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

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS 

DEPARTMENT 
BOSTON PUBl 'C UBRARY 



*S5."--!W 



A REPORT 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS 




CITY OF BOSTON, 



CONTAINING THE 



RECORDS OF BOSTON SELECTMEN, 1701 TO 1715. 





BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STI1EET. 
1884. 



[DOCUMENT 751884.] 




CITY OF S 51 BOSTON. 



A REPORT 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS. 



In presenting their Eleventh Report, the Record Com- 
missioners would refer to the statement prefixed to their 
seventh volume, which explained that from A.D. 1701, the 
Town Records were kept distinct from the Selectmen's Re- 
cords. The Eighth Report comprises the former records 
from 1701 to 1728 ; this volume contains the first two books 
of the Records of the Selectmen, covering the period from 
1701 to 1715. 

It would be unnecessary to dwell upon the value of the 
records here printed. Although many of the entries are of 
trifling importance under most circumstances, they are all 
valuable as adding genealogical items concerning our former 
citizens. Boston was always the main seaport of New Eng- 
land, and the most trivial record here may be of great service 
to those who are completing the records of other towns. 
Besides such items as we have mentioned, the reader will find 
herein many valuable facts not elsewhere recorded, relating 
to land-titles, highways, wharves, and other matters of pub- 
lic concern. 

The following list of the manuscript volumes of the Select- 
men's Records will show their extent : 

Vol. 1. Sept. 29, 1701, to June 18, 1711, pages, 294. 

2. June 20, 1711, to March 17, 1715, " 203. 

3. March 20, 1715, to 1729, " 414. 
4. June 30, 1729, to Sept. 6,1736, " 367. 
5. Sept. 15, 1736, to Aug. 22,1738, " 369. 



iv CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Vol. 6. Aug. 30, 1738, to Nov. 21, 1740, pages, 378. 

7. _Nov. 22, 1740, to July 28,1743, " 381. 

8. Aug. 3, 1743, to Nov. 11, 1747, " 379, 

9. Nov. 13, 1747, to March 8,1756, " 458. 

10. April 28, 1756, to March 16, 1761, " 170. 

11. March 11, 1761, to Jan. 17, 1764, 353. 
12. Jan. 17, 1764, to March 19, 1766, 394. 
13. Jan. 15, 1766, to Feb. 18, 1769, " 177. 
14. Feb. 22, 1769, to Aug. 11, 1773, " 274. 
15. Aug. 16, 1773, to Oct. 11,1780, " 271. 
16. Oct. 14, 1780, to July 12,1786, 272. 
17. July 12, 1786, to Sept. 24,1792, " 326. 

18. Sept. 25, 1792, to March 5,1800, " 313. 

19. March 10, 1800, to Dec. 31,1810, "' 526. 
20. Jan. 2, 1811, to March 5,1816, " 366. 
21. March 13, 1816, to Sept. 25,1818, " 270. 
22. Sept. 1, 1818, to May 24,1820, " 270. 
23. March 17, 1820, to April 24, 1822, " 217. 

The publication of a second volume of these Records has 
been authorized by the City Council, and the printing has 
commenced. At the same time, rapid progress will be made 
in printing two or three volumes of the Town Eecords. 

As already announced, the Tenth Report will consist of 
Miscellaneous Papers. A large portion of that volume is 
already in type, and it is hoped that the book will be finished 
during the present year. 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE, 
WILLIAM S. APPLETON, 

Record Commissioners. 
CITY HALL, BOSTON, August 1, 1884. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS. 



ADM1TION OF INHABITANTS BY Y E SELECT MEN. 



1701 Septem br 29 Edward Crostet Richard Christophers being 

his Security 
Oct. 1 Adam Bosquain Peter Dallie being his 

Security 

" 17 Noah Guile, William Rouse being his Security 

" 31 Daniell Bernardo, James Mounteer being his 

Security. 

1702 May 25 John Biles, Josiah Biles being his Security. 
July 27 John Nicholls, Thomas Gold being his 

Security 

27 Anthon3 r Blount Florence Maccarty being 

his Security. 

28 Thomas Harvey William Hough being his 

Security 
August 21 Gosprit Teams Henry Franckling being his 

Security. 

21 Evan Floyd Henry Franckling being his 
Security. 

29 John Dnuford Henry Emmes being his 

Security. 
January 13 Hougham Toker Henr}- Frankling being 

his Security. 

25 Joseph Rickston William Gibbins being 
his Security 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 7,*). 



1702 Jan 17 10 David Hitchcock Cap* Benjamen Alford 
being his Security 

1702 Aug 10 th Jonathan Fairbanks is bound to save the 

Town harmless from Mary Hilliken for 3 
years next. 

1703 June 28 Daniell Moonden Lewis Boucher & Petor 

Shardon being Security. 
July 26 Mary Boucher David Robbinson & Joseph 

Hillier, Security. 
Novcmb' 24 John Mallet, Peter Shardon & Peter Signae 

being Security 
Febry 29 Mehitabell Mcdcalfe, John Savcl her Security 

1704 Aprill 3 John Croad Tho" Platts being Security. 

" Novemb' 27 Peter Patcy, And r Gaines & Edw d Webb, 
Security. 

1705 Bettey, Negro made free, Rich d Keats her 

Surity. 

July 16 Elizabeth Brigdon, Francis Holmes Security. 

Aug. 13 John Brown. Nicholas Cock, John Mount- 
fort, Security. 

Sep* 11 Hauah Eados, John Fosdick Security. 

Novemb r 9 George Ingerson, Tim Thornton Surity. 

George Webber John Goff, jun r Surety 
Jan 17 22 George Shore, Thorn 8 Plats his Surety. 
Fob 17 26 Thomas Trot, Thomas Morey Eben r New- 
ell, Surty. 
John Obison, William Obison being his 

Security. 
John Ballard, Sen r , John Ballard jun r & 

William Worm wall Surty'. 
James Batteson, John Smith & Thomas 

Thornton being Security 
James Whippo, James Green & Jn Green- 

ough being Security. 
July 19 Isaac Taylor Sam" Kenney, being Security. 
July 24 Thomas Studson, Thorn 8 Powell being 

Security. 

Nov r 22 Thank full Trobridg, Francis Thresher Se- 
curity. 

1709 July 25 John Rayner, Elizur Phillips Security. 
Octor. 28 Lawrence Hood, Dan 11 Johonot Security. 
Jan ry 9 Mary Harrison, Eliz a Holmes Security. 

17 Jane Buck Ambrose Vincent Security 
Feb r r 20 Thomas Selbey admitt d , M r Jon a Belcher, 
Security. 

1710 July 31 Oliver Atwood, David Robinsson Security. 
Octo r 16 Edward Tillet, Ellise Callend r Security. 



1706 

1707 
1708 



Novem r 18 

Decemr. 9 

Decem br 9 
May 



30 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1701. 



TRANSACTIONS OF THE SELECTMEN. 

[1.] Boston Anno 1701 March 31. 

At a meeting of the Select men Ordered to be payd the charge 
of last moneths watch. VV m Griggs Petition to build w th Timber 
approved, grants for Timber buildings being recorded in a booke 
for that purpose. Joshua Hewes Jun r his Petition for to erect a 
building w tu wood, allowed. W m . Burroughs his Petition for a 
wooden building, allowed. 



Aprill 10 th . 

Rich d Henchmans Petition to build w th Timb T allowed by the 
Select men. 

14 th Jonath" Loreings Petition for a Timb r building allowed. 
M r Steven Minots Petition to build w th Timber at Roxbury gate 
allowed. The comittee appoynted to Consider about a proper 
mcthode for the Keeping the Watch are desired to meet w th the 
Select men the 15 th Instant at 5 of the Clock in the evening. 

15 th . Ordered that M r . Maxwell do signific to the people In- 
habitting the Mouse on Fort hill, that they do continue their untill 
order from the Select men to the Contrary. 

18 th . Deacon Meerrion is desired to make Enquiry of what 
Charges John Mathews hath been to the Town, in order to Bethiah 
Fullers Petition being answered. 

[2.] April 28 th . Ordered the charge of the watch for 
Last Month be p'd. Dauill Farfceld his acco' of 20 Shillings for 
mending the Pound, Alowed. John Smith allowed His Salcry 40?. 
if it so appear by the booke. Constable William Man is allowed 
five pounds Eighteen Shillings & 2 d as an abatement on his lists of 
Rates. Thomas Eaton, & George Ripley arc appointed Cow- 
keepers for this Suffier. Robert Lash is granted his Petition for a 
Timber building. M r John Cole is allowed one quarters Sallery if it 
appears to end April 8 th , Ten pounds. M r James Barns & M r . 
Rob'. Gibbs are appointed to provide a House for M r Chever to 
dwell in untill a house be built for him. 

Ordered that the price for digging of Graves at the North burriall 
place Shall be four Shill. for every grown persons grave throughout 
the year. 

Ordered that the digging of Graves in the two South burryiug 
places Shall be Three Shillings for each grave for a grown persons 
Corps from the first day of Aprill to the first day of October, and 
four Shillings, from the first day of October to the first day of 
Aprill yearly, and James Williams in the behalfe of his mother 
undertakes to take care of digging the graves in the two South 
burriall places for this year at that rate. 

Ordered that M" Taraozine Skiuuer be abated three Shillings of 
her rates 

[i-J.] M r William Griggs is allowed the Suui of forty Shillings 
for his drawing into Alphabeticall order the Births which were 
Entered in Cap 1 . Ephraim Savages Time aud for his Transcribcing 
Sundry Town orders. 



4 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Ordered that M r . Richard Hcuehman be paid his half years salery 
w ch begun the first day of Novemb r last at Forty pounds p Annum, 
and four pounds p Annum for the rent of his School House. 

Kohert Lash his Petition to build with Timb r allowed. Widd 
Mary 'Pen-so her Petition for a building of Timber \\as allowed. 

Ordered that Monday the Twelfth of May next be the time for 
the Town meeting for the choyce of Representitivcs, Three Select 
men, And One Constable & for granting money, & agreeing upon 
Town Orders. 

The price of wheat Stated by the Select men for the Regulating 
the Assize of bread is five Shillings & Six pence. 

Ordered that M r Steven Minot be desired to Veiw the Gate 
between Roxbury and Boston, and order the Repaire thereof if 
need require, and to make report to the Select men of what 
raethode is farther needfull to be taken to prevent damage on that 
part of the CouTon. 

Ordered that Constable Benj a Fitch be allowed Tenn pounds w ch 
was Over cast in his List of rates. 

[4.] Ordered that Constable Joseph Gardener be allowed two 
Shillings as abatem' of W m . Grosviners rate. 

Ordered that M r James Barns & Cap* Bozoon Allen be 
allowd & pd. Four pounds Sixteen Shillings a pece, for thirty 
two dayes Service as Representitives according to Certificate, & 
that Caj. Clark & M r Tay be allowed the Same when thier 
Certificates doth So appear. 

May 8 th . The Select men being En formed by the grave digers 
that the}' often faile of receiveiug their pay of Severall of the 
poorer Sort of persons in the Town, and that much time is Spent 
in waiting on burrials besides the noysomness and other difficultyes 
attending their work at Some Seasons of the year more then other. 

Ordered that the price for diging of graves in the two South 
hurrying places Shall be four Shillings, for each grave for a man 
or woman through out the year, and that James Williams in belialfe 
of his mother dig at. y e South. And at the North buriall place 
Thomas Verney is appointed to be the diger of graves who is 
allowed to demand and receive fiue Shillings a grave for a man or 
woman from the first of October to the first of Aprill and four 
Shillings for each grave as afores d . from the first of Aprill to the first 
of Octob'. 

May 9 th . Benj". Emons his land is layd out to him according to his 
grant the 28 th of Aug' 1679 and the post neer the corner of his 
house being removed, that boundary is stated to be two foot South- 
westerly from the Corner of his old house. 

[5.] May 22 th 1701. David Robinsons Petition fora timber 
building allowed. John Dassets Petition for a Timb r building, 
allowed 

Thomas Hetchbon his Petition for a Timber building allowed. 
Deacon John Marryon is appointed to provide Bulls for the Town 
and to give out Tickets for Cows going On the Cornon to Such 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1701. 5 

persons as have Propriety therein. That Such Cows as are found 
On the Coraon other then those whose Owner Shall Show forth a 
Ticket from Deacon Marryon. Such Cows are to be pounded by 
the Cow Keepers 

Ordered that Thirty Hundred weight of Bullets, and Five Thou- 
sand of flints be forth with Provided for a Town Stock, And M r . 
Gyles Dyer, M r . Rich d Draper & M r . Robert Gibbs are appointed 
to take care to procure the Same. 

May 22 th . Ordered That the Representitives for This Town be 
desired to promote the repealing of that Clause in the Law Oblige- 
ing Town rates to be made by the Same Rule w th the Province 
Tax 

That they promote the raiseing of Bills of Credit. 

[6.] That they promote the raysiug of Hemp. That they 
Endevour a law to prevent the Exportation of Provisions when 
they exceed in price or on a Prospect of warr. 

May 2G th . The Representitives ar farther desired To promote 
the Encourrageing the bringing of white serv te and to put a Period 
to negros being Slaves. 

M r . William Griggs is allowed the Sum of four pounds two 
Shillings and eight pence, for meterills for the adjusting of weights 
& meassures as p his acco'. He to give an Inventary under his 
hand of what he hath of the Towns. M r . James Maxwell is allowed 
Six Shill. & eight pence being his petty expences on the Select 
men the last quarter. M r . James Maxwell is allowed fifty 
Shillings for his last quarters Sallery. M r . John Arnold is allowed 
9-3 -6 as the ballance of his acco'. M r . Gyles Dyer, M r . Rich d . 
Draper and M r . Rob' Gibbs are appointed to tak care to pro v id 
Watch bills. Cap' John Wings his Petition for a wooden building 
allowed. 

[7.] Ordered that there be added to the Watchmeus In- 
structions viz'. 

That they Endevour to Secure disorderly persons, giveing 
notice of thier names to Some of his Maj". 68 Justices. And like 
wise to Inspect & give notice of disorderly Houses. And that if 
any of the watch be disorderly, or neglect their duty Such delin- 
quent Shall forfeit & pay the SuTn of three Shillings for every 
Such Offence. 

M r . Rob' Gibbs is desired to take care to get the Cellar door under 
M r Sam 11 Phillips his Shop repaired. George Elisions Petiton for a 
licence to Sell wine & Strong liquors without doors by retaile is 
appioved by the Select men. 

June 30 th . Rebeca Philpot Widdow her Petition for a licence to 
keep a victualing house to dress victuals an Retaile Ale with- 
in doors and without is approved b} r the Select men June 
30 th . John Carthew his Petition to Sell wine & Liquors by 
retayles out of doors is approved by the Select men June 30 th . 
[8.] Christian Ilerridge her Petition for a Licence to Sell 
Wine & Liquors by Retaile is approved by the Select men 



6 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

the 30 th of June. John Lane his Petition for a Licence to keep 
Ordinary to sell all Sorts of drinck is approved by the Select men 
June the 30 th . Jane Davis her Petition for a Licence to Sell beer 
& Cyder out of doors by Hetaile, is approved by the Select men 
June 30 th . Exercise Connant his Petition for a Licence to Sell all 
Sorts of Strong drinck out of door by Ketaile is approved by the 
Select men June 30 th . David Gwin his Petition for a Licence to 
Retaile wine beer and Liquor both within and without doors is 
approved by the Select men June 30 th . Cap' Grigory Shugcrs his 
Petition for a Licence to Sell wine and Strong Liquor out of doors 
by Retaile is approved by the Select men June 30 th . [9.] Mary 
Webster is allowed 3/6 d for money by her formerly Expended for 
the Town. M r . William Griggs is farther allowed Twenty Shillings 
besides 40/8 allowed him the 28 th of Aprill Last for his Service in 
Extraordinary writeing 

Ordered that Application be made unto the Justices in Quarter 
Session for their Stating a Rule for raiseing money to defray the 
Charge of the watch. 

Ordered that a note be posted for letting the Cellar under M r 
Sam 11 Phillips his Shop & M r . Sam 11 Phillips 'be p d 2/6 for mending 
the door. 

Constable Joseph Doweling is abated 7. 6. 9. of his list of 
rates. Constable Jose Winthrop is abated 2. 12. 0. of his List 
of rates & is allowed Six Shillings for takeing a list of polls & 
Estates. Constable Benj a Fitch is abated 17. 12. 9. of his List 
of rates. Constable Henry Hill is abated 3. 9. 11 of his list 
of rates. 

[1O.] July 3 d 1701. Thomas Phillips his Petition for a Licence 
to Sell wine and Strong liquor by retaile out of doors is aproved 
by the Select men, July 3 d . Benjamen Emons his Petition for a 
Timber building is allowed, upon Condition that he first either 
remove that part of his Celler wall w ch he hath Set on the Towns 
ground, or that he Oblige himself & his Successors not to raise 
the Same higher then the Levell of the ground, and Also pay unto 
the Town as a quit rent the Sum of Six pence per year untill he 
make it appear that the Same be removed. Voted July 3 d . John 
Jepson is allowed 4. 11.4. being one quarter part of his acco' of 
18. 5. 4. for work & Stuff in repairing and New Shingling the 
Town house. 

July 18 th . Mehitabell Pumery her Petition for keeping a Victuall- 
ing house and to Sell beer and Cyder b}" retayle is Approved by the 
Select men. John Pastree his Petition to keep a Publick house or 
ordinary is aproved by the Selectmen. Peter Townseud his 
Petition to Sell wine and Strong liquors by retaile out of doors is 
aproved by the Select-men. [11.] M r9 . Ann Checkley her Peti- 
tion for Licence to Sell wine & Strong liquor by retaile out of doors is 
approved by the Select men. M r . William Turner his Petition for 
a Licence to Sell wine & Strong Liquor bj r retaile out of doors is 
approved by the Select men. Constable William Welsted is 
abated the Sum of 2. 12. 9 d of his lists of rates. 

Ordered the A notification be posted up in four Publik, places 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1701. 7 

within the Town for the Inhabitants to bring in a list of thier Polls 
& Estates to the Select men at the Town house on y e Last Monday 
in July Curr*. 

And that the Inhabit" of Muddy River and Rumny marsh be 
notified to bring in their Lists on the first Monday in Agust next. 

The Select men agree to take new Lists of the inhabit' 8 within 
the Town each Select man to take a Company & the Clark of each 
Company be desired to Assist, they to be paid for their Service. 

N. 1. M r . John Barnet 

2. Joseph Prout 

3. Gyles Dyer 

4. James Barns 

5. Rob 1 Gibbs 

6. Rich d Draper 

7. John George 

8. ( John Marrion 
t Tim Clark 

The Consta blcs of Rumny March & Muddy River are desired to 
take y" lists in their districts & to be paid for S d Service. 

[12.] July 28 th Ann . 1701. M r . John Cole School master is 
ordered his quarters Sallery Ten pounds to y e 8 th instf. John 
Verin his Petition for a Licence to Sell beer, Cyder, and Liquors 
out of doors is approved by the Select men. 

For the better Secureing the Towns Title to the house formery 
belonging to John Mathews deceaced, Orederd that Bethiah 
Fuller daughter of the dececed be paid Tenn pounds upon her 
giveing up her deed of gift for S d House, paiable as follows viz. 
3. 15. 10. there of towards her transportation to East Jersie 
to her husband And the remayning 6. 4. 2. there of to be paid 
to her Creditors after She is gone viz 1 . 

To Widcl" Judith Allen 2. 0. 

M r ". Mary Ireland 2. 7. 2 

Widd Hannah Towt 0.10. 

Sarah Huggens 0. 7. 

Tabatha Butler 1. 0. 



6. 4. 2 
Ordered that the Treasu r be desired to prosecute Joseph Davies 

Late Constable of Muddy River for what he is behind and unpaid 

of his List of rates. 
Ordered that a motion be made to the Quarter Sessions to remove 

the Incrouchm' formerly made by Coll. Page on the high way Nigh 

the Town house, July 28 th . 

Ordered that James Johnsons Lease be taken out of Court the 

Town paying for a Coppie to leave there. 

[13.] July 31 1701. In Addition to Bethia Fullers grant on 
the 28 th Instant, upon farther Consideration the Select men do agree 
to give her five pounds more making up the whole Sum 15 0. 0. 

August 25. John Beards petition for a wooden building approved, 



8 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

as recorded in y e other booke. Lawrence Brown, a Limner, asks 
admittance to be an Inhabitant of this Towne w ch is granted On 
condition that he give Security to Save the Town harmless. M r . 
Ezekiell Chever entered into the house in w ch he now dwells the 3 d 
d:iy of May last at Nine pounds p anum. Widd Williams is 
allowed 4. 10. for her half years Sallery ending Septomb r 1 st . 
M r Ezekicll Chever is allowed fifty Six Shillings for Severall 
years repaires of his house School house as p his acco'. William 
Ingrain is allowed forty two Shillings & Six pence being the ballance 
rcmayning due to him as p his acco'. Inquirey to be made of M". 
Wilson of Hartford for the Arears of rent due to the Town for a 
Shop in the Town-house formerly Let to her husband M r . Ju 
Howard. 

[14.] August 25 th 1701. James Maxwell is allowed Twenty 
five Shillings & Eleven pence being his acco* of Expences on the 
Select men. 

Also his quarters Sallery being fifty Shillings is allowed him. 

August 28 th . Thomas Verney is allowed 3. 10. for his halfe 
years Salery ending Sep' y e 1 st . Eneas Salter his petition for a 
wooden building is approved, as recorded in y e other book Aug 28. 
John Baker his Petition for a Tim br building allowed by the Select 
men Sept 3. 

Ordered that Monday the 22 th Instant On nine of the Clock be 
appointed a Town Meeting to agree upon Town orders Sep'. 10 th . 

Ordered that James Williams forbear to publish John Pitts untill 
he give Security in ord r . to his being an Inhabit 1 Sep 1 . 10 th . 

Joseph Ryall & John Coombs their Petition for a Timb r building 
Approved Sep'. 30 th . John Strong is warned to depart the Town 
w th his wife & four Children unless he give Security Sep'. 30 th . John 
Pits is warned to depart the Town Sep'. 30. [15.] Edward 
Crosthet is admitted an Inhabit' Rich d Christophers being his Se- 
curity & having given Bond Sep'. 29 th . Adam Bosquain admitted 
an Inhabit* M r . Peter Daille being his Security & hath given bond 
Octob r 1". Henry Hed is warned to forbear Opening Shop and to 
depart the Town Unless he give Security. Sep'. 30 th . 

M r . Benj* Johns is warned to depart the Town unless he give Se- 
curity by the Next Monthly meeting Sep'. 30' h . 

Sep'. 30. Ordered that the Town Clerk do Signe warrants to the 
Constables for Collecting the Town rates Sep'. 30 th . 

M r . Noah Guille is Admited an Inhabitant upon his givcing Secur- 
ity Octob r 2 d w ch & M r . W m . Rouse is become Security for him. 
Bartholomew Green is allowed Eight Shillings for printing notifi- 
cations for warning the Town-Meeting last may. 8 br . 2 d . M r *.Gifford 
is warned to depart the Town or give Security to Save the Town 
harmless within foreteen nayes. Octob r 2 d . 

[16.] Octob r 2 d . Upon Demand made by the Selectmen M". 
Elizabeth Whetcomb delivered unto them The Possession of a dwell- 
ing House belonging to the Town of Boston formerly Ocupied by 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1701. 9 

her, w ch bouse & land She useth to Let at four pounds ten shill. 
p Annum, and the present Tennan William Morto & W m . Sims 
b}- their wives Acknowledge themselves Tennants to the Town. 

The Select men upon View of an Incroachmeut on the Towns 
Land by a fence Set up by Goody Jones at the Lower end of the 
C'omon. Ordered that S d Goody Jones remove S d fence within 
fourteen dayes. Octob'. 2 d . 

Abraham Norden w th his wife & child were warned to depart the 
Town w ch warning was given by m r . Max well as he sayeson Octob r . 
the 5 th . James Ogle was warned to depart the Town or give Se- 
curity to Save the Town harmless w ch warning was given by m r . 
Maxwell as he Saj-es Sep'. 30. Abraham Snow was warned in like 
manner. 

Octob r . 7 th . Ordered that Complaint be >roade unto Court of 
Quarter Sessions of the Peace ag l . Josiah Sanders for Erecting a 
Portch on the High way nigh unto y e South Battery. 

[17.] Octob r 27 th . M r . Edward Thomas is abated Ten Shill. 
for his house rate, it appearing that it is not in his Ocupation & 
Improvem 1 . Nathan 11 Baker his Petition for a Timber building 
Approved Octob r . 28. Thomas Gent his Petition for a Licence to 
Sell beer wine, Rum & c . within doors & without Approved by the 
Select men Octob r . 27. 

NuthaniellEmmons his Petition for Licence to Sell Strong drinck 
by Retaile within doors and without. Approved b}- the Select men 
Octob r . 27 th . 

Ordered that Complaint be made to the Quarter Sessions against 
Hannah Jones, for Incloseing a peice of the Towns Land at the 
Lower end of the Comon. 8 br . 27. M r . John Cole is allowed his 
Q r . Sallery being 10. to the 8 th . Inst. Octob r 27. Edward Tut- 
hill is Abated forty Shillings of the List of rates formerly Commited 
to him haveing regaurd threin to two wolves he paid for w cl1 hath 
not heithcrto been allowed him by the Countrey. Octob r . 27. 

Ordered that the Surveyors of the Highwaycs be Advised with 
About mending the Highwaycs at the South end of the Town. 8 br . 
27. 

[18.] James Thornbery Three pounds to purchase two load 
of Coal for the use of the Watch w ch was allowed by the Select men 
8 br . 27. George Burrell is abated three Shillings of his rate. 8 br . 27. 
Elisha Webb is abated 7/G d . of his rates 8 br . 27. Thomas Beetle 
is abated 3 Shill. of his rates 8 br . 27. 

Thomas Wallis, Tobaconess, his Petition for a Licence to Sell 
Strong drinck by retaylc Approved, 8 br . 27. Joseph Buckmaster 
his Petition to Sell Strong drinck & Victuall is allowed, 8 br . 27. 
Josiah Franklin is allowed 2. 3. 9 in full of his acco' of Caudles 
for the watch, 8 br . 27. Mary Mayn is abated 10 Shillings of her 
rate w ch was put in by a mistake, 8 br . 27. Natlum"Shaw is abated 
8 Shill. of his Rate, h br . 27. Henry Franklin is abated 24 Shill. 
of his rate, 8 br . 27. [19.] M r . William Clark marrin r is abated 
36 Shill. of his rate, 8 br . 27. Rich d Grils is abated Six Shillings 
of his rate Provided he payes the ratp charged on his Brother h'' r 
27. 



10 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Allowed the Severall Clarks for their takein y e Lists of the In- 
habit" viz 1 . 

Sam 11 Greenwood for 2 years 0. 7. 

John Peirse 1 year 0. 3. 

Sam" Mattock 0. 3. 

John Beumore 2 year 0. 7. 

James Thornbery 1 year 0. 3. 

Tho. Davise 0. 4. 

M r . Marry on Sen r . 0. 4. 

Sam" Peirse 0.4.0 

Allowe 8 br . 27. 

Allowed the Select men for their Service in Assessing y e 
Province Tax viz 4 . 

M r . James Barnes 4. 0. 

John Marry on 4. 0. 

Joseph Prout 4. 0. 

Rob' Gibbs 4. 0. 

John Barnerd 4. 0. 

Gyles Dyer 4. 0. 

Rich d Draper 4. 0. 

John George 2. 0. 
8 br . 27. 

Ordered that M r . Rich d Draper be paU five pound for Somuch 
he paid to Bethiah Fuller 8 br . 27 th . 

[2O.] Allowed unto Cap*. Timothy Clark three pounds for 
his two years care of 20 bar" 8 of Powder Expireing the 26 th of 
March next. 8 br . 27. 

Octo br . 30. Daniell Bernerdo is admited an Inhabit' James 
Mounteer being Security for him. 

The Select men have agreed w th M r . Henry Hill to Let unto him 
a peice of Land and flats iieing before the House of Deacon Allen 
deceaccd containing forty foot wide next the high way on the North, 
& So to the Sea for Seven years, he paying for the Same 12/p 
annum 8 br . 30. 

Ordered that a noat be given M r . John Alden Juni r . for 4. 10. 0. 
for his halfe years rent of the House in w oh M r . Ezeckiel Chever 
dwells, 9 br . 6 th . 

Ordered that M r . Nathan" Oliver have a noat on the Treasif for 
7. 13. 0. for 51 dayes Service as representitive and that the other 
three Representitives be paid at the Same rate upon thier producein 
a Certiflcat from the Clerk of y e Representitives, 9 br . 6 th . 

Cap 1 Andrew Belcher his Petition to omit Rough Casting his 
ware house for the Space of Six foot next the ground, & to board 
& Clapboard that Space Approved by the Select men, 9 br . 6 th . 

[21.] Novem br 24 th . Ordered that M r . Rich d . Henchman have 
a noat for 2^ lb . for his last half years Sallery & rent of the School- 
house to the 1 st Instant, 9 br . 24. 

Hannah Hallara her Petition for a Licence to Sell Strong drinck 
both within doors and without was disallowed. Also S d . Petitiou 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1701. 11 

was afterwards allowed at the Same meeting, 9 br . 24. John 
Simderline is abated 5/ of the rate on his Ship 9 br . 24. 

Ordered that M r . Ezekiell Lewis have a noat for 32. 13. 4. for 
his three quarters Sallery ending the 28 th curr', 9 br . 24 th . 

Surah Webber Askes abatement in her rates, disallowed, 9 br . 24. 
Allowed James Thorubery 3. 10. 6. for coales for the watch as 
p his MCCO', 9 br . 24. Rich d Brooks asks abatement in his rates, 
disallowed, 9 br . 24. M r . Sam" Bridge Sen', is allowed 6/8 d . for 
mending Roxbery Gate, 9 br . 24. Joseph Hasey is abated 6/ 
of his rate, the Widd. of Peircifull Clarke is abated 6/, 9 br . 24. 
Henry Hill asks an Addition of 12 foot on the west Side of the 
Land he formerly agreed for w" 1 is allowed him pay in 4/8 p 
annum more. [22.] Constable Joseph Belcher askes an abate- 
ments in his rate disallowed. Thomas Wallice Asks an Abatem' 
of his rates, disallowed, 9 br . 24. 

Agreement made between the Select men and Cap 1 . John Barnet 
viz 4 . 

That the Said Barnet Shall Erect a House on the Laud where 
M r EzeUiell Chever Lately dwelt of forty foot long, Twenty foot 
wide and Twenty foot Stud w th four foot Rise in the Roof, to make 
a Cellar floor under one halfe of S d house and to build a Kitchin 
of Sixteen foot in Length & twelve foot in bredth with a Chamber 
therein, and to Lay the floors flush through out the main house 
and to make three paire of Stayers in y e main house & one paire 
in the Kitchin and to Inclose S d house & to do and compleat all car- 
penters worke and to fiude all timber boards, Clapboards, nayles, 
glass and Glaziers worke & Iron worke. and to make one Celler 
door and to tinde one Lock for the Outer door of Said House, And 
also to mnke the Case mts for S d house, and perform* S d worke and 
to finish S d building by the first day of August next. 

In consideration whereof the Select men do agree that the S d 
Cap' Barnet Shall have the Old Timb r , boards, Iron work & glass 
of the Old house now Standing on S d Laud and to pay unto him 
the Sum of One hundred and thirty pounds money that is to say 
forty pounds down in hand & the rest as the worke goes on. 

[23.] Agreement made between the Select men and M r . John 
Goodwin viz'. 

That the Said John Goodwin agrees to do and perform the 
masons worke of the house now to be built on the Land where m r . 
Ezekiell Chever Lately dwelt. S d . house to of the dementious 
agreed for w th Cap'. John Barnerd. The S d . Goodwin to digg and 
Stone a Celler under the Largest end of S d House, to under pin the 
whole house & Kitchen. S d Cellar to be Six foot & four Inches 
deep under the Cell, the wall to be Laid with Lime and Sand 
Morter, to turn an Arch in S d Celler and to build a good Stack of 
brick Chimneys, w th three Lower room Chimnyes two Chamber 
Chimnyes and one garret Chimney, to fill Lath and plaster all the 
walls tinder the plate of Said house and Kitchen, to Ceile two floors 
through <nit the S d House and plaster the Gable ends and under 
the Staires within Sight, and to plaster the Clossets and all the 
brickvvorkc as high up as the Garret, to lay the Hearth of the 



12 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Clrimnyes with two rows of Tile in the Lower rooms and Chambers, 
and to plaster the Coveing, and to point the garret and Purge the 
Chimnyes with good Lime morter; and at the Said Goodwins 
Charge to finde all Stones, brick, Lime, Sand, Lath, Haire, nayles 
and otlier materialls for the Said worke, and to Compleat & finish 
the Same by the first day of August next. 

In consideration whereof the Select [4.] men Shall pay unto 
the S d John Goodwin the sum of Ninety pounds money, with the 
free Liberty of his useing all the Stones and Brick of the Old house 
now there Standing for his own use, and to have forthwith an order 
for Twenty pounds in part of paym u 

M r . Thomas Mosset his Petition for a Licence to Keep a victual- 
ing bouse for Publick Entertainm' is approved, 9 br . 24. James 
Maxwell is allowed forty Shillings being his acco 1 of Expences & 
fifty Shillings for his Q r Sallery. M r ". Eliz a Monck is allowed 
11. 16. 0. being her acco' of Selectmens Dinner sun to this day, 
9 br 24 th e Edward Hill Sen r . his Petition for a Licence to Sell 
Strong Drincke by retaile is approved, 9 br . 24. 

November 27 th . 

Constable Joseph Billings is abated 4. 11. 1. of his List of 
rates besides 6/ formerly abated m r . Fowles 9 br . 27. Constable 
Samll. Holland is abated 3. 6. of his List of Rates 9 br . 27. 

[25.] Decem br 4 th . 

Ordered that whereas the Selectmen have appointed Thomas 
Eaton & George Ripley to be Cow Keepers for y e year 1701, The 
Said Cow keepers are Allowed and Impowered to receive of the 
owner of each Cow So Kept by them on the Cofnon the Sum of two 
Shillings p. head according to former usage, 10 br . 4. 

Ordered that noats be drawn on the Treas viz 1 , for five pounds 
to be paid to Joseph Prout, Twenty Shillings to M r . Robert Gibbs, 
Twelve Shillings to M r . Thomas Newton, pursuant to an Entery 
made by M r . W". Griggs in his Minute Booke dated the 12 th of 
March last. 10 br . 4 th . 

M r . John Coney is abated of his rate, 10 br . 4 th . 

Ordered that M r . Maxwell do warn M r . Daniel Turell to pay and 
Satisfie Goody Mulbery what money remaynes due for Maiutain- 
ance of her daughters child by this day Seven-night, or he must 
Expect Execution against him. 10 br . 4 th . 

M rs . MaryDavise is abated her rate being Eleven Shillings, upon 
the Cousidera. of her three Dumb Children. John Ilumphryes 
is allowed 10/ for mending of 5 chayers belonging to the Town 
house. 10 br . 18 ttt . part thereof the Province & County are to 
Reimburst y e Town. 

[26.] Decemb' 18 th . Ordered that in Case M r . Daniell Turell 
do neglect to pny the Sum of eight pounds, due for the maiu- 
tainance of the Child born of the body of Abigail Mulbery & that 
the Same Remayne unpaid untill this day Sevennight, that then 
Execution Shall be Isued out against him according to the Judg- 
ment awarded against him by the Court. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1701. 13 

John Bientnall Surveyor his acco'of 8. 11. 8 d . is allowed upon 
the abatem' of Six pence a day out of each mans Labour. 10 br . 18'. 

M r . James Maxwell is by the Selectmen appointed the Town 
officer to give warning to any of the Inhabitants or Inmates within 
this Town as the Selectmen Shall direct. 10 br . 18 

Dccem br 22 th . 

Constable Sam 11 Holland is abated four pounds ten Shili & 4 d 
of his list of rates w ch w th 3.6.0. abated him the 27 th of No- 
vem br is 9. 6. 4. in w ch List of abatements M r . Drewrery, M r . Jack- 
lin, & M r . Ryalls Rates are yet Standing out and to be Comited to 
Some other Const ble . 10 br . 22. 

[27.] Decemb r 29. 

Daniell Retchings is abated 5 Shill. of his rates. 10 br . 29. 
Daniell Stoddar is abated his rates being 8/6. Constable William 
Clark is abated 12. 17. 7 d . of his Lists of rates. 

Ordered, that noats be given to M r . John Barned for 40. and 
to M r . John Goodwin for 20. being thier first payment twowards 
building the School masters House. 

John Hooper, worsted Comer, is warned to depart the Town 
unless he Give Security (to indempnifie the Town from Charge) at 
or before the next monthly meeting of the Select-men. Thomas 
Downs his acco' of 11/6 for mending the highway Nigh his house 
was allowed & ordered to be paid. John Kelton his rate being 
9/3 d . is abated. Henry Day his rate being 7/9 is Abated. 
Thomas Walker his acco' of 21. 12. O d . for repaireing the Highway 
at the South end of the Town is allowed & ordered to be paid 
10 br . 29. 

[28.] Decemb r . 29 th . Ordered that M r . John Brentnall be 
paid 7. 11. 8. in full of his acco 1 formerly given in for mending 
the Highwayes at Rumney marsh. 

Ordered that William Ireland be paid 1. 5. 0. for mending the 
Highway according to former agreem'. 

Whereas Samuell Miller of Milton holds part of the Blew hill 
Land uud r Grigory Belcher deceaced. Orderd that the S d Sam- 
uell Miller be advised to Assert the Towns Intrest in S d Land 
& that he Endevour to Prevent any of the Inhabitants of Brantry 
or others from Laying out any of S d Laud or making any 
Incroachm' thereon, And the Select men Oblige themselves and 
their successors to Assist and defend him in what he Shall Law- 
fully do in order there unto 10 br . 29 

January I 8 '. 

Ordered that whereas Nathan" Pulman one of the watchmen 
Affirms that he hath Lost his noat on the Treasurer for forty 
Shillings dated August 25 th Last. That upon his & M". Dorothy 
Greetians entering into bond to Save the Town harmless from 
being chargeable w* the former a new noat be given 

M r . James Barnes his Petition for a Timber building as entered 
more at large in y e booke for S d Entres approved. Jan ry 1 st 

[29.] Ordered that whereas Samuell Clough did formerly 



11 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

borrow the Towns Globes that he do now return them unto the 
Town Treasurer. 

Ordered, that the Town Clark do procure a record out of the 
Secretaires office of the Gen 11 Courts grant of a thousand Acres 
of Land to the Free Schooll of the Town of Boston. 

Ordered that a noat be given to Cap' Tim Clark for Six Shil- 
lings Expended by him in Makeing Windows for the Sconce. 
Jan 17 I 8t . 

Voted that the next monethly meeting of the select-men begin at 
one of the clock precisely and those of the Select men that Exceed 
a quarter of an hour beyond that time Shall forfeit Six pence. 
And that at each monethly meeting here after One of the Select-men 
shall be moderator for S d meeting & that they take it by turns be- 
gining at the Eldist and So Successively, and that they begin S d 
meetings w th prayer. 

[3O.] January 12. 

Sam 11 VVentworth his Petition for Licence Erect a Tim br build- 
ing. Approved by the Select men. Jan 17 12. 

Ordered that M r . Tho. Newton be paid 4. 19. 0. in full of his 
acco'. Jan 17 12 

Ordered that m r . John Manyon demand of M. Whetcombe 29/ 
being her bill of Costs & to deliver the Same to the Treasu r . 
Abatements allowed viz'. 

To Daniell Morey 0. 10. 0. 

John Gallond 0. 6. 9. 

William Dinsdale 0. 4. 0. 

Mark Pilkenton 0. 3. 0. 

Thomas Diusdale 0. 7. 0. 

Francis Hudson 0. 6. 0. 

Edward G eland 0. 3. 0. 

Seth Cullever 0. 4. 0. 

Daniell Mero 0. 6. 0. 

Thomas Eaton 0. 2. 0. 

John Mulbery 0. 3. 3. 

Samuell Smith 0. 12. 0. 

Dr. Thomas Okes 0. 17. 0. 

M r . Stephen Minot his Petition for a Lycence to Keep an Inn or 

Tavern at his house Nigh Roxbery gate disapproved by y e Select 

men Jan rjr 12. 

[31.] January 19. 

M r . John Borland is Petition for a Tim br building approved by 
the Selectmen, Jan 17 19. M. Leah Baker haveing a Small Still in 
her dwelling house w ch she useth to improve for her own perticuler 
benefit. She Asks the Consent of the Select-men that She may 
Continue to use the Same as formerly unto w ch the Select-men do 
consent provided She inlarge the hearth of the Chimney with 
brick and Case the Mantle tree & Ceil the floor next thereto unto 
the Satisfaction of the Select men. Jan 17 19 th . 

Ordered that the Obstruction made by m r . Benj a Mountfort in 
the Alley Leading from the Townhouse Street down to the Dock, 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1701. 15 

be represented to the Justices in Q r Sessions praying the Laying 
Open of Said way as formerly. Jan 17 19 th . 

Ordered the Select men meet on Monday next being y r monthly 
'meeting at nine of the Clock in the forenoon, for as much as the 
Q r Sessions meet on the Same day w ch may ocation more then 
halfe a day's meeting. Jan ry 19 th . 



At a meeting of the Select men Jan ry 26 th . Mr. Thomas Adkius 
his Petition for a Tim br building was approved. 

Ordered that M r . John Cole be paid 10 being his quarter 8 
Sallery clue the 8 th of this Inst' Jan ry . Approed Jan ry 26 th . 
[32.] Allowed to Constable Joseph Belcher viz'. 

abated of Joseph Haley 8 rate 0. - 2 - 0. 

William Eustice 0. - 3 - 0. 

Joseph Hasey as formerly 0. 6. 0. 

Dan" Hutcheus as formerly 0. 5. 0. 

Joseph Belcher for takeing y e List 0. 6. 0. 



1. 2. 0. 

John Tedman is abated 4/ of his rate upon acco' of his being 
helpfull to his mother. Benj a White Asks abatement of his 
rate w ch was disallowed by y e Selectmen. Jan' 7 26. 

Upon demand made by the Select men, the wife of William 
Morto & the wife of William Sims promise to pay rent for the 
House formerly in the Ocupation of Mrs. Whetcome at 4. 10. 
p. annum to be p d every halfe year commencing fro the 2 d or 
October Last. Jan 17 26. 

John Allesset is abated his rate 9/8 

Gibson Farr is abated 14/8 of his rate. 

M r . Joshua Gee his petition for a Timb r building as entered in 
y e book for S d Entryes is approved by y e Select men. Jan 17 26 th . 

James Jarvice his acco' of 7/6 d . for Iron worke in repaires of 
the Town house is allowed and paym* Ordered out of the Town 
Treasury. Jan ry 26 th . 

Constable Henry Hill is abated 5. 1. 6. of his List of Rates. 
Jan ry 26]. 

[33.] Madam Usher is abated 6/ of her rate. 

Febry 10. 

Ezekiell Needham & Solamon Townsend their Petition to build 
w th r pi ra r approved b}' y e Select men Feb* 7 16 th . Samuell Clough 
his acco' for mending the Town house Clock, he is allowed 12/8. 
'Stephen Minot & John Walker their Petition that Licence may 
l)c granted unto S d John Walker to keep a Publick house of Enter- 
tainment for horse and man, at the New house of Said Steven 
Minot Nigh Roxbery Gate In Boston was approved by y c Select 
men Fcb r - v 1 u. 

Fel/- v 17. 

Ordered that a Petition be presented to the Gen 11 Court praying 
y' Some Law may be made to prevent deceite in y e measureing of 
Grayn. 



16 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

February 23 d . 

Nathaniell Loreing his Petition for a Timber bnilding approved 
by y e Selectmen. 

Fryday the 6 th of March at 3 of the Clock in the Afternoon is' 
appointed to meet with the Committee to Audit the Treasu 
acco ts . 

Daneill Fairfeeld is voted by the Selectmen to be imployed in 
makeing Information ag* persons Transgressing y e Town Orders 
relateing to burrialls, he to be allow d for his Service Ten Shillings 
for every Conviction w ch he Shall procure to be p d him when S d 
fine Shall be recoverd & paid into the Treasury. 

[34.] February y e 23 d . 

Joseph Dolbeer asks abatem 1 of his rate, y e Constable to be 
desired to forbear him for Some time. Joshua Woods is warned to 
depart the town w th his family or to finde Surety es to Save the 
Town Harmless within a moneth. Widdow Susana Dinnis is abated 
2/6 d of her rate. Robert Davise is abated 6/ of his rate. Thomas 
Verney his half years Sallery being 3. 10. 0. is ordered to be 
paid. Widd Williams her halfe years Sallery being 4. 10. 0. is 
ordered to be paid. James Smith is abated 6/ of his rate. 
Joseph Dowding is abated 20/6 d of his List of rates, he declaiming 
that he hath 7i in his hand in bills of Credit w ch he took for Town 
rates, the Treasurer is desired to take the Same of him. Rich d 
Brooks is abated 4/6 d of his rates. 

Ordered That Jer Dummer Esq r . Treasu' of the County be paid 
ll/8 d to make up w' was Short in the County Tax. 

John Waite Asks Abatem' : disallowed. Joseph Allen his accot 
of 17. 15. 0. for bullets is allowed. 

[35.] Feb* 23 d 

Ordered that whereas Coll. Pen Townsend hath not yet been 
paid for his Service as Representitive in the year 1697 that a noat 
Now be given him for 6. 15. the Sum formerly paid to his 
fellows for y l year. John Williams is abated 9/ of his rate. 
Samuell Inggs is abated 16/ of his rate. James Abbersham is 
warned to depart the Town w 111 his family unless he give Security 
to Save the Town harmless. Edward Collings is abated 4/ of his 
rate. Erasamus Drew is Ordered a noat for 3/ for his runing 
the Line, he haveing Lost his former noat for S d Sum. James 
Maxwell his acco' of Expences on y e Select men being 19/6 is 
allowed. Also his J years Sallery 50/. Eliz a Nickerson is abated 
4/ of his rate. 

Liberty is Granted unto M r . William Keen to build Over the 
Towns Propriety in the Alley between his Laud and M r . Thomas 
Fitch his House, Said building not be legs then Nine foot high 
from the ground & under S d building the passage to be kept open 
& free for Comon passage, S d Keen to pave the Same w th Stone 
& to pay into the Town Treasu* Six pence per annum as 
acknowledgm*. 

[36.] Febuary the 23 d . 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1701. 17 

James Mirick is abated 2/6 d of his rate. Milam Alcock is 
abated 3/ of bis rate. Ordered that warrants be given out to the 
Constables to warn the Inhabit'" to meet on Monday the 9 th of 
March to Chuse Town officers and Consider ab' Raysing money, 
and any other matter to be debated for the benefit of y e Town. 

Fbruary the 27 th . 

W m . Hills Petition for a Timb r building approved. 

Ichabod Williston & Jn More thier Petition for a Timb r build- 
ing approved. M r . Cotton Mather is to be desired to be present 
to begin the Town meeting one the 9 th of March next. 

Ordered that John Chadwick Taylor be Complain ed of to the Q r 
Session as a person Misspending his time & not provideing for 
his family. 

Consta ble Bream is desired to forbear M r Phillip Bargiers rate 
for Some time. Const ble James Gooch is abated 50/ of his List 
of Rates. Constable Benj a ffitch is abated . 4. 17. 7. of 
his List of rates. John Drewreys rate of 6/ to the Town is to be 
Added to Const ble Wilsons List. 

[37.] February 27 th . 

Zacheriah Long is abated 14/ of his rate. 

M. Judith Clark is included w th her Sister, M rs . Leah Baker, m 
the Liberty granted her Jan 17 19 th of the Setting up of a Still and 
Improveing the Same in y Said Bakers house. And the S d 
Judith Clark her Petition, for License to Sell Cordiall waters by 
retayle out of doors is approved by the Select men. 

M r . John Man-ion Jun r his acco 1 of 2. 13. 0. is approved. Feb 17 27. 

March 2 d . 

Ordered that M r . Ezekiell Lewis be paid 11. 5. 0. for hisq'Sallery 
to y 28 th of Feb 17 last. 

Liberty is granted unto M r . John Borland to burn Brick & Lime 
in his orchard at the Northerly end of Adkisons Lane for his 
House to be built there this next Summer, he to do it in Such place 
in S d Orcherd as Conveniently he may so as to give Least Annoy- 
ance to the Neighbourhood. 

Const ble Zachariah Long is abated 3. 3s. w ch w th m. Davis & 
F r . Hudsons rate formerly abated is 4. 0. 0. Cons tblc Peter 
Barber is abated of his List 4. 2. 6. of his List of Rates. 
Nathan 11 Reynalls is abated 6/ 

[38.] March 2 d . Ordered that the House for the Latten school 
master be Set twelve foot farther back then the Old House Stood 
and five foot off from Henry Tites fence. 

The Said House to have two windows in each Roome one in the 
front & the other at the end. 

March 6. 

Ordered that m r . Richard Henchman have a noat given him for 
1 1 pound for one Quarter Salery & rent of School house to the 1" 
Feb 17 last past. 



18 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Ordered y'. M. Monk be p d 3. 3. 4. in full of her acco*. 

Ordered that Joseph Prout be paid 4. 7. 8. in full of his acco* 
given in 

Voted by the Select men that in Answer to M". Elizabeth Whet- 
combs Petition, She be discharged of the A rears of rent due from 
her to the Town, On Condition that She reimburst the Town for 
what Charge they have been at in Course of Law for the recovery 
there of. 

Ordered that m r . James Maxwell be paid 9/ 2 d being his acco' of 
expeuce. March 6 th 

March 9 th . 

M r . James Barnes haveing formerly in the year 1700 hau licence 
to Erect a Timber building of 16 foot Stud to be Slated & now 
desires the Same may be '20 foot Stud w th a flat roof & that the 
Slating may be abated, the Same is approved by the Selectmen. 

[39.] March 13. 

At a Meeting of the Select men being their first meeting after the 
new Choyce. Ordered that Cap' Tim Clark deliver unto Cap' John 
Miles out of y e Town stock, Six halfe barrells of powd r in Leiw of 
the like quantity of powder Expended of y e S d Cap' Miles his pow- 
der in the blowing up of three warehouses in the late fire at the 
Dock w eh Hapened the 11 th of March of w oh about two quarts of 
S d powder is Said to be left, w ' 1 S d Clark is to receve of S d Miles. 

Resolved by the Select men not to grant any Petitions for 
Licence for y e Keeping Publick Houses but in the moneths of May 
and June in the Ensuing year. 

Ordered that m r . W ra . Man have a noat for 17/15 in full for 
10 lb . of bullets in Baggs. 

March 16. 

M r . William Ireland, John Center, & Thomas Prat or any two of 
them (w th Such young man or men whom they Shall procure to go 
w" 1 them) are appointed to joyn w 111 Charles town men viz'. M r . John 
Welch, Edward Larkin, & Elias Stone who are apoynted by the 
Select men of [4O.] to joyn with us in renewing the bound marks 
between their Town and ours on the Last Tuesday of March Inst'. 
who are to meet at the House of Daniell Wittemore at y e Head of 
South river at Eight of the Clock in the morning of S d day & to 
perform S d worke as y e Law directs. 

March 16. 

At a meeting of the Justices of y e Peace & Select men within 
the Town of Boston viz'. John Foster Esq., Elisha Cook Esq r ., 
Eliak m Hutchinson Esq., Sam 11 Sewall Esq r ., Jef. Dummer Esq r ., 
Elisha Hutchinson Esq r . 2 d ., Edw d Brumfield Esq r ., Penn Townsend 
Esq r ., John Clark Esq r ., Isaac Addington Esq r . 
The Select men then present were 
m. Rob' Gibbs Rich Draper 

Timothy Clark Joseph Prout 
Gyles Dyer John Barnet 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1702. 19 

It was then by the Said Justices & Select men Agreed That the 
Bakehouse belonging to the Rev d M r . James Allen being on the Back 
side of the Town, and the Grainary belonging to M r . Arthur Mason 
butting on the [41.] Common or Training field and the ware 
house belonging to John Foster Esq r . Nigh unto the great Still house 
at the north end of Boston be the Houses at present improved for the 
Lodging of Gunpowder in untill Other & better provision be made 
for the Same. 

And that Cap' John Fairwether be treated with about his takeing 
care to receive in and deliver out S d powder. 

At a meeting of y e Select men March 23 d . M r . John Stevens his 
Petition for a Tirnb r building was approved. 

March 23 d . 

Ordered that Notice be given to the Selectmen of Mauldeu, Lynn 
& Reading that Tuesday the 21 "of Aprill next is appointed to run 
the Run the Line & renew the bound markes between our Town & 
theirs and that our Pambulators are to meet with Maulden Gentle- 
men at the House of M r . W m Ireland at eight of the clock in the 
morning of S d day & with Lyn men at the house of William Owen 
at Nine of the Clock, and with Reading at the three County heap 
of Stones at Two of the Clock in the After Noon. 

And the persons chosen to S d Service, [42.] For and on the 
behalfe of the Town of Boston and to be notified to meet at the 
times & place aforesaid are. 

William Ireland Hugh Floyd 

Thomas Prat W m Hasie 

John Center sen r . Abraham Townsend 

John Tuthill Jose Winthrop 

Jeremiah Belcher Elisha Tuthill 

M r . Robert Gibbs, & M r . John Barnet. 

our S d pambulators are to divide themselve partly on L} T n Line & 
partly on Maiden So as may best Serve to Perpetuate the memory 
of S d bounds. 

1702 March 30 th . 

Ordered that notice be given unto the Select men of Cambridge, 
Newtown and Roxbery, That Tuesday the 21 8t of Aprill Next is 
the day appointed to renew the bound markes between our Town 
and theirs, and that o r pambulators are to meet, with Cambridge 
& Newtown Gentlemen at the House of Widdo Gates at nine of the 
Clock in the morning of S d da)*, and with Roxbery Gentlmen at 
two of the [43.] Clock in the afternoon at the house of Joseph 
Buckmaster. 

And the persons chosen to attend the Said Service, for and on 
behalfe of the Town of Boston, and to be notified to meet as afore- 
said are. 

Messu" John Winchester Sen r . 
John Winchester Jun r . 
George Berstow 
John Druce 
William Moreau 



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Erasamus Drew 
Thomas Stedman jun*. 
Roger Adams 

w" 1 M r . Gyles Dyer & M r . Rich* Draper. 

Christopher Sanders his Petition for Licence to Erect a Shed. 
Approved March 30. Joshua Winsor his Petitio for a Still house 
was approved. Edw d Gray his Petition for a'Timb r building ap- 
proved, March 30 th . The Selectmen do desire m r . Treas r to com- 
euce a Sute ag l M r . William Keen for what is due from him on his 
bond in case he neglect to make payment. 

Proposealls being offered to the Selectmen for preserveing of the 
Town House in case of fire w ch was by them approved, and order 
that the Same be recomended to the Consideration of His Maj tie8 
Councell & the Quarter Sessions for the County of Suffolke. 

[44.] March 30. 

Cap' Timothy Clark is desired to Examine & recruite ' the 
Severall Stocks of Powder &c. formerly Set appart for blowing up 
of Houses in Case of fire. 

The Selectmen have nomenated and Chosen M r . Seth Perry to 
give warning to the Inhabitants of the Town to provide themselves 
with Ladders, Swabbs, Hand Engines & Vessells full of watter 
according to the Town orders, under the penalty therein pre- 
scribed. 

Phillip Dillorockis abated 3 Shillings of his rate. 

Upon a debate with Severall of his Maj ties Justices, with relation 
to the placeing the Lattin Schoolmasters House ; The Select men 
do now order the Same to be placed the front thereof to be as neer 
as may be where the front of the Old house Stood w ch is neer ab* 
Eleven foot from the Street, & the N. West end to be five foot 
from Doctor Cooks Garden fence. 

The Select men w 01 Constable John Barrell Have Unanimously 
Chosen M r . William Griggs to be Sealer of weights and meassures 
for the year Ensueing. March 30 th . 1702. 

[45.] Aprill 6 th . 

The Selectmen being met, do appoint & desire M r . Francis 
Thrasher to take care in getting the Almshouse yard, hurrying place 
and Pound well fenced, & the Almes or work house repaired and 
to procure Some Spining wheeles & other Implements for the 
Seting the poor at worke. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 27 th day of Aprill. 

Ordered That M r . John Marryou Jun r . being desired to take care 
of procureiug Bulls Sutable to go w th the cows on the comon for 
the Ensuing Summer. He is also desired and impowered to give 
forth Tickets to Such persons who have Right of Comonage for the 
going of their Cows there this Summer. 

That George Ripley and Thomas Eaton are to be the Cowkeepers 
for the ensuing Summer, and for their S d Service they are to de- 
mand and receive of the Owner of each Cow going on the S d Com- 
mon two Shillings p head. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1702. 21 

And the Said Cow keepers are Ordered to impound every Cow 
found going and feeding on the Said Coilion other then Such whose 
owners do Shew forth and produce a Tickit under the hand of M r . 
John Marrion of Such their propriety in Commonage, and their S d 
cow or cows being Admitted to go there. 

Cap' Andrew Belcher his Petition for Liberty to Erect a Barn 
\v th Timb r is approved by y c Select men Apr 11 27. 

[46.] Phillip Caverly, John Alcock Benj a Tout & John 
-Jepson having been by direction of the Select men imployed as 
waich men for this moneth it is ordered that they be paid forty 
Shillings a peice for y r S d Service. 

Ordered that Tuesday the Twelfth of May next at nine of the 
clock in the fore noon be the time appointed for the Town to meet at 
the Town-house for the choyce of four representitives, two Select 
men in y c room of M r . James Barnes & M r . Samuel Greenwood, 
& three constables in y e room of Cap' Benj a Gillam, Nicholas 
Roberts & Jn Gerrish, and also to rayse money for defraying 
the ( harge of the Town, And that printed Tickets be provided as 
formerly. Apr" 27. 

Constable John Druce is abated 4/8 for John Gardeners rate who 
was gon before the rates came out. 

The midde price of wheat Stated by the Select men & posted 
by y r order for regulating the Assize of bread is five Shillings p 
busluill. 

Coll. Elisha Hutchinson haveing rendered an acc ot to the Satis- 
faction of the Select men. he is therefore discharged from y e fifty 
pounds Legacey given the Town by Maj r Tho. Clark deccaced. 
And also from the Three hundred & forty pounds in bills of 
Credit for w ch he Stands charged in the Treasurers Booke. 

[47.] Ordered that M r . John Cole master of the writeing 
Schooll be paid his Q r Sallery being 10 Ib to the * th lust 1 . Con- 
stable Savill Simpson is abated 6. 3 6. of his List of rates. \v tth 59/ 
added to his list of rates. 

The Select men have agreed to Let unto John Scholley the use 
and improv rat of Winnisimet as formerly, for w ch he agrees to pay 
Nine pound p anum in money, he to have a lease for the Same for 
one, three, or Seven years, w ch of them he shall determine to take 
it for, he to give his result therof within a forthuight. 

M r . William Griggs is allowed Sixteen Shillings for a p r of Try- 
angles & a wheelbarrow w ch he hath of the Towns in his Custody 
to be used in Sealing weights. 

M r . Robert Gibbs is allowed his Expence on the perambulation 
bein 24/8. 

Pursuant to the request of the Select men of the Town of Boston, 
William Ireland, John Center and Thomas Prat for and in behnlfe 
of the Town of Boston did on the Last Tuesday of march Last 
meet on the Line between Boston & Charlestowu and did joyn w th 
M r . Thomas Welch Edward Larkin and Elias Stone for Charles 
Town and did with them Concurr in runing the Said Line and re- 
newing the Antient bound markes, as p thier return on file. 

[48.] Wee whose names are under written being chosen pam- 
bulators for the Town of Boston did meet w th L l . Samuell Johnson 



22 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

& M r . John Divan & M r . Joseph Newell pambulators for the Town 
of Lynn at W m . Owens of Rumny marsh and did run the line be- 
tween Boston and Lynn and renewed the Antient bound markes. 
Aprill 21, 1702. 

ROB T . GIBBS ELISHA TUTTLE 
JER. BELCHER HUGH FLOYD 
JOHN CENTER WILLIAM HASEY 

Wee whose names are underwritten being chosen pambulators 
for the Town of Boston did meet w' h Cap* William Green, M r . Isaac 
Hill, Tryall Newberry and Joseph Floyd and did run the line be- 
tween Boston and Maiden and renewed the antient bound markes 
this 21 Aprill 1702. 

W M . IRELAND 

JOHN TUTTLE THOMAS PRAT 

JOSE WINTHROP ABRAHAM TOWNSEND. 
M r . Jose Winthrop, M r . John Tutle, Thomas Prat met w th Maj r 
Jer. Swain and renewed the Antient bound markes between Boston 
& Reading, Apr 11 21. 1702 as they Inform me. Rob 1 Gibbs. 

By the Order and at the request of the Select men of the Town 
of Boston the men named in the return [49.] did meet and renew 
the the Antient bound markes between the Town of Boston and 
the Town of Cambridge & New town the 21 of Aprill Attest in the 
behalfe of the rest GYLES DYER 

GYLES DYER JUN B . RICHD. DRAPER 

being present. 

May 8th. Orderd that M r . Benj a . Wadsworth be desired to 
begin with prayr at the Town meeting w ch is to be on May the 12 th . 

May 12. Ordered that M r . John Alden have a noat for 4.10 
being for halfe a years Salery for the house in w ch M r . Chever now 
dwells ending y e 5 th . instant. 

May 25. David Copp Juu r . his Petition for a licence to Sell 
drinck by retyle is disapproved. 

Ordered that M r . John White & Cap*. And r . Belcher be paid 
9. 3. 0. each for their Service as Representitives for y e year past & 
that the other two representitives be paid at the same rate of 3/ p 
day upon their producing Certificate of their Service. 

[5O.] John Jepson declareing that he hath Lost his Noat 
given him Last moneth. Ordered that upon his giveing bond to 
Secure the Town, he have another noat for 40/. 

M r . Rich d . Henchman is ordered to be paid II 1 for his Q r Salery 
& rent of y e School house 

M rs . Unice Waite her Petition for Licence to Sell Strong drinck 
by Retaile both within doors and without is approved by the 
Select men, May 25. 

Daniell Fairfeeld his Petition for Licence to Sell Strong drinck 
by Retayle and to Keep a Victualling House Approved. 

The Selectmen do recomend unto the Representitives. viz 4 . 
That they Lay before the Gen 11 . Assembly the circumstances of 
this Town relateing to the decay of y e Trade, the Great Loss by 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1702. 23 

the Late fire and the Great Town charge by reason of the Multi- 
tude of poor, & to Endeveur an abatem' in the next Province Tax. 
And to promote the building of one or more Powder Houses, and 
a lawe Obligeing all persons who have or Shall have powder to 
Lodg the Same in Such Houses when provided, & to State the 
price for keeping the Same there. 

[51.] Thomas Fitch his Petition for a Timb r . building ap- 
proved. M r . James Maxwell is allowed Six Shillings for his acco 
of Expences & 50 Shillings for his q r Sallery. Cap' John Bar- 
nerd is ordered 40 towards his building the Schoomast House. 
The Severall persons now dwelling in the House on Fort Hill 
w r by the Select men Warned to depart out of S d . House within 
foreteen dayes. 

The Select men have agreed to Lett unto M r . John Arnold and 
Company owners of the Windmill, all the Houseing on the Fort 
Hill belonging to the Town for the Space of Seven years he or they 
paying for the Same the yearly rent of Ten pounds p. annum, he 
to be allowed out the first years rent the Sum of five pounds twards 
the putting the Same in repaire, Prvided it appear that he Lay out 
and expend thereon to that value. May 25 th . 

May the 30 th . Ordered that that on Wednsday the Third of 
June at three of the Clock in the afternoon, the Town be Sum- 
oned to Convene for the Choyce of one Representitive in the room 
of Cap'. Andrew Belcher who is chosen one of the Councell. 

[52.] June 3 d . James Smith his Petition for a Timb r buildin 
is approved. 

Ordered that Cap*. John Barnerd do provide a Raysing Dinner 
for the Raysing the Schoolmasters House at the Charge of the 
Town not (Acceding the Sum of Three pounds. 

June 9 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen with the Overseers of 
the poor & the Town Treasurer : 

It is Mutually agreed unto, That the Treasurer do pay out the 
Ninety pounds in money now in hand, for the use of the poor and 
as the Overseers of the poor Shall order. The Overseers of the 
poor haveing agreed and Resolved not to Send the poor to the 
Treasurer as formerly. 

June 18 th . The Select men agree forthwith to take y e List of 
the Inhabi" 8 and estates in order to makeing y e rates. And that 
the Constables of Muddy River and Rumney marsh be desired to 
tuke the Lists w th in their districts. 

June 19 th . Agreed that Some of the Justices be moved to grant 
a warrant to remove Widdo. Paige & her family in order to prevent 
the Spreading of the Small Pox. 

[53.] June 25. Majo r . Tho. Savage, M r . Gyles Dyer, M r . 
Rich d . Draper & Joseph Prout four of the Select men being met, 
do advise to the Impressing the House formerly Goodman Gobbets, 



24 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

for the entertaining Mr. John Jenkins his negro who is Supposed 
to be infected w 01 the Small pox. 

June 29. John Gill his Petition for a Licence to Sell Strong 
drinck by Retayle disapproved. Benj". Emmons his Petition for 
a Licence to build w* Timb r . Approved. 

Ordered that Application be made to the Quarter Session for a 
Rule for Apportioning the Watch Rate. 

Ordered that Cap'. John Barnerd have a noat for three pounds 
expened by him for a dinner at Raysing the Schoolmasters 
House. 

Daniell Fairfeeld is appointed to Inform ag*. the breach of the 
Town Ord r . relateing to weighing w" 1 . Steelyards. William Brown 
his Petition for the Erecting a Still House, approved. Ordered 
that Wm. Grabey, & Ebenezer Price be p d . each of them 7/6 for 
their three dayes & night watching & warding at the House where 
M r . Jenkens his negro Lay Sick. Rebecca Philpot her Petition 
for a Licence to Sell victuall wine beer and Cyder &c. approved 
by the Selectmen. June 29 th . 

[54.] July 15th. Seth Smith, for a Retayler 
Sarah Chafen, widd. for Retaylor ; 
William Darnton for a Retayler ; 
Elinor Rogers for an Inholder ; 
Daniell Turell for Retayler ; 
M r . Dobbins for a Tavern ; 

Their Petitions for Licence to Sell Strong drinck by retayle was 
disapproved by the Select men, July 15 th . 

William Clough his Petition to Erect a Timber building, approved 
July 14. Rich*. Lowden his Petition for Licence to Sell Strong 
drinck by retaile out of doors, at the House w ch . he hires of M. 
Dafforn, Approved July 15. James Barton his Petition for 
Licence to Erect a Timb r building Approved July 14. Jonas Clay 
his Petition for Licence to keep a Publick House of Entertainm'. 
and to Sell all Sorts of Strong drinck by retayle both within doors 
and without Approved by y* Select men. July 15. 

Ordered that notice be given to the Inhabitants to bring in the 
Lists of their Polls and Estates at the Town-House on the Last 
monday of this Ins'. July, ordered July 15 th 

Sarah Robinson Widd. her Petition for Licence to Sell Strong 
drinck by retayle both within doors & without, disapproved by the 
Select men July 17 and Since by y m . approved July 21. 

[55 ] July 15 th . Joseph Buckmaster is allowed to have three 
Shillings of the 5 formerly abated him. 

John Russell his Petition for Licence to Sell Strong drinck by 
retayle at the House in w ch . M r . Francis Hodson dwelt, Approved 
by the Selectmen July 2 1 . 

Ordered that M r John Goodwin have a noat for 30 pounds 
towards his worke & Stuff in buildin y 6 Schoolmasters House. 
July 21. 



SELECTMEN'S EECORDS, 1702. 25 

M r . Rob*. Gibbs, Rich d . Draper, John Barnerd & Joseph Prout 
do manifest their approbation of M r . Henry Dereing's makeing a 
Tomb in the Old burrying place at the place where his relations are 
burryed. July 21. 

July 27 th . Henry Bridghams Petition for Licence to Erect a 
Timb r . building, Approved July 27 th . 

John Nicholls, Late of London, Haberdasher, is admitted an 
Inhabitant July 27. 

Ordered that M r . John Cole be payd 10 pounds for his Quarters 
Sallery July 27 th . The Select men do Advise and desire M r . Francis 
Thrasher to procure and erect a pump at the Almes House, July 
27. William Swift a Stranger who sayes he he came into the 
Country w" 1 Cap'. Sam u . White in August 1701, & that he hath 
dwelt at Bridgwatter for three moneths Last past, and Came into 
this Town on Thursday the 23 Instant, was warned to depart the 
Town the 27 th . July. 

[56.] July 27 tht Evan Floyd & Gorspert Emmes were 
warned to depart the Town or to finde Security &c. July 27 th . 
Constable Joseph Billings is abated 2. 10. 8. of his List of rates. 
July 27 Deacon JohnMarrion is desired to Assist the Widd Strieker, 
and to advise ab l . what is needfull to be done in asserting her right to 
her House & Land. July 27. Anthony Blount Late of Road Island 
Tallow Chandler is admitted an Inhabi" by y e Selectmen July 27. 
Seth Smith his Petition for a Licence to Sell Strong drinck by 
retayle out of doors approved July 27. Rich d . Coniers is abated 11 
Shill. of his rates in Const ble Thrashers List. July 27 James 
Jarvise is allowed 3. for worke done about y e watter Engine. 
Thomas Gold is allowed 7. for worke done to the watter Engine. 
July 27 th . Josiah Franckling is allowed 46/ for Candles for the 
watch Since the 10 th of Jan 1 * to July 27 th . Thomas Harvey w 01 
Mary his wife are Admitted Inhabitants. July 28 th . Samuell 
Barrat his Petition for Licence for a Timber building was Approved 
by the Select men, July 29. 

[57.] July 29 th . Ordered that as well any one of the Select 
men for the time being as M r James Maxwell are appointed to 
warn any new comer comeing to Inhabit in y e Town and liable to 
be a Town Charge to depart the Town unless they finde Security 
to Save the Town harmless, and the person So warning y m . make 
an entery thereof w* the Town Clerk. 

August 4 th . Thomas Davise is allowed 20 Shillings for his Ser- 
vice in watching at the House in w ch . Henry Sharps man Lay Sick 
of y e Small pox, for the Space of 15 dayes. 

12 th . The Select men all of them except Cap'. Tim . Clark were 
Sworn before Justice Dummer to the true Assessing the Province 
Tax. 

19 th . Information being given to the Select men that two or 



26 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

more of the Seamen belonging to the Province Gaily are taken Sick 
and Likly to have the Small pox, the S d . Select men have assigned 
the House of Widd Salter, at the Sign of y e Roebuck, nigh the 
South Battery, to be the place of their Entertainment. 

21. Gosprit Terns & Evan Floyd are admited Inhabit 1 ". Henry 
Frankling being y e Security. 

28. Ordered that the Town Clerk Signe & give out warrants to 
the Constable for Collecting y e Town rate by the 10 th of Octob r . 
next. 

[58 .] August 31 th . At a meeting of the Select men, Ordered 
that from and after the Last Monday in September next, the watch 
mens pay Shall be as follows viz 1 , forty Shillings p moneth for 
each of the two Overseers and Thirty five Shillings p moneth for 
each of the other eight watch men and those who are the present 
watch-men who Shall refuse to Serve on those Terms, are ordered 
to give notice thereof within eight days unto the Town Clerk. & 
the others of y e Acceptance. 

Ordered that M r . John Barnerd jun r be desired to make a Catta- 
logue of all the bookes belonging to the Towns Liberary and to 
Lodge the Same in y e s d . Liberary. 

Ordered that Tho. Verney be paid 3.10. for his ^ years Salery. 

Liberty is granted unto Elder Joseph Bridgham to Newmake 
and repaire the Cestern at the Spring formerly Called the Govern- 
ors Spring nigh unto the House in w ch M r . Amos Richardson for- 
merly dwelt, and to carry the waste water through the Street in 
pipes underground into his own Tan yard alwayes reserveing to the 
neighbourhood a Sufficiency of water for their use ; and to that end 
the Said pipes are be laid at least four foot above the bottom of 
the Said Cestern, Provided that y e Said Elder Bridgham, his heires 
& Successors for and in consideration of [59.] his and their en- 
joj'ing S d . priviledge & benefit of the S d . waste water, Shall from time 
to time and at all times hereafter keep and maintaine the Said Ces- 
tern in good repaire, with a Sufficient pump for the use and benefit 
of the neighbourhood, with a conveniency to baile water out of the 
Said Cestern in Case of the breaking out of fire. 

Liberty is granted by the Select men unto Elder Joseph Bridg- 
ham to digg a pit or Cestern to retaine water for his use in the 
Towns Highway or Land Lieing before the House of M r John Bal- 
ston,on condition that he do Sufficiently Secure & cover and Keep 
the Same Covered to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen for y e time 
being. 

John Danford w" 1 his wife & Children arc admited to dwell in y e 
Town, M r . Henry Emmes being their Security. 

John Wiswall is allowed 2/8 d . for mending y e Cage. 

Margery Williams is allowed .4.10.0. for her halfe years Sal- 
lery. 

Ann Tenny who came into this Town from Piscatiqua ab' two 
moneths Since & hath been warned by James Maxwell by the Se- 
lect mens order to depart the Town & She not attending y ft S d Order 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1702. 27 

the Selectmen do now order that her name be returned to y e Quar- 
ter Sessions as the Law directs. 

[6O.] August 31. James Maxwell 17/8 for his acco* of ex- 
pences & 50 Shillings for his quartes Sallery. M r . Ezekiell Lewis 
is allowed 22. 10s for his halfe years Sailer as an Assist' to M r . 
Chever in the free School. Const ble John Clough is abated 5 lb . 16. 
3 d of his Lists of rates. 

Septemb*. 2 d . Const ble Zach. Long is abated 3. 4. 3 d . of his 
Lists of Rates. Const ble Benj a . Brame is abated 5. 9. 3. of his 
Lists of rates. Const ble Peter Barber is abated 4 lb . 5. 6. of his Lists 
of rates. Const ble Fr. Thrasher is abated 7 lb . 7. 9. of his Lists of 
rates. Const ble Thrasher is allowed 30 Shill. for his Expence at the 
fire at y e dock. M r . Fr. Thrasher his acco' of expences on the 
Almes Hous hurrying place and pound amounting to 74. 18. 9 d . is 
allowed. 

Ordered that M r . Francis Thrasher be paid 20 pounds towards 
carrying on the remayning repaires of the Alraes House. 

Sep'. 15 th . At a meeting of the Select men Experience Willis 
his Petition for a Tim br building is aproved. M r . Rob 1 . Gibbs his 
Petition for to Set one or more Still-Houses on his Land at Fort 
Hill, approved. 

[61.] Ordered that Exercise Connet shall be joyned with the 
watch, he to take his turn w th . the eight watch men to watch one 
night in eight in each of their Sted, and to be allowed out of their 
pay twelve pence p night for each night w ch . he Shall watch in 
their Sted. 

Constable William Wilson is abated 9 lb .6.1. of his Lists of rates. 
7 br . 15 th . 

Entryes of abatements, & also draughts on the Treasuerer are 
Intended for the future to be for the most part Omited in this book 
and placed in the Severall bookes for that Use. 

At a meeting of the Select men. September 28 th . Ordered that 
M r . John Goodwin have a noat on the Treasury for Thirty pouuds 
to be given him when he Shall have finished the Plaistering of the 
School masters House. 

Ordered that the Clark of each Comp*. have a noat for 3 Shil- 
lings for their Service in takeiug y e List. 

Thomas Gill haveing demanded pay for 29 doz. of pailes w ch . 
he sayes were taken away of his at the Late fire, the Select men 
are not Satisfied as to that quantity, they order him to be paid Six 
pounds for 12 doz. w ch . is the utmost quantity y'. they can Suppose 
to be taken from him. 

Mess" Gibbs, Gyles Dyer, & Joseph Prout are desired to advise 
Cap'. Wing to an accomodation w th . Elder Bridgham & to Save a 
Law Sute. 

[62.] The Select men do desire Coll. Tho. Savage & M r . 
Gyles Dyer to propose to Some of the Principall of the Gentlemen 



28 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

claiming Propriety in the wast Lands at Branrey, that if they See 
cause, the Select men will meet with them to debate in order an 
accomodation of that affaire. 

Octob r . 13. Ordered that M r . Rob'. Howard & M r . John Barnet 
take the Care of geting a gutter paved to covey the wast watter 
from the Town pump nigh the North meetin house. 

Ordered that M r . John Barnet take the Care of geting a Suffi- 
cient fence & gate made at the Latten Schoolmasters House & also 
for y e makeing a House of Easment there. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 26 day of Octob r . Ordered 
that Howham Toker do depart the Town unless he bring Sufficient 
Security to the Town cler[k] within Ten dayes. M r . John Barnerd 
& M r . Richard Draper are desired to take care about removeing 
M. Wallace who is said to be Sick of the Small pox & in 
Hazzard of Life, & to give their advice there about in behalfe 
of the Select men. 

[63.] Octob r . the 30 th . Ordered that M r . Thomas Child do 
the following work ab'. the Latten Schoolmasters House viz', finish 
the Gate & prime the fence, finish the Out side work of the house. 
And to prime the Inside worke of the Same, and to be paid what 
is reasonable for the Said work. 

Novemb r . 30 th . At a meeting of the Select men. 

Upon a motion of M r . Stephen Minot that whereas him Selfe 
with Some others of the Neighbourhood have obtained an En- 
largem'. of the Highway Leading westward from the Bowling 
Green, the Select men do order that Sam". Thorns rate be im- 
proved towards the removeing the fence there. 

Ordered that a motion be made to the Court of Q r . Session for 
the County of Suffolke that that the Bridge on the Highway Lead- 
ing through Coll. Paiges Farm to Lyn be hence forth maintained 
at y e charge of y e County. 

Peter Hipsley a Stranger, who Sayes he came from Virginia, and 
Came by Land from Road Iseland & hath been in this Town ab'. 
three weeks, is warned by the Select men to depart the Town 
within fifteen dayes, unless in the mene time he bring Security to 
Save the Town from Charge. 

Ordered that David Crouch & his mate have a noat for 12/8 for 
worke in diging a Vault &c. for the Schoolmasters Hous. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk do draw new Lists of the Inhabi- 
tants, and appoynt a meeting of the Select men in order to the 
apportioning a County Tax. 

[64.] Ordered that the Severall p'sons named in the List 
returned by the Surveyors of the Highwa3 - es be paid the respective 
Sums due to them for work, by and order to their respective 
Constables and to be allowed in their abatem". viz'. 
Mark Pilkinton 0. 3. Dan 11 . Mero 0. 9. 

James Barry 0. 9. Edw d . Kitto 0. 3. 

W m . Lee 0. 6. Tobey Gibbons 0. 8. 



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Mello Sheaf 0. 6. W m Porter 0. 3. 

Isaac Decostcr 0. 3. 

Upon a Motion of His Excellency y e Governor. 

Ordered that the Proprietors of the out wharves be desired to 
meet with the Select men to debate ab' repaireing y e S d . Wharves, 
and that a List of their names be drawn in order to a meeting. 

Decemb r 15 th . The Select men do propose that dureing the present 
Sickness within this Town, No person in burrying y r . dead Shall 
Exceed a first & Seacond Toll of the Bell, nor exceed the Space 
of halfe a quarter of an hour to each Bell. And that the Town 
order Limiting the Space of time for the Corps to be on motion 
towards the grave in an hour after the begining of the Seacond Bell, 
be duly Attended. Recommending the Same to the Consideration 
of the Worship" Justices within S d . Town. 

Ordered that M r John Barnerd do forthwith build a Watch 
House of Eight foot Square, with a Gentry box on the Top, to 
Stand at y e South end of y e Town, and one Gentry box to Stand 
nigh the Powder house. 

[65.] Decerab r . 28 th . The price of Wheat this day Stated 
by the Select men for regulateing the Assize of Bread is five Sbill 
and Six pence p bushall. 

The Severall persons nominated by y e Select men, and by his 
Excellency the Gov r by an order under his hand Exempt from 
ordinary Trainings & watching upon their duly Attending the 
Service of the Town in Manageing the Watter Engine are by the 
Select men ordered to meet at the place where the Sayd Engine 
is Lodged, upon the Last Monday of every moneth at three of the 
Clock in the afternoon, and to Exercise themselves in the use of 
S d . Engine as the Select men Shall from time to time direct. And 
also in case of the Breaking out of fire in the Town, then with all 
possible Speed to repaire unto S d . Engine and with their best Skill 
and Industry to manage the Same for the Extinguishing of the fire 
in order to the preservation of the Town. And M r . Henry Deering 
is desired and appointed as a master of S d . Comp". to take notice 
and make report of any who Shall neglect the due attendance of 
their S d . trust. 

Ordered that Complaint be made to the Grand juiy ag* Josiah 
Sanders for his incroacbm'. on the Highway Leading to y e Sconce 
10 br . 28 

January 4 th . The Select men do order the Town Clerk to Signe 
warrants to the Severall Const ble " for Collecting the County Tax 
now made. 

Ordered that Houghman Toker be returned to the Q r . Sessions 
for not giveing Security to y e Town. 

[66.] January 7 th . Ordered that a Gen 11 . Town meeting be on 
Monday the 18 th . Inst. 



30 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

15 th . M r . Eben r . Pemberton to be desired to be at S d . meeting to 
-begin w th prayer. 

January 18 th . Ordered that notice be given unto the Severall 
persons comonly Imployd in Tolling of Bells for Funeralls. 

That dureing the present Sickness and untill furder order, there 
is to be only a first and Seacond bell told for each funerall, each 
bell not to exceed the Space of halfe a quarter of an hour. 

January 25. The Select men being now met do agree to the 
Laying out of a Highway of Twenty four foot wide from the Lower 
end of the Black Horse Lane (So called) between the House of 
Dan 11 . Travas & the dwelling House of William Copp both of 
Boston deceaced from thence to pass upon a direct line touching on 
the Northerly Corner of Elder Copp 8 dwelling House, and from 
thence on a Straight line to Charlestown Ferry between the place 
where the northerly Corner of M r . Broughtons ware-House formerly 
Stood, and the cleft of the Hill ; and have prayed the Court of Q r . 
Sessions now Sitting to appoint a Jury to Set the value of the Land 
in order to the Satisfaction of the Owners thereof as the Law di- 
rects. 

[67.] Feb^ 10 th . Tuesday the 16 th . Tnst* at two of the Clock 
in the afternoon is to be the Town meeting for Choyce of Repre- 
sentatives, & M r . Benj*. Coleman is Desired to begin S d . meeting 
w th ." prayer. 

At a meeting of John Maryon, Jos. Front Timothy Clark, 
John Barnerd, Richard Draper, Gyles Dyer & Robert Howard 
Select me.n for the Town of Boston Feb ry 16 th 1702 

Whereas it doth appear by the Auntient Records of this Town, 
That two Thousand acres of Land was Granted to be Set apart 
at the Mount for the use of the Town of Boston (or the Schoolls 
use) and to be Layd out in the most convenient place then un 
allotted and Also there was granted five hundred Acres of Laud 
at S d . Mount Woolliston for the use of the Cannoneer of Boston, 
besides other Grants of Land for perticuler uses not yet fully 
Setled, and whereas the Select men of this Town did Some time 
in or about the year 1658, Order the Laying out of a Certaine 
Tract of Land at the Said Mount, now accounted within the Town 
Ship of Brantree, containing two thousand Six hundred & forty 
Seven Acres be the Same more or Less, according to a plat or 
draught taken and made by L e . Joshua Fisher, and the Said Tract 
of Land did by Lease Let unto Grigoiy Belcher and to his 
Assignes, (under the yearly rent therein Exprest) for the Term of 
forty five yeares next ensueing, the w ch . Term of years being now 
neer expireing, and the Sayd Tract of Land at the S d . Expiration 
to return unto the Select men of Boston [68.1 wherefore the 
present Select men afore said pursuant to afore'" Grants do now 
Assign and Set apart all that the aforsayd Tract of Land to be 
and remayn forever hereafter unto the only use benefit and bohoofe 
of the Town of Boston, for the Support of their Schools and de- 
fraying the Charges of S d . Town. Reserveing only Six hundred 



SELECTMEN'S EECORDS, 1703. .31 

forty seven Acres of the Said Land to be layd out of the Same in 
Such mafier as the Selectmen for y e time being Shall hereafter ap- 
point for the use of the Cannoneer of this Town, and for other 
uses, according to the Antient grants of the Inhabit 18 of Boston. 

Attest JOSEPH PHOUT, Town Cler. 

February 22 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen, Monday the 8 th . 
day of March next at Nine of the Clock in the foruoon is ap- 
pointed to be a Town meeting for the Choyce of Town officers, for 
raysing of money to defray Town charges and to debate ab'. any 
other matters for the benefit of this Town. & M r . Cotton Mather 
is desired to be present to begin S d . meeting w th . prayer. 

M r . Benj a . Gallop his Petition for a Timb r . building disallowed. 
M r . James Moinzes is desired to undertake for the Town in Secure- 
ing the Blue Hill Lands to y e Town & to be p d . for his Service, & 
Cap'. Clark, M r . Dyer & M r . Howard are desired to go w th . him to 
Brantry on y e 2 d . of March next. 

[69.] Feb 77 26. James Banum, a Stranger, who sayes he 
Lately arrived here with Cap'. Gerrish, is warned to depart the 
Town, unless he give Security to Save the Town harmless. 

March 29 th . 1703. John Bucanan 8 Petition to build with Timb 1 . 
disallowed. 

The Select men do declare their Opinion that Bills of Credit w 01 . 
advance of 5 p ct . may not be taken in Leiw of money due upon 
Leace or other Specialty. 

Rich d . Hancock 8 Petition for Licence to Sell drinck, disallowed. 

Aprill 5 th . Ordered that a motion be made to the Gov r & 
Councell, that the Goods Left after the fire at the dock, for w ch no 
owner yet appears may be put in to the Town Treasury for the 
relief of the poor in Case no owner appear.. 

The price of wheat Stated by the Selectmen for Regulateing y e 
Assize of Bread id four Shillings & Six pence p bushall. 

Ordered that Information be given to the Grand jury Ag'. 
Josiah Sanders his Encroachm'. on the Highway nigh the South 
Batrey. 

6 th . Ditto. Ordered that a Town meeting be on the 12 th . Inst' 
to Chuse a Comissioner &c. and one Select man, & M r . Adams to 
be desired to be there to begin w th prayer. 

[7O,] Aprill 16 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen, M r . 
Nathaniell Oliver being present Signified his refuseall of Accept- 
ing the Office of a Comissioner, whereunto he was chosen by the 
Town. 

Ordered that the Town Clerke give out warrants for Conveing 
the Inhabit', on Tuseday the 27 th . Inst'. at two of the Clock in the 
after noon to Chuse four Representitives to Serve at y e next Gen 11 . 
Assembly, and to Chuse one Constable, and to advise ab'. any 
other thing needfull to be debated, And that Tickets for the -warn- 



32 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

ing be printed, and all the Bells ordered to be rung, and a 
minister spoken to. 

M r . Stephen Minot is desired to have the gate nigh Roxbury 
repaired. 

The Selectmen do by agree" 11 w 01 M r . Stephen Minot Let unto 
him the House and Land nigh Roxbury Gate in w ch . Edmund 
Ranger dwelt, from y e 1 st . of May next for the Space of Seven 
years 

Said Minot at his own Charge to get & Keep S d . House & fence 
in Tenantable repaire & So to deliver it at y e end of the S d . term, 
& to take care of keeping the gate nigh Roxbury, and from time 
to time to procure & Provide two Sufficient Bulls to go on the 
Comon over Summer dureing the S d . term, S d . Bulls to be con- 
tinued there from the 15 th . of Aprill to the Last of Octob r . yearly. 

[71.] Aprill 26 th . 1703. At a meeting of the Selectmen 
Ordered that M r . Ezekiell Chever be paid by the Treasu r his Sixty 
pound Sailer}- Quarterl} 7 from time to time as the Same Shall be- 
come due. 

Ordered that M r . John Marrion jun r . do provide two Bulls to go 
with the Cows on the Comon for the Ensueing Summer. He is 
also desired and impowered to give Out Tickets to Such persons 
who have right of Comonage for the going of their cows there this 
Summer. 

George Ripley is appointed Cow keeper for the Eusueing Sum- 
mer, he to procure Sufficient Assistance, So as that due Care be 
taken in the discharge of Said Trust. & that he take care of water- 
ing the Bulls, & put them up by night in the burrying place or 
Such places as the Select men Shall appoint. And that he Suffer 
No Cows to go on the Comon, but Such whose owner Shall first 
produce a Tickit from Deacon Maryon for its going there and to 
impound all other Cows found feeding on the Comon. 

And the Said Cow Keeper is impowered to demand and receive 
for the performance of his Service two Shilling p head of the 
Owner of each Cow under his Charge 

Ordered that the Treasir* do Treat w th . Dr. Cook ab l Setleingthe 
acco*. of rent due to the Town for the Ground formerly Lett to 
M r . Rich d . Cook deceaced, & Lay the acco 1 . thereof before the 
Select men. 

Ordered that for as much as Morto & Syms are behinde of their 
rent, that the}' be warned out of the House, they Hire of the Town. 

[72.] Aprill 29 th . 1703. At a meeting of the Select men upon 
their Veiw of the Alley or passage Way between the House of M r . 
Thomas Fitch and the Land of M r . William Keen, & finding the 
distance between the out side of S d . Fitch his wall & the insid of 
Said Keens old Cellar wall to be Six foot Nine inches & halfe they 
do determine Six foot thereof antiently to belong to the Town ; 
And do order that the S d . Keen do Set the out Side of the wall of 
his hous w ch he is now about building, to be Six foot distant from 
S d . Fitches House leaveing S d . Space to be an Alley for free pas- 
sage of the Inhabitants of the Town. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1703. 33 

May 11 th . Ordered that Notice be given for the removeing the 
Old \\ r atch House by the Dock. 

13. Sundry of the ministers in this Town haveing recomended 
M r Nath 11 . Williams to be afitt person to be joyned w th . M r Chever 
in the Governm' of the Latten .School, ordered thatS d . M r . Williams 
be Treated with ab'. the Same. 

The Selectmen do agree that M r . Fr. Thrasher do proceed in 
paveing the way oil this Side the Fortification on y e . neck, S d . 
pavem'. to be Twenty four foot wide, he to be paid for the Same 
Three pounds for every rod in Length. 

Ordered that the two Souther burrying places be improved for 
grazeing the Bulls in for 7 years next & untill M r . Minots Lease 
for y e house next to Roxbury Gate be expired. 

[73.] June 28 th . Widdow Boylston for a retaylor ; 

Elizabeth Brown to Sell Ale, Cyder &c ; 

Hannah Dunckling for an Inholder ; 

Mary Wright for an Inhold r ; 

Mary Smith for an Inhcld r ; 

Provided Midwinter for an Inholder ; 

Henry Wright a retailer of drinck ; 

Isaac Gambertou a retaylor ; 

The Petition of each of the above S d . p'sons for Liberty to Sell 
Strong drink by retuyle was disallowed by the Select men the 28 th . 
day of June. 

Stephen Johns His Petition for Lycence to Sell beer of two 
pence a quart at the House next Roxbury Gate in w ch . Edmund 
Ranger formerly dwelt. Approved Jun. 28. 

David Mellins being present Sayes he Came from Virginia by 
Land & hath been in this Town ab'. Three weekes & hath been 
Lame ab'. a forthnight is warned to depart this Town. June 28 th . 

Granted to Benj* Eliot the Shop under the Town House for- 
merl}' Let to John Howard, Scribener, deceaced, for the Term of 
Seven years from this day at 40 Shill p annum, June 28 th . y c de- 
mentions are w th - inside 9 foot, 8 inches in length & 4 foot 1 
inches in breadth. 

Orderd that upon Cap*. Timothy Clark' advanceiug twenty 
pounds in bills of Credit to M r . Francis Thrasher towards his re- 
paireing y* Neck he Shall be repaid out of the first of y e bills w ch . 
comes in of y e Town rate now to be made. 

[74.] Mesu. John Marryon, Rob'. Howard and John Barnerd 
are desired to Treat w th . Sam". Sewall Esq r . ab'. a peice of Land to 
Enlarge the North burryin' place May 31 & make report to y e Select 
men. 

Coll. Thorn". Savage & M r . Gyles Dj-er are desired to get a 
pump placed in y e Condit by the dock to be for Publicke use in 
Case of fire, & to promote the paveing of the Street there ptly at 
the charge of the neighbourhood & p'tly at y e Town Charge. 
June 28 th . 

Order* 1 , that a vote be prepared to impower the Overseers to 
advance of y e Town Stock towards Teaching the Children to read, 
of Such parents who are Extream poor. June 28. 



34 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

The price of wheat Stated by y e Select men for regulateing the 
Assize of bread is four Shillings & Six pence p bushall. June '28 th . 

At a meeting of y e Selct men July 26, Deacon John Marryon 
is desired to provide a desk & Seat in the Lattin School for 
M r . Williams. 

Ordered that Elder Joseph Bridgham & Cap'. James Hill do 
forth with take down the Timb r . over the bridg nigh M r . Olivers 
dock and make the Same Secure from Hazzerd to passengers, they 
being present promise So to do. Andrew Dobbins his Petiton for 
Lycence to Keep a Tavern approved by the Selectmen. July 26 
[75.] Mehitabell Bancks her Petitio for Lycence to Sell Ale, 
beer & Cyder by retayle Approved by y e Select men. Susana 
Campball Widdow her Petition for Lycence to Sell by retayle as 
well Beer, Ale, Mum & Cyder, as Chocolat, Tea & Coffee. Ap- 
proved by the Select men. 26 July. Eliz a . Monck being deter- 
mined to Lay down her Lycence as an Inholder, and Petitions to 
Sell Strong drinck as a retayler. Approved by the Select men 
26 July. Dauiell Turell his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong 
drinck by retayle disapproved July 26 th . 

Ordered that the Town Treasu r commence Sutes at Law ag' the 
Late Constables & others Indebted to the Town in Case they do 
not Speedily make pay mt . 

July 30 th . M r . Timothy Wadsworth is by the Select men 
desired to undertake the repaires of the Highway beyond the 
Gallows at the neck & to be paid his Charge and also allowed for 
his own time & care. 

[7(>.] August 2 d . Mary Hunting Widd. and Thedora Darntou. 
their Petitions for Lycence to Sell Ale, beer &c. by retayle, war- 
disallowed. Thomas Phillips his petition for Lycence to Sell 
Strong driuck by retayle as an Inholder was Approved. Aug. 2 d . 

Aug. 9 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen Henry Sharps Peti- 
tion to Sell Strong drinck by retayle is disapproved. Agreed that 
the Select men in their Severall companyes do this weeke take y e 
Lists of the Polls. Real Estates, negros &c. in order to y e Ap- 
portioning the Province Tax. And of all free negroes in Com- 
plyance w tt . the order of the Gov r . and Couucell. 

John Marrion, Daniell Oliver, Tim . Clark, Gyles Dyer, Coll. 
Tho. Savage, Rob 4 . Howard, Thomas Fitch & Joseph Prout w r 
Sworn Assessors for this present year befor Jer. Dummer Esq r ., the 
16 th August 1703, & M r . John Barnerd in Like maner Sworn before 
S d . Justice 7 br . 14. 

Ordered that there be posted Notifications to the Inhabit' 8 to 
bring in Lists of their Polls & Ratable Estats to the Select men 
at the Town House on Monday the 23 th . Aug at 2 aClock after- 
noon. 

[77.] August 17 th . Mary Hunting Widd her Petition for 
Lycence to Sell Strong drinck by retayle, both without doors & 
within was approved, by the Select men. Aug 17. 



SELECTMEN'S EECORDS, 1703. 33 

Whereas Rich d . Hancock, Henry Sharp, & Isaac Gamberloo 
their Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck by retayle havu 
been formerly disapproved by the Selectmen, and whereas the 
farther Consideration thereof hath been recomended by the 
Worship full Her Maj tie " Justices of the Quarter Sessions. S d . 
Select men upon a debate thereof do declare that they are Still 
of oppinon that the granting the Say'd Lyceuces to S d . persons, will 
be a damage to this Town. 

August 30. M r . Stephen Minot his Petition for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drinck as a Retaylor at his House Nigh Roxbury Gate is 
approved by the Selectmen. William Mountfort is ordered to 
remove the Stones L^eing on the Highway Leading from the Town 
House to the dwelling House of Isaac Addington Esq r . 

Septem r . 3. Elinor Andrews Widd, her Petition for Lycence to 
Sell Strong drinck as a retaylor disallowed by the Select men. 

[78.] Septemb r 6 th . Lydiah Burrington widd, her Petition for 
Lycence to Sell Strong driuck by retayle as an Inuhold was approved 
by the Select men. Mary, Wife of William Smith, her Petition 
to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder at the House ot'm r Josiah Wool- 
cot at Scarlets wharf was approved by y e Select men. M r . David 
Jenuer his Petition to Sell Strong drinck as a retayler was 
approved by the Select men Scp 1 . 26 th . Stephen North his 
Petition for L}-cence to Sell Strong driuck as an Inholder at the 
House where M r . Tiley dwelt Nigh y e Town House, was disallowed 
by y e Select men. Widd Mary Phillips her Petition for Lycence for 
her Selfe to keep a Publick House & to Sell Strong drinck by 
retayle as an Innhold r at the House where Sam" Tiley Lately dwelt 
nigh the Town House. Approved, by the Selectmen 7 br . 10 th . 
Sarah Hudson Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong dring by 
retayle disallowed Sep'. 13 th . 

[79.] Septemb r 17 th . The Selectmen being met to gether on 
the Land of M r . Benjamen Mountfort in order to Laying out the Alley 
of Seven foot wide there, according to y e Judgment past by the 
Quarter Sessions, M r . Beuj a . Mountfort being present, and haveing 
Staked out S d . way, on the North Easterly Side of his Garden from 
the uper end thereof downwards even with the Lower end of M r . 
Fosters House, And the S d . Select men Signifleing unto the S d . 
Mountfort their willingness to turn the way So as to avoyd break- 
ing through the Chimneys of his house he the S d . Muntfort there 
upon declared his consent that the Sayd way Shall pass from the 
north west or Lower end of M r . Fosters house, upon a bevell line 
through S d . Mountforts Entry at the westerly end of his House, 
and the S d . Select men declared their Acceptance thereof. 

Sep e . 24. Zachery Savery is warned to depart out of y e Town 
unless he finde Suretyes. 

Septem r . 28. In consideration of the Petition of Edmund 



36 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Ranger & his plea that he hath been at considerable Charge in 
Additionall buildings at the House he formerly Hired of the Town, 
the Select men do order that he be abated the Ten pounds Seven- 
teen Shillings and Six pence for w ch he Stands Charged as the 
ballance of his acco' in the Town Book. 

[8O.] November. 29 th . Ordered that M r . Nathan 11 . Williams be 
paid his Sallery as the Same doth become due he haveing entered 
upon the Service of the Free School the 12 th day of July Last. Iij 
like maner M r . Rich d . Henchman is to be paid his Salleiy & rent 
of y e Schooll hous, & M r . John Cole his Sallery quarterly as the 
Same Shall become due. 

John Mallet his Motion to build a windmill at the windmill Hill, 
on the Comon is approved by y e Selectmen. 9 br . 29. 

Ordered that the Town Treasu r do provide Portable boxes to 
put the Towns bullets into. 

Decemb r . 17. The Select men in answ r to Coll. Hobbies Motion 
do declare their Opinion that their defraying y e Charge of Coals & 
Candles for y e Watch is not for the Towns Intrest & therefor do 
decline their So doing. 

January 25 th The price of wheat Stated by y e Select men for 
Regulating the Assize of bread is five Shillings p Bushall. 

Feb 17 . 7 th . The Select men being willing [81.] to do what is 
proper for them to do in order to the putting a finall Isue to all 
future Controve^es between the Severall parties Claiming Intrest 
in the undivided or waste Lands at Brantree do propose as follow- 
eth viz*. 

That in case the Gentlemen of the Committee for the Heires & Suc- 
cessors of those persons who were the Inhabitants of Boston in the 
year 1642 do procure the Consent of those persons concerned with 
themselves, for the putting the five hundred pounds money (for w ch 
Sayd Lands were Sold) into a Stock to be improved for the beni- 
fit of this Town in releiveing & imploying the poor therof and the 
S d Stock to be perpetuated for that use. 

That then the S d . Select men will Endevour the obtaineing a vote 
of the Inhabitants of this Town to release and Quitt Claime unto 
the Said Committee & their Assignes All the S d . Undivided or waste 
Lands. 

Excepting and Reserveing unto y e Town of Boston All that 
Tract or Tracts of Land comonly called the blue Hill Lands form- 
erly Leased by the Select men unto Grigory Belcher & as describ- 
ed in a plat or draught thereof made by L'. Joshua Fisher. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk do Sign i fie the aforesayd Proposall 
to the Gentlemen of S d . Committee desireing them to do their part 
towards a peaceable Setlement as aforesayd. 

[82.] Feb^ 8 th . Ordered that the Treasu r Charge M r . Edw d . 
Willis his acco*. for the Ball, in consideration of Suudryes of y* 
Town Stock w ch he had & not yet accounted for. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1704. 37 

14. M r . Daniell Oliver & Jos. Prout by direction of the Select 
men have agreed w" 1 M. Ireland to Let unto her the House & Land 
formerly John Mathews" for the terra of Seven year, She to pay 
for the Same Six pounds p Annum & to keep the Same in repaire. 
Also at the Same time have given John Nicholls a quarters warn- 
ing to Leave y e S d . House. 

28 th . M*. John Barnerd, jun r ., haveing at the request of the 
Select men Set the Towns Liberary in good order, he is allowed 
for S d . Service two of those bookes of w ch there are in y e S d . 
Liberary two of a Sort. 

March. 2, 1704. Orderd that the Town Clerk Isue forth War- 
rants for y e warning the Inhabitants of this Town to meet At the 
Town-House, on Monday the 13 th . of this instant March at nine of 
the Clock to Chuse Town Officers & the Raysing of money to de- 
faiy Town Chargs. 

[83.] March27. The price of wheat Stated by the Selectmen, 
for Regulating the Assize of Bread is four Shill p. Bushall. 

Aprill 10 th . The Select men do appoint that on Wednsday the 
19 th . Insf at two of y e Clock in y e after noon, be a Town meeting 
to Chuse one Select man in y e room of Coll. Savage & three Con- 
stables in y e room of Mesu Wyborn, Barbour, & Buttolph. 

Aprill 24. John Seward who Sayes he Arived here in the Rook 
Galley is ordered w" 1 . his family to depart the Town unless he 
finde Suretye to Save the Town from Charge. 

Ordered that Complaint be made to the q r Session ag l . Josiah 
Sanders for Erecting a large paire of Steps in the Highway wher 
his porch formerly Stood & was Ordered by y e Q r . Sessions to be 
removed 

May 1. Orderd that Execution be Extended On Stephen Crane, 
according to y e Judg mt of y e Superiour Court. 

[84.] Orderd that the Town Clerk do forthwith prepare Lists 
in order to the Apportioning y c Town Tax. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Isue forth his warrants for y e Con- 
vening a Town meeting on Monday y e 15 th . of May Curr*. for 
Chooseing four Representatives and One Constable &c. and that 
Tickets be printed as formerly. 

Ordered that Notice be given to Elisha Cooke Esq r ., Sam 11 Sewall 
Esq r ., Elisha Hutchinson Esq r . with the rest of y e Committee for 
y e Proprietors y l the} 7 are desired to meet the Select men at the 
Town House on Tuesday the 9 th . of May Curr 1 . at five of the Clock 
in y e afternoon, to treat ab'. Some accommodation for puting an 
end to all Controversies referring to y e Lands at Brantree. 

Deacon John Marrion is desired to provide Bulls & give out 
Tickets for Cows as formerly. 

George Ripley is appointed Cowkeeper for this year on y e Same 
tcrmes & to Attend y e Same Rules as he was directed by y e Select 
men y e Last year. 



38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 



May 19. Ordered that the Town Clerk give out warrants for 
calling a Town meeting On Fryday the 26 th . Inst' to Chuse On 
Iteprestitive in y e Room of Elisha Cook Esq r . 

[85. J May j- e 29 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen, Whereas 
Francis Thrasher of Boston, Clothworker, w th the Approbation & 
Allowance of the Select men, but, at his own proper Cost & charge, 
to the value of more then Thirty pounds, hath Layd a large Stone 
drain in the Street or high wa} T Lead ing toward the Neck, extending 
in Length from his own present dwelling House down to the Flats 
or water side at the Southerly end of the Town, which is not only 
a Gcnerall good and benefit by freeing the Street from the Usual 
annoyance with water & mire by the Often Stoppage & breaking 
of the Small wooden Truucks or drains hereto fore Layd there, 
but a more perticuler benefit to y e neighbourhood as a Comon Shore 
for draining of then* Cellars and Convaj-ing away their waste 
water. 

Ordered therefore that no person hereafter Shall be permitted or 
Suffered to digg or break up that part of the Street or highway 
for the Laying or entering of any pipe, trunck or draine into the 
aforesaid Stone draine, with out first agreeing with the Said Francis 
Thrasher his heires or Assignes for a priviledge and Right therein, 
That So he may [86. J be reimbursed part of his Charge Layd- 
out thereon. 

Provided alwayes that in Case the partyes concerned cannot agree 
on the consideration Sum for Said Liberty, The Select men for 
the Time being Shall determine and adjust the Same. 

June 19 th . Ordered that the Town Clerk give out warrants to 
Call a Town meeting on the 20 th . Insf. at 8 a Clock in y e morning 
for the Townes right in }* e Flats &. 

the S d . meeting being warned was prevented to convene 
by reason of y e Tryall of y e Pirates. 

June 26 th . Elizabeth Benmore, Eliner Andrews and Mary 
Wright, their Severall Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck 
by retayle, w r disapproved by the Select men. 

Thomas Okes, jun r ., Rich d . Hancock, Ruth Hetchbone, & M r . 
Benjamen Mouutfort, their Severall Petitions for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drinck as Inholder w r disapproved b3" y e Select men. 

John Gold who Sayes he came lately w th his wife & two Chil- 
dren from Barbadose with M r . John Foster who arived here ab l . 
7 weeks Since is warned out of Town unless he finde Security by 
y e next monethly meeting. 

[87.] June 27 th . Mary Bennet, Widd ., her Petition for 
Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as an Inbolder disallowed by y 
Select men. 

June 27 th . Voted that it is the Opinion of the Select men to 
proceed to the building of a new School house according to the 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1704. 30 

Town vote. And M r . Daniell Oliver, M r . Thorn*. Fitch, Cap'. 
Tim . Clark, & M r . John Barnerd are desired to advise there about, 
and to promote the best methodes for the accomplishing there of, 
and to advise w" 1 M r . Cheever & M r . Williams therein. 

June 30 th . Mesures John Marryon, Dan 11 . Oliver, Thorn 8 Fitch 
& Joseph Prout declare their Consent that in the Old burrying- 
place there be a Tombe made for Coll. Page to burry his deceaced 
wife in. 

July 3 d . Thomas Okes jun r ., his Petition for Lyceuce to Sell 
Strong drinck as a Retayler was approved by y e Select men. 

July 11 th . Ordered that the Town Clerk do Siguifie unto M r 
Nathaniell Williams the Selectmens desire that he continue in his 
Service for the Town at the Latten Shool, & they will order his 
pay at y e Same rate as formerly when the Same Shall become due. 

1 th . The Select men do desire Cap'. Tim . Clark, 
Daniell Oliver, M r . Thorn 3 . Fitch & M r . Rob'. Howard, together 



[88.] July 11 th . 

.1*1. 1^/til 1 1 61 I \J 11 VtM ly*. M. \.1\J LJ.J A 1 LV>U V*< AA l\\J *J V**l'L\l* U^r^ WU^s *, 

M r . Gyles D}'er to take a veiw of y e Townes Land at Brantree, and 
to Consult ab'. the improvement thereof. 



July y e 17 th . M r . James Lablond his Petition for Lycence to Sell 
wine & other Strong drinck by retayle nou less than one gallon to 
any one p'son at one time. Approved by the Select men. John 
Hendersons Petition for Lyceuce to Sell Strong drinck by retayle 
disapproved by y e Select men. William Phillips his Petition for 
Lycence to Sell wine and other Strong drinc,\ by retayle as an In- 
holder at the House in w ch . M r . Henry Fraukliug dwells w ch he is 
now ab'. to hire of him, disapproved by y e Select men, July 21 st . 

William Phillips his Petition for Lycence to Sell wine & other 
Strong drinck by retayle as an Inholder at the House formerly 
Occupied as a Tavern by M r . Henry Franckling, he being now 
about to remove from thence, and you r Petitioner ab 1 . to hire the 
Same. Approved by y e Select men, July 24 th . 

[89.] July 24 th . Ordered that the Town Clerk do in the 
name of the Select men Signe and present to y e Q r . Sessions the 
Sevcrall Complaints drawn up against Sundry p'sous who have 
made Encroachments on the Lower Side of the Highway, between 
y e drawbridge & the house in w ch Ralph Carter deceaced formerly 
dwelt. 

Agreed w" 1 M r . John Barnerd as followeth, he to build a new 
School House of fort}* foot Long, Twenty-five foot wide & Eleven 
foot Stud, with eight windows below & five in the Roofe with 
wooden Casements to the eight Windows, to Lay the lower flowr 
with Sleepers & double boards So far as needfnll, & the Chamber 
flowr with Single boards, to board below the plate inside & inside 
and out, to Clapboard the Out side and Shingle the Roof, to make 
a place to hang the Bell in, to make a paire of Staires up to the 
Chamber, and from thence a Ladder to the bell, to make one door 



40 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

next the Street, and a partition Cross the house below & to make 
three rows of benches for the boyes on each Side the room, to finde 
all Timber, boards, Clapboards, Shingles, nayles, hinges. 

In consideration whereof the S a . M r . John Barnerd is to be paid One 
hundred pounds, and to have the Timber, Boards & Iron worke of 
the Old School House. 

[9O.] August y e 9 th . In answere to the Petition of John 
Mountfort, Jonathan Mountfort, John Farnum, Timothy Wads- 
worth, Joseph Russell, John Bucanan, & Edward Procter, who do 
propose that themselves & Such of the neighbourhood who Shall 
come in as partners will be at the Charge of Sincking well & place- 
ing a Pump in the Highway at the Southerly Side or Angle of the 
House in w ch . M. Elizabeth Mountfort deceaced Lately dwelt, at 
the parting of the two wayes nigh the north meeting House in 
Boston. The Select men do grant them the Liberty of So doing, 
On condition y'. due and effectuall Course be taken to turn & Secure 
the draines of Any of the neighbour hood, that Shall appear to be 
in the place where they digg S d . well. 

Aug. 18 th . At a meeting of John Marryon, Dauiell Oliver, John 
Barnerd, Gyles Dyer, Robert Howard, Thomas Jackson, Thomas 
Fitch and Joseph Prout Select men of Boston. 

The S d . Select men haveing deliberatly perused the Town Record 
in y e 3 - ear 1643 referring to the breadth of the Highway from 
Bendalls Cove to Gallops point, and the Severall records relateing 
to y e drawbridge [91.] And also debated and Considered the 
grieveance of Sundry of y e Inhabitants together w th the Hazzerd 
of the lives of Passengers, w ch hath been Ocationed by the use of 
y e S d draw bridge in times past They do declare it to be their op- 
pinion that the useage and continuance of a draw bridge, over the 
mill creek, tends to the damage of the Town, by Streightening 
the passage and Lessening the Stated breadth of the Highway, 
and they do agree to make Complaint thereof to y e Court of Gen 11 
Sessions of the Peace, in order to their rectifieiug the Same. 

note, that M r John Barnerd declares his dissent from the afore 
S d . vote. 

Aug. 28. A Town meeting for the Choyce of one Constable in 
y e room of M r John Burnebey is appointed to be on monday y e 11 th 
of Sep*. next at two of y e clock in y e afternoon. 

29 th . All y* nine Select men w r . Sworn Assessors before Thorn 8 . 
Palmer Esq r . 

Sep 4 . 13 th . Dan 11 . Edwards his Petition for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drinck disallowed. 

Ordered that the Town Clerke Signe a complaint ag'. the draw 
Bridge & present y e Same to y e Q r . Sessions. 

Sep 1 15. Liberty is granted to M r Simon Willard to dig up y' 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1704. 41 

High way from y e Condit to his House for y e Laying pipes to Con- 
vey water provided he take effectuall care to make good y e way 
w th . all convenient Speed 

[92.] Septem br . y e 19 th . The price of wheat Stated for regu- 
lateing the Assize of Bread is 4/ 8 6 d . p bushall. 

Septem br . 25 th . Peter Patey Shomaker being present Sayes he 
came from Haverill with his wife and two Sons, & hath been in 
this Town a month & three dayes, He is warned by the Select men 
to depart out of Town w" 1 his family within foreteen dayes, 
unless he procure Sufficient Security to Save the Town harmles 
within the S d . 14 dayes. 

Septem br . 26. Ordered that M r . Tim . Wadsworth be desired to 
take Care of doing what is necessary in repaireing the High way on 
y e neck & that as many of the free negros & poor of y e Town 
may be imployed therein as Shall be convenient. 

Sep 1 . 27. Ordered that the Town Clerk make out & return to 
the Province Treasu r a Certificate of the Tax Committed to the 
Severall Constables according to thier Lists. 

Ordered that Saterday next be a Town meeting to Chose on 
Constable 

Octob r 11 th . 

Andrew Willef) 

John Elliset ~, n j 

David Crouch l w b / ? %** men Chosen Corders 

Abram Ruey 

Gilbert Cole 

[93.] October y e 18 th . Messu 6 ' Daniel Oliver, Gyles Dyer 
and Thomas Fitch are by the Select men appointed & desired to 
agree w" 1 . Some person or persons here to procure from England 
one water Engine Sutable for the Extinguishing of fire, and also 
Brass work & other materiall Sutable for the fixing another and 
the Charge there of to be paid out of the Treasury according to 
the Town vote. 

Ordered that the complaint ag f . Encroachments in Draw bridg 
Street be renued & offered to the Q r . Sessions at their Adjornm'. 

Octob r 30 th . Mesu" Daniell Oliver, Gyles Dyer and Thomas 
Fitch, Haveing made report that they have Sent to England by 
Cap'. David Mason, to procure one water Engine w th . Brass and 
other materalls for a Seacond as more at large, may appear by a 
note there of under thier hands lieing on file, the Select men do 
Approve of what they have done therein. 

Ordered that M r . John Barnerd do make House convenient for 
y e Laying of wood at the Easterly end of the School-House. And 
to repaire the fence of the burying place And to Set up a fence 
before the Schooll House, and to advise w th . M r . Oliver, M r . Fitch, 



42 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

M r . Dyer, & Cap*. Clark or any two of them ab { . what rcmaynes to 
be done there. 

Ordered that Cap'. Cyprian Southack be notified that he do 
forthwith cause to be removed and Carryed away All the Earth w ch 
hath been brought out of his Land & now lieing in the Towns 
Land & High way before his House for as much as the Same is 
an Incumberance to the way. 

[94.] Novemb r . 4. Ordered that Joseph Prout as Treasu' 
take bond of Joseph Peneman & Eben r . Crane for payment of 
.15-6-'2-to be paid by the 12 th . of December next, & that upon 
their giveing S d . bond, he do Signe a receipt to m r . Sheriffe in 
full Satisfaction of the Execution ag l Steven Crane. 

Novemb' 24 th . The Selectmen do desire Cap* Tim . Clark & 
M r . Tho. Fitch to waite upon his Excellency the Gov r . & desire 
him to restrane the French Prisoners from going ab l . the Town at 
thier own pleasure, Least there So doing may prove Hazzerdous 
to this Town. 

27 th . Jeffery, a Free negro blonging Charlestown, who hath 
at times been in this Town for ab'. the Space of a moneth past is 
by the Select men to depart out of this Town. 

Decemb 1 ". 25 th Ordered, that about four foot of Land of the 
Northwesterly end of the North burying place be fenced out & 
added to the breadth of the High way next the Land of Francis 
Hudson deceaced, & that M r . John Barnerd is desired to take Care 
to See it done. 

Jan 17 29 or 31. Liberty is granted to L'. Nathan" Holmes to 
burn brick and Lime for the Space of one year next ensueing on 
his Land Scituate betwen the Land Rich d . Paine & the Land 
formerly Nicholas Baxter over against the land of Joseph Allen 
at the South end of Boston. 

[95.] At a meeting of the Select men the 29 th . day of 
Jan'*. 

Whereas the Congregation of French Protestants have for 
Some years past had their Publick meetings for the worship of 
God in the Free School-House in Boston, And that they for 
Some moneths past have mett in another convenient room while 
the Said School-House was taken down and a more comodious 
one built in the room there of, the w ch . House being now finished it 
is Voted that the Said French Congregation have the liberty to 
meet in S d . new Schol-House for the Worship of God as formerly 
they did in the Old. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 2 d . day of Feb 17 . The price 
of wheat Stated by them for Regulating the Assize of Bread is 
five Shillings p. bushall. 



SELECTMEN'S KECORDS, 1705. 43 

At a meeting of the Select men Feb ry y e 7 th . The Petition of 
John Tortree Francis Breedon, & John Dupee, Elders of the 
French Congregation, their Petition for Lyceuce to Erect with 
Timber a building for a meeting House of Thirty-five foot Long & 
thirty foot wide on a peice of Land of theirs Scituate between the 
Land of M r Samuell Haugh & the Land of M r Joseph [96.] Malam 
butting on the Scholl-hous-Lane in Boston, And haveing con- 
sulted with the majo r part of the Justices of the S d . Town being 
present, who declare their Opinion that it it is not convenient to 
grant y e Same Since they have the Offer of Free liberty to meet in 
the New-School-House, that being Sufficient for a far greater 
number of persons then doth belong to their Congregation, the 
premises being considered, the S d . Select men do disallow the S d . 
Petition. 

Feb ry . 15 th . Thomas Kenney of Milton proposeth to Hire of 
the Town ab' one third part of that Land at Brantree formerly 
Let to Grigory Belcher & on y e Easterly Side there of & to have 
it for 40 years or more. 

Feb ry 27 th . Ordered that the Town Clerk Isue forth warrants 
to the Constables to warn the Inhabitants of this Town to meet at 
y e Town House on Monday the 1 2 th of march next at nine of the 
Clock in y e fore noon, to Chuse Town officers & to raise money to 
defray the Charge of y e Town &c. and that notice be given for 
Ringing the bells for S d meeting. 

[97.] March the 26 th 1705. Deacon John Marrion is desired 
to provide Bulls & give out Tickets for Cows going on the Com- 
mon according to former usage. 

George Ripley is appointed Cow keeper for the year Ensueing 
on the Same terms as formerly. 

George Ripley is ordered and Appointed to impound any Horse 
dry Cattell or Sheep w ch Shall be Suffered or found to go at large 
or feed on the Comon, against the Town order in that case made 
the 12 th . of May 1701. 

A prill 3 d . Agreed w th Sam 11 . Millar to Let unto him all that 
Tract of Land at Brantree called the Blue Hill Land for the en- 
sueing year he paying to the Same the Sum of twelve pounds, re- 
serveing liberty to Stephen Crane & John Jorden the liberty of 
enjoying what they possess ther of for S d . term they paying their 
proportionable parts of S d rent, of w ch . S d . Millar is to treat with 
them & make report there of to the Select men on y e first monday 
in May. 

Aprill the 5 th . At a meeting of the Select men, being present. 
Daniell Oliver 
Cap'. Tim Clark 
Thomas Fitch 
Thomas Jackson 
Joseph Prout, 

Select men, 



44 CITY DccmjEXT Xo. 75. 

[98.] Also Peter Hauksworth, 
Elisha Webb 
Benjamen Kmons 
Hopestill Foster, 

Constables. 

The S d . Select men & Constables did with joynt consent chuse 
Cap'. Kphraim Savage to the Office of Sealer of weights & meass* 
urcs for the Town of Boston. 

The S d . Select men do unanimusly agree and concur with her 
Maj tics Justices, Resideing within the Town of Boston, to the 
choyce of master & wardens for the Worke-Hous of S d . Town. 

'1 hat is to Say Simion Stoddard Esq r . to be the Master & 
the rest of the Gentlemen of the Overseers of the poor to be the 
wardens, to Govern & Regulate the S d . worke-house for the year 
ensueing. 

Ordered that notice be given to Elisha Cook Esq r . Elisha Hutch- 
iusou Esq r . & the rest of the Owners of the water mills in Boston, 
that they do forthwith make or cause to be made & maintained a 
Sufficient passable & Safe way or Bridge for Horse & Cart, over 
the Mill creek at the High way in the Lower Street between the 
Dwelling House of M r . [99.] Gyles Dyer & the Houseing of 
M r . James Barton, according as it was by the Select men en- 
joyned on the Grantees of the Cove & Land for the Erecting of 
the S d . water mills, the 31 of 5 th . m. 1643 & that m r . James 
Maxwell do forth with notifie them there of. 

A prill 23 th . William Ireland, Jonathan Eustice & Abraham 
Townsend being chosen by the Select men of Boston to joyn 
with Major John Cutler, Nathaniell Dows & M r . John Tufts to 
run the line & renue the bound markes between Boston & Charles- 
town, they did accordingly meet on the Last Tuesday of march 
] 705 and agreed in the renueing S d . bound markes as appears by 
a return under their hands. 

Jeremiah Belcher, John Floyd, Thomas Prat, Samuell Breeden 
& Thomas Fitch being chosen by the Select men of Boston did on 
the 1 7 th of April 1705 meet with Samuell Buckman, John Dexter & 
Lemel Jenkins pambulators for the Town of Maiden & run the 
Line between Boston and Maiden and renued the Autient bound 
markes as p a certificate thereof under the hand of M r . Thomas 
Fitch. 

Cap'. Timothy Clarke & M r . Thomas Fitch with Severall other 
persons appointed by the Selectmen of Boston to run the Line 
between Boston and Reading did on y e 17 th . of Aprill go to the S d 
Line, at the time & place appointed and found no persons ap- 
pearing there for S d . Town of Reading. 

[1OO.] Aprill the 23. Samuell Aspinwall and John Druce 
being chosen as p'ambulators for Boston to run the Line between 
Boston and Roxbery did accordingly meet with Samuell Williams 
and Samuell Crafts for Roxbery on the 17 th . of Aprill curr*. & did 
joyn with them in renewing the bound mark between the S d . 
Townes. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1705. 45 

Cap*. Elisha Bennet, Jonathan Bill Sen r ., Johii Center, Thomas 
Berry and Cap'. Timothy Clark, being chosen to that Service by 
the Select men of Boston did on the 17 th day of Aprill 1705 meet 
& jo}"!! with IA Sam". Johnson, John Diver & William Meriam 
who w r . appointed by the Town of Lyn and did then run y e line 
between Boston and Lyn and renued the Ancient bound markes 
between the S d Townes as p a Certificate there of under the hand 
of Cap' Timothy Clark. 

[1O1.] Aprill the 23 d . At a meeting of Joseph Prout, Capt. 
Tim Clark, John Barnerd, Thomas Fitch, Thomas Jackson, Elias 
Heath & Daniell Powning, Selectmen. The S d Selectmen being 
Informed that Cap' John Ballentine w th Some other persons are 
now about to Haise Timber over the Bridge nigh unto the House of 
M r Sam u Weutworth in order to making the Same a draw 
bridge. 

Ordered that notice be given to the Owners of the water mills. 
and to the S d . Cap'. Ballentine and the workemen which are or 
shall be found at worke about y e Same, that the Select men do 
forbid them and every of them the makeing any further progress 
in placeing any Timber over head in order to the makeing a draw 
bridge there. 

And that those who are concerned be notified forthwith to re- 
paire and make the Bridge under foot Sufficient for Safe passage 
of Horse and Cart. 

And that M r . James Maxwell do forthwith give notice as afore 
said. 

Voted & ageed unto by the abovesaid Select men (Except M r . 
Elias Heath and M r . John Barned who declare their dissent. 

Ordered that the Town Clerke give out warrant for warning a 
Town meeting on monday the 14 th . of may next at two of the 
Clock in the after noon to chuse Representitives, One Select man. 
Six Overseers of the Poor, & one C'onstable, And to agree upon 
raiseing money to defray the Carges of the Town. 

[1O2.] Aprill the 24 th . At a meeting of Daniell Oliver, 
Cap'. Timothy Clark, Thomas Fitch, Thomas Jackson, Daniell 
Powniug & Joseph Prout Sel. men. The S d . Select men being 
Informed that Sundry persons are Now at worke inraseing Timber 
in order to y e makeing a drawbridge over the mill creek in 
the High way, nigh unto the House of M r . Sam 11 . Went worth, 
they went unto y e S d . Bridge & findeing that the woike-men 
were gon from S d . worke, And M r . James Barnes being then 
in S d . M r . Wentworths Shop Said that he did imploy S d . worke 
men in raiseiug the Timber over S d . Bridge and was to pay them their 
wages, The S' 1 . Select men did then forbid y e S d . M r . Barnes, and 
also Cap'. John Ballentine (who was then present ) to make any 
further progress in placeing Timber Over head for the makeing a 
drawbridge there. 

Aprill 30 th . The price of wheat Stated by the Select men for 
regulating the Assize of bread is four Shilling & Six pence. 



46 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Ordered that Such of the Constables who are most be hind hand 
in makeing paym'. of the rates committed to them to Collect be 
Sued by the Town Treasurer. 

[1O3.] May the 11 th . Ordered tliat about two Acres of the 
Common Nigh Roxbury gate on the Northly Side of that Land 
formerly Let to Edmund Ranger, he forthwith fenced in to be 
improved as a pasture to Keep the Town Bulls in, And that Cap'. 
Timothy Clark, M r . Daniell Oliver, M r . Thomas Fitch & M r . Elias 
Heath or any three of thorn be desired to Stake out S d . Land and 
agree with Some meet person to fence the Same. 

May 28 th . M r . John Barnerd is desired to repaire the watch 
House at the north end of y e Town. 

June 22 th . The price of wheat this day Stated by the Select 
men for Regulating the Assize of Bread is four Shillings p. Bush- 
all. 

June the 25 th Dorothy Hawkins Widd. her Petition for Ly- 
cence to Sell Strong drinck as a Retaylor was allowed by the 
Selectmen. 

John Bull his Petition for LA'cence to Sell Strong drinck as an 
Inholder Approved by the Select men. 

Anne More, John Barrel, the wife of Josiah Sanders, Damans 
Robinson, Joseph Malam, Dauiell Turell & John Winter, their 
Severall Petitions to Sell Strong drinck by retayle disallowed by 
the Select men. 

James Farrise, Daniell Edwards, Benjamen Johns, John Dins- 
dale, & Ann Hawkins their Sever. Petitions for Lycence to Sell 
Strong driuck as Inholders disallowed by the Select men. 

[1O4.] June the 25 th . The Select men upon their veiw 
thereof do declare agains M r . James Lablond his Laying Timber 
and raseing the Street before his Hous in maner of a wharf e as it 
is now begun, and do for bid Edward Mortemore (whom they finde 
at worke there on) from proceedin any further in the S d . worlce. 

Anna the wife of Phillip Eades being present Saith that She 
removed from Charles town to Inhabit in this Town ab l . the middle 
of Feb ry Last, M r . James Maxwell haveing ab l . a moneth Since 
warned her to depart out of Town, the Select men do now give 
her the like warning. 

July the 12 th . The Select men of Boston haveing considered 
the Notification from the Justices of the Court of Gen 11 . Sessions 
of the Peace holden at Boston, dated this day Signifying that 
Dauiell Edwards Benjamen Johns & Thomas Webber have 
Petitioned them to be Inholders and John Barrell & Joseph May- 
lem to be retaylors within the Town of Boston for the year ensue- 
ing and that their Petitions will be allowed of if the S' 1 Selectmen 
have no Objections ag' them. 

Upon the perusal there of the S d . Select men do declare it to be 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1705. 47 

their Opinion that there are more then [1O5.] enough of Such 
Lycenced Houses Already, and that the now granting of more 
will be of 111 consequence to this Town, upon w ch . will other con- 
siderations, the Said Select men did lately disallow the Petitions 
of Sundry persons Petitioning for Such Lycences, among whom 
were all the persons afores d . Except Thomas Webber who Layd 
no Such Petition be for y m . 

July the 16 th . The Select men haveing this day Signed a Lease 
to Sam 11 . Millar for all the blue Hill Land at Brantree .(w ch . was 
formerly Leased to Grigory Belcher) for the Space of One year, 
It is by the S d . Select men consented and agreed unto that if the 
S d . Sarauell Millar Shall here after make Appear that he is at 
Extraordinary Charge in procureiug a convenient way unto y e S' 1 . 
Land, or Obstructed in the improvement there of for want of S d . 
way that then he Shall have a competent allowance made him, 
either in renewing his Lease, or in abateing part of this years 
rent. 

July the 30 th . Ruth Hetchbone widdow for her Selfe and Mary 
Smith on behalfe of Benjame Wardell, Petitioning for Lycence 
to Sell Strong drinck as Inholders w r . disallowed by the Select 
men. 

The Select men haveing Take y e Lists of y e Inhabitants on y* 
18 th . Instant in order to apportion the Province & Town Rates, do 
conclude to Set ab e . S d . worke. 

[1O6.] Obedlem Wakefeeld Sen r . being now about to dig a 
well on his Land/on the West' y corner of his new House butting on 
the broad Street Leading from the Mill bridge towards Winisimit 
Ferry at the north end of Boston and finding him Sclfe Straighted 
for room he desires Liberty from the Select men that he may digg 
about two foot into the Street or high wa}- for the Inlargement of 
his Said Well, on condition where of he will cover and pave over 
and So maintaine and Secure that part there of w c!l he diggs in the 
Street, and will place & maintaine a pump in S d . well wholly with- 
in his own land Liberty is therefore granted by the Select men as 
aforsayd. 

.John Farnum being about to dig a well in the Cellar under his 
House over against the House of M r . Jonathan Mountfort at the 
North end of Boston. And that So he may have the conveniencey 
of puting into the S d . well a pump to Stand wholly within S d . 
Cellar. He prayen that Liberty may be granted him to digg ab' 
two foot of the S d . Well into the Street or Highway and on con- 
dition thereof he will Sufficiently cover & pave over that part of 
the S d . well w ch Shall Stand in the Street & So maintaine the 
Same at all times hereafter. 

Granted as afore said by y e S d Select men the day above S d . 

Georg Webber being present Sayes he is a Sho-maker & that he 
lately dwelt at Kittery, and that he removed from thence into this 
Town ab 1 . eleven weeks Since & that his wife came ab* five weeks 
Since, the Select men do warn him w th . his wife to depart the Town 
unless he find Suretyes within 8 dayes next. 



48 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

[1O7.] August the 1". Voted by the Select men that dure- 
ing the time of Apportioning the Province & Town Kates for this 
present year that any of the S d . Select men who Shall neglect to 
make his or their Appearance as Such time and place as Shall 
from time to time be agreed ou and appointed to attend the S d 
Service Shall pay four pence for each delinquency as a fine to the 
use of the Select men. 

The Assessors oath as by Law prescribed was this da}* by Jus- 
tice Palmer, admiuistred to and taken by all the nine present Select 
men for the Apportioning the Province Tax for this present 
year. 

For the Encourragement of the Severall Gentlemen whose 
Lands border on the Great Street below the Town House who are 
now about to pave at their Own charge a considerable part of the 
S' 1 . Street. 

The Select men do by their Vote agree that they will take care 
to defray (at the Town Charge) one halfe of the Charge of pave- 
ing the Lower part of S' 1 Street Viz*, from M r . Dummers corner 
downwards. 

Ordered that Notification be posted Signifieing to the Inhabi- 
tants within this Town to bring in Lists of thier Polls & Ratable 
Estates to the Select men at the Town Mouse on Wednesday the 
8 th . of August cur', at three of the Clock in the after noon ; And 
that the Inhabitants of Rumny marsh and Muddy River do bring 
in theirs the fifteenth of Aug. at three of the Clock as afore S d . 

[1O8.] Ordered that the Town Clerk do write to the Consta- 
bles of Rumny marsh & Muddy River to take & bring in Lists of 
their Inhabitants & they Shall have reasonable Satisfaction allowed 
them for the Same. 

August the 3 d . Hannah Fitchne, her Petition for L\'cence lo 
Sell Strong drinck as a Relay lor disallowed by the Select men. 

August the 10 th . Samuell Kendall his Petition for Lycence to 
Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder at the House in w ch Jonas Clay 
Lately dwelt disallowed by the Select men and agaiue disallowed 
Aug. 13 th . 

Habija Savage his Petition for Lycence to Erect w th . Timb r a 
building for Shops of twenty foot wide Ninety foot Long & Six- 
teen or otherwise of ten foot Stud on his Land or wharfc formerly 
M r . Andersons at the north end of Boston disallowed Aug. 10 th . 

M r . James Lablond is ordered to remove & carry away the 
wood & Timber w ch he hath caused to be layd in the High way (in 
Manner of a wharfe) before his House & Land. And Liberty is 
granted him to make a foot way next his Land there not exceed- 
ing Six foot wide (provided) he Lay it considerably Lower then 
it now is. 

[1O9.] August 27 th . At a meeting of the Select men, Jabez 
Alford being present Sayes he came from Carolina & hath been in 
this Town ab'. a moneth. He is warned to depart the Town or 
to finde Suretyes to Save the Town fro charge. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1705. 4i 

Septcmbe r 3 d . Dorcas Hisket her Petition to Sell Strong drinck 
as a Retaylor disallowed. 

Septemb r 24 th . Richard Virgin being present Sayes he came 
from Chelrasford into this Town Some time in May Last, the Select 
men do warn him to depart out of the Town or to fiude Suretyes 
to Indempnifie the Town from Charge at or before the next moneth- 
ly meeting. 

25 th . Cap' Timothy Clark & M . Daniell Oliver are desired 
to Agree w th . Some meet psou to repaire the High way neer Rox- 
bury gate. . 

Sep'. 28. Upon Complaint made y*. y* Chimnyes of the Rose 
& Crown Tavern nigh the Town House is defective & dangerous, 
the Select men upon their veiw there of & also upon the report 
made by John Kneelaud & Thorn" Adkins two masons whom they 
have desired to Veiw the Same, the S d . Select men have warned 
M". Mary Phillips the Owner of S d . House to Cause the S d . Chim- 
nyes to be forthwith Sufficiently Ammended & repaired. 

Octob r . 3 d . Madam Coopers Petition that Lycence may be 
granted to Sam" Kendall to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder at 
the Green Dragon, disallowed by y e Select men. 

[11 0.] October the 5 th . The Select men haveing Now Ap- 
portioned the County Tax do order the Town Clerk to give war- 
rants to the Constables to Collect the Same. 

29 th . John Henderson & Joseph Hillard being Lately come 
from Salem to reside in this Town do Stand Warned to depart w th . 
their family es unless they finde Suretyes of GO 1 each to Save y e 
Town harmless. 

Margaret Ben ton & George Webber obtruding themselves on 
this Town the Select men do order M r . Maxwell to procure a war- 
rant from one of the Justices to remove y m out of Town. 

The Select men considering the Notification they have this day 
reed, from the Court of Gen". Sessions of the Peace Signifleing that 
they do Allow Sam 11 . Kendall to be an Inholder at the House 
comonly Called y c Green Dragon unless the Select men have 
Ojections to the contrary. The S d . Select men do their fore Sigui- 
fie to S d . Court, that (he being a Stranger) they have made en- 
quiry concerning him, & finding the Charecter given of concerning 
him not to be Encouraging did formerly disallow his Petition and 
Since being enformed that he hath Lately been Convict of Keep- 
ing bad orders in his House they are of Opinion that he is not a 
Sutable person to be admitted to keep a Tavern in this Town. 

[111.] Novemb r . the 9 th . Ordered that the Treasu r take cnre 
for the payment of the Sevcrall School-masters out of the first 
money he can procure. 



oO CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 75. 

Novcmb r . 2G. The Price of wheat Stated by y e Select men for 
Regulating the Assize of bread ia 4/8, G p bushall. 

Decemb r . 3 d . The price of wheat Stated by y e Select men for 
Rc-gulatiug the Assize of Bread is five Shillings p bushall. 

At a meeting of the Select men Decerab r . 31 th . George Mainard 
being present Sayes he came Last from York & hath been in this 
Town ab'. two moueths, the Select men warn him to depart the 
Town unless he bring Surity to Save the Town harmless between 
this & the next monthly meeting. 

At a meeting of the Select men Jan 17 28 th . Ordered that Com- 
plaint be given in unto the Justices now Sitting in Q r . Session 
Ag l . John Gerrish for Incloseing eighteen foot & halfe in Length 
& two foot eight Inches in Breadth of the Street or highway on 
the South Side of the Town House. 

Henry Lane being present Sayes his by trad a Cooper. & that 
he came heither from Barbadose with Cap'. Flint & hath been in 
this Town about Six weeks, the Select men do warn him to depart 
out of Town. 

[112.] Feb^ the 26 th . Thomas Trot moves for Liberty to 
Set a Smiths Shop on the Highway at y e north Side of the gate 
next to Roxbuiy the w ch the Select men do allow provided the 
Same continue there dureing the pleasure of the Select men for the 
time being & that he remove the Same when they Shall Signifie 
the Same to be an agreevance. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Isue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables to warn the Inhabitants of this Town to Convene at the 
Town House on Monday the eleventh of March next to Chuse Select 
men and other Town Officers to Serve for the year ensuing & to 
Raise money to defray the Town Charges. 

March the 18 th . 1705/6. At a meeting of the Select men chosen 
the 1 1 th . of March curr 1 . Cap*. Thomas Fitch, Mes ure Timothy Thorn- 
ton, & M r . Daniell Oliver did declare their refusall to Accept of 
the office of Select men for the year ensuing. 

And at the Same meeting Mesu" John Baruerd, Daniell Powuing, 
Thomas Cnshing, Samuell Greenwood & Joseph Prout, did chuse 
M r . Samuell Plummer to Serve to be Veiwer & Surveyor of Cask 
made for Tar Pitch, Turentine & Rosin within this Town, not 
only for Gageing S d . cask before they are filled but for Serchiug & 
proveing them after wards & marking Such as he Shall finde Mer- 
chantable. 

[113.] Aprill the 5 th 1706. The Select men do concurr w th . 
her Maj tie * Justices resideing within the Town of Boston in the 
Choyce of Simion Stoddard Esq r to be the waster and the rest of 
the Gentlemen of the overseers of the Poor of S d . Town to be the 
wardens of the work house in Boston aforesaid for y e year ensuing. 

The Selectmen Who appeared on the 25 th . of March being their 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1706. 51 

usnall time of meeting did order a Town meeting to be called on 
fry day the 29 th of March at two of the clock in the afternoon for 
the raiseing of moneys the Choyce of Select men in the Room of 
Mesa" Timothy Thornton, Dauiell Oliver, Thomas Fitch, & Thomas 
Jackson who have refused to Serve & in the room of others who 
may yet declare thier refusall to accep', & for the choyce of Over- 
seers of the poor & filling up Vacancyes of Constables & other 
Town officers & to debate ab' any other matter for the benefit of 
S d . Town, (note that this order Should have been entered in its 
place before the former w ch . was omitted by mistake.) 

Aprill 26. The Select men do agree that Tuesday the 14 th . of 
May next at nine of the Clock in the fore noon be a Publick Town 
meeting for the choyce of Representitives & the Supplying the 
numb r . of Select men iii the room of those who have refused to 
Serve. 

May 27 th . Ordered that the Town Clerk do give forth warrants 
to warn a Town meeting on Monday the 10 th . of June next at Nine 
of the clock in y e forenoon to chuse five Select men in the room of 
Mesiu- 8 Thorton, Oliver, Fitch, Jackson, & Greenwood who do re- 
fuse to Serve. 

[114.] June 10 th . The Select men do Order that y e Town 
Clerk Isue forth warrants for a Town meeting on Wednesday the 
Twelth Cur', at two of the Clock for considering ab 1 . Fortifieing 
the Town & raysiug money for the Same & also for a further Sup- 
ply of the Treasury. 

June 18 th . Voted b}* the Select men that in the Assessing the 
rates for this present year each of the Select men who shall faile 
to meet within halfe an hour after the time agreed upon for each 
meeting, at the place appointed for the Same Shall forfeit and pay 
the Sum of four pence for each neglect to the use of the company. 

June 24 th . Ann Moor the wife of Robert Moor at Elder Copps 
Brick House nigh M r . Joshua Gees building yard, & Elizabeth 
Jackson widdow at the South Easterly end of Mad'". Middlccots 
House next Widdow Checkleys are each of them Approved by the 
Select men to Sell Strong driuck as Inholders at their S d respec- 
tive Houses. 

John Tartarion distiller Petitioning to Sell Strong drinck as a re- 
tailer at his House nigh M r . Joshua Gees, is by the Select men 
Allowed that he Sell by retaile, only Such Spirits as him Selfe 
Shall distill. 

[ 1 15. ] Allexander Chamberline, Mary Ireland, Sarah the wife 
of Isaac Robinson, Mary Hands & Richard Hancock, their Severall 
Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck by retaile w r . disallowed 
by the Selectmen. 

At a meeting of the Select men M r . Exercise Connunt is nomi- 
nated and appointed, to Inform against and prosecute all persons 
who Shall hereafter Transgress the Town order relateing to Reg- 



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\ilatcing of buryalls, and the Selectmen will take care that lie Shall 
be allowed a competent recompence for his Service therein. 

Ordered that the Severall bell ringers within this Town, at their 
Tolling of Bells for funeralls. Shall Turn up an Hour glass at the 
begining of the Second bell for each Funerall on week dayes, and 
at the begining of the first bell for funeralls on Lords dayes and 
by their Information to Assist M r . Exercise Cunnunt or whom else 
the Select men Shall appoint, of what they Shall know relateing to 
the breach of the Town order for regulating of buryalls, or lor y" 
preventing thereof. And they are likewise directed to give notice 
to all persons who Shall bespeak the Tolling y* bell for any funer- 
erall, that care is taken to prosecute the breach of S d . Town order. 

June 25 th . Mary, the wife of David Basset, her Petition to 
Sell Strong drinck by retaile is disallowed by the Selectmen. 

[116.] June 26 th . Sarah wife of John Tedman her Petition 
to Sell Strong driuck as a retailor, disallowed by y e Select men. 

July 1. Ruth Hetch bone her Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong 
driuck as an Inbolder is disallowed by y e Select men and Thomas 
Everdines Petition for the like liberty was at the Same time like 
wise disallowed. 

July 5 th . Allexander Fullertons Petition for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drinck as an Inholder is disallowed. 

July 9 th . Sarah Squire, Widdow, her Petition for Lycence to 
Sell Strong driuck as an Inhold r is disallowed. 

July 12. The Price of wheat Stated bv y e Selectmen for regulating 
the Assize of bread is five Shilling & bix pence p bushall. 

The Select men do agree to take y e Lists of Polls & Estates in 
this Town on Monday the 15 th . Inst 1 . in order to apportioning the 
Tax. 

Information being given to the Select men that the Chimnyes of 
the House in w eh . Ol>ediah Proctor dwells is defective they do ap- 
point M r . James Hawkins [117.] and M r . Samuell Durham to 
survey the S d . Chimnyes, and they are desired to make report to the 
Select men at their next meeting how they finde the Same. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 18 th . day of July 1706. 

Information being given by M r . James Hawkins and M r . Samuell 
Durham who were appointed to Survey the Chimnyes of the 
House in w ch M r . Obediah Procter now dwells, That the S d . Chim- 
n}-es are defective and not fitt to be made use of, without great 
danger to the Inhabitants of S d . Town. 

Ordered that notice be forth with given to the S d . M r . Obediah 
Proctor that he must forbear the makeing. or keeping fire in any of 
the S d . Chimnyes untill the Same are rebuilt, or Sufficiently re- 
paired to the Satisfaction of the S d . Select men. 

Joseph Malam" Petition to Sell Strong drinck as a Retaylor. dis- 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1706. 53 

allowed July 18. Sarah wife of Isaac Robinsons Petitio to Sell 
drinck as a retylor disallowed July 23. Sarah Squire Wield her 
Petition to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder being againe revived 
is allowed. July 23 th . Ruth Hetchbone her Petition to Sell drinck 
as an Inhold 1 " being agaiue revived, is disallowed July 24. 

25. Ordered that there be posted up Notificaito for the Inhabi- 
tants to bring iu Lists of their Polls & Estates to y* Selectmen at 
y e Town House on Monday y e 12 of Aug. at 3 of y e Clock & y' 
the T. Clerk write to y e constable of R. [umney] Marsh to take & 
bring a List of their Inhabitts. 

[118.] July 29. Henry Sharps Petition for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drinck as an Inhold' is disallowed by y e Select men. 

Mary Wright dat r of Sam 11 . Greenwood her Petition for Lycence 
to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder disallowed July 29 th . And 
Grigory Sugers his Petition to Sell driuck as an Inhold r . disallowed 
July 29. 

July 31. All the 9 Select men w r Sworn Assessors for this 
present year before Justice Lynde. 

August 26. Sam 11 . Pitcher who Sayes he came Lately from 
Milton being before warned out of y'Town by M r James Maxwell, 
Stands warned to depart the Town, Unless he procure Suretyes to 
ludempnifie the Town within eight dayes next following. 

Septemb r . 4 th . Liberty is granted to M r . Eneas Salter & he is 
ordered to Stop the Cart way in the broad Street below the Town 
house for the Security of the paveing which he is now ab*. to 
accomplish there. 

Septemb 1 ". 30 th . William Ireland for himselfe and Thomas Prat 
moves to renew his former agreem'. ab 1 . the the repaire of their 
part of the High way at Rumny marsh, the Select men to Consent 
to continue S d . agreement for Seven years Longer provided they 
become Obliged to p'form their part. 

[119.1 October the 1 st . The Select men upon treating w th . 
M r . Sam 1 . Bridg ab 1 Collecting the Province Tax desired him to 
Set the Lowest rate he wold take for collecting the Same, he gave 
his answere that four pence on the pound was the Lowest he would 
accept, the S d . Select men by their vote refused to comply w th his 
demand, and concluded to commit the Lists of rates to the Severall 
Constables. 

October 2 d . Ordered that the Town Clerk do Signe a Certificate 
& deliver to the Province Treasurer of the Severall Sumes of the 
Province Tax committed to the respective Constables. 

Ordered that the Town Clark do Signe & give forth warrants to 
the Constables for collecting the County Tax. 

The Select men being notified by the Q r . Sessions that they have 



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Allowed M r . Henry Sharps Petition to Sell Strong drinck as an 
I nt older. They do reply that they formerly disallowed his Peti- 
tion , for the Same considering that there are more then enough 
Publick Houses in that part of the Town already. And they do 
*iow declare their Opinion that the granting the Same tends to the 
hurt of this Town. 

Octob r 14. Ordered that the Town be warned to meet on 
Monday the 21 th . cur 1 , at cine of the Clock in y e fore noon to con- 
sider and advise ab'. what the Committee Shall Lay before them 
rclateing to the New wharfe att Men-yes poynt & to agree ab'. 
raiseing more money for Secureiug & finishing the Same. 

[12O.] Octob r . 14 th . Cap'. Tim . Clark & M r . James Barnes 
are desired by the Select men to give directions toM r . Eneas Salter 
about closcing up the worke of the Pavement So as to Secure 
the Gutter runing by the South corner of the Town House. 

Octol)'. 21. The Price of Wheat Stated by the Selectmen for 
regulating the Assize of Bread is Six Shillings p. bushall. 

William Curtice a Baker who Came into this Town from Eiigl 
w th Cap*. Pitts. Stands warned to depart the Town unless he 
procure Security to Indempnifie the Town by.y" Last monday 
in November next w ch . warning was given him y e 8 th . of Octob r . 

William Thwings Petition for Lyeence to Sell Strong drinck by 
retaile as an Inholder at his House Over ag'. the House of William 
Jepson in the Lane nigh unto the Mill Bridge in Boston. Allowed 
by the Select men, the 28 th . of Octob r . 

Decemb r . 9 th . The price of Wheat Stated by y e Selectmen for 
regulating the Assize of Bread is Six Shillings & Six pence p. 
bushall. 

January y e 15 th . Whereas the Select men have Lately made 
application to his Excellencey the Governor for the reforming the 
Watch within this Town, who was pleased to Signifie unto them, 
that in case they do provide a Select watch, & Signifie unto him 
in writeing their being ready with Such watch, [121.] that 
then he will give order to the Officers of the melitia to forbear 
the continuance of the millillitary watch uutill further Order, and 
the Selectmen being of opinion that it will be a great ease & 
conveniencey to the Inhabitants of this Town to revive and main- 
tame a Select watch as formerly, they do agree Severally to Look 
out for meet persons to be imployed in that Service and father to 
consult ab' the Same at their next meeting on monday next in y e 
evening. 

January 20 th . The Price of wheat Stated by the Select men 
for Regulating the Assize of Bread is Seven Shilling p. bushall. 

Jan 17 21. The Severall persons Nominated and chosen by the 
Select men to Serve as a Select watch in this Town dureing Such 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1706. 55 

time as his Excellency the Governor Shall be pleased to order the 
Suspending of a Millitarj' watch, being present whose names as as 
followeth. viz'. 

William Phelps Gilbert Cole 

James Moseman Nathaniel Pulman 

John Grant Exercise Connunt 

Michael Hamelton James Thornbery 

John Ricks Andrew Willet 

Rich d . Bason John Gaud 

They and each of them Severally did accept & undertake to 
perform S d Service. 

And the Select men did agree that they each of them Should be 
pd. forty Shillings p. moneth for y e Service [122.] And for 
as much as the S d Select men have nominated two of the S d . watch- 
men Viz 1 . M r . James Thornbery & M r Exercice Connunt to be the 
Overseers of y e S d . Watch they do agree that y e S d . Overseers Shall 
be pd. five Shillings p moneth more that is to say Each of them 
forty five Shillings p. moneth. 

Ordered that an adress in writeing be presented to his Excel- 
lency the Gov r . by by the Town Clerk Signifieing viz*. 

That the Select men of the Town of Boston being lately Informed 
by Coll. Elisha Hutchiuson J]sq r . of your P^xcelleuceys Gratifieing 
their request in admitting an alteration in y e watch of S d . Town, 
pursuant thereunto the S d . Select men have procured twelve Able 
men to Serve as a Select Watch (agreeable to what the 
Law provides in the vacancy of a Millitary Watch) who are 
ready to attend S d . Service So Soon as yo r Excell cy Shall be 
pleased to dismiss the present Millitary Watch. 

His Excel! cy being pleaced on y e 22 th . curr 1 to give order to Coll . 
Sam". Checkly to dismiss the S d . Millitary Watch untill the 20 th oi 
March Next. 

The S d . Select watch was directed to enter upon their work on 
Thursday y e 23 th . of Jan 17 at night. 

[123.] At a meeting of the Justices, Select men & Overseers 
of the Poor the 27 th of Jan** 1706/7 Agreed that they will Vissit 
the Familyes of this Town On Wednesday the 5 th of Feb ry next, 
and that the like Vissits be made once in every quarter of the year 
ensueing, in Order to prevent & redress disorders. 



No 1 

Elisha Hutchinson ") ,-. 
John Foster J _ qr8 ' 

John Barnerd Select m, with the Consta. & Tithing in 

2 

John Clark Esq r . 

Joseph Prout, Select m wth. y* Consta. & Tything men 



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3 

Thomas Brattle ) v 

Edward Lyd j sq ' 

Thomas Cushing Select m 

Henry Dering Oveseer w" 1 . y e Consta & Tithingmen 

4 

Paul Dudley) 
Sam 11 . Lynde [ 

Cap'. Thorn'. Hutchinson Select m 
John Pitts Overseer w 01 . y e Consta & Tithingmen. 

5 

Jef. Dummer ") 
Thorn'. Palmer [ Esq. 
William Clark } 
James Barnes Selects w*. y e Consta & Tithingmen. 

6 

Pen Townsend ^ 
Eliakim Hutchinson ;- Esq". 
Simion Stoddard ) 
Daniel Powning Select in w th the Consta & Tithingmen 

7 

Samuell Sewall 
John Walley 
Daniel Oliver Select m 
John Borland Overseer w th y e Consta & Tithingmen 

8 

Edward Bromfeeld Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Tim . Clark Select m 
William Welsteed Overseer w th the Consta & Tithing men. 

[124.] Feb 17 3 d . Henry Sharp haveiug revived his Petition 
for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder is by the Select 
men disapproved. Sam 11 . Green Cooper his petition to build a 
dwelling House to joyn to his fathers, partly w" 1 . Timber is dis- 
allowed by the Select men. 

Feb 17 18. Cap*. Thorn' Hutchenson is desired to provide a 
hammer, a Lanthorn & a rope for each of the two new Water 
Engines. 

24. Widd. Francis Curwithy hath Liberty from y e Select men 
to Set Shores in y e Street to Support her fence & that the Same be 
continued only dureing the Select mens pleasure. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk give out Warr 1 ". for a Town Meet- 
ing to be on Monday the 10 th of March next at nine of the clock 
for choyce of Town officers & to raise monej". 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1707. 57 

Ordered that Co u Sam". Checkley Shall be allowed what Shall 
appnar to be just for the coals of his expended by the Select 
watch. 

Nicholas Warner haveing been formerly warned to depart the 
Town being present Saith that he came into this Town from his 
Laud lieng beyond Mai brow not belonging to any Town Ship) 
Some time in August Last, & that lie is above 80 years of age 
and Infirm of body & now warned by the Select men. Feb 17 24 th . 

Silvauus Warrow a Molato man being lame Sayes he formerly 
belonged to Bristoll & came from thence into this Town the I 8t of 
Novcrab r Last past, the Select men do warn him to depart the 
Town unless he bring Sufficient Securty to Indempnifie the Town 
from Charge. 

[125.] March 3 d . 170G/7. Cap'. Timothy Clark & M r . James 
Barnes are desired to move the Representitives of this Town to 
Endevour the obtaining a Law to Enable the Assessors of the 
Province Tax to Apportion the Town & county Rates. 

Complaint being made by Severall considerable persons of the 
neighbourhood that there is a bakers oven is about to be Set up in 
the House nigh unto M r . Rich d Draper belonging to M. Susanna 
Stoddard widdow, the w ch hath been viewed by Severall of the 
Select men & judged that the Setting S d t>veu there may bo 
Hazzerdous of fire. 

Ordered that M r . James Maxwell give notice to M r ". Stoddard 
and any workmen who Shall be found to Erect S d . oven, that y e 
Select men do forbid the Setting a Bakers, or common oven there. 

Ordered that Cap'. Timothy Clark do deliver two barrells of the 
Townes Powder to Thorn" P.-ilmer Esq r . & Cap'. Thomas Fitch be- 
ing of the Committee for a fire meeting in Boston, w ch . powder is 
to be by them Kept in readyness for the Townes Service for blow- 
ing up Houses in case of Fire, untill furder order & directio from 
the Select men, & that a rec'. or a Certificate thereof be Lodged 
withe the Town Treasurer. 

Coll . Samuell Checkley was by the Select men after their Signe- 
ing the Last years draughts allowed 4. 10. 0. for 3 load of coal 
w ch he had Layd in for the watch. 

March 23 a 1707. The price of wheat Stated by the Select men 
for Regulating the Assize of Bread is Six Shilling & Six pence p 
bushall. 

[126.] Edward Prat & wife who Are lately come into this 
Town being present, he Sayes he belongs to Taunton & that he 
hath been in this Town, off & on ab' four moueths, his wife Sa}*es 
She dwelt Last at Mendham & that She hath been in this Town ab' 
a fortnight, the Select men do now warn them both to depart out 
of this Town. March 31 th . 

Mary, wife of John Phips, being present Saith She belongs to 
Sherborn & that She belongs to Sherborn & hath been in this Town 
ab'. a moneth, & that her husband is Lately gone to Sea, the Select 



58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

men do now warn her to depart out of this Town unless within one 
moneth next She bring Surties to Save the Town from Charge. 

Aprill 8 th . In answ to the motion of M r . John Hubbert, the 
Select men do admit that S d . M r . Hubbert may have & make use 
of the materialls for Wire-drawing w ch . are now in the Town House 
garret he giveing rec'. for the Same, obligeing himselfe to return 
the Same upon demand. 

The Select men haveing now veiwed the North Battrey & the 
bounds there of do order the repaires & addition of wharfe w ch . is 
now about to be made, be carrid out agreeable to the return of the 
Committee upon record in y e Town Booke dated the 30 th . of July 
1684. 

Cap'. Timothy Clark & M r . Stephen Minot, is desired to agree 
w 01 . M r . Samuell Bridge or Some other Carpenter to repaire the 
House belonging to the Town Scituate Nigh JS1". Whetcombs. 

And also to Erect a House of Easment for the accommodation 
of the Lattin School-House. 

[127.] Aprill 15. The Select men do appoint and desire 
Cap'. Timothy Clark, M r . Daniel Pouning M r . Francis Thresher & 
M r . Stephen Minot as a Committee to Treat with the neighbours 
bordering on the Street now a^bout to be paved, to propose to them 
what is proper for them to do in order thereunto, and endevour to 
procure their Subscriptions to pave the Sides of the Streets at the 
Same time when the middle Shall be done. 

Zacheriall Wire 8 Petition for Lycence to build with Timb r dis- 
allowed Aprill 28. 

Ordered that warrants be Isued out from the Town Clerk to the 
Severall Constables to warn a Town meeting on Monday y* 12 th of 
May next at nine of the Clock in the forenoon to Chuse four Rep- 
reseutitives, 3 Assessors, & to Raise money for the necessary 
charge of y e Town, & for y* Support of y 6 watch &c. 

Aprill 28 th . The Select men do concur w th her Maj tie " Justices, 
Resideing within the Town of Boston (being present) in the 
choyce of Simion Stoddard Esq r . to be the Master, and the present 
overseers of the poor to be the wardens of the worke-house in 
Boston for the year Ensueing. 

Henry Sharps Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as an 
Inholder. Approved by the Select men. Aprill '28. 

Mary Phipps is Continued under warnin untill the next moneth- 
ly meeting. 

Ordered that Complaint be made to One of Her Maj ties Justice 
in order to obtaine a warrant to Send Silvanus Warrow out of this 
Town. 

[128.] Aprill 28 th . For as much as there was this day 'a 
defect of the Constables Seasonably returning the warrant at the 
Town meeting for choyce of Jurymen, w ch is said to be ocationed 
for want of the Selectmen assigneing to each constable the p'tic- 
uler company w ch they are to warn &c. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1707. 50 

The Select men do there fore Assigne as followeth 
No 1. Const". Thomas Verine for Cap'. Tuthill 8 Comp' 

2. Const* Ez. Cleesbee Maj r . Winthrop' Cornp* 

3. Const*. James Colleson Cap*. Ballentine 

4. Const" Thorn' Banister Coll . Checkley 

5. Const" Rob' Gutridge Coll Hobble 

6. Const" Eben r . Lowle Cap' Fitch 

7. Cons Jon" Loreing Cap'. Keeling 

8. Const Sam 11 Salter Cap 1 . Savage. 

Sam' 1 Rix being present Sayes he came into this Town from New 
Yorke the '25 th of Septemb r Last & that he is a Dyer by Trade the 
Select men do warn him to depart (unless he finde Security to Save 
the Town from Charge by his Inhabiting here) by the next moneth- 
ly meeting. 

George Ripley is appointed Cowkeeper for the year Ensueing. 

The Select men do Let unto Seth Smith the House <fc Land on 
w ch Sims & Morto Lately dwelt he paying Six pounds p. Annum 
for y e Same, the rent to be p d . quarterly, beginning from y e 6 th . day 
of May next. 

[129.] May the 12 th . The Select men have agreed w* M' 
Samuel & Eneas Salter about paveing the Townes part or middle 
of the Street or highway Leading from the Lower end of y e School 
House Street down to wards the House of M r Gyles Dyer, they to 
finde all Stuff and compleat S d worke to y e value of two hundred 
pounds, & to be paid for what they Shall So do at the rate of 
Twenty pence p. }*ard. 

May 19. Ordered that M r . James Maxwell give Speedy notice to 
M r . William Parkman that the Select men do order him forthwith 
to remove the Timber which he hath Layd as an Incumberance 
Over the Townes Slip between M r . Edw d Budds & M r . Nash' 
wharves at y" north end of the Town. 

Ordered that the House Lately built for y e Water Engine & now 
Standing joyning to the North Watch House, be removed thence 
and placed to joyn on the north Side of the North Watch House. 

May 26. Ordered that complaint be made to Some of Her 
Maj tiea Justices against Palmer Mullings a Negro man belonging 
to the Town of Dorchester who hath been most part of his time 
(Since March Last) in this Town & that Since that he hath been 
by M r . James Maxwell at the direction of the Select men warned 
to depart out of y e Town the 20 of Apr 11 Last yet he the S d . Negro 
man doth continue to Obtrude himselfe on this Town without any 
orderly Admission, & that S d . Justice be desired to grant a warrant 
for his being Sent out of Town. 

June 4 th . Zacheriah Wire his Petion to build w th Timb r dis- 
allowed. 

[ISO.] June 4 th . Whereas the Select men have ocation often 



60 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

to meet to gethcr, to consult the Affaires of the Town, they for the 
better dispatch of business do by their vote agree that when any 
meeting Shall be by them agreed on and appointed, that every of 
the S d Select men who Shall exceed the Space of halfe an Honre 
of comeing at the place & time appointed for each meeteing Shall 
forfeit and pay four pence for eveiy Such neglect, to the use of 
the Company, except for reasons given Such delinquent Shall be 
excused by y e majority of voyces of S d . Society. 

June the 9 th . Ordered that a competent number of Blank Cer- 
tificates be Printed & Lodged at the Impost office in order to a 
more Certaine & ready obtaineiug the Knowledge of Such pas- 
sengers who Shall hereafter arrive into this Town. 

Ordered that Complaint be made to the Court of Gen" Sessions 
of the Peace for his neglect of warning (the Inhabitats of the 
Precinct Assigned him) for Town meetings. [Ag l . Const 9 . 
Banister] 

Margaret Johnson Petitioning for Lyceuce to Sell Strong drinck 
within doors, it is granted her to Sell Ale only in the House 
wherein She now dwells. 

Sam" Inggs his Petition to Sell Strong drinck as an In- 
holder disallowed. 

June 16. John Bucanan & Henry Hill their Severnll Petitions 
to Sell Strong drinck as retaylers. disallowed. 

Thomas Everdeu" Petition to Sell Strong drink as a Cook Shop, 
disallowed. 

[131.] June 16. Pursuant to the Law, the Select men do 
order & assigne each Free negro & mollatto man of this Town, 
forthwith to attend and perform four dayes Labou r , ab' repaireing 
the Streets or Highwayes w ch is to be part of their Service for this 
present year, (reserving their remayning Service uutill further 
order) and that Constable Samuell Salter do warn them to attend 
Said Service at Such time and place as he Shall appoint. 

At a meeting of the Select men June 23th, Sarah wife of John 
Tedman her Petition to Sell Strong driuck by retayle & Mary the 
wife of David Basset her Petition to Sell Strong drinck as a Cook 
Shop w r both disallowed by the Selectmen. 

Whereas pusuant to the Severall Votes of the Inhabitants of 
this Town, The Select men have agreed for paveing the highway 
towards the South end of said Town to the value of Two hundred 
pounds, and the worke men being upon the Same now (as the 
most convenient and proper season of the year for Such worke) 
And they being Sencible that the present State of y e Treasury is 
Such, as not Sufficient presently to defray the Charge thereof ac- 
cording to agreement unless they borrow of Some of the Generous 
Inhabitants. 

They y e S d Select men do therefore hereby desire Such of them 
who are able & disposed thereto to Lend unto the Town So 
much money as Shall be needful to defray y e present charge of 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1707. 61 

S d wovkc. And they do hereby declare & order that whosoever 
Shall So Lend any Sum for the use afore said, the Same Shall be 
repaid by the Town Treasurer out of the first money w ch Shall be 
collected & brought into the Treasury, of the Kates granted by 
the Town & forthwith to be apportioned & cllected. 

[132.] June 30th. At a meeting of the Select men. 

Hannah Dinsdalo, Daniell Turell, James Mounteer, Daniell 
Edwards, Richard Hancock, Allex r Chamberline, Joshua Cornish, 
Rebecca Philpot & Benjameu Mountfbrt, their Severall Petitions 
to Sell Strong drinck by ivtaile w r disallowed by the Select men. 

John Wilson who came Lntely into this Town from Conecticot 
being warned by M r . Maxwell he refuseth to appear before the 
Select men. 

Zach r y Buckmaster being present, June 30 th , Saves that he came 
from York unto Sherborn Some time in August Last, and that 
himselfe w th his wife came from Sherborn into this Town About 
two moneth Since, the Select men do now warn him to depart with 
his wife out of this Town. 

At a meeting of the Select men June 30 th , they being Seucible 
of the necessity of Setting up a House of Easmeut for the Lattin 
Free School, and that no other more convenient place for the 
Same can be found, they do agree and order that the Same be 
Set on the South Side of the wood House joyning to the South 
Easterly corner of S d School House. 

Andrew Siggernce & Daniell Johonuot their Petitions for licence 
to Sell as rctsiylors of the Spirits w ch they distill are disallowed by 
the Select men. June 30 tb . 

July 7 th . Ordered that application be made to y e q r Session for a 
rule for Apportioning of 300 1 for y e Support of y e watch for this 
3'ear, praying y l . regard may be had to y e present circumstances 
of y e Town w" many are gone on Publick Service, & the charge 
likly to be born by fewer y" formerly. 

[133.] July 14 th . Agreed to treat with Roger Judd in order 
to his inspecting and Informing ag e the breach of the Town orders, 
for on quarter of a year and to be allowed reason able Satisfaction 
lor his S <1 Service. 

Ordered that Compl' be made ag 1 W m Colmer for his being in 
drinck. 

Ordered that Some Lawyer be treated w th in order to pursue 
the Townes Intrest ag', M r Dyer for for Incroaching on the water- 
ing place called Whelers Pond. 

July 21. Ordered that Complaint be made ag 1 . John Brewer 
master of a vesscll come Lately from the Bay of Compecha, for 
his not attending the Law respecting passengers, and imposeiug 
on this Town the charge of Suporting John Rutter who came 
w^ him a passenger. 

Ordered that application be made to his Excellency the Gov r & 
Counccll praying that care may be taken to provide for eutertaine- 



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ing the Sick w ch may hapen to come in our fleet from Port Royall 
or any other vessell, as best my prevent the Spreading Infection 
in this Town. 

Joshua Cornish his Petition for Lycencc to Sell Strong drinck 
as a Retaylor, allowed by y e Select men. 

Sam" Ings his Petition to Sell Strong drinck as an Inhokler 
Allowed by the Select men. 

The Surveyors of y e Highwayes are desired to repaire the High- 
way nigh the House of Old M r Balston Deceaced, not exceeding 
30 Shill. 

[134:.] July 28. The Justices in Q r Sessons & Select men 
do agree that a Cage be Erected to joyn w 01 the Watch House at 
the north end of this Town. 

The Justices & Select men do agree to vissit the families, divid- 
ing themselves w th the Overseers of the Poor, Constables & Tithing 
men, to the Severall divisions of y e Town, and to p'form the 
Same on Monday y e 4 th of August next. 

N 1. John Foster Esq r 

Cap' Tho. Hutchinson Sel. m- 

John Ruck overseer 

Tho. Verine. consta 
N 2. John Clark Esq r 

Joseph Prout Sel. m. 

John Bolt overseer 

Ezekiel Cleesbee- Consta. 
8. Thorn- Brattle Esq r 

Edw d Lyde Esq r 

Thorn' Cushing Sel. m. 

Benj a Pemberton Overseer 

James Colleson Consta 

4. Paul Dudley Esq r 
Sam" Lynd Esq r 
Stephen Minot Sel. m 
Thomas Banister Consta 

5. Jeremiah Dummer Esq r 
Thomas Palmer Esq r 
William Clark Esq r 
Abraham Blish Sel. m. 
Robert Gutridge Consta 

6. Eliakim Hutchinson Esq* 
Simion Stoddard Esq r 
Daniel Powning Sel. m. 
Ezekiell Lewise Overseer 
Eben r Lowle- Consta 

7. Sam" Sewall Esq r 
John Walley Esq r 
Daniel Oliver Sel. m. 

Cap 1 Sam 11 Keeling Overseer 
Jonath" Loreing Consta 

8. Edward Bromfeeld Esq r 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1707. C3 

Cap* Tim Clark, Sel. m. 
William Welsteecl- overseer 
Samuel Salter Consta. 

The Select men do agree that William Morean of Muddy River 
Shall improve & dispose of the Salt Grass one Neck w ch is not 
fed by y e Town' Heard he paying the worth of y e Same into the 
Treasury. 

[135.] August y e 6 th . The Select men being meet to gether 
this day havd Staked out the bounds of the High way passing the 
South Side of that peice of vacant or unfenced peice of Land w ch 
formerly was known by the name of Adkinsons Dock and have 
Stated the breadth of the S d . way as followeth viz 1 , from 
thirty foot to the westward of the Lower end of the fence be- 
tween the pasture of Eliakim Hutchinson Esq r . & the Land of 
Widdow Winslow the S d . way to be there in breadth from 
y e S d Hutchinsons fence as it now Stands, twenty Six feet, 
and in breadth from the westerly end of M Winslows Shop 
Twenty-four feet, & in breadth and next to Cap 1 . Miles his 
gate twenty two feet, w ch way there extends nigh three foot to the 
north west of the corner of the Land belonging to the House in 
w ch M r . Chanccy now dwells. 

August 20 th . Cap'. Bozoon Aliens Petition of Lycence to Sell 
Strong drinck as a retaylor Allowed by the Select men. 

Mary Hooper dang r of Josha Hcwes her Petition to Sell Strong 
drinck as an Inn holder disallowed by y e Select men. 

At a meeting of y e Select men August the 25 th . 

Elizabeth Pickworth being present Sayes She belongs to Salem, 
& that she Came from thence into this Town the 1 st . day of April! 
Last, & that She hath put out her child to nurss here in this Town, 
& that her Selfe doth nurss at M r . Benj* Dyers in Boston. She 
is by the Select men warned to depart w th her child out of this 
Town. 

M r . James Williams is forbid to put his cow in the burying place, 
unless by Agreement he obtaine leave from the Select men. 

Roger Judd is appointed to Inspect and Inform against the 
Breach of the Penall orders of this Town and to Observ & attend 
the directions therein given. 

[136. ] August 27 th . M r . Timothy Thornton is by the Select- 
men Nominated And Appointed to be the wharfinger to demand 
and receive all and every the Incomes accrueing to this Town for 
the improvement of the Wharf & Dock at Merryes Poynt at the 
north end of S d Town. 

Upon Complaint made, the Select-men being Informed by Several 
from amongst themselves who were appointed to veiw the Same, 
that Chimnyes of the House formerly belonging to James Hurgcs 
Now Witherlys is defective and dangerous. 

Ordered y l . the S d . Witherly be forth with notified to amend & 



64 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

rcpairc the Same, and that the Occupiers of S d Chimny be warned 
to forbear keeping fire in y e S d . chirnny uutill tlie Same be Sufli- 
ciently repaired to the Satisfaction of y e Select men. 

M r . Francis Thrasher is desired to imploy & direct Some meet 
persons to ineud & Secure the Highway on the neck leading to 
Roxbury to the value of Ten pounds Kxpence. 

September 2 d . Daniell Edwards his Petition to Sell Strong 
drinck as a Ketaylor at the house he hires of M r . Peter Barber over 
ag l . y e Town House. Approved by y e Select men. 

M'. Sainucll Bridge is by the Select men directed to place & Set 
up the House of Easement for the Latten School at the Wcst' y 
end of y e School-House. 

[137.] Scpt r . 8. Cap'. Thorn' Hutchenson, M r . Stephen 
Minot <& Joseph Prout are Appointed to waite on his Excellency 
the Governour & Signifie the Select mens request to him to Excuse 
from ordinary Traiueings & Millitary Watches twenty four men of 
the Inhabitants of Boston Such as they Shall from time to time 
Appoint & improve in Attending the Water Engines of this Town 
at that a List of their names be pesented. 

Cap'. Timothy Clark is Chosen Moderator for this present 
moneth. 

Sep*. 16. Liberty is granted to Sam". & Eneas Salter to Set up 
posts & Boards on y e Highway to Stop the carts from from Comc- 
ing on the pavement on which they are now at workc Nigh unto 
the House of Sam 11 . Sewall Esq r ., and the S d Stop to continue only 
for So long time as the Same Shall be necessary. 

M r . Thorn 8 Cushing & Joseph Prout are appointed to Advise 
vt * Elisha Cook Esq r . ab l . appointing a time of meeting of the 
Committee of y e Proprietors & Select men to debate ab l . chooseing 
persons according to y e vote of y e Town, in order to putting an 
end to the contests ab l y e blue hills & wast Lands at Brantrce. 

Sept r . 22 th . Ordered that Elisha Cook Esq r . & the rest of the 
committee for proprietors be desired to meet w th the Select men 
at y e Town House, on Tuesday the 30 th of Scpf. currt. to debate 
ab l the affaire of the Brantree Land according to y e Town vote. 

M r ". Rachell Winsor her Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong 
drinck as a retaylor disallowed. 

The Price of Wheat Stated by y* Select men for Regulating y e 
Assize of Bread is Six Shillings p. bushall. 

[138.] Sept r . 2G th . Mercy y e Wife of John Ovington her 
Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong driuck as a Retaylor dis- 
allowed. 

Septemb' 29 th . James Batteson , Clockmaker being present Says 
he came from Pensilvania into this Town Ab e a moneth Since, & 
desires to dwell here, the Select men do now warn him to depart 
out of Town or to finde Suretyes to Save the Town from Charge 
by the Last monday in Octob r next. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1707. 05 

The Select men have agreed to Let unto M r . Stephen Miuot all 
that peice or parcell of Meadow & upland at the Southerly end of 
the neck of Boston lieing beyond the Salt ponds butting South 
westerly on the Land of the S . Minot Easterly upon the Country 
Road, uorth westerhy on Muddy River Marsh & on the bay or Salt 
water, to gether with y e Bull Pasture as it is now fenced in lying 
ovei against the Land belonging to tie George Tavern nigh Rox- 
bury gate for y e term of Seven years from the 25 th day of De- 
cemb r next, In consideration whereof the S d . Minot is to provide 
and Keep at his own Cost and Charge for the use of the Inhabitants 
of Said Town of Boston, Two good & Suflicient Bulls to be kept 
all the year & every year within this Town dureiug y c S d . term. 

And also Sufliciently to ditch & dreine the S d Meadow or Salt 
marsh. And make & maintaiue Sufficient Dams at both ends of 
the S' 1 . Upland lieiug between the Salt ponds & the S d . Minots 
fence for y e Keeping out the tide or Salt wated dureiug y e S d . 
Tearm, and to manure the S d . upland [139.] So as to make good 
English meadow thereof. And at the end of y e S d . Term to deliver 
up unto the Select-men of S d Town all the afore granted premisies 
with all the dams, ditches & fences thereof in good and Teuuanta- 
ble repaire. 

Ordered that the orders about regulating the "Watch men be Set 
up iu each Watch House. 

Ordered that care be taken to regulate the Coudit in the Street 
uigh Thom 9 Plats his Shop. 

Ordered that notice be given to y e Mill owners to take care to 
Secure the Mill Bridge 

M r . Thomas Gushing is chosen to be Moderator for this next 
raoneth. 

Septemb r 30. The wife of Phillip Cooper her Petition for Ly- 
cence to Sell Or bottle Ale by retaile disallowed by the Select 
men. 

Whereas notice was given to the Gentlemen of y e Committee for 
Proprietors desircing them to meet w th the Select men at this time 
to debate Ab'. the afaire of y e Land at Brantree, and none of 
them appearing except Elisha Cook Esq r . & Sam" Sewall Esq r . y e 
S d . two Gentlemen w r by y* Select men desired to treat w th the rest 
& to appoint another meeting. 

Octob r . 8 th . Rich d Smith his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong 
driuck as an Inn holder disallowed by y 6 Select men. 

Cap'. Timothy Clark, M r . Tho. Gushing & M r . Francis Thrasher 
as desired to Enquire of Elisha Cooke Esq r . & Samuel Sewall Esq r 
to Know of them what is like to be done ab' the Committee & 
Select mens meeting to Treat ab'. y e Land at Brantree. 

[14O.] Octob r . 8 th . Ordered that the Town Clerk in y e name 
of the Select men do make complaint to the Court of Gen" Sessions 
of the Peace now Sitting Ag'. William Parkman for building a 
hollow wharfe, Over the Towns-Slip Nigh M r . Edward Budd' 
Wharfe. 



66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Octob' 13. Rich d Smith his Petition to Sell drink as an Inhold' 
is againe disallowed. 

A Certificate from the Q r . Sessions for granting Rich' 1 . Pullen a 
Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder is now Layd before 
the Select men to Consider whether they have any thing " to object 
Ag'. it. 

M r . James Maxwell is Appointed and impowered to inspect 'the 
breach 8 of the Town order relateing to Chimnyes happening to be 
on fire, and to make complaint to one or more of Her Maj tie8 Jus- 
tices against the Occupier of Such Chimny, other then Such who 
Shall forth with give or Send in in unto the Treasurer for this 
Town, the fine or forfeiture as is directed in the S d . Town order, 
& the Said Maxwell is here by directed to Lay before the Select 
men once every moneth an acco' in writing of all his proceedings 
herein. 

Novemb*. 3 d . The Select men at their meeting this day haveing 
reed a notification from the Justices of the Court of Gen" Sessions 
of the Peace for the County of Suffolke dated at Boston, the 13 th 
of October 1707, Signifieing that the S d Justices have consented 
that Rich d . Pullen be allowed [141.] an Inholder at the Green 
Dragon in Boston Provided the Select men of b d . Town have 
nothing to object. 

Whereunto the S d . Select men do object & Say that it ha;h been 
credibly reported by Some of the Neighbour hood that the S a . 
Pullen hath kept bad orders in the House where he dwelt last, and 
that he hath been more then once convict and fined for the Same. 
And that Since his removeall to the Green Dragon, Severall of 
the watch men have Observed that more then once company hath 
been gameing in his House after midnight, And the S d . Select 
men holding them Selves obliged (So farr as in them lies) to pre- 
vent Such disorders in y e Town, they do therefore declare unto 
the Said Justices, that it is their Opinion, that the granting tiie S a . 
Lycence will be hurtfull to this Town. 

Novemb r . 17 th . Ruth Widdow of Sam" Clough deceased her 
Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as a Retaylor, is dis- 
allowed by the Select men. 

Job Brown haveing Served Apprentice in Newtown, & being 
come from thence into this Town Some time in y e beginiug of this 
Moneth, he being troubled w th fitts and in danger of being 
Chargeable, ordered that M r Maxwell do forth with warn the s d . 
Job Brown to depart out of this Town, unto Newtown, that being 
the place where he doth belong. 

Nov r . 24 th Upon the motion of Rand that his mother 

Sarah Watts (who lately came from Charlestown) may admitted 
to dwell in this Town, The Select men considering her circum- 
stances do disallow her Inhabiting here & M r Maxwell is ordered 
to warn her to depart w" 1 her two Children out of this Town'. 

[143.J Decemb r 8 th . Whereas Sarah Watts an Inhabitant of 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1707. 07 

the Towu of Charles town did w 01 her two young Children removed 
from thence iuto this Town, some time in Novemb r Last, und was 
by M r . James Maxwell by direction of the Select men, warned to 
depart out of this Town \v th her Said two Children on the 8 th of 
Dcceinb 1 Last & hath been alike warned at Sundry times Since, 
And whereas She doth continue to Obtrude herselfe on this Town. 
The Select men of this Towu do order that complaint thereof be 
made to one of Her Maj tie8 Justices of the Peace in order to her 
being removed as the Law directs. 

Dec'. 15 th . Ordered that warrants be given forth for warning a 
Town meeting for the choyce of a Comissioner & Trustees on 
Monday 29 th of Decemb r . curr' at nine of the Clock in the fore 
noon. 

22 th . Ordered that M r . Barnerd Trot be Sent to Dorchester the 
place of his abode. 

29 th . Ordered that notification be posted up Sigifieing that the 
Select men have appointed to meet on Monday the 19 th . of 
Jau ry Next at three of the Clock in tlie after noon, at the Town 
House to receive & debate of the proposalls of any of the Inhab- 
itants who Shall Offer to lake y e Land & Secure & maintaiue the 
Highway on y* neck lieing between M r . Bonnets Pasture & the old 
Fortification. 

January 7 th . The Select men have agreed to Lett unto M r . 
Timothy Thornton the Liberty to improve the Laud where the Old 
Fortification [143.] formerly Stood at Merry 8 point, for the build- 
ing a Ship there, uutill the first day of October next ensueing, he 
being obliged to keep open and cleer a Sufficient passage or Cart way 
from the highway to the new line of comunicatiou Leading to 
the new fortification there, and to keep free from any Incumberauce 
the new faceing of the wharfes addo3'niug, untill the Same Shall 
be finished, and to pay unto the Treasurer of this Town the Sum 
of Twelve pounds money at the end and Expireatiou of. S d . Terme. 

January 26 th . Thomas Robinson haveing represented that his 
daughter being Lately delivered of a Basterd Child & the Quarter 
Sessions hath not yet ordered y e reputed father thereof to be at y e 
Charge of maintainancc of S a . Child. & the he being a poor man 
desires reliefe of the Town towards the Support thereof the Select 
men do agree to consider what is proper for y' n to do ab' it. 



2 d . The Select men do appoint & desire M r . Samuell 
Bridge to Inspect and Euform against the breach of that the 
Town orders for Keeping Ladders to each House & to return unto 
the Select men the names of all Such persons w ch he Shall finde 
not provided w th Ladders as the S d . order directs. 

The Select men do desire the Justices, Overseers of the Poor & 
Constables of this Town to joyu with them in y e Severall divisions 
of this Town to Vissit the Families thereof on Wednesday the 4 th of 



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Feb ry curr' and to meet at the Town House at Six of the Clock on 
the evening of y Same day to compare the Remarks y'. Shall be 
then made in y e . S d . vissits & to consult of what shall he need full 
furder to be done in y e Same for the welfare & good order of this 
Town. 

[144.] Febry 9 th . It being represented to the Selectmen y* 
M Wavy Thomas at her own cost & charge will put out to board 
her Mother Margaret Bound to James Harbour of Dorchester. 

Ordered that notification be Given to the Select men of Dor- 
chester that in case the s d . Widdow Bound Shall So come & dwell 
there She Shall never-the-less at any time hereafter be againe 
received into this Town as an Inhabitant thereof as formerly She 
hath been. 

Feb 17 1 G. Sam" Smith being present Sayes he belongs to Water- 
town & came thence into this Town w th his wife Al>' five raoueths 
Since, he is warned to depart with his wife out of this Town or to 
fiude Security to Indemuilie the Town at or before the Last mon- 
day in March next. 

Ordered that warrants be given forth to the Constables to warn 
the Inhabitants to convene at the Town-house on Monday the b" 1 . 
of March next to chuse Town Officers, & to raise money &c- 

Feb 17 23 th . The Selectmen being called to State the High wnyes 
next the House now to be erected for Kobt. Calef juner on part of 
y e Land \v ch formerly was Joseph Wheelers at the South end of 
Boston, they do Assert the bredth of the High way leading to y e 
Watering place from the middle of y c corner post of M r Sam 11 Lil- 
lies land there to the Corner of S d Calfes Celler wall to be Thirt} 7 
foot & four Inches in Breadth & y 1 . the north west Side of S d 
Calefs House Shall range from y e Corner of Eph r . Fenuo' House 
upon a Straight Line to y e midle of y e S d . Lillies corner post, and 
y e worke men w r ordered to conform & place y e S d building 
according thereunto. 

Fines paid into the Treasurer for the breach of y e Town order 
relating to Chimneys [145.] l>eing on fire, vf^ were collected by 
him within this present year, the names of the p'sons who pd. the 
Same are as followeth viz'. 

Sam" Baley, Cap 1 . Gilbert Bant, John Ruck, William Thomas, 
William Obbinsou, M r . Cotton Mather, Beujamen Gallop, Peter 
Barbour, Eld r Joseph Bridgham, (Davise & Mattox) Cap' Sam" 
Mould, Jonathan Mountfort & Sarah Knight in all 13 at 10/ each 
6. 10. 0. 

Feb 17 27. The wife of Edward Prat of Taunton who was by the 
Select men on the 31 th of March Last warned to depart out of this 
Town, and She being lately agaiue returned, and in danger of be- 
comeing a Charge to the Town, the S d Select men do order that 
Application be made to one of Her Maj ties Justices requesting a 
wan-ant for the conveying her out of this town as the Law 
directs. 



SELECTMEN'S RECOIIDS, 1708. f>9 

March l rt . 1708. Samuel Moers his Petition for Lycence to Sell 
Strong clrinck as an Inhulder at the House of M r . Stephu Minot 
nigh Roxbury Gate in Boston, in the Room, and Stead of John 
Gibbs who is about to quit his Lycence and remove nigher into 
the Town and wholly to follow his oun perticuler Trade, the w ch 
Petition was granted by the Select meii. 

March 15 th . Ordered that the 4 Assessors who refuse to Serve 
be advised w" 1 . 

[146.] March the 22 th . 1707/8. The Select men have nom- 
inated & chosen Messu William Ireland, John Brentnell, Jon* 
Eustice & Abram Towusend, to joyn w th the persons appointed by 
the Select men of Charlestowu in riming the line and renewing the 
bound marks between our Town and theirs, & they are desired to 
meet w Ul the Charlestown Gentlemen at the House of Daniell 
Whitcmore at the head of South River on Tuesday the 30 th of 
March curr' at eight of the Clock in the morning and to perform 
S d worke 

M r . John Brcntnall hath Since made return under his hand that 
him Selfe w th Jonathan Eustice & Abram Towuseud for Boston ; 
And Cap 1 . Nathan" Dows, Eliezur Dows, John Turff & Eben r . 
Asten for Charlestowu did at the time Appointed Attend and per- 
form y e S d . Service. 

March 23. The Select men have nominated & chosen Messu. 
Hugh Floyd Thomas Berry, Edward Tuttle Jnn r . Abram Ilasie & 
Jonathan Towncsend to joyn w th . the persons whom the Selectmen 
of Lyn Shall appoint for that Service, to run the Line & renew 
the bound marks betweu our Town-and theirs on Tuesday the 27 th 
of A prill next, & if that day proves wett & apparantly unsutable, 
then to Attend the Same the Tuesday following, and to meet at 

the House of Parrise nigh Coll" Paige" at R. marsh at nine 

of the Clock in the morning of S d . day then to enter upon S d . 
work. 

[147.] Hugh Floyd, Thomas Berry, Edward Tuttle, Jonathan 
Towusend & Abraham Hasic have since the performance of S d . 
Service have Signified under their hands that the}- did on the S d . 
2< th . of A prill joyn w" 1 the Gentlemen Appointed for lyn & did 
then then renew the Ancient bound markes between our Town and 
theirs. & that they have w th Reading men don y" like on that line. 

The Select men a Nominated & Chosen Messu" Jer. Belcher, 
John Floyd, Sam" Breeden, Will Ilasie, & John Tuttle Tertia 
to joyn w th . the p'sons whom the Select men of Maiding Shall ap- 
point for that Service, to run the line & renew the bound markes 
between their Town and ours on Tuesday the 27 th . of aprill next, 
or if y' day proves wett then the next Tuesday following & to 
meet at the House of M r . William Ireland at 8 of the Clock in the 
morning of S d . day, then to enter upon S d . worke, note that Since 
the performance of S d . worke, the persons above named viz'. Jer. 
Belcher, John Floyd, AVilliam Ilasie, Samuoll Breedend and John 
Tuttle made return that they did on the S d 27 th of Apr" joyn w^ 



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the Gentlemen Appointed for Maiding viz'. Sam 11 . Green Sen'. 
Cap 1 John Lyuds, William Sargent, and did agree in riming the 
Line & renewing the Ancient bound markes between our Town 
and theirs. 

A Town meeting on Monday the 29 th of March Curr 4 . at two of 
y e Clock in y e afternoon is appointed to chuse Seven Assessors & 
4 Constables in the room of those who have refused to Serve. 

[148.] The Select men do agree to meet together ab l . the 
Towns affaires every Monday at Six of the Clock in the afternoon, 
and that each of them who Shall neglect to Attend by the Space 
of halfe & hour beyond or past the S d . time appoynted Shall forfeit 
and pay the Sume of four pence for every Such Neglect. S d fines 
to be disposed of At the direction of the Select men. 

March 31 et . Upon a debate with Severall of the principal! 
Gentlemen whose Lands Abutt on the Street Leading from Scarlets 
wharfc to M r . Jonas Clarks, ab l paveiug the Said Street according 
to the Town Vote, The Select men do agree that in case the S d . 
Abutters do go about & effect the S d . worke and defray all the 
rest of the charge thereof, then the S d . Select men will Order pay- 
ment out of the Town Treasuiy to defray the Charge of one third 
part of the S d . paveing, besides they will defray the charge of the 
Towiies part of paveing ag' the ends of the two lanes w cl1 abutt on 
the S d . Street. 

Aprill 5 th . A Town meeting on Monday the 12 th of Apr 11 curr' 
at nine of the clock in the fore noon to Chuse two Assessors & on 
constable in the room of Such who have refused. 

Aprill 12. At a meeting of the Select men of Boston, The 
Price of wheat Stated by y e Sel. men for Regulating y e assize of 
bread is five Shill & Six pence. 

[149,] M r . Daniel Oliver & M r Francis Thresher are by the 
Select men desired to meet at the House of M r . William Ireland 
on Tuesday the 27 th of Aprill curr 1 . at nine of the clock in y e morn- 
ing to joyn in runing the lines between our Town & the Townes of 
Maiding, Lyn, & Reading. 

Whereas Hannah Turner belonging to the Town of Ilmgham & 
as she Saith came from thence into this Town Some time in or ab' 
the monethof January Last and hath Since that been Sundry times 
by the direction of the Select men warned to depart out of this 
Town, w ch warning She hath not Attended. Ordered that Apli- 
cation be made to one of her Maj ties Justices requesting a warr' for 
the Sending her }' S d . H. Turner out of y' Town. 

Whereas Christian Fortune belonging to the Town of Marble 
head & came from thence into this Town in or ab' the begining of 
March Last, and hath Since that been warned to to depart to her 
Husband at marble head w ch She neglects to do. Ordered that 
Application be made to one of her maj ties Justices for a warrant for 
the sending her out of this Town. 

Eiward Gray is allowed to make use of the High way nigh L l . 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1708. 71 

Holmes' to make ropes as formerly he paying 6 ShiH. p year for y* 
years past and Twenty Shill. p. annum while he shall So use the 
Same for y e future. 

[15O.] George Itipley is appointed Cow keeper for the En- 
sueing Suiner, he is to procure Sufficient Assistance So as due 
care may be taken in looking after & keeping the Cows under his 
Charge, and that he take care to water the Hulls and put them 
up by night in Such places as the Select men Shall appoint and he 
is impovvered to demand and receive of the owners of the Said 
Cows two Shillings p. head for each cow under his care as a re- 
ward for his performing of the Said Service. 

Edward Bartles is appointed Pound Keeper for the Town of 
Boston for the year ensueing. 

George Ripley and Edward Bartles & each of them are appointed 
and Impovvered to impound any horse or horses dry Cattell or 
Sheep which Shall be found going at Large or feeding on the Comon 
Laud, Streets, or Lanes of this town contrary to the Town order 
in that case made & provided, and to make Complaint to one of 
Her Maj ties Justices against the owner or owners of Such horse, 
dry cattell or Sheep So found going at Large, in order to recover- 
ing the penalty or fine, according to the S d Town order, and as a 
reward for their Service they Shall have to the value of two Third- 
parts of every Such fine by them So obtained 

[151.] Aprill the 19 th . Ordered that the Members of Coun- 
ccll and Justices within this Town be desired to meet w th . the Se- 
lect men at the Town House on y e 21 th of Apr 11 Cur', at 5 of the 
clock in y e after noon to give their Advice ab'. y e watch in this 

Town. 



Aprill the 21. M r James Maxwell haveing desired the Members 
of Councell and Justices to be present w th the Select men at this 
meeting there appeared present viz'. 

Elisha Hutchinson Esq r . Pen Towusend Esq r . John Foster Esq r . 
And r . Belcher Esq. Simion Stoddard Esq r . Jer. Dummer Esq r . 
Thomas Brattle Esq r ., Thorn 8 Palmer Esq r Esq r . Sam". Lynd Esq r . 
William Clark Esq r . together with the Select men. viz'. Cap'. 
Oliver Noyes, Daniel Oliver, Thomas Gushing, Daniell Powii- 
iug, Stephen Minot, & Joseph Prout, who did unanimusly agree 
and declare that (dureing Such time as a Millitary Watch shall 
not be ordered and Appointed to be kept) it is most for the benefit 
and Safety of this Town that a watch be Kept within the Same, by 
a competent number of men hired to Attend the S d . Service. 

The Select men do order that Application be made to the 
Quarter Sessions desireing them to direct and order the rule for 
Apportioning & Levying the watch Tax. 

[152.] Aprill 26 th . At a meeting of the Select men of Bos- 
ton Ordered that warrants be given forth by the Town Clerk to 
warn ;lie Inhabit" to meet on Monday the 17 th of May next at 
nine of clock in the fore noon to Chuse Representitives and to 
advise & agree ab' any other matter for the benefit of y e Town. 



72 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

May y e 3 d . Ordered that the Streets, Lanes, and Alleys of 
this Town as they are now named & bounded, be accordingly re- 
corded in the Town Book. 

The Select men have nominated & chosen Mess" Allexander 
Shcrar, Barrat Dyer, Job Ingram & John Green to be gager 8 , 
veiwers & Surveyors of Cask made for Tarr, Pitch, Turpentine 
and Rossin, and for Searching and proveiug them after they are 
filled, and for marking them after they are filled. 

Andrew Allen a Stranger being present Sayes that he came 
from Virginia to Cape Ann about eighteen Moneths Past and 
that he hath Since that dwelt at Bilrica for the Space of one year 
& that he came from thence into this Town about five weeks past. 
The Select men do now warn him to depart out of this Town or 
to bring Security to Indempuifie y e Town. 

Ordered that Samuell, Eneas, & James Salter 8 be imployed in 
carrying on the pavement in the Street to wards the South end of 
the Town, to y e value of two hundred pounds, And that they 
take care ab' Lowering the Highway on the Hill before Cap'. 
Dyers [153.] and to remove the Earth So as to raise y e lower 
part of the way where they Shall pave & to bring in y e acco' of 
the Charge thereof to y e Select men. 

And for the Said paveing thc3 T are to be paid at the rate of 
Twenty pence p yard as was y e Last year. 

Ordered that Cap'. Tim . Clark be desired to deliver to M r Max- 
well a Scain of y e Towns match to be Lodged in y e Townhouse 
for the Town use there. 

May the 4 th . The Select men of Boston do order and Assigne 
unto Each of the eight constables of y e S d Town for y e year cn- 
sueiug the Sevcrall aompanyes where each constable is to take 
perticuler care in warning the Inhabitants for their appearance 
at Town meetings viz. 
N. 1. Const 1 Eben r Clough 

for Cap'. Tuttles comp a . 
" 2. James Grant 

Major Winthrops comp a . 
N. 3. Will. Cleer 

Cap 1 . Ballentiues cornp*. 
" 4. Peter Butler 

Coll . Checkly' comp a . 
" 5. James Bodwin 

Coll . Hobbies comp a . 
" 6. William Clark 

Cap'. Fitch' comp a . 
" 7. John Olton 

Cap'. Keeling 8 comp a . 
" 8. Robert Calef 

Cap*. Savage 8 comp a . 

The Select men do agree to order the High way Leading from 
the Common up to Gentry Hill to be Laid open. 

[154.] Pursuant to the Law of this Province Iutiul d an 
Act for Regulating of Free Negro's &c. 



SELECTMEN'S RECOIJDS, 1703. 73 

The Select men do order & require of the Free Negro's of this 
'I own hereafter named each one to give their Attendance Faith- 
fully and dilligently to worke at repaircing & cleansing the High 
waycs of this Town at Such time and place as M r . Salter Shall 
direct, for the Space of So many dayes as is Set down Against 
each persons name and is as followeth. viz'. 

dayes dayes 

Tom Cowell Papaw Dick 

Robin Keats 8 Joseph Jollow 8 

Dick Buclil 8 Graudy Eliot 8 

Thorn* Moscman 4 Sampson Jefferyes 6 

Adam Safflu 8 a fellow came fro Charles T 4 

Ned llubbert 6 Rich d Boreman 4 

Miugo Proctor 8 Peter Quaque 4 

Simpson Indian 4 Bastion Waite 8 
George went w lh 

Cap'. Green 4 M r Hutchinson's Phillip 4 

Mingo Walker 12 Sambo Monck 8 

Coffee Ilutchinson 4 Humphry Phips 2 

Mingo Quinsie 8 Dick Dudley 4 

And the Said Select men do hereby Appoint and Impower M r . 
Eneas Salter to give necessary directions about the time place 
and manner of ther performing the S d Service and (if neet be) to 
make complaint to one or more of Her Maj tie8 Justices of the 
Peace Against any of [155.] them who Shall neglect or refuse to 
Attend the Same in order to the recovery of the penalty of the 
Law in that case provided, and to render an acco' unto the Select 
men of his doings herein. ' 

May the 10 th . Orderd, That the names & bounds of the Streets, 
Lanes, & Alley* of this Town be forthwith Transcribed & five 
hundred of them Printed. 

The Select men do agree to Enform the Grand jury of the 
deficiency of the Out Wharfes in ord r that the Same be Presented 
to y e Q r Sessions. 

The Select men do desire Cap'. Oliver NV^-es to retaine one 
more Lawyer to joyn w th M r . Newton in pursute of the Towns- 
Right in the Watering place Called Wheelers Pond. 

Ordered that M r . James Maxwell do Signifie to Cap'. Bant, 
that the Select men do order him to remove the Incroachment by 
him made in the Street by placeing an Upright Cellar door there- 

May 24. Ordered that M r . Eneas Salter do require of the 
Severall negro's here after named to Attend and perform Service 
on the Highway in manner as was ordered the 4 th of may curr'. the 
number of dayes hereafter Set down to each persons name viz'. 

Grande}- Pirkins 6 

Great John 8 

Tom Rumny Marsh 6 



74 CFTY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Toney at y e north 8 

Stabastin Lcvensworth 8 

Dick Ramshed 8 

Charles Moneno 8 

Rich d . Patience Saylor 8 

Mingo Walker for Last year 4 

[156.] May 31 th . Ordered that notice be given by M r . James 
Maxwell to the Neighbourhood in Marshalls Lane who have Set 
posts & a barr cross the way there that they are forthwith to 
remove the Same & Lay open the S d . Wa}'. 

Ordered that Seth Smith be Sued for the rent w ch he owcth to 
y* Town. 

Ordred that Sam 11 . Millar be Sued for the rent he Owcth to the 
Town. 

Ordred that (as Soon as may be) the Town rents be made 
payaMe y* Last of Feb^ yearly. 

ordered that M r . Maxwell give notice to James Williams y' he 
forbear to put his Cow in the burying place, or the Same to be 
impounded. 

John Hucanan his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as 
a Retaylor from his House in Wood Lane is Allowed by y e . Sel 
men. 

June 14 th . At a meeting of the Select men, Samucll Ilaugh his 
Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong driuck as a rctaylor in the 
room of M Mosely Alies Pearce who formerly Sold drick from y e 
Petitioners Cellor and as he Saith is Ab l to Lay it Down, allowed 
by y e Sayd Select men. June 14 th . 

John Brick his Petition for Lycence to Sell Rum in Small Cask 
as a Retaylor from his Shop & warehouse w ch he hires on Scarlets 
wharfc. Allowed by the Selectmen. June 14 th . 

Hannah y e wife of William Turner her Petitio for Lycence to 
Sell Strong drinck as a Retaylor At her House next door to 
Doctor Creeses in Malbrougli Street, Allowed by y e Sel.m. 
June 14. 

[157.] June 14. Whereas M r . John Greeuough hath repre- 
sented y l . the Alley Lately named Greenough's Alley, is his own 
Propriety and for his private use. 

Ordered that if he make it So to appear the giveing the name 
thereto Shall not be understood to his prejudice. 
. Ordered that notice be given to M r . Timothy Wadsworth forth 
with to remove the earth & Trash under his ware house w ch Stands 
over the Town" Slip, So as to give Sufficient vent to the Comon 
Shore & dreines belonging to the Neighbourhood above, for the 
dreiniug their Cellars. 

M r . Stephen Minot is desired to imploy workmen to make a 
Sufficient foot way next beyond the Salt ponds on y e neck not 
exceeding the value of 5.10.0. 

The Select men have Lett unto James Williams the grass in the 
old burrying place for this Summer he paying for the Same GO/. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1708. 75 

June 15. The Select men this day being now mett together have 
Staked out the Highway Sixteen foot& halfc in breadth, the nper- 
side thereof extending from Hallawayes corner to Milk street 
on a Straight line from thence to y e northerly corner of an old 
Lcantoo or Shop belonging to M r . W". Hallawuy, & from thence to 
the Northerly Corner of Gillams Porch, & from thence w th a return 
to Cap 1 . Paxtons corner over against his ware house, & Caleb 
Eadey & Stephen Greenliefe are ordered to remove their Timber 
from off the Sayd way as Soon a Conveniently they may. 

[158.] Frances Gouge Widdovv her Petition for Lycence to 
Sell Strong drinck as a retaylor in Cornhill Allowed by y c Sel. m. 
June 21th. 

Damaris Perkins her Petition to Sell drinck as a Retaylor dis- 
allowed June 21 th . 

Mary Basset her Petition to Sell drinck as an 1 11 holder dis- 
allowed June 21 th . 

Thorn" Phillips haveing been wounded in Her Maj tic8 Service, 
and there by rendered unable to do anything at his Trad towards 
his Support, asks Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as an Retaylor at 
his House next door to M. Hauksworths at Cornhill in Boston. 
Allowed by y e Sel. m. June 28 th 1708. 

Elizabeth Matteson her Petition to Sell drinck as a rctaylor dis- 
allowed June 28. 

Cap'. Grigory Sugers' Petition to Sell driuck as an Inholdcr dis- 
allowed June 28 th . 

Rich d . Pullen his Petition for Lvcence to Sell Strong drinck as 
an Inhold r . at the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston, Allowed by the 
Sel. m June 28 th . 

Bcnj" iMountfort his Petition to Sell drinck as an Inhold r dis- 
allowed June 28 th . 

Rich' 1 Hancock his Petition to Sell drinck as an Inholder, dis- 
allowed June 28 th . 

Sam". Mattock his Petition to Sell driuck as an Inholder dis- 
allowed June 28 th . 

July 12 th . George Paream, Mary Basset, Rueth Iletchbone, 
Joseph Pauley, Gregory Sugers, Benjamen Mountfort, Thomas 
Everton, their Several Petitions to Sell Strong drinck as Innholders 
are disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

[159.] Damaris Perkins widdow her Petition for Lycence to 
Sell as a Retaylor Such Sperits as She distills in her Limbeck 
allowed by y e Select men July the 12 th . 

Elizabeth Newland her Petition to Sell Strong driuck as a Re- 
taylor, disallowed July 12. 

Rachell Wiusor & Lydia Barnes their Severall petitions for 
Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as Retaylers. Allowed July 12 th . 

Ordered that M r William Manley do proceed in carrying on the 
pavement in The Townes part or middle of the way in Middle 
Street Leading from Ag'. the House of the Late Rich' 1 Middlecot 
Esq r towards Cross Street, as far as the money allotted for y e 



76 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Same will hold out and that he Endevour to procure the Neigh- 
bour 8 there to joyn in paveing y e Sides, July 12 th . 

The Select men takeing into consideration that the House of 
William Bordman w ch is reputed to Stand partly in Boston & 
partly in Lyn, and that for as much as most of y e Land & y c Barn 
is in Boston, the Polls dwelling there have beeu Rated & paid to 
Boston lime out of in hide here to fore, & that for ab' three years 
past the Same Polls have been Hated to Lyn as well as to 
Boston. Ordered that the Constables of Boston do make distress 
for y e S d Poll Taxes as the Law directs, in order that an Isue 
to that controversie may be ordered by a Superiour power before 
whom it is Cqgiziable. July 12 Ul . 

[16O.] Pursuant to a concession of y e Selectmen the 16 th of 
July 1705. The Select men do now agree to Abate Sam" Millar 
Six pounds of his first years rent of y e blue Hill Land. 

And whereas the Treasu r hath commenced a Sute ag l him for 3 
years rent '6G ]i . Ordered that in case he give bond for y e payment 
of Thirty. pounds by y e 5 th of Novemb r next and pay y e Kxpence 
of y e writt Servering and Attorney then the S d Action to be let 
fall. July 12 th . 

Ordered that the High way on the High ground between M r . 
Shalers & M r . Powells in Newberry 1 be made lower So much as 
Shall be necessary to bring the water of S' 1 . Street to run y'. way. 

July 19 th . Nalhaniell Shannon, Mary the wife of Cap*. Sam" 
Mould, & Mar}- Flint, widdow their Severall Petitions for Lyceuce 
to Sell Strong drinck as Retaylors ar allowed by the Select men. 

Thomas Pecks Petition to Sell drinck as a Rctaylor disallowed 
July l'J lh . 

Ordered that Charles Mencno a free negro belonging to Cam- 
bridge who came into this Town ab' the l rt . of June Last do findc 
Security to Indemnifie the Town or to depart out of Town. 

Ordered that notice be given to M r . Tim Thornton forthwith to 
Lcvcll & make passable the way to y e new Fortifica and Cleer his 
Timb r & planck from off the Line of comunication. 

July 20 th . The Select men being now met at y e Mill creek have 
desired Cap 4 . Oliver Noyes to signifie to Docf Cooke (one of the 
Gentle men of y* proprietors of y e Water mills) that they are of 
Opinion that the owner of y e mill who are now ab 1 to rebuild the 
mill bridg that they ought to make y e S d . Bridge the breadth of y e 
II. way. 

July 23. Docf Noysc haveing now Signified to y e Select men 
that he hath Tieated w th Docf Cook who gave him this answere, 
viz. That the Mill owners have debated that matter and do re- 
fuse to make the mill bridg the breadth of y e High way, and do 
intend to make it only ab'. y e Same width it was before. 

Voted to be the oppinion of y e Select men that the mill bridg ought 
to be made the full breadth of y e Highway there. And that Accord- 
ing to the intent of y c grant made to y e Mill owners y e 31, 11, '43. 

[Evidently Newberiy street. W. H. W.] 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1708. 77 

It is Incumbent on the present owners of y e S d . Mills at 
their Own cost and charge to make y e Said Bridge of the S d . 
breadth. 

Voted that Application be made to y e Justices in Court of 
Gen 11 . Sessions of y e Peace now Sitting, Requesting them to give 
order that the S d . Mill owners do make the S d . bridg of y e full 
breadth of y e High way. 

[163.] July 26 th . George -Peream, Ruth Hetchbone, Mary 
Basset, their Several Petitions for Lycence to Sell drinck as 
Inholders w r disallowed by y e Select men. 

M Elizabeth y e wife of M r Joseph Arnold her Petition to Sell 
Strong drinck as a Retayler untill her husband returns home of his 
present voyage. Allowed July 26 th . 

Cap'. Oliver Noyse is chosen moderator of y e Select men for y e 
Ensueing moneth. 

July 29 th . Upon a motion of M r . Michael Shaler & others of the 
neighborhood there that the High way before their Land (accord- 
ing to the Range of y e Pavement alreaday made) is likely to 
Lower the Hill before their Houses to their great damage. 

Ordered that instead of four inches fall to every twelve yards as 
was befor projected, that the Same be continued at three inches 
fall for the Space of fifty Seven yards w ch comes against M r . 
Shalers Land and M r . Thresher is desired to direct the pavers 
in their So doing. 

Aug. 3. Joseph Malam his Petition to Sell Strong drinck as a 
Retayler is allowed by y e Sel men. 

Consented that Henry Hills Lycence from y e Justices to Sell 
drink as a Retayler. be not opposed. 

Aug. 5 th . upon a further debate of y* Select men & M r Shaler 
& his neighbours, w" 1 the pavers. 

Consented that y e pavement be continued at 4 Inches fall to 12 
yds yet further 48 yards. 

[163.] August y e 9 th . Whereas Eliner Reed an Inhabitant 
of this Town being now entertaied in y e Almes- House, And Some 
of her friends moveing to the S d . Select men, that they are willing 
to be at the charge of her board at Dorchister. 

The Select men do order that notification be given to the Select 
men of Dorchister that the S d . Elinor Reed her being placed to 
board in their Town, Shall not in any wise oblige them to be at 
charge for her Support but that She Shall at all times here after 
be accouut d an Inhabitant of Boston, and Shall be againe received 
as Such & the like notice to be given concerning Widdow Bound. 

The Select men haveing now had a debate w 01 M r . Glover of 
Dorchister who is the owner of the Land where Anthony Green- 
hill dwells, the S d . Glover doth manifest his consent that a Trian- 
guler peice of his S d . Laind be Layd into the Highway, So as to 
make a Straight line from y e corner of S d . Green hills Shop to the 



78 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

corner of M r . Shalers House next y* Street, provided thatM r David 
Jefferyes do leave out of his Land agreeable to the Same line, and 
that the S d Glovers fence he removed & made good by the Select 
men. and that M Grcenhill be made good to her any damage w ch 
Shall Sustaine in her Garden. 

The Town Treasu r is directed to retaine a Lawyer & pursue the 
recovery of Dockage &c of Cap 1 . Flints Ship At the rate of five 
Shill. p. week. 

[164.] August 16 th . In answere to Cap 1 . Gyles Dyers pro- 
posalls to y e Select men when they met Last at his House to view 
the Townes Pond or watering place there. 

Ordered that notice be given to y e Said Cap' Dyer that the S d 
Select men they do Incline to propose to the Town at their next 
meeting in consideration y 1 he hath Enlarged the Highway to grant 
unto him all y' part of y e Land formerly belonging to y c S d Pond, 
& now included within his fence. Provided that lie the S d . Dyer 
do quit clame unto the Towne all that part of the Said Pond & 
land therto belonging w ch is yet unfenced. And that he remove his 
House of office So far distant from the S d Pond as that it at no 
time anno}* the Same. 

Ordered that application be made to one of Her Maj ties Justices, 
desireing a warr 1 for the Sending of Christian Fortune out of this 
Town to Marble head, where she doth properly belong. 

Ordered that M r . James Maxwell give notice to James Varney to 
make his Brik wall in highth conformable to his Lycence or he 
will be presented. 

The Town Treasu* is directed to demand of Elisha Cook Esq r 
Rent at Twenty Shilling p annum from the 25 th of March 1G87 
and if need be to Sue for y e Same. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk draw out a coppie of y e Records 
Ab l . the out wharves & Lay before y e Sel. men. 

[165.] Aug. 16. The Town Treasu' is directed to Sue the 
constables at the next Court for what they are in Arrears in their 
accots. 

August 30 th . Thankfull Trobridge being present Sayes She was 
of Late an Inhabit' of Roxbury. She is admitted to reside in this 
Town in Case M r Fr. Thresher Stand bound for her in 40 1 bond 
otherwise She Stands under warning to depart out of Town. 

Sarah Favour being present Says She came from England with 
Capt Mould Some time in Decemb r . Last, the Select men do warn 
her to depart out of this Town unless She bring Security to Save 
y e Town from Charge, by monday next. 

Stephen Crane of Brantree being present hath paid to the Town 
Treasu r two Shillings as an acknowledgment of the Town of 
Bostons Right unto a peice of Meadow which he hath occupied 
for this two years Last past, being part of the Scruffie meadow 
belonging to the Blue hill Lands, on the South Side of the Brook 
next to Brantree. 

The Select men haveing viewed a peice of the Townes Land be- 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1708. 79 

longing to the burying-place, w ch hath been for four years past, 
improved by Wield Jones for the enlargem' and accoraodation of 
her house nigh unto the pound, being a Triangular Strip or peice 
of Land the Southwesterly end there of next the Pound being in 
breadth there eight feet & eleven Inches & thence riming to a 
point of eight Inches in breadth at the North East ly end thereof 
next Mad. Whartons Land. 

[166.] The Said Land being three foot & Six Inches wide 
at the South westerly corner of y e S d . House & thr.ee foot and two 
Inches wide at the the north-westerly corner thereof. 

Agreed unto by the Select men to Let y e S d peice or Strip of 
Land to Sam" Belknap at three Shillings p annum durein the 
Townes pleasure, otherwise he is forth with to quit and Lay open, 
the Same to y e burying place as formerly it was. 

Ordered that Samuell Belknap do forth with remove from off the 
burying place & that he forbear to Lay any Lumber there for the 
future. 

Ordered that the Stile at the burying place next the Almes 
House be taken down. 

Ordered that Thomas Battles his Gate into y e burrying place be 
nayled fast So as not to be opened any more there. And that y e 
S d Battles be warned to forbear to Cast Trash out of his Land 
into y e burying place. 

Ordered that the Select mens objection be given in to the Q r . 
Session ag' George Peream" haveing a Lycence to Keep a publick 
House, for that y e watch have often observed his house to be dis- 
orderly in y e night pcrticulerly on y e 27 th . of August curr*. 

Sep'. 6 th . Ordered that M r . Maxwell do Attend and Supyly y* 
Assessors as formerly lie hath done. 

Ordered that M r Nath" Williams be invited to remove into y e 
House where M r Cheever dwelt & y' M r Minot & M r Powning do 
Speak w th him ab l it, and to M r . Lewise ab' cleering y e S d . House. 

[167.] Septemb r 13 th . Ordered that M r Maxwell do warn 
Cap 1 Gyles Dyer to remove the Earth w ch he hath Lately Layd on 
the Townes Land next to y e watering place by y e Side of Pond 
Street 

M Deliverence Wakefeeld her motion for Liberty to repaire her 
cellar wall by adding thereto ab 1 foreteen Inches on the Street, 
disallowed by y e Selectmen 

Mesu" Daniell Oliver & Daniel Powning are desired to gett 
gutters & other necessary repaires to be done at y* School masters 
House. 

Ordered that notice be given to the Select men of Roxbury 
desireiug them to meet us at Roxbury Gate on Tuesday y e 28 th of 
Sep 1 . Curr* at two of the Clock in the afternoon to run the line 
between our Town & theirs. 

Septemb r 20. Whereas Thomas Chamberline hath Lately cast 
the earth w ch he hath dugg out of his cellar, into the High way be- 
fore his House in Orange Street, he being present hath liberty 



80 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

granted, to lett the S d earth lie there for the present, and is 
ordered by the Select men to remove the Same hereafter if the 
Same Shall be found hurtfull to y e S d High way. 

Ordered that the Stop cross the Highway in Newbery Street be 
continued uutill y e 1" of October next, that So the new pavem' 
there may be preserved. 

Ordered the pavers be directed to turn a gutter next the Land 
of y e Walkers in Newbery Street. 

M r Daniell Oliver, Cap' Noyse & Cap' Clark to gether w* M r John 
Edwards are desired to measure y e Townes part of y e new 
pavcin' in Newbery Street. 

[1(>8.] The Select men haveing directed M r James Maxwell 
to warn Cap' Gyles Dyer to remove the earth which hath Lately 
Layd on y e Townes Land next the watering place call d wheelers 
pond, y e S d Maxwell now returns answ r to y e Select men y' he hath 
given y e S d warning to Cap' Dyer Dyer & he refuseth to comply 
there w" 1 . 

September 27 th . M r . Thomas Gushing, Cap*. Oliver Noyes, M r 
Francis Thresher & M r Stephen Minot are by the Select men Ap- 
pointed & desired to go and veiw the Blue hill Land at Bran tree & 
consult the best way of improveing the Same for the Townes 
advantage & make report there of to y* Select men in order to y e 
laying the Same before y e Town at their next meeting. 
. James Smiths Petition for Lj'cence to Sell Strong drinck as an 
Inholder disallowed by the Select men. 

Lazurus Lattanire Sayes he came into this Town from N. York 
w th Capt. Debrose ab'. two moneths Since he is warned to depart 
with his wife & children out of this Town unless he forth with 
bring Security to Save the Town from charge. 

I 

Sep*. 28. M r Thomas Gushing is desired to treat w' h the com- 
mittee for y* Fortifications, desireing them to order the removeall 
of y e Townes Stones by them Layd on y e flatts by the neck, unto 
Some convenient place where they may be preserved for y e Townes 
use. 

This day according to a former appoyntment the Select men of 

Boston, All of them, did meet with Cap' Ruggles L*. Benj*. 

Tucker, M r [169.] Joseph Weld, M r . John Mayo & M r John May 
Select men for the Town of Roxbury who mutually agreed in 
Riming y* line & renueing y e Bound markes between the Said 
Townes being described as followeth viz'. 

Begining at the mouth of a Large Creek below Boston Marsh 
lieing on the North westerly Side of the Salt ponds, the S d Creek 
being the bounds there, w ch Extends from the bay on the Northwest 
Side of Boston neck & runing on Severall turnings from y e S d 
mouth of the creek, as far Southerly as the Northwesterly end of a 
Certaine fence and ditctch lieing between the Lands of Cap'- The- 
ophilus Frary Late of Boston deceaced on the one Side & the Land 
of Brewer of Roxbury on the other Side, and from thence south 
Easterly in the line of the S d fence w ch is partlv a ditch through v* 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1708. 81 

Meadow & partly a rayl fence & row of trees in the upland ex- 
tending cross the comon Road or Highway nigh the place where 
the Gate formerly Stood, to a heap of Stones by the fence in M r 
Lambs pasture, & thence to a heap of Stones & a Stump about 
five rod from y e former, and from thence on y e Same line w th the 
aforesaid Rayle fence & Row of trees, extending throgh y e . S d 
Lambs pasture as far down as the broad creek and thence con- 
tinueiug the course of y e Said Creek as it runs on Severall turnings 
as far down as Cap* Lambs dam where by mutuall consent was 
now placed a heap of Stones on the westerly Side of y* S d dam 
rangeing with the middle of y e S u Creek, and from thence continu- 
ing the course of S d creek on Severall Turnings down to y e Mouth 
there of runing into the bay or cove between Boston & Dorchester. 
[17O.] The which mouth of the Said creek bears Neer about 
North East from y e Knowl of Trees w ch Stands in Roxbury Marsh. 

Octob r 1 1 th . Ordered that M r James Maxwell do procure a War- 
rant from one of Her Maj ties Justices for the Sending of Christian 
Fortune out of this Town to Marblehead. 

Ordered that M r James Maxwell do give warning to Richard 
Sherrine Butcher that the Select men do order him forth with to 
remove & Lay open the the platform over the Townes Slip at the 
Lower end of Wood lane which he hath Inclosed and improves the 
Same to his own use. 

Ordered that a writt of Ejectment be taken out ag l . Seth Smith 
unless he Speedily remove out of that Tenement of the Towues in 
which he dwells. 

Ordered that notifications be posted up Signifieing the Townes 
Dock & wharfe at Merrys point. And Winisimit Ferry are to be 
lett. 

Ootob r 22 th . Ordered that M r Eneas Salter be imployed to pave 
y' Small peice of y e High way at y e end of Anne Street nigh the 
Condit, provided M r W m Antram according to his promise to carry 
on the pavement from his House to M r Waldo 8 & pave ab' the 
condit. 

Ordered y e William Parkman be directed to remove y e Incumber- 
ance at y e Town 8 Slip at y e end of North Street. 

Ordered that Sam" Thorn be imployed to take down the fence 
two rod in length between Cap 1 alfords & Mad m Shriptons Land, 
for y e Laying open of Gentry Street, vr ch was ordered y c 8 th of 
Oct r . 

[171.] Novemb* l rt . The Select men have agreed to Lett 
unto M r Timothy Thornton the wharfe at Merry 9 Poynt w ch was 
Lett unto him the Last year to gether w th the Dockage for Laying 
of Vcssells there, untill the Last day of May next he paying for 
the Same the Sume of fifteen pounds in money unto the Town 
Treasu r , and he to keep the Hue of comunicatiou to y e Battree & 
the way leading thereto cleer of incumberauce. 

Nov r 15. Seth Smith delivered up the Key of y e House w ch 
he hired of y e Town. 



82 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Agreed to Le'tt unto Thomas Becket y e House in w ch Seth Smith 
Lately dwelt in Beacon Street at Six pounds p annum beginning 
y e 1" day of Decemb r next to be pd. every Six moncths he to be 
allowed 5 Shill & ailum for water the Key being now delivered to 
him. 

Ordered that M r Sam 11 . Bridge be imployed to Stop up Edward 
Bartles his gate from opening into the burying place. 

Novemb 1 16. At a meeting of the Select men at the request of 
M r James Barnerd (who hath Lately purchased of Edwar d Budd a 
peice of Land and wharfe Abutting on y e Town Slip at the end of 
North Street) to veiw and Sett forth the bounds of the S d . Slip, 
all y e S d . Select men Except M r Daniel Oliver being present, do 
finde y* according to y e entery made by the Select men in v e Town 
Booke y e 5 th of y e 10 th m 1671, that at the Lower end of M r Hills 
wharfe as it then was y e S d wharfe there is four foot and halfe 
on y e Townes ground & that y e cap cell is placed about Six inches 
more into y e Slip w ch makes five foot [172.] And that that the 
Additionall wharfe w ch M r Budd hath placed at y e end of y e former 
Stands, at y e Lower end there of Seven foot and eleven inches on 
y e Towues grond, where y e S d Select men have now made a notch 
in y e S d Budds Capcell fronting to y e Sea. 

and have now Signified to M r . Budd that they do Assert as be- 
longing to y e S d Slip from y e upper to y e Lower end of his wharfe 
the breadth of the Lower end of north Street Measuring from M r 
Nashs Shop & wharfe as it now Stands & that what incroachment 
is there made is done on M r Budds Side. 

Nov r 22 th . Ordered that M r . Maxwell give notice to M r John 
Langdon to remove the Stop by him Lately made at Salutation 
Alley. 

The Select men do desire and Appoint Cap'. Thomas Barnerd, 
to Inspect and Enform against the breach of that the Town order 
for keeping Laders to each House, and to return unto the Select 
men the names of all Such persons, which he Shall fine not provided 
w* Ladders as the S d order doth en joy n this order past the 25 th of 
Octob r Last. 

Nov r . 29 th . W m Parkman being present promises to deliver pos- 
session of the Slip at y e end of North Street w" 1 the Timber he 
Layd over the Same, to the Townes use, Note that S d Parkman did 
on the 30 th . of Nov r . deliver the Same into the Town Clerk in 
presence of John Greenough, John Roberts & Baker. 

[173.] Agreed that M r . John Greenough have liberty to im- 
prove the Slip at the Lower end of North Street w th the wharfe 
thereto be longing, untill the first day of march next, he then pay- 
ing to the Treasu' three pounds for the three years he Occupied the 
Same. 

Agreed that Winisimet Feny be let to Thomas Gyles from the 
27 th of Aprill next for the Term of Seven years from y e 1" of March 
he pa^- for the Same 20" p Annum. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1708. 83 

Ordered that water wayes convenient for Wiuisimit Ferry be 
made at the Townes VVharfe where the Old Battree at Merry* point 
formerly Stood. 

Liberty is granted to John Greenough for Such further time as 
the Town Shall allow to float, Lay, & hale up Timber at the 
Townes Slip & wharfe thereto belonging at the end of North Street 
he paying for the Same thirty Shillings p annum. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk get out a wan-* Ag' Rich d Sherine 
& pursue the penalty of the Town order ag'. him for iucumberiug 
the Town 8 Slip at the Lower end of Wood lane. 

Cap'. Oliver Noyse is desired to appear at the Superiour Court & 
make answere in y e behalfe of y e Select men referring to their 
Notification ab' Selling the Estate of y e Son of Cap'. Joseph 
Eldridge deceaced. 

Decemb r the 6 th . The Price of wheat this day Stated by the 
Select men for Regulating the Assize of Bread is Six Shillings p 
Bushali. 

Upon the request of Rich d Sherine, Liberty is granted him to 
continue his platform over part of y e Town Slip at y e Lower end 
of Wood Lane uutill the Last day of Febry next [174.] he 
promiseiug to pay unto the Town Treasu' at the end of S d Term the 
Sumc of Twenty Shillings, & to pay to M r Maxwell 12 d for his for- 
mer trouble in warning him. 

And it is ordered that the S d Sherine Shall not continue S d In- 
cumberunce there any longer than y e S d Last of Feb ry on penalty 
of forfeiting the Surae of five Shill. p week, note that the 7 th 
day of December the S d Rich d Sherrine did promise unto Joseph 
Front Treasu r to pay the Said twenty Shillings at y e time prefixt. 

Deceinb 1 ". 13 th . Ordered that A notification be posted tip 
Signifieiug that the Select men have agreed to meet w th the Pro- 
prietors of y e out wharfes at y e Town House, on each monday in 
Dec r curr' & Jan ry next following at four of y e clock to Know 
their minds Ab' repaireing y e S d Wharfes in Order to make report 
thereof to the Gen 11 . Court, according to their order. 

Voted that it is the advice of the Select men, that the Town 
Treasu r , do take out writts, ag 1 . Such of the Constables w ch are 
or Shall be deficient in bringing in their Rates According to Law. 

15 th . Ordered that warrants be given forth to warn the In- 
habitants to meet on Monday y 6 27 th . curr' At nine of y* clock, to 
Consider of proposalls for Governing of y e Town and y e Affaires 
thereof in y e Nature of a Corporation. 

[175.] The Select men have this day Signed a Lease to 
Thorns Gyles for Winisimet Ferry. 

Dec. 20. At a meet'mg of y e Sel. men, In answere to the Peti- 
tion of Cap'. John Fairewether desireing the Select men (as the 
law directs to Appoint persons to Apprize A partition Wall of 
Brick Made by him in the year 1702 between his Warehouse and 



84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

the Land next Adjoyning where there is Since Erected a ware- 
house now in the Occupatipn of M r John Colemand & others 
Scituate nigh the Swinging Bridge in Boston. 

Voted that Messures Benj a Walker, Sam". Durham and John 
Goldthwaite arc nominated and desired to Attend S d . Service. 

Whereas according to former Records the Westrly cud of Lyn 
Street from M r . Thorn 8 Adkins his House to Utidsons Poynt, 
the Highway there was Laid out, two Rodds in breadth. 
Ordered that the Same breadth Shall be continued through Ferry 
way from Hudsons point to the Mill Stream. 

Agreed to Suspend Execution Ag' Const 4 . Ezekiell Cleasby for 
a Forthnight from this day. 

Decemb r 22 th . Whereas Palmer Mullings a Molatto man with 
his Wile belonging to the Town of Dorchester is Lately come to 
reside in this Town. 

Ordered, That Application be made by M r Maxwell to one of 
Her Maj tie * Justices of the Peace desireing a Warrant for the 
Sending them out of this Town to Dorchester where they do 
belong 

[176.] Ordered that a convenient place be made in one of 
the little roomes between the two chambers in the Town House 
convenient for Lodging writeings w th paper, Quill, Inck, pen- 
knife with other Nessessaryes convenient to be Kept und Lock 
an Key there for the use, of the Select men. 

Decemb r 27 th . Ordered, That it be recorded, that it hath been 
the custome of the Select men in years past to Admitt the cellar 
Walls Abutting ou y e Street to Set y e Walls under ground to 
Stand partly in the Townes Land. 

Ordered that the Committee appointed by the Town to Consider 
of a Charter of Incorporation be desired to meet at y e Town- 
House on fryday the 31 th . of Dec r curr* at three of the Clock in 
y e afternoon. 

January 3 d . The Select men do give it as their Avice to the 
Town Treasu r , Not to receive the Abatements of Constables 
from the Assessors after their year is up, in y* they are not im- 
powered by Law to Act after the Same, And that the present 
Assessors and Constables be notified thereof. 

Janua 17 17 th . Ordered. That warrants be given out to warn 
the Inhabit" to meet on monday y e 24 th of Jan ry Curr' to Advice 
Ab* y 8 wast lands at Brantree, & to impower persons to give a 
Quit claime therof, & to Lease out y" Blue Hill Lands, & to 
Advise Ab' Chimney Sweepers. 

[177.] Jan 1 * 24 th M r Joshua Gee & pteners their Petition 
to fill up & improve to their use the Slip at y e Lower end of Woo/ \ 
Lane was disallowed by the Selectmen. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1708. 85 

Feb 17 7 h . Upon the Motion and request of Sundry of the In- 
habitants of Rumny Marsh desireing that a School for the Educa- 
tion of their Children may be provided According to a vote of the 
Inhabit' 8 of Boston at thier meeting the 11 th of March 1700. 

The present Select men do therefore agree that in case M r 
Thomas Cheever do undertake and Attend the Keeping Such 
School at his House four dayes in a wecke weekly for y e Space of 
one year Ensueiug, and render an acco' unto the Select men once 
every Quarter of the number of Children or Schollars belonging 
unto y e S d district w ch Shall duly attend the S d School, he Shall be 
allowed & paid out of the Town Treasury after the Rate of Twenty 
pounds p Annum for his Service. 

Voted, by the Select men that the Sume of fifteen pounds Six- 
teen Shillings w ch the Treasu* Lately reed for Dockage of y e Ship 
whereof Cap 1 Flint is master Shall be Layd out in incloseing & flitt- 
ing up Shops under the Shead at the westerly quarter of the Town 
House in order to bring in Rent for the Town. 

And Cap' Oliver Noyes & M r Stephen Minot are desired to agree 
with a workman for the making S d Shops. 

[178.] Feb 17 7 th . Ordered. That Edward Battles do remove 
and take away his Shead or Hogstey from off the Townes Land 
between his House and y e Almes House (unless he forth with pay 
an Acknowledgement to y e Town Treasu r for its Standing there) 
and that a way for a passage to his House, of five foot in breadth 
next to Chaffens House be continued as formerly, unlill Some 
other convenient passag be Assigned to y e S d House. 

Feb 21. Ordered, that Notifications be posted up Signifieing that 
the Select men of Boston are determned to Lett or Lease out in 
Severall Lotts or Tenements for Term of years, all that Tract or 
parcell of Land belonging or appertaineing unto the Said Town, 
comonly called and Known by the name of the Blue hill Lands 
lleing within the Township of Brantree. 

And that if any person or persons are desireous to hire any 
part there of they are desired to Signifie their miudes there in unto 
Cap' Oliver Noyes & M r Stephen Minot or either of them at their 
respective Houses in Boston, who will advise them as to time & 
place of their meeting w th the S d Select men in order to a farther 
Treaty about Terms of Agreement. 

[179.] Feb* 28 th . Ordered that the Town Clerk be allowed 
for all Attested Coppies by him given out for the Townes use, as 
is usu 11 for pticuler p'sons 

Agreed w th Isaac Webb that he alter the Town clock now 
Standing being in the Old Mecting-House, and make the Same into 
an eight day Clock, he to find all Materialls for y e doing thereof, 
and cause the Same to go well to the Satisfaction of the Select men 
for which he is to be paid the Sume of Thirteen pounds And after 
the Same is So done he is duly to Attend wind up and Keep clean 
the Same yearly, to the Select mens Satisfaction and for his S d . 
Service he is to be Allowed & paid fifty two Shillings p Annun~, 



8fi CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

the S d Select men are to bear y e charge of Joyners worke to inclose 
the Js d clock. 

Whereas the Select men did formerly Order M r . Richard Proctor 
to repaire the Pump Standing in the Towues ground in Coruhill and 
he haveiug Now given in his acco 1 of the charge thereof, wherein 
it appears that there remaynes due to him for defying the charge 
there of the Surne of Three pounds Six Shillings, Wherefore the 
S d Select men Pursuant to an order or By-Law of the S d Town 
bearing date the 12 th day of May 1702, have Assessed the Severall 
persons here after named (who are [18O.] are comouly Known 
to make use of the Said Pump for their Supply of water for their 
ordinary Ocations) and here by do Assess as followeth viz'. 

M r Robert Gutridge to pay * 1. 0. 

M r Rich d Proctor to pay 1. 0. 

M r Gibbs" Tenuants to pay viz' 

M r Epaphras Shrimpton 0. 7. G 

Widdow Chipp 0. 7. 6 

Andrew Eliot 0. 7. 

Widdow Mattox 0. 2. 

Widdow Liusey 0. 2. 



3. 6. 

And the S d Richard Proctor is hereby directed and im powered 
to to Collect and receive of the afore named person the respective 
Suine as Set down in this List against each psons name, and if 
any of the S d psous Shall neglect or refuse to pay their respective 
assessment, the Same to prosecute as the S d Town order, and the 
Law in that case directs. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk do Signe & give forth the afore S d 
Assessment. 

Whereas the Water Engines being the goods & chattells of this 
Town and und r the Care and direction of the Select men thereof, 
who are now Enformed y' M r Sherriff Dyer without the Kuowledg 
or advice of y e S d Select men [181.] hath appointed Edward Pell 
& Thomas Hunt to attend the Service of the S d Engines. 

Ordered that the S d Pell and Hunt be dismist from y e S d Service, 
& the Select men will appoint persons there unto. 

Voted. That M r James Maxwell be Allowed the moiety or one 
halfe of y e fines w ch he receives for the breach of y e Town onl r Ab' 
chimnyes blazing out, provided he prosecute (according to former 
order given him) all Such Transgressions of S d order as comes to 
his Knowledge. 

And wliereas the S d Maxwell hath now in his hand four Such 
fines w ch he reed of ap' Thorn 8 Hutchinson, M r . Benj a Walker, M r - 
John Colman & the wife of M r . John Ransford, ordered that he 
keep one halfe thereof to himselfe & pay in the Other halfe to y e 
T. Treasu r . 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Isue forth warrant to the Consta- 
bles to warn a Town Meeting to Convene at the Town House on 
Monday the 14 th of March next, at Nine of the Clock in the fore 
noon, to choose Selectmen and other Town officers & to Grant 
money to defray y* Town charge, and to consult and Agree air*, 
any other matter or thing w ch may be for the Benefit of the Town 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1709. 87 

[182.] March 28 th . 1709. At a meeting of the Select men. 

Whereas M r Joshua Gee hath Lately removed his fence into the 
Highway at Snow Hill (So Called) between the House of William 
Mountford & Prince Street. 

Ordered. That the S d M r Joshua Gee do forth with remove the 
S d fence to the place where it Lately Stood Raugeing from the 
Lower Corner of the S d Mountfords House down to post on the 
beach agreeable to the breadth of the way Staked out at the Lower 
end. 

Ordered That Highway on the Northwest ly Side of Cornon Street, 
from Melynes corner to the lower Side of the burrying place at the 
euterance of the Trayning feeld, be paved eight foot in breadth 
includeiug the pavement that now is there. 

Aprill 4 th . The Select men have this Day Lett uuto Mary Bithin 
the Easter most of the New Shopps under the Town House at 
three pounds p Annum, She haveing paid down the first quarters 
rent in hand and is to pay the Succeeding rout at the beginning of 
each quarter. 

The Select men haveing veiwed the draw bridg nigh M r . Olivers 
dock & find y e Same to be dangerous do order the takeing down 
the Timber worke hanging over y e Same, the priucipall owners 
thereof haveing Signified their consent thereto. 

[183.] And they do like wise order the Setting up a post at 
y e end of S d Bridg to prevent the passing of Carts over the Same 
untill due care be taken to prevent danger. 

Ordered that M r Elias Callender do forthwith cleer and Lay open 
the Antient water course by his House in Back Street, w ch he hath 
Lately Stopt up. 

Aprill 1 1 . Ordered, that M r Henry Hill do forth* 111 remove the 
upright building w ch he hath Lately placed over his Cellar door in 
the Towues Land in South Street. 

The Select men do order and Assigne to each of the present 
constables within this Town the perticuler precinct or Company 
where each of them are to Officiate in warning for Town meetings 
&c. 

N. 1 . Consta. Nathan" Goodwin 

2. Jonath" Williams 

3. William Webster 

4. John Dasset 

5. Rich d Hall 

6. Nich u Boon 

7. David Coleson 

8. Daniel Eppes 

Aprill 18. The Select men have now Lett to Eliezur Phillips of 
Boston Booke Seller, the two new Shops at the westerly Corner of 
the Town House for one year at Seven pounds p Annum from, this 
day. 

A Town meeting for choyce of 4 Representitives & 2 Over Seers 



88 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

of y e Poor &c. is appointed to be on Fryday y e 29 th . of Aprill curr' 
at nine of y e Clock in y e fore noon. 

[184.] Aprill the 25 th . The Select men do agree to deferr 
the consideration of Petitions for Lyceuces to Sell Strong drink 
untill the Last monday in June. 

The Select men do Advise the Treasu' to allow and pay the 
draughts of the Assessors for the year 1 708 for their Abatements 
of constables. 

Ordered that Gentry Street be continued to lie open. 
At a meeting this day of Her Maj" e8 Justices in Court of Gen 11 
Sessions of the Peace, and the Select men of the Town of Boston, 
Voted. That Thomas Palmer Esq r be the Master, & the rest of 
the overseers of the poor be the Wardens of the Work-House (be- 
longing to the Town of Boston) for the year ensueing. 

The Select men haveing advised w" 1 the Justices of the Town 
of Boston Sitting in Q r Sessions ab l . visiting the Severall families 
in the Town, in order to detect and prevent disorders, have agreed 
to Attend the S d Service on Tuesday the 17 th of may next, and 
do propose that the same be Attended in the respective wards as 
is hereafter named & Set Down. 

No 1. Elsha Hutchiuson Esq r . 
John Foster Esq r 
M r Jonas Clark Sel. m 
M r John Ruck, over seer 
M r Nath 11 Goodwin. Consta. 
185. No 2. John Clark Esq r 

Joseph Wadsworth Sel. m 
John Boult Overseer 
Jon a Williams Consta. 
N. 3. Thomas Brattle Esq. 
Edw d Lyde Esq 
Jsaiah Tay Sel. m. 
Habijah Savage over seer 
Will 1 " Webster consta. 
No 4. Paul Dudley Esq 
Samuel Lynde Esq 
Rich d Draper Sel. m. 
John Dasset consta. 
No 5. Jer Dummer Esq r 

Thomas Palmer Esq. 
James Barnes Sel. m. 
Rich d Hall consta. 
No 6. Pen Townsend Esq r 
Simion Stoddard Esq r 
William Clark Esq 
Daniel Pownin Sel. m. 
Grove Hirst over seer 
Nich Boon Consta 
N 7. Sam 11 Sewall Esq. 
John Walley Esq 
Cap' Eph r Savage Sel. m. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1709. 89 

Sam 11 Marshall Sel. m. 
David Colson consta. 
N 8. Edward Bromfeeld Esq. 
Cap' Tim Clark Sel. m. 
William Welstced overseer 
Daniell Eppes Consta. 

May 2 d . Ordered that notice be given to the Surve3 T ors of the 
High waves that they are to take Speedy care about repaireing 
the breach made by y e Sea and other defects of the High way ou 
the neck Leading to Roxbury. 

May 6. Ordered. That pursuant to a request from his Ex- 
cell cy the Gov r M r James Maxwell is to Notifie the Represeutitives 
of this Town to Attend his Excell cy in Couucell on y e 10 th of May 
cur* upon Some Important Affaire for her Maj tie " Service. 

[186.] The Select men do order that no Inclosure or parti- 
tion be made or Sett up on the Exchange or Lower room under 
the Town House without their Approbation & consent. And M r 
James Maxwell is for bid to Leave open & unlock* 1 by night the 
doors of the Stair cases without their order. 

May 9 th . M r Joseph "Wadsworth is desired to Treat w th Rob* 
Thare who dwells next to Roxbury ab' Keeping Roxbury Cattell 
& Swine from comeing on upon Boston Cotnou and upon his un- 
dcrtakeing y e Same to be paid not exceeding twenty Shillings for 
this Sumer. 

James Clemans is appointed Cow-Keeper for this Sumer & to 
begin his S d . worke on Wednesday the 11 th of May curr 1 & on the 
Same terms as was agreed w 01 the former Cow keeper. 

May 1 6 th . Deacon John Marrion is appointed to give Tickets to 
Such persons who have right to put their Cow* on y'Coraon & to 
recive three pence for each Tickit. 

May 23 th . Ordered. That whereas James Clemans is appointed 
to be y e Cow keeper for the ensueing Summer, he is to provid 
Sufficient Assistance So as due Care be taken in the discharge of 
the Said Trust and he is to take care of watering the Town Bulls 
& Shut them up by night either in the burying places or Such 
other place as the Select men Shall appoint [187.] and that he 
Suffer no cows to go on y e common but Such as the owner thereof 
Shall first produce a Ticket under the hand of Deacon John 
Marrion of his or her right of Comonage for Sending Such Cow 
there, And he is to impound all Horses dry Cattell and Sheep 
which Shall at any time dureing the S d Summer be found going at 
Large or feeding on y e S d comon, And also from and after the 
eighth day of June next he Shall impound all Cows found going or 
feeding on the S d . Common other then Such for which a Ticket is 
produced as afore said. 

And the S:iid Cow keeper is here by impowered to demand and 
receive two Shillings p. head of the owner of each cow under his 
charge as a reward for his Service in Keeping y* S d Cows. 



90 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

May 30 th . Daniel Ela being present Sayes he belongs to Ilavrill 
& came from thence into this Town w th his wife the 28 th of May 
Curr' is warned to bring Surities to Save the Town from Charge 
by the Last monday in June next or to depart out of this Town. 

Ordered that M r James Maxwell make complaint to one of Her 
Maj tic ' Justices Ag* Enoch Greenliefe of Boston Saddler for that 
he hath incumbered the Highway in Cornhill by Laying of Stones 
there, and Suffering y e Same to Lie altho he hath by the Select- 
men been warned to remove y e Same. Praying for a warr' &c. 

[188.] Ordered. That M r Maxwell give notice & warn Peter 
Sargent Esq r to remove y e P^arth w ch he hath caused to be Layd 
in the Highway in Malbrough Street & that M r James Lablond 
remove y e Stones & Rubbish w ch lie hath Lay in Trca mount Street. 

And that whereas the High way in Hanover Street at y e uper 
end thereof is now ab l to be paved he is to give notice thereof to 
Coll Sam" Checkly & the rest of the proprietors of y e conduit 
there, to take care to repair their pipes riming through y e S d Street 
that So the S d pavement be not damnified. 

June 7 th . Pursuant to an order of his Excel cy the Gov r & coun- 
cell w* the Representitives (at their Sessions now Sitting) for the 
Billeting out of ninety of y e Soldiers now in her Maj tie * Service 
upon this present expedition, within the S d Town of Boston. The 
Select men do Assigne them to be Billeted at the Sever 11 Houses 
of Publick entertainement hereafter named, in Such proportion as 
is here after Sett down ag l each persons name viz. 

Lydia Burriugto Now Boj'es, to billet 3 

John Bull 2 

Mildred Dorrell 4 

Daniel Allen 4 

William Endecot 2 

Henry Frankling 5 

Francis Holmes 5 

[189.] Benjamen Johns 4 

Deborah Man 4 

Frances Morss 2 

Stephen North 5 

Thomas Phillips 5 

Ann Pollord 3 

Thomas Powell 5 
Rich d Pullen 

John Rolston 2 

John Russell . 2 

Sarah Smith 2 
Henry Sharp 

William Skinner 5 

Mary Smith 8 

Sarah Turell 4 

Samuel Tiley 4 

John Viall 2 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1709. 91 

Elizabeth Walker 3 

Thomas Webber 2 

Lcwise Mallet being present Sayes he came with his wife from 
Charlestown iu to this Town ab' a moneth Since, his by the Select 
men ordered to finde Security to Save the Town harmless by the 
Last mouday in June curr', & in the Jntrim Stands warned to 
depart. 

Thomas Jent is by the Select men chosen Pownd Keeper for y f 
year ensueing. 

June 13. The Select men do desire Cap' Timothy Clark & M r 
Joseph Wadsworth to Let out unto John Wilkie a room in y e 
Townes House on Fort Mill, on Such Terms as they Shall agree. 

[190.] June 20. Whereas M r Nathan 11 Williams dureing his 
present Indisposition hath imployed M r Recompence Wadsworth in 
liis Stead to instruct the Scholars at the Lattin School the Select 
men do Signifie their approbation & consent thereto. 

The Select men do order that Simion Messenger be forth with 
(b}* M r Maxwell) forbid the putting his Horse in the bur) ing place, 
and do agree that the Same be not Lett to any other person for y e 
putting any Horse there for y e vear ensueing. 

Cap'. Ephraim Savage, M r Isaiah Tay & M r Jonas Clark are 
desired to provide conveniencyes for the ready placeiug and fireing 
a Tarr barrell on y e Beacon. 

June 23. The Select men being now about to proceed in Appor- 
tioning the Rates & Taxes for this year, they do Agree that dure- 
ing their being Engaged in y Said worke they will duly Attend 
the Same at the Sett times as they Shall appoint, and that each of 
y m who Shall be absent or neglect to attend for the Space of half 
an Hour past or beyond times of meeting Such meeting Shall for 
every Such neglect forfeit & pay the Sume of four pence to be 
disposed at the direction of y e Select men. (except any just Ex- 
cuse to the contrary). 

June 27. The Select men haveing considered the Sixteen peti- 
tions of the Severall persons hereafter named for Lycences to Sell 
Strong drinck as retaylors & Inholder viz'. 
[191.] Gilbert Indecot 

Margaret Richardson 

Jonathan Williams 

Benjamen Dyer 

John Rayner 

Edward Morteraore 

James Mounteer 

Agnis Sill 

who Petition to Sell as Retaylors 

Johana Stone 

Samuell Mattock 

John Gibbs 



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Richard Lyn 
Eliz" Cowell 
Jobn Nicholls 
Elisha Gelling 
Paul Maverick 

who Petition to Sell as Inholders. 

Voted, that they will not proceed to farther consideration there- 
of, but that the S d Petitions are by them disapproved, They being 
of oppinion that there is more then enough of Such lyceuces ill y e 
Town already granted. 

. The Select men being credibly Informed that there are Several 
curst & unruly doggs & bitches kept by the owners (hereafter 
named) within this Town and Suffered to go at Large, w ch doggs 
have been offcncive either by worrying & Seizing of Cattell, or 
other wise by doing damage to y e Inhabit", the names of y e owners 
of Such doggs &c. are as followeth viz 1 . 

Thomas Plats 2 

Roger Patteson 1 

Goold on y e Hill 1 

Benj a Fitch 1 

R jbert Sanders 2 

Joseph Rogers 1 

Joseph Smith 1 

Cap*. Cyp r Southiack 1 

Gyles Goddard 1 

Dauiell Elleu 1 

Jer. Feuix 1 

Sam" Lynd Esq r 1 

[192.] Ordered. That M r James Maxwell give notice there of 
unto the Several p'sons afore named, and like wise to warn y m 
forthwith to Rid the Town of Such their unruly doggs. or other- 
wise they will be prosecuted according to y e Town ord r in that 
case provided. 

And whereas the Select men are Enforracd that y e Hounds, kept 
by James Barry Hunts man, and by him Suffered to go at Large 
in-y e Town, have done damage to the Inhabitants in their pastures 
Gardens. Ord rd that Notice thereof is to be given unto the Said 
James Barry and that he is ordered forthwith to Shut up, or other 
wise to Rid the Town of Such hounds or doggs w ch are by him So 
Kept. 

July 1". The Price of Wheat Stated by the Selmen for Regu- 
lating y e Assize of Bread is five Shillings & Six pence. 

Ordered. That Notifications are to be posted up Signifieing to 
y e Inhabit'* within this Town that they bring in just and true Lists 
of their Ratable Polls & Estaies (as the Law directs) unto the Sel. 
men at y* Town-House on Monday the 18 th of July curr' at three 
of the Clock in the after noon. 

And that the Inhabitants of R. Marsh bring in their Lists as 
afore S d one the Monday following being the 25 th of July Cur 1 at 
the Same time of y e day. 



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[193.] July the 8 th . 

Cap 1 Ephraim Savage 

M r Isaiah Tay 

M r James Barnes 

Cap'. Tim Clark 

M r Rich d Draper 

M r Daniel Powning 

M r Jonas Clark 

M r Sam 11 Marshall 

M r Joseph Wadsworth 

being the Select-men & Assessors of y e Town of Boston for this 
present year Took y e oath appointed by Law both for the Province 
and Town Tax 8 before Isaac Addington Esq r . J. Peace. 

In order to a farther & more perticuler consideration of the 

Several Petitions presented to y e Select men by Sundry persons 

desireing Lycence to Sell Strong driuck as Retaylers & Inholders. 

Voted by the Select men, That they do reasume their Vote 

(relateing thereto) on the 27 th of June Last past. 

13. The Selectmen have agreed to meet on Monday the 18 th . 
day of July curr'. at two of the Clock in y e after noon to consider 
of the Several Petitions for Lycences to Sell drinck 

July 18 th . John Nicholls his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong 
drinck as an Inholder is allowed by y e Select men. 

Jonathan Williams, Benj a Dyer, Agnis Sill & Sarnuell Turell 
their Petitions for Lycences to Sell Strong drinck as Retaylers is 
allowed by y e Select men. 

[194.] Joana Stone, Samuell Mattock, John Gibbs, Richard 
Lyne, Elizabeth Cowell, Elisha Odling jun r , Paul Maverick, 
Mathew Jones Jun r , Ruth Hetchbone & Samuell Marrion their 
Several Petitio for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as Inholders are 
disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

Gilbert Indecot, John Rayner, Edw d . Mortemore, James Moun- 
teer, John Indecot & Paul Maverick, their Severall Petitions for 
Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as Retaylers are disallowed. 

At the motion of M r John Manning the Select men have this 
day veiwed a Brick kiln of M r Joseph Squires w ch he hath now Set 
in order to burn, on his Land next to Adkinson's Lane, Alies 
Long-lane in Boston, the which Brick Kiln they find to Stand 
Close to the High way, and about eighteen foot from the dwelling 
House of y e S d John Manning, the Select men do judg the burning 
a Kiln in that place to be a Nusance, and dangerous of Spreading 
fire, do there fore for bid the S d Joseph Squire the Setting fire on 
y e S d Kiln as it there Stands. And do order that for the future he 
place no Kiln for burning of Brick or lime to Stand less than 
Sixty foot distant from y e S d High way. 

July 19 th then ordered the Recording S d . order. 

[195.] July 21. Voted. That Messu Isaiah Tay, Daniel 
Powning & Jonas Clark or any two of y m are desired & Impowered 



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to prosecute the breach of y" Town order ag' Such persons aa 
keep unruly or offencive Doggs. 

July 25. Dorcas Hisket widd her Petition for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drinck as a Retayler disallowed by y e Select men. 

George Norton his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck 
as an Inhold r disallowed. 

Ordered. That the T. Clerk move y e Q r . Sessions to Suspend 
the consideration of the presentm' of the Bridg in Mackrill Lane 
untill next Sessions. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do retaine a Lawyer & take 
out a writt Ag 1 Henry Dereing jun r for damage done by him at y c 
North Battree. 

July 26 th . The Price of wheat Stated by the Select men for 
Regulating the Assize of Bread is Six Shillings p bushall. 

Aug 2 d . Voted. That M r . Isaiah Tay, Cap* Timothy Clark, 
M r Jonas Clark and M r Joseph Wadsworth are desired and Ap- 
pointed to agree w 411 M r John Indecot about y e Surrender of the 
wharfe At the Lower end of Cross Street, in order that the 
High way there may be Speedily repaired. 

[196.] At a meeting of M r Isaiah Tay, Cap' Tim Clark and 
M r Jonas Clark who w r appointed by the Select men, Together with 
M r John Indecot & Cap' Gilbert Bant y e Possessors of y e wharfe 
at the Lower end of Cross Street, and all of y m . did consent and 
agree that the Said wharfe Should forth with return to y e Select 
men on y e behalfe of y e Town of Boston, & the S d John Indecot 
did Signe and Seal a quit claime thereof on the back Side of y e 
Lease. 

August 8 th . t The Select men Voted their Approbation of what 
the above sd Comittee had done in their agreem' w th M r John 
Indecot. 

And do order that. S d Indecots rent there of Ceace y e 6 th day of 
march Last 

Aug 15 th . Voted. That the Town Clerk in the name of the 
Select men do present unto his Excell cy the Gov r . And the Hon ble 
Members of Her Maj ties Councel Shewing that besides the con- 
sideration of the great quantity of Provisions already taken up & 
improved for Supply of the Forces now raised within this Province. 

It is also presumed that the expected Fleet when they Arrive 
here may need Larger recruits of Provision then was before, Sup- 
posed, And where as it is reported that quantities of graine and 
other provisions hath been Lately exported hence, and that more 
intended to be Sent to Forraign Markets for private advantages. 
[197.] The S d Selectmen being therefore concerned Least 
this Great Town and the numerous Inhabitants thereof Should 
faile of their Supply of necessary food, they do humbly offer the 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1709. 95 

Same to the consideration of this Board, praying that a Stop may 
be put to the exportation of provisions, untill their be a prospect 
of a Sufficient Supply for this and the Adjacent Townes. 

Margaret Richarson her Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong 
drinck as a Retaylor out of doors from the house in which She 
now dwells in the room of her Mother Monck who had Lycence 
before & now doth Lay down her Lycence. Consented to by the 
Select men. Aug. 15 th . 

Aug 29. Ordered that Isaac Webb* Sallery for Looking after 
y e clock at fifty two Shill. p Annum As p agreem' page 179 Shall 
commence from y* first of may Last. 

Aug 30 th . The Select men haveing Veiwed & consider* 1 the way, 
or Slip, at the Lower end of Fleet Street, Ordered That the 
Same be preserved and Continued twenty one foot in breadth 
between the Houseing of M r . Josiah Wilcot on the North, & the 
Land or propriety of Habijah Savage on the South and that the 
Same breadth be continued down to Low-water marke. 

The price of wheat Stated by y e S. m. for regulateing y e Assize 
of bread is five Shill. and Six pence. 

[198.] Ordered. That M r James Maxwell do forthwith make 
Enquirey of y e Millars at the Several Grist-mills within this Town 
whether they are provided vf^ Scales and weights as y e Law 
directs, and to make report to the Select men whether they are So 
provided. 

Voted. That M r Winchisters bond be returned to y e Overseers 
of y c poor, who are desired to Accomodate that matter as they 
Shall thiuck proper. 

Ordered. That the posts Standing in the High way against the 
fence on y e South Side of Fleet Street be removed & taken away 
& that M r James Maxwell do forthwith give notice thereof unto 
the Owners or occupiers of the Land inclosed within the Said 
fence. 

Septemb r 26. Whereas the Records of Births, deaths and Mar- 
riages dureing the time in w ch M r Joseph Webb deceaced was 
Clerk of y c writts, have been Since his death heitherto missing and 
not come to light, nntill now Lately Several wast bookes thereof 
are found lieing on file with the Records of the County of Suffolke, 
they being not yet digested into Alphabeticall order So as to be of 
use. 

Ordered that the present Town Clerk do procure the Same to 
be So digested and Carefully transcribed So as to become usefull. 

Octob r 3. Ordered. That the Town Clerk do prepare & Signe 
war" for Collecting y e Town Rates w ch are now to be given forth to 
y e Constables. 

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96 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Keep a victualing house for the entertainm* of Trancient persona 
w 01 Victuall & Lodging, a this hired House w ch formerly was the 
Sign of y 6 Turkic cock, in Fish Street, consented to by y e Sel. men 
on condition that he Sell no Strong drinck there. Octo r 17 th . 

Ordered that the Town Clerk do draw up in writeing, an 
applycation to the Justices in Court of Gen u Sessions of the Peace 
desiring of them A rule for Apportioning the Watch Tax (& pre- 
sent y e Same) 

Ordered. That M r Peter Barbour be warned, forth with to 
remove & carry away his earth from off the High way nigh unto 
y e Town House. 

Ordered That Thomas Holland be warned forthwith to remove 
his Timber w ch lieth on the High way by his Shop in Mackrill 
Lane. 

Whereas b}' order of the Select men there are posts Set up in 
(fleet Street, to to prevent Carts damnifieing the New pavement 
there, Ordered that the S d posts be continued there untill furder 
order. 

Octob r 31. The Select men do appoint M r John Nicholls to be 
y* wharfinger of that the Townes wharfe at y e Lower end of Cross 
Street and he is impowered to collect & recive wharfage for all 
goods or Lumb r [2OO.] Landed, or lying ther as is customary 
at other wharf es & to attend the direction of the Law therein, and 
to render a just and true acco' unto y e Select men of the income 
thereof. 

He to be allowed one third part thereof for his care & Service 
therein. 

The price of wheat Stated by y* Sel. men for regulating the 
Assize of Bread is Six Shillings p bushall. 

Nov r 4 th . The Select men being this day Enformed that His 
Excell* 7 y e Gov r hath given direction to Coll. Checkly to discon- 
tinue the Millitary watch provided the Sellect men do provide a 
Select watch to Succeed & take place in y e room thereof. 

Voted. That twelve watch men be provided to attend S d . watch 
on the Same wages & terms as was in may Last. 

And accordingly have agreed with the Severall persons being 
present viz'. 

James Thorabery & Excecis Connant to Serve as Overseers, at 
forty-five Shill. p m. 

John Gaud, James Clemans, John Arnald, James Perry, James 
Moseman, Nath u Pulrnau, John Grant, Michael Harnelton, to 
Serve as watchmen at forty Shillings p moneth, also William 
Phelps and Gilbert Cole to Serve as watchmen at the South Battree 
as formerly untill further order at forty Shillings p m. 

And every of Said watch men are to attend y e S d Service on 
Saterday y e fifth day of Nemb r cur* at night and So onward 
every Night untill further ord r . 

[2O1.] Nov. 7 th . The Select men do grant liberty to M r 
Joshua Gee to take & cary away his Shop from off the Town Slip 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1709. 97 

at the Lower end of Wood Lane provided it be done by y e 10 th of 
Nov r Curr'. 

Ordered that coals be provided for y e three Severall Watch 
Houses & that the Treasu r make paym' for the Same. 

Ordered the the comittee apointed by the Town to order a Meet- 
ing House to be built at Rumny Marsh be Supply* with money out 
of the Treasury to y e value, of fifty pounds towards provideing 
rnaterialls for to effect y e Same. 

Upon a Motion of Cap'. Oliver Noyes and others of the Com- 
mittee appointed by the Town to endevour an accomodation w" 1 
the Brantree Gentlemen in order to put an Isue to the contro- 
versie about y c Blue Hills & other wast Lands within that Town- 
ship. They Signifieing that the S d Brantree Gentl n in order to 
prevent future contests, do desire that the line may be run between 
the Blue hill Lauds as delineated & Set forth in the plat, and the 
other wast Lands Adjacent before a Settlem 1 is concluded. 

Voted. That the Select men will proceed to nominate & ap- 
point a Committee to run the line & renew the Bound markes 
between the aforesaid Blue hill Lands & all other Lands border- 
ing upon the Same. 

Voted. That Cap' Timothy Clark, Cap 1 Oliver Noyes, M r Rich- 
ard Draper and M r Joseph Wadsworth be of the S d Committee. 

And the S d Committee are desired to procure the Assistance of 
Majo r Thaxter [2O2.] or Some other Artist to Assist in y e Said 
worke, and to go about & accomplish the Same as Soon as 
may be. 

And to give notice to Coll Quinsey & others of the comittee for 
the Brantree Gentlemen, & Such others as Shall be needfull, de- 
siring them to be present & joyn in the S d worke. 

Ordered. That notice be given to M r Enoch Greenleife, that 
the Select men do require him forth with to remove & cary away 
the Stones, brick & earth w ch he hath Layd in Corn hill & in 
Water Street. 

Ordered. That M r . James Lablond be notified that the Select 
men do require him forth with to remove & carry away earth and 
other Rubish with which he hath incumbered the H. way in Trea- 
mount Street. 

Ordered. That M r John Staniford be notified that the Select men 
do require him forth with to remove & Cary away y e earth w th 
which he hath incumbered the High way in Trea mount Street. 

Nov r 21. Voted. That the Select men Severally in each part of 
the Town do make enquiry & inspect Such Chimneyes as they Shall 
Suspect or be enforrned to be defective or dangerous for want of 
Sweeping or otherwise, and to make report thereof to y e Select 
men at their next meeting or meetings. 



Decemb r 5 th . At a meeting of the Select men this 
day, 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do give forth warrants directed 
to the Several Constables requireiug them to warn the Inhabittants 
to meet on Monday the 19 th of Dec r curr' at two of the clock in the 



98 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

after noon to chuse a Committee to Audit the Acco 18 of the Com- 
mittee appointed in the year 1706 for the management of Building 
& repaireing y e wharves & Fortifieatio. 

And to audit the Acco ts of the Cotm'tte appointed in the year 
1709 to manage the repaires of y e Plattforms &c. at the South 
Battree. 

And also a Committee to Audit y 6 Treasurers acco te for this 
present year 1709. 

And to consider about Such proposalls as may then be offered 
about carrying out of wharves at the Lower ends of Fleet Street & 
King Street. 

And also to direct about provideing Some meet person to Suc- 
ceed as a School master in the room of M r Nath u Williams who 
hath signified unto y e Select men his desire that Such person be 
provided, for as much as he findes it prejudiciall to his health to 
continue in y e S d Service. 

And to advise & agree ab* any other matter w ch Shall be thought 
proper for the benefit of this Town. 

Liberty is granted to M r Will Payn to Set his Celler doors of 
his House at y e uper end of Queen Street So as to Stand four 
inches in y e Highway at Queen Street dureing y e Town 9 pleasure. 

[2O4.] Cap 4 Edward Martyn* Petition for Lycence to Erect a 
building w m Timber on his Land Nigh the North Meetting House 
disallow* 1 by y e Sel. men. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do cause Notifications to be 
posted up in Several parts of y e Town Signifieing that the wharffs 
& Dockag belonging to the Town att Merry es point are to be lett. 

And that if any person or p'sons are desireous to Hire the Same 
They may Treat with the Select men at any of their Meetings on 
the Last, monclay of each Moneth. 

Cap 1 Jonas Clark & M r Joseph Wadsworth are desired & ap- 
pointed to take care ab* Spreading y e Stones and doing what is at 
present needful for securing y e Wharffe at Merrys Point, And to 
agree w th Some meet person to Collect and receive wharfeage & 
Dockage there untill the same be otherwise disposed of. 

Cap' Ephraim Savage, M r Isaiah Tay, M r Rich d Draper & M 1 
Dan 11 Powning are desired to prosecute a Complaint to some of Her 
Maj ties Justices ag l Such of y e men belonging to Her Maj ties Ship the 
Reserve who did Lately offer Abuse to Seveal of the watch-men. 

[J2O5.] Ordered. That notice be given to M r William An tram 
that the Sel. men do require him to remove & take away the Steps 
w ch he hath lately place in the way by his House next the Dock. 

At a meeting of the Select men Dec r 1 2 th . 

At the motion & request of William Parkman jun r the Select 
men do lett unto him a peice or Strip of Land belonging to the 
North Battrey, w ch he hath Lately taken in and Inclosed in ad- 
dition to the Easterly Side of his dwelling House, w ch peice or 
Strip of Land is Seven foot and halfe in length rangeing w th his 
S d house, eighteen inches wide at the Northerly end & two foot & 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1709. 90 

halfe wide at the Southerly end there of, the w ch Land he is to en- 
joy dureing the Townes pleasure, he paying for y e Same one 
Shilling p annum dureing his enjoying thereof, reed, one years 
rent in hand Dec' 30 th . 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Dec r 26 th 1709. Robert Huzzey being 
present Sayes he belongs to Narraganset & that he came from 
thence into this Town about two moneth Past, the S d Sel. men do 
now warn him to depart out of this Town, or to find Surtyes to 
Save y e Town from charge by his being here (within eight dayes.) 

[2O6.] Dec r 26 th . Ordered. That M r James Maxwell do forth- 
with warn Margaret Barton Alies M re Peggey to depart out of this 
Town unto the place whereto She belongs, She being a person of 
Ill-fame belonging to Salem or Some other Town at y e Eastward. 

Ordered. That Information be given to the Grand jury that M r 
Enoch Greenliefe hath Lately Erected contrary to Law a Timb r 
building on his Land over Ag' the House of Widd Stoddard at Corn 
hill in Boston. 

And Me 8 " Nicholas Boon, Thomas Thornton & John Nicholson 
are proposed as Witnesses. 

Ordered. That Information be given to y e Grand jury that M' 
John Campball hath Lately Erected contrary to Law a Timb r build- 
ing on his Land butting on Pudding-Lane in Boston. 

And M r Peter Butler, Jabez Negus & Jn Nicholson are pro- 
posed as Witnesses 

Ordered. That W m . Phelps be continued as a Centenall at y e 
South Battree till y e 2 d . Jan 1 *. 

Elisha Andly jun r his Petition for Lycence to Sell driuck as an 
Inholder or to keep a Victualling House are both disallowed by y e 
Sel. men. Dec r . 26. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 2 d . Jan 17 . 

Mary Harrison Wield being present Sayes She came Passenger 
from Engl d in y e Johnson Galley & Arrived here in Nov r Last. 
The Sel. men do warn her to depart out of this Town unless She 
find Security w th in eight dayes. 

[2O7.] Ordered. That a Lanthorn be provided for the North 
Watch House. 

Ordered. That William Phelps be discharged from his Attend- 
ance as a ward at the South Batrey. 

The Price of Wheat Stated by y e Selmen for regulating y e 
Assize of bread is Six Shillings & Six pence p bushall. 

Ordered. That Aplication be made to the Justices in this Town 
desireing them to assign a day, when they w th the Sel. m & over- 
seers of y e Poor will vissit the famelyes in y e Several parts of this 
Town in order to prevent & Suppress disorders. 

At a meeting of y e Select men the 9 th . day of Jan ry 1709. 

Samuel Holt being present Sayes y' he is a Gardener by Trade 
or occupation & that he belongs to Philadelphia, and y l he with his 
wife came from thence into this Town ab l two moneth 3 Since. 



100 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

The Select men do now warn him to depart out of this Town, 
w th his wife unless he find & produce Security to Save the Town 
from Charge by thier being here, at or before y e Last monday in 
Feb 17 next, or y e Last Monday in March next. 

Pursuant to a Vote of y e Inhabitants of this Town at their meet- 
ing y e 19 th of Dec r Last relateing to a motion then made by M r . 
Benj a Walker. 

[2O8.] The Select men do agree that on condition that y e S d . 
M r Walker do demollish the Porch adjoj'ning to that his House w ch 
he Lately purchaced of M r John Leveret & Leave out y e Land on 
which the S d Porch now Stands to y e Street and rebuild y e S d House 
with Brick, then in Leiw thereof the Sel. in. will allow him twelve 
inches of y e bredth of Queen Street at the Lower corner of his S d 
House, and So to run to a point at the Lower or northeast 17 
corner of his Brick Shops now Standin at y e uper end of his 
Land. 

The breadth of y e Lower end of Queen-Street from y e South 
east corner of M r Dereings House to y e North east corner of y e S d 
M r Walkers being now Thirty three feet wide, and from thence 
fifty five foot upwards in Queen Street from M r Walkers to M r 
Dereings fence y e Highway is there Twenty nine feet wide, So 
that when a foot of y e breadth is aded to M r Walkers at y e Lower 
corner the breadth of y e S d Street there will then be Thirty two 
feet, and from y e Said corner runing on a Straite line to a point 
fifty-five foot upward, the High way will Still coninue there the 
Same in breadth twenty nine feet. 

Whereas proposalls w r made by Cap* Oliver Noyes and Some 
other Gentlemen unto y e Inhabitants of this Town at their Publck 
meeting on y 8 19 th of Dec r Last. [2Oi>.] Ab' runing out a 
wharfe at the Lower end of King Street in Boston, the which 
matter being by y e Inhabit 19 then referred to y e consideration of y e 
present Select men. 

Ordered. That notifications be posted up Signifieing that the 
Said Sel. men have appointed to meet at y e Town House one each 
ensueing Monday within this present moneth Jan ry at three of the 
Clock in y e after noon to hear and consider the proposalls of y e 
Said Gentlemen, or of any other persons who Shall desire to be 
concerned therein. 

M r James Barnes is desired and appointed to advise w th Some 
Gent Learned in y e Law, ab' Some Expedent to Save y e Town 
from charges on Jane Buck a passenger Drought into this Town by 
Edw d Toterdale, and to pursue what shall be thought proper to 
effect y e Same. 

Rob' Huzzey continueing Still in this Town without give Security, 
notwithstanding his being warned to depart. Ordered that his 
name be returned to y e Q r . Sessions as y e Law directs p. 26 pray- 
ing their Advice. 

Jan. 16. Ordered. That notice be given to -. Selbey that 

y e Select men do require him forth with to remove y e Incroachm' 
w ch he hath Lately made on King Street. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1709. 101 

[21O.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men Jan" 7 23 th . 

Sarah y e Wife of Cap 1 . Natb 11 Holmes her Petition to Sell Strong 
drinck as a retaylor at her present dwelling House at y e South end 
of y e Town is allowed by y e Selectmen. 

Daniel Ela w th his wife Still continueing in this Town & 
neglecting to give Security to Save the Town from Charge. 

Ordered. That his name be returned to y e court of Gen" Ses- 
sions as the Law directs. 

Thomas Trot belonging to Dorchester who came from thence 
into this Town Some time in or ab' y e Moneth of July Last, & 
being listed in Her Maj tie * Service as one of y e Montrosses, haveing 
brought his wife & children into this Town who are likely to be 
come a Town Charge, & M r James Maxwel by order of y e Sel. 
men haveing warned y m in y e moneth of Octo r Last & at Several 
times Since to depart out of y e Town. 

Ordered that his name be returned to y e Court of Gen u Sessions 
of y e Peace as the Law directs praying their Advice. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Feb 17 7 th . 1709 

Voted. That Cap' Timothy Clark, M r Rich d . Draper & M r Joseph 
Wadsworth be a committee on the behalf e of this Town to run y e 
Line between the blue Hill Land & Brantree land begining at the 
North East ly corner of the [211.] Said Blue hill Land, & from 
thence continueing a Straight line South easterly as farr as y e 
brook or River, So as to take in the Ceader Swamp there to be- 
long to y e S d Blue Hill Land according to an agreement Lately 
made by the parties on both Sides concerned, and a prict Line 
there of made on y e plat of y e S d Blue Hill Land now Lyeing w th 
y e Records of y e Town of Boston, and to make Sufficient Bound 
markes on y e S d Line. 

Voted. That M r Thomas Cheever be continued a School master 
at Rumny-marsh for y e year ensueing on y e Same terms as was for 
y e Last year. 

Whereas by an entery made in y e Town Booke the 5 th . 8 mo . 1652 
Serg' Rob' Turner was Obliged to pay two Shill. & Six pence p anm 
for part of his House Standing over y e High way (now Corn hill) 
and whereas Cap' James Pitts who hath purchaced that House 
(being the House in vf^ M r Francis Holmes Lately dwelt) and upon 
his rebuilding y e Said House hath removed y e S d Incumberence 
Some time in y year 1708. 

The Select men do now order that the S d rent be discontinued. 

At a meeting of y* Select men Fcb^ 10 th . [1709.] 
Ordered. That y e T. Clerk draw up & present an adress to the 
Gen". Assembly at their present Sessions, Signifieing the Sence 
they have of the Complaint of y e Inhabitants of the Scarcity of 
Graine, & that great quautityes of grain hath been already Shipt 
of from the Province to Foraigne parts, [212.] And the Scarcity 
Still continueing in Some parts of Europe, and observeing y e frouus 
of Divine Providence in the disasters hapening to Several Vessells 
bound heither w ch Supplyes, and finding upon Enquire} 1 into the 
State of this Town y' in the Bakers hands & at y e mills there is not 



102 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

above fifteen hundred bushalls of wheat now in Stock whereas by 
computation there is usually ground in and for this Town ab l Seventy 
thousand bushall of Graine in on year, They therefore pray that 
the matter may be considered and the Exportation of Graine out 
of this Province may be prohibitted, and that Sutable encourrage- 
ment for the importation there of may be given. 

The price of Wheat Stated by the Select men for regulating y e 
Assize of Bread is Seven Shill p bushall. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Feb 17 13. 

Voted. That the Sbead on the South'? Quarter of y e Town 
House from y e middle door as far down as y e Cellar door be made 
into Shops, in order to Augment the Town Rents. 

At a meeting of y e Select men Feb 17 15. Ordered. That it be 
now recorded that the Breadth of the uper end of Hanover Street 
from M Gardeners Corner post as it now Stands, over to M rs Morss 8 
House is Twenty-one foot & three Inches [213.] the measure 
thereof being taken the 4 th day of Feb 17 curr 1 , And the S d M" 
Morss hath agreed to Add unto the breadth of y e Said Street one 
foot of the whole length of her Land w ch She will Leave out when 
She rebuilds her S d House w ch She is now going ab l to do, So that 
y e uper end of y e S d Street will then be twenty two feet and three 
inches wide. 

At a meeting of y e Select men Fob** y e 20 th . 

Ordered that the Town Clerk give out his war" to y e Constables, 
to warn the Inhabitants to meet at the Town House on Monday y e 
13 th of March next at nine of y e clock in y c forenoon, to Elect and 
depute Select-men, over-seers of y e poor, Constables & other Town 
officers (as the Law directs) to Serve for y e year ensuing, and to 
agree upon the granting Such Sume or Suines of money as Shall 
be judged needfull for the reliefe of y e Poor and the defraying of 
all other necessary charges arriseing within & for this Town. 

And to agree and conclude upon any other matter or thing which 
Shall be thought needfull to promote the benefit and welfare 
thereof. M r C. Mather to be desired to be present. 

Voted, that Three pounds be allowed out of y e Treasury to 
wards the Charge of Sinking deeper, the Well Standing in y e Towns 
H. way behind y c old meeting House, provided that the Neighbors 
there do effect the Same and defray y e rest of y e Charge. 

[214.] Febr y 27 th . Whereas pursuant to a Vote of y'Sel. men 
the 5 th of ~Decemb r Last, M r Jonas Clark & M r Joseph Wadsworth 
have agreed w th William Parkman jun r to Collect & receive for the 
wharffage & Dockage at Men-yes point. 

The Select men do now allow there of & do appoint him y e S d 
William Parkman to be y e wharffinger untill further order. 

Ordered. That Notice he given to M r John Greenough that the 
Select men do require him forth with to remove and carry away 
the Timb r , planck and other incumberence w ch he hath Layrl on y e 
Town' Slip at y e Lower end of North Street. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 103 



At a meeting of the Select men the 7 th day of March 1709/10 
they htiveing veiwed y e Town Slip at y" Lower end of Wood Lane 
und do declare as followeth viz*. 

From the uper corner of M r Timothy Wadsworths Brick House 
down ward toward the Sea at the end of wood-lane upon a line 

1 levelling unto a Post of M r Upshalls wharf e it is fifty three 

foot ten inches and from thence unto an old post y* was the corner 
post of S d upshalls wharfe, it measures Seventy Six foot & four 
Jnches, & So upon a Straight Line to y e Lower end of John 
Mouutforts wharfe it measures ab l two hundred foot, where S d line 
comes on S d Mountforts capsell eighteen inches. [215.] The 
whole of that Side is three hundred and thirty foot & odd inches, 
and the S d Slip at y e Street Measures Sixteen foot, and from y e Post 
at the Lower end of M r Upshalls wharfe as it was formerly it 
measures Sixteen foot & halfe over S d Slip unto an old post of M r 
Gee 8 wharfe w** is four Inches within the under pining of Joshua 
Gee 8 Mouse, and at the Lower end of Said Gee 8 Wharfe as it now 
is, it comes on y e Capsell Eighteen inches, and the buildings of 
the S d Gee Stand over S d Gee 9 line in the Townes Land in Severall 
places. 

At a meeting of the Sel. m March y e 20 th . 

Voted. That Richard Hancok be Admited a watch man in the 
room of John Gaud deceaced. 

March 24 th . At a meeting of Mess Isaiah Tay, Tim Clark, 
Daniel Powning, Jonas Clark, Sam 11 Marshall & Joseph Wads- 
worth, together w th John Clark Esq, Cap' Thomas Fitch & Cap 1 . 
Oliver Noyse who being mett as a Comitte to Treat & agree Ab l the 
Dock or wharfe, on the one part. And Eliakim Hutchinson Esq r 
on the other part. 

It is mutually agreed that the S 11 Eliak m Hutchinson Surrender 
to y e Town his Lease of and Intrest in that the wharfe & Dock 
formerly called Bendalls Dock for the remayning term of years, 
includeiug Joseph Rogers his Lease, Excepting & reserveing that 
part there of where his ware house now .Stands w ch the Town by 
deed hath granted to him forever, [216.] Excepting also and 
reserveing to himselfe (dureing y e S d . remaining Term of years) 
that peice of wharfe on which now Standeth a building of his 
which formerly was his Crane House. 

And the Select men for and on behalfe of the Town of Boston 
of consideratio there of Shall pay unto y e S d Hutchinson the Suine 
in Fourteen pounds p annum uutill the end of S d Term, w ch is re- 
puted will Expire Anno 1726. 

At the Same meeting of y c Afores d Committee, they do unanimusly 
agree & declare that it is their Opinion y f the aforementioned 
peice of wharfe on w ch now Standeth a building w ch formerly was 
S <1 . Hutchinsons Crane House is part of the wharfe contained in 
y e S d Lease to Bendall & comp a & ought to return to y e Town at 
y e Expiration of y e S d Lease. 



104 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

At a meetin of y e Sel. men March 27, 1710. 

Samuel Mattock' Petition to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder 
is disallowed. 

The Price of Wheat Stated by the Select men for Regulating 
the Assize of Bread is Six Shillings and Six pence p bushall. 

[217.] Aprill. The Justices of this Town have agreed to 
joyn w* the Sel. m. and overseers of y e Poor to visset the 
f amilyes in y e Sever 11 wards on Tuesday y e 1 1 th of Aprill curr 4 at 
9 of y e clock in y e forenoon. 

N 1. Elisha Hutchinson Esq. 

John Foster Esq. 

M r Jonas Clark Sel. m. 

M r John Ruck overseer 
No. 2. John Clark Esq 

M r Jos. Wads worth 

M r John Boult Cap* Martyn 

Jos Prout 
No. 3. Thorn' Brattle Esq. 

Edw d Lyde Esq. 

M r Isaiah Tay 

Cap 4 Habijah Savage. 
No. 4. Paul Dudley Esq. 

Sam 11 Lynd Esq. 

Add Davenport Esq. 

M r Charles Chauncey. 
No. 5. Jer Dummer Esq 

Thorn 8 Palmer Esq 

Mr James Barnes 
No 6. Pen Town send Esq 

Simion Stoddard Esq 

William Clark Esq r Since deceaced 

M r Daniel Powning 

M r Grove Hirst. 
No 7. Sam 11 Sewall Esq 

John Walley Esq 

Cap' Eph r Savage 

M r Sam" Marshall 
No. 8. Edw d Bromfeelcl Esq. 

Cap 4 Tim Clark 

M r Will" 1 Welsteed 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men 10 th Apr 11 1710. 

Liberty is granted to M r Benj a Walker to fram the Timber 
worke of his Brick House (w ch his now ab 4 to build) between the 
two wayes in King Street, nigh unto y e writeing Schoole-House. 

[2 18.] April 10 th . The Select men have Lett unto M r Jabish 
Negus, that the Shop on y e South Side of y e Town House between 
y e Shops of Elizur Phillips & the Shop of Mary Bithin at three 
pounds p annum to commence the 17 th of Aprill curr 4 . 

Aprill 17 th . Thomas Jackson his Petition for Lycence to Sell 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 105 

Strong drinck as a Retaylor from his House in Back Street is 
allowed b}' y e Select men. 

George Ripley is chosen to Serve as Cow-Keeper for the year 
ensueing, and on the Same terms as was by the Select men 
ordered the 12 th of Aprill 1708. See more 24 th Apr 11 . 

Agreed w th Zach 17 Triscot, that he is to make a Substatiall fast 
Bridg of twelve foot wide over the Creek in Mackrell-lane, and 
to finde all Stuff both of Timber and Iron-worke, & to make 
Sufficient Rayles on each Side of the Same to the Satisfaction of 
the Select men and to be allowed for the Same the Sume of 
twelve pounds 

M r Joseph Wads worth & M r Sam u Marshall are desired & 
appointed, to give Such necessary directions to the Nurses w ch 
attend the man Sick of the Smal Pox at y e House on Fort-Hill, 
and to direct the two watch men at y e Sconce to Attend there So 
as to Endeavour to prevent y e Spreading infection in y e Town. 

[219.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men Aprill 22 th , M r Joseph 
Wadsworth & M r Sam 11 Marshall are further desired, to direct the 
nurses on Fort-Hill who attended the man who died there of the 
Small Pox, and order them to Shift & aire their Cloaths, & if 
they thinck proper, to procure Some garments for them at the 
Town charge, & to use the most proper means to prevent y e 
Spreading Infection in y e Town. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Aprill 24 th . 

Deacon John Marion is appointed to give give Tickets to Such 
persons who have right to put their cows on y e Comon & to receive 
3 d . for each Ticket. 

Ordered. That George Ripley Cowkeeper have the Same 
orders & power as was by y e Sel. men ordered to James Clemans 
y e 23 th of May 1709, and his to give notices to persons who keep 
Cows in the Town, to procure Tickets from Deacon Jn Maryon 
or they may Expect to have their Cows impounded. 

Ordered. That notice be given to M r William Keen & M r 
Barrat Dj'er that y e Select men do require them forthwith to 
remove and tajce away the fence w ch they have Lately Set upon 
the Townes ground in Peirses Ally in Boston. 

Voted, that the Line for the carying out the Wharf e at the 
Lower end of King street, Shall run agreeable to y e midle of the 
Street ag l the Lower end of y e Late Coll Shriptons dwelling 
House and the Lower end of M r Fanuels brick ware house. 

[2 2O.] Ordered That Compl' be made to y e Gen 11 Sessions of 
the Peace now Sitting Ag* Enoch Greenliefe for makeiug a Smith 
Shop in his buildings Over ag' Old M Stoddards House in Boston 
the S d Smith Shop being apprehended to be dangerous of fireiug 
the S d . House, w ch puts the Neighbourhood in fear. 

The Select men have agreed w" 1 Thorn" Trot that he is to be the 
Wharfinger of y e Town dock formerly occupied by Eliakim Hutch- 
inson Esq r from y e 25 th . of March Last for on year for eighteen 
pounds, as it now is. 



106 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

And if the Select men Shall mend the wharf e & clear the Dock, 
So as to make better improvement thereof, then Consideration must 
be had ab 1 augmenting y e Rent, and the S d Wharfinger is to Keep 
a just & true acco' of the income of y e Same, and render the Same 
to y e Select men in order to their being rightly Informed there of. 

Cap 1 Eph r Savage and M r Joseph Wadsworth are desired w 111 
Cap' Noyse to bespeak writings to be drawn Ab' the Town 
grant of y e flats before King-Street. 

At a meeting of y e Select men the 26 th of Aprill. 

Voted. Liberty to M r . Nathan 11 Henchman to break up the 
Street for Laying his draine provided he lay his S d . draiue w th 
brick or Stone as the Law directs. 



May 1". At a meeting of the Select men. The Petitions 
of John Allen, and Hannah Ings each 'for Lycence to Sell Strong 
drink as Inholders w r disallowed. J no Aliens Petion being revived, 
was disallowed y e 22 th of May. 

John Wilson 8 Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as a 
Retailor disallowed. 

Thomas Jent is appointed Pound keeper for the year ensueing, 
and also he is appointed and impowered to impound Horses, 
Cattell or Sheep w ch he Shall find to tresspass on y e comon, or 
going there contrary to y e Town order. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk in the name of the Select men 
do draw up and present a Petition to his Exc 7 the Gov r & Councell 
Shewing. 

That 3' e S d Sel. men are Apprehencive of y e uneasieness of 
y e Inhabit 18 of this Town w* respect to y e Scarcity of Provisions. 

Considering the great quantityes of Graine w ch are ab 1 to be 
Shipped off from hence into Forraigne parts. And an Imbargo 
laid in Severall plantations from whence wee use to have our 
Supplyes. And that Sever 11 of the Adjacent Townes who were 
wont to Supply us, do now expect their Supply from hence. And 
being this da} T thereto requested by Several considerable persons. 

They therefore pray that y* Same may be taken into considera- 
tion, And that a Stop be put to the Exportation o Graine, untill 
a better prospect of a Sufficient Supply for the Inhabit 18 . 

[222.] Ordered That y e Town Clerk give out warr 18 for a 
Town Meeting on Monday y e 15 th of May cur' at Nine of y e Clock 
in y e fore noon, then and there to Chuse 

four Representitivcs 

One Select man in y e room of M r Draper & fill up y e numb' of 
Clerks of y e Market, Tything men or other offcers who refuse to 
Serve, to advise ab' y e Laying out y e money reed for y e Wast 
Land at Brantree. And also to advise about Selling the Blue hill 
Lands, and that Tickets be printed, and y e Bells order d to ring. 

At a meeting of the Select men May y e 8 th . 

William Wilson being present Sayes he came with his wife from 
England and arrived in this Town y e first of Apr 11 Last, the Select 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 107 

men do now warn him to depart out of this Town unless he find 
Suretyes to Save the Town from Charge by y e 24 th of May cur'. 

Liberty is granted to M r Nathan" Oliver to digg up the High way 
in Water Street for the repaireing or New Laying his water pipes 
there. 

Ordered that notice be given to James Williams that the Select 
men do forbid him to demand any more for his ffee's for digging 
graves then what y e Sel. men did formerly order. 

[223.] Jethro Wheeler Late of Rowley being present Sayes 
he came from thence with his family into this Town ab' the middle 
of Aprill Last, the Sel. men have now warned him to depart out of 
this Town unless he bring Suretyes to Indempnifie y e Town by y e 
24 th of May Cur'. 

Ordered. That complant be made to one or more of her Maj ties 

Justices Agt a negro woman formerly at M ra Willards, She 

being reputed to be a Serv' to a gentleman at Jamaca, and now 
dwells in this Town at her own hand, and is Said to Live disorderly 
entertaining Negroes. 

Ordered, that the T. Clerk do prepare Lists in ord to appor- 
tioning y e Watch Tax. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men May 9 th . they being met to gether 
w' h y e overseers of y e poor, to advise according to y e Town vote. 

At a meeting y e Sel. men, May y e 15 th . 

Ordered. That warning be given to M r . Rich d Sherrine Butcher, 
That he forbear the Killing of any cattell at his Slauter-house abut- 
ting on the Town Slip at the Lower end of Wood Lane. 

And thatthe Select-men do require him forth with to remove and 
carry away from out of the S d Slip a that filth & Grarbage w ch hath 
Issued or been thrown out of y e Said Slaughter House, it appear- 
ing to be very Noysom and Offencive to y e Inhabitants 

[224.] Cap' Ephraim Savage and Cap 1 Timothy Clark are 
appointed on behalfe of the Select men -to give directions to Cap' 
Noyse and Comp a Ab' the manner of continueing a Comon Shore 
at the Lower end of King Street So as may best answ r the accoin- 
odation of the Neighbourhood there. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men. May y e 22 th . 

In order that y e Town may be enabled the better to require the 
owners of the Salt ponds to make, & Keep the High way their in 
good repaire. Ordered that the counter part of their Lease be 
recorded in y e County Records. 

Voted. That M r Hugh Floyd be desired to amend y e Bridg at 
Rumny Marsh. 

Liberty is granted to M r John Colman to Set up posts on the 
uper end of Hanover Street, So as to Stop Carts from anoying the 
pavement w h the S d Colman and p'teners are now carryeiug on there. 



108 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

At a meeting of y" Sel. men May 29 th . 

Voted. That M r Isaiah Tay, M r Daniel Powning & Cap 1 Edw' 1 
Mart}'!! be a Comittee to See after the cleering y e Town Dock and 
repaireing y e wharfe. 

Voted. That M r . Rich d Hunewel have liberty of digging up the 
High way in North Street for the placeiug of his & Hannah Waters 
her draines in to y e rnaine draine there. 



June 2 d . At a meeting of y* Select men. 

Voted that Cap' Tim Clark, M r Joseph Wadsworth and M r Sam" 
Marshall be a comittee to agree w* worke men, and to prosecute 
the paveiug on y e neck agreeable to y e votes of y c Town, at their 
two Last meeting. 

Voted, that the present Representitives for this Town be desired 
to ask y e Opinion of y e Gen" Court Relateing to an Act for Keeping 
watches in Towucs. 

That in any Town where the members of counccl & Justices of 
y* Peace within Such Town, to gether with the Select men there 
of Shall agree upon a Select watch (dureiug y time w n a Millitary 
watch Shall not be Ordered) and the Inhabitants agreeing to 
Support y e Charge thereof. 

Whether it be y e Intent & meaning of y Said Act, That the 
Justices in court of Gen u Sessions of y e Peace, In their directing & 
ordering the Rule for Apportioning and Leveying Such Sufne upon 
the Inhabitants of Such Town, that they are also impowercd to 
Exempt all Such persons from beareiug a Share in the Said Charge, 
w h are by Law exempt from personall duty in Millitary and 
Constables watches. 

June 6 th . Cap* Rich d Harrise" Petition to Sell Strong drinck as a 
Retaylcr disallow* 1 by y e Sel. men. 

[226.] Liberty is granted to Thomas Bell to break & digg up 
the H. way in North Street, for the Laying his Celler draine into 
y e Mayn draine there provided he Attend the directions of the Law 
& Town orders in that case made and provided. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men June y c 12. 

Upon Application of the present Clerks of y e Market to y e Sel 
men for their direction ab' the disposall of Such Bread as they 
Shall Seize in the Execution of their office. 

Voted. That the S d Clerks do apply y m selves to y e Over seers of 
y e Poor for their advice & direction therein. 

Voted. That the present Representitives for this Town, be 
desired to move to the Gen" Assembly now Sitting, for the passing 
an act to Enable any Towue (when the Inhabit' 3 Shall agree to 
Rayse Such Sumc as they Shal thiuck ncedfull for y e purchaceing 
& laying in a Stock of Provisions for y c use of S d Town) to ap- 
portio & Levey y e Same on y e Inhabitants as for other Town Rates. 

Voted. That y e S d Represeutitives are desired also to move for 
the makeing a Law to prohibit the distilling of Mollasses. 

Voted, the Sinking a well not exceeding twenty foot deep at y e 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 101) 

Townes Tenement in Beacon Street. And that M r Daniell Powning 
M r Jonas Clark & Cap' Edw d Marty n be a Comitte to Imploy 
persons to Effect y c S d Well. 

[227.] At a meeting of y Sel. men June 19*. 
William Hill & John Wilson their Sever" Petitions for Lyce to 
Sell Strong driuck as Retaylor w r disallowed by y* Sei. men. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men June 2G th . 

Sarah Robe, Rich d Harrise & John Indecot their Several Peti- 
tions for Lycence to Sell Strong driuck as Retaylors w r disallowed 
by the Sel. men. 

John Nash, and Sam 11 Mattock their Several Petitions for 
Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as Inholders w r disallowed by 3'" 
Sel. men. 

Voted, that the Select-men on behalfe of y e Towne do agree to 
purchacc three feet in depth of the breadth of John Flaggs Land 
to be added to the breadth of Hanover Street, and they do nom- 
inate Cap' Tim Clark to be one of y* Apprizers there of to joyn 
w th Such person as y e S d Flagg Shall chuse. 

Voted. That John Wilkie and Mathew Ceilings be Pound 
Keepers to-gether u th Thomas Jent who was before Chosen to that 
Service for y e year ensueing, and they are impowered to impound 
Horses, Cattell, or Sheep w ch they Shall find to Trespass on y' 
Comon, or going ther contrary to y* Town order. 

The Price of wheat Stated by y'Sel. m for Regulating the Assize 
of Bread is Six Shill. p bushall. 

[228.] June 26 th . The Select men at the motion & desire of 
M r . Tim Thornton, do now agree to Lett unto him the Townes 
wharfe & Dockage at Maryes Poj'nt, for one year ensueing, he 
paying for the Same unto the Town Treasurer the Sume of eighteen 
pounds in money, and to keep the line of comunication and a Cart 
way Leading thereto free from any Incumbcrence and also re- 
serveing unto the Town room for makeing and improveing water- 
wayes on the Westerly Side of the S d . wharffe, and also reserve- 
ing liberty to mudd Such parts of the wharfe as Shall be needfull, 
and the S d Thornton is to repaire and make good where he hath 
or Shall cut or take down of y e wharfe for the better Lanching of 
any Ship or Vessell. 

Cap' EphT Savage is desired to provide what Lead and other 
neccessaryes is wanting for the better fixing of y" waites of y e T. 
Clock in y e Old meeting House. 

Agreed. That Michael Hamelton and John Grant do proceed 
in digging y* well in the Townes Land Nigh the Almes-House and 
they arc to be paid three pounds for y e first twenty foot, four 
Shillings and Six pence p foot for the next ten foot, and five Shil- 
lings and Six pence p foot for y e next ten foot. 

[229.] The wife of Andrew Patteson who is Said to dwell at 
the House of M r John Souther & that She belongs to Meadford & 
came from thence into this Town on or ab' the 10 th of March Last, 



110 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Ordered that M r Maxwell Equire concerning her, and warn her 
forthwith to depart out of this Town, to the place where She belongs. 

Ordered. That ham 11 Stebbens Bucher who w" 1 his family is 
Lately come into this Town, be by M r Maxwell warned to come to 
y e Scl. men at their next meeting or to depart out of y e Town. 

Cap'. Eph r Savage, M r Isaiah Tay, Cap' Tim Clark, & M r Sam" 
Marshall are desired to Veiw and give directions Ab'Secureing the 
New Bridg in Mackrill Lane. 

M r Joseph Wadsworth, M r Jonas Clarke & Cap' Edw d Martyn 
are desired veiw y e wharfe below the condit at the Millbridg and mak 
report to y e Sel. men what they Shall think proper to be done there. 

Ordered. That M r Maxwell give notice to Cap' John Ballentine 
to amend & repaire the Bridg over the Creek in Ann Street. 

[23O.] July 3 d . At a meeting of y e Select men. 

Elisha Odling jun r his Petition to Sell Strong driuck as a In- 
bolder or as a Retaylor is disallowed by y e S d Sel. men. 

Voted. That Michael Ilamelton & John Grant do proceed to 
Sinck y e Well nigh the Almes House to fifty foot and that they be 
allowed for y e fifth ten foot Six Shill. & Six pence p foot. 

Voted. That M r Isaiah Tay be joyned w th y e Comittce formerly 
Appointed to direct ab' a Cornon Shore at y e Lower end of King 
Street. 

Voted, that M r John Floyd be desired to veiw the Severall 
High wayes at Rumny Marsh, and make report to the Sel. men of 
what he Shall think needfull to be done ab repairing thereof and 
what may be needfull to be expended in each part thereof for this 
present year. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men July 7 th . 

Voted, that M r Daniel Powning Take an acco' of the Select mens 
Attendance in Apportioning the Taxes for this year. 

Voted. That the Comittee appointed June 2 d . to manage y* 
Paveing on y e neck be also cleseired to take care of mending other 
parts of the High way there as they Shall judg needfull. 

[231.] At a meeting of the Sel. men July y e 10 th . 

Voted. That the Sel. men will proceed to take a List of the 
Inhabitants on Wednesday y e 12 th . curr'. in order to apportion- 
ing y e Taxes. 

Voted, that Michael Hamelton & John Grant do proceed to 
Sinck y e well they are 'Ab' to fifty five foot, & to be allowed for 
y e Last five foot Seven Shill. & Six pence p. foot. 

James Gallaway being present Sayes he came from Stratford 
w 01 M r John Lathrop Sen r the 15 th of June Last, & that he hath 
dwelt there ab' three year, the Sel-men do warn him to depart the 
Town unless he bring Security to Save y e Town from Charge by 
he being here within one moneth ensuing. 

At a meeting of y' Select men July 14. 

Voted. That the Well diggers do proceed to Sink the well at 
a Tenement of y e Townes Nigh the Almes House to GO foot deep. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. Ill 

Voted. That the committee formerly appointed to direct ab' 
a Coraon Shore at the Lower end of King Street be directed to 
order a Cestern to be made in y e Dock next y e Street to be in 
depth one foot below the Lowest Cellar draine there. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men July 1 7 th . 

Voted a grant to Cap 4 Ephraim Savage of the Grass in the Old 
burying place for this Sumer he paying for the Same the Sume 
of fifteen Shillings. 

p d by his acco' page 291. 



Voted. That Cap 1 Ephraim Savage is desired to to 
imploy Some meet person to repaire the fence of the Old burying 
place & to make y e Same next the High way (where it is nee full) 
on foot Higher then now it is. 

Voted. That the Town Clerke do by Posting give notice to the 
Inhabitants within this Town, to bring in true & perfect Lists of 
their Polls & Estates to the Select men or Assessors at the Town 
House on Monday the 31 day of July Currant at three of y e clock 
in y e after noon. 

And to notifie the Inhabitants of R. Marsh to bring in their 
Lists on y e Monday following being y e 7 th of Aug at 3 o Clock. 

Voted. That the Town Clerk by a Letter to y e Consta of Rumny 
Marsh desire him to notifie y e Inhabitants there to bring or Send 
in true and perfect Lists of their Polls & Estates in writeing under 
their hands to the Sel. men at the time afore said, and the Select 
men will allow him reasonable recom pence for that his Service, 
and to bring also a List of all the male Polls within S <1 District. 

Voted. That the Select men as Assessors will meet on Monday 
the 24 th of July curr* then to proceed ab' apportioning the Taxes. 

[233.] The Select men being now agreed to proceed in ap- 
portioning the Rates and Taxes for this present year. 

Voted. That dureing the time of their being Ingaged in the S (l 
worke, they will duly Attend the Same at Such Set times as they 
Shall appoint and that each of them who Shall be Absent or 
neglect to Attend Such meeting for the Space of halfe an hour 
past or beyond Such time appointed for meeting as afore saH, 
Shall for every Such neglect forfeit & pay the Sume of Six pence 
as a fine, to be disposed of at the direction of the Select men ex- 
cept any just excuse or reason to the contrary and So Adjudged 
by y e Sel. men. 

Voted. That Application be made to the G l & Gen 11 Assembly, 
praying them to pass an Act ag* Shooting at Markes or at Pigions 
or any other game within the Town of Boston. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 19 th . July. 

Voted. That Michall Hamelton & John Grant do proceed 
further to Sinck the well where they are now at workc untill 
Monday next. 

The Select men havcing now lyeing before them a List of the 
names of the persons in this Town, that had Lycence granted 



112 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

them the year Last past, to Sell Strong drinck as Inholdcrs, and 
as Retaylers, being Lately Transmitted to them by Addington 
Davenport Esq r . [234.] Clerk of the Court of Gen' 1 Sessions of 
y e Peace for the county of Suffolke. 

The Said Select men haveing the Same under the consideration, 
to gether w th y e Late act & a Parragraph therein for reclaiming the 
over great number of Lycenced Houses. 

Voted. That the Said Select men pursuant to y* S d Act, Do 
Except to the renewall of Lycences to the Several persons here 
after named viz 1 . 

Sarah Hunt 

Margaret Johnson 

Mary w Right 

Benjamen Johns 

Mary Smith 

Phillip Bongardon 

Frances Gouge 

James Lablond 

Isaac Gambarton 

Henry Hill 

Rachel Winsor 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men July 25 th . 

The Sel. men being Still upon the considers, of the List of per- 
sons Lycenced y e Last year and the Law unto w ch the Same doth 
refferr. 

Voted they to further Object acf. and except to y* renewall of 
Lycences to y* following persons, viz'. 
Stephen North 
Samuel Tyley 
Henry Franklin 
Henry Sharp 
Eliz a Walker 

[335.] John Brick 

Ann More 
Mary Hunting 

Samuel Mattock his Petition for Lycence to Sell drinck as an 
Inholder Approved by the Select men. 
James Smith 
Ruth Hetchbone 
Grace Ran kin 
David Gwin 
Grigory Sugers 
Thomas M arable 
Cap 4 Sam 11 Mould 

their Several Petitions 

for Lycences to Sell Strong drinck as Inholders are disallowed by 
y' Sel. men. 

John Indecot & Johanna Stone their Petitions for Lycences to 
Sell Strong drinck as a Retaylers allowed by y 9 Sel. men. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 113 

Mary Manscll 
Joseph Hillier 
Richard Hancok 
Henry Frankling 
Gilbert Indecot 
William Hill 

their Several Petitions for 

Lycences to Sell Strong drinck as Retaylors were disallowed by 
y' Set. me. 

Rebecca Philpot her Petition for Lycence to Keep a Victualling 
House where She now dwells was allowed by y e Sel. men. 

Elisha Odling his Petition for Lycence to Keep a Victualling 
House disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

[236.] Voted. That M r Joseph Wadsworth & Comp* the 
Proprietors of the dreine or Conkm-Shore in Prince Street have 
liberty to digg or break up the Highway, from the Lower end of 
their dreine Nigh M r Gee 8 corner, down as far as the mill pond for 
the continueiug Iheir dreine or Comon Shore their. 

The Assessors Oath was by Sam" Lynde Esq r one of her Maj tief 
Justices, Administred to all the Nine Present Select men of this 
Town for their Apportioning the Province and Town Tax for this 
year as the Law directs. 

At a meeting of the Select men July 27. 

Henry F rankling' Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as 
a Retayler at His house In Cornhill Approved by y*S d . Sel. in. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men July 28 th . 

Joseph Hillier his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as 
a Retayler at his House in Corn hill is Approved by y e S d . Sel. 
men. 

At a meeting of the Select men July 31. 

Deborah Man her Petition for Lj'ceuee to Sell drinck only as a 
Retayler. Approved by the Sel. men. 

[237.] Voted. That it be represented to y e Q r . Sessions that 
the Select men being Informed that Ann Pollard, Mary Hands & 
William Thomas are intended to Lay down their Lycences to Sell 
drinck, therefore have not taken them und r their Consideratio. 

Oliver Atwood his Petition to Sell drinck as an Inholder at his 
house at Ferry- way is approved by y* Sel. men. 

William Skinner Intending to Lay down his Lycence as an 
Inholder asks Lycence to Sell drinck as a Retayler at his House at 
the North end of Fish street is disallowed by the Sel. m. 

James Smith is againe disallowed to Sell drinck. 

Cap* Tim Clark and M r Joseph Wadsworth do Signifie to the 
Sel. men, that M rt Priscilla Gardener did this day in the hearing 
of M r John Colman Promise them that in case the Town or any 
perticuler person Shall defray the charge of paveing the Highway 



114 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

against her Land at the uper end of Hanover Street, She will 
repay the Same by the next Spring or Sooner. 

At a meeting of the Sel. m. August y e 1 st . 

The Question being Stated whether the Sel. m, will make any 
Adition to y* to the return by y ra given in to the Court of Gen 1 ' 
Sessions of y e Peace the 31 th of July Last. Voted in y e Affirma- 
tive. 

Voted. That they will not assigne perticular reasons ag' the name 
of each person Excepted to. 

[238,] Voted, that the Sel. men do with draw their Excep- 
tions to the renewall of Lycences to James Lablond, Henry Hill, 
John Breck, Phillip Bongardon, Isaac Gambartou and Ann Moor. 

Voted. That it be added to the return given in to the Q r . Sessions 
the 31 of July Last in words following viz 1 , (that appearing to y m 
by Information, not to be qualified according to Law, as being 
deficient in Some one of the three objections or reasons mention a 
in that Parragraphof y e S d Act.) 

M r Daniel Powning declares his dissent ag' refuseiug to give per- 
ticular reasons ag' each persons name. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Aug 4 th . 

Granted to M r Isaiah Tay 3 ti vi^ he paid for a boat Load of 
Stones towards Stoning y e well. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men Aug' y e 7 th . 

The S d Sel. iii haveing now under further consideration their 
Exceptions to y e renewall of Lycences to Several persons by them 
made and given in to y e Court of Gen 11 Sessions of the Peace the 
31 of July Last past, they do now by their Several Votes Agree to 
withdraw their Exception to the psoiis hereafter named viz'. 

Benj a Johns 

Stephen North 

Samuel Tyley 

Margaret Johnson 

Sarah Hunt. 

[239.] Joseph Hillier his Petition for Lyccnce to Sell Strong 
drinck as a Retayler at his House in Cornhill Allowed by y e Sel. 
men. 

Mary Smiths Petition to y e Sel. men to with-draw their Excep- 
tion to her Lycence being renewed, disallowed. 

Henry Sharp" Petition to the Sel. men to withdraw their Excep- 
tions to his Lycence being renewed, disallow* 1 . & his Petition to Sell 
as a Retayler not allowed. 

The Select men do agree to Appoint a Town meeting on Monday 
the 1 4 th of Aug. cur' at Nine of y e Clock in y e fore noon to con- 
sider of, agree and determine on, what they Shall think proper 
and Expedient Relating to a motion or request of the Hon ble Coll. 
Francis Nicholson, together with y e Minist", Church wardens and 
others of the Church of England in Boston, desireing a grant of 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 115 

Laud in y e old burying place of fifteen foot wide on the North Side 
of y e Church, for y e Eulargement thereof on that Side, and ten foot 
in breadth on y" Easterly end there of as more fully is Set forth 
by y ra in writeing. 

Thomas M arable & Ruth Hetchbone* Petitions for Lycence to 
Sell drinck as Inholders are againe disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

[24O.] At a meeting of y 8 Sel. men Aug 14 th . 

Ordered, that payment be made to M r Jn Colraen the Sume 
ordered y* 29 of May Last for as much as he hath now finished 
the pavem' in Hanover street. 

' 

At a meeting of the Select men of the Town of Boston the 15 th 
of Aug. 

Pursuant to the Law of this Province Intituled an Act for Regu- 
lateiug of Free Negrose &c. 

The Said Select men do order & Require the Free negros of this 
Town here after named, each one of them to give their Attend- 
ance, faithfully & dilligently to worke on Repaireing and Cleans- 
ing the High wayes of this Town at Such time & place as the 
Selectmen, or Such person or persons whom they Shall appoint to 
direct and Order the Same4 for the Space of So many dayes as is 
hereafter Sett down against each of their names respectively viz. 

dayea 

Tom Cowell 8 

Dick Budd" 5 

Adam Baffin 4 

.Mirtgo Procter 8 
Georg y' went w" 1 Cap' Green 4 

Coffee Hutchiusou 6 

Papaw Dick 8 

Robin Keats 8 

Tom Moscman 4 

Ned Hubbert 4 

Samson Indian 2 

Mingo Walker 6 

Mingo Quinsie 8 

Jo Jollo'w 8 

[241.] Graiidy Eliot 8 

Rich d Borman 4 

Bastian Waite 8 

Sambo Monck 8 

Dick Dudley 8 

Great John 6 

Tom at y 6 North 8 

Dick Ramshed 8 

Rich d Patience Saylor 8 

Mingo Winthrop 6 

a fellow from Charlestown 8 

Peter Quaco 4 

Phillip Hutchinson 6 

Humphry Phipps 2 



116 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

dayes 

Grandy Perkins 6 

Tom Rumuy Marsh 6 

Sabastin Levensworth 8 

Charles Meneno 8 

Samson 6 

And the Said Select men do hereby appoint and Impower Consta 
Eneas Salter to give necessary warning & directions to y e Said 
Negroes, ab' the time, place & manner of their performing the S d 
Service, and (if need be) to make complaint to one or more of 
Her Maj tie " Justices of the Peace against any of them, who Shall 
Neglect or refuse to attend and perform the S d Service, in ord r 
to recover of Such of them who are delinquent, the penalty of the 
Law in that case provided, and the S d M r Salter is directed to 
render an Acco' of his doings and of the worke w ch Shall be So 
done by y e S d Negroes to y* s d Sel. m. 

[24:2.'] At a Meeting of the Sel. men Aug 16. 

Henry Sharp and Mary Wright their Severall Petitions to y" 
Sel. m for their with drawing their Exceptions to y e renewal of 
their Lycences, disapproved by y e Sel. m. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. m Aug. 21. 

Mary Dafforns Petition for Lycence to Sel Strong drinck as a 
Retayler is Allowed by the S d . Sel. men. 

Granted to Joseph Prout and the rest of the Neighborhood who 
have dependance on draining their Cellars through wood lane to 
dig up the High way there for the newmakeing a Maine draine or 
Comon Shore there, provided they make the Same according to the 
directions in y e Law and also Endevour to Accomplish the Same 
w* Expdition So as to Obstruct the Said way as Little as may 
be. 

M r W m . Titcome his Petition to Sell drinck as an Inholder 
disallowed by y* Sel. m. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men y e 28 th of Aug. 

Liberty is granted to Cap 1 James Pitts to digg up in the H way 
in Middle Street, for y e Laying a draine of his intoy 6 Comon Shore 
in Prince Street, provided he attend the directions in y e Law & 
Town order relateing thereunto, & to expedit S d work So as not 
to Lett y e Same lie open any Longer then is necessary. 

[243.] Liberty is granted to Cap 4 Thomas Richards to digg 
up the H. way in Ship Street, for the Repaireing his Cellar draine 
there, Provided he duly Attend the directions in the Law, and 
Town Orders relating to the digging or breaking up of High wayes 
or Streets, And also that with all convenient Speed, he cause the 
Same to be Amended & finished, So as that the way be Obstructed 
as little as possible may be. 

Agreed to imploy M r W m Manley to pave a way of Ten foot 
wide extending from three foot to the South-ward of the gate of 
the burying place next the Comon, Northerly as far as the pave- 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 117 

mcnt before Madarn darks Land, and to add to the breadth of y 6 
8 d Clarks pavement to make it ten foot wide, So far as that aad y e 
new worke will agree, the Said Manly to find & provide all work 
man Ship & Stuff and to be allowed and paid for the Same after 
the rate of one Shilling and ten pence p yard. 

Robert Huzzey is by y e Select men againe warned to depart out 
of this Town. 

[244,] Ordered. That M r James Maxwell do notifie M r 
Thomas Banister that the Select men do require him forth with to 
remove and carry away the earth which he hath Lately caused to 
be Layd in Winter Street where with the Same is incumbercd, 
And that he forbear to Lay any earth or Rubbish in any of the 
High wayes of the Town contrary to the Town order. 

At a meeting of the Select men Sep r 4 th . 

Ordered that notice be given to M r John Oliver and others of 
the Neighbourhood there, who have of Late Layd Timber or plank 
as a foot bridg over the Slip at the Lower end of Wood Lane, 
where by boats have been Obstructed from comeing up there. 
That the Sel. men do require him & and them forth with to remove 
Such incumberance, and that they forbear to Lay any more Such 
there. 

Voted. That the S d . Select men are of Opinion y l the Comon 
Shore at the Lower end of King Street be caryed out & Layd with 
plank as far out as the Circular Line. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. m Sept r 11 th . 

Liberty is granted to Deac. John Marryon to lay earth to rayse 
the II. way on the South Side of Sumer-Street in order to make a 
[245.] comodious foot way on y e front of the Land there belong- 
ing to y e first Church in Boston. 

M r William Titcome his petition to Sell drink as an Inholder being 
re\ivcd, is againe disallowed by the Sel. men. 

Ordered to be here recorded as followeth viz*. 

upon the 29 th of August Last, The S d Select men upon a Seacond 
Gen" Survey of King street, in order to run out y e Middle line, for 
Setting the new wharfe to Low watter marke, Lateh" granted by 
y e Town to Cap 1 Oliver Noyse & Comp", have agreed and Voted, 
that the Centre of the Street from the Lower part of M r Fanuells 
brick-House to M r Apthorps Brick-house, be oce station, and the 
Same distance from y e Said Fauuels House to S d centre be Sett off 
from the North Corner of Doct r Cooks Lower Brick ware house, be 
the other Station, which two Stations to be the Middle Line, and 
So to continue to Low water marke according to the Town Grant. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Sept' 15, 

Liberty is granted to M r Thomas Banister and Comp", to digg 
in the High way in Summer Street, for the Lying a draine or Comon 
Shore there, Provided they Lay the S d draine w th Brick or Stone 
as [246.] the law directs, and that they Lay the Same not less 
then five foot deep under the Surface of the ground where they 



118 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

digg iu y* S d Street and also that they effect the S d work with 
Speed, So as to Obstruck the way as little as may be. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Sept r 18 th . 

M r Henry Sharp haveing againe renewed his request to y e Sel. 
men to with draw their Exception ag' the rcnewall of his Lycence. 
Voted in y e Negative. 

Voted. That Cap' James Pitts & Cap'. Edw d Martine have 
Liberty to plant Trees on y e High way eight foot distt from their 
dwelliu Houses nigh the North meeting House. 

Voted that M r Maxwell give notice to Elisha Cook Esq r to remove 
& carry away the earth and Trash w ch he hath caused to beilayd 
on y e H. way before a Tenem 1 of his in Corn Hill. 

Voted that Simion Stoddard Esq r be warned to remove & carry 
away the Timber of his w ch he hath caused to be Layd in Corrihill 
nigh M r Boons Shop. 

Voted. That notice be given to M r Benj* Davise or any others 
who have Timb r lieing on y e H. way nigh y e Dock, that y e Sel. 
men do require them to remove and cary away y e Same. 

[247 . ] Voted. That Cap' Tim Clark & M r Joseph Wadsworth 
be desired to go to R. Marsh & veiw the H. wayes there, and im- 
ploy Some meet person or persons to repaire Such of y e S d wayes 
as they shall thinck needfull. 

At a meeting of y e Select men Sept. 20 th . 

Ordered that the Select watch be againe revived, and that the 
Several watch men do begin to enter upon y' Service his Night. 

Voted, that John Hooper be admitted a watchman in y e 
Absence of John Grant. 

Sept' 25 th . Voted. That M r Sam 1 , Bridg be imployed in 
makeing a convenieucy to draw water at the Townes well nigh the 
Almes House, and that Joseph Prout be desired to to inspect and 
direct ab' a Speedy effecting y e Same. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. m Octo r 3 d . John Curtice is Admitted 
upon Tryall to be a watch man at the South Battree in y e room of 
Gibert Cole deceaced. 

Thomas Marble* Petition to Sell drinck as an Inholder is agaiue 
disallowed. 

[248.] The Select m being Informed that John Wilkie hath 
violated the trust comitted to him in takeing a horse out of another 
mans pasture & impounding y e Same. 

Voted that Cap 1 . Tim Clarke be desired to Prosecute y e S d Wilke 
for his So doing. 

Kdw d . Tillet being present Sayes he came from Engl d in the 
Mast fleet, and that he came into this Town w" 1 his wife and two 
children ab' Six weeks Since, he proposes that M r Callender will 
be Security for him. The Select men Signifie their willingness to 
Admit him an Inhabit 1 upon M r Calleuder 8 giveing 50" bond. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 110 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Octo r 10 th . 

Thomas Marble his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck 
as an Inholder at his House nigh Coll . Paige 8 at Rumny Marsh is 
approved by y e Sel. m. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Octo. 18. 

Voted. That the Town Clerk do Sign and give out warr' to the 
Constables for their Collecting & paying in the Town & Watch 
Taxes. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. ra the 23 th of Octob r . 

Ordered, That Notice be given to Jn Morton that the Sel. men 
do require him to deliver to them the Key by w ch he Opens y e 
watchhouse door. 

[249.] James Mosman is appointed Overseer of y e Watch at 
the North in y* room of M r James Thorubery who Layes down his 
place. 

James Clemans is appointed a Wath. m at the South in y e room 
of James Mosman. 

Liberty is granted to M r Sam" Marshall and the Neighbourhood 
there, to dig up the High way at the Lower end of Milk Street, 
for the New-Laying their Cellar draines Provided it be done with 
all Convenient Speed So as to obstruct the wa}* as Little as inav 
be. 

Liberty is granted to John Harwood to dig in the High way in 
Price Street for the Laying his Cellar draine into the Comon Shore 
there, provided he Lay his S d draine with Stone or brick as the 
Law directs, and make good the way where he Shall So dig. 

Whereas the Town of Boston is presented to to the Court of 
Gen" Sessions of the Peace, for Insufficiency of y e High way against 
the Salt Ponds, in the Road leading to Roxbury. And whereas 
the Proprietors of the S d Salt ponds are by covenant Obliged to 
Maintaine a Sufficient Highway there, of not less then three Rods 
in breadth, and the Select men of S d Town being Sencible that y" 
S d way is defficient as to breadth. 

[25O. ] Ordered. That M r James Maxwell do give notice 
thereof, to Elisha Cook Esq r and the Other Gentlemen who are y e 
reputed proprietors of of y e S d Salt ponds. And that the Select 
men do desire y m to be present at the S d Court in Boston. On the 
hist Monday in Octob r curr* (being the time unto w ch they are 
Adjourned) to make answere relateing there unto, and to Save the 
S d Town from being at any Charge or damage by reason of y e S d 
defect. 

At a meeting of y e Select men Octo r 27. 

Voted. That Capt. James Pitts have liberty to Set Posts in the 
High way before his New Buildings in Corn hill, at Such distance 
as the Select men Shall appoint for the Security of his Cellar 
doors, and the conveniency of passengers, and So to continue 
dureing the Approbation and Allowance of the Select men for the 



120 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

time being, (on condition that he pave the foot way between his 
House and the S d posts). And the like liberty is reserved for Cap' 
Savage and others the neighbours over against the Same. 

The Select men upon further perusall of the Towns grant for 
running out of King street to Low water marke do find [251.] 
that upon their Seacond Survey for runing out the Same, and the 
Stations then Recorded falls a little to much to the north ward 
according to the aforesaid grant for runing Said Street Streight, 
the Select men have there fore Made a New Survey, and have now 
ordered that the Middle line of Said Street be twenty three foot 
eight inches northerly from the Lower part or north corner of Doct r 
Elisha Cooks Lower brick warehouse, and the uper Station for the 
Middle line of Said Street to be forty foot Southerly from the 
uper corner of the Brick House of John Usher Esq r where now is 
the Secretary' Office, w ctl distance falls on the crowu of the pave- 
ment, and So to run on a Streight Line, from the upper to the 
Lower Station, and So to continue Streight out to the extent of 
the Townes grant for y e Same 

At a Meeting of y e Sel. men Octob r 30 th . 

Voted. That Complaint be made to the Court of Gen" Sessions 
of the Peace Now Sitting ag' M r Thorn 8 Bannister & Comp a who 
had Liberty from y e Select men on y e 15 th of Sept r Last to digg up 
the High way in Summer Street for Laying a draine or Comou 
Shore there. Provided they Lay y e S d Draine w th brick or Stone 
as the Law directs & y l they Lay y e Same not less [252.] then 
five foot deep } - et contrary therto they are Laying the Same con- 
siderably Short of that depth. So that the Same cannot be of 
use to draiue y e Cellars w ch are or Shall be in that Street, and So 
y e Intent of y e Law, evaded praying y e Advice of y e Court &c. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men Octo r 31. 

Mary Smith haveing been formerly by the Sel. lii been Excepted 
ag' as being an Inholder, Now by her Petition pray that Liberty 
may be granted her to Sell by retayle the dnnck She hath now by 
her. Consented to by y e Sel. men. 

Mercy Tay Widd of Jer Tay deceaced her Petition for Lycence 
to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder. Approved by y e Sel. men. 

At a meeting of y" Sol. men Nov r 6 th . 

Voted. That y e Projection of an Act in addition to an act 
directing y e Admission of Town Inhabitants (now agreed to by 
the Sel. men) be Transcribed and delivered to the Representitives 
of this Town in order to getting y* Same Enacted. 

[253.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men Nov r 13. 

Mary y e wife of John Stanley being present Sayes that her hus- 
band was an Inhabitant at Scituate, and with her did remove from 
thence in Aprill Last an continued Some time at Attleburough, & 
that She came from thence into this Town ab l Eleven weeks past 
& that her S d husband is now in her Maj tie8 Service at Annapolis 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 121 

Roy all. The S d Select men do now warn her to depart out of this 
Town to the place where She belongs. 

Ordered. That M r James Maxwell do give notice to M r Ben- 
jamen Walker, that y e S d Sel. men do require him forthwith to 
remove and cary away the Earth Timb r and Rubbish w ch he hath 
Layd in y e H. way before his New building in Corn hill & in 
Queen Street. 

Liberty is granted to John Roberts jun r to digg up the H. way 
in Lyn Street for the Laying his Sellar draine there, he makeing 
the S a way good againe as it was. 

Whereas the Sel. men are Informed that there is a dangerous 
place in y e H way next y e Salt ponds where Sundry persons have 
been miss led in y e night and gone into S d ponds. 

Voted that M r Jos. Wadsworth be desired to imploy Some meet 
person to Set posts, or otherwise to prevent y l Danger. 

[254.] Voted. That Notifications be posted Signifieing to 
Such who are willing to undertake the Sweeping y e Chimuyes in 
this Town that they are desired to meet w th the Select men who 
have agreed to meet at y e Town-House, on Severall Mondayes 
following, at five of the Clock in the after noon, with whom they 
may then and their agree upon Terms. 

Voted. That Cap 1 Elisha Bennet be desired to do what is need- 
full in mending the H. wayes at Rumuy Marsh. 

Liberty is granted to Cap' Eph r Savage to Set posts in y e II. 
way before his House in Corn hill, at Such distance from his S d 
house as y e Sel. men Shall appoint. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. m Nov r 20 th . 

The Sel. in being Solicitous to avoyd the penalty Imposed by y e 
Q r Sessions in case the H. wa}* next y e Salt ponds be not forth wth 
repaired, they have appointed to meet on y e 24 th cur 1 at 5 of y* 
Clock in y e evening. And do desire El. Cook Esq. Elisha Hutch- 
inson Esq & John Foster Esq as parties therein concerned & obliged, 
then to meet w th y m to advise ab' the Same. 

[255.] Ordered that M r William Manley do proceed to make 
an Addition to the old pavement from M r Malynes corner South- 
erly towards the Comon, makeing it to be of y e Same breadth w th the 
new pave mt w ch he hath Lately made next the burying place. 

Liberty is grnnted to Robert Seers to dig in the High way in 
Charter Street for y e La3'ing his Cellar draine there, provided he 
Lay the Same with Stone or brick as the Law directs, and that 
the Same be done w th Speed So as not to Obstruct the way 
more then is absolutely ncedfull. 

Ordered, that notice be given to M r the present Tennaut 

in Mrs Middlecots House that the Sel. men do require him 

forth with to remove & cary away y e earth w eh he hath caused to 
be Layd in y e H. way before y e S d House. 

At a Meeting of the Sel. men Nov T 24. 

Compl' being made by John Bucauan & Sam" Grice that in theil 



122 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Opinion the Northerly chimny of the House of Tim Prout Esq. 
cleceaced now in the Tenure of Susana Clench & her Sub Tenant 
is defective & dangerous of takeing & Spreading fire. Ordered 
that Cap* Joseph Wadsworth & Cap* Edward Martin w th two 
Masons be desired to Survey the Same & make report thereof to 3* 
Scl. m. 

[256.] Nov r 27, Ordered. That The T. Clerk give in to the 
Gov r & Councell the acco* of Expencos in ord r to prevent y e 
Spreading of Infection w n in Aprill Last Rob' Cogswell was 
Sick & dyed of y e Small pox. praying that the Said Expeuces may 
be re pay d to y e Town. 

Peter Denman Silversmith being present Sayes he came from 
Engl d into this Town w th Cap 1 Wentworth in May Last, the Sel. m 
do warn him to depart y e Town unless he find Surtie to y e value of 
forty pounds, by the Last monday in Dec r next. 

Ordered that M r James Maxwell do give notice to the Several 
persons here after named. That the Sel. m do require each of 
them forth with to remove and cary away the earth & Rubish w th 
w ch they have Incumbered the H. wayes. 

Mes John Campball" Earth &c in Pudding Lane. 

Jos. Dowdings Earth &c in Corn hill. 

D r . Boylstous Earth &c. in Dock Square. 

Nath Wades Earth nigh y e Conduit by y e Dock. 

Coll. Thorn' Savage' earth in Union Street. 

Cap' James Pitts' Earth in Middle Street. 

Grandy Perkins being Sick is- abated his Six dayes work at y* 
H. waycs. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Dec r 4 th . 

Benj a Bramle}* Joyner being present Sayes he came w th his wife 
from Engl d into this Town w l Cap 1 Wentworth [257.] Ab l Six 
moneths Since, he desires to Inhabit in this Town. The Select 
men do direct that he bring Surtyes to Save y e Town from charge 
by y* Last monda.y in Dec r Curr 1 . 

Ordered that M r Sam" Marshall be desired to veiw, and do what 
is needfull for repaireiug the Bridg by M r Olivers Brew House in 
Water-Street. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Dec r 5 th . 

Liberty is granted to Coll" Thomas Savage & M r Benj a Fitch to 
Set up posts before their Houses in Dock Square four foot & 
halfe distant from their Cellar doors as they now are. Provided 
they make and maintaine a pavem* of flat Stone between their 
Houses & the S d posts. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Dec r 1 1 th . 

Liberty is granted to M r Ab r Frances to digg open the High way 
in Union Street for the Letting his Sellar draine into the Comou 
Shore there provided he Attend the directions in y e Law therein, & 
forth""" 1 to make good where he So diggs. 

Complaint being made to y e S d Sel. men that L l . Coll . Thorn' 



.SELECTMEN'S RECOIIDS, 1710. 123 

Savage hath lately dug up y e High way in Union Street ncer his 
New building there, for y e Laying a draine w th out the Approba- 
tion & Consent of y e Sel. men as the Law directs. 

Ordered that he y e S d Coll . Savage be prosecuted by y e Town 
Treasu r for his So doing in order to recover of him y e penalty of 
y e Law. 

[258.] Complaint being made to y* S d Sel. men that William 
Webster hath lately dug up y e Highway, between Summer Street 
& Winter Street, for the Laying a draine from y e Cellar of y e 
House, now in y e Tenure of Coll . Veach, in to y e Comon Shore 
there without the approbation & Consent of y e Sel. men as y e Law 
directs. 

Ordered that he y e S d Webster be prosecuted by the Town 
Treasu r for his So doing, in ord r to recov r of him y penally of y 9 
Law. 

Ordered that y e Severall watch men be paid w n their Moneth 
Expires, the overseer Signifieing y 1 each watch man has p'form d his 
duty. 

Ordered that M r James Maxwell do warn Widd Ranger to de- 
part out of this Town. (It appearing that She belongs to y e Town 
of Wrentham & that She came from thence into this Town in the 
Latter end of November Last) and that at present She keeps at 
y e House of Soloman Townseud. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Dec r 25 th . 

M r William Payn haveing represented unto the S d Select men, 
That there hath difference Arisen between him and Enoch Greenlief 
ab l the manner and quallity of a Brick wall, lately carryed up be- 
tween [259.] their Severall buildings abutting on Corn hill in 
Boston, and of their respective proportions & value of the charge 
thereof. Desireing them (as the Law directs) to Appoint meet 
persons to value the Same. 

In nnswere unto his S d request the S d Select men have nomi- 
nated and chosen Maj r Thomas Fitch, M r Richard Draper and M r 
Nathaniel Goodwin, to veiw and value the Said wall according to 
the true intent & meaning of the Law in that case made and pro- 
vie ed. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Jan 17 l rt . 

Voted. That the Sel. men do advise the Treasu'to Suspend the 
prosecution of the Sute he hath commenced Ag' Sam 11 Duchan un- 
till March mcetiug. 

The wife of John Beach haveing Moved to hire the House form- 
erly Let to Seth Smith. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk may Let the Same to her at 6 lb 
p aiium. She giveing good Security for paym' of y e rent. 

Voted that the watch men be forbid going abt to beg money or 
New years gifts of y e Inhabitants. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Jan* 7 2 d . 

Ordered. That Representation & Corapl'. be made to the Court 
of Gen" Sessions of [26O.J the Peace now Sitting ag 1 Elisha Cook 



.124 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Esq r & Elisha Cook jun r , for that contrary to the Law, page 105, 
made in the Tenth year of King William. That So it is that at the 
Low r end of King Street in Boston, on y e South Side of the S d 
Street, a wooden building or Shop, an fence, has been Lately 
Erected l>y Elisha Cook Esq r or Elisha Cook jun r w ch iucroaches 
very much upon and lessens the breadth of y e S d Street by Sev- 
erall feet. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Jan ' y e 8 th . 

Voted, that the Select men do Accept of the comon Shore lately 
made at the Lower end of King Street by y e Grantees of the 
Flats there, as agreeable to their covenant. 

Whereas upon the 24 th of November Last complaint was mad 
to y e Select men of a dangerous or defective Chimnye in the 
norerly end of y e House now in the Tenure of Susanna Clench, & 
her Sub Tennant, Abraham Pnllen, over against the House of 
John Bucanan, Abutting on Wood Lane, in Boston, the S d Select 
men haveing then Ordered the Same to be Inspected & Veiwed, & 
the persons who So veiwed y e Same viz 1 . Sam" Bickncr & Ebcn r 
Clough haveing now made return under their hands, That in tlicir 
Opinion the S d Stack [26 1.] of chimnyes, are defective & very 
bad and that their ought not to be any fire Kept there untill they 
are made Sufficient. 

Ordered That M r James Maxwell do forth w th warn and give 
notice to the S d Susana Clench & Abraham Pullen that the Sel. 
men do require them and either of them to forbear to make or 
Keep Fire iu any of y e S d Stack of Chimnyes, untill the Same 
Shall be Repaired & made Sufficient to y* Satisfaction of y e S d Scl. 
men, on penalty of forfeiting of Twenty Shillings for every Such 
offence. 

At a meeting of 3' e Sel. men Jan 17 15 th . 

Samuell Policy being present Saves y' he belongs to Mead ford & 
that he came from thence w th his family into this Town on or Ab' 
the Last day of Dec r Last. The S d . Selectmen by ther present 
Moderator M r Isaiah Tay, do now warn him to depart w th his 
family out of this Town. 

Voted, that y e S d Select men do refuse to Admit y e S d Sam" 
Polly as an Inhabit' of this Town. 

Voted. That Application be made to y e Court of Gen" Sessions 
of the Peace Praying that Judgment may be entered up Ag' Enoch 
Grecnlcf according to y e Verdict of y e jury, in as much as he neglect 
to conform his building according to the Terms unto w ch he was 
Obliged. 

[262.] Cap' John Rayner" Petition to Sell Strong drinck as 
a Retayler is approved by y e Sel. men Jan 17 15 th at his House in 
Ship Street where M r W ra Thorn* Lately dwelt. 

At a meeting of the Sel. m Ja,n7 16. 

The S d Sel. men haveing this day veiwed the the Draw bridg 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1710. 125 

in Anne Street do by their Vote Signifie that it is their Opinion 
that y e S d Bridg is in many respects defective & dangerous. 

Voted. That M r Isaiah tay, Cap 1 Tim Clark, M r Joseph Wads- 
worth, and Cap' Edward Martyn, be a Comittee to Imploy and 
direct Some meet persons to Secure and fasten down y 8 Said Draw 
bridg in order to prevent present danger. 

Voted. That notice be given to Cap 1 . Jn Ballentine, that if he 
Sees cause he may by Wednsday y e 17 th cur* at night, Spike down 
the Southerly end of S d bridg So as to prevent its being drawn up, 
and Also Sufficiently Shore up the Northerly end thereof So as to 
prevent present danger otherwise the Sel. men will forth with 
cause y e Same to be So Secured. 

[263.] At a meeting of y fl Sel. men Jan 1 * 29 th . 

Voted, that Application be made to y e Court of Gen u Sessions 
of the Peace now Sitting Praying them that the drawing part or 
Timb r over head of the draw-bridge may be taken down, in as 
much as they apprehend the Same to be defective and dangerous, 
and y' if any person Should Loose their life or Limb there by that in 
Such case the Town by Law is answerable for the damages, and 
not the persons who recive benefit by the Same as a draw-bridge. 

The Select men do now agree to joyn w th y e Justices and Over- 
seers of the Poor to visset y e families in y e Severall Wards of this 
Town on Wednesday the Seventh of Feb 17 next, at nine of y e Clock 
in y e forenoon each of y e S d Gentlemen now Serveing to attend 
the Same wards as was appointed in Aprill Last, & that Cap 
Edward Martyn do Attend in N 2 in the room of Bl r John Bould 
deceacd. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men Feb 17 5 th . 

The price of wheat Stated this day for regulating the Assize of 
Bread is Six Sbill. and Six pence. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Feb r 12. 

Ordered. That Cap' Eph r Savage do warn Mary Bissells out of 
y e Shop She Hires. 

The T. Clerk is advise to Lodg on file the orders ab' Chimny 
Sweepers, & not as yet to record y e Same. 

[264.] At a meeting of y e Select men Feb 17 19. 

Liberty is granted to M r Tim Thornton to dig in the High way 
for repaireing a Celler draine belonging to a Tenement of his in 
Charter Street. Provided he do effect the Same w th Speed, make 
good the H. way & Lay y e S d dreine w* brick or Stone. 

Liberty is granted to Sam 11 Burnell jun r to dig in the H. way 
in Prince Street for repaireing his Cellar draiue Provided }' he 
effect the Same w to Speed, & Lay S d draine w th Brick or Stone & 
make good y c way w ch he Shall So digg. 

M r Joseph Maryon haveing presented y e Town w tt an Orna- 
mentall direction for King Street ; The Select men do vote him 
their Thanks for y e Same. 

Pursuant to a Vote of y e Sel. men 26 th June Last, Cap' Tim 



126 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Clark & M r Gyles Goddard haveing Valued John Flaggs Land 
Layd to Hanover Street & his charges at forty Shillings ordered 
that payment there of be made by y e Treasu*. 

Abram Clark is admitted to be a watch m. in the room of W m . 
Phelps deceaced & to begin the 20 th cur 1 . 

Voted. That M r Thorn' Cheever be continued as School Master 
&t R. marsh as formerly. 

[265.] At a meeting of y" Sel. men Feb 1 * 23 th . 
Voted. That the Sel. men will proceed to post up Reputed 
drunkards & comon Tiplers as the Law directs. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men Febry 26 th . 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do Isue forth warr to to the 
Constables to warn the Inhabitants to meet in a Publick Town 
meeting at the Town House on the 12 th day of March next at nine 
of the Clock in the fore noon, to Choose Sel. m and other Town 
officers as the Law directs, and to grant money needfull for the 
necessary Charges of y* Town for the ensueing year, and to 
;advise & agree Ab' any other matters. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 28 th Feb 17 . 

Voted. That it is the Oppinion of y* Sel. men that care be taken 
to revive an Inspection of y e breach of y* Town order respect in 
funerals. 

And that Exercise Conant & Ezekiel Cleasby be imployed to 
Inspect y* Same. 

And also that Ezekiel Cleasby be implo3 T ed to inspect y e breach 
of y e other Town orders. 

Voted, that Anthony Greenhill, Rob'. Scribener, Phillip Dillorock, 
<fe Jon a Allen be posted as Tipplers. 

Voted to continue the consideration of y* matter untill next 
Monday at 4 of y e Clok. 

[266.] At a meeting of y Sel men, March 5 th . Anno 1710, 11. 

Patience Favor being present Sayes y 1 She hath dwelt at Road 
Iseland for y e Space of twelve moneths Last past, & that She 
came from thence into this Town the Last week, and that her 
husb d is now at Long Iseland where She formerly dwelt. The Se- 
lect men do now warn her to depart out of this Town. 

Voted. That John Vickers be posted up among y e Tipplers. 

Ordered. That M r Benj a Colman be desired to be present to 
pray at y e opening of the Town meeting y e 12 th . of March Cur'. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men March 6 th . 

Voted, that Thomas Adkins, Zach' 7 Johnson, Doct r James 
Peneman, & Rob' Brown be Posted up as Tipplers. 

Voted. That that Paragraph in y' Law relateing to the Posting 
up of Tipplers together w 111 the form now agreed to by y e Sel. men 
for the Posting up of Tipplers, &c. 

March 10. Voted that y' memoriall now drawn up moveing for 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 127 

a Regulation of y e methodes of Teaching Lattin be presented to y* 
Town meeting. 

[267.] March 19 th . At a meeting of Addington Davenport 
Esq r , Mes Jaiah Tay, Daniel Oliver, Thomas Gushing, D r Oliver 
Noyes, Joseph Wadsworth & Edw d Hutchinson Sel. men for y e 
Town of Boston. 

Pursuant to a Notification reed from y e Sel. men of Charlestown 
dated y e 9 th of Mar. cur 1 and the directions of y* Law. 

The Said Select men have nominated and chosen Mesu r> Daniel 
Oliver, D r Oliver Noyes & Edward Hutchinson, Thomas Prat & 
Jonathan Eustice or any two of them, to joyn w th the Gentlemen 
appointed by y e Select men of Charles town in runing the line, and 
renewing the Bound Markes between their Town and ours, they 
haveing agreed to meet (in ord r to attend y e S d worke) at Daniel 
Whittemores at the head of South River, on the Last Tuesday of 
March cur' at eight of the clock in the morning. 

All the persons above named did accordingly meet at the Time 
& place abovesaid & together with the Gentlemen appointed by 
the Select men of Charlestown did Run the line and renew the 
bound markes between Boston & Charlestown, as may appear more 
at Large by their return in writeing lieing of file. 

[268.] The Sel. men have nominated & chosen Addington Da- 
venport Esq r , Mesu" Thomas Gushing, D r . Oliver Noyes, Joseph 
Wadsworth, Edward Hutchinson, John Floyd, Will Hasie, Elisha 
Tuttle, Sam 11 Breeden, Thorn" Berry, Edward Tuttle jun r . Abra m 
Hasie & Jonathan Townsend, or any two or more of them, for and 
on behalfe of the Town of Boston, to joyn w th those Gent who are 
or Shall be appoynted to attend the runing of the lines & re- 
newing the Bound markes between our Town and ether of y e 
Townes of Maiden, Lyn, or Reading, on Wednesday the 18 th . of 
Aprill next. And that those who are to rim the Line next Maiden 
do meet at the House of M r Will Ireland at eight of the clock in 
y e morning. 

And those who are to run the line next Lyn do meet at the 
House of Thorn" Marble at nine of the Clock in y e morning. 

And those who shall joyn in runing y e line next to Reading, do 
meet at the Three county heap of Stones at two of the Clock in y e 
after noon of y e S d 18 th of Aprill. 

And in case the wether on that day happens to be wett & appar- 
ently unsutable for y e [269.] performance of the Said worke, 
then in that case it is proposed that the Same be Attended on the 
Wednesday next following. 

And that the Town Clerk do by Letters give notice there of to y e 
Select men of the aforesaid three Townes respectively. And like 
wise to Notifie the constable of Rumny marsh to give notice to 
those of the afore said persons within his district that they are 
desired to attend y e S d worke. 

Pursuant to the foregoing appointment the Respective lines 
between Boston and Lyn, And between Boston and Maiden were 
upon the S d Eighteenth of Aprill Run and the bound marks renewed, 



128 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

as is recorded more at Large in the great Book of Records page 
330 to 333. 

[27O.] March 19 th . The Select men have agreed that Rob' 
Serevener, Phillip Dillorock, Jonathan Allen, John Vickers, Doc r 
James Penernan, Robert Brown, & Rich d Brown be posted up as 
Tipplers. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men March 23 th . 

Ordered. That four Notifications be posted up in 4 Several place, 
to give Publick notice that the Blue hill Lands at Brantry are to 
be .sold by y e present Sel. men. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, March 26, 1711. 

Voted. That Cap 1 John Ballentine and the rest of the persons 
Obliged to Maintaine y e Bridg Over the Creek in Ann Street be 
notified to make the Same a Sufficient Fast Bridg according to 
the Vote of the Town the 13 th of March Cur 1 . And they do order 
that they Attend the directions of the Sel. men. how the Same Shall 
be made. 

At the Same time M r James Maxwell was Sent to Cap 1 Ballentine 
w" 1 a copie of S d order, & directed to tell him that if he See cause 
he might come & Speak w* the Sel. men then Sitting, and he 
bro' answ r that Cap' Ballentine Said he had [271.] nothing then to 
Say to y e Sel. men and y* he would make the Bridg as it Should 
be. 

Voted. That in consideration of the Intrest and Security of y' 
Town and the Inhabit' 8 thereof. The Select men do not think it 
proper to accept of any other, then a Sufficient Fast Bridg over 
the creek in Ann Street, and that Cap 1 John Ballentine be notified 
thereof. 

Voted. That part of y e money granted by the Town at their 
Last meeting for Paveing be layd out in continueing the pavement 
at the Southerly end of Middle Street as far as the mill bridg 
provided the neighbours Ingage to do their parts. 

Ordered. That notice be given to the Sel. men of Roxbury 
desireing them to meet at the House of Sam 11 Meers nigh Roxbury 
Gate on Tuesday the Third day of Aprill next at four of y* Clock 
in the after noon, where the Sel. men of Boston or two or more of 
them have agreed to meet at y* S d time to joyn w th them in Riming 
the line & Renewing the Bound marks between our Town & theirs 
as y e Law directs. 

It is Since Agreed to Suspend the runing of y e S d line untill 
Some time y e Summer. 

[272.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men Aprill 2 d . 

William Greek being present Sayes y 1 he dwelt at New York ab* 
two years & that he came w 01 his Wife & Child from thence into 
this Town in August Last, and that he was Inlisted und r Coll 
Veech, and being Sick at Annopolis Royall he was dismist from 
S d Service & came from thence into this Town this Spring, the 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 129 

Sel. men do warn him to depart out of this Town w th his family, 
or find Suretys by y e Last Monday in this M. 

Richard Pcirse a Negro man being present Sayes he belongs to 
Cambridge & came from thence w th his Wife Some time in August 
Last, the Sel. men do warn him to depart unless he give Security 
b}- y e Last Monday in this M. 

Agreed to Lett unto Jeremiah Belknap a Shop extending from 
y e door way to the So ly corner of y e Town House w ch is to be 
Erected there, for the Term of Seven 3 - ears to Comence the first 
of June next, and for the first years rent he is to be at y e charge 
of building y e S d Shop, & to pay ten pounds p annum quar- 
terly for y e next 6 years, he to maiutaine & deliver up y e Same in 
Good repaire. 

[273.] Apr 11 2 d . Liberty is granted to Moses Peirse to dig 
up the H way for the Laying his celler draine into the comou 
Sliore Nigh the House of M r Jonath n Mountfort, provided he effect 
the Same w th Speed & Laj- y e S d draine w th Brick or Stone, & 
make good y e S d way agine. 

Voted. That M r Ezekiel Cleasby be imployed to Prosecute any 
Such as hath or Shall Transgress any of y e penall Orders & By- 
Laws of this Town, and he is to be allowed what Shall be thought 
reasonable as a Recompeuce for his Service therein. 

Ordered. That notice be given to the Bell-Ringers that they are 
ordered that in Toling of Bells for Funeralls, where a third Bell is 
desired, the Same Shall begin at the Expiration of just on hour 
alter the begining of the Toll of the Seacoud Bell, and they are 
directed to notifie the Same to Such as Shall bespeak the Tolling 
of Bells for any Fuuerall. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk give Publick notice there of by 
Posting up notifications thereof in Severall places in this Town. 

[274.] The Select men have agreed that in case that in case 
the Neighbourhood at their Own charge do effect the Pavem* of Nine 
foot in the breadth on each Side of y e way. Then the Sel. men 
w th the money granted by y e Town at y r Last meeting (for paveing) 
will defray the charge of paveing y e Townes part viz'. 

In Milk Street from M r Marshalls corner upwards as far as M" 
Adkinsons Gate. 

In Middle Street & North Street from the House of D r Cotton 
Mather to y e end Love Street. 

In Hanover Street from y e pavem' by M r Will" 1 Harrise" House 
to M Hare 8 corner. 

Voted. That Addington Davenport Esq r be desired in y e name 
of y e Sel. men to move y e Q r . Sessions in relation to y e presentments 
of y e H. wayes. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Aprill the 9 th . 

William Sutton 8 Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as 
an Inholder at the House where M Ann Pollord formerly Kept a 
Publick House of Inn nigh y e Comon in Boston Consented to by y* 
Sel. men. 



130 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

[275.] Ordered, that the High way at the enterance into Corn 
Market over Against the Sun Tavern Shall be preferred twenty eight 
foot in breadth, agreed on y e 16 th of Aprill. 

Voted. That M r Ezekiel Cleasby do make Application to one or 
more of Her Maj tte * Justices of the Peace desireing of y m a warr* 
for the Sending of Sam 11 Polley out of this Town to y e place where 
he belongs. 

Voted. That Notifications be posted Signifiing as followeth 
viz 1 . 

That the Select men (pursuant to a vote of the Inhabitants of 
this Town) haveing Layd out a High way, continueing of King 
Street upon a direct line as far down as Low water marke. If 
there fore any person or persons there be, who Lay claime to that 
part of the out wharfes or Flats through which the S d way is Layd 
out, they are desired to treat with the S d Select men who have 
agreed to meet at the Town House on each monday in Aprill cur 1 
and May next following at five of the clock in the after noon in 
order to treat w th them about the Same. 

Voted. That Peter Odlin be the Cow-Keeper for the year 
ensueiug. 

[276.] Voted. That M r Ezekiel Cleasby do apply to one of 
Her Maj tiea Justices for a war 1 to remove Sarah Boyce out of this 
Town to the place where She belongs. 

She being in a helpless condition, big w th child & belonging to 
Scituate, and brought from thence into this Town by Charles 
Turner of Scituate, on or ab* the 27 th of March Last, and M r James 
Maxwell Sayes he warned her on the 28 th day of the Same to 
depart out of this Town, The S d . M r Cleasby is also directed to 
make enquiry after y e S d Turner in order to his being Cited before 
Some of Her Maj de8 Justices to answer for his So Obtruding her 
upon this Town. 

Voted. That Addington Davenport Esq r . & M r Jsaiah Tay be 
desired to imploy and direct a workman to Enlarge y e Office 
belonging to this Town where the country records are kept, in 
order to Secure to y e Town Some Rent for the Same. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y e 16 th of Aprill. 

Voted. That Peter Odlin the present Cow-keeper do attend the 
Same Rules & instructions as was given to George Riply y e 12 th 
Aprill 1708. 

the S d Odling hath Since refused to Serve. 

[277.] Voted. That notice be given to Doctf Lancelot Lake. 
That the Sel. men do require him to take down and carry away, that 
Porch of his w ch Stands on the TownesLand Nigh the Mill-Bridge, 
by the 23 th . of Aprill cur 1 , or they will make complaint there of in 
a course of Law. 

Liberty is granted to M r John Pool to make a Toomb in the Old 
burying place there where his Relations are buryed. 

The price of wheat Stated by the Sel. men for Regulating the 
Assize of Bread is five Shill. and Six pence, and the Same is So 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 131 

to be posted to gether w th the Assize as in the Law is Stated for 
that price. 

Voted. That it is the Opinion of the Select men, that the 
Treasu r do attend the direction in the Law relating to the time of 
Enforceing the constables to pay in y e Town Rates. 

At a meeting of y e Sei. men, Aprill 23 th . 

The S d Sel. men On the one part, and Manasah Tucker and 
John Wadsworth of Milton of the other part have now agreed 
viz'. 

That the Said Sel. men do Sell unto the S d Manasah Tucker 
and Jn Wadsworth and [278.] their Associates all that the 
Tract or parcell of Land belonging to y e Inhabit" of Boston 
comonly called & Known by the name of the Blue hill Land lieing 
within the Town ship of Brantree. 

In consideration whereof the S d Manaseh Tucker & John 
Wadsworth for y ra Selves & Associates do agree to pay for the 
Same the Sume of fifeen hundred pounds in money viz 4 , two hundred 
pounds thereof in hand, two hundred pounds p annum for y e five 
years next following, and three hundred pounds more in full there 
of at the expiration of Six years next from this time, the S d money 
to be paid as it then passeth when it becomes due. 

Ordered. That notice be given to M r Sam 11 Phillips to remove 
his Ladder from y e Shops on y e South Side of y e Town House. 

Ordered, that John Stamford do forth with remove y* Earth of 
his y l Incumbers the H. way before his new House. 

The Sel. men have Lett to Jabish Negus the Shop w* 11 Mary 
Bissells had at three pounds p annum begun the 17 th aprill Curr'. 

Cautionary Letters w r Sent to Zach ry Johnson, Anthony Green- 
hill, Thorn 8 Adkins W m . Colmer, And r Willit, Sam 11 . Pearse, John 
Mauing, Mark Pilkiuton, Jn. Wilkie & John Morton. 

[279.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men Aprill 30 th . 

Voted. That John Wilkie & Mathew Collings be the Pownders 
for the year ensueing, And they & each of them are impowered to 
impound all Horses, Cattell or Sheep w ch they Shall find to Tres- 
pass on y e coraon or going there contrary to the Town order. 

Voted. That Sam" Polley & Sarah Boyce be returned to y* 
Court of Q r . Sessions as y e Law directs. 

Whereas Rob' Young Labourer w th his family are Lately come 
into this Town & desire to Inhabit here. Voted that in case M r 
W m Paine become bound in forty pound bond to Save y e Town 
from charge they are admitted. 

Voted. That M r Henry Bering be desired to provide the 
Severall materialls agreed to by y e Select men for the Extinguish- 
ing of fire, all Except Tubbs & buckets w h the Sel. men will take 
care ab'. 

Ordered. That y e Certificate from y e Sel. men of Cambridg that 
Rich' 1 Price a Free negro to belongs to them, and desire that he 
may be permitted to continue here in Boston and y 1 they are ready 
to afford him Sutable reliefe as there may be ocasion, that y e S d 
Certificate be lodged on file in y 6 T. Clerks office. 



132 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

[28O.] May 30 th . Ordered. That George Ripley (if he be 
able to undertake y e Same) be the Cow keeper for y e year ensueing. 
he Since appears unable to Serve. 

Ordered. That eighteen more of of y e papers ab* y e Tiplers be 
posted. 

Liberty is granted to M r Joseph "Wadsworth to Set uposts in 
Middle Street to prevent Carts coming to annoy the pavement w ch 
is now makeing & to be made there. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk give out warr' 8 for a Town 
Meeting to convene on Wednesday the Nineth day of May next at 
nine of y e Clock before noon to chuse four Representitives & one 
Constable, and to advise Ab' Secureing y e neck, improveing the 
Townes wharfe & Dock at Merryes Point, & ab' Selling the Townes 
wharfe & Dock at Merryes Point, & ab' Selling the Townes Land 
at Muddy River. 

The Select men do agree that in case M r James Lablond, and 
the rest of y' Neighborhood do defray y* charge of paveing nine foot 
on each Side of y e way, the S d Sel. men will allow not exceeding 
thirty Six pounds for y e Townes part of Ninety yards in length of 
y e H. way from S d M r Lablonds House to wards the Old burying 
place. 

[281.] At a meeting of y e Select men May 3 d . 

The Treasu 1 is advised to make up w th Elisha Cook Esq r , Scure- 
ing to y e Town y e Rent at full twenty Shill p Annum ever Since 
the 25 th of March 1687. and if need be to allow all y 1 the S d Cook 
hath Charged in his acco' formerly by him given in & lieing upon 
File w ch bring the Ballance due from him to the Sume of 7. 14. 4 d . 

Liberty is granted to Cap 1 Thomas Hutchinson to digg up the 
H. way in Middle Street for the repairing his draine there. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men May y e 7 th . 

Voted, that Abra m Ruee be the cowkeeper for y e year ensue- 
ing under y e Same Rules & power as was given to George Riply 
y e 12 th Aprill 1708. 

Ordered. That the Rev d Benj a Wadsworth be desired to begin 
w* prayer at the Opening of y e Town Meeting the 9 th of May Cur'. 

Ordered. That M r James Maxwell notifie the Bell Ringers to 
.Ring for y e Town meeting at eight & at nine of y e Clock in y e 
morning on y e nineth of may Cur 4 . 

Ordered. That a cautionary Letter be Sent to W m Payn Smith. 

[282.] The Select men haveing veiwed y e H. ways at Cam- 
bridg Street and Orrange Street have Ordered that y e Remarks 
by them made there be here Recorded viz'. 

From the Northwest corner of Sam u Thorns House, over to Cap* 
W m Aldens Land 21 foot. 

From the North west corner of Elisha Story 8 Land to y e S d Aldens 
Land 20 foot Ten inches. 

From the West ly corner of Justice Lyndes pasture next M. r Mid- 
dlecots pasture 21 foot, 7 inches. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 133 

From the Westly corner of M r Isaiah Tay' Barn over to y* Rayles 
28 foot. 

From y e S d Tayes Small Gate ab* y" middle of his pasture y e 
breadth of y e S d Way there 35 foot. 

From the West Corner of M r Minots pasture adjoyning to M r 
Gutridges 25 foot. 

From the West ly corner of M r Buttolphs Barn (at y e Lower-end 
of y e Way) to y e Land of M r Jer. Allen 28 foot. 

The Towucs Slip or enterance of y e Old Road on y* Easterl} 11 
Side of Orrange Street. 

From y e und r pining of y e House in w ch Kneeland dwells to 

y e House formerly Peter Welcomes is 31 foot. 

And from 20 foot lower down from y e Street 30 feet nine inches 
& So upon a Straight Line to y e corn er of y e S d Welcoms Wharfe. 

i [283.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, May y e 14 th . 

The Select men have agreed to Lay out Land in addition to the 
Southerly Side of Milk Street viz 1 . 

Of M Armitages Land. From the Range of y e corner of M ri 
Olivers garden, to two foot three inches within the fence now 
Standing between the S d Armitages & M r Balstons Land as it now is. 

Of M r Balstons Land. Two foot & three inches at the Westerly 
corner on a Straite line in breadth to four foot three inches within 
his Land, at the Easterly corner. 

Of M r Sam" Marshalls Laud. Four foot three inches of the 
Westerly corner & So upon a line to two foot three inches at the 
Easterly corner, the whol bredth of his Land being forty two foot 
in Front. 

The breadth of Milk Street as it is now Enlarged is as followeth 
viz'. 

From the Land of Cap 1 Nathan" Williams to y e Land of M r Jon ath 
Balston deceaced Eighteen feet. 

From the corner of Mackrill Lane over to M r Marshalls 

Land twenty one feet Seven inches. 

From the South East Corner of M r . Halwels Shop cross y e Street, 
twenty two feet Seven inches. 

The Breadth of Oliver Street is as follows viz 1 . 

At the uper end thereof Eighteen feet. 

Over ag' the uper end of M r Dan 11 Olivers Land, Ninteen feet. 

At the Lower end of y e S d Olivers Land Eighteen feet ten 
inches. 

[284.] At the Lower end of M r Noyse" House, Ninteen feet 
Ten inches. 

At the Lower corner of y e S d Noys' Land, not belonging to y* S d 
House, Ninteen feet Six inches. 

And from thence upon a Straight line, to the Lower end of the 
S d Street, where it doth measure in Breadth twenty two feet & 
Seven inches. 

Oidered. That the Town Clerk do cause Notifications to be 
posted for the Sale of the Townes Land at Muddy River. 

And also for y e disposall of Lands on y e Neck Signifieing that 



134 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

the Sel. men have agreed to meet at the Town-House on each 
Monday in May cur' & June next at four of y e Clock in y e after 
noon to Treat w th Such as Shall offer to Buy or be concerned there- 
in. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 21 th of May. 

The Select men have ageed w lh William Munford and have Lett 
unto him the use and improvem' of a Strip of y e Townes ground 
lieing in y e Front of M r Thomsons Land Nigh y e Town House, for 
the Laying his Stones there dureing y e Towues pleasure, not ex- 
ceeding four foot in breadth at the Lower end & thence bevilling 
up to nothing at y e uper end, for w ch he is to pay ten Shilling p 
annum begining from y e l et of June next. 

[285.] Voted. That Application be made to one of Her 
Maj tie " Justices praying a warr' to Send John Orms out of this 
Town to Newbery the place to w ch he belongs, he came from thence 
into this Town Some time in or ab' March Last, & was by M r 
Cleasby warned Some time in the moneth of Aprill Last to depart 
out of this Town, but Still continues here with out any allowance 
or consent of y e S d Sel men. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, May 25 th . 

The Sel. men have agreed now to proceed to the consideration 
of Constabls abatem". 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, May 28 th . 

Voted. That Mesu" Thorn" Gushing, Joseph Wadsworth, & 
Edward Hutchinson, be a comittee to order an direct ab' makeing 
a conveyance for the wast water at the Lower end of King 
Street. 

At a meeting of the Select men May y e 29 th . 

Voted an agreement to the following Articles und r y e considera- 
tion the 20 th of May curr' viz 1 , That 

Whereas that part of Trea mount Street Lying before the Lands 
of Cap'. Cyprian Southack and M r John Staniford is be come very 
inconvenient for carts passing thro' the Same and dangerous for 
Children by reason [286.] of the Steepness thereof, and also 
very much Incomodes the Street below the Hill, b3* the Dirt wash- 
ing down, thereby rendering the passage through it difficult. It 
is therefore mutually agreed between the S d Select men of the one 
part, and the S d Cyprian Southack and John Staniford on the 
other part, in manner following. 

That is to Say the S d Select men for and under the considera- 
tions hereafter mentioned, Have agreed to continue Trea-mount 
Street upon the Hill aforesaid, the S d way at the corner of M r 
Belknaps old House nearist Cap' Southacks Land to be eighteen 
feet wide, and to continue that breadth upon a Northerly line, un- 
till it come even with the South post of his Middle Gate, and from 
thence the S d way to continue on a Northerly Line, untill it come 
even with the North corner of the s d . Stamfords Land where it is 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 135 

to be twenty feet wide. And the s d . Selectmen do further agree 
that from the above-mentioned Corner of Belknaps House, untill 
it comes even w tu the South Post in the Gate afore said they will 
cause to be made a good Substantial Stone wall at the charge of the 
S d Town, and maintaine the Same, And do also agree [287.] not 
to Erect any Building to y e Northward thereof where by to hinder 
y e Prospect from the S d Soutbacks & Stamfords Lauds ; And further 
do consent that the S d Southack & Staniford may make a way 
down into y e Street below the Hill, provided it be against the line 
that divides their Lands, and that the Same be made Secure by 
Rayles on each Side, and do not Straighten the S d Street, In con- 
sideration whereof the S d Southack and Staniford do promise & 
agree to make and maintaine a good Substantiall Stone wall to 
begin even with the North corner of the S d Stauifords House, and 
So to run on a Southerly Lyne untill it come even with the South 
post afore mentioned in Cap' Southacks middle Gate where the 
Townes wall is to joyu it. And the Said Southack and Staniford 
are to make & alwayes maintaine and Secure their part of the S d 
wall So as Shall be to the Satisfaction of the Select men for the 
time being. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men June 4 th . 

Whereas y e Undertakers of y e Out wharfe at y e end of King 
Street have left unbuilt a Strip of flats on y e line from y e corner of 
D r Cooks Brick ware house downwards, The Sel. men conclude y e 
S d Strip of Flats belong to y e Town & is part of y e Street & order 
it to be So recorded. 

[288.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men June y e 5 th . 

Voted. That the Treasu r be directed to Lett out upon Intrest 
one hundred & twenty pounds of y e money reed, for y e blue hill 
Lands, to John Williams of Roxbury for one year ensueing Isaac 
Will m s & Stephen Williams being bound w' h him for pay mt . 

At a meeting of y e Select men June y e 11 th . 

Voted. That Mesu" Thomas Gushing, Joseph Wadsworth, & 
^dward Hutchinson be a comittee to Measure & Set out out the 
Extent of the Circular Line, where it falls upon the New Wharfe 
at y e end of King Street, according to y e Town vote & the plan 
thereof. 

And to give directions where a passage for Boats Shall be left 
open. 

Peter Rubine upon warning given him & being now present 
Sayes y' he is by Trade a Mason & that haveing been Subject to 
fitts & now weak in his hands, & that he belongs to Philadelphia 
and came Lately from thence to Road Iseland, & that from thence 
he came by Land into this Towne Ab' a moneth Since. The Se- 
lect men do now warn him to depart out of this Town. 

Whereas Obadiah Read and Samuell Hood have presented to y 
Select men an acco' of y e charge they have been at in makeing w* 
Stone [289.] coinon Shore at the Lower end of Prince Street 
in Boston, amounting to the Sume of fifty four pounds five Shill- 



136 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

ings and Six pence, w* the names of Such persons who receive 
benefit by haveing their Cellars drained thereby. Praying the S d 
Sel. men to judg and award each particular persons Proportion 
thereof as the Law directs, in order to their being enabled to 
demand and receive the Same. 

Accordingly the Select men have Considered thereof, and do 
award each person here after named, to pay as their proportions 
thereof, unto the S d . Ob. Read & Samuel Hood, the Respective 
Sumes as is here Sett down against each of their names viz'. 

Deac. John Barnerd 0. 6. 6 

Widd Farnum & daug 4 . 0, 6. 6 

Jonathan Farnum 0. 9. 6 

Ephraim Hunt 0. 19. 

John Harwood 1. 0. 

James Pecker 1. 8. 

M n Wadling 1. 9. 

Obadiah Read for two Cellars 3. 5. 

Widd Joles 2. 2. 

[2 9O.] Deacon John Atwood 1. 1. 6 

Joseph Wads worth 2. 3. 

Cap' James Pitts for two Cellars 4. 6. 

Daniel Wear 2. 3. 

Samuel Burnel 2. 3. 

Joseph Perram 2. 3. 

Benj a Bream for a Cellar of his 2.3.0 

Rich d Bill for a Cellar of his 2. 3. 

Mercy Richardson 2. 3. 

Jer. Condey 2. 3. 

John Tuttle 2. 3. 

David Norton 1. 1. 6 

John Charnock 2. 3. 

James Berry 2. 3. 

William Brown 2. 3. 

James Grant 2. 3. 

M" Whitwell 2. 3. 

Widd Sherrine 2. 3. 

Jos. Prout as Guardian to y* where Beers dwells 2. 3. 
Samuell Hood 2. 3. 



Sume to tall 54. 5. 6 



Voted. That Mesu Isaiah Tay, Daniel Oliver & Joseph Wads- 
worth be a Comittee to Repaire the Townes Wharfe at y e end of 
Dock Square by a Small addition thereto at y e Northerly end, and 
direct ab' cleering y e Towne" part of y' Dock & Excite y e neighbours 
to do the Same on their parts. 

[291.] Voted. That no person Shall or may hereafter throw 
or cast any Dirt or Trash into y e Town Dock nigh Dock Square 
nor Shall any Cooper water hoops there. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 137 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men June y e 18 th . 

Where as the Support of the Free Schools of this Town hath 
been, and Still is, at y e Cost & charge of the Inhabitants of y e 
Said Town and the Select men being informed of Several Instances, 
of Children Sent to y e S d Schools, whose parents, or others who of 
Right ought to defray the Charge of their Education, do belong to 
other Towues or Precincts. 

Where fore they y e S d Select men do direct the S d School masters 
to demand & receive of the persons Sending any Such children 
the accustomed recompence for their Schooling, and to Return 
unto y e Select men a List of their names, once (at y e Least) every 
year. 

Voted, that Cap' Ephr Savages acco' of eight Shill by him 
Expended on fence &c. at y e Old burying place be accepted in Leiw 
of y e grass let to him y e 17 th July 1710 page 231. 

Ordered. That M Taylor who came Lately from Cambridge, & 
is now at M rs Arualls House be warned to appear before y e Sel men. 

[292.] Whereas Cap' Gilbert Bant hath presented to y e Sel. 
men a Subscription of Sundry p'sons to the value of ab* fifty 
pounds w ch they offer to give towards widening the mill Bridge. 

Voted. That M r Isaiah Tay & M r Joseph Wadsworth be a 
Comittee to agree with workmen & forward the doing thereof. 

Pursuant to the Law of this Province Intitulled An Act for Reg- 
ulating of Free Negro 8 &c. 

The S d Sel. men do order and Require the Free Negroes of this 
Town hereafter named each one of them to give their Attendance, 
faithfully & dilligently to worke on cleansing & Repaireing the High 
wayes and other Services of this Towne, at Such time & place as 
the Select men, or Such person or persons whom they Shall irnploj' 
therein Shall direct and order, for the Space of So many dayes as 
is here after Set down against each of their names respectively 
viz', for this present year. 

dayes 

[293.] Robin Kates 8 

Adam Saffin 3 

Mingo Proctor 8 

Coffee Hutchinson 4 

Papaw Dick 8 

Grandy Eliot 8 

Chambers 8 

Peter Quaquo 4 

Phillip Hutchinson 6 

Dick Dudley 6 

Tom Rumny Marsh 8 

Charles Meneno 8 

Samson Negro 4 

Butcher Russell 6 

Thomas Mosman 4 

Ned Hubbart 4 

Mingo Walker 6 

Mingo Quinsie 8 



138 Crrr DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Joseph Jolla 8 

Ephraim Boyser 4 

Richard Borman 8 

Boston Waite 8 

Sambo Monck 8 

Great John 8 

Sebastin Levensworth 8 

Dick Patience 8 

Mingo Winthrop 8 

Thomas Cowell 8 

Mercy Tay, Mary Dafforn, Robert Orrainge, and Daniel Epes 
their Several! Petitions to Sel Strong drinck as Retaylors are 
allowed by y e Sel. men, and they are to be recomended to y e Court 
of Gen" Sessions of the Peace, as persons of Sober conversation 
Sutably qualified & provided for the Exercise of Such an Im- 
ployment. 

[294.] Ordered. That y e unpaved peice of H. way before the 
House of W m Cole deceaced be paved at y* charge of y e Town and 
also y* Townes part of y e way before y 8 House of M r John Nicholls 
in case he pave his part w ch was ordered y e 4 th curr 1 . 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, BOOK SECOND, 1711. 



[The Second Book of the Selectmen's Records begins here, 
with the following list of Inhabitants. W. H. W.] 

1711 

NEW INHABITANTS ADMITTED BY THE SEL[ECT> 

MEN. 

Oct r 18. Ephr m Weeler, John Bennet being his Bondsman. 

Feb. 28. Rob 1 . Bayley, Oliver Noyes & Sam 11 . Belknap. 
Security. 

John Brand, Oliver Noyes & Sam u . Belknap, Security. 

Mar. 21. Rebeca Fowl, Ez u . Needham & Jabez Fox, 
Securityes. 

1712 

June 12. William Little, M r . Josiah Willard being Security. 
July 8, Daniel Stevens, Edw d Weaver & Amb Vincent, 
Surity. 

July 21. John Wass, Benj* Johns & Jon* Wardel, Security. 
Henry Whitten, Thorn' Selby being his Security. 

1713 

Apr 11 21, Edw d George, Heel maker, Late of Charles T. ad- 
mitted by y* Sel. men. 

A prill 28. Gorge Brownel, Rob* Howard & Habijah Savage, 
being Security 

May 5 th . John Young Phillip Britton & Phillip Pendexter, 
being Suretyes. 

July 14, Thomas Loyd, Edw d Weaver & John Cotta, being 
Security. 

Robert Rudgate, John Wallise, Addington Davenport, Cap*. 
Cyprian Southack, Suretyes. 

1714 

May 6, Nahum Ward Sam 11 Bill, Eben'. Tolman, Suretyes. 

Nov r . 10. James Pitson, Thorn" Palmer Esq r . John George, 
Suretyes. 

Feb 17 21, Edward Sowerbut and wife, Mathew Nazro, Jacob 
Peirse, being Suretyes. 



140 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

1715 

Nov r 2. William Patten Francis Thresher, Hum Richards. 

April 19. Prudence Swan Paul Dudley Esq r . Jon* Wardell, 
Surety es. 

May 13. Charles Pym W m . Man & W m . Randoll, Suretyes. 

June 23. Robert Dobney Cap 1 John Alden being his surety. 

Octo r 12. Elias Bridgen Mary Hough & Abigail Jarvise, 
Suretves. 

Octo r 13, John Shippen, > Thom 8 Selbey & Thorn 8 Phillips, 
Suretyes. 

Octo r 13. Stephen Perks Thorn 8 Selbey & Thorn 8 Phillips, 
Suretyes. 

Octo r 27. George Maul, M r David Stoddard being surety. 
Dec'. 7. Martyn Hopkins, George Whitehorn & Peter Butler, 
Suretyes. 

SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, BOOK SECOND 1711. 

[1.] At a meeting of the Select men, June 20 th . 

The Sel. men have this day Signed a Lease to M r Jer. Belknap 
for the Shop at the South corner of the Town House for 7 year 
from 1 st June Cur 4 . 

Also they have Signed a Lease to Mesu Rich d . Proctor and John 
Cookson of the liberty and benefit of Sweeping Chimnyes for 7 
years. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk prepar Notifica to be Posted, 
Relating to Chimny Sweepers. 

At a meeting of the Select men, June 25 th . 

John Stephens, Cooper, Eben r Lowle, Priscilla Jackson, their 
Severall Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as Retaylors. 

And Nicholas Cock to Sell Strong Beer and Bottle d Ale in his 
House are allowed by the Sel. men, and to be recomended to the 
Court of Gen 11 Sessions of the Peace as persons of Sober conver- 
sation, Sutably qualified & provided for the Exercise of Such an 
imploym'. 

The Price of wheat Stated by the Select men for Regulating the 
Assise of Bread is five Shillings & Six pence p bushel. 

Liberty in granted to John Bucanan to dig in wood Lane for y e 
new making a Comon Shore of Stone provided he Speedyly mak 
y e way good againe. 

[2.] At a meeting of the Sel. men July 2 nd . 

Ordered. That notice be given to John Brewer that the Select 
men do require him forthwith to remove & car}' away the Earth 
and Rubbish w ch he hath Layd in Cross Street. 

Ordered. That notifications be posted Signifieing that a Tene- 
ment of y e Towns in Beacon Street is to be lett. 

Ordered. That M. Taylor who belongs to Cambridge 

& came thence into this Town be warned to depart. 

Ordered to Post notifica for Letting y e New Shops on y e North 
Side of y* Town House. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 141 

Ordered. That Cap'. Elisha Bennet be desired to take care of 
w' is at present needfull to be done in repaire of y a H. wayes on 
y e Road, at Rumiiy Marsh, and to Veiw & make report to y e Sel. 
men of w' he Shall think further needfull to be done therein. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men y e 9th of July. 

Ordered. That his Excel cy " order for y e Bringing in Provissiona 
for Supply of y e Camp at Noddles Iseland be posted up at Wini- 
simit. 

James Smith & Elisha Odling their Petitions to Sell drinck 01 
to Keep victualling Houses, disallowed. 

[3.] Ordered. That the Treasu r do lett unto Mesu John 
Mico & Thomas Leechmere Eighty pounds of the Appropriated 
Bills of Credit at Six p cent for one year, takeiug their bond for 
pay"*. 

Ordered. That notifica be posted, forbiding all persons to Cast 
or Lay Dirt or Trash at y e Lower end of King Street. 

Liberty is granted to Sam 11 . Hill to digg in the High way in 
Wings Lane, for Repaireing the Coraon-Shore there. Provided he 
therein Attend the direction of Mesu Isaiah Ta} r and Thomas 
Gushing, who are desired to inspect and give Necessary directions 
ab' the manner of doing the Same. 

Ordered That Nicholas Salsbury who belongs to Charles town & 
came Lately into this Town to dwell, be notified to appear be- 
fore the Sel. men w th Security or to depart out of this Town. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Aug 1". 

Eliz a Lyn" Petition to Sell drinck as a Retaylor and Elisha 
Odling to Sell as an Inholder or to Victualler are both disallowed. 

John Rayner & Ezekiel Carvath their Petitions to Sell drink 
as Retaylors are both allowed. 

[4.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Aug. y e 2 d . 

Ordered. That y e Town Clerk do forthwith war" for a Town 
meeting to convene on Fryclay the 3 d of Aug cur* at 3 of y e 
Clock after noon to advise & agree ab' a fortification on y e neck, 
or an}* other place w ch Shall be thought needfull, and to grant 
money to Effect the Same. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Aug. y e 6. 

The Price of wheat Stated by y e Sel. men for Regulating the 
Assize of Bread is Six Shill p. bushall. 

Mary Wright & James Smith their Sever* 1 Petitions to Sell 
drink as Inhold" disallowed. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Aug. 9 th . 

The Sel. men haveing formerly Layd out a Strip of M r . 
Sam" Marshalls Land next to Milk Street for Enlargem' of 
the H. way there, but can't agree w th S d . Marshall Ab'. the 
Damage & value there of, Ordered, That the Town Clerk Lay 
the matter in writeing before the Court of Gen u . Sessions, pray- 



142 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

ing that the S d . Strip of Laud may be veiwed and Valued as y* 
Law directs. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Aug 13 th . 

Edward Wildcy & And r Mansfeeld the Sever" Petitions to Sell 
drinck as Retaylers. Approved. 

James Meers* Petition to Sell drinck an an Inholder at his 
House in cornhill approved. 

"5.] At a meeting of y e Select men, Aug. 20 th . 

The Several Petitions of Fortune Reddock, Martha Gwin to 
Sell drinck as Retailors are approved by y e Sel. men. 

Voted. The Sel. mens Consent, That Thomas Phillips his Ly- 
cence to Sell drinck as a Retaylor be renued for y e year ensuing. 

Sarah Phelps at her House nigh Olivers Dock & Will m Worm- 
wall at y e House where Lydia Burrington dwelt, their Severall 
Petitions to Sell drinck as Inholders are allowed b} - y e Sel. men. 

Sam". Tyley* Petition that his Lycence may be renued as an In- 
holder upon his removeall from the Salutation to M r . Den-ings 
House in Merchants Row is allow d by y e Sel. men. 

Elisha Odling jun r his Petition to Keep a Comon Victualling 
House at his House at y e north end of the Draw-Bridg, is ap- 
proved by the Sel. men, Provided he Sell no wine, Rum or other 
Strong drinck. 

Hannah Earl he* Petition to have her Lycence as an Inholder 
renewed is disallow d by y e Sel. men. 

Mary Wright and Gilbert Indecot their Severall Petitions for 
Lycence to Sell drinck as Retaylors, are disallow d by y e Sel. men. 

The Town Clerk is directed to take out a war' fro.n the Clerk 
of y e Peace, for an Apprizem 1 of y e Strip of Land of M r Sam 11 
Marshalls for y e Enlargem 4 of Milk Street. 

[6.] Voted. That it is the opinion of the Select men, that 
the forty eight hours notice mentioned in the order or Bylaw Ab l 
Chimny Sweepers, is to be under stood Exclusive of Lordsdayes, 
or any other dayes wherein Servile labour is forbidon. 

And that the number of Storeys in each House be reconed accord- 
ing to the number of windows one above another in the Front, 
excepting the windows in Cock-lofts. 

Liberty is granted to Edward Proctor to digg up the H. way 
across Fish-street for the Laying his Cellar draine there, provided 
he lay it with brick or Stone as the Law directs. And also to 
break up and New Lay the pavem 1 in y e Street before his House 
for the better accomodation of Passengers. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 23 d of August. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk make Application in writeing, 
to the Court of Gen" Sessions of the Peace at their Adjournm 1 to 
y* Last Monday cur 1 , Praying them to Order the Rule for Appor- 
tioning & leveying the Three hundred pounds granted by the Town 
at their meeting in March Last, for the Support of y e Watch. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 143 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, Aug. 24 th . 

Voted, that the Town Clerk do forthwith give [7.] out warr" for 
a Town Meeting to Convene on Monday the 27 th of August cur 4 at 
eight of the Clock in the morning, to hear & advise upon what the 
C'omittee (a pointed at y e Last Meeting) Shall offer to their con- 
sideration relating tomakeing aline of defence on y e neck, whether 
to purchace Land for that end, or to pursue any other pfoposall 
w ch they Shall offer, and accordingly to agree upon what Shall be 
thought needfuil relating thereto. 

At a meeting of y* Select men, Aug. 27 th . 

Liberty is granted unto Rob'. Cock to dig in the High way in 
Prince Street for y* Laying his Cellar draine into y e Comon Shore 
there, provided he Lay y" Same w* h Brick or Stone <sb make good 
y e S d way w* Speed. 

Voted. That y" Sel. men do with draw their Objections Ag'. 
Hannah Earls Lycence being Renewed as an Inholder. And 
Benj* Dyers being a Retayler. 

Sam" Green* Petition for Lycence to Sell drink as an Inholder, 
disallowed. 

Faith Waldo' Petition for Lycence to Sell drink as a Retaylor, 
Approved by y' Sel. m. 

Liberty is granted to Coll Sam u Checkty to digg up y e H. way 
in Ann Street for the Repaireing the Conduit pipes there. 

[8.] Voted. That Addington Davenport Esq r . & Cap 1 . Oli- 
ver Noyes be a Comittee to Effect the makeing a wall at Trcn- 
mount Street nigh unto Cap'. Southiacks. And to Treat w th persons 
ab' building a house there. 

Ordered. That y e Town Clerk draw a Petition and present to 
the Q r . Sessions, praying y m to order an apprizem' of that part 
of the out wharves where the end of King Street is to Range that 
So the owner or owners thereof when they appear may be paid for 
y e Same 

Aug. 31. The Sel. men in Consideration of the great demands 
from abroad of Graine and y 1 there is but little bread corn now in 
y e Town being of Opinion that now is a time wherein is like to be 
a Scarcity. They do agree to Adress his Ex cy the Gov r & Coun- 
cel, pursuant to y* vote of y e Town this day. 

At a meeting of y e Select men, Sepf 3 d . 

Whereas the Mill Bridg is now ab' to be made wider, and that 
So the High way there may be more Comodius for y e Inhabi" 8 . 

Ordered. That the Conduit at the South' 1 " corner of y e S d Bridg 
be made Levell w th y e Street. And that Cap'. John Ballentine & 
others who claime Propriety in the S d Conduit, be notified thereof. 

[9.] Ordered. That the Town Clerk do Send notice to the 
Select men of Roxbury Signifieing that they are desired hy them 
selves or Such others whom they Shall appoint, to meet at the 
House of M r Sam 11 Meers, Nigh Roxbury gate on Tuesday the 1 1 th 



144 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

of Septeml/ cur' at three of the Clock in the afternoon, where the 
Select men of Boston or any two of them will meet & joyn w th the 
S d . Roxbury Gent" 1 , in Riming the line and Renewing the bound 
markes between y* S d . Town and theirs according to the direction 
of the Law. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Sept r 8 th . 

Ordered. That M r . W m . Manley is directed to Sett posts across 
Hanover Street, ag'. the House of M. Thatcher, So as to prevent 
Horse or Cart damnifieing the New pavement there, and So to 
continue untill further order. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 10 th . of Sept 1 ". 

Ordered. That M r Eneas Salter be directed to Sett up posts 
across Treamount Street So as to prevent Horse or Carts from 
damnifieing the new pavement there, and y e S d . posts So to continue 
untill further order. 

Liberty is granted to Edward Wade to digg up the H. way at y e 
end of wings Lane, for the repaireing his Cellar draine there w th 
Timber to Keep out y e Salt water, Provided he attend y e directions 
of M r . Tay therein. 

[1O.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Sept r . 17 th . 
Eliz* Lowle Wid. her Petition for Lycence to Sel drinck as a 
Retaylor in y e room of her Late husb d Eben r Lowle deceaced. 
Allow d by y e Sel. m. 

Liberty is granted to Jonath" Wsldo to dig in y e High way before 
his House at y e end of Wings Lane for the makeing thite his Cel- 
lar draine there. 

Voted. That anyone of the Sel. men as there Shall beOcation, 
are impowered to warn and require the free negros to Attend the 
Service of y e Town in performing Service according as they are 
Assessed. 

Voted, an agreemen 4 to Vissit y e familyes of this Town Accord- 
ing to former usage on Tuesday the 21 th . cur*, 25 th cur 4 , viz'. 
No. 1. Eliasha Hutchinson, Esq T . 
Cap 1 . Tho. Hutchinson 
Mesu. Jos. Wadsworth 
John Ruck. 
No. 2. John Clark, Esq r . 

M r . Edw d Hutchinson 
Joseph Prout 
Cap 1 . Edw d . Marty n 
No. 3. Thorn 8 Brattle Esq r 
Edw d . Lyde E*q r 
M r . Isaiah Tay 
Cap'. Habijah Savage 
No. 4. Simion Stoddard Esq r 
Paul Dudley Esq r . 
Sam 11 Lynde Esq r . 
M r . Thorn 8 Cashing 
M r . Tim Lindall 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 145 

No. 5. Jer. Dummer Esq 

Thorn'. Palmer Esq r . 
Cap'. Oliver Noyes 
M r . Ezekiell Lewise 
No. 6. Pen Townsend Esq. 

M r . Elisha Cook, jun*. 
Majo r Thorn 8 Fitch 
M r . Grove Hirst 

[11.] No. 7. Sam". Sewall Esq. 
John VVally Esq. 
M r . Dan 11 . Oliver 
M r . Sam u . Marshall. 
No. 8. Edw d . Bromfield, Esq. 

Addington Davenport, Esq. 
M r . Will m . Welsteed. 

Whereas Aud r . Belcher Esq r ., Comissary Gen" doth move unto 
3 >e Select men, for the use of the Townes Honseing on Fort-hill 
for the eutertainm' of y e Sick w ch may hapen to return from in the 
Expedition. 

Voted. A consent of y 6 Sel. men provided y e S d . Houseing be 
not damnified or prejudised thereby. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Sept'. 24 th . 

Ordered. That Cap'. Rich d . Fyfield & M r . Robt. Calefe do re- 
move the posts the}' have Set up in Pond sti'eet, two foot neerer 
to their oun Lands. 

Ordered. That Joseph Squire do remove and take away the 
fence which he hath Set up in Long lane. 

Ordered. That Notifications be againe Posted up, for Sale of 
Laud at Muddy River. 

Ordered. That Notifications be posted up Signifieing y' Deere 
Iseland is to be Lett. 

Mesu. Tim Clark 

John Maryon 
Sam 11 . Johnson 
Joshua Winsor 
W m Griggs 
Gyles Fyfield 
Sam 11 . Plumer 
Jno. Oliver 
Joseph Gallop 
John Wilson & 
Jos. Belknap, 
are nominated to be veiwers of Cord wood. 

[12.] Ordered. That Such of y e Town orders or By-Laws, 
as are not yet in Print, be forth with Printed So as to be annexed 
to y e former. 

John Bucanan haveing presented to y e S d . Select men an acco*. 
of his disburst 1 "". in new makeing a comon Shore of Stone in 
Wood Lane in Boston w th the Allowance and consent of y e S d . 
Sel. men, extending from the North Easterly corner of y e dwell- 
ing House of M. Mary Edwards, as far upwards as y e S d . Bu- 



146 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

eanans Cellar draine, measureing in the whole One hundred and 
Sixty feet, amounting to twenty-three pounds, w ch acco' bears 
date in August Last, being distinguished as followeth viz'. 
From y e S d . corner to y e S d . Edwards 8 draine 
of her Brick ware house Cellar 109 feet at 
2/10J p foot . . . 15. 13. 4 

From thence to M rs . Leasonbee & Grices, 

draine 18 feet 2. 11. 9 

From thence to John Bucanas 33 feet . 4. 14. 10 



23. 0. 

The names of y e persons with their Respective Houses w ch are 
benefitted by their Cellars being drained by and through the Said 
comon Shore and their proportions to the S d . Charge, according to 
the Rules prescribed in the Law are as followeth, viz'. 

[13.] Mary Edwards 1/15 part of 15. 13. 4 . 1. 01. 
Sam 11 Grice 1/14 part of 17. 04. 7 . . 1. 4. 8 
Marcy Leasonbee 1/14 part of ditto . . 1. 4. 8 
Jn Bucanan 1/12 part of 19. 9. 9 . . 1. 12. 6 
Jn Prout, Alias Susan" Clench 1/12 of 

ditto 1. 12. 6 

Deborah Prout 1/12 of ditto . . . 1. 12. 6 



Joseph Prout 1/12 of ditto . 

Will ra . Robie 1/12 of ditto . . 

Nicho". Cock 1/12 of ditto . 

W m Coles Succesor 1/12 of ditto. . . 

Hanna Henly" Sucessors 1/12 of ditto . 

Mathew Jones 1/12 of ditto . 



12. 6 
12. 6 
12. 6 
12. G 
12. 
12. 6 

Peter Leech 1/12 of ditto . . . . 1. 12. 6 
Francis Pumery 1/12 of ditto . . . 1. 12. 6 
WidGoold 1/12 of ditto . . . . 1. 12. 6 



23. 0. 

and the S d . John Bucanan haveing Petioned the S d . Select men to 
judg and award thereon as the Law directs. 

Voted. That y* S d . Select men do allow & approve y* S d . 
Acco'. and of the Several proportions of the Charge there of as 
above Set forth and distinguished, and do adjudg y'. the Same be 
accordingly paid, by the S d . persons respectively. 

Joseph Prout haveing presented an acco'. to the Sel. men of 
four pounds & four Shill. by him expended on twenty Seven foot 
of Comou Shore at the end of wood lane from the Lower Side or 
Fish Street dowards into the Slip, made w th Stone, by y e Appro- 
bation of y e Sel. men, & done in June & July 1710, [14.] with 
the names of the persons whose respective Houses are equally 
benefited by their Cellars, being drained by and through the 
same, with his Petition to the Select men to judg and award 
thereon as the Law directs. 

Voted. That the S d . Select men do allow & approve the S d . 
acco'. And do Adjudg that the S d . Sume 4. 4. 0. be born and 
paid in Equall Shares by and between 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 147 

Mary Edwards, for 2 Cellars 0. 10. 6 

Sam". Grice 0. 5. 3 

Mercy Leasonbee ' 0. 5. 3 

John Bucanan 0. 5. 3 

John Prout 0. 5. 3 

Joseph Prout 0. 5.3 

Deborah Prout 0. 5. 3 

W m . Robie 0. 5. 3 

Nich u Cock 0. 5.3 

W m . Coles, Sucessors 0. 5. 3 

Hanna Henlyes, Sucessors 0. 5.3 

Mathew Jones 0. 5. 3 

Peter Leech 0. 5. 3 

Francis Pumery 0. 5. 3 

Experience Goold 0. 5. 3 



4. 4. 

Joseph Prout haveing presented an acco* to the Select men of 
four pounds by him Expended in New makein a Coiuon Shore of 
Stone (w th the Allowance of y* Sel. men) extending from John 
Bucanan' draine [15.] upwards towards Nicholas Cocks House 
Twenty feet in length, viz'. 

From John Bucanans draine upward to John Prouts 6 feet at 
4/ 1. 4. 

From thence upward 14 feet at 4/ 2. 16. 



4. 2. 

w tn the names of the persons whose Houses are benefited by their 
cellars being drained by and through the Same, and their propor- 
tions to y* S d Charge, and y* rules prescribed in y* Law are as 
followeth viz'. 

John Prout 1/11 pt. of 24/ 0. 2. 2. 

Jos. Prout 1/10 p'of 3. 17. 10 d . 0. 7. 9. 

Deb. Prout ditto 0. 7. 9. 

W m . Robie ditto 0. 7. 9. 

Nich" Cock, ditto 0. 7. 9. 

W ra . Coles Successors ditto 0. 7. 9. 

Hanna Henlyes, Successors 0. 7. 9. 

Mathew Jones 0. 7. 9. 

.Peter Leech 0. 7. 9. 

Francis Pumery 0. 7. 9. 

Experience Goold 0. 7. 9. 



3. 19. 8. 

w th his Petition to y* Sel. men to judg & award thereon as y* Law 
directs. 

Voted. That the S d . Select men do Allow & Approve the S d 
acco' and the Several proportions of y* Charge thereof as above 
Set forth, and do Adjudg that the Same be accordingly paid by 
y e S d . persons respectively. 

[16.] Sept. 26. At a meeting of the Select men. 



148 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Liberty is granted to Isaac Adiugton Esq r , to the children of 
Cap 4 . Nath 11 Green deceased and to M r John Colman, to break 
ground in to Old burying place to make three Tombs viz', one for 
each family. 

Liberty is granted to Cap*. Oliver Noyes & to M Rebecca 
Adams to break ground in the burying place next the Comon, for 
the makeing each of them a Toomb. 

Ordered. At a meeting of y e Selectmen Oct or 1 st . 

Ordered. That the persons Imployed in y e Select watch in 
June last, do againe begin & take place from Thursday y e 27 th . of 
Sept r . Last. 

At a meeting of y e Sel men, Octo r 8 

Robert Downing is admitted a Watch man at y e South Battree 
in y e room of Abr m . Clark. 

Nicholas Boon & Several others who w r . burnt out at y e Late 
fire haveing petitioned to build or bring Timb r buildings for Shops 
to Stand for the present .on Some of y e Lands where the Houses 
were demollished, the Sel. men not out of disregaurd to their 
calamitous circumstances, but for other reasons respecting the 
good & benefit of y e Town, they do disallow their S d . Petitions. 

[17.] At a meeting of y" Sel. men Octo r . 15 th . M r . Edw d . 
Hutchinson is desired to take care of the Townes Lead Saved out 
of y e Ruiues & get the Same made into bullets for a Town Stock. 

Voted the consent of y e Select men y*. the eighty pounds of 
Appropriated Bills of Credit now in y e Treasury be improved for 
Carryimg on the Fortification on the neck untill March next & 
then to be returned. 

Whereas the Sel. men did on the 3 d of Octo br Cur' order Job 
Ingram to ring y e Bell at M r Colmans at nine, five & eleven of 
y e Clock. It is now ordered M Williams MV^ the Leave of M r . 
Pemberton' Church do ring that bell at nine at night & five in the 
morning. 

Ordered. That So many of the persons as nominated the 24 th . 
of Sept r . Last to be Veiwers of Cord wood who Shall Accept 
thereof are now chosen to y 4 Service. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Octo r . 22 d . 

Mar}- Willard Widd, & Sarah Holmes Widd their respective 
Petitions for Lycence to Sell drinck as Inholders w r approved by 
y e Sel. men. 

M r Thorn' Gushing is desired to Lett out y e Townes House where 
Sims & Morto dwelt. 

[18.] Liberty is granted to Cap* Oliver Noyes and his parte- 
ners in y e New Settlements on y e Neck to Sett up posts before 
their Lands in Orrange Street to Stand four foot dist'. from their 
respective Lands. 

Agreed that in case M r Obadiah Reed do pay into y e Treasury 
five Shillings, it Shall be Accepted in full for the incumberance 
w ch he or his Tennant Cap*. Robinson for Severall years past hath 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 119 

made by Laying Timber &c. on part of y e two rodd Highway 
before his Land, between Adkins" & Hudson 8 point in Lyn Street. 

Liberty is granted to Elislia Cook, Esq r . to Sett a Row of Posts 
before his brick ware-Houses at y e Lower end of King Street, the 
lower post to stand eight foot dist' from y e Lower corner of his 
ware house, & the uper posts ab' eleven foot dist'. from S d . ware- 
houses. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do present to y e Gen". Court a 
petition ab' rebuilding y e Town House and a Petition praying y m 
t discharge y e Town of makeing pay rat for 1C bar" 9 & \ of powder 
belonging to y e Province w ch was expended in blowing up of 
Houses. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Octo r 29*". 

Voted. That the Assessors be desired to agree on as reasonable 
terms as they can with one or more of the present Constables 
[19.] to collect the Lists of Rates w ch Should have been collected 
by Consta. Moor who is removed & gone out of this Town. 

According to an Agreem 1 made by M r Thom 8 Gushing the Scl. 
men do admit Rob 1 . Price as a Tennaut in y e House where Sims 
& Morto. dwelt, he paying Six pounds p. annum Rent comencein2 
y e 24 th . of Octo br . Cur'. 

At a meeting of the Select men Nov r . 5 th . 

Ordered. That notice be given to all Butchers within this Town, 
who have hooks hanging in any of the Streets, that the Select 
men do require them forth with to remove and take away the 
Same, in ord r to prevent danger to the Inhabit". 

By order of the Select men Notice was given by the Town Clerk 
to Simion Stoddard Esq r ., that he is by y m desired to put the 
buildings and fence on Deere Iselaud in Repaire According to 
Lease. 

Ordered. That notice be given to all persons who have carryed 
out or Layd any Earth, dirt or Rubbish in an}* of y e Streets and 
the Same continueing there to the offence or annoyance of the In- 
habit" or any of them. That the Select men do require every of 
them forth with to remove and carry away the Same. 

Voted. That in case y e Town be Nonsuited in D r . Cooks Case, 
M r . Attorney be desired to renew y e Suit. 

[2O.] Voted. That Cap' Oliver Noyes be desired to cause to 
be repaired the Towues wharfe by Dock Square, And to Carry out 
the Peer, not exceeding ten foot further on the South ly corner & 
feetecn foot on y e North ly Corner. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do cause notifications to be 
posted up Signifieing that y e Townes Wharfe by Dock Square is 
to be lett. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men Nov r . 1 2 th . 

The Select men have Lett unto Joseph Butt all Deere Iseland 
w th the Houseing an Fences thereon from the first day of March 
Next for and dureing the Term of Seven years from thence Next 



150 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

cnsuc'ing. The S 4 . Select men to put the Houseing in Repuiro 
The S d . Joseph Butt to pay the yearly Rent of twenty eight pound 
at the Expiration of each year & to pay y e whole Publick Rates & 
Taxes, and to deliver the Same in the like Tenantable repaire at 
y e end of y e Term, and Nath" Butt of Dorchester binds himself e 
as Surety for pay mt of y e Rent. 

Ordered. That warr 1 ' be given out for a Town meeting at the 
Rev d . M r . Colmans Meeting House on Fryday the 10 th . Cur' at 
Nine of-y e Clock before noon, to Chuse one constable in the room 
of [21 .] Sam 11 Moor was before chosen to that Servise & is Since 
that gone out of y e Town. To advise ab* Erecting a, New Town 
House, and Ab' Selling a Tenem' in School Street & Laying out 
the produce of that and of the Muddy River Land in Erecting a 
building nigh Cap 1 . Southiaks House. 

At a meeting of S. m, Nov r . 19. 

Ordered. That Notice be given to the Sel. men of Cambridg. 
that Rich d Peirse a Free negro belonging to their Town and at 
their request was Suffered to continue here, is now 111 & disabled 
in his Limbs & likely to be a Town charge, they are there fore 
desired to take the care of him & Afford him Sutable reliefe. 

Complaint, being made to the Sel. men that a chimny in the 
Occupation of Jonathan Allen is defective & dangerous, Ordered. 
That Messu" Nath u . Goodwin, Benj* Goodwin & James Pecker or 
any two of them be desired to Veiw & Survey the S d . chimny, and 
in case the Same appear to them defective & dangerous Keeping 
fire there, that then and in that case he be warned to forbear 
Keeping fire therein untill the Same be Sufficiently Secured to the 
Satisfaction of the Sel. men on penalty of his paying the fine pro- 
vided in y e Law. 

The Price of Wheat now Set is 6 Shill. p. Bushel. 

[22.] Agreed that M r Rich d Proctor may Improve as a Shop 
the room w ch of Late was y e Watch-House he paying for y e Same 
31b. p. annum. See p. 25. 

Voted. That M r Edward Hutchinson be desired to take into his 
custody the goods Saved at the Late fire of w ch no owner doth yet 
appear, in order that the right owners may have them when it is 
Known who they are. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Nov r 26 th . 

Voted. That Mess" Gushing & Hutchinson be desired to treat 
w th ]yjr Attorney, ab' Reviveicg a Suit Ag l . Dr. Cook &c. relating 
to the Incroachm' at the Lower end of King Street. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Dec r . 3 d . 

Liberty is granted to M r . Joseph Billings and M r . Charles 
Morrise to digg in the Highway in Hanover Street for repaireing 
their Cellar draines there provided they therein Attend the direc- 
tion of the Law. 

At a motion made by M r . Thomas Gyles Ferry man, Liberty is 
granted to him to joyn w th M r . Watts in Setting up a third boat 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 151 

to ply between Boston & Winisimet, So as that he as Lcassee to 
the Town, retaine y e one halfe of y e whole benefitt of that Ferry 
dureiug the term of his Lease. 

[23.] Voted. That the Gentle men who Represent this Town 
in Gen" Assembly be desired to move in y e S d Court for a Settle- 
ment of the flats lying before this Town, according to a Plan 
thereof formerly taken by y e Sel. men. And that the plan to- 
gether with a copie of the Select mens return be delivered to Some 
one of them. 

At a meeting of Elisha Hutchinson, Pen Townsend, Jeremiah 
Dummer, Ed w d . Bromfield, Thorn* Palmer, Sam u . Lynd, & Adding- 
ton Davenport Esquires Justices of the Peace for the County of 
Suffolke, together with the Select men of y e Town of Boston on y* 
14 th of Novemb r . 1711 

Voted, that the High way in Corn-hill Shall run on the 
westerly Side there of upon a Straight line from the Southerly 
corner of Mr. Beuj a Walkers House to a Stake now Standing on 
the Southerly Side of Cap' Ephraim Savage 8 land being forty 
Seven foot & halfe distant from the South westerly Corner of Cap' 
Pitts his house, and from thence to a Stake now Standing ab'. nine 
foot Southward of the North 1 * part of the Land of Simiou Stoddard 
Esq r . being forty Seven foot & halfe dist' from the Southwest 1y 
corner of M r Will" 1 . Payns New Brick house, and from thence 
upon a Straight line Rangeing w" 1 the North Easterly corner of M r . 
Sam 11 Hangh" House. 

[24.] Voted. That the Line of y" High way in Corn hill 
Shall run Straight from y e Corner of Cap'. Tim Clarks Tenement 
to y e So. westerly corner of M r . Sam" Grcenliefe" buildings 

Voted. That M. Gibbs 8 Corner where M r . Christo r Kilby 
Lately dwelt Shall be Set back three foot Easterly within the In- 
side of her Cellar Wall, and that three foot eight inches to y e 
Northward of that is the place where the corner is now to be and 
from thence the line of y* Street is to run Straight to the corner of 
M r . Will" 1 Mans Brick house, the Breadth of the High way from 
S d . M Gibbs 8 Corner as Now Stated, over to y e Land where M r . 
Gibboons House formerly was is forty two feet, and from thence 
the line of y' Street is to run directly to y e corner of M r Derings 
Land, and on y" Easterly Side of y e Way the line is to run Straite 
from M Gibbs 8 corner as now Stated to the brick wall or front of 
M r . Henry Gibbs 8 Land. 

At a meeting of Her Maj tie * Justices within the Town of Boston, 
and the Select men of the S d . Town the 10 th . of Decemb' 1710 

being present the Hon ble Waite Winthrop Esq r , Elisha Cook, 
Samuell Sewall, Elisha Hutchinson, Pen Townsend, Jer Dummer, 
Edw d . Bromfield, Thorn* Brattle, Paul Dudley, John Clark, Sam 11 
Lynd, Esq r . Justices of y e Peace. 

Isaiah Tay, Daniel Oliver, Thomas Gushing, Oliver Noyes, 
Joseph Wadsworth & Edward Hutchinson Select men. 

[25.] Voted. That Thomas Brattle Esq r , M r . Isaiah Tay, 
M Eliz* Maccarty & M Eliz ft Powuiug Shall be taken into con- 



152 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

sideration in order to Satisfaction for their Houses w ch were Blown 
up in order to Stop the progress of the fire w ch hapened in this 
Town y e 2 d . of Octob r Last. 

Voted, an adjournm' of this meeting of the Justices & Sel. men 
untill Thursday the 20 th . of Dec r . cui %t at 4 of y e Clock afernoon at 
the House of M r . Benj a . Johns. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Dec r . 10 th . 

Signed a Lease to Joseph Butt for Deere Island Lett to him for 
Seven years ensueing from the first day of March next. 

Voted. That M r . Joseph Wadsworth, M r . Edw d . Hutchinson & 
Joseph Prout be desired to Inquire into j- e quantaty & condition 
of y e Powder in the North Meeting House, and put the Same into 
a Condition fitt for Service. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Dec r . 17 th . 

Upon a Motion of the first Church in Boston, for the use of the 
Lattin School House for Church meetings after five of y e clock, as 
they Shall have Ocation during their present want of a Meeting 
House, Consented to by y e Sel. men. 

The Sel. men have now agreed w th M r . Rich d . Proctor to let the 
Shop w ch was y e watch House at three pounds ten Shill. p. 
Annum from y e 1 st . of Dec r . cur'. 

[2G.] Voted. That Addington Davenport Esq r . be desired to 
treat w th Such Gent 1 " who are concerned ab* procureing place in 
M r . Colmans Meeting-House to Lodg Some powder there for blow- 
ing up of Houses in Case of Fire and the like is desired of M r 
Dan 11 . Oliver at M r Pembertons Meeting House. 

Decemb r . 20 th . At a meeting of the Justices and Select men of 
the Town of Boston, being then present. 

Samuel Sewall, Isaac Addington, Elisha Hutchiuson, Pen 
Townsend, Jer Dumraer, Edw d . Bromfield, Thorn 8 Brattle, Paul 
Dudley, John Clark, Sam 11 Lynd, Thorn' Palmer, & Addington 
Davenport Esq. Justices of the Peace. 

And Isaiah Tay, Daniel Oliver, Thomas Gushing, Oliver Noyes, 
Joseph \Vadsworth, Addington Davenport Esq r . & Edward Hutch- 
inson, Select men. 

Voted. That James Meers, Martha Gwin, Sarah Dynly & Rich d 
Proctor Shall come under consideration for Some Allowance for 
their Houses being blown up. 

In answere to the Petitions of the Several persons hereafter 
named praying Recompence for their Several & respective Houses 
w ch w r blown up in Order to Stop the progress of the Late Fire 
w eh hapened on the 2 d of October Last, the w eh being considered & 
the circumstances of each debated. The S d Justices & Select 
men by the major part of each did vote as folio weth viz'. 

[27.] Voted. That Thorn' Brattle Esq r . be allowed the Sume 
of Thirty pounds. 

Voted. That Isaiah Tay be allowed the Sume of Thirty-five 
pounds. 

Vo'ed. That Eliz a Maccarty be allowed the Sume of Sixty 
pounds. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 153 

Voted. That Eliz* Powning be allowed the Sume of Thirty-five 
pounds. 

Voted. That James Meers be allowed the Sume of Twenty five 
pounds. 

Voted. That Martha Gwin be allowed the Sume of Twenty five 
pounds. 

Voted. That Sarah Dinely be Allowe the Sume of Ten pounds. 

Voted. That Richard Proctor be Allowed the Sume of Ten 
pounds. 

Whereas it is now Objected that at the meeting of the Justices 
and Select men the the 14 th . of November Last, there did not then 
appear a Sufficient Number of the Justices as the Law directs in 
y e Laying out, and Stating the Streets and wayes then under their 
Consideration. 

Wherefore the Justices & Select men at this meeting have taken 
that matter into their consideration, and by y e major part of 3' e S d 
Justices & Select men have now Voted as followeth viz'. 

Voted. That the line then Stated & Laid out on the westerbj 
Side of Cornhill, From the [!8.] corner of M r Benjamen Walkers 
House, to the Corner of M r Haughs House according as it Stands 
Recorded in this Booke page 23, be & is now agreed unto and 
Confirmed. 

Voted. The line then agreed unto from the corner of Cap 1 . Tim 
Clark 8 Tenant Greenliefe as recorded page 24 be and is now 
agreed unto and is confirmed. 

Voted That the line then agreed unto from M Gil>bs' Corner 
where M r . Kilby Lately dwelt, to M r . Henry Gibbs" Land as Re- 
corded p. 22, be and is disapproved and declared Null & voyd. 

Voted. That the line of the High way on ye Westerly Side of 
coru-hill Shall run Straight from M r . Derings corner to Brattle 
Street parralel with the line on the Easterly Side of the Said way 
as it then was before the Late desolation b}* fire, Thorn 8 . Brattle 
Esq r . (as he hath proposed) giveing out of his own Land an 
Alley of five or Six feet in breadth to Lead into Braltle Street. 

At a meeting of y e Select men Dec r . 24. 

Voted. That D r . Zabdiel Bylston have liberty to Sett his Shop 
windows to Stand Sixteen inches into the Townes High way at 
y e House where he now dwells in Dock Square, he paying for the 
Same, Six pence p. annum, and the Same to continue only dure- 
ing the pleasure of the Select men & their Successors. 

At a meeting y e Sel. men, the 31 th of Dec'. 

Voted, by the S d . Sel. men That upon the [29.] Hon ble Samuell 
Sevvall Esq r . his Executing a Deed agreed for, For Enlargeing 
the North burying place, they will pass an Order to the Town 
Treasurer for the Sume of fifty pounds remayning due to him for 
the purchace thereof, to be paid at or before the nineth day of 
May next ensuing, pursuant to a Vote of the Inhabit" of this 
Town the ninth day of May Last past. 

Voted. That the Treasu r be desired to Signifie to the Sev- 
eral Constables that it is Expected of them to Collect and bring 



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in their Rates in due time, and that it is their opinion that no 
abatements ought to be allowed y m for Such as they Shall neglect 
to bring in within the time limitted in the Law for their makeing 
their payments to y e Treasu r . 

Ordered. y l the price of wheat be posted at 6. 6 d p. bushell. 

Voted, an agreement. That the Circular line as it Crosses 
the cap-cell of the South side of y e New wharfe at the Lower end 
of King Street, is ab' one hundred twenty three feet distant from 
a Certaine place in King Street Sixteen foot Northerly of the 
Nor ly part of Docf. Cooks lower Brick ware house, and the Said 
place is in a Range with the Easterly end of y e S d . Ware- House, 
the w ch ware-house is the Lowermost building on Docf Cooks 
wharfe, except a cooper', Shop that Stands below that, w hich is 
built w th Brick. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Jan 17 7 th . 

Complaint being made y* the Chimnys of M Nancy' Tenements 
are defective Voted that M r . Thomas Gushing be desired to get 
y m Survej'ed. 

[3O.] Jan' y 14 th . At a meeting of y e Sel. men. 

Wesu Wadsworth, Hutchinson & Prout are desired to consider 
& make Report relating to Cap 1 Edward Martynes Motion for 
planting Trees on the Towns ground before his & Cap'. Pitt' 
Houses. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Jan 17 21. 

Voted. That three groce of pailes Sutable to be used in case 
of the breaking out of Fire, be provided at the Townes Charge, 
and that M r . Dauiell Oliver & Cap'. Oliver Noyes be desired to 
procure the Same. 

Voted. That M r . Thorn* Gushing be desired to Siguifie to 
Cap*. John Ballentine & others who claim a Right in the Draw- 
bridge, That the Town is presented for the deficiency of y e S d . 
Bridg, & the Justices in Court of Gen 11 Sessions will hear and 
consider thereof on Monday next. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Jan 17 28 th . 

Ordered That James Peirson be the Overseer of the persons 
Listed to Attend the Water Engines and that they & every of the 
persons in y e Said List are required to Attend their duty therein 
and to Observe & Attend the order & directions of the S d . James 
Peirson in the mannagem* of the S d Engines. 

Ordered. That Horsman y* Coach maker who came 

Lately into this Town be warned to depart with his family out of 
this Town. 

[31.] At a meeting of Her Maj tie ' Justices, and the Select men 
of the Town of Boston y e 1 st day of Feb ry being present. 

The Hon ble Waite Winthrop Esq. Sam". Sewal, Isaac Addiugton, 
Elisha Hutchinson, Pen Townsend, Jer. Dummer, Edw d . Bromfield 
Thorn' Brattle, Jn. Clark, Sam 11 . Lynd, & Thorn' Palmer, Esq rt . 
Justices of y e Peace. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1711. 155 

Isaiah Tay, Daniel Oliver, Thorn 8 Gushing, Joseph Wadsworth, 
Oliver Noyes, Addington Davenport Esq r . & Edward Ilutchinsou 
Select men. 

Upon the consideration of the Petition of M r . Joseph Hilliar 
being now read. 

Voted, by the Major part of y e S d . Justices and Select men. 
That they will Reconsider their vote of the 20 th . of Decemb 1 Last, 
Relating to the Enlargem* of the High way at the Northerly end of 
Cornhill. 

Voted, by the S d . Select men that the line of the High way on 
y e West Side Shall Run Straight from M r . Deriugs corner to forty- 
foot directly opposite to the North westerly corner of M Gibbs 
her land as it now is, and from thence to a point five foot westerly 
of the North east corner of the Cellar wall of the Lat dwelling 
House of M r Joseph Hillier, and the Alley of five foot wide to go 
from thence into Brattle Street, And that M rs Gibbs 8 Corner be 
taken of from five feet on each Side. Non concurred by y* 
Justices. 

Voted. That Cap 1 . Jn. Ballentine, Cap'. Timothy Clark, Cap'. 
Edw d . Winslow, Cap 1 Edw d . Martyn, M r . Steph n . Minot, M r . Sam 11 . 
Greenwood, M r . John Greenough, M r . Jon a Pollard, M r . Thorn 
Lee & M r . W m . Lowder be y e Fire-wards for & within this Town. 

This meeting is adjourned to monday next at three of y e Clock, 
after noon. 

[32,] At a meeting of Her Maj tie " Justices and the Select 
men of y c Town of Boston, holden by Adjournm'. the 4 th day of 
Feb ry 1711 

being present, 

'1 he Hou ble Waite Winthrop Esq r . Samuell Sewall, Isaac 
Addington, Elisha Hutchinson, Pen Townsend. Jer Dummer, 
Edw d . Bromfield, Thomas Brattle, S r . Charles Hohbie, John Clark, 
Sam". Lynd, Paul Dudley, & Thorn" Palmer Esq Justices of the 
Peace within y e S d . Town. 

Isaiah Tay, Daniell Oliver, Thomas Gushing, Oliver Noyes, 
Joseph Wadsworth, Addington Davenport Esq r . and Edward 
Hutchinson Select men. s~ 

Voted, by the Major part of y e Said Justices & Select men. 
That the High way at the North ly end of Cornhill on the westerly 
Side thereof be widened as far as a certaine place or point five 
feet farther westerly on the divideing line between y e Lands of M r . 
Joseph llillier & M r . John Kilby and the line of the S d . High way to 
run Straite from thence to the North East corner of M". Sanders* 
Land, And from the Aforesaid place or point on the S d . dividing 
line, to five feet westerly within the North East corner of the 
Cellar wall of the Late House of the S d . Hilliar, or to the wall of 
the Cellar now in controversie between Thorn' Brattle Esq'. and 
y e S d Hillier, And that So much of M" Gibbs 8 Land on the 
Easterly Side of y e S d . Street, be taken off and Added to the 
High way as to make the Same full forty foot wide at y e uarrowist 
place. 

[33.] Voted, by the Said Justices and Select men, That M r . 



156 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Francis Holmes be allowed Eight pounds in consideration of a 
House of his in King street being pulled Town in order to put a 
Stop to y e Fire on y e 2 d . of Octo r . Last. 

Voted by the Select men that they are of Opinion that it is 
necessary that an Alley be made to pass from y e North end of 
Corn hill into Brattle Street. 

Vo'ced. by y e Sel. men, That an Alley of five feet in breadth 
be made & left open for the use of the Town, from the westerly 
Side of the North end of Corn hill as it is now agreed upon & 
Stated, abutting on the Celler wall now in controversy, and So 
through the Land of Thorn' Brattle Esq r . into Brattle Street. 

Joseph Horseman is warned by y e Sel. men to depart with his 
family out of this Town w^in fourteen dayes next ensuing. 

M r . Joseph Wadsworth is desired to Prosecute Jon*. Allen for 
his Breach of y e Town order, in that he hath Kept fire in a defec- 
tive Chimny after warning was given him to forbear So to do. 

At a meeting of Her Maj tie ' Justices within the Town of Boston, 
and the Select men of the Same, the 11 day of Feb 17 1711/12 
being present. 

The Hon hle Waite "Winthrop, Elisha Cook, Samuel Sewall, Isaac 
Addington [34.] Elisha Ilutchinson, Pen Townsend, Jer. Dum- 
mer, Kdw d . Bromfield, Paul Dudley, John Clark, Sam". Lynde, S r . 
Charles Hobbie Esq. Justices of the Peace, & 

Isaiah Tay, Daniel Oliver, Thorn 8 Gushing, Oliver Noyes. Joseph 
Wadsworth, Addington Davenport P^sq r . & Edward Hutchinsou 
Selectmen. 

Whereas Thomas Brattle Esq r . & M r . Joseph Hilliar being 
present did declare That it is agreed between the S d Brattle & 
Hillier that the Easterly Side of the Alley Voted by the Select men 
the 4 th of Feb ry cur 1 , Shall run Sixteen foot distant from the west- 
ermost Side of M" Maccartyes Land Adjoyniug to the S d . Brattles, 
So far as the Cellar in Controversy Extends, and thence through 
the Land of the S d . Brattle into Brattle Street. 

Voted, by the Majo r part of the S d . Justices & Select men an 
Acceptance of the S d . Agreem'. in Liew of what was proposed in 
the afore S d . Vote of the Sel. men. 

Voted. That the north westerly corner of Coll. Pages Land be 
So far taken into the High way in Cornhill as that y e Said way on 
that Side run Streight, rangeing w" 1 the Front of M r . James Pitts' 
House as it is now Staked out at the S d . corner. 

Voted. That the Line of the Highway on the north Side of 
Coll . Paige" Land, Shall run from the Inside of the Cellar wall at 
the uper corner [35.] on a Streight line as far down from thence 
as a Sett off of two foot, northerly from the North east corner of 
M r . Sam 11 . Phillips' Laud. 

Voted. That in case M r . Sam 11 . Phillips (as he hath proposed) 
do remove his fence at the Northerhy corner of his Laud, and leave 
out of his Land ab l three foot & a halfe there, to be added to 
Pudden Lane, and continue the line of the High way on that Side, 
from thence upon a Streight line to a point as far as the Souther- 
most part of his mothers Land. That then So much of the westerly 



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side of M r . Thompsons Land be taken off as to make Pudden Lane 
or the passage between his Land and M r Phillips 8 House, twelve 
foot, wide, and So on a Streight line into King Street. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Feb r . 11 th . 

Thorn 8 Thornton 8 request for liberty to build w th . Timb r a Bake 
House on the Rear or back side of the Land formerly belonging to 
M r Antho Stoddard, deceaced is disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

Whereas his Exc ey the Gov r hath proposed to provide for the 
Service of this Town Som feild carriages and hath proposed to the 
Sel. men to provide a House to Lodg them in. Voted that 
Thanks be returned to his Excell cy for what hath proposed. 

Voted. That Major Fitch be desired to cause to be built a con- 
venient Shead for y e S d . carry ages in the Comon nigh to M r 
Cowells Land, and that Cap'. Noyes do propose y e Same to Majo r 
Fitch. 

[36.] Voted. That a convenient number of Trees be pro- 
vided to plant on the sides of each burying place where it Shall be 
thought proper, and that M r . Dan". Oliver Speak to M r . Oliver 
Wiswa.ll to provide y e Same. 

Voted. The Town Troasu r do pay unto the Sel. men or Treasu r 
of Brooklyn their proportion (according to y e Town Vote) of the 
two hundred pounds for w ch the Lands there was Lately Sold. 

Feb 17 18 At a meeting of y e Sel. men. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk give out war" to the Constables 
to warn ye Inhabit 48 to meet at y e Rev d M r . Colmans Meeting House 
on monday the tenth of March Next at nine of the Clock in the 
forenoon to Chuse Sel. men Constables and other Town Officers. 

And to grant money for the relief e of y e Poor & defraying all 
neccessary Charges, and also for y e rebuilding y e Town House & 
other extraordinary charges ocationed by y e Late Fire. 

And to agree & conclude upon any other matter or things w eh 
Shall be thought needfull for y e benefitt of y e Town. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Feb ry 26 th . 

Liberty is granted to Deacon John Atwood to break open the 
High way in Prince Street for the repairing the Cellar draines of 
the neighbourhood there, provided he Attend the directions of the 
Law therein, and w" 1 all convenient Speed Amend & make good 
the Said way againe. 

[37.] At a meeting of the Select men March the 3 d 1711-12. 

Ordered. That the Incumberance on the H. way nigh M r . 
Minots ware House being that w ch of Late was Cap 1 . Davises, be 
removed, and that Allexander Sherrar, and Such other persons 
who have lucumbered the Same be notified thereof 

Ordered. That notice be given to Richard Christophers, that 
the Select men do require him forth wilhto remove and carry away 
the Dirt and Rubbish w ch he hath caused to be Layd in Trea- 
mouut Street. 

Voted. That a Straight line be drawn from the N. west comer 



158 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

of Florence Maccartyes House to y e North East end of M r . Phillips' 
Land, as it was Lately agreed to be brought forward, So that the 
Street against the South-East corner of the Town-House cellar, 
may be Thirty eight or Forty foot wide. 

And the Small Slip of the Townes Land Over ag'. M r . Adding- 
tons, running from a post about the middle of of that Side of M r 
Thompsons Land to a point to the Southerly Corner thereof, be 
added thereto, in part of Satisfaction for the Land taken from 
him for the Accomodation of the Town-House. 

At a meeting of Elisha Cook Esq r ., Is a . Addington Esq r ., 
Elistia Hutchinson Esq r . Pen Townesend Esq r ., Thomas Brattle 
Esq r . Paul Dudley Esq r . Sain". Lynd Esq r ., Thorn' Palmer Esq r . 
& S r . Charles Hobble, Justices of the Peace within the Town of 
Boston, [38.] and Daniel Oliver, Thomas Gushing, Oliver Noyes, 
Joseph Wadsworth, Addington Davenport Esq r . & Edward Hutch- 
inson, Select men for the Town of Boston. 

Voted, by the Major part of y e Said Justices & Select men. 
That the line of the Street from the North west corner of M r . 
Mans Brick House in Dock Square Shall run on a Straight line to 
the out part of the wall being y e bounds between Cap 1 . 13arrell & 
M. Gibbs" Land and to continue Straight untill it meets y e other 
Line Lately Stated on the westerly Front of the S d . Gibbs 9 Land. 

Voted. That Crooked Lane be widened upon a Straight line 
from the Post of the South ly corner of M r . L}'nds Land, to the 
Southerly post of the gate in M r . Mans Land, and that the 
enterance at the northerly end of the Said lane be nine feet wide 
according to the Antient Deeds. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, March 5 th . 

Agreed that the Line of the north-Side of King Street against 
the Land of M r . Butler Run from the outside of the Lower post of 
M Butlers Fence in the Range of the Street, Straight to a Set 
off of a foot from the out Side of the Cap cell of the wharf e 

where the circular Line was Settled it being foot wide from 

the Lower end of Doct r Cooks warehouse. 

[39.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 10 th . of March. 
Ordered : That the Severall persons y* assisted y e jury at 
y e Laying out y e Streets be paid, viz'. 

Sam 11 . Tyley 5/ 

Breck 4/ 

And r . Walker & 

James Smith each three Shillings, and 
that M r Pullen be paid for y e Dinner he provided for the Jury &c. 

March the 15 th . By Mess" Isaiah Tay, Dan 11 . Oliver, Joseph 
Wadsworth & Coll . Thorn' Savage, Sel. menn. 

Liberty is granted to William Sutton to digg up the H. way in 
Comon Street for the repairing his Cellar dra}'n there, Provided 
he therein Attend the the directions in the Law. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1712. 159 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, March 17 th 

Liberty is granted to Susanna Wilk'ms to break up the High 
way in Charter Street, for the Repaireing her Cellar draine there, 
Provided She therein attend the directions in the Law, and also 
make good the S d . H. way againe w th Speed. 

Voted. That Coll . Savage & M r . Francis Clark are desired to 
take Care of Securing the New peice of Wharfe Lately layd down 
in y e Dock. 

Agreed. That the Sel. men do meet on the Last monday in each 
Moneth at three of the Clock, and of other mondayes at five of 
the clock after noon. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, March 24 th . 

Voted. That Cap* Tim Clark be desired to provide Sutable 
Hammers to Stamp the letter B, on y e Cordwood w ch Shall be 
veiwed & Approved by y e Veiwers. 

[4O.] Voted. That Cap 4 Tim Clark & M r . Joseph Wads- 
worth be desired to take the care of mounting guns &c. & Laying 
out the money grant ed by y e Town at y e Last meetin for that use. 

Liberty is granted to Cap'. Thorn 8 Hutchinson to digg up the II. 
way through Garden Court down into Fleet Street for the repair- 
ing his Cellar draine there, Provided he Attend the direction of 
the Law therein, and also make good the way againe w th conven- 
ient Speed. 

Voted. That the Comittee Appointed at the Last Town meeting, 
to Consider Ab' Securing y e H. way on the Neck, be desired (if 
they See cause) to make ab l two Rodd of "Wharf e there for an 
Experem' in order to make their report to y e Town. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, March 3. 

Voted. That M r . Isaiah Tay, M r . Francis Clark & Coll . Thomas 
Savage be desired to take the Care of repairoing the Town wharfe 
& to Treat w th the neighbourhood ab' Subscriptions for y e clearing 
y e Dock. 

Voted. That Paul Dudley Esq r . be desired to Treat w th D r . 
Cook Ab l his Incroach mt on King Street in order to prevent his 
being at Charge in Setting any building there. 

Aprill 7 th . 1712. Liberty is granted by the Sel. men, unto 
Cap 1 . Jon a . Evans to digg a Cross y e H. way in Ship street for 
y e Laying his Cellar draine there, Provided he attend the direc- 
tions in y e Law & Town order. 

[41.] At a meeting of the Select men, April 14 th . 

Jn answere to the Petition of M r . Will. Paine Signifieing that 
difference hath arrisen between him and M r . Enoch Greenliefe, 
Relating to the Cost and Charges of a Partition wall of Brick 
carry d up by him the S d Paine between his and the Said Green- 
liefes Landes, Scituate on the Easterly Side of Corn hill in Boston 
Praying the Said Select men (as the Law directs) to appoint meet 
persons to value the Same. 

The S d Select men have therefore Nomitated and chosen Cap'. 



160 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

James Pitts, Mess" S am n ell Durham & Thomas Dawes to veiw and 
value the Same, and that as well the Said Enock Greeuliefe as the 
*> d . William Payn be notified to be present at the veiwing thereof. 

The Select men have Granted Liberty to y e Comittee for build- 
ing the meeting House in Corn hill to Sett up one or more Shcads 
for their present ocasiou on the Easterly Side of y e S d Meeting 
House not exceeding Six foot on the High way there provided 
there be no incumberance left lying on y e Easterly Side of y e S d 
Sheads. 

Liberty is granted to Coll . Elisha Hutchinson to digg across 
Fish Street for Laying his Cellar draine there. 

[42,] The Select men have now agreed w th . Daniell Berry, 
that he the S d . Berry is to Sett up & and Repaire the outside fence 
of the North Burying place, and to have the benefit of the grass 
there for this .year, And he the Said Berry to be paid for his 
charges in y e S d Fence and to allow for the benefit of S d . Grass, 
according to an Apprizement thereof to be mad by Indifferent 
men. 

Agreed by y e Sel. men. That the Bridge over the Creek in Ann 
Street be Layd on a frame of Timb r on each end, and the Same to 
be wrought up in like manner as the Mill Bridge was done in y* 
year past. 

Pursuant to an Act Intituled an Act for Regulating the Size of 
Bricks. 

The Sel. men have Nominated & Chosen Cap'. Tim Clark, to be 
veiwer of Bricks & veiwer & Sealer of Moulds for y e makeing of 
Bricks for the year ensuing. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Apr. 15 th . 

Upon the Request of M r . Henry Hill who is ab* to carry Out a 
Wharfe before his Land where his Still House Stands Next unto 
the Town Slip at the. Lower end of South Street, desireing the 
Select men to Assign the bounds of the Said Slip in order to his 
placeing his Said wharf e w ch is to Abutt theron. 

The Said Select men, do agree that the [43.] line of the Easterly 
Side of the S d . Street be continued Straite from the uper corner 
therof to the Lower corner of that which formerly was Tilly 8 
Land, and upon the Same line down to a Stake w ch the Sel. men 
have now caused to be placed down on the Flntts there, and that 
forty foot westerly from the S d Stake Shall be the bounds between 
the S d Slip & the Said Hills wharf e. 

Liberty is granted to Maj r Thorn" Fitch & others of the Comittee 
for the South Church in Boston to make a Toomb in the South 
burying place nigh the uper corner therof between the fence next 
the comon and M r Browns Toomb, for the Ministry of that Church. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Aprill 21 rt . 

Liberty is granted to Michael Shaler to break op n the High way 
in Newbery Street for the Laying his Still House draine into y e 
comon Shore there, on Condition that he therein Attend the direc- 
tions of y e Law and Town Order, and that while the Same is doing 
he leave a free passage Sufficient for Horse & cart. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1712. 161 

Abram Ruee is appointed to be the Cow keeper for the Ensuing 
Summer, And he is to procure Sufficient Assistance, So as due 
care may be taken in looking after and Keeping the Cows, duly 
(omitted to his Charge, And he is to take care duly to water the 
Bulls belonging to the Heard, and to put [44.] them up by night 
in Such places as the Select men Shall appoint. 

And us a Reward for the Afore Said Servise, He is impowered 
to demand and receive of the Owner of each of y e Said Cows, two 
Shillings p. head for each Cow. 

Mathew Collings and John Wilkie & each of them are appointed 
and impowered to impound all and every Horse or horses, dry Cattell, 
or Sheep which Shall be found going at Large or feeding on the 
Coiiiou Laud, Streets, or Lanes of this Town, contrary to the Town 
order or By-Law of this Town, in that Case made and provided, aud 
to make Compl' to one of Her Maj ties Justices against the owner or 
owners of Such Horse, dry Cattell or Sheep So found going at 
Large as afore S d . in order to recover the penalty or fine w ch in the 
S d By- Law is imposed on Such Owner. 

Voted, that the Price of wheat Stated by the Select men for 
Regulating the Assize of Bread is five Shillings & Six pence. 

Samuel Plumer is by the Select men nominated and Chosen to 
be the Wharfinger For the Town wharf e & Dock nigh Dock Square 
untill further order. 

[45.] Voted. That any three of the present Sel. men are im- 
powered to agree w th M r Henry Hill ab' Regulating aud makeiug 
Straight the westerly Side of South Street for the better accomoda- 
tion of the S d . Street. 

Voted. That M r Attorny Gen 11 be desired to move the Court of 
Gen" Sessions of the Peace either to dismiss or further to continue 
the Sever" Presentments of y e H. wayes. 

By the Major part of the Sel. men, Apr 11 25. 

Liberty is granted to M r Stephen Minot to digg open in the II. 
way in Union Street, for the repairing his Cellar draine there, 
Provided he Lay the Said draiue w" 1 Brick or Stone as the Law di- 
rects, and also make good the S d way againe according to y e Town 
order. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Aprill 28 th . 

Cap' Habijah Savage & Comp a hath liberty to digg in the High- 
wayes from y c Orange tree in Hanover Street to y e Condit in Ann 
Street for the repairing their Condit pipes provided they make 
good y e S d High way. 

Agreed w lh M r . Timothy Thornton that he is to pay into y e Town 
Treasu r the Sume of eight pounds for his improvement of y e Dock 
and wharfe at the North Battrey for ten moneth Last past, and he 
is Admitted to improve y e Same untill y e 20 th of June next unless 
y e Sel. men & Comittee dispose of it sooner. 

[46.] The Select men have now Nominated and Chosen M r 
James Thornbery to Oversee and Inform of the breach of the 
Law of this Province Intituled An Act Against Intemperance, 
Immorality & Prophaness and Reformation of manners. 



162 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

And also to Oversee and Inform of the Breach of the Orders and 
By laws of this Town, And for his Service therein, the 8 d . Sel. 
men will take care that he be Allowed a Sutable Recompence. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aprill 30 th . 

Liberty is granted to D r . Zebdiel Boylston to to digg open the 
High way in Dock square for y e La}*ing his cellar draine in to the 
comon Shore there Provided he Lay the Same w th Brick or Stone 
and make good the S d way agine w* Speed. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men and the Assessors of this Town the 
30 th . Aprill. 

Voted, by y e Major part of both that Cap'. Timothy Clark be 
one of the two Collectors of y e Rates & Taxes for this year 

The S d . Sel. men and Assessors have agreed to meet at y e Ex- 
change Tavern on Monday the 8 th of Ma)- at Six of y e (lock after 
noon in order to make choyce of one more Collector and in the 
Intrim have agreed to Treat w* Some persons whom the)* have 
nominated for that Service. 

[47.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, May 7 th . 

The S d . SeL men have now agreed w th Edward Foster of Dor- 
chester ab l building a Barn on Deere Island in Such convenient 
place there as the S d . Sel. men Shall direct viz*. 

That he the S d . Edw d Foster is to build the S d . Barn there of 
Forty feet in length, thirty feet wide and fourteen feet Stud, the 
frame thereof to be all of Oak Timber Excepting the plates w ch are 
to be either of Oak or Pine and to finde all materialls for the S d . 
building and Compleatty to finish the Same workemanlike at or 
before the Twentieth day of June next ensueing. In consideration 
wherof the S d . Sel. men are to allow unto the S d Foster all the 
Timber boards and Stuff of the Old Barn there now Standing, and 
to pay unto him the Sume of Forty Seven pounds in Province 
Bills, part thereof before, and the rest fully to compleat the S d 
Sume at the finishing the S d . building. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men y e 6 th . of May. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk give out war ts for a Town meet- 
ing to Convene at the South meeting House on wednsday y e 14 th . of 
may Cur*, at Nine of y e Clock in y e fore noon to Chuse 4 Repre- 
sentitives and to Consider ab l securing y e H. way on y e neck. &c. 
& M r . Pemberton to be desired to be there. 

[48.] At a meeting of y e Select men, w ft the Assessors of y e 
Town of Boston the 9 th of May. 

M r . David Farnum is by y e major part of both the S d . Sel. men 
& Assessors chosn to be one of the Collectors of y e Publick Rates 
& Taxes for this year. 

At a meeting of Her Maj*"* Justices of the Peace within the 
Town of Boston and the Sel. men of the S d Town the 12 th day of 
May. being present Elisha Cook Esq r , Sam 11 Sewall Esq r . Is a 



SELECTMEN'S RECOEDS, 1712. 103 

Addington Esq r . Elisha Hutchinson Esq r . Pen Townsend Esq, 
Jer. Dumraer Esq, Edward Bromfield Esq r . Thora'. Brattle Esq, 
Sam" Lynd Esq. Thorn' Palmer Esq, Addiugton Davenport Esq 
and S r Charles Hobbie K l . Justices of the Peace. 

And Mesu Isaiah Tay, Daniell Oliver, Joseph Wadsworth, 
Edward Hutchiuson. Paul Dudley Esq r , Francis Clark, and Coll* 
Thorn 8 . Savage Sel. men. 

The following Votes w r past by y* major part of both. viz 4 . 

For Enlarging and better accotnodating of King Street at the 
Lower end of the Town House. 

Voted. That a Straight line be drawn from the North East 
corner of M r . Sam". Phillips' Dwelling house, across M r Thompsons 
Laud, to the North west Corner of Florence Maccarty* Dwelling 
House, and what that line takes off from M r . Thompsons Land be 
Added to the Street. 

[49.] On Consideration That the Justices & Sel. men have 
Allowed M r . Sam 11 . Phillips, Book Seller to bring out the North 
East corner of his Dwelling House now in Building two feet 
further into y" Streets and have Accomodated him by Enlargeing 
the way betwixt the Easterly end of his S d House, and the Land 
of M r . Thompson Adjoyning, At the Town Charge, The S d M r . 
Phillips proposing & freel}' granting to Lay out So much of his 
Laud as to leave him Seven feet only from the north westerly 
corner of his Timb r Dwelling House Abutting on Pudding Lane, 
and from the S d Seven feet in length Southerly So as to Enlarge 
the S d . Lane to the breadth of fourteen feet at the end of the S 4 
Thirty feet, and from thence to Enlarge the S d . Lane to the full 
breadth c.f foniteen feet to the Southernmost end of his mother 
M Mary Phillips her Land 

Voted. That the aforesaid Proposal & grant be Accepted, and 
that the S d . Pudding Lane be Enlarged Accordingly. 

And the Vote Relating to the Widening the S d . Pudding Lane 
in that part Passed on the 1 1 th of Feb 17 Last past, be and hereby 
is revoked and made Voyd. 

Voted. That So much be taken off the Land on the westerly 
side of Pudding Lane on a Streight line from the South' 7 corner of 
M r . John Campballs Bricke worke of his House now in building 
down to Water Street to make the S d . Pudding Lane of the full 
breadth of fourteen feet from thence to y e S d . Street. 

And Mesu Cook & Lynde of y 8 Justices, and Mesu Dudley 
Tay & Wadsworth of y e Sel. m are desired to See the whole of y 
work performed. 

[5O.] At a meeting of y* Sel. men 

Voted. That the lane Leading from King Street into Dock 
Square formerly called Crooked Lane, is now named Wilsons 
Lane. 

Voted. That the Alley which was Lately Layd out passing 
from Corn hill into Brattle Street is named Tyngs Alley. 

It is mutually agreed between the Sel. in and Simion Stoddard 
Esq r , That Mesu John Jackson and Joshua Davise w th . Such 
Third person as they Shall Chuse, are desired to veiw the House- 



1G4 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

ing and Fences on Deere Isl a . and to judg whether the Same be in 
Tenantable repaire according to y e Late Lease thereof, and to 
Estemate the value of what they Shall Judg necessary to make 
the Same So. and to make a report thereof under their hands. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 14 th . of May. 

Whereas Simion Stoddard Esq r . hath Signified to Some of the 
Select men that he is wholly averss to joyn w th the Select men in 
Sending persons to veiw the Houseing and Fences on deere Island 
as was agreed to the 12 th . cur*. 

Wherefore the S d . Select men do now nomitate and Appoint M r . 
John Jackson and M r . John Eustice to go and veiw the Same, and 
to Estemate the value of what they Shall judg needfull to put the 
Same in Tennantable repaire According to Lease. 

[51.] The Select men being Sencible of the Great abuse 
offered to the Inhabitants of this Town by Hucksters and others 
fore-Stalling the market. They do therefore Desire Deacon John 
Marion to Inspect, and Endevour to prevent Such abuses, And 
they do fully impower him to Prosecute all Such persons whether 
Hucksters or others, who Shall Transgress the Orders & By-Laws 
of this Town, Relateing to Fore- Stalling and Engrossing Pro- 
vision, and For Regulating of Hucksters, &c. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, May 19 th 

Voted. That in case M r . John Nicholls do Effect the paving be- 
fore his Land in Middle Street, the Sel. men will order payment 
for so much thereof as is the Townes part. 

Ordered. That the Tresu r do demand of M r John Greenough 
Rent for incumbering the Town Slip Since he last p d for 3 year 
Y e 17 th of jy[ a y jyog tnree p 0un ds to 1" of March 1708-9 and 
that he be notified not to Incumb r the Same for y e future but y* 
it be Kept free for y e Inhabitants according to ye Town Vote. 

M r Isaiah Tay is desired to procure fencing Stuff for Deere 
Island. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, May 26 th . 

Agreed to by y e Sel. men that where M r Edw d Foster is obliged 
by Covenant to put Oke Timber in the Frame of the Barn at 
Deer Island, Chesnut Shall be Accepted in Sted thereof. 

Roger Right is impowered to Impound Horses &c. in like man- 
ner as Mathew Collings y e 21 s of A prill Last. 

[52.1 Voted. That on condition That Doctf. Lake & M r . 
Barrat do undertake and Carry on the pavem'. from the North 
Side of the Mill Bridge as farr as y e North Corner of Cap' Ballin- 
tines House, y e Sel. men will defray out of y e money granted by 
the Town in March last, for the charges of So much of 8 d . pavem' 
as is usuall for y e Town to pay for. 

Voted. That the Moulds for makeing of Bricks within this 
Town, Shall be Sealed w th the Letter B. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, June the 9 th . 

Mesu Jacob Sheafe & Edw d Goddard are approved by the 



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Sel. men as Keepers of Schools in this Town for the Teaching 
youth to write &c. as they have heretofore done. 

Voted. That the Gentlemen that Represent this Town in the 
Great and Gen" Court, be desired to move to the S d Court, That 
whereas the Town Rates for Boston for this present year out of 
w ch their proportio, towards building the Town House is to be 
paid can not reasonably be expected to come into the Town 
Treasury untill the latter end of the year, and that So the S d . 
building may not be hendred. 

That money out of the Province Treasury may be advanced for 
the present carrying on the Same, that So the Townes Propor- 
tion mu}- not be required Sooner then the Same can be appor- 
tioned & Collected. 

On y e 26 th of May Last Liberty was granted to M r . Thorn 8 Ban- 
ister to digg in y e H. way in Winter 8_treet & Newbery Street for 
Laying his Cellar draine into y e Comon Shore he attending y e 
Law. 

[53.] At a meeting of y* Sel. men, June y e 10 th . 

Voted. That there be a High way Left open & continued through 
the Laud now in the Occupation of M r . Joshua Gee from Prince 
Street down ward, abutting on the westerly Side of Elder copps 
Land, and So turning from thence into the Old way leading to the 
Water mill. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men y e 16 th of June. 

Liberty is granted to M r John Eustice to Sett up a Shead on the 
Comon next to y e burying place for his present ocation for Laying 
tools &c. dureiug the time of his fitting y e Fram for the meeting 
House now in building. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, June 23 th . 

Hephseba Taylors motion to inhabit in this Town is disapproved 
by y e Sel. men, and they declare y l She Stands "warned to depart 
out of this Town to Cambridge the place where She belongs. 

Ordered. That warning be given to Sash a negro-man formerly 
Serv 1 to M Peggy, that the Sel. men do require him forthwith to 
depart out of this Town, to the place whereto he belongs. 

Voted. That the Southerly Side of y e High way in Salt Lane be 
continued on a Streight line from the North west corner of M 
Mary Hunts dwelling House next to Union Street, to a point four 
Inches within the North west corner of a Tenement in S d Lane be- 
longing to Coll Thorn' Savage, And that M" Hunt in repairing 
her buildings may not exceed, or intrench upon that Line. 

[54.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men y e 30 th of June. 

Liberty is granted to M r Jonas Clark to dig open the High way 
in Bennet Street for the Laying his Cellar draine into y" Comon 
Shore there provided that in doing thereof he Attend the direc- 
tions in y e Law and make good the S d way againe w th all conven- 
ient Speed. 

Liberty is granted to Coll Pen Townsend to digg the High way 
in Malbrough Street for the Laying his draine into the Comon 



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Shoiv there, provided he therein Attend the directions in the Law, 
and that he do with all convenient Speed make the way as good, 
as before it was. 

Ordered that M r James Maxwell do give notice to Jonathan 
Wardell, Thorn' Webber, Hannah Earl, Samuel Tylej', Mary 
Smith & Ann Moor, Inholders. And Robert Orrange, Benj* 
Dyer, Widd. Gwin, Retaylors. 

That the Sel. men have received Information Against them for 
disorders, and unless they give Satisfactory Answeres therto, they 
will be Excepted to in their Lycences. 

Sash Negro being, present Sayes he belongs to Bridge-water and 
y* he came thence into this Town three week Since, y e Sel. men do 
now warn him to depart out of this Town to y e place where he 
belongs 

[55.] Voted, that John Brentnall & Edward Watts at their 
Respective Houses at Winisimet be Allowed & Recomended as In- 
holders. 

Voted. That Nath 11 Balston in Milk street 

Sarah Cross at y e Lower end of Cross Street. 

Sarah Holmes in Ann Street 

Znch 17 Thayer in Newbery Street 

& Mary Gibson in King Street, be Approved & Recomended as 
Retaylors. 

The respective Petitions of Henry Richmond, Eliz a Lyne & 
Elisha Odling for Lycence to Sell drinck as Inholders ar dis- 
allowed. 

The Petitions of Will m . Skinner, Cap 1 . Thorn 8 Gilbert, Sarah 
Robe, James Smith, Rich d Hancock, Seth Dwite, Thorn 8 Marble, 
Sam 11 Green. & Sam u Moor & Edw d Wade are disallowed. 

Pursuant to the Law of this Province Intitul d An Act for Regu- 
lating of Free negros &c. 

The S d Select men do order and Require y e Free Negro's &c. of 
this Town hereafter named each one of them to give their Attend- 
ance dilligeiitly to worke, on Cleancing & repairing the High wayes 
and other Services of this Town, at Such time and place as the 
Select men, or Such person or persons whom they Shall imploy 
therein Shall direct, for the Space of So many dayes as is here 
afer Set down against each of their names Respectively as an 
Equivalent to Trainings &c. for this present year. viz 1 . 

dayes 

[56.] Robin Rogo Alias Keats 

Adam Saffln 3 

Mingo Proctor 8 

Coffee Hutchinson 4 

Papaw Dick 8 

Grandee Eliot 8 

John Freeman 8 

Peter Quaquo 4 

Phillip Hutchinson 6 

Dick Dudley 6 

Tom Rumny Marsh 8 

Charles Meneno 8 



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days. 

Samson Negro 4 

Exeter Foxcroft 4 
Cubit a free Indian at Jos. Callenders 8 

Thomas Mosman 2 

Ned Huhbart 4 

Mingo Walker . 6 

Mingo Quinsey 8 

Joseph Jalla 8 

Eph r . Boyser now in y e Country 4 

Rich d Borraau 8 

Boston Waite 8 

Great John 8 

Sebastin Levensworth 8 

Dick Patience 8 

Mingo Winthrop 8 

Tom Cowell 8 

Toney at Gee 4 

At A meeting of y e Sel. men the 7 th . of July. 

Liberty is granted to M r . James Grant to break up the High 
way in Prince Street for y Laying his Cellar draine into y e Comon 
Shore there Provided that he therein Attend the directions of the 
Law & Town order. 

William Skinners' Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drinck as 
a Retaylor at that his House w oh formerly was Gilbert Indecots in 
Orange Street is Allowd by y e Sel. men & recomended to y* 
Sessions. 

Whereas Complaint hath been made to the S d [57.] Select men, 
That y e Chimnyes of a Tenement belonging to Madam Savage in Ann 
Street where James Smith now dwells is defective, and dangerous 
of Spreading of Fire. 

Ordered. That M r Isaiah Tay together w" 1 Mesu r * Arthur Hale 
and Thomas Dawes be desired to veiw the Same, and make Report 
to the Sel. m of there oppinion concerning the Same. 

Voted. That in altering, or new makeing y e Bridge over Ann 
street, the Same Shall be widened ab l Six feet further Easterly on 
that Corner next M r . Bartons wharfe. 

Whereas ltich d Peirce a free negro belonging to Cambridg & 
now residing in this Town, he & his wife by reason of Illness 
being represented to Stand in need of reliefe. Ordered that y e T. 
Clerk do by a letter represent y e Same to y e Consideration of y* 
Sel. in of Cambridge in order to their Speedy reliefe. 

At a meeting of y e Sel men y e 10 th . of July. 

Whereas the Select men are Informed that the Grantees of the 
Flatts at y e end of King Street are carrying out their wharfe towards 
the channell. They do hereby order that y e S d Granttees be 
notified and cautioned that the3' do not exceed the bounds and 
Limitts of the S d wharfe in their grant from the Town of Boston. 

Note. That on y e Same date Notice thereof w" given by y e T. 
Clark, by causcing y e Same to be read in y e hearin of Cap' Oliver 
Noyse, M r . Dan" Oliver & M r Gooch. 



168 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

[58.] At a meeting of y e Select men July 14 th . 

Voted. That the Sel. men do Except to Rob 1 . Orrange as a 
Retayler, and to Elisha Odling as a comou victualler as unfit to 
hold & Exercice their S d Imploymcnts, and So to be returned to 
y e Q r . Sessions. 

Voted. That Cap*. Thorn 8 Gilbert Nigh Scarlets wharfe 

Mary Moulds in Prince Street. 

Mary Willard in Union Street 

Rebecca Fowl, nigh Scarlets wharfe. 

Patience Gibbins Orrange Street, be Approved & Recomended 
as Retaylors An Dan 11 Stevens to Sell Spirits of his own distilling. 

The respective Petitions of Rob' Davise, James Mounteer, 
Edward Wade, and Sam" Green, for Lycences to Sell Strong 
driuyk as Retaylors w r disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

John Lamsons Petition to Sell Strong drinck as an Inholder 
disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

Voted. That the Ingrosing the vote of y e Sel. men on the 10 th of 
July Cur 4 , relating to cautioning the Grantees of y e Flats at y e end 
of King Street be Suspended untill Monday next. 

"Whereas Samuel Burnel hath presented to y e Select men an 
Acco* of the cost and Charge [59.] Expended by him in 
digging and Laying one hundred and four foot of Comon Shore or 
maine draine Layd with Stone extending from the uper end of 
Prince Street down wards in y e Said Street amo'ingto Nine pounds 
fourteen Shillings and four pence dated y e 7 th . of Apill 1711 w th 
the names of Such persons who receive benefit by haveing their 
Cellars drained thereby. 

With his Petition thereto Annexed praying the S d . Select men to 
judg and Award the respective proportions or Sume w ch each of 
the S d . persons benefitted thereby as aforesaid ought- to pay 
towards the defraying y e aforesaid charge as the Law directs in 
order to his being enabled to demand and recover y e Same. 

And accordingly the Select men have considered thereof, and do 
award each person hereafter named, to pay as their Proportion 
thereof unto the !S d . Samuell Burnell the respective Sumes as is 
here Sett down against each of their names viz'. 

M r . Joseph Wadsworth for his Cellar l k 1.18.11 

Cap 1 . James Pitts for y e Cellar of his Store House 1 . 18 . 11 

Ditt Pitts for his Cellar next M r .Mathers 1 . 18 . 11 

M r . Daniell Wire for his Cellar 1 . 18 . 11 

Sam". Burnell for his Cellar 1 . 18 . 11 



9 . 14 . 4 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men July 2l rt . 

Ordered that Application be made to y Q r . Sessions for y m to 
direct to a Rule for apportioning the Watch Tax. 

[60. ] James Marriners Petition to Sell drink as a Retaylor, 
And And r Mansfeelds Petition to Sell drinck as an InhokT w r both 
disallowed by y e Sel. m. 

John Langdon" Petition for Lycence to Sell drink as an In- 
holder was allowed and ordered by the Sel. men to be recomended 
to y e Sessions. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1712. 169 

Agreed to meet w th y e mill owners on Wednsday next to advise 
Ab l a H. way to y e N Mills. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, July 24 th . 

Fortune Redcluk being returned by y e Clark of y e Q r . Sessions 
as a Ketaylor in y e year Last past was considered by y c Sel. men 
& no exception made against him. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, July 28 th . 

Henry Whitting & Will" 1 Everton their Respective Petitions for 
Lycence to Sell drink as Retaylors w r disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

Agreed by y e Sel. men that they do with draw their Exception 
to Elisha Odlings haveing a Lycence to Keep a Coiiiou Victualling 
House provided he remove from y e Salutation to Some other Houso 
in y e Town y' the Sel. men Shall approve. 

In ausw r to \vhat hath been Sayd y e behalfe of Rob 1 Orrang, the 
Sel. men do refuse to w th draw their Exception Ag'. him, Yet do 
Consent y l in older y e disposall of his drink, his Lycence may 
continue not exceeding to y e Last of Octob r next. 

[61 .] In order to Supply y e defect of y e High way to y e North 
water mills. 

Voted. That the Sel. men will Lay out a new way from Prince 
Street to y e S d mills, and Lay y e Same before the Q r . Sessions for 
their confirmation as y e Law directs. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, August 4 th . 

Ordered. That M r James Maxwell do give Notice to Robert 
Huzzy that y e Sel. men do order him to depart out of this Town to 
y e place whereto he belongs. 

Voted. That Josiah Biles is appointed & Impowered to be the 
wharfinger of all the Townes wharfe or wharves abutting on y e 
Town Dock nigh unto Dock Square for the Space of two moneths 
next ensuing, and he is to render unto the Select men a just and 
true Acco 1 . of the income and profflts thereof, and they will allow 
him one quarter part of y e S d income as a reward for his care and 
trouble therein. 

At a meeting of Her Maj ties Justices of the Peace within the 
Town of Boston and the Select men of the Said Town the 4 th . day 
of August. 

[6!2.] Being present. The Worship 11 Elisha Hutchinson, 
Samuel Sewall, Isaac Aldington, Pen Townsend, Jeremiah Dum- 
mer, Edward Bromfield, Thomas Brattle, John Clark, Addington 
Davenport Esq rs . Justices. 

Mesu Isaiah Tay, Daniel Oliver, Joseph "Wadsworth, Edw d . 
Hutchinson, Paul Dudley Esq r . Francis Clark, Thomas Savage, 
Select men. 

Whereas by an Act of the Great & Gen". Court, Intituled An 
Act for keeping of Watches in Townes, It is therein Enacted That 
from time to time when and So Often as a Millitary Watch Shall 
not be Ordered and appointed to be kept, The Justices of the 
Peace together with the Select men of each Town w th in this 



170 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Province, are Impowered and Authorized, to direct and order a 
Sutable Watch or watches to be Set up & Kept &c. 

And also a Ward to be kept every Lords day and other dayos 
as they Shall think needfnll and to appoint the Numbers whereof 
Such watch and ward Shall consist, and the time of being, and 
continuance of the Same, And the Constable or Constables of 
y e Town haveing orders given [63.] him or them in writeing by 
the Justices and Selectmen &c. Are Jrapowered & required from 
time to time, to warn Such Watch and ward Respectively &c. 
And whereas the Said Justices and Select men are Informed of 
frequent Prophanatiou of the Lords day, by Loose vain persons 
nogrose &c unnecessarily Travilling or walking to and from 
Boston and Roxbury, with neglect of Attending the Publick 
worship of God in either place. 

It is therefore Ordered. b}~ the Said Justices and Select men, 
That from and after the date hereof, and untill the 15 th . day of 
October next ensuing, The Constables of & within the Town of 
Boston, and every of them by Turns, do warn and Appoint Eight 
meet & Sober persons, Inhabitants of the S d Town on Lords 
dayes to Ward on the neck or High way between Boston & 
Roxbury, at Some convenient place neer the Line of Defence, 
four of y e S d persons are to give their Attendance there, from 
Seven of the clock in the Morning untill halfe an hour after 
twelve at noon, and then to be relieved by the other four who are 
there to continue upon duty [64.] untill the Dusk of the evening. 

And Such Constables are to give in charge to Such ward, to 
take due Care to prevent and Suppress Such disorders, and to Ex- 
amine all Passiugers, and to Restraine them from disporting, Idle 
walking, or unnecessary Travel on y e Lords day. 

And if any person be Refractory, Rude, or refuse to give a 
Satisfactory acco* of the Occasion of their Travilling, or otherwise 
misbehave themselves, to take them up and carry 'em before y e 
next Justice of the Peace, or otherwise to return their names to 
Such Justice that they may be Convented & proceeded against 
according to Law, as Prophaners of y e Lords day. 

Aug. 5 th . Consented by Paul Dudley Esq r ., Isaiah Tay, Dan". 
Oliver, & Coll . Thorn" Savage, Sel. men, that M r . Zabdiel Boy 1s- 
tou may digg in the H. way in Dock Squar for the repairing his 
Sellar draine Provided he Attend y e Directions in the Law, and 
Also Speedily make good y e S d way. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aug II 4 . 

Whereas M r Joshua Gee hath Signified to y* [65.] Select 
men the great damage it will be to his Land to have the way to 
the North Water mill Layd out according to their vote past the 
10 th of June Last past. And doth now propose that in case the 
Select men will desist their further pursute of that Vote, and pro- 
ceed to repaire the Old way formerly used to the S d . Mills, next 
unto the Mill Pond, he will (for the better accomodation of the 
S d Old way) give thereunto out of the Southerly corner of his 
owu Land, So much thereof as is contained within five lengths of 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1712. 171 

Raylcs on each Side of y e S" 5 Corner, and also will give to y c Town 
five pounds towards repairing the S d way. The S d . Sel. men upon 
more mature deliberation of that matter do now to accept the S d 
proposall, and do determine to repair the S d Old way with all 
convenient Speed agreeable to y e S d proposall, & otherwise in 
Such Convenient manner as they Shall hereafter direct. And 
they do declare their former vote of the 10 th of June Last relating 
to a way on y e Westerly Side of Elder Cops Land, to be Null & 
voyd. 

James Smith' Petition for Lycence to Keep a Coraon victualling 
House where he now dwells next to Samuell Mattocks in Ann 
Street is disallowed by y e Select men. 

[66.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, Aug. 18 th . 

Liberty is granted to Mesu David Demming & Henry Howel 
to break up the ground in the South burying place, between M r 
Elias Heaths Toomb & the fence Next to the Coiiion for the make- 
ing a Toomb their for themselves & families. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, August y e 25 th . 

Ordered. That notice be given to Mesu Joseph Prillings & 
Charles Morrisc, that y e Sel. men do require them forthwith to 
repaire and make good y e H. way w ch they have broken up in 
Hanover Street. 

Voted. That Cap 1 Joseph Wadsworth & M r Edward Ilutchinson 
be desired to take care of Repairing y e II. way leading to y e North 
Water mills. 

Sept' 1". The members of Her maj ties Counceil and Justices ol 
the Peace within this Town together w th the Sel. men have now 
agreed by turns to walk by night to Inspect the Order of y e Town, 
for eight Weeks next following. 

At a meeting of Her Maj tiei Justices of the Peace within the 
Town of Boston. And the Select men of the S d Town the 5 th . of 
Sept r . 

being present. The Honb le Sam 11 Sewall Esq r , Isaac Addington 
Esq r ., Pen Townsen.d Esq r , Jer. Dummer Esq r . Edward Bromfield 
Esq r ., John Clark Esq r ., Samuel Linde Esq r . & AddingtS Daven- 
port Esq r . Justices of the Peace. 

[67.] Mesu. Daniel Oliver, Joseph Wadsworth, Francis 
Clark & Coll . Thorn' Savage Sel. men. 

Whereas M r Joseph Hillier hath by his Petition Represented to 
the Justices and Select men at this meeting, That in case accord- 
ing to the Vote of the Justices and Select men the 4 th . of Feb 17 
1711, Relating to the line of the High way at the Westerly Side of 
Corn hill then appointed to run to five feet westerly within the 
North East Corner of the Cellar wall of the Late House of the S d . 
Hillier be exactly conformed unto, That then the Same will be 
greatly detrementall to the S d Hilliars Building w ch he is now ab 4 to 
Erect, and also not So comodious for the Town with respect to 
the passage into Tyngs Alley. 



172 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 75. 

And Prayes the Allowance and Consent of the Said Justices 
and Select men. That he the S d . Hillier may Set his S d building 
So as to bring forward the North East Corner thereof, to range 
even w th the Westerly Side of y c Euterance into Tyngs Alley. 

Voted, by the Major part of the Said Justices and Select men 
a Grant of y e S d . Ililliers Petition. On condition that he pay un- 
to the Town Treasu r Such Ratable part of the mone\" Allowed him 
for Land of his taken to enlarge, y e S d way, as y e Select men 
Shall determine and appoint. 

[68.] And that no Shop window neer the North East corner 
of the S d building, be allowed to Stand open there, So as to Ob- 
struct or Steighten the passage or enterance into the Said Alley. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Sept r 8 th . 

Libert}' is granted to Edw d . Mills, Owen Harrise, and Hannah 
Taper, to Exercice the Keeping of School within this Town. 

The Sel. men have agreed w" 1 Josiah Bills y* he is to procure the 
carrying away out of y e Dock So much Mud;l as he c:m for y' 
moueth and his to be paid 10/ for each boat load w ch he Shall So 
carry away. 

Miles Burroughs being Sited before the Select men. They 
charged him with Exposing to Publick veiw in this Town, his Art 
of Legerdermaiue or Suble Craft, and takeing money of many young 
persons and other Inhabit" of y e Town for the Sight thereof, with- 
out applying himselfe to y e Select, in for their Approbation, And 
that he hath So done Since his being forbidden So to do, by Her 
Maj tie " Justices of this Town on the 1 st of Sept r cur*, he hatk fol- 
lowed i/e Same Practice. The S d Sel. men do now warn him to for- 
bear that practice in y e Town for }- e future or other wise they will 
make compl' against him, in ord r to his being punished as the Law 
directs, upon w ch he gave his promise accordingly to forbear. 

[69.] Sept r . 12. Mesu Isaiah Tay, Edward Hutchinson, 
Francis Clark, & Coll . Thomas Savage, Select men of Boston. 

Have granted to D r . Rob* Ellis the liberty of digging up the 
Ground in Malbrough Street, for the Laying his Cellar draine into 
the Cofnon Shore there, Provided that he Lny y e S d draine with 
Brick or Stone as the Law directs, and that w th all convenient 
Speed he do Sufficiently amend & and make good, Such part of y e 
S d way as he Shall So digg or break up. And also that in doing 
thereof, he leave Sufficient and free passage for both Horse & 
Cart. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Sept' 15 th . 

The Sel. men being of opinion that the Chimney of the House in 
w ch Thomas Weymouth now dwells Scituate at Wings Lane, is de- 
fective and dangerous in that the Same is considerably lower then 
the House of a Neighbour neer therto, and M r . James Maxwell 
being present doth declare that by order of y e S d Sel. men he did 
on the 10 th of Sept r Cur 4 warn the Said Thorn 9 Weymouth to for- 
bear keeping fire in y e S d Chimney untill the Same was made Suf- 
ficient and Secure to y e Satisfaction of y e Sel. men. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1712. 173 

Miles Burroughs being present Sa3*eshe came from Road Iseland 
into this Town ab' two moueth Since. 

The S d Sel. men do now warn him to depart out of this Town. 

[7O.] Liberty is Granted unto M r . Rich d Hall, to Set his win- 
dows for his Barbers Shop Seventeen inches and a halfe into King 
Street, at y e Tenement w ch he hires of M r . Foy, and So to con- 
tinue only during pleasure. 

Liberty is Granted to M r . Peter Butler to Sett a row of Posts in 
the High way before his new buildings at the Lower end of King 
Street, eight foot & a halfe distant from the range of the S d build- 
ings to the Out side of of the S d Posts. 

And also to Set a window for a Barbers Shop there, to Stand 
eighteen Inches distant from y e Side of his Brick wall, into the H. 
way, both of which to continue So, only during pleasure. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men. Sept r . 22 th . 

Voted. That Paul Dudley Esq r . As Attorney, be desired to 
commence an Action in the Law ag l Simion Stoddard Esq r . for 
not delivering the Houseing and fences at deere Island in Ten- 
nautable Repaire according to Lease. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Septem br y e 29. 

Voted That Consta. Joseph Belcher Shall have the Same Al- 
lowance in proportion for Collecting the Rates at Rumny Marsh 
as the Collectors are to have for Collecting y e Rates w* 11 in y e 
Town. 

Whereas The Sel. man have had fresh Compl' from the Neigh- 
bourhood that the Chimny ofy a House in w ch Thorn 8 Weymouth 
dwells is yet [71.] defective and dangerous, notwithstanding y e 
warning given to y e S d Weymouth to forbear 3' makeing fire in y e 
S d Chimny untill y e Same be made Secure. 

Voted. That Mesu Eben r Clough, Arthur Hale, and John 
Goldthwaite or any two of them be desired to Survey y e S d Chim- 
ny, and make report under their hands how the}* find y e Same and 
give their opinion of what is needfull to be done to prevent Haz- 
zard thereby. 

Ordered. That John Arnall be dismist from y* watch, and that 
Joseph Heath be introduced in his room. 

September the 3 d . Mesu Isaiah Tay, Edward Hutchinson, 
Thomas Savage, & Francis Clark Sel. men. Granted Liberty to 
Cap'. Newcombe Blague to digg open the High way in Prince 
Street for the Laying his Cellar draine into the Comon Shore there, 
Provided he lay y e Same with brick or Stone as the Law directs, 
and with Spf ed Sufficiently Amend and make good the way where 
he Shall So digg. 

4 th . Mesu Isaiah Taj*, Joseph Wadsworth, Thomas Savage and 
Paul Dudley Esq r ., Sel. men, have granted Liberty to M. Mercy 
Leasonbee to dig open the H. way in wood Lane for the Laying 
her Cellar draine into the Comon Shore there, Provided She Lay 
the Same w th Brick or Stone as the Law directs, and that She do 



174 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

w tb all convenient Speed Sufficiently mak good y e way where She 
Shall So digg. 

[72.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Octob r . 6 th . 

Agreed w th Job Ingram that he is to Ring y e Bell at nine & at 
Eleven of y e Clock from y e 3 d of Octob r Curr' for the Space of 
Six irioneths esuing for w ch he is to be paid at the Rate of twelve 
Shill. p. moneth. 

The Sel. men have agreed w th M r . Jos. Callender & have Lett 
unto him the Little Old House on y e Fort Hill where John Wilkie 
Lately dwelt, to be improved as a Granary, and a peice of Land 
on y c ^S d Hill of Ab' Sixty foot Square for y e Setting a Windmill 
On, For him and his Assignes to improve andOccupie for thnt use 
for the Space of Seven years next ensuing. And the Said Callen- 
der is to Secure and defend the well there and at his own Cost and 
Charge to put and keep the S d . House in good repaire Sutable for 
a Granary, and to pay into the Town Treasurer forty Shillings p. 
Annum for the Rent thereof and At the end of the Term to deliver 
up the premisies w" 1 the S d House in good Repaire unto the Sel. 
men of the Town then being. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Octob r . 13 th . 

Voted. That Coll . Sam 11 Checkly, Cap'. Habijah Savage, and 
M r . Thorn". Gushing be desired and impowered, to undertake and 
Effect y e mending [73.] and Repairing the H. way or Street at 
each end of the Bridg in Ann Street, So as the water may be 
drained away and carryed out of y e S d Street, and that Curls &c. 
may conveniently pass on and off the S d Bridge for this year or 
winter it being too late in the Opinion of y e Sel. men at this time, 
to take up and Regulate y e pavement of y e S d Street; And as to 
the way & methode of doing the Same, to advise w th- Mesu r " Jsaiah 
Tay and Joseph Wadsworth two of y e S d . Sel. men. 

Voted. That Consent of y e Sel. men that Sarah Battersbee 
who formerly in y e Name of Phelps had Lycence to Sel Strong 
drink as an Inholder, that her Lycence may be renewed to her in 
y e name of Battersbee. 

Ordered. That notice be given to M rs Peirson that the Sel. men 
do require her forthw th to remove and carry away the Earth w ch 
She hath caused to be layd next to her building in the H. wayes 
nigh the Sign of the Star. 

Ordered. That notice be given to Cap' Tim Clark that the Sel. 
men do forbid his taking away beach or gravell from y e Lower end 
of South Street. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Octo. 20 th 

The Price of Wheat Stated for Regulating y e Assize of Bread is 
Six Shill p. bushall. 

[74.] James Masman is Allowed to Set posts before his 
House in Sumer Street at Such distance into the H. way as any 
one of the Sel. men Shall direct. 

The Sel. men have directed M r Edw d Foster to do what is neces- 
sary for y* present in repairing the dwelling hou=e on Deere Is- 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1712. 175 

land, And to prepare Timb* and Stuff this winter in order to a 
further repaire thereof y 6 next Spring. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Octo r 27 th . 

Liberty is granted to John Barton to Sett a Row of four posts 
on y e H. way in Cow Lane before his House & Land there to 
Stand three foot distant into y e S d H. way. 

Liberty is granted to Cap* Jn. Sunderland to digg open a Cross 
the H. way in Fish street provided he attend the direction of y 6 
Law in Lay y e S d . Draiue w 01 brick or Stone & that he do forth 
with make good y e way againe. 

Liberty is Granted to Robert Elise to digg open the H. way for 
Laying his draine into the Comon Shore in Sumer street, Pro- 
vided &c. 

Liberty is granted to Jon* Simpson to Sett the window of his 
Barber' Shop in King Street to Stand ten inches into y e H. way. 

Liberty is granted to Sett posts in y e H. way So as to Secure v e 
pave rat nigh y e Mill Bridge. 

[75.] Octob r 31. Mesu" Daniel Oliver, Francis Clark, Paul 
Dudley Esq r & Coll Thomas Savage Sel. men have granted Lib- 
erty to Thomas Phillips to digg up the High way from his dwell- 
ing House being the Sun Tavern to the Dock w ch is ab' thirty foot 
in Length for the Laying a thite draine to his Cellar, Provided 
that he do the Same w th Expedition, and make the way good 
againe. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men Novemb r 3 d . 

Liberty is Granted to Joseph Prout as Gaurdian &c. to digg up 
the High way in Prince Street for the Laying his Collar draine 
into the comon Shore there, Provided y' he therein Attend the 
direction of the Law, and make good that part of y e way w oh he 
Shall So digg with Speed. 

Mesu Daoiel Oliver & Francis Clark are desired to take care 
to amend & Secure the High way at the northerly end of Trea 
mount Street. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. m. Nov r . the 10 th . 

The Pound keeper is forbid to improve y e pound to any other 
uses then w' the Law directs unto. 

Voted that in case the Proprietors of y e Condit in Ann Street 
do convey their wast water under ground into y e Dock y e Sel. 
m. will order fort} 7 Shill. to be pd. towards y e Charge therof. 

[76.] Liberty is granted by the Sel. men unto John Barton 
to Set up four posts before his House in Cow Lane, to Stand ab 1 
three foot distant there, being granted 27 th Oct r . Last. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Novemb r 17 th . 

Voted. That Cap* Thorn 8 Hutchinson, M r Timothy Thornton 
and M r Sam u Greenwood be desired to Treat with those persons 
whose Lands do border on Battery Alley About "Widening that 
Alley So as to make it Comodioua for Carts to pass & repass 
through the Same. 



176 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

The Select men & Comittee Ab* the North Shool being pres- 
ent, do agree that M r Timothy Thornton Shall continue in his 
improvemen' of the Wharfe & Dock at Men-yes point untill the 
2G th day of June next at w ch time his year will expire he paying 
as he hath proposed the Sume of Ten pounds. 

The price of Wheat Stated by v e Sel. men for Regulating the 
Assize of Bread is Seven Shillings p. bushell. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men. Novemb 1 ". 24. 

Liberty is granted to M Dorcas Peggey to dig open the H. 
way at y e Lower end of Salem Street for the Laying her Cellar 
drniue into y e Comon Shore there Provided &c. 

Liberty is granted to M r Isaiah Tay to plant three or four 
Trees in Kanover Street before his Land there. 

[77.] Dec r . 1". Liberty is granted to M r Edw d . Mills to digg 
open the H. way before his House in Sudberry Street for the Re- 
pairing his Cellar draine there, Provid d that he forth with repair 
& make good that part of the way where he Shall So digg. 

At a Meeting of y e Sel. men, Dec r . 29 th . 

Whereas one article contained in the Town grant to the Grantees 
concerned in building the Water Mills, being Recorded Lib. 1, page 
66, in y e words following viz'. 

" That the S d Grantees Shall make & maintaine forever, a Gate 
of Ten foot in breadth to open with the Flood, for the passage of 
Boats into the Cove, at Such time as they may Arive at their Or- 
dnary Landing places. 

And the Select men being now Informed by Sundry of the 
Inhabitants whose Lands do border on the Mill pond That the 
Flood gates at the North Water Mill, w ch was Anciently the place 
where Boats did use to pass through into the S d Pond according 
the aforesaid agreem', Hath for Sundry years Last past, been 
Streightened both, in breadth and highth So as not to auswere the 
Intent of the S d Agreem 1 . And that the present Mill owners are 
now about to repaire or rebuild y e S d mills, at the doing whereof 
will be a proper Season for them to Enlarge y e S d Gates for the 
free passage of Boats &c. 

[78.] Ordered. That the Gentlemen who are the Mill Own- 
ers, be notified to Cause the S d . Flood-Gates, and passage for 
Boats into the Mill Pond, to be So made as fully to answere the 
true Intent and meaning of the S d . Agreement. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Jan 77 26 th . 

Whereas at a meeting of the Justices & Sel. men of the Town 
of Boston did then grant to M r Joseph Hilliar in answer to his 
Petition, a Small Strip of y e Land before taken out of his Land, 
for the Enlargem' of the High way neer Tings Alloy, that So y e S d 
Hilliars building might be the better accomodated, the S d Hilliar 
paying for the Same in proportion to y e Sume Allowed him accord- 
ing to Apprizem'. Wherefore Accordingly, the Sel. men have 
now determined that he allow as the just proportion for the Same, 
the Sume of three pounds Sixteen Shillings & Six pence. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1712. 177 

Whereas the Sel. men did Lett to Joseph Butt, Dearc Island for 
the Term of Seven years from the 1 st of March 1711-12 as p. 
Lease doth appear, and among other things y e S d Sel. men did 
agree to put the feucciug in good & Teuuntable repaire. And 
whereas Nathaniel Butt (who became Bound as Surety for the 
performance of the Covenants unto w ch y e S d Joseph Butt therein 
Stands obliged) being present in y e behalfe of both. 

[79.] The present Sel. men and the S d Nath 11 Butt have now 
Mutualy agreed as folio weth viz'. 

That the Sel. men Shall Supply y e S d Nath 11 But w th money to 
y e value of Twenty pounds to be Layd out in fencing upon y e S d 
Island. 

And the S d Nath 11 Butt doth Engage & promise So to Lay out 
the Same in feuceing thereto the best advantage, and at the end of 
y e Term to deliver up to y e Sel. men the Same value of feuceing. 

And in like manner for Such Value of fenceing as the S d Select 
men Shall agree to add thereto if need So require. 

Whereas there was au Omision at the Last Publick Town Meet- 
ing, in not asking their Vote to direct the Auditing the Treasurers 
acco u for this present year. And in order to prevent any iucon- 
venieucy w ch may hapen to the Town in case that worke Should 
not be performed before the next Gen". Town meeting. 

Voted by the S d Sel. men that they do desire the Several Gentle- 
men who were Nominated and Appointed by the Town for the 
like Service, the Last year, to Audit the S d Treasu acco ts for this 
present year. 

Ordered, that Notice be given by M r Maxwell to Mary Dove, 
Griffice M r Bowu & M r Wise who are Lately come to In- 
habit here, that they are to depart out of y* Town unless the ol> 
taine y e Consent of y e Sel. men for their dwelling here. 

[8O.] In order to prevent & Suppress the growth of disorders 
in this Town. The Justices & Sel. men have agreed to vissit y e 
familyes in y e Sever 11 parts of y e S d Town on Wednesday y e 4' 1 ' of 
Feb 1 * next viz'. 

In N. 1. 
S r Charles Hobbie 
Cap 1 Thorn 8 Hutchinson 
M r Joseph Wads worth 
M r John Ruck 
M r John Frizzell and 
Consta James Tileston 

In N. 2. 
John Clark Esq r 
Coll Adam Winthrop 
M r Edw d Hutchinson 
Cap* Edw d Martyn 
Joseph Prout and 
Consta Caleb Lyman 

In N. 3. 

Thomas Brattle Esq r 
Sam 11 Lynde Esq r 
M r Isaiah Tay 



178 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Cap' Habijah Savage 
Cap' Edw d Winslow 
and Consta Sam" Barrat 

In N. 4. 

Simion Stoddard Esq* 
Paul Dudley Esq r 
M r Thorn 8 Cushing 
M r Tim Lyndall and 
Consta Ez. Walker. 

In N. 5. 

Jeremiah Dummer Esq*. 
Thomas Palmer Esq r . 
Cap' Oliver Noyes 
M r Ezekiell Lewise and 
Consta Jn. Staniford. 

In N. 6. 

Pen Townsend Esq r 
M r Elisha Cook jun r 
Maj r Thorn" Fitch 
M r Grove Hirst and 
Consta Jn Green. 
[81.] In N. 7. 

Sam u Sewall Esq r 
M r Daniel Oliver 
M r Francis Clark 
M 1 Sam 11 Marshall 
Coll. Thorn 8 Savage and 
Consta Sam 11 Banister 

In N. 8. 

Edw d Bromfield Esq r 
Addington Davenport Esq T 
Cap' Tim Clark 
M r Will m Welsteed and 
Consta Henry Bridgham 

At a meeting of the Select men y e 16 th of Feb 17 . 

The S d Sel. men do agree to propose to the Town at their Next 
meeting, That they do Impower the Sel. men whom they Shall 
choose, to Lett out at Intrest upon good Security, their money 
being the Produce of Lands Sold, untill an opportunity of Laying 
out the Same to best advantage. 

The Sel. men pursuant to the Town vote and the directions in 
the Law have advised ab' a Master for the Grammar School at v e 
North, and Accordingly have Treated w th M r Recompence Wads- 
worth as judging him to be a Sutable person for that Service, and 
do accordingly Recomend him to the Town, and do propose that 
Sixty pounds p. annum be allowed him for y e S d Service. 

The Sel. men do agree to propose to y e Town that they Raise a 
Comittee to consider of Some Expedient for y e more Effectual 
preventimg the Poor belonging to other places, from Obtruding 
y m Selves on y* Town. 



SELLCTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 179 

[82.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, Feb^ 26 th . 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do give out warr" for warning 
y* Inhabit 18 to meet at y e South Meeting House on Monday y e ninth 
of March next at nine of y e Clock in y e forenoon, to Chuse Town 
officers, to grant money for defraying the necessary charges of 
y e Town, to consider of w l is further needfull to be done ab' y e 
line of Defence and to grant money for that, and like wise w' is 
ueedfull towards finishing y e Town House. 

Agreed. That Edward Foster go on to provide Timb T , Clap- 
boards & Shingles Sutable, and that he do what is necessary iu 
repairing the dwelling House, on Deere Island, So as to make the 
Same Tenantable, and also to get the masons worke also done, & 
for y e Labour ab' the Same he is to be p d according to day Labour, 
and y e Sel. men are to take y e Care of providing boards & nayles. 
he proposes to have 5 Shill. p. day & to find himselfe. 

Voted. That M r Will Payn be desired to go on w th y* Finish- 
ing worke of y e Town House Cellar at y e Towues Charge. 

Agreed y* the Inhabitants be notified at y* Town meeting that 
they provid them selves w" 1 Ladders according y e Town Law. 

And y' there will be 450 1 . more needl'ull on y e Towues part for 
finishing y e T . House. 

Sarah Battersby* Petition to keep a Publick House in Ann 
Streed disallowed. 

[83.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, March 2 d 1712-13. 

M r . Watts as attorney to y e heires of Cap' Tho. Lake having 
Petitioned y e Sel. men for Rent for part of y e Town House cellar. 

The Sel. men Signifie they are of oppiuiou y 4 his claim is ground- 
less, for y* M Mary Lake as Pixecutrix Sold that intrcst to y e 
Town, w ' 1 She had power to do it being a Chattell. 

Agreed to propose to y e Town their being concerned in y* Charge 
of a Light House, in ord r to an income. 

At a meeting of Mesu Daniel Oliver, Joseph Wads worth, 
Edw d Hutchinson, Paul Dudley Esq r ., Coll Thomas Savage and 
Francis Clark Sel. men of the Town of Boston the 3 d day of 
March. 

At the motion and Request of M r Henry Hill who hath Lands 
Abutting on each Side of South Street in Boston, praying the 
liberty of makeing the Said Street more comodius and Straight, 
by takeing in and adding to his own Land a Smal part of y e S d 
Street and Leaving out and adding to the S d Street, a greater pro- 
portion of other Lands partly of his own and partly belonging to 
other persons w eh he is about to purchace, as is more at Large de- 
scribed by a Plan there of by him now given in and lying on file 
w th the Records of the Town of Boston, unto which proposall the 
S d . Sel. men for and in behalf e of the Town, have consented and 
agreed unto, Provided alwayes, and on condition that the S d 
Henry Hill (at his own charge) be obliged at Some time before 
the First day of March next ensuing, [84.] to remove or cause 
to be removed and taken away all and every Such fence, building 
or part of building w ch is now Standing upon any part of the Said 



180 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

High way as it is now agreed upon to be So made Straight, and as 
is described in y* S d Plan. 

March 6 th . "Whereas M r Banister hath presented to y e Sel. men 
an acco' of the Charg of makeing a Drain or Comon Shore in Win- 
ter street and Sayes that the partyes concerned have agreed to 
bear their parts in y e Charge thereof, desiring that y e Same be 
recorded in y e Town Books. 

Ordered. That the Same be So recorded Provided y e Several 
parties Concerned do Sign y e S d acco' threby Signifte that they 
are So agreed being on file and is as follow* 

An Acco 1 of the disburstmeuts upon digging and Laying a Stone 
draine or Comon Shore from y e Cestern at the corner of Summer 
Street up through Winter Street as far as y e House or Teuem 1 of 
y e Rev d M r Sam 11 Willard deceaced, being four hundred & four foot 
in length at the proper Cost and Charge of Thorn 8 Banister and 
Broth 1 " Exec r to Sarah Banister deceaced, Will m Manley, William 
Fisher &y e Heires of y e above named M r . Willard for their mutuall 
Service & Advantage to draiue their Cellars being 4 proprietors. 

pd. y e T. Clerk for a p'mit to open ye ground . . 1.0 

pd. Jos Kayner for digging and Stoning S d 

Draine & finding Stone's 404 foot at 2/ . . 40 . 8.0 

pd. for boards to Lay in y e bottom in Sundry 

places .0.5.0 

pd. W m Manley for makeing good 12 yds. paveing 0.12.0 

pd. Town Clerks fee' for Recording & copie . . 4.0 



41 . 10 . 
March 6th, 1712/13. Thorn 1 Banister Exe r part 

William Manley 

f Benj a Banson for y e heires of M r Sam 11 
( Willard 
William Fisher 

[85.] At a meeting of Mesu John George, Joseph Wads- 
worth, Edward Hutchinson, Francis Clark, John Ruck, John Col- 
man, & William Payn Sel. m for y e Town of Boston y e 16 th day of 
March. 

Whereas the Gentm of the Comittee for building the Town- 
House, have signified to y e S d . Sel. m, that there is yet wanting of 
y e Town of Bostons proportion towards finishing the S d Edifficc, the 
Sume of four hundred and fifty pounds, the w ch Sume the Inhabit- 
tants of Boston at their Last Publick Town meeting did grant to be 
raised for that Service, and whereas there is no prospect of the 
Town Rates being collected and paid in, untill the Latter end of 
y e year, and that so the debts already contracted by the S d Comittee 
may be duly paid and the worke carryed On and finished in the 
proper Season there of. 

Voted. That Application be made to the Great and Gen". As- 
sembly, Praying the Loan of the aforesaid Sume in Bills out of the 
Province Treasury to be applyed to that use, and to be repaid by 
the Treasu r for the Town of Boston, by the Latter end of Fob 1 * 
next. 



SELECTMEN'S KECOEDS, 1713. 181 

Voted, an Acceptance of Josiah Biles his acco* ab* Wharfage, 
he paying to y e Trcasu r 7. 11. 3. 

March 21. Mesu John George, Edw d Hutchinson, Francis 
Clark & Will 1 " Payu Sel. men have granted Liberty to Simion 
Stoddard Esq r . to open y e H. way a Cross Corn hill in to Water 
Street for y e Laying a Cellar drayn the: e Provided he Attend y 8 
directions in y e Laws. 

[8G.] March 23 th . At a meeting of Addington Davenport 
Esq r ., Mesu" Daniel Oliver, Oliver Noyes & Thorn 8 Gushing of 
y e Comittee, To gether w th Mes ura John George, Joseph Wads worth, 
Edward Hutchinson, Francis Clark, John Ruck, John Colmau & 
Will 11 ' Payn present Sel. men of Boston. 

Whereas the afore said Coffiittee and Sel. men were by a vote 
of the Inhabit^ of Boston at their Last Publick meeting, Impowered 
to Lett at Intrest the money being the produce of y e Blue hill 
Lands. 

And whereas by another vote the Select men w r desired to Pro- 
cure money to Supply the Treasury Sufficient to discharge y e debts 
of y e Last year, and to defray the growing Charge of y e Town 
untill a Sufficiency of the Town Rates can be Collected. 

Voted. That at Intrest for the Same, The Treasurer be directed 
to apply So much of the Blue hill money as is now in y e Treasury, 
togctlier w th what is Shortly to be paid in by y e Brantrey men. 
For the discharge of y c debts and growing Charges of y e Town, 
until the S d Comittee and Select men Shall recall the Same. 

The Sel. men have agreed to Lett unto Josiah Biles the Town 
Wharfe nigh Dock Square, w th the priviledges & benefits thereof, 
from the first day of March Cur*, for the Term of one year from 
thence next ensuing. 

In consideration there of the S d . Biles doth agree to pay into the 
Town Treasuiy the Sume or Rent of Twenty four pounds. 

[87.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, March 30 Ul 1713. 

M r Dan 11 Oliver haveing made report that by a former direction 
of the Sel. men he hath Sold the Old house then Standing on John 
Mathws 8 Land to Peter Wear for three pounds to be pd in Worke. 

Ordered that the Treasu r do charge the S d Peter Wear Debtor 
for the S d . Sume. 

Agreed w" 1 Job Ingram that he continue to ring y" Bell from y' 
3 d of Aprill next for the Sp;ice of Six moneths to be pd for y e 
Same twelve Shill p. m. at 9 & 1 1 o clock. 

Agreed that M r Recompence Wadsworth do enter upon the 
Service of School-master of y e Grammer School at the North on y e 
20 th . of Aprill next, & to be paid Sixty pound for one year 
quarterly. 

Whereas William Tilley jun r (being present) moves unto the 
Sel men for Liberty of makeiug Ropes in South Street where M r . 
Grey formery did use to Occupy the Same for y' use. 

Voted. That Liberty is granted to him the S d Tilley So to ocupy 
the Same durcing pleasu r and paying for y e Same to y e Town 
Treasu r at y e rate of twenty Shill. p. annum. 



182 Cixy DOCUMENT No. 75. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 6 th of A prill. 

Voted. That Paul Dudley Esq r . be desired & Authorized as 
Attorney on y e behalfe of the S d Sel. men, to appear at at any of 
Her Maj tie " Court or Courts of Comon pleas or Judicature, to 
Prosecute and plead to an Action or Sute coSenced & now de- 
pending between y e S d Sel. men of Boston Plantiffs and Simion 
Stoddard Esq r . & Dame Eliz a . his Wife Defend' 8 . 

[88.] Voted. That Information be given to the Grand jury of 
two Timb r buildings Latly Erected at Water Street in Boston con- 
trary to Law, one of them on the Land of Enoch Greenlieffe, and 
the Other on the Land of Thomas Phillips, both of w ch are Said to 
be Erected by y e S d Phillips. 

Liberty is granted to Sam 11 Greenliefe to Raise and pave that 
Side of Spring Lane next to his Brick building and to La}' the 
gutter ther to run in the middle of y e S d Lane. 

Ordered. That y e Town Clerk Transcrib in a Smal Booke a List 
of Lands Rents and dues belonging to y e Town to lie before y e 
Sel. m. 

Voted. That Cap*. Tim Clark, Mesu John Marrion, Joseph 
Belknap, Joshua Winsor, Gyles Fyfield, John Oliver, & John 
Kicholls are chosen & impowered to be veiwers & Sealers of Cord 
wood for y e year ensuing. And that y e other Sealing hammers & 
Staves be brought in to y e Treasu r . 

[Aprill] 7 th . Liberty is granted to M r Sam 11 Wentworth to break 
up the ground a Cross Anne Street for the La}-ing his Cellar drain 
there, Provided he lay the Same w 01 Brick or Stone, & Speedily 
make good that part of the S d way where he Shall So digg. 

Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, Edw d Hutchinsou, John Ruck and 
John Colman have granted Liberty to M r . John Bourland to break 
up the H. way in Hanover Street for y e Laying his Cellar draiue at 
y* Star into y e comon Shoar in Union Street, Provided he Lay y e 
Same w th brick or Stone, & Speedily make good y e way there. 

[89.] At a meeting of the Sel. men y" 14 th of Aprill. 

Whereas Soloman Brown a Stranger now become a Town 
Charge, was brought into this Town on y e 5 th of Nov T 1711 in 
a vessell whereof Joseph Gorhara was then master, and no entry 
there of made at the impost office as the Law directs. 

Voted. That Mesu John Ruck and John Colman be desired 
and Impowered to prosecute the S d . Joseph Gorham for the penal- 
tys provided in y e Law in that case made & Provided. 

The Sel. men haveing now agreed to a draught of proposals ab' 
the worke and duty of Scavengers. 

Ordered. That the Town Clark Transcribe a copie there of and 
Lay the Same before y e Town at their next meeting. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y e 21 th of Aprill. 

The Select men have agreed according to James Williams' 
proposalls to Lett unto him the grass of y e South burying place, 
he paying for the Same the Sume of Fourty Shillings and to make 
good all Such damages w ch may happen to the graves by reason 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 183 

of his Cows going there, and also he is to gather up & remove the 
Stones, and fill up the holes already made or Sunk at any of the 
graves there. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Aprill 27 th . 

Voted. That y e Watch-house nigh y e T. House be removed & 
Set by the Easterly end of y e Wrighting School House in Queen 
Street and that M r Francis Clark & M r John Colman be desired to 
get the Same So removed. 

[9O.] Voted. That the Town Clerk Issue forth warrants for 
a Town Meeting for the Choyce of Representitives, at the Town 
House on Wedeusday the thirteenth of May next at two of the 
Clock in y e after noon, and also to consider and finish Such other 
business as was continued at the Last Publick Town meeting, and 
to Chuse one Constable in y e room of M r John Brockus who re- 
fuseth to Serve, and also the room of one or more of y e Overseers 
of the Poor who do decline that Service. 

And the Printed Tickets be provided, and y e bells to be rung. 

Ordered. That Robert Downing be dismist from the watch at 
y e South Battree, & that Thomas Pike be introduced to y' Service 
in his room. 

Pursuant to a Vote of the Inhabit 1 " at their Last Publiek meet- 
ing on the 10 th of March Last, The Sel. iii are desired at as mod- 
erate a Charge as they can, to procure money to Supply the 
Treasury, Sufficient to discharge the debts of y e Last year, and to 
defray the growing charge of the Town, untill a Sufficiency of the 
Town Rates now granted, are Collected and paid in. 

Ordered. " That the Treasu r be desired to borrow to the Value of 
Three hundred pounds at Intrest, to be applyed for carrying on 
the Line of Defence at the Neck, to be repayd & Satisfied out of 
the Treasury when the Same Shall be Supplyed by y e coming in 
of y e Town Rates. 

Voted. That in Case M r . Thorn' Clark as he hath proposed do 
carr}- on and. effect a New pavem' of [91.] the High way, from 
the range of pavement already made in Fleet Street in Boston, and 
continue the Same as farr down towards the Sea as the grate of 
the couion Shoar there, excepting that Side of the way ag' M r * 
Haymans land w ch in Eauitity ought to be done at the Charge 
of y e S d M" Hayman. 

And also that he New Lay the pavement on the Easterly Side 
of Fish Street from the Southerly Side of his own Land as far as 
to joyn the former pave rat . which is to run down from Fleet Street 
to y e afore S d Grate. Then the Select men will allow and pay 
unto him the S d Clark the SuoJe of Nine pounds as the Townes 
proportion of y* S d Charge. 

Voted. That M r George Thomas be desired to take into his 
Custody, the Townes halfe bushells being Six in Number, now 
lying at M r Olivers ware house, to be applyed for the use of 
Coasters or others who Shall deliver graine at y e Dock, and for 
his care and trouble therein, to receive of the master or owner of 
Such vessell who Shall So use the Same not exceeding One Shil- 
ling p. Trip of each vessell. 



184 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

May 4 th Mesu ri Jos. Wadsworth, Edw d Hutcbiuson, Francis 
Chirk & John Colmau Sel. men have granted liberty to M r . Fortune 
Rudock to dig open the H. way accross Lyn Street for the Laying 
his Cellar draine there. 

Provided he as Little as may be obstruct y e passage while the 
Same is doing, and that he Lay y e S d draine with brick or Stone 
& Speedily make good y e way Where he Shall So digg. 

[92.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, May y e 5 th . 

Hannah Phillips who was formerly Hannah Leager being pres- 
ent Sayes She was born in this Town being now ab 4 60 year old, 
and that She hath dwelt at Swanzey for the Space of ab 4 Seven 
or eight years Last past, and that She Kept at y e Almes- House in 
Boston imediatly before She went to Swanzey. 

The Sel. men do now warn her to depart out of this Town to 
Swanzie the place where according to Law She doth belong. 

Whereas Some difference hath Arisen between Simion Stoddard 
Esq r . and M r . Thomas Creese, relating to the line betwixt their 
Lands. Nigh Coruhill, where the S d M r . Stoddard is now ab 4 Erect- 
ing a Brick building 

Voted by the S d . Sel. men, That M r Samuel Phillips, Cap' Edward 
Winslow and Cap 1 . John Gerrish, are appointed and desired to Lay 
out and. State the S d Line between their S d Lands. 

Ordered. That M r . Maxwel do warn Hepsiba Taylor to depart 
out of this Town to Cambridge, y 4 being the place whereto She 
belongs 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y e 12 th of May. 

Liberty is granted to John Clark Esq r to dig across the High 
way in Ann Street for La}'ing his Cellar drain there. Provided he 
Lay y e Same with Brick or Stone & make good y e way as the 
Law' requires. 

[93.] Agreed w* the wife of James Hughs to Support Hannah 
Phillips until further order at three Shill p. week, one week being 
already past & She hath reed 5' of y e Treasu 1 " in part: 

Liberty is granted to M r Thomas Walker to digg open the H. way 
at y e uper end of Wood Lane for y e Laying his Cellar draine there 
provided he Lay y e Same w th brick or Stone & make good the way. 
and y 4 the Same be done w th . expedition. 

Agreed w th . Uaniell Berry that he is to pay forty five Shillings 
for y e grass of y e burying place the Last year. And y 4 he's to have 
the grass there the ensuing j'ear at y" Same Rate. 

Whereas the Gent 1 " Sel. men of Charles Town have moved to y e 
Sel. men of Boston to take the care of Supporting a woman of their 
Town known by the name of Eliz* Lobdale. 

Voted, by y e S d Sel. men of Boston that they Look at them- 
selves not concerned w th her, neither Shall they receive her as an 
Inhabit 4 of Boston. 

Liberty is granted by Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, Edw d . Hutch- 
inson, John Ruck & John Colman to Cap 4 John Charnock & the 
rest of y e Comittee for building a New meeting House, to digg 
across y e H. way in North Street for Laying a draine there provided 
y e directions in y e Law be therein Attended. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 185 

[94.] At a meeting of j" Sel. men, May y* 19 th . 

Whereas Hepsebah Taylor who belongeth to y e Town of Cam- 
bridge and came from thence into this Town Some time in y e 
moneth of April 1711 and was by order of y e Sel. men warned 
to depart out of this Town on the 30 th of July following and at 
Sundry lime Since, yet She the Said Taylor contrary to y e Order 
and direction of y e S d Sel. m doth continue to reside here, and is 
reported to be a disorderly person. 

It is therefore ordered by the S d . Sel. men y l application be 
made to Some one of Her Maj tie " Justices in this Town, Praying 
that a warrant may be given as the Law directs for ye Carrying 
her the S d Hepsebah Taylor unto Cambridg the place wherto She 
doth belong. 

The Members of Councel and Justices of the Peace within the 
Town of Boston, and the Sel. men of the S d Town have now 
agreed to walke in their Turns by Night to Inspect and prevent 
disorders in v c Town, to begin the first week in June next and to 
walke at y e Least once in each week. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men. May 25 th . 

Ordered. That notice be given in writeing to the Sel. men of 
Cambridge, that the Sel. men of Boston have resolved to procure 
a war 1 as y e Law directs to Send away Hephzibah Taylor, that 
So if they See Cause in the Intrim they may use any other more 
agreeable Methode to get her out of this Town. 

[95.] Voted. That John Warrick be the Pound Keeper for 
the Insuing year. 

Voted. That Mathew Collings and John Wilkie and each of 
them are appointed and Im powered to impound all and every 
Horse & horses, dry cattell or Sheep w ch at any time are found 
going at large or feeding on y e Comon Land, Streets or Lanes of 
this Town contrary to the Order or By Laws of this Town in that 
case made and Provided and to make complaint to any of Her 
M:tj ties Justices against the owner or owners of Such Horse Dry 
Cattc'll or Sheep So found going at Large as afore said, in order 
to recover the penalty or fine w ch by y e S a By Law is imposed on 
Such Owner So Transgressing, within the year ensuing. 

Abraham Rue is appoynted Cow-keeper for the year ensuing, 
on the Same Terms as Mentioned the 21 st of Aprill 1712. 

At a meeting of y 8 Sel. men, June 2 d . 

Liberty is granted to Zebdiel Bileston to dig open the IT. way 
in Dock Square for the repairing his Cellar draine there, provided 
tliat he repaire the Same with Brick or Stone & make good 
y e WMV. 

Ordered. That an Advertizm* be printed desiring all persons 
uho have any of the Towns Liberary or can give notice of any 
bookes or other things belonging to y e Town House before y c Late 
fire to Inform }' e T. Treasu r thereof in ord r to y r being returned. 

[96.] The price of wheat Stated by y e Sel. men for Regulat- 
ing the Assize of bread is Seven Shillings & Six pence. 



186 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 9 th of June. 

Voted. That in case the Gen 11 Court do proceed to the Es- 
tablishrn 1 of a Light house. The Gentle" 1 who represent this Town 
be desired after y e rules of dut}* for Light money is Stated, to move 
to the S d Court that the Town of Boston (prcfferabletoany Private 
persons) may have the Refusall of bearing the Charge in Erecting 
and maintaining the Same. 

At the Motion and Request of James Laugdon, Brewer, The 
Sel. men have Lett unto him y e S d Brewer y e westerly Lower 
room except one, of House on Fort hill, he paying for the Same 
forty Shilling p. Annum from the 10 th of June Cur 1 . 

James Baker belonging to great Brittaine being present Sayes 
he came into this Town ab l eight months Since. The Sel. men do 
now warn him to depart out or this Town. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, June 16 th . 

Agreed w tt Rob'. Farr that he is to keep ont Roxbury Cattel or 
others not allowed to go on y* neck, for y e ensuing part of this 
Summer for w cl1 he is to be allowed twenty Shillings. 

Abr m Rue being before Chosen Cow-keeper and hath refused to 
Accept of that Service. 

Kichard Virgin is appointed to be Cow keeper for the Ensuing 
Summer, and he is to procure Sufficient Assistance So as due care 
may be taken in looking after the Cows duly Coiuitted to his care, 
[97.] And he is to take care to watter the Bulls belonging to y e 
heard as often as is ncedfull & put them up wher y e Sel. m. Shall 
order. 

And as a reward for that Servise, He is impowered to demand 
and receive of the owner of each of the Said Cows, two Shillings 
p. head for each Cow under his care. 

Ordered That y e Town Clerk do write a Letter unto the Sel. 
men of Swanzie, that they take care ab k y 8 Support and return of 
Hannah Phillips who Lately came from thence into this Town and 
is under warning to depart hence. 

M r Sana". Bridge and Cap*. Thomas Barnerd and each of them 
are by y e S d Select men appointed and Impowered to Inspect the 
Observeance of the By-Law or order of this Town, for Keeping 
Ladders to each House, and to prosecute, and recover the penalty 
of all or any Such persons who have or Shall Transgress y c S d 
Order. 

Agreed w th John Wilkie that he is to Level the earth Lrvtely 
carryed and put at y* entrance of y e CouTon to the Satisfaction of 
y e Sel. men & his to have 20' for his Labour. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, June 23 th . 

Ordered. An application to y e Sessions, SigniQeing y* the Town 
is in the practice of upholding a Select watch according to y e vote 
of y e members of Councell, Justices and Sel. men y e 21 Aprill 
1708 and y 1 y* Town at their meeting in March Last Voted 300". 
for one years Support, Praying the S d . Court to direct and order 
the rule for apportioning & Leveying y e Same. 

[98. J John Filbery being present Sayes he belongs to 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 187 

Concord & came from thence w th his wife into this Town ab' two 
moneths Since, the Sel. men order him that in case he intends to 
resiile here, he must bring into y e T. Treasurer one or more bonds 
men to Indempnifie j' e Town. 

Agreed w th M r John George that he .is to remove and carry 
away the earth below the Stone wall by Cap' Southacks House, 
and upon his So doing, to y c Satisfaction of y e Sel. men he is to 
have five pounds pd. him out of y e Town Treasury. 

June 24 th . Mcssu Joseph "VVadsworth, John Ruck, Edw d . 
Ilutchinson & W m 1'ayn have granted to Thomas Barncrd jun r , 
Liberty to digg open in the II. way in Salem Street for the Laying 
his Cellar draine into y e Cofiton Shore there, on Condition that he 
lay the Same w th Brick or Stone and that he forthwith make good 
the way where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men y e 30 th of June. 

The Several Petitions of the persons hereafer named Petitioning 
for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as Retaylors viz. Thomas Peison, 
Rebecca Racket, John Welch, William Everton, George French, 
Sam" Green, Cooper, John Buttolph, James Peirson, Cap' Rich d 
Ilanise, John Mills, Rich d Whiteridge, Thorn' Messenger, Thorn* 
Waters, Rich d . Hancock, Robert Orrangs, w r distinctly voted 
disallow d by y e Sel. men. 

[99.] The Severall Petitions of Edward Gellings and of 
Mercy Alkin widd praying for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as 
Inlanders were distinctly voted disallowed by y e Select men 

Sam" Green, Barbour 9 , Petition to Sell Strong drink as a Re- 
laylor at his House in Middle-Street was Voted Allowed by y e 
Sel. men and to be accordingly Recommended to y e Q r . Sessons. 

Ann Hreck, Widdow of John Brcck, her Petition that the Lycence 
formerly allowed to her Late husband to Sell Strong drinck as a 
Rctaylor, may be now renewed to her in her own name, Voted, 
allowed by y e Sel. men. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, July 7 th . 

James Smith, Barbour, and James Gibson, Marrin r , their respec- 
tive Petitions to Sell drinck as Inholders w r disallowed by y e Sel. 
men. 

John Rangers Petito to Sell drink as a Rctaylor disallowed by 
V c Sel. men. 

William Skinners Petition for Licence to Sell Strong drink as 
an Inholder at the North end of North Street Allowed by y e 
Sel. men and recommended to y e Sessions. 

Mary Chandler intending to Lay down her Lycence for Selling 
drink as an Inholder. Her Petition to Sell as a Rctaylor at his 
House in Lyn Street is allowed by y e Sel. men & to be Kecomended 
to y e Sessions. 

[1OO.] Agreed w* Elder David Copp for a Trianuglur peice 
of Land La} - d out of the Land belonging to his Sons Children nigh 
his Brick House in Prince Street w ch at the request of y e Sel. men 
he hath Added to the High way there, for the better accomodation 



188 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

of the H. way Leading to the Water Mills the Select men allow- 
ing him for the Same the Six pounds which he declares his Accept- 
ance of as full Satisfaction for the S d Land. 

The Sel. men have now Lett to M r . Samuel Turel the "Westerly 
room in y e Cellar under y e T. House for the Space of one year 
comenceing the 10 th . of June Last for w ch he is to pay fourteen 
pounds Rent. 

In compliance w th directions from His Ex cy the Gov r , Ordered. 
That the T. Clerk do Publish Notifications desircing Such of y e 
Inhnbit' 9 whose Relations or friends belonging to this town have 
been taken in the Last Warr and not yet returned, to make re- 
port of their names Sex & age and as neer as they can Lcaru 
where they now are ; unto Sel. men or Town Clerk, that So 
Sutable methodes may be taken for their release. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, July 14 th . 

Whereas it was proposed (by Cap'. Oliver Noyes and Comp a .) 
to the Sel. men to carry y e desent of the Pavement at the Lower 
cud of King Street, gradually from M r . Dummers House, as far 
down as the Circular Line, thereb} 1 to carry the wast water above 
ground . 

[1O1.~| Considering the raising the S d Street to that higth may 
be a great damage to Some of the Proprietors on each Side of y* 
fc d Street. 

Voted. That two Cestcrns be placed by y e Propritors of the 
Long wharfe, viz one of each Side of eight foot Long and three 
foot wide, to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen, Provided 
That Doct r Cook, M'Elisha Cook & M r Peter Hutlcr do within five 
dayes next ensuing, oblige them Selves their heires and Succes- 
sors, from time to time to keep clear the S d cesterns, both the In 
Sides thereof, and five foot Rownd them above ground. 

Voted. The S d Sel. men do Object to the Renewall of the 
Lycences of the persons hereafter named viz 1 . 

of Inholders 

Oliver Atwood as not Sutably provided for the Lodging of 
Strangers. 

Thomas Phillips for the Same. 

Francis Holmes as not keeping good Rule and order in his 
House. 

Sarah Hunt for the Same. 

of Retaylors 

John -Wass as Exceeding his Lycence in Selling Strong drink 
within doors 

Thomas Phillips for the Same. 

Mary Willard for the Same. 

Andrew Mansfeeld for the Same. 

Daniel Epes as Selling Strong drink to Indians. 

The other persons Lycenced to Sell Strong drink in 1712 & 
mentioned in y e List returned to y e Sel. men [IO2.] by the 
Clerk of the Peace for the County of Suffolke and Lying on 
file, was considered by the Sel. men and no Objection Made to 
the Reuewall of cither of their S d Lycences. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 180 

Thomas Loyd is by the Sel. men allowed as a Comon victualer 
(Exclusive of Liberty of Selling Strong drink) at y e house he 
hires of M r John Carnball in Pudding Lane. 

Robert Rudgate and John Wallise in partenesship are allowed 
by y e Sel. men as an Inholder at Some convenient House where 
the Sel. men Shall approve. 

Cap 1 Thomas Gilbert is by the Sel. men allowed as an Inholder 
at house nigh Scarlets wharfe. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, July the 21 st . 
James Smith is allowed as a Comon Victualler at his House in 
Cross Street, Exclusive of the liberty of Selling of Strong drink. 
George French is againe disallowed as a Retayler. 
Mary Mansfeeld her Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drink 
as an Inholder at her house on Pools wharfe is allowed by y e Sel. 
men. 

Mary Bull Widdow of John Bull deceaced is by y e Sel. m. 
allowed to have her S d Husbands Lycence renewed to her to Sell 
Strong drink as an Inhold. at her House at y e South. 

Eliz a Meers Widdow of James Meers deceaced is allowed to her 
husbands Lycence renewed to her to Sell Strong drink as a Re- 
tayler at y c Lower end of King Street. 

[1O3.] Edward Wades Petition to be allowed as a Comon 
Victualer, and as a Retayler is disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

Cap*. William Evertons Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drink 
as a Retaylor at his House nigh the Mill bridg is allowed by y e Sel. 
men. 

Rich d Hancock* Petition to Sell drinck as a Retayler is againe 
disallowed. 

James Peirsons Petition to Sell drink as a Retayler is againe 
disallowed. 

The Sel. men have now Voted to with draw their objections to 
the renewall of the Renewal of the Lycences of the Severall persons 
following viz 1 . 

Francis Holmes 
Thomas Phillips 
Sarah Hunt 
Oliver Atwood 

as Inholders 
Daniel Epes 

Thomas Phillips, Black smith 
John Wass 
Mary Willard 

as Retaylers 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 27 th of July. 

The Several Petitions of Francis Carwithin, and Sarah Worm- 
wall to Sel drink as Inholders is disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

James Peirson & Joseph Hillier their resptive Petitions for 
Renewal of their Lycences to Sel drink as Retaylors, approved by 
y e Sel. men. 

[1O4.] Whereas Application was made by the Sel. men to 



190 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Some one of Her Maj ties Justices on the 19 th . of May Last, for a 
warr' to Send away Hephzibah Tayler who belongs to the Town of 
Cambridge, and not withstandin the S d Sel. meiis order and warning 
given to her to the Contrary, yet She had then for Some time 
continued her abode in Boston. And Accordingly pursuant to a 
War' from Justice Dummer She was by Const* John Hunt in the 
begining of June Last carryed out of this Town to the Constable 
of Charlestown in order to her being carryed to Cambridge. 

And whereas the S d Hephzibah Tayler is againe come into this 
Town and Continues her abode here without the Approbation and 
consent of the Sel. men. 

Ordered. That complaint thereof be made to One of Her Maj aei 
Justices praying that a war' may be given forth for her being pro- 
ceeded w th as the Law directs. 

Ordered, the Lewis Loveridge, Exiter, a negro man of Cap* 
Foxcrofts, Theophelus Carter and Widd Arnall, be notified to 
appear before the Sel. men at their meeting on Tuesday Next or to 
depart out of Town. 

Whereas M r William Payn hath Signified to the Sel. men that 

he hath Lett the middle Cellar und r y e Town House to M r 

Guneo at fourteen pounds p. anum beginin y e 20 th of July Cur*. 

Vote the Sel. mens Approbation of S d Agreem'. 

[1O5.] Aug. 3 d . Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, Edw 4 Hutchin- 
son, John Ruck and John Colman have Signified their Consent 
that M r Jon" Mountfort may digg up a Cross the H. way in Fish 
Street for new makeing his Cellar draine there, provided that 
in his So doing he Attend y e directions in y e Law and Town 
order. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 4 th of August. 

Voted. That M r Will m Payn & M r John Colman be desired to 
procure of M r Secretary or Some other meet perst, a Projection or 
draught of an Act Sutable to Lay before y e Gen 11 Court, Relating 
to the Town of Bostons being concerned in Erecting and main- 
tyning a Light House agreeable to a Scheme thereof drawn up by 
a Comittee of the S d Court. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, August 5 th . 

Whereas Cap* Habijah Savage and others of the Neighbourhood 
have proposed to take up and New Lay the pavement in Anne 
Street, from the Midle of the Alle}' Lying before Mad m Savages 
Shop, as far as the Coudit in Union Street, So as that the 
Crown of y c worke and gutters thereof may conform to y e pave- 
ment now made and makeing in y c S d Street from y e bridge as 
far as the middle of y e afore S u Alley. 

Voted. That in case they do Effect the Same the Sel. men will 
allow y m fifteen pounds as y e Towns part of y e S d Charge. 

[1O6.] At a meeting of the Sel. men y e 11 th of August. 
Pursuant to the vote of the Inhabit* 8 of y e Town of Boston on 
the 13 th of May Last past. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 191 

The S d . Sel. men have now agreed upon a distribution of the 
Town into distinct Wards or Precincts, as Set forth in a Scheme 
or draught thereof in writeing Attested by y e Town Clerk, and 
Lying on file w Ul the Records of this Town. 

Dorcas Eggleston her Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drink 
as a Retayler, disallow d by y e Sel. m. 

At a meeting of Her Maj ties Justices of y 8 Peace within y 6 Town 
of Boston and y" Select men of y e S d Town the 14 th of August. 
Being prent 

The Hon ble Waite Winthrop Esq r . 
Elisha Hutchinson 
Sam u Sewall 
Isaac Addington 
Pen Townsend 
Jeremiah Dummer 
Edward Bromfeeld 
John Clark 
Thomas Palmer 
Addington Davenport y 
S r . Charles Hobbie Kn*. 

Justices of y e Peace. 
[1O7.] And Mesu John George 

Joseph Wadsworth 

Edward Hutchinson 

Francis Clark 

John Ruck Selectmen. 

John Colman & 
William Payn 

Voted. That a ward on y e neck on Lords dayes, as was agreed 
to by j e Justices and SeL men on y e 4 th of August 1712. be 
againe revived and continued untill the 15 th day of October next 
ensuing. 

Whereas Cap* Thomas Hutchinson hath by his memorial Now 
given in writeing, proposed to make more comodious and wider the 
High way ag l his Land in Ship Street, by Adding thereto part of 
that Land where M r Vials House Lately Stood, So as to make y e 
Easter most Sid of y e S d Street to range Straite, provided he may 
have liberty to take into his own laud So much of y e uper Side 
where y e way formerly went So as to conform w th the Rest of y e 
Street. The w ch proposal Seems Acceptable to y e S d Justices and 
Sel. men. 

And the S d Justices have agreed to Advise y e Sel. men to Lay 
out the High way from thence North ward as far as M". Gills 
Brick House So as to conform to y e Afore S d Proposal. 

[1OS.] At a meeting of the Select men, Aug. 18. 

The S d Sel. men have agreed to Recommend the care and In- 
spection of the Respective Wards or Precincts of y e Town to the 
Several Gentlemen chosen by y e Town to Serve as Scavingers for 
this present year, in manner following, viz'. 



192 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Mesu Eneas Salter for South Ward 

Coll . John Ballintine for Newbery Ward. 

Cap 1 . Nath 11 Oliver for Battree Ward 

Benj" Emmoiis for Cornhill Ward 

Stephen Minot for Sudberry Ward 

Sam u Wentworth for Mill Bridg Ward 

Will m Shepreeve for Ship- Ward 

Cap' James Pitts for Broughtons Ward. 

Honour Arnal Widd being present Sayes She came from Pensil- 
vania into this Town w th M r Jonah Grose in or ab' the moneth of 
June Last, and that She was Sent for from thence by her Son and 
dau r who are Inhabitants of Dorchister, and that She hath been 
enterrained there by them & that her things are there, and that 
She intends to return to them in a Short time, only desires for the 
present to abide in Boston where She finds imployment to get 
Some money. The Sel. men do warn her to depart out of this 
Town unless She forth with proccure Sufficient Sucurity for y e In- 
dempnifieing this Town from charge by reason of her being here. 

[1O9.] Whereas M r John Barnerd Late of Salem, was by the 
Sel. men Invited to be y e Master of y e Gramar School at the North 
end of Boston, in y e Room of M r R. Wadsworth deceaced and on 
y e Same Terms untill the Gen 11 Town meeting in March Next, he 
being now present doth Signifie his willingness to Accept thereof 
and to enter upon y' Service on the 27 th of August cur'. 

Voted. That Mesu Edward Hutchinson and John Ruck be 
desired then to Introduce the S d M r Barnerd into y e S d School as 
y e Master thereof. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, August 31 rt . 

Liberty is granted to Coll . Thomas Savage to digg open the 
High way in Union Street for the repairing his condit pipe for the 
conveying of Water underground into his Tenement there, Provided 
he Sufficiently Sucure the Same from hazzard to y e Inhabitants 
while the Same is doing, and also forthwith make good that part 
of y e S d way where he Shall So digg. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do Signifie by a L r . to Francis 
Foxcroft Esq r that y e Sel. men are determined to Send his negro 
man Exiter home to him, and that they desire him to call him home 
or they must take Some other course ab' his removcall from hence. 

[11 0.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Sept 1 y e 8 th . 

Henry Coles Petition for Lycence to build w th Timber in Garden 
80 foot disf from M r Dyers barn diallowed. 

Whereas there are Several Tirnb r buildings begun, and ab' to be 
Erected in Addition to the New brick buildings Lately built 
within this Town and other Instances of Such as have Trans- 
gressed the Law, in building w th Timber w th out Lycence So to do. 

Ordered. That Complaint be made to Some of Her Maj ties 
Justices ag' the persons So Transgressing viz' ag'. 

Rand, Sam 11 Bridge, Seth Dwight, Zabdiel Boylstone, Joseph 
Hillier, Peter Butler, Timothy Breed, Jonathan Wardell. 

For y better Regulating of Ship Street from M ra Gills South 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 193 

westerly corner of her Brick House, to the Northerby corner of 
Cap* Thorn' Hutchinsons House (as it now Stands) w 011 he 
Lately purchased of M r John Vial. 

It is ordered That the line run direct w 01 the Front of M Gills 
House, twenty nine foot & eight inches Southerly from her House 
and from thence to run on a Streight line to the Northly corner of 
Cap* Hutchinsons House afore S d . And that the S d Cap* Hutchin- 
son & Cap' Thorn 8 Richards be permitted to bring down their re- 
spective fences on the upper Side of y e way in conformity thereto, 
So as that the High way there be left full twenty two foot broad. 

[111.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Septemb 1 15 th . 

Lett Sarah Brinno y c chamber over y e westerly end of y e House 
on Fort hill untill the 25 th of March next, for y e rent thereof She 
is to pay fifteen Shillings. 

Ordered, that a cage be made & placed at y e nper end of Queen 
Street, and the Whiping post an Stock be placed there also. 

At a meeting of the Select men of the Town of Boston the 22 th 
of Septemb r . 

The S d Select men have nominated appointed & irapowered M r 
James Robinson of Boston Housewright to Inspect and En- 
devour to prevent, the abuses of Hucksters and others, in Fore 
Stalling y e market and Engrossing Provisions, and to Prosecute 
all Such persons as Shall Transgress the By-Laws and orders of 
this Town Reating thereto. 

And also to Inspect and prevent the breach of the Law of this 
Province Relating to Measures p. 192, and to Inform against and 
prosecute all Such persons as Shall transgress y e S d Law. 

And in case he dilligeutly attend and perform the S d . Service 
hence forward untill the 25 th of March next, the Select men Shall 
allow him the Sum of Ten pound as a reward for the Same. 

The Sel. men do now agree that from and after the Last Mon- 
day in Aug. Last M r James Maxwell be allowed for Such Service 
as he Shall do for y e Town at the Rate of 4" p. Annum, and his 
Son Sam 11 at y e Rate of eight pounds p. annum. 



At a meeting of y c Sel. men, Sept r . 28 th . 

Voted. That Cap' Timothy Clark be desired to Send the Townes 
Powder (now in his Custody) to the Powder house now under the 
care of M r Daniel Powning. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Sept r 30. 

Whereas the Collectors for y Town of Boston in the year 1712, 
have represented to us that there arc Several Surnes of money, of 
that years Rates yet out Standing, and due from Sundry persons 
that are at Sea, and others that are Poor, Several of which they 
fear they Shall not be able to get in, and must therefore of Nec- 
essity be abated. 

Voted, by y e S d Select men that it is their opinion that the 
Assessors for that year make Such further abatements as they 
Shall Judge necessary. 



194 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Whereas the Select men have nominated and Chosen Cap' Tim- 
othy Clark and M r Edw d Proctor to be the Collectors of the Rates 
& Taxes Apportioned & to be Apportioned on the Inhabit' 3 of 
this Town, they y e S d Collectors have this day given & executed 
bonds w th Securities for their true & faithfull discharge of y c S d 
Trust. 

[113.] Octo r 5 th . At a meeting of Addington Davenport 
Esq r , Mesu Oliver Noyes & Thorn 8 dishing, Togeth r w th 
Mesu John George, Joseph Wadsworth, Francis Clark, John 
Ruck, John Colman & William Payn Select men, who are Im- 
power d to Lay out the Townes money, being the produce of the 
Blue hill Lands in Some Real Estate. 

Voted. That in order thereto they are of Oppiniou that the 
matter relating to the Erecting a Light House be further pursued 
according to the projection of an Act now Layd before them, 
under Such Emendati5 as they have now agreed unto. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Octo* 6. 

Agreed. That Job Ingram do continue as formerly to Ring y 
Bell at nine & Eleven a Clock, at y e Rate of twelve Shill. p. 
moneth from y e 3 d cur 1 for the Space of 6 moneths ensuing, unless 
in the Intrim he be otherwise ordered. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Octob* 14 th . 

At the motion of Consta Joseph Belcher. 

Voted, that upon his collecting the Rates \v & in the district of 
R. Marsh, at his compleating his acco u in due Season, he is to be 
allowed three pence on the pound for So much as he Shall Collect 
and pay in, as y e Other Collectors are allowed. 

[114.} At a meeting of y e Sel. m. Octob r 14 th . 

Voted. That the following Memorial be Signed by the Town 
Clark and presented to y e Gen 11 Court viz'. 

To his Excei cy y e Gov r and y e Hon ble y e Council & and Repre- 
sentitives in Gen 11 Court assembled. 

The Memorial of y e Sel. mof y e Town of Boston. Sheweth. 
That wee think it o r duty to Lay before your Ex cy & Honours, the 
threatning Scarcity of Provisions, especially bread througout y e 
whole Province, but more Especially in this Great & Popolous 
Town, where it is advanced to those Extravagant prizes that y e 
necessityes of the Poor in the approaching Winter must needs be 
very Pressing, if Speedy care be not taken to prevent the 
exportation thereof, w ch wee fear too many will be encourraged to 
do by the prospect of the great Markets abroad especially in y c 
Western Islands, from whence they write w th y e utmost earnistness 
for a Supply, hopeing you will take Speed}' care to prevent it, by 
prohibitting y Exportation of all Sorts of bread corn, Flower & 
Rice &c. And wee humbly offer it to your consideration, whether 
the forbiding the maulting any Barley (of w ch God hath given a 
plentifull crop in most places) unill Aprill next, as also the pre- 
venting y e Stilling any moLlasses, w * 1 might Supply y e Want of 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 195 

mault in this time of Scarcity may not be of Service, or whether 
means may not be taken w th the neighbouring Gov mts to prevent 
exporting their graine to [115.] Forraigne parts untill wee are 
Supplyed all w ch wee Submit to y r great wisdome. 

Liberty is granted to John Lane to digg open the II. way in 
Long Lane, for the Laying his cellar draiue there into y e Comon 
Shore, provided that he Lay y e Same w* brick or Stone & Speed- 
ily make good y c H. way where he diggs. 

Octob r 15 th . Mesu" John George, Edw d Hutchinson, John Ruck 
and W m Payn, Sel. men. Have granted to M r Charles Shepreeve 
Liberty to break up the High way in Church Square, for the Lay- 
ing a Cellar draine from his House there, into the Land of M r 
Thorn 8 Creese, Provided he Lay the S d draine w 111 Brick or Stone 
as the Law directs, and also that he do sufficiently make good tha,t 
part of the H. way where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of y e Scl. men Octo r 26. 

Voteded. by y e Sel. m. Their Consent that Allex 1 " Millar do 
remove from Long Lane, and improve his Lyccnce to Sell Strong 
drink as a retaylor on Scarlets wharfe. 

The Sel. men haveing reconsidered the Petition of John Bucanau 
entered in page 12, They Haveiug now been Informed y* The 
draine of M r . W m . Clarks House did then joyn to y e S d Maine 
draine, They do award that 30 8 be paid to y e S d Bucanan for y" 
Same, and y e other who w r assessed 1. 12. G. each be reduced to 
oO Shillings each to be pd. by y e coupler or owner of y Respective 
Cellars. 

[116.] The Sel. men haveiug reconsidered the Motion and 
acco' of Joseph Prout relateiug to Severall parts of y e Comon 
Shore in Wood Lane made by him as in page 13. 14 and it now 
appearing that y c draine of y e Cellar of M r Will m Clark was then 
adjoyniug thereto they do award that he be pd. for y e Same Seven 
Shill. for y c uper part, & that those who w r assess 7/9 d are re- 
duced to 7/3 d . And also that he be pd for the S d Celler five 
Shillings as y e proportion to the Charge of y e draine he made be- 
low in y e Slip and that those who w r assessed 5/3 d each be now 
reduced to 5 Shill. each to be p d by y occupier or owner of the 
Respective Sellers. 

Voted that the Price of wheat now Stated for Regulating y* 
Assize of Bread is Eight Shill. p. Bushel. 

At a meeting of y Sel. men, Nov r 3 d . 

M r Thomas Walker having presented to y e Sel. men an Acco* 
of his disburstm'% in new makeing a comon Shore of Stone in 
Wood Lane in Boston, extending from M r Nicholas Cocks draine 
up wards, as as farr as the enterance of Mesu" Cole & Hendly 8 
draines Thirty feet, and from thence to a litle above the uper 
end of the S d Lane twenty feet w th a return there of ten feet more, 
w ch is in the whole 62 feet, w ch comes to 3 p /l/8 p. foot amo" in 
y e whole to 9. 12. 0. as p. acco' on file. 

The names of the persons whose Cellars arc benefitted by being 



196 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

drained through the Same, w tb their Respective proportions of y e 
Charge, according to y 8 Rules prescribed in y e Law are as folio w- 
eth viz'. 

[117.] Joseph Prout for M" Heulyes Cellar } part 

of 4. 13. 0. being the Cost of 30 feet 0. 13. 4 
Martha Cole for the Same proportion 0. 13. 4 

Widd Jones ^ of 8. 5. 4 being y e Reminder 1. 13. 1 
William Clark for y e Same proportion 1. 13. 1 

Peter Leech for ditto 1. 13. 1 

Francis Pumery for ditto 1. 13. 1 

Widd Goold for ditto 1. 13. 1 



9. 12. 1 

And the S d Thorn 8 Walker doth by his Petition pray the S d Sel. 
men to judg and award that each of the above S d persons, or the 
Occupiers of the Respective Cellars w ch are So benefitted or 
drained do pay unto him the S d Thorn' Walker, their respective 
proportions as is above exprest. 

The w 011 aco 1 & Petition was considered allowed and granted by 
y* S d Sel. men the day above S d . 

At a meeting of the Select men, Nov r 24. 

Pursuant to a Proclamation of His Excel cy the Gov r , Relating to 
the present Scarcity of Graine, and in order to y necessary Supply 
of the Inhabit'" of Boston. 

The S d Sel. m do accordingly order & direct That the Master of 
each Sloop or other vessell, Importing into this Town the quantity 
of fifteen hundred Bushells of Graine, Do Supply each person who 
[118.] Shall come or Send to buy for y e relief of their respective 
families, not exceeding two bushells & an halfe, thereof for each 
family, and out of vessells w & a thousand bushells, two bushells to 
each, and out of vessells w" 1 five hundred bushells, one bushel to 
each family & of flower 1 bar u to each family. 

And they do hereby Signifie the present moderate accustomary 
Prices thereof to be as followeth viz'. 

Sim. 
Of good Winter Wheat 

Sumer Wheat 7 

Rhy 6 

Indian Corn 5 

And they have Accordingly Nominated and appointed, to be one 
of those persons who are desired to abide upon any one of Such 
Sloops or vessells to See the delivery thereof accordingly. 

The persons now nominated to y' Service are, 

Mesu William Grigg, Rob 1 Boucher, Allex r Sherrar, Job Ingram, 
Sam 11 Green, Coop r . Joseph Thorn, John Wyat, Sam 11 . Oker, Cap' 
Tim Clark. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. m, Dec 1 8 th . 

Whereas M r Sam 11 Weutworth w* y e Advice of y e Sel. men hath 
added two foot of his Land So far as his Brick house, extends, to 
be and continue as an enlargem' to Elbow Alley, The S d Select- 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713. 197 

men do Accept & approve thereof, and do orddr that y e Same be 
So recorded. 

[119.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Dec r . y e 10 th . 

Whereas there is Lately imported into this Town 320 bush" of 
wheat now on board a vessell wher of M r Stephen Payn is master. 
The Sel. m pursuant to y e Gov Proclamation do now ord. and 
direct the S d M r . St. Payn to deliver to y e Severall Bakers here- 
after named y e respective quantities thereof as is here Set down 
ag' each of their names they paying for y e Same viz*. 

busbll 

Cap*. Nath Oliver 140 

Lately Gee 50 

Wield . Grey 20 

Thorn" Thornton 30 

John Buchanan 80 

And whereas Nath u Harrise hath imported four hundred bushall 

of wheat, they do in like maner order and direct him to deliver 
to. 

Mesu. Hen Emms 30 

Joseph Brisco Sen* .... 50 

Nich u . Moorcok .... 20 

Hum. Richards .... 70 

Jos. Brisco Jun r .... 20 

Sam ll Willise 40 

Rich d Hall 50 

John Harwood ..... 40 

Bryant Parrot ..... 40 

James Barnes ..... 40 
And the S d Bakers are likewise directed to bake the Same into 
bread (and as prudently as they can) therewith to Supply the 

necessities of the Privaie familyes of this Town with bread for 
there money. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Dec*. 28. 

Complaint being made. That the condit reputed to belong to 
Cap' John Ballintine lying next the High way nigh the Mill Bridg, 
doth lie open & dangerous to the Inhabit" that pass that way. 

Ordered, that notice be given to y e S d Cap 1 Ballintine that y" 
S d Sel. men do require him forth with to [12O] cover and keep 
covered the S d Conduit, or or other wise to place Battlements 
round y 6 Same So as to prevent danger. 

Ordered. That M r Maxwell do warn Mackmete a man 

who Lodges at John Mullegans and two women in Mad ChecUley 
Tencm" whose names are Howard, (being all new comers into this 
Town) forth with to depart out of this Town unless they Obtaiue 
liberty from the Sel. men for their continuance here. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, Jan 17 5 th . 

John Mackmarsh being present Sayes that he was brought by 
Sea from Road Island into this Town ab l four mons past, by on 
Wilson belonging to N. York whos y e master. 



198 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

The S d Sel. men do now warn him y* S d Mackmash to depart out 
of this Town. 

Voted. That And r . Willet be dismist from the Service of Ring- 
ing y e Bell, and digging Graves at y e North. 

And James Townsend be Introduced to that Servise & to begin 
y" S d Service on Monda} r y e 11 th . of Jan 17 cur*, his Sallery being 
after wards Stated on y e 27 th of Septemb r 1714. 



At a Meeting of y e Sel. men, Jan 1 * 13. 

Whereas there is Lately Imported into this Town ab l four hun- 
dred bushells of of wheat now on board a Brigganteen whereof 
Indego Potter is at present the master. 

The S d Select men Pursuant to y e Goven Proclamation do now 
order and direct the S d Master Indego Potter, to deliver out 
thereof to each of the Severall Bakers hereafter named the 
quantity of Thirty Bushells they paying for y* Same. Viz 4 . 

Humphry Richards 

John Buchanan 

Thorn 8 Thornton 

Jos. Briscow Sen r 

Sam 11 Willise 

Will ra Briggs 

James Barnes 

John Harwood 

Lately Gee 

- Sherwood 

Rich d Hall 

Bryant Parrot 

Henry Emms 

And the S d Bakers are like wise directed to Bake the Same 
into Bread (and as prudently as they can) there with to Supply 
y e Necessities of the private familyes of this Town with Bread 
for their money. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, Jan ry 19. 

The Sel. m do agree to Admitt - Hicks into a room at y 8 
House on Fort hill 'at 40 s p. annum. 

The Sel. men do Advise y e Treasu r now to pay into the Com- 
ittee for y e Line of Dcffence on hundred pounds more for y e 
discharge of Sundry debts. 

[122.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, Feb ry 17 th . 

upon Complaint made unto them that a Chimney of a Tenement 
at Elbow Alley in Boston where Abraham Rewey now dwells, is 
defective and danger the S d Sel. men have thrcfore Nominated 
and desiered Mesuercs ..... or any two of them to be 
a Committee to veiw and inspect the Said Chimney and in case 
the Same do So appear to them to be defective and danger 8 , then 
to veiw the Occupant therof , to forbare makeing or keeping fire 
therin, untill the Same be Sufficiently amended and Repaired on 
penelty of forfeiting as the Law in that case directs. 

Voted, that John Braman is to have the Towns wharfe and 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1713-14. 199 

Dock formerly Lett to Josiah Biles he Paying for the Same, 
Twenty eight Pounds, Forty Shillings of which to be Laid out at 
his Descretion in Clearing the mouth of the Dock, to facilitat the 
Boats comeing to y e wharfe. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men y e 22 th of Feb". 

It is now mutually agreed by and between y e S d Sel. men of 
the one part, And Nathan 11 Butt the present Leassee of Deer 
Island of y e other part in manner following viz.* 

That the S d Sel. men will allow and pay unto the S d Nathan 11 
Butt out of the Treasuiy of this Town the Sume of Twenty four 
pounds in Cur 1 money or Bills of Credit of this [123.] Her Maj tie " 
Province, for and to wards fenceing done or to be done upon the 
S d Island dureing his present Lease. And the S d Nath 11 Butt for 
him Selfe & Successors doth promise & Ingage at the Expiriation 
or determination of y e Said Lease, to pay unto the Sel. men or 
Treasu r for the Town of Boston (then being) the Sume of Thirty 
pounds in like cur' money or Bills of Credit, in liew of the S d 
twenty four pounds afore mentioned, and the fence and fenceing 
Stuff of the Townes w ch was there before y e S d Lease began. And 
it is further agreed that upon the fulfilment of this agreement the 
S d fence Shall belong and appertaiue to the S d Nath 11 Butt and be 
at his dispose, and that this agreement being complyed w th Shall 
conclude and determine any former agreem 1 either by y e S d Lease 
or other wise, relating to makeing or repairing of Fence, or of 
Leaveing the Same in Tenantable repaire. 

Voted. That the T. Clerk do Isue forth war te for a T. meeting 
ou Monda3* the 8 th of March next at 9 of the Clock in y e for 
noon, to choose Town officers as y e Law direct to Rayse 
money for the reliefe of the poor & the defraying the other 
charges of y Town And to a gree upon any other matters 
or things w ch Shall be tho' needfull for y e good & benefit of y 
Town. 

And that y e Rev d M r Pemberton be desired to be present a y 
opening of y c S d meeting 

[124.] 1713-14 March 18 th - At a meeting of Mesu 1 " 8 John 
Marion, Joseph Wadsworth, Edw d . Hutchinson, John Ruck, W m . 
Welsteed, Grove Hirst & Cap 1 Edw d Winslow. 

Pursuant to a Notifies from y Sel. men of Charlestown and the 
directions in y e Law. The S d Sel. men have Nominated & chosen, 
Mesu" John Brentnell, Thorn 8 Prat & Jcnath" Eustice or any two 
of them to joyn w th y e Gent m appointed by y e Sel. m of Charles- 
town in ruuing the Line & renewing the bound marks, between 
their Town and ours, they haveing agreed to meet at Dauil White- 
mores at y e head of y e South River on the Last Tuesday of March 
Inst' at eight of y e Clock in y e morning. 

The above S d Gentlemen, together with the Gent m appointed by 
y e Sel. men of Charlestown did accordingly Attend and perform y e 
S d worke, on the 30 th . of March 1714. as appears by their return 
lieing on file. 

John Center being also there present. 



200 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Voted. That Cap' Joseph Wadssworth and M r W m Welsteed be 
desired to take y e care of receiveing and Houseing y e two Thousand 
bushalls of Indian Corn proposed at y e Last Town meeting. 

Liberty is Granted by Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, John Ruck, 
Grove Hirst, & Edw d . Winslow Sel. m. unto M r W m Welsteed to 
digg open y e H. way before his House in Sudbury Street for the 
repairing his Cellar draine there provided he Attend y c Law & T. 
ord r therein. 

[125.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, March 23 th . 

Pursuant to the motion of Judg Sewall ab' adjusting the Fence, 
next to Hull Street, and Erecting a fence between his Land and 
y e north burying place. 

Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, Edw d . Hutchinson and John Ruck 
are desired to get y e Same Effected. 

Liberty is granted to Widd Parkman to digg open the High way 
ag' her House at the Lower end of North Street & a cross Lyn 
Street for the Laying her Cellar draine into the Town Slip there, 
She attending the directions of y e Law therein. 

Liberty is granted to Samuel Clark to digg open the New Street 
w h Leads from North Street to Ship Street, for the Laying his 
Cellar draine from thence down into the Sea. Provided he Attend 
y e Law. 

Liberty is granted to M r John Ruck to digg open the High way 
in Salem Street for the Laying his Cellar draine, to convey his 
watter into the comon Shore in Prince Street. Provid d he therein 
attend y e Directions in y e Law. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, March 29 th . 1714. 

Liberty is granted to M r Benj a Simpson to Sett the windows of 
his Barber 8 Shop Ten inches into the Townes H. way on y e two 
Sides of that his Shop w ch he Hires of M r Sam 11 Bill, abutting on 
corn hill & on King Street in Boston, and the Same So to continue 
only during pleasu r . 

M r Joseph Belknap haveing Signified his desire to be dischared. 
In whose room M r Sam" Plummer is Nominated & appointed to 
Serve as one of the viewers & Sealers of Cord wood for y 6 year 
ensuing. 6 more. 

Ordered that Josiah Biles be allow d 1. 14. 3 f or o y e Rates 
of y e wharf e 1713. 

[126.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, April 6 th . 

Cap'. Timothy Clark, Mesu John Marion, Joshua Winsor, 
Gyles Fyfield, John Oliver and John Nicholls, are Nominated and 
chosen to be veiwers and Sealers of Cord wood for the year 
ensuing. 

The S d . Select men have now nominated and chosen Mesu John 
Ruck, William Welsteed, Grove Hirst & Cap 1 Edw* Winslow, 
John Floyd, William Hasie, Elisha Tuttle, Sam 11 . Breeden, Thorn" 
Berry, Edw d Tuttle jun r ., Abr m . Hasie, & Jonath" Townsend, to run 
the Lines and renew the Bound markes between Boston, and Lyn, 
Reading & Maiden in conjunction w th Such persons as they re- 



SELECTMEN'S RECOJRDS, 1714. 201 

spectively Shall Chuse & Send for that Service, and that y e S d 
worke, be Attended on Tuesday the twentieth of Aprill cur', and 
that they or any two or more of them do joyn w th those Gent" 1 , 
who are or Shall be appointed to attend the S d . Service, by the 
Sel. men of either of the 8 Townes above mentioned. 

And they do propose and direct that those Gent, who for and 
on the behalfe of Boston Shall joyn in Runing the line next to 
Maiden are to meet at the House of M r . W m . Ireland in Rumny 
marsh at eight of the Clock in the morning. 

And those who are to run y e Line Next Lyn are to meet at y e 
House where Thomas Marble Lately dwell now in the Tenure of 
Lamson in R. marsh at nine of y e clock in y e morning. 

[127.] And those who Shall jo3 - n in Runiug the line next to 
Reading are to meet at the Three County heap of Stones at two 
of the clock in the after noon of y e S d 20 th . of April. 

And in case the weather on that day happens to be wett, and 
Apparently Unsutable, for the performance of the S d worke, that 
then and in that case, the S d . Sel. men do propose that the S d 
worke be Attended on the Tuesday next following. 

And the Town clerk is directed, to give notice thereof by 
Letters to y e Sel. men of afore said three Townes accordingly. 
And like wise to notifie the Constable of Rumny Marsh to warn 
and give notice accordingly to the afore named persons w ch dwell 
in Rumny Marsh. 

Boston, 14 th April. Pursuant to y e within appointment, Simion 
Stoddard Esq r & M r Lemuel Gowen being both present, we 
Stretched a line betwixt them from the South west Angle of S d 
Stoddards House South ward to a Notch in the coping of his 
garden wall, And are of Opinion that S d Gowens Land for Six- 
teen feet South ward from S d Stoddards House, Extends five 
Inches East' 7 beyond Said Line. Thorn" Fitch, Beuj a Walker, 
Sam" Phillips, Eze. Lewis, John Gerrish. 

The respective lines next to Maulding, Lyn & Reading w r 
according to y e above appointm 1 Run, & the bound marks renewed 
the 20 th of April 1714 as by y e Severall comittees return under 
their hands lying on file doth more fully appear. 

[128.] At a meeting of the Select me, April 13. 

Whereas M r Lemuel Gowen hath by his Petition to the S d Sel. 
men Signified that he is now about Erecting a Building with 
Brick, on his Land Abutting on King Street and next adjoyuiug 
to the Land of Simion Stoddard Esq r in Boston, And that Some 
difference hath Arisen between the S d M r Stoddard and him the 
S d Gowen, Ab l the runing of the line between their respective 
Lands, Praying the S d Select men to appoint meet persons to Lay 
out the S d line as the Law directs (See Comittees Return page 1 '21) 

In answere there unto the S d Select men have nominated, desired 
and Appointed, Major Thorn 8 Fitch, Cap 1 John Gerrish, Mcsu 
Sam u Phillips, Benj a "Walker, & Ezekiel Lewise, or any three of 
them as a Comittee, to Lay out the line between the afore S d 
Lands, and that as well the S d Simion Stoddard Esq r ., as the t> J 



202 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Lemuel Gowen have notice given them to be present at the Laying 
out of the S d line. 

Liberty is granted to Henry Hill, to make a wall or wharfe in 
the Town Slip against the end South Street to Extend twenty foot 
from the Beach bank down wards, of convenient highth So as to 
prevent the washing down of the Beach w cl1 annoyes his wharfe, 
Scituate on the westerly Side of y e S d Slip, provided that it exceed 
not above twenty four foot of y e breadth of y e S d Slip, and that 
the Same Shall So continue, only during the Townes pleasure. 

[129.] Whereas it is judged needfull for the Accomodation 
of Passengers, from Prince Street to Bennet Street, and for the 
conveniency of Laying a Cofnon Shore there, That there be an 

open Alley of Six foot in breadth, through the Land of M r 

Boyce abutting on Prince Street, and to extend from thence thro' 
other Lands as far as Bennet Street. 

Voted. That Mesu" Joseph Wadsworth, Edward Hutchinson 
and John Ruck be a Comittee to Lay out the Said Alley as afore 
S d . 

Ordered. That it be recorded. That M r . Jacob Sheafe as 
Successor to M r John Cole entered upon that Servise as master of 
y e Free writeing School in Queen Street y e 12 th of April cur'. 

Ordered. That the veiwers of Cord wood be directed, not to 
Seal any cord wood other then Such as is So piled up, as that they 
may conveniently come at, and veiw the Same. 

The return of ilie comittee appointed the 13 th of April for the 
Laying out an Alle\' from Prince Street to Bennet Street is as 
follows viz 1 . 

Aprill 1 7 th . Pursuant to the vote of y e Sel men the 13 th of April 
curr' Wee the Subscribers have Veiwed the Place, and Layd out 
an Alley Six feet wide, Extending from Prince Street to Bennet 
Street, bounded on the Easterly Side at Prince Street, by the back 
or Westerly Side of the Brick-wall of the House belonging to John 
Tuttle of Rumny Marsh, and from the northerly Side of S d Brick 
wall, extending [13O.] on a Streight Line Northerly to Henry 
Sharps Land, Six feet easterly from the fence that is between 
Gyles and Sharps Lands, aud from thence Northerly on a Streight 
line to Benet Street, all along Six feet dist' from y c fence that 
parts the S d Gyles and Sharps Lands, takeing the whole wedth of 
the Alley out of Sharps Land, and bounded westerly at Prince 
Street by a Stake wee Sett down Six feet dist' from the South 
west corner of the afore S d Brick wall of John Tuttle, and extend- 
ing from thence, Northerly through the Land that lyeth to the 
House that is in the present Occupation of William Champney and 
Jonath" Getchell, on a Streight Line to the before mentioned fence 
between y e the Laud of the before mentioned Gyles and Sharp, 
the Southerly end of S d fence, and from thence northerly the S d 
fence is on a Streight line to Bennet Street & is the westerly bound 
of S d Alley. 

Given under our hands 

JOSEPH WADSWORTH 

JOHN RUCK 

EDW. HUTCUINSON. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 203 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men y e 19 th of Aprill, The S d Sel. men 
did then accept and Aprove of the afore mentioned Return. 

April 21 th . Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, John Ruck, William 
Welsteed & Grove Hurst Sel. men have Granted to Mark Day, the 
liberty of Digging open the High way in Back Street, for the 
Laying a Cellar draine from a Tenement of his in Back street, 
in to the coraou Shore in Prince Street. [131.] Provided he 
Lay the S d Draine with Brick or Stone as the Law directs : and 
also that (with all convenient Speed) he make good that part of 
the S d H. way where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 26 th of April. 

John Warrick is nominated and appointed to be the Pound 
Keeper for y e year ensuing. 

John Wilkey, Mathew Ceilings & Roger Right are nominated 
and appoynted to Inspect and Prosecute all Such as Shall Trans- 
gress the Town order or By -Law relating to any Horse dry 
Cattle or Sheep found going at Large on the comon Lands, Streets, 
or Lanes of this Town, and to impound Such horse neat Cattle or 
Sheep So found transgressing for y e year ensuing. 

Richard Virgin is nominated an chosen to Serve as Cowkeeper 
for y e year ensuing, and he is to procure Sufficient Assistance, So 
as due care may be taken in Looking after & Keeping y e cows duly 
comitted to his Charge, and he is to take due care to water the 
Bulls belonging to the Heard, and to put them up by Night in Such 
places as the Select men Shall appoint. And as a reward for the 
afore said Service, he is impowered to demand and receive of the 
Owner of each of the S d cows the Suffie of two Shillings p. head 
for each Cow. 

The Sel. men do agree as an encourragem' to M r Stephen Minot 
in Keeping the Bulls to w ch he Stands obliged, that he Shall 
receive what Income they Shall make for the grass in y burying 
place. 

[132.] Order. That M r Sam" Maxwel do notifie Mr 

Thompson. Thorn" Trott, & Anthony a negro man who are lately 
come to reside in this Town, that they are to appear before the 
Sel. men on Tuesday next being the 4 th of may at five of y e Clock 
in the afternoon. 

And to desire M r John Greenough to be there at the same 
meeting. 

And to warn M r Zach r y Triscot forthwith to remove and carry 
away his Timber and Chips from off the Comon. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerke do Isue forth warrants to the 
Constables, to warn a T. meeting at the Town House on Monday 
the 17 th of May next at two of the Clock in the after noon, to 
Chuse Representitives, and also to consider and finish Such other 
business as was continued at y e Last Publick Town meet, and any 
other matters or things w ch Shall be judged needfull. 

And that Printed Tikets be provided and distributted as hath 
been usual. 



204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

The Sel. meii haveing desired the Gent, of Her Maj ties Counceil, 
and Justices of the Peace w" 1 in this Town, to meet w th them at 
the Town House on Thursday the 29 th of April 1714 to advise 
ab< Settleing y e Watch within y e S d Town. 

At w ch meeting w r then Present The Hon ble Waite Winthrop 
Esq r . Elisha Hutchinson Esq r . Isaac Addiugtou Esq r . Pen Town- 
send Esq and Edward Bromfield Esq r , of y e Counceil. 

[133.] John Clark Esq r . Samuel Lynde Esq r . Adington 
Davenport Esq r ., and Samuel Checkley Esq r . Justices. 

Mesu" John Marion, Joseph Wadsworth, Edward Hutchinson, 
William Welsteed, and Edward Winslow. Sel. men. 

Voted. That the} 7 are of opinion, That (during Such time as 
a Millitary Watch Shall not be ordered and appointed to be Kept) 
It is most for the benefit and Safety of this Town, That a Watch 
be kept within the Same by a Competent number of men chosen 
and appointed to that Service, agreeable to the Last Parragraph 
in y e Act Intituled an Act for keeping of wathes in Townes p. 
154, and under the Regulation and direction of an Act for Ex- 
planation and in Addition to the afore S d . Act p. 382. 

The Question being proposed whether they are of oppinion 
(That besids the Two watch Houses that now are) it be best for 
the Town that a Third watch be now assigned. 

Voted. In the negative. 

Voted. That two more watch men be added to the number of 
watchmen that now arc, So as to make up Twelve in Number. 
And that besides and over and above them, One more Sober dis- 
creet able bodyed House holder be chosen & Appointed to take 
the Charge and comand thereof, and to See that the watch men 
do their duty. 

[134.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, April 29 th . 

Liberty is granted to David Norton to digg open the H. way 
in Price Street for the Laying his Cellar draine into the comon 
Shore there,. 

Provided. That he Lay the Same with Brick, or Stone, and 
that he do forthwith make good Such part of the Street where he 
Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to Thomas Chamberline to digg open the H. 
way in Orrauge Street for the Laying a Coraon Shore from his 
House there, down as farr as the Sea. 

Provided that he lay the Same with Brick or Stone as the Law 
directs, and that he forthwith make good Such part of the Street 
where he Shall So digg, and that in doing thereof, he leave Suffi- 
cient passageway for horse and Cart. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men. May y e 4 th . 

Liberty is granted to M r Isaiah Tay to digg open the H. way in 
Hanover street for the Laying his cellar draine into the Comon 
Shore there. 

Provided he Lay the Same w th Brick or Stone and that he forth- 
w th make good that part of the S d way where he Shall So digg. 

Anthony a negro man being present Sayes y' he bought his 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 2C5 

Freedom of his roaster John Gore of Roxbury, and that Since y l he 
came into this Town & hath dwelt in here a year & Eleven 
moneths. The Sel. men do warn him to return to his Late 
master. 

The Price of wheat now Stated by y e Sel. men for Regulating 
y e Assize of Bread is Nine Shill. p. Bushel. 

[135.] May the 7 th . Mesu John Marion, Edw d Winslow, 
W m . Welsteed and Grove Hirst Sel. men. 

Have granted to M r . Joseph Hillier the liberty of Digging open 
the II. way in Corn-hill, for the Laying his Cellar draine into the 
Coinon Shore there, Provided that he lay the Same with Brick or 
Stone as the Law directs and also that he do forthwith make good 
that part of the S d H. way where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the II th of May. 

Thomas Trott being present Sayes that for Several years past 
he hath removed from one Town to another and unsettled untill he 
Settled at Roxbury and dwelt therefor more the one year together, 
and that Ab' five moneth Since, he came from thence and hath 
Resided here in Boston. 

The Sel. men do now warn him to remove w* his family out of 
this Town to y e place where he belongs. 

Voted. That each of the Select men, and also the Town Clerk 
Singly, as they or either of them have opportunity, are desired, 
Impowered, and appointed to warn any Stranger whom they Shall 
know or find Obtruding themselves on this Town to leave the place, 
and depart out of Boston. 

Jacob Keyes being admitted as a Tennant in on of the Rooms 
of y e House on Fort-hill and came into the Same the 21 day of 
Jan ry Last, for w cl> he i3 to pay 10 Shill for y e I 6t quarter, and 
Eleven Shill for each quarter following. 

There is Lett unto James Langdoa one more of y e Rooms in S d 
House at 20 Shill p. annum, and at his own charge he is to deffend 
it Iroin y c wether. 

[136.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 25 th of May. 

Liberty is granted to Widd Mary Davise to digg open the H. 
way in .North Street for the Laying her cellar draine into the 
Comon Shore there, Provided that She Laye the Same with Brick 
or Stone as the Law directs, And forthwith malie good that part 
of the S d . H. way where She Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to Benjamen Williams to digg open the II. 
wa} r a cross Lyn Street, for the laying his Cellar draine there. 
Provided that he lay the Same with Brick or Stone as the Law 
directs, and in doing thereof he make provision for the Safe pas- 
sage of Such who Shall then have Occation to pass that way. And 
also that he forth with make good that part of y e S d way where he 
Shall So digg. 

In answer to the Petition of John Brand Attorney to George 
Cabbot, Signifieiug that a difference hath Arrisen between the S d 
George Cabbot and Samuel Rand, Relating to the cost and charge 



206 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

of a Partition wall of Brick, carryed up at the cost and charge of 
him the s d George Cabbot on the line between his Land, and y f 
Land of the S d Samuel Rand, Scitnate on the Northerly Side of 
King Street in Boston, Praying the S d Select men (as the Law 
directs) to appoint meet persons to veiw and value the Snme. 

The S d Select men there fore. Have Nomitated & Chosen 
Mesu William Payn, Nathaniel Goodwin and William Dawes, to 
veiw and value the Same partition wall of Brick and do advise and 
direct that as well the S d Samuel Rand us the S d Cabbot or attor- 
ney be notified to be present at the Veiwing thereof. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men y e 28 th of May. 

Ordered. That warr' be given for a T. meeting on June 
y e 1". at nine in 3** morning to cuse one Representitives in y e 
Room of Tho Hutchinson Esq, and to grant money. 

[137.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, May 31 th . 

Cap' Elisha Bennet is desired to Inspect the H. wayes at 
Rumny Marsh, and cause to be amended what is needfull, and in 
case there Shall want to be done anything w ch will require consid- 
erable charge then his directed first to advise w th y* Sel. men 
ab* y e Same. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y e I 6t of June. 

Whereas the Sel. men did on the 28 th of May Last order 
wan >ts to be given to y e Constables to warn y e Inhabit" to convene 
in a T. meeting at y e Town House on y e first of June next 
at nine of the Clock in the fore noon, to choose One Reprcsenti- 
tive in y e Room of Thomas Hutchiuson Esq r . who is chosen one of 
y e Counceil and to Grant money to defray y e Charge of y e Town, 
& other business w ch may then offer. 

And whereas by a Gen" Failure of y e Constables that meeting 
was dropt, and did not proceed. 

It is now Ordered that Fresh warrants be given forth for a 
Town Meeting on Fryday the 4 th of June Cur 1 at nine of y e Clock 
in y e forenoon to attend y e Same Service. 

Voted. That Complaint be made unto Paul Dudley Esq r one of 
Her Maj tiei Justices of the Peace for the County of Suffolke. 
Against Mesu Daniel Berry, Nathaniel Coney, Soloman Blake, 
James Pemberton, Francis Wainright, Benj a Bird, John Lothrop 
and James Blyn', and every of them being the Present constable 
of the Town of Boston, For that on Saterday the 29 th of May Last 
the S d Constables had war* 9 of y e same Tener given to them under 
y e Hand of y e T. Clerke by order [138.] of the Sel. men of 
y e S d . Town and in due form as the Law directs, dated the 28 th 
day of May Last, Requreing them & every of them forth with to 
warn the Inhabit" of Boston to Convene in a Town meeting at the 
Town House on this day being the first of June, at nine* of the 
clock in the forenoon, to chuse, one Representitive for this Town, 
to Attend her Maj tie> Service in y e Gen" Court on the Second day 
of the Same, and to make return of their S d warr" w th their doings 
therein into the Town Clerks office before the S d time of meeting. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 207 

Yet Such hath been their neglect, that neither of the S d warrants 
was So returned, nor did any one of the S d Constables appear at 
the time and place for the Opening of S d meeting. So that 
finally after about two hours delay it not appearing that the 
Inhabitants were So warned the S d meeting was wholly disapointed 
and defeated. 

Wherefore the S d Complainants do pray the S d Justice to hear, 
Judg and determin in the S d Case as the Law directs, that So 
consta blee for the future, may be cautioned against Such defficiency 
in their duty. 

Ordered that complaint be made to one of Her Maj Ke> Justices 
Ag' Thorn" Debuke for breaking up y e High way in Corn hill and 
placeing posts there w th out the Leave & approbation of y e Sel. m. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 8 th June. 

Liberty is granted to Cap' Joseph White to digg open y e H. way 
in Middle Street for Laying his Cellar draine into the Comon Shore 
in Fleet Street Provided he attend y* directions in the Law & T. 
order. 

[139.] Liberty is granted to M" Susanna Stoddard to digg 
open the H. way in Wings Lane for the Laying her Sellar draine 
into the Comon Shore there provided She Attend the directions of 
y e Law & T. Order relating thereto. 

Whereas the Comittee Imploj'ed in building the Town House, 
have Signified to the Sel. men, That there is yet wanting the 
Sume of 235. 14. 8 as the Town of Bostons proportion towards 
defraying the debts contracted for perfecting y e S d worke. and the 
Inhabit' 8 of the S d Town at their Publick meeting in March Last, 
being apprized thereof did then grant the S d Sumc to be leveyed 
on the Inhabit" for that Service. 

But in as much as that Tax cannot be collected and paid in to 
the Treasury, untill the Latter end of this present year, and it 
may be esteemed a hardship for the workmen to continue unpaid 
untill ihen. 

Voted. That the Representitives of this Town be desired to 
move to the Gen" Assembly, Praying the Loan of the S d Sume in 
Bills of Credit out of the Province Treasury, for defraying of that 
Charge, and to be repaid by the Treasurer of this Town at or 
before the Last day of Feb 1 " 7 next. 

Voted, that y e T. Clerk do Isue forth war" for a Town meeting 
to chuse one Ropresentitive, on Thursd the 10 th of June Cur 1 at 
four of y e Clock afternoon, Agreeable to a Precept from y e House 
of Representitives, dated 3 d June cur 1 . 

[14O.] Voted. That M r Henry Bridgham jun r be appointed 
and Impowered, to Inspect and prosecute the breach of the By- 
La w relating to Hucksters, and also Such other penal orders of 
this Town as he can attend the Prosecution of. 

And to be allowed by y e Sel. men, a Sutable Recompence for 
Such his Service for So long time as the Sel. men Shall direct him 
to Attend the Same. 

Voted, an Addition to Sam 11 Maxwells Sallery of Forty Shill. p. 
Annum beginning the Last of May past. 



208 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, June 14 th . 

M r Edward Hutchinson is desired to Imploy one or more meet 
persons to find out the thousand Acres of Land on the North Side 
of Merimeck a River, formerly Granted by y e Gen" Court to this 
Town w th Refference to y e Free School, and to make return to the 
Sel. men in order that they may know where to find the Same 
hereafter. 

Voted. That Mesu Richard Proctor & John Cookson be ap- 
pointed and Impowered to Proscute all Such persons who Shall 
Sweep Chimnyes, contrary to the Town order or By- Law, For Reg- 
ulating of Chimny Sweepers. 

Voted. That Mesu" Thomas Lee, John Coser & Rob* Gutridge 
jun r be desired forth with to Collect and pay in to y e T. Treasu r 
the money Subscribed towards the charge of an Alley from Prince 
Street to Ben net Street. 

[141.] Whereas Sarah Yarrow Widdow who Sayes She belongs 
to Saletr. and came from thence into this Town ah' the begining 
of Last Aprill, and was by direction of the Sel. by Jos. Wadsworth 
Sel. man & Joseph Prout T. Clerk on y e 11 th of June Cur', warned 
to depart out of this Town to the place whereto She belongs. 

Voted, the S d warning be here Recorded. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, June the '22 th . 

Whereas William Adkinson Iron monger w tb his wife and Sam 11 
Ward Cutler who came lately from Eugl d have signified their de- 
sires respectively to reside and dwel in this Town & do propose 
M r Peter Butler as their Security to Save the Town harmless. 

Voted. That they eacli of them be admitted on condition that y* 
S d M r Butler be bound for each in the Sume of Fifty pounds. 

Ordered. That Aplication be made to the Court of Gen" Sessions 
of the Peace Signifieing that this Town is in the Practice of 
upholding a Select watch as was agreed to by the members of 
Counceil, Justices of the Peace and Select men of the S d Town the 
29 th of April Last. And that the Inhabitants at theirPublick Town 
Meeting on the 17"' of March Last did grant the Sume of 375 
to be Taxed on them for the Support of the S d Watch for one 
year ensuing, Praying the S d Court to direct and order the Rule 
for apportioning and Leveying the Same as the Law directs. 

[142.] Whereas the Sel. men have thought it necessary for 
the accomodation of the Inhabit" of this Town, to Lay out a H. 
way or passage from Prince Street to Bennet Street. 

Accordingly they did on the 17 th of April Last, Lay out an Alley 
of Six foot wide, extending from Prince Street to Beunet Street, 
Taken out of y e Land reputed to belong to Sam 11 Boyce & Jn" 
Tuttle at that end of the S d Alley next to Prince Street, and out 
of the Land of Henry Sharp at that end next to Bennet Street, 
and whereas they cannot agree w th the Several partyes concerned, 
ab f the value of the S d Land, and the damage by them Sustained 
by Laying out of the Same. Ordered. That y e Town Clerk, make 
Application to the next court of Quarter Sessions, Praying them to 
appoint a Jury to value the Same. 

Whereas Thomas Trot was by the Select men on the 1 1 th of May 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 209 

Last, warned to depart w" 1 his family out of this Towii to the 
place wherto he belongs. Ordered. That application be made to 
one of Her Maj tic " Justices of the Peace, Praying a Warr' directed 
to one of the constables of Boston, to remove and carry away the 
S d Thomas Trot with his family out of this Town in manner as the 
Law directs. 

Voted. That Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, W m Welsteed, & Cap' 
Edward Winslow be desired to prolong the Stone wall, & make 
the High way comodius at the end of Trea mount Street by Cap' 
Southacks and M r Stamfords Lands. 

[143.] Boston in New England May 11 th 1714. 

Whereas wee the Subscribers being appointed by the Select men 
to Increase the number of Bound marks, in the line between 
Maiding and Boston, where they are at too great a distance, did 
accordingly this day meet at M r Pratts in Rumny Marsh, and with 
us wee had a Surveyor, namely, M r Joseph Burnap, of Reading, 
in order to perform the Same rightly, and did begin and Set down 
a Stake in a Stump root of an old Tree, w ch was formerly a bound 
Tree, and is about four feet East ward from a White Oak Tree 
marked B. M, and Stands ueer the west Side of the High way, 
within the fence of Simon G rovers Land, which was formerly 
Recoued by y e pambulators the Sixth bound mark, and from 
thence riming on a Straight line ueer N. Eb N. to a crooked 
white oak tree, which wee marked B M, a little to y e Nor rd of a 
Miry Brook, and then to a Stake wee Sett w" 1 Stones about it. in a 
low Swampey ground, And thence to a young white Oak Tree by the 
Edg of the marsh to the Southward of the Brook wee marked it B 
M and thence to a young white Oak Tree neer the marsh 
above the Bridg that goes by the name of the county Bridg, at Some 
distance from S d Bridg mark' B M and thence to a Small young 
\v' oak Tree wee mark' B M, which is ab' West from the afore S d 
Bridg, And thence to a Stake wee Sett up in the East Side of the 
High waj" and Lay el Stones About it, and thence to a Small Stake 
wee Set up close to a fence on the west Side of the High way and 
layd Stones about it, it Stands about four Rod and three feet from 
the north or north west corner of the Barn belonging to the House, 
where hangs the Sign of the Lamb, [144.] And Still prosecuting 
the Same Straight line to the Stump of an Old Pine Tree w th a 
heap of Stones, on the South Side of the Top of a hill of Rocks 
beyond the Biidg at the End of Col Paige 9 farm, which was 
formerly called a Pine Tree. 

Joseph Wadsworth, John Ruck, Select men of Boston 

John Greenland, Nathan 1 Atkam, Sel. men of Maiding. 

Voted by the Sel. men of Boston their approbation of of the 
foregoing return of the S d Comittee, w th their order that the S d 
Return be here recorded. 

Upon the Selectmens veiw of Spring lane the 16 th of June Cur', 
they did then Order. That the Pavement be Layd Regularly 
from one end to the Other, w th out any Break, That the gutter at 
the uper end therof be at eight foot, one & a halfe Inch 8 from 
Greenliefes corner, and at the lower end of S d . House, nine foot 
& nine Inches from the B> %; cks of it, And from the fence of S d 



210 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Greenliefs, opposit to y* Pump, the S d Gutter to be Six foot 
eight Inches, and three foot from S d Pump, and So to Continue 
on a Straight line to the end of Diuelyes Laud where it Termi- 
nates exactly in the midle between that and M r . Oborus Laud. 

Whereas Cap' Wadsworth and Cap' Winslow did on y e 10 th of 
May last Lett to Thomas Hooper the Easterly lower room of the 
House on Fort hill, at forty Shill p. annum to be p d quarterly, 
and James Laugdou gave his promise as Security for y e payment 
of y e Rent. The Sel. men do approve of the S d agreem* and order 
the Same to be here recorded. 

Liberty is granted to James Peueman to Sett two posts in y e 
H. way before his House to range w th M r Marions posts Seven foot 
north ward of y e corner of his House. 

[145.] At a meeting of the Select men the 28 th of June 
Pursuant to the directions in the Law Relating to Free negro's 
&c. 

The S d Sel. m do order the Free negro's molattos &c. within 
this Town, hereafter named, each one of them, dilligently to 
attend, and worke, on cleaning or repairing the H. wayes, and 
other Services, of this Town, at Such time and places as the 
Select men or Such person or persons whom they Shall appoint, 
Shall order and direct, for the Space of So many dayes as is here 
after Set down against each of their names respectivel}' , as an 
equivalent to Trainings Watchiugs &c. viz 1 . 

dayea 

Robin Rogo Alias Keats 8 

Adam Saffin ........ 2 

Mingo Proctor ....... 6 

Coffee Hutchinson 2 

Papaw Dick ........ 7 

Grandy Eliot ........ 8 

John Freeman ....... 8 

Peter Quaquo ........ 4 

Phillip Hutchinson ...... 6 

Dick Dudly ' . 6 

Tom Rumny marsh ...... 6 

Charles Meneno ....... 8 

Samson Negro ....... 2 

Exeter Foxcroft 8 

Thomas Masman ....... 

Ned Hubbert . . 4 

Mingo Quinsey . . . . . . .8 

Mingo Walker 6 

Joseph Jalla ........ 8 

Ephraim Boyser ....... 6 

Boston Waite ....... 8 

Great John ........ 8 

Sebastin Levensworth ...... 6 

Dick Patience ....... 8 

Mingo Winthrop ....... 8 

Tom Cowel ........ 8 

Toney at Gee* 4 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 



211 



who moved to sell drink 
as luholders. 



who move to Sell drink 
as Retaylera. 



[146.] At a meeting of y fl Sei. men, July y* 9 th . 
The Several Petitions of the persons hereafter named being 
read, were considered & disallowed by y* Sel. m. viz 1 . 

Thorn' Loyd 

Rich d Hancock 

James Smith 

Mercy Alkin 

John Minzes 

W m . Payn Bl. Smith 

Daniel Stevens 

Hanah Wade 

Rob* Gutridge 

John Ranger 

Henrj' Bridgham 

James Mountier 

Elijah Kendiick 

Capt'. Jn Sunderland 

Eli* (.'alley 

John Brown 

Thorn' Wan-in 

John Lothrop 

Bcnj a Mountford 

Thorn' Burnet 

Eliz* Coombs 

Nath 11 Shepherd 

Sam" Green Coop r 

Ann Gibbius 

Sam" Peck 

John Minzes 

Jabez Negus 

John Roberts 

^147.] Jeremiah Cushings Petition to Sell drink as an In- 
holder nigh y e Bridg in Ann Street, allowed by y e Sel. men. 

David Copp' Petition to Sell drink as an Inholder at his House 
at y e Lower end of Prince Street, allowed by the Sel. men, and 
accordingly they are to be recomended. 

Robert Guttridge & Daniel Stevens are by the Sel. m allowed to 
Sell Coffee, Tea & Chocolat. Exclusive of Strong drink. 

At a motion of M r Thorn' Gushing for himselfe and M r Sam u 
Wcutworth. The Sel. men do agree, that in case they do under- 
take for the Neighbourhood there to defray the Charge of paveing 
nine foot on each Side of the High way in Ann Street from the 
Bridg as far northerly as M rg Tomlins, that then the Sel. m. will 
defray the Charge of pavein y 8 Townes part in the middle of the 
S a way. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 th . of July. 
Inholders allowed by y e Sel. men. viz'. 
Rebecca Watts Widd at her House at Winisimet. 
John Langdon Sen r . at his House at Fish Street. 
Retaylors Allowed by y e Sel. men, viz 1 . 



212 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Joseph Hilier at his House in Cornhill. 
Thomas Peirson at his House in Prince Street. 
Ann Leblond at Trea mount Street. 
Inholders disallowed by y e Sel. men. 
William Patten at the Green Draggon. 
John Langdon jun r & Eliz a Hinks at y e Salutation. 
Rich d Pullens Petition to Sell as a Retayler disallowed 
Daniell Stevens is allowed to keep a Coffee House as above 
entered the 9 th cur'. 

[148.] The Sel. men do agree to Object ag*. the Renewall 
of Lycences to the persons hereafter named viz*. 
Of the Inholders 
Daniel Allen 
Sarah Battersby 
Thomas Phillips 
Rob 4 Rudgate & 
Jn Wallise 
Mary Thwing 
Jonath" Wardell 
Thomas Webber. 

Of Retaylers 
Rebecca Fowle 
Eliz a Lowle mar d 
Thomas Phillips 

The other persons named in the List of Such who w r Lycenced 
to Sell Strong drink in the year 1713 as Returned to y e Sel. men 
by the Clerk of the Peace, and now Lying on file, was Considered 
by the Sel. men, and no objection mads to the renewall of their 
L3'cences. 

At a meeting of the Members of Councel Justices of Peace and 
Select men of this Town y e 16 th of July. 

being Present. Isaac Addington, Esq r , Pen Townsend Esq r , 
Edward Bromfield Esq r , Addington Davenport Esq r , of y e Couu- 
ceil. 

Jer. Dumer Esq r , Thomas Palmer Esq r , Sam 11 . Checkly, Esq r 
Justices of y e Peace. 

John Marion, Joseph Wadsworth, Edward Hutchinson, Will 
Welsteed, Cap* Edw d Winslow, Sel. men. 

[149o] Voted. That a ward on the Neck in the like manner 
as was agreed to by y e Justices & Sel. men the 4 th of agust 1712, 
be againe Revived, to begin the 8 th of August next and to contine 
untill the 15 th of October following, viz* on Lords dayes. 

Voted. A revivial of an agreement of the Members of Counceil, 
Justices of y e Peace, and Sel. men on y e 1 st of Sepf 1712 & on the 
19 th of May 1713 that they in their Turns walk by night to Inspect, 
prevent, & Suppress disorders in y e Town, and to walk once or 
oftener in their respective weeks. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men July 23 th . 

M r Thorn 8 Savage Goldsmith his Petition for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drink as a Retayler is disallowed by y e Sel. m. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 213 

Several persons haveing revived their Petitions to Sell Strong 
drink as Retayler viz 1 . 

John Roberts, Thomas Warrin, John Brown, Cap* John Sunder- 
liue, Samuel Peck, Eliz" Coombs, James Mountier & John Rainger, 
w r by the vote of the Sel. men, Severaly disallowed. 

Benj a Johns his Petition to Sell drink as an Inhold r at his House 
at or nigh Summer Street disallow d by y e Sel. m. 

.lames Smith & Mercy Alkins haveing revived their Petitions to 
Sell as In holders are disallowed. 

Sarah Hunt her Petition for Lycence to Sell drink as an Inholder 
as formerly allowed by y e Sel. men. 

Phillip Bougarden his Petition that y e Lycence granted the Lst 
year to M" Lowle now his wife, as a Retayler may be renewed to 
him, allowed by y e Sel. men. 

Rowland Dike' Petition to Sell as an Inholder is disallowed by 
y e Sel. men. 

[15O.] Upon further Enquiry made, and a hearing of the persons 
concerned. The Sel. men have now Voted to with draw their 
Objections to the Renewall of the Lycences to the Several persons 
following viz'. 

Jonathan Wardell 
Thomas Webber 
Daniel Allen 

as Inholders. 
Thomas Phillips, as Retayler 

The Petition of Sarah Battersbee for Renewall of her Lycence 
to Sell drink as an Inholder at y e Lower end of King Street. And 
of Mary Thwing to Sell as an Inholder at the Lower end of Cross 
Street are Allowed by the Sel. men. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men July 26 th . 

John Lamsons Petition for Lyceuce to Sell as an Inholder at R. 
marsh disallowed by y e Sel. m. 

Roger Earls Petition to Sell drink as an Inholder disallowed by 
y e Sel. men. 

Upon a hearing of Thomas Phillips Inholder, the Sel. men have 
Voted to withdraw their Exception ag' the Renewall of his 
Lycence. 

The Reasons given by the Sel. men of their Objections ag 1 the 
Renewall of Robert Rudgate and John Wallises Lycence, the S d 
Rudgate" being gon, and the S d Wallis his not keeping good Rule 
and order, and not being Sutably provided as the Law directs. 

Thomas Selby his Petition to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder at 
the Crown Coffee house at the Peer or Long Wharf e in Boston is 
allowed by y e Sel. men, and to be Recomended by them, So farr 
as they know, or hath by enqury understood. 

John Lothrop & John Ranger their Petitions to Sell as Retaylers 
is againe disallowed. 

[151.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, July the 28 th . 
Whereas Sarah Yarrow by order of the Select men was on the 
11 th of June Last warned to depart out of this Town, who then 



214 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Snyd She belonged to Salem and came from thence into this Town 
nb 1 the begiuiug of April Last past. And whereas the S d . Sarah 
Yarrow not withstand y e S d warning, doth Still continue her abode 
here without the approbation and consent of the S d Select men. 

Ordered. That Application be made by y e T. Clerk to one of 
Her Maj" e " Justices of, the Peace, Praying y* a warrant may be 
given out directed to one of the Constables of Boston, requireing 
them, to remove and carry away the S d Sarah Yarrow in manner 
as the Law directs. 

Aug. 3 d . M r . James Sherman being present Sayes that he dwelt 
Last at Salem and came from thence into this Town ab l five weeks 
Since. 

The Sel. men do now Signifie to him that in case he continues his 
abode in this Town he must find Security to Indempnifie this Town 
from charge w ch may hapen by his continuance here. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men Aug 3 d . 

Liberty is granted to Deacon John Barnerd to digg open the 
High way from his House in Clarks Square, and from thence down 
wards a cross Fish street, for the Laying his Cellar draiue or 
Comon Shore there, Provided he lay the Same w th Brick or Stone 
as the Law directs, and that he forth with make good that part of 
the High way where he Shall So digg. 

Aug G th . Cap 1 Edw d Winslow & Cap 4 Edw d Martyn are desired 
to provide poles w th Hooks, and Axes Sutable for Extinguishing 
of lire, and to consider of places to Lodg powder in according to 
y e Town vote, & of y e numb r & bigness of y e Powder cask & of 
persons to Attend carrying of powder, & to enquire of y e numb r of 
y e Townes pailes & where they are Lodged. 

[152.] At a meeting of Addington Davenport Esq r . , Mesu 
Daniel Oliver & Cap' Oliver Noyes of y* Comittee. 

Mesu" John Marion, Joseph Wadsworth, Edward Hutchinson, 
William Welsteed, John Ruck, &Cap'Edw d Winslow of the present 
Sel men. 

Pursuant to a Vote of the Town y e 9 th of March 1712-13. Im- 
poweriug the S d Comittee & Sel. men to Lett at Intrest the fifteen 
hundred pounds being the produce of y e Blue hill Lands or any 
part there of untill they have opportunity to Lay out the Same in 
Some Real Est'. 

And their Vote the 17 th of March 1713. 14 Impowering the Sel. 
men to take up money at Intrest for the purchaceing a Stock of 
Indian Corn. 

Voted. That the Treasu* be directed to apply Six hundred 
pounds of the afore said money for the purchace of Corn as afore 
S d , The Select men Obligeing themselves & Successors to return 
the S d money, to y e Comittee w n they Shall See Cause to Call for 
the Same, allowing the Intrest thereof, untill it be so returned. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 10 th of August. 

Hannah Wades Petition for Lycence to Exercise the Imploym' of 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 215 

a Comon Victualler at her House at y e Lower end of Wings Lane. 
Allowed by y e Sel. m. 

Voted. That M r Henry Bridgham currier, is Nominated and 
appointed to prosecute y e Town orders or By- Laws, Relateing to the 
Keeping of Ladders, Swabbs & Tubbs of water, for the Speedy 
extinguishing of fire. 

[153.] At a meeting of y* Sel. men, Aug. 17 th . 

Samuel Pennock a Taylor being present Sayes he came w" 1 his 
wife & three Children from London as passengers w th Cap' Moses 
Thomas & arrived into this Town in April Last & Sayes he intends 
to remove & Settle at Lyme where a Brother of his doth dwell. 
The Sel. in do now warn him to depart vf^ his family out of this 
Town vr* in 30 dayes next ensuing, unless he finde Security to 
Indempnifie the Town. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 24 th of August. 

Liberty is granted to James Tilestone to digg in the High way 
in Bennet Street, for the Laying his Cellar draine into the Comon 
Shore there, provide he Attend the direction of y e Laws in the 
doing thereof. 

Voted. That Ezekiel Cleasby is nominated & appointed to 
Prosecute the Breach of y e Town orders or By-Laws, Relating to 
the Keeping of Ladders, Swabbs & Tubbs of water, for y e Speedy 
Extinguishing of Fire. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, the 30 th . of Aug. 

Agreed. That in Case Simion Stoddard Esq r & partners do 
carry on the pavem' in Corn hill as they propose, The Sel. men 
will allow them Sixty pounds besides the paveing Stones there, 
towards y e Charge of the Towues part. 

Rowland Dike* Petition to Sell drink as an Inhold* at y e Exch. 
Tavern is consented to by y* Sel. m. 

Thorn 8 Savage* Petition to Sell drink as a Retayler is approved 
& Recomended by y e Sel. m. 

[154-] The Price of Wheat now Stated by y e Sel. men for 
Regulating the Assize of Bread is Eight Shillings p. bushel. 

M r Will" 1 Payn* Acco 1 wherein he is Indebted to y e Town 3. 
15. 4. is Approved by y e Sel. m. 

At a meeting of y' Sel. men the 7 th . of Septem r . 

The Sel. men have agereed w th Will Custin & James Gelstis dc 
have Lett to them y e Cellar as it is now inclosed und r the North 
east corner of the Town House for one year ensuing from y e 13 th 
of September currat, they paying Rent for the Same Nine pounds 
p. annum quarterly. 

Ordered. That M r . Jn Flegg to warn Susanna Walters of 
Salem, who is Lately come here & keeps a Hucksters Shop to 
depart out of this Town to the place whereto She belongs. 

And Likewise to warn John Anderson wig mak r to depart un- 
less he obtaine liberty of y e Sel. men for his dwelling here. 

Liberty of y e Sel. men is granted to Ben Johns to Keep a 
Victualing House at his House at Summer Street. 



216 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Voted. That M r Hen Bridgham be allowed four pounds five 
Shillings p m for the Service he is upon according to a vote of 
y e Sel. men the 8 th of June Last. 

The Sel. men have now agreed to Allow unto James Williams 
& James Townesend forty Shillings p. annum each in addition to 
their Sallery for ringing y e Bells viz'. 20 for y e 5 a clock & 20 for 
y e 9 a clock. 

See more y e 27 th of Sept r . 

[155.] Voteed. That there be an addition made to the 
Townes part of paveing on y e neck. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y e 14 th . of Sept'. 

M r John Flagg haveing certified that he did on y e 8 th cur' warn 
Susanna Walters to depart y e Town. 

And that on y e 10 th cur' he warned Ju Anderson to depart out 
of this Town. y e Sel. ffi do approve thereof. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y e 27 th of Sept r . 

Ordered. That the Bell ringers Salleryes as Stated the 7 th Cur* 
Shall comence as followcth viz'. 

That ten Shillings be allowed to each of them for their Service 
proceeding the first of Sept r Cur'. 

And that whereas the former Settlement was to James Town- 
send as Sucesso r to And 1 " Willet 50 p. annum for y e 5 a clock 
bell. 50 Shill for y e 9 a clock & 40 Shill for Attending the Clock, 
And to James Williams 50 Shill. for y e 5 a Clock, 50/ for the 9 a 
Clock & 40 Shill for ringing y e bell at 11 a clock, So that from 
the 1 st of Sepf Inst', following they are each of them to be pd. 
9" p. annum. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men of Boston Sepf 30. 

Ordered, that y e Town Clerk do Notifie the Sel. men of Rox- 
bur} T desireing them to appoint persons on behalfe of their Town, 
to meet at y e House of M r Samuel Meers Nigh Roxbery gate in 
Boston on Wednesday the 6 th of Octo r Next at three of the Clock 
in the afternoon at w ch time & place the Sel. men of Boston or 
any two of them are Impowered & appointed to meet, and joyu 
[156.] w th the S d . Roxbury_Geut ra . in riming the line and 
renewing the bound markes betw Boston and Roxbury, in manner 
as the Law directs. 

the w ch was accordingly don as p. y e Return lying on File. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, October y e 2 d . 

The S d . Sel. men do declare That pursuant to the Town Vote, 
they have Endeavored to procure Su table persons to Serve as 
Collectors of the Rates and Taxes for this present 3*ear. 

And that their Endevours therein have proved In effectual. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Octob r y a 5 th . 

Ordered. That M r John Flegg do Signifie to M r Thomas Banis- 
ter & M r Henry Gueno. That the S d Select men do require them 
& each of them respectively forth w th to remove and carry away 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 217 

the Earth and other Incumberance Layd & lying upon the High 
way before their respective dwellings, or House in Newbery 
Street in Boston. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Octo br y e 7 th . 

Liberty is granted to Mesu" Thorn 8 Grose & William Tyler 
Wardens of the Conduit in Ann Street, to digg open the High way 
or wayes for the Repaireing the Conduit pipes w ch are now Stoped. 
Provided that they do the Same w th Speed, and forth with repaire 
and make good the S d H. way or wayes where the Shall So digg. 

[157.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, the 25 th of Octob r . 

Voted. That the Gentlemen who are chosen and appointed to 
Serve as Fircwards within this Town, be desired and Impowered 
for the j'ear ensuing & untill further order to take under their 
care, the Several Water Engines belonging to this Town, And in 
case of y e breaking out of fire, to give Such necessary orders and 
directions for the use and Working of the S d Engines as may best 
Serve the S d . Town in Suppressing & Extinguishing of Fire. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, Nov r 2 d . 

Voted. That the Representitives of this Town be desired to 
Address His Ex cy . the Gov r , Members of Councel, & House of 
Representitives now Sitting in G'. and Gen 11 Assembly, Relateing 
to a numlier of ab' fifty persons, lately dismist from His Maj ties 
Service at Annapalis Royal and now arived into this Town, 
diverse of whom are So circumstanced as to Stand in need of a 
present Supply for their Suport, and Some among them, aged or 
otherwise Infirm, So as in likely hood they may become a further 
charge. Praying them So to order & direct that the burthen of 
that charge may not lie upon y e Inhabit' 8 of Boston. 

Voted. That any One or more of the presen Sel. men are de- 
sired & Impowered to 1'rosecute M r Tho 8 Banister for Neglecting 
(after due warning given him) to remove & carry away y e Earth 
& other Incumberance by him or his Predecessors Layd & now 
lying on y e II. way before his dwelling house or houseing in New- 
bery Street, And to Sue for & recover of him the Penalty w ch by 
y e T. Order or By-Law in y l case is made & provided. 

[158.] George Aliens Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong 
drinck as Retayler is disallowed by y e Sel. m. 

Will" 1 Patten Late of Charles town is admitted to dwell as an 
Inhabit' of Boston on Condition (as he proposeth) that M r Fr. 
Thresher & M r Hum Richards become bound in y e Sume of 100 u as 
Sureties. 

William Pattens Petition to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder at 
y e Green Drnggon in the Room of Rich d Pullen who as he Saith 
hath quitted his Lycence there. 

The S d . Sel. men have nominated & appointed M r John Flagg, 
and he is by them fully Impowered to Prosecute every Such person 
or persons who are found Culpable of Transgressing the Town 
ord r or B3"-law relateing to chimnyes w ch hapen to take fire So as 
to flame out at y e Top thereof. 



218 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

And the Scl. men Shall allow and order paym' to be made to 
the S d John Flngg five Shilling for each Such fine Imposed by 
Law w ch he Shall recover & procure to be pd into the Town 
Treasurer. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 9 th of Nov*. 

Liberty is granted to M Hulclah Ransford to Sett up five posts 
in the high wa}- before her Laud, viz', four in North Street, and 
one in Charter Street, the w ch posts are to Stand Six feet & an 
halfe dist' from her Land. 

James Pitson Late of London, Cyderman, his Petition to Sell 
Cyder as a Retayler in Boston is disallowed by y* Sel. men. 

[159.] In uuswere to the Petition of Soloman Townsend, 
Joseph Hood, William Condey & Fortune Ruddock who have 
therein Signified that in case the Town will prolong the pavem 1 
from the Land of the above named Joseph Hood in North Street 
down wards to the end of the S u Street, that they the S d Petitioners 
will undertake the Effecting thereof, and defray the Charge of 
Nine feet in breadth on each Side of the whole. 

Voted by the Select men That in Consideration that y e makeing 
good that part of the High way will tend to prevent future Charge, 
and on the conditions above mentioned they will come into the 
charge of paveing the Middle part thereof. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Novemb r 16 th . 

Libert}' is granted to Enoch Greenliefe to Sett his windows for a 
Barbers Shop twelve Inches into y* Street at one of his Shop of 
his Abutting on Cornhill in Boston, and to continue So dureing 
pleasure. 

Liberty is granted by y* Sel. men unto Jon* Waldo to make a 
Toorab for his family in the Old burying place to Stand next to 
Docf Cooks fence. 

James Pitson Late of London Cyderman his Petition to Sell 
Cyder as a Retaylor at his House w** he hires of Coll Ballintine in 
Marchalls Lane in Boston. 

Approved by y* Sell, m So as he Sell Cyder only, he being a 
Stranger comes well recomencled, the motive to y e is y' y 8 
Skilfull managem' of Cyder may prove a Comon benefit. 

[16O.] Pursuant to a Precept under the hand & Seal of W m . 
Dudey Esq r . Sheriff. 

Ordered. That y e Town Clerk in the name of the Sel. m do Issue 
forth warr u directed to y e Sever 11 constables requireiug them to 
warn a T.' meeting at y e T. House on Tuesday y e 30 th of Novemb r 
next at nine of the Clock in the fore noon to choose four Repre- 
sentives to Serve for the S d Town in the G' & Gen" Court or 
assembly to be convened upon Wednesday the 15 th of Decemb' 
next. 

And that D r . Cotton Mather be desired to be there at the Opening 
of the S d Meeting to begin w fh Prayer. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Novemb r 23. 

Ordered. That in Addition to the War 1 for y* T. meeting all 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714. 219 

persson qualified to Vote in Town affaires be also warned then to 
meet, to consult and agree ab' any other matters or things w eh shall 
be then moved & thought needfull to promote the benefit and 
Safety of the S d Town meeting. 

Voted. That John Roberts is nominated and appoynted. To 
Inspect and prosecute the breach of the Town order or By-Law 
Relating to the keeping Ladders, Swabbs & Tubbs of water for 
the Speedy Extinguishing of Fire. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 21 th of Dec r . 

Whereas at a meeting of the Inhabi"' of Boston the 9 th of March 
1712.13. It was by them Voted. That the Comittee formerly 
appointed viz 1 . Addington Davenport Esq r ., Mesu Isaiah Tay, 
Daniel Oliver, Thomas Gushing, Oliver Noyes, Joseph Wadsworth 
& Edward Hutchiuson, Together w th the Select men for the time 
being, are Impowered to Let at Intrest the fifteen hundred pounds 
being the produce of the Blue hill Lands or any part thereof upon 
good [161.] Security, untill they have opportunity to Lay out the 
Same in Some Real Estate. 

And where as by another Vote of y e Inhabit 8 of the S d Town the 
30 th of Nov r 1714. they have agreed that at the next Season for 
granting of money, they will grant the Sume of one hundred 
pounds, for the purchace of a water Engine, already by the Sel. 
men Secured for the Service of the Town, And in the Interem the 
Sel. men are directed & Impowered to borrow money to Satisfy 
lor the purchace thereof untill the Said Sume Shall be raised and 
collected. 

It being Signified under the hands of Addiugton Davenport 
Ksq r , Mesu Isaiah Tay, Daniel Oliver, & Thomas Gushing, four 
of the S' 1 Committee', That they do agree That the Treasu'of the S d 
Town be directed to apply one hundred pounds of the afore said 
money for the purchace of the Said Engine, The Select men oblige- 
ing themselves & their Sucessors in the Same office to return the 
S' 1 money to the S d Comittee when they Shall See cause to call for 
the Same, allowing y e Intrest thereof untill it be returned. 

The Sel. men being now present, Joseph Wadsworth, Edward 
Ilutchinson, John Ruck, William Welstecd, Grove Hirst & Cap' 
Edward Winslow have now voted their concurrauce to w l is above 
written. 

Voted. That M r Daniel Oliver be desired & Impowered to take 
under his care the Improvement of the Several Tenements of the 
range of Houseing belonging to y e S d Town Scituate on Fort-hill 
iu Boston, and to remove or put in Teunants there as he Shall 
think best for the benefitt and Advantage of the Town. 

[16*3.] Whereas Deacon John Barnerd hath now presented to 
the Sd. men an acco'of his disburstmeuts in new makeing a Comon 
Shore of Stone, from the House of him the S d Barnerd iu Clark 
Square in Boston, extending from thence a Cross Fish Street & 
through Shingle Alley into the Dock, being two hundred twenty one 
feet & a halfe in length and the whole Sume of the charge thereof 
doth by his S d acco* amo' to 33. 4. 6. With the names of the 
Severall persons whose Cellars are heuefitted by beiug drained 



220 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

through the Same w th their respective proportions of the Charge 
according to the Rules prescribed in the Law w ch are as followeth 
viz'. 

John Farnum J? of 75 feet at 3/ p. foot . 0. 18. 9 

Jonath n Mountfor T ' T of 85 feet . . . 1. 3. 3 

JeT\ Condey ^ of 120 feet . . . . 1. 16. 

Moses Peirse of 145 feet . . . . 2. 8. 4 



6. 6. 4 

w"* Sume being deducted out of 33. 4. 6. there remayns 
26. 18. 2 w ch divided into 8 parts as there is 8 cellars benefited 
thereby viz*. 

Deac. John Barnerd for 1 Cellar | 3. 7. 3J 
M r . Robert Howard for 2 Cellars 6. 14. 7 

Cap 1 John Sunderland for 1 Cellar 3. 7. 3 
Cap' Edward Martyn for 1 Cellar 3. 7. 3j 

Cap' James Pitts for 2 Cellars 
viz' his dwelling house, his Brew- 
House & y e Cellar of y e House 

w ch was M Kinds 8. 8. 

M r John Parker for y e Ce'lar 

formerly M Kinds 1.13. 7| 



33. 4. 8 

And the S d Deacon John Barnerd haveing by his Petition 
desired the Sel. men to Inspect & Examine premisies, and to 
judg & award that each of the [163.] above S d . persons, or the 
occupiers of the above S d . Cellars, do pay unto your Petitioner 
their respective proportions to the Charge of the S d Comon Shore 
as is above Set forth and Exprest. 

The S d Sel. men have now considered the premisies & they do 
approve and allow of the S d Deacon Barnerds acco' of his dis- 
bursm" in makeing the S d Comon Shore, and do judg and award 
that the Several persons mentioned in the foregoing distribution, 
do pay unto the S d Deacon Barnerd the Respective S nines as is 
therein Sett down against each of their names. 

At a meeting of the Sel. m, the 4 th of Jan 17 . 

Liberty is granted to Sara" Salter to Set a Row of posts ag* his 
Land on the North Side of Summer street to Stand not exceeding 
Six foot dist' from his Land into the Said Street. 

Ordered. That M r John Flagg do forth with PublisheTowu 
order or By-Law (For preventing Strangers Obtruding themselves 
on this Town) by posting up twenty of the S d Printed By-Laws on 
Several Publick places in the S d Town. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men Jan 17 25 th . 

Jarvice Bethell, sho maker Late of Ireland who w th his wife 
came by way of New found Land into this Town in August Last is 
admitted an Inhabit' on condition, he finde Suretj'es to y e Satis- 
faction of y e Sel. men to y e value of 100", Since its consented y* 
M r . Shannons bond Shall Suffice. 



SELECTMEH'S RECORDS, 1714-15. 221 

Eugin Linch who Sayes he came from Virginia in a vessell 
belonging to Bcverl}' where he hath Since that married a wife, & 
came 1'rom Beverly into this Town Ab' y e 20 th of Nov r Last. The 
Scl. men do now warn him to depart out of this Town to Beverly 
the place from whence he came. 

[164.] David Melvel being present Sayes he came last from 
Road Island where he hath been an Inhabit' ab' five years Last 
past, and that he came w th his wife & Children into this Town 
ab' four moueths Since, the Sel men do now direct him to fiude 
Suretyes to Indempnifie y e Town from Charge. 

Charles Pym Distillar who lately came into this Town from 
Jamaca,is Admitted An Inhabit' on Condition (as he proposes) 
That M r Sam 11 Wentworth & M r W m Randoll be come bound in 
y e Sume of 100". 

At a meeting of the Sel. men Jan ry 26 th . 

They being Seucible of the great perplexity that the Inhabit" 
of this Town Labour under by reason of the Frequent Attempts 
Lately made of Robbery in Several parts of y e Town. In Order 
to the discovery & detecting Such Crime. The Sel. men have 
agreed to move to his Excel ey the Gov r w lh the Hon ble Members of 
Counceil That a Proclamatto may be Isued forth v/^ a proposall 
of Such Encourragem' as they Shall think proper to be given to 
any person or persons as Shall be Jnstrumcutall to make dis- 
covery of Such Robbers or any of them. And that His P^xcel cy 
if he thinks fitt to Pardon any One or two of Such criminalls who 
Shall forth with make discovery of the rest, So as that they be 
br' und r conviction. 

For the more effectuall discovery of the Combination or Knotts 
of Robbers w th w ch the Town hath been of Late distressed. 

Voted. That the Sume of Twenty five pounds Shall be given 
and paid out of y c Town Treasury as a reward to Such person or 
persons who [165.] Shall make discovery of any Such Robbers, 
i v o as that they be Apprehended & br' und r conviction. 

At a meeting o the Sel. men, the 31 th of Jan 17 . 

Voted by the Sel. men that couipl' be made to the Court of 

Gen" Sessions of the Peace now Sitting ag' R Stanhope 

for Keeping a Pnblick Danceing School in Boston without allow- 
ance & approbation of y e Sel. men. 

Jn order to prevent & Suppress disorders. 

The Justices and Sel. men do now agree to vissit y" Familyes 
in the Several parts of this Town on Tuesday the 8 th of Feb 17 
next. To Inspect disorderly persons, New-comers, And the 
Circumstances of the Poor & Education of thir children, and to 
meet at y e Town House ab' 5 of y e Clock in y e Evening of the 
Same day. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y e 8 th of Feb 17 . 

"Whereas M r John Flag by order of the Sel. men did on y" l rt of 
Feb^ cur' warn Mary Sanders (who is Lately come into this Town 
from Piscatiqua) to depart out of this Town to Piscatiqua, the 



222 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

place whereto She belongs, Ordered that y* S d warning be here 
recorded. 

Fcb 17 !!" 1 . Liberty is granted by Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, 
Kdward Hutchinson, John Ruck and William Welsteed Gent'" 1 . 
Sel. men of y e Town of Boston, To Thomas Jones of Boston 
House wright, for him to digg open the High wa}' in Prince Street 
for the Laying his Cellar draine into the Comon Shore there. 
Provided he Lay the Same with Brick or Stone and that he forth 
with make good that part of y e S d H. way where he Shall So 



[166.] At a meeting of y Sel. men, Feb^ 15 th . 

Ordered that William Perkins Taylor Lately come from G l . 
Brittaine do give in Security to y e T. Clerk. 

Sarah Hinks Single woman belonging to Salem who Sayes She 
came Last from thence into this Town Ab 1 Sixteen dayes Since, 
and is at the House of Widdow Warren at y* South end of Boston, 
and is reputed to be w' h Child & nigh ready to lye in. being this 
day by M r John Maryon at the direction of y e Sel. men, warned to 
depart out of this Town to Salem the place where She belongs. 

Widd Prudence Swan belonging to Roxbury who doth at 
present reside in this Town, is allowed by y e Sel. in to continue 
w th her Children to reside here on condition (as She proposes) that 
Paul Dudley Esq r . & M r Jon* Wardell become bound in y e Sume of 
150 U to Indempnifie the Town from Charge. 

Feb r 8 th . - Sowerbut a woman belonging to Charlestowu 
who Sayes She came from thence into this Town ab' Eight moneths 
past 

Thomas Dennis, Martha Topping, both at M r Griggs* House 
who Say they came from Annapalis into this Town ab' fifteen 
weeks past, William Elliot & wife & three Children at M r Eliots 
House who came heither from thence ab 1 the Same time, were by 
order of the Sel. m warned to depart out of this Town to the 
place or places where they do respectively belong. 

Feb. 12 th . Prudence Swan Widdow who Sayes She came from 
Roxbury into this Town ab' Eight moneths past, is by order of the 
Select men Warned to depart out of this Town to the place where 
She belongs. 

Feb 17 18 th . Aaron Ingram who Sayes he came w th his wife & 
three Children from Newberry into .this Tow ab' 4 m past is in like 
manner warned to depart. 

[167.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, Feb^ 21. 

M r Edward Enstones Petition for Liberty of keeping a School 
as a Master of Musick & a Danceing Mast r , in this Town is dis- 
allowed by y e Sel. men. 

M r Johr Marions Motion for further allowance for Service in y* 
year 1712 is disallow* by y e Sel. men, 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1714-14. 223 

Sam" Sowerbut & Hanna his wife late of Charlcstown are 
admitted to dwell in this Town (in case as She proposeth Mean 
Mathew Nazzaro & Jacob Peirse become bound as Suretyes to 
indempnify y e Town in Forty pounds bond. 

Voted. That M r Flagg do notifie Thorn' Phillips Inholder forth 
with to remove & carry away the heap of Dirt lying in the H. way 
before Or nigh his House at the Enterance of Corn market w ch 
hath been made by dirt from his yard. 

Ordered. That y e T. Clerke do Issue forth war 4 ' for a Town 
meeting on Monday the 14 th of March Next at Nine of y e Clock in 
the fore noon, for choyce of Town Officers & granting monc} 1 &c. 

And that y* Rev d M r Sewall be desired to be present to begin y" 
meeting w th prayer. 

And the Bells be ordered to ring as is usual. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Feb. 28 th . 

Liberty is granted to M r Thomas 'Down to digg open the H. way 
in Orange Street, for the Laying his Cellar draiue into the Cove 
there, on condition that he Lay the S d draine w th brick or Stone, 
and that in doing thereof he leave a Sufficient way for the passage 
of Horss and Cart, and that he forth with make good that part of 
y e S d II. way where he Shall So digg. 

Francis Baxter is added to y e South watch. 

Daniel Mackdaniel is added to y e north watch. 

[168.] At a meeting of the Select men, y e 8 th of March, 
1714. 15. 

Whereas M r Richard Proctor hath presented to the Select men 
an Acco' of the charge and expences w ch he hath Lately been at in 
Repaireing the Pump Standing in the Townes Laud in Corn hill 
Comonly Known by the Name of the Town pump, amounting in y 
whole to the Sume of Six pounds & ten Shill. Praying the Select 
men pursuant to the Town order or By-Law in that case made & 
provided, to Assess the Several persons who are coironly Known 
to make use of the S d Pump for their Supply of Water for their 
Ordinary Family Occasions their respective proportions therof. 
The S d Sel. men have accordingly Assessed as follow' viz*. 

Mesu" Samuel Bill 2. 0. 

R5ch d Proctor 1. 5. 

Epaphras Shrimpton . . . . 0. 10. 

John Hunt 0. 10. 

Andrew Eliot 0. 10. 

Thomas Price 0. 10. 

Robert Sharp 0. 10. 

Sam u Rand 0. 5. 

Ben j a Walker for himself e & Tennants . 0. 10. 



6. 10. 

And the S d Richard Proctor is hereby directed and Impowered to 
collect and receive of the afore named persons the respective Sumee 
as is Sett down in this List against each of their names, And if any 
of the S d persons Shall refuse or neglect to pay in ther respective 



224 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

proporsions according as is Sett down in the S d Assessm', to prose- 
cute an}- Such according to the directions of y e afore mentioned 
Town order or By- Law. 

[169.] Liberty is granted to M r John Ruck to Set a Row of 
Posts before his Laud in Salem Street to Stand not exceeding five 
foot distant from his fence into y e S d Street. 

The Sel. men have imployed M r Isaac Williams to repaire y e H 
way on y e neck viz' the Long cause way on y e North Side of y e 
Horse pond. 

Agreed that the Kit-chin Chamber of y e House in w ch M r Nath" 
Williams dwells be ceiled over head, and a deffence to his Kitchin 
door. 

Ordered to be here Recorded that John Negro belonging to Lex- 
iuton who Sayes he came from thence into this Town. Ab' four 
moneth Since, Was on y e *2 d Cur* by order of the Sel. men warned 
to depart out of this Town. 

Voted, that M r Thorn 8 Gill be allowed Ten pounds for payles cf 
his taken for y e Townes Service at y e two fires in Octo hr & Novemb r 
Last. 

Voted, that M r W m Griggs be Allowed for one year Service in 

Attending the Granary to y e 17 th of April next . 30. 0. 

for 61 dayes Service at ye Dock . . . 9. 3. 

for his Sons Service at y e Granery . . 3. 13. 6 



42. 16. 6 

. Rent for y e Granery to be allowed Cap' David Mason at 10 p. 
annum. 

Some disbursts for repaires is included in M r Welsteeds aceo". 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y* 11 th of March. 

Agreed. That the Succeedin Select men be desired to move the 
Court of Gen 11 Sessons of the Peace (in the Proper Season thereof) 
for a more equall Rule in Apportioning the Watch Tax, In as 
much as by the Rule, for the Last year, eight Shillings was the 
Highest Sum limitted to be Assessed on any one person of the 
Highest Estate, to 375" Tax, w cll thcy presume was to great a hard- 
ship to those of farr lesser abillity. 

[17O.] Whereas ab'Six moneths past, the Sel. men did Treat 
w th M r Edward Hutchinson, ab' his leaving out Some of his and M r 
Wilcots land for y e enlargem' of the High way ngainst their Land 
in Fish Street and the S d M r Hutchinson, did then express his & 
M r Wilcots Willingness to part with Some of ther land for that 
use, provided the Sel. men would come into the charge of rernoveing 
M r Wilcots buildings, and Since M r Hutchiusons doing thereof, the 
charge appears to be about Twenty pounds or more. 

Voted. That the S d M r Edward Hutchinson be allowed by the 
Sel. men towards the defraying of that Charge the Sume of Ten 
pounds. 

Agreed. That M r John Flagg be allowed at y e rate of Ten pounds 
p. annum for his Service for y e Town, being y e Same as was for- 
merly agreed w 01 Sam 11 Maxwell. 

I 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 225 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 22 th of March, being present. 
Mes" John Marion 

Joseph Wadsworth 
William Welsteed 
Cap 1 Habijah Savage 
Sam" Greenwood 
Cap' John Charnock 

John Baker 

The Price of Wheat for Regulating y e Assize of Bread now 
Stated by the Select men is Six Shill. p. Bushel. 

Voted. That each of the Sel. men, & y e Town Clerk Severally 
as they have opportunity are desired to Inspect Strangers who 
Shall Attempt to Obtrude themselves on this Town, And each of 
y m are appointed & Jmpowered to warn any Such to depart out of 
this 'lown to y e places where the belong. 

[171.] At a Meeting of the Select men the 28 th of March, 
1715. 

Whereas James and Richard Manson two Children of James 
Manson of Boston one of them Ah 4 Seven & the other Ab' Nine 
years of age are by their friends placed out to Nuiss or board w th 
John Blake of Dorchester. 

Ordered. l>y the S d Select men that notice be given to the Select 
men of Dorchister, that not withstanding the S d Childrens being So 
placed out to Continue their abode in their Town untill each of 
them arive to the age of fourteen years, yet the S d Children & each 
of them untill they arive to the afore S d age of fourteen years, 
Shall be accounted to belong to the Town of Boston, and as Such 
Shall be received into the S d Town againe by the S d . Sel. men and 
their Successors ju the Same place & office. 

Voted. That John Tuckerman is appointed to be the Cow 
keeper for this Town, for the Summer next ensuing. 

And he the S d Cow keeper is to procure Sufficient Assitance, 
So as due care be taken in Looking after & Keeping the Cows 
comitted to his Charge, and he is to take care ab l watering the 
Bulls belonging to the Heard, and to put them up by night, in 
Such place or places as the Select men Shall appoint. And as a 
Reward for the aforesaid Service he the S d Cow keeper is 
impowered to demand and receive of the owner of each of the S d 
Cows the Sume of two Shillings p. head for each cow. 

John Tuckerman is likwise Appointed & impowered to Inspect 
and Prosecute all Such persons as Shall Transgress y e Town order 
or By-Law, relateing to any Horse, Cattell. or Sheep found going 
fit Large on y e comon, or on y e Streets or H. wayes in this Town 
for y e year ensuing, & if need be to impound any Such Horse or 
Cattell So found going at Large, contrary to S d ord r . 

[172.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April y e 5 th . 

Whereas. Constable John Lothrop (who continues dangerously 
111) hath desired Consta James Scolley to Collect the rernaineing 
part of the Rates comitted to him w ch are yet out Standing. 

Voted. That the Select men (agreeable to the Town vote) do 



226 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

approve thereof. And do advise and direct the S d Constable 
Scolley to be Speedy in perfecting the S d Collections & paying in 
the Same to the respective Treasurers. 

Sarah an Indian Woman belonging to Roxbury who came from 
thence into this Town (as She Sayes) Some time in May last, 
Said to be married to a Molatta man in this Town, was by 
order of 3'* Sel. men on y e 4 th cur' warned to depart out of this 
Town. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, April y e 19 th - 

In aswere to the motion & request of Joseph Prout, Liberty is 
granted to him to digg about afoot into y 9 High way at the uper 
end of Wood Lane for the carrying up the Skirt of his wall of a 
well or Cestern w ch he is about to make in his Land next adjoyn- 
ing thereto, provided he forth with make good that part of the H. 
way where he Shall So digg, and not to Streighlen or Lessen the 
S d Lane in its breadth. 

Liberty is granted to James How to digg open the High way 
in Prince Street for y e Laying his Celler draine into the comou 
Shore there, Provided he lay the Same w th Brick or Stone as the 
Law directs, And that he forth with make good that part of the 
S d High way where he Shall So digg. 

William Robinson Cabbinet maker being present Sayes he 
came over from London into this Town w th Cap 1 Beard in Sep- 
ternl/ Last & br' his wife w th him. 

The Sel. men do now warn him to depart. 

[173.] Mesu Joseph Wadsworth, Cap' Habijah Savage, 
Cap' Ju Charnock, M r Sam" Greenwood, & M r John Baker or 
either of them are desired and Impowered to Prosecute the 
Several Ship wrights who have Transgressed the Town order by 
incumbering the High way w th Laying of Timb r there. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the '25 th of April. 

Ordered that warrants be Isued forth to the constables to warn 
the Inhabit 1 * to Meet on Tuesday the 17 th of May next to C'huse 
Representitives to Serve at y e next Gen" Court according to Pre- 
cept. 

And also to choose two Constables in y e room of Mesu" Ezc- 
kiel Cravath, who being chosen to that Office is Since dcceaced 
& M r W m Lowder who is dicharged by y e Justices in Court of 
Gen 11 Sessions of the Peace, And to Advice, agree and conclude 
Ab' any other matters or things w ch may be thought beneficial to 
this Town. 

Ordered That Printed Tickets be prepared & given out as 
is usual, & that the bells be rung. 

Mesu Welsteed, Charnock & Baker are desired to request 
Dr. Mather Sen r to be present at y e Opening of y e S d Meeting. 

April 25 th . At a meeting of His Maj ties Justices within the 
Town of Boston. Being present Elisha Hutchinson Esq r , Pen 
Townsend Esq r ., Jeremiah Dummer Esq r , Edward Bromfield 
Esq r ., Acldingtou Davenport Esq r , Sam". Lynd Esq r , & Sam u 
Checkley Esq r . Together w th the Select men of the S d Town. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 227 

Voted. That M r Daniel Oliver be the Master, and the rest of 
the present overseers of the Poor, be the Wardens of the Work 
house in Boston for this present year. 

[174.] April 26 th . Mesu William Welsted, Cap' Habijah 
Savage, ,8am 11 Greenwood, & John Baker Sel. men. Have 
Granted liberty to M r Jonathan Wardcll, to break up the High 
way at the Entrance of Cambridge & Sudbury Streets for the 
Laying his Cellar draine there, Provided he lay the Same w th Brick 
or Stone as the Law directs, and that he fill up agaiue On halfe of 
the breadth of the Street before he Opens the Other, and that he do 
forth with make good that part of the S d way where he Shall So 
digg. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, April 30 th . 

Voted. That Mesu William Welsteed & Cap* Habijah Savage 
be desired (by the best means they can) to procure from the West- 
ward, two thousand bushels of Indian Corn for the use of this 
Town, at the cheapist rates they can not exceeding two Shill- 
ings & Six pence there. 

At a meeting of the Select men, May 3 d . 

Ordered, that Sarah Lewis of Cambridge, who came from 
thence y e 12 th of April Last be warned to depart this Town & was 
warned y e G th of May. 

William Cutlove a Distillar who arrived here the Last week from 
London. 

Ordered, that he be warned to depart in as much as more of 
that Imploym' is not needfull in this Town. Read to him y e 10 th 
of may in presence of y e Sel. men. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y e 10 th of May. 

Liberty is granted to Thorn 8 Townseud to digg open y* H. way 
in Charter Street & N Street to Lay his Cellar draiue in to y e 
comon Shore there, he laying y* Same w th Brick or Stone & forth 
>v th make good y e way where he diggs. 

[175.] Ordered. That it be here Recorded the Sebasten 
Hodges who came Lately from Barbadose w' Cap' Huutington was 
on y c 3 d Cur' by order of y e Sel. men warned to depart out of this 
Town within 14 dayes ensuing, or unless in the Intrim he give in 
Security to y e Acceptance of y e Sel. men. 

And that Hugh Stone belonging to Andover who w' h his wife 
and two Children came into this Town y e 26 th of April Last was 
like wise on the 4 th of May cur' warned to depart w" 1 his family. 

And the Benj a Fevor year who belongs to Salem and hath been 
in this Town at times for ab' Seven moneth past, was like wise 
on y c 6 th of May cur', warned to depart. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, the 16 th of May. 

Liberty is granted to Major Thomas Fitch to make a Toomb 
for his family in the Old burying place on y e Easterl}' Side Next 
to Docf Cooks Land, & next adjoyuiug to y c Toomb of Isaack 
Addiugton Esq r . Deceaced. 



228 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 



At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 23 th of May. 

Whereas Some difference hath Arisen between Major Thomas 
Fitch and M r Hopestill Foster relateing to the line betwixt their 
Lands lying betwixt King Street and Corn Market in Boston, 
where the S d Major Fitch is now ab' to Erect a Brick building, 
and they haveing now desired the S d Sel men to appoint meet 
persons to State the S d line betwixt their S d Lands. 

Where fore the S d Select men Pursuant to the direction in the 
Law, have Nominated and appointed Mesu Isaiah Tay, Richard 
Draper, Thomas Gushing, Coll Stephen Minot, & Ezekiel Lewis 
attend that Service, and they are desired to make return unto y e 
S d Sel. men of their doings therein. 

[176.] At a meeting of the Sel. men the 30 th of May. 

Voted. That the T. Clerk give a Copie of y e Town vote at 
their Last meeting ab 1 limiting the quantity of Gun Powder, to 
be kept in y e Houses of Such as Sell y e Same by Retayle, unto 
the Representives of this Town, desireing them to move in that 
behalfe. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y* 7 th of June. 

Hannah Bartlet & Mary Bartlet, Single women belonging to 
Newbery being present Say the belong to Newbery & came from 
thence into this Town ab 1 a week past, desire to Sojourn here for 
a moneth or two. The Sel. men do now warn them to depart 
hence to the Town where they belong. 

Voted. That Notice be given to y e Sel. men of Pembrook, 
That whereas William Ridgell jun r w th his wife & Child arc 
ab' to remove to Pembrook the Sel, men of Boston for themselves 
& their Successors do acknowledge them as Inhabit' 8 of Boston 
and will receive them as Such at any time within five years next 
ensuing. 

Orderd. That Warr ts be given out for a Town meeting on y e 
13 th of June cur* at nine of the Clock in the forenoon to Consider 
Ab' paveing at y e South end of the Town & the Enlargem' of y e 
School House in Queen Street, & to Raise money for that Charge 
& for purcaceing two water Engines w ch are Sent for and to con- 
sult & agree ab' any other matters w ch may be tho' beneficial. 

Ordered. That returns be made to the Clerk of y e Q r . Sessions 
y e persons warned to depart. 

[177.] June 14 th . Thomas Ragget who w' h his wife & 4 chil- 
dren came into this Town from G'. Brittaine w th Cap' Porter 
ab' ten dayes Since. And Sam u French w th his wife and two 
Children came in the Same vessell at y e Same time, both of y m 
Joyners were on the 11 th of June cur' by order of y e Sel. men 
warned to depart out of this Town. & now have time given them 
untill y Last of July next. 

James Perry of Scituate who came thence into this Town ab' 1 2 
days Since, was ordered on y e nineth cur' to depart. 

The Sel. men do advise ye T. Treasu r to Suspend his Suit Ag* 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 229 

Sam" Millar, Consta. Coney & Consta. Pemberton untill Oct T 
Court. 

Rich d Hcden being present Sayes he belongs to G' Brittaine & 
came into this Town in Octo' Last, is now warned to depart out of 
this Town. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 21* of June. 

Liberty is granted to M r Thomas Walker to make a Tomb in the 
Old burying place, at the Easterly Side there of between the 
Tombs of Major Thorn 8 Fitch & M r Jon a Wald. 

Humphry Scarlet Butcher being present Sayes he came from 
Engl d w th Cap' Atwood & Arived into this Town' the 29 th of April 
Last he haveing Lodged Ed\v d Stevens' ever Since y e 9 th of May 
last, his now warned to depart out of this Town. 

M r James Sherman beloning to Salem who came from thence 
into This town ab* two moneths Since was on the 18 th of Ma}' 
Last by order of y e Sel. men warned to depart out of this Town. 

[178.] June 27 th . Whereas it is thought convenient to Lodg 
one of the Water Engines at the South end of the Town, and Sam u 
Sewal Esq r haveing Signified his C'onsent that the Town may have 
the liberty of a peice of Land of his abutting on Suuier Street to 
Sett a shead on to House the Same untill he or his Shall See cause 
other wise to improve the S d Land. 

The Sel. men do agree that a Shead be there Erected for the 
houseing the Dock Engine there. 

Voted. That Cap 1 Timothy Clark, Mesu John Marion, Joshua 
Winsor, Gyles Fyfield, John Oliver, John Nicholls & Samuel 
Plummer be further continued as Viewers and Sealers of cord wood 
for y e year ensuing. 

At a meeting of the Select men, July 5 th . 

John Lamsons Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as An 
Inuholder at a Tenem* he hires of Coll Paige at Rumny Marsh is 
allowed by y e Sel. men. 

Mathew Jones, Sarah Tomlin, John Hobbs, Mary Ireland, & 
Nathaniel Emons, their Respective Petitions to Sell Strong drinck 
as Retaylers w r disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

Henry Biidgham & Richard Hancock their respective P3titions to 
Sell Strong drink as Innholders w r disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

At meeting of y e Sel. men, July y e 6 th 

Benj a Dyer* Petition that his Lycence ay be renewed to Sell 
drink as a Retayle at his House to w ch he is removed next to 
his Father Audlings House in Newbery Street allowed by y e Sel. 
men. 

Thorn' Savage is allowed to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder at 
his House Next y e Line of Deffence. 

[179.] Daniel Allen his Petition for the Renewall of his 
Lycence to Sell Strong drink as an lnhold r at the House unto w ch 
he is now removed, be a House he hires of Cap 1 Belcher neer unto 
the House where he formerly dwelt, Allowed by the Sel. men. 



230 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Salmagrave Claxtou, Thomas Jones, Katheriue Everton, Henry 
Dickison, James Addison, Charles Man, John Sunderline, Mary 
Evans, John Jarvise, John Simkins, Benjamen Peck, Rich d White, 
John Ranger, George Allen & Lately Gee, their Respective Peti- 
tions for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as Retaylers are disallowed 
by y e Sel. m. 

Edward Durant, John Smalpeice, James Mountier, Eliz* Clark, 
Thomas Loyd, John Wass, Thorn' Potts & Rowland Dike, their 
respective Petitions for Lycence to sell strong drink as Inholders 
w r disallowe d by y" Sel. m. 

Henry Rolts Petition for Lycence to keep a Comon victualling 
House is disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

Andrew Minot Sayler who w th his wife and two children came 
into this Town from Engl d ab l a m Since was by order of y e Sel. 
me, Warned one 15 th of June last todpart w^his family out of this 
Town. 

Michael Paccanet Seaman who w 111 his wife, & a dau r who hath 
Lost her eye Sight, came from North Carolina into this Town 
nb l a moneth Since, Was by order of the Sel. men Warned on y 6 
16 th of June Last to depart w 111 his family out of this Town. 

John Wentworth of Puncapaug in Dorchester who Sayes he 
came lately from thence into this Town was this day warned to 
depart. 

[ISO.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men, July 12 th . 

Liberty is granted to Edw d Loyd Esq r , Mesu Jonathan Waldo, 
John Dolbear & Ambrose Vincint, to digg open the High from the 
uper end of Wings Lane downwards as far as the Town Dock for 
the Laying a draine or Comon Shear there for the draining the 
Cellars of that Neighbourhood, Provided they attend the directions 
of the Law in Laying the Same, and also that they forthw th make 
good that part of the High way where they Shall So dig. 

Pelatia Whitemore of Kittery who Sayes he came from thence 
into this Town ab l Six moneth Since, w* his wife and three Children 
was on the 23 th of June Last by order of the Select men warned 
to depart out of this Town. 

Elizabeth Cravath for the Renewall of her husband Ezek" Cravath" 
Lycence to her, to Sell Strong drink as a Retayler at her house 
nigh Olivers Dock is approved by y e Sel. men. 

Ruth Everton for the Reuewall of her Late husband William 
Evertons Lycence to her to Sell Str Drink as a Retayler at Her 
House Nigh y e Mill Bridge Approved by y e Sel m. 

A list of persons warned by y e Sel. men to depart out of this 
Town Since y e 17 th Aug 1714 given into y e Clerk of Q r Sessions on 
the 16 th of July 1715. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men y e 19 th of July. 

Benj a Johns 9 Petition to Sel drink as an Inholder disallow d by 
y e Sel. men. 

Eliz a Kelley, John Simkins, Joseph Bramhall, their Petitions to 
Sell as Retaylers disallowed. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 231 

[181.] At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 25 th of July. 

The Respective petitions of John Hobbs, Sarah Tomlin, John 
Jarvis, Susanna Grey, Thomas Jones, & Salraagrave Claxton, to 
Sell drink as Retaylers w r Severally disallowed. 

Henry Wright 8 Petition to Sell drink as an Inholder disallowed. 

William Patten 8 Petition, that Richard Pullens Lycence to Sell 
Strong drink as an Inholder at y e Green Dragon may be renewed 
to him, approved. 

The Justices of the Peace, and Sel. men of the Town of Boston 
being now assembled, being present. 

Coll Pen Townsend Esq r , Jeremiah Dummer Esq r ., Thomas 
Palmer Esq, Paul Dudley Esq, Sam" Lynd Esq, & Coll . Sam u 
Checkley Esq r , Justices of the Peace. 

Together w th Mesu John Marion, Joseph Wadsworth, Will m 
Welsted, Cap'. Habijah Savage, Sana" Greenwood, John Charnock, 
& John Baker. Sel. men. 

Voted. That a ward on the Neck be revived, in like manner as 
was agreed by y e Justices & Select men the 4 th of August 1712, to 
begin the G th of August next and to continue for the Space of eight 
weeks next following. 

Agreed. That the Members of Counceil, Justices of the Peace & 
Sel. men of this Town, by Turns do walk by night to Inspect the 
Orders of y e Town for the Space of Eight weeks ensuing. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 2 d of August. 

Liberty is granted to Sam" Adams to digg open the H. way in 
Cross Street for y 6 Laying his Cellar draine into the comon Shore 
there, Provided he lay the Same w th brick or Stone, and that he 
forth with make good that part of the S d way where he Shall So 
digg. 

[182.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 5 th of August. 

John Minzes his Petition for Lycence to keep a coffee house or 
Victualling House disallowed by y* Sel. men. 

George Allen 8 Petition for Lycence to Sell drink as a Retayler 
or InhokF disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

John Jarvice, Cap' John Suudcrland, John Simkins, Salmagrave 
Claxton, their respective Petitions to Sell Strong drink as Re- 
taylers disallowed by y e Sel. men. 

Henry Wright & John Wass their respective Petitions for 
Lycence to Sell Strong drink as Retaylers disallowed. 

Where as on the 6 th of July Last the Sel. men did object ag' the 
Renewall of Lycences to Thorn 9 Phillips Iuhold r , Thorn 9 Phillips 
Retayler, Mary Willard, Mary Mould Retayler & John Wass, 
retayler, James Sims th Victualler. The S d Sel. men have now 
reconsidered thereof and do withdraw their S d Objections. 

Several persons named in the List Transmitted to y e Sel. men 
by the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Suffolke as Lycenced 
in the }'ear 1714 viz'. 

Thomas Loyd as a Comon Victualler, Sarah Cross as a Re- 
tayler. 

The S d Select men do hereby oject to the renewall of their 



232 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

respective Lycences, Esteeming them as persons unfit to hold and 
Exercis Such imployments, by reason of their not Keeping good 
Rule & order in their houses. 

Mary Morley Widd formerly Mary Mansfield Lycence d y e Last 
year to Sell as an Inhold' at Pools Wharfe her Petition that her S d 
Lycence may be renewed to her by the Name of Morlej*. Allowed 
by y e Sel men. 

Monk her Petition that y e Lycence granted y e Last year 

to her daughf Richardson who is Since marr d to Sell drink as a 
Retayler in \* house formerlj' Woodmansies, may be renewed to 
her, Allowed by y e Sel. men. 

[183.] Henry Bridghams Petition for Lycence to Sell Coffee 
beer Ale and Cyder at a Tenemen' Nigh the Town House next to 
M r Gerrishes now in building, w ch he is ab 4 to Hire of Cap' 
Nath" Oliver. Allowed by y e Sel. men. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 9 th of August. 

Peirsie Tekel is appointed and Impouered to Inspect and 
Prosecute all Such persons as Shall Transgess y e Town order or 
By- Law, Relateing to any Horse Dry Cattell or Sheep, found going 
at Large in the Common, or on the Streets or High wayes in this 
Town, for the Remayning part of this Present year, and if 
need be to Impound any Such Horse dry Cattell or Sheep So found 
going at Large as afore S d . 

Liberty is granted to M r Adina Bulfinch to diggopen the High 
way in Marsh Lane & in Marshells Lane for the repairing his 
Conduit pipes w ch w r formerly Layd from the Conduit nigh the 
Mill Bridg to y* S d Bulfinch' dwelling House Provided that he 
forthw th repaire and make good Such part of the S d High way 
where he Shal So digg. 

Pursuant to the directions in the Law Relating to Free Negros. 

The S d Select men do now order the Free Negros, Malattos &c. 
of this Town, here after named and each of them dilligeutly to 
attend and worke at cleaning or repairing the High wayes, and 
other Services of this Town at Such time and places as the Select 
men or Such person or persons, whom they Shall therto appoint. 
Shall order and direct, for the Space of So many dayes as is here- 
after Sett down against each of their names as an [184.] 
equivalent to Trainings, Watchings &c. viz'. 

daycs. 

Robin Rogo, Alias Keats ...... 6 

Adam Saffin ........ 1 

Mingo Proctor . . . . . . . .4 

Coffee Hutchinson ....... 1 

Papau Dik . . . . . . 6 

Grandy Eliot ........ 6 

Peter Quaquo . .3 

Phillip Hutchinson ....... 5 

Dick Dudley ........ 4 

Tom Rumny marsh ....... 4 

Samson Negro ........ 1 

Exeter Foxcroft .... 6 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 233 

dayei 

Ned Hubbert 3 

Mingo Quinsey 5 

Mingo Walker ........ 4 

Joseph Jalla ........ 6 

Ephraim Hoyser ....... 5 

Boston VVuite 6 

Great John ........ 6 

Sabastin Levensworth ...... 4 

Dick Patience ........ 6 

Miugo Winthrop ....... 6 

Tom Cowel ........ 6 

Toney at Gee* ........ 3 

Jo. Black Nann* husb d ...... 5 

At a meeting of the Select men y* 16 th of August. 

Pursuant to the Town vote the 25 th of March Last impowering 
the Select men to purchace & Lay in a Stock of graine, and y e 
Town Votes the 13 th of June for applying the Appropriated Bills So 
much as is needfull for the pnrchace of Corn or other Provisions. 

Voteded. That the Town Treasu' do pay unto M r W" 1 Welsteed 
& Cap' Habijah Savage out of y* Appropriated Bills, So much 
as they Shall have occasion to draw out for the purchaceing of 
Graiue not exceeding five hundred pounds. 

Aug. 18 th . Messu Joseph Wadsworth, Habijah Savage, Samuel 
Greenwood & Jn Baker Sel. m. have granted liberty to M r Thorn* 
Cushing to digg open the H. way in Water Street, for the lle- 
pairin y e water pipes there Provided he make good y' part of y e !S d 
Way where he Shall So digg. 

[185.] At a meeting of the Selet men the 23 th . of August. 

The Sel. men haveing heard and Considered the Petition of 
Thomas Loyd who had Lycence in the yeare 1714 to Keep a Coition 
Victualling Mouse. 

Praying the Sel. men to withdraw the objection by them given 
in to the Court of Gen" Sessions of the Peace y e 5 th of August 
against the renewall of his Said Lycence. 

Voted, that the S d Select men do withdraw their S d Objection, 
And do consent that his S d Lycence may be Renewed. 

The Price of Wheat for Regulating the Assize of Bread is five 
Shillings and Six pence. 

Thomas Jent is admitt a Watch man & the North in the Room 
of Joseph Heath, & Rob 1 Downing in the Room of Vincint Wil- 
liams & at y e South William Ridgell in the Room of Nath" Pulman 
deceaced. 

Pursuant to a Vote of the Sel. men the 7 th of Sept r Last. 

Voted, that it be left w th Cap* Joseph Wadsworth & Cap' Tim 
Clark to Set men at worke to prolong the pavem' Nigh the line of 
DefT'ence So as to make the two pavem" thereto joyn, and also to 
carry on a pavem' on the South' 7 Side of the gate bo -as they 
Shall think Necessary. 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Upon the Motion and Request of M r Benj a Walker. 

Voted. That Liberty is granted to him the S d Benj* Walker to 
Sink a Well on the South Side of Queen Street next adjoyning to 
his Row of Shops or houseing there and to place a Pump in y e Same to 
Stand as Nigh the S d buildings as may be, the w ch Pump is to lye 
open for y e use of the Inhabitants there, Provided he at all times 
Secure and make good the High way next adjoyning to and ab' 
the S d Well. 

[186.] At a meeting of the Select men, y e 6 th of Sept'. 

Ordered. That the Town Watch men whereof M r Exercice Conant 
is at present the Overseer do each morning for the Space of Six 
moneth ensuing, give Seasonable notice to James Williams Hell 
ringer, to Ring the Bell at five of the clock, in as much as at 
present there is no Town clock, Where by otherwise he might have 
notice. And the S d . Over seer is directed to give order y' y e Same 
be attended. 

Whereas there are three of y e Gent" 1 who w r by y e Town chosen 
to Serve as Scavengers for this year who were not in that office 
when the Others were assigned to their respective Wards. 

The S d Select men do now recommend to their care as followeth 
viz 1 . 

M r Fortune Ruddock for Broughtons Ward 
M r William Down for Mill Bridge Ward 
M r Sam" Plummer for Newbery Ward. 

At a meeting of the Select men 13 th of Sept r . 

Voted. That y e T. Clerk do Isue forth War" for warning a Town 
Meeting on Tuesday y e 20 th Cur 1 at 2 of y* clock in y e after noon ab' 
granting a peice of Land for y e Erecting a New Meeting House 
on, ab' Selling thier peice of Land formerly John Mathews", ab' 
Letting a Strip of Land Nigh Cap' Soutliiaks, ab' Abateing Some 
Rates in Cap' Clarks Lists in 1712 & 13 w ch he Sayes are yet out 
Standing & can not be gotten in, and ab' any other business w ch 
Shall be thougt for y e benefit of y e Town. 

[187.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 26 th of Sept r . 

Ordered. That application be made to the Court of Gen" Sessions 
of the peace, holden for y e County of Suffolke at their first Sitting 
in Octob r next. Signifieing that this Town is in the practice of 
upholding a Select watch, as was agreed upon by the members of 
Councel, Justices and Sel. men of this Town the 29 th . of April in 
y* year 1714. And that the Inhabit" at their meeting in Marsh 
Last did Grant the Suirie of Two hundred & fifty pounds to be 
raised by a Tax for the Support of the S d Watch for one year 
from thence next ensuing. 

Praying the S d Court to direct and order a Rule for apportioning 
and Leveying y e Same as the Law directs, praying also that in 
Stating thereof, the Assessors may be left in a capacity of easing 
the poorer Sort of persons who according to y e former rules 
espcshally y' of the Last year) w r Obliged to pay but a little less 
then those of y e most plentyfull Estates. 



. SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 235 

A 

Ordered, to be here Recorded, That on the 2G lh . of July Last. 

That Elias Brigden belonging to Char'estow who had then w th 
his wife come Lately into this Town. 

And Also Sam" Cutler of y c Same who had then come lately 
into this Town. 

were both by y e Sel. men warned to depart out of this Town. 

[188.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 4 th . of Octob r . 

George Maulle who Lately came from Engl d w th Cap' Bond, and 
Kow in the Service & Imploym' of M r David Stoddard as a Gar- 
dener at Nodles Island. 

The Select men do Allow him y e S d Maulle to Reside & Inhabit 
in-this Town, in case y e S d M r Stoddard do become obliged in One 
hundred pounds to Indempnify y e Town from his being a Charge. 

Walter Brown a Barber being present Sayes he came Lately 
from London & Arived in this Town Ab' Seven weeks Since. 

He is now by y e Sel. men warned to depart out of this Town. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, the 5 th of Ocober. 

The Sel. men pursuant to the grant of y e Town have Now 
Staked outy e Land on Church Green for the Setting a New 
Mettiug House on viz'. 

The westerly Side thereof to Stand thirty feet dist' from the 
land formerly belonging to William King and to run parralel there 
unto. 

The North East corner of the S d building to Stand thirty eight 
foot & nine Inches dstat' Southerly from William Ing' Brick 
House. 

And the South east corner thereof to Stand thirty five foot & 
a halfc dist'. from the North west corner of Benj n . Johns' House. 

Voted. That M r John Smith be desired to repaire the Pump in 
Bock Square. 

[189.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 6 th . of October. 

Klisha Odling jun r his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drink 
as an Inholder at a House hires of M r John Langdon, being the 
Salutation House Nigh Mary' Point. Allowed by the Sel. men & 
to be reconiended to the Sessions as Sutably qualified. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men the 11 th of Octob r . 

Thomas Perks Late of London is admitted to dwell here and 
Also John Shipee & in case M r Tho. Selby & Tho. Phillip be 
bound in 100 11 bond for each of them. 

Elias Brigden of Charlestown is admitted in Case M rs Mary 
Hough & M Abigail Jarvise be bound in 100 11 as Suretyes. 

Voted. That M r Zach 17 Triscot be & hereby is Appointed & 
impowered to prosecute all Such persons who Shall Transgress 
the Orders or By Laws of this Town Relating to Erregular con- 
veying Water from Houses, And that Ab' keeping of Ladders. 

Voted. That M r Jonathan Farnum be appointed & Impowered 
to Oversee and Inform of any Breach of the Laws of this Province 
according to the Directions in the Law (For Reformation of 



236 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Manners). And also to Inspect and Inform of the Breach of 
any of the Peuall orders or By-Laws of this Town. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 18 th of October. 

The Price of Wheat now Stated by the S a Sel. men for Regulat- 
ing the Assize of Bread is five Shill. p. Bushell. 

[19O.] Voted. That Notice be given by M r John Flaggnnto 
M r Caleb Thomas or Such others who are in the occupation of the 
Wind mill on Fort-Hill y l The Select men do require him or them 
forth with to Surrender and deliver to them the Possession of the 
Land and Houseing there, belonging to the Town of Boston and 
of Late improved for the accomodation of y e S d Wind mill, and 
untill the Same be So Surrendered the S d Select men do Set the 
Rent therof at the Rate of four pounds p. annum 

Mary Brock being present Sayes She belongs to Scituate and 
camu from thence into this Town ab l five weeks past, and desires 
to continue in here ab l a quarter of a year in order to Learn a 
Trade. 

The S d Select men do now give her warning to depart out of this 
Town to the place where She belongs. 

Voted. That one of the New Water Engines be Lodged at Some 
convenient place at the North end of this Town. 

And that Cap 1 Charnock be desired to provide a House Su table 
for the Same on the North west Side of the Old N Meeting 
House. 

At a meeting of the Sect men, the 25 th of Octob r . 

Rich d Lock Butcher being present Sayes he came Lately from 
Engl d w lh Cap 1 Bond and Arived in this Town the 13 th of June 
Last. The S d Sel. men do now warn him to depart out of this 
Town. 

Voted. That' Thomas Gyles 8 Lease for y e Ferry be renewed for 
3 year Longer, at y e Same Rent he at his own Charg doing as ye 
Law directs ab' Ferry es. See Nov r 8. 

[191.] Voted. That the Town Clerk in the name of the 
Select men to present a Complaint to Session ag l Rivers Stanhope, 
for Setting up & Keeping School in the Town of Boston for the 
Teaching & Instructing of youth to dance etc. in time past without 
the allowance & Approbation of the Sel. men of the S d Town. 

And in like Manner to make Complaint ag' Edward Enstone for 
Setting up & keepin a School for Teaching Mussick &c. 

A lyst of persons warned by y e Sel. men from the 2G th . Octo r to 
this day was given to y e Clerk of the Peace the 31 th cur'. 

Whereas Richard Honowel hath presented to y e _Sel. men an 
Acco 1 of his disburstments in New makeing a Comon Shore of 
Stone at the requst of Sundry persons of that Neighbourhood, of 
three hundred and fourteen feet in Length, extending from the 
Comon Shore or Maine draiue in North Street, from thence through 
Charter Street as far up as to joyn the Cellar draine of Cap' 
Thomas Chittey, Amounting in the whole to the Sume of 35. 7. 
O d . 

With the Names of the Several persons who receive benefit by 
haveiug their Cellars drained through the Same viz'. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 237 

Thomas Townsend, Jane Chamberln, Joseph Snelling, Sam 1 
White, William Letherbee, Deac. John Barnerd, William Thomas, 
James Smith, Rob 4 Sears, Rich d Fyfield, John Pullen, Silvanus 
Vickers, Eliz a Porter, Susanna Wilkings, Thorn' Chittey. 

[192.] And the S d Rich d Honeywell haveing by his Petition 
desired the S d Selectmen to Examine the S d acco 1 and to Judg and 
award that each of the aforenamed persons or the owners or occu- 
piers of the respective Cellars, do pay unto your Petitioner, their 
respective proportions to the charge of the S d Comon Shore in 
manner as the Law directs. 

The S d Sel. men have now considered y e premises and do ap- 
prove and Allow the S d Rich d Honeywells acco 1 of his disburstments 
as afore said. 

And do judg and award that the Severall persons afore mentioned, 
do pa}' unto y e S d Rich d Honeywell as theif proportions the re- 
spective Sumes as is hereafter Sett down ag' each of their names 
viz. 

Thomas Townsend 

Jane Chamberline . . . . 
Joseph Snelling . . 

Sam 11 White . - 

William Letherby ..... 

Deac. John Barnerd . . 

William Thomas ...... 

James Smith ...... 

Robert Sears . . . . . . 

Rich d Fyfield . . . . . . 

John Pullen ....... 

Silvanus Vicars ... 
Eliz a Porter . . . . 

Susanna Wilkins 

Thomas Chittey ...... 

35. 7 

[193.] At a meeting of the Select men, Octo r 81. 

Edward Watts his Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as 
an Inholder at his House at Winesimet. Allowed by y e Sel. men 
and accordingly recomended. 

Mercy Abbot wife of John Abbot being present Sayes y* her 
husband is gone to Enland ab' an Estate befaln him there, and that 
She hath dwelt at Pembrook for a year & halfe Last past, and 
came from thence into this Town ab' 14 days Since. 

The Select men do now warn her to depart out of this Town to 
the place whereto She belongs. 

Ordered. That M r Jn Flagg do give notice to M r Emms 

Stone Cutter, that y e Sel. m. do require him forth with to remove 
& carry away the Stones where with he hath Incumbr d y e H. way 
in Corn hill. 

% At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 8 th of Nov r . 




238 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Ordered, to be Recorded. That Benjamen Dalstone of G* 
Brittaine who Sayes he dwelt at Maryland ab' a quarter of a year, 
and came from thence to Dorchist r in N. E. the 17 th of Sepf Last, 
and from thence to Boston the 20 th of Octob r . 

By order of the Sel. men he was on y e l rt of Nov r Cur 1 warned 
to depart out of this Town. 

The Sel men haveing reconsidered their Vot y e 25 th Octo r Last. 
Voted. That Thorn' Gyles' Lease of y e ferry at the Same rent as 
formerl}* be renewed for Seven years. 

[194.] At a Meeting of the Sel. men, Nov 1 . 15 th . 

Phillip Gardener, Perewig maker, Jorney man to D r Nazaro, 
being present Sayes that he dwelt Last at New York & came from 
thence into this Town by Land ab' nine weeks Since, is now by } e 
Sel. m warned to depart out of this Town. 

Benj a Roumage Tayler being present Sayes he came from Eng- 
land into this Town w th Cap 1 Thomas ab' Six moneths Since, & y l 
He Hires a Chamber of Wilks in D r Cooks Rents in Corn- 
hill. 

he is now by y* Sel. men warned to depart from this Town. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Nov r 22 th . 

Ordered to be here Recorded viz'. 

That in the moneth of June Last past. The Sel. m being 
Enformed That Evan Davise (a Seman belonging to the Ship 
Mercury, Samuel Brisco Master) being brought in Sick and put on 
Shore here & Liable to become a charge to this Town. The S d 
Select men did then order & requir the S d Master, & Cap 1 Gilbert 
Bant (unto whom the S d Ship was consigned) they or either of 
them to take the care of the S d Evan Davise and provide for him 
both Medicine & Subsistance and Save y e S d Town from that Charge 
as in Law and equity they are obliged. 

On the 22 th cur 1 James Thompson of y e lsl d of Jamaca who Sayes 
he came thence into this Town in June Last past, and follow 
carying of books- into y e country to Sell was by order of y e Sel. 
men warned to depart out of this Town. 

[195.] Liberty is granted to M" Mary Wilson to digg open 
the H. way in Lyn Street for the Laying her Cellar draine into the 
Comon Shore there, Provided She Lay the Same w th Brick or Stone 
to the Satisfactio of the Select men, and that She forth with make 
good Such part of y e S d H. way where She Shall So digg. 

Dorothy Acland being present Sayes y' She belongs to Dover in 
Piscatiqua, and that She came from thence into this Town in y e m 
of Sept r Last, and that She is entertained at y e House of M r William 
Randoll Jappaner in Queen Street. 

She is now by y e Sel. men warned to depart out of this Town. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. men, the 3 d Dec r . 

Voted. That y* Town Clerk Isue forth Warrants to Warn y* 
Inhabit" qulified to Assemble in a Town meeting y e 7 th . of Dec 1 
cur' at nine of the clock in y* fore noon, to chusc one Hcpre- 
sentitive in y* room of Coll". Wiuthrop. And also to Direct &, 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 239 

Tpow r meet persons to dispose of y" Townes Graine at Such tfcne 
as Shall be thought convenient. 

and to consult & agree ab' any other thing ueedfull for y e Town. 
y e bells to be Rung. 

At a meeting of y e Sel. m the 7 th of Dec r . 

Voted. That according to y* Town Vote war* be Isued out for a 
Town Meeting the 12 th curr'. Then to know y e Towns mind wheth r 
they are for a Publick or Private Bank. 

[196.] At a meeting of the Select men y e 14 th Dec r . 

Voted. That it be reconlended to y* Representitives of this 
Town to Endevour to procure An Act to prevent Stage playes c. 
w ! 1 may have a Tendancy to corrupt youth &c. and that y e Town 
clerk give the Same in writing. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y e 26 th Dec r . 

Ordered. That M r William Griggs do Expose the Graine under 
his care to Sale, viz 1 Indian Corn at Three Shill. Re}- at four Shill- 
ings & Wheat at five Shillings p. bushel, on Mondayes, Wedns- 
dayes & Frydayes, and that he imploy the Over to give Publick 
notice therof. 

At a Meeting of the Select men y e 24 th of Jan 17 . 

The S d Select men do approve of M r Cooksons negro man 
named Tobie to be Imployed under him y e S d Cookson for y e 
Sweeping of Chimnycs in this Town. 

Mesu" Richard Proctor & John Cookson being present together w th 
the Select men, have agreed that the S d . M r Cooksons care for the 
Sweeping of Chimnyes be limitted to the Bounds of the four North 
Millitary Companyes as they are now bounded. 

Wheras M r James Pecker hath presented to the Selct men an 
Acco' of his disburstments in New makeiug a comon Shore or 
draine of Stone of Ninety-five feet in .Length, Extending from the 
Comon Shore in Prince Street, to the Enteranceof the Said Peckers 
cellar draine in Salem Street, amounting [197,] in the whole 
to the Sume of 9. 10. 0. with the names of the Several persons 
who receive benefit by haveing their Cellars drained through the 
Same viz'. 

Thomas Bnrner Jun r , James Pecker, Dorcas Peggee, Nath" 
Henchman, Daniel Berry, Nath u Aires, & John Ruck. 

And the S d James Pecker haveing by his Petition desired the S d 
Select men to Examine the S d Acco' and to Judg and Award that 
each of the afore named persons do pay unto him the S d James 
Pecker their respective proportions to the Charge of the S d Cofnon 
Shore or main draine in manner and proportion as the Lawdirect*. 

The S d Sel. men have now considered thereof & do approve & 
allow the S d James Peckers acco' as afore S d . 

And do judg that y e Several persons do pay unto y e S d James 
Pecker as their proportions thereof the respective Sunics here after 
Sett down ag 1 each of their names as followeth viz'. 



240 CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 

Thorn" Barnerd jun r . 1/7 of 80 foot . . . 1. 3. 

Dorcas Peggee 1/6 of 8. 7. . . . . 1. 7. 10 

Nath" Henchman 1/6 of ditto . . . . 1. 7. 10 

Daniel Berry 1/6 of ditto 1. 7. 10 

Nath" Aires 1/6 of ditto 1. 7. 10 

John Ruck 1/6 of ditto 1. 7. 10 

James Pecker 1/6 of ditto 1. 7. 10 



9. 10 

At a meeting of y e Sel. in, Jan 17 30 th . 

Ordered. That L. Cursus Mathamaticns be del d to M r Miles it 
appearing y' y e 8 d booke belongs to y* Church Liberary. 

A List of persons warned by y e Sel. men Since y e 26 th Octo r . 
Last is given into y e Clerk of y e Peace. 

M r Benj" Bronsdons Petition to build w th Timb r disallowed. 

[198.] At a meeting of his Maj tie * Justices of the Peace, 
within the Town of Boston. And the Selectmen and Overseers 
of the Poor for the S d Town y e 1" of Feb 17 . 

Voted. That there be a division made of this Town into eight 
distinct Wards, in order to their inspecting each respective Ward. 

Voted. That it be left w th the Select men to make Such division 
Sutable to that occasion. 

Voted an Adjournment of this Meeting to Wednesday the 8 th 
of Feb 17 next at five of the Clock in the afternoon. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y e 7 th of Feb r . 

Whereas the Select men did on the 7 th of Sept r Anno 14, Lett 
unto William Custin, & James Gelchrist a Celler under N Easterly 
corner of the Town-House at Nine pounds p. annum to be pd. 
Quarterly and the S d Custin & Gelcrist haveing signif their agreem' 
to Part. The Sel. men do agree that the S d James Gilcrst be 
continued as Tennant there he paying the rent now behind as what 
Shall become due for the future, and that the S d William Custin 
be dismist. 

The Select men have now Lett to M r John Greenough that the 
Townes wharf e lately built at the North end of North Street, and 
the S d Greeno agrees to pay as the rent thereof five pounds p. 
annum, comenceing the Rent from the first day of Nov r Last. 

[199.] At a meeting of His Maj tic8 Justices of y e Pence within 
the Town of Boston, and the Select men and Overseers of the Poor 
of the Said Town the 8 th day of Fein-nary. 

Pursuant to their Resolve at y e Last meeting on the first day of 
Feb 17 cur*. The Select men haveing Projected a distribution of 
this Town into distinct wards, the w ch being now read, is as foi- 
loweth viz*. 

North-ward 

N 1. Bounded Northerly by Charles River, and South by the 
North Sides of Fleet-Street & Bennet Street. 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS, 1715. 241 

2. Fleet-ward 

Bounded Northerly by the South Side of Fleet Street 
aud Bennet-Street, and Southerly by Wood & Beer 
Lanes. 

3. Bridge-ward 

Bounded Northerly by Wood & Beer Lanes and South- 
erly by the Mill Creek. 

4. Creek- Ward. 

Bounded Northerly by the Mil-Creek, and Sotherly by 
the North Side of Wings Lane, from the uper end 
there of, the North Side of Hanover Street, to the Orange 
Tree, and the North East Side of Cambridge Street. 

[2OO.J N 5. Kings- Ward 

Bounded Northerly by the South Side of Wings-Lane 
from the uper end there of the South Side of Hannover 
Street, and the South westerly SMe of Cambridge Street, 
and Southerly byy e north Side of Kiug& Queens Streets 
to the South ward of the writeing School House, M r 
Cottons House the Southermost House. 

6. Change- ward 

Bounded Northerly by the South Sides of Kings and 
Queens Streets, and Southerly by the North Side of 
Milk-street, thence the West Side of Malbrough Street 
as far as Rawsons Lane, the North Side thereof, and 
the north Side of the Coinon. 

7. Pond- Ward 

Bounded Northerly by the South Side of Milk Street, 
thence the East Side of Malbrough Street as far as 
Rawsons Lane, the South Side thereof, Southed}' by the 
North Side of West & Pond Stieets, blind Lane, and 
thence the North Side of Summer Street. 

8. South- Ward 

Bounded Northerly by the South Side of Summer Street 
as far down as Church Green, the South Side of Blind 
Lane, of Pond & West Streets And Southerly by the 
Townes Southern bounds. 

Voted an agreement to the aforementioned Promotion. 
[2OI.] For the maintaining of Good Rulf and order. 
The S d Justices, Sel. men and overseers of the Poor, have now 
agreed to vissit Such and So many, of the familyes withing the 
respective wards as they Shall think needfull, and to repeat their 
vissits at discrection, begining their first Vissit on Tuesday the 14 th 
of Febr y cur', viz'. 

In N 1. North-Ward 

Adam Wiuthrop } 
Edw d Hutchinson ) 
M r John Baker Sel. m. 
Cap' Ed. Marty n O. P. 
James Smith Mario 1 Consta. 



242 GITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 



In N 2. Fleet- Ward 

John Clarke ) 
Sam u Checkley j 
M r Sam 11 Greenwood Sel. m. 
Cap 4 . Tho' Smith O. P. 
John Sunderland, Consta. 

In No 3. Bridge- Ward. 

Edw* Loyd j E 
William Harris j 
Cap' Hab. Savage. Sel. r 
M r James Gooch 3 . P. 
Consta Noah Chapney 

In No 4. Creek Ward 

Sam u Lynde > 

W m Hutchinson j * 

M r Joseph Wadsworth Sel. Hi, 

Consta. John Dixwell 

In No 5. Kings- Ward 

Oliver Noyes ^ 
David Jefferyes V Esq 
Anth Stoddard J 
M r John Charnock Sel. m. 
M r John Legg, O. P. 
Consta James Smith jun r 

In No 6. Change-Ward 

Elisha Cook ~) 

Capt Sam" Keeling Esq 
Grove Hirst ) 

Cap 4 Edw d Winslow 
M r W m Welsteed 
Consta James Scolley 

[2O3.] In No 7. Pond- Ward. 
Thorn' Palmer 
Thorn' Newton 
M r Dajiiel Oliver O. P. 
Consta Zach ry Thayer. 

In No 8. South- Ward 

Sam u Sewal ~\ 
Pen Townsend > Esq 
Edw d Bromfeeld ) 
M r John Marion Sel. m 
Cap 4 Tim Clark. O. P. 
Consta Caleb Edey. 

At a meeting of the Sel men the 14 th of Feb 17 . 

Liberty is Granted to James Wright of Boston Barber to Jett 
his Shop windows at his House w ch he hires of M r Robinson in Ann 
Street, not exceeding twelve inches into the Street, and So to con- 
tinue during the Townes pleasure. 



SELECTMAN'S RECORDS, 1715. 243 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y" 21 (h Feb 17 . 

M r John Sale haveing Occupied a Cellar under the Town House 
(Late in the Tenure of M r John Ruck) from the 22 th of may to y 8 
7 th of Octob r Last past for w ch he now agrees to pay into y e Town 
Treasury 5.5.0. 

The Sel. men do now Lett to M r Jon* Williams the afore S d 
Cellar from the 7 th of October Last at 14 U p. annum & ys S d 
Williams being present doth agree thereto. 

Memorandum there is owing from M r Jn Greenough. Rent of 
y e Slip at North Street from 1* March 1711-12, to y e l"Nov r . 1715 
according to agreem' entered the 29 th . Nov r 1708, is 2 year 9 mo at 
30/ 



[2O3.] At a meeting of the Select men, the 27 th . of 
Ordered. That the Town Clerk do Issue for warr" for warning 
the Inhabit*' to Assemble in a Publick Town Meeting at the Town- 
House on Monday the 12 th of March next at nine of the clock in the 
fore noon, then and there to choose Select men and other Town 
Officers to Serve for the year Ensuing, & to Grant money to defray 
necessary charges, and to agree ab* any other matter or tiling w ch 
Shall be thought needfull for the benefit of the Town. And that 
y e R d Dr. Cotton Mather be desired there to begin vf^ prayer at the 
Opening of S d Meeting. 

March 17 th . Cap' Habijah Savage, Mesu" WilI tn .Welsteed, John 
Charnock & John Baker being the Majority of the Sel. men of 
Boston have Granted to M r . Jer Allen the Liberty of digging open 
the H. way from the S d M r Aliens Cellar (now makeing) nigh M r 
Colmans Meeting House from thence as far as Wings Lane for the 
Laying his cellar draine into the Coulon Shore there, Provided he 
Lay y e S d draine w* brick or Stone as the Law directs, and also 
that he forth*" 1 make good Such part of the S d H. way where he 
Shall So digg. 



[End of the Second Book of Selectmens' Records. w. H. w.] 



INDEX. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



Abbreviations: A, house; I, land; to. A., warehouse. 



Adkison's lane, 17. 
Adkinson's, alia* Long lane, 93. 

dock, 63. 
Alme* or Workhouse, 77, 85, 109, 110, 118, 

184. 
fence and building, 

20, 27. 
pump, 25. 

(See also, Work- 
house.) 

Ammunition. (See Powder.) 
Andover, 227. 
Ann (Anne) street, 110, 125, 128, 160, 166, 167, 

171, 179, 182, 184, 211. 
repairs, 174. 
paving, 81, 190, 211. 
conduit, repairs, 143, 161, 

217. 

waste water, 175. 
projection into, 242. 
bridge over. (See 

Bridget.) 
Annapalis, 222. 

Annapolis Royal, 120, 121, 128, 217. 
Assembly or Court, General, 22, 31, 83, 90, 

108, 111,206,218. 
address to, 101, 149, 151, 
165, 180, 186, 194, 207, 
217, 228, 239. 
Attleburough, 120. 

Back street, 105. 

old water course in, 87. 
drain, 203. 

Bank, public or private, proposed, 239. 
Barbadose, 38, 50, 227. 
Battery, North, repairs, 58. 

damage at, 94. 
land at, let, 98. 
wharf and dock at, 161. 
(See also Merry's Point.) 
South, 9, 26, 31, 98. 

watchman at, 99, 118, 148, 

183. 

(See also Sconce.) 

Battery alley, proposed widening, 175. 
Battree ward, 192. 
Beacon, the, 91. 

street, 82, 109, 140. 
Beer lane, 241. 
Bells, ringing of, 148, 174, 181, 194, 197, 216, 

234. 

tolling of, 29, 30, 129. 
Bendall's cove, 40. 

(See also Dock.) 
Bennet (Benet) street, 202, 208, 240, 241. 

sewer, 165, 215. 
Beverly, 221. 
Rilrica (Billericat), 72. 
Bill of costs from Mrs. Whetcombe, 14. 
Bills allowed, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 

22,23,24,25,27,28,29,57. 
records of drafts for, 27. 
Bills of credit, 16, 21. 

to promote raising of, 5. 
not to be taken, 31. 
loaned, 141. 
appropriated, 148. 



Births, record of, 3. 

deaths and marriages, records, 95. 
Black Horse lane (so called), 30. 
Blind lane, 241. 

Blue mil lands. (See Lands.) 
Boston marsh. (See Lands.) 
Bounds. (See Perambulations.) 
Bowling green, 28. 

Brantree (Brantry), 13, 28, 30, 36, 37, 39, 43, 
47, 64, 78, 80, 84, 85, 
97, 101, 10, 123, 131, 
181. 

Brattle street, 153, 155, 156, 163. 
Bread, assize of. (See Wheat.) 
Brew house, 122, 220. 
Bricks, viewers of, 160. 

moulds, sealing of, 164. 
Brick-kilu, dangerous, 93. 

and lime, liberty to burn, 17, 42. 
Bridgewater, 25, 166. 
Bridge, the county, near Maiden, 209. 
on highway to Lyn, 28. 
at Rumney Marsh, 107. 
nigh Oliver's dock, 34, 87. 
by Oliver's brew house in Water 

street, 122. 

over creek in Mackrill lane, pre- 
sentment of, 94. 
to erect, 105 ; securing of, 110. 
over creek in Ann street, 110, 174, 

190, 211. 
dangerous, 124, 125; to be made 

fast, 123. 

repairs, 160; width, 167. 
draw, 39, 142; presentment, 155. 
mill, 47, 54, 110, 128, 130, 143, 160, 
164, 175, 189, 197, 230, 232; sub- 
scriptions for widening, 137. 
over Mill Creek, complaint, vs., 40. 
at lower street, to make safe, 44. 
nigh Sam'll Wentworth's house, 
45; to be secured 65; new, 
width, 76, 77. 
swinging, 84. 
Ward (No. 3), 242. 

bounds, 241. 
Bristol!, 57. 
Brook, next to Braintree, 78, 101. 

near Maiden line, 209. 
Brooklyn (Brookline, formerly Muddy 

River), money to be paid to, 157. 
Broughton Ward, 192, 234. 
Building*, wooden, permits to build. 

Joshua Hewes, jr., 3. 
Wm. Burroughs, 3. 
Capt. John Wing, 5. 
John Beard, 7. 
Eneas Salter, 8. 
Christopher Sanders, 20. 
Joshua Winsor, still- 

house, 20. 

William Brown, still- 
house, 24. 

Robert Qibbs, still- 
house, 27. 
timber, built contrary to law, 99, 

182. 
to prosecute for, 192. 



250 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 



Fires, water engine, repairs, 25, 41. 

company organized, 29, 

63, 154. 
service of, 86. 
to procure from Eng- 
land, 41. 
two new, equipments 

for, 56. 

house, location, 59. 
placed in charge of fire 

wards, 217. 
new, procured 219. 
two, payment, for, 228. 
houses, locations, 229, 

236. 

Fire wards, appointed, 155. 
Fish street, 96, 113, 146, 160, 175,211,214,219. 
drain in, 190. 
paving in, 142, 183. 
widened, 224. 
Flats. (See Lands). 
Fleet street, 95, 159, 240, 241. 

common sewer In, 207. 
encroachment, 95. 
paving in, 96, 183. 
Fleet Ward ( Ward 2) , 242. 

bounds, 241. 
Fort Hill, 27. 

houses on, 3, 23, 105, 219. 
let 23, 91,174. 
rooms in, let, 186, 193, 

198, 205, 210. 
to be used as hospital, 

145. 

isnd at, let for windmill, 174. 
land and houses at to be surren- 
dered to town, 236. 
Fortifications, 51, 98. 

on the neck, 83, 80, 141, 143, 
148, 170, 179, 183, 198, 229, 
233. 

new, 76. 

at Merry's Point, old, 67. 
new, 67. 

French prisoners, restraint of, 42. 
French Protestants. (See Meeting IToutes.') 
Funerals, tolling of bells for, 29, 30, 62. 

Gallop's point, 40. 

Gallows, at the Neck, 34. 

Garden court, 159. 

George Tavern, 65. 

Globes, town's, to be returned, 14. 

Governor, 29, 31, 42, 54, 55, 64, 89, 96, 141, 

157, 188,196. 

and Council, 34, 61, 90, 94, 106, 
122,143,194,217,221. 

representatives de- 
sired to meet 
with, 89. 

(See also Council.) 
Governor's spring, cistern at, repairs, 26. 

pump at, 26. 

Grain, petition for law concerning measure- 
ment of, 15. (See also Provision*.) 
Granary, the, near the Common, 19. 

rent and services at, 224. 
Graves, fees for digging, 3, 4, 107. 

digaer, at N'orth Burial Ground, 198. 

(See Burin lit.) 

Great Brittaine, 188, 222, 228, 229, 238. 
Green Dragon, the, 49, 66, 75, 212, 217, 231. 
Greenlief Enoch, petition for judgment vs., 

124. 

Greenough's alley, claim to, 74. 
Guns, mounting of, 159. (See also Field 
Carriaffet.) 

Hanover (Hannover) street, 150, 171,182,241. 
paving, 90, 107, 113,114, 

115, 129. 144. 
conduit, 90, 16T. 
width, 102, widened, 

109, 126. 



Hanover (Hannover) street, shade tree*, 176. 

sewer, 204. 
Hartford, 8. 

Haverill, Havrill (Haverhill), 41, 90. 
Hemp, to promote raising, 5. 
Hill, the 92. 

before Capt. Dyer's, 72. 

in Treamount street, 134, 135. 
Hingham, 70. 

Horse pond on the Neck, 224. 
Houses. (See Landu.) 
Hucksters, regulation of, 164, 193, 207. 
Hudson's Poiut, 8i, 149. 
Hull street, fence on, 200. 

Tmpost office, 60, 182. 

Incorporation of town and its nffairs, pro- 
posals for, 83; committee to meet 84. 
Indian corn. (See Provisions.) 
Inhabitants admitted, 1, 2, 8, 10, 25, 26, 78, 

118, 139, 140. 
conditionally, 131, 208, 
217, 2-20, 221, 222, 
223, 235. 

admission of, proposed act, 120. 
new list to be taken 7 ; allowance 
for 10. 

Inmates warned out, 8, 9, 13, 16, 23, 25, 28, 31, 
33, 35, 37, 38, 41, 42, 
46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 
64, 57, 58, 69, 61, 63, 
64, 6, 72, 76, 7*, 80, 
90,91,99, 100, 101,107, 
110, 117, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 124, 126, 128, 120, 
135, 140, 141, 154, 156, 
165, 166, 169, 173, 177, 
184, 186, 187, 190, 192, 
197, 198, 205, 208, 215, 
216, 221, 222,224,226, 
227, 228, 2-29, 230, 235, 
236, 237, 238. 
proceedings against, 26, 
29, 58, 59, 67, 68, 70, 
78,81,84,100,101,130, 
134, 185, 186, 190, 209, 
214. 

not to publish, 8. 
list filed, 228, 230, 236, 

240. 
from abroad by vessels, to ascertain, 

60. 

to appear before selectmen, 137. 
not admitted, proceedings against, 

182. 

to find security, 214. 
by-law against strangers, to post, 

Intemperance, immorality, profanity, etc., 

law, informer against breach of, 161. 
Ireland, 220. 

Jamaca (Jamaica), 107, 221. 

island of, 238. 

Jersle (Jersey), East, 7. 

Johnson galley (vessel), 99. 

Jurors, 58, 59. 

Jury, grand, 39, 31, 182. 

Justices of the Peace, 18,20, 44, 50, 58. 59, 67, 
68, 70, 71, 77, 78, 84, 98, 99, 104, 107, 113, 
116, 125, 130, 134, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156, 
158,161, 162, 163,169, 171, 172, 177,185, 
186, 190, 191, 192, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 
212, 214, 221, 226, 231, 234, 240, 241. 

King street, 98, 100, 104, 105, 106, 141, 143, 

149, 156, 157, 166, 189, 201,206, 

213,228,241. 
encroachments, 100, 123, 124, 150, 

159. 
common sower, 107, 110, 111, 

117, accepted; 124. 
ornamental direction for (sign 7 ), 

ISt. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



251 



Clng street, line, 158 ; at town house, 163. 

extended and laid out to low 

water mark, 130. 
waste water at lower end, 134. 
flats belonging to, 135, 167, 

168. 

circular line at foot of, 117, 135, 
158, 188. 

agreement relative to, 

154. 

projections Into, 173, 175, 200. 
pavement, 188. 
jfings Ward (No. 5), 242. 
bounds, 241. 
Kittery, 47, 230. 

Ladders, to enforce town order, 186. 

(See also Fire.) 

Lamb, sign of the, near Maiden line, 209. 
Lamb's dam, in the Neck, 81. 

(See also Dams.) 
Lauds, rents and dues, list to be made, 

182. 
town's, quit rent for, 6. 

lower end of Common, en- 
croached, 9. 
let to Henry Hill, 11. 
laid out to Benja. Emons, 4. 
& flats near Deacon Allen, let, 

10. 
formerly let to Richard Cook, 

dec'd, 32. 
In Cornhill, 86. 
in South street, 87. 
at North Battery, let, 98. 
at slip at Wood lane, 103. 
In Peirse's alley, 105. 
nigh the Mill bridge, en- 
croached, 130. 
nigh the town house, let, 

134. 

In Treamount street, 135. 
on Fort Hill, let, 174, to be 

surrendered to town, 236. 
formerly John Mathews, con- 
cerning letting of, 234. 
nigh Capt. Southiak's, con- 

cerning letting of, 234. 
at Merry's Point, let, 67. 
belonging to Burying place, 

bounds and let, 78, 79. 
near the Alms house, 109; 

encroached, 85. 
next the Watering place 
(Wheeler's pond), 78, 79, 

80. 

on the Neck, improvement, 
63; let, 67. 

to be sold, 133, 145. 
near Roxbury gate, let, 32, 
33, to stake out & fence in, 
46. 
beyond the salt pond (Neck), 

and bull pasture, lot 65. 
for new meeting house 
(Church Green), 234 ; staked 
out 235. 

General Court's prant of 1000 
acres to free school, to pro- 
cure copy, 14 ; on north side 
Merimcck river, to ascertain 
location, 208. 

at Muddy River, 132, to be 
sold; 133; produce of, 150, 
157. 

Muddy Iliver marsh, 65. 
Boston marsh, 80. 
Roxbury marsh, 81. 
flats, southerly end of town, 

38. 

by the Neck, 80. 
foot of King street, 130, 

135, 167, 168. 
grant of, 106. 



Lands, town's, flats, foot of South street, 

160. 

before tho town and 
plan of, settlement 
asked for, 151. 
at Blue Hills, Brantree (Mt. 
Wolliston), 28; to assert 
town's interest in!3; granted 
to town for schools and to 
the Cannoneer, 30, 31 ; to se- 
cure, 31 ; settlement of con- 
troversies, concerning, 36, 
37 ; improvement, 39 ; propo- 
sal to lease portion, 43; let, 
46, 47 ; to settle contests con- 
cerning, 64, 65. 
abatement of rent, 76; Scruf- 

fln's meadow, 78. 
Improvement of, 80 ; disposi- 
tion, 84; to let, 85. 
lines and bounds, to run, 97, 

101. 

plan 101 ; to be sold, 128. 
money from, disposition, 

106. 
concerning sale, 106; sold, 

131. 

money received for, let, 135. 
proposed loan, 178; let, 181. 
investment of, 194, 214, 219. 
Towns (houses,) formerly John 
Matbews, to secure title to, 
7 ; let, 37. 

where Cheever dwelt, agree- 
ment to erect new, 11. 
formerly occupied by Mrs. 

Whetcomb, let, 15. 
possession taken 8 ; to vacate. 

32. 

formerly occupied by Ed- 
mund Ranger, 33, 36. 
near Mrs. Whetcomb, 58. 
in Beacon street. 109, 110, 123, 
140; occupied by Seth 
Smith, given up 81; let, 

82. 
occupied by Nath'l Williams, 

224. 

on Fort Hill, 3, 23, 91, 105, 
145, 174, 186, 193, 198, 206, 
210, 236. 

Improvement of, 219. 
Lands or buildings. Owners 

Adams, Samuel, h., 231. 
Addington, Mr., 1., 158. 
Isaac, h., 35. 
Adkins, Thomas, h., 84. 
Adkinson, Mrs., 1., 129. 
Alfords, Capt., 1., 81. 
Allen, Deacon (dec'd), h., 10. 
Rev., James, bakeshop, 

19. 

Jeremiah, 1., 133, h., 243, 
Jonathan, h., 150. 
Joseph, 1., 42. 
Aires, Nathaniel, h., 240. 
Alden, John, h., 22. 

John, jr., h., 10. 
William, 1., 132. 
Antram, Win., h., 81, 98. 
Apthorp, Mr., h., 117, 
Armitage, Mrs., 1., 133. 
Arnalt, Mrs. H., 137. 
Atwood, John, h., 136. 
Oliver, h., 113. 
Audlings, h., 229. 

Baxter, Nicholas (formerly),!., 

42. 

Battles, Thomas, 1., 79. 
Bartles, Edward, h. and 1., 85. 
Baley, Samuel, h., 68. 
Ballontine, Capt., h., 181. 
Ballemine, Col., h., 218. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 



Lands or buildings. Owners. Continued. 
Balston, Mr., 1. 133. 

Jonathan, (dec'd), h., 

62, 1., 133. 
John, h., 26. 
Bant, Gilbert, h., 68. 
Baker, Leah, h., 14. 
Bannister, Thomas, h., 165, 180, 

216, 217. 

Barrell, Cnpt., 1., 158. 
Barton, John, h., 175. 
James, h., 44. 
Bamerd.Dea. John, h., 136, 214, 

219, 220, 237. 
Thomas, jr., h., 187, 240. 
Barbour, Peter, h., 68. 
Belcher, Capt., h., 229. 

Andrew, w. h., 10. 
Belknap, Mr., h., 134, 135. 
Bernard, James, 1. and w. h., 82. 
Bennet, Mr., 1., 67. 
Berry, Daniel, h. 240. 
James, h., 136. 
Bill, Richard, h., 136. 

Samuel, shop, 200, 223. 
Billing, Joseph, h., 150. 
Blague, Capt. Newcomb, h., 173. 
Borland, John, 1., 17. 
Bourland, John, h., 182. 
Bordman, William, h., 76. 
Boon, Mr., h., 118. 
Boyce, Samuel, 1..202, 208. 
Boylston, Zabdiel, shop, 153; h., 

162, 170, 185. 
Brattle, Thomas,!., 153, 155, 156; 

h., 151, 152. 
Bream, Benj., h., 136. 
Brentnall, John, h., 166. 
Bridge, Samuel, 1., 82. 
Bridgbam, Joseph, h., 68. 

Brown, , of Roxbury, 1., 80. 

William, h., 136. 
Broughton, Mr., w. h., 30. 
Bucanan, John, h., 74, 124, 146. 

147. 

Buckmaster, Joseph, h., 19. 
Bulfinch, Adina, h., 232. 
Bull, Mary, widow, h., 189. 
Bunnell, Samuel, jr., h., 125. 
Burnell, Samuel, h., 136, 168. 
Butler, Mr., 1., 158. 

Peter, b'ld'g, 173. 

Buttolph, , barn, 133. 

Burrington, Lydia (formerly 
of), h., 142. 

Cabbot, George, 1., 205, 206. 
Calef, Robert, jr., h, 68. 
Calefe, Robert, 1., 145. 
Callender, Ellas, h., 87. 
Campbell (Camball) John, h., 

163,189. 

Carter, Ralph (dec'd), h., 39. 
Carworthy, Francis, widow, 1., 
56. 

Chaffins, , h., 85. 

Chandler, Mary, h., 187. 
Chancey, Mr. (occupied by), h. 

and 1., 63. 
Chamberline, Jane, h., 237. 

Thomas, h.,79, 204. 
Charnock, John, h., 136. 
Checkley, Madam, h., 197. 
Cheever, Ezekiel, h., 8, 11, 79. 

Thomas, h., 85. 
Chittey, Thomas, h., 237. 
Clark, Madam, 1., 117. 
John.h., 184. 
Jonas, h., 165. 
Thomas, 1., 183. 
Capt. Timothy, 1., 109; h., 

151, 153. 
Samuel, h., 200. 
William, h., 195. 



Lands or buildings. Owners. Continued. 
Clinch (Clench), Susannah (oc- 
cupied by), h., 124,147. 
Cobbet, goodman (formerly), h., 

123. 
Cock, Nicholas, b., 140, 146, 147. 

Robert, h., 143. 
Cole, Martha, h., 196. 

William (dec'd), h., 138, 

147. 

Coleman, John, et al., w. h., 84. 
Condey, Jeremiah, h., 136, 220. 
Cook, Deacon, 1..20. 

Dr. Elisha, 1..218, 227 ;w. 
h.,117, 135, 149, 154,158; 
shop, 124; h., 118, 120, 
238. 
Copp, Elder, h., 30, 51. 

Elder David, 1., 165, 171, 

187, 211. 

Elder David, grandchil- 
dren, h., 187. 

Copp, William (dec'd), h., 30. 
Cotton, Mr., h., 241. 
Cowell, Mr., 1., 157. 
Cravath, Elizabeth, h., 230. 
Creese, Dr., h., 74. 

Thomas, 1., 184, 195. 

Dafforn, Mrs., b., 24. 
Davise, widow Mary, h., 205. 

& Mattox, h., 68. 
Day, Mark, h., 203. 

Dereing , h., 100. 

Mr., 1., 151, 153, 155 ; h,, 
142. 

Dinelyes, , land, 210. 

Downs, Thomas, h., 13. 
Draper, Richard, h., 57. 

Dummer, , 1..48. 

Mr., h., 188. 
Dyer, Mr., barn, 192. 
Benj., h., 63, 229. 
Gyles, 1., 78; h., 44, 78. 
Dynly, Sarah, h., 152, 153. 

Edwards, Mrs. Mary, h., 145, 

146, 147. 
Eldridge, Joseph (dec'd), son's 

estate., 1., 83. 
Eliee, Robert, h., 175. 
Ellis, Dr. Robert, h., 172. 
Eliot, Mr., h., 222. 

Andrew, h., 223. 
Etnons, Benj., 1., 4. 
Evans, Capt. Jonathan, h., 159. 
Everton, widow Ruth, h.,230. 
Capt. William, h., 189. 

Fairwether, John, w. h., 83. 
Farnum, widow, h., 136. 
John, h., 47, 220. 
Jonathan, h., 136. 
Fanuel, Mr., w. h., 105; h., 117. 
Fenno, Ephraim, h., 68. 
Fisher, William, h., 180. 
Fitch, Benjamin, h., 122. 

Thomas, 1., 227; h., 16, 32. 
Flagg, John, 1., 126. 
Foster, Mr., h., 35. 

Hopestill, 1., 227. 

John, w. h., 19. 
Foy, Mr., b'ld'g, 173. 
Frances, Abram, h., 122. 
Frankling, Henry, h., 39, 113. 
Frary.Theophilus (dec'd), 1., 80. 
French Protestants, 1., 43. 
Fyfield, Richard, 1., 145; h., 237. 

Gallop, Benjamin, h., 68. 
Gardener, Mrs., 1., 102. 

Priscllla, 1., 113, 114. 
Gates, widow, b., 19. 



INDEX or PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



253 



Lands or buildings. Owners. Continued. 
Gee, Joshua, 1., 51, 87, 165, 170; 

h., 51, 1U3; shop, 96. 
George tavern, the, 1., 65. 
Gerrish, Mr., h., 232. 

Gibhoon, , h., 151. 

Gibbs, Mr., h., 86. 

Mrs., h., 151, 153, 155,158. 
Henry, 1., 151, 153. 
Kobcrt, I., 27. 
Gill, Mrs., h., 191, 192, 193. 

Gillam, , h., 75. 

Given, Martha, h., 152, 153. 
Glover, Mr., I., 77, 78. 
Goold, Experience, h., 147, 196. 
Gowuii, Lemuel, 1., 201. 
Grant, James, h., 136, 167. 
Green, Samuel, h., 187. 

Greenliefe, , h., 209. 

Enoch, 1., 99, 182; 

shop, 218; b'ld'gs, 

105; h., 123, 124, 

159, 160. 

Samuel, b'ld'g, 151; 

h.,182. 
Greeves, Samuel, father of, h., 

56. 

Grice, Samuel, h., 146, 147. 
Griggs, Mr., 2.'2. 
Grover, Simon, 1., 209. 
Gueno, Henry, h., 216, 217. 
Gutridgc, , 1., 133. 



Gyles, 



Robert, h., 86. 
-, 1., 202. 



Hallnway, William, shop, 75. 
llahvel, Mr., shop, 133. 
Hare, Mrs., 1., 129. 
Harris, Capt. Richard, h., 108. 
Harrise, William, h., 12'J. 
Harwood, John, h., 119, 136. 
Haugh, Samuel, 1., 43; h. 151, 

153. 

Hauksworth, Mrs., h., 75. 
Hayman, Mrs., 1., 183. 
Henchman, isalhanicl, h., 240. 
Henley, Hannah (successor to), 

h., 147, 196. 

Hill, Henry, 1., 160, 179; h., 87. 
Hillier, James, 1., 176. 

Joseph, 1., 155, 156; h, 
113, 155, 171, 172, 176, 
205, 212. 

Holland, Thomas, shop, 196. 
Holmes, Francis, h., 156, 183. 

Capt. Nathaniel, b., 

101. 

Hood, Joseph, 1., 218. 
Samuel, h., 136. 
How, James, h., 226. 
Howard, Robert, h., 220. 
Hudson, Francis (dec'd), 1., 42. 
Hunt, Ephraim, h., 136. 
Mrs. Mary, h. 165. 
Sarah, h., 188. 
John, h., 223. 
Hutchinson, Edward, 1., 224. 

Eliakim, 1., 63; 

w.b., 103. 
Elisha, h., 160. 
Capt. Thomaa, I., 
191; b., 159, 193. 

Ings, William, h., 235. 
Ireland, William, h., 19, 69, 70, 
127, 201. 

Jackson, Thomas, h., 105. 
Jefferyes, David, 1., 78. 
Jepson, William, h., 54. 
Johns, Benjamin, h., 151, 213, 

215, 235. 
Johnson, Margaret, h., 60. 



Lands or buildings. Owners. Continued. 
Joles, widow, h., 136. 
Jones, widow, h., 79, 19<5. 

Hannah, 1., 0. 

Matuew, h., 147. 

Thomas, h., 222. 

Keen, William, h., 10, 32. 

Kilby, John, 1., 155. 

Kinds, Mrs., h., 220. 

King, William (formerly of), 1., 

235. 
Knight, Sarah, h., 68. 

Lablond, James, h. and 1., 48; 

h., 46, 132. 
Lamb, Mr., 1., 81. 
Lane, John, b., 195. 
Langdon, John, sen., b., 211, 

235. 
Leasonhee, Marcy, b., 146, 147. 

173. 

Leblond, Ann, b., 212. 
Leech, Peter, h., 147, 196. 
Letherby, William, h., 237. 
Lillies, riamuel, 1., 68. 
Lynd, Mr., 1., 158. 
Lyndes, Justice, 1., 132. 

Maccarty, Elizabeth, h., 151, 

152, 156. 

Florence, h., 158, 163. 
Malam, Joseph, 1., 43. 
Man, William, h., 151, 158. 
Manley, William, h., 180. 
Mansfeeld, Mary, b., 189. 
Marble, Thomas, h., 119, 127, 

199. 
Marion, Mr., b., 210. 

Marshall, , 1., 129. 

Samuel, 1., 133, 141, 

142. 
Martyn, Capt. Edward, h., 154, 

220. 

Masman, James, h., 174. 
Mason, Arthur (granary), 19. 
David (granary), 224. 
Mather, Cotton, h.,8, 129. 

Mr., h., 168. 
Mathews, John, 1., 181, (for- 

merlybf), h.,7, 37. 
Mattock, Samuel, h., 171. 
Meers, James, h., 142, 152, 153. 
Samuel, h., 128, 143, 218. 

Middlecot, , (pasture), 132. 

Madam, h., 51, 121. 
Richard (dec'd), h., 

75. 

Mills, Edward, h., 176. 
Miles, Captain, 1., 63. 
Minot, Mr., w. h., 157. 

1., 133. 
Stephen, 1., 65; h., 15, 35, 

69, 85, 161. 

Morrise, Charles, h., 150. 
Morss, Mrs., h., 102. 
Mountford, William, h., 87. 
Mountfort, Elizabeth, h., 40. 
Benjamin, h., 35. 
Jonathan, h., 47, 68, 

129, 190, 220. 
Mould, Samuel, h., 68. 
Mullegan, John, b., 197. 

Nancy, Mrs., h., 154. 

Nash, , (shop), 82. 

Nichols, or Nicholls, John, h., 

138; 1., 164. 

Norton, David, h., 138, 204. 
Noyse, Mr., h. and 1., 133. 
Noyes, Capt. Oliver, h., 85. 

and partners, 
1., 148. 



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Lands or buildings. Owners. Continued. 
Obbinson, William, h., 68. 

Oborn, , 1., 210. 

Odling, Elisba, Jr., h., 142. 
Oliver, Mrs., 1., 133. 
Daniel, 1., 133. 
Capt. Nathan, b., 232. 
Owen, William, h., 19, 22. 

Paige, Colonel, 1., 28, 69, 156, 

209; b., 119, 229. 
Paine, Richard, 1., 42. 

William, h., 160. 
Parker, John, b., 220. 
Parkman, widow, h.. 200. 

William, Jr., b., 98. 

Parrise, , (R. M.), h., 69. 

Paxton, Capt., w. h., 75. 
Payn, William, h., 123, 151, 159. 
Pecker, James, h., 136, 239, 240. 
Peggey, Dorcas, h., 176. 
Peggee, Dorcas, h., 240. 
Peirse, Moses, h., 129, 220. 
Peinjon, Mrs. (b'ld'g), 174. 

Thomas, b., 212. 
Peneman, James, b., 210. 
Perram, Joseph, h., 136. 
Phelpb, Sarah, h., 142. 
Phillips, Mary, (mother of 
Sarnl.),!., 156, 163; h., 
49. 

Samuel, 1., 156, 158; 

shop, 5, 6; b., 157, 163. 

Thomas, 1., 182; h., 75, 

223; "Sun Tavern," 

175. 
Pitta, Ditt, h., 168. 

Capt. James, h., 101, 119, 
120, 136, 151, 156; store- 
bouse, 168, 220. 
Capt., h., 154. 
Porter, Elizabeth, h., 237. 
Pownlng, Eliza, h., 151, 153. 
Powell, Mr., 1., 76. 
Proctor, Obadiab, h., 52. 
Edward, h., 142. 
Kichard,h.,86,152,153, 

223. 

Pratt, Mr. (B. M.),h.,209. 
Price, Thomas, h., 223. 
Prout, Deborah, h,, 147. 
Jobn, h., 147. 
Joseph, 1., 226; h., 147 
(guardian), b., 136,175. 
Timothy (dec'd), h., 122. 
Pullen, John, h., 237. 
Pumey, Francis, h., 147, 196. 

Rand, Samuel, 1., 205, 206; h., 

223. 

Randall, William, b., 238. 
Ransford, Huldah, 1..218. 
Rayner, John.b., 124. 
Reed, Obadiah, 1., 148; h., 136. 
Rewey, Abraham (occupied by), 

b. 198. 

Richards, Thomas, 1., 193. 
Richardson, Amos (formerly 

of),h., 26. 
Margaret, b., 95. 
Mercy, b., 136. 
Roberts, Jobn, jr., b., 121. 
Robie, William, h., 147. 
Robinson, Mr., h., 242. 
Ruck, John, 1., 224; h., 68, 200, 

240. 

Rudock, Fortune, h., 184. 
Russell, Jobn, b., 24. 

Banders, Mrs. 1., 155. 
Baiter, widow, h., 26. 
Samuel, 1., 220. 



Lands or buildings. Owners. Continued, 
Savage, Madam, b., 167 ; shop, 

190. 
Epbriara,l.,151;b.,120, 

121. 

Habijah, 1., 48; h., 95. 
Col. Thomas, h., 122. 

123, 165, 192. 229. 
Sears, Robert, b., 121, 237. 
Bewail, Judge Samuel, I., 153, 

200,229; h.,64. 
Bhaler, Micbael, 1., 77; still- 

house, 160. 

Samuel, 1., 76, 78 ; b., 78, 
Sharp, Henry, 1., 2u2, 208. 

Robert, h., 223. 
Sbepreeve, Charles, 1\-. 195. 
Bherrine, widow, h., 136. 
Shrimpton, Epaphras, h., 223. 
Shripton, Madam, 1., 81. 

Colonel (dec'd), h., 

105. 

Simpson, Jonathan, shop, 175. 
Skinner, William, b., 113, 167. 
Smith, James, h., 189, 237. 
Snelling, Joseph, h., 237. 
Southack, Cyprian, 1., 134, 135, 
209; h. and 1., 42; b., 143, luO, 
187. 

Bouthiak, Capt., 1., 234. 
Souther, John, h., 109. 
Btaniford, John, h., 131, 135. 
' , Jonathan, 1., 134, 135, 

209. 
Stoddard, Mrs., h., 105. 

Anthony (dec'd), I., 

:'.. 157. 

?>. Simeon, 1., 151, 184, 

201; h., 181, 201. 
Widow Susannah, h., 

57, 207. 

Story, Elisba, 1., 132. 
Strieker, widow, h. and 1., 25. 
Sunderland, John, h., 175, 220. 
Button, William, h., 158. 

Tartarion, John, h., 51. 

Tay, Isaiah, 1., 133; barn, 133; 

h., 151,152, 176,204. 
Thare, Robert, h., 89. 
Thatcher, Mrs., h., 144. 
Thomas, William, h., 6*, 237. 
Thompson, Mr., 1., 157, 158, 163. 
Thomson, Mr., 1., 134. 
Thorn, Samuel, h., 132. 
Thornton, Timothy, h., 125. 
Thwing, William, h., 64. 
Tilestone, James, h., 215. 
Tiley, Mr., h., 35. 

Tilly, , I., 160. 

Tomlin, Mrs., h., 211. 
Townsend, Col. Pen., h., 165. 
Solomon, h., 123. 
Thomas, li., 227, 237. 
Travers, Daniel, (dec'd) h., 30. 
Turner, Hannah, h., 74. 

Sergt. Robert (former- 
ly), b., 101. 
Tuttle, John, h., 136, 202, 208. 

Usher, John, h., 120. 

Varney, James b., 78. 

Veach, Colonel (in tenure of). 

b., 123. 

Vials, Mr., h., 191, 193. 
Vicars, Silvanus, h., 237. 

Wade, Edward, b., 144. 

Hannah, h., 214, 215. 
Wadllng, Mrs., h., 136. 
Wadsworth, Joseph, h., 136, 168. 
Timothy, w. h., 74, 
b. 103. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



Lands or buildings. Owners. Continued. 
Wakefleld, Deliverance, h., 79. 
Wakfield, Obediah, h., 47. 
Waldo, Mr., h., 81. 

Jonathan, b, 144. 
Walker (Newbury st.), 1., 80. 

Benjamin, h., 100, 104, 
121, 151,153, 223,234. 
Tbomas, h.. 184. 
Water Mills, (formerly granted 

to), 1,44. 

Wardell, Jonathan, b , 227. 
Warren, widow, h., 222. 
Watts, Edward, h., 166 (at Win- 

nissimit), 237. 
widow, Rebecca, h., 211. 
Welcome, Peter (formerly of), 

h., 133. 

Welsteed, William, b., 200. 
Wear (Wire), Daniel, h., 136. 
Wenlworth, Samuel, b., 45, 182, 

196. 
Weyraonth, Thomas (tenure of), 

h., 172, 173. 

Wbarton, Madam, 1., 79. 
Wheeler, Joseph (formerly of) , 

1., 68. 
Whetcomb, Mrs., b., 58. 

Elizabeth (formerly 

of),h., 8, 15. 
White, Capt. Joseph, h., 207. 

tiamupl, h., 237. 

Whittemore (Wbitemore, Witte- 
more), Daniel, b., 18,69,127, 
199. 

Whitwell,Mrs.,b., 136. 
Wilcot, Mr. b., 224. 

Josinh. h., 95. (See 

Woolcot.) 

Wilklns, Susannah, b., 159, 237. 
Willard, Samuel (heirs of), h., 

180. 

Simon, h., 41. 

Williams, Benjamin, h., 205. 
Nathaniel, 1., 133. 
Wilson, Mary, h., 238. 
Winslow, widow, 1., 63. 

Witherly , h., 63. 

Wire (Wear), Daniel, h., 168. 
Woodmansies' (formerly of), h., 

232. 

Woolcot (Wilcot), Josiah, b., 
35. 

Latin School. (See Schools.) 

Legacy of Major Thomas Clark, 21. 

Legerdemaine or subtle craft, forbidden, 172. 

Letters, cautionary, sent, 131, 132. 

Lexington, 2:24. 

Library, town's, catalogue to be made, 26. 
set in order, 37. 
lost books, 185. 
church, 240. 

Licenses, for sale of wines, liquors, etc., pub- 
lic houses, victuallers, etc., ap- 
proved, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 1ft, 17, 
2-2,24,25,31,33,34,35,39, .16,51, 
53, 54, 58, 60, 62, 63, 69, 74, 75, 76, 
77, 93, 95, 96, 101, 105, 112, 113, 
114, 116, 119, 120, 124, 129, 138, 
140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 148, 166, 
16S, 169, 171, 174, 187, 188, 189> 
195, 211, 212, 213, 215, 218, 229, 
230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 237. 
disapproved, 10, 14, 22, 24, 33, 34, 
35, 38, 39, 40, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 
62, 53, 54, 56, 60, 61, 63, 64,65, 66, 
75, 76, 77, 79,80, 91,92, 93, 94, 
99, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 
113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 141, 
142, 143, 166, 168, 169, 171, 179, 
187, 188, 189, 191, 211, 212, 213, 
217, 218. 229, 230, 231. 

Licensed persons Informed against, 166. 



Light-house, proposed, 179, 186, 194. 

proposed act for, 190. 
Lime and brick, liberty to burn, 17, 42. 
Line of defence, oil the Neck. (See Fortifi- 
cations.) 

Lists. (See Polls and Estates.) 
Loan, for paving, 60. 

proposed, from money received for 

lands sold, 178, 181, 214, 219. 
temporary, from Province, asked for 

180, 207. 
to secure, 183. 
London, 215, 218, 226, 235. 
Long Island, 126. 

lane, obstructions hi 145. 
sewer, 195. 

alia? Adkinsons lane, 93. 
Lord's day, profaneness of, to prosecute, 

170, 191, 212. 
Love street, 120. 
Lyme 215. 

Lyn (Lynn), 28, 76. 

perambulation of lines, 19, 22, 

45, 69, 70, 127, 200, 201. 
Lyn street, 149, 187, 200. 
width, 84. 
ewer or drain, 121, 18-1, 205,238. 

Mackrill (Mackrell) lane, 94, 105, 110, 133. 
encumbered, 06. 
(See also Bridges.) 

Majdon (Maulden, Maiding, Maulding), 
perambulation of lines, 19, 22, 44, 

69, 70, 127,200, 201,209. 
Manners, law for reformation of, Inspection, 

235, 236. 

Marblehead, 70, 78, 81. 
Malbrough (Marlboro'?), street, 74, 241. 

incumbrances, 90. 
common lewer, 

165, 172. 

Malbrow (Marlboro'?), 57. 
Market, forestalling of, to prosecute, 164, 

193. 

Marriages, records. (See Births, etc.) 
Marsh lane, conduit pipes, 232. 
Marshalls (Marshell's) lane, 218. 

obstructions, 74. 
conduit pipes, 232. 
Maryes point. (See Merry's point.) 
Maryland, 238. 
Mast fleet (vessels ?), 118. 
Match, town's (?), 72. 
Measures, loaned, 183. 

law, to enforce, 193. 
(See also Weight* and Measures.) 
Meadford (Medford), 109, 124. 
Meeting bouses or churches. 

FirstChurch In Boston to use 

Latin School-bouse, 152. 
In Summer street, 117. 
New, at Church green, grant- 
ing of land for, 234 ; land 
staked out, 235. 
near the Common, now build- 
ing, 165. 
in Cornhill, sheds allowed at, 

160. 

Old, 85, 102, 109. 
North, 28, 40, 98, 118, 152. 
Old North, 236. 
New, allowed to dig North 

street for drain, 184. 
South, 162, 179. 

tomb for minister, 160. 
Mr. Pembertons (Old South), 

148, 152. 
Mr. Colmans (Brattle street), 

148. 150,152, 157,243. 
Church of England, enlarge- 
ment of lot, 115. 
French Protestants, school- 
house granted to for use 
as, 42. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 



Meeting houses or churches. Continued. 

petition to erect; disap- 
proved. 43. 
at Rumney marsh, erection, 

97. 

Merchants row, 142. ' 
Mercury, ship, sick seaman, 238. 
Merimeck (Merrimac) river, 208. 
Merrys (Merryes, Maryes) Point, 54, 67, 83, 
98, 102, 109, 132, 
235. 
old battery at, 

83. 

wharf and dock 

at.wharflnger, 

63; to be let, 

81; let, 81, 176. 

Middle street, 122. 

paving, 75, 128, 129, 132, 164, 

187. 

drain, 116, 132,207. 
Military companies, limits, 239. 
Milk street, 75, 166, 241. 
drain, 119. 
paving, 129. 

widening and width, 133, 141, 142. 
Mills, the 102. (See also Wind Mills.) 
grist, scales, and weights, 95. 
water, owners, orders to, 44, 45, 65, 

76, 77, 165, 176. 
North, 169, 170, 171. 

flood-gates at 176. 
Mill bridge. (See Bridges.) 

creek or stream, 40, 44, 45, 76, 84, 241. 

(See also, Bridges, Creek). 
pond, 113, 170, 176. 
bridge ward, 192, 234. 
Milton, 13, 63, 131. 
Molasses, law to prevent distilling asked for, 

108. 

Montrosses, the, 101. 
Muddy River, 7, 23, 48, 63, 132, 133, 145, 150. 

(See also, Brooklyn). 
marsh, 65. 
Music school, complaint rs., 235. 

and dancing-school, disallowed, 222. 

Narraganset, 99. 

'Neck, highway at. (See Ways). 

watch established at on Lord's days, 

170,191,212,231. 
Negroes, lists to be taken, 34. 

and Mullattoes, free, to repair 
highways, 60, 72, 73, 74, 115, 116, 
137, 138, 144, 166, 167, 210, 232, 
233. 

Newbery (Newberry), 134, 222, 228. 
street, 166, 229. 
grade, 76, 77. 
paving, 77, 80. 
sewer, 160, 165. 
incumbrances, 217. 
Newbery "Ward, 192, 234. 
New Found Land, 220. 
New settlements on the Neck, 148. 
Newtown, 66. 

perambulation of lines, 19, 22. 
New York, 59, 80, 128, 197, 238. 
Noddles (Nodles) island, 235. 

camp at, 141. 

North Burial place. (See Burial placet.) 
Carolina, 230. 
Meeting House. (See Meeting 

Houses.) 
treet, 81, 82, 83, 102, 184, 187, 200, 218, 

240, 243. 
drain or sewer, 108, 200, 205, 

227, 236. 

paving, 129, 218. 
Ward (No. 1), 241. 
bounds, 240. 

Oliver's dock, 87, 142, 230. 
street, width, 133. 



Orange tree, the, 161, 241. 

street, 79, 148, 167, 168^223. 
width, 132, 133. 
sewer, 204. 

Order of the town, H. M. Council, Justicei 
and Selectmen to inspect by night, 171. 
185, 212, 231. 

Orders, Town, Burials, 16, 51, 126. 
fire, 23. 

weighing with steelyards, 24, 
chimneys, 66, 86, 125, 142, 

156, 20S, 217. 

ladders, 67, 82, 186, 215, 235. 
pumps, 8>>. 

water from houses, 235. 
cattle, etc.. at large, 43, 71, 

106,161,203,225. 
dogs, 92. 

forestalling market and reg- 
ulating hucksters, 164, 193. 
against strangers, to post, 

2-20. 

informers against breach of, 
appointed, 61, 63, 66, 67, 
82, 94, 126, 129, 162, 164, 
186, 193, 203, 207, 208, 215, 
217, 219, 2-25, 232, 235, 236. 
Oven, bakers', forbidden, 57. 

Partition wall, appraisal of, 83, 84. 
lines determined, 201, 228. 
Passengers arriving, lists to be obtained, 

60. 

law concerning, violated, 61. 
Peirse's alley, encroachment, 105. 
Pembrook (Pembroke), 228, 237. 
Pensylvania, 64, 192. 

Perambulations, bills for, 16, 21. (See Cam- 
bridge, Charlfttown, Lynn, Maiden, 
fffwlown, Reading, Roxbury.) 
Philadelphia, 99, 135. 
Phillips, Hannah, agreement for board of, 

184. 

Pirates, trial of, 38. 
Piscatiqua, 26, 221,238. 
Plays, stage, immoral, to petition for act to 

prevent, 239. 
Polls and estates, 7,23, 24, 28, 34, 47, 48, 52, 

53,92,110, 111. 
payment for taking, 27. 
to prepare for apportion- 
ing town tax, 37. (See 
also Rates.) 
Pond street, 79, 145, 241. 

Ward (No. 7.) 242. 
bounds, '241. 

Poor, spinning wheels, etc., for, 20. 
appropriation, 23. 
provision for, 31. 

from other places, concerning, 178. 
Port Royal 1, 62. 

Pound, repairs, 3, 27; fence, 20, use of; 175. 
keeper, 71, 91, 106, 109, 131,175, 185, 

2u3. 
Powder, etc., 18, 20. 

to be procured, 5. 
care or storage of, 10, 19, 23, 152, 

193, 228. 

for fires, 57, 214. 
belonging to Province, used at 

fire, 149. 

houses, 23, 29, 193. 
bullets, 16, 18, 36, 148. 
Precincts. (See Wardx.) 
Prince (Price) street, 87, 157, 165, 168, 169, 
202, 204, 208, 211, 
212. 

sewer or drnin, 113, 
116, 119, 125, 143, 
167, 173, 175, 187, 
200, 203, 222, 226, 
239. 

assessments for, 135, 
136, 168. 



INDEX or PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



257 



Province galley (a vessel) , 26. 

tax, 10, 25,34, 41,47, 48,53,93, 113. 
abatement, asked for, 23, 

law for assessment, 57. 

Provisions, exportation, 5, 94, 95, 101, 102, 

106, 143, 194, 195. 

law for purchase of supply, asked 

for, Iu8. 

for camp at Noddle's Island, 141. 
scarcity of, and supply, 196. 
supply of wheat, disposition, 197, 

198. 

Indian corn, care of, 200, pay- 
ment, 214. 
to procure supply, 
227,payment,233. 
grain, disposal of, 239. 
Pudding, (Pudden) lane, 99, 122, 156, 189. 

lines, 157, 163. 

Pumps, nigh North Meeting-house, 28. 
at Governor's spring, 26. 
In conduit by the dock, 33. 
at parting of two ways, nigh North 

Meeting house, 40. 
in Cornhill, assessments for, 86, 223. 
in Spring lane, 210. 
in Queen street, 234. 
in Dock square, 235. 

(See also Ci sterns. Wells.) 
Puncapaug (in Dorchester), 230. 

Quarter sessions. (See Courts.) 
Queen street, 121, 238, 241. 

projection into, 98. 

width, 100. 

well allowed in, 234. 

school-house in, 183 202. 228, 

241. 

stocks, cage, and whipping- 
post in, 193. 

Hates, abatements, 3, 4, 6.9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
16, 17, 20, 21, -J4, 25, 27, 
28,36,83, 134, 193,234. 
records of, 27. 
time for allowing, 84. 
disallowed, 11, 15, 16. 
collection, 8, 26, 149, 153, 154, 173, 194, 

225. 
delinquent constables, to prosecute, 7, 

34, 46, 78, 83, 131. 
collectors appointed, 162, 194. 

not to be obtained, 216. 
town, to repeal law relative to, 5. 
(See also County Tax, Province Tax.) 
Rawson's lane, 241. 
Reading, 209. 

perambulation of lines, 19, 22, 44, 

69, 70, 127, 200, 201. 
Records, book for permits to build, 3. 
of Births, etc. (See Births.) 
of abatements, 27. 
ancient, 30. 
town book, 82. 
Suffolk County, 95, 107. 
of Boston, 101. 
Great Book of, 128. 
Country, 130. 
Liber one, 176. 
of lands, rents, and dues, to be 

made, 182. 

copies, fees allowed for, 85 
Rents, date of payment, 74. 

of lands and dues, list to be made, 

182, 
due from Mrs. Wheteome, 18. 

Richard Conk (dcc'd), 32. 
Morto and Syms, 32. 
Seth Smith, 74. 
Samuel Millar, 74; abate- 
ment, 76. 

ElisbaCook, 78, 132. 
(See also Lands.) 



Representatives, payment, 4, 10, 16, 22. 

House of. (See Assembly.) 
Reserve, H. M. ship, S8. 
Reward for robbers, 221. 
Road (Rhode) Island, 25, 28, 126, 135, 173, 

197, 221. 

Roebuck, sign of the, 26. 
Rook galley (a vessel), 37. 
Ropemaking allowed in highway, 70, 71. 

South street, 181. 
Rose and Crown tavern, 49. 
Rowley, 107. 
Roxbury (Roxbery), 63, 78, 89, 119, 135, 170, 

205, 222, 226. 
perambulation of line, 19, 
44,79, 123,143,144,216. 
description, 80. 
cattle belonging to, 89, 

186. 

gate, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15,32, 
33, 35, 46, 49, 50, 69, 79, 
123, 143, 216. 
Marsh, 81. 

Rumney Marsh, 7, 13, 22, 23, 48, 53, 69, 85, 

92,97, 101, 107, 110, 111, 118, 119, 121, 126, 

127, 141, 173, 194, 201, 202, 206, 209, 213, 

229. 

(See also Schools, Meeting houxe,and Ways.) 

Salaries, allowed John Smith, 3. 

John Cole, 3, 7, 9, 21, 25, 

36. 
Richard Henchman, 4, 10, 

22, 36. 

James Maxwell, 5, 8, 12, 16, 

23, 27, 193. 

widow Margery Williams, 

8, 16, 26. 

Thomas Verney, 8, 16, 26. 
Ezekiell Lewis, II, 17,27. 
Nathaniel Williams, 36. 
Samuel Maxwell, 207. 
Henry Bridghara, 216. 
John Flagg, 224. 

(See also Cow-keeper, Keprexentatives.) 
Salem, 49, 63, 99, 192, 208, 214, 215, 222, 227, 

229. 
street, 200, 224. 

sewer, 176, 187, assessments, 

239, 240. 
Salt lane, lines, 165. 

ponds (on the Neck), 65, 74, 80, 119, 121. 

lease to be recorded, 107. 
Salutation, the, 142, 169, 212. 
Flouse, the, 235. 
alley, encumbrance, 82. 
Scavengers, work and duties, 182, 234. 
Schools, to ascertain location of 1,000 acres 

belonging to 207. 

teaching of poor children, 33, 221. 
non-resident scholars, compensation 

for, 137. 

teachers approved, 164, 165, 172. 
payment of, 49. 
houses, rent, 4, 8, 10, 17, 

22, 32, 36. 

agreement for erec- 
tion. 11, payment 
for, 13, 23, 24, 27, 
28. 

raising of, 23, 24. 
(Latin masters), 17; 

location 20. 
fence, gate, etc., 28, 
old house, 20, 

house, new, erection, 38, 39, 40; 
wood house and fence, 41 ; use 
granted to French Protestants, 42. 
Latin, 58, 61, 61. 

teachers, temporary, 91 ; new, 

to provide, 98. 
assistant, 33, 39; 
desk and seat fur, 
34. 



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GITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 



Sdbools, Latin, teachim? of latin, memorial, 

126, 127. 
writing, master, 21. 

bouse (King street), 104. 
Queen street, bouse, 183; 

241. 

enlargement, 228; mas- 
ter, 202. 
North, 176. 
Grammar at the North, master, 178, 

181, 192. 

at Rumney Marsh, teacher and sal- 
ary, 85, 101, 126. 
School street, 150. 

house street, 59. 
lane, 43. 

Scituate, 120, 130, 228, 236. 
Sconce, 14, 29, 105. (See also Battery} . 
Scruffin meadow. (See Lands at Srantree). 
Sealer of weights and measures. (See 

Weights and Measures.) 
Selectmen, dinners, 12. 

meetings, delinquents, fines, 14, 

51, 60, 70. 
as assessors, delinquents, fines, 

48, 91, 111. 

Sessions. (See Court*.) 
Sewers. (See Drains.) 
Sherborn, 57, 61. 
Shingle alley (out of Fish street), sewer and 

assessments, 219, 220. 
Ship street, 124, 200. 

drain, 116, 159. 
straightened, 191, 192, 193. 
Ship Ward, 192. 
Shooting, at marks or pigeons, to ask for 

law against, 111. 
Shops, forbidden to be opened, 8. 

to fit up under town house, 85. 
Slaughter-house, objected to, 107. 
Slavery, abolition of, and encouragement of 

white servants, 5. 
Slips, town's, 74. 

between Budd's and Nash's 
wharves, encumbrance, 69; 
complaint, 65. 

lower end Wood's lane, 84, 96, 
97, 107, 146; to be laid open, 
81. 
encumbrance, 83, 117; bounds 

and encroachment, K>3. 
end of North street, 200; en- 
cumbrances, 81, 102, 164, 
bounds 82 ; delivered up, 82 ; 
let 82, 83; rent due, 243. 
end of Fleet street, width, 95. 
on entrance of old road, east- 
erly side of Orange street, 1 33. 
lower end of South street, 160 ; 
wharf at, 202. (See also 
Wharves.) 
Small-pox, 23, 24, 25, 28, 28, 105, 122. 

Impressment of house for, 23. 
house assigned for, 26. (See 

also Diseases Infectious.) 
Smith's shop, allowed, 50. 

complained of, 105. 
Snow hill, 57. 

South Burial places. (See Burial Places.) 
river, 18, C9, 127, 199. 
street, 87, 202. 

lines, 160, 161, 179. 

beach or gravel at lower end, 

174; plan, 179. 

ropemaking allowed in, 181. 
(See also Way nigh Lt. 
Holmes.) 
Ward, 192 (No. 8.), 242. 

bounds, 241. 

Spendthrift, complaint vs., 17. 
Spring lane, paving, 182, 209. 

pump in, 210. 
Star, sign of tbc, 174, 182. 
Slills, allowed, 14, 17. 



Still-house, 160. 

the great, 19. 
approved, 20, 24, 27. 
Stocks, cage and whipping-post, 193. 
Strangers. (See Inmates, Inhabitants.) 
Stratford, 110. 
Streets. (See \Vayx.) 

lanes and alleys, as now named and 
bounded, to be recorded, 73; to 
be printed, 73. 
Strieker, widow, to aid in asserting her 

right to house and land, 25. 
Sudbury (Sudberry), street, 227. 

drain, 176, 200. 
Sudberry Ward, 192. 
Suffolk County, 151, 188, 234. 

(See also Records.). 
Suits, 27. 

vs. William Keen, to prosecute, 20. 
delinquents, to prosecute, 7, 34, 46. 
Samuel Millar, 76. 
Samuel Duchan, 123. 
Cook, 14 , 150. 
Simeon Stoddard, 173, 182. 
Joseph Gorham, 182. 
Thomas Banister, 217. 
certain, to be suspended, 228, 229. 
Summer street, 117, 123, 174, 180, 213, 215, 

220, 241. 

sewer, 117, 120, 175. 
engine-house, 229. 
Sun tavern, 130, 175. 
Swanzey (Swanzie), 184, 186. 

Tar, pitch, turpentine, and resin, viewer of 

casks, 50, 72. 
Taunton, 67, 68. 

Three County heap of stones, 19, 127, 201. 
Tipplers. (Bee Drunkards.) 
Town, distress of, 22, -23. 

houses or lands belonging to. (See 

Lands.) 

House, 7, 12, 21, 24, 34, 35, 37, 43, 48, 
49, 50, 53, 54, 58, 67, 63, 72, 
83, 85, 86, 92,96,100,111,121, 
126, 130, 134, 158, 163, 183, 
185, 203, 204, 206, 218, 232, 
243. 

repairs, 6, 15. 
preservation of, 20. 
accommodations for selectmen, 

84. 

alterations forbidden, 89. 
shops in, 131 ; rent due, 8; to fit 
up, 85, 102; let, 33, 87, 104, 
129, 131, 140; to vacate, 125. 
room in cellar, let, 188, 190, 215, 

240, 243. 
rebuilding of, 149, 150, 157, 165, 

179, 180, 207. 
Clock. (See Clocks.) 
strect.14, 48? 

meetings called, 4, 8, 17, 21, 23, 29, 30, 
31, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 45, 50, 
51, 56, 58, 67, 63, 70, 71, 83, 
88, 87, 97, 102, 106, 114, 126, 
132, 141, 143, 150, 157, 162, 
179, 183, 199, 203, 2 >6, 207, 
218, 219, 22:i, 226, 228, 234, 
233, 239, 243. 
to consider corporation of 

town, 83. 

warning of inhabitants to at- 
tend, 72. 
Pond or watering place (Wheler's 

pond?), 78, 79. 
Stock, 33,36, 148. 
Training, enKinemen exempt from, 29, 64. 

field, 29, 87. 
Tre* mount street, 212. 

incumbrances, 90, 97, 157. 
agreement for security of, 

131, 135. 
wall in, 143, 209. 



INDEX or PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



259 



Treraount street, pavement, 144. 

repairs, 175. 
Treasurer, Committee to audit accounts, 18, 

177. 

records of drafts on, 27. 
Trees, shade, allowed in highway nigh North 

Meeting-house, 118. 
in town ground front of Marty n 

and Pitts houses, 154. 
to be planted on Rides of bury- 

ina; places, 157. 
on Hanover street, 176. 
Turell, Daniel, money due from, 12. 
Turkic cock, the, l>6. 
Tyugs alley, 171, 172, 176. 

(Cornhill to Brattle street), laid 
out, 153, 155, 156 ; named, 183. 

Uuion street, 122, 168. 

drain in, 123, 161, 182. 
conduit in, 190, 192. 

Virginia, 28, 33, 72, 221. 

War, soldiers billeted, 90. 

scarcity of provisions, 94. 
hospital at Fort Ilill, 145. 
prisoners in the late, to make list of, 

188. 
persons discharged from service, not to 

become burden on town, 217. 
Wards or Precincts, division of town into, 

191, 192. 
names of, 192, 
inspection by scaven- 
gers, 191, 192. 
new division, bounds 
and names, 240, 241. 
Warning of inhabitants or inmates, officer 

appointed for, 13. 
Watch, 79, 234. 

military, 54, 71 ; suspended, 55, 96. 
select, formed, 54, 55, 71, 96, 103, 

118,119, 12, 148, 170,204. 
support of, 6, 61, 71. 
taxes for, 24, 27, S6, 107, 119, 142, 168, 

186, 208, 224, 234. 
payment, 3, 21, 123. 
bills, to provide, 5. 
instructions, 5. 
orders concerning, 65. 
coal for, 9, 11,57,97. 
candles for, 9,25. 
coais and candles, disallowed, 36. 
rate of pay, 26, 55, 96. 
dismissal and appointment, 173, 233. 
enginemen exempt, 29, 64. 
law, con.-*' ruction of, 108. 
abuse by Her Majesty's sailors, 98. 
forbidden to beg New Year gifts, 123. 
bouses, 65, 97, 119. 

to be built, 9. 

okl, by the dock, to remove, 

33. 
at north end, 59, 62; repairs, 

46. 

lanthorn for, 99. 
let, 150, 152. 
nigh town-house, to remove 

to Queen street, 183. 
or ward. Lord's day on the Neck, 

170,191,212,231. 
Water street, 163, 181, 182. 

encumbrances, 97. 
w>iter-pipesin, 107, 233. 
bridge in, 122. 
Watering-places, 61, 68, 73, 80. 

at Gyles Dyers, 78. 
by side of Pond street, 79. 
(See also WheUr't Pond.) 
Watortown, 68. 

Ways, streets, lanes, and alley, at now 
named and bounded, to be recorded, 
72; to be printed, 73. 



Ways, presentment on account of, 129, 16t. 
encumbrances or obstruction* in, to 

be removed, 149. 
encumbered by shipwrights, 2z6. 
laying out of, assistants to Jury, pay- 
ment, 158. 

near Town-House (King St.?), encum- 
bered, 96; encroachment, 7, 50. 
below Town-house, great street, 

paving, 48, 53, 54. 
from Town-house to Isaac Addington, 

repairs, 35. 

noar South Battery, 9, 31. 
to the Sconce, 29. 
at Merry's point, 67, 81, 109. 
near Deacou Allen's (dec'd), 10. 

Thomas Downs, 13. 
at South End, repairs, 9, 13 ; paving, 

228. 
to the watering place, 

78; bounds, 63. 
on th Neck, near Rosbury gate, 

50, 119, 170. 
repairs, 34, 41, 49, 64, 

67, 81, 89. 
paving, 33, 108, 110, 

216. 

drain, 38. 

securing of, 132, 159. 
the long causeway 
north of horse- 
pond, repairs, 224. 
highway at the foot- 
way to Salt ponds, 
repairs, 107 ; pre- 
sentment on ac- 
count of, 119; dan- 
gerous, 121. 
to new fortifications, encumbrances, 

76. 

at line of defence, paving, 233. 
repaired by William Ireland, 13. 
alley, from the Town-house street to 

the dock, obstructions, 14. 
alley, between William Keen and 

Thomas Fitch, concerning, 16, 32. 
near Latin School-master's house 20. 
near Governor's spring, water pipes 

in,2. 

before John Balaton's house, 26. 
eastward from Bowling Green; 

widened, 28. 

from Black Horse lane to Charles- 
town, ferry, laid out and bounds, 
30. 

by the Dock, paving, 33 ; encroach- 
ment, 98. 

encumbrances, 118. 
between the Dock and Sun Tavern, 

175. 
Bendall's cove to Gallop's point, 40, 

41. 
alley by Foster's and Mountfort's 

houses; laid out and bounds, 35. 
encroachment by Josiah Sanders, 37. 
between drawbridge and Ralph Car- 
ter's house, encroachments, 39. 
from conduit to Simon Willard's 
bouse, 41. 
over Mill creek, lower street, 44. 

by Samuel Went- 

worth's, 45. 
at the bridge, 76, 77. 
lane, near Hill bridge, 54. 
at the Mill bridge, 143. 
from Mill bridge toCapt. Ballentine's, 

paving, 164. 
to Winnisimet ferry, 
the broad street, 
47. 

nigh Mill bridge, unsafe, 197; pave- 
ment, 175. 

nigh North Meeting-house, IIS. 
the two, well und pump in, 40. 



2GO 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 75. 



Ways, front of Capt. Southacks, encumbered, 

42. 
north-west of North Burial place, 

widened, 42. 

front of James Lablond, 46, 48 ; pav- 
ing, 138. 

at John Farnum's, 47. 
from School-house street towards 

Giles Dyers, paving, 59, 60, 72. 
near Samuel Sewall's house, paving, 

64. 
near house of old Mr. Balaton (dec'd) , 

repairs, 62. 
south side Adkinson's dock, bounds 

staked out, 03. 
by Thomas Plat's shop, 65. 
from Scarlet's wharf to Jonas Clark's, 

paving 70 ; lanes from above street, 

70. 
nigh Lt. Holmes (South St., see p. 181), 

granted for ropemaking, 70, 71. 
Common to Centry hill, to be laid 

open, 72. 

encroached by Capt. Bant, 73. 
Hallawaye's corner to Milk street and 

beyond, staked out, 75. 
Glover's land to Mr. Shalcr's house, 

line altered, 77, 78. 
front of Mrs. Deliverance Wakefeeld, 

79. 
passage to Edward Battle's next to 

Chaffen's (near Almshousc), 85. 
at Snow Hill, encroachment, 87. 
Melyne's corner to entrance to Train- 
ing field, paving of, 87. 
slip at lower end of Fleet street, width, 

95. 

behind old Meeting-house, 102. 
at Nathaniel Henchman's, 106. 
at the old Burial place, 111. 
south of gate of Burial place next the 

Common, paving, 116, 121. 
before Mrs. Middlecot'a house, 121. 
between Summer and Winter streets, 

123. 
at entrance to Corn market, width, 

130. 

before John Staniford's house, 131. 
entrance of old road, easterly side of 

Orange street, 133. 
before house of William Cole (dec'd), 

paving, 138. 
before house of John Nicholls, paving 

138. 
at Mrs. Peirse's, near sign of the star, 

174. 
alley out of Ann street, front of 

Madam Savage's, 190. 
new, North street to Ship street, 200. 
alley, Prince street to Bennet street, 

laid out and bounds, 202 ; subscrip- 
tions for, to collect, 208; land dam- 
ages, 208. 

front of Peneman and Marion, 210. 
the two rod highway, between Aclkins 

and Hudson's point in Lyn street, 

149. 

nigh Mr. Minot's ware-bouse, 157. 
from Hanover street to Ann street, 

conduit in, 161. 
from Prince street, to the old way 

leading to Water Mills laid out, 165, 

169; void, 171. 
new way from Prince street to North 

Water Mills, to lay out, 169; old 

way altered, 187, 188; to repair, 

170, 171. 

Mr. Colman's meeting-bonse (Brat- 
tle street) to Wing's lane, sewer, 

243. 
at Rumney Marsh, repairs, 13, 53, 110, 

118,121,141,206. 
through Col. Paige's farm to Lyn, 

28. 



Way, at Simon Grover's land, near Maiden 

line, 209. 

to Blue Mill land, at Brantry, 47. 
Weights, triangle- and wheelbarrow, for seal- 
ing, 21. 
and scales, at grist mills, 95. 

measures, adjustment and in- 
ventory, 5. 
sealer, appointed, 20, 44. 

(See also Measures.) 
Weighing with steelyards, informer against 

breaches of town orders, 24. 
Well, at parting of two ways nigh North 

Meeting-house, 40. 
in street from Mill bridge to Winni- 

simet ferry, allowed, 47. 
in street, at John Faruum's, allowed, 

47. 
in highway, rear of old Meeting-house, 

to sink deeper, 102. 
at tenement in Beacon street, to sink, 

108, 109,110. 
in land nigh the Almshouse, to sink, 

109,110, 111, 114, 118. 
on Fort Hill, repairs, 174. 
adjoining Wood lane, 226. 
in Queen street, allowed, 234. 
West street, 241. 
Western islands, 194. 
Wharves, repairs, 98. 

at lower end of Cross street, quit- 
claimed to town, 94; wharfinger 
at, 96. 

at lAwer end of Fleet street, 98. 
at lower end of King street, 98, 

130,135, 14:!. 158. 
line of, 105, 117, 120, 135, 154, 

167, 168. 

proposals concerning, 100. 
Long (same as above), 213, cistern 

at, 188. 

and slip, end of North street, let, 
82, 83; rent due, 243; wharf let, 
240. 
at town's slip, end of South st., 

202. 
below the conduit at the Mill 

bridge, 110. 

at Merry's point, 54, 63, 67, 83; to 
be let, 81, 98, 109 ; let, 81, 
176, 181, 198, 199. 
improving or selling of, 132. 
wharfinger, 102. 
and dock, formerly BendalPs, 103; 

repairs, 108. 

wharfinger, 105, 106, 
161, 109; accounts ap- 
proved, 181. 
by Dock square, 136, 159, 200. 

to repair, 149, 

159; to let, 149. 

hollow, over town's slip at Budd's 

wharf, complaint vs., 65. 
at North Battery, 58, 161. 
Bendall's (formerly), see above. 
Barton's, 167. 
Budd's, Edward, 59, 65, 82. 
Bernard's, James, (bought of 

Budd) 82. 

Cook's, Dr. (King st.), 154. 
Gee's, 103. 
Hill's, 82. 

Hill's, Henry, 160, 202. 
Mountfort's, John, 103. 
Nash's, 59, 82. 
Pool's, 189, 232. 
Savage's, (formerly Anderson's), 

48. 
Scarlet'*, 35, 70, 74, 168, 189, 

195. 

Upshall's, 103. 
Welcome's, 133. 
repairs, 29, 73, 83. 
records concerning, 78. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



261 



WTieat, middle price of, 4, 21, 29, 31, 34, 36, 
37, 41, 42, 45, 46, 50, 52, 54, 57, 64, 70, 83, 
92, 94, 95, 96, 99, 102, 104, 109, 126, 
130, 140, 141, 150, 154, 161, 174, 176, 1H5, 
195, 205, 215, 225, 233, 236. (See also 
Proviwn). 
Wheeler's (Wheler's) pond, 78. 

encroachment, 61. 
town's right's in, 73. 
(See also Watering-places.') 
Whipping-post, 193. 
Wilkie, John, to prosecute, 118. 
Wilson's la IK- (name changed from Crooked 

lane), 163. 

Winchester, Mr., bond, 95. 
Windmill, 23. 

on the Common, approved, 36. 
on Fort Hill, 174, 236. 

(See also Mills.) 
Wing's lane, 144, 172, 215, 241, 243. 

sewer, 141, 207, 230. 
Winnisimet (Winisimit, Winesimet), 141, 

166, 211, 237. 
Ferry, 47. 

to be let, 82. 
leased, 21, 82, 238. 



Winnlsimet Ferry, lease signed, 83; letting 

of, 236. 

water ways for, 83. 
ferry way, 84. 
additional boat at, 150, 151. 
Winter street, 123. 

iucumbrances, 117. 
sewer, 165, 180. 
Wire-drawing, 58. 
Wolves, allowance for, 9. 
Wood, to be stamped, 159. 
corders of, 41. 

Cord, Viewers of, 145, 148, 182, 200, 229. 

directions to, 202. 

lane, 74, 81, 83, 84, 97, 103, 107, 117, 

124, 173, 184, 226, 241. 
drain or sewer, 116, 140,145; as- 
sessments for, 146, 147, 195, 
196. 

Wooliston, Mount, 30. (See also Lands.) 
Work house, Master and Wardens, ap- 
pointed, 44, 50, 58, 88, 227. 

(dee also Almes/iouse.) 
Wrentham, 123. 

York, 60, 61. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



[Look at all possible variants of names. ED.] 



Abbersbam, Id. 
Abbot, 237. 
Acland, 238. 
Adams, 20, 31, 148,231. 

SAddinston, 18, 35, 93, 152, 154, 155, 156, 158, 
163, 16'J, 171, 191, 204, 212, 227. 
Adington, 148. 
Addison,230. 

Adkins, 15, 49, 84, 126, 131, 149. 
Adkinson, 208. 
Aires, 230, 240. 
Alcock, 17, 21. 
Alden, 10, 22, 132, 140. 
Alford, 2, 48, 81. 
Alkin, 187,211, 213. 

Allen, 4, 7, 10, 16, 19, 25, 42, 63, 72, 90, 106, 
126, 128, 133, 150, 156, 212, 213, 217, 229, 
230,231,243. 
Allesset, 15. 
Alley Battery, 175. 

Elbow, 196, 198. 
Ore-enough's, 74. 
Peirecs, 105. 
Salutation, 82. 
Shiugle, 219. 
Tings, 176. 
Tyngs, 163, 171, 172. 
Anderson, 48, 215, 216. 
Andover, 227. 
Andrews, 35, 38. 
( Aunapalis, 222. 

Royal, 217. 

( Annopolis Royall, 120, 128. 
Antram, 81, 98. 
Apthrop, 117. 
Armitage, 133. 
I Arnal, 192. 
) Arnall, 137, 173, 190. 
i Arnald, 96. 
) Arnold, 5, 23, 77. 
Aspiuwall, 44. 
Asteu, 69. 
Atkam, 209. 
Attleburough, 120. 

At wood, 2, 113, 136, 157, 188, 189, 229. 
Audiings, 229. 
Audly, 99. 

Baker, 8, 9, 14, 17, 82, 186, 225, 226, 227, 231, 

232, 241, 243. 
Balcy, 68. 
Ballard, 2. 
Ballintine. 45, 59, 72, 110, 125, 128, 143, 154, 

155, 164, 192, 197,218. 
Balston, 26, 62, 133, 166. 
Bancks, 34. 
< Banister, 59, 60, 62, 117, 165, 178, 180, 216, 

217. 

I Bannister, 120. 
Banson, 180. 
Bant, 68, 94, 73, 137, 238. 
Banum, 31. 

Barbadose, 38, 50, 227. 
Barber, 17, 27, 64. 
Barbpur, 37, 68, 96. 
Bargiers, 17. 
Earned, 13, 45. 
Barner, 239. 
Barnerd, 10, 11, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 33, 

34, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 50, 55, 82, 136, 

186.214,219,220,227,237. 



Barnes, 10, 13, 18, 21, 45, 54, 56, 57, 75, 88,93, 

100, 104, 197, 198. 
Barnet, 7, 11, 18, 19, 28. 
Barns, 3, 4, 7. 
Barrat, 25, 164, 178. 

) Barrel, 46. 

( Barrell, 20, 46, 158. 
Barry, 28, 92. 
Bartles, 71, 82, 85. 
Bartlet, 228. 

Barton, 24, 44, 99, 165, 175. 
Bason, 55. 
Basset, 62, 60, 75, 77. 

I Battersbee, 174. 

} Battersby, 179, 212. 
Battery, The, 81, 148. 

North, 58, 94, 98, 161. 
Old, 83. 

South, 9, 26, 96, 98, 99, 118, 183. 
Batteson, 2, 64. 
Battles, 79. 
Baxter, 42, 223. 
Bayley, 139. 
Bay of Compecha, 61. 
Beacon, 91. 
Beard, 7, 226. 
Becket, 82. 
Beers, 136. 
Beetle, 9. 
Belcher, 2, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 30, 36, 

4:1, 44, 47, 69, .71, 145, 173, 229. 
Belknap, 79, 129, 134, 135, 139, 140, 145, 182, 

194, 200. 
Bell, 108. 
Bendall, 103. 
Beudall's Cove, 40. 
Benmore, 10, 38. 

Bennet, 38, 45, 67, 121, 139, 141, 206. 
Bentou, 49. 
Beruado, 1. 
Bernerdo, 10. 

Berry, 45, 69, 127, 136, 160, 184, 200, 206, 239. 
Bcrstow, 19. 
Bethel, 220. 
Beverly, 221. 
Bickner, 124. 
Biles, 1, 169, 181, 199, 200. 
Bileston, 185. 

Bill, 45, 136, 139, 172, 200, 223. 
BiKings, 12, 25, 150. 
Bilrica, 72. 
Bird, 206. 
Bissell, 125, 131. 
Bithin, 87, 104. 
Blague, 173. 
Blake, 206, 225. 
Blish, 62. 
Blount, 1, 25. 
Blyn,20S. 
Bod win, 72. 
Bolt, 62. 
Bond, 235, 236. 

( Bongardeu, 213. 

) Bongardon, 112, 114. 
Boon, 87, 88, 118, 148. 
Bordman, 76. 
Borland, 14, 17, 56. 
Bosquaiu, 1, 8. 
BOBIOU Marsh, 80. 

Neck. 80. 
Boucher, 2, 196. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



263 



Bould, 125. 
Boult, 88, 104. 
Bound, 68, 77. 
Bourland, 182. 
Bowling Green, Ye, 28. 
Bown, 177. 

Boyce, 130, 131, 202, 208. 
Boyes, 90. 

I Boylston, 33, 153, 162, 170, 122. 

I Boylstoae, 192. 
Bramixn, 198. 
Brame, '27. 
Bramhall, 230. 
Bramley, 122. 
Brand, 139, 205. 
Branrey, 28. 
Brantree, 30, 39, 43, 47, 64, 78, 80, 85, 97, 

131. 
Brantrey, 181. 

v Brantry,31,128, 13. 
Brattle, 06, 62, 71, 88, 104, 144, 151, 152, 153, 

154, 155, 156, 168, 163, 169, 177. 
Bream, 17, 13B. 
Breck, 114, 158, 187. 
Breed, la2. 

I Breeden, 44, 69; 127, 200. 

) Breedend, 69. 
Breedon, 43. 

I Brentnall, 13, 69, 166, 199. 

| Brentnell, 69. 
Brewer, 61, 80, 140. 
Brick, 74, 112. 
Bridg, 53, 107, 118. 
Bridge, 11, 58, 64, 67, 82, 186. 
Bridge draw, 124, 125, 142, 154. 

mill, 54, 65, 76, 110, 130, 137, 143, 160, 

164, 175, 197, 230, 232. 
Bridg New, 110. 
Bridge, Swinging, 84. 
Bridge, water, 166. 
Bridg, waiter, 25. 
Bridgen, 140. 
Bridgham, 25, 26, 27, 34, 68, 178, 207, 211,215, 

216, 229, 232. 
Brigden, 235. 
Brigdon, 2. 
BrisrgB, 198. 
Brisco, 197, 238. 
Briscow, 198. 
Bristol!, 57. 
Britton,139. 
Brock, 236. 
Brockus, 183. 

Bromfeeld, 56, 62, 89, 104, 191, 242. 
Bromfleld, 145, 151, 152, 154,155,156,163,169, 

171, 178,204,212,229. 
Bronsdon, 240. 
Brook, 11, 16, 101. 
Brooklyn, 157. 
Broughton, 30. 
Brown, 2, 8, 24, 33, 66, 126, 128, 138, 160, 182, 

211,213,235. 
Browncl, 139. 
Brumfield, 18. 
Brunno, 193. 
Bucanan, 31, 40, 60, 74, 121, 124, 140, 145, 

146, 147, 195. 
Bucanas, 146. 
Buchanan, 197, 198. 
Buck, 2, 100. 
Buckman, 44. 
Buckmaster, 9, 19, 24, 61. 
Budd, 59,65,82. 
Bulflnch, 232. 
Bull ,46, 90, 189. 
Burges, 63. 
Burnap, 209. 
Burneby, 40. 
Burnt), 136, 18S. 
Burnell, 12">, 168. 
Burnet, 211. 
Burrell, 9. 
Burrinscto, 90. 
Burrington, 35, 142. 



Burroughs, 3, 172, 173. 

Butler, 7, 72, J9, 140, 158, 173, 188, 192, 208. 

Butt, 149, 150, 152, 177, 199. 

Buttolph, 37, 133, 187. 

Cabbot, 205, 206. 
( Calef, 68, 72. 
j Calefe, 145. 

Callender, 2, 87, 118, 167, 173, 174. 
Calley, 211. 

Cambridg, 131, 150, 167, 185. 
Cambridge, 19, 22, 76, 129, 137, 165, 16T, 184, 

185, 190, 227. 
I Camball, 189. 
j Campball, 34, 99, 122, 163. 
Cape Ann, 72. 
Carolina, 48. 
Carter, 39, 190. 
Carthew, 5. 
Carvath, 141. 
Carwithin, 189. 
Cavcrly, 21. 

Center, 18, 19, 21, 22, 45, 199. 
( Chafen, 24. 
( Chaffen, 85. 

Chamberline, 51, 61, 79, 204, 237. 
Champney, 202, 242. 
Chancey, 63. 
Chandler, 187. 

Charlestown, 18, 21, 42, 44, 46, 66, 67, 69, 91, 
127, 139, 141, 184, 190, 199, 217, 222, 223, 
23.J. 

Charnock, 136, 184, 225, 226, 231, 236, 242, 243. 
Chauncey, 104. 

t Checkiy, 55, 72, 90, 99, 98, 143, 174, 212, 226. 
I Check-ley, 6, 51, 57, 59, 197, 204, 231, 242. 
Cheever, 39, 79, 85, 101, 126. 
Chelmsford, 49. 

Chever, 3, 8, 10, 11, 22, 27, 32, 33. 
Child, 28. 
Chipp, 86. 
Chittey, 236, 237. 
Christopher, 1, 8, 157. 
Church, First, 152. 

Green, 235, 241. 
of England, 114. 
South, 160. 

Clark, 4, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 25, 30, 
31, 33, 34, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 49, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 58, 62, 63, 64, 65, 70, 71, 72, 80, 88, 
89, 91, 93, 94, 97, 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 
107, 108, 109, 110, 113, 116, 117, 118, 
125, 126, 144, 145, 148, 151, 153, 154, 155, 
156, 159, 160, 162, 163, 165, 169, 171, 172, 
173, 174, 175, 177, 178, 179 ISO, 181, 182, 
183, 181, 191, 193, 194, 195', 196, 200, 204, 
229, 230, 233, 234, 242. 
Clarke, 11, 44, 110, 118, 242. 
Claxton, 230, 231. 
Clay, 24, 48. 

Cleasby, 55, 84, 126, 129, 130, 134, 215. 
Cleer, 72. 
Cleesbee, 59, 62. 
Clemans, 89, !>6, 105, 119. 
Clench. 122, 124, 146. 
Clough, 13, 15, 24, 27, 66, 72, 124, 173. 
Cobbet, 23. 

Cock, 2, 140, 143, 146, 147, 195. 
Cogswell, 122. 
Cole, 3, 7, 9, 15, 21, 25, 36, 41, 55, 96, 118, 138, 

195, 196, 202. 
. Coles, 146, 147, 192. 
Coleson, 87, 89. 
Colleson, 59, 62. 

CoWngs, 16, 109, 131, 161, 164, 185, 203. 
Colman, 30, 8t, 86, 107., 113, 115, 126, 14S, 
150, 152, 157, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 190, 
191, 194, 243. 
Colmer, 61, 131. 

Conant, 6, 27, 51, 52, 55, 96, 126, 234. 
Concord, 187. 
Condey, 136, 218, 220. 
I Condit, Ye, 81,161, 175, 1WO. 
I Conduit, Ye, 122, 143, 197, 217, 220, 232. 



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Coneticotl, 81. 
Coney, 12, 206, 229. 
Confers, 25 
Oonnet, 27. 

{Cook, 18, 20, 32, 38, 44, 64, 65, 76. 78, 117, 
IIS, 119 120, 121, 123, 124, 132, 145, 
149, 150, 151, 156, 158, 159, 162, 163, 
178, 188, 218, 227, 238, 242. 
Cooke, 37, 65, 76. 

Cookson, 140, 208, 239. 

Coombs, 8,211, 213. 

Cooper, 13, 49, 56, 65. 

Copp, 22, 30, 51, 187,211. 

Corner, Gardeners, 102. 
Hallawayes, 75. 
Melynes, 87. 

Cornhil], 75, 86,90, 97, 99, 101, 113, 114, 118, 
119, 121, 122, 123, 151, 153, 155, 156, 159, 
160, 163, 171, 181, 184, 205, 207, 212, 215, 
218, 223, 237, *38. 

Cornish, 61, 62. 

Coser, 208. 

Cotta, 139. 

Cotton, 241. 

County of Suffolk, 66, 95, 112, 188, 206, 231, 
234. 

Court Garden, 159. 

Cove, 44, 223. 

Bendall, 40. 

Co well, 92, 93, 157. 

Crafts, 44. 

Crane, 37, 42, 43, 78. 

Cravath, 226, 230. 

Creek, 105, 110. 

Mill, 44, 76, 241. 

Creese, 74, 184, 195. 

Creeses, 74. 

Croad, 2. 

Crostet, 1. 

Crosthet, 8. 

Cross, 166, 231. 

Crouch, 28, 41. 

Cullever, 14. 

Curtice, 54, 118. 

Curwithy, 56. 

Cuehing, 50, 56, 62, 64, 65, 71, 80, 127, 134, 135, 
141, 144, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 
156, 174, 178, 194, 211, 219, 228, 233. 

Custin, 215, 240. 

Cutler, 44, 235. 

Cutlove, 227. 

Dafforn, 24, 116, 138. 

I Daille, 8. 

I Dallie, 1. 

Dalstone, 238. 

Danford, 1, 26. 

Darnton, 24, 34. 

Dasset,4, 87, 88. 

Davenport, 101, 112, 127, 129, 130, 139, 143, 
145, 151, 152, 155, 156, 158, 163, 169, 171, 
178, 181, 191, 194, 204,212, 214, 219,226. 

Davies, 7. 

Davis, 6,17. 

Davise, 10, 12, 16, 25, 68, 118, 157, 163, 168, 
205, 238. 

Dawes, 160, 167, 206. 

Eay, 13, 203. 
ebrose, 80. 
Debuke, 207. 
Decoster, 29. 
Deering, 25, 29, 56, 94, 100, 131, 142, 151, 153, 

155. 

Demming, 171. 
Denman, 122. 
Dennis, 222. 
Dexter, 44. 
Dickison, 230. 
Dike, 213, 215. 230. 
Pillorock, 20, 128, 128, 
Diiiely, 152, 153, 210. 
Dinnis,16. 
Dinsclalc, 14,46, 61. 
Divan, 22. 



Diver, 45. 

Dixwell, 242. 

Dobbins, 24, 34. 

Dobney, 140. 

Dock, 14, 33, 98, 106, 118, 122, 159, 172, 175, 

176, 199, 219. 
Adkinson's, 63. 
Bendall's, 108. 
Miles, 18. 
Olivers, 142, 230. 
Square, 122, 136, 149, 153, 158, 161, 162, 

163, 16i, 170, 181, 235. 
Town, 81, 105, 108, 132, 136, 161, 169, 

230. 

Dolbear, 230. 
Dolbeer, 16. 
Dorchester, 59, 67, 68, 81, 84, 101, 150, 162, 

225 230 

Dorchister, 77, 92, 225. 
Dorchistr, 238. 
Dorrell, 90. 
Dove, 177. 
Dover, 238. 
Dowding, 6, 16, 122. 
Down, 13, 223, 234. 
Downing, 148, 183, 233. 
Dows, 44, 69. 
Draper, 5, 7, 10, 20, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30, 57, 88, 

93, 97, 98, 101, 106, 123, 228. 
Drawbridge, 40. 
Drew, 16, 20. 
Drewery, 13. 
Drewreys, 17. 
Druce, 19, 21, 44. 
Ducham, 123. 
Dudey, 218. 

Dudley, 56, 62, 88, 104, 139, 140, 144, 151, 152, 
155, 156, 158, 159, 163, 169, 170, 173, 175, 
178, 179. 182, 206, 222, 231. 
Dummer, 16, 18, 25, 34, 48, 56, 62, 71, 88, 104, 
145, 151, 152, 154, ]55, 156, 163, 169, 171, 
178, 188, 190, 191, 212, 231. 
Dunckling, 33. 
Dupee, 43. 
Durant, 230. 
Durham, 52, 84, 160. 
Dwite, 166. 

Dyer, 5, 7, 10, 18, 20,22, 23, 27, 30, 31, 33, 34, 
39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 59, 61, 63, 72, 78, 79, 80, 
86,91, 93, 105, 143, 166, 229. 

Eades, 2, 46. 

Eadey, 75, 

Earl, 142, 143, 166, 213. 

Eaton, 3, 12, 14, 20. 

Edey, 242. 

Edwards, 40, 46, 61, 64, 80, 145, 146, 147. 

Eggleston, 191. 

Ela, 90, 101. 

Eldridge, 83. 

Eliot, 33, 86, 222, 223. 

Elise, 175. 

Eliston, 6. 

Ellen, 92. 

Elliot, 222. 

Ellis, 172. 

Elliset, 41. 

Emmes, 1, 25, 26. 

Emms, 197, 198, 237. 

Emmons, 9, 24, 192. 

Emons, 4, 6, 44, 229. 

Endecot, 90. 

England. 41, 54, 99, 118, 122, 235, 237, 238. 

Enstone,212, 236. 

) Epes, 138, 188, 189. 

( Eppes, 87, 89. 

Eutice, 15, 44, 69, 127,164, 165, 199. 
Evans, 159, 230. 

I Everden, 60. 

I Everdines, 52. 
Everton, 75, 169, 187, 189, 230. 

Fairbanks, 2. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



265 



Fairewcther, 19, 83. 
Fairfeeld.3, 16,22,24. 
j Fanuel, 105, 117. 
) Fanuell, 117. 
Farfecld, 3. 

Farnum, 40, 41, 136,162,220, 235. 
P'arr, 15,186. 
Farrise, 46. 
Favpr, 78, 126, 227. 
Fenix,92. 
Fenno, 68. 

Ferry Charlestown, 30. 
Way, 84,113. 

Wiiiisimet, 47, 81,82, 83, 141. 
Field Training, 19, 87. 
Filbery, 1*6. 
Fisher, 30, 36, 180. 
Fitch, 4, 0, 16, 17, 23, 32, 34, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 

44, 45, 46,50,51, 57, 59,72, P2, 103, 122, 

123, 145, 157, 160, 178, 201, 227, 228, 229. 
Fitchue, 48. 
Flagg, 109, 126, 216, 215, 217, 218, 220,221, 223, 

224, 236, 237. 

Flats, 3S, 80, 124, 130, 151, 160, 166, 168. 
Flint, 50, 76, 78, 85. 

Floyd, 1, 22,25,44, 69, 107, 110, 127, 200. 
Fortification, The Old, 67. 
Fosdick, 2. 
Foster, 18, 19, 35 38, 44, 55, 62, 71, 88, 104, 121, 

162, 104,174, 179,228. 
Fowle, 139, 168, 212. 
Fox, 139. 
Foxcroft, 190, 192. 
Foy, 173. 
Frances, 122. 

SFranckling, 39. 
Franklin, !', 112. 
Frankting, 1, 25, 26, 39, 90, 113. 
Frary, 80. 

French, 187, 189,228. 
Frizzell, 177. 
Fuller, .'3, 7, 10. 
Fullertons, 52. 
Fyfield, 145, 182, 200, 229, 237. 

Gaines, 2. 
Gallaway, 110. 
Gallond, 14. 
Gallop, 31, 68, 145. 

( Gambarton,112, 114. 

I Gambcrton, 33. 

( Gambertoo. 35. 
Garden Court, 159. 
Gardener, 4, 21, 113, 238. 
Gate, Adkinson's, 129. 
Gates, 19. 

Flood, 176. 
Gaud, 55,96, 103. 
Gee, 15, 51, 84, 87, 96, 103, 113, 165, 167, 170, 

197, 198,230. 
Geland, 14. 
Gelchrist, 240. 
Gellings, 187. 
Gclstis, 215. 
Gent, 9. 

George, 7, 10, 139, 180, 181, 187, 191, 194, 195. 
Gen-Hi, 21, 31, 50, 184, 201,232. 
Getchell, 202. 
Gibbins, 1, 168,211. 
Gibbons, 28. 
Gibboon, 151. 
Gibfe, 3, 5,7, 10, 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27, 69, 

86, 91, U3, 151, 153, 155, 158. 
Gibson, 161, 187. 
Gifford, 8. 

Gilbert, 106, 16S, 189. 
Gilchrist, see Gelchrist. 
Gill, 21, -27,191,192, 193,224. 
Gillam,21. 
Giilam's Porch, 75. 
Glover, 77,78. 
Goddard, 92,128, 164. 
Goff, 2. 
Gold, 1, 25, 38. 



Goldthwaite, 84,173. 

Gooch, 17, 167, 24-2. 

Goodwin, 12, 13, 21, 27, 87, 88, 123, 150, 206, 

Goold, 92, 146, 147, 196. 

Gore, 203. 

Gouge, 75, 112. 

Govenors Spring, 26. 

Gowen, 201, 202. 

Grabey, 24. 

Granary, 19, 174, 224. 

Grant, 55, 72, 96, 109, 110, 111, 118, 136, 167. 

Gray, 20, 70. (See Grey.) 

Great Brittaine, 186, 222, 228, 229, 239. 

Greek, 128. 

Green, 2, 8, 22, 70, 72, 73, 115, 143, 148, 166, 

168, 178,196,211. 
Greenhill, 77, 78, 126, 131. 

( Greenlef, 124. 

I Greenleife, 97. 
Greenlief, 123, 210. 
Grecnliefe, 75, 90, 99, 105, 151, 153,159, 160, 

182, 209, 218. 
Greenlieffe, 182. 
Greenland, 209. 

t Greeno, 240. 

1 Grecnough, 1, 2, 74, 82, 83, 102, 155, 164, 175, 

( 203, 240, 243. 
Greenwood, 10, 21, 50, 51, 53, 175, 225, 226, 

227. 231, 233, 242. 
Greetian, 13. 
Grey, 181, 197,231. 
Grice, 121, 146,147. 
Grifflce, 177. 
Grigus, 3, 5, 6, 12, 20, 21, 145, 196, 222, 224, 

239. 

Grils, 9. 
Grose, 192, 217. 
G rosviners, 4. 
Grovers, 209. 
Gueno, 190, 216. 

I Guile, 1. 

\ Guilie, 8. 

Giitridgc, 59, 62, 133, 208, 211. 
Guttridge, 86, 211. 
Gwiun, 6, 112, 142, 152. 153, 166. 
Gyles, 82, 83, 150, 202, 2S6, 238 



Hacket, 187. 
Hale, 167, 173. 

Haley, 15. 

Hall, 87, 88, 173, 197, 198. 

Ilallam, 10. 

Hal la way, 75. 

Halwel, 133. 

Ilaraelion, 54, 96, 109, 110, 111. 

( Hancock, 31, 35, H8, 51, 61, 75, 168, 187, 217, 

I 229. 

| Hancocks, 189, 

[llancok, 103,113. 
Hands, 51, 113. 
Hare, 129. 

( Harris, 242. 

I Ilarrisc, 108, 109, 129, 172, 187, 197. 
Harrison, 2,99. 
Hartford, 8. 
Harvey, 1, 25. 
Harwood, 119, 136, 197, 198. 

\ Masie, 19, 69, 127, 200. 

| Hascy, 11, 15,22. 
Haugh,43, 74, 151,153. 
Hnuksworlb, 44, 75. 
Haverill,41,90. 
Hawkins, 46,52. 
Hay man, 183. 
Heath, 45, 46, 171, 173, 233. 
lied, 8. 
IIeden,229. 

Henchman, 3, 4, 10, 17, 22, 36, 106, 239, 240. 
Hendersons, 39, 49. 
( Henlyes. 147, 166. 
} Henlys, 146, 195. 
Herridsfe, 5. 
4 Hetchbon, 4. 
j Hetchbone, 38, 47, 52, 53, 75, 77, 93, 112, 115. 



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Hetchings, 13. 
Hewes, 3, 63. 
Hicks, 198, 212, 222. 
Highway, Town, 26. 

Hill, 6, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 22, 34, 60, 77, 87, 109, 
112, 118, 114, 134, 135, 141, 160, 161, 179, 
202. 

Hills, 17, 77, 82, 160. 
II ilia Blue, 64, 97. 
Ilill, Gentry, 72. 

Fort, 3, 23, 27, 91, 105, 145, 174, 186, 193, 

198, 205, 210, 219, 236. 
Snow, 87. 
Windmill, 39. 
Hill, Yc, 92. 
(Ilillard, 49. 

Hilliar, 155, 156, 171, 176. 
4 miicr, 212. 

I Ilillicr, 2, 113, 114, 155, 156, 171, 172, 189, 
I 205. 
Hillikt-n, 2. 
Ilingham, 70. 
Uinks, 212, 222. 
Hipsley, 28. 

Hirst, 88, 104, 145, 178, 199, 200, 205, 219, 242. 
lliskct,49, 94. 
Hitchcock, 261. 

Hobble, 59, 155, 156, 153, 163, 177, 191. 
Hobbies, 36, 72. 
Hobbs, 229,231. 
Hodson, 24. 
Holland, 12, 13, 96. 

Holmes, 2, 42, 90, 101, 148, 156, 166, 188, 189. 
Holt, 99. 

\ Honeywell, 237. 
I Honowel, 236. 
Hood, 2, 135, 136, 218. 
Hooper, 13, 63, 118, 210. 
Hopkins, 140. 
Horseman. 154, 156. 
nrsenond, 224. 
Hough, 1,235. 

House Almes, 27, 77, 79, 85, 109, 110, 118, 1M. 
Alms, 20, 25. 
Chaffens, 85. 
Column* Meeting, 343. 
Cnuio, 103. 
Crown Coffee, 213. 
Free School, 42. 
Latin School, 152. 
No. Mix-tin, 28. 

Meeting, 40, 98, 118, 152. 
New School, 43. 
No. Wntch, 59, 99. 
Old Meeting, 85, 102, 109. 
No. Meeting, 236. 
Watch, 33. 
Olivers Brew, 122. 
Powder, 29, 193. 
Salutation, 235. 
Slauler, 107. 

Town. 20, 21, 24, 33, 35, 37, 43, 48, 49, 
50,53, 54, 58. 64,67, 63, 71, 72, 83, 
84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 92, 96, 100, 102, 
104, 111, 121, 126, 129, 131,134,140, 
149, 15S, 163, 165, 179, 180, 183,185, 
188, 203, 204, 206, 207, 215, 218, 221, 
232, 240, 243. 
Towncs, 7, 91, 148. 
Watch, 48, 62, 65, 150, 183. 
Work, 50, 88. 
Worke, 44. 

Wnytuing School, 183. 
Writcing School, 104. 
How, 226. 
Howard, 8, 28, 30, 31, 33, 84, 39, 40, 139, 197, 

220. 

Howel, 171. 
Hubbcrt, 58. 
Hudson, 14, 17,42. 
nnggeuii, 7. 
Hughs, 184. 
Humphreys, 12. 
Hunewel, 108. 



Hunt, 86, 112, 114, 136, 165, 18S, 189, 190, 213, 
223. 

Hunting, 34, 112. 

Huntiugton, 227. 

Hurst, 203. 

Hutchcns, 15. 

Hutchinson, 18, 21, 37, 44, 55, 56, 62, 63, 71, 
86, 88, 103, 104, 105, 121, 127, 132, 134, 135, 
144, 148, 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 156, 158, 
159,160,163, 169, 171, 172, 173, 175, 177, 
179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 187, 190, 191, 192, 
193, 195, 1!9, 200, 202, 2U6, 208, 214, 219, 
222, 224, 226, 241, 242. 
( Huzzcy, 99, 100, 117. 
} lluzzy, 169. 

Indecot (Endicot), 90, 91, 93, 94, 109, 112, 113, 

142, 167. 
Ingerson, 2, 

Ingram, 8, 72, 148, 174, 181, 194, 196, 222. 
Ings, 16, 60, 62, 106, 235. 
Ireland, 13, 18, 19, 21, 22, 27, 44, 51, 53, 69, 70, 

127, 201. 220, 229. 
Iseland, Long, 126. 

Noddles, 140, 235. 
Road, 23, 126, 135, 173. 
Island, Deare, 177. 

Deer, 164, 199. 

Deere, 145, 149, 152, 162, 164, 173, 174, 

179. 

Road, 197,221. 
Islands Western, 194. 

Jacklin, 73. 

Jackson, 40, 43, 45, 51, 104, 140, 163, 104. 

Jamaca, 107,221,238. 

( Jarvice, 15, 231. 

< Jarvis, 231 . 

(. Jarvise, 25, 140, 230, 235. 
Jefleryes, 78, 242. 
Jenkins, 24, 44. 
Jenner, 35. 
Jepson, 6, 21, 22, 54. 
Jersie East, 7. 
Johns. 8, 33, 46, 90, 112, 114, 139, 152, 213, 215, 

230, 235. 

Johnson, 7, 21, 45, 60, 112, 114, 126, 131, 145. 
Johnson, Galley, 93. 

I Johonnot, 61. 

I Johonot, 2. 
Joles, 136. 
Jones, 9, 79, 93, 146, 147, 196, 222, 229, 230, 

231. 

Jorden, 43. 
Judd, 61, 63. 

Keats, 2. 

Keeling, 59, 62, 72, 242. 
Keeley, 230. 
Kelton, 13. 
Keen, 16,20,32,105. 
Kendall, 48, 49. 
Kendrick, 211. 
Kenney, 2, 43. 
Keyes, 205. 
Kilby, 151, 153, 155. 
Kinds, 220. 
King, 235. 
Kittery, 47, 230. 
Kitto, 28. 
Knceland, 49, 133. 
Knight, 68. 

Lablond, 39, 46, 48, 90, 97, 112, 114, 132, 212. 

Lake. 130, 164, 179. 

Lambs, 81. 

Lamson, 168, 201, 213, 229. 

Land at Brantree, 36, 37, 39, 43, 64, 65, 84, 101, 

106. 

Blew Hill, 13. 
Lands, Blue Hill, 31, 36, 47, 76, 78, 84, 85, 97, 

101, 106, 128, 131, 135, 181, 194, 214, 

219. 
Lane, 6, 50, 194. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Lane, Adfeinsons, 93. 

Beer, 241. 

Black Horse, 30. 

Blind, 241. 

Cow, 175. 

Crooked, 158, 163. 

Long, 93, 145, 194, 195. 

Mackrell, 105. 

Mackrill.94, 96, 110, 133. 

Marchalls, 218. 

Marsh, 232. 

Marshalls, 74. 

Marshelle, 232. 

Pudden, 156, 157. 

Pudding, 99, 122, 163, 189. 

Rawsons, 241. 

Salt, 165. 

Scholl-hons, 43. 

Spring, 182. 

Wilsons, 163. 

Wings, 141, 144, 172, 207, 215, 230, 241, 
243. 

Wood, 74. 81, 83, 84, 97, 103, 107, 116, 
117, 124, 140, 145, 173, 184, 195, 226, 
241. 

Langdon, 82, 168, 186, 205, 210, 211, 212, 235. 
Larkin, 18, 21. 
Lash, 3, 4. 
Lathrop, 110. 
Lattanire, 80. 
Leager, 184. 

Leasonbee, 146, 147, 173. 
Lee, 28.95, loo, 208. 
Leech, 146, 147, 197. 
Leechmere, 141. 
Legg, 242. 
( Lcthcrbee, 237. 
I Letherby, 237. 
Leveret, 100. 

( Lewis, 11, 17, 27, 201, 227, 228, 
I Lewise, 62, 79, 145, 178. 
Lexington, 224. 
Linch, 221. 
Lindall, 144. 
Liosey, 86. 
Little, 139. 
Lobdale, 184. 
Lock, 236. 

London, 215, 213, 227, 236. 
Long, 17, 27. 

Lotlirop, 206, 211, 213, 225. 
Loveridge, 190. 
Lowden, 24. 
Lowder, 156, 226. 
Lowlc, 59. 62, 140, 144, 212, 213. 
Loyd, 139, 189, 211, 230, 231, 233, 242. 
Lyd, 56. 

Lyde, 62, 88, 104, 144. 
Lyman, 177. 
Lyme, 215. 
Lyn, 19, 28, 46, 69, 70, 76, 92, 127, 141, 200, 

207. 
Lynd, 62, 71, 92, 104, 151, 152, 154, 156, 158, 

163, 226, -231. 
Lynde, 63, 56, 70, 88, 104, 1'13, 132, 144, 156, 

163, 171, 177,204, 242. 
Lyndall, 178. 
Lyne, 93, 1 66. 
Lynn, 19, 22. 

Maccarty, 1, 151, 162, 156, 168, 163. 

Mackdnnicl,223. 

Uacknutnhi is>7, 198. 

Mackmcte, 197. 

Kloinard, 50 

Mnlam, 43, 46, 52, 77. 

Malbrow, 67. 

Maiden, 10, 22, 44, 127, 200, 201. 

Maiding, 69, 70, 209. 

Mallet, :;0, 91. 

MalyncH, 121. 

Man, 3, 18, 90, 113, 151, 158, 230. 

Mauley, 75, 110, 117, 121, 144, 180. 

Manning, 93, 131. 



Mansel! , 113. 

Mansfeeld, 142, 168, 188, 1S9, 232. 
Manson, 225. 
Marablc, 112, 115. 
Marble, 118, 119, 127, 166, 201. 
Marblebead, 70, 78, 81. 
Market, Corn, 130, 228. 
Mariou, 105, 1(54, 199, 200, 204, 205, 212, 214, 

225, 229, 231 , 242. 
Marions, 210, 222. 
Marrion, 7, 17, 21, 25, 32, 34, 37, 43, 89, 93, 

182. 

Marryon, 4, 5, 10, 14, 20, 33, 34, 39, 40, 117. 
Maryon, 30, 32, 105, 125, 145, 223 
Marriner, 168. 
Marsh Boston, 80. 
Roxbury, 81. 

Rumny, 7, 13, 21, 23, 48, 53, 69, 85, 92, 

97, 101, 107, 111, 118, 119, 121, 126, 

127, 140, 173, 194, 201, 202, 206, 209, 

213, 229. 

Marshall, 89, 93, 103, 104, 105, 108, 110, 119, 

122, 129, 133, 141, 142, 145, 178. 
Martin, 122. 
Martlne, 118. 
Martyn, t8, 104, 108, 109, 110, 125, 144, 154, 

155, 177, 214, 220, 241. 
Maryland, 238. 
Maryon. (See Marlon.) 
Madman, 174. 
Mason, 19, 41, 224. 
Mast fleet, 118. 

Mather, 17, 31, 68, 102, 129, 168, 218, 226, 243. 
Mathewe, 3, 7, 37, 181, 234. 
Matteson, 75. 

I Mattock, 10, 75, 91, 93, 104, 109, 171. 
1 Mattox, 68, 86. 
Maulden, 19. 
Maulding, 201. 
Maule, 140, 235. 
Maverick, 92, 93. 
Maxwel, 101, 184, 203. 

Maxwell, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 23, 25, 26, 
27, 44, 45, 46, 49, 53, 57, 59, 61, 66, 67, 71, 
72, 73, 74, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 89, 
90, 91, 92, 95, 99, 110, 117, 118, 119, 121, 
122, 123, 124, 128, 130, 132, 106, 169, 172, 
177, 193, 197, 207 224. 
May, 80. 
Maylem, 46. 
Mayo, 80. 
Meadford, 104, 124. 
Meadow, Scruffe, 78. 
Medcalfe, 2. 

Meers, 69, 128, 142, 143, 152, 153, 189, 216. 
Meerrion, 3. 
Mellins, 33. 
Melvel, 221. 
Mcndham, 57. 
Meriam, 45. 
Mero, 14, 28. 
Messenger, 92, 187. 
Mico, 141. 

Middlecot, 51, 75, 111, 132. 
Midwinter, 33. 
Miles, 18, 63, 240. 

Millar, 13, 43, 46, 47, 74, 76, 195, 229. 
Mill Creek, 76. 
Mill, Wind, 238. 
Mills, 172, 176, 187. 
North, 169. 

Water, 76, 165, 169, 170, 171, 176. 
Water, 176, 188. 
Milton, 13, 43, 53, 131. 

Minot, 3, 4, 14, 15, 28, 32, 33, 35, 68, 62, 64, 
65, 69, 71, 74, 79, 80, 85, 133, 166, 157, 
161, 192, 203, 2^:8, 230. 
Minzes, 211,231. 
Moinzea, 31. 
Mirick, 17. 
Mouck, 12, 34, 95. 
Monk, 18, 232. 
Moonden, 2. 
Moor, 51, 114, 149, 100, 1M. 



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Moorcok, 197. 

Wore, 17, 46,112. 

Moream, 19, 63. 

Morcy, 2, 14. 

Morley, 232. 

Morrise, 150, 171. 

Mortcmore, 46, 91, 93. 

Morto, 9, 15, 32, 59, 119, 131, 148, 149. 

Morton, 119. 131. 

Morss, 90, 102. 

Mosely, 74. 

Moseman, 55, 96. 

Mosmau, 119. 

Mossct, 12. 

Would, 63, 76, 78, 112. 

Moulds, 168. 

Mountier, 1, 10, 61, 91, 93, 168, 211, 213, 230. 

Mountfor, 220. 

Mountford, 87, 211. 

Mountfort, 2, 14, 35, 38, 40, 47, 61, 68, 75, 103, 

129, 134, 190. 
Muddy Kiver Marsh, 65. 
Mulbery, 12, 14. 
Mullegan, 197. 



Nancy, 154. 
Nash, 59, 82, 109. 
Narraganset, 99. 

SNazaro, 233. 
Nazro, 139. 
Nazzaro, 223. 

Neck, 80, 89, 110, 133, 159, 170, 183, 186, 231. 
Needham, 15, 139. 
Negus, 99, 104, 131,211. 
Newberry, 22, 76, 134, 222, 228. 
Newell, 2, 22. 
New England, 209. 
New found Land, 220. 
Newland, 75. 

| Newton, 12, 14, 73, 242. 

I Newtowu, 19, 22, 66. 
New York, 59, 80, 128, 197. 
Nickerson, 16. 
Nicbolls, 1, 2o, 37, 92, 93, 96, 138, 164, 182, 

200, 229. 

Nicholson, 99, 114. 
North, 35, 90, 112, 114. 
North Carolina, 230. 
Norton, 94, 136, 204. 

(Noyes, 71, 73, 76, 80, 85, 97, 100, 127, 139, 
143, 145, 148, 149, 151, 152, 154, 155, 156, 
157, 158, 178, 181,188, 194, 214,219,242. 
Noysc, 76, 77, 80, 83, 103, 106, 107, 117, 133, 

107. 
[Noys, 133. 

I Obbinsow, 68. 

i Obison, 2. 

Oborns, 210. 

j Odliu, 130. 

j Odling, 92, 93, 110, 113, 130, 141, 142, 166, 
16S, 169, 235. 

Ogle, 9. 

Oker, 196. 

Okes, 14, S8, 39. 

Oliver, 10, 31, 34, 37, 39, 40, 41, 43, 45, 45, 46, 
49, 5n, 51, 56, 62, 70, 71, 79, 80, 82, 87, 107, 
117, 122, 127, 133, 136, 145, 151, 152, 154, 
155, 150, 157, 158, 163, 187, 169, 170, 171, 
175, 178, 179, 181, 182, 183, 192, 197, 200, 
214, 219, 227, 229, 232, 242. 

Olton, 72. 

Orms, 134. 

SOrrang, 134. 
Orrange, 108, 166, 168. 
Orrangs, 187. 
Ovington, 64. 
Owen, 19, 21. 

Paccanet, 230. 

Page, 7, 39, 156. 

Paige, 23, 23, 69, 119, 156, 209, 229. 



Palmer, 40, 56, 57, 62, 71, 80. 88, 104, 139, 145, 
151, 152, 154, 155, 158, 163, 178, 191, 212, 
231,242. 

Parker, 220. 

Parkman, 59, 65, 81, 82, 98, 102, 200. 

Parrise, 69. 

Parrot, 197, 198. 

Pastree, 6. 

Patten, 140. 212, 217, 231. 

Patteson, 92, 109. 

Patcy, 2, 41. 

Paulcy, 75. 

Paxtons, 75. 

Paine, 42, 131, 159. 

Payn, 98, 123, 151, 160, 179, 180, 181, 187, 190, 
191, 194, 195, 197, 206, 211, 215. 

!Pearcc, 74. 
Pearse, 131. 
Peck, 76, 211,213,230. 
Pecker, 130, l:,0, 239, 240. 
Peggee, 239, 240. 
Peggey, 99, 176. 
. Peggy, 165. 

Pcirse, 4, 10, 129, 139, 220, 223. 
Peirson, 154, 174, 187, 189, 212. 
Peison, 187. 
Pell, 86. 

Perabcrton, 30, 62, 148, 152, 162, 199, 206, 229. 
Pembrook, 228, 237. 
Pendexter, 139. 
Peneroan, 42, 126, 128, 210. 
Pennock, 215. 
Pensilvania, 64, 192. 
Peream, 75 , 77, 79, 136. 
Perkins, 75, 122. 
Perks, 140, 235. 
Perry, 20, 96, 228. 
Phelps, 55, 96, 09, 142, 174. 
Pbilcdelphia, 135. 
Philadelphia, 99. 
Phillip, 235. 

Phillips, 2, 5, 6, 35, 39, 49, 75, 87, 90, 104, 131, 
140, i42, 156, 157, 158, 163, 175, 182, 184, 
186, 188, 189, 201, 212, 213, 223, 231. 
Philpot, 5, 24, 61, 113. 
Phipps, 58. 
Phips, 57. 
Pickworth, 63. 
Pierson, 154. 
Pike, 183. 
I Pilkinlon, 28, 131. 
I Pinkenton, 14. 
Piscatiqua, 26, 221, 238. 
Pitcher, 53. 
Pitson, 109, 218. 
Pitts, 8, 54, 56, 101, 116, 118, 119, 122, 136, 151, 

154, 156, 160, 108,192,220. 
Place, Almcs Hous liurrying, 27. 
Burial, North, 3, 4. 
Burying, 74, 79, 82, 87, 91, 121, 148, 165, 

184, 203. 
North, 42, 160. 
Old, 111, 130, 132, 137, 148, 

218, 227, 229. 

South, 3, 4, 33, 160, 171, 182. 
( Plats, 2, 64, 92. 
I Platts, 21. 

Plumer, 145, 161. 
I Plummcr, 50, 200, 229, 234. 
Point, Gallops, 40. 

11 udsons, 84, 149. 
Mary's, 235. 

Merryes, 98, 102, 132, 176. 
Mcrrys, 81, 83, 98. 
Pollard, 155. 
Policy, 124, 130, 131. 
Pollord, 90, 129. 
Pond, Horse, 224. 

Mill, 113, 170, 176. 
Ponds, Salt, 65, 74, 80, 107, 119, 121. 
Pond, Townes, 78. 

Wheelers, 61, 73, 80. 
Pool, 130. 
Porter, 29, 22?, 237. 



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Port Royall, 62. 

Potter, 198. 

Potts, 230. 

Powell, 2, 76, 90. 

Powin, 88. 

Powning, 45, 50, 56, 68, 62, 71, 79, 93, 98, 103, 

104, 107, 109, 110, 114, 151, 153, 193. 
Poynt, Hudsons, 84. 
Maryes, 109. 
Merrys, 54, 63, 67, 81. 
I Prat, 18, 19, 21, 22, 44, 53, 57, 68, 127, 199. 
I Pratt, 209. 
Price, 24, 149, 223. 
Prillings, 171. 
( Procter, 40. 

{ Proctor, 52, 86, 140, 142, 152, 153, 194, 208, 
( 223, 239. 

Pront, 7, 10, 12, 18, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 34, 37, 
39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 50, 05, 62, 64, 104, 116, 

118, 122, 136, 144, 146, 147, 152, 154, 175, 
177, 194, 195, 196, 208, 226. 

Province, 101, 102. 
Gaily, 26. 

Pullen, 66, 75, 90, 124, 158, 212, 217, 231, 237. 
Pulman, 13, 55, 96, 233. 
Pumery, 6, 146, 147, 196. 
Puncapuag, 230. 
Pym, 140, 227. 

Quinsey, 97. 

Ragget, 228. 

Rand, 66, 192, 205, 206, 223. 

Randoll, 140, 221, 238. 

Ranger, 32, 33, 36, 46, 123, 187, 211, 213, 230. 

Rankin, 112. 

Ransford, 86, 218. 

Rayner, 2, 91, 93, 124, 141, 180. 

Read (Reed), 77, 135, 136, 148. 

Reading, 19, 22, 44, 69, 70, 127, 200, 201, 209. 

Reddock, 142. 

Redduk, 169. 

Rewey, 198. 

Reynalls, 17. 

Richards, 116, 140, 193, 197, 198, 217. 

Richardson, 26, 91, 95, 136, 232. 

Richmond, 166. 

Ricks, tee Rix. 

Rickston, 1. 

Ridgell, 228, 233. 

Right, 112, 164, 203. 

Ripley, 3, 12, 20, 32, 37, 43, 59, 71, 105, 130, 

132. 

River, 101. 
River, Charles, 240. 

Merimeck, 208. 

Muddy, 7, 23, 48, 145. 150. 

South, 69, 127, 199. 
RU, 55, 59. 
Robe, 109. 

Roberts, 21, 82, 121, 211, 213, 219. 
Robie, 146, 147. 
Robinson, 2, 4, 24, 46, 51, 53, 67, 148, 193, 226, 

242. 

Roebuck, Ye, 261. 
Rogers, 24, 92, 103. 
Rolston, 90. 
Rolls, 230. 
Rook Galley, 37. 
Roumage, 238. 
Rouse, 1, 8. 
Row, Merchants, 142. 
Rowley, 107. 
Roxbury, 4, 19, 32, 44, 50, 64, 78, 79, 80, 89, 

119, 128, 135, 143, 144, 170, 186, 205, 216, 
222 226. 

Roxbur'y Gate, 3, 11, 14, 15, 32, 33, 35, 46, 49, 

65, 69, 79, 128, 143, 216. 
Rubine, 135. 
Ruck, 62, 68, 88, 104, 144, 177, 180, 181, 182, 

184, 187, 190, 191, 192, 194, 195, 199, 200, 

202, 203, 209, 214, 219, 222, 224, 239, 240, 

243. 
Ruddock, 184, 218, 234. 



Rudgate, 139, 189,212, 213. 

Rue, 185, 186. 

Ruee, 132, 161. 

Ruey, 41. 
Ruggles, 80. 
Russell, 24, 40. 
Rutter, 61. 
Ryall, 8, 13. 

Sale, 243. 

Salem, 49, 63, 99, 192, 208, 214, 215, 222, 227, 
229. 

Salsbury, 141. 

Baiter, 8, 26, 53, 54, 59, 60, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, 
116, 144, 192, 220. 

Sanders, 9, 20, 29, 31, 37, 46, 92, 155,221. 

Savage, 3, 23, 27, 33, 34, 37, 44, 48, 59, 72, 88, 
91,93,95,98,104, 106, 110, 111, 120, 121, 
122, 123, 125, 137, 139, 144, 151, 158, 159, 
161, 163, 165, 167, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 
174, 175, 178, 179, 190, 192, 212, 215, 225, 
226, 227, 229, 231, 233, 242, 243. 

Savel, 2. 

Savery, 35. 

Scarlet, 229. 

{School, Free, 36. 
House, Lattin, 58, 152. 
Lattin, Free, 61. 
North, 176. 
The Latten, 17, 33, 39, 64. 
Scituate, 130, 228, 236. 
Scolley, 226, 242. 
Sconce, 29, 105. 
Scribener, 126. 
Sears, 121 ,237. 

Selby, 2, 100, 139, 140, 213, 235. 
Serevener, 128. 

{Sewal, 154, 229, 242. 
Sewall, 18, 33, 37, 56, 62, 64, 65, 88, 104, 145, 
151, 152, 153, 155, 156, 162, 169, 171, 178, 
191, 200, 223. 
Seward, 37. 
Shaler, 76, 77, 78, 160. 
Shannon, 76, 220. 
Shardon, 2. 
Sharp, 25, 34, 35, 53, 54, 56, 58, 00, 112, 114, 

116, 118, 202, 208, 223. 
Shaw, 9. 

Sheafe, 29, 164, 202. 
Shepherd, 211. 
Shepreeve, 192, 195. 
( Sberar, 72. 
I Sherrar, 157, 196. 
Sherborn, 57, 61. 
Sheriffe, 42. 
Sherman, 214, 229. 
Sherrine, 81, 83, 107, 136. 
Sherwood, 198. 
Shipee, 235. 
Sbippen, 140. 
Shore, 2. 

Shrimpton, 86, 220. 
Shripton, 81," 105. 
Slggernee, 61. 
Signal, 2. 
Sill, 91, 93. 
Simkins, 230, 231. 
Simpson 21, 175, 200. 
Skinner, 3, 90, 113, 166, 167, 187. 
Smalpiece, 230. 
Smith, 2, 3, 14, 16, 23, 24, 25, 33, 35, 59, 65, 

66, 68, 74, 80, 81, 82, 90, 92, 112, 113, 114, 

120, 123, 132, 141, 158, 166, 167, 171, 187, 

189, 213, 288, 235, 242. 
Snelling, 237. 
Snow, 9. 
Southack, 42, 92, 134, 135, 139, 143, 150, 187, 

209, 234. 
Souther, 109. 
Sowerbut, 139, 222, 223. 
Square, Church, 195. 

Clark's, 214, 219. 
Squire, 52, 53, 93, 145. 
Stanhope, 221, 236. 



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Stanifor , 97, 131, 134, 135, 178, 209. 
Stanley, 120. 
Stebbens, 110. 
Stedman, 20. 
( Stephens, 140. 

\ Stevens, 19, 139, 188, 211, 212, 229. 
Stoddar, 13. 

Stoddard, 44, 50, 56, 57, 58, 62, 71, 88, 99, 104, 
105, 118, 140, 144, 149, 151, 157, 163, 164, 
173, 178, 181, 182, 184, 201, 207, 215, 235, 
242. 

Stone, 18, 21, 91, 93, 112, 227, 242. 
Story, 132. 
Stratford, 110. 
Street, Ann, 160, 161, 166, 167, 171, 174, 175, 

184, 211, 217, 242. 

Anne, 81, 110, 125, 128, 143, 182, 190. 
Back, 87, 105, 203. 
Beacon, 82, 109, 140. 
Bennet, 165, 202, 208, 215, 240, 241. 
Brattle, 153, 155, 156, 163. 
Cambridge, 132, 227, 241. 
Gentry, 81, 88. 

Charter, 121, 125, 159, 218, 227, 236. 
Common, 87, 158. 

Cross, 75, 94, 96, 140, 166, 189, 213, 231. 
Drawbridg, 41. 
Fleet, 96, 97. 
Fish, 96, 113, 142, 146, 160, 175, 183, 

190, 211, 214, 219, 224. 
Fleet, 95, 96, 97, 98, 159, 183, 207, 240, 

241. 

Great, the, 48. 

Hanover, 90, 102, 107, 109, 114, 115, 
125, 129, 144, 150, 161, 171, 176, 
182, 204, 241. 
Hull, 200. 

King, 98, 100, 104, 105, 106, 107, 110, 
111, 117, 120, 124, 125, 130, 134, 
135, 141, 143, 149, 150, 154, 156, 157, 
158, 159, 163, 166, 167, 168, 173, 175, 
188, 189, 200, 201, 206213, 228, 241. 
Love, 129. 

Lynn, 84, 121, 149, 184, 200, 205, 238. 
Malbrough, 74, 90, 165, 172, 241. 
Middle, 75, 116, 122, 128, 129, 132, 164, 

187, 207. 
Milk, 75, 119, 129, 133, 141, 142, 166, 

241. 

Newbery, 80, 160, 165, 166, 217, 229. 
No., 227. 
North, 81, 82, 83, 102, 108, 129, 184, 

187, 200, 205, 218, 236, 240, 243. 
Orange, 79, 132, 133, 148, 167, 168, 204, 

223. 

Pond, 75, 145, 241. 
Price, 119, 204. 

Prince, 87, 113, 116, 125, 135, 143, 157, 

165, 167, 168, 169, 173, 175, 187, 

200, 202, 203, 208, 211, 212, 222, 

226, 239. 

Queen, 98, 100, 121, 183, 193, 202, 228, 

234, 238, 241. 

Salem, 176, 187, 200, 224, 239. 
School, 150. 

House, 59. 

Ship, 116, 124, 159, 191, 192, 200. 
South, 87, 160, 161, 174, 179, 181, 202. 
Sudbury, 176, 200, 227. 
Summer, 117, 120, 123, 174, 175,180, 

213, 215, 220, 229, 241. 
Townhouse, 14. 
Treamount, 90, 97, 134, 143, 144, 157, 

175, 209, 212. 

Union, 122, 123, 161, 165, 168, 182, 190. 
"Water, 97, 107, 122, 181, 182, 233. 
West, 241. 

Winter, 117, 123, 165, 180. 
Stratford, 110. 
Stream, Mill, 84. 
Strieker, 25. 
Stroug, 3. 
Stndson, 2. 
Sugers, 6, 53, 75, 112. 



Sunderland, 175, 211, 220, 231, 242. 

Sunderline, 11, 213, 230. 

Button, 129, 158. 

Swain, 22. 

Swamp, Ceader, 101. 

Swan, 140, 222. 

I Swanzey, 184. 

) Swanzie, 184, 186. 
Swift, 25. 
Byrne, 32. 

Taper, 172. 

Tartarion, 51. 

Taunton, 57, 68. 

Tavern, Exchange, 161, 162. 

George, 65. 

Green Dragon, 49, 66, 75, 212, 217, 231. 

Orange tree, 161, 241. 

Rose & Crown, 49. 

Turkie cock, 96. 

The Salutation, 142, 169, 212. 

Sun, 130, 175. 

Tay, 4, 88, 91, 93, 94, 98, 103, 104, 108, 110, 
114, 120, 124, 125, 127, 130, 133, 136, 137, 
138, 141, 144, 151, 152, 155, 156, 158, 159, 
163, 164, 167, 169, 170, 172, 173, 174, 176, 
177, 204, 219, 228. 

Taylor, 2, 17, 137, 140, 165, 184, 185, 190. 
Teams, 1, 26. 
Teduaan, 15, 52, 60. 
Tekel, 232. 
Tenny, 26. 
Thatcher, 144. 
Thaxter, 97. 
Thayer, 89, 166, 242. 

Thomas, 9, 68, 113, 183, 215, 236, 237, 238. 
Thompson, 157, 158, 163, 203, 238. 
Thomson, 134. 
Thorns, 124. 
Thorn, 28, 81,132, 196. 
Thornberry, 9, 10, 11, 55, 96, 119, 161. 
Thornton, 2, 50, 51, 63, 67, 76, 81, 99, 109, 125, 

157, 161,175,176, 197. 
( Thrasher, 20, 25, 27, 33, 38, 64, 65. 
) Thresher, 2, 58, 70, 77, 78, 80, 140, 217. 
Thwiug, 54, 212, 213. 
Tileston, 177, 215. 
fTiley, 35,90. 
JTillet, 2,118. 
1 Tilley, 181. 
(.Tillys, 160. 
Titcome, 116, 117. 
Tites, 17. 
Toker, 1, 28, 29. 
Tolman, 139. 
Tomlin, 211, 229, 231. 
Topping, 222. 
Tortree, 43. 
Toterdale, 100. 
Tout, 21. 

I Townesend, 69, 158, 216. 
j Townseud. 6, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 44, 56, 69, 71, 
88, 104, 123, 127, 145, 151, 152, 154, 155, 
156, 163, 165, 169, 171, 178, 191, 198, 200, 
204, 212, 216, 218, 226, 227, 231, 237. 
Town Treasury, 85. 
Towt, 7. 
Travas, 30. 
Triscot, 105, 203, 235. 
I Trobridg, 2. 
I Trobridge, 78. 

Trot, 2, 50, 07, 101, 105, 208, 209. 
Trott, 203, 205. 
Tucker, 80, 131. 
Tuckerman, 225. 
Tufts, 44. 

Turell, 12, 24, 34, 46, 61, 90, 93, 188. 
Turlf, 69. 

Tumor, 6, 70, 74, 101, 130. 
( Tuthill, 9, 19, 59. 
\ Tutle, 22. 

( Tuttle, 22, 69, 72, 127, 136, 200, 202, 208. 
Tyler, 217. 
Tyley, 112, 114, 142, 158, 166. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



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Upshall.103. 
Usher, 15, 120. 

Varney, 78. 
j Vcach, 123. 
) Vecch, 128. 
k Verin, 7, 
I Verine, 59, 62. 
Verney, 4, 8, 16, 26. 
Vial, 193. 
Viall, 90. 
Vials, 191. 
Vicars, 2.37. 
Vickers, 126, 128, 237. 
( Vincent, 2, 139. 
I Vinciut, 230. 
Virgin, 49, 180, 203. 
Virginia, 28, 33, 72, 221. 



Wade, 122, 144, 166, 168, 189, 211, 214. 

Wadling, 136. 

Wadsworth, 22, 34, 40, 41, 74, 88, 89, 91, 93, 
94, 97, 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 
110, 113, 118, 121, 122, 125, 127, 131, 132, 
134, 135, 136, 137, 144, 151, 152, 154, 155, 
156, 158, 159, 163, 168, 169, 171, 173, 174, 
177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 187, 190, 
191, 192, 194, 199, 200, 202, 203, 2(4, 208, 
209, 210, 212, 214, 219, 220, 222, 225, 231, 
233, 242. 

Wainright, 206. 

Waite, 16, 22. 

"Wakefeeld, 47, 79. 

Waldo, 81, 143, 144, 218, 229, 230. 

Walker, 13, 15, 80, 84, 86, 91, 100, 104, 112, 
121,. 151, 153, 158, 178, 184, 195, 196, 201, 

223, 234. 
Wallace, 28. 

I Walley, 50, 62, 88. 
j Wally, 145. 
< Wallice, 11. 
1 Wallis, 9, 213. 
( WaJlise, 139, 189, 212, 213. 
Walters, 215, 216. 
Ward, 139, 208. 

Battery, 192. 
Bridge, 241, 242. 
Broughtons, 234. 
Change, 241, 242. 
Cornhill, 192. 
Creek, 241,212. 
Fleet, 241, 242. 
Kings, 241, 242. 
Mill Bridg, 192. 

Bridge, 234. 
Newbery, 192, 234. 
North, 241. 
Pond, 241,242. 
South, 241. 
( Wai-del, 139. 

i Wardell, 47, 140, 166, 192, 212, 213, 222, 227. 
Warner, 57. 
t Warren, 222. 
I Warrin, 211, 213. 
Warrick, 185, 203. 
War row, 58. 

Wass, 139, 188, 189, 230, 231. 
Watchouse, 119. 
Waters, 108, 187. 
Watts, 66, 150, 160, 211, 237. 
Wear, 136, 181. 
Weaver, 1:59. 
Webb, 2, 9, 44, 85, 95. 
Webber, 2, 11, 46, 47, 49, 91, 106, 212, 213. 
W.-listcr, 6, 87, 88, 123. 
Wceler, 139. 
Welch, 18,21,187. 
Welcome, 133. 
Weld, 80. 

( \\Vlsted, '., 2J7, 231. 

I Welsteed, iifi, 63, 8'., 104, 145, 178, 199, 200, 
203, 20t, 2.i5, 209, 212. 214, 218, 219, 222, 

224, 2-25, 220, 227, 233, 242, 243. 



Wentworth, 14, 45, 122, 182, 192, 211, 221, 230 
Weymouth, 172, 173. 
Wharf, Scarlets, 35, 

Town, 161. 
Wharfe, Gee's, 103. 
Hills, 82. 
Long, 188, 213. 
New, 54, 135, 154. 
Pool's, 189, 232. 
Scarlet's, 70, 74, 168, 189, 195. 
The, 105, 176, 199. 
Town, 159, 161, 181. 
Townes, 81, 83, 90, 109,132, 136, 149, 

169, 198, 240. 
Upshall'e, 103. 
Welcom's, 133. 
Wharton's, 79. 
Wheeler, 68, 107. 
Wheteomb, 8, 14, 15, 18, 58. 
Whippo, 2. 

White, 15, 22, 25, 207, 230, 237. 
Whiteborn, 140. 
. Whitemore's, 69, 127, 199, 230. 
Whiteridge, 187. 
Whitten, 139. 
Whitting, 169. 
Wbitwell, 136. 
Wilcot, 95, 224. 
Wiidey, 142. 
( Wilke, 118. 

I Wilkie, 91, 109, 118, 131, 161, 174, 185,186. 
( Wilkey, 203. 
j Wiikings, 237, 
? Wilkins, 159, 237. 
Wilks, 238. 
Willard, 40, 107, 139, 148, 168, 180, 188, 188, 

189, 231, 

I Willet, 41,55, 198, 216. 
J Willit, 131. 

Williams, 3, 4, 8, 16, 26, 33, 34, 36, 39, 44, 63, 
74, 79, 87, 88, 91, 93, 98, 107, 133, 135, 148, 
182, 205, 216, 224, 233, 234, 243. 
( Willis, 27, 36. 
| Willise, 197, 198. 
Williston, 17, 

Wilson, 8, 17, 27, 61, 106, 109, 145, 197, 238. 
Winchester, 19, 95. 
Wind Mill, 23. 
Wins, 5, 27. 

( Winisimet, 151, 16, 211, 237. 
{ Winisimit, 141. 
( Winnisimet, 21. 
Winslow, 63, 155, 178, 184, 199, 200, 204, 205, 

209, 210, 212, 214, 219, 242. 
Winsor, 20, 64, 75, 112, 145, 157, 182, 200, 229. 
Winter, 46. 
Winthrop, 6, 19, 22, 59, 72, 151, 154, 155, 156, 

177, 191,204,238,241. 
Wire, 58, 59, 168. 
Wise, 177. 
Wiswall,26, 157. 
Withcrly, 63. 
Whittemore, 18. 
Woodraansies, 232. 
Woods, 16. 
Woolcot, 35. 
Woolliston, Mount. 30. 
Worm wall, 2, 142, 189. 
Wrenthani, 123. 

Wright, 35, 33, 53, 112, 116, 141, 142, 231, 243c 
Wyat, 196. 
Wyborn, 37. 

Yarrow, 208, 213, 214. 
York, 50, 61. 
Young, 131, 139. 



Negrocx. 



Anthony, 203, 204. 

Bettey, 2, 73. 
Borraau, 115, 138, 167. 



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Boyser, 138, 167, 210, 233. 
Budd, 73, 115. 

Chambers, 137. 

I CoweJ, 210. 

| Cowell, 73, 115, 138, 167, 233. 
Cubit, 167. 

Dick, 73, 115, 137, 166, *232. 
Dudly, 210. 

Eliot, 73, 115, 137, 166, 210, 232. 
Exeter Foxcroft, 167, 210, 232. 
Exiter, 190. 

Freeman, 166, 210. 

Gee, 210, 233. 

J Georg, 115. 

) George, 73. 
Grandey, Firkins, 73. 
Great John, 73, 115, 138, 167, 210, 233. 

< Hubbart, 137, 167. 
) Hubbert, 73, 115, 210, 233. 
Hutchinson, 73, 115, 137, 166, 210, 232. 

Indian, 73, 115. 

Jalla, or Jollow, 73, 115, 138, 167, 210,233. 
Jeffery, 42, 73. 
Jo. Black, 233. 
John Negro, 224. 

Kates, 137. 

Keats, 73, 115, 166, 210, 232. 

Levensworth, 74, 116, 138, 167, 210, 233. 

Masman, 210. 

( Menen, 76. 

i Meneno, 74, 116, 137, 166, 210. 
Monck, 73, 115, 138. 



( Moseman, 73, 115. 
{ Mosman, 137, 167, 
Mailings, 59, 84. 

Nan, 233. 

Papan, Dik, 232. 

Patience, 138, 167, 210, 233. 

Perkins, 116, 122. 

Phillip, 73. 

Phipps, 73, 115. 

Proctor, 73, 115, 137, 166, 210, 232, 239. 

| Quaque, 73. 

j Quaquo, 115, 137, 166, 210, 232. 

j Quinsey, 167, 210, 233. 

) Quinsie, 73, 115, 137. 

Ramshed, 74, 115. 
Richard, Peirse, 129, 167. 

Price, 131. 

Robin, Roger, 166, 210, 232. 
Russell, 137. 

Baffin, 73, 115, 137, 166, 210, 232. 
Samson, Negro, 116, 137, 167, 210, 232. 
Sash, 163, 166. 
Baylor, 74, 115. 

Tobey, 239. 

Tom, 115. 

Tom Rumny Marsh, 73, 116, 137, 166, 210, 

232. 
Toney, 74, 167. 

Walker, 73, 74, 115, 137, 167, 200, 233. 

Warrow, 57, 58. 

Winthrop, 115, 138, 167, 210, 233. 



Sarah an Indian woman, 226. 



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