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From copy in Rhode laland Hitlorical Society. Alias, vol. 1 1, p, 6. 



Rhode Island 
Land Evidences 



Volume I 
1648-1696 

ABSTRACTS 




Providence: 
1921 



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Preface 



In Rhode Island, the land records are kept by the various 
towns and not by the counties, as in Massachusetts. This has 
always been true of this State, even when for a time the 
Colony government kept a record of land transfers. 

There are now in the office of the Secretary of State, four 
ancient volumes called Rhode Island Land Evidence. They 
contain a great variety of deeds, • very Jew of Providence, 
many from Newport and many from the various parts of 
South County — some, such as Roger Williams' deed to 
Richard Smith, from territory where there was no town gov- 
ernment at all. 

The deeds are not arranged chronologically and often early 
deeds are recorded with later instruments relating to the same 
piece of land, apparently to strengthen the title. Probate and 
other legal records are also contained in these books. 

Two other volumes of early colonial records, the "Rhode 
Island Colony Record, 1646-1669," and the "Records of the 
Island of Rhode Island, 1639-1646," also contain land evi- 
dences. 

Although a few of these deeds have been printed in full and 
in abstract, the mass of this material has been available for 
study only at great cost of time and effort. Over a year ago 
the group of gentlemen, whose names follow, determined to 
do something towards bringing these deeds before students 
and historians in a reasonably convenient form : 

Edwin A. Burlingame Norman M. Isham 

Frederick D. Carr Charles D. Kimball 

William C. Dart William H. Kimball 

William C. Greene Howard W. Preston 

Henry D. Sharpe 



These gentlemen contributed the funds for abstracting the 
records in the first vokime of Land Evidence. 

This work was done by Miss Dorothy Worthington. 

Miss Worthington's manuscript was turned over to the 
Rhode Island Historical Society for publication, the cost of 
which has been paid for out of the "Special fund" contributed 
by: 

R. Livingston Beeckman Frank W. Matteson 
H. Martin Brown Jesse H. Metcalf 

Alfred M. Coats Stephen O. Metcalf 

Samuel P. Colt Paul C. Nicholson 

Charles J. Davol Samuel M. Nicholson 

Michael Dooley Frederick S. Peck 

Mrs. Robert H. L Gammell Mrs. Frank A. Sayles 
William Gammell Henry D. Sharpe 

Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin George L. Shepley 

Charles D. Kimball Robert W. Taft 

Webster Knight William A. Viall 

Henry F. Lippitt John Carter Brown Woods 

The book which the Society now publishes is the oldest of 
these four books of Land Evidences. It consists of 445 pages, 
each about 7^ by 11^ inches, the writing upon which is en- 
closed, at the top and on both sides, with an ink border line 
which may possibly once have crossed the bottom also. The 
rectangle of manuscript is 6 1/16 by 11^ inches. The paper 
has a water mark, an urn with an elaborate finial ending at 
the top in a crescent. 

There is no ancient title now to be seen, as the old fly leaves 
have disappeared. 

The old binding also has perished and the book has been 
rebound, with the following title on the back : 
RHODE-ISLAND 
LAND RECORDS 



1648 TO 1696 

Norman M. Isham, 

For the Committee. 



Abstracts from Volume I of the Rhode 

Island Land Evidences in the 

State Archives 



[i] [Blank.] 

[2] This present Deed or writinge made in the Power and 
Twentith yeare of the Reigne of our Soverraigne Lord Charles 

Wittnesseth, That wheras there is a percell of Land 

Contanninge Forty Acres of Land bounded on the West End 
by the Highway on the East side of the mill, on the North 
Side by Joshua Coggeshalls Land on the South side by the 
Land of Mr William Jefferey, and on the East End by the 
highway to the Comon as alsoe another percell of Land Con- 
taininge two acres more or less lyinge on the west side of the 
said mill higway bounded on the North and West by the land 
of James Rogers and on the south by Mr. William Jeffereys 
land and East on the aforesaid highway, which said two 
percells of Land being the proper Inheritance and pos- 
session of James Rogers of Newport in Rhode-Isl. in the 
province of providence in New-England. The said James 

Rogers doth sell the said two percells of Land 

unto Richard Knight of the same Towne In Wittnes 

whereof the Sayd James Rogers hath sett to his hand and 
scale this prsent sixteenth day of January. Ann. Dom. 1648. 
in the presence off us The marke 

I R 
William Dyre Gen. Recordr James Rogers 

I doe promise and ingadge my selfe to make the fence that 
hath been in Controversy betwixt Richard Knight and my 
selfe betwixt this and March next and to maintaine the same 
for ever. 
Witnes my hand hereunto the Sixth of June 1650 

Wittnesses 

Peter Talmann William Jefferey 

Nathanell Britten 



Newport the 8th day of February 1648 1 Richard 

Knight of Newport doe inverce and ingage to my wife 

Sarah Knight that I will not sell any of that Tract of 

Land latly bought of James Rogers and Robert Griffin but 

doe Intaile it upon her and my heires forever, but 

Especialy to her and my Eldist sonn if any and in case wee 
have no sonn to my Eldist daughter to be my and her proper 
heire after my death and if a sonn he shall have it at The age 
of one and Twenty yeares if I have left my beinge in this life, 
and if noe sonn then the Eldist daughter shall have it at 
Sixteene yeares of age provided alwaies that the thirds of the 
Land and the best and convenientest roome in the house is to 
be my wifes, duringe her life, and then to returne to the heire 

But if there be more then one Sonn the daughters are 

noe heires soe long as any of the male be liveinge, but if noe 
sonn or sonns or if the sonn or sonns die without Ishue, then 
the Eldist daughter then livinge shall be the Right heire, But 
this is more Largely declared that if the Eldist sonn dye 
without Ishue the next shall enjoy it. But if the first have 
children whether sonns or daughters and alsoe the rest that 
are herein appointed to be heires. And this have I done the 
day and yeare above written, to avoyd strife because my sonn 
in ole England shall have nothing to doe herein nor have any 
Right to any Land of mine in New-England. In testimony 
hereof I put to my hand this day and yeare aforesaid. 
Signed in the 

pressence off Richard Knight 

John Downeing 

his X marke 
Robert Spink 
X his marke 

[3] I Cogamaquoant one of the chief e Indian Sachims 

or prince of the Narragansetts in the Collony of Rhod-Island 

have for Tenn pownds in peage Eight the peny 

in hand by me the aforesaid Cogamaquoant Received from 
Richard Knight & Henry Halls both of the Towne of New- 
port wherwith I the sayd Cogamaquoant doe dis- 



charg the said Richard Knight and Henry Halls of all debts 

I doe sell unto the said Richard Knight 

& Henry Halls their heires a certain percell of Land 

Scittuate and lyinge in the aforesaid Narragansetts Cuntry 
neere or adjoininge unto the Land Formerly Sould by me unto 
Mr. John Porter and Mr Samll Wilbore &c at pettacomscutt 
and is by Esteemation two Miles Square be it more or less 
beinge butted and bounded as Followeth Vizt. on the East 
side from a place called in Indian Qumatumpick, southward 
to a place called chippachuat and soe westerly to a place called 
Quowachauck and from thence northward to a place called 
Winatompick and soe to extand from thence upon a straight 

line unto the first boundery, to be Houlden of our Royall 

Soverraigne Lord Charles the Second not in Capett nor 

by Knights service but in comon Soccage after the manner of 

East Greenwich in the County of Kent Further I the 

said Cogamoquant doe bind myself e in the sum 

or Bond of Five hundred pounds Starl of good and lawfull 
mony of England or to the vallew therof that the Land men- 
tioned in this deed is a good Reall and firme Estate unto the 

said Richard Knight and Henry Halls and that the said 

land is cleere and free from all intailments deeds of sale leases 
mortgages and all other aUenations of what nature or kinds 

whatsoever and to cleere and remove or cause to be 

removed at or before the first of march next after the date 
hereof Every Indian or Indians Inhabiting there on and not 
to suflfer for the future any Indian to dwell or plant upon the 

aforesaid Tract this ninteenth day of January and in; 

the yeare of our Lord god one Thousand Six hundred Sixty 

and fower 

in presence of The marke of 

John Archer X 

The marke of Cogamagooant 

X The marke of Wotomer 

Alse Archer X an Indian 

Richard Bulgar Cobsounk his marke 

X an Indian 



8 

'[4] Noumto. Univrsi, prputs me Henrycum Button de 
Buckland in Com. Southt Armr teneriet fermiter obligary 
Nicholas Easton de lymington in Com. prd Tanner in ducentis 
libris bonet Legati monete angt Soluend eidem Nicholas 
Easton aut suo certo aturnato Executor vealassigna suis ad 
qua quidem solucoriem bene et fidelit f aciend obligo and hered 
Executor et administrator meos firmiter prputs Sigillom eo 
sigillat dat visisimo sexto die Junu Anno Regnie dm nor 
Jacobi dei grat angli fraunce et hiberni Regis fidei defensor 
& decimo quarto et stotie Quadragesimo Nono 1616. [Know 
all men by these presents that Nicholas Easton of Lymming- 
ton in the County of Hants, Tanner, holds and formally 
binds me, Henry Button of Buckland in the County afore- 
said. Gentleman, to the sum of two hundred pounds of good 
and lawful English money to be paid to the said Nicholas 
Easton or his authorized attorney, executor or assignee, to 
the good and faithful execution of the payment I bind myself, 
my heires. Executor and Administrator, formally in witness 
whereof I affix my seal, given the 26th of June in the four- 
teenth year of the reign of our Lord James by the grace of 
God, King of England, France and Ireland, defender of 

the Faith, 1616.] 

The Condicon of this obligation is such that if the above 

bownded Henry Button soe long as he the said Henry 

Button his heires or assignes shall or may lawfully in joy 

the prfitts of certaine Copie hold lands in pennington in the 

County of South t. specified and agreed upon betweene 

the said William Dolinge Elizabeth his wife and Nicholas 
Easton of the one part and the said Henry Button of the 

other part dated the day of the Date hereof shall well 

and truly pay yearly the sum of Eleven pownds of Lawfull 

English mony 

in the pressence of 

Henry Button 
Edward Button Edward Keiylway 

Thomas Hurst Edmund Barnes. 

[5] I John Porter of pettacomscutt in the CoUony of 



Rhod-Island for the sum of Four hundred pownds 

starlino- paid by Richard Smith of Newport in the Col- 

lony aforesaid merchant have sold unto the 

said Richd Smith a certaine percell of Land lyinge and 

beinge within the bounds of the Towne of Portsmouth, on 
Rhod-Island in the Collony aforesaid Containinge by Estee- 
mation two hundred and forty Acres more or less Bounded 
on the north by Land now or late in the posession of Mr 
William Baulston or his assignes, on the west by the sea, on 
the south by Land now or late in the posession of Thomas 
Hazard or his assignes, and on the east by the Comon, together 

with all and Singular the houses In wittnes whereof I 

the said John Porter have hereunto sett my hand and Scale 
(as alsoe Horrud porter the wife of me the said John porter 

the six and Twentith day of September Anno. 

Dm. 1671 

John porter 
in the pressents of 
(the word Baulston 
being Interlyned) 
Francis Brinley 

John Almy , 

Richard Baily 

I Hurrud porter doe consent to the bovesd Deed and doe 
Release all my Right intrest and Title in the abovesaid prem- 
ises Notwithstandinge my jointure or Dower made me by my 
now Husband before Marriage with me. Wittnes my hand 
and scale this thirty day of Sept 1671 

Wittnes The mark of 

Samuell Wilson Horad Porter 

Georg X Hicks X 

his marke 
Georg X Gardner 

his marke 
[6] This Indenture made the Eighteenth day of October in 
the ninth yeare of the raigne of our Soverraigne Lord Charles 

Betweene Henry Tew of Maidforde in the County of 

North'ton yeoman of the one part and William Clarke of 
priors Hardwicke in the County of Warr. yeoman of the other 



10 

part Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of a marriage 
by the grace of god shortly to be had and Sollemnized Be- 
tweene Richard Tew Sonn and heire apparant of the said 
Henry and Mary Clarke one of the Daughters of the said 
William Clarke and for the sum off Twenty pounds of Law- 
full mony of England by bond scured to be payd by the said 
William Clarke unto the said Henry Tew upon the last day 
of May next Ensuinge the date off these pressents. And for 
the sum of one hundred and Twenty pounds of Lawful mony 
England by Bond secured to be paid by him the said William 
Clarke to him the said Richard Tewe upon the Nine and twen- 
tith day of Septembr which shall be in the yeare of our Lord 

god one Thousand Six hundred and Forty It is hereby 

Mutualy covinnated that he the said Henry Tew 

shall be seised of that Messuage, Tenement, Close 

and one yardland; and halfe yardland Scituate in 

the Towne parish and Feilds of Maidforde aforsaid, And now 
in the possession Tenure or occupacon of the said Henry Tew, 

and of and in all that Cottage now in the Tenure or 

occupacon of Nicholas Carey, and of and in all that other 

Cottage now in the Tenure or occupacon of Nathaniel 

Shen To the only proper use of the said Henry Tew for 

and during the tearme of his Naturall life, And Emediatly 
from and after his decease to the only proper use and behoofe 

of the said Richard Tewe And for touchinge and Con- 

cerninge the said Messuage yardland and half To the 

only use and behoofe of the said Henry Tewe for and during 

the Terme of seven yeares (if the said Henry shall soe 

long live). And Emediatly from and after the end or other 
detirminacon of the said Tearme of seven yeares to the only 

use and behoofe of the said Richard Tew [7] In Witnes 

whereof the parties to theis pressents have to theis pressent 

Indentures interchangeably sett their hands and scales 

Sealed and Delivered Henry Tewe 

in the presence of 

William Leeke 

Samuell Leeke 

John Maior 



II 

Whereas there is found wanting in a certain lott laid 

out by mr Noise and some others to John Rathbone and 
Edward Vose which should have been two hundred and Tenn 
Acres, And falling short six score and tenn acres. Therefore 
Know yea that I John Williams Aturney to John Greene 
Aturn. to the Guardians of the estate of the late John Alcock 
of Roxbury phissission deceased havinge by their order in 
Aprile last past ordered me to deliver the said Rathbone and 
his partner what land shall be found wantinge to them in some 
Convenient place in the Comon land at Block Island ; There- 
fore Know yea that I have layd out to the said Rathbone sixty 
Acres of land on the East side of Mill River butting and 
boundinge with the land of Samuell Deringe south one hun- 
dred & Eighty Eight Rod long Buttinge to the sea on the East 
A hundred and fower Rod to the land of Samuell Hagbourne 
north a hundred and Twenty fower Rod soe to goe downe to 
the Mill Brooke Thirty five Rod in Bredth, till it comes to the 
Land of Samuell Hagbourne and to have a highway through 
James Sands yard over the mill Brooke soe to run as a drift 
way through the land of the said Rathbone two Rods wide 
along by mr Hagbournes Reaves and Dodges land to the now 
Harbour on the East Side of Block Island. In wittnes 
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand this Eleventh day of 
October 1671. John Williams 

Wittness 

Robert Guthrey 

Trustram Dodge 

Wee whose names are under written doe aprove and 

allow of John Williams act in delivering John Rathbone that 
land that Joines to Samuell Derings great lott (formerly sold 
to Samuell Hagbourne) for his Sixty or Sixty five Acres of 
land wantinge in his great lott in the South end of Block 
Island. Wittnes our hands Octor 18; 1671. 

Samll Dering X his marke 
Henry Neale X his marke 
Phillip Wharton 

That I Samuel Derin doe Resigne up all my Right 

Title and intrest to the percell of Land Given to John Rath- 



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bone (for Sixty five acres of Land missinge in his great lott) 
to the Heires of John Alcock and the Company belonginge to 
Block Island as wittnes my hand this i8th day of October 1671. 
Wittness his marke 

John Williams Samll Derin 

Henry Neale 
his marke 

[8] I Mary Bering vid the late wife of Samll Bering 

Sometimes of Braintree in the County of Suffolke yeoman, 
Beceased, for and in consideration of the considerable sum of 
one hundred Forty and five pounds of currant silver mony of 

New England received of Mr. James Sands of Block 

Island doe sell to James Sands, his Heires 

all that Tract of Land that was the Land of my late deare 
Husband, Samuell Beringe aforesaid at that time when he 
made a Lease of the same Lands Anno. 1669 Aprill the First 

Scituate lyinge and beinge in Block Island in the Collony 

of Rhod-Island Alwaies saveinge and Reserveinge the 

said Lease to the Grantees or Leasee untill the full 

time and tearme therein mentioned It being formerly by 

my said deare Husband lawfully purchased of mr John Alcock 

late of Roxbury phisician deceased the Lease aforesaid 

to Trustram Bodge Senr, Trustram Bodge Junr and William 

Bodge And further I the said Mary Beringe Boe further 

sell to the said mr James Sands all that part of the stock of 
Cattell and other Utencills of Husbandry mentioned in the 

Lease of the first of Aprill 1669 with all the increase In 

wittnes wherof I the said Mary Beringe have hereunto put my 
hand and affixed my scale 11 : 9 mo : Anno 1671. 
in presence of us Mary Bering 

Cornelius Fisher her marke X scale 

Samuell Hunting 

[9] This Beed bearing date the two and Twentieth 

Bay of Sept 1671 betweene William Brenton and Bene- 
dict Arnold of Newport on Rhod-Island Merchts John Hull of 

Boston Mercht, John Porter Samll Wilbur Samuell Wel- 

son and Thomas Mumford of the Collony of Rhod-Island 



13 

of the one part and Robert Hassard of Portsmouth in 

the Collony of Rhod-Island &c Shipp-wright on the other part 

That wee the said WilHam Brenton in consideration 

of the sum of Five and Twenty pounds starll paid by the 

said Robert Hassard have sould to the said Robert 

Hassard two peecis of percells of Land Containinge by 

Esteemation five hundred & sixty Acres in the Narragan- 

sitt Cuntry or Kings province one percell beinge five 

hundred Acres more or less is bounded on the north by a high- 
way on the East by Saugawatuckett River on the south partly 
by land belonging to Edmund Shearman & Samson Shearman 
and partly by a high-way on the west by Land layd out to the 
purchassers, the other percell of the said Five hundred & sixty 
Acres beinge Sixty Acres more or less is adjoyninge to Two 
Hundred and fifty Acres which the said Robert Hassard pur- 
chased of John Sanford Only Excepted that is at any 

time hereafter any Minneralls shall be Discovered in the said 
percells of Land or Either of them the said Minneralls shall be 
devided into Eight equall shares or parts seven wherof shall 
be and remaine to the use of us the said William Brenton, 
Benedict Arnold, John Hull, John Porter, Samuell Wilbur, 
Samuell Welson, & Thomas Mumford, and the other Eight 
part to the use of the said Robt. Hassard wee have here- 
unto sett our hands & seals 

in the presence 
off 
John Albro William Brenton 

John Winchcombe Benedict Arnold 

John Hull 
John Porter 
Samuell Wilbur 
Samuell Welson 
Thomas Mumford 

Robert Hassard to Georg Brownell. Robert Hassard 

of Portsmouth Nine pounds Georg Brownell of 

Portsmouth one-third part of three hundred and Tenn 

Acres of Land lyinge in the Narragansett Cuntry in 



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that Tract belong-inge unto the purchassers of Pattacomscutt 
and is by them already Layd out two hundred and fifty Acres 
of the said Three hundred and tenn beinge by me purchased 
of John San ford the other sixty beinge granted and Layd out 

thereto by the purchassors Twenty-fourth Day of 

Novembr 1671 

Wit. Robert Hassard. 

John Sanford. 

Gidion X Freeborne 
his mark 

Joseph Samson 

Robart Hassard ye first day of June 1698 

Acknowledged ye Above written 

Joseph Shefi^ld Ast : 
[10] Robert Hassard to Gidion Freeborne. 

Robert Hassard of Portsmouth Eighteene- 

pounds Gidion Freeborne of Portsmouth two 

third parts of Three hundred and Tenn Acres the other 

third I haveing sold unto George Brownell, Lyinge 

in that Tract belonginge to the purchassors of 

Pettacomscutt Two hundred and fifty Acres being 

by me purchassed of John Sanford Twenty fourth Day 

of Novembr 1671 

Wit. John Sanford Robert Hassard 

Joseph Samson 
George X Brownell 
his marke 
[11] Samuell Hubbard — Land Recorded. 

Samuell Hubbard of Newport posession of 

Land containge Twenty fower Acres within New- 
port is bounded North, with the Land of Nicholas Wiles and 
a lane throug his land to the Comon East by the River Called 
Stony River, South by the land of mr. Walter Cunnigrave 
and part by the Land of mr. Walter Clarke West by the 

High way twelve Rods Twenty fower Rods by the land 

of Andrew Langworth with All dwelinge or mansion 



15 

housis Barnes and outhousis ardins orchyards 15th Day 

of Aprill 1672. 

John Sanford G. Recorder. 

Trustram Dodge to Peter Georg. 

Trustram Dodge seventy pt)unds paid by 

Peter Georg Samuell Dearing and John WilHams Inhabitants 

of Block Island do grant all my Land upon 

Block Island lately bought of Thomas Terry Thirty 

Acres with all housing chattells movable goods 

upon my lands sixteenth day of Aprill 1666 

Wit. Trustram Dodge 

Willi Reves 

X 
his marke 

William Nightingall 
[12] Peter Georg to John Williams. 

Peter Georg of Block Island do assigne all the Right 

unto John Williams of Block Island 15th day of 

November 1668: 

Peter X George, 
his marke. 

Nicholas Easton Land Records. 

Nicholas Easton was granted : 300 Acres for his f arme 

and 20 cowes grass with 25 ackers of Cow-pasture and fower 

ackers of a home Lott — Upon the 5th day of February 

1644 the old freemen of Newport were called together for 

the Dispotion of the Towne Land undispossed of 

finding not above sixty acres left: agree that he 

should have that percell at two shillings per acre 

his farm to begin on the East side of the mill pond in the 
midst of the Valley and soe on in a straight line to Extend 
Eastward to the marked trees at Stony River and by that 
Rivers side to the Falls and from thence by the virge of the 
hill to the sea to the Edge of the Rocks and soe bounded by 
the sea South and West to the midle of the hill between the 
Issueing out of the pond and the Carte way, and from thence 
about by the pond side to the afore-said valley: lickwise on 



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the southwest side of the pond Bounded by the high-way on 
the back-side to over against the house and soe by marked 
trees unto a small tree over against mr Brentons line and 
by that line through the swamp unto the verdg of the pond, 
a part of mr. Brentons marsh interveaning, as alsoe two Acres 
of pasture and one Cowes hay lying neere Aquednock point 
with his home lott and six acres of upland and six acres of 
Fenceinge Copes lyinge betweene mr Bracys Farme and 

Henry Bulls meadowes which Land is layd forth 

for his proportion of 369 Acres alowed him by order with 
20 also by order allowed for the mill in proportion of acres 

The neck at Sachueast 140 layd out to mr Easton 50 

to Robeson 40. to Edward Andrewes 25. sold to mr Easton 
amounting to the number of 389 acres 

Joseph Terry Towne Gierke 
1662 December: 5 
[13] Mr. Easton is to fence his Farme in wholy except mr 
Brentons Fence betwene them and the line betweene the 
high-way that goeth downe to the pond and the beach border- 
ing ther upon and the medow ther in also Robert Feild and 
John Anthony is to fence off their ground and the Comon is 
to Fence upon them 

Joseph Terry 
1662 Decemr: 5 
To James Barker 40 Acres lyinge on the north side of a 
percell of Land which was measured to mr Easton of all 150 
acres with the Rocks and was desined by him for his 100 
Acres alowed him for his part of the Mill Land wherof mr 
Easton allowed him 40 acres and the allowance for Rocks 
the rest is by consent layd down for Comon and both this 
and all James Barkers is bounded on the East end on the 
Brooke on which mr Hutchinsons &c. but James Barker is 

bounded on the north by Nicholas Cotterill 

1662 Decembr 6 

Joseph Terry Towne Clerke 
John Tripp to Joseph Tripp. 
John Tripp of Portsmouth Senr. Shaft Car- 



17 

penter granted unto Joseph Tripp of Dartmoth in 

the Collony of plymoth one quarter share of Land lying 

within Dartmoth that is one f ovverth part of 

one whole or intyer portion of Land belonging to one 

purchassor it being the one halfe of that Land which 

John Tripp bought of John Alden of Duxbury to 

be holder as of his Majhie his manner of East Greenwich 

third day of May 1671 

Wit. John Tripp. 

William Hall Junr. 

William Hall Senr. 
[14] Tomas Kent — ratification of holdings. 

Thomas Kent of Portsmouth Eigh acres 

granted by the Towne of Portsmouth Unto Stephen 

Wilcooks and lyinge in Towneshipp of Portsmouth 

Established 22th of May 1662 promisses are 

Ratified The 14th day of June 1672 

John Sanford G. Recorder 

Assigned to Witt Hall — Lawrence Gonsalles. 
Lawrence Gonsalles of pequemins in ye County of Albe- 
marle in ye province of Carolina Taylor by the Authorety 
and power of a Letter of Aturny from my father in law Tho. 
Kent of ye province afore, sd. doe by these pressents assigne 
this in written deed unto Witt. Hall of portsmo. on Rhod 

Island in ye Collony of Rhod:Island I say Assigned to 

the sd. Witt Hall junr 17th of June 1672 

Wit, Laurance Gonsalles. 

Hugh Persons Icobed Potter 

Peleg Tripp Henry Matteesson. 

Thomas Kents Letter of Aturney to Laurance Gonsalles. 
Thomas Kent of Pequemins in the County of Albe- 
marle in the Province of Carolina plantr doe Constitute 

Laurance Gonsalles my true and Lawfull Aturney 

to manage all such affairs wherein my selfe, am 

Consemed at Rhod-Island Twenty Eight of March One 

Thowsand Six hundred seventy-two. 



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Wit. Thomas X Kent 

Samuell Pricklove his marke 

Robert X Paine, 
his marke. 

William X Charles 
his marke 
[15] Letter of Aturney to Samuell Nicholson. 

Joseph Nicholson Thomas Nicholson and Elizabeth 

Nicholson (now wife of Nicholas Andrewes) the Children 
of Edmund Nicholson, of Marble-head, in the County of 
Essix, in the Colleny of Massachusetts, Fisherman deceased 

have Assigned our brother Samuell Nicholson of 

Marblehead Fisherman to be our Lawfull Atur- 
ney and receive of mr Peleg Sanford of Newport 

as Executor of the Last Will and Testament off Francis 

Simpson of Newport seventeenth day of June one 

Thowsand six hundred seventy & two. 
Wit. 

Hilliard Veren Senr. 

William Dounten. 

The marke off — 
Joseph X Nicholson. 
: Thomas Nicholson 

The marke off — 
Elisabeth X Andrewes 

Peter Eastons Receipt. 
Newport — ^27th of July 1672 

Received off — Edmund Calverly by the appointment of Mary 
which was the wife of Richard Pray of Providence for her 

centance at the Court of Tryalls held at Newport the 

sixt of May- 1672 Pray received tenn pounds in Boston silver 
which was to acquitt her of beinge twice whipt for her fact 
done. Received by me 
Wit. Peter Easton. Treasurer 

John Greene Asistant 

Edmund Calverley 



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[i6] John Tripp to Peleg Tripp. 

Jolin Tripp of Portsmouth senr in. . . .Rhod-Island 

grant unto my second sonn Peleg Tripp a fourth 

part of a share Lott lyinge at the place called 

Acassett within the Towne of Dartmoth, in the jurisdiction 

of new Plymouth together with all uplands, med- 

owes, woods, timbers, watters to be houlden of his 

Majestic of England as of his manner of East Green- 
wich, in the County of Kent not in Capitt nor Knights 

service by the rents thereby due and of Right accustomed 

only it is provided that Peleg Tripp shall hereafter 

sell the part of Land it is to be sould unto 

me or my heires Eight day of Septr 1665 

Wit. John Sanford John Tripp 

Samuell Sanford. 
[17] Wm. and Anne Coddington to Nicholas Easton. 
Rhod-Island. 

William Coddington and Anne Coddington his wife doe 

sell unto Nicholas Easton a percell of Land lyinge 

in the Towne of Newport Contanninge by 

esteemation Thirty two Acres which is boundinge 

North by the way to the great Swamp, South by the Land of 
William Dyre, West on the Sea, and East by the Land of 

Nicholas Easton which he purchassed of John Clarke 

and others 17th day of the 4th moth 1672. 

Wit. Wm Coddington senr. 

Danll. Gould Anne Coddington 

Ednd Thurston X 

Wm. Brinley 
[18] Thomas Loveday Letter of Aturney to Wm. Barcker 

Thomas Loveday Cittison and Goold smith of London 

Have made William Barcker of the Citty of New Yorke 

upon Long Island beyond the Sea my. .. .Aturney and 

in my name to receive from Nathanill Johnson of 

Newport in Rhod-Island in the parts beyond the seas Mer- 
chant all such sums of mony as are due five and 

Twentieth day of July Anno-Dom. 1671 



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"Wit. Thomas Loveday 

Peter Floger 

Robt. Merrifeild 

Quod attestor 

Rich Stonebill Nots. Pub.cus 

Richard Cornell to Gersham Wodell 

Richard Cornell of Comebery upon Long-Island have 

received of Gersham Wodell in Portsmouth upon Rhod- 

Island satisfaction from all bills 2ith of June 1672 

Wit. Thomas Cornell Richard Cornell 

Lawrance Gonsalles 
[19] William Minnion to Edward Inman and John Mowry, 

William Minnion of Punkkipage Collony of the 

Massachusetts Bay have Freely given Edward 

Inman and John Mawry of Providence two Thousand 

acres bounds, lyinge from loquiset northward, the 

first bound is a chestnutt on the south marked on fower sides 
at the first indian Feild on Wessukkuttomsuk hill runninge a 
mile due North and then upon a line to Ummohtukkonit 
takeinge in all the Medow and soe to run to Nipsharuck, and 
soe to the Indians ground, and soe to a champ of pines called 
the Key, and soe to the springe called Wessukkattomsuk, to 
the chestnut tree above mentioned, and soe to the Patuket 
river Northward and on the end of the mill North to Patukit 

River Fourteen day of May 1666 

the marke X of William Minion 
the marke X of Joseph William 
Mynions Coson 
Wit. 

Daniell Abbott 

John Steere. 

William Manannion to Edward Inman. 

William Manannion Indian livinge at Punkapoge (alias 

paliene) Twenty pounds paid by Edward Inman 

late of Providence, hath given Five hundred acres 

bounded at Wewesapinset, and from thence upon a straight 
line to Umstococonnet, and from umetocconnet to the Midle 



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of a g^reat seader swamp to a Butten tree and from thence 
runs to Potucket river almost North there bounded by a 
walnutt tree, and these are the bounds of the last purchassed 

Lands comonly called Wansaakitt hill, thirteenth of 

May One Thousand six hundred and sixty & nine 

Wit. William Manannion X Marke 

Samuell Goston Junr 

Jonathan Blisse. 
[20] King- Philip to Edward Inman. 

Wee King Phillip Joseph Manannion Totoroms widdow 

named Kewapam & William Manannions Uncle called by the 

name of Jeffery Release unto Edward Inman 

of Providence thirteenth day of May one Thousand 

six hundred and sixty and nine 

Wit. King Phillips X marke 

Samuell Gorton Junr 

Jonathan Blisse. 
[21] Edward Inman to James Blakmor. 

Edward Inman & John Moory , yeomen have 

for -a Valuable Consideration paid by James Blak- 
mor and John Bukman of Rehoboth in New-Plymouth, 

a full sixt part of Land that wee bought of William 

Mininion Bounded as foUoweth, the first bounds beinge 

a chessnutt tree marked on fower sides at the first Indian 
Feild to the South on Wesukuttomsuk hill runninge a mile 
due north, and then upon a line unto Unmotaktonct, takeinge 
all the meddow and soe to run Nipsachuit and to the Indian 
ground, and soe to a clump of pines called the Key and soe 
to the spring at Wessuktonsuk and soe to the Wessuktonsuk 
to the chessnutt tree above mentioned, and soe to Patuckett 
River, tenth day of October one thowsand six hun- 
dred seventy and two. 

Wit. Edward Inman 
William Carpenter John Moory 
John Johnson 
[22] Edward Inman to James Blackmor and John Bukman 
Edward Inman yeomen paid by James Black- 



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mor and John Bukman of Rehoboth New-Plymoth 

sell a full sixt part purchased of William Minninion of 

Punkapoge the whole tract of Landed bounded at Wewe- 

supinsit, and from thence upon a straight line Ametococomett 
and from Ametococomet to the midle of a ^eat seader swamp 
to a Butten tree and from thence to Patukett River almost 
North three hundred by a walnutt tree, this Land comonly 

knowne by the name of Wansuket hill, tenth of October 

one thousand six hundred seventy two 

Wit. Edward Inman 

William Carpenter 

John Johnson 
[23] Edward Inman to William Bukland, 

Edward Inman and John Moory yeomen paid by 

William Bukland, Joseph Bukland, and Benjamin Bukland, 

of Rehoboth New-Plymoth a full sixt part of 

a tract of Land William Minionion sold Edward Inman 

and John Moory: the whole tract of Land that Edward 
Inman and John Moory purchassed is Bounded as foUoweth, 
the first bounds beinge a chesnut tree marked on fower sides 
at the first Indian Feild on the South, one Weskutomsuk 
hill runninge a mile due North and then upon a line unto 
Unmoktakconitt taking in all the meddow and soe to run to 
Nipshankuk, and to the Indians ground, and soe to a clump 
of pines called the Key and soe to the spring at Wesukuttom- 
suk, and soe Wesukuttomsuk to the chesnutt tree above- 
mentioned and soe to patuket River, tenth day of Octo- 
ber 1672 

Wit. Edward Inman 

William Carpenter John Mowry 

John Johnson 
[24] Edward Inman to William Bukland 

Edward Inman of Rhod-Island yeoman 

paid by William Bukland Joseph Bukland and Benjamin 

Bukland of Rehoboth New Plymoth a full sixt part 

of the Lands he purchassed of William Mininion 

the whole Tract of Land beinge bounded, at Wewesupin- 



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sit and from thence upon a straight line to amettococomet 
and from amettococomet to the midle of a great seader swamp 
to a Butten tree and from thence to patucket River, almost 
North there bounded by a walnutt tree this Land comonly 

Knowne by the name of Wansukett, hill tenth day of 

October in the yeare of Our Lord one thousand six hundred 
seventy & two Edward Inman 

Wit. 

William Carpenter 
John Johnson 
[25] Letter of aturney from John Alcock to John Williams.. 

Overseers and Guardians mr. John Alcock De- 

ceassed: considering accounts of severall Inhabi- 
tants of Block-Island hereby order John Wil- 
liams to demand full satisfaction of the several 

23th February 1668. 

Wit. 

John Leveret Wm Davis 
Peter X George his marke 
Edward Ball 

Richard Russell 
Ann Apalsgrave her marke 
Edward Rawson 
John Hull 
Thomas terry to John Acres. 

thomas terry of Block-Island yeoman paid by 

John Acres of Block-Island One hundred and Fifty 

acres of Land upon Block-Island, adjoyninge to the 

Land of Samuell Staple on the North on the sea to the South- 
west, and Joyninge to mr. Phillip Wharton on the South- 
Easterly exceptinge one acre and so to run East in the Land 
of Thomas Terry till it makes up the Complement of one 

hundred and Fifty acres, Fifth day of Aprill 1670 

Wit. Thomas Terry 

Lyman Ray 
Jno Williams 
John Acres to John Williams. 



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Received of John Acres of Block Island Twelve pound 

in sheepe and catle upon publick charges of halfe a share 

of Land that did belong to Edward Vose 30th of October 

1672 

Wit. X me John Williams 

Emanuell Woolsey 
hi. 

Turinut X Rose 
marke 

Edward Inman — ^John Mowry Land Recorded. 
Edward Inman and John Mowry both of provi- 
dence Right posession of Land by them purchased 

of -an Indian called William Minion, containinge two 

thousand acres lyinge from Logiussett Northward. The 

first bound is a chesnut tree, on the South marked on four 
sides, at the first Indian feild on Wessukkutomsuk hill run- 
inge a mile due North, and then upon a line to ummolutuk- 
konitt, takeinge in all the medow, and soe to run to Nipsha- 
ruck, and soe to the Indians ground, and soe to a champ of 
pines called the Key, and soe to the springe called Wessukka- 
tomsuk to the chesnutt tree above-named, and soe to the 
patuckitt river — Northward and on the end of the Mill north 

to patuckitt river, together with all dwellinge houses, 

Barnes, are hereby ratefied by law made 22th of May 

1662 fourth of February 1672 

John Sanford Recorder. 
[27] Wm. Dyre to Henry Dyre. 

WilHam Dyre of Newport Gent granted to 

my sonn Henry Dyre into that part of my Farme lyinge at 
the northerly and there of : to witt, from the Stone Ditch, as 
alsoe from the tree where my sonn Mahers Tobacco house 
stood, from the Cave to and by that tree upon an Equi dis- 
tante line from the said Stone Ditch downe unto and through 
the swamp unto mr, Coddingtons line by the brooke (the 

fence is equally devided) percell of Land.... so 

bounded with a free Egress ingress and regress to and through 



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the Land of my sonn Samuells but in case my sonn 

Henry should have Isue only Femailes then my sonn Samuell 

after the death of the said Henry shall Give one hundred 

and fifty pounds starllinge the eldest to have a double portion 
the rest an equall dividend of the Residue, but if only one 

all to her &c besides the Valluation of the. . . .houssinge 

.... .thereon built the Land to return to Samuell 

7th day of July 1670. William Dyre. 

Wit. 

The X marke off. 

Robert Spinke. 

John Furnell. 
[28] Award of John Easton to James Barker about Henry 
Palmer and Stephen Sebeere. 



Thirdly Wee do Award Stephen Sebeere shall acknowl- 

idge unto Henry Palmer done ronge unto him and his 

wife in sayinge that his wife is a witch 

Fourthly Wee do award. Henry Palmer, acknowlidge 

that he hath done Ronge in callinge Stephen Sebeere 

French dog and french Roug 19th day of Nov. 1672: 

John Easton 
James Barker 
Land Recorded of John Vahan. [Vaughn] 

John Vahan of Newport percell of Land 

containinge seventy-nine acres and two thirds of an acre 

bounded, Northward partly upon the Land of mr Joshia Cog- 
geshall and part upon the Comon Eastward upon the Comon, 
Southward upon the Comon and high-way westward upon 

the Sea, was purchassed Sixty acres of Ralph Earll 

thirteene acres of John Fairefeild six acres and two thirds of 

William Lytherland, together with all dwellinge 

houssis Ratified by a law of the 22th of May 1662 

this present i6th of Aprill 1673. 

[29] Land Recorded of John Vahan. 

John Vahan of Newport peaceable posession 

of Land lyinge in Newport Eight Acres 



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bounded North-wardly and Eastwardly upon the Comon 

South-wardly upon the Scoole Land Westwardly upon the 

Land of mr John Clarke, the Eight acres. . . .was part of 

it purchassed of mr Samuell Wilbore and part of Robert 

Bennitt Eight Acres with alL . . . .dwelHnge 

Ratefyed by the law of 22th of May 1662 i6th day of 

Aprill 1673. 

John Vahan to his sonn John Vahan. 

John Vahan of Newport yeoman sonn John 

Vahan grant Eight acres. . . .Newport. . . .bounded 

Northwardly and Eastwardly upon the Comon Southwardly 
upon the Scoole land Westwardly upon the Land of mr John 

Clarke with all the dwellinge or mansion houssis 

Barnes sixteenth day of Aprill 1673: 

Wit. John Vahan 

John Sanford X 

Tyler X Pearce his marke 

his marke 
[30] Land Recorded of Thomas Burgis 

Thomas Burgis of Newport two tracts 

one Containinge Forty-Fower Acres bounded on 

the East and South by Land of Robert Taylor, on the West 
by the Comon on the North by the Land of John Wood the 
other beinge a percell of meddow is lyinge in these meddowes 

comonly called Sachuest Meddowes and is bounded on 

the East or south-east by Robert Taylors on the south and 

westerly by a Creeke where the salt watter floes with all 

dwellinge or mansion housis According to a Law 

of the Collony made 22th of May 1662 Ratified 5th 

day of May 1673 

Richard Knight to Laurance Turner. 

Richard Knight of Newpt sum received sell 

unto Laurance Turner of the afore-said Towne Fower Acres 

of Land bounded on the West with the Land of 

Richard Knight, and to begin at a dead tree next to the Land 
of the said Laurance Turner at the South-west comer, and 
soe to Range to a Liveinge tree on the North-west Corner, 



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and from thence downe to the high-way as the fence runs 

which Fence the said Laurance Turner his heirs 

to maintaine forever and doth binde him selfe that if 

there Shall be any Damages or Trespass done through 

the Defect of the Fence he shall pay Duble Dam- 
ages to the grieved party provided the Lawrance 

have tenn daies warninge of the defects fifth day of 

December one thousand six hundred fifty and Eight. 

Wit. Richard Knight 

Will Jefferay 

Richard Bulgar 
[31] Richard Knight to Georg Kenrick 

Richard Knight of Newport sell unto Georg. 

Kenrick of Providence Twelve Acres Bounded 

to the North with certain Lands of James Weedens, on the 
East with the high-way that goeth to the Comon, on the 
south with the Land of Lawrance Turners and on the West 
with the Land of the said Richard Knight he Georg Ken- 
rick also is to leave out two Rods of the said Land lying next 

to James Weedens for a High-way, only for the use of 

Richard Knight, Georg Kenrick is to pay Twenty 

shillinge an acre two and Twentith day of December 

1656 

Wit. Richard Knight 

Will Jefferay 

Obadiah Hulme 

Georg Kenrick — Lawrance Turner. 

Twenty Eight Day of December one Thousand six: 

hundred sixty and three Georg Kenrick Lether dresser 

livinge in Newport for Valuable sum of mony 

Have sold unto Lawrance Turner Senr. Masson of New- 
port Land beinge bounded on the East with a High 

way that leadith into the Comon On the South with Land in: 
the posession of Lawrance Turner, on the West with the 
Land of Richard Knight, and on the North with a High-way 
of two Rod-wide, betwixt the afore-said Land and the Land 



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of James Weeden, with one Dwellinge house all out 

housing, Hovills, Barnes 

Wit. Georg Kenrick 

James Barker Jane X Kenrick 

John Cranston her marke 
[32] William Jefferays to Lawrance Turner. 
twenty second of March one Thousand six hun- 
dred Fifty and three or (54) sixty seven Rodd or pole 

in Length and fifty six Bredth beinge the Eastern part 

of the Lands of William Jefferays of Newport Bounded 

on East by the high-way betweene the Land of Clemant 
Weaver Senr. and the afore-said Lands on the South by a 

high-way that leadith to the Milne of Newport on the 

North by the Land of Richard Knight and on the West by 

the Land of mr William Jefferays sold to 

Lawrance Turner and Tobia Saunders both of Newport 

Wit. Will Jefferay 

Mordica X Cranett 
his marke 

Wm Lytherland 

Land Recorded of Lawrance Turner and Tobias Saunders. 

Lawrance Turner and Tobias Saunders both of 

Newport Land in Newport containinge in lenth sixty 

seven Rodds and in Bredth Fifty six Rodds bounded on 

the East, and South by high-waies on the West by Land now 
in the posession of Thomas Waterman formerly belonging to 
mr William Jefferay. North by the Land of the said Law- 
rance Turner, by him purchassed of Richard Knight 

together with Dwelling rights According to a Law 

made in this Collony the 22th of May 1662 Ratifyed 

29th Day of May 1673 

[33] Land Recorded of Lawrance Turner. 

Lawrance Turner of Newport sixteene Acres 

lyinge within Newport bounded North by the Land 

lately belonginge to James Weeden and two Rodds Reserved 
by Richard Knight for a high-way. East is bounded by a 
high-way, South — by the Land purchased by the said Turner 



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and Tobias Saunders of mr William Jefferay; West by the 
Land of Richard Knight, twelve Acres of the sixteene beinge 
purchased of Georg Kenrick, and fower Acres purchassed 

of Richard Knight Land with dwelinge 

Deed According a Law made in Collony the 22th of May 

1662 Ratifyed 29th day of May, 1673 

Koshkotap to Thomas Gould. 

Koshkotap sachim of bassuketukquage in Nanhygansett 

bay have sold unto Thomas Gould of Newport a little 

Island lyinge betweene Quononogutt and Rhod-Island called 
by the Indians aquepinoquk and by the English Goulds Island, 

and have received satisfaction for the same 28th of 

March 1657 

Wit. Koshkotap sachim of 

Georg Hamonde Bassuketukquage. 

John Sassumon his X marke 

Henry Timberleake 

The marke X of apoowatuk. 

Aquinaumpau to Thomas Gould. 
Aquinaumpau haveing been a planter three or four years 

upon Aquibinauke alias Goulds Island Resigne up my 

Right unto Thomas Gould 15th of May 1660 

Wit. Aquinaumpau X his 

Henry X Timberlake marke 

his marke 

Georg Hamonde 
[34] Thomas Gould to John Cranston 

Thomas Gould of Aquidnessett in the Narragansett 

cuntry Twentyf pounds me paid,....|by John 

Cranston of Newport Phisician Doe sell. a cer- 

taine Island comonly called Goulds-Island and by the 

Indians named Acqueebenawquck lyinge in the Narragansett 

Bay Twentieth Day of May 1673 

Wit. Thomas Gould 

John Sanford 

Richard Baily 



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l35] John Cranston — Deed Ratifyed. 

Captn John Cranston of Newport Phisician 

Beinge in full posession of the one halfe of 

that Island called Goulds Island by the English and by the 

Indians called Acqeebenawquk lyinge in the Narragan- 

sett Bay and between Rhod-Island and Quonogutt Island 

and whereas by Deed of Sale of Thomas Gould 

the other halfe of the said Island (after the Decease of 

Thomas Gould) shall belong unto the said Captn John 

Cranston Deed According to a Law made the 22th 

of May 1673 Ratifyed 8th Day of July 1673 

John Cooke to Robert Gibbs. 
John Cooke, of Portsmouth on Rhod-Island yeo- 
man, Twenty pounds to me paid Robert 

Gibbs (now Inhabittinge at punkatest in New Plymoth) 

Doe sell three fower parts of a share beinge 

In New Jersey at the place Comonly caled portapeage 

Fifteenth day of July 1673 

Wit. John Cooke 

John Sanford his X marke 

Francis X Brayton 
his marke 

Deed of John Cooke to Robert Gibbs anulled. 
This Deed mad from John Cooke unto me Robert Gibbs, 

sale beinge made voyde by mutuall agreement & the 

originall deed-Returned 24th of January 1674 

Wit. Robert Gibbs 

[36] Thomas Burge to 

Tho. Burge of Newport for Eleven 

pounds Five Shillings in New England Silver to me paid 

by John Cooke of Portsmouth sell the one sixt 

part of a whole share of Land Lyinge in Dart- 
moth New-Plymoth, at the places Comonly called 

Acushnett Ponagansett Acockssett and places adjacent in the 

said Towne-shipp both in uplands and Meddows To Bee 

Houldon of his Majtie of England as of his manner of 

East Greenwich in the County of Kent and not in Capitt 



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nor in Knights service by the Rents and services thereby due 

and Law accustomed Two and Twentith Day of August 

1671 

Wit. Thomas Burge 

John Sanford 

Richard Hart 

Joseph Anthony 
[37] Jonathan Atherton to Richard Smith. 

Jonathan Atherton of Dorchester Massachusetts Collony 

sonn and heire to Humphrey Atherton of Dor- 
chester Deceased For the sum of Fifty pounds mony 

in England, and one hundred pounds in New England Mony 

paid by Richard Smith of Narragnsett in the Kings 

province have sold unto Richard Smith 

Land lyinge souther-most in the great Neck Comonly Called 

Boston Neck in the Narragansett Cuntry adjoyninge to 

the harbour Comonly Called Pettacomscutt harbour, beinge 
a whole share of that purchase and is about seven hundred 

acres of Land now in the posession of George Croft my 

Tennant. Together with all houses, out-houses, Barnes, 

Stables, edeffices, gardens orchards Fences Comons three 

and Twentith day of July 1673 

Wit. Jonathan Atherton 

. . . .24th of July 1673 Jonathan 

Atherton owned the above written 

....William Coddington Dept. Go. 

Frances Brimley 
Richard Updick 
Edmund Oliver 

The marke of 
Elizabeth X Geratt 
[38] Richard Smith to Joseph Terry and Richard Baily. 

Richard Smith of Newport Mercht for a 

Valluable sume of mony paid by Joseph Terry and 

Richard Baily both of Newport Doe sell Four acres 



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lyinge at the pond side in Portsmouth second day of 

March 1671 



72 

Wit. Richd. Smith 

John Collins 

Francis Simson 
[39] Gersham Cob to Thomas Lawton. 

Gersham Cob of New-Plymouth for 

five pounds sta. to me paid by Thomas Lawton of ports- 
mouth in Rhod-Island doth sell All my 

Land at a place Comonly called puncketert Neck lyinge 

.....against Rhod-Island the said neck, Medowes 

belonginge unto the said neck which was given unto me 

by my Gran father James Hurst Deceassed with all 

wood, watters thereunto belonginge unto 

Thomas Lawton To be howlden of the King as of 

his manner of East Greenwich Fifth day of June 

1668 

Wit. Gersham Cob 

Thomas Doty 

John Smith X Senir 
his marke 

Wm. Crow 

Gersham Cob acknowlidged 

the above written 

Tho. Southworth Asist. 

[40] William Nelson to Thomas Lawton. 

William Nelson Senr. of New-plymoth for 

five pounds Starll paid by Thomas Lawton of Portsmouth 

on Rhod-Island Sell All Land that I have at a 

place Comonly called puncketest Neck and Medowes 

and the Court Grant by which I have Right to the said 

Neck To be Holden of the King as of his manner 

of East Greenwich in the County of Kent within the Rhelme 
of England fifth day of June 1668 



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Wit. William Nelson 

Thomas Doty Martha X Nelson 

John Smith X Senr her marke 

his marke 

Wim Crow 
William Nelson and Martha his 

wife acknowlidged the above-written 

Tho Southworth Asistant 

5th of June 1668. 
[41] Alice Bradford to Thomas Lawton. 

Alice Bradford Wid of New-Plymoth for. . . . 

five-pounds stall, to me paid by Thomas Lawton of 

Portsmouth Doth sell All Land that I have 

at a place Comonly called Puncketest Neck beinge against 

Rhod-Island To be Holden ofif the King as of his 

manner of East Greenwich in the County of Kent within the 
Rhelme of England in free and Comon Sottage, and not in 
Capitte, nor by Knights Service by the Rents and Services 
there of and thereout due and of Right Accustomed, to the 

only proper use and behoof e of Thomas Lawton 

fift day of June 1668. 

Wit. Alice X Bradford 

Jonathan Sparrow her marke 

Wim Crow. 

Mrs. AHce Bradford came before me & acknowleged 

the Above to be her Deed 

Thomas Southworth 

Asistant. 

William Crow to Thomas Lawton. 

William Crow of New-Plymouth for five 

pownds starll to me paid by Thomas Lawton 

have sold two Necks of Land that lyeth against 

Rhod-Island comonly called Punketest Neck and Sopowett 

Neck that is uplands or medow lands To be houlden of 

the King as of his manner in East Greenwich 

twelfth day of February one Thowsand six hundred sixty and 
eight 



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Wit. Wim Crow 

Jonathan Barnes 

Jaber Rowland 
[42] John Brigs to Thomas Lawton. 

John Brigs Senr of Portsmouth on Rhod-Island 

Yeoman for mony received from Thomas Law- 
ton doe sell two purchassers proportion of 

Land lyinge in the Neck of Land called Puncketest 

lyinge Eastwards of Rhod-Island To be Holden of his 

Majtie of England as of his manner of East Greenwich 

Nineteenth day of February 1668. 

Wit. John X Brig's Senr 

John Almy his marke 

Jos. Holderbe 

[43] Thomas Southworth of Plymouth five pounds 

to me paid by mr John Almy of Portsmouth on Rhod- 
Island Merchant doe sell all my share of 

Land Granted to the Towne of Plymoth afore-said bearinge 
date Anno Dom. one Thowsand six hundred Forty-nine lying 

over against Rhod-Island comonly called Punka- 

teaset and places adjacent both upland and Medow as it 

is bounded in the Record of the Court for the Jurisdiction of 

Plymoth bearinge date 1653 To be Holden of 

the King Eight of March 1668 

Wit. Thomas Southworth 

James Coal Senr 

Nathaniell Morton 

John Almy to Thomas Lawton. 

John Almy of Portsmo absolutely assigne this 

Inwritten Deed unto Thomas Lawton. . , . .Twentith day 

of September 1671 

Wit. John Almy 

his X marke 

Anthony Emry 

William Hall 
[44] Thomas Morton to John Almy. 
Thomas Morton. . . .of Plymoth yeoman that 



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for five pounds paid by mr John Almy of 

Portsmouth have sold All my share of Land 

granted to the Towne of Plymoth bearinge date Anno 

Dom one Thowsand six hundred forty nine lyinge over 

against Rhod-Island att a place called Punckateeset 

bounded in Record of the Court of New-Plymoth bear- 
inge date 1653, both devided and undevided, That which is 

Devided belonging unto me beinge the one halfe of a 

lott layd out to me and Richard Foster deceassed 

beinge in number the 35 lott To be Holden of the 

King Eight of March 1668 

Wit. The X marke of 

James Coal Senr. Thomas morton 

William Bassitt 

John Almy to Thomas Lawton. 

John Almy of Portsmo have received full 

satisfaction for promisses contained in Deed, 

And doe surrender the same unto Thomas Law- 
ton Twentith day of Septr 1671. 

Wit. John Almy 

The X marke of 
Anthony Emry 

William Hall. 
[45] Andrew Ringe to John Almy. 

Andrew Ringe of Plymoth for five pounds 

to me paid by mr John Almy of Portsmouth 

doe sell all my share off certaine Tract of 

Land granted to the Towne of Plymoth bearinge Date 

Anno Dom. -one Thowsand six hundred Forty nine, lyinge 

over against Rhod-Island at a place comonly called 

Punckateeset as it is bounded in the Record of the Court 

for the Jurisdiction of Plymoth bearinge date 1653 one 

halfe a lott layd out to me and Gabill Stallowell 

beinge in number the Eight lott. To be Holden of the 

King as of manner of East Greenwich Ei^ht day of 

March 1668 



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'Wit. Andrew Ring 

Georg Watson 

James Browne 

Andrew Ring Acknowlidged the above-written before 

me Thomas Southworth Assistant 

John Almy to Thomas Lawton 
John Almy of Portsmouth have received full satis- 
faction of Thomas Lawton. ... .for promisses contained 

in the inwritten deed and surrender the same 

Twentith day of September 1671. 

Wit. John Almy. 

his X marke 

Anthony Emry 

William Hall 
[46] John Jourdaine to Thomas Lawton. 

John Jourdaine of Plymouth Taylor for 

sum of five pounds and odd mony to me alredy paid by 

Thomas Lawton of portsmo Doe sell all my 

share of Land granted to Plymoth bearinge date 

one Thowsand six hundred forty nine lyinge over 

against Rhod-Island at a place comonly called 

Punckatessett bounded in the Record of court for the 

Jurisdiction of Plymoth bearinge date 1653 one 

halfe of a lott....layd out unto me and Jacob Cooke 

beinge in Number the one & thertith Lott To be Holden 

of the King as of his manner of East Greenwich 

eight of March 1668 

Wit. the marke 

James Browne of John X Jourdaine 

Georg Watson 

John Jourdan acknowlidged the above 

Thomas Southworth Assistant 

Samuell Dunham to John Almy. 

Samuell Dunham of Plymoth planter for 

fewer pounds to me paid by mr John Almy of Portsmoth 

yeoman, doe sell a certaine Tract of Land 

granted to Plymoth bearinge date one Thow- 



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sand six hundred forty nine lyinge over against Rhod Island 

at a place comonly called Punckateeset 

bounded in the Record of the Court for the Jurisdiction of 

Plymoth bearinge date of 1653 beinge one halfe of a lott 

layd out to John Dunham Senior my father late de- 
ceased and my brother Jonathan his sonn beinge in Number 

the seventeenth Lott my Father his halfe thereof 

given unto me To be Holden of the King as of his 

manner of East Greenwich Eight of March 1668. 

Wit. Samuell Dunham 

Georg Watson 
Jabez Rowland. 

The marke of X Abigail Dunham sole 

Executrix of John Dunham her 

husband 

the marke of 
Benem X Prat 
Daniell Dunham 

Abigail Dunham Acknowlidged above before me 

Tho. Southward Asistant 
[47] John Almy to Thomas Lawton. 

John Almy of Portsmouth have received full 

satisfaction of Thomas Lawton for all premisses 

in this within written Deed, and doe surrender the 

same Twentith Day of September 1671 

Wit. John Almy 

his marke 
Anthony X Emry 
William Hall. 
[48] John Richard to John Almy. 

John Richard of New-Plymoth in the Collony of 

New-Plymoth for sum of five pounds starll 

paid by John Almy doe sell all Land that 

I have in a neck of Land comonly called Punketest Neck 

lyinge against Rhod-Island beinge the one halfe of the 

Seventh Lott and is Eleven acres To be Holden as of 

the King as of his manner of East Greenwich 



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Eighth day of June one Thowsand six hundred seventy one. 
Wit, John Richard 

John Miller 

Wm. Crowe 
Acknowlidged before Tho. prence Govo. 

John Almy to Thomas Lawton. 

John Almy of Portsmouth have received full 

satisfaction of Thomas Lawton for all promisses 

contained in deed Twentith day of September 

1671 

Wit. John Almy 

his X marke 

Anthony Emry 

William Hall 
[49] Randall Houlding to Anthony Paine. 

June 2th! 1645 Randall Houlding of Portsmouth in 

the Nanhigansett bay.. ...doe sell unto Anthony Paine of 
the same Towne one percell of Land containinge one hundred 

Acres butting to the North upon the Mill Swamp neer 

unto Portsmouth, borderinge to the south upon the 

Lands of Ralph Earll — and the Lands of John Roome close 
adjoyninge to the East of the afore-said hundred acres bor- 
dering to the West upon the Lands of William Freeborne. . . . 
Wit. Randall Houldon 

John Warner 

William X James 
marke 

Joseph Wilbore 

Rose Weeden to Mathew Greenell. 

Rose Weeden of Portsmo for the sum of 

Therty pounds doe sell unto Mathew Greenell 

of the Same Towne a certaine percell of Land Fifty 

and three acres beinge within the Bounds of Ports- 
mouth being bounded westerly with Land late in the 

posession of Nathanill Browninge, Northerly and Southerly 
by the Comon, Easterly by the Land of Mathew 



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with housinge, seventeenth day of December 

one Thowsand six hundred seventy and three 
Wit. Rose X Weeden 
John Heath her marke 
William Hall 
[50] John Paine to Sarah Hannah and Anna Paine. 
Jno Paine of Boston Mercht upon mar- 
riage with Sarah Parker did receive a Considerable 

Estate by the Gift of my Father in Law Richard Parker 

of Boston Genta and Did Give unto my 

wife a certaine Estate in Lands and housses for her 

and my thre children Sarah Hannah and Anna Paine 

before it was delivered it pleassed God, sixteen 

hundred Sixty Six January 25th to take my wife unto 

him Selfe L . . . .Request Nathanill Paine of Reho- 

both in Plymoth and Joseph Taynter of Watertowne 

Mattachussetts in trust to accept this Estate 

but for the Sole use of these thre children 

and theire next heires I Have Given, unto 

Joseph Taynter and Nathanill Paine Yeomen That 

Norther-most part of Prudence Island poyntinge towards 
Providence and soe Runninge Southerly to the fence goeinge 

Cross the Island devidinge between the Lands Lett unto 

John Smith, and those lett unto William Allin, The Bay 

or waters surrowndinge it on all other sides containinge 

six hundred Acres with buidings it is in, 

the power of me upon the payment of Three Thousand 

pounds of Mony of New England to the use of my thre 

children to purchass the above Lands Twenty 

day of July sixteen hundred sixty and nine. 
Wit. Jno. Paine 

Ed Page and Willia. Howard. 

In pressence of John Smith John Snooke and 

William Allin 19th August 1673 

John Smith X his marke 
William Allin 

John Snook X his marke 



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[52] Mathew West — Land Recorded. 

Mathew West of Newport Taylor, beinge 

in posession of a certaine percell of Land contain- 

inge Forty Acres lyinge within the bounds of New- 
port, and bounded Northwardly by the land of John 

Crandall, Southwardly by the land of John Thornton, East- 

wardly and Westwardly by the Comon which said Land 

formerly belonged unto John Roe and Edward Browse, 

with all Dwellings or mansion houses Barnes, Outhouses, 

Fenceings, Gardens, Orchyards This Deed doth 

declare hereby Ratifyed accordinge to a Law made 

the 22th of May 1662 Recorded 28th day of March 

1674 

John Sanford. 

Thomas Ward — Land Recorded. 

Thomas Ward of Newport Merchant beinge 

in posession of a percell of Land Containeinge 

tenn Acres within the bounds of Newport, 

is bounded North and West partly by a Ditch beteene 

the Land of William Coddington Esquir. and the said Land 

and partly by the Comon, on the South, by the Lands of 

Captn John Cranston, on the East by a certaine peice of 

Comon called Bakers Swamp, which Land was by 

Thomas Ward purchassed of Mary and William Timberlake., 

All which Land with all dwelHnge or mansion 

houses, Barnes, Out-houses, Fences, Gardens Orchards 

This doth declare hereby Ratifyed according to 

a law made May 22, 1662 17th of June 1674 

John Sanford 

[53] Joseph Wise to Deacon William Parke. 

Joseph Wise of Roxbury in the County of Suffolke in 

New-England for Twenty five pound in mony & 

come & catle paid by Deacon William Parke of the 

Towne abovesd doth hereby sell the 

halfe part of six hundred Acres of Arable Land medow 

& pasture beinge in the Towneshipp of Providence butted 

by the Land of Thomas Borden North, by the Land of Henry 



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Fowler South by the Land of Hugh Bluett East by the Towne 

land West, which sd. six hundred acres the said Wise 

purchassed of William Feild & Henry Fowler the moety 

hereby convayed is one halfe of six hundred acres if it 

be more, or 300 acres certaine, if the same be less and to 

be the Northerly end of Tract to be devided 

by an Easterly lyne before the first of October next, at fower- 

teen daies warninge seventh day of June one Thow- 

sand six hundred seventy one. 

Joseph Wise (Senr.) 

there is a mistake in the South bounds being said upon 

the land of Henry Fowler it must be said in the Records 
upon the Land of Joseph Wise Senr. which is soe agreed 

upon by Joseph Wise And Samuell Williams for his 

father Deacon William Park 

Wit. Joseph Wise Senr. 
Thomas Harris Senr. Samuell Williams, 
the marke of 
John X Allin 
Joseph Dardley 
Tobias Davis 
the said William Park is to have the one halfe of Privi- 
leges in Providence which Joseph Wise pur- 
chassed of mr John Sayles the sd purchasser shall have 

noe more meddow than lyes exactly on northerly side of 

lyne 

Joseph Dudley 

Nathanill Seuer 

[54] Thomas Gould to John Cranston 

Thomas Gould of Aquednessett in the Narragansett 

Cuntry did by a Deed of Bargaine bearinge 

date the Twentith day of May 1673 sell Unto John 

Cranston of Newport physician the Island called Goulds 

Island and by the Indians named Acqueebenawquck 

beinge in Narragansett Bay only Reserveinge unto my 

selfe the one halfe of Island For the Tearme of my 

Naturall life for Valuable satisfaction unto me 



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paid twelfth day of May 1674 

Wit. Thomas Gould 

Joseph Toney 
Ireh Bull 
Richard Baily 
[55] John Cranston — Land Recorded. 

Captn. John Cranston of Newport phisician by 

Due purchass from Thomas Gould of Aquednes- 

sett beinge in posession of a certaine Island lyinge 

betweene Rhode-Island and Quononoqutt, and 

Knowne to the English by the Name of Goulds-Island, to the 

Indians Aqueebenaquck now every part of 

Island beinge within posession of Captn John 

Cranston with all Dwelling or mansion houses Barnes 

Orchyard premisses according to a Law made 

the 22th of May 1662 are hereby Ratifyed 

Recorded 24th day of June 1674 

William Weeden — Land Recorded 

William Weeden of Newport beinge in 

posession of Land lyinge within Newport sixty 

Acres bounded Northwardly by the Land of Joseph Card, 

Eastwardly partly upon a drift Way to the Land of Joseph 
Card, partly upon Land of James Rogers and partly upon the 
mill pond ; Southwardly upon the Land of John Bliss and 
Westwardly partly upon the Land of Joseph Torrey and 
partly upon the Land of mr Bendedict Arnold Only this is 
Reserved for publick use the Liberty of a Driftt-way two 
Rodd wides through the said Land for all persons that have 

occassion to pass that way to and from Newport, All 

of the Land with all Dwellinge or Mansion housis, 

Barnes, Orchards, Gardens and all Rights 

according to a Law made the 22th of May 1662 are 

hereby Ratifyed Recorded 30th day of June 1674. 

John Sanford 
[56] Joseph Card — Land Recorded. 

Joseph Card of Newport beinge in Law- 
full posession of Land lyinge within Towne 



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of Newport containinge Sixty acres bounded, Eastwardly 

partly by the Land of James Rogers, and part upon the Mill 
river Southwardly partly upon the land of William Weeden 
and part upon the Land of Mr Benedict Arnold Westwardly 
partly upon the said mr Arnolds land, part upon the high- 
way and part upon tenn Acres of Land given to Jo Card and 
now in the posession of his mother — Northwardly partly upon 
the said tenn Acres and part upon the Land of mr. Peleg 

Sanford or mr William Brenton with all dwellinge or 

mansion houses, Barnes, Orchards, Gardens All 

promisses according to a Law made the 22th of May 

1662 are hereby Ratifyed Recorded first day of July 

1674 

John Sanford 

Agreement betweene Walter Clarke and Mrs. Francis 

Vahan 
Articles of agreement betweene Walter Clarke of New- 
port and his mother mrs Francis Vahan agreed 

upon also by the Gaurdians of Walter Clarke (his 

brother in law) mr Barker and Captn Cranston Walter 

Clarke hath setled upon him the dwellinge 

house where in mrs francis Vahan now lives with the yards 

Garden and Orchard and the grass plat which lyeth next 

to the sea before the house, and the Barne with the litle barne 
Feild, and great Barne Feild, and the ground comonly called 
the Meddowes buttinge upon mr Eastons ground, mr Brentons 
Ground lately bought of Goodman Champlin. Goodman 

Clintons Land and mr Arnolds ; and sixty acres 

lyinge by Marmaduke Wards Land: Which houseing and 

Woods is declared to be the Inheritance of 

Walter Clarke the halfe of the house comonly called 

the Stronge Walter house, wherein Goodman Moone 

now lives with the Land thereto belonginge is to be sold by 

mrs Francis Vahan to pay debts: the Land called 

the farme buttinge upon mrs. Coggeshalls Farme, and Good- 
man Bulls with the swamp buttinge upon Goodman Bulls, and 
Marmaduke Wards meddows, is to remaine with the 



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said mrs. Francis Vahan for she and the rest of the 

children, which she had by her husband Captn Jeremiah 

Clarke The houseinge which Captn Cranston now Hves 

in with the Land is to be Captn Cranstons The 

Land which mr Arnold bought of Captn Clarke is to be 

confirmed by Deed from Walter Clarke 

Eighteenth of January 1656 

Signed by Francis Vahan John Cranston Gardian 

James Barker Gardian Walter Clarke 
[57] John Clarke to Richard Smith. 

John Clarke of Newport phisician For 

the Sum of Twenty pounds starling unto me paid by 

Richard Smith of Newport Merchant, doe sell 

Land lyinge in Newport and late in 

the posession of Francis Binley bounded on the 

north by Land now in the posession of me , on 

the West by the Sea or harbour of the said Towne of New- 
port, and on the South and East by certaine high-waies, the 

said land granted Exetndinge from the said Land now in 

my posession on the North untill it come fower foot to the 
Southward of the Warehouse thereon Erected, on the South 

where it meets with the highway belonginge to the said 

Towne, and is in bredth from the Land belonginge unto 

me on the North to the high-way on the South fifty fower 

Foott seven and Twentith day of April 1674 

Wit. John Clarke 

John Salmon 

Richard Baily 
[58] Samuell Wilbore to Hannah Clarke. 

Samuell Wilbore of Portsmouth of Rhode Island 

there was Granted and layd out to me By order of 

the free-Inhabitants of the said Towne for which the Treas- 
urer is paid a certaine percell of Land beinge 

Sixty-two Acres beinge within the Towne-shipp 

of portsmo bounded southwardly with the 

Land of Thomas Lawton and William Freeborne East- 
wardly with a high-way between the said Land and 



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Burtons Lands, and a high-way betweene the said Land 
and Ralph Cowlands land, Eastwards Northerwardly with 
a hig-way between the said Land and Gyles Slocums 

Lands Westwardly with the Comon, doe Give, 

my Daughter Hannah Wilbore alias Hannah 

Clarke, and to my sonn in law Latham Clarke her Hus- 
band Twenty day of Aprill 1666. 

Wit. Samuell Wilbore 

Caleb Arnold 

Margrit Porter 

Receipt for mony paid by Samuell Wilbore 
Where as it is ordered that for every acre of Land that is 

impropriated two shills. is to be paid in to the Treasury 

have Received of Samuell Wilbore six pounds Eight Shillings 

for sixty fower Acres Layd out to him on this side 

mr Sanfords Received by me 2rt of Aprill 1658 

6 £ -0-0 

William Baulston Treasurer 
for Portsmouth 
[59] Samuell Wilbore to Latham Clarke. 

Samuell Wilbore of Portsmo. on Rhode-Island doe 

give my, son in law Latham Clarke three 

peeces of Land Contaninge in the whole Five hundred 

Acres beinge in the Narragansett Cuntry or Kings 

Province, is part of Land there of which I 

with others are a Joynt purchasser , one per- 

cell of the said five hundred acres granted being© a 

house lott lyinge at Pettacomscutt containinge Therty 

acres bounded on the South by the Minnerall land on 

the West by a high way on the North by Land now in the 

posession of me and on the East by a high-way or foot 

path, an other percell of the said five hundred acres con- 

taineth Two hundred and Twenty acres and is the 

one halfe of fower hundred and forty acres granted unto me 
by the purchassers lyinge about a mile & a halfe Northerly 

from Pettacomscutt the other halfe beinge my sonn in 

law Caleb Arnolds which I have given unto him, the said 



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fower hundred and forty acres to be Equally devided 

both upland and Meddow between my sonns in law- 
Latham Clarke and Caleb Arnold, Latham Clarke is to 

have the first choyce and the Remainder of the said five hun- 
dred acres is Two hundred and Fifty acres, being the 

half of five hundred acres granted unto me by the purchassors 
but not as yett Layd out, the other half beinge my Sonn in 
law Caleb Arnolds which I have given unto him, the said 

five hundred acres last mentioned to be Eaqually 

devided both upland and meadow between my sonns in 

Law Latham Clarke and Caleb Arnold, Caleb Arnold is 

to have the first choyce: fourteenth day of October 1671 

Wit. Samuell Wilbur 

John Heath 

William Correy 
[60] John Greene to Thomas Lawton. 

John Greene Junr of Warwick have sold unto 

Thomas Lawton of Portsmouth on Rhode Island Six hundred 

acres of upland beinge appointed by the purchassers 

of Warwick to be layd out for me as yett undevided I 

have sold the said Land lyinge at the Southwest end of War- 
wick for the sum of sixteen pounds 28th day of 

November 1654 

Wit. John Greene Junr. 

Mathew Bridgman 

Thomas Greene. 

Agreement between Thomas Lawton and John Almy. 
Puckatest, the 17th day of March 1673 

Mutually agreed between Thomas Lawton and 

John Almy both beinge proprietors and part owners of 

the neck of land called punckatest, there hath been 

difference between Lawton and Almy in Refiferance to 

their claimes in the said Neck of Land, Almy 

hath had of Lawton some hundreds of Rayles and a 

Carte the same are acquited And for the 

Future Lawton is to have and make use of for 



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seven yeares from the date here of the Sixt 

part of Punckatest 

Wit. Thomas X Lawton 

Constant Southworth his marke 

John Sanford. John Almy 

John Champlin releaces Negro Salmerdore. 

thirtith day of March John Champlin heire to 

John Card Deceased did declare that he gave his Negro 

Salmerdore his Freedom forever Newport on Rhode 

Island Walter Clarke Asistant. 

[6i] Joseph Carpenter to Abyah Carpenter 

Joseph Carpenter of Muskeeto Cove In Longe-Island 

within the CoUony of James Duke of Yorke, have 

made an Exchainge of Lands with my Brother in Law Abyah 

Carpenter of Pawtuxet in Rhode-Island Collony Lands 

which I Exchainge is all Lands and Comonage 

which Fell to me by my wife from her father, And alsoe 

a therd part of my Lands which lyeth betweene Paseaunsa 

Cove and Pawtuxett River, And Five pounds Oyster 

bay Eight day of June one Thowsand Six hundred 

Seventy & three 

Wit. Joseph Carpenter 

Matthias Harvy 

Nathanill Coles. 

Edward Robinson to Samuell Billing. 

Feb. the twenty thurd one Thowsand Six hundred 

Eight Edward Robinson of Newport for Valuable 

Consideration sold unto Samuell Billing of Newport 

Land lyinge within Newport neare the line 

tetweene Newport and Portsmouth Contaninge Eight 

acres one thurd lyinge on the North side the Land of 

Samuell Billinge yt was bought of Thomas Wood, bounded 
on the East by the Comon Seventeen pole to a small shrub 
oake, on the North by the Comon fower score pole to a small 
"black oake beinge marked for the two Corner trees on the 
North side all which Land granted me by the 



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« 

Towne of Newport 

Wit. Edward 

Richard Tew his X marke 

Tames Barker Robbyson 

Edward Smith and James Barker — bounds changed. 

January 27 at a quarter meetinge it was Ordered upon 

a Request of mr Richard Tew that mr Edward Smith and mr 
James Barker should remove the bounds of the land bought 

of Wood leaving out as much at the North-east corner 

as they take in from the Comon at the North-west corner. 

X me Marke Lucar To. Gierke 

to certify. . ^ . .that accordinge to order made the 27th 

of January 1657 wee have taken 31 Rod from the North-east 
corner of Mr Tews land and laid out 31 Rod to the North- 
west corner, this 2 of February 1657 

Edward' Smith 
James Barker 
[62] William Brenton to Thomas Ginings. 

19th of March one Thowsand six hundred Fifty 

nine William Brenton of Newport Marcht, for full 

satisfaction hath sold unto Thomas Ginings of 

Portsmouth on Rhode Island Eight Acres in 

Portsmouth bounded on the South by the land of 

Thomas Ginings lately Gyles Slocums Land, On the North by 
the land of Henry Pearcy lately Nicholas Brownes land, on 

the East and West by the Commo with all 

houses fenceings, 

Wit. William Brenton 

William Baulston 

WiUiam Dyre Senr. 

Thomas Ginings Senr to Thomas Ginings 

Thomas Ginings Senr of Portsmouth on Rhode Island 

doe for One hundred pounds starll make over 

unto my sonn Thomas Ginings my Now dwellinge house and 

sixteen acres of Land sixteen day of July 1674 

Wit. the marke X of Thomas 

Peter Talman Ginings Senyor 

Richard Bulgar 



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I ann Ginings aprove of all the 

above 

Ann Ginings 
[63] Richard Smith to John Brigs. 

Richard Smith of Narragansett for Twenty 

five pounds received from John Brigs of Narragansett 

have sold the land formerly belonginge to Rubin 

Willis which I bought in England from his father and Mother 

William and Sussanah Hixe havinge order from Rubin 

Willis to make sale of same, it lyinge in Narragansett 

Cuntry contaninge Fifty seven Acres bounded on 

the East by five-hundred acres of Land not layd out as it is 
in the North ward purchass, On the West bounded by the 
Comon, on the North with the high-way, on the South by the 

lands of Samuell Waite, Eleventh day of January 

1672 

Wit. Richd Smith 

Henry X Teeppitts 
his marke. 

John Greene 
[64] Awawsunks Sachim to James Barker & Caleb Carr 

Awaswunks Sachim Squa of Surronet and Wawwee- 

yowitt her husband, and Amos alias Samponock their sonn, 
for Sixty pounds starllinge paid by James Bar- 
ker Senior and Caleb Carr Senior both of Newport have 

sold their Land lyinge at Succonett whei- 

ther upland, meddow, pasture, wood-grounds, Marches, 

Creeks, Coves, Watterings, Wayes, Nine & twen- 

tith day of September One Thowsand six hundred 

seventy Power 

Wit. Awawsucks X her marke 

John Greene Amos X alias Samponock 

Tho Jefifery 

Machemowenin X alias his marke 

Interpreter his marke George the Indian 

James Sweet 

Interp X his marke 



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Thirtieth day of Septem: 1674 Awassuncks and Sampoo- 

nock her son owned the above-written Newport 

Walter Clarke Asist. 

This Record not a true Coppy Truly Recorded in 

the 69th page of this Booke. 

[65] Joseph Carpenter to Stephen Arnold. 

Joseph Carpenter of Muskeata Cove neer Oyster Bay on 

Long Island Formerly Inhabitant on the south of Paw- 

tuxet River within Warwick For mony 

paid me by my uncle Stephen Arnold of Pawtuxet 

within Towne-shipp of Providence Have with 

consent of my Father WilHam Carpenter of Paw- 
tuxet doe sell unto uncle Stephen Arnold, 

one halfe of all my Lands on the South side 

of Pawtuxet river, Exceptinge only my dwellinge house, 

lott and pasture and meddow adjoyninge to it beinge at 

the place of the Pawtuxet River called the wadeinge 

place lyinge on the north side and west end of a Cove 

comonly called Paseunkett Cove (within Towne- 
shipp of Warwick ) all within a fence and on a Neck 

reachinge Eastward to a place called Shuppaquansett, the 

southern part boundinge with the Paseunkett Cove, The 

Genl. fence boundinge the West-em part of the Land 

and the Northern part bounded by Land of Stephen 

Arnold And alsoe halfe of all the meddow which 

William Carpenter bought of Mathias Harvie formerly 

of Warwick which is scittuate on the head and 

on the North side of paseunkett Cove it reaching to and 

takeinge a place called Shuppaquonsett. Alsoe one halfe 

of a Corne mill standing upon Pawtuxet River and 

at the Falls of the River together with the furniture 

belonginge and one halfe of the dwellinge house belonginge 

to the mill, as alsoe a percell of meddow adjoyninge to 

the mill and dwelling house lyinge Westward from 

mill and dwelling house it boundinge on the south part with 

the Pawtuxet River, and on the North part with a Lott 

belonginge to the heires of Zachary Roades formerly 



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of Pawtuxett, the Mill dwelling house and meddow 

is on the North side of the Pawtuxet River within 

Towne-shipp of Providence. Alsoe one acre of Land 

beinge from the Pawtuxett River and at the East end 

of William Carpenter his Six Acre share of Land 

lyinge in that Land called Pawtuxet great Neck, and is 

the Sixt Lott Northward from the Pawtuxett Falls, Alsoe 

fower Shares of Land in Pawtuxett little Neck, which 

Neck is on the Eastward and Northward side of the 

mouth of Pawtuxett River at the Isuinge of the 

River into the sea; The which Fower shares of Land 

was posessed with by my Father William Carpenter, 

each one Contaninge one acre and a quarter a 

peece three of them lyinge together in one percell bound- 
ing on the North with the Land of Stephen Arnold one 

the South with Land belonginge to the heires of Zachariah 

Roades on the West with meddow belonginge to the 

Surviver of Richd Watterman formerly of Providence, 

and on the East with the Salt River, the other share lyinge 
more southward and boundinge on the north part, with the 

Land of William Arnold of Pawtuxet and on the south 

with Land belonging to the heires of Zechariah Roades on the 
East part with the salt water on the West with the River that 

runneth from the Falls I Binde my selfe 

at all times to save Stephen Arnold from any claime 

which may arise through Hannah my now 

wife second day of September One Thousand six 

hundred seventy Fower. 
Wit. 

Silas Carpenter 
William Carpenter junr 

William Carpenter of Pawtuxet 

Doe assent unto the above-said 

Joseph Carpenter 
William Carpenter Senr. 
The marke of X Ana 
Carpenter 



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[6y] Stephen Burton to Francis Brayton 

Stephen Burton (Eldist sonn of Stephen Burton of 

London Merchant.) sonn and heire unto the deceased mr. 

Thomas Burton late of Portsmouth on Rhode-Island 

I by due right from my Father 

Stephen Burton by deed all the lands formerly 

belonginge to my Gran father Thomas Burton, 

and for three pounds five shillings New-England silver, 

to me paid by Francis Brayton of Portsmouth Senr 

doe sell, Land formerly belonginge unto my 

Gran father, given and granted unto him by the freemen 

of Portsmouth, fower Acres lyinge within the 

said Towne on the hill side and over against the Comon pound 

bounded North, East, and South by the hig-way and 

Comon and Westerly by the land now in the posession of John 

Archer, fower and Twentith day of July — 1671 

Wit. Stephen Burton 

John Anthony 
John Sanford 
Joseph Anthony 

wee were personally present and did see 

mr Stephen Burton make delivery of land 

unto Lt. Francis Brayton by turff and twig 

24th of July 1 67 1 

John Anthony John Sanford 
John X Cooke Joseph Anthony 
his marke 
[68] John Greene to William Carpenter. 

John Greene Junr Warwick Have sold unto 

William Carpenter of Pawtuxet in Providence all my 

right in the little neck of Land layinge below Pawtuxet Falls, 

all my right in that place comonly called the Vinyard, 

alsoe my right of Land as yett undevided from Packas- 

sett river Eastward downe to the Sea together with all the 

previleges of water 20th of November 1658 

Wit. John Greene 

Ezekel Holyman 
his X marke 
Christopher Unthanke 



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[69] Awawsunck to James Barker and Caleb Carr. 

Awawsunck Sachim Squa of Succonett and Wawwee- 

yowitt her husband and Amos alias Samponock their sonn 

for sixty pounds Starling paid by James 

Barker Senior and Caleb Carr Senior both of Newport 

have sold all our Land Lyinge at So Succonett 

be it upland, meddow, pasture, wood grounds, marshes, 

with all Creeks, coves, waterings waies nine 

and Twentith day of September One Thousand six hun- 
dred and seventy four 
Wit. 

John Greene 

Tho Jefferay 

Machemowenin 

Interpreter X alias George 

his marke the Indian 

James X Sweet Interpreter 
his marke 

Awawsuncks X her marke 
Wawweeyowit X husband of 
Awawsuncks his marke 
Amos X alias Samponack 
his marke 

On the 30th day of September 1674 Awawsuncks and 

Sampononck her sonn owned the above written 

Newport Walter Clarke Asist. 

[70] Cakochawhunt to James Barker and Caleb Carr. 

Cakochawhunt alias Simon Eldist sonn of Awawsuncks 

Sachim Squa of Suaconett whereas my Mother Awaw- 
suncks with my Father Wawweeyowitt and my Brother 

Samponock alias Amos did sell unto James Barker 

and Caleb. Carr all Land belonginge unto them 

lyinge at Succonett I doe willingly consent 

to Deed sixth day of November One Thousand six 

hundred seventy and four 

Wit. Cakechawhunt X alias Simon 

John Greene his marke 

Tho. Jefiferay 



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[/i] Wm Dyre — conserning High Wayes. 
High Wayes Layd out by mr Nicholas Easton mr John Clarke 
and my selfe 

In the Towne of Each Side the eight rod Lotts a way of 6 
poles wide with a way of 2 rod wide between each fower. 
A High-way of 2 rod wide as farr as Gardners house lott 
and then one from the water side up to over against Havi- 
lands house soe to mr Coggeshalls farme A way crossinge 
the way by Tobies house lott up to the way that goes to mr 
Brentons farme principally layd out for the accommodation 
of the Land that did accomodate the house Lotts from Harry 
Bulls house Lott to the said way An other drift way up to 
the Southmead Medows of 2 poles wide Running 2 poles be- 
tween Robinsons Lott and Jefifereys lott 

An other high-way from the Entrance of mr Coggeshalls 
farme to goe to castle hill and soe leadinge to all the Lands 
and Comons upon the neck wch. way was layd out by us to 
the brooke that came downe by Aplegates plaine the rest is 
not detirmined as yett where to runn — A Highway from the 
Towne layd out of 2 poles wide to Wi. Dyres Farme and soe 
to lead to the lands on the north side of the Towne virt the 
medows, mr Coddingtons Cow-pasture the Artillery Garden 
mr Clarkes land and Willia. Dyres Land, and soe by Wim. 
Dyres medow ; a way into the land that the said Dyre bought 
of Aplegate to fetch off the wood of that land for the Townes 
use which Land was layd forth by Captn Clarke and mr 
Robert Jefferays as alsoe by them was the wood reserved and 
the way appointed only for that use 

A High-way appointed, from the Towne at the Corner of mr 
Barkers Yz acre lott to goe to the grass and medows in the 
pond and to the beach wich way way was 2 pole wide to run 
along betweene the Land of mr Coggeshall, Clarke, Jeffereys 
on the west side, and the land layd out to mr Easton and 
others on the East side 

A High-way betweene the Lott of John Lawrance, and Mar- 
maduke Ward of 2 pole wide leadinge to mr Coddingtons 
lands, only the way betweene Wilbor land and Bakers, and 



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Richardsons was above 6 pole to goe to Wanemetonony hill 
and soe by the foot of the hill into mr Coddingtons farme, 
and soe through that to the Lands layd out at Earlls wigg- 
wam comonly calld Pocassett high way 

A High-way at the east end of Wards land to goe by mr 
Brentons land to green end and the lands layd forth that way, 
and soe a highway of lo pole broad to the said mill brook soe 
for as these lands were layd out to Greenman &c, and from 
that way was another way to goe downe to the mill. 
A hie way appointed to goe from out the Night Comon 
through mr Brentons farme to the Mill for 2 Rod wide, and 
the be layd out where was most convenient for horse or cart. 
A hie-way appointed and layd out to go up by mr Fosters 
house lott to mr Bracys farme and to the lands layd out on 
the South and Eastern side there of and a drift way appointed 
to South Mead Medows as proper only therto. 
A hie way layd up from the Mill to Joseph Clarkes and soe- 
on the fore side of those lands downe to the Comon beyond! 
mr Barkers that on the east side of the Brooke being about 
20 pole at the North end thereof Cross the way from the Mill 
at the end of mr Brentons mens lotts and between Captn. 
Clarkes land now in the posession of Goodm Weavor went the 
hie way towards the great Comons, and by the side of mr 
John Clarkes Joseph and Thomas Clarkes lands &c being on 
the east side thereof went the hie way of six poles broad to 
mr Eastons Farme, and from that layd out to John Anthony 
on the south and John Lawton on the North went downe and 
was laid out a highway of six poles broad downe to Stony 
River to meet with that way on the West ends of mr Barkers 
lands and soe came into the Comons at the Rocks and from 
that way was layd out to each neck and medows and beach. 
There was a way alsoe layd out on the east side of Greenmans 
land that butted upon the Penfold Richardson lying on the 
other side wch v/ay was to goe to the Penfold being layd out 
to mr Brenton 

A hie way lickwise to goe up on the northe side of the layd 
to Andrews which way went to the Hermitage and these lands 



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thereabouts from out of which way went downe to the high 
way to mr Hutchinsons Lands but for which hieways was 
appointed and layd to the lands about & adjoyninge to Sachuis 

brook refer to Record of lands in these parts layd 

out by mr Robert Jeffereys, whose fenceings were appointed 

by mr Jeffereys Captn Clarke and my selfe I doe declare 

in my observation two or three impedimts 
First mr Coddington in that his way that goes to the Artillery 
Garden & buryinge place he hath sett neer sixty pole of 
Fencing upon the hie way six foot at least at the North end 
2ly Richard Tew hath not only turned the part of the hie way 
out of his proper place but hath incrocht upon and inclossed 
upon thre rod of the way and halfe a pole upon part of the 
rest. Lett them therefore that knowes any injury in this kinde 

put it downe soe shall wee avoyd hipocrisy dissemula- 

tion, bark biteinge and secrett wolveish devoveringe one of 

another, lett all that love the light come forth to the 

light and show their Deeds soe saith 

to be a Record Will Dyre 

from the simple and honist 
intent of my hart & soule 
this isth Feb. 1654 
[73] Thomas Clarkes Will. 

Newport 28th Day of July 1674 

The Will of Thomas Clarke Senior liveinge at Newport 

my Lands upon this Island with the houseings Fence- 
ings to my brother Joseph Clarke Lands at Quo- 

nonoqutt Island unto my cussin William Clarke sonn of 

my brother Joseph Clarke my househould-stufif to 

my brother Joseph Clarkes wife Margrett Clarke the 

stock upon My Farme which William Clarke in joys when his 
time is out is to be distributed amongst my brother Joseph 

Clarkes Children eaqually only William Excepted: there 

is due from my brother John Clarke for service 

when he was gon for England twelve yeares providinge 

for John Clarkes stock in which time was reared 

twenty horse kinde and about nine-score sheepe ; and one hun- 



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dred acres of Land purchased at Quonnonoqutt, a quarter 

share at Miscomocutt and tenn acres at Aplegates Neck 

upon this Island, for which I demand Twenty pounds a 

yeare, and out of this my will is that it be 

equally devided betweene my brother Joseph Clarkes chil- 
dren to see this performed I choose mr Oba- 

diah Holmes and John Salmon both of Newport 

Wit. Thomas X Clarke 

Walter X Cunygrave his marke 

his marke 
James X Rogers 

his marke 
George Hamonds 

Walter Cunigrave and James Rogers tooke oath this 

Eighteenth of December 1674 to be the last Will of the 

Deceassed Thomas Clarke, before me, 

Wim Coddington Govor. 
The Names of the Children of Joseph Clarke of New- 
port that are livinge this 19th of December 1674 
i Joseph Clarke i William Clarke i Mary ( Sarah Clarke 
( John Clarke f Susanah ( Joshua Clarke ( Thomas Clarke 

Kary Clarke 
Elizabeth Clarke 
[74] Thomas Lawton — letter of aturny to Daniell Lawton 

Thomas Lawton of Portsmouth upon Rhode-Island 

Yeoman, Have Constituted my sonn Daniell 

Lawton of Portsmo Yeoman, to be my Aturney 

fifth day of June One Thowsand Six hundred 

Seventy and f oure. 

Wit. Thomas X Lawton 

John Newton his marke 

John Hayward Scr. 

acknowlidged by Thomas Lawton June the 5th 1674 

before me Edw Ring Asistant 

[75] Sarah Reape to Leonard Smith 

Sarah Reape of Newpt Widdow for 

Twenty and three pounds Sterling paid by Leonard 



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Smith for two peeces of Land lying in 

Providence Ninty acres my Husband purchased of 

John Acres in 1661 1 sett my hand one 

and Thertith day of March One Thousand six hundred sev- 
enty and f oure 
Wit. Sarah Reape 

John Hullme 

Richard Baily 
[76] Gidion Freeborne — Land Recorded 

By order of the Towne of Portsmouth loth of 12th 

month 1639 Given unto WilHam Freeborne 

One hundred and Forty Acres of Land Eighty Acres 

Layd out Westwardly upon the sea Northwardly 

upon John Walkers side line Eastwardly partly upon the 

Comon, and partly upon the Land granted unto Randall 

Houldon, and Southwardly upon the Comon, in 

Will of William Freeborne he hath given Unto his 

sonn Gidion Freeborne all the said Land Exceptinge 

that part Formerly Given to his Daughter Sarah 

Brown (ell — [worn away] ) Eighty acres Ratifyed 

John Sanford 

William Freeborne — receipts. 
14th of the 5th month 1639 

for every Acre of Land impropriated two shillings shall 

be payd into Treasury received of Goodman Freeborne 

two pounds tenn shillings and tenn pence 

by me. Jo. Coggeshall Treasr. 
for every Acre of Land that is impropriated two shill- 
ings is to be payd into the Treasury Received of William 

Freeborne. Fower pounds seven shillings two pence which 

with monyes payd is in full for one hundred and 

twelve acres of Land granted 25 of January 1657 

4 : 07 : 02 
William Baulston Treasur. 
[77] William Freeborne — Land Recorded. 

by Grant of Portsmouth and purchase 

from others William Freeborne was. . :> .posest of per- 



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cell of Meddow and Upland contaninge Fower acres and a 
halfe lyinge in Portsmouth bounded North- 
wardly by a high way to the Springe Neere mr Baulstons 
Meddow, Eastwardly by the Creeke and Cove neere John 
Sanfords Meddow, Southwardly by the Land now in the 
posession of Thomas Cornell Westwardly by the high-way 

and Comon, And William Freeborne in his will 

haveinge. Given the said Lands unto his sonn 

Gidion Freeborne The said Land Ratifyd 

John Sanfor'd. 

Boston in Massachussetts Bay 

there was an agreement of Eighteene persons to make 

purchass of some place to the Southward for a plantation 
whether they Resolved to Remove, for which end some of 
them was sent out to Veiw a place for them selves and such 
others as they should Jake in to the liberty of Freemen and 

purchassers upon their Veiw was purchasst Rhod-Island. 

with some small neighbouring Islands and previleges of grass 
and wood of the Islands in the Bay, and Maine adjoyninge, 

the saile of the purchass from the Indians hath 

ever since byne in the hands of William Cottinton Esque. — 
<. which beinge a great trouble to the afore-said purchassers 

and Freemen I doe promiss to deliver the said Deeds 

with what Records is in my hands 14 April 1652 

' j^^^' ""' Wim Coddington, 

^ Robt. Knight. 
Georg Muning 
[78] Wm Brenton to Joseph Browne 

William Brenton of Tanton New-Plymoth 

Esqui unto my sonn in law mr Joseph Browne of Charle- 

towne Massachussetts, and my daughter Mehetabell (his 

wife) . . . . .have given, All yt my farme on Rhode-Island, 

formerly in posession of mr John Gard deceassed called Midi- 
ford, bounded Northwardly with the land of Mathew 

Borden, Eastwardly with the sea, Southwardly with the land 
of Thomas Cooke senior and Westwardly with the Comon. 
the Land of John Cooke and Anthony Shaw, about two 



6o 

hundred and fifty acres and all my peece of Land on 

Quononoqutt which I purchased from Serjant James Rogers 

being one hundred and twenty acres and one sixteenth 

part of all my Land at Natticot on Merrimack River, being 

Eight Thowsand acres in the whole, with all houses, 

fences, Barnes, buildings, and alsoe two breeding mares, 

and one hundred breeding sheep i8th day of August 

1674 

Wit. William Brenton 

Jahleel Brenton 

John Winchcombe 
[80] William Brenton of Newport — Will 

William Brenton doe make my Eldist sonn 

Jahleel Brenton my Executor I doe give unto Jah- 
leel all my two farmes at Hamersmith now in posession 

of John Rathbon, and all the houses fences Barnes Buildings 
with the Marshes and Upland in Newport Neck there- 
unto belonging, and one Eight part of all my Land at Natticot 

on Merrimeck River, being tenn Thousand Acres, 

and fower oxen and working steers two breeding mares, and 

one hundred breeding sheepe unto my son William 

Brenton my farme in posession of William Case. 

and all houses, barnes, with adjaycent swamp 

one Eight part of my Land at Natticot, two breed- 
ing mares and one hundred breeding sheep : 

unto my son Ebinezer Brenton all my Neck of Land 

Called Mattapoissett now in posession of Jared Bourne senior, 

with all houses, Barnes, and one sixteenth part of 

my Land at Natticot, and one hundred and fifty pounds in 
Currant Cuntry pay a paire of oxen two breeding mares Eight 
Cowes and hiflfers and one Bull 

unto my Daughter Sarah Brenton my farme at 

Quononoqutt now in posession of Michall Kaly with all the 

houses, Barnes, and one sixteenth part of my Land 

at Natticot two Breeding mares and one hundred breeding 
sheep. 



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unto my Daughter Mehetabell Brenton all my 

farme formerly in posession of mr John Gard deceassed 

(now to be called Midlford) with all houses, 

Barnes, and my peece of Land on Quononoqutt lying 

Northward of my Land in posession of Michall Kaly 

which I bought of Serjant James Rogers, about one 

hundred and Twenty acres, and one sixteenth part of 

my Land at Natticot, two Breeding Mares and one hun- 
dred breeding sheep. 

unto my Daughter Abigail Brenton my farme 

bought of mr Elisha Hutchinson of Boston, and Bakers 

farme, and one sixteenth part of Land at Natticott, and 

all houses, Barnes, two breeding mares and one 

hundred breeding sheep : 

unto my son in law mr Peleg Sanford one Eight 

part of my Land at Natticot, and all my Right title and 

interest in Elizabeth Islands, and the Gay head and Land 
adjaycent thereunto, and all the Debts Due to me in the 

Island of Barbados 

unto my sonn in Law mr John Poole one Eight 

part of my Land Natticot : 

unto my friend Major Generall John Leveret 

Esquire one sixteenth part of my Land at Natticot. 

unto my friend Captn John Cranston one six- 
teenth part of my Land at Natticot unto my 

friend mr George Shove Pastor of the Church at Tanton 

one sixteenth part of my Land at Natticott. 

unto my Cussin Philip Sandy one hundred acres of 

my Land at Natticott. 

unto Michall Kaly one hundred acres of my 

Land at Natticot. 

unto John Winchcombe two hundred acres of my 

Land at Natticott 

And the overpluss of my Land Natticot (if any be) I 

leave to be dispossed of towards a stock for my 

children And I appointe my son in law mr 

Peleg Sanford Guardian over my sons Jahleel, 



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William and Ebinezer, and my daughter Abigail, 

until they come to the age of Twenty & one yeares unless 

Abigail be married before that age, unto my son in 

law mr Peleg Sanford two therd parts And to Captn 

John Cranston one therd part, of the whole debt and 

damages due to me from the Estate of George Bliss of 

Newport 

unto my Sister Kathrine Cooks Children to be paid 

within a yeare and a day after my decease (if demanded) 

twenty pounds in stock at Currant prices 

unto my Sister Christian Sandys children tenn pounds 

in stock 

unto mr George Shove five pound in Currant Cun- 

try pay : 

unto my Grand Childe John Poole tenn pounds in 

Catle at Currant price. 

unto Seath Shove twenty shillings in currant cun- 

try pay. 

unto Elizabeth Shove Twenty Shillings 

unto James Bell of Tanton forty shillings 

unto John Winchcombe five pound 

unto Michall Kaly two therds — and to his wife one 

therd of fifteen pounds due from him to me for Land granted 
to him at Pettacomscutt. 

unto Rachill Wilkison a young cow or a two yeare 

old heiffer at Mattapoissett and five pounds in Currant Cun- 
try pay. 

unto my Negro Abraham four pounds 

unto my Negro Antonia forty shillings 

unto my Negro Rose therty shillings 

unto my Negro Zipporah twenty Shillings 

unto my Negro Samson tweny shills 

unto my Indian Edom twenty shillings 

Remainder of my Estate to be devided between all 

my children in case my negros Abraham and Anto- 
nia demeane themselves obedient at the Ex- 
piration of five yeares after my decease be sett free, and 

shall give them five pounds. 



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unto mr Roger Williams of Providence twelve Ewes or 

Ewe lambs and a wether sheep. 

appoint my son in law mr Peleg Sanford, 

Captn John Cranston and mr George Shove my Over- 
seers, unto each of them Five pounds 

Ninth day of February one Thowsand six hundred seventy 
and three. William Brenton 

Signed 

William Harvey. 
Georg Macey 
John Richmond 
Newport 13th day of November 1674 appeared be- 
fore me William Harvey George Masey and John Rich- 
mond. . . . . 

William Coddington Govr. 
[84] Inventory of William Brentons Estate. 

f armes and houses at Hamer-smith in £ sh. ds. 

posession of John Rathbon, and Lands 

and the stock given to my son Jahleel — 2600 

farme in posession of William Case and 

stock given to my son William — iioo 

farme and houses at Mattapoisett in 

posession of Jared Bourne senr. and stock 

given unto my son Ebinezar — — — 1150 

farme and houses in posession of 

Michall Kaly and stock given to my 

Daughter Sarah — — — — — — 650 

farme formerly in posession of mr John 

Gard deceased and Land on Quononoqt. 

with stock given unto my Daughter 

Mehetabell — — — — — — — — 650 

farme and houses bought of mr Elisha 

Hutchinson — and farme called Bakers farme 

and stock given unto my Daughter Abigail — 600 

houses Land & wharf e in Newport — 1200 

Land at Natticott on Merrimack River 800 

260 acres Land in the North part 



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£ sh. ds. 

of Quononogutt — — — — — — 300 

houses and Land in Tanton — — 300 

my Intrest in land at Narragansett 

and Pettacomscutt — — — — — — 300 

part of Elizabeth Islands — — — 40 

70 horses and mares young and old 

besides what is dispossed of by my Will 3li 

head — — — — — — — — — 210 

34 head of Cattell in custody of my 

teeneants at 3li head — — — — — 102 

1 100 sheep in the hands of my Tennants 

at 61i 13.3 4 ______ 366 13 4 

my quarter part of the Ketch dove — 150 

my therd part of the Ketch Industry — 50 

all my house-hold goods — — — 200 

Tottall is — 10768 . 13 4 
Wit. — 20th of August 1674 

William Harvey William Brenton. 

John Winchcombe 

[85] William Brenton Esqur. of Newport late 

deceassed (in Tanton ) in his Will 

appointed his son Jahleel Executor, and Peleg Sanford 

Guardian I doe hereby give full power unto 

Jahleel Brenton and Peleg Sanford ninth day of Decem- 
ber 1674 

William Coddington Go. 
[85] John Anthony to Richard Tew. 

4th day 8th month 1642 John Anthony of 

Portsmouth Planter have sold unto Richard 

Tew of Newport three percells of Land within 

the bounds of Newport Eastward from Newport Mill 

within a tract of Land called the great inclosure, Fifty 

acres Fourty of it was given me by Towne Grant tenn 

given me as beinge a servant at my first cominge bounded on 
the Nor by the Comon or hie-way to Sachuest, on the west 
by the high-way to Sachuest, on the South by the Land of 
Nicholas Easton, on the East by the river called Maidford 



6s 

river, alsoe one percdl of Salt Marsh lyinge at the West end 

of Sachuest Marshes containinge Eight acres bounded 

South-East and Nor with the naturall water bounds, on the 
West by the high-way on the beach leading to Sachuest 
Comon, alsoe an other percell of salt marsh lyinge on the 

other side of the water Eastward called Lubbars pound 

contaninge about one acre and a halfe, bounded East and 

West by the great Rocks, on the south by the water. .... 

^.^ John Anthoni 

Susanah X Anthony 
her marke 

Joseph Lad 
[86] John Lay ton to Richard Tew. 

John Layton of Newport have sold to Richard Tew 

30 acres Lyinge within the situa The Land of John 

Peckham on the north side Maidford river on the East the 

hie-way South and West 6ei.i34 to be paid one halfe 

in hand the other at May, which will be 1643 then 

to be paid in swine as two men Shall prize them 

^j^ The marke X of John Lation 

James Weeden Ri<^hard Tew 

Henry Tew — Land Recorded. 
...Henry Tew (sonn and heire of Richard Tew late) of 

* ' * ' '.Newport (deceassed) two percells of 

Land lyinge within Newport Eighty Acres 

bounded the one percell North by the hie-way East by 

Maidford alias Stony river South by land in the posession of 
Mathew Boomer, West partly by the hie-way and partly by 
lands in the posession of Mathew Boomer and Peter Easton, 
the other percell is bounded North by the Land of John 

Peckham senr. East by the Maidford river south and 

west by the hie-way which two percells were pur- 

chassed by Richard Tew of John Anthony and John Lay- 
ton with all mansion houses, Barnes, fenceings, 

Orchards, Gardens According to a Law made the 22th 

of May 1662 promisses are hereby Ratified Recorded 

15th day of January 1674 t 1 c r ^ 

^ John Sanford. 



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[87] James Barker to Richard Tew. 

James Barker of Newport Yeoman have 

sold unto Richard Tew of same Towne yeoman, one per- 

cell of Salt Marsh lyinge on the East side the hie-way to 
Sachuest. bounde on the South by the land of Owin Williams 

on the East by Richard Tew on the north by the River 

two Acres 

Wit. James Barker 

William Waight 

John Cotterill 

Thomas Painter to Richard Tew. 

Thomas Painter in Newport for sum 

Received of Richard Tew in Newport have sold 

my now dwellinge-house and the halfe Acre of Land 

belonginge on which it stands, granted by the free- 
men of Newport to Edward Andrews bounded on the 

West by Maidford River, and on all other sides by the Comon, 
together with a percell of Marsh lying neere Sachuest beach, 
bounded on the South by the Comon beach, on the East by 
John Crandells Marsh Northerly by the river or chanell, 

Westerly by the beach, both percells I bought of Owin 

Williams Eleventh day of March 1663 or 1664 

Wit. The marke of Thomas X Painter 

Thomas Harris Junr. 

Marke Lucar 
[84] William Jefiferays Will 

William Jefferay of Newport Gent unto my 

Eldist daughter Mary Greene the wife of John Greene of 

Newport Lands /beinge in Blackman Street neere 

the Citty ot London which Lands were given me by 

my Mother Audry Jefferay late of Chittingly in Sussex 

which Lands are now, out at lease to Tennants which 

pay rent iSth a sufficient part reserved for my wife 

Mary Jefferay unto my sonn Thomas Jefferay all the 

remainder of my Estate in Old England unto my daugh- 
ter Sarah the wife of James Barker of Newport five 

pounds in silver unto my two daughters Priscilla and 



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Susannah Jefferay all my Land and houseinge 25 acres 

lyinge in Newport Constitute my Daugh- 
ter Mary Greene my Executrix my wifs two Breatheren 

John and Danill Gould over-seers Eight day of Decem- 
ber 1674 
Wit. Edward Greenman William Jefferay 

John Salmon 
[85] Cagananaquoant to William Coddington. 

Newport Aprill 17th 1657 Caganaquoant Indian and 

a Cheife Sachim and Comandar of the Indians of Narragan- 

sitt and Quononaqutt Island for Gifts received 

and for one hundred pounds Sterlling doe 

make sale of the Island Quononaqutt 

unto William Coddington Esquire & Benedict Arnold (senior) 

Both of Newport 

Wit, Caganaqutt X his marke 

Fra : Brinley 

Hugh Bewitt 

Mattackis X (alias) Newcome. 
his marke 
[86] Cachanaquoant to Benedict Arnold. 

Cachanaquoant a chief sachem and comander of all 

Indians of Narragansitt and Quononaqutt Island for 

Twenty pound sterlinge in good peage and Cloth 

received doe deliver unto Benedict Arnold of New- 
port a small Island called Acquedneessuck : or in 

the English Island, which is in the Bay of Narragansitt 

neere unto & upon the West side of the Island 

called Quononaqutt which I sold 17th of Aprill one 

Thowsand Six hundred Fifty seven 22th day of May in 

1658 at Warwick 

Wit. Cachanaquoant X his marke 

James X Sweete 
his marke 

X Awashaws 
the marke of 
the X marke of 



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Wamppapawgat alias 
Neesoalkagg. 

Caskottape to Wm. Coddington. 

Caskottape and Wequaquaniutt cheife Sachims of the 

Nanhigansetts Quntry and owners of Qinoniquocke and 

Aquidnesicke Islands doe sell unto mr. Randall 

Houlden William Coddington Esquire mr Benedict Arnold 

and mr William Brenton, for one hundred and fifty and 

five pounds in peage i8th of July 1659 

Wit. Caskottape X his marke 

Walter Todd his X marke 

his X marke Wequaquinuit 

John Smith Masson 

The X marke off 

Sankhequahim 

John Sassumon 

house X 
his marke 

the X marke 
of moake 

the X marke 
of Weskonssas 

the X marke of 
Potucke 
[87] Quisaquance to William Brenton. 
Warwick the 25 of July 1659 

Quisaquance Cheife Sachim of the Nankygansett, have 

sold two-Islands of Quononoqutt and Aquednessett 

unto mr William Brenton mr William Coddington mr Benedict 

Arnold mr Richard Smith senr and Caleb Carr for 

sixty pounds 

Wit. The marke of X 

Thomas Greene Quisaquance 

the marke of X William Eaton 
the marke of X Awashouse 
the marke of X Saukequaskne. 



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Randall Howldon to Benedict Arnold. 

Randall Howldon of Warwick have received of 

Benedict Arnold of Newport and mr Brenton of the same 

one hundred fifty five pound in peage & for the 

two Sachims Wequaganuett and Kaskatape and sixty pounds 

for Quissuckquansh the Cheife Sachim for Quo- 

nonaqutt and the Island called Dutch Island alsoe 

have Received for all my Troubles about the prem- 
isses made to other Indians as House and the rest 

one hundred Thirty and six pounds Eighteene Shillings and 

Eleaven pence at the rate of peage Six a penny 

23th of March 1659 



1660 
Wit. X me Randall Howldon 

Gregory Dexter 

William X Vahan 
[88] Towasibbam to William Brenton 

Towasibbam Indian petty sachim of Quononaqutt, 

have for Five pound sterlinge in peage given 

my apro'bation for the posession of Quononaqutt 

Island as Sold by the cheife-sachims of Narragansett unto mr 
William Brenton, mr Coddington, Benedict Arnold and all 

purchassers of said Island and Dutch Island 

the five pounds Received one halfe of mr Bren- 
ton and the other of Benedict Arnold 24th January 1660. 

Wit. Towasibbam his 

John Cranston X 

Peleg Sanford marke 

Benedict Arnold Jur. 
mem. Towasibbam 22 s. & 6 d. more in peage afterwards 

besids, the five pounds 

[89] John Crandall to John Crandall 

John Crandall senior unto sonn John Crandall 

of Newport have given all my goods, Chattells, 

Debts, household stufif and have putt my sonn 

in posession of all premisses by the delivery unto 



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him of one shilling in silver currant mony of England 

Third day of October 1670 

Wit. John Crandall 

William Weeden 
Richard Baily 

Walter Clarke to William Brenton. 

1657 seventeenth day of May Between Walter 

Clarke of Newport and William Brenton of Boston Mer- 
chant Walter Clarke was posessed of Land as 

heire to his Father Jeremiah Clarke and in- 
stated in them by his mother (now wife to William 

Vahan) one percell lyinge in Newport, between the 

streets and the sea or harbour bounded on the West side 

by the sea or harbour, on the south by the land of 

William Brenton lately purchased of Jeffery Champlin, on the 
East side by the streete, and on the north end by the Land of 
John Cranston, which is one pole or pearch broad, & the 
north side there of is to run upon a due range, answeringe to 
the line hedg or fence which is upon the end of the Orchard 

of Walter Clarke soe that the Land is bounded just one 

pole bredth within the Range, exceptinge from the west 

side of the two graves unto the streete on the East side 

with an other percell of Land lyinge at the East end of the 
said William Brentons Land beinge the house Lott of Jeffery 

Champlin lately purchassed by William Brenton 

which Land is bounded, on the West side partly by the 

said Lott soe farr as the marks upon the fence Stands 

partly upon the Land of Robert Carr, and partly by the Land 
of Benedict Arnold and upon the South Side is bounded upon 
the way leads up to the highest percell of Land bought of 
the said Jeffery (to which the said way of two poles wide 

from the streete was impropriated) on the east 

bounded by the Land last mentioned and on the North side by 
the land of the said Walter, which Land Wal- 
ter doth sell unto the said William 

Wit. Walter Clarke 

William Baulston 



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the marke of X 

William Vahan 

Will. Dyre 

as Guardians to the said Walter 

doe confirme Deed of Sale 

John Cranston 
James Barker 
[91] Richard Sisson to Peleg Sanford. 

Twenty fourth day of September one Thowsand 

six hundred and sixty Richard Sisson of Portsmouth on 

Rhode Island Hath sold unto Peleg Sanford of 

Portsmouth all right in Quononoqutt Island and Dutch 

Island, which was his owne share and two Three hundreth 

shares, which he bought of William Hall and Thomas, 

Manchester 

Wit. Richard X Sisson 

John Sanford his marke 

Samuell Sanford 

Thomas Manchester to Richard Sisson. 

Thomas Manchester of Portsmouth in Rhode Island 

Have sold unto Richard Sisson of the same Towne 

one Three hundreth part of Quononoqutt Island 

with one three hundreth part of Dutch-Island sixt day 

of July One Thowsand six hundred fifty and eight. 

Wit. The marke of 

John X Roome Thomas X Manchester 

his marke 

Ralph X Earll junr. 
his marke 

William Hall 
[92] William Hall to Richard Sisson. 

William Hall of Portsmouth in Rhode-Island doe 

sell unto Richard Sisson of same Towne one three 

hundred part of Quononoqutt, with one three hun- 
dred part of Dutch-Island, sixt day of July one 

Thowsand six hundred fifty and Eight 



Wit. William Hall 

John X Roome 
his marke 
. Thomas X Manchester 
his marke 

Ralph X Earll junr 
his marke 

Thomas Mumford to Peleg Sanford 

Thomas Mumford of Pettacomscutt and Sarah 

Mumford his wife for Twenty five pounds currant pay 

of New England paid by Peleg Sanford of Newport 

doe sell One Thowsand Acres of Upland and Med- 

dow which is lyinge within the limitts of 

the Purchass of Pettacomscutt. . .Fifteenth day of March 

1667 

Wit, Thomas Mumford 

Walter Clarke 

Jireh Bull 
[94] William Brenton to Peleg Sanford. 

25th day of March 1670 William Brenton of 

Tanton Collony of New-Plymoth Esqr give 

unto my sonn in law mr Peleg Sanford of Newport 

one peece of Land in Newport bounded 

on the East by the hie-way or Strand Street soe called, 

and North upon the Land of Captn John Cranston, and is to 

Extend from the Southward part of Cranston Land 

adjoyninge upon the Strand Street or high- way three 

Compleate Rodds and soe to Runn downe upon a direct 
straight line into the sea or harbour and westerly to runn into 

the sea or harbour soe farr as my intrest title there in is 

25th of March 1670 

Wit. William Brenton 

Elizabeth Brenton 

John Winchcombe 
Boston July 3th 1702 

John Winchcombe before me one of her Majtty Jus- 
tice of ye peace did see mr William Brenton signe 

Jury Corom 



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Aron Davis to Peleg Sanford. 

five and twentith day of February 1672 73 

Aron Davis of Newport Mason, have for 

twelve acres and a halfe within Newport to me 

gi anted made over and Delivered; Bargained, and de- 
livered up to Peleg Sanford of Newport Merchant, a 

certaine percell containinge Fifteene acres in New- 
port bounded on the East end by the Comon and on the 

west end by land lately belonginge to Tho. Watterman on the 
North side partly by the Land of John Vahan and part on the 
Comon, and on the South side by Land belonginge to William 

Brenton Esqr. which Land with all houses 

Orchards Gardens, doe bargaine, and deliver 

up unto Peleg Sanford the same and doe 

acquitt Peleg Sanford for the above-mentioned 

twelve acres and halfe of Land acknowlidging the 

Receipt thereof, 

Wit. Aron Davis. 

Hugh Mosher 
John Greene 
Edward Richmond 
Aron Davis upon the 14th of Aprill 1674 acknowlidged the 
above-written Nich. Easton Gov. 

Mary Davis Declared she asented 

unto the act of her husband 

The marke of 
Mary X Davis 
[95] Thomas Waterman to 

Power and twentith day of February 1672-73 

Thomas Waterman of Aquidnessett Weaver, have with 

the consent of my wife Hannah Waterman, For 

five and thirty pounds sterllinge paid sold 

unto Peleg Sanford of Newport tenn acres within 

Newport bounded on the East by land of Aron 

Davis and on the West part on the hie-way and part on the 
Land of Robert Moone, and on the North by the Comon, and 



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on the South part by the Land of William Brenton Esqr 

pt on the Land of the said Robt Moone 

Wit. Thomas X Waterman 

John Co.£^geshall Senr his marke 

Caleb Carr 

The 24th da. of February 1672 Thomas Waterman 

did acknowlidge John Cranston Dept Gov. 

[96] William Brenton to Peleg Sanford. 

William Brenton of Newpt Esquire Now Resident 

in the Towne of Tanton for one hundred pounds 

sterlling- currant pay of Rhode Island paid unto me 

by Peleg Sanford of Newport have sold all 

that percell share beinge in Newport contayn- 

inge Twenty Five Acres bounded North or north- 
erly upon the Land of Peleg Sanford lately purchassed of 
Aron Davis, and the Land of Robert Moone. East or East- 
erly upon the Comon, South or Southerly upon the Land of 

Joseph Card and West or Westerly upon the high-way, 

To be holden of his Majtie as of his manner of East Green- 
wich Twenty fifth day of September 1674 

Wit. William Brenton. 

John Almy 

Jahleel Brenton 
[97] freemen of Newport to John Sanford. 

at a quarter meetinge of the free-men of Newport 

thirtith of Aprill, one Thowsand six hundred Seventy 

and three, Wee. . .for Four pounds fifteene shillings and 

Eight pence paid by mr John Sanford of Ports- 
mouth have sold a peece of Land lyinge in 

Newport Containinge foure Rods square, and bounded 

on the South by land now or late in the posession 

of John Odlin, on the West by the Land lately sold by 

the Towne to Peleg Sanford, on the north by a hie-way 

of two Rods wide, on the East by the broad street or 

Comon Roade Given under my hand 29th day of 

September 1674 



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Wit. Weston Clarke 

Nicholas Carr Towne Gierke. 

John Odlin 

free-men of Newport to Peleg Sanford. 

the free-men of Newport the twenty Eight day 

of January one Thowsand six hundred seventy and three 

for Five pounds currant pay paid unto Captn Richard 

Morris up the account of the free-men Have 

sold unto Peleg Sanford Land lyinge in 

Newport Containinge Foure Rods Square bounded 

on the south by Land lately sold by the Towne to 

John Odlin on the West by the Comon or hie- way on 

the North by A hie-way of two Rods wide between the 

said Land and the Land of Edward Thurston on the East 

by Land now or late in the posession of John Sanford 

These are by an order of the free-men made the thirtith of 

July 1673 to confirme unto Peleg Sanford the 

Land above-mentioned twenty Ninth day of September 

1674 

Wit. Weston Clarke Towne Clerke 

Nicholas Carr 

John Odlin. 
[98] John Sanford to Peleg Sanford. 

John Sanford of Portsmouth for seven pounds 

Sterll — currant pay of the Collony paid unto me by 

Peleg Sanford of Newport doe, sell, Land 

Lyinge in Newport beinge four Rod square 

bounded on the South by the land now or late 

in the posession of John Odlin, on the West by the land 

lately sold by the Townesmen of Newport unto Peleg San- 
ford on the North by a hie-way of two Rods wide on the 

East by the broad street that goeth downe the 

Towne second day of February 1674 

Wit. John Sanford 

Francis Brimley 

Caleb Carr 

Covinnant betweene Peter Easton and Henry Stevens 



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Anno. Dom. 1652 October the 13th. 

there is a Covinnant Betwene Peter Easton and Henry 

Stevens both of Newport Henry hath bought a per- 

cell of Land of Peter boundinge on Richard Tew his 

Land on the North side and east end, and on the said Peters 
Land on the south twenty pole wide from Richard Tew and 

bounds on the hie way at the West end, Henry Stevens 

doth Engage himself e to maintaine such a fence 

round that Land, as may Secure Peter from 

any Cattell that may pass thereby, and Consideringe there 

is twenty pole at the East and which Richard Tew is to 

maintaine for a percell of Land Richard had of 

Peter Henry doth Engage himself e to maintaine 

twenty rod for Peter in an other place, Peter hath 

alowed Henry 18 months after the date hereof before he 
make it, there is likewise a ditch on North side of this Land 
alredy made for which ditch Henry doth Engage himselfe to 
make as many Rods of Ditch in an other Convenient place 
where Peter shall appoint him, within eighteene months after 

the date hereof 

Wit. Peter Easton 

Richard Knight Henry Stevens 

John Shelden 
[99] Indenture between Owin Williams and Mathew Boomer 

Indenture made the twentith day of May sixteen 

hundred fifty and Eight Owen Williams off Newport 

have made over unto Mathew Boomer of the same 

place Land beinge the one Moyety or halfe a percell of 

Land by me bought of mr James Barker the north part 

thereof beinge in bredth fifteen poles north and south, and in 

length twenty one pole and six foott East and west 

Mathew Boomer doth binde himselfe alwaies to 

maintaine a fence in the line on the North side 

of the whole length against the land of mr Barker, like- 
wise on the east end thereof the whole length of that 

moyety against the land of mr Barker, two pole and five 

foot of fence adjoyninge to the north end of the fence at the 



west end of this moyety against the Land of mr Barker so 
that noe Trespass or damage may at any time come to him 

and if any damage be thereby to pay full Value of it 

the moyety when it shall be devided the partition fence 

Boomer shall make the West halfe which is next the 

hie-way and Williams the east halfe next mr Barkers 

Land 

Wit. Owin Williams 

James Barker 

Marke Lucas 

John Sayles to Stephen Arnold. 

John Sayles of Providence Have sold unto 

Stephen Arnold of Pawtuxett one hundreth twenty five 

acres of upland scittuated within Pawtuxett 

which was formerly bought by John Sayles of 

Thomas Slow now of Providence, which Thomas 

Slow formerly bought of John Greene now of Warwick 

bounded northwardly with the meddows of Richard 

Watterman, Roger Williams, William Arnold, William Car- 
penter, And South East with the meddow of the said 

John Sayles (which he bought with the upland of 

Thomas Slow, and on the South with upland (now Comon) 

John Sayles shall have free Cartage of hay from 

his meddow through the one hundreth twenty five 

acres of upland fourteenth day of August 1659 

Wit. Jno Sayles 

Resolved Waterman 

Henry Reddocke 
Henry X Pollers marke 

Robert Williams 
[looj William Arnold to Stephen Arnold. 

William Arnold of Pawtuxet doe give 

unto my sonn Stephen Arnold a percell of meddow 

which was of a share formerly layd out unto Thomas Olney, 

the which I bought of him lyeth on the North Side of 

the Pawtuxett River, and is bounded on the South with 

the said River and on the West with Papaquinepoag and 



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Mashepog River and the North and North east with the 

Comon, And alsoe an acre and halfe of Land where his 

house and houseinf^e standith and alsoe my share in 

the Island called the Viniard which is on the North side of 
Pawtuxett River, by his meddow and land Runninge Round 
most part of it, And alsoe Land upon the Neck in quan- 
tity Soe many acres as is contayned in any one of the Lotts 

layd out by the thirteen in the same Neck of Land from 

Pawtuxett Falls Northward and the said Lands is next 
adjoyninge on the North Side of the afore-said Lotts and it 
is bounded with the affore-said Lotts on the South side and 
on the North side with land now in the hand and use of 
Zacheriah Rhoades on the West a Swamp, on the East with 
the Salt watter and Watermans Meddow and it is Six acres 

fourth day of Aprill 1663. 

Wit. William Arnold. 

Zachery Roades 

The marke ofif X William Ward 

Zachery Roades to Stephen Arnold. 
This i8th of Aprill 1663 

Zachery Roades of Pawtuxett doe grant, 

unto Stephen Arnold of Pawtuxett one hun- 
dred acres of Land which Lyeth on the North side 

of Pawtuxett River 

Wit. Zachary Roades 

John Sheldon 

John Piner 
[loi] Naw-naw-nanten-new to Stephen Arnold. 

Naw-naw-nantennew-alias-Qua-noanck-hett the Eldist- 

sonn now liveinge of Myantenomye my father and that he 

was the chief e-Sachim of the Nanegansett bay and all 

the Teretoryes belonginge. And by power I am the 

cheife survivinge sachim doe pass over unto Stephen 

Arnold of Pawtuxett Land lyinge on the south 

side of Pawtuxett River the River boundinge it on 

the North from Pawtuxett Falls unto the furthest Wadeinge 
place in the River at Taskaunkenett on the west and from 



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thence bounded on the south side with a straight Hne run- 
nino^e East and by South unto the salt watter and from thence 
bounded on the East with the salt watter unto Pawtuxett 

Falls T doe ratefy any former grant past over 

unto Benedict Arnold Either by my father or Sockcan- 

nanacow Sachim of the Pawtuxett, alsoe I Ratefy 

all Land that Kekettawekett late sachim of Paw- 
tuxett deceased past over unto him by a grant bearinge 

date the Twelfth day of March one Thowsand six hun- 
dred and sixty, Thirty day of July one Thousand 

six hundred seventy and four 

Wit. the marke off 

Samuell Winsor Naw-Naw X noantennew 

William Hopkins alias Quanochchhett 

Richard Everhden. 

John Cranston to Caleb Carr. 

John Cranston of Newport phisician for 

money paid by Caleb Carr of Newport have 

sold one halfe of the Island called Goulds Island 

alias Acqueebenawquck lyinge in Narragansett Bay 

one and twentith day of Aprill 1675. 

Wit. Jon. Cranston 

Sampson X Battee 
his marke 

Richard Baily. 
[102] Nicholas Easton to James Barker. 

Nicholas Easton of Newport Senior James 

Barker of Newport senior did about five and twenty 

years since, grant unto me a house lott lyinge 

in the said Towne, which house lott did formerly belong 

unto Robert Feild and is now in my posession doe 

grant unto James Barker Land lyinge in 

Newport bounded on the North by land now or 

late in the posession of Richard Tew on the East by 

Stony river and on the West and south by the farme of me 

beinge about fourscore Rod in length, and twenty Rod 

in breadth containinge ten acres and is now in 



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the posession of Mathew Boomer one and thirtith day 

of December 1674 

Wit. Nicholas Easton 

John Cranston 

Richard Baily 
[103] Connonicus to Peleg Sanford. 

first day of May sixteene hundred seventy and five 

Connonocus formerly called Maussupp cheife sachim 

of the Narragansett &c doe make over unto 

Peleg Sanford of Newport A certaine Island (lyinge 

in Narragansett Bay, by the Indian Natives is called 

Connockenoquitt, and by the English Rose Island 

Wit. The marke oflF. 

The marke X of Woodhemore X 

The marke of X Assonquewitt Connonicus 

The marke of X Sawonopansqutt 
These are witness as Councellers to the Sachim Connonicus 
English 

Richard Knight 

John X Davis 
his marke 

William Dyre. 

Edward Inman — Land Recorded. 

Edward Inman now or later of Providence glover^ 

beinge in posession of Land contaninge five 

hundred acres. ... .bounded at We-we-sampinsett, and from? 
thence upon a streight line to Uomstococonnet and from 
umstococonnett, to the midle of a great seader swamp, to a 
button tree, and from thence runs to Pawtuckett river, almost 

North, and there bounded, by a Walnutt Tree, which 

Land was by Edward Inman purchassed of an Indian- 
Called William Manannion, with all dwellinge or man- 
sion houses, Barnes, Orchards, Gardens, woods, accord- 
ing to a law made the 22th of May 1662 all prom- 
ises are Ratif yed to be the Title First day 

of May 1675: 

John Sanford 



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[104J Joseph Wise to Caleb Lambe & Stephen WiUiams 

Joseph Wise Senr of Roxbury in the county of 

Suffolke for one hundred and forty pounds sterlling 

paid by Caleb Lambe and Stephen Williams both 

of Roxbury hath sold, one halfe of a farme 

of three hundred acres with one halfe of the 

housin,?e out housinge and fenceinge and one halfe of 

every inclosure, whether areaable or pasture- 
land The said farme lyinge at a place called 

Neuticonquenett within the bounds of Providence, 

and is bounded Northerly by the Land of William Parke 
Westwardly by the Comon Southerly by Neuticonquenett 
river, which runs between the Land of Arthur Fenner and the 
said Land and Eastwardly by the Land of the heires of Hugh 
Buett, sixth day of January one Thousand six hun- 
dred seventy three. 
Wit. Joseph Wise Senr 

Rhoda Remington 

Jno. Gore. 

Acknowledged by Joseph Wise i8th day of the 9 month 

1674 Thomas Harris Assistant 

[105] John Vaughan — Land Recorded. 

John Vaughan junr of Newport, beinge in 

posession of a percell of Land Lyinge at the place 

called Greene End within the Towne-shipp of New- 
port Containeinge Twelve Acres bounded North by 

the Land of mr Francis Brimley East, and West by the 

Comon, and South by the Land of mr Peleg Sanford 

with all dwellinge houses, Barnes, Gardings, Orchards, 

according to a Law made the 22th of May 1662 All 

Land. declared Ratefyed Recorded Fifteenth day of 

June 1675. 

John Sanford 

William Haviland to Robert Malins. 

William Havaland of Comhill Bay of Flushing in the 

North Rideinge of New Yorke have for Thirty 

pounds paid by Robert Malins of Rhode-Island in 



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Rhode-Island have sold Land lyinge neere to a place 

called Pettacomscutt bounded as on the North.... by a hie 

way of forty rods wide between the Land of (J) Irith 

Bull and the said Land, on the East by a River called 

Saquatuckett River, on the south by land not yett 

dispossed off, on the West by land not yett dispossed off 

four-hundred Acres Twenty third day of Aprill 

one Thousand and Six hundred seventy and five. 

Wit. William Haviland 

Thorn. Hicks 

Providence Williams 

Walter Wood 

Weston Clarke. 

Hannah wife of William Haviland Release 

my Right of Dowry thirds twenty third of Aprill 1675 

Wit. Hannah X Haviland 

Thomas Hicks her marke 

Weston Clarke 

Walter Wood. 
[106] John Champlin to Peleg Sanford. 

one Thousand six hundred seventy and five, Ninth 

day of Aprill John Champlin late of fyall but now 

of Newport Merchant, Peleg Sanford of the same 

Towne Merchant, percell of Land twelve foott 

in bredth beinge the proper Land of John Champlin to 

begin at the west end of the out kitchin standing within 

John Champlins land, and soe upon a streight lyne to runn 

west southerly unto the street or hie-way that runs 

North and South 12 foott in bredth by the street is 

bounded by land in the posession of John Champlin on the 
south and on the North side by the Land of Peleg Sanford 

John Champlin doth make over unto Peleg 

Sanford in Exchange of land containinge twelve 

foott in bredth lyinge in Newport abutts at the 

Eastern end twelve foott upon the West side of the afore- 
said street and on the south by land late in the posession 

of Willia Brenton Mercht deceassed and on the North by 



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Land now in the posession of Peleg Sanford and soe bearinge 

the bredth of 12 foott extendeth down to the Sea &c 

Wit. John Chimplyn 

Henry Palmer 

WilHam Dyre 

Henry Palmer aged 57 or thereabout & William Dyre 

aged 63 or thereabouts testify that they were witnesses 

of the above deed Walter Clarke Assistant. 

Thomas Gould to William Brenton. 

Eight day of May one Thowsand six hundred seventy 

& five Thomas Gould of Aquednessett did in March 

in one Thowsand six hundred sixty and four sell 

to WilHam Brenton Esqr. then of Newport the three hun- 

dreth part of Quononoqutt Island and Dutch Island for 

sixteen pound which percell was formerly pur- 

chassed of Thomas Fish of Portsmouth, and havinge not 

here to fore given William Brenton any deed of 

sale which Land William Brenton did give 

to his daughter Mary the then wife of Peleg Sanford of 

Newport. ... .by a writeinge bearing date the nin (torn) 

June one Thowsand six hundred sixty and six the three 

hundreth part of Quononaqutt Island and Dutch Island 

I doe disclaime all Right thereto, and 

make over to Peleg Sanford 

Wit. Thomas Gould. 

Jireh Bull 

Edw. Richmond. 
[107] James Barker Senr. — Land Recorded. 

James Barker Senior of Newport beinge. . . . 

Owner By vertue of Deed of Sale of mr Nicholas Easton 

Senr of Newport bearinge date the one and Thir- 

tith day of December 1674 of Land Scittuate 

within the Towne-shipp of Newport bounded North 

by Land now or late in the posession of Richard Tew on 

the East by Stony River, and on the West and South by the 

farme of Nicholas Easton beinge about Fourscore Rod 

in length, and Twenty Rodd in bredth, Containinge 



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Tenn Acres with all Housis out-housis Gardins 

Orchards, &c according to a law made the 22th of 

May 1662 all premisses are Ratefyed Re- 
corded 3it of August 1675 • 

John Sanford Recorder. 

Peleg Sanford to Caleb Carr. 
Peleg Sanford of Newport for full satisfac- 
tion Received from mr. Caleb Carr of Newport 

senr. Doe make over one halfe part of Rose Island, 

Eleventh day of October 1675 

Wit. Peleg Sanford. 

The X marke of 

Philip Dodridge 

Michall Coly. 
[108] Thomas Cornell — Land Recorded. 

Thomas Cornell Eldist son to the late Thomas 

Cornell Eldist son to mr Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth 

on Rhode-Island By Vertue of his Granfather and Gran 

Mothers wills beinge in posession of Land Con- 

tayneing one hundred acres Bounds Northward by 

the Land of Thomas Hazard &c Eastward by the Comon, 
Southward by the Land of mr Joshua Coggeshall, Westward 
by the Sea, with all dwellinge Houses, Barnes, build- 
ings Gardins, Orchards, This Record according 

to Law made 22th May 1662 all promises Ratefyed 

Recorded 25th day of January 1675 

John Sanford Recorder 

Richard Tew to Seaborne Billing. 

Richard Tew of Newport in the fourteenth 

yeare of Charles the second give unto my Eldist 

Daughter Seaborn Billing Widdow late wife of Samuell Bill- 
ing deceased Land lyinge within Newport 

boundinge as followeth, on the west part by the Comon, 

on the South by the Land of David Akin, on the East by the 
hie waye, on the North by the land that was latly Samuells 



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now deceased and then at her deseacease to be 

devided between her. . . . .Daughters Amy and Mary 

Wit. Richard Tew 

WilHam Rogers 

WilHam Shattock 
[log] Seaborn Higgin — Land Recorded. 

Seaborn the wife of Owin Higgin (late Widow to 

Samuell Billinge) beinge in posession of Land 

lyinge within Newport Fifty Acres bounded 

north by the Comon Eighty Rod, East by the Comon and one 
hundred and twenty Rodds, south by the Land of Jeremiah 
Clarke one hundred and Twenty Rodds, and West by the 

Land of Thomas Rogers one hundred and twenty Rodds, 

with all dwelling, houses, barnes, Gardens, Orchards 

according to a Law made the 22 of May 1662 all 

Land and promisses are Ratefied Recorded 

i6th day of February 1675 : 

John Sanford Recorder 

Thomas Wood to Richard Tew. 

first day of January one Thowsand six hundred 

Fifty seven ; Thomas Wood of Portsmouth on Rhode-Island 

hath sold unto Richard Tew of Newport 

Forty Acres lyinge within Newport which Land 

was freely given by the Townsemen of Newport 

unto John Wood of Portsmouth lately deceassed, whoe 

dyinge intestate the land was given to Thomas Wood 

by the Towne Councell of Portsmouth Viztt. mr. William 

Baulston, mr John Roome, mr John Briggs, and mr Philip 

Shearman Land is bounded on the East, West, and 

North by the Comon on the South by William Weedens 

Farme beinge Eighty poles square 

Wit. Thomas X Wood 

John Sanford his marke. 

John Anthony 

Samuell Sanford 
[no] Towne order. 
The Towne in a former motion made the Gov- 



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ernor. Concerninge some monys disburced, by him and John 
Green Senr. to the Indians about goat Island and Coasters 

harbour have appointed mr John Coggeshall, mr Peter 

Easton and mr Thomas Ward, to treat with the Gov- 
ernor about the same. That soe he may not incuar damage by 
any kindness he intended to doe for this Towne Janu- 
ary 31 1671 

Weston Clarke 
Town Gierke 

Towne order. 

There was appointed mr John Coggeshall mr Peter 

Easton and mr Thomas Ward, to agree with mr Benedict 
Arnold senior of Newport, about Coasters harbour and goate 

Island, and they did not agree whereupon the Towne 

thought fitt to ad unto them mr francis Breinly, mr Caleb 

Carr, and mr Jireh Bull 30th of Aprill 1673 

Weston Clarke 
Town Gierke 

Benedict Arnold to Towne of Newport. 

Wee Francis Breinly John Coggeshall Caleb Carr Thomas 

Ward & Jiereh Bull ..... freemen of Newport 

Beinge Nominated to treat with Benedict Arnold 

in the Townes behalf e to agree about two 

Islands volgerly knowne by the name of Goate Island and 

Coasters harbour, lyinge on the west of and neer to 

Newport by a (torn) writeinge signed by Cachanaquant 

a cheife sachim of Narragansett that the Islands 

were sold to Arnold neer upon fifteen yeares since 

by the sachim for six pounds ten shillings then paid 

and Benedict Arnold hath from the date hereof 

made over the said Islands to Newport for tenn 

pounds in cuntry pay or six pounds tenn shillings in New 

England mony first day of May sixteen hundred 

seventy three 
Wit. 

Richard Baily Francis Breinly. 

Josiah Arnold John Coggeshall Senr. 



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Caleb Carr 
Thomas Ward 
Jiereh Bull 
[hi] Acquittance of John Coggeshall by Generall Assembly. 

We are by the Generall Assembly for this 

Collony held att Newport on the 30th day of Octo- 
ber 1672 to Auditt the Accounts of Mr. John Coggeshall late 
Treasurer of the sayd Collony give A full Acquit- 
tance it apeares the Collony is indebted unto 

John Coggeshall in the sum of Two Pounds, Eleven 

shillings and Seven pence half-penny the full Balance of 
Accounts betweene hime and Collony the forth Day of May 
. -. . .Eleventh Day of July one Thousand sixe hundred Sev- 
enty and Three. 

Walter Clarke 
John Easton 
Francis Brinley 
Peter Easton ' 

Peleg Sanford 
Richard Bailey 
Weston Clarke 
Recorded Augt. ye 4th 1676 

John Coggeshall Recorder. 
[112] Walter Clarke to John Coggeshall. 

Walter Clarke of Newpt for Threescore 

pounds sterling paid by John Coggeshall of New- 
port doe sell two parcells of Land in 

Newport the one containeing in Length Tenn 

rodd and a halfe and Nine inches, and in breadth att the 
East and foure Rodd and a halfe and two Foott & Six Inches, 
an in breadth att the West end, Foure rodd & a halfe and 

Fourteene inches. bounded on the North by Land now, 

or late in the Possession of William Richardson on the 

East and South by Land now in the Possession of Peleg 

Sanford on the West by the High-way; and the other 

Land is bounded on the East by the High-way 

afore :sayd, on the South by Land now in the Possession 



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of Peleg Sanford on the west by the Sea, or Harbour 

of the Towne of Newpt, and on the North by Land now 

in the Possession of William Richardson, the breadth 

being layd out According as the sayd lines of the 

Parcell abovementioned first day of June 1674 

Wit. Walter Clarke 

Daniell Gould 

Joseph Bryer 

Richard Bailey. 

Hannah Clarke Releases Rights. 

Hannah Clarke wife of Walter Clarke, doe 

Relinquish, any right which I now have to 

the two Parcells of Land above mentioned 

Wit. Hannah Clarke 

Daniell Gould 

Joseph Bryer 

Richard Baily 

Agreement between William Coddington and John Cogges- 
hall. 

William Coddington of Newpt senr is to maine- 

taine A fence against John Coggeshalls 

farme to begin att the Lower end of the Neck comonly 

called Jefiferys Neck (being Land which William 

bought of Robert Jefferys, ) att the mouth of the Creeke 

which runeth into Johns Marshes, from the salt sea, 

being the Southwesterly corner of the sayd Johns farme, and 
soe to run as the fence now stands untill it comes to A peice 
of ditch which runs about five or sixe rodds from the Upland 
Easterly into ye sayd marshes. 

Likewise it is agreed. .. ..that John Coggeshall is 

to mainetaine A fence as the fence now 

stands, beginning at the corner of the abovesayd Ditch which 
runs into the sd Marsh, & soe untill it meets with the sayd 

Williams outside Westerly line next the Comon William 

doe grant John free Egress to draw out stones off 



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his Ground to make the Hne of fence betweext 

them 25th of Augt. 1668. 

Wit. WilHam Coddington. 

Francis Brinley 
Elizabeth Burden 
[114] Grounds for Divource between John Coggeshall and 
wife 

for as much as you Ehzabeth Baulston whome I 

epoused, soe fare failed, neglected, and utterly refused 

to Performe the Marriage Covent., and by your urgiant 

Oppertunity to be Divourced, and to be sett free; am I 

forced to give you this Dismission 3d of Oct. 1654. 

[115] Agreement to Divource by Elizabeth Baulston. 

This sheweth, that ye Divource which my Late 

Husband, John Coggeshall gave me, is by me desired 

3d of Oct. 1654 

Wit. • her 

Thomas Cornell senior. Elizabeth X Baulston 

Henry X Bulls marke marke 

Court frees John Coggeshall from his wife. 
Providence, 25th 3d (55) 

Mr John Coggeshall Exhibited his Petition to ye Collony 

Court of Comissiones for A legal discharge from his Late 

Wife Elizabeth Baulston, hee is Absolutely free to 

Contract Another Marriage. 

Roger Williams President 
[116] John Coggeshall — Land Recorded. 

Mr John Coggeshall of Newpt beinge this 

Thirteenth Day of Septr one Thowsand sixe hundred 

sixty and five, in Possession of Lands in Newpt 

bounded on ye East & South by ye sea, on ye west 

and South-west by Land in the Possession of Mr William 
Coddington on ye North-west and North by A High-way, & 
Land by hime formerly sould to Isaac Page now in the Pos- 
session of William Reape, on the north and Northerly by 
Land in the Possession of Hugh Mossier, William and Fran- 
cis Vahan and Mr Wm Brenton ; which Land some of it layd 



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out to Mr John Coggeshall Senior deceaced ; which part 

amounts to Three Hundred Akers alsoe one percell 

bought of Mr Robert Jefferys, formerly of Newport 

amounting to Ninety Akers Ajoyneinge to the first 

some layd out, lyes on the West and Southwest against 

the land of Coddington Alsoe one part bought 

of Capt Jerimy Clarke and William Vahan and Frances his 

Wife that was formerly the Wife of Jeremiah Clarke, 

to the number of one Hundred and Twenty Akers all 

which Land Amounting to Five Hundred and Ten 

Ackers ...,. is now in Posession of John Cogges- 

hall Thirtenth Day of September one Thowsand 

Sixe-Hundred sixty and Five 

Jpseph Torrey Generall Recorder 
[117] John Smith to Stephen Sabeere. 

John Smith of Providence Junior Brother and heire unto 

Leonard Smith late Resident of Newport deceased, 

for Seventeen Pounds currant Silver Money of New- 
England Payd by Stephen Sabeere of Newport 

doe sell A certaine house Lott being in New- 
port being fourty foott Square, bounded on the 

North-East by A high-way, on the South East by Lott not 
yett Granted, the south west by a Lott now in the Pos- 
session of Edward Watterson, and on the north west by the 
Brooke, or Comon, together with A frame for A Dwelling 

House on the Lott Erected, and all the worke thereunto 

done, and all Materialls now brought Twentieth 

day of Octr 1676. 

[118] Wit. John X Smith 

John Hulme his marke 

James Browne 
Richard Baily 
John Sanford to James Rogers 

John Sanford of Portsmouth doe sell unto 

James Rogers of Newport A forth part of Cononicatt 

Island and Dutch Island being one Hundred and 

Twenty Akers Bounded south upon the Towne shipp 



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west upon the Sea, North upon the Land which is Peleg San- 
fords, East upon the high way, Ninetenth Day of 

November one Thousand sixe Hundred fifety and nine. 

Wit. John Sanford 

Richard Pearce 

Richard Bulgere. 

James Rogers to WilHam Brenton 

James Rogers of Newpt doe make over this 

Present Deed unto Mr William Brenton of Newport one 

and Twentieth of March 1659. 



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Wit. The X marke of 

William Baulston James Rogers 

Will Dyre 
[119] Jahleel Brenton to Joseph Browne. 

Jahleel Brenton of Newport Gentleman doe 

release, unto Joseph Browne of Charles Towne 

Minister of the Gospell all such Lands Granted 

unto hime by my Honoed Father William Brenton lat of New- 
port deceased Eighteenth Day of November 

One Thousand, Six Hundred, Seventy and Sixe. 

Wit. Jahleel Brenton 

Benja Browne 

Richard Baily. 
[120] Edward Rainebrow to William Browne. 

Edward Rainebr(Dw of Knights bridge in the County of 

Middx England Esqr for five hundred Seav- 

enty and five Pounds of mony of New-England to me 

by William Browne senr of Salem in Essex in 

Massathusets Marcht Doe^ . . . .sell one Moitie 

of Prudence Island lyeing in the Bay of Nar- 

raganset neare unto Rhod-Island Twenty first day of 

February one Thousand six hundred Seaventy and two 



Wit. Edward Rainbrow 

Thomas Deane 
John Paine 
John Hayward senr 



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[i2i] Prudence Island Deed certified. 

Boston in the Mattachusetts Colony 

certifie that the Deed herewith annexed 

of Edward Rainbrow unto William Browne senior for 

the Moity of Prudence Island is Legall according to 

Law before Edward Tyng Esqr an Assistant in the Gov- 
ernment of this Colony first day of September 

1676. John Leverett Govr. 

[123] James Barker and Elisha Smith. 
16 day 8 mo. 75. 

between us James Barker senior and Elisha Smith 

both of Rhod-Island have Agreed that the Bounds 

betweene our two Farmes is First that the old bound 

marked Brooke neare ould mr Smiths House where 

Barkers fence comes downe on the South side to the old bound 

by the brooke side, from that bound to that end of the 

farme the fence that old Mr. Smith made and mainetained for 
many yeares mentioned, shall Perpeatually for ever betweene 
us, and to end att James Mans corner of his fences of the 

Land had of Mr Smith by Agreement 

Wit. James Barker 

Obadiah Holme Elisha Smith 

The marke of John X Pepodey 

The marke of Georg X Keech 

Jefifery Champlin to Walter Clarke. 

Eight Day of May Sixteene Hundred sixty and 

nine Jefifery Champlin senr. Inhabitant now in Squama- 

cutt, (Alis Kings Province Shoemaker, hath sold unto 

Walter Clarke of Newport Land and Houseing, lyeing 

in Newport Bounded on the East by the Land of Walter 

Conigrave, on the north by ye Land of Robert Burdick and 
Andrew Langworthy, and on the South and west to the High- 
ways, Containeing Fourty Akers 

Wit. The marke of 

James Barker Jefifery X Champlin 

Joseph Bryer 

Nicholas Easton Junr. 



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[124] Walter Clarke — Land Recorded. 

Walter Clarke (son of Capt. Jeremiah Clarke Deceased) 

of Newport beinge this fourth Day of October 

one Thowsand Sixe Hundred sixety and five, in 

Possession of Land in Newport Bounded 

one Parcell being Fifety Ackers bounded on the north by 

Land of Mr Nicholas Easton formerly by hime bought 

of John Smith Deceased, on the East, and part on the South 

by other Lands of Nicholas Easton, and further on the 

Southerly Line by a swampe haveing there A Turneing before 
it comes to the Swampe, that the sayd Eastons Land border 
againe upon it on the East, which Swampe aforesayd is 

comonly called Bracys swampe, as alsoe bordering on 

Land of Thomas Clifton, and Westerly by Land of 

Benedict Arnold, or high-way ; alsoe one Parcell Lyeing neare 

and fronting against are Towne, bounded North by the 

Common, and A high or Drift way goeing out of the Streete 
or Comon up Easterly betwext the Land of the sayd Walter 

Clarke And the Land of Thomas Waterman, that was 

formerly the land of Robert Griffon, on the East or South- 

East by Land sold by Clarke to Mr William Brenton, 

and on the south by Land of ye William Brenton bought of 
Walter Clarke and Jeffery Champlin, and on the West by 
Land of Peleg Sanford, Mr John Gard, and the sayd Bren- 
ton, which Percell amounts to Twenty Ackers Alsoe 

one Orchard bounded East by the Land of Peleg Sanford, 
South by Land of Mr John Coggeshall, West by the High- 
way, North by the Comon, with A smal Percell betweext the 
Last mentioned High way and the sea, south by John Cogges- 
hall North by the High-way; all Parcells Amount to 

seventy Ackers with all belonging As one Dweling 

house, one Barne, with all housing, fruit Trees this Deed, 

is to Ratifie the same unto the sayd Walter 

Clarke ; 

Joseph Torrey Generall Recorder. 
[125] Mathew West to Nathaniell West. 
mathew West of Newport Tayler, unto 



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my Grand-Child Nathaniell West, sonn of my Eldest Son 
Nathaniell West who did depart this Hfe many yeares agoe ; 

And for as much my Grand-child doth, live with 

mee, I have freely Given, my Grand-Child 

my Dwelling Howse I now live in, with all Land there 

tmto belonging Fowrty Akers lyeing with- 
in Newport, bounded. Northerly by the Land of 

John Crandall, Southerly by the Land of John Thornton, 
Eastwardly, and Westerly by the Common which For- 
merly belonged unto John Roe, and Edward Brouse with 

All dwellings, or mansion Howse, Fenceings, Gardens, 

Orchards belonging, Sixteenth day of January 

one Thowsand Sixe Hundred Seventy and Sixe jj. 

Wit. Mathew West 

The marke of 

John X Parker 
The marke of 

Dorathy X Haward 

Edmond Colverly 
[126] William Richardson to Walter Newbery. 

New Yorke the 9 - day of July 1674. 

William Richardson - marrinar, master of the Catch 

May-Flower, now in the Road of New-Yorke and late Inhabi- 
tant of Rhod-Island for valliable Satisfaction 

payd ; Have sold unto Walter Newbery of Lon- 
don Mchant - now resideing in Rhod-Island - One Dwelling 

House standing in Newport Towne now in the 

Possession of one Amey Paine Widdow, Tenant, unto 

the aforesayd William Richardson with all Lands, 

Orchards, Gardens, woods, underwoods, Timbers, Com- 
mons, Pastures, ways. Waters, Ware-Houses, Wharf - 

reige, Cellers, Nineth day of Fifth month, 1674. 

Wit. William Richardson 

Walter Clarke 

Robt Ford 

The marke of 

Tho: X Winterton. 



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[127] John Porter to William Gardiner. 

John Porter of Petiqomscut in Narrogansett 

have Granted unto William Gardiner, son to Georg 

Gardiner at Newport, Land, bounded Westerly on Henry 

Gardiners Land, Northerly on A High-way lyeing next 
Benony Gardiners Land, Southerly on Samuell Wilbors Land, 

and Easterly on John Porters Land containeing two 

Hundred Acers of Land first of January one Thowsand 

sixe hundred seventy and one, 

Wit. John Porter 

Henry Gardiner his X marke Horad Porter 

Benany Gardiner his X marke her X marke 

[128] Protest of John Herbert. 
Newport on Rhod-Island February 26th 1676. 

be it knowne That did Personally apeare before 

me John Coggeshall John Herbert Commander of the 

Sloope Swan; and did Alleage by the Testimonies of 

these Wittnesses Israeli Spencer and John Harcer, marri- 

ners aboard the - sloope on the 13th being on A 

voyage bound for New-York, they were by Tempestuous 

wind and seas, and Darkness of the Wether Concurring, 

forced A shore upon the Sandy point of Monnainoy on 

behalfe of himselfe and Company, and alsoe for the owners 

of the - Sloope, doth - Publickly Protest against the 

sea, winde, and bad wether, for all Losses 

Mathew Boomer — Land Recorded. 

Mathew Boomer of Newport beinge in 

Posession of Land, lyeing in Newport, Ten 

Acres Purchased of Henry Stevens of Peter Easton 

beinge bounded on the North side and East and 

upon the Land of Henry Tew, formerly belonging to Rich- 
ard Tew Deceased on the south upon the Land of Peter 

Easton, being Twenty Pole wide from Richard Tews 

Land, now of his son Henry on the West end on 

the Hye-way. . . . .with all Dwelling, or Mansion Houses, 

Barnes, Orchards, Gardens, according to a Law 

made the 22th of May 1662 All Promisses, are 

liereby Ratified Recorded 26th of February 1676. 

John Coggeshall. 



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[129] John Parker — Land Recorded. 

John Parker of Newport being in Pos- 
session of Land, lyeing in Newport Thirety 

one Acers - bounded Southerly upon the Land of Edward 
Robinson - Easterly upon the Land of John AUin, and upon 
the Common, Northerly and Westerly upon the Comon, 
Twentone Acres was Purchased of John Allin, Ten Acres 

was Purchased of Robert Tayler Husbandman, with all 

Dwelling, or Mantion Howses, Barnes, Orchards, Gar- 
dens, belonging according to a Law made the 

22th of May 1662 All are hereby Ratified, 

Recorded 26th of February 1676. 

John Coggeshall. 
[130] Henry Stevens to Mathew Boomer. 

Henry Stevens of Newport Blacksmith, did about 

Eighteene yeares since, make over unto Mathew Boomer 

of Newport Land, lyeing in Newport tenn 

Akers bounded on the North and East with Land formerly in 
the Possession of Richard Tew deceased, on the South by 

Land of Peter Easton, and on the West by A High way, 

being Twenty Pole wide the Deed was 

lost when his House was Burned by the Indians during these 

late Warrs. These are to confirme unto Mathew 

Boomer the Tenn Acres six and Twenteth Day 

of February, one Thowsand, six hundred seventy and six. 
Wit. Henry Stevens. 

John Coggeshall 
Richard Baily 
Mathew Boomer to Georg Browne. 

Mathew Boomer of Newport for one and 

Thirty pounds currant Silver money of New England 

paid by Georg Browne of Newport Planter, 

have Granted Land, Lyeing in newport Ten 

Acres bounded on the North and East by Land 

lately in the Possession of Richard Tew deceased, on the 
South by Land of Peter Easton, and on the West by A 



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High way, the Land Granted in bredth Twenty 

Rod six and Twentieth day of February 1676. 

Wit. Mathew Boomer 

Thomas Ward 

Richard Barnes 

Richard Baily 
[131] David Greenman — Land Recorded. 

one Thowsand six hundred and fourty Eight Land 

Containeing Thirety Acres lyeing on the Easterne end of 

David Greenmans, Edward Greenmans, and John Greens 

Lands bounded on the Southern side by Land which 

David, Edward and John bought of Mr Easton, and 

bounded on the East by the Hie-way to the Land of Mr 
Brenton comonly called the Pinnfold, and boundeth upon the 

border of the Land by markes at the Brooke side downe 

to Jeremy Goulds fence, and then by the comer of Jere- 
miah Goulds farme down to the Eastern end of John Wests 

Lands, and soe by the afore-sayd line, of David, and 

Edward Thirty Acres of Land is fully Impropri- 
ated first of Aprill 1648. 

William Dyre Genr Recordr. 
[132] Nicholas Easton to David and Edward Greenman. 
Land Containeing Twenty Acres lyeing at the East- 
ern end of David and Edward Greenmans Land, bounded on 
the south by John Greens Land on the East by the hie way 
to the Pinfold, on the North by the Land of David and 
Edward Greenman, which L.and being the Posses- 
sions of Nicholas Easton of Newport doth sell unto 

David and Edward Greenman with another Percell 

containeing seven Acres lyeing at the west end of 

David and Edwards Lands, and bounded all else by the 

Comon, First Day of Aprill 1648 

Wit. Nick: Easton 

William Dyre 

Jeremiah Willis 

John Horndells X marke. 



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Edward Greenman from Towne of Newport. 

28th of July sixteene hundred fifety and eight, 

Edward Greenman Wheelright on the Thirteenth of Aprill 

1656 made Complaint unto the Towne of Newport 

for want of Land. The Towne then ordered that Georg Bliss, 
Mr Edward Smith, Obediah Holmes should near his Dwelling 
House out of the Comon lay out to hime what he wanted, 

not infringing any hyeway, which they did bearing 

date the tenth of July 1656 Bounded, the breadth 

aboute Ten Rod long at one side, which is Northerly, and 

some Twenty two Rod long at the other side, southerly, 

the west and East side is as long as the Land bought of 
Jeremiah Clarke is broad, bounded at the Northwest and 
Southwest corners by two smal white oakes, Containeing four 

Acres and halfe on the Twenty seventh of January 1657 

the Towne Gierke Marke Luker should make A 

deed unto Edward 

Wit. Marke Lucar 

John Gould Towne Gierke 

Samuell Hubbard 
[133] Robert Carr to Samuell Davis. 

Robert Carr of Newport senior for one 

Hundred pounds currant silver money of New-England part 

was payd by Nicholas Davis late of Newport 

deceased and the Remainer, by his son Samuell Davis 

have sould Samuell Davis two pieces 

of Land, lyeing in Newport bounded on 

the north by Land of mee on the East by Land 

late of William Brenton Deceased, on the South by Land 

of Caleb Carr, and on the West by the streete, or high- 
way, being in bredth at the East end Seven Rodd, and 

at the west end six rodd & two f ott, out of which I have 

reserved to myself e, A smal piece of Land for a Burie- 

ing place to containe Eight foott of Ground each way from 

A Rock there being ; The other Land is bounded 

on the North by Land in ye Possession of mee, on the 

East by the streete or Highway - on the south by Land 



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late of Caleb Carr, and on the west by the sea or 

Harbour of Newport sixteenth day of March 

1676. 

Wit. Robert Carr 

John Cranston 

John Greene ser 

Richard Baily 
[134] John Porter to Nicholas Gardiner. 

John Porter December 27 - 1671 - have made over 

my whole Intrest of A sixt part of the Thowsand 

Acres Layd out to us the six Purchassers of the Narra- 

g^ansett Land. Viz - John Porter, Samuell Wilbore, John 
Hull, Thomas Mumford, Samuell Wilson, and William Bren- 

ton ; which Land lyes neare the Land Layd out to Henry 

Knowles, which sixt part I have made over unto 

Nicholas Gardiner haveing received full Satisfaction 

Wit. John Porter 

Lodowick Updicke Horad Porter 

Georg Gardiner her X marke 

his X marke. 
[135] Georg Gardiner to Nicholas Gardiner. 
November the 7 - 1673 

Geor^ Gardiner have made over unto Nicholas 

Gardiner Threescore Akers of Land, bounded on the 

south side on Benony Gardiners Land, the 1000 Acres lyeing 
on the north side of it, and the sayd Land is to be layd out at 

the Eastward end of the sayd Georges Land 

Wit. Georg Gardiner 

John Watson Tabiatha Gardiner 

Dorcus Watson her X marke. 

her X marke 

John Porter to Nicholas Gardiner. 
November - 22th 1673. 

John Porter & Horad Porter my wife doe give unto 

Nicholas Gardiner one Hundred Akers of Land bounded 

northerly, on the Thowsand Acres formerly layd out to 
Benedict Arnold and Easterly on John Watsons Land, 



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and Westerly on Benony Gardiners Land, and sotherly on 

John Watsons Land 

\Yit. John Porter 

John Watson Horad Porter 

Georg Hikes her X marke 

his X marke 
[136] Protest of John Goose. 

Newport March 28th 1677. 

on the Date hereof did appear before mee 

John Coggeshall John Goose Comander of the Ketch 

Society, with his Company and doth enter their 

Protest against the said Ketch for her Insufficiency to indure 

the sea in ordinary wether her seames would open 

and when they carryed sayle, she would - take in soe 

much water to Lee-ward, that we were forced to keepe 

the pumps goeing 

John Goose 

signed 
Thomas X Banfield 
Edward X Barton 

his marke 
John Cheritrie 
Passongers 

Ralfe Blackball 
Frances Ellis 
[137] John Hickes to Stephen Sabeere. 

John Hickes of Newport shipcarpenter for 

Twenty and five shillings payd by Stephen 

Sabeere of Newport have remised a House 

Lott lyeing in Newport which was granted 

January Twenty eight one Thowsand six hundred sev- 
enty six being forty foott square, and bounded on the 

north east by A High way ; on the south east by Lott not yett 

Granted; on the south west by a Lott late of 

Edward Waterson, and on the north west by the Brooke or 
Comon first day of April! 1677. 



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\Yit. John Hickes 

Peleg^ Santora 

Edmund Colverley 

Samuell Andrews Protests. 

Newport Aprill nth 1677. 

on the Date hereof, did. .... .Samuell Andrews, 

Comander of the Ketch Providence, and did Prove by 

these Wittnesses John Weeden, John Coe, Thomas 

Rapere, Marriners aboard the sayd Ketch, that Samuell 

Andrews being on a Voyage with the sayd Ketch, bound 

for New- York, they were by Tempestuous wind and Seas, 

and very firce Raigne Concurring, forced A shore Upon 

A sandy Beach, on Rhod-Island being open to the Otion, 

and very great Brakers, on behalf e of himself e and Com- 
pany doth Protest 

Jt)hn Coggeshall 
[138] Walter Todd to Thomas Greene. 

..... Walter Todd of Warwick for full satis- 
faction payd by Thomas Greene of the sayd Towne 

have Granted one Lott lying in Shawomett Neck 

neere Warwick, Containeing Eighteene Acres being 

amongst the second Devision of Lotts (there) the Six- 
teenth Lott, Bounded upon the Southerly side by A Twelve 

Acre Lott of Captaine John Greene, Northerly by A 

Lott of Benjamine Barton of the same Tenner knowne 

upon Record to be the Seventeenth Lott, there being at 

the Northerne corner of this Sixteenth Lott A Pine Tree 
blowne dow^ne, and A stone pitcht at the roote thereof by 
the highway, from thence Easterly upon A straight line to 
A Saxefrex stumpe upon the brinke of the banke by the sea, 
also at the North east side of Captaine John Greenes Twelve 
Acre Lott, is A great stone pitcht, And from thence upon A 
straite line Northerly to A yong Walnutt Tree with stones 
pitcht at the roote thereof, and from thence upon A straight 
Line Easterly downe to the sea, A stone being there pitcht 

by the sea, Alsoe one smal Lott, sett in 

Shawomett Neck, five Acres, Numbered the Eleventh 



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Lott, And lyeth amongst the Third Devision of Lotts in the 

Neck, Bounded by Captaine Randall Houldens Lott of 

the same Tennure, Numbered the Tenth Lott, and on 

the Northerly side by A Lott of the same Tenure in the 

Tenure of John Warner, Numbered the Twelth 

Lott, westerly by A High way that leads through Shawo- 

mett Neck, and - Easterly by the Meadows that lye by the 
Sea, Ninth Day of March one Thowsand six Hun- 
dred Seventy and Three, 74. 
Wit. Walter Todd 

Edmund Colverley Margrett Todd 

Richard Codner 
[139] Leif tenant Eliza Collins to Thomas Greene. 

Leif tenant Eliza Collins of the Towne of Warwick 

have Indented, unto Mr Thomas Green of 

Warwick my dwelling house and house-Lott the - House 

Lott being bounded, Northeasterly by Mr Edmund Calverly 
his house Lott, Southerly by the streete; Southwesterly by 
the house Lott of Thomas Greene aforesayd, and at the North 

end - by A sixe Aker Lott being likewise Bounded on 

each side by the Land of Thomas Greene, and Edmund Cal- 
verly, as alsoe Three shares of Meddow, one of them lyeing 

att Toskeunke, Alias Papiassit being the Sixteenth share, 

another share lyeing at Potaomet, being - the Nineteenth 
share, as alsoe the other share lyeing neare the sea side on 

the Southwest side of Nausaucut Neck of Land 23d day 

of June 1664 

Wit. Eliza Collins 

John Green Sarah Collins 

Edmund Calverley 

John Potter 
[140] John Greene to James and Thomas Greene. 

John Greene in 1662 the sixteenth Day of 

June bought A percell of Land fronting on my Neck of land 
att Occuppessuatuxet westerly being Bounded, Southerly by 
Warwick North line, and Northerly by A due West line from 
the head of Patiunco Cove, and soe downe to Petuxet River, 



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as by an Instrument beareing date ye Sixteenth of June 

af oresayd under Mossups hand may Apeare, Therefore 

I doe give, unto my two Brothers Mr James Greene 

and Mr Thomas Greene A certaine percell of the sayd 

Land, bounded begining at A white Oake Tree marked 

in Warwick North Hne, being about one Hundred fifty six 
Pole westward from the front fence of my Neck aforesayd, 
as alsoe beginning at A bounder the same depth from the 
front fence on the south side, and is to range the whole 
breadth Westward soe farr as the Boggie Meddows by the 
spruse swampe it being A bounder thereof, and soe ranging 
by the North end of the spruce swampe to A black-Oake, and 
thence to A smale Oake, and further to A Great white Oake 
neare Warwick north line, and from those two last Bounders 
being about halfe the breadth of the Purchase unto too 
marked trees at the west end thereof being about 272 Rodd 
deepe further about halfe the breadth as aforesayd, reserveing 
six Rodd for the High way to Petuxott at the Valley, as 
alsoe a Highway six rodd wide from my share of Land front- 
ing on my Neck aforesayd to the sayd Valley, neare where 
the Cartway now is, and from the Valley due West neare the 
middest of this Land before specified leading towards Pota- 

conksitt 30th of March 1675. 

Wit. John Greene senr. 

Jaremiah Wastcott 

Phillip Greene 
[141] Will of William Almy. 

William Almy doe bequeath my Body to be Buryed 

by my son John if I dye here upon my farme, and. my Wordly 

goods if my Wife out Live mee shee shall have and 

after her Death Christopher shall have halfe my farme, 

which is next to the Land which gave to my son John Almy; 
and for my Mault-House, whose share it falls into they shall 
have equall shares of it, not to devide it but to keepe it for 
A mault-House for every season, And the other halfe of my 
farme, I give it to my Son Job Almy, with my Dwelling 
House, & too Orchards ; and for my Catle, and the move- 



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able, remaining at our Deathes, I give to my Daughter 

Anna and my Daughter Kathren each of them two parts, And 
to my son Christopher Almy. And my son Job Almy each of 
them one part, and to my Grand Child Bartholmew West, 

Twenty Pounds silver money to be payd hime when he 

comes to Age Last of February 1676. 

Wit. William Almy. 

Robert Hodgson 

James Barker seanr. 
[142] Atestation of Robert Hodgson and James Barker. 

Robert Hodgson and James Barker on the 23 - of - 

Aprill 1677 did Apeare before the Councell of the Towne 

of Portsmouth and did afirme that the above written was the 
Will of the Deceased William Almy. 

John Heath # 

Francis X Braiton 
his marke 

Joshua Coggeshall Assist. 
Wm. Cadman Assist. 
John Sanford 
Samuell Wilbor 

Orders of Councell. 

Genii. Councell of Rhod-Island 21th of 2d mo 

called Aprill 1677. 

ordered that the Powder & Amonition, & Bread, in the 

Custody of John Coggeshall Treasurer & William Brinley 

Comissary belonging to the Island be. Delivered unto 

Walter Clarke Governr. by him to be keept for security, in 
part, 

William Cadman Assistt. Walter Clarke Govr. 

Randele Houlden Assistt. Jon Cranston Dept. Govr. 

Samll Gorton Assistt. James Barker Assistt. 

John Coggeshall Assistt. John Easton Assistt. 

Joshua Coggeshall Assistt. 
[143] William Coddington to David and Edward Greeneman. 

William Coddington Esqr. doe Assigne Sixty two 

Akers lyeing on the Easterly side of the mil brooke, 



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bounded on the south by the High-way that goes to Ports- 
mouth, or the great Comon, and on the North, by John 
Smiths Land, to David Greeneman, and Edward Greene- 
man of the sayd Towne which Percell of Land was Pur- 
chased by mee of Robert Carr of the sayd Towne tenth 

of Aprill one Thowsand six Hundred fourty and two. 

William Coddington Gor. 
[144] Benedict Arnold to Penelope and Roger Gouldinge. 

Benedict Arnold of Newport senr unto my 

Daughter Penelope Gouldinge wife of Roger Goulding, 

as part of her dowrey ; Have, Given, two peeces 

of land, lyinge in Newport whose bounds 

are on the west by the sea or harbour of the. Towne, on 

the North by a Comon hie-way, on the East by a certaine hie- 
way of two Rod wide, which I have laid forth of my owne 

land for the use of my selfe To Extend to certaine land 

by me Given to my Sonn Benedict Arnold junr., and on 

the south by land in posession of mee The land 

beinge in bredth at the East and Seven rod and a foot, and 

at the west and six Rodd the North side beinge as the 

fence now stands, and the south side on a straight line from 

one of the ends unto the other., The other Land is 

bounded on the west by the hie-way, and on the East and 

South by land in the posession of me beinge in bredth, 

at the west end seven Rodd and a foot, and at the East end 
Six Rodd, the North side beinge in length Seven Rodd and 

three foot and the south side six Rodd, four and twen- 

tith day of June 1676. 

Wit. Benedict Arnold Senr. 

Aron Davis 

Benedict Arnold junr. 

Richard Bayly. 
[145] Peleg Tripp to George Sisson. 

Peleg Tripp of Dartmoth in New-plymoth 

yeoman for the Mutuall Exchange of 

thirty two acres of Land in Portsmouth made 

between my selfe and George Sisson of Portsmouth 



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doe alien unto George Sisson three eight parts of 

a whole share in the Towne-shipp of Dartmoth 

The devided part - beinge bounded Thirty acres 

North by the way to the fishinge place, Easterly by the 

great river, southerly by the land of Joseph Tripp, and west- 
erly by the Comon, Thirty acres lyinge at the fresh pond, 

lyinge westward, from the afore-named thirty acres; 

bounded North with the land of Richard Sisson, west with 
the said fresh pond, south, and East by the Comon, and fif- 

teene acres of land bounded south by the land of William 

Cadman East by the River North and west by the Comon All 

land amounting to seventy five acres 

with all houses Orchards To bee Holden of his Majtie 

as of his manner of East Greenwich seventh day of 

Aprill one Thowsand six hundred seventy seven. 

Wit. Peleg Tripp. 

John Sanford. 
Benj. X Congdon. 
his marke 
[146] Thomas Burge to Thomas Ward 

Thomas Burge of Newport for six and Twenty 

pounds and tenn shillings currant Silver mony of New- 
England, paid by Thomas Ward of Newport 

Merchant have sold one quarter of a 

share of Land both upland and medow. beinge at Achushena 

in the Towne-shipp of Dartmoth in Plymoth and 

alsoe one third part of a halfe share of Land, both 

upland and medow beinge at Pescomancusk in the 

Towne-ship of Dartmoth both percells I pur- 

chassed together with other land of Robert Bartlett of Ply- 
moth nine - and Twentith day of July 1671. 

Wit. Thomas Burge 

John Read Lillia Burge 

Richard Baily her X marke 

[147] William Mirick to Thomas Ward. 

William Mirick senr. of Eastham in New-Plymoth 

husbandman for nine pounds paid by 



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Thomas Ward of Rhode-Island Merchant doe sell 

one halfe of all my share of Land at Seconnett 

which Land was granted by the Court of New-plymoth 

to the old servants whereof William Mirick is 

one 31 of January one Thowsand six hundred 

seventy and three. 

Wit. WilHam Meyrik. 

Samuel! Treate. 

Stephen Peaige. 

William Mirick and Rebeckah 

his wife made apeareance 

John Freeman Asistant 
[148] Thomas Burge to Thomas Ward. 
Thomas Burge of Newport for twinty pounds cur- 
rant Silver money of New England paid by Thomas 

Ward of Newport Merchant have sould 

one quarter of a part of land beinge at Acus- 

hena in the Towneship of Dartmouth in New Plimoth 

five and twentieth day of January 1674. 

Wit. Thomas Burge 

Richard Barnes. 

Richard . Baily 
Thomas Burg of Newport and Liddia his wife acknowl- 
edged the above June 27th 1677 

Joseph Clarke Asistant 
[149] John Almy to Thomas Ward. 

John Almy of Portsmouth Merchant for 

seven pounds sterll paid by Thomas Ward of Newport 

Merchant doe sell one halfe share 

of Land on the J!^eck called Seconnet and parts adjacent 

Twenty seventh day of January one Thowsand six hun- 
dred and seventy five. 
Wit. John Almy 

William Hiscox Mary Almy the wife of 

John Read. John Almy doe give my 

consent 

Mary Almy 



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[150] Mathew Mayhew to Peleg Sanford, etc. 

Mathew Mayhew of Martins Vinyard in America son 

and heire of Thomas Mayhew Junr. deceassed my Grand 

father Thomas Mayhew, and my Father Thomas Mayhew 

did receive of the Honod the Lord SterUng 

a grant of certaine Islands neere to Martins Vinyard 

afore-said called Elszabeth Islands under certaine 

Conditions I for twelve pounds currant mony 

of New-England paid by Peleg Sanford, Phillip Smith 

and Thomas Ward, all of Newport doe make over 

the two westermost of the Elsabeth Islands 

seven and Twentith day of October 1674. 
Wit. Mathew Mayhew 

Tristram Cofifin 
Richard Barnes 
Richard Baily 

Newport September i6th 1681 Richard Barnes 

Testefieth that the above was signed by Mathew 

Mayhew Before mee Caleb Carr Asistant 

[151] freemen of Newport to Thomas Fry. 

the freemen of Newport 29th of January 1672 

granted unto Thomas Fry of Newport a hause 

lott of forty square beinge among the small lotts, latly 

layd out in the Towne, the lott bounded on the 

East by a hie-way of two Rods wide on the South by the 
broad Street, on the west by a lott granted unto Nicholas 
Easton now in - posessition of William Edwards, on the 
North by a lott granted unto Walter Wood. 

Order of - free-men 30th day of July 1673 

to confirme said Lott of forty foot square, third day 

of February 1676 

Weston Clarke, Towne Clerke. 
freemen of Newport to Michall Kaley. 

freemen of Newport Asembled January Twenty 

eight 1673 granted unto Michall Kaley a house lott of 

forty foot square beinge among the small lott layd 

forth in the Towne the Lott bounded on the west 



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by a lott laid out, but not yet granted on the South by a Lott 
granted unto William Weeden, on the East by a hie way of 
two rod wide, on the North by a lott granted Robert Taylor 

Ropemakr Order of freemen Thirtith day of July 

1673 to confirme the said Lott, 25th of| October 

1676. 

Weston Clarke Towne Gierke 
[152] Joan Reape to Zacheriah Rhodes. 

Joan Reape to the performance of ye will of my 

Husband Deceassed Zacheriah Rhodes of Paw- 

tuxett who dispossed of his lands on the South side 

of the Pawtuxett river among three of his Sonns I 

Doe appoint my sonn Malachi Rhodes to take that 

Land lying next to Pawtuxett Falls which Land is 

bounded on the North side by Pawtuxett river, on the South 

by a fence , on the East by the cove or harbour by a 

small brooke that runs a Cross the end of it into the great 
river 28th day of February 1 676 

77 
Wit. Jean X Reape 

Samuell Gorton junr. her marke 

Thomas X Eldrich 
his marke. 

Testimony of posession by John Albro and George Lawton 
August the 4th 1677. 

Wee John Albro and George Lawton, both of Ports- 
mouth doe by Vertue of the power given to us 

of Captn Thomas Clarke Iron Hunger, and Ann Clarke his 

wife have taken posession of the Northermost halfe of 

Prudence Island with all buildings belonginge together 

with all the Lands that did ever belong to Mr Parker father 

to Ann Clarke, Viz. the houses, which stands upon 

the Northermost part of the Island towards Providence 

Neck 

Wit. 

The X marke of 
John Snooke. 
Henry Mattesson 



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[153] Claim of Robert Hassard on his father. 

my sonn Robert Hassard of Portsmouth doth 

claime intrest unto my lands in Portsmouth by 

vertue of some writeinge I Thomas Hassard 

of Portsmouth doe protest I never made any 

writeinge to my sonn Robert Only in a will drawne 

by mr John Porter at George Lawtons about Thirty yeares 

past my said sonn was to have had my lands and my 

other children my Moveables, Since which time I 

make Voyd and Null the wills And doe abolish 

heire-ship to my son Robert Hassard sixt day 

of August 1677 my. wife Martha Hassard Sole 

Executrix of my Estate 

Wit. The marke X of 

Francis Gisborne Thomas Hassard 

David Lake 
Delivered before me Samuell Wilbore Asistant 6 day of 

August 1677 
[154] Will of Thomas Hassard. 

Thomas Hassard of Portsmouth doe hereby will 

my land in Portsmouth Containeinge Thirty 

acres accordinge to a deed of Bargaine 

made by me unto Thomas Shriefe of Portsmouth date 

the tenth day of December 1666 by which deed 

Land is declared to be Mine and after unto my 

beloved Yoakfellow Martha Hassard unto my daughter 

Hannah Wilcocks one shillinge to be paid in Silver quoyne 

unto my daughter Martha Potter wife of Icobod Potter 

of Portsmouth one shillinge all former wills 

made voyde Thirteenth day of November one 

Thowsand Six hundred seventy and six. 

Wit. Thomas X Hassard. 

Thomas Gould. his marke 

John Coggeshall 

John Heath. 
[155] John Paine to Samuell Apleton. 
John Paine of Boston Merchant for Sev- 



Ill 

erall leg;icies amounting to the sum Fifteen hundred pounds, 

payable accordinge to the Will of my Father William 

Paine Late of Boston unto the three children of Samuell 

Apleton of Ipswich in the County of Essix Gent 

Have sold unto Samuell Apleton All my 

Rif^^ht in the Island called Prudence as houses 

lands fences wood Timber Waters Mineralls Pro- 
vided If John Paine shall pay at Boston 

the sum of fifteen hundred pounds answerable to 

the said Will, Then this Deed of Mortgage be 

of None Efect, Twentith day of January one 

Thowsand Six hundred sixty and three 

Wit. Jno. Paine 

Thomas Danforth 
Joell X acoomis 
Caleb Cheeshahte au nuk 
John Evins 

John Paine before me this 21th day 

of January 1663 made acknowlidgment 

of this Deed 

Danill Gookin 

1676 Entred in Records of Suffolk 

p Edward Rawson Secretary June 6t 1677 I doe cer- 

tefie that Captn Daniell Gookin was Majestrate Edward 

Rawson was Secretary 63 at the same time 

Samuell Symonas Dept. Govr. 
[156] William Brenton &c. to William Clarke. 

five and Twentith day of Aprill 1674, Between 

William Brenton, John Hull, Benedict Arnold, John Porter, 
Samuell Wilbore, Samuell Wilson & Thomas Mumford of 
the one part and William Clarke Weaver of the other part 

for five pounds Currant pay paid by 

William Clarke Have Sold a Neck of Land 

Containeinge one hundred Acres beinge part 

of Land in the Narragansett Cuntry beinge about six 

Miles Westerly of Petacomscutt Rock, and bounded on 

the East partly by a hie way and partly by a pond, on the 



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south by a small river as it runns under the North side of 
the ^reat swamp, on the North partly by a hie way and partly 
by a great river, called Chipsuck River, and on the west by 
the Chipsuck river, if any minneralls shall be dis- 
covered shall be devided into Eight Equall shares, seven 

shall remaine unto us and one Eight part to the 

use of him. .... 
Wit. 

Freeborn Harte John Hull 

Richard Baily Benedict Arnold 

Joseph Morry John Porter 

Samuell X Helmes Samuell Wilson 

his marke Samuell Wilbur 

William Cadman. Thomas Mumford 

Asignement of Land to John Peirce from William Clarke 

By Letter of Aturny from William Clarke I 

Jireh Bull of Pettacomscutt, doe asigne the Land therein 

Mentioned unto John Peirce of Portsmouth Mason 6t 

day of September 1675 

Wit. Jireh Bull 

Henry Beere 
Rowse Helme 
Richard Baily 
[157] Jireh Bull for William Clarke to John Pearce. 

Jireh Bull of Pettacomscutt am Authorized, 

by William Clarke late of Pettacomscutt to sell 

Land, granted unto him neere Pettacomscutt for 

Fifteen pounds payd by John Pearce of Ports- 
mouth Masson, Land which is a Neck lyinge 

about six miles Westerly from Pettacomscutt Rock & 

Containeth one hundred acres, bounded on the 

East partly by a hie way, and partly by a pond, and on the 
South by a small river as it runs under the North Side of a 
great Swamp, on the North partly by a hie way and partly 
by a great River called Chipsuck river, and on the West by 

the Chipsuck river any Minnerralls shall be dis- 

couvered shall be devided into eight Equall parts, Seven 



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unto the purchassers And one Eight part unto 

John Peirce sixth day of August one Thowsand 

six hundred seventy & five 

Wit. Jireh Bull 

Henry Beere 

Rowse Helme 

Richard Baily. 
[158] M\;antonomey to Randall Houldon, &c. 

Myaptanamy Chef e sachim of the Nanheygansett have 

sold unto the persons heare Named one percell of Lands 

Lyinge upon the West side of the sea Called Sohomes 

Bay from Copassuetuxet over against A Litle Hand in the 
sayd Bay beinge the north Bounds, and the outmost point of 

that Neck called Shawhomett, beinge the South bounds 

from the sea shore of Each Boundery, Upon a straite line 

Westward Twenty Miles, the proportion accordinge 

to the mapp under written beinge the forme of it, unto 

Randall Houldon, John Greene, John Weicks, Francis Weston, 
Samuell Gorton, Richard Waterman, John Warner, Richard 
Carder, Samson Shotton, Robert Potter, William Wuddall 

For one hundred and forty 4 fathom of Wampum peage 

Twelfth day of January 1642, 

Wit. Myanto X nomey 

Totanomans 

X marke 

Sachim of 

Showhomett Pumham 

Jano X his marke 

John Greene 
[159] Roger Williams to mr Parker of Boston 
Providence 13. May 1678 (so called) 

Roger Williams of Providence about thirty yeares 

since out of the love I bare to honnor. Gentlen. mr 

John Winthrop Senr. ( the first Governr at Boston) 

to be my halfe in the purchass of the Island called Pru- 
dence Island (Chibbssueasickk) in English lyinge in (the 

soe Caled) Cowessett and Nanhygonsett Bay The 



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Honoed. man, and I did Joyntly purchass the said Island 

of the 2 ^reat sachims Cunnounicus and Miantunnomu 

whose favor it pleassed God to give me That Gentlm. 

and myself e injoyed the Island in peace untill I was 

forced (beinge in want) to sell my halfe to mr Parker (my 

freind of Boston) and I have heard that mr 

Winthrop Gave his halfe to his sonn mr Stephen Winthrop 

since which Transfer mr Winthrops Right and mine, 

unto divers others to mr Paine of Boston Deceassed. and 

mr William Browne of Salem unto whom I humbly beg 

of God a blessing in this Barbarous wilderness 

Wit. Roger Williams 

Thomas Olny snior 

Joseph Williams 

Samuell Comstock 

May the 13th 1678 'before me. 

Thomas Olny Asistant 

Testemony of Nathaniell Colson and Stephen Cooke. 

Nathaniell Coalson aged thirty yeares and Stephen Cooke 

aged twenty three yeares they beinge at Prudence Island, 

heard Benjamin Browne speake to the Inhabitants of the south 

end to remove to the North side of the devission line of 

the Island that he might take posession of the South Moyety 
of the Island in the behalfe of his father William Browne 

senr. of Salem, and wee did see sd. Benjamin Browne 

take posession William Allin beinge present 

the Twenty seventh day of Aprill one Thowsand six hundred 

seventy and Eight 

William Allin of Prudence Island aged (44 yeares) doth 

Testefy to the truth of above by Nathaniell Colson 

and Stephen Cooke 

2e. of May 1678 Samuell Gorton Asista. 

Devision of Prudence Island. 

Nathaniell Coltson Testefyeth, that eighteen months 

since, I beinge appointed by Joshua Coggeshall Coll. Crowne 
and William Alline of the one side and Benjamin Browne of 
the other to survay Prudence Island, and now 



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desired to devide the sd Island in Equall halfs between them, 
have be^n the Hne at a Rock neer halfe a rodd on the south 
side a dwelling house on the west side of sd Island in which 
John Davis now dwelleth, and from thence East twenty- 
three degrees South to the waeter on the East side of said 

Island da. 27 da. Aprill 1678: 

2d. of May 1678 Samuell Gorton Asistant. 
[160] William Browne — Land Recorded. 

William Browne of Salem beinge in 

posession of that southermost end and halfe of Prudence 

Island lyinge in Coweessett and Nanhygonsett Bay 

bounded Northerly by a line began at a rock on the West side 

of Island, neer halfe a rodd on the south side a dwellinge 

house in which John Davis now dwelleth, and from thence 
East twenty three degrees south to the water on the East side 

of the Island, and is on all other parts bounded by the 

sea or salt water with all uplands, meddows, woods 

dwelling houses, Barnes, Orchards, Gardens, accord- 
ing to a law made the 22th of May 1662 All 

premises Ratefyed Recorded One and twenty day 

of May One Thowsand six hundred Seventy and Eight. 

John Sanford, Recorder. 
[161] John Crandall to Jeremiah and Heber Crandell. 

John Crandall of Newport sonn and heire of John 

Crandall of Newport Deceassed unto my 

brothers Jeremiah Crandall and Heber Crandall now resi- 
dents in Newport, and in the tuition of their mother 

Hannah Crandall have given, a certaine house 

(formerly the Mantion house of my Father John Crandall) 

with two hundred acres belonginge both upland and 

Meddow, lyeinge in Westerly alias Squoma- 

cutt, bounded On the West by land of Nicholas 

Cotterills, on the East by the fresh meddows, on the North 
by Pawcatuck river, on the south by land formerly belonginge 

to Edward Smith late of Newport deceassed with all 

Edieffices, Gardens, Orchards, thirteenth day of 

May one Thousand six hundred seventy Eight. 



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Wit. John X Crandall 

William Turpin. his marke 

Thomas Ward. 
[162] Land of Richard Bulger to Joseph Anthony. 

William Hall have layd out of the Land of Richard 

Bulgar to Joseph Anthony two Acres in two per- 

cells one acre upon the Rocky hill, bounded North with 

the Land of Joseph, East by Pocassett river. South by 

land of. . ... .Richard West partly by a hie-way and 

partly by Land of Richard — the other acre bounded 

North with Land of Joseph East with a hie-way, 

South by Land of Richard, bounded with foure 

Stakes two rod from the fence of Richard as now it 

stands West upon the great Cove layd out 29th of 

July 1674 

Witnes: William Hall. 

John Anthony Junr. 

Wee are satisfyed with the premisses 

Wit. Richard Bulger 

John Anthony Junir. Joseph Anthony. 

William Hall. 

William Brenton to Francis Brayton. 

William Brenton of Boston have sold unto Francis 

Brayton of Rhode Island one house and twelve acres of 

Land, belonginge in the Towne of Portsmouth 

bounded on the south with the Land of mr Richard Smith, 
and on the North side with the Land of William Baulston, 
for forty nine pound Twenty fift day of Sep- 
tember sixteen hundred and Fifty. 
Wit. William Brenton 

William Sanford Martha Brenton 

Peleg Sanford. 
[163] Wrastlin Brewster to Thomas Durphey. 

Wrastling Brewster & John Rogers of Duxbury 

in New-Plymoth for sixty five pounds 

mony of New-England paid by Thomas Durphey of 

Portsmouth have sold one Moyety of a 



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share of a freemans Lott of Land beinge at Tanton 

River in New-Plymoth in Number the lo. lott 

buttith westward upon the sd. River and Extendeth Eastward 
four mile from the said River, Southward with the land of 
Major James Cudworth and Northward, with the Land of 
mr Richard More, bounded and Marked on the sd Northerly 
side with a Chesnutt tree near the water side below the path, 
and a Red oake tree above the path Marked & Numbered lo 

on the Southerly side & -ii- on the Northerly side, which 

halfe Lott is to begin at the trees & to extend southward 

to the Midle of the sd. lo Lott, and there to be devided from 

the other halfe of Lott, And alsoe one halfe part 

of a freemans share of Meddow, at a place called Scipi- 

can, which sd Land and meddow was formerly of Mr Love 

Brewster one of the old freemen ofif New-Plymoth 

deceassed : twenty ninth day of May: 1678: 

Wit. Wrestlin Bruster 

John Gushing John Rogers 

Nathll. Thomas acknowlidged by Wrestlin Brustor 

and John Rogers Before Josiah Winslow Govr. 

[164] Gachanaquant to Randall Houldon & Samuell Gor- 
ton. 
Gachanaquant alias Tassaconohutt kindnesses Re- 
ceived from Gaptn. Randall Houldon and Samuell Gorton 

senior, both of Warwick have given one per- 

cell of Land by the Name of Nannaquoksett being a Neck of 

land beinge upon Nanhygansett Bay over against 

the Midle of Quononoqutt Island and over against a 

small Hand in the Bay lying about betwixt Quononoqutt 
Island the above-said Neck of land called Arokquanessett ; 

with free leave to feed their Gattell upon my land lying 

about the same neck provided they wrong not the Indians 

corne in the sumer time from planting till it be 

gathered in And I am greatly provoaked to my free act 

with respect unto that great sachim of old England 

of the fame I heare of him, to whom these my 



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friends are servants May 27th day accord- 
ing to the English account 1659 
Wit. 

Newcom X his mark Caganaquanak X his marke. 

Indian Alequaoomett X Eldist son of 

the marke of the abovsd. 

Awashause X Indian sachim 

Walter Todd 

Amos Westcott — : 

little Island being in the River or Bay which Island 

is called Arockquonosett is not spescefied in the 

Deed wherein is mentioned a percell of Land 

lying between River or Bay and that comon path or hie- 
way in the cuntry of the Nanhygansett, which gift had a 

being before of a promise made by my Ansesters 

yeares ago to the men Randall Houldon and Samuel! 

Gorton the said small Island was given 

with the Neck lyeth in a map drawne out 

with pen and inke 

Witnes English Cachanaquaneck X his marke 

Samuell Gorton junir. alias Tasseconohutt 

Witnes Indian 

X Mautotanamitt 
[165] Massup consents to Deed of Cachananquant. 

Pessicus alias Mawsupp of the Nanhygansett though 

not present at the writing of this Deed penned on 

both sides this paper did give my consent 

19th day of Septemr. 1667 : 

Testes : John Green Massup alias 

Phillip Green Sucquans his X marke 

Quoanock X his marke 

Deed of Cachanaquant confirmed. 

Cojanaquont declares he was not in drink but sober 

and when he sold the land to Major Atherton and 

the Baymen in presence of Richard Smith he 

excepted the Neck of Land herein given to Captn Ran- 



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dall Houldon and mr Samuell Gorton senr. and never 

made any lease to Richard Smith for more then three 

yeares. 

John Green Asistant 

Warwick i8th of May 1668. 

Samuell Gorton and John Gorton. 

Samuell Gorton senr. Professor the Misterys of Christ. 

and purchasser of Shaomett Inhabitant of Warwick 

unto my sonn) John Gorton doe give. . . . .one 

third part of my Lands beyond the Towne of 

Warwick Westward the other two thirds being betwixt my 

sonn Samll. Gorton junr. and my sonn Benjamin Gorton 

to be devided as the Major part of my three sonns shall 

agree unto my sonn John Gorton my share of Med- 

dow at Taskeunck Twenty seventh of November 1677: 

Wit. Samuell Gorton Senr. 

John Greene Asistant 

Randall Howldon 
[166] Will of Nicholas Easton. 

my son Nicholas my houses and Lands and my 

daughter Elizabeth the Corner house and Land that I 

had of Adam Wooly and alsoe that Land that by my Gran 
father was given to my sister Mary which I bought of hir 

Husband Weston Clarke My plate my son one halfe 

and my daughter the other halfe ; Christopher Holder to have 
my best hatt my Uncle Daniell halfe a peece of Worsted 
Chamlett, my uncle John Easton my old horse my mother to 
have my gray paceing horse, my Brother John to have all my 

wearing apparrill Except handkercher and Neckercloths 

these I give to my sonn Nicholas ; my small Lott and house 
at Towne, I give to Christopher Holder and my Uncle John 
Easton, or to whome they shall asigne it to for to be improved 

to give in yearly to the publick stock of my friends 

called Quakers, and I give to my brother John, Thirty 

pounds to help build a Towne house, to my sister 

Mary a barrill of porke, and a barrill of porke to my sister 
Patience my son I leave to the Tuition of my brother 



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John iintill my Son be Twenty one yeare old my Daugh- 
ter, to the Tuition of Amy Borden untill she be Marriead 

or twenty yeare old my brother John to be Executor 

My Overseers are Christopher Holder, Daniell Gould 

and John Easton, 

Newport :i5 d. ii m. 1676. Nicholas Easton. 

Wit. 

John Easton senior 

John Easton Junir. 

to my brother Peter Twenty shillings and Twenty 

shillings to my brother Joshua, and ten Shillings to my Sister 
Elizabeth, and my sister waite shall have a silver spoone of 

ten shillings price — my Indian Squa to be free my Indian 

childe to be free at twenty five yeares of age to Joseph 

Bryer my best sadle 

15 d. II m. 1676 

John Easton senior John Easton Junior. 



John Easton senr. and John Easton junr 5th of i mo 

called March 1676-7 did affirme the afore written 

Will of Nicholas Easton (deceassed) late of Newport. 

Robert Malins Dept. Gierke of 
Gouncell. 
[167] Ralph Earll to Thomas Butts. 

Ralph Earll of Dartmouth in New-Plymoth 

Thomas Butts of Portsmouth have sold 

one fourth part of medow belonging to a purchassers 

share within Dartmoth, and one Eight part of 

Upland belonging to a whole purchassers share, and alsoe 

tenn acres of Upland within said Towne, the which per- 

cells of Upland is. . ... .at. .Gocksett, at the Eastermost side 

of Ralphs Land, To be Holden of his Majtie 

as the manner of East Greenwich Twentith day of 

November One Thowsand six hundred sixty and Eight. 

Wit. Ralph X Earll. 

William Earll. his marke 

William Hall. 



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[i68] John Brif]^s to Thomas Brigs. 

John Brigs of Portsmouth Yeoman unto 

my second sonn Thomas Brigs Doe give Thomas 

Brigs and Mary his wife one fourth share of Land 

lying in Dartmoth part whereof is layd out at 

Ponagansett Thirty five Acres bounded North 

by the Land by me given to my Sonn John Brigs East by the 

Cove or Creek, South by the Land of me and West by 

Land lying in Comon Eleventh day of March one 

Thowsand six hundred seventy Eight 

Wit. John X Brigs senr. 

John Sanford his marke. 

Richard Tarr 
[169] John Simmons — Will. 

John Simmons Resident neer Tanton unto my Chil- 
dren Mary — my Eldist Daughter, and John Simmons my 
Eldist sonn, and Rememberance Simmons my second sonn 

and Edward Simmons my third sonn doe give 

all my Estate Either Lands Goods household stuff 

mony Cattell to be Equally devided doe appoint 

my wife Martha Simmons sole Overseer first 

day of February One Thowsand six hundred seventy 

Eight or nine. 

Wit. John Simmdns 

Mathew X Grinell 
his marke 

John Heath 

Elizabeth Holderbee 

Henry Brightman to Mathew Boomer. 

Henry Brightman of Portsmouth for five and 

Forty pounds of currant silver mony of New-England 

paid by Mathew Boomer of Newport Have sold 

one halfe of a Lott lying on the East side of 

Tanton River in the Collony of New-Plymoth being the fourth 

in Number and the Moiety sold is the Northmost halfe 

bounded on the north by land late of 

Samuell House on the South by Land late of 



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Robert Hassard with all Medows belonging, 

the medows at Scipecan only Excepted sixt day of 

March 1676-7. 

Wit. ^ Henry Brightman 

Thomas Ward. X 

Richard Baily. his marke 

[170] Joan Brightman consents to Deed. 

Joan Brightman wife of Henry Brightman doe 

give my consent unto the Deed sixt day of March 1676-7 

Wit. Joane X Brightman 

Thomas Ward her marke 

Richard Baily. 
Owned by Henry Brightman thirtith day of May one 

thousand six hundred seventy & Eight. 

John Albro Asistant 
[171] Mathew Boomer to John Reade 

Mathew Boomer of Newport for two and 

twenty pounds and tenn shillings currant silver mony of New- 
England paid by John Reade of Newport 

Corwainer, have sold one quarter part of 

Land lying on the East side of Tanton River and 

is the Moiety of a halfe share which I purchased of 

Henry Brightman, with all Medows the Medows 

at Scipecan only Excepted Twentith day of June 

1677. 

Wit. Mathew Boomer 

John Drury 

Josias Lyndon 

William Hiscox 

Richard Baily 
This deed was owned this thirty day of May one Thousand 

six hundred seventy and Eight by Mathew Boomer before 

mee John Albro Asistant 

[172] Inventory of mr. John Alcock Deced. 

Inventory of Estate of mr. John Alcock Deced. 

amongst his Children August 8th 1677. 



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House & house Lott ... 5 Acres 

Land upon .... Meeting house hills at Roxbury 

20 Acres more upon ditto hill 

25 acres of Land at Mudy River 

Land & medows at Boston Gate 

Stony river Lott wch. Jno. Graunt Occupies 

17 acres at Stony river in mr Clarkes hand 

2/3 of Land at Ainsworth hill 

Land at Maulbery with stock 

Land at Assabeth with stock 

Charges upon bringing up Georg Alcock 

Sum is 

Besides Land at Block Island & land at long Island, and land 
at Merimack not yett apprissed and a great part of the move- 
ables not yett devided. It being agreed upon that John 
Williams shall have one 3d part of Assabeth which comes to 
£55-i8s-4d and the remainder of his share at Block Island 
according to apprisement wch. sd. £55-i8s-4d being deducted, 
out of the whole there will Remaine 1359-13-8- to be devided 
into 8-Equall Shares. 



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Each parte being — — — — — 
To George Alcock-2 shares 
Expences upon Education and payment 
of Debts & mr Greens sallery — — 
House & house lott about 5 Acres — 



To John Alcock one share 

17 Acres of Land at Stony river in 

mr Clarks hand 085 : 00 : 00 
1/2 of . . Land at Ainsworth Hill 040 : 00 : 00 

1/6 of . . Land & stock at Maulburry 036 : 07 : 00 



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To Paussgrave Alcock i share 

. . lot at stony river in Graunts hands 

1/2 . . Land at Ainsworth hill 

1/6 . . Land & stock at Maulburry - 



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To Elizaibeth Alcock one share. 

1/3 of . . Land & stock at Maulbery 072 : 14 : 00 

1/2 . . Land at Mudy river 020 : 00 : 00 

1/2 the 2 parts on the Meeting house hill. 070 : 00 : 00 



162 : 14 : 00 



To Joanna Alcock. 

1/3 of the land and stock at Maulbery 072 : 14 : cx) 

1/2 the land at Muddy river 020 : 00 : 00 

1/2 the 2 parsells on the meeting house hill — 070 : 00 : 00 



To Joshua Lamb one share. 

halfe the land & medow at Boston gate 

1/3 of the land at Assabath 



To Zacheriah Whitman one share. 

..1/2 the land & medow at Boston gate- 

1/3 of the land at Assabath 



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The above devission the children & Guardians of the children 
of the sd John Alcock deceased. . .consent. . .to. . .8th 
of August 1677 

John Hull Gaurdian 

John Williams. 

Zacher Witman for himself e 
& as Gaurdian. 

John Alcock Joshua Lamb 



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The party s. . .appearing in Court August 9: 1677... 

Jsa. Addington Cler. 
. . .taken out of the Records of the County Court of Suffolke. 

pr Jsa. Addington Cler. 
Boston. . . 

[173] Inventory of John Alcock. 

Inventory. . .of .. .John Alcock (of Roxbury deceassed) At 
Block Island alias New-Shorrum. 

£ s. d 
. . . Eight part of said Island 085 : 00 : 00 

8 Cowes and 8 oxen & 10 sheep 035 : 00 : 00 



120 : 00 : 00 



April 7. 1679. 

Robert Guthrig 
his 
Turmutt X Rose 
marke. 
...Book of Records for Block Island and the Towne of 
New-Shorrum. 

Robert Guthreg Towne Clerk. 
John Williams — Land Recorded. 
. . .mr John Williams of New-Shorrum alias Block Island 
. . . being . . . in . . . posesion ... of land lying . . . in . . . Newport 
...lately purchassed of Nathaniell Dickins...of Newport 
. . .containinge. . .Twenty acres. . .bounded. , .on the East by 
land... of Mary Timberlake on the South by land... of mr 
John Easton senr. on the Southwest by land that was Robert 
Griffins, and the head there of lying Westerly against the 
land... of Henry Bull, and alsoe on the Southwesterly side 
lyes against the land... of Jireh Bull and Northerly on the 
great street. . .with all. . .Dwellinge or Mansion houses 
out houses, Barnes, Orchards. . .Gardens. . .according to law 
made. . .the 22th of May 1662, every part of the. . .premises 
is hereby Ratefyed. . .Recorded loth of May. . . 1679: 



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[174] Thomas Hicke to Lawrence Springer. 
...Thomas Hicke of Portsm-. . .Carpenter. . .twenty two 
pounds tenn shillings Currant Silver mony of New-England, 
. . . paid by Lawrence Springer of the Collony of New- 
Plymoth . . . planter . . . Have . . . sold . . . one Quarter share . . . 
of Land, ... being at Seconett and places Adjacent. . .being 
formerly the land of Thomas Pinchin of Scittuate and sonn 
to Thomas Pinchin senir, one lott...is the three and 
Twentith lott . . . with all . . . other allotments purchased and 
unpurchased from the Indians , . . Except some tracts of land, 
that the Company have seen cause to dispose off. . .Eight day 
of May One Thousand six hundred seventy Nine. 
Wit. Thomas Hix. 

Henry Lilly. 

Thomas Ward. 

Lawrance Springer to Robert Gibs. 
...Lawrance Springer late of Portsmouth. . .now sideinge 
neer a Neck of Land called Puncatas-in the Collony of 
New-Plymoth planter. . .for. , .twelve pounds Sterling of 
New England, .. .paid by Robert Gibs of the same place 
planter,. . .Have. . .sold. . .One Eight part of a share... 
lyinge...at Saconett and places Adjacent. . .being Formerly 
the land of Thomas Pinchin of Scittuate and sonn of Thomas 
Pinchin senr. . .lott. . .is the three and twentith lott... 
Twenty third day of June . . . One Thousand Six hundred 
seventy Nine. 

Wit. Lawrance X Springer 

Richard Barnes his marke. 

Thomas Ward. 
[176] Francis Brinley — Land Recorded. 
. . .mr Francis Brinley of. . .Newport. . .Merchant, being. . . 
in. . .posesion, of .. .Land. . .in. . .Newport. . .one percell of 
. . .Land is lying. . .at Green End, containing thirty Acres. . . 
by him purchased of Daniell Hinchman. . .bounded, on the 
Southward by John Vaughan Junr. and a Comon leading to 
the old mill of James Rogers, on the Eastward by a hie way 
leading to the said Comon, on the Northward by the great 



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hie way, and on the westward by the Comon leading to. . . 
Newport, And one percell of Land Containinge four 
Acres... by him purchased of Stephen Mumford. . .bounded. 
Southward by the land of John Horndall, on the Eastward 
by Land of John Easton, senior, on the Northward by land 
of John Maxon, and on the Westward by the Comon : And 
one percell. . .Containing Thirteen Acres, by him purchassed 
of William Dyre and Samuell Dyre. . .bounded, on the south- 
ward by land lately of John Clarke, on the Eastward by land 
of Roger Goulding and Peleg Sanford, on the Northward 
and Westward by land lately of Samuell Dyre, .. .three 
percell ... Containge the Number of forty Seven Acres... 
with all. . .Dwelling or Mansion houses, Barnes, Out houses, 
Orchards, Gardens ... according to a law made... the 22th 
of May 1662 All . . .premisses, are hereby Ratefyed. . .Ninth 
day of August. . . 1679. 

John Sanford Recorder. 
[177] Carew Clarke to Thomas Ward. 
...Carew Clarke of Newport ... Edward Larkin of New- 
port . . . planter did . . . yeares part, purchass . . . Land herein 
after Mentioned of My Brother John Clarke of New- 
port . . . phisitian Deceassed . . .1. . . release . . . unto Thomas 
Ward of Newport. . . (the. . .asigne of. . .the. . .Edward Lar- 
kin ) . . . land lyinge . . . in . . . Newport . . . Eighteen Acres . . . 
now in the posession of Thomas Peckham, ... bounded ... on 
the East by a hie way belonginge to the said Towne on the 
South by land... of Peter Easton, on the west by land... of 
the Asignes of the asignes of my Brother John Clarke de- 
ceassed, on the North by the hie way leading to the said land 
late the farme of my... Brother John Clarke..., which said 
hie way partith the said Land, hereby. . .Releassed. . .from 
the land... of Henry Tew. . .thirteenth day of June... One 
Thowsand six hundred seventy Nine. 
Wit. Carew Clarke. 

William Hiscox 

John Paine. 



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Newpor. . .July gth 1679 

. . .Carew Clarke. . .Owned. . .Deed 

Before mee John Cranston Cover. 
[178] Peter George to his wife Mary. 

. . .Peter George of New Shorrum (alias Block Island) Yeo- 
man. . .for. . .a Joynture granted to his. . .wife Mary George, 
. . .for her. . .maintanence. . .and for the settlinge. . .of all. . . 
lands and tennements together with halfe the stock he hath, 
upon the said Land, and one Negro man called Langoe (all 
which Estate. . .being on New-Shorrum-( alias Block-Is- 
land )... unto ... Mary George, and Simon Ray, Turmutt 
Rosse and John Williams as Feofees in Trust for my. . .wife 
...all... my manner Mesuage and farme Called a sixteenth 
part of Block-Island together with the Medows I bought of 
Thomas Terry. . .during her natural life. . .to my sonn Sam- 
uell after her and my decease but if he die without Isue.. . 
to goe to my daughters Mary, Hannah, and Sarah. . .Twenty 
Ninth day of July Sixteen hundred Seventy Nine,... 
Wit. Peter X George 

his marke. 

Trustram Dodge. 

Margrett X Guthrig 
her marke. 
[179] Land of John Paine to William Clarke. 
...Thomas Fry Gen. Serjat of...Collony of Rhode Island 
...by Vertue of an Execution. . .date. . .22th of November 
1677. . . .by Authorety of. . .the Genii, court of Tryalls held 
at Newport the 24th of October 1677 on. . .action. . .by Wil- 
liam Clarke plantiff against the Estate of the deceassed mr 
John Paine of Prudence Island defendt, I have... given po- 
session of... Land formerly belonginge to the said John 
Paine, .. .three hundred and fifty, acres. . .unto. . .William 
Clarke . . . the . . . land . . . lyinge . . . in . . . Land Called Boston 
Neck in the Narragansett Cuntry and. . .between the land of 
the late., .captn Thomas Willitt on the South, and the Land 
of mr John Browne on the North,. . . 



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Wit. Thomas Fry Genii. Serjat 

Enoch Place Senr. 

Enoch Place junr. 

John Kinion. 

VaJluation of Land of William Clarke... an action... by 
William Clarke of. ..Portsmouth., .against the Estate of John 
Paine late of Prudence Island Deceassed. . .date the 29th of 
August 1677: and. . .Obtaining. . .a percell of Land... being 
in the Narragansett Cuntry on a place called Boston Neck 
beinge the halfe of a share. . .between Captn John Browne 
of Swansy and the fore-said John Paine, and the said John 
Painee part was to be the south side thereof. . .Wee. . .being 
desired to Vallue. . .the. . .land. . .Wee doe. . .aprise the. . . 
land... to be worth Ninty five pounds according to 

New England mony Rhode Island September 23 : 1679. 

Peter Talman 
John Greene 

William Clark-Land Recorded. 
...William Clarke of .. .Portsmouth. . .Ship-Carpenter being 
.. .in. . .possession. . .of Land,... in the Neck. . .called Bos- 
ton Neck. . .Containinge three hundred and fifty Acres 
.. .bounded by the Land of Captn Willitt on the south side, 
and the Land of Captn John Browne on the North side,... 
being halfe a share, and was formerly the land of mr John 
Paine late deceassed of the Island Prudance ; . . . and by the 
Genii. Serjant delivered into the posession of... William 
Clarke. . .with all. . .houses, Orchards, Gardens,. . .accord- 
ing to a Law made the 22th of May 1662 All. . .premises, are 
hereby Ratef yed . . . 26th day of September One Thowsand 
Six hundred seventy Nine. . . 

John Sanford Recorder. 
[180] Indenture between Peter George & Samuell George 
. . .twenty third day of December. . .One Thowsand six hun- 
dred seventy and eight, between Peter George of Block-Is- 
land alias New-Shorrum. . .and Samuell Georg sonn to... 
Peter George. . .doth. . .give. . .unto. . .Samuell my sonn all 
. . .my farme where now I dwell containinge two hundred and 



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tenn acres... with all my land in the Corne Neck and Else 
where on Block-Island. . .with all. . .houseing fences... 
Wit. Peter George. 

Benjamin X Miles 
his marke 

Nathanill Miles. 
[i8i] William Clarke to Edward Lay. 

...William Clarke of .. .Portsmouth. . .Ship-Carpenter. . . 
for. . .full. . .Satisfaction. . .Received. . .from Edward Lay of 
Portsmouth. . .yeoman. . .Have. . .sold. . .One halfe. . .percell 
of land by me Recovered. . .by Vertue. . .of the Genii. Court 
of Tryalls. . .against the Estate of. . .John Paine of Prudence 
Island, the whole. . .being three hundred and fifty acres, soe 
that halfe... sold is one hundred seventy five acres... is the 
Northermost halfe . . . lying . . . in . . . Boston Neck . . . Bounded 
... on the North side by the land of Captn John Browne, and 
on the south side by that other. . .moiety to me belonging. 
...twenty seventh day of February. . .One Thowsand Six 
hundred seventy nine : . . . 
Wit. William Clarke 

John X Brigs senr. his marke 

John Sanford 

Joseph Remington 

Joseph Devell to Thomas Ward. 
...Joseph Devell of Newport. . .for. . .Nine pounds. . .mony 
of New-England. . .paid by Thomas Ward of Newport... 
have. . .sold. . .one share. . .both Upland and Medow, lying. . . 
at. . .Puncatess. . .Eighteenth day of February. . .One Thow- 
sand six hundred Seventy Nine : 

Wit. Willia Coggeshall. 

John Paine 
William X Devell 
his marke. 

Joseph Devell 
Newport. . .February the i8th 1679 

. . .Joseph Devell. . . acknowlidged above. . . 
Caleb Carr: Asistant 



131 

[183] John & William Coggeshall to John Manchester. 
. . . John Coggeshall and William Coggeshall heirs to the de- 
ceassed William Boulston of. . .Portsmouth. . .for, . .seven 
pounds tenn shillings in Currant Mony. . .Received of John 
Manchester of . . . Portsmouth . . . Have . . . sold . . . one Eight 
part ,of a share ... in ... Dartmouth ... New Plymouth ... with 
all. . .Uplands, Medows, waiters, woods,. . .belonginge. . . 
Excepting One percell. . .sold by... William Baulston (Our 
grandfather) unto Richard Sisson...To be Holden of his 
Majtie. . .as of his manner of East Greenwich. . .first day of 
June. . .One Thowsand Six hundred Seventy Eight: 

John Coggeshall 
Wit. Joseph Devell 

John Sanford Elizabeth X Gould 

Thomas X Brigs 
his marke 

. . .Elizabeth Gould their mother doth give her consent. . . 
March 1678-79 
Wit. 

Robert Brownell Thomas Gould 
[184] John Manchester to Vallintine Hudlestone. 
...John Manchester of Portsmouth ... twelve pounds of... 
mony of New-England ... by Vallintine Hudlestone of New- 
port. . .Have. . .sold. . .all Land purchassed by me... twenty 
Eight day of i2mo called February ... One Thowsand six 
hundred seventy nine . . . 
Wit. 

John Hulme The marke 

Hannah Clarke. John X Manchester 

John Manchester Acknowlidged. . .before me the twenty 
Eight day of . . . f ebruary 1679 As Attest Walter Clarke De 
Govr. 

[184] Henry Chamberlin to Vallintine Hudlestone, 
. , . Henry Chamberlin of Sandwich in , . . New plymoth, . . . 
Eldist Sone of John chamberlin of Rhode-Island deceassed 
. . . Satisfaction . . . Received . . . of . . . Vallintine Hudleston of 
Newport. . .Have. . .sold. . .all the Right. . .unto. . .my. . . 



132 

fathers Estate now on Rhode-Island . . . 20th of the first month 
called March One thowsand six hundred & 79 Eighty : 
Wit. Henary Chamberlin. 

William Chamberlin 

Walter Newbery: 
The Eighteenth day of may, . .one Thousand six hundred and 
Eighty Henry chamberlin . . . acknowlidged . , . above . . . 

Walter Clarke Dept. Govr. 
[185] Mathew Allen to Vallintine Hudlestun. 
. . . Mathew Allen of Dartmoth . . . New-Plymoth . . . for ... six 
pounds. . .mony of New-England ... paid ... by Vallintine 
Hudlestun of Newport . . . Have . . . sold . . . Land lying ... at 
Acocksett in. . .Towne-ship of Dartmoth. . .neer the Land of 
Samuell Cornell,. . .Twenty five acres. . .bounded. . .On the 
West by a line drawne from a black oake tree at the south end 
thereof unto a white oake being the Northerly end of the said 
line, on the North, by a line drawne from the said white Oake 
unto a Maple standing in a Swamp being the east end of the 
said line on the East by the said swamp to a Black Oake 
being the South end of -the East bounds, on the South by a 
line drawne from the last mentioned black-Oake to the first 
mentioned black Oake being the west end of the said South 
line,. . . (which said land is a part of the halfe share of Land, 
on which L..now live... to be Holden of his Majtie...as 
of his manner of East Greenwich. . . i6th day of February. . . 
One Thowsand six hundred seventy nine . . . 

his marke 
Wit. Mathew X Allen 

his marke 

Richd X Kirby 

Hannah Clarke 

Mathew Allen before me acknowlidged the above-written.. . 

Walter Clarke Dt Govr. 
[186] Henry Tibbitts to Thomas Ward. 
...Henry Tibbitts of Narragansett. . .for. . .tenn pounds 
Sterling. . .paid. ...by Thomas Ward of Newport ... have .. . 
sold. . .a whole share of Land,. . .at. . .Sandy Pointe and soe 



133 

runing along the Bay West Northwest, till come to the mouth 
of the Raritans River, from thence goeing along the said 
River to a certain point of Marsh land, which devides the 
River into two parts, and from that point to run in a direct 
south-west line into the woods twelve miles and then to 
turne away Southeast and by South, till it falls into the maine 
Ocean, which are the bounds, . . . according as they are Ex- 
pressed in the Charter or pattent . . . Granted by Richard 
NicoUs Esquire,. . .fourteenth day of June. . . 1672. 
Wit. Henry X Tibbitt 

Richard Bailey his marke. 

John Read 
Newport ... the 13th of May 1680 Henry Tippits . . . acknow- 
lidged the above-written . . . 

John Green Asistant 
[187] Daniell Wilcocke to Joseph Devell. 
...Daniell Wilcocke of Dartmoth. . .New-Plymoth. . .for. . . 
five pounds Currant pay. . .paid, by Joseph Devell of Newport 
. . .have. . .sold. . .a Purchassers Share, both upland and 
medow . . . at . . . Punckatest . . . Twentith day of January . . . 
1672: 
Wit. Daniell X Wilcoke 

Thomas Ward his marke 

Richard Baily: 
. . .Daniell Wilcock. . . acknowlidged . . .above. . .27th day of 
July 1680 

As Atests Walter Clarke Dpt Govr. 
[188] John Simmons to Thomas Ward. 
. . .John Simmons Inhabitting on the southeast side of Tanton 
River on. . .land called the freemens land. . .planter. . .for. . . 
fifteen pounds. . .mony of New England,. . .paid. . .by 
Thomas Ward of Newport . . . Merchant . . . have . . . sold . . . 
land lying, ... on the Southeast side of Tanton River, con- 
taining one hundred Acres... in bredth fifty Rods,... in 
length three hundred and twenty Rods being part of the 
fifteenth share of Land, and lying between the fall River and 
Tanton bounds, in...Collony of Plymoth. . .bounded. . .on 



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the Northwest by land. . .of WilHam Mackepeace, and on the 
Northeast by land of Job Winslow, on the Southeast by the 
land of. . .William Mackepeace, on the Southwest, by land. . . 
of William Mackepeace,. . .with all... hie ways, Comons,... 
tenth day of December. . .One Thowsand Six hundred Sev- 
enty Nine: 
Wit. John Simmons 

William Hiscox 

John Read 
The 6th of Sept 1680 Newport. , .John Simmons. . .acknowl- 
idged . . . Caleb Carr Asistant 

. . .Martha Symmons, the wife of John. . .give asent unto. . . 
Sale . . . 

Wit. Martha X Symmonds 

Marke Athy her marke 

Samuell Rowland 
[189] John Cooke to Thomas Ward. 

...John Cooke of Portsmouth. . .for. . .Eighteen pounds five 
Shillings Currant Silver mony of New-England. . .paid. . .by 
Thomas Ward of Newport ... doe ... sell ... one sixt in deale 
of a part... both upland and medow ... being in the Towne- 
ship of Dartmoth. . .which. . .land I... bought of Thomas 
Burge of Newport. . .Thirtith day of Aprill. . .one Thowsand 
six hundred Eighty. 
Wit. John X Cooke 

Henry Tew his marke 

Richard Barnes 

Jabess X Cotterell 
his marke 
...John Cooke. . .acknowlidged the above-written ... May 
29th 1680 

Before mee William Coddington Asist. 
[190] Samuell Gorton to Daniell Coles-etc. 
. . . Samuel Gorton senr. proflfessor of the Mistries of Christ 
. . .of the Towne of Warwicke. . .doe. . .give. . .my Right.. . 



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in that Neck of Land which was given unto mr Randall Howl- 
don and my selfe lying Southward from mr Richard Smiths 
place where his house stood, and bounded Southerly by a 
Brook Running downe betwixt the said Neck and a place 
where Captain Hudsons house stood, at Narragansett, the 
bounds thereof, being more largly Expressed in the deed 
bearing date May 27th 1659... unto my Sonn Daniell Coles, 
and his wife Mahor Coles one sixth part of. . .the said Neck 
. . .unto my sonn John Sanford and my Daughter Mary San- 
ford One Sixth part,. . .unto my sonn William Maze and my 
Daughter Sarah Maze, one sixth part... unto my sonn John 
Warner, and my Daughter Anna Warner one sixth part, . . . 
unto my sonn John Crandall and my Daughter Elizabeth 
Crandell one sixth part,... unto my sonn Benjamin Barton 
and to my daughter Susanah Barton one sixth part, . . . pro- 
vided that each of them shall . . . help defend the title against 
the intrusions of Richard Smith... in case all doe Refuse... 
I . . . give it to my Sonn Samuell Gorton to perf orme the same 
...27th of November 1677 in Warwicke 
Wit. Samuell Gorton Senr. 

John Greene Assistant. 

Randall Howldon 
[191] Elisha and Hannah Hutchinson to Willian Brenton. 
. . . Elisha Hutchinson of Boston . . . and Hannah his wife, . . . 
for... a house and a percell of Land lying... in the Towne- 
ship of Boston. . .belonging unto William Brenton Esq. of 
Newport ... made over to... Elisha and Hannah Hutchinson 
. . . hath . . . sold . . . unto . . . William Brenton Esgr. . . . that . . . 
land or farme which lately did belong unto my Uncle mr 
Samuell Hutchinson of Boston. . .deaceassed, and by him... 
given unto me... in which farme then John Acres dwelt,... 
lying in the Towneship of Portsmouth ... bounded on the 
Northerly side. . .with the land of Elisha Sanford, and on the 
Easterly side... with the Comon shore next the sea, and on 
the Southerly Side. . .with the Land of Obadiah Holmes, and 
on the Westerly side. . .with the Comon land of the towne,. . . 
two hundred acres, .. .with all houses, Edififices, buildings, 



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fences, Gardins, Yards, trees, fruits, ways dreanes,. . .be- 
longing ... twenty seventh day of September ... One Thows- 
and Six hundred Seventy 
Wit, Elisha Hutchinson — 

Stephen Burton Hannah Hutchinson — 

John Winchcombe 
Newport. . .the 8th day of May 1674. . .John Winchcombe. . . 
did see Elisha and Hannah Hutchinson signe. . .deed. . . 

William Coddington Gor. 
[194] William Brenton to Peleg Sanford. 
...William Brenton now Resident in Newport ... Marriner 
...for... one hundred and five pounds ... Mony of Boston 
...paid by Peleg Sanford of Newport ... Have ... sold .. . 
land in the Township of Newport. . .and is part of my Farme 
Comonly Knowne by the Name of Breases or Cases farme 
. . .forty two Acres. . . bounded ... on the North. . .on the land of 
John Easton senr. begining at a Ditch on the banck neer unto 
the Beach, and soe to Extend by the said ditch and fence on 
a Straight line West . . . Eighty two Rods or poles. Eighty two 
Rods South Eighty two Rods on. . .Brentons land... East 
unto the salt water banck and Soe to Extend North. . .on the 
said Sea Banck upon a straight line Eighty two Rods or 
poles unto the ditch first above-mentioned, . . . with all . . . wood 
. . . stones Quarries . . . if . . . William Brenton . . . shall . . . pay . . . 
unto. . .Peleg Sanford. . .one hundred and five pounds of . . . 
monys of Boston ... in the Towne of Newport . . . then . . . Deed 
. . .Shall be voyd and of None Efect. . .sixt day of March. . . 
One Thowsand six hundred seventy nine or Eighty : 
Wit. William Brenton 

Nathaniell Coddington 

Josiah Arnold 
Newport March loth 1679-80.. .Josiah Arnold and Nathaniell 
Coddington . . . saw William Brenton signe . . . above-said Mort- 
gage and acknowlidged it 

John Albro Asistant 
[195] James Badcocke — Will. 
...James Badcocke senr. . .Verbelly. . .before us... unto his 



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sonn Job Badcocke all his Smith tooles . . . 
...one Cow... unto his daughter Mary Champlin...a Cow 
Calfe to William Champlins Eldist daughter. . . 
. . .unto his sonn Joseph all his housing and lands. . . 
.. .all. . .Remaining, . .Estate. . .unto his wife Elizabeth 
Badcocke . . . John Badcocke 

Job Badcocke. 
This Testator dyed the 12th of June 1679. 
John . . . and Job Badcocke . . . appeared ... at a Court Held at 
Westerly the 17th of September 1679. • • 

John Sanford Secretary: 
[196] Inventory. . .James Badcocke Senr. 
...Inventory of... James Badcocke Senr. Deceassed in June 
last in Stoning Towne ... Leaving a Widow with three Chil- 
dren the Eldist a Sonn about Nine Yeare Old. 

i s. d. 
house & Land about twenty Acres 30 : 00 : 00 

Bellows : Anvil Vice and other Smiths tooles 05 : 00 : 00 

2 Cowes 2 Yearlings & 2 Calves 11 : 00 : 00 
7 small swine £2:1 bed & bedstead with bed- 

ing £ 5 07 : 00 : 00 

one small bed & beding £ i :5s : 2 chests los. 01 : 15 : 00 

Chum pailes & tubbs... 01 : 10 : 00 

Iron pott scilitt pan. tramills . . . Iron spitt & 

slice 02 : 00 : 00 

3 Spining wheels 12s. axes Spade... los. 01 : 02 : 00 
hand saw drawing knife Reaphooke 2 botle one 

hamer 00 : 05 : 00 

puter and tin, one brass skillit 2 sives 00 : 14 .; 00 

one paire of Cards with some wools & flax & 

yarne 01 : 05 : 00 

Chaines Cradle with other lumber 00 : 10 : 00 



Sum Tottall..6i : 01 : 00 
. , .Inventory. . .Taken. . .5th of July 1679 by us 

James Pendleton Thomas Wells Ephraim Minor 
[196] Richard Carder to Samuell Gorton. 
. . .Richard Carder of Warwick. . .mony. . .Received have. . . 



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sold . . . unto Samuell Gorton of . . . Warwick . . . land . . . being 
upon that Neck of land Called Shaomet by the.. .Towne of 
Warwick,. . .about twenty acres. . .bounders. . .Northeast end 
of it butteth upon the hie way goeing from the said towne 
unto the Neck. . .called Shaomett, and the southwest end 
Butteth upon a certaine Swamp Runnet or Small passage of 
water Issuing into a cove or inlet of water from the sea, upon 
the Northwest side it is bounded upon a percell of land be- 
longing to mr John Wickes an other percell of land of mr 
Randall Houldons coming from the said cove or inlet of 
water, an other percell of land of mr Robert Potters, an 
other of mr Walter Todds, and a small peace of Medow or 
Marsh ground belonging to John More all of Warwick, and 
the southeast side bounded by a percell of Land of Richard 
Watermans of .. .Providence:. . .seventeenth day of January 
. . .one thousand six hundred fifty — : 

Wit. Richard Carder. 

Randall Houldon 
Walter Todd 
John Wickes 
John Hadon 
[197] WiUiam Manchester to John Cooke. 
...William Manchester of Punkatest in New Plymouth... 
Yeoman. . . for. . .sixty pounds. . .mony of New-England. . . 
paid . . . from John Cooke senr. of . . . Portsmouth yeoman . . . 
Have. . .sold. . .one halfe of Thirteen shares of land by me 
purchassed of Thomas Lawton, then of . . . Portsmouth ... as 
by Deed. . .bearing date the twentith day of Aprill...one 
thowsand six hundred Seventy Seven doth appeare to be by 
him purchassed oflf... Alice Bradford, Gersham Cobb, Wil- 
liam Nelson, William Crowe, John Brigs, senr., John Richard, 
Samuell Dunson, Andrew King, Thomas Southworth, Thomas 
Morton, John Jourdane and Joseph Ramsdon — ...land... 
lying... in the. . .Punckatest Neck... to Bee Holdon of his 
Majtie. ...as of his manner of East Greenwich. . .twenty 
four day of November . . . One Thousand Six hundred Eighty : 



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Wit. William Manchester 

James Card X 

John Sanford. his marke 

Mary X Manchester 
her marke 
William Manchester . . . sixteenth day of February one Thous- 
and six hundred and Eighty. . .owne above... 

John Albro Asistant 
[198] William Manchester to John Cooke. 
...William Manchester of Punckatest. . .Yeoman. . .for. . . 
seventy three pound six shillings and Eight pence . . . mony of 
New-England. . .paid by John Cooke senr. of Portsmouth. . . 
Yeoman. . .have. . .sold. . .two shares. . .belonging unto a 
late purchass of the lands of Pocassett and. . .adjacent ; as 
will. . .appeare by a Deed from... New Plymoth CoUony. . . 
fifth day of March 1679. Unto Edward Grey Nathaniell 
Thomas Benjamin Church my selfe and some other our 
friends. . .therein being Thirty Shares... in the whole,... 
bounded Northward & westward by the freemens lotts neer 
the fall River Westward by the Bay or Sound that Runnith 
between the said land and Rhode Island, Southward partly 
by Saconnett Bounds and partly by Dartmoth Bounds, 
Northward up unto the woods till it meet with land formerly 
granded by the Authorety of Plymoth to other men . . . Ex- 
prest in said Deed, as alsoe. . .former Grants therein Excepted 
as to Captn Goulding. David and Thomas Lake, and Captn 
Morris:. . .Twenty fourth day of November. .. 1680. 
Wit. William X Manchester 

James Card his marke 

John Sanford Mary X Manchester 

her marke : 
William Manchester. . .sixteenth day of February One 
Thousand six hundred & Eighty. . .owned this... 

John Albro Asistant 
[199] Caleb Carr to Susanah Relict of William Hieffernan 
...Caleb Carr of Newport. . .Administrator to... Estate of 
William Hieffernan deceassed have sold unto Susanah the 



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Relict of said William Hieffernan, a percell...of Goods, 
which belonged to. . .William Hieffernan. . .28th day of Feb- 
ruary 1680-81. 
Wit. Caleb Carr 

Ephraim Turnor 

John Odlin 
[200] Robert Bartlett to Thomas Burge. 
...Robert Bartlett of .. .Plymoth. . .for. , .fifty pounds... 
Currant Silver mony of New England. . .Recived. . .of 
Thomas Burge junr. of . . . Newport . . . Have . . . sold, . . . one 
Moiety. . .of land both upland & Medowland, . . .at Acushnett 
in. . .Towneship of Dartmoth . . . alsoe one Moiety. . .in deale 
... of land both upland and medowland . . . being at a place . . . 
Knowne by the Indian Name of Poscomansett in. . .Towneship 
of Dartmoth ... Reserveing unto my Selfe one third part or 
one part of three of the half e share last named . . . Excepting 
the one third of the latter (which is alredy Excepted) . . .To 
be houlden...to his Majtie. his manner of East Greenwich 
. . .Seventeenth day of February. . . 1670. . . 
Wit : the marke 

William Clarke of Robert X Bartlett 

James Clarke 

. . . acknowledged . . . 

Before me Thomas prence Gor. 
[201 ] John Brigs to John Brigs. 

. . .John Brigs Senr. of. . .Portsmouth. . .Yeoman. . .unto my 
...Eldist Sonn John Brigs of .. .Portsmouth,. . .doe. . .Give 
. . .one halfe. . .of a whole purchassers Share. . .both uplands 
and Medows. . .in. . .Towneship of Dartmoth ... Next ad- 
joyning to the land of the widow Fancy at the place formerly 
called Ponagansett. . .if my Sonn John shall decease. . .before 
his wife Hannah ... Lands ... shall be to the... use of... 
Hannah provided she remaine a Widdow. . .Then. . .shall. . . 
decend unto my Grandson John Second Sonn to my... sonn 
John. . .then., .is to decend to my next, youngist Grandson 
. . .Then. . .shall decend unto Edward Eldist Sonn to my. . . 
sonn John Brigs ... fourteenth day of October One Thowsand 



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six hundred Seventy Nine, . • . 

Wit. John Brigs 

Edward X Lay his X marke 

his marke 

John Sanford. 
[202] William Manchester to John Pearce. 
...William Manchester of Punkatest in New Plymouth... 
Yeoman,. . .for. . .Sixteen pounds of sterling mony of New- 
England. . .paid. . .by John Pearce of. . .Portsmouth. . .Have 
. . .sold. . .One fourth part of a. . .Thirtith part. . .of land at 
Pocassett . . . bounded . . . Northward and Westward by the 
f reemens lotts neer the fall river, and westward by the Bay or 
sound that runnith between the said Land and Rhode Island 
Southward partly by a line that is Sett at a great Rock on 
which is a Seader bush marked neer the way that leadith to 
Punkatest Eastward to a pond at Dartmoth Towne bounds, 
and westward to Suppowett Creeks mouth and partly by Dart- 
moth bounds, and Northward up into the woods to Midlebury 
Towne bounds and quitquissitt pond (alwaies Excepted of 
this. . .Sale Suppowett neck of land, and the Medows belong- 
ing to Punkatest proprietors, and the land formerly granted by 
the Court of Plymoth to Captn. Richard Morris, and soe much 
. . .as shall be alloted. . .for the use of the ministry) All. . . 
I with others lately purchassed of. . .Agents of. . .Collony of 
Plymoth. . .by. . .Deed of feofment. . .date March 5th 1679 
1680. . .seventh day of October. . .One Thowsand six hundred 
Eighty one. 
Wit. William X Manchester 

John Sanford his marke 

William Coggeshall Mary X Manchester 

Joseph Tripp: her marke 

Wit . to. . .Mary Manchesters hand this 17th January 1683 

Thomas Butts 

Elizabeth X Butts 
her marke. 
...William Manchester. . .acknowlidged the above written 
...Decembr. 13th 1681 Peleg Sanford Governor. 



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William Manchester to Mathew Greenell. 
...William Manchester of Punkatest. . .for. . .thirteen 
pounds of Sterling mony of New England ... paid ... by 
Mathew Greenell of . . . Portsmouth . . . Maulster . . . Have . . . 
sold... one full fourth part of a Thirtith part... of land at 
Pocassett . . . bounded . . . Northward and Westward by the 
freemens lotts neer the fall river, and Westward by the Bay 
or Sound that runneth between the said land and Rhode-Is- 
land Southward partly by a line that is Sett at a great Rock 
on which is a seader bush marked neer the way that leadith 
to Punkatest Eastward to a pond at Dartmoth Towne Bounds 
Westward to Suppowett Creeks mouth, and partly by Dart- 
moth bounds, and Northward up into the woods to Middl- 
bury Towne bounds and quitquissitt pond : — (alwaies Ex- 
cepted out of this . . . Sale Suppowett Neck of land and the 
Medow belonging to Punkatest proprietors, and the land. . . 
granted by...Plymoth to Captn. Richard Morris, and Soe 
much. . .as Shall be alloted. . .for the use of the Ministry) . . . 
which. . .Land, I. . .with. . .others latly purchassed of... the 
Collony of Plymoth. . .Deed. . .bearing date March 5th 1679 
1680. . .seventh day of October. . .one Thowsand Six hun- 
dred Eighy one. 
Wit. William X Manchester 

John Sanford his marke 

William Coggeshall 

Joseph Tripp 
. . .WilHam Manchester. . .acknowlidged the above-written. . . 
Peleg Sanford Govr. 

[205] Agreement between John Brigs senr. and John Brigs. 
Memorandum : 

. . . agreed that . . . the medows to the within mentioned half e 
share of land Given me by my. . .father John Brigs, is to be 
the medow adjoining to that land herein given the medow 
Called boggy Medow and the Medow at a place called bare 
need, and the Medow adjoining to a percell of land, by my 
father sold to Ralph Earll;. . .being tenn acres ... reserved 



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against the land of Ralph Earll;. . .to continue till the decease 

of my father. . .14th of Octobr 1679: 

...I... John Brigs Senr. doe. . .Give. . .my son John Brigs 

...halfe of my. . .land. . .the bounds. . .shall. . .take in all 

the land. . .John hath broken up and Cleered. . .14th October 

1679:... 

Wit. John X Brigs Senr. 

Edward Lay his marke 

his marke 

John Sanford: John X Brigs junr. 

his marke 
William Manchester to Thomas Dorfie. 
. . . William Manchester of Punkatest in New-Plymoth . . . 
Yeoman. . .for. . .thirty four pounds of Sterling mony of 
New-England ... paid ... by Thomas Dorfie of .. .Portsmouth 
.. .yeoman, .. .have. . .Sold. . .one. . .halfe of a thirtith part 
...of land at Pocasset. . .bounded. . .Northward and West- 
ward by the freemans lotts Neer the fall river, and Westward 
by the bay or sound that runneth between the said land and 
Rhode Island Southward partly by a line that is Sett at a 
great Rock on which is a Seader bush Marked neer the way 
that leadith to Punkatest Eastward to a pond at Dartmoth 
Towne bounds and westward to Suppowett Creeks mouth 
and partly by Dartmoth bounds and Northward up into the 
woods to Midlebury Towne bounds and quitquissitt pond, 
(alwaies Excepted out of this. . .Sale, Suppowett neck. . .and 
the Medows belonging to Punkatest proprietors, and the land 
formerly granted by : . . . plymoth to Captn Richard Morris, 
and soe much. . .as shall be allotted. . .for the use of the min- 
istry) .. .which. . .land I. . .with. . .others. . .purchassed of 
...the Collony of Plymoth ... Deed bearing date March 5th 
1679 - 1680. . .thirteenth. . .of December. . .One Thowsand 
Six hundred Eighty one. 
Wit. William X Manchester 

John Sanford his marke 

George Sisson 



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...Wil Manchester, . .acknowlidged the above ... December 
13th 1681 

Peleg' Sanford Governor 
[207] Thomas Manchester to John Pearce. 
. . .Thomas Manchester junr. of. . .Portsmouth. . .Black 
Smith. . .For. . .fifteen pounds Sterling mony of New-Eng- 
land. . .paid. . .by John Pearce of .. .Portsmouth. . .Yeoman, 
. . . Have . . . sold . . . one . . . fourth part of a Thirtith part ... of 
land at Pocassett. . .bounded. . .Northward and westward by 
the freemens lotts neer the fall river and westward by the 
bay or sound that runneth between the saide land and Rhode 
Island, Southward, partly by a line that is sett at a great 
rock on which is a seader bush marked neer the way that 
leadith to Punkatest Eastward to a pond at Dartmoth Towne 
bounds, and westward to Suppowett Creeks mouth, and 
partly by Dartmoth bounds and quitquisset pond (alwaies Ex- 
cepted out of this... sale, Suppowet Neck. . .and. . .Medows 
belonging to Punkatest proprietors and . . . land . . . granted by 
. . . Plymoth to Captn Richard Morris, and soe much ... as 
shall be allotted for the use of ministry) which... I bought 
... of William Manchester, who with others latly purchassed 
. . .of Plymoth,. . .Deed. . .bearing date March 5th 1679-1680 
...one and thirtith day of December. . .one Thowsand six 
hundred Eighty one 
Wit. Thomas X Manchester 

John Sanford. his marke 

Mary Sanford — . 
[208] John Warner to Thomas Brownell. 
...John Warner af .. .Warwick. . .for. . .Valluable sum by 
...Thomas Brownell of Portsmouth. , .doe. . .sell. . .one. . . 
quarter ... share of Land lying... to the westward of the 
bounds of the Towneship of Warwick Comonly Called Cow- 
eesitt. . .Twenty fift day of October. . .1677: 
Wit. John Warner 

Caleb Arnold 

William Coggeshall 
[209] John Tripp received of Rose Weeden. 



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...John Tripp and Mary my wife have recieved of Rose 
Weeden (Executrix to Anthony Paine deceast) . . .what. . . 
was due us. . .i8th day of March (1650) 

James Weeden 

Richard Harte John Tripp 

the marke of Mary X Tripp 
John Tripp to Mathew Grenell. 
...John Tripp of Portsmouth. . .with the consent of Mary 
my wife have sold unto Mathew Grenell of the same Towne 
. . . Twenty seven Acres of land lying within . . . Portsmouth 
...bounded Eastward partly with land sold WilHam Havens 
and partly with land ... of Rose Paine, Southward with the 
hie way to the sea Westward with land of Rose. Paine and 
Northward with the mill river, . . . beinge Twenty seven Rod 
broad upright through the whole lott . . . being that . . . Land 
that I... had in part of the Legusie given to my wife... 
Twenty Seventh of Aprill...one Thowsand Six hundred 
fifty and one — 
Wit. John Tripp 

the marke of the X marke of 

Henry X Lake Mary Tripp 

William Hall 
[210] Ursamequen, etc to James Cudworth, etc. 
. . .Ursamequen Wamsetta Tatapanum. Natives... of New- 
Plymoth . . . have sold... unto Captn James Cudworth, Josiah 
Winslow senr. Constant Southworth John Barnes, John Tis- 
dale, Humphry Tumor, Walter Hatch, Samuell House, Sam- 
uell Jackson, John Damon ; mr Timethy Hatherly, Timethy 
Foster Thomas Southworth, George Watson, Nathaniell 
Morton, Richard Moore, Edmond Chanler, Samuell Nash, 
Henry Howland, mr Ralph Partridge, Love Bruster, William 
Paybody, Christopher Wadsworth, Keanelme Winslow 
Thomas Bourne John Waterman the son of Robert Water- 
man... all the... upland and medow, lying on the Easterly 
Side of Tanton River,. . .bounded towards the South, with 
the river Called the Falls or Queqateand, and soe Extending 



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it selfe Northerly untill it come to a litle brooke Called by the 
English. . .Staseys Creek, which Brook Isues out of the woods 
into the Marshes, and Bay of Asonett close by the Narrowing 
of Asonett neck, and from a Marked tree neer to the said 
brook to the head of the marsh to Extend it selfe into the 
woods on a North nor East point four miles; and from the 
head of the said four miles on a Straite lyne southerly untill 
it meet with the head of the four mile line at quequeteand or 
the falls. . .Including all Medows Necks or Islands lying... 
betwixt Asonett Neck and the falls. .. (Except the land that 
Tabatacoson hath in present use) and all the medow upon 
Asonett Neck upon the south side of the said Neck, and all 
the Medow upon the westerly side of Tanton River from 
Tantons upland bounds round untill it come to the head of 
Wepoissett river, in all Creeks Coves rivers and inland medow 
not lying above four miles from the flowing of the tide : . . . 
for. . .twenty Coates two Rugs to Iron potts to Ketels and one 
litle Ketle 8 paire of shooes, six paire of stockins one dozen 
of hows I dozen of hatchets two yards of broadcloth, and a 
debt satisfied to John Barnes, which was due from Wamsitta 
...before the 24th of December 1657... wee Ursamequen, 
Wamsitta, Tattapanum sett our hands . . . second day of Aprill 

1659 

Wit. Wamsatta X his marke 

Thomas Cooke Tatapanum X her marke 

Jonathan Brige 
John Sasomon — . 
. . .Before us Jos. Winslow 

Will . Bradford 
Ju th 1659 Wamsitta did acknowlidge. . . 
Before us - Jos. Winslow 

Wilt. Bradford 
June the 9th 1659. . .Tattapanum did acknowlidge. . . 
Jos. Winslow Wilt. Bradford 
[211] Samuell Nash to Benjamin Bartlett. 
...Lieutent Samuell Nash of...Duxbury in . . . Plymoth . . . 
for. . .28 pounds Sterling. . .paid by Benjamin Bartlett of . . . 



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Towne afore-said . . . Cooper, . . . have . . . sold . . . all . . . my . . . 
land., .about Tanton River belonging to me as one of those 
twenty six Antient freemen or old Comers (comonly soe 
Called) . . .granted. . .bearing date the third day of July. . . 
1656 which. . .containes all ... land ... from Tanton Bounds 
on the west side of the River to Wepoissett river and on the 
East side of the River... from Asowett Neck to Quequee- 
haent, or the place called. . .the falls, and soe to Extend into 
the woods four miles on each side of Tetucutt River, as alsoe 
the Twenty Sixt part of all the grant of Medow, lying be- 
tween Plymoth grant at Sepecan and the purchassers grant 
which Extendeth three miles to the Eastward of Acushnett. . . 
my lott of the afore-said land. . .being. . .the one and 
Twentith lott lyinge Next untojhe land of mr Thomas Bourne 
on the South Side, Begining at the range, betwixt the said 
lotts, and Extending. . .towards the North. . .untill it come 
Neer to Asonett river and meets with the range that Crosseth 
the path, to a read Oake below the path, and a white Oake 
above the path, it being Marked and Numbered towards the 
South with twenty one, and towards the North with twenty 
two. . .To Bee Houldon as of his Majtie. his Manner of East 
Greenwich. . .29 of May. . . 1666 

Wit. Samuell Nash 

his 

Francis West 
X 
marke 

Jonathan Alden. 
[213] Raph Powell to John Simmons. 

...Raph Powell of . . .Marshfield in . . . Newplymoth & 
Martha his wife. . .for. . .forty & seven pounds tenn shillings 
. . .paid by John Simmons Inhabitant on the freemens lotts 
at Tanton River. . .doe. . .sell. . .one. . .halfe part of the one 
and twentith lott on the Easterly side of... Tanton River, 
It being. . .one hundred Rods wide, and four Miles long from 
the said river Eastward and to be devided Soe.. .John Sim- 
mons Shall have the South Side of . . . lott, and alsoe . . . one 



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halie...the Lane belonging ... en Swansey Side being the 
westerly side of the river. . .which is. . .two sixteen acre lots 
. . .and one halfe of all the medow belonging. . .on both Sids 
the said river Excepting only... that Medow belonging... 
that is at or neer. . .to a place. . .called Scipican. . .sixteenth 
day of February. . .1679: 
Wit, Rslph Powell 

Samnell Sprugc Manha X Powell 

Saniuell Litle, her niarke 

i6th Ralph Powell and Manha his wife . . . Februan.- 
1674 . . . acknowlidged this . . . 

Josiah Winslow Go\t X. P. 
[214] John Simmons to Thomas Ward. 
. . .John Simmons Inhabitant on the freemens Lorts aboutting 
on the South Eastward Side of Tanton River in the Collony 
of New Ph-moih. . .for. . .fifty two pounds of Currant nwny 
of New England. . .paid. . .by Thomas Ward of Xe^\-p)ort. . . 
Have. . .Sold. . .cme. . .halfe part of the one and twentith lott 
on the Easterly Side of the said Tanton river, being in bredth 
. . .one hundred Rods wide, and four Miles long from tlie. . . 
river Eastwardly. . .to be soe devided.. . .that. . .Thomas 
Ward shall have the South Side . . . and alsoe the one halfe of 
the land belonging to the . . . share on Swansey Side, being the 
Westerly Side of the... River which is... two sixteen Acre 
lorts . . . and the one halfe of all tlie Medow belonging to the. . . 
share on both sides the. . .river. .. (Excepting only... that 
Medow belonging to the said share. . .that is at. . .Scipican) 
. . . Sixteenth day of September. . . 16S0 : 
Wit. John Simmons 

John X Jerson his marke 

Gilbert Magick. 

Richard Barnes 
— John Simmons... in Newport acknowlidged the above- 
written. . .17th day of Septemr 16S0 

Before peleg Sanford Governor 
...Martha S\-mmons the wife of... John Simmons, doe... 
give., .asent,. . .to sale.. .18th. . .of Aprill 1681. 



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Wit. Martha X Siramona — 

Marke Athy her marke 

Samuell Rowland 
[216J William Makepeace to Thomas Ward. 
...William Makepeace Inhabittant on the freemens land... 
abutting on the Southeastward Side of Tanton River in... 
Collony of New-Plymoth. . .Ann his wife for... fifty pounds 
. . .Currant mony of New England. . .paid by Thomas Ward 
of Newport. . .Have. . .sold. . .one Moiety. . .of a freemans 
Lott.. .the one & Twentith Lott on the Easterly Side of the 
...Tanton River being in bredth...One hundred Rods, and 
four miles long from the... River Easterly, and being the 
Northeastly Side thereof, and alsoe...one half e... the land 
belonging to the... Share on Swansey Side being the Wes- 
terly Side of the... River which is... two Sixteen acre lotts 
...and... one halfe of all the medow belonging to the... 
share on both sides the... River (Except only... that Medow 
belonging to the. . . Share that is. . .neer to. . . Scipicanj . . . 
Twenty seventh Day of October One Thowsand six hundred 
and Eighty. . . 

Wit. William X Makepeace 

James Man his marke 

John Peckum jur. Ann X Mackepeace 

Gilbert Magick her marke 

John X Jerson 
his marke. 
. . .William Mackepeace and Ann his wife. . .in Newport. . . 
acknowlidg^ the above . . . 

Peleg Sanford Governor. 
[217] Thomas Waite to Thomas Ward. 
...Thomas Waite of Portsmouth. . .Taylor. . .for. . .twelve 
pounds tenn shillinge. . .paid. . .by Thomas Ward of Newport 
.. .Have. . .sold. . .one fourth part of a share in Deale of 
land ... upland and Medow ... Scittuated in the Collony of 
New Plymoth ... bounded ... on the South. . .partly by the 
North line of the Towne of Dartmoth and partly by the north 
line of the lands belonging to the purchassers of... Pane- 



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katess in which. . .line, . .is A seader tree marked and is 
standing on or Neer Supowet Rocke and partly by a Creek 
Called Supowett Creeke and partly by Sepowett neck which 
... is belonging to the said lands of Punckatess On the west 
partly by the. . .Creek & Neck called Supowett and partly by 
the Salt water or bay, and partly by the Neck of land called 
Nunnaquaqutt On the North or Northwerstwardly by the 
salt water Called Tanton River up to the River called the fall 
river, and partly by the head or Eastwardly and of the... 
freemens lands. . .and on the East or NorthEastwardly. . .by 
the. . .freemens Lands... as the... lands Extends. . .into the 
Cuntry from the Salt water called Tanton River neer. . .the 
place Called the fall River, and partly by the Southwestward 
bounds of the lands of Midleburough, and partly by the west- 
ward Line of . . . Dartmoth . . . Twenty Eight day of August . . . 
One Thousand Six hundred and Eighty. 
Wit. Thomas Waite: 

John X Manchester 
his marke 

Richard Barnes 

Mary Billinge — 
. . . Sarah Waite the wife of . . . Thomas Waite doe . . . Asente 
unto. . .Sale,. . .6th day of June 1681 

Sarah X Waite 
her marke 
...Thomas Waite and Sarah his wife. . .acknowledged. . . 
6th day of June 1681 

Before peleg Sanford Govr. 
[218] William Makepeace to Thomas Ward. 
. . . William Makepeace Inhabitant upon the Lands called the 
freemens Lands. . .abutting on the Eastward Side of Tanton 
River... and Ann his wife. . .for. . .fifty pounds Currant 
silver mony of New England. . .paid by Thomas Ward of 
Newport. . .have. . .sold. . .one Moiety. . .of a Freemans Lott 
.. .the one and Twentith lott on the Eastwardly Side of the 
...Tanton River, ...in Bredth...one hundred Rods four 
miles long from the said River Eastwardly, and being the 



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Northwardly side thereof, and alsoe...one half e... the land 
belonging. . .on Swansey side,... the westerly side of the... 
River, which is., .two Sixteen Acre lotts.. .and one halfe of 
all the Medows belonging. . .on both sids the. . .river (Except- 
ing only, . . . the Medow . . . at . . . Scippican ) ... with all . . . 
belonging ... as by a Deed . . . bearing date the twenty seventh 
day of October. . .One Thowsand six hundred and Eighty. . . 
if wee. . .at any time. . .mollest. . .Thomas Ward. . .then. . .it 
shall be lawfuU. . .for. . .Thomas Ward. . .to. . .take. . .one 
Moiety... of a freemans Lott,...the fifteenth lott on the 
Eastwardly side of the. . .Tanton River. . .in breadth,. , .One 
hundred Rods being four miles in length from the... River 
Eastwardly, and being the Southward side of the. . .Lott, and 
Adjoining to the land where. . .William Makepeace now, 
Inhabiteth,. . .twenty one day of June... one Thowsand Six 
hundred Eighty and one 
Wit. William X Makepeace 

John X Jerson his marke: 

his marke Ann X Makepeace 

Richard Barnes her marke 

Stephen Arnold 
[220] Samuell Hickes to Thomas Ward. 
. . . Samuell Hixe of . . . Dartmoth . . . Yeoman . . . f or . . . thirty 
pounds . . . paid ... By Thomas Ward of Newport Merchant 
...Have sold... full share of a purchass Right,. . .uplands 
and Medows. . .being in Dartmoth in the Village. . .of Acush- 
nett on the west side of the. . .River,. . .butting upon the River 
...To be Houldon of his Majtie. as of his Manner of East 
Greenwich ... Ninteenth day of October One Thowsand six 
hundred seventy-two: 
Wit. Samuell Hickes 

James Shaw Lidia Hicks 

Daniell X Wilcock Marke: 
. . . acknowlidged by Samuell Hicks... 29 of October 1672 

Will. Bradford Asistant 
[221] Purchassers of Pawtuxett to Stukely Wastcote. 
Pawtuxett Novemr. the first 1648: 



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Wee the purchassers of Pawtuxett have layd out to Stukely 
Wastcote Two hundred and fifty acres of upland to his spec- 
tickle meddow joyninge. . .bounded on the Northwest side 
with the Share layd out to Ezekill HoUyman, and on the 
Southwest, with his owne medow and Pawtuxett River, , . . 
tow hundred pole . . . Square, . . . Witnes our hands : 
Richard X Waterman Ezekill HoUyman 

WilHam Harris. John Green junr. 

William Field in the behalfe of Richard Parker 
Richard Harker. 

Stukely Westcott to Robert Weskot. 
. . .Stukely Westcott of Warwick. . .being one of the thirteen 
and a free purchasser of Pawtuxett. . .doe. . .give. . .unto my 
son Robert Weskot,. . .my. . .lands and medow. . . 
nth of December 1656: 

Wit. pr mee Stukly Weskot. 

Henry Reddocke 
John Wislake: 
• Samuell Shivereck to John Reckes. 
. . . Samuell Shivereck ... of Tanton, doe Oblige my Self to 
John Rekes to cleer. . . from all debts., .that. . .may be betwixt 
each other in their Copartnership Samuell . . . doe likewise 
Engage to deliver two hundred of Iron and. . .one great Vice, 
. , .his working tooles unto. . .John Reckes. July the 8. . .1680 
Joseph Hall Samuell Shivereck. 

Samll. Hall. 

[222] Robert Westcot to Andrew Harris. 
Providence 13d. iimth 1656 

...Robert Westcot of Warwick have sold unto Andrew 
Harris of Providence all my Right in Pawtuxett, and in per- 
tickular my Spectickle medow, and two hundred and fifty 
Acres by the Eighteen foot pole thereto, adjoyning and one 
share of six acres in the last devision at Pawtuxett neck, with 
all my Right ... according to the Grant of Antenomeah, and 
Roger Williams for one horse and two Coults paid . . . Received 
by me Robert Westcoate . . . 



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Received by me Robert Westcoate . . . 
Wit. Robert Wesscot 

Nicholas Ide pr mee Stukly Westkott. 

Thomas Harris 

Mathew Greenell to Thomas Manchester. 
. . . Mathew Greenell of . . . Portsmouth . . . Maulster . . . for. . . 
six pounds Currant mony of New-England. . .paid by Thomas 
Manchester Junior of .. .Portsmouth Blacksmith,. . .Have. . . 
sold...thre fourth parts of an Acre ... being at the North- 
eastward Corner of my lands in. . .Portsmouth. . .bounded, on 
the Northwestward side by the land lately belonging to the 
deceassed Nathaniell Browninge, to extend from the Corner 
tree at the brook and Comon westward twenty Rods, on the 
Eastward is bounded, by the brooke and Comon extending 
from the said Corner tree southward six Rods and a halfe to 
a Rocke, and southward bounded by my lands, twenty Rods 
from the Brook and Comon to a damson tree, and westward 
by my lands Extending from the said damson tree five Rods 
and a halfe Northward to the lands lately belonging to... 
Nathaniell Browning:. . .Twentith day of February One 
Thowsand six hundred Eighty one : . . . 
Wit. Mathew X Greenell 

John Sanford his marke 

Caleb Arnold 
William Corey. 
[224] William Coggeshall to Roger Goulding. 
. , .William Coggeshall of. . .Portsmouth. . .Yeoman. . .for. . . 
one hundred pounds Currant mony of New-England. . .paid 
by Roger Goulding of .. .Newport^ . .Marrinor. . .Have. . . 
sold. . .my. . .percell of land... being in the place called the 
Comon fence in the Towneshipp of Portsmouth. . .fifty Acres 
...bounded Southwardly the land of John Pearce. . .and 
partly by the Comon, Southwesterly is bounded by the land 
of Thomas Hicks, (by him purchassed of John Coggeshall) 
and on all other parts is bounded by the Bay or Salt water. . . 
the said land formerly belonginge to the deceassed my Grand- 
father William Baulston, and by him to mee bequeathed . . . 



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fourth day of March . . . One Thowsand six hundred Eighty 

one: 

Wit. William Coggeshall 

John Coggeshall Rachell Coggeshall. 

John Sanford 

David Lake 
[225] Robert Brookes — Land Recorded. 
. . .Robert Brookes of. . .Newport. . .being in. . .posession. . . 
of land scittuate. . .within. . .Newport. . .Twenty five acres. . . 
bounded Northward by land belonging to Edward Greenman- 
Eastward by the Comon, Southward by the Comon and hie- 
way, Westward part by land belonging to Aron Davis, and by 
land belonginge to Edward Greenman,. . .with all Dwelling 
or Mansion houses, outhouses, Barnes,. . .Orchards, Gardens, 
...premisses are. . .Ratefyed. . . nth day of Aprill 1682. 
According to a law made the 22th of May 1662 

John Sanford Recorder 
[226] Job Almy to Thomas Ward. 

...Job Almy of Portsmouth. . .for. . .twenty six pounds of 
Currant Silver mony of New England,. . .paid. . .By Thomas 
Ward of Newport. . .Have. . .sold. . .one fourth part of a 
Share. . .upland and Medow,. . .being. . .in the Collony of 
New-Plymoth. . .bounded. . .On the west by the Bay or Salt 
watter neer Rhode Island on the South. . .by the Sea, on the 
East. . .by the salt waiter, and the west line of the Towneship 
of Dartmoth, and Northerly by the South line of Punckatest 
land, which. . .lands. . .were granted to the old Servants,... 
and formerly belonged unto my Brother John Almy of Ports- 
mouth. . .Twenty Ninth Day of Jully...One Thowsand Six 
hundred Eighty & one. 
Wit. Job Almy 

John X Jerson 
his marke. 

Gilbert Magick. 

Richard Barnes. 
. . . march the twenty first one Thowsand Six hundred & 
Eighty and one,... Mary Almy the wife of... Job Almy... 



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consent to. . .sale. . . 

Wit, Mary Almy 

Phillip Shearman. 
. . .Job Almy. , .in Newport. . .acknowledged the above. . . 
may the tenth 1682 

Peleg San ford Gover. 
[228] Christopher Almy to Thomas Ward. 
...Christopher Almy of Portsmouth. .. for. . .thirty pounds 
Currant Silver mony of New England. . .paid. . .by Thomas 
Ward of Newport. . .Have. . .Sold,. . .one fourth part of a 
share., .both upland and Medow,. . .lyinge. . .in the Collony 
of New-Plymoth. . .bounded. . .on the west by the Bay or Salt 
waiter neer Rhode Island, on the South. . .by the sea, on the 
East ... by the Salt waiter and the west line of the Towneship 
of Dartmoth and Northerly by the South line of Punkatest 
lands, which. . .were granted to the old Servants,. . .and for- 
merly belonged to my Brother John Almy of Portsmouth. . . 
Ninth day of February. ..one Thowsand six hundred Eighty 
and one. 
Wit. Christopher Almy. 

William Hiscox 

Richard Baines 

Mary BilHng 
. . .Elizabeth Almy the wife of Christopher Almy doth. . .con- 
sent to sale. . .9th day of February 1681 
Wit. Elizabeth Almy. 

William Hiscox 

Richard Barnes 
...Christopher Almy. . .acknowlidged the above written... 
Before mee Walter Clarke Dt Gove. 

[229] William Earll to William Correy. 
...William Earll of Portsmouth. . .Yeoman. . .for. . .full. . . 
satisfaction. . .paid by William Correy of .. .Portsmouth 
house Carpenter. . .Have. . .Sold. . .One third part of a... 
lott. . .belonging to the lands formerly called by the Names 
of Acushnett Ponagasett Acockesett &c. since. . .Called. . .the 
Towne of Dartmoth. . .. The first Devition of the said lands 



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to the... date hereof .. .Scittuate on the Westermost part of 
my lands. . .Called the Westermost Arme within. . .Dartmoth, 
. . .with all. . .Medows belonging. . .To be holden of his Maj- 
tie. . .as of his Manner of East Greenwich. . .fourth day of 
December. . . 1669. 
Wit. William Earll. 

Thomas Fish - sen. 

Joseph Holderbe 
. . .William Earle. . .2nd of June 1674. . . acknowlidged . . . 

Before me Tho Hinkly Assista. 
[230] William Manchester to Captn. Wilham Correy. . .Wil- 
liam Manchester of Punckatest. . .Yeoman. . .for. . .forty six 
pounds thirteen shillings & Eight pence of sterling mony of 
New-England. . .paid. . .by Captn. William Correy of Ports- 
mouth. . .house Carpenter. . .Have. . .Sold. . .one thirtith part 
of all that. . .land, at Pocassett. . .bounded. . .Northward and 
Westward by the freemens lotts neer the fall River, and 
westward by the Bay or Sound that runeth between the Said 
land and Rhode Island, Southward partly by a line that is sett 
at a great Rock on which is a seader bush marked neer the 
way that leadith to Punckatest, Eastward to a pond at Dart- 
moth Towne Bounds, and westward to Suppowett Creeks 
mouth, and partly by Dartmoth bounds, and Northward up 
into the woods to Midleburrough Towne bounds and Quit- 
quissitt Pond (alwaies Exceptinge out of this... Sale Sup- 
pouitt Neck of land, and the medows to Punkatest proprietors, 
and the land. . .granted by. . .Plymoth to Captn Richard Mor- 
ris, and soe much. . .as shall be allotted for the use of the 
ministry) .. .which. , .land. .. I. . .with others lately pur- 
chassed of...Collony of Plymoth,. . .bearing date March 5th 
1 679- 1 680. . .Eleventh day of October. .. 1681 : 
Wit. William X Manchester 

John Sanford his marke. 

James Green . . . Mary Manchester . . . doe . . . 

Thomas X Manchester consent to. . .Deed. . .by my 

his marke : husband . . . 

Mathew X Greenell Mary X Manchester 

his marke : her marke : 



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William Manchester. . .29 day of April! 1682. . .acknowl- 
idged this.^. . John Albro Asistant 

Edward Fisher to Hannah Briggs. 
. . .Edward Fisher senior of Portsmouth. . .have given. . .unto 
my daughter Hannah Briggs wife to John Briggs of. . .Rhode- 
Island. . .Thirty Acres of land lyinge Neer the Circuitt. . . 
being the... land which John Briggs hath in possession... 
bounded. . .upon francis Brighten lands, at the wester end, 
lyinge at the south Side of Thomas Waytes lands, the East 
and south side butting upon the Comon,. . .To be holden as of 
his Majtie his Manner of East Greenwich. . .24th day of May 
...1677: 
Wit. Edward Fisher: 

Benjamin Cheacs. 

Elias Williams : 
[232] Thomas Manchester to John Pearce. 
...Thomas Manchester Junior of .. .Portsmouth. . .Black- 
smith. . .for. . .fifteen pounds sterling mony of New-England 
...paid... by John Pearce of .. .Portsmouth. . .Yeoman,. . . 
Have. . .sold,. . .one. . .fourth part of one thirtith part. . .of 
all that tract of land at Pocasset. . .bounded. . .Northward and 
Westward by the freemens lotts neer the fall River and 
Westward by the Bay or Sound that Runneth between the 
said land and Rhode-Island, Southward partly by a line that 
is sett at a great Rock on which is a Seader bush marked neer 
the way that leadith to Punkatest, Eastward to a pond at 
Dartmoth Towne Bounds and Westward to Suppowett 
Creeks mouth and partly by Dartmoth bounds : and North- 
ward up into the woods to Midlebury Towne bound and 
Quitquissitt pond (. . .Excepted out of this. . .Sale Suppowett 
Neck,... and the Medows to Punkatest proprietors, and the 
land. . .granted. . .by. . .Plymoth to Captn Richard Morris, 
and soe much. . .for. . .the use of the ministry) which. . .1. . . 
purchassed of William Manchester who with others. . .pur- 
chassed all. . .tract of .. .Plymoth. . .by. . .Deed. . .bearinge 



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date March 5tli 1679-1680. . .one and thirtith day of Decem- 
ber. . .one Thowsand Six hundred Eighty one 
Wit. Thomas X Manchester 

John Sanford his marke. 

Mary Sanford : Mary X Manchester 

her marke 

Thomas Manchester acknowlidged March 6, 1681-2 
Wit. John Albro Asistant 

Benjamin Hall 

X his marke 

Francis Hall 

John Warner to John Warner. 
...John Warner... of Warwick. . .to my son John Warner 
Have Given ... land ... in the Township of Warwick ... that 
. . .butteth over against my now dwelling house on the East- 
erly side of the Street being Six Acres... with the Orchard 
planted thereon, also two Six acre lotts adjoyning together 
and Scittuate in Warwick Neck and bordering upon a hie way 
that leads to the Northerly end of the long medow one of 
which Lotts was formerly my Gran father mr Ezeckiell Holly- 
mans the other belonged to John More also I give unto my 
sd son my Medow share being Neer the South end of the 
afore-sd long medow... but if my son. . .decease. . .without 
. . .heir. . .the whole grant shall be to my daughter Precilla. . . 
fourth of May One Thowsand six hundred Eighty and three : 
Wit. John Warner. 

Benjamin Gorton 

Benjamin Barton 
[234] William Coggeshall to John Pearce 
...William Coggeshall of .. .Portsmouth. . .Yeoman. . .for 
. . .one pounds ten shillings Currant mony of New England. . . 
paid by John Pearce of. . .Portsmouth. . .Yeoman. . .have. . . 
sold. . .land. . .being in the place Called the Comon fence in 
the Towneship of Portsmouth,. . .one Acre. . .bounded North- 
ward partly by the land of me. . .and partly by Sanfords Cove 



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Eastward by the Salt water or sound, southward by the land 
of... John Pearce sold to him by my deceassed Gran father 
Baulston, and westward by the Comon. . .Twenty three day 
of February. . .One Thowsand six hundred Eighty one 
Wit. William Coggeshall 

John Sanford Rachell Coggeshall 

Mary Sanford 

Stephen Brayton 

Anne X Brayton 
her marke : 
[235] William Costin— Will. 
. . .27th day of. . .March 1679. 

. . .William Costin Carpenter in the Narragansett Cuntry and 
sixty years or upwards, the father of Phebe White. . .and. . . 

of Lidia Dolliver. . .Not to hinder. . .my aged wife of my 

.. .Estate. . .one half e... to the Children of my daughter 
Phebe White and the other halfe...to the Children of my 
daughter Lidia Dolliver after my decease & my wife's decease 
. . .lett it be in housing Orchard. . . 
Wit. William Costin 

John Brigs senr. 

Francis X Brigs 
her marke 
John Brigs of Kings Towne aged forty Yeares. . .and francis 
his wife. . .Taken in King's Towne. . . loth day of July 1682 

Walter Clarke Dept Gor 
Caleb Carr Assista. 
William Cadman Assista. 
William Coddington Asista. 
[236] William Browne to George Sisson. 
. . . William Browne junr. of Salem in the County of Essix . . . 
Merchant and Hannah his wife ; Benjamin Brown of Salem 
...Merchant and Peter Sergeant of Boston. , .Merchant as 
Attumey unto Thomas Deane of .. .London. . .Merchant, 
Executors of. . .Joseph Browne late of Charles Towne in New 
England ... Gierke deed. . .for. . .five hundred pounds of... 



i6o 

Currant mony of New England. . .paid. . .by George Sisson 
of Portsmouth in. . .Rhode Island. , .Yeoman. . .Have sold. . . 
All. . .Land or farme. . .being within the Towneship of Ports- 
mouth. . .Comonly Called ... Midleford farme late belonging 
to the sd Joseph Browne deed. . .two hundred and forty Acres 
. . .bounded Northerly by the land of Mathew Borden, East- 
erly by the sea or sound Southerly by the land late in the 
Teanure. . .of Thomas Cooke senr. deed, and Westerly partly 
by the hie way and Comon and partly by the land latly in . . . 
Teanure. . .of John Cooke senr. and partly by the land of the 
late Widow Cooke, and partly by the land late in. . .Teanure 
...of Anthony Shaw... with all. . .houses,. . .yards gardens 
Orchards, trees woods. . .Swamps Marshes Medows waters 
. . .Eleventh day of February. . .1681-82. 

Wit. 

John Hayward Senr. Wm Browne 

Eliezer Moody Servt. Hannah Browne 

Benj. Browne 
Peter Sergeant : 

atturney of Tho Deane 
. . .acknowlidged by. . .William Browne and Benj a Browne 
and peter sergeant. .. nth of February 1681-2 

Before me Symon Bradstreet Governor 
[238] John Cooke of. . .Portsmouth. . .aged fifty one yeares 
...and John Cooke junr of .. .Portsmouth aged twenty six 
yeares ... in ... March last... saw Major Peleg Sanford... 
deliver the premisses. . .unto. . .George Sisson,: 17th of July 
1682... 

Wm. Cadman Assistant. 
Daniell Wilcots to Joseph Mory. 
...Daniell Wilcots of Namquid neer Punkatest neck... for 
. . .thirty pounds sterling mony of New England. . .by Joseph 
Mory of James Towne in. , .Rhode Island. . .paid. . .Have. . . 
sold. . .halfe of one share of land or sixteenth part of all. . . 
land at Pocassett, . .bounded. . .Northward and Westward by 
the freemens lotts neer the fall River and westward by the 



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bay or sound that runneth between the. . .land and Rhode 
Island, Southward partly by a line that is sett at a great Rock 
on which is a seader bush marked neer the way that leadith 
to Punkatest, Eastward neer to a pond at Dartmoth Towne 
bounds, and Westward to Supowitt Creeks mouth, and North- 
ward up into the woods to Midlebury Towne bounds and 
Quitquissitt pond ... Excepting out of this... Sale Suppowitt 
neck of land and medow. . .and the land formerly granted by 
the Court of Plymouth to Captn Richard Morris, and soe 
much. . .for the use of the ministry. . .1. . .with. . .others pur- 
chassed of the Collony of Plymouth. . .Deed. . .bearing date 
March 5th 1679-80. . .nine and twentith of May... 1682: 
Wit. Daniell X Wilcots 

Caleb Arnold his marke 

George Brownell : 
[240] Thomas Terry to William Calhoane. 
. . .13 of January. . .1662 or 63 : block Island. 
...Thomas Terrey. . .of Block Island planter, ... Have sold 
...unto William Cahoane. . .40 acres. . .lying. . .upon block 
Island... 30 acres. . .being pn the south side of... the... 
Island being the Easterly end of Thomas Terrys great lott. . . 
bounded upon the hie way which makes the devission in the 
Island and goes from mr Bearings house to the sea, Eight 
acres in the planting Field at won end or side of. . .Thomas 
Terreys land as... William Cahoan shall see good alsoe two 
acres by the salt pond side ond that side where mr Bearings 
does live. . .according to. . .deed. . .by mr John Alcocke unto 
Thomas Terrey. . . 
Wit. Thomas Terrey : 

William Shepard. 

Peter Taelman 

William Cahoone to Samuell Hagbourne. 
...William Cahoone. . .for Valluable Consideration. . .re- 
cieved of Samuell Hagbourne of block Island. . .make over 
...two percell . . . latly procured. . .of Thomas Terrey, That 
is. . .the thirty acres in the great lott, and the eight acres in 
the Neck or planting field. . . 13th of November 1670:. . .Block 
Island. 



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Wit. William Cohoun. 

Abigail X Putney 

her hand 
Isaac Negus : 

[241] Thomas Terry to John Klarck. 
. . .20 Aprill. . . 1663 on Block Island 

. . .Thomas Terrey. . .of block Island have sold. . .unto John 
Klarck... of block Island fifty acres... upon block-Island, 
thirty eight acres of land lyinge.. .on the South Side of mr 
Terrys great lott next unto William Cahouns the same bredth 
of Cahoons land eight acres in the planting field in mr Terrys 
great lott, alsoe next unto William Cahouns Sixteen rod wide 
and Eighty Rod long, two Acres and a halfe of land for a 
house lott between Samuell Staples and Robert Gutridge, alsoe 
one acre of Medow land in some Convenient place. . . 
Wit. Thomas Terrey. 

Pieter Taelman. 

The marke X of William Rieves 

The marke X of North Joans. 

Nathaniell Johnson to John Rathbon. 
Novemb. . .2, 1671 

. . . Assigne over. . .title. . .in this Deed. . .to John Rathbon. . . 
Wit. Nathaniell Johnson 

Michall Caly 

The marke X David Mathews 
of 
[242] Miantunomu to Roger Williams. 
The loth of the 9th mon^th & the first yeare the Pequts were 
subdued. 

Memorand:. . .John Winthrop of Boston Ge. at present Gov- 
ernor of the Massachusetts) & Roger Williams of New Provi- 
dence in the Naniggansick bay, have bought of the 2 chiefe 
Sachams of Naniggansuck Miantunomu & Cannonicus, the 
Island Called Chibachuwese. . .in. . .Naniggansick bay for. . . 
20 fathem of wampam and 2 Coats,. . .promiss. . .that if cat- 
tell put thereon... be hurt by natives they will see satisfac- 
tion . . . 



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Wit. the marke of X Cannunicus 

Jo Throckmorton. the marke of X Miantunomu 

Roger WilHams to John Throckmorton. 
22th of 2d month in the 14th yeare of . . .Soverreigne Lord 
King Charles. 

...Roger WilHams of New-Providence. . .for. . .monys. . . 
paid... by John Throckmorton of New-Providence. . .doe. . . 
sell. . .all my. . .title. . .of the Island Called Chibachusse now 
Called Prudence. . .purchassed by mr John Winthrop of 
Boston and me Roger Williams. . .from Canonicus, and 
Miantunomu Chief e Sachims of the Narrigansets . . . 
Wit. Roger WilHams 

Richard Scott 

Thomas Olney 
[243] John Throckmorton to Richard Parker. 
. . .John Throckmorton of Providence gent. . .to. . .mr Rich- 
ard Parker of Boston. . .Merchant. . .Have. . .sold. . .one 
halfe, of the Island Chabuchuesse now called Prudence for- 
merly purchassed of mr John Winthrop and mr Roger 
Williams, and by them purchassed of Connonicus & Miantu- 
nomu. . .twenty sixt day of June... One thowsand six hun- 
dred fifty and four. . . 
Wit. John Throckmorton. 

William HiH. 

Peter Duncan. 

Hugh Drury 

Nathaniell Souther Not Publcus 

1654 

Hugh Drury. . .12th of May 1682. . .made 

Oath... 

John Hull Assist. 

Peter Duncan made oath : . . . 30th of May 

1682. 

Barth. Gidney Assist. 
[244] Wm Gerrish to Asaph Eliott. 

...Captn William Gerrish of Boston. . .and Anne his wife 
the only surviveinge Childe. . .of Richard Parker late of... 
Boston Gentn decest . . . have given... unto Asaph Eliott of 



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...Boston Taylor, and Hannah his present wife, and Anne 

Paine spinster (two of the Grand Children of . . .mr Richard 

Parker), in equall halves the. . .moiety of the Island Called 

Prudance . . . that half e. . .next unto Warwick and all Tenne- 

ments houses Barnes. . .fences. . .second day of October... 

1682: 

Wit. Wm Gerrish 

Charles Buckner Ann Gerrish. 

Isa. Addington 

Captn. Wm. Gerrish and Anne his wife acknowledged this 
. . .Boston 2d Octo. 1682 Before me John Hull Assistant 
[245] John Tulie to Daniell Vaughan. 

...John Tulie now of Newport. . .have. . .sold. . .to Daniell 
Vaughan of the above-said Towne...all my Right of Land 
in the Towneship of East Greenwich ... one tenn acre lott 
lying in this Towne of East Greenwich and one. . .great 
devission Containinge Ninty acres lying on the East side of 
Thomas Nicolls his land,. . .fifteenth of September One 
Thowsand six hundred and Eight two : 
Wit. John Tulie : 

John Heath 

Charles X Macarte 
his marke 

John Spencer 

Daniell Vaughan to Phillip Longe — agreement. 
. . .15th of September 1682. . .wee daniell Vaughan of New- 
port... and Phillip Longe of... East Greenwich. . .have. . . 
agreed... to chainge Our farmes...in the Towne of East 
Greenwich each with other. . .the twenty fifth farme in the 
first devission which. . .Daniell Vaughan did posess now is 
Phillip Longs and the farme that. . .Phillip Long did posess 
. . .the third farme in the first devission, is Daniell Vaughans, 
and. . .Danill Vaughan doe give. . .to Phillip Long a tenn acre 
lott that was John Tulies. . . 
Wit. Daniell Vaughan 

John Heath Phillip X Long 

Charles X Mecarte his marke his marke 

John Spencer : 



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[246] Bounds of Phillip Longes farme. 

. . .wee have layd out to Phillip Long a farme or great devis- 
sion lying in the bounds of East Greenwich. . .Ninty acres. . . 
bounded. . .at the North East Corner being a white Oake tree 
it being the northwest Corner of Clement Weaver his land 
and... ninty poles west unto a stake this being the North 
bounds which north end is bounded on a hie way of twenty 
pole that lyeth between Warwich and east Greenwich and 
from the said stake which is the West bounds Eight score 
pole south by leading trees to two oake trees standing 
together and one of them is marked on two sides this west 
side is bounded on a hie way of Eight pole wide, and from 
that said two trees East by leading trees Ninty pole to the 
stake that is the above-said Weavers southwest Corner, and 
from the stake Eight score pole on a straight line to the first 
mentioned white Oake being the East line, and the west line 
of the afore-said Weaver his land. . .layd out by us Chose. . . 
to Survay. . .the farmes 

East Greenwich Samuell Bennett 

March 19th, 1680-81 John Spencer 

John Spencer Towne Gierke. 

John Tift— Will. 
...Thirtith day of November. . .one Thowsand six hundred 
seventy & four. . .unto my sonn in law, Samuell Wilson my 
now dwelling house in Pettacomscutt . . . with my house lott 
...of Twenty Acres... with all yards gardens Clossures... 
that my wife Mary Tift shall have all my Cattell or Chattells 
. . .two Oxen two Cowes, two yearling Steers, Eight of swine 
kind, and one Ewe & a lamb. . .with all moveables of house- 
hold Stuff, . . . my Sonn Samuell Tift shall have two shillings 
and my Sonn Joshua Tift... one shilling, and my daughter 
Tabiatha Tift one Shilling, as alsoe one Iron pott. . . 
Wit. John X Tift 

William Hiffernan his marke 

Allexander X King his marke. 

. . .Satisfyed. . .Octo. 19th 1679: 



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Maxy X Tift 
her marke 

Tabiathy X Gardner her 

marke 

James Donallsone his 

marke X 
[247] George Sissons land bounded. 

Wee ... are ... appointed ... by the freemen of ... Portsmouth 
.. .to. . .straighten the Hnes of mens lands... and alsoe of 
former lines lost,. . .being desired by George Sisson of said 
Towne, to run the head line of his farme, by him lately pur- 
chassed of mr William Browne, mr Benjamin Browne &c 
which. . .formerly belonginge to the late. . .mr William Bren- 
ton (& called Midleford) . . .lyinge in. . .Towneship of Ports- 
mouth. . .at the North-west Corner by a white oak-tree stand- 
ing in Mathew Bordens Stone wall,... and from the white 
oake on a streite Hne Southerly to a great black oak standing 
neer the old raile fence, and., .on a streite line Southerly to 
a Stake by us sett by Anthony Shaws stone wall, and standeth 
about thirteen foot to the westward of an old hollow wind 
shaken ash stump that hath some liveing branches ; and from 
that stake southerly wee have. . .sett the Remaininge part. . . 
by stakes pitcht and marked trees the whole length ... Eight 
day of Felbruary 1682-3: 

Francis X Brayton George Lawton 

his marke John Albro 

John Sanford: John X Brigs senr. 

his marke 
[248] John Warner to Gidion Freeborne. 
...John Warner of .. .Warwick. . .for. . .forty and three 
pounds Sterling mony of New England ... by Gidion Free- 
borne of Portsmouth Yeoman . . . paid . . . Have . . . Sold . . . 
Three. . .quarters. . .of a purchass share. . .lying. . .to the 
westward of the bounds of the Towneship of. . .Warwick,. . . 
called. . .Coweesitt (there being seventeen shares in the whole 
purchass) . . .two and twentith day of December. . . 1682. . . 



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Only Excepting. . .seven hundred and fifty acres out of this 

. . .sale. . . 

Wit. John Warner. 

Caleb Arnold 

Henry Timberlake : 

Wm Manchester & Mathew Greenehill to Thomas Ward, 
. . .William Manchester of Punkatest. . .planter, and Mathew 
Greenehill of Portsmouth. . .Maulster. . .for. . .Thirty pounds 
Currant Silver mony of New England. . .paid. . .By Thomas 
Ward of Newport. . .Merchant. . .Have. . .sold. . .one Moiety 
...of a share or thirtith part of all... land at Pocassett... 
bounded . . . Northward and westward by the f reemens lotts 
neer the fall river partly by Tanton River, Southwestward by 
the bay or sound that runnith between the said land and 
Rhode-Island, southward partly by a line that is sett at a 
great Rock on which is a ceder bush marked neer the way 
that leadith to Punckatest and partly by the North line of the 
Towne of Dartmouth, and North Eastward up into the woods 
to Midleburough Towne bounds and Quitquissitt pond, and 
the west line of the... Towne of Dartmoth, (always Ex- 
cepted Out of this. . .Sale Suppowitt neck. . .and the medows 
belonging to Punkatest proprietors, and the land. . .granted 
by ... Plymouth to Captn. Richard morris) .. .which. . .Land 
. . .William Manchester with, . .others. , .purchassed of . . . 
Plymouth. . .Deed. . .bearinge date March 5th 1679-80:. . .sixt 
day of October. . .one Thowsand six hundred Eighty and 
two: 
Wit. William X Manchester 

Phillip Smith his marke 

Thomas X Manchester Mathew X Greenhill 

his marke his marke 

Mary Billing 
...William Manchester and Mathew Greenhill, , .acknowl- 
idged.. .October 6th 1682: Before 

peleg Sanford Governor. 
[249] Samuell Hickes to Thomas Ward. 
...Samuell Hickes of Dartmouth ... for ... four pounds of 



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Currant Silver mony of New England. . .paid. . .by Thomas 
Ward of Newport. . .have. . .sold. . .percell of lands lyinge. . . 
in the...Towne of Dartmouth. . .twenty Acres and bounded 
. . .on the North by the land of. . .Thomas Ward on the East 
by salt medows belonging to. . .Thomas Ward and salt water, 
on the south by a hie way, on the west by undevided lands as 
it is now layd out,... with all ... buildings Orchards ... four- 
teenth day of March . . . One Thowsand six hundred Eighty 
and two 
Wit. Samuell X Hickes 

Stephen Mumford his marke 

Mary Arnold 

Mary Billing: 
. . .Samuell Hickes. . .acknowlidged. . . 

Walter Clarke Dept Governor. 
[250] Samuell Wilson to Thomas Ward. 
...Samuell Wilson of Pettacomscutt ... Twenty pounds Cur- 
rant Silver mony. . .paid. . .By Thomas Ward of Newport. . . 
Have. . .Sould. . .the forty and two part of all. . .lands both 
upland and Medow land ... within ... Petaquamscutt .. . 
bounded... by the sea from point Judith to Petticomscutt 
River, and soe to the head of the pond called Quaskakaon- 
kanuck which pond lyeth about Northwest from the Mill, and 
from that pond on a Northwest line six miles alsoe on a west 
line drawne from the head of the Cove North of Point Judith 
Neck six miles and a halfe, and soe on a straight line from 
the head of the afore-said Northwest line unto the head of the 
said west line of six miles and a halfe, and thence on the 
same straight line to the sea or south shore, and on the south 
by the sea, (reserveing out of the. . .whole tract according to 
proportion Eight hundred acres to be layd out to the heires 
...of Benedict Arnold and Samuell Wilbore by an Agree- 
ment of the Company of purchassers. . . ) which said forty 
two part Containeth. . .seven hundred acres, ... with all... 
woods waters,. . .fourteenth day of December. . .One Thows- 
and six hundred Eighty two: 
Wit. Samuell Wilson 



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John X Phillips 
his marke 

William Hiscox 
. . . Samuell Wilson . . . acknowledged the above . . . Before me 
Walter Clarke Dpt Govr. 
[252] George Sisson to John Cooke, 

...George Sisson of .. .Portsmouth. . .for. . .the makeing of 
forty seven Rods of good Suffitient Stone wall, By John 
Cooke son of the late deceassed Captn Thomas Cooke 
of . . . Portsmouth, . . . Have . . . sold . . . land lying . . . within the 
bounds of .. .Portsmouth Containeing one Acre and a halfe 
... on the Northward by a Straight line runninge westward 
as the Northerly line of the lands latly belonging to the de- 
ceassed Thomas Cooke senr. Extends, and soe from the uper 
Corner of that line to the hie way. Eastward and Southward 
upon the afore-said lands latly belonging to . . . Thomas Cooke 
senr, and westward is bounded by the hie way. . .twelfth day 
of May. . .One Thowsand six hundred Eighty three — . 
Wit. George Sisson 

John Sanford 

James X Hall 
his marke : 

Peter Talman to Thomas Durfee. 
...Peter Talman junior late... of Portsmouth Now of the 
Towne of Gilford in the County of New Haven ... Conecti- 
cutt. . .Cor-wainer. . .for. . .Twelve pounds of Currant mony 
of New England. . .paid by Thomas Durfee of. . .Portsmouth 
. . . Yeoman . . . Have . . . sold . . . Land lyinge ... in the place 
called the Comon fence in . . . Portsmouth . . . Eight Acres . . . 
bounded Northwardly by the land of Richard Bulger East- 
wardly by Pocassett River, Southwardly by the humuck 
Comonly Called Samuell Hutchinsons humuck, Westwardly 
by the great Cove. . .alsoe the full Right of a hie way [pur- 
chassed of Richard Bular (as Exprest in writeing) ... Eight 
day of June... One Thowsand Six hundred Eighty three — : 
Wit. Peter Talman 

John Sanford 

Mary Sanford 



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[253] Thomas Lynch to Captn Thomas Paine. 

(Jemeco Ss) 

Sr. Thomas Lynch Knight One of the Gentlemen of his 
Majties. Bed Chamber Capt. Genii, and Governor, in Chiefe 
of this his Majties. Island of Jameco and Territories. . .de- 
pending & Vice Admiral to his Royall Highness James Duke 
of Yorke in the American Seas. 

...I am Informed there are severall Pyratte that have most 
barbarously Murthered divers of his Majties. Subjects: robed 
others & taken severall Vessalls. . .not. . .pretending. . .to 
have any Comission of Warr: These are. . .to Authoreize you 
Captn Thomas Paine Comander of the Frigatt Pearle. to 
Seize... kill and distroy the said Pyratts and their ships... 
I. . .Assure you and yor men. . .you shall have all the favour 
they cann Expect or I Render you and them... 13th day of 
October 1682: 

By his Excelency Comand — ) Thomas Lynch. 
Henry Harrington Sery:) 
I have by his Exelly's Order 
affixed the seale of the Admiralty: 

[two Illegible signatures] 
[254] Thomas Manchester to Mathew Borden. 
. . . Thomas Manchester of . . . Portsmouth . . . Black-smith . . . 
for... Thirty seven Pounds in Currant New-England mony 
. . .paid by Mathew Borden of. . .Portsmouth Yeoman,. . . 
Hath. . .Sold,. . .one half e... of one whole share or thireth 
part of all... land at Pocassett. . .bounded. . .Northward and 
Westward by the freemens Lotts neer the fall River and 
Westward by the Bay or sound tht Runneth between the said 
Land and Rhode Island. Southward partly by a line that is 
sett at a great Rock on which is a Seader Bush marked neer 
the way. that leadith to Punckatest, Eastward to a pond at a 
Dartmouth Towne Bounds and Westward to Sapowett Creeks 
mouth, and partly by Dartmouth bounds, and Northward up 
into the woods to Midlebury Towne bounds and Quitquissitt 
Pond (alwaies Exceptinge Out of this . . . Suppowett neck... 
and Medows belonginge to Punckatest proprietors and the 



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land formerly granted by. . .Plymouth to Capt. Richard 
Morris, and soe much... as shall be... for the use of the 
ministry) .. .which. . .Land William Manchester with... 
others. . .purchassed of. . .Plymouth,. . .Deed. . .beareing date 
March 5th 1679-1680. . .twelfth day of February. . .1682 
Wit. Thomas X Manchester junr. 

his marke 
John Sanford February 12th 1682-3. . .Mary the wife 

John X Manchester of. . .Thomas Manchester. . .consent to 
his marke. .. . .sale. . . 

Wm. Cadman Assistant. 
I255J John Pocoke to Captn John Browne. 
...John Pocoke... of Newport. . .for. . .Ninty Pounds of 
Currant New-England Silver mony. . .paid by Captn John 
Browne of...Swansey in the Collony of Plymouth ... Have 
...sold... a Certaine hourd or Tennement with the Lott of 
Land it stands upon within the Towne of Newport... 
bounded... on the North by the street on the West by the 
Lott of... Thomas Rodman, on the East by. . .Land. . .of 
John Holmes on the South by a Lott. . .of Christopher Almy 
...forty foot square. . .if .. .John Pocoke. . .pay. . .unto. . . 
Captn John Browne. . .before the last... of October. . .One 
Thowsand six hundred Eighty and Eight ... Ninty pounds of 
Currant New England Silver mony with. . .interest. . .annu- 
ally .. .this. .. Peed. . .shall be voyd and of none Efect... 
Twenty second day of June... One Thowsand Six hundred 
Eighty and three. 

Wit. John Pocoke. 

Andrew Willett. 
Thomas Terrey. 
John Pocoke ... 28th of July. . .acknowlidged the above... 

Caleb Carr Assistant. 
[256] Thomas Deane to George Sisson. 
. . . Thomas Deane of London Merchant One of the Execu- 
tors of the. . .Will. . .of Joseph Browne late of Charles 
Towne... in the Massachussets Collony. . .Clerke deced and 
Anne wife of... Thomas Deane. . .Doe. . .Surrender. . .unto 



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George Sisson of Portsmouth ... Rhode Island. . .Yeoman. . . 
percell of Land or f arme Comonly Called . . . Middlef ord 
Farme, . . . within . . . Portsmouth . . . lately belonging to . . . 

Joseph Browne deceasd two hundred and Forty Acres... 

And^. .Doe. . .Ratefy.. .The., .sale., .from William Browne 
and Benjan. Browne the other Executors ... and Peter Ser- 
jeant as Attorney. . .unto. . .George Sisson. . .Thirteenth day 
of August. . .1683.. . 
W^it Tho: Deane 

Joseph Dudly Ann Deane 

John Richards. 
[257] Nathanill Sylvester to James Lloyd. 
...my son in law James Lloyd of Boston Mercht. hath... 
sett over unto me. Nathaniell Silvester of Shelter Island all 
his Right. . .to Horse Necke lying in the bounds of. . .Oyster 
Bay with the Medows at the South ... I doe ... at the Request 
of James Lloyd... give him a Deed of sale for... Horse 
Necke and Premises,. . .Shelter Island Novemr. the 5th 1678: 
"VVit. Nathaniell Sylvester 

G. Sylvester 

Nathll Sylvester. 
...30th of August 1680: Gyles Silvester and Nathaniell Syl- 
vester. . .above. . .was. . .act of Nathaniell Sylvester their 
father. . . 

Peleg Sanford Governor. 
George Sisson to Henry Brightman. 
. . .George Sisson of. . .Dartmouth. . .for. . .one hundred and 
sixty two pounds Currant mony of New England . . . payd . . . 
by . . . Henry Brightman of . . . Portsmouth . . . Have . . . sold . . . 
Land. . .within. . .Towneship of Portsmouth. . .adjoyninge to 
the Hunting Swamp Containeing. . .Forty five acres. . .by me 
purchassed of William Wood Thirty Acres thereof now in the 
posession of me... the rest... being now in the posession of 
Hugh Parsons his wife and after her decease — Shall Returne 
to Henry Brightman;. . .the aforesaid forty five Acres of... 
Land. . .bounded — Easterly by the late deceassed Thomas 
Lawtons Hunting Swamp farme, Southerly by the Land of 



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William Correy, Westerly partly upon the land of the said 
Correy and part on the Comon, Northerly. . .by the hie way 
and Comon,. . .with all. . .Mansion or dwelling houses, barnes. 
Outhouses fruite trees Orchards. . .third day of March... 
One Thowsand six hundred Eighty one. 
Wit. George Sisson 

John San ford 
Isaac Lawton. 

February 6t 1683. . .George Sisson... ac- 
knowlidged. . . 

George Lawton Assistant 
February the 6t 1682-3. . .Sarah the wife of. . .George Sisson 
. . . Consent . . . to . . . Deed . . . 

George Lawton Assistant 

[259] John Williams acquitts Thomas Terry. 
...John Williams of Boston. . .Mercht. Doe acquitt... 
Thomas Terry of Block Island alias New-Shorrum of all 
debts... 29 of August 1677:... doe alsoe discharge. . .Terry 
as Attorny to Captn Williams from the debt of William 
Harris 

Wit. Jno Williams, 

his 

John X Rathbone 
marke 

George Halsall : 

John Green to James Greene. 
. . .John Green of Aquidnesett. . .in the Narragansett Cuntry 
. . .thirtie shillings in Currant mony of New England to be 
paid. . .Yearly. . .unto John Green... and after his decease 
to Joane Greene, his wife... By James Greene (the natural 
son of John and Joan Greene. . . ) . . .Have Given. . .Land 
.. .lying. . .at Aquednessett. . .now in the posession of... 
James Greene ... sixty Acres. . .bounded. . .Northerly by the 
land. . .John Greene Easterly by quidnesett harbour. South- 
erly by a River or brook and land of Daniell Greene, and 
Westerly by a hie way,... with all. . .wood,. . .Quarries,. . . 



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water courses, buildings ... at the decease of... John and 
Joane Greene. . .James Greene. . .shall have ... the ... Prem- 
ises forever. . .Twenty fourth day of March. . .one Thowsand 
six hundred Eighty & one or two . . . 

Wit. John Greene 

Henry X Tibbitts 

his marke. 
Arthur Aylworth 
John Nutsn : 
John Greene ... 24th of march 1681-82 acknowlidged this... 

John Foanes Wardn. 
[261] Job Almy to Jedidiah Allin. 

. . . Job Almy of . . . Portsmouth . . . for . . . forty five pounds 
Currant mony of New England. . .paid by Jedidiah Allin of 
. . . Sandwich in the Collony of New-Plymouth . . . doe . . . sell 
...share of land... in the Towneship of Shrosebury in the 
Government of East Gersey (Excepting Only in this. . .sale a 
house lott . . . neer the Meeting house in . . . Shrosebury and a 
percell of medows formerly sold by John Chamnies) The 
great lott alredy devided. . .adjoyninge to the land belonging 
to the Children of the deceassed Bartholmew West. . .with all 
. . .medows. . .Premisses. . .are cleer. . .from all. . .Incumber- 
ances. . .Especially from any thing acted Concerning the 
premisses by my brother Christopher Almy — . . .Eight day of 
November ... One Thowsand six hundred Eighty three: 
Wit. Job Almy 

John Sanford Mary Almy 

Mary Sanford 
Eliphall Sanford. 
Job Almy... with his wife Mary... did acknowlidge this... 
28th of January 1683 

John Albro Assistant 
[262] Mamanuett to Daniell Wilcock, 

...Mamanewot Chife Sachem & Proprietor of Saconett and 
the lands adjacent. . .for. . .many. . .Curtecies. . .in the time 
of my great distress. . .which. . .amount to the Valine of . . . 
one hundred Pounds. . .Give. . .unto my. . .friend. . .one hun- 



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dred Acres of land. . .unto. . .mr Daniell Wilcock of Naum- 
quid. . .bounded. . .Eastwardly with partly Dartmouth line 
and partly with the River, Southerly with a Swamp Called . . . 
Semsuett, Easterly from that spring to the Salt river, and 
westerly from the spring up the hill till we came to a small 
Indian field to a heap of stones, and from that stone heap 
Northerly till we come to a great white oake tree; which 
standith in the line between Aldermans land and the land 
mentioned in this Present Deed, . . . Northerly with Aider- 
mans land till we come to a black oake neer the great River, 
...Twenty third day of June... one Thowsand Six hundred 
Eighty three : — 

Wit. The marke of Sachem 

Thomas Gatchell Mamanuett X 

Joshua Rawlins. 
The marke X of John 
Mamuetts son and heire 
to the said Sachem. 
Richard Bulgar 
Sachem Mamiett. . .owned this. . .26 of June 1683 

John Albro Assistant 
[263] Mamamutt to Alderman. 

...Mamamutt Chief e Sachem and Proprietor of Saconett... 
for. . .service done... in the late warr. . .doe. . .Give. . .an 
Indian Called. . .Alderman now liveing neer Punckatest pond 
...one hundred Acres. . .bounded. . .the Northermust line 
devideth the two Townships of Pocassett and Saconett land 
East... with dartmouth line, Southeast with a Black oake, 
westerly till it corns to a white Oake marked on four-sides 
and from thence to a Red Oake more westerly Standing neer 
to the top of a hill,. . .Twenty two day of June. . .One Thows- 
and six hundred Eighty three — . 
Wit. The marke X of Sachem 

Thomas Gatchell Mamamewot 

Joshua Rawlins 
The marke X of John Mamanuett 
son of. . .Sachim the marke of 

The marke of Isaac Daniel X Wilcocke upon 

Isacke an Indian the Request of the Sachem. 



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[264] Testamony of Elizabeth Gould. 

...it hath been. . .reported. . .That William Coggeshall. . .of 
Portsmouth . . . was Only the Reputed son of mr John Cog- 
geshall of .. .Newport. . .1 Elisabeth Gould Now wife of 
Thomas Gould of Kings Town... the Only Naturall Mother 
of... William Coggeshall, And formerly wife unto. . .mr 
John Coggeshall : Doe declare . . . That . . . mr John Coggeshall 
...is the Only Naturall father of... William Coggeshall... 
begett. . .before I was Parted from him being then his 
wife :. . . 

Upon Oath the 4th of Septembr 1684. 

Before me Will. Coddington Govr 
John Dunham to John Brigs. 
...John Dunham Senr. of the Towne of Plymouth, .. .Yeo- 
man. . . For. . .Forty and two pounds. . .paid by John Brigs 
Senr of . . . Portsmouth . . . Yeoman . . . have . . . Sold ... all my 
Lott. . .in the places Comonly Called. . .by the Indian Names 
of Acushnett Coaksett ... in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth . . . 
with all... woods waters Medows...to be Houlden as of his 
Majtie. his manner of East Greenwich. . .sixt day of October 
. . . 1662 
Wit. John Dunham. 

Nathaniell Morton 

The marke of 

X Jonathan Pratt. 
[265] Peter Bussecot grant confirmed to John Warner. 
...Peter Bussecot of .. .Warwick. . .yeares since... Did 
Grant. . .unto mr Ezekiell Hollyman deceased,. . .One parcell 
of Land or house lott scittuate. . .in. . .the Town of Warwick 
bounded on the North Side with a small brook or river, and 
Easterly by the street directly over aginst mr. Hollymans 
former dwelling and bounded southerly by the Comon, and 
also Westerly bounded by the Comon. And ... as John Warner 
of the Town. . .above-said is the...heire unto mr Ezekiell 
Hollyman his Grand father by Parantage ; I. . .Doe. . .Ratefy 
.. .my. . .Bargain. . .tenth day of March. . . 1681-2: 
Wit. Peter X Bussecot 

Moses Lippit. his marke 



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Hugh X Stone 
his marke. 

Phillip Sweet to John Warner. 
. . .PhilHp Sweet Now Resident in Kings Town. . .by the Con- 
sent of my father James Sweet senr. of. . .Kings Town. . .for 
...full satisfaction, . .Paid. . .by John Warner of... War- 
wick. . .doe. . .sell. . .a house Lott. . .twelve Acres. . .in. . . 
Warwick Town, butting Easterly upon the main street of the 
said Town and joyning Northerly upon sd John Warners 
land, which he the said Warner now dwellith upon, the brook 
being only between. And southerly by a hie way and Comon, 
And alsoe one Township Right in all undevided Lands belong- 
ing to the said Town, and also a share of boggy medow On 
the Easterly Side of the Spruce Swamp, And a share of bog- 
gle medow at Touskeounk on the southerly side of the River 
called Patuxet river the which two. . .shares of boggy medow 
.. .are. . .Known. . .by the Names of James Sweets medow, 
with halfe the third Lott in Number layd out in Potowomett 
Neck lately by John Smith Surveyer. . .the above said twelve 
acre Lott and Township being first granted by sd Town unto 
Peter Bussecot . . . Excepting Only all my Right of Lands upon 
the Northerly side of Patuxett River within the Township of 
sd Warwick. . .L . .by the consent of my father. . .and. . .of 
my mother Mary Sweet. . .Doe. . .absolutely. . .disclaim. . . 
tenth... of September. . .One Thowsand six hundred Eighty 
and four,. . . the marke of 

Wit. Phillip X Sweet 

John Potter his marke 

James Green junr. James X Sweet 

Nathaniell Osband her marke 

Mary X Sweet 
Received from Mordica Bouden. 
. . . Peleg Sanf ord Esq. Recovered a Judgment against Mor- 
dica Bouden of Rhode Isle of Thirty five pounds... due to 
mr John Winslow deceassed. . .after said Bowdens long Im- 
prisonment severall Charges did arise, and he was forced to 
take part of a small house and land. . .which, . .amounts to 



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but Eighteen pound. . .December i6: 1684. 

Elisha Hutchinson Administrator 
to the Estate of Jos. Winslow 
[267] Testemony of John Sanford and John Porter. 
. . .the litle Island lying in the bay on the North side of the 
Wading River was given mr Dyre by the Purchassers 31 
October 1650 

Jno Sanford 
... above ... were by my fathers Order. . .by me written my 
father then being very sick. . .4th of October 1669 

John Sanford. 
. . .as wee put along by the afore-said Island the Purchassers 
gave the . . . Island to mr William Dyre 
No. I. 1650. John Porter. 

Testemony of Roger Williams and Captn Randall Houldon. 
Newport. . .10 Novembr 1664 (ut vulg) 

. , .Roger Williams being acquainted. . .with the first Concep- 
tion Birth and Growth of Rhode Island (alias Aquednick) 
doe Asert. . .that by. . .the first Purchassers of Rhode Island 
. . .the little Island Comonly Called Dyres Island was from the 
first and all ways (Some times in Meriment) but always in 
Earnist granted . . . mr William Dyre of Newport . . . 

Roger Williams Asista : 
Captn Randall Houldon of Warwick ... aged 57 years... the 
Purchassers gave that litle Island Called Dyres Island to mr 
William Dyre senr that was then one of us . . . 24th day of 
June 1669: 

by me John Cranston Assistant. 

Testemony of William Coddington and others. 
. . .wee the Purchassers of Rhode Island (my selfe being the 
chief) William Dyre desireing a spot of land of us as we 
passed by it, after we had Purchassed the said Island, did 
grant him our Right in the said Island and Named it Dyres 
Island. . .October i8th 1669: 

William Coddington 
...Richard Carder being a Purchassers doe own the above 
writeinge : 



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November 2th 1669 by me Richard Carder. 

William Cooley aged 66 years. . .Testefieth that in the first 
year of the setling of this Plantation of Newport he being 
Master of a boat and Jeffery Champlin and Richard Series 
being of his Company, and stopping at the Island Called Dyres 
Island mr William Dyre in Presence of them took posession 
of the said Dyres Island. . .6th of December 1669: 

Jtohn Green Assistant. 
[268] William Dyre to William Dyre. 

. . .William Dyre of Newport. . .Gent. . .Do. . .Give. . .my. . . 
Sonn William Dyre,. . .my Island. , .Called Dyres Island lying 
and being scittuated in Narrogansett Bay upon the Northern 
side of Rhode-Island over against Prudence Island. . .fifth day 
of August, . .One Thowsand six hundred and seventie 
Wit. William Dyre. 

Daniell King 
1670 

John Pertens. 

William Browning to Thomas Manchester. 
. . .William Browning of. . .Portsmouth. . .husbandman. . .for 
...a Bargain of Exchange of a percell of land lying. . .in 
Punkatest. . .made with Thomas Manchester junr. of... 
Portsmouth Black Smith. . .Doe. . .Grant,. . .two percells of 
Land lying. . .in the. . .Township of Portsmouth the One par- 
cell Containing Twenty Acres. . .bounded Northward on the 
Swamp or Comon, Eastward upon the great Road or hie way 
goeing towards Newport, Southward on land latly belonging 
to William Cadman, and Westward on the land of Gidion 
Freeborne the other parcell. . .Containing five Acres. . .be- 
tween me and my sisters is butted. . .between the land of 
Gidion Freeborn where he now dwellith and the land now . . . 
in the posession of Mathew Greenell . . . with all...Medows 
woods trees gardens Orchards,. . .ninteenth day of March. . . 
1684-5 
Wit. William Browning 

John Sanford X 

Mary Sanford jur. his marke. 



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. . .wee saw William Browning. . . 
March one & twenty day 1684-5 
Joseph Timberlake 
William Cory. 
William Browning. . .21 of march 1684-5. • -did. . .acknowl- 
idge the above written. . . 

John Albro Assistant 
[269] John Clarke to Richard Tew. 

...27th day of the 12th Month 1650... John Clarke of... 
Newport Phisician have... sold unto Richard Tew of the 
same Town One Parcell of Land lying on the East side of 
my Farme neer the mill and adjoyning to the said farme on 
the west side thereof and on the east side to the hie way that 
leads to Sachuet being in length. . .'j'j Poles, and abutting on 
the North end thereof upon a parcell of Land by me. . . 
granted unto James Rogers, & on the south upon a way 3 pies 
wide reserved to my selfe as an Inlet and Outlett properly 
belonging to my selfe. . .thirteen Acres and a halfe. . . 
Wit. John Clarke : 

Marke Lucar 
Samuell Billing 
X 
his marke 
. . . agreed that when Richard Tew Chainged land with mr 
Clarke that Richard Tew was to have 16 acres. . .for the land 
...he bought of Staford but they agreed to give WilHam 
Vaughan 5 acres . . . between them which was the Reason that 
this Deed was made but for 13 acres an a halfe. 

M^rke Lucar: 
Samuell X Billing 
his marke. 
[270] William Vaughan do Testefy. 
Newport Octo. the 4th 1671. 

...William Vaughan do Testefy, when Richard Tew did 
Exchaing the Land with mr John Clarke: the land that the 
said Richard bought of Thomas Stafford,. . .ten acres East- 
ward of the mill and a percell of Marsh lying in the fresh 



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Pond neer mr Clarkes farme. . .mr John Clarke did agree to 
give mr. Richard Tew sixteen acres, the East side of his farme 
betwixt his farme and the hie way, at which time mr Tew 
made the motion to mr John Clarke to give William Vaughan 
two acres and a halfe of his farme adjoyning to this sixteen 
acres. . .mr Richard Tew agreed. . .to give William Vaughan, 
two acres and a halfe out of mr Tews sixteen Acres adjoy- 
ing to that the which mr Clarke accepting of. . .made mr Tew 
a deed but of thirteen acres and a halfe leaveing the two acres 
and a halfe out, I William Vaughan not accepting of it : when 
mr Clarke was gon for England, I and Thomas Clarke being 
his agents ... layd it out length ways betwixt the sixteen and 
mr Clarkes farme. . . marke 

Wit. William X Vaughan 

John Harris his. 

Frances Vaughan. 
[271] John Warner to Thomas Stafford. 
...John Warner... of Warwick. . .Have. . .sold. . .unto 
Thomas Stafford (of the Town. . .aforesaid) .. .two shares 
of Medow ground. . .within the Towship of Warwick, at or 
neer the place Called Taskeunke, the. . . shares did Origonally 
belong to Richard Townsend and Christopher Haukshurst, 
and since Purchassed by me upon Exchainge of Land with mr 
Anthony Low... 28th of February 1684-85 
Wit. John Warner 

William Burton 

Benjamin Gorton 

Samuell Gorton. 

Thomas Stafford to John Warner. 
. . . Thomas Stafford ... of Warwick . . . have . . . Sold . . . unto 
John Warner of the same Town. . .my house lott Scittuate. . . 
in... Warwick neer the dwelling of Leiutent. John Low 
bounded on the front by the street, and parted with a passage 
of water or Brook from the Land of John Low, and on the 
other side bounded with the land of Joseph Carder, and on 
the other bounded by a hie way devideing it from the ox 
pasture,. . .with Orchard fenceing building. . .as it was given 



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. . .unto me by the will of my deceassed Father Thomas Staf- 
ford senior. . .28th of February 1684-85. 
Wit. Thomas X Stafford 

William Burton his marke. 

Benjamin Gorton 

Samuell Gorton 
[272] James Leonard to Icabod Sheffield. 
...James Leonard senr of Tanton. . .for. . .twelve Pounds 
sterling-. . .paid by Icabod Sheffield of the Township of Ports- 
mouth. . .hath. . .sold,. . .Parsell of Land. . .being down Tan- 
ton great River So Called, On the westerly side of the . . . 
River. . .being one full share (Excepting Only the litle Lott 
so Called). . .of the Land which belongeth to the Inhabitants 
of Tanton. . .was Purchassed by the Inhabitants of Tanton. . . 
of Phillip Sachim Alias pumetacombe and mr Constant South- 
worth Treasurer for the Collony. . .in. . .which Tract... the 
said James Leonard senr. hath a full share. . .lyeth southerly 
from the Town of Tanton The lott... was Called the great 
Lott is the second Lott lying Neer a Place Called broad Cove 
bounded by the medows of Samuell Hall senr on the Easterly 
end and by the Land of Increase Robinson on the southerly 
side. And by the Land that belongith to the Inhabitants of 
Swansey on the Westerly End and by the Land of Jonah 
Austin junr. On the North side. Containing. . .Thre score 
Acres. . .to be holden as of . . .the King. . .his manner of East 
Greenwich. . .James Leonard and Margitt his. . .wife. . .six 
and twenty day of September. . .One Thowsand six hundred 
Eighty and one. . .whereas is writt Margit it should been 
writt Margreet. . . 
Wit. his marke 

John Hall James X Leonard 

his marke her marke 

John X Leonard junr. Margrett X Leonard. 

Sharach Wilbore 

James Leonard senr and Margreet his wife. . . acknowlidged 
this. . .24th October 1681 

Daniell Smith Assist. 



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[274] Thomas Terry to Administrators of John Hulls Estate. 
...Thomas Terry of Tanton. . .for. . .sum of mony. . .paid 
by Samuell Seawell of Boston. . .to the Estate of John Hull 
Esqr. deceassed. . .Have. . .Sold. . .unto the. . .Administrators 
all that Remainder of my Lott. . .of Land purchassed of mr 
John Alcock, . . . Sixty Acres ... in two parcells at the North- 
east end of Block-Island. . .bounded. . .the one percell to the 
North-west by the Land of Phillip Wharton, to the southeast 
by the Land of James Sands, to the south west by the Land of 
Thomas Mitchell to the Northeast by the Land of John Rath- 
bone, the second Parcell butted to the Southwest by the Land 
of John Rathbone, to the Northeast by the sea to the North- 
west by the Land of Phillip Wharton to the southeast by the 
Land of James Sands:. . .five and twenith day of January. . . 
One Thowsand Six hundred Eighty and three. . . 
Wit. Thomas Terry 

George Shove her marke 

Bar. Tipping Anna X Terry 

mr Thomas Terry. . .with the Consent of his wife Anna. . . 
acknowlidged. . .28th January 1683 

Daniell Smith Asist. 
[275] Jireth Bull to his brother 

...fifth day of December. .. 1685. . .between Jireth Bull of 
Newport. . .Eldist sonn of Jireth Bull of Kings-Town. . .de- 
ceassed and Henry Bull, Ephraim Bull, and Ezekell Bull, 
sonns of. . .deceassed Jireth Bull. . . 

. . . L . . Eldist brother to . . . Henry, Ephraim Bull and Ezekiel 
Bull, Doe... make over all my Right. . .unto my deceassed 
Fathers lands or houseing. . .the housing and lands whereon 
he lived Containing Ninty two Acres... and five hundred 
Acres of Land . . . lying westward from the afore-said house- 
ing and Land about two miles,. . .Caled Jireth Bulls Farme. . . 
I do hereby bind my selfe. . .in the full. . .sum of One Thow- 
sand Pounds sterling Unto my... three Brothers ... Provided 
that I. . .In joy my Grand Fathers, Henry Bull farme after his 
decease adjoyning to my farme in Newport, but if I... shall 
not in joy the said Farme. . .Then. . .1 with my. . .Brothers,. . . 



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are Equally to devide. . .the Lands of our deceassed father. . . 
Wit. Jireh Bull 

Rog-er Goulding 

Weston Clarke. 
[276] Edward Robyson to Margrett Hall. 
. . . Edward Robyson ... of Newport . . , Husbandman . . . Mar- 
g^rett Hall the wife of James Hall in the said Island. . .Have 
given. . .the said Margrett,. . . ( . . .after my decease) all my 
houses and Lands. . .within. . .the. . .said Town. . .on Con- 
sideration, that. . .Margrett shall. . .bring up. . .Edward Roby- 
son and Francis Robyson my two sons... And after the de- 
cease of. . .Margrett L . .do. . .give. . .to my sons. . .all. . .the 
afore-mentioned houses and Lands. . .Equaly to be devided. . . 
I do . . . give . . . Margrett ... all my . . . household stuff Redy 
mony Leasses Chattells. . .at her decease to be my. . .sonns. . . 
tenth day of December. . . 1684. his 

Wit. Edward X Robyson. 

Edward Greenman marke. 

Elias Williams 
...if either of my. . .sons. . .shall decease. . .then that part 
of my houses and Lands. . .shall be the. . .Right. . .of the sur- 
vivor. . .Eighteen day of December. . .one Thowsand six hun- 
dred Eighty five. 
Wit. Edward X Robyson 

John Sanford his marke 

Stephen Brayton 
[277] David and Edward Greenman to John Green. 
...twentith day of February. . .One Thowsand six hundred 
forty and seven . . . David Greenman and Edward Green- 
man of Newport. . .Wheel writes. . .for. . .mony. . .have. . . 
sold unto John Green of Newport. . .Husbandman, one per- 
cell of Land. . .being within or neer the endship or village 
Called Greenend, and there adjoyneth on the hie way leading 
from Newport unto Portsmouth on the south west side thereof 
And abutting at the West end of it over the mill brook 
(ackording to the markes thereof) upon the Comon, and 
adjoyning to the Lands of David and Edward Greenman on 



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the North side of it Contayning. . .Two and twenty Acres. . . 
Wit. David Greenman 

Jeremy Gould Edward Greenman 

Will. Jefferay. 

Henry Bassett. 
Newport. . .Edward Greenman acknowlidged 4th day of Feb- 
ruary 1681-2 Peleg Sanford Governor. 
[278] Joshua Coggeshall to Walter Cunagrave. 
, . .30th day of May. . .One Thousand six hundred and fifty 
One. . .Joshua Coggeshall of Newport. . .the son of John 
Coggeshall the deceassed have . . . sold unto Walter Cunagrave 
of the same Town a Parcell of Land lying within the Pre- 
cincts thereof and upon the East side of the River upon which 
Newport mill now standeth, and not farr from the said mill 
. . .Eight score Acres of Land be it more or less adjoyning 
unto the Land of Richard Knight on the south side, and on 
the North unto the Land granted by the Town to Mary Clarke 
some times the wife of John Peckham. And abutting upon 
the great Comon On the East end thereof, And on the West 
upon the hie way that leads from the Mill to green end. 
Village : . . . 
Wit : Joshua Coggeshall. 

John Clarke. 

Elizabeth Clarke. 
. . .Mary Coggeshall the mother of Joshua. . .Consenting unto 
the sale... 30th of May 165 1 : 

Mary Coggeshall. 
[279] Walter Cunygrave to John Green. 
...sixt day of June... one thousand six hundred fifty and 
one... Walter Cunygrave of Newport Merchant Tayler, and 
Elisabeth Cunygrave his wife have sold unto John Green of 
Newport. . .yeoman four score Acres of Land... in Newport 
. . .neer unto or in the hamlett of Greenend and adjoyning on 
the North Side of . . . Walter Cunygraves other land and 
towards the North on the land granted by the Town of New- 
port unto Mary Clarke now deceassed some time the wife of 
John Peckham, and abutteth on the Comon hie way leading 



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from Greenend unto Newport mill towards the West, and 

towards the east on the great Comon,. . , 

Wit. Walter X Cunygrave 

Will. Jefferay 

Jer. Gould. 
[290] John Walley to William Brenton. 
...William Brenton late of Newport. . .Now of Bristol!... 
Marriner did By. . .Deed 23d January 1679 Make Over. . .to 
John Walley late of Boston Now of Bristoll Merchant... a 
Certain Farme and houseing. . .in the Township of Newport 
. . .and then in Posession of Richard Allison for Certain uses 
. . .Now. . .Wim Brenton seemed. . .unsatisfied with what he 
had done, And. . .Refussed to give Posession of the Same. . . 
I . . . Walley Could not be in any Capassety to Act . . . without 
a sute at law. . .Considering his Necessety Called for such 
supply as Could not be procured without disposing of a Con- 
siderable part of the farme, And... by selling the whole 
farme he might Satisfy his debts, putt himselfe in some way 
of Lively hood and secure something Considerable for his 
Children after him in some other Estate more suteable, Alsoe 
his wife desireing and Consenting to the same. .. I. . .John 
Walley Do by these Presence Renounce the said Trust that 
by the above-mentioned Instrument was made or Committed 
to me, And as I never have Acted or done any thing in the 
Premisses by Vertue thereof So I doe for my selfe my heires 
...forever Renounce and Refuse said Trust. . .And that it 
may be lawfull for said Brenton Notwithstanding said Instru- 
ment to sell ... or dispose the Same as may be most for his 
benefitt. . .fourteenth day of Septembr. One Thousand six 
hundred Eighty and five. 
Wit. John Walley. 

Watching Atherton 

Richard Smith 

John Walley. . . 15th of Aprill. . . acknowlidged this. . . 

Caleb Carr Assistant 

Peleg Sanf ord to William Brenton. 
...Peleg Sanford of Newport. . .for. . .two hundred & six 



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Pounds and six shillings Currant Silver mony of New England 
. . .paid. . .By William Brenton of Bristoll. . .Have Given. . . 
A Certain Parcell of Land. . .within. . .Newport. . .Seventy 
and two Acres. . .butted. . .North. . .by Land of John Easton 
senr. & land of Walter Clarke & the Comon West by land 
formerly belonging to Thomas Clifton, deceassed, Southerly 
by Land of. . .William Brenton and Henry Bull Esqr. with all 
. . .trees. . .wayes,. . .twenty fourth day of October. . .One 
Thousand six hundred Eighty & five. 
Wit. Peleg Sanford. 

Archebell Forest Mary Sanford 

Ralph X Earll junr 
his marke: 

Peleg Sanford and Mary his wife. ..did Acknowlidge this 
...Newport 15th day February 1685-6 

John Easton Assistant 
[292] William Brenton to John Walley. 
. . .William Brenton of Bristall alias, Mount hope. . .Marriner 
and Hannah his wife. . .for. . .six hundred and twenty 
Pounds of Currant mony of New Engand. . .by John Walley 
of Bristoll. . .Merchant. . .Paid. . .have Given... a Certain 
farme. . .being in the Township of Newport. . .Comonly 
called. . .Brace's farme. . .about two hundred and forty Acres 
. . .now in the Posession of Richard Allisson, being the whole 
of the said Farme houseing buildings and Lands whether up- 
lands Medows and Swamps. . .which was Willed to William 
Brenton by his Father William Brenton Esqr. deceassed, 
which farme... is butted ... Westerly by the Land of Henry 
Bull Esqr. and Irah Bull Southerly by the Land of Major 
John Coggeshall. Easterly by the Sea Northerly by the Land 
of John Easton senr. and Partly by the Comon, . . . Eighteenth 
day of November. . .One Thousand six hundred Eighty & 
five. . . 
Wit. William Brenton 

Will. Hedge : Hannah Brenton 

Richard Smith. 



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William Brenton and Hannah his wife 15th of Aprill 1686 
Acknowlidged . . . 

Caleb Carr Asistant 
[293] John Walley to William Stoughton — (mortgage) 
...John Walley of Bristoll. . .Merchant, and Sarah his wife 
.. .for. . .Five hundred Pounds Currant mony of New- 
England. . .paid. , .by William Stoughton of Dorchester in the 
Colony of the Massathusetts Esqr. . .Have Given. . .A Certain 
Farme lying and being in the Township of Newport, . .Caled 
...Braces Farme... Two hundred and forty Acres — now in 
the Posession of Richard Allisson being the whole of the sd 
farme houseing buildings and Lands whether upland? or 
medows and swamps. . .which was willed to William Bren- 
ton by his Father Wim Brenton Esqr. deceassed which farme 
. . .is butted. . .Westerly by the Land of Henry Bull Esqr. & 
Irah Bull Southerly by Land of Majo John Coggeshall, East- 
wardly by the sea, Northerly by the land of John Easton senr 
partly by the Comon. . .if . . .John Walley. . .shall. . .pay. . . 
unto Wim Stoughton. . .the. . .sum of five hundred & Thirty 
five pounds of Present mony of New England. . .before the 
first day of March. . .One Thousand six hundred Eighty six 
seven. . .then this. . .Deed. . .shall be. . .voyd. . .fiveteenth day 
of February. . .One Thousand six hundred & Eighty five. . . 
Wit. John Walley 

Nathal. Byfield Sarah Walley. 

Thomas Walley: 

John Walley and Sarah his wife. . .15th of Aprill 1686. . . 
Acknowlidged . . . 

Caleb Carr Assistant 
[295] Wamsetta to Peter Talman. 

. . .Wamsetta alias Sepaquit or by his English Name Alexan- 
der, the greatist and Chief est Prince or Sachim hereabout. . . 
freely Give unto my well beloved Friend Peter Talman of 
Portsmouth. . .a Parcell of Land,. . .bounded. . .At the North- 
ermost end with a River Comonly Called the Seven Mile 
River, and from the said River upon a streight line Eastward 
till it meet with the bounds of Cocksett., and then it is to Run 



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upon a streight line Southward till it come to the main sea, 
And then to run by the sea Westward to Saconett, and from 
Saconett up the Eastward side of the great River till the line 
meets at the Seven mile River again ; with all . . . Land, 
Medows, hearbidge, timber, under-woods. Creeks Coves or 
Islands fresh Rivers or Springs . . . Only the Purchass which 
Captn Richard Morris bought is Excepted in this deed... 
And Punckatest Neck ... formerly bought by some men of 
Plymouth ... Twenty day of January. . .One Thowsand six 
hundred Sixty and one, . . . 
Wit. The marke of Alexander. 

Richard Bulgar Or Wamsitta Else. X 

The marke of Edward Lay X . . Sepawquit 

John Sasoman the Interpreter Indian 

Thomas Durfi 
[296] Testemony of Richard Bulgar and others. 
Richard Bulgar Aged Seventy years . . . and Thomas Durfi 
aged about thirty six years all of .. .Portsmouth. . .doe Tes- 
tefy that the. . .Indian Sachim Caled Wamsetta Sepawquit or 
Alexander at the time of signeing. . .was in a very Sober Con- 
dition and not any way Over-come in or by drink, ... it was 
his Free. . .Act. . .the said Subscriber was the Eldist Brother 
of Sachim Phillip (who first began the late Indian warr with 
the English.) and was the Chief Sachim of these Parts & 
deceassed before the warr : 

Edward Lay of . . . Portsmouth aged about seventy one years 
. . .doth Testefie to the Truth of all that is above. . .i6th of 
August. . .1679 Before me 

John San ford Assistant. 

William Brenton to Thomas Ward. 
. . .William Brenton of Bristoll. . .Marriner. . . for. . .Thirty 
Pounds Currant Silver mony of New-England. . .Paid. . .by 
Thomas Ward of Newport. . .Have Granted ... one seventh 
part... of all... the devided lands in Pettacomscutt formerly 
belonging to my father William Brenton deceassed, And the 
forty ninth part of all. . .the Lands both upland and Medows 
now lying and being undevided within the said tract of Lands 



Comonly Called Pettacomscutt in. . .Rhode-Island. . .bounded 
by the sea from Point Judith to Pettacomscutt River, and so 
to the head of the Pond Called Pausakaonkanuck which Pond 
lyeth about Northwest from the Mill, And from the Pond on 
a Norwest line six miles Also on a west line drawn from the 
head of the Cove North of Point Judith Neck six miles and a 
halfe and soe on a strait line from the head of the aforesaid 
northwest line unto the head of the said west line of six miles 
and a halfe thence on the same straite Line to the sea or 
South Shore, and on the South by the sea, which said forty 
Ninth Part Containeth. . .about seven hundred Acres... with 
all... woods water ways... if I... my heires or assignes... 
shall . . . Molest . . . Thomas Ward ... it shall ... be lawf ull . . . 
for the said Thomas. . .to. . .take into his. . .Posession two 
Certain Peeces. . .of Lands. . .in the Township of BristoU. . . 
one of which ... is ... in a Certain Place Called Papasquash 
neck Containing Twenty three Acres, And bounded East and 
west by the salt water North by Stephen Burtons land South 
upon the Lands Caled Timothy Clarkes the other . . . Land 
Contains tenn Acres and bounded North by the hie-way. South 
by the Land of Christopher Sanders Easterly by the land of 
Nathaniell Hayman and Westerly upon the house Lotts And 
were both Purchassed by me. . .of John Walley of Bristoll. . . 
until the said William Brenton. . .shall. . .Pay. . .Thomas 
Ward... the said sum of Thirty Pounds. . .with lawfull 
Intrest and the Charge in Mannageing the said Lands., .fift 
day of May. . .One Thousand Six hundred Eighty and six. 
Wit. Wim Brenton. 

William Hiscox 

Gilbert Magick 

William Brenton Acknowlidged above... May 5th 1686 
Before Walter Clarke Det Govr. 

Hanah Brenton the wife of. . .WilHam Brenton did. . .con- 
sent to the. . .Sale. . .May Sth 1686 

Walter Clarke Dept. Go. 
[298] Nathanaell Coddington to Noell Mew. 
. . .Nathanael Coddington of Newport. . .Merchat. and Susan- 



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nah his wife. . .for. . .four hundred Pounds Currant Silver 
mony of New England. . .Paid. . .by Noell Mew of Newport 
.. .Merchant. . .Have Granted... a certain Parcell of Land 
Called Rocky Farme lying. . .in the Precincts off Newport. . . 
Containing. . .three hundred Acres. . .bounded. . .Southerly 
by the Sea Easterly by the Cove and Marshes of John Cogges- 
hall Northerly Partly by John Coggeshalls land and Partly the 
Comon Runing on a line till it comes to a small Cove, and 
from thence Westerly bounded by the Comon Called Cherry 
Neck, and so Runs to the Sea... with all. . .houses Gardens 
Orchards woods. . .Ponds Creeks Coves. . .Thirteenth day of 
Aprill. . .One Thousand six hundred Eighty and Six,. . . 
Wit. Nathall. Coddington 

William Allen Susannah Coddington 

Tho. Rodman 

Newport Aprill 13th 1686 Nathll and Susannah Coddington 

declared. . . 

Walter Clarke Dep Govr. 
[299] Tacommonan to Randall Howldon & Ezechill Holly- 
man 

. . . Tacommonan Right owner of all the medows and Mowable 
land upon a Neck of ground Comonly Called by the English 
. . . Petawhomett neck Scittuate and being upon the great 
River Called . . . Nanhygansett bay lying over against the South 
end of that neck. . .Called Shawomett, which Bay is the east 
bounder, and that River Comonly Called by the English Poto- 
womett River being the Southw [torn] bounder, and Coeassett 
Bay being the Northward bounder for the space or length of 
four miles according to the English Account up by the Said 
Potowomett River westward from the . . . Nanhigansett Bay, 
which Percell of Land as above-said with all the Rights. . .by 
water land wood. . .L . .have. . .sold. . .unto Randall Howldon 
and Ezechill Hollyman both of Warwick. . .for the Just sum 
or fifteen Pounds... in wampum Peag Only I am to Recive 
the Valine of one Coat of such Cloth as the Indians do now 
Comonly use to wear Annually as a gratuety here after. . . 
-according to the Custom of the English dated the thirteenth 



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day of July. .. 1654 • 

Wit. Tocommonon X his marke. 

Jeremiah Westcott. Awassuocitt X his marke 

William Baker Eldist son to him 

Samuell Edsall. above Wawnunockshaw X his 

marke an other Son. 
[300] John Allis to Henry Neales. 

. . . WilHam Allis some times of Brantree in the Massathusetts 
Colony. . .deceassed did formerly grant unto Henry Neale 
senr. of said Town three quarters of One Sixteenth part of 
. . . Block-Island now under the Government of Rhode-Island 
Excepting and Reserveing the Island Called foart Island and 
five and twenty Acres more to be taken out of the said three 
quarters of said sixteenth part. Butt... as no deed for Con- 
firmation of the said Land Passed frorn William Allis I John 
Allis the heir. . .of William Allis. . .Do. . .Release. . .unto. . . 
Henry Neales. . .the said three quarters of one Sixtenth part 
of Block-Island. . .Excepting. . .foart Island and twenty five 
Acres to be taken out of the said three quarters of one six- 
teenth part neer the harbour according to mr Alcocks Re- 
serve in his Release of said land,. . .24th of June 1685: 
Wit. John Allis 

Arthur Mason 
John Williams 
John Allis acknowlidged this. . .24th June 1686 

Bradstreet Governor 
[301] Phillip Jones to Rebecca Tailer & John Nelson (Mort- 
gage). 

. . .fifteenth day of June. . .one Thousand six hundred Eighty 
& three. . .Between Phillip Jones of New Yorke merchant on 
the one Part, and Rebeckah Tailer Relict, Widow, of William 
Tailer late of Boston . . . Merchant deceassed, And John Nelson 
of Boston. . .Merchant, Administratrix and Administrator, to 
the Estate of... William Tailer deed, on the other Part,... 
Phillip Jones for. . .two hundred Pounds of Currant mony of 
New-England. . .by. . .Rebecca Tailer and John Nelson... 
paid. . .Hath. . .sold,. . .all that his Messuage or Tenement. . . 



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in the Town of Newport. . .with all the land belonging to the 
same (excepting the buriall place of John Gard and his wife) 
being upwards of Three quarters of an Acre of Land... 
bounded on the South by the land late in the Possession of 
William Brenton mercht deed, and bounded on the North by 
Lands ... of Capt Peleg Sanf ord abutting upon the East on 
the hie-way that Extends North and South in the said Town, 
And so the sd Land Extendith Twelve foot in bredth down 
into the sea &c. . .with all. . .houses Outhouses. . .buildings. . . 
if... Philip Jones his heires. . .shall. . .pay. . .Rebecca Tailer 
and John Nelson. . .the sum of two hundred and four pounds 
of Currant mony of New-England. . .one hundred pounds. . . 
before the first day of Septembr. . .And the sum of One hun- 
dred and four Pounds more. . .before the first day of March 
next insueing. . .then this present. . .Indenture. . .shall. . .be 
voyd . . . 

Wit. Phillip Jones. 

John Hayward Not. Pub. Boston. . .Octob i6th 1685 
Eliezer Moody : ... Bradstreet Governor. 

Sam Sewall Assistant. 
[302] Rebecca Tailer & John Nelson to Mary Jones. 
...Rebecca Tailer Relict widow of William Taylor late of 

Boston. . .Merct. and John Nelson of Boston. . .Mercht 

whereas Phillip Jones late of New Yorke Mercht. deed, by 
an Indenture of Morgage. . .bearing date the fifteenth day of 
June. . .One Thowsand six hundred Eighty and three the sum 
of two hundred Pounds mony to him... paid by the sd Re- 
becca Tailer and John Nelson did give. . .unto them. . .all his 
Messuage or Tenement Scittuate. . .in the Town of Newport 
. . .with the land belonging to the same (Excepting the buriing 
place of John Gard and his wife) beinge upwards of three 
quarters of an Acre of Land. . .bounded on the south by the 
land late. . .of Peleg Sanf ord, and on the west by the hie way 
. . . Extends North and South in the said Town, And so the 
said land Extendeth twelve foot in bredth down into the sea 
...with all... houses Outhouses ... a Provission. . .contained 
for the Redemption of the Premises upon the payment of the 



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sum of Two hundred and four Pounds of Currant mony of 
New-England . . . And yett a Considerable part . . . remaineth 
unpaid. . .whereof. . .the same became forfitted unto Rebecca 
Tailer and John Nelson,... be it... known That the sd Re- 
becca Tailer and John Nelson for.,. .Sixty two pounds Cur- 
rant mony of New England ... paid by Mary Jones Relict 
widow of the sd Phillip Jones,. . .have Given... the afore-sd 
Messuage or tenement with all the Land belonging . . . bounded 
as afore-sd. . .Twenty ninth day of October. . .One Thousand 
six hundred Eig'hty & five. . . 
Wit. Rebekah Tailer — 

Edw. Perry ju. J Nelson 

Zacheriah Shute. 
[304] Daniell Wilcocks to Jacob Mott. 
. . . Daniell Wilcocks of Namquck neer Punckatest Neck . . . 
for., .thirty Pounds Sterling Currant mony of New England 
. . .by Jacob Mott of Portsmouth. . .Planter. . .paid;. . .Have 
sold. . .one Compleat. . .halfe of a Share. . .or Sixteenth part 
of all that tract of land at Pocassett and places Adjacent 
bounded . . . Northward and Westward by the f reemens Lotts 
neer the fall River and westward by the Bay or Sound that 
Runneth between the said Land and Rhode Island Southward 
partly by a line that is sett at a great Rock on which is a seader 
bush marked Neer the way that leadith to punckatest East- 
ward neer to a pond at Dartmouth Town bounds and west- 
ward to Suppowett Creeks mouth, And Northward up into 
the woods to Midleburough Town bounds and Quitquissett 
pond (always Excepting out of this Bargain ... Sapowett 
Neck of Land and Medow thereunto belonging, and the land 
formerly granted by the Court of Plymouth to Captn Richard 
Morris, and soe much of the land as shall be allotted and ap- 
pointed for the use of the ministry) .. .which. . .Land L.. 
with. . .others lately purchassed of severall Gentlemen Agents 
of the Colony of New Plymouth, as may appear by one Deed 
. . .bearing date March 5th. 1679-80. . .Thirteeth day of Janu- 
ary . . .one Thousand six hundred & Eighty two. 



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Wit. Daniell X Wilcocks 

Caleb Arnold his marke 

George Brownell 
Zurill X Hall 
his marke. 
Daniell Wilcocks ... did ... acknowlidge this... 26 of Septem- 
ber 1684 

John Albro Assistant 
[305] William Wodell to Jacob Mott. 

...William Wodell jun. of Portsmouth. . .for. . .Ninty 
pounds in Mony. . .paid. . .by Jacob Mott of Portsmouth... 
have. . .Sold,. . .one full third Part of a Share of Land in the 
Township of Dartmouth ... as the said Township in the whole 
of it containeth. . .Thirty five shares of Land. . .devided and 
in part undevided, that part of a share alredy devided which 
belongeth to the said third part of a share hereby sold ... is 
that Tract of Land which was the late Dwelling place of 
John Cornell of sd Dartmouth and is at or neer the place 
Called Coaxett in . . . Dartmouth and Consisteth of upland 
marsh and Medowland all which said devided part belonging 
unto the said third part of a share of Land as also the unde- 
vided part of the said third part of a share as ... is sold unto 
...Jacob Mott. .. (Excepting. . .Only one Acre and a halfe 
... of medowland which lyeth on the south side of the Creek 
Called Chuestkeest Creek and is in the Posession of Peleg 
Tripp) .. .Twenty Eight day of November ... one Thousand 
six hundred Eighty four — : 

Wit. William Wodell junio 

Thomas Eaton Ruth Wodell — 

William Wodell 
John Anthony. 

. . .3rd day of December. . . 1684. . . 
William Wodell did. . .give. . .unto 
. . .Jacob Mott. . .the lands. . . 

Peleg Slocum. 
John Anthony 
William Wodell and Ruth Wodell his wife. . .acknowlidge 
this. . .Deed. . . 10 of March 1684-5 Before me 

John Albro Assistant 



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[306] John Hoskins to John Borden. 

...John Hoskins of Tanton. . .for. . .Eight pounds & tenn 
shillings of Currant mony of New-England ... paid by John 
Borden of Portsmouth. . .hath. . .sold. . .a Certain Tract of 
land Comonly. . .Called. . .the South Purchass lying southerly 
from Tanton three mile river and Scittuated in the Town- 
ship of Tanton. . .the said Lott great being the fifty six lott 
as by the Records of .. .Tanton. . .more plainly appear... 
Scittuated neer to Rocky-Nook bounded on the North by the 
land formerly in the posession of Samuell Smeth, and south- 
erly by the land of Jarat Talbut Easterly by the great river 
and westerly on the Comon or undevided lands of the afore- 
said land the said lott being sixteen pole or pearch wide... 
Extending it selfe West and by north two miles. . .Containing 
seventy Acres . . . with a small lott Called the small lotts devis- 
sion On the south side of the three mile river afore-said with 
an Equall Intrest in all the undevided Land belonging to the 
. . .Tract of Land. . .thirteen day of January. . . 1680 
Wit. John Hoskins 

John Richmond 

John Macumber senr. 

Henry Hodges. 

John Hoskins acknowlidged this. . .2d of June 1684 

Daniell Smith Assistant 
[307] Mallachy Holloway to John Borden. 
...Mallachy Holloway of Tanton. . .for. . .Eight Pounds of 
Currant mony of New England. . .paid by John Borden of 
Portsmouth. . .doth. . .sell. . .a Certain tract of Land. . .Called 
. . .the South Purchass lying southerly from Tanton three 
miles River and... in the Township of Tanton. . .The great 
Lott being the Twenty ninth Lott lying at or Neer a Cove 
Called Muddy Cove bounded on the south by the land of 
Thomas Lenkon and of the North side by the Lands of Henry 
Hodges and the east end bounding of the said Cove and main 
River and the Wester end on the Comon or undevided land 
of the fore-sd tract the sd lott being sixteen Poles or pearch 
wide. . .Extending it selfe for length two miles westward by 



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north . . . Containing seventy Acres . . . with a small Lott Called 
the small Lotts of the south side of the thre mile river. . . 
with an Equall intrest in all the undevided lands belonging to 
. . .Purchass of land. . .fourteen day of January. . .1680. 
Wit. Mallachy Holloway. 

John Richmond. 

John Macumber senr. 

The marke X of William Paull. 

. . . Acknowlidged by Mallachy 
Holloway. . .first day of 
November 1681. 

Daniell Smith Assistant 
[308] Henry Hodges to John Borden. 

. . .Henry Hodges of Tanton. . .for. . .Eight Pounds in Cur- 
rant mony of New England. . .Paid. . .by John Borden of 
Portsmouth ... Henry Hodges with the free Consent of 
Heaster his wife have. . .sold,. . .Lott of Land lying... in 
Tantons Purchass Called the South Purchass being Southerly 
from Tanton three mile River. . .being the thirty lott as by 
the Records of the sd Town. . .more plainly appear, bounded 
on the South side by the lands of the sd John Borden and on 
the North by the land that was in the Posession of James 
Burt, the easter end on Tanton great river and the west end 
on the Comon or undevided lands of the said purchass, being 
sixteen Rods or Pearch wide. . .Extending its length two miles 
westward by North. . .being seventy Acres... with an equal 
Intrest in all the undevided lands belonging to the sd Pur- 
chass,. . . fourteen day of January. . . 1680-81 
Wit. Henry Hodges. 

John Macumber senr. The marke X of Easter Hodges. 

William X Paule 
his marke. 

John Richmond. 
...acknowlidged by Henry Hodges... and his wife Easter 
Hodges first of November 1681 

Daniell Smith Assistant 



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[309] Samuel Chandler to William Earle. 
. . .Samuel Chandler of the Town duxbery of plimoth. , .for 
Twenty pounds by William Erie of. . .Portsmouth. . .yeoman 
.. .have. . .sold. . .The one halfe of my Lot. . .lying. . .at 
Acushenah & Coakset & places Adjacent Comonly Called The 
purchase Land . . . with All . . . medows woods Timbers watters 
. . .to be holden as of his Majesty. . .his Manor of East Green- 
wich. . .Thirtyth day of November. . . 1660. . . 
Wit. The mark X of 

Nathanill Morton Samuel Chandler 

James Cole senior 
[311] Phillip Delano to William Earle. 

...Phillip Delano of .. .Duxbery. . .planter. . .for. . .Twenty 
pounds ... paid by William Earle of . . .portsmouth. . .doe. . . 
sell... my Lott...at acushenah & Coakset & places adjacent 
Comonly Called the purchas Land... with all... medows 
woods watters... To be holden of his Majesty... as of his 
maner of East green wich. . .thirtyth day of November 1660. . . 
Wit. Phillip delano 

Nathanill Morton 

James Cole senior 
[312] John Cobb to Willilam Earle. 

. . .John Cobb of the Town of Plimoth. . .Yeoman. . .for. . . 
Thirtene pounds six shillings & eight pence. . .paid by William 
Earle of the Town of portsmouth. . .yeoman. . .with ye Con- 
sent of marthah my wife. . .doe. . .sell. . .one Third part or 
one prt of Three of my share of Land Lying at. . .asheushena 
Cookset & places adjacent. . .known by the name of the pur- 
chass Land... Both upland & medow with all... woods 
watters... To be holden as of his Majesty. . .his Manor of 
East Greenwich. . .twenty sixth day of September. .. 1662 
Wit. Jno Cobb 

Nathanill Morton 

The marke of Stephen bryant 
X 
[313] Samuel Chandler to William Earle & Danil Wil- 
cockes. 



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...Samuel Chandler of .. .Duxbery. . .planter. . .for. . . 
Twenty pounds. . .paid by William Earle & Danil Wilcockes 
of. . -Portsmouth. . .yeoman. . .have. . .sould. . .one halfe of a 
share Lott...of Land Comonly Called the purchas Land... 
ascushana Coockset & places Ad j oyning. . .Being the one 
halfe of a share Lott. . .which I. . .Bought of Christopher of 
marshfield in the Jurisdiction of plimoth & by him Bought of 
Jno Sprague of Duxbery. . .which was given unto...Jno 
Sprague by his Father Francis Sprague of . . . Duxbery both 
Upland & medow with all. . .woods Timber watters. . .To be 
holdon as of his Majesty his Manor of East greenwich... 
twenty sixt of septb. . . 1662. . . 

Wit. the marke X of 

Nathanil Morton Samull Chandler 

Jno Richard 
[314] James Sands to William Earle. 

...James of Portsmouth. . .yeoman. .. I. . .James Sands for 
...full sattisf action. . .paid. . .in the Exchange of a parcell 
of Land by William Earle of Coackset in the Jurisdiction of 
new plimoth. . .yeoman. . .have. . .Bargained.. . (with the Con- 
sent of Sarah my wife... one halfe of a share of Land... 
at Accushnet & Coackset & places adjacent Comonly Called 
the purchas Land 

(Incomplete) 
[315] Benedict Arnold to Newport. 

. . .Benedict Arnold senr dwelling in the town of Newport. . . 
having bought about fifteen years sence two small Islands 
Called nomtussmuck or Goate Island And weenachsett or 
Coststers barber Lying in Narrowgansett bay neare...to 
Newport. . .as by Awrighting Date. May 22th 1658. . .under 
the hand of Cachonaquant Cheyfe Sacham of Narrowgansett 
. . .1. . .for. . .ten pounds Cuntry pay . . . recived of the town 
of Newport. . .first day of may. . .1673 
Wit. Benedict Arnold senr 

Richard Bajly 
Joziah Arnold. 



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[316] John Cranston & Caleb Carr to Benedict Arnold. 
...seventh Day of february. . .one Thousand six hundred 
fifty nine... John Cranston and Caleb Carr both of newport 
hath...sould unto Benedict Arnold of newport ... one fourth 
part of the Islands Caled by the Indians Aquebinockutt and 
Canag^onockutt and by the English Round Island and Rose 
Island being... in the Narraganset Bay and between Rhode 
Island and Quononaqutt Island. . . 
Wit. John Cranston 

Thomas Baker Caleb Carr 

Ralph Earll 
[317] Edward Robinson to Edward and francis Robinson. 
...Edward Robinson ofif Newport. . .yeoman,. . .to my two 
Children Edward and francis Robinson which I had by Mar- 
grett Hall and because they are under Age I have Chosen as 
Feflfees. . .for my. . .two Children, Edward Greenman, Clem- 
ent Weaver senio and Thomas Burge of . . . Newport . . . Yeo- 
men... doe give, ...in trust and on the behalf e of my said 
Children all that my manshion House and Land In the Towne- 
ship of Newport. . .about fourty acres. . .bounded Northerly 
by the Land of Jno: Parker & John Allen, Easterly by the 
common Southerly by the Land of John Wood and Westerly 
by the common or highway. . .the same. . .shall be the. . .Es- 
tate. . .of my two sons. . .and the surviver of them if any one 
dyes before the Other Comes to the age of twenty one yeares 
. . .Eighteenth day of may 1686 

the marke 
Wit. of Edward X Robenson. 

John Hulme 

the marke of 
John X Benett 

Edward Robenson. . .acknowledged. . .above. . . 

Walter Clarke Govr. 
[318] WilHam Read to Thomas Brookes. 
...William Read of Newport. . .for. . .sixty five pounds 
currant Silver money of New England. . .Paid. . .by Thomas 
Brookes of newport. . .marriner. . .doe. . .sell. . .one mansion 



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house and all... the Lands. . .belonging. . .in breadth South- 
east and Northwest Sixty foot and Southwest and northeast 
fourty foot. . .Lyeing. . .in newport. . .Bounded Southeast, 
Northeast and Northwest by the Streets of the. . .Towne and 
Southwest by Land in the possession of Thomas Paine. . .fift 
day of July. . .1687 
Wit. Will: Read 

John Ward the marke of 

Richard X Hasleton Judy. X Read 

his marke 

Thomas Ward 

. . .William Read & Judy his 
wife. . .acknowledged this... 
...Walter Newbery one of 
the Council 
[320] George Vaughan to Daniell Vaughan. 
...George Vaughan of... East Greenwith. . .for. . . A Ser- 
taine Parcell...of Land. . .Within the Towneship of East 
Greenwitch . . . and Twenty Pounds in money . . . Delivered to 
mee. . .by. . .my Brother Daniell Vaughan Now of... New- 
port... and Doe. . .Release. . .A certaine Parcell of Land... 
within. . .Newport. . .Thirty acres. . .bounded. . .on the North 
...by Land in the Possession of Joshuah Coggeshall by the 
West... by the Sea or Salt Water, by the South... by the 
Highway by the East... by my Father John Vaughan his 
farme being formerly Part thereof .. .With all. . .Houseing 
.. .woods. . .ninteenth day of March... one Thousand Six 
hundred Eighty and Six — 
Wit. George Vaughan 

Thomas Fry 

Henry Timberlake 
March 20th 1686 George Vaughan ... Owned this... Deed 

Caleb Carr Assistant 
[321] John Vaughan to Daniell Vaughan. 
. . .John Vaughan of Newport., .unto my son Daniell Vaughan 
of Newport ... have Given... my farme or Mansion house 
with all the Land ... belonging where now I dwell in the 



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Towneship of Newport . . . about fifty acres . . . Bounded, 
Northwardly by Land now... in the Possession of Joshua 
Coggeshall in part ... by the Common westwardly by Land of 
. . . Daniell Vaughan, Southwardly and Eastwardly by the 
Common, or highwayes and Common, .. .with all... Build- 
ings, Gardens, Orchards, . . . three and twentieth day of . . . 
July. . .one Thousand six hundred Eighty seven — 
Wit. John Gould John Vaughan 

Bartholomew Hunt his X marke 

William Wodell 
John Vaughan. . .acknowledged. . .Walter Clarke one of the 
Councill 

[322] John Vaughan of Newport. . .whereas my son Daniell 
Vaughan of Newport. . .is. . .Possesed of a certaine Tract. . . 
of Land in the Towneship of Newport ... Containing about 
thirty acres . . . Bounded Westerly by the Sea or Salt water, 
Southwardly by a common Lane or highway Northerly by 
Land now in the possession of Joshua Coggeshall and Easterly 
by Land of mee . . . which . . . Land . . . Daniell did purchase of 
his Brother George Vaughan as by. . .writing. . .bearing date 
the ninteenth day of march... one Thousand Six hundred 
Eighty Six. . .and. . .was formerly mine... being part of my 
farme. . .three and twentieth day of .. .July. . .one Thousand 
Six hundred Eighty seven 
Wit. John Vaughan 

John Gould his X marke 

Bartholomew Hunt 

William Wodell— 
John Vaughan . . . acknowledged above . . . Walter Clarke one 
of the Councile 

[323] John Alcock to John Rodman, 

. . .John Alcock of Boston. . .Merchant. . .for. . .Two Hun- 
dred Pounds Currant mony of New England. . .paid. . .by 
John Rodman of Newport. . .mercht:. . .Have. . .Sold. . .One 
Sixteenth Part of . . . Newshorum als Block-Island. . .knowne 
by the name of Mr Bellinghams part . . . Formerly in the Occu- 
pation of Robert Guthridge and Lately in the Possession of 



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Thomas Mitchell deed, with twenty Five acres of Land 
thereto belonging Laid Out to that Share or farme Out of 
Land Sometime belonging to Henry Neale and... all... 
Buildings standing thereon, Lands . . . Feedings meadows 
Marshes. . .Trees. . . (Fort Island Only Excepted) . . .and. . . 
Doe. . .appoint my... friend Robert Guthridge of Block Isld 
. . .my. . .Attorney. . .to. . .Deliver unto the sd John Rodman 
. . .twenty Seaven day of August. . .One Thousand Six hun- 
dred Eighty and Seaven... 

Wit. John Alcock 

Thomas Jackson 

Edmond Browne 

Eliezer Moody sen 

Boston. . .Augt. 27th 1687 
John Alcock. . .acknowl- 
edged this . . . 

Jon Usher 
memorandum. . . 1687. . .possession. . .was given. . .by Robert 
Guthridge the Attorney of... John Alcock to John Rodman 
[326] John Alcock to Phillip Wharton. 
. . .John Alcock of Boston. . .Merchant sonn & heire of John 
Alcock Late of Roxbury. . .Physitian Deceased. . .Doe. . .Re- 
lease... unto Phillip Wharton... of Block Island... and now 
of... Boston Tobacconest. . .One Sixteenth Part of Block 
Island. . .which. . .Phillip Wharton formerly possessed... 
and to One Sixteenth Part. . .of Block Island that was in the 
Possession of John Glover Sometime of sd Boston & now of 
Swansey in New England . . . Lands . . . meadowes Marshes . . . 
Trees. .. (Excepting only out of the prmises Fort Island... 
Twentieth day of July... one Thousand Six hundred Eighty 
and Six. . . 
Wit. John Alcocke 

John Cooke 

Christopher Kilby Boston July 21-1686 

Eliezer Moody sen John Alcock... ac- 

knowledged the With- 
in .. . 

Wait Winthrop 



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[328] Phillip Wharton to John Rodman. 
, . . Phillip Wharton and Nathaniell Briggs both now of 
Block Island. . .Tobacconist. . .for. . .four hundred Pounds 
Currant Silver money of New England ... paid ... by John 
Rodman of Newport. . .Have Granted. . .Land. . .upon Block 
Island one Lott of two hundred acres and tenn, East Butting 
on the pond & South upon the Land Now. . .of Nathall. Dick- 
ins & West upon the Sea & North upon John Acres Land and 
five, five acre Lots Butting upon the Salt Pond, and in the 
neck three four acre Lots & one Eight part of meadow Land 
fresh and salt and one meadow Lott Containeing five acres 
and the Eight part of the Lots Commonly Called by the name 
of the ministr Lotts with the Eight part of all the Commonage 
in the neck & out of the neck Except six acres of Land... 
alredy Disposed of being... Late in the possession of... 
Nathall : Brigs, John Dodge, William Dodge, & Trustrum Doge 
with all the woods. . .twenty fift of July one Thousand six 
hundred Eighty & four) 
Wit. Philip wharton. 

Robert Little Nathaniell Briggs. 

Henry Timberlake 

Nathall: Coddington 
Phillip Wharton and Nathaniell Brigs. . .acknowledged the 
above written. . . 

Walter Clarke Dept Gouvr. 
[330] Daniell Gould to John Sirkitt. 

...Daniell Gould of Newport. . .for. . .thirty pounds form- 
erly Received and now forty pounds of currant silver Money 
of New England ... paid by John Sirkitt of Newport. . .doe 
. . .sell. . .Land Eyeing. . .in the Precincts of Newport. . .con- 
taineing. . .twenty acres and Bounded on the South by Ed- 
ward Greenemans Land on the West by the highway or 
Common on the North and East by the Lands of... Daniell 
Gould... with all. . .Edefices. . .twelfe Day of September... 
1687 

Wit. Peleg Tripp Danll : Gould 

Thomas Ward, Scr: 



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Daniell Gould. . .acknowledged the above written. . . 

Walter Clarke 
[332] William Allen to John Sirkett. 

...William Allen and John Rathborne both of Newport... 
haveing been. . .in possession of. . .Land Lyeing. . .in the pre- 
cincts of .. .Newport. . .containeing. . .ten acres and bounded 
on the South by Edward Greenemans. Land on the West by 
the Highway or Common on the North and East by the Land 
of Daniell Gould and... in consideration of .. .Sattis faction 
... received ... for Our, . .Trobles, . . . Buildings. . .and. . . 
costs. . .concerneing the. . .Lands of John Sirkett of Newport 
. . . Currier . . . wee ... be fully sattisfied . . . doe . . . Quitclaime 
Unto... John Sirkett. . .the above mentioned Lands. . .tenth 
day of October. . . 1687 

Wit. William Allen 

John Ward John X Rathborne 

Thomas Ward his mark 

William Allen and John Rathborne ... acknowledged .. . 

above. . . 

Walter Clark 
[334] John Strainge Senior to John Strainge Juni. 
...John Strainge Senior of Portsmouth. . .for. . .Sufficient 
maintenance to mee and his Beloved mother in Meat Drink 
and Lodgeing. . .fitt for such ancient people as wee. . .doe. . . 
confirme, unto my sonn John Strainge A Parcell of Land 
containeing twenty acres . . . bounded Northerly and Westerly 
by the common, Southerly and Easterly by the Land of Daniell 
Lawton with my Now Dwelling House . . . and all Moveables 
therein, with all the Stock. . .fifteenth day of October. . .one 
Thousand six hundred eighty Seven 
Wit. the mark of 

Latham Clarke John X Strainge Sen: 

John yelthro 
...John Strainge Senor : Declared. . .this. . .Deed in New- 
port ... Seventeenth day of October 1687 

Walter Newberry one of the Councill . . . 
[335] Samuell Dyre to Charles Dyre. 
...Samuell Dyre of Boston. . .Carpenter. . .for. . .two hun- 



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dred pounds New England Money. . .paid. . .by Charles Dyre 
of Newport . . . Husbandman . . . Have . . . sold . . . Land Lyeing 
...In Newport. . .boundeth. . .on the East. . .partly by cer- 
taine Land. . .Late in the possession of mr Francis Brinley & 
Left: Collo: Peleg Sanford on the South... by Land... Late 
. . .of mr Nicholas Easton & mr John Clarke on the West. . . 
by the sea & on the north. . .by Land. . .of Henry Dyre. . .with 
the Dwelling House . . . Orchards Gardens meadowes . . . woods 
.. .Swamps. . .Comon of Pasture. .. (Excepting One Entire 
third part thereof Layed out unto mis Katharin Dyre by. . . 
the Towne Councill of Newport in...i68i as her Right of 
Dower) All... the Premises. . .are. . .in Newport ... and now 
or Late in the Tenure of... Charles Dyre...fift day of Oc- 
tober. . .one Thowsand six hundred Eighty and seven. . . 
Wit. West. Clarke Samuell Dyre 

Robert Little. 

Daniell Vernon. 

. . . Samuell Dyre . . . acknowledged this . . . 
Peleg Sanford Justice of the peace 
[337] Ann Vernon & Daniell Vernon assent to Deed. 
Ann Vernon Mother unto. . .Samuell Dyre and with the Con- 
sent of my Husband, doe allow... the above... Sale Relin- 
quishing my Right... of Dower or thirds. .. i8th day Oc- 
tobr. 1687 

Ann Vernon 
. . . Daniell Vernon . . . acknowledged . . . assent . . . made by Ann 
Vernon his wife. . .march 12th 1687-8 Newport. . .Caleb Carr 
Justice 

Andrew Bowne to George Lawton. 
. . . Andrew Bowne of new yorke . . . merchant and Elizabeth 
his wife. . .for. . .five hundred twenty five pounds. . .currant 
money of new England. . .by George Lawton Junr: of Ports- 
mouth now Resident in freetowne. . .Husbandman, . .paid. . . 
Have. . .sold. . .A certaine Farme Parcell ... being part... in 
the Towne of Newport. . .& part. . .in. . .Portsmouth. . .con- 
taining Two hundred & fourty Acres... now or Late in the 



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holding... of Robert Allen... is bounded on the South by 
Jonathan Hulme his Land on the West by the Comon on the 
North by Lands in the possession of Samuell Sanford & on 
the East by the sea or salt water And. . .all. . .Houses Ede- 
fices Gardens Orchards. . .tenth day of may... one Thou- 
sand six hundred Eighty and seven . . . 
Wit. Andrew Bowne 

John Thurber Elizabeth Bowne 

Saul Browne . . .Andrew. . .& Elizabeth his wife. . . 

Joseph Browne acknowledged. . . 

Winton Tho Dongan 

[339] Peleg Withington Letter of Attorney to Weeton 
Clarke & John Greene 

Barbados . . . Peleg Withington of the Island of Barbados . . . 
resident in the Towne and Parrish of St. michalls . . . doe . . . 
make my. . .friends Weston Clarke Secretary & Jno Greene 
mercht: both of .. .Newport. . .my True and Lawfull Attor- 
neys... to Demand... any sums of money Percells of Land 
Houseing. . .due. . .unto me... Dated in Barbados the 24th 
Day of . . . february . . . 1686. . . 
Wit. Peleg Withington. 

Henry Beer 

James Hart 

Edward Archer 

. . .before mee 

Richard Smith. Novber: 17, 1687. 
{340] William Stoughton to John Walley. 
...William Stoughton Esqr. . .have. . .received By Order of 
John Walley Esqr:... five hundred Fifty two pounds Tenn 
Shillings Currant Money of New England in. . .Condition of 
. . . Deed of Mortgage for Redemption of the . . . Premisses, . . . 
do. . .Release. . .Unto. . .John Walley... all Right. . .which I 
...have... to the Lands. . .therein mentioned to be Granted 
. . .Unto. . .John Walley. . .as Though this. . .Bargaine. . .had 
never beene. . .Twenty fift day of November. . .one Thousand 
six hundred Eighty seven. . . 



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Wit. William Stoughton 

Jsa. Addington 
Thomas Dudley 

Boston 30th Novemb. 1687 
William Stoughton Esqr. . . 
acknowledged . . . 

Jno. Usher 
[341] John Walley to Stephen Mumford & Robert Ayres. 
. . .six and Twentith day of November. . .One Thousand six 
hundred Eighty seven ... Between John Walley of Bristoll on 
the one part : — And Steephen Mumford of James Towne yeo- 
man and Robert Ayres of Newport ... yeoman ;... on the 
Other part... John Walley for. ..six hundred and Twenty 
pounds in Currant money of New England. . .by. . .Stephen 
Mumford and Robert Ayres. . .paid. . .Hath. . .sould. . .his 
farme containeing about Two hundred and fourty acres of 
Land... in the Towneship of Newport. . .called. . .Braces 
farme Late in the Occupation of Richard Allison now in the 
actuall possession. . .of .. .Robert Ayres being the whole of 
that farme and Lands upland Meadows and swamps. . .given 
by William Brenton Esqr: in. . .his Last will. . .unto his sonn 
Willam Brenton. . .bounded Westerly by the Land... of 
Henry Bull and Jirah Bull, Southerly by the Land of Major 
John Coggeshall, Easterly by the sea, Northerly by the Land 
of John Easton Senr: in part... by the Common. . .with all 
houses Barnes. . .Buildings Wood, Trees and Stones. . .upon 
request. . .of .. .Stephen Mumford and Robert Ayres... and 
at their Cost. . .will. . .performe such Other act. . .for further 
Confirmation of the above granted. . .so as. . .John Walley. . . 
be not compelled to travill more than twenty Miles from his 
.. .home. . .Also Sarah wife of... John Walley doth...con- 
firme. . .premises. . . 

Wit. John Walley 
Jsa: Addington Sarah Walley 
Thomas Dudley 
Boston 30th Novembr 1687 John Walley Esqr :.. .acknowl- 
edged this ... william stoughton 



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[344] John Throckmorton to Jahleel Brenton and others. 
...John Throckmorton. . .of middletowne in the County of 
Munmouth in East Jersey. . .whereas my father John Throck- 
morton formerly. . .of Providence. . .Deceased Did Owe... 
unto WilHam Brenton of Newport ... Deceased and to Alex- 
ander Bryant of milford in. . .Conecticot Deceased the. . .Sum 
of one hundred pounds currant pay of New England ... doe 
.. .Release. . .unto Jahleel Brenton and Peleg Sanford both 
of newport. . .Executors to. . .William Brenton Deceased and 
Richard Bryant of Milford son to. . .Alexander Bryant 
Deceased. . .the Lands. . .belonging. . .formerly unto my... 
father John Throckmorton Deceased Eyeing... in Providence 
. . .Both upland and meadow. . .20th day of may 1687 
Wit. John Throckmorton 

Jonathan Marsh 

Grace Lippencott 
. . .Newport. . .June the 15th 1687 

Acknowledged before mee John 

Coggeshall one of the Councill 
[345] Debts Released unto John Throckmorton. 
...John Throckmorton. . .of Middletowne in the County of 
munmouth in East Newjersey and Eldest sonn of John 
Throckmorton Late of Providence. . .Deceased Did Remise 
. . .unto Jahleel Brenton and Peleg Sanford Both of Newport 
...Executos. to William Brenton Late of Newport. . .De- 
ceased and Richard Bryant of Milford. . .son to Alexan- 
der Bryant of... Milford Deceased. . .the Lands That Did 
belong Unto his... Father John Throckmorton of Providence 
Deceased Eyeing., .in. . .Towne of Providence. . .Dated the 
twentieth day of may one Thousand six hundred Eighty and 
seven... And alsoe two mortgages formerly made Under the 
hand . . . of . . . John Throctmorton . . . Deceased Unto . . . Wil- 
liam Brenton Deceased and . . . Alexander Bryant Deceased . . . 
one of the ... mortgages being Dated the Twentieth day of 
Aprill one Thousand Six hundred fifty and three, the other 
. . . Dated the thirtieth day of September one Thousand six 
hundred fifty five. . .wee Caleb Carr of newport. . .Attorney 



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for. , .Richard Bryant and. . .Peleg Sanford have. . .Released 
. . .Richard Bryant his heires,. . .and the heires. . .of . . .Wil- 
Uam Brenton Deceased and the heires. . .of Alexander Bryant 
. . .Release,. . .unto. . .John Throckmorton of middletowne. . . 
all ... Debts ... Eleventh day of January. . .1687-8 
Wit. Peleg Sanford 

John Ward Caleb Carr 

Thomas Ward 

Peleg Sanford and Caleb Carr. ..the iSth day of January 
1687-8. . .acknowledged. . . 

Attest John Coggeshall 
one of the Councill . . . 
[347] John Baily to John Briggs. 

. . .John Baily of Newport. . .for. . .one hundred fourty and 
Six pounds Currant silver money of New England. , .paid. . . 
by John Briggs of Portsmouth. . .Junior. . .have. . .sould. . . 
f arme of Land . . . Scittuate at and near Pachit Brooke in the 
Lands called Puncatest Lands in the County of Bristoll. . . 
Bounded Southwardly by the North line of Little Compton 
and West by Pachit brooke . . . and the highway Northerly by 
maj : Gouldings Land and is in breadth fifty poles . . . and is A 
mile in Length . . . Containeing one hundred Acres . . . alsoe the 
one Eight part of A Share in Deale of all. . .Undevided Lands 
Eyeing. . .in the Precincts of the. . .Towne of Little Compton 
. . . with the Dwelling house on the said Land being where 
Lately David Lake Dwelt with all. . .Edefecis Gardens 
Orchards. . .fourteenth Day of february. . .1687 



Wit. 


John X Baily 


Henry Dyre 


his marke 


Thomas Ward 






...Sutton Baily the wife of... 




John Baily doe. . .Release. . .Lands 




. . .unto John Brigs. . . 




Sutton X Baily 




Henry Dyre her marke 




Thomas Ward 




John Baily and Sutton Baily his 



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wife. . .acknowledged. . .before me 
Peleg Sanford Justice 
[349] Thomas Fish to Preserved Fish. 
. . .Thomas Fish of Portsmouth. , .unto my. . .Grandson Pre- 
served Fish the sonn and heire of my Sonn Thomas Fish Late 
of Portsmouth. . .Deceased. . .have Given. . .to be by him. . . 
Possessed. . .after the terme of Sixteene years. . .which will 
be in the year one Thousand Seven hundred the Late Dwelling 
house of my... Sonn Thomas Fish Deceased. . .with all... 
Lands Orchards, Gardens, and Out houses... in Portsmouth 
. . .containeing. . .fifteene Acres. . .Bounded on the North by 
Stephen Cornells Land on the East by Land Lately belonging 
to Thomas Cooke Deceased on the South and West by the 
Highwayes or common of the said Towne. . .second day of 
may. . .one Thousand six hundred Eighty and four 
Wit. Thomas fish 

Thomas Ward 

Ammy Ward 

Mary Billing 

Thomas Fish. . .2: day of may 1684. . .Did. . .acknowledge 
this. . . John Albro: Assistant 

[350] Jeremiah Browne to John Cooke. 
. . .Jeremiah Browne & Mary Browne wife to. . .Jeremiah of 
Newport,. . .for. . .Thirty & nine Pounds Currant Silver 
money. . .paid. . .by John Cooke of Portsmouth ... Have .. . 
sould . . . Land . . . in the Towne Ship of Portsmouth. . .tenn 
Acres . . . Bounded . . . On the East by Land now in the pos- 
session of George Sisson On the north by Land of Stephen 
Cornall On the West by Land formerly belonging to Thomas 
Fish of Portsmouth Deceased On the South Partly by Land 
of sd. John Cooke Sen & part by the Common. . .twenty Ninth 
day of march. . .1688 
Wit. Jeremiah Browne 

Robert Little Mary Brown 

Weston Clarke 
Jeremiah Browne and Mary Browne his wife. . .Did acknowl- 
edge. . . Peleg Sanford 



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[352] Joseph Barker to Lawrence Turner. 
. . .Joseph Barker of Newport. . .Talor. . .for. . .Eighty Eight 
Pounds of currant Silver money of New England ... paid .. . 
by Lawrence Turner Junior of Newport. . .husbandrnan. . . 
have. . .sold. . .Land. . .in the Precincts of Newport... 
Twenty-nine acres and Sixty-Seven pole. . .bounded. . .on the 
East by Land now in the Possession of Joseph Barker, North- 
erly by Lands of Henry Bull, Nochelas Evens and Andrew 
Langworthy Westerly by Land of Andrew Langworthy and 
ihe high-way and Southerly by Land Andrew Langworthy 
and the high Way. . .with all. . .the Woods, fences Wayes. . . 
Vacant Lands, Commons. . .Eight day of march... 1688 
Wit. Joseph Barker 

Walter Roades Sarah Barker 

William Weeden 

Elias Williams 

Joseph Barker. . .acknowledged this. . . 

Walter Newbery of the Councell. . . 
[355] William Browning to Robert Fish. 
. . .William Browning of Portsmouth. . .Planter. . .for. . . 
seventy pounds Starll : currant money of New England . . . 
paid... by Robert Fish of Portsmouth. . .Smith. . .have. . . 
sold. . .Land which was Given to mee by my Deceased Grand- 
father William Freeborne cittuate. . .in the Towneship of 
Portsmouth . . . Bounded . . . Northerly by Undevided Land or 
common Eastwardly by the Highway which goeth towards 
Newport Sotherly by the Land of Richard Cadmone. West- 
wardly by the Land of Giddian Freeborne. . .by Estimation 
twenty Acres... 12th month caled february.. .1687-8 and alsoe 
Rebeckah Browning wife unto. . .William Browning. . .free 
consent to. . .Premisses. . . 
Wit. his marke and seal 

Christopher Almy William X Browning 

The marke of his mark & scale 

Zurall Hall Gidian X Freeborn 

her marke & seale 
Rebeckah X Browning 



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Gidian Freeborne and William Browning & Rebeckah his 
wife. . .acknowledged. . . 

John Coggeshall Justice of the Peace 
[357] Stephen Mumford & Robert Ayres to Sr. William 
Phips. 

...Twenty ninth day of Novemb...one Thousand Six hun- 
dred Eighty seven ... Between Stephen Mumford of James 
Towne. . .yeoman and Robert Ayres of Newport. . .yeoman of 
the one Part, and Sr. William Phips Knight late of Boston. . . 
on the Other Part. . .Stephen Mumford and Robert Ayres for 
. . .three Hundred pounds in currant money of New England 
. . .by. . .Sr. William Phips or his agent. . .paid. . .Have given 
. . .their Farme containing about Two hundred and fourty 
acres. . .Lyeing. . .within the Towneship of Newport. . . 
Knowne by the name of Braces Farme Late in the occupation 
of Richard Allison now in the actuall Possession and Tenure 
of... Robert Ayres, . .upland Meadows and Swamps which 
they. . .purchased of John Walley of Bristoll Esq. . .bounded 
Westerly by the Land now or late of Henry Bull and Irah 
Bull Sotherly by the Land of major John Coggeshall East- 
wardly by the sea northerly by the Land of John Easton Sen : 
. . .and partly by the Common. . .With all houses Barnes. . . 
Trees . . . 
Wit. Stephen Mumford 

Nathal. By field Robert Avars 

Samll. Crowley Signum 

Anne X Mumford 
Esther Ayars 
Boston 30th November 1687 

Stephen Mumford and Robert Ayers. . .before me one of 
his majesties Councill. . .acknowledged 

John Walley 

Ann Mumford & Ester Ayres ... acknowledged before me 
one of the Councill. . .the fourth day of Ma}' 1688 

Walter Newberry 
[361] Agreement betweene John Vaughan & Joshua Cogges- 
hall. 



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...John Vaughan Senior Liveing in the Bounds of Newport 
and Joshuah Goggesliall DKvelHng Within the Bounds of 
Portsmouth. . John Vaughan. . .to make... a part of the 
fenceing. . .betweene the Lands of...Josuah Coggeshall and 
. . .John Vaughan. . .is to begin at the Beech Tree being the 
Corner Tree of . . .Joshuah's Land next towards the Com- 
mon or high way which Leadeth from John Goulds towards 
George Laitons water mill: and soe to fence from that beech 
Tree towards the sea Unto a certaine Great Red Oake now 
Standing in the Line which. . .fence is measured to be forty 
and six Pole and all the rest of the fence in the said Line 
from the Red Oake downe to the Sea the said Joshuah Cogges- 
hall. . .is. . .to make. . .Dated the 20th day of may 1671 
"Wit. Joshuah Coggeshall 

George Hamond 

Thomas X nichols 
his marke 
[362] George Lawton to Robert Lawton. 
...George Lawton of Portsmouth. . .unto my son Robert 
Lawton of .. .Portsmouth have given... my fourty acres of 
Land. . .being in two. . .Parcells at or near the River Called 
the Wading River in the Towneship of Portsmouth where 
now I Dwell. . .bounded mostly by highways,. . .With all... 
Dwelling Houses... and mills, gardens. Orchards. . .second 
Day of. . .June. . .one Thousand six hundred Eighty Eight, 
Wit. George Lawton 

Thomas Durfie 

William Wodell 

George Lawton acknowledged this. . . 

John Albro one of his majesties Councill 
[363] Samuell Wilson to John Holmes. 

. . . Samuell Wilson of Rochester in the Narrowganset Coun- 
try. . .for. . .Thirty pounds' Currant silver money of New 
England. . .paid. . .by John Holmes of Newport. .Cordwinder 
.. .doe. . .grant. . .unto. . .John Holmes ... one halfe of A 
share it being the fourteenth Part of all the Lands and 



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meadowes in Point Juda Neck in Pettacomscott purchase. , 
with all. . .woods. . .Twenty fourth day of may. . .1687. . . 
"Wit. Samuell Wilson 

Samll: Cranston 

Robert Little 

Weston Clarke 

Samuell Wilson 
port . . . 



.owned. . .24th day of may 1687 in New- 



iPeleg Sanford 
Justice of Peace 
[365] Samuell Wilson of .. .Rochester. . .doe. . .owne my 
selfe. . .to be. . .Indebted Unto John Holmes of Newport. . . 
in the full... Sum of one hundred pound Currant money of 
New England. . .Twenty fourth day of may. . . 1687 
The Condition of the above. . .is. . .that if. . .Samuell Wilson 
shall make Good. . .the above. . .John Holmes. . .in the quiet 
...possession of A certaine peace... of Land being the one 
halfe of a Share or the fourteenth part of all the Land and 
meados . . . Lyeing in point Juda Neck which. . .holmes pur- 
chased of. . .Wilson. , .by A deed. . .bareing Date Even with: 
These presents then the above. . .obligation to be Void. . . 
\Vit. Samuell Wilson 

Samll : Cranston 

Robert Little 

Weston Clarke 

Samuell Wilson. . .owned the above written. . .Newport. . . 
24th day of May 1687 

Peleg Sanford Justice of Peace 
[366] Samuell Wilson to Robert Hana. 

. . .Samuell Wilson of. . .Rochester. . .in New England. . .for 
. . .my Deceased fathers Last will. . .as also the Love. . .1 ow 
to my Brother & Sister Robert & Mary Hana Have Given. . . 
Unto Robert Hana. . .one Equall halfe share of what was my 
fathers. . .In all that Parcell of Land. . .in the Towneship of 
Rochester. . .Called by the name of the Thousand Acres Near 
Robert Hasards farm he now Dwells on In Rochestr. . .26th 
day of June one Thousand six hundred Eighty & Eight. . . 



2l6 

Wit. Samuell Wilson 

Jirah Bull 
Ezechiell Bull 
Henry Bull Jun 
Samuell Wilson. . .before me one of the Councill. . .acknowl- 
edged this. . .the twenty seventh of June 1688 

Walter Newberry 
[367] Wanuemaching to Robert Stanton etc. 
. . . whereas there was A perciell of Land Containing five miles 
in Length And one And halfe in breadth the bounds of it 
Lyeth on the One Side to A River Called westotowtucket & 
to the other Side to A river Called Ashuniunck or Else 
Adjoyning to mr Samuell Wilbors Line & mr John porters, 
... I Wannemaching have sold to Robert Stanton & George 
Gardner. .. I. . .doe bind my Self e. . .to maintaine the Right 
& title of the. . .Land Above. . .upon forfiture of All the Rest 
of my Land on the Narrogansett Cuntry. . .22th day of 
August. . . 1662 

Wit. the marke of 

George Webb X 

Hugh Moger Wanuemathen 

the marke of 
X 
to wesecom Indian 
[368] David Lake to John Baily. 

. . . David Lake Inhabitant at A place Called Pachit in . . . 
Puncatest and near Adjoineing to the northward part of the 
Lands of Little Compton in the County of BristoU. . .for. . . 
one hundred and fourty pounds Currant Silver money of 
New England. . .paid. . .by John Baily of Newport. . .doe. . . 
sell. . .A. . .farme of Land. . .at and near Pachit Brooke... 
Bounded Southwardly by the north Line of the said Towne 
of Little Compton and Westward by Pachitt Brooke and the 
Highway, Northerly by maj : Goldings Land and is in 
Breadth fifty poles. . .and is A mile in Length. . .Containeing 
one hundred Acres... and also the one Eight part of A 
share. . .of all. . .Undevided Lands. . .in. . .Little Compton. . . 



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with the DvvelHng house on the . . . Land being where now . . . 
David Lake Dwelleth with alL . .Edefeces, Gardens, 
Orchards,. . .seventeenth Day of January. . . 1687-8 
Wit. David Lake 

Joseph Timberlake 

WilHam f obes — 

...Sarah Lake the wife of... David 
Lake Doe . . . Release . . . the Rig^ht ... I 
. . .have in. . .Lands. . . 

Sarah X Lake 
Joseph Timberlake 
WilHam fobes 

...David Lake and Sarah his wife Acknowledged this... 
John Coggeshall Justice of Peace 
[371] Caleb Carr to Thomas Paine. 

...Caleb Carr of James Towne Alias Cononicut Lsland... 
Junior. . .for. . .fifty pounds Currant Silver money of New 
England. . .paid. . .by Thomas Paine of Newport. . .marriner 
...have Granted... A house Lot With A Dwelling house 
thereon . . . wherein Thomas Paine Now Dwelleth ... in New- 
port. . .Containeing. . .fourty foot Square and Bounded on the 
South East by the Street of the said Towne and Southwest, 
Northwest, and Northeast by Other Lands or Lots... of... 
Thomas Paine. . .first day of August. . . 1688 
Wit. Caleb Carr Juni : 

John Ward 

paule Stephens 
[373] Richard Smith to John Hull. 

. . .Richard Smith of Rochester. . .for. . .five hundred pounds 
of. . .money of New England. . .by John Hull now Residing 
at NeAvport. . .marriner. . .paid. . .Have. . .Sold. . .Land. . .in 
the Island Quononaqut Als : James Towne. . .three hundred 
and Seventy acres . . . Bounded Southerly Upon the Land of 
Joseph mory, Westerly Upon the Sea or Narragansit Bay, 
Northerl}^ by a highway and Easterly by a highway. . .now in 
the possession. . .of Richard Peirce. . . with all Woods... 
swamps. . .Richard Smith and Ester his wife. . .doe. . .Grant 



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. . .And also. . .Richard Smith and Easter his Wife have. . . 
Given. . .unto. . .John Hull. . .all. . -their. . .Portion in a 
small Island near. . .Island of Quononaqut called ... Dutch 
Island and Purchased of the Indian Sachems with the Island 
Quononaqut ... as may appear more at Large by Instruments 
under their hands. . .wee. . .doe. . .sell. . .for. . .the sum 
above mentioned. . .and. . .doe. . .appoint Joseph Mory of 
Jamestowne als : Quononaqut yeoman. . .their. . .Attorney. . . 
twentieth day of January. . .one Thousand six hundred Eighty 
& seven, . . 
Wit. Richd Smith 

Lodowick Updick Ester Smith 

William X Knowles 
his marke 

Ephraim More 

Jno: Fones — 

Richard Smith Esquire. . .before mee one of the Councill 

. . .did acknowledg. . . 

Walter Clarke 

Quononqut the twenty one day of January one thousand six 
hundred & eighty seven or Eight 

.. .Lands. . .taken by. . .Joseph mory. . .and. . .Delivered to 
...John Hull... 
Wit. 

Nicholas Carr 

John Wood 

Richard X Beare Tenant 
his marke 
[376] Michael Perry Reed : of John Easton 

Boston 14th march 1687-8 
Reed: of John Easton Constab: of Newport ... seventy five 
pounds Thirteen shills : & lod. . .for the Country Rate of that 
Towne, Nine pounds Two shill: & 6d of which... was a 
receit Given for before Reed: for the Use of John Usher 

Esqr: Treasurer: 

X Michael Perry 

£75— 13s— I od 



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[S7^] Francis Erinley Received of John Easton. 
Received of John Easton Constable of Newport twenty Pence 
in money for accot : of mr Edward Randolph of Boston, and 
five Bush and one halfe of Barley and three peckes Wheat he 
has put on Board the Sloop Desire for... Mr: Randolphs 
accot : being in part of Payment for Copies of Laws & Com- 
missions due to. . .Randolph. . .26th January 1687 

Francis Brinley 

Richard Cadman to Isaac Lawton. 
. . .Richard Cadman of Portsmouth. . .weaver. . .for. . .Thirty 
pounds Sterling Currant Money of New England ... Paid .. . 
By Isaac Lawton of Portsmouth. . .Yeman,. . .have. . .sold,. . . 
ten Acres. . .cittuate. . .in the. . .Towneship of Portsmouth 
Bounded. . .Northerly upon the Lane or highway Easterly by 
the Undevided Land or Commond Southerly and westwardly 
by the Lands of... Isaac Lawton and Robert Hodgson,... 
Eighteenth day of October. , .one Thousand Six hundred 
Eighty and Eight . . . 
Wit. Richard Cadman 

Robert Fish Sarah Cadman 

Mathew X Greenhill 
his marke 

...Richard Cadman and Sarah his wife. . .Acknowledged 
...Deed... 

John Coggeshall Justice of Peace 
[380] Richard Cadman to Robert Fish. 

...Richard Cadman of Portsmouth. . .for. . .one hundred & 
forty pounds in money. . .paid by Robert Fish of Portsmouth 
.. .have. . .sold. . .Land. . .in the Towneship of Portsmouth 
...twenty Eight acres. . .Bounded Easterly by the highway 
Southerly by a Lane that goes to Robert Houchins and the 
Comon Westerly by Land of Nicholas Browne Northerly by 
Land of. . .Robert Fish and Giddion Freebome. . .with all. . . 
Houses, Barns, Kribs, Orchards. . .to be holden as of the man- 
nour of East Greenwich. . .Elizabeth Cadman my mother and 
Sarah the wife of mee. . .consent. . .Two and twentieth day 
of September. . .one Thousand six hundred eighty eight — 



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Wit. Richard Cadman 

Christopher Almy Sarah Cadman 

John yelthro EHzabeth X Cadman 

her marke 

Richard Cadman came with his wife Sarah... and did 
Acknowledg^e. . .deed. . .24th of September 1688 

John Albro one of. . .Councill 

Elizabeth Cadman... 25 day of October 1688 acknowl- 
edged . . . 

John Albro one of. . .Councill 
[382] Daniell Greenhill to Henry Brightman. 

Daniell Greenhill of .. .Portsmouth. . .Maulster. . .for 

...one hundred and twenty four pounds of Currant money 
of New England by Henry Brightman of .. .Portsmouth. . . 
paid. . .Have. . .sould,. . .Land. . .in the Towneship of Ports- 
mouth. . .Containeing Twenty three Acres. . .bounded north 
by a highway, East by the Land of Majo John Albro South 
Esterly and South by Land Lately belonging to the Late 
deceased Icobod Potter and partly by a hieway West by 
(Land) belonging to mr George Lawton. . .with all. . .houses 
. . . buildings, fences, Gardens, Orchards, . . . one and thirtith 
day of December. . .one Thousand six hundred Eighty three — 
Wit. Daniell Grennell 

John San ford 

Mary San ford 

Daniell Grenell. . .28 day of Aprell 1684 did acknowledge. . . 

John Albro: Assistant 
...Mary Greenell the wife of Daniell Greenell. . .do. . .con- 
sent unto. . .sale. . .one and thirtieth day of December one 
Thousand Six hundred Eighty three 
Wit. Mary X Greenell 

John Sanford her marke 

Mary Sanford 

Mary Greenell. . . 16 day of December 1684.": .owed this. . . 
hur. . .Deed 

George Lawton Assistant 
. . .William Woddell of Portsmouth. . .Doe. . .Release. . .unto 



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. . .Henry Brightman. . .my Right. . .in. . .the above. . .prem- 
isses... one and thirtieth day of December. . .one Thousand 
six hundred Eighty three 

Wit. WilHam Wodell 

John Sanford 
Mary Sanford 

WilHam Wodell. . .28th day of Aprill 1684. . .Did acknowl- 
edge. . . 

John Albro Assistant 
[384] Samuell Utiy to John Maxson 

...Samuell Utly ,pf Stoneingtone. . . for. . .ten Pounds Cur- 
rant Silver money of New England ... paid by John Maxson 
of feversham. . .Have. . .Sould. . .one hundred acres of Land 
...Lyeing as was formerly Deemed within the Precincts of 
Stoneingtone, but now in feversham. . .Butted. . .beginning at 
A White Oake tree Marked on four sides standing on the 
East side of Ashaawage River Joyneing to Land Laid out to 
George Cooke from thence Runeing Southwardly and Joyne- 
ing to Ashuwage River Thirty Rhods to a white Oake tree 
marked on four sides, from thence Eastwardly thirty Rhods 
to a white Oake tree marked on four sides from thence Run- 
ing one hundred and thirty Rods Southward to A white Oake 
tree marked on four sides standing by a Little Run of water 
from thence Runing Easterly one hundred Rods to A white 
Oake Tree marked on fower sides from thence Runing upon 
A direct Line to the Southeast Corner tree of Land Layd Out 
to George Cooke which Tree is a black Oake tree marked on 
four sides and soe Joyning to the said Cookes Land to the 
Tree first mentioned. . .two and twentieth day of february. . . 
one Thousand six hundred Eighty seven or Eight 
Wit. Samuell Utley 

John Brown 
Thomas Browne 
. . .Acknowledged by Samuell Utley thirty one day of Decem- 
ber 1688 

James Pendleton Justice of the peace 
[386] Weston Clarke to Daniell King. 
. . .Weston Clarke of Newport. . .for. . .fourty shillings Cur- 



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rant money. . .paid by Daniell King of Prudence Island Ship- 
wright Have. . .Sould. . .one quarter part of my share of the 
Purchase of Westconayett Lands. . .22th day of Sept: 1687 

West: Clarke 
...it is. . .understood. . .A Quarter part of a hole share of 
Land . . . 
Wit. West. Clarke 

Samll: Gardiner 

Robert Little 
Weston Clarke before me acknowledged the above written. . . 

Walter Clark o£ the Counsell 
[387] Eseck Carr to Robert Carr. 

. . .Esecke Carr and Susanah his Wife of Little Compton. . . 
for. . .Twenty pounds Currant silver money of New England 
...paid... By Robart Carr of Newport. . .Have. . .sold. . . 
halfe an acre. . .in. . .Newport. . .Bounded. . .East on the 
Land of Majo. Peleg Sanford South on Land now in the 
possession of mr Francis Brinley & mr Caleb Carr Sen : North 
on the Land of. . .Robert Carr & Land now or Late in the 
Possession of Samuell Gardner West on the highway or 
Common Road Leading through Newport Towne Into the 
necke. . .first day of August. , .1687 
Wit. Eseck Carr 

Samll : Gardner Susanah Carr 

John Tillinghast her X mark 

Weston Clarke 

Eseck Car and Susannah Carr his wife acknowledged this 
. . .thirteth day of November 1687 

Joseph Church Justice of the Peace 
[388] John Parker to George Sisson. 

...John Parker of Newport ... Husbandman ... and Esther 
his Wife for. . .one hundred twenty five pounds ten shillings 
of currant Silver money of New England. . .paid. . .by George 
Sison of Portsmouth. . .Husbandman. . .Have. . .sold. . .Land 
.. .in. . .Newport. . .one and Thirty acres and bounded... 
Easterly on Lands of John Allin, Southerly on Lands for- 
merly of Edward Robinson, Westerly and Northerly on the 



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Common,. . .with all. . .Dwelling Houses Out houses, Woods, 

. , .twenty eig^ht day of february. . . 1688 

Wit. his marke 

Peleg Tripp John X Parker 

John Sanf ord her marke 

Elias Williams Esther X Parker 

John Parker and Esther his wife did on the fourth day of 
March. . . 1688 acknowledge. . . 

John Albro one of. . .Councill 
[390] James Man to Phillip Smith. 

...James Man of Newport. . .for. . .one hundred and sixty 
pounds currant Silver money of New England ... Paid ... by 
Phillip Smith of Newport. . .have. . .sould. . .A certaine farm 
. . . Containeing f ourty Acres ... in Newport . . . Bounded 
Southerly by the Lands of Jonathan Hulmes,. . .Phillip 
Smith, Thomas Ward, and Samuell Baily, Westerly by James 
Barkers Land and the highway Northerly by the Land of . . . 
Phillip Smith and Eastwardly by the Land of .. .Jonathan 
Hulmes ... with all. . .Houses. . .Barnes Orchards, Gardens 
Woods. . .Thirteenth day of march. . . 1688 
Wit. James Man 

John Ward 

John X Pebody 
his marke 

Thomas Ward 

. . .James Man acknowledged Deed Before mee Francis 
Brinley one of his Majties : Justices 
[392] George Lawton to Robert Lawton. 
...George Lawton of Portsmouth. . .Unto my son Robert 
Lawton of .. .Portsmouth have Given... my Goods Chattells, 
Utensils,. . .Debts to me Oweing, Bills, Bonds, Specialties,. . . 
all other things. . .in whatsoever place. . .they. . .may be found 
. . .second day of. . .June. . .one Thousand six hundred Eighty 
eight 
Wit. George Lawton 

Isaac Lawton 

Thomas Durfie 



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William Wodell 

George Lawlon did. . .acknowledge this. . . 

John Albro one of his Majestyes Counciell 
[393] William Wodell to Robert Lawton. 
...William Wodell of Portsmouth. . .for. . .four hundred 
pounds in money. . .paid by Robert Lawton of. . .Portsmouth, 
have. . .Sould. . .Land. . .Within the Bounds of... Ports- 
mouth. . .one hundred and ten acres. . .bounded Northwardly 
by Land now in the Possession of Robert Dennis in part and 
...by Land in the possession of William Burrington East- 
wardly by the Sea or Salt water Southwardly by Land now . . . 
of Peleg Shearman and Westward by the Common high way 
. . .with all. . .Buildings, gardens, Orchards,. . .twelfth day of 
the moneth Called february . . . 1688-9 
Wit. William Wodell 

Joseph Timberlake 

John Norcut 

John Anthony 

William Wodell Junor 

Portsmouth february the 18th 1688-9. . .William Wodell... 
acknowledged . . . Deed . . . 

John Albro one of. . .Councill 
[395] Attest of John & JefTery Christophers. 
...We John Christophers Master, Jefifery Christophers Mate 
&c. belonging to the good barque Reserve of New London, . . . 
bound from Barbados to Newport. . .being at Sea, On tues- 
day the Twentie Ninth Day of October Last past. In the 
Latitude of Thirtie Nine Degrees and thirtie five Minits by 
dead reckoning. . .Mett with a most violent and Tempestuous 
storm,. . .that wee were forced to Lye by or a Hull, wind 
being at South East. On Wednesday. . .the thirtith day we 
were forced to Scudd with bare poles in a most Violent and 
great Sea breaking over us and . . . bareing away ... all hogs- 
heads and Casque from ofif our deck. . .Wee. . .do. . .Protest 
and exclaim against the Seas according to Custome. . .thirtieth 
day of November One thousand Six Hundred Eighty and 
nine. . . 
. . .John Christophers John Christophers 



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Geffery Christophers & Jeffrey Christophers 

Benjamin Waters. . .the the marke and seall of 

Last day of Novemb 1689 & X 

swore. . .to the truth. , . Benjamin Waters 

John Coggeshall Depty Gov: 
[396] James Case to Joseph Carde. 

...James Case of Seconett alias Little-comtowne) .. .Hus- 
bandman and Anna his Wife. . .for. . .fourty pounds of Cur- 
rant money of New-england. . .paid. . .to Joseph Carde of 
Newport. . .Husbandman. . .do. . .Sell. . .land being in thy 
Precints of Newport. . .twelve acres ... bounded ... Notherly 
on the undevided Lands or common, Easterly on the highway 
partly, and ... on Land or Orchard wch : formerly was called 
Knight Orchard, Southerly partly on Sd : Orchard, partly on 
Land of John Greene and partly on Land of John Rogers, and 
Westerly on Lands of the Sd: Joseph Carde,. . .with all... 
Commons, Fences,. . .tenth day of January. . . 1688-89. • • 
Wit. Jeames Case 

his mark Anna Case 

Larance X Turne 

Edward Greenman 

Elias Williams 

Jeames Case... with his wife Anna did acknowledg. . .11 
day of January 1688-89 before me John Albro 

one of his Majesties counsell 
[398] Hugh Mosher to Henry Brightman. ► 
. . .Hugh Mosher of Portsmouth. . .Black Smith. . .for. . .two 
hundred And thirty pounds in mony. . .payd by henry Bright- 
man of Portsmouth. . .have given ... Land ... in the township 
of Portsmouth. . .And part In newport bounds. . .thirty Eight 
Acres. . .bounded northward by Land of John Vahan East- 
wardly partly by. . .Land of Daniell Lawton, Called hunting 
Swamps &...by the Common Southwardly partly by the 
Common & partly by Land of witherington, westwardly by 
the Common. . .with all the dwelling houses Barnes Orchards 
. . .1. , .Hugh mosher. . .granted unto him. . .Rebeckah Mosher 



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the wife of mee ... Consent ... twenty eight Day of January 

. . . One thousand six hundred Eighty nine 

Wit, Hugh Mosher 

Peleg Trip the mark of 

Thomas Cornell Rebeckah X Mosher 

John Yelthro: 

Hugh & Rebeckah Mosher. . .the 30th day of January 1689 
. . . owned the above written 

John Coggeshall Depty Genr 
[400] John Hart to Ralph Chapman. 

. . .Tenth day of Desemb. , .1688 Betwene John Hart of . . . 
Newport ... Marrino & Ralph Chapman of said Island... 
shipwright for. . .Eighty pound Currant mony of new England 
. . .have. . .sold. . .unto the said Ralph Chapman. . .Land. . .in 
the Narragansett Cuntry. . .qtaining five hundred Acres... 
Lying About foure miles from Pitticomquott Rock Southwest 
being neare the place Called Durty Swamp on the west partly 
by A highway tenn Rods wide betwene the said Land & the 
greatt pond & partly by other Lands Not as yett Layd out & 
one north & Easterly by Other Lands yett Layd out . . . 
Wit. John Hart 

Robart Little Jeames Hart 

Thomas Gould Mary Cranston 

Roger Goulding Samll Cranston 

Walter Clark 
freeborne Clark 
...Samuell Cranston the husband of...mary Cranston... 
Consented to. . .sale. . . Giles Slocome Ast 

Newport ... Jun 13th: 1698 Walter Clarke & freeborne 
Clarke. . . Acknowledment of. . .sale 
Wit. Samll Cranston Govr 

Ebenezer Slocom 

Benjamin Barton 
[401 ] Frances Brinly to William Mays. 
...Frances Brinly of Newport. . .for. . .mony. . .payd. . .by 
William Mays of. . .Newport. . .Have. . .sold. . .unto William 
Maise...one quarter of An Acre... now fenced with Pailes 



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with the hous & housing- share on building & buildings which 
said Peace of Land being bounded on the north by Land of 
my sister Ann Coddingfton on the west by Land Given to my 
Cozen William Coddington on the South & East by the Streatt 
Lane. . .Newport. . .Fabuary the nineteenth 1673-4 
Wit. Frances Brinly 

Jeames Loyd Hannah Brinly 

John X Wood 
his marke 

Thomas Brinly 
[402] Robart Evers to William Edwards. 
.. .Robart Ewer Marcht. & Elizabeth his wife of philadelph 
for. . .mony. . .payd to us from William Edwards of New- 
port. . .mercht. . .have. . .sold. . .Land. . .in the Township of 
Newport. . .Eighty foott frount to the Streatt & so. . .by the 
Land of William Mays sen & William mays Jun on the East 
& west & on the North by Land of Nathall Coddington who 
Is to make halfe the fence of that Line :... Second of July 
1692 
Wit. Robert Ewer 

Nathanll Coddington 

George Allin. 

John Tuker 
[403] Henry Hall to Jeames Ray. 

...Henry Hall of westerly weaver. . .for. . .five pounds of 
mony of New England ... payd ... by Jeames Ray of Kings 
town. . .planta. . .doe. . .sell. . .one hundred Acres of Land. . . 
northwest from John Sheldons dwelling hous bounded... 
East side on the fresh pond on the north by the pine swampe 
& on the west on John Cottrall & John Crandalls Easterly on 
the South End of the Ceader Swampe, that I have under the 
hand... of Coianaquante as Appeareth more Largly upon 
the Genii records of Rhoad Island, ... forth day of July... 
one thousand six hundred ninty & three 
Wit. the marke of 

the marke of Henry X Hall 

Frances X Culegrove 



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the marke of 
Daniell X Wilcocks 

...Acknowleg by Henry Hall. . .before me Joseph Clarke 
Consurvator of the peace Westerly the 7th Day of septembr 

1693 

[404] Henry Hall to William Tannor 

...Henry Hall of westerly weaver. . .for. . .five pounds of 
mony of New England . . . payd ... by William Tanno of 
Kins town plantter. . .have. . .sold. . .one hundred Acres of 
Land... Lying westerly from John Sheldings Dwelling hous 
bounde . . . begining at the brooke of John Sheldings bounds 
& So up his bounds Sixcore poles... to A white Oake tree 
marked on three sides & from thenc south & be west nearest 
sixscore poles to A walnutt bush & from thence west nearest 
to the river to An Ash tree marked on foure sides & so up 
Streame to the furthest that I have under the hand... of 
Coianaquant. . .forth day of July... one thousand six hun- 
dred ninty & thre 
Wit. the marke of 

the marke of Henry X Hall 

Frances X Colegrove 

the marke of 
Danll X Wilcock, 

...Acknowle by Henry hall. . .before mee Joseph Clark 
Consr of the peace westerly this 7th day of Sept 1693 
[405] Henry Hall to peter wells. 

. . .Henry Hall of westerly. . .for. . .five pounds of Mony of 
New England ... payd ... by peter wells of Kings town... 
plant. . .Have. . .sold. . .one hundred Acres of Land. . .west- 
erly from John Sheldens dwelling hous bounded ... Lying 
twelve Score pole in Length North west & South, East 
bounded on petticomcott Line & in breadth three score & 
tenn pole & the same Length on the west side Joyning to the 
Land whare Jobe badcock Liveth & at the Corner of Jobe 
badcock fence A Little bush marked & from thence Northerly 
to A small tree marked on foure sides foure pole from John 



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Sheldens that I have under the hand... of Coganaquant. . . 
forth day of July. • .one thousand six hundred Ninty & three 
Wit. the marke of 

the marke of Henry X Hall 

Frances X Colegrove 

the marke of 
Danll X Willcock 

.. .Ackleg by.. .Henry hall before mee Joseph Clarke Consy 
of the peace Westerly the 7th of Sept 1693 
[405] Henry Hall to John Crandall. 

...Henry Hall of westerly wever. . .for. . .five pounds of 
mony of New England. . .payd. . .by John Crandall of war- 
wick. . .have. . .sold. . .one hundred & fourescore Acres...' 
north west from John Sheldens dwelling hous bounded . . . 
begining at A greatt white Oake tree & so Runs Northerly 
to A stake & from thence upon A straitt Course to the head 
& from the greatt whitt oake tree to Anohter whitt Oake 
tree marked from thence Adirect Line to the river with 
Adrift way in the Olde path tht I have under hand... of 
Coganiquante. . .fourth day of July, one thousand Six hun- 
dred Ninty & three : 
Wit. The marke of 

The marke of Henry X Hall 

Frances X Colegrouve 

the marke of 
Daniell X Willcock 

. . .Acknowledge by. . .Henry hall. . .before me Joseph Clarke 
Consr of the peace Westerly the 7th of Sept 1693 
[407] Henry hall to John Shelden. 

...Henry hall of Westerly. . .weaver. .. for. . .tenn pounds 
of mony of New England ... payd ... by John Shelden of 
Kings town. . .planter. . .have. . .sold. . .two hundred Acres 
...northwest from... John Sheldins dwelling hous bounded 
... at Awhitt oake tree marked on f oure sides at the South 
east Corner & from thence North & by west nearest to Alittle 
brooke tenn score pole... to Astake & so the brook is the 
bounds westerly Eight Score poles . . . the line Corns west & 



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be south nearest to Atree marked by the broke & from thence 
tenn score poles . . . South & by East to Asmall whitt oake 
tree marked on foure sides & so from thence to the Afore 
mentioned tree on Astraight Line Eight Score . . . that I have 
under hand... of Coganaquant ... forth Day of July... one 
thousand Six hundred Ninty & three. 
Wit. The marke of 

the marke of Henry X Hall 

Francis X Colegrove 

the marke of 
Danll X Wilcock 
. . .Acknowledged by. . .Henry hall. . .before mee Joseph 

Clark Consurvator of the peace 

Westerly this 7th day of Sept 1693. 
[408] Benjamin Condon to John Sheldon. 
...Benjamin Condon Late of the town of Portsmouth... 
plantr. . .for. . .seven pounds... pd by John Shelldon of the 
Narroganset Cuntry. . .planter. . .have. . .sold. . .thirty & three 
Acres. . .being in the . . . narrowgansett Cuntrey neare pety- 
quomsett it being part of Aparciell ... Containing two hun- 
dred & thirty Acres to mee granted by William Brenton, 
Benedict Arnold John Hull John Porter Samll wilbor Samll 
wilson & Thomas mumford as... by Adeed. . .Baring date 
the two & twentyeth day of Septembr in the year one thous- 
and six hundred Seventy & One... six & twentieth Day of 
Octobr.. .1683 
Wit. Edwd Richmond the marke of 

George Hamonde Benjamin X Congdon 

Acknowledged by Benjamin Congdon Joseph Clarke Con- 

survot of the peace 
[409] Henry Hull to Johnathan Knight. 
...Henry Hull of Westerly Wever. . .for. . .Iwelve pounds 
& tenn shillings of moeny of New England ... payd ... by 
Johnathan Knight of Warwick . . . mason . . . have . . . sold . , . 
two hundred Acres ... northwest from John Sheldons dwell- 
ing hous with A skirt of .Land to pitticomcott Line — Resering 
Ahigh Way : . . . bounded . . . begining at Aread Oake tree 



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marked on foure sides standing at the south Corner eight pole 
from John Sheldons Corner & so from thence east & benorth 
ten score pole to Awhitt Oacke bush marked on foure sides 
& from thence eight score poles to Astake standing north 
& by west in the plaine which belongs unto John Crandall & 
so from thence west & be south ten score poles to Astake 
marked on foure sides Eight pole from John Sheldons Line 
& so on Astraight Line to the first mentioned tree, that I 
have under hand... of Coganaquant ... forth day of July... 
one thousand Six hundred Ninty & three 
Wit. the marke of 

the marke of Henry F Hall 

Frances C Colegrove 
the marke of 

Danll X Wilcock 
...Acknowledge by... Henry hall. . .before mee Joseph 
Clark Consr of the peace Westerly the 7th of Septr 1693 
[410] Peleg Sanford to Peleg Slocom. 
. . .Peleg Sanford of Newport. . .for. . .One hundred & fifty 
pounds Currant Silver mony of New England ... payd by 
Peleg Slocom of the township of Darkmouth in the County 
of new Bristoll in. . .New plymouth. . .have. . .sold. . .the one 
half of the westermost Island Commonly Called ... Elizabeth 
Island Alis Cuttohunken ... being in the Govr ment of new 
yorke qt 224 Acres. . .nineteenth day of Apriell. . .One thous- 
and six hundred ninty three 
Wit. Peleg X Sanford 

Epharim Turner his marke 

John Yelthro : — 

Coronell Peleg Sanford & his wife 
Mary Acknowledged ... deed .. .. 
the 19th of Apriell 1693 

Benedict Arnold Ast : 
[412] Ezekiell Bull to Joseph Case. 

...Ezekiell Bull of kingstown, Alis Rochester. . .Cordwinder 
.. .for. . .Ninty pounds Currant mony of new Engand... 
payd by Joseph Case kings town. . .yeoman, .. .all my farme 



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...in the Pettyquamscutt purchase. . .qt:. . .two hundred & 
sixty Acres . . . bounded on the South by Land of my Brother 
Epharin Bull, Easterly & northerly by highways westerly 
by Undevided Lands. . .which. . .Land I had of my brother 
Jireth bull as... by a sale baring date the twenty third day 
of January i69i...with all timbr woods stones waters... 
herbage pastures buildings fencings orchards Gardens . . . one 
& twentieth day of November 1693... 
Wit. Ezekiel Bull 

Thomas Starr 
his 

Benjamin X Clark 
mark 

John Smith 
[414] Samuell & Henry Dyre bind them selfes. 
...Samuell Dyre & Henry Dyre boath of Newport. . .doe 
bind or selves... in the...sume of three hundred pounds 
starling unto our father William Dyre of Newport... to be 
levied of our Lands goods & Chattiells 

The Condition of this ... obligation is such yt if... Samuell 
Dyre & Henry Dyre Shall pay. . .unto their Sister Mary 
Dyre the Eldest Daughter of .. .William Dyre Aportion of 
One hundred pounds starling in marchantable pay within three 
years After the death of .. .William Provided. . .houshold 
goods. . .William shall order. . .unto her. . .shall. . .be. . .De- 
ducted from the... one hundred pounds f urther . . . obledge 
themselves. . .to pay. . .fourty pounds Starling unto Elizabeth 
Dyre the second Daughter of . . . William Dyre when shee 
Cometh to the Age of Eighteen years... 25th day of July 
1670. . . 
Wit. George whittman Samuell Dyre 

George Brown Henry Dyre 

[415] Share in pitticomcutt to William Heffernon. 
. . .John Hull Esq Late of boston. . .William Brenton & Ben- 
edict Arnold Esq John porter Samll Wilbor Samll. Wilson & 
Thomas Mumford Late of Rhoad Island purchased ... Land 
— Called. . .pitticomcott purchas which purchasers granted 



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...unto severall parsons ... Whare fore wee Samuell Sewell 
And hanah his wife as heir: & in the Right of sd John Hull 
Jaleel Brenton & Peleg Sanford Executors ... in the Right 
of. . .William Brenton Benedict Arnold & Josah Arnold Ex- 
cecutors . , . in the Right of sd benedj Arnold Henry Gardner 
in behalfe of him selfe Brothers & Sisters & in Right of sd 
John porter John Wilbor...in Right of said Samll Wilbor 
Thomas Mumford. . .in Right of sd Thomas Mumford & as 
Gardian to Jeames wilson heire to sd Samll Wilson Wee . . . 
doe declare ... that ... as share was granted unto William 
Hefternon then of pitticomcott three hundred Acres of Land 
by the first purchasers Above named for. . .seventeen pounds 
. . .payd. . .for. . .the same, Bounded northerly by the Lands 
of Capt John f ones Easterly partly by Land of William Agers 
or Assignes & Stephen Northup or his Assigncs Southerly 
& westerly by the highway which three hundred Acres . . . wee 
. . .Alow. . .unto. . .William Heflfernon. . .twelth day of May 
. . . one thousand six hundred &■ ninty two 
Wit. 

John Green Sam : Sewall 

John Pococke Hannah Sewall 

Boston N E Novemb Jahleel Brenton 

28th i6q3 Signed... Josiah Arnold 

by Samuell Sewall & Thomas Mumford 

hanah his wife. . . Peleg Sanford 

Benjamin Gilliam Benedict Arnold 

Elizabeth Sewall Henry X Gardner 

his marke 
Thomas mumford 
as Garden to the heir 
of Samll Wilson 
John Wilbor 
[416] Thomas & Stephen Cornell to George Sison. 
...Thomas And Stephen Cornell of Portsmouth. . .for. . . 
ninty pounds of Currant silver mony of new England. . .payd 
...by George Sisson of Portsmouth. . .Have. . .sold. . .Land 
. . .in the township of Portsmouth. . .twelve Acres. . .bounded 



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. . . Southerly partly by Land of John Cooke And Partly by 
Land now in the possestion of Lott Strange westerly by the 
highway Notherly by Land of Anthony Shaws Easterly by 
Land of... George Sissons. . .with all. . .dwelling houses out 
houses woods. . .Commons. . .second day of Apriell. . . 1691 
Wit. Thomas Cornell 

Isack Lawton the marke of 

Giles Slocom Stephen X Cornell 

John Yelthro Hannah X Cornell 

hir marke 
[417] ...Thomas Cornell & Stephen Cornell And hannah 
the wife of Stephen. . .Acknowledg this. . . 

Isaat Lawton Astant. 
[418] John Greene to George Sisson. 

...John Greene... of Warwicke. . .In the year 1654 did sell 
unto mr Thomas Lawton then of Portsmouth ... six hundred 
Acres of upland at or About Coweeset which. . .hee hath. . . 
by A deed baring date Jun the 5th 1674 to George Sisson & 
his wife Sarah Sisson both of portsmoth. . .And George Sis- 
son being Willing. . .to Exchange the same for Aquarter shear 
of farme Lands & to Allowe fourty shillings in mony...I 
majo John Greene... in Consideration of the surrender of 
the sd deeds & upland of six hundred Acres & fourty shillings 
. . . New England silver mony payd . . . have . . . sold unto 
George Sisson . . . one quarter shear of farme . . . six hundred 
Acres. . .being one eight And twentieth part of seven hole 
shears Ordered by the purchasers of Warwick. . .baring date 
the 5th of March 1673 said seven hole sheares bounded East- 
erly by the f armes of Nachick & wequickaconuke southerly by 
the north Line of Cowesett plantation & northerly by the 
north Line of Warwick purchas onely seven shears of 
meadow Land . . . Layd out the sd quarter shear being pt of 
Awhole quarter Sheare. . .given mee by my father mr John 
Green Sen ... Eleventh day of may... one thousand six hun- 
dred ninty & three. . . 



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Wit. John Greene 

Joseph Cooke 
Garsham Smith 
Major John Green did ... Acknowledge ... deed 

Before me Giles Slocum Aste 
[420] Joseph Allin to Joseph Hull. 

...Joseph Allin of Darkmouth in the County of bristoll... 
yeoman. . .for. . .two hundred seventeen pounds fifteen shill- 
ings . . . payd of Currant mony of New England by Joseph 
Hull Late of Socomesett. . .but now of Kings town Alis 
Rochester. . .yeoman. . .have. . .sold. . .my right. . .in the pit- 
tiquamsett purchas. . .that is... two thirds of Atract...six 
hundred & twelve Acres . . . Lying on the back side of the 
ponds so Called. . .Alls two thirds of Atract of Land in moto- 
nuk neck in the purchas Aforesaid Containing three hundred 
& twelve Ackers. . .boath which. , .1 bought of Henry Gard- 
ner & John Watson. . .deed of sale in parchment. . .baring 
date the twentieth day of July 1692 Allso all. . .Land. . .Lying 
to the westward of the second Sugr lofe hill In sd pitticomcott 
purchas which containes five hundred Acres. . .which. . .1 
bought of Christopher Allin of Little Compton by Adeed of 
Sale in parchment Doth ... Appeare ... Eleventh day of No- 
vembr 1693 
Wit. Joseph Allin. 

Abraham Anthony 

Thomas Wait 

John Smith 
The Seaventh of Novembr 1693. . .Joseph Allin ... Newport 
. . . owned . . . deed . . . 

Caleb Carr Ajt 
[422] John Watson & Henry Gardner to Joseph Allin. 
. . .John Watson & Henry Gardner of Kings town alis Roch- 
ester, .. .yeomen. . .for. . .seventy seven pounds fifteen shill- 
ings Currant mony of New England... by Joseph Allin of 
Darkmouth in the province of the Mattetucetts . . . yeoman . . . 
Have. . .sold. . .two thirds of Atract of Land in pittiguam- 
scott purchas in Kingstown . . . Lying on the back side the 



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ponds, so Called,. . .six hundred And twelve Akers...& is 
in width one hundred seventy & seven Rod. . .bounded East- 
wardly by Land of Thomas Mumf ord . . . Southward by the 
pond & Westward by Land belonging to the heires. . .of Sam- 
uell Willson notherly by undevided Lands . . . with the beach 
And ponds to the southward ... as AUso two thirds of . . . 
Lands In Motonuck Neck... which qt: three hundred & 
twelve Acres. . .bounded Eastward by Land of Benedict 
Arnold &c Southward on Point Judeth ponds so Called west- 
ward by Lands of Capt Samuell Sowell Northward partly by 
Land Layd out & partly by Lands undevided. . .with all... 
trees Swamps beaches. . .twenty Eight day of July one thous- 
and six hundred ninty two. . . 

Wit. John Watson 

William X Gardner Henry Gardner 

his marke 
George X Gardner 

his marke 
Ephram X Gardner 

his marke 
Christopher Allin to Joseph Allin 
Christopher Allin of Little Comton. . .yeoman. . .for. . .One 
hundred & fourty pounds. . .payd of Currant mony of new 
England by Joseph Allin of Darkmouth. . .yeoman. . .have 
. . . sold ... all yt his f arme ... in the pittquomcotit purchas on 
the westward of the second suger hill so Called qt five hundred 
Acres. . .Bounded. . .westward partly by Ahigh way of tenn 
Rod wide betwene sd Land & the Greatt pond & partly by 
Land not yett Layd out Northward by Land formerly Layd 
out to John Gould Eastward by Lands Layd out Southward 
partly by Apond & partly by undevided Lands. . .Christopher 
Allin is Cabable to grant by. . .deed. . .from Ralph Chapman 
baring date the 24th day of May 1693 said Chapman having 
bought the said Land of John hart marrino. . .baring date 
the loth day of Desemb 1688. . .which Land John hart had. . . 
of his mother Freeborn hart who purchased the some of the 
first proprieters of sd pittquomscott Lands. . .by. . . Adeed. . . 



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baring date the 20 day of Apriell 1674. . . 19th day of Septemb 
1693... 

Wit. Christopher Allin 

William Fleetwood 
Joseph Devell 
John Smith 
[425] William Breniton etc. to freeborn hart. 
. . .three & twentieth day of (torn) . . . 1674 Betwene William 
Brenton John Hull Benedict Arnold John Porter Samll Wil- 
bor Samll Wilson & Thomas mumford of the one part & 
freeborn hart Executrix & widdow of Thomas hart Late of 
newport. . .deceased. . .for. . .six & twenty pounds starling. . . 
payd...by freeborn hart. . .wee. . .have granted ... five hun- 
dred Acres ... of which wee . . . are Joynt purchassers . . . Lying 
About foure miles from pittiquamscott Rock south west being 
near the place Called the durty swampe bounded... on the 
west partly by Ahighway tenn Rods wide betwene the sd 
Land heareby granted & the greatt pond & partly by other 
Land not...yett Layd out & on the north by Other Land 
not Layd Out...onely Exsepted that if at Any time heare 
After Any mineralls. . .be dyscovered in. . .the. . .Land. . . 
minerall shall be devided Into Eight equall sheers. . .which 
sd Land. . .was granted to. . .Thomas hart. . .in his Last will 
...Disposed of... unto hir. . .freeborn hart. . .& After hir 
Deceas to. . .thomas hart son of the sd thomas harte. . . 
Wit. Benedict Arnold 

Jireth Bull John Hull 

Richard baily John Porter 

Joseph mory Samll Wilbor 

Samuell holmes Samll Wilson 

William Coldman Thomas mumford 

The first bounds south in the Above . . . 
being omitted. . .that is... partly by 
Apond & partly by A seader swampe. 
[426] Nathll Coddington to William Edwards. 
. . .nathaniell Coddington of newport. . .doe. . .release. . . 
title unto the Land. . .sold unto William Edwards. . .my hand 
& seall this 13 of August 1694 



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Wit. Nathll Coddin^on 

George Lawton 

Joseph Nicholson 

John Smith 
Newport ... Novembr 6th 1694. . .Nathll Codding Acknowl- 
edged . . , deed . . . 

Benedict Arnold Ast : 
William Edwards to Robert Ayres. 
...William Edwards... In consideration of thirty pounds... 
recived of Robert Ayres of Newport ... Carpenter doe... 
make over the with in mentioned deed with all the Lands . . . 
thirteenth of August 1694. . . The marke of 

...deed of sale William X Edwards 

Recorded in the 

402 page of this 

book signed by 

Robert Euers. 
[427] John Williams Acquitts John Rathbon. 
...John WiUiams Attorney to John Green Attorney to the 
Gardians of the Children of the Late mr John Alcock of 
Roxbury. . .And as An Executor to the Estate... by marry- 
ing Eldest Daughter of the sd Alcock. . .doe Acquitt. . .John 
Rathbon. . .from the payment of thirty pounds which hath 
bene Recived Eleven pounds five shillings of the sd Alcock 
...And the Rest by thomas Terry & myself e... is in full 
payment of Atwo And thirtieth part of Block Island And 
twelve Acres & Ahalfe of Land which was to be Deducted 
out of the two And thirtieth part. . .Above sd which. . .John 
Rathbon bought of my father mr John Alcock... as by an 
Account upon the block Island book of Accounts 5th day of 
June 1672. . . 

Wit. EmanuU Woolley John Williams 

John X Guniell 
his marke 
New shoram Octobr loth 1682 

John Gunniell Attested to the Above . . . 

Jeames Sands 
Simon Ray 



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[428] Thomas Mumford to Samson Batty. 
...Thomas mumford of kings town. . .for. . .fourty two 
pounds Currant mony of new England. . .payd. . .by Samson 
Batty of Jeames town... have sold. . .Land. . .in the...pitti- 
comcott purchas. . .And is the Eight Lott in the Plott. . .three 
hundred Acres. . .bounded. . .East. . .by Land... of John 
Thomas South. . .by undevided Lands westerly by the. . .Line 
of the sd pitticomcott purchas North... by Land... of John 
Wilbore. . .twentieth forth day of Octobr. . .one thousand six 
hundred ninity & three 

Wit. Thomas Mumford 

his marke Abigail mumford 

John X Thomas her X marke 

John Pocock 

Nathll Crockford 
...Thomas mumford. . .Acknowledged. . .deed this 25th 
8 mo 1693 

John Easton Cover 
[429] Thomas Mumford to John Thomas. 
...Thomas Mumford of Kingstown. . .for. . .fourty two 
pounds new England Currant mony.. .payd by John Thomas 
of Jeames Town. . .Have, . .solde. . .Land. . .in the. . .pitti- 
comcott purchas ... And is the tenth Lott... three hundred 
Acres . . . bounded . . . north ... by the Greatt pond East ... by 
undevided Lands & Southerly And westerly by Samson Bat- 
ties Land ... twenty forth day of Octob...one thousand six 
hundred ninty & three 

Wit. Thomas Mumford 

the marke of Abigail X mumford 

Samson X Batty -, marke 

John Pococke 

Nathll Crockford 
...thomas mumford. . .Acknowledged. . .deed this 25th day 

of October 1695 

John Easton Cover 
[432] Ralph Chapman to Christopher Allin. 
...twenty forth Day of may. .. 1693. . .Ralph Chapman of 



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Newport. . .shipwright for... One hundred & ten pounds 
Currant mony of New England., .payd by Christopher Allin 

of Little Cumpton . . . yewman . . . hath . . . sold all ... his 

farme & tract of Land. . .in pitticomcott purchas on the west- 
ward of Suger Lofe hill Containing five hundred Acres. . . 
bounded West ward partly by Ahigh way of tenn Rod wide 
yt Lyeth betwene sd Land & the Greatt pond & partly by 
Lands Not yett Layd Out northerly by Land's formerly Layd 
out to John Gould Eastward by Lands Layd Out Southward 
partly by Appnd & partly by undevided Lands . . . Ralph Chap- 
man is Capable to grant by. . . Adeed. . .from John hart... 
date the tenth day of Desember in. . .1688. . .Except which is 
Reserved in the Originall deed from the proprieters to free- 
born hart Mother of the sd John hart. . .baring Date. . .20th 
day of Apriell. . . 1674. . . 
Wit. Ralph Chapman 

Rog Goulding Abigail X Chapman 

James Larkin hir marke 

John Smith 

The 24 of May 1693, . .Ralph Chapman Owned... deed 
before mee Caleb Carr Ast. 

[434] Ralph Chapman to Giles Slocom. 
...Ralph Chapman of newport. . .Shipwright. . .for. . .foure 
hundred & five pounds Currant mony of New England . . . 
payd by Giles Slocom of the township of Portsmouth. . .Gent. 
. . .Have. . .sold. . .my Farme. . .known by the name of with- 
ington''s Farme ... in the township of Newport . . . One hun- 
dred And twenty Acres. . .bounded. . .Begining at A markt 
Maple tree at the pen fold gapp & so Extending south East- 
erly to wards the highway that Leads from Newport to ports- 
mouth About One hundred rode And from thence Allmost 
paralell to the sd highway to the petetion Line betwene sd 
Newport and the town of Portsmouth Ninty Nine Rode to A 
marked stake which is with in Sixteen Rode of An Oake tree 

in Said petition Line Marked And so from sd stake 

Along sd petition Line till it meets with Lott Stranges Line 
One hundred & thirty Rode & so Along to his Corner tree in 



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the swampe Sixty Rodes And from thence fourty foure rods 
to the highway that Leads to George Lawtons Mill & from 
thence south southwest to wards Richard Dunes One hun- 
dred And three rodds to A small Oake markt not far from 
the highway & from thence Along by sd way to the first 
markt maple tree sixty six rods , . . wch . . . Land so bounded 
was Layd out to William Withington Deceased by Order of 
the Quarter meetting of., .town of Newport the seventh day 
of October one thousand six hundred seventy foure: And. . . 
Confirmed to him by the town Gierke... 6th day of August 
1 675... with all. . .trees. . .salts. . .buildings Orchards gar- 
dens. . .thirteenth day of January 1693-4. . . 
Wit. Ralph Ghapman 

Nicholas Garr Abigaill Ghapman 

George Bradly 

Fabuary 24th 1693-4 
...Ralph Ghapman And Abigail his wife... Owned the 
Above . . . 

Galeb Garr Ast 
[436] John Wood to Thomas Fry. 

...John wood... of Est greenwich ... for ... twenty five 
pounds Gurrant mony of new England . . . payd ... by thomas 
Fry... of Above sd town. . .have. . .sold. . .my Dwelling 
hous & hous Lott of Land ... in the Above sd town of Est 
greenwich. . .being in number the ninteenth Lott in the first 
devition. . .it being tenn Acres. . .bounded. . .on the south- 
west Gorner being Abuttenwood tree & from thence twenty 
rod west an by north to A walnutt bush from thence Eighty 
rodd to Ablack Oake tree And from thence twenty rodd to 
An Oake tree And from thence Eighty Rod to the first men- 
tioned boundree being Abutton wood tree. . .twenty second 
day of march... one thousand six hundred Ninty three or 
foure 
Wit. John X Wood 

Thomas Green Junr his marke 

John Spencer Alse X Wood 

hir marke 



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[437] Thomas Fry to Thomas Fry. 

...Thomas Fry of Newport. . .Glausier. . .unto my Eldest 
son Thomas Fry Glaiessur Living in Debtford Alis Este 
Greenwith. . .have Granted... my Right... unto Land in the 
township of sd deptford. . .which. . .Came to mee by petition 
And purchas...by the Genii Assembley of Rhoad-Island. . . 
two hundred Acres. . .Eleventh Day of March. .. 1688-9 
Wit. Thomas Fry 

Mikell X Spencer 
his mark 

Mars X Wascoatt 
hir mark 

John Heath 
[438] Pettaquamscet Lands to Samuell Sewall. 
. . . Jahleel Brenton and Peleg Sanford Esq Benedict Arnold 
Esq Henry Gardner John Wilbor & Thomas Mumford as 
will on his owne behalfe as Gardian to Jeames Wilson, heires 
...of Wiliam Brenton & Benedict Arnold Esqr John porter 
Samuell Wilbor Samuell Wilson & thomas Mumford Late of 
Rhoad Island Deceased . . . whareas John Hull Esq Late of 
boston ... Deceased ... with william Brenton Benedict Arnold 
John Porter Samuell Wilbor Samuell Wilson & Thomas 
Mumford did purchas . . . Land . . . Called . . . Pettaquamscet 
purchas And whareas A hows Lott of f ourty Acres . . . And 
A farme Adjoining thare to: saving the highway, of foure 
hundred & sixty Acres . . . runing to Socatuckett River with 
A Certain quantie: of March near Or Adjoining to the sd 
hous Lott Lately in the Occupation of Robert Hanna was 
Layd Out & Assigned to... John Hull Esq... And whareas 
A Lott in the tract of Land . . . Called the thousand Acres qt 
two hundred Acres No. two : And two Lotts in point Judeth 
Neck Lying together In the most Southerly part of sd neck 
Containing six hundred Acres . . . No. six & seven, And A 
Lott at Mattonuck Neck Containing three hundred Acres No. 
six. And A lott of six hundred Acres. . .Lying to the west- 
ward of point Judeth ponds & said Mattonuck neck No. two, 
And A Lott qt one thousd Acres . . . Lying at the north west 



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part of the purchas Adjoynino^ to the Land of Samuell 
Albroug-h No. foure, And two more Lotts qt three hundred 
Acres Apeace Adjoyning unto And neare the greatt Pond in 
the westermost part of the purchas No. foure & six, & 
Another Lott of march An Beach Lying to the westward of 
point Judeth Breach No. one, begining as sd Breach And A 
lott... on An Island In point Judeth Ponds ... Called Mum- 
fords Island being A seventh part of sd Island No. foure. 
Recking from the north to South whard In Like mannoer. . . 
Assigned ... to Samuell Sewall of Boston And Hannah his 
wife Daughter & heire of. . .John Hull Late purchasser. . .of 
John porter as by A plott under the hand of John Smith Sur- 
veyar of sd Lands. . .Jahleel Brenton Peleg Sanford Benedict 
Arnold Henry Gardner John Wilbor & Thomas Mumford doe 
.. .Confirm. . .unto. . .Samuell Sewall & hannah his wife... 
seventh day of September. . .One Thousand six hundred 
Ninty & three. . . 
Wit. 

Ephraim Turner Benedict Arnold Ast : 

John Smith Peleg Sanford 

Newport. . .September 7th 1693 Benedict Arnold 
Peleg Sanford Esqr John Wilbor John Wilbor 
Thomas Mumford & Henry Gar- Thomas Mumford as 
dener Acknowledged . . . Gardian to Jeames 

Wilson 

Thomas Mumford 
Henry X Gardner 
his marke 
[440] Nathanaell Niles to Samuell Sewall. 
...twenty Third day of July... one thousand six hundred 
ninty & two. . .Betwene Nathaniell Niles of Block Island... 
yeoman on the One part And Samuell Sewall of Boston . . . 
Esq of the Other part. . .Nathaniell Niles for. . .One hundred 
& twenty five pounds Currant mony of new England Recived 
of... Samuell Sewall. . .Hath. . .sold. . .parciell of upland... 
in block Island. . .Sixty foure Acres. . .bounded westerly by 
the high way southerly upon the Land of John Rodman East- 



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erly upon A frech pond. . .Called. . .Neales Pond Northerly 
with Land of Robart Guttridge. . .Allso One Other peice. . .of 
Land... in Block Island... at A place. . .Called Corne Neck 
qt upwards of fifty Acres Bounded Southerly with Land of 
Joshua Raymant Easterly & Northerly with A ditch partly 
with the Breach, And partly with ponds westerly 
Wit. Nathanaell Niles 

Isa : Addington 

Addington Davenport 

Edward Turfrey 

John Wally. 
Boston July 23th 1692 
. . .Nathaniell Niles. . .Acknowledged this. . . 

John Joylife 
Peter Sergant 
[442] Elizabeth Winslow to Nathaniell Coddington. 
...Elizabeth Winslow ofi boston. . .widdow. . .whareas my 
father Edward Hutchinson of boston . . . Gent : deceased & in 
. . .his Last will. . .date the ninteenth day of August 1675. . . 
did. . .bequeath in the words following Item. . .unto my son 
Elisha my Daughters Elizabeth Winslow Ann Dyre & Susanna 
Hutchinson. . .all the rest of my Lands boath at Narrogan- 
sett as Also my Island . . . Called Round Island or Hutchin- 
sons Island And All Other Lands goods debts Hous hold 
Stufe plate. . .1. . .Elizabeth Winslow for. . .sixty five pounds 
Currant mony of New England ... payd by Nathaniell Cod- 
dington of Newport. . .marcht. . .Have. . .sold. . .my. . .share 
of Land. . .in. . .boston neck ... Butted Easterly on A cove 
westerly on Pitticomcott Lands Northerly And Southerly on 
the Lands given to the Executor of my fathers will. . .twenty 
seventh day of March 1694. . . 
Wit. Elizabeth Winslow 

Mary Dill 

Mary Dill Junr. 

Newport. . .28th March 1694 Elizabeth Winslow of Boston 
Acknowledged . . . 

Giles Slocum Ast : 



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[444] Mary Phips to Stephen Mumford & Robert Ayares. 
...Dame Mary phips wife And Attorney of...Sr. WilHam 
phips have ... received of the ... Mortgagers Stephen mum- 
ford And Robart Ayares... One hundred And fifty pounds 
Currant mony of New England. . .to the use of my. . .hus- 
band wch with former payments ... dos Compleatt . . . the . . . 
sume of\ three hundred pounds. . .doe. . .release. . .unto. . . 
Stephen Mumford & Robart Ayres. . .the farme & Lands. . . 
thirtyeth day of November 1694. . . 
Wit. Mary Phips 

John White The Lady mary Phips . . . 

Tho: Hutchinson Acknowledged. . . 

John Forster 
Above... hath Referance to A deed of Mortgage. . .in this 
book in the 357 : 358-359 & 360 pages. . . 
[445] John Surkett to Thomas Gould. 

...John Surkett for. . .Valluable Consideration. . .payd by 
Thomas Gould of newport. . .doe. . .Assigne. . .all the Lands 
. . . with all the housses out houses & barnes & buildings . . . 
One And thirtieth day of. . -July. . .one thousand six hundred 
ninty six 
Wit. the marke of 

William Greenman John X Surkett 

John Yelthro : 

John Surkett Acknowledged . . . Newport first day August 
1696 

Walter Clarke Gover 
The Above. . .hath Reference to A deed from Daniell Gould 
to John Surkett. . .330 & 331 pages of this boak. . . 



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17 19 and 24 read "Will" instead of "Witt." 

47 27 read "1658" instead of "1608." 

49 22 read "Sacconet" instead of "Sarronet." 

66 7 add date "1665". 

73 28 add name "Peleg Sanford." 

127 20 read "past" instead of "part." 

230 31 and 32 read "Hall" instead of "Hull." 

113 9 read "myantanamy" instead of "myaptanamy." 



INDEX 

Acres, John from Perry, Thomas Deed-1670 23 

Acres, John to Williams, John Receipt-1672 23 

Albro, John & Lawton, George from Clarke, Capt. Thomas 

Deed-1677 109 

Alcock, John Inventory-1677 122 

Alcock, John heirs of to Rathbon, John Receipt-1672 238 

Alcock, John to Rodman, John Deed-1687 202 

Alcock, John to Wharton, Philip Deed-1686 203 

Alcock, John to Williams, John Power of Attorney-1668 23 

Alderman from Mamamutt Deed-1683 175 

Allen, Matthew to Hudlestone, Valentine Deed-1679 132 

Allen, William & Rathbon, John to Sirkett, John Deed-1687... 205 

AUin, Christopher to Allin, Joseph Deed-1674 236 

Allin, Christopher from Chapman, Ralph Deed-1693 239 

Allin, Joseph from Allin, Christopher Deed-1674 236 

Allin, Joseph to Hull, Joseph Deed-1693 235 

Allin, Joseph from Watson, John & Gardner, Henry Deed-1692 235 

Allin, Jedidiah from Almy, Job Deed-1683 174 

Allis, John to Neales, Henry Deed-1685 192 

Almy, Christopher, to Ward, Thomas Deed-1681 155 

Almy, Job to Allin, Jedidiah Deed-1683 174 

Almy, Job to Ward, Thomas Deed-1681 154 

Almy, John from Dunham, Samuel Deed-1668 36 

Almy, John to Lawton, Thomas Assignment of deed-1671 34 

Almy, John to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1671 35 

Almy, John to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1671 36 

Almy, John to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1671 37 

Almy, John to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1671 38 

Almy, John & Lawton, Thomas Agreement-1673 46 

Almy, John from Morton, Thomas Deed-1668 34 

Almy, John from Richard, John Deed-1671 37 

Almy, John from Ringe, Andrew Deed-1668 35 

Almy, John from Southworth, Thomas Deed-1668 34 

Almy, John to Ward, Thomas Deed-1675 107 

Almy, William Will-1676 103 

Andrews, Samuel Protest-1677 101 

Anthony, Joseph from Bulger, Richard Deed-1674 116 

Anthony, John to Tew, Richard Deed-1642 64 

Appleton, Samuel from Paine, John Deed-1663 110 

Aquinaumpau to Gould, Thomas, Deed-1660 29 



II 

Arnold, Benedict from Cachanaquoant Deed-1658 67 

Arnold, Benedict et al. from Kaskottape Deed-1659 68 

Arnold, Benedict et al. to Clarke, William Deed-1674 ill 

Arnold, Benedict & Coddington, William from Cagananaquoant 

Deed-1657 67 

Arnold, Benedict, from Cranston, John & Carr, Caleb Deed- 
1659 200 

Arnold, Benedict to Goulding, Roger & Penelope Deed-1676... 105 

Arnold, Benedict et al. to Hart, Freeborn Deed-1674 237 

Arnold, Benedict et al. to Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 12 

Arnold, Benedict et al. to HeflFernon, William Deed-1692 232 

Arnold, Benedict to Newport, town of Deed-1673 86 

Arnold, Benedict, Governor, versus Newport, town of 1671.... 85 

Arnold, Benedict to Newport, town of Deed-1673 199 

Arnold, Benedict et al. from Quisaquance Deed-1659 68 

Arnold, Benedict et al. to Sewall, Samuel Deed-1693 242 

Arnold, Josiah et al. to Hefifernon, William Deed-1692 232 

Arnold, Stephen from Arnold, William Deed-1663 77 

Arnold, Stephen from Carpenter, Joseph Deed-1674 50 

Arnold, Stephen from Naw-naw-nanten-new Deed-1674 78 

Arnold, Stephen from Rhodes, Zachary Deed-1663 78 

Arnold, Stephen from Sayles, John Deed-1659 77 

Arnold, William to Arnold, Stephen Deed-1663 77 

Atherton, Jonathan Jto Smith, Richard Deed-1673 31 

Awawsunks et al. to Barker, James & Carr, Caleb Deed-1674. .49, 53 

Ayres, Robert from Edwards, William Deed-1694 238 

Ayres, Robert & Mumford, Stephen from Walley, John Deed- 

1687 208 

Ayres, Robert & Mumford, Stephen to Phips, Sir William Deed- 

1687 213 

Badcocke, James Will-1679 136 

Baily, John to Briggs, John Deed-1687 210 

Baily, John from Lake, David Deed-1687/8 216 

Baily, Richard & Terry, Joseph from Smith, Richard Deed- 

1671/2 31 

Barker, Wm. from Loveday, Thomas Power of attorney-1671 . . 19 

Barker, James, Sr. Land Recorded-1675 83 

Barker, James & Carr, Caleb from Awawsunks et al. Deed- 
1674 49, 53 

Barker, James from Easton, Nicholas Deed-1674 79 

Barker, James from Newport, town of Deed-1662 16 

Barker, James & Smith, Elisha Agreement-1675 92 

Barker, James '& Smith, Edward Bounds changed-1657 48 

Barker, James to Tew, Richard Deed-1665 66 



Ill 

Barker, Joseph to Turner, Lawrence Deed-1688 212 

Barnes, John et~al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Bartlett, Benjamin from Nash, Samuel Deed-1666 -.. 146 

Bartlett, Robert to Burge, Thomas Deed-1670 140 

Barton, Benjamin et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Barton, Susanah et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Batty, Samson from Mumford, Thomas Deed-1693 239 

Billing, Samuel from Robinson, Edward Deed-1658 47 

Billing, Seaborn from Tew, Richard Deed- 84 

Blackmor, James & Bukman, John from Inman, Edward Deed- 

1672 21 

Blackmor, James & Bukman, John from Inman, Edward & Mowry, 

John Deed-1672 21, 22 

Boomer, Matthew Land Recorded-1676 95 

Boomer, Matthew to Browne, George Deed-1676 96 

Boomer, Matthew from Brightman, Henry Deed-1676/7 122 

Boomer, Matthew to Reade, John Deed-1677 122 

Boomer, Matthew from Stevens, Henry Deed-1676 96 

Boomer, Matthew from Williams, Owen Indenture-1658 76 

Borden, John from Hodges, Henry Deed-1680-81 197 

Borden, John from Holloway, Mialachi Deed-1680 196 

Borden, John from Hoskins, John Deed-1680 196 

Borden, Matthew from Manchester, Thomas Deed-1682 170 

Bourne, Thomas et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Bowne, Andrew to Lawton, George Deed-1687 206 

Bradford, Alice to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1668 ,. 33 

Brayton, Francis from Burton, Stephen Deed-1671 52 

Brayton, Francis from Brenton, William Deed-1650 116 

Brenton, Jahleel to Browne, Joseph Deed-1676 91 

Brenton, Jahleel et al. to. Heffernon, William Deed-1692 232 

Brenton, Jahleel et al. to Sewall, Samuel Deed-1693 242 

Brenton, Jahleel et al. from Throckmorton, John Deed-1687... 209 

Brenton, William Will-1674 60 

Brenton, William to Brayton, Francis Deed-1650 116 

Brenton, William, to Browne, Joseph Deed-1674 50 

Brenton, William et al. from Kaskottape Deed-1659 68 

Brenton, William from Clarke, Walter Deed-1657 70 

Brenton, William et al. to Clarke, William Deed-1674 Ill 

Brenton, William to Ginings, Thomas Deed-1659 48 

Brenton, William froxn Gould, Thomas Deed-1675 83 

Brenton, William et al. to Hart, Freeborn Deed-1674 237 

Brenton, William et al. to Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 12 

Brenton, William from Hutchinson, Elisha & Hannah Deed- 
1670 135 



IV 

Brenton, William et al. from Quisaquance Deed-1659 68 

Brenton, William to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1670 73 

Brenton, William to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1674 ^. 74 

Brenton, William to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1679 136 

Brenton, William from Sanford, Peleg Deed-1685 186 

Brenton, William from Walley, John Deed-1685 186 

Brenton, William to Walley, John Deed-1685 187 

Brenton, William to Ward, Thomas Deed-1686 189 

Brewster, Wrastlin lo Durfee, Thomas Deed-1678 116 

Brightman, Henry to Boomer, Mathew Deed-1676/7 122 

Brightman, Henry to Greenhill, Daniel Deed-1683 220 

Brightman, Henry from Mosher, Hugh Deed-1689 225 

Brightman, Henry from Sisson, George Deed-1681 172 

Briggs, Hannah from Fisher, Edward Deed-1677 157 

Briggs, Nathaniel & Wharton, Phillip to Rodman, John Deed- 

1684 204 

Brigs, John to Brigs, Thomas Deed-1678 121 

Brigs, John from Dunham, John Deed-1662 176 

Brigs, John Senr. to Brigs, John Junr. Deed-1670 140 

Brigs, John from Baily, John Deed-1687 210 

Brigs, John Senr. & Brigs, John Junr. Agreement-1679 143 

Brigs, John to Lawton, Thomas Deed-166S 34 

Brigs, John from Smith, Richard Deed-1672 49 

Brigs, Thomas from Brigs, John Deed-1678 121 

Brinley, Francis Land Recorded-1679 126 

Brinley, Francis from Easton, John Receipt-1687 219 

Brinley, Francis to Mays, William Deed-1673/4 226 

Brinley, William & Coggeshall, John Orders of Council-1677. . . 104 

Brookes, Thomas from Read, William Deed-1687 200 

Browne, George from Boomer, Matthew Deed-1676 96 

Browne, Jeremiah & Mary to Cooke, John Deed-1688 211 

Browne, Capt. John from Pocoke, John Deed-1683 171 

Browne, Joseph from Brenton, Jahleel Deed-1676 91 

Browne, Joseph from Brenton, William Deed-1674 59 

Browne, Mary & Jeremiah to Cooke, John Deed-1688 211 

Browne, William Land Recorded-1678 115 

Browne, William from Rainbrow, Edward Deed-1672 91 

Browne, William to Sisson, George Deed-1671/2 159 

Brownell, George from Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 13 

Brownell, Thomas from Warner, John Deed-1677 144 

Browning, William to Manchester, Thomas Deed-1684/5 179 

Frowning, William to Fish, Robert Deed-1687/8 213 

Brewster, Love et al. Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 



Bryant, Richard et al. from Throckmorton, John Deed-1687.,, 209 

Buckland, Benjamin et al. from Inman, Edward Deed-1672 22 

Bucman, John & Blackmor, James from Inman, Edward Deed- 

1672 21 

Bucman, John & Blackmor, James from Inman, Edward & Mowry, 

John Deed-1673 . , 21, 22 

Bulger, Richard to Anthony, Joseph Deed-1674 116 

Bull, Ephraim et al. from Bull, Jireh Deed-1685 183 

Bull, Ezekiel et al. from Bull, Jireh Deed-1685 183 

Bull, Ezekiel to Case, Joseph Deed-1693 231 

Bull, Henry et al. from Bull, Jireh Deed-1685 • 183 

Bull, Jireh to Bull, Henry et al. Deed-1685 183 

Burge, Thomas to Cooke, John Deed-1671 30 

Burge, Thomas from Bartlett, Robert Deed-1670 140 

Burge, Thomas to Ward, Thomas Deed-1671 106 

Burge, Thomas to Ward, Thomas Deed-1674 107 

Burges, Thomas Land Recorded-1673 26 

Burton, Stephen to Brayton, Francis Deed-1671 52 

Busecot, Peter to Warner, John Deed Confirmed-1681/2 176 

Button, Henry to Easton, Nicholas Indenture-1616 8 

Butts, Thomas from Earle, Ralph Deed-1668 120 

Cachanaquoant to Arnold, Benedict Deed-1658 67 

Cachanaquant to Houldon, Randall & Gorton, Samuel Deed- 

1659 117 

Cadman, Richard to Fish, Robert Deed-1688 219 

Cadman, Richard to Lawton, Isaac Deed-1688 219 

Cagananaquoant to Coddington, William & Arnold, Benedict 

Deed-1657 67 

Cahoone, William to Hagbourne, Samuel Deed-1670 161 

Calhoune, William from Terry, Thomas Deed-1662/3 161 

Calverly, Edmund to Easton, Peter Receipt-1672 18 

Canonicus & Miantunomu to Williams, Roger Deed-1637 162 

Canonicus to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1675 80 

Card, Joseph Land Recorded-1674 42 

Card, Joseph from Case, James Deed-1688-9 225 

Carder, Richard to Gorton, Samuel Deed-1650 137 

Carder, Richard et al. from Miantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Carpenter, Abijah from Carpenter, Joseph Deed-1673 47 

Carpenter, Joseph to Arnold, Stephen Deed-1674 50 

Carpenter, Joseph to Carpenter, Abijah Deed-1673 47 

Carpenter, William from Greene, John, Jr. Deed-1658 52 

Carr, Caleb & Barker, James from Awawsunks et al. Deed- 
1674 49, 53 



VI 

Carr, Caleb & Cranston, John to Arnold, Benedict Deed- 1659.. 200 

Carr, Caleb, from Cranston, John Deed-1675 79 

Carr, Caleb to Heffernan, Susanah. Settlement-1680-81 1S9 

Carr, Caleb to Paine, Thomas Deed-1688 ^ 217 

Carr, Caleb et al. from Quisaquance Deed-1&59 68 

Carr, Caleb from Sanford, Peleg Deed-1675 84 

Carr, Esek & Susannah to Carr, Robert Deed- 1687 222 

Carr, Robert from Carr, Esek & Susannah Deed-1687 222 

Carr, Robert to Davis, Samuel Deed-1676 98 

Carr, Susanna & Esek to Carr, Robert Deed-1687 222 

Case, James to Card, Joseph Deed-1688-9 225 

Case, Joseph from Bull, Ezekiel Deed-1693 231 

Chamberlin, Henry to Hudlestone, Valentine Deed-1679-80 131 

Champlin, Jeffery to Clarke, Walter Deed-1669 92 

Champlin, John to Salmerdore, Negro Grant of Freedom 47 

ChampHn, John to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1675 82 

Chandler, Edmond et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657... 145 

Chandler, Samuel to Earle, William Deed-1660 198 

Chandler, Samuel to Earle, William & Wilcox, Daniel Deed- 

1662 198 

Chapman, Ralph to Allen, Christopher Deed-1693 239 

Chapman, Ralph from Hart, John Deed-1688 226 

Chapman, Ralph to Slocom, Giles Deed-1693-4 240 

Christophers, Jeffrey & John Ship Protest-1689 224 

Christophers, John & Jeffery Ship Protest-1689 224 

Clarke, Carew to Ward, Thomas Deed-1679 127 

Clarke Hannah from Wilbur, Samuel Deed-1666 44 

Clarke, John to Smith, Richard Deed-1674 44 

Clarke, John from Terry, Thomas Deed-1663 162 

Clarke, John to Tew, Richard Deed-1650 180 

Clarke, Latham from Wilbur, Samuel Deed-1671 45 

Clarke, Thomas Will-1674 56 

Clarke, Capt. Thomas to Albro, John & Lawton, George Deed- 

1677 109 

Clarke, Walter Land Recorded-1665 93 

Clarke, Walter to Brenton, William Deed-1657 70 

Clarke, Walter from Champlin, Jeffery Deed-1669 92 

Clarke, Walter to Coggeshall, John Deed-1674 87 

Clarke, Walter & Vaughan, Mrs. Frances Agreement-1656 43 

Clarke, Weston & Greene, John from Withington, Peleg Power 

of Attorney-1686 207 

Clarke, Weston to King, Daniel Deed-1687 221' 

Clarke, William Appraisal of Land-1679 129 

Clarke, William Land Recorded-1679 129 



VII 

Clarke, William from Brenton, William et al. Deed-1674 Ill 

Clarke, William to Lay, Edward Deed-1679 130 

Clarke, William from Paine, John Deed-1677 128 

Clarke, William to Pearce, John Deed-1675 113 

Clarke, William from Tew, Henry Marriage Indenture-1633 9 

Cobb, Gersham to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1668 32 

Cobb, John to Earle, William Deed'-1662 198 

Coddington, Nathaniel to Edwards, William Deed-1694 237 

Coddington, Nathaniel to Mew, Noel Deed-1686 190 

Coddington, Nathaniel from Winslow, Elizabeth Deed-1694 244 

Coddington, William Deposition-1652 59 

Coddington, William & Arnold, Benedict from Cagananaquoant 

Deed-1657 67 

Coddington, William et al. from Kaskottape Deed-1659 68 

Coddington, William & Coggeshall, John Agreement-1668 88 

Coddington, William to Greenman, David & Edward Deed-1642 104 

Coddington, William et ux. to Easton, Nicholas Deed-1672 19 

Coddington, William et al. from Quisaquance Deed-1659 68 

Cogamaquoant to Knight, Richard & Halls, Henry Deed-1664.. 6 

Coggeshall, John Land Recorded-1665 89 

Coggeshall, John & Brinley, William Orders of Council-1677. . 104 

Coggeshall, John from Clarke, Walter Deed-1674 87 

Coggeshall, John & Coddington, William Agreement-1668 88 

Coggeshall, John from Coggeshall, Elizabeth Baulston Divorce- 

1654 89 

Coggeshall, Elizabeth Baulston from Coggeshall, John Divorce- 

1654 89 

Coggeshall, John & William to Manchester, John Deed-1678... 130 

Coggeshall, Joshua to Cunagrave, Walter Deed-1651 185 

Coggeshall, Joshua & Vaughan, John Agreement-1671 213 

Coggeshall, William to Goulding, Roger Deed-1681 153 

Coggeshall, William &^John to Manchester, John Deed-1678... 130 

Coggeshall, William to Pearce, John Deed-1681 158 

Coles, Daniel et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Coles, Maher et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Collins, Lieutenant Elizur to Green, Thomas Indenture-1664 102 

Colson, Nathaniel & Cooke, Stephen Testimony-1678 114 

Colson, Nathaniel Survey-1678 114 

Congdon, Benjamin to Sheldon, John Deed-1683 230 

Cooke, John from Browne, Jeremiah & Mary Deed-1688 211 

Cooke, John from Burge, Thomas Deed-1671 30 

Cooke, John to Gibbs, Robert Deed-1673 30 

Cooke, John from Gibbs, Robert Deed Returned-1674 30 

Cooke, John from Manchester, William Deed-1680 138 



VIII 

Cooke, John from Manchester, William Deed-1680 139 

Cooke, John from Sisson, George Deed-1683 169 

Cooke, John to Ward, Thomas Deed-1680 134 

Cooke, Stephen & Colson, Nathaniel Testimony-1678 114 

Cornell, Richard to Wodell, Gersham Receipt-1672 20 

Cornell, Stephen & Thomas to Sisson, George Deed-1691 233 

Cornell, Thomas Land Recorded-1675 84 

Cornell, Thomas & Stephen to Sisson, George Deed-1691 233 

Correy, William from Earle, William Deed-166i9 155 

Correy, Capt. William from Manchester, William Deed-1681... 156 

Costin, William Will-1679 159 

Council, Orders of to Coggeshall, John & Brinley, William 1677 104 

Crandall, Elizabeth et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Crandall, Heber & Jeremiah from Crandall, John Deed-1678 115 

Crandall, Jeremiah & Heber from Crandall, John Deed-1678.. 115 

Crandall, John, Senr. to Crandall, John, Junr. Assignment-1670 69 

Crandall, John to Crandell, Jeremiah & Heber Deed-1678 115 

Crandall, John Junr. from Crandall, John Senr. Assignment- 
1670 69 

Crandall, John et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Crandall, John from Hall, Henry Deed-1693 229 

Cranston, Capt. John Ratification of deed-1673 30 

Cranston, John Land Recorded-1674 42 

Cranston, John to Carr, Caleb Deed-1675 79 

Cranston, John & Carr, Caleb to Arnold, Benedict Deed-1659.. 200 

Cranston, John from Gould, Thomas Deed-1673 29 

Cranston, John from Gould, Thomas Deed-1674 41 

Crow, William to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1668 33 

Cudworth, James et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 .... 145 

Cunagrave, Walter from Coggeshall, Joshua Deed-1651 185 

Cunagrave, Walter to Green, John Deed-1651 185 

Damon, John et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Davis, Aaron to Sanf ord, Peleg Deed-167S-73 73 

Davis, Samuel from Carr, Robert Deed-1676 98 

Deane, Thomas to Sisson, George Deed-1683 171 

Delano, Philip to Earle, William Deed-1660 198 

Derin, Samuel to Rathbone, John Deed-1671 11 

Dering, Mary to Sands, James Deed-1671 12 

Devell, Joseph to Ward, Thomas Deed-1679 130 

Devell, Joseph from Wilcox. Daniel Deed-1672 133 

Dodge, Tristram to George, Peter Deed-1666 15 

Dunham, John to Brigs, John Deed-1662 176 



IX 

Dunham, Samuel to Almy, John Deed-1668 36 

Durfee, Thomas from Brewster, Wrastlin Deed-1678 116 

Durfee, Thomas from Manchester, William Deed-1681 143 

Durfee, Thomas from Talman, Peter Deed-1683 169 

Dyre, Charles from Dyre, Samuel Deed-1687 206 

Dyre, Henry from Dyre, William Deed-1670 24 

Dyre, Henry & Samuel to Dyre, William Indenture-1670 232 

Dyre, Samuel to Dyre, Charles Deed-1687 206 

Dyre, Samuel & Henry to Dyre, William Indenture-1670 232 

Dyre, William Senr. to Dyre, William Junr. Deed-1670 179 

Dyre, William to Dyre, Henry Deed-1670 24 

Dyre, William from Dyre, Samuel & Henry Indenture-1670... 232 

Dyre, William Junr. from Dyre, William Senr. Deed-1670 179 

Earle, Ralph to Butts, Thomas Deed-1668 120 

Earle, William from Chandler, Samuel Deed-1660 198 

Earle, William from Cobb, John Deed-1662 198 

Earle, William to Correy, William Deed-1669 155 

Earle, William from Delano, Phillip Deed-1660 198 

Earle, William from Sands, James Deed- 199 

Earle, William & Wilcox, Daniel from Chandler, Samuel Deed- 

1666 198 

Easton, John to Brinley, Francis ReceTpt-1687 219 

Easton, John to Perry, Michael Receipt-1687-8 218 

Easton, Nicholas Will-1676 120 

Easton, Nicholas to Barker, James Deed-1674 79 

Easton, Nicholas from Button, Henry Indenture-1616 8 

Easton, Nicholas, from Coddington, William et ux. Deed-1672 19 

Easton, Nicholas to Greenman,^David & Edward Deed-1648 97 

Easton, Nicholas from Newport, town of Deed-1662 15 

Easton, Peter from Calverly, Edmund Receipt-1672 18 

Easton, Peter & Stevens, Henry Agreement-1652 76 

Edwards, William to Ayres, Robert Deed-1694 238 

Edwards, William from Coddington, Nathaniel Deed-1694 237 

Edwards, William from Evers, Robert Deed-1693 227 

Eliott, Asaph from Gerrish. William Deed-1682 163 

Evers, Robert to Edwards, William Deed-1692 227 

Fish, Preserved from Fish, Thomas Deed-1684 211 

Fish, Robert from Browning, William Deed-1687-8 212 

Fish, Robert from Cadman, Richard Deed-16S8 219 

Fish, Thomas to Fish, Preserved Deed-1684 211 

Fisher, Edward to Briggs, Hannah Deed-1677 157 

Foster, Timothy et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 



X 

Freeborne, Gideon Land Recorded-1639 58 

Freeborne, Gideon from Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 14 

Freeborne, Gideon from Warner, John Deed-1683 166 

Freeborne, William Land Recorded 58 

Fry, Thomas Senr. to Fry, Thomas Junr. Deed-1688-9 242 

Fry, Thomas Junr, from Fry, Thomas Senr. Deed-1688-9 242 

Fry, Thomas from Newport, town of Deed-1672 108 

Fry, Thomas from Wood, John Deed-1693-4 241 

Gardiner, George to Gardiner, Nicholas Deed-1673 99 

Gardiner, Nicholas from Gardiner, George Deed-1673 99 

Gardiner, Nicholas from Porter, John Deed-1671 99 

Gardiner, Nicholas from Porter, John Deed-1673 99 

Gardiner, William from Porter, John Deed-1671 95 

Gardner, George & Stanton, Robert from Wanuemaching Deed- 

1663 216 

Gardner, Henry et al. to Heflfernan, William Deed-1692 232 

Gardner, Henry et al. to Sewall, Samuel Deed-1693 242 

Gardner, Henry & Watson, John to Allen, Joseph Deed-1692 236 

George, Mary from George, Peter Deed-1679 128 

George, Peter from Dodge, Tristram Deed-1666 15 

George, Peter to George, Mary Deed-1679 128 

George, Peter to George, Samuel Deed-1678 129 

George, Peter to Williams, John Deed-1668 15 

George, Samuel from George, Peter Deed-1678 129 

Gerrish, William to Eliott, Asaph Deed-1682 163 

Gibbs, Robert from Cooke, John Deed-1673 30 

Gibbs, Robert to Cooke, John Deed Returned-1674 m 

Gibbs, Robert from Springer, Lawrance Deed-1679 126 

Ginings, Thomas from Brenton, William Deed-1659 48 

Ginings, Thomas Sr. to Ginings, Thomas, Jr. Deed-1674 48 

Ginings, Thomas Jr. from Ginings, Thomas Sr. Deed-1674 48 

Gonzales, Lawrence to Hall, Will Assignment of Deed^l672... 17 
Gonzales, Lawrence from Kent, Thomas Power of Attorney- 

1672 " 17 

Goose, John Protest-1677 100 

Gorton, John from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 119 

Gorton, Samuel from Carder, Richard Deed-1650 137 

Gorton, Samuel to Coles, Daniel et al. Deed-1677 134 

Gorton, Samuel to Gorton, John Deed-1677 119 

Gorton, Samuel & Houldon, Randall from Cachanaquant Deed- 

1695 117 

Gorton, Samuel et al. from Miantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Gould, Daniel to Surkett, John Deed-1687 204 



XI 

Gould, Elizabeth Testimony-1684 176 

Gould, Thomas from Aquinaumpau Deed-1660 29 

Gould, Thomas to Cranston, John Deed-1673 29 

Gould, Thomas from Koshkotap Deed-1657 29 

Gould, Thomas to Brenton, William Deed-1675 83 

Gould, Thomas to Cranston, John Deed-1674 41 

Gould, Thomas from Surkett, John Deed-1696 245 

Goulding, Penelope & Roger from Arnold, Benedict Deed- 

1676 105 

Goulding, Roger from Coggeshall, William Deed-1681 153 

Goulding, Roger ,& Penelope from Arnold, Benedict Deed- 

1676 105 

Green, James & Thomas from Green, John Sr. Deed-1675 102 

Green, John from Cunagrave, Walter Deed- 1651 185 

Green, John Sr. to Green, James & Thomas Deed-1675 102 

Green, John to Greene, James Deed-1681-2 173 

Green, John from Greenman, Edward & David Deed-1647 184 

Green, Thomas from Collins, Lieutenant Elizur Indenture- 

1664 102 

Green, Thomas & James from Green, John Senr. Deed-1675 102 

Green, Thomas from Todd, Walter Deed-1673-4 101 

Greene, James from Green, John Deed-1681-2 173 

Greene, John Jr. to Carpenter, William Deed-1656 52 

Greene, John & Clarke, Weston from Withington, Peleg Power 

of Attorney-1686 207 

Greene, John to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1654 46 

Greene, John et al. from Miantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Greene, John to Sisson, George Deed- 1693 234 

Greenell, Matthew to Manchester, Thomas Deed-1681 153 

Greenell, Matthew from Manchester, William Deed-1681 142 

Greenell, Matthew from Tripp, John Deed-1651 145 

Greenell, Mathew from Weeden, Rose Deed-1673 38 

Greenhill, Daniel to Brightman, Henry Deed-1683 220 

Greenhill, Matthew & Manchester, William to Ward, Thomas 

Deed-1682 167 

Greenman, David Land Recorded-1648 97 

Greenman, David & Edward from Coddington, William Deed- 
1642 104 

Greenman, David & Edward from Easton, Nicholas Deed-1648 97 

Greenman, David & Edward to Green, John Deed-1647 184 

Greenman, Edward & David from Coddington, William Deed- 
1642 104 

Greenman, Edward & David from Easton, Nicholas Deed-1'648 97 
Greenman, Edward & David to Green, John Deed-1647 184 



XII 

Hagbourne, Samuel from Cahoone, William Deeci-1670 161 

Hall, Henry to Crandall, John Deed-1693 229 

Hall, Henry to Knight, Jonathan Deed-1693 230 

Hall, Henry to Ray, James Deed-1693 227 

Hall, Henry to Sheldon, John Deed-1693 229 

Hall, Henry to Tanner, William Deed-1693 228 

Hall, Margaret from Robinson, Edward Deed-1684 184 

Hall, Henry to Wells, Peter Deed-1693 228 

Hall, Will from iGonzales, Lawrence Assignment of Deed-1672 17 

Hall, William to Sisson, Richard Deed-165& 71 

Hall, Henry & Knight, Richard from Cogamaquoant Deed-1664 6 

Hanna, Mary & Robert from Wilson, Samuel Deed-1688 215 

Hanna, Robert & Mary from Wilson, Samuel Deed-1688 215 

Harris, Andrew from Westcott, Robert Deed-1656 152 

Hart, Freeborn from Brenton, William et al. Deed-1674 237 

Hart, John to Chapman, Ralph Deed-1688 226 

Hazard, Robert from Brenton, William et al. Deed-1671... 12 

Hazard, Robert to Brownell, George Deed-1671 13 

Hazard, Robert to Freeborne, Gideon Deed-1671 14 

Hazard, Robert against Hazard, Thomas Claim-1677 110 

Hazard, Thomas Will-1676 110 

Hazard, Thomas from Hazard, Robert Claim-1677 110 

Hatch, Walter et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-16'57 145 

Hajtherly, Timothy et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657... 145 

Haviland, William to Malins, Robert Deed-il675 81 

Heffeman, Susannah from Carr, Caleb Settlement-1680-81 139 

Heffernan, William from Sewall, Samuel et al. Deed-1692 232 

Herbert, John Protest-1676 95 

Hicks, John to Sabeere, Stephen Deed-1677 100 

Hicks, Thomas to Springer, Lawrence Deed-1679 126 

Hicks, Samuel to Ward, Thomas Deed-1672 151 

Hicks, Samuel to Ward, Thomas Deed-1682 167 

Higgin, Seaborn Land Recorded-1675 85 

Hodges, Henry to Borden, John Deed-1680-81 197 

Holloway, Malachi to Borden, John Deed-1680 196 

Hollyman, Ezekiel & Holden, Randall from Tacommonan Deed- 

1654 191 

Holmes, John from Wilson, Samuel Deed-1687 214 

Holmes, John from Wilson, Samuel Indenture-1687 215 

Holden, Randall et al. from Kaskottape Deed-1659 68 

Holden, Randall & Gorton. Samuel from Cachanaquant Deed- 

1695 117 

Holden, Randall & Hollyman, Ezekiel from Tacommonan Deed- 

1654 191 



XIII 

Holden, Randall et al. from Miantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Holden, Randall to Paine, Anthony Deed-1645 38 

Holden, Capt. Randall & Williams, Roger Testimony-1664 178 

Hoskins, John to Borden, John Deed-1680 196 

House, Samuel et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-ieST 145 

Howland, Henry et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Hubbard, Samuel Land Recorded-ltj72 14 

Hudlestone, Valentine from Allen, Matthew Deed-1679 132 

Hudlestone, Valentine from Chamberlin, Henry Deed-1679-80. . 131 

Hudlestone, Valentine from Manchester, John Deed-1679 131 

Hull, John et al. to Clarke, William Deed-1674 Ill 

Hull, John et al. to Hart, Freeborn Deed-1674 237 

Hull, John et al. to Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 l2 

Hull, John from Smith, Richard Deed-1687 217 

Hull, Joseph from Allen, Joseph Deed-1693 235 

Hutchinson, Elisha & Hannah to Brenton, William Deed-1670. . 135 
Hutchinson, Hannah & Elisha to Brenton, William Deed-1670.. 135 

Inman, Edward Land Recorded-1675 80 

Inman, Edward to Blackmore, James & Buckman, John Deed- 

1673 21 

Inman, Edward to Buckland, Banjamin et al. Deed-1672. .a&b 22 

Inman, Edward from Manion, William Deed-1669 20 

Inman, Edward & Mowry, John to Blackmore, James & Buckman, 

John Deed-1672 21, 22 

Inman Edward & Mowry, John Land Recorded*-1672 24 

Inman, Edward & Mowry, John from IMannion, William Deed- 

1666 20 

Inman, Edward from Philip. King of the Wampanoags et al. 

Deed-1669 21 

Jackson, Samuel et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

JeflFery, William Will-1674 66 

Jeffery, William with Knight, Richard Agreement-1650 5 

JeflFery, William to Turner, Lawrence Deed-1653-4 28 

Jennings (See Ginings). 

Jones, Mary from Taylor, Rebecca & Nelson, John Deed-1685.. 193 

Jones, Philip to Taylor, Rebecca & Nelson. John Mortgage- 

1683 192 

Jourdaine, John to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1668 36 

Kashotap to Coddington, William et al. Deed-1659 68 

Kelly, Michael from- Newport, town of Deed-1673 108 

Kendrick, George from Knight, Richard Deed-1656 27 

Kendrick, George to Turner, Lawrence Deed-1663 27 



XIV 

Kent, Thomas to Gonzales, Lawrence Power of Attorney-1672. . 17 
Kent, Thomas from Portsmouth, town of Ratification of hold- 

ings-1672 . . . 17 

King, Daniel from Qarke, Weston Deed-1687 221 

Knight, Jonathan from Hall, Henry Deed-1693 230 

Knight, Richard Entail-1648 6 

Knight, Richard & Hall, Henry from Cogamaquoant Deed-1664 6 

Knight, Richard with Jefifery, William Agreement-1650 5 

Knight, Richard to Kendrick, George Deed-1656 27 

Knight, Richard from Rogers, James Deed-1648 5 

Knight, Richard to Turner, Lawrence Deed-1658 26 

Koshkotap to Gould, Thomas Deed-1657 29 

Lake, David to Bailey, John Deed-16&7-8 216 

1673 81 

Lamb, Caleb & Williams, Stephen from Wise, Joseph, Sr. Deed- 

Lawton, Daniel from Lawton, Thomas Power of Attorney-1674 57 

Lawton, George & Albro, John from Clarke, Capt. Thomas 

Deed-1677 109 

Lawton, George, from Bowne, Andrew Deed-1687 206 

Lawton, George to Lawton, Robert Deed-1688 214 

Lawton, George to Lawton, Robert Assignment-1688 223 

Lawton, Isaac from Cadman, Richard Deed-1688 219 

Lawton, Robert from Lawton, George Deed-1688 214 

Lawton, Robert from Lawton, George Assignment-1688 223 

Lawton, Robert from Wodell, William Deed-1688-9 224 

Lawton, Thomas from Almy, John Assignment of deed-1671.. 34 

Lawton, Thomas from Almy, John Deed-1671 35 

Lawton, Thomas from Almy, John Deed-1671 36 

Lawton, Thomas from Almy, John Deed-1671 37 

Lawton, Thomas from Almy, John Deed-1671 38 

Lawton, Thomas & Almy, John Agreement-1673 46 

Lawton, Thomas from Bradford, Alice Deed-1668 33 

Lawton, Thomas to Briggs, John Deed-1668 34 

Lawton, Thomas from Cobb, Gersham Deed-1668 32 

Lawton, Thomas from Crow, William Deed-1668 33 

Lawton, Thomas from Greene, John Deed-1654 46 

Lawton, Thomas from Jourdaine, John Deed-1668 36 

Lawton, Thomas to Lawton, Daniel Power of Attorney-1674.. 57 

Lawton, Thomas from Nelson, WilHam Deed-1668 32 

Lay, Edward from Clarke, William Deed-1679 130 

Layton, John to Tew, Richard Deed-1643 65 

Leonard, James to Sheffield, Icabod Deed-1681 182 

Lloyd, James from Sylvester, Nathaniel Deed-1678 172 



XV 

Long, Philip Land Bounded-1680-81 165 

Long, Philip & Vaughan, Daniel Agreement-1682 164 

Loveday, Thomas to Barker, William Power of Attorney-1671. . 19 

Lynch, Sir Thomas to Paine, Capt. Thomas Order-1682 170 

Makepeace, William to Ward, Thoma"? Deed-1680 149 

Makepeace, William to Ward, Thomas Deed-1681 150 

Malins, Robert from Haviland, William Deed-1675 81 

Mamamutt to Alderman Deed-1683 175 

Mamamutt to Wilcox, Daniel Deed-1683 174 

Man, James to Smith, Philip Deed-1688 223 

Manchester, John from Coggeshall, John & William Deed-1678 130 

Manchester, John to Hudlestone, Valentine Deed-1679 131 

Manchester, Thomas to Borden, Matthew Deed-1682 170 

Manchester, Thomas from Browning, William Deed-1684-5 179 

Manchester, Thomas from Grenell, Matthew Deed-1681 153 

Manchester, Thomas to Pearce, John Deed-1681 144 

Manchester, Thomas to Pearce, John Deed-1681 157 

Manchester, Thomas to Sisson, Richard Deed-1658 71 

Manchester, William to Cooke, John Deed-1680 138 

Manchester, William to Cooke, John Deed-1680 139 

Manchester, William to Correy, Capt. William Deed-1681 156 

Manchester, William to Durfee, Thomas Deed-1681 143 

Manchester, William & Greenhill, Matthew to Ward, Thomas 

Deed-1682 167 

Manchester, William to Grenell, Matthew Deed-1681 142 

Manchester, William to Pearce, John Deed-1681 141 

Manion, William to Inman, Edward Deed-1669 20 

Manion, William to Inman, Edward & Mowry, John Deed-1666 :20 

Maxson, John from Utley. Samuel Deed-1687-8 221 

^^ayhew, Matthew to Sanford, Peleg et al. Deed-1674 108 

Mays, Sarah et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Mays, William from Brinley, Frances Deed-1673-4 236 

Mays, William et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Mew, Noel from Coddington, Nathaniel Deed-1686 190 

Miantonomi & Cannonicus to Williams, Roger Deed^l637 162 

Miantonomi to Holden. Randall et al. Deed-1642 113 

Mirick, William to Ward, Thomas Deed-1673 106 

Moore, Richard et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Morton, Nathaniel et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Morton, Thomas to Almy, John Deed-1668 34 

Mosher, Hugh to Brightman, Henry Deed-1689 225 

Mott. Jacob, from Wilcox, Daniel Deed-1682 194 



XVI 

Mott, Jacob, from Wodell, William Deed-1684 195 

Mowry, Joseph from Wilcox, Daniel Deed-1682 160 

Mowry, John & Inman, Edward to Blackmore, James & Buckman, 

John Deed-1672 21, 22 

Mowry, John & Inman, Edward Land Recorded-1672 24 

Mowry, John & Inman, Edward from Minnion, William Deed- 

1666 20 

Mumford, Stephen & Ayres, Robert from Phips, Mary Receipt- 

1694 245 

Mumford, Stephen & Ayres, Robert to Phips, Sir William 

Deed-1687 213 

Mumford, Stephen & Ayres, Robert from Walley, John Deed- 
1687 208 

Mumford, Thomas to Battey, Samson Deed-1693 239 

Mumford, Thomas et al. to Clarke, William Deed-1674 Ill 

Mumford, Thomas et al. to Hart, Freeborn Deed-1674 237 

Mumford, Thomas et al. to Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 12 

Mumford, Thomas et al. to Heffernan, William Deed-1692 232 

Mumford, Thomas to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1667 72 

Mumford, Thomas et al. to Sewall, Samuel Deed-1693 242 

Mumford, Thomas to Thomas, John Deed-1693 239 

Nash, Samuel to Bartlett, Benjamin Deed-1666 146 

Nash, Samuel et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Naw-naw-nanten-new to Arnold, Stephen Deed-1674 78 

Neales, Henry, from Allis, John Deed-1685 192 

Nelson, John & Taylor, Rebecca from Jones, Philip Mortgage- 

1683 192 

Nelson, John & Taylor, Rebecca to Jones, Mary Deed-1685 193 

Nelson, William to Lawton, Thomas Deed-1668 32 

Newbery, Walter from Richardson, William Deed-1674 94 

Newport, town of versus Arnold, Benedict 1671 85 

Newport, town of from Arnold, Benedict Deed-1673 86 

Newport, town of from Arnold, Benedict Deed-1673 199 

Newport, town of to Barker, James Deed-1662 16 

Newport, town of to Easton, Nicholas Deed-1662 15 

Newport, town of to Fry, Thomas Deed-1672 108 

Newport, town of Highways-1654 . . .^ 54 

Newport, town of to Kelly, Michael Deed-1673 1C8 

Newport, town of to Sanford, John Deed-1674 74 

Newport, town of to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1674 75 

Nicholson, Joseph to Nicholson, Samuel Power of Attorney- 

1672 . _. 18 



XVII 

Nicholson, Samuel from Nicholson, Joseph Power of Attorney- 

1672 18 

Niles, Nathaniel to Sewall, Samuel Deed-1692 243 

Ousamequen et al. to Chandler, Edmond et al. Deed-1657 145 

Paine, Anthony from Holden, Randall Deed-1645 38 

Paine, John to Appleton, Samuel Deed-1663 110 

Paine, John to Clarke, William Deed-1677 128 

Paine, John to Taynter, Joseph Trust Deed-1669 39 

Paine, Thomas from Carr, Caleb Deed-1688 217 

Paine, Capt. Thomas from Lynch, Sir Thomas Order-1682 170 

Painter, Thomas to Tew, Richard Deed-1663-4 ,66 

Palmer, Henry to Sabeere, Stephen Award-1672 25 

Park, William from Wise, Joseph Deed-1671 40 

Parker, John Land Recorded-1676 96 

Parker, Richard from Williams, Roger Deed-1678 113 

Parker, John to Sisson, George Deed-1688 222 

Parker, Richard from Throckmorton, John Deed-1654 163 

Partridge, Ralph et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Pawtuxet, Purchasers of to Westcott, Stukely Deed-1648 151 

Peabody, William et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Pearce, John from Clarke, William Deed-1675 112 

Pearce, John from Coggeshall, William Deed-1681 158 

Pearce, John from Manchester, Thomas Deed-1681 144 

Pearce, John from Manchester, Thomas Deed-1681 157 

Pearce, John from Manchester, William Deed-1681 141 

Perry, Michael from Easton, John Receipt-1687-8 218 

Phillip, King of the Wampanoags et al. to Inman, Edward Deed- 
1669 21 

Phips, Mary to Mumford, Stephen & Ayres, Robert Receipt- 

1694 245 

Phips, Sir William from Mumford, Stephen & Ayres, Robert 

Deed-1687 213 

Pocoke, John to Browne, Capt. John Deed-1683 171 

Porter, John et al to Clarke, William Deed-1674 Ill 

Porter, John to Gardiner, Nicholas Deed-1671 99 

Porter, John to Gardiner, Nicholas Deed-1673 99 

Porter, John to Gardiner, William Deed-1671 95 

Porter, John et al. to Hart, Freeborn, Deed-1674 237 

Porter, John et al. to Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 12 

Porter, John & Sanford, John Testimony-1669 178 

Porter, John to Smith, Richard Deed^l671 9 

Portsmouth, town of to Kent, Thomas Ratification of Holdings- 

1672 17 



xviir 

Potter, Robert et al. from Miantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Powell, Ralph to Simmons, John Deed-1679 147 

Quisaquance to Brenton, William et al. Deed-1659 68 

Rainebrow, Edward to Browne, William Deed-167a 91 

Rathbon, John from Alcock, John heirs of Receipt-1672 238 

Rathbone, John from Bering, Samuel Deed-1671 11 

Rathbone, John & Allen, William to Sirkett, John Deed-1687.. 205 
Rathbone, John & Vose, Edward from Williams, John Deed- 
1671 11 

Ray, James from Hall, Henry Deed-1693 227 

Read, John from Boomer, Mathew Deed-1677 122 

Read, William to Brookes, Thomas Deed-1687 200 

Reape. Joan to Rhodes, Zachariah Deed-1676-7 109 

Reape, Sarah to Smith, Leonard Deed-1674 57 

Reckes, John from Shivereck, Samuel Deed-1680 152 

Rhodes, Zachariah to Arnold, Stephen Deed-1663 78 

Rhodes, Zachariah from Reape, Joan Deed-1676-7 109 

Richard, John to Almy, John Deed-1671 37 

Richardson, William to Newbery, Walter Deed-1674 94 

Ringe, Andrew to Almy, John Deed-1668 35 

Robinson, Edward to Billings, Samuel Deed-1658 47 

Robinson, Edward Junr. & Francis from Robinson, Edward Senr. 

Deed-1686 200 

Robinson, Edward to Robinson, Edward Junr. & Francis Deed- 
1686. 200 

Robinson, Edward to Hall, Margaret Deed-1684 184 

Robinson, Francis & Edward Junr. from Robinson, Edward Senr. 

Deed-1686. . ^ 200 

Rodman, John from Alcock, John Deed-1687 202 

Rodman, John from Wharton, Philip to Briggs, Nathaniel 

Deed-1684 204 

Rogers, James to Knight, Richard Deed-1648 5 

Rogers, James from Sanford, John Deed-1659 90 

Sabeere, Stephen from Hicks, John Deed-16i77 100 

Sabeere, Stephen from Smith, John Deed-1676 90 

Sabeere, Stephen to Palmer, Henry Award-1672 25 

Salmerdore (Negro) from Champlin, John Grant of Freedom.. 47 

Sands, James from Dering, Mary Deed-1671 12 

Sands, James to Earle, William Deed 199 

Sanford, John et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Sanford, John from Newport, town of Deed-1674 74 

Sanford, John & Porter, John Testimony-1669 178 



XIX 

Sanf ord, John to Rogers, James Deed-1659 90 

Sanford, John to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1674 75 

Sanf ord, Mary et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Sanford, Peleg from Brenton, William Deed-1670 72 

Sanford, Peleg from Brenton, William Deed-1674 74 

Sanford, Peleg, from Brenton, William Deed-1679 136 

Sanford, Peleg to Brenton, William Deed-1685 186 

Sanford, Peleg to Carr, Caleb Deed-1675 84 

Sanford, Peleg from Champlin, John Deed-1675 82 

Sanford, Peleg from Cananicus Deed-1675 80 

Sanford, Peleg from Davis, Aaron Deed-1672-73 73 

Sanford, Peleg et al. to HeflFernan, William Deed-1692 232 

Sanford, Peleg et al. from (Mayhew, Matthew Deed-1674 108 

Sanford, Peleg from Mumford, Thomas Deed-1667 72 

Sanford, Peleg from Newport, town of Deed-1674 75 

Sanford, Peleg from Sanford, John Deed-1674 75 

Sanford, Peleg et al. to Sewall, Samuel Deed-1693 242 

Sanford, Peleg from Sisson, Richard Deed-1660 71 

Sanford, Peleg to Slocom, Peleg Deed-1693 231 

Sanford, Peleg et al. from Throckmorton, John Deed-1687... 209 

Sanford, Peleg, from Waterman, Thomas Deed-1672-73 73 

Saunders, Tobias & Turner, Lawrence Land Recorded-1673 28 

Sayles, John to Arnold, Stephen Deed-1659 77 

Sewall, Hannah et al. to Heflfernan, William Deed-1692 232 

Sewall, Samuel from Brenton, Jahleel et al. Deed-1693 242 

Sewall, Samuel et al. to Heffernan, William Deed-1692 232 

Sewall, Samuel from Niles, Nathaniel Deed-1692 243 

Sheffield, Icabod from Leonard, James Deed-1681 182 

Sheldon, John from Congdon, Benjamin Deed-1683 230 

Sheldon, John from Hall, Henry Deed-1693 229 

Shivereck, Samuel to Reckes, John Deed-1680' 152 

Shotton, Samson et al. from Miantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Simmons, John Will-1678-9 121 

Simmons, John from Powell, Ralph Deed-1679 147 

Simmons, John to Ward, Thomas Deed-1679 133 

Simmons, John to Ward, Thomas Deed-1680 148 

Sirkett, John from Allen, William & Rathbone, John Deed- 
1687 205 

Sirkett, John from Gould, Daniel Deed-1687 204 

Sisson, George Land Bounded-1682-3 166 

Sisson, George to Brighton, Henry Deed-1681 172 

Sisson, George from Browne, William Deed-1681-2 159 

Sisson, George to Cooke, John Deed-1683 169 



XX 

Sisson, George from ComeU, Thomas & Stephen Deed-1691... 233 

Sisson, George from Deane, Thomas Deed-1683 171 

Sisson, George from Greene, John Deed-1693 234 

Sisson, George from Parker, John Deed-168& 222 

Sisson, George from Tripp, Peleg Deed-16i77 105 

Sisson, Richard from Hall, William Deed-1658 71 

Sisson, Richard from Manchester, Thomas Deed-1658 71 

Sisson, Richard to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1660 71 

Slocum, Giles from Chapman, Ralph Deed-1693-4 240 

Slocum, Peleg from Sanford, Peleg Deed-1693 231 

Smith, Edward & Barker, James Bounds changed-1657 48 

Smith, Elisha & Barker, James Agreement-1675 92 

Smith, John to Sabeere, Stephen Deed-1676 90 

Smith, Leonard from Reape, Sarah Deed-1674... 57 

Smith, Philip from Man, James Deed-1688 223 

Smith, Philip et al. from Mayhew, Matthew Deed-1674 108 

Smith, Richard from Atherton, Jonathan Deed-1673 31 

Smith, Richard to Briggs, John Deed-1672 49 

Smith, Richard from Clarke, John Deed-1674 44 

Smith, Richard to Hull, John Deed-1687 217 

Smith, Richard from Porter, John Deed-1671 9 

Smith, Richard to Terry, Joseph & Bailey, Richard Deed- 

1671-2 31 

Smith, Richard et al. from Quisaquance Deed-1659 68 

Southworth, Constant et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 146 

Southworth, Thomas to Almy, John Deed-1668 34 

Southworth, Thomas et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Springer, Lawrence to Gibbs, Robert Deed-1679 126 

Springer, Lawrence from Hicks, Thomas Deed-1679 126 

Stafford, Thomas to Warner, John Deed-1684-5 181 

StaflFord, Thomas from Warner, John Deed-1684-5 181 

Stanton, Robert ,& Gardner, George from Wanuemaching, Deed- 

1662 216 

Stevens, Henry to Boomer, Matthew Deed-1676 96 

Stevens, Henry to Easton, Peter Agreement-1652 76 

Stoughton, William from Walley, John Mortgage-1685 188 

Stoughton, William to Walley, John Deed-1687 207 

Strainge, John Senr. to Strainge, John Junr. Deed-1687 205 

Strainge, John Junr. to Strainge, John Senr. Deed-1687 206 

Surkett, John to Gould, Thomas Deed-1696 245 

Sweet, Philip to Warner, John Deed-1684 177 

Sylvester, Nathaniel to Lloyd, James Deed-1678 172 

Tacoramonan to Holden, Randall & Hollyman, Ezekiel Deed- 

1654 191 



XXI 

Talman, Peter to Durfee, Thomas Deed-1683 169 

Talman, Peter from Wamsetta Deed-1661 188 

Tanner, William from Hall, Henry Deed-1693 228 

Tatapanum et al. to Cudworth, James et al. Deed-1657 145 

Taylor, Rebecca & Nelson, John to Jones, Mary Deed-1685 193 

Taylor, Rebecca & Nelson, John from Jones, Philip Mortgage- 

1683 192 

Taynter, Joseph from Paine, John Trust Deed-1669 39 

Terry, Joseph & Bailey, Richard from Smith, Richard Deed- 

1671-2 31 

Terry, Thomas to Acres, John Deed-1670 23 

Terry, Thomas, to Administrators of John Hull's Estate Deed- 
1683 183 

Terry, Thomas to Calhoane, William Deed-1662-3 161 

Terry, Thomas to Clarke, John Deed-1663 162 

Terry, Thomas from Williams, John Receipt-1677 173 

Tew, Henry Land Recorded-1674 65 

Tew, Henry to Clarke, William Marriage Indenture-1663 9 

Tew, Richard from Anthony, John Deed-1642 64 

Tew, Richard from Barker, James Deed-1665 66 

Tew, Richard to Billing, Seaborne Deed- 84 

Tew, Richard from Clarke, John Deed-1650 180 

Tew, Richard from Layton, John Deed-1643 65 

Tew, Richard from Painter, Thomas Deed-1663 or 4 66 

Tew, Richard from Wood, Thomas Deed-1657 ,. 85 

Thomas, John from Mumford, Thomas Deed-1693 239 

Throckmorton, John to Brenton, Jahleel et al. Deed-1687 209 

Throckmorton, John to Parker, Richard Deed-1654 163 

Tibbitts, Henry to Ward, Thomas Deed-1672 132 

Tift, John Will-1674 . 165 

Tisdale, John et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Todd, Walter to Green, Thomas Deed-1673-4 101 

Tripp, John to Grenell, Matthew Deed-1651 145 

Tripp, John to Tripp, Joseph Deed-1671 16 

Tripp, John to Tripp, Peleg Deed-1665 19 

Tripp, John from Weeden, Rose Receipt-1650 144 

Tripp, Joseph from Tripp, John Deed-1671 16 

Tripp, Peleg to Sisson, George, Deed-1677 105 

Tripp, Peleg from Tripp, John Deed-1665 19 

Tulie, John to Vaughan, Daniel Deed-1682 164 

Turner, Humphry et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Turner, Lawrence Land Recorded-1673 28 

Turner, Lawrence from Barker, Joseph Deed-1688 2l2 

Turner, Lawrence from Jeffery, William Deed-1653-4 28 



XXII 

Turner, Lawrence from Kendrick, George Deed-1663 27 

Turner, Lawrence from Knight, Richard Deed-1658 26 

Turner, Lawrence & Saunders, Tobias Land. Recorded-1673. . . 28 

Utley, Samuel to Maxson, John Deed-l&87-8 221 

Vaughan, Daniel & Long, Philip Agreement-1682 164 

Vaughan, Daniel from Tulie, John Deed-1682 164 

Vaughan, Daniel from Vaughan, George Deed-1686 201 

Vaughan, Daniel from Vaughan, John, Deed-1687 202 

Vaughan, Mrs. Francis & Clarke, Walter Agreement-1656 43 

Vaughan, George to Vaughan, Daniel Deed-1686 201 

Vaughan, John Land Recorded-1675 81 

Vaughan, John & Coggeshall, Joshua Agreement-1671 213 

Vaughan, John to Vaughan, Daniel Deed-1687 202 

Vaughan, John Land Recorded-1673 25 

Vaughan, John Sr. to Vaughan, John Jr. Deed-1673 26 

Vaughan, John Jr. from Vaughan, John Sr. Deed-1673 26 

Vaughan, William Tesfimony-1671 180 

Vose, Edward & Rathbone, John from Williams, John Deed- 

1671 . . . . , 11 

Wadsworth, Christopher et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed- 

1657 145 

Waite, Thomas to Ward, Thomas Deed-1680 149 

Walley, John to Ayres, Robert & Mumford, Stephen Deed- 
1687 208 

Walley, John to Brenton, William Deed-1685 186 

Walley, John from Brenton, William Deed-1685 188 

Walley, John to Mumford, Stephen & Ayres, Robert Deed- 
1687 208 

Walley, John from Stoughton, William Deed-1687 207 

Walley, John, to Stoughton, William Mortgage-1685 188 

Wamsetta et al. to Cudworth, James et al. Deed-1657 145 

Wamsetta to Talman, Peter Deed-1661 188 

Wanucmaching, to Stanton, Robert & Gardner, George Deed- 

1662 216 

Ward, Thomas Land Recorded-1674 40 

Ward, Thomas from Almy, Christopher Deed-1681 155 

Ward, Thomas from Almy, Job Deed-1681 154 

Ward, Thomas from Almy, John Deed-1675 107 

Ward, Thomas from Brenton, William Deed-1686 189 

Ward, Thomas from Burge, Thomas Deed-1671 106 

Ward, Thomas from Burge, Thomas Deed-1674 107 

Ward, Thomas from Clarke, Carew Deed-1679 127 



XXIII 

Ward, Thomas from Cooke, John Deed-1680 134 

Ward, Thomas from Devell, Joseph Deed-1679 130 

Ward, Thomas from Hicks, Samuel Deed-1672 151 

Ward, Thomas from Hicks, Samuel Deed-1682 167 

Ward, Thomas from Makepeace, William Deed-1680 149 

Ward, Thomas from Makepeace, William Deed-1681 150 

Ward, Thomas, from Manchester, William & Greenehill, Matthew 

Deed-1682 167 

Ward, Thomas et al. from Mayhew, Matthew Deed-1674 108 

Ward, Thomas from Mirick, Thomas Deed-1673 106 

Ward, Thomas from Simmons, John Deed-1679 133 

Ward, Thomas from Simmons, John Deed-1680 148 

Ward, Thomas from Tibbitts, Henry Deed-1672 132 

Ward, Thomas from Waite, Thomas Deed-1680 149 

Ward, Thomas from Wilson, Samuel Deed-1682 168 

Warner, Anna et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Warner, John to Brownell, Thomas Deed-1677 144 

Warner, John from Busecot, Peter Deed Confirmed-1681-2. . . 176 

Warner, John to Freeborne, Gideon Deed-1682 166 

Warner, John et al. from Gorton, Samuel Deed-1677 134 

Warner, John et al. from Miantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Warner, John from Stafford, Thomas Deed-1684-5 181 

Warner, John, to Stafford, Thomas Deed-1684-5 181 

Warner, John from Sweet, Philip Deed-1684 177 

Warner, Jolm Senr. to Warner, John Junr. Deed-1683 158 

Warner, John junr. from Warner, John Senr. Deed-1683 158 

Waterman, John et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Waterman, Richard et al from Mdantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Waterman, Thomas to Sanford, Peleg Deed-1672-73 73 

Watson, George et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657 145 

Watson, John & Gardner, Henry to Allen, Joseph Deed-1692.. 235 

Weeden, Rose to Greenell, Matthew Deed-1673 38 

Weeden, Rose to Tripp, John Receipt-1650 144 

Weeden, William Land Recorded-1674 42 

W^ells, Peter from Hall, Henry Deed-1693 228 

West, Matthew Land Recorded-1674 40 

West, Matthew to West, Nathaniel Deed-1676-7 _. 93 

West, Nathaniel to West, Matthew Deed-1676-7 93 

Westcott, Robert to Harris, Andrew Deed-1656 152 

Westcott, Robert from Westcott, Stukely Deed-1656 152 

Westcott, Stukely from Pawtuxet, Purchasers of Deed-1648.. 151 

Westcott, Stukely to Westcott, Robert Deed-1656 152 

Weston, Francis et al. from Miantonomi Deed-1642 113 



XXIV 

Wharton, Philip from Alcock, John Deed-1686 203 

Wharton, PhiHp & Briggs, Nathaniel to Rodman, John Deed- 

1684 204 

Wicks, John et al. from Miantonomi Peed-1642 113 

Wilbur, John et al. to Heffeman, William Deed-1692 232 

Wilbur, John et al. ^o Sewall, Samuel Deed-1693 242 

Wilbur, Samuel to Clarke, Latham Deed-1671 45 

Wilbur, Samuel to Clarke, Hannah Deed-1666 44 

Wilbur, Samuel et al. to Clarke, William Deed-1674 Ill 

Wilbur, Samuel et al. to Hart, Freeborn Deed-1674 237 

Wilbur, Samuel et al. to Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 12 

Wilcox, Daniel to Devell, Joseph Deed-167S 133 

Wilcox, Daniel & Earle, William from Chandler, Daniel Deed- 

1662 198 

Wilcox, Daniel from Mamanuett Deed-1683 174 

Wilcox, Daniel to Mott, Jacob Deed-1682 194 

Wilcox, Daniel to Mowry, Joseph Deed-1682 160 

Williams, John Land Recorded-1679 , 125 

Williams, John from Acre, John Receipt-1672 24 

Williams, John from Alcock, John Power of Attorney-1668 23 

Williams, John from George, Peter Deed-1668 15 

Williams, John to Rathbone, John & Vose, Edward Deed-1671 11 

Williams, John to Terry, Thomas Receipt-1677 173 

Williams, Owin to Boomer, Matthew Indenture-1658 76 

Williams, Roger & Holden, Capt. Randall Testimony-1664 178 

Williams, Roger from Miantonomi & Canonicus Deed-1637. . . . 162 
Williams, Roger to Parker. Richard Deed-1678 113 

Williams, Stephen & Lamb, Caleb from Wise, Joseph Sr. Deed- 

1673 81 

Wilson, Samuel et al. to Clarke, William Deed-1674 Ill 

Wilson, Samuel to Hanna, Robert & Mary Deed-1688 215 

Wilson, Samuel et al. to Hart, Freeborn Deed-1674 237 

Wilson, Samuel et al. to Hazard, Robert Deed-1671 12 

Wilson, Samuel to Holmes, John Deed-1687 214 

Wilson, Samuel to Holmes, John Indenture-1687 215 

Wilson, Samuel to Ward, Thomas Deed-1682 168 

Winslow, Elizabeth to Coddington, Nathaniel Deed-1694 244 

Winslow, Josiah senr. et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed- 

1657 . 145 

Winslow, Kenelm et al. from Ousamequen et al. Deed-1657. . . . 145 
Wise, Joseph Sr. to Lamb, Caleb & Williams Stephen Deed- 

1673 81 

Wise, Joseph to Park, William Deed-1671 40 

Withington, PeTeg to Oarke, Weston & Greene, John Power of 

Attomey-1686 207 



XXV 

Wodell, Gersham from Cornell, Richard Receipt-16T£ 20 

Wodell, William to Lawton, Robert Deed-1688-9 224 

Wodell, William et al. from Mlantonomi Deed-1642 113 

Wodell, William to Mott, Jacob Deed-1684 195 

Wood, John to Fry, Thomas Deed-1693-4 241 

Wood, Thomas to Tew, Richard Deed-1657 85 




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