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BMtrHSONiAM DEPOSIT 



TOWN RECORDS 



OF 



ALEM, MASSACHUSETTS 



VOLUME III 



1680-1691 




SALEM, MASS. 

THE ESSEX INSTITUTE 
1934 



JUN29 1942 



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SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



Towjf Meeti^tgs, Volume III. 



[2] Cap* George Corwin is D' 

1677 To money ordered p"^ y" Committee 40' 

other paye 3 : 00 : 00 

24: 9: 80 To rec' of Tho fflint rate paye 0: 16: 0$ 
1680 To a bill to edward fflint for 6:05 

[3] Att a Town metting March 15th 1679/80 
Capt. Geo. Corwin Chosen moderator 
Chosen for Selectmen) 
for y* year Ensuing) 

Cap* Jn° Corwin 60 voates 

Cap' W" Browe 48 

M' Jon' Corwin 39 

M' John Hiffginson 44* 
M' Ph: Cromwell 51 

M' Jo. Porter 39 

John Hathorne 59 

M"" John Higginson Refused ; & m"^ Bartholomew Ged- 
ney being y^ next in Voate, haveing 38 hee is Chosen by 
lifting up of hands to make up the seaven. 

Voated that the selectmen have liberty to gett the towne 
Books 1 1 or records 1 1 transcribed. 

Voated that the Selectmen have liberty & power to 
agree with one or more persons to transcribe the towne 
Books or Records and to paye them out of the towns 
money or Estate for itt as thay shall agree with them. 

Chosen for Constables within the Bridge 
M"" Joseph Hardve sen"" Thomas Ives 

M"- Thomas Gardner Tho: fflint 

Chosen for constables w*^out the bridge 
John Batchelder & John Buxton. 

Voated that the money Gathered by the Committee 
which is aboute fourtey pounds, shall bee for this yeare 
putt into the hands of the Selectmen to dispose of; for 
the Incouragement of any that shall Appeare to discharge 
the townes engagements to M"" John Higginson Minester, 
& Att the End of this Ensuing yeare to delivour itt up 
againe unto y® towne. 

(1) 



2 SALEM TO\V]Sr RECORDS 

Voated that the Selectmen have libertye to chose out 
two men from amouj?ht themselfes; to Joyne with the 
Deacons of the church for the distribution of the money 
given to the poor in the contribution. 

^'^oated that liveteene pound shall be given to M' Ed- 
ward J^orrice, out of the towne rates this years. And if 
hee stands in neede of more, itt is left to the Selectmen 
to AlJow him what shall further bee nessessary out of 
the townes Estate. 

Voated that itt is left to the Selectmen to consider of 
M"" Jonsons proposition, concerning a small percell of 
land Cla}T2ied by Robert foUett, And M"" Jonson saith 
the towne promised should not bee disposed of. 

[4] Voated that Ju° Robinsons case concerning land 
is left to the Selectmen to determine. 

Voated that itt is left to the Selectmen to agree with 
Gilbert Tapley concerning a percell of land (wherin is a 
spring very ISTessesary & convenyent to be layd into the 
Townes Commons) and to paye him soe much more land 
or as much as thay shall gudge Sutable in lew of itt, 
somewhere Adjoining to his owne land wheare hee dwells. 

Voated that the Selectmen have the same power thay 
had the last yeare. 

Att a meeting of the Selectmen March IS*** 1679/80 
being present Cap* Jn" Corwin Cap* W™ Browne L* Ged- 
ney M"^ Philip Cromwell & John Hathorne chosen for 
Survav''s of fences for the ISTorthfeild M"" Ele Gedney & 
W™ Trask within the bridge M"^ Rich. Croad & Pe* 
Chever without the bridge for the glasshouse &c Sam* 
Gaskin & Dan' Southrick and for the South Feild M' 
Ph Cromwell Lt. Pickering and Lt. Jer* ISTeale. 

Ordered that all fences bee made up forthwith and 
none unfinished by the 25 of this Ins* m** 

Chosen for Overseers of the Highwayes from the 
Bridge to the lower end of the towne M"" Tym" Lindoll 
m"" Edward Grove and M*" Tho: maule 
from the Bridge above or without the towne Jos Boyce 
Jun*^ & Jn** Bleuen 

Chosen for the finishing the Gutt by Gilbert Tapleys 
M"" Phill: Cromwell who is heareby fulley Impow'"'^ to 
efi'ect the same & Impress w* hands or teemes may be 
nessesary 



SALEM TOWN^ RECORDS 3 

David Phipeney is chosen sealer of waytes & meas- 
(ures) for this present yeare In presence of constable 
Joseph Hardy. And the s'' constable to give him notice 
thereof, and call him before a majestrate to take his re- 
spective Oath 

Att a metting of the Selectmen being all present April 
5^^ 1680 

Retnrne was made to the Committee at Boston (viz: 
Cap* Jn° Eichards M^ An*^ Stoder & Cap* Tho Brattle 
Concerning the Colledge money, & L* John Pickering 
chosen & sent for that purpose 

Chosen to lay out the land Lett to Edw. flint Jn° Crom- 
well &c (which they hired of the towne) Cap* Jn° Corwin 
W Ph. Cromwell M"" Jon* Corwin & John Hathorne) 
any two of them the 22*^ of this Instant m** being Thurs- 
day, and to vew the land M"" Jonson propownded att the 
towne meeting in March past 

The Hired land was delivoured the day Apoynted 

[5] Cap* John Price & M"" Tym° Lindoll did Engage 
to pave M"" John Higginson (minester) his mnyntenane 
according to the towns engagement, for this yeare ; upon, 
the same conditions or termes itt was payd the two last 
yeares. 

Agreed with Walter Skiner to keepe the towne heard 
of cowes, for three shill^s six pence ^ head to bee pay* 
by the Owners of the sayd cowes, to begin the 21*'' 
Aprill and to continue to the 24 October, and to drive 
them out & Keepe them two days in a weeke towards 
Butts brooke or dogg pond, and see to the extent of our 
Bounds, likewise to provide; & return the bulls againe, 
the towne payeing the Hire of them 

Whearas by long experienc itt is found very Unsutable 
& inconveyent for swine to goe att liberty e in the to^vne, 
and Exceeding hazerdous for the lives & limbes of young 
children to have them goe up & downe in the streetes & 
lanes thereof 

Wee doe therefore order that there shall not any swine 
bee suffered to goe in any streets or lanes of the towne 
from the bridge to the poynt of Kocks And if any swine 
shall bee found contrary to this ord"" within the limraetts 
as abovesayd After the first day of may next Ensuing 
the date heareof ; Itt shall then bee in the libertye of any 



4 s.u-e:m towx hkcords 

person or persons to take them up or kill them wheare- 
soever thay finde them contrary to this order, and shall 
have one halfe part of all swine soe taken or killed by 
them, for there paynes, the Other halfe to the poore of 
the towne. Lik^vise wee doe heareby further order that 
all swine shall bee sufficiently ringed & yoaked that goe 
upon the commons of y® towne whether within the bridge 
or in the more remote parts, att or before the twentyeth 
day of this Instan* m° of Aprill, upon the penaltye of 
five shillings for every swine soe found Contrary to this 
order to bee allowed to any One that shall take them up. 
And for the full Sz effectuall prosecuting of the above sayd 
Order. Wee doe Apoynt & Impower Ruben Gruppy Jn" 
Guppy Jn° Glover Jn*^ Baxter Jn° Milk & Jn° Bly^ And 
doe heareby in his Maj^*^s name require the above named 
persons them and every one of them to see this order 
fulley prosecuted 

Att a metting of the freemen Aprill 11*^ 1680 Chosen 
for Deputyes to Attend the Gen""' Courte for this yeare 
Cap* Wm Browne & M"" Bar*'* Gedney 

Att a metting of the Selectmen Aprell 11*** 1680 all 
present but M' Bar*** Gedney & M"" Israeli Porter 

Wee doe finde that Jn° Preist hath sett out his fence 
into the streete all the bredth of his land and doe order 
that hee forthwith rectyfye it 

Wee finde John Marston sen"" hath sett his fence into 
the streete likewise wee gudge Wm Marston hath taken 
in some of the lane 

[6] Hen""^ Skery Marshall wee gi^dge hath taken in 
some of the towTie land and ISTarrowed the lane goeing 
downe to the planters marsh 

M"" ffran^ Skery hath incloased a lane of the towne by 
the planters marsh; likewise hee hath sett his fence to 
far out by the ferry & soe along by the North river in 
many places which hee must this yeare Bectyfye 

M"" Phillip Cromwell is to straiten his fence of that 
land hee purchased lately of Jn° Massey which land is 
adjoyning to |!y* which was|| James Bro^vns Edw** 
Bridges & John Bullock are againe chosen to prosecute 
all the lawes of the country & orders of the towne relating 



SAT.EM TOWN RECORDS O 

to horse kinde and have the same power therein as thay 
had last jeare 

Att a mettin<? of the Selectmen May 11 : 80 present 
all butt Cap* Corwin & M"" Cromwell M"" Sam" Gardner 
& L* Ju" Puttnam are chosen desired & Impowered to 
Mannaa'e the case against Wenham; the next Gen""" 
Courte 

Itt is ordered that the Const. Watch shall bee of 8 men 
every night, the maj'' part sober men & house househould" 
According as the law directs 

Lett to M"" ffran^ Skery Libertye to Incloase the lane 
commonly called the potters lane; that is by the planters 
Marsh & to enjoy the benefitt of the Hearbidge thereof 
dureing the selectmens pleasure, hee not hindering any 
of the proprietors of the sayd marsh from goeing or com- 
ing to there s'^ proprietyes According to there Occations, 
fran^ Skery paying for the lane to the Selectmen or there 
order for the towns use five shill^^ in money ^ Annum, 
sometyme in Septem^"" yearely 

Agreed with L* John pickering for thurty shillings in 
money for his payns & troble in gathering; and Joumyes 
concerning the subscription for the CoUedge att Cam- 
bridge. Likewise agreed with M"" Edw Grove for twenty 
shillings for his labour & troble concerning the same. 

Ens :N'ath : ffelton L* Tho : Putnam M"" N'atV Putnam 
& serj""* Tho: ffuller are all, and Every one of them againe 
Chosen to mend the highways perticularly Expressed in 
there last yeares warrants which thay could not then per- 
forme by reason the Winter Weather Setting in 

[7] The cons* are Debt"" To these proportions of the 
minesters rate I [Ives 4' O.Q^\\ 

Imp"^ Tho Ives D"" to pay Cap* price & M"" Lindoll 

39*: 10^:0*^ I [D"' tojithe towne 4^:00:06"* 
Tho Gardner to pay Cap* price & M"" Lindoll 

37:00:0 Towne 3*:07':0 
Tho flint to pay Cap* price & M"" Lindoll 

37 : 00 : towne 3 : 07.0 
Jos Hardy to paye Cap* price & M" Lindoll 

39: 10.0 towne 4:08:6 



6 SALEM TOWI^ RECORDS 

Jn" Batchelder & Jn" Buxton | |to pay| | Cap* & M"" LindoU 

27:00:0 towne 2\06.0 



180:00:00 

Att a meetinf? of the Selectmen May 14*^ being all 
present but M" Israeli Porter Itt is ordered that whearas 
the Selectmen feb"" 26^^ 1679/80 ordered that nine Akers 
of land should bee layd out to M"" Sam^ Gardner sen"" (by 
the layers out) somewheere on the further syde of Ips- 
wich River; wee doe upon further consideration Apoynt 
that itt shall bee layd out to him above W" Shaws or 
some Other sutable place and returne there of made to 
the towne for Aprobation According to the first grant 
thereof 

Att a meeting of the freemen May 26 L* Jn" Puttnam 
was chosen a deputy to attend the Gen""' Court for this 
yeare, M"" Bartholomew Gedny being taken of & [chosen 
a magistrate] 

Att a Towne meeting June 4*'' 1680 chosen for the 
Jury of Tryalls 

M' John Grafton M' Tym** Lindoll 

M' Hab Turner M' Joseph Phipeny sen*" 

W Nath Puttnam M"" Sam^ Williams' 

& M"" ISTathaniell IngersoU 

Att a meeting of the Commision''® & selectmen of the 
Towne of Salem Aprill 23*'^ 1680 

In consideration that itt hath pleased god to vissett the 
Inhabitants of barbadoes with the small pox which is an 
infectious distemper and severall vessells being expected 
from thence, itt therefore being our duty that all due care 
may bee taken to prevent itts being brought in amonght us 

Wee doe order that not any vessell which comes from 
the Is' of Barbados shall have liberty to land any Cotton 
wooll or other goods from on board there vessells nor 
any one of the comp, or passenger that shall come with 
them from thence shall have liberty or bee suffered to 
come on shore before thay are vissetted & examined by 
James Poland and Jn" Clifford one or both of which wee 
doe heareby fuUey Impower to goe on Board all such 
vessel or vessells; and for that end to Impress any boate 
or Curnue & persons sutable to Attend them therein, like- 
wise to give notice to them that thay suffer not any per- 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 7 

son or persons to come on Board, that ISTeither the Comp 
or pasengers come on shore Nor any person or persons 
w^soever goe on Board of them npon there uttermost 
perrill, nntill a tru Ace" bee given to the Selectmen of 
there health & condition thay are in by the s*' persons 
Impowered & soe an order from the Selectmen may bee 
given forth either to licenc them or further to prohibett 
& forbid According as the case may justly require 

[8] Att a meeting of Wm Browne & Bartholomew 
gidney Esq""^: togather with the Selectmen who ordered a 
warrant to bee draAvn as followeth June 14 1680 To Cons* 
Peter Chevers. You are in his maj*"** name, heareby re- 
quired to Impress Wm marston to cary over the man (hee 
hath Brought in the towne, which man is vissetted with 
the distemper of the small pox) in the same boate hee 
brought him unto the house of Abra Reades On Boyall 
Syde, which Sayd house if the man bee not willing to 
Eeseave him into and to withdraw himselfe unto some 
other places for a short time, you are then heareby to 
Impress y*^ house & enter into itt and leave the distem- 
pered man there and Wm Marston with him to tend 
him, And to provide for them all such things as are 
Nessesary upon the townes Ace": And to cause Abra 
Reade to depart or if hee bee not at home then to open 
the house as aforesayd, likewise to order Wm Marston to 
sink the boate in some convenyent place for her clcnsing; 
And all and every part heareof you are to Attend until! 
you shall Reseave further order and heareof you are not 
to fayle 

Att a mettiug of the Selectmen June 24 Benj. Keazer 
his rates are abated, to Con^* poland, upon consideration 
of his being out of the country & settled in Virginia 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 23 July att ui"" Iraell 
porters & all present butt Cap*^ Browne John Ilnthorne 
is desired to draw a bill upon m'" Jn° Turner for the de- 
livery of the townes money in his hands which is 42^ : ^ * 
Unto Cap* Jn" Price & M"* Tym" Lindoll: who || there- 
upon doe 1 1 stand engaged to paye & to delivour up the 
townes money againe, the next springe 

John Hathorne is desired to speake with the former 
constables: viz: Abra: Cole: Ele Geoyles fr Tien'' Skerj 



SALEM TOVvX IJKCOUDS 

and to give them l^otice that the Selectmen have order 
spedyly to settle the townes Accomp*® with y" former 
treasur"* M"" Jn° Hull, and to see that the several Con- 
stables Comply in payeinff in what is behinde of there 
rates | [seasonably] | that the treasurer may ^ive in his 
Ace" to the country, the Next Session of y'' Gen""' Courte 
(and Warne them not to fayle hearein 

Cap* W" Browne & Jn" Hathorne are chosen & 
apoynted to vew the land att the End of m"" Jn** Higgin- 
sons garden, and to Order, the ])lace for the Setting up 
of his stable According to the grant of the towne Dated 
ISTovem*"" 3 : 1679 

[9] Ordered y* m' Ph: Cromwell & Jn° Hathorne 
shall reckon with m"" Dan" Eps for this last halfe yeare 
and Jn" Hathorne to paye him whatt may bee his due out 
of the townes money in his hands 

Ordered that y^ buriall place shall bee fenced in with 
board fence betweene Sam" Pickmans and Jn" Pickmans 
land and m'" Phillip Cromwell is desired to see the same 
speedyly effected, making such gates as may bee sutable 
with a lock belonging thereunto, & this to bee donne upon 
the towns Ace" 

Att a Gen' Towne Metting 27 : 6. 
Jn" Hathorne chosen moderator 
M"" Sam' Gardner Sen*" Chosen Commis"" or 8 man 

David Phipeny is Chosen Clark of y^ market for this 
yeare 

Chosen for sceelers of leather for this yeare Pich Prin" 
& symon Home 

Voated that L* John Pickerings petition Concerning 

land is left to the Select to vew itt viz. that 5 or 6 

Akers of Rocky land ISTeere (George) Darlings Ace" to 
the petition & make returne to the towne 

Voated that 30^ shall yett bee given to any y* shall 
kill a wolfe in Salem common According to y® last order 

Voated that the live pounds payd at y'' Gen""' Court for 
caution in Wenham Case shall bee againe repayd, which 
was p^ ! |to Cap* Wm Browne] | att a meeting of the select- 
men y*" 9:4 mo 81 w*"" money was rec^ of Cons* Nehe- 
miah Willowbey 

Voated, that the 35*^ house rent due to Jn" Marston. 
from Bethya Allen wid" shall bee pd by the towne, which 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 9 

35^ was money & John Marston ord*^ itt to bee p'^ M' 
Jo Cromwell 

Att a matting of the Selectmen all present butt M' 
Gedney vz : 6 

Wee doe order & desire M"" Joseph Porter (if Wenham 
Cons* distraine for rates from him for his farme or any 
part of his Estate, y* now is or did belong to Salem in 
y** yeare 77) that her repleaue the goods againe in order 
to a Tryall in y^ case. 

John Marston sen"" being complained of for Entertaine- 
ing Israeli Thome & famylye hee came before the Select- 
men & Engaged to cleare the towne from all or any charge 
that ma.y any wayes arise by reason of them for foure 
yeares Ensuing, unto which Jno. Marston did declare 
before the Selectment hee did binde himselfe his heirs 
& Executors & Adminestrators 

[10] Att a metting of the Selectmen & Commision' 
or S'"" man August 27**^ 1680 

By Vertue of a warrant from the Country Treasurer to 
take a list of all male persons, with an Estimation of all 
Estates and to make returne to their sheire towne 

We make returne thereof as ffolloweth viz: three hun- 
dred & seaven heads or male persons and the Estates of 
the towne amounts unto fourtey one pounds According to 
law, which makes in the whole Sixtey six pounds 11' 8* 
And wee doe desire the commision^"^ of the respective 
townes in this countye, would bee pleased yett to consider 
our former greate losses by the Indian warr, togather 
with considerable losse since, and thereby many poorei 
widows & fatherless children amonghts us 

*Att a metting of the Selectmen 17 : 7 present Ordered 
y' warrants shall bee sent to y® last yeares constables to 
appeare before the Selectmen the 21* of this Ins* m* 
being tuesday aboute nine oclock in y® morning at M' 
Dan* Kings house to make up there Ace" 

*not posted 

Agreed that 50® shall bee allowed Tho Greenes this 
yeare the Better to Enable him to keepe (Sarah) Lambert 
Child hee being poore & in wante 
p^ more then y^ 50^ in last yeares ace" @ 2^^ 
p^ by Cap* Wm Browne more 10450« 

a. bill to cons* Buxton 38 J 



10 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Aprill 1, 1681 
Att a meeting of the Selectmen 21:7:80 Cap* W" 

Browne D"" to a bill charged upon Cons* Pet Chevers 10^ 

. to bee p*^ out of y® towne rate 

M"" Phillip Cromwell had a bill charged upon Con* 

Nehe Willowby for 10^ due to y^ s^ Cromwell for the 

foundation layeing of meeting house 

The minesters rate Committed unto ||Cons*^|| John 

Batchelder and Jn° Buxton ^ order is thus proportioned 

or devided viz 

Con^* Jn" Batchelder Dr to pay Cap Price 

& M' Lindoll ' 22:00:00 

To pay the towne 5 : 18 : 00 

27:18.00 
Con^* Jn** Buxton to paye Cap* Price & M"" 

Lindoll 5:00:00 

To pay the towne 1 : 09 : 00 

34:07:00 
[11] Constable Edw'" fflint is D"" 

1 8 d 
To his llyjroportion of the|| minesters rate 39:12:10 
To his proportion of the country rates 73: 18: 06 

To his country & towne rate made togather 46 : 04 : 06 

159 : 15 : 10 

Cred: 1 s d 

Jan' 6 1679 ^ money p^ the treasur' 25^ w^*" 
is his p* of the 4 Country rate pay* to 
him & in rate pay accord^ to warrant 50: 0: 
Aprill 28 1680 ^ money p** the treas"" 6^ & 

rate pay* 12^ w*^^ is his proportion 18: 0: 

68: 0:00 
1 s d 
payd m*" Jo Turner for his prop" of the mo''^ 

rate 37:10:00 

Towne Ace" p* m"" Edm" Batter 03 : 19 : 11 

p* Geo. Booth 6' 4* m^* Jn° Gedney abat** 15^ 00: 13 : 04 
p* m' Edw. Norrice 12« 00: 12: 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 11 

p The Maule 18" abated 00 : 18 : 00 

p severall men p^ for work at Cutt ^ m'" Ph 

1 s d 

Cromwells order 0:05:06 

p* ^ Cap* Jo. Price 3^ : 16 : 03 : 16 : 00 

9.4.81 ^ abatements of his own & others rate 11 : 00 : 03 

^ transportation & charge 01 : 10 : 00 

f p'^ m-^ Jo. Gedney a bill 12 : OS : 00 

W V Jer« Peale 40" 2 

^ aUowed for Jos. Buffom Calebl 00 : 08 : 00 

Buff, robert wilson & edw flint 2"} 

^ for work upon reding highway] 143 : 01 : 00 
11:9:81 f abatements more 003 : 06 : 06 



146:07:06 

M"" JSTehemiah Willowbey Cons* Reckoned with the 
Selectmen the 9*** June 81 and is fulley acquitted & 
cleared from his ace*" of rates committed into his hands 
Const" Nehemiah : Willowbey is D' 

Id 
To: his proportion of the minesters rate 38:06:00 

To : his proportion of the 4 Country rates 67 : 03 : 02 
To : his proportion of the Country & towne 

rate togather 40 : 13 : 02 



146:02:04 
Cred ^ p*^ m"" Jn° Turner || money 23:13: 

4 1 1 for the minesters rate 35 : 10 : 00 

p** m' Jn^ Hull Treasur"^ in money 21^ 16" for 

the first 4 Country rates w*^^ in rate paye 

is 43 : 00 : 00 

p'* m"" Jn" Hull treasur' in money towards j^l 

y^ rate for Country ) 

06:00:0 
p^ m"^ Jo. Hull Treasur"* towards the rate for 

country money 8* w*"^ in rate pay is 12 : : 



96: 10:00 



p* upon the townes Ace" to severall perticuler 
persons as p'' bills & accompt upon file 
y* Summe of 32 : 08 : 07 



12 SALEM TOWiSr KECOEDS 

Abated to m'" Willowbey for Severall p'"sons 

as p** Acc° upon file 5 : 16: 11 



134: 15:06 
Reckoned with Constable Nebemiah Willow- 
bey and bee is D"" to the towne by Bal- 
lance of bis rate Ace" 11 : 06 : 10 

1 
Cred' ^ a bill cbarsred to pay waiter skiner 1 : GO : 00 
9:4: 1681 f money Eec<^ 5^' 3« w'^'' accord^" 

to bis warrants Ans'^ for 10 : 6 : 

y* otber 8"^ abated 00 : : 10 



11:06:10 



five pounds of this was p*^ Cap* browne for 
caution money Lent in Wenbam case 

[12] Constable James Poland is D*" Is 

To bis proportion of tbe minesters rate 41 : 13 : 00 

To bis proportion of y^ 4 Country rates 71 : 11 : 04 

To bis country & towne rates made togatber 44 : 04 : 01 



157:08:05 



James Poland Cons* Cred"" 

p' p^ m"" Jn" Turner for y** M" Rate 38 : 00 : 

p^ m"" Jn" Hull treasur"" for y* first 4 rates in 

money 24^ w*^'' in pay is' 48 : 00 : 00 

p* money 6^ p*^ m"^ Hull treasurer & rate paye 

paye 12^ for Country rate 18: 00: 00 

p' a bill p*' unto Cap* W"" Browne for tbe 

towns ace" 06 : 00 : 00 

p^ severall men y* worked at y® Cutt 00 : 19 : 06 

p"* Rob Stone f bill ' 01 : 00 : 00 

p*^ Ricb Prince f bill 00: 15: 06 

p** Jobn Lander f bill 00:03:00 

^ abatement for Jos Miles rates 
^ abatements for Benj°* Keazers rates 
1680 ^ Walter Skiner belman 02 : 00 : 00 

1679 f Walter Skiner Belman 01:00:00 



115:18:00 
work donne for y® townes ace" 000 : 17 : 06 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 13 

10:11:78 l' work donne formerly at y® 

town acs 001. 17. 04 

^ abatements of his own rates & severall 

other mens 010:09:06 

^ contra 

^ transportation and charge 000: 15: 00 



129:17:04 



Reckoned with Cons* James Poland the 11 Nov'' 81 
& hee is Dr to the towne y^ ball of ace*' 27': 11": 01 p ye 
comm 

Contable peter Chevers is D"" li s d 

To: his proportion of the minesters rate 41:06:06 

To: his proportion of the 4 Country rates 62:02:08 
To : his country & towne rates made togather 38 : 10 : 01 



141: 19:03 



Cred"" p** m' Jn° Turner for y^ minest" rate 
in money 25^:13'': 4*^ w*^^ with 1/3 

1 s d 
abatem* am** to 38:10:00 

p** m"" Jn° Hull Treasur' in money for the first 

4 Country rates 21' money 42 : 00 : 00 

p*^ m"" Jn° Hull treas*" for the proportion of 
one rate & ^2 Country 5' money & ten 
pound rate pay 15:00: 



95:10:00 



p'^ marshall skery ^ bill 00 : 15 : 00 

p"* John Hathorne f bill 01:01:06 

p'' Jer Neale ^ bill 00 : 05 : 00 

p** ffran*^" skery W bill 05: 00: 00 

p'' Walter skiner belman 02 : 00 : 00 

p^ ffran"" skery more f bill 04: 15 : 00 

p** ffran*^" skery more ^ bill 00 : 08 : 00 

p^ m^ Edm Batter ^ bill 01 : 00 : 00 

p** by abatement to Isaac Woodbury 00 : 06 : 00 

p*^ by abatement to Elnor Hollingworth 00 : 09 : 00 



14 S^lLEM TOWN KECOKDS 

p^ severall men y* work*^ at y® Cutt ^ m.^ Ph : 

Cromwell Overseers order : 12 : 00 



112:01:06 

abatements for severall men gone &c ac- 
cord^ to Ace" 002 : 02 : 10 

his tyme & others togather with disburst- 
ments for a man visetted w*^ y^ small 
pox & sent to Ro. syde 01 : 08 : 00 



115:12:04 

Reckoned with Con""" Pet Che vers the 21*^ 

Sep* 1680 and hee is D' to the towne ^ 1 s d 
y^ BalP of his rates Ace" 25 : 06 : 11 



P f Contra 8:18: 5 

16:08:6 

[13] Cons* James Symonds is D*^ 1 s d 

To his proportion of the minesters rate 28:02:00 

To his proportion of the 4 Country rates 57 : 06 : 04 



To his Country & towne rates made togather 36 : 09 : 05 

121:17:09 
Cred"" payd m' Jo. Turner for y^ min"*''^ rate 26 : : 
payd m"" Hull Treasur"" as p"^ his rec* dated 
Jan-" 6 : 79 in money 20^ 10^ 41 : : 

March 20 : 79 payd m"" Hull Treasur*" as p"* his rec* 
Apr ill 28 : 80 in money 5^ rate paye 10^ 15 : 00 : 

payd to the Towne 82:00: 

payd severall for work donne upon the high 

wayes Eli Ge overseer 3 : 9 : 

payd severall for worke upon y^ highwayes 

Ens. f elton overseer 1 : 1 : 

payd severall for work donne upon y® High- 
ways more ^ En^ felton overseer 
To fran*'^ Skerye payd 
17 : 12 : 79 abated for several men 
abated his owne rates 
abated Tho: Howards rates 
payd 8 men y* worked upon 



1: 


13: 





1: 


05: 





4: 


04: 





2: 


11: 





0: 


;15: 


4 



SALEM TOWN" RECOEDS 15 

read^ road Jn" Pickering over- 

seere 2^ : 16 : 



97:14: 4 
Beckoned with Cons* Ja. Sjmonds the 
14: 12 m° 80 & hee is Dr to the towne 

by Bair^ of his rate Acc° 

97:14: 4 
24: 3: 5 24:03: 5 



Ees<* Novem''^ 22*'' 81 money 8: 0:00 16:00:00 
Eec'' p' Cap* W" Browne a bill 4: 13 : 04 

20:13: 
C"' f transportation allowed 10' 5** & ^ L* 

Jn" Pickering 3' 03:10: 5 

24:03: 5 
*Beckoned with James Symonds 26: 10: 82 & all ace* 

cleared 

fConst: Job Swinerton D"" 

To his proportion of the minesters rate 05 : 10 : 00 
To his proportion of the 4 Country rates 54:05: 00 
To his Country & towne rates made togather 33 : 05 : 08 

93:00:08 

Cons* James Poland D"^ f Contra ^ bill 27: 11: 01 

Crd ^ p"" Cap* vT Browne ^ bill 007 : 00 : 00 

^ p^ m^ sam" Gardner ^ bill 4: 12: 00 

11 : 12 : 00 

^ m" Edw. l^Torrice p* 3 : 00 : 00 

^ Walter Skiner p*' 3:11:06 

f Serj* Tho. ffuller p** 1 : 10 : 00 

f m' Sam^ Gardner sen' 7 : 17 : 07 



27:11:01 



♦Marginal note. 
t Crossed out. 



16 SAI.EM TOWX KECOKDS 

Reckoned: the IS*** Decern""" 1682 & all acc°. Ballanced 
Cons* Peter Chevers is Cred'* 

^ Geo Booth ^ bill payd 2 : 14 : 05 
^ 32 B lime for y* towne house 12** B money 

acc° 3:04:00 

f money payd 30' y* ll*'' Novem"' 81 acc° 3 : 



08:18:05 
Reckoned with Peter Chevers Cons* 11 Novem'"' 81 & 
hee is C" to the towne ^ y^ Ballance of his rate ace" 

16': 08: 06 
^ a bill p^ Cap* Wm Browne 10' which was 

pMn money 5^ 10:00:00 

^ abatements & goeing to boston 01 : 10: 00 



11:10: 

3: 2: 82 ^ money Rec** 3' 15* w^'* is in full 

for w* Remaines being 4:18: 6 



16:08: 6 
*3 : 2 : 82 55" mony p'' m^ gedney 4' ace" 20" money p'' 
Jer Peale 
[14] There being a returne made by m"" Edm° Batter 
& ffran'^" ISTurce Concerning the laying out a parcell of 
Land granted ||Rob ffollett|| by the Towne, the Select- 
men agree to Record the same upon Rob""* foUetts request 
which Returne is as followeth 

ffor:Rob:ffollett 
Layd out by ffran*"" I^urse & Edm° Batter aboute 14 Ak" 
of land neere Thomas James farme beginning at y^ two 
South Bounds of m'' Wm Browns ffarme Southward to 
the Country road neare Jer'^ Meachums fulling mill, and 
from m"* Browns S. E. Corner Bounds straight up to a 
Corner Bound in y® swamp which is sayd to bee Jn" 
Smnlls & Tho. James Bound ^N". E. & see back to John 
Smalls bound On the west if free from former grants 
Dated 22 Aprill 1675 this was signed ^ 

ffran*^" Nurse 
Edm" Batter 
* Marginal note. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 17 

The Select men haveing vewed the land whear Rob fol- 
let now dwells which is neare adjojning to m"" fFran" 
Jonsons farme and doe allow of w* the former layers out 
did : judging m'' Jonson is noe ways injured thereby ; 
butt hath a sufficient accomodation & way to his orchard, 
not with standing there hath benne Complaynts to the 
Contrary, and thereupon doe Confirme unto him y* land 
both on the right hand and left of the highway ; By his 
house According to the returne of those Apoynted for 
the layeing itt out butt with all order that Rob: follet 
allow betweene his fences 4 poles for the Country road 
According to order & Custome in y'' case 

Att a meeting of the Selectmen October 16: 1680 Itt 
is ordered & heareby declared that not any person pre- 
sume to Cutt any young growing trees upon the towne 
Common, upon the penalty of 20® for Every tree, And 
the Selectmen doe Impower & also heareby in his maj'** 
name require all & Every one of the Constables in the 
Towne Likewise wee doe heareby apoynt & impowre m'' 
Ph Cromwell L* John Pickering m^ Edw. fflint 1 1& Jn" 
Mascoll Jun'II all or any one of the above s^ Cons* or 
others Expressed Carefully & dilligently to see to the 
full & Effectuall Execution of this order and doe also 
heareby fulley Impower them or any of them to Seize all 
such young wood they finde Either in the woods or upon 
any Cart or Sleed, for which two thurds thereof shall bee 
for themselves & the Other thurd for the poore of the 
towne 

[15] Att a meeting of the select men Oct*' 28*'^ 1680 
Ordered that a warrant shall bee given to the Const**^ 
1 1 next lecture day|I to warne a towne meeting; to bee 
held on y® 6*^ day of JSTovem^"" being Satterday for the 
choyce of a grand Jury & Jury of Tryalls 

AgTeed with Walter Skiner to bee belman from this 
tyme & to continue his charge untill the first of may w" 
the Cons*® watche | [ ordinary ly|j begins w*^** place hee is 
faithfully & truly to discharge & for w*^"^ hee is to have 
seven pounds & Carsy sufficient to make him a good coat 



18 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Cap John Corwin is Chosen and heareby fullej Im- 
powred to Answer a presentment of the Towne (for unsuf- 
ficientsj of the highway att frost fish River for want of 
a bridge ; ) att the next County Courte 

Ordered y* there shall bee a horse bridge made over 
the brooke neere Tho Golthrites and m' Jo. King is 
Chosen overseere of y® work. 

Itt is agreed that y* order made sept* y* 8 : 1677 and 
that order ||also|| concerning *lathers made 13:6:79 
shall bee againe published upon y® meeting house and the 
Constables are ||in his maj^*^® name|| required every one 
in his division to see y* | [those | [orders] | are now[[ fully 
attended, or upon neglect to take the penalty then agreed 
upon if Every house or famyly bee not provided att or 
before the fiffteenth of N'ovember next Ensu'"* the date 
heareof 

Itt is Ordered that The Cons* whose names are fol- 
loM'^" viz: Jos. Kea Jn" Green Jn" Xorman Ja. Symonda 
Job Swinerton Ja Poland Nehemiah Willowbey Tho 
Sear'le and Jo. Clifford ||& W" Curtice || shall all bee 
Summonsed by warrant to Appeare || before |[ the select 
the first of November next being Monday at M"" Daniell 
Xings house aboute tenn of the Clock in y* forenoone to 
Settle & discharge there sever all Ace" to y* towne 

Chosen for Tything men 
In Cons* Thomas Gardners ward 

Geo : Hacker 

Edw: Gaskin 

Geo: Booth 
In Cons* Thomas fflints devision 

Eph : Kempthorne 

Jona* Pickering 

Jn** Lambert sen*" 
In Cons* Joseph Hardys ward 

Samuell Phipenev 

Chris*"" Phelps 

Pich'^Prince 

* Ladders. 



SALEM TOWN KECOEDS 19 

In Con** Thomas Ives Ward 

Rich, fflender 

Walt. Whittford 

Joseph Williams 
In Cons* Jn'* Buxtons ward 

Nath' Puttnam 

Jos'" Houlton 

Benj-" Wilkins 
In Cons* John Batchelders ward 

Jn" Tomkins sen"" 

Sam' Verry 

Goodm" TvLey 

[16] pay*' Cap* Wm Browne 12' in money out of 
the fiffty shillings Eec*^ of Con^ Tho Searle w*^** was for 
2 books hee bought for the Towne 

Att a Towne Meeting the 6 : Novem''' 1680 Chosen to 
Searve upon the Jury of Try a lis 
M*" Sam' Gardner Jun"^ 
M' Edw. ftlint 
M"" Rob. Kitehing 
M" N"ath. Ingersoll 
M"" John Marston 
M-- Vrall Warden 
M"" John Williams 

Chosen to Searve upon the grand Jury for y^ yeare 
M"" John Ruck 
M' Rob fuller 
M' Sam' Eburne 
M*" An*° Buxton 
M"* Elias Mason 
M"" Joshua Rea 
]\r" John Homes 

The Returne made of the nine Akers of land layd out 
to M"" Sam" Gardner sen"" According to an order May 14 
1680 which is as follows. 

Novem*"" l*** 1680 

By Vertue of an order from the selectmen May 14*'^ 
1680 is layd out to Sam" Gardner sen*" nine Akers of 
land, haveing the land of Zacariah Marsh on the 
N"ortherly syde fourty fowre pole and the land of Robert 



20 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Moulton on the westerly syde sixtey pole, and on the 
southerly syde the land of Sam' frayle seaveuty two pole, 
and on the Easterly syde a small strip of Common 
Twenty fowre pole, and is bounded on the Esterly end 
to the common with a small white Ash and a small White 
Oake and on the Westerly end with the Corner bound of 
Zacariah Marsh and Rob: Moulton, and with the corner 
bound of Sam'' frayle and Rob: Moulton is layd out as 
above sayd. 

The Towne Voated the aprobation and Acceptanc of 
this returne of the land layd out to M' Sam' Gardner 
sen'' 

Voated that L* John Pickering shall have the land 
hee petitioned for in Consideration of the thurty akers 
of land formerly granted him &c according to his peti- 
tion which is as follow^ Viz: a Rocky hill to y® west- 
ward of Geo: Darlings lyeing on y^ Southward or the 
left hand of the road goeing from Marblehead to linn, 
begining or bounded by a steepe rock neere y*" foote of 
the hill wheare also now stands a warnutt tree marked 
as a former bound tree and is on y*' Estward part of the 
Hill, soe running along the southward syde of the Hill 
untill itt comes to lin line then runing as lin line runs 
upon the westward syde of the hill untill itt Comes to 
y® roade way, from thence as the road runs, alonge the 
Northward syde of the Hill untill itt Comes opposite to 
the great steepe rock and soe to run from the road to y* 
steepe rock. 

[17] Att a metting of the select men 3*": 10: 1680 
being present Cap* Jn" Corwin Cap* W" Browne M"" 
Jonathan Corwin & Jn" Hathorne 

Chosen to Joyne with y® deacons for the distribution 
of the money given in y^ Contribution for the poore; 
M"" Jon: Corwin & John Hathorne 

Wee doe Chose & heareby fulley Impowre M*" N'ath' 
Puttnam L* Jn° Puttnam M"^ Dan' Andrews and M"" 
Joseph Hutcheson to meete with some apoynted by wen- 
ham towne to Settle the bounds between them & us the 
second Monday of this Instant m** of Devember att M' 
Joseph Porters house aboute tenn of the clock in the 
morninff 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS 21 

Att a meeting of the Select men 21 : 10 : 80 being pres- 
ent all Butt M*" Jon Corwin Hen'' Keny is Crd for his 
sonns killing a woolfe 30^ 

The Cons*''^^ Dr 4 Country rates & Vo a County rate & 
the over pluss to paye the towne viz : 
Con^* Tho Gardner to pay ye Country 50* 
Con® Tho Ives to pay y® Country 50 
Con' Jos Hardy to pay y* Country 48\ 8' 
Con'' Tho flint to pay y*^ Country 48 : 
Con® Jn° Buxton to pay ye Country 35 
Con* Jo Batchelder to pay ye Country 35 

4 rates Country 266:8:0 



County 5': 10" towne 20*: 12 : 00 

County 5 : 10" towne 20 : 12 : 00 

County 5 : 10" towne 21 : 11: 06 

County 5 : 16® towne 21 : 12 : 10 

County 5 : 10 towne 21 : 12 : 10 

County 5 : 10 towne 21 : 9 : 3 



i rate to y^ 

County 33 : 6:0 Overplus 127 : 09 : 7 

Att a Meeting of the Select men all present butt C : W" 
Brown: January 21*'': 1680 Abated Josia Sutherick 7" Q^ 
out of his rates abated John : Greene 8' out of his Coun- 
try rate abated M"" Eob: Kitching 6® out of his country 
rate abated Ens ffelton 10® out of his rates 

M"" Israeli Porter Serj* Jo. Leach & Joseph Herrick 
are desired & heareby Impowred to Impress whatt hand* 
may bee nessesary to make a horse bridge Over frost fish 
river of foure Loggs broad. 

ffran*^® Nurce Cred"" for the hire of 2 bulls this Last 
Summer 40® w*^** was promised him to bee allowed out of 
his rates this yeare which hee had a bill to Con®* Jo. 
Batchelder to pay 

[18] Ees** of John Green Jn" Leach Jn° Batchelder 
and John Tomkins Jun"" the Summe of Twenty pounds in 
money for theire thurd years rent for Royall syde being 
for the yeare Accord^ to Leese bearing date 29*'' 11 : 77 

Likewise then Rec^ of George Jacobs sen"" and the rest 
of the eleven, who Hired fourtv fowre acres of Land on 



22 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Roy* Syde (viz. fowre acres ^ man the Siunine of five 
shillings & six pence which is for the second years rent 
of a Leece bear^ Date 29:11: 78/9 

Abraham reads rates are abated to Cons* Jn° Batchel- 
dor upon Consideration of his house being Improved to 
putt a sick man in viz the man y* had the small pox 

M' Jo: Cromwell Cred' 
^ : payd M"" Edw l^orrice p' the towns order 2 : 00 : 00 
^ : Jo. Marston allowed him in a Gen' towne 

mett^ 27 : Agust for wid° Allen money 35' 1 : 15 : 00 



deduct lO*' out of y* 2' 6** for to answer to y** 3 : 15 : 
rates being i money 10 



which was pd by Con' Jos Hardy 3:14: 2 

M' Jo: Gedney is D' 

40^ in money p*' out of y* money Res^ of Jo : Green Res* 
of M"^ Elizabeth Turner widow'& relict of M' Jn*' Turner 
Lately deceased three pounds in money which is for the 
rent of Bakers Isl in ye yeare 1680 According to a Leece 
thereof Dated 19: 12:77 

Res** of: Ensign Nath' felton fran" Nurc-e Jo. Crom- 
well Isaac Cook Sam" Abume &c thurtey five shillings 
in money which is in full for the rent of the Land which 
Con* aboute sixtey Akers Lett to Leace to them 24: 11™°: 
1677 I say in full for the rent of the abovesayd Land for 
the veare 1680: 

8': 12 : 80 John Milk Cred"" p' whip*°» for the Towne in 
y^ yeare 1679 (20') for which hee had a bill to Con' 
Tho Gardner of 12^ to be pd out of y* overplus of ye 
Country rate onlv 3^ 9^ thereof as money 

[19] N'ovember 3*^ 1680 

Then aareed with Elnor Bath to Keepe Sarah Lambert 
& her child ; for and dureinir the whole terme of one yeare 
from this present day; which will bee untill the 3 INTo- 
vem*"" 1681 and to provide for her & her child meate 
drink & aparrell washing & lodging Convenient for them 
dureing the say"* tymc and iff shee then returne her to 
the towne to deliver her & her child in as ffood Condittion 
for cloathing as shee tooke her att first; In consideration 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 23 

of which wee doe Engage & promise her in the behalfe 
of the towne Eight pounds in some good paye 
The mark of 

Elinor J Bath 
To all Whomesoever this may Concerne this may certify 
that wheareas Elnor Bath hath agreed with y^ select 
men of the towne of Salem to Keepe Sarah Lambert &. 
her child for one yeare more After which tyme wee doc 
Engage as formerly ||in behalfe of y* towne] | that when 
the tyme is Expired ||then|| to Reseave her & her child 
againe unless there bee am' further agreement made, 
And doe heareby fuUey Cleare Beverly or any other 
place from any charge or troble y* may arise from her 
haveing taken her 

Att a meeting of the Select men feb^ 14*'' 1680 being 
present Cap* Jo Corwin m"" Ph Cromwell M' Jona* Cor- 
win & Jo Hathorne 

Serj* Thomas flFuUer is Cred' W a woolfe Killed by 
his Sonne Jacob ffuller 30^ as p"" Certificate from Cons* 
J. Buxton 14: lO'"^ 80 pd by bill to Cons* James Poland 
30" the 3 May 82 Lt. Tho: Ptittnam ||one of y^|| Over- 
seere of the Highwayes, att y* Village Brought in his 
Ace** of work donne upon the highwayes amount"* to 
4' 11^ 06 w'^'' is to bee payd by the Towne unto the par- 
ticuler persons y* worked Accord* to the Ace** bills drawne 
upon Con'* Jona* Walcott 20" & Cons* Jo Buxton 28' 
1 1 : feb 81 

[20] Lett to Leace to Thomas Maul soe much of y* 
to%vns Land as is taken in upon which part of his old 
house and part of his New house now stands togather 
with the priviledge of his seller dore According as itt is 
now placed Avith soe much of the townes Land to the 
westward of his new dwelling house as may range with 
the land hee bought of George Dean ; for eight shillings 
in money ^ Anum to bee payd Every Yeare suckessively 
for y^ full terme of Xine Hundred ninety nine yeares 
from ye nineteenth day of this instant m° of february 
1680 And upon which sayd nineteenth day of febru'^ 
yearely or before the money shall bee payd unto the 
Towne of Salem or there order and the land to bee se- 



24 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

curyty to y^ towne for the payment of y* same both for 
tyme & spetia unto ye tru performanc of which Tho Maul 
doth bind himself, his heires Execu*" Admines*" or As- 
signes as wittness his hand 

Rec^ of Cap* George Corwin Three Pounds in Money 
which is in full for the rent of moultons Missery Islands 
for the yeare 1670 According to a Leace thereof Dated 
19:12 m** 1677 

Abated m*" Ch: Babidge fowre shillings & 6*' out of 
his rates this yeare 

Att: a meeting of the Selectmen 21*'' IB""" 80 present 
Cap* Jo Corwin 

M' Ph Cromwell M"" Jonathan Corwin Cred' M"" Jona* 
Corwin p"" p'' Walter Skiner for Anno 79. Is. Porter 

1:08:00 
Jo. Hathome p' 1032 ffoote boarde 5" p"" as p' 

bill upon fille 2:11:00 



D"" to a bill charged upon Con'* Jno Gardner 3:15: 6 
allow^ 3: 6 

i monev. upon consideration of v* boards 

3 : 19 : 00 
abated marshall Hen"" Skery 5^ out of his rates 
Granted Libertye to wid** Lake to draw beere & Syder for 
this yeare, as formerly, if the County Courte aprove 
thereof 

Abated wid** Veren 5^ out of the Country rate 
^Ordered that ra*" Daniell Epts shall have tenn pounds 
In money dd him toward his next hnlfe yeare 

[21] ' Walter Rkiner Belman is D""' p^ by 

John Hathorne 0:6:0 

1 q''ter beefe M' Cromwell 1:5:0 

8 Bush' Corn Cap* Geo. Corwins of y* towns y* 
Jn" fisk brouffht in 1:4:0 

a bill to m'" Willowby y" 24 : 11 : 80 1:0:0 

To M' Jona* Corwin more y° y^ 28" formerly 0:9:0 



4:4:00 



To y^ country rate to Con" Jos Hardy 7" (y^ 

* Cropsed out. 



/ 

SALEISI TOWN RECOKDS 25 

i being money : 9 : 04 



To rye of Jos Hardy Con^* 1 B & Indian 1 Bush 5 : 00 : 04 
y® Belman Cred'' p*" watching the towne from 1 now^' to 
1 May foll°^ as belman 7:0:0 besyds 27" given him for 
a la. Coate 

Dr a bill charged upon Con^* James Poland 40' w*^** is 
in full for his watch^ or belmans place for 1 — 
Att a metting of the Selectmen: 24: 12: 1680 
M' Edward JSTorrice his ace" which was allowed by the 
towne: viz p*^ by Edw flint 12^ 1 s 

Math Woodwell 8^ 1 : : 00 

Imp p** him by Cap* Jo: Corwin 6: 15:00 

p*^ by m"" Jo : Cromwell 2 : 

p'' by Jo : Hathorne : 16 : 00 

p'' by Tho. Ives 1:11: 06 

p*^ by Cap* W" Browne : 09 : 00 

p"* by Sam" Gardner Jun*^ 0:06:00 

p** bv 1 hogg & 1/4 beef e of Jo fiske the beef 

132 ' : 2^ the hogg aboute 120^ 3** f 2 : 17 : 06 
p*^ by Tho. fflint for wood : 07 : 00 

p^ bv Tho. Kix 4" : 04 : 00 



15:06:00 
Abated M""* Elenor Hollingsworth seaven shillings out of 
her Country rate 

Abated L* Thomas Puttnam 15^ out of his Country rate 
Lett to Leace in behalfe of the Towne unto M*" Jo : Crom- 
well lithe Herbadg of|I the Townes Land att the Bury'"' 
poynt for seaven yeares from the date heareof Improve- 
ing itt for graseing to his best advantage except swine 
which wee allow not of: payeing to y® towne Anualy One 
and Twenty shillings in money. Every yeare Suckesively 
yeare by yeare att or before the 19 day of ffebru'^. 

Unto the Select men or their order for the use of a 
grammer schoole; and the towne to make or cause to 
bee made up a fence to Incloase the Same and y* sayd 
Cromwell to maintaine the fence dureing the full Terme 
as abovesayd & M"" Phillip Cromwell is desired & heareby 
fully Impowred to see a sufficient fence made to Incloase 



26 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

the Same upon the townes Ace" always provided that y* 
Towne hath y^ same Liberty for buryalls as before this 
agreement 

[22] L* Thomas Puttnam D' to a bill charged upon 
Cons* Jo : Buxton 37^ 6^ out of y* overpluss of the Coun- 
try rate not as money. 

Cap* W" Browne D^" 
To a bill charged upon Cons* Jos Hardy 4 : 10 : 00 

To a bill charged upon Cons* Tho Ives 3 : 7 : 6 



7:17: 6 

D' To allowance itt being pd as above out of y*^^ 

overplus of y^ Country rate 1 : 02 : 6 



Cap* John Corwin Dr to a bill 9:00:0 

charged upon Con'* Tho flint 5 : 00 : 08 

D"" more ^ Allowanc being pd out of y^ over- 
plus of y^ Country rates 14 : 04 



5:15:00 
Cred' f pd m' Edw I^orrice 5^: 15^:0 
John Hathorne D' to a bill charged upon Tho 
flint 2^:15:8'* w*=^ was taken for acc° 
brought in & accepted of disburst"""*" 03 : 01 : 00 
for y* town which hee was a Cred"" for 3j: 1^: 0** 
Jn° Hathorne Cred' ^ disburst for the towne as p' his 
Ace'' 3': 01": 00 pd him by a bill Tho flint as above 

li ss d 
M"" Ph Cromwell Cred"" disburst for the towne 1 : 19 : 6 
for which hee had a bill drawn upon Cons* Tho. Ives 
1*: 14: 6^ to bee pd out of y*^ allow"'^ 5^ 

Abated Tho: Maule out of his ratos 15" M"" :N'ath^ 
Puttnam one of the overseers of the highewayes att 
y^ Village brought in his Ace** of work donne upon the 
highwayes amount'"^ to 3' : 8 : 6^ which is to bee pd by 
the towne to the p[ar]ticular persons y* worked Accord- 
ing to the Ace" for which thay had a bill charged upon 
Cons*' Jonathan Walcott for' the 3^ 8 6^^25:11:81 
M*" John : King* overseere of the highways att the brooke 
and aboute itt, JSTeare Tho Golthritos and brought in his 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 27 

Acc" of work donne amount^ to 2': 15: 6 which is to bee 
payd by the towne to the pticuler persons y* worked 
according to y*^ Ace" pd by a bill Charged upon Cons* 
Jo Batchelder 

Abated M"" Edm° Batter out of his Country rates 10^ 

[23] jVf Tho: Maule Overseere of the highwayes in 
the towne brought in his Ace" of work donne amount^ 
unto Eight pound tenn shillings which is to bee payd by 
the towne to the pticuler ^sons y* worked According to 
the Acc° 

Cap* W™ Brown is Dr V4 beefe of Jo ffisks 117" tt 
To : 1 p"" hand screws a p'"cell collers & belly p*^' & a spilte 
& gutter 35* 

M"" John : Gedney 4 q^'ters Beefe of Jo fisks 

131':131*:117' 
& 113 att 2^ pr 4": 02^00 

Benj"" felton & wid Alen a quarter ||beefe|| given be- 
tweene them 121^ 

Capt* Geo Corwin 1 qter of Jo fisks beefe 
To Elias Masons rates to Cons* Hen''' Skery 
To 1 hogg 201' att 2^ l/o W money 41' 10'' 
Walter Skiner 1 q'ter ||beefe|| Con* 132'" of Jo fisks 
M' Edw^ Norrice 1/4 beefe of Jo fisks 132 
Posted to his Ace" 

Att a meeting of the Select men 7 ; 1 : 80/81 present 
Bar: Gedny Esq"^ M"" Ph Cromwell M"" Jon Corwin Jo: 
Hathome 

Abated George Wiett tenn pounds out of the twenty 
pound bill HM""!! Ezekiell Nedham gave to the towne for 
him Dated the 6 : 10 m° 80 upon Condittion M' T^edham 
paye the Select men or there order in y* behalfe of the 
towne seaven pounds three shillings in shoaes att or 
before the first of may next Ensuing the date heareof ac- 
cording to a bill by him given which is filed with y* 
paper records which togather with 57^ before pd by y* 
sd Ez ISTedham makes up the Summe of Tenn pounds 

[24] Att a meeting of the Select men 11: 1: 80/81 
M' Jonathan Corwin is D' Jn" Cromwells To 3 Bush'* 
indian Come of yt brought in by Jo fisk which is p** to 
Walter Skiner belman 



28 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

Abated Thomas Golthrite his rate to y** Country & 
rainesters this yeare being 12® 

W™ Lord Belringer is Dr To M"" White for ringing 
y* bell 6^ which is to bee p*^ y*^ s^ White this was when 
W™ Lords famyly was viseted with y*^ small pox 
Cap* Jo: Price Cred"" 

^ an Ace" Brought in of disburstments for 

the towne 1:9:11 

M' Jo: Gedney is Crd 

p' Expences of the Selectmen in 2 yeares 12': 18': 04* 
viz 1679: 1680. 
Dr To money p** 1680 2:00:00 

To 4 quarters beefe Con* 492' att 2"" 4: 02 : 00 



6 : 02 : 00 
To a former bill charg*** upon Con"* Jos Rea 

pay^ 26 : 12 : 79-80 

To: y* french |Ifall|| shoues 7* & 4 trayes 30* which ware 

formerly left with them : 09 : 06 10 : 11 : 06 

more due to M"" Gedney ^ 2 : 06 : 10 

next yeares ace*' 0: 12: 



2:18:10 
Lionerd Bockwith being sent for & brought before the 
select men, who had benne in the towne for some tyme 
without attending the ord""^ of the Country & towne for 
his admission wee doe agree & determine y* hee depart 
the town within tenn ||or twelvejl dayes and that noe 
inhabitant of the towne doe afterwards Entertaine him 
upon the uttermost penalty: in y* case: who did also 
personally promise & engage to depart within the Tyme 
above expressed 

[25] Att a meeting of the Towne in Gen"" March 21 

1680/81 
Chosen for moderator maj' W"* Hathorne Voated that 
all such as Voate for select men shall voate ^ lists all 
togather, & if any mans name bee twice in ye lists or 
there bee more voates then seven that or those Lists shall 
bee rejected 

Chosen for Select men 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 29 

Cap* Jn" Coi-win 30 M"" Edm*' Batter 29 

Cap* W" Browne 47 M*" Sam^ Gardner sen"" 30 

L* Jo. Puttnam 32 M' Israeli Porter 55 

Jo: Hathorne 55 

Chosen ffor Cons* for the towne ^ voate Jo: Rogers: 
Tho: Maul: Gilbert Tapley Rich"' Prithritch 
Cons* for the farmes 
Uzall Wardell: Jona. Walcott 

Voated that the select men shall have the same power 
they had last yeare 

Att a meeting of the select men March 22*'' 80/81 
being present Cap* Jo. Corwin Cap* W" Browne M"^ Sam' 
Gardner sen"" & Jo Hathorne 

Chosen for Surveyors of the fences ffor the Southfeild 
L* Jo: Pickering Manases Marston & Ben" Gerrish 
Chosen for Surveyors of the fences 

ffor the Southfeild L* Jo: Pickering Manases Marston 
& Ben" Gerrish 

ffor the Northfeild Rob'* ffuller & W" Trask 

ffor the towne ffrom the Bridge to the lower end of 
the Towne to ye point of rocks, Jo Williams Cooper & 
Jo: Cooke 

ffor the glass house & without v^ bridge Sam' Eburne 
Jun' & Goodm'' Tyley 

It is Ordered that all fences bee made up forthwith & 
none unfineshed by the 28*'' day of this Ins* m° 

Chosen for ||survayers &|| Oerseere of y* Highwayes 
from the bridge to y® lower end of the towne to the point 
of rocks L* Jo Pickering & m"" Edw. Grove 

Above or without y'' bridge Jo: Trask & Isaac Cooke 

Chosen for the fineshing the Cutt at Taplys M"" Ph 
Cromwell 

[26] Rec" of M-" fran*^' Skery 5" in money for the 
first payment for the rent of potters Lane According to 
an asreement made May 11: 80 

Whearas by Long Experienc Itt is found very unsut- 
able & inconvenyent for swine to goe att libertye in the 
towne & exceedingly hazerdous for the lives & limbes 
of young children to have them goe up & downe in the 
streets & lanes therof 



30 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

We doe therefore order that there shall not any swine 
bee suffered to goe in luiy streetes or lanes of the towne 
from the bridge to the poynt of rocks, and iff any swine 
shall bee found contrary to this order within the limetts 
as abovesayd after the fiveteenth day of A prill next en- 
su'°^' the date heareof, itt shall then bee in the liberty 
of any person or persons to take them up or kill them 
whearesoever thay finde them Contrary to this order and 
shall have one halfe part of any Swine soe taken or killed 
by them (for there paines) and the other halfe to the 
poore of the towne 

Likewise wee doe heareby further order that all swine 
shall be sufficiently ringed & yoaked, that goe upon the 
commons of the towne whether within the bridge or in 
the more remote parts, att or before the tenth day of 
Aprill next ensuing the date heareof upon the penaltye 
of j I five shillings for|| every swine soe found contrary 
to this order to bee allowed to any one that shall take 
them up and for the full & Effectuall prosecuting the 
above s^ order Wee doe apoynt & Impowre fran*^^ Collins 
Jeremiah Rogers Jo. Wilkinson Thomas Vealey Joseph 
Gray ||& John Sympson|| and doe heareby in his maj"*^ 
name require the above named persons them and every 
one of them to see this order fulley prosecuted 

Att a meeting of the select men 29 : 1 : 81 being present 
Cap* Jo. Corwin Cap* Wm Browne M*" Sam^ Gardner & 
Jo Hathorne 

The Select men doe aprove of Jo Bullock to continnue 
the keeping of an Ordinary in the Towne, for this yeare 
as formerly 

M'^ Baniell King Crd ^ expences at his house for 
the Select men Anno 1679 & 1680 40' for which hee had 
a bill to Cons* Jos Hardy as the Country i-atos run being 
hr.lfe monev 

[271 March 81*" 1681 

Rec'^ of M"" Ezekiell I^edham 14 p"" of mens plaine 
shoues upon the Ace" of a bill given the towne of Salem 
of seaven pound three shillinges & is towards the first 
payment : or in full off the first payment if the towne will 
soe accep* of itt Considering y* greatest part ware mens 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS 31 

12' which shoiies ware all delivoured to Cap* W" Browne 
who is Dr to the towne for them 

Att a meeting of the select men the 1 Aprill 1681 being 
present M"" Edm"* Batter Cap* W«> Browne M"" Sam' Gard- 
ner sen"" M'' Israeli Porter & Jo Hathorne 

Jo : Lander is chosen Sealer of waytes & measures for 
this present yeare In presene of Cons* Jo: Rogers and 
the sayd Con^ to give him notice thereof and eali him be- 
fore a majestrate to take his respective Oath 

John Rogers Cred p"" work donne att y*" meeting house 
in repayreing y^ glass windows for y* yeare 1680^5' for 
which hee had a bill charged upon Cons* Jos Hardy to 
paye him out of the overpluss of the country rate being 
halfe money 

Agreed with Walter Skiner to Keepe the towne heard 
of cowes for three shillings six pence ^ head \\l/Z 
thereof in money the other in provisions or goods || to 
bee payd by the Owners of the s** cowes: to begin the 18th 
of Aprill & to continue until! the 24 October and to drive 
them out, & Keepe them 2 days in a weeke towards the 
butts brook & dogg pond & soe to the extents of our 
bounds. Likewise to enquire after & provide and after- 
wards to returne againe the bulls to the right owner or 
owners of them the toMTie payeing the Hire for the sayd 
bulls 

Att a meeting of the Towne Aprill ll**" 1681 M*": 
Edm**: Batter chosen moderator 

Voated that Thomas Maul refuseing to searve as a 
cx)nstable hee being chosen unto y* office, shall bee fined 

Voated that Thomas maule shall bee fined tenn pounds 
for refuseing to searve as a Cons* 

Joseph Home is chosen Constable for this yeare 

Voated y* itt is left to the select men to take care that 
m' Jo Higdnson his maintenance shall bee payd him 
this veare the best way they can 

[28] Salem Novem*"" 2**' being Tuesday 1680: Jo. 
Hathorne Cons* for the yeare 1677 Levied bv way of 
distresst upon soe much of the Land of Cap*" Nicholas 
Manings as to Discharge or paye 47' 10" due to y' towne 
for y* Country H^^ other|| rates which rates ware com- 



32 SALEM TOWN RECOEDS 

mitted unto s'' Hathorne Cons* for the Collect" thereof 

The Land Levied upon was next adjoyneing to the 
orchard of Maj' W™ Hathorne 2 pole 1 1 broad || ia y* 
front lying against the Common or highway and in depth 
20 pole or soe much as shall in due tyme bee vallued for 
the aboves"^ money 

Salem Decern'"" 6 being Monday Cons* Jo Hathorne 
againe renewed by way of distress upon the afores"^ Land 
of Cap* Nicho' maninge being 2 pole in y^ square of the 
front and twenty pole deep that breedth: which is one 
quarter of an acre or forty pole att 50* fourty seaven sh 
& 10*^ being due upon y^ rates and 2* 2*^ due for charges 
thereupon — the land was vallued by L* Jo Pickering & 
Tho flints who ware Chosen by the sayd Constable Ha- 
thorne for that end 

Jo: Lander is chosen dark of the market chosen for 
sealers of leather for this yeare George Dean & Isaac 
Williams 

Voated that those men last chosen for a Committee con- 
cerning the finding out of land are againe chosen and 
Desired to attend the same. 

Voated that itt is left to y^ select men to repayre y* 
meeting house 

Voated y* m"" Edw iN'orrice shall have fiveteens pounds 
allowed him this yeare from y^ towne 

Voated that five pound shall bee given to Thomas 
Greene for this yeare in Consideration of the great troble 
& grevious affliction upon him concerning Lamberts child 

Voated that itt is left to the select men to vew a sm 
p*'cell of land Hum : Case petitioned for & lay itt out for 
him to build a shop upon, which hee shall enjoy dureing 
y* townes pleasure & not have liberty to sell or any waves 
to dispose of for any other end or use 

[29] Att a meeting of the Select men April! : 14** 
1681 all present 

Agreed that fran*^^ Nurce shall have three pounds al- 
lowed him by the to^vne for his searvice when hee was 
upon the Committee for Land 1677 in ordinary paye pro- 
vided hee accepts thereof as full Sattisfaction 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 33 

Att a meeting of tlie selectmen Aprill 26^^* 81 being 
present M'' Edm*' Batter Cap* Jo Corwin L* Jo Puttnam 
M' Israeli Porter & Jo Hathorne 

Abated Thomas Howard all his rates to Cons* daniell 
Andrewes 

Att a meeting of the freemen May 4*'' 1681 

Voated that two deputyes shall bee chosen to attend 
the Gen""^ Courte 

Voated that y^ deputyes chosen shall bee for the whole 
yeare 

Chosen for Deputyes to attend the Gen' Courte for 
this yeare is m"" Edm" Batter & m"" Sam' gardner sen*" 

Att a meeting of the Select men May 4*" 1681 being 
present m'' Edm" Batter Cap* Jo Corwin Cap* W™ BroAvne 
L* Jo Putnam & Jo Hathorne 

M""^ Willowbey is seated in the pew w^heare M" graf- 
ton did sitt & wheare M*^ Lindoll & m'"^ Hurse now sitts, 
and m""^ grafton in the pew wheare m""" Hathorne & m""^ 
Higginsons sitts, which is also consented to ||& agreed 
upon 1 1 by the Committee y* ware chosen for the Building 
of y® meet^ house also 

haveing Eec'' a petition from the inhabitants of Wen- 
ham dated 26:2 m° 1681 which being directed to the 
select men & inhabitants of the towne of Salem wee doe 
order y* the petition shall bee read att j^ next towne 
meeting and Wenham men shall have tymely notice given 
them thereof, y* thay may bee att y^ meeting ef thay 
shall see Occation 

[30] 21:11:80 35 sh due 

Res'"' of En^ Nath' felton for himselfe and sonne Jo: 
who hath agreed with Edw flint for his p* the summe of 

Pes ffr. Nurce 2' : 9"* 



8. 3 
Pes m'" Jn° Cromwell for himselfe & Jn" Pease sen' 5:6 



34 SALEM TOWN EECORDS 

Res^' Isaac Cook for himselfe An^ Buxton Sam| 
Aburne Jn" Tomkins Jun W" Osburn Step. Small 
& Jer Neale all seaven ^^ ^ 
Res Jo: Bullock "J 

35 :6 

March for select men 1680/81 
M' Bar*'' Gedney 27 Cap* Jo. Price ^^ 

M' Jon Corwin 27 Cap* Jo. Corwm 30 

M' Jo Hi^ginson 15 M' Tym" Lindoll 25 

L* Jo: Puttnam 32 Cap* W" Browne 47 

W Edm" Batter 29 M^ Pit Cromwell 20 

Cap* Jo. Price — Israeli Porter 6^ 

Jo. Hatliome 55 Sam^ Gardner sen 30 

Att a meeting of selectmen 1 Dec"" 81 

[chosen for Tythingmen] 

Cons* Jos. Horns devision 

JM'" Rob: Kitching: 

|Sam^ Shadock 

Cons* Prithritch devision 

$ Thomas flint 

J old m"" Boyden 

Cons* Jo Rogers devision 

^M"" Benj. Gerrish 

]Beni. Small 

Cons* Gilbert Tapleys devision 

5 George Hodges 

]Jo Maskoll sen*" 

Cons* Jon* Walcotts devision 

(Daniell Andrew 

]Dan^ Rea 

Cons* Vzall Wardells devision 

$Rob: fuller 

IW" Osburne «. io men 

[31] Att a met"^ of the Select men 24: 12: 1680 

Lreed mth Rich** Stackhouse that hee shall Keepe 
the ferry goeing Over to Beverly for & duremg the the 
space of five Yeares to begin the nineteenth day of the 
12'""' 1680 and to end 19*'* of february 1685 

And the Savd Rich^ stackhouse doth Engage himselfe 
his heires Execut" admin'^ & Assignes that hee will suf- 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS 35 

iiciently Keepe the sayd fferry with Boats & hands as 
Occation shall require and that hee and thay shall truly 
pave or cause to bee pd unto the Selectmen of the towne 
of Salem for the use of j |a gramer scoole for] I the just & 
full summe of three pounds in Currant money or IST. E*^ 
p annum; to bee payd yearely upon the 19th day of feb' 
or before; besides three pound in money to bee payd att 
or before the first day of June next ensu^ the date heareof 
which being y® IQ*** day of feb 1680 and this agreement 
is fulley accepted by the s^ K. S. and the towne cleare 
of all former demands or dues whatsoever or any charge 
att or concerning the ferry. 
10^ (^y) to be ringed & yoaked 
y" Order to begin 15'^ ('"'') to kill & slay 
hogg Cons* Jo: Simpson 

Jer®: Rogers 

Jos: Grav 

Tho: Vealev 

ffran" CoUins 

Jo: Wilkinson 
Bridgett Olliver haveing desired advice from the select 
men of Salem for the selling of a small p'^cell of land 
aboute two pole more or less lying on the back syde of 
her house for the releiving of her IsTessesyty in order to 
her present supply hath advice granted from sd selectmen 
of Salem to bridgett Olliver for y^ sale of the land afore- 
sayd unto m"" Dan* Epps scoolmaster Salem 9*** Aprill 
1681 

Itt is mutually agreed Betwene the Select men of the 
[32] Michael Spencer 
this knowledge is to hard for mee 
Jo. Swinerton desires his case may be propounded 
!N"esesyty hath noe law 

Doctor John Browne 
Sam* Gardner Jun' M' Jn° Ruck 

Edw fflint Bob ffuller 

M*" Rob Kitching Sam" Auburne 

ISTath Tngersall An* Buxton 

Jn" Marston Elias Mason 

TTzall Wardle Jos: Rea 



3G 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



Jn° Williams Jn° Horne 

Jury of Tryallsall Chosen Chosen Grand Jury 
[32-36 are duplicated records] 
[37] The Constables of the Towne of Salem are Debt 
Imp'': cons* Jona* Walcott is D"" 
To his proportion of the minesters rate to bee 

payd in money to m' Veren 40® ^y^^ in 

paye is 
To 5 coard wood to bee dd m' Higginson 
To y** overplus of m"" rate 



12: 



To his proportion of Country rate to bee payd 
the treasur"" in money 2^: 10': 00'' 

To his overplus of Country rate : 18 : 6 



3 :08 



6:12: 



3:08:06 



10^:00: 6 
Cons* Uzall Wardell D' 
To his proportion of m"" rate to y® deacons in 

money 12^ which in paye is 18:00:00 

To 8 coard wood to bee dd m"^ Higginson 03 : 04: 00 

To y^ overpluss of y^ m' rate 04: 08: 00 



To his proportion of Country rate to bee payd 

y® treasu' in money 2 : 10 : 00 

To his overpluss of County rate 0:16:08 



25:12:00 



3:06:08 3:06:08 



Cons* Gilbert Tapley D"" 

To his proportion of the m' rate to y^ deacons 

in money 22^ which in paye is 
To 8 coard wood to bee dd m' Higginson 
To : y** overpluss of y^ m"" rate 



28:18:08 



33:00:00 

03:04:00 
08:16:00 



45:00:00 



SALEM TOWN EECOEPS 37 

To his proportion of Country rate to bee payd 

y® treasur"" in money 3 : 00 : 00 

To y^ overplus Co : rate 1 : 07 : 06 

4: 7:06 4:07:06 



49: 7:06 



Cons* Jo: Rogers is D' 

To : his proportion of m'' rate to y* deacons in 

money 22" which in paye is 33^ 33 : 00 : 00 

To : 7 coard wood to bee dd m"" Higginson 02:16: 00 
To : ye overpluss of ye m"" rate 07:07: 00 



To : his proportion of country rate to bee payd 

y® treasur"" in money 3 : 00 : 00 

To y® overpluss Co. rate 1 : 08 : 00 



43:03:00 



04:08:00 



47:11:00 



Cons* Rich Prithritch is Dr 

To his proportion of m"" rate to y^ deacons in 

money 21^ which in paye is 31 : 10 : 00 

To : 6 coarde wood to bee dd m"" Higginson 02 : 08 : 00 
To: y^ overpluss of y^ m"" rate 05 : 03 : 00 



To his proportion of Country rate to bee payd 

y® Treasur"" in money 3: 0: 

To overplus of Co: rate 1: 2: 9 



39:01:00 



04:02:09 



43:03:09 



Cons* Joseph Home is D"" 

To his proportion of m' rate to y^ deacons in 

money 21^ which in paye is 31: 10: 00 

To: 6 coard wood to bee dd m'" Higginson 02: 08: 00 

To : y^ overpluss of m' rate 05:11:06 

1, . 

39:09:06 



SALEM TOWN K.KCOKDS 



To his proportion of y*^ Country rate to bee 

payd y^ Treasur"" in money 2 : 12 : 11 

To y' overpluss Co : rate ' 1:07:10 



4:00: 9 04:00:09 



43: 10:03 

Att a meeting of the Select men 31 May 1681 being 
present m' Edm" Batter L* Jo Puttnam m"" Jer Porter 
and John Hathorne 

Ordered that there shall bee a towne meeting held upon 
the 9 day of June being Thursday for choyce of a jury of 
Tryalls to attend the next Courte att Salem; Likewise to 
consider of a petition from Wenham selectmen | ] in be- 
half e of there towne || to y^ Inhabitants of Salem 

Ordered y* there shall bee a high way layd out for the 
use of the Iiiliabitants of Eoyall syde and L* Jo. Puttnam 
m'' Israelle Porter & Jos Herrick ||or any 2 of themjl 
are apoynted Impow*"^ & desired to laye itt out as itt 
may bee most sutable & Convenyent for the Inhabitants 
thereof and to aprize the same & make returne || thereof 1| 
to the Select men 

Abated Jo Ingersall sen'' 2^ out of his minesters rate. 

Abated Jer Meachum sen"" 4^ 6*^ out of his minesters 
rate & six pence out of his Country rate w*^^ Kallim 
Mack"" is rated having hired m"" Jn" [ — ] farme which 
meachum formerly had 

Abated Widow Hill 13^ 4^ which shee was rated last 
yeare in Cons* Jn" Batcheldors ward 

granted Libertye to Samuell ropes and several others 
to build a seate in the meeting house above the galery one 
the West syde not prejudiceing the way. 

L* John Puttnam & m"^ Israeli [ — ] are chosen & Im- 
powred to vew & lay out to Hump case a small percell 
of Land to build a shop upon according to his gTant att 
a Towne meeting aprill 11*^ 81 

M"^ Edm° Batter & Jo Hathorne are chosen & Impowred 
to agree with Gilbert Tapley for a spring of water & the 
land adjoyning thereon for the Benefitts & use of the 
Towne & to paye him for itt in Land of the Towne on the 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 39 

Back Syde of his owne Land according as tliay can agree 
with him for itt agreable to an Order of the towne March 
15^^^ 1679/80 

Ordered that m"" Rob. Kitchings wife shall have lib- 
ertye to sitt in the first seate of y^ womens behind the 
pews 

[39] Att a Towne meeting Jime 9*'' 1681 chosen to 
searve upon the jury of Tryalls for the next county courte 

M"" Tho Gardner jun"^ 
Manases Marston 
Jos Herrick 
W'" Boudich 
Edm**: feveryeare 
David Phipeney 
Ezek Chevers 
Voated that the whole matter relating to the settleing 
of Bounds betweene Salem & Wenham is left to the 
Select men of the to^vne 

Att a meeting of the selectmen 9 June 81 all being 
present 

m"" Edw. flint m"" Tho flint & m"" Jo. Bullock are chosen 
& Impowi'ed to prosecute all the lawes of the country & 
orders of the Tovnie, relating to horse kind for this yeare 
Att a meeting of the selectmen June 24*'* 1681 being 
present m'" Edm° Batter Cap* Jo Corwin m'^ Jo. Puttnam 
m^ Israeli Porter & Jo. Hathorne 

L* Jo. Puttnam & m"" Israeli Porter are chosen and 
heareby fulley Impowi'ed to proseciite the action or case 
betweene Salem & Wenham, relating to m'' Joseph Porter 
concerning rates distrained from him or Intended to bee 
levied by the cons* of Wenham 

George Deane, Came before the selectmen & freely 
Consented to, and desired of the selectmen to determine 
& fulley conclude the contriversary betweene Tho maule 
& himselfe concerning the land sould by the sayd Deane 
to Tho: Maule & promiseth & engages himselfe to stand 
to there determination therein and that itt shall bee a 
full conclution of y^ sd contriversary upon which Thomas 
Maule promised to lett fall the action now in hand con- 
cerning itt: and also stand to there determination 



40 SALEM TOWN" RECORDS 

Att a meeting of the selectmen 11 5°*° 81 being present 
m"" Edm° Batter m"" Sam^ Gardner sen' L* Jo. Puttnam 
m"" Israeli Porter & Jo. Hathorne 

Itt is ordered y* L* Jo Puttnam & m' Israeli Porter 
who ware chosen & Impowred to prosecute the case or 
action betweene Salem & Wenham, concerning rates dis- 
trained from m"" Jos Porter by Sam^ Moulton Con^* of 
Wenham shall have power to prosecute the same in be- 
halfe of the towne from Courte to Courte as there may 
bee Occation & the Whole charge thereof shall bee payd 
by the towne 

[40] Cons* Daniell Andrew is Cred"" 
May 14 1681 

P' a Eec""* from m"" Jo Hull Treasur*" 
23^ in 1 1 or asH money only hee hath alredy 
Cred*" for p* of itt viz ^ doctor barton 
6.7' & by W" Waineright 1^ 16.6*^ soe 
that there remaines 14:06:06 

P to his ace" 

Att a meeting of the select men 22 : 6 : 81 being pres- 
ent m' Edm° Batter Cap W° Browne m"" Sam^ Gardner 
& Jo : Hathorne 

L* Jo. Pickering & manases marston Overseeres of 
||y® fences in|| the south feild complained against Rich- 
ard Rouland for not making up his proportion of the s"* 
Gen^ fence which is Eighteene poles & a % And Edw 
fflint & Jo Home Evidencing that L* Jo. Pickering hath 
well & substantiall made the Same and according to there 
Estimation is well worth 3^ Q^ ^ rod the Selectmen there- 
upon grant Warrant to the Cons*^ to levy the charge upon 
his Estate according to law pa. 19 Title fences — the 
summe being according to law dubled makes six pound 
9' 6*^ without ading anything for other charges. 

Tho : Gold is abated three shillings out of his minesters 
rate this yeare 

M' Edm° Batter is desired in the name of the Select- 
men to warne Jacob Maning not to sitt any more in y® 
fore gallery of the meeting house, thereby keeping out 
others unto whome the place belongs 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS 41 

Att a meeting of the Select men August 23*'' 81 being 
present m'' Edm'' Batter Cap* W" Browne m'' Sam" Gard- 
ner & John Hathorne 

The Selectmen in behalfe of the to^vne have agreed 
with L* Jer. Neale to claboard the meeting house & finish 
the same well & sufficiently att or before the last of Octo- 
ber next ensueing the date heareof for which hee is to 
have six shillings ^ One thurd p* thereof pavd him in 
money. One thurd in provisions and the Other thurd 
in goods the above s** Jer Neale finding scafolding and 
all 1 1 other 1 1 things Nessesary for the doeing of the s^ 
worke; Excep* ISTayles also the use of Two Hundred of 
boardes whilest hee is aboute the worke and hee to re- 
turne y^ boards againe when y^ work is donne. 

[41] M"" John Higginson his ace" of rent res*^ for 
the Town in y^ yeare 1678 for w*^** the towne is cred"" 
Imp"^ Eec** from Jo. Green Jo Batchelder 

Jo: Leach & comp 

for Rent of ro/ syde 78 20 : 00 : 00 

Rec"^ from Cap Geo Corwin for rent of the 

Misery Isld^ 78 03 : 00 : 00 

Rec*^ from m*" Jo Turner for rent of Backers 

Is"^ 78 03 : 00 : 00 



26:00:00 



The Towne D"" to m"" Jo : Higginson p"* out 
of y® rents Imp"": payd m"" Daniell Epes 
for the Ballance of his halfe yeares schol- 
ing from y^ lO*'' august 78* to lO*'' feb 
1678 12:00:00 

payd m' Daniell Epes 24:8:79 for the Bal- 
lance of his halfe yeares scholeing from 
feb lO*'' 78 to August 10*'' 1679 10: 14: 00 

payd John Hathorne for the use of the gram- 

mer schole the ball"'' being 3 : 06 : 00 



26:00:00 



Reckoned with m"" Jo. Higginson the 24***, 
August 1681 and the acc° of rents Ballanced 



42 SALEM TOWN KECOKDS 

Att a Towne Meeting 29''^ 6 m° 81 

Cap Jo: Price is chosen Commision"" or Eight man ^ 
voate of the towne 

Att a meeting of the Select men & Commis'' or 8 man 
By vertiie of a warrant from the Country treasur"" to take 
a list of all male persons mth an Estimation of Estates, 
& to make returne to there sheire towne 

Wee make returne thereof as f olloweth viz : three Hun- 
dreed & tenn heads or male persons and the Estates of 
the to^vne amounting to fourty one pounds according to 
law which makes in the w^hole sixtey six pounds sixteene 
shillings & eight pence this is posted forward 

John Hathorne requests the towne to grant him aboute 
twenty foure foote of Land in lenth & aboute foureteene 
foote in bredth (to sett a ware house upon, att the N 
end of m"" Batters warehouse) and soe downe wards to the 
run of water for a conveniency of a wharfe, and the sayd 
Hathorne doth ingage to maintaine a high way before 
the warehouse ; his request is granted by a voate of the 
towne and itt is left to the select men to laye out to him 
what may bee convenient there. 

John Price desires the towne would please to grant 
there interests in the land upon which his warehouse now 
stands next to m"" Batters warehouse, with the wharfe 
thereunto belonging & the sayd Price doth ingage to 
mayntaine a sufficient highway upon the same, which 
request of his is granted %^ Voate of the towne 

[42] Voated that the towne grants there Interest in 
the land upon which Cap* George Corwins & m"" Edm** 
Batters Warehouses now stands with the wharfes there 
unto belonging Cap* Corwine & m'" Batter maintaining a 
sufficient highway upon the same 

W™ BroAATie jun'" desires the to-^oie would grant him 
there Interest in the cove against his fathers house with 
soe much roome up |Ifrom|| the cove as may bee con- 
veniently spared without dammage to the towne and the 
sayd Browne to wharfe against the cove and to leave a 
sufficient cartwaye to itt ; and the towne to have wharf- 
edge free theere, and the same to bee w^harfed within 
three yeares or the grant to bee Voyde, which is left to 



SALEM TOWiJ KECOEDS 43 

the select men to vew & lay out to him according as thay 
shall Judge Sutable as ^ Voate of the towne 

Voated that L* Jer*" locales petition concerning Land is 
left to the selectmen to Vew, and if thay finde hee hath 
not Rec*^ Sattisfaction for that land layd downe by his 
father ; in y^ lane which hee incloased of y^ Townes be- 
tweene m"^ Gidneys pastore & his land, then to give him 
in land besides the lane; soe much as thay may Judge 
equall therein 

Eleazer Gedney desireth y* the towne would give him 
theere right to that land which lyeth within his wharfe 
below the highway & hee Engageth to make good & main- 
taine y'* highway against itt, which request of his is 
granted ^ voate of the towne 

Voated that itt is left to the select men to consider of 
Samuell Beadles petition &; to vew the land petitioned for 
& soe make retume to the towne 
L* Jer^ Neele is D"^ 

To : Edw flint p'' in his Cons* ace" 2 : 00 : 00 

To a Bill for 3^ : 13" in shoues of Ez Nedham 
To 6 B Come of m"" Edw Batter : 18 : 00 

To pavd by Cap* W^ Bro^vne 

To p'^'^by John Hathorne 4: 01: 10 

To : 2 B Ind Corne of m"" Sam' Gardner sen"- : 06 : 00 
To: p"" french fall shoues of Ez Nedham : 07 : 06 

To a bill charged upon Cons* Gilbert taply 

for 2/5 money 1:05: 00 



The Remainder payd by Cap* Browne 8: 18: 04 

Wovem'^'' 29*"^ 81 
Likewise wee Judge itt nessesary y* y'' Village sliould 
have a house for publike Entertainment & doe aprove of 
]N'ath Ingersall for y* end & desire the Hon'"'' Court to 
confirme him therein 

[43] Att a meeting of the Select men and Com- 
mision"" or 8*^ man 29 August 81 

By Vertue of a warrant from the country treasur"" to 
take a list of all male persons with an Estimation of 
Estates, and to make returne to there sheire towne 



44 SAI.EM TOWN EECORDS 

Wee make returne there of as followeth: Viz: three 
Hiindreed and tenn Heads or male persons and the Es- 
tates of the to'vvTie amounting to fourty one pounds accord- 
ing to law which makes in the whole sixtey six pounds 
sixteene shill»' & 8^ 

Rec** Geo Hodges money 5^ for his last yeares rent of 
the lane lett him &c 

Att a meeting of the freemen Octo 1*^ 1681 Yoated that 
2 deputyes shall bee chosen to Attend the Gen' Courte 
for the remaining part of this yeare 

Chosen ffor Deputyes to attend the Gen' Courte for 
the remaining part of this yeare m"" Edm" Batter & John 
Hathorne 

Att a Meeting of the Select men Oct" 7*" 81 being 
present Cap* W" Brown m"" Edm" Batter m"" Sam' Gard- 
ner & Jo Hathorne 

Rated Daniell Chamberlaine 4' in money & Cons* Gil- 
bert Tapley to gather the same 

Att a meeting of the Select men 4 N'ovem'"' 81 all being 
present 

The select men doe approve of m*" John Gedney and 
m'' Daniell King Each of them to keepe a wine Taverne 
in the to%vne, for this yeare Likewise wee doe aprove of 
John Bullock Elnor Hollingsworth & An: Lake to bee 
Inhoulders for HthisH year Thay and Every one of them 
Both Tavern & Inhoulder Sutably to provide for the ac- 
comodation of the Courts & jurores likewise all other mat- 
ters of a publike conceme proper for them 

Att a meeting of the Select ISTovem'"": 29: 81 being 
present Cap Jo Corwin m*" Batter Cap* Browne m' Sam' 
Gardner L* Jo. Puttnam 

The Select men are willing that m*" Richard Croad 
should bee an Inhoulder for this yeare Ensuing and not 
to bee continued any longer onless the Select men of y* 
next yeare shall see cause to aprove of him for his con- 
tinueation therein the Hon"^ County Court (heare unto 
Consenting) 

[44] Xouem'''* 4*^ 1681 

Then agreed with Elnor Bath to keepe Sarah Lambert 
& her child for & dureing the whole terme of one year 



SALEM TOWX EECOKDS 45 

from this present day wliicli will bee iiutill the 4 nouem^' 
1683 and to prouide for her & her child nieate drink & 
aparell washing & lodging convenient for them, dureing 
the sayd tyme and if she then returne her to the towne 
to delinour her & her child in as good condittion for cloath- 
ing as shee tooke her att first: in || consideration of|| which 
wee doe Engage & promise her in y*^ behalfe of the towne 
Eight pounds in some good pay 

The mark V of 
Elnor Bath 

To all whomsoever this may concerne this may certifye 
that whereas Elnor Bath hath agi*eed with the Select men 
of the towne of Salem to keep Sarah Lambert & her child 
for one yeare more after which tyme wee doe Engage as 
formerly in behalfe of the towne that when the tyme is 
Expired, then to reseaue her & her child : again vnless 
there be any further agreement made and doe heareby 
fulley cleare Beverly or any other place from any other 
charge or treble that may arise from her haueing taken 
her. 

Cap* Jo Corwdn & Cap* W"' Browne are chosen & heare- 
by fully Impowred to Answer the presentment of the 
towTie for the insuficieney of forest riuer bridge w^^ pre- 
sentment is to be called the next County court 

M"" John Putnam is Chosen And heareby fully Im- 
powred to make a Sufficient l| horse! bridge over crane 
river and to Impress w* hands may bee nessesary to Effect 
the Same 

Att a Towne Meeting Nouem^"" 7, 1681 
Chosen to Searve vpon the Jury of Tryalls : 
m' Jo Pilgrim 
L* Jo. Pickering 
m"^ Ben^ Marston 
m"^ Dan^ Andrew 
Serj. Jo. Leach 
m"* T^ath. Beadle 
m"" Jo. Tawley 



46 SALEM TOWN KECORDS 

Chosen to searve vpon the grand Jury 
m'' ■ffran'^^ Skerj 
m"" N'atli. Puttnam 
m' W"^ Trask 
m"" Chris*'' Babidge 
m"^ James Sjmonds 
m"" Hen*" West 
m"" Jo Loomes 

[45] Att a Meeting of the Selectmen 7 Js^ov' 81 

L* Thomas Puttnam is Chosen & heareby fulley im- 
pow'"'^ to repayre the Caseway ouer ye meadow Called 
Hathornes Meadow & is to Impress w* hands may be 
nessesary to Effect y^ same 

L* John Puttnam L* Rich. Leach & Ens'' Israeli Porter 
is Chosen & Impowred to laye out the high way att y*' Vil- 
lage from the Meeting house to m"" Bayleys Corner ac- 
cording as itt was formerly settled & ordered ^ the 
Committee y* was apoynted for y* end: these or any two 
of them shall haue full power to Settle the same 

Abated Cons'^ Jos. Hutcheson 5** out of Elisha Kebys 
rate. 

M"* Sam* Gardner sen"" k L* John Putnam are chosen 
& heareby fully Impowred In behalfe of the Select men 
II of y^ townell to Arest & fully prosecute att the next 
County Courte att Salem (Dan* Andrew Joseph Hutche- 
son Jo Buxton & Jo Clifford || formerly! Constables for 
the Towne of Salem) for Eates committed iuto theire 
hands to collect; w*^** are not fulley payd & discharged 
by them according to there duty therein 

Att a Meeting of the Select men 1 :10 :81 being present 
m^ Edm° Batter Cap* Jo Corwin Cap* W" Browne m"^ 
Sam* Gardner k Jo Hathorne 

Chosen ffor Tything men 
In Con^* Jos Horns deuision 
m"" Rob Kitching 
m' Sam* Shadock jun*^ 
In Cons* Jonathan Walcotts deuision 
m'' Dan* Andrew 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 47 

m"" Dan^ Kea 

In Con** R. Prithritclis denision 

m^ Tho: flint 

old m'" Boyden 

In Cons*^ Jo Rogers denision 

m"" Benj° Gerrish 

Benj"" Small 

In Cons' Vzaee Wardells denision 

nf Rob: ffnller 

W" Osburne 

In Cons* Gil"" Taplys denision 

Jo Mascoll sen"^ 

Geo. Hodges 

[46] Cons* Joseph Hardv is Dr. Anno 16S0 1 s d 
To y® minesters rate y*' proportion is 43 : 18 : 06 

To y** Conntry & connty rate with ouerpluss Y5 : 09 : 06 



119:08:00 



Crd W pavd m'^ Tym** Lindoll for the minesters rate 

39» : 10' : 00'^ 



12: 9: 81 "x^ a Rec* from m' James Russell treasur"^ 

24" 4 money 24^ 4" other pay 48 : 08 : 00 



87:18:00 
payd Hen"" Skery Marshall for the County rate '5 : 10 : 00 



p** vpon y^ townes ace" 93: 08: 00 

21: 11: 80 p'^ John Cromwell p"" bill 03: 14: 10 

24 : 12 : 80 p'' Cap* W"^ Browne 04 : 10 : 00 

29 : 1 : 81 p^ Daniell King 02 : 00 : 00 

p" m"" Edw. Norrice 00 : 09 : 00 

1.2.81 p'* John Rogers 02 : 05 : 00 

106:06: 10 

^^ severall abatements & pay as ^ his ace" 13:01: 2 



M^ Hardy Reckoned the 28*^ 6™'' 82 & all 
ace** Ballanced betweene him & the Towne 



119:08:00 



48 



SALElNr TOWN KECORDS 



Cons* Thomas fflints Dr 

To : his proportion of the minesters rate 40 : 07 : 00 

To: his proportion of Country & Connty rate &c 75 : 08 : 00 



115: 15:00 



Crd f^ a Rec* from m'" Ja : Eussell Treasur"" 
ffor 24' money 24" rate pay : 48 : 00 : 00 

^ p*^ m' Tym** Lindoll for'mines*^' rate 37: 00: 00 

f p** Cap Jo: Corwin 05 : 00 : 08 

? payd Jo : Hathorne 02 : 15 : 08 

^ abatements of his owne & other mens rates 8:04: 00 



^ p^ John Hathorne ^ bill as the 

rates ware p*' 17: 11: 81 
^ p*^ Marshall Skerv 

Highway Tho. Manl Ouerseer 
27:11:81 



severall p*' y* work'''' vpon the 



^ p^ m^ Edw Xorrice p*' 



101:00:04 

14:00 
05:16:00 

2:12: 00 

110:02:04 
000 : 07 : 00 



110:09:04 
Reckoned %dth Cons* Tho flint the 28*'' August 1082 & 
bee is D"" to y^ towne ^' BalF^ of all ace*' as aboue Ex- 
pressed the just sum of flue pounds flue shillings & 8^ 
Wittness Thomas flint 

John: Hathorne 
Cr* ^ abated Jn" Peach & James Denis 
theire minesters rate 
^ W^ Obriant 3^ 

[47] Cons* Thomas Gardner J)' Anno 1680 
To : his proportion of y*' minesters rate 
To : his proportion of y^ Country & County 
rate with overplus 

116:09:06 





0:4:0 
3 


) 1. 

40 


s. d 
: 07 : 00 


70: 


:02:06 



SALEM TOWJST EECOKDS 49 

Cred' ^ p*^ Cap* Jo Price for his proportion of the 
minesters rate 37:00: 00 

Cred"^ p** m'" James Russell Treas"^ in money 25' 
& Country pay 25' 50 : 00 : 00 

Crd ^ p^ Hen"" Skery Marshall for ye County rate 

05:10:00 



92:10:00 
^ p'' Jo: Milk 00:11:00 

W abated m"" Batter 10' Rob Kitching 6' 

00:16:00 
^ abated Tho Maul 15' Mr' Veren 5' 

01:00:00 
^ p^ m' Jona* Corwin ^ bill 03 : 15 : 06 
Edm" Ashbee 5' andrew auger 2' 00 : 07 : 00 
Morgan Jones 5' Jo Leach 3' 00 : 07 : 00 
old Liscomb 10'6^ Cap* Maning 12*^ 

01:02:06 
Geo Booth 14' Geo Deans sonne 7*6'' 

01:01:06 
James Rix 4' Geo. Peale lO'e'' 00 : 14: 06 
Rob Wilson 22' 01:02:00 

transportation & charges 01 : 15 : 00 



105 : 02 : 00 105 : 02 : 00 
Reckoned with Cons* Tho Gardner the 10 
9""** 81 & hee is D"" ^ ball 11 : 07 : 00 

f p** Walter Skiner 4' fran*^' Nurce 3' 

07:00:00 
'? p'' Jo Milk 2' S' goodv Tree 20" 

3 : OS 10 : 08 : 00 



Rest 19' 
Cons* Tho: Ives is D"- Aim" 1680 

To his proportion of y'^ minesters rate 43 : 10 : 06 

To his proportion of Country & County rate 76 : 02 : 00 

119: 12:06 



50 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Crd ^ p^ Cap* Jo Price for his proportion 
of the Minesters rate 39' : 10' : 00** 

Crd ^ Hen"" Skery Marsh for the County 
rate 5:10:00 

C** ^ M*" James Russell treasurer one halfe 
money other 1/2 other pay 50 : 



95:00:00 
1: 14:06 
4: 12: 80 p-* M'* Ph. Cromwell f bills 

4: 15:04 
21 : 11 p*^ M-" Sam' Gardner jun"" 4: 15: 04 
p*^ abated Chris*"^ Babidge : 04 : 06 

abated Marshall Skery : 05 : 00 

abated Elen Holingsworth 0:07:00 
lP Impresing a man to goe to wenham W 
ord' : 02 : 06 

payed M' Edw. N'orrice jun"" 1 : 11 : 06 

^ Carying y^ waites & measures to Boston 

0:10:00 
24 : 11 : 81 : ^ abatements as ^ ace" 

10:04:00 



114:14:04 
^ P'' Cap* W" Browne f bills he allowed 
y^ entry of 3 : 07 : 06 

%^ soe much to bee p^ M"" Edw. i^orrice 

1: 10:08 



119: 12:06 
[48] Cons* John : Batchelder Dr. 
To his proportion of y® minesters rate 

27:18:00 

To his proportion of Country County & c 

rates 61 : 19 : 03 



89:17:03 
Cred"" ^ payd M*" James Russell 
Treasur"" 1/2 money 1/2 other pay 

35':00:0b 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 51 

11:9:81 Crd payd M"" Lindoll toward y^ 
Minesters rate 11 : 00 : 00 

iP u'' Cap* Jn" Price towards the min- 
esters rate 

•^ p"* Marshall Skery for the County Rate 

05:10:00 

payed the towne 

f p"' ffran" Nnrce 02 : 00 : 00 

W p*' Jn" King oversere of the Highways & 

v" rest y^ worked 02:15:06 

*^ p'' L* Tho Putnam 

Cons* John Buxton is D"" 

To his proportion of the Min'^ rate 06^:12^:00'* 

To his proportion of Country County &c 

rates 62 : 02 : 10 



68: 14:10 



Crd p'^ M"" Lindoll for M''' Rate 2:13:0 
p'' Cap* Price for M'^ rate 2 : 7:0 



5 : 00 : 00 5 : 00 : 00 
]j'' the treasur'' 

In 2 Rcseip*^ in money 18^ 10^ & in pay 16^ 
& it being 20^ in money more y" y^ halfe 

iinswers 30^ pay ' ' ' 35 : 00 : 00 

p*' the towne 40 : 00 : 00 
W L* Tho Putnam Overseere of y*' High- 
ways &c as W his Res* for y^ same 4^:11^06'' 
f y L* John Putnam in pay 3 : 09 : 09 
f p'* L* Jn** Putnam in money 2 : 01 : 00 
lP p-* Tho Greene ' 1 : 18 : 00 
^^ Sarj. Tho ffuller overseer & c Highways 1: 08: 00 
^^ L* Tho Putnam f bill 1: 17: 06 
^(3 abated L* Tho Putnam : 15 : 00 
^ a woolfes head as ^- Certyficate from 
Con" Haynes 1 : 10 : 00 
^ abatements of his owne & others rates 5 : 13 : 06 

63:04:03 



52 SAI.EM TOWN RECOKDS 

[49] Novem^"- 18*'* 1681 

The Constables of Salem are Dr to two 
Country rates & one halfe 

to the treasurer to y^ towno 

Constable 
Joseph Home 11' money 16:10 overplus 17 : 01 : 06 

Country pay 
Jona' Walcott 11 '" "^16:10 15:03:6 

Gilbert Tapley 11 " 16:10 20:10:00 

Kich Prithritch 11 " 16:10 20: 

John Rogers 11': 16\- 8^ 17 : 15 21 : 13 : 10 

Vzall Warden 11 " 16:10 10:18 



66:16:08 100:05:00 105:06:10 

By Vertue of a warrant from the Treasurer of y^ Country 
to make one single Country rate to bee payd in money 
w^** is 66' 16 : 08 and one rate & a halfe to bee p'' in Coun- 
try paye which amounts to 100' 05 : 00 the rates are made 
& Committed to the Severall Constables to gather Every 
one his proportion thereof as is above Expressed & the re- 
minder which is 105 : 06 : 10 to bee payed the towne 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen 6*" 10 : 81 
being all present except Cap* Jo Corwin 
The Selectmen grant 
Liberty to Tho flint Jo Pickering Jo Roopes W" Stacey 
& Richard Ingersall to build a Seate vpon the East Syde 
of the Meeting house behinde all y* other Seates from the 
staires that goes up to y^ terrett vnto y® Window thay tak- 
ing in soe many more as may Convenyently fitt there & 
such as the Select men shall aprove of 

M"" Israeli Porter Jo : Leach & Joseph Herrick overseers 
for Makeing the Bridge at frost fish Brooke thay brought 
in theire ace** of work Donne : aboute y^ Bridge 5' : 16^ : 06'' 
which is to bee payed by the towne to the particuler per- 
sons according to the ace** p*' by Bills drawne vpon Cons* 
Vzall Warden 4': 16^: 06 

<fe vpon Cons* Jon a* Walcott 1 

5:16:06 



SALEM TOWX RECORDS 06 

The Select] I men 1 1 Consent vnto M*" George Kewzer 
that his wife shall Sitt in the first seate of the Womens 
next to y^ meeting house 

The Select men have Lajed out vnto John Hathorne | j 
aboute j | twenty f oure foote of land in length & 1 1 aboute 1 1 
foureteene foote in bredth att the ITorth ward end of 
M"" Batters his ware house, & soe downwards from thence 
to y* run of water for the conveinensy of a wharfe thurtey 
ifoote in lenth alonge the 1 1 brooke 1 1 or run of water 
wheare hee is to wharfe according to a gTant of the townc 

[50] L* K'atli' ffelton Overseere of the Highwayes 
brought in ace** of work donne att Rom bridge 39^6** due to 
y® severall ij^sons according to acc° a warrant drawne vpon 
Cons* vzall Wardell 27^ &''Cons* Jon* Walcott 12^ fi'i 
Att a Meeting of the Select men 17 : 11 : 81 
being all present butt Cap* Jo : Corwin 
L* John Puttnam Overseere of the highewayes brought 
in acc° of work donne att y'' Bridge att crane river 2^10^ 
due to the Severall Bisons according to ace" for w'^'' was 
a bill drawne Con' Swinerton 50^ 2 : 10 : 00 

M"" Edm° Batter Crd ^ ace" brought in Currant pay & 
17 davs attendance at y^ gen* Courte as 

7:05:00 
dep*y 1681 2:02:06 



w*=^ was p^ 9:07:06 9:07:00 

^ John Hathorne money 02 : 02 : 06 

^ Wm Curtice " 03 : 07 : 10 

v^ 2 R M"" :N'oriee f 4 B Indian Come t^ 

fisk 00: 12:00 

W a bill vpon Con® Jos Home ., , 

03 : 05 : 02 



M"" Batters ace" with the towne soe 

Balanced 9. 07 : 06 

Cap* W" Browne Cred"- 
^ ace" I j disburstments 1 1 given in for y*' 
veareSl ^ 38':09®:07'' 



54 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

C Browne Debt to 3 bills drawne vpon y^ ] 

Cons* viz Rich Prithritch 10 Jo Rogers \ 40^ : 00 : 00 
15... gilbert Tapley 15^ J 

w*^** 3 bills cap* Bro\\Tie was to allow more vpon them for 

2/5 in money being 16' w* Is Equal therein 

C Browne BF To money payd him ^ John Hathorno 

which was the Ball of S** Hathornes acc° of money 2:6:0 
John Hathome Brought in his accomp*^ of money Rec^ 

for Rents & c which was allowed of & the whole accomp* 

Avas Ballanced and hee is heare by aquitted 

John Hathome is Crd ^ ace" brought in of disburst- 

ments for the towne 7' : 02 : 00 and had bills given him 

draAvne vpon Con^* Jn° Norman 3 : 00 : 00 not money 
2/5 money Rich Prithritch 1:18:00 

as y* rates ware p*^ Tho fliut : 14 : 00 

not money Jos*^ Home 1 : 10 : 00 



7:02:00 
A'pon Jo ITorman more : 11 : 03 



M"" Sam' Gardner is Cred ^ acc° brought in of disburst- 
ments for the towme 6 : 12 : 00 

And had bills given him drawne vpon Cons* 
John Rogers 2 : 00 : 00 

vpon Cons* James Poland 4 : 12 



6: 12:00 

[51] Jer. Rogers Cred"" ^ work donne vpon the high- 
way neere M"" Verens as ^ his ace* 30® in rate paye 

not money 

The Select men have abated Zeb Hill jun"" his rates this 
yeare vpon Consideration of his help fulnes to his father 
Abated Wid° Hill all her rates this yeare 

Att a Meeting of the Select men being present all butt 
Cap* Browne 24: 11 : 81 

M"" Ph. Cromwell is Cred '^ acc° of disbustments for 
the towne as money 3': 11^: 00 

Cleered 

D"" money p'' bv M'' Jo Cromwell for rent burying poynt 
21" 



SALEM TOWN EECOEBS 55 

f monev p"^ for rent of Land Lett M"^ Boiidich 8"—! : 9 : 

to a bill charged vpon Cons* Pritliritcli 53^ 2/5 money 

reduced 2:2:9 
L* John Puttnam Crd ^ attendance att y® Generall Courte 
as Deputy the yeare 1680 togather with aboute a weeke 
attendance vpon y*" Gen^ Courte in Wenham case formerly, 
all being 80 days att ^^ 

D'" a bill given to Cons* Walcott for 30^ & w* soever more 
is due to y° town from him for overplus of rates likewise 
a bill Dra"v\Tie vpon Cons* Jo Buxton for w* soever is in his 
hands due for overplus of rates to y^ to^vne, all to bee p'' 
as the rates are p^ 13 : 12 : 81 

L* Thomas Puttnam Overseere of the highwayes is Cred 
for work donne att y*" Caseway over the meadow called 
Hathornes Meadow 22^ 6*^ to bee payed to the Severall 
-Psons according to acc° drawne a bill to Cons* Jon* 
Walcott to paye the 22^ 6*^ 

L* John Puttnam is desired & heare by Impowered to 
take care y* that Law Relating to the Catachis(ing) of 
Children & youth Bee duely attended att y" Village 

M*" Edw. J^orrice is Dr 
To : p"^ by Thomas Ives 1 : 10 : 08 

^ ace" 

ifor prevention of the profanation of the Sabbath by 
Boyes playing in & aboute the meeting house & disorderly 
runing downe the staires before the blessing is pronounced 
the select men doe heareb^- call vpon & require the Con- 
stables & tithing men to attend there duty therein, like- 
wise have Chosen & heareby Impowre M' Thomas & wm 
Downton Henery West Hen'' Skery Jun"* & Jo. Mascoll 
jun'' to Inspect the same & to retume y^ names of such 1 1 as 
are I| profane & disorderly to authoryty y* thay may be 
punished according to there crimes 

Walter Skiner Belman Dr 
To : a bill charged vpon Cons* Tho Gardner 0-i : 00 : 00 
To : 3 p' of the shoues of jm Ez ITedham pd 00 : 15 : 00 
To : his rates to John Rogers cons* 00 : 03 : 0(5 

To : James Poland Cons* ^ bill 03: 11: OG 

08: 10:00 



56 SAI.EM TOWN" EECORBS 

Crd ^ Being Belman from (Oct" 81) vnto 

the i May 82] 
by agreement 8' & ^ alowance in goods of Tho }• 8 : 10 : 00 
Gardner lO^J 

[52] 27'*^ January 81 

Res^ M*" Ezekiell J^edham 12 p"* mens plaine shoues & 2 
pr french fall shoes vpon the acc° of a bill given the towne 
of Salem of seaven pound three shillings & is the second 
payment. 

the 1 p*" french falls dd Jer. N'eale 3 p"^ plaine dd Wal- 
ter Skiner 9 p"" plaine shoues & 1 p*" french falls dd Cap* 
browne all by y*^ select mens order 

L* John Puttnam Is desired to have a deligent care that 
all the famylyes in the precincts & quarters of the Village 
Doe carefully & Constantly attend the due Education k 
Instruction of theere Children & youth according to law 
Att a Meeting of the Select men Janu'' 31 : 81 being 
present M"" Edm^ Batter Cap* W Bro\vne M-^ Sam' Gard- 
ner John Hathorne 

Abated John Ingersall juu'' 5^ out of his Country rate 
to John Rogers Cons* & Samuell Ingersall his soun is rated 
5^ to make itt vp 

Allowed John Glover his Country- rate this year for 
worke doune vpon the highwayes 

Abated John Mecarter 19^ w*^** was due to Edw fflint 
Cons* for rates 

Granted Libertye to John Roopes to Build a seate over 
the staires of v^ galerv 1 1 in y^ meet^ house 1 1 for Tho feild 
Tho Mason John Ward Sam' Woodwell W" Murrell & 
ISTath' Home to sett in 

Ordered that M'' Dan' Epes shall have foure pound five 
shillings payd him out of y^ rent money for loose vpon 
severall persons hee formerly rendered an ace" to y* towne 
of Like wise 13' 5® remaining of his thurtey pounds due 
for this halfe yeare from August to febniary all 17' 10^ to 
bee payd by John Hathorne out of the rents rec** by him 
which was p'' the same day 

The 1*"^ february 1681 
Rec'' M"^ Elizabeth Turner 3' in money for the rent of 
Bakers Island for the yeare 1681 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 57 

Cap* W" Browne D"- 

To 9 p"" plaine shoues y* Ez Kedham brought in & I sent 
them to his house ^ Be [torn] Blj 1 p*" french fall shoues 
7' 6** 

John Milk Crd %^ whiping for Ann" 79 remained due 
8^ for Ann** 80 : 81 : 20" f 48" 

2 feb 81 for which hee had a bill Charged vpon Cons' 
Tho. Gardner : 48" 

[53] Att a Meeting of the Select men ffeb 7"" 81 p"^ 
sent M' Edm" Batter Cap W" Browne M"^ Sam^ Gardner 
& Jo Hathorne 

The Select men have agreed to meete some of the In- 
habitants of Wenham to Settle Bounds Between them & 
vs the twentyeth day of this Instant M° of faire weather 
if not the next faire day Excep* Wensday itt being our 
Lecture 1 1 weeke 1 1 & have for y* end Chosen & doe heareby 
fulley Improwre Cap* John Corwin Cap* W" Browne M*^ 
Sam' Gardner jun"" M"* John Puttnam & M"" Israeli Porter 
or the maj"" p* of them to make a full & finall determina- 
tion of the Same and the Place apoynted to meete at is 
M.' Joseph Porters 1 1 his 1 1 house aboute nine of the clock 
in the forenoone : and wheare wee doe Expect M"" Nath' 
Puttnam M" Joseph Hutcheson & M"^ Daniell andrew 
(who wee vnderstand are chosen by the village & whome 
we doe 1 1 wel 1 1 Aprove 1 1 of and desire them 1 1 to Joyne 
with the Selectmen 1 1 in ye Case 1 1 abovesayd. 

^ Rec*' Cap* George Corwin money 3' for the Rent of 
the Missery Island for y® yeare 1681 

Rec*^ M"" John Cromwell 21" in money for the rent of y*" 
Burying poynt Ann" 1681 w*^ money hee pd his father in 
p* of the fencing of the Same 

Rec*^ M"" Ph. Cromwell 8" in money for the rent of y*" 
land M' Boudich Hired of y® Towne att y^ Bur/°^ poynt 
!| due anno || 1681 : w*^ was againe payd him towards 
his Incloas'"^ the Bury'°^ poynt 
11 : feb : 81 

M*" Hilliard Veren Cred'' ^ wrightings for the Towne 
15" payd by a bill drawn vpon Cons* Rich Prithritch to bee 
pavd as the Country rate is p** viz : 2/5 money 
13 : feb : 81 



58 SALEM TOWN RECOEDS 

Marshall Skery is Cred'' ^ worke donne for the towne 
11^ 6"* w*^** was payd by a bill charged vpon Cons* Gilbert 
Taply to bee p*^ out of y*" over plus of the \ \ country 1 1 rates 
2/5 money 

13 feb : 81 

^ Rec*^ Richard Stackhouse 39^ in money for the vse 
of the gramer Schoole 

Att a Meeting of the freemen ]\larch 14*'' 81 Chose" 
for a Commison'" to cary in the voates of jSTomination for 
Majestrates M"" Sam' Gardner sen"" 

[54] Salem Aprill l*** The Select men doe acknowl- 
edge that the Towne hath Rec*' in full of all 

Salem Aprill I*'' 1681 Present M*^ Edm° Batter Cap* 
Jo Corwin Cap* W" Browne M"^ Sam' Gard''"'" Jn^ 
Hathorne 

The Select men doe acknowledge that the Towne hath 
Rec^ from Cons* John Hathorne in full of all Rates Com- 
mitted vnto him to Collect & y* the rights of Whatt hee 
hath Seized for Cap* Nicholas Maning, Rates Belongeth to 
himself the Towne Being fully Sattisfied by him. 
57 : 10 : 00 19' - 3^ 4 

19: 3: 4 19-3.4 



38: 6: 


;08 


38 


: 6 :8 






19 


.3.4 




57 ; 


:10 


38:6 : 


:8 






12: 15: 


:7 






25:11: 


: 1 




23 









2:11:1 D Andrew p^ les than his p* in money 
15:7 
12: 15:07 



2:11:05 Jos Ilutcheson p** more y° his p* in 
money 



SALEM TOWjST kecoeds 59 

Cap* W™ Browaie jun'" haveing a grant from the Towne 
for there Interest in the Cone downe against his fathers 
house with soe mnch land vp from y" Cone as might bee 
Conveniently spared without dammage to the towne And 
itt being left to the Select men to vew & lay itt out to him 
according as they shall Judge Sutable 

The Select men haveing Vewed the Coue have layd out 
* (according to theire Best Information the townes right 
is aboute) seaventy six ffoote in the front wheare wee have 
staked itt out for the wharfe & one Hundred thurtey Six 
foote vpward & to a spring wheare is also a stake driven 
downe 1 1 all which 1 1 wee have layd out 1 1 the above sayd 
land 1 1 to Cap* Wm Browne noe wayes heareby disposing 
of the townes right above this land vp to y® streete nor any 
right y^ towne may have of a highway along the Same land 
layd out next to !N'ath Pickmans w*^ formerly was the way 
to y^ buriall poynt Cap* Browne performing y*^ Condit- 
tions In the townes grant 

95:5 :02 
5:18:09 

14:06: 6 



115. 10:05 

154:3 :0 Dan^ and D' 20:11:0 

115 : 10 : 5 Cr<^ p'' Treasur"^ 19 : 5:6 



38:12:7 
26:11: 


his 2/3 overplus 
remanes 

79:03:06 
58:15:07 


39: 

13: 
13: 


16: 

: 5: 

: 5; 


6 

;6 
: 6 


52: 

26: 




12:01:7 
1:05: 6 


19 

4 


13:07:1 


26: 
13: 


11; 
5: 


:0 
6 


79: 


03 


Jos. Hutcheson 
pd Treas"" 


39: 


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* Crossed out. 


20:07:11 





60 SAI-EM TOWN EECOKDS 

1/-3 overplus 13 : 05 : 6 



7: 2: 5 

1 : 5i : 6 the differenc in money 

Dan' is to pay 

5:16:11 
[55] M"" Joseph Phipeny sen"^ John: Rogers 
M' Jon* Corwin Joshua Rea 

John Marston jun"" M'' Rob Kitching 

M^ Willard M*" Jos'* Grafton Sen" 

Tho. Ives Edw : flint 

Tho flint 
Nichols, James, a Jersy 

(some phonetic characters) 
M' Joseph Phipeny 

Tho Beadle Ch (Jury of Trayals) 

Ben-* Pickman Ch 

M"- Tym** LindoU Ch 
M*" Rob Kitching Ch 
M" Willard 

Tho flint Carpenter Ch 
Rich Prithritch Ch 

Edw. flint Ch 

Voated y* Nicholas jSToyce 
The words of the voate 23 : 8*'' : 82 
Soe many as are for M*" Nicholas Noyce to bee caled 
1 1 to this place 1 1 to be helpfull heare in y^ work of y* Min- 
estry amongsth vs & y* in ord"" to his further Settlement 
manifest it &c 

Clearely Voated, & not one hand in the Negative : y*^ 
negative Voate being put 

Cap* Jon° Corwin, Cap* Jon° Price Docter Weld M"^ 
Tim" Lendoll & Jn" Hathome are Chosen 

voated that the Select men doe forth with Call all the 
Constables to accott that are in Arreares & those that doc 
not make payment forth with Impowred to prosecut them 
at law 

Voted that 1 1 towards 1 1 discharging the to^vnes Engadg- 
ments Relief of the pore & the 1 1 selectmen are empowred 
to raise by Rate 1 1 Some of Sixty & five pounds & to Give 



SAI.EM TOWN EECOKDS 61 

an acco" att the next towne meeting of the State of things 
both of the Townes debt & credit 

[56] Att a Towne Meeting March 20"' 1681 



82 
Chosen for Moderator Cap* Geo. Corwin 

Chosen for Select men for the yeare Ensuing & vntil 
new bee Chosen 
Cap* John Corwin 
Cap* W" Browne 
Cap* Jo : Price 
M"" Sam^ Gardner sen"" 
M' Israeli Porter 
L* John Pickering 
John Hathorne 

Chosen for Constables for the yeare Ensueing & vntill 
J^ew bee chosen & sworne in there places 
Ezekiell Watters Jonathan Ager 

Jeremiah Rogers Serj* Jo : Leach 

John : Home Thomas Haynes 

Voated that the Select men of the towne have libertye & 
]X)wer to make a rate for the pa^onent of M"" Higginsons 
Maintenance for a yeare k a quarter; that whereas form^- 
erly his yeare began January 1*'' soe now this money being 
payed him of one rate & a quarter his yeare for the future 
may begin Aprill 1*** And M"" Higginson May have his 
Mayntenanc payed him quarterlye according to the townes 
Engagements 

Voated that geese shall not be Kept, or suffered to goo 
vpon the Common Lands in or aboute the towne after the 
last day of June next Ensueing the date heareof and that 
itt shall be att the libertye of any man to Kill them if 
found vpon the Common after the abovesayd tyme 

Voated that fiveteene pounds shall bee allowed to M"^" 
Edward jSTorrice this yeare Ensueing : as formerly 

Voated that the Request of those Inhabiting aboute the 
glasshouse &c concerning the Ineloaseing of the Burying 
place neere W" Trasks. Is left to the Select men to deter- 
mine & Settle as thay shall Judge nessessary : 



62 SA1.EM TOWN KECOEDS 

[57] Att a Meeting of the Selectmen March 27 . 82 
being present Cap* W" Browne M' Sam^ Gardner sen*" 
Israeli Porter John Hathome 

Chosen for Survayers of the fences 
L* John Pickering 1 For the South feild 
M"" Joseph Hardy sen*" [■ 
Thomas Maule J 

Those Chosen by the proprietors viz 

W" Trask | for the ]S^orth feild 



Christ" Babidge } for the towne from the bridge to the 
John Marston j P^^y^t of rocks 
William Osburne | for the glass house & all without 
John Blevin ^ the bridge 

Itt is ordered that all fences shall bee made vp forth- 
with & none vnfineshed by the first day of aprill next en- 
sueing the date heareof 

Chosen for Survayers of the Highwayes 

John Cromwell | for the towne from the bridge to ye 

James Poland ^ poynt of rocks 
Samuell Gaskin } for the towne above or w"'out y® 
Joseph Boyce ^ bridge 

Itt is ordered & heareby enacted y* the Same order con- 
cerning swine which was made the last yeare shall againe 
bee published & stand for this yeare also 
And for the full & effectuall prosecuting the above sayd 
order wee have chosen for hog Constables Benjamin Ash- 
bey Richard Palmer John Collier William Godsoe Tym- 
othy Laskin & Mathew Barton : And doe heare in his 
Majestyes name require the above named persons them & 
Every one of them to see this order fuUey prosecuted 

M"" Samuell Gardner 1 1 sen"" ] | L* John Higginson M"" 
A^ath' Puttnam Serjent Tho : fFuller & M"" Joseph Hutche- 
son are chosen to goe in perambulation vpon the line of 
the Bounds betweene Salem & Reding townes, and to vew 
the Bound marks which ware formerly agreed vpon and to 
make as many N^ew Bounds Between [torn] aforesayd 
Bounds in the oayd line ; as may [torn] l!^essessary and soe 
fulley to settle Sz finis [torn] Also to give notice to reding 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 63 

select men [torn] of some of there inhabitants to Joyne 
[torn] and to meete att Jo Phelps his house [torn] aprill 
next being the 24*"" day [torn] the same 

[58] M"- Thomas Puttnan M'" :N'ath Puttnam W Jo- 
seph Porter M"" Joseph Hutcheson & M' Dan' andrew are 
Chosen to goe in perambulation vpon the line of the 
Bounds betweene Salem & Topsfield townes. And to re- 
new the Bound Marks which ware formerly agreed vpon; 
which Gen'' above sayd are also desired to give I'5'otice to 
topsfield Selectmen to make Choyce of some of theire 
Inhabitants to Joyne with them there in and to meete to- 
gather att M"" Joseph Porters house the seaventeenth day 
of Aprill next Ensueing the date hereof Being Monday 
then to attend the Same. 

To the Select men of Salem Wor"' Gen" this is to 
Signyfy vnto you that the Select men of Redding haveing 
Receaved a few lines from you ; have answered your de- 
sires & have appoynted Cap* Jeremiah Swaine M"" John 
Browne & John Batcheller & Nathaniell Goodwin to goe 
in perambulation vpon the line of Bounds betweene Salem 
•fe Redding Towne & to renew the Bound marks formerly 
agreed vpon <& to make new Bounds as many betweene the 
afore sayd Bounds in Sayd lines as may bee nessesary; 
who are to meete with your men according to t^one & place 
apoynted Aprill 20th 1682 ^ John Batcheller f ord"^ of 
the Select men 

Att a Meeting of the Select men aprill 3**" 1682 being 
present all butt Cap* Jo Corwin 

jSTath' Silsbey is Chosen for Sealer of waytes & measures 
for this present yeare in presenc of Cons* Jo Home and 
the Sayd Cons* to give him ISTotice thereof and call him 
before a Majestrate to take his respective Oath. 

^ order of y" Towne March 20*'' a Rate & a quarter was 
raysed to pay the Minester for one yeare & a quarter vpon 
the Reason before propownded also halfe a Country rate 
for the supply of the agent r ^ warrant from the Country 
Treasurer & is as ifalloweth — 

The Constables D"" theire proportions to aboves" || min- 
esters 1 1 rate being 238' 19 : 00 



64 



SAiEM TOWN RECOKDS 



money rate j3ay 

Ezekiell Watters to pay y* Deacons 28^ w*^h in pay is 42' : 
10 ooard wood 4' : over plus 9' : 00 : 00 

Jer, Rogers 26 w*^'* in pay is 39 : 

10 coard wood 4' : overp'^ 6 : 03 : 06 

Jon* Auger 27 : or pay is — 40 : 10^ : 

& 10 coard wood 4' : overp'^ 7 : 16 : 06 

John Home 26: ra* p is — 39 

& 8 coard wood 3^ 4" overp'" 4:03: 06 

Serj"" Jo Leach 15 : rate p is — 22: 10 

& 8 coard wood 3' 4" overp'" 2 : 13 : 00 

Tho Haynes 3 rate P is — 4: 10 

& 4 coard wood 1' 12' overp'^ 1 : 12 : 06 



Money : 



125* or pay 187 : 10' 50 coard 20' 



ovrp'' 31 : 09 : 00 
money 125 w^** in pay is 187 : 10 : 00 
wood 50 coard 20 : 



over p uss to y** towne 



31:09:00 



238: 19:00 
The 1/2 Country rate of 45' 14' in money proportioned 



w"" y^ overpluss there being due to y* treasurer 
Ezek' Watters to pay y^ treasur"" 6' overpluss 
Jer"" Tlogers 6' overpluss 

Jona* Auger 6 overplus 

Jo Home ' 6 overpluss 

Tho Haynes 5 overpluss 

John Leach 4 8' 4^ overplus 



33:08:4 
2': 09: 00 
: 02 : 06 
: 05 : 00 
: 02 : 00 
: 15:06 
:11: 80 



33 : 8 : 4 
to pay y^ treasurer 33:08:4 
to pay y*^ towne 12 : 05 : 8 



12:05:08 



45: 14:00 
[59] Att a towne Meeting aprill 7^'' 82 
Chosen for moderator Bar**^ Gedney Esq 
The petition of our Neighbours of the farmes concern- 
ing theire being a towneship &c, (being red) 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS 65 . 

The towne voated in the Negative 

Voated y* the Selectmen are desired to Reseave from 
the farmers whatt thaj may present vnto them as matter 
of Greiuance, and to returne the Same vnto the towne 
att the next towne Meeting 

Chosen for Clark of the Markett for this yeare 

ISTathaniell Silsbey 

Chosen for Sealers of Leather for this yeare 
ISTathaniell Beadle & John Ward 

Chosen for a Committee to search out for towne lands 
Either claymed or taken in by any Cap* Jo Corwin Cap* 
W°' Browne Cap* Jo Price M"" Samuell Gardner sen'' 
M"" Jonat Corwin L* Jo Higginson L* John Puttnam thay 
or the Maj"" part of them have the Same power the former 
Committee had which ware Chosen Anno — 

Voated that itt is left to the Select men to Chose one to 
Keepe the towne Books for this yeare & to paye him out 
of the toMTies money for the Same as thay shall agree 

Instructions for the Select men anno 1682 Imp"" 

[60] Aprill 17*'' 82 Cap* W" Browne & John Hath- 
orne in the name & ^ order of the select men Agreed with 
Walter Skiner to keepe the towne heard of Cowes for three 
shillings six pence ^ heade one thurd thereof in money, 
the other two thirds in provissions or goods; which is to 
bee payed by the Owners of the Sayd Cowes ; and the above 
sayd Skiner to begin the 24*^ day of this instant m" being 
Monday & to continue vntil the 24*"* of October driveing 
the cattle out & Keeping them 2 days in a weeke towards 
the butts Brook & dog pond & soe to the further most Ex- 
tent of our bounds, likewise to Enquire after; and after- 
wards to returne againe, the Bulls to the right owner or 
owners of them, the towne payeing the hire for the Sayd 
Bulls 

Att a Meeting of the Select men aprill 20*'' 82 
Ordered that the constables watch shall Consist of six 
men ^ night the most part of which shall bee sober men 
& house boulders & to begin the first of May next Ensueing 



66 SALElSr TOWN RECORDS 

Cap* W" Browne is desired to disburst money for pro- 
curing standerd waites for the towue, who shall bee re- 
payd againe in money 

Chosen for Overseers of the high waves L* An* Nedham 
&' m"" Thomas flint and thay are ordered forth with to 
repayre or rebuild the Bridge (by John Procters and to 
make itt Sufficient:) according as need requires & to Im- 
press whatt men or Carts may bee nessesary to accomplish 
the same. 

m"" Sam' Gardner sen'' & m"" John Higginson are desired 
to giue notice to all the house holders from m"" W" Hursts 
& Sam' princes & soe downewards vnto the poynt of Rocks ; 
y' all such as are not prouided with good & sufficient 
lathei-s, may s]>edyly procure them vpon the penaltye of 
the former to^vn orders viz ten Shillings for Euery weeks 
neglect. 

L* John Pickering & m"" John Marston are desired to 
giue notice to all the house boulders from m*" W™ Hursts 
k Samuell Princes & soe vpwards vnto the bridge, y* 
all such as are not prouided with good & sufficient lathers 
may spedyly procure them, vpon the penaltye of the 
former towne orders: viz: ten shillings for Euery week 
neglect. 

Symon Booths rates to Cons* Jeremiah Rogers abated 
his Co. rate to Cons* Home 5^. 

Att a meeting of the Select men May 2^^ 82 
present Cap* Browne Cap' price m'" Sam' Gardner L* Jo 
Pickering John Hathome 

m"" John Ruck is abated fiueteene shillings out of his 
last Yeares rates to Cons* Rich prithritch & fiueteene 
shillings out of his minesters rate to Cons* John Home 
this yeare. Which is vpon Consideration of his late 
loses. 

[61] Abated Jeremiah Meachum jun' all his rates to 
the former Constal)les Excep* this present yeares 

Att a meeting of the Select men May 8*": 1682 present 
Cap* W" Browne Cap* Jo. Price m' Sam' Gardner L* 
Jo. Pickering & John Hathorne 

L* An*" Kedham W"' Trask Thomas fflint Serj' Bridges 
Peter Chever »i' John Homes are Chosen & heareby fulley 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 67 

Impowred to prosec^nte all lawes of the Country ; & orders 
of the Towne; & relateing: to Ilorce Kinde 

m"" Rob fuller k m^ Daniell Andrew are Chosen & heare- 
bj impowred to see the law Concerning brick fully at- 
tended. 

M"" Sam' Gardner sen'' & Cap* John price are desired & 
heareby fully Impowred to agree with John Marston jun" 
or some other Carpenter, to secure the Roofe of the Meet- 
ing house & make itt secure 

The Select men haue layd out vnto Jonathan Pickering 
a parcell of land about Hardys Ales Geggiese Coue ; Con* 
seauen pole in lenth & aboute three pole in bredth Staked 
out & adjoy"^ in lenth w*^ the land of Thomas Geggles on 
the East Syde & the Coue on the West Syde, on the I*^. 
end staked out & adjoyning to the towne land neere .v 
Saw Pitt & Bounding vjx)n the Piuer on the South : which 
is for a building ]ilace and is according to a grant of the 
toAvne to him 23 March 1676/77 prouided & itt is 
agreed betweeiie tlie Selectuieu in ijehalic ui riie vowiic 
& the Sayd Pickering, that hee the aboue Jonathan Pick- 
ering shall I j for ever \ \ Allow a Sufficient Cart way all 
along the land ; vpon the vper Syde next vnto Tho Geggles 
his land ; likewise a Sufficient way at the Southward end 
thereof according to a former order of the towne Concern- 
ing land bounding vpon the Riuer or Seea 

Att a Meeting of the freeman May 17 : 1682 
Chosen for Deputyes to attend the Gen' Courte for this 
yeare, m' Edm^ Batter & m*" Samuell Gardner sen'. 

[62] At a Towne Metting June 10*'' 1682 

Chosen to searve vpon the Jury of Tryalls m"" Tym"* 
Lindoll m"" Pol). Kitching, Tho Beadle Benj" Pickman 
Tho flint Cai-penter Richard Prithritch and Edward 
flints. 

Yoated that Thomas Greene shall bee alowed three pound 
this yeare, towards his reliefe k helpe in Keeping Sarah 
Lamberts Child. 

Voated y* Good m ffeltons case for Releife is left to 
the Select men to act concerning him as they may find 
occation. 

Voated that the Case relating to the farmers is left i-o 



68 SAL.EM TOWN KECOEDS 

a fuller meeting Considering the Xumber is very small 
at present and thereby may proue Inconvenient to giue 
Answer thereto at present 

Voated that the Selectmen doe forthwith call all the 
Constables to acc° that are in Arears, & those that doe 
not make payments forthwith to prosecute them att law. 

Voated that towards discharging the townes Engage- 
ments i^ relief e of the poore, the Select men are Impow^'ed 
to Raise f^ Kate the Sumrae of Sixtey fiue pounds & to 
giue an acc° att the next towne Meeting of the State of 
things both of the townes Debts & Creditt: 

Att a Meeting of the Select men June 23*^. 

Bartholomew Gedney Esq"" L* John Pickering & L* 
Jeremiah ]Sreele are desired to Vew the meeting house & 
to giue theire aduise whatt may bee Nesesary for the Se- 
curyty of the Koofe tS:c. 

L* John Pickering is desired to agree with John Mar- 
ston to make ap"" of Stocks vnpon the To\vnes acc°. 

m"" John Xorman is Chosen Ouerseere of the highways 
& is desired spedyly to rep.nre or men the highway in 
the lane neere John Lamberts house taking the aduise of 
L* John Pickering in the doling of itt. 

Geo Hacker is abated halfe his rate to the minester 
this yeare vpon Consideration of his remouall to Hue 
among the farmers. 

ordered y* James Rix pay his rates to Cons* Jer. Rogers 
& all others to bee abated vpon Consideration of his 
absenc from y* towne. 

[68] Att a meeting of the Towne Legaly Warned July 
31*^ 1682 

Chi sen for Commision"" or Vg man to Joyne with the 
Selectmen in makeing the rates &c m"" Jonathan Corwin. 

Att a meeting of the Select men and Commision*" or 
8"* man August the 21*^ 1G82 

By Vertue of a warrant from the Country treasur"" 
to take a list of all Male persons with an Estimation of 
I [all 1 1 Estates &: to make roturne to theire sheere towne 
accord^ to law 

Wee make returne thereof as follow® viz 
three Hundred & ten heads or male persons & the Estates 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 69 

of the towne amounting to fourty one pounds according 
to law, which makes in the whole sixty six pounds six- 
teene shillings & 8*^. 

The Select men doe Giue there consent y* m*" Step** 
Sewall his wife may sitt in the second pew: viz wheare 
m"^ Groue Sitts. 

At a meeting of the Select men present Cap* Price L* 
Pickering & Jn° Hathorne. 

Agreed with m"" Phillip Cromwell to Keepe the towne 
stock of powder & to turne it as neede requires, & like 
wise the stock of Bulletts Amonition & c for one twelve 
m" from the day of the Date heare of for which hee is 
to bee alowed 40^ by the towne in rate pay as the rates 
are made whether money or otherways w*^^ was payd by 
a bill to Cons* .Jn° Home. 

[64] At a Towne Meeting the 23 Octo*'"' 1682 Cap* 
John Corwin Chosen Moderator 

A Voate of the Towne 
Soe many as are for caling m"" Nicholas Noyce to bee 
helpful to vs, in the work of the Ministry & y* in order 
to his further Settlements amonght vs: manifest it 
Voated Unanimously by the Towne 
Nemine Contradicente 
Agreed with Walter Skiner to Bee Belman & watch the 
Towne Euery night, & performe y* office & place faith- 
fully & diligently & constantly 1 1 from this tyme vntill 
the first of May next Ensueing the Date hereof, for w'** 
hee is to bee payd by the towne Eight pound the Same 
Summe hee was p*^ last yeare 

Salem: "l Nouem^'' 1682 

1 : 8 : 82 Walter Skiner Dr a bill Jon* Auger 0.4^: 

At a meeting of the Select men Decern'^'" 18*^' 82 

John Hathorne & John Higginson are Chosen & heareby 

desired to make up the ace" Betweene Salem Towne & 

Jn° Hull Esq'- jjlateH Treasure 

Eec*^ of m" Tymothy Lindoll 28** 6"^ in money w"'' is for 
one yeares Interest of the 21^ 5^ o*^ money of the townes 
in his hands, viz from August 81 to August 82 & m"" Lin- 
doll promiseth to dd the principle & the remayning In- 
terest y* shall bee due to y*^ towne some t;^Tne in March 



70 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

I ! next 1 1 : before the next Select men are Chosen w"'' money 
was do Cap* W™ Brown for the towues vse. 

[65] May 82 

Bought of Nathaniell l!Corell|l one Bull for 30' in 
money w*"'' was pd him bv m"" Samuell Gardner IS'' by 
Cap* Price 6^ 1/ ^ L* Jn° Pickering 6^ 
i^ouember: 82 

Agreed with L* Jn" Pickering to winter the Townes 
Bull this winter next, & to lett tlie Towne have the vse> 
of him the next Summer following Ijas they had y* last 
Summer j I for w*"^ hee shall haue the Bull the next Au- 
tum. 

W Soe far 

Samuell Gaskin & Joseph Boyce Ouerseers Cred"" for 
work donne vpon ye highway by m' Gardners hill & at 
ye Bridge by Benj Scarlett & 6^ V jf as ^ there ace" 
giuen in & is to bee alowed them out of y® towne rate. 

Att a meeting of the Selectmen 26 : 10 
Ser Tho Fuller Ouerseer of the Highways Cred' ^ work 
done as 1^ ace" giuen in 4': 11^: to bee p*^ to him & 
others y* worked vpon ye Sayd towne Highwayes p** by a 
bill drawn vpon Cons* Tho: Haynes. 

L* An*" Nedham Ouerseer of the Highwayes Crd IP 
acc° worke giuen in 2' 3* to bee payd to y^ person y* did 
the work accord^ to acc° pd ^ bill vpon Cons* Tho Haynes 

Abated Jn** Glouer all his rates this yeare 

Abated Ez Chevers 3^ out of his rates 

Abated Js Cook 2^ out of his rates 

Abated L* Tho Putnam 7' 6'' out of his Country rate 

Abated Ph: Losia 3' out Kates 

[66] Att a meet^ of the Selectmen 1 January 82/3 

L* Tho Putnam Cred"" ^P short p'' by Cons* Job Swiner- 
ton in a bill drawne vpon him for 50" 19 " 8*^ the 11:12: 
79/80 for which hee had a bill drawne vpon Cons* Tho 
Haynes. 

The Selectmen Giue theire Consent y* m' Daniell Web 
may Sit in y^ fore seate of y* Galery wheare m"" Thomas 
Ives doth sit & Edm** Bridges did sit. 

Likewise y* his wife may Sit in y*" Second pew next the 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 71 

Window in ye Galeiy wheare |!Samuell|| Abume & W"" 
Trask theire wines ware Seated. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Jann"" S^^ 82 

The Select men of the towne haue agTeed to meete at 
Nath' Ingersall his house the fiueteenth day of this in- 
stant m" being Monday abonte Eleven of the Clock on y^ 
forenoone if it bee faire weather & Sutable or if not the 
next faire day following to Enquire what high wayes 
may bee further Xesiceary to bee layd out amonght the 
farmes & doe therefore desire all persons Concerned there- 
in would bee pleased to attend the Same. 

At a meeting of the freemen January 27*'' 1682 

M"" Samuell Gardner sen"" was Chosen a Dep* to attend 
the Generall Courte for this sesions & the remaining part 
of this yeare. 

At a meeting of the Select men Jan"": 29***: 82 
being present Cap* W™ Browne, Cap* Jn*' Price, m"" Sam^ 
Gardner sen"", L* Jn° Pickering, Jn" Hathorne 

Rec*^ m"" Phillip Cromwell 8^ in money w*^^ is for y** 
rent of a p*" of land I |for Anno 1682' | bv y*^ burying poynt 
||first|| let to m"" W" Boudich 14:12:80 dd Cap* W"" 
Browne ye money. 

Rec'^ m"" John Cromwell 21^ in money w''' is for y* rent 
of I lye bury"^ poynt || land for Ann" ^1682 dd Cap* W"' 
Browne ye money, 

[67] Cons* Joseph Home is D' 
To: his proportion of y*" min"*"" rate to bee pd 

the Deacons in money 21^ w*^** in pay is 31 : 10: 00 
To his proportion of wood 6 Coard to m"" 

Higginson 02 : 08 : 00 

To his ouerplus of y^ min^*"" rate 05 : 11 : 06 



30:09:06 



30:09:06 
May: To his proportion of y^ Country rate payable to ye 

treasur' in money 2:12:11 

To the ouerplus Co rate 1 : 07 : 10 9 : 00 : 09 

N'ouem^' To proportion Country rate payable to y*^ 
Treasur' in money '11: 0:0 

to y* treasur' in Rate pay 16:10:0 



72 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

to y" ouer plus payable to y^ towne 17 : 01 : 6 



44:11:6 44:11:06 



88:01:09 



Jos Home Cons* Cred*" 

P** m"" Veran Deacon for m' Higginsons rate as ^ 
in money 21:00:00 in other pay 31: 



short p m"" Higginson 48 ffoote wood 
short ^^ country rate p"^ the treasur'' 

M rate to m"" G^edney 2: 12: 11 

May 2, 82 p** the treasur"" in money 11 : 00 : 00 

p*^ the treasur"" in pay 16: 10: 00 



02 



3 Rec** 
10:0 
08:0 



p** the towne 



p** John Hathorne 

p"* W"" King 

p^ Tho Maule & severall men| 

y* worked vpon High ways^ 
p** m*" John: Gedney 
p** m"" Batter 
p^ Jn" Glouer ^ order 
p** Jo. Ropes ^ order 
p' Simon Bath rate abated 
p"" his owne rates abated 
more 6^ p"" Geo Booths rates 
p"" Jer Meachum sen"" sett| 

to Calum Mackalum j 
p'' m"" John Gedney 
^ Rich. Mayber for work^ 

for the towne j 

, ^ James Rix 
^ Rob. Wilsons widow 



30:02:11 30:02: 11 



64:00: 11 



01: 10:00 
00:02:00 

04:06:00 

01: 10:00 
03:05:02 
00:05:00 
00:06:00 
00:05:00 
01:07:06 
00:01:06 

00:04:06 

03 : 14 : 00 

0:01:06 

: 06 : 06 
0:07:09 

17:15:05 17:15:05 



82 : 15 : 05 



SALEM TOWN EEOOKDS 



73 



%^ allowance for 6 coard wood 

W Jn** Milks rates 

sP abated Peter Salmon 



"^ allowance for transportation 



^ p** m' Edward Norrice 



[681 Cons* John Rogers D"^ 
To his proportion of the M'* Eate to bee p**| 
y* Deacons in money 22* w*^"* in pay is j 
To: 7 coard wood to bee p^ m*" Higginson 
To: his oner pluss of y* ministers rate 



44 rate To his proportion of y* ] ] 

May Country rate payable to J- 3 : : 
y® treasurer in money J 
To y* ouerpluss of y® coun- 
try rate • 1:8 



Nou'* To his proportion of y*^ Country rate 
payable to y*' treasur*" money 11*: 16®: 8 



to y treasur"" m rate pay 
ouerplus to y^ towne 



17:15: 
21: 13:10 

51:05:06 



Jo: Rogers Cons* Crd"^ 

^ p** m"" Veren for m*"** rate as P^ „^ „ „ 

Rec* money 22* w"^** in pay is j ^ • • 

^ p** m"" Jo Higginson 7 coard 

wood 02:16:0 



00:12:00 
00:05:00 
00 : 07 : 00 

83:00:04 
00:07: 

83:07:04 
00 : 10 : 00 

83 : 17 : 04 



33:00:0 

02:16:0 
07:07:0 

43 : 03 : 



4:08:0 



51:05:06 



98:16: 6 



35:16:0 



74 SAL.EM TOWN RECOEDS 

May p" the treasur'' rate pay 17 :15 :0 

2:82 money 11:16:8 

money p*^ m*" Gedney y* V^ rate 

^ treasur®' order wee haue 

hisRec* 03:00:0 



68.07:08 68:07:08 



payd the towne 
Imp"- ])'• m' Sam' Gardner sen' 2 : 00 : 

p** Walter Skiner 0:03:06 

1682 p* ^ mend^ glass at meet^ 

honse 0:14:08 

5 :12 :82 ^ abatements of his own & 

others rates 3 : 11 : 06 

Sp work mend^ glass for meeting 
house & town house 16:00 



7 : 05 : 08 7 : 05 : 08 



75:13:04 



Reckoned with Jn** Rogers the 5*" ffeb' 82 
& hee is Dr to 3^^ towne 
^ ball of his Rates acc° 23^:3^ 2" 
Crd W allowance for transportation 7^ 

Rest due to BalP 22':16:2 

^ allowance for wood p**^ 

m"" Higginson 2^ ¥ J 14^: 

^ Jn° Hathorne for paul Manefeild 6« 6 : 



01:00:0 



5:12:82 Rest due to Rate 21:16:2 

[69] Cons* Jonathan Walcott is D' 
To his proportion of y* m™ rate to] 
bee pay^ the Deacons money 40^ [■ 3 : : 
w*'*' in pay is J 

5 coard wood to bee p*^ m' Higginson 2 : 00 : 
ouerpluss to the towne 1:12: 

6 : 12 : 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



75 



To his proportion of v*" Country rate 

to bee p'' the treasnr"" in money 2 : 10 : 00 

to his ouerpluss of y^ Country rate 18: 06 



To his proportion of y*" Country 

rate payable to y^ treasur'' money 

Country ]3ay to the Treasur' 16 : 10 : 

ouerpluss to ye towne 15 : 03 : 6 



8:08:06 3:08:06 
11: 0: 



42 : 13 : 6 



Cons' Jona* Walcot Cred' 

p** m' Veren for m''^ rate money 45^| 3.0- 

w*"'' in rate ]>ay j 

p*' m"" Higginson 5 coard wood 2 : 







05: 0: 

June IT**" 

p*^ the treasur'" for V4 rate money 2:10:0 

p^ the treasur"" for Country rate 

money '^ 11:00:0 

p*' the treasur' for Co : Eate pay 16 :10 :0 
p** the towne 

L* ]^ath' felton ouerseere high | 0*12 -6 

waves 12^ 6** $ 

JohnPuttnam 14" 6** money & 18" pay 1 :12 :6 

Israeli Porter ouerseere H. W. 1 : 

Serj"" Tho Fuller ouerseere H. W. 1 : 

L* Tho. Puttnam 2:14:0 

L* Tho. Puttnam Ouerseere H. W. 1:02:6 

Nath Puttnam Ouerseere H. W. 3 :08 :6 



46 : 10 : 00 



abated 

for John Keney 7^.6^ 

Sam^ Gentiman 5.6 

Sam^ Bennet 5.0 

W^Silsbey 0.6 



42 : 12 : 06 



52 14:00 



76 SALEM TOWN EECORDS 

Ph. Knights 7 . 6 

Shuball Stemes 5.6 

Tho: Gold . 3.0 

Wid" Pope 0.9 



1:15:3 1:15: 3 
abated his owne rates 0:11 



48:16:03 



alowed for atendirig w*'' a 

repleae at Jos Porter : 02 : 09 



48:19:00 
Eeckoned with Jon* Walcott Cons* the 28th August 82 
& hee is Dr ^ ball of ace" in money all or neere all 
3' 15^:00 
Reckoned with Cons* Jona* Walcott 26 : lO'"" 82 

All ace** Ballanced 
Rec* p' p^ L* John Putnam more W bill 1 
in money 14^ \ 1.00:00 

p"" Alowed for Elisha Kebv 6^ J 

25 : 10 82 Res'" p"" p*^ L* Jn"' Putnam 

more in money 46^ 2*^ & in pay 2: 14: 11 

to him 8' 9** "" 

3:14:11 
allowed Ttorn] 
[70] Cons* Gilbert Tapley is D" 
To his proportion of y* m"" rate to bee payd } oo . aq . aa 
the Deacons money 22^ : w*^** in pay is S ' 

To 8 coard of wood to bee p*^ m"^ Higginson 03 : 04 : 00 
To ouerpluss payable to y^ towne 08 : 16 : 00 



45 : 00 : 00 



May To: his proportion of y® V4] 
81 Country rate payable to y'')- 3.0.0 
treasur"^ in money J 

To ouerpluss of ^A Country 
rate money 1.7.6 4:07:06 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



77 



To his proportion of y^ coun-1 

try rate payable to y* Treas->11 .0.0 

lire'' money J 

in rate pay to y*" treasur' 16:10:0 

To ouerpliis to y** towne 20 :10 :0 



48 00:00 48:00:00 



To m"" Chamberlaine was rated 
in monev 



97:07:0e 
4 

101:07:06 



Cons* Gilbert Tapley Cred' 

p** m"" Veren for m""^ rate money | „„ . ^ 

22' w*^*^ in rate pay j 

p*^ 8 coard wood to m"^ Higginson 03 : 04 : 



May 2** 

81 payd the treasur'' rate pay 
payd the treasur^ in money 
payd the treasur"^ in money | 
for the quarter Rate j 

^ Marshall Skery 
^ Jer Neale 

^ abatements of his owne & 
others rates 



'36:04: 



16: 10 

11:00 

3:00 



66:14: 66:14:00 
00: 11:06 
01:05:00 



10 : 00 : 00 



11:16:06 11:16: 6 



^ transportation 7® wood allow*^ 
vpon 16^ 

Reckoned with Constable Gilbert Taply 
5 : 12"° : 82 & hee is D^ ^ ball ace" to y^ 
towne for y*^ Rates Commit'' vnto him 
[71] Cons' Rich^'' Prithritch D"- 



78:10:06 
01:03:00 

79:13:06 
21':14«00* 



TS 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



To his proportion of y^ min''^ rate 
to ye Deacons money 21' w*^** in rate pay is 
To 6 coard wood to bee dd m'' Higginson 
to ye ouerpliiss of the M"" Rate 



To his proportion of y*" V4 Country rate 

in money 3^0.0 

ouerpliiss of Yi rate 1.2.9 

To his proportion of y^ Country rate 
payable to y^ treasur"" money 
To : y" treasur'" in Country pay 
To y*^ ouerpluss to y^ towne 



Crd 

p*" money p^ m'" Veren for m*" rate| 
w'"' in pay is ^ 

C coard wood pd m"" Higginson 



p'* the treasurer 
%^ ^/4 rate ^ Country-money 
^ money p'^ y^ treasur"" 
^ Country pay to y*" treasur'' 



$^ pd the towne 

n/ Ph : Cromwell 2/5 

r'- Hill Veren 2/5 

John Hathome 2/5 

Cap* Jn" Corwin 

m"" Jo: Ruck abated 2/5 



31:10:00 

2:08:00 
5 : 03 : 00 

39:01:00 
4:02:09 



ate 
11: 0: 






16:10: 






20:00: 


47: 




47:10: 


10:00 




90: 


13 : 09 


31:10: 






02:08: 






33: 18: 




03:00:00 






11:00:00 






16: 10:00 






64 : 07 : 00 




2:13: 00 






0: 15:00 






1: 18:00 






4:05:00 






0: 15:00 






74: 14:00 





SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 79 



18 : 00 : 00 



[72] Cons* Vsall Wardell Dr 
To his proportion of the m*" rate to the | 
deacons 12' money 20' in rate pay is j 

To 8 coard of wood to m"" Higginson 03 : 04 : 00 

To the overpluss of the m' rate 04 : 08 : 00 



To his proportion of y^ ^4 Country rate to bee 
p'' the treasur*" in money 2 : 10 : 00 

To his ouer pluss of y*" Country rate : 16 : 08 

To his proportion of y" Country rate 
payable to y*" treasur*" in money 11: 
to y*^ trueasur"" in pay 16: 10 

to y^ ouerphiss to y^ towne 10 : 18 



25 : 12 : 00 



6:08 



38:08:00 38:08:00 

67:06:08 

To Kallum Mackahims rate w'"" was 00 : 04 : 06 

taken of from Jer Meachum 

67:11:02 
Qva 

pd m'' \'eren for m'' Kate 

money 8' : 05 : 04 
p'" p*' m"" Veren more 40^ more 34^ 8** 
in all 12' money w'^'^ in pay is 18 : 00 : 00 

l' wood to m'' J"" Higginson 
p'' the treasur'' 
p'' the towne 

[73] At a Meeting of the Selectmen 29 January 82 
Eec'' of John Green Jn" Leach John Batchelder & Comp 
the Sum of twenty pounds in money for the Rent of the 
land on Eovall Syde for Ann" 1682 accord"" to Leece 
Bear"^ Date" 29 : 11 :— 

Likewise ther Rec'^, of George Jacobs sen' & the rest 
of y^ Comp who Hired 44 acres of land on Ro : Syde, the 
Sum of fine shillings & six pence for y* rent thereof Anno 
1682 according to leccc Bear"« Date 29: 11: 78/9 all w*^"* 
Summe of twenty pounds 5^ & 6** in money was dd Cap* 
Browne. 



80 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Rec'^ m' fran*' Skery sen' 10^ in money w'^^ is for y^ 
Rent of vo potters lane Ann** 1681-1682 w*^*" money was 
dd Cap* BroAvne and m' ffran^' Skery is Released from 
his Rent of the lane for the future prouided hee incloose 
it not againe as formerly But leaue it open for the townes 

vse. 

M' Sam^ Gardner sen' Crd ^ aec" | ^ ^ 

disburstments for y^ towne J- 12^ 16 -06 

18^ wheareof was money J 

^ , . .„p' a bill drawne vpon Cons* Auger| ^ • 05 : 00 
y 2 bill|^2' 5« as rates are Collected ) 

y^ first bill To: a bill drawne vpon Cons* poland 7 : IT : 07 

10 : 02 : 07 
m"" Rob* Kitching Crd ^ work done vpon) q. I2«:0a 

v*" highways by Good m Gaskins ) 

b' to a bill drawn vpon Cons* Jer Rogers 12^ 

L* ejohn Pickering Cred' 

^ ace" of disburstments & work for the towne 
11' 5** of it as money D' to a bill drawne vpon 

Cons* J"*' Home 2 : 10 : 00 

Jn" Hathorne is Cred' ?^ acc° of disburstments giuen in 
for Ann'' 82 for the towne of Salem y^ sum of 20^:03^:00" 
C""*^ more in money disburst for y^ towne 12^ 00 : 12 : 00 

D' to J"° Rogers 6^ Cons* — : 06. 

13^ 8'* as money To: Jn° Home p* money y^ bill dd 3. 

Bills T: Jos. Home y'' bill dd 3 

granted To : Jn° Leach dd f bill 5 

to Constables To : Ez : Waters y" bill dd 5 

To: Jon* Auger y'' bill dd 3 

19 : 06 : 00 
To: Tho flint 12^ :12: 

[74] Marshall Skery is Cred"" 
f an Action of y' Case Entered against Jn'' fisk ^ y^ 
Committee for y^ Meeting house as appeares ^ y*" County 
Court Records 25 : 9'"° 1679 ten shillings in money w"** 
hee saith hee payd for the towne for w*^"" hee had a 
bill drawne vpon Cons* ezekiell waters for 10' money 
16:12:82/3 



,d 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS 81 

At a Meeting of the Select men feb' 5*^ 1682 
Cap* W"" Browne Cred"^ ^ acc° of disburstments for y® 
towne 

D"" To a bill drawne vpon Cons* Jona* Auger ] 
to bee payd out of y® Ouerpluss of y^ Country Rate}- 5* 
being p* money J 

tt To a bill drawne vpon Cons* Ezek^ waters to | 5^ 

bee payd out of. y^, towne Eate 5 

Cap* Jn'' Price D' 

To a bill drawne vpon Cons* Jos Rogers 3 : : 00 

IS^rS'^: of it| 

as money j 
Jn° Milk Crd ^ whip' for Anno 82 : 20^ 

D"" j/ l>j Cons* Joseph Home 5^ 

f Cons* Thomas flint 15" 

M"" Edm° Batter Crd"" lP ace*' of disburstments for ye towne 
D"" To a bill drawne vpon Cons* Jer. Rogers for 44® out 

of y*^ ouerpluss of y*^ Country & County rates as Colected 

being 2/7 money 
D"" to Cons* Rogers out of y^ towne Rate 12^ 

98:16:6 
75:13:4 



23: 3 



[75] M"" Joseph Porter Crd 1^ disburstments for y*" 
towne in Weuham Case money 28® 1': 8®: 

D"" To a bill drawne vpon Cons* Tho Haynes to pay him 
30® out of ye ouerpluss of y® Country & County Rate 30® 
w*^'^ is 2/7 money & seauen shillings & six penc out of y® 
towne Rate w*^'* makes in money all 1:8:0 

Att a meeting of the Select men 26 : 12 : 
Cap* J. Corwin Caj)* Browne M'' Gardner Cap* Price L* 
Pickering Jn** Hathorne 

Cap* John Corwin Crd %^ m"" Edw Norice 5 : 00 : 

lP money disburst for y® towne w"* hee^ : 12 : 

went to ]^ewberry Concerning m*" Koyesj 

5:12:0 



82 SALEM TOWN EECORDS 

Deb* to a bill Charged vpon Cons* Jn° Home to bee p" 
out ouerpluss Country rate 40^ being p* money & three 
pound ten shillings to bee pd out of y^ towTie Rate all 5^ 
12^ 0** ifor preuention of the prophanation of the Sabath 
by Boyes playing in or about ye meeting house & dis- 
orderly Runing downe ye staires before the blessing is 
pronounced 

The Select men doe there fore heereby call vpon & re- 
quire the Constables & Tything men to attend theire duty 
heerein like wise wee haue chosen and doe heereby Im- 
powre Hen'^ West Christopher Babidge W"" Lord Rich** 
Prithritch W™ Dounton & John Rogers to Inspect the 
Same & to vse there best Endeauour for the prevention 
thereof; and to Returne the names of such as are pro- 
phane or disorderly to Outhoryty: y* thay may bee pun- 
ished accordino; to there Crimes 









98: 


:16: 


6 








77: 


00: 


4 




21: 


16: 


2 


21 


:13 


: 10 


C. R. 






8: 


15: 


00 








30: 


08: 


10 




7: 


5: 


8 


23:3:2 







[70] At a meeting of the Select men febru-'^ 2 6*^ 1682 

3 

Samuell Beadle haueing Benne Impressed into the 
Countrys Service against the Indians. And thereby Ex- 
possed vnto great Hardshi]) in ye ISTarraganset Country 
&c whereby his health was Impayrd and his body Impo- 
tent & hee Vncapable and disabled from following his 
calling or getting a liuelyhood for himselfe & famyly and 
haueing Continued for some years vnder the affliction 
thereof his Estate is much wasted & declining and in a 
short tyme more hee may stand in neede of releife & 
supply from others to helpe him in his ISTessesyty 



SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 83 

The Confideration whereof hath not only moued vs to 
pittj him, But also to Consider of some way whereby 
hee may bee in a Capasyty to gett a liueing wee doe 
therefore Choose him to bee one of the Inhoulders and 
grant him liberty to sett vp & keepe an Inn In this towne 

And y* wee may not Exceede in our Number accord- 
ing to the Generall Courts order, Wee doe see Cause to 
leaue out M"" Stephens; haueing formerly in fauour to 
her who is now his wife in the tyme of her widdowhood 
Chosen & Allowed of her But for one Yeares tyme As 
will appeare by the Eeturne made ISTouem^"^ 4: 81 

There fore humbly desire the Hon"" County Courte will 
bee pleased to Confirme him therein 

[77] The Number of voates for Select men 

John Hathorne 54 

Israeli Porter 52 

Sam' Gardner sen"" 46 

Cap* Jo Corwin 37 

Cap* Wm Browne 37 

Cap* John Price 36 

L* John Pickering 35 

Nominated for Select men 

m*" Edw flint 10 m"" Jonathan 

m" Lindoll 20 m"" Sam' Gardner sen"* 46 

m"* Sam' Gardner jun'' 14 Bartholomew Gedney esq 19 

m' Ph Cromwell 21 

L* Jo Puttnam 25 

m"" Israeli Porter 52 

L* John Pickering 35 

m"" John Higginson 18 

Cap* John Price 36 

m"" Tho Gardner jun'" 24 

Cap* Wm Browne 37 

Cap* John Corwin 37 

John Hathorne 54 

m' Edm° Baiter 33 

L* Nath' felton 13 

Sould to Sam' Gaskin Jun'' a Sorell Maire with her colt 



84 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

for which hee is to pay 30^ in money att or before the 
first of aiig'ust next Ensuing y^ Date hearof 
triistey & well Beloued vpon thej 
Burlington Bay places] 

James BroAvne 
Samuell Gaskin 
Brimsdin 
Bryton 
Broughton 
Brimsden 
B — BrouTie 

belonged there ^Tito without these 
Brinsley Burlington Bay 

Sould Bob: Wilson July 8'^ 82 a small Black maire 
& colt for 30' to bee p*^ in 3 m" 

The acc° of charges Belonging to Daniell Andrew in 
fi''ling & plarstering aboue the pulpett in the Meeting 
house 

Imp"" aboue 26' of lime & haire of Cap* Browne 
aboute ^ load clay of Jeremiah Rogers 
aboute 100 Brick batts from y^ towne house &;c and 18** 
vpon ace** to bee allowed Rich : Mayber for attendance &c 
Sould to Robert Wilson a bay maire with a white halfe 
way up her face branded with S & H vpon the neere 
shoulder & the tops of her Eares croped with a Sorrell 
horse colt with a white face the colt a yeare old for which 
hee is to pay 30 shillings in money att or before the 
first of august next ensueing the date hearof prouided 
y* shee is not claymed & recouered By any body this 
summer 

Rec^ 30' the 8*^ July 

(This the end of "Vol 4") 

- . VOLUME V 

[1] Att a meeting of the select men 4 June 1683 
Cap* Price Jn" Hathorne L* Pickring Jn° Higg-'"" 

The Select men doe consent that James Collins may 
sit in the Seat wher Jos. Ward did sett & Jos Phipeny 
Jun & John Ingerson Jun*^ may set in the seat where m"" 
Hab"^ Turner & Jn" Pickman did sett in the meting house 



SALEM TOWN KECOEDS 



85 



Earth : Gidiij Esq Leu* Jn° Pickring & L* Jer. E^eale 
are desired agaiiie to take a vew of the metting house & 
to get the best aduice they can on the Townes charge & 
so to make returne therof to the towne what may be best 
& most ^essesary for the Security of the Eofe &c 

m" Sam^ Gardner & Cap* Jn" Price are desired & 
herby Impowred to agree w'^* Jn" Marston or some other 
Carpenter to secure the Rofe & make a new dore & make 
y*^ Rofe Thight. 

agred y* the Constables y* are Indebted to the Towne &c 
shall be Avarned to come & make up ther acc° on the 14 
day Instant to met at 9 clock in y*^ morning. 
Att a metting of the Select men 14 June 83 Cons* Jon* 
Eager Cred* 

p'' to m^ Hill-^ Veren at 3 paym*^ for minisf) 40 : 10 : 
Rate in mony 27^ is in Rate pay 
^ 8 cord 2 fott ^ wood dd m'" Higginson 
%^ 1 cord 5 fot ^ wood more dd m"" Higginson j 04: 00: 

Constable Ezekiell Watters Cred* 



^ p'^ treasurer in money ] 

lP p^ the tresurer in mony 



^as p"^ Recaites 



0G:0:0 
12:0:0 
24:0:0 



p*^ the tresurer in Rate payj 
^ p'' m'- Jn° Hathorne 5 : 0:0 

%^ p^ marshall Skery 0:15:0 

? p-^ Jer. ^^eale * 1:13:0 

[2] Constable Jn" Leach Cred* 
^ p*^ to m"^ Veren y'' ministers Rate Rate pay 22 
W 8 cord wood P generally dd m" Higginson) 03 
as p* his Gen"- Recalt 23:8:83 j 

3.3.82 f p"* the Tresurer in] 

mony 1 

7.4.83 f^ p** the Tresurer in|> as p"" Resaites 
■{ Rate pay I 

[ ^3 p*^ Tresurer in monyj 

I [abated Is cooke|| 0:2: 
^ p*^ m^ Jn° Hathorne 5:0:0 

^ p"^ Rob* fuller for work on 
Town house : 3 : 6 

W abated philip Losier : 3 : Caried 3_ 

^ p*^ Sam" Gaskin 6^ Jos Boyce leues forward 

6" 0:12: 



10:0 

4:0 



4: 8:4 
17:13:4 
08: 16:8 



86 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

^p*^ m^ Batter 3:00: 

^ Benj Woodrow for atending 

Clarke being in full for his servis 0: 11: 

^ Recpt ^ p^ the County rate to 

Marshall Skery ' 4:08: 4 

^ p^^ Earth" Gedny Esq' w"*^ was J 

formerly dew to him ^ 2 : 16 : 10 

Sp p** Jn" longlv for worke on 

Strong Water brook : 10 : 00 17 : 06 : 8 



73: 19:0 
Constable Jer. Rogers Cred"^ 
23 : 3 : 82 ^3 p*^ the tresurer as p"" Recait in mony 6 : 0:0 
30:2:83 %^ p*^ the tresurer as p"" Recait in mony 12 : 0:0 
1^ p*^ the tresurer as p"^ Recait Rate 
pay 24 : : 

14 : 4 : 83 i^^ p^ m' Edm" Batter 02 : 15 : 

f^ p*' Benj. Gerish for his Jomy to 
N'ewbery 00 : 10 : 

f p*^ M"- Jn*' Gedny 04: 00: 

f p** Cap* Jn° Price 03 : 00 : 

^ worke done on highways nere y^ 
meeting house 01:10:0 

^ clay & sand to y^ watch house 00 : 09 : 
%3 clay & lath for y^ metting house 00 : 02 : 3 

8:3:83)%'^ p'^ the Country Tresurer as p'l 6:00:0 
24: 6: 83jSkerys Recaits ] 

28 10: 82 T-^ p'^ Waler Skiner one bill 3: 00: 

9: 1: 82/3 ^ p'' Walt Skiner more 4: 16: 

^ p*' Jn" Ropes : 6:6 

%1 p'' Rob* Kitchin for High wayes 0:12:0 
'^ Goeing to Topsfeild Andiuer &) 
Rowley Village @ Andiuor highway) : 12 : 
^ so much ouer cast in the minister Rate 10^ 0: 10: 6 
more 6*^ 

^ abated Sim° Booth Rates 6^ pet' Salmon 12^ 0:18:0 
abated ^ Geo Hacker 9' Rubin Gupy 7' 6** 0: 16: 6 

^ Jn° Durland ministers rate 6" 6*^ 0:06:6 

^ Jn° Glouer 10' & Edw fflint on all his Rates 
10" 1:00:0 



SALEM TOW^' EECOEDS 87 

^ mending y^ high ways w"" stone & sand all| 

y* you have done to this day 3 : 7 : 83 J 2 : 10 : 

[3] Att a meeting of the Select 19 : 5 : 1683 
In persuance of an order of the county court last in [torn] 
for this towne to chose 3 men to be of a comity to Joyne 
3 men of Andiuor & 2 men of Topsfeild & 2 of Rowly 
village, to Se if they can find out a better way for a 
country Road betwene Andiuer & Salem y" y* w*^'' was 
last in use & we doe chose for Salem to be of said Comity 
Leu* Tho: Putman L' Jn** Puttman & m"" Israll Porter 
& a point the time to be : on the 27 day of this Instant 
July being friday, at L* Tho: Putmans house by Eight 
a Clock in the morning. 

Att a metting of the Select men 7:6: 1683 
Sam'^ Gardner Sen"" Cap* Price m"" Jn** Hathorne L* Pick- 
ring J Higginson 

Ordred y* ther be a to^vne metting warned for the 
choyse of an eight man & a select man & seuer^ petetions 
for land & to consider of some way for the relefe of 
som pore amongst us: to held on thirsday come Seven 
night 

Granted a noat upon Cap* Jn" Price for paym* of 5^ 
mony to Benj** Gerish for his Jomy to Conetecot to wait 
on m"" Xoyes 

Att a Towne metting the 16: 6: 1683 

Chosen for Eight man or Comisioner for y^ yeare En- 
suing m"" Tim° Lindall 

Chosen for a Select man to Suply the place of Cap* 
Jn° Corwin deaceased m"" Sam" Gardner Jun"" for the 
remainder of this yeare 

Granted to Sam" Gardner Sen*^ the Townes Right to 
the Land wheron S*^ Gardners ware house stands nere 
m'" Brownes wharfe 

Voated that the To\^ale doe Impower the Select men 
to call Tho: Bell to an accompt for his setting a house 
upon the towne Comon & either to compell him to remove 
his house of from the towiie Common or Sue him for 
his Trespase & presumption 



88 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

[4] 16:6:1683 

Voated y* the Select men are desired to Siiply the 
Viirgent nessesitj of Seuerall pore amongst us & to be 
repaid by the towne, till the to^vne take further care 

Att a metting of the Select men ||& Comisioner|| 27: 
6:83 Sam^ Gardner sen' Cap* Price m' Hathorne L* 
Pickring Isr. Porter Sam^ Gardner Jun"" J Higginson 
Tim° Lindall Corns'" 

By Vertue of a warrant from the Country Tresurer 
to take a list of all the male persons w*'* Estimation of 
all Estates & to make returne to ther shore Towne acord- 
ing to law. 

We make returne thereof as followeth viz: three hun- 
dred & ten heads & the Estate of The Towne amounteing 
to fforty pounds according to law w*^** makes in the whole 
sixty fine pounds sixten shillings & Eight pence 

Agred y*^ m' Tim** Lindall hath liberty to build a seate 
in the meting house ouer the East Staires for his boys 
to set in w*^ such other as ye Select men shall apoint 
ord"" y*^ Sam^ Gardner Sen' & Jn** Higginson doe disburse 
somthing to Jos. Miles for his vrgent nessesity & that 
they are apointed & to se the high way mended betwene 
Jn" Higg"^ house & the metting house 

Agred y* m' Sam' Gardner Sen' has liberty to Inlarge 
his pew under the stayres he takeing care to make a 
conuenient place under y*" pulpit for y*" Table & c 

Att a metting of the Select men 3:7: 1683 
m' Sam" Gardner Sen' 
Jn" Hathorne 
Sam" Gardner Jun' 
Jn° Higginson 

Sam" Gardner Jun' D' mony 20® Eesaid of Hen' 
Skery Jun' posted forward 

Tho. Gold D' a noate to Tho Haynes for 34' out of 
Towne Rate 

C ^ charges Cursing Tho. Clarke winter 1682 6:0:0 
Jn" Hathorne D' to 1 Iron Back 31' in pay y* was de- 
strained by Const Hen' Skery for w^'' Skery must haue 
Cred* for 40' 



SALEM TOWN KEOOUDS 



89 



[5] Coust Jona* Eager Crd*^ 
p'" p^ y^ Towne 

p^ Sam" Gardner Sen" out of Ouer pluse 2 

p^ Cap* W™ Browne out of Ouerpluse 5 

p'' Jn" Baker 2^ 6'' waP skiner 5^J 

waP skiner more 4^ j 

p** Jn" Hathorne 3 : 00 : 

p** m"* Jn° Gidny 4:17:9 

^ abated peter Cheuers out of his rates : 3:0 



5:0 

0:0 

11:6 



15:17:3 



Sam" Gardner Sen D"" 1 p" stilliards in pay: 17^} 
L* Pickring Jun" D"" 1 p"" stilliards in pay 12^ 6*^1 
both belonging to Hen*^ Skery 

Att a meting of y^ Select men 1:8: 1683 
Sam" Gard" Sen' Cap* Price Jn° Hath" L* Pick^ Sa: 
Gardn'' Jun'' J. Higg^" 

abated Rich*' Maber 2** 6*^ of his rates to Lambert m"" 
Sam" Gardner Sen*" is chosen & desired to goe to the 
County Court at Cambridge ther to answ^er y^ compaint 
of Cambridge Village in relation to Abigail Parker 

Att a metting of the Select men 4 : 8 : 83 
S. G. sen-- J Hath" L* Pick" S. G. Jun" Jn° Higg''" 

agred y* the Constables watch of 6 men be Continued 
till further order 

agi-ed y* a fremens metting be warned to be held 6 In- 
stant at 9 Clock for Choyse of deputys 

Att a ffreemans metting 6: 8: 1683 
m" Edmond Batter & m" Hen" Bartholomew sen" are 
chosen deputys for y^ G«n" Court for the remaining part 
of this yeare 

Att a metting of the Select men 6:8: 1683 
Cap* Price m" Jn** Hathorne L* Pick" Sam" Gardner Jun" 
Jn" Higginson: Lew* John Puttman is chosen desired & 
impowred to Answer to the pettetion & Complaint of the 
Inhabitants of Topsfeild at the next Gen" Court 



90 SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 

Att a meting of the Select men 8 : 8 : 83 
S. G. sen^ J. Hath'^ Sam" Gard'' Jun' J. Higg^" 
m"" John Hathome is chosen & desired to goe to the Ad- 
jornment of the County Court at Cambridge ther to 
answer the complaint of Cambridge Village in relation 
to Abigail Parker 
he did not goe 

[6] Att a metting of the Select men 19: 8: 1683 
— Price — Hath° Sam" Gard"" Jun"^ J. Higg^" 

Ther being certain Information Giuen to the Select 
men (& by m"" Jn° Tawleys owne acknowligement) 
y* m"" Jn" Tawly who latly ariued from newfound- 
land has brought in the distemper of the Small Pox 
haueing one man on bord Sick of the Same & Con- 
sidering the Great danger of the Spreding of such a dis- 
temper amongst us he haueing brought home many pas- 
sengers whome he has landed & they are Scatered abroad 

This following warrant was Giuen to the Constables 
You & Euery of you are herby required in his majesties 
name forthwith to send frances Eliot on bord m"" John 
Towleys Katch & ther to tend the Sick men & forthwith 
to Send & Cary dowiie to the House y* Sarj^ Jn° Cliford 
lined in all the passengers & Sea men y*^ came in m*" Jn" 
Tawley from ISTew found land that can be found in this 
Towne & ther to Confine them till further order be taken 
& y* m'" Jn° Tawley be confined to his house & that his 
boy be either sent on bord the Katch or downe to the 
aforsaid house 

At a meting of the Select men 22: 8: 83 
Agi-ed y* a warrant be Given to y*^ Constables y* they 
goe downe to the house wher the I^ewfoundland men are 
Confined & require y™ | |y* the obserue ther Confinemt to 
cary doMaie|| to aire ther beding & wash ther Clothing 
& that they behave them seines soberly & orderly: y^ 
w*"^ being done that they giue aduice therof to the select 
men y* they may take care for the realease of such as 
haue had y* sm" pox formerly & y* they forwarne pub- 
lique houses y* they are not to giue y™ Entertainmt 

25:8:83 

S. G. sen' J Price S. Gard^ Jun-" T Ilio-o-- 



SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 91 

agred y* Sam^^ Gardner sen'' & Jn° Higginson doe agTee 
w*'' Walter Skiner or some other to be a bell man in the 
to"wiie & y° to discharge ye watch: 

we agred w^"^ Walter Skiner to be bel man &: watch the 
towne every night & p''forme y® Ofice faithfuly & Con- 
stantly from the 10*'' ISTonember till the first of May next 
Ensuing for w*^'' he is to be paid Eight pounds in pay 
by the towne & fine shilP in pay more toward a paire 
of Bootts 

[7] Att a metting of the Select men 29 : 8 : 1683 
S. Gard" sen^ Cap' Price, Jn'' Hath" Sa Gard^ Jun^ J. 
Higg«° 

Agred y' a warrant be giuen to the Constable forthwith 

to Imp a boat & two of the hands at y*^ house on 

the necke & Cary ffrances Eliot abord m"" Tawleys Katch 

Att a Towne Metting 5:9: 1683 
Chosen for Jury of Tryalls Grand Jury 

Eob* Kitchin ' ' m' Ruck 

Jn" Pilgrim V N"at. ffelton 

Rich Haris Ch"" Bauage 

Jos. Hucheson Tho Gigles sen"" 

Eph"" Kempton Jos Rca 

Jn° Bachelder Sam" Eborne sen*" 

Sam" Phipeny Hen" West 

Voated that the Prison y* is to be built shall stand 
in the most conuenient place to the iSTorthward of the 
Towne house. 

Voated that ther be a Rate made for the defraying 
of the Towne Charges to the Value of two Single Coun- 
try Rates 

Voated y* it is left to the Select men to prouid nes- 
sesary to be vsed in case of fire 

In answer to the petition of Tho Bell it is Voated 
that the Select men doe lay out to sd Tho Bell a pece 
of land he he hath set his house not exceding twenty pole 
w""" he shall In joy during the Townes Plesure & to pay 
the Towne two shillings & six pence in mony p"" anum 
for so long as he shall Injoy it. 

Voated that Richard Cliford shall haue a peice of 
1 1 land I! upon the rocks beyond the bridge wher he hath 



92 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

built a small house not exceding ten pole for & during 
the Space of twenty one yeares & after y* during the 
Townes plesure to be layd out by the Select men 

Voated that Israll Thorne shall haue a peice of land 
upon the Eocks beyound the Bridge not exceding ten pole 
for & during the Space of twenty one yeres & after that 
during the TouTies plesure to be layd out by the Select 
men 

[8] In Answer to the petition of Edward Mould y*' 
the Towne would apoint some mete p'sons to vew & stake 
1 1 out 1 1 his dew of land in the valley below his house. 
Voated that it is left to the select men to doe it accord- 
ingly & it is left to the select men to vew & stake out to 
Nath^ Pickman sen"" his dew of land next adjoyneing 

Att a metting of the Select men 9 : 9 : 83 
Sa: Gard-" sen', Cap' Price, Jn° Hath° Sam" Gardner 
Jim' J Higg'" 

it is ordred y* Jn° Higginson doe agre w"' Goody Bath 
to kep Sara Lambert for y® yeare Ensuing not exceding 
what was giuen last yeare & to giue her under hand in 
the name of the select men to Secure y^ towne of Beverly 
from the charge of said Lambert 

ordred y* these following p'sons shall haue each 8^* a 
peice out of the pore box to by a Cord of wood w^** shall 
be sent to ym & m' Hathorne is to take care it be don: 
Jos Miles, widow Allin Tho Eix Jn° Williams fish"" l^nt 
Ingersons widow: & y'' Tho. Clark shall haue the palla- 
sados nere the bridge. 

Ordered y* all the Constables y* are Indebted to the 
Towne be warned to come in to the Select men on mun- 
day 1 1 com Sea night || next at nine a Clock in the morn- 
ing to make up ther accompts & pay in what is dew to 
the towne 

Att a metting of the select men 19. 9. 1683 
Sa. Gardn' Sen' Cap' Price Jn'' Hath" Sam" Gardner 
Jun' L* Pickring J. Higg-^° 
Const^' Jona' Auger Cr 

^ p*^ James Russell Tresurer in mony 0:0: 

^ p^ the Tresurer more in mony 12: 0: 

& p^ him in Contry pay 24:0:0 



sale:\[ towx kecoubs 93 

^ p*^ Marshall Skery for y« County Rate pay 06:0:0 
^ p** Jn° Cromwell for m'' ^N^orice on the 

townes ace" 1 : -i : 

abated J if Baxter 10*^ Jn^ Best 9^ 6*^ Edw 

Counter 6^ 01 : 5 : 6 

Nut Ingerson 15^' B'' Ingerson 15^ R" Rose 

13"V " 2:3:6 

Rob* Sallows 16' And'' Eliot: 16^ pet. strek 10' 2:2:0 

[9] m"" N'oriee D"" to be paid by Ed flint w"^^" is allowed 
Constable Jn° Leach Cr. as -^ 3 leues back- 
ward 73:19:00 
^ abated Jn" foster sen'' 5*" his owne Rate 

2.15" 03:00:00 
^ abated Nich Durall 5' Geo Harnev 10' 

Elec Renolds 12' 01 : 07 : 00 

f abated N'at Carell 00:11:00 

? abated Jos Bovce 6' m'' Endicot 26' 01 : 12 : 00 



D^ to all his rates 88: 16:0 
19:9: 83 Reckoned & Rest dew 8 : 07 : 

agred y* wm lord he p** 4^ by Cap* Price 
agred y* George Hacker shall be paid 25' in pay for 
Rent oi* his Ho'use for Tho Clarke to begin this 19 : 9 : 83 

Sam" Gardner Jun*" Cred* 
W his Jorny to Coneticot w" he went for m''] 

^oyse to be paid him 3^ 4' in mony &:\ 8 : -4 : 
5' in pay J 

D"" to 44' mony \v^ you went & 20' mony| 
y* Hen"* Skery paid in \ 

3:4:0 

Elnor Bath doth agre to kep Sara Lambert & her child 
during the terme of a yeare & to prouied for her as she 
Ingaged last yere & to be paid for it by the towne Eight 
pounds in some Good pay 

To all whome these may conserne, wheras Elnor Bath 
hath agred w*'^ the Select men of Salem to kep Sara 
lambert &. her Child for one yeare more, after w*"^ time 
we doe Ingage as formerly in behalfe of the Towne, y* 
she shall not be chargable to Beuerly or any other towne, 



94 SAl.EM TOWN RECOEDS 

but shall be retiirnd agaiue to Salem unles any further 
agrem* be made 

[10] Att a metting of the Select men 26:9:83 
S. Gard^ sen"" Cap* Price m"" Jn" Hathorne Jn** Higg"'' 
Chosen for Tjthing men 
m"" fr.jSTeale sen''|Cons* Eng^*^"*^^ ward 

Jos. Graftenj 
mMVillard } Cons* Phelps 

m"" Jn" Cromwell j 
Ely Kesor } Cons* Hirst 
Edw Mould i 

Benj'" ffnller ^ Cons* Lam"* 
Jn** Chaplemanj 
Jn** Tomkins } Cons* Howard 
Jn** ffoster Jun'] 
Hen"" Keny ) Cons* Popes ward 
Tho. Presonf 
abated Perce Angle his Rates to English 

Att a metting of the Select men 23 : 9 : 83 
S Gard" sen' Cap* Price Jn" Hath" L* Pick' S. Card"' 
Jun' Jn° Higg'° 

By Vertue of a warant from the Country Tresurer 
for one rate in mony & one rate in Graine & a warant 
from y^ County Tresurer for one Rate in pay ||as the 
country rate is paid|| & order from the Towne for two 
Rates to defray Towne Charge we haue made these fol- 
lowing Rates 

Const Ph : English D' to pay 1 1 Con- 
tr^'^l I Tresurer in mony 
^ in pay 
To the County in pay 
To the Towne in pay 
^ y^ Overpluse of mony Rate 

79.11.8 

Const Ch"" Phelps C to pay Contry 

Tresurer in mony 11.00.0 

^ in pay 11.00.0 

To the County Tresurer in pay 11.00.0 

To the Towne in pay 30.01.4 



13 


.0, 


.0 


13 


.0, 


.0 


13 


.0, 


.0 


37. 


13, 


.4 


2 . 


18, 


.4 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS 95 

W y*" overplus of moiiy rate 2.00.4 

65.01.8 



Const Jn° Lambert D'" to pay Coun- 
try Tresurer in mony 12 : 10 : 
^ in pay 12: 10: 
D^ to Sam" Pains Rates 10*^ 

To the county tresurer in pay 12 . 10 : 

To the towne in pay 33: 16: 

W y" overphise of the mony rate 2 . 4:0 



Const. W"^ Hirst D"" to pay the Tres- 
urer in mony 11:0:0 
l9 \n pay 11.0:0 
To pay the county Tresurer in j)ay 11.0.0 
To pay the Towne in pay 30.9.4 
^ y** over plus of y^ mony rate 2.2.4 



Const I^at Howard T)^ to pay the 

Contry Tresurer in mony 8:6:8 

W in pay 8.6.8 

To the County Tresurer in pay 8.6.8 

To the Towne in pay ' 22.9.4 

^ y^ ouer plush of mony rate 01:9.0 



Const Jos Pope D"" to pay y*" Contry 

Tresurer in mony 10: 0.0 

^ in pay 10:0.0 

To the County Tresurer in pay 10:0:0 

To the Towne in pay 26: 19.4 

l9 the ouer plus of mony rate 1.14.10 



73 : 10 : 



65: 11: 8 



48.18.4 



58.14.2 



391.07.6 



An accomp* of what has ben disburst on the N^ew- 
foundland men brought in by Jn° Tawley all as mony 
To: Stephen Haskett as p"" his accomp* 1.11.0 

To : m' W^ Hirst for a q'"" of Beffe @ 93^ 2^ f 0.15.6 
To: L* Jn** Pickring as p"" his accomp*^ 0.11.0 

To Cap* Jn" Price as p' his aecompt 1:11.7^ 



96 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

To. Sam' Gardner Jim' for Bread 2" 14" 16^ ^ 1.14.0 
To: Jn" Lambert for a q*' Beffe 57^ 2** ^ 0.09.6 

To. Jn" Higginson Jun"" for ^ ^^ pease a brome| 1.6.0 

k house rome & 5 q* Rom j 

To Jer Rogers for wood (& cartage abowed in 

ace'' 17/9'^*) 0.08.0 

■"•■ This portion of the line is an interpolation. 
To Tho. Velly for wood 0. 5.0 

(a noat to Hirst for 6^) 
To m'-^ Hollingworth & Gilb* Tapley for Bere (a 1. 0.0 



9.11.71 



Jos Read 0.01.0 

Jn° Hathorne expense 0.02.0 

Docf Barton for visiting 0.05.0 



0.19.7^ 



To Jn" Higginson Jun' for monj p'' Sherell 1.00.0 

to Const' Lambert for ^ Cord wood monv . 04 . 

Rem'''- Ch' Sherell he "demands 24« 
4.11.83 Goody Thorne d"" a noate for 5^ mony to m"" 

Hardv in p* for her keping Goody Goodale 
She is C '^ keping her 20 wekes to / 3*^ 11.83 at 2' ^ 

pay only 5^ of it mony 
p'' by Sam" Gardner sen*" 35'' in Goods 

[l2] An ace" of disbursments on the high waves in 
the yeare 1683 : Isack Cook & Sam" Gaskin ouerseres 
the whole according to ther accomp* amounting to 
42' : 04^ : 0'' are to be paid as f olloweth out of the To^^^le 
Rate 
by Constable N^at Howard 

To: Rob* Pease 0.16.0 Sam" Verv Sen'' 0.03.0 
To Step" Small 0.14.0 Tho Very 0.07.0 

To Jn*' Burton 1.04.0 Jos. Sibley 0.09.0 

To Jn" ffoster sen"- 0.13.0 Benja ffuller 0.03.0 

Vsall Warden 0.14.0 Jn** Tomkins 0.01.0 

An* Buxton 0.04.0 JnMVaters 0.03.0 

Jos Southerick 1.05.0 Sam" ffosters 0.11.0 

Huffh Jones 1 . 03 . Isack Read 0.01.0 



SAT.EM TOWN RECOKDS 



97 



Jn" Lombes 


0.02.0 


Jii° King 


0.19.0 


L* felton 


0.08.0 


Ely Geogles 


0.14.0 


Zack"* Marsh 


0.02.0 


Jn° ffoster Jun'" 


0.06.0 


Sam^^ Gaskin 


2.07.0 


W^ Osbunie 


2.00.0 


Jos. Boyce 


2.06.0 


Is. Cooke 


2 . 17 . 6 




20.12.6 


Ph. logier 


■ 0.08.0 




21.00.6 



Jn° Stacy 
Sam^^ Marsh 
Sam' Southerick 
Sam'' Stacy 
Ch'" ffoster 
Dan" Southerick 
-Jn" Buxton 
Sam" Golthite 
Jos. ffoster 
Hugh Pasco 
Sam" JvTurse 
ffrances Xursc 
Geo Jacobs 
W" Paissell 
Jn'^ Trask 
Sam" Eborne 

Jun^ 
Tho Tilv 
Jn" Small 
m"" Grenow 
W™ Osburne 
Isack Cooke 



The warrant for these dd 

To be paid by Const Lam- 
bert 

note giuen To Rob* 

wilson 0.14.0 

note giuen To Ca- 
leb Buffom 0.04.0 

0.18.0 

By Joseph Pope Constable 

To Jn" J^urse 00.10.0 

Tho Haynes 00.02.0 

Tho Preson 00.06.0 

Jn° Tarbell 00.08.0 

jNTat ffelton Jun' 00.06.0 

Jn° ffelton 00.04.0 

Jn° Pudny 00.06.0 

Step'' ffish 00.02.0 

To p*' by m"" Hathorne to Rumry 0.9.0 
21.00.6 
0.18.0 
9.02.0 
9.14.6 
0. 9.0 



00.10. 
00.04.0 
00.07.0 
00.15.0 
00.06.0 
00.16.0 
00.12.0 
00.02.0 
00.04.0 
00.08.0 
00.08.0 
00.04.0 
00.06.0 
00.12.0 
00.02.0 

00.02.0 
00.02.0 
00.12.0 
00.06.0 
00.00.0 
00 . 00 . 



9'02.0 

Sam" Gaskin 18.11.168^] 
Granted M"" Hirst to pay 

To Isack 
Noates J Cooke 5.5.6 
29. 11. 8:^.1 To W" 

Osburne 4.9.0 

9.14.6 



41.04.0 



98 sale:\i town records 

[13] An acc° of disbursm* on y^ high wayes 1683 
at y® Cut Jos Phipeny sen'' & Jn° Ingerson ouer seres to 
be paid by Consf English & Phelps 



Shatt— Ptich'^ Sender 


0.2.0 


Shatt — Jos. Phipenv sen 


0.4.0 


Gilb* Tapley 


0.2.0 


Isack ffott 


0.3.0 


Shatt — Math. Barton 


0.4.0 


Powlen Dauid Phipeny 


0.2.0 


])" in ace" Sam" Gardners Negro 


0.2.0 


Jn" Hathorne 


0.2.0 


Shatt — Tho Gigles sen"" 


0.2.0 


Rob* Stone 


0.3.0 


C. P.— Elias Mason 


0.2.0 


waiter whitford 


0.2.0 


Phepen— W" Curtice 


0.5.0 


Phepen — Sam" williams 


0.1 .0 


Sam" Robinson 


0.3.0 


W" Murell 


0.2.0 


Shatt— Ezekiell Waters 


0.2.0 



2.3.0 

Gilb* Tapley for here 0.7.0 

disburst on y^ high way by Jn° Lamberts 

Jn** Norman ouer sere 1683 

by Jn" Lambert 0.14.0 

J> Norman 2.03.00 

Jer. Rogers p*^ him in acc° 0.07.0 

m' Croa'd 0.06.0 

George peale 0.02.0 

Jona* Neale 0.02.0 

Dan" Bacon 0.02.0 



3.00.0 



A noat charged on Cons* Hirst to pa}' of y® abouesaid 

47' dd Jn° Norman 

& a noat on Const lambert for 12" 5.12.83 

dd Norman 
Att a metino; of the select men 3.11.1683 



SALEM TOWN KECOKDS 99 

S Gardn' sen' Cap* Price m-" Jn° Hath"' 

L* Pick^ Sam" GarcP-- Jiui'' J. Higg''" 

Cap* W" Browne B' to a bill to Ch^ Phelps for 5 . 10 . 

out of y® towne Eate 
A halfe country Rate made to be paid in mony forth with 
Consf Ph. English his proportion to pay tresurer 

in mony 6.10. 00 

Guer plus to pay ye Towne in mony 1.08.05 



7.18.5 
Consf" Ch'" Phelps his proportion to pay the 
treasurer in mony 5.10.0 
ouer plus to pay ye Towne in mony 1.15.2 

7.05.2 

Const' Jn" Lambert his proportion to pay y*' tresurer 

in mony 6.5.0 
ouer plus to pay ve toAvne in mony 1.1.4 

7.06.4 

Consf W™ Hirst his proportion to pay y^ tresurer 

in mony 5.10.0 
ouer plus to pay ye towne in mony 0.18.10 

6.08.10 

Consf isTath^ Howard his proportion to pay y* tresurer 

in mony 4.03.4 
ouerplus to pay the towne in mony 0.14.9 

4.18.01 

Consf Jos. Pope his proportion to pay y^ 

tresurer in mony 5 . 00 . 
ouerpluse to pay the towne 0.17.5 

5.17.05 



39.14.03 



Rem^"' Petter woodbery & Sam" Stone 

[14] Att a metting of hte Select men 16.11.1683 
Jn" Higginson to w™ Baths rates to Jn" Rogers . 3.6 
Sam" Gardner sen' D' to Tho Maskoll Rates to| 

Ez. Waters] 0.11. 8 
Cap* Jn" Price D' to accepted to be paid by 

Ez. waters as P"" his acc° 14'0.0 



100 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



lies. Toward the Rent of Royall Side & ye 44 acres 
from Jn° Grene 5.1.0 

from Ju° Leach 5.1.0 

from Jn° Bacheldor 5.1.0 



from Jn° Tomkins 



2.6 



lies, from Step Small on ace" of the lease to 



fr. ISTurce &c 


2/9'* 


Nat felton Jun'" 


2/9'' 


from Jn" Cromwell 


2/9'' 


Isack Cooke 


8s 


from Sam" Eborne 




Jn° Tomkins 


2/9'J 


sen'" 


2/9'^ 


W" Osburne 


5/Q^ 


fro™ Jn" ffelton 


2/9^ 






ffr. jSTurse 


2/9'' 







13:9 



19:0 



Agred y* if Job S^dnerton pay 4:~)^ in mony w""^ ye abatm' 

of 14^ to J Knights it shall be in full of his rate 

acc° in 6 weks time 

Waif Skiner D"^ to payd you by Jer Rogers 22" d^ 

r a noate to Cap*^ Price for 40® 

18.11.83 \ a noat to Consf Phelps for 10^ 

[ a noat to Jer Rogers for 16 

Giuen Sam^ Stone a noate to Ch"" Phelps for 10" 0'' 
dew to him for worke on the Towne house formerly 



[15] 

Res from Deacon Hardy 20" mon 
Res from Deacon Hardy 20" mony 
Jos. Miles I cord 4" 1 : 12 Mi'les 

4 Cord 4"" 
Tho Rix 1 Cord. 8 0:12 Tho 

Clark * Cord 4" 
Tho Clark | Cord: 4. 22:12 
Miles monv 4" 
1.12 Wido Allin > Cord 4. 22:12 
Tho Clarke" i Cord 

Att a metting of the Select men 28: 11: 83 
Roger Eliot being admitted an Inhabitant in to the Col- 
ony by Earth Gidny Esq. is admited an Inhabitant in 
this towne 



} out of ])ores 
^ & layd out 



To Sam' Gardner 
Sen*" 
4'' for wood 
to m 



SAT.EM TOW.X IvM-X'ORDS 101 

Att a meting of the Select men 1.12.83 
S. G sen--, Gai/ Price. Jn*' Hath", L* Pick, S. GarcF Jun-- 
J Hig^'' 

Jn" Popes Cr ^ 12^ alowed him in pay for damage 
dun him in his windows w° ye Gr* Guns ware Clered 
formerly granted a note to Const*^' Lambert for it 

Ordred y* the Same order y* was made last yeare about 
young wood be now again renewed & Set upon the metting 
house & y* m*" Hen"" Earth** m'' Jona* Corwine & manaseth 
marston are apointed to se to ye Strict obserueance of 
said order & ye Constables of ye Towne are likwise re- 
quired to se to ye Strict obseruance of sd ord*" w^*" was 
posted on ye Saterday following 

Att a meting of the Select men 18: 12: 83 
Sa Gard'" sen"" Cap* Price Jn** Hath" Sam" Gard"" Jun'" 
Jn° Higginson 

Sam" Southreick C^ lP Kill a wollfe in 83)1.10.0 
as p'" Const''' Hirsts noate ) 

D"" a bill to Const: Howard 30^ in pay 

Jn" Cooke Cr ~t^ hooks & staples for y*' Townel 

house in pay 1^0.18,0 

D^ a bill on Const Hirst 18^ 
The Select men being Informed y* ther is one Jn° Chase 
come into the bounds of this Towne & is Entertained by 
Jn" Puttman Jun"", the Select men doe order that a war- 
rant Granted to one of the Constables to Informe y*" said 
Chase y* the Select men are not willing he should reside 
in this Towne & to warne Jn° Puttman Jun"" that he doth 
not Entertaine the saide Chase 

[IG] Wheras the Towne Xouem''^ S*"" 1683 In answer 
to the request or pettition of m'' Edward Mould concern- 
ing land, voated y^ y* case of his, & likwise I^athaniell 
Pickmans should be left to ye Select men to determine. 
The Select men haueing vewed both theire pcells of land 
& Considered what Euidence did present, doe aprehend 
y* m"" Edw Mould should Run from the Southward Cor- 
ner of his shop upon a streight line (towards ye Easter- 
most corner of m' Sam" Gardner his ware house) so farr 
as his land goes; and :N"ath* Pickmans to Pun from m'' 



102 SALEM TOWTSr RECORDS 

Edw Moulds to the Eastermost Corner of in'' Samuell 
Gardners ware liouse leaueing all & Eiiery ])art of the 
S** warhouse to the westward of the line & from ye said 
Eastermost corner of sd war house upon y® same line 
unto ye lower end of his the said l^ath Pickmans land 
— the ToAvne Consenting ther unto upon this return made 
ordred y* new warrants be granted to ye Constables for 
ye payment of what is behind of the ministers rate to 
m' Jos Hardy for ye vse of m"" Higginson sen"" 

ordred y* Good wife Thorne be paid paid 2/6^ ; ^ 
weke in pay for kep'"^ Goodale for w''' time is past being 
(cO 8 weks 1 1 to the 15 Instant] | & for what time she shall 
kep her more to be pd 4^ ^ weke in pay till ye Select men 
take further order 

Giuen a noate to Const''' Hirst for 20' 
21.1683 

Kes Job Swinerton in part of w* is dew 20*" mony 
22.12.83 

Jn*' Milk C"- for whip'' 83 1.0.0 

D'" to a noate to Const Phelps for 20" 

Res'* of Thomas Dixey Jun'' mony 10^ in p* of Rent 
for ye fery 

[IT] At a metting of the Select men 3 March 1083/4 
S. G. sen^ C Price J> Ha. L* Pick^ Sa. Gard^ Jun"- Is. 
Porter J Higg: 

Nich" Perle being admitted an Inhabitant into this Col- 
lony by the Honored Gouenor Broadstreat, is admitted 
an Inhabitant into this Towne 

Agred y* m'' Philip Cromwell be allowed 40** as ye rates 
are made for his care about ye To^\'ne Stock in keping 
& Turning of it &c for this yeare now part gon (>iiding 
31 July 1684 

Granted a noat upon Constable W" Hirst for 40^ 
Pes. of m"" Ph. Cromwell 8^ in mony w*^^ is for rent of 
a percell of land for this yeare 1683 viz by the buring 
point first lett to W" Boudish 14: 12: 80 
Res*' of Jn" Cromwell 21^ in mony w*^'' is for rent of 
the Buring point land for an° 83 acord° to agrem* 
24.12.80 



SALEM TOWIv^ KECOEDS 103 

Agred v* wheras ther is 3^ in mony dew from Constable 
Jos. Hucheson to ye Country we doe declare yt nothwith 
standing ye agrement made w*^ m'" Steph. Sewall atumy 
to ye Administrators to Estate of Jn° Hull Esq"" dea- 
seased y* ye Said 3' shall be paid to Said Sewell as Sone 
as posible can be got 

Agred by the Select men in behalfe of the Towne y* 
whereas Cap* Jn" Price m"" Jn*" Hathorne & Sam" Gard- 
ner Jun"" hane ingaged to pay to m"" Step'' Sewall aturny 
to the Administrators of the Estate of Jn° Hull Esq"" 
Deaceased 40' as mony w*^** is 60' in pay upon w'"'' S'' 
Step'* Sewall has giuen ye Towne a discharge as a Turny 
aforsaid therfore agreed y*^ ye morgage Guien to the 
Towne by Abr"* Coale shall be asigned to the said Cap* 
Price Jn° Hathorne & Sam" Gardner for ther Security 
as they are Ingaged as aforsaid 

Agred y* ther be a freemens metting warned on lecture 
day next to be held 11 day Instant, at 9 Clock ||in morn- 
ingl I for ye nomenation of Majestrates choyse of a Comi- 
sioner a County Tresurer & Choyce of Deputys for ye 
Gen" Court 

Agred y* ther be a Townes metting warned on lecture 
day next to be held on Saterday next ye eight Instant 
||9 Clock 1 1 for ye Choyce of Select men & Constables 
Choyse of the Clarke of the writs to Consider of Tho 
Grens case to Consider of Setting ye prison & buikF a 
house of Corection to Consider of Topsfeid case to Con- 
sider of the motion of the proprietors of the North feild, 
& Some petitions for land. 

[18] Abr. Coale D" 753.5.2 

Cred* as pr ace" 677.14.8 

%^ a bill of country disbursm*'' not 

before entred 03: 11.6 

f) abated m"" Broadstrets rates 05 : 00 . 

f? 60' in pay ingaged to be paid tol 

S* Sewall for ye administr of[ 60.0.0 

In'' Hull Esq"" desacd bv Cap* Price, f 

Jn" Hath" & Sam" Gardner J 746: 06:2 

tP Generall abatments 3.3.0 

749 . 9 : 2 



104 SAT.EM TOWN EECORDS 

Reckoned w*'' Constable Abr Coale & bis is 
Deb*"" on ballance 3' 16^ w*^^ be saitb is in 
Jobn Marstons bands 3 : 16:0 

m"" Jn° Gidny sen^" Cr "§ Select mens Expence 

for je yeare 1683 8.5.0 

D"" to a bill Const Lambert for in pay 8.5.0 
m"- Tim** Lindall Cr 

^ Newbery Jorny 12' mony is 0: 18: 

^ debuty sbip may 83: 5 dayes 0.18: 9 

Granted a bill to Const Hirst for 36' 9^ pay 
At a meting of Select men 

A note fabated Bray Wilkins bis rates for ye yeare 
giuen I 1683 
Const. Pope I abated Benj" Wilkins bis rates for ye yeare 
[ 1683 
abated Jn'' Edwards bis rates for ye yeare 
1683 
all w''^ are npon ace" of Sicknesse 

[19] At a metting of tbe Towne 8.1.1683/4 
Sam" Gardner Sen"" Chosen Moderator 

]^ominated Select men ISTominated for Constables 
m'^ Jona* Corwin 10 Rob* Kitcbin 

L' Pick-- 25 Sam" Sbadock 

Sam" Gardner sen'' 30 Jn" Homes 

5 ^f^^h" 28 Ri^i^d fgg^jg^ 

Sam Gardner Jnn' 32 T^^ yr 

r -D 4^ ^n ^^y J^esor 

m"^ Porter 29 ^.. ^^ 

Cap* Browne 7 ^^'^^ ^^^«°^^ 

Cap* Price 28 Tho: Putman Jnn^" 

Jn° Higg"'' 33 Is. Read 

Tho Gardner 13 Chosen for Constables for 

Chosen for Select men the year Ensueing 

Sam" Gardner Sen' ^y™ Dounton 

Capt Price t o tt 

T o TT j^i ''i^ Hoames 

•Jn" Hatborne i^- i^d a i 

L*Pickrin ^^^^^ ^"^^^^1' 

Sam" Gardner Jun'' J"" T^ander 

Israel Porter Dan" Ray 

Jn** Higginson Is. Cook 



SALKM TOWN REOORDS 105 

Chosen for Gierke of ye writs m'' Benj" Gerish 
Voated y* the most connenient place on the Towne Gomon 
nere to Geo. Ifoi^es Ifmd shall he for to Set the prison on 
& y* it is left to the Select mens discresion to apoint y" 
place & Quantity 

Voated that the Towne arc willing that a house of 
corection should be built & Joyned to, or Set nere to the 
prison &; that they will be at Some part of the Gharge 
not exceding thirty pound in pay, & it is left to the 
Select men to manage the Same 

Voated y* tho Grene shall haue 10' in pay for the 
yeare Insuing for his keping Sara Lamberts Child 

Topsfeild case left to the next Towne metting 

[20] Voated y* Tho Gardners petition for ye Island 
against m"" Ilardys House is refered to ye next metting 

Voated y* y" propriaters of the JSTorth feild (so caledj 
or the major part of them haue liberty to make Such 
orders from time to time as they shall Judge nessesary 
for the Suficient fenceing & well Improueing of the Said 
feild & all such orders made by them relateing to the 
premises being p''sented to the Select men then in being 
who are Impowrd to aproue of & confirme or to disaprovc 
of & make voyde in behalf of ye Towrie all such orders 
presented to y'" as alxiuesaid 

Voated y'^ the Towne doe Giue Jn" Backer a pece of 
land to him & his wife & ther hcires for oner not to be 
disposed of by them, In Some conuenient place where 
the Select man shall apoint not exceding 20 pole 

Voated y* waiter Skiners petition for a litle peicc of 
land nere his house, the towne doe giue ther Right therin 
to him if the Select men Judge it conuenient to be dis- 
posed of 

Att a metting of the Select men 8.1.1683/4 
Sam" Gardner Jun"" is chosen to kep the Towne Books 
&c for the yeare Insuing 

Rember Towne bound 



106 



SALEM TOWN KECOEDS 



[21] At A meeting of the freemen 11*'' March 168% 
Chosen for A Comishoner to Carey in y® Voats, Cap* 
Jn'' Higginson 

Voated that two deputies shall be chosen 

Voated that the two deputies shall be chosen to Searue 
the whole yeare 

Chosen for deputies to Serue at the Gen^ Court for 
the yeare Ensueing m"" Henery Bartholmew & m"" Jon*'' 
Corwin 

At A meeting of the Select men 11 March 168% 
Sam" Gardner S Cap* Price Jn" Hathorne 
Jn" Pickring Jn° Higginson Sam'^ Gardner Jun' 
Chosen for Survayers of fences 
L* felton 1 

:N'orth field 



Jn" Tomkins [ 
Caleb Buffomf 
Peter CheuersJ 
m' Ruck 1 

L* Pickring \- 
Eob. KitchinJ 
Edw fflint 
Caleb Buffom 
Jn° Williams 
Pet Cheuers 
Eleaz"" Geoyes] 
Jn° King | 



fo 



r y- 



for y^ South field 



for the towne 



for the glass house & 
without y^ bridge 
Chosen for ou"^ Seers of High wayes 
Eob: Kitchin 



from y^ bridge doune to 
y^ poit Pocks & y® Cutt 



for all with out the bridge 



first 



Sam'^ Shattock Jun' 
m"" Jn° Grafton 
Gilbird Taply 
John Buffom ) 
Dan" Southerickj 

ordered that all fences are to be made vp by y^ 
of Aprill 'Next 

John Rogers is Chosen Sealer of weights & measures 
for the year Ensueing in the p'^sents of Const' Jn" Landor 
& S*^ Constable to giue him notice thereof & Call him 
before A magestrate to take his oath 

Jn" Bullock & Jn° Pickring Jun' are Chosen & Ap- 



SALEM TOW:sr EECOEDS 107 

pointed to prosicute all the laws of the Country & order 
of the towne Concearning- horse kind 

[22] At A meetino- of the Select men y^ 12-1-8% 
m'' S Gardner S ni"" Jn" Hathorne m'' Jn° Higginson S 
Gardner Jun"^ 

Ordered that the Const^^® watch shall now begin & Con- 
sist of Seuen men one of which shall be one of these 
men vnder written who shall haue the Comand & oner- 
sight of the Eest, it is also ordered that the Select men 
doe walk the Rounds, each one twice in a weak takeing 
another man Along with him & this to Continue vntel 
the Select men take further order 

Caleb Buffom John Buffom Edw fflint W° Swetland 
Eob: Kitchin Tho Maule m*" Jn*^ Corwin Jn° marston 
Manas: marston Benj Marston Lt. Sewall 

Sam" Shattock Jun*^ Tho fflint Jn° ISTorman m' Ruck 
Sj Home Jn^ Ropes Dau*^ Phepeny Benj Browne !N"eh. 
Willowby W"" Curtice Sam^^ Williams Tim° Lindall Sy 
Willard Edw Groues Jn° Pilgrim W" Hirst Cap* Broune 
Tho Gardner ISTath Beadle Sam^ Phepen Jn" Cromwel 
Wath Salsbey m*^ Hardy Tho lues Jn° Grafton C" Babedge 
Benj Gerrish Ph English Jos Phepeny S Jn° Williams 
Jer locale 

Psons to walk the Rounds & soe free*^ from watching 
viz the Select men Jn" Pickring Jun"^ Jn° Home Jos 
Home James Poland Jn° Rogers Jn" Buttolph. 

Cap* Higginson C"^ 

^ 4^ mony to buy A glasse & Candles for the watch 

At A meeting of the Select men 18 march 1683/4 
m^ S. Gardner S C^* Price m"" Hathorne C^* Higginson S 
Gardner Jun*" 

Ordered y* A towne meeting be warned y^ lector day 
to be held on the last of this month for y** Choice of A 
Clarke of y" Market Sealers of leather a Culler of fish 
A Packer of meat Instructions for y^ Select men for dis- 
poseing of y'' old prison & to Answ som petitions for land 

it is ordered y* all Swine y* goe on the townes Comons 
within 20 pole of aney Come field or other Inclosior shall 
be Suffishantly yoaked by y^ first of Aprill next & soe to 
Continue vntel y^ last of October following on y^ penalty 



108 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

of two shillings mony or as mony for Each Swine trans- 
gresing the Same: & y* all Swine be Suffishantly Eingd 
the whole yeare According to A late law on y® penalty 
therein Expressed: & we doe Chuse Appoint & Impower 
Nat Silsbey Henry Skerrey Jun' W" Stacy Jn° Kopes 
Jos Boyce & W™ Osburne to see to y® Execution of these 
orders & to haue y^ fines for their paynes And doe herby 
in his majesties name Require y® aboue named psons 
them & Euery of y"" to see these orders fully prosecuted 
on y® penalty y^ law provides in that Case 

[23] At a meeting of y^ select men 19-1-8% 
S. Gardner S C* Price m*" Hathorn C^* Higginson L* 
Pickring S Gardner Jun' 

further orders Conceaming the watch & directed to 
y^ Const^^* of Salem you are hereby Required in his 
Majesties name to set y^ watch euery night at y" watch 
house at or about 9 of y® Clock & to take Care that y^ 
major P* of y^ watch be able men from tyme to tyme 
According to law & y* you giue them in Charge Strictly 
to Examin all night walkers after 10 of y^ Clock at night 
to Inquire whether they are goeing & what their buisnes 
is & in Case they giue not Resonable Satisfaction forth- 
with secure y™ vntel y^ morning & Carey y™ before y® 
next magestrate & if you find aney y* Carey y™ selues 
aney wayes debauchedly or shall be in drinck you shall 
secure y™ as Afores*^ & if you shall find aney disord'' in 
aney house you are to Inquire into it & if there be oca- 
tion to Informe Athority thereof you are also to Require 
people to haue A care of their lights & you are to ord"" 
y^ watch to haue 4 men Constantly walking abroad 2 
to y® Eastward & 2 to y® westward & soe to Releaue one 
another According to y® direction of y*^ Command'' of y 
watch 

At A generall To^vne meeting y^ 31 march 84 Chosen 
for A Clark of y^ market Jn° Rogers Chosen for Sealers 
of leather Jos^^ Home & Henry West Chosen for Cullars 
of fish m" Sam" Gardner Sen'"' & m"^ Benj" Gerrish 

Chosen for A packer of meat John Marston Voated 
that m' ISTicholas Noyce his maintenance shall bee Raised 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 109 

for the yeare Ensueing by a Eate togather with m'" Hig- 
ginsons w*^'' y^ Select men shall make 

Voated y*^ the old prison shall bee disposed on by the 
Select men for the towns use 

Voted the Case of Topsfeild Concerning land in Con- 
troversy betweene them & some of our Inhabitants Is 
left to the Select to act therein, as thay shall Judge proper 
& l^essesary for the towne 

Voated that the towne doe grant vnto Thomas Gardner 
their Right in that Island in the South Riuer that lyeth 
before m*" Jos^*^ Hardy Sen'" dore 

Voated that the towne doe grant vnto m' Sam^ G-ard- 
ner Sen"" their Interest in that Island that lyeth in m*" 
Humphry pond soe caled 

[24] Voated that the towne doe grant vnto m*" Jn'' 
Hathome about one pole of land lying betwene the Land 
of Cap* Geo Corwin that was formerly Tho Tucks & the 
Land of Jn" Marston which was formerly Henry Wests 
the s** Hathorne payeing for the Same twenty shillings 
in pay: & is to be laid [out] to him by y*^ Select men 

Voated that y® Select men shall haue y'' same power 
& orders they held the last yeare & the year before: & 
likewise power to Call the Constables vnto Ace" & to 
Sue & fully prosicute at law all such as are in the towns 
debt & to make A Rate for the Raising of the mainten- 
ance of m*" Higginson & of m"* JSToyes for y* year Insue- 
ing & Constantly to take Care that not aney pson trespas 
vpon towne Comons or Right by Seting their house or 
their fence further then their Right which the select men 
shall carefully Inspect & haue full power to Reforme or 
prosecute them x\ccording to law and to Reduce them 
to Reason therein B Gedny Esq, S Gardn"" Sen'" Cap^ 
Price m"* Jn** Hathorne Cap* Higginson W" Hirst Tho 
Gardner Ph English Jn° Pilgrim S Gardner J"^ 

Voated that the towne doe grant vnto y^ seuerall psons 
mentioned in the margent liberty & priuiledge of build- 
ing Such wharfs at winter Island as they shall haue oca- 
tion for & the propriety thereof to belong to such as 
shall be at the Charge onely such of y^ towne as haue 
ocation may make vse of the s^ wharfes soe as not to 



110 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

hinder ||any|| of the propriators of y^ s*^ wharfs in their 
makeinf^ vse thereof & m"" Sam" Gardner Sen"^ m"" Benj 
Gerrish Tho Jegels Sen"" & Is foot are Chosen & Appointed 
to Consider of y^ Conveniancy^ of the places where the 
wharfs shall be & none to be bnilt without their Aduise 
& Consent or the major Part of them 

At a meeting of y^ select men 31 march 1684 m'' S 
Gardner S Cap* Price m"" Hathorne m"^ Higginson L* 
Pickrin^ S Gardner Jnn"" 

m"" Jn° Hathorne is Chosen & Appointed to Joyne w*** 
y® former Committe for y^ laying out of high wayes in 
y" north field 

[25] At A meeting of y^ Select men y" 7-2-84 m' S 
Gardner S m"" Jn° Hathorne L* Pickring m' Porter S 
Gardner J 

Then made the ministers Rate as followeth 
Constable Dounton mony 42^10^ 
Const''^ Hoams mony 40 .10 

Const''^ Landor mony 40 .10 
Const'^i fflindar mony 52 .10 
Const"^ Is Cook mony 24 . 10 
Const^^ D Pea mony 3 . 10 



204 .00 

Rate pay 63.15 ouerplus 4.19,0 

Rate pay 60.15 ouerplus 4.17.0 

Rate pay 60.15 ouerplus 4.16.0 

Rate pay 78.15 ouerplus 6.02.6 

Rate pay 36.15 ouerplus 3.19.6 

Rate pay 05.05 ouerplus 4.01.0 

306.00 28.15.0 

At a meeting of the Select men 11.2 
S Gardner S Jn° Hathorne Jn*" Higginson S Gardner 
ordered y* A towne meeting be warned on y^ | |next| | lector 
day to be on y^ 21*'' of Aprill at 9 Clock morning for 
Choice of 7 Able men to Serue on y^ Jurey of Tryals 
to Consider some thing further about a Suitable place 
to Set y^ prison also to Choose a Committe for the deter- 
mination of the difference between the Townes of Lin & 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 111 

Salem Relating vnto Land laid out Interfering vpon 
Either, before the line betweene vs was fully Settled 

& A freemans meeting y^ 30*^ of Aprill at 2 Clock 
for y^ Choice of Gou"" deb Gou" Assist maj"" Gen''^ Tresur^ 
Seer & Comishon®" for y® vnited Collonys 

to Consider of Som way to procure A Stock for y^ 
Imploying of Som that want Imployment amongst vs 

This Bill Bindeth mee Jeremiah Rogers my heires 
Executor Assignes to paye or Cause to bee payd vnto the 
Select men of y® towne of Salem, the Just & full Sum 
of seauen pounds Eighteene shillings in Currant money 
of JSTew England : viz. twenty shillings ^ m" for seauen 
m° Suckcessiuely & Eighteene Shillings the Eight m" 
taking the first of Aprill for y^ begining of s*^ tyme ; which 
is vpon y'^ acc° of a bill payable to Benjamen ffelton in 
IvTouember or Decern'^'" 1683 which Bill was sayd to bee 
lost y® whole bill being ten pounds but s^ ffelton was payd 
ye Remainder being fourty shillings 

Jeremiah rogers [signature] 
The whole of this bill is paid 

[26] Sould vnto Jeremiah Rogers the Old prison for 
fourty shillings in money w*^^ wee doe accept of in the 
seauen pound Eighteene shill payable for Ben^ ffelton he- 
ing soe much Remaineing of his ten pounds bill according 
to obligation, which s*^ Seauen pound Eighteen shillings 
S** Jeremiah Rogers paying vnto y® Selectmen of y* 
towne & aquitting Benjamen ffelton from all damage 
Charge &c by Reson of s*^ Prison is peacable to Enjoy 
or improue y® Same 

Jeremiah rogers [signature] 

At A Towne Meeting y^ 21-2-84 

Chosen for Jury of Tryals 

m"^ Lindall Leu* Jn° Putnam m"^ Hirst manas marston 
Sam^ Shattock Jun*" m^ Willowby m"^ St Sewall 

voated that it is left to the Select men to provide A 
place to Set the prison & house of Correction on the 
Towne Comon or otherwise by way of Exchange for some 
of the towne Comon or by pchase as they shall Agree 
Appointing the quantity of land as they shall Judge Con • 
veniant & to be as neare the towne house as may be 



112 SAIiEM TOWN RECORDS 

Voated that it is left to the Select men to be A Com- 
mitte either all or A p* of them as they shall Appoint 
for the determination of y^ deferance betwene the Towns 
of lyn & Salem Relateins: vnto land laid out Interfering 
vpon Either before the lyne betwene us was fully Setled 

Voated that the Towne doe Appoint & Impower Barth ; 
Gedney Esq"" Cap* W" Browne Sam^^ Gardner Sen'^ Jn**" 
Corwin Jn" Hathorne & Tho Gardner ||they or the maj' 
p* of them 1 1 to be a Committe for the Settlement of an 
Implojinent for the poore in Spinin^ &c and if there 
be ocation may make vse of about 50^ in money of the 
townes stock for the buying of A Stock of wooll for the 
End Afores'' & that they doe their vtmost to Secure the 
S*^ mony soe as that it may be Returnd to the towne in 
due tyme 

[27] At A meeting of y^ select men 11-2.84 
Chosen to Run in Pambulation wth y® towne of Lyn 

m'' Sam" Gardner Sen' 
Cap*^ Jn" Higginson 
L* Jn° Pickrin 
Sam" Gardner Jun"" 
Chosen to Run in Pambulation w**^ y® towne of Marble- 
head Cap* Price & m"" Jn*' Hathorne to meet at Geo darling 
Chosen to Run in Pambulation w*'' y^ towne of Beuerly 

L* E'ath Putnam 
m'' Dauid Andrew 
m'' Israel Porter 
Joseph Herrick 
All to Run y^ 28*^ Aprill next about ||7 or|| 9 Clock 
at a meeting of y^ Select men 21-2-84 all p^'sent Jer 
Rogers Cr by 26' money in P* of his bill of 7^ 18' 

Agred y* Joseph Hardy Jun' is desired to Cary Tho 
Clarke to barbados for w*^"" he shall be paid by the Towne 
according to Costome & y* the Towne shall bare him 
harmelis from any damage y* may arise to him by his 
Carieing of Said Clarke to Barbados 

At A meeting of the Select men 22 . 2 . 84 
S Gardn' S Jn° Hathorne Jn° Higg'° Jn" Pickring S 
Gardner Jun 

Granted liberty vnto m"" Pilgrim to make A gate at 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 113 

his own Charge to goe into the biiriing point provided 
he doe noe damage thereby 

laid out vnto Tho Bell from the ISTorthest Corner of his 
house 2 pole which Reaches about 10 foot to the West- 
ward of the house & it is 3 pole wide toward the brook 
& 8 pole in length from the house: that is to Say it is 
2 pole wide at the house & 3 pole wide below at the 
brook and 8 pole long which makes 20 pole the house 
Included in it 

At A meeting of the Select men 10-3-84 
S Gardner S Jo° Price Jn" Hathorne S Gardner Jun"" 

W" Roads being Admitted an Inhabitant Into this 
Collony by the Worshipfull W™ Browne & Barth Gedney 
Esq"" is also admitted an Inhabitant into this towne 
ordered that A warrant be giuen to A Constable to warne 
the pey baker at m"" Willards to depart the Towne & also 
to warne m"^ Willard not to Entertayne him aney longer 

[28] At A meeting of the Select men 12 June 1684 
m"" Jn° Hathorn Sam^ Gardner S Cap* Higginson L* 
Pickrin Sa Gardner J 

By Vertue of A warrant from the Country Tresurer 

for A halfe Single Country Rate to be pd in mony at 

or before y® 15*^ August next: is made as followeth 

ministers Eate 

of psons not 

overplus Rated before 

Const^ Cook to pay y" Tresurer 4^ 00 . 1 . 00 . 6"^ 

Constable W™ dounton 

Const"* Rich flinder 

Consf Jn° Hoams 

Const' Jn° Lander 

Consf Daniel Rea 

32.18.4 Y.19.9 

At A meeting of y® Select men 17-4-84 
present m'' Hathorne m'^ S. Gardner S C* Price C* Hig- 
ginson L*^ Pickrin S Gardner J 

Goody Thorne to haue A note for 39^ 

W™ Lord to haue A note on Capt Price for w* is due 
for year 83 



5.15 1.07.0 


4.06 


7.08 1.10.9 


5.16.0 


5.05 1.06.0 


0.10.0 


5.12.4 1.10.0 


1.00.0 


4.18.0 1. 4.0 




11 19. A 



114 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



psons Abated in Jn" Homes list 

Jii° Home 1.02.0 

Nat Walden 0.06.0 

Jos Lord 0.06.0 

Tho Pchase 0.05.0 

Jos Taylor 0.05.0 

m'" Amolot 0.10.6 

Jer Eoo;ers 1.03.6 

Tho Clark 0.01.0 

Ez Cheiiers 0.02.0 

Jn** Lambert J 0.07.6 

Tho Cromwel 0.13.0 



posted 5.11.6 

Agread that these Seuerall Constables be Sued at y^ next 
County Court at S for what is due from them to y* 
towne viz 

Jos Hutchison 

Jn*^ Auger 

Rich. Prithridg 

Phillip English 
m"" Sam" Gardner Sen"" & Cap* Jn° Higginson (they or 
eyther of them*) are Chosen & Impowerd to prosicute 
y^ Afors*^ psons in y^ behalf of y^ Select men 'at y^ next 
County Court to be holden at Salem 
21.4.84 pd W Pinson by Consf Lambert 17' for work 
on y® high way 

Geo pele C^' 2' 6<^ 1 . , ^ ■. • i 

W" TTinn- 9 I ^^^" ^''^^'^ 0^1 y ^ig^ wayes 

Rich Croad 1 \ ^y ^' I^itchm 

26-4-84 Chargd A note on Consf pope to pay W" Way 
& Jacob fuller 36' in pay for Killing A wolf 

[29] At a meeting of y^ select men 3-5-84 
m" Israel porter Serg* Jn" Leach & Jos^^ Herrick are 
Chosen & Appointed | |Suruayers| | to mend the high way 
at frost fish brook 

At A meeting of y^ freemen 5 July 84 
m"^ Henerv Bartholmew } ^ 
Cap* Jn« Higginson \ ^^^^^^ Deputies 

* Marginal note. 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS 115 

10-5-84 m'' Bartholmew D"" to 20^ mony pd by S. Gard- 
ner Jim'" 

11-5- Goody Thome D"" to A note Cliargd on Const"^ 
English for 40^ pay 

At A meeting of y^ Select men .y® 11- July 84 
m"" Hathorne m"" S Gardner S Cap* Higg" S Gardner J 
L* Jn" Pickring Joshua Buffom & Sam^ Gardner Jun"^ 
w*'^ one more are desired to view & measure both y^ wayes 
betweene Salem & Andouer & make Report thereof vnto 
the Select who shall be pd for their paynes 
m"" Bartholmew D"^ 20® in mony p^ him by S Gardner Jun' 
22.5.85 Sam" Gardner Jun"^ D"^ 25« mony Rec*^ of 
Const*'^ Job Swinerton 

28. July 1684 at A Towne meeting 
Chosen for Jurey Tryals for y® Court by Adjournment 
L* Pickring m"* Tim" Lendall m' Ch Redford Jos Hardy 
Jun"" Jn° l^orman Manas Marston IsTa* Beadle Jos Home 
16-6- Rec*^ of m"* Lindall in mony 22^00.0 
23-6- at a meeting of y® towne 

Chosen for an 8*^ man or a Comishoner for y® yeare 
Ensueing m"" Jn° Ruck 

At a meeting of the Select men & Comishoner y^ 
27-6-84 

m"" Hathorn S Gardner S C* Price C^* Higginson S Gard- 
ner J m'' Ruck Comish 

By vertue of a warrant from the Country Tresurer to 
take A list of all the male psons w*^ an Estimation of 
all estates & to make a Returne to their Sheir towne 
According to law 

Wee make Returne thereof as followeth viz three hun- 
dred heads & the estate of the towne amounting to thirty 
fiue pounds according to law which makes in the whole 
sixty pounds 

1_7_84 Docf Weld D"" to A note of 18^ pay Chargd 
on Consf Lambert 

[30] And Tarres 4 foot wood of Sa Gardner Jun"" 
y^ 2.7.84 

8-7-84 pd m'^ Bartholmew by Sam" Gardner Jun' mony 
3" 10'^ 6^ 



116 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

17-7-84 Kec"' of f Redford 3" mony for the Rent of 

Bakers Island for y® year 1683 

25.7. Const' Phelps Cr 10« in pay pd Sam" Gardner 

Jun' 

Jer Rogers C^ 5' mony in p* of his bill of 7" 18" 
15.6.84 Lent Jn" Loomes out of the poores mony 20" 
which he is to Retume Againe 

At a meeting of the Select men 7-8-84 
L* Wath felton is Appointed an ouerseer for the mend- 
ing y® high way at Rum bridge 

At a meeting of the Select men 27-8-84 
m*" Hathorn m"" S Gardner S Cap* Higginson L* Pickring 
S Gardner Jun"" 

ordered that a towne meeting be warned to be on y^ 
first of Nouemb"*. next for y® Choice of 7 Grand Jury 
men & 7 men to Serue on y® Jurey of tryals & also to 
giue answer to Som petitions for Land 

m"" S Gardner Gardner S & Capt Higginson are desired 
to Agree w*^ som Carpenter to put in A new gronsel 
at y® East dore of y® meeting house 

Capt Higginson & Sam" Gardner Jun'" are desired to 
Agree w*^ som Suitable man for A bel man 
28-8 pd m"" Bartholmew 20^ mony at boston 

At a towne meeting 1-9-84 
Chosen for y^ Grand Jurey 

Capt more Chosen for y® Jurey of tryals 

L ISTat Putnam 

Rob: ff oiler 

Geo : Keaser 

JosP'^ Phepen Sen"" 

Elias Mauson 

Jos*' Holton Sen"^ 

L N"eale 

Ph: English 

Jn° Ingersol 

W" Swetland 

Dan" Andrew 

Jn° Marston 

Dan" King Sen^ 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS 117 

[31] At a metting of the Select men 1:9:84 
Then agred w^^ Sarj : Thomas ffuller in behalfe of the 
Towne of Salem for to make & maintaine a Sufficient 
high way from the House of Thomas fuller Jun' home 
to Andiuer line according to the order of the County 
court both for cart & foot for & during the full Space 
of Seauen yeares & fully to finish the Said way fit for 
seruis this Insuing winter & the Said fuller doth frely 
Allow to the Towne of Salem what euer medow or land 
shall be made vse of for the Said high way as farr as 
it runs through his land & it is further agred to & w**' 
the Said Tho. fi^uller Sen"" that for & in consideration of 
the aforesaid high way so made & maintained & the other 
premises he shall be paid by the Towne of Salem the 
full & Just Sume of twenty pounds in Currant Rate pay 
only his Sons rates to be of Set for this yeare in part 
of pay as they are made & the pay to be paid him when 
the work is done: y* is the high way made & for the true 
& sure performance herof on Said ifullers part he the 
Said fuller doth her by Ingage himself heires Executors 
administrators & asignes unto the Select men of the 
Towne of Salem in behalfe of the Towne & doth further 
ingage to Secure the Towne from any damage that may 
come by not keping of it in repaire during the Said Terme 
aforsaid 

Thomas ffuller 
being p''sent 

Cap* Price m"" Sa Gardner S Cap* Higginson Sam" Gard- 
ner Jun"" 

[32] At a meeting of Selectmen y^ 4-9-84 
Rich Mebor 4^ mony of Sa Gardner Jun'" 
Allowed m"" Jn** marston for wid Allyns liueing in his 
house, in pay y^ some of 40^ 

And Tarner 4^ mony of S Gardner Jun' 
At a meeting of y® Select men y^ 7-9-84 
Agread w*** waiter skiner to be belman & watch the towne 
euery night & is hereby Invested with the Same power 
which belongeth to the Constables watch according to law 
& is to pforme that office faithfully & constantly from y* 
6*^ of Fouembor vntel y^ first of may next Ensueing 



118 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

for which is to be paid Eight pounds ||fiiie|| in pay by 
y® towne 

wid Elson abated her husbands Rates to ph Eni^lish 

John Buffom is Chosen ouer seer of y^ high way from 
y*" bridge to the meeting house 

Wat Skiner D" 8^ pay lO'^ mony on Consf Lander 

Rich Mebor 6^ ] 

Eliz CoUyar ^ [ pd by Sam" Gardner Jun"" 

Tho Clark J 

At a meeting of the Select men 20-9-1684 

Agread to sue these Seueral psons at the next Court 
at Salem 

Cap* Jn" Price & m"^ Samuel Gardner Sen' are Chosen 
& Appointed to prosecute the Actions Commencd against 
Const' ph English Const' C"" phelps Const Jn° Lamber 
& Const'" Jn**" Auger & Rich Prithrich 

At a meeting of y® Select men 20-9-84 
being all p^'sent but m"" Js porter 

Agread to sue these Seueral Constables following at 
viz Const' Ph English Const' Jn° Lambert Const' C 
Phelps Const' Jn*^'' Auger & Const' Rich Prithrich 

Cap* Jn° Price & m"^ Sam" Gardner Se"* are Chosen & 
Appointed to prosicute the actions Commencd against y* 
Const' aboue named 

[33] By vertue of a warrant from the Country Tresurer 
for the Raiseing of two Country Rates one in mony & 
y® other in pay y® which are made y® 20-9-84 as fol- 
loweth viz 

C Rich flander 24' . ouer pluss 7' G^ 0*^ 

Const' Lander 21.0.0 5.10.8 

Const' dounton 24.0.0 6. 4. 

Const' Hoams 19.0.0 5. 8.0 

Const' Cook 14.0.0 3.14.0 

Const' Rea 18.0.0 5. 0.0 



120.0.0 33.02.0 

At a meeting of y^ Select men y^ Y-10-84 

CP* Price S Gardn' S S Gardn' J 

Tho darling Cr for killing A wolf in pay 30^ pd by 

Const' Hoams 



SALEM TOWX KECOKDS 



119 



daniel Soatherick ouer- 



Acc° of work on y^ highway 
seer 

Sam Ebron S a teara 2 days 
Sam Ebron S S^/o dayes of a man 
m"" Greans 4 dayes a team & a man % day 
Is Cook a man 3 dayes & carting timber 4® 
W™ osburn a team 2 day 

Josiaii Sontbrick a team 1 day & a man 1 day 
Rob Pease a man 6 dayes 
Rob: ffuller 11/2 day 
W" Trask 1 day 
Jn° Trask 1 day 
Tho Tyley 3 dayes 
Sam*^ Golethite 4 dayes 
Jn° Waters 1 day 
Jn" King 4 dayes 
Jn" Stacy 4 dayes 
Jn° Bleiien 2 dayes 
Hugh Pasko 1 day 
Jn" Loomes 1 day 
Rich Cowdick 1 day 
Jos Boyce 1 day 
Jn° Burton 2 dayes 
Sam Ebron Jun"" 2 d 



Jn° Smal 2 dayes 
Geo Jacobs 2 dayes 
Jn° Pudny Jun'' 2 dayes 
Joseph Sibly 2 dayes 
Jacob Read 1 dayes 
Dan^ Southrick team 4 d 
& of a man 13 dayes 
Sam" Stacy 1 day 



brought from other syde 
paid by Const^ Jn° Trask 



0. 


10. 





0. 


7. 





1. 


01. 





0. 


10. 





0. 


05. 





0. 


07. 





0. 


12. 





0. 


03. 





0. 


02. 





0. 


02. 





0. 


,06. 





0, 


,08. 


,0 


0. 


,02. 


,0 


0. 


,08. 


,0 


0, 


,08, 


,0 


0. 


,04, 


,0 


0, 


.02, 


.0 


0, 


.02, 


.0 


0, 


.02, 


.0 





.02 


.0 





.04 


.0 





.04 


.0 


6 


.11 


.0 





.04 


.0 





.04 


.0 





.04 


.0 





.04 


.0 





.02 


.0 


1 


.00 


.0 


1 


.06 


.0 





.02 


.0 


3 


.06 


.6 


6 


.11 


.0 



9.17.0 



120 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



[34] Ace" of work on y® high way 


^ Joshua Buffom 


ouerseer of Carts 




Edw flint 2 dayes 


0.10.0 


Caleb Buffom 3 dayes 


0.15.0 


W" Pinson 1 day 


0.05.0 


Rich Croad 1 day 


0.05.0 


Tho Vealy 1 day 


0.04.6pd 


Joshua Buffom 3 days 


0.13.6 


Joshua Buffom for hisf 


0.05.0 


Jurney to Andouer f 






2.18.0 


on y^ other syde 


3.18.0 




6.16.0 


paid by Const' Daniel King y^ some 


of B'VQ" 


of men 




Jn° Mecarter 4 dayes 


0.08.0 


W™ Beans 4 dayes 


0.08.0 


Edw: flint 1 day pd 


0.02.0 


W" Swetland % day 


0.01.6 


Abra: Cole 3% day 


0.07.6 


Rog^ Darby 1 day '-J 


0.03.0 


Jos' ^eale 2 dayes 


0.04.0 


Rob: Kitchin 1 day 


0.02.0 


Sam: Sibly 1 day 


0.02.0 


Jn° Cook 2 days ' 


0.04.0 


Jn*^ Corwin 1 day 


0.02.0 


W" Longstaf 2 day 


0.04.0 


Sam woodwel 1 day 


0.02.0 


pd by Lambert Jn° Simson 2 days 


0.04.0 


W^ King li day 


0.03.0 


Eph Kempton 2 days 


0.04.0 


Josh: Buffom 4 days 


0.08.0 


Geo: Hacker 1 day 


0.02.0 


Jer Meacham 1 day 


0.02.0 


Jos forster 1 day 


0.02.0 


W" Pinson ^ day 


0.01.0 


Josi White 1 day 


0.02.0 



3.18.0 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS 121 

at a meeting of the Select men 23.10.84 
m'' Hathom m"" S Gardner Sen' Capt Higginson S Gard- 
ner Jun'' 

m"" Chamberlin is abated his Eate to 40^ monj for which 
he hath ginen his bill to pay at his next Returne to 'New 
England: amongst y^ payes for 84 

at a meeting of y® Select men y® 30-10-84 
m' Hath° S Gardner S C Price C Higginson S Gardner J 

The Select men of Salem have agred y* the High way 
ordered by the Connty Court to be laid out at wills Hill 
leading to Andiuor shall goe ouer Jn° Gingells medow 
wher the bridge is now set & that what damage is done 
to his S*^ medow by the Caseway shall be made good to 
him by the towne acording as the law prouides in y* case 

[35] Jn° Gloid is abated what of his Rates is vnpaid 
for y^ yeare S3 & 84. 

agread to meet 9*^ Jan next to Recon w*^ all y^ Const"^ 
that are in the Townes debt & Recon about M"" l^oyes Sub- 
scription. 

at a meeting of y® Select men y® 12-11-84 Seueral Psons 
abated in Consf Lamberts list 



mony 


I 


ninistr 


mony 


pay 


mony 


0-1-S 


Jn° Glouer 
Sam Ropes 


0-4-6 
0-6-0 


0-1-0 


0-6-8 


0-0-6 


0-2-0 


]Morgan Joans 


0-6-0 








2 


W" Tilley 


0-6-0 


0-2-0 


0-8-0 


0-1-0 


2 


Jo Gatchel 


0-6-0 




8-0 


0-1 




Jos Read 


0-3 


0-1-8 


6-8 


0-0-10 


2 


Rich Croad Junr 


0-6-0 


0-2-0 


-8- 


0-1 


2-0 


W" flint 


0-6-0 


-2- 


-8- 


0-1 


2- 


Tho Stone 


0-6 








13-8 


Jn° Guppey 


-0- 


0-1-8 


-6-8 


0-0-10 


1-1-8 


Rich Mebor 


-0- 


0-1-8 


6-8 


0-10 


13-10 


Ju° Parker 


-0- 


0-1-8 


-6-8 


0-10 



2-09-2 



122 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



7-6-10 


Pet 

Jii° 


Joj 

Collva r 




-2- 

-2- 




8- 
8- 


1-0 


9-16-0 


1-0 




Ed Bishope 




-2- 




8 


1- 




Dan Caton 




-2- 




8 


1-0 




Jn** 


Manson & nat 


Sharp 


— 




— 


2 




2-9-6 


1-1-8 


4-17-4 


13-10 


r 

I 










2- 


9-6 





7-06-10 
Rec** of Jii° Green Jn" Leach & Comp 20" in mony for 

y® Rent of land on Royal Syde for y^ year 84 According 

to leace bareing date y^ 29-11-77 

Rec*^ of Geo Jacobs & the Rest of y* Comp who hired 

44 Acors land on Royal Syde y® some of 5^ 6*^ for y^ Rent 

thereof for v^ vear 84 according to leace bareing date 

29-11-78 

Rec'^ of Jn'' Tomkins 2^ 9^^ 

leace 

Abatements to Const^ Home 



mony in p* of 


L* 


feltons 


Jn° Ely 





—5- 


-0 


Is Stearns 




— 5- 


-0 


R Rowland 




— 1- 


-0 


peach & dennes 




1- 


-6 


Briant Dorathy 




5- 


-0 


W" Godsoe 




3- 


-0 


Charles driuer 




6- 


-0 


W" Poor 




7- 


-6 


'N Pitman Jun" 




11- 


-0 




2- 


-05- 


-0 



[36] Abated to Con"* Haynes Jn*'^ Knights 0— 1—0 

Tho Haynes 0—14—0 

Eleck Osburne — 12—6 

Tho Clark 0—13—6 

Jn" Browne 0—01 — 

Shubel Sterns 0—01—0 

Clem Rumrel 0—01—0 

Jn° Gloid 0—05-0 

W" Silsby 0—01—6 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 123 

Wid Pope 0—01—0 

Jn" Keany 0—01-0 

Lot Kellom 0-01-0 

Sam , Jentman — 01 — 

fra Geford 0—01—0 

Jer Watts — 5—6 

Eich Tree 0-12-0 

Jos^ Meshry — 04 — 6 

Is Meacham — 11 — 



4—08—0 



Jos forster is abated his Rates in 84 

Jos Southrick is abated his Rates in 84 

Rich More Jun' is abated 5® in pay in 84 

L* pickering to haue a note to m'' Hardey for what is 

due to him after Cap* Prices money is taken out 
14-11 Rec"^ of Jn** Cromwell 2/9<* money 
At a meeting of y^ Select men 19-11-84 Psent all but 

M"" porter 

Rec'^ of Jer Rogers in money — 06 — 

Sam" Gardner Sen' to pay money — 12 — 

Sam" Gardner Jun"* to pay 1 — 00 — 



1—18—0 

Seated in the Second Seat below of y^ mens viz J\P^ 
Lindol m"" King m"^ Jn° Grafton m' Ketchim Sam" Gard- 
ner Jun"^ 

Seated in y^ first peiw of y^ womens L* Tho Putnams 
wife 

Seated in the 2*^ peiw of y® womens M""^ King 

[37] 19-11-84 debts due 'from y*^ towne 
m' S Gardner Sen"" 6—14 — 4 

m"" J Hathorn 5— 7—6 

Cap* Price 5—14-10 

L* Pickring 5—15—9 

Sam : Gardner Jun"" 30— 7-10 

C Browne 10— 4—0 

Tho Green 4 — 10-0 

Dan Southerick 9 — 17 — 

Joshua Buffom 6 — 16 — 



124 


SALEM TOWN 


EECOKDS 








Isaac Cook 






6 01 


-6 








91_08- 


-9 




m^ Gedny Sen' 














Serg fuller 






20—00- 


-0 






Jos'^ Phepen Sen' H W 




1—10- 


-0 






12—11 Kec*^ 


Jn° Tomkins 






2- 


-9 


14—11 Eec'^ 


Jn" Cromwel 






2- 


-9 


23—11 Rec"^ 


of W" osburne 


mony 




5- 


-6 


24—11 Ree'^ 


of S Ebroi: 


L Sen*" mony 




3- 


- 


24—11 Rec-^ 


of Jn° felton 


Jun' 




2- 


-9 


28—11 of St Small 








2- 


-9 


29—11 of Is 


, Cook for 


3 men 




8- 


- 


30—11 of fra: Xnrse 








2- 


-9 


of Jn° Bullock 








2- 


-9 


31—11 of n£ 


it felton 








2- 


-9 




1—15- 


-& 


due to y® 


towns 












Cap* Higginson 
Henry Skerry 
Tho flint 




1—17- 
10 00 
1—04- 


-0 
-0 
-0 






Jn'' Home 






10—00- 


-0 






Jn° Leach 






8—07- 


-0 






Jn*^ Auger 


@ 




10 00 


-0 






m"" Hirst 


@ 




10 00 


-0 






Lambert 


@ 




7 00 


-0 






m"" English 


@ 




10—00- 


-0 






Phelps 

Pope 

Heyword 


@ 
@ 
@ 




7—00- 
5—00- 
3—00- 


-0 
-0 
-0 








83 08 






Cap* Geo Cor win 




6—12- 


-10 






Jn'' Tomkins 




1 










St Smal 




1 










W" osburne 




2 










Is Cook 




2 










Jn'' Bullock 




1 










Jn** Cromwel 




1 











SALEM TOWN KECOEDS 125 

Ant Buxton 1 

S Ebron S 1 

fra ISTurse 1 

Jn** felton 1 

N'at felton 1 

At a meeting of y^ Select men 26-11-84 being al p'snt 
but m"" porter 

giuen a note to Sam" putnam for 19^ pay for his part 
of y® fence on buring point on Const' English 

Jn'* maskol Sen' is abated 10® pay of his Rates to Ph 
English 

Rich pritherch is abated 3® of his Rates to Jn'* Home 

palfre is abated 5® mony & 4^ pay of his Rates to Ph 
English 

M @ wood & @ Battins rec 
Jn*'^ Pickring D' to Jn" Home 9/2^ 

at a meeting of y® Select men 2.12.84 m' Hathorne 
L*^ Pickring S Gardner J Jn° milk C ^ being whiper 
for y*" year 84 he is D' for a bill Charged on Const' Lam- 
bert for 20^ pay 

Wat Skiner C' to a bill on Const' Auger for 40® pay 

m' Dan" King C ^ Expences of y^ Select men at his 
house March 82/83 10® 9^ 

m' King D' p^ him by Const' Auger in pay 10® 9'^ 
S Gardner Jun' D' 12** mony of Jn**^ Auger pd N Lander 
for Jn** Horns Attach 

[38] Ace" of work on y® high wayes Is Cook ouerseer 
Geo Jacobs 2 dayes 0.04.0 

!N'at felton Jun' & team 1 day — 04 

Jn° Small 2 oxen & horse 1 day — 04.6 

Leiut felton 2 dayes — 04.0 

Sam Marsh 1 day —02 . 

C f orster 1 day —02 . 

Josiah Southerick 2 dayes — 04.0 

Isaac Read 2 dayes — 04.0 

L* Smal 11/2 day —03.0 

Jn" f orster Sen' 1 day — 2 . 

Jacob Read 1 day ' 02 . 

Sam f orster 1 day 02 . 

Sam IN'urse 1 day 02.0 



126 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



Tho Preston 1 day 


02.0 


fra l^urse 3 dayes 


06.0 


Anth Buxtone 1 day & 4 oxen & horse 1 day 


07.0 


Jn° forster Jun"" 1 day 


02.0 


Jn° Burton 1 day 


02 


Jn" Stacey 1 day 


02 


Sam Stacy 3 dayes 


06 


Jn" King 3 dayes 


06 


Rob Greene 2 dayes 


04 


Sam, Gaskin 5 dayes 


10 


W' osburn 4^^ dayes 


09 


& 4 oxen 1 day 


05 


Joseph Boiee 5 dayes 


10 


Isaac Cook 5 dayes 


10 


& 4 oxen & horse 1 day 


05 



6-01-6 
Paid by Const' Is Cook 1"6' & Cons*' Jn° Trask y^ Rest 

[39] at a meeting of y® Select men y^ 2 . 12 . 84 
Samuel Shattuck Jun' petitioning to be an luholder it is 
granted him prouided y® County Court approue of him 

Joana Battine C" 40^ in pay for tending Richard Meber 
& wife is pd her by Const' English 

laid out to m' Jn° Hathorne about one pole of ground 
lying betwen the land of Jn" Marston which was for- 
merly Henery Wests & the land of Cap* Geo Corwin which 
was formerly Tho Tucks, to Range with the Street from 
y® Southest Corner of Jn° marstons Land vnto y" northest 
Corner of Capt G Corwins land where Thomas Tucks 
shop Stood 

m' Barthol is abated 4^ pay of his Rates to Jn" Home 

a list of abatements to C Phelps 



0— 


Math Price 


0-1- 


8— 


6 8-0-10 


2 — 


Jn° Veary 


6-2 




8 1 


2 — 


ISTat Yearen 


6-0 







1-8 


J^ate Pease 


4-6- 







0— 


Ed Veary 


0- 


2 


8- 1 


0— 


Pet Henderson 


8- 


2- 


8- 1 





Jn° Smith 


0- 


1.8 


6 . 8- 0-10 





Glo Bobin 


0- 


2- 


8- 1 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



127 



0— 

0— 

2 — 
2— 



9.8 
18.8 
14.4 



H Higginson 
Jn" Edwards 
Ja Cox 
C"- Phelps 
Jn*' Best 



0- 
0- 
0- 
6- 
4-6 



1-15-0 
3.14.8 



0- 

2- 

1-^ 

2- 

1-^ 



5 

1 
-0-10 
-1 

0-10 



18.8 3-14.8 14- 4 



2-2-8 mony 

Jno Best 
!N'at Peas 
W" Smith 
Jn** Smith 
Ja. Cox 
Math Price 
Isaac Taylor 



5.09.8 pay 



0—10 
0—13—6 
0— 9—6 
0—11—0 
0— 6-0 
0— 6—0 
0— 6—0 

3—02-0 



Jos Gatchel 
W" Marston 

Nat Vearen 



09^-0 
01-0 
15-0 

1—05-0 
3— 2-0 

4: 07. 



[40] At a meeting of the Select men 12.12. 84 
Sam woodwel abated 6® of his Rates to Consf^ Jn° Home 
m"^ Hathorne D"" 6'^ in pay of Consf Jn° Home 
Jn*' Home C" 5" paid m'" Hathorne l.s.d 

Pd m'' Epes for keeping Scool to y^ 10.12.84 mony 12 . :6 
to money lent m'" Epes 10.0.0 

at a meeting of y^ Select men 23-12-84 
m'" Edw Monld is allowed 40^ pay for his Cure of Jn° Gloid 

pd by Const Powlen 
Abr walcot is abated 13® of his Rates to Jos Pope & is 
abated fine shillings of his Rates to Const Rea 
W™ Beans is abated IV of his Rates to Const donnton 
Henry wilkins is abated 5® of his Rates to Consf Rea 

Psons abated their Rates to m'* Hirst 



mony 
7-6 
2 

5.9 
4.2 



Capt Jn° Corwin 
Tho Cromwel 
Jn° Lambert Consf 
Nat Pickman Jun'" 



pay 

1. 0.0 
0- 6 
0.16.0 
0.11.8 



128 



SALEM TOWTf EECOEDS 



10.0 

4.2 
4.2 
5. 



3:6.9 



ISTat Pitman S 
W" Hirst Const' 
Eleck frizel 
Briant dorathy 
Ch : driuer 
W" Godsoe 
Tho frey 
Rowlands land 
Sam Wakefield 
W"^ Poore 
Ed winter 



0. 3.6 

1. 5 
0.11.2 
0.11.2 
0.14.0 
0.10.0 
0.14.0 
0.04.0 
0.12.0 
0.14.0 
0.06.4 

8-18-10 
3. 6.9 



12.05.7 
Psons abated their Rates to Consf^ iN'at Howard 



mony 
5- 

4.2 
5- 

2.6 

3 

1.8 

1.1.4 

7-6 



pet yearn 
Ben woodroe 
Sam Veary J 
Ben fuller 
Ja marsh 
Jn" Gloyd 
fra nurse 
Eleck Ranals 

'Nat Howard 



pay 
0.14 
0. 9.8 
0.14.0 
0. 6 
0. 6.8 
0.14.0 
0.18.0 
0.04.6 

4.06.10 
1. 2. 



1.8.10 

[41] m' 

mony 
3- 6. 
2. 2. 4 
1.18.10 


Hirst D"" to y^ 
pay 

4.03. 6 
30. 9. 4 


towne 


0, 
3, 


,15. 

12 
6 
5 
6 

, 6. 


5. 8, 
Cr. 


9 


.10 

pay 
1- 7- 1 
9.14. 6 
2. 0. 6 
1.12. 

2. 6. 

3. 3. 


34.12.10 
32.12. 4 


7.07. 2 
5. 9. 9 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



129 



1.17. 5 



2. 0. 6 



5.09. 9 



itTath Howard D"^ to y^ towne 
mony pay 4. 5 mony 



2. 6. 2 
1. 9 

14. 9 

4.09.11 

1. 8.10 

3. 1. 1 
16. 8 

2. 4. 5 

7. 6 p'' Sime 

1-16-11 
9. 8 



22. 9. 4 

26.14. 4 

27.19. 4 

01. 5. Cr. 

14. 



1.14. 5 

6 

14 

16 

8.18.10 

32.12. 4 

Cr 

pay 21. 0. 6 

wolues 1.10. 

5. 8.10 



27.19. 4 



0.11. 



1.7.3 mony due 

Jos'* Pope D' to the Towne 



monv 

^.os!" 

1.14.10 
17. 5 

4.15. 3 
3.12. 



pay 1-19- 
26.19. 4 

28.18. 4 

23.19. 5 

04.18.11 due 



Cr. 

mony pay 9 . 02 
0.14.0 ' 2. 2 

2.18.0 4.15 

2. 2 

3.12.0 19.5 

9 
4.10.0 



23.19.5 



1. 3. 3 due 

[42] Ace" of disbursements 1684 
Sarah Lambert Tho Green for Lamberts Child 

of Cap* Browne S^ of Capt Price 1- 5- 9 

of S. G. Junr 4. 6. 7 



in 1683 



5.12. 
3. 1, 



130 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



Tvid Good 
Goody pease 
of m' S Gardner 
of m' Swinert 
of Thorn 

Jn° Smith 
of Capt Price 
of S Gard Jun' 



1- 7- 
— 4. 
—12. 



6. 
5. 



wid. AlljTi 1 s d 

of Capt. Higg" 0. 8. 
of S G Jun' mony 0.3.6 



11. 7 

Jos ]\riles 
of Capt Higginson 0.12. 9 
of S. Gardn' Sen"" 4.16. 6 
of S. Gardn"- Jun' 

of S Gardner S. 
in 1682 



2. 8. 


6 


7.17. 


9 


1. 8. 





6. 7. 


5 



Jn° Marston 
in 1683 

And Tarues 
of S Gardn'- S. 
of S. Gardn' J. 

mony 



Eich Mebor 
of Capt price 
of S. Gard"- Jun 
of S G Jun^ mony 

Battine of Ph. E. 



15.13 
these ^sons Rec*^ of S 
Sarah Ingersal 0. 7 
in 1683 0.13. 



Gardner Jim"" 

Benj felton 
9 of C Higg«° 
- in 1683 



Wid English 
Eilez Collyer 

mony 



Mary Ing" 

in 1683 
dan wodland 
Wid Kibins 

mony 
Mary Smith 

in 1683 



0. 8 

0. 3, 
16, 



2. 0. 



1. 2 
0.12 
0. 6 
4 
0.17 
0.18 



10 
, 4 
, 

, 6 
, 6 



Tho Rex 

of Capt Higg® 

of S G Jim'^ 



in 1683 



m*" Norice 
of Capt Browne 
of Capt Price 
of Cr Phelps 



2.11. 6 
0.18. 9 

0.17. 4 

2. 

0.14 

3.11. 4 

3. 8.11 
0. 9. 
1.13. 

5.10.11 
2. 0. 



0.16. 3 
2. 0.10 

2.17. 1 

0.10. 1 

0. 6. 6 

16. 7 

1. 5. 9 



2. 0. 
0.14. 8 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



131 



man at Longstops 1- 6 

mony 0- 6 

S Braybrook mony 1 . 

Cranifar D' 

Doct' Swinerton 0-13 

Expenses @ 1.00 

docf Barton 0.15 



frizel D"^ 
d Barton 

Wid Groodale 
of m' Hathorne 
of S Gardn' S 



pd for dyate 
Docf Swinerton 
Docf Barton 
in 1683 



Alisf Grime 
of m** Hathorn 
of L* Pickring 



1.04. 



0.12. 
1.17, 



2.09. 6 

10. 8. 

0. 9. 9 
0.15. 

4. 5. r 

28.07.10 

1. 7.10 
0. 5. 



Tho Clark 

of m'- Hathorne 7.07. 

of L* Pickring 3.03. 

of S Gardn-^ J 1.11. 6 

mony 1.11. 





13.12 6 


docf Swinerton 


3. 6 


docf Barton 


0.15. 


in 1683 


20.16. 4 



38.09.10 



1.12.10 
[43] Seueral ^sons abated their Rates to Consf Ph 
English 

0.10.0 
4.6 
4.6 
9.0 
4.6 



1.8 

2. 

3. 

2. 

2. 

2.6 

2. 



Jn" maskiil S 
Tobias Carter 
Jn'' Earthy 
Ph Muddle 
Ed Wolland S 



Ed Wolland Junr 6.0 



Jn" Elson 7.6 

W™ Cook 4.6 

1.8 Dan Wodland 3.0 

1.8 Tho Cooper 3.0 

2. Jn« Weaden 6.0 



6.8 
10.0 



0.10 
1. 3 

0.10 
0.10 



132 



SALEM TOWX EECOEDS 



1.8 Jn*" Basey 3.0 1.8 6.8 0.10 

2. W"^ England 6. 2. 8.0 1. 

1.8 Jos Williams 4.6 

2 Js dimond 6.0 2. 8.0 1. 

2 01 Lucas 4.6 2. 8.0 1. 

2 Tobias Throw 4.6 

2 Pc Angel 4.6 

2 Sy Komsey 4.6 2. 8.0 1. 

2 Jn° Lapthorne 6.0 

2 Alex Marks 6 

2 Jn° Carter 6 2 8.0 
2.6 Law: Meshry 10. 1.3 

3 And Woodbery 12 2.6 10 1.3 



3 W" Andrew 


12 1.3 4:14.8 0: 9:10 


1.8 Jn° Cole 


6.8 10 4.14. 8 


2 Ed Veary 


6.0 1.7.0 1. 7. 


Ph English 


25.0 9. 5. 2 


2.6 Ed Woodman 


7.6 3. 3. 6 



3.3.6 

5 palfre 



5.2 

4 



3.8.6 
1.7 
9.10 



4.14. 



14.03.10 
5. 5. 4 



19.00. 2 



5.5.4 19. 9. 2 

L* Pickring D"" to A note of 5^ pay on Consf Lambert 
& 38" mony 

Sam Gardner Jun' D" to A note of 8^ 7^ pay on Consf 
Leach & A note of 

W S Gardner Sen"^ D"- 11^ 4" pay & 26" mony to Const' 
English 

L* Pickring & Sam" Gardner Jun"" appointed to lay 
out y^ land to Capt Bro"v\aie which he is to haue in Ex- 
change for y^ land the Towne hath of him on w'''' the 
prison Stands 

Capt. Price & m'' Sam" Gardner Sen"" are desired to 
take out Execution against those Constables Sued at y^ 



SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 133 

last Salem Court for what they Stand Indebted to j® 
towne at this tyme vnles they make payment lat [torn] 

[44] Ordered that a gen^ towne meeting be warned 
the next lecture day to be held on y^ 9"' day of march next 
being Munday at 9 of y® clock in the morning at y^ vsual 
place, for to Consider of the Raising of a Towne Rate &r 
of y® Raiseing of m"" Higginsons his maintinance & M*" 
!N"oyes his maintinance for the yeare Ensueing & also 
to give Answear to som Requests for land 
& for Choice of select men & Constabls for the year 
Insueing 

& to give Instructions to the Select men, also for the 
Choice of a Committee for the Settlement & manageing 
of y® affairs of winter Island & for the Choice of a Clark 
of the market & Sealers of leather 

And the freemen to meet 10**^ day of march for the 
nomination of ma jest-rates & Choice of a County treas- 
urer & y® Choice of a Comishoner to Receiue the voats, 
& for the Choice of a Committee for the Seting of y*^ 
price of wheat from tyme to t^Tne at which the loaf bread 
bakers that make their bread according as the law directs 
in that Case 

m"* Gedney Sen'' Cr ^ Expences of y® Select men in 
the year 84 6^ 08" 3*^ not pd 

m"" Jn" Gednev D"" to a note Charged on Const"^ Phelps 
for 6^ 

10-1-8 4/5 Rec^ of m' Ph Cromwel 8" mony 

Rich Prithirch C"^ 10" pay ^1 Jn*'^ Pickring 

[45] Salem Towne D' ' 



to Cap* Browne 


19-00- 


■ 


to Cap* Price 


5.14. 


10 


to Sergt Fulleh 


20.00. 





to dan" Southerick 


9.17. 





to Joshua Buffom 


6.16. 





to Isaac Cook 


6.01. 


6 


to m"^ Phepen Sen"^ 


1.10. 





to m'" R : Kitchin 


0.05. 


6 


to Tho: Green 


4.10. 





to m^ Edw: Mould 


2.00. 





to m'" Ph. Cromwel 


2.00. 






134 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



to Walter Skiner 


@ 


4.00. 




to Docf Jn" Barton 


3.19. 6 




to Docf Swinerton 


11.06. 6 




to m'' S. Gardner 


Sen' 


6.16. 1 






103-16-11 




to Doct^ Weld- 








to L* Tho Putnam 


1.18. T. 


Gould 


Sarah Lambert 




8- 




Tho Green Lamb child 


10- 




W°' Lord 




7- 0- 




Belman 




8- 




Goody Pease 




13- 0- 




Jn° Collyar 




20- 0- 




Goody Leach 




5- 




High wayes 




40- 0- 




a New bell @ 20 


20. 0. 




Tho Clark 




20. 0. 




Jn° Homan 




10. 0. 




[46] ISTominated for Select men at a 


towne meeting 


v" 9-1-84/5 








Cap* Higg' 


8 


Tho Gardner 


15 


Jn° Leach 


10 


L* Pickring 


13 


m"" Porter 


12 


m' Hathorn 


13 


Tho, Gardner 


30 


S Gardner J 


23 


m"" Lindal 


23 


I^ Porter 


13 


Capt. Gedny 


32 


m"" Euck 


17 


m"" Ruck 


27 


S Gardner S 


14 


m'" Hirst 


23 


D Andrew 


16 


Dan Andrew 


15 


Jn*** Corwin 


11 Chosen 


Jn*** Corwin 


14 


C Higg«° 


14 






C Price 


15 






Capt Gedney 


19 






m"" Lindol 


8 



Chosen for Consf^ 
m' Benj Marston L* Poland Excepted in his Roome 
m.' Dan King 
Sam Phepen 
Sam Shattock Jun' 
Jn° Trask Roval Svde 
Tho Gould 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 135 

Voated that a towne ||Kate|| be Raised to the value of 
two single Country Rates 

Voated that the Selectmen shall haue the Same Instruc- 
tions they had the last year 

Voated y* itt is Left to y® Select men for y^ time beeing 
to decide any differances y* may arise between any ^sons 
Conserned att Winter Island In pitching of flakes Setting 
of presses houses &c bv wch meanse they obstruct Each 
oth"" in their fish||ing|f Conserns there Butt In Case y^ 
^son agreiued shall nott bee Satisfied w*^ s*^ determina- 
tion y^ s*^ differance shall be returned to y® Towne to de- 
cide. 

[47] Chosen for Cleark of y^ market for y® year en- 
sueing Nath Silby 

Chosen for Sealers of leather 'Nat Beadle & Rich Pri- 
thirch 

Voted that Jn**' Prime is discharged from y^ 8^ ^ 
anum w*^^ Tho Maule was to pay for land s'^ Maule had 
hired of y^ towne he payeing 40® in mony within a months 
tyme vnto y^ Select men or their ord' for y^ townes vse 

the Towne doe allow of & Confirm y® Returne of y® 
Select men [jbareing date y*'"!! (5*^ aSTouemb"^ 83) Cou- 
cearning y^ land of m"" Edw Mould & ISTath Pickman Sen' 

Sam" Gardner Jun"" his Request for about 10 acers of 
1 1 land 1 1 by his farme on w*^** Tho Gould dwels is granted 
Recompence for his makeing alphabets for & transcribing 
^t of the Townes book 

the Request |for land|I of Cap* Browne m'' Andrews 
& m"" Ele Geoyls are left to L* Pickring & Samuel Gardner 
Jun'' to view & determin 

At a meeting of y® freemen 10.1.8 4/5 

m"^ Lindol is Chosen a Comishoner for the Receiueing 
of y® voats for y*^ nomination of Majestrate & for County 
tresurer 

voated that another deputy be Chosen to Joyne w*^ 
m"" Bartholmew for the nex Sessions of the general Court 
& vntel y^ next Court of Election Chosen for a deputy for 
y® next Sessions of y^ Gen'" Court & till Election m' 
Samuel Gardner Sen"^ 

Cap* Browne Capt Price &; Capt Higginson are chosen 
a Comitte to draw vp som Instructions for the deputys 



136 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

m"^ Lindol Capt Higginson m"^ Hirst & m'' Gerish are 
Chosen a Comitte for to Set the price of wheat at which 
y® loaf bred bakers shal make their bread according as 
j^ law directs 

Samuel Gardner Jun" is Chosen by y® freemen to signe 
the Instructions in their name now voated by y*^ freemen 
to be giuen to their deputies viz: m"" Bartholmew & m"" 
S Gardner Sen' who are to serue at the nex sessions of 

y^ general by adjournment & vntil the next Court 

of Election 

[48] At a meeting of y^ Selectmen 10.1.8 4/5 
ord*" that a towne meeting be warned to be on y^ 23 : this 
Instant march for y^ Choice of Constables 

minisf Rate Towne Rate 

23.18.0 9.01.0 

27.04.0 9.11.0 

25. 4 10. 2.0 

7. 3 3. 
83:09:0 31.14.0 



29:01.0] 10.17.0 

25.04 \ Phepen 10. 2 
13.07 J 5.15 

67:12:0 26.14.0 

29:06.0] 11.08.0 

29:13. ol Poland 12.19.0 

3.11.0J 1. 7.0 

62.10.0 25.14.0 



45.02.0] 20.08.0 
26.05 \ King 10.12 
3.00 J 0.19 
74:07.0 31:19:0 



21:06:0 19.00.0 

16:05 8.18 

37:11:0 19:18:0 



4. 
5. 


8.0 
7.0 
8 

10- 3 








338:12.0 



9. 


3.0 


13. 


9.0 


2. 


3.0 




24:15:0 




160:14.0 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 137 

306: 





032:12, 


,0 






17-1: 

132 










335:12. 


,0 








306. 








306 










29 . 12 


.0 






2.19 


71 




76 


7.09 


7.12 


60 




62 


5.12 


7.10 


55 




57 


5.10 


7.17 


69 




70 


4.07 


6.11 


31 




33 


4.11 




6 




8 


2. 3 


32.09 
4. 3 




292 




306 


29.12 



46.12 

at a meeting of y^ Select men y® 24—1-8 4/5 
agread to discharge Henery Skerry from his Rates vpon 
his paying of 10* 
B felton D"- 

W S. G. Jun"^ pay 3.14.6 

? S. G. Jun' mony 0.29 

^ m"^ Ruck pay 1. 4.0 

S. G. Shoose & Sugar 0. 7.1 



mary pease 

W C Gedney 0-13-6 



Rich Cliford 

^ C Gedney 1. 0-0 



Tho Green 

f C Gedney 0.17-6 

^ C Price 0.12.6 



138 SALEM TOWK RECORDS 

Sarah Thorne 

^ C price 0.16.4 

^ T Gardner 2.03.0 

W C Gedney 0. 0.8 



Good Bath D-- 

of T Gardiner 6". 0.5^ 



Wid Goodale 

f m"- Euck 1- 1-0 

f T Gardner 2.11.3 



[59] Leift Samuell Gardner Is desired & impowered 
to order the Removeall of Jn° Collier out the prisson : & 
to take Such order about him ||In disposeall of him|| as 
he shall Judnj most Expedient Considering his distracted 
Condition & to disburce In behalf of the towne for his 
Releife not exceeding five shillings pr weeke untill the 
Select men take further order 

is 6-15-0 



13- 3 


27 weaks at 5^ ^ : 


7- 




6- 4 


due 19' p* as mony 


6- 




10-10 




3- 


M"- Jn° Gingell 


11- 6 




7- 6 


The Select men of 


7-11 





3-13-4 

Ordrd by the Select men y* ther be a Constant Grand 
round to consist of the Select men & Comisione oificers 
y^ line in the tovme one of w*^*" shall take ther turnes for 
a weke & may take w*^ them one meet man who for his 
Servis shall be excused fro™ ordnary watch ||who are|| 
to goe ye round twice in the weke as they 1 1 shall || thinke 
meet to See y* the watch doe ther duty & that ther be 
no disorder in the Towne 
posted 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 139 

[60] at a meetino- of the Select men 10 July 1685 
Tho fuller Jun'" is appointed an overseer of the high 
way from his house to Andouer bounds 

it is orderd that L* pickring shall be paid for the vse 
of his bull for the ycare 1685 

it is agread that the poore lame man which Came 
from y® Eastward shall haue 20® mony w*'^ Sam" Gardner 
Jun"^ deliuerd M^*" Susan: Gedney for him 

1685 IsL' Geo darling Sen^ C'^ 5® pay %^ Expece at 
his house in y® yeare 81 in Pambulation w'^ Marblohead 
w*^^ is pd him by Const'^^ powlen 

at a meeting of the Select men 21.6.85 
C price m-" Euck T Gardn'" S Gardn"" J 
ordered that m"^ Jn° wareing shall haue fine pounds in 
mony lent him to pay his Spiners & is to Receiue it of 
Cap* price in ^* of that money due from him to the 
towne 

at a meeting of y® Select men 24: 6.85 
C Gedney C price m"" Ruck T Gardn"" S Gardn"" 
Jn" Tomkins is abated 6/6'^ in pay of his Rates to Const'" 
Isaac Cook 

at a towne meeting y^ 27-6-85 

Chosen for an 8'^^ man Capt Jn° Higginson 

at a meeting of y^ Select & Comishoner 27—6-85 

By vertue of a warrant from the Country tresurer to 
take a list of all the male l^sons w*'^ an Estimation of 
all Estates & to make a Returne to their sheir Towne 
.:\ecording to law 

We make Returne thereof as followeth viz three hun- 
dred heads & the Estates of the to^^oies amounting to 
thirty fine pounds according to law w*^*^ makes in the 
whole sixty pou — 

[61] at a meeting of the Select men 8''' 7-85 
The Select men being informed that the Small pox doth 
greatly Rage vpon the Island of Burbados doe therefore 
order that all Gotten wool that is now or hereafter shall 
be Imported from Said Island into this harbor of Salem 
shall be landed at Bakers Island & there to Remaine 
vntel the Select men shall giue order for the Remouall 
of the Same 



140 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

ord'' that Capt Gedney disburse 50® as mony & Sam" 
Gardner Jun"" 50® as mony vpon Jn° Leach Sen'" 
ord"" that m"" Jn*'* Corwin disburse 4" in pay to Sarah 
Thorne 

at a meeting of y*^ Select men y*^ 28.7.85 
p'^sent Capt Price m*" Kuck Tho Gardner S Gardner Jun'" 

Capt Gedney Capt Browne & Capt Jn*** Corwin are 
desired & Impowerd to Agree w"* m"" Jn° Baker at Boston 
for the New bel which he hath there if they find it 
good & Suitable for this Towne or other wayes to Agree 
w*'* S"^ Baker for the New bell that is here already 

Agred that old Goodmn felton shall haue 2/6*^ in pay 
^ weak aded to his former allowance of 5/ mony ^ weak 

Agread y* Jn° Taply shall be allowed 20/ in pay out 
of his Rates for Entertaining 4 men 5 dayes w*^'' Came 
from y^ Eastward in the year 84 

Agread that the Gotten woll abord Rob: Bartols Ketch 
may be landed to y^ owners of it in one weaks tyme it 
haueing been well aired 

ord""*^ that Jer Rogers be Joyned w^** Ens Marston & 
m"" Sewall to be an ouerseer of y* high wayes & that Tho 
Vealy be .I'oyned w*^ m"" Babedge & m"" lues to be an 
ouerseer of y^ High waves 

<& that warrants be giuen S*^ oner Seers forth with to 
Repaire y® high wayes 

[62] ord""*^ that a freemans meeting be on 3*^ October 
next for the Choice of A Country Tresurer & for the 
Choice of a deputy or deputies to Attend y^ Gen Court 

at a meeting of y® freemen y** 3 octo 85 

m"" Henery Bartholmew Sen'' is Chosen deputy to Serue 
at the Gen'" Court vntel the next Court of Election 

at a meeting of y^ Select men 12.8.1685 

bills granted as followeth — 

to Capt Gedney 8" on Const' powlen 

to Capt Jn*** Corwin 8" on Const' King 

to m"" Ruck 5" on Const' King 

to Tho Gardner 9" on Const' phepen Returned againe 

to Sam" Gardner Jun"" 10" on Const' Shattock 

& 10" on Const' Gould 

at a meeting of y^ Select men y^ 26.8.85 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 141 

Jn" Carter is abated all his Eates to Const^ flindar 
ord"^ that a towne meetino; be warned to be on the Mun- 
day next for y® Choice of a grant Jurey & Jurey of 
tryals & to Consider of y® Raiseing of a towne Rate for 
y® defraying of y* townes Charge & for y® disposal! of 
a peice of land taken by Excecution from phillip English 
& for y'' disposal of a peice of y^ to"\\nies Common lying 
by y^ land of Jn° Pudney in ord*^ to ye maint — of Jn° 
Hoaman 

nt a Towne meeting 2-9-85 "^ 

Jn° mascol Jim"" Jury of tryals 

Grand Jewry n/ Lindall 

Tho: flint Sen"" m^ Redford 

Job Swinerton Jun' Edw: flint 

m'" Boydon Nath Beadle 

Tho lues m*" willowby 

Edw wolland Sen'' Jos Hutcheson 

Jn" Ropes Edw: putnam*^' 

[63] Voated that a Towne Rate be Raised to the valine 
of 200^^ for y® defraying the townes Charge 

Voated that the Select men are Impowerd to make 
Sale of that land taken by Execution from Const''^ Ph 
English & giue legal Conveyances of the Same. 

Granted to m"^ Sa : Gardner Sen"" about half an acer 
of land Adjoyning vnto his owne land on the Right hand 
of y*^ highway goeing to topsfield neare vnto Robinsons 
brook to be laid out to him by y® Select men he paying 
for y*^ Same as the Select men & he Can Agree 

Granted to JSTick" Durel a Small peice of land to Set 
a house on near about Golethites brook if the Select men 
Can find any place there Conveniant 
5.9.85 Goody Bath D"" to a note of 3" pay Charged 
on Const^' Jn" Lander in ^t of pay for y* year 1G85 
at a meeting of y® Select men 9.9.85 

Agred w*"^ waiter Skiner to be bel man on y® Same 
termes he was ||on|| the last yeare 

Agread to Sue those Constables that are in the Townes 
debt at the next County Court at Salem 

Good wife Lord D'' 4 gal wine at m"^ Tawleys & one 
barel beere at m'" Willards 

at a meeting of y^ Select men 12-9-85 



142 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Agree! that Sarah Thorne shall haue in pay 4" 10^ for 
keeping Jn° Hoamon ||19 weaks|| & 20" for Tho Clarks 
house Kent: & 20^ for keeping Goody pease from y*" 14*'' 
August vnto this p^'sent tynie: & to pay her 3^ ^ weak 
for Goody pease for y^ future vntel y" Select men take 
further ord"^^ 

[64] agread that m"" Ruck doe disburse Somthing for 
Goody pease & Goody Goodale to y™ Each a petriste [pis- 
tareen ?] &c 

By vertue of a Towne voat 2-9-85 for Raiseing of 
a Towne Rate to y^ valine of 200" for y*" defraying of 
y^ Townes Charge y^ which is don as followeth 
Constable Samuel Shattock 43 — 10 — 6 

Samuel Phepen 40—11—0 

James Powlen 37 — 13 — 6 

Daniel King 42—19—0 

John Trask 35— 5—6 

Thomas Gould 33—10—6 



229-10-0 
at a meeting of y® Select men y^ 16-9-85 
L* Anth N^eadham is joyned with y*^ with y® ouerseers 
of y® high wayes at y® farmes 

Capt Gedney & m"" Ruck agread with Jn" Pudney to 
keep Jn" Hoaman for one year with all things needfull 
for him for w*^'' he is to be paid Eight pounds in pay 
to haue 40® of it forth with & y*^ Remainder at the End 
of y^ yeare 

Capt Gedney & m"" Jn*'' Corwen are Chosen & Impowerd 
to prosicute the actions Commenced against the Seueral 
Constables which are Sued to the next County Court at 
Salem 

[65] ~{3sons abated their Rates to Const''' Dounton 







pay 


mony 


Jn° Allen 




0-02-0 


0-03 


W" thrasher 




0-12-0 


0- 3 


Tho Adams 




0.10.0 




Jn" Ely 




0. 4.6 




Jn° Collyar 




0.10.0 




Rich Croad 


Jun' 


0.12 


0- 3 



SALEM TOWN RECOKDS 



143 



W" dounton 


0. 


12.0 


0. 3 


Jn** Gedney Jun"^ 


0. 


12.0 


0- 3 


Jn° Guppey 


0. 


8.0 


0. 2 


Jo. Gatchel 


0. 


10. 




Rich Mabor 


0. 


5.0 


0. 1 


Nick" ^ley 


0. 


12.0 


0- 3 


W" Tilley 


0. 


12.0 


0. 3 




6. 


01.0 


1- 6 


Capt 








posted 








^sons abated Const Hoalms 












s. d 


li. s 


Briant dorathy 




6-0 


0-1 


Charls driuer 




12-0 


0.3 


Rog'- Eliot 




10-0 


0.3 


Elex frezel 




7-1 


0.1 


Tho: fry 




10-0 


0.1 


Jos. Lord 




12-0 


0.3 


I^at Pickman 




9-0 


0.1 


Jii° Pilgrim 




19-0 




W" Poore 




12 


0.3 


iSTat walden 




10 




Edv/. winter 




11 


0.3 


Tho Cromwel 








W^ Beans 


6 


10 


0.1 




.08.0 


1-0 


Capt Gedney 





.04.0 





6.12.0 
posted 
y*^ 12.10.85 pd Goody Lord 16/ pay by m"^ Tawley 
ye ^ch is pd m'' Tawley by Const^^ Powlen 

Jn" I^each desires 4® pay abated of to m'" R 

& 20^ abated of Const^^^ 

[QG] W" Lord Sen^ C^ for 3/4 years Seruice at 7^' y is 

5.05.0 " 
W" Lord D'" pd by m^ Tawley 0.16.0 

pd by m"" Willard 0.12.0 



144 SALEM TOWN KECOEDS 

pd by m' Kuck 0.05.0 

pd bv Sam^ Gardner 
pd bv Capt Gediiey 0.01.0 

pd by Ed E"orice 0.09.0 

Acc° of what y® Const^'^ haue paid 1685 of y^ ministers 
Rate 

14.10 Const'^i Dan" King mony 13.12.0 

S Shattock Collected 24' mony & pd 9.05.0 
Const''' powlen Col @ 20' & pd 10.00.0 

Const"' Trask Col & paid mony 4.15.0 

Const''' Pliepen Col & paid mony 9.00.0 

Henry west C 25® mony disburst on Sam" west pd by 
Const*" daniel King 

Serg Jn° Leach is abated 4/ pay of his ministers Rate 
& 20^ pay of his 8" 7^ due on y*" book 
wat Skiner D"" 20^ pay by Const^' Phepen 
m'" Rob: Kitchin is allowed 2'' 04^ 8*^ in pay which he 
disburst on Goody pease he to giue a note of p [ar] ticulars 
[67] Ao-read w**^ m"" Noyes to ||pay him|| 6'' in mony 
for his 20 Cord wood for y** yeare 84 & 6'' mony for his 20 
Cord wood for y® year 1685 

Sam" Gray is abated 12® pay to Const*" Powlen 
^w Entered this 15'*' 12'°" 86 & Poland hath Cr for 
itt in his abatem*^ 

at a meetino; of y^ Selectmen 21.10.85 
C. Gedney m"" Ruck S Gardner S Gardn"" Jr 
L* Jn° Pickring D^ to a note of 5" pay on Cons* powlen 
& a note of 30^ pay on Const' phepen 

Agread with Sarah Thorne to keepe Goody pease for 
3/ ^ weak in money vntel y^ Select men take further 
ord*"^ & pd her 5/ mony in p* 
& pd her 2® mony for keepino; widow pease 

Jn° Home is abated 10/ pay of his rates when he was 
Const"' 

25:10.85 pd Jn" Ely by Const"' dounton 3/ pay for 
Tho Clarks Childs graue 

Ace" of work at y*" bridge 18.9°'°85 Caleb BufFom oucrseer 
w^ Swetland half day 0.01-0 
Jn° Cooke 2^ dayes 0.05.0 pd bv by Powlen 
Abr: Cole 1 day 0.02.0 

George Hacker 1 day . 02 . 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 145 



Edw: flint 1 day 


0.02.0 


John Addams 1 day 


0.02.0 


W"* Beans 2 dayes 


. 04 . pd by Const^' Powlen 


W™ pinson & team 




1 day 


0.05.0 


Josh Buffom & team 




1 day 


0.04.6 


Caleb Buffom & team 




1 day 


0.05.0 


& himself 1 day 


0. 2.0 



1.14.6 pd by Const^^ King 

[68] at a meetino- of v® Select men 4: 11: 1685 
C. Gedny m' Knck T Gardn"" d And"" S Gard 

M"" Anthony Randel being Admitted an Inhabitant into 
this Collony by the Hon"" Gon' is also Admitted an Inhabi- 
tant into this Towne 

m"* Jn° Gedney Sen"" D' to a note of 6" 8" 3 on Const 
King for Expences of y® Select men y^ yeare 1684 

By virtue of a warrant from y^ Country Treasu"" for 
y*^ Collecting of one Single Country in pay to y® 
'vallue of ' ' 60'^0.'0 

& one half Rate in mony to y^ vallue of 30.0.0 

and also by vertue of a warrant from y® County Treasurer 
for a half Rate to y*^ County in pay 30.0.0 



120.0.0 
the which is proportioned what each man is to pay to 
the Constables & what each Constable is to pay vnto y" 
Treasurer as followeth viz 

Country County 

Treasur Treasur Overplus 

Const Samuel Shattock 17.12.0 5.06.0 0.12.6 

Sam" Phepen 15.00.0 5. 0.14.3 

James Powlen 14.00.0 5. 0.19.0 

Dan" King 16.00.0 5.10 0. 5.6 

John Trask 12.00.0 4.00.0 0. 9.6 

Tho: Gould 15. 8.0 5.4 0.10.6 



90. 0.0 30. 0.0 3.11.3 



146 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



0. 


2.9 




2.9 


0. 


5.6 


0. 


2.6 


0. 


5.6 


0. 


8.0 


0. 


3.0 


0. 


2.9 


0. 


2.9 



1.15.G 



1 . 04 . 6 



Ace'* of money Rec*^ of fra ISTurse & Comp 
11.11.85 Rec'^of m' Jn° Cromwel 
of Jii° Tomkins Jun"^ 
of W"^ Osburne 
of S Ebron Sen"" 
of Ju° & Xath felton 
of Is Cooke 
of fra nurse S 
of Jn** Bullock 
of Lt Smal 



[69] Jn" Mecallom C" f^ work on y^ H.wayes 
m'' Sewal ouerseer 

3^ dayes for 2 men & 2 horses 7^ p day 
pd by Const d Kin^ 

m' Tho Maule C ^ work on y*^ H way 
m'" Sewal ouerseer 

^ 3^ dayes for 2 men & 2 horses 7/p 
^ 3 dayes for 3 men at 6/p 

pd by Const' Powlen 
26.11.85 Rec'^ of Jn° Leach & Jn° Tomkins 
Rec*' of Zach Herrick &, Jn" Green 



20.5.6 
del S Ebron Sen"" 5/mony R Roberts 

9.12.85 pd Sarah Thome '6/mony |3 m' Hardey w*^'' 

is al due by me 

Acc° of work don at Strong water brook bridge in 85 
p W°^ Trask ouerseer 

John Trask 2 dayes 0- 4-0 

Caleb Buffom 1 day & 

1 load Stones 0- 4-6 p*' by Const*^' King 

Geo Lockier 1 day & team 4.0 

Jos Boyce 1 day 0-0- 2-0 

Tho Tyley 1 day 0-0- 2-0 

Sam" Gaskin 1 day 0- 2-0 

Josiah Southerick 1 day 0- 2-0 

Jn" Bleuen 1 day ' 0- 2-0 

Henry Thrasher 1 day 0- 2-0 



1.04, 


.6 


0.18, 


.0 


2.02.6 


10"3- 


-6 


10-2. 


.0 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 147 



C" forster 1 day 0- 2-0 

W" Trask 5 dayes 0-10-0 



1-16 6 pd by Const^^ Jn" Trask 

[70] Ace" of work don on the liio-hway by C" Phelps 
house C Babedo'e & Tho lues oiierseer 
Samuel Gardner Jun"" 1 cart & 2 hands 21 days 0-17-6 
Shad Edw: flint & Cart 1 day ' 0-05-0 

Tho Vealy & Cart 1 day ' 0-05-0 

Ph W" Curtice 1 day & teme on day 0-07-0 

Ph Eich prince 2 dayes ' ^ 0.04.0 

Shad Pet fountaine 2 dayes 0.04.0 

Ph Miel Chapleman 2 dayes 0.04.0 

Ph Geo Cox U day ' 0.03.0 

Ph Jn° Archers 2 Sons 1 day 0.04.0 

Ph Pet Hinderson 1 day 0.02.0 

Shad C Babedge 2 dayes 0.04.0 

Ph Tho Jues 2 dayes' pd 0.04.0 

Ph Jn° Robinson for work 0.15.0 

P Tho flint & Cart 2 dayes 0.10.0 

These Psons are paid by Const^' Shattock Powlen & 
Phelps 

at a meeting of y® Select men 15.12,85 
C Gedney C Price S Gardn"" S Gardn*" Jun'" 

m"^ Jm : Baline is admitted an Inhabitant into this 
Towne 

Ace" of work on the Highway St Sewal ouerseer 
P Tho flint a Cart & boy ' 0.05.0 

K Edw flint a Cart & boy 0.05.0 

K W" pinson & teame 1 day 0.05.0 

P Jn° Hoams & Cart 1 dav 0.05.0 

K Rog'- darby 1 horse & Cart 0.03.6 



:N'ath Woodwel 1 


day 


0.2.0 


Shat J"° Lono-ly 1 


day 


0...2...0 


B Marston youth 




0.1.6 


Jn^ Cook youth 




0.1.6 


H West 1 day 




0.2.0 


d King 1 day 




0.2.0 


Abr Cole 1 day 




0.2.0 


Sam Woodwel 




0.2.0 


Rich Knights 




0.2.0 





0.2.0 


% 


0.1.6 




0.2.0 




0.2.0 


1 


0.2.0 


s are pj 


dd bv Const^^ 



148 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

Jn° Chaplin 
W" Swetland 
Eich Mebor 
S Sibley 1 day 
St Sewal 1 day 

These it? sons are paid by Const^^ King Powlen & 
Shattock 

[71] 19-12-85 Jn° Milke D"" to a note of twenty shil- 
ling on Const*'^ King for his place of being whiper in the 
year 85 

22-12-85 Eec"* of Serg Ele Giles 20/ mony for f 
Rent of his land for the year 1685 

At a meeting of the Select men 22-12,85 C Gedney 
C Price m"" Ruck T Gardner S Gardner J 

George Herrick is Admitted an Inhabitant into this 
Town 

@ Jos'" Southerick abated al his Rates to Const^ Trask 

@ Rob: Stone Sen"" is abated 10^ out of his Towne 
Rate to Const Phepen 

Posted Jn° Moulton is abated 9^ pay of his Rates to Tho 
Gould 

@ d||dan"|| Jegels is to be allowed 19^^ by Const' 
Sam^ Shattock for soe much he was Rated to Const' 
Ph English he being vnder Age for which a note is giuen 

@ Benj'° Home is abated 5/ pay to Const' King a note 
giuen 

@ Capt Leach is abated 5/ out of his ministr Rate to 
Cons* Trask 

@ m"* Jn" Cromwel is abated 16/ pay to Const' Phepen 

Cap* Gedney m^ Ruck & Leu* Pickring are Impowerd 
to lay out y® Smal psel of land granted 1 |vnto m"" Gardner 
Sr|| &; to Agree w*** him for the price of the Same — they 
not prejudeseing the High way 

@ Tho flint is Seated in that Seat where L* I^eale 
Sitts 

@ Goody winter to haue 5/ mony pd her by m"" Hardey 
[72] ace" of work on the High way Tho flint ouerseer 
Tho flint 1 man 9 dayes & team 2 dayes 1.08.0 

Tho Gould 13 dayes 1 man ' 1.06.0 

Jn° Parker 2 dayes 0.04.0 

Zach Goodale 6 dayes & a team 1 day 0,15.0 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 149 

Abra: walcot 2 dayes 0.04.0 

Henry Crosley 2 dayes 0,04.0 

Jos Bennet l' day ' 0.01.0 

Samuel Abbey 2 dayes 0.04.0 



4.06.0 

m'" Tho Cromwel is abated his Rates to Const''' Powlen 
@ Jn" Cook 

the ferrey — Rich Stackhouse to haue it one year more 
at y® Same termes as formerly prouided he pay downe 
the 3'' mony w*^'' is now due 

m"" Ruck saith m"" Batter Serued at the Gen'' Court as 
a deputy about 20 dayes 

aj>Tead to haue a Towne meeting on the 9*'' 1 18"'| | march 
next 1 1 10 Clock 1 1 for the Choice of Select men & Consta- 
bles for the year Ensueing & also a freemen's meeting 
for the l^omination of Majestrates & Choice of a County 
Treasurer on the 9^^ march 

paid Goody for keeping Mary Pease vntil y'^ 

9*'' march 

^^sons abated to Const*"' Ph: English 

daniel web 

Andrew Seueret 

a man w**^ Jn° Taply 

w whitford work Highway 

for H Tarners House Rent 

Rich Roberts 

1.00.6 4.04.0 
[73] Abatements to Constable flindar 
W" Andrew 05.0.4 

Jn'' Basey 10.1.4 

Rob: Band 10.1.4 

Jn° Carter 10.1.4 

W" Cook Sen"- 10.1.4 

Jn» Curtice 10.1.4 

W" England 10.1.0 

Christ'' Efford 10.1.0 

Jn° Enuf 00.1.4 



mony 


li sh d 


0.07.6 


1.01.0 pav 


0.03.0 


0.08.0 


0.05.0 


0.14.0 


0.00.0 


0.02.0 


0. 0.0 


1.05.0 


0. 5.0 


0.14.0 



150 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



Math doue 


6.0.0 


Rich flindar 


16.1.6 


phillip filljar 


0.1.4 


Elen Holinworth 


16 1-3 5 


Israel Hunawel 


10.1.4 


Charls Knights 


10.1.4 


Jn° Legroue 


5.1.4 


Oliuer Lucas 


10.0.0 


Beni™ Meshry 


00.1.4 


The Mead 


3.0.0 


Hen Moser Jun"" 


10.1.4 


Jn" meshry 


10.1.4 


Gill Peters 


16.1-6.6 


Rich Roberts 


10.1.4 


Symon Rumsey 


10.1.4 


m"" Ph Seueret 


20.3.0 


And Seueret 


10.1.4 


Symon Salmon 


10.1.4 


Jn" Trasey 


0.0.4 


Edw Wolland S 


6.0.0 


Edw Wolland J 


10.1.0 


Dan Web 


16.1-6.6 


Nick° Woodbery 


0.2.0 


Dan'' Wodland 


3.1.0 




382.31-3.99 


14- 2-0 




1-11-3 




4-19-0 




20-12-3 




4-00-9 money 





16-11-6 pay 
[74] C Gedn^ at a meeting of the Select men 
C Price the 1-1-85/6 

m"" R @ Jer Meacham Sen"" is abated 

T G his Rates to Const*" King 

DA @ Jn° Walles is allowed 20' pay 

S G for tending old felton w^*" was pd him by 

Sam" Gardner Jun"" 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 151 

@ wid moses not to be Eated for the future 
Const" powlen is allowed 20^ pa.y for Seruein^^ 8 attach- 
ments & 10^ pay for his horse to Rocksburv for m"" wareing 

allowed m'' Willard 20/ pay for 2 bbs beir to Lord 
& felton w"'' is pd him by Const^ S Phepen 

by Vertue of a Towne Voat. 

Sold vnto m"" Ph English that ^^sel of land w*^^ was 
taken from him by Excecution for y^ some of 8"14^6^ 

ord"" that L* pickrinj^ shall haue a bill ||on Const^ 
powlen 1 1 for forty shillings in money out of the Minis- 
ters Rate, a note is granted 

Tho flint Jun"" his wife & Gilberd Taply his wife j \&: 
L* iN'eals wifej | is Seated in that Seat whear widow Ropes 
Sitts 

m"^ Tho Gardn"" Sen"" his widow is Seated in that Seat 
next the pens 

Geo Lockiars wife is Seated in that Seat where Goody 
Nurse Sitts 

Josh Cunant is Seated in that Seat next behind L* 
Pickrings Seat 

Josh Grafton is Seated in that Seat w**^ m"" Tho Gardner 
[75] Laid out vnto m"" Samuel Gardner Sen"" by the Select 
men by vertue of a Towne grant made to him at a gen- 
eral Towne meeting 2^ N^ouember last, a peise of land 
near Robinsons brook bounded as followeth, viz, begin- 
ing at the turning of Said gardners fence on a Strait 
lyne to a flat Rock near the high way ||from thence || 
Strait to another lesser Rock about 2 or 3 pole Southerly 
& from thence stait to s*^ Gardners ^tition fence being 
in quantity about three quarters of an acre for w*^^ the 
Said Gardner hath agreed to pay to the Towne the some 
of Eight pounds ten shillings in pay 
Ace" of work on the Highwayes W™ Sibly ouerseer 
W" Sibly 11 dayes ' 1.02.6 

fra: IsTurse 8^ dayes 0.17.0 

Jos Hutchison 9 dayes ] 1.08.0 

& a teame 2 dayes '^ 

Jn° Tarbol 2 dayes } 0.14.0 

& a teame 2 dayes \ 
James Hadlock'2i days 0.05.0 

Jn° Shepard 2 days 0.04.0 



152 SALEM TOWN BECOEDS 

Tho Preston 1 day ] 0.12.0 

& teame 2 days ^ 

Nat Ingesol 5 days } 1.05.0 

& teame 3 days \ 

Benj Holton U days 0.05.0 

JosHolton Sen"" G^ davs 0.13.0 

Tho fuller Jun'' U days } 0.14.0 

& a teame 1 day \ 

Tho wilkins 1 day 

& teame 2 davs ' 0.12.0 

Jacob fuller 2 days 0.04.0 

Benj fuller 1 day } 0.07.0 

& teame 1 day \ 

Sam fuller 2 'days 0.04.0 

Benj wilkins 2^ days . 05 . 

W^'Way li day ' 0.03.0 

Tho. Bayley 2 days 0.04.0 

Aaron Way 2 davs 0.04.0 

Sam Wilkins 2 days 0.04.0 

Jn" Gingill 2 days } 0.05.6 

oxen 1 day ^ 

Jn*'' Walcot 4 davs 0.08.0 





10-19-6 


Jos Holton Jun"" ^ day 


0.03.0 


Tho Hayns 2 days 


0.04.0 


L^ Tho Putnam 10 days ] 


1.13.6 


& a team 4^ days ( 




Tho Putnam Jun"" 5 days ] 


1.15.0 


& teame 5 days \ 




Edw: Putnam 3 days ] 


1.01.0 


& teame 3 days \ 




Jn° darling 2 days 


0.04.0 


Peter Prescot 2i days 


0.05.0 


Sam" Sibly 3 days ' 


0.06.0 


James Hadlock Jun"" 2 days 


0.04.0 




5.15.6 


pd by Const^^ Gould 


10.19.6 



16.15.0 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 153 



( Nurse ^ 
pd by Const''' Trask] Sam" } 0.12.0 



17.07.0 
at a meeting of the Select men 8 March 1685/6 
@ Jn° Green is abated al his Rates but the County Rate 
to Const^' Jn° Trask in Consideration of his Keeping 
his mother in law allowed in trasks abatements 
Jacob Barny is abated 6^ pay out of his minist" Rate 
allowed in trasks abatements 
at a Gen"" Towne meeting 8 March 1685/6 
Chosen for Select men Chosen for Constables 

Capt Gedney m"^ Jn*** Corwin 

Capt Higginson Elaz'' Keaser 

m"" Lindel Tho : Mould 

m' Ruck Henry Keany Sen' 

L* Porter Jn° felton 

m' Hirst nat. Silsbey 

Sam" Gardner Jun' 
[77] blank 
[78] blank 

[79] at a meeting of the Select men 9*^ march 1685/6 
m' Lindal is Chosen Clearke to the Select men for the 
year Insueing 

Chosen for Serveires of fences for y^ North field 
Jn** ffostor Juno"" 
Jams Holton 
James Symonds 
Sam' Gaskin Senyo'' 
for all the towne within y® bridg 

Henry Skerrey Juno' 
Peter Chevers 
(crossed out) 
Chosen for Serveurs of fences for the North field 
Caleb Buffham 
Joshua Buffham 
Thom' Maule 
Peter Chevers 



154 SALEM TOWN BECOBDS 

t''o\?T'^'" ] for r South field 
Jn** Maston \ -^ 

Henry Skerrey 1 

Edward fflint [ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^j^j^-^ ^e bridge 

Joseph. JNeale I 

m' Ch' Babage | 

Josiah Southwik for y^ glas hous feild 

Sam' Ebborne Juno' & all there about 

ordrd y* all fences bee made suffitient by y^ lO*"* apriell 
! |next|| 

Chosen for ouerseers of the high wais 

Jn° Traske 1 from the bridge to the 



Sam' Gaskin Senyo'^ \ butts Brook & soe to 
Jos Boyce 
m*' Jos Phippen Senyo*" 



Benj* Scarlets 

from y^ west end of 



the bridge & soe downe 
to Winter Hand 



m'" Jon* Eagor 
m' Kobert Ketchen 
m' Dill Parkman 

[80] Chosen for ouer seers of the high wais for all the 
f armes belonging to the towne 

Joshua Ray Seryo' 

Jn° fflint 

nath' Engorsoll 

Edw** Puttman 

Jos Poape 

Zak: Goodell 
memorand ye same order for swine y* was the Last year 
& to traunscribe it in y^ othr book: 

W" Pensent (?) 

Henry Bragg 

Ephraim Kenthorne 

Tho: Elkins 
Orderd y* there shall be a towne Meeteing warnd for the 
inhabetants of the towne to meete togather on y^ 19**' 
insteint : to Consider of Raiseing the minesters maneta- 
neance & ye Repayreing the meeting hous & building 
gallereys : & to Consider of making a bridge or passage 
ouer m' Rucks Creek to ye Mill & to Choos a Clerke of 
the market & sealers of Lether 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 155 



memorand: to summon 


In these 


following Constabls 


Ri ffleinder 










W" Dounton 










Isack Cooke 










Dan^ Raye 










Sam^ Shattok 










Sam^ Phypon 










Jas Polin 










Daniell King 










Jn° Traske 










12:1. 


1685/6 








abated to Constable I 


s. Cooke 








Benj" ffuler bein in another list 


: 0. 


4. 


,0 


Tho Very 




0. 


, 3, 


,6 


M° Gloyd 




0. 


,15, 


.0 


Fzall wardell minisf Rate 


0. 


,10, 


.0 


Hugh parke 




0. 


,11, 


.0 


"W" Russel 




0. 


,13, 


.3 


Jos Southerick 




0. 


, 5, 


.0 


pet at Jn° Greens being 


in another towne , 


,15, 


.0 


Jn° Tomkins 




0. 


,06, 


.0 




4. 


,03, 


,3 


Is Cook 




1, 


.03 


.6 



5 .6.9 posted 
m"" Sy: Willard is Chosen Sealer of weights & measures 
for y^ year Insueing Const''' Sam'' Shattock being p^'sent 

[81] Att a meeting of the select men: 12: March 
1685/6 Capt Gidney abated of Simon Thomas 

Capt. Jn" Higginson in Constable Kings 

Leu* Sam' Gardner ward 5^ of his Rates 

m"" Jn** Ruck 

m^ W" Hirst abated m" Holonwood her 

Tim" Lindall Towne Rate to Const' Shattok 10' 

abated Daniell Web 22" to Constable Shattok 
abated Gilbert Peters 9^ to ditto Shatok 

March 12 1685/6 
Constable Elzer Kesor 

You are required in his Majestys to giue notis to the 



156 SAI.EM TOWN RECORDS 

Inhabetants of this towne y* they meete togather att the 
vshall place on the 19*^ day of this Instant March att 
10 of the Clock in the moring for to Consider of Raise- 
ing the minesters Mainetance for the yeare insuing & the 
Repayreing the meting hous & building of galery & to 
Consider of makeing a bridge or pasage ouer m' Rucks 
Creeke to the mill & to mak Choyce of a Clarke of the 
market & sealers of Lether 

Att a Generell Towne meeting 19 March 1685/6 

Capt Gidney Chose moderater 

voated y* the meeting hous bee suffitiently repared with 
all Convenient Speed & the select men are Impowred to 
procure the doing of it on the townes Charge 

Voated that there be a new Gallery built on one side 
of the meeting house & well finished with Convenient seats 
&: the select men are Impowred to cause It to bee done on 
the towns charge they are Likewise Impowered to bring 
the galleries y* are already built one Seat Seat further 
forward into the meeting house if they shall Judge It 
Convenient & nessesary 

[82] Voted that the Select men are Impowred to 
Raise the ministers maintenane by way of Rates as it was 
done the Last yeare 

Voated that the Instructions Given to the Select men 
In the year 1682 are given to the present Select men 
further there is power given to them to Call the Con- 
stables to acco" & to prosecute them at Law for their 
non paiment of the Rates Comitted to them according to 
the townes Ingagements 

Voated that y® Select men are impowred to Lay out and 
setle the ||high|| way ouer Hm""!] Rucks Creeke & to agre 
with him about it 

Voted that the Select men are Impowred to lay out & 
setle a high ||way|| from Ingersons Lane thorrough that 
tract of Land to Come out neere unto francis mores 
dwelling house 

m"" Simon Willard Is Chosen Clarke of the market 

Simon Home & Richard Prince are Chosen Sealers of 
Leather 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS 157 

20*^ March 86: Charged a noate on m"" Hardy for 6^ 
of the towns monj to goody Thorne 

26 : March att a Meeteing of the Select men Jn° Puddny 
Is to haue a noate to Constable Hains & Ray & Goold for 
the value of his Eats to them out of what Is due to the 
towne w*^^ Is part of pay for Keping Jn" Homan 

ordrd y* there shall be a towne meting warned for the 
Inhabetants of the towne to met togather on y® 5*^ day 
of Aprell : for the Choys of a Constable to serve in the 
roome of those y* Refus to serue 

Chosen | j & apointed 1 1 to goe on perambulation on the 
bound between | \ Salem 1 1 Beverly & vs : with such as shall 
be Chosen 1 1 by Beuerly j | to [ f goe 1 1 with them : Leu^ 
Porter : m"" Andrews & Sergent Jn° Leach the Last Mun- 
day in Apriell net & to meet at Corn'' Jn" Dodges at 8 
Clock in the morning 

[83] Chosen to goe on perambelation between Salem 
& Topsfield w*" such as shall bee chosen by Topsfeild to 
goe w*^ them m"" Sam" Gardner senyo"", Leu* Thomas 
Gardner Jos Hutchenson & Jon" Walkott to meet at — 
house at 8 in mor° y^ Last munday in Aprell & betwene 
Reding & Salem Capt Higginson & Lieut Sam^ Gardner 
Jos Poape & Thomas Goold : to meet with those that shall 
bee Chosen by the Same towne on the Last Munday in 
Apriell 

present Cap* Gidny 

Capt Higginson 

Leu* Sam" Gardner 

m"^ Ruck 

m"" Hirst 

Tim** Lindall 
Goody thorne had a noate to m"" Hardy y* 29*'' March 
86 for 3^ of the towns mony 

Chosen & apointed to goe in perambulation in the 
bounds Betwene Salem & Topsfeild \ \ from Wenham line 
to the tres marked by a Rock on a neck of land comonly 
caled Cromwells neck || w*"" such as shall be chosen by 
Topsfeild to goe w*** them m' Sam" Gardner Sen"" L* Tho 
Gardner m"" Jos Hucheson & Sarj" Jon* walcot the last 



158 SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 

munday in Apreill next to meet at m"" Joseph Porters 
house at 8 Clock in the morneing 

Chosen & apointed to goe in perambulation in the bounds 
Betwene Salem & Reeding w*** such as shall be Chosen by 
Reding to goe w**^ them Jn" Higginson L* Sam" Gardner 
Joseph pope & Thomas Gold the last munday in Apreill 
next to meet at the widow Phelps house at Eight of the 
clock in the morneing 

m^ Josh Bufhams acco* Caleb Buffhams & m' Se — Is 
ace* of 

[84] At a meeting of the Select men 5 Apr ill 1686 

Tho Veary is abated 5® of his ministers Rate to Cont**^ 
Trask 

o**" Apreill 1686 att a HGenerallH towne meeting 

Chosen Moderator Cap* Brtho^ Gedney 

Yoated y* m"^ James Polen Is to serue in the place & 
office of a Constable in the Roome of m"" Jon*^^ Curwin 

Nath Selsbe refusing to serue as Constable for this 
yeare &: In Regard hee exprest his willingnes to serue 
another yeare it Is Yoated y* hee bee discharged or this 
yeare from y* Choys 

Tho : Jeggls & Robert ffollott are Chosen Cullors of fish 
for this yeare 

Tsack ffoott Is Chosen Constable 

Leu* Jn" Pickman D"" by bill from the Country tresurer 
on Sam" Phipen 50^ 0" 0'* 

Jn° Bly Credit by digging Richard Cleford grave 5^ 

Agreed w*^ Sarah Thorne to Keepe and Mayntayne the 
Widdow Goodale for One Yeares time w**^ Suiteable dyett 
washing & Lodging and the yeare Began the 17"' day 
March last for w'^'' Shee is to bee paid ffive pounds In 
pay & to haue a Note for one halfe of itt forthwith & 
to haue a Note for the other halfe at the fall of the Yeare 
Namly In the Month of Nouember next 

[85] Sarah Thorne Is D"" to a noate to Constable 
Dan^ King for 50^ in pay: Retnd &: payd by Tim" Lindall 

Thorne & his wife may bee admitted to stay in y^ 
towne provided Securety bee giuen to Indamnyfie the 
tovnie 

Agreed w**' Walter Skinner to Keepe the Town Herd 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS 159 

this yeare from the 19 day of Aprill untill the middle of 
!Nouember the Said Skinner is to Call for them & drue 
them out Eiiery moring &; bring them home at N^ight, 
and he is to haue Three Shillings & Nine pence for Each 
Cow one third In mony & the Rest In pay & he is to 
take his mony & paye of y® persons owners of Said Cow 
or Cows & he is to bee Allowed a Man on Sabbath dayes 
once In the time or yeare from him that Keeps two Cows 
& Soe in proportion from him that Keeps more or Less 
or Six pence In Mony for Each Cow &c 

Acco* of worke don att Crane Riuer 17-9-85 
Cap* Leach 3 days worke p*^ Trask 0, 6.0 

Sergent Jn° Leach 9 days & Cattle Pd Trask 1. 4. 6 

Jn° fflint 2 days 6^ Jos work GV2 days 13^ 

p*^Gold 0.19. 
Tho preston V2 day 12*^ Jn° Tarball V2 day 

2 hand 0.03. 
llm""!! Joshua: Ray 1 day: Benj^ Pother 4 days 
p<^ Gold 6.10. 

for ? Israeli Porter 17 days & 3 days 6 Cattle 
7^ 2.07. 6 

for Timber 32^ & for 322 ffoote of planke 38« 

3.10. 
for Laying them 2^ 0.02. 



9.02. 
Jn° Leach 
Isreall Porter 
Charged a noate on Constable Jn° Traske to pay the 
aboue acc*^ to the persons there mentioned 

9*^ Sarah Thorne D"" to a noate on m"" Hardy for 
6^ w"^^ Is Is not due to her till 12*^ of this Instant 

[86] Att a meeting of the Select men y** le*'' Apriell 
1686 



itt Is ordrd y* by Reson of the pre- 
vaileing of the smale pox in the Hand 
of Barbadoes that all Cotten wooll 
now imported ||into the harbor jj or 
shall bee hereafter : dureing the tyme of that sikness there : 
shall be Landed att winter Hand: In the ware hous y* 



Cap* Gedney 
m'' Rucy 
Cap* Higginson 
Tim° Lindall 



present 
Cap* Gidney 
Cap* Higginson 
Leu* Sam' Gardner 
Tim" Lindall 



160 SALEM TOWN KECORDS 

was Cap* Jn" Curwins & not to take it thence till farder 
order from the Select men 

At a metting of the Select men 27.2: 1686 

ordred y* a free mens metting be 
warned to be held on wensday the 
5^^ of May next ||at nine a Clock 
in morning 1 1 for y® choise of Gou- 
ener Deputy Gouen"" Maj"" Gen"^ 
Tresurer Secretary & majestrates & deputies for y® Gen*" 
Court & persons to Set the midle price of wheate at w*^^ 
the Bred Bakers of this Towne are to Bake ther Bred 

Ordred y* the Constables watch shall begin the 29*^ 
of this Instant Aprill to consist of 7 able men one of w*^^ 
to ||haue the|| comand & Ouersight of the rest & the 
Constable to giue ther charge as the law directs 

28.2.86 Sarah thorne D*" to a noate to m*" Joseph 
Hardy for 6^ mony for Keeping Goody pease 

May 1686 : att a ffremans meting it Is voatd that there 
shall bee only one Deputy Chosen & hee to serue for the 
whole yeare 

Lt. Jn** Puttnam Chosen deputy ||for ye whole yeare] I 
who accept of it only for the first Sesions 

Chosen to Set the midle price of wheate for the yeare 
Ensuing ||at w*^^ the Bred bakers shall bake ther loafe 
bred ||Cap* W" Browne, Cap* Jn° Price m-- Jn" Buck: 
Lt Sam" Gardner 

[87] At a meeteing of the Seleckt ||men|| S*** May 
1686 present Cap* Gerny Cap* Higginson L* Sam' Gard- 
ner m' Jn" Ruck L* Isr^ Porter 

Chosen for to Suruey toe ould Highwayes In The 
South ffield & to lay out & Settel them Soe that passage 
may be for the Comeing to the Marsh or or Marshes In 
Sd ffield from time to time as Occation may Require 

M"" Samuell Gardner Sen"" 
Chosen for y^ Aboue Affayr L* John Pickrin 

M'^ John Ruck 
Salem May the 5'^ 1686 

Constable. You are Required In his Majesties Name 
||forthwith|| to giue Notice to the Inhabitants of this 
Town that they Meete togeather at the Vsuall place on 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS 161 

the Eleauenth day of this Instant Month May at tenn 
of the Clock in the Morning, to Consider of a motion 
made by the Inhabitants of Salem Villedge about the 
Settlement & Confirmation of a former Grant made to 
them & for the Choyce of Seuen able men too Serve on 
the Jury of Trayalls at the ISText County Court to be 
houlden at Salem and to giue Answere to a Request 
made by Josiah Southwick Sen"" & Isaack Sternes about 
Land & for the Choice of Constable In the Roome of one 
that hath Refused to Serue 

Fetter Cheuers haueing hired Alix** — for Six 

months desires leaue of the Select men that the Said 
Alix* may Hue w*** him Said Terme & Ingages to Saue 
the Towne harmles from any charge y* may arise upon 
tim for Said Time w*^^ the Select men aproue of 

[88] Jn° Ely D"" to a :N'oate to Constable Daniell King 
for fower pound in pay 
10 May 1686 
Goody Thornton to a noate to m*" Hardy for 6^ mony 

att a !|generell|| Towne Meting ye 11*^ May 1686 ' 
Cap* Jn° Price Chosen moderator 
Chosen for Jury Tryals for June Court 
m'' Charles Redford 
m' Steph" Jewell 
m"" Rob""* Ketchen 
m"^ Jn" Sanders 
m'' Jer ISTeale 
naty Howard 
jEd. Puttman 

Isack ffoott Is aquited from the offiss of a Constable by 
voat 

Voated y* the petition of the farmers date 10 May 86 
jjthe answer] I Is suspended & Left to the Select men who 

sire desird & impowerd to out with the farmers about 

it for the procecution of it 

Josiah Southwick his petition for Land Is voated the 

'Negitiue 

Voated y* the toune will accept of Jn° Chaplen to 
serue as Constable in the roome of Isack ffoott if ffoott 
doe hyer him & will bee Ingaged to the towne for the 
Hates Creditd to Chaplen 



162 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

1686 att a Select mens meeting the IT*'' May present 
Cap* Higginson m' Ruck Sam' Gardner m' Hirst Tim* 
Lindall 

a freemens meeting Is ordrd to be warnd y^ 18^ 
Instant for the freemen of this town to giue Instructions 
to there Deputy for this Generell Court 

[89] 18*'' May 1686: att a ffremens Meting it was 
voated that wee should giue our deputy Instruction 

Instructions giuen to m'' Jn° Putman our Deputy now 
att the Generell Court att Boston 

That In Case m"" Dudly &c sayd to be nominated & 
autherised by his Majesty to Erect another government 
here & doe publish a Legall Nulification of our Charter: 
& a Comition from the King for there acceptance of the 
Gouerment here then our Instructions to you Is: that you 
giue noe Countenance to any Ressestance but peaceably 
with draw your Selfe: is representing vs no Longer 
3: June 86: Goody Thorne a noate to m"" Hardy for 
12 mony w*'' Is not the Last 3^ due till Q^^ of this month 
for Keeping Goody pease 

June 1686: att A meeting of the Selectmen W" ffrost Is 
admited an Inhabetant in this towne 
present : Cap* Gidney Cap* Higginson m* Ruck m'' Isreall 
Porter m"" Hirst Tim" Lindall 

On a motion of the ffarmers for the laying out of high 
wayes acording to former allowance ||of Land Soe that 
purpose 1 1 we apoint Lt. Jn" Putman Josua Rea Wm 
Siblev Jon* walcot to be a Comitty to Lay out a high 
way 1 1 accordingly 1 1 from Jon* Puttmans house to L* Jn**' 
puttmans house from thence to Alix^ osburnes house from 
thence to Beuer Dam from thence to Jn" Darlings from 
thence to the log Bridge comonly called Cap* Corwins 
Bridge at Ipswich riuer. whoe are also Requested to 
take a view of what Henry Keny desires of a high way 
for his accomedation & make Report of what they Judg 
Convenient in that Case to the Select men who are also 
impowrd to Lay out a high waye for the said Keney & 
for Alexander Osborne to y^ meting hous : & alsoe doe im- 
powr the said Comitty to Rectyfie the gats & see that thej 
are of bredth for passing for 1 1 duble 1 1 hors & menn. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 163 

[90] 21 June 86: Goody tborne D"" to a noate to 
rti'" Hardy for 6^ mony for Keeping Goody peas 

2 : July Goody thorne a noato to m'' Hardy in full for 
Keeping Goody peas to this day, she being gon to Wen- 
ham sum tyme past being 4^ 

At a meting of the Select men 5:5: 1686 present m"" 
Ruck L* Sam" Gardner m"" Hirst Jn" Higginson 

Agred y*^ the Select men met on munday next at one 
a Clock in ye after none & y* the Constables y* are 
behind for ye yeares 1684 & 1685 be warned then to 
apere to make up ther ace" 

att a meting of y^ Select men 12 July 1686 Goody 
Thorne J)^ to a noate to m"" Hardy for 5^ mony in part 
of 10^ promisd for Indeauering to gett Goody peas out 
of the towne 

Att a meeting of the Seleckt men July 16*"^ 1686 
Prsent Bart: Gedny Cap* Higginson L* S** Gardner m^ 
Jn° Ruck T\Tai° Lindall William Hirst 

Ordered that James Polin Constable pay what fish he 
Receiues for Rates Vnto Cap* John Higginson 

Ordered that Elezur Keyzer Cons*'' pay whatt fish he 
Receiues for Rates Vnto m"" John Ruck 

Ordered y* John Chaplin pay what fish he Receues 
for Rates Vnto L* Samuell Gardner 

Ordered that Thomas Mould Const" pay what fish he 
Receiues for Rates Vnto William Hirst 

By vertue of an order of the towne: 19 March 85/6 
to lay out a high way ouer m"" Rucks creek we haue this 
day Vewed it & haue layd out a high way of twelve foot 
wide from the high way that leadeth from Docf Emery 
or Tapleys house towards Jn" Normans from thence ouer 
the mouth of the brook to the high way that leadeth to 
the mill 

Goody Thorne D"* a noate to m"" Hardy for 5^ in full for 
Carying away & Goody winter 5^ mony more of him 

[91] 19: 5: 86 a noate to m"" Hardy to Lett the 
Iresh woman haue 2® mony ^ m"" Gedney advice 

ffra Skereys widow: Credit by the vse of her bull for 
the towne heard for the yeare 1685 shere Is D"" by an 
order to Constabl Shatock 30" pay 



164 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

17-6-86 Jii° Blv a noate to Constable Sam^ Phipen 
for fouer pounds in pay 

att a Meeting of y« Select men 3 : 7^' 1686 

Benj* ffuller Is abated of his menesters Rate to m'" 
King he then Liueing at y^ velege 

Jn° Parker is abated ye rest of his rates ||to Const. 
Ilea 1 1 prouided he pay in 6 for wood in a month 

Goody thorne Is abated there Rates 

Att a meting of the Select men: 5: 7-86 present maj*"" 
Gidny Cap* Higginson m*" Ruck Leu* Sam" Gard""" Tim" 
Lindall 

Ordred by the Select men y* m"" Dan" King W™ Doun- 
ton & Rich^ fflender be arested to answer the comp'* of 
the Select men of Salem at the next County court at 
Ipswich for non pa\Tii* of the rates comited to y™ !|as 
constables 1 1 in ther respective yeares for y^ defraying the 
Townes charge & answering the Townes ingagements w*^** 
shall be prosecuted to Effect 

it is Ordrd by the Select men that there be a Constant 
grand Round to Consist of the Select men & Comission 
offesers y* Liue in the towne one of w'^'* shale take there 
turne for a weeke & niay take with them one meete man 
who for his servis shall be Excused |lfrom|| his ordinery 
waching who are to goe the Round twice in the weeke 
as they shall think meet to see that the wach doe there 
duty & that ther be no disorder in the towne 

[92] Att a Meeting of the Select men this 23 : August 
.86 An acco" of the Names of men apoyned to bee Jury- 
men: being free holders: to bee delivred to the Marshall 
present Major Gidney Cap* Higginson m"^ Jn° Ruck Leu* 
Sam^ Gardner Tim° Lindall 
Jn^th Augor Ed Hilliard 

Jacob Allen ■ Richrd Hains or Harris? 

Christo. Babage W"' Henfield 

Jn° Clefford Jn° Oroms senyo' (Orms?) 

Steph Daniell Jos Phippen Senyo'' 

Phill English Charls Redford 

Isaack ffoott Gilbert Taply 

Rob ffoUett Ezek Waters 

Richard fflender Sam^ Archer 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



165 



JrL° Grafton 

Benj* Geresh 

Joseph Hardy Juno'" 

Jn° Boollok 

Peter Cheiiers 

Jn" Cromwell 

Sam^ Dutch 

Sam' Gardner Senyo"^ 

Thom® Gardner 

Richrd Glanfield 

Jos Hardy Senyo'" 

Jn° Engorsoll 

Sam' Engorsoll 

Tho Ives 

George Keysor 

Jn° Lander 

James Powlen 

Benj'* Pittman 

Jos Phipen Juno"^ 

Sam' Phippen 

Jn° Rogers 

Jn" Sanders 

Jn** Williams 

Tho fflint 

Edud ffeueryeare 

Jn" Hoanes 

Jn" Lambert 

W" Lourd 

Jn° Marston 

Danell Andrew 

Jn° Buxtone 

Tho fflint 

Tho: ffuller Juno"" 

Jn° ffelton 

Tho Goold 

Tho Hayns 

Jos Horreck 

Jos Hutchenson 

ISTath' Engersoll 

ffra Nurs 



Ben.f Allen 
Natii Beadle 
Tho Beadle 
Manass'' Marston 
Benj'' Marston 
Jn** ISTorman 
Richrd Prithrech 
Jn" Pickren Senyo*" 
David Phepen 
Jn« Tawly 
ISTehe Willioughbe 
Sam' Beadle 

Jonth Curen 
Robert Ketchen 
Cap* Price 
Dill Parkeman 
Jn** Pumrey 
Jn" Roaps 
W" Dounton 
Isack Cooke 
Jn" fforter Juno"" 
Rob ffuller Senyo"^ 
Ely Giels 
ISTath Haward 
Jn° Leach 
Cap* Leach 
James Symonds 
Jn" Traske Senyo'* 
Jn" Puttman 
Jos Poape 
Tho Puttman 
Jos Porter 
Jnth Puttman 
Jn° Puttman Ju° 
Edwd Putman 
Josh Raye 
Danl Raye 
Thomas Raynen 
W" Sibly 



166 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

Zakry Marsh Joabe Swenerton 

'Na.th. Puttman Jnth Walcott 

[93] At a meeting of Select men 27-6-86 
Barth Gale is abated 4^ 6^ pay to Const^ Shattock 
9-8-85 an Acc° of work done on y® high way 
Dan Rea ouerseer 
^ 4 men & one boy & a teame 1 day 0.13.0 

^ himself & 2 hands one day 0.06.0 

^ 2 hands & 2 oxen one day 0.05.0 

^ himself & 2 hands & a teams 1 day 0.11.0 

f himself & man 1 day . 04 . 

f himself & man 2 dayes 0.08.0 

^ himself & man & teame % of a day 0. 4.0 



2.11.0 
%"> Jos Porter 14 dayes 1.08.0 

"^ Dan Andrew 7 dayes teame & 2 hands % day 

b.08.0 
Natick: 5: 7'"'' 1684 

these may certyfie whome it may Concerne y* we whose 
names are under Riten can testyfie y* the Land l|wch|| 
Is Caled by the Name of Salem w*^^ Is In Endyan Caled 
by the Xame Xaomkag & frost fish Euier betw" the 

farmes ffa of m'' Ennekod & farmer porthers from 

thence to westward oner Epswech Riiier the North side 
hill Caled Wills hill & toward to Audeiior & about meet 
away Cross ouer the Road from Salem & the south side 
the Andovor towne towne soe away toward Shas — ik Ruier 

to th ffa of m*" Danell & the North said towne ||of|| 

Opon & from thence sppoind to Marldrern town Lyne 
Run the south side spoot pond & soe tow (?) to Marl den 
mill & from thence to wend winessornett wards all these 
fower old Endyan men they can testyfie the Land belongs: 
the sacmin not only seallom but also all other town north 
of this of this towne all this fower old Endyan men can 
testifie this Land Is a proue within this track of Land 
e & properly to: 

Nonoppanohow & Sagmore George this hee Is his rite 



SALEM TOWN KECOKDS 167 

there this track Land & this wittness hee put his hand 

eueryone 

Jn" Wonttawasham his mark 

old Maguss his mark 

old Nawanot his mark 

old Johojkin his mark 

[94] further full vnderstand that Land or y^ trak 
Land soe now these two women Sagomon George his 
dafter one her J^ame Susan and one her iSTame Sarah & 
thre young men one his Name dauid & Sam & Jn° the 
thre young men sagamon George his grand Child so this 
all hee right his Land y*^ trak Land becaus Sagmon George 
hee dead the truth no want other witnes 
this Is a true Copey taken of a Endyan the Y*** T''" 1686 

Att a Meeting of the Select men September 21: 1686 
present as In the margent maj^ Bart: Gedny L*^ Samuell 
Gardner Tym" Lindall m"- Jn° Ruck & W°' Hirst 

The Petition of Salem ffarmers or Inhabitants of Salem 
Villege Exhibited at A Generall Town Meeteing In Salem 
the Eleaventh day of May 1686, being Left to the Select 
men and they desired & Impowred to Transackt w**" y™ 
about itt, answere is made there unto by the Seleckt men 
viz. that accoring to our Ynderstanding the Motion of the 
Inhabitants of Salem on w*''' the Grant of y*' Generale 
Court was Obtained in the Yeare 1639 was for y'' Accomo- 
dation of this Villidge Now Inhabited by the petitioners 
and Wee Judge that the Lands then Granted in y^ yeare 
1639 is Included in the Towns Grant unto them in the 
Yeare 1671/2 for the Ends & Yses Mentioned in Said 
Grant of the Town Each pticular pson healding there 
propriety in there Lands Respechtively, Granted there- 
upon by the Town of Salem & y* we Neuer knew ofany 
other Villedge as Such Settled by the Said To^vn of 
Selem 

Sam^ Lambert Is abated his Last years Rate being then 
vnder age allowed Poland 

4-8-86 Goody Thornton D"" to a noate on Phill Eng- 
glish to pay her 50^ good 



168 SALEM TOWN EECOBDS 

[95] 7"*' 21—1686 
L* Samuel! Gardner D"" to Sundry Acco*^ 

£ s. d 
To Constable Dr : King for Note on him 3 . 00 . 00 

To Constable Sam: Shattock for Note on him 5.06.00 



8.06.00 

att A Meeting o the Select men: 9*^ October 1686 
present Major Gidney m"" Jn° Ruck Cap* Higginson Tim** 
Lindall 

Wheras the Select men haue by there Cummitty for 
Laying out of highways: haue Layd out a highway 
through the Land of m"" Sam^ Gardner Senyo"" w"'* high 
waye Contayns about sixty pole, of Land: & m"^ Gardner 
demanding satisfaction in Land the Select men doe apoynt 
&: impower Major Bartho" Gidney m"" Jn° Ruck & m'' Jn° 
pickren to make satisfaction as they shall Judge Just & 
Right & make Returne of what they doe to bee enterd in 
the towne booke 

the returne Is P 

12.8.86 

m' Sam' Gardner Credit by fower pounds in mony on 
acco" of the towne I peiyd it it to m"" Epps & to him 
more five ponds in mony on acco" of m' Gardner payd 
by Tim" Lindall 

14.11.86 to m"" Epps 49^ more on acco" of the towne 
& giue him Credit for this Last half yeare teaching scoole 
from 10:12:85 to 10.6.86 
Att a Meeting of the Select men 12*'' October 1686 

Itt Is agred on that the Constables watch be Continoued 
till farder order bee taken about it. 

At a meeting of the Select men: 25-8-86 
Agred w"' Walter Skiner to be bellman & watch the Towne 
euery night & performe his office ffaithfuly according to 
instructions y* he shall resaue from the Select men, & 
constantly to atend that seruis from the first of ISTovem^'" 
next till the first of May next insuing the date herof for 
w*^*' he is to be paid eight pounds fiiue shillings in pay 
& Jn° Ruck Jn" Higginson & Sam" Gardner Jun doe 
ingage to se him paid for his seruis untell ye next Choyce 
of Select men in the Townes behalfe 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 169 

[96] Layd out to m"^ Sam^ Gardner Senyo"" by order 
of the Selectmen for satisfFaction for a high way of 
about sixty poles Layd out through the said Gardners 
Land about forty nyne or fifty pole of Land Joyneing 
to the said Gardners Land w*^** hee Latly bought of the 
towne neare Robinsons broke & Is bounded fower poles 
from his Cross fence easterly & from thence southerly 
toward the high way six pole & a halfe to a heape of 
stones & from thence westerly to a Rock or stone w*^^ was 
his former Corner bound 

9*^ Ocober 1686 by vs Bartholo Gidney ; 

Jn" Rucke 
Jn" Pickren 

Goody Thorne D"^ 10^ mony ^ a noate to m' Hardy 
shee promiseing y* if Goody peas Returne within a years 
shee will keepe her on her owne Case this yeare out 

att a meeting of the Select men 26: 8™** 86 present 
majo"" Gidney m"" Ruck Cap* Higinson m' Hirst Gen' 
Gardnr Tim° Lindall 

it Is ordrd that forth with the Consta folowing shall 
bee arested to ye ||next|| Conty Court att Salem 



Tho Goold Constable 1685 


0.2.7 


68.16. 4 


Jn° Traske 


0.2.4 


89.01. T 


Danell King 


0.1.4 


149. 9. 1 


Sam' Phipen 


0.3.6 


153. 7. 8 


Sam' Shattok Jun"" 


0.3.1 


157. 2.10 


1684 






Richard fflinder 


5.3.9 


94. 6.6 


W" Dounton 


4.9.9 


76. 2.0 


Jn° Holmes 


4 


68.16.0 


Danell Ray 


3.14.0 


11.16.0 


Att a meting of the Select men 


8.9.86 





m"" Jn° Pickren Senyo'' D"" to a noate Chargd on Con- 
stable Elz Kesor to pay him out of the Menesters Rate 
36^ 8*^ w^** being payd Is in full for the wood payd in to 
m"" Higginson in the yeare 1683 

m"" Willard Is to haue a noate to the Constable | Imould| | 
for 8^ pay for his harll beare to the french people 



170 SALEM TOWIS:^ EECOKDS 

[97] Acc° of work on the High way Jn*'^ Putnam ouer- 
seer 1685 

Josh Rea Sen"" 3 men & team 1 day 
L* Nat Putnam 4|^ dayes 
for his team & timber 
Jn° Shepard 1 day 
W" Shelding 2 dayes 
L*^ Jn° Putnam 11 days & team 6^ 
Dan" Andrews 1 day 
James Putnam 1 day 
L* Porter tymber 3® 
jj^th Putnam 15 days^^ teame 
Sam ]^urse 1 day 
Pet Cloy 6 dayes 

5.12.0 
8.9.86 Pd by Constl Tho: Gould 

acc° of work on the High way Dan" Rea ouerseer 9^^ 8™" 
1685 

himself work & timber of ISTath & Jn*** Putnam 3.11.0 
Jos Porter 14 days timber & oxen 4^ 1.12.0 

Dan" Androws 7 dayes teame & timber 14* 1.08.0 



0. 


11.0 


0. 


9.0 


0. 


4.0 


0. 


2.0 


0. 


4.0 


1. 


8.0 


0. 


2.0 


0. 


2.0 


0. 


2.0 


1. 


13.0 


0. 


02.0 


0. 


12 . •) 



6.11.0 

8.9.86 P*^ of this Acc° by Const^ Gould 4. 5.0 

P^ by Const^ Dan" Rea 2.6 



6.11.0 
Jams Is abated 2^ of his minesters Rate to Chaplen 

10:9.86 Marshell Neale Credit by Serveing 7 atach- 
ments on y^ Constabls for w*^^ he Charged 18^ 9 : mony 
D"" too : a noate to Constable Sam^ Shattok for 18^ 9 : mony 

Att a Meeteing of the-Seleckt men y" 19'^ 9°^" 1686 
p'^sent Cap* Higginson L* Sam: Gardner m"^ Jn" Ruck 
m"- Tym** Lindale W° Hirst 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



lYl 



Thomas Gould Creditor for Seauerall abatem'^ made 
in his list for %^sons y* Could not pay Viz 
Cuntry town minister 



W^ Chub 
Ste: ffish 
Geo: Jacobs 
Eich: Tree 
Sam: Bray- 
brook 
Jn° Beale 
Tho: Gould 
Ja. Hadlock 
Jun^ 



0:0 
3:0 

7:6 

3:0 



5:0 
9:0 
7 
9:0 

5:0 
5:0 
5:0 

9:0 



10:00 



1 :00 :00 abated for his Trouble 



1:4:6 3:14:0 1:10:00 

[98] Jn° Edwards 
Jos Meshry Seaman 

9""° 19 1686 Samuel! Phippen Cr By Seauerall Abate- 
ments made in his Rates for ^sons not able to pay Viz 



John Baker 
James Collins 
Rob* Hodge 
Peter Henderson 
Tho: Manning- 
Jon^ Prince 
Allex'' Tesoe 
Jn° Wareing 
Jn° Sanders Jun' 
Jn° Williams Jun"" 
Jn" Edwards 
Tho: Arthur 
Jn° Crumwell 
Robert Stone 
James Poland 
Sam: Phippen 



00.09.00 
1.11.00 
0.14.00 
0.09.00 
0.14.00 
1.13.00 
0.14.00 
0.06.00 
0.08.00 
0.08.00 
0.10.00 
1.03.00 
0.16.00 
2 . 05 . 00 for his Trouble as Constable 

1.10.00 for Ditto 



Vnder age 
Vnder age 



14.00.00 
Ditto Phippen Cr as ^ Wast more at Large 18*^ 12 :'""' 
1685 



172 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

By Soe much pd Seauerall ^sons for mending 
tighwayes 2 :3 :0 

By Soe much pd Seauerall ^sons for mending 
y® Gutt goeing to y^ Island 0:6:0 



2:9:0 
ouer Seers 

Tho: lues 

M"" Babbage 

By Seuerell abatements to m' Kinge 

W^'Can 23« Jn" Dotteredge 23« 1. 6.0 

Tho Lemes 9« Ja Monford 14« Sam^ Paine 14« 1.17.0 

Sam^ Shattok Juno' 31' W™ Tilley 14' 2.05.0 

W" Thresler 23' his owne Rate 51' Q^ 3.14.0 

Jos Swasey 20' 6 1.00.6 



10:02.6 



[99] at a meeting of the Select men 21.9.86 
prsent B. Gedny Esq'' Cap* John Higginson 
L* Samuell Gardner m"" John Ruck 

m"" Tymo Lendall William Hirst 

at a meeting of the Select men 21.9.86 

Jos iN^ewbery is abated 14' pay to m"^ King he liueing 
out towne 

W™ Goodfree is abated 14' pay he being a Seruant 
Samuell Shattock Constable Cr By Sundry Abatements, 
viz 

Thomas Shepperd 1.5.0 Henry Skerry 16' is 2.01.0 

Simon Salmon 17' Edward Leuerett 19' 1.16.0 

10^ M"- Hollingsworth 10' John Walke 10' 1.00.0 

John Bacy 1' 1' Thomas Barrett 14' 1.15.0 

John Bray 22' John Curtice 14' 1.16.0 

John Hillton 22' Jonathan Hart 26' is 2.08.0 

John Trude 23' John lagroe 17' 2.00.0 

Charles Knights 23' Gilbert Peters 9' 1.12.0 

Edward Purchase 13' Thomas Runny 22' 1.15.0 

Thomas Rose 14' Dan : Webb 1 :2 :0 1.16.0 

Batt Gale 4:6 0.4.6 

18.3.6 



SAIiEM TOWN EECOEDS 173 

Major Gidny pd 20^ mony to Jn" Higginson out of ye 
confbution for ye french in p* of w* he disburst 

Agreed that m'' John Ruck and m"" Tymothy Lindall 
are Chosen to prossecute too Acktions Commenced against 
the Constables for not paying the Rates Committed to 
them by the seleckt Men of the Town of Salem for de- 
fraying y* Towns Ingagem*® & if they See Reason to 
agree and Compound w*^ them the Constables Arrested 
1 1 to be proecutedjl are John Trask & Samuell Shattock 
Jun-^ 

13.10.86 
present m' Ruck: Capt Higginson: m"" Hirst: Tim" Lin- 
dall att a meeting of the Select men: goody thorne Is 
orderd to take home goody goodell to her hous from goody 
winters: & to provid for her acording to there former 
agrement 

[100] It Is agred on that Goody Bath haue an order 
to m"" Ruck to pay her eaight pounds for Keeping Sarah 
Lambert & her Child till Nouember Last & to haue a 
Certificate to keep the towne of Beuerly harmles from 
that Charge 

20^ of it was payd befor soe y* Is now but T' & charged 
a noate vpon m'" Ruck to pay 18:10.86 

Jn° Greene Is to haue his minesters Rate abated in 
Consideration of Keeping his mother this yeare 

]\farshall IsTeale Is to haue an order to Constable Shat- 
tok for thirty shillings as mony for his worke done att 
the Towne hous 

Marshall ISTeale Dr to a noate to Constable Shattok for 
30^ mony out of the towne Rate Returned 

Att a Meeting of the Select men: 13:11:86 present 
Majo"" Gidny m"" Ruck m'" Sam^ Garder m"^ W" Hirst 
Tim° Lindail 

Jn^ Milke D"^ to a noate on m^ Jn" Ruck for 20" in 
Currant pay 

Jn** Milke Credit by whiping 20^ & Is Credit by the 
aboue 

Walter Skiner W to a noate to Constable Tho : Mould 
for 10® in pay 

ordrd Tim** Lindall to wright to Cap* Geresh att Boston 



174 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



to gitt for the towne 6 Constabls Stand [ards] acording 
to order there & to send them to vs & pay him for them 

Agreed with Goody Thorne to Keepe Jn° Homan a 
yeare begining y^ 15*^ day of december past: & shee Is 
to haue eaight pound in Curant pay for the years Keep- 
ing him & to haue f ower pound of it in : aprill next &; the 
Rest at the end of the yeare & shee Is to haue for him a 
payr of wescot & drawers 

memorad : y* she should pay back 40^ for not Keeping 
Goody Goodell the Last yeare though shee Receavd the 
pay for it 

At a meeteing of the Seleckt Men January 17 1686 
Present Bartholomew Gedny Esq. L* Sam: Gardner m"" 
Jn° Ruck m"- Tm" Lindall W"" Hirst 

[101] Acco* of Abatements made to Jn° Trask Con- 
stable viz: January 17.1686 

Town Minnis' 



Richard Cowdick 9 

Nich° Durele 9 

Mich Derick 9 

Jo' ffoster 8 

W" Gooding 5 

Galium Macallum 9 

ffra N'urs Jun' 10 

Taner Robbinson 05 

N'ich Rich 6 

Jo® South wick 10 

Jn^ Trask Jun"- 15 

Jacob Barny 00 

Jn° Greene * 27 

Serg* Jn" Leach 00 



10® 

10 

10 

10 

00 

10 

10 

00 

5 



5 

6 



Cuntry & Court 

- 3® ' 

- 3 

- 3 

- 3 

- 3 

- 3 

- 

- 3 

- 

- 3 

- 4-6 

- 0-0 

- 

- 



6^ 2= 



4^ 12^ 



Aduance on y® Cuntry Rate 2 :4 

by Reason 4® 9^ of itt is mony 
& is more y° the Ouerpluss 



6^ 
A 



1.10.10 
4.12.00 
6. 2.00 



12.04.10 



SALEM TOWiST EECORDS 175 

Leut ISTath Putnam C* to a note Charged on Const^ 
Tho. Gould for 9^ in pay which is in full Upaymentj! 
for timber Eec'^ of S<^ Putnam by W^ Sibly & Dan" Kea 
ouerseers of the High way 

Sundry Acco*^ D' To 'jn° Trask Constable S^ 11°"' 
1686 ap^ Jn° Price p^ him ^ Ste Small 
^ ord Trask 4*^^ ll'"^ 6^:0 

^ for his Eeceipts for So much of Trask 3: ll:""" 
1:2:0 



1:8:0 

Agreed to Abate W™ Beanes halfe his Rates w*^ m*" 
Elizer Keyzer Constable being 5® In pay & Jn" Voden 
abated to him 6^ to him also 

[102] ffra Colons Is abated his Rates to Constable 
Chaplen Richard Croad Senyo'" Is abated his Rates to 
Constable Polen & his Rates formerly to Constable Daniell 
King Jn** Blye to haue a noate vpon m'' Ruck for fower 
pounds Curant pay 

26-11-86 m'" jn" Crumwell Credit 2' 9*^ for his part 
of Rent for 60 acers of Land by Jn° ffeltons 

ffra 'Nurs Credit by 2^ 9*^ for his part of Rent as aboue 
said 

29.11.86 Rec*^ of Zakry Herek of Beuerly 5^ mony 
& 6** on acco" of the towne in part of the Rent for Ryall 
side w'^'^ hee saith Is Joseph Bachelors part 

31-11-86 Reed of Jn'' ffelton & IN'ath ffelton Jun'^ 
for there parts of Rent for 60 acers of Land belong to 
the town ]|mony|| 5^ 6"^ 

23-12 : of Jn° Bolooke 2^ 9^ 

31-11-86 m"" Jn" Leach Creditr by 5' 0" 6"^ mony 
for his part of Rent for Ryall Sid & 6^ for his father for 
his 4 acer Lott Is all 5^ 1" 0^ 

then Jn" Tomkins Credit by 5^ 0^ 6* for his part of 
Rent for Ryall Side: & more for him selfe Geo Jacobs 
Sueyo'" & Jn" waters & Jn° ffoster & Sam^ ffoster for ther 
4 acer Letts two shillings & 6*^ & for his part of the 60 
acer Lott 2« 9^ Is all 5^ 5^ 9*^ 

1-12-8 6/7 : Jn^ Bly D"" to a noate Charged on m' Ruck 
for 4^ 0« 



1Y6 



SALEM TOWX RECORDS 



mony on acco 



1-12-8 6/7 then Reed of m^ Jn° Greene 5^ 1' 0"^ for 
his part of Rent for Ryal side & for 2 fower acer Lots 
4—12 of Isak Cooke for his 2 shars & widow Buck- 
stone one share of 60 acers Comon 8^ mony 

5 Ree^ of W" Osborne 5« 6"^ for 2 shars of Rent for 
60 acers Land hyrd of the towne 

S**" Rec** of Goodman Eborne 2^ G^ 
of the towne for Rent 

the aboue aco" of mony Rec*' Is of 
Zakrey Herek 
Jn° Crumwell 
the two ffeltons 
Jn° Leach 
Jn^ Tomkins 
Jn** Greene 

Isack Cooke & Buckston 
osbone 5" 6"^ Eborne 30** 
16**^ 72 Rec"* a warant from y' 
for makeng a single Country Rate 



0.6 
2.9 



8.0 
8.0 

gouener & Counsell 



[103] Salem the 15*^ ffebruary 1686 
L* Step: Sewall D^ 
1686 

12"^° 15 To m^ Jn° Ruck } 

for his ISTote on Daniell King Sen""^ 12.0 
12°"' 15 To L* Sam' Gardner for) 
his Kote on Sam^ Phippen J 14.6 



1:06:6 
^ Contra Cr 
1686 
12°^° 16 By 1 quintal Re Cod] 

Lent ma.f Gookin ( 0.12.0 

By wrighting Attachm*® &c for] 
y* Constables: mony ^ 0.14.6 



1:06:6 
Att a meeteing of the Seleckt men ffebruary IS*'' 1686 
present Maj*" Gedny Esq"" Cap Jn" Higginson L* Sam: 
Gardner & m^ John Ruck m'' Tym" Lindall & W" Hirst 



SALEM TOWX^ EECOEDS 1Y7 

12°^° 15 1686 ^sons Abated there Rates to James 
Powland Constable Viz 

Tho: Crumwell 19^0 Eoger Elliott 14« 1.13.0 

Sam: Gray 12.0 W" Lord 12 1.04.0 

Edw. Winter 13.0 Isra. Thorne 19 1.12.0 



4.09.0 

Sam" Lambert 0.08. 



4.17.0 



L* Jer: Keele D"" 

To Jn" Ruck for his :^rote on] 

Daniell King as mony (15. 7 
To L* Sam^ Gardner for l^ote) 

on Sam Shattock as mony ( 1.11.5 

To Sam Shattock for w*=^ he] 

hath Cr the 9^° 21 : 1686 ( 0.18.9 



as Mony 3 : 05 : 9 

Contra Cr. 
By Woorke don abonte the Town] 
house as ^ his Acco* as Monyf 2. 7.0 
By Seruing Attachm*^ on 
Seauerall Constables as Mony 0.18.9 



3 : 05 : 9 



Isaack Sternes D^ 
To L* Sam: Gardner for for] 5^14^00* 
Ball of this Acco* ( 

as ^ his Acco* brought In 
y« 15*^ 12""° 1686 

Contra Cr 
By mending y^ Glass of y^] 4. 9.6 
meeteing house 2 years ( 

By Ditto y^ Schoole hose 
& Court Chamber 1. 4.6 



as mony 5.14.0 

Samuell Gardner Cr In mony as ^ his Acco* 
Brought in for Seauerall anio* to 14. 8.3 



178 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



L* Samuell Gardner Cr In pay as ^ his Acco* 
Brought In this day for Seauerall 27.15.3 

that In answer to Jn** Loomes his petetion for the abate- 
ing his Rates the Select men being made Senceable of 
his nessesety haue abated all his Rates to Consto Jn° 
Traske 

[104] Att A Meeting of the Select men y^ 12-12-86 
present majo"" Gidny Cap* Higginson m"^ Ruck m"^ Gard- 
ner m' Hirst Tim° Lindall 

Leu* ffelton Is abated of his Rates to Constable Traske 
his towne rate 10^ 

M"" Tymothy Lindall Cr for his Acco*^ Brought In this 
day for Seauerally w*^^ ware Allowed & filled In pay 7 :9 :0 
W Tjm" Lindall B' mony 
To mony p*^ ? m' Jn° CrumwelP] 1. 0.0 



& m' Hardy ^^ 



( 



To Ditto p"^ %1 Zach"- Herrick)20. 0.0 
John Green & Comp* ^ 

To Geo Jacobs & Comp^ 00. 5.6 

To mony p^ by Fra I^urs } 1. 9.6 
& Comp^ ^ 



22:15:0 



Contra Cr. Mony 
By Seaueralls disburst on y® ) 1.17.5 
french people \ 

p*^ m"- Da: Epps 15.16.6 

p'^ m^ Sewall for Entring accottsi 
& his Attendance at y^ Suite of^ 1.05.0 
Constables J 

By 1 pott 47^^ at 4^ ^ '^ for) 0.15.8 
y^ Indians ( 

p^ y® Irish women 



to m"" Gedny 



0.01.0 

19:15:7 
5.0 



20:00:7 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 179 

Jn° Cooke Cr 1 day Woorke for him selfe & Son on 
y® high wayes as ^ m"^ Sewall l^ote Certified 3^ p*^ him 
^ Kote on Ja Poland 3 : 

Majo"" W"^ Browne D"* to a noate to m'^ Jn° Hathorne 
for eaight ponds in or as mony 8:0:0 

Majo"" Gidney || D^ to|| a noate to Constable Traske 
for 51^ 9'^ 

M"" Gednys D"" to a noate vp pon m^ Hirst for 5^ 18^ o^ 

Credit by the Select mens expences for the yeare past 
5-18-5*^ 

Lieu* Sam^ Gardner D"" to a noate to Constable Sam' 
Shattok for 8-1 6-6'^ 

It Is ordrd y* Goody Winter shall haue 40^ of Tim° 
Lindall in pay toward Keeping Goody Goodell 

Agreed that there bee a Towne meting "Warnd of the 
free holders of this towne the 2^ day of march next for 
the Choys of Select men & Contabls for the yeare Insuing 

[105] Abatements to Const' Hirst 
Jn° Andrew & y^ Glasior w*'^ him 1.18.0 

Geo Darlings Sons 0.04.4 



2 : 02 : 4 
m"^ Hirst C as ^ his Ace" on file in pay 22^ 2^ 

posted 
23 : Att a meeting of the Select men 2<* March 1686/7 
ordrd y* Walter Skiner shall bee payd fine pond in ||In 
pay 1 1 part for his beeing bellman for the towne 50^ of it 
to bee payd by Cap* Higginson & 50® by Tim" Lindall 
Cap* Higginson Cap* Jn° Higginson Chosen moderator 
m"^ Ruck 
m"" Hirst 
Tim" Lindall 

Att A Generall Towne meeting y^ 2^ March 1686/7 
voated that there shall bee seuen select men as formerly 
Chosen for Select men m"" Jn** Ruck 

Capt Jn" Price 

m"^ Jn° Leach 

Leu* Tho Gardner 

m"" Sam' Gardner Senvo*" 

Tim" Lindall 



180 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Chosen for Constobls m'' Dill Parkeman: Polen 

m"" Charls Redford : Chap^ 

m'' Ed Puttman : Keny 

Jn° Mascoll Juno"' Mold 

Daniell Lambert : Kesor 

Jn° Waters : felton 

[106] Att A meeting of the Select men: 7*^ march 
1686/7 present m"" Jn° Ruck Cap* Price m"^ Sam^ Gard- 
ner Senyo' Lieut Tho Gardner Tym° Lindall W" Hirst 

m"* W" Hierst Is Chosen Clarke to the select men for 
the yeare Insuing 

Att A Meeteing of the Select men this 11'** day of 
March 1686/7 all Being present, by name M'" Samuell 
Garder Sen"" Cap* Jn° Price m"" John Ruck L* Tho. 
Gardner m"" Tymothy Lindall Serg* Jn*' Leach and Wil- 
liam Hirst 

The Said Select men by Consent of all by vertue of a 
Warrent Received from John Vsher Esq"" Tresurer haue 
Assessed the Inhabitants of this Town One Single Cun- 
trey Rate According to fformer Vsage amounting to 
Sixty pounds In pay 

The Said Warrant from y^ Said Treasurer was Rec** 
on the Seuenth day of march 1686/7 

Att a Meeteing of the Seleckt men march 28*^ 1686 
m"" Sam: Gardner sen"" Cap* Jn'' Price L* Thomas Gard- 
ner m"" Tymo: Lindall William Hirst Being present as 
^ margent 

Agreed y* y^ High waye against Ould m'^ Gardners 
House y* was; Should be forth w*'^ mended & that Sam- 
uell Gardner Sen"" is Desired to See itt Mended 

Agreed by the S*^ Seleckt men that Goody Thorne 
Should haue a ISTote on m'* Jn** Ruck for three pounds In 
pay towards the Keeping of John Homan 

ISTote Giuen out this day 

Agred that W" Hirst Should deliuer Goody Thorne 
Cloth a ISTufe for a Shrit for John Homan 

Goody Thorne D' To John Ruck for ISTote drawn on 
him & paid the 29**^ march 1687 for pay 3^: 0^^:00'^ 



SALEM TOWN RECOEDS 181 

[107] Salem Aprill 5"^ 1687 

Att A Meeteing; of the Select Men Being Present as 
^^ Marg'ent m'" Sam: Gardner Sen"^ Cap* Jn" Price L* 
Thom'* Gardner W" Hirst 

Agreed that a Warrent Should be Giuen to Constable 
Dan: Lambert for warning a Meeteing of the ffree bould- 
ers Inhibitants for ^forming & doeinge the Seauerall 
^ticulars mentioned In S*^ Warrent a Coppy of w*^** is 
heare Vnder 

To Constable Daniell Lambert Salem the 5"' Aprill 
1687 You are In his Majesties ISTame Required the Next 
Lecture day to giue Notice to the ffree holders Inhabi- 
tants of this Town that they Meete togeather at the 
Usuall place on the Eleauenth day of Aprill Instant att 
Tenn of Clock in the Moring to Consider of ffulfilling of 
the Towns Contracts and agreements Respeckting Either 
Ministrators or any other person Concerned or the pub- 
lique Benefitt of the Town, maintenance of the poore 
mending High wayes Chuseing Clarks of the markett 
Sealers of Leather & Suiteable ^sons to Sell the price 
of wheat Euery Month as formerly, and other prudin- 
tialls of the Town and heare of Make a Trew Returne 

Agreed that William Hirst Should Lett Goody Tareias 
haue the Value of fine Shillings to the Towns accompt 

[108] Att A Generell Towne Meeting ye 11"' Apriell 
1687 

Chosen Moderator m"" Sam^ Gardner seuyo'" 

Voated y* the Towns Ingagements for the Minesters 
Maintenance be Raised by a Rate for the Insuing yeare 
made by the Select men as formerly 
we Aproue & alow the same Barth" Gedney 

W™ Browne Jun"^ 
John Hathorne 
voated that the Selectmen shall haue the same Instruc- 
tions that they had In the yeare 1684 

Voated : that there be a towne Rate mad by the Select 
men to the value of one hundred & twenty pound in pay 
for the defraving of the Towne charges 



182 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

Aproved & alowed by Barth° Gedney 

W^ Browne Jun"" 
Jolin Hathorne 

voated that Jer Rogers Is Chosen Clarke of the markett 
for the yeare Insueing 

Chosen for sealers of Lether for this yeare Joseph 
Home & Henry west 

Chosen m"^ Danell Epps & m*" Robert Ketchen & m"" 
ste sewell to sett the price of wheat for the yeare Insuing 
for the w* bread to sell there bread att 

Chosen m"" Robert ffuller to haue Inspection into what 
Bricks are made in this towne y* they bee according to 
Law 

Chosen for Corders of wood for this towne for this 
yeare Jn° Bly Matt Dowe & Jn° Glouer 

voated y* it Is Left to the Select men to settle the 
bounds of Isaac Sterns his Land: & grant his petetion 
as far as they see Cause 

Capt Higginson hathe leave to sett a Little hous of 
5 or 6 foot square at the back side of his garden on the 
Comon* 

Cap* Higginsons Request to the Towne Is granted that 
hee shall haue Leaue to sett a hous of fiue or six foott 
square on the east side of his barne next to his Garden 
agst the front of his owne Land dureing the towns plesur 

[109] Salem the 11*^ Aprill 1687 

Att a meeting of the Seleckt men this day Being pres- 
ent as ^ margent 

m"" Samuell Gardner Cap* Price m'" Jn" Ruck L* Tho. 
Gardner m"" Lindall W™ Hirst 

Chosen for Serueyors of the north & South ffields viz: 
the Same ^sons w*** ware Chosen by the proprieters 

Chosen for Serueyors of the fences of Town Within 
the Bridge John Marcy Thomas lues Thomas fflint John 
Simson 
for the Glass house field & all there about 

W" Traske George Locker 
Ordered that all ffences bee made Suffitient by 15 Aprill 
Istant 
* Crossed out. 



SALEM TOWN KECOEDS 183 

Cliosen for Oiierseers of the High wayes Viz. 
m^ Eleazer Giles W" Osborne from y® Bridge to y^ Butts 
brooke & soe to Ben Scarletts 

from y*^ West end of y® bridg & soe Down to Winter 
Island m'^' Benj'* marston m'" manass marston John Rogers 
W" Curtice sen*" 

for all the ffarmes Belonging to y® Town 
John Prockter Henry Kenny m'' Daniell Andrews 
Thomas fflint L* Jona Wallcutt Joseph Herrick 

Agreed that the Same orders for Swine that was last 
Yeare & to be Transcribed Into y® Other Books 

Chosen to See Swine doe no damadge 
John Cooke Richard Palmer Tjm° Laskin Richard Prince 

[110] Salem the 11 day of Aprill 1687 

Att a Meeteing of the Seleckt Men this day Being 
present as ^ margent m"^ Samuell Gardner L* Tho: 
Gardner m"" T_ym° Lindall William Hirst 

Agreed w*"* Walter Skinner to Keepe the Town heard 
this Yeare from the ffifteenth Aprill untill the ffifteenth 
of JSTouember 'Next the Said Walter Skinner is to call for 
the Cows Euery Moring & to bring them home Euery 
Kight dureing Said time and he is to haue three shillings 
& I'^J'ine pence for Each Cow, One third ^t In Mony & 
the Other In pay & he is to take his Mony & pay of the 
Owners of the Said Cow or Cows and he is to bee allowed 
a man on Sabbath dayes Once in y^ yeare for him or 
them that keepes two Cows & soe proportionately for 
him or them that keepes more or Less, or Six pence In 
mony for Each Cow 

Aprill the 2 S*'* 1687 Att a meeteing of the Seleckt men 
Cap* John Price m"" John Ruck L* Thomas Gardner 
m"^ Tymo: Lindall Samuell Gardner Sen"" Being Present 

Ordered the Constables Watch shall now Begin to Con- 
sist of 7 able men || euery night || one of w*^^ to haue the 
Command & ouer sight of the Rest 

Agreed to Giue L* John Pickrin Twenty & fiue Shill- 
ings as mony for his Bull to Runn w*^ the Town Herd 

at a metting of the Seleckt men this O*"* may 1687 
p^'sent Cap' Price L* Tho Gardner m"" Jn" Ruck m"* T.^tii" 
Lindall W°^ Hirst 



184 SALEM TOW:\' RECOEDS 

Ordered that Goody Thome Should haue a !N'ote for 
45® on m"" English 

Goody Thorne D' To Philliph English for :N'ote on 
him 2 . 5 In pay 

[111] Salem the — day of May 168Y 

Att a Meeteing of the Seleckt men this 30**' May 1687 
being present Cap* John Price m"" Samuell Gardner L* 
Tho: Gardner M"" Tym" Lindall M"" Jn° Ruck & W" 
Horst 

Order that Thomas Clarke Goody Thorne & Widdow 
Smeth should haue fine Shillings Each of John Marston 
out of the Poores Mony and likewye that the S** m"" 
marston may despose of fifteene shillings more of the 
Poores 1 1 mony 1 1 as he shall see occation to y^ poore 

Att A meeteing of the Select men this 10*^ June 1687 
Being present Cap* John Price m"" John Ruck m*" Tym" 
Lindall L* Tho: Gardner & m^ John leach W" Hirst 

Agreed that Francis Collins hath our Consent for Re- 
tailing of beere & Sider ^ the quart &c prouided hee hath 
or Shall Obtaine Liberty of the County Court for y® 
same & Obserue Such ord""® as the Law prouids In that 
Case with Respeckt to Excise &c 

Ordered Goody Thorne to be paid By W" Hirst 1 : 5 :0 

[112] Salem the 14*'* 1687 June 

At A Meeteing of the Select menu being present Cap* 
Jn° Price L* Tho Gardner m^ John Ruck m"" Tym° Lin- 
dall m"- Sam" Gardner Sen"- W"^ Hirst 

Agreed that a Warrent Should be Giuen out to a Con- 
stable to warn a Town || meeting || to be held the Twen- 
tieth day of June Instant at Ten of the Clock for Choyce 
of a Constable to Serue In the Roome of Cap* Charles 
Redford 

You are in his majesties l^ame Required the IText 
Leckture day to giue Notice to y^ free holders Inhabitants 
of this town that they Meete togeather at the Vsuale place 
on the Twentyeth day of June Instant at tenn of the 
Clock In y^ morning to make Choyse of a fitt mann to 
Serue for Constable In the Roome of Cap* Charles Red- 
ford & heareof make Returne Dated In Salem the 14*'* 
June 1687 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 185 

To Constable Deliuerance Parkman or any other Con- 
stable 

Att a General! Town Meeteing held the 20*^ June 1687 
Then was Chosen for Constable to Serue In the Roome 
of Cap* Charles Redford: Jo® Phippen the Seacond: A 
Shore man now butt formerly master of a Ketch being 
son to Jo^ Phippen Sen'" 

[1131 Salem the 26"^ July 1687 

Sundry Acco*' D"^ To John Chaplin 
Samuell Gardner Jun"^ as ^ his Receip* In pay dated 
this day 25:02:0 

Benj* Gerrish ^ Receipt 3': 12^:0*^ mony 
John" Marston ^ Receipt : 19 : 4 mony 



4 :11 :4 In pay 06: 17:0 

31:19:0 
m' Nich*' Noyce D' To John Chaplin ^ Receipt 

as mony 14 : 8 
Sundry Acco*® D"" To Constable Chaplin 
m'" Higginson minister %^ Receipt 26 July 87 14: 

m"" Benj« Gerrish W Receipt 8 : 



This as mony 1 : 2:0 

Att A Metteing of the Seleckt men this 26"" July 1687 

being prsent viz m"^ Samuell Gardner Sen"" Cap* John 

Price m-" John Ruck m"" Tym** Lindall L* Tho Gardner 

W" Hirst The Aboue done at this meeteing 

Agreed that a Town Meeting Should be Warned to be 
on the 28**' July 1687 being Thursday I^ext at Ten of 
the Clock In the Moring at the Ysuall place 

[114] Salem the 28*^ July 1687 
Att a Meeteing of the Freeholders of this Town this 
day Itt was Voted that m' William Murrey Should haue 



186 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

power & hath power f s"^ Vote to geather the Rates of 
the Seaiierall persons w"^ hath not p'' the Ministers Rate 
to John Chaplin late Constable 

Itt was Voted that there be a Voluntary Subscription 
of the Inhabitants of Salem Each person Subscribeing 
what he will giue ? Annum towards the Mayntenance of 
the Ministers that now are, & Soe euery Sabbath day 
giue Pt of the Same Sum by way of Contribution in 
mony mentioning in a paper what he giues Soe that the 
Deacon may Know from time to time what Each person 
hath paid and if any haue not Mony they may pay unto 
the Deacons any good Curr* pay quarterly soe as to make 
up the whole Sum Subscribed w^'^ in y^ Yeare the Con- 
tribution to Begin Next Sabbath day 

Voted the Silect Men are Impowred to Choose & de- 
sire two suffitient men to Joyn w*'' the Deacons to make 
a preface to and take Subscriptions of the Inhabitants of 
Salem & to Assist them what they Cann In Receiueing 
the Ministers Mayntenance: the Seleckt men haue made 
Coyce of L* Samuell Gardner & L* Stephen Sewell to 
Assist the Deacons in the aboue Said Affayr 

August the ll**^ day 1687 

Att a Meeteing of the Inhabitants of this Town of 
Salem this day : W" Hirst being Chosen Moderater, ther 
was Read the Tresurers Warrent for the Cooseing of a 
Commissioner for this Town 

In pursuance of the Warrent aboue at s*^ meeteing of 
the Inhabitants of Salem m"" Jonathan Corwin was Chosen 
a Commissioner for this Town of Salem ^ Vote 

[115] Salem the 25*^ August 1687 

all p''sent w*'' y^ Commissionr 

According to a' Warrent from John Vsher Esq' Tresu- 
ror &c Bareing date from Boston the 20**^ day of July 
1687 The Commissioner & Select Men haue Taken a 
List of the male persons w*^'' amounts to Three hundred 
& twenty w^^ togeather w^^ the Estats amounts to Sixty 
pounds According as the Law directs, to the Best of our 
Judgments ^^ 

This is a Trew Copie of what was Giuen to m"" Jo 
Corwin Comission"- & Signed by the Select Men & himself 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS 187 

At a meeteing of the Select men this lO**" October 
1687 being present as ^ the margent 

Cap* Jn° Price m"^ Jo'^ Ruck m^ Tym° Lindall L* Tho : 
Gardner W™ Hirst John leech 

Agreed by all that W"" Hirst Should Giue Notice to 
Seauerall Constables Indebted to the Town that they 
Come to m"" John Gednys House to the Select Men who 
will Attend to Settle Accompts with the Said Constables 
on Monday Come Sennitt jN^ext being the 24*'' day of 
this Instant month at Seauen of the Clock In the moring 

Att A meeteing of the Select Men this 10*'' October 
1687 being present as ^ Margent 

Cap* John Price Samuell Gardner sen"* m"" John Ruck 
m^ Jn*' Leach L* Tho : Gardner W" Hirst Tym° Lindall 

Agreed as ffolloweth 
That — m"" Benj* Gerrish D'' To James Poland Constable 
for s^ Gerrish Rec* p*' him for Ministersl In pay 
Rate In the yeare 1686 In Mony 18' In J- 27:00:0 
Mony J 

for his Receipt dated 04*" 8*" """ 1687 In 
fish & pewter pd to s'' Gerrish as mony 24-18 1:17:0 

Sundry Acco*^ D"" To James Poland Constable 
8™° 12.86 m"" Higginson minister for 2} On x\cco* 

Notes for 7 foote & 5 foote( 0.12.0 
10: 6: 86 of wood Rec" of Benj* Home 

In ye yeare 86 
1™° 31.87 for his Receipt for soe much 

Rec"^ of Jon"* Neele 0.08.0 

1°''' 14.1686/7 m"" Noyes for soe much p" ^ 

Jn° Ropes 8" mony 1 : 00 . 

posted to Poland ^ Receip* 0:12:0 

[116] Salem the 24*" October 1687 
Sundry Accompts D"" to John ffelton Constable viz 
S""" 22 : 87 Benj'' Gerrish for his Receipt] 

43« In Wood 5^ In Corne & Six po"^ 5"J^ 11.16.00 
4** In mony Comes to In pay 9 :8 :0-allJ 
9°^" 23:86 For his Rec* for Soe much of 

Sam' Golthrite In pay 12:00 

12:08:00 



188 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



12:0 



12.0 



14: 



15:0 



2:4: 



2:13: 



[ 03:04:00 



m'" Nich" Noyes p*^ him ^ John Burton 

12 foote wood as ^ Receipt 17 

January 1686 

For Soe much p*^ you ^ ffra Nurs 

for Barnard as ^ Your note y^ 15 

Aprill 1687, 12 foote Wood 

For Soe much p*^ Jn'' ffoster 14 

foote wood Wood 

For his N'ote 22*'' 8°^° 87 for Soe 

much of Simouds 

John Marston for 2 Receipts! 

one 28* mony & one for 8* isj' 

mony is 36* amo** to In pay J 

For Soe much p*' him W W^ Os- 

burne In pay 

m'' Higginson minister for 18 foote wood 

p^ f Eleazer Giles ^ Receipt 9^ 

1687 

19:03:00 

Sundry Accompts T>' To m' John Ruck 1. s. d. 
m"" John Higginson For his Receipt as mony 8 : 00 : 00 
m"" Nich" Noyce for his Receipt as mony 3 : 08 : 08 

as mony 11 : 08 : 08 
Add to this Sum to Bring itt into pay 5 : 14 : 04 

Abated m"" Daniell King 19* 6 of m' 

Croade Rate 17 : 03 : 00 

for w^*" I ffiue m"" Ruck Cr for Itt 00: 19 : 6 



10:0 



20 :|^ 00:18:00 
J 



L* Samuell Gardner D' to James Poland 18 : 02 : 6 
For his Receipt for the Minister 2.04. 

Ditto Gardner D' to John ffelton Constable 
For Soe much he is to pay for y" ministers 
In pay ' ' 12 : 

Sundry Acco** D"" to Jn" Trask Constable In pay 
Majo"" Bartholomew Gedny for Soe much 
p** him 2 : 11 : 9 

m' John Higginson for 5 foote wood p** by 
Isaack Reede : 06 : 03 

Town D' to James Poland Constable 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 189 

For See much p^ John Mackmallion for 

work on the High wayes 1 : 4 : 6 

[1171 Salem the 24*'^ October 1687 
Israeli Porter D"" To John Trask Constable 

For his l^ote drwn for 3 : 18 : 6 

Ordered thatt W™ Hirst deliuer the Constables there Rates 
if Soe be when he speaks w*'' the Tresurer & S** Tresurer 
Sajes he should 

January lO*"" 168- 
Rec^ of m"" Eleazer Giles In mony w*^^ he} 1. 
Sayes is in p* for Land he bought of y® town \ 1 : 00 : 

Att a Meeteing of the Seleckt men this SO**" day of 
January 1687 Being present as ^ Margent 

Cap* Jn" Price m"" Sam' Gardner m"" John Leach 
L* Tho: Gardner William Hirst & m"" Tym"* Lindall 
Rec*^ of m"" John Greene In Mony for Rent 

of Ryall Syde ' 5^:01:00 

Sundry Acco*^ D*" To John Leach 

Town 'for 1 Bull & bringing 2 : 2 : 00 

Cash for Soe much Rec*^ of him being for 2 : 19 : 00 

Rent of Ryall Side 

5:01:00 
Cash Receiued of Zachariah Herrick for 
John Batchellers Esstate for Rent of Ryall 
Side ' 5: 1: 

Cash Receiued of John Tompkins for Rent 
of Ryall Side 5: 2: 6 

agreed y* Goodman Greene should be abated his minis- 
ters Rate w**^ Constable ffellton on Consideration of his 
Mothers Maintenance 

agreed y* m""^ Gedny Should be paid In Mony for y^ 
Selects Mens Expence 

ordered paid m^^ Gedny In mony 4' 10^ being In 
full of our Expence this Yeare 
pd by W Hirst 

[118] Salem the 30*" January 1687 

Att a meeteing of the Seleckt Men P'"sent viz 

Cap* John Price m*" Sam" Gardner m"" Tymothy Lindall 

& L* Thomas Gardner William Hirst 



190 SALEM TOWN KECORDS 

Cash Rec'^ of Isaack Cookes for Rent In ^^] 
of Land In the thick Swamp by I^J^ath Puttnam^ 8^00 

M-- Daniell Epps D'' To Sundry Acco*'' 
To Cap* Charles Redford for 1 yeares Rent] 
of Backers Island p*^ m"" Epps * ( 3 . 00 . 

To m'' Jonathan Corwin for ISTote drawn onl 
him to pay m*" Epps for 1 Yeares Rent of^ 3.00.0 

y^ Missery J 

6: 0: 
agreed y* W™ Hirst should Settle Acco* w*'' m"" Daniell 
Epps & pay the Ballance out of the Towns Mony 
m"^ Daniell Epps D"" To Cash 

For Soe much Paid him 7:5:6 

pd ^ W"" Hirst 

Att a meeteing of the Select men this 24*'' ffebruary 
1687 Being present as f3 margent 

m' John Ruck Cap* Jn° Price m"" Samuell Gardner Sen' 
L* Thomas Gardner W" Hirst Tym" Lindall 

Ordered m"" John Higginson minister D"" To James 
Poland For 39" mony & 39" In pay p^ m' Jn**] 
Higginson w*^^ amo*® to in pay w*'' Aduance on J- 4: 17: 
39 ' ) 

For Soe much p^ ^ Widdow Skerry In pay 1 : 3:0 



Gaue M" Gedny Lads & Mayds in mony for 6 : 00 : 
Tending on us 'this Yeare 1 p*^'8/8 ' 00 : 6 : 

[119] Salem the 24*^ ffebruary 1687/8 
Att a meteing of the Select Menn Present viz. 
Cap* John Price: m*" Samuell Gardner Sen' m' John 
Ruck m' Tymo: Lindall L* Tho: Gardner & W° Hirst 

Ordered that Walter Skinner Should haue a note on 
W" Downten for 2 : 15 : 00 

Walter Skinner D"" To W" Hirst A IvTote on W" Downten 
late Constable for 2:15:0 

Att a meeteing of the Select men this 24**' day ffeb'y 
Anno Domini 1687/8 Being present as ^ margent 
Cap* Jn° Price m' Sam' Gardner m' Jn° Ruck L* Tho 
Gardner W" Hirst 

Ordered 
Sundry Acco*" D' To Elizur Keysar Constable Yiz 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 191 

7mo_Yth ^r ggj^-a (jgrrisli In Mony 4:17:0 

on Acco* is 7:5:6 

6 — 1 Cap* John Higginson In Shoos as Cash 

1:09:4 on Acco* is 2:4:0 

12—20 p<^ s^ Higginson f Da Phippen 

In pay 16 : 

p'' Ditto f Jn° Lambert Sen' 
In may 15:0 

p*^ Ditt ^ Jn" Pickrin 12 : 

12™"— 20 p*^ Ditto ^ l^ath Beedle In 

pay 1 :00 : 

12"""— 20 p*' Ditto In Bootes & Shoos W 

s^ Keyzar 2:10:0 

5:13:0 

9'"''— 29 m-- Noyse for wood p'^ him f Kich 

Comer 10 foote 0:10:0 

7"°— 26 m^ Higginson Sen' p^ him f Ben: 

Ganson 6" 8"^ mony 0:10:0 

W^ Hirst p^ p*' Da Bacon 14: 

Ditto p^ ^ Jn** Hill & Brother 17 : 1:11:0 



17:13:6 

[120] Salem the 24 ffebruary 1687 
Abatments made m"" Elizar Keyzer being poore people 
&. persons Absent viz*: 

John Andrew Glasier Was not belonging to 8 d 

town then 10 : 00 
Thomas Darby went from Town before he had 

y*^ List ' 15 : 00 

ffrancis Elliott was gone out of town 10 : 00 

Edward Nicholls 14 : 00 

m"" Packer Doctor 10 : 00 

Jn° Eichards 10 : 00 

Dockter Randoll 12 : 00 

Benj" Woodroe 10 : 00 

4:11:00 



192 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 

Sundry Acco*^ D"" To Cap* John Higginson 
m'^ JSTojse Soe much p*^ him as Mony 43^41/2 
In pay is 3:5: 0% 

Walter Skinner for Soe much p** S*^ Skinner on 
Acco* 2:10:0 

The Town for Soe much p'' Dauid an Indian 
as mony 2 : 01 : 6 

For Soe much p*^ Dauid Bro: John as mony 0: 11: 6 
By Aduance on 3:16^0 w*^** he hath p** more 
In mony then he hath Receiued In mony ad- 
uance is 1 : 18 : 



10: 6:0 
m"" John Higginson ministers D'" To John Chaplin on acco* 
For his Receipt dated 24*'' 12°"" for 14^ as mony 
is * 1: 1:0 

12™. 24. 87 m"" Noyse for his Receipt as mony 
10^6 ' 0:15:9 



1:16:9 
m"" ^Nicholas N'oyse D"" To James Poland Constable 
For his Receipts for 9^ 14' 0*^ & 15^ 8"* mony w*^'' 
amounts to In pay 8 : 4:6 

abatements made to m*" James Poland Constable 
Thomas Darby 1:14:0 Quid Acco* 
abatements made James Poland Costable on his New Acco* 
Knights the Rope maker 10' 

Jo® Swasy Jun"" Deceased 18 : 

Rich Croad Sen^ 15:0 

W" Swettland Sen' 18 : 

3:1:0 

[121] Salem the 23*'» April! 1688 

Att a Meeteing of the Select men w*** the Constables Be- 
ing present as ffolloweth 

m"" Samuell Gardner Sen'" m' John Ruck L* Thomas 
Gardner William Hirst m'' T^onothy Lindall 

Select Men 
m"" Daniell Lambert m'" Jn** Mascoll m' Deliuerance Park- 
man Constables 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 193 

Chosen by Consent of all persons John Ropes for Sealer 
of Weights & Meassures for this Town Vntill another be 
Chosen 

Att a Meeteing of the S*^ Select Men Same day as 
aboue Agreed w**^ Walter Skinner to Keepe the Town 
heard this Yeare from the Ninetenth day of Aprill unto 
the Tenth day of Nouember the said Walter Skinner is 
to Call for them & driue them out Euery morning* and 
bring them home at !Night & he is to haue three Shill- 
ings & ]^ine pence for Each Cow one third In mony & 
the Rest In pay & hee is to take his mony & pay of the 
persons Owner of the said Cow or Cows & he is to be 
Allowed a man on Sabbath dayes once in the Yeare for 
him that hath two Cows & Soe proportionably for him 
or them that keepes more or Less or Six pence a Cow 
in mony for Each Cow 

m' Isaack Foote 



for the N^orth ffield 
for y^ South ffield 

for the Town w*^in Bridge 

for y® Glass house & w*^out 
y'' Bridge 



m"" Caleb Buffome 
L* John Pickrin 
Samuell Archer 
Ensign John Clyford 
m' John Crumwell 
m"" John Traske 
m"" Sarnuell Gaskin 

[122] Salem the 23^'' Aprill 1688 

Agreed by the Select men that the pound by Isaac 
Cookes Made by the proprietors of the ISTorth ffield be a 
Leagall pound prouided the Said proprietors Make itt 
Suffitient & Keepe itt Soe at there Own Cost and Like- 
wise agreed that the pound in the Town by Samuell 
Williams be Repayred and Made Suffitient and that m"" 
Tymo: Lindall & Sergeant John Lech ar Appoynted to 
See Said Pound made Seruiceable 

Agreed by Said Select Men that Isaac Williams Jun' 
& John Woodall Daniell Keton & W" Reeues doe See 
that Swine be Ringed Yoaked & According as the law 
Direckts 

May the Q'^ day 1688 



194 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Att a meeteing of the Select men Being Present Viz 
m'' Samuell Garder Sen'" m"" John Kuck L* Thomas Gard- 
ner William Hirst Tymothy Lindall 

Ordered and agreed that m"" Deliuerance Parkeman 
Costable Shall y^ Next Leckture day giue Notice to the 
Inhabitants of This Town to Meete togeather on the 
Third Monday in May being the one & Twentyeth day 
of this Instant May at the Vsuall place at Nine of the 
Clock in y'^ morning for the Choyse of Seleckt Men 
Towns men or Ouerseers, and for the Choyse of a Com- 
missoner and Constables as the Law direckts, as by an 
act bareing date the seauenteenth day of March 1687 
in y*" fourth Yeare of the Reigne of our Soueraigne Lord 
King James the Second &c Entituled an Act for Regu- 
lateing y^ Choyice of Select men Constables & other 
Officers in the Respecktiue Towns w^'^in this Dominion 

Ordered that W" Hirst Should Pay m'" Daniell Epps 
the Ballance of S^ Epps his Accompt 

[123] Salem the 16^^ day of May 1688 
Att A Meeteing of the Select men of Salem his day Be- 
ing present m'^ Samuell Gardner Sen' m"" Tymothy Lin- 
dall L* Thomas Garner William Hirst & Cap* John Price 
m' John Ruck m' John Leech 
Sundry Acco*^ ^ ord' 
The Town D' To Samuell Gardner Sen' for work don 
on y*' High Wayes by John Robbinsons house neere ould 
m"" Gardners house formerly : on y* Hill Neere the Riuer 
&c viz 

To Caleb Buifome 2 day worke 4^ 

Samuell Gaskin 1 day Ditto 2 

Joseph Sibly 2 days 4 

Daniell Southwick & Son 1 day 3 : 6 

Rob* Willson 1 day 2 : 

Sam" Golthrite & son 1 day 4: 

W" King 1 day 1:6 

Rob* Peese 2 sons 1 day 3 : 6 

Caryed Ouer 1:4:6 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 195 

Sam King 2 dajes 4 : 00 

Samuel Eborn man 2 days 3 : 06 

Josh^ Euffom 2 men 1 day 4 : 00 

John Robbinson & 2 Sons 1 day & 1 Son 1 day 7 : 00 

Sam' Gardner 2 men 2 days & 1 Boy 1 day 12 : 00 

1 q""* Rum Brush & stones 4 : 00 

1:14:06 
Brought Ouer 1:04:06 

2:19:00 
As ^ his Acco* putt up In A Bundle amongst other 
pap""^ In the Bagg 

Agreed that y^ Pound at Ryall side Neere John Greens 
house be a Legall pound prouided the proprietor att Ryall 
side make itt Suffitient and Keepe itt Soe at ther Own 
Cost 

Sundry acc"^ D"- to m^ W" Hirst 
to the Towne for disburstment to the pore 2- 6-1 

Goody Thorne for soe much payd her 1- 5-0 

as ^ his Acco* In a Bundle of papers 3-11-1 

Sundry Accompts D"" To M^' Tymothy Lindall 
The Town for disburstments on y® poore 16.2 

Goody Winter for Wood as W his Acco* bundled 
up In the Bagg of Books & papers 10.3 

1:6:5 
m"" Daniell Epps D'' To Sundry Accompts 
To Cap* Charles Redford for Note on him 3 : 00 : 

To Roger Hoskins for ]^ote on him Acepted & p** 1 : 10 : 
To John Marcy for 'Note on him Accepted for 1:10:0 
ordered that m"" Daniell Epps Should haue a ISTote on 
m"" Jonathan Corwn for three pounds mony for y*" Rent 
of y*" Misserry Island 

Note Giuen m"" Daniell Epps on m'^ Jonath Corwn 
for 3 : : 

[124] Salem the 16*'' day of May 1688 

Salem Town D"" To Samuell Gardner Sen"" In pay 
for his Keepeing of John Homan One Yeare 
w*'' Clothes & dyett &c 8 : 00 : 00 



196 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Whearas Samuell Gardner Sen' hath for the preserua- 
tion of the High Waye Neere the place whare his ffathers 
house stood, Turned the Water Course, (and as we Judge 
to great Aduantadge In Repayration) throw his Own 
land about ilourty pole by w*"** his Land is Much Damni- 
lied, for which the Select Men doe think itt Just that 
the said Gardner Should be Satisfied In pay or by En- 
joying the value of his land damnified out of the Com- 
mon land Joyning to his Own land by Strong Water 
Brook and lying Ouer against Jo® Boyse his house to 
the Value of ffifteene or twenty pole in all & to bee One 
and halfe pole In Breadth he Continuing to the Town 
the libberty of the said Water Course 

The Town D"" to Isaack Sterns 
For Repayring glass of the Meeteing house as 
^ his Acco* 15:6 

Whearas by a Vote passed at a Town Meeteing on the 
ll*'' Aprill 1687 itt was left to the Select Men To Settle 
the Bounds of Isaac Sterns land, the Seleckt Men haue 
Vewed y^ Said Bounds and finde y^ Said Sternes his 
land to Run betweene the N^orth & North East point 
! I sixteene f oote &; halfe 1 1 & to the South ward takeing 
in his porch in his Own land & thence to the Range of 
his land as itt now Lyes 

Agreed that when m'" John Crumwell pay unto W™ 
Hirst ffourty shillings In Mony w*"^ he hath promised 
out of hand that then m"" Crumwell is Cleare of his lease 
of the Burying point 

Ordered that W™ Hirst Should pay M" Gedny In 
mony 20® 

Paid M" Gedny by W" Hirst In Mony for the Select 
men Expence to this day In full 20®: 0** 

Agreed by the Seleckt men that m"" Tymothy Lindall 

& William Should haue Roome In the Meeteing 

house to 1 1 make 1 1 A Seate for there Wifes from Cap* 
John Corwins dore & Soe thence to take in One Pew or 
Seate Eastward w^^ stands against S*^ Corwins & his 
ffather deceased seate & they are to make itt Rounding 
from y^ Piller soe y* the Corner may not hinder Passage 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 197 

[125] Salem the 21*^ May 1688 

Accompted this clay w*'' m'* Daniell Epps & 

Dew to him Ynto the lO*'^ ffebV 1688 5^: 00: 

m' Daniell Eiips l)-" 

For Soe much p*^ him f W" Hirst 3:10:0 

Att A generall Town Meeteing of the Inhabitants of 
Salem this 21*^^ day of May 1688 

Cap* John Price Being Chosen Moderator 

Voted that there Should be Six Select ||men|| Towns- 
men or OuerSeers for the Yeare Ensuing 
Chosen for Select Men 
Cap* John Price ] 

m"^ John Buck !► of the Ould Select Men 

W" Hirst J 

Cap* John Higginson ] 

L* Sam Gardner [ New Select men Chosen 

m' Eob* Ketching J 

M"" Benj" Brown is Chosen Commissioner for this 
Town of Salem 

Chosen for Constables John King m"" Thomas Maule 
m' Rob* Stone Sen'" m"" Joseph Porter m'" Josiah Woolcott 
m"" Edward Bush 

m"" Daniell Epps D"" To Roger Haskins for my N^ote 
on him Accepted for the Ballance of m"" Epps Acco* 

[126] Salem the 22*" May 1688 

Att a Meeteing of the Select Men & Commissioner 
Being Present m'' Jonathan Corwin Commission"" last 
Yeare Capt John Price Cap* John Higginson m"" John 
Ruck L* Samuell Gardner m'" Rob* Kitching W°" Hirst 

Select Men 
m'" Benjamin Brown being on the 2 1*'* of this Instant 
at a Meeteing of the Inhabitants of this Town Chosen 
a Commissioner for this Town to Serue One Yeare Ensu- 
ing, he being desired by the Select men to Meete them 
at m"" John Gednys did Accordingly meete there and doth 
Accept of 8*1 Office 

Likewise the Select Men Chosen at Said Town Meeteing 
hath Accepted of there Office 

Att A Meeteing of the Select men this 12*" day of 



198 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

June 1688 Being Present as ^ Margent Cap* Jn** Price 
Cap* Jn" Higginson m"" Tn° Ruck m"" Rob* Ketcliing 
Will: Hirst 

William Hirst Chosen by Vote to Keepe the Town 
books for y*^ Yeare Ensuing 

The Select Men of Salem haueing Considered of the 
IsTecessary Charge or Charge of [Necessity for y® Mayn- 
tenance of y*^ Poore Repayr of Bridges, High wayes, Re- 
payring of Meeteing House Church, Town House Schoole 
house Cage & Stocks, doe Judge itt Necessary for y® 
defraying the afores*^ Charge that there be One hundred 
Seauenty & fower pounds In Curr* Pay Raysed by the 
Inhabitants, & that Cap* John Price & Cap* John Higgin- 
son are desired to present this aboue agreem* to two Jus- 
tices of y^ Peece, one of y"^ of y^ Quoram for Appbroba- 
tion of the Same According to Law &c And Whearas 
there is not Care Taken for a Watch In the Town w*^** 
Vsually has beene done by the Constable Consisting of 
Six men the Neglect of which may prooue Verry much 
to the damage 

[127] of the Said Town by ffyre or otherwise itt is 
There desired by the s'' Select men that Cap* Price & 
Cap* Higginson mooue the Case to the Justices desire- 
ing the Assistance & Allowance thereof 
Agreed that m"" Rob* Kitching shall take Care & prouid 
a Bull for the Town herd 

Att a Meeteing of the Select Men this 14*'' day of June 
1688 Cap* John Higginson Cap* Jn° Price m"" John Ruck 
m"" Kitching L* Gardner W™ Hirst 

By 1 1 direction 1 1 from the Judge & Justices of y^ Court 
of Sessions held In Salem the 14*^' June 1688 the Select 
Men doe ord"" that there be a Constables watch In Town, 
to Begin this Night Consisting of Eight Men and to Con- 
tinue untill farther ord"" & m"" Constable Neele to Begin 
8** Watch & to Continue Vntill his ward hath Taken there 
Turnes & then to giue Notice to the Next Constable Soe 
that the watch may be duly Kept According to Law 
July the 30*^ 1688 

Att a Meeteing of the Select Men Being Present viz 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 199 

Being P''seiit Cap* John Price m"" John Ruck & m'' 
Rob* Kitchen & William Hirst 
Chosen for Ouer Seeres of High ways 
M"^ Benj^ Marston m"" Manasses j\Iarston John Rogers 
W" Curtice Sen"- 

[128] Salem the 6"* August 1688 

Agreed that Cap* Price & W™ Hirst shall giue Notice 
to the Inhabitants In the Ward of Israeli Porter to bring 
in An Accompt of there Estates by thursday next being 
the 23**^ day of this Instant 

And L* Samuell Gardner & m"" John Ruck to giue ISTotice 
to the Inhabitants of y*" Ward of John King 
And Cap* Higginson & m"" Rob* Kitching to giue ISTotice 
to the Rest of the Inhabitants of the Town itt Being In 
order to the Makeing of y^ Rate for y* Cuntry by War- 
rent from y*" Tressuror & to take a Constable w**" them 
to help them 

This Being done at A meeteing of y*" Select Men this 
day bein P'^sent as ^? Margent 

Cap* Price Cap* Higginson L* Sam Gardner m"" John 
Ruck & W" Hirst 

m"" John Higginson Sen'" D'" for Soe much p'' him for 
Vsuall Wardall 12" 16*" 85 1:13:0 

^ Eleazer Giles 
August 25*M688 
Att A Meeteing of The Select Men Being P'sent as ^ 
margent 

Cap* Higginson L* Sam Gardner m"" Jn" Ruck m"" Rob* 
Kitching Willi'' Hirst 

Agreed that m"^ Benj" Brown Should pay out of the 
Mony Left to y^ Poore of this Town by his Hon'"'^ ffather 
thirty Shillings Viz to Peter Twiss 20' & to Goody Tar- 
uis 10^ In Such things as they Want 

Att a Meeteing of the Select men Beinr? p'^sent as Marg* 
Cap* Price Cap*"Higginson L* S : Gardner m"" John Ruck 
W" Hirst & m"" Kitching 

September the 18*'' 1688 

Agreed that m"" John :Marston Shall agree w*" Jeremiah 
N"eele for y^ Rent of y^ House w*'" Glasier Brown formerly 



200 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Liued in & likewise to agree w**^ him for y^ Repayring 
of said House to be paid out of The Rent for the Enter- 
taynment of y^ Poore of the Town &c 

[129] Salem the IS*** September 1688 

Att a Meeteing of the Select Men being Present 
Cap* Jn" Price: Cap* Jn° Higginson L* Sam: Gardner 
m"" John Ruck m"" Robert Kitching & Will : Hirst 

Agreed & ordered that W" Hirst Shall giue Ann Sail- 
man a ISTote on m"" Benj** Brown for twenty shillings 1^ . 
and a Note to Widdow Smith on s** Brown for 
tenn shillings 0.10.0 

and a Note to Goody Goodale on said Brown 
for Twenty Shillings 1 : 00 : 

and a Note to Member Clvford on s*^ Brown 
for Ten shillings "^ 0:10:0 

& itt is Left to s*^ Hirst y* if s'' ^^sons should want a 
small matter more for y*^ Compleating of a garment or 
y*^ like he hath power to giue y"" or any of them a Note 
for itt on s*' Brown 

7'"° 21*^ The poore of The Town D'' To m"- Benj^ Brown 
for Note on him to pay An Salmon 1' :0 : 

for a Note to pay Goody Tarvis 1:5:0 

for a Note to pay mayber for Goody goodll 1:0:0 

Att a meeteing of the Seleckt men this 21*** Nouember 
1688 being Present Cap* John Price Cap* John Higgin- 
son L* Sam: Gardner m*" John Ruck m'' Rob* Kitching 
WilP Hirst 

Agreed to present unto John Hathorne Esq"" & Some 
other Justice of y® peace these Seauerall Summs of Mony 
w*^'' is Needfull for the Towns vse in order to gett a Rate 
Made for y® Raysing s*^ Sums following 
ffor y^ building a gallery 3 pillers & two seates & two 
girths in the Meeteing house 70^ :00* :00* 

ffor Shingleing y^ Meeteing House 46 : 00 : 00 

ffor Glass underping &c for s*^ House 10 : 00 : 00 

ffor y^ poore 50 : 00 : 00 

Higli Wayes Mending 40 : 00 : 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 201 



[130] Sum Brought Ouer 


216: 


;00: 


00 


£For y^ Bell man for Ringing y^ Bell 


05: 


00: 


00 


ffor Bulls for y^ Herd 


03: 


:00: 


00 


ifor Repayring y*^ Sehoole House & watch 








& Candles 


03: 


10: 


00 


John King Constable D"" To A List 


42: 


: 3: 


9 


Rob* Stone Constable D^ To A List 


31: 


9: 


6 


Joseph Porter 


54: 


19: 


4 


W" Downten 


29: 


05: 


10 


Edward Bush 


32: 


16: 


8 


Tho Maule 


35: 


10: 


4 



226:05: 5 
[131] Salem Nouember the 29*^ day 1688 
Att a Meeteing of the Select Men they being all Present 
by Name Cap* John Price Cap* John Higginson m"" 
Jn" Ruck Sam: Gardner m"" Kitching & W™ Hirst 
Agreed w*'' m"" John Marston and m"" Jeremiah Neele to 
build a Gallery the whole lenth of the ISTorth side of the 
Meeteing House w*'^ ffower Seats and a bench from the 
side of the House & soe forward into y® boddy of y® 
Meeteing house and seats to be of a Conuenient length 
from y^ East part of s'^ House to y^ West & to make two 
payr of Conuenient stayrs to goe unto s** Gallery & to 
frame in Two Girths throughout the Meeteing house into 
the South and North mayn posts before y*^ East and West 
Gallerys & to build on the said Girths two seats from y® 
North Gallery to y^ South side of the Meeteing house w*^ 
Ballesters &c and to putt under each Girt three Suitable 
pillers y^ Middle Piller of the Three to be placed under 
y® East and West pendant & to be Substantiall & strong 
& to Sett up one Large piller under the Middle pendant 
of the Meeteing House Substantiall & strong and to finde 
& prouide all Timber Bords planck Iron Woorke and 
Workmanship & what Euer Elce Either for strength or 
Ornament workman like all Suteable for the said Woorke 



202 SALEM TOWN BECORDS 

at there Own Cost and Charge & to take the Select Mens 
aduice about the premisses and further the said Marston 
and ISTeele shall Shingle the whole Koofe of the Meeteing 
house with good Short Seader Shingle of halfe an Inch 
Thick on y*^ butt End and Jojnted or Edged & to finde 
and prouide all shingle N'ayles Stageing & Workmanship 
& doe itt well & suffitiently in all Respeckts at there Own 
Cost and Charge & doe the Woorke as Soone as possible 
may be & the Season of the Yeare will admitt of soe as 
to ffinish the whole Woorke at or before the last day of 
August Next Ensuing the date hearof 
And for and in Consideration of the premisses & the 
Worrke soe done as is aboue Exprest, the Town is to pay 
unto the said John Marston & Jeremiah Neele the Sum 
of One hundred & Eleauen pounds in and as Mony & 
in Case Collonell Gedny shall Judge the Worrke aboue- 
said (Except the Shingleing of the Meeteing house & 
what Concerns that) to be worth fine pounds more then 
Sixty fine pounds w*^*^ is the Sum agreed for y* part, then 
they are to haue fine pounds more then then y^ One hun- 
dred & Eleauen pounds aboue Exprest all w*^^ is to be 
paid out of the Town Rates in and as Mony & to be paid 
them as they haue ocation for the Carrying on the Said 
Woorke 

[132] Salem January 31*'' 1688 
Att A meeteing of the Seleckt Men this day Being p''sent 
as ^ Margent m*" Jn" Ruck L* Sam: Gardner m"" Rob* 
Kitching W"' Hirst 

Itt is agreed that they doe Approue of Dan": Webbs 
Keepeing a publiuque House of Entertainm* prouided he 
Procures a Lincesse & ifollows the Law therein 

John Bly D"* To Sundry Acco*" 
To L* Sam Gardner for Soe much p'* his wife 2 : 10 : 
To m'' John Ruck for Soe much p** his wife 2 : 10: 
To W" Hirst for Soe much p<^ his wife 2:10:0 

Ordered that Constable John King Constable Shall pay 
unto Ellinor Bath the Sum of flFower pounds as Mony 
out of his Rates Committed to him for the Towns Vse 
in ^t for Keepeing Sarah Lambert & her Childe 

Goody Bath D"" to John King 
^ Coppy of ord"" for sd King to pay her 4:0:0 



SALEM TOWN RECOEDS 203 

Receiued of m'' Zachariah Herrick in mony 
for John Batchellers Estate for Rent of Ryall 
Side his ^* for this Yeare 5:1:0 

Receiued of m"" Jn** Greene In Mony for his W 
of Rent for Ryall Side for this Yeare 5 : 1 : 00 

Receiued of m'' John Leech in Mony for his 1^^ 
of Rent for Ryall Side this Yeare 5:1:0 

Rec*^ of m'" John Tompkins in Mony for his -^^ 
of Rent for Ryall Side this Yeare 5:2:6 

[133] Salem the 6*^ ffeb^y 1688 
Att a Meeteing of the Seleckt Men being P'^sent as ^ 
Margent Cap* Jn*^ Higginson m"" Jn" Ruck m' Rob* 
Ketching W"" Hirst 

Agreed that m"" John Marston Should haue Notes on 
the Seauerall Constables following for ffowrty & fine 
pounds in mony viz 

on Constable Woolcott for 15*:0:0 

on Constable Maule for 10:0:0 

on Constable Bush for 10:0:0 

on Constable King for 10 : : 



And agreed that W" Hirst Clarke shall 

Signe the Notes 45 : : 

John Marston C To Sunday Acco*^ 

To Constable Woolcott for Note on him 15: 00: 00 

To Constable Maule for Ditto on him 10 : 00 : 00 

To Constable Bush for Ditto on him 10 : 00 : 00 

To Constable King; for Ditto on him 10 : 00 : 00 



In Mony 45 : 00 : 00 

John Bly D'" To Cap* Jn° Higginson for his 
Receipt for pay 2^ : : 

posted into y*^ book of ace" 

March 25*"^ 1689 
Att a meete of the Select Men Being Present as ^ Mar- 
gent Cap* Higginson L* Sam Gardner m"" John Ruck 
m' Ro: Kitching Cap* Jn" Price W™ Hirst 

Chosen for Surueyors of ffences for the North & South 
ffields y^ ^sons Chosen by y* proprieters Viz 



204 SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 

17 e o T7- ij 1 Thomas Flint 
For y^ So: Field jj^j^^ ^^^^^ 

For y* North ffield 

fCaleb Buffome 
For y^ Town w**'in the Bridge \ John Adams 

[W" Pinson 

^ElGRZGr GrliGS / 

r^ T 1 i. f for y*' Glass house ffield & all there abouts 

George Lockter\ '^ 

Agred & ordered y* all ffences be made up forth w*** 

[134] Salem the 25*'' March 1689 
John Bly D"" To Cap* John Price for goods 
p*^ him " 2' : 2« : O"' 

Ditto Ely D'- To m' Rob* Kitching for Soe 
much m'' Kitching is ord'^ed to pay 2:10:0 

John Bly C" 
for digging of Graues for Goodman ffelton 
Richard Clyford Goody Goodall & Jn" Salmons 1:1:0 
Childe in pay (Sl/o years out 25:2°^''89) 

Town B' To Rich" Mayber 
for Soe much Allowed Goody Maber y° Named Winter 
for Keepeing of Goody Goodall 1% years for w^** wee 
agree Shee should haue 11': y^ s*' Goodall being Sickly 
& dyed in her house : in pay 11' : : 

Chosen for Surueyors of High wayes viz 
For y® Town w**'in y*^ Bridge ^m'' Honry Bartholomew Jun"* 

& the Bridge (L* John Pickrin 

Isaack Cooke ] 

W™ Ossborn® [-from y^ bridge w*'*in Ipswitch Rode 

m"" Sam Gardner J 
Edward Puttman 

Jon" Puttman [ For y^ Villedge 
Thomas Rayment f & Ipswitch Rode 
& Daniell Reay 

Samuell Gardner D"" To Constable 

for Soe much p*^ him ^ s'' Constable y® Value 
of his Town Rate 

Agreed y* W"" Hirst Shall Giue Notice to y^ Inhabi- 
tants y^ Names Ijof those || who are y® Surueyors of 
ffences & Higwayes by Sett on y^ Meeteing house a List 
of y® ^sons Chosen 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 205 

Agreed that m"^ Rob* Kitching Wife Shall & May Sett 
in y« Pew w*^ M" Epps, M" Sewall &c 

[135] March 25 1689 

Richard Mayber D"" To John Higginson 
For Soe much p*^ him ^ s*^ Higginson 5:5:0 

Salem the 12*'' day Aprill 1689 
Att a Meeteing of the Selectmen this Day Being present 
as ^ margent Cap* Jn" Price Cap* Jn° Higginson m"" Jn" 
Ruck L* Sam: Gardner m'' Rob* Ketching W" Hirst 

The Select men by the Ad nice of Collonell Godny 
Majo"* Brown John Hathorne & Benj^ Brown Esq" being 
present at s^ Meeteing of y® Select Men, doe order that 
the Constables Watch be Continued in this Town to con- 
sist of Eleauen men the maj'' part of s*^ watchmen to be 
Housholders, of w*^^ one of the Ablest to order the watch. 
Two of w^^ Constantly to Walke on the Neck by W" 
Cooks & to be Relieued once in two howers & two to walke 
to the West End of the Town & to bee Releeued as afore- 
said & y* the Constables Se to it to doe there duty hearin 
according to Law & this to Continue till further order 

At a Meeting of the Cap*^ & Select men of this towne, 
May the 6'^ 1689 Being p^'sent 

maf Redford Cap* John Price Cap* Higginson Cap* John 
Putnam m"" John Ruck m'' W° Hirst m"" Sam Gardner 
Jun'' Rob* Kitch'^n 

In persuance of Aduise from the Council of Safty of 
the people & Conseruation of ||y*|| peace beering date 
May 2 1689. Subscribed by Isaac Adington Clarke to 
s*^ Councill 

Agreed by s*" Cap*^ & Select Men that Each Constable 
giue ISTotice to the free holders in theire Respective Wards 
to meet at the vsual place of Meeting On Tuesday Next 
the 7*^ Ins* att One of the Clock afternoone, to attend s'^ 
Order 

[136] Att a Towne Meeting May 7**^ 1689 
John Hathorne Esq"" Being chosen Moderator 

Voted that there Shall be two men Sent to tlie Council 
in Boston there to assist s"^ Councills; Cap*" John Price 
& m"" Jonathan Corwin; are Chosen to be p''sent att & 
assist in the Councill held att Boston the 9*" of this in- 
stant May 1689 according to directions Rec*^ from S'^ 



206 SALEM TOWN EE COEDS 

Councils; And doe humbly p'"sent their desires, that the 
honoured Gouernor majestrates & deputys chosen in the 
Yeare 1686 wold (haueing allwayes due respect to our 
dependance on the Crowne of England, & y® Obligation 
we Lay under by the late declaration, before the Sur- 
render of the Last Gou''m*) Reassume our Charter Gouer- 
ment by taking theire places & forming a Generall Court 
as Soone as possibly May bee unto which wee shall Red- 
dily & cheerfully subject our selues & Be all ways assist- 
ing to the utmost of our powres w^th our Hues & estates 
as fformerly 

Voted Nomine Contra Dicente 

[137] [Blank page.] 

[138] Salem Att A meeteing of the Housholders 
||of this Town 1 1 this 5^^ day of July 1689 being ffryday 
at the TJsuale place Chosen for Moderater John Hathorne 
Esq"- 

Voted that there Should be Seauen Selectmen for y^ 
Yeare 

Chosen for Select Men 

Jonathan Corwin Esq"" Cap* John Puttnam m"^ Tym- 
othy Lindall m"* ISTath^ Puttnam m"" Israeli Porter m'' 
Edward fflint m'' Daniell Andrews 

Chosen for Constables 
m"" Roger Darby ] ni"" Thomas Puttnam 

m"" W" Curtice Jun' J- & m"" John Traske 
W™ Beckett J Seargeant John Pickrin 

Chosen Henry West for Gierke of y^ Markett 

Chosen m'" Rich : Prythirch ) j. o i n t J.^ 

r T 1 XT f for feealers oi Leather 

m John Home 3 

Chosen Isaaek Foote 

Robert Follett 

Ezekiell Water J> for Cutters of ffish 

Thouias Jeggles | 

George HackerJ 

[139] Salem the ll*'^ July 1689 

Att A Town Meeteing holden this day 

Voted that Wearas fower of the Select men Chosen 

at y^ Last To^vn Meeteing holden y^ 5*^ Instant Refused 

to Accept of that Office Namly 

Jonathan Corwin Esq"" m"" Tymo: Lindall m"^ Israeli 

Porter & m"" Daniell Andrew it is Voted y* ffowr Men 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 207 

More Should be Chosen to Serue in there Roomes as 

Select Men 

Chosen for Select Men to Serue in the Roome of those 

Chosen & Refused to Serue as Aboue : viz 
Cap* John Hiffffinson 1 ^i ^ o i , 

Cap* John Price ^^g'^^ ^^^ ^f^^^ ^^^ , 

V Samuell Gardner f f ^^"^""VlK r' 
L* Tho: Gardner J ^^^°«^ ^ ^^^^^^^^ 

Att a meeting of the Select men 26 July 1689 

present Cap* Price Cap* Higginson m"" N Putnam Cap* 

Putnam Tho Gardner Sam" Gardner Jun"" 

Samuel Gardner Jun"" is Chosen to keep the Towne 

bookes for j^ year Ensueing 

m'" Tho. Beadle hath liberty granted to keep a publick 

house of Entertainment prouided he procure a lisence of 

y® County Court & attend y® law therein 

at a meeting of y*^ Select men 16 Septemb"" 1689 

present Cap* Price Cap* Higginson Tho Gardner Sam" 

Gardner 

By vertue of a warrant from Jn" Phillips Esq"" County 

Tresu"" ordered that a towne meeting be warned to be 

on fryday next y^ 20*^ of this Instant Septemb"^ ||at 10 

of y^ Clock in y^ morning] | for the Choice of a Com- 

ishoner or Eighth man, & a Clarke of the writts 

[140] at a Towne meeting the 20*^ Septemb"^ 1689 
Chosen for a Comishoner m"" W™ Hirst 
Chosen for a Clarke of the writts m"" Benj. Gerrish 
at a meeting of the Select, with m"^ Hirst 

p^'sent Cap* Price Cap* Higginson Cap* Putnam Lt Tho 

Gardner Ens Ed flint S Gardner Jun'' 

m"" W" Hirst Refused to Serue as a Comishoner he 

not being a free man according as the law Requires in 

that Case 

ordered that a Towne meeting be warned to be on the 

7^ of October next for the choice of another Comishoner 
at a Towne meeting 7*^^ S""* 1689 
Cap* Jn** Putnam chosen Moderator 
Chosen for a Comishoner m"" manasath marston 
at a meeting of the Select & Comishoner y*" 9*'' 8.89 
By vertue of a warrant from the Country Treasurer to 

take a list of all male ^sons with an Estimation of all 



208 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Estates &; to make Returne to their sheir Towne accord- 
ing to law 

Wee make Returne thereof as followeth viz three hun- 
dred heads & the Estate of the Towne amounting to 
thirty fiue pounds according to law which makes in the 
whole Sixty pounds 

2-10-89 Rec'' of W" Osburne 11' mony for 
his ^t of Rent of land for the yeare 1687 & y^ 
year 1688 " 11. 

24-11 Rec*^ of m"" Jn^ Cromwel 2" 9^ mony for 
y^year 1689 " 2.9 

30-11-89 Rec*^ of Isaac Cook for 3 shares of 
land y® some of 8® mony 8 

Rec'^ of W"^ osburne 5' 4** for 2 shares for y^ 
year 89 5.4 



1-7:1 
28: 10*"™° 1689 at a meeting of y^ Select men 
Agreed by y® Select men that a Constables watch bee 
forth with warned Consisting of fiue able men according 
to Law, Soe to Continue till furth"" ord"" 

[141] at a meeting of y^ Select men 18*'^ decemb"^ 1689 
present Cap* Price Cap* Higinson Cap* Putnam Lt Put- 
nam L* Tho Gardner Ens Ed flint 

Agread that the Select men meet y^ 26*** decemb"^ to 
make the Country Rate 

Agred that Cap* Jn° Putnam L* Tho Gardner & Ens 
Edw: flint are desired k appointed to Sue Tho: Mould 

as he was Constable in the year for the Rates that 

was Committed vnto him in that year to the next Ipswich- 

The Select men approue of wait. Phillips Sen"" to keep 
a publick house of Entertaynment in Salem village for 
the Entertaynment of Strangers — he makeing prouision 
as the law directs 

Att a meeting of the Select men 30: 10: 1689 all being 
present & manaseth marston Comisioner 

By vertue of a warrant Res*^ from John Philips Esq"" 
tresurer dated the 29*** l^Touem'"" 1689 for the making 
one Rate in mony 60^ & fiue Rates in pay 300^ & a war- 
rant dated 6*'' Decem'"" 1689 for the making of one Rate 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 209 

& halfe in monj being 90' the Said Rates ware this day 
made &; Comitted to the Seuer" Constables as ffoll 

mony 1 s d 
Constable John Trask to pay 

y^ Tresurer 22 : : 00 44 : 00 : in pay 

Constable W™ Becket to pay 

y^ Tres-" 25:0:00 50:00:0 

Constable John Pickring to 

pay y« Tres"^ 26 : : 00 52 : 00 : 

Constable Roger Darby to 

pay Tres^ 21:0:00 42:00:0 

Constable William Curtice 

to pay Tres'^ 25 : : 00 50 : 00 : 

Constable Thomas Puttman 

to pay Tres^ 31 : : 00 62 : 00 : 



150:0:00 300:00:0 
And the Ouer Phise of Said Rates to be paid in nnto 
the Select men or their order is as ffolloweth 
Constable Jn° Trask 8 : 00 : 10 6:01 

Const^' W°^ Beckett 7 : 16 : 01 15 : 12 

Const*^' John Pickring 2 : 16 : 09 05 : 13 

Const" Roger Darby 3 : 03 : 08 06 : 07 

Const*^' W^ Curtice 7 : 04 : 06 14 : 09 

Constable Tho. Puttman 3:10:08 07:01 



27:12:06 55:05:00 
[142] Aec° of work done on the high wayes 

Jn° foster 2 dayes 0- 4-0 jg (^ook & W^ osburne 

Jn" King 7 dayes 0.14.0 qmo iggo 

Jn« Southerick'2— 0.04.0 -p ' .^ a , , . 

Sam" Gaskin 3- 0.06.0 ^enj Ashby for 

Dan" Southerick 3—0.06.0 Sawmg 0.10.0 

Rob Pease 2 dayes 0.04.0 Is Cook 24 days 2.08.0 

Jn° Trask 1 day 0.02.0 his team 4^ days 1 . 02 . 6 

Sam' Ebron S i day 0.02.0 -^m osburne 14 

Rob follet 1 dav 0.02.0 ^^^g 1 08 

Jno Bi^ton 3 days 0.06.0 ^.^ ^^^^ 3^ 

Benf Yeary 1 day 0.03.0 - % -. ^ 6 

Jos Siblvl day 0.02.0 ^ ^ ^ . ^'^^'^ 

Sam" Golethite 1 day 0.02.0 Is Cook for tim- 

Tho Veary 1^ day . 03 . ber 0.10.0 



210 SALEM TOWN EECORDS 

Kob Wilson 1 day . 02 . W" osburn for 

Dau*^ foster 1 day 0.02.0 timber 0.08.0 

Jn° Waters 1 day . 02 . 

Jn"^ Pudny Jun^ 1 0.02.0 7.04.0 

Jos. Buxtone 1 day 0.02.0 on other side 3 . 09 . 



3.09.0 10.13.0 

Salem y^ 29*^ 11'"'' 1689 
Receiued of m"" Zach Herrick in mony for Jn** Bachelers 

Estate 
for Rent of Ryal Side for his pt this years 5^ 00* 

Rec^ of Jn° Green in monv for his pt of Rent 

of Ryal Side ^ 5.01.0 

Rec*^ of Jn° Leach in mony for his pt Rent 

of Ryal Side 5.01.0 

Rec*^ of Jn" Tonikins for his pt Rent of Ryal 

Side in monv 5.02.0 



Behind free: Baleh 6*^ 
Jn° waters 6** 

At a meeting of y® Select men 10-12.89 
Present C Price C Higginson Tho Gardner S Gardner 

agread to pay Jn° Bly 40^ in pay on y^ townes ace** 
that is 10^ Each one & also 10^ bv m"" Edw flint 

[143] Salem y« 13*^ 12'"" 1689 
m"" Epes D-" 10^ 10* 6'^ 

to mony p^ you 
to a note on Jn*^ Corwin Esq' for 6^ 0' 0^' 
to a note on maj'' Redford for 3-0-0 I 
to a note on Jn" Marcy for 3-0-0 [ 13.10.0 

to a note on Rog"^ Haskins for 1-10-0 J 
p^ you in mony 4.14.6 



28.15.0 
to yo"" Scollers 31. 5.0 



60.00.0 
at a meeting of y^ Select men y^ 17*'' 12'"*' 1689/90 

nrpQpnf 



all present 

G 

Ent 
him 



ail presem 

Gilbird Taply is allowed to keep a publicque house of 
Entertainment prouided the County Court approue of 

him 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 211 

ordered that 1 1 there || be a Towne meeting warned to 
be on y^ 21**" day of this Instant feberwry for the Im- 
powering of Som meet parson to Call the Constables to 
accoumpt who were formerly Indebted to y*" towne & in 
Case of non payment to sue & Recouer from them all 
Such Somes as are due from them, to Consider of Som 
way to Raise mony for Repairing of the meeting house 
& paying the Townes debts & prouiding for the poore & 
other publicque Charge to Consider of a motion to be 
made by our neighbors of the Village for a Towneship: 
a motion from Jn" Ely for the Continuation of that place 
to him to make brick on: & the motion of m"^ Benj° Ger- 
rish for a Seat in the meeting house for his wife 

m"" William Trask is approued by y^ maj"^ part of the 
Select men to keepe a publicque house of Entertainement 
prouided the County Court allow of him Lef* Sam" 
Gardn"" & Eusigne ||Edw|| fflint are desired & appointed 
by y® Select men to Lay outt & Settle y^ highway form'ly 
y* led between Tho : fflint & Joseph Popes & alsoe a high- 
way neer John Moulton his house 

[144] at a General Towne meeting y^ 21.12'"" 1689/90 

Sam" Gardner is Chosen moderator 

Voated that the Select men are Impowerd to Call the 
Constables to accoumpt & to Receiue w* may be due from 
any of them & in Case they shall Refuse or neglect to 
make vp their acc"^ w**" y® Select men then the Select men 
are hereby Authorised to sue y^ s^ Constables in behalf 
of the Towne — 

Put to Voat 

Whether the former Rates Raised in ISTouemb"" 1688 
for the Releif of the poor, Repairing the meeting house 
mending of high wayes &c Committed to the Constables 
should Stand : 

voated on the ISTegatiue 

Put to Voat 

Whether a new Rate should now be Raised for the 
Releif of thee poore mending of the Highwayes Repair- 
ing the meeting house &c 

Voated on the negatiue 

Voated that the Request of o"" neighbours of the vil- 
lage is Referred vnto the next general towne meeting 
then to be agitated 



212 SALEM TOWN KECOKDS 

Voated that Jn" Bly his Request is granted for the 
Continuation of the place for makeing brick for the year 
Ensueing 

m*" Benj" Gerrish his Request granted for a Seat in 
the meeting house by the pulpit stairs 

[145] at a meeting of y« Select men 21-12-1689/90 
all present 

agread to let fall y* former attachment Serued on 
Constable Tho Mould & that another attachment be forth- 
with Serued on him 

p*^ m*" King by Sam" Gardner 13^ 2*^ in mony for the 
Select mens Expences 

at a meeting of y^ Select men 3 March 1689/90 
Consf dounton you are to giue notice to Tho Mould that 
y^ Select men doe let fall that attachment w*^** you Serued 
on his house dated about y^ 20*^^ decemb"" 1689/90 
Consf Mould Credit y« 13 march 1689/90 
27-12-87 p^ m"" Higginson Sen"" as mony 

by Jn° Rogers as mony 0-8-8 0. 8.8 

by Cap* Higginson for P Mansfield 

12« pay is 0.8.0 

by Docf Swinerton in mony 0.12.0 

by p** Goodm Archer ' 0.08.0 

by Rob: Gray 0.08.0 

l])^ to m"" Gerrish in mony 8 . 00 . 

this to both j& to him bv Pet Cheuers 0.12.0 

] p*^ Sam" Gardner Jun"" in pay 17' 6'^ 0.11.8 
[p'' by Maj"" Browne 4.00.0 



15.08.4 
aduance 50 f en* 7.14.2 



23.02.6 
^ p** m"* Hirst ^ his acknowlegem* 4.10.0 

^ candles to y^ watch 11^ as mony 0.16.6 



28.09:0 
The aboue s*^ acc"^ of Credditt Return*^ Againe to 
Tho Mould ^ Jere iN'eale [this paragraph crossed out in 
original] 

Seuerall abatm**^ to Const*'^^ Tho Mould Const*^'^ in 1686 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 213 

Tlio Higginson 10^ Eliz Kesor as he was Con- 

st^'^ 86 16« 01.06.0 

Tho Mould his owne rate for trouble & seru*"^ 

warants &c 00.15.0 

Jacob mailing 10^ Jn"* Sanders Jun"" 10^ Adam 

Wesgate 10" 01.10.0 

Tho. Wesgate 12" Jn*' Baxter 4" Helen Chard 10" 01.06.0 
Tho Cloutman 10" James Cook 6' Jos. Gray 10^ 01.06.0 
Jn*" Jonson 3" Sam" Very 10" Jn" Edwards 5/2*^ 00.18.2 



07.01.2 

[146] at a meeting of y^ Select men 10 March 1689/90 

m' Nath Howard made Complaint for want of a High 

way by Jn" dodges mill to be Considerd of by y® next 

Select men 

Jn'* Rogers C"" mending glass for y® meeting house & 

Towne house to this day as mony 3' 08" 

p*^ him of y'^ aboue s*^ Som by Sam'^ Gardner 30" 
Const''^ W" Curtice is allowed 5" in pay for warning y*^ 
Constables 

at a meeting of y^ Select men IV^ March 1689/90 
Seuerall ^sons abated in Constable polands list 1686 
Rich Crood 15" Jn" Chaplin 10" Edw flint 15" 2.00.0 
Tho Lewes 6" Tho Meshry 10" m"" Knight 10" 1.06.0 
Jos^ Swasy J 18" Jn« Simpson 10" W™ Swetland 

18" 2.06.0 



posted 5.12.0 
m'" Edw: flint C 

W disburstments on Widdow Tarnel 01-01-9 

^ p'' Jn° Ely in pay 0.15.9 

1.17.6 

Res*^ of fPrancis Nurse for rent of Land 2" 9^ mony 
for w'^'' C John : Price hath allowed in his ace" 4" I'' 

ordered that a Towne meeting be warned to be on Mun- 
day next for y® Choice of Select men & Constables for 
Sealers of leather a Clark of y^ market & a Book keeper 
for y" towne book to answer the petition of o'' neighbours 
of y'' village for a Towneship to Consider of Some way 
to Raise niony & pay for paying y*" Townes debts repair- 
ing high wayes and Rcleif of y*' poor & Repairing y^ 



214 SALEM TOW^'^ RECORDS 

meeting house & to Consider of the petitions of mathew 
woodwel I^at Howard & Joseph Herrick with Respect to 
high wayes 

[147] 17-1 89/90 m'- Kitchin C" by his ace" in pay 

at a general Towne meeting y^ 24 march 1689/90 

Coll"" Gedney is Chosen moderator 

put to voat 

whether o"" neighbours of the village should be a Town- 
ship of themselues 

voated on the negatiue 

voated that Seuen Select be Chosen for y® Year Ensue- 
ing Chosen for Select men Capt Sewall Capt Putnam 
Capt Porter L* Pickering m"" Hirst m"^ Gerrish Sam 
Gardner 

Sam" Gardner is Chosen to keep y^ Towne book & is 
to haue 4^ in pay for this years Seruice & to haue the 
benefit of pay for what Records he shall giue 

W™ Driuer is Chosen Sealer of weights & measures 
Chosen for 1 1 Searchers &|| Sealers ^m^' Tho Gardner 
of Leather Im.' Rich Prithirch 

voated that the Towne house is appointed a place for 
leather to be brought for Sealing & Euery lector day at 
10 of y^ clock is y*^ tynie appointed 
Chosen for Constables] Edw Bishope Senr Is Stearnes 
for y® year Ensueing j- W" osburne W™ Andrew 

jA^at Silsby Benj" Home 

voated that y*' matter with Respect to Towne Rate is 
Referred vnto the next Towne meeting 

voated that Jno Marcy shall haue a Record of his peti- 
tion for keeping a ferrey ouer the North Riuer 

the buisnes of math woodwel !N'ath Howard & Jos'* 
Herrick Phillip English & Tho Green is left to the Select 
men to Consider of & make Report thereof vnto the next 
Towne: & ||toI| mak vp a Seat in the East gallary 

[148] voated that the same Instructions giuen vnto 
the Select men in the yeare 1682 & in the yeare 1686 
are giuen vnto the present Select 

at a meeting of the Select y'' 28"" march 1690 
Cap* Putnam L* Pickring m"" Porter C Sewal S Gardner 

m"" W™ Andrew Constable being present 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 215 

Ju" Kogers is Chosen Clearke of y'' market 
Chosen for Surueyars of fences 
for y*^ Towne 1 Jos neale ffrom y^ bridge 

within y® bridge \- Jn*' Cook I within Ipswich 

J Jn" Williams Cooper [Road 
Peter Cheuers 
J? , e Tvr x] f» , J Joshua Buff om( for the ^Edward flint 
^ j W™ osburne (Southfield|Geo Lockiar 

ordered that all fences be Suffishantly made vp by y^ 
6^^ Aprill next 

Chosen for Surveyars of y® highwayes 
for the ] m"" darby ffrom ye ] daniel South- 

Towne within }^W™ Curtice ^ bridge within [ erick 
the bridge J Sen"" [Ipswich Road J Rob wilson 

1 Tho Preston 
for Ipswich RoadJ-Jn" flint 
& all aboue s'^ RoadJ Tho wilkins 
Tho fuller 
Jn" Procter 
Zach Marsh 
Capt Putnam & m"" Is Porter are desired to Inquire 
into the Case of Tho Green Nath Haword & Jos'' Her- 
rick & make Report thereof to y^ Selectmen 

Capt Sewall m"" Hirst m"* Gerrish & Sam" Gardner are 
desired to Inquire into y^ Case of Ph English & math 
woodwell & make Report of y^ Same 

[149] ordered that the Case of y® woman that hath 
y^ small pox at anthony neadhams house is left to m*" 
Gerrish & Sam" Gardner to Supply to her as need shall 
Require 

at a meeting of the Select men 14"^ 2"'" 1690 
Present C Putnam m'' Porter m"" Pickring m"" Hirst 
m"" Gerrish S Gardner 

ordered that a towne meeting be warned to be on the 
22*^ dy of this month to Consider of Raiseing a Rate 
to defray the Townes Charge & som other Concearns that 
were not finished at y^ last Towne meeting but Referred 
vnto the next & also Concearing planting som part of the 
Neck 

at a General Towne meeting 22**^ 2™*' 1690 
Col Gedney Chosen moderator 



216 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

voated that a Towne Rate be Raised to the vallue of 
two Rates & half in pay for the defraying of the Townes 
Charge 

the buisnes of math woodwel Nath Howard Jos'* Her- 
rick Phillip English Tho Green & y^ makeing vp a Seat 
in the East gallery is l^ft to the Select ||to settle] | & 
finish the Same 

voated that the lower part of the neck below Rams 
home Coue may be planted by^ Som pore parsons dure- 
ing the Townes pleasure & it is left to the Select men 
to Regulate the Same 

As to the Settlement of the aboue Seat ||in the East 
Gallery 1 1 ffra Skerry Jn" Smith Geo fFelt Abra Purchas 
Jonath ffelt Jon" Archer Ben Archer John Neale Jer. 
I^eale haue Liberty to build up s*^ Seat & Sitt in It pro- 
uided they take in Soe many as itt will Conueniently 
hould 

[150] acc° of what Const'^' Edw Bush Rec*^ of Town 
Rate 
of math Barton 4" Jn° Cliford 12" R. flinder 

5^ 4*' 1.01.4 

m' Gerish 10" fra Neal J 4" Jn« Smith 4" 0.18.0 

of Is woodbery 5" Jn° Gauet at Clif ords 3" 4^ 0.8.4 



2.07.8 



Rec*' in wood & Candles & as ^ his ace" 1-14-6 
Rec^ in mony as on other side 0-13-0 



2.07.6 

cliford & Gavit 

acc° of what L* ^eal Rec^ for Const^' Rob Stone of y^ 

Towne Rate 

of Jn« Buttolph 8" 4^ of Jn'' Bullock 6" 8" 

Jn° Sanders 13" 1.08.0 

Jn« Sanders J 4" Jn** W"" Jn° Ingersol 6" 0.14.0 

Pet Hinderson 3-8*^ Jn° Lander 8" 4"* Pet Os- 
good 5" 0.17.0 

m' Driuer 3' Jn° Bennet 3^ 8'^ Ele Keysor 3" 0.09.8 

3.08.8 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



217 



Jn° Buttolph 


8^4^ 


Jn° Smith S 


4^o•^ 


Jn° W"'^ Jim"^ 


4.0 


Jn" Sanders 


13.0 


Math Barton 


4.0 


Jn** Ingersol 


6.0 


Rich flinder 


5.4 


Jn° Lander 


8.4 


Jn** Cliford 


12.0 


Pet Osgood 


5.0 


A"" Gerrish 


10.0 


Ele Keasor 


3.0 


fra Neal J 


4.0 














1.19.4 




2.07.8 


P^bj 




p*' by Const''^] 




Constabl Silsby 




Sj willard ^ 








Pet 


; Hiuderson 


S 0.3.8 




m^ 


Driuer 


0.3.0 




Jn" 


Bennet 


0.3.8 





p^ by 10.4 

Const''^ Is Stearns 
Rich*^ mebors wife is to haue 4' as mony to 
woman three months w'^'' lined at W" Pinsons 
Rich mebor D"" 
to 1 pr 8 of Capt Sewall 
to 8® of L* Pickering 
to 12 of Sam" Gardner 
4-12 to a note on Jer Rogers for 00^ 
16-12 to 12" of S Gardner 
23-12 to 12" of S Gardner 

to a P shoes of m"" Hirst 4" Q^ mony 
of S Gardner 33' pork 3^ f 
16-1 p^ S Gardner 
21-1 of S Gardner 10' pork 3'' f 



7-2 to 1 ps 8 of S Gardner 



keep y* 



0. 


, 6.0 


0. 


8.0 


0. 


12.0 


0. 


12.0 


0. 


12. 


0. 


4.6 


0. 


8.3 


0. 


12.0 


0. 


2.6 



3.17.3 

06 



4.03.3 
[151] ace*" of work on the high ways 1-4-1690 
Dan" Southerick & Rob wilson ouerseers 
Rob Pease 3 days Is Cook 5 Days Jn° foster 

1 day 0.18.0 



218 SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 

Sam foster 2 days Jn" King S 2 days Sam King 

2 days 0.12.0 
Jn° King J 1 day Sam Golethite 1 day Jn° 

Pudny 3 days 0.10.0 

Jn" Burton 1 day James Darlin 1 day H Pasko 

3 days 0.10.0 
D Southerick 5^ days & team 1 day 5^ R wilson 

4 days 1.04.0 



p*^ by Const''^ osburn 3.14.0 

28-11-1690/91 Rec** of m"- Jn" Cromwel for 

Rent in mony 2^9'* 

28.11 Ree*^ of Jn** B for what he is be- 
hind to this t^one 0.13.3 



16.0 
whereof m"" Hirst had 3^ mony 3 







13.0 


Rec^ of fra ISTurse for y^ 


year 88 & 89 


5.6 


Rec^ of Is Cook for 2 si 


lares 

posted 
nt 


5.4 


W sons C on ace** of the Re 


1.03.10 


St Small 5 years 
Sam Ebron S 4 years 


0.13.9 
0.11.0 




Jn" felton 4 years 
]^at felton 4 years 


0.11.0 
011.0 




Jn° Tomkins 4 years 


0.11.0 




Is Cook 1 years 


0.06.0 Jos 


Buxtone 2^9'* 


W™ osburn 1 year 


05.6 




fra nurse 1 year 


0.02.9 





4.02.0 
fr nurse haue deliuerd his share vnto his sons Samuel & 
Benjamin 

at a meeting of y^ Select men y^ 28*** ll""" 1690/91 
Jn° ward is abated 20^ in pay to Const''^ Benj° Home 
Rec^ of Serg*' Leach for his part of Rent of 

Ryal Side 5.01.0 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS 219 

Eec** of Jii" Green for his part of ditto 5.01.0 

Eec*^ of Jn" Tomkins for his P* of ditto 5 . 03 . 

Rec*^ of m'^ Zach Herrick for his P of ditto 5 . 00 . 6 

agread with Daniel Canady to keepe Sarah Lamberts 
Child (which is now at Tho Greens) for one year from 
this present tyme for which he is to be paid by y*^ Towne 
y® some of Seuen pounds in pay & to be freed from all 
Rates for j^ year Ensueing posted into book of ace** 

Dan" Canady D"^ 
to a note on Const^^ Tho Putnam in pay for . 14 . 7 

to a note on Const''^ Edw. Bishope in* pay for 2 . 1.1 



posted into book of acc"^ 3.07.8 

[152] acc° of work on y® highways m"" Darby ouerseer 
Benj° marston 1 day wat palfre 1 day Nat 

Sharp 1 day 0.04 
Edw Bishope 1 day Jn" Baxter 1 day Jn" 

Glouer S 1 day 0.04 
Jn° Glouer J 1 da'y Jn" Hinderson 1 day Hen 

Bray 2 days 0.08.0 
Rich Comer 4 day C"" Smith day Geo Hacker 

2 days "^ ' ' 0.05.0 
Sam Sibly a boy 1 day ||15''!! B Hooper 1 day 

a boy ||15*^|| wat skiner ^ day 0.03.6 
Hen west 1 day Sam west 1 day Rob Kitchin a 

boy 1 day ||15'^|| 0.05.3 

Sam woodwel a boy 1 day 0.01. 3 

Joshua Buffom 2 oxen & horse 2 days 0.09.0 

W"' Pinson 2 oxen & horse & 2 men 1 day 0.06.6 

Edw flint 2 oxen & 1 man 1 day . 04 . 

Caleb Buffom 2 horses & 1 boy 1 day 0.04.0 

Rog"" Darby 1 horse & boy 2 days 0.06.6 

Sam Robinson 1 horse ^ day 0.02.0 

Rog-- Darby 2 days " 0.04.0 

3-07-0 
Agread to allow Tho Green 4' in pay for his keeping of 
Sarah Lamberts Child vnto this present tyme 

agread to pay Rebecca Houten 12' mony for her tending 
the Sick people at Jn** Taplys 



220 SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 

acc° of y^ disposal! of y^ 3' mony Capt Sewall had of 

y** Contribution 

to Serg* Dennes 3^ & pd Peter Cheuers for meat 

ir 0.14. 

to Josh Biiffom for 4 foot wood — to 24' pork 

Coopers :N'urse ||2** %^|| 0.08. 

to ditto 1' butter & 14' bread . 02 . 6 

to Lt England & Procter at m" Gednys to Re- 
fresh them 0.01. 4 
pd m"" Cromwel for fresh meat for y* Sick at 

Taplys . ' 0.02. 

to m'' Norice for 2 Coffins for Roe & Cooper 0.14. 
p^ W" Richards for nurseing & help buring 

Tho Cooper 0.08. 

p*' mony to Rob Mears for y^ Same . 03 . 

p** Jn° Ely for y*^ graue 2" . 02 . 

p*' Vicars & another for burling Roe from aboard 0.05. 



2.19.10 
Ace" of disposall of 40^ mony L' Pickering had of y^ Con- 
tribution 

p'' Richard Mebor 8' & Rob Mecanne 10' 0.18.0 

to James Holgate 1.02.0 



2.00.0 

[153] acc° of work on the High ways W" Curtice 
Sen-" oners'" 21-8-1690 

W" Curtis 3 days 0.6 C Babage 1 day 0.2.0 
W" Curtis J 11 day 3.0 Dan wodland 1 day 
W™ Curtice negro G Hodges boy 1 day 0-1 . 3 

1 day 2.0 

Jn° Lander 1 day 0.2.0 
Pet Cheuers 1 day 2.0 
Maj'" Browns man 

lA d 0.3.0 

Jn° Williams 2 days 0.4.0 
Hen Skerry 1 day 0.2.0 
Nath Beadle 1^ 

day " 3.0 

Jos Archer 1 day 
James Poland 2 day 0.4.0 








.3 


.3 


3-11-90/1 p^ ^ 


Const^' 


Willard 








Jn° Glou^ J 1 day 





.2, 


.0 


Jn" Ward 1 day 


0, 


.2, 


.0 


Sam Beadle 1 day 


0, 


.2, 


.0 


Capt willard negro 








1 day 


0, 


,2. 


,0 


Rich Prithriths boy 








1 day 




1. 


3 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



221 



Sam Shattock 1 

day 0.2.0 

Pet osgoods boy 1 

day 0.1.3 

Jn° wolles 1 day 
The. Beadle 1 day 0.2.0 
S. Archer & Son 1 

day 0.4.0 

Tho Archer 2 horses 

1 d 0.4.0 

fra Skerry 2 ox 1 

hors 1 day 0.4.6 

Jer ISTeal 2 ox 1 hors 

1 day 4.6 

Tho vealy 2 horses 

1 day" 4.0 



Rob Grays boy 1 day 1 . 3 
Josh meshrv 1 horse 

i day ■ 2.0 



0.12.6 
31-11-90/1 p^ ^ Const"' 
B Home 



2.17.3 
31-11-90/1 p-^ f Const'^^ Silsby 

acc° of work about a watch house at Salem Village 
23.4-1690 



Capt walcott 22 days work 2^ W his team 1 day 

4« & 3 C & -^ nails 
Sam Sibly 3 days Joseph Hutchison 4 days 8^ 
I^^ath Putnam 1 tun & 9 foot timber 
Joseph Hutchinson 1% tun timber 
Edward Putnam 3 C long shingle 
to 2 Cord wood of L* JSTat Ingersol & 5' Candles 
Cap*' walcot 1 Cord wood & 4' Candles 



allowed ^ y^ comitte of meletia — aduance — 



as mony 

2.11.8 
0.14.0 
0.03.2 
0.04.4 
0.12. 
0.10.6 
0.06.0 

5.01.6 
2.10.9 



7.12.3 

4-1-90/1 p"^ Const"' Edw Bishopc 
m"" Is Cook is allowed| 20^ as mony for Charge about y^ 
%3 ye Comitte of meltiaf watch & is p" ^ Const"' oslmrne 
pet Ceuers is allowed ] 3^ 6'' as mony for a budge 
'^' y^ Comitte of Meletia) barrel 
m"" Josh Conant is allowed his Rates into his bargaine 



222 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

^ f Comitte of melitia, w"^ is 7^4:^ mony & pay 2^3"4*^ 
p^ by Const^' Willard 

[154] acc° of work on the high ways 9'"*' 1688 dan" 
Andrew ouerseer 
L* IST Putnam 2 men & 6 oxen 1 day, 2 hands 

1 day 00.14-6 

Capt Jn" Putnam 2 men 1 day 00 . 04 . 

Josh Kea Sen"" 3 men 1 day 00.06.0 

Jos Porter 3 men &: 6 oxen 1 day mo 3 men 1 

day 00.18.6 

Dan" Andrew 1^ day-1 uav, 4 oxen 1 day 0-10.0 

Dan" Eea 2 hands & 6 oxen 1 day 00.10.6 

Jn**^ Putnam 1 dav - 1 day & 6 oxen 1 day 00.10.6 

Geo Jacobs 1 day' 00.02.0 

Benj" Putnam 1 dav 00.02.0 

Dan" Andrew 1| day - 1 day - 1^ day - 1| day 00 . 11 . 

Dan" Rea 2 dayes 6 oxen 1 day ' 0.10.6 

James Putnam 1 day 00.02.0 

Godfre sheldin 1 day 0.02.0 

W" sheldin 1 day . 02 . 

Jos. Porter 4 men 1 day 0.08.0 

Jos. Porter 3 men 1 day 0.06.0 

ISTath Putnam 1 day & 6 oxen 1 day & 6 oxen 0.17.0 

Josh Rea S. 1 day'^2 hands 6 oxen'l day 0.10.0 

Jn*^ Putnam for 6 tunn timber 2/6^ ^ 0.15.0 

Dan" Rea 2^ tun timber 2/6*^ ^ 0.06.3 

l^Sith Putnam % tun 0.02.0 



8.10.3 
Josh Rea Sen' 1 day . 02 . 

aec° of work on the high wayes Jos Herrick ouerseer 1688 
Jos Herrik 7 dayes & 4 oxen l|horse|| 1 day 00.19.0 
Edw Bishope 5 dayes & a teame 1 day 0.15.0 

Tho Ra\anent 4 dayes & a teame 1 day 0.13.0 

Josh Rea 2 dayes & a teame 1 day timber 3® 0.12.0 
Jn° Trask 2 dayes 0.04.0 



3.03.0 

Acc° of work on y^ high way Z Goodale ouerseer 1686 
to 4 days work at 2" § . 08 

pd by Const''^ Bishope 



SALEM TOWN BECORDS 223 

[155] an ace** of work on high wayes Jn*^ Putnam 
ouerseer 1689 

I s d 

Tho Preston 1 day 00.02.0 

Jn" Tarboll 1 day 00.02.0 

Sam" Nurse 1 day 00 . 02 . 

Godfre sheldin 1 day 00.02.0 

Jn*'' Putnam 1^ day - 5 dayes 00 . 13 . 
Jn" Putnam Sen"^ 3 hands 2 days, 6 oxen 2 dayes 00.19.0 

James Putnam 2 dayes 00.04.0 

Pet Cloice 5 dayes 4 oxen 1 day - 2 days 00 . 19 . 

Alex osburne 4 dayes 00.08.0 

Dan Eliot 2 dayes*^ 00.04.0 

Capt Putnam 6 days 6 oxen 1 day 00.18.6 

Hen Keany 1 day 00 . 02 . 

C Jn° Putnam 3 'days 00.06.0 

Jn*^ Putnam 2 days & 6 oxen 00.10.6 



5.12.0 



acc° of work on the highways 1686 

Edward Putnam ouerseer 

M""' Mary Putnam 6 day a team 3' timber 4' 0.19.0 

Henry Keany 5 dayes 0.10.0 

Jn^^ walcot 3 days a team 3' 09.0 

Edw Putnam 8 dayes - a team 2 days 6^ 1 . 02 . 

Jn° Putnam Jun"" 4 days 2 oxen 18^^ 0.09.6 

Tho Putnam 6 days a team 2 days 6" 0.18.0 

Peter Prescot 3 days '^ 0.06.0 

James Prince 1 day 0.02.0 



4.15.6 
aec" of work on the highways ISrouemb"" 1686 at Rmnbridge 

ISTath Ingersol ouerseer 
Nat Ingersol 2 days 4 & timber 3' 0.07.0 

waiter phillips a man & team 2 davs 0.10.0 

W°^ Sibly 2 dayes Jn° walcot 2 dayes 0.08.0 

Jos Swinerton 2 days Benj Holton 2 days 0.08.0 

Jn*' Hutchison 1 day 0.02.0 

1.15.0 



224 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

[156] at a meeting of f Select men ^S'"" 2'"*' 1690 
all present but m"" porter 

ordered that y^ pay of those 
Rog'' Hoskins & Jn° marcy for their ferrage by the year 
||from this time for[ward]|! shall be Equally diuided 
between s*^ Haskins & massey & this to Continue vntel y^ 
Select men take further ord*" 

Agreed w"' Walter Skinner to Keepe the Town heard 
this Yeare from y^ first day of may N^ext liUtill the tenth 
day of N'ouember Next the Said Walter Skinner is to call 
for the Heard Euery morning according to the Usuall 
manner & Bring them home at Night and he is to haue 
three Shillings & Nine pence for Each cow, one third 
part in mony and the Rest in pay & he is to take his 
mony & pay of the persons owners of the said Cow or 
Cows, and he is to be Allowed a man on Sabbath dayes 
once in y® Yeare for him that hath two Cows and soe por- 
tionably for him or them that keepes More or Less or Six 
pence in mony for Each cow 

ordered that Nath Silsbey ward shall goe from the lane 
by St Daniel his house vnto the north side of Geo Hodges 
his house & land, & that Benj° Homes ward shall Come 
downe the north side of the lane leading from W™ Mars- 
tons vnto Sam" Williams Soe low as the west side of Sam*^ 
Williams his house & land & from thence to Run Strait 
to y® north Riuer 

[157] at a meeting of the Select men 5*'' may 1690 
present all but L* Pickring 

By vertue of a warrant Rec^ from Jn° Phillips Esq"^ 
Country Treasurer dated y^ 2^ aprill 1690 for the make- 
ing of ten Single Rates in pay amounting vnto Seuen 
hundred & fifty pounds & also by || vertue of|l a voat of 
y^ towne y^ 22"' Aprill 1690 for the makeing of a Towne 
Rate in pay to y^ valine of two Single Country Rates & 
a half for the defraying of the Townes Charge the said 
Rates were this day made & committed vnto the Seuerall 
Constables as followeth 

1 ouerplus Towne Rate 
Const^^ W" Andrew to 

pay y" Treasur"* 100.00.0 13.14.0 28.08.6 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 225 

Const^^ ITath Silsbj to 

pay y« Treasu'' 130.00.0 15.09.0 3G.07.3 

Const''^ Is Stearns to pay 

y^ Treasu'' 124.00.0 14.11.0 34.12.9 

Const^^ Benj Home to 

pay y'^ Treasu"" 125.00.0 14.18.0 34.19.6 

Const''^ W° osburn to pay 

y" Treasu'' 109.00.0 8.16.0 29.09.0 

Const^^ Edw. Bishope to 

pay y" Tres-^ 162.00.0 14. 2.0 44.00.6 



750.00.0 81.10.0 207.17.6 
more added to Ed Bishops list 4.10 0.16.6 

Granted liberty to these seuerall ^sons following to 
build vp a Seat just before y^ seat in w*^^ Jn" Ropes Sitts 
viz fra Skerry Jn" ISTeal Jn" Smith Geo: williams Jer 
N'eal Jun"" W™ Robinson Rob Mears Henry Skerry Jun^ 
Henry williams Henry Lunt, & if the Seat will hold more 
they are to take more into it 

ordered that it is left to any four of y'' Select men to 
lay out y® land in the neck w^'* was formerly belonging 
vnto old m"" Richard Hollinworth 

W'" way Jacob fuller & Tho fuller C 30« for Killing a 
wolf pd by Const''^ Edw: Bishope 
at a meeting of y^ Select men 28"' may 1690 
Capt Putnam m"" Porter m'" Hirst S Gardner 
m"" Israel Porter & m'' W" Hirst are desired & Impowerd 
to lay out a high way from Joseph flints vnto m"" 
Humphrys farme & soe to lin lyne 

ordered that notes be Charged on the Constables for 
the payment of those debts for w*^*' the towne Rate was 
made 

[158] 



m @ S Golethite 
Jos Pope 



Const"' Jn° King Rec*' of Cornelius 
Baker 10^ 



W°> Sibly r of Tho Bell 4« of Geo Haruy 3^ 4 
Tho. RaymentJ 3 

of Jn'' Creasy 2' of Sam Ebron 
2sgd " 2 

2.6 
1.1.6 



226 SALEM TOWX EE COEDS 

Jn** Gloid 

Hum Case m to pay Tho Yealy for y^ towne 4^6^ 

W" Gill 
at a meeting of the Select men 5*^^ August 1690 
By vertue of a warrant Rec*^ from Jn" Phillips Esq'' Coun- 
try Treasur" dated 24*'' July 1690 for the makeing two 
single Country Rates & an half in mony amounting vnto 
one hundred Eighty seuen pounds ten shillings for present 
Supplies against the Comon Enemys french & Indians & 
other Emergencies the Said Rates were this day made & 
Comitted to the Seueral Constables as foUoweth 
To be paid the Treasur"* ouerplus to be paid vnto 

Const^' W" Andrew 
Const''' E'ath Silsby 
Const'" Is Stearns 
Const'" Benj Home 
Const"' W" osburne 
Const*" Edw. Bishope 



at a Towne meeting 3*^ 7"° 1690 

Capt Jn° Higginson Chosen moderator 

m'' Timothy Lindall Chosen Comishoner 

Memorandum persons y* Complaine there Rates are too 

hye 

Jere Rogers) John Glouer about Mayntenance 

Zeb. Hill ] is abated of his Rates to Const''' Stearns 

4^ mony & 16® in pay 
Jer Rogers is abated to Const'" Stearns in pay 10® pd by 

Const"' Stearns y^ 23.12 1690/1 
manas marston is abated to Const'" Stearns 3® mony 

[159] at a meeting of the Select men & Comishoner 
the 8*"^ septemb"" 1690 then made a list of the male t^sons 
& Estate of the Towne Containing 470 heads & 24'3®11"^ 
Estate, the whole amounts vnto 63'07'3*^ 

at a meeting of y^ Select men 13*'' October 1690 
present all but m'' Porter 

the Gen' Court haueing ordered the Select men of 
Euery Towne to pay two shillings W weak to Each family 



the Select 


men or their ord"" 


24.00.0 


3.08.0 


33.00.0 


3.04.0 


32.00.0 


2.10.10 


33.00.0 


2. 0.6 


26.00.0 


2. 6.9 


39.10.0 


3.11.0 


187.10.0 


17.01.1 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 227 

where the head [jof s^^H family is sent forth in y*' pub- 
lick Seruice 

Agreed to draw Notes on y*^ Seueral Constables for V 
pay ment of y'^ S^ two shillings ^ weak to each family 
& what y® Constables shall pay by order of y^ Select men 
we doe promise & ingage they shall be allowed the Same 
by The Treasurer out of their Country Rates 

at a meeting of y^ Select men y® 27—8-90 
m"" Tho Rayment is abated 10^ in pay & his mans Rates 

at a meeting of y^ Select 24-9-1690 

Capt Sewall D"" to a note on Const''^ Home 20^ pay 
Sam" Goulthite is abated 10^ pay to Const**^ osburn 
Capt Sewall D"" to a note on Const^^ osburne for 12^ for 
wood for wach 

Sam*^ Gardner D"" for a note to Const^' osburn for 10^ 
in pay 

at a meeting of y** Select men 25-9-1690 
Jos Pope is appointed Surueyar of the Highway from 
his house to y^ house of Tho flint Sen"* which he is to 
mend at his owne charge where it is damnified by his stop- 
ing y® water 

[160] ace** of v^ distribution of y® mony giuen for 
the Releif of wounded & sick of y^ Small Pox 1.10.10 
m"" Hirst for Dennes & Morgan 3.01.0 

Sam" Gardner 3.00.0 

to m"* Gerrish for Taplys family 3.00.0 

to ditto for Peters family 1.00.0 

to ditto for whitford 18.6 

to Capt Sewall for Cooper &c 3.00.0 

to Coll Gedny for Jn« Johnson 0. 6.0 

to L* Pickering 2.00.0 



to Jn° Alford y^ Corne from Tho Pinson) 16.05.6 

& m"^ Dolebear 3 
acc° of y^ Distribution of y^ 3^ del Sam" Gardner 

pd m"" Gerrish for m"" willowby 0.18.0 

del Jn« whitefoot 0.06.0 

8-10 Goodv Taplv 4^8'' mony 2^ suger 4*^ %^ 0.05.4 

1^ butter 14^ bred 2^ 2814^ pork 2*^ ? 0.07.3 

Jn'' Presberv IS'' pork 8*^ suger 4^ bred 0.02.6 



228 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

pd Jn** Ely - monj . 02 . 

9-10 to 4" mony & 1 bu Ind at mill 0.06.0 

9-10 Presberys tender 8*^ monv to buy bear . 00 . 8 

10-10 Goody Bray 18^ beif 2^ f 0.03.0 

Presbery W pork 4%^ beif 12^ bred 0.02.6 

Goody Brav 2« bred . 02 . 

Presbery 7^ pork 8'* mony 0.02.0 

2.17.3 

to Good Taply in mony 0.03.0 



3.00.3 
Persons Added to Bishops list in y^ 20 Rates 
0.6.8 Ben Bridges 01-0-0 

0.6.8 Sam" Barton 01-0-0 

0.6.8 W"> Beale 01-0-0 

0.6.8 W" Chubb 01-0-0 

0.6.8 Moses Gattingsby 01.0.0 
0.6.8 Samuell Lane 01.0.0 Jn" Rea 1-05 

0.6.8 John Merrell 01.0.0 Jn° Weldin 1-00 

0.6.8 Isaac ^eedham 01.0.0 

*0.6.8 Jn" Parker 01.0.0 

[161] at a Towne meeting f 2-10-1690 
Coll Gedny Chosen moderater 

Capt willard is Chosen Constable in the Room of W" 
Andrew & to finish the Collecting of y*' Rate Committed 
to S"^ Andrew ||& others y* shall be this yeare|| for which 
he is to haue ten pounds as mony pd him as mony by y® 
Towne & this to be for his Turn of Seruing Constable as 
by his owne Agreem* & Sworn at y® Same time 

Voted (nemine Contradicente) that y^ ^sant Select 
men shall haue power to Call all Constables both former 
& present to an account for what is due to the Towne and 
also all other persons whatsoeuer y* are anwayes In- 
debted to ye Towne & if need be to Sue arrest & Implead 
any Such persons as need requires according to thier dis- 
cretion 

Voted that Two Rates & a halfe shall be Raised forth- 
with for y*' Releif of y^ poor & Repairing of y® meeting 

* Crossed out. 



SALEM TOWN RECOKDS 229 

house & mending high wayes & j^ it be paid in to y^ 
Select men for that End 

Voted that y® Select men doe take care of & Releine 
y^ poor Out of y*^ Towne Stock as need shall require 

at a meeting of y^ Select men 8^^ 10-1690 
m"" Nath Howard C" by killing 2 wolues — pay 3^ w*^^ is 
pd by Const*** osburne 

Jn° Durland is abated his Towne Rate & mony Rate to 
Const''* Edw. Bishope 

m"" Ruck D"" to a note on Const*** Stearns in pay for 4'02''6'* 
Edw Gaskin is abated 7^9** of his Rates to Const*** W" 
osburne 

[162] at a meeting of y^ Select men 19**^ 10'"° 1G90 
all present 

By vertue of a warrant Rec^ from Jn" Phillips Esq^ 
Country Treasurer dated y^ 28**' 9°*° 1690 for the make- 
ing of twenty single Rates in pay amounting vnto nine 
hundred fifty three pounds eighteen shillings 4'* & also 
by vertue of a warrant Rec** from y® Committe of Melitia 
of Salem for y*' Raiseing of 150* in or as mony for y® 
defraying of y® Charges about fortification in Salem &; 
also by vertue of a Voat of y^ Towne 2^ lO'"" 1690 for 
y** Raiseing of two single Rates & half in pay w''*' is for 
y* Releif of y^ poor & other nesessary Charges w*'*' Rates 
were this day made & Committed vnto y® Seueral Con- 
stables as followeth. 



to pay y^ Treasur"" 




ouerplus 


Const*** Sy willard 


106. 0.0 


21.15.0 


Const*** Isfath Silsby 


163. 0.0 


24.05.0 


Const*** Is Stearns 


153. 0.0 


22.17.0 


Const*** Benj. Home 


162. 0.0 


23.08.0 


Const*** W° osburne 


152. 0.0 


20.08.0 


Const*** Edw. Bishope 


217.18.4 


31.01.8 




953.18.4 


143.14.8 


to pay y^ Comitte of Melitia 




ouerplus 


Const*** 'Sy willard 


16.0.0 


5. 5.10 


Nath Silsby 


26.0.0 


5. 4. 2 


Is Stearns 


24.0.0 


5. 6. 2 


Benj° Home 


26.0.0 


4.18. 



230 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 





W™ osburne 


24.0.0 


4.14. 


8 




Edw. Bishope 


34.0.0 


7.10. 







150.0 


32.18. 


10 


Const''^ 


Sv willard 
]^atli Silsby 
Is Stearns 
Benj° Home 
W™ osburne 
Edw. Bishope 


21. 5.10 

31. 4. 2 
29. 6. 2 
30.18. 
28.14. 8 
41.10. 








182.18.10 





[163] at a meeting of j^ Select men y^ 26.10.1690 
m"^ Israel Porter D"" to a note on Const^' osburn in 
post pay for 47^ w*^*^ is for work on y® highways 

Deacon marston D"" to a note on Const**' Stearns in 
post pay on y^ towns ace" 9*10^8^ 

at a meeting of y® Select men y^ 30-10-1690 

(S Gardner Eec** of Ed Bush 13^ mony on y^ 
post I towns ace" 

L* Neal D"" for mony gathered of Seueral ^sons on 
y® townes ace" as he was Const''' for Rob Stone in 

y^ year 1688 mony 3.08.8 

p'' you by Sam" Gardner as mony 0.12.6 

p** you by m"" Josiah wolcot mony as ^ his ace" 1.19.3 
23-12 ip-* you by Capt Price mony 0.18.0 

6.18.5 
2-1-90/1 p** for you to wat skiner mony 0.04.0 

L* ISTeal C W allowance for loss of timber &c mony 3.0.0 
Pec'' W his ace" for makeing a new pound &c mony 2.17.0 
Pec*^ ^ his owne Pate & others 0.08.0 

Pec** ^ Deacon marston as mony 0.08.0 

6.13.0 

Pec"* more ^ Ens marston . 02 . 

Pec^ ^ abatement 6.15.0 

fCap* Jn" Putnam D"" to a note on Const**' Ed 
post I Bishope for 26*3'' in pay 

agread to pay Good Bath by Sam" Gardner 
viz. by Capt Jn" Putnam 02.0.0 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 231 

by m'" Israel Porter 02.0.0 

by Capt Sewal — 01.0.0 

by S Gardner 02.0.0 

by m"" Hirst 7.0.0 

by L* Jn° Pickering 

[164] acc° of work on y^ high way at Rum bridge 
S-O'"" 1688 Jn^'^ Walkott 

Jos. Holton Sen"" 2 dayes 1 day 0.06.0 

fra. ISTiirse Sen"" 4 dayes & his boy 1 day 18** 0.09.6 

Jn" Hutchison 1 day . 02 . 

Benj. Hutchison 2 dayes 1 day 0.06.0 

Kat Ingersols boy 3 dayes 18"* ^ 4 oxen 1 day 0.09.6 

Jn" Hadlock 1 day timber 6'* . 02 . 6 

W" Allen 1 day 0.02.0 

Jn** walcot 2 dayes 1 day 0.06.0 

Jn*** walcot 2 dayes more 2 dayes 4 oxen 1 day 0.13.0 

Benj. woodrow 1 day — 1 day 0.04.0 

Sam Sibly 1 day — 2 dayes 0.06.0 

Jos Holton J 1 day — 2 dayes 0.06.0 

waiter Phillips for timber 2" 0.02.0 

Benj. Holton 1 day & timber 4" 0.06.0 

Jn*'' walcot S. 2 dayes 4 oxen 1 day 09.0 

5-10-88 

Bray wilkins 1 day 2 days 4 oxen 1 day 0.11.0 

W" way 1 day 0.02.0 

Jn° Buxton 1 day 2 boys & team 4 oxen 0.10.0 

W" Sibly 1 day 2 oxen 0.03.6 

Hen wilkins 1 day & 2 oxen 0.03.6 

Jn" Willard 1 day & 2 oxen 0.03.6 

Jacob fuller 1 day 0.02.0 

Tho fuller 2 dayes 0.04.0 

Tho wilkins boy 1 day 0.01.6 

Jos Hutchison Jun"" 1 day 0.02.0 

Jn*"" walcot Sen' 2 dayes, 1 day : | day 4 oxen 0.08.0 

Benj. Hutchison | day 0.01.0 

7.00.6 
[165] acc° of work on y^ high way at Andouer bridge 
4.10.1688 

Tho flint ouerseer 

Tho flint 6 dayes 6 oxen 1 day 0.18.6 



232 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



L* fuller 3 dayes 2 oxen 1 clay 
Jn*^ walcot 3 days 4 oxeu 1 day 
Jn" Buxton 1 day 4 oxen 1 day 
Tbo wilkins 1 day with 2 oxen 



1 day 



1 day 



Benj Hutchison with 2 oxen 

W" way 1 day 

Hen wilkins 3 dayes 

Jn° willard 1 day 

James Smith 1 day 

Jn° Hutchison 1 day 

Jacob fuller 1 day 

Tho fuller 1 day 

W™ Sibly 1 day 

Benj. fuller 2 dayes & 2 oxeu 

W^ Allen 1 day 

Alexand"" osburne for timber 10^ 

8.9.88 on Ipswich Road & seueral other 

Jn° Procter 5 hands 1 day & 4 oxen 1 day 

Tho flint 3 hands 1 day & 6 oxen 

Anth JSTeadham 3 dayes 

Jos flint 1 day 

W" shaw 2 dayes 
9.9.88 Jn° Procter 4 hands & 4 oxen 1 day 

Tho flint 6 oxen & 3 hands 
14 . 9 . Jn" Procter 4 hands & 4 oxen 1 day 

Tho flint 6 oxen & 3 hands 
— 88 Anth jSTeadham 3 hands & 4 oxen 1 day 

Tho flint 1 day 

Jos flint 1 day 

James Gould 1 day 

Jos Pope 1 day 

Rob moulton 1 day 

Jn" Pudney 1 day 

Jn° Harwood 2 dayes 

Sam" Cutler Jun"" 1 day 

Zach marsh 1 day 

Stephen Bicford 1 day 

Tho Green 1 day 



0.09.6 
0.11.0 
0.07.0 
0.03.6 
0.03.6 
0.02.0 
06.0 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 
0,02.0 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 
0.07.6 
. 02 . 
0.10.0 

0.15.0 
0.14.6 
0.06.0 
0.02.0 
0.04.0 
0.13.0 
0.12.6 
0.13.0 
0.12.6 
0.11.0 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 
0.04.0 
0.02.0 
. 02 . 
0.02.0 
0.02.0 



11.00.0 



SALEM TOWX RECOKDS 233 

[166] m"^ Daniel Epes D"^ 5*^ IS""" 1690/1 
to yo^ ace** of Scollers 26.02.6 

to a note on Jn*^ Corwin Esq"^ for 03.00.0 

to a note on naaj"" Redford for 03.00.0 

to a note on m"" Rog' Hoskins for 01.10. 

to mony paid vou 12,00.0 

nath Carrel Jun'" C ^ killing a wolf in pay I^IO'O^ 
5.12.90/1 pd by Const" W" osburne 
Sam^^ Gardner his acc° of disburstments on people Sick 
of y*' Small pox 

15-9-90 to 3' suger & 2^ bntter Caried abord W" Bowdish 

0.02.0 
to 9 & I yds hall Cloth 2^ ^ to make beds & 

pillows 0.19. 

to 2* mony for wood & 1^ for Candles 0.03. 

19-9- to 20'^ beif 2^ ^ 21-9- to 6%} pork S' 

beif 12^ bred all 0.08. 2 

to 2' butter 3^ suger 1^ mony 0.03. 

25-9- to 2^ suger 1' butter 16*^ mony 5^^ pork 

& 9|^ beif ' " 0.05. 

26-9- to" 22^' bred 11^^ beif 3* suger 18** mony 0.07. 6 
29-9- to 2' suger & 1^ butter 9-11 Coopers wife 

9-^ bred ^ 0.01.11 

26-11- to Ens Dennes 14 C bred 04. 

as mony 2.13. 7 

aduance 1. 6. 9 



4.00. 4 
1688 ace'' of what Const^^ Josiah wolcot Collected of a 

Towne Rat-e mony 
Sam" Beadle 6^ Maddom Corwin 5^4'^ Edw 

:NTorice 6^ 0U7^4«^ 

Is W°^* S. 3^4'^ Hen west 4''8*' Josi wolcot 12" 

B. Home 4^4'' 1.04.4 



pd ^ Const"' Benj. Home 2.01.8 



234 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

Jii° Barton Chirug' 0.05.6 



2. 7.2 



Const*'' Josi wolcot C"^ 
pd L* Neale SO'S'^ pd Deacon marston 8«6^ 2.07.9 

[167] at a meeting of f Select men f 16-12 . 1690/1 
Seueral ^sons abated their Kates to Const**^ Benj. Horn 

Dan"* Joy 
Jn** flint 
W" finney 
W Godfre 
James Carter 
Charles Mecartee 
Philip Gauet 

0.16.0 6.11.3 

Deacon marston D'' in mony towards shingling y^ meet- 
ing house 

of Maj"" Browne 6^ of m"" Benj. Browne 30" 7.10. 

of Capt Sewall 40" of Benj. marston 2^ 4.00. 

of m"- Kitchin 21" of Const**' wolcot 8%^ 1.09. 6 
of Rich Comer 6" Alexand"" Mackmallen 2" pd 

^ Horn 0.08. 

of Sam" Gardner 4*10"4'^ of m' Hirst 3' 7.10. 4 



mony 


pay 


0. 4.0 


0.18.9 


0. 0.0 


0.18.9 


0. 4.0 


0.18.9 


0. 4.0 


0.18.9 


0. 0.0 


0.18.9 


0. 4.0 


0.18.9 


0. 0.0 


0.18.9 



20:17:10 
Isack Veary & Benj. Veary C ^ killing a wolf 

pay 1.10. 

pd ^ Const^^ W° osburn 
Josiah white is abated half his Rates to Const^^ osburne 
Jn° Lambert S. not abated 

Agread to allow Deacon marston for keeping Alisf^ Grimes 
(from y® middle of October to y* lO*** of Aprill next) y® 
some of 40" mony out of y® poors box & 4*10" in pay 
fra Nurse Sen"" is abated 10" in pay to Const**^ Edw 
Bishope 

Alexand"* osburne is abated 10" in pay to Const*" Edw 
Bishope 



SALEM TOWIs" RECORDS 



235 



[168] Const^i Jii*» Trask S D' 



Jacob Phillips 
Sam Stacy 


pay 

0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 

0. 9.0 

0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 
0.18.0 
0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 


mony 

0.04.2 

0.04.2 

0.04.4 

0.04.2 
0.04.2 
0.04.2 
0.04.2 
0.09.0 
0.04.2 
0.04.2 


pay 

6. 1. 
4.13. 


,8 
,8 


mony 
3. 0.10 
2.14. 2 


Hen Bartholmew 


1. 8. 
12 





6. 8 
6. 


I^ath Carrel 
Humph Case 
old Dalin 
Jn" Gloid 
his own Rates 
Mical Derich 
Benj. woodrow 


0.16. 

pay 

12.2* 

18. 
8.4 





0. 0. 8 


Edw Britten — 
An*^ Carrel - 
Jn^ foster 
W" Trask 

W" Beckit D' ou( 
Jn*' Buttolph 
Eich Chard 


4.13.8 

0.12 
jrplus 


2.06.8 
0.07.6 




2.14.2 
0. 6.0 

15. 


mony 
7-16-1* 
9 
4.2 




16. 
15. 


18.6 
1.5 


8.09.3 
7.11.9 



1.17.1 0.17.6 

at a meeting of y* Select men y^ 23.12.1690/1 

present all but m"^ Gerrish 
Jer Rogers C W Clay & Stones for y^ meeting 

house 0. 4.10 

23.8.85 by 3 dayes work on the high way w*'' 

his Cart 0.10. 6 



0.15. 4 



* Crossed out. 



236 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



3.7.90 abated of yo"" rates in pay 



0.10. 



pd by Const^^ Is Stearns 1.5.4: 

Jacob fuller C^ for killing a wolf f 18*' l^" 1690 

pd by Const^^ Edw Bishope 

Jn*' Glouer Senor is allowed his Rates to Const^' Home 

towards the Releif of his mother Guppey— note giuen 

Edw. Bishope made Complaint that he wants a way to 

Ijig iiou [torn] the Select men doe make Choice of 

m"^ Israel Porter & Serg* Jn" Leach to take a view of y^ 
Same & make Report thereof vnto the Select men 

the owners of the Ship mayflour are allowed Eight 
pounds as mony for Entertayning aboard S*^ ship the Sick 
people w*"'' Com from Canada 

[169] m"" W" Curtice Constable D"" ouerpluss in 

Rates viz 

mony 7. 4.6 pay 14.09.0 

Ditto C^ Abatem* on Rates 6.13.2 11.11.4 



Settled 12' 
Town 



"16: 1690 Call dew to y' 



0.11.4 & 2.17.8 



Tho Roe abated 

abatements 
Jn° Archer S. 
Tho Arthor 
Jn" Bennet 
Tho. Bendol 
Hum. Coomes 
W" Curtice J 
M Chapleman 
Geo Cox & Son 
Tho Cloutman 
Allen Chard 
James Cox 
Sam Dutch 
Jn** Grenslate 
Pet Hinderson 
Jn° Hinderson «. 
Jn" Johnson 



pay 

0. 4 
mony 
0. 4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4, 
4, 
5, 



0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 



.2 
.2 
,0 
2.6 
8.4 
2.6 
4.2 



0. 2.0 

pay 

0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 
0. 8.4 
0.10.0 
0. 5.0 
0.16.8 
5 



4.2 
4.2 



0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 





8.4 
8.4 
5.0 
5.0 

8.4 
8.4 
8.4 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



237 



P mansfield J 
Ben Small 
Sam Veary 
Hill Williams 
4 S"" Edmonds men 
Pet Cheiiers 
W" Den 
Jn*' Gloiier J 
James Hardy 
Elias Hasket 
Jn** Sanders J 
Jos Grimes 



wood for watch 



0. 


4.2 


0. 8.4 


0. 


4.2 


0. 8.4 


0. 


4.2 


0. 8.4 


0. 


4.2 
12.6 


0. 8.4 


0. 


2.0 


0. 4.0 


0. 


6.0 


0.12.0 


0. 


4.2 


0. 8.4 


0. 


5.0 


0.10.0 


0. 


4.2 


0. 8.4 


0. 


6.0 


0.12.0 


0. 


4.2 


0. 8.4 



6. 5.8 

0. 7.6 



war||n||ing y* Const^^^ 



11.06.4 
0. 5.0 



11.11.4 



6.13.2 

[170] 

pay mony 

Const''^ Jn" Pickering D"^ ouerplus 5.13. 6 2.16. 9 

W" Candish 8.4 0. 4. 2 



C 



abatements 



6.01.10 3.00.11 
-6. 8. 3. 9.10 



due to Mm pd f Const''^ Steams 0.6.2 0. 8.11 
C"^ for his ace'' of wood for y^ watch 08 . 6 



abatements 



Auger 



pd f Const"^ Stearns 
mony 

0.4 



0.17. 5 



Benj. 

m*" Hen Bartholmew S. 0.4. 2 

Tho Cotes 0.4. 2 

m"^ Danes Scolmaster 0.4. 2 

Jos. Darlin 0.4. 2 

Tho Darlin 0.2. 6 

fra. Eliot 0.4. 2 

Benj. Ganson 0-4. 2 

Geo. Herrick 0.4. 2 



0. 
0. 
0. 


0. 

0. 







8.4 
8.4 
8.4 
8.4 

8.4 

8.4 
8.4 
8.4 



238 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



Jn** Hinckson 
Jn*^ N-eale 
Charls Phillips 
iN'at Pitman 
Corn^ Tomson 
Isaac whitaker 
The Michel 
Jn" Pickering 
Geo Darlin 



0.4. 
0.2. 
2. 
4. 
0.4. 
0.2. 
0.4. 
0.9. 
0.5. 



8.4 



3.9.10 



Const^^ Rog' Darby D*" ouerplus 

mony pay 
1 s d 1 s d 
C W abatements 2.1.8 4.0.8 
^ 1 Cord wood 0.8.0 



0. 8.4 
0.18.0 
0.10.0 

6.08.0 



mony pay 
3. 3.8 6.7.4 
2. 9.8 4.0.8 



0.14.0 2.6.8 





2.9.8 




abatements 


mony 


pay 


Jn" Atwater 


0.2.6 


0. 0.0 


Sam Beadles 






Jn** Chaplin 


0.4.2 


0. 8.4 


Jn*^ flint 


0.5.0 


0.10.0 


Jn«> flint 


0.4.2 


0. 8.4 


W" finney 


0.4.2 


0. 8.4 


W" Godfre 


0.4.2 


0. 8.4 


Jn" Hinderson J. 


0.4.2 


0. 8.4 


Pet Hinderson 


0.4.2 


0. 8.4 


Pet Joy 




8.4 




Jn*' Parker 


0.4.2 


0. 8.4 


Kat Sharp 


0.2.6 


0. 4.0 


Jehos — Rogers 


0.2.6 


0. 0.0 



2.1-8 



4.00.8 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



239 



[172] Const" w™ Beckit B' ouerplus of his Rates 



mony 
7 . 16-1 



pay 

15.12. 2 



2 ^sons added 0.10.2 1.00. 8 



8.06.3 16.12.10 
7.15.9 14.19. 6 



0.10.6 1.13. 4 



abatements 










Jacob Allen 


0. 


6.3 


0. 


,12.6 


mch° Bartlet 


0. 


4.6 


0. 


09.0 


W"" Bab 


0. 


4.6 


0. 


9.0 


Tho Bab 


0. 


4.6 





9.0 


W" Beckit 


0. 


8.4 





16.8 


Josh Conant 


0. 


4.2 





8.4 


Jos. Comer 





4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jn° Douster 


0. 


4.2 





8.4 


Math Done J 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


B facy 


0. 


5.0 


0. 


10.0 


Bat Gale 


0. 


2.6 


0. 


5.0 


Ellen Hollinworth 


0. 


4.2 





8.4 


Tho Jegels 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jn" Langford 


0. 


2.6 


0. 


5.0 


fra more 


0. 


5.0 


0. 


10.0 


Benj. meshry 


0. 


2.6 


0. 


5.0 


Pet miliar 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


W^ Melican 


0. 


2.6 


0. 


5.0 


James Mould 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jos. meshry 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jn° Parker 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jos Striker 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jn° Starkey 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


wat whitford 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


zach white 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


fra Neal S 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jn** Stephens J 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


I^sTat Jegels 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jn**^ Dunham 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 


Jn*^ Hilliard 


0. 


4.2 


0. 


8.4 



240 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



Jn° Taplj J 
Jos Taply 
W" Henfield 


0. 
0. 
0. 


4.2 

4.2 
5.0 


8.4 
0. 8.4 
0.10.0 


Jn" Taplv S 
The Roe'^ 


0. 
0. 


5.0 

4.2 


0.10.0 

0. 8.4 




7. 


9.9 


14.19.6 


wood & Candles 


0. 


6 






7. 


15.9 




Abatem*^ more 








Rob* Bray 
Ph. Hirst 




5.6 

5.0 


11.0 
0.10.0 


Peter Poimden 






0. 8.4 


Ab' Gale 






4.0 



10.6 1.13.4 

[173] at a meeting of y« Select men 23-12-1690/1 
W™ Sawyar & Son wels are abated half ther Rates to 

Const''^ Benj. Home 
Cap* Jn" Putnam C for 16 Sleepers not allowed ^ y* 
Comitte of melittia at 2^ ^ in pay & for 40^ in pay to 
pay Sa. Gardner for Goody Bath pd ^ Const''^ Bishope 
m*" Tho flint C 10® pay for carting Sleepers for y^ fort 
pd by Const^^ Is Stearns 

Const''^ Rog'" Darby C" 20« in pay f m"- Sam" Beadle 
(w*^^ s^ Beadle promised to pay y* Select in Entertayn- 
ment) & also 3^Q^ mony w*^^ is the ballance of s** Darbys 
ace" only S*^ Darby promises to pay in what more he Can 
Collect ' 

m"" Benj. Gerrish C" as mony as ^ his ace** on file 2.17.0 
m & y® more 

as mony 
m"" Josh Conant C by a note from m** Gerrish 20.17-9 

aduance 10. 8.10 



notes Charged for payment of this some 
on Const^^ Sy willard 8.0.0 

Const^^ ikat Silsby 8.0.0 



31.06. 7 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 241 



Const^^ Is Stearns 8.0.0 

Const"^ Benj. Home 7.6.7 



31.6.7 



[174] at a meeting of y*^ Select men March 2" 1690/1 
W" Sibly is abated 40" in'pav to Const^^ Edw Bishope 
To f Const"'' of Salem 

You are Required in their Maj"*'^ name to giue Notice 
vnto the Inhabitants of this Towne that they meet together 
at the vsual place on Munday next being the 9*^^ day of 
this Instant march at ten of y* Clock in the Morning, to 
Consider of som way for the Raiseing of money for the 
procureing of a TowTie Stock of powder & other amuni- 
tion, Either by disposeing of land or other wayes & also 
for the Choice of Select !imen|| & Constables for the year 
Ensueing & to giue an swear to som petitions for land 

Goody Bray is allowed 30® in pay for her entertayning 
Taplys Children «& her tendance at taplys house 
m"" Jos Houlton Jun"" made Complaint he was ouer Rated 
to Const"' Edw. Bishope — w*"' doe not know butt that 
he may 

pd. Sam" Robinson is abated 7^ in pay to Const"' Benj. 
Home 
pd.iwat Skiner is abated 5* in pay to Const"'|pd^Home 

(Benj. Home & pd s" Skiner 6" for L* neale( 
m"" Tho Beadle C as mony lP y*" Select mens 

Expences 2 .08.0 

allowed his Seruants for goeing arrants . 5.0 

pd him ^ Const"' l^Rt Silsby 0.14.6 2 .13.0 

pd ^ Sam" Gardner Silner 1.18.6 

2.13.0 

[175] at a meeting of y^ Select men y*= 9*"^ march 
1690/1 

Ordered that Jeremiah Rogers Pay the Bill dew to the 
To^vn from him s" Rogers, to 1/ Samuell Gardner 

Ordered that L* Samuell Gardner L* John Pickrin 
Cap* Stephen Sewall m'" Benj=^ Gerrish and William Hirst 



242 SALEM TOWN BECORDS 

Lay out the Bounds of a small pcell of Land by Pigdons 
poinnt to m'' Phillip English formerly Belonging to m' 
Richard Hollingsworth Sen'' or the Maj' part of s^ ^sons 
shall be Suffitient to Lay out said Land 

[176] at a Gen' Towne meeting y*^ 9"' March 1690/1 

Coll. Gedny Chosen moderator 
voated that seuen select men be chosen for y® year Ensu- 
ing 

Chosen for Select men for y^ year Ensueing 
Capt Sewall L* Pickering m' Israel Porter m'^ W" Hirst 
m' Benj Gerrish m' Dan" Andrew S. Gardner 
Chosen for Constables — 

Jn° Buttolph W" Smith W" Pinson Geo Lockiar Jos. 
Herri ck Jn° Ward 

voated that y^ present Select men shall haue the same 
Instructions | j w*^^ were 1 1 giuen vnto y® y^ Select men in 
y** year 168 [9] & in y'' year 1690 

voated that m"^ Tho flints petitions is left to the Select 
men to take a view of y* land & make Report of y® quan- 
taty & quallity of s*^ land 

m"^ fra nurse S & m"" Jer Neale & m"" Is Cook | ]& m'^ Rob 
Kitchin 1 1 are Chosen to take a view of y^ f arme formerly 
belonging to Tho James & make Report of y^ quantity of 
land w*'' y*' bounds of s"^ farme 

m' Tho Gardner & m'" Nath Beadle are Chosen Sealers 
of leather 

voated that Sam" Gard"" shall haue flue pounds as mony 
for y^ keeping y® Towne books for y® year Ensueing 

Jos ISTeale is Chosen Clark of y^ market 
Voated that a Towne Rate be Raised to y^ valine of three 
Rates in pay for y^ Releif of y*^ poor & other nessesary 
charge 

[177] At a meeting of j" Select men 16 March 1690/1 
psnt all but m"" Gerrish 

Jn° ward Refuseth to Serue as a Constable in Salem 
& promiseth to pay the fine Imposed by law if the Towne 
will not abate a part of it 

Capt Sewall will pay Goody Bath 40^ in pay 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 243 

W" Curtice Sen"" is allowed 4^ in paj for keeping 
allist"" Grimes 5 months — pd by Const'" woodwell 

L* Jere Neele is abated jjof his Rates || 15^ in pay in 
Consideration of his fetching debentors from boston pd 
by Const*" Silsby: & his owne acc° 

To the Const^'^ of Salem 

You are Required in their Maj"*"^ Name to giue notice 
vnto y'' Inhabitants of this Towne that they meet together 
at y® vsual place on tuseday next being the 24*** March 
next j|at 10 of y^ Clock in the morning|| for y® Choice 
of a Constable in the Room of Jn"* Ward he refuseing to 
serue & to giue answear vnto Ens Tho flints petition for 
land 

Ell Gedney is abated his Rates to Const*^* Stearns 

viz 23^ 4^ pay & 3" 4'' mony 
10 acres land granted to Trask 

at a meeting of y® Select men 18"' March 1690/1 

By vertue of a Towne voat y® O*** of this Instant March 
for the Raiseing of three single Rates in pay for the 
Releif of y* poor & other nessesary Charges & also by 
vertue of an ord"" from the Comitte of melitia of Salem 
for the Raiseing of a Rate in mony for y^ if^chaseing of 
twenty barels powder & other amunition Suteable: which 
Rates were this day made & Comitted to y'' Constables 
as followeth 

mony pay 

viz fConst'^i Jn'' Buttolph 1^.02.6 17.02.6 

S. A.-!Const'^' Sam" Woodwel 30.08.6 30.08.6 

IConst^* W"' Smith 28.04.6 28.04.6 

Const*^' W™ Pinson 30.17.6 30.17.6 

S. S.^ Const*" Geo Lockiar 25.06.6 25.06.6 

Const*^* Jos. Herrick 35.06.6 35.06.6 



167 06.0 

[178] At a meeting y" Select men y" 18"' march 1690/1 

m"" Israel Porter Cap' Sewall Jos. Herrick Serg' Jn" 

Leach & Josh Rea Jun'' are appointed to goe in Pambu- 

lation with Beuerly to meet with Beuerly men at Capt 

Jn° Dodge his house on y*^ 27**' march next 10 clock in 



244 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

y* morning & y* day proue foul weather then then the next 
fryday after 

m' Jn*^ Putnam Peter Cloice Cornet Cook & Kob wilson 
are appointed to goe in Pambulation with wenham, to 
meet with wenham men at Jos Herricks house y^ SO*** 
of the Instant march at 10 Clock in y*" morning & if y* 
day proue foul wether then the next fair day 

ii* Kob Kitchin m"" Benj Marston m"" Jos Porter Dan" 
Kea & Jos Putnam are appointed to goe in Pambulation 
with Topsfield to meet with Topsfield men at y'' house 
of m"" Jos Porter y*' 30*'' of this Instant march at 10 
Clock in y^ morning & if that day proue foul weather then 
the next fair day 

Ens Tho flint Jos Pope Tho Goold & James Goold are 
appointed to goe in Pambulation with Reding to meet 
with Reding men at y* house of y® widdow Phelps y* 
80*^ of this Instant March at 12 Clock & if that day 
proue foul weather then the next fair day 

Cap'' Jn** JlHigginsonlJ L*' Tho Gardner L* mans Mar- 
ston Serg* Jn° Picker (ing) Serg* Jos Goold Josh Buffom 
& Caleb Buffom & Tho flint are appointed to goe in Pam- 
bulation with lyn to meet with lyn men the first Munday 
in Aprill at y*^ house of widdow Joans y^ first munday 
in Aprill at ten of y^ Clock in y^ morning & if that day 
proue foule wether then y^ next fair day 

[179] Capt Jn° Price & Capt St. Sewall are desired 
to buy twelue barels good powder for y® vse of the Towne, 
& to Ingage mony for it in three months tyme & the 
powder to Remaine in ther hands vntil the mony be paid 

at a meeting of y® Select men 20 March 1690/1 

Chosen for Surreyars of Highways 
Josh Rea Jun"" Jn° Rea Dan" Rea Pet Cloice Jos Holton 
Jun"" Zach Goodale for Ipswich Road and all aboue s 
Road 

L* Jn° Pickering Deacon Marston & m"" Jn° Holmes 
are apointed to goe in Pambulation with Marblehead to 
meet with Marblehead men at y® house of m"" Jn" Holmes 
y^ 2^ Munday of Aprill next at 12 Clock & if that day 
proue foul wether then y® next fair day 

At a ToAvne meeting y^ 24*^ March 1690/1 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 245 

Jn° Ward fined 10' ||placed to m^ Hirsts acc°|| for Kef us- 
ing to seme as a Constable 

Sam" woodwell Chosen Constable for j^ year Ensueing 
m"" Tbo flints buisnes Referred vnto y* next meeting 
Mary Demere — 

Jn" felton C ? 5 foot wood to Tho Clark for- 
29-2-91 merly pd by Const"* Bishope 

[180] At a meeting of y*^ Select men y*^ 7-2-1691 
posted Geo Harney is abated 16^ 8" in pay of his Rates 
to Const"* osburne 

Chosen for Snrveyars of y^ highwayes — 
W" Murray '( for all y*^ Towne 

m"^ Edw flint \ within y*" bridge 

Sam" Stone } for y*^ bridge & all 

James Darlin j within Ipswich Road 

Chosen for Surveyars of fences — 
Deacon Marston ) for the 

L* Neale \ South field 

Jn° waters | for y® 

Jn° Tomkins \ IS^orth fields 

Tho Elkins 
W" Curtice Jun"^ 
Jos Home 
Caleb Buffom 



for y® towne 
wdthin y*' bridge 



Sam" Gaskins ) for y*" Glass house field 

Jos Boyce j & y® parts thereabout 

Jos ISTeale is Chosen Sealer of weights & measures in 
the presints of Const"* Sam" w^oodwell & a Coppe giuen 

Cap* Sewall & Sam" Gardner are desired & Impowerd 
to agre with a Suitable man to keep y*" Town heard 

Sam" Gardner is desired to agre w"' widdow Coome8 
for house Rent for Mary Demere 

Att A meeting of y"^ Select men Apr" 15*M691 

Agreed w*** m' Nathaniel Howard to take y® poor Wo- 
man & her Child that was lately at Richard Maibeys for 
One year and if her labor will not be Sufficient for her 
Maintenanse then the towne is to allow him Something 
more as may be judged Reasonable 



246 SALEM TOWA' RECORDS 

according to y^ Report & amount that s** Howard shall 
giue to y® Select men 

[181] At a meeting of y^ Select men y* 29 2"^° 1691 
posted Jn** Simpson is allowed his Rate to W" Pinson 
for his keeping y*^ woman 

L* felton is allowed 6^ pay to Const^' Lockiar in Con- 
sideration of his daughter wotkins 

James Symonds is allowed for keeping y* Towne bull 
4 months : in pay y^ some of 18® 

pd by Const^^ osburne vnto Josiah Southerik Jun' 

Const Geo Lockiar is ordered to giue notice to to Hen 
Thrasher that he doe not Entertayn y* man at his house 
any longer on y*' penalty of 20® ^ weak 

ord'*^ that m"" Ruck shall haue a note to y® Constable 
for 40® in pay towards his seruing as deputy at y** Gen"" 
Court in y® year 1690 

Jn" felton to be Remembered in y*^ next Rates 

Agread w*'' Jn" Pudnoy Sen'" to keep Alister Grimes 
w*^** vicktuals & Cloths & other nessessarys for one year 
next Ensueing for which he shall be paid by y® Towne 
y* Some of eight pounds in pay & if it proue to hard 
then the s*^ Pudney to be paid twenty shillings in pay 
more & soe proportionally if s*^ Grimes should not Hue 
soe long tyme 

[182] To y^ Const^'i® of Salem 

You are Required in their Majesties name to giue 
notice vnto y^ Inhabitants of this Towne y* they meet 
together at the vsuall place on y*" IS*** of this Instant May 
being Munday at ten of y** Clock in y® morning to Receiue 
an ace" of y*^ disposeall of y® Townes mony & to Consider 
of some way for the Imploying of y'' poor, also for the 
Choice of Seuen able men to Serue on y^ Jurey of tryalls 
next June court in Salem, & to giue answear vnto some 
petitions for land 

ord""*^ that all Swine that goe on y® Towne Comons shall 
be Suffishantly yoaked by y® 11*^ day of may next & soe 
to Continue vntel y*" 24*^ of October following on y® pen- 
alty of two shillings in or as money for Each Swine trans- 
gresing y^ Same & that all Swine be Suffishantly Ringed 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 247 

the whole year according to law on y* penalty therein 
Expressed & we doe appoint & Impower W"" Cook Sen"" 
& Briant Dorathy to see to the Execution of the sd orders 
& haue the fines for their payns & doe hereby in their 
Maj"**^ name Eequire the above named psons they & Each 
of them to attend their duty herein 

At a generall Towne meeting y*" 18*^ May 1(591 

Coll Gedney is Chosen moderator 
an ace** was Read of y*" disposal! of y*" Towns money 

To preuent abuses in ouerstocking y^ Comons 

ordered that whosoeuer shall take in ||from other 
Townes|| & feed aney horses Cattle or sheep on y** Towns 
Comon without licence from y** Towne shall forfeit for 
y® same twenty shillings ^ day for Euery Such Trespass. 
y* one half to him that prosecutes & y* other half to y^ 
poor of y® towne 

Chosen to serue on y® Jewry of Tryalls next June Court 
m' Tho Gardner m^ James Poland m"^ Benj. Alline Serg* 
Jn" Leach m^ del Parkman Dan" Pea Jos Putnam 

[183] Capt Jn" Higginson m"" Rob Kitchin Serg* Jn" 
Pickering m"* Isaac Cook & m"" Jos. Putnam or aney three 
of them are appointed a Comitte, to inquire after &; take 
a view of such as haue intrencht vpon & taken in y^ 
Towns Comon without leaue & make Report of y^ same 
to y^ Towne, they are also desired to take a view of y" land 
lying on lin lyne from Geo Darlins vnto y^ widdow Joans 
& to make Report of y^ same vnto y^ Towne, whether 
it be suitable to be laid out in ten acre lotts for y^ 
fenceing in of y® Towns Comon also they or any two of 
them are also desired to take a view of y^ land petitioned 
for by m'" Jn*"* Corwin Sam" Gardner & Rob follct fr 
make Report of y" Same vnto y® Towne 

Yoated that y*''^ Select men are Impowerd to make Such 
orders as thev shall see fitt for preuention of the Spread- 
ing of y^ Small pox & Cause them Efectually to be put 
in Execution to y'^ highest penalty the law will allow on 
those that shall Refuse to obserue y^ same 

At a meeting of y^ Select men f 18*'' May 1691 



248 SALEM TOWX RECORDS 

Geo Lockiar is abated 26® in pay to Const^' W™ osburne 
in Consideration y* Jn° Hill hath ben long Sick 

Jos. measury is abated 30" in pay to const*^^ Benj. Home 

Ordered that noe person whatsoeuer within the bounds 
of this ToA\aie that hath the Small pox presume to Com 
abroad into Company or goe to meeting without ^^ticular 
liberty & licence first had & obtained from the select men 
for the tyme being on penalty of 20^ for Euery Such 
ofence & that all parents »fe masters doe cause their Chil- 
dren & Seruants to obserue this order on penalty afores'^ 

it is further ordered that hence forward noe ^son 
whatsoeuer shall air or hang abroad aney beding or Cloth- 
ing out of aney house where the distemper is or hath 
lately been near aney dwelling house or nigh the mayne 
street on penalty of twenty shillings for Euery Such 
ofence &: that all parents & masters are to see & take Care 
that their Children & Seruants doe obserue the same on 
penalty aforesaid 

m"" Israeli Porter & m"" Daniel Andrew are desired & 
Impowerd to lay out a high way from y*" house of Ensigne 
Thomas flint vnto y*^ Country Road by y*^ house of m"" Jn° 
Procter 

m"" Israel Porter Capt Sewall m'' Gerrish & m"" Andrew 
or aney three of them are desired to lay out a way from 
y® Country Road vnto fra Skerrys marsh to be done y*^ 
next lector day in y® after noon 

acc° of work about y^ watch house at Salem Village 
1-2"^ 1691 
to 2 load Clay 3/6' 6 davs work of Capt 

Walcot 12« " 0.15. 6 

to 100 6" nails i^ 100 Clabords 1« slepers & 

neadles 2^ 
to 114 foot boards 4' 8^ 9 foot wood 5' 3' 
to 100 laths 1^ 1/2 100 6" nails 100 board 

nails 14*^ 
to hinges 18' 1 days work Jos Houlton 2* 

p' by Const"^' Herrick 1.14.10 



0. 


3. 


6 


0. 


9. 


11 


0. 


2. 


5 


0. 


3. 


6 



SALEM TOWX RECORDS 249 

at a meeting of y<^ Select men y'' 11"' 6"'° 1691 
ordered that y^ price for diging a graue & Ringing y* bell 
for a man or woman from y" first of Aprill vntil y'" first 
of Xouember shall not Exceed three shillings in or as 
money & soe proportionable for lesser %^sons: «fc in y* 
winter tyme when y^ frost is in y'' ground to pay accord- 
ing as it may be worth 

At a meeting of y^ Select men y^ 

By vertue of a warrant from Jn° Phillips Esq'" Country 
Treasur^ |! dated y*^ O^'* 4"" 1691 1! for y*^ makeing of a 
Eate to y'' valine of 1346^ . 01" . 0*^ y^ s*^ Rate was this made 
& Comitted vnto v® several Constables as followeth viz 



Const**^ Jn*^ Buttolph 


125.01.0 


20.10.0 


Const^^ Sam" woodwell 


226.00.0 


27.00.0 


Const''^ W"' Smith 


230.00.0 


25.13.0 


Const^^ W" Pinson 


260.00.0 


24.11.0 


Const*^^ Geo Lockiar 


200.00.0 


25.11.0 


Const''^ Jos Herrick 


305.00.0 


25.14.0 




1346.01.0 


148.19.0 



[185] m"" :N'ath Putnam B' to a note 40" in pay to 
Const" Herrick in pt pay for searuing as a deputy at y^ 
generall Court 

x\t a Towne meeting the 31 August 1691 
Capt Jn° Putnam is Chosen Comishoner to joyne with 
y^ Select men in takeing a list of the male persons & 
Estate of the Towne 

at a meeting of y*' Select men & Comishoner 1-7-1691 
then made a list of the male $^sons & Estate of y*" To\vne 
amounting vnto 402 heads & 17M9M0'^ Estate w*^'' at 
12*^ t^ head Comes to 38^0^.10*^ 

at a meeting of y^ Select men 5.8.1691 
m' Israel Porter D*"" to a note on Const"^ Geo. Lockiar for 
in pay 2 . 02 . 

at a meeting of y« Select men f W"" 8™» 1691 
C Sewall m'^ Pickering m' Gerrish m' Andrew S Gardner 



250 SALEM TOWN RECOEDS 

Kich Pritharch C in pay for keeping Edwards 

Child 4 weaks 0.15.0 
19-ll-9y2 pd bv Const^^ W™ Pinson 

At a meeting of y^ Select men y® 2-9-91 
pd m"" Jos^ Conant by Capt. Sewall 6' for wood 

by m"" Porter 6 

by m' Pickering 6 

by S. Gardner 6 

by m"" Hirst 6 

by m"" Gerrish 6 

by m"" Andrew — 

posted W™ Beans Jim"" is abated liis Kates to Const**^ 
Home ||not Kated to Const^^ Horne|| & to Consf^^ W" 
Pinson 
posted Pet Joy is abated his Kates to Const^^ Home 
posted ISTath felton Jun"" is abated half his Kates for y® 
years 1690/1691 

[186] posted Jos Home is abated 48^ of his Country 
Kate to Const^^ Pin — [torn] in Consideration of his 
Sicknes 

wid shaflin is abated 28^ to Const^^ Lockiar out of y** 
Country Kate her man being gon & Sicknes in her 
family 

Jn** Weldin is abated his Kates to Const^^ Edw. Bishops 

he being newly Com into & driuen out by y® En — [torn] 

posted Nick" Durel is abated half his Rates ||to Const" 

osburnjl in Consideration of his haueing y® palsey 

Concearning Ens Tho flint — Capt Jn*^ walcot is Chosen 

by y^ Select men to prize y® damage don Ens Tho flint 

by Laying out a high way through his farme & y* m"" 

Israel Porter & m"* Dan" Andrew giue Ens Tho flint 

tymely notice thereof that he may Choose a man to Joyn 

with s*' walcot 

A Towne meeting to be on y*" 16^^ of this Instant No- 
uembr at 10 Clock in y® morn to Keceiue y^ Keturne of 
Capt Higginson & that Comi[tee] Chosen y^ 18**" May 
1691 & to make Ens Tho flint Satisfaction for a high 
way through his farme granting som Seats in y® meeting 
house, for y^ Chooseing of Jurers for y^ County Court 



SALEM TOWN EECOKDS 251 

y® last tuseday of this Instant Nouember, & for the place- 
ing out of poor Children & for y® Choice of Sealers of 
leather 

Capt walcot C as mony for wood to y" watch 0.18.0 

p*^ by Const^^ Herrick 

[187] 1691 a list of abatements to Const Nath Silsby 





mony 


pay 


ouerplus 


Sam" Archer Jun"" 


0. 


1A 


2. 2.1 






Jn** Archer Jun"^ 


0. 


7.4 


2. 2.1 


15. 


9.0 


Jn° Brewer 


0. 


7.4 


2. 2.1 


3. 


4.0 


Jn" Browne 


0. 


11.6 


3. 6.3 


5. 


4.2 


W" Bab 


0. 

0. 


4.0 

0.0 


0.18.9 
0.18.9 


24. 


5.0 


Tho Bab 


48. 


02.2 


Kich Preston 


0. 


7.4 


2. 2.1 


36. 


7.3 


James Cox y® less 


0. 
0. 


3.6 
7.4 


0.12.6 
2.02.1 


31. 


4.2 


Kobert Caruer 


115. 


13.7 


Hum Coomes 


0. 
0. 


7.4 
9.4 


2.02.1 
2.11.6 


59. 


9.0 


Kob Glanfield 


55. 


4.7 


W" Kirkeet 


0. 


7.4 


2. 2.1 






Jn" Hinderson J 


0. 


4.0 


0.18.9 






Jn*' Mansfield 


0. 


7.4 


2. 2.1 






Paul Mansfield J 


0. 


0.0 


0.18.9 






Jn° Walker 


0. 


4.0 


0.18.9 






Wid Skerry 


0. 


0.0 


1.10.0 






Rich*^ More 


0. 


0.0 


0.18.9 






Sam" Dutch 


0. 


7.4 


2.02.1 






James Grinsthet 


0. 


7.4 


1.03.4 






Jn° Douster 


0. 


7.4 


2.02.1 






James Sanders 


0. 


7.4 


2 . 02 . 1 






Ph Hirst 


0. 


8.4 


2.02.1 






Henry Williams 


0. 


0.0 


0.18.9 






Jos Grimes 


0. 


4.0 


0.18.9 






Benj Stone 


0. 


7.4 


2.02.1 






Nat Silsbey 


0. 


9.6 


2.16.6 







7.13.6 46.17.2 



252 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



Jn" Marshall 




0.18.9 


Sam" Pitts 


0. 4.0 


0.18.9 


Tho. Arthor 


0. 7.4 


0.00.0 


Jn** Culliner 


0. 3.4 


1.03.4 




8.08.2 


49.18.0 

20 Rates 


Returned } 


10 Rates 


2y2 mony Rate — pay 


to ye Treasurer ) 


8. 5.0 


2.01.0 8^ 0.0 



[188] At a Towne meeting y" 16-9'"'' 1691 
m"" Jn**' Corwin Chosen moderator 
Chosen for Sealers of leather jm"" N^ath Beadle 

Im.' Jos Phepen 



Chosen for grand Jurers 



Chosen to searue on y^ 

Jury of tryals 
m"" Benj. Alline 
m"" Josi walcot 
Jn" Buxtone 
Jos. Hutchison 
Sam" Stone 
m"* Rob Kitchin 
Ens Edw flint 



Serg* Jn° Leach 
Rob follet 
fra Nurse S. 
Rob fuller 
L* :N'ath Putnam 
Is foot 
Henry west 

voated that 

Maj"" Gedney Maj"" Browne m"" Jn" Hathorne & m"" Jn"" 
Corwin together with y^ Elders of y^ Church & y^ Select 
men in being are appointed a Comitte for the ordering, 
disposeing Or building of Seats in the meeting house as 
they in their prudence shall Judge meet from tyme to 
t;^Tne prouided that it Extend not to those which are 
orderly Seated & Reside in the Towne 
30-9 Maj-- Browne C" pay 

^ keeping 5 barels powder for y® Towne 15^0^0 

W pd deacon marston about shingling y^) 
meeting house 5^15*9'^ mony is in pay \ 8.13.7 



23.13.7 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 



253 



maj'' Browne D"" to a note on Const''^ woodwel 
to a note on Const''^ Silsbv 



pay 

10. 0.0 
13.13.7 



23.13.7 

agread to alow Charls mecartees wife 15* in pay for her 
tending of the widdow Tames 
6-11 pd by W" Shaw 6 foot wood | ^^ .^ 

6-11 pd by Josh Buffom 4 foot wood f 
6-11 Charls mecartee D'" 5* as mony ^ Tho. Pinson 

[189] A list of abatements to Const''' Sy willard 
pay monv 

Jacob Allen 1-7-6 0. 5. 6 mad y^ 2-9'°" 1691 

Eich"^ Ball 1.15. 1 0. 7. 4 ouerpluss of Rates 

Rob. Bartol 2. 2. 1 0. 3. 4 13.14. 

Tho. Bendol 0.17. 6 0. 4. 3. 8. 

Ph. Cox 2.02. 1 0. 7. 4 5. 5.10 

21.15. 



Allen Chard 


2.02. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 


44, 


.02. 


10 




0.18. 


9 


0. 


4. 





49, 


.14. 


4 


Tobias Carter 


93, 


,17. 


2 














80, 


,11. 


10 




13. 


,05. 


4 


Edw. facey 


0.17. 


6 






— 








Bart. Gale 


0.18. 


9 






— 








W" Henfield 


2.14. 


2 


0. 


9. 


2 








Rich*^ Harres 


2.14. 


2 


0. 


9. 


2 








Jn" Harbert 


2. 5. 


10 


0. 


7. 


4 








Jn*'' Hilliard 


2.18. 


9 


0. 


4. 











Gam" Haukins 


2. 2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 








James Haukins 


2. 2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 








James Hardey 


0.18. 


9 


0. 


4. 











W" Jegels 


2. 2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 








Josh Lyon 


2. 2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 








fra. More 


2. 8. 


4 


0. 


3. 


4 








Pet. Millard 


0.15. 





0. 


4. 












254 SAXEM TOWN EECOEDS 



fra I^eale Jun' 


2. 


10. 


6 


0. 


8. 


6 


Jn*" Neale 


2. 


14. 





0. 


9. 


6 


W" Punchard 


2. 


3. 


4 


0. 


7. 


4 


Jn*' Parker 


1. 


15. 


10 


0. 


7. 


4 


Tho. Eoe 


2. 


2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 


Jn" Swasey 


2. 


2. 


1 


0. 


3. 


4 


St. Swasey 


2. 


2. 


1 


0. 


3. 


4 


Jos Swasey 


2. 


2. 


1 


0. 


3. 


4 


Jn° Stephens 


0. 


18. 


9 


0. 


4. 





Jn" Searle 


2. 


16. 


6 


0. 


9. 


6 


Jn" Taply S 


0. 


18. 


9 


0. 


4. 





Jn" Taply J 


0. 


18. 


9 


0. 


4. 





James wilkins 


2. 


2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 


Jn" Williams 


2. 


5. 


10 


0. 


7. 


10 


W" west 


2. 


2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 


Tho west 


2. 


, 2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 


Edw welch 


0. 


,15. 











Benj. ormes 


2. 


2. 


1 


0. 


7. 


4 


W™ measury 


0. 


,18. 


9 


0. 


4. 






69.17. 4 10.14. 6 
Returned 1 „ 

to J6 f je 10 Rates-pa V 24 Rates mony 20 Rates-pav 
Treasurer] 13.10. ^2. 14. 6 14.18. 

[190] at a meeting of y^ Select men 29**^ 10 . 1691 
m"" J^ath Haward C '^ 
by dyat for y* woman & Child 6 weeks 3 days 2 . 06 . 11 
to Cloathing for the woman 1 . 04 . 1 



pd by Const" Geo Lockiar 3.11. 

Jn*^ Putnam abated 12^ in Consideration of his man be- 
ing gon 1 1 to Const^^ Herrick 1 1 

Pet Cloice is abated 10® 6*^ out of his Country Rate to 
Const" Herrick 

Josh Rea S. is abated 26^ out of his Country Rate to 
Const" Herrick 

Edw. Bishope is abated 28* out of his Country Rate to 
Const" Herrick 

Sam" Pike 7* out of his Country Rate to Const" But- 
tolph 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 255 

Ens Jn" King is abated + head to Const"' Home 

Tho Pinson is abated one head to Const Home 

I |half his Rates — is 5^ mony & 1' 10'' pay| | post 
4^ 1- Jn° Adams wife is abated his Rates to Const"' Home 
||is TM.'' & 2V2^'1''|| post 

IsTat Carrel is abated his Rates to Const"' Home 
1 1 is 7*4'' mony & 2-2-1 pay|| post 

Jn° Lambert J 

Jn° Cromwell 

m"" Price is abated 7^ out of y^ amunition Rate to Const"' 
Pinson 

Jn° Ely 1^ mon}^ for a glass 
agread that a To"WTie meeting be warned the next lector 
day to be on y*^ 11 day of Janarrary for the answearing 
of o"" neighbours at y'^ Village with Respect to a petition 
now depending in the generall Court & to Consider what 
to doe about fenceing in 1 1& Stenting] | the Towne Com- 
ons, & to giue answer to m"" Nath Howard & the Neigh- 
bours about him with Respect to allowing them somthing 
towards keeping a Scool & to giue answear to Returne 
made by m'" Kitchin & that Comitte, & to Consider what 
what to doe with Respect to y*" Rates Comitted vnto 
Const"' Is Stearns deceaced 

[101] at a general Towne meeting y« 11*" 11"'" 1601 
]\raj'' Gedny Chosen moderator 

the matter with Respect to fencing ||in|| &, Stenting 
the Comon is Referred vnto y*^ first Munday in feberary 
at 10 Clock in y*" morinng then to be Issued 

maj'' Gedny maj"" Browne m"" Hathorne m"" Jn*" Corwin 
Cap* Jn° Putnam & Cap* marston are Chosen a Comitte 
to Joyn with the Select ||men|| to draw vp what they may 
Judge meet in this matter & present vnto the Towne 

voted that- the towne doe Giue up their Right In a 
strip of land Lieng between the seauen mens bounds & 
Ipswich Riuer unto Capt Sam" Gardner being twoe hun- 
dred twenty fower pole In length & six pole wide- he 
paying to the towne for the same the sum of fower pounds 
in Current paie 

voted that the select men by their wnrrant shall Im- 
power one of the present Constabls to Collect the Remain- 
der of the Rates Comitted vnto Const"' Isaac Stearns & 



256 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

were not Collected by him, the widow Stearns being at 
the Charge to Sattisfie the s'' Constable for his payns 

the matter Relateing to y* farmers the l^sons Chosen 
to Represent them not being Impowerd to agre with the 
Towne, nothing Could be don about it [at] present but is 
Refered vnto the next towne meeting 

y^ 20.11.1691/2 present maj'" Gedny maj"^ Browne 
m"" Jn" Hathorne Cap* Sewall m"" Porter m"" Pickring Capt 
marston Sam" Gardner 

at a meeting of the Comitte Chosen by y^ Towne y® 
11*^ 11™° 1691 for the drawing vp somthing in ord"" to the 
feneeing in the Towns Comon 

The Comitte doe Judge it would be veary benifishal 
vnto the Towne that the Comons be Suffishantly fenced 
in & for the accomplishment thereof they Judge it need- 
ful for the ToA,\Tie to Choose Suitable %^sons to goe & dis- 
corse our neighbours of lyn about their bareing an Equall 
part of the fence vpon the lyne between Salem & Lyn &; 
to make Report thereof vnto the Towne 

[192] at a meeting of v^ Select men y^ 27-11"^" 
1691/2 

Rec*^ of m'' Zach Herrick for his -^t Rent 
of Ryal Side 5^ 00^ 6-^ 

Rec*^ of Serg* Jn" Leach for his ^t Rent of 
Ryal Side 5.01.0 

Ree"^ of Jn° Tomkins for his ^t Rent of Rval 
Side ' 5 . 02 . 6 

Rec'' of Jn° Green for his ft Rent of Ryal 
Side 5.01.0 



20.05.0 
Cap* Sewall D"" to a note on Const*'^ Benj. Home in pay 40^ 
L* ISTeale C" as f his ace" as mony 1.0.00 

27-11-91 pd by Const^' Sam" woodwell 

Jn*" Giles '- 

f sons D*" for the Rent of land by Jn° feltons 
shares 

1 Jn° Cromwel 1 year 0^ 02' 9'' 

2 Isaac Cook 1 year 0.05.6 
1 Stephen Small 6 years 0.16.6 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 257 

1 Sam Ebron Sen'" 5 years 0.13.9 

1 Jn° felton 5 years 0.13.9 

1 l^at felton 5 years 0.13.9 

1 Jn° Tomkins 5 years 0.13.9 

1 Jos. Buxtone 2 years 0.05.6 

1 Jn" Bullock 1 year . 02 . 9 

2 W" osburne 2 years 0.11.0 
1 S & Ben Nurse 2 vears . 5.6 



5.04.6 

1-12 Rec"^ Jn** Cromwel 0.02.9 

Rec*^ of Is Cook 0.05.6 

16: l""" 92/3 Rec'^ of Jn° Bullock 0.5.6 

12 feb 93/4 Rec*^ of W"^ osburne 1 . 02 . 

[193] f sons abated their Rates to Const^^ Jn° Bnt- 
tolph 29-10.1691 

amunition Rate Towne Country 

Rich*^ Ball 0. 3.0 0.03.0 1^08.0 

Jn** Buttolph 0. 7.6 0.07.6 2.07.0 

Ph. Babson 0. 3.0 0.03.0 

Ja Cox G. B. 0. 3.0 0.03.0 1.08.0 

Ph Cox 0. 3.0 0.03.0 

Rob. Bray 0. 0.0 0.03.0 

Tho Bendol 0. 0.0 1.08.0 

Hez dutch 0. 3.0 0.03.0 

Rich*^ Harres 0. 3.0 0.03.0 

Gam" Haukins 0. 3.0 0.03.0 

Ja. Haukins 0. 3.0 0.03.0 

And Newcom 0. 3.0 0.03.0 1.08.0 

W" Redford 0. 3.0 0.03.0 1.16.0 

W" Jeg-els 0. 0.0 0.03.0 

Jn° Searle 0. 4.0 0.04.0 1.18.0 

Jn° Taply J 0. 3.0 0.03.0 l.OS.O 

Jn° Williams J 0. 3.0 0.03.0 

Ez waters 0. 0.0 0.04.0 

Mical Coomes 0.14.0 

Josh. Lyon 0. 0.0 0.00.0 0.14.0 

Linard Tosiar 0. 0.0 0.00.0 l.OS.O 

W" west 0. 3.0 0.03.0 0.14.0 

Dan Cubbard 1. 8.0 



258 SALEM TOWN EECOEDS 



Pef fountain 
Sam Pike 
Sam Whitford 
Jn« Cliford 
Abra Gale 
Jn° web 




— 




6 



1. 8.0 
1 1 ^> 


— 3— 
0. 6.0 






1. 8.0 

1.15.0 

110 


— 


- 6- 








110 


0. 3.0 
0. 3 
0. 3 
0. 3 




3 
3 
3 




Rob Bartol 
Pet ffountin 
M Measury 
Sam Pike 


25.13.0 


Tobias Carter 


3.11.0 
0. 3 


3. 
0. 


15. 
3. 





£3.14.0 £3.18.6 

[194] at a Gen""! Towie meeting y'^ 1-12-1691 
Maj"" Gedny Chosen moderator 
put to voat whether the To^vne towne would Chose fSsons 
to goe & discorse our neighbours at lyn about their bare- 
ing an Equall part of y^ fence vpon the lyne betwen Salem 
& lyn Voated on the negatiue 

voated that the buisnes with Respect vnto m'" Howard 
& his neighbours is Referred vnto the next towne meeting 

voted that Capt Jn" Higginson shall haue Credit Entred 
him on the Towne book (for twenty weaks seruice as a 
Representatiue at y® Conuention for the Masachusetts Col- 
lony) the some of fifteen pounds as mony to be paid him 
in Conuenant tyme 

whereas at a Gen^ Towne meeting held in Salem y*^ 22*^* 
march 1691/2 was granted vnto Salem farmers precencts 
& bounds now Caled Salem village, for the maintaining 
a minister amongst themselues, freeing & discharging 
them from their part of maintinance of the ministers in 
the Towne prouided that they shall bear their proportion 
of all other publick Charges in the Towne : And the said 
farmers Inhabetants of Said village haueing of late Px- 
presed disatisfaction that they are Compelled to be at any 
Charge in Repairing of the meeting house in the Towne: 
it is now agread & Consented to by y^ Towne, that hence- 
forth the Said Inhabitants of the village maintainins; all 



SALEM TO\V>r KECORDS 259 

the highwayes that are or shall be within their precincts, 
shall then for the future be freed from all Charge about 
Repairing & tending the meeting house in the Towne, & 
also from the Charge of Repairing of the Rest of the high- 
wayes belonging to the Towne they Continueing to bear 
their proportion of all other publick Charges in the Towne 
voated that the wid Stearns shall be freed from the 
Charge of Collecting y® Remaining pt of the Rates which 
are not Collected she paying ||in]| what is already Col- 
lected 

[195] at a meeting of y« Select men 1M2'"° 1691/2 

St England is abated 5^ 5^ as mony out of his Rates to 
Const^' Edw. Bishope in Consideration of his Sicknes 

at a meeting of the Comitte appointed for the Towne 
for y*^ ordering disposeing or building of Seats in y® meet- 
ing house y^ 1-12-1691 

Granted vnto Cap* Sewall m"" Parkman & m"" English 
the two hindermost of the mens seats 1 1 below || to make 
Each of them a piew Capt Sewall to haue his piew next 
the Midle Alley & m"" Parkman to haue his piew next to 
Capt Sewals & m'' English to haue his piew next the East 
Alley, to be laid out & build according vnto the direction 
of m"" Hathorne m"" Hirst & m*" Gerrish-or any two of them 

Granted vnto m"" Tho flint Jun' Jn° Pickering Peter 
Osgood Sam" Phepen Sam" Ingersol & Jn** Buttolph the 
hindermost of the womens seats next m''^ Sanders piew 
for their wifes to Sit in they building of it no higlier 
then m.^^ Sanders piew 

L* Pickerings wife is Seated in the piew with her 
mother flint 

m'^ Hirst is placed in the ||middle gallary|| Right be- 
fore the pulpit 

Capt marston m"" Tho Gardner & m"" Benj. marston 
||Jn° Rogers] I Jn° Home & Jos Home are Seated in the 
fourth Seat below 

m"* Isaac Cook ||& Isaac footH is Seated in the third 
seat below 

1 1 Sam" Ebrons - Jn" maskol Sen""!! L* Nath felton m' 
Rob fuller & Jer Meacham Sen' is Seated in the Seat 
behind the ministers 



260 SALEM TOWN RECORDS 

M" Alline is Seated in the Seat where her mother 
||did|| Sit 

Jn° Kogers wife is Seated in the Seat with old m*"^ 
Phepen 

[196] L* Pickering m"" Lindall & Ens Edw flint are 
Seated in the Second Seat below 

m"" Jn" norman Jn'^ Croad m"" W™ Andrew m'" Benj. 
Alline & Jn° Buttolph are Seated in the Seat with Joshua 
Grafton 

Peter Osgood Dan" Lambert W" Bowdish Sam" Phil- 
lips are Seated in the seat where Capt marston did 

L* Tho Gardners wife is Seated in the piew with M™ 
Epes 

m"" Epes is Seated in the deacons Seat 

at a meeting of y^ Select men 6-12-1691 

wid Alford is allowed 10^ paper mony towards her 
keeping James Carter 

Rec** of wid Stearns in paper bills as they are) 071-1 ^sAd 
Signed the some of w*^"* was del Capt Higginson) 

Sam" Gaskin Sen"* C^ 
^ keeping James Martin when Sick as mony 0.13.6 

pd by Const*" Geo Lockiar 
Agread to allow m*" Jn° Trask the some of Six pounds in 
pay for keeping Eliz Scargin three quarters of a year 
which will End y^ first day of may 1692 

pd by Const'^^ Lockiar 

[197] l^sons abated to Const''^ Is Stearns 

20 Towne 

2^ E. Country & for- 

10 Rates Towne mony Rates tification 

Jn° Alford 1. 0.0 5^0 5.0 1. 0.0 0. 6.8 

Geo Bibbey 0.15. 3.9 4.0 1. 0.0 6.8 

Gloid Bobm 0.15 3.9 1. 0.0 6.8 

Jn« Benet 0.15.0 3.9 1. 0.0 0. 6.8 

Tho: Coats 0.15.0 3.9 4.0 

m-^ Dauid 0.15.0 3 9 

Jos Darlin 0.15.0 3.9 

Tho field 0.15.0 3.9 1. 0.0 0. 6.8 

Sam Gray 0.15.0 3.9 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 261 

Jos. Holmes 0.16.0 4.0 1.4.0 80 

Pet Harney 0.15.0 3.9 

Jn° Hinckson 0.15.0 3.9 4.0 

Pet Hinder- 
son 0.15.0 3.9 4.0 

Tho Michel 0.15.0 3.9 4.0 

Benj. Mayfield 15.0 3.9 

Is Stearns 1.18.0 9.6 9.6 2.10.0 0.16.8 

Corn Tomson 0.15.0 3.9 4.0 1. 0.0 0. 6.8 

Hugh Wilcot 15.0 3.9 4.0 1. 0.0 0. 6^8 

Jos Edg-er 4.0 1. 0.0 0. 6.8 

Ele Gedney 4.0 1.0 ■ 

James Achi- 

son 1.00.0 0. 6.8 

Eich*^ Comer 1.00.0 0. 6.8 



14.19.0 3.13.9 2.10.6 14.14.0 4.11.4 

Math woodwell 14.14.0 

abated 3.13.9 

14.19.0 



37.18.1 

[198] Agread w"' Const"' Geo Lockiar to Collect the 
Remainder of the Rates not gathered by Const"' Isaac 
Stearns, Deceased, for which he is to haue two shillings 
in the pound as the Rates run for soe much as he shall 
Collect of Said Rates & pay in vnto the Country Treas- 
urer & Select, of Salem for the tyme being for ^!^formance 
of w*^" he is to vse his vtmost Endeauor & it is further 
agread that if it appear to the Select men that said Lockiar 
hath a hard bargaine then they to Consider him accord- 
ingly, & if the Contrary then y® said Constable to abate 
of his Sallary 

S. Gardner 9.00.0 

ace** of y*" Towns paper bills Capt Sewall 6 . 00 . 

to m-- Hirst 10' m" Gerrish 3' S Gardner 5" 13.05.0 

wid Turner 2^ wid Alford 10^ mary Cox 4« 0.16.0 
Capt marston 20« & L* Pickering 20^ 2.00.0 

Goody Bath 40^ pd for house rent for Bat- 
tines daughter 3.00.0 

34.01.0 



262 SAiEM TO WIS' RECORDS 

Sam" Cutler Sen*" C by house hire & wood 

for the watch as mony 5^ pay 

& l9 a peice timber Caried to Golthites bridge 0.06.0 
pd by Const''' bishope 

wid Nowe] is abated one head to Const^' Stearns 

Jn" follet is abated his Rates to Const''' Lockiar he being 

Remoud out of towne 

Jn** Stace Liueing in the ship tauorn hath y® aprobation of 

y* Select men to Sel drink ||soe long he Continue in S* 

house] I prouided he get a lisence of y** County Court 

Capt Price — 

Eph Kempton — 

Sam" Archer is abated half his Rates to Const''' Silsbey 

[199] To Constable George Lockier 

By Vertue of a Voat of the Town the 11*'' January 
1691/2 these are in their Maj*"^^ Xame to Impower you 
forthwith to Collect the Remainder of the Rates as ^- the 
Lists Committed unto Isaac Sternes Late Constable, and 
not Gathered by him and what you Receiue of the Coun- 
try Rates, you are to pay in unto the Select Men of Salem 
and if anv Refuse pa\Tnent vou are to distreine Accord- 
ing to Law Dated in SaWy' IT"' 12'^" 1691. 
Lt Engols 



* 1688 m'- Jos wolcot C to 1 bu Ind Tho Clark . 02 . 6 
1689 to 7 foot wood to y^ watch 0.07. 



0.09.6 
L* felton C" in Consideration of his daughter 

watkins 9" Q^ 

pd by Const'" osburne 0.5^ 

pd by Const"' Lockiar 0.4.6 



Jn" walles C by 1 dayes work 2^ W" Curtice ouers'' 
pd by Const"'" Xath Silsbey 

[200] at a meeting of y^ Select men 1 March 1691/2 
Capt Benj'" Alline is abated 14^ to Const*" woodwell 
Jn" Pudney Jun'' !|is abated] | half his Rates to Const''' 
osburne 

Jn" Bleuen is abated 10^ to Const''' Lockiar 

* Crossed out 



SALEM TOWX RECORDS 263 

Is Eead is abated 15^ in pay to Coust^^ osburne 
ordered that a Towne meeting be warned to be on the 
8*" of this Instant at 10 Clock before noon for the Choice 
of Select men & Constables & Clark of y" market to serue 
the year Ensiieing, to Consider of som way for the Repair- 
ing of the meeting house to giue Answer to som Requests 
for Land, & to Answear Jn° Bullocks petition to keep y* 
ferrrey ouer to marblehead 

at a meeting of y'' Select men y^ S**" march 1691/2 
m'" Jn° Norman 1|& m"" Dan^^ Lambert] | is appointed 
Surveyors to mend the highway in y^ lane by S*^ Normans 
m"^ Sam^^ Beadle C"" ^ his ace" as mony 3.2.6 

pd by m' Porter 7' 6"* & m"" Andrew 7^ 4^ . 14 . 10 
pd by Capt Sewall 7' 6^ & L* Pickering 

7^4'^ 0.14.10 

pd by m'- Hirst 7^ 6** & m"^ Gerrish 7^ 6'^ 0.15.0 
pd by Sam" G-ardner 0. 7. 4 



2.12. 
pd by Const^'i W" pinson 0.10. 6 



3.02. 6 
15 Jan 91 wat Skiner begun & Ended 6 march at 12*^ 
^ night paper mony makes 51 nights at 12^ is 2^ 11^ 0*^ 
pd by Cap* Sewall as ^ his ace" 1.8.9 

pd by L* Pickering 15'* 0.1.3 

[201] ace" of work on y^ highways Dan" Rea ouers"" 1691 

fra Nurse Sen'" 1 day 0. 2.0 

Dan" Rea 5 days. 4 oxen & horse ^ day 0.12.6 

Dan" Eliot 1 day James Prince 1 day 0.04.0 

Alex osburne 3 dayes 6 oxen 1 day 0.12.6 

Tho Preston 2 oxen horse & man 1 day . 04 . 6 

Jn*^ Putnam w*^ 6 oxen 1 day . 06 . 6 

Jos. Porter 2 days 6 oxen half day : 0' timber 0.07.3 

Dan" Andrew 3 'days 6 oxen 1 day timber 7' 0.19.6 

Pet Cloyce 6^ days 4 oxen 1 day 1.01.0 

Dan" Rea 4 days 4 oxen & horse | day 0.14.6 

Nath Putnam 1 day timber 9'* 0.02.9 

Jos Porter 4 days timber 9' 0.17.0 

Jn*^ Putnam 3^ days timber 18** 0.08.6 



264 SALEM TOWN RECOEDS 

Geo. Jacobs 2 days Sam" wakefield timber 4® 0.08.0 

Dan" Andrew 3 days: 4 oxen | day 0.08.6 

Josh Rea Sen"" 2 days: 6 oxen 1 day 0.10.6 

Dan" Rea 4 days Pet Cloyce 1^ day 0.13.9 

Capt Putnam 3 days: 6 oxen 1 day 0.12.6 

James Putnam 2 days: Jn" deal 1^ day 0.07.0 

Hen Keany Jun"" 1 day . 02 . 



pd ^ Const: Herrick 9.14.9 

acc° of work on v*^ highways Jos. Houlton Jun"" ouerseer 

1691 

Jos Holton Jun"" 5^ day 2 oxen 4^ 1 . 00 . 6 

James Smith 5^ days 2 oxen & horse 1 day 0.14.6 

Charls Stearns 3 days — Jos Holton S. 3 days 0.12.0 

Jn° Buxton 3| days 2 oxen & horse 1 day . 00 . 6 

L* Ingersol timber 1^ Xath Putnam timber 2* 0.03,0 

Benj. Bridges 1 day Jn° Houlton 1 day 0.04.0 

Hen wilkins 1 day Hen Houlton 1 day . 04 . 

Jos Huchison 1 day Benj. Huchison 1 day 0.04.0 

Jos Houlton S. 1 dav James Smith 2 days 0.06.0 

Jos Houlton Jun^ 2^' days 2/6^^ 0.06.3 



4.03.9 
in this last ace" their teams are Reconed 
without a man w*^ them 

Ordered to be pd 1?^ Const. Jos. Herrick 

[202] acc° of work on y® high ways Zach Goodale ous' 

1691 

Z Goodale 2 days — more 4 days 0.12.0 

Jos Swinerton 1 day: timber 2^ 0.04.0 

Jn° Buxton 2 boys 1 day 2 oxen & horse 1 day . 08 . 
James Smith 1 dav 1 boy 1 day 2 oxen & horse 

1 day "^ " ' 0.05.0 
Jacob fuller 1 day Tho fuller 1 day Ben fuller 

1 day ^ " 0.06.0 

Jacob fuller 1 day: 4 oxen 1 day 0.05.0 

Benj. fuller 1 day Hen wilkins 1 day 0.04.0 

Z. Goodale 3 days 4 oxen 1^ day 0.12.9 

Abr: walcot 1| day Jn" walcot 1^ day 0.06.0 

3.02.9 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 265 

orcFcl to be pd W Herrick 
ace** of work on y'' highwayes Josh Ilea Jun' ouerseer 1691 
Josh Rea Jim" 6 days team 1 day 0.18.0 

Jn° Eea 5 days: Tho Rayment o'days 0.16.0 

Jn" Trask 2 da^^s team i day 0.10.0 

Jn° flint hewing- timber 3^ James Kettle 3^ days 0.10.0 
Edw Bishope 2 days team half day "^ . 07 . 

Edw Bishope Jnn"" 2 days: team | day 0.07.0 

Sam Trask 2 days m'' Jer : Porter "timber 8^ 0.12.0 

Rich*^ Williams 3 days Cornet Howard 2 davs 0.10.0 



allowed y® Siirveyars 0.05.6 



4.15.6 



Ordered to be pd '^^ Const. Jos. Herrick 
abatements to Consf Benj. Home 

pay 1 s d 

his owne Rates 3. 7.6 0.12.0 

Ens Jn" King 1. 3.4 0.07.4 

Jn" Giles 1 . 3.4 0.03.4 



post 5.14.2 1.02.8 post 

* Sam" Abbev C as W his acc° in pay disburst) a -.^ p. 
on W^ Chubs wife \ "^-^'-^ 

* Jos Honlton C" in pay for weaueing for] ^ i ^ a 
W" Chnbs wife J O.lo.O 

paid W Jn*"^ Putnam in pay 0.15.0 

[203] at a gen"^ Towne meeting y'' 8"' march 1601/2 
maj"" Gedney Chosen Moderator 
Chosen for Select men to serue the year Ensueing 
Capt Jn" Higginson m'" Israel Porter m"" Tim° Lindall 
m' Tho Gardner m'" Ph: English Cap* Manas ]\Iarston 
m*" Dan" Andrew 

Chosen for Constables to serue the year Ensueing 
Jn" Putnam Son of Nath : Jn*'' Putnam Sam" Stone Peter 
Osgood Jos N"eale Jn" Robinson Tho Ruck 

voated that y^ Select men are Impowerd to Repaire the 
meeting house as they shall Judge needfull : they are also 
desired to see what money they can got vpon loan for the 

* Crossed out 



266 SALEM TOWN EECORDS 

accomplishment of the same to be Repaid againe by j^ 
Towne 

voated that y^ Select men are Impowerd to let the ferry 
goeing ouer to marblehead to y'^ best adiiantage they Can 

voated that y^ Select men in behalf of the Towne shall 
^ chase two acres of land |jof Jacob Barny|| for the vse 
of the Towne 

voated that y^ present Select men shall haue the same 
Instructions as was giiien the Select men y® last year 

voated that the Select men are Impowerd to Settle a 
^cel of marsh & thatch at the North End of the north 
field for y** benefit of the generall fence of said field not 
prohibiting aney person from shiping of or landing any 
thing there it being appointed for a landing place 

voated that y* Select men are Impowerd to Settle the 
benefit of y® ferry |jouer to beuerlylj betwen M"" Hoskins 
& Jn" massey as may be agreeable to Justice 



n^DEX. 



Abbey, Samuel, 149, 265. 
Aburne, Ebborne, Eborii, Eb- 

orne, Ebron, Eburne 

176. 
Samuel, 19, 22, 29, 34, 35 71 
91, 97, 100, 119, 124. 125' 
146, 154, 195, 209, 218 2''o' 
257, 259. 
Achison, Jame.s, 261. 

Adams, Addams, , 255. 

John, 145, 204, 255. 
Thomas, 142. 
Adington, Isaac, 205. 
Ager, Auger, Augor, Eager, 

Kagor, , 80, 125. 

Andrew, 49. 
Benjamin, 237. 
Jonathan, 61, 64, 69, 80, 81 
85, 89, 92, 114, 118, 124 
125, 154, 164. 

Alford, , 260, 261. 

John, 227, 260. 
Allen, Alen, Allin, Alline, Al- 

^yn, , 22, 27, 92, 100, 

117, 130, 260. 
Benjamin, 165, 247, 252, 260, 

262. 
Bethya, 8. 
Jacob, 164, 239, 253. 
John, 142. 
William, 231, 232. 

Amolot, , 114. 

Ammunition, 69, 241, 243, 255 

257. 
Andover, 86, 87, 166. 
bounds of, 139. 
bridge, 231. 
highway, 86, 121, 231. 
line, 117. 
ways, 115. 
Andrews, Andrew, Androws, 

, 135, 157, 248-250, 263. 

D., 145. 

Daniel, 20, 33, 34, 40, 45, 46, 
57, 58, 63, 67, 84. 116, 134, 
165, 166, 170, 183, 206, 222, 
242, 248, 250, 263-265. 
David, 112. 
John, 179, 191. 
William, 132, 149, 214, 224, 
226, 228, 260. 
Angle, Angel, Perce, 94, 132. 
Archer, , 212. , 



Archer, Ben[jaminl, 216. 

John, 147, 236, 251. 

Jonathan, 216. 

Jos., 220. 

Samuel, 164, 193, 251, 262. 

Thomas, 221. 
Archer, S. & Son, 221. 
Arthur, Arthor, Thomas, 171 

236, 252. 
Ashby, Ashbee, Ashbey, Benja- 
min, 62, 209. 

Edmond, 49. 
Atwater, John, 238. 

Bab, Thomas, 239, 251. 

William, 239, 251. 
Babidge, Babage, Babbage, 

Babedge, Bavage, 140' 

172. 
Charles, 24. 

Christopher, 46, 50, 62, 82 
91, 107, 147, 154, 164, 22o! 

Babson, , 257. 

Bacon, Daniel, 98. 

Da[vid], 191. 
Baker, Backer, Conielius, 225. 

John, 89, 105, 140, 171. 
Bakers, 133, 136. 
Baker's Island, 22, 41, 56. 
rent of, 56, 116, 139, 190. 
lease of, 22. 
Balch, Ereeborn, 210. 
Baline, J[a]m[es|, 147. 
Ball, Richard, 253, 257. 
Ballusters in meeting house, 

201. 
Band, RobTert], 149. 
Barbados, 6, 112, 139, 159. 

Barnard, , 188. 

Barny, Jacob, 153, 174, 266. 
Barrett, Thomas, 172. 
Bartholomew, Barthohnew, — , 
115, 116, 126, 135, 136. 
Henry, 89, 101, 106, 114, 140, 
204, 235, 237. 
Bartlet, Nicholas, 239. 
Bartol, Rob[ertl, 140, 253, 258. 

Barton, , 40, 96, 131. 

John, 134. 234. 
Mathew, 62, 98, 216. 217. 
Samuel, 228. 
Basey, Bacy, John, 132, 149, 
172. 



2G8 



INDEX 



Batchelder, Bachelder, Bacliel- 
dor, Bacheler, Batcheldor, 
Batcheller, John, 1, 6, 10, 
19, 21, 22, 27, 38, 41, 50, 63, 
79, 91, 100, 189, 203, 210. 
Joseph, 175. 

Biith, , 92, 138, 141, 173, 

202, 230, 240, 242, 261. 
Eleanor, 22, 23, 44, 45, 93, 

202. 
Simon, 72. 
William, 99. 

Batter, Baiter, , 42-44, 49, 

53, 72, 86, 149. 
Edmond, 10, 13, 16, 27, 29, 31, 
33, 34, 38-44, 46, 53, 56-58, 
67, 81, 83, 86, 89. 

Battin, Battine, , 125, 130, 

261. 
Joana, 126. 
Baxter, John, 4, 93, 212, 219. 

Bay ley, , 46. 

Thomas, 152. 
Beadle, Beedle, Natlianiel, 45, 
65, 107, 115, 135, 141, 165, 
191, 220, 242, 252. 
Samuel, 43, 82, 165, 220, 233, 

238, 240, 263. 
Thomas, 60, 66, 67, 165, 207, 
221, 241. 
Beale, John, 171. 

William, 228. 
Beans, William. 120, 127, 143, 

145, 175, 250. 
Beaver dam, 162. 
Beckett, Beckit, William, 206, 

209, 235, 239. 
Beckwith, see Bockwith. 
Bedding, 248. 
Beds, 233. 

Beef, 25, 27, 95, 96, 228, 233. 
Beer, 24, 96, 141, 151, 169, 184, 

228. 
Bell, 134, 140. 

ring-ing the, 201, 249. 
Bell, Thomas, 87, 91, 112, 225. 
Bellipieces, 27. 

Bellman, 12, 13, 17, 24, 25, 27, 
56, 69, 91, 116, 117, 134, 
141, 168, 179, 201. 
Bendol, Thomas. 236, 253, 257. 
Bennet, Benet, John, 216, 217, 
236, 260. 
Jos., 149. 
Samuel, 75. 
Best, John, 93, 127. 



Eeverlv, 23, 34, 45, 92, 93, 173, 
175. 
perambulation of, 112, 157, 
243, 244, 266. 
Bibbey, George, 260. 
Bicford, Stephen, 232. 

Bishop, Bishope, , 222, 228, 

240, 245, 262. 
Ed\v[ardl, 122, 214, 219, 220, 
222, 225, 226, 229, 230, 234, 
236, 241, 250, 254, 259, 265. 
Blevin, Bleven, John, 2, 62, 119, 
146, 262. 

Bly, Blye, , 57. 

John] 4, 122, 142, 144, 158, 
161, 164, 175. 182, 202-204, 
210-213, 220, 228, 255. 
Board.s, 24. 248. 

for meeting house, 201. 
Boats, impressment of, 6. 
Bobin, Gloid, 126, 260. 
Bockwith, Leonard, 28. 
Books of accounts, 219. 

town. 19, 168, 213. 
Booth, George, 10, 16, 18, 49, 
72. 
Simon, 66, 86. 
I-:oots, 91, 191. 
Boston, 3, 16, 116, 140, 162, 

173, 205, 243. 
Bounty for killing wolves, see 
Wolves. 

Bowdi-sh, Boudish, , 55, 

57. 
William, 39, 71, 102, 233, 260. 
Boyce, Boice, Boyse, Joseph. 2, 
62, 70, 85, 93, 97, 108, 119, 
126, 146, 154, 196, 245. 

Boyden, Boydon, , 34, 47, 

141. 
Boys, 82, 219-221, 231, 264. 
running up and down the 
meeting house, 82. 

Bradstreet, Broadstreet, , 

103. 
Gov., 102. 
Bragg, Henry, 154. 
Brattle, Thomas, 3. 

Bray. . 228, 241. 

Henfryl. 219. 
•John, 172. 
Robert, 240, 257. 
Braybrook, Samuel, 131, 171. 
Bread, 182, 220, 227, 228, 233. 

baker's, 133, 136, 160. 
Brewer, John, 251. 



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269 



Briant, Dorothv, 122, 128, 143, 

247. 
Brick bats, 84. 
Bricks, 182. 

laws concerning, 67. 
making-, 211, 212. 
Brido-es, 2-4, 29, 106, 118, 153, 
154, 182, 183, 193, 204, 245. 
at Butts Brook, 154. 
at Frost fish brook, 52. 
Capt. Corwin's, 162. 
Crane river, 53. 
Fro.st fish, 18, 52. 
Forest river, 45. 
Goklthite's, 262. 
Horse, 18, 45. 
Ipswich road, 215. 
John Proctor's, 66. 
Log-, 162. 

mending- of the, 198. 
over Ruck's creelc, 154, 156. 
palisades near the, 92. 
Eum, 53, 116, 223, 231. 
at Strozig-water brook, 146. 
work on, 70, 144. 
Bridges, Sergeant, 66. 
Ben[jamin], 228, 264. 
Edmond, 70. 
Edward, 4. 

Brimsdin, Brimsden, , 84. 

Britten, Edw[ard], 235. 
Brooks, Butts, 3, 31, 65, 154, 
183. 
near Goldthrites, 18. 
Robinson's, 141. 151, 169. 
Strongwater, 87, 196. 

Brought on, , 84. 

Brown. Broune, Browne. , 

16, 54, 84, 87, 199. 
Capt., 7, 12, 43, 54, 56, 66, 79- 
81, 84, 104, 107, 129, 130, 
132, 133, 135, 140. 
Major, 205, 212, 220, 234, 252, 



253, 



256. 



Benjamin, 107, 197, 199, 200, 
234. 

C, 123. 

James, 4, 84. 

John, 35, 63, 122, 251. 

William, 1, 2, 4, 7-10, 12, 15, 
16, 19-21, 25-27, 29-31, 33, 
34, 40-47, 50, 56-62, 65, 66, 
70. 71, 81, 83, 89. 99, 111, 
113, 160, 179, 181, 182. 

Bryton, , 84. 

Budge barrel, 221. 



Buffora, Buffliam, BufFome, 
Bufham, Caleb, 11, 97, 106, 
107, 120, 144-146, 153, 158, 
193, 194, 204, 219, 244, 245. 

John, 106, 107, 118. 

Joshua, 11, 115, 120, 123, 133, 

145, 153, 158, 195, 215, 219, 
220, 244, 253. 

Bullets, 69. 

Bullock, Bolooke, Boollok, John, 
4, 30, 34, 39, 44, 106, 124, 

146, 165, 175, 216, 257, 263. 
Bulls, 3, 21, 31, 65, 70, 139, 163, 

183, 189, 198, 201. 
town's, 70, 246. 
Burials, 26. 
Burial places, 8, 61. 
Burton, John, 96, 119, 126, 188, 

209, 218. 
Burying point, 54, 59, 71, 113. 
fencing of, 57, 125. 
lease of, 196. 
rent of, 57, 71, 102. 

Bush, , 203. 

Edward, 197, 201, 216, 230. 
Butter, 220, 227, 233. 

Buttolph, , 254. 

John, 107, 216, 217, 235, 242, 
243, 249, 257, 259, 260. 
Butts brook, 3, 31, 65, 154, 183. 
Buxton, Buckstone, Buxtone, 

, 9, 176. 

Anthony, 19, 34, 35, 96, 125, 

126. 
John, 1, 6, 10, 19, 21, 23, 26, 
46, 51. 55, 97, 165, 231, 232, 
252, 264. 
Jos.. 210, 257. 

Cage, 198. 

Cambridge, 5. 

Cambridge Village, 89, 90. 

Can, William, 172. 

Canada, sick peojile from, 236. 

Canady, Daniel, 219. 

Candi.sh, Williain. 237. 

Candles, 107, 216, 221. 233, 240. 

for the watch, 107, 201, 212. 
Car))enters, 67. 116. 
Carrel, Carell, Corell, Anthony, 
235. 

Nathaniel, 70, 93, 233. 235, 
255. 
Carter, James, 234, 260. 

John, 132, 141, 149. 

Tobias, 131, 253, 258. 



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INDEX 



Carts, 17, 66, 117, 147. 
Carver, Robert, 251. 
Cattle, 65, 159, 247. 
Causewaj-s, 46, 55, 121. 
Case, Humphr3% 32, 38, 226, 

235. 
Caton, Dan[iel], 122. 
Chamberlaine, Chamberltn, — , 
121. 

Daniel, 43. 
Chapleman, John, 94. 

Miel, 147, 236. 
Chaplin, Chaplen, , 175, 

180, 185. 

John, 148, 161, 163, 185, 186, 
192, 213, 238. 
Chard, Allen, 236, 253. 
Helen, 213. 
Richfard], 235. 
Chase, John, 101. 
Chever, Ezekiel, 39, 70, 114. 
Peter, 2, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 66, 
89, 106, 153, 161, 165, 212, 

215. 220. 221, 237. 
Children, 248. 

catechizing of, 55. 
instruction of, 56. 
poor, 251. 
Chub, Chubb, William. 171, 

228, 265. 
Church, Elders of, 252. 
money for, 2. 
repair of, 198. 
Cider, 24, 184. 
Clapboards, 41, 248. 

Clark, Clarke, , 86. 

Thomas, 88, 92, 93, 100, 112, 

114, 118, 122, 131, 134, 142, 

144, 184, 245, 262. 

Clay, 84, 86, 235, 248. 

Clerk of the market, 8, 32, 65, 

107, 108, 133, 135, 154, 156, 

181, 182, 206, 213, 215, 242, 
263. 

Clerk of the writs, 207. 
Cliflford. Clefford. Cleford. Cli- 

ford, Clyford, , 200. 

John, 6, 18, 46, 90, 164, 193, 

216, 217, 258. 
Richard, 91, 137, 158, 204. 

Cloice, Cloy, Peter, 170, 223, 

244, 254, 263, 264. 
Cloth, 180, 233. 
Clothing-, 45, 195, 200, 246, 248, 

254. 
Cloutman, Thomas, 213, 236. 



Coats, Cotes, Thomas, 237, 260. 
Codfish, 176. 
Coffins, 220. 

Cole, Coale, Abraham, 7, 103, 
104, 120, 144, 147. 
John, 132. 
Collars, 27. 

Collier, Colly a r, Collyer, Eliz- 
[abeth], 118, 130. 
John, 62, 122, 134, 138, 142. 
Collins, Colens, Francis, 30, 
35, 175, 184. 
James, 84, 171. 
Comer, Jos., 239. 

Richard, 191, 219, 234, 261. 

Commons, town, 4, 17, 20, 32, 

87, 105, 107, 111, 141, 247, 

255, 256. 

Conant, Cunant, Josh[ua], 151, 

221, 239, 250. 
Connecticut, 87. 
Constables, 3, 7, 18. 
standards, 174. 
watch, 5, 17, 65, 89, 107, 117, 
160. 168, 183, 198, 205, 208. 

Cook, Cooke, , 113, 118, 

244. 
Isaac, 22, 29, 34, 85, 96, 97, 
100, 104, 110, 119, 124-126, 
133, 139, 146, 155, 165, 175. 
190, 193, 204, 208, 209, 217, 
218, 221, 242, 247, 256, 257, 
259. 
James, 70, 213. 
John, 29, 101, 120, 144, 147, 

149, 179, 183, 215. 
William, 131, 149, 205, 247. 

Coomes, , 245. 

Hum[phry], 236, 251. 
^Michael, 257. 

Cooper, , 220, 227, 233. 

John W., 29. 
Thomas, 131, 220. 
Corders of wood, 182. 
Corn, 24, 43, 107, 187. 
Indian, 27, 53, 228. 
Corwin, Corwen, Corwine, Cur- 
en, Curwin, , 233. 

Capt., 5, 42, 162. 

George, 1, 23, 24, 27, 42, 57, 

60, 109, 124, 126. 
John, 1, 2, 3, 18, 20, 21, 23- 
27, 29, 30, 33, 34, 39, 41, 44- 
46, 48, 52, 53, 57, 58, 61, 63, 
65, 69, 78, 81, 83, 87, 127, 
160, 196. 



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271 



Corwin, Jonathan, 1, 3, 20, 23 
24, 27, 49, 60, 65, 68, 'lOl' 
104, 106, 107, 111, 120, 134 
140, 142, 153, 158, 165, 186, 
190, 195, 197, 205, 206, 210, 
233, 247, 252, 255. 
Cotton wool, 6, 139, 140, 159. 
Council of safety, 205. 
Counter, Edward, 93. 
Country rates, 10-15, 21, 24-26 
28, 30, 31, 36-38, 47-52, 56- 
58, 64, 70-75, 78, 79, 81, 82 
93, 113, 118, 174, 176, 180,' 
199, 224, 226, 227, 250, 254 
260, 262. 
Country road, 15-17. 
Country treasurer, 42, 52, 68, 
113, 115, 118, 139, 140, 145' 
207, 261. 
County Court, 44, 83, 87, 89 
90, 114, 117, 126, 141, 142' 
164, 169, 184, 207, 210, 211.' 
County rates, 36, 48-51, 81, 86 

153. 
County treasurer, 94, 95, 103 

133, 135, 
Court, 39. 

General, 4, 8, 33, 44, 53, 55 
67, 71, 83, 89, 103, 106, 135, 
136, 140, 149, 160, 162, 167 
206, 226, 255. 
County, 38, 114, 118, 133. 
Court chamber, 177. 
Court of sessions, 198. 
Cove, the, 42, 59. 
Cowdick, Richard, 119, 174. 
Cows, 3, 159, 183, 193, 224. 
town herd of, 31, 65. 

Cox, , 253, 257. 

George, 147. 

James, 126, 236, 251, 257. 
Mary-, 261. 
Cox, Georg-e & Son, 236. 
Crane river, 45, 53, 159. 

Cranifar, , 131. 

Creasy, John, 225. 

Crimes, punishment of, 55. 

Croad, Crood, , 98, 188. 

John, 260. 

Richard, 2, 44, 114. 120, 121, 
142, 175, 192, 213. 
Cromwell, Cromwel, Crumwell, 
, 5, 24, 220. 



Cromwell, John, 3, 9, 22, 25 33 
47, 54, 57, 62, 93, 94, 'lOO,' 
102, 107, 123, 124, 146, 148, 
154, 165, 171, 175, 176, 178,' 
193, 196, 208, 218, 255-257. 
Philip, 1-4, 8, 10, 11, 14 17 
23-27, 29, 34, 50, 54, 57, 69' 
71, 78, 83, 102, 133. 
Thomas, 114, 127, 143 149 
177. 

Cromwell's Neck, 157. 

Crosley, Henry, 149. 

Cubbard, Dan, 257. 

Cullers of fish, 107, 108, 158 
206. 

Culliner, John, 252. 

Curtice, John, 149, 172. 

William, 18, 53, 98, 107 147 
183, 199, 206, 209, 213*, 215,' 
220, 236, 243, 245, 262. 

Curwen, see Corwin. 

Cutler, Samuel, 232, 262. 

Dalin, , 235. 

Daniell, Danell, , I66. 

Stephen, 164. 

Darby, , 215, 219. 

Rog-er, 120, 147, 206, 209, 219, 

238, 240. 
Thomas, 191, 192. 
Darling, Darlin, George, 8, 20, 
112, 139, 179, 238, 247. 
James, 218, 245. 
John, 152, 162. 
Jos., 237, 260. 
Thomas, 118, 237. 

Daves, , 237. 

David, , 260. 

David (Indian), 192. 
Deacons, 20, 36, 37. 
Dean, George, 23, 32, 39, 49. 
Demere, Mary, 245. 
Den, William!^ 237. 

Dennes, Denis, , 227. 

Ensign, 233. 
Sergeant, 220. 
Jjimes. 48. 
Deputies, instructions for, to 

General Court, 103, 135. 
Derb3% see Darby. 
Derick, Derich, Mioh[ael], 174, 

235. 
Dimond, Jfamels. 132. 
Dixey. Thomas, 102. 
Dodge, John, 157, 213, 243. 
Dog pond, 3, 65. 



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INDEX 



Dolebear, , 227. 

Dotteredge, John, 172. 
Douster, John, 239, 251. 
Dove, Math lew], 150, 239. 
Dowe, Matt., 182. 
Downton, Dounton, Downten, 

, 110, 118, 127, 142, 144, 

212. 

William, 55, 82, 104, 113, 143, 
155, 164, 165, 169, 190, 201. 
Drawers, 174. 
Drink, selling of, 262. 
Driver, , 216, 217. 

Charles, 122, 128, 143. 

William, 214. 

Dudly, ■ ; 162. 

Dunham, Jonathan, 239. 
Durel, Durele, Durell, Nicholas, 

93, 141, 174, 250. 
Durland, John, 86, 229. 
Dutch, Hezekiah, 257. 

Samuel, 165, 236, 251. 

Earthy, John. 131. 
Eborne, see Aburne. 
Edger, Jos., 261. 

Edmonds, , 237. 

Edwards, , 250. 

John, 104, 127, 171, 213. 
Efford, Christopher, 149. 
Elders of the Church, 252. 
Eliot, Elliott, Andrew, 93. 

Dan[iel], 223, 263. 

Fi-ances, 90, 91. 

Francis, 191, 237. 

Roger, 100, 143, 177. 
Elkins, Thomas, 154, 245. 
Elson, - — -, 118. 

John, 131. 
Emery, Dr., 163. 

Endicot, , 93, 166. 

England, , 259. 

Lieut., 220. 

William, 132, 149. 

English, , 98, 115, 124-126, 

130, 132, 184, 259. 

Philip, 94, 99, 107, 109, 114, 
116, 118, 125, 130-132, 141, 
148, 149, 151, 164, 167, 184, 
214-216, 242, 265. 
Engols, Lieut., 262. 
Enuf, John, 149. 

Epps, Epes, Eps, Epts, , 

127, 168, 205, 210, 260. 

Daniel, 8, 24, 35, 41, 56, 178, 
182, 190, 194, 195, 197, 233. 



Facey, Edw[ard], 253. 
Farmers, 67, 68, 167, 256, 258. 
Farms, the, 29, 64, 71, 142, 154, 

183. 
Farms, see also Salem Village. 
Feild, Thomas, 56, 260. 
Felt, George, 216. 
Jonathan, 216. 

Felton, , 14, 21, 67, 140, 

150, 151, 176, 180, 189, 204. 
Lieut., 97, 106, 122, 125, 178, 

246, 262. 
Benjamin, 27, 111, 130, 137. 
John, 33, 97, 100, 124, 125, 
146, 153, 165, 175, 187, 188, 
218, 245, 246, 256, 257. 
Nat[haniel], 5, 22, 33, 53, 75, 
83, 91, 97, 100, 116, 124, 
125, 146, 175, 218, 250, 257, 
259. 
Fences, 25, 204, 215. 

.surveyors of, 2, 29, 106, 153, 

182, 204, 215, 245. 
Ferry, 4. 

to Beverly, 34, 35, 266. 
over North river, 214. 
to Marblehead, 263, 266. 
Feveryeare. Edmond, 39, 165. 
Fillyar, Philip, 150. 
Finney, William, 234, 238. 
Fish, 163, 176, 187. 

culler of, 107, 108, 158, 206. 
Fish, Stephen, 97, 171. 
Fisk, John, 24, 25, 27, 80. 
Flander, Fleinder, Flender, 

Flindar, Flinder, , 110, 

141, 149. 

Richard, 19, 98, 104, 113, 118, 

150, 155, 164, 169, 216, 217. 

Flint, Edward, 1, 3, 10, 11, 17, 

19, 25, 33, 35, 39, 40, 43, 60, 

67, 83, 86, 93, 106, 107, 120, 

141, 145, 147, 154, 206-208, 

210, 211, 213, 215, 219, 245, 

252, 260. 

John, 154, 159, 215, 234, 238, 

265. 
Jonathan, 238. 
Joseph, 225, 232. 
Thomas, 1, 5, 18, 21, 25, 26, 
32, 34, 39, 47, 48, 52, 54, 56, 
60, 66, 67, 80, 81, 107, 124, 
141, 147, 148, 151, 165, 182, 

183, 204, 211, 227, 231, 232, 
240, 242-245, 248, 250, 259. 

William, 121. 



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273 



Follett, FoIIet, Follott, John 
262. 
Kobert, 2, 16, 17, 158, 164 
206, 209, 247, 252. 
Foot, Foote, Foott, Fott, Isaac 
98, 110, 158, 161, 164, 193 
206, 252, 259. 
Forest river, 45. 
Foster, Forster, Forter, Foster, 
Christopher, 97, 125, 147. 
David, 210. 

John, 9.3, 94, 96, 97, 125, 126, 
153, 165, 175, 188, 209,' 217.' 
Jonathan, 235. 
Jo.seph, 97, 120, 123, 174. 
Samuel, 96, 125, 175, 218. 
Fort, carting- of sleepers for 

the, 240. 
Fountain, Fountaine, Fountin, 

Peter, 147, 258. 
Frayle, Samuel, 20. 
Freemen, 4. 

meeting's of, 6, 33, 140, 149, 
160, 162. 
French, the, 169, 173, 178, 226 

236. 
Frizel, Frezef, Eleck, 128, 143. 
Frost, William, 162. 
Frostfish brook, 52, 114. 
Frostfish river, 18, 21, 166. 
bridg-e at, 18. 
horse bridge at, 21. 
Fry, Frey, Thomas, 128, 143. 
Fuller, Foller, Fulleh, Lieut., 
232. 
Sergeant, 124, 133. 
Benjamin, 94, 96, 128, 152, 

155, 164, 232, 264. 
Jacob, 23, 114, 152, 225, 231, 

232, 236, 264. 
Robert, 19, 29, 34, 35, 47, 67, 
85, 116, 119, 165, 182, 252, 
259. 
Sam[uel], 152. 
Thomas, 5, 15, 23, 51, 62, 70, 
75, 117, 139, 152, 165, 215, 
225, 231, 264. 
Fulling- mill, 16. 

Gale, Abraham, 240, 258. 

Bartholomew^, 166, 172. 239, 
253. 

Ganson, Benjamin, 191, 237. 

Gardner, Garder, Gardiner, 

Gardnr, Garner, , 70, 

81, 148, 178, 180, 194. 



Gardner, Gen., 169. 
Lieut., 198. 
John, 24. 
S., 145. 

Samuel, 5, 6, 8, 15, ]9, 20, 25 
29-31, 33-35, 40, 41, 44, 46| 
50, 54, 56-58, 61, 62, 65-67i 
70, 71, 74, 80, 83, 85, 87-94, 
96, 98, 99, 101-110, 112-118, 
121, 123, 125, 129-141, 144, 
147, 148, 150, 151. 153, 155, 
157, 158, 160, 162-165, 167- 
170, 172-174, 176-190, 192, 
194-205, 207, 210-215, 217, 
225, 227, 230, 231, 233, 234, 
240-242, 245, 247, 249, 250, 
255, 256, 261, 263. 
Thomas, 1, 5, 18, 21, 22, 39, 
48, 49, 55-57, 83, 104. 'lOsj 
107, 109, 111, 134, 138-140, 
145, 148, 151, 157, 165, 179- 
185, 187, 189, 190, 192, 194, 
207, 208, 210, 214, 242, 244, 
247, 259, 260, 265. 

Gaskin, , 80. 

Edvt^ard, 18, 229. 
Samuel, 2, 62, 70, 83-85, 96, 
97, 126, 146, 153, 154, 193, 
194, 209, 245, 260. 
Gates, 162. 

Gatchel, Jo., 121, 127, 143. 
Gattingsby, Moses, 228. 
Gavet, John. 216. 

Philip, 234. 
Gedney, Gedny, (iidnev. Gidny, 

, 9, 16. 28, 72", 74. 124. 

133, 163, 178, 179, 189, 190, 

196, 220. 

Capt., 134, 140, 142-144. 148, 

153, 155-157, ]59, 160, 162. 

Col., 202, 205. 214, 215, 227, 

228, 242, 247. 
Lieut., 2. 

Major, 164, 168, 169, 173, 176, 
178, 179, 252, 255, 256, 258, 
265. 
Bartholomew, ], 4, 6, 7, 27, 
34, 64, 68, 83, 85, 86, 100, 
109, 111, 113, 158, 163, 167- 
169, 172, 174, 181, 182. 188. 
C, 137, 145, 147, 148, 150. 
Eleazer, 2, 43, 243, 261. 
John, 10, 11, 22, 28, 44, 72, 
86, 89, 104, 133, 143, 145, 
187, 197. 
Susan, 130. 



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INDEX 



Geese, keeping of, 61. 
Geford, Fra[ncis], 123. 

Geggles, Gigles, , 67. 

Thomas, 67, 91, 98. 
Geggles, see Jeggles. 
General Court, 4, 8, 33, 44, 53, 
55, 67, 71, 83, 89, 103, 106, 

135, 136, 140, 149, 160, 162, 
167, 206, 226, 255. 

Gentiman, see Jentman. 
George (Indian Sagamore), 

166, 167. 
Gerny, Capt., 160. 
Gerrish, Geresh, Gerish, , 

136, 212, 214-217, 227, 235, 
240, 242, 248-250, 259, 261, 
263. 

Capt., 173. 

Benjamin, 29, 34, 47, 86, 87, 
105, 107, 108, 110, 165, 185, 

187, 191, 207, 211, 212, 240- 
242. 

Getchell, see Gatchel. 

Gifford, see Geford. 

Giles, Geogles, Geoyes, Geoyles, 
Geoyls, Giels, Eleazer, 7, 
97, 106, 135, 148, 165, 183, 

188, 189, 199, 204. 
John. 256, 265. 

Gill, William, 226. 

Gingell, Gingill, John, 121, 138, 

152. 
Glanfield, Richard, 165. 

Robert, 251. 
Glass, in meeting house, 74, 
177, 196, 200, 213. 
in school house, 177. 
in town house, 213. 
Glass house, 2, 29, 61, 62, 193, 
fences, 154. 
field, 154, 182, 204. 
Gloid, Glovd, John, 121, 122, 
127, 128, 226, 235. 
Mofses], 155. 
Glover, John, 4, 56, 70, 72, 86, 
121, 182, 219, 220, 226, 236, 
237. 
Godfre, Goodfree, William, 172, 

234, 238. 
Godsoe, William, 62, 122, 128. 
Goldthrite's brook, 141. 
Golthrite, Golethite, Golthite, 

Goulthite, , 26. 

Samuel, 97, 187, 194, 209, 218, 

225, 227. 
Thomas, 18, 28. 



Good, , 130. 

Goodale, Goodall, Good ell, 

Goodll, , 96, 102, 131, 

138, 142, 158, 173, 174, 179, 
200, 204. 
Zach., 148, 154, 222, 244, 264. 
Gooding, William, 174. 
Goodwin, Nathaniel, 63, 
Gookin, Lieut. Maj., 176. 

Gould, Gold, Goold, , 140, 

152, 157, 159, 170. 
James, 232, 244. 
Jos., 244. 

Thomas, 40, 76, 88, 134, 135, 
142, 145, 148, 157, 158, 165, 
169-171, 175, 244. 

Grafton, Graften, , 33. 

John, 6, 106, 107, 123, 165. 
Joshua, 60, 94, 151, 260, 
Grain, 94. 

Grants, Town, 8, 53, 167, 
Graves. 220. 

digging of, 144, 158, 204, 249. 
Gray, Joseph, 30, 35, 213. 
Robert, 212, 221. 
Samuel, 144, 177, 260. 
Green, Grean, Greene, Gren, 

Grene, , 119, 189. 

John, 18, 21, 22, 41, 79, 100, 
122, 146, 153, 155, 173, 174, 
176, 178, 189, 195, 203, 210, 
219, 256. 
Rob[ert], 126, 

Thomas, 9, 32, 51, 67, 103, 
105, 123, 129, 133, 134, 214- 
216, 219, 232, 

Grenow, , 97, 

Grenslate, John, 236, 
Grimes, Grime, Alister, 131, 
234, 243, 246. 
Jos., 237, 251. 
Grinsthet, James, 251. 

Groue, , 69. 

Grove, Edward, 2, 5, 29, 107. 
Guns, 101. 

Guppy, Guppey, Gupy, , 236. 

John, 4, 121, 143. 
Ruben, 4, 86. 

Hacker, Georce, 18, 68, 86, 93, 

120, 144, 206, 219. 
Hadlock, James, 151, 152, 171. 

John. 231. 
Hair, 84. 
Hand screws, 27. 
Harbert, John, 253, 



INDEX 



275 



Hardy, Hardey, Hardye, ■ , 

47, 67, 96, 100, 105, IO7' 
123, 146, 148, 157, 159, 161- 
163, 169, 178. 
James, 237, 253. 
Joseph, 1, 3, 5, 18, 21, 22, 24- 
26, 30, 31, 47, 62, 102, 109, 
112, 115, 160, 165. 
Harney, George, 93, 245. 

Pet[er], 261. 
Harris, Haris, Harres, Richard, 

91, 164, 253, 257. 
Hart, Jonathan, 172. 
Harvj', Georg-e, 225. 
Harwood. John, 232. 
Basket, Haskett, Elias, 237. 
Stephen, 95. 

Haskins, Hoskins, , 266. 

Rog-er, 195. 197, 210, 224, 233. 

Hathorne, Hathorn, , 32, 

33, 88, 90, 92, 97, 104, 108, 
110, 113, 115, 116, 120, 125, 
127, 131, 134, 255, 259. 
John, 1-3, 7, 8. 13. 20, 23- 
27, 29-34, 38-44, 46, 48, 53, 
54, 56-58, 60-62, 65, 66, 69, 
71, 72, 78, 80, 81-85, 87-90, 
92, 94. 96, 98, 99, 101-104, 
106, 107. 109, 110, 112, 113, 
123, 126, 179, 181, 182, 200, 
205, 206. 252. 256. 
William, 28. 32. 
Haukins, Gam[aliel], 253, 257. 
James, 253, 257. 

Haynes, Hains, Havns, , 51, 

122, 157. 
Thomas, 61, 64, 70, 81, 88, 97, 
122, 152, 165. 
Haj-ward, see Keyword. 
Hearst, see Hirst" 
Henderson. Hinderson, John, 
219, 236, 238, 251. 
Peter, 126. 147, 171, 216, 217, 
236, 238, 260. 
Henfield, William, 164, 240, 

253. 
Herbert, see Harbert. 
Herrick, Herek. Herrik. Hor- 

reck, , 248, 249, 251, 

254, 264, 265. 
Georg-e, 148, 237. 
Joseph, 21. 38, 39, 52, 112, 
114, 165, 183. 214-216, 222, 
242-244, 249. 264. 265. 
Zachariah, 146, 175, 176, 178, 
189, 203, 210, 219, 256. 



Hej^word, , 124. 

Higg-inson, , 33, 36, 37, 61, 

71-79, 85, 102, 107, 109, 110, 
113, 133, 169, 185, 187, 188, 
191, 210, 212. 
Capt., 107-109, 113, 115-117, 
121, 124, 130, 134-130, 153, 
157, 159, IGO, 162-164, 168- 
170, 173, 178, 179, 182, 198, 
199, 203, 205, 207, 208, 212 
250, 260. 
H., 127. 

John, 1, 3, 8, 31, 34, 41. 62, 65, 
66, 69, 73, 79, 83, 84, 87-92, 
94. 96, 99, 101, 102, 104, 106, 
110, 112, 114, 155, 158, 163, 
168, 172, 173, 176, 179, 188, 
190-192. 197-201, 203, 205, 
207, 226, 244, 247, 258, 265. 
Thomas, 213. 
Highways, at Andover bridge, 
231. 
disbursements on, 96, 98. 
by John Dodge's, 213. 
at Frost fish brook, 114. 
by Mr. Gardner's liill, 70. 
against old Mr. Gardner's 

house, 180, 194. 
by Goodman G;i skins', 80. 
going to the Island, 172. 
laying out of, 38, 121, 162, 

168, 211, 225, 248, 250. 
near meeting house, 86. 
to the meeting house, 118, 

162. 
mending of, 5, 87, 88, 116, 
140, 172, 181, 200, 211, 229, 
263. 
by John Robinson's house, 

194. 
Overseers of, 26, 27. 29, 51, 
53, 55. 75, 96, 98, 106, 125, 
139, 140, 142, 146, 154, 175, 
183, 199. 
Surveyors of, 29, 204, 244, 

245. 
work done on, 14, 23, 26, 27, 
48, 56, 72, 112. 114, 119, 
125, 146, 147, 149, 151, 166, 
170, 179, 189, 194, 198, 209, 
217, 219, 220, 222, 223, 230, 
231. 235. 263-265. 

Hill, , 38. 

John, 248. 
Zebulon, 54. 226. 
Hill, John & Brother, 191. 



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INDEX 



Hilliard, Ed., 164. 

Jonathan, 239, 253. 
Hillton, John, 172. 
Hinckson, John, 238, 261. 

Hirst, Horst, Hurst, , 33, 

94, 96-98, 101, 102, 104, 111, 
124, 127, 128, 134, 136, 153, 
157, 162, 163, 169, 173, 178, 
179, 214, 215, 217, 218, 227, 
231, 234, 240, 245, 250, 251, 
259, 261, 263. 
William, 66, 94, 95, 99, 102, 
107, 108, 128, 155, 163, 167, 
170, 172-174, 176, 179-187, 
189-192, 194-205, 207, 212, 
225, 241, 242. 
Hodges, Hodge, Hoges, G., 220. 
George, 34, 44, 47, 105, 224. 
Eobert, 171. 
Hogs, 25, 35. 
Holgate, James, 220. 
Hollingsworth, H o 1 i n w o rth, 
Hollingworth, Hollinworth, 

, 96, 172. 

Eleanor, 13, 25, 44, 50, 150, 

239. 
Richard, 225, 242. 
Holmes, Hoalms, Hoames, 
Hoams, Hoanes, Homes, 

, 110, 118, 143. 

John, 19, 66, 104, 113, 147, 

165, 169, 204, 244. 
Jos., 261. 

Holonwood, , 155. 

Holton, Houlton, Benjamin, 
223, 231. 
Henry, 264. 
Jam['e]s, 153. 
John, 264. 

Joseph, 19, 116, 152, 231, 241, 
244, 248, 264, 265. 
Homan, Hoaman, Hoamon, 
John, 134, 141, 142, 157, 174, 
180, 195. 
Hoopei-, B., 219. 
Horse bridge, 18, 45. 
Horses, 5, 39, 67, 107, 125, 126, 
146, 219, 221, 222, 247, 263, 
264. 

Home, , 66, 122, 227, 236, 

250, 255. 
Benjamin, 148, 187, 214, 218, 
221, 224-226, 229, 230, 233, 
234, 240, 241, 248, 256, 265, 



Home, John, 36, 40, 61, 63, 64, 
66, 69, 80. 82, 107, 114, 124- 
127, 144, 206, 259. 
Joseph, 31, 34, 37, 46, 52-54, 
71, 72, 80, 81, 107, 108, 115, 
182, 245, 250, 259. 
Nathaniel, 56. 
Simon, 8, 107, 156. 
Hou.se of Correction, 103, 105, 

111. 
House of entertainment, 202. 
Houten, Eebecca, 219. 
Howard, Haward, Haword, — , 
94, 101, 246, 258, 265. 
Nat[haniel], 95, 96, 99, 128, 
129, 161, 165, 213, 214-216, 
229, 245, 254, 255. 
Thomas, 14, 33. 

Hull, , 14. 

John, 8, 11-13, 40, 69, 103. 

Humphry, , 109, 225. 

Hunawel, Israel, 150. 
Hutchison, Hucheson, Huchi- 
son, Hutchenson, Benja- 
min, 231, 232, 264. 
John, 223, 231, 232. 
Jo.seph, 20, 46, 57-59, 62, 63, 
91, 103, 114, 141, 151, 157, 
165, 221, 231, 252, 264. 

Indian corn, 27, 53, 228. 

Indian war, 9. 

Indians, 82, 166, 167, 178, 192, 

226. 
Ingalls, see Engols. • 
Ingersoll, Engersoll, EngorsoU, 
Ingersal, Ingersall, Inger- 
sol, Ingerson, Ingesol, 
Lieut., 264. 
John. 56, 84, 98, 116, 165, 216, 

217. 
Jo, 38. 
Marv, 130. 

Nathaniel, 6, 19, 35, 43, 71, 
92, 93, 152, 154, 165, 221, 
223, 231. 
Eichard, 52, 93. 
Samuel, 56, 165, 259. 
Sarah, 130. 
Ingersoll's lane, 156. 
Inn holders, 44, 83, 126. 
Inns, 83. 
Ipswich, 208. 

river, 6, 162. 166, 255. 
road, 204, 215, 232, 244. 
Irish women, 178. 



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277 



Iron work for meeting- house, 

201. 
Islands, The, 105. 
in pond, 109. 

Ives, , 140. 

Thomas, 1. 5, 19, 21, 25, 26, 
49, 55, 60, 70, 107, 141, 147, 
165, 172, 182. 

Jacobs, George, 21, 79, 97, 119, 
122, 125, 171, 175, 178, 222, 
264. 
James, Thomas, 16, 242. 
Jeg-gles, Jegels, Jeggls, Daniel, 
148. 
Nat., 239. 

Thomas, 110, 158, 206, 239. 
William, 253, 257. 
Jeggles, see Geggles. 
Jentman, Gentiman, Sam[uel], 

75, 123. 
Jewell, Stephen, 161. 
John (Indian), 192. 

Johnson, Jonson, , 2, 3, 17. 

Francis, 17. 
John, 213, 227, 236. 
Johojkin (Indian), 167. 

Jones. Joans, , 244, 247. 

Hugh, 9C). 
Morgan, 49, 121. 
Joy, David, 234. 

Pet[er], 122, 238, 250. 
Jurors, 44, 250. 
Jury, choice of, 38, 164. 

Grand, 17, 19, 46, 116, 141. 
of trials, 6, 17, 19, 36, 38, 39, 
45, 67, 110, 115, 116, 141, 
161, 247. 

Keaser, Keazer, Kesor, Kewzer, 
Keysar, Keysor, Keyzar, 

Keyzer, ', 180, 191."^ 

Benjamin, 7, 12. 
Eleaz[er], 94, 104, 153, 155, 
163, 169, 175, 190, 191, 212, 
216, 217. 
George, 53, 116, 165. 
Keby, Elisha, 46, 76. 
Kelloni, Lot, 123. 
Kempthorne, Kenthorne, Eph- 

raim, 18, 154. 
Kempton, Ephraim, 91, 120, 262. 
Kennedy, see Canady. 
Kenny, Keany, Keney, Keny, 

-^ , 180." 

Henry, 21, 94, 153, 162, 183, 
223", 264. 



Kenny, John, 75, 123. 
Kersey, 17. 
Keton, Daniel, 193. 
Kettle, James. 265. 
Ke^ ser, see Keaser. 

Kibins, , 130. 

King, , 123, 125, 136, 140, 

14.5, 146, 148, 150, 155, 164, 

168, 172, 203, 212. 
Daniel, 9, 18, 30. 44, 47, 116, 

120, 125, 134, 142, 144-147, 
155, 158, 161, 164. 169, 175- 
177, 188. 

John, 18, 26, 51, 97, 106, 119, 
126, 197, 199, 201, 202, 209, 
218, 225, 255, 265. 
Sam[uel], 195, 218. 
William, 72, 114, 120, 194. 
Kirkeet, William, 251. 
Kitchen, Ketchen, Ketchim, 
Ketching, Kit chin, Kitch- 
ing, , 114, 123, 198, 201, 

204, 214, 234, 255. 
Eobert, 19, 21, 34, 35, 39, 46, 

49, 60, 67, 80, 86, 91, 104, 
106, 107, 120, 133, 144, 154, 
161, 165, 182, 197-200, 202- 

205, 219, 242, 243, 247, 252. 
Knights, Knight, , 192, 213. 

Charles, 150, 172. 
J., 100. 

Jonathan. 122. 
Ph[ilip]. 76. 
Rich[ard], 147. 

Ladders, 18. 

Lake, , 24. 44. 

Lamb, -^, 134. 

Lambert. , 32. 89. 94, 96- 

98. 101, 104, 114, 115, 120, 

121, 124. 125, 132. 
Daniel. 180. 183. 192, 260. 

263. 
John, 18, 68, 94-96, 98, 99, 

114. 118, 127, 165, 191, 234, 

255. 
Samuel, 167. 177. 
Sarah, 9, 22. 23. 44, 45 67, 92, 

93, 105, 129, 134, 173, 202. 

219. 

T/ander, Landor. , 110, 118. 

John. 1.2. 31. 32. 104, 106, 113, 

141, 165, 216, 217, 220. 
N.. 125. 
Lands, hired, 3. 
town, 4, 23. 



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INDEX 



Lane, Samuel, 228. 
Langford, John, 239. 
Lapthorne, John, 132. 
Laskin, Timothy, 62, 183. 
Lathers, 66. 
Laths, 86, 248. 

Leach, Lech, Leech, , 132, 

134. 
Capt., 148, 159, 165. 
Sergeant, 218. 

John, 21, 41, 45, 49, 52, 64, 
79, 80, 85, 93, 100, 114, 122, 
124, 134, 140, 143, 144, 146, 
157, 159, 165, 174-176, 179, 

180, 184, 187, 189, 193, 194, 
203, 210, 236, 243, 247, 252, 
256. 

Jo[seph], 61, 64. 
Richard, 46. 
Leather, Sealers of, 8, 32, 65, 
107, 108, 133, 135, 154, 156, 

181, 182, 206, 213, 242, 251, 
252. 

Searchers and Sealers of, 
214. 

Lecture day, 57, 103, 107, 110, 
133, 181, 184, 194, 214, 255. 

Legroue, Lagroe, John, 150, 
172. 

Lemes, Thomas, 172. 

Leverett, Edward, 172. 

Lewes, Thomas, 213. 

Lights, care of, 108. 

Lime, 84. 

Lindall, Lendall, Lendoll, Lin- 
da!, Lindel, Lindol, Lindoll, 

, 5, 6, 10, 33, 51, 83, 

111, 115, 123, 134-136, 141, 
153, 182, 260. 
Capt., 6. 

Timothj', 2, 3, 6, 7, 34. 47, 48, 
60, 67, 69, 87, 88, 104, 107, 
115, 155, 157-160, 162-164, 
167-170, 172-174, 176, 178- 
180, 183-185, 187, 189, 190, 
192, 194-196, 206, 226, 265. 

Liscomb, , 49. 

Locker, Lockiar, Lockier, Lock- 

ter, , 246, 250, 260, 262. 

George, 146, 151, 182, 204, 
215, 242, 243, 246, 248, 249, 
254, 260-262. 

Log bridge, 162. 

Logier, Ph[ilip], 97. 

Lombes, John, 97. 

Longly, John, 86, 147. 



Longstaf, Longstop, , 131. 

William, 120. 
Loomes, John, 46, 116, 119, 178. 
Lord, Lourd, , 141, 143, 151. 

Jos.. 114, 143. 

William, 28, 82, 93, 113, 133, 
143, 165, 177. 
Losia, Losier, Ph[ilip], 70, 85. 
Lucas, Oliver, 132, 150. 
Lunt, Henry, 225. 
Lvnn, 111, 112, 256, 258. 
'line, 20, 112, 247, 256, 258. 

perambulation of, 112, 244. 
Lyon, Josh[ua], 253, 257. 

Maber, Mabor, ]Maibey, May- 

ber, Mebor, , 200, 204. 

Richard, 72, 84, 89, 117, 118, 
121, 126, 130, 143, 148, 204, 
205, 217, 220, 245. 
Mackmallen, Mackmallion, Me- 
callom, Alexander, 234. 
John, 146, 189. 
Macullum, Macallum, Mackal- 
um, Calum, 72, 79, 174. 
Kallim, 38. 
Maguss (Indian), 167. 
Maiden, 166. 

Manning, Maning, Capt., 49. 
Jacob, 40, 213. 
Nicholas, 31, 32, 58. 
Thomas, 171. 
Mansfield, John, 251. 
P., 212, 237. 
Paul, 251. 
Manson, John, 122. 
Marblehead, 20. 
ferry to, 263, 266. 
jjerambulation of, 112, 139, 

244. 
road to, 20. 
Marcy, John, 182, 195, 210, 214, 

224. 
Market, Clerk of, see Clerk of 

the IMarket. 
Marks, Alex, 132. 
Marsh, Ja[mes], 128. 
Samuel, 97, 125. 
Zachariah, 19, 20, 97, 166, 
215, 232. 
Marshall, John, 252. 

Marston, . 140, 202, 230, 

234, 244, 245, 252. 
Capt., 255, 256, 259-261. 
Ensign, 230. 



INDEX 



279 



Marston, Beujamin, 45, 107, 
134, 147, 165, 183, 199, 219, 
234, 244, 259. 
John, 4, 8, 9, 19, 22, 35, 60, 
62, 66-68, 85, 104, 107-109, 
116, 117, 126, 130, 154, 1G5, 
184, 188, 199, 201, 202, 203. 
Jonathan, 185. 

Manassah, 29, 39, 40, 101, 
107, 111, 115, 165, 183, 199, 
207, 208, 226, 244, 265. 
William, 4, 7, 127, 224. 
Martin, James, 260. 
Mascoll, Mascol, Maskol, Mask- 
oil, Maskul, John, 17, 34, 
47, 55, 125, 131, 141, 180, 
192, 259. 
Thomas, 99. 
Mason, Mauson, Elias, 19, 27, 
35, 98, 104, 116. 
Thomas, 56. 
Massey, John, 4, 266. 
Masury, see Measury. 

Maul, Maule, , 203. 

Thomas, 2, 11, 23, 24, 26, 27, 
29, 31, 39, 48, 49, 62, 72. 
107, 134, 146, 153, 197, 201. 
Maytield, Benjamin, 261. 
Mayflower (ship), 236. 
Meacham, Meachum, Isaac, 123. 
Jeremiah, 16, 38, 66, 72, 79, 
120, 150, 259. 
Mead, Thomas, 150. 
Mears, Eob[ert], 220, 225. 

Measury, Meshry, , 258. 

Benjamin, 150, 239. 
John, 150. 
Jos., 248. 

Joseph, 123, 171, 221, 239. 
Law[rence], 132. 
Thomas, 213. 
William, 254. 
Meat, 220. 

packers of, 107, 108. 
Mecanne, Eob[ert], 220. 

Mecartee, Mecarter, , 253. 

Charles, 234, 253. 
John, 56, 120. 
Meeting- house, 18, 68, 80, 86, 
88, 204, 235. 
balusters in, 201. 
bench in the, 201. 
boys playing- about, 82. 
building- of, 33. 
claj)boarding- of, 41. 
doors of, 85, 116. 



Meeting- house, foundations 
for, 10. 
frame, 201. 

galleries in, 38, 40, 56, 70, 
154, 156, 200, 201, 214, 216, 
259. 
glass in, 74, 177, 196, 200, 

213. 
ground silling of, 116. 
highway to the, 118, 162. 
iron work for, 201. 
pendant in, 201. 
pews in, 88, 196, 259. 
pillars in, 196, 200, 201. 
plank for, 201. 
pla-stering, 84. 
pulpit stairs in, 212. 
repairing of, 32, 154, 156, 
211, 228, 258, 259, 263, 265. 
roof of, 67, 68, 85, 202. 
scaffolding for, 41. 
seats in, 38, 52, 53, 56, 70, 84, 
85, 123, 151, 156, 196, 201, 
211, 214, 216, 225, 250, 252, 
259, 260. 
shingling of, 200, 202, 234, 

252. 
stairs in the, 201, 212. 
timber for the, 201. 
turret of the, 52. 
underpinning of, 200. 
windows of, 31, 52, 71. 
windows in gallery of, 71. 
Melican, William, 239. 
Merrell, John, 228. 
Michel, Thomas, 238, 260. 
Miles, JosTephJ, 12, 88, 92, 100, 

130. 
Militia, 221, 222, 229, 240, 243. 
Milk, Milke, John, 4, 22, 49, 57, 

73, 81, 102, 125, 148, 173. 
Millar, Pefter], 239. 
Millard, PetTer], 253. 
Mill.s, 16. 154. 156, 163, 228. 
Mini.sters, maintenance of, 156, 
181, 186, 258. 
rates, 10-15, 28, 36, 38, 40, 
47-51, 63, 66, 68, 71, 73-78, 
85, 86, 110, 144, 148, 153, 
155, 158, 164, 169, 170, 173, 
181, 186, 187, 189. 
Ministry, the, 60, 69. 
Misei-y Islands, rent of, 41, 57, 

190, 195. 
Money, for church, 2. 
college, 3, 5. 



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INDEX 



Monev, for wood, 96, 233. 

for'towTi, 1, 6, 65, 246, 247. 

paper, 260, 261, 263. 

of the poor, 116, 184, 227. 

for relief of wounded, 227. 
Monford, Ja[mes], 172. 
More, Capt.. 116. 

Fra[ncis], 239, 253. 

Pachard, 123, 251. 

Morgan, , 227. 

Moser, Hen[ry], 150. 

Moses, , 151. 

Mould, Mold, , 169, 180, 212. 

Edward, 92, 94, 101, 102, 127, 
133, 135. 

James, 239. 

Thomas, 153, 163, 173, 208, 
212, 213. 
Moulton, John, 148, 210. 

Robert, 20, 232. 

Samuel, 40. 
Muddle, Ph[ilip], 131. 
Murray, Murrej', William, 185, 

245. 
Murrell, Murell, William 56, 98. 

Hails, 221, 248. 
board, 248. 
.shingle, 202. 
Narragansett country, The, 82. 
Naumkeag, 166. 
Nawanot (Indian), 167. 

Neale, Neal, Neele, , 116, 

170, 173, 198, 202. 
Lieut., 148, 151, ai6, 230, 234, 

241, 245, 256. 
Francis, 94, 216, 217, 239, 

254. 
Jeremiah, 2, 13, 34, 41, 43, 
55, 68, 77, 85, 107, 161, 177, 
199, 201, 202, 212, 216, 221, 
225, 242, 243. 
John, 216, 225, 254. 
Jonathan, 98, 187, 238. 
Joseph, 154, 215, 245, 265. 
Jos[iah], 120, 242. 
Neck, The, 91, 205, 215, 225. 
Needham, Neadham, Nedham, 
Ant[hony], 66, 70, 142, 215, 
232 
Ezekiel, 27, 30, 43, 55-57. 
Isaac, 228. 
Needles, 248. 
Newbery, Jos[eph], 172. 
Newbury, 86. 
Newcom, And[rew], 257. 



Newfoundland, 90, 95. 
Nichols, Nicholls, Edward, 191. 

James, 60. 
Night walkers, 108. 
Nonoppanohow (Indian), 166. 

Norice, Norrice, , 53, 93, 

130, 220. 
Edward, 2, 10, 15, 22, 25-27, 
32, 47, 48, 50, 55, 61, 73, 81, 
144, 233. 
Norman, John, 18, 54, 68, 98, 
107, 115, 163, 165, 260, 263. 
Norris, see Norice. 
North fields. The, 2. 10.1, 105, 
153, 193, 204, 266. 
fencing of, 105. 
highways in, 110. 
proprietors of, 105, 193. 
surveyors of, 106, 153, 182, 

203^ 215, 245. 
.surveyors of fences for, 106, 
153^ 203. 
North river, 4, 224. 
ferry over the, 214. 

Nowel, , 262. 

Noves, Nojce, Noyse, , 81, 

■' 86, 93, 109, 121, 133, 144, 

187, 191, 192. 

Nicholas, 60, 69, 108, 185, 

188, 192. 

Nurse, Nurce, Nurs, — ^ — , 151. 

Benjamin, 218, 257. 

Francis, 16, 21, 22, 32, 33, 49, 
51, 97, 100, 124-126, 128, 
146, 151, 165, 174, 175, 178, 
188, 213, 218, 231, 234, 242, 
252, 263. 

John, 97. 

Samuel, 97, 125, 153, 170, 218, 
223, 257. 
Nursing, 88. 

Obriant, William, 48. 

Olliver, Bridgett, 35. 

Ormes, Orms, Oroms, Benja- 
min, 254. 
John, 164. 

Ordinary, keeping of, 30. 

Osborne, Osburn, Osburne, Oss- 

borne, , 218, 221, 227, 

229, 230, 234, 245, 246, 250, 
262, 263. 
Alexander, 122, 162, 223, 232, 
234, 263. 



IXDEX 



281 



Osborne, William, 34, 47, 62, 
97, 100, 108, 119, 124, 126, 
146, 176, 183, 138, 204. 208- 
210, 214, 215, 218, 225, 226, 
229, 230, 233, 234, 248. 257. 

Osg-ood, Peter, 216, 217, 221, 
259, 260, 265. 

Oxen, 125, 126, 166, 170. 219, 
221-223, 231, 232, 263, 264. 

Packer, Dr., 191. 
Packers of meat. 107. 108. 
Pain, Paine, Samuel, 95, 172. 

Palfre, , 125, 132. 

Palmer, Richard, 62, 183. 
Palsy, 250. 
Parke, Hugh, 155. 
Parker, Abigail, 89, 90. 

John, 121, 148, 164, 228, 238, 
239, 254. 
Parkman, Parkeman, , 259. 

Deliverance, 185, 192, 194, 
247. 

Dill, 154, 165, 180. 
Pasco, Pasko, Hugh, 97, 119, 

218. 
Peach, John, 48. 
Peale, Pele, George, 49, 98, 114. 

Jeremiah, 11, 16. 

Pease. , 130. 133, 142, 144, 

160, 162, 163. 169. 

John, 33. 

Mar3% 137, 149. 

Nate., 126, 127. 

Robert, 96, 119, 194, 209, 217. 
Perambulations, of Beverly, 
112, 157, 243, 244, 266. 

of Lvnn, 112, 244. 

of Marblehead, 112, 139, 244. 

of Reading, 62, 157, 158, 244. 

of Salem, ^62, 63, 157, 158. 

of Topsfield, 63, 157, 244. 

of Wenham, 157, 244. 
Perley, Perle, Nicho[lasl, 102, 

143. 
Peters, , 227. 

Gilbert, 150, 155, 172. 
Pe\\T:er, 187. 

Phelps, , 94, 98. 100, 102, 

116, 124, 133. 147, 244. 

Christopher, 18. 94, 99, 100, 
118. 126, 127, 130, 147. 

Jo[sephl, 63. 
Phillips, Philips, Charles, 238. 

Jacob, 235.. 



Pliillips, John, 207, 208, 224, 
226, 229, 2!.». 

Samuel, 260. 

Walter, 208, 223, 231. 
Phippen, Phe])en, Pliepeny, Phi- 
pen, Phipeney, I'hipeny, 

Phypon, , 98, 133, Is'g, 

140, 144, 148, 151, 260. 

David, 3, 8, 39, 98, 107, 165, 
191. 

Joseph, 6, 60, 84, 98, 107, 116, 

124, 154, 164, 165, 185, 252. 
Samuel, 18, 91, 107, 134, 142, 

145, 155, 158, 164, 165, 169, 
171, 176, 259. 
Pickering, Pickren, Pickrin, 

Pickring, , 215, 249, 

250, 256. 
Lieut., 69, 81, 84, 87-89, 92, 
94, 95, 99, 101, 102, 104, 106, 
108, 110, 113, 115, 116, 123, 

125, 131, 132, 134, 135, 139, 
144, 148, 151. 214. 217, 220, 
224, 227, 230, 242, 259-261, 
263. 

John, 3, 5, 8, 15, 17, 20, 29, 32, 
40, 45, 52, 61, 62, 66, 68, 70, 
71, 80, 83, 85, 106, 107, 112, 
115, 165, 168, 169, 183, 191, 
193, 204, 206, 209, 237, 238, 
241, 244, 247. 259. 
Jonathan, 18, 67, 125, 133. 
Pickman. Benjamin, 60, 67. 
John, 8, 84, 158. 
Nathaniel, 59, 92, 101, 102, 

127, 135, 143. 
Samuel, 8. 
Pigdon's Point, 242. 
Pike, Samuel, 254, 258. 

Pilgrim, , 112. 

John, 45, 91, 107, 109, 143. 
Pillows, 233. 

I'inson, Pensent, , 255. 

Thomas, 227, 253, 255. 
William, 114, 120, 145, 147, 
154, 204, 217, 219, 242, 243, 
246, 249, 250, 263. 
Pistareen, 142. 

Pitman, Pittman, Benjamin, 
165. 
N., 122, 128. 
Nat., 238. 
Pitts, Samuel, 252. 
Plank, 159, 201. 
Planter's Marsh, 4, 5. 



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INDEX 



Point of Rocks, 3, 29, 30, 62, 

66, 106. 
Poland, Polen, Polin, Powland, 

Powlen, , 7, 80, 98, 127, 

136, 139, 140, 143-149, 151, 
167, 175, 180, 187, 213. 
Lieut., 134. 

James, 6, 12, 13, 15, 18, 23, 
25, 54, 55, 62, 107, 142, 145, 
155, 158, 163, 165, 171, 177, 
179, 187, 188, 190, 192, 220, 
247. 
Pomeroy, see l^urarey. 
Poor, The, 191. 
box, 92, 234. 

contribution for town, 20. 
employment for, 112. 
maintenance of, 198. 
money of, 116, 184. 
relief of, 60, 68, 87, 88, 211, 

213, 228, 229, 243. 
town, 4, 20, 199, 200. 
Poor, Poore, William, 122, 128, 
143. 

Pope, Poape, , 76, 94, 104, 

114, 123, 124. 
Jos., 225, 227, 244. 
Joseph, 95, 97, 99, 127, 129, 
154, 157, 158, 165, 211, 232. 
Pork, 217, 220. 227, 228, 233. 

Porter, , 104, 110, 118, 123, 

125, 134, 153, 214, 215, 224- 
226, 250, 256, 263. 
Capt., 214. 
Lieut., 157, 170. 
Israel, 4, 6, 7, 21, 24, 29, 31, 
33, 34, 38-40, 46, 52, 57, 61, 
62, 75, 83, 86, 88, 102, 104, 
112, 114, 134, 159, 160, 162, 
189, 199, 206, 215, 225, 230, 
231, 236, 242, 243, 248-250, 
265. 
Jer[emiah], 38, 265, 
John, 1. 

Joseph, 9, 20, 39, 40, 57, 63, 
76, 81, 118, 158, 165, 166, 
170, 197, 201, 222, 244, 263. 

Porther, , 166. 

Pother, Benjamin, 159. 
Potter's lane, The, 5, 29, 80. 

rent of, 29. 
Pounden, Peter, 240. 
Pounds, 193, 195, 230. 
Powder, 69, 241, 243, 244. 
Preist, John, 4. 
Presbery, , 228. 



Presbery, John, 227. 
Prescot, Peter, 152, 223. 
Preston, Preson, Rich[ard], 
251. 
Thomas, 94, 97, 126, 152, 159, 
215, 223, 263. 

Price, , 90, 137-139, 147, 148, 

150, 210. 
Capt., 5, 10, 51, 66, 69, 70, 81, 
84, 87-89, 91-94, 99-104, 106, 
108-110, 112, 113, 115, 117, 
118, 121, 123, 129, 130, 132- 
135, 139, 140, 165, 180, 182, 
183, 198, 199, 207, 208, 230, 
262. 
John, 3, 7, 11, 28, 34, 42. 49- 
51, 61, 65-67, 71, 81, 83, 85, 
86, 90, 95, 99, 113, 118, 160, 
161, 175, 179-181. 183-185, 
187, 189, 190, 194, 197-201, 
203-205, 207, 213, 244, 255. 
Jonathan, 60. 
Joseph, 61. 
Mat[thew], 126, 127. 
Prime, Jonathan, 135. 
Prince, James, 223. 
Jonathan, 171. 
Richard, 8, 12, 18, 147, 156, 

183. 
Samuel, 66. 
Prison, The, 91, 103, 105, 107, 

109-111, 132, 138. 
Prithritch, Pritharch, Prith- 
erch, Prithirch, Prithrech, 
Prithridg, Prithrith, Pryth- 

irch, , 34, 55. 

Richard, 29, 37, 47, 52, 54, 
57, 60, 66, 67, 77, 82, 114, 
118, 125, 133, 135, 165, 206, 
214, 220, 250. 

Procter, Prockter, , 220. 

John, 66, 183, 215, 232, 248. 
Public houses, 83, 90, 202, 207, 

208. 210. 211. 
Pudney, Puddny, Pudny, John, 
97', 119, 141, 142, 157, 210, 
218, 232, 246, 262. 
Pumrey, John, 165. 
Punchard, William, 254. 
Purchase, Purchas, Abraham, 
216. 
Edward, 172. 
Thomas, 114. 
Putnam, Putman, Puttman, 
Puttnam, Capt., 207, 208, 
214, 215, 223, 225, 264. 



INDEX 



283 



Putnam, Lieut., 208. 
Benjamin, 222. ^ 
^Edward, 141, 152, 154. 161, 
165, 180, 204, 221, 223. 
James, 170, 222, 223, 264. 
John, 5, 6, 20, 29, 33, 34, 38- 
40, 44-46, 51, 53, 55-57, 65, 
75, 76, 83, 87, 89, 101, 111, 
160, 162, 165, 170, 205-208, 

222, 223, 230, 240, 249, 255, 
265. 

Jonathan, 162, 165, 170, 222, 

223, 244, 254, 263, 265. 
Jos., 244, 247. 

Mary, 223. 

N., 207, 222. 

Nathaniel, 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 46, 
57, 62, 63, 75, 112, 116, 166, 
170, 175, 190, 206, 220, 222, 
249, 252, 263, 264. 

Samuel, 125. 

Thomas, 5, 23, 25, 26. 46, 51, 
55, 63, 70, 75, 87, 104, 123, 
134, 152, 162, 165, 206, 209, 
219, 223. 

Ham's Horn Cove, 216. 
Eandoll, Randel, Dr., 191. 

Anthony, 145. 
Eates, see Country Eates. 

Eay, Eaye, Eea, Eeay, , 

118, 127, 157, 164. 
Daniel, 34, 47, 104, 110, 113, 
155, 165, 166, 169, 170, 175, 
204, 222, 244, 247, 263, 264. 
John, 228, 244, 265. 
Joshua, 18, 19, 28, 35, 60, 91, 
154, 159, 162. 165, 170, 222, 
243, 244, 254, 264, 265. 
Eayment. Ba,\nnen. Thomas, 
165, 204, 222, 225, 227, 265. 
Eead, Eeade, Eeede, Abraham, 
7, 22. 
Isaac, 96. 104. 125, 188, 263. 
Jacob, 119, 125. 
Jos., 96, 121. 
Eeading-, bounds of, 62, 63. 
highway, 11. 
perambulation of line of, 62, 

157, 158, 244. 
selectmen of, 62, 63. 

Bedford, , 116, 141. 

Major, 205, 210, 233. 
Charles, 115, 161. 164, 180, 

184, 185, 190, 195. 
William, 257. 
Eeeves, William, 193. 



Eenolds, Ranals, Eleck, 93, 128. 
Eial side, 7, 14, 21, 22, 38, 79, 
134. 
lease of land on, 79, 100. 
pound at, 195. 

rent of land at, 79, 100, 122, 
175, 176, 189, 203, 210, 256. 
Eich, Nich Tolas], 174. 
Eichards, John, 3, 191. 

William, 220. 
Eix, Eex, James, 49, 68, 72. 

Thomas. 25, 92, 100, 130. 
Eoads, William, 113. 
Eoberts, E., 146. 

Eich[ard], 149, 150. 
Eobinson, Eobbinson, John, 2, 
147, 194, 195, 265. 
Samuel, 98, 219, 241. 
Taner, 174. 
William, 225. 
Eobinson's brook, 141, 151, 
169. 

Eoe, , 220. 

Thoraa.s, 236, 240. 254. 

Eog-ers, , 81, 238. 

Jeremiah. 30, 35, 54, 61, 64, 
66, 68, 80, 81, 84, 86, 96, 98, 
100, 111, 112, 114, 116, 123, 
140, 182, 217, 226, 235, 241. 
John. 29. 31, 34. 37, 47, 52, 
54-56, 60, 73, 74. 80. 82, 99, 
106-108. 165, 183. 199. 212, 
213, 215, 259, 260. 
Josfeph], 81. 
Eope maker, 192. 

Eopes, Eoaps, Eoopes, , 

151. 
John. 52, 56, 72, 86, 101, 107, 
108. 141, 165, 187, 193, 225. 
Samuel, 38, 121. 
Eose, Eiohard, 93. 
ThoTnas. 172. 

Eowland, Eouland, . 128. 

Eichard, 40, 122. 
Eowley, 86, 87. 
Eoxbury, 151. 
Eo\aI Side, see Einl Side. 

Euck, . 91, 106. 107. 115, 

134, 137-140, 142, 144, 145, 
148, 149, 153, 154, 156, 157, 

159, 162-164, 169. 173, 175- 
179, 188, 229, 246. 

John, 19, 35, 66. 78. 115, 155, 

160, 163, 164, 167-170. 172- 
174, 179, 180, 182-185, 187, 
188, 190, 192, 194, 197-202, 
203, 205. 



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INDEX 



Kuck, Thomas, 265. 

Ruck's Creek, highway over, 

163. 
making bridge over, 154, 156. 
Rum, 96, 195. 

Rum bridge, 53. 116, 223, 231. 
Rumrel, Clem, 122. 
Rumsey, Romsey, Sj-mon, 132, 

150. 
Runny, Thomas, 172. 
Russell, Russel, James, 47-50, 

92. 
William, 97, 155. 
Ryall Side, see Rial Side. 

Sabbath, The profanation of, 

55, 82. 
Salem, 40, 87, 94, 115, 166, 261. 

bounds of, 39, 62, 63. 

common, 8. 

Court at, 38, 114, 118, 133. 

farmers, 167, 258. 

fortification of, 229. 

harbor, 139, 159. 

line, 256, 258. 

militia of, 229. 

perambulation of, 256, 258. 

Selectmen of, 93, 111. 
Salem Village, 46, 164, 167, 204, 
208, 211, 214, 221, 255, 258. 
Sallows. Robert, 93. 
Salmon, Sallman, Ann, 200. 

John, 204. 

Peter, 73, 86. 

Simon, 150, 172. 
Sand, 86. 
Sanders, , 259. 

James, 25J. 

John, 161, 165, 171, 212, 216, 
217, 237. 
Sawing, 209. 
Saw pit, 67. 

Sawyar, William & Son, 240. 
Scargin, Eliz., 260. 
Scarlett, Scarlet, Benjamin, 

70, 154, 183. 
School houses, mending glass 
in, 177. 

repairing, 198, 201. 
School masters, I! 5. 
Schools, 127, 168, 255. 

grammar, 25, 35, 41, 58. 

Scoller, , 233. 

Sealers of leather, 3, 8, 32, 65, 
107, 108, 133, 135, 154, 156. 



Sealers of weights and meas- 
ures, 31, 63, 106, 155, 156, 
181, 182, 193, 206, 213, 214, 
242, 245, 251, 252. 
Searle, John, 254, 257. 

Thomas, 18, 19. 
Selectmen, Clerk to the, 153, 

180. 
Servants, 241, 248. 
Seven men's bounds, 255. 
Seueret, Andrew, 149, 150. 
Ph[ilip], 150. 

Sewall, Sewal, Sewell, , 

140, 146, 178, 179, 205, 249. 
Capt., 214, 215, 217, 220, 227, 
231, 234, 242, 243, 245, 248, 
250, 256, 259, 261, 263. 
Lieut., 107. 

Stephen, 69, 103, 111, 147, 
148, 176, 182, 186, 241, 244. 

Shaflin, , 250. 

Sharp, Nat[haniel], 122, 219, 

238. 
Shattuck, Shadock, Shatock, 

Shattock, Shattok, , 

140, 147, 148, 155, 163, 166, 
173. 
Samuel, 34, 46, 104, 106, 107, 
111, 126, 134, 142, 144, 14.5, 
148, 155, 168-170, 172. 173, 
177, 179, 221. 
Shaw, William, 6, 232, 253. 
Sheep, 247. 

Sheldin, Shelding, Godfre, 222, 
223. 
William, 170, 222. 
Shepard, Shepperd, John, 151, 
170. 
Thomas, 172. 

Sherell, , 96. 

Christopher, 96. 
Shingles, 202, 221. 
Ship tavern, 262. 
Shirt, 180. 

Shoes, 27, 28, 43, 55, 57, 137, 
191, 217. 
"French fall," 28, 43, 56, 57. 
men's plain, 30, 31, 56. 
Sibley, Sibly, Jos[eph], 96, 119, 
194, 209. 
Samuel, 120, 148, 152, 219, 

221, 231. 
William, 151, 162, 165, 175, 
223, 225, 231, 232, 241. 



T^DEX 



285 



Silsby, Salsbey, Selsbe, Silby, 

Silsbey, , 217, 221, 243, 

253, 262. 
Nathaniel, 63, 65, 107, 108, 
135, 153, 158, 214, 224-226, 
229, 230, 240, 241, 251, 262. 
William, 75, 122. 
Simpson, Simson, Sympson, 
John, 30, 35, 120, 182, 213, 
246. 
Skerry, Skerey, Skerrey, Skery, 

Skerye, , 13, 48, 50, 51, 

58, 77, 80, 85, 86, 93, 190, 
251. 
Francis, 4, 5, 13, 14, 29, 46, 
80, 163, 216, 221, 225, 248. 
Henry, 4, 7, 24, 27, 47, 49, 50, 
55, 88, 89, 93, 107, 124, 137, 
153, 154, 172, 220, 225. 
Skiner, Walter, 3, 12, 13, 15, 17, 
24, 27, 31, 49, 55, 56, 65, 69, 
74, 86, 89, 91, 100, 105, 117, 
118, 125, 134, 141, 144, 158, 
159, 168, 173, 179, 183. 190, 
192, 193, 219, 225, 230, 241, 
263. 
Sleds, 17. 
Sleepers, 248. 

carting- of, for the fort, 240. 
Small, Smal, Lieut., 125, 146. 
Benjamin, 34, 47, 237. 
John, 16, 97, 119, 125. 
Stephen, 34, 96, 100, 124, 175, 
218, 256. 
Small pox, 6, 7, 14, 22, 28, 90, 
139, 159, 215, 233, 248. 
money for relief of, 227. 
preventing- the spreading of, 
247. 

Smith, Smeth, -, 184, 200, 

219. 
James, 232, 264. 
John, 126, 127, 130. 216, 217, 

225. 
Mary, 130. 

William, 127, 242, 243. 249. 
South field, 2, 29, 193, 204. 
fences, 40, 106, 203. 
surveying- liighways in, 160. 
surveyors of, 106, 154, 182, 

203^ 215, 245. 
surveyors of fences for the, 
106^ 154, 203. 
South river, island in the, 109. 



Southwick, Soatherick, South- 
erick, Southerik, South- 
reick, Southrick, Southwik, 
Sutherick, Daniel, 2, 97, 
106, 119, 123, 133, 194, 209, 
215, 217, 218. 
John, 209. 
Jos., 123, 155. 
Josiah, 21, 96, 119, 125, 146, 

148, 154, 161, 174, 246. 
Samuel, 97, 101. 
Spencer, Michael, 35. 
Spinning, 112, 139. 
Stackhouse, Richard, 34, 58, 

149. 
Stacy, Stace, Stacey, John, 97, 
119, 126, 262. 
Samuel, 97, 126, 235. 
William, 52, 108, 119. 
Starkey, John, 239. 

Stearns, Sternes, Sterns, , 

226, 229, 230, 237, 243, 256, 
259, 260, 262. 
Charles, 264. 
IsTaac], 122, 161, 177, 182, 

196, 214, 217, 225, 226, 229, 
230, 236, 240, 241, 255, 260- 
262. 

Shuball, 76, 122. 
Stephens, , 83. 

John, 239, 254. 
Stilliard.s, 89. 
Stock.s, 68, 198. 
Stoder, Anthony, 3. 
Stone, Benjamin, 251. 

RobrertL 12, 98, 148. 171, 

197, 201, 216, 230. 
Samuel, 99, 100, 245, 252, 265. 
Thomas, 121. 

Strangers, entertainment of, 

208. 
Striker, Jos., 239. 
Strongwater brook, 87, 196. 
Sugar, 137, 227, 233. 
Surveyors, of fences, 2, 29, 106, 
153, 182, 204, 215, 245. 
for the Glass house field, 

106, 154, 245. 
of highways, 204, 244, 245. 
for the Xorth field, 106, 153, 

182, 203, 215, 215. 

for the South field, 106, 154, 

182, 203, 215, 245. 

Swaine, Jeremiah, 63. 

Swasey, Swasv, John, 254. 

Jos., 172, 192, 213, 254. 



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INDEX 



Swasey, Stephen, 254. 
Swetland, Swettland, William, 

107, 116, 120, 144, 148, 192, 
213. 

Swine, 3, 4, 25, 29. 

order concerning, 62, 107, 

108, 154, 183. 

ringed and yoked, 4, 30. 
to be ringed, 108, 193, 246. 
Yoking of, 107, 193, 246. 

Swinert, , 130. 

Swinerton, Swenerton, , 

53, 131, 134. 
Dr., 212. 
Job. 15, 18, 35, 70, 100, 102, 

115, 141, 166. 
John, 35. 
Jos., 223, 264. 

SjTnonds, Simonds. , 188. 

James, 14, 15, 18, 46, 153, 
165, 246. 

Tapley, Taply, , 163, 220, 

227, 228, 241. 
Gilbert, 2, 29, 34, 36, 38, 43, 
44, 47, 52, 54, 58, 76, 77, 96, 
98, 106, 151, 164, 210. 
John, 140, 149, 219, 240, 254, 

257. 
Jos., 240. 
Tarbell, Tarball, Tarbol, Tar- 
boll, John, 97, 151, 159, 223. 

Tareias, , 181. 

Tarnel, , 213. 

Tarvis, Tarres, Tarves, , 

199, 200, 253. 
Andrew, 115, 130. 
Tavern, wine, 44. 

Tawley, Tawly, , 91, 141, 

143. 
John, 45, 90, 95, 165. 
Taylor, Isaac, 127. 

Joseph, 114. 
Teams, 119, 125, 166, 170, 209, 
221-223, 231, 264, 265. 
impressment of, 2. 
Tesoe, Alexander, 171. 
Thatch, 266. 

Thomas, , 55. 

Simon, 155. 
Thompson, see Tomson. 

Thorne, , 96. 102, 113, 115, 

130, 157, 162-164, 169, 173, 
174, 180, 184. 195. 
Israel, 9, 92, 177. 
Sarah, 138, 140, 142, 144, 146, 
158-160. 



Thornton, , 161, 167. 

Thrasher, Henry, 146, 246. 

William, 142. 
Thresler, William, 172. 
Throw, Tobias, 132. 

Tilley, Tily, Tyley, , 19, 29. 

Thomas, 97, 119, 146. 
William, 121, 143, 172. 
Timber, 119, 159, 170, 175, 209, 
210, 221-223, 230-232, 262- 
265. 
for the meeting house, 201. 
Tithing men, 18, 34, 46, 53. 
Tompkins, Tomkins, John, 19, 
21, 34, 94, 96, 100, 106, 122, 
124, 139, 146, 155, 175, 176, 
189, 203, 210, 218, 219, 245, 
256, 257. 

Tomson, , 238. 

Corn[elius], 261. 
Topsfield, 86, 103, 105, 109. 
highway to, 141. 
inhabitants of, 87, 89. 
perambulation of, 63. 157, 
244. 
Tosiar, Leonard, 257. 
Town, The, books, 1, 19, 65, 
105, 135, 198, 207, 214, 242. 
commons, 4. 17, 87, 105, 107, 

111, 141, 247, 255. 
contracts, 181. 
debt, 211, 213. 
estates, 9, 69. 88, 139, 249. 
grants, 53, 167. 
herd, 3, 31, 65, A158, 183, 193, 

198, 224, 245. 
house, 16, 74, 84, 85, 91, 100, 

101, 111, 198, 213, 214. 
lands, 4, 23. 
land bought of. 189. 
lower end of, 2. 
meetings, 1, 3. 6, 17, 19, 28, 
38, 39, 45, 139, 141, 149, 151, 
153, 154, 156-158, 161, 167, 
179, 181, 184, 185, 196, 197, 
205-207, 211, 213-215, 242, 
244, 247, 249, 250, 252, 255, 
258, 263. 
moderator, 28. 
money, 1, 7, 65, 246, 247. 
orders, 4, 5, 22, 67. 
poor, 4, 20, 199, 200. 
presentment, 18. 
rates, 2, 8, 10-15, 81, 82, 135, 
141, 147, 148, 202, 224, 229, 
233, 242, 260, 265. 
records, 1. 



INDEX 



287 



Town, stock of powder, 241. 
stocks, 102. 
treasurer, 8, 10-12, 14. 
watch, 25, 69, 91, 117, 198. 
w^arnings out of, 113. 
whipping for, 22. 
work done for, 58. 
writings, 57. 
Trasey, John, 150. 

Trask, Traske, , 144, 148, 

153, 158, 159, 178, 179, 243. 
John, 29, 97, 119, 126, 134, 
142, 145-147, 153-155, 159, 
165, 169, 173-175, 178, 188, 
189, 193, 206, 209, 222, 235, 
260, 265. 
Samuel, 265. 

William, 2, 29, 46, 61, 66, 71, 

119, 146, 147, 182, 211, 235. 

Treasurer, Country, 42, 52, 68, 

113, 115, 118. 

County, 94, 95, 103, 133, 135. 

Tree, , 49. 

Richard, 123, 171. 
Trees, 17, 20. 

Trials, jury of, 6, 17, 19, 36, 38, 
39, 45, 67, 110, 115, 116, 
141, 161, 247. 
Trude, John, 172. 
Tuck, Thomas, 109, 126. 

Turner, Tarner, , 261. 

And[rew], 117. 
Elizabeth, 22, 56. 
Habbakuk, 84, 149. 
John, 7, 10-14, 22, 41. 
Twiss, Peter, 199. 

Usher, John, 180, 186. 

Vealy, Vealey, Thomas, 30, 35, 
96, 120, 140, 147, 220, 226. 
Vessels, 6. 

Veren, Vearen, Veran, , 

24, 36, 54, 72, 73, 75, 77-79, 
85. 

Hilliard, 57, 78, 85. 

Nat[haniel], 126, 127. 
Verj', Veary, Verry, Benjamin, 
209, 234. 

Ed., 126, 132. 

Isaac, 234. 

John, 126. 

Samuel, 19, 96, 128, 213, 237. 

Thomas, 96, 155, 158, 209. 

Vicar, , 220. 

Virginia, 7. 
Voden, John, 175. 
Waistcoats, 174. 
Waineright, William, 40. 



Wakefield, Sam[uel], 128, 264. 

W a 1 c ot , Walcott, Walkott, 

Wallcutt, Wolcot, Wool- 

cott, , 55, 203, 234. 

Capt., 221, 248, 251. 
Abraham, 127, 149, 264. 
John, 223, 231, 264. 
Jonathan, 23, 26, 29, 34, 36, 
46, 52, 53, 55, 75, 76, 152, 
157, 162, 166, 183, 223, 231, 
232, 250. 
Josiah, 197, 230, 233, 234, 
252, 262. 
Walden, Nathaniel, 114, 143. 
Walke, John, 172. 
Walker, John, 251. 
Walles, Wolles, John, 150, 220, 

262. 
Ward, John, 56, 65, 218, 220, 
242, 243, 245. 
Jos[eph], 84. 
Warden, Wardall, Uzziel, 19, 
29, 34-36, 47, 52, 53, 79, 96, 
155, 199. 
Warehouses, 42, 53, 87, 101, 
102, 160. 

Wareing, , 151, 

John, 139, 171. 
Warnings out of to\A'n, 113. 
Watch, The, 108. 

candles for the, 107, 201, 212. 
constables, 5, 17, 65, 89, 107, 
117, 160, 168, 183, 198, 205, 
208. 
a glass for, 107. 
house, 86, 108, 221, 248. 
the town, 25, 117. 
wood for, 227, 237, 251, 262. 
Watching, 138, 164, 168. 
Watchmen, 205. 
Water, courses, 1 96. 

springs, 38, 59. 
Waters, Water, Watters, Eze- 
kiel, 61, 64, 80, 81, 85, 98, 
99, 164, 206, 257. 
John, 96, 119, 175, 180, 210, 
245. 

Wat kins, , 262. 

Watts, Jer[emiah], 123. 
Wav, Aaron, 152. 

William, 114, 152, 225, 231, 
232. 
Ways, see Highways. 
Weaden, John, 131. 
Weaving, 265. 

Webb, Web, Daniel, 70, 149, 
150, 155, 172, 202. 
John, 258. 



288 



INDEX 



Weights and measures, Seal- 
ers of, 3, 81. 63, 106, 155, 156, 
181, 182, 193, 206, 213, 214, 
242, 245, 251, 252. 

Standard, 66. 
Welch, Edw[ard], 254. 

Weld, , 60, 115, 133. 

Weldin, John, 228, 250. 
Wenham, 5, 8, 12, 20, 33, 40, 
58, 84, 163. 

bounds of, 39, 57. 

perambulations of, 157, 244. 
Wesg-ate, Adam, 213. 

Thomas, 213. 
West, Henry, 46, 55, 82, 91, 108, 
109, 126, 144, 147, 182, 206, 
219, 233, 252. 

Samuel, 144, 219. 

Thomas, 254. 

William, 254, 257. 
Wharves, 42, 43, 59, 87. 109, 

110. 
Wheat, price of, 133, 136, 160, 

181, 182. 
Whippers, 81, 125, 148. 
Whippinpr, 57, 173. 
Whitaker, Isaac, 238. 
White, , 28. 

Josi[ah], 120, 234. 

Zach., 239. 
Whitefoot, John, 227. 
Whitford, Whittford, , 227. 

Samuel, 258. 

Walter, 10, 98, 149, 239. 
Wiett, George, 27. 
Wilcot, Hugh, 261. 
Wilkins, Benjamin, 19, 104, 
152. 

Bray, 104, 231. 

Henry, 127, 231, 232, 264. 

James, 254. 

Sam[uell, 152. 

Thomas, 152, 215, 231, 232. 
Wilkinson, John, 30, 35. 

Willard, , 60, 94, 113, 141, 

143, 151, 169, 220, 222. 

Capt., 220, 228. 

John, 231, 232. 

Simon, 107, 155, 156, 217, 229, 
230, 240, 253. 
Williams, George, 225. 

Henry, 225, 251. 

Hill, 237. 

Isaac, 32, 193, 233. 

John, 19, 36, 92, 106, 107, 165, 
171, 215-217, 220, 254, 257. 

Joseph, 19, 132. 



Williams, Richard, 265. 

Samuel, 6, 98, 107, 193, 224. 
Willowbey, Willioughbe, Wil- 

lowbv, , 12, 24, 33, 111, 

141, 227. 
Xehemiah, 8, 10-12, 18, 107, 
165. 
Will's hill, 121, 166. 

Wilson, Willson, , 72. 

Robert, 11, 49, 84, 97, 194, 
210, 215, 217, 218, 244. 
Wine, 44, 141. 

Winter, , 148, 163, 172, 179, 

195, 204. 
Ed[ward], 128, 143, 177. 
Winter Island, 133, 135, 154, 
159, 183. 
wharves at, 109, 110. 
Wodland, Daniel, 130, 131, 150, 

220. 
Wolland, Ed[wardl, 131, 141, 

150. 
Wolves, 51, 129. 

killing of, 8, 21, 23, 101, 114, 

118, 225, 229, 233-235. 

Wood, 36, 72, 74, 96, 101, 115, 

164, 187, 188, 191, 195, 215, 

220, 238, 240, 245, 248, 253. 

cord, 36, 37, 64, 71, 73-79, 85, 

92, 96, 100, 144, 221. 
corders of, 182. 
monev for, 96, 233. 
for tiie watch, 227, 237, 251, 
262. 

Wood, , 125, 188. 

Woodall, .lohn, 193. 
Woodbury, Woodbery, And- 
[rew], 132. 
Isaac, 13, 216. 
Nicholas, 150. 
Peter, 99. 
Woodman, Ed., 132. 
WoodroM', Woodroe, Benjamin, 
86, 128, 191, 231, 235. 

Woodwell, Woodwel, , 243, 

253 262 
Matthew. 25, 214-216, 261. 
Nath., 147. 

Samuel, 56, 120, 127, 147, 219, 
243, 245, 249, 256. 
Wool, 112. 

cotton, 6, 139, 140, 159. 
Wouttawasham, John (Indi- 
an), 167. 
Wyatt, see Wiett. 

Yearn, Pet[er], 128. 



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