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Full text of "Second report of the record commissioners of the city of Boston : containing the Boston records, 1634-1660, and the book of possessions"

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SECOND REPORT 



Record Commissioners 



CITY OF EOS TON; 



CONTAINING THE 



BOSTON RECORDS, 1634-1660, AND THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



SECOiVn KIHTIOX. 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 Alien STREET. 
18 8 1. 



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[Document 46 — 1881.] p ij 



CITY OF i...&; J BOSTON. 




In Boaed of Aldermen, April 30, 1877. 

Ordered, That the Record Commissioners be authorized 
to publish a second report, to contain a transcript of the first 
volume of the Town Records and of the Book of Possessions, 
to be printed, bound, and distributed in the same manner as 
their first report, at an expense not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, to be charged to the appropriation for printing. 

Passed. Sent down for concurrence. May 3, came up 
concurred. Approved by the Mayor, May 7, 1877. 

A true copy. 

Attest ; 

JOHN T. PRIEST, 

Asst. City Clerk. 



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SECOND REPORT OF THE RECORD 
COMMISSIONERS. 

To His Honor the Mayor and the City Council of Boston : — 
It will be understood, from, the terms of the preceding 
vote, that no detailed report is to be expected from the 
Record Commissioners at the present time. Acting under 
the instructions given them, they have endeavored to present 
faithful transcripts of the two earliest volumes of the records 
of the town of Boston, viz., of the first Book of Records 
proper, and of the Book of Possessions. 

The value of the first volume of Records consists not 
only in the information given as to the names and posses- 
sions of the first inhabitants, but also in its indications of the 
extent of the powers exercised by the town authorities. 
Inasmuch as the progress of town government on the New 
England plan is, and always w^ill be, of great interest to the 
student of social science, it must be worth while to present 



IV 



City Document No. 46. 



to the public the full and exact statement of the proceedings 
of the greatest town in the colon3^ _ 

As to the Book of Possessions, it is sufficient to say tiiat 
this must be the foundation of all titles to real estate withui 
the old town limits, and that, therefore, it was, on many 
accounts, most desiral)le that it should be made accessible 
and permanent by receiving- the honors of print. 

The records of the town of Boston, now in the custody ot 
the City Clerk, may be described as follows : — 

Ten volumes, of which the lirst is here prmted, contam- 
ino- the acts of the town from 1634 to 1822. The hrst 
volume (1634-1660) contains also the acts ot the Selectmen ; 
the second volume (1660-1728) contains the acts of the 
Selectmen from 1660 to 1701 ; and thcncetorward it records 
only the proceedings of the town. In 1701 the system was 
established of recording the doings of the Selectmen sepa- 
rately, and twenty-three volumes contain their records until 

182'^ 

There are a few miscellaneous volumes, as the Book of 
Possessions, etc. In two large volumes, also have been 
bound up the miscellaneous papers »\t|^«^ ^f.^t^^l^^""; X/ 
City Clerk, covering the periods ot 1634-171;) 1^17-1734 
After this date the papers are still arranged in hies and 

bundles. , , ^ i i. rii^ 

Recently the Record Commissioners have reported to ills 
Honor the Mayor the necessity of taking some measures to 
assort and preserve the records of the old courts of the 
County of Sutl'olk prior to the Revolution. In spite ot the 
neo-lect which these tiles have sutiered for many years it is 
highly probable that they contain documents of prime im- 
portance to the history of our town. 



It may be proper to mention that very little has yet been 
done towards publishing the history of Boston. The mag- 
nitude of the task has probably prevented its acc-omp ish- 
ment; and the deplorable deticiencies in the records, which 
it is the task of the Commissioners to repair, may also mue 
discoura-(>d enthusiasts. A brief sketch of the principal 
contributions to our local history may be of some service 

In the third volume of the Collections ot the _I\Iassuchu- 
setts Historical Society, for 1 7 <)4, there an^s printed (pp. 
241-304) " A Topographical and Historical Description ot 
Boston, 1794," by Thomas Pemberton. 

Not much can be expected of a work of sixty pages on so 
large a subject. 



Second Report of Record Commissioners. v 

Next we find the following book : — 

"A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, 
from the first settlement of the Town to the present period ; 
with some accoimt of its Environs, By Charles Shaw, Esq., 

Member of the American Antiquarian Society 

Boston: printed and published by Oliver Spear. 1817." 
[12mo, pp. 311. Woodcuts. S. Dearl)orn, del., A. Bo wen, 
Sc. New State House, Faneuil Hall, Christ Church, Old 
State House, Julicn's, Milk St., Triangular Warehouse, 
Town Dock, Fac-simile of First entry in Town records.] 

This work is based upon Pemberton's Description, with 
the addition of some material taken from the earlier writers. 
A few extracts from the Town records are given, l)ut not 
enough to make the book a distinct authority. The most 
valuable portion is the additions to Pemberton's sketches, 
showing the changes between 1796 and 1817. 

Next we may notice the following : — 

/ " A History of Boston, the metropolis of Massachusetts, 
from its origin to the present period ; with some Account of 
the Environs. By Caleb H. Snow, M.D. Embellished 
with engravings. Boston : published by Abel Bowen, No. 
2 Congress-Square, Congress-street. Printed by Munroe 
and Francis, 128 Washington-street, 1825." 8vo, pp. 400. 
[It contains 29 engravings and wood-cuts, of which a list is 
given. Pp. 395-400 were occupied with the Index ; but 
soon after an Appendix was published, being pp. 393-4 re- 
printed, and continued as pp. 395-424.] 

In 1828 a second edition was published ; but apparently it 
consisted only of the sheets of the first edition and the 
Appendix, with a new Index (pp. 425-427) and new title- 
page. It seems that Abel Bowen was the proprietor of the 
book, and that he issued proposals for a subsequent edition, 
but never carried his idea into execution. In 1829 Bowen 
published his "Picture of Boston" (2d edition, 1833; 3d 
edition, 1838), the parent of numerous guide-books. 

The next book claiming our attention bears the following 
title : — 

"A Municipal History of the Town and City of Baston, 
during two centuries. From September 17, 1G30, to Sep- 
tembei' 17, 1830. By Josiah Quincy. Boston: Charles C. 
Little and James Brown. 1852." 8vo, pp. 444. 



Yi City Document No. 46. 

This is substantially the history of Boston, under its char- 
ter as a city, from 1822 to 1830. The ilhistrations are, a view 
of the Qm'ncy Market, and a plan of the same, showing the 
streets and estates taken, altered, and laid out in conse- 
quence of that construction. 

In 1852 the late Samuel G. Drake commenced the publi- 
cation, in parts, of the History of Boston, and in 1856 issued 
the volume, with the following title : — 

" The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of 
Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England, from its 
Settlement in 1630, to the year 1770. Also an Introductory 
History of the Discovery and Settlement of New England, 
with notes, critical and illustrative. By Samuel G. Drake, 
A.M., &c., &c. Boston: published by Luther Stevens, 
186 Washington street. 1856." 8vo, pp. 840. 

It will be no disparagement to this very useful work to 
say that it was planned on too large a scale for success. 
The author received a very flattering request from the City 
Government to continue its publication, but was compelled 
by the infirmities of age to decline. 

In 1871 the City Government gave official sanction to the 
following-named work of Mayor Shurtleff: — 

" A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston. 
By Nathaniel B. Shurtleft'. Boston : printed by request of 
the City Council, 1871." 8vo, pp. 720. 

This was in no sense a history of the town, but rather a 
collection of essays relating to various historical topics. Dr. 
Shurtleff' s familiarity with certain topics, as those of the 
early descriptions of the town, the maps, the graveyards, 
etc., etc., renders this book one of great interest and 
value. 

Lastly, we may note Hales' "Survey of Boston," 1821, 
pp. 156, and Samuel Adams Drake's " Old Landmarks and 
Historic Personages of Boston," 1873, pp. 484, as formal 
contributions to our local history. Of course, there have 
been many minor pul)lications devoted to limited subjects, 
notaljly histories of the various religious societies, and 
many public documents issued by order of the City Govern- 
ment. 



Second Report of Record Commissioners. vii 

It will be seen, however, that Boston still remains without 
a complete history in print, and that, therefore, the publica- 
tion of any portion of its records is not unnecessary. 

It is also to be remembered that Boston now comprises at 
least throe other ancient towns, each with records and a his- 
tory of its own. These may well demand in the future a 
proper amount of attention, and require proportionate puljli- 
cation. 

It is hoped that the City Government will authorize the 
Record Commissioners to continue the work of publishing 
the records ; of course not in full, but by means of such 
judicious selections as will afford valuable information about 
our predecessors. 

Owing to the nature of the work, the duty of editing the 
First Book of Records, and of transcribing the Book of 
Possessions has devolved exclusively upon the senior Com- 
missioner. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE, 
WILLIAM S. APPLETON, 

Record Commissioners. 



PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION. 



The first edition of this report being out of print, the City 
Council has ordered the Commission«rs to reprint and stereo- 
type the volume. Advantage has been taken of this action 
to cause a careful revision of the whole book to be made. 
No important errors were discovered, but quite a number of 
trifling corrections have been made. As the two portions of 
the book were disconnected, it has seemed best to issue them 
as separate parts, so that those persons who wished only the 
Book of Possessions could have it complete. The seventh 
report, now nearly finished, will contain the Boston records 
from A.D. 16G0 to 1700. 

In addition to the list of histories of Boston may now be 
cited "The Memorial History of Boston, including Suffolk 
County, Massachusetts, IGoO-lbSO. Edited by Justin 
Winsor, librarian of Harvard University. In four volumes. 



VIII City Document No. 46. 

Issued under the business superintendence of the projector, 
Ckrence F. Jewett, Boston. James E. Osgood & Co. , 1880." 
Vol. 1, pp. 596, and vol. 2, pp. 577, have ah-eady been 
issued, and this completed work will be a grand contribution 
to local history. It is not a continuous history, but a collec- 
tion of essays by various authors, presumed to be specially 
familiar with the topics discussed. 

William H. Whitmore, 
William S. Appleton, 

Record Commissioners. 

Boston, September 1, 1881. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Note. — It is intended that the following pages shall be 
an exact transcript of the original record, with the exception 
that abbreviations peculiar to written documents are herein 
printed in full. That is, the form '"y"'' for "the" "y"' for 
"that" "w"^" for "with" "&" for "and," are confessedly 
not the forms used in printed documents of the date of these 
records. Hence, although it is intended to preserve all 
peculiarities of spelling, a retention of these contracted forms 
of writing would only unnecessarily add to the difficulty of 
using this transcript. 

The pagination of the original volume is inserted in our 
text in brackets. 

Every portion of the original is copied, except those mar- 
ginal notes which are simply indicative of the full record in 
the text. No use can be found for such notes which would 
in any degree compensate for the additional cost of printing. 

This edition is printed from a copy made by W. B. Trask, 
Esq., and has been compared with a copy made in 1855 by 
Mr. Morse for the City Government, as well as with the 
original record. 

W. H. W. 



[1.] 1634. Moneth 7th, daye 1. Jo. Winthrop, Wm.Codding- 
ton, Capt. Underbill, The. Ohuer, The. Lenerett, Giles Firmin, 
Jo. Coggeshall, Wm. Peirce, Robt. Hardinge, Wra. Breuton. 

Whereas it hath been founde that-muche damage hath allreadye 
happened by laying of stones and logges near the bridge and land- 
inge place, whereby diverse boats have been much bruised, for 
preventing of such harmes for tyme to come, it is ordered that 
whosoever shall unlade any stones, timber or logges where the same 
may not be plainly seen at highc water, shall sett up a pole or 
beacon to give notice thereof upon paine that whosoever shall faile 
so to doe, shall make full recompense for all such damage as shall 
liappen to any boats or other vessels by occasion of such stones, 
tymber or logges, the same to be recovered by wa^-e of Action at 
the Court ; and this order to be in force from this da3'e forward 
being only a declaration of the Common Lawe therein. 

It is also ordered that no person shall leave au}' fish or garbage 
neere the said Bridge or common landing place betweene the 2 
Creekes whereby' any anoyance ma}* come to the people that pass 



2 City Document No. 46. 

that way, upon paine to forfeit for every such offence five shilHngs, 
the same to be levj'ed by distresse of the goods of the offender ; 
and this order to be off force from the fourth da3-e of this month 
and so forward. 

And for the better execution of these ordei's tire aforenamed 
Giles Firmin is appointed overseer of the said landing place, to 
give notice to such strangers and others as come hither with boats, 
and to take knowledge of all offences committed and to lev3'e the 
penalty es which shalbe forfeited. And if after notice shalbe given 
by the said overseer to any people that shall have any tymber, 
logges or stones lye without such pole or beacon, he shall not take 
away the same or sett up such pole or beacon, the said offender 
shall (after making recompense to the party damnified if an^^ dam- 
age happen) forfeit to the towne for every daye the same offence 
shall continue, five shilUngs, to be levyed % distresse as before. 

Moneth 8th, daye 6th. At a general meetinge upon public notice 
given the 5th daye of the last weeke. It was ordered and agreed as 
Iblloweth: Imps. Rich. Bellingham, Esq., and J. Cogan, merchant, 
were chosen in the place of Giles Firmin, deceased, and Ilbt. 
Harding, now in Virginia, to make up the 10 to manage the aft'aires 
of the towne. 

Item : Jo. Coggeshall, Wm. Colburne, Samuel Cole, Wm. Bren- 
ton, Tho. Grnbb, together with Wm. Cheescborrowe, the constable, 
are deputed to make a rate for the levyinge of 401b assessed upon 
the towne as the first pajunent of a greater sume b^' order of the last 
General Court. 

Jo. Coogan, Tho. Matson and Ni. Willis are chosen to serve as 
jurors at the next Court of Assistants. 

The 10th day of the 9th moneth, Novemb. 1634. At a generall 
meeting upon public notice given the day before, it was ordered and 
agreed upon, viz., Imprymis that Hogg Iland shalbe letted out unto 
the inhabitants and freemen of this towne according to the number 
of names in every family by John Coxall, William Brenton and 
John Sannford, and that none shall further fell any wood there 
nntill the same bee lotted out. 

Item : that Edmund Quinse}', Samuell Wilbore, William Boston, 
Edward Hutchinson the elder, and Will. Cheesebrough, the con- 
stable, shall make and assess all these rates, A'izt., a rate of 301b 
to M'. Blackston, a rate for the cowes keeping, a rate for the goates 
Iceeping and other charges in rambe goats al)out them and for losse 
in common [hue illcgii)le, but in the duplicate made in 1855 it is 
said to be — " and to make a rate for the 3'oung cattle and cows- 
keeper at Muddy River."] 

[2.] 10th moneth, day 8th. 

At a general meeting upon public notice. 

Imprimis, it was ordered that M'. Willson the Pastor (in lieu of 
his land granted him at the north river by raestick which he should 
passe over to the towne of Boston) should have so much laud at 
mount wooleston at his election, and after so much as shalbe his 
portion of other lands belonging to the towne to be layd him out 



Boston Town Records, 1634. 3 

so neere his other lands at mount woolaston as maj- be for his must 
conveuiency. 

18th of the same moneth. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprimis, it is agree! that M''. Winthrop. M'. Coddington, M^ 
Bellingham, M^ Cotton, M''. Ollyver, M". Colborn and Willm Bal- 
stone shall have power to devide and dispose of all such lands 
belonging to the towne (as are not yet in the lawfull possesion of 
any particular persons) to the inhabitants of the towne according to 
the Orders of the Court, leaving such portions in Common for the 
nse of newe Commers, and the further benifitt of the towne, as in 
theire discretions they shall thiuke fitt ; the Hands hyred by the 
towne to be also included in this Order. 

9th of the 12th moneth, 1634. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis, it is agreed b}' generall consent that all the inhabitants 
shall plant eyther upon sucli ground as is alreadie broken up or 
inclosed in the neck or else upon the ground at Noddles Island 
from M^ Maverickes graunt, and that ever^' able man fitt to plant 
shall have allowed him twoe acres to plant on ; and for evcr}^ able 
youth one acre to be allotted out by M''. Hutchinson, M''. Cogan, 
M^ Sampford and William Cheesbrough and M"". Brentou, or any 
three of them. 

Item : That every man shall make his fences sufficient for all his 
planting ground on the necke upon paine that if any losse doe 
come for defect therein, that damage shall be satisfy ed b}^ such upon 
whose fence the breach shalbe, unless it doe come by unruly 
cattell, and that then such as are owners of them shall, after warn- 
ing given unto them, satisfie for all after damages by their said 
unruly cattell. All the fenses to bee made sufficient before the 
7th day of the second month, and the}^ to bee looked unto b}" our 
brother Grubb and brother Hudson for the new feild, our brother 
Pennyman and brother Colborne for the feild by him, our brother 
Penn and brother Belcher for the fort feild. 

[In margin] upon pa3'ne of 4s. for every [offence], brother 
Everill and brother Matson for mylne feild and M'. Wilkes. 

The 23d of the last moneth, 1634; 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis, it is agreed by generall consent that all barren cattell 
whatsoever (except such as are constantly imployed in draughte) 
and weaned caulves 20 Weekes ould and Weaned ma3'le kidds shalbe 
kept abroad from off the necke upon penaltie for every one unput 
away within a weeke after warning lis. \\d. for everj- weeke not 
put away ; and our brethren, John Samford, William Cheesbrough 
and William Boston to take care for the observing of this order. 

Item : That there shalbe a little house built, and a sufficientl}' 
payled yard to lodge the Cattell in of nights att PuUeri po^nit necke 
before the 14th da}- of the next second moneth. 

Item : That noe swine above 1 2 weeke ould shalbe suffered to goe 
att libertie on the necke, but kept up in yards, upon penaltie for 



4 City Document No. 46. 

ever}^ swine otherwise suffered, xiicL for every day soe taken, and 
this order also to bee looli;ed unto bj' the aforesaid brethren, and 
they to looke out and appoint keepers for them, and to see them 
payd for their soe keeping the swine to bee put from of the necke 
before the first of the next month, or else to keepe them up in their 
yards under the penaltie afforesaid. 

The 23d of the 1st moneth, 1635. 

Att a generall mectinge upon publique warning. 

Imprymis : It is agreed, by generall consent, that the overseers 
of the tenses of the severall feilds shall see to the makeing of such 
styles and gates as may bee needful! for every feild, and brother 
Wilebore to see to the gate and style next unto Roxburie, all of 
them to bee done before the affores'd 7th day of the 2d moneth, the 
styles and gates for Coraon high wayes to be made out of publique 
charge, forth of the Cunstables hand, and the pryvate styles and 
gates to bee made at the charge upon the lands in ever}- feild 
proportionablie for every [_acre?'] ; upon payne for ever^^ the feilde 
not soe done by the 1 day of the 3d moneth, 20s. to be forfe3'ted 
by the overseers thereof. 

Item : That whereas the wood vipon the neck of land towards 
Roxburie hath this last winter beene disorderly cutt up and wasted, 
whereby many of the poore Inhal)itants are disappointed of reliefo 
they might have had there in after and needfnll t^'mes, now it is 
generally agreed that M''. Treasurer, M'. Bellingham, and M'. 
William Hutchinson, with the three Deacons, shall consider whoe 
have beene faultie herein, and sett downe what restitution of Wood 
imto the poore, such shall make according to theire severall propor- 
tions allotted by the maior part of them six. 

Item : That whosoever at au}^ publique meeting shall fall into 
pryvate conference, to the hinclefing of the publique businesses, 
shall forfeit for ever^^ such offence 12cZ., to be paid into the Cun- 
stables hand for publique use. 

[3.] Att the same Generall meeting on the said 23d da}^ of the 
1 moneth, 1035. 

Item : It is generally agreed that noe Wood shalbe felled at any 
of the Islands, nor elsewhere, untill they bee lotted out, but att 
Muddy Ryver, Dorchester necke, or Noddles Island. 

Item: That all the wood, as 3-et left upon the necke of land 
towards Roxburie, shall bee gathered up, and layd or heaped in 
P3'les from foyling of the ground, before the 7th of the next 2d 
moneth, upon the forfcyture of Gs. for every load left undressed up 
for every Weeke afterwarde, to bee payd, by those that f(^led the 
trees, into the Cunstables hands for publique use. 

The 13th of the 2d moneth, 1G35. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed, by generall consent, that our Pastor, M'. 

• John Wilson, shall have libertie to improve what ground may bee 

for him att Mount Woollystone, with free reserving unto him his 

graunt at Misticke. until his cominge home, for further agreement 

with the Inhabitants. 



Boston Town Kecords, 1635. 5 

Item : That all the diye cattle that are put unto our brother 
William Cheesbrough, for keeping att Pullea poynt nec^ke, untill 
the 1st of the 9th moueth, shalbe at the rate of 5s. a head unto 
him. 

Likewise it was then generally agreed upon, that our brother 
Philemon Pormont, shalbe intreated to become scholemaster, for 
the teaching and nourtering of children with us. 

Also, that our brother, Pichard Fairbanke, shalbe intreated to 
take the Cowes to keeping that are upon the neck ; and in case he 
cannot then our brother, Thomas Wardall, to be intreated there- 
unto. 

The 8th of the 6th moneth, 1635. 

Nicholys Willys was Chosen a Cunstable for this following yeare, 
and hath taken his oath accordingly. 

The 30th of the 9th moneth (called November), 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon pul:)lique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed that noe further allotments shalbe 
graunted unto any new comers, but such as may be likely to be 
received members of the Congregation. 

Item : That none shall sell their houses or allotments to any 
new comerp, but with the consent and allowance of those that are 
appointed Allottors, 

Item : That all such as have allotments for habitations allotted 
unto them shall build thereon before the first of the first month 
next called March, or else it shall be in the power of the allotters 
to dispose of them otherwise. 

Item : That M'. William Hutchinson, M'. William Colborne and 
M^ William Brenton shall sett pryces upon all cattell comodities, 
victualls and labourers and Workmen's Wages and that noe other 
prises or rates shalbe given or taken. 

Item : That none of the members of this congregation or inhabi- 
tants among us shall sue one another at the lawe before that M'. 
Henry Vane and the twoe Elders M"". Thomas OUyver, and Thomas 
Leveritt have had the hearing and des3'ding of the cause if they 
cann. 

The 4th of 10th moneth, 1635. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed that noe manner of Cattell, neyther 
cowes, gelt beast, horse, swine or goates shalbe kept or 
suffered to goe at libertie on the inward necke from the middle of 
the second [month] called Aprill untill the latter end of Harvest. 

Item : That M^ William Brenton and M"". John Sampford [shall 
appoint] where and what manner of fence shalbe made betweene 
the [planting grounds ;] and also to appoint ever}' man that shall 
have any new all[otment of planting] ground upon the necke, how 
much of the said fence [he shall make and to view and] allow of 
the sufficiency thereof, or else they are not [to plant their allot- 
ments.] 

Item : That in regard of the unequall disposing of the [planting 



6 City Document No. 46. 

ground all iotteheretof ] d re it is now agreed by genrall consent 
[that none of the inhabitants shall] be accounted to have any 
[estate of inheritance on the planting ground] upon the necke, 
save onely in theire house plotte, gardens [and yards, untill] the 
towne shall take [order for a more equal disposing thereof amongst 
them].* 

[4.] Item : Whereas the greatest part of the ground at Mount 
Woollistone intended to have beene given from the Inhabitants to 
our Pastor, M^ John Wilson, iu leiwe or exchange for his farme 
at Misticke, have prooved to belong unto the Indyans an4 
others, whose interest therein he hath beene forced to purchase. 
The Inhabitants doe therefore relinquish all claime unto his said 
land at Misticke, and doe farther confirme unto him his interest in 
his said land att Mount WoUistone, with further allowance to 
have by way of purchase from the Indyans and others or other- 
wise, soe much of the upland ground within or about his said 
grounds there as may make him up a Convenient farme there. 

The 14th of the 10th moneth, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting uppon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed, by generall consent that M^ William 
Coleborne, M''. WilUiam Aspynwall, M^ John 8ampford,Winiam 
Balstone and Richard Wrigiit, shall, in the behaife of the towne, 
goe and talvc viewe at Mount Woollistone, and bound out there 
what may bee sufBcient for M^ William Coddington and Edmund 
Quinsey to have for their particular farmes there, and accordingly 
as they five or foure of them shall agree upon to stand, and the 
same to be entered in this booke. 

Item : It is agreed that the said five men, or foure of them, shall 
lay out at Muddy Ryver a sufficient allotment for a farme for our 
Teacher, M"". John Cotton. 

Item : It is agreed that M''. William Colborne shall have his 
proportion of ground for a farme unto him laid outt at Muddy River, 
ncare unto and about his house which he hath there built, b}' the 
other foure before mentioned, viz., William Aspynwall, John Samp- 
ford, William Balstone and Richard Wright, or three of them. 

Item: That the two Elders, M'. Thomas Oll.yver and Thomas 
Leveritt, shall have their proportion of allotments for theire farming 
layd out at Muddy River, b}' the before named five persons, viz., 
William Colborne, William Aspynwall, John Sampford, William 
Balstone and Richard Wright, or foure of them. 

Item : That the poorer sort of the Inhabitants such as are mem- 
bers or likely so to be, and have noe Cattell, shall have their pro- 
portion of allotments for planting ground, and other assigned unto 
them by the Allotters, and layd out at Muddy River by the afore- 
named five persons, or foure of them ; those that fall betweene the 
foote of the hill and the Water to have but 4 acres upon a head, and 
those that are farther of to have five acres for ever^^ head, the plott 
to begin next Muddy Ryver side. 

[ *A part of the leaf is lost now, but the blanks are filled from the copy made in 
1855.] 



Boston Town Rkcords, lti35. 7 

Item: That M". William Hutchinson, M^ Edmund Quinsey, 
M^ Samuell Wilbore, M^ William Cheesborowe and John 
Ollyver, or foure of them, shall, by the assignments of the AUotters, 
lay out their proportion of allottments for farmes att Rumley 
Marsh, whoe there are to have the same. 

[5.] The 4th of the 11th moneth, called January, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed b}- generall consent that M^ Atherton 
Haulgh shall have six hundred acres layd him out beyond Mount 
WooUystone, betweene Monottycott Ryver and the bounds that 
part our bounds from Wamoth ; and if there be not convenient 
meadowe there for his said farme then he is to bee accomodated 
with meete meadowe for it in the little meaddow at the upper end 
of the fresh brooke called the stande, and to bee layd out by the 
former fyve mentioned persons, namely William Colborne, William 
Aspinall, John Sampford, William Balstoue and Richard Wright, 
or foure of them. 

Item : It is agreed that hereafter from this da}' none shall fell 
any Wood or timber at Muddy Ryver, or any other place of private 
allottments, but upon their owne allottments. 

Item : That all such as have felled any trees in any the ap- 
pointed place for private allotments, shall eyther cart away the 
same within this six monthes, or else the owners of the ground shall 
have it. 

Item : It is agreed that every one shall have a sufficient way unto 
his allotment of ground, wherever it be, and that the Inhabitants of 
the towne shall have libertie to appoint men for the setting of them 
out, as need shall require, and the same course to be taken for all 
comon high ways, both for the towne and countrie. 

Item : It is agreed* that all the alottments att Mount WooUyston 
shalbe set out, by M"". Coddington, William Colbourne, William 
Aspinall, Edmund Quinsey, and Richard Wright, or some foure of 
them ; and that every allotment shall have a convenient proportion of 
meaddowe therefore, according to their number of cattell that have 
the same. 

Item: That M^ William Hutchinson shall have a sufficient 
farme layd him out att Mount WooUystone beyond M^ Codding- 
ton's farme, and M'. Wilson s into the countrie adioyning to Dor- 
chester bounds by the afforesaid five persons, or foure of them, and 
at their discretions. 

The 23d of the 11th moneth, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis at this meeting, Thomas Marshall is, by generall con- 
sent, choosen for the keeping of a ferr}' from the mylne point unto 
Charltowne, an to Wynnyseemitt, and to take for his ferrying 
unto Charltowne, as the ferryman there hath, and unto Wynny- 

* [The following words arc stricken out: "that Ollyvcr Mellows, William Balston, 
Thomas E , Jacob EUyot, James Evcrill, James P'cnnymau, John (Buffer ?), Wil- 
liam Chesborowe, Richard Truesdale, Edward Hutchinson, and Richard Wright shall 
have."] 



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semitt for a single person, 6d. ; for two, 6d. ; and for ever}' one 
above the number of two, 2d. a peece. 

Item : That such of the poorer Inhabitants, whose allotments 
were other where, should have libertie for 3 yeare to plant at 
Mudd}- R^'ver, where the rest doe plant, upon such part of their 
Allotments as themselves are not able for the present to plant : 
thev, in regard thereof, making their part of the fence, and leaving 
such fence as the}' doe make in due reparation, and not taking away 
any of the Wood or timber upon those allottments. 

[6.] Item : It was likewise agreed that for the raj^sing of a new 
Worke of fortification upon the Forthill, about that which is there 
alredcly begune, the whole towne would bestowe fourteene dayes 
worke, b}'^ equall proportion, and for this end M^ Deputie, M^ 
Henry Vane, M''. John Winthrop, Senr., M"". William Coddington, 
M^ John Winthrop, Junr., Captaine John Underbill, and M"". Wil- 
liam Brenton were authorised as Commissioners ; that they, or the 
greater part of them, should sett downe how many dayes worke 
would be equall for each man to doe, and what money such should 
contribute beside their worke as were of greater abilities, and had 
fewer servants, that there with provision of tooles and other 
necessar3'es might bee made, and some recompence given to such 
of the poorer sort as should be found to bee overburdened with their 
foureteene dayes worke ; and M"". John Cogan is Chosen treasurer, 
and M"'. William D3'er, clarke, for the furtherance of this worke. 
The Worke also is to be gon in hand with soe soone as Weather 
will permitt in regard that the Ingineere, M"". Lyon Garner, who 
doth soe freely offer his help thereunto hath but a short time of 
stay. 

Money lent to this worke : By the Deputy, £5 ; by M^ Vane, £5 ; 
by M^ Winthrop, £o ; M"". Coddington, £5 ; M"-. Winthrop, Junr,, 
io ; M". Kayne, £5 ; M'. Hutchinson, £5 ; M'. Cogan, £5 ; M'. 
Oll^'ver, and Tho. Leveritt, £5 ; M^ Cogeshall, and M^ Harding, 
£5. 

The 19th of the 12th moneth, called February, 1635. 

At a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : M^ William Hutchinson, M"". William Colborne and 
M''. William Brenton are chosen to serve for Comitt3'es ; M"". John 
Cogan and M''. William Aspinell to serve on the grand Jury, and 
Richard Fairebancke, Wm. Hudson and James Pennj^mau to serve 
of the pettie Jury. 

The 27th of the last moneth, called February, 1635. 

Att a meeting upon pryvate Warning it was agreed that there 
shalbe a Watch taken up and gone arround with from the 1 of 2d 
month next, for the summertime, from sunne sett an houre after the 
beating of the drumbe, upon penaltie for every one wanting therein 
12cL for every night. 

The 14 of the 1 moneth, called March, 1636 

Att a generall meeting upon private warning. 

At this meeting it was agreed that M''. Thomas Oliver, Thomas 



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Leveritt, M"". William Hutchinson, William Colborne, John Gog- 
geshall, John Sampford, Richard Tuttell, William AspcMiall, 
William Brenton, William Balston, Jacob Ellyott and James Peune 
shall from this day oversee, looke unto and sett order for all the 
Allottmeuts within us, and for all Comers in unto us, as also for 
all other the occasions and businesses of this Towne, excepting 
matters of Election for the Generall courte — and so from time to 
time to bee agreed upon and ordered b}' them, or the greater parte 
of them, for these next six monethes. 

And, whereas, att a Generall meeting the 14th of the 10th 
moneth last it was ordered that M"'. William Colborne, M''. William 
Aspinall, John Sampford, William Balstone, and Richard Wright 
should bound out M". William Coddingtons and Edmund Quinse^'s 
farmes att Mount Woolly stone, and the same accordingly to bee 
entred in this booke ; now the said five persons have thus given in 
the bounds thereof, vizt., that M"". Wilson's lott shallbe the 
Northerly bound and the Sea on the east part, with so much of the 
neck of land toward Nutt Hand unto the marked trees of the neck, 
and so to be compassed about on the south and west part as wee 
have marked, it out by trees from place to place unto the dead 
swamp next IM''. Wilson's, Excluding a parcell of marsh land in 
which there stands 3 horaocks, with pyne trees upon the south 
side of the marsh neare the water. 

[7,] The 21st of the 1st moneth, 1636. 

At a meeting of Thomas Ollyver, Thomas Leveritt, William 
Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sampford, 
Wilham Brenton, AVilham Balston, and James Penne. 

Imprymis : At this day upon our viewe these former graunted Al- 
lotments were not built upon according to a former order made the 
30th of the 9th moneth last, and therefore that they are free to be 
otherwise disposed of, vizt., ]VT. Atherton Haulghes, Zackie Bos- 
worth, Richard Truesdayles, Richard Oakes, Nathaniell Wood- 
warde, Thomas Meakins the elder, and Thomas Meakius the younger, 
M^ Greene's, M"". Mullyn's, Richard Walker's, John Palmer's, 
James Johnson's, Richard Brackett's, Thomas Blott's, Richard 
Tuttell's, Barnabie Dorryfall's, Thomas Savage's, Bush- 
nail's, M''. Woodwarde, M"". Stanley's, Roberte Houlton's, Anthou}^ 
Barker's, Grigges, the Carpenters, and Richard Wrighte. 

Item : At this meeting it is ordered that all the fences belong- 
ing to the Corne feilde shall bee made sufficient before the 14th 
day of the next second moneth upon payne of 5s. for every rodd 
defective, and they to bee overseene and looked unto thus, namely, 
the feild towards Rocksberiy by Jacob Ellyott and Jonathan 
Negoose, the fort feild by James Penn and Richard Gridley, the 
mylne feild b}^ John Button and Edward Bendall, and the new 
feild by John Audley and Thomas Fairewether. 

Item : it is agreed that the Cowes shall bee kept from the 1st of 
the 3d moneth next unto the last of the eight moneth. 

Item : It is ordered that none of the Inhabitants amongst us that 
have any milch cow shall keepe any goate upon the necke, nor 
that they that have onely goats shall keepe any but their milch 



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goats upon the necke, nor to keepe above fyve of them foi' any 
one houshold, and all the rest to be sent away by the 1 of the 3d 
moneth next. 

Item : That all gelt beast but those that are in present use for 
draughts, shall bee put of from of the necke before the said 1st 
day of the third moneth. 

Item : That noe Inhabitant amongst us shall keepe above twoe 
milche cowes on the necke ; and those that are more, to bee had a 
way before the said 1st day of the 3 moneth. 

Item : That all hoggs shall bee putt of the necke or kept up 
from goeing abroad before the 2d day of the 2d moneth next, upon 
payne of the forfeyture of them to bee seized upon by John 
Sampford and William Balstone, halfe to the owner, and one 
quarter to the takers, and the other quarter for publique uses. 

The 9th of the 3d moneth, called May, 1636. 

Att a meeting on the day by Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspinall, William Brenton, William Balstone, James Penne. 

It was ordered that noe Townsmen shall entertaine any stran- 
gers into theire houses for above 14 dayes, without leave fi'om those 
that are appointed to order the townes businesses. 

Item : It is ordered that William Aspinnall, William Brenton, 
William Balston, John Sampford, and James Penne, or some foure 
of them shall kn- out our Pastor M^ John Wilsons bounds and M'. 
WiUiam Hutehinsons att Mount WooUystono. 

Item : It is ordered that none shall keepe any victualling houses 
for the selling of wine, beare, cakes or any other kinde of victualls 
within this towne, but onely such as are allowed thereunto as 
Inkeepers. 

[8.] The 13th of the 3d moneth, May, 1636. 

Att a generall meetinge upon publique notice. 

Att this Assembly M''. William Hutchinson, M^ John Cogge- 
shall and M^ Wilham Brenton are chosen for Deputyes or Com- 
mittees for the service of this next generall Court. 

The 6th of the 4th moneth, June, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, 
William Aspenall, Richard Tuttell, John Sampford and James 
Penne, 

It was agreed that there shalbe a sufficient foote way made 
from William Colbornes feilde end unto Samnell Wylebores feilde 
end next Roxburie, by the Surveyors of the high wayes before the 
last of the next 5th mouth. 

Item : Wee finde that Richard Fairebanke hath sold unto twoe 
straingers the twoe houses in Sudbury end that were William 
Balstones, contrary to a former order, and therefore the sayle to 
bee voyd, and the said Richard Fairbancke to forfeite for his 
breaking thereof, xl.s. 

Item : Wee finde that Isaacke Cullymore Carpenter hath sould 



Boston Town Eecords, 1636. 11 

his house unto a strainger, contrary to the same order, and 
therefore the sayle thereof to bee voyd, and the said Isaaclce Cully- 
more to forfeite for his breaking thereof, xls. 

The 20th of the 4th moueth, 1G36. 

Att a meeting this da\' before Thontts Oh'ver, Thomas Leveritt, 
WilUam Hutchinson, WilUam Coulbor^,'_John Coggeshall, WilUam 
Aspenall, WiUiam Brenton, John 8iimi>^f6rd", WilUam Balston nnd 
James Penne, it was agreed that M'". Owy'n Roe, of London, having 
a house and townes lott amongst us and certaine cattell, shall have 
layd out for him 200 acres of ground att Mount AVoollystone for 
the present releife of his cattell, and for him to inioy whenas he 
shalbecome an Inhabitant amongst us, and not otherwise to bee 
sett out by William Aspenall, William Brenton, William Balston, 
John Sampford and James Penne, or some foure of them. 

The 15th of the Gth moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Levei'itt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sampford, Richard Tuttell, William Balstone and James Penne, 
It was ordered that John Sampford and William Hudson shalbe 
Water baylies to see that noe annoying things eyther by fish, 
Wood or stone or other such like things, be left or layd about the 
sea shore, upon the forfeyture sett downe in former orders made 
the 1st of the 7th moneth, 1634. 

[9.] The 22d of the 6th moneth, August 1636. 

Att a generall meeting upon this day. 

Att this Assemi)ly M''. Willy am Hutchinson, M^ John Cogge- 
shall and JNP. William Brenton are chosen for Deputyes or 
Comittyes for the service of the next generall Court. 

Att this Assembly ]\P. John Newgate is chosen for one of the 
Constables within this towne for one whole yeare, and hath taken 
his oath accordingly'. 

The 16 of the 7th moneth, September, 1636. 

Att a generall meeting upon this day. 

Att this Assembly M^ Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, M^ 
William Hutchinson, M^ Robte Keayne, M^ John Newgate, M\ 
William Coulborne, M^ John Coggeshall, INP. John Sampford, I\P. 
W^illiam Brenton and M^ WiUiam Balstone are, with generall con- 
sent, chosen for these next sixe monthes to oversee and sett order 
for all allottments belonging to this towne, and for all other occa- 
sions and businesses of the same (excepting matters of Election 
for the Generall Corte) from time to time, to bee agreed upon and 
ordered by them or the greater part of them. 

Item : At this Assembly it was agreed upon b}^ common vote and 
bj' lifting up of hands that the 565 acrs as they are described in a 
mapp and which were formerly purchased at Mount Woollystone 
b}' our Pastor, M"". John AVUson, with the consent of this towne, 
partly of M''. Pinclieon, i)artly of M"". Woolcott, partly of M^ Smyth 
(or at least his Tytle utterly silenced) and partly of the Indyans 



12 City Document No. 46. 

should bee, and is the Allotment of the said John Wilson there, 
together with the lands there in Controversie betwixt Dorchester 
and Boston, if the Court adiudge them to Boston. 

The 26th of the 7th moneth, 1G3G. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
WiUiara Hutchinson, Eobte Keayne, John JN^ewgate, William Coul- 
borne. John Coggeshall, John tSampford and AViUiam Balstone, it 
was founde that William Hudson hath sould an housplott and 
garden unto one William Mawer, a strainger, without the consent 
of the appointed AUotters, contrarie to a former order, xx s. 

Also that William Aspewall hath sould a housplott and a garden 
unto one M"". Tinge, contrarie to the same order 2 lb. 

Item : That in like sort JM^ Samuell C^ole hath sold an Allotment 
unto one M''. Greenefield, and is to forfett for the breaking of the 
order iii lb. 

The 4th of the 8th moneth, October, 1G36. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
WilUam Hutchinson, Robte Keayne, John is'ewgate, John Cogges- 
hall William Brenton and Wiliiam Balston, it was agreed and 
ordered that from this day there shall noe house at all be built in 
this towne neere unto au}^ of the streets or laj'ues therein, but with 
the advise and consent of the overseers of the townes occasions for 
the avoyding of disorderly building to the inconvenience of streets 
and la^uies, and for the more comely and Commodious ordering of 
them upon the forfej'ture for every house built Contrarie to this 
order, of such some as the ouerseers shall see fitting, under the 
sume of X lb. 

[10.] The 17 of the 8th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thorns^ Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton and John Samp- 
ford, it was ordered by them that all the timber in the markett 
place shalbe taken away before the next meeting da^-, which is to 
be on the 1 day of the next moneth, upon the forfeyture of such 
timber as shalbe there then found, and that noe more timber shalbe 
thither brought upon the forfeyture thereof, and the markett place 
to be gotten cleane and cleare dressed b}" that time by William 
Brenton and John Sampford, upon theire forfeyture of x s. in 
default thereof, and the sawe pitte gotten filled. 

Item : It is ordered that John Gallop shall remove his pajdes at 
his yarde ende within 14 dayes, and to rainge them even with the cor- 
ner of his house for the preserving of the way upon the Sea 
Bancke. 

Item : That William Wilkes, Isaack CuUimore, Henry Lynne, 
and M'. Greensmyth shall raynge theii-e payle upon each of their 
gi'ounds streight from the corner of William Wilkes his house, or 
from the upper poast of his garding gap, and to preserve a path 
way, of a Rod breadth, betweene payle and pavle, betweene this 
and the 1 of the next 2d moneth, and soe to goe all along unto 
John Pemberton's house in the same raynge. 



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Also that there shalbe a streete way betweene Henr^' Lynn and 
RI'. Samuell Coles' ground, to runne up from the water syde to the 
next great crosse streete 1 Rod and halfe broad. 

Also another layne to goe up from the water side b}' John 
Gallop's, a pole breadth, imto the same crosse way. 

Also another layne to be left to goe from the water side up the 
bailee or meare that goes up from the end of John Mylam's house, 
next William Aspenall's ground, and to goe along to the Mylne 
Cove a Rod and a halfe broade. 

Item : That the streete way from the gates next James Everill's 
towards ,ye mylne is to runne streight along in an even lyne to 
John Pemberton's house, and to raynge betweene Thomas Marshall's 
house and Sergyant Savage's house, and to be within the streete, 
betweene payle and payle, on eyther syde 2 pole bredth. 

Also that there shalbe a layne to goe from Cove to Cove, 
betweene Thomas Pa^-nter and Thomas Marshall, 1 pole and a 
halfe betweene payle and payle in bredth. 

The 1st of the 9th moneth, 1G3G. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, William Coulborne, John 
Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sampford, and William Bal- 
stone, it is ordered that all the feild fence shalbe made sufficient 
with duble rayle and payle before the first of the next second 
moneth, upon the forfeyture of those i)lanting grounds that are not 
soe fenced, or else to pay for every rodd then undone, x s. 

The 15th of the same. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas OWvar, Thomas Leavitt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Samford, William Brenton, and 
William Balstone, William Hudson hath pa^xl into the hands of 
M''. Robert Keayne, v s. ; William Aspenall, xxv s. ; and 8amuell 
Cole, XX s., for theire forfeyture upon their houses selling contrary 
to a former Order. 

Also at this meeting Richard Fairebanck is chosen for our 
Hog Reeve, according to order of Court. 

Also it was agreed that our Teacher, M"". John Cotton, shall 
have unto his lott, at Muddy Ryvar, all the ground l3'ing betweene 
the twoe brooks next to William Colborne's allottment there, and 
soe to the other end unto the shortest overcut be3'ond the hill towards 
the north west. 

[11.] The 28th of the 9th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, WilUam Brenton, John 
Sampford, and William Balstone, it is ordered and agreed that 
Robte Harding shall remove the little house in his yard, and take 
it awa}' from thence before the 1 of the next 3d moneth. 

Also it is agreed that the Inhabitants whoe doe want wood 
shall have hberty to gett for their use at Deare Island, soe as that 



14 City Document No. 46. 

they presently take and carrye away what they doe gett, and what- 
soever the^^ leave felled there to be at liberty lor others to take 
awa}-. 

The M day of the 10th moneth, 1G3G, December. 

Att a generall meeting npon publique notice, ]\F. John Cogge- 
shall, M''. William Coulborne, and M"". William Brcnton are chosen 
for Deputyes or Comittees for the service of this next (icneraU 
Court. 

Also these 8 are chosen to Consider of INIoimt AVolistone bnsi- 
nessc, and for the ri[)ening thereof how there may bee a Towne 
and Church there, witii the consent of this Towne's Inhabitants, viz. : 
The Governor, the Deputy Governor, M"". OUyvar, ]M^ Keayne, 
M^ Newgate, M^ Coulborne, M^ Coggeshall, and M^ Brenton. 

The 12th of the same 10th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Tliomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, Jolni Newgate, William 
Coulborne, Jt)hn Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sanford, and 
AV^illiam Balstone, it is agreed that Edward Belchar, William Tal- 
mage, Thomas Snowe, and William Deninge, and John Arratt, the 
servants of AVilliam Brenton, shall have their great AUottments at 
Muddy Ryver, and also our brother Robert Hull and Thomas 
Wheeiar." 

Also it is agreed that not above one dwelling house shalbe built 
upon an}^ one lott without the consent of the Townes overseers. 

The 2Gth of tlie same 10th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, AVilliam Brenton, John Sauford and 
AVilliam Balstone. it is agreed Thomas Mount shall have leave to 
fence in a peece of the marsh before his house, for the makeing of 
brick in, at the pleasure of the overseers of the towne, and at 
theirc appointment to lay it open againe. 

The Oth of 11 th moneth, called January, 1G;>6. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
AVilliau) Hutcliiuson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, AVilliam 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, AVilliam Brenton, John Sanford and 
AVilliam Balstone, it is agreed, that the Captaine Underbill shall 
have a great Allottment of 80 acrs of Ui)land, and 20 acrs of 
marsh ground in the most convenient place, after the laying out 
of the former graunted Allotments att Muddy Ryvar. 

Also, that our brother, John OUyvar, shall have his greate 
Allotment of forty acrs att Pulleii Poynt. 

And, AVhereas, at a generall meeting the 1th of the 11th month, 
1635, it was ordered that M^ AVilliam Coddington, M^ William 
Coulborne. AVilliam Aspinanll, Edmund Qninsey, and John San- 
ford, should lay out M'". AVilliam Hutchinson, a suflicient farme at 
Mount AA'ooUystoue, at their discretions ; now the said five persons 
have, .at this d;iy under (heir hands, thus given in the laying out 



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thereof, viz., the}' have assigned unto him six hundred acrs of 
ground, lying betwixt Dorchester bounds and Mount WooUistone 
rvver, from tiie bade side of M''. Coddington's and ISV. Wilson's 
farmes, up into the Country, and if tliere be not sudicient meddow 
ground within his lott to have such competent meddow assigned to 
him as we shall thinke littinge. 

[12.] The 9th of the 11th month, 1G3G. 

It was further agreed, that oiu- brother, Isaac Grosse, shall 
have a great Allotment at Mudd^- River. 

And our brother, Hugh Gunnyson, at Mount Woollystone for 3 
heads. 

Also, it was graunted to our brother, M^ William Brenton, that 
in leiwe of his allottinent at Hogg Hand, he shall have twenty acrs 
more added unto his allottment at Pullen Poynte neeke. 

And that our brother, M'. Edward Gibbon, shall have an Allott- 
ment of fourescore acrs at PuUen Poynt, if it be there to be had. 

And that our brother. John Olyvar, shall have an allottment 
of fiftie acrs there, and that ra3ther in regard of his father's resign- 
ing his right at Hog Island to the Towne. 

The 23 of the same 11 moneth. 

Att an assembly this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyarn Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, Willyam 
Coll)Ourne, John Goggcshall, John Sami)ford and Willyarn Brenton, 

it was agreed, that Bushnall, widdow, George Hardwood 

and John Lowe, the wheelwright, shall have house lotts and gardens 
upon the usuall Condition of inoffensive Carrj'age. 

The 7th of the 12th month, called February, 1G3G. 

Att a meeting this da^-, of Thomas Leveritt, William Hutchinson, 
Robert Keayne, John Newgate, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, 
Willyam Brenton and Willyam Balstone, it was agreed, that our 
brother, Thomas Alcock, shall have his great lott layd out at 
Muddy River. 

The 20th of the 12th moneth, called February, 1G3G. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, Willyam 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, Willyam Brenton and 
Willyam Balstone, it is agreed that our Brother, M". John Wheele- 
wright, shall have an Allottment of twoe hundred and fiftie acrs 
layd out for him att Mount AVoollystone, where may be most Con- 
venient, without preiudice to setting up of a towne there ; to be layd 
out by M^ Coddington and our brother Wright. 

Also that our brother, Willyam VVardall, Willyam Coale and 
Sampson Shelton, shall have, each of them, two acrs a peece layd 
them out at the Mount onely for their present planting, and to bee 
left by them att the discretion of the AUotters thereof allowing them 
such of their costs about them as then may be fitting. 

Also that Nicholys Needham shall have the like Allowed unto 
him there. 



16 City Document No. 46. 

Also that our brother, Thomas Savage, shall have seaveii aors 
of the marsh ground att Muddy Ryver layd him out, for the keep- 
ing of his Cattle (being in number five) by our brother, William 
Coulborne and others. 

Also that Thomas Joj^es shall have leave to buj'e a peece of 
ground of our brother Robert Turner, and to have it upon the 
usuall Condition of inoffensive Carryage. 

The 6th of the 1st moneth, called March, 1G37. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
"Will3'am Hutchinson, John Newgate, Willyam Conlborue, John 
Goggeshall, William Brenton and William Balstone, it is agreed 
that Thomas Scottoe, the sonne of our sister Thomasine Scottoe, 
shall have leave to build an house on his mother's ground, rancking 
it in order with the Consent of the Townes Overseers. 

Also that our Brother Willyam Balstone, shall have the remayn- 
ing swampe on the backside of i^l^ Coddington's swampe unto the 
Widdow Furtons corner payle, leaving out twoe rodde and a halle 
for eyther of the high ways that are against it, the one being the 
way to the mylne, and the other to the Cove next unto M''. Cod- 
dingtons. 

The 20th of the same moneth, 1G37. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Piiblique notice. 

Att this meeting INI''. Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, M'. 
Willyam Hutchinson, M^ Willyam Coulborne, M"". John Goggeshall, 
W. Robert Harding, M''. John Sanford, M"'. Willyam Brenton, W. 
William Balstone, James Penne and Jacob Ellyot, are, with 
Generall Consent, Chosen for these next six monethes to oversee 
and sett order for the townes occasions as formerly hath beene. 

Also Thomas Grubbe and Jonathan Negoose are Chosen Sur- 
veyors for the high wayes towards Roxbury, and Thomas IMarshall 
and John Button for the high wayes to the Milne for this next 
yeare. 

[13.] The 21st of the 1st moneth, called March, 1G37. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Goggeshall, Robert 
Harding, John Sanlbrd, AYillyam Balston, and James Penne, it 
was agreed that our brother James Pennyman shall have leave for 
this yeare to mowe that part of the marsh on the necke neare unto 
his garding which he hath wontedlj' mowen. 

The 3d of the 2d moneth, called April, 1G37. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, AVillyam Coull)orne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, James Penne and Jacob Ell3-ott, It was agreed that our 
brother Alexander Winchester shall have a garding plott next unto 
our bretherenn William Dyneley and William Wilsons theire garden 
plotts upon like condition with them of building houses therein 
when they shall come to lye in a streete way. 

Whereas at a former meeting it was agreed that M^ Willyam 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 17 

Codflington and our bothher Richard Wright should lay out our 
brothci- IVr. John AVhcelewright his Allotment of 250 acrs at 
Mount "\Vooll3-stone, now Ihey have brought in the laying out there- 
of thus, vizt., 40 acrs thereof in the suuke marsh l.ying south and 
by cast of the lands of the said Willjam Coddington, 5 acrs for 
his house lott and 205 acrs at the end of it running with one side 
of the lirst lott and the lyne of 20 acrs of the planting ground 
allotted to be extended into the countrie till his full proportion of 
2U5 acrs between those two lynes be runned out. 

Also it is agi-eed that Stephen Kinsley, labourer, shall have a 
house plott next unto our brother Alexander AVinchester his garden 
plott. 

The 17th of ths 2d moneth, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Leverett, William Hutchin- 
son, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, Willyam 
Brenton, James Penne and Jakob Ellyot, it is agreed that all the 
feild fences and gates shalbe made up and forthwith looked unto 
by Sergeant Ilutcliinson and Richard Gridley for the fort feild, by- 
John Button, James Everill and Isaack Grosse for the mylne 
feild and new feild, and by Wilh'am Coulborne and Jacob Ell3'ott 
for the feild next Roxburie. 

Also, that Richard Sherman's wife shall have a house plott next 
unto Stephen Kinsley's house plott, or M"". Danyell Maud's garding 
plott there. 

Also, that M^ Danyell Mawde, schoolemaster, shall have a gar- 
den plott next unto Stephen Kinsley's house-plott upon like 
Condition of building thereon if neede bee. . 

The 29th of the same moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ol3'var, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, Willyam Brenton, Will3-am Balstone, James Penn, and 
Jacob Ellyot, it was granted that our brother Edmund Hutchinson 
shall have a garding plott layd out at the south end of M"". Robert 
Keayne's great garding. 

Also, it is ordered that the feild fences at Mudd3^ Ryver shalbe 
made sufficient before the 7th day., of the next third moneth by 
equall proportion of acrs upon the planters thereupon, in default 
of xij cL for every acre then undone. 

The 13th of 3d moneth, called May, 1G37. 

Att a meeting this da3' of Thomas Olyvar, Tliomas Leveritt, 
Willvam Hutchinson, Will3'am Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Robert 
Harding, John Sanford, AVillyam Brenton, Willyam Balstone and 
James Penne, it is ordered that the fould keeper shall have for 
ever3' trespassinge beast or horse that he fetchoth to ye fould iii d. 
and for every trespassing Calfe, goat or hogg fetched unto the 
fould ii d. ; and for every one brought unto the fould by an3' other, i d. 

Item : It is agreed that whosoever else shall bring any trespass- 
ing Cattell to the fould they shall have for every great beast and 
horse so brought, iii d. and for ever3' calf, goate and swine so 



18 City Document No. 46. 

brought, i d., and that there shalbe paid for every fould breach, vs. 
or rescuing of any. 

Item : It is agreed that Richard Fairebancke shalbe the fold 
keeper for the residue of this our half yeare time. 

[14.] The 18th day of the 3d moneth, May, 1637. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice, M"'. Henry Vane, 
M"". AVillyam Coddington, and M'. Atherton Haulgh, are chosen 
for the service of this Generall Corte as Deputyes or Comittees. 

The 19th of the same moneth. 

Att a generall meeting upon pryvate and particular Warning from 
house to house and by Reason of the Courts refusall of the former 
Choyse, M'. Henry Vane, Esq., M'. Willyam Coddington and M^ 
Atherdon Haulgh are now againe Cliosen deput3'es or Comittees for 
the service of the present Generall Courte, and that upon AVarrant 
to Us from the Courte for a new choyse. 

The 2d of the 4th moneth, June, 1637. 

Att a meeting tlais day of Thomas Leveritt, "William Hutchinson, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, William 
Brenton,WiIliam Balstone and James Peune, It is agreed that James 
Pennyman shall have the Ililsteade and the marsh ground under it 
as it shalbe measured and bounded out at Charles Ryver, He allow- 
ing out of his Allottment at Mount wooll3'stoue seaven acrs for 
five. 

Also, M'. Thomas Flint hath allotted unto him 24 acrs of the 
marsh ground at the mouth of Muddy River, and there to be layd 
out for him. 

Also, it is agi'eed that Richard Fairebancke shall have leave for 
this summer tyme to mow the marsh that is against his acr of plant- 
ing ground in the Newfeild, as he hath formerly mowne it. 

The 12th of the 4th moneth, June, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutcliinson, W^illyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Robte 
Harding, Willyam Brenton, Willyam Balstone, James Penne and 
Jacol) Ell^'ott, George Woodward, sopeboylar, was found a delin- 
quent for an unlawfull entry upon some of the Towne's ground and 
for digging holes and annoying the high Way with stinking fish to 
the forfeiturs of £iii vi s. viii d. 

Att this meeting it was brought in that M^ Willyam Peirce hath 
an hundred acrs of upland and marsh ground laj'd out for him at 
Pullcnpoint necke. 

Also M^ Edward Gibbon hath fourescore acrs of upland and 
marsh ground layd him out there. 

Also John Olj'var hath his flft3^e acrs of upland and marsh 
ground layd him out there. 

Also M^ William Brenton had threescore and foure acrs of 
upland and marsh ground layd him out there, and a hundrd acrs 
on the otherside of M^ Aspenalls. 

Also Edward Bayts hath foureteene acrs of upland and marsh 
ground layd him out there. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 19 

Also George Ruggle hath graunted unto him a housplott and gar- 
densteade to be layd out neero unto the new mjdne by our brother 
Coulborne and some other of the company'. 

The 1 of the 5th raoneth, July, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olj^var, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Rob- 
ert Harding, AVillyam Brenton, Willj^am Balston, James Pennc and 
Jacob Ell3'ott, there was granted to our brother Ralph Hudson a 
garding plott at the end of Thomas Mekins garden plott. 

Also a house and garden plott graunted to our brother Sammuell 
Wilbore att the side of Baruabie Dorryfalls housplott and garden. 

The 16th of the same 5th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Rob- 
ert Harding, John Samford, William Brenton, James Penne and 
Jakob Ell3-ott, there was graunted unto Jacob EUyott the little 
marsh lying against Charles Ryver with a little hill of upland 
ground, neere the middest therof, and com.past on three sydes with 
highland ground, allowing out of his Allotment att mount Woolly- 
stone seaven acrs for five. The which he afterwards allowed, and it 
layd out for parte of his brother Francis Elyotts Allotment at the 
Mount. 

[15.] The 7th of the 6th raoneth, August, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ol^'var, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balston and James Penne, leave is granted to 
Richard Fau'bank to sell his shopp to ■ Saunders, a booke- 
bynder. 

The 28 of the same 6th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ol3'var, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, James Penn, 
William Balston and Jacob EUyott, it is agreed that Richard Hull 
Carpenter shall have libertv to sell his house and ground neere 
John Galloppe unto Phillip Sherman, of Roxbury. 

Also it is agreed that M^ Willyam Hutchinson shall have leave 
for this present summer to mow thedittle meaddowe at the head of 
Monit3'cott R3'var, and to be Considered of for further inio3ing 
of it. 

The 25th of the 7th moneth, September, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ol3-var, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balstone and James Penne, it is agreed that M^ 
Thomas Makepeace shall have a houseplott and gardingplace. 

Also that our brother Edward Dennys shall have a housplott 
and garding stead towards the new mylne. 

Also our brother Richard Wayte to have the like thereabouts. 

Also Robert Gillara, marryner, hath leave to bu3' a houseplott 
where he can. 



20 City Document No. 46. 

Also leave is granted to Henry Webbe to buy the house wherein 
he now dwelleth, and to have a garding plott where may bo most 
Convenient for him. 

Also there is a garding plott granted to our brother .James Penne 
for to la_y to the house that was Widdowe Shelleys, to be la^'d out 
among the garden plotts towards the new raylne. 

Also there is granted to our brother Valentine Hill a garding 
plott there. 

Also there is granted to our brother William Cheesbrough shall 
have 2 rodd and a halfe square of the marsh next unto M^ Belling- 
hams woody ard for to build upon. 

Also there is granted to John Lowe, Wheelewright, 2 rodd and 
a halfe square of the same marsh next unto our brother Cheesbrough 
for a house plott and yard roome. 

Also there is granted to our brother William Hudson a foote and 
a halfe to come into the streete way for the setting up of his new 
building towards the sea s^'de where he dwelleth. 

The IG of the 8th moneth, October, 1G37. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique notice. 

M'. Willy am Coddington, M^ John Coggeshall and M^ William 
Aspenall are chosen as Deputies or Comittees for this next 
generall Cort. 

Also at this meeting M^ Olyvar, M'. Leveritt, IVP. William 
Hutchinson, M"". William Coulborne, M^ John Coggeshall, M^ 
William Aspenall, M^ John Sanford, M^ Rohte Harding, Ancient* 
Balston, James Penn and Jacob Ell3-ott are Chosen as formerly 
for the Occasions of this towne for these next six months, and so 
until new ones be made choise of and their charges at theire meet- 
ings to be borne by the towne in generall. 

Also at this meeting M"". Raph Hudson and Edward Bendall are 
chosen Cunstables of this towne for this next yeare. 

[16.] The 30th of the 8th moneth, called October, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, 
William Aspenall, John Sanford, Robte Hardinge, William Bal- 
ston, James Penne, and Jacob EUyott : our brother Valentine 
Hill hath his great Allotment granted him att Pullen Point, to the 
number of GO acrs, if it be there to be had. 

Also there is graunted to our brother John Hansett a great Lott 
att the Mount, for 3 heads, yea, even for three heads. 

The Gth of the 9th moneth, November, 1G37. 

Att a meeting this day, upon particular notice, the Freemen 
have, upon farther Consideracon, by Warrant from the generall 
Court, instead of M''. John Coggeshall and M^ William Aspenall, 
Chosen M^ William Coulborne and John Olyvar, to be ioyned with 
M^ William Coddington for Deputyes or Comittees for this present 
generall Court. 

* This name is very indistinct. Mr. Morse transcribed it as Americent. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 21 

The loth of the 9th moneth, November, 1G37. 

At a meeting this day of Thomas Oljvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
"WiUiam lliitehinson, WiUiain Coulbonie, John Coggeshall, Wilham 
AspenaU, John Sanford, Robte Harding, William Balstone, James 
Penne and Jacob P^llyott, our brother, John Olyvar, hath granted 
unto him a peice of marsh adioyning to M''. Ting's ditch, eighteene 
pace in bredth to the outside of his fence from his garding end to 
the high way next the beach, 

Also there is granted to the Governor, M". John Winthropp, the 
twoe hills next Pullen Point, with some barren marsh adioyning 
thereunto. Provided it be noe hindrance of the townes setting up a 
Ware in Fisher's Creek, or fishing for Basse there. 

Also there is granted to our Brother Samucll Wilbore foure 
rodde in length of the marsh towards the sea shore, and 3 rodd in 
depth next unto John Lowe his grant there. 

Also there is granted to our brother Thomas Marshall one rodd 
in depth of the same marsh next unto the ground he hath there. 

The 4th of the lOlh moneth, called December, 1037. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, Robte Harding, William Balston, James Penne, and 
Jacob EUyott, there was graunted to John Bibbles a house plott 
next unto Richard Woodhowses. 

Also it is agreed that M''. Atherton Haulgh shall have all the 
neck of land ( as yet not layd out) Jo^-ning to M"". William Cod- 
dington, and the rest of the Brethren's meadow Lotte there, and to 
have it made up seaven hundred Acrs upon the maineland, fiftie 
Acrs thereof to be in the little meadow where M^ William Hutch- 
inson had hay mown this last yeare ; and if the meadow exceed 
not threescore acrs, then is M"". Haulgh to have the whole meadow, 
and it is left to his choyse to beginne for the rest, eyther at the 
little meadow, and so to come downwards to the Brethren's Lott of 
7 Acrs upon a head, or to begin from their Lotte, and so up to the 
meadow all upon the south side of the stony brooke, and for the 
Rockie ground therein to have allowance, as the Brethren have 
unto their Rockie ground there, and to have Commonage, as the 
Brethren have there. And if the said meadow doe exceed three- 
score Acrs, then is M^ Haulgh to have his fiftie Acrs therein where 
he pleaseth, taking it alltogether at which end thereof he will. 

The 28 day of the 8th moneth, called October, 1G37. 

Furthermore, at a meeting of M'. Thomas Olyver, Thomas 
Leveritt, M'. Willyam Colborn, M''. Robert Keayne, Captain 
Edward Gibon, M'. William Ting, Jacob Elyott and M"". John 
Cogan, It was fully agreed off and Concluded betweene the said 
Townsmen and on the Towne's behalfe on the one part, and the 
said M'. Atherton Haulgh on the other part, that M'. Haulgh shall 
relinquish all C lame unto all that land commonl}^ Called the Cap- 
taine's Plaine. lying over against the southerne end of the "id 
Company of Lotts at Mount Wooliston and being on the West 
side of the fresh brooke, bounded towards the North and East by 



22 City Document I^o. 46. 

the said fresh brooke runninge out of a swamp in the tniddest of 
the plaine neere adioyning unto the said fresh brooke, towards the 
West by the marked trees : In consideration of which the men 
Cliosen on the Towne's behalf afforesaid doe grant and agree that 
the said M^ Ilaulgli shall have with all Convenient speede meas- 
ured out unto him as much land in quantity as the plaine bounded 
as afforesaid conteyneth in it, and 50 Acrs overplus to adioyne 
unto the southernmost side of land allred}- lavd out to him to h'e 
all along a lyne allredy sett out, extending about 500 Eodds in 
length, and to be of equall breadth from the said lyne in all phices 
as much as the quantity granted to him (whatsoever it be) shall 
require. 

[17.] The 18th day of the 10th moneth, called December, 1G37. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Wm. Hutchinson, AVilliam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspenall, John Sanford, William Balston, James Penne, and 
Jacob Ellyott, it is agreed that John AVoodward and Robte Wood- 
ward, the sonnes of Nathaniell AV^oodward, shall have houspiotts 
allotted them. 

Also, it is agreed that Edward Bendall shall. keepe a sufficient 
ferry boate to cany to Noddles Island and to the shipps ryding 
before the towne, taking for a single person ii cL, and fortwoe 3 cL, 
and if there be more i d. a peece. 

The 8th of the 11th moneth, called January, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Leveritt, AVilliam Hutchin- 
son, AVilliam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, AViUiam Aspenall, 
John Sanford, Robte Harding, AViUiam Balstone, James Penne 
and Jacob Ellyott, it is agreed that John Martyn, shipcarpenter, 
shall have a housplott. 

Also, that Thomas Pettit, having served with our brother, 
Olyvar Mellowes, this three years and a halfe, shall have a hous- 
plott granted unto him towards the new mylne. 

Also, that Erasmus BuUocke, having beene this 5 yesus in 
towne, shall have leave for a housplott. 

Also, it is agreed that Richard Fairbancke shall have leave for 
this next summer tyme to mowe the marsh ground that is against 
his acre of planting ground in the newfeild as he hath formerl}^ 
mowen it. 

Also, whereas att a Generall Meeting the 14th of the 10th 
moneth, IGoo, it AVas by generall Consent agreed upon for the 
laying out of great Allotments unto the then Inhabitants, the 
same are now brought in bounded as foUoweth : — 

1. Imprymis : Edward Browne, eight acrs: bounded on the 
southwest with M^ AA'illj^am CoulI)orne, on the North AVcst with 
Richard Bulgar, and on the south East with Muddy River, and 
North East with Beniamyn AVard. 

2. Beniamyn AVard, twelve acrs : bounded on the South AVest 
with Edward Browne, on the North AA'est with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the South East with Muddy River, and on the North East 
with John Gramme. 



Boston Town Records, 1G37. 23 

3. John Cramme, sixteene acrs : bounded on the south-West 
with Beniamin Ward, on the North East with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the south P.ast with Muddy River, and on the North West 
with Robert Iloulton. 

4. Robert Houlton, sixteene acrs : bounded on the south West 
with John Cramme, on North West with the Cedar swamp, and 
on the south East with Muddy River, and on the North East with 
Jarrat Bourne. 

5. Jarrett Bourne, eight acrs : bounded on the South West with 
Robert Houlton, on the North West with the Cedar swamp, and 
on the South East with Muddy River, and on the North East with 
John Biggs. 

G. John Biggs, eight acrs : bounded on the South West with 
Jarrett Bourne, on the North East and South East with Muddy 
River Marsh, and on the North West with William Beamsley. 

7. William Beamsley, sixteene acrs : bounded on the South 
East with John Biggs, on the South West with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the North East with Muddy ryver marsh, and on North 
West with Thomasyn Scottna, Widdow. 

8. Thomasyn Scottua, Widdow, sixteene acrs : bounded on the 
South East with William Beamslej', on the South West with the 
Cedar swamp, and on the North East with Muddy River Marsh, 
and on the North West on Alexander Becke. 

9. Alexander Becke eight acrs: bounded on the South East 
with Thomasyn Scottua, Widdow, on the South West with the 
Cedar swampe, and on the North East with Muddy River marsh, 
and on the North West with Raphe Route, laborer. 

10. Raphe Route, twelve acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Alexander Becke, on the North East with a. little marsh at the 
mouth of Charles Ryver, and on the * Robert Reade on the North 
West. 

11. Robert Reade, eight acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Raphe Route, and the said little marsh on the North East, with 
Charles River riming from thence towards the south West, a 
quarter of a myle in length, towards the Surveyors marke, and on 
Mathew Ines on the Northwest. 

12. Mathew Ines, eight acrs: bounded on the south East with 
Robert Reade, on the North East with Charles River, of the same 
length towards the South West, and on Anthony- Harker on the 
North West. 

[18.] 13. Anthony Harker, eight acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Mathew Ines, on the North East with Charles River, and 
of the same length to the South West, and on John Pemmerton on 
the Northwest. 

14. John Pemmerton, eight acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Anthony Harker, on North East with Charles River, and of 
the same length to the South West, and on George Griggs on the 
North West. 

15. George Griggs, twentie and eight acrs: bounded on the 
South East with John Pemmerton, on the North East with Charles 

* Evidently an omission here in the original. 



24 City Document No. 46. 

Eyver, and of tho same length to the South West, and on James 
Fiteh and Richard Fitch on the Northwest. 

IG. James Fitch and Hiehard Fitch, sixteene acrs : bounded on 
the Soulli East witii George Griggs and I^lmund .laekson, on the 
Korth Fast -with Charles River and on tlie North West Avith 
Watertowne, and on Anne Ormesby, Widdow, on Uie Southwest. 

17. Anne Ormesby, Widdow, eight acrs : bounded on tlie South 
East side, and on both ends, with tlie Cedar Swamp, and on 
Nathaniell Woodward the elder on the South West. 

18. Nathaniell Woodward the elder, twenty and eight acrs: 
bounded on the South East with Anne Ormesby, Widdow, on the 
North East with the Cedar swamj), the South East side extending 
GO rodd and the North West side 80 Kodd towards the Southwest. 

19. oJnmes Johnson, eight acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Nathaniell Woodward, being 80 Rodd in length, and on Nathaniell 
Heaton to the Northwest. 

20. Nathaniell Ileaton, twenty acrs : bounded on the South 
East with James Johnson, being 80 Rodd in length, and on 
Ednnnid Jackson to the Northwest. 

21. Edmund Jackson, eight acrs: bounded on the South East 
with Nathaniell Ileaton, and of the same length towards the North 
East, and on the North West with James Fitch and Richard Fitch, 
and on the Southwest with a Swamp. 

22. Richard Bulgar, twenty acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Edward Browne, and on M^ AVilliam (^oulborne, on the 
North East with the Cedar SAvamp and Nathaniell Woodward, the 
North West syde being 80 Rodd in length. 

23. Elizabeth Purton, Widdow, eight acrs: bounded on the 
South East with Richard Bulgar, and of the same length towards 
the South West and North East, and on William Salter towards 
the North West. 

24. William Salter, eight acrs: bounded on the South East 
with Widdowe I'urton, of the same length to the South West and 
North East, and on William Wilson to the North West. 

25. William AVilson, twelve acrs: bounded on the South East 
with William Salter, and of the same length to the Southwest 
and North East, and on William Townsend to the Northwest. 

26. William Townsend, eight acrs: bounded to the South 
East with William Wilson, on the Northwest Avith a Swamp bj' 
]^^^ John Coggeshall's AVigwam and William Dyneley. 

27. William Dyneley, fonre and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South East with William Townsend, and on the North East by 
the said Swamp, extending to the southwest about 40 Rodd in 
length, and on liichard Tappin to the Northwest. 

28. Richard Tappin, foure and twenty acrs: bounded on tlie 
South East with William Dyneley, and on the North East with tlie 
said Swamp, extending to the Sonth West about 40 Rodd in 
length, and on the North West b}' Newtowne, a small peece of 
land lying betweene. 

29. Francis Bushnall. foure and twenty acrs, lying in the forme 
of a Tryangle : bounded on the South with IM''. William Coulborne, 
and on the North East with Richard Bulgar, Widdow Piuton and 
William Salter, and on Henry Elkyn to the Northwest. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 25 

30. Henry Elkyn, eight acrs : bounded on the South I-Cast witli 
Francis Bushnall, and on the South west wiih J\F. Willyam Coul- 
borne, being about 70 Rodd iu length and on Kichard Fairbancke 
to the Noith west. 

31. Richard Fairbancke, throe and twenty' acrs : bounded on 
the South P^ast with Henry Elkyn, and on the South end partly 
with M^ Willih Coulborne, being 80 Rodd in length on the 
Northwest syde. 

[19.] 32. John Mylam, fourteene acrs: bounded on the 
South East with Richard Fairbancke, being 80 Rodd in length to 
the South West and North East, and on Robte Walker to the 
North West. 

33. Robte Walker, fourteene acrs : bounded on the South East 
with John Mylam, on the Northwest with James Davisse, and a 
fresh marsh by Newtowne, being 80 Rodd in length to the South- 
west and North East. 

34. James Davisse, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Robte Walker, on the North East with the said fresh marsh 
extending from it to the Southwest about 40 Rodd on the North- 
west bv Newtowne, about 2 acres of ground overplus betweene. 

3o. Willyam Pell, five and twenty acrs : bounded on the South 
West with M''. Willih Coulborne and a brooke running betweene 
M"". John Cotton and him on the Northwest S}de, being 80 Rodd in 
length. 

3G. Robte Reynolds, five and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South East with Wilhli Pell, and John Cranwell and George 
Baytes, on the North West with Newtowne, being on the North- 
west sjTle half a myle in length. 

37. John Cranwell, tenn acrs : bounded on. the South East with 
M^ John Cotton, on the North East with the said Freshbrooke, 
and on the Northwest with Robte Reynolds and George Baytes. 

38. George Baytes, fifteene acrs, bounded on the North East 
with John Cranwell, on the South East with M"". John Cotton, 
and on the Northwest with Robte Reynolds, 

39. Philemon Pormont, thirtie acrs: bounded on the North 
East with John Cranwell, on the South East with M'. Thomas 
Leveritt, and l^y a peeee of ground lying betweene him and M"". 
John Cotton, on ye Northwest with NewtQwne. 

40. Robert Mears, twenty acrs.: bounded on the North East 
with M^ Thomas Olyvar, on the South East with Roxburie, and on 
the Southwest with Captaine John Underbill, his land lyeth in 
forme of a Tryangle. 

41. Edward Be ndall, five and thirty acrs: bounded on the 
South East Avith Robte Meares, on the North East with M"". 
Thomas Leveritt, extending it self to the North West side about 
70 Rodd in length, and on Thomas Wardall to the Southwest. 

42. Thomas Wardall, twentie acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Edward Bendall, on the North East with M'". Leveritt, 
extending it self on the North West side 80 Rodd in length. 

43. M'. Willyam Blackstone, fifteene acrs : bounded on the 
South East with Thoniiis Wardall, extending itself 80 Rodd in 
length to the Southwest and North East and on Robte Tytus to 
the North West. 



26 City Document No. 46. 

44. Robert Tytus, twenty acrs : bounded on the South East with 
M^ Blackstoue, extending it self 80 Rodd in length towards the 
Southwest and North East, and on William Courser to the North- 
west. 

45. William Courser, tenn acrs: bounded on the South East 
with Robert Tytus, being 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest and 
North-East, and on Alexander Winchester to the Northwest. 

4G. Alexander Winchester, twenty acrs : bounded on the South 
East with William Courser, being 80 Rodd in length towards the 
Southwest and Noi'th East, and on Henry Burchall to the North 
west. 

47. Henry Burchall, fifteene acrs : bounded on the South-East 
with Alexander Winchester, being 80 Rodd in length to the South- 
west and North East, and on Robte Turner to the Northwest. 

48. Robert Turner, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Henr}- Burchall, on the Northwest with Newtowne, being 80 Rodd 
in length to the Southwest and North East. 

49. William Denning, tenn acrs: bounded on the South East 
with Roxbur}-, being 80 Rodd in length to the South west and 
North East, and on John Arratt to the Northwest. 

50. John Arratt, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
William Denning, being in length 80 Rodd to the South West and 
North East, and on Captaine John Underhill to the Northwest. 

[30.] 51. Captaine John Underhill, fovu-escore acrs: bounded 
on the South East with John Arratt, being 92 Rodd in length on 
the Northwest syde. 

52. William Talmage, fifteene acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Captaine John Underhill, being 80 Rodd in length to the 
Southwest and North East, and upon Thomas Snow on the North- 
west. 

53. Thomas Snow, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
William Talmage, being 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest and 
North East, and upon Isaack Grosse on the Northwest. 

54. Isaack Grosse, fiftie acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Thomas Snow, beinge 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest 
and North East. 

M^ WiUiam Coulborne, a hundred and fiftie acrs : bounded on 
the North West b}^ Francis Bushnall, Henry Elkin, Richard Faire- 
bank and William Pell, to the West by WiUiam Pell, to the South 
by a fresh brooke running betweene him and M"". Cotton, to the 
North East by Edward Browne, and to the East by Muddy River. 

]VP. John Cotton, all the ground lying betweene the twoe brooks 
next unto M^ Coulbornes Allotment, and so to the other end unto 
the shortest Cutting over beyond the hill toward the North West, 
Conteyning twoe hundred and fiftie acrs (belt more orlesse), 
bounded on the North by the said fresh brooke, on the west by John 
Cramme and George Bates, on the South by a fresh brooke run- 
ning betweene him and M"". Leveritt, and on the East by Muddy 
River. 

M^ Thomas Leveritt, a hundred acrs ; bounded on the North b}' 
the saj'd fresh brooke running betweene him and M^ Cotton ; on 



Boston Town Kecords, 1637. 27 

the West by Edward Bendall and Philemon Pormont ; on the 
South by M". Oliver, the East end being a sharp Angle. 

M"". Thomas Oliver, a hundred acrs : bounded on the North with 
M^ Leveritt ; on the West with Robte Meares ; on the South with 
Rocksbur}', the East end being a sharp Angle. 

M'. Thomas Oliver, fifteene acrs of Marsh : bounded on the 
South with jMuddy River ; on the West with Jarratt Bourne, the 
browes of his Upland being 80 Rodd in length ; and on the North 
with M'". Leveritt. 

M\ Thomas Leveritt, fifteene acrs of the same Marsh next 
adioyning : bounded on the South with M''. Oliver ; on the West 
with" the browes of the Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length ; and 
on the North with INF. Coulborne. 

M"". William Coulborne, tenn acrs of the same Marsh : bounded 
on the South with M"". Leveritt ; on the West with the browes of 
the Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length ; and on the North with 
Robte Walker. 

Robte Walker, five acrs of the same marsh : bounded on the 
South with M'. Coulborne ; on the West with the browes of the 
Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length, and 10 Rodd broad. 

And for the more cleare distinctions of all these, the Markes and 
Lymmitts of the Survayors are extant. 

[21.] The great Allottments at Rumley Marsh and Pullen 
Point. 

ImprjTuis : M^ Henry Vane, Esq., two hundred acrs : bounded 
on the South with M^ Richard Bellingham ; on the West with 
Charlestowne ; on the North with M"'. Winthropp ; and on the East 
with the highway there. 

2. M''. John Winthropp, the Elder, a hundred and fiftie acrs: 
bounded on the South with M'. Vane ; on the West with Charles- 
towne ; on the North with M^ Newgate and James Penn ; and on 
the East with the highway. 

3. James Penn, fiftie acrs: bounded on the South and on the 
West with M^ Winthrop ; on the North with M^ Newgate ; and on 
the East with the higliwa}'. 

4. M'". John Newgate, a hundred and twelve acrs : bounded on 
the South with M'. Winthrop and James Penn ; on the West with 
Charlestowne ; on the North with M^ Sanford ; and on the East 
with the highway. 

5. M"". John Sanford, a hundred acrs: bounded on the South 
with W. Newgate ; on the West with Charlestowne ; on the North 
with Thomas Marshall ; and on the East with the highway. 

6. Thomas Marshall, seventye acrs : bounded on the South with 
M^ Sanford ; on the West with Charlestowne ; on the North with 
M^ Keine and Thomas Matson ; and on the East with the 
highway. 

7. Thomas Matson, eight and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South and on the West with Thomas Marshall ; and on the North 
with M"^ Keine and Beniamyn Gillam ; and on the East with the 
highwa3^ 

8. Beniamyn Gillam, eight and twenty acrs : bounded on the 



28 City Document No. 46. 

South with Thomas Matson ; on the West with M^ Keine ; and 
on the North with John Gallopp ; and on the East with the 
highway. 

"9. John Gallopp, nine and forty acrs : bounded on the South 
with Beniamyn Gillam ; on the West and on the North with M^ 
Keine ; and on the East with the highway. 

10. M^ Robte Keine, three hundred and fourteene acrs : 
bounded on the South with Thomas Marshall, Thomas jNIatson and 
John Gallopp ; on the West with Charlestowne ; and on the East 
with Beniamin Gillam, John Gallopp, and the highway. 

11. M'. John Coggeshall, twoe hundred acrs: bounded on the 
South with M^ Keine and M"'. Cogan ; on the West with Charles- 
towne ; on the North with Saugust ; and on the East with the 
Sandy beach unto the mouth of Saugust River. 

12. M'. John Cogan, two hundred and tenn acrs: bounded on 
the North with M^ John Coggeshall ; on the East with the beach ; 
on the South with M^ Hardiug ; and on the West with the 
highway. 

13. M^ Robte Harding, a hundred acrs : bounded on the North 
with M"". Cogan ; on the East with the Beach ; on the South with 
Nicholis Willys ; and on the West with the highway. 

14. Nicholis Willys, nyne and forty acrs: bounded on the 
North with M\ Harding ; on the East with the Beach ; on the 
South with ; and on the west with the highway. 

15. John Odlin, fourescore and foure Acrs: bounded on the 
North with Nicholis Willys ; and on the South with Richard 
Tuttell ; on the East with the beach, and on the highway to the 
West. 

Some of the AUottments at Pulling Point Necke. 

William Stidson, 30 Acrs of upland and marsh together ; bounded 
towards the North and North East by the said AUottments of 
John Oliver and Thomas Fayreweather, towards the East by the 
aforesaid northermost Creeke, and towards the south by the 
AUottments of Edward Baytes, and towards the West by the 
Common highway aforesaid. 

Edward Bayts, 14 Acrs of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North by the said AUottment of William Stidson, 
towards the East by the said Northermost Creeke, towards the 
South by the Allotment of Thomas Matson, and towards the West 
by the said highway. 

Thomas Matson, 28 Acrs of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North by the said Allotment of Ed. Bayts, towards 
the East by Fishers Creeke, towards the West by the said Way, 
and towards the South by the AUottment of M"". Edward Gibones. 

M^ Edward Gibones, 110 Acrs of upland and marsh together: 
bounded towards the North by the AUottment of the said Thomas 
Matson, towards the East and South b3- Fishers Creeke, and the 
Common shoi-e, and towards the West by the said highway. 

[22.] These are of the great allottraents at Rumlej- Marsh and 
PuUen Point. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 29 

M"". Richard Tnttell, a hundred threescore and one acres : 
bounded on the North with , on the East 

with the Beach, ou the South with M"'. Glover, and on the West 
with the highway. 

M'. Glover, nyne and fortie aers : bounded on the North 

with M'. Tuttell, on the East with the Beach, on the South with 
M''. Dyar, and on the West with the highway'. 

INI''. William Dyar, twoe and fortie aers : bounded on the North 
with M^ Glover, on the East with the Beach, on the South with 
M^ Cole, and on the West with the highway. 

M^ Samuell Cole, a hundred and live aers : bounded on the 
North with W. Dyar, on the East with the Beach, on the South 
with M''. William Brenton, and •n the West with the highwa}'. 

M^ William Brenton, a hundred sixtie and foare aers : bounded 
on the North with M''. Cole, on the East with the Beach, on the 
South with W. William Aspinwall, and on the West with the 
high way. 

M^ William Aspinwall, a hundred sixtie and foure aers : bounded 
on the North with M^ Brenton, on the East with the Beach 
and M^ Pierce, and on the South and on the West point with 
Crooked lane. 

The quantitj'cs and bounds of the Lotts at Pullen Pojait Necke. 

M"". William Aspinwall, 22 aers of upland at the nethermost 
point of the necke, towards the south : it is bounded by the 
AUottment of Thomas Buttalph, and towards the West by the 6 
aers of marsh granted to M^ John Sanford. 

John Sanford, 6 aers of Marsh, bounded towards the North 

, towards the East by the Upland of William 

Aspinwall, towards the South by the AUottment of Thomas 

Buttalph, towards the West by the AUottment of the Governor, 

M"". John Winthropp, sen''. 

Thomas Buttalph, aers of Upland and Marsh : bounded 

towards the East and north East by the Sea shore, towards the 
South and South East by the Allotment of William Peirce, 
towards the West and southwest by the AUottment of Thomas 
Fayreweather, towards the Noi'th and North West by the above- 
said land of William Aspinwall. 

M^ John Winthrop, sen"".. Governor: 50 aers of Upland and 
Marsh together : bounded towards the North by the great salt 
Creeke compassing Hog Island, Easterly towards the East by 
John Sanfords 6 aers of INIarsh, towards the South and south 
East 1.iy the said AUottment of Thomas Buttalph and Thomas Faire- 
weather, and towards the West by the AUottment of John Oliver. 

.lohn Oliver, 50 Aers of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North b}- the said great Creeke, towards the East by 
the said AUottment of the Governor, M'. John Winthrop, sen""., 
towards the south b}- the AUottments of Thomas Faireweather and 
William Stidson of Wynesemitt, and towards the West b}' the 
AUottment of William JBrenton. 

Willyam Brenton, 64 aers of Upland and Marsh together: 
bounded towards the North by said great Creeke, towards the 



30 City Document No. 46. 

East by the said Allottment of John Olyver, towards the South bj- 
the Allotment of William Stidson, and towards the West b}- the 
Common shore. 

Elias Mavericke, 12 Aers of upland : bounded towards the North 
by the Common shore, towards the East by an higliwa}' 2 rodd in 
breadth, running betwecue the Lotts over the Neck, towards the 
south by the Allottment of Valentine Hill, and towards the W^est 
by the Common shore. 

Valentyne Hill, GO Acrs of Upland : bounded towards the north 
by the said Allottment of Elias Mavericke, towards the East by 
the said high way, towards the South by the Allottment of Raph 
Hudson, and towards the West and southwest bj- the Common 
shore. 

Raph Hudson, 50 Acrs : bounded towards the north by the 
said Allottment of Valentyne Hill, towards the East b^' the said 
highway, and towards the south and southwest by the common 
shoare. 

Thomas Fa3Teweather, 30 Acrs of Upland and Marsh together ; 
bounded towards the North and Northwest by the AUottments of 
the Governor, M^ John Winthrop, sen''., and John Oliver, towards 
the East and north East by the afforesaid Allottment of Thomas 
Buttalph, towards the south and southeast by the Allottment of 
W^illiam Peirce, towards the south west b}^ the afforesaid Allott- 
ment of William Stidson. 

Thomas Fayreweather, 4 Acrs of upland at the Eastcrmost 
corner of Raph Iludsons : bounded l)y his said Allottment towards 
the North and West, towards the East by the said high wa}', and 
by the Common shore towards the South. 

Willyam Peirce, 100 Acrs of Upland and Marsh together : 
bounded towards the north and northwest by the said AUottments 
of Thomas Fayreweather and Thomas Buttalph, towards the East 
and south East by the sea shore, and towards the southwest by 
the said Allottment of the Governor. 

All the Remainder of the land, both upland and marsh, to the 
southward of the northermost Creeke running up out of Fishers 
Creeke or Cove, and from the southwest End of Peirces Lott to 
Pulling Point Gutt, being Compassed on all tlie sides with the Sea, 
save onely where it Joyneth to M"'. Peirce, belongeth to the said 
John Winthrop, Governor. 

[23.] The 29th of the 11 moneth, called January, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, WiUiam Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balstone Robte Harding, James Peune and Jacob 
Ellyott, It was agi-eed that Isaacke Cullymore shall have a great 
Lott at the Mount for foure heads. 

Also Thomas Buttall is granted a great Lott at Pullen Point 
necke for six heads. 

Also our brother M"". Raph Hudson is granted his great Lott 
there for six heads. 

Also our brother Francis East is granted his great Lott at the 
Mount for twoe heads. 



Boston Towx Records, 1637. 31 

Also Francis EUyott is granted a great Lott tliere for four 
heads. 

Also our brother Richard Wayte is granted a great Lott there 
for f jve heads. 

Also M^ Henr}' "Webb is granted a great Lott there for tenn 
heads. 

Also our brother Samuell Wayte is gi-aunted a great Lott there 
for foure heads. 

Also our brother George Hunne is gi-anted his great Lott there 
for five heads. 

The 12th of 12th moneth, Febr., 1C37. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique Notice. 

Att this meeting M''. Atherton Haulgh, M"'. WiUiam Coulborne 
and M"". John___ Oly var are Chosen for deputyes or Comitties for 
the service of this next Generall Cort. 

The 19th of 12th moneth, [called Febr.,] 1637 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Eobte Harding, John San- 
ford, AVilliam Balstone, James Penne and Jacob EUyott, It is 
agreed that M^ John Clarke shall have a great Lott at Mount 
Woollj'stone for tenne heads. 

Also there is graunted to John Love to have a housplott, and 
also a great Lott at Mudd}' Ryver. 

Also to Abell Porter, having served our brother Thomas Grubbe 
foure 3'eares a houseplott and a great Lott at the Mount for twoe 
heads. 

Also to Richard Awards, to have a housplott upon Condicon of 
Innoftensive Carryage. 

Also to Thomas Scottoe a gi-eat Lott at Mudd}- Ryver for three 
heads. 

Also to William Mawer a great Lott att the Mount for nyne 
heads. 

Also to Henry Gra}-, Taylor, a housplott upon Condicon of 
Inoffensive Carryage, and to have it on the East side of our brother 
Samuell Wilebore. 

Also to James Hawkins a great Lott at the Mount for four 
heads. 

Also to Thomas Hawkins a great Lott there for four heads. 

Also to Martha Bushenall, wid., a great Lott there for fyve heads. 

Also to brother Edward Denny's a gi-eat Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to brother Isaac Perry a housplott neere to brother Robte 
Walkers, and a great Lott at Mudd^' Ryvar, for thr^e heads. 

Also to Thomas Bell a housplott neere to M"'. D3'ar's, and a 
great Lott att the mount, for three heads. 

Also to John Jackson, Carpenter, a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to John Crabtree a great Lott there for twoe heads. 

Also to Silvester Saunders a great Lott at Mudd}- Ryvar for 
twoe heads. 



32 City Document Iso. 4G. 

Also to Samuell Howard, Taylor, a houslott and a great Lott at 
the Mount for three heads. 

Also to our brother George Burdon a great Lott there for five 
heads. 

Also to our brother William Wardall a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to our brother WiUiam Browne a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to our brother Edward Hutchinson the younger a great 
Lott there for six heads. 

Also to Raph Mason a great Lott at Muddy Ryvar for six 
heads. 

Also to our brother Robte Scott a great Lott for twelve heads 
at the Mount. 

Also to Anthony Stann3'on a great Lott there for eleven heads. 

Also to John Lowe a great Lott at the Mount for foure heads. 

Also to Stephen Kinsley a great Lott there for nyne heads, four 
acrs upon a head. 

Also to our brother Mathew Chafey a great Lott there for four 
heads. 

[34.] The 9th of the 1 moneth, called March, 1638. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Att this meeting M''. John Newgate is Chosen for a Deputie or 
Coiiiittee in the steade or place of M"". AVilliam Coulborne for the 
service of the next Generall Court. 

The 12* of the same 1st moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robte Hardinge, James Penne, and Jacob 
Eliott, there is graunted to Waters Sinnott, Fisherman, to have a 
housplott. 

Also, there is graunted to our brother Ol3-var Mellowes, and to 
our brother Nathaniell Chappell, and to William Hudson the 
Eldest Sonne of our brother William Hudson, leave of taking in 
the corner of ground betweene the last j'ear's new impaled plant- 
ing ground and the North East corner of M"". William Blackstone's 
pnyles, our brother Mellowes to have twoe acrs thereof, our 
brother Chappell to have one acr thereof, and AVilliam Hudson to 
have the residue so that there be not above an acre of it. 

Also, it is ordered that every Inhabitant amongst us shall forth- 
with ring and yoake theire swine, and that all swine within this 
towne shall be ringed and yoaked upon paine of every swine found 
abroad unrung and unyoaked after the 28 day of this first moneth 
for ever^' time so taken ii .s. vi cZ., one halfe to the Towne and the 
other to the taker of them, beside answering or making satisfac- 
tion for an}' damage which they shall have done, and Richard 
Fairebancke is appointed to looke unto the observing of this order. 

The 2d of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, lff38. 
Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olivar, Thomas Leveritt, 
WilUam Coulborne, Robte Harding, William Balstone, James 



Boston Town Records, 1638. 33 

Penne aud Jacob Elliott there be garding places granted to our 
brethren James Johnson, John Davisse, George Burdon and 
Nathaniell Chappell on the back s^xle of the Lotts in the long 
streete. 

Also to M"". John Mansfield, having served his brother M^ Robte 
Keayne, to have a housplott. 

Also, it is agreed that William Hudson shall be the eowkeeper 
for this following yeare, aud to have for ever}' cowe goeing upon 
the necke a bushell of Corne at harvest, and for every calfe put to 
his keeping a pecke of Corne. 

Also, it is ordered that (according to Court order) noe goate 
shall goe at libertie upon the necke witliout a keeper upon peualtie 
for every goate for every time without a keeper xid., beside the 
answering of double damage done b}' them after the xi d da}' of 
this moneth, the one halfe to the taker of them and the other to 
the Towne, and they to be looked unto by William Hudson the 
jounger. 

The 16th of the same 2d moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robert Hardinge, James Penne and Jacob 
Eliott, It is agreed that Thomas Sellen shall have a housplott at 
the Mount. 

Also a great Lott is granted to Edmund Oremsby for three heads 
at Muddy Ryver. 

Also to our brother Thomas Wheeler a great Lott at Mudd}^ 
R3'var for three heads. 

Also to Jacob Wilson a great Lott there for three heads. 

Also to Mawdit Inge a great Lott there for three heads. 

Also to our brother William Coursar a garding place wher a 
convenient place for gardinge plotts can be found. 

Also it is this day ordered for soe much as our Comon pasturing 
is but scant upon the necke, and cowe keepings for the Inhabitants 
is of necessity, that, therefore, all the sheepe on the necke, aud 
dr}' cattell, such as are not for draught, shalbe had away from otf 
the necke by the last da}' of this moneth, in peualtie for every head 
after that time ii s. a Weeke for every weeke after, and the sheepe 
not. 

Also that all fence about the " Corne feilds shalbe sufficienth^ 
made, according to Court order, before the last of this moneth, 
upon peualtie for every rodd then undone iii s. iiii d. And to be scene 
unto by these men, viz., our brother John Cranwell and William 
Salter, for the feild by them our brethren Richard Gridley and 
Beniamj'n Gillam, for the Foit Feild, our brethren Olyvar Mellowes, 
Thomas Marshall and Jonathan Negoose, for the mylne feild and 
the newe feild. 

Also there is granted leave to George Griggs to sell his house, 
and garding under it, and 20 acrs of his great Lott, to M''. Tuttell, 
of Ipswich, and M^ Tuttell, of Charlestowne, for his redeeming 
out of theire debts 

[25.] At the same meeting the said IGth of the said 2d moneth, 
1638, there was a house plott granted to the said George Griggs, 
some where towards the new mylne. 
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34 City Docuivient No. 46. 

Also thei'e is granted to George Harwood, Carpenter, a great Lott 
at the Mount, for three heads. 

Also there is granted to William Hudson, the 3'ounger, a gi'eat 
Lott att Muddy Rj'var, for three heads. 

Also there is granted to William Davisse, the Locksmyth, a 
housplott neare unto the new mylne, upon the usuall Condition of 
Inoffensive carrjage. 

The 23d of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting this day upon Publique Notice. 

Att this Meeting M^ Atherton Haulgh, M^ Robte Keayne and 
M^ John Olyvar, are Chosen for deputies or Committees for the ser- 
vice of this next Generall Court. 

Also at this Meeting M"". Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, M"". 
Robte Kea^-ne, M"". William Colbourne, M^ John Newgate, James 
Penne and Jacob Elyott, are Chosen, as formerly for tlie Townes 
occasions, for these next six moneths, to be ordered b}' them or by 
fyve of them at the least. 

The 1 of the 4th moneth, called June, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robert Keayne, William Coulborne, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, leave was granted to our brother Richard 
Bi'ockett, to sell his howse and garding next to William Hudson, 
the 3'ounger, unto one Jacob Legar. 

Item : To Samuell Wilbore, to sell his house and garding plott, 
adioyning to that was Barnaljy Derry falls, unto one M^ Offley. 

Alsoe his house and ground next Roxbury unto Samuell Sherman. 

The 18th of the same 4th moneth. 

Att a meeting this da}- of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robert Keayne, William Coulborne, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, there was leave granted to John Spoore, late of 
Clapton, in Somersetshire, to buye M''. Wilkes house and ground, 
and that his brother, James Mattocke, a Cooper, shall have liberty 
to live with him or in some other place in this towne. 

Also that said John Spoore hath leave to buy of George Burdon 
a little house neere unto the Coave, next unto Edward Bendalls. 

The 9th of the 5th moneth. called July, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robert Keayne, William Coulborne, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, it was agreed that Robert Re^'nolds shall have 
five acrs of Marsh ground, att Mudd}' Ryvar in exchange for five 
acrs of his upland there, to be layd out b}' M^ Coulborne, 

The 23 of the same mo. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robert Keayne, William Coulborne, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, it was agreed that none shall sell their houses, 
but with some parte of their great Allotments, without the Con- 
sent of the overseers of the Townes occasions. 



Boston Town Records, 1G38. 35 

The 7tb of the Gth moueth, called August, 1G38. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas OlyNar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robert Keayue, John Newgate, James Penue and Jacob Elyott, 
there was leave grauuted to Francis Lyall to become an Inhab- 
itant. 

The 20th of the 6th moneth called August, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting this day upon Fublique Notice. 

At this Meeting M"". Atherton Ilaulgh, M"". Robert Keaj-ne and 
M^ John Newgate, are Chosen for deputies or Coiliittees, for the 
service of this next Generall Court. 

Also M'. Robert Kea^-ne, M'. John Cogau, M"". Willian Coul- 
borne and Jacob Elyott, are, at this Meeting, Chosen Overseers or 
Surveyers for the Towncs high wayes for this yeare followinge. 

Att a meeting tliis same day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, Robert Keayne, Willj'am Coulborne, James Penne and Jacob 
El^-ott, there is leave grauuted to M^ Thomas Cornnell for the 
buying of our brother Willyam Balstone's house, and to become an 
Inhabitant of this Towne. 

The 17th of the 7th moneth, September, 1638. 

[3G.] Att a Meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, Robert Keayne, Willyam Coulborne, John Newgate, 
James Penne and Jacob Elyott : Whereas there was a stray sow 
that had been often taken in the Coi-ne, and some five or six 
Weeks kept up at our lirother Fairbancks, and often Cryed, but 
noe owner thereof to be knowne. It was therefore praysed to 40s,,- 
whereof to Samuell Gryne towards his losses in his Corue 30.s., 
and the Residue allowed to Richard Fairebancks for the Charges 
of her keeping all that time. 

The 8th of the 8th moneth, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olivar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robert Keayne, Willyam Coulborne, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, there was granted to M^ William Tinge, the 
having of his great Lott att Muddy River for Eight persons, and 
Fortie and twoe heads of Cattell in present possession, and thirtie 
heads to come, foure hundred Acrs and an hundred more. 

The 2d of the 9th moneth, November, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olivar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robte Keayne, WilUam Coulborne, James Penne and Jacob 
Elyott, leave is granted to Richard Rawlings, a plasterer, to buy 
Peter Johnson, the Dutchman's house, and to become an Inhab- 
itant of this Towne. 

The 5th day of the 9th moneth, November, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Publique notice or Warning. 

Att this Meeting M'. John Cogan and M^ Richard Tuttle are 
Chosen Cunstables for this following yeare. 

Also att this meeting M"' Thomas Olyver, M'' Thomas Leveritt, 
M" Willyam Coulborne, M' Robert Keayne, M'' Robert Hardinge, 



36 City Document No. 46. 

James Penne and Jacob Ellyott are Chosen for the Towne's occa- 
sions, as formerly, for this ensuing half yeare. 

The 19th day of the same 9th moneth. 

Att a meeting this daj' of Thomas Olyver, Tliomas Leveritt, 
William Coulbrone, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne, Jacob Ellyott, it appeared by a Wry ting dated the 2d day 
of November last, under the hand of Thomas Painter, that George 
Barrill, Cooper, hath for him and his heirs and assigns for £28 
bought of the said Thomas Painter, his dwelling-house, with the 
Appurtenances, and ground Under it, in this towne, and whereto 
he had the Consent of the Townesmen, and soe is admitted a Townes- 
man upon Condition of Inoffensive Carrj-age. 

Also by another AYriting, dated the 9th of the same moneth, it 
appeareth that James Everill hath for £3 sould nnto the said 
George Barrill, his heirs and Assignees, a parsell of ground lying 
next to the said house, Conteyning in bredth three powle, within 
one foote. 

The 10th day of the 10th moneth, December, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, and James 
Penne, It is agreed that Arthur Pcrrye shall have yearely allowed 
for his drumming to the Company upon all occasions the some of 
£5, to be paid by the Towne. 

The 24th day of the same 10th moneth. 

At a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Coulborne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne and Jacob Elyott, It appeared by a Wryting, under the 
hand of John Odhn, dated the 19th of the 5th Moneth last past, 
that for the sume of £29 8s., he hath sould his great Lott of 
84 Acrs att Romely Marsh unto M^ Richard Tuttell of this Towne, 
and to his heirs forever. 

Also at this meeting, one Willyam Tcffe, a Taylor, is allowed to 
bee an Inhabitant, and hath this day fully agreed wilh Jacob Wilson 
of his house, and the ground under it, in this towne. 

Also Esdras Reade, a Taylor, is this day allowed to bee an In- 
habitant, and to have a great Lot at Muddy River for 4 heads. 

[37.] The 21st of the 11th moneth, January, 1638. 

Att a Meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willin Coulborne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne and Jacob Elyott, leave was graunted to John Odlyn to 
make Use of a piece of Marsh ground at Muddy River, conteyning 
an acre, lying against the third Lott there untill the Towne shall 
see occasion for further disposing of it. 

Also it appeared to them this day bv a Writing, under the hand 
of Nicholas Willys, dated the 27th of the 10th, 1638, that for the 
sume of £30 12.s." 6fZ., he hath sold his great Lott of 49 Acrs of 
Upland and marsh at Romeley Marsh unto Richard Tuttell of this 
Towne and his heirs foi-ever. 



Boston Town Records, 1638. 37 

Also it appeared by a Writinge, under the hand of James 
Hawkings, dated the lillh day of the 9 moneth, November (IGoH), 
that for the same of £15 he hath sold one dwelling-house in this 
Towne, Wherein George Ruggle lived, and which he formerl}'^ 
bought of M"^. Bi'enton, together with a garden plott Joyning to it, 
unto one Henr}' Garrold of this Towne, Tanner, and to his heirs 
and assigns forever. 

Also it appeared by a Writinge, under the hand of Jacob Will- 
son, of this Towne, Sawver, dated the 24th of the 10th Moneth, 
December (1G3S), that he hath sold unto Willyam Teffe, of this 
Towne, taylor, one house, and a lott under it, which is now in the 
use of the said William Teffe, unto him, and his heirs and Assignes 
forever. 

Also at this day, Richard Tuttell, our brother, hath undertaken 
for one Dorothie Bill, a Widowe, a Soiourner in his house to dis- 
charge the Towne of any Charge that may befall the Towne for any 
thing about her. 

Also this day, our Brother, Robte Scott, hath for the sume of 
£13 16.9. sould 23 Acrs of Upland att Mudd}' River, that was our 
brother Richard Fairebancks great Allottment, unto our brother 
Thomas Savidge, his heirs and Assignes forever. 

Also this day Willyam Hyricke is allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

Also there is this day granted to the owners of the Wharfe and 
Crayne an hundred acrs of Land at Mount WoUystone, next to 
the AUottments alredy graunted, towards the repay ringe and maiu- 
teyning of the said Wharfe and Crayne. 

The 18th of the 12th moneth, February, 1638. 

Att a meetinge this day of Thomas Olj'var, Thomas Leverett, 
William Coulbourn, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne, and Jacob Elyott, there is graunted to our Brother Richard 
Wright a narrow peece of land lyeing at Mount Woolly stone, 
betweene the Rocks and the Fresh brooke, to beginne at the end of 
the first Lott, and to extend fourescore Rodd in length to the 
furtherance of his Water Mylne building there, and in regard of 
his redy serviceablenesse to the Towne's Occasions. 

Att this day it hath appeared that the said Richard Wright hath 
sold 130 Acrs of land at Mount Woollystone to one M"'. Pane, of 
Concord, without the consent of the Towne's Allotters, contrary to 
a former Order, and he is therefore to pay for a Fyne to the towne's 
stocke, to lie paid at the next Towne's Meeting the sume of £6. 

Also there is leave graunted to our Brother Richard Fairbanke 
for this next summer to mowe the marsh ground which is against 
his acr of planting ground in the new feild, as he hath formerl}- 
mowen it. 

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Henry Pease for this 
next summer to move the marsh against his planting ground in the 
same feild. 

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Edmund Jackson for 
this next summer to mowe the marsh that our brother Willyam 
Balstone hath formerly mowen in the same feild. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother James Pennyman for 



38 City Document No. 4G. 

this nest summer to mowe the marsh in the New feilcl as he hath 
heretof(n-e mowen the same. 

Also there is leave graunted to our Sister, the Widdow Purton, 
for this next summer to mowe the peece of marsh in the same feilde 
lying under our l)rother Robte Turner's garding payles. 

Also it appeared this day by a Writing under the hand of 
Willih Baulston, dated the 5th of August, 1G38, that he hath sould 
his house, with all the appurtenences thereunto belonging, And all 
the ground that he was possest of (vizt.), the house, yards, gar- 
dens, one close on the backside of M"". Coddingtou's, conteyning, 
by estimation, one Aci'e (be it more or lesse), and two Acrs, more 
or lesse, lyeing in the Millfeild bordering on Water Mcrryall's house, 
and three Acrs of Land, more or lesse, on Hogg Hand, and foure- 
score and tenne Acrs, more or lesse, in Mount Willystone unto 
Thomas Connell and his heirs forever. 

It is ordered that Edward Hutchison, Samuell Cole, Robte 
Turner, M^ Robte Harding, M"". William Parker and Richard 
Brackett, shall make sufficient the cart-wa}" against M^ Hutchin- 
son's house, under which they drayne their gardens before the 11th 
day of this next 1st moneth, upon the [forfeiture?] [About half a 
line at the bottom of the page is worn away.] 

[28.] Further, at the same meetinge it appeared by a Writing 
dated this same 18th day of 12th Moneth, 1G08, that Thomas 
Scottow of Boston, Joyner, hath sold to Thomas Grubb of the 
same, all his six acrs of ground lying at Muddy River adioyning 
to my Mother's Lott there, and which I bought of her : In consid- 
eration whereof the said Thomas Grubb hath resigned all his right 
of three acrs of ground lying in the New feild at Boston, which was 
allotted to him by the To^\^ne adioyning unto Isaac Grosses lott on 
the one side and Widdow Purton's on the other. 

Also at this Assembly there is granted to M"'. Beniamyn Keayne, 
the Sonne of our brother, M''. Keayne, a great Lott of Meadow and 
Upland att Monotticott Ryver, in Mount Woollystone, Running to 
a long Ridge or hill towards the Fresh Pond there. 

The 25th day of the 12th moneth, called February, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting this day upon Publique Notice. Att this 
meeting M^ Atherton Haulgh, M''. Robert Keayne and Mr. Edward 
Gibbon were Chosen for Coiuittees or deputyes for this next 
Generall Cort. 

The 25th day of the 1st moneth, called March, 1G39. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
WiUiam Coulbron, Robert Keayne, James Penne and Jacob El3'ott, 
our Brother M^ Gr^ffen Bowen hath a great Lott granted unto 
him at Mucldj' River for [blank in original.] 

Likewise our brother Richard Holledge hath a great Lott granted 
unto him there for three heads. 

Also there is leave granted to our Brother Valentine Hill to 
build a fitting house and a shopp upon the house plott wliich be 
hatli bought that was our brother M''. William Aspinwall's, and to 
lett it to Francis Lysle, Barber. 



Boston Town Records, 1G39. 39 

Also John Horcl, TaA'lor, having served within tins towne M''. 
William Hutchinson for diverse years is Allowed to be an Inhabi- 
tant amongst Us. 

Also at this meeting our brother Henry Pease hath promised to 
fence out the highway through his ground where he dwelleth, 25 
foot broade from against the Cove neare his dwelling unto the 
Crosse high way by our brother James Everill's before the 1st da^' 
of the 2d moneth, Aprill,lG40, npon the forfeture of £5 in default 
thereof, and in AVitnesse thereof he hath hereunto sett his hand. 

his 

Henry -\- Pease, 

Further, at this Meeting it appeared by a Writing dated the first 
day of August, 1638, that M^ John Underbill hath surrendered 
nnto M^ Thomas Makepeace, of Dorchester, his house in Boston 
with an hundred akers of upland ground at Muddy River and tcnn 
aers of meadow or marsh ground there, and his share of Wood- 
land in the Hands with a garding at the house and another behind 
M''. Parker's house to the quantity of halfe an acre and some 
what more, and also neare half an Aker npon the fort hill for the 
some of an hundred pounds. 

Also it is ordered that all the Cornefeild fences about the ToAvne 
shalbe made sufficient before the eight day of this next 2d moneth 
Aprile, upon the penalty of every rodd of fence then undone iii s. iv d. 
and the fence in the feild towards Roxbury to lie lookt unto by our 
brethren Willm Coulbron & Jacob Elyott & about the fort feild by 
o"" brethren Beniam3^n Gillam and Richard Gridley, and about the 
mylnefeild our brethren John Button and Jonathan Negoose, and 
about the Newfeild our brethren Willyam Hudson and Richard 
Fairbancks. 

Also it is agreed that our brother Robert Walker shalbe the Cow 
keep for this yeare, to begin the 8th Day of the next 2d Moneth, 
and to have for every Cow goeing on the necke untill the first of 
the nynth Moneth a bushell of Corne at Harvest, and a pecke of 
corne for every calf put to his keeping, and a pecke — [Apparently 
a line at the bottom of the page is missing.] 

[39.] The same 25th of the 1st moneth, March, 1639. 

It is also ordered that the C^rne feild fence at Muddy River 
shalbe made sufficient before the 20th of this next 2d Moneth 
Aprill, upon penaltie of ever}* Rodd then undone vi s. \'iii d. And to 
be seene unto b}^ our brethren John Audlyn and Edward Baytes. 
And for the Charge of the fence the broken up ground to pay for 
every acr three thirds thereof, and the unbroken up twoe thirds 
of the Charge of every Acre. 

Also it is ordered that all drye Cattell that are not Wrought in 
the Towne shalbe putt from off the necke before the 10th of the 
next 3d Moneth, in payne for every such beast not put away ii s. 
vi d. for every Week, and the Cow keeper to looke to this order, 
and to give a Weeks Warning to the owners of such Cattell, and to 
have xii d. a peece after such warning out of the forfeture, and the 
residue to be paid to the Townes use, and upon every his neglect 
in not giving Warning; and takins the forfeiture to forfett vi d. 



40 City Document No. 46. 

Also that noe goate shall goe on the necke Without a keeper 
after the 10th of this next ■2d Moneth, in paiue for every goate 
for every time so taken xii d., the one halfe to tlie taker, and the 
other to the Towne, besides making satisfaction for any damage 
done by them, and old Winge to looke to this Order, 

Also it is ordered that the owners of all the hoggs that are found 
within this neclie and are not both 3-oked and rung after the 8th of 
this next 2d Moneth, sliall pa}' for all the damage done by them 
as shalbe iudged by twoe of the Brethren, and shall pay xii d. for 
every swine for every time soe taken or impounded ; the one half 
to the taker and the other to the Towne. And in Case any shall 
take them up into their yard, then forthwith eyther to lett the 
owners knowe of them, or to sett a note of them upon the Whip- 
ping poast, or else to loose both damage and the takeing of them 
up. 

Further about the Order for hoggs, it was ordered that in Case 
an}^ shall take them up into their yards tlien forthwith, eyther to 
lett the owners know of tliem, or to send a note of them to the 
foldkeeper, to be sett eyther upon one of the poasts of the fould 
gate or on the Whipping poast, or else the taker of them into his 
yard shall loose both his damage and his part for the taking of 
them, and that whoesoever take any such swine shall see that the 
forfeiture to the Towne be paid ; Moreover Wee doe appoint our 
brother Richard Fairbanck to be the fould keeper, and to see to 
the executing of this order, upon the penaltie of xii d. for everj' his 
defalt about this order. 

Also Wee Order that none of those that dwell in any of the 
feilds shall suffer any of their swine to goe at libertie in any of the 
feilds, though they be yoked and Runge, in paine of v s. a peece 
for every time soe taken, the one halfe to the Towne and the other 
half to the taker of them. 

Alsoe at this meeting one Henry Shrimpton, a Bras^'er, is allowed 
to be an Inhabitant in this Towne. 

The 29th day of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1630. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Coulbron, Robert Keayne and Robert Hardinge, It was 
agreed upon together, With the Consent of M^ William Peirce, 
that there shall be a passage of seven foote wide from the lower 
part of M''. Keaynes garden, at his Mud Wall house unto the 
Creeke neare Edward Bendalls new house, to be fenced out b}' the 
said Willyam Peirce out of his garden, and at his Charges on the 
one side, and at the Cliarges of the said Edward Bendall on the 
other side, and soe to be maintenj'ed. 

Also it is now agreed upon that whereas our brother Thomas 
Malson Was Allotted for his great Allotment at Rumney Marsh 
short b}' the number of twoe heads ; therefore at the next Alloting 
at Mount Woollystone that it shall be made up nnto him at the end 
of the lott he hath now bought of our brother Edward Hutchinson, 
the Elder. 

Also Sarauell Grame is Allowed for an Inhabitant. 



Boston Town IIecords, 1639. 41 

[30.] The i;3th clay of the 3d moneth, called May, 1G39. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon particular or private Generall 
notice giveing from house to house. 

Att this Meeting M^ Robert Keayne and Captaine Edward 
Gibon Were Chosen for Coinittees or deputyes for this next 
Generall Cort. 

Also at this meeting M''. Thomas Olyvar, M^ Thomas Leveritt, 
M^ Willyam Coulbron, M"". Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward 
Gibbons, M'. Willyam Tinge, M'. Robert Hardinge, Jacob Elyott 
and M^ John Cogan are Chosen as formerly for the Townes occa- 
sions for this next ensueing halfe yeare. 

The 27th day of the same 3d moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of M". Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, M^ Willyam Tinge, Captaine Edward Gibbons, M"". Robert 
Hardinge, Jacob Elyott and M^ John Cogan, it is agreed that M^ 
AVillyam Hibbins shall be admitted an Inhabitant in this Towne. 

The 2d day of the 5th moneth, Julye, 1639. 

Att a Meeting this da}' of M^ Thomas Olyvar, Thomns Lev- 
eritt, M''. William Coulborne, M^ Robert Keayne, M". WiUiam 
Tinge and M". John Cogan, it is agreed that William Needham, 
the Cooper, shall have an acre for his housplott, out of the little 
Island att Mount WooUystone, over against Barnaby Dorryfalls 
land, beyond M"". William Coddingtons brooke. 

Also that Stephen Kinsley, husbandman, shall have the residue 
of the said Iseland for his housplott there. 

Also there is granted to John Jepson, Shoemaker, a great lott 
at the Mount for three heads, twelve acrs, paying for the same, to 
the use of this towne, three shillings an acre upon the entrance of 
the platforme or bounders thereof, after the Surveying of it, and 
that to be at the next townes meeting thereunto. 

Also there is leave granted to Richard Carter, a Carpenter, to 
buy a house, with the ground under it, of William Hudson, the 
younger, next unto M"". Thomas Olyvars new housplott, upon Con- 
dition of Inoffensive Carry age. 

Also there is leave granted to Gabryell Fallowell to sell his 
house, garding, and half acre of land in the new feilde, unto one 
Richard Bidggood, late of London, Cloth worker, upon Condition 
of his Inoffensive Carriage amongst us. 

The 29th day of the 5th moneth, July, 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of M^ Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, M^ Willyam Coulbron, M^ Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward 
Gibbon, M^ Willyam Ting, Jacob Elyott and M^ John Cogan, 
there is granted a great Lott to our brother, John Sm^'th, Taylor, 
at Muddy River, for three heads. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother, Edward Hutchinson, 
the j-ounger, in behalfe of his father, William Hutchinson, to sell 
his house in this Towne to M^ Richard Hutchinson, of London, 
lynning draper. 



42 City Document No. 46. 

Also there is granted to our brother, John Hurd, a, great Lott at 
the Mount, for three heads. 

Also John Levcritt hath granted unto him a great Lott at Muddy 
Elver, for tenn heads. 

Also M^ David Offley hath a great Lott, &c. [This sentence 
has been crossed with the pen.] 

[31.] The 12th day of the 6th moneth, August, 1639. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique Notice. 

Att this Meeting Captaine Edward Gibon and M''. William 
Tinge were Chosen, for Comittees or deputyes, for this next Gen- 
eral! Court. 

The 26th day of the same 6th moneth. 

At a meeting this day of M"". Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
M^ Will^'am Colbron, M"". Robte Keayne, Captaine Edward Gibon, 
M''. AVillyara Tinge, Jacob Elyott and M^ John Cogan. there is 
leave granted to M"". Anthony Stoddard, lynning drap. to become a 
Townsman. 

Alsoe John Seaborne, a Taylor, having served for the space of 
three years within this Towne, is granted to be an Inhabitant. 

Also our brother, Nathaniell Willyams, is graunted a great Lott 
at Mount Woollystone, for 4 heads. 

Also our brother, John Leveritt, is granted a house plott and 
gardensted, next unto our brother Robert Hulls, to be layd out by 
our brethren, M'". Willyam Coulbron and Jacob Elyott, building a 
good house there upon, by the spring time, or Within six Monethes 
after the laying of it out. 

Also to Alexander Plumley, that was M''. Colbrons man, is 
granted a great Lott at the Mount, for three heads. 

The 30th day of the 7th moneth, Sept., 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of M"". Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
M"'. Willyam Colbron, M'. Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward Gibon, 
and Jacob Elyott, there was granted to Thomas Foster, the Gunner 
at the Castle Island, a great Lott at the Mount, for six heads 
upon Condition expressed for Mount .AVoollystone lands. 

Also to Cleoment Cole, whoe served with M"". Robert Keayne 4 
years, a great Lott there, for seaven heads, upon the like Condition. 

Also to Thomas Millard, husbandman, a great Lott at the Mount, 
for fyve heads, upon the like condition. 

Also to M^ David OfBey, a great Lott at Mudd}' River, for 15 
heads. 

Also M^ Richard Parker, Marchant, is allowed to be an In- 
habitant. 

Also M"". Thomas Foule is allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

The 28th day of the 8th mon., October, 1639. 

At a meeting this day of M''. Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
M"". Willyam Colbron, M^ Robert Keajnie, Captaine Edward Gibon, 
M^ Willyam Tinge, Jacob Elyott and M"". John Cogan, It is per- 
mitted to Samuell Sherman for the standing of his Cow house, 



Boston Town Kecouds, 1G39. 43 

which he hath l)uilt upon the Common by the gate next Rox- 
bury, nntill the spring time, and then he is to take it dowue unlesse 
be have further leave from the Towne for the standing thereof. 

Also he hath leave granted unto him for this next yeare to mow 
the plotts of ground compassed about with small Creekes next the 
great Creeke betweene Roxbury and us, such as the Cattell use 
not to feede upon. 

Also a great Lott granted to our brother Nathaniell Woodward 
at Muddy River for 3 heads. 

Also there is granted to our brother Thomas Savidge a garden 
plott, where it may be Conveniently had, for the hous plott next to 
the hous plott granted to our brother John Leveritt and upon the 
like Condition. 

Also there is granted to John Robbinson, late servant to our 
brother M"". Newgate, a housplott Where it may conveniently be 
had. 

[82.] The same 28 of the 8'. mon. Oct5b. 1639. At this day 
it appeared by a Writing dated the 11th of tlie 3d raoneth, 1639, 
that Robert Harding, of Boston, for the sume of £33 6s. 8d. hath 
sould unto Richard Tuttell of the same half of his pp Allotment at 
Romely Marsh (comonly so called) , being in quantity about 50 Acres 
of upland and Marsh together, bounded towards the North by a 
strait line parting betweene it and the other half of my pper 
Allotment, Towards the East by the Comon sewer. Towards the 
South it Adioyneth to Certaine lauds purchased by the said Richard 
Tuttell ; towards the West by the Comon High Way ; With all the 
parts of it and ai)purtenances belonging unto it unto the said 
Richard Tuttell and to his heirs forever. 

The 25th day of the 9th moneth, Novemb., 1639. 

At a meeting this day of M"". Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
M". Willyam Colbron, Captaine Edward Gibon, M"". Willyam Tinge, 
M^ Robert Harding, Jacob Elyott, and M^ John Cogan, there is 
granted to our brother Thomas Wheelar a hous plott and garden- 
stead next unto the housplott the last day granted to our brother 
Savidg, and upon like Condition, to be layd out by our brethren 
M"". Willih Colbron and Jacob Elyott. 

Also this day M". Edward Tinge is Allowed to be an Inhabitant 
here. 

Also there is a great Lott granted to our brother Francis Lysle 
at the Mount for 5 heads upon the Condition therein limited. 

Also this day John Seaberry, a Seaman hath with leave bought 
our brother Water Merrye's house, and half an Acre under it in 
the M3-lne feild, and so is allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also Richard Storer, the Sonne of Elizabeth Hull, the Wife of 
our brother Roberte Hull, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant and to 
have a great Lott at the Mount for three heads. 

Also our brother Arthure Fury hath leave to sell his house and 
garding to Silvester Saunders whoe [hath] long beene a servant 
in this towne. 

Also Nicholis Baxter, a fisherman, is Allowed to be an Inhabi- 
tant. 



44 City Document No. 46. 

Also our brother John Milles hath sould to our l)rother Thomas 
Savidge the Wood Lott of foure Acrs of Upland and M;irsh at 
Hogg Island, and all his right of an Acre and a half of planted 
ground in the Newfeild. 

Also Thomas Clarke, a locksmith, is Allowed for an Inhabitant 
and to be Considered of for a housplott here and a great Lott at 
Mount Woolystone for six heads. 

Also, Whereas at a former meeting there was granted to our 
brother George Burdon a great Lott at the Mount for five heads 
which as yet hath not beene layd out, and that now he is increased 
to eight heads which are now allowed. 

[33.] The IGth day of the 10th moneth, December, 1639. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Publique Notise. 

Att this meetinge the orders of the last Generall Court were 
openly Reade. 

Alsoc att this meetinge M"". John Winthrop, Governor, M^ 
Richard Bellingnam, Treasurer, M''. Willvam Coulbron, Captaine 
Edward Gibon, M^ Willyam Tinge, M^ Willyam Hibbon, M^ 
John Cogan, M^ Robert Harding and Jacob Ellyott are Chosen 
as formerly for the Townes Affayrs for these next six Monethes. 

Also this day M"". John Cogan and Willyam Hudson the Elder 
are Chosen the Cunstables of this Towne for this next yeare. 

The 30th day of the same moneth. 

Att a Meeting this day of M''. John Winthrop, Governor, M"". 
Richard Bellingham, Treasurer, M"". Willyam Coulborne, Captaine 
Edward Gibon, M'. Willyam Ting, M^ Willyam Hibbon, M". 
John Cogan, M^ Robert Harding and Jacob Elyott there is 
graunted to Richard Sherman a great Lott for seaven heads att 
Muddy Ryver, if it be there to be had. 

Also Gregory Belchar hath a great Lott granted unto him for 
13 heads, 52 Acrs at the Mount, paying 3s. an Acre to the use ol 
this Towne upon the entrance of the bounders thereof after the 
Surveying of it. 

Also Willyam Potter hath the like granted to him for xi heads, 
44 Acrs there, paj-ing 3s. an acre, upon the entrance as before. 

Also our brother John Remicke, hath a great Lott allowed to 
him at Muddy Ryver for four heads. 

Also our brother, George Curtys, hath a great Lott granted to 
him there for two heads. 

Alsoe this day Willj-am Blanton Carpenter is allowed for an 
Inhabitant. 

Alsoe Leonard Buttle is this day Allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also Edmund Grosse is this day Allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also this day Richard Woodas, fisherman, is granted a great 
Lott at the Mount for 3 heads, upon the usuall condition for thai 
ground. 

At this day it was agreed that 300 Acrs at Muddy River fo" 
perpetuall Commonage to the Inhabitants there and the towne o 
Boston, to begin at the outer bounds of M'. Ilibbins Lott, and so 
to goe into the Country as the Land will afford before any othe 
allotments are la^d out hereafter. 



Boston Town Records, 1639. 45 

Francis Dowse, servant to our brother, George Burdon, is 
allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Alsoe there is leave granted this day to our brother, Edmund 
Jackson, for this next summer tvme, to mowe the meadow in the 
New feild adioyning to his planting ground there. 

Alsoe M'. Edward Tinge hath this day granted unto him a great 
Lott at the Mount for 250 Acrs, adioyning to the lands of 
Edward Hutchinson and Thomas Savidge on the upper side of the 
Pond. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother, Richard Fairbancke, 
for the next Summer, to mowe the marsh ground in the new feild as 
he hath formerly mo wen. 

[34.] The same 30th day of the 10th moneth, December, 1639. 

Whereas, at a former Meeting, there was granted to our 
brother, Thomas Scottoe, a great Lott at Muddy River for three 
heads, which, as yet, have not beene layd out for him, and that 
now he is increased to fyve heads. He is, therefore, now allowed 
to have the said Lott for five heads. 

The like also is granted to John Crabtree for 5 heads at the 
Mount and upon Mount land Condicon ; Whereas he was formerly 
allowed but for two heads. 

Our brother, Arthure Perry, hath a great Lott granted to him 
for 7 heads at the Mount upon the usuall Condition thereof. 

The 27 day of the 11th moneth, January, 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of M"". John Winthrop, Governor, M^ 
Richard Bellingham, Treasurer, M"". Willj'am Coulbron, Captaine . 
Edward Gibon, M'. Willyam Ting, M^ John Cogan, M". Robert 
Harding and Jacob Elyott, it is ordered that whereas there was 
formerly graunted to M"". John Wheelewright a great Lott of 250 
Acrs, 205 Acrs Whereof have beene layd out where parte of the 
first AUottraents should have lyen, and that the purchaser of M'. 
Wheele Wrights grant hath Consented to the parting with the said 
205 Acrs for the having in lue thereof all the Captaines plaine, 
and 80 Acrs more. 

Also William Needham hath a great Lott granted him at the 
Mount for 2 heads, 8 Acrs, payinge 3s. an Acre, according to the 
agreed order for them of the Mount. 

Also Robert Hewstead hath a great Lott granted unto him att 
the Mount for eight heads, 32 Acrs, paying 3s. an Acre, to the Use 
of the Towne Upon the Entrance of the bounders thereof, after the 
Surveying of it. 

Also George Wright hath the like granted to him there for 3 
heads, 12 Acrs, paying 3s. an Acre upon the entrance as before. 

Also our brother, Henry Shrimpton, hath granted unto him a 
great Lott for 3 heads. 

Also onr brother, Richard Hogge, hath the like granted unto 
him, for 5 heads there, upon like Condition. 

Also he desire th a house Lott and garden plott. 

Also our brother, John Spoor, hath a great Lott granted unto 
him for 5 heads at the Mount, upon the usuall Condition thereof. 

Also there is granted to Edmund Grosse the square pecce of 
ground adioyning to William Letherlands 3'ard, and bounding 



46 City Document No. 46. 

towards the Beech there for a housplott, excepting one Rodd in 
bredth from William Letherlands house plott to Thomas Grubbs 
Fish house, which is granted to Willy am Letherland. 

Also there is graunted to Richard Critchle}' a great Lott for 5 
heads at the Mount, upon the usuall Condition thereof. 

Also our brother, John Gallopp, hath the meadow or Marsh 
plott in Long Island, being about six acrs, granted unto him as 
other men have their planting Lotts there. 

Also Thomas Clarke, smith, hath a great Lott granted unto him 
for 8 heads at the Mount, upon the Usuall Condition thereof. 

[35.] The same 27th day of the 11th moneth, 1G39. 

Our Brother, Edward Bendall, is Appointed to bestow all goods 
Whereof the owners are not knowne. 

Also all that have businesses for the Townsmens Meeting are to 
bring them in to M"". Leveritt, M''. Willj'am Ting, or to Jacob 
Elyott, before the Townse Meetings. 

Also Samuell Grame hath a great Lott granted unto him for 4 
heads at the Mount, upon the Usuall Condition thereof. 

Also for endinge the difference betweene the Purchasers of M'. 
Wheelewrights lands and the owners of the second division or Lott 
at Mount Woollystone, for as much as the said Purchasers cannot 
have their lands supplyed in course, as those of the first Lott had, 
without prejudice to many men wlioe have improved their Lotts ; 
It is therefore ordered by Consent of diverse of the partyes, that 
the Purchasei's of M"". Wheelewrights lands shall have (in leiue of 
the 205 Acrs which was taken awa}^ towards the making up of 
what was wanting to the first dy vision or Lott there) the 43 Acrs 
at the end of his Land and the Captaines Plaine, being about 114 
Acrs, and that the Widdow Shelley s Sonne, and those whoe chal- 
lenge interest in the said Plaine, shall have their parts supplyed, 
first served and layde out where noe grant is alredy made in per- 
ticular, and together therewith the 30 Acrs remayning of M''. 
Wheelewrights proportion besides ; and the Purchasers are to have 
in lew of the Residue more than the 30 Acrs which they Allowed to 
the said Widdow Shelley s sonne, and the Rest, such proportion of 
the Rocky grounds l3'ing next the said Playne and the said 43 
Acrs as the Surveyors upon view shall finde answerable to the 18 
Acrs remayning to them. 

At this meeting Robert Mears hath sould to Dorothie Bill, Wid- 
dow, for her life, and to her Sonne, James Bill, with her, to him and 
his heirs his house and gardenstead under it Wherein they now 
doe dwell. 

Robert Bradford, Taylor, allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

Also to our Brother Anthony Stoddard there is granted a great 
Lott of 100 Acrs upon the Condition thereof. 

Also there is granted to M^ Thomas Foule a great Lott of 600 
Acrs Att 

Also to M^ Samuell Mavericke a great Lott of 400 Acrs 
att 

Also to Henry Messenger a great Lott at Muddy River for 2 
heads. 

Also to our brother Josua Scotto a great Lott there for 3 heads 



Boston Town Records, 1639-40. 47 

Also to Thomas Painter, Joyner, a great Lott at Muddy River 
for 4 lieads. 

Also there is granted to brother Robert Hull six Acrs of Upland 
ground at Hog Island. 

Also Beniamyn Negoose, a Salter, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

[36.] The same 27th day of the 11th moneth, January, 1039. 

It was agreed with our Neighbors and Brethren of the 
Mount, viz. : William Cheesebrough, Alexander Winchester, 
Richard Wright, James Pennyman, Stephen Kinslc}^, and Martin 
Saunders, in the name of the Rest there (for whom the}' under- 
tooke) that the}' should give to this Towne of Boston towards the 
maintenance thereof 4s. an Acre for every 2 Acrs of the 7 Acrs 
formerly granted to divers, then of Boston, upon expectation they 
should have Continued With Us ; And 3s. an Acre for every Acre 
that hath beene, or shalbe, granted to any others whoe are not In- 
habitants of Boston ; and that in Consideration hereof, and after that 
the said portions of money shalbe payd to this Towne's Treasurie 
of Boston, all the said lands shalbe fi-ee from any Towne Rates or 
Charges to Boston, and also from all Countrie Charges when the 
Mount shalbe Rated by the Court, b}' it selfe, and not Assessed 
with the Towne of Boston; And upon these Termes., If the 
Court shall think fitt to grant them to be a Towne of them seh^es, 
they shall have free liberty to Accept thereof ; Provided that this 
Order shall not extend to any more or other Lands than such as 
shall make payment of the said Rates soe agreed upon of 4s. and 
3s. an Acr. And upon the former Consideration, there is granted 
to the Mount all the Rocky ground l3nng betweene the Fresh 
brooke and M"". Coddington's brooke, Adioyning to M''. Haulghe's 
Farme, and from the west Corner of that Farme to the South west 
Corner of M^ Hutchinson's Farme, to be Reserved and Used in 
Comon for ever by the Inhabitants and Land holders there, to- 
gether with one other parsell of Rockie ground neare to the Knight's 
necke, which was left out liy the third Company of Lotts (ex- 
cepting all such grounds lying among or neere the said Rocky 
grounds, formerly granted out in Lotts to particular Persons. 

Also there is granted to M''. William Thompson, Pastor of the 
Church at the Mount, 120 Acrs of Land there, Free from the 
foresaid Rate of 3s. per Acre. 

Also there is granted to M^ Henry Flint 80 Acrs of Land there, 
in like sort, Free from the said Rate of 3s. per Acr. 

Also there is granted to John Lugg a great Lott, for 9 heads, at 
the Mount, upon the LIsual Conditions. 

Also there is further granted to M"'. William Ting, in regard that 
his great Lott at Muddy River is not yet la^d out, nor could be in 
regard the Bounders between Boston and Roxbury were but lately 
determined, and that now the number of his Persons and Catteil 
are increased, there is further granted to him an hundred acrs more 
to be l-ayd unto his Lott formerly granted. The Brethren's Lotts 
and the Commonage there alredy granted being first layd out. 
* [37.] The same 27th day of the Uth moneth, January, 1639. 

Also Att this Meeting John Vyall, Weaver, is Allowed to be an 
Inhabitant. 



48 City Document No. 46. 

Also there is granted to M"". Beniamin Keayne a great Lott at 
Mount Woolyston, of 200 Acrs (be it more or lesse), as it is 
alredy layd out with markes and stakes towards the North with 
M^ Haulghes great Allottment ; towards the East with Lands yet 
in Comon ; towards the South with Monotecott Ryver, and 
towards the "West with the great Pyne Swampe. 

Also there is granted 500 Acrs of Land at Mount Wooliston, 
Where it may be Conveniently laj'd out for the use of the Can- 
oneere of Boston Wheresoever he is, or shall be, in the service 
thereof from time to time. 

Also tliere is granted to our Elder, M"". Thomas Olyvar, all the 
fresh meadow belonging to Boston lying under the foote of the 
great Hill at Muddy River next Newlowne bounds there. 

Also there is granted to Mr. William Coulbron, a parcell of f resh 
meaddowe adioyning to the little fresh brooke parting betweene us 
and Newtowne bounds at Muddy River, and Running into Charles 
Ryver there. 

Also there is 2,000 Acrs to be sett a part at the Mount for the 
use of this Towne in the most Convenient place unallotted. 

The 24th day of the 12th moneth, February, 1639. 

At a Meeting this day of M"". John Winthrop, Governor, M''. 
Richard Bellingham, Treasurer, Captaine Edward Gibon, M'. 
Willih Ting, M^ William Coulbron, M^ John Cogan, M^ Robert 
Harding, and Jacob Elyott, there is granted to M''. Richard Par- 
ker a great Lott of 400 Acrs at the Mount, besides the hundred 
Acrs given to the Wharf e, and to be laid out together. 

Also there is granted to Lewys Kidby a houslott on the Marsh 
next unto John Lowes, twoe Rodds towards the Sea in bredth, 
and 4 Rodds in length on the backeside. 

Also there is granted to William Blanton, Carpenter, a great 
Lott at Muddy River, for 3 heads and a houslott on the necke 
Where it may be had. 

Also there is granted to Leonard Buttles, bricklayer, a great 
Lott at Muddy River for 4 heads. 

Also Edward Fletcher, Cutler, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant, 
and to have a housplott Where it may be had. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother Richai-d Brackett to 
mowe the Marsh lying in the Newfeild, Which he hath usually 
mowen, for this next Summer time. 

Also our brother, Arthure Perry, hath a housplott granted him. 

Also our brother, Richard Hogg, the like. 

Also our brother, John Hurd, the like. 

[38.] The same 24th day of the 12th mon. Feb. 

At this Meeting William Briscoe, taylor, is Allowed to be an 
Inhabitant, and to have a great Lott, for eight heads, at the 
mount. 

Also John Marshall, husbandman, having served with our 
brother, M^ Edward Hutchinson, is allowed an Inhabitant. 

Also there is granted to ould Robert Wing a great Lott at Muddy 
River, for 4 heads. 



Boston Town Records, 1639-40. 49 

Also the like is granted to Lew3's Kidb}', Fisherman, for 2 heads, 
at the Mount, upon the Usuall Condition. 

The like is granted to John Moore, the Governors servant, for 3 
heads. 

The like is granted to brother Thomas Mekyns, the j-ounger, for 
7 heads. 

The like is granted to George Barrell, Cooper, for 9 heads there. 

The like is granted to WilUam Kirkby, Fisherman, for 3 heads 
there. 

The like is granted to John Arnould, Plasterer, for 2 heads there. 

The like is granted to Richard Carter, Sawyer, for 3 heads thei-e. 

The like is granted to Waters Sinnott, Fisherman, for 3 heads there. 

Also there is granted to Thomas Jewell, of the Mount, Milner, 
for three heads, 12 Acrs, upon the Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to M^ Danyell Welles, of the same, for 20 heads, 80 
Acrs there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Peter Brackett, of the same, for 12 heads, 48 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Samuel Allen, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Will^'am Allyce,* of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

Jacob Wilson, of the same, hath the like, for 4 heads, 1-6 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Reade, of the same, for 11 heads, 44 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Robte Stephens, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Rose, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The hke to Henry Addams, of the same, for 10 heads, 40 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

[:^9.] The same 24th day of the 12th moneth, Feb. 1639. 

And at the same Meeting there was granted to Thomas Place, of 
Mount WooUystone, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs there, upon the Covenant 
of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Ilarbar, of tbe same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Beniamyn Albye, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s, p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Simons, of the same, for 10 heads, 40 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Marchant, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Poffer, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Paflfl\'n, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Robert Sharpe, of the same, for 4 heads, 16 acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

* This name may be read AUyee, 



50 City Document No. 46. 

The like to John Dasset, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Blysse, of the same, for 9 heads, 36 acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Gilbert, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Henry Neale, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Henry Maudsley, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The hke to James Covey, of the same, for 4 heads, 16 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Samuell Bitfeild, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s, p. Acre. 

The like to James Clarke, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to James Wiseman, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like is granted to John Collyns, of Monaticott, at Mount 
WooUystone, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs there, upon the same Covenant 
of 3s. p. Acre, to the use of this towne. 

The like to Christofer Collyns, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs 
there, upon the same CoA'enant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Aldrich, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The hke to Anthony Newton, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Mathevv Smyth, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

[40.] The same 24th day of the same 12th Moneth. February, 
1639. 

Att this Meeting there was gi-anted to John French, of Monati- 
cott, at Mount WooUystone, a great Lott thei-e, for 5 heads, 20 
Acrs, and 20 Acrs more at his request to witt 40 Acrs in all there, 
upon the Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Miles, of the same, for 6 heads, and 20 Acrs more 
there, being in all 44 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Richard Rockett, of the same, for 5 heads, and 20 
Acrs more, there being in all 40 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Nicholas Hathwa}', of the same, for 4 heads, and 20 
Acrs more, there being in all 36 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Bird, of the same, for 4 heads, and 20 Acrs 
more, there being in all 36 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. 
Acre. 

The like to George Sheppard, of the same, for 2 heads, and 10 
Acrs more, there being in all 18 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Tayer, of the same, for 9 heads, and 40 
Acrs more, there being in all 76 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 



Boston Town Records, 1640. 51 

The like to Dan^'ell Lovell and his mother, of the same, for 3 
heads, 12 Aei's there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to David Rogers, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Onyon, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

Alsoe at this Meeting it appeared by a "Writing under the hand 
of one Willyam Mawer, late of this Towne, husbandman, dated 
the 7th day of this 12th moneth Called February, 1639, that the 
said Willy am Mawer hath for the sume of £15, unto him in hand 
paj^d, sould to Captaine Edward Gibon, of the same, one house 
and garding plott, Conteyning b}' estimacon half an Acre (be it 
more or lesse) wdth the buildings thereupon and appurtenances 
AVhatsoever belonging to the same, within this Towne now in the 
occupation of one Willyam Teffe, taylor, unto him the said Cap- 
taine Gibon and to his heirs and Assignes forever. 

Also at this Meeting our brethren Edward Randsford and Wil- 
lyam Hudson are appointed to accompany' the Surveyor to laj'e out 
the planting ground at Long Hand, and they are to beginne at the 
East end, and if an}' have bestowed any labor upon that Which 
shall fall to another man, he Whoe shall enioye the benefitt there- 
of, shall eyther allow for the Charge, or Cleare soe much for the 
other. 

[41.] The 30th day of the 1st moneth, March, 1640. 

Att a Meeting this day of M"". John AVinthrop, Governor, Cap- 
taine Edward Gibon, M"". William Colbron, M'. William Ting, M'. 
John Cogan, and Jacob Elyott. 

On this day Captaine Edward Gibon, for the Some of £16, hath 
sould unto Willyam Teffe, of this Town, taylor, and to his heires 
and assignes fox-ever, one house and garding plott, with the buildings 
thereupon and appurtenances belonging to the same, AVithin this 
Towne, sometime Willyam Hudson's, the elder, and now in the 
possession of the said Will3am Teffe, and Which he the said Cap- 
taine Gibon lately purchased of one Will3'am Mawer, late of this 
Towne, husbandman. 

Also it is ordered, that M^ Willyam Coulbron and Jacob Elyott 
shall sett out to brother John Odljn such quantity of Marsh ground 
at Muddy River as they shall thinke Convenient for him, and shall 
Certify the same at the next Towne's meeting that a pryce may be 
sett of the same, upon payment Whereof the said Marsh ground to 
be granted to the said John Odlyn and to his heirs forever. 

Also, Consideration to be had of brother Sargient Savage, his 
demaund to have the overplus land at Hogg Hand, Which he bought 
of divers men, sett out unto him. 

Also, at this Meeting John Freind, Carpenter, now dwelling in 
this Towne, is to be allowed an Inhabitant thereof. 

Also, John Palmer, Carpenter, now dwelling here, is to be 
allowed an Inhabitant, if he can gett an house, or land to sett an 
house upon (it being not proper to allowe a man an Inhabitant 
Withou [t] habitation . 

Also William Needham of the Mount, hath granted unto him 12 
Acrs there, upon the Coven*, of 3'. p. Acre. 



52 City Docuivient No. 46. 

Also agreed upon that henceforth there shalbe noe land granted 
eyther for housplott or garden to any person out of the open ground 
or Comon Feild Which is left betweene the Centr}' Hill and M^ 
Colbrons end ; Except 3 or 4 Lotts to make up the streete from 
bro. Eobte Walkers to the Round Marsh. 

Also it is ordered that notice shalbe given by the Cunstables unto 
such as have not built upon their house Lotts which have beene 
sett out to them above a ^-eare, that they come to the next meeting 
to shew Cause why their Lotts should not be gi-anted to others 
according to the Originall grant ; and if the}' come not, that then 
the Towne Will dispose of them. 

Also it is agreed that Edwaixl Baytes (in regard of his absence 
at Isle Sables) shalbe allowed 6 monethes to build upon his Lott ; 
otherwise he Consents to leave it to the Towne, his Charges being 
allowed to the Value. 

Also it is ordered that the Streete from M"". Atherton Haulghes 
to the Centry hill to be layd out, and soe kept open for ever. 

Also the great Lott formerly granted to Thomas Hawkins, at the 
Mount is now Confirmed to Him, and 5 Acrs more Added to it, in 
regard of some damage he sustaynes in the ground Where he 
dwells, by the laying out of Highwayes on both sides of it. 

Also M"". Willyam Colbron and Jacob Elyott are appointed to 
lay out the high Wayes at Muddy River, towards Cambridge. 

Also William Davis, gunsm^'th, hath granted him a great Lott 
of 20 Acrs at the Mount, upon the usual Covenant for such Lotts. 

Also it is agreed that William Hudson, the elder, shalbe Com- 
mended to the Court, that he may have Allowance to keepe an 
Ordinary. 

Also AVilliam Briscoe, Taylor, hath granted him an houselott in the 
Way betweene Robte Walkers and the Round marsh, to be sett 
out by M^ Colbron and Jacob Ellyott. 

Also it is ordered that Richard Fairebancke and William Salter 
shall looke to the fences in the feild next Roxbury, and likewise 
Beniamin Gillam and Edmund Jacklyn for the Fort feild, and also 
William Hudson and Edward Bendall for the new feild, and further 
also M''. Valentine Hill and John Button for the milne feild fences. 

[42.] The 20th day of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1640. Att 
a Generall meeting upon publique notice. At this meeting Captaine 
Edward Gibon and M"". W^illyam Tinge where Chosen for the 
Comittees or Deputyes of this Towne for this next Generall Court. 

The 27th day of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of M^ John Winthropp, Governor, M^ 
Richard Bellingham, Assistant, Captaine Edward Gibbones, M"". 
William Colbron, M^ William Ting, M'. John Cogan, & Jacob Eliott. 

It was Ordered, First, that AVilliam Hibbins should have his greate 
Lotte at muddy River (yf it be there to be had) as neare his land he 
bought as may be without wrong to others ; and for this end M'. 
Colebron and goodman Eliott are to vue the place, and Certifie at 
the next meeting what may bee donne. 

2dly. There is graunted to M^ William Ting a parcell of the 



Boston Town Records, 1640. 53 

marsh lieing next that he bought of M^ John OUver, 4 Rodd in 
breadth, and soe the whole length of the marsh. 

3rdly. Upon M^ Tresurcrs* motion for a peece of marsh at the 
end of that where his sawpitt is, It is referred to view before tlie 
next meeting. 

41y. For the difference betwixt M"". Oliver and Nich. Carter about 
a fence, Carter is for the present to make up the fence he pulled 
downe. And yf the next Generall Court shall make any order for 
fences it shall bee disposed accordingly. 

51y. Samuell Sherman is alowed a Lott at the mount for fifteene 
heads. 

6. John Scarlett is allowed a lott at the mount for twoe heads. 

7. Ed. Goodwine is alowed a lott at the mount for twoe heads. 

8. Samuell Sherman is allowed that his Cowe house may stand 
near Roxburie gate, where it now is, and he is inioyned to sett his 
fence straight, soe as he doe not incroch upon the high way. 

9. The parcell of marsh at Hogg Island is tendered to goodman 
Marshall and goodman Raynolds and B. Gridley, to be sould to 
tbem att such rates as shall be agreed. 

fll. Peter the dutch man, is allowed one acre at Long Island. 

12. The house Lott formerly graunted to Bibble, which he hath 
forfetted for not building upon it, according to the order. Is now 
graunted to Joh. Robertsoune, provided he buylt upon it within six 
monethes. 

13 John Woodward is allowed a howselott next Henry Gray, 
provided he build upon it within six moneths. 

[43.] 14. Robert Walker is alowed the howse lott next his 
house to make a garden, Provided that he put of that which is 
now his garden on the other side the way, to be a house Lott. 

15. Ed. Goodwine is graunted a howse Lott next to WiiHa. 
Briscowe, provided hee build on it within six moneths. 

16. Ed. Grosse is graunted a Lott for twoe heads at muddy 
River, if it be there to be had after former graunts are served. 

17. Natha : Wilhs is spared for Cleareing halfe an acre of his 
ground at spectackell Island, in I'egard his servant did scaid his 
legg. 

18. James Davis is allowed three acres at long Island. 

19. Seriant Savage is graunted tenn acres of upland at hogg 
Island for £4, to be set out of the over plus Land. 

20. All drie Cattle are to bee removed of the neck within foure- 
teene dayes upon paine of five shillings the weeke for every beast, 
except workeingbeests, and noe man is to keepe above twoe Cowes. 

21. Willia. Hibbins is Chosen Treasurer for the towne stock, 
which shall arise of sale of Lands, or b^' any other waies then by 
ordinary rates, to Continue untill another be Chosen in his place. 

22. George Burden, his Lott at long Island is (by his Consent) 
assigned to Ed. JacUsonne. 

23. John Odline is to have 8 Acres of marsh at muddie river for 
£4, which he payed downe ; and Ed. Grubb six acrs there for £3 ; 

* The margin says Mr. Bcllingham's motion ; he was formerly treasurer, 
t No item No. 10 is on tlie Record. 



54 City Document No. 46. 

and Ben. Gillum 10 Acrs for £5 ; and Joh. Davis 8 Acrs for £4. to 
be set out b^' M''. Coleburne and Goodman Eliott after M"'. Hibbins 
is served. 

24. All swine are to be suflfieiently jocked, except such as have 
akeeper with them, upon paine of forfeture for every swine above six 
weekes ould not so jocked ; 2s. for every time any swine shall be 
taken unyockcd, whereof the one halfe shall goe to the prosecutor; 
this order is to take place from the 8th of the 3d moneth. 

25. The residue of the ground not graunted at long island (yf 
Siuj be) is graunted to Ben : Gillum. 

The 25th of the 3d moneth, called May, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of M"^. William Ting, Treasurer, M"". Wil- 
liam Coleburne, M^ John Cogan, Brother Jacob Eliott, and William 
Hibbins, it was ordered 

Imprymis : M''. Edward Ting is graunted to digg Turfe of the 
Island lieing among the flatts by mill feild going to Charlestowne. 

[44.] Also to William Hibbins is graunted a parcell of meddowe 
at Muddy River Containing by estimation about 10 Acres inclosed 
by a greate swampe on the one side and greate rocks on the other, 
provided it fall not in any former graunt ; if wee can belter 
accomodate him heare after he is content to resigne his againe. 

It is agreede and Consented unto in regard our brother Everell 
hath a great parcell of woode and timber to land heare this present 
yeare, that he shall make use to himselfe for the time being, namely 
for this present winter following of the quantitie of eight Eodds or 
there about, betweene the beach and the sea, and that the timber he 
may rowle upon the marsh, provided he keepe a faire passage for 
other men to passe with their wood or with any other Loadeing. 

Chrystopher Stanley is promised the refiisall of six acres of 
upland in Hog iland on purchase, yf it be there to be sould. 

There is an over plus of land in brother Buttons greate lotte at 
Mount Wollaston, the which is to make up the lotts of those 
breethren that are shorte in theires, and the residue is to be sould, 
and the money to bee put into the towne Tresury of Boston. 

As alsoe another parcell of land lieing neare the new fence, the 
which for like purpose is to be sould. 

The 29th of the 4th moneth, 1G40. 

At a meeting this day of M^ Richard Bellingham, Deputie, M*". 
John Winthrop, M^ Ting, M^ Cogan, M^ Coleburne, Brother 
Eliott, and William Hibbins, it was Ordered 

That the 400 Acres formerly graunted to M"". Richard Parker, 
together with the 100 Acres due to him, in right of the wharfe, are 
now appoynted to bee set out to him upon monotacott River next 
to M^ Beniamine Canes farme, and soe in all he is to have 500 
acres in the same place. 

Cotton Elack hath a howse lott graunted imto him in the way from 
M^ Coleburnes house to the sea next to Goodman Briscoes. 

Robert Ilowen is graunted a greate lott upon the land near 
Braintree for fower heads. 

John Viall hath a greate Lott graunted him at the mount for 4 
heades. 



Boston Toavn Records, 1640. 55 

[45.] George Barrell is graunted to have that acre of ground 
at Spectackell Island which was passed over to him by Goodman 
Smith. 

The last 2d day of the 5th moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of the deputies, M^ Winthropp, Captaine 
Gibons, M^ Ting. M^ Coleburne, M". Cogan, brother Eliott, and 
William Hibbins, It was ordered, 

And time was given to those, the brethren, with others of the 
mount, upon their request that the payment for some Certaiue parte 
of the land they houkl there according to an oixler agreed on afore 
entered in this sayd booke should bee as followeth : The first p:iy- 
ment on the 3d day of the 10th month, 1G40, at which time the 
one halfe is to be pa^'d either in Corne, Cattle, or mone3'S accord- 
ing to the then rate of Corne, or Cattle. And the other parte or 
halfe on the 3d of the 10th mouth, 1G41, in the like, to bee 
payd in into the towne tresurie of Boston, 

The 31st of the Gth moneth, 1G40. 

At a meeting this day of M'. Deputie, JP. Coleburne, M^ Cogan, 
brother Eliott, and WiUiam Hibbins It is ordered 

That William Douglas is allowed to be a townseman, he behaving 
himself e as becometh a Christian man. 

It is also ordered, that the parcell of marsh ground unallotted 
at hogg Island, formerly tendered to our brother JMarshall, brother 
Gridley, and brother Raynolds to purchase, is now resigned up to 
our Brother Marshall, by our brother Raynolds and our brother 
Gridley, hee paying for the same twenty shillinges worth in postes 
and railes for the townes use. 

Theodor Atkinsone is graunted his greate Lott, for twoe heades 
at muddle River, yf it be there to bee had after others are served 
that had their graunts before him. 

The 28th of the 7th moneth, 1G40. 

At a generall townes meeting, M^ William Tinge, Treasurer, 
and William Hibbins are appoynted deputies for this the next 
generall Courte. 

At the same meeting there were chosen Townsmen for the six 
moneths following, M^ Richard Bellingham, Deputie, M'. John 
Winthropp, senior, M'. WilliamTing, Treasurer, Captaine Edward 
Gibons, ]M^ William Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, M^ John 
Nugate, M^ Atherton Howgh, and Willam Hibbins. 

For surveiors of the high waies, M"". John Nugate and Brother 
Jonathan Negus ; and for towne Crier, William Courser. 

[46.] [Blank in the original.] 

[47.] The 28th of 7th moneth, 1G40. 

Att a meeting this day of Captaine Edward Gibones, M^ William 
Ting, senr., M"". Coleburne, brother Eliott, and AVilliam Hibbins. 

Mr. Henry Webb hath graunted unto him 200 acres without 
allowance at mount willaston, beyond monotocott river, adioyning 
to M". Edward Ting and M'. Edward Hutchinson's farmes. 

At the same meeting our brother Robert .Scott hath the like 200 



5Q City Document No. 46. 

acrs grauntecl him there, namely, aclio3'ning to our brother Webb's, 
without alowauce for rockienes or swampe. 
The 2Gth day of the 8th moneth, 1G40. 

Att a meeting this day of M^ Richard Bellingham, Deputie, 
John AVinthropp, Esquire, M^ Atherton Howgh, M"^. William Ting, 
sen"". Captaine Edward Gibones, M^ Nuegate M''. Coleburne, brother 
Jacob Eliott, and M". William Hibbins. 

There is sould to our brother John Odline one Aci-e and halfe of 
marsh at mudd}- river, adioyning to the 8 acres formerly graunted 
& sould to him, for the which he hath payd in hand 15.s-. 

Also at the same meeting our brother Thomas Grubb and our 
brother Garrett Bworne are appoynted overseers of the fence at 
muddy river in the Common feyld to See it made by the first of 
Aprill ; and in default of every Rod not then repaired and made, 
the owners of the said land are to forfett 3s. 4c/. p. rod ; and the 
said overseers shall have power from the townsemen to distraine for 
such moneys soe groing due. 

Our brother Peter Oliver hath graunted unto him sixtie acres of 
Land at muddy river, yf it bee there to be had ; of the which there is 
graunted some marsh, if there be any there, always provided that 
the graunts before graunted are first served. 

Our Brother James Oliver hath graunted to him 40"* acres at 
mudd}^ river, if it be there to be had, when those afore graunted 
are served. 

There is at this meeting a bridg appoynted to be made at muddy 
river ; M". Coleburne, our brother Eliott, and our brother Peter 
Oliver are appoynted to see the same donne. 

[48.] The Bridge to bee built at Romney marsh is to be 
donne with all speede, and M^ Cogan hath undertaken to see the 
same donne for the Towne of Boston. 

There is likewise granted this day to William Hibbins three 
hundred acrs of land at mudy river, bounded by Cambridge hne 
on the one side, ]\P. Wilham Tinge on the other side, and Dedhame 
line on the other, with the ordinary allowance for rockes, &c. 

Our brother John Biggs hath sould unto him 4 acres of marsh at 
Muddy river, for lOs. p. acr, the former graunts being made good. 

Our brother AVilliam Talmage being layd out shorte of his former 
graunt at muddy river, hath graunted him to be added thereto 5 
acrs, yf it may be layd out adjoyning to his former graunt, and 
bounding upon Clambridg Line. 

Also he hath graunted him 3 acres of marsh at muddy river, pay- 
ing therefore lOs. per acre, if it be there to be had, when former 
graunts are performed. 

Hee hath alsoe graunted him an acre and a halfe at long Island, 
or lesse, if it be there to bee had, after former graunts are served. 

Our brother Ed Fletcher hath graunted him a greate Lott at 
muddy river, for 3 heads, the which is supposed was formerly 
graunted to him. 

EvMU Thomas is to be taken into Consideration for becoming a 
townesman with us. 

Leonard Buttall desires leave to make a lime kill of Fox hill, the 
which is to be Considered further of. 



Boston Town Records, 1640-1. 57 

It is ordered at this present meeting tliat there shall be noc more 
land graunted at muddy river, nor the mount, untill such lands as 
are alredy graunted are layd out, and the residue of the land 
knowne what the acres are. 

The last day of the 9th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Deputy 
Governor, John AVinthrop, senior, esquire, M^ Atlierton Howgh, 
M''. William Ting, senior, Captaine Edward Gibones, M'. Nuegate, 
M^ Coleburne, brother Eliott, and William Hibbins. 

There is graunted to our brother Richard Fayrebanck to mowe 
the same marsh in the nue feyld that hath bene formerly mowne 
by him this yeare following. 

[49.] In the same feild there is graunted to our brother Ed- 
mond Jackline to mow the same marsh that hath bene formerly 
mowen by our brother Pease for this present year. 

M^ William Ting, his Alotment formerly graunted him at 
muddy river, conteyning 600 acres in all, is thus bounded : namly, 
with lands as 3-et in Common towards the north east ; with Rox- 
bury land towards the southeast ; with Dedham land toward the 
south west ; and with land graunted to William Hibbins toward the 
north west. 

The lands of M^ Rich. Bellingham's, being at Winnisimett, 
belonging to the towne of Boston, are bounded with the land of 
William JSteedsonne, of Charles towne, and with Charles towne 
lands, limitted by fences and marsh towards the norcwest, with 
a winter fresh water runnell and pouder home Creeke, parting 
betweene the land of M^ Bellinghame and M^ Nicholas Parker, of 
Boston, towards the north East, with the salt water on all other 
parts towards the east, and south and west ; all the lands within the 
said Limitts and bounds belong to the said M^ Richard Bellingham. 

The 28th of the 10th moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Deputy 
Governor, John Winthrop, senior, Esquire, M"". Atherton Hough, 
M"". WiUiam Ting, Sen"" M"". Coleburne, M''. Nuegate, brother Jacob 
Eliot, and William Hibbins. 

John Arnall haveing formerly graunted him one acre and a halfe 
at Long Island, and being sicke. Could make use but of an acre 
thereof. Its graunted that he shall have his full proportion, accord- 
ing to his former graunt. 

Miles Tarne hath graunted him the overplus of that land in that 
plott of ground where John Arnald's planting ground lieth, yf other 
remaine any overplus, to his acre and halfe, and yf the same be 
not la^yd Claime to by any former graunt 

Our brother Da\' desireth at muddy River to have a lott, and the 
townesmen have taken it into Consideration. 

The townsemen have taken into Consideration likewise the sute 
of Miles Tarne for a lott for 5 heads. 

There is graunted to Thomas Bell a swamp lieing one the north 
side, next to Goodman Jacksonne's, yf it be not afore graunted, 
and yf it amount not to above an acre at Long Hand. 



58 City Document No. 46. 

[50.] Our brother Alexander Beck is graunted to mowe this 
ensueing somer a pareell of marsh in the nue fe^id neare to the 
place where M"". Howgh takes boate, il" it bee not formerly graunted. 

The rate made by the townsemen, amounting to £179, the 13th 
of the 10th moneth, 1640, for the discharge of the contrey leavy, 
was delivered to M^ Henry Webb, Constable of Boston. 

At this meeting of the 28th of the 10th moneth, our brother John 
Button is chosen by the townsemen Constable in the roome of M^ 
John Cogan. 

The 25th of the 11th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham, esquire and 
deputie Governor, John Winthrop, esquire, M'. Atherton Howgh, 
M"". William Ting, Sen''. Captaine Edward Gibones, M^ John Nuegate, 
M^ WiUiam Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, and William Hibbins. 

Our Sister Purton, widdow, is graunted for this present yeare 
following to mowe the marsh in the nue feild which our sister Mel- 
lowes hath bene formerly graunted to mowe. 

Our brother Button hath time to Consider untill the next meeting 
whether or noe he will purchase the overplus of land which ioyneth 
to his Lott at the mount, namely upon these termes : that he shall 
sell to our brother Marten Saunders and our brother George Ruggels 
so much land of his else where at the same rate hee is to pay for 
it, that is to say 12s. per acr, hee or whoe ever bieth the same is to 
pay his portion for fenceing. 

Our brother Tho. Savage hath sould unto him at this meeting 
one acre of upland at Hogg Island for 8s., formerly graunted to 
Abraham Warren, as also hath given unto him halfe an acre of 
marsh at the same Island, being at the po^nt of the Island next 
to Winnetsimet. 

Evan Thomas is accepted for a townseman at this meeting. 

Henr}- Dawson is also accepted for a Townsman. 

The}' are both to bee t:iken notice of for land at Deare Island, 
if it be disposed of for Tilleg. 

Evan Thomas for six heads. 

Henry Dawsonne for three. 

M^ Winthropp, M"". William Tinge, and Captaine Gibones are 
appoynted to vue the land adioyning to M^ Bworne's bowse for 
a place [51] for building the shipp, the which he desires may be 
given him for the same use. 

Edw. ArnoU is taken into Consideration until the next meeting 
to beecom a townsman. 

M''. Christopher Stanley hath graunted unto him an acre of land, 
be it more or less, upon the little Island at Hogg Island, adioyning 
to the 10 acres that seriant Savag hath purchased, yf it be not 
formerly graunted. 

Richard Bennett is accepted for a Townsman. 

Thomas Stanburie is accepted for a Townsman. 

The 22d of the last moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this present day by Richard Bellingham, Esquire, 
deputie governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, M^ Atherton Howgh, 



Boston Town Records, 1641. 59 

Captaine Edward Gibones, W. William Ting, senior, M^ Cole- 
burne, J\r. Nuegate, brother Jacob Eliot, and William Hibbins. 

Abraham Hagburne is admitted a townseman. 

Richard Sandford is admitted a townsman, who also desireth a 
lott when any are to be graunted. 

Abraham Ferrie hath acquainted the townsmen with the sale of 
his howse, in Boston, and Lott. 

Brother AVright, of Bra>aitree, is to pay for the alianation of 60 
acres of land, at Is. 2d. an acre, the which amounteth to £3 lO.s., 
and is to pay it in to AP. Bworne, towards the buj^ldingof the shipp. 

Brother Steeven Kingsley is to have his foure Acres, former!}^ 
graunted, to bee mad 7 acrs upon a head, allowing for the same as 
others have done, and are to doe. 

At this meeting our brother Button hath accepted of the re- 
maynder of land adioyning to that land of his within the knight's 
neck, soe called, at Brayntree, the which amounted unto 25 acrs 
and a halfe, for which he is to pay 12s. per acre, in consideration 
whereof he is to allowe to our brother Saunders and brother Ruggles 
that land which was his, without the fence, amounting to 22 acreb, 
be it more or less, at the same rate, namely, for 12s. per acre. 

There is also twoe acres and a half within the same neck, the 
which brother Peniman hath, he also is to pay after the rate of 12s. 
per acre for the towne stockc of Boston. 

Brother Edward Jackson is alowed the same marsh he formerly 
mowed in the nue feild for this next Crop. 

Brother Sweete is to be Considered for a greate Lott. 

Leonard Buttall is to have layd out by Captaine Gibones a place 
at Fox hill to burne lime during the towne 's pleasure. 

Fhillip Rice is accepted for a townseman. 

That which Beniamine Alby is to pay to the towne of Boston for 
the land he bought of our brother Button, at mount willaston, 
cometh unto £1 17s. 8d. 

[52.'] Brother Courser, of Boston, hath sould and resigned 
up his lott at muddy river, it being 10 Acres, to our Brother Alex- 
ander Beck, of the same towne. 

The graunt of the towne of Boston, to M". John Winthropp, 
Esquire, of the twoe hills, with some baii-en marsh adioj'uing 
there unto, be it more or lesse, liing next to pulling poynt, is thus 
bounded : towards the north with the Land of M^ AVilliara Firce, 
and with the salt water on all other partes. 

It is ordered. That whatsoever allowance for Rockes or swampes 
our brother M^ John Oliver hath formerly made, or hereafter 
shall make, in the allotments of the inhabitants of this towne, shall 
of right belong unto them, unlesse the towne shall see cause to 
alter an}- thing before they be recorded by their bounds and limits 
in the town's booke. 

The 29th of the 1st moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham, esquire, 
deputie governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Captaine Edward 
Gibones, M''. William Ting, senior, M^ Coleburne, brother Jacob 
Eliot, and WiUiam Hibbins. 



60 City Document No. 46. 

Our brother John Leveret is grauuted that little plott of marish 
in the nue feikl, it being 3 rodd or there about. 

It is graunted that those Lotts formerly graunted to our twoe 
Elders, M\ Oliver and M\ Leverett, in the full proportion of land 
as it now lieth, shall, b}' this order, be confirmed unto them, although 
their Lotts doe amount to a greater quantitj^ of land than was 
intended at the grauuting thereof. 

Our brother M"". Richard Parker and our brother Everall are 
appoynted survaiors for the new feild b}- sentry hill for this present 
yeare ; And the streete to goe up to the same is to bee reserved for 
the towne's use. 

William Courser, our brother, hath leave to sell his howse to 
Gawen Andersonne, of Eocksburie. 

That parcell of ground at Long island, formerly graunted to our 
brother Talmage, be it more or lesse, according to his graunt is now 
Consented unto that our brother William Wilsonne shall have it, 
paing to Goodman Tarne for the labor he hath bene at upon the 
same. 

It is ordered that if any hogges be found not sufficiently yocked 
by the 7th day of the 2d mo., 1641, that the owner of such hogges 
or swine shall pay for every hogg or swine soe taken up, or found, 
halfe a bushel of Corne. And that the same hogg or swine is to 
bee kcept in the pound 24 howres, and if it be not owned by that 
time then they are to be sent to Deare Island, and not to be fetched 
thence untill full satisfaction be made, viz. : od. for pounding and 
for carege, and for wrong done, if any bee. 

[53.J It is also ordered that if any goates shall be found 
without a keep after the 14th day of the next moneth, being the 2d 
moneth, that the owners of them shall forfett for every goate soe 
found halfe a bushell of Corne, and 3d. for pounding, where they 
are to remaine 24 howres, namely, in the pound, and if not owned 
by that time, then to be sent to deare Island, where they are to 
remayne untill they haA'e given full satisfaction. 

Noe man is to suffer any wood or other timber to lie in the streetes 
above 4 dayes, but upon there owne ground, upon the forfeture of 
4d. per day for every load of wood or timber found soe lieing. 

The 26th of the 2d moneth, 1641. 

Att a meeting this present day by Richard Bellingham, Esquu'e, 
deputie Goveinor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Captaine Edward 
Gibones, M"'. William Ting, senior, ^r. Nuegate, M'. Coleburne, 
brother Ehot, and Wilham Hibbens. 

Our brother M^ Wentworth Day hath graunted unto him 100 
acres of land for his greate Lott at Muddy River out of a parte of 
that land which was appoynted for the Comune. 

It is also graunted to our brother James Jonson, our brother 
Button, and Goodman Tarne, to make use of a rodd a peece of 
land, namely : three rodd in the whole, adioyning unto Wm. Hib- 
bins, his garden pale on the one side, and soe over towards our 
Elder Oliver's little howse, and downe to the Creeke eastward, and 
up to the high way westward to make use of for dressing his 
leather, not (misuseing?) the same, soe be it bee notnoysome to any 



Boston Town Records, 1641. 61 

of the neighbowrehood, and to hoiild it untill the towne doe require 
them to yeild up the same. 

There is graunted to our elder Leverett twoe acres, or there 
about, of marsh or meadow, lieing upon Charles river, abutting 
on the Creek that partes Cambridge and Boston. 

There is graunted to our brother Henry Webb to purchase 3 
acres of marsh at muddy river, yf it be there to be had. 

William Ilibbins hath Confirmed unto him that fresh marsh 
■which was formerly graunted him at muddy river, valued at 10 
acrs formerly, but proveth to bee about 18 acres, bounded with a 
rocke on the one side, and a great swampe on the other. 

This 27th of the 3d moneth, 1641. 

Att a generall Towne meeting, upon publique notice, M'. Wil- 
liam Tynge, Treasurer, and M". William Hibbens are Chosen 
Deputyes for the service of the next generall Court. 

Also at the same meeting, M^ Bellingham, Deputy Governor, 
M'. Winthrop, esqre, M^ Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, M^ 
William Hibbens, William Coleborne, Jacob Eliott, James Penne, 
and John Oliver, are chosen to order the Town's occasions for 
these six months next ensueing. 

The 31st of the 3d moneth, 1641. 

Att a meeting this present day, by Richard Bellingham, Esq're, 
Governor, John Winthrop, sen'r, Esq're, M'. William Ting, sen'r, 
Captaine Edward Gibones, M^ Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, 
brother James Penn, brother John Oliver and William Hibhins, 

John Serch is admitted a townsman, he behaveing himselfe 
inoffensively. 

[54.] Upon the heareing of the Cause in difference betweene 
our brother, M^ Atherton Howgh, one the one side, and our 
brother AVilliam Cheseborowe, brother Write, with others of our 
breethren and freinds at the mount on the other side, Its consented 
and agreed unto by our brother M"". Howgh, to and with our breeth- 
ren and friends at the mount aforesaid, that our brother M"". 
Howgh, for his parte, doth yield up all Claime in that marsh which 
in his neck of land at the mount, contayning about 60 
acres, unto the sayd Claimers thereof. And our brethren and 
freinds there aforesayd doe consent and agree that our brother M^ 
Howgh shall enioy peaceably to himselfe and to his assignes forever 
all that necke of land adioyning to the sayd marsh aforesaid, ac- 
cording to a former order entered in this booke to the same purpose. 

Its ordered by us, who for the time present are appoynted for 
the ordering of the affaires of the towne, that all those who have 
land in sentry hill feyld, either upland or marsh, shall pay for 
every acre they there hould, after the rate of Is. an acre, towards 
the mayntaining of the fence thereof. 

Its ordered that all dry cattle shall be driven of the necke, and 
not be suffered to abide there, except Riding horses and draught b}* 
the 5th of the 4th mo., 1041. 

Our brother John Davies and our brother Tho. Buttolph shall 
agTee with a Cowe keep for the towne for the present summer. 



62 City DocmiEXT No. 46. 

Our brother Samuell Sherman hath graunted him to mow that 
parte of marsh in the neck this present summer that hee mowed 
the last. 

Our brother Robert Turner is graunted that land which lieth 
betweene his lott and Cambridge nue line, soe fare as the lem^ts 
of his lott retcheth it lieing along by the side thereof, and noe 
further. 

The 28th of the 4th moneth, 1641. 

Att a meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham Esq're, 
Governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Capt Edwaid Gibones, Wil- 
liam Tynge, Treasurer, William Ilibbens, William Colbron, Jacob 
Eliott, James Penne, John Oliver. 

It is ordered that our brother Henry Webbe, bro. James Penne, 
and Bro. Stodder shall take up the accounts of M^ John Coggan. 

It is ordered that our bro. Everill and our bro. Burden shall 
have leave to sinke a pitt att the upper end of the wharfe, before 
our bro. Burden's house, and to Putt a vessell therein (so that 
they cover the same) to water their leather in ; and if it be found 
an annoyance to the Towne, then they are to fill it up againe. 

To our bro. Tho. Seottua is granted a small quantity of salt 
marish lying betweene his great lott and Charles River. 

[55.] The 26th of the 5th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, 
Governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, W^illiam Tynge, Treasurer, 
William Hibbens, William Colbron, Jacob Eliott, John Oliver. 

Robert Wing hath graunted to him 20 bushels of Indian Corne, 
for looking to the lowe water marke in Centry feild this jeare, to 
be paid him by the acre. 

It is Ordereil that the Constables of Boston shall pa}' those 
workemen that were employed about the way at Rumney marsh, 
betweene Winnesemett and Lynne, at Is. Gd. a day ; if it be payd 
in Indian Corne, they are to have it at 3s. a bushel. 

Anthony Stanyarne is graunted to be a Townsman. 

Our brother John Oliver is chosen Treasurer for the Towne, and 
to keep the Towne's booke. 

It's agreed that our bro. Beamsly is to be payed for 10 rods of 
Causway done by him on the further side of the bridge at Rumney 
marsh, at 6s. per rodde, together with a small parcell of worke on 
the hither side of the said Bridge, which cometh to Is. 6d. ; in all, 
£3 Is. 6d. 

Henry Stevens is graunted to have a gi*eat lott at mount WoUas- 
ton, alias Brayntry, for five heads. 

The 27th of the 7th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Governor, 
John Winthrop, Esquire, William Tynge, Treasurer, Captaine 
Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob idiott, James Penne, John 
Oliver. 

It's agreed that for the maintenance of the high wayes, the Richer 
sort of Inhabitants shall afford three daj'es' worke of one man 



Boston Town Records, 1641. 63 

(except such as have Teames) ; the men of middle estate, two 
dayes worke ; and the poorer sort one day, to be Ordered according 
to the Discretion of the surveighonrs for the higli wayes ; and 
every Tea me in the Towne is to afford one daye's worke, under the 
Penalty of 2s. a day for each man that is defective in Affording 
his heipe according to Appointment, and 8s. per day if carts be 
defective ; to be Levyed by Distresse by the Survej'ghours of the 
High-Waves. 

It's Agreed that AVilliam T^-nge, Treasurer, and James Penne 
sliall RectiA' the Accounts Concerning Charge of Fencing in the 
mill feild. and allow to Each man an equall Proportion, according 
to their Charges expended. 

David Phippen is admitted to be a Townsman, and to have a 
howse lott, if it can be found. 

There is an house-lott graunted to John Search neare unto the 
house lott of Robert Walker. 

There is granted unto Job Judkin to have a great lott for five 
heads at Mount Wollaston alias Braintry. 

There is granted and sold unto John Bigs (for forty shillings, 
already- payd by Worke about the magistrate's seat) a parcell of 
marish ground l3'ing in the Sentinell-hill-feild, conteyning one acre 
and halfe, be it more or lesse, bounded with the salt water shore 
toward the North W. ; with a salt Creeke towards the North ; with 
Land belonging to John Leverit, parted by a Ditch, towards the 
East ; with the upland adjoyning toward the AVest and South 
West ; to belong unto him, and his hey res for ever. 

This 29th of the 9th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Governor, 
John Winthrop, Esquire, William Tynge, Treasurer, William Col- 
bron, Jacob Eliott, James Penne, John Oliver. 

Samson Shore is Admitted to be a Townsman. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall Pay unto Robert Turner 
for diet for the Townsmen £2 IS.f. 

[56.] There is Granted unto John Palmer, Sen., an Allot- 
ment at Mount Wollaston. alias Braintry, for two heads. 

Edward Arnold is Admitted to be a Townesman. 

Its Ordered that the Constables shall Pay unto John Bigs six 
pounds, six shillings, ten pence, for worke about the Magistrate's 
seat. 

There is granted to Valentine Hill, of Boston, Merchant, and 
to his Associates, their executors, administratours and assignes, 
all the wast ground (common highwaj- and proprieties reserved) 
from the Point of the Marish betweene M'. William Tynge's 
Palle and John Lowe's howse there, as it is now staked out, to 
the uppermost Corner of M''. Edward Tinge's Proprietie neare 
the key, already- staked out, and so round by Edward Bend- 
alle's to the Point fore mentioned, for so many yeares as I he Charge 
they shall bestowe in Purchase of their neighbours their late 
wharfinge, and in Building, making and repairing such wharfes, 
creekes or coves within this five yeares now next Comming shall 
amount unto, accounting after nine yeares' time to be allowed for, 



64 City Document No. 46. 

one hundred pounds, and rateabi}' for all the charge so to be be- 
stowed, as aforcsayd, this terme to begin at the expiration of the 
sayd five ^"eares. And the said Valentine Hill and his Associates, 
their executours, adniinistratours, and assignes, are allowed to take 
Tunnage of all such vessels and wharfage of all such goods as shall 
there arrive, or make use thereof during the sa^d termes Provided 
that all such whose grounds doe butt on the wast ground above 
granted, or high waves there, shall be free to import, land and export 
within this jurisdiction (except b}' wa}' of merchandize) , all their 
owne goods, wood, timber and other things being originally of this 
jurisdiction, without any charge, during the terme before granted, 
so that the vessells stay not in the coves nor creekes delivering, 
nor the goods remain upon the wharfe, above forty-eight houres. 

And it is also agreed that such warehouses or other houses as 
they shall erect during their terme they shall be allowed for 
b}' the Towne, after such Rate as the}' shall be vallued to 
be then worth without Respect of the Place. And it is also agreed 
that such wharves as they shall make there, they shall leave in good 
Repaire, and so as they may be of use to the Towne at the end of 
the time. Provided that if the}' or their excequators or Assignes 
shall Resigne and give up the same to the Towne three yeares be- 
fore the end of their terme, then they shall not be charged with 
Reparation — Provided the}- shall not hereby have liberty to Pull 
downe or demolish the same or any part thereof. And it is also 
agreed that the said Grantees shall within the space of two yeares 
next ensueing sufHciently wharfe, and from time to time keepe in 
repaire the creeke next unto George Burden's house, fitting for 
the lading and unlading of a lighter of twenty tunne in ordinary 
Tydes on either side thereat. — And it is also agreed that they shall 
not take tunnage or wharfage of any boates or goods but at such 
times as the wharfes and coves shall be usefull for such vessells as 
shall then arrive, nor shall hinder the ladeing of any goods upon 
any such part of the cove where they shall not bestowe any an- 
swerable cost of wharfing. And it is further agreed that it shall be 
lawfuU for any of this Towne to passe to and fro in their ships or 
small boates without paying any thing, so as they doe not lay or 
leave the sayd boats to prejudice the sayd Grantees for the passage 
of any other gi*eater vessel, or the ladeing or unladeing of [57.] 
any merchandize, or other goods by which they are to Receive 
benefitt. Provided allso, that if M'. Edward Tynge shall within five 
yeares now next coming, wharfe in that part of the waste betweene 
the inside of the crosse wall and M*. Hill's wharfe end, being in 
length seventy-four foote, or thereabout, being allready marked 
out. He shall then enjoye to him, and his Assignes, the sole 
libertye of tunnage, and wharfage, by and upon the same without 
contributing to any other charge, and in Consideration thereof the 
sayd Grantees are to have their nine yeares made up tenne for 
every one hundred pounds bestowed as aforesayde, and if he shall 
not wharfe the same within the sayd five yeares, then the sayd 
Grantees may doe it as the rest. 

This 6th of the 10th moneth, 1G41. 

At a generall Towns meeting upon Publique Warning. 



Boston Town Records, 1641-2. 65 

There are Chosen for the Affayres of the Towne for these six 
months next ensueing : Richard Bellingham, esqre, Governor, John 
Winthrop, esqre, William T>-nge, Treasurer, Captaine Gibones, 
Williame Colbron, Jacob Eliott, Valentine Hill, James Penne, 
John Olivr. 

This 10th of the 11th moneth, 1641. 

At a generall Townsmeeting, upon warning from house to 
house. 

It's agreed that for the making of the high wayes at Romny 
Marish now ordered by the Court, each man in particular through- 
out the Towne shall alford their helpe, in six severall Companycs, 
at the appointment of William Tynge, Treasurer, Captaine Gib- 
ones, Captaine Keayne, John Newgate, Samuell Cole and Joh. 
Oliver. 

It's Ordered that Deai-e-Island shall be Improoved for the main- 
tenance of a free schoole for the Towne, and such other Occasions 
as the Townsmen For the time being shall thinke meet, the sayd 
schoole being sufficiently Provided for. 

It's Ordered that notwithstanding the order made (concerning 
the disposing of Lands in this necke) in the 4th of 10th, 
1635, yet for peace sake, and for avoyding of confusion in 
the Towne, many Lauds having bene bought and sould at cleare 
rates, the Rights of all Lands disposed of shall belong to the ppr. 
owners of them, as the}' should have done if the afore former 
order had never bene ; and the sayd former order is hereby 
repealed. Provided that this Order shall not concerne such marish 
ground as hath bene let from yeare to yeare. 

It's ordered that there shall be noe more Lands granted unto any 
Inhabitants that shall hereafter be admitted into the Towne, unlesse 
it be at a generall Townsmeeting. 

It's ordered that the 9 men shall, according to the present need 
of the Towne, appoint the summe and the particular Assessments 
of a Towne Rate. 

Captaine Gibones, Valentine Hill, Hemy Webbe, and Anthonj' 
Stodder are chosen to Trade with the Indians, according to the 
Order of the generall Court. 

This 31st of the 11th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, esqre. Gover- 
nor, John Winthrop, esqre, William T3-nge, Treasurer, Capt. 
Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, James 
Penn, John Oliver. 

There is granted to William Briskoe to have an Addition for 
one head to his Lot formerly granted at Mount Wollaston alias 
Braintree. 

It's Agreed for the satisfaction of John Ruggle, senior, [58.] 
concerning 71. 15s. 5d. charges in building expended at Deare 
Island, That Capt. Gibones (vvlio hath undertaken it) shall pay the 
sayd sume to our Bro. Ruggle, and in liew thereof shall have the 
present use of the sayd Hand untill the Towne doe let the same, 



66 City Document No. 46. 

and then the said sume of 71. 15s. od. is againe to be repayd unto 
him by the Towne. 

John Gutteridge is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Richard Tajlour is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Edward Weeden is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Tlie I^and of Henrj' Webbe formerly' granted, conteyning two 
hundreth acres, belongeth unto him, as it is now la3-d out at Brain- 
try, be it more or lesse, being bounded with Lands as yet in Com- 
mon toward the North and East ; witli the Land of Robt. 8kot 
toward the South ; with Monotocot river toward the west. 

The Land of Robt. Skot formerly granted, conteyning in quan- 
tity two hundreth acres, belonging to him as it is now layd out at 
Braintry, alias Mount WoUaston, being bounded with the Lands 
of Henry Webbe toward the North ; with Lands as j-et in common 
tOAvards the East and South ; with Monotocott river toward the 
west. 

Richard Knight is admitted to be a Townsman. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, and Valentine Hill are appointed to 
Take order concerning the Payment of Robt. Wing for attendance 
the last summer upon the New feild, and of Richard Parker, and 
James Browne for their charges about the lowe water mark in the 
new feild, and to returne what they have done in it at the next 
Towns-meeting. 

James Hudson is admitted to be a Townsman. 

John Leveritt, in Consideration of garden Lot granted to him in 
the new feild, doth grant unto John Hurd and howse plat betweene 
the howse plats of Robt. Hull and WiUiam Plantayne. 

This 7th of 12th moneth, 1G41. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esqre, Governor,* 
William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, WiUiam Colbron, Jacob 
Eliot, Valentine Hill, James Penne, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Robt. Reynolds three acres of marish at 
muddy river, for which he is to pay six shillings eight pence unto 
the Towne, according to what he should have paj'd for that parcell 
of marish which was to be purchased by him at hog Hand, but 
is now sold unto Thomas Marshall. 

There is libert}' granted unto Leonard Buttle to sett up another 
lime kilne (by that which he hath allready sett up neare fox-hill) 
at the direction of Capt. Gibones, provided he shall have no 
propriet}^ of Land there by vertue hereof. 

This 17th of 12th moneth, 1G41. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, esqre. Governor, 
John AVinthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, 
William Colbron, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that the high waj- from John Lowes howse, by the 
cove side, unto George Burden's Howse shall continue as it is layd 
out this da}', vizt. : from a pile, marked this day, at the north end of 
the crosse wall, in a strait line to a place marked with an axe on 
the Timber of the creeke sett up by [59] John Button ; from 

* Thus in the original. 



Boston Town Records, 1642. 67 

thence in a strait line to a stone by tiie creeke side two rods in 
breadtli from William Hudson, Junr., his gate post ; and from thence 
unto a place marked with an axe on the Timber at the head of the 
creeke nigh George Burden's howse. 

This 28th of 12th moneth, 1G41. 

At a meeting this da}' of Richard Bellingnam, esqre, Governor, 
John Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, 
Valentine Hill, Jacob Eliot, James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that Hugh Gunnyson shall be propounded to the 
Court, to have liberty to keepe an ordinary with a Cooke's Shop. 

James Penn and John Oliver are appointed to view the marish 
which James Johnson desireth to buy of the Towne, and to report 
unto the next meeting the quantity and manner of the lying 
thereof. 

John Peirce is admitted to be a Townsman. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Arthur Perry 41. 
10s. for his service in drumming the last 3'eare, ending this present 
day. 

it's ordered that the Towne shall pa^^ the Towne's Rate, now 
last Assessed, in Indian Corne, at 3s. per bushel, and Rye at 
3s. 4d., and wheat at 4.s. per bushell. 

It's ordered that WilUam Tynge, Treasurer, and John Oliver 
sliall forewarne Dorchester men from making use of any of the 
hills of upland in the marish beyond Naponset River by felling 
Timber upon them, or otherwise, and to demand satisfaction of 
them for wliat Timber they have already felled on theui. 

The Towne having considered the great Damages done by goates 
unto gardens, orchards, and cornelields ; the great grievance that 
often ariseth among the Inhabitants by reason of them, the many 
orders made about them, and yet altogether ineffectual. Doe there- 
fore ad[v]ise that whosoever now keepe any of them shall take 
course to put them off, seeing that the Towne is resolved to make 
an order for the remooving them altogether from this necke at theire 
next meeting. 

Richard Dexter is admitted to be a Townsman. 

It's Ordered that noe man shall dig any more clay in the high way 
toward Rocksbury by Jacob Kliot's Orchard Palles, under the 
penalty of 10s per load, and so rateably for all clay which men dig 
there. And it is also ordered, for the preserving of all high wa^es 
in this Towne, that none shall dig any sand or clay in any of them, 
under the penalty of 5s. per load. 

This 4th of 1st moneth, 1642. 

At a Generall Towns meeting upon lawfull warnmg. 

It's ordered that the residue of the Townes Lands not yet dis- 
posed of (excepting those that are layd out for commons at Boston, 
Braintry and Muddy River) shall be devided amongst the present 
Inhabitants (together with such as shall be admitted within two 
months now next [60] following) , and that in this manner, vizt. : 
a greater Proportion to them that have had lesse tlian their due, 
and the lesse to them that have had more, and proportionable 



6S City Document No. 46. 

to them that have had none ; and this is to be done by the select 
men, chosen for the Towne's businesse. 

This 28th of 1st moneth, 1G42. 

At a meeting of Richard Beliingham, Esqre, Governor, John 
"Wiuthrop, Esqr, William Tynge, Treasurer, William Colbron, 
Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's Ordered upon the Considerations lajd downe in an Order 
made about goates the last meeting of the select men, that all In- 
habitants of this Towne shall remoove all their goates from this 
necke by or before the next second day of the weeke, and never 
more to keepe any of them upon this necke, under the poenalty of 
3s. 4cZ. a goat for every goat seene abroad from this clay forward. 
And whereas divers brethren plead necessit}^ of milke, the}' may 
repayre unto Richard Fayrebankes, who hath promised to give his 
endeavor in dealing with such as have milke to sell, and to direct 
them where they ma}^ he provided for. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall suppl}- the present necessity 
of Robt. Wing with o bushells of Indian Corne, in Consideration 
of his service in keeping the new foild the last yeare, which corne 
is to be repayd unto the Towne b}' the owners of Land in the sayd 
feild. 

John Bigs and William Briskoe are appointed overseers of the 
common fence at muddy river, according to the order made on the 
26th of 8tli mo., 1G40. 

It's Ordered that the constable shall pay unto Robt. Turner for 
Dyet, beere, and fire for the select men, 18s. 

Ralph Gulthrop, Jacob Chapman, William To}', and Benjamin 
Thwing are admitted to be Townsmen, together with John Baker, 
William Burnell, James Hudson, Robt. Williams, William Frank- 
ling, Jun., Daniel Briskoe, Tho. Blott. 

It's Ordered that Richard Parker and James Everill shall have 
power to demand Is. per acre of every one that hath corne ground 
in the new field, for fencing, set up at low water marke by James 
Browne and others the last yeare ; and in case of refusall of pay- 
ment, to require the helpe of the constables to Levy the same. 

It's Ordered that James Everill shall set downe the street fence of 
his garden according to Direction of William Tynge, Treasurer, 
and John Oliver. 

It's appointed that the order made concerning Hogs on the 29th 
of 1st rao., 1641, shall stand in force, onely that which con- 
cerneth carrying them to Deare Hand is hereby repealed. 

This 25th of 2d moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of Richard Beliingham, esqre. Governor, John 
Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, Wil- 
liam Colbron, Valentine Hill, John Ohver. 

William Philpott and Robt. Turner, Shoemaker, are [61.] Ad- 
mitted to be Townsmen. 

Widdow Purton hath liberty granted to mowe the marish 
Bordei'ing upon M". Mellowe's planting ground in the new field for 
■this present yeare. 



Boston Town Records, 1642. 69 

John Ruggle is chosen to kecpe the cattell in this necke all this 
next sumer ; and it is ordered that he shall goe forth with them at 
sunne an hower high, and l>ring them home at six of the clocke ; 
and for his service herein he is to have a bushell of Indian corne 
for each cowe. He is also chosen to see the order executed con- 
cerning swine, for which he is to have halfe the forfeiture, the rest 
is to be taken up by him and Improoved to the Towne's use. 

There is liberty granted unto all those that mowed the marish in 
the new field the last yeare to mowe it this yeare also, save that 
Edmund Jackling is to mowe that which widdowe Purton leaveth, 
she being otherwise provided for as by a former order made this 
present day. 

This 2d of 3d moneth, 1642. 

At a generall Townsmeeting, upon warning from howse to howse, 
William Tynge, Treasurer, and Capt. Gibones are chosen Depu- 
tyes for the next generall Court. 

Edward Tj-nge is chosen Constable for this jeare next ensueing, 
and untill a new be chosen. 

The 2oth of 5th moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esqre, Governor, William 
Tynge, Treasurer, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, James Penn, 
John Oliver. 

Simon Rogers is admitted to be a Townsman. 

It's granted to Capt. Gibones, John Davis, and John Smith to 
have the marish on their backsides to the water side, paying unto 
the Towne for it after the rate of 40.s'. per acre. 

W^illiam Tynge Treasurer, James Penu, and John Oliver are 
appointed to order the digging of the creeke neare John Davis, his 
howse, and the high way to Charletowne by Tho : Marshal's land. 

Edmund Jackling and Edward Dennis are appointed in stead of 
John Ruggle, Joyntly and Severally, to execute the former order 
concerning swine ; and if they find any unyoked, they are to yoke 
them, and the owners of the swine are to pay them six ])ence for 
each swine so yoked, over and above the forfeiture set down in the 
former order ; and in case of defect of any of these payments, the 
said Edm. Jackling and Edward Dennis shall have hberty to 
Levye the same by distresse, upon warrant granted them by the 
Towne. 

William Salter hath liberty granted him to mowe sufficient for 
one cowe, neere Rocksbury, where he can find it, except that which 
is hei'cby granted to Sam. Sherman, who hath liberty to mowe 
where he mowed last yeare. Also if any marish remaine being not 
formerly granted, John Ruggle and Robt. Howin have liberty to 
mowe for their cattell this present year in the said marish neere 
Rocksbury. 

[64.] William Tynge, Treasurer, William Colbron, and John 
Oliver, are appointed to Joyne with Dedham, Cambridge and 
Watertowne to Lay out the high wayes from Towne to Towne, 
through Boston Lands at muddy river, as also to lay out more 
private wayes there unto landing places or otherwise. 



70 City Document No. 46. 

The Towne hath received the sum of il. of Ensigne Savage for 
the 10 acres, be it more or lesse, formerly granted and hiyd out to 
him at Hog Hand. 

This 29th of 6th moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Wluthrop, esqre. Governor. William 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Glbones, William Colbron, Valentine Hill, 
John Oliver. It's Ordered that such at Rumney marish as have 
bene defective in their hands and Teames for mending the high 
wayes heere in the Towne, according to order, shall yeild their 
helpe in mending their high wayes in Rumney marish, and others 
that are bound b^- order to worke at the highwayes in Rumne}' 
marish, shall worke at the high wayes about the Towne in their 
stead. 

The Constables are appointed (according to Order of the gen- 
erall court) to take care for the building a salt peter howse in the 
prison yarde 30 foot in length, and 14 foot in breadth, set upon 
posts 7 foot high above ground, with a covering of thatch, and the 
walls claboarded tight from the injury of rayne and Snow. 

It's Ordered that the constables shall give speedy warning unto 
Walter Merr}- to leave open the high way upon the sea bancke over 
which he hath built a roofe, with promise at first to mainteyne an 
high w^av under it, but since hath unto great inconvenience diverted 
it, contrary to the order of the Towne, and without licence from the 
Towne. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall, with all convenient speed, 
take care for fencing in the burning place. 

This 2d of 7th moneth, 1642. 

At a generall Towne-meeting upon lawfiill warning. 

John Winthrop, Esqre, Governor, Richard Bellingham, Esqre, 
William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob 
Eliot, Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver, are chosen as 
before for the Townes affa^Tcs these 6 months next ensueing. 

This 31st of 8th moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, Esqre, Governor, William 
Tj^nge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones. William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver. 

Edw. Fletcher hath libert}' granted him to finish the Porch 
which he hath begun to set up, 3 foot into the street, which is to 
remayne for his use, unlesse the Towne shall hereafter find it to be 
inconvenient to the street, which if it be found, he shall remoove 
it out of the street. 

There is liberty granted unto Widdow Tuthill to remoove her 
windmill into the fort, there to place it at the appointment of 
Capt. Gibones. 

[63.] It's Ordered that the Constable shall give speedy notice 
to Robt. Nash, Butcher, that with all speed he remoove the Stinking 
garbage out of his yard, nere the street, and provide some other 
remote place for slaughter of Beasts, that such loathsome smells 
might be avoyded, which are of great annoyance r,nto the neigh- 
bours, and to strangers. 



Boston Town Records, 1642. 71 

28th of 9th mo., 1G42. 

At a meeting of John AVinthrop, Esq™. Governor, William lynge, 
Capt. Gibones, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is liberty granted to Goodman Basse and Goodman 
Baekster, both of Braiutry, to buy the overplus that remayneth in 
the three hill marish at Bi-aintr}' above their 40 acres. 

This 26th of 10th mo., 1C42. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq™, Governor, Richard Belhng- 
ham Esq™, W". Tynge, Treasurer, WiUiam Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, James Peun, John Oliver. There is liberty granted 
unto Thomas J03', Carpenter, to set up an howse over his sellar by 
the water side, in the common v>-ay by his dwelling howse in the 
milfield, leaving, and from time to time keeping open, a passage of 
6 foot in breadth between howse and howse. 

WiUiam Briskoe and Peter Oliver are appointed to oversee the 
comon fence at muddy river this next suiuer, according to the 
Tenour of the order, made concerning it on the 2Gth of 8th mo., 
1640. 

There is granted unto M^ Richard Parker liberty to Purchase 
the marish adjoyning to his upland in the new lield, reserving 
liberty, if need be, to make use of it for the mill thereabout 
intended. 

It's Ordered that the highway allready begun from widdow 
Tuthill's windmill to the fort 20 foot in breadth, shall be laj-d out 
by William Colbron and Jacob Eliot. 

It's Ordered that Parents shall give in a note of the names of their 
children, and the time of their birth, unto the Chirke of the writs 
(both of such as have bene borne in this towne. and shall be 
borne), within one weeke after their birth, under the poenalty of 
6 pence for every defect, and he that hath the care of the burying 
place, shall give notice unto the sayd Clarke, of the names of such 
as are buryed, and that the Constable shall signifye this order unto 
every family in the Towne. 

It's Ordered that the Towne Treasurer shall demand the money 
due from Martin Sanders and George Ruggle, of Braintr}-, for Land 
sold unto them there, and in case of defect of payment, to Sue 
for it. 

Harman Atwood is admitted to bfe a Townsman. 

This 30th of 11th mo., 1612. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq™, Governor, Richard Bell- 
ingham, esq™, Capt Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Val- 
entine Hill, John Oliver. 

John Stevens is admitted to be a Townesman. 

[64.] Henry Simons is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Christopher Stanley hath libert}' to purchase the marish in the 
millfield, on the east side of the Cause}-, toward Charlctowne, pay- 
ing for it after the rate of 40' per acre, the said marish to be set 
out by William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, and John Oliver. 

John Smith, Gent., his assessment of , unto the 

last country rate, is remitted unto him, upon consideration of the 
great losses that of late have befallen him in Ireland. 



72 City Document No. 46. 

This 20th of 12th mo., 1642. 
At a general Townsraceting upon lawful warning 
John Whithrop, esq'''', Governor, Richard Bellingham, esq", 
W°\ Tynge, Treasurer, Captain Gibones, W™. Hibbens, gent., W". 
Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver, are chosen for 
the affaj'res of the Towne these six months next ensuing. 

This 27th of 12th mo., 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq™. Governor, W™. Tynge, 
Treasurer, W". Hibbens, gent., William Colbron, Jucob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Tho. Grubbe, James Everill, James John- 
son, Myles Tarne, Tho. Buttalph, leather dressers, a place for the 
watering of their leather, neare James Davis, his house, wliich 
they shall have liberty to fence in for the securing of their leather, 
to be la^'d out mito them bj- WiUiam Hibbins. Gent. Afforesaid, 
with some one of the selectmen, Alwa^'s provided that it is in the 
Townes power (if they shall see cause) , to resume this land and 
liberty now granted, into their Hands againe for any more publicke 
or coiiion use. 

William T3'nge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, and John Oliver, or 
any two of them, are appointed to view the swamp in the mill feild 
which Cliristopher Stanly desireth to buy of the Towne, and to make 
returne to the next meeting, whether or no it may be conveniently 
sold unto him, and to lay out a convenient way through the mil- 
feild, to the windmill and Charleton ferry. 

William Colbron and Jacob Eliot are appointed to view a parcell 
of Land toward M^ Blackston's Beach, which Richard Peapes 
desires to Purchase of the Towne, whither it may be conveniently 
sold unto him. 

The}- are also appointed to marke out the footway from the 
Towne to the gardens neare widdow Tuthill's wind-mill, as also 
the cartwa}' out of the milne lane to the sayd Gardens. 

This 27th of 1st mo., 1643. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq'"% Governor, Rich- 
ard Bellingham, esq''% W"\ Hibbins, gent., W'". Tynge, Treasurer, 
Capt. Gibones, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's Ordered that M^ Payne, of Braintr}', his assessment unto the 
Towne rate of Boston, shall be respited unlill farther considera- 
tion may be had about it. 

Sergeant Johnson and AValter Merry are requested to take the 
oversight of the boyes in the galleryes, and in [65.] Case of 
unruly disorders, to acquaint the Magistrates therewith. 

John Rugle, is appointed to keepe the milch cattell for this next 
sumer ensueing, and to agree with the owners for his wages. 

Tho. Ohver is Joyned with William Hibbens, Gent., to set out 
the place for watering of Leather, granted to several bretheren the 
last meeting. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, and John Oliver, being thereunto 
appointed the last meeting, have agreed, that Christopher Stanly 
shall have all the marish on the east side of the waj- toward 



Boston Town Records, 1643. 73 

Charleton ferry for 1/. 10s. to be pa,3d by him for it, reserving 8 
foot iu breadth all along the side of the ditch by the sayd highway-, 
and the swamps being compassed with his npland for G.n. 8d., being 
about I an acre. As also that there shall be an highwa}' reserved 
through the milfeild, two rods in breadth from the west corner of 
Mathew Chafeth's garden, unto the little howse by the sa3-d 
swamps, and from thence to the wind-mill as directly as the land 
will beare. 

This 1st of 2d mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townmeeting upon lawfull warning. 

William Hibbens, Gent., and Capt. Gibones are Chosen Deputyes 
for the next generall Court. 

Richard Parker is chosen Constable for this next yeare and till 
another be chosen in his stead. 

It's Ordered that all swine whatsoever that remaine in this necke 
of Boston, shall be kept up in yeards or bowses so as that thej- 
may not goe abroade to trespasse on mens corne or gardens. 

This 24th of 2d mo., 1643. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, Esq'"% Governor, Richard Bell- 
ingham, Esq"'", W". Tjnge, Treasurer, W". Hibbens, Gent., Jacob 
Eliot, John Oliver. 

William Courser is appointed for this yeare next ensueing year 
upon breach of the order concerning swine, made by the last gen- 
eral Towne meeting, to Impound all such swine, for which he shall 
have one pecke of Indian Corne payd to him by the owner, for 
every such swine and every Trespasse, and in case the}^ be not 
owned in 24 bowers after the sayd Impounding, they shall be 
accounted and used as a stray. 

This 29th of 3d mo., 1643. 

At a generall Towne meeting upon lawfull warning. 

Henry Webbe and Richard Fayrebankes are chosen Survej-gh- 
ours of the highwayes in this necke for this next yeare also, and in 
like manner James Penn and Wentworth Day, Gent., are chosen 
surveyghours of the highwayes at Rumney marish. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq™, Governor, W"\ 
Hibbens, Gent., W"\ Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibons, W". Col- 
bron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

Having considered the request of sundry Bretheren, concerning 
Digging of a creeke for the Harbour of Boats in the marish neare 
William Hudson, senior, his howse, we doe conceive the worke 
very necessary, and doe thinke meet to moove the Towne that (if 
they shall see good), it may be carryed an end with their coinon 
assistance : in the meanwhile, John Winthrop, Esq™, Governor, 
Valentine Hill, merchant, Richard Fayrebankes, Robert Turner 
and James Davis, have liberty to make enterance into the worke. 

(66.) Having considered the request of William Tynge, Treas- 
urer, concerning the setting of a shop neere his yard palls, we thinke 
good to refer the same unto further consideration, at the next Town 
meeting, provided that the Toleration of the sayd shop untill then, 



74 City Document No. 46. 

shall noe way prejudice the determuiation of the case for the 
future; moreover, WilUam Hibbens, Gent., is requested to gi^e 
notice hereof unto Richard Bellingham, Esq., and to desire his 
presence at our next Towne meeting. 

William Colbrou and Jacob Eliot are appointed sufficienth' to 
repaire the coihon gate and fence next Rocksbury, for which the 
Towne is to give them satisfaction. 

William Courser is appointed to give notice to all men that have 
set up pattens, and shores against their fences in the comon 
streets, to the annoyance of the wayes that they speedil}- cleare 
the streets of them. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, and John Oliver are appointed to laj- 
out the highwayes in tiie raillfeilds. 

Christopher Stanly is appointed to be water Bayliffe to cleare the 
shoare from all offences to boates or the like, betweene the high 
water and low water marke. 

Edm Jackson hath libert}' granted to mowe the marish he hath 
formerly mowed in the necke. 

This 5th of 4th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Towne meeting upon lawfuU warning. 

It's Ordered concerning swine, that none shall goe abroad upon 
the neck, neither winter nor suiuer, without being yoaked and 
Ringed Sufficiently. William Plaintayne and Thomas Blot are 
appointed to see unto the excequution hereof, 6d. per swine being 
allowed them for yoaking and Ringing. Thomas Marshall is 
appointed to assist them for the milnefeild. Richard Fairebankes 
in the mids of the Towne. William Salter in M''. Colbron's end. 

This 31st of 5th mo., 1643. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq""% Governor, W". 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibons, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Henry Simons, George Burden, John But- 
ton, John Hill, and their parteners. All that Cove (already bounded) 
on the Norwest side of the Cause}- leading toward Charleton, with 
all the salt marish bordering thereui)on round about, not Formerly 
granted to any other (Reserving libert}' from time to time to make 
use of any part thereof for repayring the sayd Causey) , to have 
and enjoy the sayd cove and marish to them and their heyres and 
assignes for ever. 

Secondly, the sayd grant is for this intent and upon this con- 
dition : that the sayd Grantees their heyres and assignes shall 
within the space of three yeares now next following, erect and 
make upon or neere some part of the premises, one or more corne 
mills, and maynteyne the same for ever. 

Thirdly, that the sayd Grantees shall make and mainteyne for 
ever a Gate of ten foot in breadth, to open with the Floud, for 
Passage of Boats into the sayd Cove, at such time as they may 
arrive at their ordinary landing places. 

Fourthly. The Towne doth grant unto them their heyres and 
assignes three hundred acres of land at Braintry for the use and 
encouragement of the said mill or mills. 



Boston Town Records, 1643. 75 

Fifth', that if they shall carry their millstrearae through the 
marish on the northeast end of goodman Lowe's howse, they have 
sixtA' foot in breadth throughout the sayd marish granted unto 
them their Heyres, and assignes for ever. 

[67.] Sixtly. The}' shall have Liberty to Digge one or more 
Trenches in the high vvayes or wast grounds, so as they make and 
mainte^'ne sufficient, passable, and safe waj-es over the same for 
horse and Cart. 

Seventhly. The Towne will not allow any other coinon mill to 
be erected, except the necessary' occasion of the Towne shall 
require it. 

Eighthl}'. The sayd select Townsmen and their successours shall 
procure what free helpe the}' cann (by perswasion) upon any 
pressing occasion of Use of many hands about making the bankes 
or trenches, &c., for the better furtherance of the worke to be 
speedily Etfected. 

There is liberty granted unto Edward Bendall to seeke out and 
choose unto himselfe four hundred acres of Land at Braintree (by 
vertue of assignement of the Afforesaid quantity unto him from M"". 
Samuel Mavericke, unto whom it was first granted), not prejudice- 
ing the smaller Lots of our Inhabitants there to be Layd out. 

John Oliver is appointed to measure the three-hillraarish at Brain- 
tree, in which M"". Wheelwright had a grant of fort}- acres, and to 
give notice to this meeting of the overplus above the sayd forty acres. 

There is 20.". allowed William Courser for his service about the 
swine, which tooke him up (as he sayth) about three weekes time. 

There is liberty granted unto James Oliver to Continue his 
enterance into his sellar, where now it is in the street, la3ing the 
nether part of his dore flatt about 18 inches, or two foot. 

Also there is liberty granted to the said James Oliver and M''. 
Edward Tynge to straiten their street palls from David Sellecke, 
his corner poste, unto the said Edward Tj^nge's Diall-poste. 

This 25th of 7 mo., 1G43. 

At a general Townsmeeting upon lawfull warning. 

John Winthrop, esq'". Governor, Richard Bellingham, esq", W". 
Hib'Dens, Gent., W"'. Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibons, W'". Col- 
bron, Jacob P^liott, Valentine Hill, John Oliver are chosen as for- 
merly for the Townes affayres for these G months next ensueiug. 

At a meeting the same day of John Winthrop, Esq"^", Governor, 
Richard Bellingham, esq"^*^, W™. Hibbens, Gent., W"\ Tynge. 
Treasurer, W"\ Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John OUver, 

There is granted unto Ensigne Savage an acre of marish, be it 
more or lesse, Lying at the Nor-west end of Hog Hand, and for- 
merly luiallotted, bounded with the upland toward the South, and 
with the salt water on all other parts. 

It's agreed that Arthur Perry, Drummer, shall have 91. for all bis 
service for the Towne with his Drum this last yeare and halfe end- 
ing on the 1st of the 7th mo. last past, to be payd bj' Anthony 
Stodder, late Constable, out of the Townes-rate. 

This 27th of 9th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townes meeting upon lawfull warning. 



76 City Document No. 46. 

William Frankling Smith, is Choseu Constable in the stead of 
Edward Tynge for this next ensuing yeare. 

At a meeting this da}^ of John Winthrop, Esq''", Governor, W™. 
Hibbens, Gent., W". Tynge, Treasurer, W". Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

It's agreed betweene the select men on the Towne's behalfe [68] , 
and Hugh WiUiams and George Clifford : That Nathaniel Newgate, 
Apprentize to the said Hugh WilUams and George Clifford afore- 
said, shall doe all Coinon service in druiiiing for the Towne on 
trayning dayes and watches, The sayd George for these three 
yeares next ensueing, and the said Nathaniel for these foure yeares 
next ensueing, in Consideration whereof the Towne will be at the 
charges of their learning skill in druiTiing. 

It's further agreed with Arthur Perry that he shall give his Best 
dihgence in Teaching the sayd George Clifford and Nathaniel New- 
gate in all the skill and use of the drum needfuU to all common 
service in military Affayres, in consideration whereof he shall have 
foure pounds payd to him within six mo : next ensuing. 

John Button and John Hill have now resigned all Claime of in- 
interest in the businesse of the corne mills, agreed the 31 of 5 : 1G43. 

There is liberty graunted unto John Hill, Blacksmith, to sinke a 
well on the west side of his dwelling howse. 

Thomas Clarke, late of Dorchester, hath libert}^ to wharfe before 
his proprietye in the milfield against the sea. 

The like libertj'e is granted to John Milam before his present 
dwelling howse. 

It's ordered that the case concerning the shop set before William 
Tynge, Treasurer, his freehold, shall be in the first place treated of 
at our next Towne meeting. 

The like libert}^ of wharfing is granted unto Valentine Hill before 
his proprietj-e in the milfield, provided that a libertye of colhon 
landnig be reserved betweene the wharfe 's of Valentine Hill and 
John Milam aforesaid. 

William Tyngs, Treasurer, hath the like liberty of wharfing 
before his propriety in the marish, neere John Lowe's howse granted 
to him. 

It's ordered that the high way of two rods in breadth shall be 
preserved on the beach (as it is begun) from Edward Bendall's 
cove towai'd John Gallop's Point. 

[Here is an asterisk, and in the margin are the words " vid. 
pag. 69." On p. 61) is the following entr}', evidentlj" omitted on 
p. 68. It begins as follows : — ■ ] 

[69.] " I humbly crave pardon for this Error." 

At the meeting of the selectmen on 27 of 9 mo. 1643. 

The Intent of the Agreement between the Towne and the 
Grantees of the Cove, &c., for the Milne is as followeth : — 
That the Grauutees shall not be bound to Reserve any marish if 
they have Occasion to Cutt it up ; but in that Case the Towne's 
libert}- for repairing the Causewa}' shall [70.] reach to such land 
as shall be left, be it upp. or nether Spitt. 

2. That the sayd Grauntees shall not be bound either to the 
making or mainteyning of an^- such Milne or Milnes, upon an}" 
other penalty- than the Losse of the said Cove and Marish and other 



Boston Toavn Records, 1643. 77 

land Graunted to Retunie to the Towne againe as if it had not 
bone graunted. And for further explanation, It is now declared 
and agreed betweene the Towne ancl the Grauntees That if the 
said Grauntees shall not goe forward, nor perfect the said Worke, 
as it is Intended, or having perfected the same in an}' measure, 
shall see good at any time to give it over, and not continue to 
uphold and mainteyne the same, it shall be noe breach of cove- 
nant on their part, onely the Graunt to be voyd (and so forth) 
as before. And whatsoever Timber or other Materials they shall 
be at Cost to erect or bring upon the land Graunted, it shall be 
lawful for them to sell off unto any other person within the space 
of one yeare after they shall have left off to proceed in the sayd 
worke, or to uphold and mainteyne the same being made and 
finished, provided that if the Towne will give them for such Tim- 
ber worke or other materialls so much as another, they shall have 
the same, and one month's time for Refusall. 

Moreover there is 33 foot in Breadth added to the former graunt 
neere Goodman Lowe's howse, and both upon Condition the Milne 
or Milnes may be set betweene Joh. Gallop's Point and Edward 
Bendall's Cove. 

[Here we return from this added part, on pp. 69 and 70, to the 
regular record on p. 68. — W. H. W. ] 

[68, cont.^ This 8th of 11th mo., 1643. 

At a general Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 

William Hibbens, Gent., John Wilson, Pastor of the Church, 
William Colbron, Deacon, are chosen to Treat with all the neigh- 
bouring Townes concerning a convenient way of Fortifying at 
Castle Island. 

Also it's agreed that the Fortification begun upon the Fort 
Hill, and a worke for that end some where about AYalter 
Merryes' Point, shall be raised. For the ordering of which Capt. 
Keayne, Capt. Hawkins, Eusigne Savage, Sergeant Hutchinson, 
Sergeant Johnson, and Sergeant Oliver are chosen. And the 
Towne doe unanimously promise to supply all necessary labours 
and charges according to the Direction given them by the fore- 
named Committee, according to an equall Rate made by their 
Discretion. 

This 19th of 11th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 

There is graunted unto M^ John Winthrop, Junr., and his part- 
eners, and to their heyres and assignes for ever, three thousand acres 
of tlie coinon land at Braintry, for the encouragement of an iron 
worke, to be set up about Monotocot River. The said [69.] three 
thousand acres to be la}^! out in the Land next adjoyning and 
most convenient for their said Iron worke, by the direction of 
the select Townsmen. 

This 29th of 11th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 
It's agreed for the Repaire of the Castle, that the Towne of Bos- 
ton will provide all the timber, and lay it in its forme at the Castle 



78 City Docuivient No. 46. 

Iland for the worke at the Top of the Hill, in case that other 
Townes shall goe on with their proportionable shares of the worlcs 
there. Capt. Keayne and Capt. Hawkins are appointed to I'reat 
with other Towne's Comittces about the same. Furthermore, 
The Towne consenteth to afford such helpe unto ten persons or 
family es as may encourage them in their residence at the Castle 
Island, the which is referred unto the select Townes men to agree 
it with such as shall inhabit there. 

The same day. 

At a meeting this da}^ of John Winthrop, Esq™, Governor, W™. 
Hibbens, Gent., W™. Tynge, Treasurer, W™. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

W"\ Hibbins, Gent., and W". Colbron are appointed to lay out 
the High way to the South-Wind-milne that lyeth betweene Thomas 
AVheelar's and Robert Woodward's gardens. 

There is liberty granted to Ensigne Savage, Mathew Chafeth, 
Isaak Cullimore, John Gallop, Senr., John Sweet, John Hill, Sam- 
son Shore to make wharfes towards the sea before their proprietj^es 
in the Milne-feild. 

There is liberty granted to Widdow Purton to mowe the marish 
in the necke this 3-care which she hath mowed formerly. 

There is granted unto Gryphen Bowin, Gent., an howse lot, if 
any yet remaine to be disposed of. 

William Hibbens, Gent., William Colbron and Jacob Eliot are 
appointed to view the wast gi'ound before Joshua Seottoe's Sellar, 
and to Report unto the next meeting whether an howse plot may 
be graunted there to Richard Saudford. 

Alexander Becke and Edmund Jacks'on have liberty to mowe the 
marish this next yeare which they have formerly mowed. 

There is graunted unto Abel Porter a Small parcell of Land, 
about a quarter of an acre, undisposed, adjoyning to his Planting 
ground at Long Iland. 

It's ordered that Abraham Hagburne shall pay one shilling unto 
the Towne for the use of the shop standing upon the Townes wast 
before the propriety of William Tynge, Treasurer, for the next 
ensueing yeare, and that he shall remoove the said shop (if occa- 
sion be) at two months' warning given hmi by the Towne. 

[Here, as already explained, the record goes to middle of p. 70. 
— W. H. W.] 

[70.] This 18th of 1st mo., 1644. 

At a generall TowDsmeeting upon lawful warning. 

Capt. Gibons, Capt. Keayne, Capt. Hawkins, Ensigne Savage, 
Sgt. Hutchinson, Sgt. Johnson, Sgt. Oliver, are appointed to agree 
with some Workemen, to Finish that worke our Towne is to doe at 
the Castle, and that the Towne's Select men shall make a Rate for 
the defraying of the charges thereof. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq''^, Governor, W". 
Hibbens, Gent., W". Tynge, Treasurer, W". Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

There is graunted to Anthony Stoddard Hberty to make his Enter- 



Boston Town Records, 1644. 79 

ance out of the street into his Sellar, neere our Pastors house iu 
such manner as was Grauntcd to James Oliver and to open his 
shop-window-board two foot into the street. 

There is graunted unio Wm. Teffe a parcell of land neere the 
south wind mill to be layd out by William Colbron & Jacob Eliot 
provided that He shall fence it with posts, and rayles, and not 
build upon it nor plant it with Indian coine nor any thing that 
may hinder the windmill. 

Wm. Frankling, blacksmith, is allowed (and that with Edw. Ben- 
dalls Consent, to be one of those whose howsc abutteth upon the 
high waye neere the Cove, and so to enjoye the liberty e of the Cove 
allowed to such as [71.] Abutt thereupon. 

There is liberty graunted to Edward Bendall to procure the 400 
acres formerly graunted unto Samuel Maverick, Gent, purchased by 
him, to be layed out Orderly in and about a small parcell of raed- 
dow found out by him in the upper parts of Monotocot River, neere 
Taunton Path. 

John Ruggle is appointed (as formerly) to keepe the milch cat- 
tell for this next sumer. 

John Oliver is appointed to lay out the marish formerly- graunted 
to Richd Bellingham, esq"^", as neere as He can according to the 
limits expressed in the Graunt. 

There is liberty graunted unto John Bigs to fence his marish in 
the necke formerly purchased of the Towne by the Direction of Wm. 
Colbron, and Jacob Eliot, and if any quantity fall within the sayd 
fence above his Proportion He is to allow the Towne for it. 

This 29th of 2d mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this 29th of 2d mo, 1644, of John Winthrop, esq™, 
Governor, W". Hibbens, Gent., W'". Tynge, Treasurer, Valentine 
Hill, W™. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that Sergeant Major Gibons, Wm. Colbron, & Jacob 
Eliot shall lay out such a parcell of Land in some place of the 
Commons of this neck as may satisfy Wm. Hibbens, Gent., for that 
land of his which is enclosed with the breast worke upon the Fort 
Hill. 

There is liberty graunted to Christopher Stanly to wharf before 
his propriety neere Winnesemet ferr}* in the millfeild. 

This 17th of 3d mo., 1644. 

At a generall Townes meeting upon publick warning. 

John Winthrop, esq'^% Governor, W". Hibbens, Gent., W". 
Tj'nge, Treasui'er, Sgt. Major Gibons, W™. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver, are chosen to Order the 
affayres of the Towne, as formerly, for these six mo. next ensuing, 
and till new be chosen. 

This 29th of 5th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq''*, Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wilham Hibbens, Gent., Sgt. Major Gibons, Valentine Hill, 
Jacob Eliot, John Oliver. 

The Land within the Common fence at Braintry neere the Knights 



80 City Document No. 46. 

necke belonging to Boston is hereby sold vinto Sergeant Matson, 
James Penniman, Moses Pa3'ne, Francis Eliot for 5s. per acre be it 
more or lesse, to be payd in Corne or Cattle within one moneth 
into the hands of M^ Henry Flint of Braintry for his owue Use, on 
consideration of his late gi*eat losse through the hand of Gods 
Providence by fire. 

The Constables of this Towne are appointed to pay foure pounds 
ten shillings unto Arthur Perry, part of seaven pounds due to him 
for his service in Druiiiing untill the first da^' of the first month 
last past, and for teaching the use of the drumme according to 
agreement made with him on 27 of 9, 1643. 

The remaine is pa^xl by 20s. to Widdow Hudson for him to be 
allowed her in her present Rate, 10s. in discharge of [73.] his 
owne Rate, and ten shillings to VV™. Davis for him to be allowed in 
his Rate. 

There is 5s. allowed to Nathaniel Woodward Sen'' to be payd 
by the Constables for la3-ing a water channell of Timber in one of 
the Causwa3'es towards Rocksbui'y. 

Zache Bozworth is appointed Pound-keeper and to be allowed 
for his service therein according to the order made on 13th of 
3d mo., 1637. 

Walter Merrj' hath libert}^ grauuted him to wharfe before his 
Propriety by his present dwelling howse. 

Sergeant Major Gibons, Valentine Hill, and John Oliver or any 
two of them are appointed to veiw the wast ground neere John Hill 
the Smiths howse, and to Consider whether any part thereof may 
be conveniently sold to our bro. Thomas Marshall for the building 
of a shop, and to make report thereof unto our next meeting. 

Charity White is allowed 26s. for thirteene weekes keeping of 
John Beny, to be payd by the Constables. 

Nicholas Upshall hath liberty grauuted him to wharfe before his 
propriety in the millfeild. 

Richard Lippencot is Admitted Townsman. 

That parcell of marish that belongeth unto the Towne of Boston 
in the three-hill marish at Braintry, which was not formerly 
Counted to belong to M^ Wheelwright's marish, together with 
the two Hillucks of upland therein, is grauuted, to be equally di- 
vided betweene William Tomson, Pastor, and Henry Flynt, 
Teacher, of the Church of Braintry. 

Sergeant Matson hath liberty to mowc about two loads of hay 
in the three-hill marish at Braintr}' this j'eare. 

The Prices of Edward Bendall's wharfe are settled for a yeare, 
and the writing is here to be entered. 

[73.] This 26th of 6th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq.. Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Major Gibons, Wm. Tynge, Treas- 
urer, Valentine Hill, James Penn, Johu Oliver. 

There is graunted unto Tho. Marshall, Shoemaker, 15 foot Square 
upon the wast, neere John Hill, Blacksmith, his shop, to be sett out 
by Valentine Hill and James Penn, for which he is to pay unto the 
Townes use 20s. upon demand, and so to enjoy the same for three 



Boston Town Eecords, 1644. 81 

ycarcs certaine, and if it should afterward proove inconvenient 
unto the Towne, He is to relinquish the same againe upon 6 
months warning, the Towne paing him his necessary charges ex- 
l)on(led thereon ; provided allso that this graunt doe not Hinder 
ihc present water course, nor any that may hereafter be graunted 
for the Coves use. 

There is 20s. allowed to be payd to our brother Rawlines in 
Consideration of the High way taken out of his corne feild behind 
his dwelling howse. 

Ordered to be sent unto Braintree. 

" Bretheren and neicjhhonrs of Braintree^ 

" Having understood that you have, beyond the Power of yonr 
warrant, chosen John Read, one of our Towne, to serve upon the 
Grand Jury, we desire that 3-ou would not put an}' such hinderance 
unto our Comfortable mutuall agreements one with another, but 
that 3-0U would desist, and choose some other for that service." 

It's ordered and agreed with James Penn that in Consideration 
of his land at the Fort hill be it more or lesse. He shall have 3 
acres layd out next William Hibbins, Gent., his Land neere Rocks- 
bury gate, at the appointment of William Hibbens, Gent,, and 
William Colbron. 

This 30th of 7th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq.. Deputy Governor, 
Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Sergeant Turner 
six pounds nine shillings due to him from t:he Towne. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Tho. Ohver, Elder 
of the Church, seaven pounds for seaven months attendance upon 
the Cure of the servant of Tho. Hawkins. 

James Penniman, Thomas Matson, Francis Eliot, Moses Paine, 
have paid ten pounds unto M^ Henry Flynt, as they were ordered 
to doe on 29 of 5 mo., 44. 3 

Thomas Bell hath gi-aunted to him the small parcell of marish 
at Long Island towards the East end, to enjo}' it according to the 
tenure of John Gallop's possession of marish there. 

This 2d of 10th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq.. Deputy Governor, 
Wm. Colbron, Jacob P^liot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Walter Merry 5.s. 
for Fencing set up at the upp end of his [74.] garden by reason of 
the high way there, and 3.s. for the use of his boat to Wiunesemet 
to carr^' workmen to repaire the high wayes there. 

There is liberty graunted to Jasper Rawlines to make use of a 
rood of upland for the making of Brickes at the Easterne end of 
Sergeant Hues, his Corne feild neere Roxsbury gate. 

Thomas Joy, Carpenter, is hereby required to make a safe pass- 
age over his Sellar in the high way, by the water side, in the mill- 
foild within two dayes after the sight of this order under the 
poenalty of 20s. 
6 



82 City Document No. 46. 

Its Ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Arthur Perry 
50s. for his halfe yearcs service in druming, ending on the first of 
7th mo. last past, and 40s. for his attendance on setting of the 
watches this last Summer. 

There is liberty graunted unto Deacon Eliot to sett out his 
barne six or eight foot into the street at the Dii'ection of Deacon 
Colbron. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Deacon Eliot for 
the use of m'' Woodbridge eight pounds due to him for keeping the 
Schoole the Last yeare. 

This 30th of 10th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq.. Deputy Governor, 
Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, 
D'^acons, James Penn, John Oliver. 

William Hibbens, Gent., and Valentine Hill are appointed lo 
view the marish in the new feild mowne by Edmund Jackson last 
3'eare, and to report unto our next meeting whether it be convenient 
to sell it, and if so the valew of it. 

The Constables have undertaken to mend the highway at the 
head of the Cove neere their Shops, and to charge it to the Townes 
account and also to make a sufficient cartway' in the street from 
the Cove toward Charleton by what heipe of neighbours they can 
attaine, whereof the Towne is to beare halfe the Charge. 

The Constables are to Demand of Martin Sanders and George 
Euggles of Braintree the money due to The Towne for Land sold to 
them, and in case they refuse payment to sue them for it, the pay- 
ment of it having bene for these sundry yeares witheld by them. 

Assurance is hereby Given unto Tho : Fowle, Gent, for his Satis- 
faction concerning pa^-ment of his present Proportion toward the 
Fortification at Castle Island, that noe more shall be required of him 
toward the building of the worke now in hand there, and in case it 
be not finished that halfe his mony expended shall be returned to 
him. 

There are two acres of ground added to James Penn his former 
graunt on 26th of 6th mo., 44, for more full satisfaction for his 
land on the fort hill taken to the Use of fortification. 

[75.] Deare Island is let to hire unto James Penn, and John 
Oliver for these three j'ears next ensuing paying unto the Use of the 
Schoole seaven pounds per yeare. In part whereof the}' are to repay 
according to former orcler on 31st of 11th mo., 1641, unto Major 
Gibons the mony pa3'd by him unto John Ruggle, and that before 
the 1st of 3d mo., 1645. Moreover there is liberty graunted to the 
Inhabitants of this Towne to cut wood on it provided that they 
carry off", or set the same on heapes, that it may not be spoyled, nor 
hinder the feed of Cattell. 

This 27th of 11th mo., 1644. 

At a generall Towne-meeting, upon warning from howse to 
bowse. 

Sergeant Major Gibons is chosen to be of the Committee for 
Castle Island, and to give order concerning the fortifications in the 
Towne. 



Boston Town Records, 1645. 83 

This Da}'. At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq., Deputy 
Governor, ^Ym. Hibbens, Gent., Sgt. -Major Gibons, Wm. Colbron, 
Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, Deacons, John Oliver. 

Edward Miles is admitted Townesmau. 

Valentine Hill, Deacon, together with one of the present con- 
stables, are appointed Auditors of Anthon}^ Stodder late Constable 
his accounts, and to make report thereof unto the select men at 
their next meeting. 

There is ten shillings allowed to be pa_yd b}^ the Towne unto wid- 
dow Howin towards her reliefe, in Consideration of her shop now 
standing in the market place speedily to be remooved. 

There is graunted unto Joshua Scotto to straiten his pall at the 
head of his howse plat neere John Lowes Howse as the head of the 
sayd John Lowes palls runn, and to have that marish therein con- 
te^'ned. 

The remaining part of the sayd marish neere John Lowes howse 
not formerly Disposed of (except two rods broad next Thomas 
Marshall, his garden palls), is Graunted unto Richard Bellingham, 
Esq. , for the Continuance of peace and love, In Consideration of a 
quiet resignation of all claime unto the wast before his howse, to 
be given unto the Towne under his hand. 

This 31st of 1st mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Govern- 
or, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, 
James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's agreed with Thomas Scotto, of this Towne, for his Dwelling 
howse, and yard, and garden in this Towne, sold and delivered unto 
the select men afforesaid, for the Towne use, with all the appur- 
tenances thereof, and groweths thereupon, and benefits that doe or 
ma}' arise by virtue thereof, bounded with the Lands of Henry 
Messenger towards the North ; with the Land of M'. Richard 
Hutchinson towards the East : with the Comon street toward the 
South : with the Burying place toward the west, and all for the sume 
of fifty-five pounds, to be payd as follows, vizt. : fifteene pounds 
by the said Thomas Scotto' s Order unto George Curtis of [76.] 
this Town — five pounds whereof is to be pa3'd in wheat at present, 
the other ten pounds to be payd by the end of the 8 month next 
ensuing, halfe in money, halfe in merchantable beaver at the price 
currant ; And 15^. more by the sayd Thomas, his appointment, unto 
John Mellowes at his returne from his present sea voyage in like 
manner as the former or otherwise to his satisfaction. And 2dl,. 
more, partly in marish in the new feild, after the rate of 3/. 10s. 
per acre, and the residue as shall be further agreed. 

Macklin Knight and William Parsons are admitted Townsmen. 

There is graunted unto Alexander Becke the little marish next 
M"". Haughe's Point, be it more or lesse, as it shall be found by 
measure, after the rate of three pounds 10s. per acre, to be payd 
the one halfe in wheat, and the other halfe in mon}' for the Towne's 
use. 

Jonathan Balston and Thomas Smith are admitted Townesmen. 



84 City Document No. 46. 

This 10th of 2d mo., 1645. 

At a genex'all Tovvnesmeeting upon warning from howse to howse. 

It's agreed that the Towne's part of the Garrison at the 
Castle is to be niainte3'ned by Rate for this present yeare, which 
is to be assessed by the Select men chosen this day ; and the pres- 
ent Constables, Thomas Marshall and William Frankling, together 
with Sergeant Davis and Edward Bendall, are appointed to hire 
eight fitt men for the said Garrison. 

John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Governor, Wm, Hibbeus, Gent., 
Sergeant Major Gibons. Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine 
Hill, Deacons, Edward Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver, are 
chosen to order the Towne's affaires as formerly for these six 
months next ensuing, and Till new be chosen. 

This 28th of 2d mo., 1645. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Governor, Wm. 
Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colborn, Valentine Hill, Deacons, Edward 
Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that for the Repaire of Rocksbury Gate, 2d. shall be 
lev3'ed upon every head of great Cattell allowed to goe upon the 
Commons in this necke, to be payd by the owners of them, and to 
be gathered by the present heardsman, John Ruggles. 

The Constables are appointed to require and receive of Thomas 
Joy, or to levy by distresse upon his goods, 20s. for the Townes 
Use, due upon his neglect of the Townes order concerning making 
a safe passage over his Sellar in the highway, by the water-side, in 
the mill-feild ; and he is hereby required to mend it within two dayes 
after the notice given him by one of the Constables, under the 
pcEualt}' of 20s. more. 

There is granted unto David Phippen hberty of wharfing before 
his propriety, neere the milne Creeke. 

There is liberty graunted unto AViddow Howin to cut hay this 
next summer, for the wintering of one Cowe, in [77.] some part 
of the marish neere Rocksbury gate, where cattell cannot Come to 
feed. 

This 26th of 3d mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, Edward Tynge, 
James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's Agreed with Martin Sanders and George Ruggle of Braintry, 
that whereas the}' purchased 22 acres of Land at Braintry for 12s. 
per acre, allthough the Payment have bene now long deferred, yet, 
in Consideration of the Rockynesse of some part of it, there are 
foure acres allowed to make good the rest upon condition that they 
make payment of ten pounds, sixteene shilUngs, one third in 
wheat, one thu-d in pease, one third in Rye, into one of the Con- 
stables hands of Boston, at the price currant when it is due, being 
at or before the last of the eighth month next ensuing, which they 
have accordingly promised to doe, otherwise the said abatement is 
voyd, and the former Bargaine to stand good. 

It's Ordered, that speedy notice shall be given by the Constables 



Boston Toavn Records, 1()45. 85 

to John Milam to repaire and make safe the passage over the 
bridge neere Leonard Buttles howse, within three dayes after 
notice given, under the poiualty of 20s. to be distrayned by the 
Constables. 

In Consideration of the great annoyance complayned of to be 
done b}' Swine at Pulling Point, specially by some that keepe 
excessive numbers there, It's ordered that none shall suffer above 
three swine to goe abroad for twenty acres of Land lying unfenced in 
Coinon with other Lands there (unlesse the}' shall jointly agree 
otherwise among themselves), and those to be sufficiently ringed, 
under the poenalty of two shillings for every swine found abroad 
above the saj'd number prescribed, or not ringed, to be payd unto 
the Townes use, beside the damage done by them, for which satis- 
faction is to made unto such persons to whom the damage is done. 
For the Levying whereof the owner of the Land against whom the 
Trespasse is Committed shall have power to take up and keepe 
the sayd Trespassing swine, one or more, in his yard, for the space 
of 24: houres, in which time if, upon notice given to the owner of 
the sayd swine, satisfaction be not made, the sayd swine shall be 
sold, and the saj'd pQ?nalty and damages being discharged, the 
rest is to be returned unto the owner of the sa3'd swine. 

This 15th of 7th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esqre.. Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, 
James Penn, Edward Tynge, John Oliver. 

Wm. Colbron and James Penn are appointed to lay out, before 
our next meeting, the way through the gardens towaixls the South 
Wind-mill, to begin betweene Nicolas [78.] Parker's house and 
Robt. Eenolds Garden, and to goe forth betweene Amos Richard- 
son's and John Palmer's house, and to give notice hereof to the 
owners of the Lands through which it is to be layd. 

This 29th of 7th mo., 1G45. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esqre.. Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, James Penn, John 
Oliver. 

Received of Alexander Becke foure pounds seven shillings in 
full satisfaction for the marish grauhted him one 31st of 1st month, 
45, being about an acre and quarter. 

There is graunted unto Arthur Clarke an howselot next unto the 
howse-lot of John Search, to be laj'd out by Wm. Colbron and 
Jacob Eliot. 

Whereas, the severall graunts of hows lots, and other lands 
recorded in this Towne booke, are entered onely as graunted to the 
partyes themselves without mention of their heyres, it hath beene 
thought fitt to be hereby declared and Ordered that all such graunts 
were, and shall be Intended to be estates in Fee simple, with all 
due and usuall privile<lges and appurtenances, and are so to be 
construed, and taken to all Intents, except in such cases wherein 
any particular estate for tearme of j'cares is specially expressed. 

The Constables are to pay unto Arthur Perry five pounds for 



86 City Doclcvient No. 46. 

his last yeares service in drumming, ending on the last of sixt 
month last past, and thirt}' shillings more for drum heads, &c. 

This 27th of 8th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this da}' of John Winthrop, esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbins, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, 
Edward Tynge, James Penn, John OUver. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall sett off six shillings of 
Henry Messenger's Rates, for mending the Schoole Master his part 
of the partition fence betweene their gardens. 

The marish that remaines in the Townes hands over against John 
Barrels howse is graunted to Edward Bendall, paying unto the 
Towne for it as it shall be prized by Wm Colbron and John Oliver. 

[More " In the margen."] Which being prized was refused b}^ 
Edward Bendall, soe the grant is voyd. 

The 26th of 10th mo., 1645. 

At a Generall metinge upon publicke notice, are chosen for this 
year the Select men, M^ John Winthrop, Esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, M^ Hibbins, Maior Gibbons, Capt. Keayne, M'. Fowle, 
M^ Colbourne, M^ Hill, Jacob Eliot, James Penn. 

The 29th of 10th mo., 1645. 

At a metinge this Da}^ of John Winthrop, Esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Will. Hil)bens, Gent., Maior Edward Gibbons, Robt. 
Keayne, Tho. Fowle, Will. Colbourne, Valt. Hill, Jacob Eliott, 
James Penn. 

It's Ordered that M"^. Fowle and James Penn, with the Constable, 
shall take b}- Will. Francklins acount, lat. Constable. 

James Penn is chosen Recorder and Tresurer for the Towne. 

[79.] Assurance is herb}^ given unto Samuell Mavericke, 
Gent, for his Satisfaction concerning the payment of his present 
Proportion of charge toward the fortification at Castle Hand, that 
in case the said fortification be deserted or demolished (except by 
adversary power) within these three years next ensueing, the select 
Townsmen now being, shall I'epay unto him the sayd charge now 
expended by him towards the sayd fortification. 

The 23d, 12 mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this Day of John Winthrop, esqre.. Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Will. Ilibbin, Gent., Mai°^ Gibbons, Tho. Fowle, Gent., 
Capt. Robt. Keayne, Will. Colbourne, Vail, Hill, Jacob Eliot, 
James Penn. 

Edward Harison is admitted a townsman. 

Tho. Scotto is apointed to see that the Graves be digged five 
foot deep, and to see the Gates be fast and the fence up, and to 
have some alowance. 

Tho. Scotto is appointed pound-keper, and to be allowed acord- 
ing to the former order. 

Christopher Lawson hath libertye towharfe afor his howse, being 
that which was Sampsone Shoors by Walter Merrys maintaining a 
hyghway. 



Boston Town Records, 1646. 87 

Barnabas Faour and Arthur Perry have liberty to wharfe afor 
their dors, maintaining a cartway and the hj-ghwa}- free to the 
towne though it be wharfed by them. 

For the diference betwen Georg Griggs and Will Blanton, it is 
ordered that George Griggs shall set np his Garden fence betwen 
them b}^ the 30th, 2d mo., 1646, in penalty;' of 20s. for the default 
herof. 

Its granted to Alexsander Adams to wharf afor his howse, main- 
taining a hyghwa}^ for a cart, and this wharfe to be the breadth of 
all his ground. 

Walter Merry is ordererd, that by the loth of the 3d mo. next he 
shall make a suficient hyghway, of 16 foote in breadth, from his 
howse to the watters side, in the penalty of 20.s., to be payd to the 
tresurer of the towne ; and in case it be not then done to tlie con- 
tent of the townsmen, they will then consider further of his breach 
of the former order. 

The 23d, 1st mo., 1646. 

At a generall Towns meting it is agreed on that on the second 
da}' of the first monelh is apointed to met at eight of clocke in the 
morning to chose Deputy s for the Generall Court and townsmen for 
that year and Constal)les and Surva^'ors for the hyghways, evry 3'ear. 

23, 1 mo., 46. Nicholas Willis, James Everill, Tho. Grubb, 
Robt. Tourner, Shoomaker, Constables, for this 3-eare. 

William Colbourne and James Penn are apointed to lay out 
the footway from Mr. Nicholas Parkess howse through the gardens 
to the mill lane or street. 

Proposicous presented to the Townsmen on the behalfe of the 
Inhabitants of the North end of the towne of Boston, tlie ratifica- 
tion wherof is desired and the registringe of them in the towne 
Records. 

1 . That we of this end of the towne whose harts the Lord hath 
made willinge to set about the erectinge and maintenance of a 
fortificacion att Walter Merr3''s point, ma}' for the future be freed 
from all rats and assessments to what other fortificacions be in the 
towne untill sucli time as the other part of the towne not ioynninge 
with us herin, shall have disbursed and layd out in equall propor- 
cion of their estats with ours, as by true acount may apear. 

2. That the land gained at the Townes charge and staked out 
to the townes service by thos deputed for that end to the raysinge 
of a work upon, may not by any to tlie private ocations be 
imployed or mad use of, as alsoe that the ground nor flats befor 
the sayd worke may not be disposed of by the towne unto any par- 
ticular mans imploy to the predjudic of the sayd worke. 

[79.*] 30th, 1st mo., 1646. 

At a meting, John Winthrop, Esqre, Deputy Governor, M'. 
Wm. Hibbons, M^ Tho. Fowle, Wm. Colbourne, Valt. Hill, 
Jacob Eliot, James Penn. 

John Berry is put an aprentice to Edward Keyly for seaven 

*Two pages are numbered 79 in the original, and notice called thereto by 
the clerk at the time. 



88 City Document No. 46. 

yeares. Wm. Brisco, The. Buttolfe, Leaug""* : Win. Blanton, 

John Search, Robt Woodward, that hath hows plots unbuilt on 
them shalbe warned to the next townse mettinge. 

It is ordered that M^ Cuddington shall set up his garden fences 
by the 14 : 2 mo. : 46, that lys betwene John Odhn aud himself 
and others, upon penalt}^ of five shillings p. rod for evry rod 
defect. 

Henyry Duglice is admitted a townesman. 

Capt. Hardinge hath libert}^ to Consider of his hieringe the 
marish till the 6 : 2 mo. : 46. 

Rich : Holidge is to mowe that marish at Long 3-land this year 
for 2s. Gd. p. 3-ear. 

Georg HalsoU is graunted liberty to set downe a cawsey ten foot 
Square from his wharfe at the northend of it to low watter marke, 
and that passingers shall Come and goe free to it. 

The 27th, 2 mo., 1646. 

At a meeting this da}' of John Winthorp, Esqre, Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbins, Gent., Tho. Fowle, Wm. Colbourne, Jacob 
Eliot, James Penu. 

Wm. Blancher is admited to dwell in the towne, and follow his 
trade, beinge a taj'lor. 

Iho. Joanes is apointed Cowe keper this yeare, and to begin the 28 
of 2 mo. 46, and he is allowed two shillings a Cowe, halfe of it att the 
24 of the 4 mo. ; he shall receive, and the rest at the end of the year. 

It is ordered that the drj'e cattell shalbe put of from the necke 
b}' the 1,5 of the 3 mo., 46, accordinge to former order. 

A ratt, Made the 27 of the 2d mo., 46., of one hundred pounds 
for the Country's debts, put into the hands of Nicholas Willis, 
Robt. Tourner, James Everill, Tho. Grub, Constabls, and for the 
towne's ocations was mad, 133 — 12 — 0. 

Maior Gibbons, Capt. Robt. Keayne is chosen Deputy's for this 
Court in the 3d mo, 46. 

Wm. Halston is admitted a townsman. 

This 18th of 3d mo., 1646. 

At a Generall townes metting upon lawful! warninge of all the 
freemen, it is graunted that all the Inhabitants shall have equall 
Right of Coiuouage in the towne ; those who are admitted by the 
townesmen to be inhabitants. 

It is ordered that all who shall after the dat herof come to be an 
inhabitant in the towne of Boston, shall not have right of Common- 
age, unlese he hier it of them that are Commoners. 

It is ordered that there shalbe kept on the Common bye the 
Inhabitants of the towne but 70 milch kine. 

It is ordered that ther shalbe no dry cattell, yonge Cattell, or 
horse shalbe free to goe on the Common this year : but on horse 
for Elder Oliver. 

It is ordered that noe Inhabitant shall have power to sell his 
right of Comonage, but only to let it out to hier from year to year. 

* Doubtless Jacob Leager. 



Boston Town Records, 1646-7. 89 

[80.] It is ordered that what soever Cowe or horse shalbe 
found upon the necke besid the former 70 allowed of shall pay 
C(/. the da}- and night for a cowe, and 12d. the day and night for 
an horse ; this order to begin from the 20th of this month. 

It is ordered that the present Cowe keper shall take the forsayd 
forfeitures, or impound the cattell, and shall have the on halfe for 
his paines, retourning the other halfe unto the towne's Recorder 
for the towncs use. 

It is ordered that if any desire to kep sheep, hee may kep foure 
sheep in liew of a Cow. 

It is ordered that the land upon the marish, by the towne's men's 
order to M"". Wm. Hibbins and James Penn, shall stand good. 

It is ordered that noe Coinon Marish and pastur ground shall 
herafter bj-e gift, or sayle, exchange, or otherwise, be counted unto 
proprict}-, without Consent of the major part of the Inhabitants of 
the towne. 

This 19th of 8th mo., 1646. 

A generall townes metting warned from howse to howse. 

It is ordered and agreed on that Bro. Tlio. Marshall, bi*o. Chaff}', 
bro. Negoos, Wm. Franeklin, lat Constables, are to be presented 
to the Generall Court for to answer the defect in not payinge that 
which is behind on the Garison's wages. 

It is ordered that ther shalbe a ratt of GOl. forth with made by 
the townesmen for the satisfienge of the Garisou at the castle this 
year ensueinge. 

This 25th of 11th mo., 1646. 

At a metting this day of John Winthorp, esqre. Governor, Wm, 
Hibbins, Gent., Major Gibbon, Capt. Robt. Keayne, Wm. Col- 
bourne, Vail. Hill, Jacob Eliot, James Penn. 

It is ordered that Wm. Davice, the apotecary, shall have leave to 
sett up a pay 11 afor his hall window and parlor window 3 foot from 
his howse. 

It is ordered that M''. Tho. Oliver shall have nine pounds for his 
curinge Rich. Berry, that was Tho. Hawkins' man. 

It is ordered that George HalsoU shall make up the towne's hygh 
way that lys betweene his garden and the sea that he hath diged 
away, by the 6th of the 3d mo. next cnsuinge. 

It is ordered that George Halsoll shall kep and iraploy a passag 
boatt betweene his wharfe and the ships wher the ships rid, and is 
allowed to take a peny for each person for passage, and no other 
man is to make use of his wharfe or landing plac for hyer or re- 
ward, but it shalbe lawfull for any seamen or others to pass to and 
fro his sayd landinge place in ther on boots without payinge any 
thinge for themselves or freinds. 

This 13th, 1 mo., 1647. 

At a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Colbourne, M^ Anthony 
Stodder, Jacob Eliot, Wm. Davice, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, 
James Penn. 

The constables that wer : Nicholas Willis, Robt. Tourner, James 



90 City Document No. 46. 

Everil, Tho. Grubb, have Given in ther acounts to full discharge 
for a ratt 144L 

This 18th of 1st mo., 1647. 

A Generall townes mettinge warned from howse to howse, are 
Chosen for this yeare the Selectmen : M^ Wm. Colbourne, M''. 
Anthony Stodder, Jacob Eliot, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, 
M^ Wm. Davice, James Penn. 

For Deputys of the Generall Court : Maior Gibbons, M^ Wm. 
Tinge. 

For Constables: M'. Wm. Davice, Robt Hull, Tho. Buttolfe, 
James Penn. 

For Survaj^ers : James Oliver, Will. Hudson, Rich. Gridley, 
Edward Fletcher. 

For Sealers of Leather : Bro. Copp, Evan Thomas, Will. Courser, 
John Stevenson. 

[81.] This 29th, 1st mo., 1647. At a mettinge this daye of 
M"". William Colbourne, IVP. Anthon}^ Stodder, Jacob Eliot, James 
Evirill, Tho. Marshall, M'. W". Davice, James Penn. 

It is ordered that no Inhabitant shall entertaine man or woman 
from any other towue or Countrye as a sojourner or inmate with 
an intent to reside here, butt shall give notice thereof to the 
Selectmen of the towne for their approbation within 8 da3'es after 
their Cominge to the towne upon penalty of twenty shillings. 

It is farther ordered that no Inhabitant shall farme, lett, or putt 
to sale to any person any howse or bowses within this towne, 
without first acquaintinge the select men of the town theirwith. 

Itt is farther ordered that no person shall goe about to dig any 
seller, or erect any building in the face of the street, till they have 
given notice thereof to the selectmen of the towne, upon penalty 
of twent}^ shillings. 
) 

' M^ Heniry Weeb shall enioye the wharfe that he did purchase 
of M'. Edward Tinge for his sole right without disturbance. 

Wm. Brisco and Raph Roott is to see to the makinge up of the 
fences att Muddy river. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Joans shall keep the cowes of the towne 
this present j'ear acordinge to former order. 

It is ordered that noe person shall dig any soods out of the 
common upon perill that may insue on the Damage soe done, nor 
mo we any grass in the marish. 

It is ordered that their shalbe a hygh waj", Containinge 12 foot 
through M''^ Stoughtons ground along the rayle side and soe thro 
Rich. Cooks and Tho. Butolffs Ground to the farder end of the lots 
to Tho. Munts Ground on the farthest side. 

The 26th, 2d mo., 1647. 

A metenge of M^ Wm. Colbourne, Jacob EUot, Mr. Anthony 
Stodder, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, M^Wm. Davice. James Penn. 

It is ordered that all fences that lie in devision betweene on and 
other shalbe maintained equally by the proprieters of the land 
within the towne of Boston. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1647. 91 

Beniamin Ward hath libert^e to wharf afor his on proprietye. 

Beniamiu Ward hath bought of the towne the eight part of the 
marish that is next to him, that M^ Aspinwall layd out, for 3^. per 
annum this too years, and if the rest of the marish be not let out 
to make up 20^. a year within too years, he shall at the end of too 
years give foure pounds per annum for his eight part per annum 
forever, to begin his quarter day the 1, 3d mo., 1647. 

Its ordered that John Anderson hath libertye to wharfe afor his 
proprietye and that part of the Comon li3'gh way that lyes next to 
him ; he shall make noe hows on it for any ocation, and he hath 
libertye to take wharfage on it for the goods that is landed on it. 

John Milam hath liberty to wharfe afor the highwa}^ that lys 
next him. 

The 31st, 3d mo., 1647. 

A metinge this day of M^ Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, M'. 
Anthon}- Stodder, Tho. Marshall, James Evirill, M"". Wm. Davice, 
James Penn. 

John Jibson is allowed a townesman. 

John Chandler is allowed a townesman. 

Tho. Leader is allowed a townesman. 

M^ Edwards is admited to live in the towne. 

Martin Stilibin is forbiden and not allowed to brewe any more 
bear to sell, save only this week in beinge. 

Isac Groose is not to sell any bear by the quart within dors any 
more. 

It is ordered that noe swine shall goe abroad unyoked nor un- 
ringed, winter nor suiScr, upon penaltye of 12d. for evry suche 
defect. 

[82.] The 26th, 5th mo., 1647. 

At a meetinge this da^' of M^ Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, M'. 
Anthony Stoddard, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, Wm. Davis, 
James Penn. 

Martin Stebbin is fined 20s. for brewinge bear to sell without 
order. 

Martin Stebl)in is allowed to brewe bear at a peny a quart, and 
too quarts a peny, and not to exceed upon penaltye of 201. fine. 

It is ordered that noe person shall sell any bear publicklye with- 
out allowance and approbation from the select men of the towne 
upon penaltye of nineteene shillings sixe pence every weeke for 
offendinge. 

It is ordered that the anoyance that is made bye Robt. Nash in 
his slaughter howse, b3-his kilUnge of beasts in the street now layd 
out, that hee shall remove that anoyance on penaltye of 19s. 6d. 
for evry defect iustl}' complayned of. 

The 31st, nth mo., 1647. 

Att a meetinge this daye of Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthony Stoddard, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, Wm. Davis, 
James Penn. 

The three thousand accres of Land given by the towne towards 



92 City Document No. 46. 

the incoradgment of the h-on works at Braintrye is layd out 
acordinge to order. 

M^ Hill and M^ Winthorp is to make halfe the bridge over the 
cricke that is diged by M"'. Hill, which lyes betwone him and the 
townes marish. 

Deare Hand is lett to Edward Bendall, of Boston, with all the 
profitts their of whatsoever, for the tearrae of seaven years next 
ensuing the date hearof. In Consideration wherof hee is to pa}"" 
to the Towne of Boston the sum of fourteen pounds per annum for 
the scooles use of the sayd Towne in provision and clothing, pro- 
vided their be reserved a liberty for the Inhabitants of the towne 
of Boston to cutt wood for their own use, nott bringing a draught 
upon the Hand to cart withall, except it be with the consent of the 
sayd Edward Bendall. 

The 13, 1 mo., 1647. 

At a gonerall townsmettenge upon publicke notice is chosen 
this year for Townsmen, Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Edward Tinge, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, James 
Penn. 

For Constables, Jerimye Howchin, David Phipen^'-, Nicholas 
Busb}', Wm. Beamsley. 

For Survayors, John Button, Beni. Fjiwr, Walter Merry, Wm. 
Blanton, M"". Cole for Rumney Marsh. 

For Sealers of leather, Tlio. Marshall, Edmond Jackson. 

It is ordered, that noe Constables shalbe discharged of their 
place till they have given up their acounts of the ratts that is 
Coramited to them. 

An acount taken of Wm. Davis, Robt. Hall, Tho. Buttolfe, 
James Penn, Constables, the year past, of too ratts, for the Coun- 
try, which came to a 199^. 18.s. llcZ., and a ratt for the garrison 
of 751. U.S. all of which are fully cleared and discharged bye the 
tresurer and the towne as our counts doth appeare. 

The 27, 1 mo., 1648. 

At a meetinge this daye of Wm Colbourne, Jacob EUot, Edward 
Ting, Tho. Marshall, James Penn, James Evirill. 

Robt. Renolds hath pa3d his six shillings, eight pence, that was 
due to the towne for his land, which leift Savidge received for a 
debt due to him. 

Wm. Philips hath payd his 1/. 16.s. 8d. that was due from Chris- 
topher Stanley to the towne for his land, which leift. Savidge 
received for a debt due to him. 

The 8: 3 mo., 1648. 

At a generall townes metting upon publicke notice were chosen 
Deputys for the Court of election, Capt. Keayne, James Penn. 

[83.] It is ordered, this 27th : 1 : mo., 1648, thatnoe swine shall 
go abroad unyooked nor unringed sufficiently, winter or suiiier, 
upon penalty of 12c/. for evrye on soe scene, without beinge yooked 
and ringed, acordinge to the order of the Generall Court, made the 
9th mo., 1647, who requires the execution hereof upon the townes 



Boston Toa\t^ Records, 1648. 93 

by the select men, and in ease they doe neglect the performance of 
it they are to have levied of their estate forty shillings every month 
soe neglectiuge ; this order to be put in execution on the 6th : 2d : 
mo , 1048. 

29: 3: mo., 1648. 

At a metinge this day of M^ "Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, M^ 
Edward Tinge, Tho. Marshall, Jan*es Everill, James Pcnn. 

Tho. Emims is admited to be an Inhabitant. 

Michaill Wills is admited to be an Inhabitant. 

It is ordered, that Benia : Ward shall pay but three pounds per 
annum for the marish that hee hyei'S of the towne, not expectinge 
foure per annum after too years, acordinge as the former contract 
did bind him unto. 

There is sold unto John Hurd a small peece of ground lyinge at 
the end of his howse plat for ten shilhngs. 

The 29: 11 mo., 1648. 

At a meetinge this day of M^ Wra. Colboui'ue, Jacob Eliot, 
Tho. Marshall, James Eviiill, James Penn. 

There is sold unto Ilngh Gunison sixe foot of Ground in bredth 
and twelve foot in length, downe to his sign post, to payle in, for 
forty shillings. 

There is graunted to Isac Waker liberty to set up a porch afore 
his dore foure foot into the street from his howse dore and sixe 
foot by his howse side. 

There is graunted unto Tho. Marshall all that marish, Contain- 
ing too rods in breadth, that lys betweene M"". Rich. Bellinghara 
and himself, in pa. 75, in exchange for that 15 foot of ground that 
hee bought of the Towne, acordinge to that order entered pag. 73, 
but the Towne did not think fit, on Consideration, to make good 
that sayle to him. 

The 26: 12 mo., 1648. 

At a meetinge this day of M^ Wm. Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, 
Tho. Marshall, James Evirill, James Penn. 

M^ Richard Bellingham hath liberty to wharfe afor his pro- 
prietye that lieth between Walter Merry and Wm. Winbourne, 
provided that it doth not prejudice the battery. 

Jerimye Ilowchin hath liberty to set up a portch 4 foot from his 
howse, and soe all alonge by his howse, to set up a payle before it. 

It is oi'dered, that Jacob Eliot shall have the swamp that joyneth 
to his allotment at mudye River next to Cotton Plax house bye the 
Common feild, Reservinge libertye to cut hedginge wood in it for 
the Common fence that runeth thro the sayd swamp. 

It is ordered upon Consideration of our Bro. Bendall's request 
about Dear Hand, which the towne let to him for seven years, it is 
Granted to him that his seven years shall be made up twenty and 
one years payinge his rent of 14L per annum, according to former 
agreement, provided that he shall leave a suply of wood for the 
[84.] Maintenance of on family for ever, as also whatever fruit 
trees he [corner torn off] plant their he or his hayrs shall leave 
standing at the end of his [torn off.] 



94 City Document No. 46. 

It is ordered, and agreed upon the perusall of the acounts of 

M"'. Hill [ ] Edward Bendall about the cove or docke in their 

charges, which they [ ] in the five j'ears allowed them l\y the 

towue to expend in as appears [ ] 56, which we find to put to 

account 818L 13s. 4d., which makes their nu[ ] of years for 
them to possess to be four score from the year 1646. 

It is ordered, that James Johnson shall have sixteene foot of 
ground from his howse southward alonge downe to his garden 
payle post, in consideration that he shall make and maintaine for- 
ever a sufficient hygh way for foot and Cart over the watter Course 
which runs from M'". Hutchisons yard alonge by his howse end. 

It is ordered that John Baytman, John Burrill, Tho. Hawkins, 
James Hawkins and the rest of the naybours shall have liberty to 
remove away that crose worke that is set over the milne creeke 
which hiudreth the passage of boats, upon such Condition that they 
shall make the creek goe alonge out to loe watter marke. 

jVr. AYilliam Brenton hath liberty to set up a portch afore his 
howse to range even in the street with M'. Hills and M'. Hardings. 

Ther is graunted unto Ensigne Hutchison, Benia : Gillum, Benia : 
"Ward, Jonathan Balston, John Compton, Tho. Smyth, Steevea 
Butler, Rich. Richison, liberty to make a hyghway from their 
howses over the marish to the bridge and over M''. Hills Ground 
upon then- owne charges which was eight pounds, sixteene shil- 
lings, for which chai'ges they are free from Hyghwa}^ charges this 
nine years. 

Ther is ordered that a hyghway of twelve foot betweene Capt. 
Hardings howse and Wm. Davice howse, shall goe alonge to the 
bridge which the towne and M"". Hill set up together, beinge to be 
made by the towne and M'. Hill, and for that hyghway their is 
graunted to W. Hill a way to his Ground by the sea side alonge 
bye the howse of Wm. Hudson, senior, and a cart way below the 
wharfe. 

The 12th 1 : mo., 1649. 

At a generall Townesmeettinge of all the Inhabitants upon pub- 
lique warninge were chosen for Deputys of the Generall Court for 
this year Capt. Keayne and James Penn. 

For select men were chosen M''. Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthony Stoddard, Jerimy Howchin, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, 
James Penn. 

For clarkes of the market, Jerimy Howchin, James Penn. 

For Constables, M'. Tho. Clarke, Theodor Atkinson, Tho. 
Clarke and Barnabas Fawer. 

For survayers of the Hyghways, Christopher Gibson, Walter 
Mereye, John Button, Wm. Blautcn. 

For Sealers of leather, Ricli. Weeb, Robt. Tourner. 

It was further ordered that the select men of the towne shall 
take order aboute Longe Hand and Spectacle Hand, with them that 
now hold it, to instate it on them for Inheritance, upon paying a 
yearly rent upon evrye accre for the Schols use. 

It was farther ordered that those that shall Tindei'take to builde a 
howse for the Courts to be kept in, shall have the Imunitye of it 
that comes b}' any tole or rent to them and their hayers for ever. 



BosTOX To^vN Records, 1649. 95 

It is ordered that the Hyghway that lieth on the south side of the 
watter mihie shall run alonge bye the Corner of the sayd milne a 
rod in breadth, as it is layd out in a strait line to the milne hill 
that lies to the ferry e to Charlton. 

M^ Tho. Clarke is fined 20s. for refusing to serve his Con- 
stables place. 

[85.] [Corner torn] 9:2: mo., [-]649. 

A meetinge this day of M"". Wm. Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Jerim^- Howchin, Tho : Marshall, James Evirill, James 
Penn. 

In the place of M"". Tho. Clarke was chossen Isaac Waker to be 
Constable for this year. 

Wm. Philips hath agreed to give 13s. 4cL per annum for ever 
to the use of the schole for the land that Christopher Stanley gave 
in his will for the schols use ; the rent day began the 1 of March, 
1649. 

Moses Paine, of Braintr}^, hath let to him 500 Accers of land, 
to be la3"d out at Braintry, painge forty shillings per annum for 
ever, for the schols use, and to begin his rent daye on the first 
of Maye, 1649, to be pa3'd on the first of the first mo. for ever, in 
corne or porke at the prize curant, and that to be payd into the 
towne treasuree success ivl^^e. 

John Barrill, John Odlin, Wm. Ludkin, James Browne, Benia- 
min Negoose, Raph Masson, James Davise, Edward Dinis, Tho. 
Munte, Rich. Cartter, Abell Porter, Tho. Grube, John Strange, 
Tho. Wey borne, James Jemson, doth bind themselves and their 
successors to pay six pence an accre per yeare for their land at 
Spectacle Hand for ever to the use of the schole, that so it may be 
proprietye to them for ever, and they are to bringe in their pay to 
the townes treasurer the first of February forever, or else there 
land is forfiet into the towne's dispossinge. 

John Jackson, Garaalliel Waight, James Hudson, Wm. Kerby, 
Tho. Bell, Robt. Linchorne, Anthony Marker, Abell Porter, Tho. 
Spalle, Tho. Munte, Water Senot, Wm. Coope, Rich. HoUige, 
Nicholas Baxster, Wm. Lane, Edward Browne, Beniamin Nigoose, 
Beniamin Warde, Frauncis East, Henirye AlUn, Ed. Rainsford, 
Tho. Venner, John Odlin, Wm. Ludkin, George Griggs, James 
Davis, Richard Richardson, Robt. Blote, Mathew Jones, Mawdit 
Ingles, Rich. Find, Jonathan Balston, Tho. Stanberrye, 
Christopher Parrise, John Viall, Mathew Chaffey, Micaell Wills, 
doth bind themselves, and there successors to pay sixe pence an 
accre for theire land at Long Hand bye the yeare for ever : and 
that to be for the use of the scole, that so it maye be proprietye to 
them for ever, and the}' are to bringe in there pay to the townes 
treasurer the first of februarye for ever, or else there land is forfeit 
unto the townes disposinge. 

M''. Bowin and Petter Oliver is chosen for perambulation at 
Mudye River. 

Allexsander Becke is chosen to keep the Cowes this year, and is 
to rec : 2s. per head. 

Capt. Wm. Tinge shall have the refusall of the purchase of the 



96 City Document No. 46. 

swampe that 13'es between M"'. John Wilsons, of Boston, and 
himseU'o. 

There is granted unto Ensigne Ilntcliison, Beni. Gillam, Beni. 
Ward, Jonathan lialston, John Compton, Tlio. Sn\yth, Steven 
Butler, Riehard Riehison, leave to make a Hyghway from there 
howses over the marish to the Bridge and over M''. Hills Ground, 
upon there owne charge, they beinge allowed to be free from all 
charges of Ilyghwayes till the somm of SI. IGs. be run out which 
they have disbursed. 

There is ordered and layd out a hyghway of 12 foot betweene 
Capt. Ilardings howse and Wni. Davis howse alonge strait to the 
Bridge, which the towne and M"". Hill set up betwene them, upon 
Consideration that the hyghway at the seaside is demolished oulye 
a way bye the howse of Wm. Hudson, senior, reserved for cart 
and horse below it for the acomodation of the sayd land. 

[86.] The 26: 4th mo., 1G49. 

At a meeting this daye Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Jerimy Howclain, Tho. Marshall, James Evirill, James 
Penn : there was a ratt made of 33^ Is. Od. for the Hyghways to 
be gathered by the surveyors for this yeare and to be expended 
on the Hygh wayes. 

Rich. Taylor is to ringe the bell at 9 of the cloke at night and 
half an houre after foure in the morninge and is to have for his 
recompence 41. a yeare, begininge his year the 24 : 4th mo., 1619. 

It is ordered and agreed betwene the Select men of the towne of 
Boston on the on part and Martin Saunders, Samuell Basse and 
Mathew Barnes for and in behalfe of the Towne of Braintrye on 
the other part, that whereas Boston hath sertaiue lands Hinge be- 
tweene the Bounds of Dorchester and the Bounds of "Waymouth 
as by the Grant of the Court it will appeare : It is now agreed 
bye and betwixt the partyes afore sayd in the behalfe of the 
Towne doe grant that all such Lands of theirs within the pre- 
cincts aforesayd (being comouly called and knowne by the name 
of Mount AYolliston) shalbe accounted* within the Towneship of 
Braintrye and lyable to beare all Common charges in that Towne 
when they are layd out and improved. 'Jlie towne of Boston 
still retaininge the right and power of allottinge and disi)osinge of 
all those lantls to particular persons that are ^-et unlotted out ; the 
Towne of Braintrye paying therefore The sume of lifty pounds in 
maner followinge. Unto the towne of Boston viz. ten pounds 
the 10th of January next ensuinge the Date hereof, and ten pounds 
each first mo. ensuinge (the next first mo. only excepted) for foure 
3'eares successively untill the wliole be payd ; all the sayd pay- 
ments to be made in merchantable Corne as wheat. Rye, Pease 
and Indian at fifty shillings in each of them which sayd some of 
fifty pounds beinge payd, the Inhabitants of the Towne of lirain- 
trve are not only to inioye for a common the loOO acres formerly 
layd out for a C^omon, but alsoe the abovesayd liberty and power 
wnth all their Inhabitants, as other townes, to bring in all improved 
lands to beare Counnon charges with them : provided that M''. 
John Wilson, pastor of the church of Boston shall not be ratted 



Boston Town Records, 1649. 97 

unto Braintrye for his farme at Braintrye, only that his tenant 
shalho still liable as heretofoi'c. Final I3', it is agreed and i)roiiiisi'd 
by the sayd three men, JNIartin Saunders, Sanniell Basse, and 
]\j[athew Barnes, lor and in the behalfe of the townc of Braintrye to 
make good the aforesayd payment at the meetiuge howse of Boston, 
to the seleet men thereof, which shall be successively chossen the 
severall years. In witnes where of the select men of the Towne 
of Boston for the time beinge on the on part, and Martin Saunders, 
Samuell Basse, and Mathew Barnes on the other part, in the be- 
halfe of the Towne of Bi-aintry, have set to their hands Interchang- 
ably, this 20th of the 8th mo., 1G47. 

John Loo, Josua Scotto, Wm. Ilanbery, Isaac Waker, Edmond 
Jackson, John Shaw, Joseph Wormwall, Leanord Buttolfe are in- 
debted to the Towne of Boston, and tlunr successors for ever for 
the schols use for their land in Bendalls Cove, as their evidences 
will show it forth, which some that is to be payd yearly is M. 'ds. 2d. 

Beniamin Ward is to pay unto the Towne of Boston and his suc- 
cessors for ever, 31. per annum for a parcill of land by his howse, 
as the evidence therof doth make plaine, to be for the schols use. 

Edward Bendall hath Deare Hand for twenty yeares and he and 
his to pay 14L per annum and his successors, to the Towne of 
Boston for the schools use as l)ye evidence will appeare. 

At a Generall Townes meetiuge, the 12 : 1 mo., 1049, bye gen- 
erall Consent it was refferred unto the select men of the Towne to 
transact the agreement betwene those that have interest in the Cove 
and the Towne for their rent which they are to paye to the schols 
use for ever, that is to say for the sayle of the revci'sion of the Cove 
called Bendall's Docke. 

[87.] The 27: 6: mo., 1049. 

At a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthony Stoddard, Jeremy Ilowchin, James Evirill, Tho : Mar- 
shall, James Penn. 

It is ordered that Anthony Stoddard shall have libertye to sell 
his 100 acres of land to Moses Payne, of Braintre, and that he 
shall have liberty to take it next unto that hee hath hired of the 
Towne, or else where, if he see Cause. 

Robert Nash is lined 19.s. Gri. for his leavinge his slaughter howse 
with noyesome smells, to the offence of the Towne. 

M^ Sowther is admited a townesman to Inhabit with them. 

Tho. Painter hath liberty to erect amilne at Fox hill, by publicke 
consent of the Towne in generall, and that he is bound to finish 
the milne in too years, and at the first pecke of Corne it grinds hee 
is to begin his rent of 40s. per annum forever to the publike use 
of the Towne. 

James Pilbeam is admited an Inhal)itant of the Towne. 

Wm. Francklin is fined 20.s. for setinge up his howse and Com- 
inge out on the Towne's ground, and not callinge the select men of 
the Towne to vcw it acording to towne order, and is further fined 
20.S. every ten days till the abuse l)e reformed. 

Vallintine Hill shall make up his ground at the bridge within 14 
dayes, or else he is fined 20s., and on the neglect hereof hee is fined 
20s. every ten daj's till it be amended. 



98 City Document No. 46. 

George Halsoll is fined 20s. for not making up his hygbway afor 
his shop soficiently, and hath hbert}' for the linishing of it till the 
next 8 mo., '50. 

Daniell Tarant* shall erect his wharfe for the hygh way before 
his howse sufficiently by the 3 of the 11th mo., upon penalty of 
20s. fine. 

It is ordered that M''. Clarke, mariner, is to cleare the High way 
at his cellar, and secure it that noe harme be done bye it, and that 
within 6 dayes, upon penalty of 20s. fine. 

It is ordered that Wm. Beanisly shall remove away his oyster 
shells from of the Towne's hye wa}' before his dore by "the 1 of the 
11th mo., on the penalty of 20s. fine. 

It is ordered that John Baker shall remove the howse that stands 
on the Towne's Highway by the 1 of 11th mo. on penalty of 20s. 
fine. 

The 31st, 9th mo., 1G49. 

At a meeting of M^ Wm. Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Jerim}' Howchin, James Evirill, Tho. Marshall, James 
Penn. 

John Milam is fined 20s. for the defect of his way before the 
milne, and also 20s. for the defect of the Bridge by John Butman's ; 
if they be not mended within 4 dayes, he is fined 20s. evr}^ 10 days 
for evry offence. 

Edmond Jackson is fined 20s. for his defect of his way by his 
cellar betweene James Evirill and himselfe, if it be not mended by 
the 5th, 11th mo. 

It is ordered that noe person whatsoever shall suffer an}' stones, 
cla}', timber or firewood, boords or clapboords, or any other thinge 
that maye anoye the towne's streets to lye above 48 howres,. upon 
penalty of five shillings for evry default. 

Edward Belcher is chossen watter Bayley to se that noe stones 
nor timber doe l^'e on the fiats or shoor to the Damage of boats 
or vessalls, as alsoe to see to the clearinge of the streets of such 
things as doth anoye the streets, and for his satisfaction he shall 
have half of eviry fine, and the other half to be for publiq use. 

It is ordered that the owners of the wind millne successively 
shall secure the milne from doing any damage to any Cattell or 
swine, upon penalty of making satisfaction sofflciently. 

Wm. Franklin is fined 20s. for disablinge the passage way over 
the Creeke by John Butman's howse. 

Acordinge to order of the Towne in Generall, whoe gave power to 
the select men of the towne, to sell the Reversion of the Dock or 
Cove Called by the name of Bendall Docke, together with the flats 
thereto belonginge, which uppon the 31 : 9 mo., 49. The Select 
men of the Towne have sold the Reverssion to James Evirill, ever 
painge to the School's use sixe pounds sixteene shillings ten pence 
p. Anum for ever, as may more fully appeare in the Deed of sayle 
in the Towne's keepinge, under the hands of the Recorder [tora 
off] time being. 

* Called Turrell in Index ; the name is often spelt Turand and Turing. 



Boston Town Records, 1649-50. 99 

[88.] It is ordered that all the land at the head of the Cove 
round aboute by John Glover's, George Burden's, Hugh Gunison's, 
C'apt. Wm. Tinge's, Wm. Franklin's, Kobert Nashe's, and eight 
foot to the eastward of it, is highway, and not to be aeounted within 
the purchase of James Evirill of his purchase of the Towne : As 
alsoe from the Eastward sid of the eight foot, and round about b^-e 
the Corner of Edward Bendall's Bricke howse, and soe b}^ Samuell 
Col's howse, as alsoe to Edward Ting's wharfe, shall goe a High 
way of twentye foote in breadth. 

The 26: 12th mo., 1649. 

At a meetinge of M^ Wm. Colbron, Anthony Stoddard, Jacob 
Eliot, Jeremy Howchin, James Evirill, Thomas Marshall. James 
Penn. 

John Milam is fined 20s. for not raakinge a Cart bridge at John 
Buteman's howse ; and if hee goeth not aboute it within sixe dayes 
hee is fined 20s. every sixe dayes till it be finished. 

The 11th: 1 : mo., 1650. 

Alt a generall townes meetinge upon publicke notice were chosen 
for Deputy's for the General Court this ensuinge 3'eare, M^ Anthony 
Stoddard, James Penn ; and for Selectmen for the Townes affaires 
M^ Wm. Colbrone, Anthony Stoddard, Jacob Eliot, Jerimie How- 
chin, Tho. Marshall, M''. Tlio. Clarke, James Penn ; for Clarkes 
of the Market, Jerimie Howchin, James Penn ; for Constables, 
Robert Button, Edmund Jackson, John Phillips, Christopher Gib- 
son ; for Surveighours for the High ways, George HalsoU, Wm. 
Cotton ; for leather sealers, Nathaniell Bishop,. Wm. Couresser. 

It is alsoe agreed on that M''. Woodmansey, the Schoolmaster, 
shall have fift3'e pounds per annum for his teachinge the schollers, 
and his proportion to be made up by ratte. 

It is alsoe agreed that Petter Oliver shall have 15Z. per annum, 
for 7 years, to maintaiue the High wayes from Jacob Eliots Barne 
to the fardest gate bye Roxsbery Towns end, to be sofficient for 
Carte and horse, to the satisfaction of the Countrye. 

It is alsoe agreed on that theire shall be a carte Bridge bye John 
Milame set up by John Butemans howse acordinge to Contract. 

M^ Adam Winthorp, Wm. Phillips, Wm. Beamesley were 
chossen to ioyne with the Selectmen of the Towne, to lay out the 
high wayes bye the new meetinge howse. 

It is alsoe agreed on that all the land at Braintree undespossed 
of, besides the 2,000 acers that was set apart for the schools use, 
is not from this time forward to be alotted to any particular per- 
sons, but to be improved for the publike service of the Towne of 
Boston. 

It is agreed on that a ratte shalbe made for the fortification that 
is to be sect aboute bye those that are apointed for it. 

The 18th 1st mo., 1650 or 49. 

At a meting this day of M"". WilUani Coleborne, Jacob Eliott, 
Tho. Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 



100 City Document No. 46. 

James Penn was chosen Tresurer for the Twone this yeare. 
Anthony Stoddard was chosen Recorder for the Towne this yeare. 
Thoroas Bell and David Ilickborne were chosen to execute the 
order aboute Swinne this yeare. Sergaint Scoott had notice given 
him that Capt. Harding Pale before his house be Taken away 
within one moneth ensuinge, upon Penalltye of twenty shillings. 

25th, 1st mo., 1650. 

At a meting this day of M"^. William Coloborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
Tho. Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

Tho. Painter hath Libert3'e to sell his Dwelling house to Ephai-im 
Hunt. 

Tho. Munt hath Libertj-e To Mow the March at Bird Hand this 
yeare. 

M"". Jerimy Houchin is chosen Sealer of the weights and Meas- 
ures this yeare Till another be Chosen. 

[89.] Brother Beck is assigned to receave of the Constables 
that were last yeare, five pounds foure shillings for the keping of 
Tho. Kand as full satisfaction. 

This 12th 2d mo., 1650. 

At a meting this day of M"". Tho. Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy 
Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and Anthon}^ Stoddard, Selectmen, 
M"". Adam Winthrop, William PhilUps, and William Beamsley 
apointed to Lay out High wayes at the North end of the Twone. 

It was ordered that there should be a way of a Rod broud by the 
water side from the Batterry to Charles Towne ferry. 

It was ordered that a Highway of two Rod in breath should be 
preserved by Will. Phillips in the Feild that was M"". Stanleys, and 
soe to the Ferry point at Charles towne, Leding unto the Crose 
way that Leads from the Water Mills unto the water side betwene 
Good Duglas and Water Merr^'cs garden, acording as it is marked 
and stakt out this day, and untill Buildings be there erected, Gaites 
and stiles may suffice. 

It was ordered that the way formerl}^ granited of a Rod in breath 
b}' the water side from Gallops point to the Battery (l)eing inter- 
rupted b}- Mrs. Hawkins, her house) it shall turne up from the 
water side through M'^^ Hawkins her garden and soe by M''. Win- 
throps house, betwene Major Bornes house and his Garden, 
before M^ Hohoks, to the Battery. 

This 22d of 2d mo., 1650. 

At a Meting of the Fremen by particular Warning to Chouse a 
Deputie for the Generall Court in the Steed of James Penn who 
was Chosen by the Church for other service, Thomas Marshall 
was Chosen Deputie for the Generall Com-t. 

The 29th of 2 mo., 1650. 

At a meting this Day of M^ William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
James Penn, Thomas Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Thomas Marshall, 
and Anthony Stoddard. 



Boston Town Records, 1G50. 101 

It was ordered that M^ Elias Maverick and James Johnson, 
wlio were cboson by George Burden ; Deacon Eliatt, and M''. 
Thomas Clarke who were chosen by the Townsemeu in tlie pres- 
ence of M"'. Newgate and with Consent of him : should Lay out a 
Cart and a Horse way at Rumley Marsh from M"" Hohocks Farme 
towards the Mill. 

The 24th of 4th mo., 1650. 

At a meting this Day of M'' WiUiam Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
Thomas Clarke, Jerimy Houchiu, Thomas Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

It is ordered that whereas there was 600 Akers of Land 
grainted to M^ Thomas Foule, which Land is accepted at Rum- 
ley March by Samuell Bennett of Line, be it more or lesse as is 
expressed in a deed to him made by Captaine Leveritt and M^ 
Hill : The Towne is freed from the said Granit, or otherwise the 
said Land is to returne to the Towne againe. 

The 29th of 5th mo., 1650. 

At a meting tliis Day of M''. William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
Mr. Tho. Clarke, Jerimy Houchiu, Tho. Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

[90.] It was ordered that M"". Colborne and Jacob Ehatt 
should be desired to Veiw the Swampe betwene our Pastor's ground 
at Brantree and Captaine Ting, and to Strike the Line betwene 
them and also that part betwene the Captaine and Edmund Quinsye, 
and to make report of the quantity thereof to the Townesmen. 
And there report was that our Pastor his part of the Swamp was 
about 80 Akers, and Capt. Ting 14 Akers, besides 6 or 8 Akers 
betwene him and Edmund Quinsye ; the Bounds betwixt both is 
the naturall Passage of the water in a small Running. The which 
parsells of the Swamp were granted to them by the Towne in 
generall. 

10th of first mo., 1650. 

Mr. Vener and the Neighbours there about had libertie to dig a 
Well and Set a Pumpe therein, nere the Shop of William Davis, 
providing without anoyance to the street passage for the Wast 
Water. 

The 30th of 7th mo., 1650. 

At a meting of M''. WiUiam Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, James 
Penn, M''. Tho. Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

Daniell Lovett had lett unto him 60 Akers of Land at Brantree 
Lying at the end of M'. Hough Frame and one the side of Capt. 
Keynes, Junior, for 10s. a yeare, the which Land he or his assignes 
shall inioy for ever, paying the aforesaid Rent to the Tresurcr of 
Boston in Marchantable Corne. The first payment to be made the 
first of the 2d mo., 1651. 

M^ Glover and Brother Burden hath let unto them the ground 
before there proprietyes, soe Fare as from the Corner of M^ Webs 



102 City Document No. 46. 

house to the Corner of Goodman Hiu'ds Shop upon a streight Line, 
for which they are to pay 30s. a yeare for ever, M'. Glover 10s. 
Brother Burden 20s. 

The 9th mo., 1G50. 

At a Generall towne meting upon warning, it was agreed that 
the Bells Capt. Crumwell gave the Towne should be by the Select 
men disposed of to the Best Advantage, and the produce Laid out 
for one Bell for a Clocke. 

The 30th of 10th mo., 1650. 

At a meting of M'. William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, Mr. Tho. 
Clarke, James Penn, Tho. Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and An- 
tnouy Stoddard. 

M^ Moses Payne of Brantree hath let to him 500 Akers of 
Land at Brantree and is to ioyne this 500 Akers with the former 
500 Akers let to him, Taking in all the Land betwixt the two greatt 
blew Hills and the next Hill to them, and what there is of it 
above 1000 Akers, he is to pa}" proportionably after the Raite of 
40s. a yeare for 500 Akers, for ever, and to make payment as for 
the first 500 Akers, beginning his Rent for this the first of 
the first mo,, next; and this Land to be Bound for the Rent for 
ever. 

Brother Fletcher hath libertie to make a s.eller doore two Foott 
and a halfe Rysiug from his house. 

[90.*] 24th 12th mo., 1650. 

At a meting of Elder Eliatt, Elder Penn, M'. Tho. Clarke, Tho. 
Marshall, Jerimy Houehin, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Brother Salter had Libertie gri),nted to sett up a Fish house upon 
a peece of Sunken March b3''the Crike side before Elder Colborue's 
Feild gate, to be set out by Elder Colborne and Elder Eliatt. 

The first of first mo., 1651 or 1650. 

At a meting of Elder Eliatt, Elder Penn, M^ Tho. Clarke, 
Tho. Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Mr. John Maverick hath Libertie to Wharfe befoi'e his pro- 
prietie, provided he doe it in Convenient Tyme. 

The like Libertie is Granted to Henry Dug las. 

The like Libertie is granted to Alexander Adams. 

The like Libertie is granted to Richard Thurstone. 

The like Libertie is granted to John Clarke. 

Mr. Astwood hath Libertie granted to wharffe before his prop- 
rietye to Low Water Marke. Wm. Beamsle}' hath Libertie 
granted to wharfe or peare before his proprietie to low water 
marke, provided he goe no Broader there then his ground is at hie 
water Marke ; M^ Richard Leader hath libertie granted to wharfe 
or peare before his proprietie to low water Marke, provided he 
goe no Broader there then his ground is at hie Water Marke. 

* The clerk adds, " the foi-egoeing pag: also is 90." 



Boston Town Records, 1651. 103 

The lOtb of first mo., 1651. 

At a Geneiall towne meeting upon publike notice were Chosen 
for Deputyes for the Geuerall Coiut, Capt. John Leveritt and M^ 
Thomas Clarke. 

For Select men, M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ 

Thomas Clarke, M"". Edward Ting, jNT. Houchin, Deacon 

Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

For Counstables, M^ Hezekia Usher, Edward Fletcher, Georg 
Davis, John Sinderland, and Henry Eavons for Rumley March. 

For Clarks of the IMarket, M^ Davis and Peter Oliver. 

For Surva3'ors of the Hye wayes, Wm. Cotten and George 
Hailshall. 

For Sealers of Leather, Wm. Courser and Robert Read. 

For a Committe to Draw up the power to be given to the Select 
men, which is first to be presented to the Towne and Consented 
too if they se Cause, M''. Ilibbins, Capt. Kayne, M"". Duncan, 
Leif. Savage, and M"". Adam Winthrop. 

Also it was Declared by the inhabitans that the spare High 
wayes at the ends of both the Bridges over the Mill Streame is the 
Towne's proprietie, and Libertie was granited to the NeighborJiod 
to Wharfe the same for Publike Landing of Goods. 

The 11th of first mo: 1651. 

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt Leveritt, Mr. Tho. 
Clarke, Mr. Edward Ting, Mr. Houchin, Deacon Marshall, An- 
thony Stoddard, with the Counstables. 

M^ Jerimy Houchin was Chosen Sealer of Weights and Meas- 
m-es. M"". Edward Tinge was Chosen the Towne Tresurer. 

Anthony Stoddard was Chosen the Towne Recorder. 

The 241h of first mo., 1651. 

At a Geuerall towne meting it was agreed upon that noe inhabi- 
tant shall Lett any house, Housing or Laud within the Neck of 
Boston to any Forrincr without the Consent of the Select men. or 
the Maior part of them ; and all Orders formerly maid for not selling 
proprietyes without the Select men's Consent is hereby repealed. 

The last of first mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M"". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Tho. 
Clarke, M''. Edward Ting, M"'. Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthony Stoddard. 

It was ordered that Goodman Leader, senior, shall sufficiently 
Yoake and Ring all the Swine of this Towne, and the owners 
thereof to pay him for it ; and in Case any shall refuse soe to doe. 
There Swinne being sene abroad not suffitiently Yoaked and 
Ringed, the owners thereof shall pay to the Tresurer of the Towne 
for the Towne use, 10s. for ever}' default ; and this order to begin 
to be in force the 10th day of the 2th mo., 1651, and Continue all 
the 3-eare after. 

It was ordered that whereas there hath bin for divers Yoares a 
High way by the ground that is now Richard Fairebanks, and soe 
along the feild to Bro. Deming's house ; And neyther the AY ay nor 



104 City Document No. 46. 

the Breath of the Way Recorded in the Towne Booke, it now 
apeariug by severall Testimonies upon Oath, that the wa^' was 
Graunted by former Selectmen of the towne to be 12 Foott hi 
Breath, it is Ordered for the Tyme to come it shall be soe Ac- 
ounted ; and where it is Stratened by the fense of Richard Fare- 
bainks, the said fense shall be removed Fourthwith. 
Henry Rust is Admitted an Inhabitant. 

The 28th of 2th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M''. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Tho. 
Clarke, M^ Jerimj' Houchiu, ]\P. Edward Tmge, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthony vStoddard. 

Thomas Alcoke is apointed to be Cow keper this yeare ; and he 
is to have two shillings a head from the owners thereof. The Tyme 
of his keping is to begin The first of the 3th mo., and to Continue 
till the 10th of 8th mounth. 

[92.] The 26th of 3th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of Mr. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M''. Tho. 
Clarke, Mr. Jerimy Houchin, M''. Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthony Stoddard. 

John Button is Fined twent3-e shillings for Letting a Forriner 
have a shop and entertainment in his house without the Consent of 
the Selectmen, and to have notice to discharge him fourth with out 
of his house, upon the same penalty e. 

The 20th of 4th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. Jerimy 
Houchin, Mr. Edward Ting, and Deacon Marshall. 

It was agreed that if Francis Smith doe not remove his house 
out of the high way by the 23th of this instant, then he is fyned 
twentie shillings, for the Towne's use, and tenn shillings a day for 
every da}^ it stands in the high way after the 23th of this instant. 

Whereas Wilham Frainklin hath diged in the Towne's highway 
at the north end of the Bridg, nere to the house of Humphery 
Milam, It is ordered that if the said William Frainklin doe not fill 
up the ground againe which he hath diged, and make good the said 
high way within tenn da3'es next ensuing that then he is to pay 
twentie shiUings. 

The 30th of 4th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M"'. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, Mr. Jerimy 
Houchin, Mr. Edward Ting, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

It is ordered (To prevent Damage of Boats and other vessells) 
That noe stones nor Tymber shall Lye upon the Flats above fortye 
eight houres, upon penaltie of the forfeture thereof. And James 
Jimson is Chosen to sec to the execution of this order, and to 
have the one haulfe for his paynes, and to be for the other account- 
able to the Towne Tresurer. 

Wilham Pollard and Richard Bennett are Chosen to see that noe 
stones, Tymber, nor any other Thing Lye in the Streets, acording To 
an order made the 31st of 9 mo., 1649, and to have the one haulfe 



Boston Town Records, 1651. 105 

of the F3-nes for themscles, and the other haulfe to pay to the 
Towne Tresurer ; Richard Bennett to Looke to the North end of 
the Towne, and WilUam Pollard the South end ; The Mill Crecke 
to be the Devision. 

The Bridge, by John Bateman,* his house, is accepted as suffi- 
cient for a Cart Bridge. 

The Pale before Capt. Harding's house is to be set in 1 G inches 
next William Davis, and 10 inches next M"". Brenton's, as thej^ 
both are Notch, and this to be done within a mounth, upon penalltye 
of twentie shillings. 

[93.] VViUiam Blancher is to secure his seller From Damag by 
the first day of the next mo., upon penalltie of 20s. 

Deacon Marshall hath Granitcd inito him that peece of ground, 
as now fenced in, adio^'ning to Bro. Mils to the .Southwest, and 
Bro. Hull and bro. Matson to the Southeast, to the highway to the 
Northeast, and the March by the Mill pound to the North and 
North west, granited formerly to Edward Dennis, in Lew of a 
garden Plott formerly granted the said Edward Dennis towards 
the new Winde Mill. 

The 5th of 5th mo., 1G51. 

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Edward 
Ting, M^ Jerim}^ Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stod- 
dard. 

William Frainklin was ordered to fill up the place he had diged 
on the Towne's highway at the North end of the Bridge, nere 
Humphery Milam's by the 11th day of this instant mounth, upon 
penaltie of twentie shiUings if he doe it not by that t3'me. 

The 8th of 5th mo., 1G51. 

At a meting of M"". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Edward 
Tinge and Anthony Stoddard. 

James Everell was ordered to secure the seller he hath diged 
where the ould Meeting house was, and to clere the highwa}' about 
it by the 11th day of this instant mo., upon penaltie of twentie 
shillings if he doe it not. 

The 28th of 5th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. Tho. 
Clarke, Je. Houchin, M^ Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

WilUam Baker, Carpenter, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

John Chamberlain, Currior, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

William Talbott, Sailmaker, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

The three hundred Akers of Land at Brantree, formerlye 
granited to the owners of the Water Mill at Boston. There is 
libertie granited to them to Lay it out at Brantree, next adioyn- 
ing to the outward bounds of Land already Laid out. Laying it 
out together. 



*This name is elsewhere quite plainly Butman. 



106 City Document No. 46. 

The 11th of the 6th mo., 1651. 

At a Generall towne meting upon particular notice, Capt. "Wil- 
liam Tinge, was Chosen Commissioner to ioyne with the Selectmen 
to make the Countr}- Rate. 

Also it was Ordered that the Selectmen shall take Care from 
t3'me to t^-me for the prevention of Danger of fyer by defective 
Chimneys, and upon Complaints to veiw them, and to order there 
repayre upon penalltye if not repared. 

The 4th of 7th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Tho. 
Clarke, M"". Jerim}' Houchiu, Decon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

[94.] Edward Bendall and James Everell was ordered to re- 
move the posts and Railes from the side of the Creeke nere Brother 
Burden's before to Morrow night upon penalltie of twentie shillings. 

6th of 9th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M"". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M"". Edward 
Tinge, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Martin Stebins was fined twentie shillings if his Chimneys be 
not secured from Danger of fyer within tenn Da^^es. 

The 29th 7th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of the Select men. 

Hope Allen, a Currier, is admitted an inhabitant. 

The 27th 8th mo., 1651. 
At a meting this Day of the Select men. 

M"'. Nicholas Parker hath Libertie to Wharfe before his Proprie- 
tie by Charles Towne Ferry. 

The 24th, 9th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of Capt. Leveritt, M'. Edward Ting, M^ 
Thomas Clarke, M^ Jerim}^ Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

John Web, Brasier, was Admitted to Inhabitt in the Towne six 
Months, and if he behave himselfe well, for Lounger Tyme. 

Samnell Norden is Fined six shillings, eight pence, for enter- 
taining a Forriner ignorantly, and to disharge them of his house. 

William Pearce is Fyned six shillings, eight pence, for enter- 
taineing M''. Joyslin, Contrarj- to order, and to discharge him of 
his house. 

M^ Davis, Peter Oliver, and Edward Devotian, and Heni-y Stevens 
are Chosen to goe the Bounds of the Towne betwixt Cambridge, 
Brantree, Dedham, and that Way. 

Capt. Ka3-ne, M"". Cogin, Leiftennant Walker, and John Tuthill 
are Chosen to goe the Bounds of the Towne betwixt Line, Charles 
Towne, and that Way. 

It i? Ordered that if any Chimne}' be on fyer soe as to flame 
out of the Top thereof, the Partie in whose possession the Chim- 
ney is shall pay to the Tresurer of the Towne for the Towne use, 
tenn shillings. 



Boston Toavts^ Records, 1651-2. 107 

At a generall towne meting this Day, M'. James Oliver, John 
Web, and AV" alter ]Merry were Chosen to Execute the Order about 
the Clering the Flats. 

The 5th of 11th mo., 1G51. At a meting this Day of M^ Rich- 
ard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. Edward Ting, M\ Thomas Clarke, 
M"". Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddaid. 

[95.] There being Complaint made by William Deming and 
Mauditt English that they were hindreed of there passage to there 
Gardens, Liing against the ground the Winde Mill stands upon as 
it is now Fenced in, uppon hearing of Wittncsses and Considera- 
tion that for many Yeares Past the Owners of the IMill have inioyed 
the Land Fenced in b}^ the Mill, and the said William and Maudit 
have peaceablely inioyed there passage, it is Determined they shall 
have the same Continued ; The Owners of the Mill, the propriet3'e 
of the Land and the other, there Libertie of Passage with horse or 
Cart. 

The Tresurer was ordered to pay to M^ Houchin twentie five 
shillings backe of the fiftie M^ Usher receaved of Mrs. Sands for 
her Rayte. 

At a meting of M''. Richard Parker, M"". Edward Tinge, M''. 
Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Thomas Noble was Admitted an Inhabitant. 

26, llmo., 1G51. At a meting this Day of M'. Richard Parker, 
Capt. Leveritt, M''. Edw^ard Tinge, M"". Thomas Clarke, M"". Jerimy 
Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Wm. Whitwell upon his Petition had Libertie to Continue his 
keping of an Ordinary till the seaventh mounth next if the Court 
please. Martin Stebins hath Like Libertye. 

Richard Wooddy is Admitted an Inhabitant upon his promise not 
to be offensive by his Trayd to the Towne and therein to be regu- 
lated by the Select men if Complaint be made thereof. 

Christopher Perkus is to pay Brother Ludkin from this Day for 
his Child keping, and promised to bind his house to the Towne 
for securitie that it shall be noe farther Chargable to the Towne. 

23th, 12th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, 
M". Edward Tinge, M"^. Thomas Clarke, M^ Jerimy Houchin, 
Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Jarratt Borne Complaining that Raphe Roott makes use of his 
Marsh at Muddy R^'ver which was formerly Granted to Jacob 
Eliatt as apeares by the Record the 1st of 5th mo., 1637, for the 
desiding the Bounds thererof Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Oliver, 
and Peter Oliver, are Chosen to Veiw the Ground and to make 
returne of theire Issue. 

[96.] 23d, 12th mo., 1651. Josua Scotto hath Libertie 
to wharffe before his proprietie by the North east end of the MUl 
Bridge. 



108 City Document No. 46. 

William Beamsley and Jarratt Borne are Chosen to see the Gen- 
erall Fence at Muddy Ryver to be put into repaji-e acording to 
order. 

Goodwife Howen hath Chosen Elder Coleborne to price and 
accept of a Cow from the Towne. 

John Vj-all hath Libertie to keep a house of Comon entertaine- 
ment if the Countie Court Consent, provided he keepe it nere the 
New Meting house or Northward of it. 

James Davis hath Libertie to keepe a house of Cofnon enter- 
tainement, if the Countie Court consent. 

John Audlin brought a Certificate of the Bounds of nine Akers 
of Marsh he bought of the Towne the 27th of 2th mo, 1640., 
as follows : one parsell one Aker, more or lesse, Bounding on the 
East on Muddy R3'ver ; on the South upon the ould Landing place ; 
on the West on the Alottment of Beniamen Ward, John Craine, 
and Robt. Houltou ; on the North the Marsh of Elder Oliver. The 
other parsell being eight Akers, more or less, in the greatt Marsh, 
on the East the alotmeut of M^ Hibbins ; on the south on Muddy 
Ryver ; on the West on the Marsh Lot of Elder Ohver ; on the 
North upon the Marsh of M^ Cotteu. 

8th of the 1st moneth, 1651. 

At a Generall towne meting upon publike notice were Chosen 
for Deputyes for the Generall Court Capt. Leveritt and M'^. 
Thomas Clarke. 

For Selectmen, M^ Adam Winthrop, Capt. Savage, M^ Thos. 
Clarke, M''. Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Hutchin- 
son, and Mr. William Brenton. 

For Counstables, for the towne, M^ Jacob Sheaffe, M"". James 
Astwood, Samuell Bitfeid, and Wm. Ludkin ; for Rumley Marsh, 
John Tuthill ; for Mudd}- Ryver, John Kenerick. 

For Clarks of the Market, Thomas Clarke and Nathaniel 
Williams. 

For Surveyors of Highway es in the Towne, John Loe, Robt. 
Nash, and Bartlemy Barnard. Thomas Stocker for Rumley Marsh, 
and Peter Aspinall for Muddy Ryver. 

For Sealers of Leather, Wm. Courser and Robert Read. 

It is Ordered that James Everell and the Neighbours which set up 
the Cunditt by the Dock shall have on of the Bells (which were 
given by Capt. Crutrell) for a Clocke and to enioy it whiles they 
make that use of it There. 

It was Ordered that the Select men shall Graunt such Liberties 
to M^ Samuell Ohver and his partners for the Setting up a 
Winde Mill as they shall in their wisedome think meett. 

[97.] 16th of the 1st moneth, 51-52. 

Att a meetting of M^ Addam Winthrop, Ensigne Edward 
Hutchinson, Lift. Thomas Clarke, M^ Jerymy Howchin, Deakon 
Marshall, M^ Willm. Brenton, and Thomas Savage. 

Ensigne Hutchinson was Chosen Tresurer and Thomas Savage 
Recordar for the Towne of Boston, and Deakon Marshall was 
chosen sealer of waites and measures. 



Boston Town Records, 1652. 109 

29th, 1st mo., 1652. At a metting of M^ Addara Winthrope, 
M''. Edward Hutchinsone, M^ Jei^my Howehin, M'. William lireu- 
ton, M'. Thomas Marshall, and Thomas Savage. 

It is Ordered that all Swiiie whatsoever which shall be fomid out 
of the ground of theyr Owners within the bounds of the towne of 
Boston without being sufitiently j^oaked and Ringed, after the sixt 
day of the 2d mo. next, the Owners of such Swine shall forfit 
for every such Swine ever}- time soe found, the sum of two shil- 
lings and six penc. 

It is Ordered that the formar Order made about None for to re- 
ceive any into theyr house as inmaates or to let any house or any 
parte of any house or ground Unto au}' forreuer without the apro- 
bation of the Select men shall stand in force. 

It is Ordered that noe house of Ofice, ether already set up, or to 
be set up within this Towne, shall stand within twentie foot of any 
hie way, or the house of any Neighbour, unless it be vaetecl G foot 
deep, and mad up Close from the hie way and anoyance of to 
any neighbour, one the penaltie of 20s. for every such defect ; this 
Order to be of force the forteenth day of the next mo. 

It is Ordered that Thomas Alkok shall keep the Cowes which goe 
one the Common one this neck of land, and to have two shillings 
and six penc the head for every Cow that goes theare, and he to 
pay for the wintering of the Town Bull. 

Sarjt. Richard Cooke is granted Libertie for to set a house one 
the Towne's ground, which is betwixt the towne's house in which 
M"". Woodmans}' now liveth, and the town skoole house ; and thear 
is lett unto him, the said Richard Cooke, the said ground, which 
he shall use for to set the aforesaid house one, and all bakward 
from the street unto the grownd of Henry Mesenger, runing behind 
the skoole house downe along by the burying place, being sixtie 
and seaven foot broad at the Uper end behind the skole house, and 
sixtie foot Broad at the lower end next the grownd of Henry 
Mesenger, the said Richard Cooke paying quarterly into the 
tresurer for the towne the sum of seaven shillings and six penc, 
iu merchtU good pay which sum maketh the sum of thirtie shillings 
per annum to be paid for ever ; and the house or houses whatsoever 
is ereckted, or trees aired}' planted, or to be planted, one the said 
grownd, is to be securytie unto the. towne for the payment of the 
said quarterly rent, and in defect the sellect men to have power to 
enter one the said houses and grownd for the towne's use ; alsoe if 
the towne shall see cause to inlarg the skoolehouse at any time 
hearafter, the town hath reserved libertie soe to doe. 

[98.] 1652. 3d of 2 moneth. At a metting of M^ Addara 
Winthrop M^ Tho. Clarke M^ Edward Hutchinson M^ Will"'. 
Brenton M'. Jer3'my Howehin, Thomas Marshall and Thomas 
Savage. 

Ensign James Oliver and Sarjt Fetter Oliver are gTanted libertie 
for to set up a wind mile one the tope of the hile between the 
towne and the hile Called Fox hile, which said mile they ar to 
fence in from harme and damag unto any Cattell, and to pay unto 
the tresurer of the towne the Sum of twelve penc per 3'ear, to be 



110 City Document No. 46. 

payd 3'early one the forfit of five shillings foi' every quarter of a 
year, which it shall not l)e paid into the Tresurer of the Town, 
it being demanded in due season, the time to begin the first day 
that the said mile shall grind, and to Continue to be paid unto the 
Towne soe longe as the mile shall thc-ar stand ; alsoe the Cheef 
Military Commander of this towne, and alsoe the Cheef Com- 
mander of this regiment hath power at any time of theyr Military 
Exersise, whether of the Towne or Regiment, for to cause the mile 
to stand stile : within the grant of this libertie to set up this mile, 
is reserved as a Condition, to be performed by the owners of or 
imployers of the said mile. 

7th of 2d mo. 

Goodman Griges, Senr., hath hyred twentie and fowr foot broad 
to the streat ajo^'ueinge to his garden one the east, and to be twelve 
foot at the lower end, to goe one a strait Lyne from the streat 
unto the lane which runes behind the orchard or garden of the 
said Grigs, and he to pa}- two shillings and six penc every half 
year, the pa^'ment to begin the twentie and first ([ay of June next, 
and soe to Continue to Pa}' the sum of two shillings and six penc 
every half yeare, to be paid unto the tresurer for this towne for the 
towne's use for ever, and the grownd and whatsoever he shall bnld 
or plant on the said grownd to be securytie for the payment thearof 
from tim to tim. [In margin] "The town at a genr". meeting 
abated one halfe soe he is to paye 2^ 6*^ p ann 

26th of 2d mo., [1652.] 

Att a meeting of M"". Addam Winthrop, M"'. Willm. Brenton, 
Lieu'tt Tho. Clarke, M^ Edward Hutchinson, Mr. Jerymy 
Howchin, and Thomas Marshall, it is Ordered that William 
Beamesley and Jarret Bowrn shall see the genirall fence at Muddy 
River shall be put into rcpayr according to order of Corte. in the 
absenc of ether of the two above mentioned, Allexander Beck is 
apointed to supply the place. 

Thear is granted to John Anderson libertie to wharf befor the 
hie way which ajonneth to his land one the one syd and the land 
of Jolin Crabtre on the other syd, and hath libertie granted unto 
him for to take wharfidg of strangers for goods or wood shall be 
landed by them one the said wharf. He hath no libertie to take 
wliarfidg of any inhabitants of the town for either goods or wood 
landed one that part of the wharf befor the hie way, provided it 
lie not thear above twentie fowr howers if it be seasonable wether 
for to gett it [99.] 1652 away or be not the lord's day. 

It is orderetl that Willm. Franklin shall make good the Bridg 
by Jno. Batman's howse which is over the mill Creeke, together with 
the foot of the Bridg at both ends of the said bridg, and to make it 
sufitiently passabell for both Carte and horse as it was mad up when 
it was accepted by the Townsmen, or to the satisfaktion of the 
Townsmen, within tenn dayes, on the penaltie of twentie shillings. 

31 : 3 mo. 

Att a meeting of all the Seleckt men, it is ordered that noe person 



Boston Town Records, 1652. Ill 

inhabiting within this Town shall throw forth or lay any intralls of 
Least or Ibwles or garbidg or Carion or dead dogs or Catts or 
any other dead beast or stinkeing thing, in any hie way or dich 
or Common within this neck of land of Boston, but ar injoynened 
to bury all such things that soe they may prevent all anoN-anc 
unto any. Further it is ordered that noe person shall throw forth 
dust or dung or shreds of Cloth or lether or an}' tobacko stalks or 
any such things into the streats. 

Bro. Tho. Marshall hath given a hie way throwgh his grownd for 
to goe strait from the mill Bridg to the house of Sarjt. John Bar- 
rel! to be sixteen foot broad, to Continue a hie way unto the town 
for ever. 

This hie way next above written, at the request of Bro. Thomas 
Marshall, is relinquished again, and the town not to be Charged with 
the maintinance of it, this 31 : 11th mo., 1652. 

Tho. Sewell and his wif ar admited to live in the towne one the 
request of Ed. Flecher, Rich. Greedly, Jno. Parker, Miles Tarne, 
Richard Thayre, all of Boston : all of the above named persons 
ingag themselves joyntly and severally for to secur the Towne from 
all damag and Charg b}' intertaining of them. 

26th of 5th mo. 

At a metting of all the Seleekt men, Richard Waite is granted 
libertie to set up a porch befor his now dwelhng house, three foot 
into the streeat, and 6 foot broad, he payinge to the town tresurer 
six penc every twentie and fifth day of March, from henceforth 
and for ever. 

James Pitney is admited a Townsman. Theoder Adkinson doth 
bind himself in twentie pownds starling, to be paid unto the 
Town's Tresurer, on condition for to secur the Town harmless 
from all Charg that shall com by the said James Pitne}' or any of 
his famyly. 

Henry Mosly is Fined twentie shillings for not filling nor cover- 
inge of a seller which lieth open to the hie waye, to the hazard 
of the lives of Children. 

AVilliam Shattoke, a Shoemaker, is admited a to be a Townsman. 

[100.] It is Ordered that the seller which is digged partly in 
the grownd which Thomas Marshall, Bought of the Towne (which 
lyeth between the grownd of M"". Bellingham and the land of the 
said Thomas Marshall), and partly in the streate, shall be fild up 
soe farr as belongeth to the hie way, as the hie way rangeth from 
the seller which is now digged and stoned in the land of M'. Rich. 
Bellingham, to be left of the sam bredth along unto the hie waj', 
which turneth unto the mile by the house of Phillip Longe ; this 
was agreed one by the consent of Thomas Marshall, whoes the 
land whear the seller is digged in. 

Silvester Harbert is admited a townsman. 

9th of 6th. 

Att a genirale towne meeting one publik notis, M"". Powell is 
Chosen a Comissioner for to take a list of the persons which ar by 
law to be ratted by pole, and to Joyne with the Seleekt men in 
rating the persons and estats of the Inhabitants. 



112 City Document No. 46. 

Robert Feeld is admitted to keep a Cook's Shopp and to draw 
beare. 

William Corser is admited to keep a Cook's Shopp and to draw 
beare. 

30tli of 6th. 

At a metting of all the Seleckt men, Awgoston Liudon is ad- 
mited a townsman. 

Att the sam meetting, Jams Westmorland is admited a towns- 
man. 

At the sam meting M^ Ed. Hutchinson and Thomas Marshall, 
Liftt. James Johnson and Sarjt. Petter Oliver is apointed to vew 
the lands at Muddy river, for the laying out of a hie way into the 
marsh, and to make a return thearof the next town metting. 

[103.*] 5th: 8th mo., [1652.] 

Att a Townef meting of M^ Willm. Branton, Capt. Thomas 
Clarke, Thomas Marshall and Thomas Savage. 

William Whitwell is admitted to keep a Vicktualing house and 
to draw beere for one yeare. 

Martin Stebbin is admitted to keep a Vicktualing house and to 
draw beere for one year. 

Sarjt. Robert Turner is alowed to have his new house to jet out 
farther into the streat (then his old house now standeth) as it is 
now set up ; he is to pay unto the Towne Tresurer the sum of 
two shillings, six penc, per the year, to be paid ever}' twentie and 
seaventh day of September from this present day for ever. 

21st of the 8th mo. 

Att a genirall Meeting of the fremen one due warning, for to 
Chuse seaven freemen for to be Comissioners, thear wear Chosen, 
Capt. John Leverit, Capt. William Tyng, Thomas Savage, M^ 
Nathaniel Duncom, M"". Ed. Tyng, Capt. Tho. Clarke, M^ Anthony 
Stoddard. 

Att the sam meetting thear was Chosen, M^ Ed. Hutchinson, 
Capt. Robert Keyn, for to draw up and present a petition to the 
Genirale Court. 

29th : 9th mo. 

Att a meeting of all the seleckt men, Thomas Blighe is admited a 
Townsman, he carying himself without Scandall. 

M''. Thomas Browghton hath libertie to wharf befor his grownd 
which heth at the Ferry towards Charlstown, provided he wharf 
within one year and a day. 

Goodwif Howine hath three pownds ordered to be pnid to 
deackon Trusdale for her use, according to her desire, which three 
pownds is in pt of a Cow due to her Irom the towne. 

Goodman Arnal is fyned five shillings for throwing dung and 
filth into the street. 

* There is no page 101 in the original. 

t Evidently the word "Town" is superfluous. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1652-3. 113 

Sarjt, "William Cotton is fyned five shillings for throwing filth 
and dnng into the street. 

Those whoe have been at Charge for the pavinge of the lane 
wliieh goeth from the Cove at M''. Ilamberyes north west to the 
house of Robt. Bradford, ar alowed fortie shillings towards theyr 
Charg, to be paid by the Constable. 

13 of 10, [1652.] 

Att a towne meettiug one publik notice, M''. Jno. Coggan, M''. 
Jno. Newgat, and M'^. Samll. Cole wear Chosen for to receive the 
severall Sums of mony which any in this Towne will underwrit 
towards the mayntinanc of the president and fellowes or pore 
SeoUers of Hervert Colledge. 

M^ Edward Hutchinson is the sam day Chosen Gentleman of the 
great Artiler}' of Boston. 

[103.] 27:10:1652. 

Att a metting of all the Seleckt men, William Inglish is admitted 
a Townsman. 

Richard Taylor hath liberty to set a shop at the sowth end of 
INlrs. Hambros house, to be removed on the select mens order. 

31, 11 mo. 

At a metting of Capt. Tho. Clarke, Ensign Ed. Hutchinson, 
Ensign Jerym}- Howchin, and Tho: Savage, and Tho: Marshall. 
William Ware is admitted a townsman. 

28th of 12th. 

Att a metting of all the Seleckt men, William Gilford, Brike- 
layer, is admited a Townsman. 

M^ Rich. Bellingham ingageth to secur the town from all dam- 
mag by Receiving of hime for one whole 3'eare. 

Goodman Watters is to remove his Fence which is set up crose 
the old hie way which goeth from Tho. Hawkins' howse over the 
littell bridg behind the waiter mile to the Ferry to Charlestown, 
before the seaventh of March next, one the penalty of twentie 
shillings. 

William Foxery is admitted a Townsman. 

M"^. Pighogg, a Chururgeon, is admitted a Townsman. 

Francis Hudson hath libertie granted unto him to wharfe Befor 
his own ground near the Ferry at Charlstown. He is inioyned to 
leave a suffitient hie way of a rod and half broad betwixt his house 
and the syd of wharfe, provided alsoe that he do wharf within one 
yeare. 

Jno. Lewes is fyned 5s. for Intertaining of Francis Burges 
without libertie of the seleckt men. 

Good" Watters is fyned tenn shillings for Intertaining of Roger 
Sowers without libertie form the seleckt men. 

14th of 1 mo., 52-53. 

Att a generale Towne meeting on publike warning thear was 
Chosen deputies for the generale Courte : Capt. John Leveret and 
Capt. Thomas Clarke. 



114 City DocmiENX No. 46. 

Thear is chosen for Seleckt men : Ensign Edward Ilntchinson, 
Ensign Jeryni}^ Howchinc, Leiuett Jams Oliver, Thomas Mar- 
shall, M^ William Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole, Cornet Peeter 
Oliver. 

Thear is chosen for Comissioner to Cary in the Voats for 
Majestrats : M^ Nathll. Dunkom. 

Thear is chosen Coustabls : for this towne, M^ Joseph Rocke, 
Henry Bridgham, Bartholmew Chevars, William Wenborne. 

For Constabl at Romly Marsh : John Doelittell. 

For Constabl at Muddy Eiver : Peeter Ashpinall. 

And for Clarkes of the market : Thomas Buttalls and Corporall 
Henry Pownding. 

And for Seallers of Leather : William Corser and Robt. Reade. 

And for Surveyors of High wayes : Mathew Barnes, Richard 
Benit, Thomas Wiburne. 

And for Surveyor at Rumlj^ Marsh : James Pemerton. 

And for Packers of flesh and fish : Sarjt. John Barrell. 

And William Dinsdall and Isack Collimore is Chosen to look to 
Cariages and Wheels of the great artiUry, and to be payd by 
the seleckt men. 

■ [104.] Thear was granted unto Isack Collimoor a smale piece 
of grownd lying at the Northwest end of Mackallin Knight's 
grownd, towards the howse of M"". Howchins, which is for to sett 
hime a house one, it is to be layd out by the Sellect men. 

The Comissioners for the Town, and the seleckt men, are de- 
sired to draw up instrucktious for the deputies against the Generall 
Corte they or any five of them ar to doe it. 

Ensign Josh. Scotto, Ensign Robt. Scott, M^ Belcher, Edward 
Flechar, and Sargt. Nathll. Williams ar desired to draw up In- 
strucktious for the Townsmen to ackt b}', to be an adition to what 
Instrucktions they alredy have. 

iNP. Hezekiah Usher is Chosen Tresui'er for what is Contributed 
within this towne to repaj'r the greate Artilery and fortifiecasyon. 

It is Ordered then that thear shall be a ladder or bidders to every 
house within this Towne that shall rech to the ridg of the house, 
which every houshowlder shall provid for his house by the last day 
of the third mo. next, one the penaltie of six shillings, eight penc, 
for every on that shall not by the day aforesaid be provided of 
such ladders, and to forfit the aforsaid sum of six shillings, 8d. 
for every mo'th that the}' shall be soe wanting after the aforsaid 
last of the 3d mo. 

It is Ordered that every howseholder shall provid a pole of above 
12 foot long, with a good large swob at the end of it, to rech the 
rofe of his house to quench fire in case of such danger, this to be 
provided by the last of the next 3d mo., on the penaltie of twelve 
peuc forfit for everyone that then shall be found defecktive, and 
to forfit twelve peuc per month soe long as the}' be so defecktive 
after the aforsaid last day of the 3d mo'th. 

It is Ordered that the seleckt men shall forthwith provide six 
good and long ladders for the Towne's use, which shall hang at the 
outsyd of the metting house, thenr to be redy in Case of tier, thes 
ladders to be branded with the town marke. 



Boston Town Records, 1653. 115 

It is Ordered that whoesoever shall take awa}- any of thes lad- 
ders, excepting in Case of fire, shall forfit to the town Tresury 
tweutie shillings. 

It is Ordered that fower good strong Iron Crooks, with Chaines 
and rops fitted to them, and thes Crooks fastned on a good strong 
poie be forthwith provided b}' the seleckt men, which shall hang 
at the syd of the meeting house, thear to be ready in Case of fier. 

It is Ordered that the Charge was ocasyoned by the devidinge of 
the millitary Company of this Towne shall be paj'd out of the 
Town's Tresurey. 

[105.] It is Ordered that noe howse shall be pulled downe in 
case of fier l\y any men, without the consent of the major part of 
the majestrats and Commissioners and seleckt men of this town 
that ar present thear at the sam time of the fier ; and that noe 
person whoes house shall be so pulled down within this Towne 
shall have or recover any satisfaktion b}' lawe for any house soe 
pulled downe. 

William Franklin and ne3'ghbors about his howse is granted lib- 
erty to make a sistern of 12 foot or greater, if they see cause, at 
the pompe which standeth in the hie way neare to the Stats armes 
Tavern, for to howld watter for to be helpfull, in Case of fier, 
unto the towne. He is to make it safe from any danger of 
Childeren. 

The Seleckt men ar to provid a bellman for to goe about the 
towne in the night from tenn unto five a Cloke in the morning at 
such times in Winter as thear is noe wach kept in the towne. 

M"". William Ilibbins is granted a small peece of ground at the 
outsid of his fram, which now standeth at the North syd of his 
grownd, for to sett a pale a littell without his own grownd soe as 
the watter Corse be not stopped nor hindered nor the Towne from 
the use of it, the seleckt men ar for to apoint and set out how far 
he shall set his pale, soe as other neyghbours thear be not prejudised 
thear b3\ 

The 28th: 1: 53. 

Att a meting this daye of M^ Wm. Brenton, Samuel Cole, Capt. 
James Oliver, Ed. Huchinson, M". Jeramyah Houchin, Cornet 
Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. -, 

It is ordered that Maclin Knight, of Boston, and Nathaniell 
Willson, of Muddy River, are Chosen overseers for the Fence at 
Muddy River, according to Lawe provided in that Case. 

Thomas Rider is fined twentye shillings for breach of Towne 
order in taking John Lightfoot as inmate. 

William Franklin and Joshua Scotto is fined twenty shillings 
for deficyencye of the Bridge over the mill stream near John Bate- 
mans house and want of safe passage there. 

It is ordered that the same order as touching hoggs, which was 
made for the last yeare, shall Contynue in force for this yeare next 
ensuinge. 

The 4th of the 2d mo., 1653. 

Joseph Rock was fined twentye shillings for refusing to accept 
of the ofl3ce of a Constable, being legally chosen thereunto. 



116 City Document No. 46. 

[106.] The 4tli of the 2 mo., 1G53. 

At a generall meting upon publike notyce, Joseph Rock was 
Chosen Constable, for the j-eare ensuing. 

There is granted unto Maelvlin Knight a parcell of land at the 
end of his house, thirty e foot at the north end thereof, in Lew of 
that at the South end of his house, which the Towne hath granted 
unto Isack Cullamore. 

The 18th: 2 : 53. 

At a general meeting, Joseph Rock is fined 20s. for refusing to 
accept of the Constables office, being legally called thereto. 

Joseph Rock is Chosen Constable for the yeare ensuing. 

Joseph Rock is fined 20s. for refusing to accept the Constables 
oflflce, being Legally Chosen therto. 

The 25th 2 : 53. 

At a meeting this daj^e of M"". William Breuton, M'". Samuell 
Cole, Capt. left. James Oliver, Jeremyah Houchin, Peeter Oliver, 
Tho. Marshall, and Ed. Hutchinson. 

It is ordered that Tho. Olcott shall keepe the Cowes which 
goe on the Comon upon this neck of Land, and to have 2.s. Gd. per 
head for every Cowe that goes there, and he to pa3'e for the wintring 
of the bull, which he ingageth to doe, and to l)egin the second of 
the od month, and to keepe them till the 2Uth of the Sth mo. 

M''. Simon Ayres is fined tenn shillings for his Chimney being 
on fire. Contrary to an order made for prevent3'en thereof. 

The 30th: 3d mo., 1653. 

At a meeting this daye of M'. Samuell Cole, M"". Jeremyah 
Houchin, M"". James Oliver, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

David Hichbone is fined twenty shillings for receving James 
Robinson into his house as inmate, Contrary to a towne order, 
which fine was Remitted upon his acknowledgment and his sor- 
rowe for the same. 

[107.] Robert Sanders is Admitted to be an inhabitant of this 
towne. 

M''. Tho Ruck is allowed to retayle strong water. 

27th: 4: 53. 

Att a meeting this Daye off M''. "Wm. Brenton, Mr. Samuell Cole, 
M^ James Oliver, M"". Jeremy Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho 
Marshall. 

Thomas Alcott is Chosen to oversee the Comon, and to im- 
pound such Cattell as Contrary to order he shall finde to goe 
thereupon. 

Roger Else is Admitted an inhabitant of this towne. 

It is oixlered that fourt^^ shillings shall be payd unto Mr. Robtt 
Woodmancye as part of his repay res of his house. 

Foras much as sad events have bene by fire when it breaketh out 
bej'ond its due bounds. To the Damage and losse nott only of 
estate but life also, for preventyon whereof it is hereby ordered 
that noe fire shall be kindled within three rod of anye ware house 



Boston Town Records, 1653. 117 

or wharfe or wood pile or any other Combusteble matter subiect to 
fire, nor shall anyc keepe fire in anj'e vessell lying in anye Dock, or 
to anye wharfe after nine of the Clock at night or before five of the 
Clock in the morning, in penalty of every offence tenn shillings, 
the one halfe to the Towne, the other halfe to the party Com- 
playning ; this order to take place the First daye of the 5th 
month, 1653. 

The 28th, 6th, 1653. 

At a meeting this daye of M^ Saranell Cole, M'. William Breu- 
ton, M^ James Oliver, M^ Jeremy Houchin, M"". Edward Huch- 
inson, Peeter Oliver, and Thomas Marshall. 

It is ordered and agreed upon that whearas Richard Cooke and 
the select men of the towne agreed for a parcell of Land, being 
part of the Land belonging to the schoole house, the 29th [ 108.] 
of the 1st mo., 52, it is now further ordered and agreed that 
whearas the sayd Rich. Cooke was, in the former order, to paye 
thirtj-e shiUings per annem, he shall nowe paye l^utt twentye shil- 
lings per annem, and he stand to all Charge of Fencing for ever ; 
the sayd rent to be payd into the hands of the Townes Ti-easurer 
quarterly upon demand. 

It is ordered that M"". Foot shall Fence his seller from the high 
waye neare to the bridge over the mill-stream soe as the high way 
ma}' be without Danger betwixt this, the seaventh daj'e of the 
seaventh mo., in penalty of twenty shillings for defect hereof. 

The 26tb of the 7th, 53. 

Att a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole, M^ James Oliver, 
M'. Jeremy Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

The 26th, 8th mo., 53. 

Att a meeting this daj'e of M\ Samuell Cole, M"". James Oliver, 
M^ Jeremy Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Gwalter Senett hath Liberty granted to digg a Cove in the 
Marshe neare M"". Ransfords to Lxy his boate in. 

The 26th of the 10th moneth, 1653. 

At a meting this daye of M"'. AVillm. Brenton, M^ Samuel Cole, 
M''. Edward Huchinson, M^ James Oliver, M^ Jeremyah Houchin, 
M^ Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Joshua Scotto and AVilliam Franklin have liberty from the select 
men to alter the drawe bridge, whereas it is made [to] rise in one 
Leafe, and, by reason thereof, heavy and dangerus, to make it to 
rise in two leaves : provided they make it as suffitj'ent as when the 
towns men First accepted it, to the acceptance of the salect men, 
and soe to keepe [109.] it from time to time in suffityent repayr. 
And have Liberty also to Levell, rayse or fall the Bridge as they 
see occasyon, provided they make good the high wa3'es and soe 
keepe it in repa3'r from time to time ; this order having refcrrence 
to the origynall grant unto Henry Simons, George Burden, John 
Button, John Hill and partners. 



118 City Document No. 46. 

The 30th, 11, 53. 

Att a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole, M''. WiUm. Bren- 
tou, M'. Edward Huchinson, M''. James Oliver, M'". Jeremy 
Ilouchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

It is hereby ordered that every inhabitant within the towne of 
Boston shall make np, and soe keep in suffytyent repayr, all their 
fences betwixt neighbour and neighbour, as well in garden as in 
all other out fences, betwixt this and the 2.jth of the first month 
next, in penalty of Five shillings per rod for every rod defectyve. 

It is ordered that Alexander Beck and Edward Devotyon shall 
oversee the fences at Muddy river, and give warning to the owners 
of the severall fences that they be made suffytyent betwixt this 
and the 25th of the first mo., and soe kept in suff3-tyent repayr 
fi'om time to time according to order as in that case is provided. 

Simon Rogers and Robtt. Read hath ingaged to serve the towne as 
Bellmen, to goe up and downe throughout the towne by the space of 
five bowers in the night, beginning at eleaven, and soe to Contynue 
till foure, and to have twentye shillings by the week for their Labour. 

The 12th: 1: 53 or 54. 

At a meeting this daye upon publike notice was Chosen for 
Townesmen : M^ Wm. Brenton, M"^. William Davis, M^ Jeremyah 
Houchin, M"". James Oliver, M"". Samuel Cole, M"". Peeter Oliver, 
and Tho. Marshall. 

Chosen for Deputyes : Capt. Thomas Clarke and Capt. Thomas 
Savage. 

Chosen for Constables : Habacuck GloA^er, Tho. Mattson, 
Farnham, and Thomas Wibourne. 

Chosen for a Constable at Rumney Marshe : William Hearsay. 
For Muddy River : Garrett Bourne. 

Chosen for Surveyors : Richard Crichley, Hough Drm-y, 

Goose, and Nathiell. Adams ; and for Rumney Marsh was chosen 
Thomas Stocker. 

Chosen for Clarkes of the markett : Joseph Rock, and Thomas 
Robtts. 

Chosen for Leather sealers : William Courser, and Robt. Reed. 

[109.*] Chosen for Searchers and packers of Flesh and Fish: 
William Dinsdayle and John Barrell. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke and Capt. Tho. Savage are desired to returne 
the towne's answer to the Comissyoners of the Colledge about the 
mone3's to be gathered for the same. 

It is ordered that none shall burne Lime, or boyle anye bluber or 
anye other thing which may be an3'e anoj'ance to the towne, but at 
the directyon and appoyntment of the select men, who have hereby 
power to appoynt such places as ma}' be without anoyance. 

The select men have power and liberty hereby to agree with Joseph 
Jynks for Ingins to Carry water in Case of fire, if they see Cause 
soe to doe. 

The 27th 1 : 1654. 

At a meeting this daye of M^ Wm. Brenton, M"'. Wm. Davis, 
M^ Samuell Cole, M'. Peeter Oliver, and Thomas Marshall. 

• Two pages are numbered 109. 



Boston Town Records, 1654. 119 

M'. Wm. Davis, and M"". Peeter Oliver, John White, and Pccter 
Aspinwall are Chosen to Jo^-n with Cambridge to lay out a hie 
waye through muddy river to Cambridge. 

M"". Samuell Cole was Chosen sealer for waights and measures. 

M'". Thomas Braughton his grant of liberty to Wharfe or make a 
barrocado before his land at Center haven is Gontynued. 

M^ William Davis is Chosen Treasurer for the Towne, for the 
3'eare en sewing. 

Thomas Marshall was Chosen Recorder for the Towne, for the 
3-eare ensuing. 

M"'. James Oliver and Robtt Turner are appoynted to run the 
line betwixt Cambridge and Rocksbur}', and tlie towne of Boston 
in perambulatyon. 

Capt. Robt. Kayne and John Touthill are Chosen to run the line 
betwixt Boston, Charlstowne, and Linn in perambulatyon. 

[110.] The same order which was made about hoggs for the 
year 52, is to be in force for this yeare, next insuing. 

The 24, 2 mo. 54. 

At a meeting this Day of M^ Samuell Cole, M"". James Oliver, 
M''. Wra. Davis, M^ Peeter Oliver, M"". Jeremj^ah Houchin, and 
Thomas Marshall. 

It is ordered that Thomas Olcott shall kepe theCowes this yeare, 
ensuing and shall have two shillings per head for every Cow that goes 
upon the Comon, and sixe pence per head for the hire of two bulls, 
which he iiath hereby power to gather upon every Cowe. 

It is ordered that none shall gather anye Dung on the Common, 
nor Carrye an^-e of from the Common, in penality of every barrow 
full of Dung soe taken awaye to forfeit tenn shillings. 

It is ordered that the pound keeper shall have for his fees for 
pounding of one horse, 4cZ. ; and for moi'e than one to the number of 
sixe, 3d. per head ; and for Cattell M. per head to the number of 
6 and above sixe at 2d. per head ; and for sheepe for every head a 
penn3'e to the number of tvvent3-e ; and if above twent3'e, for every 
head a halfepennj'c. 

The 28: 4 mo., 54 

The towne hath Covenanted with William Ireland and Aron 
Wa^'e to make good the hie waye as it is now layd out b}' the 
towne of Lin, leading from Lin to Wenesemett, vids : that part 
which is newh' layd out, part in M^ Nugates, and part in their 
owne land, the}' are to make and mayntayn it for seaven yeares in 
suffytyent repayr, for which the towne is to give them five pound. 

William Bruff is admitted as an Inhabytant, William Wenbourne 
standing bound to the towne that ha shall nott be Chargeable thereto. 

Forasmuch as Complaynt hath bene made by severall persons 
(that the high wa}* at Rumney marsh, which is layd out for the 
private use of the farmes, to lead unto the landing place by M"". New- 
gates), that severall persons have refused to be at Cliarge of Re- 
payre thereof, though such as have benefitt by the use of it. [111.] 
It is therefore hereby- ordered that the inhabitants of Rumney IMarsh 
that shall make use of the fore mentj'oned high wa}', shall, accord- 



120 City Document No. 46. 

ing to proportvon Contribute to the mayntenance thereof; and in 
Case auj^e shall refuse soe to doe, the resedue have hereby power to 
debarre them of passage through the sayd waye. 

M''. Dean Winthorp and Amos Richardson, on the behalfe, and 
as Agents unto M''. Steaven Winthorp, doe laye out a high waye 
through the marsh from Henry Bridgliam's house to Beniamin 
Ward's wharfe, soe farr as their ground goeth, and where their 
ground ends, the town granteth the residue of the waye through 
the marsh which belongs to the Towne, the street to runn in a line, 
as it is now staked and marked. 

Richartl Norton is fined for receiving George Palmer into the 
towne, contrary to order in that case, the which fine the said 
Palmer engages to pay. 

31th: 5: 54. 

At a meting this daye of M'. Wm. Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole, 
M"". Jeremy Houchin, M^ James Oliver, M"". Wm. Davis, M''. 
Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Tho. Smith is received as an Inhabitant. 

Mrs. Bridgett Sandford is admitted an Inhabitant. 

Mr. Hezekyah Usher aad Tho. Clarke, shop keeper, was Chosen 
for to Collect the severall summs subscribed for the Use of the 
Colledge by the select men. 

Thomas Hawkins is to paye two shillings, sixe, for the use of the 
Lane that leads to the mill Cove (b}' the yeare) and hath hereb}' 
liberty to fence it in soe long as the towne sees good to lett him 
make use of it. 

This Lane is recorded, folio 10, to be A rod and half broad. 

[113.] 28th: 6th mo., 1654. 

Att a meeting this daye of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole, 
M^ Wm. Davis, J\P. Jeremy Houchin, M'. Peeter Oliver, M^ 
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Itt is ordered that upon the seenryty of Hugh Willms, Mary 
Hayle is admitted to reside with us, the said Willms ingaging 
that she shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that Mathew Barnes shall remove the pales at the 
Corner of the mill, and remove his wood that lyes upon the high 
waye before the first of the seaventh mo. in penalty of twentye 
shillings. 

At a meeting the 25th : 7th mo., 54, of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ 
Samuell Cole, M'. Wm. Davis, M^ Jeremy Houchin, M^ Peeter 
Oliver, M^ James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

M'. Wm. Davis, M^ Jeremy Houchin, and M^ Peeter Oliver are 
Chosen to veiw the land at the end of the house that was George 
Bennitts, and determine whether it be the towns land or belonging 
to the sayd house. 

Simon Rogers is Chosen for bellman, to begin the first of Oct. 
and soe to Contynue till the first of the third mo. next. 

Edward Grcneclif is admitted as an Inhabitant. 

INIr. John Floyd is hereby fined five shillings for Receveing Mrs. 
Pacey into his house as inmate. 



Boston Town Records, 1654. 121 

Farnham is fined five shillings for Eeeeveing goodman 

Wales into his house as inmate. 

Joseph JSwett is admitted an inhabitant. 

It is ordered that anye that shall take anye earth out of the Lane 
that leads from Theoder Atkinsons house to Rich Gridleys shall 
bring two load of Gravell for ever}' load of earth soe Carr3'ed 
avvaye ; upon penalty of every load of earth soe taken, and nott 
two load of Gravell returned, topaye five shilhngs. 

[113.] At 31st: 8 mo., 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole, M'. Jeremy 
Houchin, ]\F. James OUver, M^ Wm. Davis, M'". Peeter Oliver, 
and Tho. Marshall. 

Richard Green is admitted as an Inhabitant, Jasper Rawlins hav- 
ing Ingaged that he shall nott be anye Charge to the town, and doth 
hereby secure the towne thereof. 

28 : 9th : 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole, INP. Wllm. Brenton, 
M"". Jerem}' Houchin, M''. James Oliver, M"". Peeter OUver, Mr. 
Wm. Davis, and Tho. Marshall. 

Edward Devotyon is Chosen Constable for Muddy River in the 
roome of Jaratt Bourne. 

Robtt Brooks is admitted an inhabitant of this town. 

25th: 10:54. 

Att a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole. M'". Wm. Brenton, 
M'. Wm. Davis, M'. Jeremy Houchin, M"". Peeter Oliver, M"". 
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Itt is ordered that itf anye Chimney shall be fired soe as to 
Flame out att the topp the owner thereof shall paye unto the towns 
treasurer, for the use of the towne, the sum of five shillings, and 
the order made about Chimneys the 24th: 9th: 51, is hereb}^ 
repealed. 

Itt is ordered that the bridge that leades over the mill stream 
neare to John Batemans house shall be mended up soe as people 
may passe safehe over without danger, by the owners thereof 
within a weeke, in penalty of twenty shillings, the 25th: 10th 
mo., 54. 

Itt is ordered that the Souliers that was pressed for the expedityou 
agaynst Ninicraft to be in a Readynesse att two hours warninge, 
and soe taken of from their owne occasyons, being billited in 
severall houses by the Counsell, the Charges shall be allowed to 
as many as require it, what is necessary'. 

29th: 11: 54. 

Att a meeting this daye of M^ AVm. Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole, 
M^ Jereni}' Houchin, and, M"". Wm. Davis, M"". Peeter Oliver and 
M''. James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

[114.] The Treasurer is to paye to severall persons (vid : 
unto Wm. Hudson, Evan Thomas, Wm. Blanton, and Nicolas 
Upshall) the sum of seaventene pound, fiftene shill : for the 



122 City Document No. 46. 

billiting of 32 souliers, being impressed for the expedityon agaynst 
!Ninicraft. 

Mathew lans is approved of to keep a house of publique enter- 
tayument for the j^eare ensuinge. 

Itt is ordered that noe man shall take and Carrye awaye anie of 
the towns ladders from eather of the meeting howses, except in 
Case of fire ; in penaltye of five shillings for ever}' ladder Carryed 
away Contrary to this order. 
^ Itt is ordered that M^ Samuel Cole, M'. Jeremyah Houehin, and 
Tho. Marshall shall vewe the land that was granted unto Tho. 
Munt, whether it be a mete Competency for the land that the 
towne makes use of his for a hie waye neare unto M^ Farnesids 
house. 

The like order and penalty as for the ladders, soe for the buc- 
cetts. 

John Sumner is admitted as an inhabitant. 

The 26 : 12 : 54. 

Att a meting this Daye of M^ Samuell Cole, M^ Willm. Brenton, 
M'. Jeremyah Houehin, M'. Wm. Davis, J\r. Peeter Oliver, M". 
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Upon the desire of our sister Baxter (that her husband being 
Taken at sea and lost what he had in the j'eare 1653, his rate being 
fifteene shillings) was Remitted. 

Tho. Hill is Admitted to be an inhabittant. 

John Mosse, Taylor, is Admitted to be an inhabitant. 

Itt is this daye ordered that there shall be a distresse leveyed 
upon the land the which was John Shawes, bucher, for the Rent 
which is behind due to the Towne upon the Dock Caled Bendalls 
Dock. 

Whereas upon occasyon of fire the buccettswere taken and made 
use of, and severall of them nott yett returned, it is hereby ordered 
that whoever hath anie of the saydbuccetts shall forth with returne 
them in penalty of tenn shillings for every buccett nott, returned 
with tenn dayes. 

[115.] The 12th: 1 mo.: 54-55. 

Att a meeting this Day upon publique notis from house to house, 
was Chosen for select men, M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Samtiell Cole, 
M"". Wm. Davis, M^ Peeter Oliver, M^ James Oliver, M'. Wm. 
Paddey, and Tho. Marshall. 

For Constables, Bro. Shrimptou, Joseph Rock, John Webb, 
Heugh Drurye. Bro. Shrimptou refusing. Rich. HoUidge was 
Chosen for Constable. 

For Muddy River, John White ; For Rumney Marsh, Simon 
Bird, as Constables. 

Bro. M'. Henr}- Shrimpton was fined five pound for refusing the 
Constables oflSce, being leagally chosen thereto.' 

For Surveyers, Nathaniel Adams, Richard Crichle^', Goose the 
Carter, and Sam. Sendall ; and Edward Weeden for Rumney 
Marsh. 

For Clarks of the Markett, Wm. Cotten, Heugh Williams, 
Theodar Atkinson. 



Boston Town Records, 1G55. 123 

For Searchers and Sealers of Leather, WiUm. Courser and 
Eobt. Reed. 

For Searchers and packers of flesh and fish, James Mattoik, 
senior, and Wm. Dinsdayle. 

For Corders of Wood, Tho. Leader, Rich. Tayler, Anthony 
Harker, Rich. Greeme, 

30 : 1 : 1655. 

Att a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Brenton, M'. Wm. Paddy, 
Capt. James Olliver, Cornett Peter Olliver, M"". Sam. Cole, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Davis was chosen Treasurer and recorder. 

M'. Peter Olliver was chosen sealer of weights and measures. 

Capt. James Oliver, L. Robt. Turner, John Hull, Jacob EHott, 
Peter Olliver, and John White are chosen to run the line betweene 
Cambridge and Boston, and Roxbury and Boston att Muddy river. 

Capt. Robt. Keayne, M"". Ed. Hutchinson, John Tuttill, Juo. 
Dolitle and Tho. Stocker are chosen to run the line betweene Lyn 
and Boston, and Charlestowne and Boston. 

[116.] Itt is ordered that 20s. shall bee allowed M". Rich- 
ards for her rate in the year 54. 

Tho. Alcock* chosen Cow keeper for this yeare, and shall have 
2s. 6rf. a head for ever}- Cow ; as also to be pounder. 

Itt is ordered that the order aboutt swine, in p. 97, shall stand in 
force for this yeare ensuing ; goodman Leader, senior, to j'oke and 
ring. 

Itt is ordered that the sheepe kept on the neck shall nott goe 
abroad withoutt a keeper after the first of the 2d moneth next, 
upon the penalty mentioned in p. 110. 

Thomas Jones is admitted an inhabitant, and Robert Sanderson 
bound to secure the towne from charges that may arise by him. 

Alexander Beck and Ralph Roote are authorized to oversee the 
ordering of the fence in the comon feild att Muddy river, and 
have power to choose outt of the proprietors meete men to attend 
that worke from time to time. 

Itt is ordered that no ram shall goe upon the neck after the 10th 
of June next, nor bee putt upon the neck till the first of Novem- 
ber, upon the penalty of 20.s. for everj' ram so continued or putt 
on, either by butchers or others. 

And itt is further ordered that no butcher shall putt any sheepe 
upon the Comon upon the penalty of five shillings for every sheepe, 
the one halfe to the pounder the other halfe to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that M"". Shrimptons fine of five pounds, for not 
serving in the place of a Constable this 3'care, shall be leavied. 

The debt demanded by the administrators of Major Edward 
Gibbonnes, deceased, was referred (by the towne att the last pub- 
lick townes meeting) to the present select men, together with the 
help of the ancient townes men to be issued with the said Admin- 
istrators. 

Itt is ordered that Wm. Blantan shall pay sixe shillings per 
annum for ever every first dsLy of the seaventh moneth from this 

* The name of Wm. Wiseman was fii-st written here, and then stricken out. 



124 City Docuiment No. 46. 

time forward, in consideration of a parcell of land sould him for 
the scbooles use. 

Itt is ordered that whosoever shall cut, hack or hew any of the 
trees planted in the neck shall pay for ever}^ tree so spoyled twenty 
shillings, the one halfe to the informer, the other to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that the draw-bridg over the mill streame shall bee 
repayred and made secure for the safet}' of passengers by the 14th 
of the 2d mo. next, upon penalty of 20s., and upon further neglect 
206-. for ever}' weeke. 

[117 . ] For as much as many complaints of greatt danger by 
a well of Robt. Nannyes, itt is therefore ordered that the said well 
shall bee made up secure by the Gth of the next mo. , upon penalty of 
twenty shillings, and for every weeke afterwards 20s., and hee is to 
secure his sellar in the streete upon the said penalt}'. 

Itt is ordered that the ten pounds left by legacy to the use of 
the schoole of Boston by mis. Hudson, deceased, shall bee lett 
to Capt. James OUiver for sixteen shillings per annum, so long as 
hee pleases to improve itt, the which he is to pay in wheate, pease 
and Indian to the Townes Treasurer every first of the 1 mo., 
beginning in March 54-55, and upon his delivery of the principall 
to the townes Treasurer, itt shall bee paid in corne as aforemen- 
tioned. 

16: 2: 55. 

Att a meeting upon publick notice, Itt is ordered that the right 
of comonage shall bee forthwith laid outt to the Comoners accoid- 
ing to their several proportions by the select men acording to the 
order in (46), and to take the names of such as shall be reputed 
comoners. 

27: 2: 55. 

Att a meeting this day of W. Wm. Brenton, M''. "Wm. Paddy, 
M"". James Olliver, M^ Sam. Cole, Peter Ollivcr, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the guns in the markett place shall be 
trimmed upp against the court of election annually, att the townes 
charge. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Leader, senior, shall be impowred to 
seize all forfeitures that shall arise by swine nott being j'oaked 
and ringed according to the order in that case ; the one halfe to the 
townes use, the other halfe to the said Leader. 

John Birchall is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that the Constable shall distrayne upon the land 
in the possession of M^ Symon Lynde, or any goods now upon 
itt, to the value of fourty shilhngs due to the towne for foure years 
rent. 

Mis. Pacy is admitted an inhabitant, provided M"". Bradstreet or 
John Johnson and Wm. Parkes of Roxbury give security to save 
the towne from all charges that may arise by her. 

Itt is ordered that the wife of Xofer* Piggott shall bee forth 
with sent to Muddy river to her husband by the constable. 

*The usual abbreviation of Christopher. 



Boston Town Records, 1655. 125 

Itt is ordered that the Constable, shall distra3'ne upon Deare 
Hand for the rent that is due to the towne to the first of March 
last past. 

[118.] Itt is ordered that no dry Cattell or calves shall goe 
upon the neck, upon the penalt}^ of sixe pence a day for every beast 
so putt on, as also that no horses or mares shall bee putt on the 
neck on the penalty of twelve pence a day or night for ever}' horse 
or mare, and itt shall bee lawful for the cowkeeper to impound 
the said Cattell and leavy the said fines, the one halfe to him- 
selfe, the other to the towne ; this order to take place the 16th of 
the fourth month. 

28: 3: 1655. 

Att a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Brenton, W. Sam. Cole, 
M'. Wm. Paddy, Capt. James Olliver, M^ Peter Olliver, and Wm. 
Davis. 

Whereas, the last running of the head line att mudd}- river be- 
tweene Boston and Cambridg was nott determined to mutuall sat- 
isfaction, itt is now agreed that the line shall bee run againe 
betweene us, and the issue of the case to bee in the determination 
of Leiut. Fisher and those sent by the towne, with M"'. Jackson 
for Cambridge, which shall bee done with convenient speed. 

It is ordered that James Bill shall be prohibited selling any more 
wood att Deare Hand, itt being conceived that whatt wood is left 
is butt convenient for a farme, which is to bee left according to 
lease. 

Richard Otis, Smith, is admitted an inhabitant, provided bee give 
securit}^ to free the towne from charge. 

The account of M"". Glover and the other Constables for the last 
3'eare was received ia, vizt. for a Country' rate and a towne rate to 
the sum of three hundred eightj^-seven pounds, nine shillings, five 
pence, of which sums they are dischai-ged as per their account. 

25: 4: 55. 

Att a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Brenton, M'. Sam. Cole, 
M"". Wm. Padd}', Capt. James Olliver, M"". Peter Olliver, and Wm. 
Davis. 

Whereas a considerable part of the rent due to the use of the 
schoole for Long Hand and Spectacle Hand is nott brought in by 
the renters of the land according to the contract with the towne, 
Itt is therefoi-e ordered that the present renters shall within ten 
dayes after the date hereof come in and cleare their severall pa}-- 
ments due for the said land, to the towne's treasurer upon the for- 
feiture of the said lands as b}' former agreement, to bee entered 
upon by the said treasurer by warrant under his hand to the Con- 
stable. 

Itt is further ordered that whereas severall of the lands att the 
aforesaid Hands are sold and changed from one to another that so 
itt can nott bee knowne who are in arrears for the land — 

[119.] It is therefore ordered that all such as claime an}' title 
to that land or any part thereof as renters, shall yearel}' come in 
tind declare themselves to bee renters, upon the first second day of 
the eleventh month, upon the poenalty of payment of twelve pence 



126 City Document No. 46. 

an acre for every acre so rented, for which the treasurer for the 
present jeare shall lea\y b}' warrant to the Constable, under his 
hand from time to time. 

Itt is ordered that Tho: Alcock shall allow three pence a head to 
the treasurer of the towne for every cow kept on the Comon towards 
the wintering of the Bull. 

30: 5: 55. 

Att a meeting of M'. Wm. Brenton, M'. Wm. Paddy, M'. Sam. 
Cole, Capt. James Olliver, M^ Peter OUiver, and Wm. Davis. 

Martin Stebbin hath liberty, upon his good behavior, to sell 
beare for one yeare. 

Christopher Avery is admitted an inhabitant. 

Mathew Barnes, upon complaint of the defect of the Bridg at 
the mill doore, is ordered to repay re the sayd bridge sufficiently 
for horse and foote within fowre dayes on the poenalty of twenty 
shillings. 

Wm. Blantan hath liberty to dig 6 or 8 load of earth outt of 
the swamp by the windmill or where M^ Cole, JVP. Peter Olliver 
allow. 

Itt is ordered that Edward Greenliff shall have liberty to sett a 
house of eighteene foote Deepe and twelve foote to the Front from 
the end of M^ Batts tan house paying two shillings, six pence 
per annum to the schooles use, as long as hee improves itt for a 
dying house. 

Whereas the towne formerly granted a peece of land to M"". 
Wm. Hibbins before his new frame ; itt is ordered there shall bee 
fonre foote in breadth along before the new house allowed to her.* 

Whereas, complaint is made of a noysome pitt by the house of 
Joseph Howe. Cooper; itt is ordered that the same pitt shall bee 
filled upp within a month, upon the penalt}- of twenty shillings. 

[120.] 29:8:55. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Tho. Marshall, Wm. 
Paddy, Peter Olliver, Sam. Cole, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Duer, Christopher Clarke, and John Bar- 
rell shall have liberty to make a Defence for the Cawsy before 
their houses, either by setting downe posts and rayles or otherwise, 
to preserve the Cawsy from damage of Carts or horses. 

William Whittwell hath his license renewed to sell beare for the 
yeare ensuing. 

Mathew Pries is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that Mauditt Ingles, Jno. Marshall, and Rich. Ta}-- 
lor are chosen to bee sworne measurers for all corne that shall bee 
received outt of vessells till new are chosen in their roome, for which 
the receiver shall pa^' to the measurer three pence a score. And itt 
is ordered that all corne shall bee struck with a rowle so measured. 

According to the power granted by the Gen. court to the select 
men of the towne of Boston in reference to the disposall of the 
house and land of Eliz: Rider, in Dorchester, which her father, 
Wm. Lane, gave to her and her children, wee have inquired into 

* The marginal note is " Mis. (i. e. mistress) Hibbins grant." 



Boston Town Records, 1655. 127 

the value of the land and house and have consented to the sale of 
the sayd land and house to James Bates, of Dorchester leaving 
the sayd Bates to receive his title from the Gen. Court. 

27: 9: 1655. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, James Olliver, Peter Olliver, 
Sam. Cole, AVm. Padd}' and Wm. Davis. 

Isaac Walker, Sam. Norden, Robt. Nanny, and Xofer Gibson 
are fined 10s. a man for their Chymnyes being on fire, which the 
Constables are to Icavy. 

Samson Shore is fined \0s. for the like offence. 

The Constables are to allow to Walter Merry eight shillings in lieu 
of a debt due to him from the towne in ('44) . 

Sam. Jewell is admitted an inhabitant and Mark Hames is bound 
in a bond of 40/. to save the town from charge. 

Deacon Johnson hath liberty to sett up a porch before his house 
doore foure foote into the streete. 

Robert Wyatt and Wm. Lane are appointed to sweepe chimneyes 
and to cr}' aboutt streetes that they may bee knowne. 

Sam. Norden hath 5s. of his fine remitted. 

[121.] 31: 10: 55. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam Cole, Capt. 
James Olliver, Peter OlUver, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas M^ Tho. Lake and Joshua Scotto, administrators to 
the estate of Major Ed. Gibbones, deceased, have frequently de- 
maunded of the towne a debt of fourty-five pounds, due from the 
towne to the sayd Gibbones, itt is therefore agreed by us with the 
sayd M^ Lake and Jos. Scotto, that (because the whole debt 
appeares nott so clearely due) twent}' pounds shall bee pa3'd to 
the sayd Lalve and Scotto, upon which payment the towne shall be 
discharged from an}- further demaunds of any debt or debts, pi'e- 
tended to be due from the towne by the said Administrators to the 
said estate of major Ed. Gibones. 

Itt is agreed that Lieut. Fisher shall bee imployed in running the 
line and drawing a draught of all the lands in Braintree belonging to 
the towne of Boston, as also to draw a draught of all the land given 
to the Iron-workes and confirmed tQ M"". Leader on their behalfe. 

Mis. Ilanbury is fined five shillings for intertaining Francis 
Smith contrary to order. 

Wm. Reade'is fined sixe shilUngs, eight pence, for intertaining 
Tho. Sheffield contrary to order. 

It is ordered that fourty pounds, thirtene shillings bee added to 
the next country rate in the 3'eare 56, being to satisfy for the same 
sum that should have beene gathered as a quarter rate this yeare, 
for which sum a bill is given to the Treasurer under the hands of 
Peter Olliver and Wm. Davis in the behalfe of the towne. 

28: 11: 1655. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Capt. 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that three pounds shall bee paid to Wm. Dawes 



128 City Document No. 46. 

for worke done at Fort-hill ; upon the pa3nnent of which the towne 
shall bee acquitted of an}' further clayme by the sayd Dawes. 

lit is ordered that ten pounds shall be payd to Capt. Tho. Savage 
and Ca{)t. James Olliver in consideration of the like value payd to 
Henr}- Blake for brick and Ume att Fort-hill, upon the payment of 
which they are to secure the towne from an}- further clayme by 
the sayd Blake. 

[133.] Memoranda, that there is a greatt l)ell belonging to 
the towne lent to Castle Hand to Capt. Rich. Davenport. 

Mr. Cogan is fined thirtecne shillings, foure pence in case hee cleare 
nott the streets before his bowsing of stones, rubbish and chests be- 
fore the 4th day next att night, as also to secure his sellar doore. 

Itt is ordered that foure pounds, ten shillings bee payd to Sam 
Syndall and Peter Goose for worke done att Fort-hill, upon the pay- 
ment of which they are to acquitt the towne from any further cla}me. 

Henry Lee is admitted an inhabitant upon his good behavior, and 
Capt. Davenport is engaged to save the towne from any charge 
that may arise from his family. 

Wm. Spowell and David Hitchbone are authorized to warne the 
inhabitants of the towne to yoke and ring all the swine in this 
towne by the 4th of the next mo., else the foresayd persons may 
impound such swine so found unj^oked and unrung, according to for- 
mer order. 

Itt is ordered that twenty shiUings bee payd to Jasper Rawlins 
for lime and brick att Fort-hill, upon the payment of which he is 
to acquit the towne from any further clayme. 

25 : 12 : 55. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that sixe shillings bee allowed to Wm. Talmage for 
land taken into the high way. 

Nathaneell Woodard is admitted an inhabitant, and Thomas Har- 
wood bound in a bond of 20/. to secure the towne from any charge 
that may arise by the sayd Wodard or his ft\mily. 

For as much as there was a grant unto Isaake Culimore of a 
dwelling howse, which is about twenty-eight foot in length, and 
between his house and the highway ten foot, the whole breadth of 
the House and ground at the front is twenty-six foot, it not being 
formerly recorder:! it is now orderly performed. 

Macklin Knight also having formerly changed with Goodman 
CuUimore and enjoying that piece of Land formerly graunted to 
Isack Cullimore, being thirty two foot in length as now fenced in. 
and acknowledged to be his proper right. 

[123.] 10. 1. 55. 

Att a generall townes meeting upon Publick notice. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke and Capt. Tho. Savage ai'e chosen Deputyes 
for the yeare ensuing. 

Selectmen chosen : M"". Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, M^ Sam. 
Cole, Capt. James Olliver, Cornett Peter Olliver, M^ Wm. Paddy, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Constables chosen for the towne : Wm. Toy, Daniell Turin, Wm. 
English, and Henry Allin. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1655. 129 

Rnmn,y Marsh and Muddy river, "NVm. Ireland and Henry Stevens. 

Surveyors of high wa3'es chosen : Rich. Samford, sen., Robt. 
Wright, Jacob EUott and Sam Nordcn, and Sam Davis att Rumncy 
Marsh. 

Clarices of the markett, Habacuck Glover and AVm. Cotton. 

Sealers of leather, Jno. Parker and Juo. Stivinson. 

Packers of fish and flesh and gagers of cask, Wm. Dinsdale, 
and Jno. Cunny. 

Corders of wood, Tho. Leader, Rich. Ta3'lor, Anthony Harker, 
and Rich. Greene. 

Water Bailj^es, Rich. Gridley, Mauditt Ingles, Alexander 
Adams, and Wm. Beamsle}'. 

Upon the request of Wm. Toy to accept of Plugh Drurj- to serve 
as constable, the towne accepted of the same. 

Wm. Davis is chosen Commissioner to receive the proxj-es for 
magistrates and to carry them in att the County meeting. 

Whereas greatt inconveniences may accrew to the towne and 
inhabitants thereof, especially children, by persons irregular riding 
through the streetes of the towne, and galloping. Itt is therefore 
ordered that if any person shall bee scene to gallop through any 
streete of the town after this da}', except upon dayes of military 
exercise, or any extraordinar}- case require, ever}' such person shall 
pay two shilUugs, sixe pence, for every default, the one halfe to 
come to the town, to bee paid to the Treasurer then being, and 
the other halfe to the informer ; and itt shall bee lawfall for any 
person to make stop of such horse or rider till the sayd fine 
be paid as aforesaid. 

Further whosoever shall turne outt any horse loose through the 
towne to water or otherwise shall pay 12d. for every defect of that 
kind being scene without a guide or rider. 

[134.] 12. 1. 1655. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. 
Paddy, Capt. James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that publick notice bee given to the towne to meete 
the next day to choose another Constable in the roome of Hugh 
Drur^^ if they see meete. 

Wm. Davis is chosen Treasurer and Recorder for the Towne for 
this yeare. 

Peter Olliver is chosen sealer of weights and measures. 

14: 1: 55. 

At a meeting of the towne upon publick notice. 

It is ordered that (upon the request ofEnsigne Jno. Everett and 
M^ Joseph Rock, to have liberty to stop carts from passing through 
the paved lane by their houses) the}^ shall have libert}' to sett up 
posts att each end of the lane till the towne or select men see cause 
to lay itt open. 

Itt is ordered that the select men shall have liberty to lay outt a 
peece of Ground outt of the townes land, which the}' give to the 
building of a house for instruction of the youth of the towne. 
9 



130 City Document No. 46. 

31: 1: 1656. 

Att a meeting of "VVm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Capt. James 
OUivei", Wra. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

James Everill is enjo3'ned forthwith to secure the sellar where 
tho old meeting house stood, from such inconveniences as otherwise 
ma}' accrew. 

Att the request of Henry Phillips, butcher, in the behalfe of him- 
self and the neighbourhood, to repayre the lane leading behind 
his house to the spring, itt is ordered that the surveyors shall, att 
the townes charge, repayre the one halfe of that lane for a foote 
way. 

Wm. Pearse is admitted an inhabitant, James Nabors and 
Michaell Wills being bound in a bond of ten pounds to secure the 
town from charge. (Wittnes our hands.) 

Tho. Reade is admitted an inhabitant, Lieut. Wm. Hudson being 
bound in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from charge. 
(Wittnes my hand.) 

Whereas Joseph Rock hath sett a fence into the streete betweene 
his dwelling house and M''. Lyndes house, itt is ordered that hee 
shall remoove the said fence within a weeke, on poenalty of twenty 
shillings, and so from weeke to weeke till removed, and to sett itt 
to range from the corner post of the house that hee lives in, to the 
corner of M^ Lyndes house in a straight line. 

[135.] Itt is ordered that Wm. Ireland and Aron Way shall 
bee allowed fourty shillings for the country- high wa}' that is laid out 
through their land att Rumny JMarsh. 

The peece of land formerly granted to Edward Greenliff by the 
spring is lett to Mathew Coy, from yeare to yeere while the towne 
pleases, for two shillings, sixe pence, per yeare for the schooles 
use. 

Richard Pittman is fined twenty shillings for nott giving security 
to save the towne from charge, and to depart the towne forthwith 
if hee put nott in security. 

As also to secure his chimney from danger within a day on pen- 
alty of twenty shillings. 

James Nabors is fined five shillings for his chimney flaming outt. 

Itt is ordered that the gallowes shall bee removed to the next 
knole of land before the next execution. 

Itt is agreed that Capt. James Olliver shall have forty shillings 
a yeare for three yeares to provide a bull for the townes use winter 
and summer. 

Itt is ordered that a third part of the last rate bee leavied bj' the 
Constables for a County rate. 

28: 2: 56. 

Att a meeting of M'' AVm. Brenton, Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, Tho. JMarshall, and Wm. Davis. 

It is ordered that ten pounds be paid to Rich. Gridley for lime 
and brickes d'd* att Fort-hill, which being paid hee is to Free the 
towne from any farther demands. 

• Delivered. 



Boston Town Records, 1656. 131 

Martin Stebbiu hath license to draw bearc this j'eare ensuing. 
Jno. Poole is admitted an inhabitant. 

26: 3: 56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Peter 
OUiver, and James Olliver. 

Walter Meny is fined ten shillings for receiving an inmate. 

Tho. Leader is appointed to 3'oke and ring all swine, and to 
returne the names of them that refuse to yoke and ring to M^ 
Cole. 

Wm. Pollard is chosen Shepheard for this yeare, and to have 
8cl. per sheepe for all sheepe of a yeare old and upwards. 

Wm. Beamsley is fined 10s. for leceiving an inhabitant without 
license. 

[126.] 28: 5: 56. 

Att a meeting of M"". Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Tho. Harding is admitted an inhabitant, Walter Merry and Tho. 
Munt being bound in 40Z. to save the towne harmless from charge. 

Itt is ordered that the north battery bee forthwith repaired. 

If any young person or others bee found without either meeting 
house, idling or playiug during the time of publick exercise on the 
Lords day, itt is ordered that the constables or others appointed 
for that end shall take hold of them and bring them before au- 
thority. 

25: 6: 56. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, Capt. James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Gabriell Tetherley is admitted an inhabitant, M''. Brenton security 
for him in a bond of 201. 

Whereas greatt annoyance accrewes to the towne and inhabitants 
aboutt the dock, by the butchers throwing garbidge into the dock 
and over wharfes. Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth such 
butchers as have nott conveniences of their owne to dispose of 
their beasts entrails andgarbidg, shall have liberty, and are hereby 
ordered, to cast such things that so^shall anno}^ into the millcreeke 
over the draw-bridg, and in no other place upon the poenalty of 
twenty shillings for every defect. 

Whereas Richard Webb, Shoemaker, hath lately erected a frame 
of a house coining three foote or thereaboutts upon the townes 
land, wee hereby declare that the said Kieh. Webb hath so erected 
the said frame withoutt the consent of the select men. 

Jno. Parker is admitted an inhabitant, and Rich. Greene bound 
in 20/. bond to save the towne free from charge. 

[127.] 29: 7: 56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Mr. Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Robt. Doutch admitted an inhabitant, and Walter Merry and 
Tho. Munt bound each in 20/. to secure the towne from charge. 



132 City Document No. 46. 

William Whittwell hath his license to draw beere renewed for 
the yeare ensuing. 

Capt. Tho. Savage hath liberty to make sellar doores before 
his new house betweene the draw bridg and the conduitt, to come 
out 3 foote from his house and no more, except they lye flatt 
and covered sufficiently with plank, and that nott to exceede two 
foote. 

Itt is ordered that fifty shillings shall bee allowed to Isaac Culli- 
more for worke done att the Battery. 

29: 8: 56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. Padd}^, James 
Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that there shall l)ee a pound sett upp by the Con- 
stable att Rumny marsh, for which hee is to pay outt of the rate 
to bee leavied this yeare. 

Itt is ordered that sixteene pounds bee paid to Capt. James 
Olliver, Peter Olliver, Wm. Padd}', and Wm. Davis for so much 
disbursed b}' them for the repayring the north battery. 

26: 9: 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Wm. Paddy, Tho. Marshall, 
James Ohiver, Sam. Cole, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that elder Pens rate shall bee taken of and dis- 
charged with the Constables. 

There is this day a rate for towne and countr}' and coUedge 
coiiiitted to the Constables to bee leavied to the value of two 
hundred eiglity eight pounds, sixteene shillings, nine pence. 

[128.] 29: 10: 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Thomas Marshall, Sara. Cole, 
Wm. Paddy, James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed that att the next generall court motion bee made by 
our Deputyes that the line betweene Boston and L^un may bee 
determined by the said court. 

Goodman Wales hath 6s. abated of his rate for his yeare in 
regard of his povert}'. 

Itt is agreed that the next day of our meeting some time bee 
spent to consider of Capt. Kea^^ne's will in respect of the legacyes 
given to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that care bee taken to pay Rich. Gridley for build- 
ing the schoole house chimny. 

25: 11: 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, James Olhver, Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis. 

Upon the pernsall of Capt. Keayne's will respecting the legacyes 
given to the towne, itt is agreed that forthwith the executrix and 
overseers of the said will bee advised with concerning the said 
legacyes withoutt delay. 

Itt is agreed upon the complaint against the son of Goodwife 



Boston Town Records, 165G-7. 133 

Saxnon living withoutt a calling, that if sliee dispose nott of him 
in some wa^' of employ before the next meeting, that then the 
townesmen will dispose of him to some service according to law. 

Itt is ordered that notice bee given to Mathew Barnes to secui'e 
the mill bridge by a sufficient fence of fonre foote high, and that 
within 6 dayes, on poenalty of twenty shillings. 

Jno. Andrew on consideration hath 6s. 3rf. abated outt of his 
rate, which the Constables are to allow. 

Robert Harris of Muddy River, in consideration of two high 
wa3-es taken outt of his land, hath 4 acres of land granted him 
outt of the townes wast land most convenient for him, and M"". 
Peter Oliver is ordered to lay itt outt. 

[129.] 23: 12: 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Thos. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, 
Sam. Cole, Peter Oliver, James OlUver, and Wm. Davis. 

Frary admitted an inhabitant. 

The Constables of Boston are discharged of a rate comitted to 
them to bee leavied for the towne. Country, colledge, and powder, 
to the sum of two hundred eighty eight pounds, sixteene shillings 
and nine pence for this present yeare, as per their account under 
their hands. 

Whereas a tract of land, as by plott drawne cont. one thousand 
fifty seven acres, is lett to Moses Payne of Braintree for foure 
pounds, foure shillings per annum, for ever, as by former agree- 
ment, and that there is a vacant peece left outt which is convenient 
to bee included that the line may run streight, itt is therefore 
agreed that the said vacant land shall be lett him for sixe shillings 
per annum, to be added to the other foure pounds, foure shillings, 
so the whole is 41. 10s. per annum, to bee paid the first of first 
moneth yearely. 

There is lett to Capt. James Johnson all the wast land belong- 
ing to the towne on the southside of the Creeke by M"". Winthrop's 
warehouse and adjoyning to the land already lett to Ben Ward, to 
enjoy the same for ever, hee paying foure ponnds, ten shillings per 
annum for ever to the schoole of Boston, alwayes reserving high 
waves through the same land for the townes use, and the said laud 
to bee bounded on all parts and to. bee specifyed in covenants ex- 
pressly, and the land to bee bound for security of payment, which is 
to bee paid every first of the first mo, and to begin the first March, 
57, on forfeiture. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Walker shall bee allowed forty shillings 
for brickes and lime att the fort. 

Itt is ordered that Rich. Woody shall bee allowed thirty shillings 
outt of the next towne rate for whatt hee disbursed upon the 
bridge by M"". Winthrops warehouse. 

Wm. Blantau hath part of upland his barne stands on lett to 
him for two shillings, foure pence per annum during the townes 
pleasure. 

[130.] 9:1: 5G-57. 

Att a generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house there were chosen for the yeare ensuing. 



134 City Document No. 46. 

Deputycs for the Gencrall Court, Capt. Tho. Savage and Capt. 
Tho. Clarke. 

Selectmen, Deac. Tho. Marshall, M^ Wm. Breuton, M^ Wm. 
Paddy, ]\r. Sam. Cole, Ensigne Jos. Scotto, Ensigne Jno. Hull, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Constables, for the towne, Nat. Adams, Nat. Williams, Amos 
Richardson, Jno. Collins. 

Rumny Marsh, James Pemberton for Constable. 

Muddy River, Thomas Gardiner for Constable. 

Surveyors for high wayes, Wm. Beamsley, Wm. Blantan, Jno. 
Peirce, Henry Duglas, and Sam. Bennett att Rumny marsh. 

Clarkes of the Markett, Sargt. Barrett, and Sargt. Jackson. 

Sealers of leatlier, Wm. Courser* and Samuell Norden. 

Packers of fish and meat, Jno. Cunny and Wm. Dinsdale. 

Itt is ordered that the paved lane b}' M^ Shrimptons bee laid 
open, and no more shutt up. 

Capt. Savage, M^ Stodard, M^ Howchin, and M^ Ed. Hutchin- 
son, sen., are chosen a cohiittee to consider of the modell of the 
towne house, to bee built, as concerning the charge thereof, and 
the most convenient place, as also to take the subscriptions of the 
inhabitants to propagate such a building, and seasonably to make 
report to a pablick townes meeting. 

M^ Hezekiah Usher is chosen Commisioner to carry in the votes 
for magistrates and County Treasurer to the Couut^^ meeting. 

It is ordered that in case Nat. Williams take a journey for Eng- 
land before his yeare bee outt, that then the towne will choose 
Constable in his roome. 

[131.] 10: 1: 56-57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, M^ Wm. Brenton, M'. Sam. 
Cole, Ens. Jos. Scotto, Ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis 
Wm. Davis is chosen Tresurer and Recorder. 
Joshua Scotto is chosen Sealer of weights and measures. 

Leiut. Fisher. 

After due respects premised, by these wee giVe you to under- 
stand, that whereas a sum of moneys to the value of twenty pounds 
was by the towne of Boston delivered to your predecessour, M"". 
Sam. "Olliver, and the same since acknowledged (by bond- under 
hand) from Lydia, your wife, and the rent of which being due for 
the space of sixe ^-eares past. The townes occasions calling for such 
rents and debts, wee hereby make our request to you, that you 
would please to take some speedy course to satisfy our expecta- 
tion, and lett us heare a few wordes from you that so wee may nott 
by any such neglect of yours expose ourselves to any appearance 
of neglect of that trust comitted to us by the towne ; thus hoping 
of 3-our care and reall endeavour to answer our desires (vizt., for 
the returning unto the towne both principle and rent, which rent is 
forty shillings per annum) wee shall waite your answere and rest. 

AVhereas divers inhabitants among us have formerly had grants 

* The name of Robert Reynolds is stricken out here. 



Boston Town Records, 1657. 135 

of land for great lotts lying att INIount WoUaston and Muddy 
River, which sayd hinds luxve long since beene laid outt unto them, 
the sajd lands lying in coinon with the townes lands and Ijound- 
ing upon the sayd lands. Itt is ordered that all such persons (the 
townes occasions now calling for the improvement of their owne 
wast land and being aboutt to dispose of the same) shall, upon the 
third day in the second month next ensuing, goe their bounds 
betweene theirs and the townes bounds, with those deputed by 
the towne thereunto, and that upon the poenalty prefixed by law, 
fol. 4. 

Itt is further ordered that all such persons as can lay an}' just 
clayme to any lands or lotts in the foresayd places granted to them 
by the towne, but nott yett laid outt, they shall repayre to the select 
men, betweene this and the 2Gth of the next month, and make 
good their clayme and title to the same upon the penalty of for- 
feiture of the sayd grants. 

[133.] 26: 1: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, John Hull, Wm. 
Davis, and Wm. Davis (sic). 

George Burrill, Cooper, is fined ten shillings for intertaining 
John Gilbert into his family- withoutt consent of the towne. 

30: 1: 1657. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. Padd^', Jos. 
Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Ralph Hutchinson is fined ten shillings for intertaining Jno. 
Gilbert into his family, withoutt the townes mens consent. 

Whereas, the coinou is att times much ano^'ed b}' casting stones 
outt of the bordei'ing lotts, and other things that are offensive : Itt 
is therefore ordered that if any person shall hereafter any way 
anno3' the coinon by spreading stones or other trash upon itt, or 
la3' an}' carrion upon itt, every person so offending shall bee fined 
twent}' shillings. 

Wm. Ireland is appointed pounder att Rumney marsh for this 
yeare ensuing. 

Itt is ordered that henceforth no persons shall have liberty to 
keepe shops within this towne, or, sett upp mnnufactures, unless 
they bee first admitted inhabitants into the towne. 

John Vyall, upon petition to draw beere till the 29th of Sept. 
next, is referred to the county court for license, and is approved 
for that end. 

Jno. Hart is fined ten shillings for intertaining Jno. Gilbert into 
his family, withoutt the townesmens consent. 

Capt. James Olliver, Ensigne Scotto and Ensigne Hull are 
appointed to the perambulation of the wast lands and the lotts laid 
out att Braintree. 

Elder Colbron, Peter Olliver, M^ Wm. Paddy, Jacob Eliott are 
desired to attend the same service att Muddy river, and likewise 
the laing out of the Highway to Watertowne Mill. 

M"". Wm. Paddy and Ensigne Scotto are apijointed to trcaet 
with Leiut. Fisher concerning the debt due to the towne, and to 
make a full conclusion with him concerning the same. 



13G City Document No. 46. 

[133,] Whereas there was 400 acres of land long since granted 
to M''. S:im. Maverick and by him assigned unto Ed. Bendall. And 
whereas Leiut. AVni. Pliilips appeared before us as Attourney unto 
the sayd Edw. Bcndall, presenting unto us a Coppy of the former 
grant. Itt is ordered that the said 400 acres ma}' bee laid outt for 
him, provided (itt appeare nott that the sayd land hath beene for- 
med}' laid outt) : itt ma}' nott entrench upon an}- small lotts 
either laid outt or to bee laid outt. 

Clement Gross is allowed to draw beere till the 29th of Sep- 
tember next, if the county court consent thereto. 

Wm. Pollard is chosen pounder for this yeare. 

* Notice given both to Watertowu and Cambridge, that they 
might depute some to Joyne with ours deputed to lay out a high 
way from Mudy river unto Watertown mill, and upon the 21 of 
this 2d mo. it was (by partys deputed by the sayd Towns) per- 
formed. The sayd way is 4 Rod in Breadth and directed by markt 
trees. 

Also notice given unto the Town of Brantrey that if any among 
them had any grants of land from this Town, they might make 
Claime of them by the 2Gth of this 2d mo, upon forfeture of such 
grants if neglected. 

And likewise if any of their Inhabitants had bought any lotts 
or otherwise possessed them by gift, that bordered upon any part 
of our CoiSon lands, they should be redy to goe their bounds 
with us upon the 21st of this instant. 

24: 2: 57. 

At a meeting of M^ Willra. Brenton, M^ Tho. Marshall, M^ 
Sam. Cole, M^ John Hull, and AVilliam Paddy. 

It is ordered that M''. Ed. Hutchinson, Samuell Benit, and 
John Tuttell shall goe the bound line betweene Maiden and Rum- 
ney Marsh, and Lin and Rumney Marsh. 

There was also notice given unto the select men of Maiden, and 
likewise off Linn, that they might meet with ours above specified 
upon the 11th of the 3d mo. next at the House of M^ Samuell 
Benett, at 7 a clock in the morning. Maiden upon the 11th, and 
Linn upon the 12tli day of the sayd month. 

Moreover it was desired in our Letter to Linn that they might 
take order about the country high way near unto M'. Saml. Bennitts 
house and dispose it soe as may be most Convenient. 

27 of 2^ : 57. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Pady, Tho. Marshall, Samuell Cole, 
and John Hull. 

Richard Way is admitted into the Town, provided that Aron Way 
doe become bound in the sum of twenty pound sterll. to free the 
Town from any charge that may accrew to the town b}' the said 
Rich*^. or his family. 

I, Aron Way, doe heerby engadge my selfe, my heires, executors, 

*The marprinal note says, "6 of 2d. High way laid out from Muddy River to 
Watertown Mill." 



Boston Town Records, 1657. 137 

«S:c., Tinto the selectmen of the Town of Boston and their suoces- 
sours in the suui of twenty pound stt-i'll. in behalle of my Brother, 
Richard Way, and liis family, that they shall not be chargeable 
to the Town, and hereunto set my hand. 

Aron X Way. 

his niarke. 

Richard Smith is admitted into the Town, being Coiiiended to 
the Town by M^ Jno. Willson, senr., provided that Henry Blague 
and John Pease, become bound to the Town in the sum of twent}' 
pounds sterll. 

We, AVilliam Blague and John Pease, doe heerby bind our 
selves, our heires, executors, &c., joyntly and severally in the full 
snin of twenty pound sterll. nnto the select men of Boston and 
their successors, to secure the Town from all charge from tyme to 
t3'me from the said Rich*' Smith and his family : and hereunto put 
our hands. 

[134.] The 27 of 2d. 1657. 

It is ordered that every person that putt any sheep upon"" the 
Coiuou shall pay to the keeper 8d. for every sheep and 3d. for 
every Lamlj. 

Edward Blake* is Admitted an Inhabitant, and John Blake is 
heerby bound in the snin of twenty pound sterll. to save the town 
from an}^ charge, either from the sa3'd Edward or his family. And 
this attested by his hand. 

John Blake. 

25: 3: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Padd}', Sam. Cole, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Isaac Cullimore is ordered to secure a chimney in his leantoo 
from danger of fire within eight dayes on poenalty of 20s. 

Macklin Knight is ordered to secure his sellar behind his house 
within ten dayes on poenalty of twenty shillings. 

Ens. Hull and Wm. Davis are appointecl to view the cedar 
swampes att Muddy River and to report what they judge them worth 
to bee rented forth by the yeare or other wise, as may bee most to 
the townes advantage. 

29th of 4th, 57. 

Att a meeting of Thomas Marshall, Wm. Pady, Sam. Cole, 
Josh. Scottow, John Hull. 

Tho. Dinsdell hath liberty granted him to hire a room of Capt. 
Tho. Savage. 

John Clow, having served an Aprentiship, hath Liberty to fol- 
low his Calling in this Town. 

Wm. Courser, having liberty granted the last year to set up a 
porch, not exceeding foure foot from his now dwelling house, and 
desiring the said grant to be recorded, it being owned that he had 
A grant, as afforsaid, it is heerby recorded. 

It is ordered that Ensigne Jno. Web shall suply Richard Sanfard 

* The name Blague is written and cancelled here. 



138 City Document No. 46. 

with such necesary support as the little infant Mary Langham or 
the nurse thereoff either have or shall expend, untell the Town take 
further order. 

George Broome is Readmitted with Caution of his future good 
behaviour. 

There is Let unto Robert Sanderson A Little 3 square strip of 
Land upon the upper end of his owne Garden, Coming from the 
upper Corner of Tho. Hunt's pailes uuto the stile of the said Rob- 
ert Sanderson, for 18cl. in mony, to be paicd yearly to the Town 
Treasurer, and he to Injo}- this during the Townes pleasure. 

M"". Richard Web is heerb}' Enjoyned to clear the highway before 
his house within this twelve dayes, upon the poenalty of twenty 
shillings. 

James Everell is heereby Enjoj'ned to take away the heapes of 
I^arth Laid upon the high waies, upon any part of the dock, that 
soe passengers may not be forced into the dirt in fowle wether ; 
and this is to be done in twenty daj-es, upon the poenalty of twenty 
shillings. 

[135.] There is Granted unto Wm. Beamsly and Henry Dug- 
less, who are surveighers for the high waies, that there ma}* be ten 
pound expended proflltably for the high waj-es at the North End 
of the Town, paid out of the Rates of M^ Jno. Richards, M^ Wm. 
Pain,* Wm. Beamsly, Richard Benit, Henry Dugless, Alexander 
Adams. 

There is Lett unto Isaak Cullimore A little peice of ground 
which is close to the end of his dwelling house, and is there be- 
twixt both high waies thirt3' foot, and at the uper way in breadth 
fourteen foot and halfe, and Comes to the Lower high way unto 
one foot, in forme as in the Margent,t for the Auuall rent of 
three shilling to be duly paid, and this Grant to Continue during 
the Townes pleasure. 

There is likewise added a little peice according as is expressed 
in the margent, and for the whole, Joseph Belknap, now the pos- 
sessor, is to pay eight shillings to the Townes Treasurer every first 
of March, the grant to Continue as before during pleasure. 

28: 5: 57. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Wm. Paddj', Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Deacon Marshall and Ensigne Hull are appointed to gaine liberty 
in writing of M^ Seaborne Cotton and his mother to bring water 
downe from their hill to the Conduitt intended to bee erected. 

Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Scotto and Wm. Davis, and any two 
of them are impowered to joyne with any one or two of the Commit- 
tee to treate and agree with any workman for the erecting of and 
bringing water to the Conduitt intended to bee erected. 

Edward Gold hath granted to him foure Rods of ground from the 
corner of Wm. Blantans pale by the streete side, to run downe to 
the sea ward as itt is this day staked and bounded, hee paying 
foure shillings per annum every 29th Septemeber to the towne 
treasurer, and to enjoy the said land during the towne pleasure. 

* Or Perin. f In the margin is a little sketch of the land. 



Boston Town Records, 1657. 139 

M'. Tho. Broughton is fined five shillings for his chimney being 
on fire and fluuiing oiitt. 

Ben. Gillam is fined ten shillings for making a fii-e upon the 
wharfe. 

James Baulstone is fined ten shillings for the like offence. 

Wm. Foster, seaman, is admitted an inhabitant. 

Wm. Duglas is admitted an inhabitant. 

Robert Smith, a tailor, is admitted an inhabitant, Deacon Mar- 
shall securing the Towue from charge. 

[136.] John Philips is fined ten shillings for entertaining 

Stone and his family contrary to order. 

Itt is ordered that no butcher shall throw any gutts or garbidg 
into the streete, or any place nigh itt, to the anoyance of passen- 
gers or inhabitants, under the poenaltj' of twenty shillings for every 
ofience. 

31 of 6th, 1657. 

Att a meeting of Thomas Marshall, Wm. Pady, Samll Cole, 
Josh. Scottow, and Jno. Hull. 

Jno. Peirce is Admitted an Inhabitant upon the Testimony' of 
James Evercll and Isaak Colimore. 

Jno. Lewis is ordered to clear away the dung and matter of 
Anoyance by Ms slaughter house, and to lay noe more neer the 
street, or that may be Just Anoyance to Neybours or Inhabitants, 
and that by the filth of September. 

Graves is fined for his chimny being on fire and flaiming out, 

and his Landlord for want of A Ladder. 

Hugh Stone is admitted an Inhabitant. 

Thomas Thayer is admitted an Inhabitant. 
J Christopher Perrust is to deliver unto the Townsmen the deeds 
of his land instead of that bill of twenty pounds which the town 
received of him, which was for the suppl}- of his wife, iff he, the 
said Perrust, had gone to Jamaca. 

Wm. Baker, Robt. Smith, Nath. Woodward, Thomas Sowell, 
have A grant of A parcell of Land ; the Contents of each man's 
parcell is heerafter mentioned, and the Rent that each man is to 
pay. 

Wm. Blanton is ordered to lay some Gravell in the little Lane 
that runns from Henry Phillips, his house, unto Peter Duncans. 

Henr}' Mason, A Brewer, is admitted an Inhabitant, and Daniell 
Turell and John Baker are hereliy mutualy Bound in twenty pound to 
preserve the Town from any charge arising from the said Henry 
Mason or an}- of his, and hereunto bind themselves by their hands. 

Daniel Turell. 
John Baker. 

M'. Robert Woodmansey is alowed to have the rent due from 
Leiut. Richard Cook for these two 3"eares past. 

28 of Septem])er. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Samuell Cole, Wm. Pady, Josh. 
Scottow, and Jno. Hull, 

Wm. Whitwell hath granted to him the Townes Consent for the 



140 City Document No. 46. 

Continuance of his Licence to draw beer this 3'eare ensuing, iff the 
Court see meet. _ 

Upon a Motion from our Town deputies and some of the Coifiit- 
tee for the Millitia, There is granted the sum of liffty ])ounds to 
finish the worke that is now bj^ the Country left incompleat at the 
Castle. 

Gawd}^ James is Admitted an Inhabitant, and Capt. Johnson 
and Wm. Salter stand engadged to save the Town from charge. 

[137.] 5:8: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. Padd}', Jos. 
Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

There was delivered to the Constables a countrej' rate of two 
hundred twenty three pounds, ten shillings, ten pence. There was 
the same time delivered them a towne rate of two hundred twenty 
seven pounds, eleven shillings, eight pence. 

26: 8: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Jos. Scotto, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the constables shall allow Wm. Ware his rates 
xipon consideration of his long sicknes and low estate. 

There was this day a rate for Rumny Marsh delivered to James 
Pemberton for the towne twelve pounds, thirteen e shillings ten 
pence, and for the country a rate and a quarter, fifteene pounds, 
niueteene shillings. 

Itt is ordered that George Burrill shall remoove his timber by his 
shop outt of the high way by the 2d of the next mo., on penalty of 
twenty shillings. 

30: 9: 57. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Bi-enton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Wm. Brenton (sic), Wm. Paddy, Ens. Scotto, Ens. Hull, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the Constables shall pay foure shillings, sixe 
pence to Wm. SpoweU for looking to the boyes att the meeting 
house. 

Itt is ordered that twelve shillings, sixe pence bee paid to Wm. 
Salter for keeping Christopher Holland's wife five weekes. 

Whereas M''. Sam. Cole hath intertained Elizabeth Knap into 
his house contrary to order of the towne, and the said Elizabeth 
3'ett remaynes in this towne, itt is ordered that in case the said 
Elizabeth proove to bee chargeable to the towne, such charges 
bee required of M^ Cole from time to time as first receiveing her. 

Itt is ordered that Philip Curtis bee paid twenty shillings for 
killing a wolfe att Muddv river the last winter. 

[138.] Whereas there is a parcell of land upon Long Hand of 
the townes, bounded b}' Walter Merryes lott and the Easterne end 
of the said Hand, containing two acres more or less ; The said two 
acres of land so bounded is lett to Wm. Winburne for ever, paying 
a bushel of merchantable barl}' malt yearely to the schooles use, 
every first day of March, the first payment to bee made the first 



Boston Town Records, 1657. 141 

of March, which will bee in the j^etire 1G58, and the said land to 
bee security for payment of the said sum. 

Whereas severall yeares rent were due from Joseph Wormall for 
land of the townes which was lately in the possession of Capt. 
Savage, itt is ordered that the one halfe of the said rent bee abated, 
and the other paid by Capt. Savage to the townes use. 

Itt is agreed with Capt. Savage that for the preserving the fence 
aboutt the burying place antl maintaining the fence, in good con- 
dition from time to time, hee shall enjoy the use of said ground 
for twenty yeares, leaving the sayd fenpe in good repay er att the 
end of the tearme of twenty yeares. 

29: 10: 57. 

Att a meeting of ]\r. Wm. Brenton, Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, Ens. 
Scott, Ens. Hull and Wm. Davis. 

Richard Seward is admitted an inhabitant, and Nat. Fryar 
bound in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the toAvne from charge. 

Whereas liberty was granted to M"". Bushnell and M''. Glover to 
sett up a pump and to repayre the well. Itt is ordered that in 
case any of the neighbours refuse to contribute to the charge of 
the sayd pump and well, itt shall bee in the power of those that 
have disbiu'sed monies for the same, to deny any others fetching 
water att the pump. 

Derman Mahoone is fined twenty shillings for intertaining two 
Irish women contrary to an order of the towne, in that case pro- 
vided and is to quitt his house of them forthwith att his perill. 

25: 11: 57. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sara. Cole, Wm. 
Padd}-, Jos Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that M^ Brenton and Ens. Hull shall view a piece 
of land by M''. Raynsford's house, and to make returne of the 
quantity and what yearely revenue itt may yield. 

Mis. Addington and Rich Woody are fined each 5s. for their 
chimneyes firing. 

[139.] Elizabeth Blesdale hath liberty to reside in the towne, 
and AVm. Beamsley is bound in a bond of twenty pounds to save 
the towne from any charge that may arise by her during her said 
residence, which is acknowledged by 

William Beamsleay. 

Richard Taylor is allowed thirty shillings for repaii'ing the clock 
for his direction to ring by, and is to have five pounds per annum 
for the future, provided hee bee att charges to keepe a clock and 
to repayre itt. 

For as much as sundry Complaints are made that severall per- 
sons have received hurt by boyes and young men playing at foot 
ball in the streets ; these are therefore to Injoyne that none be 
found at that game in any of the streets, Lanes, or Inclosures of 
this town, under the poenalt}- of twent}- shiUings for everj* such 
offence. 

Whereas, much Inconvenience and burdensome charge doth 
arise to the Town by sundr}^ persons in this town, by buing out of 



142 City Document No. 46. 

servants tvmes and redeeming others from Engagments, which 
persons, cither through Idleness or sickness become unable to help 
themselves, and the town therby Envolved in sundry charges ; 
these are therefore to give notice to All Inhabitants and residents 
in this Town that shall soe act, that what ever persL»n or persons 
they soe sett att Liberty they are to see after their Imployment, 
and to secure the Town from any charge thot might otherwise be 
ocasioned by such. 

Itt is ordered that the house belonging to the schoole shall bee 
repaired as soone as conveniently ma}' bee in the spring. 

Itt is ordered that measures of brass bee provided as standards 
for the towne and reserved for that use. 

Itt is ordered that Francis Smith shall have liberty to sett np a 
l)uilding att the west end of the house that was M^ Hanburyes, by 
the dock head, to bee eight foote in front, and next the dock five 
foote, for which he is to pin' twent}- shillings per annum, in mony, 
and to enjoy itt during the townes pleasure, and then to remoove 
the sayd building upon legall notice as maj appeare b}' a larger 
deede in this respect. 

Itt is ordered that Mis. Welthian Richards shall have liberty to 
sett up a pale before her house, foure foote from her house, for 
which shee is to pay live shillings every first of March, in mony 
and to enjoy itt during the townes pleasure. 

22: 12: 57. 

Att a meeting of Mr. AVm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

There is Ictt to Ed. Rainsford a peice of ground behind his gar- 
den by the water side adjoyning to his now dwelling house, being 
thirty-sixe foote att the end of his fence, forty-five foot by Wm. 
Lane's fence, towards the marsh sixteen foote, as in the margent,* 
for which he is to pay two shillings per annum to the towne, and 
to enjoy itt during the townes pleasure. 

[140.] Ben. Gillam hath five shillings abated of his fine for 
heating a pitch pott on the wharfe. 

Edward Robinson is admitted an Inhabitant, and Amos Richard- 
son and Nat. Adams, senior, acknowledg themselves bound joyntly 
and severally in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from 
any charge that may arise b}' him or his family. Wittnes our 
hands this day. 

•' his 

Nat. YV Adams, Sen. 

marke. 

Amos Richisson. 
31: 3: 58. 

John INIartin is admitted an inhabitant, and Ben. Ward acknowl- 
edges himselfe heyres and assignes bound to the towne treasurer, 
in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from any charge 
that may arise by the foresaid Martin or his family to the said 
towne. Wittnes his hand, 

Beniamen Ward. 

* In the margin is a small sketch of the land. 



Boston To^vn Records, 1657-8. 143 

Tho Ashley is admitted an inhabitant, and Mr. Tho. Lake, Wm. 
Hudson, and Peter Oilivcr bind themselves, he^'res and assignes, to 
the towne treasurer in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne 
from any charge that may arise to tlie towne by the said Ashley 
or his family. Witnes their hands.* 

Will*' Hudson, 
Peter Olliver, 
Tiio. Lake. 

John Peirce is admitted an inhabitant, and Nat. Bishop acknowl- 
edges himselfe, heyres and assignes, bound to the towne treasurer in 
a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from any charge that 
may arise by the foresaid Pierce or his famil}' to the said towne. 
Witnes his hand. 

Natiianiell Bishop. 

28: 4: 58. 

David Chapin is admitted an inhabitant and Isaac Culliraore 
acknowledges himselfe, heyres and assignes bound to the townes 
treasurer in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from any 
charge that may arise by the foresaid Chapin or his family to the 
said towne. AVittnes his hand. 

ISACK CuLLIMORE. 

Sarah Bre wester is admitted an inhabitant and M"". Wm. Paddy 
acknowledges himselfe, heyres and assignes bound to the townes 
treasurer in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from an}' 
charge that may arise by the said Brewster or her family to the 
said towne. Wittnes his hand. 

WiLL^^ Paddy. 

Walter Salter is Admitted an inhabitant and Beniamin Brisco and 
Thomas P^dsell doe binde themselves, heires and assignes to the 
Towns Treasui-er in a bond of twenty pound to save the Town from 
any charge that may arise from the said Walter or an}^ of his 
family. 

Beniamin Brisco, Thomas Edsell. 

[141.] 8 March, 57-8. 

Att a generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house to 
house, there were chosen for the yeare ensuing upon the townes 
service, for Deputyes, Capt. Tho. Clarke and M^ Ed. Hutchinson. 

Select men, M^ Tho. Broughton, M"". Wm. Paddy, Ens. Jos. 
Scotto, Mr. Tho. Lake, M"". Jacob Sheafe, Ens. Jno. Hull, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Surveyors of Highwa3'es, Tho. Dewer, Joseph How, Ralph 
Mason, Rich. Carter, and Henry Greene att Rumny marsh. 

Clarkes of the Markett, Henry Philips and Jno. Odlin. 

Sealers of leather, Wm. Courser and Sam Norden. 

Packer offish and meate, Wm. Dinsdale. 

Constables, M^ Jno. Richards, Fran. Dowse, Henr}' Powning 
and Jno. Blake. 

Capt. James Olliver is chosen Coinissioner to receive the 

*This bond is cancelled by lines drawn over it, and in the margin the words, " he 
13 departed the towne." 



144 City Document No. 46. 

proxyes for magistrates and County Treasurer, and to carry them 
to the shire meeting. 

Itt is ordered that Goodman Cop shall have some land given 
him att Braintree, according to the discretion of the select men. 

9: 1: 57. 

Att a meeting of "Wm. Paddy, Tho. Lake, Jacob Sheafe, Jos. 
Scotto, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Davis was chosen Recorder. 

Ens. Jno. Hull, Treasurer. 

Ens. Jos. Scotto for sealer of weights and measures. 

29: 1: 58. 

Att a meeting of M"". Tho. Broughton, M^ Wm. Paddy, M^ 
Jacob Sheafe, M\ Tho. Lake, and Ens. John Hull. 

There is graunted to Wm. Copp one hundred acres of land att 
Braintree, which hee is to lay outt next to some of the lands for- 
merly granted. 

M"". Peter Olliver hath liberty to make a Cart bridge over the 
Creeke that goes to Ben. Gillams. 

Wm. Poliard hath liberty to sett upp a porch att his house 
three foote and a halfe before his house, and to enjoy itt during the 
townes pleasure. 

Robert Blott is appointed to keepe the sheepe for this yeare, and 
the owners of all sheep that are putt on the coiTion after the 10th 
of this month shall pay to the shepheard according to the order last 
yeare, and that all those that shall keepe sheepe on the coihon 
shall deliver them to the said shepheard, and if any are found on 
the coihon not delivered to the said shepheard the owners shall 
pay 2d. for every sheepe to the shepheard for ever}" daj-es trans- 
gression. 

[143.] 2:2: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Broughton, M^ Tho. Lake, M^ Jacob 
Sheafe, Ens. Jno. Hull, M^ Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis. 

Bird Hand is lett to James Everill and Rich. Wood}" for sixty 
yeares, paying 12d. silver or a bushell of salt every first of 
March to the ToAvne Treasurer, and in defect of payment att the 
day 2.5. or two bushells of salt, and so \2d. or a bushell of 
salt for every month's neglect, and the said Hand is bound for 
payment. 

Whereas severall parcells of the townes ground is taken up by 
sellar doores, which proove accomodal)le to many of the inhabi- 
tants, and in time by custome may bee claimed to bee propriety by 
the present or future possessours of such houses as enjoy that privi- 
ledg. Itt is therefore ordered that every person that hath or shall 
have a cellar doore into any of the streetes of the towne shall pay 
twelve pence every first of Alarch to the Towne Treasurer, and in 
case of non-payment tlie Treasurer of the Towne is impowred to 
leavy the same by distress. 

AVhereas M''. Hnl)acuck Glover hath sett up severall pillars upon 
the townes ground to support his house ; Itt is ordered that the 



Boston Town Records, 1G58. 145 

said Habacnck Glover shall pay twelve pence for every such pillar 
so erected, ever}- first of March to the Towne Treasurer. 

Whereas divers offences arise through defective fences, and dif- 
ferent apprehensions of the sufficienc}' of fences betweene proprie- 
tors ; Itt is therefore ordered that all outside fences aboutt pastures 
or cornl'eilds shall bee substantially fenced, either with five rayles, 
or posts and pales, or sufficient stone walls, or other wise, accord- 
ing to the judgment of the select men ; and that all partitionall 
fences betweene lott and lott shall be ordered by the select men, in 
case of the disagreement of the proprietors ; and in case any dam- 
age arise to others, b}- the defect of fences, the party whose fence 
is defective shall pay all damages, as shall bee adjudged by the 
select men or any deputed by them upon +Jie complaint of any 
damaged. 

Itt is ordered that demaund bee made of Leiut. Turner for a high 
way from Elder Pen's to centr}' hill ; according to a former order 
of towne. 

There is let unto Leiut. Wm. Hudson the Lane between Elder 
Pen and ]VT. Willson's Garden, during the Townes pleasure, he 
paying ten shillings in mony everie first of March to the Townes 
Treasurer, and to secure it that it may be ready for passage of Horse 
and foote, without Interruption. 

[148.] Whereas by long and sad experience very many and 
greatt damages have accrued to this towne b}^ swine, besides the 
many dangers that children have beene in of loss of life and limb, 
and elder people also of greatt hurt, by the unrulines and raven- 
ousnes of swine, and nottwithstanding the law in that case provided 
by the Gen. Court that requires the making and constituting 
effectuall orders to prevent all harmes b}' swine. And although 
j'earel}' endeavours have beene to attaine the end aforesaid and 
yett fruittles. 

Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth every inhabitant in this 
towne that shall keepe any swine within this towne after the first of 
the next month they shall constantly keepe up such swine in their 
owne ground. And in case any swine in any part of this towne, 
outt of the owner's lands, the owner of such swine shall pa}^ for 
every such defect two shillings, sixe pence to the Townes Treas- 
urer, for the townes use, to be leavied by warrant under his hand, 
or an}' other of the select men, to the constable. And to the end 
this order may nott bee frustrated, itt shall bee lawfull for (and is 
desired of) every one to inform of the breach of this order, and 
shall have liberty to impound such swine, for which the one halfe 
of the fines shall bee allowed to the enformer or impounder. 

And nottwithstanding the aforesaid order of keeping upp swine, 
yett shall so keep them up to the anoyance of any neighbours or 
travellers through the coiTion streetes or high wayes, upon the fore- 
said pcEualty for every offence, after notice given them by any of 
the select men. 

26 : 2 : 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Paddy, M^ Tho. Lake, M^ Jacob 
Sheafe, Ens. Jos. Scotto, Ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 



146 City Document No. 46. 

Ralph Roote is appointed to keepe tlie Cowes this 3-eare ensuing, 
and to have 2s. Gel. per head for every cow. 

Itt is ordered that Jno. Marshall goe through the towne to view 
whether every house is supplied with a ladder according to order 
of towne, and to returne the names of such as are defective. 

Itt is ordered that nine pounds, eight shillings bee paid to Wm. 
Cotton for mending the high wa}'. 

Itt is ordered that Capt. Walden shall have liberty to sett upp 
two pillars under his porch, and to pay two shillings every first of 
March, in mony, to the Towne Treasurer. 

[144:.] Whereas Jno. Conney is aboutt to burne brickes in 
his lott behind his house, and ver}' neare other houses, Itt is 
ordered that hee shall not proceede in burning any brickes in that 
place. 

Capt. James Olliver, Ens. John Webb, Nat. Williams, Jacob 
Eliot, Tho. Gardiner, and Jno. Kenriek are appointed for the per- 
ambulation betweene Roxbury and Cambridg. 

31: 3: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Broughtou, M'. Wm. Paddy, Ens. 
Jos. Scotto, Ens. Jno. Hull, M'". Jacob Sheafe, M^ Tho. Lake, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Jno. Peirce is admitted an inhabitant. 

Esdras Read is admitted an inhabitant. 

Capt. Jno. Cnllick is admitted an inhabitant. 

Tho. Ashley is admitted an inhabitant. 

Jno. Martin is admitted an inhabitant. 

Whereas Jno. Conny was prohibited to burne brickes in his lott 
behind his house, and yett uottwithstanding hath presumed to sett 
his kilne, Itt is ordered that in case hee fire the kilne hee shall pay 
ten shillings a day as a fine during the fire being in itt ; And if 
after the burning the kilne now sett hee presume to sett another 
kilne or kilnes and fire itt, the former fine shall then bee doubled 
upon him. 

Whereas by experience itt is found that the liberty of making 
cellar doores into the streetes (though acomodable to the owners) 
proove ver}- disadvantagious to passengers in their travell to and 
fro, whereby they are forced to difflcultyes uott a few, Itt is there- 
fore ordered that every cellar doore that opens into any streete of 
the towne shall be cutt off two foote att the lower end of the doore, 
and laid flatt with a planke, or else paved six foote withoutt their 
cellar doores. and this to bee done by tlie first of October next, on 
the poenalty of twelve pence a weeke for every weekes neglect 
after the day proefixed. 

Itt is ordered that what marishes about this neck cannott bee fed, 
and are capable of mowing, shall bee lett outt for mowing by the 
To'vne Treasurer for the townes use. As also to improove the 
Cedar swamp att Muddy river for what grass may bee cutt therein. 

24: 4: 58. 

Att a meeting of M''. Wm. Paddy, M'. Tho. Lake, M^ Jacob 
Sheafe, Ens. Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 



Boston Town Records, 1658. 147 

Martin Stebin is allowed to draw beere for a yeare provided hee 
provide a meet person to take care of that employment. 

29: 4: 58.. 

Att a meeting of M*". Jacob Sheafe, M^ Tho. Lake, Ens. Jos. 
Scotto, Ens. Jno. Hull, M"". Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis. 

David Cliapin is admitted an inhabitant. 

Sarah Brewster is admitted an inhabitant. 

[145.] Whereas many children and others are exposed to 
many dangers by Carts, either bj- being left carelessly in the 
streetes Avithont their drivers, or else by the Carters riding' through 
the towne in their Carts, Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth 
all horse-carts shall bee led by the carters with a raj'ne, and shall 
nott be left loose in any streete, butt shall bee tyed to some place 
where they may not break loose. And itt is further ordered that 
no other Carters shall bee permitted to ride in their Carts, when 
they drive through the towne, nor leave their oxen standing loose 
in any streete ; And in case any shall bee scene to act contrarj- to 
this order, they shall pay two shillings for every such offence, and 
this order to take place upon every Cart that shall come to this 
towne after due publication. 

The Cedar swamp att Muddy river is lett to Ralph IMason his 
heyres and assignes for fifty yeares next ensuing, after the first of 
March next, in consideration whereof, hee shall pay yearly every 
first of March fourty shilUngs in wheate and pease proportionately ; 
and hee is to pay fourt}' shillings for this sulner, and a fayre livery 
Cupboard for the towne house. 

AVhereas many careless persons carry fire from one house unto 
another in open fire pans or brands ends, by reason of which 
greatt damage may accrew to the towne ; It is therefore ordered 
that no person shall have liberty to carry fire from one house to 
another, without a safe vessell to secure itt from the wind, upon 
the poenalty of ten shillings to bee paid bj- every party so fetching, 
and halfe so much by those that permitt them so to take fire. 

Whereas there is an order in force for restraint of swine (within 
this towne of Boston) from passing the bounds of their owners 
styes or fences, which though judged meete to abide as an act, 
wherein the good and welfare of this place is much concerned ; 
3-ett considering the present complaints of many for want of Corue 
to keepe their swine up with, and the unfitness of the season of 
the yeare for slaughter ; And that no just grievance maj' bee to 
any by denying the benefitt of grazing in the coiiion this summer j 
Itt is therefore hereby declared that no advantage shall bee taken 
against any by force of the present order untill the first of Octo- 
ber next, provided their swine bee sufficientl}' j'oaked and ringed as 
the law formerly hath provided in that case. And whereas for the 
evading of the fines to bee leavied by distress for trespasses of swine 
according to towne order, many have refused to owne their swine, 
Itt is therefore ordered hereb3^ that if no owner shall appeare, the 
hoggs trespassing shall bee forfeited to the towne, iif nott owned, 
and both fine and damage done by them to bee satisfyed within one 
weeke. 



148 City Document No. 46. 

[146.] 26: 5: 58. 

Att a meeting of ]\r. AVm. Paddy, Jacob Sheafe, Jos. Scotto, 
Tiio. Lake, Jno. Hull, and AYm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that there bee two houses of easement sett upp 
aboutt the dock for the accoinodation of strangers and others. 

Itt is ordered that M'. Woodmans3-es house shall bee sutliciently 
repayred before winter. 

Whereas Ens. Scotto hath erected a porch in part upon the 
towncs ground, hee shall pay twelve pence by the 3'eare while hee 
enjoyes itt. 

29: 5: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Paddy, M"'. Jacob Sheafe, Jos. 
Scotto, Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, and Vim. Davis. 

Wm. Pollard and Jos Gridley are chosen executioners of the 
order aboutt swine being yoaked and ringed, till the other order 
for shutting up take place, and then for the observance of that 
order for this yeare. 

12: 6: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Paddy, M^ Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Upon the complaint of greatt anoyance b}' tan Fatts of M''. 
Batts ; Itt is ordered that hee shall forthwith remoove what ever 
offensive upon poenalty of twenty shillings, and if he transgress 
againe in the same kind hee shall pay twenty shillings for ever3^ 
offence. 

29: 7: 58. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Broughton,M^ Tho. Lake, ]\P. Jacob 
Sheafe, Jos. Scotto, Wm. Davis, and Jno. Hull. 

Itt is ordered the Treasurer shall leavy fourty shillings of Jno. 
Conny for burning brickes contrary to order. 

Also to leavy of James Nash 20s. for anoyance of the townes 
high way. 

15: 8: 58. 

Att a publick meeting of the freemen Itt was voted that the Gen. 
Court bee desired to make a law against publick houses entsrtain- 
ment of an)' inhabitants to drink on the night after the Sabbath is 
ended. 

29: 9: 8. 

Att a meeting of I\P. Tho. Broughton, M"". Jacob Sheafe, Ens. 
Jos. Scott, Ens. Jno. Hull, M''. Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer shall pay to Jno. Mellowes 
fifty shillings which is in full payment for a house and ground pur- 
chased of him by the select men of the towne some 3'eares since. 

[147.] John Rodes is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer pay Jonathan Negus his 
house rent for this yeare. 

AVhereas lifteene pounds were given by M'. W". Paddy as a legacy 
to the poore of the towne, itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer 
shall dispose of the same according to order. 



Boston Town Kecords, 1658-9. 149 

3: 11: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Jacob Sheafe, M^ Tho. Bronghton, M/. 
Tho. Lake, Ens. Jos. Scott, Ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that fift}' shillings shall bee allowed to M''. Ilez. 
Usher outt of his next ^-eares assessment. 

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall forthwith provide sixe 
substantiall ladders and three iron hookes, as also to gett the leather 
bucketts repayred for the townes use, 

Ben. Negoos is fined ten shillings for his chimny being on fire 
twice. 

David Faulkner is fined twenty shillings for intertaining Henry 
Terry contrary to a towne order. 

Richard Staines is fined five shillings for his chimn}- flaming outt 
on fire contrary to a towne order. 

31 : 11: 1658. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, M'. Tho. Broughton, M^ Tho. 
Lake, M^ Jacob Sheafe, Ens. Jos. Scottow, and Ens. Jno. Hull. 

Itt is ordered that fourty shillings bee given to the "widow Fur- 
nell b}' the Treasurer to relieve her in low condition. 

28: 12: 1658. 

Att a meeting of Ens. Jno. Hull, Jos. Scottow, M"". Jacob 
Sheafe, Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas a high way was laid outt att Muddy river, as b}'' a 
record dated June 8th, 1658, through the land of Jno. White, att 
Muddy river, and so b}^ Tho. Gardners to the farme of Isaac 
Stedman, itt is hereby declared that the said way so laid out shall 
bee reputed the townes high way, and the other way in the 
lane is hereby relinquished. And itt shall bee lawful for the said 
Jno. White either to fence outt the said high way, or else to sett 
up gates such as may bee easj' for opening to travellers, and if 
any leave the said gates open att au}^ time, they shall pay five 
shillings for every defect, being legally convicted thereof. 

[148.] 7:1: 1658-59. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice. 

Capt. Tho. Savage and ]\P. Anthony Stodard are chosen for Dep- 
utyes for the Gen. Court for thej-eare ensuing. 

Capt. James Oliver was chosen CouTiissioner to carry in the 
votes for magistrates and Count}- Treasurer. 

Whereas formerly itt was a custome among us to make choyce of 
Deputyes and all officers in the towne upon the second 2d day in 
March yearely. And it being judged convenient that the Freemen 
should meete distinctly as to what concerns them, Itt is therefore 
ordered that the select men shall for the future appoint the times of 
meeting for the Freemen, distinct from the general townes meetings, 
as they shall judge meete. 

9 : 4 : 59. 

Whereas Jeremy Murrells hath entertained Wm. Robins as a 
sojourner into his family, the said Jeremy Murrells doth bind his 



150 City Document No. 46. 

heyres and executors to secure the towne from any charge that may 
arise by the said Robins in a bond of twenty pounds daring his 
abode with him. 

his 

Jeremy X Muurells. 

mark. 

[149.] 4:1: 1G5S-59. 

Att a Generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house were chosen for the yeare ensuing. 

Select men M''. Thos. Broughton, Ens. Jos. Scotto, Ens. Thos. 
Lake, Ens. Jno. Hull, M^ Jacob Sheafe, M^ Ilezekiah Usher, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Constables, M^ Tho. Brattle, M^ Jno. Jolliff, M''. Symon 
Lynde, and M"". John Chickley. James Bill for Rumny Marsh, 
Winchester for Mudd^- River. 

Surveyors of high wayes. Henry Blake, .Tho. Walker, Robt. 
Samford, and Ed. Cowell. Robert Butcher for Rumny Marsh. 

Packer of fish and meate, William Diusdale. 

Clerkes of the markctt, Sam. Norden, Tho. Baker. 

Sealers of leather, Bartholmew Cheevers, William Courser. 

Water bayliffs, Alexander Adams, Rich. Gridley. 

Itt is ordered that the Instructions formerly given to the select 
men, in writing, bee still in force till the towne present others to 
them. 

Itt is ordered that in case of fire breaking outt in any parts of this 
towne, which may possibl}^ threaten ruine to a greatt part thereof 
iff not seasonably prevented by pulling downe some liouse or houses 
to that end ; Itt shall therefore bee lawful for the major part of 
the magistrates, Couiissioners, and select men, that shall then 
bee present att the fire, or for any three of them mett together, and 
two of them concurring, to cause any house, or part thereof, to bee, 
puld downe ; And that whatever house or part thereof bee paid 
downe by their order, shall againe bee repayred and made good 
by the towne to him or them who shall so have their houses 
puld down or impayred ; and the former order in p. 105 of this 
booke is hereby repealed. 

Itt is ordered that Leiut. Hudson shall throw open the lane by 
Elder Pens ao formerly. 

[150.] The towne this day made demand of a high way to 
Gentry Hill, through Leiut. Turner's ground, according to a former 
order of towne in 1G40, which is accordingly to bee made good 
by the said Turner. 

Upon a debate aboutt the order for cellar doores and the imposi- 
tion of 12rf. upon each doore annually. 

Itt was voted in the affirmative that the said order shall remayne 
in force. 

24 : 1 : 1658-59. 

Att a meeting of Ens. Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, M^ Hez. Usher, 
Mr. 'J'ho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 
Ens. Jno. Hull is chosen Treasurer. 
]\r. Tho. Lake, sealer of weights and measures. 
Wm. Davis, Recorder. 



Boston Town Records, 1059. 151 

28: 1: 1659. 

Att a meetiug of M^ Tho. Bronghton, M'. Tho. Lake, Ens. Jos. 
Scottow, Kus. Juo. Hull, M'. Hcz. Usher, and Vim. Davis. 

Jno. Dawes is ordered to oversee the youth att the new meeting- 
house, that they behave themselves revei'entlr in the time of divine 
worship, and to act according to his instructions therein. 

Itt is ordered that no person, whether watchman or any other, 
shall, att any time, take tobacco, or bring lighted match, or fire 
underneath or aboutt any part of the towne house except in case of 
military exercise, upon the penalty of twenty shillings for every 
such offence, except under covert for the use of the house above. 

31: 1: 59. 

Att a meeting of ]\P. Tho. Broughton, W. Tho. Lake, M'. Heze- 
kiah Usher, Ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Upon information that Jno. White, of Muddy River, hath stopt 
up the high way that was laid outt through his feild with a stone 
wall. 

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall issue forth a warrant for a 
fine of twenty shillings for his offence, to bee leavied by distress 
1)3" the Constable, and so from day to day twenty shillings till the 
said White open the way againe. 

25: 2: 59. 

Att a meeting of M"". Tho. Lake, M"". Hez. Usher, Ens. Jos. 
Scottow, Jno. Hull, and AVm. Davis. 

Clement Gross is allowed to draw beere for the 3'eare ensuing, if 
the County Court accept. 

Whereas Orlnndo Bagley hath intertained Abell Benjamin into 
his famil}' as a sojourner, the said Orlando doth bind himselfe, 
heyres and assignes in twenty- pounds to the townes Treasurer, to 
secure the towne from charge that may any way arise by the said 
Benjamin. W^ittnes fiis hand. 

Orlando Bagley. 

[151.] Whereas information is given of a considerable tract of 
meadow and upland belonging to this towne, which lays obscured 
under the claime of M''. Cogaus farme in Rumny Marsh. Now to 
the end that the towne might nott loose itts right, nor yett by any 
claime of the said towne the said Cdgans just due diminished ; itt is 
therefore ordered that a surve^yor bee speedily sent to measure the 
said land, and according to the right due either to towne or person 
aforesaid, to sett out the bounds, that the cleare right of the said 
Cogan may bee settled on a sure foundation, and the towne advan- 
taged to make improovement of what shall appeai'e justly to be their 
owne. 

5: 3: 59. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Lake, M'. Tho. Broughton, Hezekiah 
Usher, Jno. Hull, and AVm. Davis. 

Richard Gridley is chosen overseer for the swine, and to leavy 
two shillings, sixe peneeby distress for every swine either unyoaked 
or unrung. And itt is hereby declared that the former order for 



152 City Document No. 46. 

shutting up swine is onely suspended by reason of scarcity of 
corne. 

Tho. Blott is chosen Cow keeper for this yeare, and to have 
two shillings, sixe pence for every head. 

IG: 3: 59. 

Att a meeting of M''. Tho. Broughton, M"". Hezekiah Usher, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Francis Easts son is appointed to keepe the sheepe this yeare, 
for which every owner shall pay Gd. for every sheepe, and two 
pence for every lamb. 

30: 3: 59. 

Att a meeting of W. Hez. Usher, M'. Tho. Broughton, M'. 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Jno. Wakefield is fined twenty shillings for entertaining , 

contrary to the towne order. 

Evan Thomas is fined twenty shillings for entertaining Tho. 
Somes, contrary to a towne order. 

Henry Kemble is fiued twenty shillings for entertaining Wm. 
Robins, contrary to towne order. 

Itt is ordered that the cellar by the armoury bee laid under a 
fine of twenty shilling^ if not secured from danger b}' the lUth of 
the next month, and this to be notifyed to Capt. Francis Norton. 

Notice was accordingly given to Capt. Norton the same da}^, 
and promise to secure the same cellar. 

[152.] 13: 4: 59. 

Att a meeting of the inhabitants upon publick notice from house 
to house. 

Francis Hudson is chosen a measurer of salt aboard of ships 
according to law. 

Itt is ordered that the title of the land in M''. Cogans hand shall 
be prosecuted by the select men. 

Itt is ordered that there shall bee a moderator chosen annually 
to regulate publick towne meetings, and for this present yeare 
Wm. Davis is chosen. 

Whereas sundry inhabitants in this towne have nott so well 
attended to former orders made for the securing the towne from 
charge by sojourners, inmates, h3'red servants, journeymen, or other 
persons that come for help in physick or ch^rurgery, whereb}' no 
litle damage hath alread}', and much more may accrew to the 
towne. For the prevention whereof Itt is therefore ordered, that 
whosoever of our inhabitants shall henceforth receive any such 
persons before named into their bowses or employments without 
liberty granted from the select men, shall pny twenty shillings for 
the first weeke, and so from weeke to weeke, twent}' shillings, so 
long as they retaine them, and shall beare all the charge that may . 
accrew to the Towne by every such sojourner, journeyman, hired 
servt., Inmate, &c., received or emploj'ed as aforesaid. Pro- 
vided, alwayes, that if any person so receiving any shall, within 
fifteene da3-es, give suflBcient security unto the select men that the 



Boston Town Records, 1G59. 153 

Towne ma}^ be secured from all charges that ma}- arise b}- any 
person received, and that the persons so received bee not of noto- 
rious evill life and manners, their line abovesaid shall bee remitted 
or abated according to the discretion of the select men. Aud iLt 
is further ordered that if after bond given by an}', they give such 
orderl}' notice to the select men that the towne may bee fully 
cleared of such person or persons so received according to law, 
then their bonds shall be given in againe. 

25: 5: 59. 

At a meeting of Ens. Jos. Scottow, M"". Hez. Usher, Ens. Jno. 
Hull, Ens. Tho. Lake. 

Martin Stebins is licensed to draw beere for this yeare. 

L. Robt. Turner is licensed to keepe a house of publick entertain- 
ment for the yeare ensuing. 

Ens. Hull is appointed to lett out the "marsh that is fitt to bee 
mowed upon the neck to the best advantage of the towne, to such 
as shall bee willing to hire them. 

[153.] 26: 6: 59. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, Jno. Hull, Hez. Usher, Jos. 
Scotto, Tho. Lake. 

Whereas a parcell of land was formerly lett to Jno. Shaw, 
and is since made over to M"". Symon Lynde by the said 
Shaw, Itt is hereby declared that the said Lynde is reputed the 
rentor of the said land from the towne, according to a deed drawn 
at Large. 

28: 9: 59. 

At a meeting of Ens. Jno. Hull, Ens. Jos. Scottow, Ens. Tho. 
Lake, M^ Hez. Usher, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Joy, John Jackson, and Hugh Drury shall 
forthwith survey the mill bridge whether the foundation and timber 
worke bee firme, and accordingly to make their returne. 

Matthew Barnes is fined twenty shillings in case the mill bridg 
bee nott sufficientl}' secured from damage by the next fift day. 

This da}- was coiiiitted to the Constables a country rate for 
two hundred sixt}' pounds, eighte^ne shillings, for the Country, 
and for the towne a rate of two hundred seventy one pounds, six- 
teene shillings. 

Whereas Ens. Jos. Scottow and partners are erecting a new 
draw-bridg, there is the same liberty granted to them to cutt or 
make use of the townes high way for their better accoiiiodation, 
provided they make up and keepe in repaire the said high way 
from time to time, according to a former grant to Wm. Franckliu 
and Jos. Scotto, in page 109. 

30: 11: 1659. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Courser is allowed to draw beere the 3'eare ensuing. 
Instructions were given to the Water Bayliffes to cleare the 



154 City Document No. 46. 

Flatts of all matters of anoyance by stones, ballast, &c., and to 
cleare the ends of the streetes to the said Flatts, on poenalty of 
anoyances in the streetes. 

Goody Upsall is allowed to draw beere the yeare ensuing. 

26: 12: 1659. 

Att a meeting of Ens. Jno. Hull, Tho. Broughton, Tho. Lake, 
Jos. Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, and Wm. Davis. 

[154.] 5: 1. 1659-60. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon pnblick notice Capt. Tho. 
Savage and M"". Anthony Stodard are chosen Deputyes for the 
Gen. Court for the yeare ensuing. 

M''. Edward Tynge was chosen Coinissioner to carry in the 
votes for magistrates and Count}' Treasurer.* 

[155.] 12: 1: 1659-60. 

Att a generall Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house, were chosen for the j-eare ensuing. 

Moderatour, AYm. Davis. 

Select men, John Hull, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake. Wm. Davis, 
Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams. Tho. Broughton. 

Clerkes of the markett, Joseph Kellog, Tho. Dewer. 

Surveyors of high wayes, Theoph. Frary, Jno. Peirce, Tho. 
Boj'den, Rich. Way, Wra. Hacy for Rumny JMarsh. 

Sealers of leather, Wm. English, Wm. Courser. 

Water Bailiffes, Alexander Adams, Richard Gridley. 

Packer of meate and fish, Wm. Dinsdale. 

Whereas the Constables of Muddy River and Rumnj' Marsh have 
nott cleared their accounts with the Towne Treasurer att this day, 
there is hereby granted them one month more to effect the same, 
which, if longer defended, they ai'e to serve in the place of Constables 
another yeare : butt in case they issue all accounts within a month, 
then to bee discharged, nnd to succede them in their places 

Constables. Ben. Child for Muddy River. 

Jno. Grover for Rumny Marsh. 

In the Towne, Wm. Alford, Jno. Baker, Henr}' Bishop, Augus- 
tine Lyndon. 

Resolved upon the Question 

Whether the contract made by the select men in '56, with Capt. 
James Johnson, respecting the Townes wast land in the marish 
next Ben. Ward's, should bee in force for ever, itt was voted in the 
affirmative. 

Itt was voted that the instructions given formerly to the select 
men should bee in force still. 

Resolved upon the Question 

Whether the select men being necessitated to give security to 
the overseers of Capt. Keayne's will for his legac^y of £60 to the 
use of the poore, should bee secured by the Towne from damage 
to their owne estates, or the estates of their successors as select 
men, itt was voted in the affirmative. 

* There is a wrong entry on this page cancelled at the time. 



Boston Town Records, 1660. 155 

At a meeting of the selectmen the same daj' Wm. Davis was 
chosen Recorder. 

Jno. Hull was chosen Treasurer. 

Capt. Hutchinson, Jos. Scottow, and Jno. Tuttill are appointed 
for peraiiibulation with Maiden. 

[156.] Nat. WilUams was chosen sealer of weights and 
measures. 

2G: 1: IGGO. 

Att a meeting of M''. Tho. Broughton, Ens. Jos. Scottow, Ens. 
Jno. Hull, Ilezekiah Usher, Ens. Tho. Lake, Nat. Williams, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Lieut. Hudson shall lay open the high wa\' to 
Gentry- Hill l\y this day month, npon penalty of 10s. 

Ens. Scottow, Nat. Williams, and Wm. Davis are appointed to 
order Herman's fence that stands upon the towne high way. 

It is ordered that Matthew Barnes, within one weeke, take in his 
fence to the line, npon the poenalty of twenty shillings. 

Itt is ordered that Wm. Waters lay open the high way through 
his garden to the mill ward within a weeke, on the poenalty of 
twenty shillings. 

Whereas there was liberty granted to James Johnson, Tho. 
Buttolpli and others, to make use of a place for the watering 
leather, and to enjoy the said land during the Townes pleasure ; 
and whereas itt is judged convenient to improove the saicl land for 
the Townes further beneiitt, Itt is ordered that the said land shall bee 
taken into the Townes hand unless the present possessors bee 
willing to allow 40s. -per annum during the Townes pleasure. 

30: 2: IGGO. 

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, Hez. Usher, Nat. 
Williams, Jno. Hull, Tho. Broughton, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas in the year ('4G) or thereaboutts the select men gave 
liberty to Henry Bridgam to sett part of his barke house upon part 
of the townes land, and builded a part of his dweUing house npon 
the said land, Itt is hereby declared that for and in consideration of 
fourty pounds to bee paid by him towards the erecting of an Almes- 
house in this Towne, the said land as itt is now built upon and 
fenced in (except the fence before. his gate and pitts which is to 
bee set straight) , is hereby confirmed to the said Henry Bridgam, 
his heyres, executors and assignes for ever. 

Eobert Blott is chosen Cow keeper. 

Jno. Vyall is allowed to draw beare for the yeare ensuing. 

Capt. James Johnson is to enjoy the lime-pitts that formerly hee 
enjoyed for seven years, paying ten shillings per annum every first 
of March. 

[157.] 28: 3: IGGO. 

Att a meeting of Joshua Scottow, Tho. Broughton, Hez. Usher. 
Nath. Williams, and Jno. Hull. 

Itt is ordered that Capt. Oliver shall have the iillowance of £7 
in cash in consideration of a barreU of powder granted him for tliia 
yeare for saluting of ships. 



156 City Docuivient No. 46. 

25: 4: 60. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams, Joshua Scottow, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis, and Tho. Lake. 

Jtt is ordered that the Treasurer shall pa3- M"". Snelling fivety 
foure shillings for ph^'sick administered to Robt. Higgins. 

Itt is ordered the Treasurer shall pay for old Besses lodging to 
Williams. 

30: 5: 60. 

Att a meeting of Nath. Williams, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Jno. 
Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed with Capt. Tho. Breedon, and his associates, that in 
consideration of their charge of erecting a sufficient wharfe and 
high wa}^ before the lane by Jno. Philips house, to bee kept and 
maintained by the said undertakers, thc}- shall enjoy the profitts of 
the said wharf for the space of twenty-one yeares from the time of 
finishing the said work, provided they leave the said wharfe and 
high way att the end of the said terme, in good repay re, or else to 
pa}' twenty pounds to the towne. And itt shall bee in the liberty 
of any inhabitant to come in as a partner in the same worke within 
sixe monthes after the finishing the said worke, they paying their 
equall proportion of charge. 

20: 6: 60. 

Att a Townes meeting upon publick notice from house to house. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke was chosen Comissioner to joyne with the 
select men for making the Countrey Rate for this yeare. 

Itt is ordered that the case respecting the draw-bridge in all 
respects bee determined by the Commissioners and select men, or 
the major part of them. 

AYhereas there was a streete ordered formerh' from M^ Haughes 
house to the Gentry Hill, and that Lieut. Robt. Turner hath lately 
erected a new house in the said line. 

Itt is ordered that the select men with the foure Captaines shall 
have power to order the said streete to the best advantage of the 
towne. 

Itt is ordered that in consideration of the high wayes (that are 
laid outt through the marsh left to Capt. Johnson) , to bee made and 
maintained for ever by the said Johnson, and ten shillings per 
annum added to the rent for ever, hee shall enjoy the flatts before 
the said marsh in proportion with other inhabitants. 

[158.] Whereas itt is found by sad experience that many 
youthes in this Towne, being put forth Apprentices to severall 
manufactures and sciences, but for 3 or 4 ^-eares time, contrary- to 
the Customes of all well governed places, whence they are uncapa- 
ble of being Artists in their trades, besides their unmeetenes att 
the expiration of their Apprentice-ship to take charge of others 
for government and manuall instruction in their occupations which, 
if nott timely amended, threatens the welfare of this Towne. 

Itt is therefore ordered that no person shall henceforth open a 
shop in this Towne, nor occupy any manufacture or science, till hee 
hath compleated 21 years of age, nor except hee hath served seven 



BosTOiSr Town Records, 1660. 157 

yeares Apprentice-ship, l\v testimony under the hands of sufficient 
■witnesses. And tliat all Indentures made betwecne any master 
and ser\-ant shall bee brought in and enrolled in the Towne's Records 
within one month after the contract made, on penalty of ten shill- 
ings to bee paid by the master att the time of the Apprentices being 
made free. 

Itt is ordered that the old burying place shall nott bee broken up 
any more withoutt leave of some two of the select men first obtained. 

27: 6: 60. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, Jno. Hull, Thomas Broughton, 
Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, Hez. Usher, and Nat. Williams. 

AYm. Blantan is allowed to keepe a house of publick intertain- 
ment, if the court please to consent, for this yeare. 

Itt is ordered that Mis. Sheafe shall pay two shillings per annum 
for the porch shee hath erected, and not to bnild upon itt, and to 
enjo}- itt dnring the Townes pleasure. 

At a meeting of the above named selectmen. 

Capt. Tho. Savage, M^ Rich. Parker, M^ Ed. Rawson, M^ 
Jeremiah Howchin and M^ Anthony Stodard being ordered att 
a publick Townes meeting to determine the case respecting the 
draw-bridg. 

Itt is ordered that M'. Scottow shall pull downe the Hutts att the 
two ends of the Bridg on the south side, and that by Humphry 
Milams, within one month after this day, on poenalty of twenty 
shillings, and so from month to month to pay twenty shilUngs till 
they are pulled downe. 

[159.] 25 : 8 : 60. 

Att a meeting of Jno. Hull, Nat. Williams, Hez. Usher, Tho. 
Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Evan Thomas is allowed to keepe a house of publick intertain- 
ment for the yeare ensuing. 

29: 8: 60. 

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Broughton, Jno. Hull, Tho. Lake, 
Hez. Usher, Nat. AVilliams, and Wm. Davis. 

AVhereas great inconveniences may arise by breaking up the 
Towne high wayes, to lay dreanes for the accoinodation of severall 
family es, the practice whereof hath beene taken up withoutt 
license from the select men. 

Itt is therefore ordered that no person shall henceforth breake up 
any part of the Townes land, in any streetes thereof, for any such 
use as aforesaid, withoutt license from the select, on poenalty of 
twenty shillings for every such offence. 

Itt is ordered that the Town Treasurer shall pay three pounds 
to Mis. Cooke for her services in curing the Spanish Captives. 

5: 9: 60. 

Att a Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house to house. 

Itt is ordered that in the order against footeball playing these 
wordes bee added (inclosures withoutt the owners consent) , folio 
139. 



158 City Document No. 46. 

Itt is ordered that the Coinissioners and select men, or the 
major part of them, shall bee impowred to answer M^ Scottowes 
Petition aboutt the bridge in behalfe of the Towne. 

Itt is ordered that the select men shall ratify and confirme M'. 
Henry Webbs land upon Fort hill to his Executors to their proper 
use for ever. 

Whereas M'. Henrj'' Webb bequeathed £100 to the Towne to 
bee improoved for the use of the poore, according to his will, and 
to bee reserved to that end from time to time. 

Itt is ordered that the said £100 bee improoved by the select men 
for the end aforesaid in some building titt for that end, and that in 
case of fire hapning which may consume itt, the Towne shall reedify 
the like fabrick to the end afore said. 

[160.] Itt is ordered that the select men shall have power to 
make use of a piece of ground in the coIITon for the erecting an 
almes house upon, with suitable accommodation, or to Exchange a 
l^iece of the Townes land for a place more convenient. 

Itt is ordered that any one of the select men shall have power to 
execute the order against gallopers in the strcetes. 

Itt is ordered that the old burying place shall bee wholly deserted 
for some convenient season, and the new places appointed for bui-y- 
ing onely made use off. 

31: 10: 60. 

Att a meeting of Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Nat. 
Williams, Wm. Davis, and Jno. Hull. 

Upon consideration of the greatt expences Ralph Mason and 
his associates have beene att already, and are like further to bee att 
in subduing the Cedar Swamp att Muddy river, Itt is agreed that 
ten yeares shall bee added to their lease upon the same rent men- 
tioned therein. 

28: 11: 60. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, Nat. Wilhams, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed that Tho. Grub, sen., shall enjoy the pitts by Henry 
Bi'idgams, that formerly Tho. Buttolph, sen., possessed, hee paying 
rent in proportion with Capt. Johnson, and to enjoy them for seven 
3^eares. 

In reference to the accounts of Tho. Joy and partner for the 
building of the towne house, stayre cases and Conduit, and the 
compleating of the said w^orke, Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall 
pa}' to the said Joy sixe hundred and eighty pounds (deducting 
what hath beene already paid) outt of the Treasury or next Towne 
rate ; whereb}- all contracts made with the said Jo}^ are performed 
as per his owne hand to a writing of this date. 

25: 12: 60. 

Att a meeting of Nat. Wilhams, Hez. Usher, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, Wm. Davis, and Jos. Scottow. 

Wm. Ballendine is fined ten shillings for breaking up the high way 
withoutt leave to lay a dreane. 



Boston To^\'N Records, 1660-61. 159 

[161.] Whereas the order bearing date 25 : 6 : 56, prohibitts 
onely Butchers I'rom throwing garbidg, &c., over wharfes and into 
the dock, Itt is hereby ordered that the same order shall bee in 
force against all other persons whatsoever (upon the same panialt}^ 
in that order recited) that shall offend by casting any thing that may 
annoy, into the same dock. 

Whereas a high wa}' is laid outt through the land of Jno. White, 
at Muddy river, whereby hee pretends much damage, Itt is there- 
fore ordered that his proportion of ordinary rates to towne and 
country for the foure next yeares shall bee allowed him by the 
Towne, which allowance is accepted b}^ the said White for full sat- 
isfaction. 

Capt. James Johnson and Amos Richardson have liberty to sett 
a fence aboutt the spring for the better accommodation of the 
Towne in the use of the water, and preserving the said spring 
from anoyance by cattell, provided they make another convenient 
watering place for cattell ; And in consideration of their charge 
herein, the Treasurer is oi'dered to allow them fourty shillings. 

4: 1: 60-Gl. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice. 

M^ Edward lynge and Capt. Tho. Savage are chosen Deputyes 
for the yeare ensuing, both in ordinary and Extraordinary Courts. 

M^ Tho. Brattle is chosen Coiuissioner to carry in the votes for 
magistrates and County Treasurer. 

Itt is desired that Elder Penn, Capt. Hutchinson, and M^ Tho. 
Brattle, with the select men, draw up instructions for the Deput3'es 
of the Gen. Court, and to present them to the next meeting of the 
Freemen for their concurrence. 



[Here ends that part of the town records contained in the first 
volume. The following entry is written at the bottom of the page.] 



160 



City Document No. 46. 



Ata Generall Court held at Bostone, 30th of May, 1660, At the 
motion of some of the Inhabitants of Bostone. 

It is ordered that the select men of that Towne, from time to 
time, shall and hereby' Impowred to order the improvement and 
feedinge of theire Coinons within the necke of land, by such cattle 
as they shall iudge meete ; any lawe, usage, or Custom to the 
Contrarie notwithstandinge. 

This is a true Coppie of the Courts order, as Attests. 

Edward Rawson, 

Secy. 

1658, 26 of 5th.* 

Margaret Noriss, an Irishwoman, is Admitted into the Town, and 
David Faulkoner is bound to secure the Town (from any charge as 
respecting her). In a bond of seven pound. Witness his hand. 
David D. F. Faulkner. 

marko of, 

*Tliis entry, about Margaret Noriss, is on the following page. No. 162 in order. 
P. 163 is blank ; p. 164 has a memorandum of penal orders in the book. On p. 165 is 
a list as follows : — 

The list is almost illegible now, and I have relied largely upon the copy made by 
Mr. jNIorsc for the city. 

12th of the 6th, August, 1636. 

At a general meeting of the richer inhabitants there was given towards the main- 
tenance of a free school master for the youth with us, Mr. Daniel Maud being now 
also chosen thereunto : — 



The Governor, Mr. Hemy Vane, Esq., 

xl. 
The Deputy Governor, Mr. John Win- 

throp, Esq., x I. 
Mr. liichard Bellingham, xl s. 
Mr. Wm. Coddington, xxx s. 
Mr. "Winthrop, Jr., xx s. 
Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, xx «. 

Mr. Robte. Kcayne, xx s. 

Mr. Thomas Olyvar, x s. 
Thomas Leveritt, x s. 
William Coulbourn, viii s. 
John Coggeshall, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Coggan, xx s. 
Robte. Harding, xiii s. iiii d. 
.John Newgate, x s. 
Richard TuttcU, x s. 
Wm. Aspenall, viii s. 
John Sampford, viii s. 
Samuel Cole, x s. 
William Balstonc, vi s. 8 d. 

William Brenton, . 

James Penne, vi s. 8 d. 
Jacob Ellyott, vi a. 8 d. 



Nicholis Willys, . 

Raphe Hudson, x 8. 

William Hudson, . 

William reircc, xx s. 
John Audlcy, iiii s. 
John Button, vi s. 
Edward Bendall, v s. 
Isaac Grosse, vs. 
-ZakyeBosworth, iiii*. 
William Salter, iiii s. 
James Pcnnyman, v s. 
John Pembcrton, iiia. 
John Bigses, iiii s. 
Samuell Wilkes, x «. 

Mr. Cotton, . 

Mr. Wilson, xx s. 
Richard Wright, vi s. viii d, 
Thomas Marshall, vi s. 8 d. 
Wiliiam Talmagc, iiii s. 
Richard Gridlcy, iiii s. 
Thomas Savidge, v s. 
Edward Eansforde, v «. 
Edward Hutchinson, iiii ». 



On the last page is wi-itten, — 

" An order of the General! Court made the 3d mo. 

" The chosen men of the townes are to see that parents traine up their children in 
learninge, labor, and implojTncnts ; if not, upon presentment of the Grand Jury, or 
other information of their neglect, the sayd Townsmen are subject to fine. 

" They may impose fines upon such parents as refuse to give the account of their 
childrcns education. 

" With consent of too magistrates they have power to put for apprentice such chil- 
dren whose parents are not able and fit to bringe them up. 

" Every township, or such as arc deputed for the towne affayres, shall present to 
the quarter Court all Idle and unprofitable persons, and all children who are not dili- 
gently imployed per their parents : which Court shall have power to dispose of them 
for tlieir on welfare and common good." 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



/ Adams, 87, 102, 118, 122, 129, 134, 138, 142, 

J 150. lo4. 

( Afldams, 49. 
Addington, 141. 
Adkinson, 111. 

< Alby, 59. 

I Albye, 49. 

(Alcock, 15, 128. 

} Alcockc, 104. 

( Alkok, 109. 
Alcott, 116. 
Aldiich, 50. 
Alford, ln4. 

( Allen, 49, 106. 

? Allin,95, 128. 

( Allyn, 49. 
Allyco, 49. 
Almshouse, 155, 158. 
Ancient townsmen, 123. 

j Anderson, 91, 110. 

I Andersonne, 60. 
Andrew, 133. 
Apotliec.iry, 89. 
Appremices, 87, 137, 156. 
Arbitralion, plan of, 5. 
Armory, 152. 

( Arnal. 112. 

\ Amall, 57. 

( Arnoll, 58. 

( Arnald, 57. 

I Arnold, 63. 

( Arnould, 49. 
ArliUery, 113, 114. 
Ashley, 14;s, 146. 
Ashpinall, 114. 

Aspenall, 9, 10. 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 21, 22, 160. 
Aspinall, 10, 108. 
Aspinanll, 14. 
Aspincll, 8, 9. 
Aspiiinall, 9, 10. 
Aspiaw;dl, 0, 7, 29, 38, 91, 119. 

. A spy n wall, 0. 
Astwood, 10-', 103. 

I Atkinson, 94, 120, 122. 

I Atkinsone, 55. 
Atwood, 71. 
Audley, 9, 160. 

I Audlin, 108. 

( Audlyn, 39. 
Avery, 126. 
Award, 31. 
Ayres, 116. 



< Baokster, 71. 

I Baxter, 43, 95, 122. 

I Bag^ley, 151. 

I Bagley, 151. 

Baker, 03, 'J8, 105, 139, 150, 154. 
Ballendine, 1.j8. 

(Balston, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 
22, 83, 94, 95, 96. 
Balstone, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 
IGO. 
Baulstone, 139. 
Barnard, 108. 
Barnes, 96, 97, 114, 120, 126, 133, 153, 155. 



( Barrel, 86. 

} Barren, 49, 55, 111, 114, 118, 126, 
( Barrill, 36, 95. 
Barrett, lo4. 
Barricade, 119. 
Basse, 71, 96, 97. 
( Bates, 26, 127. 
{ Baytes, 18, 25, 28, 39, 62. 
( Bayts, 28. 
(Bateman, 104, 121. 
I Batman, 110. 
( Baytman, 94. 
Battery, 93, 100, 132. 

the north, 131, 132. 
Batts, 126. 

iBeamesley, 99, 110. 
Beamsley, 23, 92, 100, 102, 108, 129, 131, 
134, 141. 
Beamsly, 62, 98, 138. 
Beaver, 83. 

( Beck, 57, 59, 100, 110, 118, 123. 
} Becke, 23, 78, 83, 85, 95. 
Beer-selling, 91, 112, 126, 131, 132, 136, 140, 

147, 151, 153, 1,54, 155. 
I Belchar, 14. 
I Belcher, 3, 44, 98, 114. 
Belknap, 138. 
Bell, :n, 57, 81,95. 
Bellingham, 2, 3, 4, 20, 27, 44, 45, 48, 52, 53, 
54, 65, 56, 57, 58, 59, 00, 61, 62, OJ, 65, 
66, 67, G8, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 79, b3 
93,111,113, 160. 
Bellingbame, 67. 
Bcllingnam, 44. 
Bell-man, 102, lOS, 128. 
ringing, 96. 

fBendall, 9, 20, 22, 25, 27, 34, 40, 46, 52, 63, 
70, 77, 79, 80, 84, 86, 92, 93, 94, 97, 99, 
106, 136, 160. 
Bendell, 75. 
Bendall'8 cove, 76, 77, 94, 9T. 

dock, 97, 98, 122. 
Benjamin, 151. 

{Benett, 136. 
Benit, 114, J36, 138. 
Bennett, 58, 101, 104, 105, 134. 
Bennitt, 120, 136. 
Berry, 80, 87,89. 
Bibble, 21. 
Bidggood, 41. 
( Bigge, 23, 160. 
{ Biggs, 56. 
( Bigs, 63, 68, 79. 
Big's marsh, 79. 
BiTl, 37, 46, 125, 150. 
Birchall, 124. 
Burchall, 26. 
Bird, 50. 

Births recorded, 71. 
Bishop, 90, 143, 154. 

IBitfeild, 50. 
Bitlicid, 50, 108. 
Blackston, 2. 
Blackstone, 2, 25, 26, 32. 
Blackstone's beach, 72. 

" " rate for, 2. 

Blagne, 137. 
Blake, 128, 137, 143, 150. 



162 



Index of Names. 



Blancher, 88, 105. 
/Blantan, 1-23, 138. 157. 

\ Blanton, 44, 48, 87, 88, 92, 94, 121. 126, 133, 
i 134, 139. 
Blesdale, 141. 
Bligb, 112. 
( Blot, 74. 
} Blole, 95. 

I Blott, 9, 68, 144, 152, 155. 
Blubber-boiling, 118. 
Blue hills, 102. 
Blysse, 50. 
Borne, 100, 107, 108. 

Boston 2 3. 1-2, 38, 39, 43, 44, 54, 55, 56, 57, 
58 59 6 , 62. 63. 67, 69, 72. 73, 77, 80, 84, 
It, 8s 90 92, 96, 97. 101, 103, 105, 108, 109, 
111,113,115,118, 119, 123, 124, 125, 126, 
127i 132, 133, 137, 147, 160. 

{ Bosworth, 9, 160. 

i Bozworlli, 80. 

[Bourne, 23, 27, 118, 121. 

) Bowrn, 110. 

} Bworne, 56, 5S, 59. 

j Bowen, 38. 

I Bowin, 78, 95. 

Boyden, 154. 

Boys in church, 72. 

Brackett, 9. 38, 48, 49. 

Bradford, 46. 113. 

Bradstrect, 124. 

[ Erainlree.^5i 65, 75, 81. 82, 95, 99, 127, 133, 
I 135, 144. 

|Snlr^63!e6,67,71,72,74.77.79,80,84. 
J >J5, 97. 



i Braiuuye, 96, 97. 



j Brantree, 101, 102, lOo, 106. 

Brantrcy, 136. 
1 Brayntree, 59. 
(.Brayntry, 62. 
Branton, 112. 
Braugbton, 119. 
Brcedon, 156. 

Brenton 1, 2. 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, x*, 13, 14, 15, 
16 iVTlS 19, 29 37, 94, 105, 108, 109, 110, 
m, 115, 116 117. 118, 120, 121, 122 123, 
124 125 126, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 
134! 136, 138, 140, 141, 142, 160. 
Brewster, 143, 147. 
Brick-making, 14, 81, 146, 148. 
( Bridgam, 155, 158. 

lHdST;56!V,"^"5, 92, 97, 99. 105, 110, 115, 

117,121,126.133,144,158. 
fBrisco, 88, 90, 143. 
J Briscoe. 48, 52, 53, 54. 
S Briscowe, 53. 
I, Briskoe, 65, 68, 71. 
Brockett, 34. 
Brooks, 121. 

TBrugh'ton. 139, 143, 144, 146, 148. 149. 15C. 

{ 151, 152, 154, 155, 157. 

( Browghton, 112. 
Browne, 22, 24, 26, 32, 66. 68, 95. 
Bruff, 113. 

Buckets-fire, 122, 149. 
Buffer, 7. 
Building regulated, 90. 

Bulrthe town, 109, 116, 119, 126, 130. 
( Burden, 53, 62, 63, 66, 67, 74, 99, 101, 102 
5 106,117. 
( Burdon. 32, 33, 34, 44, 45. 
Burges, 113. 
Burnell, 68. 
Burrill, 94, 135, 140. 
Burying-place, 70, 83, 141, 157, 158, 

'■ " the new, 153. 
Busbby, 92. 

SBuslienall, 31. 
Bushnall. 9, 15. 24. 25, 26. 
Busbnell,141. 



Butcher, 150. 
Butler, 94, <J6. 
I Butcnian,99. 
Butman, 98. 
ButtuU, 30, 56, 59, 114. 
j Button. 60. 

{Butolffs, 90. 
Buttalph, 29, 30. 
Buttoltc, 88, 90, 92, 97. 
Buttolpb, 61, 155,158. 
Buttle, 44, 48, 66, 85. _, ,„ 

Bution, 9, 16, 17, 39, 54, 57, 58, 50, 66, 74, 76. 
92,94,99,104,117,160. 

Cambridge, 52, 56. 61. 62. 69, 106. 119. 123. 

125. 136, 146. 
Cane, 54. 
Cannoneer, 48. 
Captain's Plain, 21, 45, it. 
Captives, 157. 
Carter, 41,49, 53,143. 
Cartter. 95. 
Carts, 147. 

Castle, 77, 78, 84, 89, 140. 
Causeway, The, 71, 74. 80. 
Chafeth, 73, 78. 
( Chafey, 32. 
\ Chaffev, 95. 
( Chaffy, 89. 
Chamberlain, 105. 
Chandler, 91. 
Chapin, 143, 147. 
Chapman, 68. 
Chappell. 32, 33. 
Charlcstown, 33. 113. 
Charlestowne. 27, 28, 54. 57, 100, 106. 123. 
Charleton, 74, 82. 
Charletowne, 69, 71. 
Charlstown, 112, 113. 
Charlstowne, 119. 
Charlton, 95. 
Charltowne, 7. 
Cbeeseborowe, 7. 
Chceseboirowc, 2. __ 
Cheesebrough, 2^47. 
Cheesbrough, 3. 5. 20. 
Chesborowe, 7- 
l_Chescborowe, 61. 
I Cheevers, 150. 
I Chevars, 114. 
Chieklcy, 150. 
Child, 164. 

Chimney-sweepers, 127. 
Cisterns, 115. 
Clapboards. 70. _ 

Clapton in Somersetshire, 34. 

i( 'iTi'k lOG 
C arke. Si! 44, 46, 50, 76, 85, 94, 95, 98, 99, 
100 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 10^, 110, 
112, 113, 118. 120, 126. 128. 134, 143,156. 
Clay, digging of, 67. 
Clerk of the Writs, 71. 
Clifford, 76. 
Clow, 137. 

iCoale, 15. 
Coleii", 12, 13, 29, 38, 42, 65, 92. 113, 114. 
115, 116, 117. 118. 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 
124 125 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 13i, 
133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 
/ Coddtngton', 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9. 14. 15, 16, 17, 
> 18, 2 ',21, 38,41, 160. 

gSn?r3:'8t'2i%,35.41,42.43.44,45. 
I 48. 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58. 
<! Cosgiiin, 62. 

Coggan, 113, 160. 
( Cogin. 106. 

fCogeshall, 8. _ .„ ,. ,. ,. 

Colgeshall, 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, lo, 
J 16, 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 24, 28, 30. 31, 
1 160. 
iCoggeshell. 20. 



Index of Names. 



163 



Colborn'B end, 52, 54, 74, 102. 

fiekl gate, 102. 
fColbornc, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 34, 92, 94, 

96, loo, 101, 102. 
Colbourn, 34. 
Colbourne, 7, 15, 35, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 

92, 93. 
Colbroii, 21, 42, 43, 51, 52, 62, 63, 65, 66, 

67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 

79,81,82,83,84,85, 86,99. 
Colbrone, 95, 97, 98, 99. 
Colburn, 2. 

Coleborne, 61, 99, 101, 102, 108. 
Colebron, 52. 

Coleburno, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61. 
Colobornc, 100. 
Coulborne, 9. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 

18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 

33, 34, 35, 36, 41, 44. 
Coulbourn, 35, 36, 37, 160. 
Coulbouriie, 19, 20, 30, 35, 36. 
Coulbron, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 48, 51. 
fColimore, 1?9. 
Collimoor, 114. 
Collimore, 114. 
Culimore, I 

|air;o:>eeColimore. 
l.Cullymore,J 
j Collins, 134. 
} CoUyiis, 50 

Commissioners, seven chosen, 112. 
" for the Fort, 8. 

" of Rates, 106, 156. 

" to carry votes, 114, 129, 134, 

143, 149, 159. 
Committee of the town, 8. 
Common (and waste lands), 43, 52, 67, 78, 79, 
80, 83, 84, 88, 89, 90, 93, 110, 116, 
119, 126. 135, 154, 158, 160. 
at Mt. VVollaston, 47. 
at Muddy River, 44. 
Commonage, 8S, 124, 160. 
Companies, the six, 65. 
Corapton, 94, 96. 
Concord, 37. 

Conduit, 132, 138, 148, 158. 
Connell, 38. 
I Conney, 146. 
/ Conny, 146, 148. 

Constables, 4, 5, 11, 20, 35, 44, 58, 62, 63, 64, 
69, 70, 73, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 99, 100, 103, 108, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 118, 121, 122, 123, 128, 129, 
133, 134, 140, 143, 150, 154. 
Coogun, 2. 
( Cook, 90, 139. 
} Cooke, 109, 117, 157. 
Cook-shop, 67, 112. 
Coope, 95. 
I Cop, 144. 
( Copp, 90. 

Corn, measures of, 126. 
Con.ncll, 35. 

ICorser, 114. 
Coursar, 33. 
Courser, 26, 55, .59, 60, 73, 74, 75, 90, 103, 
108, 112, 118, 123, 134, 137, 143, 150, 153, 

I 154. 

tCourcsser, 99. 

(Colteu, 103,108,122. 

{ Cotton, 3, 6, 13, 25, 26, 99, 113, 129, 138, 146, 

( 160. 

Court-house, 94. 

Cove, the, 34, 39, 74, 79, 81, 94, 09, 113, 117. 
Covey, 50. 
Co well, 150. 
Coxall, 2. 

(Crabtre,110. 

ICrabtree, 31, 45. 
Cramme, 22, 23, 26. 
Crane, 108. 
Cranwell, 25, 33. 
Creek, the, 2, 100. 



Creek, Fisher's, 21, 28, 30. 
Great, 43. 

Salt, 29. 

( Crichley, 118, 122. 

) Critchley, 46. 

Cromwell, Capt. T., his gift, 102, 108. 
Crumell, 108. 
Crumwell, 102. 
Cunny, 129, 134. 

( Curtis, 83, 140. 

( Curtys, 44. 



Dasset, 50. 
Davenport, 128. 
fDavice, 89,90,91.94. 

Davies, 61. 
I Davis, 52, 53, 54, 69, 72, 73, 80, 84. 91, 92, 
95, 96, 101, 103, 105, 106, 108, 118, 119, 
I 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 

129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 138, 
140, 141, 142, 143, 144, H5, 146, 147, 148, 
149, 150, 151, 152, 15J, 154, 155, 156, 157, 
158. 
Davise, 95. 
Davisse, 25, 33, 34. 
Dawes, 127, 128, 151. 
( Dawson, 58. 
) Dawsonne, 58. 
Day, 57, 60, 63. 
Deacons, 4. 

Dedham, 56, 57, 69, 106. 
Deming, 103, 107. 
( Denit.iee, 14. 
J Denning, 26. 
( Dennis, 69, 105. 
{ Dennys, 19, 31. 
( Dinis, <J5. 
Deputie, the, 8. 

Deputies to the General Court, 10, 11, 14, 18, 
20, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 41, 42, 52, 55, 61, 69, 
73, 88, 90, 99, 100, 103, 108, 113, 118, 128, 
134, 143, 14U, 154, 159. 
Derman, 155. 
Derry falls, 34; 
( Devotion, 106, 118. 
I Devotyon, 121. 
Dewer, 143, 154. 
Dexter, 67. 
Dial post, 75. 
Distress levied, 122, 151. 

{Dinsdale, 129, 13-1, 143, 150, 164. 
Dinsdall, 114. 
Dinsdayle, 118, 123. 
Dinsdell, 137. 
Dock, 94, 148, 170. 

Bendall's, 97, 98, 122. 
head, 142. 
S Doelittell, 114. 
/ Dolille, 123. 
Dorchester, 4, 7, 12, 15, 39, 67, 76, 96, 126, 

127. 
Dorchester necke, 4. 
Dorryfall, 9, 19, 41, 
'Douglas, 55. 
Duglas, 100, 102, 134, 139. 
Dugless, 138. 
Duglice, 88. 
Doutcb. 131. 
Dowse, 45, 143. 
Drains, 157, 158. 
Draw-bridge, 117, 124, 131, 132, 156, 157. 

the new, 153. 
Drummers, 36, 67, 75, 76, 80, 82, 85, 86. 
i Drury, 118, 129, 153. 
I Drurye, 122. 
Ducr, 126. 
( Duncan, 103, 139. 
{ Duncom, 112. 
(Dunkom, 114. 
Dutchman, Peter the, 35, 63. 
IDyar, 29,31. 
I Dyer, 8. 
Dyneley, 16, 24. 



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Index of Names. 



East, 30, 95, 152. 
Envoris, 103, 
Edsell, 143. 
Edwards, 01. 
Eliatt, 100, 101, 102, 107. 
Eliot, 57, 59, 60, 65, 05, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 
73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 
85, 80, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 
96,97,98,99, 146. 
. Eliott, 33, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63. 
i Elliott, 33. 
Ellyot, 7, 9, 16, 17, 52. 

Ellyott, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 
36, 38, 44, 52, 160. 
! Elyott, 21, 34, 35, 36, 37, 41, 42 43, 44, 45, 
[ 40,48,51. 
Eliot's orchard pales, 67. 

barn, 82, 99. 
Elkin, 26. 
Else, 116. 
Emins, 93. 
Engineer, 8. 
England, 134. 
English, 107, 128. 
( Evcrall, 60. 

I Evercll, 54, 105, 106, 138, 139. 
J Everil, 90. 

i Everill, 3, 13, 17, 36, 39, 62, 68, 72, 87, 88, 
1 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
t 108, 130, 144. 
Everett. 129. 
Expedition against Nlnicraft, 121. 



f Fairbancb, 40. 
Fairbancke, 10, 22, 25, 45. 
Fairbancks, 15, .39. 
I Fairbanke, 5, 10,37. 

Fairb.-inks, 19. 
I F.iircbanck, 13. 
i I-^iircbancke, 8, 18, 32, 37, 52. 
1 Faireb.ancks, 35. 
Fuircbank, 26. 
Faircbankos, 74. 
Fairchanks, 103. 
Farobainks, 104. 
Fayrebanck, 57. 
( Fayrebankos, 68, 73. 
/ Fairowe.ither, 29. 
\ Faircwether, 9. 
( Fayrcweather, 28, 29, 30. 
F.allowcll, 41. 
( Faour, 86. 
{ Fawer, 94. 
( Fawr, 92. 
Farnham, 118, 121. 
Farncsids, 122. 
Fatts, 148. 
Faulkner, 149, 160. 
F-iulkoner, 160. 
Fccld, 112. 

Fences, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 33, 39, 52, 53, 54, 
56, 58,61, 6i, 68, 81, 90, 103, 110, 113, 115, 
117, 118, 123, 130, 141, 145, 15J. 
Fences to bo built on land forfeited, 13. 
Ferry, 7, 22, 72, 73, 79, 81, 89, 100, 106, 112, 
113. 
" Charleton, 72, 73, 106. 
Field, near Colbron's, 3, 33. 
" Common, 52. 
" Corn, 9. 

" Fort, 3, 9, 17, 33, 39, 52, 81. 
" Mill, .3, 9, 17, 33, 39, 43, 52, 54, 63, 71, 

72, 74, 70, 78, 7.), 80, 81, 84. 
" Kew, 3, 9, 17, 18, 22, 33, .37, 38, 39, 41, 
44, 45, 48, 52, 57, 58, 60, 66, 68, 71, 
82, 83. 
" Public, 4. 

" Gentry, or Sentry hill, 61, 62, 63. 
Firmin, 1, 2. 
Fiahcr, 125, 134, 135. 
Fish-house, 102. 
Fitch, 24. 
Flack, 54. 



Flats, 107. 

( Flcchar, 114. 

\ Flechcr, 111. 

( Fletcher, 4S, 56, 70, 90, 102, 108. 

( Flint, 18, 47, 80. 

; Flynt, 80. 
Floyd, 120. 
Flud, 05. 

FoUl-kceper, 17, 18, 40. 
Football, 141, 157. 
Foote, 117. 
Fort or Fortification, 70, 71, 77, 81, 82, 86, 87, 

99, 114, l;;3. 
Fort, money lent for, 8, 114. 
Foster, 42, 139. 

( Foule, 42, 46, 101. 

} Fowle, S:, 86, 87, 88, 101. 
Foxery, 113. 

iFr.ainklin, 104, 105. 
Francklin, 83, 89,97,153. 
Franklin, 76, 98, 99, 110, 115, 117. 
Frankling, 68, 79, 84. 
Frary, 133, 154. 
Freind, 51. 
French, 50. 
Fresh brooke, 21, 22, 25, 26, 37, 47, 48. 

pond, 33. 
Fryar, 141. 
Furnell, 149. 



Galleries, boys in, 72, 140, 151. 
( Gallop, 12, 13, 46, 78, 81. 
I Gallopp, 28. 
( Galloppe, 19. 
Gallows, 130. 
t Gardiner, 134, 146. 
I Gardner, 149. 
Garner, 8. 
Garrison, 84, 89, 92. 
Garrold, 37. 

Gate, for boats, 74. ( See Roxbury Gate.) 
Gentlemen of the Artillery, 113. 
f Gibbon, 15, 18, .38, 41, 86, 90. 
I Gibbones, 52, 127. 
I Gibbonnes, 123. 

\ Gibon, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 51, 52, 55. 
I Giboncs, 28, 55, 56, 57, 58, 5J, 00, 01, 62, 65, 



73, 74, 127 
83, 84. 



66, 67, 63, 63, 70, ' 
(.Gibons, 75, 78,79, 80, 
Gibson, 94, 99, 127. 
Gilbert, 50, 135. 
Gilford, 113. 

( Gillam, 19, 27, 28, 33, 39, 52, 96, 139, 142, 
\ 144. 
( Gillum, 54, 94. 
Glover, 2^, 99, 101, 102, 118, 125, 129, 141, 144, 

145. 
Goats, 33, 39, 60, 67, 68. (See also Cattle.) 
Gold, 138. 
Goodwine, 53. 
Goose, 118, 122, 128, 144. 
Grainc, 40. 
Grame, 46. 
Graves, 86, 139. 
Gray. 31,53, 
Greedly, 111. 
i Green, 121. 

) Greene, 9, 123, 129, 131, 143. 
Greenfield, 12. 
Greenliff, 126,130. 
Greensmyth, 12. 
Grenoclif, 120. 

Gridley, 9, 17, 33, 39, 53, 55, 90. 120, 121, 129, 
130, 132, 148, 150, 151, 154, 160. 
'GrigL'S, 110. 
Grigge, 33. 
Grigges, 9. 

Griggs, 23, 24, 33, 87,95. 
Grigs, 110. 
Groose, 17,91. 
\ Gross, 136, 151. 
( Grosse, 26, 38, 44, 45, 63, 160. 
Grower, 154. 



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165 



{Grub, 88, 158. 
G rube, 95. 
Grivbb, 2, 3, 46, 53, 56, 87, 90. 
Grubbe, 16, 31, 72. 
Grync, 35. 
Guagers, 129. 
GuUhrop, 68. 
I Guiiison, 93, 99. 
I Gunnyson, 15,67. 
Gunner, i'2, 48. 
Guns, 124. 
Gutteridge, 66. 

Uagburne, 59, 78. 
Hailshall, 103. 
Hall, '.)-2. 

HulsoU. 83, 89, 98, 99. 
Halston. 88. 
Ilamberycs, 113. 
Hambros, li3. 
Hanios, 127. 

( Ilanbery, 97. 

} Hanbury, 127, 142. 
Han sett, 20. 
Harbar, 49. 
Harbcrt, 111. 
Harbor for boats, 73. 

Harding, 2, 8, IS, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,21, 22, 
23, 30, 31, 32. 38, 37, o8, 43, 44, 45, 48, 
100, 105, 131, 160. 
Hardingc, 1, 20, 32, 33, 35, 40, 41, 88. 

.narding3,94, 96. 
Harding'.s house, 13. 
Harkcr, 9, 23, 95, 123, 129, 
Harria, 133. 
Harrison, 86. 
Hart, 154. 

Harvard College, 113, 118, 120, 133. 
Harwood, 15, 34, 128. 
Hary, 154. 
Hathwav, 60. 
Haugh. 106. 
Haugb's boat place, 58. 
Haulgb, 7, 9, 18, 21, 22, 31 34, 35, 38, 47, 48, 

52. 
Hawker, 23. 

( Huwkinga, 37. 

\ Hawkine, 31, 52, 77, 78, 81, 89, 94, 100, 113, 

( 120. 

llayle, 120. 
Hearsey, 118. 
Heaton, 24. 
Ilenricke, 44. 
Henry, 81. 

Hervert College, 113. 
Hcwcs' corn feild, 81. 
Hcwstead, 45. 

Hibbens, 60, 62, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 

SO, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 8ii, 103. 
Hibbius, 41, 44, 62, 5;.;, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 72, 73, 77, 78, 80, 82, 88, 89, 108, 
1 115, 126. 
Hibbon, 44. 

I Hibboiis, 87. 

|.Hibonc3,61. 

SHichbone, 116. 
Hickbornc, 100. 
Hitchbone, 128. 
Higgins, 156. 
Highway, maintenance of, 62, 63, 65, 70, 103. 

(See also Surveyors and Wat/s.) 
Hill, 20, 30, 08, 52, 63, 64, 05, 66, 67, 63. 70, 
71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 70,80, 81, 82. 83, 
81, 86, 87, 89, 92, 94, 96, 97, 101, 117, 122, 
149. 
Hills Blue, 102. 

Gentry, 52, 60, 61, 145, 150, 155, 156, 

170. 
Cotton, 138. 

Fort, 70, 77, 79, 81, 128, 130, 158, 
Fox, 56, 59, 66, 97, 109. 
Great, 4S. 
Milne, 95. 
Sentry, 60. 



Hillstead, 18. 
( Hogg, 2, 48. 
} Ilogge, 45. 

Hog-reeve, 13. (See Swine.) 
Holbridtre, 122. 
(Ilolidgc, 8S. 
<Hollige, 95. 
( Hollcdge, 38. 
Holland, 140. 
Hord, 39. 

Horses, rules concerning, 61. 
' Houchin. 95, 98, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 
104, 105, 100, 1U7, lOS, 110, 113, 115, 116, 
117,118,119,120,121,122. 
Howchin 92, 93, 94, 99, 108, 109, 114, 134, 

157. 
Howchine, 114. 
j Hough, 57, 101. 
I Howgh, 55, 56, 57, 58, 61. 
Houlton, 9, 2;, 108. 
Houses, on line of street, 12, 90. 98. 
" one on a lot, 14. 
" to be sold only with lands, 34. 
" to bo pulled down in case of fire, 115. 
of oflace, 109, 148. 
How, 126, 143. 
Howard, 32. 
( Howen, 54, 84, 108. 
] Howin, 63, 83. 
(Ho wine, 112. 
flluchinson, 115,117,118. 

Hutchinson, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
I 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, Z2, 

138,30,45,47,48,55, 77, 78, 83, 94,108, 
109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 116, 123, 134, 135, 
l:i6, 143, 155, 159. 
ITutchison, 94, 96. 
Hudson, 3, 8, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 30, 32, 33, 34, 
3\ 41, 44, 51, 52, 66, 07. 68, 73, 80, 90, 94, 
95, 96, 113, 121, 124, 130, 143, 145, 150, 152, 
155, 100. 
Hudson's legacy, 124. 
Hues, 81. 

Hull, 14, 19, 42, 43, 47, 66. 90, 105, 123, 134, 
135, 1.36, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142. 143, 
144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 
153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158. 
Hunne, 31. 
Hunt, 100. 

Hurd, 42, 48, 66, 93, 102. 
Hyricke, 37. 

lans, 122. 
Indian title, 6, 11. 
Indians, trade with, 65. 
Ines, 23. 
Inge, 33. 

Ingles, 95, 126, 129. 
Inglish, 113. 

Inhabitants admitted, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 
43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 55, 56, 58, 
62, 63, 06, 67, 68, 69, 71, 80, 83, 86, 
93, 97, 104, 105, 106, 107, 111, 112, 1 
119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 12 
128, 130, 131, 133, 136, 137, lo8, 1; 
141, 142, 143,146,147, 148. 
Inn-kecpers, 10, 52, 108, 122, 153, 157. 
Ipswich, 33. 

Ireland, 71, 119, 129, 130, 135. 
Iron-works, 77, 91, 92, 127. 
Island, Bird, lUO, 144. 

" Castle, 42, 77, 78, 82, 86, 128. 
" Deare, 13, 58, 6i, 65, 68, 82, 92, 

125. 
" Deer, 13, 58, 60, 68, 92, 93, 97, 
" Hocg, 2, 15, 29, 3'^, 44, 47, 61 

55, 58, 6;i, 70, 75. 
" Long, 46, 61, 53, 54, 56, 67, 60, 78, 81 

94, 95, 125, 140. 
" near the Mill-field, 54. 
" Noddles, 3, 4, 22. 
" Nut, 9. 

" Spectacle, 53, 55, 94, 95, 125. 
Isle Sables, 52. 



41, 42, 
5!>, 61, 
88, 91, 
13,116, 
26, 127, 
140. 



125. 
63, 54, 



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Index of Names. 



( Jackline, 57. 

j Jackling, 69. 

( Jacklyii, u2. 

( Jackson. 24, 31, 37, 45, 59, 74, 78, 82, 92, 95, 

] 97, 1)8, 99, 125, 134, 153. 

( Jacksonne, 53, 57. 
Jamaca, 139. 
Jaraes, 140. 

J Jcmson, 95. 
j JimsoD, 104. 
Jepson, 41. 
.lowell, 49, 127. 
Jibson, 91. 

( Joancs, 88. 

{ Joans, 90. 

( Jones, 95, 123. 

{Johnson, 9, 24, 33, 35, 67, 72, 77, 78, 94, 101, 
112, 124, 127, 133, 140, 154, 155, 156, 158, 
159. 
.Tonson, 60. 
Joliff, 150. 

I Joy, 71, 81, 84. 153, 158, 
} Joye, 15. 
Joyslin, 106. 
Judkin, 63. 
Jury, 2, 8, 81. 
Jynks, 118. 

'Kayne, 8, 103, 106, 119. 
Keayne, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 21, 33, 34, 35, 
36, 37, 3H, 40, 41, 42, 48, 65, 77, 78, 86, 
83, 89, 92, 94, 123, 132, 154, 160. 
Keine, 27, 28. 
Keyn, 112. 
Keynes, 101. 

Keayne, Capt., his legacy, 132, 154. 
kcllog, 154. 
Kemblo, 152. 
I KenorJck, 108. 
} Kenrick, 146, 
Kerby. 95. 
Key or quay, 63. 
Keyly, 87. 
Kiclby,48. 
I Kingsley, 59. 
I Kinsley, 17, 32, 41, 47, 
Kirkby, 49. 
Knap, 140. 
Knight, 66, 83, 114, 115, 116, 128, 137. 

Ladders, 114, 122, 146, 149. 

Lake, 127, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 

151, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158. 
Landing-place, 1, 2, 76. 
Lands, public, division of, 3. 
" to members of church, 5. 
" not to be sold to strangers, 5, 10, 12, 

90, 103, 109. 
" must be built upon, 5. 
" on the neck not to be granted, 6. 
" to be viewed by Selectmen, 97. 
" houses to bo built on, 12, 88. 
" no more to be granted, 52, 65, 89. 
" not built on, forfeited, 52, 88. 
" sales r.ititied, 65. 
" to be divided, excepting commons, 67. 
" all grants to be in fee-simple, 85. 
" origin of Boston Common, 89. 
" not 10 be let to foreigners, 103. 
Lane, 95, 126, 127, 142. 
Langham, 138. 
Lawsoa, 86. 

Leader, 91, 102, 103, 123, 124, 127, 129, 131. 
( Leager, 88. 
j Legar, .'54. 
Lean-to, 137. 
Leather, dressing of, 60, 62, 72, 155. 

sealers of, 90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 108, 
114, 118, 123, 129, 134 143, 150, 154. 
j Leavitt. 13. 
i Lcivett, 114. 
Lee, 128. 
Letherland, 45, 46. 



Letters from the town to Braintree, 81. 

" " " to Lieut. Fisher, 134. 

fLcveret, 60, 113. 
Levorelt, 1, 34, 35, 36, 37, 60, 61. 
Leverit, 105, 112. 

Leveritt, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 
32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 
63, 66, 101, 1U3, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 
160. 
Levy, country, 58. 

I Lewes, 113. 
Lewis, 139. 
Lighlfoot 115. 

Lime-kiln and pits, 56, 59, 66, 118, 155. 
Linchorne, 95. 

fLin, 119, 136. 
Linn, 119, 136. 
Lyn, 123. 
Lynn, 13, 62, 132, 
Lynne, 12. 
( Lindon, 112. 
\ Lyndon, 154. 
Lippencot, 80. 

Liquor-selling, 116. (See also Seer-selling.) 
Loe, 108. 
Loo, 97. 
London, 11, 41. 
Lord's day, idlers on, 131. 
Lots in Boston, granted, leased or sold, 6, 9, 
15, 16.17, IS, 19,20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 34, 
35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 45, 4ii, 48, 51, 52, 
53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 66, 71, 78, 81, 82, 
83,85,92,93,97,10), 101, 1U5, 109, 110, 
112, 114, 115, 116, 126, 128, 133, 138, 139, 
142, 145, 153. 
Lots at Muddy River, 22, 27, 31, 32. 

" Kumnoy Marsh and PuUen Point, 27, 

31. 
" Mt. Wollaston, 31, 48, 50. 
Love, 31. 
Lovell,51. 
Lovett, 101. 

I>ow-water mark, 62, 66, 68, 74, 102. 
Lowe, 15, 20, n, 32, 48, 63, 66, 75, 76, 77, 83. 
Ludkin, 95, 107, 108. 
Lugg, 47. 
Lyall, 35. 

Lynde, 124, 130, 150. 
Lysle, 38, 43. 

Magistrates' seat, 63. 

Mahoone, 141. 

Makepeace, 19, 39, 

Maiden, 136, 155. 

Mansfield, 33. 

Manufacturers must be inhabitants, 135. 

Manure, 119. 

Map, 11, 133. 

Marchant, 49. 

Market, clerk of, 94, 99, 103, 108, 114, 118, 

122, 129, 134, 143, 150, 154. 
Market place, 12, 124. 

Marsh, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 37, 38, 45, 55, 
53, 57, 58, 60, 61, 67, 68, 611, 71, 72, 73, 72, 
78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 80, 86, 83, 89, 91, 92, 93, 
96, 100, 126, 146, 153. 
Marsh, Romely, 36, 37, 43. 
" R)mly, 114. 
" Romney, 56. 
" Round, 52. 

" Rumley, 7, 27, 28, 101, 103, 108. 
" Rumney (now Chelsea) , 40, 62, 70, 73, 
92, 114. 118. 119, 122, 129, 130, 132, 
134, 13.3, 136, 140, 143, 150, 151, 154. 
Marshal, 69,91. 

Marshall, 7, 13, 16, 21, 27, 28, 33, 48, 53, 55, 
66, 74, 80, 83. 84, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 
95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100. 101. 102, 103, 104, 
105, 1116, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
126, 127, 128, 129, 1.30, 131, 1.32, 133, 134, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 146, 



Index of Names. 



167 



j Martin, 142, 146. 
j Murtyn, 22. 

Mason, 32, 139, 143, 147, 158. 
I Masaon, 95. 

iMatson, 2, 3, 27, 28, 40, 80, 81, 105. 
Mattson, 118. 
Maltocke, 34. 
Mattoib, 123. 
Maud, 17, 160 
Mawde, 17. 
Maudslcy, 50. 
I Maverick, 101, 102, 136. 
I Maverickes, 3, 30, 46, 75, 79, 86. 
Mawcr, 12, 31, 51. 
f Meakins, 9. 
i Mokins, 19. 
[.Mckyns, 43. 
Mears, 2-3, 27, 46. 
Measures, standard, 142. 
Meetings, gcueral town, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 
18, 20, 21, 2-.', 31, 32, 34, 3j, 3H, 41, 44, 61, 
64, 65, 07, 69, 7t), 72, 73, 75, 77, 78, 79, 82, 
84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 99, 100, 103, 
106, 1U7, 108, 111, 112, 113, 116, 118, 122, 
124, 128, 129. 133, 143, 148, 149, 150, 152, 
154, 156. 
Meetings of committee, 46. 
" order at, 4, 87. 
*' time of, 149. 
" moderator at, 152. 
Meeting house, new, 99, 108, 114, 140, 151, 

old, 105, 130. 
( Meilowcs, 22, 32, 33, 58, 68, 83, 148. 
j Mellows, 7. 

( Merry, 70, 72, 80, 81, 86, 87, 92, 93, 107, 127, 
) 131. 

( Merry e, 43, 77, 100, 140. 
Merry's point, 77, 87. 
Merry all, 38. 
I Mesenger, 109. 
( Messenger, 46, 83, 86. 
( Milam, 76, 85, 91, 98, 99, 104, 105, 157. 
{ Milame, -^9. 
( Mylam, 13, 25. 

! Miles, 60, 83. 
Milles, 44. 
Mils, 105. 
Militia, 140. 
Milk, 68. 
Mill, 16, 19, 20, 
98, 120. 
bridge, 107, 133, 153. 
point, 7. 
pound, 105. 
stream, 75, 117, 124. 
at Watertowne, 135, 136. 
Wind, 70, 71, 72, 73, 78, 79, 98, 105, 107, 
108, 109, 126. 
( Misticke, 4, 6. 
\ Mestick, 2. 
Moderator, 152, 154. 
I Monanticott, 50. 
I Monoticott, 50. 
Moore, 49. 
Morse, 1, 160. 
Mosly, 111. 
Mosse, 122. 
f Mount Wallaston, 66, 135. 

Willaston, 55, 59. 
I Willystono, 39. 

Wolfiston, 96. 
Wollistone, 6. 
WolL-iston, 54, 62, 63, 65. 
Wollystone, 37. 
Woolaston, 3. 
Wooleston, 2. 
Wooliston, 21, 48. 
Woolistone, 14. 
"Woolljstone, 6, 15. 
Woollystone, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 
18, 19, 31, 37, 3S, 40, 41, 42, 46, 49, 
50. 
Woolyston, 48. 
Woolystone, 4, 44. 



34, 37, 71, 74, 75, 76, 97, 



Mowing, rights for, 16, 18, 22, 37, 38, 45, 48, 
57, 58, bd, 62, 68, 69, 74, 78, 84, 88, 100, 
153. 
Mullyn, 9. 

i Munt, 90, 100, 122, 131, 138. 
I Muntc, 95. 
Murrills, 149, 150. 



Nabors, 130. 
{ Nanny, 127. 
( Nannyes, 124. 
Nash, 70, 91, 99, 108, 148. 
Neale, 50. 
Neck, 3, 16, 62, 79. 

Dorchester, 4. 
Needham, 15, 41, 45, 51. 
fNegoos, 89, 149. 
-; Nogoosc, 9, 16, 33, 39, 47, 95. 
(.Negus, 55, 148. 
Ncugate, 56, 57,58, 59. 
Newgate, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 27, 32, 34, 

3"), 43, 65, 76, 101, 119, 160. 
Newget, 113. 
Nuegate, 59, 60. 
Nugate, 55, 119. 
\ Newton, 50. 
/ Newtone, 24, 25, 26, 48. 
Nino men, e, 65. (Sec Selectmen.) 
Ninicraft, expedition against, 121. 
Noble, 107. 

Norden,106, 127, 129, 134, 143, 150. 
Noriss, 160. 

North-end, 87, 100, 105, 138. 
Norton, 120, 152. 

Nuisances, rules against, and fines for, 1, 11, 
18, CO, 70, 74, 91, 97, 104, 105, 109, 110, 
112, 113, 118, 126, 128, 131, 135, 138, 139, 
148, 154, 159. 



Oakes 9. 
( Odlin,'28, 36, 88, 95, 143. 
\ Odline, 53, 56. 
l.Odlyn,3fJ, 51. 
Offley, 34, 42. 
Olcott, 116, 119. 
Olivar, 32, 35. 

Oliver, 1 , 8, 27, 28, 29, 30, 40, 42, ,53, 56, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 06, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 
73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 
84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 95, 99, 103, 106, 
107, luS, 109, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 
119,120, 121, 122, 123, 149, 155. 
Olliver, 123. 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129,130, 

lol, 132, 133, 134, 135, 143, 144, 146. 
Ollyvar, 14, 17. 
Ollvver, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 
Olyvar, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 
20, 21, 22, 23, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 41, 43, 
48, 160. 
Olyver, 10, 11, 12, 35, 36, 37, 38. 
Olywar, 41. 
Oliver's horse, 88. 
Onyon, 51. 

Orders of General Court, 44. 
Ordinary, 52, 67, 107. (See f>inkeeper».) 
I Oremsby, 33. 
I Orraesby, 24. 
Otis, 125. 
Overseers of landing places, 2. 

of fences, 4. 
Oyster-shells, 98. 



Packers of flesh and fish, 114, 118, 123, 129, 

134, 143, 150, 154. 
I Pacey, 120. 
} Pacy, 124. 
fPaddey, 122. 

I Paddy 123, 124, 125, 126, 127,128, 129, 130, 
i 131,132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 

141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148. 
LPady, 137, 139. 



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Index of Names. 



Paddy's legacy, 148. 
Pafflyn, 49. 

{Pain, 138. 
Paino, 81,95. 
Pane, 37. 
Payne, 72, 80, 97, 102, 133. 
( Painter, 36, 47, 97, 100. 
) Paynter, 13. 
Pales, 12, 16, 32, R8, 73, 75, 83, 89, 93, 100, 

105, 115, 120, 142. 
Palmer,9, 51,63, 85,120. 
Parl<e, 103. 

Parker, 38, .39, 42, 48, 54, 57, 60, 66, 68, 71, 
73, 85, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 111, 129, 
131, 157. 
Parkes, 87, 124. 
Parrisse, 95. 
Parsons, 83. 
Pasture, Common, 33. 
Pattens and shores, 74. 
Paving, 131. 
Peapes, 72. 

{Pearce, 106. 
Pearse, 130. 
Peirce, 1, 18, 29, 30, 40, 67, 134, 139, 143, 
146, 154, 160. 
Pierce, 29, 143. 
Pircc, 69. 
Pell, 25, 26. 

Pcmberton, 12, 134, 140, 160. 
J Pemerton, 114. 
Pemmerton, 23. 
Pen, 145, 150. 

Penn, 3, 9, 17, 19, 20, 27, 61, 67, 69, 70, 73, 
79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 
90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 
102, 159. 
Penne, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 
30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 61, 62, 63, 
65, 66, 93, 95, 160. 
t Peniman, 59. 
J Penniman, 80, 81. 
( Pennyman, 3, 8, 16, 18, 38, 47, 160. 
Pepy's purchase, 72. 
Perambulating bounds, 95, 106, 119, 135, 146, 

155. 
Porkus, 107. 

{Pcrrie, 59. 
Perry, 31, 43, 45, 48, 67, 75, 76, 80, 82, 85, 
86. 
Perrye, 36. 
Perrust, 139. 

Petition to General Court, 112, 148. 
Pcttit, £2. 

( Philips, 92, 136, 139, 143, 156. 

J Phillips, 99, 100, 130. 
Philpott, 68. 
Phipeny, 92. 
Phippcn, 63, 84. 
Physicians, 81, 89, 156. 
Piggott, 124. 
Pighogg, 113. 
Pilbeam, 97. 
Pillars, 144, 146. 
Pincheon, 11. 
I'itch, hrating of, 142. 
Pitney, ill. 
Piltman, 130. 
Place, 49. 

I Plaintaj'ne, 74. 

t Playntayne, 66. 
Planting-grounds, 5, 13, 32, 37. 
Poflcr, 49. 

Pole and swob for fires, 114. 
Pollard, 104, 105, 131, 136, 144, 148. 
Poll-ta.xos, HI. 
Toole, 131. 

Poor, town, 4, 6, 8, 148, 158. 
Porch, 70, 93, 94, 111, 127, 137, 144, 148, 157. 
Pormont, 5, 25, 27. 
Porter, 31, 78, 95. 
Posta at Everett's lane, 129. 
and roils, 55, 106. 

Potter, 44. 



Pound, 60,132. 

Pounder or Pound-keeper, 80, 86, 119, 123, 

l.:5, 136. 
Powder, 155. 
Powder-horn creek, 57. 
Powell, 111. 

I Pownding, 114. 

/ Pownlng, 143. 
Prices to be fixed, 5, 6. 
Pries, 126. 
Prison, 70. 

Protective regulations, 135. 
Public houses to be closed on Sunday night, 

148. 
PuUen Point, 3, 5, 14,15, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 
30, 59, 85. 
grants. 28, 30. 
Pulling Point Gutt, 30. 
Pump,""l01, 115, 141. 
Purlon, 16, 24, 38, 58, 68, 69, 78. 



Quay, 63. 

( Qunscy, 2, 6, 7, 9, 14. 
I Qiuinsye, 101. 



{Rainsford, 95, 142. 
Randsford, 51. 
Ransford, 117. 
Ransforde, 160. 
liaynsford, 141. 
Rate, 2, 58, 65, 67, 71, 72, 75, 77, 78, 80, 84. 86, 
88, 83, 90, 92, 96, 99, 106, 107, 111, 12^ 
125, 127, 130, 132, 133, 140, 153, 156. 
rRawlines, 81. 
< Rawlings, 35. 
(.Rawlins, 121,128. 
Rawson, 157, 160. 



("Raynolds, 53, 55. 
Renolds, 85, 92. 



I Reynolde, 25. 
[ Reynolds, 25, 34, 66, 134. 
(Read, 81, 103, 108,118, 146. 
{ Reade, 23, 36, 49, 114, 127, 130. 
(Reed. 118, 123. 
Recorder, 8'J, KO, 103, 108, 119, 123, 129, 134 

141, 150, l.)5, 161. 
Regiment, the Boston, 110. 
Riall, 54. 
Rico, 59. 

Richards, 123, 138, 142, 143. 
r Richardson, 85, 95, 120. 
< Richison, 04, 96. 
(.Richisson,142. 
Rider, 115, 126. 

River Charles, 18, 19, 23, 24, 48, 61, 62. 
fMonctocott, 48. 
Monityeott, 19. 
Monot:icott, 54. 
I Monotocot, 66, 77, 79. 
j Monotocott, 55, 66. 
Monittinott, 3S. 
Monottycott, 7. 
tMouotycott, 50. 

Muddy (now Brookline), 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 31, 33, 34, 35 

36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 4J,44. 45, 40, 47, 

48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60 

61, 6S, 6S, 69, 71, 90, 93, 95, 107, 108, 

110, 112, 114, 115, 118, H9, 121, 122! 

123, 124, 125, 120, 133, 134, 135, 136, 

140, 147, 149, 150, 154, 158, 159. 

Naponsct, 67. 

North, 2. 

Saugust, 28. 

Robtts, 1 18. 

Robertsonnc, 53. 

Robins, 149, 150, 152. 

Robinson, 116, 142. 

j Rock, 115, 116, 118, 122, 129, 130. 

jRocke, 114. 

Rockett, 50. 



Index of Names. 



169 



fRocksberry, 9. 
Hocksburic, 4, 10, 25, 53, 60. 
Kocksbury, 27, 67, 69, 74, 80, 81, 84, 119. 
Rosbury, i>9. 

lioxbury, 10, 19, 26, 34, 39, 43, 47, 52, 57, 
123, 124, 146. 
gate, 4, 43, 53, 74, 81, 84, 99. 
marsh near, 69. 
creek Dear, 43. 
neck towards, 4. 
liodcs, 148. 
Roe, 166. 

Rogers, 51, 69, 118, 120. 
( TiOote, 123, 146. 
] Roott, SO, 107. 
( Route, 23. 
Rose, 49. 
Ruck, 116. 

{Ruggcls, 58. 
Rugglc, 19, 37, 59, 65, 69, 71, 79, 82, 84. 
Rugglcs, 82, 84, 92. 
Rugle, 72. 
Rust, 104. 

Bait, measures of, 152. 

Salter, 24, 33, 52, 69, 74, 102, 140, 143, 160. 

Saltpetre-house, 70. 

Salutes, 155. 

I Saraford, 3, 13, 15, 19, 20, 129, 150. 

} Sampford, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, H, 12, 13. 
Sampson, 10. 
Sand, digging of, 67. 

{ Sanders, 71, 84,92,116. 

I Saunders, 19, 31, 43, 47, 58, 59, 96, 97. 
Sanderson, 123, 138. 

fSandford, 59,78,120, 

Sanford, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27,29, 
\ 30, 31. 
Sanfurd, 137. 

[Sannford, 2 
Sands, 107. 
Sandy beach, 28. 
Saugust, 28. 

iSavag, 58. 
Savage, 9, 13, 16, 37, 43, 51, 53, 58, 70, 75. 
77, 78, 103, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 118, 
128, 132, 134, 137, 141, 149, 154, 167, 
I 159. 

[Savidgo, 44,45, 92, 160. 
Saw-pits, 12, 53. 
Scarlett, 53. 

Scholars at Harvard, 113. 
School free, 65, 82, 92, 94, 95, 97, 99, 124, 125, 
123, 130, 133, 140. 
house, 109, 129, 132, 142. 
master, 5, 80, 99, 100. 
(Scott, 32, 37, 55, 100, 114, 141, 148, 149, 

150. 
( Skot. 06. 

fScotto, 46, 83, 86, 97, 107, 114, 115, 117, 127, 
134, 135, 138, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 
147, 148, 150, 153. 
Scottoc, 16, 31,45, 78. 
Scottow, 38, 137, 139, 149, 151, 153, 154, 155, 
, 156, 157, 158. 
I. Scottua, 23, 62. 
Sea-bank, 12, 70. 
Staberry, 43. 
Seaborne, 42. 
Sealers of weights and measures, 100, 103, 

lOS, 119, 123, 129, 134, 144, 150, 155. 
I Search, 63, 85, 88. 
|Serch,Cl, 

Selectmen (called Ten men, p. 2; called Nine 
men, p. 65; and generally the Town's 
mc:i) , 2, 9, 11, 16, 20, 34, 35, 3G, 41,44, .55, 
61, 05, 70, 72, 79, 84, 90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 
108, 113, 118, 122, 128, 134, 143, 150, 154. 
Selectmen, powers of, and instructions to, 
103, 114, 1.50, 1.54. 
expenses paid, 20. 
refreshments for, 63, 68. 
Sellecke, 75. 
Bellen,33. 



( Sendall, 122. 

( Syndall, 128. 

( Senctt, 117. 

{ Senot, 95. 

( Sinnott, 32, 49. 
Servants' time, 142. 
Seward, 141. 
Scwcll, 111. 
Sharpe, 49. 
Shattoke, 111. 
Shiiw, 97, 153, 
Shawes, 122. 

( Sheafe, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149,150, 
157. 

( Sheaffe, 108, 144. 
Sheep, 89, 123, 137, 144. 
Sheffield, 127. 
Shelley, 20. 46. 
Shelton, 15. 

i Shepherd, 131, 144, 152. 

/ Shcppard, 50. 

Sherman, 17, 19, 34, 42, 44, 53, 62, 69. 
Sherman's cow-house, 42, 53. 
Ship building, 58, 59. 

I Shoors, 86. 

; Shore, 03, 78, 127. 
Shops, 19, 38, 73, 76, 78, 80, 82, 83, 98, 113, 

135, 140. 
Shop-window boards, 79. 
Shrimpton, 40, 45, 122, 123, 134. 
Simons, 49, 71, 74, 117. 
Sinderland, 103. 
Slaughter-house, 70. 

f Smith, i-,0, 55, 69, 71, 80, 83, 104, 120, 127, 

i 137, 139, 142. 

[Smyth, 11,41,94, 96. 
Snelling, 156. 

( Snow, 26. 

( Snowe, 14. 
Sods not to be dug, 90. 
Soldiers pressed, 121, 122. 
Somcrtshire, 34. 
Somes, 152. 

South end (south of the Mill Creek), 105. 
Sowell, 139. . 
Sowers, 113 
Sowthor, 97. 
Spalle, 95. 
Spanish captives, 157. 

i Spoor, 45. 

I Spoore, 34. 
Spring, the, 130, 159. 
Staines, 149. 

( 8tanberrye,95. 

I Stanbnrle, .58. 
Stande brook, 7. 
Stanford, 18. 

I Stanley, 9, 54, 58, 92, 95, 100. 

|St.anly, 71, 72,74,79. 

j Stannyon, 32. 

( Stanyarne, 02. 
States' Arm Tavern, 115. 
Steadman, 149. 

fStebbins, 91, 112,126,131. 
i Stebin, 147, 153. 

(.Stebins, lOtf, 107. 
Steedsonne, 57. 

( Stephens, 49. 

; Stevens, 62, 71, 106, 129. 
Stevenson, 90. 

; Stivinson, 129. 
Stidson, 28,29,30. 
Stocker, 108, 118, 123. 

rstodard, 134, 154, 157. 

Stoddard, 42, 46, 78, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 
{ 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 
112, 149. 

(.Stodder, 62, 65, 75, 83, 89, 90, 91. 
Stone, 139. 
Stony brooke, 21. 
Storcr, 43. 
Stoughton, 90. 
Strange, 95. 
Strangers forbidden, 10, 90, 109, 162. 



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Index of Names. 



Strangers not to hire houses, 103. 

bonds and fines for entertaining, 
104, 106, 113, 115, 116, 120, 121, 
127, 131), 131, 135, 13y, 140, 141, 
149, 151, 152, 160. 
Streets. (See Waija.) 

to be kept clear, 98. 
Strong waters, sale of, 116. 
Styles and gates, 4. 
Sudbury, 10. 
Sudbury, end, 10. 
Suits prohibited, 5 
Sumner, 122. 

Surveyors of Highways, 7, 16, 35, 55, 63, 73, 
90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 108, 114, 118, 122, 129, 
134, 143, 100, 154. 
Swamp. (See Marsh.) 

Cedar, 2Z, 23, 24, 146, 147, 159. 
Pyne, 48. 
( Sweet, 78. 
{ Sweete, 59. 
( Swett, 121. 

Swine, orders about, 3, 4, 10, 32, 35, 39, 40, 
54, 60, 68, 69, 73, 74, 75, 85, 91, 92, 100, 
103, 109, 115, 119, 123, 124, 128, 131, 145, 
147, 148, 151. 

Talbott, 105. 

Talmage, 14, 20, 60, 128, 160. 

Tan-houso, 126, 155. 

Tan-vats, 148. 

Tappin, 24. 

Tarne, 57, 60, 72, 111. 

Taunton, 79. 

Path, 79. 
Tayer, 50. 

j Taylor, 96, 113, 122, 123, 126, 129, 141. 
I Taylour, 66. 
Tax, 2. (Sec naie.) 
abated, 71. 
lists prepared, 111, 
Teffe, 36, 37, 51, 79. 
Terry, 149. 
Tethcrly, 131. 
i 'I'hayer, 139. 
} Thayre, 111. 

Thomas E , 7. 

Thomas, 56, 58, 83, 90, 121, 152, 15T. 
( Thompson, 47. 
I Tomson, 80. 
Thurstone, 102. 
Thwing, 68. 
Timber, 12, 54, 77, 80, 103. 

Ting, 21, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54, 

55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 92,99, 101, 103, 

104, 105, 106, 107. 

Tinge, 12, 35, 41, 42. 43, 44, 45, 52, 55, 56, 

^ 58, 90, 92, 93, 95, 99, 103, 104, 105, 106, 

I 107. 

Tyng, 112. 
I Tynge, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66. 67, 68, 69, 70, 
71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 84, 85, 
[ 86, 154, 159. 
Tobacco, 111, 151. 

iTourner, 87, 88, 89, 94. 
Turner, 16, 26, 38, 62, 63, 68, 73, 81, 112, 
119, 123, 145, 150, 153, 156. 
Town-house, 126, 155. 
Town8end,24. 

Townsmen. (See Selectmen.) 
Toy, 68, 128, 129. 
Trask, 1. 
Treasurer, 4, 53. 

of town, 53, 55, 61, 62, 66, 69, 86, 
92, 100, 101, 103, 108, 119, 123, 
129, 134, 144, 150, 155. 
of county, 159. 
Trees, injury to, 124. 
( Truesdale, 7. 
I Truesdayle, 9. 
f Trusdalo, 112. 
j Turell, 139. 
) Turrell, 98, 188. 
Turf. 54. 



Turin, 128. 
'Toutliill, 119. 
Tuthil!,70, 71, 72,106,108. 
Tuttell, 9, 10, 11, 28, 29, 33, 30, 37, 43, 136, 
100. 
. Tuttill, 123, 155. 
LTuttle, 35. 
Tytus, 25, 26. 

Unclaimed goods, 46. 
Undorhill, 1, 8, 14, 25, 20, 39. 

S Upsall, 154. 

> Upshall, 80, 121. 

Usher, 103, 107, 114, 120, 134, 149, 150, 151, 
153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 168. 

Vane, 5, 8, 18, 27, 160. 

( Vener, 101. 

( Venner, 95. 

I Viall, 95. 

I Vyall. 47, 108, 135, 155. 
Victualling houses, 10, 112. (See Ordinary.) 
Virginia, 2. 

f Waight, 95. 
i W.'iite, 111. 

[Wayle, 1,9, 31. 
Wakefield, 152. 
Waker, 93, 95, 97. 
Walden, 143. 
Wales, 121, 132. 
Walker, 9, 25, 27, 31,39, 52, 53, 63, 106, 127, 

133, 150. 
Walker, Robert, his house, 52, 63. 

f Ward, 22, 23, 91, b3, 94, 96, 97, 108, 120, 
^ 133, 142, 154. 

(. Warde, 95. 
Wardall, 5, 15, 25, 32. 
Ware, 113, 140. 
Warren, 58. 

Waste land, 80, 83. (Sec Common.) 
Watch, 8, 115. 

Water bailiffs, 11, 74, 98, 129, 150, 153, 164. 
channel, 80. 
mill, 105, 113. 
Waters, 155. 
Watertown, 24, 69, 136. 

( Way, 130, 136, 137, 154. 

i Waye, 119. 

i Waymouth, 96. 

) Wamoth, 7. 
Ways, (including streets, lanes, and alleys), 

to Koxbury, 10, 16, 99. 

to J. Pcmberton, 12, 13, 120. 

between H. Lynn and S. Cole, 13. 

by J. Gallop's, 13. 

to the Mill Cove, 13. 

from Cove to Cove, 13. 

by Mr. Hutchinson's, 38. 

by II. Pease, 39. 

to the Creek, 40. 

to Centry Hill, 52, 60,155, 156. 

by J. Lowe's, 66. 

towards Roxbury, 67, 80, 99. 

to Charlestown, 69, 71, 74, 95. 

from town to town adjoining, 67. 

on the sea bank, 70. 

by T. Joy, 77. 

to the Fort, 71. 

near the windmill and gardens, 72. 

through the mill field, 73. 

towards Gallop's point, 76. 

to the South windmill, 78, 85. 

by Rawlins', 81. 

at head of the cove, 82, 99. 

to Perry's wharf, 86, 87. 

from Perry's house, 87. 

at HalsoU's wharf, 8S. 

by Stoughton's land, 90. 

by Anderson's, 91. 

over the water-course, 94, 

to the bridge, 94, 96. 



Index of Najmes. 



171 



Ways, by Butman's, 98. 

by the new meeting house, 99. 

nt North end, 100. 

from Battery to Cbarlestown ferry, 

100. 
to Ferry point, 100. 
from Gallop's point to Battery, 100. 
at Ilumney M:irsh, 101. 
by R. Fairbanks', 103, 104. 
to the Wiiidmy.l, 107. 
old way by T. Hawkins, 113. 
to Ward's wharf, 120. 
to the raill-cove, 120. 
to John Barren's, 126. 
by Phillips' house, 130, 156. 
by Shrinipton's, 134. 
from Phillips' to Duncan's, 139. 
from Pen's to Gentry Hill, 145, 150. 
to Gentry Hill, 150. 
through Jolin.son's marsh, 156. 

{Web, 101, 100, 107, 137, 138. 
Webb, 31, 55, 58. 61, 122, 131, 146, 158. 
Webbe, 20, 62, 65, 66, 73. 
Weeb.'JO, 94. 
Webb's legacy, 158. 
Weeden, 66, 122. 

Weights and measures. (See Sealers of.) 
Well, 7(J, 101, 124, 141. 
Welles, 49. 
("W^enborne, 114. 
J Wenbournc, 119. 
j Winbourne, 93. 
[Wiuburne, 140. 
rWenesemetl, 119. 
Winnescmet, 79. 
J Winnesemett, 62, 81. 
] Winnesimet, 58. 

Winnisimett, 7, 57. 
[Wynesemitt, 29. 
Westmoreland, 112. 
( Weyborne, 95. 
\ Wibourne, 118. 
( Wiburne, 114. 

Wharf, 37, 54, 62, 63, 76, 78, 79, 80, 84, 86, 87, 
90, 91, 93, 97, 98, 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 
112, 113, 119, 139, 156. 
( Wheelar, 14, 78. 
I Wheeler, 32, 43. 

Wheelwright, 15, 17, 45, 40. 
I Wheelewright, 75, 80. 
Whipping-post, 40. 
White, 80, 119, 122, 123, 149, 151, 159. 
Whitmore, 1. 



Whitwell, 107, 112, 126, 132, 139. 

iWilbore, 2, 7. 19,21, 34. 
Wiiebore, 4, 31. 
Wvlebore, 10. 
Wilbore's lield end, 10. 
Wilkes, 3, 12, 34, 100. 

r Williams. 68, 76, 108, 114, 122, 134, 146, 
J 154, 155, 156, 167, 158. 
i Willyams,42. 
l.WillmB,120. 
( Willis, 2, 53, 87, 88, 89. 
\ Willys, 5, 28, 36, 160. 
( Witls, 93, 95, 130. 

{Willson, 2, 36, 37, 115, 137, 145. 
Wilson, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 24, 33, 
49, 77, 96, 160. 
Wilsonne, 60. 
Winchester, 16, 17, 26, 47, 150. 
Windmill, 70, 71, 72, 73, 78, 79, 98, 105, 107, 

108, 109, 126. 
Wing, 48, 02, C6. 68. 

{Winthorp, 92, 120. 
Winthrop, 1. 3, 8, 27, 29, 30, 44, 45, 48, 51, 
54, 56, 57,_58, 59, 60, 01 , 62, 03, 65, 66, 67, 
hO, Si', 82, b3, 84, 'sj,' 86,' 87^ 88^ 8'.^ 92,' 
100, 103, 108, 109, 110, 120, 133, 160. 
Winthropp, 21, 27,29, 52, 55, 58, 59. 
Wiseman, 50, 123. 
Wolf, 140. 

Wood, cutting of, 2, 4, 7, 13, 82, 92, 125. 
corders of, 123, 129. 
storing, 60. 
Woodard, 128. 
Woodwarde, IS, 22, 24, 43, 55, 78, SO, 88, 



Woodwarde, 9. 
Woodbndge, 82. 

J Wooddy, 107. 

) Woody, 133, 141, 144. 
Woodhowse, 21. 

( Woodmancye, 116. 

? Woodmansey, 99, 139. 

i Woodmansy, 109, 148. 
Woolcott, 11. 

\ Wormall, 141. 

I Wormwall, 97. 

j Wright, 6, 7, 9, 15, 17, 37, 45, 47, 

( Wrighte, 9. 
Wyatt, 127, 



Youth, Idle, 133, 156, 160. 



PART II. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



INTRODUCTION. 



When the first edition of this book was prepared, the 
writer furnished a sketch of such facts as were obtainable in 
regard to its history and proliable authorship. The sugges- 
tion was then made that this list of land-owners was made in 
1652, after the discharge of William Aspinwall from the 
post of Recorder of Sutlblk County. Various indications 
favored this surmise, but it becomes entirely untenable in 
view of the fact that some of the entries are evidently in the 
handwriting of Aspinwall. This fact was proved by Uriel 
H. Crocker, Esq., who published three fac-similes of Aspin- 
wall's signature, two from other sources, and one from this 
book, page 33. The true date and author are matters to be 
considered later. 

In regard to the " Book " the following testimony is inter- 
esting. It is on a slip of paper, in the library of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society, in a volume entitled "Letters 
and Papers, Boston, 1631-1783," in cabinet 61, H. 

"These may Certify whome it may Concern, That when I 
came first into the office of Clerk of the County Court of 
Suffolk in the year 1(572 I there found a Booke Entituled on 
the Cover Possessions of the Inhabitants of Boston, which I 
many times lookt into and extracted several things out of it 
at the desire of particular persons, but alwaies was in doubt 
of the validity of it as a llecord. And it remained in the 
office at the time when I was dismissed. 

Is A. Addington." 



Succeeding generations, however, have placed a higher 
value on this book, and it is now recognized as the founda- 
tion of the title of most of the real estate of the old portion 
of the city. The volume itself, now in the custody of the 
City Clerk, was evidently prepared on a plan of giving a 
half-page to each person, and of entering under his name a 
list of his lands. The first 111 pages appear to have been 
written at one time, or at least the first entries under each 
name are all in one handwriting. After that the pages fol- 



IV City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

low with dates appended, but in regular succession, as the 
following examples show : — 



.112-20, 


11 


mo. 


, 1645 P 


131-19, 


8 mo. 


, 1647 


113-25, 


1 




1646 


132- 9, 


9 " 


1647 


115^26, 


4 




1646 


133-14, 


1 " 


1647 


116-22, 


6 




1646 


134-14, 


1 " 


1647 


117-29, 


6 




1646 


135-10, 


2 " 


1648 


118-28, 


7 




1646 


136-12, 


3 " 


1648 


119-22, 


8 




1646 


137- 7, 


4 " 


1648 


120-22, 


8 




1646 


138-14, 


4 " 


1648 


121- 2, 


12 




1 646 


139-14, 


4 '' 


1648 


122-12, 


1 




1646 [? 1647] 


140-16, 


4 " 


1648 


123-30, 


I 




1647 


141-20, 


4 " 


1648 


124-30, 


2 




1647 


142-15, 


4 " 


1648 


125-20, 


3 




1647 


143- 1, 


4 " 


1648 


126-22, 


3 




1647 


144- 2, 


6 " 


1648 


127- 5, 


5 




1647 


145-26, 


6 " 


1648 


128-31, 


5 




1647 


146-25, 


7 " 


1648 


129 -no 


date 






147-10, 


8 " 


1648 


130-13, 


8 


mo. 


1647 


148-16, 
149-17, 


8 '' 

9 " 


1648 
1648 



The regular record ends with this date. 

On many of the pages there are additional entries, copies 
of deeds, and memoranda of sales ; a portion of these is 
clearly in the handwriting of Aspinwall. At first sight it 
would appear as if the first entries were not in Aspin wall's 
handwriting ; and, certainly, not only is the ink of the later 
entries difierent, but the angle of the writing and the size of 
the letters are different. Still, the more study is given to the 
matter, the greater is the conviction that all these variations 
are but changes of one pen, and that Aspinwall wrote all of 
the manuscript except a few cross-references, and such few 
lines as are Rawson's. 

At all events, whether the first 111 pages were written by 
Aspinwall or another, it is desirable to try to fix a date for 
their compilation. We have already seen that the dated 
pages 112-149 cover the period from 20th, 11 mo., 1645 
(i.e., January 11, 1646, of our style), to 17th, 9 mo., 1648. 
An examination of the various deeds entered on the first 111 
pages under the original entries brings out the curious fact 
that the earliest dates are as follows : — 



P. 50, James Averill, 19, 11 mo. 1645 
55, David Sellick, 20, 11 mo. 1645 
83, Ralph Mason, 21, 12 mo. 1645 



Introduction. v 

14, Thomas Leverett, 30, 1 mo. 1646 
95, William Blantuiiie, 27, 4 mo. 1646 
19, John Davics, 23, 8 mo. 1646 
84, Eichai-d Carter, 2, 9 mo. 1646 
73, John Stevenson, 5, 11 mo. 1646 
14, Edmmid Jackson, 1,12 mo. 1646 
79, Edward Jacklin, 22, 3 mo. 1647 

The inference is almost irresistible, that in the 11th month, 
1645, Mr. Aspinwall began to continue the pievious record 
of 111 pages, adding new pages for new names, and record- 
ing new transactions under the old ones. 

It is well known that our General Court, on April 1st, 
1634, ordered that a survey of the houses and lands of every 
inhabitant in every toAvn should be made, and a transcript 
sent to the Court within six months. This law was, evi- 
dently, only partially obeyed, as late as September, 1639, 
when Stephen Winthrop was made Recorder. In Septem- 
ber, 1642, Mr. Winthrop Avas allowed to go to England, and 
November 13, 1644, William Aspinwall was chosen Recorder 
till the next Court of Election. Jf the Book of Possessions 
be in Aspinwall's writing, it would seem most probable that 
he compiled the 111 pages during the year 1645, following 
his appointment. 

On p. 4 of the original Richard Bellingham has recorded 
a piece of marsh, " with John Hills and the highway on the 
west : the Common Marsh on the north : John Lowe on the 
east : Henry Symons, John Hills and the Cove on the south." 
This seems to be the lot granted by the town to Bellingham, 
27, 11 mo., 1644, after another strip was granted to Joshua 
Scottow. 

Again : Thomas Scottow (p. 64) is entered as owning 
the lot on School street, which he sold to the town, 31st, 1 
mo., 1645. Certainly this transaction must have been known 
very soon to all the inhabitants, as the house and lot were 
bought for the town's use. 

So, again, Suff. Deeds, i. 59, has a deed dated 4th, 2 mo., 
1645, recorded 21st same month, of Edmund Jackson to 
Thomas Leverett, three acres on the new field. In the Book 
of Possessions it still stands as number two of Jackson's 
lot. 

It seems that Valentine Hill was an early owner of land on 
the east side of State street. Our town records, p. 28 of 
original, show that 25th, 1 mo., 16-^9, he had leave to Iniild 
a house and shop on the lot which he had l)ought from 
William Aspinwall. By SutF. Deeds, i. 100, it seems he 
sold this lot, house, and shop, to David Sellick, 24, 12, 1641, 



VI City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

and also 1st, 6 mo., 1641, to Mary Friend, a quarter of an 
acre bounded by the street south, Sellick west, Edward 
Tyng east, and said Hill north. These deeds were recorded 
27, (12,) 1648. 

But in the Book of Possessions Valentine Hill's lots then 
were, first, one on the west side of Washington street, the 
prison west, the meeting-house and Truesdale north : Sedge- 
wick south ; and secondly a lot beyond Valley Acre : while 

David Sellick is named in the Book of Possessions, p. 55, 
as owner of the lot which he has bought. 

So, again, Suff. Deeds, i. 60, record a deed to AVilliam 
Davies from Valentine Hill, apparently of part of his lot, 
with the prison garden west, the street east, Philemont 
Portmont and the meeting-house north, and the ordinary 
in the possession of James Pen, south ; dated and recorded 
20th, 3d mo., 1645. 

These items all seem to confirm the idea that the compilation 
of these 111 pages was made by Aspinwall very soon after 
his appointment, taking no note of sales even in the early 
months of 1645. 

It must be remembered, however, that the record is not 
complete. We find many instances of persons put doAvn as 
abutters on lots described, and yet no record of those 
persons as distinct owners. At the same time the first 
volume of deeds contains but few entries in regard to trans- 
fers of land in Boston at that date. In fact, in order to 
understand the entries in the Book of Possessions it is often 
necessar\' to refer to deeds two or three generations later, 
when the land was sold by measurement and description. 

At a meeting of the General Court, Oct. 19, 1652, it was 
voted, that, Avhereas the passing of houses and land in 
England was efiectually done in various ways, and whereas 
certain in this jurisdiction are apt to rest upon a verbal 
bargain or sale for houses or lands, henceforth no such sale 
should be good in law unless made by deed in writing, under 
hand and seal and delivered, or possession given, etc., unless 
the deed be acknowledged according to law and recorded. 
(Rec, iii. 280.) 

They had previously, June 19, 1650 (Rec., iii. 203), 
provided that a sale recorded by the recorder of the county 
should be sufficient Avithout any further certifying to the 
Secretary of the General Court. 

May 6, 1657 (Rec, iii. 422), the Court recites, "The 
great neglect of many persons, in the infimcy of these 
plantations, to observe any due order or legal course for the 
confirmation of such sales and alienation of houses and lauds 
as have passed," and then orders that every one who did, 



Introduction. vii 

before the passage of the law of 1G52, possess or occupy 
house or land ia fee simple, should ever after this date hold 
the same, unless a counter-claim was prosecuted to effect 
within live years from May 20, 1657. 

The result was that long afterwards deeds and depositions 
were recorded, of which the following is an example : — 

In Suffolk Deeds, lib. 12, f. 364, is the deposition dated 
May 5, 1683, of William Dawes, aged 64, and wife Susanna, 
that they lived in Boston from 1652 and before, and that Mr. 
Simon Eyre, physician, in the. said year 1652, lived in and 
possessed the very same house in Boston where his son John 
now lives, adjoining upon the ground that was Mr. liichard 
Parker's and the Prison land. 

Again : many estates were settled by order of the Court, and 
the record is to be sought in the Proljate files instead of the 
Registry of Deeds. The note-book of Thomas Lechford, 
the first lawyer in the colony, fortunately preserved in 
manuscript, contains doubtless memoranda in regard to early 
transfers of land. Aspinwall refers to one volume of his 
records as notary public (see p. 54), and even to a second 
Book of Possessions. (See original, pp. 43, 50, 73, 88, 129.) 
His "Book of Mortgages" (see p. 14) seems to be volume 
first of Suffolk Deeds. The " great booke of Records of 
Copies, etc." (p. 77), may be the same. 

October 14th or 23d, 1651, Mr. Aspinwall was set aside 
from his ofiices, Mr. Rawson was made Recorder of Suffolk, 
and Jonathan Negoos was made clerk of the writs for Boston. 
This, of course, fixes the latest date for the compilation of 
the Book of Possessions. 

It may be well to state here that, in 1866, the late Wm. 
Appleton made a map of the locations of the lots of the 
owners mentioned in the Book of Possessions, and printed a 
few copies. The scale is about 16 inches by 12 inches. Mr. 
George Lamb has prepared a map 9 ft. 4 in. by 5 ft. 4 in., 
undertaking to mark thereon the outlines of the several 
estates. This map was purchased by the Trustees of the 
Public Library. It has been photographed in nine sections, 
and copies have been distributed for corrections. It is a 
very creditable beginning, but the boundary lines are purely 
imaginary, and will require almost entire revision. This 
must be the work of years, if correctness be attainable at 
all. 

The more modest plans and descriptions prepared by Mr. 
Justin Winsor, for the second volume of the "Memorial 
History of Boston," are reproduced in the appendix to this 
volume, and will be found most serviceable. 



VIII City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

It is hoped that the work herem performed will prove 
accurate and durable. As successive volumes are printed, 
information will increase, but it does not seem probable that 
anything can lessen the value of the Book of Possessions. 

William H. Whitmore, 
William S. Appleton, 

Record Commissioners. 



TABLE OF OWNERS. 



The following list gives the names of the persons whose 
possessions are herein recorded. The references are to the 
pages of the original volume, which pagination is placed in 
the text in heavy figures, enclosed in brackets. 

W. H. W. 



Anderson, John, 125. 
Arnold, John, 22. 
Aspinwall, William, 77. 
Baker, John, 143. 
Barrell, George, 49. 
Bates, George, 47. 
Baxter, Nicholas, 106. 
Beamont, Thomas, 131. 
Beamsley, William, 20. 
Beck, Alexander, 40. 
Belchar, Edward, 85. 
Bell, Thomas, 111. 
Bellingham, Richard, 5. 
Bendall, Edward, 53. 
Bennett, Richard, 145. 
Biggs, John, 40. 
Bishop, Nathaniel, 72. 
Blantaine, William, 95. 
Blott, Robert, 80. 
Bosworth, Zaccheus, 73. 
Bourne, Nehemiah, 22. 
Bourne, Garret, 89. 
Bowen, Griffith, 92. 
Brisco, William, 87. 
Browne, Edward, 106. 
Browne, Henry, 141. 
Browne, William, 130. 
Browne, James, 41. 
Burden, George, 45. 
Busbie, Nicholas, 116. 
Buttolph, Thomas, 42. 
Button, John, 48. 
Carter, Richard, 84. 
Chaffie, Matthew, 33. 



Chamberlaine, William, 132. 
Chappell, Nathaniell, 33. 
Cheevers, Bartholomew, 21. 
Clarke, Arthur, 127. 
Clarke, Christopher, 136. 
Clarke, Thomas, 27. 
Clarke, Thomas, 82. 
Coggan, John, 51. 
Cole, John, 32. 
Cole, Samuel, 26. 

Cole, -, 92. 

Coleborn, William, 85. 

Compton, John, 67. 

Cooke, Richard, 74. 

Copp, William, 15. 

Corser, WiUiam, 60. 

Cotton, John, 9. 

Cranwell, John, 89. 

Croychle}', Richard, 65. 

Cullimer, Isaac, 30. 

t)avies, James, 59. 

Davies, .John, 19. 

Davies, William, apothecary', 144. 

Davies, William, Sr., 57. 

Davies, William, .Jr., 56. 

Deming, William, 104. 

Dennis, Edmund, 78. 

Dinsdale, William, 70. 

Douglas, William, 142. 

Dowse, Francis, 47. 

Dunster, , 11. 

East, Francis, 99. 
Eaton, Nathaniel, 98. 
1^ Eliot, Jacob, 88. 



City Docu^ient No. 46. — Part 2. 



Engles, Madid, 104. 
Everill, James, 50. 
Fairbanks, Richard, 60. 
Fane, Henry, 37. 
Fawer, Barnabas, 133. 
Fish, Gabriel, 16. 
Fletcher, Edward, 100. 
Fletcher, Roger, 115. 
Flint, Mr., 81. 
Foster, Thomas, 109. 
Fowle, Thomas, 6. 
Foxcroft, George, 53. 
Franklin, William, 52. 
Gallop, John, 34. 
Gibones, Edward, 8. 
Gillom, Benjamin, 66. 
Glover, John, 44. 
Goodwin, Edward, 16. 
Greames, vSamnel, 46. 
Gridley, Richard, 105. 
Griggs, George, 110. 
Grosse, Edmund, 25. 
Grosse, Isaac, 56. 
Grnbb, Thomas, 77. 
Gunnison, Hugh, 44. 
Hailestone, "William, 117. 
Han sett, John, 120. 
Harker, Anthon}', 82. 
Harrison, .John, 105. 
Haugh, Atherton, 8. 
Hawkins, James. 34. 
Hawkins, Capt. Thomas, 23. 
Hawkins, Thomas, 41. 
Hil)bins, AVilliam, 7. 
Hill, John, 26. 
Hill, Valentine, 62. 
Hogg. Richard, 98. 
HoUich, Richard, 111. 
Houtchin. Jeremy, 37. 
Howen, Robert, 13. 
Hudson, Francis, 32. 
Hudson, William, Sr., 57. 
Hudson, William, Jr., 45. 
Hull, Robert, 96. 
Ilunne. Aune,wid. of George, 48. 
Ilurd. .John. 95. 
Hutchinson, Edward, 68. 
Hutchinson, Richard, 63. 
lyons (otherwise Irons), Ma- 
" thew, 107. 
Jacklin, Edward, 79. 
Jackson, Edmund, 14. 



Jackson, John, 23. 
Jephson, John, 124. 
Johnson, James, 20. 
Jones, Rice, 149. 
Jov, Thomas, 28. 
Judkin, Job, 96. 
Keayne, Robert, 10. 
Kenrick, John, 71. 
Kirkby, William, 35. 
Knight, Sarah, 46. 
Lake, John. 138. 
Langdon, John, 148. 
Lawson, Christopher, 112. 
Leger, Jacob, 84, 
Letherland, WiHJam, 107. 
Leverit, John, oi. 
Leverit, John, 61. 
Leverit, Thomas, 14. 
Lippincott, Richard, 128. 
Low, John, 28. 
Lugg, John, 75. 
Lyle, Francis, 76. 
Makepeace, Thomas, 38. 
Marshall, John, 97. 
Marshall, Thomas, 27. 
Mason, Raph, 83. 
Mattox, James, 134. 
Maud, Daniel, 12. 
Meeres, Robert, 36. 
Mellows, John, 15. 
Merry, Walter, 19. 
Messinger, Henry, 64. 
Michell, George, 'l47. 
Millard, Thomas, 76. 
Milom, John, 30. 
Munt, Thomas, 108. 
Nannev, Robert, 113. 
Nash, James, 137. 
Nash, Robert, 52. 
Negoos, Benjamin, 103. 
Negoos, Jonathan, 109. 
Newgate, John, 12. 
Odlin, John, 93. 
Offley, David, 90. 
Oliver, James, 54. 
Oliver, .John, 24. 
Oliver, Thomas, 13. 
Page, Abraham, 119. 
Painter, Thomas, 50. 
Palmer. John, Sr., 102. 
Palmer, .John, Jr., 101. 
Parker, Jane, 80. 



Table of Oavners. 



XI 



Parker, Nicholas, 72. 
Parker, Richard, 61. 
Parsons, William, 58. 
Pasmor, Bartholomew, 31. 
Pease, Henrv, 17. 
Pell, William, 69. 
Pelton, John, 91. 
Pen, James, 71. 
Perry, Arthur, 75. 
Phillips, John, 140. 
PhiUits, William, 43. 
Phippeni, David, 31. 
Phippeni, Joseph, 123. 
Pierce, William, 55. 
Pope, Ephraim, 78. 
Rainsford, Edward, 90. 
Rawlins, Richard, 29. 
Reinolds, Robert, 101. 
Rice, Robert, 70. 
Richardson, Amos, 102. 
Rowe, Owen, 9] . 
Roote, Raph, 87. 
Salter, William, 88. 
Sanford, Richard, 36. 
Savage, Thomas, 24. 
Scott, Robert, 58. 
Scotto, Joshua, 39. 
Scotto, Thomas, 64. 
Seabeny, John, 18. 
Sedgwick, Robert, 63. 
Sellick, David, 55. 
Sherman, Richard, 68. 
Shoare, Sampson, 35. 
Shrimpton, Henry, 118. 
Sinet, Walter, 93. 
Smith, Francis, 126. 
Smith, John, 18. 
Spoore, John, 69. 



Stanley, Christopher, 43. 
Stevenson, John, 73. 
Straine, Richard, 146. 
Sweete, John, 17. 
Symons, Henry, 29. 
Synderland, John, 74. 
Tahnage, William, 86. 
Tapping, Richard, 65. 
Teft, William, 108. 
Thwing, Benjamin, 38. 
Townsend, William, 79. 
Truesdale, Richard, 62. 
Turner, Robert, 135. 
Tuttle, Anne, 21. 
Tyng, Edward, 54. 
Tyng, William, 10. 
Usher, Hezekiah, 121. 
Vyall, John, 129. 
Waite, Gamaliel, 103. 
Waite, Richard, 100. 
Walker, Robert, 86. 
Ward, Benjamin, 66. 
Webb, Henrv, 59. 
Werdall, William, 25. 
Wheeler, Thomas, 94. 
White, Charity, 99. 
Wiborne, Thomas, 139. 
Willis, Nicholas, 49. 
Wicks, William, 122. 
Wilson, John, 11. 
Wilson, William, 39. 
Wing, Robert, 83. 
Winthrop, Deane, 3. 
Woodhouse, Richard, 110. 
Woodward, Nathaniel, 67. 
Woodward, Nathaniel (th€ 

elder), 97. 
Woodward, Robert, 94. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



[Nqte. — In the following transcript the abbreviations of the original have 
be3n followed, except in regard to " wth," " wthin," " &," and "W^i^," respect- 
ively printed ''with," "within," "and," "which." These occurred so often 
that exactness in copying would have disfigured the text greatly. So. also, 
the use of capitals in the words east, south, west, north, lias been abaiiduned, 
as the original was very irregular, and a partial use would have made the text 
less easily understood. The pagination of the original is given herein in 
brackets. W. H. W.] 

[3.] * The x>ossession of Jf. Deane Winthro]')]) within the Limits 
of Boston. 

One Farme at Piillen po3nt, coiiteineing aboitt one hundred and 
twenty Acres, be it more or lesse, bounded with M'. Pierces lott 
on the north, the Bay and Fisher's Cove on the west : Pullen 
point on the south : and the Sea on the cast. 

6 (10) 1G4D. Bridget Pierce and WilHam Pierce, of Boston, 
granted unto M''. Deane Winthrop, of Boston, all that theire 
Messuage and Farme at Pullen point (adjoinijig unto the Fariue of 
the sd Deane Winthrop) , containeing one hundred Acres, be the 
same more or lesse, with all the ottthouseing, fences, wood, and all 
other appurtenances ; and this was by an absolute deed of sale, 
dated U (11) 1G47. 

Witnes Wm. Aspinwal, Bridget Pierce and a sealo. 
John Evered, William Pierce and a scale. 



[4.] Blank. 



[5.] The possession of Bicharfl BellingJiam, Es^., within the 
Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and Lott about a quarter of an acre, bounded on 
the east with the streete : Christopher Stanley, John Biggs, James 
Browne, and Alexander Becke on the south : Joshua Scotto on the 
west ; and M"". William Tynge on the north. 

2. Also a garden plott, bounded with M''. John Cotton and 
Daniell Maude on the north : the highway uppon tlie east : John 
Coggan on the south : and 

3. Also a piece of marsh, bounded with John Hills and the 
highway on the west : the Common Marsh on the north : John 
Lowe on the east: Henry Symons, John Hills and the Cove on the 
south. 

♦Pages 1 and 2 are missing, if, indeed, they were more than a cover. 



2 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

[6.] M"". Thomas Foivle's possession loilhui the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with Walter Sinet on the 
south : Thomas Buttolph on the east : the highstreete on the west ; 
and Jacob Leger on the north. 



[7.] The possessions of M". William Hibbins within the Limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house, garden and stable, bounded with M'^. John 
Winthrop's on the west : Richard Sherman and some part of the 
Fortt streete on the south : the Springate on the north : and John 
Spoore on the east. 

2. Also sixe score Acres of land at Muddy River, bounded with 
M^ Thomas Oliver on the north : Edward Bendall on the west : 
together with Thomas Snowe and AVillm. Tahnidge : Boston Com- 
mon on the south : and Roxbury bounds south cast. 

3. Also twenty -fyve Acres of Marsh at Muddy River, bounded 
[by] Muddy River, Charles River, and a creeke in foime of an 
Isthmos. 

4. Also a house and Farme of three hundred and lift}' Acres, or 
thereabouts, at Muddy River, bounded M"'. Wm. Tyng on the 
south : Cambridge bounds on the northwest : and Dedham bounds 
on the southwest. 



[8.] The possessions of Major Edward Gibones within the 
Limits of Boston. 

1. His dwelling house, together with other houseing, and a gar- 
den, bounded with the sti'eete on the west and on the north : M"'. 
John Wilson on the east and on the south. 

2. Also another house and lott, bounded on the east with John 
Smith : Robert Nash on the west : the streete on the south : and 
the Cove or Mill Pond on the north. 

15 (8) 1(;49. John Milom, of Boston, coop, granted unto 
Edw. Gibons of the same, merch'., one quarter part of the water 
mill or mills, and of all the watercourses, milldams, sluces and 
floodgates thereto belonging, situat in Boston, and one fourth part 
of all the lands, houses, edifices, buildings, meadowes, marshes, 
tenements and hereditaments, with the appurtenances appertaining 
to the sd. mill or mills, and of all emoluments, p'fitts, and com- 
odities Vvdiich may be raised of the premises. And tliis was by 
an absolute deed of sale, dated 12 (8) 1G49. Signed, John 
Milom and a scale ; witnessed b}' John Dane, John Mills ; acknowl- 
edged by the said Jo : Milom to me, William Aspinwall, this 
15 (8) 49. 



Jf'. Atherton Ilavgh, his possessions within the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the streete on the east 
and on the north : Arthur Perry on the west : and Francis Lyle on 
the south. 

2. Also another house and garden, bounded with M^ Hibbins 
on the east : the Coiiion on the west : Richard Sherman on the 
north : and the streete on the south. 



The Book of Possessions. 3 

[9.] The possession of JSP. John Cotton within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden, about halfe an Acre, with an Acre ad- 
joyneinge, bounded with Sudbury streete on the east: Edward 
Bendall on the north : the Ceutry hill on the west : and M''. 
Bellingham and Daniel Maude on the south. 



[lO.] J/''. William Tyng, his possessions within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house, one close, one garden, one greate yard, and one 
little ^'ard before the hall windowe, bounded with M^ Richard Bel- 
lingham and the streete that goes to the Dock, southwards : Benja- 
min Thwing and Wm. AVilson, westward : George Burden, Francis 
Dowse, Jeremy Houthin, Sarah Knight and Samuel Grcames, 
northward : John Glover, Wm. Hudson, junior, George Burden antl 
Hugh Gunnison and the streete, eastward. 

2. Also in the IMill field Marsh, eighteen yards and foure rodd 
in breadth from the ditch, and so all the depth of the marsh thus 
bounded : David Phippeni on the ditch north east : the high way 
southeast : the marsh granted to the millne southwest : Thomas 
Marshall and John Oliver north west. 



Capt. Robert Keayne, his possessions loithin the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the marketstreet on 
the north : the high street on the west : Richard Fairebanks on the 
south : and M'. Hudson on the east. 

2. Also a garden, bounded with John Spoore, east : William Pell, 
north:* and Robert Rice, north.* 



[11.] The possession of J/'". John Wilson within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and barne, twoe gardens and a yard, bounded with 
the water streete on the south : Anthonie Stoddard and Wm. 
Francklin on the east : the Cove street and Major Edward Gibones 
on the north : Major Gibones, Wm. Courser, and John Coggan on 
the west. 



M"". Dunstef s possession within the Limits of Boston. 
One house and yard, bounded with Thomas Hawkins on the 
west and the north : and the streete on the east and the south. 



[12.] John Newgate., his possession loithin the Jjimits of Boston. 

One house and garden, conteineinge about three quarters of an 
Acre, bounded with Henry Fane northwards : the new Held west- 
wards and southwards : Anne Hunne, vid. George Hunne, east- 
wards. 



Daniel Maud, his possession 'within the Limits of Boston. 
One house and garden, bounded with ]\P. Belli ngham south and 
west : M"". Cotton north : and the streete east. 

* Thus in the original. 



4 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

[13.] The possession of M''. Thomas OlUver within the Limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded on the north with Richard 
Fairebanks and Capt. Robert Kcayne : Wm. Courser and the lane 
on the east : the Springate on the south : antl the streete on the 
west. 

2. Also one Acre and halfe in the New Field, bounded with 
Richard Fairebanks on the south ;* the Marsh on the west ; and 
Richard Carter on the south.* 

3. Also a garden plott, bounded with Robert Scott on the east 
and the west ; James Pen and John Kenricke north. 



The possession of Robert Howen loifhin the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden, containeiuge about a quarter of an Acre, 
bounded with Sudbur}' streete north east : Robert Meeres south 
east : Anne Huune, vid. George Hunne, northwest ; Valentine 
Hill southwest. 



[14.] The possessions of M'^. Thomas Leverit ivithin the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with ]\r. John Winthropp's on 
the east : the streete and Robert Scott on the north : the marsh of 
M''. AVinthropp on the south: and the ould meetinge house, Robert 
Scott, ]\r. Henry Weebb, and Thomas Parsons on the west. 

30 (1) 1G46. David Selleck granted to M^ Thomas Leverit 
one acre ground, be it more or lesse, bounded Richard Parker and 
Edward Hutcliinson west : M'^ Stoughton south : Thomas Leverit 
west : which h'eth in the Newfield, as appeares by a deed, dated 
20 (12) 1G45, acknowledged before M"'. Winthrop, Dep. Gover., 
30 (1) 1G4G, by Dav. Selleck. 

7 (12) 1G50. John Milom, of Boston, for valucable considera- 
tion received, granted unto Capt. John Leveret of Boston, a 
p'cell of land neere the mi!l, being betweene fourty-lyve and fifty 
foote in length by the Mill Creeke, bounded toward the west and 
the north by the high way : the Mill Creek northeast : and Thomas 
Marshall toward the South : with free liberty of egressc and 
regresse in and out of the Mill Creeke with vessell or vessells not 
pjudiceing the mill strearae : and this was b}^ deed dated 7 
(G) 1G48. 



Edmund Jackson., his possession loi'hin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the lane south: John 
Leverit east : John Mellowes north : and Sudbury streete west. 

2. Also in the new field about three Acres, bounded with Valen- 
tine Hill south : Robert Meeres west : Georg Burden north : and 
David Sellick east. 

17 (5) 1G45. John Davies granted to Edmund Jackson 10 
foote in breadth, and 40 foote in length, as appeares by the Record 
in the booke of mortgages, p. Gl, which is againe sould to Heze- 
kiah Usher, 1 (12) 1G4G. 

5 (8) 1G46. John Davies, of Boston, granted to Edmund 



• Thus in the original. 



The Book of Possessions. 5 

Jackson (both of Boston) his dwelHng house and yard, in Boston, 
bounded with M''. Wilson north : lOdmund Jackson east : market 
place south: John Coggan west: b}' an absolute sale, dated 5 
(8) 1G4-: acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, 
6 (8) 4G: which is alsoe sould to Hezekiah Usher, 1 (12) 1G46. 
See in this booke, p, — . [I'J under John Davies. W. II. W.] 



[15.] The possession of William Cojyp within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott of halfe an Acre in the Mill field, bounded 
with Thomas Buttolph southeast : John Button northeast : the 
marsh on the southwest : and the River on the northwest. 



John Mellowes Jiis possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with Edmund Jackson 
south : John Leverit east : John Cole north : and the streete west. 

2. Also at Braintree, one hundred thirty-two Acres, bounded 
with James Browne northwards : John Davies southward : John 
Webb and the Rock}- Coiiion westward ; the mouth of Monotaquit 
River and the Bay eastwards. 

3. Also eight Acres, bounded with John Webb east : James 
Brown and Wm. Werdall north : and Monotaquit River southwest. 

4. Also Foure Acres and halfe marsh, bounded with James 
Brown north : Zaccheus Bosworth west : and Monotaquit river 
southeast. 



[16.] The possession of Ediv in Goodvdmoilhin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott, about halfe an Acre, bounded with John 
Sweete southeast : Thomas Buttolph northwest and southwest : 
and the baye northeast. 

5 (11) 1648. One house and garden, bought of Sampson 
Shore, being bounded with Sampson Shore southeast and north- 
west : Matthew Chaffie northeast : and Christopher Gibson south- 
west ; with priviledge of the well, and landing his goods or wood on 
Sampson Shore's wharfe, p'vided it stand not above eight dayes ; 
and this was b}- an absolute deed of sale, dat. 5 (11) 1648, 
sealed and d'd before William Aspinwall, Nota. publ. 

22 (10) 1649. Sampson Shore granted unto Edward Goodwin 
his garden, in Boston, being Ijounded southwest with Thomas 
Faulconer : the cove southeast : M^ John Clerk and Matthew 
Chaffie northeast : and the streete northwest : and this was by an 
absolute deed, dat. 22 (10) 1649. 

11 (2) 1651. Sampson Shore, of Boston, granted to Edward 
Goodwin, of Boston, a house and garden in Boston, bounded on 
the southeast and northwest with his owne land ; Matthew Chatfv 
northeast ; and Christopher Gibson southwest ; together with the 
priviledges of the well, and landing of goods or wood uppon the 
wharfe, p'vided they lye not there above eight dayes ; and this 
was by a deed, dated 5 (11) 1648, sealed and d'd in presence 
of W'". Aspinwall, Not^ public. This is againe sould to 
Nathaniel Adams. 



6 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

Gabriel Fish, Jiis possession tvitJdn the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard, bounded with John Davies on the soutli 
and on the west : Valentine Plill on the north : and the streete on 
the east. 



[17.] The possession of John Stoeete tvithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and lott, about one Acre and quarter, bounded with 
Edward Goodwin northwest : Isaac Grosse southeast : Cliristopher 
Stanle}^ southwest : and the Bay northeast. This is sould to W™. 
Wicks. See p. 122. 

7(1) 1648. Mark Hawes* granted unto John Sweete all that 
parcell of the shopp (formerly John Milom's) then in possession of 
the s'd Marke Hawes, and that parcell of ground towards the 
sea, conteineing in breadth fourteen foote and halfe, and two 
ynches, and in length as far as the said Milom had any right to 
grant ; and also that parcell of ground on the back side, con- 
tein'g in breadth sixtcene foote and halfe, and in length twenty- 
sixe foote, with all privileges, &c. ; and this was l\y an absolute 
assignement, dated 7 (9) 1G47 ; acknowledged before race, AVilliam 
Aspinwall, Notarins pub. This is assigned to John Farnam, 
Lib. 2. Vide page 30, in Cullimore's possession. 



Henry Pease, his possession luithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the lane on the east : 
the streete on the south : John Leverit on the west : and the Cove 
on the north. 

2. Also a Farme at Brain tree, bounded with the Coinon on 
the north and the west : James Everill on the south and the east. 

3. Also one acre three quarters of marsh at the Mount, com- 
passed east, west, and south with James Everill's marsh ; and a 
salt ba}^ on the north. 



[18.] The 2wss€ssion of John Seaherry ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden, about half an acre, bounded with Isaac 
Grosse northwest : Walter Merry southeast and southwest : and 
the sea or bay northeast. 



John Smith, his possession icithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with the streete on the south : 
John Davies on the east : Major Edward Gibones on the west : 
and the Cove on the north. 



[19.] Tlie possession of Walter Merry loithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott, about an Acre, bounded with John Seaberry 
and Isaac Grosse northwest ; John Sweete southwest and on the 
southeast. 



John Davies, his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with James Johnson north; 

* This name is veiy indistinct. 



The Book of Possessions. 7 

Gabriel Fish and Valentine Hill east : John Smith west : and the 
streete south. 

2. Also at Braintree, thirty sixe Acres, bounded with John 
Mellowes northward : Zaccheus Bosworth southward : Jonn Webb 
westward : and Monotaquid River eastward. 

3. Also one Acre of marsh, bounded with Zaccheus Bosworth 
north and west : and Monotaquid River south. 

5 (2) 44; 29 (2) 45. M"". John Wilson, of Boston, sould to 
John Davies 45 foote in front to the streete, and 40 foote in depth, 
bounded with the said M"". Wilson's garden north and east, and the 
market steed south : and John Coggan west : by an absolute deed 
of sale, dated 5 (2) 44, and 29 (2) 45 ; acknowledged before John 
Winthrop, Governor, 23 (8) 4G. In which writeing John Davies 
is bound to make and maintaine the fence between M'^. Wilson 
and him, and not to annoy him with any stincks or jackes. This 
after was sould to Edmund Jackson. See p. 14. 



[20.] The possession of JVm. Beamsley ivitJiin the limits of 
Huston- 

1. One house and houselott about halfe an Acre, bounded with 
Anne Tuttle on the south and southwest : the ba^' on the east : and 
Isaac Grosse north and northwest. 

2. Also at Muddy River sixeteene Acres bounded with John 
Bigges on the east, Thomas Grubb on the west, the cedar swamp 
on the south : and the marsh and River uppon the north. 

6 (5) 1G50. Wm. Phillips granted unto Wm. Beamsle}' of 
Boston a p'cell of land in the mill field in Boston being two hun- 
dred thirty eight foote in length and (towards the southeast) foure 
score foote in l:)readth, and northwest sixty foote more or lesse : 
bounded with ]M". Mary Hawkins on the south east ; Richard 
Bennet southwest ; and my owne land northwest and northeast : 
and this was by an absolute deede dated C (5) 1G50. 



The possession of James Johnson icithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Hawkins north- 
east : the streete southeast and southwest : and the Cove north- 
west, 

2. Also a garden neere the Comon bounded with John Leverit 
north : George Burden south : Anthony Harker east : and the 
Coinon on the west. 

3. Also an Acre in the new field bounded with John Biggs on 
the north : Francis Loyall west : Zaccheus Bosworth south : and 
Thomas Clarke east. 

4. Also three quarters of an Acre of marsh and upland bounded 
with the Cove on the north and the east : John Smith west : and 
John Davies south. 



[31.] The possession of Anne Tuttle within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with W™. Beamsley on the 
north : Nehemiah Bourne on the south : the Ba}' on the east : and 

2. Also a Farme at Rumney Marsh, bounded with John Coggan 



8 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

on the north ; Samuel Cole on the south ; the sea on the east : and 
the high way on the west. 

Also a house and garden bounded with W". Teft east : Thomas 
Foster south : Georg Griggs west : and the mill streete north. 



The x>o&^ession of Bartholomew Cheevers within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete southeast : the 
cove northwest : and on the northeast Robert Hull. 



[32.] The possession of Capt. Nehemiah Bourne loithin the 
Limits of Boston. 

One house and Garden bounded with Anne Tuttle on the north : 
Cnptaine Hawkins on the south : the Bay on the east : and on the 
north. 



The possession of John Arnold tvithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Thomas Munt on the east : 
the streete south : and the high way north : and John Jackson 

west. 



[23.] The possession of Capt. Thomas Haickins within the 
Li mils of Boston. 

*[One house and garden bounded with Capt. Bourne on the 
north : the Bay on the east : Edward Bendall on the south : 
and — ] 

30 (11"0 1650. Edward Bendall granted to Capt. Thomas 
Hawkins a eertaine p'cell of land scituat in Boston, the bounds 
thereof begining fourty foote to the northward from that lott which 
was Mr. Robert Thompsons and so to Major Nehemiah Bournes 
lott, running with a streight line according as Major Bournes pales 
run from the seaside (toward the east), and unto the railes of 
Chi'istopher Stanle}' toward the west, the southerlj' side running 
neere parallell unto this : and this was by an absolute deed of sale 
dat. 30 (11) 1645. 

Edw. Bendall and a scale. 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of 

William Aspinwall Not^ publ. 



The x^ossession of John Jackson tvithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with John Arnold east : the 
streete south : the highway north : and Robert Hull west. 



[24.] The possession of Ensigne Thomas Savadge, within the 
limits of Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded on the east with the Bay : 
Edward Bendall on the north : the lane on the south : and Christo- 
pher Stanley on the west. 

2. Also a Far me at Braiutree h'eing in two parts : the one con- 
taineing thirty-eight Acres and a quarter bounded with Rocky gi-ound 

♦Apparently cancelled at the time. 



The Book of Possessions. 9 

westwards : James Evevill nortli : Richard Cooke south : and a 
salt Bay oast. The other conteiues twenty sixe Acres and is 
bounded with rocky ground eastwards: William Werdall and 
George Ilunne westwards ; James Everell north : and Richard 
Cooke south. 

3. Also one Acre three-quarters of marsh, bounded with Oliver 
Mellowes east and north : Richard Cooke west : Monotoquit River 
south, 

4. Also — 



John Oliver^ his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

Oue house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with Valen- 
tine Hill northeast and southeast : John Pierce aud John Knight 
southwest : and the streete northwest. 



[25.] The possession of Edmund Grosse within the Limits of 
Boston. 

Oue house and lott bounded with the lane north : Samuel Cole 
south : Isaac CuUimer west : and the Bay east. 

This was sould to John Anderson p. 124-5. 



TF". Werdall his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with John Milom southwest :* 
John Hill northeast : the streete northwest : and the high way 
southwest.* 

2. Also at Braintree twenty Acres bounded with John Mellowes 
south : George Hunne north : a Rocky bottome aud Monotaquit 
River west : James Browne, Richard Cooke and Thomas Savage 
east. 



[26.] The possession of Samuel Cole within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden in Boston bounded with Edmund Grosse 
north : the Bay east : Isaac Cullimer southwest. 



The possession of John Hill within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house bounded with Henrj' Symons on the east: M'. 
Bellingham on the north : the streete on the west : and the Cove 
on the south. 

1. Also one smale lott of a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Sampson Shore northeast : John Milom southwest : the streete 
northwest : and the Cove southeast. 



[27.] The possession of M\ Thomas Clarke viithin the Limits 
of Boston. 

One warehouse and houselott bounded with the Cove and Thomas 
Jo}' on the south : Isaac Cullimer on the west : Thomas Joy 
northwest : and Isaac Cullimer northeast. 



The possession of Thomas Marshall within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with the 

*Thu3 in the original. 



10 City Document No. 4G. — Pakt 2. 

marsh southeast : the streete south west and northwest : John 
Pierce or John Knight on the no)theast. 

8 (G) 1G48. John Milom granted to Thomas Marshall a p'cell 
of land in Boston ueere to the watermill, bonnded with the mill 
Creelv northeast : Thomas Marshall southwest : the high way 
northwest : and John Milom southeast : being seventy six footc 
on that side next Thomas Marshall and seventie foure ibure* foots 
at the Creeke, thirty foote on the southeast side and fonrtie foure on 
the northwest : with libertie of egresse and regresse in the sd. 
Creek with boats, lighters and other vessells as he shall have occa- 
sion. And it is agreed that the sd. Tho: Marshall shall not build 
any neerer the Creeke than the now dwelling house of the sd. 
Milom, and that he shall not hinder the mills going by any vessel 
or vessells in the Creeke. Dat. 2 (3) 1648, and acknowledged 
before M"". Rich. Bellingham, 8 (G) 1G48. 



[38. ] The possession of Thomas Joy within, the limits of Boston . 

1. One house and lott about halfe an Acre, and another house 
adjoyueing bounded with M'". Thomas Clarke northwest, northeast 
and southeast : and the Cove southwest. 

2. Also one Acre l3'eing betweene Isaac Culliraer northeast : 
Richard Rawlins southwest : Christopher Stanley northwest : and 
M"". Clarke southeast. 



The possession of John Lowe ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the marsh northwards and 
eastwards : the Cove southwards : and M''. Bellingham on the 
west. 



[29.] The possession of Eichard Bawl ills ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden about an Acre and three quarters bounded 
with Isaac CuUimer southwest : Thomas Joy northeast : M'". 
Clarke southeast : and Christopher Stanley northwest. 

Henry Symons possession rvithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with M^ Bellingham on the north 
and east : John Hill on the west : and the Cove southwards. 



[30.] Tlie possession of Isaac CuUimer within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden about three quarters of an Acre 
bounded with Richard Rawlins northeast : Christopher Stanley 
northwest : Francis Hudson and Bartholomew Pasmer southwest : 
and the Cove southeast. 

2. Also another house and lott about an acre and quarter 
bounded with Christopher Stanley, Samuel Cole and the vv-ay north 
east : the Bay southeast : M^ Clark and Richard Rawlins south- 
west : and Christopher Stanl}^ northwest. 

12 (7) 1G50. Bartholomew Pasmer of Boston sould unto John 

* Word repeated iu the original. 



The Book of Possessions. 11 

Sweete a pareel of ground below the high way next the water side 
and this was by a deed dated 1 (10). 

Bartholomew Pasmer, 



John Afilom his 2)OSsessio7i in the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Hill on the northeast : 
Valentine Hill southwest : W™. Werdall northwest : and the Cove 
southeast. 

[31.] The possession of Bartholomew Pasmer within the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Isaac Cullimer northeast: John Gallop southwest: the Cove 
southeast : and Francis Hudson northwest. 

David Phippeni his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Valentine Hill northeast : the 
cove southeast : M^ W". Tings southwest : and John Oliver 
northwest. 

15 (12) 1650. John Milom of Boston for valueable consideration 
reed, granted unto David Phippeni of Boston a p'cell of land in 
Boston in length one hundred and two foote and in breadth at the 
high way nine foot nine yuches according as it laid out, bounded 
with Bartholomew Barlow (sic) on the southwest ; the lott of David 

Phipeni on the northeast, the highwa}' southeast, and • on 

the northwest: and tliis was by an absohitc deed of sale dated 7 
f 12) 1649, and scaled and delivered in presence of John Gore. 



[33.] The possession of Francis Hudson ivithiri the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with Isaac 
Cullimer northeast : Bartholomew Pasmer southeast : John Gallop 
southwest William Hudson, senior, northwest. 

The jwssession of John Cole within the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Mellowes on the 
south : Nathaniell Chappell on the. north : John Leveritt east : and 
the lane west. 

[33.] The possession of Matthew Chaffie ivithin the limits of 
Bofiton . 

One house and lott bounded with John Gallop northeast : Samp- 
son Shoare southwest : Thomas Mekins northwest : and the Cove 
southeast. 

29 (7) 1649. M"-. John Clarke, late of Newberry, now of Bos- 
ton, granted unto Matthew Chaff e of Boston, shipwright, one 
Ferme conteineing foure hundred Acres of land, be it more or 
lesse, lying and being betweeue the river of Merimack and Newbury 
River in Newbury in the County of Essex in New England, with 
all the houses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, and all 
the woods, underwoods, coiiions, meadowes, pastures, feedings. 



12 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

comodities and privilcdges together with all writeings and evi- 
dences concerning the same : and this was by an absolute deed of 
sale, dated 29 (7) 1G49. 

John Clarke and a seale. 
Sealed and d'd in p'nee of 

ROBEKT SaLTONSTOLL 

John Dane 

William A spin wall, Not''. Publ: 



Nathaniell Choppell his possession ivlthin the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre of land 
bounded with John Cole south : John Leverit east : the Cove on 
the north ; and the lane on the west. 



[34:.] The possession of John Gallop within the limits of 
Boston . 

One house and garden bounded with Matthew Chaffle southwest : 
Francis Hudson northeast : the Cove southeast : and the way 
northwest. 



The possession of James Ilawhins within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Kirkby south : 
Richard Sanford westerly : and 

28 (12) 1G48. John Milom of Boston for good and valuoable 
consideration by him received the 26 (12) 1G4G, hath granted unto 
James Hawkins of Boston a p'cell of Marsh in Boston, being 
bounded on the northeast with a smale p'cell of marsh reserved for 
a wharfe : the highway southeast : M'. Bellingham southwest : and 
a smnle p'cell of marsh reserved for a wharfe northwest : being on 
the N. E. fifty foote : on the southeast sixty foote : on the south- 
west one hund'd and twenty' foote, and on the N. west one hun- 
d'd and fifteen foote : witli liberty for the sd. James his heires 
and assignes to bring any vessell or vessells into the said Creeke 
or the branch thereof, and to land any goods for the use of his or 
theire families nppon the said marsh reserved for a wharfe or 
wharfs to be erected without paying wharfage or any other taxc 
saveing six pence for a boate if they open the bridge. Provided 
the goods so landed lye not uppon the sd. reserved marsh or wharfe 
above six houres after they are so landed. And this was b}- a 
deed sealed and delivered in presence of William Aspinwall, 
Notaiy publ. 

[35.] The possession of Sampjson Shoare within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Matthew Chaffie north- 
east : the Cove southeast : John Hill southwest : and the streete 
northwest. 

27 (8 ) 1 Go 1 . Richard Hawghton of Boston granted to Sampson 
Shore of Boston, tailor (for good and valuealile consideration reed.) , 
his dwelling house and garden in Boston bounded with M"". Tho. 
Clarke north, John Anderson south and east ; and the highway 
west ; and this was by a deed dat. 27* Octob. 1G51, sealed and dd. 
in presence of W". Aspinwall, notary publ. 



The Book of Possessions. 13 

The possession of William Kirlchy ivithin the limits of Boston. 
One bouse and garden bounded with James Hawkins north : the 
lane southeast : and Richard Sanford westerly. 



[36.] The jyossession of Richard Savford tvithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lot about an acre bounded with Robeit Meeres 
on the west : Richard Parker on the north : James Hawkins and 
Wm. Kirby easterl}' : and the streete west. 



Robert Meeres his possession icithin the limits of Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with the streete northeast : 
Edward Bendall southeast ; Robert Howeu northwest : Valentine 
Hill southwest: this was confirmed by deed dat. 22 (7) 1G48. 

2. Also in the New field two Acres bonnded with Edmund 
Jackson on the east : Robert Turner west : Richard Cooke south : 
and George Burden north. 

3. Also halfe an Acre of land in the new field bounded with 
Tho. Scotto southwards : James Hawkins eastward : M'. Richard 
Parker's northward : and Richard Meeres westward : This was 
granted and confirmed unto Robert Meeres by James Penniman as 
was also the first parcell, by an absolute deed dat 22 (7) 10-48, 
sealed and delivered before William Aspinwall, Not. publ. 



[37.] Henrji Fanes possession ivilhin the Limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Sudbury streete easterly, 
the lane north: the newfield west: and Mr.. John Newgate soutli. 



Jeremy Houtchin his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Sudbury streete southwest : W"\ Wilson southeast : the lane north- 
west : Thomas Makepeace and "W°\ Wilson northeast. 

[38*] Thomas Makepeace his possessio7i within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Jeremj' Houtchin south- 
west : AVilliam Wilson south : the streete westerly : and the I'aue 
northerly. 

The possessions of Benjamin Thiving in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Sudbury streete southwest : 
William Wilson northwest and northeast : Joshua Scotto south- 
east. 



[39.] The possession of William Wilson within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M^ W". T3-ng on the 
east : Thomas Makepeace and George Bates north : Sudbury 
streete southwest : and Benjamin Thwing south. 

2. Also in the new field two Acres and halfe bounded with Rich- 
ard Parker on the cast : John Ruggle west : Zaccheus Boswoi'th 
south: and W™. Hudson, senior, north. 



14 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

Joshua Scotto Ids possession untldii the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with 
Sudbury- streete southwest : Benjamin Thwing northwest : Mr. 
Bellingliam northeast : and Alsxander Beck southeast. 

2. Also in the New field two Acres. 

7 (3) 1646. 3. Mr. Richard Bellingham of Boston granted 
unto -Joshua Scotto of the same, one equall pportionable halfe of 
marsh land formerly granted to him by the Towne lyeing betwixt 
John Lowes and M'". Symonds : and this was by an absolute deed 
of sale dated 4 (4) 1644, under his hand and scale. 

30 (3) 1650. James Everill of Bostou for and in consideration 
of twent}^ foure pounds granted unto Joshua Scotto a p'cell of 
marsh lately belonging to M''. Belhngham, lying in Boston in 
forme of a Triangle, bounded on one Angle with pt of the marsh 
belonging to the sd Ja. Everill, being one hundred and fouity 
foote, on the other Angle with the laud of W"'. Fi'ancklin, being one 
hundred fourty and seven foote : on the third Angle with the back 
pt of the houslot now in the possession of good. Eraans, with six 
foote eleven ynches at the lott of Joshua Scotto at the east end 
thereof: and this was by an absolute deed of sale dat. 3 (3) 

1650, and acknowledged before M^ BelUngham (30) 3 1650. 

[4:0.] AlexancV. Becks xiossessi on tcithin the Limits of Bostoyi. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south : 
James Browne east : M''. Belhngham north : Joshua Scotto, west. 

2. Also in the New field one Acre bounded with Thomas Munt, 
east : the water, north : Major Edward Gibones on the west and on 
the south. 

3. Also a smale parcell of land first granted for a houselot 
bounded with John Leverit south : Henry Pease east : a smale 
Creeke west : and the Cove north. 

11 (9) 1651. Thomas Woodward of Boston granted to Al'^x- 
and^ 13eck of Boston a pcell of land at muddy river conteining 
foure Acres and a quarter be it more or lesse, bounded with Rich- 
ard Carter southeast : W°\ Lamb southwest : Nathaniel Woud- 
ward and Robert Roote northwest : and this was b}' a deed 
(valueable consideration being first received) dated 11"^ Novemb. 

1651, sealed and dd. in presence of John Angier and William 
Aspinwall, Notar}^ publ. 

John Biggs his possession within the Limits of Boston. 

1 . One house and yard bounded with James Browne on the west : 
and northly M''. Bellingham : on the east Thomas Hawkins, Valen- 
tine Hill, Thomas Buttolph and Christopher Stanley : and Centry 
Hill streete on the south. 

[4:1.] James Brownes possession loithin the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with John Biggs east: Mr. 
Bellingham north : Alexander Beck west and Centriehill streete 
south. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the New field bounded with the Comon 
on the south : M^ Wilsons Garden northeast : and Andre'v Mes- 
singer northwest. 



The Book of Possessions. 15 

3. Also halfe an Actc more in the Newfiekl bounded with Rich- 
ard Fairebanks north: Isaac' Allington east: Alexander Beck 
west : Thomas Clark south. 

4. Also at Braintree twenty sixe Acres bounded wilh Richard 
Cooke northwards : John Mellowes southward : the Bay eastwards : 
and Coilion Rockie ground westwards. 

5. Also eight Acres bounded with John Webb westwards : John 
Mellowes southward : William Werdall westward : and Richard 
Cooke northward. 

6. Also one acre of marsh bounded with Monotaquit River east : 
and Zaccheiis Bosworth on the west. 

Thomas Haickins possession ivilhin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and yard bounded with Valentine Hill on the 
north : the streete on the east : John Biggs west : and on the 
south M^ Henry Dunster and Centriehill streete. 

2. Alco a quarter of rn Acre towards Charlstowne bouuded 
with James Johnson southwest : the Cove northwest : John Button 
-northeast : and the street southeast. 

12 (7) 1648. John Pierce granted to Tho. Hawkins of Boston 
his house and lott in Boston which he lateh' purchased of M''. Val. 
Hill. And this was by a deed dat. 12 (7)*^1G48. 

[43.] The possessions of Thomas Bvttolph within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and Garden bounded with Valentine Hill south; 
the streete ou the east : John Biggs on the west : and Christopher 
Stanle}- on the north. 

2. Also one Acre and halfe or thereabouts (which was first la3-de 
out for garden lots) bounded with the highway on the south : a lot 
that lyes coiuon to the eastwards : Jacob Leaguer, Walter Sinet 
(and the lane northwards) : M'. Fowle and Robert Woodward west- 
wards. 

3. Also in the Milne field about foure Acres and halfe bounded 
with the bay northeast: Nicholas Parker and Valentine Hill north- 
west: and Christopher Stanley south: aliened to X'fer Lawson, 
p. 112. 

4. Also about one Acre compassed with Christopher Stanleyes 
ground. 

5. Also about halfe an Acre bounded with the Cawsey north- 
east : AVilliam Cox northwest : and the marsh southwest. 

6. Also at Pulling point twenty fyve Acres upland bounded 
with the sea northeast : M"". Pierce southeast : James Pen north- 
west : John Webb and John Oliver southwest. 

7. Also seven acres of marsh more or lesse bounded with his own 
upland east: the River west : Edward Hutchinson, Junior, south: 
and James Pen north. 

8. William Hudson of Bosto, senior, granted to Thomas But- 
tolph fyve Acres of land in the ncwfield bounded with Ri Cooke 
east : James Johnson west : William Wilson south : and 
Davies. Apothecary, north: and this was by a deed dated 16 (4) 
1646, acknowledged the same day before Joh. Winthrop, Gov. 



16 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

[43.] Christopher Stanley his possession within the Limits of 
Boston and TK™. Phillips his successor. 

26 (6) 1648. Christopher Lawson granted unto W". Phillips of 
Boston a certaino p'cell of land in the Mill field in Boston, conteine- 
iug two Acres and halfe of land more or less, being bounded with 
the highway to Charlstow northwest : the Causway west : W"'. 
Phillips southeast: and Thomas Ruck and Christopher Lawson 
north-east. And this was by an absolute deed sealed and dd before 
W". Aspinwall and John Spoore 23 (4) 1648 : which land the sd. 
W". Phillips granted to Susan his wife during her life and to the 
heires of her bodie begotton. 

26 (6) 1648. Richard Bennet of Boston granted unto W"\ 
Phillips of Boston two or three Acres of land in Boston be it more 
or lesse, bounded with W'". Phillips and Christopher Lawson 
northwest : the land of W"\ Phillips and the land lately exchanged 
witli him southwest : W™. Phillips southeast : the River and sundry 
smale lotts northeast. And this was by an absolute deed sealed 
and dellivered 26 (6) 1648, before William Aspinwall, Not. publ. 

10 (4) 1650. Tho. Clarke of Dorchester, merch'. granted to 
Christoph"" Stanley of Boston, tailor, a certaine i)'cell of land in 
Boston neck, being pt. of an houslott formerly belonging to W"'. 
Wcekes, cont. sixt}' pole of ground more or lesse, bounded on the 
southwest b}' Isaac Cullimer : Thomas Clarke northwest, Raw- 
lins northeast : southeast the sea, through wdiich are two high 
wayes, the one going towards the mil hill being twelve foote 
broad, the other thirty six foote unto the lowermost highway, 
and from thence to low watermarke thirty foote. And this was 
by an absolute deed of sale dat. 30 (2) 1644 : reserving liberty- for 
tlie sd. Thomas or such tenants as shall dwell and abiitt on the 
said way of twelve foote broad, to loade all kind of goods at the 
highwater mark or wharfe there to be erected, p'vided it lye not 
above twenty foure houres at most without paying wharfage. And 
whereas the breadth granted for the highway is thirty foote from 
Isaac CuUimers, it is onl}' hereby granted liberty to Tho. Clarks 
assignes and tenenants as aforesd only to land goods within the 
space of that ten foote next Isaac CuUimers land, pvided it lye not 
above twenty foure houres as before. 

Tho. Clakke 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of 

John Stratton 
RoBT. Jeoffeets 

Edward Bendall granted to Christopher Stanley of Boston a 
p'cell of land moore or lesse, bounded by an highway southwest: 
Capt. Hawkins northeast : Lieftenant Savage pales southeast : M^ 
Stanleyes rails northwest : and this was bv an absolute deed dat. 
20 (10) 1645 

Edw. Bendall 
Witness 

Sajiuel Bellingham 

Edward Tyng granted to M^ Stanley a p'cell of land about two 



The Book of Possessions. 17 

Acres, which land was allotted to M^ Baulston and sonld by him 
to M^ Cornewell of whom the said Edw. bought it and made sale 
thereof to M"". Stanley and his forever, dat. 26 (10) 1G43. 

p. me Edward Tyng 

See more in the 2 booke, page 



[44.] Tlie possession of Hugh Gunnison within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete southeast : 
George Burden northeast : AV", Hudson, Junior, northwest : M^ 
William Ting westwards. 

10 (4) 1G50. Robert Saltonstall granted to Hugh Gunnison of 
Boston fifty Acres of land be it more or lesse h'ing in the bounds 
of Salem neere M''. Downings Ferme which was late the land of 
Rich : Walker of Salem. And this was by an absolute deed of 
sale dat. 25 (5) 1G47. 

RoBT. Saltonstall and a seale 
Signed, sealed and d'd. in p'nce of 
Rich. Stileman 
John Bushwell 
William Aspinwall 



John Glover his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with the streete on the southeast : 
George Burden southwest: W" Hudson, Junior, northwest and 
northeast. 



[45.] The possessions of George Burden within the limits of 
Boston. 

1 . One house and 3*ard bounded with the streete southwards : 
Hugh Gunnison westward : W". Hudson, Junior, northwards : and 
John Glover eastwards. 

2. Also a garden neere the Coihon bounded with James John- 
son north : Henry Webb south : Thomas Clarke east : and the 
Coihon west. 

3. Also in the new field fyve Acres and halfe bounded with 
Richai'd Fairebanks north : John Mellowes west : Edmund Jackson 
south : and the marsh east. 



William Hudson, Junior, his possession within the limits of 
Bostoyi. 

One house and garden bounded with M''. W™. Tyng south- 
west : Samuel Greames and the Lane northeast : the streete 
southeast. 



[46.] Samuel Greames his possession ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with the lane northeast : Will™ 
Hudson, Junior, southeast: M^ W"\ Ting southwest: and Sarah 
Knight northwest. 



Sarah Knight her possession icithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Samuel Greames south- 



18 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

wards : the lane eastwards : M^ W™. Tyng westwards : and 
Jeremy Iloutchin northwards. 

[47.] Francis Doivse his 2^ossession ivitJdyi the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with the lane eastwards : Jerem}'' 
Houtchin southwards : M^ W". Tyng westwards : and George 
Burden northward. 



George Bates his r)ossession tvitJiin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with W". Wilson on the south : 
George burden on the oast : Anne Hunne on the north : and 
Thomas Makepeace on the west. 



[48.] Anne, vid.* George Ilicnne, her possessions in the limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Georges on the east and 
the south : Thomas Makepeace on the west : and the lane on the 
north. 

2. Also about halfe an Acre in the New field bounded with 
Robert Howen on the south the strecte on the east. 

3. Also at Braiutree thirt}' one Acres bounded with Thomas 
Savage and James Everill east : Richard Wright west : W™. 
Werdall south : and the north bordereth uppon the Rocke that lies 
common. 



John Button his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. Three houses and a garden and yard, containeing in all about 
an Acre bounded with the Cove southeast : the lane southwest : 
James P^verill northwest ; and Nicholas Willis northeast. 

2. Also in the mill field one Acre bounded with Charles River 
northerly : the marsh southwest : and John Shaw northeast and 
southeast. 



[49.] Nicholas Willis his possession within the limits cf Bos- 
ton. 

One house and garden bounded with John Button on the south- 
west : tlie streete east : Thomas Painter northerly-, and James 
Everill westerly. 



George Barrell his possession tvithin the limits of Boston. 

One house au'l lott not halfe an Acre bounded with Thomas 
Painter south : Nicholas Willis west : James Everill north : and 
the streete east. 



[50.] Thomas Painter his possession ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and gaixlen bounded with Georg. Barrell on the 
north : Nicholas Willis southwest : and the streete eastwards. 

2. Also twenty Acres at Muddy River bounded with Ralph 

* Vidua or widow. 



The Book of Possessions. 19 

Goultrop east : William T03' west : Griffith Bowen south : and 
John Leverit north. 

25 (1) ||^§. Robert Wing granted unto Thomas Painter all his 
dwelling house both old and new built, being bounded on the north 
with Raph IMason, the high streete on the east : Henry Web on 
the west : and the lane on the south : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale dated 18 (3) 1648 

Robert Wing and a seale 
Witness 

John Mainard, 
Job Judkin, 
Philemon Pormort, 
This is again aliened to Ephraim Hunt, Lib 2. page 
Sould to Thomas Painter my peece of IMarsh next to W"". Hud- 
sons senior on the west : on the south the highway : on the east 
Hawkins : on the ground of Ri. Billingham on the north, contcine- 
ing in breadth to the streete about 46 foote. in breadth to the 
north about 14 foote, on the same length with W'" Hudsons pales 

By me Ri. Bellingiiam 

This also is sould to Ephraim Hunt, Lib. 2, p. 



The possession of James EveriU ivithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and houselott with the streete eastwards and 
northwards : the lane southwest : John Button, Nicholas Willis, 
and George Barrell southeast. 

2. Also at Braintree one farme conteineing eighty eight Acres, . 
bounded with Thomas SaA'age and Rock}- ground undisposed of 
towards the south : George Hunne towards tlie west : Henry Pease 
and a certaine swampe toward the north : and his own marsh land 
northeast. 

3. Also twoe Acres three quarters of marsh bounded with a salt 
Bay northeast and parti}' with Heniy Pease his marsh : and south- 
west with his owne upland and the uplands of Henry Pease. 

4. Thomas Savadge of Bosto granted to James EveriU twenty 
sixe Acres upland at Braintree bounded with Rocky ground east : 
Richard Cooke south : W"\ Werdall and George Hunne west : and 
James Everill north. Ak'o one Acre three quarters marsh bounded 
with Monotacut southeast : Rich. Cook southwest : and Oliver Mel- 
lowes on the north : and this vfas by an absolute deed of sale 
dated 15 (11) 1645, acknowledged before M". Winthrop, D. Go, 
19 (11) 1645. 

5. John .Shaw of Boston granted unto James Everill of Boston 
a certaine p'cell of land at the docke being in front at the dock 
about fourty foote, bounded on the east with Joshua Scotto : 
Edmund Jackson west : the cove south : and the highway noilli : 
together with the Cellar frame and all privilcdges and immunities 
thereto belonging. Dat. 25 (8) 1649, and acknowledged by John 
Shawe before mee W™. Aspinwall Recorder. 

[51.] The possessions of Jf. John Coggan within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M"". John Wilson on the 



20 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

north and on the east : and with the streete on the west and on the 
south. 

2. Also halfe an Acre or thereabouts bounded with M^ Belling- 
hams northwards : M"". Wilsons southwards : the burieing place on 
the east : and the new field on the west. 



John Leverit his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 
* One house and yard bounded with Richard Parker south and 
west, and the streete north and east. 



[53.] The possession of William Franklin in Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded Avith the streete east and north : 
Mr. John Wilsons west : and John Leverit and Authonie Stoddard 
on the south. 



Robert Nash his x>ossession tvithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One housa and yard, bounded north and west -f: Valentine 
Hill south : and Edward Bendall, east. 

2, Also one Acre for a honslott bounded with Major Edward 
Gibonos on the east : the lane on the west : the streete on the 
south: and Ihe Cove on the north. 

2G (1) 1G50. W^\ Phillips of Boston granted unto Robert Nash 
of Boston a p'cell of land in Boston neere the new meeting house 
being in breadth sixty foote more or lesse and in length six score 
foote more or less as it is nov^ staked out, bounded on the north- 
west, southwest and southeast with the lands of the said W". 
Phillips and the river on northeast, with all priviledgs thereto 
belonging: and this was by an absolute deed of sale dat. 26 (1) 
1G50. 

Susan Phillips wife of the said W"". Phillips did release unto 
Robert Nash all her right and title to the aforesaid p'cell of land : 
and this was by her deed dated the same 20 (1) 1G50. 

28 (G) 1G5U. This land was againe sould to W". Phillips 
28 (G) IG50 as appeares under the hand of the sd Robert Nash 
before Will. Asp : pub : not. 

5 (8) 1G50. John Milom of Boston granted unto Robt. Nash of 
Boston three quarters of his dwelling house neere the Mill togetlier 
with the wharfe and land thereto app'teining and priviledg of 
free cgrcsse and regresse of boates and vessells into the Mill Creeke 
(not hindring or stopping the mill streame and tlie passage of other 
boates : he paying to Vv '". Francklin six pence a boat lor such as 
open the bridge) with free passage or way to the sd house at the 
northermost side thereof : and this was by an absolute deed dated 
2 (8) 1G50. 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of John Milom and a seale 

Jo: BUSHWELL 

Ri: Waite, William Aspinwall 



[53.] Mr. Georcje Foxcroft his possession icitJiin Boston. 
One house lot bounded with the Cove on the north : Edward 
Bendall on the east and the south : and Robert Nash on the north. 

•This entrj' is repeatetl on p. 61 of the onVinal. fThus in the original. 



The Book of Possessions. 21 

Echixird Bemlall his ^-yossesnon within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and lott about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Mr. Foxcrol't and Robert Nash on the west : Mr. Hill on the 
south : and the Cove on the North and the east. 

2. Also another house and garden together with two Acres of 
land adjoyneinge bounded with Sudbury strcete east: Robert 
Meers north : Mr. Cotton soutli and on the west. 

3. Another houselott bounded with Capt. Hawkins north : Lieft. 
Savage south, the Ba}- east. 

This was by him sould to Anchor Ainsworth. 



[54.] Edward Tyng his po^sessioji ivilhin the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard and warehouse and Brewhouse bounded 
with the Bay on the east : Valentine,* Henry Webb and part of the 
(Jove on the north : James Oliver on the west : and the streetc on 
the south. 

Also at Braintree two hundred and seventeene Acres and a halfe 
of upland, nine Acres and a quarter of Medow, and fifty three 
Acres and a quarter of swamp as by the plott made in the yeare 
1 G40 by M''. John Oliver may appeare : which land is bounded on 
the north with a swampic bottom pting betwixt him and M''. Edw. 
Hutchinson, and also with a pond and George Burden. 

18 (10) 1G50, Jane Ilarwood and Nathaniel Bishop Attorneys 
to George Harwood, granted unto Edw. Tyng of Boston the 
dwelling house of the sd. George and the land thereto belonging at 
the end of the lane which joyueth to the house and land of M^ 
Tho: Oliver: and this was by a deed dated decern. 1G50. 

Jane Harwoods marke and a seale 
Nath. Bishop and a seale 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of us 

Rob'' Reinolds, Nathaniel Reinolds, 
and ^Y^. Aspinwall 

The tow atturney and affidavit are in my notaries booke 

James Oliver his possession vjithin the limits of Bo'iton. 

One house and yard bounded with Edward Tyng on the East : 
Valentine Hill on the north : David Sellick on the west : and the 
streete ou the south. 



[55.] David Sellick his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with James Oliver on the east : 
Valentine Hill ou the north: Mr. Pierce on the west: and the 
ti'cete on the south. 

20(11) 1045. One house purchased of Christopher Lawson 
which formerl}' was Henry Symons. and a garden bounded with 
the streete or highway westward, the coinon marsh towards the 
north and east : and John Hill and Nathaniel Long towards the 
south : together with a lane of ten foote leadeing to the said garden. 
Also the wharfe or land lyeinge afore the said house in breadth forty 
two foote and length fifty sixe foote according to the grant of the 

•Probably the rame Hill is omitted here by accident. 



22 City Document Xo. 46. — Part 2. 

Gcncrall Court : and this was by an absolute deed of sale dated 
20 (11) lG-15 CiiRiSTOPiiEU Lawson ajid a seale. 

Acknowled2;ed before RF. Hibbins. 
20 (11) 1G45. 

14 (7) 1647. Edward "Wells granted unto David Sclleck his 
house and garden in Boston bounded with Sampson Shore north 
east : the Cove southeast : John Milom southwest : and John 
Hills garden northwest, and this was by an absoUite deed of sale 
dated 11 (7) 1G47, and acknowledged before Mr. Wintlu'op, Gover. 
14 (7) 1G47. 



William Pierce Jiis possession loitliin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with David Sellick on the east : 
Isaac Grosse and the high wa^' on the north : Wilhara Da vies 
junior and the streete on the south: Edward Bendall, Valentine 
Hill and William Davies on the west. 



[56.] Isaac Grosse his possession icitJiin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house bounded with W™. Pierce on the south and the 
east : Edward Bendall west : and the Cove on the north. 

2. Also a house and garden about lialfe an Acre bounded with 
W™. Beamsley on the south : the wa}' on the west : the Bay and 
John Sweete northerly. 

3. Also another house and garden bounded with John Seaberry 
south : John Sweete north : Walter Merry west : and the Bay east. 

TT"". Davies, Junior, his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house bounded with William Pierce east and north : Valen- 
tine Hill on the west : and the streete on the south. 



[57.] William Hudson, senior, his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and yard bounded with the streete on the north: 
the Bay on the east : Mr. Winthrop on the south : and W™. Davies, 
senior, on the west. 

2. Also a lot in the new field coutaineing about f^'Ve Acres 
bounded with Richard Cooke on the east : and Mr. Thomas Clarke 
on the west. Sould to Thomas Buttolph, page 42. 

3. Also a garden plot towards the Fort hill, bounded with 
Robert Scott on the east: Nathaniell Eaton, Richard Hogg and 
Francis East on the west : Amos Richardson on the south : and 
Nicholas Parker on the north. 



William Davies, senior, his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house bounded with AV™. Hudson, senior, on the east: 
the streete on the north : M'. Winthrop on the south and on the 
■west 

2. Also another house and a.bout three quarters of an Acre 
bounded with the water on the southeast: and Richard Gridley 
southwest, northwest and northeast. 

3. Also one Acre bounded with Jacob Eliot east and south : M"". 



The Book of Possessions, 23 

Colbonrne west : and the sea on the north. This lies in Mr. 
Colboiirncs field. 



[58.] Robert Scott his possessio7i within the limits of Boston. 

1 . One house bouiuled with Mr. Thomas Leverit on the east and 
on the south, and with the streete on the west and on the north. 

2. Also a garden bounded with Capt. Robert Keine on the east : 
Thomas Oliver on the west : John Webb on the north. 

3. Also a garden bounded with Mr. Thomas Leverit on the 
east : Henr}' AVebb on the south : and the high way on the west 
and on the north. 

4. Also a garden plot bounded with Jacob Leger on the east : 
W". Hudson, senior, on the west: Nicholas Parker and James Pen 
on the north : and Edward Bates on the south. 



William Parsons his possession rvithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the lane on the west : Henry 
Webb on the north : James Davics on the east : and the sringate* 
on the south. 



[59.] James Davies his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Leverit on the 
north : the marsh on the east : William Parsons on the west : and 
the Springate on the south. 



Henry Webb his possession within, the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the market place on the 
north : the ould meeting house and the lane on the east : the high- 
way on the south : and Mrs. Hudson on the west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with John Leverit on the east: the 
high way and Robert Scot on the north : the lane on the west : and 
Mr. Thomas Oliver on the south. 

3. Also another garden bounded with Robert Wing and Raph 
Mason on the east : the lane on the south : George Burden on the 
north : and the Coiho. on the west. 



[60.] liichard Fairebanks hi^ 2)ossession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Capt. Keine on the 
north and on the east : Mr. Oliver on the south : and the high 
streete on the west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with William Aspinwall on the south 
and on the east : Zaccheus Bosworth, John S3-n(lerlant, Richard 
Cooke, John Lugg and Arthur Perry on the north : and the 
Common on the west. 

3. Also foure Acres in the New field bounded with M^ Tho : 
Orn-er north : Georg Burden and Henry Pease south : Isaac 
AUington, Alexander Beck and James Browne west : and the 
River on the east. 

4. Also five Acres in the Fort field bounded with ]\Ir. Hibbins 

* The word should be Springate. 



24 City Docuivient No. 46. — Part 2. 

northeast : Robert Turner southwest : John Spoore west : the 
Coinoa north : and Richard Gridlc}' southeast, 

TF". Corser his possession vdthiu the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with M^ Thomas Oliver on the 
south and ou the west : Capt. Robert Keine on the north : and the 
hme on the east. 

22 (G) 1G49. James Everill of Boston granted to W"\ Courser 
of Boston a certaine houselott bounded on the southeast with 
Robt. Porter and the streete north east, W™. Tynge south, Evan 
Thomas northwest. And this was b}' an absolute deed dated 22 
(6) 1G49, before AV™. Aspinwall notary publ. 



[61.] John Leverit his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and yard bounded with Richard Parker on the south 
and on the west : the streete on the north and on the east. 



Richard Parker his possession ivithin. the li^nits of Boston. 

One house, barne and yard bounded with the market steed* on the 
east : John Leverit on the north : the prison 3-ard west : and 
Richard Truesdaile and the meeting house on the south. 

18 (8) 1G51. M^ Adam Winthrop by order from his brother 
Major Stephen Winthrop for valueable consideration reed, granted 
to Mr. Rich. Parker of Boston that house in the 3'ard that belonged 
to his Fathers dwelling house by the spring, southeast from the 
sd dwelling house, with fourty foote of gi-ound fronting to the 
spring : and backward to the pales of the garden. Dat. ^th 
decemb. 1G50. Adam AYinthrop and a seale 

Witness Michael Powell. 
Valentine Hill. 

The sixth day of the ninth month, 1651. 
Whereas amongst other things conteined in a letter written by 
M''. Stephen Winthrope to his brother M''. Adam Winthrope beare- 
ing date the sixt day of february anno domi 1G50. the sayd Ste- 
phen Winthrope doth authorize the sayd Adam Winthrope to sell 
some lands for hira heere in New England as appearcs in these 
words viz. : for those tilings vow ilientioned for my land in New 
England and howse I must reterr it to yow, rather than it should 
deca}' for want of repaii-e I would sell it. I rcferr it wholy to 
yow. I know yow will doe for me as for youre selfe and yow can 
better judge uppon the place then I at this distance. Wee whose 
names are hereunto subscribed that it is a true coppy of so much of 
the sd letter as concernes this buisenes. Examined b}' us the day 
and yeare abovesd. 

Rich. Brackett,- 
Richard Martin, 
Nathaniell Souther, 
Adam Winthrop. 
This writing was acknowledged by M^ Adam Winthrop to be 

* An obsolete word, also spelt stead. It raean<! " place ; " as is shown in the phrase 
of " being in one's stead," or " instead of" another. 



The Book of Possessions. 25 

the contents of a letter written to him bj' M^ Stephen Wintlirop 
•whereb}- he is authorized to deale for the said Steeven in all liis 
affaires in New England, before me the IGth of the 12th month 
1G51. 

William Hibbins, 
Recorded 16: Feb. 1651. 

Edw. Kawson, Recrd^ 



[63.] Richard Truesdale his x>ossession within the limiis of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Richard Parker on the 
north : Valentine Hill on the south : the prison j'ard on the west : 
and the meeting house on the east. 

2. Also three quarters of an Acre in the New field bounded 
with the Coihon on the south : Nathaniel Eaton on the north : 
Zaccheus Bosworth on the west : and Thomas Millard on the east. 

Valentine Hill his possession tvitliin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east : the 
meeting house and Richard Truesdale on the north : Capt. Robert 
Sedgwick on the south : and the prison garden west. 

Also another house and backside bounded with John Biggs on 
the west: Thomas Buttolph on the north: Thomas Hawkins on 
the south : and the streete on the east. Aliened p. 135. 

[63.] Major Robert Sedgwick his jJossession tvithin the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Clarke, Robert 
Turner and the streete on the east : M^ Hutchinson on the south : 
Valentine Hill on the north : and Henry Messinger west. 



Jf'. Richard Hutchinson his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east and 
on the south : Thomas Scotto on the west : and M^ Sedgwicke on 
the north. 



[64 »] Thomas Scotto his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the bnr3-ing place on 
the west : Henry Messinger north : the streete south : and M^ 
Richard Hutchinson east. 

2. Also foure Acres upland at Muddy River bounded with W"\ 
Beamsley and Thomas Grubb on the south : Richard Snnford and 
Alexander Beck north : the Cedar Swampe westward : and his owiie 
marsh east. 

3. Also one Acre of Marsh at Muddy river ; bounded with 
Charles River east : Richard Sanford, Thomas Grubb and his owne 
upland west : and Jacob Eliot southwards. 

Henry Messinf/er his possession luithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete westwards : 
Richard Crychley north : Thomas Scotto and the burieing place on 
the south : Major Sedgwick east. 



26 City Docoient No. 46. — Part 2. 

[65.] Richard CroycheJy Jus 2^ossession ivithiti the limits of 
Boston . 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the north 
and on the west : Richard Tapping on the east : and Henry Mes- 
singer on the south. 

2. Also two Acres in M''. Colbornes field bounded with Jacob 
Eliot on the cast and on the west ; Richard Parker on the south : 
and W". Salter on the north. It is to be understood that l:)oth the 
house and garden, and also the two Acres in M''. Colbornes field doe 
belong to the wife and children of William Dincley although the}'' 
be put under the name of Richard Cro^'chle}', who onely possesseth 
them iu the right of his wife and her former husband's children. 

22 (12) 1(J48. Nathaniel W"' granted unto Richard Critchley 
his house and land thereto belonging being bounded with the 
streete on the north : the prison on the east : Henry Messinger on 
the south : and Richard Critchley on the west : and this was by an 
absolute deed dated 22 (12) 1G48. 

This house and land last named being formerly the possession 
of Richard Tapping, the said Richard Tapping did acknowledge 
himselfe satisfyed and did tor himselfe and heires release unto 
Nathaniell Williams all his right and title therein, dat. 5 (11) 
1649. 

Rich. Tapping and seal. 

Test. W'^. ASPINWALL, 

RoBT. Meeres. 

Richard Tapping his possession ivi'hin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Cro3'chle3' on the 
west: Prison (aliened) on the east: street north : Hen. Messinger 
on the south. 

12 (11) 1G48. Henry Bridgham of Boston granted unto Rich- 
ard Tapping of Boston the dwelling house wherein the said Richard 
now dwells and halfe the lott as now it is marked out, being 
bounded with Thomas Millaud on the south : Arthur Perry west : 
the high street east : and the sd Heniy Bridgham north : as by 
a deed dated 12 (11) 48 appeares. 

Sealed and dd. in presence of Wm. Aspinwall, Not. publ. 

[66.] Benjaynin Gillom his possession ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Benjamin Ward on the 
west : M"". W". Hibbins south : John Compton and the Cove east : 
and the marsh north. 

Also one house and lott bounded with ^V"\ Deming westward 
and northward : Robert Turners pasture east : and the lane south- 
east. 

Benjamin Wards possession tcithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and about an Acre of ground bounded with Na- 
thaniell Woodward the yonger on the west: Benjamin Gillom 
east : M\ Hibbins south : Edward Hutchinson and the marsh 
north. 



The Book of Possessions. 27 

[67.] John Compton his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house a,nd garden bounded with the Cove on the east : Ben- 
janiin Gillom on tlic west : the Fort hill on the south : andBoniamiu 
Gillom on the north. 

Nathaniel Woodward his jwssession tvithin tJie limits of Biston. 

One house and garden bounded with Benjamin Ward and 
Edward Hutchinson on the east : the marsh on the north : and on 
the west. 



[68.] Edward Hutchinson his possession within the limils of 
Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with Benjamin Ward east and 
south : Nathaniel Woodwar west : and the marsh north. 

Richard Sherman his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded Avith M"". Hibbins on the north 
and on the east : M''. Atherton Haugh on the south : and the 
gi'eene on the west. 

[69,] John Spoore his possession ivithin the liniits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M*". Hibbins west : the 
Creek north : the marsh east : and the streete south. Aliened see 
2 booke p. 9. 

2. Also one Acre and halfe or therabouts bounded witli Richard 
Fairebanks on the east : Robert Turner southwards : the streete 
north : and Captaine Robert Keine and WiUiam Fell west. 

13 (11) 1648. Henry Bridgham of Boston granted unto John 
Spoore of Boston his dwelling house in Boston and his lott as it is 
now marked out, being bounded on the south with Richartl Tapping : 
Arthur Perry on the west : M"". Haugh on the north and the high 
streete on the east, and this was by a deed dated 13 (11) 1G48, 
sealed and dd in presence of William Aspinwall, notarius publ. 

William Pells jiossession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Spoore east : the 
streete north : Capt. Keine south : and Miles Robert Rice* west. 

[70.] William Dinsdale his j)ossessio7i icichin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden l)ounded with Robert Rice east : the 
streete north : John Kenrick west : and Robert Scot south. 

Robert Rice his possession within the limits of Bnston. 

One house and garden bounded with W"\ Pell on the east : "W". 
Dinsdale on the west : Capt. Keine on the south : and the streete 
on the north. 

[71.] John Kenricks possession tvithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with W'". Dinsdale on tlie cast : 
James Pen on the west : the streete on the north : and on the 
soutii. 

* Thus in the original. 



28 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

James Pens possession tvitJiin the limit't of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with John Kenriek on the cast: 
the streete on the uorth : Richard Parker on the west : and 



[73.] * Nicholas Parkers possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with James Pen on the east : 
tlie streete north : Nathaniell Bishop west : and Robert Scot 
south. 

2. Also a Farme of two hundred and sixty Acres at Rumney 
Marsh bounded with John Newgate on the north and on the east : 
M^ Bellingham and the Creelce on the south : and Charlstowue 
bounds on the west. 

3. Also twenty Acres of land at Rumney Marsh bounded with 
Samuel Cole on the east and on the north : and John Newgate on 
the west and on the south. 

4. Also two acres in the mill field bounded with Thomas 
Buttolph southeast and southwest : Valentine Hill northwest : and 
the water northeast. 



Nathaniel Bishops possession uithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and Garden bounded with Nicholas Parker on the 
east : W"\ Hudson, senior, on the south : John Steevensou, Richard 
Waite and Edward Fletcher on the west : and the streete on the 
north. 

[73.] John Steevensons possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and j'ard bounded with Nathaniel Bishop east : the 
streete on the north : and Robert Reinolds on the west and on the 
south. This is sould see pag. 119. 

5 (11) 1G46. Richard Parker of Boston granted to John Ste- 
venson a certaine p'cel of land in Boston bounded w^ith Rich. 
Truesdale and the meeting house yard on the south and his owne 
land on the north, east and west, and this was by an absolute deed 
dat. 5 (11) 1G4G. Rich. Pakkeu. 

Witnes Tno. Roberts. 

This was againe sould to James Astwood, page , in the 

second booke. 

22 (G) 1G49. James Evei*ill of Boston granted to John Steven- 
son a certaine houselot in Boston bounded on the southeast with 
W™. Ilayward : W™. Tyng south : Robt. Porter northwest : and the 
streete northeast : and this was by an absolute deed dated 22 (G) 
1G49, before W". Aspinwall, Not. publ. 



The possession of Zaccheus Bosworth ivithin the limits of Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with the streete on the west 
and on tlie north : Richard Fairebanks south : and John S^'nder- 
laud east. 

2. Also two Acres in the New field bounded with the Coinonon 
the south : Richard Truesdale cast : Jane Parker west : William 



► Bichard wi'iLten first and erased. 



The Book of Possessions. 29 

3. Also one Acre and balfe in the new field bounded Avith 
Thomas Millard south : James Johnson north : Edmund Dennis 
east : and Richard Sherman west. 

4. Also at Braintree fifty one Acres bounded with Rocky 
Coinon and Richard Cooke north: John Mellowcs, John Davies 
and Monotaquit Eiver south : John Mellowes and James Browne 
west : Zaccheus Bosvvorth, John Davies and John Mellowes east. 



[74.] John Synderlands jJossessioji loithin the limits of BostO'i. 

One house and garden bounded with Zaccheus Bosworth west : 
the streete north : Richard Fairebanks couth : and easterl}- Richard 
Cooke. 

lo (G) 1G50. Whereas John Gallop deceased in his lifetime 
granted to John Synderland a p'cell of land in Boston in breadth 
nine rod more or lesse and in length twenty rodd more or lesse, 
bounded with the streete southeast : with the mill damme (where 
it is but eight rod in breadth) north west : Francis Hudson 
easterly : and M^ Coales westerly. Also a p'cell of land in length 
eighty foote, in breadth thirty and six foote, bounded with the 
streete northward : John Sweete southward : John Gallop west- 
ward : and John Synderland eastward. Mehetabel Gallop wife of 
the sd. John did ratif3' and confirme the same by a deed dated 
27th Feb. 1G49. 

Mehetabell Gallop and a seale. 



Richard Cookes possession xcithin (he litnits of Boston. 

1. One house and Garden bounded with John S^'uderland west : 
the streete north : Richard Fairebanks south : and John Lugg 
east. 

2. Also one Garden hounded with the Coinon west : Daniell 
Maud south : William Aspinwall north : and P>phraim Pope east. 
This is againe sould, see page 70. 

3. Also in the Newfield a certaine parcell bounded with W"\ 
Hudson, senior, west : Valentine Hill east. 

4. Also a Farme at Braintree of thirty f^'ve Acres bounded 
with Thomas Savage northwards : James Browne southwards : the 
Bay eastwards : and Rocky ground westwards. 

5. Also seven Acres more bounded with Thomas Savadge north : 
James Browne and John Webb south : W™. Werdall west. 

6. Also one Acre and quarter marsh, bounded with Thomas 
Savage and Monotaquit River east : John Davies and Oliver Mel- 
lowes west. 



[75,] John Lugg his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Cooke west : 
Richard Fairebanks south : Arthur Periy east : and the streete 
north. 



Arthur Perry his possessio7i ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and 3'ard and garden bounded with John Lugg west : 
Richard Fairebanks south : the streete north : M^ Haugh, Fi'ancis 
Loyall, Thomas Grubb and Thomas Millard east. 



30 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

[76.] Francis Ljjle his possp.ssions within the limits of Boston. 

1. Oue house and garden bounded with M"". Haugh on the 
north : the streete east ; Arthur Ferry west : and Tliomas Millard 
south. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the New field, 

Thomas Millard his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Francis Ljde north: 
Thomas Grubb south : Arthur Ferry west : and the streete east. 

2. Also in the New field halt'e an Acre bounded with Richard 
Truesdale west: Thomas Scotto east: Nathaniell Eaton north: 
and the Coinon south. 

3. Also one Acre in the Newfield bounded with Jane Farker 
west : William Wilson east : Zacchcus Hosworth and John Ruggle 
north, and also Edward Dennis north : and on the south. 

10 (8) IGol. Zacchens Bosworth granted to Tho. Millard (for 
valueable consideration reed) a p'cell land in Gentry field cont. one 
Acre be it more or lesse, bounded with Edw. Hutchinsons land 
north : the Cofnoii south : Thomas Millard east : and Zaccheus 
Bosworth west: and this was by an absolute deed dat. 10th Octo- 
ber, IGJl. Sealed and dd. in presence of William Aspinwall, not- 
publ. and Eaph Roote. 



[77.] William Asjjinwall his jwssession loithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Richard and Thomas 
Grubb on the north : the Coinon on the west : the high streete 
on the east : and Richard Cooke and Ephraim Fope on the south. 

2. Also at Muddy River nine Acres surrounded witii the Cedar 
swamp and Nathaniell Woodward the elder. 

3. Also at Hogg Island one Acre of Upland and three quarters 
of Marsh bought of Mrs. Ormsbie. 

Concerning the windmill, see the great booke of Records of 
Copies, &c. 

AV'illiam Davies, apothecary, for good and valueable consider- 
ation, granted to W'". Aspinwall of Boston a p'cell of land in 
Boston be the same halfe an Acre more or lesse bounded with the 
land of the sd. W"\ Aspinwall south and east: the Coinon west: 
Zaccheus Bosworth, Barker, Richard Cooke, Robert Wright, 

and Bomsted north : and this appcarcs l)y a deed dated 

11th November, IGol. Sealed and d'd. in presence of John 
Sanfford. 



Thomas Grubb his 2yossession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas jNIillard north : 
Arthur Ferry west : AVilliam Aspinwall south and the high streete 
east. 



[78.] Ephraim Pojyes possession rcithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Aspinwall north : 
Richard Cooke west : Ednunid Dennis soutli : and tlie liigh streete 
east. 



The Book of Possessions. 31 

Edmund Dennis his j^ossession v)i/hfn the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Ei)hraim Pope north : 
Edmund JaekUn south : the streete east : liichard Cooke and 
Daniel IMaud west. 

2. Also in the new field halfe an Acre bounded with John 
Ruggle cast : Zaccheus Bosworth west : Thomas IMillard south : 
Mr. Thomas Clark north. 

3. Also a smale parccll bounded with James Everill eastwards : 
the lane and streete southwest and northwest. 

4. Also at Braintree about twenty Acres bounded with Thomas 
Metson east: Alexander Plimlc}' westwards: Valentine Hill 
southwards. 

[79.] Edivard JacMin his 2^ossession ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Edmund Dennis north : 
William Townsend south : the streete east : and Daniell Maud 
west. Aliened, see p. 116. 

22 (3) 1G47. Richard Cooke of Boston granted unto Edmund 
Jaclvlin halfe an Acre of land in Bosto, being bounded with AV". 
Aspiuwall north : Daniell Maud south : the Coinon west : and 
Ephraim Pope east : and this was b}' a deed dated, sealed and d'd, 
10 (2) 1G45 in presence of "William Aspinwall, public Notary. 
This is againe sould, p. 125. 

22 (3) 1G47. Daniell Maud of Boston granted to Edmund Jack- 
lin of the same, halfe an Acre of land in Ijoston, bounded Aviih 
Eich. Cookes north : the Coulon west : Rich. Sherman south : 
and Edmund Jacklin east: and this by a deed dated 13 (8) 1G43, 
in p'sence of Ilatavill Nutter and Edward Starbuck, Elders of the 
Church at Dover. This is againe sould, p. 125. 

William Townsend his jyossession. ivithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Edmund Jacklin north : 
Jane Parker south : the streete east : and Daniell Maud west. 

[80.] Jane ParJcer her possession tuithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete east and 
south : William Townsend north : ^and Richard Sherman west. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the new field bounded with Thomas 
Millard eastwards: David Sellick, Nathaniell Chappele, Jacob 
Leger and ]\P. Pepes southwards : William Beamsley, Richard 
Sherman, and Zaccheus Bosworth northwest. 

3. Also fourty Acres of land at Muddy River bounded with — 
Jane Parker, the widdow of Richard Parker, intending to 

marrie, did b}- a deed of gift thus dispose of her land. Unto M;:r- 
garet her daughter and her heires, she did give out of her hous3- 
lott twenty one foote square in the angle at the meeting of the 
streets. Then all her house and lott, also the halie Acre in 
the newfield, and fourty Acres at Muddy river, she doth give to 
her sonns, viz', halfe to John Parker her eldest and his heiros, and 
the other halfe equally to be divided betwixt Thomas and Noah 
and theire heires, and if the one dve, then to descend to the sur- 



32 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

vivor : if both dye then to the eldest, and this was b}' a deed 
dated 15 (5) 164G, and the same day acknowledged before the 
Governor. 



Robert Blotts possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east and 
north : Mr. — Flint on the south : John Leverit on the west. 



[81.] M''. — Fillet his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Robert Blot north : John 
Leverit west : the streete east : and Anthony Harker south. 



3fr. Flint his possession icithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Anthony Harker north : 
Thomas Clarke south : the streete east : and George Burden west. 



[83.] Anthony Harkers possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete east : James 

Johnson west : Mr. Flint north : and Mr. Flint 

south. 



Thomas Clarks possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Mr. Flint north : 

Henr}' Webb and Georg Biirden west : the streete east and Raph 
Mason south. 



[83.] Raph Masons possessions in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Clarke north : 
Henry Webb west : the streete east : and Robert Wing south. 
This is sould to Thomas Painter, p. 50. 

21 (12) 1645. Isaac Perry granted unto Raph Mason of Boston 
ten Acres of land, be it more or lesse, at Muddy River, bounded 
with Raph Masons lot south, Thomas Scotto north : M''. Hibbins 
west: and this was by an absolute deed dated 20 (10) 1645: 
Acknowledged before Mr. Winthropp. 



Robert Wi))gs jjossession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south 
and the east : Henry Webb on the west ; and Raph Mason on the 
north. 

2. Also halfe an Acre of land bounded with the River on the 

west : Mr. Pepes on the south ; James Everill and on the 

east. 



[84.] Richard Carters possessions in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Mv. Oliver north : the 
Common west: the streete east: and Jacob Lcger south. 

2 (9) 46. William Parsons granted unto Rich: Carter, a parcell 
of land, abont an acre, bounded Robert AVing and Raph Mason 
cast : the lane south : the Coinon west : and Georg Burden 
north : by an ab.solut deed dated 2 (9) 46, acknowledged before 
John Winthrop, Governor. 



The Book of Possessions. 33 

7(1) 47. "W™. Aspinwall granted unto Rich: Cavter his lott at 
Muddy River eontaineing nine Acres more or lesse, bounded with 
Nathaniell Woodward, senior, towards the northwest, and the 
Cedar swamp on the other side : and this was by an absolute deed 
of sale, dat. 7 (1) 1G47. 

4. (11) 1G48. Richard Gridley granted to Richard Carter of 
Boston his lott at Spectacle Island, being by estimation three 
Acres more or lesse, situat on the hithermost part of the Easterne 
Spectacle, to have and to hould according to all the right he hatli 
in the same: and this was by a deed of sale dat. 2 (11) 1G48,' 
sealed and d'd in presence of W"". Aspinwall, Not. publick. 



Jacob Leger Ids possession within Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with Mr. Coleborne on the 
south : the Coiiion west : the streete east : and Richard Carter 
north. 

2. Also a house and garden bounded with Mr. Thomas Fowle 
south : the streete west : Robert Woodward north : and Thomas 
Buttolph east. 

3. Also an Acre or thereabouts bounded with Chaplains 

east : Richard Parker north : the Comon south : and Mr. Pepes 
west. 

[85-] M"^. William Coleborne within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with the high streete east : the 
lane and Edward Belchar south : Jacob Leger north : and . 



Edtvard Belchars possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Mr. Colborne east and 
north : the lane south : and William Talmage west. 



[86.] TJie possession of William Talmage in Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south : 
Edward Belchar east : and Thomas Snow on the north and on the 
west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with Robt. Walker west: Jacob 
Eliot east and south : and the streete north. 



The possession of Robert Walker in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Snow on the 
east : the Common north : the streete south : and William Brisco 
west. 

*[2. Also a garden bounded with Thomas Snow east : the Com- 
mon north : and : this was bounded before.] 

2. Also a garden bounded with WilUam Talmage east: the 
streete north : John Cranwell west : and Jacob Eliot south. 



[87.] William Brisco his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Robert Walker east : the 

Common north : the streete south : and Flacke west. 

24 (4) 1651. Thomas Alcock of Dedham granted unto W™. 

* Evidently a clerical error. 



34 City Doctoient No. 46. — Part 2. 

Brisco of Boston a lott of tAventy acres be it more or lesse, bounded 
with lulmnnd Crosse on the east and Edward Belchar on the 
west, halCe a mile from M^ Hibbins ferme : and this was by a deed 
dat. in the yeare 1G44. 



Raph lioote Ids possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Cranwell cast : John 
Cranwell and Richard Croychely south : William Salter west : and 
the streete north. 



[88*] William Salter Ms possessioyi in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Eaph Eoote east: the 
Common west : the streete north : Jacob Eliot and Eichard 
Cro^'chley south. 

2. Also an Acre in Mr. Colbornes field bounded with Jacob 
Eliot south and east : the bay west : and the Coioion north. 

3. Also at Muddy River eight acres, bounded with Robt. Burden 
west : William Brisco east : Nathaniel Woodward, senior, north : 
and Jacob Eliot south. This is againe sould to Ed: Devotion. 
Transcr, lib. 2, page 129. 



Jacob Eliots piossessioyi toithin (he limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with the highway east : the lane 
north : 'William Talma2;e west : and Mr. Colborns field south. 



[89.] Garret Bournes possession loitliin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Pklward Rainsford east : the 
marsh south : and the streete west and north. 

John Cranwells honse and possessions in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Raph Roote west : Robert 
Walker east: the streete north: and on the south twoe Acres of 
ground belonging to it : which twoe Acres is bounded with the 
garden on the north : Mr. Roe on the east : and Richard Cro3'chley 
on the west and on the south. 



[90.] Echvarcl Bainsfords jyossession in Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Garret Bourne west ; 
David Oflflcy east : the streete north : and the Cove south. 



David Offleys possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Edward Rainsford west : 
the lane east : the streete north : and the Cove south. 



[01.] If". Owen Roe his pos'^ession in the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with the streete north : the lane 
west : the Cove south : and John Pelton east. 



Jolin Peltons possession in Boston. 

One house and houselot bounded with Owen Roe west : the 
streete north : the Cove south : and the marsh on the east. 



The Book of Possessions. 35 

[93.] Griffith Boivens possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded the streete on the south and 

on the west : Miles Reading on the east : and Cole on the 

north. 



Cole his possessiomoithin the limits of Boston. 



One house and garden bounded with (iriflitli Ik) wen south : the 
streete west : Miles Reading east : and John Odlin north. 



[93.] John Odlinn his 2yossession in the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete west : Miles 
Reading east : Cole south : and Walter Sinet on the north 

12 («) IGoO. John Batcman granted to John Odlin a housclot 
in Boston (latel}- bought of John Cnddington) being bounded on 
the north with the lott of the sd John Odlin : tlie lott of Griffith 
Bowen on the south : the high streete west : and Richard Wilson 
east : and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 10 (8) 1G50. 

John Bateman and 

Test. William Aspinwall, a seale. 

John Cuddington. 

Waltei' Sinets possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Odlin south : the 
streete west : Thomas Buttolph and Miles Readinge east : and 
Jacob Leger north. 



[94.] Robert Woodivards p)ossession in Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Jacob Leger south : Thomas 
Buttolph east : the high streete west : and the lane north. 



Thomas Wheelers possession in Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with the lane south : high 
streete west : the watring place east : and William Blaintaine 
north. 

2. Also at Mudd3'- river fiftcene Acres bounded with M^ Ilibbins 
west : Carabridg bounds north : Robert Hull east : and Henry Fane 
south. 



[95.] William Blantaines jwssession in Boston. 

1 , One house and garden bounded with Thomas Wheeler south : 
John Hurd north : the streete west : and watring place east. 

2. Also another houselott bounded with John 8erch west : Wil- 
liam Brisco east : the streete south : and the Coihon north. 

27 (4) 1G4G. William Davies, Gunsmith, granted to W". Blan- 
taine, carpenter, halfe an Acre of laud, be it more or lesse, bounded 
with Thomas Bel west : the Mill streete north : Georg Griggs east : 
and William Blantaine south ; ami this was b}- an absolute deed of 
sale dated 27 (4) 1G4G, and acknowledged the same day before 
John Winthrop, Governor. 



John Hards possessio7i within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Blantaine south. 



36 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

the high stveete west : Gamaliel Waite cast : and Robert Hull 
north. 

[96.] Robert Hulls possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Hurd south : the high 
streete west : Job Judkiu north : and Gamaliel Waite east. 

The possession of Job JudJdns in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Robert Hull south : Elisa- 
beth Purton north : the streete west : and Gamaliel Waite, east. 

[97.] TJie possessions of Nathaniel Woodioard {the elder) in 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the mill lane south : the 
high streete west : John Palmer, Junior, east : and John Marshall 
north. 

John Marshall his 2'>ossession ivithin the limits of Biston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nathaniell Woodward, sen- 
ior, on the south : Richard Hogg north : Amos Richardson east : 
and the streete west. 

[98.] Richard Hoggs 2iossessiomvithin Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Marshall, south : Na- 
thaniel Eaton north: Amos Richardson and W"". Hudson, East: 
and streete west. AUened to John Lake, p. 138. 



Nathaniel Eaton his possession ivithin Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Richard Hogge south : Fran- 
cis East, north: W". Hudson, senior, east: and the streete west. 

[99.] Francis East his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nathaniell Eaton south : 
Charitie * and Richard Waite north : William Hudson east : and 
the streete east.f 

Charitie White her possession in Boston. 

One house and smale yard bounded with Francis East, south and 
east ; the streete west : and Richard Waite north. 

[lOO.] Richard Waite his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Charitie White and Francis 
East, south : Edward Fletcher, north : the streete west : and Na- 
thaniell Bishop east. 

Edicard Fletchers possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Waite, south : 
Robert Reinolds north : the high streete west : and Nathaniell 
Bishopp east. 

* Evidently a -word is dropped — should be Charitie White and Richard Waite. See 
next two lots. 

t Sic in orig. Should be west. 



The Book of Possessions. 37 

[101.] Robert Reinokls hi^t possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Edward Fletcher, south : 
the high streete west : the Fort streete north : and John Steeven- 
son, east. 



John Pahnei% junior, Jiis possession m Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with Nathaniel Woodwar, senior, 
west: the Mill streete, south: Amos Richardson, east: and John 
Marshall, north. 

[103.] Amos Richardson his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Palmer, John Mar- 
shall and Richard Hogg, west : the streete south : John Palmer, 
senior, east : and William Hudson, senior, and also with Robert 
Scott, north. 

'22 (3) 1G47. Francis Smith of Boston granted unto Amos 
Richardson of Boston, 2 Acres of land purchased I)}' him of Ed- 
mund Jacklin and Richard Sherman, being bounded with W'". As- 
pinwall north : the cofuon on the west : the streete on the south : 
Jane Parker, W". Townsend, P^dmuud Jacklin, Edmund Jackson 
and Ephraira Pope, east. This was by a deed dated the 22 (3) 
1G47, and signed before William Aspinwall, publ. Notary. 

John Palmer, senior, his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden or houselott bounded with Amos Richard- 
eon, west: Gamaliel Waite, east: Robert Scot and 3'oug W™. 
Hudson, north: and the Mill streete, south. 

[103.] Gamaliel Waite his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with John Palmer west : Mr. 
Thomas Oliver, north : Benjamin Negoos easterly : and the Mill 
streete south. 

Also one garden plott bounded with Richard Hollich, east : 
Elizabeth Purton, west : William Blaintaine south : and the streete 
ou the north. 

Benjamin Negoos his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Gamaliel Waite, west : Madie 
Engles, east : Mill streete, south : and M^ Oliver, north. 

[104.] lladie Engles his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with M"". Scott, north : Benjamin 
Negoos, westward: William Deming, eastward: and the Mill 
steed southward. 

William Deming his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and lott bounded Capt. Keine, north : Madie Engles, 
west : and Benjamin Gillora, easterly : and the lane southeast. 



[105.] Richard Gridley his possession in Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with the streete south and west : 
the Bay, easterl}" : and John Harrison northerly. 



38 City Docuiment No. 46. — Part 2. 

Also another lott bounded with Robert Turner northwest : John 
Harrison southwest : the Baj' southeast : and the Fort, northeast. 



John Harrison his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Richard Gridley southerly- 
the Bay, easterly : Richard Gridle^', northerly : Robert Turner, 
westerly. 



[106.] Nicholas Baxter his jpossessioyi within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the streete or lane, north and 
west : Edward Browne and the Bay, east : Mathew Ij'ons, south- 
ward. 



Edward Brotvne his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nicholas Baxter northei'ly 
and westerly : the Ba}' easterly : and Mathew lyons southward. 



[107.] Mathew lyons his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the lane westward : Nicholas 
Baxter and Edward Browne, northward: the Bay, eastward : and 
W". Netherland southwards. 



William Letherland* his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the lane westward ; the bay 
eastwards : Matthew lyons northward : and Abel Porter and the 
Cove southward. 



[108.] W"'. Teft his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the Cove, south : the lane 

east : the Mill streete, north : and Thomas Munt and Tuttle, 

westward. 



Thomas Munts possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with W". Teft, east and north : the 
Cove, south : and Jonathan Negoos westward. 



[109.] Jonathan Negoos his possessiori in Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with Thomas Munt, east : Thomas 
Foster, west : Wilham Teft, north : and the Cove, south. 



Thomas Foster his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Jonathan Negoos, east : Rich- 
ard Woodhouse, west : M". Tuttle, north : and the Cove, south. 
Sould to \V'". Browne, p. 130. 

The 30 (7) 39. Boston granteth to Tho. Foster, the Com'dr. at 
the Castle Island, a great lot at the Mount for six heads, uppon 
condition expressed for INIount Woollaston lands. This land is 
49 Acres, bounded towaixl the north with land of M^ Haughs : 
toward the west with land of M'". Benjamin Keaine : toward the 

•This name was first spelled by the clerk as iV^etherland, as in the preceding line. 
It should be Zetheiiand. 



The Book of Possessions. 39 

south with the land of Francis Lyall : toward the east with land 
of Nathaniell W"', and Francis L3-all. If it be aliened from the 
towue, the}- require 2 Acres in seven to be returned to the towne, 
or 2s. M. in steed thereof. 

Teste John Oliver, secret. 

[IIO.] Richard Wooclhouse Ids possession in Boston. 

One house and houselott bounded with Thomas Foster on the 
east : John Vyall on the west : Georg Griggs on the north : and 
the Cove on the south. 



Georg Griggs Ids lott and jyossession in Boston. 
One houselott bounded with M". Tuttle east : William Davies 
west : John Vyall south : and the millne streete north. 

[1 11.] Thomas Bdls possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with WiUiam Davies east : Richard 
Hollich west : William Blantaine on the south : and the streete on 
the north. 



Richard Hollich his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Thomas Bell, east : Gamaliel 
Waite, west: William Blaintaiue, south: and the streete north. 



[113.] Christopher Lawson his possession in the towae of 
Boston . 

20 (11) 1645. Richard Bellingham of Boston, Esq. : granted unto 
Christopher Lawson of Boston the one equall p'portionable halfe of 
the marsh land anciently granted to him by the towne of Boston, 
lyeing betweene his owne howse which he bought of ^V. Symons, and 
John Lowes. As appeareth by a deed dated 4 (4) 1644. 

Richard Bellingham and a scale. 

Witnes 

Samuel Bellingham 
Thomas Lake. 

20 (6) 1646. Thomas Buttolph of Boston granted unto Chris- 
topher Lawson of Boston a p'cell of land in the Mill field, contein- 
ing four Acres and halfe, be it more or lesse, bounded with bay 
north east : Nicholas Parker and Val. Hill northwest : and Chris- 
topher Stanley south : and this b}' deed dated 20 (6) 1646, acknowl- 
edged before John Winthrop, Governor. 

[113.] Robert Nunney his possession in the toivne of Boston. 

25 (1) 1646. David Selleck of Boston granted unto Robert 
Nanney his house and garden thereunto belonging with ten foote 
broade for a way leading to the said garden, (foi-merly purchased 
of Christopher Lawson) and also ten foote of the wharfe in breadth 
from John Hills, and in length from the Dock to his house : being 
bounded with John Hills and the streete westerly : the marsh north- 
erly : the marsh and Nathaniel Long easterly : and the Cove south- 
erly : as appeares by a deed of sale dated 25 (1) 1646 and the 
same day acknowledged before M^ Winthrop, Dep. Gov^ 

David Selleck and a scale. 



40 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

Also David Sellcck granted sixe foote more of the wharfe next 
adjoyneiug unto the former ten foote, and this b^y deed of sale with 
Avarrant}' against all men, and provision that ho should leave roome 
to passe upon the wharfe, and land goods as the rest of the neigh- 
bours doe. Dat. 29 (5) 1G4G and acknowledged the same day before 
M'". Winthrop, Governor. 

16 (7) IG50. Paul Allistre granted to Robert Nanney his dwell- 
ing house in Boston, taken in execntion of a Judgm'. against Rich: 
Straine, bounded with the land of Thomas Lake southwest : Arthur 
Perry northeast : Robert Wing northwest : and the cove southeast, 
(being in breadth 31 foote as appeares by the apprisement), to- 
gether with the land and wharfe to the sd. honse belonging: with 
warrantie against all that shall challeng any title thereto, by, from, 
or under him or Richard Straine or his p'decessors : and this was 
by a deed dated 16 (7) 1650. 

Pau. Allistre and a seale. 

[114 is blank.] 



[115.] ilF. Roger Fletcher his possession in Bostoyi. 

26 (4) 1646. Jeremy Houtchin of Boston in the Massachusetts, 
tanner, granted unto Roger Fletcher, late of London, merch'. his 
dwelling house, garden, orchard and tanpitts in Boston, bonnded 
with Benjamin Thwing, south : John Ruggle and Widdow Huune 
east : Sudbury streete west : and the lane north. Also a parcell 
of land bounded with John Newgate, sonthwest : M^ Staughton, 
northwest: the highwa}', northeast: and Thomas Ludkin, south- 
east: and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 26. (4) 1646. 
Acknowledged the same day before M^ Richard Belhngham. 

[116.] Nicholas Busbie his 2'>ossession in Boston. 

22 (6) 1646. Edmund -Jacklin of Boston granted unto Nicholas 
Busbie, worsted weaver, his dwelling house and garden, be it half 
Acre more or lesse, bounded wuth Edmund Dennis north : W™. 
Townsend south : the highstreete east : and Edmund Jacklin west. 
Acknowledged before the Governor. John Winthrop, esq''. ; 22 (6) 
1646. 



[117.] William Hailestones possession in Boston. 

29 (6) 1646. Edward Fletcher granted unto W". Hailestone, 
late of Tanton, taylor, part of his dwelling house, viz', the north 
end thereof, being 13 foote north and south, and twenty sixe foote 
east and west or thereabout ; with halfe his garden, being thus 
bounded : with Thomas Painter north : the Highway east : Na- 
thaniel Woodward and Edw. Fletcher south : and the High streete 
and Edward Fletcher west : this was by a deed dat. 29 (6) 1646, 
ac]i;nowledged before the Governor the same day. 

This is againe aliened, p. 128. 



[118.] Henry Shrimpton his possession in Boston, 
28 (7) 1646. Anthony Stoddard and John Leverit sould unto 
Hcnr}' Shrimpton of Boston, Brassier, a dwelling house and garden 
in Boston, bounded with the water streete south: the new streete 



The Book of Possessions. 41 

east : M^ John Wilsons * west : and John Parker north : and this 
was by an absokite deed, dat. (5) 1640: acknowledged the 26 
(7) 1040, before John Wiuthrop, Governor. 



[119.] Abraham Page his jwssessfon in Bonton. 

22 (8) 1640. John Steevenson granted his house and 3-ard to 
Abraham Page, which is bounded with Nathaniel Bishop east : the 
Fort streete north : and Robert Peinolds south and west : as ))y his 
deed dated 22 (8) 1046 doth appeare. Acknowledged before M\ 
John Winthrop, Governor, the same day: this is sould to John 
Hauset, page 120. 



[120.] John Hansett his 2^ossession in Boston. 

Abraham Page granted unto John Hansett of Roxbury his house 
and yard in Boston, bounded on the east with Nathaniel Bishop : 
the Fort streete on the north : and Robert Reinolds on the south 
and on the west: as appeares by his deed dated the 22 (8) 1040 : 
acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, the same daj-. 

[131.] Ilezekia Usher his possession in Boston. 

1. 

2. Edmund Jackson of Boston granted unto Hezekiah Usher of 
Boston his house and garden in Boston, bounded with ]M^ John 
Wilson north and east : the market steed south : and John Coggan 
west : being in front to the street 25 foote, and fourty foote docpe : 
and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dated I (12) 1046. 
Acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, 2 (12) 1640. 

[132.] W"^. Wicks his 2Wssession in Boston. 

12 (1) 46. John Sweete of Boston granted unto W'". Wicks of 
Boston a certaine house and garden in Boston, bounded with Thomas 
Aukor southeast : Christopher Stanley southwest and northwest : To 
have and tohould to him and his hcires for ever : dat. 25 (12) 1644, 
and Acknowledged 12 (1) 1646, before John Winthrop, Governor. 

[123.] Joseph Phippeni his possession in Boston. 

One housplott which formerl}' was Anchor Ainsworths, and bv 
Henry Rashley, Attorney- to the sd- Anchor (as 1)}' his p'curation 
dat. 8 (7) 1645 may appeare) sould unto the aforesaid Joseph : as 
by his deed of sale, dat. 30 (1) 1647 may appeare: which deed 
was acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, the said 30 
(1) 47. 



[124.] The possession of John Jephson in Boston. 

James Oliver by vertue of the last will and testament of John 
Oliver late of Boston deceased, hath granted unto John Jepson 
the house and garden in Boston which formerly was M". John Oli- 
vers : bounded with Valentine Hill southeast "and northeast: the 
streete, northwest : and John Pierce and John Knight southwest : 
as also the lott of Thomas Marshall which (for one rod length 

* Name indistinct. 



42 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

abutteth on the southwest at the southerly end of John Knights 
and John Pierces lott : and this was bj^ an absohite deed of sale 
dated 30 (2) 1G47, and acknowledged before the Governor the 
same day. 



[135.] The possession of John Anderson in Bocton. 

Edmund Grose of Boston granted unto John Anderson of the 
same, shipwright, his dwelling house in Boston, situat next to 
George Halsalls : and this was by an absolute deed of sale dat. 
1 (3) 1647, and acknowledged before the Governor 20th (3) 1647. 

[126.] Francis Smith his possessions in Boston. 

22 (3) 1647. Edmund Jaclin of Boston gi-anted unto Francis 
Smith of Boston, one Acre and halfe of land, be the same more or 
lesse, which was b}- him formerly purchased of Daniell Maud and 
Rich. Cooke, being bounded on the north with AVilliam Aspinwall : 
the CoHTon on the west : Eichard Sherman on the south : and 
W". Towusend, Edmund Jacklin, Edmund Dennis and Ei)hraira 
Pope on the east : and this was by a deed dated, sealed and d'd 
the 22 (3) 1647 before William Aspinwall, publ. notary. 

22 (3) 1647. Richard Sherman of Boston granted to Francis 
Smith of Boston, halfe an Acre of land in Boston, bounded with 
the said P^rancis Smith north : the CoiBon west : the streete south : 
and Jane Parker east : and this was by a deed dat. sealed and d'd 
the 22 (3) 1647 before William Aspinwall, publick Notary. 

Both these are sould, see page 1U2. 

12 (7) 1648. W"\ Hudson of Boston, Junior, did sell unto 
Francis Smith of Boston, his p't in the dwelling house of W™. 
Hudson, senior, being fourty six pound (the whole being one hun- 
dred and thirty) : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 
sealed and delivered 12 (7) 1648, in presence of W™. Aspinwall, 
Not. publ. 

1 (10) 1648. John Milom of Boston, Coop., granted unto Fran- 
cis Smith of Boston his p't in the dwelling house of W'". Hudson, 
senior, beinge fourty pounds sterl. (the whole being 130'') : and 
this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 29 (12) 1637. 

5 (11) 1648. W'". Chamberlaine assigned unto Francis Smith 
and his heires forever his house and ground thereto belonging, 
formerly bought of the sd. Francis, being bounded on the north 
with the lane : on the east with the highstreete : Richnrd Carter 
on the south : and the Coiiion on the west. This assignment was 
dated 4 (11) 1648. 

W*'. Chamberlaine. 

This house was againe sould to Ri. Wilson : p. 

18 (2) 1651. Ambrose Leech of Boston for valueable consider- 
ation granted to Francis Smith a p'cell of land in Boston in breadth 
all betwecne the house which is Joseph Wormalls and the land of 
the sd. Francis, being at the streete eight or nine foote more or 
lesse, and so according to the range by the end of Joseph Worm- 
alls house, unto the wharfe or Cove : and this was by a deed dat. 
16 (2) 1601. Signed, sealed and d'd. in presence of W™. Aspin- 
wall, Not'y publ. 



The Book of Possessions. 43 

[127.] The possession of Arthur Clarke in Boston, 

5 (5) 1G47. Ilemy Pease of Boston, plauter, granted unto Ar- 
thur Clarke of the same, carpenter, a eertaiue p'cell of ground, 
being in breadth fourty two foote and h at the front, and ninety 8 
foote and J- in length on the southwest side : the other side being 
ninety one foote and J- : and the end 38 foote : bounded on the 
southeast with the streete : Mr. Paine southwest : and liis owne 
lott on the northeast and northwest : and this was b}^ an absolute 
deed of sale, dat. 28 (4) 1G47, and acknowledged before M'. Nowel 
5 (5) 1647. 

I, W". Ting, doe heereb}- Give halfe my five lots of land of the 
Betweene goodm. Fippenuys and the bridge in Boston to 
my Couzen Jno. Francklyn, to him and his heires for ever. Bos- 
ton. 15, 11'"°- lGo2. p me AVm. Tynge 

Entred and recorded 2 Feb. 1G52, p. Edw. Eawson, Recorder. 

The testimony of W°\ Francklin, aged about forty five years : 
being by occasion at M^ W"\ Tings house upon the 15 (11) 1G52, 
hard M''. W'". Tinge say that one half of the five Roods of land 
belowe the high way betweene the bridge and goodman Fippennies, 
he did give to his Cozen John FranekUn, and would confirme it by 
deede to him. 

Taken upon oath, the first of the 12'"°- 1652 before Mr. Hib- 
bins. 

Entred and Recorded, 2d February 1G52. Edward Rawson, 
Recorder. 

This deede of guift within written under Capt. W"\ Tings own 
hand, I, W"\ Phillips, jun., of Boston do testifie that it was d'd 
unto my Brother John Franckling by M''. Willm. Tinge in my pres- 
ence : witnes my hand this (1) day of the 12 mo. 1G52. 

Taken upou oath the I of the 12 mo. 1G52 before Mr. Hibbins. 

Entred aud Recorded 2d february 1G52. p. Edw. Rawson, 

Recorder. 

[128.] Richard Lippincot his p>ossessio7i in Boston. 

31 (5) 1G47. William Hailestone of Boston, Tailor, gTanted 
unto Rich. Lippincot of Boston, Barber, his house aud garden in 
Boston, bounded with Tho. Painter north : the high street and Ed- 
ward Fletchers garden west : the high way east : Nathaniel Wood- 
ward and Edward Fletclier south : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale, dat. 31 (5) and acknowledged before l^P. Endicot 
10th of the G"°- 1G47. 

[129,] John Vyall his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden containeing halfe an Acre bounded on the 
east Richard Woodhouse : the high way on the west : Georg Griggs 
north : and the marsh and Cove on the South. 

Aliened to W™. Cosin, Booke 2, page 27. 

[130.] W"'. Broivne his possession in Boston. 

Thomas Foster granted to W"\ Brown late of Salem, his house 
and garden in Boston, bounded with Jonathan Nogoos east : Georg 
Griggs north : Richai'd Woodhouse west : and Cove south : and 



44 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

this was by an absolute deed dat. 13 (8) 1G47 : and acknowledged 
before the Governor the same day. 

[131.] Thomas Beamont his jwssession in Boston. 

Thomas Foster of Boston granted unto Tho: Beamont of Lon- 
don, JMariner, fourtie nine Acres of land at Mount Woollaston, 
bounded on the north with M''. Atherto Ilaugh : Benja-min Keane on 
the west : Francis Lyle south : Nathanicll Williams and Francis 
Lyle on the east. And this was by a deed of absolute sale, dat. 
9 (8) 1G47: and acknowledged before the Governor 19 (8) 1G47. 

Also he granted a hyewa}' of six foote to be maintained between 
Barnabas Fawer, James Mattox, Arthur Perry and his owne, at 
the head of the lotts. 14 (1) 1C48. 



[133.] William Chamhedaine his possession in Boston. 

9 (9) 1G47. Francis Smith granted unto William Chamberlaine 
liis house and garden together with the shopp and houseinge unto 
the same belonging, being bounded on the north with the lane : on 
the west with tlie Coinon : the high streete east : and Richard Car- 
ter south : and this was by an absolute deed dat, 30th of October 
1G47; acknowledged the 9 (9) 1G47 before M"". llibbins. 

This was again assigned to Francis Smith, see p. 12G. 

[133.] Barnabas Fawer his jjossession in Boston. 

14 (1) 1G47. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto Barnabas 
Fawer of Boston, a houslott in Boston bounded with the Cove 
southeast : the lane northeast : James JMattocks southwest : and 
his owne norwest : and this by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 23 
(9) 1G4G, and acknowledged before M^ W". Hibbins, 14 (7) 
1647. 

[134.] James Mattox his possession in Boston. 

14(1) 1 G47. Valentine Hill granted unto James Mattox in Bos- 
ton a certaine houslott in Boston, bounded with Arthur Perry 
southwest : the Cove southeast : Barnabas Fawer northeast : and 
his owne land northwest : and this was by a deed dat. 23 (9) 1G4G, 
and acknowledged before M^ W™. Hibbins 14 (1) 1648. Also he 
granted a hyewaye of six foote to be maintained at the head of the 
lotts of Barnabas Fawer, James Mattox and Arthur Perry for 
theire accommodation and his owne. 14 (1) 1G47. 

[135.] The possession of Robert Turner, shoomaker, in 
Boston. 

14 (2) 48. Valentine Hill granted unto Robert Turner, one 
house and garden in Boston, bounded with Thomas Buttolph 
north : Thomas Hawkins south : John Biggs west : and the streete 
east: and this was by deed dat. 1 (10) 1G44, and acknowledged 
before M^ Bellingham 10 (2) 1G48. 

[136.] The possessions of Ciristopher Clarke of Boston. 
12 (3) 1G48. Nicholas Willis of Boston granted unto Ciiristo- 
pher Clarke of the same, mariner, his house and garden in Boston 



The Book of Possessions. 45 

bounded with Jolin Bntton southwest : the street east : Thomas 
Painter northerly- : and James Everill westerly : and this was by 
an absohite deed of sale dated 12 (3) 1G48. 

N1CI101.AS "Willis and a seale. 
Sealed and d'd in presence of 
William Aspinwall 
James Allison. 

[137.] Tlie possession of James Nash in Boston. 

7 (4) 1G48. John Milom of Boston granted unto James Nash 
of Wayraouth, a ccrtainc parcell of marsh in Boston, being fourty 
foote in breadth at the front, bounded with the Mill creeke south- 
west ; the highway northwest : M^ W". Ting northeast and south- 
east, as farr as low water markc : and this was by a deed, dated 
and sealed before William Aspinwall, Notary publ. 7 (4) 1G48. 

[138.] John Lake his 2')ossession in Boston. 

14 (4) 1648. Richard Hogg of Boston sould unto John Lake of 
Boston his house and garden in Boston, bounded with John Mar- 
shall south : Nathaniel Eaton north : Amos Richardson and W". 
Hudson east : and the high streete west : as appeares by a deed 
dat. 21 (8) 1G45. witnes Philemon Pormort. bould to Thomas 
Wiborne, p. 139. 

26 (4) 1648. Thomas Wibourne granted unto John Lake of 
Boston a certaine p'cell of land, conteineing eleven perches be the 
same more or lesse, being bounded with Robt. Reinoulds on the 
north and the east : Edward Fletcher south : and the high streete 
west: and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 26 (4) 1648, sealed 
and delivered before me, William Aspinwall, Notaiy publick. 

[139.] Thomas Wiborne his possession in Boston. 

14 (4) 1648. John Lake granted unto Thomas Wiborne his 
dwelling house in Boston andlhe garden thereto belonging, bemg 
bounded on the south with John Marshall : Nathaniell Eaton north : 
Amos Richardson and W™. Hudson east : the high streete west : 
and this was by an absolute deed of sale. Dated the 14 (4) 1648, 
before William Aspinwall, publick Notary. 



[140.] John Phillips his possession in Boston. 

16 (4) 1648. John Milom granted unto John Phillips all that 
his dwelling house and shop and garden in Boston, bounded on 
the northeast with John Hill : the lane southwest : Tho. Yow * 
northwest : and the Cove southeast : and this was sealed and 
delivered the 16 (4) 1648, before me, W". Aspinwall Notary 
publ. 

[141.] Henry Browne his possession in Boston. 

20 (4) 1648. "WilUam Douglas of Boston granted unto Henry 
Browne of Limehouse, mariner, a parcell of land, part of his 
houselott in Boston, containeing fifty six perches, three quar- 

* This name is often spelt Yeo. 



46 City Document No. 4G. — Part 2. 

ters, of land, be the same more or lesse ; being in front at the sea 
thirty one foote, and in front toward the streete fyve rod, three 
foote, or thereabouts : bounded on the northeast with Joseph 
Baster, the River and W°'. Douglas : on the southeast with W". 
Douglas and the streete : on the southwest, with W"". PhiUips and 

: and on the northwest with Joseph Baster and 

Thomas Anchor : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, sealed 
and d'd in presence of me, William Aspinwall, Not. publ. the 
20 (4) 1G48. 



[143.] TF". Douglas his possession in Boston. 

Walter Merry in behalfe of himselfe and Thomas Anchor, granted 
unto W". Douglas of Boston, Coop., one dwelling house in Boston, 
scituate betweene the lotts of John Sweete and John Seabury, to- 
gether with the shopp which was Thomas Anchors and the ground 
thereunto belonging : and this was b}' an absolute deed of sale dated 
1 (3) 1G4G, acknowledged before W. Belhngham 15" (4) 1648. 

Walter Merry granted unto W™. Douglas one little house with 
the ouse* late in the tenure and occupation of John Newgrove, 
ftdjo3'ing to the former house and ground, to have and to hould 
the said house and ground to him and his heires forever. Dat. 12 
(1) 1G47, and acknowledged before Mr. Bellingham, 15 (4) 1648. 



[143.] John Baker his possession in Boston. 

1 (4) 1G48. Joseph Phippeni granted unto Joh. Baker the moietie 
or one halfe of his house lott, being in breadth twentie foote, 
bounded on the south with Thomas Savage : W"'. Phillips west : 
the said Joseph Phippeni north : and the Bay east : and this was 
by an absolute deed of sale, sealed and d'd in presence of W"\ Aspin- 
wall, publ. Notarie. 



[144.] M''. TF". Davies, Apothecari/, his possession in Boston. 

2 (G) 1G48. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto W™. Davies 
a certaine p'cell of land in the Newfiicld in Boston, being foure 
Acres more or lesse, bounded on the north with James Pen : John 
Biggs and James Pen on the west : Robert Turner on the east : 
and Thomas Buttolph on the south : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale sealecl and delivered before W". Aspinwall, Not. 
publ. the 2 (G) 1G48. 



[145.] Richard Beniiet his possession in Boston. 

26 (6) 1648. W™. Phillips and Susan his wife granted unto 
Richard Bennet of Boston twoe or three Acres of land in Boston 
in the Mill field, bounded with theire owne land northwest, south- 
west and northeast : and on the southeast with the lands of the sd. 
Richard Bennet and W". Phillips : and this w^as by a deed sealed 
and delivered 26 (6) 1648, before W^illiam Aspinwall, Not. publicke. 

12 (1) 1650. Thomas Clark of Boston, merch'., for valueable 
consideration rec"d., granted to Richard Bennet of Boston one 
quarter of an Acre of land in Boston, in the mill field, bounded 

* Th>i8 ia the origifial. 



The Book of Possessions. 47 

with the barne and bai'iie j-ard of the sd. Rich, on the northeast: 
the streete southeast : AV". Phillips southwest and northwest : and 
this was 1)3' a deed dated 12 (1) iGaO, before me W". Aspinwall 
sealed and delivered. 



[146.] Richard Straine his j^ossession in Boston. 

25 (7) 1648. Valentine Hill of Boston granted nnto Richard 
Straine of of* Boston, one Acre of laud in Boston, be the same 
more or lesse, being bounded on the southwest with M^ Nathaniell 
Eldred : M^ John Oliver and the high waj^es northwest and north- 
east : Arthur Perry and the greate Cove southeast : and this was by 
an absolute deed of sale dated the 27lh of August 1G48, and 
Acknowledged by M^ Hill before mee W™. Aspinwall 25 (7) 1G48. 
Witnes Henr}' Shrimpton and Thom. Bomsted. 



[14:7.] George MicheU his ^wssessioyi in Boston. 

10 (8) 1G48. Joseph Phippeni of Boston granted unto George 
Michell a house and house lott in Boston, bounded on the north 
with Capt. Thomas Hawkins : John Baker on the south : the Ba}" 
on the east : and W"\ Phillips on the west : and this was by a deed 
dat. 10 (8) 1G48, before W". Aspinwall, Not. publ. 



[148.] John Langdon his 2^ossession in Boston. 

Nathaniell Woodward, Junior, granted unto John Langdon of 
[Bo]tston, his dwelling house and garden in Boston, being bounded 
on the [south]! '"'ith Richard Waite : Edward Fletcher on the 
north : Nathaniell Bishop on the east : and the high streete on the 
west: and this was by an absolute deed, dat. IG (8) 1G48, sealed 
and d'd before William [ Aspin] -j-wall and Robert Button. 



[149.] liice Jonies his possession in Boston. 

17 (9) 1G48. Robert Bur nam granted nnto Rice Jones of Bos- 
ton a houslott in Boston, bounded on the south with Robert 
Burnam : ould Rawlins on the north : the highway cast : and W™. 
Phillips west: and this was by a deed, dat. 17J (9) 1G48, before 
W". Aspinwall, Not. publ. 




[Here ends the Record of Possessions, the next page, the reverse 
of p. 149, being occupied with part of a contemporaneous in- 
dex. At the foot of pp. 145-149 are some notes of stray cattle 
recorded in 1G75 b}^ Free Grace Bendall, and in 1G93 by another 
clerk.] 

* Repeated tliu's. 

tJSTcaily illegible in oi-iginal. 

j This date imy be read 27 (9) 1648. 



48 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

The following document is undoubtedly worth a place ; it is at 
the foot of p. 145 : — 

Massachusetts Collony John Leverett, esq"". Gov'. 

IN New England 

[The Seale.] To all people who shall see these presents or 
hearc them read, greeting. Know yee that Lancelott Talbott and 
Joseph Smith have bought of the Tresurcr of this Collony seaven 
Indians, viz'. George, William, Hawkins, great David, Ivoulcy, 
John Indian and Tommoquin, which Indians were sentanc'd to be 
sould for slaves : to which end the said Talbott and Smith may trans- 
port them to any place out of this Continent. In testimony of the 
truth hereof, I have caused the publique seale of the Collony to be 
affixed hereunto, this 22 of 9'"' lG7o, Ano'q. Regni Regis Caroli. 
secundi nunc Aug* xxvii. 

John Leverett, Gov'. 

Recorded and compard, 20"". 9*". 75, pr, F. Bendall, Rec. 

* The next word is indistinct. 



INDEX TO THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



Adams, 5. 
Addington, 23. 
Ainsworth, 21, 41. 
Alcock, 33. 
Allington, 15. 
Allison, 45. 
Allistrc, 40. 

I Anchor, 46. 

I Ankor, 41. 
Anderson, 9, 12, 42. 
Angler, 14. 
Arnold, 8. 

( Aspinwal, 1. 

i Aspinwall, 2, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 
20, 21, 23, 24, 20, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 
37, 42, 45, 46, 47. 
Astwood, 28. 

Baker, 46, 47. 

Barker, 30. 

Barlow, 11. 

Barrel!, 18,19. 

Bastcr, 4G. 

Bateman, 35. 

Bates, 13, 18, 23. 

Baulston, 17. 

Baxter, 38. 

Bay, the, 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 21, 22, 29, 34, 
38, 46, 47. 
Salt, 8, 19. 

Beamont, 44. 

Bcaraslcy, 7, 22, 25, 31. 
) Heck, 14, 15, 23,25. 
I Bccko, 1. 

Bcek, 14. 

j Be), 35. 

i Bell, ::9. 
Belchar, 33, 34. 

I Belcher, 33. 

Bcllingham, 1, 3, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20, 28, 
33, 40, 44, 46. 

Bondr.ll, 2, 3, 8, 13, 16, 20, 21, 22, 47, 48. 

IJennet, 7, V'>, 46. 

Big!<s, 1, 7, 14, 15, 25, 44, 46. 

j ijishop, 21,23, 36,41,47. 
Bishopp, 36. 
Blaintaine, 35, 37, 39. 

I Blantaine, 39. 
Blot, 32. 

f Blott, o2. 
Bomsted, 30, 47. 
Boston necke, 16. 

Bosworth, 5. 7, 13, 15, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31. 
Bourne, 7, 8, 34. 
Bow'cn, 19, 35. 
Brackelt, 24. 

Braiiitrec, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 18, 19, 21, 29, 31. 
Bridgham, 26, 27. 
Brisco, 3:!, 34, 35. 

j Brown, 5, 14, 43. 

J Browne, 1, 5, 0, 14, 23, 29, 38, 43, 45. 
Burden, 3, 4, 7, 13, 17, 18, 21, 23, 32, 34. 
Buiiehig Place, 20. 
Burnam, 47. 
Bnsbie, 40. 
Buslnvell, 17, 20. 
Buttolph, 2, 5, 14, 15, 22, 25, 28, 33, 35, 39, 44, 

46. 
Button, 2, 15, 18, 19, 45, 47. 



( Carabridg, 35. 

I Cambridge, 2. 

Carter, 4, 14, 32, 33, 42, 44. 

I Causway, the, 16. 

I Cawsey, the, 15. 
Cedar Swamp, 7, 25, 30, 33. 

(Chaffe, 11. 

\ Chaffie, 5, 11, 12. 

I ChaUy, 5. 
Chamberlaine, 42, 44. 
Chaplaino, 33. 
Chappcll. 11, 12, 31. 
Charlestowno, 15, 16, 28. 
Cliecvcrs, 8. 
Church at Dover, 31. 

( Clark, 10, 15, 16, 46. 

] Clarke, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 22, 25, 31, 32, 

( 4 J, 44. 
Clerk. 5. 

} Coaics, 29. 

ICole, 5, 8, 0, 10, 11,12,28,35. 
Cosgan, 1, 3, 5, 7. 19, 41. 

( Colbornc, 26, 33, 34. 

< Colbourne, 23. 

( Coleborne, 33. 
Common, Boston, 2. 
Comon, The, 2, 0, 7, 14, 17, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 

_30, 31 , 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 42, 44. 
Couion, Ilocky, 5, 15, 29. 
Compton. 2G, 27. 

I Cook, 19. 

) Cooke, 9, 13, 15, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 42. 
Copp, 5. 
Corncwcll, 17. 
( Corser, 24. 
) Courser, 3, 4, 24. 
Cosin, 43. 
Cotton, 1,3,21. 

Cove, the, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 
18, If), 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 38, 39, 
40, 42, 40, 44, 45. 
Fisher's, 1. 
Grate, 47. 
Cox, 15. 

Cranwell, 33, 34. 
Creeke, the, 12, 14, 27, 28. 
Crecko Mill, 4, 20. 
i Critchley, 26. 
J CVychley, 25. 
Crosse, 34. 
) Croychely, 26, 34. 
) Croychlcy, 26, 34. 
Cuddington, 36. 
Cullimer, 9, 10, 11, 16. 
Cullimore, 6. 

Dane, 2, 12. 

D.ivies, 4, 5, 6, 7, 22, 23, 29, 30, 35, 39, 46. 

Davis, 15. 

Dedham, 2, 33. 

Dcming, 26, 37. 

Dennis, 29, 30, 31, 40, 42. 

Devotion, 34. 

Diggcs, 7. 

Dinelov, 26. 

Dinsdalc, 27. 

Dorchester, 16. 

Douglas, 45, 46. 

Downing, 17. 



50 



Index to the Book of Possessions, 



Dowse, 3. 18. 
Bunster, 3, 15. 

East, 22, 30. 

I Eaton, 22. 

JE.itoii,25, 30,36, 45. 
Elclrcd, 47. 

Eliot, 22, 25, 26, 33, 34. 
Endicot, 43. 

Encland, New, 11, 24, 25. 
Englcs, 37. 
Essex Co. 11. 
Evcaiis, 14. 
Evcrcd, 1. 

I Evcrdl, 9. 

I Kvcrill, 0, 9, 14, 18, 19, 24, 28, 31, 32, 45. 

Fairobanks, 3, 4, 15, 17, 23, 27, 28, 29. 

Fane, 3, 13, 35. 

Farnam, 6. 

Faiilconer, 5. 

Fawcr, 44. 

Field, Gentry, 30. 

Fort, -Si. 

Mill, 5, 7,10, 18, 28, 39, 46. 

Milne, 15. 

Kew, 3, 4, 7, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 
23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 46, 
Fippenny, 43. 
Fish, 6, 7. 
Flacko, 32. 

Fletcher, 28, 36, 37, 40, 43 45, 47. 
Flint, 32. 
Fort, the, 38. 
Foster, 8, 38, 39, 43, 44. 
Fo-wlo, 2, 15, 33. 
Foxcroft, -iO, 21. 

{Krancklin, 43. 
Franckling, 43. 
Francklyn, 43. 
Franklin, 3, 14, 20. 

Gallop, 11, 12, 29. 
Georges, 18. 

S Gibone8,2, 3, 6, 14, 20. 

( Gibons, 2. 
Gibson, 5. 
Gillom, 26, 27, 37. 
Glover, 3, 17. 
Goodwin, 5, 6. 
Gore, 11. 
Goultrop, 19. 
Greames, 3, 17. 
Green, the, 27. 
Gridley,22, 24,33, 37,38. 
Griggs, 8, 35, 39, 43. 

j Grose, 42. 

} Grosse, 6, 7, 9, 22. 
Grubb, 7, 25, 29,30. 
Gunnison, 3, 17. 



Hailstone, 40, 43. 
Ilalsall, 42. 
J Ilaiiset, 41. 
I Il.ansctt, 41. 
llarkcr, 7, 32. 
Hiirrison, 37, 38. 
Ilarwood, 21. 
Dangh, 2, 27, 29, 30, 38, 44. 
Ilawcs, G. 
Ilawgbton, 12. 
Hawkins, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 25, 

44,47. 
( Hibbens, 23. 

} Uibbins, 2, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 32, 31, 35, 43, 
I 44. 

Highway, the, 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16,19, 
21,22,23, 34,40. ^3, 45, 47. 
"nill, 4, 0, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 
22,24,25, 28, 29, 31, 30, 41,44, 45, 46, 



Hills, 1,22, 39. 
Hill, Gentry, 3. 
Fort, 22, 27. 



( Hogg, 22, 3C, 37, 45. 

) lloggc, oG. 
Uollieh, ;i7, 09. 
Houtehin. 1:J, 18,40. 
Houlbiii, 3. 
How, 45, 
Ilowen, 4, 13, 18. 
Hudson, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23,28, 

2'.>, 30, 37, 42, 45. 
Hull, 8, 35,33. 
Hunne, 3, 4, 9, 18, 19, 40. 
Hunt, 19. 
Hurd,35, 36. 
Hutchinson, 4, 15, 21, 25, 26, 27, 30. 

Island, Cislle, 38. 

Hogg, 30. 

Spectacle, 33. 
lyons, 38. 

j Jacklin, 31, 37, 40, 42. 

( Jaclin, 42. 

Jackson, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 19, 37, 41. 
Jeofifrcys, 16. 

( .Tephson, 41 

j Jepson, 41. 

Johnson, G, 7, 15, 17, 29, 32. 
Jones, 47. 
Jonies, 47. 
Jov, 9, 10. 
Judkins, 19, 36. 

{Keaine, 38. 
Kcane, 44. 
Ke.ayne, 3, 4. 
Kcine,23, 21, 27, 37. 
4 Kenrick, 27, 2S. 
I Kcniicke, 4. 
Kirkby, 12, 13. 
Knight, 3, 9, 10, 17, 41, 42. 

Lake, 36, 39, 40, 45. 
Lamb, 14. 

Lane, the, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, IS, 20, 23 
24. 20, 31, 32, 33,34, 35, 37, 33, 40, 42, 44, 
4"). 
Langdon, 47. 
Lawson, 15,16, 21,22,39. 

\ Le.auger, 15. 

I Lcger, 2, 23, 31, 32, 33, 35. 
Leech, 42. 
Letherl.and, 38. 

f Leveret, 4. 

ILeverett, 48. 
Leverit, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 
32, 40. 
Leveritt, 11. 
Lippincot, 43. 
London, 40, 94. 
Lonir, 21, 39. 
( Low, 10, 45. 
} Lowe, 1, 14, 39. 
Lovall, 7, 20. 
Ludkin, 40. 
Lugg, 23, 29. 
Lyail, 39. 
Lyle, 2, 30, 44. 

Mainard, 19. 
Makepeace, 13, 18. 
Marketplace, 5. 
Market Steed, 7,41. 

Marsh, the, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, 23, 26, 
27, 34, 39, 43. 

Coramon, 1, 21. 

Mill Field, 3. 

Uumney, 7, 28. 
Marshall, 3, 4, 9, 10, 33, 37, 41, 45. 
Marlin, 24. 
Mason, 10, 23, 32. 
Massachusetts, 40. 
( Mattocks, 44. 
I Mattox, 44. 



Index to the Book of Possessions. 



51 



( Maud, 3, 29, 31, 42. 
I Maude, 1,3. 

Mcercs, 4, 13, 26. 
iMocrs, 21. 
MekiiiB, 11. 

McUowes, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 29. 
Merry, G, 22, 46. 
Mcssingcr, 14, 25, 26. 
Motson, 31. 
Michell, 47. 
Mill, the, 20. 

crcekc, 10, 20, 45. 
damme, 29. 
lane, 36. 
pond, 2. 
Milland, 26. 
Millard,25, 29,30, 31. 
Milom, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, 22, 42, 45. 
Monotacut, 19. 
Mount Wallaston, 38, 44. 
Munt, 8, 14, 38. 

Nanncy, 39, 40. 
Nash, 2, 20, 21,45. 
Ncgoos, o7. 38, 43. 
Nethcrland, 38. 

I Newberry, 11. 

) Newbury, 11. 
Newgate, 3, 13, 28, 40. 
Newgrove, 46. 
Nowel, 43. 
Nutter, 31. 

Odlin, 35. 
Offley, 34. 
Oliver, 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 15, 21, 23, 24, 32, 37, 39, 

41,47. 
Ormebie, 30. 

Page, 41. 

Paine, 43. 

Painter, 18, 19, 32, 40, 43, 45. 

Palmer, 36, 37. 

Parker, 4, 13, 15, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 

31,33,37,39,41,42. 
Parsons, 4, 23, 32. 
Pasmer, 10, 11. 
Pease, 6, 14, 19, 23, 43. 
Pell, 3, 27. 
Pellon, 34. 

Pen, 4, 15, 23, 27, 28, 46. 
Pcnniman, 13. 
Pepes, 31,32, 33. 

Perry, 2, 23, 20, 27, 29, 30, 32, 40, 44, 47. 
Phillips, 7, 16, 20, 43, 43, 46, 47. 
Phippeni, 3, 11,41,46,47. 
Pierce, 1, 9, 10, 15, 21, 22, 41, 42. 
Plimley, 31. 
Pope, 29,30, 31, 37,42. 

( Pormort, 45. 

) Portmort, 19. 
Porter, 24, 28, 38. 
Powell, 24. 
PullenPoynt, 1, 15. 
Purton, 36,37. 

Rainsford, 34. 
Rashley, 41. 
Rawlins, 10, 16, 47. 
Rawson, 25, 43. 
( Reading, 35. 
) Readinge, 35. 
Reinolds, 21, 28, 36,37, 41, 45. 
Rice, 3, 27. 

Richardson,22, 36, 37,45. 
River, the, 5, 13, 10, 23, 32, 46. 

Charles, 2, 8, 25. 

Meriraack, 11. 

Monotaquid, 7. 

Monot.^quit, 5, 9, 15, 29. 

Monotoquit, 9. 

Muddy, 2, 7, 14, 18, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 
34,35. 

Newbury, 11. 
Roberts, 28. 



Roe, 34. 

Roote, 14, 30, 34. 

Roxbury. 2,41. 

Ruck, 10. 

Ruggle, 13, 28, 30, 31. 

Rugglcs, 40. 

8alcm, 17, 43. 
Salter, 20, 34. 
Saltonstall, 12, 17. 
{ Sanfford, 30. 
\ Sanfoi-d, 12, 13, 25. 
Savadgc, 8, 19, 29. 
} Savng?, 9, IG, 18, 19, 21, 29, 46. 

Scot, 23, 27, 28, 37. 
) Scott, 4,22, 23,37. 
Scotto, 1,13, 14, 1 'J, 25, 30, 32. 
Sea, the, 1,6,8, 15,23. 
J Seabcrry, 6, 22. 
} Seabury, 46. 
I Sedgwick, 25. 
I Scdgwickc, 25. 

Selleck, 4, 39, 40. 
/ Scllick, 4, 21, 22, 31. 
Serch, 35. 
Shaw, IS, 19. 

Sherman, 2, 27, 29, 31, 37, 42. 
i Shoarc, 11, 12. 
) Shore, 5, 9, 12, 22, 
Shrimpton, 40, 47. 
Si net, 2, 15, 35. 
Smith, 2, 6, 7, 37, 42, 44, 48. 
\ Snow, 33. 
I Snowe, 2. 
Souther, 24. 
Spoone, 3. 
Spoore, 2, 16, 24, 27. 
Springate, 2, 4, 23. 
I Stanley, 1, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 
I Stanly, 10. 
Starbuck, 31. 
j Staughton,40. 
( Stoughton, 4. 
\ Steevenson, 23, 41. 
( Stevenson, 26, 37. 
Stillman, 17. 
Stoddard, 3, 20, 40. 
Straine, 40, 47. 
Stratton, 16. 

Streele, the, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 
13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 
24, 25, 26,27,28,29,30,31, 
34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 
46, 47. 
Gentry Hill, 14, 15. 
Cove, 3. 
Fortt, 3, 37, 41. 
High, 2, 3, 19, 23, 26, 27, 30, 33, 

37,40, 42,43,44,45,47. 
Market, 3. 
Mill. 8, 35, 37, 38. 
Millne, 39. 
New, 40. 

Sudbury, 3, 4, 13, 14, 21, 40. 
Water, 3, 40. 
Sweete, 5, 6, 11, 22, 29, 41, 46. 
) Symonds, 14. 
ISymons, 1,9, 10, 21,39. 
i Syndcrland, 28,29. 
( Synderlant, 23. 

T.albott, 48. 

I Talmage, 33, 34. 

) Talmidge, 2. 
Tanton, 40. 
Tapping, 26, 37. 
Tcft, 8, 38. 
Thomas, 24. 
Thompson, 8. 
Thwing, 3,13,14,40. 

fTing, 17,43,43. 
Tinge, 43. 

^ Tings, 11. 

I Tyng, 2, 3, 13, 16, 17, 18,21, 28. 

ITynge, 1,24. 



3, 41. 



10, 12, 
22, 23, 



52 



Index to the Book of Possessions. 



Townsend, 31, 37, 40, 42. 
Toy, 10. 

( 'J'ruesd.iiie, 21. 

j Triiosd.ilo, 2o, 28, 30. 
Tunicr, 13, 24, 25, 26, 27, 38, 44, 46. 
Tuttlc, 7, 8, 38, 39. 

Usher, 4, 5, 41. 

Vyall, 39, 43. 

Waite, 28, 36, 37, 39, 47. 
Walker, 17, 33, 34. 
Ward, 20, 27. 
Watering Place, 35. 
Way, the, 12, 22, 37. 
Waymoulh, 4a. 
( Web, 19. 

} Webb, 5, 7, 15, 17, 21, 23, 29, 32. 
( Wecbb, 4, 
Weeke.s 16. 
Wells, 22. 

Wcrdall, 5, 9, 11, 15, 18, 19, 29. 
Wheeler, 35. 
White, 36. 
I Wiborno, 45. 
i Wibourne, 45. 
Wicks, 6, 41. 



Willard, 31. 

Williams, 26, 30, 44. 

Willis, 18, 19, 44, 45. 

Wilson, 2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20,28, 30, 

35,41,42. 
Wind Mill, 30. 
Wing, 19, 23, 32, 40. 

f Winthrop, 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 15, 19, 22, 24, 25,32, 
J 3'), 39, 40, 41. 
1 Winthrope, 24. 

IWinthropp, 1,4, 32. 
Woodhouse, 38, 39, 43. 

( Woodwar, 37. 

\ Woodward, 14, 15, 26, 27, 30, 33, 34, 35,36, 

( 40, 43, 47. 
Wonnall, 42. 
Wright, 18, 30. 

Yow, 45. 



George, 4S. 
Great David, 48. 
Hawkins, 48. 
John, 48. 
Ilouley, 48. 
'J'omnioquin, 48. 
WiUlam,48. 



INDIANS. 



APPENDIX. 

NOTES ON BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



It has already been mentioned, in the Introduction to this Part, 
that Mr. Winsor had furnished in the second volume of the 
Memorial History of Boston, plans and descriptions elucidating 
the Book of Possessions. By the kindness of the publishers of 
that book, and in concurrence with Mr. Winsor's consent, leave was 
obtained to reproduce that sketch ; but, on furtlier consideration, 
this idea was somewhat changed. Mr. Winsor's plans were not 
exact parts of one map ; as, for satisfactory reasons, he repeated 
some parts of one plan in another. In other words, if his several 
plans were cut out and laid side by side, they would not make one 
continuous map. 

On the other hand, Lamb's map was constructed on a continuous 
S3'stem. Of its ten sheets, nine contained portions of the outline 
of old Boston. It seemed, therefore, best to reduce his sections to 
a size suited to our pages, and to give a number to each estate. 
In the reduced form it is impossible to give the names of the 
owners of lots, as Lamb has done, or to give his boundary lines. 
This is the less to be regretted, because, as already stated, those 
lines are purely imaginary. On the other hand, by using plans 
covering exactly tlie same territory as Lamb's, the present notes 
can always be used as a key or guide to those larger plans. 

The writer has accordingly carefully revised the reduced plans 
and indicated the lots b^' numbers. For the descriptions Winsor's 
text was used wherever it could be, the additions and corrections 
being put in parenthesis and initialed. In this wa}' the first place 
is given to Winsor, who is entitled to the credit of having first 
suggested and executed the method of making the Book of Posses- 
sions available to tlie general reader. In a few instances the 
revision has led the editor to differ from Winsor and Lamb, but 
in most of the descriptions tliere is no cause for doubt. 

Of course much remains to be done in tracing each lot from 
the first grant to the present time. Mr. Bowditch's Gleaner 
articles (volume five of the Record Commissioners' Reports) show 
how interesting the study of old titles and boundaries may be 
made. As the Book of Possessio7is gives bounds and not measure- 
ments, the size and form of the first grant can be discovered only 
when these lots became subject to sale or division. 



54 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

It is confidently hoped that the plans, descriptions, and number- 
ing now submitted to all interested, will prove of sufficient assist- 
ance to stimulate renewed labor in the investigation of our early 
topograph}^ The annexed table will show that all of the first 
gi'ants recorded in the Book of Possessions have been located, 
with a reasonable degree of accuracy, covering thus the first one 
hundred and eleven pages of that work. 

Undoubtedly the publication of the second portion of the Boston 
Town Records (A.D. 1660-1700), now in press, and to be issued 
as a Report of the Record Commissioners, will supply many facts 
hitherto unknown. Much also remains to be gleaned from the 
first volume of those Town Records already printed. Even the 
Records of the Colon}-, published by the State so many years ago, 
have apparently not been systematically examined for Boston 
items. 

When the necessary material has been gathered, it will be 
possible to write such a history of Boston as will satisfy the anti- 
quary ; and it is not perhaps absurd to anticipate that in another 
century the inhabitants of our Western States will trace the noted 
localities in Boston with the same reverent interest with which we 
now visit the cities and towns of England. 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE. 



KEY TO EEFEEENCES. 



In the following list tlie Boole of Possessions is followed page 
by page, and the reference shows on which of the subsequent 
maps and explanatory notes each lot is to be found. No notice, 
of course, is taken of the lots granted outside of Boston, nor of 
the transfers by deed. 



Orisinal 






Orig 


nal 




page. 






page. 




6. 


Richard BelUngbam 


1 


G.41 


27. 


Thomas Clarke 


K. 19 






2 


H. 15 




Thomas Marshall. 


G. 10 






3 


a. 19 


28. 


Thomas Joy 


1 K. 20 


6. 


Thomas Fowle 


1 


P. 99 






2 K. 17 






2 


n. 3 




John Low, 


G. 18 


7. 


•William Ilibbins 


1 


S (Jr. 75 
1 G. 107 


29. 


Richard Rawlins 
Henry Symous. 


K. 18 
G. 20 


8. 


Edward Gibbons 


1 
2 


G. 99 
H. 3 


30. 


Isaac Cullimer 


1 K. 21 

2 K. 16 




Atherton Haugh 


1 


F. 64 




John Milom 


G. 4 






2 


F. 3 


31. 


Uartholomew Pasmer 


K.22 


0. 


Joh'i Cotton 




H. 13 




David I'hippeny 


G. 6 


10. 


William Tyng 


1 


G. 40 


32. 


P'rancis Hudson. 


K. 23 






2 


G. 6 




John Cole 


H. 8 




Robert Keayne 


1 


G.Sl 


33. 


Matthew Chaffie 


K.25 






2 


F. 31 




Nathaniell Chappell 


U. 7 


11. 


John Wilson 




G. 85 


34. 


John Gallop 


K.24 




Mr Diinstcr 




G. 45 




James Hawkins 


H.27 


12. 


John Newgate. 




II. 21 


35. 


Sampson Shoare 


G. 1 




Daniel Maud. 




n. 14 




William Kirkby. 


11.26 


13. 


Thomas OUiver 


1 


G. 73 


36. 


Ricnard Sant'ord. 


H. 29 






2 


11.44 




Robert Meeres. 


I II. 47 






3 


F. 3a 






2 H. 36 




Robert Uowen, 




11.13 






3 H. 30 


14. 


Thomas Lovcrit 




G. 6S 


37. 


Henry Fane 


H. 20 




Edmund Jackson 


1 


11. 10 




Jeremy lloutchin 


H. 11 






2 


11.35 


38. 


Thomas Makepeace 


G. 28 


15, 


William Copp 




I. 3 




Benjamin Tliwing 


G. 51 




John Mellowes 


1 


U. 9 


39. 


William Wilson 


1 G. 52 


16. 


Edwin Croodwin 




If. 2 






2 E. 13 




(iabriel Fish 




G. 15 




Joshua Scotto 


1 G.60 


17. 


John Sweeto 




K. 3 






2 E. 5 




Henry Tease 


1 


U. 5 


40. 


Alexand' Beck 


1 G.49 


18. 


John Scaberry. 
John Smith. 




K. 5 

n. 2 






i H. 47 
3 H. 32 


19. 


Walter Merry. 




K. 6 




John Biggs 


G. 47 




John Davies 


1 


G. 14 


41. 


James Browne 


I G. 43 


20. 


W™ Lieamsley 


1 


K. 8 






2 E. 2 




Jamea Johnson. 


1 


11.24 






J H. 46 






2 


F. 92 




Thomas Hawkins 


I G. 46 






3 


E. 22 






2 G. IJ 






4 


H. 1 


42. 


Thomas Buttolph 


1 G. 43 


21. 


Anne Tuttle 


1 
3 


K. 9 
F. 27 






2 F. 103* 
i K. 1 


21. 


Bartholomew Chcevcr 










4 K. 1 


22. 


Capt. Nehemiah liourne. 
John Arnold 




kTio 




6 I. 2 










8 E. 2* 


23. 


<Japt Thomas Uawkina. 




£11 


43. 


Christopher Stanly 


G. 42 




John Jackson 







44. 


Hugh Gunnison 


O. 39 


24. 


Thomas Savage. 


1 


K. 13 




John Glover 


G. 37 




John Oliver. 




G. 7 


45. 


George Burden 


I G. 33 


25. 


Edmund (irosso 




K. 14 






2 F. 91 




Wm. Wcrdall 


1 


G. 5 




3 H. 33 


26. 


Samuel Uolo 




K. 15 




AVilliam Hudson Jun' 


G. 38 




John Hill. 


1 


G. 21 
G. 2 


46. 


Samuel Greames 
Sarah Knight 


G. 35 
G.34 



56 



City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 



47. 


Francis Dowse 


G.32 


74. 


John Synderland 




F. 79 




Uoorgu Bates 


G. 30 




Richard Cooke. 


1 


F. 80 


48. 


Auue Hunne : 


G. 20 
U. 19 






2 
3 


F. 7(3 
E. 25 




John Button . 


G.24 
I. 4 


75. 


John Lugg. 
Arthur I'crry. 




F. 81 
F. 82 


49. 


Nicholas Willis 
George Barrell 


G. 25 
G. 27 


76. 


Francis Lylc. 


1 

2 


F. 65 
E. 21 


60. 


Thomas Painter 1 
James EvoriU 1 


G. -JG 
G. 22 




Thomas Millard 


1 


F. 60 
E. 5 


51. 


John Coggan 


G. 84 






3 


E. 12 




2 


E. 1 


77. 


William Aspinwall 




F. 08 


62. 


William Franklin 


G. 98 




Thomas Grubb, 




F. 67 




Hobert JSash 1 

2 


G.97 

n. 4 


78. 


Ephraim I'ope 
Edmund Dennis 


1 


F. 69 
F. 70 


53. 


George Foxcroft. 
Edward Bendall 1 


G. 96 
G. 95 






2 
3 


E. 16 
G. 23 




2 


H. 12 


79. 


Edward Jacklin 




F. 71 




3 


K. 12 




William Townsend 




F. 72 


54. 


Edward Tyng 
James Oliver 


G.92 
G. 91 


80. 


Jane I'arker 


1 
2 


F. 73 
E. 9 


55. 


David Sellick 1 


G. 90 




Rol)ert Blott 




F. 83 




2 


G. 3 


81. 


M'- Flint 


1 


F. 84 




William Pierce 


G. 89 






2 


F. 86 


56. 


Isaac Crosse 


G. 94 
K. 7 


82. 


Anthony Harker 
Thomas Clarke 




F. 85 

F. 87 




2 


K. 4 


83. 


Ralph Mason. 




F. SS 




W"" Davies, Jun' 


G. 88 




Robert Wing 


1 


F. 89 


57. 


William Uudsou Sen' 1 


G. 65 






2 


E. 20 






2 E. 24 


84. 


Richard Carter 




F. 95 






i F. 40 




Jacob Leger 


1 


F. 96 




William Davies, Sen' 


G. 66 
2 F. 16 






3 


F. 98 
E. 10 


58. 


Robert Scott. 


} C. 19 

G. 69 

i F. 32 


85. 


William Coleborne 
Edward Belchar 




(C. 1 
C. 18 
C. 2 






i G.70 


86. 


William Talmage 


1 


C. 3 






1 F. 37 






2 


C. 9 




William Parsons, 


G. 72 




Robert Walker. 


1 


C. 5 


59. 


James Davies, 


G. 73 






2 


C. 10 




Henry Webb, 


1 G. 83 

2 G.71 


87. 


William Brlsco 
Raph Roote 




C. 6 
C. 12 






3 F. 90 


88. 


William Salter 


1 


C. 13 


60. 


Richard Fairebanks 


1 G. 79 

2 F. 77 

3 H. 42 
i F. 14 




Jacob Eliot 
Garret Bourne 
John Cranwell 


2 


C. 14 
C. 8 
F. 104 
C. 11 




W" Corser 


G. 80 


90. 


Edward Rainsford 




F. 105 


61. 


John Loverit, 


G. 57 




David Offley 




F. 106 




Richard Parker. 


G. 56 


91. 


Owen Roe 




F. 107 


62. 


Richard Truesdale, 


1 G. 58 




John Pelton 




F. 108 






2 E. 6 


92. 


Griffith Bowen 




F. 103 




Valentine Hill, 


I G. 59 




Cole 




F. 102 






2 G. 44 


93. 


John Odlin 




F. 101 


63. 


Bobert Sedgwick 


G. 61 




Walter Sinet 




F. 100 




Richard Hutchinson, 


G. 62 


94. 


Robert Woodward 




F. 97 


64. 


Thomas Scotto, 


1 F. 3 




Thomas Wheeler 




F. 63 




Henry Messinger, 


G. 63 


95. 


William Blantaine 


1 


F. 62 


65. 


Richard Uroychely, 


1 G. 53 

2 0. 15 






2 
3 


C. 20 
F. 42 




Richard Tapping, 


G. 54 




John Hurd 




F. 61 


66. 


Benjamin GiUom 


G. 104 

F. 28 


96. 


Robert Hull 
JobJudkin 




F. 60 
F. 59 




Benjamin Ward, 


G. 103 


97. 


Nathaniel Woodward Sen' 


F. 56 


67. 


John Compton. 


G. 105 




John Marshall 




F. 55 




Nathaniel Woodward. 


G. 101 


98. 


Richard Hogg 




F. 64 


68. 


Edward Hutchinson, 


G. 102 




Nathaniel Eaton 




F. 53 




Richard Sherman, 


G. 76 


99. 


Francis East 




F. 52 


69. 


John Spooro 


1 G. 74 




Charitie White 




F. 51 






2 F. 13 


100. 


Richard Waitc 




F. 50 




William Pell. 


F. 12 




Edward Fletcher 




F. 49 


70. 


William Dinsdale, 


F. 10 


101. 


Robert Reinolds 




F. 4 




Robert Rice, 


F. 11 




John Palmer Jun' 




F. 57 


71. 


John Kenrick 


F. 9 


102. 


Amos Richardson 




F. 39 




James Pen 


F. 8 




John Palmer Senr 




F. 33 


72 


Nicholas Parker 


1 F. 7 
1 I. 8 


103. 


Gamaliel Waitc 


1 
2 


F. 35 
F. 45 




Nathaniel Bishop 


F. 6 




Benjamin Ncgoos 




F. 34 


73. 


John Steevenson 


F. 5 


104. 


Madid Engles 




F. 33 




Zaccheus Boswortb 


1 F. 77 




William Deming 




F. 20 






' !§-.,? 


105. 


Richard Gridley 


1 


F. 18 










2 


F. 15 






8 E. 17 




John Harrison 




F. 17 





,' 


Appendix. 


57 


Original 




OriK 


nal 




pasc. 




pup 


c. 




106. 


Nicholas B.axter, 


F.19 


126. 


Francis Smith 1 







Kdward Browne 


F. iiO 




2 


. 


107. 


Mathew lyons 


F. 21 




3 


F. 94 




William Lctherland 


F.22 


127. 


Arthur Clarke 




108. 


Wm Teft 


F. 23 


VIS. 


Richard Lippincot 







Thomas Munt, 


F. 24 


129. 


John Vyall 


F. 47 


109. 


Jouatlian Nogcos 


F. 25 


130. 


Wm Browne 






Thomas Koslor 


F. 26 


131. 


Thomas Beamont 





no. 


Richard WooUhouse 


F. 46 


132. 


W"»Chamberlaine 


F. 94 




Geoig Griggs 


F. 41 


133. 


Barnabas Fawer 




111. 


Thomas Bell 


F. 43 


134. 


James Maltox 







Kichard Hoilich 


F.44 


135. 


Robert Turner shoemaker 


G.44 


112. 


Christopher Lawson 




136. 


Christopher Clarke 




113. 


Robert Nanney 





137. 


James Nash 





115. 


Roger Fletcher 





138. 


John Lake 


. 


116. 


Nicholas Busbie 





139. 


Thomas Wiborne 





117. 


William Ilailestone 





140. 


John Phillips 





118. 


Henry Shrimpton 





141. 


Henry Browne 





119. 


Abraham Page 





142. 


W-n Douglas 





120. 


John nansett 





143. 


John Uakcr 





121. 


Hezekia Usher 





144. 


W™ Davies apothecary 


n. 33 


122. 


W" Wicks, 





145. 


Richard Bennett 




123. 


Joseph Phippeni, 





146. 


Richard 8lraino 





124. 


John Jephson. 





147. 


George Michell 





125. 


John Anderson 





14S. 


John Langdon 











149. 


Rice Jones 


— 



[Note. — In the foregoing examination of the first 111 pages only three lots are not identi- 
fied. These are, p. 21, Bartholomew Cheever, p. 22, John Arnold, and p. 23, John Jackson. 
Jackson was west of Arnold, and both had the street south, the highway north. Arnold had 
Thomas Munt east; Jackson had Robert Hull west. Hull was north-east of Cheever, who had 
the Cove south-west. I have not found a place for these lots, evidently all in one locality, and 1 
believe Mr. Lamb also is at fault. Possibly the lots are given under other names. See also 
G.17.-W.H.W.] 



58 



City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 



[Note. — Map A, or No. 1, of Lamb's system is merely an 
outline composed of the other nine joined together. We give the 
same as our folding Map A. — W.H.W.] 




Map B, or No. 2. 



MAP B, OR NO. 2. 



It does not appear that any grant of land was made so far south 
as this. The east end is about on Castle street, which was the 
south line of William Colborn's field. The cross-lines in the centre 
agree with the fortifications, which were a little south of Dover 
street. A few items from the town records will show the use made 
of the land. Oct. 28, 1G39, Samuel Sherman was allowed to keep 
up his cow-house, which he had built upon the common by the gate 
next Roxbur}', and had leave to mow the plot " compassed about 
with small creeks next the great creek between Roxbur}^ and us." 
April 27, 1G40, Sherman's leave was renewed, and he was " en- 
joined to set his fence straight, so as he do not encroach upon the 
highway." He had liberty for several years to mow there. 

2Gth, Gmo, 1G44, " It is ordered and agreed with James Penn, 
that in consideration of his land at the Fort hill, be it more or 
less, he shall have three acres laid out next to William Ilibbins 
his laud near Roxbury gate." 

On May 31, 1G52 {^uff. Deeds, i., 211), William Hibbins, of 
Boston, sold to Margery Eliot, widow, for the use of her children 
by elder Jacob Eliot, her late husband, five acres of land near 
Roxbury gate, bounded north and south b^' laud of Jacob Eliot, 
west by Boston Common, east b}' the highway to Roxbury. 

And at the same time James Penn sold to Maigcry Eliot, five 
acres at Roxbury gate, part marsh, part upland, bounded b}' land 
of Mr. William [Hibbins? — the name is lacking] south, Boston 
Common north, Roxbury creek west, and the highway to Rox- 
bury east. 

About the same time, May 27, 1G52 (Col. Rec, iii., 274) it is 
recorded that " In answer to the petition of Margery Eliot, widow, 
for the confirmation of the sale of a certain parcel of land, sold 
by the deacons of the Church of Boston, administrators to Sara. 
Sherman, unto Joseph Eliot, deceased, ordered," — that an answer 
be delayed until next session, and that the administrators give an 
account to the next County Court. 

May 7, 1CG2 (7^ec., Vol.'iv., Part ii., p. 47) the Court decided on 
the petition of Samuel and Nathaniel Sherman, and Mary Clarke, 
children of the late Sam. Sherman, against Mr. Colborn, adminis- 
trator, that they had no cause of complaint. 

28th, 2 mo. 1G45, liberty was granted to Widow Howen to cut 
ha}' for the wintering of one cow, in some part of the marsh near 
Roxbury gate, where cattle cannot come to feed. 

11th, 1 mo, 1G50, Peter Oliver was allowed £15 annually for 
seven years to maintain the highways from. Jacob Eliot's barn to 
the farthest gate by Roxbury town's end, for cart and horse. 

W.H.W. 




Map C, or No. 3. 

(60) 



MAP O, OR NO. 3. 



LOTS NO 1 TO NORTH SIDE OF BOYLSTON STREET, FROM 
WASHINGTON STREET TO THE BACK BAY. 

C. a. Garret Bourne. See F. 104. East side of Washington st. 

C. I. William Colborii. [House and garden, with J. Leger 
north, the High street east, the lane and E. Belcher south, no west 
bound. This was the north-west corner of Washington and 
Eoylston streets. — W.H.W.] 

C. 2. Edward Belcher. [House and garden, with Mr. Colborn 
east and north, the lane south, W. Talmage west. Evidently a 
front lot, with Colborn's lot behind it. It was afterwards divided. 
Bernard Trott bought the west half, being 70 feet wide and 71 feet 
deep, and the east half was given in the same year to Mary, wife 
of Edward Belcher, Jr. — W.II.W.] 

C. 3. AYilliam Talmage. [House and garden, with the street 
south, E. Belcher east, T. Snow north and west. In 1GG9 Talmage 
sold the west half of this lot to Bernard Trott. It was G3 feet south 
on Snow's lane, west 57 feet on Snow, north 54 feet on Snow's 
orchard. The east half was sold in 1704 b}^ Anne Flack, as heiress 
of Talmage, to William Griggs, bound south on the street 48 feet, 
west by Griggs (who must iiave got the Trott half), north by 
Piatt GO feet, east by land late of Talmage G4 feet. Thus the 
full lot was 64 feet on the east, 131 feet on Boylston street, 114. 
feet on the rear, and 57 feet on the west. — W.H. W.] 

C. 4. Thomas Snow. [Lot not recorded, but clearl}- shown 
in bounds of C. 3 and C. 5. In iGG7 Snow sells to H. Usher, 
T. Lake, and P. Oliver, his old dwelling-house "on which the 
sign of the Dove is fasteneil." He sells in breadth south to the 
path leading to his new house which faces on the street, and so to 
the fence which parts the house lots from the pasture ; and also 
the pasture, which has this fence south, Colbron and Talmage east, 
the lane issuing out of the Common west, and land now fenced in 
by Gov. Bellingham north. After Snow died his widow, Milcha, 
or Milcah, married William Wiight, and in 1G72 they sold the 
pasture above described to Thomas Platts. In 1G78 the heirs 
made a division. They were Samuel Snow, Mehitable Snow, 
Meletiah, wife of Samuel Fisher, of Braintree, and Abiguil wife of 
William Wright, Jr., her step-brother. (In 1G83 Samuel sold his 
lot to Piatt.) 



62 



City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 



A plan is recorded (Siiff. Deeds, ii., f. 82) which is here given 
as one of the earliest in our registry. 



'Jauti'? 



-t^ 



CC •tCLn.tL^ 



'^'f^""^^ ^^^^^^i^'^^<^ 




The lot of Gov. Bellingham, mentioned in 1667, was evidently 
the lot granted hira 29th. 3 mo. 1665 {Boston Records, Vol. 2, p. 
20), as follows: " In consideration of Land received of Richard 
Bellingham, esq, for the Town high way toward Eoxbury, in ex- 
change thereof we have granted and laid out a square piece of 
ground butting upon Tliomas Snow on the south, and Mr. Col- 
bron on the east, and the Common on the west, and north as it is 
now fenced in." Bellingham had given 33^ rods to the street 
{Records, Vol. 2, p. 16),"which wasat the time, September, 1664, 
when Washington street was laid out south from Boylston street 
on the present line. The old road to Roxbury was east, follow- 
ing tlie beach. 

[The lane west, now Tremont street, must have been laid out 
between 1665 and 1667. — W.H.W.] 

C. 5. Robert Walker. [House and garden, with the street 
south, the Common north, T. Snow east, W. Brisco west. 
— W.H.W.] 



Appendix. 63 

C. 6. William Briscoe. [House and garden, with the street 

south, tiie Common north, R. Walker east, and Flacke west. 

— W.II.W.] 

C. 7. Cotton Flack. [Lot not recorded. In 1058, Jane, 
widow of Cotton Flack, sold to Thomas Clarke a house and garden 
of about half an acre, with a common lane south, the Common 
north, Goodman Brisco east, and i said Thomas Clarke west. 
29th. 4 mo. 1640. " Cotton Flack hath a house lot granted him 
in the way from Mr. Coleburne's house to the sea, next to Good- 
man Briscoe's." (Boston Records, vol. 1, p. 44.) In 1G7G 
Clarke sold ihis lot to his son-in-law Thomas Baker, sen., who 
married his daughter Leah. Their children were Thomas, John, 
Mar}-, and Rachel, who married George AValdron. These Bakers 
sold to their brother-in-law Waldron, in 1704, land bounded east 
300 feet on Edward Bromfield, north 2G1 feet on the Common, 
west 3G1 feet on the Common, south 438 feet on the street. In 
1714 Waldron sold his lot to Col. Thomas Fitch, whence it came 
to Andrew Oliver, Jr., who sold to AVilliam Foster in 1780, from 
whom the town in 1787 bought it. 

As Flack had Clarke west, it is perhaps useless to inquire how 
much was covered by Flack's lot. Evidently Clarke was the most 
westerly owner, and the lane " turned south to the sea," leaving 
some common land and marsh outside him at the west. — W.H. W.] 

C. 8. Jacob Eliot. [House and garden, with the highway 
east, W. Talmage west, the lane north, and Mr. Colborne's field 
south. This is the south-west corner of Washington and Boylston 
streets, where the market now stands. In the division of Eliot's 
propert}' this went to his son-in-law, Theophihis Frary, thence to 
his daughter Abigail, wife of Berechiah Arnold, then to her onl}^ 
child, Hannah, who married Samuel Welles. The market-house 
was moved south eleven feet in 1870. — W.H.W.] 

C. g. William Talmage. [His lot No. 2, a garden bounded 
with J. Eliot east and south, the street north, and R. Walker west. 
This lot seems in lG90to be in possession ofCapt. Samuel Veazie 
(see his will, Suf. Wills, xi., 243), and so in accordance with deeds 
of adjoining estate. He was twice married, left no issue, but had 
five sisters. Yet, in 1706, Anne, widow of Cotton Flack, as niece 
and sole heiress of William Talmage, sold this lot to John Clough. 
(Stiff. Deeds, xxii., 486.) Her mother was Christian Belcher, own 
sister to Talmage, and Anne was the only daughter. (See deposi- 
tion of John Marion.) (Deeds, xxi., 644.) 

Clough, or a son of the same name, seems to have remained the 
owner in 1740, when Holyoke street was laid out through it; 
a street also called Clough street, and now Tremont street. — 
W.U.W.] 

C. 10. Robert Walker. [His second lot, with W. Talmage 
east, the street north, J. Cranwcll west, and J. Eliot south. This lot 
seems to have passed to Thomas Downes prior to 1674. and to have 
been exchanged by him with his brother-in-law, Capt. Jacob Eliot. 
Eliotgave it, 19 March, 1678-9, to his son-in-law, Eliziir Holyoke, 
when the lot was about 60 feet wide and 132 feet deep. I have 
been obliged to assume various unrecorded divisions of the Eliot 



64 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

lands among the various branches of the family', in order to make 
anj' sense out of the existing deeds. — AV.H.W.] 

C. II. John Cranwell. [House and garden, with Robert Walk- 
er east, the street north, R. Root west, and on the south two acres 
belonging to the same ; which two acres had the garden north, Mr. 
Roe east, R. Croychle}' w-estand south. Cranwell's lots went to his 
brother, Richard C. of Woodbridge, in the county of Suffolk, who 
in 1642 made his brother-in-lavv, Thomas Marrett of Cambridge, 
hisattorne3\ Marrett sold, in 1652, to Margery, widow of the first 
Jacob Eliot. In fact Dea. Eliot had bargained for the lot before 
he died, and left it bv will to his daughter Hannah, who married 
Thoophilu s Erary .— "W . H . W . ] 

C. 12. Ralph Roote. [House and garden, with J. Cranwell 
east, J. Cranwell and R. Croychley south, W. Salter west, and the 
street north. This lot was sold in March, 1659-60, to James 
Balston.— W.H.W.] 

C. 13. William Salter. [House and garden, with R. Roote 
east, the street north, J. Eliot and R. Croychley south, the Com- 
mon west. This was the end lot, on the south side of Boylston 
street. In 1689, at a division of Salter's land, this lot was as- 
signed to his son Jabcz, when it bounded north and west on the 
highway to Fox Hill, south on J. Eliot, east on the marsh in the 
occupation of the heirs of John Leverett. I suspect that there had 
been an encroachment by the sea between Salter's land and 
Roote's lot, as Ihis marsh on the east seems new. Frog Lane 
" turned southerly to the sea," in 1708, according to the list of 
streets ; and we know the " Round Marsh " was the old terminus 
of the road.— W.H.W.] 

C. 14. William Salter. [His lot No. 2, being an acre in Mr. 
Colborne's field, with the Common north, the Bay west, J. Eliot 
south and east. This lot w^as sold in 1678 by Mary, widow of 
William Salter, to John Leverett.— W.H.W.] 

C. 15. Richard Croychley. [His lot No. 2, being two acres in 
Mr. Colborne's field, with J. Eliot east and west, R. Parker south, 
W. Salter north. This lot he held in right of his step-children, he 
having married Alice, widow of William Dinely. This lot of 2^ 
acres seems to have been sold in 1669 by Father-gone Dinely to 
Jacob Eliot, when the south bound was on lands of .John Leverett, 
who seems to have the Parker lot. Perhaps Dinely exchanged 
with Eliot, for in 1675 D. sold to Leverett 2i acres '' latel}' bought 
of J. P'.liot," with Colborne's heirs south, Eliot north and east, the 
sea west. All of Ihese Leverett lots seem to have passed to 
Elisha Cook, son-in-law of J. Leverett.— W.H.W.] 

C. 16. Richard Parker. [Lot not in the Book, but mentioned 
in the bounds of C. 15. UndoubtedU' it passed to Eliot or Leverett. 
— W.H.W.] 

C. 17. Sir. Roe. [Lot mentioned as east of Cranwell's lot, C. 
11, but not otherwise mentioned. 

20lh, 4 mo., 1646, land at Mount Wallaston was laid out for 
Owen Roe (or Rowe) of London, " having a house and town's lott 
among us and certain cattell." He never came here, and doubtless 
this lot passed to some resident. — W.H.W.] 



Appendix. 65 

C. i8. William Colborn. [His field not laid down in the Book, 
though cited in C. 15. Croycliley's lot was the great end grant. 
By a decision of our Supreme Court, in 184U (Sparhawk vs. 
Bullard, 1 Met., 9a), it was fixed that Colborn's south line was the 
north side of Castle street. If, as I suppose, John Cornish was 
an heir of Colborn, then the Dincly lots were the north bound of 
the Colborn field. The subsequent liistory of this land is connected 
with that of the Eliot property, in the hands of Eliots, Frar3-s, 
Lillics, Belchers, and others. — W.II.AV.] 

AVinsor writes, " Here, upon what was later known as Hollis 
street, upon land given by Governor Belcher, who lived in the 
neighborhood, a small wooden meeting-house was built in 1732, in 
which Mather Byles was the first minister. This building stood 
upon the present site of the church till 1787. Byles lived in a 
house whose site is partly covered by Tremont street, opposite 
where Shawmnt avenue enters it. Belcher lived on the easterly- 
side of the main street, on the lot between the present Harvard 
and Bennett streets. (Drake's Boston, 585.) Belcher's mansion 
was bought in 17G5 by Thomas Amory, the lo\-alist.. For the 
grants south of Castle street see Gleaner Articles, No. 13." 

C. ig. [Not located on map. This is William Davies, Sr.'s, 
lot No. 3, thus described : " One acre bounded with Jacob Eliot 
east and south, Mr. Colbourne west, and the sea on the north. This 
lies in Mr. Colborne's field." {Book of Possessions, p. 57.) Th.is 
description is ver}' bevvildering, for there is no part of Colborne's 
field where the sea is north. Possibly it means some lot on the 
east side of Washington street, but it must be studied up care- 
fully. — W. II. W.] 

C. 20. Lots not located. [It seems that 27th, 7 mo., 1G41, 
" there is a house-lott graunted to John Search neare unto the 
house-lott of Robert Walker." Again, 29tli, 7 mo., 1G45, '' there 
is graunted unto Arthur Clarke ahowse-lot next unto the house-lot 
of John Search, to be layd out by Wm. Colbron and Jacob Eliot." 
In the Book of Possessions, p. 05, William Blaintain's lot No. 2 
is "' a house-lott, bounded with John Serch west, William Brisco 
cast, the street south, and the Common north." But on the 30th, 
1 mo., 1G4G, " William Brisco, Tho. Buttolfe, [Jacob] Leager, 
William Blanton, John Search, Robert Woodward, that hath hows 
lots unbuilt on them, shalbe warned to the next townse niettinge." 
As Cotton Flack, 29th, 4 mo., 1G40, had a house lot granted liim 
in the way from Mr. Coleboriie's house to the sea, next to Goodman 
Briscoe's, which he held afterwards, and as Blaintain's grant 
would have l)een this very lot, and Serch was west of that, and 
Clark next to Serch, it seems extremely probable that these tlu-ee 
grants were " unbuilt on," because Mr. Flacic protested. We may 
safel}' assume that they came to nought. — W.II.W.] 




Map D, or No. 4. 
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MAP D, OR NO. 4. 



Tlie outline given herein is that of the Common, and of the part 
which was probably never granted. As already shown by Map C, 
there was a row of house-lots on the north side of Boylston street, 
which the town long afterwards bought back. It would be useless 
to tr}- to fix the extreme norih boundaries of these, as thej' have 
again been merged in Boston Common. 

The island herein shown is Fox Ilill, a small eminence long 
since dug down, but which was probably near the site of the pres- 
ent pond in the Public Garden. The lower part of the Common 
was a marsh, and this hill must have been quite small in size. It 
was, however, sometim'es utilized. In lG4{)Leonaid Buttall was 
allowed to burn lime there, and in 1G41 to have a second Uibi, 
" provided that he shall have no propriet}' of land by virtue 
thereof." In 1G49 Thomas Painter was allowed to set up a mill 
there at forty shillings rent. 

3d, 2 mo., lGo2. " Ensign James Oliver and Sargent Peter 
Oliver are granted liberty for to set up a wind mill on the top of 
the hill between the town and the hill called Fox Hill ; which said 
mill they are to fence in from harm and damage unto any cattle, 
and to pay unto the treasurer of Ihe town the sum of 12d. per year 
to be paid yearly on the forfeit of 5s. for every quarter of a year 
which it shall not be paid into the treasurer, it being demanded in 
due season, the time to begin the first day that the said mill shall 
grind, and to continue to be paid unto the town so long as the mill 
shall there stand. 

" Also, — the chief military commander of this town, and also the 
chief commander of the regiment hath power at anytime oflheir 
military exercise whether of the town or regiment for to cause the 
mill to stand still, — within the grant of this liberty to set up this 
mill, is reserved as a condition to be performed by the owners for 
employers of the said mill." 

Feb. 2G, 1GG5, the selectmen made a lease to Gov. John Leverett 
of a parcel of land lying and lacing in Boston aforesaid, calh d or 
known by the name of Fox Mill, with all the marsh about the same 
as far as the salt water flows, bounded with the Plighway south, 
with the Town's Commons cast and north, and with the Beach and 
Sea west. It was to be for a term of forty j'ears, at an annual 
rent of thirty shillings, with liberty reserved for the inhabitants to 
fetch sand or clay from the hill. 

Fox Ilill continued to figure on our maps to the beginning of the 
present century, sometimes marked as a promontory, but once at 
least as an island. 

W.H.W. 




Map E, or No. 5. 

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MAP E, OR NO. 5. 



E. I. John Cogan, ^ acre. Cogan's executrix sold to Joshua 
Scottow, 1G59, and lie to Colonel Samuel Shrimpton, in 1G70, 
and he in turn to John Oxenbridge, in 1671, who left it to his 
daughter, wife of Richard Scott, and they conveyed it to her sis- 
ter's husband, Peter Thacher, in 170G. It then passed, in 1707, 
to Samuel RIyles ; in 1728, to George Cradock, and, in 1733, to 
John Jeffries (son of the emigrant David Jeffries), from whom it 
passed to Samuel Eliot. {Gleaner Articles, No. 33.) 

[It was his lot No. 2, about half an acre, with Mr. Bellingham 
north, Mr. Wilson south, the burying-place east, and the New 
Field west. — W.H.W.] 

E. 2. Rev. John Wilson's garden-plot, divided by the street, 
when laid out in 1G40; and the portion north of the street, in 
16.58, belonged to Elder James Penn, of the First Church, who 
devised the estate to his kinsman. Colonel Penn Townsend, whose 
executor, in 1750, sold it to Samuel Sturgis, and thence the title 
passed through John Erving, Gilbert Deblois, Nathaniel CofRn, 
and John Amory, to Samuel Eliot, and became his mansion estate. 
(^Gleaner Articles, No. 33.) 

[James Brown, Book, p. 41, has a half acre in the new field, 
with Mr. Wilson's garden north-east, A. Messenger north-west, 
the Common south. — W.H.W.] 

E. 3. James Pen. [I cannot find that this lot was mentioned 
in the Book of Possessions. It was the hill-side, with the summit 
rising high above it, and was undoubtedl}' considered valueless at 
this date. The changes made b}' cutting down the hill and open- 
ing streets make it almost impossible to fix an}' lines on a map. 
Bowditch gives all the information attainable, and even he has to 
generalize. I cannot agree with Winsor (see his Map F, Nos. 15 
and IG), that William Kirkby or Richard Sanford owned here. 
Penn owned here as early as 1658, says Bowditch, having the cor- 
ner lot (the "Albion"), in all 70 feet, on Tremont street; he 
probably acquired of Coggan or Wilson. — W.H.W.] 

E. 4. Robert Turner. [This great tract, made up of purchases 
and possible grants, is not in the Book. Gleaner Art. 36 shows 
that in 1665 Turner bought 1^ acres of land of William Pell, hav- 
ing Turner east and south ; Bowditch thinks that Turner had some 
eight acres, including all the front land on Beacon street from 
Penn's lot, or Somerset street, to the State House. The east 
bound was five feet west of Somerset street. Turner's son-in-law, 
John Fayerweather, died in 1712, owning 124 feet on Beacon street, 
at the east portion of the Turner lot, reaching to Freeman place. 



70 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

He had sold the west part, 135 feet on Beacon street, to Pollard, 
whence derived James Bowdoin. Other heirs of Turner inherited 
other parts. —W.II.W.] 

E. 5. Thomas Millard. [His lot No. 2, with the Common 
south, N. Eaton north, T. Scottow east, R. Truesdale west. This 
calls for a lot for Scottow, east, possibly sold to Turner before this 
date; part of his front line wliich Turner owned in IGoo. Joshua 
Scottow also has lot No. 2, two acres in the new field, possibl}^ 
hereabouts. — W.H.W.] 

E. 6. Richard Truesdale. [His lot No. 2, three-quarters of an 
acre, with the Common south, N. Eaton north, T. Millard east, Z. 
Bosworth west. — W.H.W.] 

E. 7. [An unrecorded lot of Nathaniel Eaton, north of E. 5 
and E. 6, — i. e., as I take it, up the hill towards or beyond Mt. 
Vernon street. — W.H.W.] 

E. 8. Zaccheus Bosuortii. [His lot No. 2, being two acres in 
the New Field, with the Common south, W. Wilson and J. Rug- 
gles norlh, R. Truesdale east, J. Parker west. — W.H.W.] 

E. 9. Jane Parker. [Her lot No. 2, with Thomas Millard 
east, Z. Bosworth, W. Beamsle_y, and R.Sherman norlli-west, Sel- 
lick Caappel, Lever and Pepys southerly. — W.H.AV.] 

E. 10. These seem to have been granted, lGo7-38, to William 
Hudson, Jr., Nathaniel Cha[)pell, and Oliver Mehows. Later, 
Chappell was bounded on either hand by David Sellick and Jacob 
Leger, when Leger's lot is called about an acre. Francis East 
acquired this, and perhaps the other lots later still. 

[Thus far I substantially agree with Lamb, except that he puts 
Francis East here at the date of the Book, when, in reality, he 
seems to be of later date. See Gleaner Article^ No. G6. — W.H.W.] 

E. II. Richard Pepys. [Not entered in the Book, but cited 
in E. 9. — W.ILW.] it was William Blackstone's reservation of 
six acres when he sold his rights to the town, in 1G3I. The orig- 
inal release of Blackstone to the town was in 1734, in the Town 
Clerk's office, but is not now to be found. The signatures of 
Blackstone in the Memorial History, Vol. 2, are from the records 
of the university at Cambridge, England, and I owe the tracings 
to the kind attention of the Rev. George Phear of Emmanuel Col- 
lege. The}' respectively represent his writing at the dates of his 
taking his bachelor's and master's degrees. His orchard is indi- 
cated on Bonner's map as an enclosure with trees, just east of the 
present Louisburg square. The limits of the lot are defined in Bovv- 
ditch's Gleaner Ar tides ^ No. 1, quoted in Sewall Papers^ i., 74. It 
extended on Beacon street, from Spruce street, " the north-east 
corner of Mr. William Blackstone's payles " (Town Records, 
March, 1G37-38), to the water, then flowing above Charles street. 
(See diagram in Mr. Adams's chapter in Mem. Hist., Vol. 1.) 
Richard Pepys bought it, and built a house on it, which William 
Pollard occupied for nearly fourteen years, during which time 
Blackstone " frequently resorted to it " on his vi?;its from Rhode 
Island, as Anne Pollnr(l deposed in 1711. {Sevjall Papers, i., 73.) 
Pepys sold it, in 1G55, to Nathaniel Williams, and Williams's 
widow marrying Peter Bracket, the latter conveyed it to Williams's 



Appendix. 71 



children. The original house appears to have been standing, as 
Mr. Ilassam points out to me, in 1GG2, when the inventory of the 
estate of Nathaniel Williams, led that year, shows this item: " It. 
the House and land y' was m' Blackston's. [£]150 : 00 : 00." In 
1708-9 the orchard and pasture were sold to Thomas Bannister, 
and it appears as "Bannister's Gardens" on Ikugiss's map of 
1728. '"Gleaner" traced this descent of the lot in 1828, and 
printed the story in the Boston Courier^ and repeated it in the 
Transcript in 1855. (See also Gleaner Articles, No. 50.) The lot 
was later a part of the possession of John Singleton Coplc}-, the 
painter, and from him passed to the Mount Vernon proprietors. 



LOTS No. 12 TO 22, INSIDE THOSE BOUNDED BY BEACON 
STREET. 

E. 12. Thomas Millard. [His lot No. 3, of one acre, in the 
New Field, with Jane Parker west, William Wilson east, Z. Bos- 
worth, John Ruggles, and E. Dennis north, south bound blank. — 
W.H.W.] 

E. 13. William Wilson. [Two and a half acres in the New 
Field, with 11. Parker east, J. Ruggles west, Z. Bosworth south, 
AV. Hudson, Sr., north. —W.H.W. J 

E. 14. Richard Parker. [Lot unrecorded. —W.H.W.] 

E. 15. J(jhn Ruggles. [Lot unrecorded, but mentioned in 
other bounds.— W.H.W.] 

E. 16. Edmund Dennis. [His lot No. 2, half an acre in the 
New Field, with J. Ruggles east, Z. Bosworth west, T. Millard 
south, T. Clarke north. — W.H.W.] 

E. 17. Zaccheus Bosworth. [Probably his lot No. 3, of an 
acre and a half, in the New Field, with T. Millard south, James 
Johnson north, E. Dennis east, and R. Sherman west. — AV.H.W.] 

E. 18. Richard Sherman. [Lot unrecorded, but see Bos- 
worth's west liound in last paragrnpli. — W.H.W.] 

E. ig. William Bcamsiey. [Lot unrecorded, but cited in 
Jane Parker's bounds, E. 9. — W.H.W.] 

E. 20. Robert Wing. [His lot No. 2, half an acre, with the River 
west, Mr. Pepys south, J. Everill and east. — W.H.W.] 

E. 21. Francis Lyle. [His lot No. 2, of half an acre, in the 
New Field, no bounds given. — AV.H.W.] 

E. 22. James Johnson. [His lot No. 3, of an acre, in the New 
Field, wii;h Z. Bosworth south, J. Biggs north, F. Lyle west, and 
T. Clarke east. — W.H.W.] 



LOTS TOUCHING CAMBRIDGE STREET. 

E. a. John Biggs. [His lot of marsh was on both sides of 
Caml)ridge street, — see G. 47. Gleaner, Article 18, seems to think 
that Biggs acquired some upland also. — AV.H.AV.] 

E. 23. Thomas Clarke. [Lot unrecorded, but cited in E. 22 
andE. 24. —W.H.W.] 



72 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

E. 24. Thomas Buttolph. [His lot No. 8, bought of W. Hud- 
son, Sr., 16th, 4 mo., 1G4G, of five acres in the New Field, with J. 
Johnson west, R. Cooke east, W. Wilson south, and — Davis, the 
apothecary, north. Note that tliis is also recorded in the Book, 
p. 57, with T. Clarke west. Johnson seems to have bought the 
west part of Clarke's lot. In Gleaner's article No. 20 it is shown 
that J. Johnson, having bought Lyle's lot also, sold, in 1649, to 
Buttolph, 3^ acres in Centry field, thus making Buttolph's lot 8^ 
acres. Thus enlarged, the Buttolph lot reached from Cambridge 
street about 625 feet, to Myrtle street, and from Buttolph street on 
the west to Hancock street on the east. — W.H.W.] 

E. 25. Richard Cooke. [His lot No. 3, being in the New 
Field a certain parcel with William Hudson, Sr. west {i.e., But- 
tolph's), and Valentine Hill west. — W.H.W.] 

E. h. Valentine Hill. [This is better shown as H. 16, and 
thus completes the grantees when the Book of Possessions was 
prepared. — W.H. W.J 




Map F, ok Xo. G. 

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MAP F, OR NO. 6. 



LOTS 1 TO 3, EAST SIDE OF SCHOOL AND MILK STREETS. 

F. A. John Cogan. His lot is described in Map E. It is the 
Albion building, corner of Tremout and Beacon streets. 

F. 15. The bnrying-ground, out of which, in Andros' time, 
was talcen the lot for the King's Chapel. 

F. I. Thomas Scottow, house and garden. His will is in 
J\^. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., Oct., 1856, p. 362. He sold to the 
town, in 1645, the present City Hall lot. The town built a school- 
house upon it, and Mr. Woodmansy, the teacher, lived in tlie old 
house. Woodmansy bequeathed his " little estate," in 1677, to his 
wife Margaret, and his daughters Martha and Bethia. His will is 
in N. E. Hist, and Genenl. Reg.., Jan., 1862, p. 55. In 1666 
Daniel Henchman was employed to assist Woodmansy. Benjamin 
'J'ompson succeeded Woodmans}' in 16()7, acting with Henchman. 
Jan. 3, 1671, the celebrated Ezekiel Cheever took the school, and 
kept it until 1703. An account of Cheever, by Mr. Ilassam, in 
N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg.., 1879, p. 175, gives various particu- 
lars about the school-house while it was in charge of this master. 
Cheever was succeeded by Nathaniel Williams. Thomas Prince 
preached Williams' funeral sermon, which was printed in N. E. 
Hist, and Geueal. Reg., Oct., 1854, p. 368. Williams died in 
1738, and was followed by John Lovell. 

Between the teacher's house and the school-house Richard 
Cooke was permitted, in 1652, to build, paying a ground rent, 
which went for the school-master's salary. In 1703 a new school- 
house was built on the spot. The ground now in front of the 
City Hall was sold by the town later, and again repurchased. 
Just below this there stood, in the provincial times, the dwelling 
of Jean Paul Mascarene, a Huguenot, who went to Nova Scotia 
in 1711, became Governor there ; but died in Boston, in 1760. A 
little further down the street was the "Cromwell's Head Tavern," 
a somewhat famous resort in the provincial period ; and here 
Washington lodged when he came to Boston, in 1756. Just above 
this inn lived the merchant and wit, Joseph Green. 

F. c. Richard Hutchinson. The corner of his lot on School 
street shows here, and is fully described as G. 62. 

F. 2. Governor Winthrop's. His house stood nearly opposite 
the foot of School street. His " green" is now occupied by the 
Old South Church. Before his death he deeded the property to his 
son Stephen, reserving right of occupancy of one-half for his own 
and his wife's life. The property came into the possession of 
John Norton, the minister of the First Church, whose will is given 
in N. E. Hist, atid Geneal. Reg., October, 1857, p. 342; and his 
widow gave it to the Third Church, and upon it their first edifice 



76 City Docibient No. 46. — Part 2. 

■was built, in 1670, — a wooden structure, wliich gave place, in 
1729, to the present building. 

F. 3. Athertou Hough, house. This is the point at which 
James Boutineau, who married a sister of Peter Faneuil, in the 
provincial period, had his mansion. [This is his lot No. 2, street 
south. Common west, Mr. Hibbins east, R, Sherman north. — 
W.H.W.] 

LOTS 4 TO 13, SOUTH-WEST SIDE OF MILK STEEET, FROM 
WASHINGTON STREET DOWN THE HILL. 

F. 4. Robert Re3'nolds, shoemaker, house and garden. His 
will, 1G58, is in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Ee(/., April, 1855, p. 137 ; 
gives his house and orchard, after his wife's decease, to his son 
Nathaniel, wlio removed to Bristol, R.I. A family distinguished 
in the medical profession represents the blood in Boston to-day. 
[He had the High street west, and the Fort street north. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 5. John Stevenson, house and garden. His widow married 
William Blackstone, and the lot passed, in 1646, to Abraham 
Page ; and then, same year, to John Hansett, of Roxbury ; but 
the spot got its chief glory sixty years later, when Benjamin 
Franklin was born here. 

F. 6. Nathaniel Bishop, house and garden. A lane was laid 
out (Oct. 15,1645; March 23, 1646) west of this lot, running 
through to Summer street, nearly the present Hawley street, and 
known early as Bishop's alle}-. 

[He had a deep lot, having J. Stevenson, R. Waite, and E. 
Fletcher west. W. Hudson, 8r., was on his south. — W.H-W.] 

F. 7. Nicholas Parker. [House and garden, with the street 
north, R. Scott south, N. Bishop west, James Penn east. — W. 
H.W.] 

F. 8. James Penn. [House and garden, with the street north, 
R. Parker west, J. Kenrick east ; no south bound ; but Robert 
Scott and Thomas Oliver were on his south, as their lots (F. 37, 
and F. 36) show. — W.H.W.] 

F. 9. John Kendrick. [House and garden, with the street 
north, J. Penn west, W. Dinsdale east; no southbound; but 
clearly it was T. Oliver's garden. See his lot F. 36. — W.H.AY.] 

F. 10. William Dinsdale. [House and garden, with the street 
north, R. Scott south, J. Leverett west, R. Rice east. This west 
bound is not explained. — W.H.W.] 

F. II. Robert Rice. [House and garden, with the street 
north, Capt. Keayne south, W. Dinsdale west, W. Pell east. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 12. William Pell. [House and garden, with the street 
north, Capt Keayne south, R. Rice west, and J. Spoore east. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 13. John Spoore. [His lot No. 2, of an acre and a half, 
with the street north, R. Turner south, R. Fairbanks east, Capt- 
R. Keayne and W. Pell west. See also G. 74, which probably 
joined this on the north. — W.H.W.] 



Appendix. 77 



LOTS U TO 18, AROUND FORT HILL AND THE SHORE, NORTH 
TO SUMMER STREET. 

F. 14. Richard Fairbanks. [His lot No. 4, on the Fort field, 
with J. Spoorc west, Mr. Hibbens north-east, R. Turner south- 
west, R. Gridley south-east. (Mr. Hibbens' lot is shown in G. 75.) 
The street (Fort street, now Milk street) ran through Spoore's 
two lots, and seems to have ended against Fairbanks or the Creek. 
— W.H.W.] Richard Fairbanks' pasture, 5 a. It was this past- 
ure, east of the present Pearl street, that Theodore Atkinson, not 
long after 1700, sold to Edward Gra}-, who built ropewalks on it 
in 1712. They are seen in Bonner's map in 1722. In 1732 a 
lane running parallel to the building was called Hutchinson street, 
changed in 1800 to Pearl. A son, John Gray, succeeded to the 
business. Gleaner Articles, No. 16, traces the history' of these 
ropewalk lots. 

F. 15. Richard Gridley. [Another lot, with R. Turner north- 
west, J. Harrison south-west, the Bay south-east, and the Fort 
northeast. — W.H.W.] Richard Gridley's pasture. It was in 
this pasture, wliich, in Bonner's map, is intersected by Gibbs's 
lane, with Gibbs's wharf on the shore just north of it, that Colonel 
Robert Gibbs built his famous house, which surprised the colonial 
town by its costliness. His wife Elizabeth survived him. ' 

F. 16. William Davies, Sr. His lot No. 2, of a house and 
three quarters of an acre, with the water south-east, R. Gridley 
south-west, north-west and north-east. — W.H.W.] 

F. 17. John Harrison, house. He established on this lot 
the first rope-walk, about 1G41. {Gleaner Articles, No. 16.) 

F. 18. Richard Gridley, captain of militia, house and land. 
It was on this ground, after Purchase street, then called Belcher's 
Lane, was laid out, that Captain Samuel Adams, the father of the 
patriot, lived; and here, in 1722, the latter was born, in a fine, 
commanding house overlooking the harbor. Adjoining was his 
malt-house and other buildings. Adams, the father, had bought 
the lot in 1712, and a wharf on the water-front was long known by 
his name. East of this, on a line of the present Gridley street, 
Captain John Bonner lived. 



LOTS 19 TO 22, BOUNDED BY SUMMER AND SOUTH STREETS 
AND THE SOUTH COVE. 

F. 19. Nicholas Baxter. [House and lot, with the street or 
lane north and west, E. Brown and the Bay east, M. Irons south. 
— W.H.W.] 

F. 20. Edward Brown. [House and garden, with N. Baxter 
noi'th and west, the Bay east, M. Irons south. — W.H.W.] 

F. 21. Matthew lyons or Irons. [House and lot, with the lane 
west, the Bav east, N, Baxter and E. Brown north, W. Leatherland 
south.— W.H.W. ] 

F. 22. William Leatherland. [House and lot, with the lane 
west, the Bay east, M. Irons north, and A. Porter and the Cove 



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78 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

south. The lane which was the west bound of these three lots, 
F. 19, 21 and 22, is South street. Abel Porter is not in the Book ; 
but Winsor seems to give him the extreme end, or Windmill Point. 

— VV.H.W.] 

LOTS 23 TO 28, SOUTH SIDE OF SUMMER STREET, WEST 
OF SOUTH STREET. 

F. 23. William Teft. [House and lot, with the Cove south, the 
lane east, the Mill street north, T. Munt and (Anne) Tuttle west. 

— W.H.W.] William Teft was enjoined, in 1644, not to " plant 
it with Indian corn, nor anything that may hinder the wind-mill." 
The records show that William Teffe, tailor, agreed to buy 
Jacob AVilson's house and ground in 1G38; and that in 1039-40 
he bought a house and ^ acre of Edward Gibbons, which the latter 
had bought of William Mauer, and he of William Hudson, Sr., in 
1639. 

F. 24. Thomas Munt. [House and lot, with W. Teft east and 
north, the Cove south, J. Negoos west. — "W.H.W.] Thomas 
Munt had permission in 1635 to fence in a piece of marsh befoi-e 
his house for the making of brick. (See N. E. Hist, and Genecd. 
Beg., April, 1862, p. 162.) 

F. 25. Jonathan Negoos. [House and lot, with the Cove south, 
W. Teft north, T. Munt east, T. Foster west. — W.H.AV.] 

F. 26. Thomas Foster. [House and lot, with the Cove south, 
Mrs. Tuttle north, J. Negoos east, and 11. Woodhouse west. 

F. 27. Richard Tuttle, and afterward his widow, had a wind- 
mill here, near the present Church-Green estate. In 1642 per- 
mission was given to remove the wind-mill into the fort ; but the 
lot had a wind-mill on it when it subsequently passed to E<lward 
Holyoke, Richard Woodward, and then to William Aspinwall. It 
was often spoken of as the •' South Wind-mill." After that i)ortion 
of Bedford street (called Blind lane) which connects with Summer 
street was cut through, the lot formed bj' the junction seems to 
have come into the possession of the town, by which it was granted, 
in 1715, to a new society, which became the New South Church. 
The edifice then built stood through the Provincial period, and was 
replaced in 1814 by the structure which the present generation 
remember as upon the spot before 1868. It is not explained vvhy 
the site was called " Church Green" befoi-e it was contemplated to 
use it for church purposes. {Sewall Papers, iii., 61.) 



LOTS 28 TO 40, NORTH SIDE OF SUMMER STREET FROM HIGH 
STREET TO HAWLEY STREET, INCLUDING INTERIOR LOTS 
TOWARD MILK STREET. 

F. 28. Benjamin Gillam. [House and lot, with W. Deming 
west and north, R. Turner's pasture east, and the lane south-east. 
This was the north corner of Summer and High streets. — W.H. 
W.] Gillam's inventory, in 1670, speaks of his estate on the shore 
as comprising a dwelling-house, shed, and wash-house, valued at 



Appendix. 79 

£360. It includes also part of a ship on the stocks, £398, — 
probably building at this point. (See hislamily connections in N. 
E. Hist, and Genecd. Reg., July, 18G5, p. 254.) Tlie present High 
street is called in 1G42 the highway, alreadj' begun from widow 
Tuthill's windmill to the Fort, twenty foot broad. 

F. 29. Robert Turner's pasture ; sold six acres in 1G52 to Richard 
Fairbanks. Long Lane (Federal Street) was later cut through the 
westerly part of this lot, and upon it the meeting-house was built 
in 1744, in which Channing subsequently ministered. 

F. 30. William Deming. [House and lot, with the lane south- 
east, li. GiUani east, M. Engles west, and Capt. Keayne north. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 31. Captain Robert Keayne, garden. This lot fell to 
Keayne's grand-daughter Anne and her husband, Cai)tain Nicholas 
Paige, and from them passed to Daniel Johonnot in 171!i, then 
bounding east, on Long Lane, while on its easterly bounds stood 
Mr. Johonnot's distillery and store-houses. In 1793 it was sold to 
the trustees of the Boston Theatre ; and on one part of it, separated 
from the theatre lot by Franklin street, the Catholics, in 1803, 
erected their first church. {N. E. Hist, and Geneal. lieg., Oct. 
1852, p. 358.) 

[This great lot is his lot No. 2, called a garden, with John 
Spoore east, W. Pell and R. Rice north, no other bounds. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 32. Robert Scott. [Apparently his lot No. 2, with Capt. 
Robert Keayne east, T. Oliver west, John AVebb north, though 
this last is not clear. — W.H.W.] 

F. 33. M audit Engles. [House and lot, with the Mill street 
south, Mr. Scott north, W. Deming east, and B. Negoos west. — 
W.ILW.] 

F. 34. Benjamin Negoos. . [House and lot, with Mill street 
south, Mr. Oliver north, M. Engles east, G. Wa^ite west. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 35. Gamaliel Waite. [House and lot, with the Mill street 
south, T. Oliver north, B. Negoos east, J. Palmer west. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 36. Thomas Oliver. [His lot No. 3, a garden, with Robert 
Scott east and west, J. Penn and J. Kenrick north, no south 
bound, but Negoos and Waite were south by their lines. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 37. Robert Scott. [His lot No. 4, a garden, with W. Hud- 
son, Sr., west, N. Parker and J. Penn north, Jacob Leager east, and 
Edward Bates south. These last two bounds are hard to explain. 
— W.H.W.] 

F. 38. John Palmer, Sr. [House and garden, with the Mill 
street south, G. Waite east, R. Scott and Wm. Hudson, Jr., north, 
A.Richardson west. — W.H.W.] Not far from this s[)ot stood, 
in the provincial days, the elegant mansion of the younger Sir 
William Pepperrell, which was sold under the confiscation act in 
1779. (Sabine, American Loyalists, ii, 170.) 

F. 39. Amos Richardson. [House and garden, with the street 
south, J. Palmer, Sr., east, W. Hudson and R. Scott north, and J. 



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Palmer, Jr., J. Marshall and R. Hogg west. — W.H.W.] James 
Stokes sold to George Bromer ; he, in 1G42, to Amos Richardson, 
a tailor. Here, in the next century, after Bishop's Alley (Ihe 
modern Hawley street) was run through, on the upper corner of it 
stood the old Seven Star Inn, giving its name for a while to the 
street; and upon the same spot, in 1734, the first edifice of Trinity 
Church wns erected, whicli stood till 1828. This land was bought 
for the church of William Speakman. 

F. 40. William Hudson, Sr., garden. Sewall, in 1794, records 
the burial of a Quaker in what seems this lot, as the Quakers did 
not have till 1701) any cemetery of their own. At the time of 
the burial it was called Brightman's pasture and orchard. {Setvall 
Papers, ii., 112, and note.) 

LOTS 41 TO 45, SOUTH SIDE OF SUMMER STREET, CONTINUED. 

F. 41. George Griggs, house; allowed to sell in 1638, "for 
his redeeming out of their debts," to Mr. Tuttill of Ipswich, and 
Mr. Tuttill of Charlestown. In his will, in 1G55, he spoke of him- 
self as sick in bodv. It is printed in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. 
Req., Oct., 1855, p. 343. 

F. 42. William Blantaine. William Davies, lock and gun- 
smith ; granted 1638; sold to William Blantaine in 1646. The 
portion of this lot next the pond lot, belonged, early in the pro- 
vincial time, to Benjamin Church, the father of the Revolutionary 
traitor, who sold it, in 1742, to Robert Thompson ; and he, in 
1764, to John Rowe, who built upon it a mansion, afterwards the 
residence of Judge Prescott, and which is portrayed in George 
Ticknor's Life of William H. Prescott. In 1845 it passed, by pur- 
chase, to the Church of the Saviour, and the freestone structure 
was built upon it, which has been taken carefully down, and recon- 
structed on Newburv street. (Shurtleff, Descrijjtiun of Busto)i, 
409.) 

[As Davies' lot when sold to Blantaine had Blantaine south, 
and Waite, F. 45, Ilollich, F. 44, and Bell, F. 43, had Blantaine 
south, evidently he owned two lots, one perhaps including the 
pond. — W.H.W.] 

F. 43. Thomas Bell, house and garden. He died 1655, and 
his son Thomas conveyed it to John Marj'on in 1668. 

F. 44. Richard HoUick, Hollidge, or Ilollinghead, house and 
land. In 1680 Hollick and his wife Ann, in their old age, sold the 
lot (reserving the use of the house for their lives) to Henry Alline 
and Robert Sanderson, deacons of the First Church ; but not until 
1808 did that church erect, on an inner part of this lot, their late 
meeting-house on Chauncy place. Gleaner said, in 1855, that this 
was probably the only lot in Boston held under a direct convey- 
ance from the first possessor. 

F. 45. Gamaliel Waite, garden. This lot was the site of tlie 
fine old mansion of the provincial time, which Leonard VassoU 
built, now marked by the building of C. F. Ilovey & Co. Mr. 
T. C. Amory (iV. E. Hist, and Geneal. Beg., Jan., 1871, p. 38; 
see also Jan., 1863, p. 59) has traced the descent of the property. 



Appendix. 81 

and described the mansion. For the Vassall famil}', see N. E. 
Hist, and Geneal. Reg., Jan., 1863, and Ileraldic Journal, ii., 17. 
Vassall bought it in 1727 of Simeon Stoddard ; and after his deatli, 
in 1737, it passed b}- sale to Thomas Hubbard, who lived in the 
house till his death, in 1773. He had been Treasurer of Harvard 
College, and his portrait by Copley now hangs in Memorial Hall. 



LOTS 46 AND 47, NEXT TO KINGSTON STREET EAST. 

F. 46. Richard Woodbouse. [House and lot, with T. Foster 
east, J. Vyall west, G. Griggs north, and the Cove south. — W. 
H.W.] 

F. 47. John Viall, vintner ; conveyed by him and his wife 
Mary, about 1G44, to William Costin, carpenter; he to Edward 
Cowell, " cordwinder " ; and he and his wife Sarah in 1071, to 
Rev. James Allen, of the First Church, who was reputed to be 
" very rich," and, perhaps, having a speculative turn, he sold it 
the next year. 

[The description is, house and garden of half an acre, with R. 
"Woodhouse east, G. Griggs north, the marsh and Cove south, and 
the Iiighway w-est. This highway was afterwards Short street, now 
Kingston street. — W.H.W!] 

F. 48. The Pond, "the town's watering-place." This pond 
had become so much of a nuisance in the provincial days, that in 
1739 tiie question of filling it up was mooted, and in 1753 the lot 
containing it was sold by the town to David Wheeler, then con- 
taining about one-ninth of an acre. He died in 1770, and his 
wife, who held it, died in 1773. 

[Pond street became Bedford street in 1820. — W.H.W.] 



LOTS 49 TO 63, ON THE EAST SIDE OF WASHINGTON STREET, 
FROM MILK STREET TO BEDFORD STREET. 

F. 49. Edward Fletcher, house ; sold the northern part in 1046 
to William Hailstone, a tailor, from Taunton ; he to Richard Lip- 
pincott, barber. It was seemingly on this lot that Daniel Jolion- 
not, the Huguenot distiller, dwelt in, his latter years. (iV. E. Hist. 
a)i'l Genc.ul. Reg., October, 1852, p. 359.) 

F. 50. Richard Waite, tailor, house and garden. An account 
of him and his famil}- is given in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., 
1877, p. 422. 

F. 51. Charity White. [House and small ,yard, with Francis 
East south and east, R. Waite north, the street west. — W.II.W.] 

F. 52. Francis East. [House and garden, with the street east 
(error for west). Charity White and Richard Waite north, W. 
Hudson east, N. Eaton south. — W.H.AV.] 

F. 53. Nathaniel Eaton. [House and garden, with F. East 
north. W. Hudson, Sr., east, the street west, and R. Hogg south. — 
AV.II.W.] 

F. 54. Richard Hogg. [House and garden, with A. Richard- 
son and W. Hudson east, N. Eaton north, the street west, and J. 



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Marshall south. —W.H.W.] Ricliard Hogg sold in 1G45 to John 
Lake, and he to Thomas AVibonie in 1648, whose will, 1C=5G, is in 
2V. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., July, 1852, p. 2^9. 

F. 55. John Marshall. [House and garden, with the street 
west, A. Richardson east, R. Hogg north, IS. Woodward, 8r., south. 
— W.H.W.] 

F. 56. Nathaniel Woodward, the elder. [House and garden, 
with tiie Mill lane south, the high street west, J. Marshall north, 
J. Palmer, Jr., east. This was, of course, Ihe north-cast corner of 
Summer and Washington streets. — W.II.AV.] 

F. 57. John Palmer, Jr. [House and yard, with the Mill street 
south, J. Marshall north, N. Woodward, Sr., west, and A. Richard- 
son east. — W.H.W.] 

F. 58. Elizabeth Purton, a widow as early as 1G33, whose 
house, in 1051, seems to have been leased by Robert INIorse to James 
Oliver. She made her mark to her will, dated 1G50, which is 
printed in the N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Jleg., July, 1853, p. 233. 
On this site, in tlie next century, Thomas English lived in a sightly 
mansion-house. [Her lot is not in the Book, but is named, in the 
next lot, F. 59. — W.H.W.] 

F. 59. Job Judkins. [House and garden, with the street west, 
Elizabeth Purton north, R. Hull south, and G. Waile cast. — 
W.II.W.] 

F. 60. Robert Hull, the blacksmith, house and garden. His 
will is in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Beg., Oct., 1861, p. 322. It 
was at this point that the printiug-offlcc stood, in 1704, where the 
first Boston newspaper, tlie News-Letter, was printed. [It was 
here, apparently, that Samuel Sewall, Avho married John Hull's 
only child (grand-daughter of Robert), lived for many years, and 
wrote many pages of his diary. — W.H.W.] 

F. 61. John Ilurd, tailor, house and garden ; mortgaged to 
Governor Dudley for £23 in 1649. It was granted to Hurd by 
John Leverett, in consideration of a garden granted Leverett, in 
the New Field. For Hurd's descendants, see N. E. Hist, and 
Geneal. Beg., April, 1865. p. 123. 

F. 62. William Blantaine. [House and garden, with the 
street west, the watering-place west, J. Hurd north, and T. 
Wheeler south. — W.H.W.] 

F. 63. Tliomas Wheeler. [Mouse and garden, with the High 
street west, the lane south, the watering-place east, and W. Blan- 
taine north. This was the north-east corner of Bedford and Wash- 
ington streets. Wheeler's will, of 1654, is in N. E. Hist, and 
Geneal. Beg., July, 1851, p. 305. His descendants seemed to 
have remained here, and Wheeler's Pond is mentioned several 
times in Sewall's Diary. See ante, F. 48. — W.H.W.] 

LOTS C4 TO 73, WEST SIDE OF WASHIXGTON STREET, FROM 
SCHOOL STREET TO WEST STREET. 

F. 64. Atherton Hough, house and garden. It was well up 
School-street lot that the little French church was built, about 
1714. They had bought the lot of James Meers, hatter, ten years 



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earlier. Next door to them, iu 1747, Richard Cranch, card-maker, 
had his shop, — the fatlier of Jiulge Cranch. 

F. 65. Francis Lyle, honse and garden. Walter Rlackborne, 
had his lot, which Elizabeth (his widow?) sold, in 1(;41, to 
P'rancis Lvle, the barber, who nnited the service of a surgeon, 
after tiie iashion of his day, and in this capacity served later iu 
the Parliamentary army in Eughmd. Henry Bridgham owned 
part of the lot, which he sold, in 1G4S, to Richard Tapping and 
John Spoore. 

F. 66. Thomas Millard, house and garden. After INIillard's 
death this estate passed to Colonel Samuel Shrimpton, in 1G72, 
who sold it, in 1G7G, to Peter Sergeant, who built upon the lot the 
famous house, later to be known as the '' Province House," when 
it was bought, in 1713, to be made the royal governor's official 
residence. The Indian, which was perched upon the top of the 
cupola, was the handiwork of Deacon Shem Drowne, the same who 
made the grasshopper vane of Faneiiil Hall. The further history 
of the estate is traced iu Shnrtleff's Description of Boston, o9G. 

F. 67. Thomas Grubb. [Honse and garden, with T. Millard 
north, A. Perry west, the High street east, and W. Aspiuwall 
south. — W.H.W.] 

F. 68. William Aspiuwall. [Honse and garden, with Richard 

and Thomas Grnl)b north, Richard Cooke and Ephraim 

Pope south, the High street east, the Common west. The blank 
after Ricliard is evidently Fairbanks. — W.H.W.] Winsor says 
tiiat this lot was "• about on the line of Bronitield street, Richard 
Fairbanks' garden ; later owned by William Davis the apothecary. 
Fairbanks, however, retained a lot in the rear of those on School 
street. William Aspiuwall owned at one time from street to street, 
and he sold house, garden, orchard, and close, iu 1G52, to his son- 
in-law, John Augier, then making two acres. Another house and 
out-bnildings he sold, in 1G52, to Sampson Shoare ; and he to 
Theodore Atkinson, who had formerly been a servant to John 
Newgate, the hatter. Atkinson sold to Edward Rawson, the 
Colonial Secretary. The street now known as Bromfield street 
was long called Rawson's lane, but became later known as Brom- 
fleld's lane, after a distinguished merchant of the provincial pe- 
riod, — P2dward Bromfield, — who lived on the southerly side, about 
half-way up. where later the Bromfield Honse stood. (This site was 
afterwards occupied by the Indian Queen Tavern.) Mr. Brom- 
field had settled in Boston in lG7o, and died iu 1734. His family 
is traced in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., October, 1871, p. 330." 

F. 69. Ephraim Pope. [House and garden, with tlie High 
street east, R. Cooke west, W. Aspiuwall north, and E. Dennis 
south. — W.H.W.] 

F. 70. P^dmund Dennis. [House and garden, with E. Pope 
north, the street east, R. Cooke and D. Maud west, and E. Jackliu 
south. — W.H.\y.] 

F. 71. Pxlmund Jaeklin, a glazier, house and garden ; sold, 
in IGIG, to Nicholas Bnsbie, a worsted weaver. His will, IGo? 
(N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg.., July, 1854, p. 279), mentions his 
new dwelling-house, with garden, which he gives to his wife, and 



84 City Document No, 46. — Part 2. 

aftei' her to his son Abraham. He divided his books, — " phisicke 
bookes" to his son John, and " bookcs of divinity or history" to 
Abraham. 

F. 72. WilUam Townsend. [Honse and garden, with the street 
east, 1). Mand west, E. Jaeklin north, and Jane Parker sontli. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 73, Jane, widow of Richard Pnrkor, lionse and garden ; and, 
intending to marry, slie deeded it, in 1(]4G, to lier children, 
Margaret, Jolni, Thomas, and Noali. [Her lot bounds with the 
street east and soiitli ; it was therefore the north-west corner lot of 
Washington and Winter streets. — W.H.W.] 



LOTS 74 TO 82, ALONG TREMONT STREET FROM WINTER STREET 
TO SCHOOL STREET, AND DOWN SCHOOL STREET TO THE 
CORNER LOT. 

F. 74. Richard Sherman. Granted to Richard Sherman's wife in 
1637, when Stephen Kinsley had a honse-plot near by ; and Sher- 
man in 1G47 sold a half acre to Francis Smith, who the same year 
deeded two acres, including land bought of Ednnind Jaeklin. This 
cornel" was later owned by Captain Edward Wyllys, and was 
bought of his heirs by Colonel Vetch in 1712, who in 1713-14 sold 
it to Captain Tliomas Steel. {Sewall Papers^ iii., 10.) It was 
later owned by Thomas Oxnard, the progenitor of the famih' of 
that name ; and at his death, in 1754, it was valued at £1,200. 
(iV. E. Hist. (Did Geneul. lieg., 1872, p. 4.) [It does not seem 
to be entered as Sherman's possession in the Book. — W.H.W.] 

F. 75, Daniel Maud the school-master; granted in 1G37 ; sold 
to Edmund Jaeklin in 1043. Here at a later day was the sliop of 
the well-known London coach-maker. Major Adino Paddock, — the 
same who |)Ianted, about 17G2, before the Granary burial-ground, 
the elms which not long since were cut dowai. The name of the 
burial-ground was derived from the public granary, which, in 1737, 
was built on the opposite side of the street where Park-street 
Churcii now stands. The keeper of this granary was for a long 
time Francis Willoughby. This part of Tremont street was called 
Long Acre in the provincial times. On a part of this lot, too, was 
built the manufacturing honse which formed the eastcornei- of what 
is now Hamilton place, and was erected by tiie Province to en- 
courage spinning and kindred occupations. It disappeared in 180G. 
[This lot does not appear in the BocjIc. Lamb makes three lots of 
it, I know not why. — AV.II.W.] 

F. 76. Richard Cooke, gaiden ; sold to Edmund Jaeklin, who, 
in 1G47, sold to Francis Smith ; he to Amos Richardson the same 
3'ear; and later it was owned by Anthony Stoddard, the rich linen- 
draper. 

F. 77. Richard Fairbanks. [Garden, bounded with W. Aspin- 
wali south and east, the Common west, Z. Bosworth, J. Synder- 
land, R. Cook, J. Lugg, and A. Perry east. — AV.ILW.] 

F. 78. Zaccheus Bosworth, house and garden, with barns, 
cow-house, orchard; sold in 1652 to Thomas Woodward. 



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Bosworth's will, 1G55, is in iV. E. Hist, and Geneal. Rerj., October, 
1851, p. 443. On this lot there was erected, early in the next 
century, the brick house which became the residence of Jacob 
"Wendell, a weahhy merchant and prominent citizen of his da}'. 

F. 79. John Synderland. [Mouse and garden, with Z. Bos- 
worth west, the street north, R. Fairbanks south, and R. Cooke 
east. — W.II.W.] 

F. 80. Richard Cooke, house and garden. Here also lived his 
son. Dr. Elisha Cooke, a citizen wlio figured largely in the Inter- 
Charter period. It was in this house that Governor Burnet lived 
while the Province House was making ready. 

F. 81. John Lugo-. [House and garden, with the street north, 
R. Fairl)anks south. R. Cooke west, and A. Perry east. — W.H.W.] 

F. 82. Arthur Perry. [House, yard and garden, with the 
street north, R. Fairbanks south, J. Lugg west, and Mr. Haugh, 
F. Loyall (or Lyle), T. Grubb, and T. Millard east. — W.H.W.] 



LOTS 83 TO 93, IN THE SQUARE ENCLOSED BY WINTER, 
WASHINGTON, WEST, AND TREMONT STREETS. 

F. 83. Robert Blott. [House and garden, with the street east 
and north, lAIr. Flint south, J. Levorett west. — W.II.W.] 

F. 84. Mr. Flint. [House and garden, with R. Blott 

north, J. Leverett west, the street east, and A. Harker south. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 85. Anthony Harker. [House and garden, with the street 
east, J.Johnson west, Mr. Flint north and south. — W.H.W.] 
Sold to Isaac Vergoose in 1G59. 

F. 86. Mr. Flint. [His second lot, a house and garden, with 
the street east, G. Burden west, A. Harker north, and T. Clarke 
south. — W.H.W.] 

F. 87. Thomas Clarke. [House and garden, with the street 
east. G. Burden west, Mr. Flint north, and R. Mason south. — 
AV.H.W.] 

F. 88. Ralph Mason. [House and garden, with the street east, 
II. Webb west, T. Clarke north, R. Wing south. — W.II.W.] 
Ralph Mason, house and garden ; mortgaged to Matthew Cradock, 
of London, in 1G38, for £17; sold to Thomas Painter. Painter 
had liberty to sell a house to Ephraim Hunt, in 1G50. Mason made 
his mark to his will in 1G72. 

F. 89. Robert Wing. [House and garden, with the street cast 
and south, R. Mason north, H. Webb west. — W.II.W.] Robert 
Wing, house, "both old and new built;" sold in 1G48 to Thouias 
Painter. He died in 1 G51. (8ee his will in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. 
lieg.^ January, 1850, p. 54.) 

F. 90. Henry Webb. [His lot No. 3, a garden, with the lane 
south, G. Burden north, R. Wing and R. Mason east, the Cove west. 
This last is an evident error for the Common west. — W.II.W.] 

F. gi. George Burden. [His lot No. 2, being a garden, near 
the Common, wiili H. Webb south, the Common west, T. Clarke 
east, and J. Johnson north. — W.II.W.] 

F. 92. James Johnson, garden. These lots, on the line of the 
present Mason street, were granted, in 1638, to James Johnson, 



86 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

John Davis, George Burden, and Natbaniol Chappell, and were 
then called " gardens on the back side of the lots in y'^long street." 
They mark the sight of the mansion and grounds of James Swan 
of a later day, and, still later, the famous Washington Gardens of 
the early part of this centiuy. 

F. 93. John Leverett, who sold the south part in IGG-l to one 
Wyard, and he, in IGGfi, to John Wampus, an Indian. {Gleaner 
Article No. G.) [As I understand it, Lamb, on his map, has trans- 
posed these four lots, making them read from west to east, — Lev- 
erett, Johnson, Bnrden, Webb, instead of Webb, Burden, Johnson, 
Leverett. AVinsor agrees with me. — W.ILW.] 

LOTS 94, 95, AND 96, ON THE WEST SIDE OF WASHINGTON 
STREET, FROM WEST STREET TO BOYLSTON STREET. 

F. 94. William Chamberlain, house and garden. This lot 
Thomas Oliver sold, in 1G45, to Nicholas Shapley. Oliver's will 
is in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg.., October, J 854, p. 3ol. This 
lot seems to have been sold, in 1G47, by Francis Smith, to William 
Chamberlin, assigned by Chamberlin to Smith again 5th, 11 
month, 1G48 ; and was later sold to Richard Wilson. Opposite 
the rear of this lot, on the Common, now the line of Mason street, 
the town built, in 1717 (it is shown on Bonner's ma[)), the South 
Writing School. It is described then as "adjoining to Cornell's 
lot, over against Mr. Wainwright's." 

F. 95. Richard Carter, house and garden. William Hudson, 
Jr., sold to Richard Carter, a carpenter, in lGo9. This lot nearly 
corresponds to the site of the Lamb Tavern, which stood here 
before the middle of the last century. Drake sa3's that Colonel 
Doty was the host in 17G0. Adjoining it on the north was 
the Lion Tavern. [In the Book it is bounded by Mr. Oliver 
north, he being the owner before Chamberlain, as noted in F. 94. 
— W.H.W.] 

F. 96. Jacob Leger. [House and garden, with the street east, 
the Common west, R. Carter north, Mr. Coleborne south. — 
W^H.W^] 

F. d. [William Coleborne's lot was next south of Leger's, and 
was the corner of Boylston and Washington streets. It is de- 
scribed in Map C. — W.II.W.] 

LOTS 97 TO 103, EAST SIDE OF W^ASHINGTON STREET, FROM 
BEDFORD STREET TO ESSEX STREET. 

F. 97. Robert Woodward, house and garden ; granted in 1637. 
Papers relating to his estate arc in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., 
January, 1859, p. 10. Bedford street was laid out in 1G44. [His 
lot has the High street west, the lane north, J. Leger south, T. 
Buttolph east. — W.II.W\] 

F. 98. Jacob Leger. [His lot No. 2, a house and garden, 
with the street west, R. AYoodward north, T. Buttolph east, and 
T. Fowle south. —W.II.W.] 

F. 99. Thomas Fowle, house and garden. He removed to 
•Braintree. In 1650, house and orchard sold by John Cuddington 



Appendix. 87 

to William Ilollowav. [He had Leger north, Sinct south, But- 
lolpheast. — W.II.W.] 

F. lOO. AV alter .Siiiet. [House aiul garden, ^vith the street 
west, T. Buttolph and M. Reading east, J. Leger north, and J. 
Odlin soutli. Possibly this should be T. "FowIc north. — 
W.II.W.] 

F. loi. John Odlin, house and garden, with the street west, 
M. Reading east, Cole south, W. Sinet north. — W.II.W.] 

F. 102. Cole, house and garden ; later owned b^y John 

Cuddington, John Bateman, and John Odlin, in 1G50. 

F. 103. Griflith Bowen, house and garden. Here, within the 
hou^c-yard, stood tlie '"Liberty Tree," wliieh is said to have been 
planted in 1G4G, and became famous in the Stamp-Act times, and 
was cut down in spite by the Tories, in 1775. 

F. 103*. [This lot is not placed on tlie map by an oversight. 
On Lamb's map it is marked as lieLl by Miles Reading, but a part 
of it belongs to Thomas Buttolph, as shown bv lots F. 97, 98, 99, 
and 100. It was Buttolph's Lot No. 2. being an acre and a half, 
first laid out for garden lots, with the highway south, a common 
lot east, J. Leger, W. Sinet, and the lane noith, Mr. Fowle and 
R. Woodward west. As Miles Reading onl}- occurs as an abutter 
in F. 100 and 101, it is impossible to say iiow muc'.i he owned. 
But Buttolph should stand as the main owner here, his lot reach- 
ing to Bedford street. — W.II.W.] 

LOTS lOi TO 108, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ESSEX STREET, 
FROM WASHINGTON STREET EASTERLY. 

F. 104. Garrett Bijurne. [House and garden, with the street 
west and north, the marsh south, E. Rainsford east. — W.H.W.] 

F. 105. Edward Rainsfurd. [House and garden, with the 
street north, the Cove south, G. Bourne west, D. Offley east. 
Rainsford's lane in 1708, from Essex street to Bench street, now 
part of Ilari-ison avenue, was near this lot. — W.H.W.] 

F. 106. David Ofllcy. ILnise and garden, with the street 
north, tlie Cove south, E. Rainsford west, the lane cast. — 
W.H.W.] 

F. 107. Owen Rowe. [House and garden, with the street 
north, the lane west, the Cove south, J. Pelton cast. — W.II.W.] 

F. 108. John Pelton. [House and lot, with the street north, 
the Cove south, O. Rowe west, the marsh east. — W.II.W.] 

F. 109. [The Marsh, between Kingston street and the end of 
Essex street. Even on Bonner's map of 1722, after Essex street 
had been cut through to Kingston street, there is only one line of 
houses on Essex street, with a great open space behind it, and 
"Coal's Garden" making up nearly all of the southerly side of 
Bedford street. Exeter street wfts projected, in 1805, across this 
lot, witich street became Rowe place in 1825, Rowe street in 1837, 
and Chauncy street (by absorption) in 185G. The later Rowe 
place, on the easterly side, ended in a vacant lot in the I'car of 
Garcelon's stable and the Kingston-street houses. When built 
upon, a few years ago, it was said to be covered for the first time 
by buildings. — W.H. W.] 




Map G, or No. 7. 

(88) 



MAP G, OR NO. 7. 



LOTS EAST OF HANOVER STREET AND NORTH OF THE 
COVE AND MILL CREEK; NOS. 1 TO 10. 

G. I. Sampson Shore. [House and garden, with M. Chaffie 
north-east, John Hill south-west, the street north-west, the Cove 
south-east. — W.H.W.] 

G. 2. John Hill. [His second lot being a small lot of quarter 
of an acre, with S. Shore north-east, J. Milom south-west, the 
street north-west, the Cove south-east. — W.H.W.] 

G. 3. David Sellick. [B}- Book of Possessions, it seems that 
14th, 7 mo., 1647, Sellick bought of Edward AVells a lot, with S. 
Shore north-east, J. Hill's garden north-west, J. Milom south-west, 
the Cove south-east. It must be here, though not on Lamb's map. 
— W.H.W. ] 

G. 4. John Mylom, cooper, house and garden ; sold to John 
Phillips, biscuit-maker, in 1048. It was upon this lot that one of 
the oldest buildings in Boston, half way up Cross street, existed 
to our day. Phillips, who had come from Dorchester, became a 
deacon of the Second Church in 1650, added to his estate adjacent 
lands, and built the stone house ; which, when it was torn down in 
1804, was considered the oldest building in Boston. It has been 
described by Mr. Bynner, in Vol. I. of Memorial History of Boston. 
Phillips died in 1682. Shurtleff, Description of Boston^ p. 667, has 
traced its history to our day. Phillips, before he died, sold the 
part of his lot next the water-side to Captain Christopher Clarke. 

G. 5. William Werdall. [House and garden, with J. Milom 
south-west (error, evidently for south-east), J. Hill north-east, the 
street north-west, the highwa}- south-west. This south-west high- 
way was Cross street, but Milom'.^ bound is on Valentine Hill ; an 
example of how little precision is shown in these descriptions. — 
W.H.W.] Winsor writes of this lane, as follows : — "This lane 
was laid out in 1636, from the water-side ' up the balke or meare 
that goes up from the end of John Mylom's house, next William 
Aspinwall's ground, and to goe along to the Mylne Cove, a rod and 
a halle broade.' M3lom was allowed, in 1647, to wharf before 
the eastern end of it. At the beginning of the next century it was 
called Coney's Lane. Sewall Papers, ii., 211." 

G. 6. Valentine Hill, according to Winsor, had five lots here, 
thus described : — "a. Valentine Hill. h. Valentine Hill : sold to 
Barnabas Fawer, in 1646, who was to maintain a cart-wa}' l)y the 
wharf before his door, and whose will, 1654, is in N. E. Hist, and 
Geneal. Reg., July, 1851, p. 305. c. Valentine Hill; sold to 



90 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

James Blattock in 1G4G, -o-hose will, IGGG, is in N. E. Hist, and 
Geveal. Jieg., Oct., 18G1, p. 325. David I'hippen}- had a house 
and lot in this neighborhood. See his will in N. E. IlUt. and 
Geneal. llcg., July, 1853, p. 233. [Phippcny's lot (iiook, p. 31) 
bounded suuth-wcst on W. Tyng, and T\i)jj,'s lot no. 2 bounds 
ou Phippeny. — W.II.W.] d. Valentine Hill; sold to Arthur 
Perry, e. Valentine Hill; sold to Richard Straine, in 1G48 ; 
then passed to Paul Allistre, with a wharf in front ; then to Robert 
iS'annej', in 1650. His will, 1G63, is printed in iV^. E. Hist, and 
Geneal. Reg., April, 1858, p. 155. Near the bridge over the 
creek. Hill sold, in 1G51, a lot to William Aubrey, ' for the use of 
the undertakers of the iron works in New England.' A lane 
which later passed thiough this lot and the present North 
Centre street was called Padd^^'s Lane, from Ctiptain William 
Paddy, a citizen of prominence, who lived upon it, and died in 
1G58. His will is in N. E. Hist, and Genml. licg., Oct., 1854, 
p. 355 ; also see 1877, p. 321." 

G. 7. John Oliver. [House and garden, of about half an acre, 
with V. Hill north-east and south-east, the street north-west, John 
Pierce and Jolui Knight south-west. — W.H.W.] 

G. 8. John Knight. 

G. g. John Pierce. [No possessions recorded, but the exist- 
ence of the lots is necessitated by G. 7 and G. 10.. — W.H.W.] 

G. 10. Thomas Marshall. [House and garden of about half 
an acre, with the marsh south-east, ,Iohn Peirce or John Knight 
north-east, the street north-west and south-west. Also 8th, G mo. 
1G48, Marshall bought of John Milom, land near the water-mill 
with Milom south-east, 30 feet, Marshall south-west 76 feet, 
the Mill Creek north-east, 74 feet, the highway north-west 
44 feet. From all which it appears that Marshall owned both sides 
of the Mill creek and cove up to the highway ; but the exact boun- 
daries are hard to trace. — W.II.W.] 

AVinsor adds : " Joshua Scottow was allowed, in 1651, to wharf 
at the north-east end of the mill bridge. He had bought the marsh 
at that time of James Nash, of Weymouth, to whom John JMylom 
had sold it." 

Winsor places the following lots in this square with Union street 
west, and the Mill creek through its centre : — 

a. John Mylom ; sold to Thomas Marshall, 1648. b. John 
Mylom, h. ; sold in part in 1650 to Robert Nash, the butcher, c. 
John Mylom ; sold to Governor Leverett. d. Lewis Kidb}', fish- 
erman, 1G39 ; granted house lot on the marsh next to John Lowe. 
e. John Lowe, upland, surrounded by marsh ; called a wheelwright, 
when it was granted to him in 1636-37. /. Marsh held in com- 
monage, part of which was granted in 1646 to John Mylom, who 
sold it to James Hawkins in 1648. 

Thomas Marshall offered to the town in 1652 a highway to 
shorten the wa}' to the bridge (G. 11 ) , but withdrew his off"er. The 
present Marshall street, however, would indicate that the short cut 
was eventually established. 

G II. The bridge, the draw of which sras changed from one 
to two leaves in 1653, and the bridge was rebuilt in 1659. The 



Appendix. 91 

repairs on it are a matter of constant entr^- in the town records. 
In 1G50 it was ordered tliat the spare laud about the bridge should 
be wharfed by the neighbors for the common lauding of prop- 
erty. 

[Here also the] " old way" begun, which in 1G49 was laid out, 
a rod broad, from the south side of the water mill, along the shoie 
to the Mill Hill. 



LOTS 12 TO 17, WEST OF HANOVER STREET. 

G. 12. Thomas Hawkins. [A quarter of an acre towards 
Charlestown, with James Johnson south-west (see H. 1), the Cove 
north-west, John Button north-east, and the street south-east. See 
Book, p. 41. — W.H.W.] 

G. 13. John Button. [Lamb places William Cox here, I 
know not wh}'. This lot does not seem to be recorded in the 
Book. Perhaps it is a reminiscence of Biittolph's lot No. 5, where 
Cox means Copp. — W.H.W.] 

G. 14. John Davies, house and garden ; sold in 1G45 to John 
Trotman, and his wife Katherine conveyed it same day to Thomas 
Hawkins, who at a later day kept here, on Hanover street, the 
Star Inn. (See Shurtlefl', Description of Boston, p. GOG.) He 
mortgaged the propert}' to Governor Bradstreet in 1G50. From 
Hawkins's house went "the old hie wav over the little bridge 
[near 11] behind the watter mile to the ferr^- to Charlestown." 
One Watters obstructing this old way with a fence in lGr)2, he was 
ordered to remove it; but in 1G50 Hawkins was allowed to fence 
in a part of it temporarily*. 

G. 15. Gabriel Fish. [House and yard, with John Davies 
south and west, V. Hill north, the street east. — W.H.W.] 

G. 16. Valentine Hill ; perhaps later John Kinrick's. 

G. 17. This whole triangle is left without owners on Lamb's 
map. Winsor assigns as follows : — 

a. Zaccheus Bosworth, 1. hereabout. Also probably in this 
neighborhood, but not easily placed, the houses and gardens of 
Bartholomew Cheever, John Arnold, John Jackson, and a lot of 
Robert Hull, the blacksmith. [But these last two certainly were 
in the New field, i.e. the hill-side along from Beacon to Cambridge 
streets, and are so marked by Winsor in his Map F. JNIore study 
is required for lot 17. — W.H.W.] 

h. John Ruggles, 1 Go7, had house-plot and garden " near the new 
mylne." If the same who was afterwards of Roxbur}', his will, 
1657, is printed in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Beg., Oct., 1858, p. 
343. Just north of this point, with its rear upon the cove, the 
Baptists built their first meeting-house in 1G79, which was replaced 
by a larger one still, of wood, in 1771. Still further round the 
cove, on the site of the present Baldwin Place, the Second Baptist 
Church built their house in 174G, — a small structure which con- 
tinued well into this century. 

c. William Wilson, 2 J- a. 

d. Richard Parker. 



92 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 



LOTS 18 TO 21, THE WEST SIDE OF THE COVE, EAST OF 
UNION STIIEET. 

G. i8. John Lowe. [House and garden, with the marsh north 
and east, the cove south, and Mr. Bellingham west. — W.II.W.] 

G. ig. Richard BeUingham's mar^h, inchiding what came to 
him under an order, 1G44, granting him such of the town's marsh 
as was undisposed of, " lor the continuance of peace and love, in 
consideration of a quiet resignation of all claim unto the wast 
before his house." The Governor sold this marsh in equal parts 
to Joshua Scottow and Christopher Lawson. Shurtleff, iJcscriptiou 
of Boston, ch. Ivii., shows how in the southerly pnrt of this marsh, 
near the corner of Merchants' Row and North Market street, stood 
for many years the well-known Triangular Warehouse. 

G. 20. Henry Symons, house ; sold to Christopher Lawson ; and 
by him in 1G45 to David Sellick, with wharf and lane before it ; to 
Robert Nanney in 1G46. This wharf was bought by John Shawe, 
the butcher. [Henry Symons, house and lot, with Mr. Bellingham 
north and cast, John Hill west, the cove south. — W.H.W.] 

G. 21. John Hill, house. Somewhere in this vicinity, in 1G5G, 
Thomas Savage built his new house, "between the drawbridge and 
the conduit." On the opposite side of the present North street 
from this lot, on an irregular piece of ground, partly- reclaimed 
from the marsh, and a wooden building, which was consumed 
in the (ire of 1G79, to be followed next year l\y the rough -cast 
structure, which, standing to our day, has been known as the 
"Old Feather-Store." ShurtlefT, Ihscription of Boston, p. G45, 
thinks the lot was originally a part of Symons's [lot], who 
dying in 1G43, his widow Susannah married, about 1G44, Isaac 
Walker, who conveyed it to their daughter Susannah, born 1G4G, 
who in 1GG8 married Mr. Thomas Stanbury, who built the old 
building, which was taken down in 18G0. The subsequent history 
of the building is told by Shurtleff. [John Hill, house bounded 
with H. Symons east, Mr. Bellingham north, the street west, the 
Cove south. — W.H.W.] 



LOTS 22 TO 27, BOUNDED BY UNION, ELM, AND HANOVER 
STREETS. 

G. 22. James Everill, a shoemaker, house and large lot, em- 
bracing nearly the whole front on Hanover street, out of which he 
sold lots to various people. AVilliam Tyng acquired a part on Elm 
street; and along Hanover street, passing north, were the lots 
of Francis Dowse, Evan Thomas, a vintner (sold to James Bill), 
William Corser (sold to John Chamberlyn), Robert Porter, John 
Stevenson, and William Hayward. The corner lot on Hanover 
and Union streets passed to Henry Maudesley about IGao; and 
Shurtleir, Lh'sc. of Bodon. p. G28, has traced the title down, until 
it became the famous " Blue Ball," the home of Franklin's father. 
It is now cut off by the extension of Washington street. 



Appendix. 1)3 

G. 23. Edmund Dennis. [Apparent!}' his lot No. o. A small 
parcel with James Evcril cast, the lane and street south-west and 
north-west. Winsor agrees in this location, but it is not on Lamb's 
map.— W.H.W.] 

G. 24. John Button. [Three houses and a garden and yard, in 
ail about an acie, with J. Everill north-west, the lane south-west, 
the Cove south-east, N. Willis north-east. — W.H.W.] Winsor 
writes, " There was in later years some conti'oversy as to whether 
the land opposite this lot and the town docks was public property. 
See depositions in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., Jan., 18G4, p. G8." 
Winsor, in Map B, puts these lots on the east side of the Mill 
Creek, instead of the cast side of the lane, now Ehn street. He 
also puts Willis and Painter with Hanover street west. Herein 
be differs from Lamb, whose localities agree better with the 
Book. — W.H.W.] 

G. 25. Nicholas Willis. [House and garden, with J. Everill 
•westerly, J. Button south-west, the street east, T. Painter north- 
erly. — W.H.W.] 

G. 26. Thomas Painter. [House and garden, with N. Willis 
south-west, the street east, Geo. Barrell north. — W.H.W.] 

G. 27. George Barrell. [House and lot not half an acre, with 
J. Everill north, T. Painter south, N. Willis west, the street east. 
— W.H.W.] 



LOTS 28 TO 52, BOUNDED BY ELM, WASHINGTON, COURT, 
AND HANOVER STREETS. 

G. 28. Thomas Makepeace. This was perhaps the house John 
Underbill surrendered in 1G3D to Thomas Makepeace of Dorches- 
ter, whose will, IGGG, is in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Eeg., October, 
18G1, p. 323. It was on the north-east corner that a well- 
known Boston merchant, William Tailer, lived, — the same who 
committed suicide July 12, 1G82. (N. E. Hist, and Geneal. lleg., 
vii.. 5G.) His wife was Rebecca, a daughter of Israel Stonghton of 
Dorchester, and it was with her in this house that Andros is sup- 
posed to have taken up his abode when he came to Boston in 1G86. 
The son, William Tailer of Dorchester, became Lieut. -Governor, 
and rented this house to Edward Lyde, who in 1701-2 bought the 
propertv. (fSezcall Papers, i., 1G3, 202 ; N. E. Hist, and Geneal. 
Beg., July, 18G3, p. 239 ; July, 18G4, p. 289.) 

G. 29. Anne, widow of George Ilunne. [House and garden 

with George on the east and south, T. INiakepeacc west, the 

lane north. The "George " is evidently George Bates. — 

W.H.W.] 

G. 30. George Bates. [House and garden, T. Makepeace west, 
A. Hunne north, G. Burden east, W. AV^ilson south. — W.H.W.] 

George Bates in the rear of Anne Hunne. The will of John 
Endicott {N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., October, 18G2, p. 333), 
leaving his property to his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremy 
Houtchin (he had no children), mentions his house as " joyning 
to George Bates on the west." 



94 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

G. 31. George Burden. 

G. 32. Francis Dowse. 

G. 33. Jeremy Houcliin. [Of these lots only one is recorded. 
Dowse has a house and yard, with the lane east, AV. Tyug west, 
G. Burden north, J. Houcliin south. See Tyng's lot, G. 40. 
— W.H.W.] 

G. 34. tSarah Knight. [House and garden, with J. Houcliin 
north, the lane east, W. Tyng west, and S. Greames south. — 
W.H.W.] 

G. 35. Samuel Greames. [House and yard, with Sarah Knight 
north-west, the lane nortii-en.st, W. Hudson, Jr., south-east, Wm. 
Tyng south-west. — W.H.W.] 

G. 36. William Hudson, jr. [Evidently the corner of Hud- 
son's lane, now Elm street, as he has Greames and the lane north- 
east and the street south-east. — W.H.W.] 

This was known as the "Castle Tavern," and Hudson and his 
wife Anne conveyed it in 1G74 to John Wing, who in 1G87 " set a 
room in his house for a man to show tricks in ; " and Sewall records, 
amusingly, how he went to labor with Wing and convince him of 
its sinfulness, ending his account: " Sung the 90"" Ps. from the 
12"' V. to the end. Broke up." (Sewall Pcqiers, i, 196.) In 
1694 it is called the "George Tavern." Mr. John T. Hassam 
traces the subsequent histoiy of this estate in N. E. Hist, and 
Geneal. Reg., 1879, p. 400. 

G. 37. John Glover, house. By will, 1653, he left half his house 
nearest Mr. Webb's to his wife, and half to his son Habakkuk, 
with half his tanj^ard adjacent ; also to this son half his house next 
Goodman Hudson's. Another son, John, who had graduated at 
Harvard in 1651, continued to live with the mother. Becoming a 
merchant, he moved to Swansea ; and, returning to Boston in 1690, 
lived and died (1696) on Summer street, and hes buried in the 
Granary Burying-ground. {Glover Memorials., p. 149 ; Sible_y, 
Harvard Gradxiates, p. 297. ) 

G. 38. George Bur'den, a shoemaker, house. There was a wharf 
opposite his house in 1641, where he had permission to place a 
vessel at the head of it in which to water his leather. Burden's 
will is in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., July, 1854, p. 278 ; and 
see 1880, p. 44, for a note of the descent of this lot. A way round 
the north side of the Cove from this lot to John Lowe's was 
laid out definitely in 1642. When tlie town, in 1649, sold the re- 
version till 1726 of the dock to James Everill, on his paying an 
annual £6 16.5. lOd. "to the school's use," it was then ordered that 
all the land at the head of the Cove "round about by John Glover's, 
George Burden's, Hugh Gunnison's, Captain William Tinge's, 
William Franklin's, Robert Nashe's, and eight foot to the' east- 
ward of it is highway ; as alsoe from the eastward six of the 
eight foot, and round about l)ye the corner of Edward Bendall's 
brick howse, and so by Samuel Cole's howse, as alsoe to Edward 
Ting's wharfe, shall goe a high way of twentyc foote in breadth." 
This head of the dock was the " common landing place" as early 
as 1634, when there was a bridge or pier here. 



Appendix. 



95 




t)OCK SQUARE. ABOiri 1732. 



This sketch is based on a, plan preserved in the City Hall, and 
of which a copy made by the late W. G. Brooks is in ihe Cabinet 
of tlie Historical Society. Tlie tigures stand for the following 
names and sites: 1, Hutchinson; 2, Billings; 3, Randall; 4, 
Harvard; 5, Hannas ; 6, Checkley ; 7, Jackson; 8, Hand; 9, 
Eawson; 10, Right; 11, W. Coffin; 12, Millar; 13, J. Tyler; 14, 
Tyler; 15, Hancock; 16, Boyce ; 17, Pemberton ; 18 Brooks; 
19. Pitts; 20, Watch-house ; 21, Jackson ; 22, Abbott; 23, Brom- 
field; 24, Hubbard; 25, Small shops; 20, Billings; 27, Platform, 
Fish shop ; 28, Swing Bridge ; 29, Borland ; 30, Bridgman Hall 
and ^Yarehouse ; 31, Woodmancy's wharf; 32, Fayerweather ; 
33, Colman ; 34, Hutchinson; 35, Cushing ; 36, Bronsdon ; 37, 
Jeffery; 38, Palmer's Wareliouse ; 39, Gill and Sewall ; 40, 
Green; 41, Allen; 42, Bromfield ; 43, Noyes ; 44, Boylston ; 
45, Bailey; 46, Sun Tavern; 47, Borman and Gibbs ; 48, 
Maverick; 49, Edes ; 50, Blake ; 51, Colson. 



96 City Docu^lent No. 46. — Part 2. 

Gr. 39. Hugh Guiiuisou. vintner. He later removed to Kittery. 
lu 1G5U Gunnison's, or GuUison's. house is called The King's Arms, 
and the estate included a brew-house, barns, stables, etc. ; and in 
IGol he and his wife Sarah conveyed it, according to an inventory 
printed in X. E. Hist, and Geneal. Bey.. 1880, p. 42, to Henry 
8hrimpton and others ; and according to Mr. Hassam, when 
Shrirapton made his will, in 1G6G, he called it the •' States Arms ; " 
and when Eliakim Hutchinson became Shrimptou's son-in-law, two 
ye:irs later, it is described as '• facing to the head of the dock, and 
heretofore called the King-'s Amies." The estate passed next, 
1715-19, to William Hutchinson, the son, and in 1721 to Eliakim 
Hutchinson, the grandson, a lo3'alist. 

G. 40. Captain William Tyng, house, garden, close, great yard, 
and little yard before the hall window. His inventory is in ^". E. 
Hii^t. and Geneal. Reg., 1876. p. 432. A part of this lot, after 
Captain Tyug's death, Jan. 18, 1052-53, fell to Elizabeth, his 
daughter, wife of Thomas Brattle, who died May 10, 1684, when 
it fell to Thomas Brattle, {^eicall Papers, i., 202.) Subsequently, 
in 1694, a part of the estate passed to Mr. Mumford, who after- 
wards conveyed it to the Quakers for a meeting-house. (Shurtleff, 
Desc. of Boston, p. 229.) On the rear of this lot, after passages 
had been opened across it, the first wooden house of the '■ Mani- 
festo Church" was erected in 1699, and stood through the provin- 
cial period. A part of this lot was conveyed by Brattle to John 
"Wing, and by him to Eliakim Hutchinson. (See N. E. Hist, and 
Geneal. Reg.\ 1880. p. 43.) 

G. 41. Richard Bellingham, the residence of the Governor 
probably before he built the house on Cotton Hill. In 1644 he 
compounded with the town by accepting a piece of marsh on the 
other side of the dock in lieu of the waste ground before this house. 
Hereabout, fronting on Dock Square, stood a landmark known in 
the early part of the next century as Colson's Stone House. 

G. 42. Christopher Stanley. (See p. 43 of Book.) 

WiUiam Balston sold the lot August, 1638, when it consisted of 
house, yard, garden, and close " back side of Mr. Coddington," 
to Thomas Cornell or Cornwell ; who sold to Edward Tyng, 1 643 ; 
and he to Christopher Stanley. This one of the three Balston 
settlers left no male issue. Whitmore, Sevxdl Papers, ii., 130, 
186. corrects Savage in an account of these Balston settlers. 

G. 43. Thomas Buttolph. house and garden. Buttolpli's will is in 
N.E. Hist. a)id Geneal. Reg.. April, 1862. p. 159. leaving to his wife 
Anna his house, yards, stable, barn, and other housing, and after her 
to his son Thomas. This he calls his ■• new house." This old house 
he leaves to Thomas till his mother dies : then to his son John. 

G. 44. Valentine Hill, house, sold to Robert Turner, shoemaker, 
in 1644. Turner's will is dated 1651. (See xV. E. Hist, and 
Geneal. Reg.. July. 1850, p. 285.) 

G. 45. Mr. Henry Dunster. [House and yard, with the street 
east and south, T. Hawkins west and north. Evidently the north 
corner of Court and Washington streets. — W.H.W.] 

G. 46. Thomas Hawkins. [House and yard, with V. Hill 
north, the street cast. J. Biggs west, H. Dunster and Centry-hill 
street south . — W . H . W . ] 



Appendix. 97 

G. 47. John Biggs. [House and yard, with Bellingham north, 
Centrj'-hill street south, T. Hawkins, V. Hill, T. Buttolph and C. 
Stanley east. James Brown west. — AV.H.W.] 

G. 48. James Brown, house. His will. lij.')l. is in X. E. Hist, 
and Geneul. Reg.. Oct., 1»J3, p. 305. Hereabout, on the lower 
corner of the present Franklin avenue, Samuel Kneeland. in 1718, 
began a printing office, and here printed some of the early Boston 
newspapers. Later it became the stand of James Franklin ; and 
here his brother Benjamin assisted him on the Xen: England (Joxi- 
rant, and in 1723 became uixler a pretence its proprietor. In 17G9 
it was the office of Edes and Gill, prominent printers of their day. 

G. 49. Alexander Beck. [House and garden, with the street 
south. .Mr. Bellingham north. J. Brown east, J. Scottow west. — 
W.H.W.] 

G. 50. Joshua Scottow. [House and garden of about half an 
acre. Mr. Bellingham north-east. A. Beck south-east. Sudbury street 
south-west, B. Thwing north-west. Evidently Gentry Hill street 
ended and Sudbury street began at about this point : but this point 
is about the corner of Cornhill. and our Sudbury street is now con- 
tracted to the part north of Hanover street. — W.H.W.] 

G. 51 . Benjamin Thwing. house. It was about at this point that 
Smibert the painter lived in 1743, and Brattle street was subse- 
quently cut off in part from the estate of the artist. [Benjamin 
Thwing is called •• mv man," bv Ralph Hudson, in his will of 24 
Sept.. 1G38.— W.H.aV.] 

G. 52. William Wilson, joiner, with considerable back land. 
Soon after the middle of the next century the building known to 
our own day as Concert Hall was built. The estate then extended 
to Hanover street. Gilbert and Louis Deblois, braizers. conveyed 
it in 1754 to Stephen Deblois, who in 17G9 sold it to William Tur- 
ner ; and later it passed to the Amory familv. (Drake's Boston^ 
p. 641.) 

a. Edward Bendall 

b. John Cotton 

c. Daniel Maud 

d. Richard Bellingham 

These letters show the front lines of the above estates on Tremont 
street, more fully figured on Map H, or Map Xo. 8. 



LOTS 53 TO 63, BOUNDED BY COURT, WASHINGTON, SCHOOL, 
AND TREMONT STREETS. 

G. 53. Croychley for Dineh* heirs. On this lot, in the flour- 
ishing days of Governor Shirley, lived one of the best known Bos- 
ton merchants, John Wendell ; and under his roof, in 1759. George 
Cradock had his office as Royal Collector of Customs. For the 
Cradock connections see X. E. Hist, and (Jeneal. Reg.. Jan.. 1854, 
p. 28 ; Ai)ril, 1855, p. 123. 

G. 54. Richard Tapping, house : sold to Xathaniel Williams ; 
again in 1649 to Richard Critchle}" or Cro3'chley, who married the 



98 City Docuiment No. 46. — Part 2. 

■widow of William Dinely, the barbcr-surgcon, Tv^bosc sad fate, ir» 
IGOO, is described in Mr. Scudder's chapter, in Vol. I. of the 
Memorial IlisPrn/, and who left to his widow and children the next 
lot. A son of Dinely, named Jcihn, survived him ; and the infant 
with the name of sad remembrance, who came after the father's 
death, — Fathergone Dinely, — administered o:i his elder brother's 
estate. Between 53 and 54, on the lot novt^ covered by the Adams 
Express Company's building, lived Colonel Daniel Henchman, the 
bookseller and bookbinder, with whom Thomas Hancock served 
his time, and whose daughter Hancock married. She, Lydia Han- 
cock, gave the estate to the Brattle-street Church in 17G5, for a 
parsonage. James Otis at one time lived in the house. 

G. 55. The Prison lot where the Court-House now stands. 

G. 56. Richard Parker. [House, l)arn, and yard, with the 
prison-yard west, the market-place cast, J. Leverett north, R. 
Truesdale and the meeting-house south. — W. H.W.I 

G. 57. John Leverett. [House and yard, with R. Parker 
south and west, the street north and east. This lot is where Sears' 
Building stands. — W.H.W.] 

G. 58. Richard Truesdale, house and garden. Sargent, Deal- 
ings tuilh the D ad, ii-, 5G7, sa3's that Benjamin Faneuil, brother of 
Peter, had his town residence on this lot at a later day. [Valentine 
Hill was on his south. — W.H.W.] 

G. 59. Valentine Hill. [House and garden, with the street 
east, the meeting-house and R. Truesdale north, the prison-garden 
west, R. Sedgwick south. — W.H.W.] Valentine Hill sold in 
1G45 to William Davies. Hill moved, after 1G50, to Dover, New 
Hampshire. It was probably from a building on this lot Ihat the 
first number of the Boston Ntivs-Lelter was published, April 24, 
1704. 

G, 60. The Meeting-house. [The first one was built on the 
west side of State street, where Braziers Building is. In 1G40 it 
was given up, and this site chosen. In 1809, it was sold to Ben- 
jamin Joy, who built Joy's Building ; now torn down to give place 
to Rogers' Building. —W.H.W.] 

G. 61. Major-General Robert Sedgwick, house and garden, 
who had lived earlier in Charlestown. It was in a court wliich, in 
the provincial period, extending through this lot toward the present 
Court square, that the fire of 1711 began, breaking out, as the 
Neivs- Letter of the day said, " in an old tenement, within a back- 
yard in Cornhill [Washington street], near the first meeting- 
house ; " and Sewall says it " broke out in a little house belonging 

to Captain Ephraim Savage, b}' reason of t'le drunkenness of 

Moss," whom the Netvs-Letter characterizes as a "poor Scottish 
woman ; " and Drake gives the name of Mary Morse. {Setvu/l 
Fapf'rs, ii., 323.) There are two petitions on file in the City 
Clerk's office giving the names of some of the pi-incipal sufferers 
by this fire. 

G. 62. EdAvard Hutchinson, house and garden. After his re- 
moval to Rhode Island, his son was permitted to sell it to his uncle, 
Richard Hutchinson, of London, who never occupied it. The 
"Old Corner Book-Store," erected in 1712, now occupies a por- 



Appendix. 99 

tioii of tliG lot ; and the closcont of the property has been traced in 
Shurtleff's Description of Boston^ p. G71. 

G. 63. Henry Messenger, joiner, house and garden. This is 
the lot on which now stands the building of the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society, and, in pari, the Boston Museum. His will is 
dated March 15, 1G72, and he died in 1G81, his wife Sarah inherit- 
ing the estate ; and she at her death, 1G97, gave the half next the 
burial-place to her son Thomas, and the other half to her son Sim- 
eon. An account of his descendants is in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. 
lieg., Oct., 18G2, p. 309 ; and is given more at length in the Geue- 
alogjf of the Messeuger Famili/, by George W. Messenger, Albany, 
LSG3. This Messenger lot, separating the town property on School 
from that on Court street, was in part later acquired by the town. 
{Gleaner Articles, No. 3.) [His south bound was Scottow and 
the burying-ground. — W.H.W .] 

[_Note. — Thomas Scottow's lot on School street, the only one 
between Hutchinson's corner and the King's chapel burying-ground, 
is noted on Map F, or No. G, as the front ison that plan. — W.H.W.] 

THE MARKET PLACE, NOW THE OLD STATE-HOUSE LOT. 

G. 64. The open market-stead, where later, in 1G.j7-58, the 
"Town and State House" was built, — the colon}' excusing the 
town from current payment of rates in consideration. (-Tune 10, 
1G58, ]\lass. Archives, "Towns," i. 108.) The money had largel}' 
been received under Robert Keayne's will. The colony and the 
county subsequently shared with Boston the expense of repairs, 
the building being of wood. It was destroyed in the fire of 1711, 
and the next year a building of brick took its place. All but the 
walls of this building were burned in 1747 {Historical Magazine, 
Sept., 1868), and many of the original papers, which we might ex- 
pect to find now at the State House, were probably then consumed. 
{Sewall Papers, i., 161.) [It was used as the State House until 
the new State House, on Beacon Hill, was finished and occupied, 
January 11th, 1798. For thirty years following it was given up to 
business purposes. In 1830 the City took possession, and it be- 
came the City Hall. In 1840, the City having changed its offices 
to the site on School street, it was again let for business. After 
mnch hard usage, the City Conncil,ln 1881, appropriated $35,000 
to restore the exterior and the legislative halls, leaving only the 
lower floor and basement for business purposes. — W.H.W.] 

LOTS G5 TO 83. BEGINNING AT THE WATER'S EDGE, ON THE 
SOUTH SIDE OF STATE STREET, THENCE THROUGH DEVON- 
SHIRE STREET TO WATER STREET (BOTH SIDES), THENCE 
ON WASHINGTON STREET TO STATE STREET. 

G. 65. William Hudson, Sr., house and garden. He was 
allowed to keep an ordinary in 1G40; and in 1643 a " harbor for 
boats" was ordered to be made in the marsh near by. This lot is 
at the corner of Kilby street. After Hudson's death it passed to 
Francis Smith, and later to Governor Leverett. Here in the pro- 



100 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

vincial cla3"S stood the Bunch of Grapes Tavern, with a sign of 
three bunches of the fruit ; and Drake says two of the bunches 
now hang over the door of a store in North Market street. The 
same writer gives its landlords as Francis Holmes (I7l2), William 
Coffin (1731), Joshua Barker (1749), Colonel Joseph IngersoU 
(1764). Samuel Holbrook seems to have owned part of it, at 
least, before 1724, when his widow sold a moiety to Thomas Waite. 
(ZV. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., 1877, p. 423.) Goelet's Journal 
{N. E. Hist, and Genpxd. Reg.., 1870, p. 53) mentions Weather- 
head as the keeper in 1750, and says it is "noted for the best 
punch house in Boston, and resorted by most the gent" merch'' and 
masters vessels." This passage b^' Ihe shore was known as Mack- 
erel Lane, and remained very narrow until the great fire of 1 7G0 
swept everything awa^', when it was widened and named Kilby 
street, in compliment to Christopher Kilby, a wealthy Boston mer- 
chant, who lived long in London as agent for the town and colony, 
and was now living in New York. He was very liberal to the 
sufferers by the fire. The committee for laying out the widened 
street were Andrew Oliver, Thomas Hancock, Joshua Henshaw, 
and John ScoUay ; and then- report is on file. 

G. 66. William Davics, S"". [House, with the street north, W. 
Hudson, Sr , east, Mr. Winthrop south and west. — W.H.W.] 

G. 67. John Winthrop. [His possessions are not in the Book ; 
perhaps they were recorded on the missing first two pages. This 
lot is not his house-lot, which was on Washington street, opposite 
the foot of School street. —W.H.W.] 

G. 68. Elder Thomas Leverett, house and garden. When he 
died, in 1G50, this estate is described as "old houses and lands 
lyeing neare the old meeting-house in Boston, £50." This lot ex- 
tended back on the line of the present Congress street ; and on a 
portion of it, opposite the jumtion of Congress street and Ex- 
change place (lately Lindall street), the Quakers built a meeting- 
house in 1700, and had their burial-ground in the rear. Interments 
took place, though rarely, in this ground till 1815, and in 182G the 
bodies, such as could be found, were removed, chiefly to Lynn. 
(See Shurtleff, Description of Boston, p. 231.) Leverett's property 
also took in the present Exchange Building lot. The upper part 
of Leverett's lot afterwards became the home of Andrew Belcher, 
a wealthy merchant, who lived here in 1G9I , and was the father of 
Governor Belcher. For a note on Andrew Belcher's family con- 
nections, see Seioall Papers, iii., IGO ; and iV. E. Hist. a)td Geneal. 
Reg., 1873, p. 239. Andrew Belcher died in 1717. East of him 
was the land which Governor Leverett sold to Jeremiah Dummer, 
a goldsmith, in 1G77, the father of Lieut. -Governor AVilliam Dum- 
mer, and of Jeremiah, — the last being born on this spot. 

G. 69. Roliert Scott. [House, with Mr. Leveritt east and 
south, the street west and north. Evidently on the corner of a lane, 
presumable Pudding Lane, now Devonshire street. — W.H.W.] 

G. 70. Robert Scott. [His lot No. 3, a garden, with T. Lev- 
eritt east, H. Webb south, the liighway south and west. — "N7.H.W.] 

G. 71. Henry Webb, [His lot No. 2, with J. Leveritt east, 
the highway and R. Scott north, the lane west, and T. Oliver 



Appendix. 101 

south. This south boundary is a puzzle. It apparently' should be 
"W. I'arsons (see next lot, G. 72), and Oliver does not seem to 
have owned east of the 1 me. Perhaps Oliver had sold to Parsons, 
and tlie old ownership remained in mind. — W.H.W.] 

G. 72. William Parsons. [House and garden, with the lane 
west, II. Webb north, J. iJavies east, and the Springate south. — 
W.II.W.] 

G. 73. James Davies. [House and garden, the Springate south, 
T. Leverett north, W. Parsons west, the marsh east. — W.II.W.] 

G. 74. John Spoore, house and garden. Spoore was called of 
Clapton, Somersetshire, when he bought in 1G38, Mr, Wilke's 
bouse and ground, — perhaps this lot. Somewhere hereabout, on 
the Creek, the leather-dressers, in 1G43, were granted a place to 
water their leather. Spoore mortgaged this property in 1G48, and 
by some means we find Deacon Henry Bridgham in possession in 
1055, who built, in 1G70, a mansion on the ground, and had his tan- 
pits near by. He did not live, however, to move into the new house, 
but died in the old one, in March, IG 70-71 ; and on the death of 
his widow, in 1672, the propert}' passed to the sons, and in 1G80 
was divided, the new house falling to Dr. John Bridgham, of Ips- 
wich. The doctor died in 1721, and this house fell to his 
nephew, Joseph Bridgham, a recent graduate of Harvard, but now 
an apothecary in Harvard. Bridgham sold it in February, 1734- 
35, to Francis Borland, for £1,2U0. Joseph Calef was a tenant 
of the house, and plied his trade with the tan-pits. It was while 
Calef was here that Congress street was laid out from Milk to 
Water street. He died in September, 17G3, and the house and 
grounds fell to Francis Lindall Borland, but afterwards came in 
joint possession of John Borland, a brother of Francis Lindall, 
and to the children of Wait Still AVinthrop, who had married a 
daughter of Francis Borland. The remaining history of the house 
falls later than the provincial times. It became the famous Julien 
House, and its descent is traced at length b}- Shurtletf, Boston, Go9. 

G. 75, William Ilibbens, gentleman, house, garden, and stable. 
Somewhere between 74 and 75 on the AYater-street side, Major 
John Walley had his mansion-house in the early part of the next 
century, with wharf belonging, and land stretching through to 
Milk street. Upon his death, in 1711, it descended to his son 
John ; and on his death, in 1755, it was advertised as containing 
" upwards of twent}' rooms." The present Devonshire street runs 
through G. 75, and Avas early known as Joyliffe's lane, from John 
Joyliffe, a prominent citizen, who lived upon it, and died in 17U1. 
(Drake's Boston, 509.) 

G. 76. Richard Sherman, house. His will, in 16G0, is printed 
in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., July, 1855, p. 227. (See Ibid, 
April, 18G4, p. 157, for the will of the widow Robinson, formerly 
wife of Richard Sherman.) [Richard Sherman, house and garden, 
with Mr. Ilibbins north and east, A. Haugh south, the Green west. 
— Ay.H.AY.] 

G. 77. The Spring-gate. [This was a spring and watering place, 
probably reaching from AVashington street to Mr. Ilibhins' land. 
Spring lane preserves the memory, and the great spring found ia 



102 City Docuivient No. 46. — Part 2. 

digging the foundations of the New Post Office is probably the 
representative of the original. — W.H.AV.] 

G. 78. Deacon Thomas Oliver, house and garden. (See his 
relationship to the other OHvers in JSL E. Hint, avd Geneal. lieg., 
April, 18G5, p. 100.) Between this lot and Gov. Winthrop's well- 
known house, on the line of the present Spring lane, was the 
ancient spring-gate of the first comers. When, in the provincial 
period. Water street was extended through this lot into the present 
Washington street, on the northerly corner, at the sign of the 
" Heart and Crown," Thomas Fleet, in 1731, had his printing 
office, and here, in 1735, he began the publication of the Boston 
Evening Post. 

G. 79. Richard Fairbanks, house and garden; sold in 1652 to 
Robert Turner, who later built a now house on the lot, which is 
inentioued in his will {X. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., Jan., 1859, p. 
11). Here at a later day the Blue Anchor was kept by George 
Monck, whom Dunton celebrates in his Letters, and who extended 
his career into the provincial days. (See Whitmore's note to 
Record Commissioners' edition of Gleaner Articles, p. 18.) A peti- 
tion from Joseph Willson for a license shows that this or another 
tavern of the same name was called "Near Oliver's Dock" in 
1755, and that it had been known as such for forty years, — a 
lesser period than is true, certainly if it was not another hostlery. 
It was the same tavern that Thomas Bayley petitioned for the 
privilege of keeping in 1752. 

G. 80. William Corser, house and garden. He is called in his 
will, 1G73, Cosser, and, being " weak of bod3-," makes his mark to 
it. His wife was Joanna. 

G. 81. IMajor Robert Keayne, house and garden. This public- 
spirited and somewhat eccentric citizen was a prominent merchant. 
The signatures of the "overseers" of his remarkable will (an 
abstract is given in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., Jan., 1852, 
p. 89, etc.) are appended to a petition to the colony government in 
1667, on file at the State House. {Mas>i. Archives, "Estates," 
Vol. I.) The most extended account of Keayne is found in Whit- 
man's Ancient and Honorable ArtiUeri/ Conrpany, of which Keayne 
was the leading charter member. On this spot, in provincial times, 
Daniel Henchman kept his well-known book shop ; and in this 
shop, later, Henry Knox was brought up. Nicholas Boone also 
kept a book-shop on this lot in the earl}" part of the eighteenth 
century. 

G. 82. Mary, widoAV of Ralph Hudson, house. She died in 
1651, and left £10 to the school. At this date she had two houses 
on this lot, occupied b}" Nathaniel Duncan and John Tincker. {N. 
E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg.. Jan., 1850, p. 54.) Near this spot, in 
the next century, John Phillips kept a book-shop. Drake, Boston, 
]). 566, gives an engraving of his sign. He died March 30, 1763. 
(See Boston News-Letter, April 28, 1763.) [Mrs. Hudson's lot 
is not specified in the Book. — W.H.W.] 

G. 83. Henr}' Webb, house, with William Corser just south of 
him on the lane. The will of Henry Webb, 1660, is given in 
N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., April, 1856, p. 177. His daughter 



Appendix. 103 

Margaret, Avidow of Jacob Sheaffc (whose inventory is given in 
Be(jisie7% Jan, 185G, p. 84), inherited the "Mansion," and his 
grandchild, Elizabeth Sheaffe, his wareliouse " now let out to build." 



LOTS 84 TO 100, NORTH SIDE OF STATE STREET, FROM WASH- 
INGTON STREET TO THE WATER-LINE, THENCE ALONG 
THE COVE AND WASHINGTON STREET. 

G. 84. John Cogan, house and shop. Cogan's will (given in 
N. E. Hist, and Geneal. li'g., Jan., 1855, p. 35; also see 1877, 
p. lOG) speaks of his mansion-house and the house adjoining (oc- 
cupied by Goodman Bumstead), and two shops adjoining. One- 
third of the property descended to his widow Martha, whom he had 
married when, as the fourth wife of Governor Winthrop, she sur- 
vived him. She was a sister of Increase Nowell of Charlestown, 
and widow, when Winthrop married her, of Thomas Coitmore, of 
the same town. Joseph Rocke married Ehzabeth, daughter of 
Cogan. 

G. 85. Rev. John Wilson, bouse, two gardens, yard, and barn, 
bounding south on Wilson's lane, now widened and called Devon- 
shire street. Wilson's will is given in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. 
Rg., Oct., 1862, p. 343. In 1G41 he sold part to Sergeant John 
Davies, the joiner, and provided that he should not be "annoyed 
with any stincks ;" and Davies in 1G4G sold to Edmund Jackson, 
from whom it passed to Ilczekiah Usher, the merchant of a later 
day, who had removed from Cambridge to Boston in 1G4G. Usher's 
inventory mentions a dwelling-house, garden, land, and "inward 
warehouse," with lean-tos at the dock, — £700 ; the dwelling-house 
that John Usher lives in, and " outward warehouse," by the town 
dock, £570. His descendants are traced in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. 
Reg., October, 18G9, p. 410. 

G. 85. Anthony Stoddard, linendraper, who, in 1G44, was suf- 
fered to open his " shop winclow board" two feet into the street, 
and who bounded east on the "new street" (Exchange street). 
In 1G44 he sold the northerly part, fronting on the new street, to 
James Mattock the cooper, and jn the same year this portion 
passed successively to John Synderland and to John Parker the 
carpenter. In 1G4G, Stoddard, John Leverett joining with him, 
sold the southerly part to Henry Shrimpton, brazier. His will, 
IGGG, is in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., Jan., 18G1, p. 7G. It 
was on this corner that the Royal Exchange Tavern stood at a 
later day. Luke Vardy kept it in 1727, and he was succeeded in 
1747 by Robert Stone, and in his time it was a resort of the British 
officers' stationed in the town. It was in this house, in 1728, that 
the altercation began which ended in the first duel fought in Bos- 
ton, when Benjamin Woodbridgc was killed by Henry Phillips. 
(See Shurtleff's Boston, p. 222.) 

[From W. Franklin's lot, G. 98, it seems that he had Stoddard 
and John Leverett south. Leverett's presumed lot is shown on 
Lamb's map. — W.H. W.] 



104 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

G. 87. Valentine Hill ; sold to William Davies, and he, in 1645, 
to Anthon}' Stoddard. This was the site of the States Arms Tav- 
ern, and just before the Revolution the royal Custom-house was 
here, Bartholomew Green living in the chambers over it. 

G. 88. William Davies, Jr. [House with W. Pierce east and 
north, V. Hill west, the street south. — W.H.W.] 

G. 89. AViUiam Pierce, along the line of the present 'Change 
Avenue. (See N. E. Hist, and Genml. Beg., 1878, p. 319.) On 
the site forming the lower corner of this avenue, after the middle 
of the next century, John Mein kept the London Bookstore, the 
most considerable in tlie town ; and here he started the earliest 
circulating library. Opposite the northerly end of this estate, 
where it abutted on the dock, on land reclaimed from the tide, 
Peter Faneuil built, in 1742, the famous hall. [Pierce had house 
and garden, with D. Sellick east, I. Grosse and the highway north, 
W. Davies, Jr., and the street south, E. Bendall, V. Hill, and W. 
Davies west. — AV. H. AV.] 

G. 90. David Sellick. [House and garden, with the street 
south, AY. Pierce Avest, V. Hill north, J. Oliver east. Sufl". deeds, 
i., f. 100, 27th, 12 mo., 1648. A^ Hill sells to D. Sellick his house 
that H. bought of Mr. Aspinwall, with the barber's shop and all 
pertaining, except what H. had sold to John Friend. At the same 
time Hill sold to Mary Frieud a quarter of an acre with the street 
south, D. Sellick west, E. Tyng cast, V. Hill north, with a right 
of way to the water. This lot does not seem to be in the Book, 
unless, as AVinsor sa3's, it was James Oliver's — the next lot, G. 91. 
— AV.H.AY.] 

G. 91. James OUver. [House and yard, with the street south, 
V. Hill north, D. Sellick west, E. Tyng^ast. — AV.H.AV.] 

G. 92. Edward Tyng, house, brewhouse, warehouse, with wharf 
in front, which he sold, in 1651, to James Everill, describing it as 
" my wharf against the end of the great street," and along which 
on the south went the " town's way down upon the flats," — which 
corresponds to the present State street below Merchants' Row ; and 
this street was then designated as '' Mr. Hill's highway twenty feet 
broad," which followed the shore of the Cove to the present Dock 
square. Somewhere on the water front of T3'ng's estate there 
were wharves occupied by Thomas A^enuer," and another that 
Henry Webb was allowed "to enjoy " in 1647, having bought it of 
Tyng. In the next century the rich Huguenot merchant, Andrew 
Faneuil, had his warehouse where Tyng's wharf stood, the present 
lower corner of Merchants' Row. This was in 1732 ; and later, in 
1743, Richard Smith kept here the Admiral A'ernon Tavern. In 
1750 there seems to have been a change, for in the State Archives 
there is a petition from Smith to be licensed to keep the Crown 
Coffee House " at the lower end of King street," which had been 
a licensed house for nearly forty 3'ears. At the same date James 
Gooch, Jr., took possession of the "A^ernon's Head," as his peti- 
tion calls it. Smith's predecessor in the "Crown" was widow 

• [He is styled a wine-cooper, and was later of Salem. Returning to England, he 
became a Fitih Monarchy preacher, and engaged in an insurrection ; was executed in 
1661.] 



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105 



Anna Swords, and the estate was then owned by Governor Belcher. 
Robert Shclcock kept it in 1751. It stood at the lower corner of 
Chatham Row, projecting into the street. It was the first honse 
on Long Wharf, which, after the flats had been filled in below 
Merchants' Row, was projected by Oliver Noyes and others in 1707. 
Noyes was a selectman and a citizen of prominence ; and the town, 
within a year or two, adopted his plan to build a pier to low-water 
mark. — {See Proceedings Mass. Hist. Soc. for Sept., 18G-i.) 




106 City Document No. 4G. — Part 2. 

Near the ' ' Crown " were the counting-house and warehouse of 
a noted mercantile lirm of the earl^' part of the last century, — 
Samuel and Cornelius Waldo, — later on Merchants' Eow, near 
the .^wing Bridge. (See a note on the family in N. E. Hist, and 
Genal. Jin/., April, ISGi, p. 17G.) 

[Mr. Lamb assigns a lot here between G. 91 and G. 92 to Henry 
Webb ; probably the one which Winsor notes above. — W.II.W.] 

G. 93. Valentine Hill; sold, in 1G45, to Samuel Cole, who had 
before this kept a house of entertainment somewhere along the 
water front in this vicinity. Cole's will, IGGG, is given in JSf. E. 
Hist, and (Jeneal.lieg., July, I80I, p. 249. This is, too, the nearest 
point on the original shore to the spot where, in the provincial 
times, on land reclaimed from the dock, and near the head of the 
present South ^Market street, .John Hancock Ivept store, and by ad- 
vertisement called upon debtors to the estate of his late uncle, the 
Hon. Thomas Hancock, to make pa3-ment. 

G. 94. Isaac Grosse. [House, with W. Pierce south and east, 
E. Bendall west, the Cove north. This lot is a[)pareutl3' laid out 
on Lamb's map, with no name affixed. — W.H.W.] 

G. 95. Edward Bendall, stone house, with warehouse adjoining. 
Bendall had been allowed, in IGoT, to establish from this point a 
ferry to Noddle's Island, and to the ships riding before the town. 
His lot was just west of 'Change avenue. 

G. 96. George Foxcroft. [House lot, with the Cove north, 
E. Bendall east and south, R. Nash north (an evident blunder for 
west).— AV.H.W.] 

G. 97. Robert Nash, butcher, house, garden and outhouses, in- 
cluding his slaughter-house, which occasioned the town's men more or 
less trouble from the careless disposition Nash made of his garbage. 
He was warned not to kill beasts in the street in 1G47. [His lot 
says, " bounded north and west — ." I suspect this should be the 
Cove, as Bendall has the Cove north and east. This would indi- 
cate a point of land with the Cove curving, especially as Franklin 
does not bound on Nash, but on a street. — W.H.W.] 

G. 98. William Franklin. [House and garden, with the street 
east and north, J. Wilson west, and J. Leverett and A. Stoddard 
south. — W.H.W.] 

G. 99. Major Edward Gibbons, house, garden, and " housings," 
including two shops, one occupied by .John Newgate, hatter, and the 
otlier by Thomas Savage, the tailor, better known from bis milit;iry 
honors. [Gibbons has the street west and north ; Rev. John 
Wilson south and east. — W.H.W.] 

G. 100. William Corser, house, which seems to be the lot after- 
wards occupied by WiUiam Tilley, whose wife Alice, under power 
from her husband, convej'ed it, in 1G49, to Anthony Stoddard. 
[This lot is not in the Book, but is given in the bounds of Rev. 
John Wilson's lot, G. 85, as "Major Gibones, W". Courser and 
John Cogan on the west." — W. H. W.] 



Appendix. 107 



LOTS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF FORT HILL, FACING THE 
COVE. 

G. /. Valentine Hill's bridoo, about where the present Liberty 
square is, on the line of Kilby street. There were others round 
this shore in 1G49, when Hutchinson, Gillom, Ward, and Compton, 
and also Jonathan Balston, Thomas Smyth, Stephen Baker, and 
Richard Richardson, were allowed to make a highway over the 
marsh " to Mr. Hill's bridge." 

G. g. The present bend on Batterymarch street, which was laid 
out in 1G73. On the maish to the north-west, on the corner of 
what is now Batterymarch street and Liberty square, st^od a well- 
known ordinary. The marsh had been let by the town in IGoG to 
Captain James Johnson, and this site Avas conveyed by him to 
Thomas Hull; and in 1G73 Nathaniel Bishop lived here, and the 
house was known as "The Blue Bell," and as early as 1G74 
was jointl}' tenanted b}- Deacon Henry Alline and Hugh Drury. 
In 1G92 it is called "The Castle Tavern," and Mr. PLassam thinks 
{N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Ivty., 1877, p. 320) it ceased to be an 
inn after 1707. 

G. lOi. Nathaniel Woodward. [House and garden, with B. 
Ward and E. Hutchinson east, the marsh north and west. — 
W.H.AV.] 

G. 102. Edward Hutchinson. [House and yard, with B. 
Ward east and south, N. Woodward west, the marsh north. — 
W.H.W.] 

G. 103. Benjamin Ward. [House and about an acre, with N. 
Woodward, Jr., west, B. Gillom east, IMr. Hibbins south, E. 
Hutchinson and the marsh north. — W^.H.W.] 

G. 104. Benjamin Gillom. [House and garden, with B. Ward 
west, W\ Hibbins south, J. Compton and the Cove east, the marsh 
north. — W.H.W.] 

G. 105. John Compton. House and garden, with the Cove 
east, B. Gillom west and north, the Fort Hill south. — W.H.W.] 

G. 106. The Fort. In 1G44 land of Mr. William Hibbins was 
taken for the " breast-worke upon the Fort Hill" ; and also, same 
j-ear, land of James Penn. 

G. 107. William Hibbins. [Apparently part of his lot described 
in the Book (see plan G. 75, mde), as follows : House, garden, and 
stable, with J. \Vinthrop west, the Springate north, J. Spoore 
east, and R. Sherman and some part of Fort street south. As the 
marsh and bridge were hereabouts, it is clear that Hibbins 
owned some land east of them, probablv all in one continuous 
tract. See G. 103, and G. 104. — W.H.W.J 




Map H, or No, 

(108) 



MAP H, OR NO. 8. 



LOTS 1 TO 4, WEST OF HANOVER STREET, AND NORTH OF 
PORTLAND STREET. 

H.I. James Johnson, glover, n[»lancl and marsh; sold to 
Thomas Hawkins, baker and innholder, in 1GG2. In 1G71-72 this 
lot and John Davies',by assignments and foreclosnre of mortgnges, 
came into the possession of Sampson Sheaffc, and from him the 
estate passed to William Stoughton, the Governor, v^ho, though a 
Dorchester man, possessed when he died, in 1701, a large property 
in real estate hereabout, including the Bhie Ball estate. 

This List, as well as other pi'opeity, fell to Stoughton's niece 
Mehitabel, wife of Captain Thomas Cooper, and when the Cap- 
tain died, in 1705, this lot was valued at £G50. His widow 
afterwards married Peter Sergeant, and again, in 1714:, Simeon 
Stoddard; and as Mrs. Stoddard she died in 1738, and her 
son by her first husband. Rev. William Cooper, of the Brattle- 
square Church, sold the lot in 1743 to Dr. William Douglass, a 
ph3'sician and author, who had come from Scotland in 171G, and 
wrote a Snmmar}' of New England History- ; and when Douglass 
died, in 1754, mention is made of his mansion-house in Green 
Dragon lane, which was a passage in the direction of the present 
Union street, and upon which his house abutted. Douglass was 
a good deal exercised over the taxes he was called upon to pay ; 
and Drake, Boston^ p. 023, sets forth his querulous communication 
to the assessors. (See also N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Ecg., 1877, 
p. 118.) Ten 3-ears later, Catharine Kerr, the sister of Douglass, 
conveyed it to the St. Andrew's Lodge of Freemasons, and after- 
wards it became celebrated as the Green Dragon Tavern. Shurtleff 
considers that it was in the yard in the rear, which bordered upon 
the mill-pond, that Franklin, as a boy, built the wharf which he 
describes in his Autobiography. The house had probably been 
built in Stoughton's day, and it was kept as an inn by Alexander 
Smith, who died in it in 1G9G. To him succeeded Hannah Bishop, 
and in 1G97 John Gary took it, and in a petition in 1705 he speaks 
of having kept it several j'cars. In 1734 Joseph Kidder was the 
landlord. It acquired the widest reputation after the Revolutionary 
troubles began, when the " Green Dragon" became the rall_>ing- 
place of the patriots. (Shurtleff, Description of Boston, p. G13.) 
Opposite the '■'•Green Dragon," John Borland owned property, 
which in 1714 he conveyed to Daniel Johonnot, where the latter 
seems to have had his Distil-IIouse. (N. E. Hist, and Geneal. 
Reg., Oct., 1852, p. 357.) 



110 City Doctoient No. 46. — Part 2. 

[This lot is No. 4 of Jolmson's possessions, being three quarters 
of an acre of upland and marsh, with the Cove north and east, 
John Smith west, and John Davies south. — W.H.W.] 

H. 2. John Smith. [House and garden, with the Cove north, 
the street south, J. Davies east, E. Gibbons west. — W.H.W.] 

H. 3. Major Edward Gibbons. [His lot 2, being a house and 
lot, with the Cove or Mill Pond north, the street south, J. Smith 
east, R. Nash west. — W.H.W.] 

H. 4. Robert Nash. [His lot No. 2, being an aci'e with a 
house-lot, with the Cove north, the street south, the lane west, E. 
Gibbons, east. — W.H.W.] 



LOTS 5 TO 10, BOUNDED BY PORTLAND STREET, HANOVER 
STREET, AND SUDBURY STREET. 

H. 5. Henry Pease. [House and garden, with the Cove north, 
the street south, the lane east, J. Leverett west. The street is 
now Hanover street, and the lane is Portland street. — W.H.W.] 

H. 6. John Leverett and Henry Pease had lots here. The 
highway adjoining, the present Portland street, seems to be the 
twenty-five-foot passage that Henry Pease agreed to " fence out 
through his lands against the Cove, near his dwelhng, unto the 
cross high way by our brother James P^verill's," 1(339-40. It was 
on this lot, where now stands the American House, that Joseph 
Warren, in 17G4, took up his abode, and began the practice of medi- 
cine. He lived then in a house in which Joseph Green, a prominent 
merchant of his day, — not to be confounded with Joseph Green 
the wit, —died, July 1, 17G5. Green had bought of Governor 
Belcher, in 1734, the large house on this lot for ^£3, GOO. {N. E. 
Hist, and Genecd. Jieg., vi., 275.) 

[It will be noted that the next four lots, all facing on Sudbury 
street, bound east on Leverett, who must have owned from Hanover 
street to the water line, though his lot is not on record. — 
W.H.W.] 

H. 7. Nathaniel Chappel. [House and gaixlen of about quar- 
ter of an acre, with the cove north, J. Cole south, the lane west, 
John Leverett east. — AV.H.W.] 

H. 8. John Cole. House and garden, with N. Chappel north, 
J. Mellows south, the lane west, J. Leverett east. — W.H.W.] 

H. g. John Mellow's. [House and garden, with J. Cole north, 
E. Jackson south, the street west, and J. Leveritt east. See 
my note in Sewall's Diary, II., 210, about Mellows and Coney. 
— W.II.W.] 

H. 10. Edmund Jackson. [House and garden, with J. Mel- 
lows north, the lane south, J. Leveritt east, and Sudbury street 
west. — W.II.W.] 

It was on this corner that the Orange-Tree Inn stood during the 
provincial period. While it was kept, in 1712, by Jonathan U ard- 
well, he set up here the earliest hackney coach stand. Drake says 
that Mrs. Wardwell kept it in 1724. 



Appendix 111 



EAST CORNER OF HANOVER AND COURT STREETS. 

H. II. Jeremy Houtchiu. [One house and garden of about a 
quarter of an acre, with Sudbury street south-west, W. \yilson 
south-east, the lane north-west, T. Makepeace and W. Wilson 
north-east. Sold, in 1G4G, to Roger Fletcher, late of Loudon. — 
W.H.W.] 



LOTS 12 TO 23, WEST SIDE OF TREMONT ROW, ACROSS THE 
HILL TO CAMBRIDGE STREET, AND ALOJ^G THE WEST SIDE 
OF COURT STREET. 

H. 12. Edward Bendall. This had Sudbur^^ [Court] street 
east, and took in Tremont Row and the centre of ScoUay square. 
Governor Endicott seems to have dwelt during the close of his 
life on a part of this lot, leaving when he died, in IGGj, a 
widow, Elizabeth, whom he had married in 1G30. Endicott's 
Willis in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., April, 18G1, p. 127. 
David Yale, a brother of Thomas, the founder of Yale College, 
had, in lG4r), purchased of Bendall, who, holding theological views 
at variance with those of the magistrates, found it convenient to 
remove, leaving Thomas Lake and Thomas Clark power of attor- 
ney to sell the estate. Captain John Wall became the purchaser, 
and his widow sold it, in 1G78, to Edward Shippen {Seicall l\qwrs, 
i. GO), who sold, in 1702, a part to Cyprian iSouthack, who laid 
out Southack's lane in 1720 (Howard street). The selectmen, -in 
1733, directed him to secure his hill, b}- rails or otherwise, that 
people ma}^ not be in danger. " Gleaner " places " Valley Acre " 
in the lower portion of Southack's pasture, referring to a deed of 
1758, when it was the property of John Tyng. Where it came 
out on Tremont Row, Southack sold to John Jekyll, in 1724, 
whose heirs passed it, in 17G8, to Dr. James Lloyd. It was on a 
part of the original Bendall lot, opposite the head of the modern 
Cornhill, that,"in 1683-84, the free writing-school was built, the 
second in the town ; John Cole being the first master. Soon after 
1700 Richard Henchman was the master. (See Drake's Boston, ol2.) 

H. 13. Rev. John Cotton, house and land, extending back as 
far as the Mount Vernon Church. ^ (See Cotton's will in N. E. Hist, 
and Geneal. lleg., April, 1851, p. 240.) The estate passed to his 
widow, Sarah (subsequently married to Rev. Richard Mather of 
Dorchester), and to Cotton's son by this wife, — the Rev. Seaborn 
Cotton. Cotton's (the father's) will shows that Governor Vane iiad 
built the south part of the house when he sojourned with Cotton, 
and had deeded it to Seaborn, to whom the father confirmed it. 
Later, it became by successive purchases the property of John 
Hull, the mint-master, whose daughter Hannah married Samuel 
Sewall the judge, who occupied the estate still later. AVhitmore 
(Sewall Papers, i. G2, where, p. G3, the descent is traced in detail) 
says it was occupied in 1758 by William Vassall, Avho purchased it 
Sept. 11 of that year {N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., April, 18G3, 
p. 115). In 1787 he conveyed it to Leonard V. Borland, who, 



112 City Docuivient No. 46. — Part 2. 

in 1790, sold it to Patrick Jeffrey. Jeffrey liad come to Boston 
and had married a Madame Hale}', a sister of the notorious John 
Wilkes ; he was an uncle of Francis, Lord Jeffrey. (See GleaiL'-r 
Articles^ Nos. 30 and ol.) In 180 L Somerset street was cut 
through the estate, and Jeffrey- sold the part west of the street to 
Asa Hammond, in 1804 ; and the part east to Jonathan Mason, in 
1802. In 1803 Gardiner Greene bought of Mason, and in 1824 he 
added the Maud lot (No. 14). Greene made the estate the most 
famous in Boston. In 1835 this and neighboring estates were 
sold to Patrick T. Jackson, and Pemberton square was laid out. 

H. 14. Daniel Maud, school-master, house and garden. He 
removed to Dover, N.H., in 1642, and made his will in 1G54. 
(iV. E. Bist. and Geneal. Beg., April, 1851, p. 241.) Hezekiah 
Usher nest owned it, who sold it to Thomas Scottow, in 1G45. 
'* Gleaner" says it subsequently passed through Leblond, Erving, 
Brimmer, Bowdoin, Waldo, AValcott, Winthrop, till Gardiner 
Greene, in 1824, annexed it. 

H. 15. Richard Belliugham, garden plot, but afterwards his 
house-lot, when he removed from Washington street. In his will 
he speaks of this house and grounds, with a shop before it. The 
will was set aside, and is printed in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., 
July, 1850, p. 237. (See the notes to Mr. Deane's and J\lr. AVhit- 
more's chapters in Vol. I. of the Memorial History of Boston.) 
Bellingham sold the south part of tliis lot, in 1GG3. to Humphrey 
Davis, whose heirs sold it, in 1710, with a stone house thereon, 
for £800, to Andrew Faneuil, from whom the estate descended to 
his nephew, Peter Faneuil, and later it was owned by John Vas- 
sall. The north part was sold to the Rev. John Davenport, and 
after tlie death of his son John, was, in 1G7G, conveyed to the 
First Clnu'ch, and became the parsonage lot. The parish sold it, 
in 1787, to Sampson Reed. Both of these sections of the Belling- 
ham estate were united, when AVilliam Phillips successively pur- 
chased them in 1791 and 1805. There was about half an acre of 
Bellingham's lot back of the other sections which Sewall added to 
the original Cotton estate. {Seic all Papers, i., Gl ; Gleaner Arti- 
cles, No. 32.) 

H. 16. Valentine Hill's ground. A portion of this area lying 
on Cambridge street was, later, the Middlecott pasture {Gleaner 
Articles, No. 21), through which, in, 1727, a street was laid out 
and called Middlecott ; but when it was opened through to Beacon 
street, in 1800, it was called Bowdoin street. [For a thorough 
account of Beacon Hill, and the titles of the estates thereon, con- 
sult Mr. Bowditch's " Gleaner" notes, reprinted as volume five of 
the Report of the Record Commissioners. — AV.H.AV.] 

H. 17. Robert Meeres, house and garden. He was aged in 
1666, when he executed his will (printed in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. 
Reg., Oct. 7, 1863, p. 345), and made his mark. This lot, in 
1709, came to John Staniford, who sold it to Rev. Henry Harris, 
whose executors sold to James Pemberton. whose family name be- 
came in the end attached to Pemberton square. " Gleaner" traces 
another part of the original lot to Dr. Samuel Danforth, in 1785. 

H. 18. Robert Howen, ^ acre. John and Israel Howen (pre- 



Appendix. 113 

sumably his heirs) sold it, in 1GG2-G3, to Simon L3'ndG, who died 
in 1G87 ; and his daughter iSarah was the wife of Kathaniel New- 
gate, who conveyed it, in 1694, under the name of "The Spring 
House." 

H. ig. Anne Hunne, widow of George Hunno, -^ acre. This 
lot marks tlie site of the elegant mansion and gruuntls of the late 
Theodore Lyman, who purchased it in 1785. 

H. 20. Ilenry Fane. [House and garden, with Sudbur}- street 
east, New Field west, the lane north, J. Newgate south. — W.II.W.] 

H. 21. John Newgate, the hatter, house and gnrden, J acre. 
His will, 16G4 {N. E. Hist, and GeneaL Beg., Oct., 1859, p. 3oo), 
left his house to his widow, Ann. (Also see Register., 1.879, p. 
57, for Newgate's family.) Westerly from this a tract belonging 
to Newgate fell, after his death in 1GG5, to Simon Lynde, his son- 
in-law ; and then, in 1G87, or earlier, to his son, Samuel Lynde. 
About the middle of the last century it became the property of 
Thomas Bulfinch, and remained in his family for fifty years. The 
Eevere House marks the south end of Bulfinch's four-acre pasture, 
as the Mount Vernon Church luarks the north end. {Gleaner Arti- 
cles, No. 23.) 

H. 22 and 23. [Next west of the lots of Fane and Newgate, 
Laml;)'s map places Jeremy Hontchin No. 22, and Mr. Stougliton 
No. 23 ; but 1 find no warrant for them in the Book. — W.H.W.] 



LOTS 24 TO 33, BOUNDED BY CAMBRIDGE AND GREEN STREETS, 
LEVERETT STREET, THE WATER LINE, AND THE WEST SIDE 
OF SUDBURY STREET. 

H. 24. [The square lying north of our Cambridge street, from 
Sudbury street to Pitts street, was owned by James Johnson, 
Thomas Hawkins, William Kirkby, James Hawkins, Richard San- 
ford, Robert Meers, 'I'homas Scottow, Ricliard Meers, Henry Pease, 
Alexander Beck, and John Leverett. 1 cannot, however, see the 
grounds for the divisions made on Lamb's map, as will be pointed 
outlater. — W.H.W.] 

H. 24. James Johnson. [House and garden, with the street 
south-east and south-west, the Cove north-west, and Thomas Haw- 
kins north-east. Evidently the corner, tind, as evidently, running 
through to the water. — W.H.W.] 

H. 25. Thomas Hawkins. [Apparently not entered in the 
Book of Possessions. — W.H.W.] 

H. 26. William Kirkby. [House and garden, with the lane 
south-east, James Hawkins north, Richard Sanford west. This 
lot seems to be in the curve of the street (Cambridge street), and 
probably had J. Johnson on the east in part. — W.H.AV.] 

H. 27. James Hawkins. [House and garden, with W. Kirkby 
south, R. Sanford west. No other bounds given east or north. — 
W.H.W.] 

H. 28. Richard Parker. [Apparently not recorded; but it 
figures as the north bound of Sanford and Robert Meers. — W.H.W.] 

H. 29. Richard Sanford. [House and lot of about an acre, 



114 



City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 



R. Parker north, J. Hawkins and W. Kirbj- east, the street west, 
and liohert Meers west. Here are two ivest bounds, and no soutli 
line. The street was probably south. — W.H.W.] 

H. 30. Robert Meers. [His lot No. 3, being half an acre in 
the New Field, with li. Parker north, J. Hawkins east, Tho. Scot- 
tow south, Richard Meers west. Here I suspect another error, as 
Ricluird Meers does not elsewhere appear. If it be Robert, i.e., 
another lot of the same owner, I should surmise that IScottow's lot 
was the same as Sanford's. It seems that Thomas Scottow's will 
mentions his aged mother Sanford ; hence, it is probable that 
Scottow and Richard Sanford were brothers-in-law. As Scottow 
is not recorded as owning any lot here, it seems more reasonable 
to conclude that it was the Sanford lot which was meant. This 
would bring Meers out to the lane, now Chardon street, which 
would close the description as nearly as can now be done. The 
following cut may represent the first apportionment. — W.H. W.j 




Appendix. 115 

H. 31. Henry Pease. 

H. 32. Alexander Beck. [These two lots are so laid down on 
Lamb's map. But Pease's lot is already located (11. 5) as on the 
corner of Hanover and Portland streets. Beck's lot is thus de- 
scribed : "A small parcel of land, first granted for a houselot, 
bounded with John Leverett south, Henry Pease east, a small 
creek west, and the Cove north." This apparently might as well 
be down on Sudbury street, unless there be other reasons for giving 
Pease another lot — unrecorded in the Book — in this vieinitv. — 
W.H.W.] 

H. 33. George Burden. [His lot No. 3, being in the New 
Field five and a half acres, with the marsh east, J. Mellows west, 
R. Fairbanks north, and E. Jackson south. — W.H.W.] 

LOTS 34 TO 51, WEST OF CAMBRIDGE STREET, AND SOUTH 
OF LEVERETT STREET, WITH THE WATER LINE. 

H. 34. David Sellick. [By the terms of E. Jackson's lot, 
it would seem that David SeUick owned a lot here ; but it is not 
recorded. — W.H.W.] 

H. 35. Edmund Jackson. [His lot No. 2, being about three 
acres in the New Field, with G. Burden north, Valentine Hill south, 
D. Sellick east, R. Meers west. — W.H.W.] 

H. 36, Robert Meers. [His lot No. 2, being two acres in the 
New Field, with E. Jackson east, R. Turner west, G. Burden 
north, R. Cook south. —W.H.W.] 

H. 37. Robert Turner. [Tlaere seems to be of necessity a lot 
of Turner's here, between H. 35 and H. 37. Probably he had it 
of Valentine Hill, though it is not recorded in the Book. — 
W.H.VV.] 

H. 38. William Davies the apothecary. [His lot of four acres 
in the New Field, bought of Valentine Hill, with Thomas Buttolph 
south, James Pen north, R. Turner east, John Biggs and James 
Pen west. —W.H.VV. ] 

H. 39. John Biggs. 

H. 40. James Pen. 

H. 41. John Mellowes. [These three lots seem to be required 
bv the 1)oundaries of H. 33 and.H. 38, but are not recorded. — 
W.H.W.] 

Mr. Winsor's note is as follows : — 

a. The present Cambridge street was laid out in 1647, twelve 
feet wide, through Mr. Stougliton's ground at this point, " along 
the rayle side," through Richard Cooke's and Thomas Buttolph's, 
"■to the farder end of the lots to Tho. Munt's ground on the 
farthest side." 

b. David Sellick ; sold to John Leverett. The highway, 
which at this point extended north and west, was eai-ly called 
Green lane ; and there is a petition on file in the Cit}' Clerk's office, 
March 10, 1734, asking that it may be paved, which gives many 
of the chief abutters at that time. c. Edmund Jackson, 3 acres ; 
afterwards Thomas Leverett. 



116 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

c7. Robert Meeres, 2 acres. Symon Lj'nde bought it in lfiG7-91 ; 
sold it in 1718, to John Staniford, — then increased to six acres. 
Staniibrd seems to have disposed of a part of it, at least, b}- lot- 
tery. {Sewall Paper s 1 iW., 2'21 ', Gleaner Articles^ No. 9.) This 
included the rising ground, where a windmill stood, near the pres- 
ent West Church (Dr. Bartol's). This ediOce was raised in 1736, 
and the original structure is shown in the view of the Battle of 
Bunker Hill, given in the third volume of the Memorial History. 

e. Robert Turner. Passed later to Staniford. /. Valentine 
Hill ; sold, in 1648, to William Davis, 4 acres ; then on his death, 
1676, to his son Benjamin, who convej^ed it to his mother (she 
having married Edward Palmes), and they, in 1695, passed it to 
Charles Chambers, who gave his name to the street now running 
through the lot. {Gleaner Articles, No. 10.) 

g. John Biggs, 1^ acre. Marsh granted in 1641, west of North 
Russell street. His widow died in 1676, and the land coming to 
her father, John Dasset, it was conveyed to James Allen, in 1696. 
h. Thomas Munt. 

i. James Penn. In 1671 it fell by his will to James Allen, 
his nephew, who, later, added lot No. g, making a twenty-acre 
farm. He extended Chambers street northerl}-. "Gleaner" 
thinks it certain that Allen thus owned a larger lot in Boston than 
any one else, excepting Blackstone. _/. Edward Gibbons. 

7t. Alexander Beck, 1 acre, — a little marsh, " next Mr. Hough's 
Point ;" and described a few years before, when Beck was allowed 
to mow it, as in the new field, " near the place where Mr. Hough 
taffes boat." 

H. 42. Richard Fairbank. [His lot No. 3, being four acres 
in the New Field, with George Burden and Henry Pease south, 
the river east, T. Oliver north, Isaac Addiugton, Alexander Beck, 
and James Brown west. — W.H.W.] 

H. 43. Henr}' Pease. [Lamb places Pease's lot on the marsh 
at the point, crossing the end of the causeway which led over the 
mill-pond. — W.H.W.] 

H. 44. Thomas Oliver. [His lot No. 2, being one acre and a 
half, with R. Fairbanks south, the marsh west, R. Carter south, 
as the description reads. — W.H.W.] 

H. 45. Richard Carter. [Apparently, but the lot is not re- 
corded. — AV. II. W.] 

H. 46. James Brown. [His lot No. 3, being half an acre in 
the New Field with R. Fairbanks north, J. AUington (or Addiug- 
ton) east, A. Beck west, Thomas Clark south. — W.H.W.] 

H. 47. Alexander Beck. [His lot No. 2, being one acre in the 
New Field with Thomas Munt east, the water north, E. Gibbons 
south and west. — W H.W.] 

H. 48. Isaac Addiugton. [This lot is necessitated by lots H. 
42 and II. 46. It is not on record. — W.H.W.] 

H. 49. Thomas Clarke. [Not recorded, but mentioned in H. 
46. — W.H.W.] 

H. 50. Edward Gibbons. 

H. 51. Thomas Munt. [These two lots are necessary, but not 
well indicated.— W.Il.W.] 




Map I, OR No. 9. 

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MAP I, OR NO. 9, 



COPFS HILL, OR THE MILL PIELD. 

I. I. Christopher Stanley's pasture, which extended west to 
Salem street, and was defined on the other sides pretty nearly by 
Charter, Hanover, and Prince streets. He was a tailor, and left 
b}' will, 1G4G, the first bequest to the town for the support of 
schools. (See N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., Jan. 1850, p. 52.) 
Stanle^-'s widow, Susannah, married William Phillips, who con- 
firmed to her the house Stanley left her, " with the great pasture." 
{Register, Oct., 1851 , p. 447.) A northerly' part of this lot passed, 
in 1G65, through Richard Burner, to John Hull, the mint-master; 
and in 1683 he died, and his daughter Hannah and her husband, 
Judge Sewall, conveyed Hull street, in 1701-5, to the town. 

[The map line cuts off the southerly part of this pasture, which 
is shown on Map K, or No. 10. — W.H.W.] 

I. 2. Thomas Buttolph. [Apparently his fifth lot (see B. of 
P., p. 42), " about half an acre, bounded with the causeway north- 
east, William Cox {i.e., Copp) north-west, the marsh south-west.. 
He had other lands in Mill Field. (See Map K.) — W.H. W.] 

I. 3. William Copp, shoemaker. A small cove made in south 
of him, with marsh stretching farther east. In his will, in 1GG9, he 
calls himself sick and weak ; a cordwainer hy occupation ; and he 
leaves the enjoyment of the house to his wife, "• Gooddeth." In 
his inventory his house, out-houses, orchard, garden, and land 
about the house are valued at £80. (See also ISewall Papers, ii., 
408.) Not far from this point, and taking part of the propei'ty of 
the Gas Compan}', early in the next century Joshua Gee had a 
ship-3'ard, and he owned adjacent lands, which fell, in 1724, to his 
son Ebenezer (d. 1730), and finally wholly to Rev. Joshua Gee, 
who died in 1748, when the estate-was divided according to a docu- 
ment which "Gleaner" calls one of the most important in the 
Probate Office. 

[He had a house and half an acre in the Mill field, with the 
marsh south-west, Thomas Buttolph south-east, the river north- 
west, John Button north-east. Hence he had the corner lot. — 
W.H.W.] 

I. 4. John Button. [One acre, with Charles river north, the 
marsh south-west, John Shaw north-east and south-east. — 
W.H.W.] 

I. 5. John Shaw, who seems to have surrounded the wind-mill 
lot. There was a blutf here above the beach where the way run. 

[His name is not among the possessors, but figures in the above 
description of Button's abutters. — W.H.W.] 



120 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

I. 6. The wind-mill lot. 

I. 7. Valentine Hill. Here, at Hudson's Point, was the ferry 
to Charlestown, and Francis Hudson, the ferryman, was allowed 
to wharf out here in 1G52 "before his ground;" and Thomas 
Broughton had a like privilege hereabout the same year ; and when 
this privilege was continued a year later, the expression is "to 
wharf or make a barrocadd before his land at Center Haven." 
Southerly from this point, on the brow of the hill, the town pur- 
chased of John Baker and Daniel Turrell, in 1G59, the beginning 
of the present Copp's Hill Burning-ground, and in 1711 added a 
part of Judge Sewall's pasture, to the south-west. (Shurtleff, 
i)e.sc. of Boston, p. 199 ; Gleaner Articles, No. 14.) Hull street 
adjacent was not paved till 1735, when Edward Pell and other 
abutters petitioned for leave to pave it. 

I. 8. Nicholas Parker, 2 acres ; allowed to wharf out in 1651. 
He had built a house here before 1G46, when a footway was laid 
out from it through the gardens to the " mill lane or street ;" and 
along the shore, in 1650, " a way of a rod broad" was laid out from 
the l>attery to the ferry. Well in from the shore in this lot, after 
Salem and Charter streets were laid out, on the westerly corner of 
them, there was a brick house which Daniel Turrell and Samuel 
Wakefield, with their wives, sold to Lady Phips in November, 1687. 
Onl}^ a few daj's before Sewall records that news had come of her 
husband being dubbed Sir William Phips at Windsor Castle. The 
Governor later added to the estate from adjacent lots. 

[Parker had V. Hill north-west, the water north-east, T. But- 
tolph south-west and south-east. — W.H.W.] 




Map K, or No. 10. 

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MAP K, OR NO. 10. 



THE SOUTH-EASTEKLY PART OF COPP'S HILL, FOLLOWING 
THE LINE OF NORTH AND COMMERCIAL STREETS. 

K. 00. The remainder of Christopher Stanley's lot. I. 1. 

K. 0. The remainder of Nicholas Parker's lot. I. 8. 

K. I. Thomas Buttolph. [Apparently' his lots Nos. 3 and 4, 
of 44 acres in the Mill-field, with the Bay north-east, N. Parker 
and V. Hill north-west, C. Stanley south ; also one acre compassed 
by Stanley's ground. — W.H.W.] 

Christopher Stanley in 1644 was allowed to wharf near Winnis- 
simet ferry. Along this water front there were various ship-yards 
established later in the colonial and in the early provincial period. 
They appear in Bonner's map in 1722. Captain William Green- 
ough's yard was nearly opposite this lot. 

K. 2. Edward (or Edwin) Goodwin. [House and half an 
acre, the Bay north-east, J. Sweet south-east, T. Buttolph north- 
west and south-west. — W.H.W.] 

K. 3. John Sweet. [House and \l acres, with E. Goodwin 
north-west, the Bay north-east, I. Grosse south-east, and C. Stanley 
south-west. Lamb's map makes Sweet's lot form two sides of a 
square enclosing Merry, Grosse, and Seabury, the water making 
the two other sides. This seems necessitated by the description of 
Grosse's two lots, which see K. 7. — W.H.W.] 

John Sweet seems to connect in the rear with his other lot. 
Perhaps this was the lot Governor Bellingham was permitted to 
wharf before, in 1648, "if it did not prejudice the battery," when 
it was described as between Merry and William Winbourne ; and 
somewhere near was a house which Sampson Shore sold to Chris- 
topher Lawson in 1646, when he wharfed out before it. 

K. 4. Isaac Grosse. [Apparently his third lot, with the Baj'' 
east, John Sweet north, John Seaberry south, Walter Merry west. 
— W.H.W.] 

K. 5. John Seabury. [House and garden, about half an acre, 
with Isaac Grosse north-west, the Bay north-east, W. Merry south- 
east and south-west. Winsor says this was first Merry's land, 
bought by Seabui-y in 1639, and then sold " successively to John 
Wilson and Alexander Adams in 1645, who was allowed, in 1646, 
to wharf out, maintaining along the shore a highway for a cart." — 
W.H.W.] 

K. 6. Walter Merry, ^ acre, who built " a roof over the highway 
on the sea-bancke " to the annoyance of the selectmen ; and when 
Hanover street was extended in his rear, in 1644, he was allowed 
the cost of fencing on that side. He was ordered to keep a high- 



124 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

way open on the shore sixteen feet broad, in 1646, and sold the 
property the same year to William Douglass, who in turn sold it to 
Henry Brown, mariner, in 1648, with what is called Anker's shop. 
The North Battery was built out here in 1646, and repaired in 
1656. 

K. 7. Isaac Grosse. [His second lot, the Bay and John Sweet 
north, W. Beamsley south, the way west. Perhaps there was a 
little bend or cove here, as otherwise we should call the Ba}^ east. 
Although Lamb's map makes a way from Savage's corner east to 
Sweet's lot, none of the six owners between bound westerly 
on a way except Gross ; but, curiously, nearly all omit the west 
bounds. —W.H.W.] 

In the provincial period not far from this spot stood the Saluta- 
tion Inn, which gave a name to an alley running by it, connecting 
Hanover with North street. John Brooking owned it, and his 
widow sold it, in 1692, to Sir William Phips. (Seioall Papers^ i., 
222.) John ScoUay, hiring of Lady Phips in 1697, kept it. Samuel 
Green was the host in 1731. It became famous later, when 
William Campbell kept it, in 1773, and it was a rallying-place 
for the patriots. 

K. 8. William Beamsley. [House and house-lot of about half 
an acre, the Bay east, I. Grosse north and north-west, Anne 
Tuttle south and south-west. — W.H.W.] 

K. 9. Anne Tuttle. [House and garden, with W. Beamsley 
north, N. Bourne south, the Bay east, and — (probably the west 
bound was left for farther search). — W.II.W,] 

It was on the rear of this lot, on the lower corner of the present 
Clark and Hanover streets, that the New North Church was built 
in 1714, — a small wooden building, enlarged in 1730, and giving 
place to the present edifice in 1802. The land was then bought of 
Colonel Thomas Hutchinson for £455. 

K. 10. Nehemiah Bourne, shipwright, who built here, in 1641, 
the " Trial," the first large vessel built in Boston. John Richards 
was using this yard in 1688. Bourne had come over in 1638 ; pre- 
viously living at Charlestown and Dorchester, had come to Boston 
in 1641. The "Trial" made her first voyage to the Azores and 
West Indies under the command of Thomas Coitmore. On her 
next voyage, to Bilboa and Malaga, she was commanded by 
Thomas Graves, and returned to Boston, March 23, 1643-44. 
Bourne went again to England, and served as major of a regiment 
in the Parliamentary army ; but was once more in Boston in 1645, 
returning to England the next year, and became rear-admiral in 
the Parliament's navy. There is an account of Bourne in N. E. 
Hist, and Geneal. Beg., Jan., 1873. 

[His house and garden had Capt. Hawkins south, the Bay east, 
Anne Tuttle north, " and on the north — ," which last entry I sur- 
mise was for north-west or west, and never filled out. — W.H.W.] 

K. II. Capt. Thomas Hawkins. [Apparently the lot sold him 
by Edward Bendall, 30th, llmo., 1650. If so, it began 40 feet 
north from the lot that was R. Thompson's, and so to N. Bourne's, 
running with Bourne's pales from the sea on the east to C. Stan- 
ley's rails on the west, the south line being parallel. — W.H.W.] 



Appendix. 125 

Hawkins is supposed to have built the house, which became later 
the *' Ship Taveru," which stood till 186G. John Vyal kept it in 
1G63, and it is associated with some stirring events. Hawkins's 
ship-yard was on the opposite water front, and he built here, as 
early as 1645, the ship " Seafort," of four hundred tons. Haw- 
kins's inventory is given in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Jieg., Oct., 
1855, p. 343. 

K. 12. Edward Bendall. [His third lot, with the Bay east, 
Capt. Hawkins north, and Lieut. Savage south. — W.H.AV.J 

Edward Bendall sold to Anchor Ainsworth, and subsequent 
owners were Joseph Phippeni, 1647, George Mitchell, John Baker. 
Baker's will is in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Ef^g., April, 1861, p. 124. 

The way along the shore from the dock to Gallop's Point had 
been laid out "as it is begun" in 1643, and in 1650 it appears 
that "■ the way formerly granted of a rod in breadth from Gallop's 
Point to the Battery, being interrupted by Mrs. Hawkins her house, 
it shall turn up from the water side through Mrs Hawkins her gar- 
den, and soe by Mr. Winthrop's house, between Major Borne's 
house and his garden, before Mr. Holiok's, to the Battery," — 
marking some changes in ownership. 

K. 13. Thomas Savage. [House and garden, with the Bay 
east, C. Stanley west, E. Bendall north, and the lane south. This 
lane became Bennet street, and Scarlet's wharf was at its easterl}' 
end. — W.H.W.] 

This, or another house on the spot, became, later, the " King's 
Head TaA^ern," which was burned in 1691, and rebuilt. Drake 
says that James Davenport kept it in 1755, and his widow in 1758 ; 
but in 1754, Davenport, who had kept the " Globe Tavern," peti- 
tioned to keep the '• Bunch of Grapes," formerly known as " Castle 
Tavern," near Scarlet's Wharf, which had been a licensed house 
for forty or fifty years. There is an account of Davenport in N. 
E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., 1879, p. 31. A little way from Bennet 
street, on the northerly side (it is shown on Bonner's map), stood 
the North Grammar School, erected in 1713. Recompence Wads- 
worth was the first master ; and there is on the files of the city 
clerk an interesting testimonial to his fidelit}', signed by Increase 
Mather and other ministers of the town. 

K. 14, Edmund Grosse. His ^will, 1655, is given in N. E. 
Hist, and Geneal. Reg.. July, 1858, p. 273. He sold the lot to 
John Anderson, shipwright, in 1647. It seems to have been on 
this lot that Judge Edward Hutchinson later built him a house, 
which, late in the eighteenth centurj', became the '• North End 
Coffee House." It was opposite this point that the principal wharf 
of the North End was later built, known first as Clark's Wharf, 
and subsequently as Hancock's, — Thomas Hancock being the 
principal proprietor. [House lot, with the lane north, I. Cole south, 
I. Cullim.er west, the Bay east. — W.II.W.] 

K. 15. Samuel Cole, house and garden; sold, in 1645, to 
George Halsall, who, in 1646, had liberty ''to set down a causey 
ten foot square, from his wharfe to low-watter marke, and that 
passingers shall come and goe free to it ; " and shortly after he 
was permitted " to imploy a passag boatt betweene his wharfe and 



126 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

the ships wher the ships rid, and is to take a penny for each per- 
son." 

K. i6. Isaac Cullimer had two lots, the other being K. 21. [I 
cannot reconcile myself to Lamb's method of marking out these 
lots with the two of Thomas Joy, and one each of Richard Raw- 
lins and Thomas Clark. Without clear proof, I must doubt that 
these six lots were cut into such extremely irregular forms, when 
a much simpler arrangement will answer. Cullimer's east lot 
(No. 2 of his Possessions), according to the Book, has the bny 
south-east, C. Stanley north-west, Stanley, S. Cole, and the wa}' 
north-east, Clark and R. Rawlins south-west. Hei-e I suspect a 
mistake of " Rawlins " for '' Thomas Joy." For Rawlins' lot (K. 
18) has Joy (not Cullimer) on the north-east, and Joy's lot (K. 
17) has Rawlins south-west and Cullimer norlh-east. Is it not 
probable that the perambulator overlooked Joy's strip, which inter- 
vened between Cullimer and Rawlins? — W.H.W.] 

K. 17. Thomas Joy. [His second lot, of one acre, bounds 
with C. Stanley north-west, I. Cullimer north-east, R. Rawlins 
south-west, Mr. Clarke south-east. — W.H.W.] 

Upon this lot William Clark (see the account of his family in 
N. E. Hist, and Geiieal. Reg., 1879, pp. 19, 22G), a prominent 
merchant of the provincial period, well known in public affairs, 
and not always fortunate in his private ventures, built and lived in 
a house which became famous. It stood fronting the square, very 
nearly' where Prince street now comes into it, on the easterly cor- 
ner. It was next the residence of Sir Charles Henry Frankland, 
the royal collector of customs. Further to the east, and occupy- 
ing the space intervening between the converging streets, was 
the estate on which Thomas Hutchinson, about 1710, erected, 
with its front on Garden court leading from the square, the sump- 
tuous house in which the son. Governor Thomas Hutchinson, was 
born and lived. See Col. Henry Lee's paper on these and other 
old houses hereabouts, in Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, Feb., 1881. 
A view of the Hutchinson house is given in the American 
Magazine, Vol. ii. 

K. 18. Richard Rawlins. [House and garden of 1^ acres, 
with C. Stanley north-west, T. Joy north-east, Clarke south-east, 
I. Cullimer south-west (i.e., Cullimer's west lot, K. 21). — 
W.H.W.] 

Richard Rawlins, plasterer, probably bought of Peter Johnson, 
the Dutchman, in 1638 ; and when Hanover street was extended, 
in 1644, it took a part of his corn-field behind his house, for which 
he was compensated. These had lands hereabout later: Thomas 
Clark, Mark Hands, Henry Lampray, Edward Breck, William 
Burnell, Henry Paine, George Dell, Thomas Ryder. — some of 
them doubtless sharing in the breaking up of vStanley's pasture. 

K. 19. Thomas Clarke. [Warehouse and house lot. T. Jo}' 
north-west, I. Cullimer west (''.''., K. 21). L Cullimer north-east 
(i.e., K. 16), and the Cove and T. Jov south {i.e., Jov's lot No. 1, 
K. 20). — W.H.W.] 

Thomas Clarke is called of Dorchester, merchant, when in 1644 
he granted a part of his land to Christopher Stanley, which part is 



Appendix. 127 

perhaps the identical " p'cell'of land l^ing neere to the water side," 
which Stanley named in his will, two years later, as a bequest, 
" for the maintenance of the free schoole," and which the town in 
1G49 sold to William Phillips, in consideration of 13.s. 4(1. " per 
annum forever, to the use of the scliole."' This Thomas Clarke 
was a prominent merchant, and his inventory, in 1(J78, shows 
various estates in Boston. His shop goods are appraised at £75G ; 
the house where Elizabeth Stevens lives, £300 ; the one Mr. 
Woodmausy lived in, £150 ; orchard behind it, £100 ; land at lower 
end of the Common, £70 ; the house occupied by his son-in-law, 
Thomas Baker, £75 ; the house Edward Shippen lives in, £700. 

K. 20. Thomas Jo}'. [One house and lot of about half an 
acre, and another house adjoining, with the Cove south-west, Thomas 
Clarke north-west, north-east, and south-east. Evidently just at 
the bend of the Cove. — W.H.W.] 

Thomas Joy, carpenter, is called of E[ingham, when, in 1648, he 
bonded this estate to Major Savage, with its house, " near the new 
meeting-house in Boston." This second church is usually con- 
sidered as built two years later, in 1650 ; and in this last 3'ear 
a committee was appointed " to lay out the high wayes by the new 
meetinge house." Mention is made of his cellar ''by the water 
side," in 1642 ; and in 1644, when it is said to be in the highway'. 
Perhaps this became the new house which, in 1647, he sold to 
Bozoone Allen, of Hingham, with adjoining wharf. Allen calls 
himself of Boston in his will, 1652. (N. E. Hist, and Genecd. Reg., 
July, 1851, p. 299.) Joy built the town-house, and in the final 
settlement in January, 1661, he received £680. 

K. 21. Isaac Cullimer. [Evidently his first lot, with C. Stanley 
north-west, the Cove south-east, R. Rawlins north-ea 't, F. Hudson 
and B. Pasmer south-west. It will be noticed that Stanley makes 
the north-west boundar}' of Cullimer, Rawlins, J03', and Cullimer. 
This was undoubtedly the line of the street, but whether at that 
date it was more than a cart-track does not appear. F. Hudson, 
the next westerly owner on thb shore, bounds north-west on Wm. 
Hudson, who here joins Stanley. — WII.W.] 

K. 22. Bartholomew Passmore. [House and garden of about 
a quarter of an acre, with Francis Hudson north-west, the Cove 
south-east, I. Cullimer north-east, J. Gallop south-west. — 
W.H.W.] 

Passmore sold to John Sweet in 1650. It was here, on the 
corner of North and Richmond streets, that Nicholas Upsall kept 
the Red Lion Inn, and close here the devastating fire of Nov. 27, 
1676, broke out in one Wakefield's house. Upsall's will is given 
in N. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., J»ly? 1861, p. 251 ; and an ac- 
count of him in Reg.., January, 1880. 

K. 23. Francis Hudson. [House and garden of about half an 
acre, with William Hudson, Sr., north-west, I. Cullimer north-east, 
B. Passmore south-east, J. Gallop south-west. — W.H.W.] 

K. 24. John Gallop was fined in 1636 for obstructing the high- 
way' on the sea-bank with his " payles ;" allowed to wharf out in 
1643; after his dcatli, his widow Mehitabel, in 1649, conveyed a 
part of it to John Synderlaud. He signed his will (printed in 



128 City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 

iV. E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg., Jul}', 1853, p. 227) b}' his mark. 
About on the Hne of this estate, a passage from the water front to 
the present Hanover street was opened, and in Bonner's map, 
1722, is marked as Wood lane, the modern Richmond street. 
Near the present northerly corner on Hanover street, the New 
Brick Church was built in 1721, and stood till it was rebuilt in 
1845. 

[Gallop had "the way" north-west. — W.H.W.] 

K. 25. Matthew Chaflfie, ship-carpenter, house and garden ; sold 
in part to John Capen, of Dorchester, in 1G49. Chaflie's lot ex- 
tended back to what was the end of Hanover street in 1643, when 
it was ordered that the AVii}- be continued further, two rods broad, 
" from the west corner of Matthew Chafeth's garden unto the little 
howse by the swamp," which Christopher Stanley had just bought 
of the town, " and from thence to the windmill as directl}' as the 
land will beare." 

[Chaffie had Sampson Shoare south-west, and Thomas Meekins 
north-west. — W.H.W.] 

K. 26. William Hudson, Sr., 5 aci*es ; sold to Thomas But- 
tolph, who again, in 1G4G, sold to Christopher Lawson, and Law- 
son sold it in part to William Phillips, who granted his purchase to 
his wife Susan for life ; and the rest was broken up into small lots, 
Richard Bennett and others holding it, 

K. 27. Thomas Meekins. [Mentioned as an owner in Chaffie's 
record, but there seems to be no farther description. — W.H.W.] 

Thomas Meekins hereabout. Beer lane was later cut through 
this region, and in 1735 Samuel Turrell and other abutters peti- 
tioned to have it paved. It is the present Parmenter street. 



INDEX. 



Abbott, 95. 
Adams, 5, 70, 77, 123. 
Addington, 23, 116. 
Ainsworth, 21,41, 125. 
Albanj', 99. 
Albion, The, 69. 
Albion Building, 75. 
Aleock, 33. 
Allen, 81,95, 116,127. 
Alline, 80, 107. 
Allington, 15, 116. 
Allison, 45. 
Allistre, 40, 90. 
Amory, 65, 69, 80, 97. 
Anchor, 41, 46. 
Ankor, 41. 

Anderson, 9, 12, 42, 125. 
Andros, 15, 93. 
Angier, 14, 83. 
Anker, 124. 
Arnold, 8, 63, 91. 
fAspinwal, 1. 

j Asplnwall,2, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 
I 20, -.'], 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35. 
I 37, 42, 45, 46, 47, 78, 83, 84, 89, 104. 
Astwood, 28. 
Atkinson, 77, 83. 
Aubrey, 90. 
Azores, The, 124. 



Back Bay, 61. 

S Bailey, 95. 

/ Bayley, 102. 
Baker, 46, 47, 63, 107, 120, 125. 127. 

( Balston, 64, 96, 107. 

} Buulston, 17. 
Bannister, 71. 
Bannister's Garden, 71. 
Barker, 30, 100. 
Barlow, 11. 
Barren, 18, 19, 93. 
Bartol, 116. 
Baster, 46. 
Bateman, 35, 87. 
Bates, 13, 18, 23, 79,93. 
Battery, 125. 
Baulston, see Balston. 
Baxter, 38, 77. 
Bay The, 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 21, 22, 29, 34, 

37,38,46,47,64,77,123,124,125,126 
Bayley, see Bailey. 
Beach, The, 67. 
Beamont, 44. 

Bearasley, 7, 22, 25, 31, 70, 71, 124 
j Beck, 14, 15, 23, 25, 97, 113, 115, 116. 
/ Becke, 1. 
Beek, 14. 
( Bel, 35. 
i Bell, 39, 80. 
( Bolchar, 38, 34. 
) Belcher, 33, 61, 63, 65, 100, 110. 
Bellingham, 1, 3, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20 28 
123 '^^' *^' ^^' ^^' ^^' ^^' ^^' ^^' ^^> ^^'^'' 



Bendall, 2, 3, 8, 13, 16, 20, 21, 22, 47, 48. 94. 

97, 104, 106, 111, 124, 125. 
\ Bennet, 7, 16, 46. 
I Bennett, 128. 
Biggs, 1, 7, 14, 15, 25, 44, 46, 71, 96, 97, 115, 

116. 
Bilboa, 124. 
Bill, 92. 
Billingbam, 19. 
Billings, 95. 

( Bishop, 21, 28, 36, 41, 47, 76, 107, 109. 
} Bishopp, 36. 
Bishop Alley, 76, 80. 
Blackborne, 83. 
I Blackston, 71. 
I Blackstone, 70, 76, 116. 
Blake, 95. 
j Blanlain, 65. 

} Blantainc, 35, 37, 39, 80, 82. 
Blanton, 65. 
( Blot, 32. 
I Blott, 32, 85. 
Blue Anchor, 102. 
Blue Ball Estate, 109. 
Blue Bell, 107. 
Borasted, 30, 47. 
Bonner, 70, 77, 87. 
Boone, 102. 

Borland, 95, 101, 109, 111. 
Borman, 95. 
Borne, 125. 

Boston Common, 59, 67. 
Courier, 71. 
Museum, 99. 
Neck, 16. 
Theatre, 79. 
Bosworth, 5, 7, 13, 15, 23, 25, 28, 29. 30, 31. 

70,71,84,85,91. 
Bourne, 7, 8, 34, 61, 87, 124. 
Boutineau, 76. 
Bowditch, 69, 112. ■ 
Bowdoin, 70, 112. 
Bowen, 19, 35, 87. 
Koyce, 95. 
Boylston,95. 
( Bracket, 70. 
) Brackett, 24. 
Bradstrcet, 91. 
Braintree, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 18, 19, 21, 29, 31. 

61,86. 
Brattle, 96. 

Brazier's Building, 98. 
Breck, 126. 

Bridge, The, 90, 91, 107. 

Little, 91. 

Mill, 90. 

Swing, 95, 106. 

Bridgham, 26, 27, 83, 101. 

Brightman's Pasture, 80. 

Brimmer, 112. 

< Brisco, 33, 34, 35, 62, 63, 65. 
/ Briscoe, 63, 65. 
Bristol, 76. 
Bromer, 80. 
Bromfield, 63, 83, 95. 
House, 83. 
Brorasdon, 95. 
Brooking, 124. 
Brooks, 95. 



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Broughton, 120. 

I Brown, 5, 14, 43, 69, 77, 97, 116. 
I Browne, 1, 5, 9, 14, 23, 29, 38, 43, 45. 
Bulfinch, 113. 
Billiard, tio. 
Bumstoad, 103. 
Burden, 3, 4, 7, 13, 17, 18, 21, 23, 32, 34, 85, 86, 

93, 94, 115, 116. 
Burgiss, 71. 
Burnam, 47. 
Burnell, 126. 
Burnet, 85. 
Burying Ground, The, 75. 

Copp's mil, 120. 
Place, The, 20, 25, 69. 
Granary, 84. 
King's Chapel, 99. 
Busbic, 40, 83. 
Bushwell, 17, 20. 
fBultall, 67. 

Butlolfe, 65. 
I Buttolph, 2, 5, 14, 15, 22, 25, 28, 33, 35, 39, 
I 44, 46, 72, 86, 87, 91, 96, 97, 115, 119, 120, 
I 123, 128. 

Button, 5, 15, 18, 19, 45, 47, 91, 93, 119. 
Byles, 65. 
Bynner, 89. 

C. 

Calef, 101. 

Cambridge, 2, 35, 64, 70, 103. 
Campbell, 124. 
Capen, 128. 

Carter, 4, 14, 32, 33, 42, 44, 86, 116. 
Gary, 109. 
Castle Island, 38. 
( Causeway, The, 16. 
I Cawsov, The, 15. 
(;edar Swamp, 7, 25, 30, 33. 
Center llaven, 120. 
Chafeth, 128. 
(Chatte, 11. 

J Chaffle, 5, 11, 12, 89, 128. 
I Chatty, 5, 
'Chamberlain, 86. 
Chamberlaine, 42, 44. 
Chanibcrlin, 86. 
.Cliamberlyn,92, 
Chambers, 116. 
Change Avenue, 104, 106. 
Chaniiing, 79. 
ChapKaine, 33. 
I Chappel,31,70, 110. 
} Chappcll, 11, 12, 70, 86. 
Charlestown, 15, 16, 28, 80, 91, 98, 103, 120, 

124. 
Checkley, 95. 
Chcevcr, 8, 75, 91. 
Church, 80. 
Church of Boston, 59. 

Brattle square, 109. 
Brattle St., 98. 
First, 69, 75,80,81,112. 
French, 82. 
Green, 7H. 
Manifesto, 96. 
Mount Vernon, 111, 113. 
New Brick, 128. 
" North, 124. 
" South, 78. 
of the Saviour, 80. 
Old South, 75. 
Park St., 84. 
Second, 89. 

" Baptist, 91. 
Third, 75. 
Trinity, 80. 
West, 116. 
City Hall, 95. 
Clapton, 101. 

{Clark, 10, 15, 16, 46, 65, 111, 116, 126. 
Clarke, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 22, 25, 31, 
32, 43. 44, 59, 63, 65, 71, 72, 85, 89, 116, 
126, 127. 



Clerk, 5. 
Clough, 63. 
Coales, 29. 
Coal's Garden, 87. 
Coddiiigton, 90. 
Collin, 69, ilo, 100. 

) Cogan, 69, 75, 103, 106. 

( Coggan, 1, 3, 5, 7, 19, 41, 69. 
Coitmore, 103, 124. 

fColborn, 59, 61,65. 

I Colborne, 26, 33, 34, 63, 64, 65. 
J Colbourne, 23, 65. 

1 Colbron,61,62, 65. 
Colcborne,33, 65, 86. 

I Coleburne, 63. 
Colo, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 28, 35, 87, 94, 106, 110, 

111,125,126. 
Colman, 95. 
Colson, 95. 

" Stone House, 96. 

{Common, The, 2, 23, 32, 33, 34, 59, 61, 62, 
6), 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 76, 83, 84, 85, 86, 127. 
Coinon, The, 2, 6, 7, 14, 17, 24, 25, 28, 29, 
30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 42, 44. 
Common landing place, 94. 
Comon Rocky, 5, 29. 
Compton, 20, 27, 107. 
Conduit, 92. 
Coney, 110. 
( Cook, 19, 64, 84, 115. 

I Cooke, 9, 13, 15, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 42, 72, 
/ 75, 83, 84, 85, 115. 
Cooper, 109. 
Copley, 71, 81. 
Copp, 5,91, 119. 
Cornell, 86, 96. 
I Cornewell, 17. 
I Cornwall, 96. 
Cornhill, 97, 98, 111. 
Cornish, 65. 
Corser, 24, 92, 102, 106. 
Cosin,43. 
Cosser, 102. 
Costin, 81. 

Cotton, 1, 3, 21, 97, 111, 112. 
County Court, 59. 
County of Essex, 11. 
County of Suilblk, 64. 
Courser, 3, 4, 24, 106. 
Court Generall, 22. 

Square, 98. 
Cove, The, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 
15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 
38,40,42, 43,44, 45, 77, 78, 85, 87, 89, 
91, 92, 93, 94, 101, 103, 104, 108, 107, 
113, 115, 118, 126, 127. 
Fisher's, 1. 
Great, 47. 
Mylne, 89. 
South, 77. 
Cowell, 81. 
Cox, 15, 91, 119. 
Craden, 85. 
Cradock, 69, 85, 97. 
Cranch, 83. 

Cranwell, 33, 34, 63, 64. 
Creek Great, 59. 

Mill, 4, 10, 20, 45, 89, 90, 93, 101. 
Creeke, The, 10, 77, 101. 

iCritchlev, 26, 97. 
Croychelv, 20, U. 
Cro'ychley, 26, 64, 65, 97. 
Crychley, 25. 
Crosse, 34. 

Crown Coffee House, 104. 
Cuddington, .35, 86, 87. 
Cullimer, 9, 10, 11, 16, 125, 126, 127. 
Cullimore, 6. 
Cushing, 95. 
Custom-house, 104. 



Index. 



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I>. 

Dane, 2, 12. 
Dant'orth, 112. 
])assct, 116. 
Davenport, 112, 125. 

Davics, 4, 5, 6, 7, 22, 23, 29. 30, 35, 39, 46, 65, 
77, 80, 91, 98, 100, 101, 103, 104, 109, 110, 
115. 
Davis, 15, 72, 83, 86, 112, 116. 
Doane, 112. 
Deblois, 69,97. 
Dedham, 2, 33. 
Dell, 126. 

Dcming, 26, 37, 78, 79. 
Dennis, 29, 30, 31, 40, 42, 71, 83, 93. 
Devotion, 34. 
Dii?ges, 7. 

j Dineley, 26. 

jDinely, 04, 65, 97,98. 
Dinsdalo, 27, 76. 
Ditch, The, 3. 
Dock, 3, 19, 39, 94, 106. 
Dock Square, 96, 104, 106. 
Dorchester, 16, 89, 93, 109, 111, 124, 126, 128. 
Doty, 86. 

( Douglas, 45, 46. 

i Douglass, lu9, 124. 
Dover, 31, 98, 112. 
Downe, 63. 
Downing, 17. 
Dowse, 3, 18, 92, 94. 
Drake, 65, 86, 97, 98, 100, 101, 102, 109, 110, 

111, 125. 
Drawbridge, The, 92. 
Drown, 116. 
Drownc, 83, 116. 
Drury, 107. 
Dudley, 82. 

J Dumer, 119. 

j Dummer, 100. 
Duncan, 102. 
Dunster, 3, 15, 96. 
Dunton, 102. 



E. 

East, 22, 36, 70, 81. 

I Eaten, 22. 

) Eaton, 25, 30, 36, 45, 70, 81. 
Edes, 95, 97. 
Eldred,47. 

Eliot, 22, 25, 26, 33, 34, 59, 63, 64, 65, 69. 
Emmanuel College, 70. 

( Endicot, 43. 

( Endicott, 93, 111. 
England, 70, 83, 104, 124. 
Engles, 37, 79. 
English, 82. 
Erving, 69, 112. 
Essex County, 11. 
Eveans, 14. 
Evered, 1. 

I Evcrell, 9. 

\ Everill, 6, 9, 14, 18, 19, 24, 28, 31, 32, 45, 

( 71, 92, 93, 94, 104, 110. 
Exchange Building, 100. 



( Fairbank, 116. 

{ Fairbanks, 76, 77, 79, 83, 84, 85, 102, 115. 
( Fairebanks, 3, 4, 15, 17, 23, 27, 28, 29. 
Fane, 3, 13, 35, 113. 
Fancuil, 76, 98, 104, 112. 
Farnham, 6. 
Faulconer, 5. 
Fawer, 44, 89. 
Fayerweathcr, 69, 95. 
Ferry, The, 91. 



Field Gentry, 30, 72. 
Fort, 23, 77. 

Will, 5, 7, 10, 18, 28, 39, 46, 119, 123. 
Wilne, 15. 

New, 3, 4, 7, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 
23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 46, 69, 70, 71, 
72, 82, 91, 113, 114, 115, 116. 
Fippennys, 43. 
Fish, 6, 7, 91. 
Fisher, 61. 
Fish shop, 95. 
Fitch, 03. 
I Flack, 61, 63, 65. 
I Flack 0, 32, 33, 63. 
Flats, 104. 
Fleet, 102. 

Fletcher, 28, 36, 37, 40, 43, 45, 47, 76, 81, 111. 
Flint, 32, 85. 

Fort, The, 38, 77, 79, 107. 
Foster, 8, 38, 39, 43, 44, 63, 78, SI. 
Fowie, 2, 15, 33, 86, 87. 
Foxcroft, 20, 21, 106. 
Fox Hill, 64. 
fFrancklin, 43. 
Franckling, 43. 
< Francklyn,43. 

I Franklin, 3, 14, 20, 76, 92, 94, 97, 103, 106, 
L 109. 

Frankland, 126. 
Franklin Avenue, 97. 
Frary, 63, 64, 65. 
Freeman Place, 69. 
Friend, 104. 

G. 

Gallop, 11, 12, 29, 127, 128. 
Gallop's Point, 125. 
Garcelon's Stable, 87. 
Garden, 86. 

Court, 126. 
Gas Company, 119. 
Gee, 119. 

( Gibbons, 78, 106, 110, 116. 

I Gibones, 2,' 3, 6, 14, 20, 106. 

( Gibons, 2. 
Gibbs, 77, 95. 

Wharf, 77. 
Gibson, 5. 
Gill, 95, 97. 

I Gillam, 78, 79. 

i Gillom, 26, 27, 37, 107. 
Glover, 3, 17, 94. 
Goelct's Journal, 100. 
Goodwin, 5, 6, 123. 
Gooch, 104. 
Gore, 11. 
Goultrop, 19. 
Gover, 4. 

Granary Burying Ground, 74, 84, 94. 
Graves, 124. 
Gray, 77. 
Grcames, 3, 17, 94. 

(Green, 75,95,104,110,124. 

) Greene, The, 27, 101, 112. 
Greenough, 123, 
Gridley, 22, 24, 33, ?,7, 38, 77. 
Griggs, 8, 35, 39, 43, 61, 80, 81. 

f Grose, 41, 112. 

\ Gross, 124. 

( Grosse, 6, 7, 9, 22, 104, 106, 123, 124, 125. 
Grubb, 7, 25, 29, 30, 83, 85. 
Gullison,96. 
Gunnison, 3, 17, 94, 96. 



I riailestonc, 40. 
) U.ailstonc, 43, 81. 
Haley, 112. 
Uall, Bridgman,95. 
City, 75, 95, 99. 
Concert, 97. 
Faneuil, 83. 
Memorial, 81. 



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Halsall, 42, 125. 
Hammond, 112. 
Hancock, 95, 98, 100, 106, 125. 
Hands, 126. 
Hannas, 95. 
Hanset, 41. 
Hansett, 41, 76. 
\ [larkar, 85. 
iHarker, 7,32, 85. 
Harris, 112. 
Harrison, 37, 38, 77. 
Harrison Ave., 87. 
( Harvard, 94, 95, 101. 
i Harvard College, 81. 
Harwood, 21. 
Hassam, 71, 75, 94, 96, 107. 
Haugh, 2, 27, 29, 30, 38, 44, 85, 101. 
Uawes, 6. 
Hawehton, 12. 

Hawkins, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 25, 
44, 47, 90, 91, 96, 97, 109, 113, 114, 124, 125. 
Hayward, 28, 92. 
Henchman,75,98, 102, 111. 
Hcnshaw, 100. 
Heraldic Journal, 81. 
( [libbens, 23, 77, 101. 

\ Hibbins, 2, 22, 25, 26, 27, 32, 34, 35, 43, 44, 
/ 59, 76, 101, 107. 

Highway, The, 1, 3, 4, 8.9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 
19 21, 22, 23, 34, 40, 43, 45, 47, 59, 63, 67, 
79, 81, 87, 89, 90, 100, 104, 110, 123, 127. 
Highway Cross, 110. 

Old, 91. 
Hill 1, 4, 6, 7, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 
•i-i 94 2J, 28, 29, 31, 39, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47, 
72' 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 98, 104, 106, 107, 
112, 113, 116, 120, 123. 
Hill Beacon, 99, 112. 
Bunker, 116. 
Gentry, 3. 
Copp's, 119, 123. 
Cotton, 96. 

Fort, 22, 27, 59, 77, lOT. 
Fox, 64, 67, 
Mil, 16. 
Hill Mill, 91. 
Hingham, 127. 

\ Hogg, 22, 36, 37, 45, 80, 81, 82. 
i Hogge, 36. 
Hogg Island, 30. 
Holbrook, 100. 
j Holiok, 125. 
I llolyoke, 78. 
I Hollicb, 37, 39, 80. 
) Hollick, 80. 
Hollidge, 80. 
Hollinghead, 80. 
Hollo way, 87. 
Holmes, 100. 
Hough, 76, 82. 
Hough's Point, 116. 
House American, 110. 
Court, 98. 
Julien, 101. 
State, 102. 
Houtchin, 13, 18, 40, 93, 94, 111, 113. 
Hovey, 80. 

Howen, 4, 13, 18, 59, 112. 
Hubbard, 81, 95. 

Hudson, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28, 
29, 36, 37, 42, 45, 70, 71, 72, 76, 78, 79, 80, 
81, 86, 94, 97, 99, 100, 102, 120, 127, 128. 
Hudson's Point, 120. 
Hull, 8, 35, 36, 82, 91, 107, 111, 119. 
Hunne, 3, 4, 9, 18, 19, 40, 93, 113. 
Hunt, 19, 85. 

Hurd, 35, 36, 82. ^ ^^ ^^ 

Hutchinson, 4, 15, 21, 25, 26, 27, 30, 75, 95, 96, 
98, 99, 107, 124, 125, 126. 



Indian Queen Tavern, 83. 
Indians, George, 47. 



Indians, Great David, 47. 
Hawkins, 47. 
John, 47. 
Rouley, 47. 
Tommequiu, 47. 
John Wampus, 
Ingersoll, 100. 
Inn Orange Tree, 110. 
Red Lion, 127. 
Salutation, 124. 
Seven Star, 80. 
Starr, 91. 
Ipswich, 80, 101. 
j Irons, 77. 
I lyons, 38, 77. 



Jacklin, 31, 37, 40, 42, 83, 84. 
Jackson, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 19, 37, 41, 91, 95, 
1U3, 110, 112, 115. 



f Jeffery. 95. 
J Jeffrey, 112. 
> Jeffries. 69. 



Jeffries, 69. 

{ Jeoffreys, 16. 
Jekyll, 111. 

I Jephson, 41. 

i Jepson, 41. 
Johnson, 6, 7, 15, 17, 29, 32, 71, 72, 85, 86, 91, 

107, 109, 110, 113, 114, 126. 
Johonnot, 79, 81,109. 
Jonies, 47. 
Jones, 47. 

Joy, 9, 10, 98, 126, 127. 
Joy's Building, 98. 
Joyliffo, 101. 
Judkin, 19, 36, 82. 

K. 

iKoaine, 38. 
Keano, 44. 
Keayne, 3, 4, 76, 79, 99, 102. 
Keine, 23, 24, 27,37. 
iKendrick, 76. 
Kenrick, 27, 28, 76, 79. 
Kenrickc, 4. 
Kerr, 1U9. 
Kidby, 90. 
Kidder, 109. 
Kilby, 100. 
King's Chapel, 75. 
Kinrick, 91. 
Kinsley, 84. 
I Kirby, 12. 13, 114. 
) Kirkby, 13, 69, 113, 114. 
Kittery,"96. 
Kneeland, 97. 

Knight, 3, 9, 10, 17, 41, 42, 90, 94. 
Knox, 102. 



Lake, 36, 39, 40, 45, 61, 82, 111. 

Lamb, 14, 59. 70, 84, 86, 87, S3, 91, 106, 113, 

115, llii, 123, 124, 126. 
Lampray, 126. 
Lane, Boer, 128. 

Belcher's, 77. 

Blind, 78. 

Bromtield's, 83. 

Coney's, 89. 

Frog, 64. 

Gibbs, 77. 

Green. 115. 

Green Dragon, 109. 

Hudson's, 94. 

Joyliffe, 101. 

Long, 79. 

Mackerel, 100. 

Mill, 82, 120. 

Paddy's, 90. 



Index. 



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Lane, Pudding, 100. 

Rainsford's, 87. 
Kawson's, 83. 
Snow's, 61. 
Southack's, 111. 
Spring, 101, 102. 
Wilson's, 103. 
Wood, 128. 
Langdon, 47. 

Lawson, 15, 16, 21, 22, 39, 92, 123, 128. 
( Leager, 65, 79. 
I Leaguer, 15. 

( Leger, 2, 23, 31, 32, 33, 35, 61, 70, 86, 87. 
j Leatberland, 77. 
} Lothcrland, 38. 
Lcblond, 112. 
Lee, 126. 
Leech, 42. 

{Leveret, 4. 
Leverett, 48, 64, 67, 76, 82, 85, 86, 90, 98, 99, 
100, 101, 103, 106, 110, 113, 115. 
Leverit, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 
32, 40. 
Leveritt, 11, 100. 
Lcyer, 70. 
Liberty Square, 107. 
Liberty Tree, 87. 
Lillie, 65. 
Limehouse, 45. 
Lindall, 101. 

I Lippincot, 43. 

} Lippincott, 81. 
Lloyd, 111. 

London, 40, 44, 64, 85, 98, 100, 111. 
Long, 21, 39. 
Long Acre, 84. 
Louisburg Square, 70. 
Lovcll, 75. 

j Low, 10. 

} Lowe, 1, 14, 90, 92, 94. 
Lowes, 39. 
Loyall, 7, 29, 85. 
Ludkin, 40. 
Lugg, 23, 29, 84, 85. 
LyaU, 39. 
Lyde, 93. 

Lyle, 2, 30, 44, 71, 72, 83, 85. 
Lyman, 113. 
Lynde, 113, 118. 
Lynn, 100. 

M. 

Mainard, 19. 

Makepeace, 13, 18, 93, 98, 111. 

Malaga, 124. 

Mandesley, 92. 

Mancr, 78. 

j Marion, 63. 

} Maryon, 80. 
Market-place, 5, 23, 98, 99. 

I Market-stead, 99. 

( Market-steed, 7, 24, 41. 
Marrett, 64. 

Marshall, 3, 4, 9, 10, 36, 37, 41, 45, 80, 82, 90. 
Marsh Common, 1, 21. 
Marsh Rumney, 7, 28. 

Marsh, The, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 23, 
26, 27, 34, 39, 43,59, 64,81, 87, 90,92, 101, 
- 107, 115, 116, 119. 
Marsh, The, Mill-field, 3. 
Marsh, Towns, 92. 
Martin, 24. 
Maryon, see Marion. 
Mascarene, 75. 
Mason, 19, 23, 32, 85, 112. 
Massachusetts, 40. 
Mass. CoUony, 48. 
Mather, 111, 125. 

( Mattock, 90, 103. 

{ Mattocks, 44. 

( Mattox, 44. 

J Maud, 3, 29, 31, 42, 83, 84, 97, 112. 

) Maude, 1, 3. 



Maudesley, 92. 
Mauer, 78. 
Maverick, 95. 

I Meekins, 128. 

\ Mekins, 11. 

) Meeres, 4, 13, 26. 

I Mcers, 21, 82, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116. 
Meeting-House, 24, 25, 28, 79, 91, 98. 
Mein, 104. 

( Mellowes, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 29, 115. 

/ Mellows, 70, 110, 115. 
Merchant's Row, 92, 104, 106. 
Merry, 6, 22, 46, 123. 

J Messenger, 69, 99. 

I Messinger, 14, 25, 26. 
Metson, 31. 
Michell, 47. 
Middlecott, 112. 
Milland, 26. 
Millar, 95. 

Millard, 25, 29, 30, 31, 70, 71, 83,85, 
Mill damme, 29. 
Mill lane, The, 36, 120. 
Millne, The, 3. 
Mill, The, 4, 20. 

( Milora, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, 22, 42, 45, 

{ 89, 90. 

( Mylom, 89, 90. 
Mill Pond, 109, 110, 116. 
Mills, 2. 

Mill-streame, 4, 20, 
Mitchell, 125. 
Monck, 102. 
Monotacut, 19. 
Morse, 82, 98. 
Moss, 98. 

Mount, The, 6, 38. 
Mount Vernon Proprietors, 71. 
Mount Wollaston, 64. 
Mount Woollaston, 38, 44, 
Mumford, 96. 
Mun, 114. 

Munt, 8, 14, 38, 78, 115, 116. 
Myles, 69. 

N". 

Nanney, 39, 40, 90, 92. 

J Nasb, 2, 20, 21, 45, 90, 106, 110. 

I Nashe, 94. 

Negoos, 37, 38, 43, 78, 79. 
Netherland, 38. 

( Newberry, 11. 

( Newbury, 11. 

New England, 11, 24, 25, 48, 90, 124, 125. 
New England Courant, 97. 
Newgate, 3, 13, 28, 40, 83, 106, 113, 
Newgrove, 46. 
New Hampshire, 98, 112. 
New meeting-house, 20, 127. 
New Mylne, 91. 
New State House, 99. 
New York, 100. 
Noddle's Island, 106. 
North Battery, The, 124, 
North End, 125. 
North End Coffee House, 125. 
Norton, 75. 
Nova Scotia, 75, 

( Nowel, 43, 

} Nowell, 103, 
Noyes, 95. 
Nutter, 31, 



Odlin, 35, 87, 

Offley, 34, 87. 

Old Corner Book Store, 98. 

Old Feather Store, 92. 

Old Meetin? House, 4, 23, 100. 

Old SUte liouse, 99 



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r Oliver, 2, 3, 9, 11, 15, 21, 23, 24, 32, 37, 39, 
41, 47, 59, 61, 6^, 67, 76, 79, 82, 86, 90, 

I lOJ, 101, 102, 104, 116. 

[Ollivci-, 4. 
Olivui's Dock, 102. 
Ormsbie, 30. 
Otis, 98. 
Oxcnbridge, 69. 
Oxnard, 84. 



Paddock, 84. 
Paddy, 90. 
Page, 41, 76. 
Paige, 79. 
Paine, 43, 126. 

Painter, 18, 19, 32, 40, 43, 45, 67, 85, 93. 
Palmer,36,37, 79, 80, 82. 
Palmer's Warehouse, 95. 
Palmes, 110. 

Parker, 4, 13, 15, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 
31, 33, 37, 39, 41, 42, 64, 70, 71, 76, 79, 84, 
91, 98, lOJ, 1 13, 114, 120, 15^3. 
Parliamentary Army, 83. 
Parsons, 4, 23, 3-', lul. 
Pasmer, 10, 11, 127. 
Passmore, 127. 
Pasture, Middlccott, 112. 
ISewall's, 120. 
Soulhack's, 111. 
Stanley's, 119, 126. 
The great, 119. 
Pease, 6, 14, 1<J, 23, 43, 110, 113, 115, 116. 
Peirce, see Pierce. 
Pell, 3, 27, 69, 76, 79, 120. 
Pelton, 34, 87. 
Pemberton, 95, 112. 
Pembcrton gq., 112. 
Pen, 4, 15, 2J, 27, 28, 46, 69, 115. 
Penn, 59, 09, 76, 79, 1U7, 116. 
Penniman, 13. 
Pepes, 31,32, 33. 
PepperroU, 79. 
Pepys, 70, 71. 
Perry, 2, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 40, 44, 47, 83, 

84,85,90. 
Phear, 70. 

Phillips, 7. 16, 20, 43, 45, 46, 47, 89, 102, 103, 
112, 119, 127, 128. 

( Phippeni, 3, 11, 41, 46, 47, 125. 

I Phippeny, 90. 
Phips, 120, 124. 

i Pierce, 1, 9, 10, 15, 21, 22, 41, 42, 90, 104, 106. 

j Peirce, 90. 
Pitts, 95. 

Place, Baldwin, 91. 
Chauncy, 80. 
Exchange, 100. 
Hamilton, 84. 
Kowe, 87. 
Platform, 95. 
Piatt, 61. 
Plimley, 31. 
Point Windmill, 78. 
Pollard, 70. 
Pond, Mill, 2. 
Pond, The, 81. 
Pond, Wheeler's, 82. 
Pope, 29, 30, 31, 37, 42, 83. 

( Pormort, 45. 

} I'ortmort, 19. 
Porter, 24, 28, 38, 77, 78, 92. 
Post Office, New, 102. 
Powell, 24. 
Prescott, 80. 
Prince, 75. 

Prison Grarden, 25, 98. 
Prison Yard, 24, 25, 98. 
Prison, The, 26. 
Province House, 83, 85. 
Public Garden, 67. 
Granary, 84. 



( Pullen poynt, 1, 
) Pulling point, 15. 
Purton, 30, 37, 82. 



B. 



Rainsford, 34, 87. 
Rand, 95. 
Randall, 9.3. 
Rashley, 41. 

Rawlins, 10, 16, 47, 126, 127. 
Rawson, 25, 43, 83, 95. 
( Reading, 35, 87. 
} Readinge, 35. 
Reed, 112. 

4 Reinolds, 21. 28, 36, 37, 41, 45. 
i Reynolds, 41, 76. 
Revere House, 113. 
Rhode Island, 70,76,98. 
Rice, 3, 27, 76, 79. 
Richards, 124. 
Richardson, 22, 36, 37, 45,79,80, 81, 82, 84, 

107. 
Right, 95. 

River, Charles, 2, 18, 25, 119. 
Merriraaok, 11. 
Monotacut, 19. 
Monotaquid, 7. 
Monotaquit, 5, 9, 15, 29. 
Monotoquit, 9. 
Muddy, 2, 7, 14, 18, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 

34, 35. 
Newbury, 11. 

The, 5, 7, 15, 16, 20, 23, 32, 46, 71, 116, 
119. 
Roberts, 28. 
Robinson, 101. 
Rocke, 103. 

Rocky ground, 8, 9, 19, 29. 
Roe, 34, 64. 
Roaers Building, 98. 
j Root, 64. 

} Roote, 14, ^0, 34, 64. 
Round Marsh, 04. 
Rowe, 64, 80, 87. 
Ptoxbury, 2, 41, 59, 62, 76, 91. 
Roxbury creek, 59. 
Roxbury gate, 59. 
Ruck, 16. 

( Ruggle, 13, 28, 30, 31. 
} Ruggles, 40, 70, 71, 91. 
Ryder, 126. 



Sabine, 79. 
Salem, 17, 43, 104. 

J Saltonstall, 17. 

1 SaltonstoU, 12. 
Salter, 26, 34, 64. 
Sanderson, 80. 

( Sanfford, 30. 

) Saiiford, 12, 13, 25, 69, 113, 114. 
Sargent, 98. 

( Savadge, 8, 19, 29. 

I Savage, 9, 16, 18, 19, 21, 29, 46, 92, 96, 98, 

( 106, 124, 125, 127. 
School Uouse, 75. 
School North Grammar, 125. 
Scollay, 100, 124. 
ScoUay Square, HI. 

S Scot, 2 !, 27, 28, 37. 

I Scott, 4, 22, 23, 37, 69, 76, 79, 100. 
Scotland, 109. 

Scotto, 1, 13, 11, 19. 25, 29, 30, 32. 
Scottow, 69, 70, 75, 90, 92,97, 99, 112, 113,114. 
Scudder, 98. 
Seabancke, The, 123. 

S Seaberry, 6, 22, 123. 

I Seabury, 46, 123, 

i Search, 65. 

) Serch, 35.65. 
Sear's Building, 98. 



Index. 



135 



S Sedgwick, 25, 98. 
} Sedgwicke, 25, 26, 34, 64. 
S Selleck, 4, 39, 40. 

} Sellick, 4, 21, 22, 31, 70, 89, 92, 104, 115. 
Sergeant, 83, 109. 
Bewail, 70, 78, SO, 82, 89, 95, 96, 110, 111, 112, 

119, 120. 
Bewails Diary, 82. 
Bhapley, 86. 
( Shaw, 18, 19, 119. 
} Sliawe, 92. 
Sliawmut av., 65. 
Sbcaffe, 103, 109, 
Sherman, 2, 27, 29, 31, 37, 42, 59, 70, 71, 76, 

81, 101,107. 
Shippen, 111,127. 
Shirley, 97. 

i Shoare, 11, 12, 83, 128. 
} Shore, 5, 9, 12, 22, 77, 89, 123. 
Shrimpton, 40, 47, 69, 83, 96. 103. 
Shurtleff, SO, 83, 89, 91, 92, 96, 99, 100, 101, 

103, 109, 120. 
Sibley, 94. 
Sinet, 2, 15, 35, 87. 
Small shops, 95. 
Smibert, 97. 
Smith, 2, 6, 7, 37, 42, 44, 48, 84, 86, 99, 104, 109, 

110. 
Smyth, 107. 
( Snow, 33, 61, 62. 
) Snowe, 2. 
Snow's orchard, 61. 
Somersetshire, 101. 
Bouthack, 111. 
Souther, 21. 
South Wind-mill, 78. 
South Writing-School, 86. 
Sparhawk, 6.5. 
Speakman, 80. 
Spectacle Island, 33. 
Spring, The, 24. 
Spring, The great, 101. 
Sprinsgate, The, 2, 4, 23. 
Spring-gate, 101, 102, 107. 
Spring Uouse, 113. 
Spoone, 3. 

Spoore, 2, 16, 24, 27, 76, 77, 79, 83, 101, 107. 
Sauare, The, 126. 
Stanbury, 92. 
Staniford, 112, 116. 

i Stanley, 1, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 39, 41, 96, 
} 97, 119, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128. 
( Stanly, 10. 
Starbuck, 31. 

State House, 69, 98, 99, 102. 
States Arms, 96. 
Steel, 84. 

I Steevenson, 28, 41. 
} Stevenson, 28, 37, 76, 92. 
Stevens, 1-J7. 
Stillman, 17. 

Stoddard, 3, 20, 40, 81, 84, 103, 104, 106, 109. 
Stokes, 81). 
Stone, 103. 

Stoughton, 4, 40, 93, 109, 113, 115. 
Straine, 40, 47, 90. 
St ration, 16. 

St. Andrew's Lodge, 109. 
Street, Batterymarch, 107. 

Beach, 8T. 

Beacon, 69, 70, 71, 75, 91, 112. 

Bedford, 78, 81, 82, 86, 87. 

Bonnet, 65, 125. 

Bowdoln, 112. 

Boylston, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 86. 

Brattle, 97. 

Bromlield, 83. 

Buttolph. 72. 

Cambridge, 71, 72, 91, HI, 112, 113, 115. 

Castle, .VJ, 65. 

Centriebill, 14, 15. 

Gentry Hill, 14, 96, 97. 

Chambers, 116. 

Chardon, 114. 



Street, Charles, 70, 119. 
Charter, 119, 120. 
Chauncy, 87. 
Clark, 124. 
Clough, 63. 
Commercial, 123. 
Congress, 100, 101. 
Court, 93, 96, 97, 99, 111. 
Cove, 3. 
Cross, 89. 

Devonshire, 99, 100, 101, 103. 
Dover, 59. 
Elm, 92, 93, 94. 
Essex, 86, 87. 
Exchange, 103. 
Exeter, 87. 
Federal, 79. 
j Fort, 77, 107. 
I Forrt, 2. 
Franklin. 79. 
Green, 113. 
Gridley, 77. 
Hancock, 72. 
Hanover, 89, 91, 92, 93, 97, 109, 110, 

111, 115, 119, 123, 124, 126, 128. 
Harvard, 65. 
Hawley, 76, 78, 80, 
High, 78, 79. 
Hollis, 65. 
Holyoke, 68. 
Howard, 111. 
Hull, 119, 120. 
Hutchinson, 77. 
Kilby, 99, 100, 106. 
King, 104. 
Kingston, 81,87. 
Leverett, 113, 115. 
Lindall, 100. 
Marshall, 90. 
Mason, 86. 

Milk,75, 76, 77, 78, 81, 101. 
Mill, 120. 
Mt. Vernon, 70. 
Myrtle, 72. 
Newbury, 80. 
North, 92, 123, 124, 127. 
N. Centre, 90. 
Market, 92, 100. 
Russell, 116. 
Parraenter, 128. 
Pearl, 77. 
Pitts, 115. 
Pond, 81. 

Portland, 109, 110, 115. 
Prince, 119, 12G. 
Purchase, 77. 
Richmond, 127, 128. 
Rowe, 87. 
Salem, 119, 120. 

School, 75, 82, 83, 84, 97, 99, 100. 
Short, 81. 
Somerset, 69, 112. 
South, 77, 78. 
S. Market, 106. 
Spruce, 70. 
State, 98, 99, 103, 104. 
Sudbury, 3, 4, 13, 14, 21, 40, 97, 110, 

111, 11.3, 115. 
Summer, 76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 94. 
The Cove, 3. 

Fort, 37, 41, 76, 77. 

Fortt, 2. 

Great, 104. 

High, 2, 8, 19, 23, 26, 30, 33, 35, 
36, :i7, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 
61, 76, 82,83, 86. 

Long, 86. 

Main, 65 

Market, 3. 

Mill, 8, 35, 37, 38, 78, 79, 82. 

Millne,39. 

New, 40, 103. 

Water, 3,40, 101. 
Tremont, 62, 63, 65, 69, 75, 84, 85, 97. 



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City Document No. 46. — Part 2. 



Street, Union, 92, 109. 

"Washington, 61, 62, 63,65, 76, 81, 82, 
84, 85, 86, 87, 92. 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
100, 101, 102, 103, 112. 
Water, 99, 101, 102. 
West, 82, 85, 86. 
Winter, 84, 85. 
Sturgis, 69. 
Swamp, 128. 
Hwan, 66. 
Swansea, 94. 
( Sweet, 123, 124, 127. 
\ Sweete, 5, 6, 11, 22, 29, 41, 46, 123. 
I Symonds, 14. 
j Symons, 1, 9, 10, 21, 39, 92. 
( Synderland, 28, 29, 84, 85, 103, 127. 
\ Synderlant, 23. 



T. 

Tailer, 93. 

Talbott, 48. 

Talmage, 33, 34, 61, 63. 

Talrnidgc, 2. 

Tanton, 40. 

Tapping, 26, 27, 83, 97. 

Taunton, 81, 84. 

Tavern, Admir.al Vernon, 104. 

Bunch of Grapes, 100, 125. 

Castle, 94, 107, 125. 

Cromwell's Head, 75. 

Geortce, 94. 

Globe, 125. 

Green Dragon, 109. 

Indian Queen, 83. 

King's Arms, 96. 

King's Head, 125. 

L.amb, 86. 

Lion, 86. 

Royal Exchange, 103. 

Ship, lib. 

States Arms, 96, 104. 

Sun, 95. 
Tcffe. 78. 
Teft, 8, 38, 78. 
Thacher, 69. 
Thomas, 24, 92. 
( Thompson, 8, 80, 124. 
j Tompson, 75. 
Thwing, 3,13, 14,40,97. 
Ticlvnor, 80. 
Tilley, 106. 
Tinclicr, 102. 

{Ting, 11, 17,43,45,94. 
Tinge, 43, 94. 
Tyng, 2, 3, 13, 16, 17, 18, 21, 28, 90, 92, 94, 
96, 104, 111. 
Tynge, 1, 24. 
Towne Records, 70, 91. 
Townsend, 31, 37, 40, 42, 69, 84. 
Town's wiiy. The, 104. 
Toy, 19. 
Transcript, 71. 
Tremont Row, 111. 
Trotmau, 91. 
Trott, 61. 
< Truesdaile, 24. 
I Trucsdale, 25. 28, 30. 70, 98. 
Turner, 13, 24, 25, 26, 27, 38, 44, 46, 69, 70, 76, 

77, 78, 79, 96, 97, 102, 115, 116. 
Turrell, 120, 128. 
Tuttill, 80. 

Tuttle, 7, 8, 38, 39, 78, 124. 
Tyler, 95. 



u. 

■Underbill, 93. 

Upsall, 127. 

Usher, 4, 5, 41,61, 103, 112. 



V. 



Valley Acre, 111. 
Vane, 111. 
Vardy. 103. 
Vassal!, 80, 81, 111, ] 
Veazie, 63. 
Venner, 104. 
Vergoose, 85. 
Vernon's Head, 104. 
Vetch, 84. 

( Viall, 81. 

\ Vyal, 125. 

( Vyall, 39, 43. 



w. 

Wainwright, 86. 

Waite, 20, 28, 36, 37, 39, 47, 76, 79, 80, 81, 83, 

100. 
Wadsworth, 125. 
Wakefield, 120, 127. 
Walcott, 112. 
Waldo, 106, 112. 
Waldron, 63. 

Walker, 17, 33, 34, 62, 63, 64, 65, 92. 
Wall, 111. 
Walley, 101. 
Ward, 26, 27, 107. 
Wardwell, 110. 
Warehouse, 95. 
Warren, 110. 
Washington, 75. 
Washington Gardens, 86. 
Watch-house, 95. 
Water-line, The, 103, 110, 115. 
Water Mill, The, 10, 90, 91. 
Watring place, 35. 
M^itters, 91. 
Way, The, 10, 12, 128. 

( Waymoutb,45. 

I Weymouth, 90. 
Weatherhead, 100. 

f Web, 19. 

Webb, 6, 7, 15, 17, 21, 23, 29, 32, 79, 85, 86. 
i 94,100,101,102,104,106. 

LWeebb,4. 
Weekes, 16. 

( Welles, 63. 

I Wells, 22, 89. 
Wendell, 85, 97. 

Werdall, 5, 9, 11, 15, 18,19, 29, 89. 
West Indies, 124. 
Wharfe, The, 42. 
Wharf, Clark's, 125. 
Wharf, Woodmancy's, 95. 
Wharf, Scarlet's, 125. 
Wheeler, 35, 81, 82. 
White, 36, 81. 
Whitman, 102. 
Whitmore, 96, 102, 111, 112. 

( Wiborne, 45, 82. 

/ Wibourne, 45. 
Wicks, 6, 41. 
Wilke.lOl. 
Wilkes, 112. 
Willard, 31. 
William, 7. 
Williams, 26, 39, 44, 70, 71, 75, 97. 

( Willis, 18, 19, 44, 45, 93. 

/ Wyllis, 84. 
Willougbby, 84. 
Willson. 102. 

Wilson, 2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 28, 
30, 35, 41, 42, 69, 70, 71, 72, 78, 86, 91, 
93,97,103, 106, 111,123. 
Winbourno, 123. 

Windmill, The. .30, 78, 79, 119, 120, 128. 
Windmill, Tuthill's, 79. 
Windsor Castle, 120. 
Wing, 19, 23, 32, 40, 71, 85, 94, 96. 
Winnisimet ferry, 123. 

Winsor, 65, 69, 78, 83, 86, 89, 90, 91, 93, 104, 
106, 115, 123. 



Index. 



137 



r Winthrop, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 15, 


19, 22, 24, 


25, 


Wriifht, 18, 30, 61. 


32, 35, 3<J, 40, 41, 75, 100, 


101, 102, 


103, 


Wyard, 86. 


{ 107, 112, 125. 






Wyllis, sec "Willis. 


Winthropo, 24. 








Winthropp, 1, 4, 32. 








Woodbridge, C4, 103. 








Woodhouse, 38, 39, 43, 78, 81. 








Woodmansy, 75, 127. 








( Woodwar, 37. 






Yale, 111. 


} Woodward, 14, 15, 26, 27, 30 


33, 34, 35 


36, 


Yale College, IIU 


/ 40, 43, 47, 65, 78, 82, 84, 86. 87. 107. 




Yeo, 45. 


Wormall, 42. 






Yow, 45. 



SEKIES OF 

Plans of Bostoi^ 

SHOWING 

EXISTING WAYS AND OWNERS OF PKOPEETY 

1630-1635-1640-1645. 

Compiled by GEORGE LAMB, 



FROM TOWN RECORDS, BOOK OF POSSESSIONS, MASSACHUSETTS BAY 

RECORDS, savage's WINTHROP, LECHFORD'S DIARY, 

ASPIN wall's notarial RECORDS 

AND 

SUFFOLK COUNTY DEEDS. 



SCALE, ABOUT 600 FEET TO AN INCH. 




BOSTON: 

MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE. 

1905. 






This series of plans of the Town of Boston is the result 
of a great amount of research, and presents in a most in- 
teresting manner the growth of the Town from the lirst 
settlement to 1645. 

The plan dated Deccmlxn- 2o, 1645, while in the main 
correct, does not show all the transfers made din-ing that 
year, as will be seen by consulting Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 1, 
as noted in the introduction to the Book of Possessions 
(Volume 2 of the Boston Records), the first 111 pages of 
which were written by William Aspinwall prior to tiie 10th 
month, 1645. 

The numbers on the i)lans follow the original pagination 
of the Hook of Possessions. 

On the plan of 1630 the lot inarked S should have been 
assigned to Thomas Sharp. 

These i)lans show the old peninsula of Boston ; con- 
sequently the allotments at the " field end next Roxbury " 
do not appear. 

The New Field was located at the west part of the town 
in the angle bounded by the present Cambridge street, and 
exten(Ung through Lynde and Leverett streets to Ilaugh's 
Point. The principal town landing was at the head of the 
cove or dock, around which Valentine IJill's highway was 
laid out in 1641. Stieet names were not given until a later 
period, though the present Washington street was known as 
the "High street, the great street or highway to Roxbury." 

Other allotments were made at Rumney Marsh (Chelsea), 
Mt. WoUaston ((^uincy), and Muddy River (Brookline). 

Ownership and transfers of many lots between the periods 
shown by the plans are not noted. 

E. W. McGlenen, 

City liegistrar. 

Boston, 1905. 



16 30 



A 


1 o ^ 

— John Winthrop, Gov. 


53- 


- Edward Bendell. 


B 


— William Coddington. 


57 - 


- WiUiam Hudson, Sr 


C 


— William Balston. 


58- 


- Robert Scott. 


D 


— Robert Harding. 


59=*- 


- Thomas Matson. 


E 


— AVilliam Brenton. 


71 - 


- James Penn. 


R 


— Miles Redding. 


73- 


- Zaccheus Bosworth. 


S- 


— Robert Sharp. 


77 - 


- William Aspinwall. 


T 


— John Underbill. 


85- 


- William Colbron. 


W 


— William Cbeesel)rough. 


85"- 


- Edward Belcher. 


X 


— William Blackstone. 


86 - 


- William Talmage. 


8 


— Edward Gibbons. 


86"- 


- Robert Walker. 


11 


— Revd. John Wilson. 


89 - 


- Garret Bourne. 


17 


— Henry Pease. 


89"- 


- John Crauwell. 


26 


— Samuel Cole. 


90 - 


- Edward Rains ford. 


40 


— John Biggs. 


93- 


- John Odlin. 


41 


— James Brown. 


107 - 


- William Lytherland. 


43'-^ 


— Thomas Fairweather. 




Giles Firman. 


44 


— John Glover. 




John Mills. 


45 


— William Hudson, Jr. 







'■^ 



■<i 



i/ll 



1635 



1635 



A - 


— John Wintbrop, Gov. 


24- 


— .John Oliver. 


B- 


— William Coddington. 


24- 


— Thomas Savage. 


C- 


— William Balston. 


25 - 


- William Werdall. 


D- 


— Robert Harding. 


25" 


— Edmund Grosse. 


E- 


— William Brenton. 


26 - 


— Samuel Cole. 


G- 


— "First Church. 


27 


— Thomas Marshall. 


R- 


— Miles Redding. 


33 


— Nathaniel Chappell. 


T - 


— John Underbill. 


34- 


— James Hawkins. 


X 


— William Blackstone. 


36 


— Robert Meeres. 


5 - 


— Richard Bellingham 


38 


— Benjamin Thwing. 


6 - 


— Thomas Fowle. 


39 


— .Joshua Scotto. 


8 - 


— Edward Gibbons. 


39 


— Wilbam Wilson. 


"8" 


— Atherton Haugh. 


40 


— John Biggs. 


9 ■ 


— Rev. John Cotton. 


40 


— Alexander Beck. 


lo- 


— Robert Keayne. 


41 


— James Brown. 


ll 


— Rev. John Wilson. 


42 


— Thomas Buttolph. 


12 


— John Newgate. 


43'-^ 


— Thomas Fairweather 


l¥ 


— Daniel Maud. 


43 


— Christopher Stanley. 


13 


— Thomas Oliver. 


44 


— John Glover. 


14 


— Thomas Leverit. 


44 


— Hugh Gunnison. 


H 


— Edmund Jackson. 


45 


— William Hudson, Jr. 


15 


— John Mellows. 


45 


— George Burden. 


15 


— William Copp. 


46 


— Sarah Knight. 


16 


— Gabriel Fish. 


48 


— John Button. 


17 


— Henry Pease. 


48 


— George Hunne. 


19 


— Walter Merry. 


49 


— Nicholas Willis. 


19" 


— John Davies. 


50 


— James Everill. 


20 


— William Beamsley. 


51 


— John Coggan. 


20" 


Tames Johnson. 


51 


— Gov. John Leverit. 


21 


— Richard Tuttle. 


53 


— Edward Bendell. 


23 


— John Jackson. 


54 


— James Oliver. 



Plans of Boston, 1635. 



55 — William Pierce. 

56 — Isaac Grosse. 

57 — William Hudson, Sr. 

58 — Robert Scott. 

58 — William Parsons. 
59a — Thomas Matsou. 

59 — James Davis. 

60 — Richard Fairbanks. 

60 — William Corser. 

61 — Philemon Pormot. 

62 — Richard Truesdale. 

eS'' — Robert Turner, Vintner, 

63 — Richard Hutchinson. 

63 — Robert Sedgwick. 

64 — Thomas Scotto. 

65 — Richard Tappan, 

66 — Benjamin Gillom. 

67 — Nathaniel Woodward. 

67 — John Compton. 

68 — Edward Hutchinson. 

68 — Richard Sherman. 

69 — William Pell. 

70 — Robert Rice. 

71 — James Penn. 

71 — John Kenrick. 

72 — Nicholas Parker. 

72 — Nathaniel Bishop. 

73 — Zaccheus Bosworth. 

74 — Richard Cooke. 

77 - — Wilham A spin wall. 
77 — Thomas Grubb. 
79 — Edward Jacklin. 

79 — William Town send. 

80 — Robert Blott. 



81 
82 
83 
83 
85 
85^ 
86 
86 
87 



89 

89 

90 

93 

96 

97 

100 

101 

103 

104 

104 

105 

106 

107 

107 

108 

109 

109 

110 

K 

M 

P 

S 



Henry Flint. 
Anthony Haj-ker. 
Robert Wing. 
Ralph Mason. 
William C'olhron. 
Edward Belcher. 
William Talmage. 
Robert Walker. 
Ralph Roote. 
Jacob Eliot. 
William Salter. 
Grarrett Bourne. 
John Cranwell. 
Edward Rainsford. 
John OdHn. 
Robert Hull. 
John Marshall. 
Richard Waite. 
Robert Reynolds. 
Gamaliel Waite. 
William Deming. 
Madid Engles. 
Richard Gridley. 
Edward Brown. 
WilUam Lytherland. 
Matthew lyons. 
Thomas Muut. 
Jonathan Negoos. 
Thomas Foster. 
George Griggs. 
Burying Ground. 
Thomas Meekins. 
Prison. 
First School-house. 




BOSTON 

_ showing _ 

EXISTING WATS AND OWNERS 
December'^5, 1635 

- Comp.ledb^ - 

GEORGE LAMB 



1640. 



I 640 



A 


— John Winthrop, Gov. 


19 


— Walter Merry. 


D 


— Robert Harding. 


19 


— John Davies. 


E 


— William Brenton. 


20 


— William Beamsley. 


G 


— First Church. 


20 


— James Johnson. 


K 


— Burying Ground. 


21 


— Richard Tuttle. 


M 


— Thomas Meekins. 


21 


— Bartholomew Cheever. 


P 


— Prison. 


22 


— Nehemiah Bourne. 


S 


— First School-house. 


23 


— John Jackson. 


X 


— Richard Peapes. 


23 


— Thomas Hawkins. 


5 


— Richard Belliugham 


24 


— John Oliver. 


6 


— Thomas Fowls. 


24 


— Thomas Savage. 


7 


— William Hibbins. 


25 


— William Werdall. 


8 


— Edward Gibbons. 


25 


— Edmund Grosse. 


8 


— Atherton Haugh. 


26 


— Samuel Cole. 


9 


— Rev. John Cotton. 


27 


— Thomas Marshall. 


10 


— Robert Keayne. 


27 


— Thomas Clarke, Me 


10 


— William Tyng. 




chant. 


11 


— Rev. John Wilson. 


28 


— .John Lowe. 


11 


— Henry Dunster. 


28 


— Thomas Joy. 


12 


— John Newgate. 


29 


— Richard Rawlins. 


12 


— Daniel Maud. 


30 


— Isaac CuUimore. 


13 


— Thomas Oliver. 


30 


— John My lorn. 


13 


— Robert Howen. 


32 


— Francis Hudson. 


14 


— Thomas Leverit. 


33 


— Nathaniel Chappell. 


14 


— Edmund Jackson. 


33 


— Matthew Chaffee. 


15 


— .John Mellows. 


34 


— James Hawkins. 


15 


— William Copp. 


34 


— John Gallop. 


16 


— Gabriel Fish. 


35 


— William Kirkby. 


17 


— Henry Pease. 


36 


— Richard Sanford. 


17 


— John Sweete. 


36 


— Robert Meeres. 


18 


— John Seabury. 


37 


— Jeremy Houtchin. 


18 


— John Smith. 


37^ 


— Israel Stoughton. 



Plans of Boston, 1640. 



11 



38- 


— Thomas Makepeace. 


58 


38 


— Benjamin Thwiug. 


59 


39 


— Joshua Scotto. 


59 


39 


— William Wilson. 


60 


40 


— John Biggs. 


60 


40 


— Alexander Beck. 


61 


41 


— James Brown. 


61 


42 


— Thomas Buttolph. 


62 


43 


— Christopher Stanley. 


62 


44 


— John Glover. 


63^ 


44 


— Hugh Gunnison. 


63 


45 


— William Hudson, Jr. 


63 


45 


— George Burden. 


64 


46 


— Sarah Knight. 


64 


46 


— Samuel Greames. 


65 


47 


— George Bates. 


65 


47 


— Francis Dowse. 


66 


48 


— John Button. 


66 


48 


— George Hunne. 


67 


49 


— Nicholas Willis. 


67 


49 


— George Barrill. 


68 


50 


— James Everill. 


69 


50 


— Thomas Painter. 


69 


51 


— John Coggan, 


70 


51 


— Gov. John Leverit. 


71 


52 


— William Franklin. 


71 


53 


— Edward Bendell. 


72 


54 


— James Oliver. 


72 


54 


— Edward Tyng. 


73 


55 


— William Pierce. 


74 


55 


— David Sellick. 


75 


56 


— Isaac Grosse. 


75 


56 


— William Davis, Jr. 


76 


57 


— William Hudson, Sr. 


76 


57 


— William Davis, Sr. 


77 


58 


— Robert Scott. 


77 



AV'iUiam Parsons. 
Henry AVebb. 
James Davies. 
Richard Fairbanks. 
AYilliam Corser. 
Philemon Pormot. 
Richard Parker. 
Richard Truesdale. 
Valentine Hill. 
Robert Turner, Vintner, 
Richard Hutchinson. 
Robert Sedgwick. 
Thomas Scotto. 
Henry Messinger. 
Richard Tapping. 
Richard Croychley. 
Benjamin Gillom. 
Benjamin Ward. 
Nathaniel Woodward. 
John Compton. 
Richard Sherman. 
William Pell. 
John S poo re. 
Robert Rice. 
John Kenrick. 
James Penn. 
Nicholas Parker. 
Nathaniel Bishop. 
Zaccheus Bosworth. 
Richard Cooke. 
John Lugg. 
Arthur Perry. 
Francis Lyle. 
Thomas Millard. 
William Aspinwall. 
■ Thomas Grubb. 



12 



Plans of Boston, 1640. 



78 


— Edmund Dennis. 


95 


— John Hurd. 


78 


— Ephraim Pope. 


95 


— AYilliam Blantaine. 


79 


— Edward Jacklin. 


96 


— Job Judkins. 


79 


— William Townsend. 


96 


— Robert Hull, Mast- 


80 


— Jane Parker. 




maker. 


80 


— Robert Blott. 


97 


— John Marshall. 


81 


— Henry Flint. 


97 


— Nathaniel Woodward 


81 


— Thomas Flint. 


98 


— Richard Hogg. 


82 


— Anthony Harker. 


98 


— Nathaniel Eaton. 


82 


— Thomas Clark, Black- 


99 


— Francis East. 




smith. 


100 


— Richard Waite. 


83 


— Robert Wing. 


100 


— Edward Fletcher. 


83 


— Ralph Mason. 


101 


— Robert Reynolds. 


84 


— Richard Carter. 


101 


— John Palmer, Jr. 


85 


— William Colbron. 


102 


— John Palmer, Sr. 


85 


— i^dward Belcher. 


103 


— Gamaliel Waite. 


86 


— William Talmage. 


103 


— Benjamin Negoos. 


86 


— Robert Walker. 


104 


— William Demiug. 


87 


— Ralph Roote. 


104 


— Madid Engles. 


87 


— William Brisco. 


105 


— Richard Gridley. 


88 


— Jacob Eliot. 


106 


— Edward Brown. 


88 


— William Salter. 


106 


— Nicholas Baxter. 


89 


— Garret Bourne. 


107 


— William Lytherland. 


89 


— John Cranwell. 


107 


— Matthew lyons. 


90 


— Edward Rains ford. 


108 


— Thomas Munt. 


90 


— David Off ley. 


108 


— William Teft. 


91 - 


— Owen Roe. 


109 


— Jonathan Negoos. 


92 - 


— Griffith Bowen. 


109 


— Thomas Foster. 


93 


— Walter Sinet. 


110 


— George Griggs. 


93 


— John Odlin. 


110 


— Richard Woodhouse. 


94 


— Thomas Wheeler. 


111 


— Thomas Bell. 


94 


— Robert Woodward. 


111 


— Richard Hollich. 




?lanor 

BOSTON 

_ showing _ 

EXISTING WATS AND OWNERS 
Decii^er^S, 1640 

- Compiled by - 

OEORGE LAMB 



1645 



645 



A 


— John Winthrop, Gov. 


17 


— John Sweete. 


D- 


— Robert Harding. 


IS 


— John Seabury. 


E 


— William Brenton. 


18 


— John Smith. 


G- 


— First Church. 


19 


— Walter Merry. 


K 


— Burying Ground. 


19 


— John Davies. 


M - 


— Thomas Meekins. 


20 


— William Beamsley. 


P 


— Prison. 


20 


— James Johnson. 


S 


— First School-house. 


21 


— Richard Tuttle. 


X 


— Richard Peapes. 


21 


— Bartholomew Cheever. 


5 


— Richard Belhngham. 


22 


— Nehemiah Bourne. 


6 


— Thomas Fowle. 


22 


— John Arnold. 


7 


— William Hibbins. 


23 


— John Jackson. 


8 


— Edward Gibbins. 


23 


— Thomas Hawkins. 


8 


— Atherton Haugh. 


24 


— John Oliver. 


9 


— Rev. John Cotton. 


24 


— Thomas Savage. 


10 


— Robert Keayne. 


25 


— William Werdall. 


10 


— William Tyng. 


25 


— Edmund Grosse. 


11 


— Rev. John Wilson. 


26 


— Samuel Cole. 


11 


— Henry Dunster. 


26 


— John Hill, Blacksmith 


12 


— John Newgate. 


27 


— Thomas Marshall. 


12 


— Daniel Maud. 


27 


— Thomas Clarke, Me 


13 


— Thomas Oliver. 




chant. 


13 


— Robert Howen. 


28 


— John Lowe. 


13^ 


— Nicholas Shapleigh. 


28 


— Thomas Joy. 


14 


— Thomas Leverit. 


29 


— Richard Rollins. 


U 


— Edmund Jackson. 


29 


— Henry Symons. 


15 


— John Mellows. 


30 


— Isaac Cullimore. 


15 


— WilHam Copp. 


30 


— John Mylom . 


16 


— Gabriel Fish. 


31 


— Bartholomew Passmer. 


16 


— P^dward Goodwin. 


31 


— David Phippini. 


17 


— Henry Pease. 


32 


— Francis Hudson. 



Plans of Boston, 1645. 



15 



32 - 


— John Cole. 


50 — 


33- 


— Nathaniel Chappell. 


51 — 


33 - 


- Matthew Chaffee. 


51 — 


34- 


— James Hawkins. 


52 — 


34- 


— John Gallop. 


52 — 


35 - 


- AVilliam Kirkby. 


53 — 


35- 


- Sampson Shoav. 


53 — 


36 - 


- Eichard Sanford. 


54 — 


36- 


- Robert Meeres. 


54 — 


37- 


- Jeremy Houtchin. 


55 — 


37'^- 


- Israel Stoughton. 


55 — 


37 - 


- Henry Fane. 


56 — 


38- 


- Thomas Makepeace. 


56 — 


38 - 


- Benjamin Thwing. 


57 — 


39 - 


- Joshua Scotto. 


57 — 


39- 


- William Wilson. 


58 — 


40- 


- John Biggs. 


5.S — 


40 - 


- Alexander Beck, 


59 — 


41 - 


- James Brown. 


59 — 


41 - 


- Thomas Hawkins. 


60 — 


42 - 


- Thomas Buttolph. 


60 — 


43- 


- Christopher Stanley. 


(;i — 


44 - 


- John Glover. 


61 — 


44- 


- Hugh Gunnison. 


62 — 


45 - 


- William Hudson, Jr. 


62 — 


45 - 


- George Burden. 


63^^— 


46 - 


- Sarah Knight. 


63 — 


46 - 


- Samuel Greames. 


63 — 


47 - 


- George Bates. 


64 — 


47 - 


- Francis Dowse. 


64 — 


48 - 


- .John Button. 


65 — 


48- 


- George Hunne. 


65 — 


49 - 


- Nicholas AVillis. 


66 — 


49 - 


- George Barrill. 


66 — 


50- 


- James Everill. 


67 — 




* Probably did 


not come. 



Thomas Painter. 
John Coggan. 
Gov. John Leverit. 
WilUam Franklin. 
Robert Nash. 
Edward Bendell. 
*George Foxcroft. 
James Oliver. 
Edward T3'ng. 
William Pierce. 
David Sellick. 
Isaac Grosse. 
William Davis, Jr. 
William Hudson, Sr. 
William Davis, Sr. 
Robert Scott. 
William Parsons. 
Henry Webb. 
James Davies. 
Richard Fairbanks. 
William Corser. 
Philemon Pormot. 
Richard Parker. 
Richard Truesdale. 
Valentine Hill. 
Robert Turner, Vintner. 
Richard Hutchinson. 
Robert Sedgwick. 
Thomas Scotto. 
Henry Messinger. 
Richard Tapping. 
Richard Croj^chley. 
Benjamin Gillom. 
Benjamin Ward. 
Nathaniel Woodward. 



16 



Plans of Boston, 1645. 



67 — John Comptou. 

68 — Richard Sherman, 

68 — Edward Hutchinson. 

69 — William Pell. 

69 — .John Spoore. 

70 — Robert Rice. 

70 — William Dinsdale. 

71 — John Kenrick. 

71 — .James Penn. 

72 — Nicholas Parker. 

72 — Nathaniel Bishop. 

73 — Zaccheus Bos worth, 

73 — John Stevenson. 

74 — Richard Cooke. 

74 — John Synderland. 

75 — John Lugg. 

75 — Arthur Perry. 

76 — Francis Lyle. 

76 — Thomas Millard. 

77 — WiUiam Aspinwall. 

77 — Thomas Grubb. 

78 — Edmund Dennis. 

78 — Ephraim Pope. 

79 — Edward Jacklin. 

79 — William Townsend. 

80 — Jane Parker. 

80 — Robert Blott. 

81 — Henry Flint. 

81 — Thomas Flint. 

82 — Anthony Harker. 

82 — Thomas Clark, Black- 

smith. 

83 — Robert Wing. 

83 — Ralph Mason. 

84 — Richard Carter. 
84 — Jacob Leger. 



85 — William Colbron. 

85 — Edward Belcher. 

86 — William Talmage. 

86 — Robert Walker. 

87 ^ Ralph Roote. 

87 — William Brisco. 

88 — Jacob Eliot. 

88 — William Salter. 

89 — Garret Bourne. 

89 — John Cranwell. 

90 — Edward Rainsford. 

90 — David Offley, 

91 — John Pelton. 

92 — Griff eth Bowen. 

92 — Clement Cole. 

93 — Walter Sinet. 

93 — John Odlin. 

94 — Thomas Wheeler. 

94 — Robert Woodward 

95 — John Hurd. 

95 — William Blantaine. 

96 — Job Judkins. 

96 — Robert Hull, Mast- 

maker. 

97 — John Marshall, 

97 — Nathaniel Woodward. 

98 — Richard Hogg. 

98 — Nathaniel Eaton. 

99 — Francis East. 
99 _ Charity White. 

100 — Richard Waite. 

100 — Edward Fletcher. 

101 — Robert Reynolds. 

101 — John Palmer, Jr. 

102 — John Palmer, Sr. 
102 — Amos Richardson. 



Plans of Boston, 1645. 



17 



103 
103 

104 
104 
105 
105 
106 
106 
107 
107 



Gamaliel Waite. 
Benjamin Negoos. 
William Deming. 
Madid Engles. 
Richard Gridley. 
John Harrison. 
Edward Brown. 
Nicholas Baxter. 
William Lytherland. 
Matthew lyons. 



108 — Thomas iNIunt. 

108 — William Teft. 

109 — Jonathan Negoos. 

109 — Thomas Foster. 

110 — George Griggs. 

110 — Richard Woodhouse. 

111 —Thomas Bell. 
HI — Richard HoUich. 

112 — Christopher Lawson. 




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