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A VOLUME 



RELATING TO THE 



EAELY HISTORY OF BOSTON 



CONTAINING THE 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS 




Compliments of 

CITY OF BOSTON. REGISTRY DEPARTMENT. 

E. W. McOLENEN, 

5 Old Court House, City Registrar. 

Boston, Mass. 




A VOLUME 



RELATING TO THE 



EAELY HISTOBY OF BOSTON 



CONTAINING THE 



ASPINWALL NOTAKIAL KECORDS 



TO 1651. 




BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE 
1903 



ASPINWALL NOTAEIAL EECORDS. 



THIS volume contains the notarial records of William 
Aspinwall, Recorder of the Suffolk County Court from 
November 13, 1644, until October Jf, 1651. 

He was the second to hold the office, the first 
being Stephen Winthrop, the fourth son of Gov. 
John Winthrop, who was Recorder from September 
9, 1639 (being appointed by order of the General Court), 
until the choice of William Aspinwall, November 
13, 1644, at a General Court of Election. 

The following account of William Aspinwall was 
compiled by the late John T. Hassam, and forms 
part of the introduction to Liber X. of Suffolk Deeds, 
and by whose kind permission it is here republished. 

It should be borne in mind that, according to the 
Julian calendar, which was in use at the time, the 
legal year began on the 25th of March, so that the date 
of the first entry in the records is November 20, 1644. 

WILLIAM ASPINWALL. 
1644-1651. 

William Aspinwall ^probably came in the fleet with 
Governor Winthrop. He was of Charlestown 1 in 1630, 
and of Boston 
after 1633. His 
name is the tenth 
in the list of original members of the First Church 
in Boston 2 the covenant being dated Charlestown, 

1 Wyman's Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, I. 25. 

2 Memorial History of Boston, I. 566. 




ii INTRODUCTION. 

August 27, 1630. His wife Elizabeth was the six- 
teenth in that list. He was the second in the list of 
thirteen who remained inhabitants in Charlestown in 
1630. September 28, 1630, he was one of the jury 
impanelled to inquire concerning the death at " M r 
Cradocks plantacon " of Austin Bratcher. 1 He took 
the oath of freeman 2 April 3, 1632. 

He was one of the Selectmen of Boston 3 in 1636 
and 1637, and was chosen deputy to the General 
Court 4 in 1637 in place of Sir Henry "Vane ; but as 
he was a supporter of Wheelwright in the " Antino- 
mian Controversy," 5 and had signed a remonstrance 
in his favor, the Court deposed him from member- 
ship by the following order, 6 passed November 2, 
1637:- 

" M r William Aspinwall being questioned in regard his 
hand was to a petition or remonstrance, & he iustified the 
same, maintaining it to bee lawfull ; the Court did discharge 
him from being a member thereof." 



o 



By the following order 7 of the same date he was 
disfranchised and banished : 

"M r Willi: Aspinwall being convented for haveing his 
hand to a petition or remonstrance, being a seditious libell, 
& iustifiing the same, for w oh , & for his insolent & turbulent 
carriage, hee is disfranchized & banished, puting in sureties 
for his departure before the end of the first month next 
ensuing. 

" M r John Glover & M r Aspinwall are each of them bound 
in a 100* a peece for M r Aspinwals depture by the time 
limited." 

With others, "seduced & led into dangerous 



1 Mass. Col. Records, I. 77. 

* Ibid., I. 367. 

8 Boston Town Records, I. 6, 15. 

4 Mass. Col. Records, I. 200 ; Boston Town Records, I. 15. 

5 Memorial History of Boston, I. 173-176 ; Drake's History of Boston, 218-230. 
Mass. Col. Records, I. 205. 

' Ibid., I. 207. 



INTRODUCTION. 

errors " by the " opinions & revelations of M r Wheele- 
wright & M rs Hutchinson," he was disarmed by an 
order l of the General Court of November 20, 1637. 

With others of " y e opinionists," thus disarmed, 
disfranchised, and banished, he joined in the move- 
ment to found a new colony in Rhode Island, and he 
was one of those who, on the 7th day of the 1st 
month, 1638, " solemnly in the presence of Jehovah," 
incorporated themselves " into a Bodie Politick " 
signing the compact at Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 
He was the first Secretary of the infant Colony. 

But.his life in Rhode Island was not destined to be 
a peaceful one, as the following order, 3 passed 7 th 12 mo 
1638-9, shows': - 

"Mr. Aspinwall being a suspected person for sedition 
against the State, it was thought meet that a stay of the 
building of his Bote should be made ; whereupon y e work- 
man was forbidden to proceed any further." 

And on the 28 th 2 mo 1639, his shallop was attached 
for debt. 4 

He was in Connecticut in 1642, and was a witness 
in the case of George Spencer 5 at a General Court 
held at New Haven, March 2, 1641-2. 

At a General Court held at Boston, October 7, 
1641, the following order 6 was passed: 

"Willi: Aspinwall hath a safe conduct granted him to 
come & satisfy the counsell, &, if they thinke nieete, to stay 
till the Generall Court ; if not, hee is to depart till the 
Generall Court, & then hee hath liberty to come to the 
Gen r all Court." 

1 Mass. Col. Records, I. 211. 

*- R. I. Col. Records, I. 52, 53. 

Ibid., I. 66. 

4 Ibid., I. 69. 

6 New Haven Col. Records, I. 67. 

Mass. Col. Records, I. 338. 



iv INTRODUCTION. 

At a General Court held at Boston May 20, 1642, 
the following order l was passed : 

" William Aspinwall, upon his petition & cirtifficat of his 
good carriage, is restored againe to his former liberty & 
freedome." 

Governor Winthrop, 2 under date of March 27, 1642, 
gives this account of it: 

"Mr. William Aspen wall, who had been banished, as is 
before declared, for joining with Mr. Wheelwright, being 
licensed by the general court to come and tender his sub- 
mission, &c was this day reconciled to the church of Boston. 
He made a very free and full acknowledgment of his errour 
and seducement, and that with much detestation of his sin. 
The like he did after, before the magistrates, who were 
appointed by the court to take his submission, and upon 
their certificate thereof at the next general court, his sentence 
of banishment was released." 

Having made his peace with the Massachusetts 
authorities, his advancement was rapid. At a General 
Court of Election held in Boston, September 7, 1643, 

" M r Willi: Aspinwall is appointed clarke of the writts for 
Boston." 3 

At a General Court of Election held in Boston, 
November 13, 1644,- 

" M r . Aspinwall is chosen Recorder till y e next Co r t of 
Election ; " * 

and on the same day 

"It is ordered, y l M r Willi: Aspinwall shalbe a publique 
notary for this nirisdiction." 5 

1 Mass. Col. Records, II. 3 (2d ed.) ; Whitmore's Colonial Laws, Boston, 1889, 
Preface, xvi. 

2 Gov. John Winthrop's Journal, II. 62. 

3 Mass. Col. Records, II. 45. 

In the Introduction to Lib. I. (Suffolk Deeds, Lib. I., Introduction, p. 10, Note) I 
gave some account of the origin of the Boston Book of Possessions and I there stated 
that the book is, in the main, in the handwriting of William Aspinwall. 

See also 2 Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc., XII. 359. 

* Mass. Col. Records, II. 84. 

5 Ibid., II. 86. 



INTRODUCTION. v 

He joined the Artillery Company 1 in 1643. 

The merchants of Boston, attempting to secure a 
monopoly of the Indian trade, procured a charter from 
the General Court. 2 This was granted March 7, 
1643-4, in answer to the petition of William Aspin- 
wall and six others. Governor Winthrop's account 
is as follows : 

" Divers of the merchants of Boston being desirous to dis- 
cover the great lake, supposing it to lie in the north west 
part of our patent, and finding that the great trade of beaver 
which came to all the eastern and southern parts, came from 
thence, petitioned the court to be a company for that design, 
and to have the trade which they should discover, to them- 
selves for twenty-one years. The court was very unwilling 
to grant any monopoly, but perceiving that without it they 
would not proceed, granted their desire ; whereupon, having 
also commission granted them under the public seal, and let- 
ters from the governour to the Dutch and Swedish gover- 
nours, they sent out a pinnace well manned and furnished with 
provisions and trading stuff, which was to sail up Delaware 
river so high as they could go, and then some of the com- 
pany, under the conduct of Mr. William Aspenwall, a good 
artist, and one who had been in those parts, to pass by small 
skiffs or canoes up the river so far as they could." 3 

But Aspinwall and his party were not allowed to 
penetrate to the beaver country, the Swedes firing 
upon them and the Dutch higher up the river refusing 
to allow them to pass. 4 

But more troubles were in store for him, for at the 
second session of the General Court held at Boston 
October 14, 1651, the following order 5 was passed: 

"In answer to the peticon of John Butten, Benja Ward, 
Thomas Matson, Willjam Ludkin, and others of a jury 
appointed to serve in the last County Court held at Boston, 

1 Roberts' History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, I. 125. 

2 Mass. Col. Records, II. 60. 

3 Gov. John Winthrop's Journal, II. 160. 

4 Ibid., II. 178, 179, 187; N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, XXVIII. 42-50. 
8 Mass. Col. Records, IV. Part I. 68, Of. Ibid., III. 257. 



vi INTRODUCTION. 

in an accon betweene M r W ra Aspinwall and John Witherden, 
the Courte doth order that M r Aspinwall be convented before 
the whole Courte on the morrow, being 23 8m, 1651, to give 
answer to such things as are chardged vppon him in this and 
Witherdens peticon. The partjes appeared at the time 
appointed, and after the Court had fully heard the cawse, and 
what both partjes could say, the Court proceeded to judgm 111 . 
Itt is ordered, that henceforth M r W m Aspinwall shall be 
suspended from excercising the office of recorder or clarke. in 
any County Courte, for chardging the Courte and jury to 
goe against la we and conscience, making the landlord to pay 
rent to the tennant, and shall pay the some of thirty shillings 
for the jurjes attendance and entring the peticon, w th fower 
shillings for two wittnesses attendance. 

" Itt is ordered, that M r Edward Rawson, present secretary 
to the Generall Courte, shall henceforth be recorder for the 
county of Suffolke, and that M r Aspinwall deliuer him all the 
records belonging to the sajd county. 

" Itt is ordered, that Jonathan Negus, at the request of the 
tonne of Boston, shall henceforth be clarke of the writts for 
the toune of Boston, in M r Aspin walls roome, who is to give 
him the records of deaths, births, and marrjages, in his 
hands, y l belongs to that office." 

At the second session of the General Court 1 held 
at Boston October 26, 1652, 

" M r Nathaniell Souther is appointed publicke notary for 
this jurisdiccon, in the roome of M r W m Aspinwall, and tooke 
the oath suiteable to the place in open Courte." 

He addressed the following letter, dated 24: 5 mo 
1652, to the General Court : 2 

" May it please yo w to consider, that manifould haue beene 
the afflictions I haue suffered since I came into this Country, 
& it adds vnto them the late order you made that I should 
deliver vp my bookes vnto the secretary, but most of all 
afflictiue is, that my late troubles haue sprung from brethren. 
As for others they doe but theire kind. I justify not my 
selfe, but condemne my folly. Yo w know it, that Nemo 

1 Mass. Col. Records, IV. Part I. 118. 

2 Mass. Archives, LXXXVIII. 384, 385. The Notarial Record kept by William 
Aspinwall from Dec. 20, 1644, to July 4, 1651, has recently been discovered (2 Proc. 
Mass. Hist. Soc.. XI. 184). It will shortly be published by the Record Commissioners. 



INTRODUCTION. vii 

mortalium omnibus horis sapit. [ L ] And though it be my 
portion to suffer the more, for that I haue beene yo r officer 
(most vn worthy I confesse) yet if ever occasion should be ; 
be pleased to be tender of yo r officers especially of their 
names & creditt & suffer them not to be objects of publick 
scorne & reproach. If they be godly or ingenuous air 
admonition or checke may suffice to redresse any thing 
weakly & foolishly done, but if they grow corrupt through 
bribes or otherwise vnfaithfull to theire- trust, justice will 
require it to make them exemplary, ffor my selfe I haue 
little to say (being conscious of many weake & feeble pas- 
sadges) only this, I haue desired to be faithfull, & my aime 
hath beene the Hono r of God & his vice-gerents, the publick 
good of the .Country, & private of pticular psons. In refer- 
ence to yo r late order giue me leave I beseech yo w w th out 
offence to giue yo w an Account why I haue not delivered the 
bookes vnto the Secretary, but rather voluntarily chosen to 
leave them w th M r Cotton. 

" 1. They are no publick Records, as I take it, nor can be ; 
but privat Records of my owne Acts, of w ch I could not 
otherwise be able at any time to giue Account, nor be able 
to discerne any corruption or adulteration that possibly might 
be foisted in after the writeings passe my hand, f[or] w ch 
ends I thought it necessary to keepe such a Register. And 
I wanted not the advice of him herein, whom yo w all will 
owne as a Nursing father to this Colonie whilst he lived. 

" 2 ndly Vnles it were the practise of other Nations so to 
doe, w ch I believe it is not, according to that intelligence I 
haue had, it will reflect some imputation or suspition of 
vnfaithfulnes vppon me to take them away by an order ; & 
that will weaken the Credit of the bookes themselves or any 
thing to be taken out of them, ffor such as is the Credit of 
the pson, such wilbe the creditt of his acts & bookes, & that 
is the Reason why the State & Goverment doe putt credit 
vppon the pson, by designeing him to such a Cofnon service, 
& therefore as they are carefull to choose such psons for that 
purpose as are qualifyed, & have variety of tongues (at least 
the Latin tongue) so specially they doe take care (or should) 
that they be faithfull, in whose truth men may confide. 

"3 ly It would be prejudiciall both to my selfe, & all 
therein concerned to take them away, ffor no man can 
safely & effectually attest any thing out of my privat write- 
ings but my selfe, nor shall I be able to attest any thing 
when my bookes are taken away. 

"4 ly . Very many things therein, for brevity sake, are 

1(< Quid quod nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit ? " Plinius major, Nat. Hist., 
VII. 41. 2. 



viii INTRODUCTION. 

registred in such a method, w ch none but my selfe or by 
instructions from me can make vse of; they being intended 
for my privat vse, & my owne voluntar} r act w'hout instruc- 
tions or injunctions from the Generall Court. 

" 5 ly The most of the things therein conteined relate to 
England whither I am going, & hope may be of more use 
there, both to the Country & any pticular therein concerned ; 
intending the Lord pinitting to make my residence in or 
about London ; where any may haue easie Recourse for my 
attest. 

" 6 lv The bookes are mine owne, bought at my owne 
chardge, & the Register therein my owne voluntary & handy 
worke, and as proply mine as any thing I possesse is mine. 
These things considered I did resolve (before yo r order) & 
not w th out advice of some that knew the practise & custorne 
of other places to take my bookes w th mee, concluding this 
w th my selfe, that as I haue beene & am, so through the help 
of Christ I shall remaine cordially affected & tenderly carefull 
of the good & welfare of his Israel as any opportunity of 
Providence shall present. But lest I should be grievous or 
offensiue to yo w whom I loue and honour, I haue determined 
to leave them in the hands of M r Cotton, vppon promise of 
the Speciall Court, & confidence of yo r approbation, that there 
they shall remaine vntill yo w may vnderstand from M r Winslow 
what is vsuali to be done in such cases of death or removal 
of Notary into another Country. By this Accofnodation yo r 
ends are attained, that any who haue occasion may haue 
copies of any writeing by M r Rawson, if he please hither to 
repaire, or if yo w judge it vseful and necessary, yo w may ap- 
point them to be transscribed & returne me mine if advise so 
guide. 

"Let yo r gent[le]nes excuse these vnpolished lines & 
vouchsafe I pray yo w to gratify my desire, & I shal remaine 
doubly engadged & devoted to yo r service in the other Eng- 
land as wel as this, & Account it to be mine honour to be 
" Yo r humble faithful servant 

" WILLIAM ASPINWALL. 

" postsc : However I concluded at the last Speciall Court, 
as aboue, w th promise to deliver them as is s d Yet the Mag- 
istrates being mett at the Lecture, & M r Hibbins moveing 
me to condiscend to deliver them to him who said he would 
intrust them w th M r Rawson, as of him selfe ; & fearing lest 
some others who wish not well to the Court or Country 
might make ill vse of my Act, to a farre worse end ; I could 
not neglect his motion, much lesse could I haue had the hart 
to deny yo r selves, had yo w but in the least intimated yo r will 
or pleasure in such a matter (when I was w th yo w ) w th out 



INTRODUCTION. ix 

any order or injunction at all ; Pray yo w let not my comply- 
ance to yo r minds, prejudice me in a due consideration of 
what might be meete to doe in or about them : neither im- 
pute it to the Stifnes of my Will (as some are too apt to doe) 
that I haue demurred herevppon. Yo w will find it necessary 
to deale tenderly w th yo r Officers, & not admitt of any diseour- 
agment or disparagnients vnnecessarily. As for my selfe I 
confesse my owne weaknes & vnworthines to be improved by 
yo w . Yo w haue store of others much more apt & fitt, & many 
more may yo w haue. Only be pleased to accept of what 
poore service God hath helped me to doe, covering my 
weaknesses, & if God giue strength & opportunity I shall 
rejoyce to be serviceable to yo w whilst life lasts, & as in duty 
I am bound ; pray for yo r peace & prosperity, still subscrib- 
ing my selfe 

" Yo r Servant to his power 

" WILLIAM ASPINWALL. 

" BOSTON 24 th of the 5 th mo. 1652. 

" To the Honoured Generall Court these present." 

He was living in England as late as 1662, as ap- 
pears by a letter from him dated Chester 13 th (2), 
1662, in the Massachusetts Archives: l 

" RIGHT Won pl1 , May it please yo w to looke on me as 
a friend, & one of yo w , though farre Remote, not Willingly 
but of necessity, & mediat for me to the Gen 11 . Court, that 
that smale parcel of land in Boston whereon the Mill stood 
w ch was mine owne purchase (& never aliened as I suppose 
the Court Records will evince, w ch land I gaue to my Son) 
may not be aliened by an Act of the Court from the true 
Owner hereof & his Sonne who is a Native & ffreeborne sub- 
ject vnto yo r Government. In so doeing yo w shall oblige me 
to acknowledg both yo r Justice & favo r . S r : I may not in- 
large to speak how affaires goe w th vs, yo w heare it from bet- 
ter hands. I can only assure yo w that Cap 1 . Breedon & M r 
Maverick are yo r back friends, & wanted not to doe yo w all 
the disservice they could, as a pson of quality informed me, 
who once & againe laid a stopper vppon their proceedings. 
I doubt not, but yo w heare as much & a great deale more 
then I can informe yo w But whilst yo w make Christ yo r 
friend yo w need not much to care who are yo r foes ; he both 
can & will protect his owne plantation, w ch is the prayer of 
"Yo r humble servant 

"WILLIAM ASPINWALL. 

" CHESTER 13 th (2) 1662." 

1 Mass. Archives, B. XV. 163. 



x INTRODUCTION. 

By his wife Elizabeth he had six children born in 
Boston, as appears by the Boston Records. 
He was the author of the following works : 

A Brief Description of the Fifth Monarchy, or Kingdome 
that shortly is to come into the World the Monarch, Sub- 
jects, Officers and Lawes thereof. By W. Aspinwall. Lon- 
don, Printed by M. Simmons for Livewell Chapman, 1653. 

An Explication and Application of the seventh chapter of 
Daniel; with a correction of the translation. Wherein is 
briefly shewed the state and downfall of the Four Mon- 
archies . . . and the ten horns or kingdornes ; and in 
particular, the beheading of Charles Stuart, who is proved to 
be the little horn, etc. London, 1653. 

The Work of the Age ; or the sealed prophecies of Daniel 
opened and applied . . . Amending sundry places in our 
common translation, etc. London, 1655. 

An Abstract of Laws and Government, Wherein as in a 
Mirrour may be seen the Wisdome & perfection of the Gov- 
ernment of Christ's Kingdome. Accommodable to any state 
or form of Government in the World, that is not Antichris- 
tian or Tyrannicall. Collected and digested into the ensu- 
ing Method, by that Godly, Grave and Judicious Divine, 
Mr. John Cotton, of Boston in New England, in his Life- 
time, and presented to the Generall Court of the Massachu- 
setts. And now published after his death by William As- 
pinwall. London. Printed by M. S. for Livewel Chap- 
man, and are to be sold at the Crown in Popes-head Alley. 
1655. 1 

A Premonition of sundry Sad Calamities yet to Come ; 
grounded upon an Explication of the 24 th Chapter of Isaiah. 
London, 1655. 

The Legislative Power is Christ's peculiar prerogative,, 
Proved from the 9 th of Isaiah vers. 6, 7. By W. A. Lon- 
don. Livewell Chapman. 1656. 

Abrogation of the Christian Sabbath. By William 
Aspinwall. London. 1657. 

An Abstract or [szc] the Lawes of New-England, as they 
are now established. London. Printed for F. Coules and 
W. Ley at Paules Chain, 1641. 

1 See Whitmore's Colonial Laws, 1660-1672. Boston, 1889. Introd. pp. 1-14. 



[DOCUMENT 100 1903.] 




REGISTRY DEPARTMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

EECOEDS EELATING TO THE EAELT HISTOKY 
OF BOSTON 

(Formerly called Record Commissioners' 1 Reports) 



This volume, which is the thirty-second in the series of Bos- 
ton Records, contains the notarial records of William Aspinwall 
from 1644 to 1651 inclusive. The work was commenced by 
William H. Whitmore, Esq., late Registrar of Boston, and com- 
pleted with the valuable assistance of Mr. Walter K. Watkins, 
the well-known genealogist. 

EDWARD W. McGLENEN, 

City Registrar. 
OLD COURT HOUSE, BOSTON. 



LlBBARY OF THE BOSTON ATHENAEUM, 

BOSTON, February, 3, 1903. 

MY DEAR MR. McGLENEN I 

On November 13, 1854, the Trustees of the Athenaeum passed 
a vote of thanks to E. Price Greenleaf, Esq., for his gift to the 
Library of twenty-nine valuable historical manuscripts. No list 
of these can be found, but the collection probably included the 
Aspinwall Notarial Book, which was given by him, as shown 
by the book-plate, the notarial records of Samuel Tyley (April 
2, 1731, to February 28, 1743-4), of Ezekiel Goldthwait (Decem- 
ber 2, 1748, to March 11, 1754), and of Goldthwait's cousin 
Ezekiel Price (June 1, 1754, to April 25, 1775, and irregularly 
to August 22, 1780). They were inherited by Mr. Greenleaf 
from his grandfather, Hon. Ezekiel Price. 1 

Price was a patriotic public man, a shipping and insurance 
broker, and notary, whose office afforded a meeting place for 
the prominent men of Boston for half a century. Public and 
private records, brought together in those unsettled times, 
would there find a convenient resting place either for tem- 
porary use or for permanent preservation ; in days past officials 
upon their retirement not infrequently carried their manuscript 
records with them. 2 Price acquired many papers while notary 
public, a justice of the peace, and a selectman of Boston, but 
especially as confidential secretary to Governors Shirley, Pow- 
nal, and Bernard, as deputy for the Vice-Admiralty Court, and 
as Clerk of the Courts of Sessions and of Common Pleas for 
Suffolk County. From time to time he gave manuscripts to the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, of which he was a member; 
he also republished a sermon on his great grandfather, Ezekiel 
Cheever, the schoolmaster, and in other ways showed an interest 
in antiquarian matters. At his death, in 1802, his " small library 
of books " was left by will to be divided equally between his 
grandsons, Thomas and Ezekiel Price Greenleaf. ( Suffolk Wills, 

1 For notice of Price see Publications Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Decem- 
ber, 1897, pages 61, 62. 

*" I did resolve & not w">out advice of some that knew the practise & custome of 
other places to take my bookes '"> mee." Aspin wall's letter, 1652. Proceedings 
Massachusetts Historical Society, May, 1898, page 216. 



4 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Lib. C., 331). His manuscripts probably fell to Price Greenleaf 
upon the fulfilment of this provision of the will. 

It is at present impossible to trace the history of the Aspin- 
wall Notarial Book before it came into Price's hands. Aspinwall 
himself referred to it in 1650 (Book of Possessions, p. 54) as " my 
notaries booke." In a letter addressed to the General Court in 
1652, Aspinwall said that he intended to leave his records with 
Mr. Cotton, " vntill yo w may vnderstand from M r Winslow what 
is vsuall to be done in such cases of death or removal of Notary 
into another Country." In a postscript he stated his willingness 
to turn over his records (although "no publick Records, as I 
take it, nor can be, but privat Records of my owne Acts") to 
be kept by Mr. Rawson, then Recorder for the County of 
Suffolk. Aspinwall's Book of Possessions was described as in 
the Secretary's office in 1670 (Suffolk Deeds, Lib. VII., 156), and 
in the Recorder's office in 1672 (Boston Record Comm. Reports, 
II., 161), but no mention is made of this First Notary's Book in. 
the early Suffolk deeds ; a third volume (see Suffolk Deeds, 
Lib. VIII., 187) and what appears to be a second volume (ibid., 
Lib. III., 45a) are there referred to. It would seem, therefore, 
that this record kept by Aspinwall remained in private keeping, 
and passed from hand to hand until Pi- ice received it. 1 

The book itself, by an outside measurement, is I0f inches 
high, 8 inches wide, and 2J- inches in thickness. The leather 
covers have three tooled lines near the edges and a diamond 
shaped ornament of gilt in the centre. Near the top in black 
are the letters " The Notaries first book Of Records." On the 
first page the autograph " Willm Aspinwall " occurs three times, 
twice followed by " Notr Publ." The paper has a watermark, 2 and 
if the design becomes a subject of study, we may at some future 
time learn whence came the sheets on which Aspinwall kept 
his records. 

Very truly yours, 

CHARLES KXOWLES BOLTON. 

Edward Webster McGlenen, Esq. 



1 It Tyley obtained it in 1731 from some earlier notary, it may have passed to Goldtn- 
wait and from him to Price. Price's great uncle, Rev. Samuel Cheever, married Ruth 
Angler, and William AspinwalPs daughter Hannah married John Angler, but these 
facts throw no light on the history of the book. 

'The watermark, which is armorial, may be thus described: On a shield sur- 
mounted by a crown, quarterly 1st and 4th, three antique crowns, 2 and 1; 2d and 3d, 
a lion rampant; and over all an escutcheon charged with what appears to be a quiver. 



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[Page 1.] 

A Table of such Acts or Writeinges as have beene Attested 
by me William Aspinwall Notarie & Tabellion pub : under 
my hand. 

20. (10) A letter of Atturney from Nathaniel Spar- 
hawke to Thomas Adams Alderman of London to recover a 
debt of 16 u 2? 10* of M r Owen Roe for clothes, dyet, 
bookes & other necessaries unto his sonne. 

23. (10) A tre of Atturney to Malachie Browne to re- 
ceive an annuity of 8 ! ? a year to be pay d by the Comittee 
for Chelmsford. 

23. (10) A tre atturn. fro Hugh Gunison to to 

receive twenty pound of M r John Bewford. 

23. (10) A tre Atturney from John Kurd to Samuel 
Oliver to receive 40 s of M r John Beauford. also I attested 
two Copies of M r Beaufords Bills to each of them 

23. (10) ffrom M r John Gore of Roxbury a tre of At- 
turney to Joseph Browne of Southhampton Malster to prove 
the will of John Gores ffath & to execute for him. 

1645. 

27. (1) To a tre of Atturney from Robert Nichols of 
watertowne to Rufus Barton to recover a debt of George 
Roome of Roade Hand. 

7. (3) A Copie of Robert Moones Account w th W m 
Gibones together with a tre of Atturney to Joseph Howe 
by Robert Moone. 

(3) A tre Atturney from M r Tho : ffowle to Isaac Aller- 
ton to Account with peter Johnson & him to sue & c for the 
value of 200 '!> 

14. (3) A Copie of a bill from Tho : purchase to Val : 
Hill for f of the Blessing w ch Bill was dated 29 (8?) 



6 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

20. (3) my hand to a deed of sale of parcel of land 
from Valent : Hill : to Sam. Cole. Also to a deed of sale 
from Sam. Cole to George Halsall of house & garden. Also 
to a deed of sale of house & garden from Valentine Hill to 
Willm Davies Apothecary. 

26. (3) A Copie of an Ace* betweene John Manning & 
Nicholas Treroise amountinge to 128 ! 6 8 . 11 d . Dated 28 
Aprill. iSAL. Sworne the 26 (3) 1645 before the Dept 
Governor : 

29. (3) A Copie of the protest of John ffish & Jona- 
than ffishes Bill of exchang of 20 lb charged uppon theire 
ffather but returned ptested under the hand of John Marius 
Notary Pubb the 17 th of May 1643. 

31. j(3) A tre Atturney from Tho : ffowle of Boston to 
Henry Abley of Bristoll in England to take accounts of 
Phillip Gibbs of Biddiford or North am in Devon : or An- 
thony Swimmer of Bristoll for 84 lb Bever & to give acquit- 
tance. 

12. (4) A protest made by M r Tho: Graves against 
the Damadges that might be pretended in the voyage by 
reason of a Sore storme in the Downes : & this protest was 
made this 12 (4) before the breaking of the Bulke w ch 
storme happened the 11 of March 13.4.4. 

1. (5) A Copie of John Sparks Affidavit touching the 
Dartmouth b.usines : as also another Affidavit of Edward 
Evans touching the same & a Copie of the account of the 
Saylors Wages. Evans was sworne 11 (11) 1644 Sparks 
13 (11) 1644. 

5. (5) A Certificate of the measure of 3 peeces linnen 
cloth N 14 P 78i ells (English) : N 15 M 71 ells Eng h : 
N. 15 D 78 Elles English 

witnes Robert Scott & 

23. (6) A Copie of Willm Browne of Salems Affidavit 
touching my : Lor. Brookes Sayes & Sr Richard 

Saltonstall's fishing busines, the valew of part 37 a that this 
was comitted to M r Ballard & had no relation at all to the 
vessel whereof M r White was m r: 

23. (6) A tre Atturney from John Hodges to Vincent 
Rainer to take Account of M r Anthonie Joyner of Bermudas 
for goods comitted to him ; 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 7 

[Page 2.] 1645. 

27. (6) A letter of Atturney from Thomas James of 
Salem to Thomas Burges of Charlstowne to recover a debt 
of 5 U of ffrancis Spicer of Eckton in Northamptonshire : & 
to make sale of pcell of land in Earles Barton in the said 
County & in the hyde called Boone Hyde being a quarter of 
a yard according to the Use of that Country. 

1. (7) A tre of Credit to Vincent Rener from Edward 
Gibones Robt Keayne, Valentine Hill, & Edward Tyng for 
the value of foure hundred pounds or thereabouts, binding 
them selvs heires execut administrators & assignes to make 
good his Bills under his hand sent. 

3. (7) To tre of Atturney to - - to recover a debt 
in Spaine of 100 11 due by John painter. 

2. (7) A protest made in the behalf of John Taylo r of 
Loud, merch* against the shipp called the Endevof of Boston 
at the request of ffrancis willoughbie, for that the shipp was 
not readie to set saile according to Chart 6 partie wthin thirty 
days after her arrivall at Boston w ch was the 22 (5) last 
past. Also a Copie of the same under mine hand. 

6. (7) An 'answer to the s d protest by John Bourne as 
followeth, that the shipp might have beene readie : and that 
in those dayes limited by Charter partie divers dayes were 
neglected wherein the said ffrancis willoughbie brought no 
goods abord : & after the dayes were fully expired, yet all 
all the goods w ch the said John Bourne by Charf party was 
to take in, were not all laded aboard but the said ffrancis 
laded goods abaord the said shipp after the expiration of the 
dayes appointed as part of his Carga zoone. Neither did 
these protesto r tender his bills of lading 

w th in the dayes limited by Charter partie, whereby the said 
John Bourne might have his discharge. Moreover the 
said ffrancis did not protest while about eight dayes after the 
limited terme expired, thereby to advance him selfe in put- 
ting these goods abord w ch he shipped after the dayes were 
out. The next day after the said ffrancis had protested : 
the ship Endevo' set saile for Nantasket, where the usuall 
place is for cutting wood & filling water. The next day 
after being a publ day of Thanksgiveing appointed by the 
Country to be kept, he the said John Bourne could not dis- 
patch that busines : But when the forty eight houres after- 
wards was expired (w cb is the usuall time granted for filling 



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8 ASPINAVALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

water & cutting woode) the ship was ready to set saile, but 
God crossed them by contrary winds. The said John Bourne 
waiteinge every opportunity for the merch 18 advantage. 



[Page 3.] 

8. (7) A Coppie of Edward Evans Oath & John Sparks 
Oath & a Note of the wages due to the Master & Companie 
for seven Months in the shipp Gilbert as also of those that 
served but part of that time. 

5. (7) A protest against Robt Sedgwick by Thomas 
ffowle for non payment of a bill of Exchange from Robert 
Houghton & under written by the said Ro bt Sedgwicke, whose 
answer being demanded, was; that Thomas ffowle owed him 
60 U by bill w ch he would discount, & the rest he would pay in 
merchantable fish to content. Thomas ffowles reply was that 
if any such were due it was to be paid in Corne & cattle & 
he was readie to satisfy it accordingly ; & therefore did ptest 
for Non payment of the said Bill in presence of Richard 
Bartholomew. 

12. (7) John Bournes protest against ffrancis Wil- 
loughby see afterwards in the 1 th month. 

13. (7) M r Thomas ffowle of Boston in'N E: bound in 
300 U to Hugh Browne of Bristoll merch* to pay 172 11 in 
merch* ffish at Current price to Rich: Russell of Charles- 
towne to be paid at marble head the 3 of June next fol- 
lowing. 

15. (7) An Attest unto a Copie of a nmtuall deed of 
William Ridige and Garret Trout whereby they bequeath 
each to other in case of death theire pillage & share either 
p r sently due or after to be due unto either of them & this 
was by a deed dated 28 July 1644, & witnessed uppon 
oath by W m Hargrave before m r John winthrop D: Go v : 
& M r W m Hibbins. 

15. (7) Also an Attest unto the testimonie of Cap* 
ffrancis Rawsterne Capt of the Content, who testifyeth that 
W m Ridge souldier to Capt W m Jackson Dyed the 25 of 
October 1643. & that he was mate unto Garret Trout. 

16. (7) Granted a Copie of John Bournes Answer unto 
ffrancis willoughbie. 

20. (7) Capt ffrancis Rawsterne made a tre of Atturney 
to Ensigne John Dixon to ask leave & c : all debts or sumes of 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 9 

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money due to the said ffr: Rawsterne from anypson whomso- 
ever and this was done in presence of 

[Page 4.1 

8. (8) John Wall of Reddriff in y e county of Surr. Mar- 
riner in his owne name & John Oldfield of Lo: m c h protested 
ag l M r Stephen winthrop Agent for Roger Kilvert Ed. Parks 
& david davison for Dimorrag 6 this day being the fourtie 
sixth day since the Arrivall of the said ship Dolphin in this 
harbour. 

8 (8) John Wall of Reddriff Attorney to Roger Kilvert 
& David davison did protest against M r Stephen winthrop 
Edward Gibons & Thomas ffowle of Boston for Non-Comply- 
ance w" 1 theire Creditors Roger Kilvert & David Davison 
& the damage they may susteine thereby for theire severall 
pportions viz* Roger Kilvert f & David Davison i. 

9. (8) M r Stephen winthrop protested (by me Pubb 
Notarie) against Edward Gibones for Non-Complyance w th 
Roger Kilvert, E d : Parks & David Davison according to con- 
tract made w th them by comission fro himselfe & Tho. 
ffowle. Also I did in the name of the said Stephen win- 
throp protest against Thomas ffowle at his house for all 
Damages that might accrew by Reason of his non complyance 
w ht the merch t8 aforesaid according to comission granted by 
himself & Edw. Gibones to Stephen winthrop aforesaid. 
Whereunto the said ffowle replyed that Stephen Winthrop 
neither pceeded according to his Order, & if he did (w ch is not 
granted) yet the said Stephen winthropp did release him be- 
fore witness, as he said. 

9. (8) At the request & in the name of M* Steph. 
Winthrop of Bost: I the Pub: Not. Protested against 
Valentine Hill n^ch* in the heareing of Philemon Por- 
mort his serv* for not Delivery of two thousand bush" 8 
wheate, & two hundred & fifty bush 118 pease & fyve 
hundred Kintalls ffish according to contract, & therefore 
should be answerable for the damages Stephen Wiuthrop 
shall susteine thereby. 

9. (8) At the request of Thomas ffowle I Will m Aspin- 
wall protested against John Wall of Redriffe in the County 
of Surrey mariner Master of the Dolphin of London for 
illegall ptesting against him the said Tho: ffowle in regard 
M r Steph. Winthrop had not observed his Comission & also 
had released the said Thomas ffowle. This was done in 
presence of Rich: ffairbanke, Thomas Bell. 



10 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 5.] 

8. (8) At the request of Tho: ffowle, W m Aspinwall 
Notary protested against Stephen Winthrop for protesting 
against the said Thomas ffowle, whereas he the said Stephen 
had not observed his commission & also had since released 
the said Thomas ffowle & this was done in presence of Rich- 
ard ffairebanks & Thomas Bell. 

22. (8) I W m Aspinwall Notary attested a Copie of a 
Deed or Conveyance of M r Richard Vines unto Robt Child 
wherein he granted by an absolute deed of sale his patent of 
that land (Dated 12 ffeb. 1629) together w th the Land & 
all the Rights, privileges, titles, tenements, Rents interests, 
& all & singular pertinences thereto belonging. 

22. (8) Major Edward Gibones & Richard Russell have- 
ing received power from the Owners of the ship Gilbert, in- 
habiting at Dover to demand the said shipp seized at Boston 
(by the Court) as a malignant shipp, with proviso, that shee 
should be restored if the owners w th in 13 months after did 
cleere it that shee did not belong to any psons or place at 
enmity agartist the K. & Parliament at the time of the 
seisure, w ch they say they have duly pformed under the hand 
and scale of the Major of Dover ; & therefore the ship being 
denyed them, they professe themselves against the Court so 
farr as they conceive the said Order is not fulfilled toward 
them, and the Cause being transmitted hence they professe 
theire dislike & protest they shall waite for further remedy 
to recover of the Court the said shipp with all just damages 
that hath befallen them by theire denyall of the said shipp. 
Whereto the Court gave this Answer (after I had with their 
leave made the same) That the testimony given did not sat- 
isfy the Court & therefore they referred the Cause to the 
High Court of Admiralty in England. 

18. (9) Richard Betscomb of Hingham Haberdasher 
acknowledged before mee the Notary publ the receipt of sixe 
pounds for the use of Leonell Browne of Bredport in Dorset- 
shire woollen Draper & impoured him selfe to pcure a release 
from him. 

18. (9) A tre of atturney by Samuel Howse of Barn- 
staple in the Massachusetts unto Hezekiah Usher of Boston 
to receive twenty pounds of the execut of Thomas given 
him by the last will of the said Thomas with full power 
to give acquittances, & to pesecute law uppon refusall. 
Sealed & Delivered in presence of 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 11 

[Page 6.] 

20. (9) A tre of Atturney from Edw: Preston to Hugh 
williams of Boston ffeltmaker to demand & receive all 
debts duties gifts & legacies of & from all manner of pson 
or psons whatsoever within the real me of England, w th power 
to psecute & also to substitute one Atturney or more under 
him. Signed & Delivered in presence of John Tailor. 

21. (9) Capt Peter Strong of Limehouse in the County 
of Middlesex marriner did bind himself in 120 11 for the pay- 
men* of sixty pounds unto Rich: Russell of Charlestowne in 
the Massachusetts merch' to pay the said sume to him or his 
Assignes w th in 20. dayes after the Arrivall of the ship Peter 
of London at London, that is to say from hence to Canaries, 
thence to Barbados & thence to London perill of sea ex- 
cepted. witnes Adam winthrop & 

25. (9) A tre Atturney from William Haynes to Thomas 
Haynes Col merch* liveing at the white beare in Basin lane 
in London to receive a debt of 28 11 of Thomas Perkins of 
Dunstable in Bedfordshire chandlor, with power to substi- 
tute another Atturney. witnes, John Newton Thomas 
Liskume. 

27. (9) A tre of Atturney generall from John Reade of 
Braintree & Sarah his wife the daughter of Will Lessie of 
Bly bo rough in Suffolke to Receive all deb t8 duties gifts 
Legacie due to either of them from any pson or psons: w ho 
tre of Atturney was made to m r W m Tyng of Boston Resi- 
dent in London w th power to substitute one Atturney or 
more w th like or limited power & pticulerly was expressed a 
gift given by William Lessie aforesaid to his Daughter Sarah. 
Witnesses Thomas Deighton & Thomas wilmot. 

29. (9) A tre of Atturney from Henry Bridham & 
Elizabeth his wife the daughter of John Harding of Bore- 
ham in Essex yeoman deceased to ffrancis Lyle of Boston in 
New England Chirurgeon for fifty sixe pounds part of a 
Legacie given the said Elizabeth by the said John Hardinge 
deceased, witness Robert Harding Thomas Buttolph. 

3. (10) A Copie of Major Gibones tre M r ffloyd & love- 
ing sir. I am bould to trouble you w 01 these few lines : 
being ingaged some moneys to M r ffogg: he standing ingaged 
to yo r selfe : who is very desirous to make yo n returnes : Now 
Bever being out of my hands : & hard for him to pcure at this 
time, therefore I thought meete to tender you a sixteenth part 
of the good shipp called the tryall of Boston with what 



12 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

belongs to hers he is with you & in good imployment: a 
godly man hath the charge of her his name is M r Thomas 
Graves : if you please to accept of this prefer 

[Page 7.] 1645. 

what price shal be agreed uppon by M r . Graves & yo r selfe shall 
content me : & he shall give you a bill 'of Sale : & in part of 
payment I shall allow to you for M r Raph Fogge thirty 
pounds: & the remainder you shall give to m r Thomas 
Graves In so doing I shalbe yo r friend as God inables, in 
whose bosome I leave you & remaine by his fao r 

Yo" 
Boston 29. (9) 1645 Edward Gibones 



5. (10) !A- A tre Atturney from Edward Poole of 
Waymouth Sawyer unto William Pardon to receive a 
Legacie given unto Sarah wife of the said Edward by the 
last will of Edmund Pinney of Broadway in Somersetshire 
& also another Legacie given to Sarah aforesaid by Elizabeth 
Standerwick of Broadway aforesaid. 

8. (10) 1645 M r Willoughbyes answer to M r Bourne 
as followeth. Whereas Francis Willoughby made a ptest 
against John Bourne & the Owners of the shipp Indevo* 
for not being ready to set sayle by dayes limited & whereas 
the said John Bourne made a protest against the said Francis 
Willoughby he not being ready, The said Willoughby as the 
grounds of his protest & in answer to the said Bournes pro- 
test saith as followeth That whereas the ship Indeavo* 
ought to have beene ready to take in goods by Charter party 
twelve dayes after her arrivall here, w ch should have beene 
on the day of July, the said shipp was not Delivered of 
those goods she brought from England in that time : & when 
the said Willoughby uppon the same day sent goods aboard 
as by Charter party he was bound, the goods would not be 
taken in but were sent on shoare againe, to the damadge of 
M r John Taylo r the merch*, there being neither M r nor M r8 
mate nor any officer to cause them to be taken in. & at that 
time there not belonging to the said shipp sixe men ; & when 
& afterwards there was goods brought aboard, they were faine 
to lye at the shipp syde for want of men to take them in, & 
when taken in, they were faine to lye for men to stowe them, 
there not belonging to the shipp above ten or fourteene men 
at most: sometime the master professing to me he had not fy ve 
men; so that besides the length of time in stoweing the 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 13 

goods, there was not a spare man to doe anything to her 
rigging till she was neere laden, so that the ground of 
the shipps not being laden in time limited was no fault of the 
said willoughbyes but for want .of men according to Charter 
party : And whereas the said Bourne in his answer said, that 
the shipp set sail the next day after the Protest, the said 
willoughby, doth acknowledge the same : but the said wil- 
loughby saith the said Bourne did it on purpose thinking to 
save himselfe cleare : when that he had not all his Pvision 
on board of beere and bread and fish till the sixth of Septem- 
ber, and when it was done he lay till the nienth before he set 
saile, his Owners goeing downe either to feast or reckon and 
make over their Accounts on the eighth day. And whereas 
he saith, shipps use to have fourty eight houres to wood 
and water, the said willoughby saith, the shipp was laden com- 
pleatly before the said willoughby protested : And whereas 
he saith, the Bills of lading were not Psented till the Dayes 
were out, the said Willoughby could not take the bills till the 
shipp was laden, and the shipp was not laden till the dayes 
were out, but the ground was not in the said willoughby as 
the reasons above make it evident. This is the true answer 
which the said willoughby Psented to me in writeing with 
his owne hand the day and yeare above written. / 

13. (10) M r Bourne had also a Copie of this Answer. 
[Page 8.] 

10. (10) An account of the partable estate betweene 
Robert Saunders and Hezekiah Usher. the sume whereof was 
(theire debts being discharged) one hundred thirty one 
pounds eighteene shillings, partable betwixt them ; of which 
he gave oath before M r John winthrop D: Gov: 10 (10) 
1645. 

10. (10) A tre of Atturney fro Henry Bridgham of 
Boston and Elizabeth his wife (the daughter of John Hard- 
ing of Borehara in Essex yeoman deceased) to M r W m Bren- 
ton of Aquednick in the Narrowganset for ffifteene pounds 
ten shillings part of a Legacie or gift of the said John Hard- 
ing with power generall. witness 

11. (10) A bond of 1000 11 wherein Adam Winthrop & 
Benjamin gillom are bound to Emanuel Downeing Joshua 
ffoote Stephen Winthrop & Thomas Bell to prepare 100 
Masts of white pine or spruise merchatable by the last of 
June next at Kennebunck or some other place as convenient 
for the ship rideing at Cape Porpus or some other place as 



14 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

safe for the ship & fitt for ladeing. The masts fro 16 to 36 
inches Diameter & 12 or 14 foote from the stubb. 

12. (7) At the request of John Bourne of Bemondsey 
M r of the Indeve r of Cambridge, I W m Aspinwall Notary 
& c went unto the house of ffrancis willoughby of Charls- 
towne shipwright & inquired for him, the maide answered 
that he was not w th in, then did I in the presence of Ben- 
jamin Gillom & John Parker protest against the said ffrancis 
willoughby & his merch*, that they should be responsall 
unto the said John Bourne & the rest of the owners for De- 
murage from the two & twenty of August unto the second 
day of September for that the ship was not laded according 
to Charter party : & this I willed the Maide to signifie to her 
Master. 

13. (10) A tre Atturney by virtue of a former tre At- 
turney made to him by Henry Bridgham dat 29 (9) from 
ffrancis Loyvell to Joseph Rudson in s* mary axe for fifty 
sixe pounds part of a Legacie given by John Harding of 
Boreham in Essex Yeoman to Elizabeth his daughter, witnes 

23. (10) A tre Atturney from Abraham Page of Boston 
Massachusetts Tailor to Ro b Scott of Boston mer in gen- 
erall for all Legacies rents dues duties sume or sumes of 
money from any Pson or Psons whatsoever within the 
Realme of England, but w th out power to substitute another 
Atturney. witnes. 

15. (10) A tre Atturney of Christopher Collins of 
Braintre shoemaker the husband of Jane Greepe (as by the 
register appeares) unto W m Pardon of Waymouth labourer to 
receive certaine sumes of money due from Justinian Pearce 
of Plimouth in Devonshire merch* unto the said Jane, with- 
out power to substitute another atturney. Witnes John 
Rogers. 

17 (10) A tre of Atturney from Thomas May hew & Jane 
his wife Guardians of Tho: Paine son of Tho: Paine late of 
London merch' deceased to receive the rents & arrieradges 
due unto the s d Thomas Paine & to sue &? with power of 
substitution. 

[Page 9.] 

16. (10) A tre Atturney from John Rogers of Water- 
towne N E: clothier son of Thomas Rogers of Moulsham in 
the Parish of Chelmsford in Essex shoemaker deceased, 
unto Robert Scot of Boston in N E: me r for all debts duties 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 15 

gifts legacies by will gift, bill bond or otherwise, revoking 
all former power & granting Authority to his Att or his 
substitutes to take an Account of his former Atturneys & to 
give, them a dischardge. witnes Robt Scott & Thomas 
Mahew. 

17. (10) John ffogg hath chosen M r Richard Gibbs 
gent Refiner in ffoster lane his Guardian & Attureny to 
acknowledge satisfaction in the Prerogative Court for 50 11 
for w ch M r Pococke & Raph ffogg stand bound. 

17. (10) A tre Atturney from Hen Bridgham of Bos- 
ton N: E: unto M r Allexander Pollington Haberdasher of 
hatts in Lombard streete neere the white horse Taverne to 
receive 8 U 10 s Pt of a Legacie given by John Harding of 
Boreham in Essex yeoman unto Elizabeth his daughter the 
wife of the said Henry Bridgham w th power to substitute 
another Atturney. witnes. Thomas Grubb. 

18. (10) A tre Atturney from George Kesar of Linne 
to John With of Londo Citizen to Receive a certaine Legacie 
given by his ffather Georg Kesar of Leight on Bussard in Bed- 
fordshire Tanner. w th power to substitute anotheo Atturney. 
witnes Richard Hogge. 

20. (10) A tre of Atturney from John Compton of 
Boston in New England Clothier unto Robert Scott of Bos- 
ton Merch 1 to Recover his title unto certaine lands (w tb 
power to rent the said lands) to him descending to gether 
w th the rents & issues thereof, w th power to substitute one 
Atturney or more w tb like or limited power, witnes Jacob 
Sheafe. 

20. (10) To a Copie a Bill of Sale of the seventh part 
of the ship Seabridge from James Brock unto Henry Webb. 
Dated 9 (8) 1642. 

20. (10) A Copie of M r Emanuels Downing Deed of 
sale of his share in the Iron worke to Thomas Vincent of 
Londo for sixty pounds sterl by him received of John Win- 
throp Junior Esq: 

20. (10) A Copy of a Bill of Sale of a ^ of the Defence 
from Majo r Bourne to M r John Leverit & Anthony Stod- 
dard. Also a Copy of a tre of John Emmons to John 
Milom. 

20. (10) A Copy of a Bill sale of ^ of the Tryall to 
Theodore Atkinson & a tre Atturney from him to Edward 
Shrimpton in London Merch*: 



16 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

20. (10) A tre of power to Edward Shrimpton of Londo 
inerch* from Theocl 6 Atkinson of Boston feltmaker to sell his 
sixteenth part of the ship Try all, together w lh a Copie of the 
originall Bill of Sale from Edward Gibones to the said 
Theodor. 

[Page 10.] 

22. (10) An Account of Disbursements & Receipts 
given by Henry Rashley Atturney to Capt Hawkins. 

s d 

viz* for an execution 2. 6 

marshalls fees 8. 

Tryal act: w th Dan Clark 15. 

Attach: for non apper 7. 9 



1. 13. 9 

Juddgmt of Court ) 

2 (7) 1645 j 155. 1. 8 



Sum 156. 15. 5 
Rec d by the s d H: Rashley since 
the tryall at Boston 2 (7) 1645 
w 01 M r Edw Pay ne It 11 I 8 
w ch Deducted from 156.' 15 5. 



Rest due 139. 14. 5. 

23. (10) A tre Atturney from Henry webb to Jacob 
Sheafe to call to Account James Brocke & to sue & recover 
one seventh part of the Cargo & produce there of & of one 
seventh part of the Hyre of the ship Seabridge since Octob. 
1. 1643. And also a deed of Gift of | of the Seabridge unto 
Jacob Sheafe. 

23. (10) A certificate of foure Judgements of Court in 
the yeares 1640. 1643. 1644. 1645, in a case betweene Capt 
Bridges & Robert Saltonstall about the fishing Designe be- 
twixt s r Richard my Lor d Brookes & others. 

24. (10) A Copie of M r Roger Harlackendens will: : 

25. (10) A Copie of an Order of Court made betweene 
M r Ed: Park & Cap 1 Georg Cooke the 22 (10) 1645. by Job. 
Winthrop, D. Gover. Herbert Pelham Richard Bellingham 
& Increase Nowell. That Capt Cooke shall make a sure 
Conveyance of the house & 32 Acres of marsh meddow & 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL, RECORDS. 17 

2 Acres upland unto M r Parks & pay him 1 U . 16? 1? w ch is 
remaineing due uppon Account. & M r Parks to give Capt 
Cooke a discharge. 

25. (10) A tre Atturney from M r Herbert Pelhum to 
Godfrey Bosevill Geo r : ffenwick & Henry Pelham Esq r to 
Demand & receive whatsoever lands revenues rent ar- 
rieradges goods & chattels or other estate that are or shalbe 
due to him by or after the Decease of Thomas waldegrave 
of Buers in the County of Essex Esqr deceased. 

25. (10) Also another to the same men to receive what- 
soever is due unto his wife from the Executors of M r Roger 
Harlackenden, together w th maintenance for the two daugh- 
ters Elisabeth & margaret : 

25. (10) A Copie of the Order of Court betweene M r 
Edward Parks & Capt Cooke, wherein it is ordered that 
Capt Cooke shall make him a fir me Conveyance of the house 
& 32 Acres of land & 2 Acres of upland, & Mf Parks to 
give him a discharge. 

25. (10) 1644 a Ptest made by M? Tho: Clarke in be- 
halfe of the owners of the ship Gilbert called the Exchange, 
against Major Edward Gibones. 

[Page 11.] 1645. 

26. (10) A Copie of M r Parks tre of Atturney to Em- 
manuel Downing Anthony Stoddard Edward Gibones 
Stephen & Adam Winthrop & Henry Parks. Dated the 
10 th of June XXI . Carol 1 . 

29. (10) A tre Atturney generall for all debts sumes 
accounts of all Psons in England granted to Major Nehe- 
miah Bourne from Raph whorey w th out power of substitu- 
tion. 

30. (10) A tre Atturney fro Raph Whorey of Charls- 
towne mer to Edmund Ellis lether seller at London stone 
to receive all debts sumes accounts of all maner Psons in 
England to him belonging, w th out power of substitution. 

30. (10) A Copie of a tre of Credit from Samuel Maverick 
Edward Gibones Robt Sedgwick thomas ffowle John Man- 
ning David Yale Valentine Hill John Parriz unto Major 
Nehemiah Bourne for 400 U to be paid in New Eng 1 the 1. 
(9) 1646. in money, bever or Currant Bills of Exchange. 



18 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

1. (11) A Copie of a bond wherein John Purse sonne 
of John Purse of Pamington in Gloceste r shire yeoman is 
bound in ten pounds unto William Blantaine & John Parke 1 
of Boston for the paym* of fy ve pound sterl uppon demand at 
or before the 1 of June next ensueing. viz* 4 U to W m Blan- 
taine & l u to John Parker. Dated 1 J 1645. witnes 
John Langdon Thomas Smith. 

2. (11) A tre Atturney gener 11 for debts rents landes 
from Tho: ffarrar of Boston husbandman (son of Thomas 
ffarrar of or neere Burnley in Lan ce husbandman) unto 
Henry Farrar his brother Mariner, wth power to sett lett 
Lease or make sale of any such house or lands to him due by 
inheritance gift or otherwise, witnes Joseph Wilson. 

7. (11) A Copie of a bond of Handsard Knollys of fyve 
pound for the paym* of fyve pounds unto Valentine Hill. 
Dat the sixth of Oct: 1641. witnes Rich, smith Nathaniell 
Heaton. 

7. (11) A Copie of a bill of John Humphrey Esquire 
unto Valentine Hill for paym* of sixe pound sterl to Richard 
Hutchinson at the Angell & starre in Cheapside. Dated 6 th 
Octob: 1641. 

7. (11) A Copy of a Bill of Hansard Knollys to Valen- 
tine Hill for forty shillings in case it be not payd by Edw: 
Calcord. 

Dated. 21. Octob. 



7. (11) A Copie of a Bill of twenty pounds from John 
Bewford of Middlesex gent unto Arthur Clarke of Boston 
for the use of Hugh Gunnison. Dated 7 ber 11 th 1644. 

wit;nes John Hurd, Thomas Davison. 

[Page 12.] 

7. (11) A tre Att* from Arthur Clark of Boston to 
Edw. Bendall of Boston to Recover a Bill of twenty pounds 
of John Bewford of Middlesex gent: w th out power of substi- 
tution. witnes 

8. (11) A tre Atturney generall from Rich: Parker of 
Boston Merch* to William Brenton of Roade Hand w th out 
power of substitution, witnes Hugh Williams &. 

8. (11) A Copie of a Bill of sale of | of the seabridge from 
James Brooke to Valentine Hill w th all the appurtenances, & 
warranty. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 19 

13. (12) A tre of Atturney from John Jordan of Medford 
m r cht unto John Jolliff & John wickens of London merch' 8 , 
to recover & receive all debts & require & take account of 
any psons in the Kingdome of England, w th power to Sub- 
stitute one Atturney or more w th like or limited power. 
And this power is granted unto them Joyntly & Severally. 
witnes Jolliff Ruddocke. 

18. (12) An Attest unto a Copie of a Bill of Thomas 
Bushrode to Valentine Hill for 24C w* of pork & sixty bar- 
rells of Indian corne the last of January next ensueing the 
date thereof w ch was the 17? July Dated 1643. 

18. (12) An Attest unto an Account of Thomas Bush- 
rodes of 1850 lb of Tobacco : for 15 barrells of Sturgeon. 
Dated the 10 th June 1643. / 

24. (12) A Certificate of An Account wherein George 
Waltum stands Debitor to John Severne 2" 19 s . 6 d . And a 
substitution of Henry Robie his Advocate to Psecute the 
said George Waltum. 

26. (12) An Attest unto a Copie of a Bill of David Off- 
leys unto Valentine Hill to pay him foureteene pounds 
sterling at Barbados by the tenth of June next or before in 
Tobacco Indico or sugar if he sell his goods before & the 
ship Albion returne from thence before. Dated 1 March 
yf |f . witnes Thomas Burton Robert Harding. 



[Page 13.] 

9. (1) 1645 A copie of a Deed of Sale of the shipp 
Rainbowe from James Smith unto Thomas ffowle & Robert 
Hardinge of Boston Merch to for the sume of sixe hundred & 
fourty pounds in hand payd, w cb deed was dated the 7 th of 
ffebruary anno Regis Caroli XXI Anno Christi: 1 ^ 46 

James Smith & a seale. 
witnes Valentine Hill 
John Milom 
W m Goose 
Samuel Scarlet. 

1645. 

9. (1) ffor M r Yale. A Copie of a Judgment of Court 
in a case betweene Joshua ffoote plaintiff & George ffoxcroft 
defendant both of London Merchants, wherein the Jury found 
according to the forfeiture of 3 bills 14C pounds damadges, 
but the Court moderating it in way of Chancery gave Judg- 
ment only for 492^ 16 s . 9* damadges & 20? costs. & ordered 



20 ASPINWALL NOTAEIAL RECORDS. 

that M r Yale Agent to M r ffoxcroft should either satisfy the 
same w th in 6 dayes after demand or give in uppon oath what 
estate he had of M r ffoxcrofts in his hand at the serving of 
the Attachment Uppon w ch the Tryall was made; or if he re- 
fuse oath then the execution to be laid uppon such estate as 
he possesses either in M r ffoxcrofts Right or his owne. And 
that M r Hues Agent for M r ffoote should give security for 
what he received to save M r ffoxcrofte & his executors 
harmles. 

9. (1) 1645 Two copies of the same Judgment to M r 
Hues for the use of M r ffoote. 

9. (1) Two tres of Atturney w th generall power for all 
debts & in pticular for a Legacie graunted to ffrancis ffoster 
by the last will of Allice Stevens of Ewill in Surrey, her 
mother deceased. w ch tre Atturney was graunted by Christo- 
pher ffoster unto Daniell King of Linne Woollen Draper w 01 
power of substitution w th like or limited power. 

10. (1) 1645 A Copie of a Judgm* of Court betweene 
M r ffoote & M r Foxcrofte as above, ffor M r Yale. 

5. (2) 1646 A tre atturney from Henry Sandis to 
Jeremy Gould to sue for 5 U 3 8 . 61 of Samuel Martin for 2 
doz & 2 p r of shoes at 31 9 d a p r & 4 yards Canvass at 18 d 
a y rd . Due by bill 21 June 1645. & damadges for default of 
payment. 

8* (2) 1646 A Copie of Bill wherein Valentine Hill & 
Robert Harding do bind themselves &c to pay unto Robt 
Saltonstall 105H 8 sterling in August next in merchantable 
corne & cattle pipe staves & west Indy tobacco at price Cur- 
rant in each Comodity equall Pportions. Dated. 11. feb: 
1645. 

[Page 14.] 

Robert Saltonstall of the above named Bill assigned twenty 
pounds to David Selleck to be payd in Corne or Cattle. 
Dated indorsed 8 (2) 1646. 

8. (2) 1646. A Copie also of a Bill wherein Robert 
Harding of Boston obligeth him self to pay unto Robert 
Saltonstall 39 U sterl in good merchantable sound west Indie 
Tobacco at 5 d the pound to be delivered in June next. 
Dated 11* ffeb. 1645. of w<* bill Robert Saltonstall as- 
signed 20 U unto David Selleck 

Indorsed 8. (2) 1646. 

21. (2) 1646. Lett r Atturney fro Joseph Wilson to W m 
Harvee to receive his part of the goods of his brother Benja- 
min Deceased. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 21 

24. (2) 1646. A Copie of the Order of Court made in 
M r ffoxcrof ts case at the Court 3 (1 ) 1645 . 

6. (3) 1646. A copie of a generall tre of Att: from 
Rich: & Rebecca Glover unto John Jorden & Edward Col- 
lins to tak account of Rich. Stileman & to recover theire 
debts w th power of substitution. Attested by Joshua Maniet, 
& after by Jo: Aurelius & Jo: Marius publick notaries. 

7. (3) 1646 An Attest unto a Generall Release from 
David Selleck unto Lewis Davies from the beginning of the 
world unto this day. 

7. (3) 1646 An Attest unto a Gener 11 Release from 
Lewis Davies unto David Selleck. 

7. (3) 1646 An Attest unto an Assignment of an eighth 
part of the Shipp Greyhound w th the appurtenances from 
Lewis Davies to David Sellecke. 

12. (3) 1646 Isaac Allerton for himself his heires ex- 
ecut & administr: did Ratifie whatsoever M r W m Bradford 
Edw winslow" & Capt Miles Standish Agents for M r Sherley 
M r Andrews & Mr Beecham have done or hereafter shalbe 
done about the sale of any lands or goods & Cattle formerly 
his in propriety : provided they do cleerly acquitt him fro all 
debts & demands due from the said Isaac Allerton to the 
said M r Sherley, Andrewes & Beecham & this was by him 
done the xii th (3) 1646. 

29. (3) 1646 A tre of Atturney from M r Robert Salton- 
stall unto Richard Collecot of Dorchester to Recover & re- 
ceive all debts due to him from any Psons inhabiting at Con- 
necticut by vertue of a procuration from his ffather Dated 
the 30 march 1639. And a certificate that he was allowed 
uppon Record Atturney irrevocable to his ffather before 
John Winthrop Governof 

Thomas Dudley Thomas fflint. 

[Page 15.] 

9. (4) 1646. A certificate of a tre of Atturney made by 
Henry Walton of Portsmouth in the Isle of Rodes unto 
Richard Bulger of Boston to Receive of John Smith at Saco 
Mill under the Goverment of M r Cleaves the summe of 
thirty pounds w th all costs & Damages he hath susteined 
through his absence, w th power to psecute him Legally & 
uppon receipt to give a full discharge to the said John 
Smith, & this was dated & signed the xi th of May 1646. 
witnes Adam Mott & William James. 



22 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

13. (4) 1646. Samuel Harvey Mariner belonging to 
Captaine Croinwel made Giles Ricket of Plimouth weaver 
his Atturriey (revokeing a former tre of Atturney to Na- 
thaniel Souter of Plimouth in N: E:) to recover of Andrew 
Hallet of Yarmouth schoolmaster fyve pounds Spanish or 
xxv. Ryalls of Eight lent the said Andrew. w th power of 
substitution. Dated the 13. (4) 1646. 

19. (4) 1646 Edmund Jackson of Boston Shoemaker 
granted unto William Cooly mariner a tre of Atturney to 
recover a debt due to him for shooes from James Till dwell- 
ing at or neere Newhaven. w tb out power of substitution. / 

A true copie of Capt Hardings bond to Capt Cromwell. 

27 (4) 1646 Noverint universi p presentes me Robertu 
Harding de Boston in Nova Anglia Mercatorum teneri et 
firmiter obligari Thorn* Cromwell Capit hered. execut et 
administ suis in Mille libr. sterlingum. Solvend u eidem 
Thorn 8 aut suo certo Atturnat. Ad quam quidem solutione 
bene et fidedlif faciend oblige me hered execut et adminstr 
meos firmiter per p r sentes. Dat Sigillat viges Septimo die 
Junii Anno Dni !&!--. 

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above 
bounden Robert Harding do pay or cause to be payd unto 
the said Thomas Cromwel or to his certaine Atturney the full 
& just summe of two hundred & fifty pound sterling to be 
payd in London by Bills of exchang at fourty dayes sight, & 
two hundred & fifty pound sterling to be payd in New Eng- 
land uppon demand that then this present obligation shalbe 
voyd & of none effect otherwise to remaine in full force & 
strength. 

A true Copie of the Bill of Sale of the Separation. / 

Be it known by these presents that I Capt Thomas 
Cromwell owner of the good ship called the Separation 
of the Burden of Seventy Tonns or thereabouts for good & 
valuable consideration by mee in hand received have clearly 
bargained & sould, & by these presents do cleerly bargaine 
& sell unto Capt Robert Harding of Boston in the Massa- 
chusetts Merch* the said shipp called the Separation together 
w 01 all her masts, sayles, saylyards, Ropes, Cords, Guns 
Gunpowder, shot, artillery, tackle, munition, boate & furni- 
ture to the said ship belonging or in any wise appertaining 
as when she was by me lawfully taken prize : As also all & 
singular the goods & Comodities by 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 23 

[Page 16.] 

me taken prize in the said Shipp, To have & to hould the 
said Shipp & furniture together w th all the said goods to him 
& his assignes as his & theire proper goods forever. And I 
the said Capt Cromwell mine heires executors & adminis- 
trators the said ship w" 1 her appurtenances & all the goods 
foremencioned to be bargained & sould unto the said Capt 
Robert Harding & his Assignes shal & will warrant & 
defend by these presents perill of fire enemies & seas only 
excepted, according to the Lawe of Oleron. In witnes 
whereof I have hereunto put my hand & scale the 26. (4) 
1646. Sealed & delivered by the said Capt Thomas Crom- 
well in the presence of me William Aspinwall Not pubb 

9. (5) 1646 A part of a tre from M r Humphrey Hooke 
to his son William Hooke. 

I have promised payment to M r Powel of 15 U yo u owe 
him : / ffor what is lost in New England by debts Mortgages 
or other wayes of mine, I do hereby freely Assigne over unto 
you. to Receive & imploy to yo r owne proper use. Though 
I cannot at present help yo n as I would, yet remember me 
sometimes w th a letter. And I shall ever be 

yo r lo: father 

Humphrey Hooke. 
Bristoll 6 th March 1645. / 

11. (5) 1646 Phillip Hinckson did constitute Arthur 
Gill his Atturney to take possession of a certaine house & 
lands fallen to him by inheritance lying in Coskrum in the 
parish of Houlberton in the County of Devon, late in the 
tenure & occupation of George Wadye Deceased ; granting 
power to sell lett or lease the said house & lands for lives or 
for yeares as to him shall seeme best, & to require the arrier 
of the rent & of the same to give acquittance, but w^out 
power of substitution. Dat 11 (5) 1646 . 

20 (5) 1646 A Copie of a Receipt as followeth. 

Rec aboard the shipp Hoope of Rotterdam from the hands 
of Thomas ffowle of Boston Merch 1 thirty-three skins of 
Beaver to be Delivered to M r ffrancis Archer uppon the Ac- 
count of the said Thomas ffowle witnes my hand the eight 
of August 1645. 

subscr: pieter Jansle Maer 
[Page 17.] 

20 (5) Before me W m Aspinwall Not &c. appeared 
Nicholas Batson mariner of late belonging unto Capt Crom- 
well, w ch Appearer required mee the said Notary w th him to 



24 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

goe unto the house of Christopher Lawson in Boston Cooper, 
w ch accordingly I did betwixt eight & nine of the clocke at 
Night & inquireing for him, his wife answered he was not 
w th in, neither could she tell what time he would come. 
Then I the said Notary tould her that at the request & in 
the name of Nicholas Batson I did ptest against her husband 
Christopher Lawson for deteineing the possession of a cer- 
taine vessell sould by her husband to the said Nicholas, as 
he affirmeth he was able to prove, & for w ch he hath alreadie 
payd part : that if he carry or suffer the said vessel to be 
carryed away or any longer deteined from him, that the said 
Christopher shalbe responsall therefore, & for all damadges 
w ch he the said Nicholas hath or may susteine by reason 
thereof. This protest thus made was published & reade at 
the house of the said Christopher Lawson this xxii th of July, 
his wife being present. / 

21. (5) Before me W m Aspinwal Notar: &c: appeared 
Giles Lawrence M r of the ship Mary of London & Richard 
Russell of Charlstowne merch* Agent for Benjamin Whet- 
comb & Georg Giffard of London Merchants w 01 a Copie of 
an Indent 6 beareing date the 20 th day of ffebr: An* Dm 1645. 
wherein Robert Houghton of S e - Olaves in Southwark 
merch* doth Covenent w th Georg Gifford & Benjam. whet- 
comb afores d that Robert Sedgwick of Charlstowne theire 
ffactors Agent or Assignes or some or one of them shall 
deliv r a bord the s d shipp Mary unto the s d merchts or theire 
ffactors 15C Kintalls of merch tble ffish w th in 20 days next 
after the first arrivall of the s d shipp in the Massachusetts 
Bay as by the s d Inden 6 more at large doth appeare. As 
also instructions from the s d Geo. Giffard & Benj Whetcomb 
under their hands beareing date the 30 th of March 164 $ 
requireing to protest uppon the non pformance of Covenant 
accordin to the s* Covents. Wherefore at the request of the 
said Giles Lawrence & Richard Russell I the s d Notar did 
protest against Major Robt Sedgwick Robt Houghton or 
whom soever else it may concerne that they & every of them 
shalbe lyable to make Reparations of all damages w ch the s d 
Merch ts have or shall susteine through uon pformance of 
Covenant in due season. And the same protest did pnounce 
as above to the s d Major Robt Sedgwick the day & yeare 
first above written. / 

22 (5) An Attest unto a Copie of Lewis Morris procu- 
ration unto John milam in N: E: to Attach &c: & arrest the 
pson of Thomas Cromwell for the satisffaction of 550 11 p d by 
Lewis Morris wherein they were mutually ingaged. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 25 

[Page 18.] 

25 (5) 1646. I John Shawe of Boston in the Massa- 
chusetts Butcher do acknowledg my selfe indebted unto 
Thomas Hunt of wapping Shipp Carpenter in the full & just 
sume of twelve pounds sterling to be payd unto the said 
Thomas Hunt his executors adminstr or assignes at the 
dwelling house of the said Thomas Hunt in Wapping ; unto 
the true pformance whereof (my first & third bills beareing 
the same date not being payd) I do oblige my selfe mine 
execut & administr firmly by these pntes. witnes my hand 
& seale this xxv th of the v th month called July Anno 
Dmi 1646. And of the same teno r he firmed two other bills 
one being payd the other to be voyd. 

3. (6) 1646. ffurther I- the said Notary do certifye that 
the w" 1 in named John Milom according to the power above 
given hath compounded & agreed w th Capt Thomas Crom- 
well & received satisfaction & thereuppon hath given a 
generall Release unto the said Capt Cromwel. In witnes of 
the truth whereof I have hereunto put my hand this 3 d day 
of August is.A6.. This was adjoyned unto the Copie of the 
tre of Atturney mencioned in the former page. 

4. (6) 1646 Henry Bridgham of Boston N: E: Tanner 
did constitute Thomas Chapleine & Jasper Shephard of S* 
Edmunds Bury in Suffolk linen drapers to aske levie 
recover & receive of Robert Bridgham of ff el tarn in Suffolke 
the sume of xx u sterl. & to acquit ; also to pursue impleade 
arrest &c : & substitute w lh like or limited power, ratifying 
what by them shall be done. 

4. (6) 1646. Henry Bridgham of Boston in N:E: tan- 
ner did Constitute Tho: Chapleine & Jasper Shephard of 
S' Edm Bury in Suff linen Drapers to call in question & by 
all wayes & means in lawe pvided to disprove disanull & 
overthrowe the pretended will of Henry Bridgham his 
ffather late of ffeltam in Suff: deceased, & to call to Account 
his brother Robert Bridgham who by virtue of that pretend 
will hath entred uppon & possessed the lands & other estate 
of his said ffather : w tb power to pursue implead &c : & 
power of substitution, ut ante : 

[Page 19.] 

5 (6) 1646. Silvester Ladimore Assigned (ffor value- 
able consideration received) a Bill of vii 11 x 8 - (due from M r 
John Beanes M r of the ship Recovery unto Silvester Ladi- 
more aforesaid) 1 Unto Thomas Hawkins of Boston in the 



26 ASPIKWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Massachusetts Baker in the presence of me the Publick 
Notary : the same was assigned by Tho: Hawkins to Thomas 
Turner 12 (6) & by Thomas Turner to Thomas Savage 20 
(6) Ifi-iA. 

5. (6) Silvester Ladimore did constitute Thomas Haw- 
kins of Boston in the Massachusetts Baker his lawfull At- 
turney granting him power to aske leavie recover & reteine 
a certaine bill of vii" x 8 of John Beanes M r of the Shipp Re- 
covery of London & of the Receipt to give acquittance also 
to appeare before all Lords Judges & Justices there to re- 
quire law ayde favo* & Justice to doe say & c : w tu power of 
substion cf Atturney w th like or limited power. / 

7. (6) Sampson Lane did constitute Richard Cutt his At- 
turney, to buy sell bargaine & Act in all things whatsoever, 
also to answer pleade sue arest seize sequester attach im- 
prison & condemne & out of prison to deliver to receive, 
pay, acquit & release act & conclud in any matter or thing 
concerning the P r mises as effectually as the said Lane could 
doe if present. 

7. (6) Sampson Lane Psonally appeare before me the s d 
Notary requireing me in his name to protest against M r Na- 
thaniel Duncan, James Everill, Nicholas Willis, Samuel Bid- 
field & William Ludkin for openening the doore of his 
cellar, takeing away divers pipes of wine w" h were marked 
& sould, & removeing or takeing away a gould ring & cer- 
taine money w ch were there layd. Accordingly therefore I 
doe protest against yo u all & every of yo u before named, that 
whatsoever damage & losse the said Sampson Lane hath 
susteined by any one or all of yo* either by the opening of 
his Cellar, takeing of his wines w th out Apprizment or Ac- 
count (& that also of such as were marked & sould, or by 
takeing away or removeing the ring & money, uppon due 
proofe & Loyall Tryall yo u shalbe justly lyable to make 
Reparation thereof. This Protest thus made, was by mee 
the said Notary thus published & read unto the parties 
aforesaid; unto w ch M r Nathaniel Duncan made his answer, 
that he tooke no wines but what was according to the order 
of the Generall Court the Supreme Court of this 

[Page 20.] 

Colonie, being for Impost & forfeiture against order, he be- 
ing an Officer appointed for the doeing of it, Nor did he any 
Act contrary to the Order. All the rest gave this answer 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 27 

that what they did in assistance of M r Duncan, it was by 
vertue of an Order of the Generall Court, & for the Ring & 
money w ch they found layd on the floore & in the way where 
they should rowle out the wine (after they had acquainted 
some of the Magistrates therew th ) they wil one of the con- 
stables to Keepe it in safety & returne the same unto the 
true Owner ; & the said Constable viz* James Everill saith, 
he tendred the said ring & silver unto the said Sampson 
Lane & he refused the same. And this is briefly the Answers 
w ch were given to the aforesaid Protest.1 / 

10. (6) 1 -^ 46 Be it knowne unto all men by these pres- 
ents : that we Joseph Jackson & Hugh Browne of the Citty 
of Bristoll Merch** have, & either of us hath made assigned 
ordained authorised appointed & Deputed, & by these pntes 
do & either of us doth make assigne ordaine authorise ap- 
point & Depute & in o r place & steed doe put & constitute 
o r Trustie & welbeloved freind William Stratton of the 
said Citty mariner o r true & Lawful Atturney for us & in o r 
names & steeds & to or use to aske leavie demand recover & 
receive of any pson or psons whatsoever inhabiting reside- 
ing or abideing in New England or any place thereof or 
thereunto belonging, All such summe or summes of Money 
Debts duties goods wares Merchandises & Demands whatso- 
ever w h are or shalbe due unto us or either of us, or 
deteined from us or either of us or w ch doe any way belong 
unto us or either of us or to Phillip Jackson now resident in 
Bilboa by any of the pson or psons before mencioned either by 
Bill bond booke or account or by any other wayes or meanes 
howsoever or for any matter or cause whatsoever. And also 
to demand, require receive & take up into his custody & 
possession, All bonds bills & other specialties whatsoever 
belonging unto us or either of us or to the said Phillip Jack- 
son & left in New England aforesaid by Joseph Dorney 
Humphrey Southcott & Henry Abley Merch* 8 or either of 
them for our use, & to recover & receive all such debts sume 
& sumes of money & demands whatsoever w ch 

[Page 21] are or shalbe due or oweing unto us or either 
of us or to the said Phillip Jackson uppon or by any of 
the said Bonds bills or specialties. Giveing & by these 
presents granting unto o r said Atturney o r full power good 
right & lawful Authority for us & in o r names & steeds to 
sue arrest impleade condemne & imprison the said pson & 
psons or any of them And them or any of them out of prison 
againe to deliver or cause to be delivered. And also to 
compound w th them or any of them concerninge the prem- 
isses, & after the receipt thereof or composition made acquit- 



28 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

tances or other lawfull discharges for the same for us & in 
o r names & steeds to make scale & deliver as o r Acts & 
deeds. Atturney also one or more under him to make & 
substitute & at his pleasure the same to Revoke. And gen- 
erally to doe execute performe fulfill & finish all & every 
other thing & things whatsoever w ch shalbe needful or neces- 
sary to be done in or about the said premises in as large 
ample & beneficiall manner & form as we o r selvs or either of 
us may or might doe if we were there psonally present Rati- 
fying confirming & allowing all & whatsoever o r said Attur- 
iiey shall doe or cause to be done in the premisses to be as 
good & effectual in lawe as if we had done the same in o r 
owne psons. In witnes whereof we the said Joseph Jackson 
& Hugh Browne have hereunto sett o r hands & scales the 
therd day of March Anno Regis Caroli nunc Angle &c: 
vicefimo Primo 



Annoque Dni: l-i. 
Subscr : 

Sealed & Delivered & the Joseph Jackson 

name (Humphrey Southcot) & a scale 

was interlined before then seal 

ing thereof : in the presence of Hugh Browne & 

Thomas Browne a scale 

John Hughes 
& John Hartwell 

10. (6) 1&4-6. By vertue of this tre of Atturney the 
w tb in named w m Stratton constituted Ri : Russell of Charls- 
towne his Atturney or Substitute w th the like power. 

[Page 22] 

11 (6) 1646 I W m Aspinwali Notary uppon the Affi- 
davit of James Gary & Henry Way that were appointed to 
cull the ffish & see it weighed abord the Mary of London, 
that there was no more ffish weighed & delivered uppon the 
Account of Benjamin Whetcomb & George Gifford merch* 8 
save xiijC & seventy seven Kintalls of fish: Did protest 
against Major Robert Sedgwick & Robert Houghton or who- 
soever also was therein concerned for all Damadges w ch the 
said merch 18 have or shall susteine for not Delivering the 
quantity of xvC Kintalls according to Covenant, and in 
the protest was interlined (no) & (Sedgwick). 



14 (6) iA Jeremy Norcrosse of Watertowne assigned 
over unto Raph woory of Chalstowne a Bill of eight 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 29 

pounds fyve shillings to be payd in Merch tble Beaver at 
piice Current or in a good bill of Exchang for England 
uppon the 1' of 7 ber next ensueing or before in case any 
shipp goe for England. Dat. 31. Jan. 1645. Assigned: 
14 (6) IMA. 

18 (6) 1646. Edward Tyng granted unto Thomas Lake 
a tre of Atturney to aske leavie recover & receive of Samuel 
Martin eight poundes fourteene shillings due for sixe cases 
of strong water at 29 s a piece to be pd in money or Bever & 
of the receipt to give acquittance in due forme, also to sue 
&c : w th power to substitute one Atturney or more w th like 
or limited power, witnes his hand. 



18. (6) 1&&. A certificat of the Measure of 5 pieces 
of ffrench linnen marked 60* 60. 61. 62. 63. Received fro 
Joshua Woolnow of London by Robert Scot of Boston w ch 
coteined 353 English Ells. 



18 (6) IMS. Mary Hawkins the wife of Capt Thomas 
Hawkins did Constitute Thomas Lake of Boston her lawfull 
Atturney to Recover a bond of 50" due from Thomas 
Skinner unto Edward Paine of wapping Mariner w ch bond 
wth others was by her recovered in due course of lawe at a 
Court held at Boston 2 (7) 1645. w th power to make 
acquittance & to prosecute &c : & to substitute one Atturney 
or more w th like or limited power./ 

[Page 23] 

12. (7) 1646 An Attest unto a Copie of a bond 
wherein Majo r Rob: Sedgwick bindes himselfe in seven 
hundred pounds unto M r Tho: ffowle uppon condition to 
pay him sixe hundred Kintalls of Merch tble dry Cod fish the 
23 (4) of w ch M r ffowle acknowledged the receipt of 350 
Kintalls the 6 Augut 1646. 

19. (7) 1646 Hugh Burt of Linue granted a tre of 
Atturney unto James Everill of Boston Shoomaker to Ask 
& receive of Susan Burt the widdow Relict of Thomas Burt 
of Darkin in the County of Surrey Deceased & sole executrix 
of his last Will & testament the sume of twenty pounds 
the Annuities of the two yeares last past granted him by 
the last will & testament of the said Thomas Burt deceased 
& of the receipt to give acquittance in due forme Also to 
sue impleade &c : w^ power to substitute others w th like or 



30 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

limited power, & promis to Ratify the same. Sealed in the 
presence of the Notary: 

99. (7) 1646 A tre of Atturney from Dav: Selleck to 
Edmund Leach of Newhaven merch* to aske leavie recover 
& receive of Nathaniell Duncan Junior of Boston Merch* 
the sume of lxij u x 8 " due to him for part of his Catch called 
the Adventure sould by the said Nathaniell in Virginia & of 
the receipt to give acquittance & to doe say pursue implead 
arrest &c: & power to substitute one Atturney or more w th 
like or limited power : 

3. (8) 1646. Thomas Coleman granted power by tre of 
Atturney unto Capt Robert Harding of Boston to aske &c : 
all writeinges touching his house in Esstuni in the County 
of Worcester w ch are in the hands of John Albright or any 
other, & the said house to lett or sell & make scale & 
Deliver deeds or writeings of the same, & to receive the 
rent for the time past due ; Also to receive the Remainder of 
a Legacie in the hands of John Norton of Cotherstock Esq r 
granted by the will of John Coleman of Cotherstock in the 
County of Northampton Carpenter deceased & to give 
acquittance in due forme, & to appeare in any Court 
or Courts there to require law ayde favo r & Justice to 
doe &c : all such pson or psons upon the premises shall 
any way concerne, w th power to substitute one Att: or 
more &c: 

10. (8) 1646 A Copie of M* Berckleyes acquittance. 

Know all men whom it may concerne that I William 
Barkley of Summer Islands do firmly by these pntes cleare 
& acquitt Capt Thomas Cromwell of London & his Assignes 
from all debts & demands either from the ship Anne due to 
mee the said William Barkely. or any other account what- 
soever from the beginning of the world to the date hereof, 
to w ch acquittance I the aforesaid W m doe binde my selfe & 
my assignes 

[Page 24] firmly by this presents subscribed & sealed this 
fifth day of October in the yeare of o r Lord Anno. i4-.. 
Subscribed and delivered subscr: William Barkeley 

& a seale. 
in the presence of. 

Robt. Harding. John Winthrop. 

Adam Winthrop. William Vassall. 

30 (7) 1646 David Selleck of Boston soapeboyler 
acknowledge to have received for the Account of M r Henry 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 31 

Ashurst woolen Drap. at the signe of the 3 kings in Watling 
Streete in London the sum of ffifty pounds sterling & doth 
hereby bind himselfe his execut. & administrators unto the 
said M r Henry Ashurst in double summe uppon this Con- 
dition that if the s 4 David pay or cause to be pd unto the 
said Henry Ashurst his execut. administr. or assignes or any 
of them the aforesaid sume of ffifty pounds sterl w th in ten 
dayes after his arrivall at London or uppon the last of July 
next ensueing the date hereof w ch soever shall first happen 
at the signe of the 3 kings in watling street in london afore- 
said, that then this present Obligacon shalbe utterly voyd 
or other wise to remaine in full force & strength In witnes 
whereof the said Appearer hath put to his hand & scale. 
Thus don & passed in the towne of Boston & in the presence 
of the s d Notary. 



10. (8) 1. A tre of Atturney from Henry Barthol w 
Executor of Richard Bartholmew unto Thomas Bell of Rox- 
bury to receive for the use of Joseph Weld of Roxbury 
25 8 11 . & to give acquittance or sue for the same. 



13. 8 1 A tre Atturney from John Manning of 
Boston Merch 1 unto Isaac Allerton of Newhaven Merch* to 
aske lea vie recover & receive of Thomas Bushrode in Vir- 
ginia merch* his exer. adminst: goods effects actions creditts 
where ever they may be found the valew of 16804 pounds 
tobacco due to him vppon Accounts, & certaine other 
moneys pd for him uppo his Bills of Exchange & to com- 
pound agree &c : & to substitute other under hi m w th like or 
limited power : &c : 

[Page 25.] 

16. (8) 1646 : Capt 6 Robert Harding doth Covenant 
w tu John Milom that the Shipp Supplie shall goe no neerer 
London than Margaret Rode, & if she doe then doth he 
release John Milom from his securitie added to the sale of 
the eight part of the said shipp witnes his hand, the 16. 

(8) 16JJ.. 

Robart Hardinge 

20. (8) 1646. A tre of Atturney from Christopher 
Lawson unto Barnabas ffawer to recover & receive certaine 
Legacies due unto his wife by the last wills & testaments of 
Henry James & Thomas James of ffilton in Glostershire 
.... as by the said wills may appeare & of the receipt to 
give acquittance in due forme, also to compound & agree & 



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- 



10 



to appeare before all Lords &c ; w th power of Substitution 
w th like or limited power : 

20. (8) 1646. An Attest of certaine Copies as follow- 
eth : Capt wells is Debtor as folleth 1645. 

3 q r C is 8 11 i of ould thin is C hag ) u 

Chag att 37 8 4 d p C- j 

w m Crofts. 

Rec the 16 th of Aprill 1646 2 

of M r Richard Bartholmew the some 
of thirty shillings & sixe pence by the 
appointment of M r Joseph Wells & 
is for the use of my M r w m Crofts 

p me Joseph Stupley 

Received the 19 Aprill 1646 of M r Richard" 
Bartholmew by the appointment of M r 
Joseph weld in full payment fyve pounds 
ten shillings for the use of Ste: Beale & my 
M r Na: Lacey 

p John Howell 

Rec d the 18 th of Aprill 1646 of M r Richard 
Bartholmew by the appointment of M r 
Joseph Wells in full payment of all 
reckonings the sume of twenty foure 
pounds foure shillings & sixe pence for 
M r John Humfrey. 

p me Samuel Crosse 
[Page 26.] 

I Daniel Gookin do acknowledge myself indebted to 
Capt Joseph weld the sume of sixe pounds seventeene 
shillings & sixe pence, whereof fyve pound is to be payd in 
England to M r Thomas Bell this returne & the other one 
pound eighteene & 6 d in Country pay here at demand : both 
theise somes are leadry: \jsic.~] included in a bill obligatory 
of twenty fyve pounds : witnes my hand this 7 th of October. 

1&46 



24= 04 = 06 



p me Daniell Gookin. 
Bought & Rec of Richard Bartholomew 



1646 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



33 



-20 ^ 

1 -3 1 vof bever barke (this was yo r owne Bever 
1 _3 8 S 



5 2 1 617 lb 
L u for Cords 14 



615i nett weight at 8" 2 d p u _251 06 07 
It m 1.2.22 d 190 (this was M r Bartholmewes 
bever) for Cords & bags ) T |~g nett at 8" 
Bever agreed to be h d for } p h is 077 03 06 



whereof had to his owne Hand 
Then he had by appointment 



Rest due to pay 
Rich Coysh I tm ten shillings 
in the whole 



328 10 01 

050 00 00 
050 12 00 

100 12 00 
227 18- 1 

000 10 00 

228 8- 1 



40" 



Received Aprill 19. l &* of M r Richard 
Bartholmew the sume of fourty pounds by 
the appointment & in part of the Debt of 
M? Joseph weld of Roxbury in New England 
for the use of my M r Thomas Player 

I say rec 

p me Tho: Eastland 

Received the 15. of Aprill 1646 of Richard 
Bartholmew the sume of ten pounds by 
the appointment & for the use of M r Joseph 
Weld of Roxbury in New England. I say 
Received 

A nn Carter. 

[Page 27.] 

Be it knowne unto all men by these presents, that I 
Edward ward of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk hosier, 
have remised, released, & altogether for mee, my exer^, & 
administ 1 ?, quite, claimed, & discharged unto Joseph weld of 
Roxbury in New England merch* All & all manner of 
actions, suites, debts, dutys, summe & sumes of money, bills, 
bonds, obligatons, accounts, reckonings, trespasses claimes, 
& demands whatsoever w ch against the said Joseph Weld I 
doe had, might have had, now have or at any time hereafter 



34 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

shall, or may have, for, or by reason col or or meanes of any 
act, matter, cause, or thing whatsoever from the beginning 
of the world, untill the day of the date hereof witnes my 
hand & scale Dated the 29 th day of march Ano din 1645. 
And in the one & twentieth yeare of the Reigne of o r Sover- 
eigne Lord King Charles &c : 

Edward Ward & a scale. 
Sealed & delivered in 
the presence of Richard Bartholmew 
& Jn Byrd serv* to Chr: Townsend S c r: 

21. (8) lfi. Richard Williams of Taunton in N. E: 
Tanner sonne of w m Williams late of wootton under edge 
ffuller deceased hath made ordained &c : his brother 
Samuell Williams of Essington in Glocester shire ffuller his 
true & lawfull Atturney granting his s d Atturney full 
power &c : to alien & sell all his right title claime & interest 
in & unto a Tucke mill & certaine lands thereto belonging 
scituate & being in the Tything of Sinwell adjoyning to 
wootton in Glocester shire aforesaid & deeds or evidences 
of the same to write scale & deliver in his name according 
to lawe & the custome of the place. Promising to hould for 
firme &c : 

21. (8) -LSUUL An Attest unto a Bill of Nathaniell Ax- 
tells of 4 U 10 9 to Giles Elbridg to be p d unto willm Eliot M r 
of the white Angell. & w m Eliots receipt of the same. Also 
a note of the Surgeons Charges & receipt of fourty shillings 
by the surgeon in full payment. Also a bill of 3'! 9 s payd 
amongst the Companie in the ship. 

21. (8) -L_i6. An Attest to two Copies of affidavits the 
one Will m Walderne the other darbie ffield. see the booke 
of Affidavits, p. 28. 

22 (8) l 6 -^ A tre of Atturney from Samuel Adams of 
Braintre in N: E: yeoman & Mary his wife the daughter of 
Manuel Eglessfield late of London Haberdasher unto John 
Doe salter at the Tonne in woodstreete in London to aske 
leavie &c : of the Executo rs of Mannuell Eglessfield & the 
execute" of his mother Deceased certaine Legacies granted 
by the last will of the s d Manuel & his mother unto marie 
the daught r of the said manuel & wife of the said Samuel 
Adams,. & of the receipt &c : also to compound & agree & to 
appeare before all Lords &c : but w th out power of substitu- 
tion./ 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



[Page 28.] 

23. (8) 1646 Novemb' the 4 th IA 

Rec the day & yeare above written of Dan- 
iell Cole of Plimouth to the valew of Eight- 
teene pounds three shillings & ten pence 
sterling in the severall accounts vizt = 
one steere six pounds seventeene sixe pence 
p the acco te of Major Sedgwick thirty 
shillings & foure pence p the acco* of M r 
Waker twenty fyve shillings p a Cow foure 
pound & ten shillings p the acco* of Corne 
for barley & pease foure pounds one shilling 
all the severall accounts amounting to the 
first summe above written being for the use 
of M r Pollington of London, 
I say Rec - 

Attested under Thomas Hawkins. 

my hand. 23(8)46. 



li 

18 : 



d 
10 



24. (8) iSAS. A tre Attorney from William Colton 
unto Robert Codman of Connecticot to aske leavie &c of 
John Edwards of Connecticot twenty two bushells of Indian 
Corne due unto Sibill his wife late wife of Thomas Wyat. & 
to appeare before the Governo 6 & Assistants there to require 
law ayd & c : w^out power of substitution. 

23 (8) JL6-A6. A tre Att e : from Th: May hew & Jane his 
wife (formerly the wife of Thomas Paine of London Merch*) 
unto Capt Robert Harding of Boston to enter uppon & make 
lease of lease of [sic] any the lands & tenements of Thomas 
Paine the sonne of the said Jane & Tho: Paine deceased w ch 
lands are scituat in Whittlebury in Northamptonshire so that 
the said lease exceede not two years & so as no such lease be 
made in Reversion. Also to place or displace any of the 
tenants that now be or hereafter shalbe and to receive All 
Arriearageges Rents Issues pfitts that either are or shalbe 
due unto the said Tho: paine the younger or them his Guar- 
dians for his use. & of the Receipt to give acquittance in 
due forme & to appeare before all Lords &c: to sue im- 
pleade &c : w th out power of substitution : &c Revoking all 
former letters of Atturney. Signed by them both & sealed. 

[Page 29.] 

27. (6) 1646. I W m Hudson of Boston Junior doe hereby 
bind & ingage my selfe mine heires & executors to satisfy 
unto M r Roe or otherwise as the Court shall see good so 



36 ASPKSIWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

much rent as is due from Henry Dawson for his part w cb 
amounts unto seven pound : Witnes my hand this 27 (8) 
1646. 

Subscrib: William Hudson. 

Teste William Aspinwall 
Notarius pub: 

30. (8) 1646. A protest of a bill of seventeene firkins of 
Sope directed to goodman Gibson by David Selleck to be 
payd to M r Edward Tyng. 

2 (9) 1646 Thomas Hawkins appointed Capt Robert 
Harding his Atturney to aske leavie recover & Receive of 
John Beanes M r & part Owner of the good ship called the 
Recovery of London the sume of seven pounds ten shillings 
due by bill to Silvester Ladimore & assigned to the s d Tho: 
Hawkins & of the receipt to give acquittance in due forme 
also to compound & agree & to appeare before all Lords & c i 
w th out power of substitution. 

3 (9) 1646 An attest unto a Copie of a Bill wherin 
John Thompson doth promise Stephen winthrop not to take 
advantage nor ptest against his Bill of Exch: for fifty for 
non paym* according to time limited because he knew & 
was tould by the said Stephen winthrop that the money was 
not due of a long time after & yet he accepted of it. Dat. 
20 (10) 1643. 

Also unto a Lett' Atturney irrevocable to Ben jam. Gillom 
& Edw: Hutchinson to enter & take possession of the Hand 
called Thomsons Island in his name but to theire p. use, & 
after such seisin the same to hould to them & theire heires 
forever. w th power to sue & implead any that shall oppose 
the same. Dat. 22 (10) 1643. 

Also to a bond of an hundred pounds wherein Sam. 
Maverick & John Thomson do bind them selves to Stephen 
Winthrop that Ben Gillom & Edw. Hutchinson Att : of the 
said John Thomson shall recover quiet & peaceable posses- 
sion of Thomsons Hand before December next, or else that 
he will Repay the fifty pound w ch he was to receive of 
Stephen winthrop w th just forbeareance, unto the said 
Stephen. Dat. 25 (10) 1^^. 

Also a bond of fourty pound wherein John Thomson & 
Samuel Maverick do bind themselvs to Stephen Winthrop 
that John Thomson should send or pcure to be sent the 
Originall grant of Thomsons Hand or a Copie thereof to be 
extant in the Court by September next. Dat. 25 (10) 1 6 4 3 , 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 37 

[Page 30.] 

4 (9) 1646. John & Anne ffloyd of Scituate merch* 
granted a tre Atturney to M r Chr : Rogers head of New 
Inne hall in Oxford & M r . John ffreeman of London merch 4 
to take all Legacies w ch are or shalbe due unto his wife by 
the decease of any of her brethren or frends, Also to 
receive a debt of six pounds due from Samuel Greaves & to 
compound &c : & to appeare before al Lords &c. to doe say 
pursue implead pesecute &c : 

4. (9) 1646. A letter of Atturney from Bridget Bland 
of charlestowne widdow relict of W m Bland late of Oxford 
glover unto M r Chr: Rogers head of New Inne hall in 
Oxford & John ffreeman of London Merch* to receive all 
such Legacies as are or shalbe due to her by the decease 
of any of her brethren or frends & to compound &c : & 
to do say pursue implead &c : 

11 (9) 1646. A tre of Atturney from John Sheene late 
of Hampton Poyle unto Thomas Sheene of Wallingford in 
Berkshire yeoman to Receive of Thomas Paine of the same 
Yeoman or his executo all sume or sumes of money due 
unto the said John by a Contract of Mariage, & of the 
Receipt to give acquittance &c : & to compound &c : & to 
appeare before all &c : to doe say pursue implead prosecute 
arrest &c : & to substitute one Att r : or more w th like or 
limited power, signed & sealed. 

14 (9) 1646 Bee it knowne unto all men by these 
pntes that I Abraham Shurt of the Citty of Bristoll Merch 1 
have remised released & for mee my exe r admins* & assignes 
& every of them forever quite claimed unto Giles Elbridge 
of the same Citty rnerch* (execu* of the last will & testa- 
ment of Robert Aldworth late of the same Citty merch* 
deceased) his heires. ex er & adminst & every of them All & 
all manner of accounts suites plaints debts debates quarrells 
accounts reckonings books bills bonds obligacons Judgments 
executions & demands whatsoever w ch I now have or may 
have against him the said Giles Elbridge his heires exrc 8 or 
administrators for any matter thing or cause whatsoever 
from the beginning of the world till the date hereof. 
Witnes my hand & seale the Eleventh day of November 
Anno R Caroli Ang 1 &c : undecimo 1635. 

Abraham Shurt & a t 

Seale. 
Sealed & Dd in the p r sence 

of William Cock 

William Wallweynd 
H Weaver Scr: 



38 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

This is a true Copie of the Originall as it was presented 
to mee by Robert Knight : 

[Page 81.] 

14 (9) 1646 This Indent* made the eleventh day of 
November Anno R Caroli mine Angl &c : undecimo 1635. 
Witnesseth that Abraham Shurt of the Citty of Bristoll 
Merch* hath putt & bound him self a Covenant servant w th 
Giles Elbridge of the Citty aforesaid Merch* to serve dwell 
& abide in New England in America after the manner of a 
Covenant servant for & dureing the terme of fy ve yeares, to 
be accounted from the day that the said Abraham Shurt 
shall happen to arrive at New England aforesaid & fullie to 
be compleate & ended. Dureing all w ch said terme of fyve 
yeares he the said Abraham Shurt doth Covenant by these 
pntes to serve dwell & abide w th the said Giles Elbridge 
in manner & forme aforesaid And that in all things accord- 
ing as a true diligent obedient & faithfull Covenant 
servant ought to doe shall use & behave himself as well in 
words as in deeds And bee ready to depart w th the good 
shipp called the white Angell of Bristoll now bound for New- 
England aforesaid And that hee the said Abraham Shurt 
shall not at any time or times hereafter dureing the said 
terme barter or exchang or buy any goods wares or mer- 
chandises w 01 or for any pson or psons whatsoever but only 
to & for the only use & behoofe of the said Giles Elbridge 
& his heires. In consideracon whereof the said Giles 
Elbridge doth for him his heires exec & administr 8 Covenant 
by these presents to find and pvide unto the said Abraham 
Shurt dureing all the said terme competent & convenient 
meate drinck & lodging according to the custome of New 
England aforesaid And also shall and will well & truly 
content & pay unto the said Abraham Shurt or his Assignes 
for & in respect of his service aforesaid yeerly & every 
yeere for & dureing the said terme of fyve yeares the 
yeerly Annuity of three score pounds of lawful! money of 
England p. ann. And lastly shall & will pay for the pass- 
age & dyet of the said Abraham Shurt to & from New 
England aforesaid. In witnes whereof the parties to these 
pntes Indentures interchangably have put theire hands & 
scales the day & yeare first above 

Abraham Shurt & a scale 
written 

Sealed & dd in p e sence of 
William Cocke 
William Wallweynd 
H Weaver Scr-r 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 39 

This is a true Copie of the Originall as it was psented 
to mee the Publ Notary by Robert Knight. 

[Page 32.] 

14. (9) 1646 These are to certify whomsoev* it may 
concerne, that I Samuel Cooke of Dublin in the Kingdom of 
Ireland mere* : have appointed my welbeloved f rend Edw : 
Allen of Dedham in New England gent to be my good & 
lawfull assignes, to take & receive to my use all my part of 
the freight & goods shipped in the good ship called the Guift 
of Barnstable, to be dd at Boston in New England (If god 
pmit) All w ch said goods I doe hereby Authorize the said 
Edw : Allen to sell & dispose (to my use) at New England 
aforesaid, according to certain tres of Advise to him directed, 
& whatsoever my said Assignes shall do herein, shalbe as 
effectuall to all intents & purposes, as if I my selfe were 
psonally present at the doeing thereof, or did the same, In 
witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & scale the 
tenth day of March Ann Dni 1-S-2A 

Samuel Cooke & a scale. 
John Stile 
witnes hereunto 
Thomas Marven 
John Bennet his marke. 

And in a tre of advise bearing Date March 1639 & written 
& signed w th the same hand as to mee it did clearly appeare, 
it is thus written as followeth. 

I have made bould at this time to send unto yo u the ship 
called the Guift of Barnstable w th a Copie of the Charter 
parte, she being freighted by my selfe & some others whom I 
accepted to Joyne w th mee therein, chiefly of one M r John 
Smith, the marke uppon the goods standing for my name & 
his, wee being partners therein, I for my part consigneing 
myne to your selfe, desireing yo 11 in my behalf e to take care 
thereof. &c : And after direction to lett John Stile & 
Thomas Marvin have some stock according to Covenant, it 
followes : The rest of the stock I desire yo u to dispose 
thereof to my best advantage as yo u see fitt. 

16. (9) !-.-.. James Carr bound himselfe a Covenant 
servant unto John Bayes of Barbados & Anne his wife for 2 
yeares after his arrivall at Barbados : they to find him meate 
drink lodging washing & 3 paire drawers 3 shirts & 3 paire 
of shoes yearly during his terme & at the end thereof 9 U to 
be pd in Cotton woll Indico or sugar at price there current. 



40 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

19. (9) 1646. John Crabtree appointed Joseph Wilson 
of Boston in N: E: his Attf to aske leavie &c. of Thomas 
Gray of Barbados Joyner 20 U due by Bill & 40 U due by 
another bill both beareing the same date & for 2 yeares ser- 
vice. & to acquit & to compound & to sue &c: w th out power 
of substitution. 

2 (10). 1647. This same letter Atturney was againe 
renewed only the pson changed & (in steed of Joseph Wil- 
son) Joliff Ruddock was made Atturney w* 11 the like power. 
w ch procuration was Dat. 2 (10) iS-il 

[Page 33.] 

23 (9) 1646 Whereas about fyve yeares since there 
came to the house of Richard Russell of Charlestowne in 
New England (by the Consignement of M r Samuel Holbroke 
deceased) a quantity of glasse of the goods of John Leding- 
ham Citizen & Silkman of London: & Henry Pate gent had 
then some interest in the same: And sythence that the 
said John Ledingham hath released & made over to the said 
Henry Pate all his right & interest in & to the said quan- 
tity of glasse & the whole Account pceed & pvenue thereof 
Now Know all men by these pntes that the said John Led- 
ingham & Henry Pate have joyntly & severally Authorised 
& by these prtes doe Authorise & in theire place & steed 
put M r Robert Knight of the Citty Bristoll merch* theire 
true & lawfull Atturney irrevocable in their names joyntly 
or either of them severally but to the only pper use & 
behoofe of the said Henry Pate his Execut. & admins. To 
aske receive take leavie & recover from the said Richard 
Russell his execute 18 & Adminstr an Accountt of & cover- 
ing the said quantitie of glasse and of the produce & 
pvenue thereof, together w th the same pvenue & pcedue 
And also all debts duties sumes of money goods mer- 
chandises & demands whatsoever to the said John Led- 
ingham & Henry Pate or either of them due oweing & 
belonging, or from them or either of them detained by the 
said Richard Russell or any other person or psons whatso- 
ever resident in New England aforesaid : Giveing & hereby 
granting to the said Robt Knight their Atturney theire & 
either of theire full power good right & lawfull Authority in 
& concerning the p r misses, to Take comence & psecute w th 
effect in their & either of their names & steeds all such all 
such accons suites of lawe & other courses whatsoever for & 
concerning the p r misses or any part thereof As to him shall 
seeme good. And also to make composition, compound & 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 41 

conclude for- & concerning the p r misses & every or any part 
thereof as he shall see fitt. Acquittances & other discharges 
for & in the names & steeds of the said John Ledingham & 
Henry Pate or either of them to make scale & deliver At- 
torneys or Substitutes one or more under him to depute & 
sett & the same to revoke at his will & pleasure And 
further to doe & execute generally all & every other Acts & 
things whatsoever touching & concerning the premisses as to 
him shall seeme good & that as fully & effectually in every 
respect as the said John Ledingham & Henry Pate or either 
of them may or might doe if psonally p e sent Ratifying & 
allowing all whatsoever their said Attorney shall doe or 
cause to be done in & about the premisses by these pntes. 
In witnes whereof the said John Ledingham & Henry Pate 
have hereunto put theire hands & scales this 27 th of June. 
Ano Dni 1645. Annoque Regis Carol Aug &c vicesimo 
primo 

C John Ledingham & seale 

011 [)<("* ^ ^ 

Henry Pate & seale 

Sealed & dd in psence of Fra Yeaman No ry publ: 
p me William Stratton. 

Matthew Wolfe 

This was the originall p r sented to me the Notary as above 
is written, by Robert Knight above said. 

[Page 34.] 

24 (9) I--.i Know all men by these pntes that I Eliza- 
beth Poole of the Citty of westm r widow the Relict & 
Executrix of the last will & testament of Henry Poole late 
Cittizen & Girdler of London deceased have assigned ordained 
made deputed Authorized & in my place & steed by these 
ptntes doe put & constitute Edward Collins of Cambridge 
in New England merch 4 , Edward Okes of Cambridge afore- 
said merch* & Will m Emerson Citizen & ffounder of London 
(now on a voyage to New England) my true and lawful 
Atturneys joyntly or any two of them severally for mee & 
in my name & for my use to demand require & take a just 
& true Account & invoyce of & from Nehemiah Bourne of 
Boston in New England aforesaid Shipwright, Robert Cooke 
of Charlestowne in New England aforesaid Apothecary Will- 
iam Da vies of Boston aforesaid Apothecary & Thomas Deigh- 
ton of Boston aforesaid Merch* & every or any of them theire 
& every or any of theire execut & administr of & for all 
such goods wares merchandize & other estate whatsoever be- 
longing to me the said Elizabeth & w ch they or any of them 



42 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

shall consigne or send unto mee. And also if need require 
to sue & compell the said Nehemiah Bourne Robert Cooke 
William Davis & Thomas Deighton their execut & admins t 
& every or any of them according to the lawes & customes 
in New England aforesaid to lade ship consigne & send over 
to mee the said Elizabeth all or any of the goods wares mer- 
chandize & other estate whatsoever of me the said Elisabeth in 
theire or any of theire custodie & possession, as my said At- 
turnes or any two of them shall thinke meete & convenient 
And also for mee & in my name to survey p r use & see that 
all & every the goods wares merchandise or other estate 
whatsoever w cb shalbe consigned or sent unto me from the 
psons aforesaid or any of them be good & merchantable 
wares & commodities And for mee & in my name to make 
& give to the said Nehemiah Bourne Robert Cooke William 
Davis & Thomas Deighton theire agents execut & adminis- 
trate 68 sufficient & lawfull acquittance & acquittances dis- 
charge & discharges for such goods wares & merchandize 
only w ch they or any of them shall so consigne or send unto 
mee. Giveing & hereby granting full power to my said At- 
turneyes joyntly or any two of them severally my full 
power & lawfull Authority touching the premisses And I 
doe & will at all times hereafter ratine allow & confirme all 
& whatsoever my said Atturneyes joyntly or any two of them 
severally shall lawfully doe or cause to be done needfull in 
or about the premises or any part thereof by these presents. 

In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Poole have here- 
unto sett my hand & scale upon the 2 day of June Ano Dni 
1645 & in the one & twenty th yeare of the Reigne of King 
Charles of England. &c. 

Elizabeth Poole & a scale 
Sealed & delivered in the presence 
of us. Nicholas Clagett 
Henry Eden 
Urian Okes 
ffrancis Nelmes scr. 

This above written is a true Copie of the Originall as it 
was presented to mee the pubb Not. by the said Edward 
Collins./ 

[Page 35.] 

24. (9) 1646. An Attest unto a writeinge beareing Date 
20 (9) 1646. whereby Mary Chickering of Dedham did re- 
signe & deliver up her whole right & interest in a parcell of 
land belonging to the Mano r of Ben e car Hall in the County 
of Suffolke, unto John Chickering her Cosin the sonne of 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 43 

Henry Chickering of Dedham in New England, witness 
Eleazar Lusher. 

26. (9) 1AA4 Cozen Seth 

my love remembered unto yo u & yo r wife & 
children & all the rest of o r friends w th yo u hopeing of yo r wel- 
fare as wee are at present blessed be the Lord for it. This to 
let yo u understand that yo r frends have sent yo u a Butt of 
leather. Yo r Cozen Crane & ffather Lake & Aunt Hoton & 
my selfe. yo r frends are all well yo r brothers are well & sister 
Elis. I received yo r tre wherein yo n mention yo r Cowes & 
the valew of them what they are worth when yo u wrote that 
tre w ch was about 12 U as I remember. If yo u can returne to 
Thomas Welch or goodman ffowler 10 11 w th that lether I 
sent yo u the last yeare, I will pay the rest to Henry ffield 
whose money it was that bought them. Hee is lately mar- 
ryed to a neere kinswoman of my wives. I meane if yo u can 
make up that 10 U I pray you let me heare from yo u what 
yo u have or can conveniently doe & I will make up the rest, 
for he calls on mee for the money. This w ih my love unto 
yo u and W m Phillips & his wife. I rest yo r loving Cousen 
Daniell ffield. 
Tring May the 10 th . 1642. In the Margent it follows. 

I writ a former tre how you should find the leather by the 
marke w ch was this SS: 

Sup scribed To my very loving Cousin Seth Sweetser of 
Charlestowne in New England these dd w th trust : 

This is a true Copie of the Originall tre as it was pre- 
sented to mee by Seth Sweetser. 

26. (9) .1 $ 4 6 An Attestation unto an Acquittance from 
Hopestill ffoster Thomas Stow Nathaniel Stow & Samuel 
Stowe unto Elisabeth Ayerst of Maidstone widdow for 60 U 
by them Received by a deed dated 8? May : 1646. As also 
to a Release from the said psons unto John Marshall of 
Speildherst in the County of Kent Clarke & Sibill his wife 
late the wife of John Bigg late of maidstone gent & to John 
Ayerst eonne & heire of W m Ayerst late of maidstone de- 
ceased 

[Page 36] Salter for & concerning certaine Messuages &c: 
given by the said John Bigg : & this was by deed dated 8. 
May 1*JL. 

28 (9) 1AA Be it knowne unto all men by these pres- 
ents that we Richard Glover of London Merch* & Rebecca 
Glover wife to the said Rich: Glover & Executrix of the 
last will & testam* of Matthew Cradock of London Merch* 
deceased have constituted & in o r place sett & ordeined 



44 ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

o r trusty & loveing f rend Nicholas Davison Merch*. o r true & 
lawfull Atturney, revoking all former Orders & tres of At- 
turney whatsoever & to whom soever, hereby giveing & 
granting unto the aforesaid Nicholas Davison o r full & abso- 
lute power to aske require lea vie recove 1 & receive in o r 
name for us and for o r use all & singular sume & sumes of 
money merchandise debts goods & Chatties whatsoever of 
Richard Stileman William Tyng of New England merch**, & 
William Collins or any other Agents ff actors what soever, 
& all & singular persons howsoever imployed formerly by 
the aforesaid Matthew Craddock deceased, & by us or by 
o r appointment since, being any wayes indebted to the state 
of the foresaid Matthew Craddocke in New England or else 
where by any act or account Indebted to the New England 
Account of the abovenamed Matthew Craddocke deceased. 
As also to require leavie and recover of the Treasurer (or 
State) of New England all such- summes of moneys as the 
afore said Matthew Craddock deceased hath at severall times 
disbursed for them as p Account formerly sent over ap- 
peares : Giveing & granting to o r said Atturney o r full & 
whole power & Authorite in the premises to plaint arrest sue 
declare Implead imprison cause to be condemned & release 
the said Debitors, recover & receive & thereuppon finally 
accord & acquitt, tres of acquittance & all other discharges 
for us & in o r name to compound scale & Deliver : Atturney 
or Atturneyes one or more under him to ordeine & sett & at 
his pleasure againe to revoke : & moreover to doe execute 
pf orme conclude & finish for us & in o r place as is mentioned 
afore, all & singular things that shalbe expedient lawfull & 
necessary concerneinge the premisses, as thorowly wholely 
. & surely as we o'selves should doe, if wee were there in 
o r owne psons present. And all that ever o r said Atturney 
shall happen lawfully to doe or cause to be done in & for the 
premisses we promise to allow ratify pforme & establish : & 
thereunto we bind o r selves heires execut & Administrat 
firmly by these presents. In witness of 

[Page 37] the truth wee have hereunto sett o r hands & 
scales. Dated in London the twelfth day of ffebruary in the 
yeare of o r Lord God one thousand six hundred fourty & 
fyve. ano i&A& 

Signed sealed & de- subsc: Richard Glover & a scale, 

livered in the p e sence Rebecca Glover & a seale 

of us 

Sam: Downes 
Ellis Smyth 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 45 

This is a true Copie of the Originall as it was p r sented to 
me the pubb Notary the 28 (9) ia. 

Civitas To all Christian people to whom these p e sents 

Bristoll & shall come to be scene or reade We the Major 
a scale & Aldermen of the Citty of Bristoll in the 

Kingdome of England send greeting in o r Lord 
God everlasting. Know yee that on the day of the date 
hereof Joseph Perry of the Citty aforesaid Mercer aged 
twenty two yeares or therabouts came and psonally appeared 
before us the said Major & Aldermen in the Comon place of 
Audience called the Tolzey of Bristoll & did depose & affirme 
uppon his corporall oath voluntarily taken uppon the holy 
Evangelists of God, that he this Deponent on or about the 
nienth day of Aprill Anno Dni 1639 was p r sent & did see 
one John Oliver then of this Citty Linnen Draper but 
sithence deceased in New England (as is informed) seale & 
Deliver as his act & deed in due forme of lawe one penall or 
obligatory Bill Beareing date the said nienth day of Aprill 
1639 by w ch the said John Oliver standeth Bound in the 
summe of sixty pounds of lawfull monie of England for the 
payment of the sume of thirty fyve pounds three shillings & 
sixe pence of like lawfull money to Richard Aldworth & 
John Yong of the said Citty Mercers at or uppon the niene 
& twentieth day of September in the yeare one thousand 
sixe hundred fourty & one Now past, as by the same Bill to 
w ch this Deponent & one John Stone then subscribed theire 
names as witnesses to the sealing & delivery thereof, may 
appeare, w ch Bill being now pduced & shewen forth & this 
Deponent haveing scene the same doth p r cisely know to be 
the same bill so sealed & Delivered as aforesaid, the Copie 
whereof agreeable word for word w th the originall & now 
compared by us, is hereunto annexed. In testimonie of all 
w ch , wee the said Major & Aldermen have caused the Comon 
seale of this Cittie in like cases used to be hereunto affixed, 
& I the said Major have subscribed my name. 

Yeoven this sixteenth day of January Anno R Carol 
&c : Decimo octavo X&i-^- 

Thes 

Ri : Aldworth Major: 
This Bill bindeth me John Oliver 

[Page 38.] 

30. (9) 1646. An Attest unto a Copie of a Certificate 
of the Major of Bristoll under his hand & the seale of the 
Cittv wherein Joseph Perry testifieth uppo oath that he was 



46 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

p c sent & a witnes when John Oliver late of Bristoll now of 

Newberry (9 th April 1639) did seale & dd unto Richard 

Aldworth & John Yong a bill obi of 60 U sterl for the paym 1 

of 35" 3* 6 d cur 1 English money uppon the 29 th of Sept 

1641. next ensueing. 

Also a Copie of the said Bill. 

Also a Copie of Richard Aldworth & John Yongs tre to M r 

Brewster to Receive the said Bill of the widdow of John 

Oliver. 

Also ffrancis Brewsters tre to M r Gerish that married the 
said widdow for the payment of it to M r ffrancis Norton. 

Also ffrancis Brewsters tre to Mr ffrancis Norton to 
receive what was due of the said Bill & to acquitt M r 
Gerish, w th a receipt uppon the back side of 25 U Rec d by 
Robert Sedgwicke. 

Also an Affidavit of John Oliver & another of Thomas 
Millard wherin they testify that they demanded a part of 
goods from the ship mary Rose ere she was blowne up & it 
was denyed them because M r Benet was not then present. 

30 (9) ifi-ti London 21 th Aprill M. 

I Samuel Wilson of London Merch* have undertaken for 
one sixteenth p l of a Ship that shalbe built by Major 
Nehemiah Bourne in New England of Burden 250 Tunn or 
thereabouts & 20 pees of ordnance for the w ch I am not to 
disburse any money untill the Shipp shall returne from 
thence to England & then to pay my part, only I am to 
beare the advent' of my pt from thence & to receive the 
pfitt that shalbe made of her for my Jg- p*: from thence. 

Teste Nehemiah Bourne, 
witnes mee 
W m Richbell 
Junior : 

Indorsed. 

M r Samuell Toylsus note concerneing houlding & paying 
for -Jg pt of my new ship, he to pay it in money sterl at 
the shipps arrivall according to pportion of all the charges 
& run the adventure from New England to London & 
receive the pduce of the account 

N: Bourne. 

May yf 8 l . h 1646. London. 
Major Bourne 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 47 

I have rec d by yo r brother yo r8 of the 27 th May by 
Mistake in the date, but in answ r , I accept of takeing a 
iVV P^ w * h y u i Q y r New shipp & to that purpose am 
determined to seeke the next weeke to pcure [szV] to pcure 
yo u a Demiculverin w th the carriages & shott & powder, 
and as is yo e desire will allsoe shipp them aboard the Dolphin 
m r Wall, Conditio- 

[Page 39] nally yo u can pcure from M r Valentine Hill 
what Clapboards I have in his hands w ch is between 3 & 4 
thousand at 14 11 p as we agreed and when first we mett & 
treated one the businesse. as also a quantity of pipestaves 
he is to deliver me or my assignes at price currant, & if it 
thus fall out: then what money my pt comes to more than 
what the aforesaid Comodities shall produce & the money 
I shall disburse p yo r gunnes powder shott & yo u may 
please to draw uppon mee for it by Exch* I shall freely 
hono r yo r Bills & be ready from time to tyme to disburse 
moneyes to sett out & fitt the shipp w tb a stock for her 
imployment & shall alwayes be readie too too [sic] give 
my assistance in what shallbe thought pertenant too doe, in 
furthering any good designe, in the meanetyme I have 
pcured first a tre from Capt Hawkins to M r Valentine Hill 
to deliver yo u such clapboard & pipestaves as is due to 
mee from him p a parcell of Cu"* Capt Hawkins saild him 
4 or 5 yeere agoe p. my account, next I have pcured a lett r 
from the 'fourmencioned .to his man Henry Rashley to in- 
forme yo u justly by the bookes what is my due from M r 
Hill, and the bookes will doubtles cleerly show. I have 
tould yo r brother that if in Case yo u cannot Cleere mee of 
the Country in relation to the forementioued busines I 
desired to be excused in taking a part, but shall expect 
John Bourne shall pmise mee that in case yo u end not my 
bisnesse as afore said then I expect interest & insurance &c 
the ready money I shall now disburse, since I beare the 
advent 1 : and not too inlarge, but that I desire yo u would 
Comend me to yo r wife & frends I take leave & rest in what 
I may 

Att yo e Comand 

Indorsed Richard Badiley 

ffor y r selfe./ 

These are true Copies of the Originall trs as they were 
presented to mee by Major Bourne 30 (9) 164e . 

1. (10) 1646. Nicholas Browne Mariner appeared be- 
fore me psonally w th an original Bill of Exchang in forme 
folio win ge. 



48 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

At twenty dayes sight of this my second Bill of Exchange 
my first not being paid, pray pay unto Nicholas Browne 
Sixty one pounds 5f sterling & the like sume in provisions 
as it shall cost the first penny thirty dayes after the receit 
there of. I pray yo u make good payment & place it to Ac- 
count, so god Keepe yo u . The subscription. 
To M r Samuel Maverick yo re Robert Ensam 

at Nodles Hand in New England. 

At the request of the said Nicholas Browne I the Notary 
went with 

[Page 40] him to the said Samuel Maverick & p e sented 
the said Bill requireing in his name satisfaction according to 
the teno r thereof. The said M r Samuel Maverick acknowl- 
edged he had scene the Bill twenty dayes agone & that he 
had goods of his viz* Ensams in his hands but had not any 
mony of the said M r Ensams in his hands, wherefore he was 
readie & would Comply w th the later part of the Bill, but 
for the money he could not w ch Answer being given I the 
said Not in the name of the said Nicholas Browne did pro- 
test & further by these presents doe protest against the said 
Robt Ensam & whosoever else is concerned in the said Bills, 
that whatsoever Damage or losse the said Nicholas Browne 
doth or shall hereafter suffer for the default of payment 
either in pt or in whole according to the true meaning & 
teno r of the s d Bill of Exch, Hee or they shalbe Justly lyable 
to make Reparation & for all other charges & expenses w ch 
he the said protestor shalbe at by reason thereof. Thus 
acted & done &c : 

2. (10) 1646. M r W m Pole of Taunton in New England 
gent hath made &c : M r John D ore of Axmouth in the 
County of Devon his trew & lawfull Att! Granting &c: in his 
name & in the name of Jane his wife to aske &c: of the 
execut 18 of the last will & testam* of John Greene of Milton 
in Somersetshire deceased a certaine Legacie given to the 
said Joane by the said John Greene her brother : & of the 
Receipt &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare &c: and 
generally to doe all things &c: w th power to substitute one 
Attu r ny or more w th like or limited power, And what his s d 
Att r or his substitutes shall legally doe in & about the 
premisses the said Constituent doth by these pntes ratify 
& confirme 

In witnes whereof he hath put to his hand & scale before 
me the s d Notary : 

2. (10) 1646. Edmund Pitts of Hingham in N: E: Ad- 
minist r of the goods of Leonard Pitts deceased hath made &c: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 49 

Jeremy Houtcliin of Boston &c: his true and lawfull Att e : to 
aske leavie &c: of John ffitling of Hingham in the County 
of Norfolke &c the sume of twenty pounds w th allowance for 
eight pounds or thereabouts, w ch was the prop estate of 'the 
said Leonard Pitts deceased & of the receipts &c: and to 
compound & agree, & to appeare before al Lords &c: to doe 
&c: and generally to doe al things &c: w th power to substi- 
tute one Att r or more w th like or limited powers, ratifying 
& by these pntes confirminge &c: 

[Page 41.] 

2. 10 -LSJ-A6.. Humphrey Griggs of Braintre in Suff: in 
New Engl. made &c: Isaac Martin of Hingham in N: E: his 
true and lawfull Att r : grantin him full pow r &c to aske &c: 
of W m Griggs of Cavendish in Suff Clerke the sume of fyve 
pounds w ch is a certaine Legacie given him by the last will of 
Tho: Griggs of Sudbury in County of Suff tallowchandler 
deceased, & of the receipt &c: Also to compound &c: & to 
appeare before all Lords &c: to doe say &e: & generally to 
doe all things &c ratifying &c: 

2. (10) 12-i An Attest unto a Generall Release from 
Humphrey Griggs of Braintre unto his brother William 
Griggs of Cavendish in Suffolke Clerke for fyve pounds 
Received for a Legacie given him by the last will of Thomas 
Griggs of Sudbury deceased. 

3 (10) 1646 Hezekiah Usher granted a gener u Realease 
unto Robert Saund" for all accounts touching theire Copart- 
nershipp &c from the beging of the world unto the date 
thereof 3 (10) 46. 

1. (10) l&i-S.. An Attest to a Copie of a Bill of sale of 
one fourth part of the Unity of Boston w th thappurtenances 
from Benjamin Gillom to John Leverit. Dat. 4 (9) 1646. 

26. (9) 1646. An Attest to a Copie of a Bill of Sale of 
one therd part of the Unicorne of Boston w th thappurten- 
ances from Edward Gibones to John Leverit. Dat. 16 th 
Sep 4 . JJLUL. 

4. (10) 1AA Elizabeth Curtes & Jane Curtes granted 
unto Robert Jones of Hingham theire father in lawe a tre 
of Attur r to aske &c : of the execute 1 " 8 of the last will &c of 
Jane Alexand 1 late of Reading in Oxfordshire deceased 
theire severall & respective Legacies given them by the last 
will & testament of the said Jane Alexand r theire grand- 
mother & of .the Receipt &c: also to compound &c: & to 



50 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

appeare &c : there to required &c : & generally to doe all 
thing? witnes theire hands & scales. 

5 (10) 16.4.6 Ephraim Hunt of Way mouth in N: E: 
Blacksmith appointed Thomas Richards of Way mouth his 
lawfull Atturney to take possession & seisin of certaine 
lands in Beaconsffield in Buckinghamshire formerly the 
possessions & lands of John Hunt of winchmore hill in 
Agmondsham parish, & also all Rents or arrierages, w th 
power to Rent the same for one yeare. & to sue &c : & to 
commence any actions in any Court or Co rts of Record or 
elsewhere Ratifying what shall be by his Att 01 . done about 
the premisses. 

[Page 42.] 

5 (10) 1646. Oliver Cocke of Salisbury in N E: ap- 
pointed Michael Powell of Salisbury aforesaid his true & 
lawfull Att r . w th full power to take possession & seisin of 
certaine houses & lands belonging to him in fframlingham 
in County of Suffolke & to require of Robt Merkant of 
waybread his grandfather execut r administrat r all such 
Rents as have beene due formerly, w th power to comence 
suite & to give acquittances & generally to act do compound 
conclud & finish in & about the same he doth ratify & 
confirme. - 



8. (10) il&. Be it knowne by these pntes that I 
Henry Sewall als Shewall of Newberry in New England 
gent for good reason and consideration mee thereunto move- 
ing & out of my fatherly care & tender love have given 
granted & confirmed & by these put 8 do give grant & con- 
firme unto Henry Sewall my sonne that messuage & ffarme 
at Newberry falls River w th the appurtenances containeing 
fyve hundred Acres of iand be the same more or lesse. To 
have & to hould to him & his heires for ever all the aforesaid 
Messauge & lands & every part & parcel thereof. Also I do 
freely & absolutely give & grant unto my said sonne the 
debt in the hands of Major Edward Gibones be the same one 
hundred & ten pounds more or lesse giveing him hereby full 
power to take & receive the same to his owne pper 

In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale 
this 5 (6) 1646. 

Henry Sewall & a seale 
Sealed & Delivered 
in the presence of 

William Aspinwall examinat et pbata : 
Notarius Pubt: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 51 

This Inden 8 made the three & twentieth day of June in 
the tenth yeare of the Reigne of o r Soveraigne Lord Charles 
by the grace of God King of England Scotland ffrance & 
Ireland Defender of the faith &c: Betweene Henry Sewall 
als Shewall of the Citty of Coventrie gent sonne and heire 
of Henry Sewall als Shewall late of the said City Alder- 
man deceased on the one part, and Georg ffoxcroft of Lon- 
don Merch' & John Atwood Cittizen & Letherseller of 
London on the other part, Whereas the said Henry Sewall 
by his Indenture beareing date the thirteenth day of June 
last past, hath for the Consideration therein expressed 
Granted bargained sould aliened and confirmed unto the said 
George ffoxcroft & John Atwood & their heires All that 
Crofte & close & a Barne & Cow house thereunto belong- 
ing w th the appertenances sometimes fyve Cottages and foure 
gardens, w th a little Croft late in the tenure or occupation 
of Johan Brownell widdow and sithence in the tennure or 
occupation of John Herbert scituate w th out the gate called 
Newgate belonging to the said Citty of Coventrie, And all 
that close of pasture w th the appurtenances thereof called 
quarrellfield late in the occupation of the said Johan 
Brownell widow scituat w tb out the said Gate called Newgate 
w th in the liberties of the said Citty of Coventry. And all 
that close or Croft lyeing or being over against the Church- 
yard sometimes belonging to the Church of S* Nicholas in 

[Page 43.] 

Radford in the Countie of the said Citty of Coventrie now 
in the tenure of William Wheate contayning by estimation 
three Acres be the same more or lesse as by the said Recited 
Indenture to w ch Relation be had more fully may appeare. 
And the said Henry Sewall by another Indenture beareing 
date w th these presents hath for the Consideration therein 
mentioned Granted bargained sould aliened & confirmed 
unto the said George ffoxcroft & John Atwood & theire 
heires, all & singular other his Messuages Cottages Tofts 
Dovecoates gardens lands tenements & hereditaments scituat 
lying & being in the said Citty of Coventrie & County of 
the said Citty of Coventrie & Countie of Warwicke or either 
or any of them or also wheresoever in this Realme of Eng- 
land, And one Annuity or Yearly Rent of Eleven pounds & 
eight shillings of lawfull moneies of England issueing out of 
certaine lands w ch were heretofore the Lands of one Alex- 
ander Culpeper in the said County of Warwicke & in the 
County of Leicester as in & by the said last recited Inden- 
ture to w ch Relation be had more fully & at large may ap- 



52 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

peare, Now witnesseth this present indenture & and it is 
hereby granted & declared by & betweene the said parties to 
these presents, for them and theire heires respectively, That 
the said severall grantes & conveyances & all & every fine 
& fynes had or to be had & levied of the premises or any 
part thereof by the said Henry Sevvall to the said George 
ffoxcroft and John Atwood and the heirs of them or of 
either of them now are & at the time & times of the making 
& leavieing thereof were and hereafter shalbe intended & 
meant to bee & inure to the said George ffoxcroft & John 
Atwood & theire heires & Assignes in Trust & Confidence 
only, that they the said Georg. ffoxcroft & John Atwood & 
the Survivor of them & the heires & assignes of the Survivor 
of them, shall sell away the same & every part & parts thereof 
to such person & persons & his or theire heires and Assignes 
for ever as shall or will buy the same & shall dispose of the 
Rents issues & profitts thereof to be received before the sale 
thereof & of the money that shalbe raised by the sale 
thereof to such persons or purposes and uses as the said 
Henry Sewall shall from time to time direct or appoint by 
any writeing by him to be subscribed in his life time, And 
in Default thereof to such person & persons & in such man- 
ner & forme as he shall by his last will or Testament name 
appoint or sett downe: And it is agreed by & betweene the 
said parties to these presents that all such costs charges 
damages & losses as the said George ffoxcroft & John At- 
wood or either of them, or theire or either of theire heires 
execute 18 or administrators shall susteine by Cause Reason 
or Colour of the said Lands & premisses or of any part or 
parts thereof or of the trust or confidence concerning the 
same reposed in them as aforesaid, or by reason cause or 
colour of any suite or suites or controversie or other matter 
whatsoever in any wise touching or concerning the said 
Lands & premisses or any part thereof or the said trust & 
confidence, shalbe borne defrayed payd & satisfyed out of the 
said rents issues profitts and moneys to be received had & 
raised as aforesaid So as the said George ffoxcroft & John 
Atwood theire heires executors and administrators shall not 
receive any prejudice or damage whatsoever for 

[Page 44.] 

or by reason of the said Trust reposed in them. In witnea 
whereof the parties abovesaid have to these present In- 
dentures interchangably sett theire hands and seales the day 
& yeare first above written. Anno Domini l^~i 

subscr: George ffoxcroft John Atwood 

& a scale & a scale. 



ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 53 

Indorsed. Signed sealed & Delivered 

in the presence of 

Samuel Atkins. 

Robert Wiles. 

This indenture made the three & twentieth day of June 
in the tenth yeare of the Reigne of o e Soveraine Lord 
Charles by the grace of God King of England Scotland 
ffrance & Ireland Defender of the ffaith &c. Betweene 
Henry Sewall als Shewall of the Citty of Coventry gent 
sonne & heire of Henry Sewall als Shewall late of the same 
Citty Alderman deceased on the one part And George ffox- 
croft of London Merchant & John At wood of London afore- 
said Lether seller of the other part, witnesseth, that the said 
Henry Sewall als Shewall for & in consideration of a Com- 
petent summe of lawfull money of England to him in hand 
payd before thensealeing & Delivery thereof the Receipt 
whereof he the said Henry Sewall als Shewall doth hereby 
acknowledge Hath granted bargained sould aliened & con- 
firmed & doth by these presents for him his heires executors 
& Administrators grant bargaine sell alien & confirme unto 
the said George ffoxcroft & John Atwood theire heires & 
Assignes All that Messuage & tenement w th thappur- 
tenances scituate lyeinge being in Coventrie aforesaid in a 
street or lane there called Baylie Lane wherein the said 
Henry Sewall deceased lately dwelt all these Eleven Mes- 
suages & Tenements w th thappurtenances thereunto belong- 
inge scituate lyeing & being in the said Citty of Coventrie 
in the aforesaid streete there called Bailie Lane now or late 
in the severall Tenures or Occupations of Richard Barret 
Margaret Bedford spinster Niclin widdowe Tadley 

William Knibb Joyner Miller George Baggett 

Tomlinson Knibb Carrier Bissaker widdowe 

Randall Butcher & Aldersey widdowe And all that 

shopp w th thappurtenances scituate lyeing & being in Baily 
lane aforesaid neere the Drapery doore there lately in the 
Occupation of the said Henre Sewall als Shewall deceased, 
And all that shopp w th thappurtenances thereof scituat 
lyeing & being in Baylie Lane aforesaid now or late in the 
tenure or Occupation of Mekin Joyner, And all the 8 * 1 

foure Messuages w th the shopps gardens & appurtenances 
thereunto belonging scituate lyeing & being in the Citty 
of Coventry aforesaid in or neere a place called Jorden well 
in a streete there called 

[Page 45] 
Jorden=well=streete now or late in the severall Tenures or 



54 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Occupations of Richard Heyes Turner, William Wiggins 
blacksmith Cooke & Roger Clarke brewer, & all that 

Messuage & Tenement in Much=Parke street in Coventrie 
aforesaid now or late in the tenure of Milburne wid- 

dowe or her Assignes or Undertenants And all that Mes- 
suage & Tenement w th thappurtenances scituate lyeinge & 
being in Coventrie aforesaid in a place there called Darbie 
Lane sometimes in the tenure of John Wootton deceased & 
now in the occupation of the said Henry Sewall partie to 
these presents or his Undertenants And all that Garden w th 
thappurtenances thereof scituate lyeing & being neere the 
Earls streete in Coventrie aforesaid late in the Occupation 
of Richard Clerk Draper or his Assignes or Undertenants 
And all that Messuage Tenement & garden \v th thappur- 
tenances scituate lyeing and being in Coventrie aforesaid in 
a place there called Gray fryer lane now in the tenure 
of Thomas Basnet Mercer or his Assignes or Undertenants 
And all that Messauge & tenement w th thappurtenances 
scituate lyeing & being in the said Citty of Coventrie 
in a place there called H ey lane now or late in the 
tenure or Occupation of Brian Coningsgrave or his As- 
signes or Undertenants And all that Messuage & Tene- 
ments w th thappurtenances w ch was sometimes heretofore a 
Garden in Coventrie aforesaid adjoyneing to a place some- 
times the Priorie comonly called or Knowne by the name of 
Copstons Chauntrie & late in the tenure of John Hamond & 
sithence in the tenure or occupation of Randall Cleaver or 
his Assignes or undertenants And all those two tenements 
in Coventrie aforesaid w th thappurtences . . . lyeing & 
being in a place there called well streete now or late in the 
severall tenures or occupation of Peter Baxter clothier & 
Henry Wootton Brewer And all those foure tenements w th 
thappurtenances & a garden in Coventrie aforesaid . . . 
lyeing & being in a place there called Cookestreete now or 
late in the severall Tenures or occupatious of Turner 

Shooemaker Richard ffalkner labourer William Langton 
Tailor, Hart shoemaker Kunbertie Carpenter 

theire Assignes or undertenants And all these foure 
Messuages & tenenenents w th thappurtenances scituate lyeing 
& being in a streete called little Parke streete in Coventrie 
aforesaid now or late in the severall tenures or occupations 
of Newby Clothworker Tatum West 

widdowe Thorneton widdowe theire Assignes or 

Undertenants And all that Messuage & tenement w 01 
thappurtenances together w th a garden & orchyard & a Close 
of ground or Croft thereunto adjoyneinge scituate lyeinge & 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 55 

being in the suburbes of the said Citty in a streete there 
called Gosford streete w tb out Gosford Gate now or late in 
the tenure or Occupation of John Lap his Assignes or 
Undertenants And all that Barne & orchyard scituate 
lyeing & being w th out Gosford gate aforesaid betweene the 
said Gosford gate & the 

[Page 46.] 

lane there leading downe to the Mills in the tenure or occu- 
pation of John Lape his Assignes or Undertenants And all 
that Messuage & tenement w th thappurtenances scituate 
lyeing & being in Corley in the County of Warwick w 01 the 
crofts & wind mill fields thereunto belonging Containing by 
estimation Nine acres & twenty perches be the same more 
or lesse late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Hynde 
/ And one close of pasture comonly called or knowne 
by the name of Goldilands in Corley aforesaid containeing 
by estimation Seven Acres two Roodes seven & twenty 
perches be the same more or lesse late in the tenure or 
occupation of Richard Sewall his Assignes or Undertenants 
And all those three Crofts closes of Meddowe pasture & 
wood ground scituate lyeing & being in Corley aforesaid 
commonly called or known by the severall names of Wilke- 
field Haytley meddow als TIaytly lane & Sisers grove late 
in the tenure of Thomas Everat & and now in the tenure 
of Brinclowe w ch said three Crofts or Closes containe 

by estimation twelve Acres be the same more or lesse And 
all that Close of pasture ground w th thappurtenances thereof 
called Barnes field late in the tenure or occupation of John 
Potter and William Assborne & now in the tenure 
or occupation of Abraham Randall his Assignes or Un- 
dertenants scituate & being w th out the said Newgate 
w^in the liberties of the said Citty of Coventrie betweene 
the high- way called London way on the East and a little 
lane there on the West And all those three closes of 
pasture ground w th thappurtenances late in the tenure or 
occupation of Edward Eyre & Thomas Piwall & now in 
the tenure or occupation of the said Thomas Piwall, William 
Piwall, & William Jessqn, theire Assignes or Undertenants 
scituate w th out the said Newgate w th in the liberties of 
the said Citty of Coventrie neere the late dissolved 
house called the Charter house in Coventrie aforesaid be- 
tweene the aforesayd way called London way on the East & 
the water of Sherborne on the west And all that Messuage 
& tenement w th thappurtenances in Coventry aforesaid in 
the said streete there called Bay lie lane streete on the north 



56 ASPINWALL, NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

part of that streete betweene the lands belonging to the 
Major Bailiffe and Cominaltie of the said Citty of Coventrie 
& the lands late belonging to Henry Kilbie late of the said 
Citty Mercer deceased late in the tenure or occupation of 
John Hill and now in the tenure or occupation of Abraham 
Randall And all that Garden & Orchard w th thappurte- 
nances scituate & being in Coventry aforesaid in a streete 
there called new streete on the North side of the said 
streete betweene the lands of John Nethermill gent & the 
lands belonging to the Bishop of Coventrie & Litchfield 
called the Pallace ground late in the tenure or occupation of 
Thomas Bannaster & now in the tenure or occupation of the 
said 

[Page 47.] 

Henry Sewall partie to these presents his Assignes or 
Undertenants And all that messuage & tenement w th 
thappurtenances & a garden thereunto belonging scituate 
lying & being in the parish of S l Michael in the said Citty 
of Coventrie sometime in the tenure or occupation of 
Nicholas Illedge clothier & sithence in the tenure or occu- 
pation of John Wright & now in the tenure or occupation 
of Richard Clarke & William Lillie theire Assignes or 
undertenants And all that piece of ground called Rowley 
hill in Morefield in Stoke in the County of the said 
Citty of Coventrie & a little meddowe there unto adjoyne- 
ing scituate & being betweene the River there on the one 
side & the said Moreffield on the other side w th all Commons 
thereunto belonging late in the Tenure or occupation of 
Chr: Warren of Stoke aforesaid gent and now in the tenure 
or occupation of Abraham Randall his Assignes or Under- 
tenants And all that Messuage & tenement w th thappur- 
tenances scituate & beinge in Coventry aforesaid in a streete 
there called Darby lane sometimes in the tenure or occupa- 
tion of William Tonks & sithence in the tenure or 
occupation of John Wootton deceased & now in the tenure 
or occupation of the said Henry Sewall partie to these pres- 
ents or his undertenants And all that Messuage & tene- 
ment w th thappurtenances scituat & being in Coventrie 
aforesaid in the said streete called Darbie Lane late in 
the tenure or occupation of Elizabeth Pitt widdowe & 
sithence in the tenure or occupation of Abraham Randall 
his Assignes or undertenants, And all those three stables 
w tb thappurtenances in Coventrie aforesaid scituate & 
being neere the Church yard of the Church of S' Michael 
in the said Citty of Coventrie betweene the lands sometime 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 57 

belonging to Richard Redman skinner and the lands of the 
said Henry Sewall partie to these presents late in the severall 
tenures or occupations of John Oxenbridge Richard Dudley 
Daniell Dobsone theire Assignes or undertenants And also 
all & singular the Messuages Cottages Tofts Dovecoates 
gardens lands tenements meddowes pastures woods under- 
woods moores marshes & hereditaments whatsoever of the 
said Henry Sewall partie to these presents scituate lyeing 
& being in the said Citty of Coventrie Countie of the said 
Citty of Coventrie & Countie of Warwicke or either of 
them or else wheresoever in this Realme of England And 
the Reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remainders of all 
& singular the premisses & of every part & parcell thereof 
And all the right title estate interest use trust Challeng 
claime & Demand of the said Henry Sewall party to these 
presents of in & to the same & of in and to every part & 
parcell thereof & all deeds writeings & evidences touching 
& concerneings the same Messuages lands & premisses, And 
the said Henry Sewall doth further for the consideration 
aforesaid grant bargaine sell alien assigne & sett over unto 
the said George ffox croft & John At wood theire heires & 
assignes forever, All that Annuity & yearly Rent of Eleven 
pounds & eight shillings of lawfull money of England issue- 
ing & goeing out of the lands tenements & hereditaments in 
Witherley Anesley als Ansteley in the County of Warwicke 
w ch late were the lands of Alexander Culpeper & out of Rat- 
cliffe grounds lyeing in the County of Leicester or of any of 
them, To have & to hould the said Messuages lands Tene- 
ments Annuity 

[Page 48.] 

& yearly Rent of Eleven pounds eight shillings & heredi- 
taments whatsoever w th thappurtenances & every part 
& parcell thereof to the said George ffoxcroft & 
John Atwood theire heires & assignes for ever To the 
only proper & absolute use & behoofe of the said George 
ffoxcroft & John Atwood theire heires & assignes forever- 
more. In witnes whereof the parties aforesaid to these 
present Indentures interchangably have sett theire hands 
and scales the day & yeare first above written./ 

subscr: George ffoxcroft John Atwood 

& a scale. & a seale. 

Indorsed Signed sealed & delivered 
in the presence of 
Samuel Atkins. 
Robert Wiles. 



58 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

This Indenture made the thirteenth day of June in the tenth 
yeare of the Reigne of o e Soveraigne Lord Charls by the 
grace of God King of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland 
Defend 1 of the ffaith &c: Betweene Henry Sewell als 
Shewall of the Citty of Coventrie gent sonne & heire of 
Henry Sewal als Shewall late of the said Citty Alderman 
deceased on the one partie & George ffoxcroft of London 
Mercht & John Atwood of London aforesaid Lether seller 
on the other partie Witnesseth that the said Henry 
Sewall als Shewall for & in Consideration of a Compotent 
sumine of lawfull money of England to him in hand payd 
before thensealing & delivery hereof the Receipt whereof 
he the said Henry Sewall als Shewall doth hereby acknowl- 
edge hath granted bargained sould & confirmed & by these 
pntes doth for him his heires executors & Administrators 
grant bargaine sell & confirme unto the said George 
ffoxcroft & John Atwood theire heires & Assignes All 
that Croft & close & a barne or Cow house thereunto be- 
longing w th thappurtenances sometimes fyve Cottages & 
foure Gardens with a little Croft late in the tenure or Occu- 
pation of Joane Brownell widdowe & sithence in the tenure 
or Occupation of ffrancis Robinson & now in the Tenure or 
Occupation of John Herbert scituate lyeing & being w th out 
the Gate called Newgate belonging to the said Citty of 
Coventrie And all that close of pasture w th the appurten- 
ances thereof called Quarrell field late in the occupation of 
the said Joane Brownell widdow & sithence in the tenure 
or Occupation of John Brownell scituate lyeing & being w th 
out the said Gate called Newgate w th in the liberties of the 
said Citty of Coventree & abutting uppon a certaine Close 
called Barnsffield on the South And all that Close or Croft 
lyeing & being over against the Churchyard sometime be- 
longing to the Demoleshed Church of S e Nicholas in Rad- 
ford in the County of the said Citty of Coventrie late in the 
Tenure of John Potter & now in the Tenure of William 
Wheate his Assignes or Undertenants Containeing by esti- 
mation three Acres bee the same more or lesse & the Rever- 
sion Reversions Remainder & Remainders of all & singular 
the premisses & of every part and parcell thereof And all 
the estate Right title interest use trust challeng Claime & 
Demand of the said Henry Sewall of in & to the same & of 
in & to every part & parcell thereof & all deeds evidences & 
writeings touching & concerning the same Lands & pmeisses 
& every part & parcell thereof 

[Page 49.] 
To Have & to hould the said Lands & premisses & every 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 59 

part and parcell thereof unto the said Georg ffoxcroft & 
John Atwood theire heires & assignes for ever to the only 
proper and absolute use & behoofe of the said George 
ffoxcroft & John Atwood theire heires and Assignes forever- 
more. 

In witnes whereof the parties above named interchanga- 
bly to these presents have put theire hands & scales the 
day & yeare first above written. 

subscr : George ffoxcroft John Atwood 
Indorsed & a scale. & a scale. 

Signed sealed & Delivered 
in the presence of 
Samuel Atkins 
Robert Wiles 

This Inden r made the thirtieth day of November in the 
two & twentieth yeare of the reigne of o r Soveraigne Lord 
Charles by the grace of God King of England Scotland 
ffrance & Ireland Defender of the ffaith &c: Betweene 
Henry Sewall als Shewall senior late of the Citty of Coven- 
try gent & now of Newberry in the County of Essex in 
New England in the pts of America on the one pt, & 
Steven Dummer of Newbury in the said pts & County gent 
on the other part, Whereas the said Henry Sewall als Shew- 
all by his Indent 1 made the three and twentieth day of 
June in the tenth yeare of the Reigne of o r Soveraigne Lord 
Charles by the grace of God King of England Scotland 
ffrance & Ireland Dfend r of the ffaith &c Betweene Henry 
Sewall als Shewall of the Citty of Coventry gent, son & 
heire of Henry Sewall als Shewall late of the said Citty Al- 
derman deceased on the one part, & Georg ffoxcroft of Lon- 
don Merchant & John Atwood Citizen and Letherseller 
of London on the other part; Whereas the said Henry 
Sewall by his Indenture beareing date the thirteenth day of 
June last past ; hath for the Consideration therein expressed 
granted bargained sould aliened & confirmed unto the said 
George ffoxcroft & John Atwood & theire heires All that 
Croft & Close & a barne & Cow howse thereunto belonging 
w th the appurtenances sometimes fyve cottages & foure gar- 
dens, w th a little Croft late in the tenure or occupation of 
Joan Brownell widdowe & sithence in the Tenure or occu- 
pation of John Herbert scituate w th out the gate called New- 
gate belonging to the said Citty of Coventrie, And all that 
close of pasture w th the appurtenances thereof called Quarrell 
field late in the occupation of the said Joan Brownell wid- 
dow scituat w th out the said gate called Newgate w th in the 



60 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Liberties of the said Citty of Coventrie, And all that Close 
or Croft lyeing or being over against the Churchyard some- 
times belonging to the Church of S l Nicholas in Radford in 
the Countie of the said Citty of Coventrie then in the tenure 
of William Wheate containing by estimation three Acres be 
the same more or lesse, or by the said recited Indentu 1 to 
w ch Relation be had more fully may appeare. And the said 
Henry Sewall by another Indenture beareing date beareing 
date [st'<?] the said three & twentieth day of June hath for 
the consideration therein mentioned granted bargained sould 
aliened & confirmed to the said George ffoxcroft & John 
Atwood & theire heires, All & singular other his Messuages 
cottages tofts dovecotes gardens lands 

[Page 50.] 

tenements & hereditaments scituat lyeing & being in the 
said Citty of Coventry & County of the said Citty of Coven- 
try & County of Warwicke or either or any of them or else- 
where in the Realme of England & one Annuity or yearely 
Rent of Eleven pounds & eight shillings of lawfull money of 
England issueing out of certaine lands w ch were heretofore 
the lands of one Alexander Culpepper in the said County of 
Warwicke & in the County of Leicester, as in & by the said 
last Recited Indenture to w ch Relation be had more- fully & 
at large may appeare, And also by the said last written In- 
denture it was granted & declared by & betweene the said 
parties to the said Indenture for them & theire heires respec- 
tively, that the said severall grants & conveyances & all & 
every fine & fines had or to be had & levied of the prem- 
isses or any part thereof by the said Henry Sewall to the said 
George ffoxcroft & John Atwood and the heires of them or 
either of them, then were at the time & times of the make- 
ing & levieing thereof, and hereafter should be intended & 
meant to be & inure to the said Georg ffoxcroft & John 
Atwood & theire heires & assignes in trust & confidence 
only, That they the said Georg ffoxcroft & John Atwood 
& the Survive 6 of them, and the heires & assignes of the 
survivor of them, shall sell away the same & every part and 
parts thereof to such person or persons, & his or theire 
heires & assignes for ever as shall or will buy the same, 
And should dispose of the Rents issues & pfitts thereof to 
be received before the sale thereof, & of the money that 
should be raised by the sale thereof to such persons & pur- 
poses & uses as the said Henry Sewall should from time to 
time direct or appoint by any writeing by him to be sub- 
scribed in his lifetime, & in default thereof to such pson & 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 61 

persons & in such manner & forme as he should by his last 
will or testament name appoint or sett downe, as in & by 
the said recited Indenture to \v ch Relation be had more fully 
& at large may appeare. Now witnesseth this present 
Indent 6 , & it is hereby granted & declared by the said Henry 
Sewall als She wall senior that the said Severall grants & 
Conveyances & all & every fyne & fynes had or to be had 
& levyed of the p e misses or any part thereof by the said 
Henry Sewall als Shewall senior to the said Georg ffoxcroft 
& John Atwood, theire heires & Assignes, & all estates lim- 
ited to theire use or uses or in trust w th them, & all theire 
power to sell away the same or any part thereof to any pson 
or persons his or theire heires or assignes whatsoever, & all 
the power they have to receive & dispose of the issues & the 
rents & pfitts thereof shall hereby be determined disanulled 
& revoked. And it is further covenanted concluded de- 
clared and fully agreed by fhese presents betweene the said 
Henry Sewall senior, and the said Steven Durnmer for & in 
consideration of a Marriage already had, betweene Henry 
Sewall Junior son & heire of the said Henry Sewall senior 
& Jane the daughter of the said Steven Dumer & for their 
maintenance & advancement, That the said Henry Sewall 
senior his heires & assignes shall hereafter stand & be seized 
of & in all the said Messuages Cottages Tofts Dovecoates 
gardens lands tenements & hereditaments w th the appurte- 
nances Annuity & premisses in all the forerecited Inden- 
tures to the only use & uses hereafter expressed, that is to 
say, to the use of the said Henry Sewall senior for his life, 
the remainder 

[Page 51.] 

to the said Henry Sewall Junior & Jane his wife dure- 
ing theire Naturall lives, the Remainder to the said Henry 
Sewall Junior & the heires of his body lawfully be- 
gotten for ever, & the Remainder to the said Henry Sewall 
senior his heires & assignes forever, & to no other use & 
uses whatsoever. And that all the rents issues & profitts 
that have beene received & taken by the said George ffox- 
croft & John Atwood or either of them theire execut 8 ad- 
minist 8 or assignes of all the said Messuages Cottages Tofts 
Dovecotes lands tenements & hereditaments w th the appur- 
tenances & of the said Anuity & premisses & also what 
money hath beene raised & received by the said Georg 
ffoxcroft & John Atwood or either of them theire execut 8 
Administ r or Assignes uppon the sale of any of the said 
premisses (& not 'already received by the said Henry Sewall 



62 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Senior) shalbe divided into three equall parts & disposed of 
in manner & forme following, that is to say, two parts 
thereof shalbe demanded & received by the said Henry 
Sewall senior or his assignes for his own ppsr use & behoof e, 
of the said Georg ffoxcroft & John Atwood or either of 
them theire execut 8 administ 8 or assignes, And the other 
part being the remainder of the said three pts shalbe de- 
manded & received by the said Henry Sewall Junior his 
assignes, for his owne pper use & behoofe, of the said George 
ffoxcroft & John Atwood or either of them, their execu- 
to res administ 8 or assignes, & the charge & expense of ob- 
taineing the said Rents issues & pfitts & moneys above 
mencioned (if any be) shalbe pportionably deducted out of the 
said three parts. And the said Henry Sewall senior doth 
further covenant conclude & agree to & w th the said Steven 
Dummer, that all grants ffeoffments bargains sales fines & 
recoveries heretofore had or hereafter to be had levyed or 
suffered shalbe to the use & uses as in this p e sent Indent 6 
formerly limitted & appointed, & to no other use intent or 
purpose whatsoever. And it is covenanted & agreed by & 
betweene the said parties to these presents That the said 
Henry Sewall senior for himselfe his heires & assignes shall 
& will from time to time & at all times hereafter at 
the reasonable request of the said Steven Dummer his 
heires & assignes or any of them, make acknowledge 
execute & suffer to be had made done acknowledged 
& executed all & every such further and reasonable 
act & acts whatsoever be it by deed inrolled or not in- 
rolled fine or fines recovery or recoveries feoffment re- 
lease confirmation or otherwise, as by the said Steven 
Dumer his heires or assignes, or his or theire or any of 
theire Councell learned in the law shall be reasonably De- 
vised or advised & required for the further assureing & 
more firme & sure makeing or conveying of all & singular 
the aforemencioned premisses to the said Henry Sewall 
Junior & Jane his wife for theire lives the remaind r to the 
said Henry Sewall Junior & the heires of his body lawfully 
begotten forever, as before is limited & expressed. Pro- 
vided that the said Henry Sewall senior be not compelled 
to travell above fourty miles from his dwelling. And it is 
further concluded condiscended unto & fully agreed be- 
tweene the said Henry Sewall senior & the said Stephen 
Dummer, and the said Henry Sewall senior for himselfe his 
executors administrat 8 & assignes doth covenant & promise 
that all conveyance or conveyances assurance or assurances 
hereafter to be made, be they by fine feoffment bargaine & 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 63 

sale confirmation release recovery or by any other act or 
Acts deed or deeds whatsoever by the said Georg ffoxcroft 
or John Atwood feoffees in trust or the Suvivo 6 of them 
theire execut 8 administrat 8 or assignes, whereby they are to 
Reassure settle & establish a sure & firme estate in all & 
singular the p e misses w th the said Anuity formerly expressed 
(& not heretofore sold) according to the appointm' & direc- 
tion of the said Henry Sewall senior, shall be to such use & 
uses as is formerly in this p e sent Indenture expressed, & to 
no other use intent or purpose whatsoever. In witness 
whereof the parties aforesaid to these pnte Indentures inter- 
changably have sett theire hands & scales the day & yeare 
first above written. 

Henry Sewall & a scale 
Indorsed. Sealed & Delivered in the presence of 

Barnabas ffawer & me the 

Publick Not. Ita attestor Willm Aspinwall 

Nots pub: 

This Indent 6 made the Thirtieth day of Novemb r in the 
two and twentieth yeare of the Reigne of o r Soveraigne 
Lord Charles King of Engl. Scotl. ffrance & Irel. &c : & in 
the yeare of o r Lord 1646 Betweene Henry Sewall als Shew- 
all senior late of the Citty of Coventrie gent & now of New- 
berry in the County of Essex in New England in the pts of 
America on the one part, & Henry Sewall als Shewall 

[Page 52.] 

junior of Newberry aforesaid (son & heire of the said Henry 
Sewall senior) of the other part witnesseth that whereas the 
said Henry Sewall senior by his deed bearing date w th these 
pntes hath reserved him selfe an estate for life in Severall 
Cottages Tofts Dovecoates gardens lands tenements & heredi- 
taments scituate lyeing & being in the Citty of Coventry 
& County of the said Citty of Coventry & County of War- 
wick or either or any of them, or also wheresoever in the 
Realrne of England. And also in one Annuity or yearly 
rent of Eleven pounds eight shillings of lawfull money of 
England issuing out of certaine lands w ch were heretofore 
the lands of one Alexander Culpeper in the said County of 
Warwick & in the County of Leicester as in & by the said 
Recited Indenture may more fully appeare, Now the said 
Henry Sewall senior doth Demise grant & to fferme lett to 
the said Henry Sewall junior his Executors & Assignes all 
those Messuages Cottages Tofts Dovecoates garden lands 
Tenements & hereditaments in the said Citty of Coventry, 



64 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

in the County of the said Citty, & County of Warwick or 
either or any of them or else wheresoever in the Realme of 
England, And an Annuity or yearely rent of Eleven pounds 
& eight shillings of lawfull moneys of England issueing out 
of certaine lands w ch were heretofore the lands of one Alex- 
ander Culpep. in the said County of Warwick & in the 
County of Leicester To have & to hould the said Messu- 
ages lands & Annuity & all & singular the premisses to the 
said Henry Sewall Junior his execut 8 & Assignes for and 
dureing the terme of one & twenty yeares if the said Henry 
Sewall senior shall so long live, yeelding & paying therefore 
yearely unto the said Henry Sewall senior or his Assignes 
two parts of three, of all the issues & pfitts thereof comeing 
into the hands of the said Henry Sewall junior. Provided 
alwayes that all such costs charges damages or losses as the 
said Henry Sewall junior his heires executo administrat 18 
or Assignes shall susteine by cause reason or colour of any 
suite or suites or controversies to obtain & pcure quiet & 
peacable possession of the said Messuages lands Annuity & 
premisses or any part of them from George ffoxcroft & John 
Atwood ffeofees in trust or from any other pson or psons 
whatsoever, shall first be deducted and allowed unto the 
said Henry Sewall Junior his heires executo r8 administrators 
or Assignes out of all the issues & pfitts of all the aforesaid 
Messuages lands Annuity & premisses. And the said Henry 
Sewall senior doth further covenant & grant to & w th the 
said Henry Sewall Junior his heires execut 18 administraf 8 & 
Assignes That the said Henry Sewall shall have for his 
p e sent maintenance & livelyhood one third p l of all the Rents 
& pfitts of the said Messuages lands Annuity & p e misses the 
costs & charges as aforesaid being first deducted & allowed. 
In witness whereof the parties to these p e sent Indentures in- 
terchangeably have putt theire hands & scales the day & 
yeare first above written. 

Henry Sewall & a scale. 

Indorsed. Sealed signed & Delivered in presence 
of Barnabas ffawer & me the publ Not 
Ita attestor will ra Aspinwall Not 8 publ: 

Know all men by these pntes that Henry Sewall als 
She wall senior late of the Citty of Coventry in the Realme 
of England now of Newberry in the County of Essex in 
New England gent have made ordained & by these pntes do 
Authorize constitute & appoint my beloved sonne & heire 
Henry Sewall als Shewall junior of Newberry aforesaid my 
true & lawful Atturney for me & in my name to call unto 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 65 

Account George ffoxcroft of London Merch 1 & John At- 
wood of London Cittizen & Letherseller & theire heires & 
execut rs Ad minis trat r8 & Assignes or any of them for all 
those Messuages Cottages Tofts dovecoates gardens lands 
tenements & hereditaments scituate lyeing & being in the 
said Citty of Coventrie & Countie of the said Citty of 
Coventry & Countie of Warwick or either or any of them or 
also wheresoever in the Realme of England, And one Annu- 
ity or yearely Rent of Eleven pounds & eight shillings 

[Page 53.] 

of lawful moneyes of England issueing out of certaine 
lands w ch were heretofore the lands of one Alexander 
Culpepper in the County of Warwick & in the County 
of Leicester for the Rents issues & pfitts thereof, & 
for the moneyes that have beene heretofore raised 
by the sale thereof, w ch the said Georg ffoxcroft & 
John Atwood or the survivor of them now be trusted w th 
all, Granting also to my said sonne full power & Authority 
to aske & demand & for me & in my stead to receive such 
assurance or Assurances as shalbe reasonably advised or 
devised by Counsell learned in lawe, from the said George 
ffoxcrofte & John Atwood or the survivor of them, his heires 
execute 68 administrators or Assignes for a setling of a sure 
estate for life unto me the said Henry Sewall senior, the 
Remainder to the said Heniy Sewall Junior & Jane his wife 
for theire lives or the longer liver of them, the remainder to 
the said Henry Sewall junior his heires of his bodie lawfully 
begotten & to begotten (w ch estates, by this writeing, I the 
said Henry Sewall senior do appoint my said ffeoffes in trust 
or the Survivor of them to pforme) & the Remainder to my 
heires & assignes for ever, Granting also to my said sonne 
full power to reteine full possession & seisin of & in the 
aforesaid Messuages Cottages lands Annuity & premisses w ch 
heretofore have not beene sould, And also to demand & 
receive all deeds & conveyances made by me the said Henry 
Sewall senior of all the Messuages Cottages lands tenements 
& hereditaments w th the Annuity unto the said George 
ffoxcroft & John Atwood theire heires executors Assigne or 
Assignes or to theire uses, Granting to my said sonne full 
power & Authoritie to demand, sue for, recover & receive 
obtaine & gett as well all & singular the said Messuages 
Cottages Annuity lands & premisses w ch heretofore have not 
beene sould by the said ffeoffees in trust, As also all such 
rents issues & pfitts out of any of the said p e misses, or any 
part of them, as have beene or ought to have beene received 



66 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

by the said ffeoffees in trust theire Assigne or Assignes, & 
all such summe or summes of money that heretofore have 
beene raised by the sale of any part of the p e raisses & not 
alreadie received by me the said Henry Sewall senior; 
ffurther granting hereby full power & authoritie to my said 
sonne in my name to ratify & confirme all such deeds of 
sale of any part of the p e misses as hath beene heretofore 
made by the said ffeoffees in trust or the Survive 6 of 
them, And I the said Henry Sewall senior do by these 
presents give & grant to my said sonne Henry Sewell 
Junior full power & authoritie in the premisses to 
arrest sue declare implead imprison & release any pson 
or psons for & by reason of the premisses or any part 
thereof. Also to comence & psecute in my name all & all 
manner of actions as well real as psonall as well by writt 
Bill plaint or otherwise in any Court or Courts of Record or 
in any other Court or place whatsoever w th in the Realme of 
England, And the same actions & suites & every of them 
to psecute & followe for mee & in my name in as large & 
ample manner as I the said Henry Sewall senior might doe 
if the same were by mee in my pper pson comenced sued or 
taken, ffurther giveing & granting to my said Atturney full 
power & Authoritie in the pemisses to doe execute p forme 
conclude compound release acquitt & finish for me & in my 
name whatsoever shalbe expedient & necessary concerning 
the p e misses as thorowly wholely & surely as my selfe 
should doe if I myselfe were there in my owne pson p e sent, 
Ratifying & confirming by these presents what soever my 
said Atturney shall doe in & about the premisses in my be- 
halfe & in my name. In witnes whereof I have sett to mine 
hand & scale the fifth day of December in the twoe & twen- 
tieth yeare of the Reigne of o r Soveraigne Lord Charles 
King of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland &c: 
Annoque Dni. 1646. 

Henry Sewall & a seale. 
Indorsed. 

Signed sealed & Delivered in the presence of Barnabas 
ffawer & me the publicke Notary: 

Ita attestor. willm Aspinwall Nots publ: 

[Page 54.] 

10. (10) 1646. Barbara Weld of Roxbury appointed 
Thomas Bell of Roxbury her Atturney to aske levie &c: 
al & all manner debts duties goods moneys merchandise & 
Accounts whatsoever due to her or her husband Deceased 
from any pson or psons whatsoever in England. Give & by 



NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 67 

these pnts granting unto her said Att r full power strength 
&c: in & concerning the premisses, & to appeare before all 
Lords &c to require &c to doe say answer plaint sue pceed 
defend & execute in all & singular the premisses, Also any 
pson or psons in & by the p'misses concerned to plaint sue 
implead & psecute by all such wayes & meanes as the Lawe 
will pmitt; also to compound & agree & uppon receipt of 
all or any part thereof acquittances or other lawfull dis- 
charges to make seale & Deliver & generally to doe all 
things in & about the p e misses as fully & effectually to all 
intents & purposes &c: ffurther granting him full to act & 
doe pay & dispose of all & singular the p e misses to & for her 
use & behoofe according to a Note given him under her hand 
wherein all her pticlr ingagem* 8 are sett downe & to doe finish 
& execute & every act or acts thing or things necessary and 
needfull to be done according to his pticulr Instructions given 
him under her hand concerning any business of hers in Eng 1 . 
Ratifying &c: before y e said Not. 

Also another to the same intent & purpose unto Michael 
Powell of Dedham in case Thomas Bell be sick or decease & 
not else: & not to alter any thing by him T: B: done 

Be it knowne unto all men by these pnts That I 
Thomasin Pope of the Citty of Bristoll widdow have made 
assigned ordained authorised appointed & deputed in my 
place & steed by these pnts have put & constituted my lov- 
ing friend Robt. Knight of the said city mercht my true & 
lawfull Atturney for mee & in my name & steed & to my 
only pper use & behoofe to aske leavie demand recover & 
receive of Richard Russell late of the cittie aforesaid Drap. 
& now inhabiting & residing in N. E: or wheresoever els he 
can or may be found all such sume or sums of money goods 
debts duties & demands whatsoever w ch are due & oweing 
unto me by him either by bill bond booke account or by any 
other wayes or means howsoever, or for any matter or cause 
whatsoever, Giveing & by these pnts granting unto my said 
Att r : full power good right & lawfull Authoritie to doe 
execute pforme full fill & finish all & whatsoever shalbe 
needfull or necessarie to be done in or about the premisses, 
either by suite or lawe release composition or other waies 
howsoever in as large ample & beneficiall manner & fforme 
as I myselfe may or might doe the same if I were there 
psonally psent Ratifying confirming & allowing all & what- 
soever my said Atturney shall lawfully doe or cause to be 
done in or about the said premisses to be as good & ef- 
fectuall in the lawe as if I had done the same in mine owne 
pson. 




68 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Witnes my hand & seale 4 e of March Anno regni Dni 

Carol! rex Anglise vicesimo primo 1645. 

Sealed & DD in p e sence of Tomzen Pope 

Rowland Searchfield & a seale. 

John Hartwell & 

Rich: Orchard sen to Georg Hartwell Not Publ: 

[Page 55] 

12. (10) 1646. Peter Gardiner of Roxbury Carpente r & 
Rebecca his wife Constituted Michaell Powell of Dedham in 
N: E: theire lawfull Attorney to aske & receive &c: a cer- 
tain Legacie (from the Executors of her father or the Ex- 
ecu" of them) given unto the said Rebecca by the last will 
& testament of Roger Crooke of Hammersmith neer London 
Tailor deceased, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 

12- (10) 1S-4-&. Edward Hall of Linne Carpenter consti- 
tuted James Mattock of Boston his Atturney to Receive cer- 
taine Legacies given him by the last will and testam* 8 of 
Edward Hall of Amsbury in Glocest r shire his ffather, 
Ellenor Hall of Hill in the same shire & John Moore of 
Stapleton in the same shire, & of the Receipt to give acquitt: 
&c: w th power to substitute w m or Jane Palme' w th like or 
limited power. 

12- (10) 1 ^ 46 Henry ffreeman son of Samuel ffree- 
man late of Watertowne deceased constituted John Newgate 
of Boston in N: E: his Attu e . to receive a certain Legacie 
given him by the last will of his grandmother Priscilla free- 
man of Blackfryers in London deceased & of Receit to give 
acquittance &c: 

12- (10) Daniell King of Linne by vertue of a tre At- 
turney 9 (1) 1645 did constitute Samuel King of London at 
Tygre in S l Martins his Atturney to receive a Legacie for 
Christopher ffoster due to ffrancis his wife by the last will 
of her mother Alice Stevens of Surrey deceased: w th power 
of Substitution. 

12- (10) James Everill (Att e y of Hugh Burt 19 (7) 
45.) substituted John Gwin of Charltowne in N: E: to aske 
& receive of the Execute 18 of Tho: Burt (viz 1 Susan Burt 
widd: sole Executrix) the sume 20" Sterl for an Annuity 
two yeares last past granted by the last will of the said 
Thomas Burt. 

12- (10) 1646. An Attest unto a Copie of a Letter of 
Atturney from Richard Brooner Citizen & Larimore of Lon- 
don unto Thomas Bell of Roxbury in New England to take 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 69 

& receive of Tho: Jenner in New England xix 1 . 1 vij 8 viij d & 
to acquitt & discharge to sue implead &c: 

12- (10) 1646. Thomas Bayes of Dedham in New Eng- 
land Carpenter constituted & appointed Isaac Martin late of 
Hingham in N: England aforesaid his true & lawfull Att? to 
ask &c: of the Executs 18 of Wiseman of Barrow 

Apton in the County of North folke his grandfather deceased 
or the Executors of them a certaine Legacie to the said Tho: 
Bayes by the last will of his said Grandfather & to com- 
pound &c: & to appeare &c: w tb out power of substitution. 

12- (10) 1646. Tho: Bayes acknowledged the receipt 
of 20 11 of the said Isaac Martin in consideration of a tre of 
Att e : to him to receive a Legacie for him. 

[Page 56.] 

13. (10) 1646. An attest to a Copie of a Bill Exchg 
27 1 . 1 10 s . dwrawne by Tho. weld Hugh Peter Stephen win- 
throp uppon the Treasurer & accepted & payd as M r Lead r 
doth acknowledge. 

15. (10) 1646 Knowe all men by these psents that I 
John Bodington Mercht resident in Boston doe acknowledge 
my selfe to be indebted unto Richard Russell of Charlstowne 
merch* the summe of eighty pounds In consideration of 
w ch I doe bind my selfe to pay unto the said Richard Russell 
or his Assignes at the new found land the next fishing season 
so much dry & merch'able fish at or about the 20 th day of 
August next ensueing the date hereof at the price currant 
there as shall make full satisfaction for the abovesaid eighty 
pounds In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand 
this 10 th day of Decemb 1AUL 

Signed sealed in the John Bodington 

presence of & a scale. 

John Mill. 
Peter Mudd. 

Indorsed. I Richard Russell doe assigne ovor unto M r 
Thomas Bell this Bill of eighty pounds to his use & dispose 

this 12 th of Decemb 6 . lli. 

Witnes us pme Richard Russell. 

Ralph woory. 
Isaack waker 

Mf John Bodington hath written unto his brother at M r 
James Kirks to buy this fish to whom pray have recourse to 
that end. Dec. 12. lAAfi. 

p me Richard Russell 



70 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

This above is a true Copie agreeing w th the Originall Bill 
so signed & sealed & assigned, presented to me by Thomas 
Bell w tb in named. 

17 (10) 1640 Know all men by these pntes that I 
Thomas ffowle of Boston in New Engl. doe owe & am in- 
debted unto John Thomson the summe of eight pounds ten 
shillings of Current English money to be paid unto the said 
John Tompson or his Assignes on the 20 Day of Decemb r 
next being part of a Bill of fourty pounds to m r Babb bear- 
ing Date in July 1640 & for the true paymt heareof I the 
said Thomas ffowle doe bind mee my heires execute 68 & ad- 
ministrate 68 firmly by these p e sents in witnes whereof I have 
hereunto put my hand. Dat. the twenty three day of De- 
cemb. 1643. 

Thomas ffowle. 

I John Thomson doe assigne this Bill unto my ffather m r 
Samuell Maverick to aske recei ve & discharge the above 
bound Thomas ffowle witnes my hand this 25 th Decemb 
1643 

[Page 57.] 

Whereas Samuell Maverick of Noddles Hand in New 
England hath uppon Account past betweene us given full 
satissfaction unto me Thomas ffowle for fower hundred 
pound weight of Indico, pt of a greater quantity by me sent 
for Barnstable on M r George Luxsons ship in ano 1640 or 
thereabout, and by me ordered to be sould & disposed of by 
my brother in law M r Vincent Potter. Now know all men 
by these pntes that I Thomas ffowle for the consideration 
aforeexpressed doe hereby make over & assigne unto the 
said Samuel Maverick his heires or assignes all my title & 
interest in the afore expressed quantity of 400 lb of Indico, or 
the pceed & returns thereof. And doe hereby give full 
power & Authority unto him the said Samuel mavericke his 
heires execut 68 or assignes, to demand receive & recover of 
my aforesaid ffactor & Agent Vincent Potter, the neate 
pceed of the aforesaid 400 lb of Indico. And in case he 
refuse on reasonable demand to give a true & just account 
of the sales of the aforesaid Indico & speedy satisfaction for 
what shall remaine due for the returnes, then it shalbe law- 
full for the said Samuel Maverick or his Assignes to take 
such course for recovery thereof as law will afford. 

And Samuel Mavericke his receit or his assignes receipt 
shalbe a full & absolute discharge unto the said Vincent 
potter for as much as he shall pay by this my order: & in 
case it shall appeare that I have already received received 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 71 

[*ic.~\ the returnes of the aforesaid 40 O lb of Indico, then I doe 
hereby oblige my selfe my heires execute 68 & assign es to pay 
on demand unto the said Samuell Maverick or his assignes 
the said somme or sommes so already received or hereafter 
by mee or any by my order to be received. Samuel Mav- 
erick haveing received on this Account thirty fyve pounds 
sterl w ch M r Potter payed M r Anthony Swymmer, & eleven 
pounds due from him to M r Potter. And for pformance of 
the premiss.es & every part thereof I doe hereby bind my 
selfe my heires executor administrators & assignes firmly 
by these presents. Witness my hand & scale heerunto sett 
the 4 th of Novemb. 1*^- 
Signed sealed & Delivered Thomas ffowle & a scale. 

in y e p r sence of us 
Will m Vassall 
Edw Hutchinson 

In Bristoll this 6 th May 1AA1. 

M? Sam 1 . Maverick of Noddles Hand in New England 
Merch* is Debitor, To ffreight Custome & all Charges on 
10 hhs. whaleoyle received out of the W m & John of Bristoll 
paid as followeth : 

li s d 

To ffreight . 060500 

To Custome fees 010500 

To Sheriff for custome gageing & other duties 

of the Citty 000708 

To Selleridg 000809 

To landing & haleing to the sell' w th Porteridge, 000406 
To hoopeing at 4 8 p tonn is .... 00 1000 



091011 

To 40 U p d M r Hugo of Bristoll in full a bill of 
Exch: of so much y past on me to pay Capt. 
Cad of Bnstable: pd for his use . . . 40 00 00 



Acc Curr* M r Samuel Maverick 

is Debtor viz* . .... 491011 
To ballance of the Acc of 

Wale oyle, as p Acc above is . . 07 10 11 
To 4 U 2" pd M r Rich: Ellis on 

the Bill Exchange is 040200 

To 2 11 8- paid Cap 1 Cad in full 

A Noote y Consigned on mee . . . 02 08 00 

14_00 11 



72 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Rest due unto M r Samuel Maverick for Bal- ) 

lance of this Account when it is received V 20 04 09 
of M r Edmund Dennies the summe i 



340508 
p me An: Swimmer, 
errors excepted. 

[Page 58.] 

May 6 th JJLL1 

p Contra M r Samuel Mavericke is Creditor by 9 hbs 
& part a hhd w ch filled the rest of whale oyle 
sould unto Richard Warner & Henry Mills li s d 
for the summe of ..... 41 10 00 

Rest due to me An: Swimmer for Ballance of 
this Acco:* w ch I carry to Acc under neath is 
the summe of . 07 10 11 



490011 

Ji 8 d 

p Contra is Creditor by 34.5:8 due to you 
for the neate Ballance of M r W m Lewis 



his Acc of Clapbord from Malago being 
192 peces fruite & 500 Rialls quar te , Sould 
Edmund Demis at 22 s p C & due the 25 th 
July next, y e part all charges deducted is 



li s d 
340508 



22. (12) 1646. I Tho: Brownell, do acknowledg my 
selfe indebted to Robt Keaine in the just summe of 6 1 } 12! 
4^ w ch I pmise to pay to the said Robert or his Assign es 
in his now dwelling house in Boston at or before 1 (7) 
1640. In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand. I 
say there is due to Robt Kaine the just sume of 6H 12! 4* 
witnes my hand 
teste Joseph Harrington. The marke of X Thomas 

Brownell. 

Also he acknowledged to have received a note to receive 7 s 
of of Quednicke. 

1 (1) 1646. John Jacob constituted Ambrose Gibbins of 
Pascataque his Atturney to aske &c of Derbie ffield fyve 
hundred pound due by bond dat. 20 (10) 1645. & of the 
receipt to give acquittance also to compound & agree & to 
appeare in any Court there to require lawe ayd &c. to doe 
say pursue &c: & generally to do what he him selfe could 
doe if he were present &c: ratifying & c : 

22 (1) 1646. Thomas Roode of Boston Atturney irre- 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 73 

vocable of Nicholas Roe of Glasten in Somersetshire yeoman 
(as by tre Attu* Dat. 3. Apr: 1646 doth appeare) doth make 
ordaine &c: Willet of his true & lawfull Attf 

to aske &c: of Edward Browse all sume or sumes of money 
or other goods due unto John Roe deceased the sonne of the 
said Nicholas Roe, & of the receipt to give, &c: also to 
compound & agree &c: & to appeare before any Lords 
Judges & Justices, Governo 18 or other magistrates in New 
Netherland there &c: & generally to do all things &c. rati- 
fying what by him shalbe so doe according to Law. 

[Page 59.] 

27. (1) 1647. An attest unto a Copie of a Bill wherein 
Robt Mason of London Merch acknowledgeth to have Re- 
ceived of Nicholas Davison of Lond: merch^ two watches 
viz* one Germaine & another English. 1 piece of cypres. 1 
paire of sheetes, & bindeth himselfe heires execut admin: & 
assignes in xx 1 ^ sterl to Deliver or. cause to be Dd at or 
before the xxv th of March next ensueing the date thereof, 
unto the afores d Nicholas Davison his execut 18 or assignes: 
10 paire of good & large silke stockings for men. 1 new 
silke & silver wastcoate knit, w th a silke & silver knit girdle 
& purse sutable to the same. & 10 faire large stones cutt & 
fitted to be sett into Rings, viz* 3 Amethists of purple 
colour, & 7 more of other Colour as good as the three afore- 
named. Dated. 18? July 1644. Signed sealed & Dd in 
p r sence of Samuel Moore. Zachary Ashwell. 

27. (1) 1647 An attest unto a Copie of a bill wherein 
Robt Mason of London mercht acknowledgeth himselfe 
indebted to Nich: Davison of London Merch* for 448 Ryalls 
of plate, & in consideration thereof doth bind himselfe heires 
execut administ. to pay or cause to be p d to the said Nicholas 
Davison his heires exer. admisf or assignes at all demands, 
or to ship or cause to be shipped the true value thereof 
aboard the Elias at Zaphie Genoa or Leghorne &c where 
the sd ship Elias of London may or shall discharge, in such 
goods as by former order Uppon another contract beareing 
date 9 th of this present month August. Dated the 20 th of 
August. 1644. Signed sealed & Dd in p r seuce of Matthew 
Woodhouse. W m Wharton. 

27. (1) 1647 An Attest unto a Copie of a Bill wherein 
Robt. Mason of London Merch' acknowledgeth to have Rec 
of Nicholas Davison of London merch a bill of ladding for 
13 Rowles of Tobacco weighing 988 pound nett shipped by 
the s d Nicholas Davison for his pp account abord the Elias 



74 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

of London Capt John Severne Master the w ch bills of lading 
I accept of the s d Davison, at the signing & sealing hereof 
for my pper account & am to dischardge the same according 
to the teno r thereof. And I further acknowldg to have 
Rec of the s d Davison a bill of two hundred pound of tobacco 
payable b}^ Matt: Backhouse merch* uppon demand, & 
another bill of 50 s sterl payable by Robt Herne mariner at 
all demands. In consideration whereof the s d Rob: Mason 
doth bind himselfe heires execute adminstr to pay or cause 
to be p d unto the above s d Davison his heires execut. admin 
or assignes at Zaphie Genoa or Leghorne 1288 Ryalls of 
plate or to ship the true value thereof abord the aforesaid 
ship Elias at some one of the said ports Zaphie Genoa or 
Leghorne & to take bills of ladeing for the same assigned to 
David Davison of Lond. merch* for the pp account of the said 
Nicholas Davison: & in case he should not returne to Lon- 
don in the said ship Elias, then to DD the aforesaid sume 
of 1288 Ryalls of plate or the true value thereof unto 
Matthew Barnes merch of the ship Elias. 

Dated. 19 th of August 1644. Signed sealed & Delivered 
in presence of Richard Leighton. George Millar. 

[Page 60.] 

30. (1) 1&AJ-. Know all men by these pntes that I 
Ancher Ainsworth. of Boston Shipwright belonging to the 
Indevo r Bound for Malago &c have Authorised & appointed 
& do by these presents Authorise & appoint my very loveing 
brother in law Henry Rashley of the aforesaid Boston my 
true & lawfull Atturney for mee & in my name to aske 
demand require recover & receive all such debts &c [& in 
the conclusion] {further I give to my said Atturney full 
power to sell that piece of ground w eh I bought of Edward 
Bendall scituat betweene Capt Hawkins & Lieftenant 
Savage. 

Dated 8 (7) 1645. . Ancher Ainsworth 

Sealed & Dd in p r sence of & a scale. 

George Hudson 

Thomas wyat. 

Thomas Hudson. 

Know yee that I Robert Nash of Boston doe acknowledge 
my selfe to be indebted unto Thomas Joy of the same the 
just & full summe of fifteene pounds & fifteene shillinges to 
be payd in Cloth lining & woollen shooes & stockings at 
Current price due uppon all demands: to the w ch payment I 
bind my selfe heires executors & administrators, & uppon 
the discharge hereof all accounts debts & agreements what- 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 75 

soever from the worlds beginning to this very day to be 
utterly quasht, betwixt us two, witnes my hand this- 21 of 
2- 47. & what the said Robert hath paid to Hugh Gunnison 
uppon Thomas Joyes account as can be made appeare by 
Gunnison or Joy that is due for the said Robert to pay to 
Gunnison for Joy, I the said Robert pmise to make good & 
to returne the writeings unto the said Joy now in my cus- 
tody for such an one as occasion serves, & againe the write- 
ings to be returned to the said Robert uppon Demand. 

Witnes Philemon sub: Robert Nash 

Pormort 

This is a true Copie of a writeinge p r sented to me Willm: 
Aspinwall publ Notary : so subscribed & witnessed 
Ita tester 26 (2) 1647. 

William Aspinwall Notarius pubb : 
[Page 61.] 

28 (2) 1647. Shipped in good order & well conditioned 
by mee Nicholas Davison of Charlestowne in New England 
Merch' in & uppon the good ship called the Planter whereof 
is Master under God for this present voyage Robert Risby 
& now at Anchor in the Rode of Boston in New England & 
by Gods grace bound for the Island of Maderas to say, fif- 
teene thousand three hundred of good sound & merchantable 
white Oke pipestaves & sixteene tunnes of shaken Caske, to 
say, in thirty two pieces strongly hooped & nailed & two 
hundred bushells of good & merchantable Rye Corne for the 
Account of M r8 Rebecca Glover of London widdow of M r 
Thomas Andrewes of London Merch*, all w ch goods are to be 
Deliverd in like good order & well conditioned at the afore- 
said Port of Maderas the danger of the Seas only excepted 
unto M r Richard Pickford Merchant or in his absence to M r 
William Bruin Merch 1 or to theire Assignes, he or they 
paying freight for the said goods twenty one pounds ten 
shillings, to say, one third in Moneyes, the other in Sugar & 
other goods at the prices Currant, the rest of the freight w ch 
is for the whole purcell of pipe staves being ninty & one 
pound sixteene shillings, I Thomas Ganier do acknowledge 
to have Received here according to agreement for liberty to 
shipp them w th primage & Average accustomed. In witnes 
whereof I the said Thomas Gainer being both Purser & Mer- 
chant of the said ship hath affirmed to three Bills of ladeing of 
this teno r & Date, the one of w ch being ackomplished the other 
two to stand voyd & so God send the good ship to her Desired 
Port in safty. Dat in Charstowne the 12 th of- Aprill J 



76 ASPLNWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

The twenty one pounds ten shillings to be payd for freight 
as above is to be payd the one halfe in Moneys the other in 
wines at the price Current by agreement of M r Thomas 
Gainer & Nicholas Davisou. 

Subscr: p Thomas Gainer- 

[Page 62.] 

1 (3) 1&4JL Know all men by these presents that I Capt 
Thomas Cromwell do acknowledge my selfe Accountable to 
Lewis Morrice or his Assignes in the summe of foure hun- 
dred pounds sterling, w ch said summe I do oblige my selfe 
to pay unto John Milom Atturney unto the said Lewis 
Morrice in manner & forme following, vizt one hundred & 
fifty pound in the good ship called the Expectation whereof 
John Turner is Mercht. & fifty pounds by Major Robert 
Sedgwick, one hundred pounds by Cap 1 Harding & the re- 
mainder in Copper & other Comodities, unto w ch payments 
well and truly to be made I do firmly bind my selfe mine 
execut & administrators by these presents, witnes my hand 
this xx th of July 1646. subsc: Thomas Cromwell & 

Signed & Delivered a scale, 

in the presence of 
William Aspinwell 
Notarius publ 

10 (3) ISJ-l Richard Gridley granted a tre of Atturney 
to Jasper Rawlins to sue Robert Parks of Hartford for breach of 
Covenant about his daughter Annie Gridley & to recover 
her out of his hands. 

13: (3) 1647. Rich: Russell of Charlstowne Merch* 
for val two hundred & xxx u alreadie received hath sould 
unto John Bodington merch* one smale barke about fourty 
tunnes called the Hope well of New England w th all the mast 
cables sailes Anchors &c: warranting the sale thereof accord- 
ing to the la we of Oleron. as appeared by a deed dated 10 th 
of Novemb: 1646 p^ented to me by John Bodington. 

Subscribed Richard Russell 

Wit: John Mills & a scale 

Peter Mudd: 

Richard Russell of Charlstowne Merch* for the value of 
lv u receaved or to be received hath sould unto John Boding- 
ton Merch* one catch about twenty fyve Tonns now called 
by the name of the Judith of New England w th all her Masts 
sailes &c: & warrantie according to the lawe of Oleron. as 
appeare by a writeing Dated 10 th Novemb r : 1646 presented 
to mee by the said John Bodington & subscrib: 
Wit: John Mills Richard Russell & a seale 

& Peter Mudd. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 77 

13. (3) 1647 I subscribed a Copie of an Order from S r 
David Kirke unto John Bodington to drawe bills of Ex- 
change to vallue l u uppon M r John & James Kirke & to sell 
400 Kintalls of dry fish in New England. Dat. fferneland 
.3 (7) 46: 

Sub: Dav: Kirke: 

This was for acount of M r John Kirk: 

[Page 63.] 

Memorandus & Orders to John Bodington. Dat. 1. (8) -. 

When he arrives in N: E: to dispose of his goods, & to 
buy or build a Catch of 40 or 50" or thereabout, & to take 
advise w th M r Shapley therein, & to let him have the order- 
ing of all. Also that he & M r Shapley freight a Ship or 
Catch or other vessell not exceeding 100 tuns for 8. 16 or 
24 months at most. This was for the Account of M r John 
& James Kirke Merch ts in London. Dat. ffer: 1 Octob. 46. 

Subscr: David Kirke. 

13. (3) 1647. A tre of Atturney from Richard Gridley 
of Boston unto Jasper Rawlins of Roxbury to sue & psecute 
Robert Parks of Hartford for breach of Covenant touching 
his daughter Hannah Gridley, and to recover her out of his 
hands, signed & dated 10 th (3) lil. 

Saco in the . , ^ , , , , , 

oo sv^ IRA.-: r> t At a Court holden here the 

28- (3) -L-i-L Province of ., oth , A 

. , 12 th of August, -i- 

Whereas Henry Lin late of Pascataquacke in this province 
goeing from thence to Virginia, & carrieing w th him the 
greatest part of his estate there dyed, leaveing his wife & 
foure young children at Pascataquack in a very meane condi- 
tion & hardly able to subsist, All his goods in this Country 
amounteth to 14 1 } 18? 10? as by an Inventory exhibited to 
this Court appeareth, And his estate in Virginia amounteth 
to 5281 lb of Tobacco as by an Inventory sent from thence 
appeareth, but what he owes there or elsewhere we know 
not, but are informed that he was ingaged to divers persons 
beyond his estate 

It is therefore ordered by this Court that his house & 
lott in Gorgiana & all his estate in Virginia shall goe 
towards the payment of his debts, & that any one or more 
of his Creditors Repaireing to this Court or to the Recorder 
shall have tres of Administration for seizing on & recovering 
the said house lott & estate in behalfe of the said creditors, 
& the same or any part thereof being recovered to be payd 
pportionably to them all, the Charge in Recovering the 



78 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

same being first deducted, & that the remainder of his goods 
in this Country amounting to 4! 1 18? 10? shall goe towards 
the bringing up of the children of the said Henry Lin, & 
theire Mother to have the disposeing thereof for their use, & 
for confirmation hereof we have hereunto set o r hands the 
Day & yeare above written./ 

Rich: Vines r t: gene : 
Henry Jocelyn 

Robert Gard Recorded Richard Bonythor 

Nich: Shapley 
ffrancis Robinson. 

This writeing was p r sented to mee by the Widow Relict 
of Henry Lin aforesaid the 28 (3) 1647 & desired to be 
entred uppon Record. The originall being so Attested as 
aforesaid. 

[Page 64.] 

21. (4) l-ii Henry Pawning granted a tre Atturney 
to W m ffurber of Pascataque to Receive all debts due to him 
from any pson uppon the river of Pascataque : & to make 
acquittances, or to sue & psecute in due course of lawe. 

29 (4) 1647. Whereas Val: Hill stood bound in 2000" 
to Edw: Wetheridge & company for Deliverie of a certaine 
quantity of fish by the last of May or middle of June last 
w ch quantitie is not yet dd. Know yo u therefore that I 
W m Aspinwall Notary & Tabellion publ by Authority &c: 
at the request of the said Edw: Wetheridge and in his name 
& the name of the Company by vertue of mine office do here 
ptest against yo n Valentine for not complying w th the said 
Edw: Wetheridg & companie neither in respect of the 
quantity of fish, nor of the time, & that therefore yo u shalbe 
lyable & yo r estate (wheresoever the said Merch* 8 shall think 
best to seeke reliefe against yo u ) to make good all Damadges 
w ch the said Edward Wetheridge & the rest of the Merch 18 
either doe or shall susteine for not complying w th them. 
This protest thus written was read & publeshed by me the 
said Notary unto the aforesaid V: Hill Merch* 29 th of June. 
1647. whereto the said V: Hil replyed that, Course should 
be taken ere night to satissfy his ingagement. Ita attestor 
&c: 

3 (5) 1647 Whereas yo u Major Rob: Sedgwick &c as 
in M r Hills: 

Knowe yo u therefore that I William Aspinwall Not &e as 
above, protest against major Robt Sedgwick for not complying 
w th the said Edward Wetheridge & company 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 79 

That whatsoever Damadge the said Ed: & company doe 
or shall susteine through defect of theire just quantity of fish 
or want of complyance at the season appointed yo r selfe & 
yo r estate shalbe lyable to make it good in what place or 
Country soever the s d Merch 18 shall see good to seeke reliefe 
against yo? This protest thus written was published by me 
the s d Not. unto the s d Major R: Sedg: the 3 d (5) 1647. 
whereto he answer : that he had punctually pformed for his 
part, & that m r Hill pmised also to pforme for his part. Ita 
attestor &c: 

[Page 65.] 

Noverint universi p pntes nos Rob: Sedgwick de Charls- 
towne et val Hill de Boston in Massach: Mercat. teneri et 
firmiter oblig. Edwo Wetheridge de Boston p r dict Nanclero 
fferdinando Body, et Davidi Stephens Mercat. de Teneriff et 
Thome Tucker de Londino mere, in societate In duobq mill: 
libris sterling. Solvend seisd: (2d: fferdinand David et 
Thorn, predict suo eos alieni aut suo certo Attur: Execut:" 
vel administ. suis Ad quam quidem solucione bene et fid 
el fafcendu obligacun nos et utrunque uram pse & toto et 
in solido, hered. exec, et admin. -- p p r sentes : 
Sig: Dat. dio primo July 1646. 

The Cond: of this Obi: is such that if the above named 
R: Sed: & Val. Hill or either of them do well & truly pay 
or cause to be pay d unto the said Ed: Wetheridg, fferdinand 
Body David Stephens or Thomas Tucker or to any of them 
or to theire certaine Attur. the full & just sume of 11 hun- 
dred pound sterl in good & merchantable fish at 30 Ryalls p 
Kintall to be dd at or uppon the last of May w ch shalbe in 
the yeare 1647. in case theire ship be so soone arrived there 
or by the middle of June at f urdest, that then this obi. shalbe 
utterly void or else to remaine in full force. The place of 
paym* agreed on by both parties is at the Isle of Shoales. 

Sealed & dd in Rob: Sedg: & a scale 

presence of Valent. Hill & a seale. 

Rich: Blinman 
Edw: Mellowes: 

27 (5) 1SJJL A Copie of the Originall Bill of sale of 
the ffrigott Called the Content (of the burden of fourty 
Tunns) ffrom Capt ffrancis Rawstorne of London unto 
David Selleck of Boston Merch* for 112 1 ! w ch he acknowl- 
edged the receipt of : w th warrantie against all men from all 
suites troubles incumbrances claimes & demands perill of 



80 ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

sea fyre & enemies only excepted. Dat. 2. (7) 1645. & by 
me attested 27 (5) 47. 

3 (6) 1647 Peter Mudd presented to me to be entred 
certaine Agreements betwixt him & Raph Woory as folloeth. 
The 29 th of the (5 th ) 1647 

It is agreed & Covenanted betwixt M r Raph Woory & 
Peter Mudd as followeth. 

Imprimmis Petter Mudd hath ingaged himselfe to become 
a servante unto Raph Woory for one yeare next ensueing 
the Date hereof; to attend the lawfull occasions of the said 
Worry as well in the shipp as in the Barbados, or in any 
other place, at Ireland or England or Holland where the 
said Woorey shall goe. 

Itm the said Woory is to pay unto the said Peter the full 
summe of twenty pounds in such good & Convenient pay as 
may answer ready 

[Page 66.] 

money, w ch is to be paid the said Peter, one third part before 
he goes from New England & one third part in Barbados & 
one third part at the expiration of the tenure of one yeares 
faithfull service. 

Itm the said Woory is to find the said Peter dyet & all 
lawfull expences w ch the said Peter shall be at in the carry- 
ing along of the said Raph Woorys occations where he 
shalbe imployed about his busines. 

Itm the said Raph Woory is to allow unto the said Peter 
the freight of one Tonne of goods unto the Barbados to be 
Delivered there free of all charges ashore. Provided it be 
the goods of the said Peter & unto his owne pper Account. 

Subsc: Raph Woory 
Peter Mudd 



Joseph Dorney Atturney to Margaret Car- 
withen (as by a procuration dated the 2 Aprill 1647 under 
the teste of Henry Mills Notary Publicke doth appeare) did 
constitute William Parke of Roxbury his Atturney w th full 
power to aske receive acquitt & psecute Charles Tainter & 
George Hull of Connecticot & to substitute one Atturney or 
more under him witnes my hand. 

17 (6) 1647 Be it knowne unto all men by these pntes 
that I Glaus Cornelious of Rye in North Holland do 
acknowledge to owe & stand Justly indebted unto Robert 
Knight Thomas Breedon & Wrath Batherne the summe of 
thirty & one pounds & ten shillings the w ch I the aforesaid 



ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 81 

Claus doe bind ray selfe my execut & assignes to pay the 
aforesaid summe at all Demands & for truth I doe here sett 
my hand & scale Dat in Boston th 13 th of June 1646. 
Witnes hereunto Claus Cornelius & 

John Vellacot a scale. 

Robert Saltonstall 

20 (6) 1A1 A tre of Att e ffrom Thomas Bell of Rox- 
bury to Joshua Hues of Roxbury & Samuell Jackson of 
Scituate to receve 28 U of * 

[Page 67.] 

20 (6) -4-2- A tre of Atturney from James Oliver to 
Jonathan Brewster to attach sue implead &c: James Smith 
for all debts due from him according to the ordinary 
fforme. / 

21. (6) 1647. Isaac Walker constituted Isaac Allerton 
his Atturney to aske leavie &c: of Clawse Cornelius & Peter 
Claws the sume of seven pounds due by Bill & of the receipt 
&c: & to compound &c:' & to appeare in any Court &c: to 
sue &c: & generally to doe &c: Ratifying &c: 

Also a Copie of the originall Bill of 7" due from Cloyse 
Cornelius & Peter Cloise to John Cowdall payable the 3 (4) 
1647 in Bev*, Otter skins or money. w th an Assignment of 
the said Bill by John Cowdall to Isaac Walker the same 
day. 

21 (6) 164 7 I Thomas Broughton of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England Merch 1 have made ordained constituted 
& appointed & by these presents doe make ordaine consti- 
tute & appoint W m Paddy of New Plimouth in New Eng- 
land Merch* my true and lawfull Atturney & assigne for 
mee & in my name to aske leavie demand recover & receive 
of the severall psons here under named the summes of 
moneys hereafter mentioned viz of Jacob Woolversen brewer 
fyve hundred guilders due by bill bearing date June the 
17 th stilo novo & payable for time & manner of pay as in the 
s d Bill expressed : 

Of W m de Key Merch 1 of New Amsterdam twelve hun- 
dred fifty & two guilders twelve stivers due to be pay d for 
time & manner of payment as is expressed in his Bill beare- 
ing date July the 9 th 1647 as also the bill of Jacob Wool- 
versen before mencioned June 17 th for the yeare beares date 
1647, both w ch said summes are to be received in the New 
Netherlands at New Amsterdam of the psons who inhabit 
there. Giveing & by these presents granting unto my said 
Att* my full power strength & authority the psons before 

[* This entry seems imcomplete.] 



82 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

mentioned (if need require) to sue arrest attach impleade 
imprison & condemne & out of prison againe to deliver. 
And alsoe to doe & execute all & every other lawful! act & 
acts thing & things deed & deeds devise & devises (accord- 
ing to the manner & custom used & practises in that plan- 
tation) as well for & about the obtaineing recovery & receipt 
of the s d severall summes of moneys, as for & about the re- 
lease & discharge thereof & of every p l & parcell thereof as 
fully & wholly & in as large & ample manner & forme to 
all intents & purposes as I myselfe may might or could doe 
if I were personally present, & what soever my said At- 
turney shall lawfully doe or pcure to be done in & about the 
p r niisses I the s d Tho: Broughton doe & will ratifie & con- 
firme & allowe by these presents. In witnes whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand & scale Aug. the 21 th 1647. 

Stilo vet. 

In presence of Thomas Broughton & a scale 

Elias Parkman & 

attested by myselfe. 

[Page 68.] 

21 (6) 1647. Tho. Bell constituted W m Parke & Tho. 
ffoord Atturney to aske & receive of Tho: Thorneton 4 1 ? 7? 
due to W m Vsborne & 9. 11 4 8 due to Tho: Watts, by a pro- 
curation dated .29 (2) 47 from ffrancis Watts execut. of 
Thomas Watts & William Vsborne made unto Tho: Bell 
aforesaid. 

23. (6) 1647. Robert Knight of Bristoll Merch 1 consti- 
tuted ffran: Smith of Boston Cardmaker his lawfull Att r 
irrevocable to aske & receive &c: of Tho: ffowle late of 
Boston in N. E: the summe of 12 1 ! due by Bill Dated 21 
Aug. in the 22 th yeare of o r Sov: Cha: &c: & of the receite 
&c: Also to compound & agree, & to appeare &c: to doe 
say &c: w 01 power to substitute one Att r or more w th like or 
limited power & generally to do all that himselfe could doe. 

23. (6) 1647 fflorence Chapman late of Acominticus 
constituted W m Hooke late of Salisbury her lawfull Att r : 
&c: to aske leavie &c: of W m Dixon of Acominticus foure 
pounds ten shillings due by Bill; & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to sue implead &c: & generally to doe 
all things &c: 

23. (6) 1647. M r Adam Winthrop constituted Isaac 
Allerton of New haven his Attn r to aske &c: a debt of 
twelve pounds sterl payable in Bever to himselfe & Benja- 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 83 

min Gillom. & of receite &c: also to compound &c & to 
appeare in any Court or Courts in New Netherland or else- 
where to sue implead & pcute, to attach imprison & con- 
demne &c: &c. generally & w th power to substitute one Attf 
or more w th like or limited power. 

25 (6) 1647. Articles of Agrement made concluded & 
agreed uppon by & betwixt Capt. Jelmer Thompson Com- 
ander of the ship called the greate Garret now rideing at 
Anchor in Charls river nigh unto Boston in the Massach: 
Bay, & Cat John Clawson Smale Comand r of the ship 
called the Bev r now rideing at Anchor in the s d River on the 
one pt, & M r Raph Woory of Charlstowne Merch* on the 
other part, this 28 th of July. 1647. 

Imprimis the s d Jalmer Thomson & John Smale have & 
doe by these presents absolutely hyre & let theire above said 
two shipps unto the s d M r Raph Woory, for himself the s d 
Raph to transport & lade what merchantable goods or Cattle 
he please from this place to the Barbados: always pvided 
the s d Jelmer & John shall continue theire Comands over 
the s d ships & theire Companies. 

It is likewise agreed that the s d Jelmer & John shall con- 
tinue twenty dayes from the date hereof in the aboves d 
River or nigh thereunto & be assistant w tt theire men to re- 
ceive such goods or Cattle as the said Raph Woory shal 
require to be shipped & likewise to be assistant to the said 
Ra: Woory w th theire Carpent" in makeing what shalbe con- 
venient for the transport of the goods & Cattle the said Ra: 
Woory shall shipp aboard for the transport to the said 
Island, the s d Ra: Woory to be at all the Charges for the 
timber or workmanship what he shall thinck convenient. 

It is likewise agreed the said Raph shall pay or cause to 
be pd in manner & forme following 4.C & xxv 11 sterl for the 
freight of the s d shipps that is to say twenty pound sterl in 
ready money, and one hundred pound sterl in present Com- 
odities & at price as for ready money, the s d Jelmer & John 
to give a specification of what they shall require, & the said 
Raph to furnish them therew th as above s d & for 2.C pound 
sterl thereof to be p d unto the hono red Peter Steveusant. 

[Page 69.] 

Governo r generall of the new Netherlands, by M r Isaac 
Allerton uppon Certificate of the Arrivall & delivery of the 
s d freight at Barbados. & for the other hundred pounds sterl 
to be pay d . by Assignment upon M r Rich: Smith either in 
Bev r according to Coven* between M r Woory & the s d Smith, 



84 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

or in the same comodities at the same price dd. the s d M r 
Smith by the s d M r Woory, the other fyve pound sterl. to be 
p d here in such paym* as the s d Jelmer & John shall require. 

In consideration whereof the s d Jelmer & John do coven! 
& agree to Deliv^ or cause to be dd. such Cattle and goods 
as the said Ra. Woory shall shipp aboard the above s d shipps, 
uppon the s d Island of Barbados, the danger of the seas 
excepted. 

It is likewise agreed that in case the s d M r Ri: Smith shall 
not pay the above s d summe of one hundred pounds sterl. 
according to time appointed, then M r Isaac Allerton to pay 
it as afores* to the Gener 11 Peter Steveusant. 

It is likewise agreed that the s d Jelmer & John shall carry 
what pvisions & Commodities they have formerly intended 
to carry. 

Always pvided it is agreed that of the above s d 30 O u sterl. 
one hund. & twenty thereof to be p d unto the s d . John Smale 
or his Assignes at & according as above written w ch is in full 
payrn' for his part w th what he now at present doth receive 
as may appeare by Specialty under the hand of M r Isaac 
Allerton. 

It is likewise agreed that in case either of the s d shipps 
should miscarry in theire s d . voyage, then the other to receive 
the paym* remaineing Ratum pro Rato, to wit, for the greate 
Garrett 240 1 . 1 sterl. & the Bever 180 U sterl in the whole. 

Unto the pformance of all w ch Coven 1 . 8 the sd parties above 
written do oblige them selves the one to the other in one 
thousand pounds sterling, to be payd by him that shall 
defaile in pformance. In witnes whereof the parties to these 
p r sents interchangably have sett theire hands the day & yeare 
above written 

witnes hereunto Jelma Thomas. 

Richard Russell Raph Woory 

ffra : Norton. Jan Clawson Smale. 

In the originall the last section is thus written. The s d 
parties above written doe oblige themselves the one to the 
other in one thousand pounds sterling for the performance 
of them to be payd by him that shall defaile in pformance 
In witnes whereof they have interchangably sett theire 
hands the day & yeare above written. But all the 3 Copies 
have the words above. 

4 (7) 1647 Noverint universi : p p r sentes me Rodolphu 
Woory de Charlestowne apud Novang los teneri et firmiter 
obligari Tho: Bell de Roxbury in Quadringuit vigint duob q 
libris sterlinge p solvends eidem Thome sue, certo suo 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 85 

Atturnat execut vel administrat suis ad qua quidem solucio- 
nem bene et fidelit er faciend oblige me hered 68 execut et 
adminst r meos firmiter p p'sentes. Dat sigill die 30 mo. 
Augusti Anno Dni 1^.11. 

The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden Raph Woory shall pay or cause to be payd unto 
the above named Thomas or his certaine Att r . exec, or 
administr. at the house of m r W m Peak Woollen Drap. in 
Canon streete in London the full & just sume of two hun- 
dred & eleven pounds sterl (the other bond of the same 
date not being paid) at or uppon the last day of 7 **t r w ch 
shalbe in the yeare of o r Lord 1648. that then this oblig. 
shalbe voyd & of none effect, otherwise to remaine in full 
force & strength 

Seal & dd in p r sence of Raph Woory & a seale 

Richard Russell : William Aspinwall Nots publ 
teste mee Peter Mudd 

[Page 70.] 

6 (7) iSAl Strong ffurnell showed me a bill the 6 (7) 
47. the contents as followeth. 

Know all men that I Joseph Godfrey of Newhaven doe 
acknowledge my selfe indebted to Strong ffurnell soape- 
boyler at Boston foureteene pounds sixe shillings to be paid 
in 9 weekes to me in beefe at 3 d a pound & pork at 3* ob as 
it is put up fresh he beareing hafe adventure & freight & I 
the said Joseph the other hafe for the true payment of the 
above mencioned summe I the said Joseph doe bind my selfe 
& Administrators in witnes to deliver at Bosto. whereof I 
have set my hand the 22 th of August. 1647 
Witnes Godfre ^ Armitage subscr: Joseph Godfrey. 

10 (7) 1647. The Att r : from Tho: Hett of Hull, Coop, late 
of Stockingham in Lincolnshire unto Ephraime Child of Water- 
towne. to receive all rents & arreirages of rents for a certaine 
house of his in Stockingham Leased unto Henry Taylor as 
also his writeiugs and evidences left in the hands of Henry 
Searsey or any else also to acquitt or compound, also to sue 
implead pursue &c & generally to doe all things concerning 
the premisses w th power to substitute. & power allso to sell 
the said house & land & seale evidences. 

14 (7) 1&4J. Richard Pierce of Prudence Island in the 
Narrowgansett Bay did acknowledge the receite of twenty 
pounds of Elizabeth Dell Executrix of the last will & Testa- 
ment of Raph Dell of Bow in Middlesex due as a Legacie 



86 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

unto his wife Susanna daughter of John Wrighte of Walton 
Abbey parish in Essex yeoman: & doth acquitt & discharge 
the said Elisabeth of the said Legacie & every part thereof. 
Signed & sealed the 14 (7) before me the Not. publ. 1647. 

15 (7) 1647 Thomas Joye: my love remembered to you 
yo r wife & children these are to Certify yo u that wee had a 
very leake ship, that we have beene forced to pump every 
glasse since we came from thence by reason thereof wee 
have had greate Damadges, o r beere leakt out our bread 
mouldy o r fish rotten, all things have gone very contrary 
against mee, and since I came to the Barbados my companie 
have been very unruly so that I have little comfort in this 
voyage, here is no freight to be had, all things are scarce. 
I hope to set sail w th in 10 dayes after the date hereof I 
pray yo u pvide the boards for sheathings & foure hundred 
foote of pine plank of 2 purches & some 3 purches pray yo u 

[Page 71.] 

pvide them for wee Doe intend god willing to be w th yo u 
very shortly so w th my love to o r partner Shaw & his wife & 
showe him this letter so 1 rest yo r loving friend- 
Barbados this 23 of Clement Campion 

July: li. 

This is a true copie of such a writeing showed me by Tho: 
Hawkins. 

20 (7) 1647. Edw. Gilman of Hingham in the Massa- 
chusetts did constitute Major Nehemiah Bourne, & Rich. 
Smith late of Ipswich, his true & lawfull Atty? irrevocable 
Granting &c full power &c. jointly & severally for him & 
in his name to aske &c: of Capt: Tho: Hawkins late of Bos- 
ton in New Eng. certaine summes of money due by bond 
dated 2 (10) 1646. as by the same will more fully appeare, 
& of receipt to give acquitt: &c. also to compound &c: & to 
appeare before all Lords &c. in any Court or Courts w th in the 
Kingdom of Eng. or elsewhere to sue implead psecute arrest 
seize sequester attach imprison &c: & out of prison &c: 
& generally to do all things concerning the praises w ch 
the Appearer him self &c: & what soever his said Att e . 8 or 
either of them shall doe or pcure &c: the s d Appearer doth 
hereby ratify &c: In witnes whereof the s d Const? hath 
hereunto &c: 

20 (7) 1647. Isaac Walker of Boston appointed David 
Evans his Att to aske &c: of Edw: Harrison all such summe 
or summes of money Debts or merchandise as are due unto 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 87 

him the said Isaac unto his pp account or in partnership w* 11 
John Shawe, & to acquitt &c: & to fine implead &c: & gen- 
erally &c: ratifieing &c: 

20 (7) 1647 Hugh Burt of Linne yoeman the elder & 
Hugh & Thomas Burt his sonns granted a tre of Atturney 
irrevocable unto James Everill of Boston to receive &c of 
the execute" of Tho: Burt late of Dorkin in the County of 
Surrey deceased the summe of SO 1 .' viz* 20 1 . 4 for 2 years an- 
nuity due by the s d will to Hugh Burt senior. & ten pound 
a legacie to Hugh Burt Junior & Thomas Burt. & of the re- 
ceipt &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare &c: to sue &c: 
& generally to doe &c: & to substitute one Att r or more w th 
like or limited power. &c: 

22 (7) 1647 George Crispe of Plimouth in N. E: 
planter ordained Robt Crispe of S* Talwins in South wark 
mariner his true & lawfull Att*. irrevocable granting him 
power &c: for him & in his name & to his use to aske &c: 
all rents & arrieradges of rents due to him for certaine lands 
lying in Sandwich in Kent given to him by the last will & 
Testam* of George Crispe late of Blackwall in Middlesex 
Shipwright deceased & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to alien &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare before 
all Lords &c: to require law &c: to doe say &c: & generally 
to doe &c: w th power to substitute one Att r or more w th like 
or limited power ratifying &c: in p r esence sealed & Deliv- 
ered of Matt: Smith of Cbarlestowne Cord winder: 22 (7) 

[Page 72.] 

20 (7) iAi James Everill Att r Irrevocable of Hugh 
Burt senior & Hugh Burt Junior & Thomas Burt ordained 
Michael Rainer of ffriday streete, skinner, dwelling over ag* 
M r Ed: Parks, his Att r irrevocable to aske &c: of the Exe- 
cute 1 " 8 of Thomas Burt late of Dorkin in the County of Sur- 
rey cordwinder deceased the summe of 30 U whereof 20 U is an 
annuity for 2 yeares, due to Hugh Burt senior, & 10 11 an an- 
nuity due to Hugh Burt Junior & Thomas Burt & of the 
receipt to give acquitt: in due forme also to compound &c: 
& to appeare before all Lords &c: to do say pursue &c: & 
generally to doe &c: w th power to substitute one Att r . or 
more &c: w th like or limited power. Sealed & Delivered. 
Dat. 20. (7) 1647. 

25 (7) l^ Majo r N: Bourne of Boston Commd r of the 
ship Merchant ordained John Allen of Charlestowne in N: E: 
Merchant his true & lawfull Att r . irrevocable to aske &c. of Mf 
James Parker, Clerke, now resident in the Isle of Barbados 



88 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

the sume of 45 1 . 1 5 ? 6"? as by his ace* will more fully appeare: 
& of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound 
&c: & to appeare before all Ministers of Justice in any Court 
&c: to require lawe ayd &c to doe say pursue &c: & to re- 
ceive an account of 3 great Howies of Tobacco dd him. & 
generally to doe &c: w th power to substitute &c: ratifying 
whatsoever &c: 

Know by these p r sents that I Avis fflemon (now bound 
for Bilbor in the ship Defence) doe owe unto Henry Rash- 
leigyh of Boston in New England the sume of six pound six 
shillings w ch I oblige myself e to pay uppon demand in Eng- 
land to the said Henry or Assignes witness my hand. Bos- 
ton. 9 th Aug. 1AA4. 

witnes The mark A E of Avis 

Tho Lake. fflemon 

4 (8) UL1 John Chapfill of Linn in N. E: Collier 
granted power of Att r to True Chapfill his wife of Bromley 
in Kent to aske &: of John Waters Tailor of Chittingston 
in Kent an annuity of 3 11 passed due by deed of gift of the 
sd True before marriage unto the children of her former 
husband. & to acquitt &c: & to compound &c: & to appeare 
in any Court &c: & generally &c: w th power to substitute 
&c: & ratifying &c: 

[Page 73.] 

6. (8) -LO.1 James Wyton of Hingham marriner granted a 
tre of Att r : irrevocable to Richard Betscomb of Hingham to 
aske &c: of the execut 18 of the last will &c: of Thomas Wyton 
of Hooke norton in Oxfordshire yoeman deceased a certaine 
Legacie or Legacies given him by the said last will & of the 
receipt to give acquittance &c. 

7 (8) 1647. At the request of M* Russell I have here 
entred this ensueing tre of Attorney though it came not at- 
tested under any publ officers hand. 

Be it knowne unto all men by these pntes that I W m 
Jones of or neere the City of Cant 1 in the County of Kent, 
have constituted ordeined & appointed my beloved friend 
M r ffrancis Norton of Charls towne in New England my 
true & lawfull Atturney for me & in my name to aske & 
demand & to take into his possession all my lands & houses 
w th moveables now in the possession of Raph Mousall of 
Charls towne or whomsoever else, & them to sell & convert 
to my use either in money or Comoditie & one or more At- 
turney s to make or cause to be made either to gather in the 
debts or by way of factorage to sell those Comodities w ch 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 89 

shall come into the hands of my atturney & I doe ratify & 
confirme establish & allow whatsoever my said Atturney shall 
doe or cause to be done in the premisses. In witnes whereof I 
the said William Jones have hereunto set my hand & scale 
dated the thirteenth day of March in the yeare of the Reigne 
of o r Soveraigne Lo: King Charles by the Grace of God of Eng: 
Scot: ffr: & Ire: king defender &c: the 22th & in the yeare 
of o r Lo: God. 1646./ 

Sealed & Delivered W m Jones & a scale, 

in the presence of./ 
Josias Nichols 
Ambrose Drayner. 

7 (8) 16 47. Bee it knowne unto all men by those pres- 
ents that I Daniell King of Uxbridge in the County of Mid- 
dlesex Drap. doe owne & am indebted unto Edward ffirth of 
Sow r bie in the County of York clothier the Just sume of 
fiftie nine pounds seventeene shillings & six pence of currant 
English money to be paid to the said Edward ffirth or to his 
Executo rs or assignes at or before the first day of November 
next unto the w cb payment well & truly to be made & payd 
at the day above said I the said Daniell King do bind mee 
my heires Execut: & administ 1 in the penall summe of one 
hundred & nineteene pounds fifteene shillings to be payd to 
the said Edward ffirth uppon default of paym 1 of the above- 
said summe of 59 U 17" 06 d at the day above said. In wit- 
nes whereof to this Bill obligatory I have hereunto set my 
hand & scale. Dat the 6 th day of Aprill. 1639, in the xv th 
yeare of the Reigne of o r soveraigne Lord King Charles &c: 
Sealed & Delivered in p r sence Daniell King & a scale 

of us hereafter named 
Thomas Bishop 
ffrancis Wrey 

This is a true Copie of such a writeing p r sented to mee 
by Richard Bourne Atturney to the said ffirth & so signed 
sealed & witnessed as aforesaid. 

[Page 74.] 

9 (8) l-S-^-l. Noverint universi p p r sentes me Wil- 
helmus Berry de Boston teneri et firmiter obligari Wilhelmo 
Hudson Juniori de Boston predict in Quinquagint lib. 
sterl: Solvend eidem Wilhelmo Hudson sine certo suo At- 
turnat Execut vel Administ suis Ad quam quidem solucione 
bene et fidelif faciend 6 oblige me heredes execut et admin- 
istrat meos firmiter p p r sentes. Sigillat Dat die octavo 
Octobris Anno Dni l 



90 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden W m Bury shall pay or cause to be payd unto W m 
Hudson aforesaid or his certaine Atturney the full & just 
sume of twenty fyve pounds w th in two months after the Ar- 
rivall of the Paragon in England or the 1 B of Aprill w ch 
shall first happen at the white Hart in Holeborne, that then 
this present Obligation shalbe voyd & of none effect other- 
wise to remaine in full force & strength./ 
Sealed & Delivered W m Bury & a seale 

in the presence of 
William Aspinwall 
Nots publicus 

Quad virtute officij mei 

This was made void Rogatus usitato signo attestor 

by consent & a Bill 9 die Octobris predict. 1647 

sealed the 14 th of October. 

Willm Aspinwall Not publ 

11. (8) 1647. John Watson of Camb: N E: yeoman 
constituted Georg Hutchin of Cambridge afores d wheel 
wright his true & lawfull Att r for him & in his name to 
aske &c: of the Execut or Executrixes of the last will of 
Ric Walters late of Whickam in Count}' of Durham Smith 
deceased all Legacies sume or sumes of money due to the 
s d App r : by vertue of the said will, or any other right or 
title whatsoever legally descending to him from his s d grand- 
father or otherwise to take receive & dispose of to his use as 
his said Att r shall think best: w th power to Compound acquit 
sue implead psecute arrest &c: & generally to doe all thinges 
&c: 

30 (7) 1AA1 Samuel Cole of Boston in N E: yeoman & 
Margaret his wife daughter of Isaac Greene late of Mersey in 
the Count of Essex deceased, constituted Jo: Greene of Hat- 
field Brodoake in the Count of Essex theire true & lawfull 
Att r irrevocable granting him power in theire names & steads 
to Ratifie & confirme unto Edw Joslin of Colchester the 
sale of certaine Lands lyeing in Mersey aforesaid wherein 
the said Margar. had interest dureing her life. And deed 
or deeds of sale to make seale & dd, & to nominate or ap- 
point two or 4 of the tenants in the said Lordship according 
to the custome of the Mano r to appeare in the person of the 
s d Margaret to say doe acknowledge resigne, or any other 
Act ordered to doe in Court or out of Court according to 
the usage of the place in the name & behalfe of the said 
Samuel Cole & Margaret his wife whose psents they repre- 
sent for the confirmation of the alienation of her right & in- 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 91 

erest to the lands aforesaid unto the said Edw: Joslin. Al- 
lowing what theire said Atturney or any of those two or 
foure of the Tenants so nominated shall doe concerning the 
p e misses. 

[Page 75.] 

11 (8) 1647 Major Edward Gibones, Valentine Hill, 
Thomas Clarke & David Yale merch 48 appointed Thomas 
ffowle late of Boston gent & Rob: Harding of the same 
merch* theire true & lawfull Atturneys irrevocable int by 
& severally for them &c: to aske &c: of the Lo. Byron 
Baron of Rochdale, S r John Mennes Robt Jones or any other 
that had hand in the seizure of the Ship Adventu r of Boston 
whereof J: Cutting was M' as also of the Cargo, & of the 
receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c & to 
appeare before all Lords Judges & Justices there to require 
&c: to doe say &c: & generally &c: Ratifying whatsoever 
theire said Att r : or either of them shall doe in or about the 
Recovery of the s d ship & Cargo (seized by Author: or 
warr* from the said Lord Byron in the yeare 1644 as by the 
s d Lords tre & otherwise will appeare) or concerning the 
Composittion acquittances suites or other pceedings in La we, 
as fully & effectually to all intents & purposes as if them- 
selves had beene there present & acted & done the same. 
In witnes &c: 

9. (8) 1647. W m Hudson, Juni, of Boston constituted 
W m Hudson his ffather his lawfull Attr irrevocable to ask 
&c: of all & singular pson or psons in the Realme of Eng: 
all & singular debts summe or sum 8 of money or other Ac- 
counts due to the s d W m Hudson, Juni, or from any pson or 
psons w th in the Realme of Engl. & of the receipt to give 
acquittance or acquittances &c: also to compound &c: & to 
appeare in any Court &c: to doe say &c: & generally &c: one 
Att r or more &c: ratifyeinge &c: In witnes &c: 

Boston this 9 th of Octob: 1647 

9. (8) -L64JL I Wil: Aspinw. Not: & Tabell: pub. by 
Authorit: &c: att the request of Henry Shrimpton of Bost. 
in N: E: Att r to M r Jo. Bland of Lond. merch* w* him did 
goe & demand of M r W: Tyng of Boston the sum of 2C & 
fifty pound due by bond Dat. 4 Apr. 1646. to be p d in 
Bever, according to a Copie of the s d Bond sent attested 
under the hand of Ralph Hartley Not: publ. w ch being by me 
demanded M r Tyng answered as followeth ; 1, he executed 
his originall bond for that the paym* was here to be made in 
N E: 2 ly he conceives the pcuration insufficient to secure 



92 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

him, because the s d H: Shrimpton is not made Attu r irrevoc- 
able, neither had he brought him the Originall but a Copie: 
& for that the s d Attur doth refuse to give him bond to save 
him harmles. 3 1 ? M r Tyng answ r that after his agreem* w th 
John Bland, Edward Bland being principall) sent over 
Comission & received in N E in p* of his Account the sume 
of 13 1 1 2? 5 d whereof he demanded a Discount, but the Attur. 
said he had no advise thereabouts, whereupon the s d W: 
Tyng refused to make paym* untill sufficient power might 
come both to discount w th him & to give him a full discharge 
or till his bond be returned him & given in. \V ch answer 
being received, I the said Not r at the request of the s d Attu r 
according to the order given by the s d Joh: Bland, did in his 
name ptest against the s d W. Tyng for non paym 1 of the said 
Bond & for all Damages w ch the s d Jo: Bland doth or shall 
suffer by reason thereof. Quod virtute officij &c. 

[Page 76.] 

12 (8) 1&1 Ro: Keayne of Bost: N E: merc ht : did con- 
stitute Ben. Keayne his sonne & W m Gray at the Cross keyes 
in Burchen lane Lond. his true & lawfull Attu 1 ? granting 
them po wr &c: to aske &c: of all & singula r &c: & in pticl r 
of W m Willoughby of Wapping mariner, Tho Trowbridge late 
of N. Haven gent. & Stephen Wilk of Bristoll his execut. 
heires & admin: or any other (w ch reed & had the 5 bl of oyle 
consigned to M r James Powell of Bristoll for the use of the 
Apper 68 ) all & singula r debt or debts summe &c: & of the 
receipt to give acquit: also to compound &c: & to appeare 
before al Lords &c: to doe say pursue &c: & generally &c: 
w th power to substitute &c: ratifyeinge &c* In witnes &c. 

13. (8) 16-il Bee it knowne unto all men by these 
presents that I Richard Russell of Charlstowne in N: E: 
Woollen Drap. doe bind mee my heires Execut 8 or Assignes 
to pay unto M r John Miller of London Merch* or to his 
Executo rs or Assignes the summe of forty & twoe pounds 
twelv shillings for a parcell of goods sould mee by M r 
Thomas Bell of Roxbury in N: E: for his use in the yeare 
li-A e.. w ch payment is to be made by me Richard Russell or 
Assignes att or uppon the first day of May in the yeare 1648 
in Currant Money of England. In witness whereof I have 
made firmed & sealed this my bill this 13 th of October 13-i-L 
(If or his use) was interlyned before sealing & delivery 
hereof. By me Richard Russell 

Sealed dd in the & a scale, 

presence of 
Henry Shrimpton. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 93 

Be it knowne unto all men by these presents that I 
Richard Russell of Charlstowne in N: E: Woollen Drap doe 
owe & stand indebted unto Thomas Bell of Roxbury in the 
summe of ninety six pounds one shilling in currant money 
of England, ffor the true payment of w ch summe in Eng- 
land unto him or his Executo rs Att or uppon the first day of 
May next ensueing the date hereof I doe bind me heires 
Executo rs Administrat 6 . 8 firmly by these presents. Dat. the 
13 th day of Octob. 

Anno 



Sealed & dd in By me Richard Russell 

the presence of & a seale. 

Henry Shrimpton 

These two Bills are true Copies of the like writeings pre- 
sented to mee by Tho. Bell aforesaid so firmed & attested. 



13. (g) 15-il An Attest unto a Realease sealed & dd 
by Susan ffogg of Salem to Richard Gibb of London Refiner 
in generall for all Accounts excepting fifty pounds: 

[Page 77.] 

13. (8) 1647 Be it knowne by these pntes that I Will: 
Willoughby of Wapping in the Count of Midd. mariner do 
acknowledge my selfe indebted unto ffrancis Smith of Boston 
in the sume of eight pounds sterl to pe pd unto the s d ffra: 
Smith or his Assignes uppon the ould Exchang in London 
at or uppon the last of January uppon Demand. Unto the 
performance whereof I do oblige my selfe mine heires 
Execu rs & Administrat r3 in double summe witnes my hand 
& seale this 9 (8) 1411. 

Sealed & dd Will: Willoughbie & a seale. 

in pntes of 
William Aspinwall 
Notarius publ 

The aboves d ffra: Smith hath assigned the bill aforesaid 
unto Capt Robt Keine of Boston in N E: for valueable con- 
sideration by him acknowledged to be received & doth 
hereby Authorise constitute & ordeine the s d Rob: Keaine 
his lawfull AttF v? 1 full power to aske leavie recover & re- 
ceive acquitt compound sue implead arrest, condemne &c: & 
generally to doe all things concerning the p r misses as effect- 
ually as if himself were present. Thus acted & done in the 



94 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

towne of Boston the 9 th of Octob: 1647 w th power to substi- 
tute one Attu r or more w th like or limited power. 

FS ffrancis Smith. 

marke. 

Quod virtute officij mei 
Rogatus signo solito attestor. 
9'8, 1647. &c. 

13. (8.) 1^4-i Malachi Browning late of Watertowne 
N E: gent, constituted Capt Robt Harding of Boston his 
true and lawfull Atturney granting him power to compound 
& agree w th M r Tho: Browning of Mauldon in Essex Clerke 
for his title in reversion unto all those lands in Ratchford 
hundred in Essex wherein the sd Malachie hath an estate 
in Reversion & the said Composition to take & receive & 
there uppon to Deliver unto the said Thomas Browning a 
Release of the said Lands made & sealed by the s d Malachie 
bearing date w th the s d presents. 

14. (8) 1647. Bee it knowne unto all men by these 
presents that I Thomas ffowle & Valentine Hill of Boston 
in N: England merchants doe bind o r selves heires Executo" 
& Administrat 18 unto John Glover of Dorchester tanner in 
the surne of fifty pounds currant English money w th this Con- 
dition that the said Thomas ffowle his heirs & assignes 
shall well & faithfully pay or cause to be payed the sume 
of therty pounds currant English money unto m r Henry 
Ashurst or his Assignes at the signe of the 3 Kings in Wat- 
linge streete Drap. in or before the first of April next ensue- 
ing the date hereof w th out delay, then the former obligation 
of fifty pound to be voyd otherwise to stand in force. In 
witness whereof wee have sett to o v r hands 23 octob: 1646. 
Witnesses. Tho: ffowle 
William Tilly. Val. Hill. 
Matthew Chasse. 

This is a true Copie of such a writeinge presented to mee 
by John Glover aforesaid 14 (8) 1647 so signed. & attested. 

I granted a Copie 11 (10) 1649. 

[Written in margin] This was testifyed by the s d wit- 
nesses to be the deed of Tho. ffowle & Val: Hill, uppon 
oath taken at Boston 16. (8) 1647 before M r John Winthrop 
Governo r :/ 

[Page 78.] 

14. (8) 1^-1 John Glover of Dorchester N. E: Tanner 
constituted M r H: Ashurst of London at the 3 Kings in Watl- 
ing street Drap. his lawfull Atturney to ask &c: of M r Tho: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 95 

ffowle late of Boston N E: a certaine Bond of fifty pounds 
Dat. the 23 th of October l~i. & of the receipt &c: also to com- 
pound &c. & to appeare before all Lords &c: to doe say persue 
&c: & generally &c. w 01 power to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 



14. (8) ^-i-I An attest unto a tre of Creditt. wherein 
M r John Whittingham M r W m Paine & M r Robt Paine & 
M r Jonathan Wade give him Commission to take up goods 
for them to the value of two thousand pounds & bind them- 
selves to be responsall for all such goods as their Agent 
M r William Bartholmew shall take up for theire use. 

And further M r Whittingham M r W m Paine & M r Robert 
Paine did transfer! 1 the former credit uppon the like bond 
unto M r Jonathan Wade in case of M r Bartholmews Mor- 
tality or sicknes: 

15. (8) 1647 Rich: Stowers of Charlestowne & Hannah 
his wife the daughter of Henry ffrost late of Ipswich in the 
Count of Suff Mariner deceased did constitute Henry Rob- 
inson of Ipswich aforesaid theire true & lawfull Att r irrevo- 
cable, granting him power to aske &c. all such rents as are 
or shall be due to them for a certaine house & garden in 
Ipswich w cb was the pp inheritance of the said Hen. ffrost 
father to the s d Hannah scituate neere the tower Church in 
Ipswich afores d , & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c: & 
generally to doe all things &c: ffurther granting theire said 
Atu r . full power to sett lett alien & sell the said house & 
Deed or deeds of sale or other Assurances to make scale & 
Deliver according to advise of men learned in lawe. Rati- 
fieing whatsoever shalbe by him done &c: 

16. (8) 1647 Loving S r : 

I kindly salute : I was informed by this bearer Capt Shap- 
ley that yo r sonne past by o r Islands, if he had touched here 
assure yo r selfe he should have beene heartily welcome for 
the good report I have heard of yo n , though otherwise a 
stranger unto yo u , Sir this bearer haveing touched here by 
the appointment of M r Berkly & some men of qualitie in 
your countrey who had consigned a bill of exchange, & 
charged it uppon one M r Renner, who refuseing the same, the 
bearer lost his expectation wherefore I suppose a great deale of 
Damadg will fall uppon the non pformance, the s d Bill being 
ptested against, S r if there be ought in this place that may 
pleasure yo u , make use of 

April. 18 th . yo r assured loving friend 

Tho: Turner 



96 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Page [79.] 

Indorsed To my much respected frend M r Samuel Maver- 
icke in New England, these. 

This is a true Copie of such a writeing p r sented to mee the 
publ Notary by M r W m Berkley the 16 th . October. 1647 & 
desired by him to be entr d . 

18. (8) 1647. These p r sents witnes that I W m Bury 
of Boston in New England gent, doe bind my selfe & exe- 
cuto rs to pay unto Joseph Godferrey of Newhaven the full 
summe of three & twenty pounds good & lawfull money of 
England two months after the arrivall of the aforesaid W m 
in England. Unto the w ch paymt well & truly to be made 
unto the s d Joseph or his Assignes I have hereto put my 
hand Dat: the 21 th of Aug: 1647. 

Witnes Stephen Nowell p me William Bury 

John Partridge 

18. (8) 1647. Md. that I Thomas Trowbridge. Merch 1 
do acknowledge that I have received of Henry Webb, Drap. 
of Boston the sume of ten pound sterl to be laid out for him 
according to his direction for his advantage for the paymt 
of w ch I bind my selfe & execute 18 w ch goods to be sent by 
the first opportunity whereunto I set my hand the 20 th day 
of the 7 th month 1639. 

Boston, the 20 th ) p me Tho"? Trowbridge 

of the 7 th mo. 1639. j 1636 

This was p r sented to me the 18(8)1647 by m r Webbs man 
to be entred. 

19. (8) 164 7 . Henry Withington of Dorchester con- 
stituted Thomas Smith of London at the Meremaid in Wat- 
ling streete his true & lawfull atturney irrevocable to aske 
leavie recover &c: the sume of ten pounds due to him by 
bond from Henry Sands & Thomas Broughton of Boston & 
of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to sue arrest &c: 
& generally to doe all things: w tb power to substitute one 
Atturney &c: 

19. (8) 1647. Noverint universi p p r sentes me Hen- 
ricus Sands de Boston apud Novang: et Thorn Broughton 
de Watertowne Colon p diet teneri et fir miter oblig. Hen 
Withington de Dorchest r . colon. p r dict in viginti libr: sterl- 
ing. Sol vend eid. Hen r sive certo suo Atturnat. Ad quam 
quidem solucion bene et fidelit 1 " faciendu obligamus nos et 
utru'que urum p se to to et in solido hered execut. et Ad- 
minist nostros firmiter p p r sentes. Dat. Sigillat. die decimo- 
nono. Octob. 14-il. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 97 

The condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden Henry Sands & Thomas Broughton or either of them 
shall pay or cause to be p d unto M r Tho: Smith at the signe of 
the mermaid in Watling streete in London for the use of the 
above named H. Withington the full & just sume of ten pound 
sterl at or uppon the 24 th of June next ensueing the Date 
hereof, that then this obligation shalbe utterly void & of 
none effect, otherwise to remaine in full force or strength. 

[Page 80.] 

19. (8) J^ll. Sarah Barnes of Boston the wife of 
W m Barnes late of Gloucester in N E: being credibly in- 
formed of her husbands miscarriage of himselfe w lh another 
woman by whom it is reported he hath had a Bastard, but 
haveing not yet rec d testimonie under any Magistrats hand 
& he still deserting her as hath done about 3 yeares w th out 
shewing any reasonable cause, hath therefore constituted & 
ordeined & by these p r sents doth authorise & constitute m r 
W m Tory of Waymouth in N E: her true & lawfull Att r : 
giveing him full power & Authority for her & in her name 
to make diligent inquiry after her said husband, & whether 
such reports as goe abroad of his unlawfull & adulterous 
fellowship w th another woman be true, & if uppon certaine 
intelligence he find it so to be then doth she hereby Au- 
thorise her s d Att r for her & in her name & behalfe to sue 
out a Divorce for her there against her husband. Allowing 
& confirming whatsoever shalbe so acted & done by her s d 
Att r : by vertue hereof. And in case there be no cause 
setled in the Kingdom concerning Divorces or that they 
cannot be procured: then to bring over such Authentick 
testimonie of the truth of all things as may be pcured. & 
also to aske demand receive of & from her husband such 
Competent allowance as may be judged meete for her main- 
tenance & for her children: & if need be to sue impleade & 
psecute by all dues wayes & courses her said husband & to 
arrest seize sequest r attach &c: & generally to doe all 
things concerning the p'mises as effectually as if she herselfe 
were actuall present in her owne pson. In witness whereof 
the s d constituant &c: 



19. (8) l- 6 -4-l Wo r S^ fforty dayes after sight of this my 
3 Bill of Exchang my first & second not pd pay or cause to 
be pd unto M r Nathaniell Eldred or his Assignes the sume of 
eighty pounds sterling & is in value of Tenn Traine 

oyle of M l " John Manning for yo r Account: & shipped 
abord the Swallow. I pray yo u make good paym* at the 



98 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

day so god keep yo u . Dated in Carbonere this 16 th 7tem- 
ber. -LfcAl. 

Yo r Wo r s vt at Comand 

Antho: Belbiny 
To the Wo r Capt Rich Cranely 

Commission 1 " Navy Mrke lane London./ 

[Page 81.] 

19 (8) 16. <LL Majo r Edward Gibones, Val. Hill, Tho: 
Clarke, & David Yale of Boston in Massachusetts Mercht 8 . 
constituted Tho: ffowle late of Boston in N E. gent & Capt 
Robt Harding of the same Merch 1 theire Attur: irrevocable, 
granting theire s d Att rs : full power joyntly & severally for 
them & in theire names & to theire use to aske &c: of the 
Lo: Byron Baron of Rochdale S* John Mennes Robt Jones 
or any other that had hand in the seizure of the Ship called 
the Advent r of Boston whereof John Cutting was Mast r as 
also of the Cargo, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c 
also to compound &c: & to appeare before all Lo s : Judges 
&c to doe say pursue &c: & generally to doe all things &c: 
Ratifying whatsoev r their s d Att r s or either of them shall 
doe in & about the Ship & Cargo (seized by Authority or 
warrant from the s d Lo: Byron in the yeare 1644 as by the 
s d Lor 1 ! Lett r & otherwise will appeare) or concerning the 
Composition acquittances suites or other pceedings in Law, 
as fully and effectually to all intents & purposes as if them- 
selves had beene there p r sent & acted & done the same: In 
witnes whereof &c. Dat. 15 (8) -LLil 

20 (8) l4JL Noverint universi p p'sentes nos Edvard 
Gibones et Valentine Hill de Boston Mercator 8 et Thomas 
Broughton de Watertowne Mercat: teneri et firmiter obligari 
Johanni Phillips de Dorchester Yeoma in trecent et trigint. 
libris sterling: Solvend eidem Johanni Phillips sive certo 
suo Attur: execut vel Administrat suis. Ad quam quidem 
solucionem bene et fideliter faciend obligamus nos et 
utrumque nostrum p pse p toto et in solido heredes execut 
et Administ meos firmit r p r sentes. Dat. sigillat decimo sept: 
Octob: Anno Dni ll 

The Condicon of this obligation is such that if the above 
bounden Edw. Gibones Valentine Hill & Thomas Brough- 
ton or any of them shall pay or cause to be p d unto the 
aforesaid John Phillips or his Assignes the full and just 
sume of one hundred sixty & fyve pounds sterl at or before 
the last day of July next ensueing the date hereof at the 
signe of the Meremaid in Watling streete in London, that 



ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 99 

then this present Obligacon shalbe voyd & of none effect 
otherwise to reraaine in full force & strength. 
Sealed & dd in presence Edward Gibones & scale, 

of Willm Aspinwall Val: Hill & scale. 

Nots publ Tho: Broughton & scale. 

20. (8) 1647 Know all men by these presents that I 
John Whittingfram of Ipswich in New England doe make 
ordeine & constitute my good friend m r W m Bartholmew of 
the same towne of Ipswich my true & lawfull Atturney to 
demand recover & receive all such summe or summes of 
money as are due to mee from M rs Sarah Paine or any other 
whom it may concerne for a sixteenth part of the good ship 
called Sarah to demand recover & receive what moneyes are 
due to mee for the hyre of the said sixteenth part of the said 
ship at any time or times, giveing & by these psents granting 
unto my said Att r : full power & Authority for me & in my 
name & to my only use to arrest im- 

[Page 82.] 

plead imprison & all lawfull wayes & meanes to use for the 
recovery of the said summe or summes of the said Sarah 
Paine or whomsoever else it may concerne & being so 
received recovered & compounded to give or scale acquit- 
tances or releases as the case shall require, also to make one 
Atturney or more under him & the same to revoke again at 
his pleasure, houlding for firme & stable whatsoever act or 
acts my said Atturney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done 
in & about the p r misses as if my selfe were psonally p r sent 
to doe the same, in witnes whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand & scale this 13 th October in the yeare of o r Lord l^-il 
Sealed & Delivered John Whittingham & a scale, 

in presence of acknowledg- 
ing the same to be his act & 
deede before me William 
Aspinwall Notary publ. 
the 20 (8) 164JL. 

20 (8) 1647 Noverint Universi p presentes me Val. Hill 
de Boston apud Novang: Merc teneri et firmiter obligari 
Johanni Chickley de Bost: p r dic* in ducent trigint quat r libr 
sterl. Solvend. eid. Johann Chickley sive certe suo Att r 
execut vel administr suis Ad quam quiden solucionem bene 
et fideliter faciend obligo me heredes execut. et administ: 
meos firmif p p r sentes. Dat. sigill: Die. 16 Octob: 1$*7. 

The Condicon of this Obligaco n is such that if the above 
bounden Val. Hill doe pay or cause to be pd to the above 



100 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

named John Chickley or Richard Gilman his Assigne Grosser 
at the Princes arms on fish street hill in Lond. the full & 
just summe of one hundred & seventeene pounds sterl. at or 
uppon the twentieth day of July next ensueing the date 
hereof, that then this obligation shalbe utterly voyd & of 
none effect otherwise to remaine in full force & strength: 
Sealed & dd in p r sence p m Vail. Hill. & a scale, 

of mee William Aspinwall 
Not 8 publ: 

20. (8) 1647. John Chickley of Boston in N: E: mer t 
constituted M r Hugh Corren & M r Ri: Gilman of Lond. 
Grocers his true & lawfull Att r . s irrevocable granting them 
full power &c: to aske &c: of all & singul r debt 1 ' or debt 68 of 
theirs w th in the King* of Eng: all debts & Acco n . t8 summe or 
summes of money goods or Merchandise, & of the receipt to 
give acquittance &c. also to comp: &c: & to appeare before 
all Lo: Judges & Just: &c: in any Court &c: to doe say &c. 
& generally &c: w th power to substitute one Att r or more 
&c: Ratifying &c: 

20. (8) 1647 Peregrine White constituted Capt Robt. 
Harding Att r irrevocable to aske &c: of Judge Prother (who 
was a principall Actor in the seisure of the ship Advent 1 & 
pmised a legall hearing but did not pforme it) or any other 
pson who may be concerned hereby as assistant in the seisure 
of 800 weight of Tobacco his owne pp adventur & ten 
mooseskins of his, & for his Commission for 5 months after 
the rate of 3 11 p month: & of the receipt to give &c: also to 

[Page 83.] 

compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c: in any 
Court &c: to doe say &c: & generally to doe &c: w th power 
to substitute &c: Ratifyeing &c: 

20 (8) ll At the request of M r Hawkins & Nath. 
Long Att r or Agent for Capt Thomas Hawkins late of Bost: 
I W m Asp: Not & Tabel: publ by Authoritie &c: (together 
w th the s d Nath. Long & James Neale Merch ts ) did goe unto 
Ed: Gilman of Hingham, w th a Copie of an agreem* betwixt 
the s d Tho: & the said Gilman in my hands, w ch I did show 
unto him & read so much of the same unto him in p r sence 
of the s d witnesses as did concerne himselfe to performe. 
And did in the name of the s d Tho: Hawkins protest against 
the said Gilman, and further by these presents do ptest that 
whatsoever Damages the s d Capt Hawkins hath or hereafter 
may susteine by his breach of covenant & want of the Masts 
w ch by Covenant said Gilman was to deliver the last of [blank] 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 101 

&c (as further in the s d Covenants beareing date 
[blank] may more at large be scene) he the s d Oilman or 
whomsoever also it concerned in the said Covenants or the 
pformance thereof, shal be lyable unto, and responsall for in 
time and place convenient. Thus acted & done in the towne 
of Boston, in the p r sence of the witnesses aforenamed the 
20 th of Octob. 1647. The answ r given at the same time by 
the s d Gilman is as followeth. I* 1 that all the rnasts were 
readie before the day, but by providence were burned. 2 1 ? 
that they are all now readie. S 1 ^ that none came in Capt 
Hawkins name to demand them at the day appointed. 4 1 * 
that he is readie to make good all damages w ch may be 
charged uppon him for any neglect of his. w ch answer 
being wel heard & understood I have here truly related. 
Quod &c: 

25 (8) 1647 M r Thomas Alcocke, Loueing and kind 
brother my love remembered unto yo u & my sister & all yo r 
children hoping in God that yo u are in good health as I & 
my children are at this present time now praised be the Lord 
for it. Brother the cause of my writeing to yo u is this, I 
heard not from yo u a greate while until m r Richard Wright 
brought me newes that yo u were well, but he could tell me 
nothing concerning my children w ch is a great griefe unto 
mee. The parting from them was a great griefe unto mee 
w ch brought me nee re unto death but the Lord in mercy 
raised me up againe, blessed be the Lord for his mercie unto 
mee, But since m r Wright came over & can tell me no 
newes from them, w ch is a great griefe unto mee, & I am 
afraid that they are not well because it pleased God to take 
away my Brother out of this world before they were able to 
helpe themselves. w ch makes mee the more fearefull that 
that they be not so looked unto as if it had pleased Almighty 
God that hee had lived, for then he would have beene a 
father to them by his pmise unto mee. Yet if they be w th 
any of his friends I hope they will use them well for his 
sake. Brother my love remembered unto M rs Alcock & her 
children hoping in God that they are in good health the Lord 
revive his mercie unto them. And brother my earnest desire 
is that yo u would be pleased to doe so much for mee as to send 
mee a tre from yo u of them, & who they be w tb , & what 
trade they be, I should be very glad to see yo u or them if it 
might please God that it might be soe; if not, I must be 
content as well as God will give mee leave. The Lord in 
mercie to blesse us all & give us all grace to serve him as 
we ought to doe, 



102 ASPLNWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 84.] 

And so I rest yo r loveinge sister Elizabeth Whitehead of 
Lemintuu priors. Anno Dni X^_l 
Dated the 10 day of March. 

M r Francis Hall had my children over w th him, he did live 
in Buckingtun parish where my Uncle Darbie lives before he 
came over, but I doe not know whereabout he is planted, 
whether neere unto yo n or far of. He sent a tre or two unto 
his ffather since he came over, but nothing of my children 
w ch makes the more doubtfull of them. 

This is a true copie of such a tre presented to mee by 
Thomas Alcock aforesaid. 

25 (8) 1647 W ch Thomas Alcock constituted John 
Thompson his Atturney to aske demand recover & receive 
of ffrancis Hall of New haven the two sonns of the said 
Elizabeth to witt John Whithead & Thomas Whithead & 
them hither to send unto him theire uncle to be disposed of, 
& to sue implead & psecute the s d ffrancis Hall for detaining 
them contrary to the trust reposed in him, & to recover 
just damages, allowing what he shall do therein./ 

25 (8) 1647 Bee it knowne by these pntes that I W m 
Bury of Boston in N E: gent, doe acknowledge my selfe in- 
debted unto W m Hudson of Boston aforesaid the younger in 
the summe of twenty-five pounds due unto him for dyet & 
clothing w ch I doe Covenant to pay unto the said W m Hudson 
or his Assignes at the signe of the Cock at M r Joshua 
ffoots shopp at or uppon the first of March next ensueing 
the date hereof. Unto the true payment whereof I do 
bind my selfe my heires execut. & Administrat in 
double sume. witnes my hand & scale this 14 th of Octob: 
Anno D ni l^li 



Sealed & d d in William Bury 

presence of & a scale 

William Aspinwall 
pub Notary 

Malago the 9 th of Aprill 

4 (9) 1647 M r Roger Bathorne. 

These are only to intreate yo u to 

hono r the Acceptance of what Bills of Exchange M r Robert 
Knight shall have occasion to passe on yo u to the value 
of two hundred & fifty pounds that he may declare 
from N: England or N: foundland for the furnishing 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 103 

his occasions in these pts. the p r sent not offring els doe 
Comitt yo u to God & rest 

Yo r loveing brother to Comand 

Wrath Bathorne 
Deposed in Court 29 (8) 1647 
to be a true Lett 1 " of Credit 
by Robt Knight: 

11 (21) I granted a Copie hereof under mine hand. 

[Page 85.] 

4 (9) IALL Val: Hill of Boston Merch* constit. Isaac 
Allerton of N. Haven Merch* his lawiull Att r : granting him 
full power &c: to aske &c: of Thomas Bushrode of Kikatm 
in Virginia Merch 1 24 C of Porke & 60 barr Us Indian Corne 
due by bill, & 1850 lb w* of Tobacco uppon Account under 
hand of the s d Bushrode, & of the receit to give acquittance 
&c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c. 
there to require &c: to arrest &c: & generally &c. Ratifye- 
ing &c: 

11. (9) 1647 Samuell Adams & Mary his wife daughter 
of Emanell Eglesfield late of London haberdash. doe make 
or ordaine &c: Peter Bracket of Braintre in N: E. Yeoman 
theire true & lawfull Att r : granting him power &c: to ask &c 
of & from the Executo of the last will & Testam* of Elizabeth 
Eglesfield her grandmother a certaine Legacie due to the s d 
Mary. & also to demand & receive of the exec: of Emanuel 
Eglesfield what soever is due or comeing to the s d Mary by 
the death of her sister Hannah Egglesfield or her brother 
Samuel Eglesfield, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: and to appeare before all Lords &c: in 
any court &c to sue impleade &c: & generally to doe all 
things &c: w th power to substitute one Att r &c: Ratifying 
what sover shalbe by them done &c: revoking all former trs 
of Atturney. 

15 (9) l&Al Mr. James Carie brought a token in a bagg 
closed up from Oliver Callow Mariner from Newfoundland 
to Henry Messinger, w ch he Delivered to Sarah the wife of 
Henry Messinger in presence of me W m Aspinwall publ 
Notary, in whose presence it was by her opened, & at her 
request by me the said Notary tould, and was found to be 
the just summe of seven pounds sterl: Quod attestor virtute 
officij rnei. 15 (9) l- 6 -^. 

11 (9) J-S-il Josias Stanborrough of Southampton on 
Long Island granted a tre of Att r to Hesekiah Usher of Bos- 



104 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

ton bookseller granting him pow r in his name & in his wives 
name the daughter of H: Gransden of Turnbridge in the 
County of Kent gent, deceased to aske &c: all Rents &c: 
w ch are due or comeing to his said wife ffrancis by vertue of 
the last will &c. of H. Gransden aforesaid & of the receipt 
to give acquittance in due forme, granting him power to 
capitulate & agi^ee w th Capt Henry Hatcher or any other for 
the sale of his wives right & interest in the lands of the s d 
H. Gransden lyeinge in Stansteed Rotham & Ash in the 
County of Kent, promiseing & granting his s d Atturney that 
whatsoever Contract or Composition his s d Atturney shall 
make w th the aforenamed H: Hatcher or any other concern- 
ing the right of his wife ffrancis in or unto the Lands afore 
said, he the s d Appearer & his wife shall ratifie & make 
good, & that such Assurance as by advise of Counsell shalbe 
devised for confirmation of the said sale, the s d Appearer & 
his wife shall firme scale & deliver uppon reasonable demand 
at any time hereafter : also power to sue for all such rents 
as are due if neede shalbe. 

[Page 86.] 

15 (9) J-S-AJL Josias Stanborrough granted unto Heze- 
kiah Usher of Boston bookseller a tre Att r irrevocable grant- 
ing him full power &c: to aske &c: the rents of a house & 
garden in Banbury & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c: to 
doe say pursue implead &c: & generally to doe all things 
&c: w th power to substitute one atturney &c: also to set lett 
alien & sell the said house: & garden in Banbury given & 
bequeathed to him by the last will &c of W m Stanborrough 
his ffather late of Cannons Ashbie in Northamptonshire 
deceased & deeds of sale to make scale & deliver. 



16. (9) iS-ii. Mary Branden the widdowe of W m Bran- 
den late of Aston Clinton in the Count of Buckingham doth 
constitute Richard Baldwin of Milford in N: E: her true & 
lawfull Atturney granting him power to aske & receive an 
account of W m Branden & Th: Branden sonns of Th: Bran- 
den of Putnam in the Count, of Hertford yeoman of & for 
a certaine Messuage & lands in Aston Clinton aforesaid due 
& comeing to her & her son by vertue of her husbands last 
will & testament, & of the receipt to give acquitance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c: in 
any Court &c: to doe say &c: & generally to doe all things 
&c: ratifyeinge what shalbe by him done. 

17 (9) -LS-il John Holman of Dorch: gent, hath made 



ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 105 

&c: M r Tho: Bishop of Bredport in the Count Dorset 
merch* his true & lawfull Att r : to aske & receive all such 
Rents as are or shalbe due unto him out of Barwick fferme 
in the parish of Svvyer in Dorsetshire by vertue of the 
last will &c of Morgan Holman his ffather deceased & of the 
receipt to give acquitt: &c: also to compound &c: & to 
appeare before all Lords Judges &c: to doe say sue &c: & 
generally to doe &c: ffurther granting his s d Att r : power to 
alien & sell all his right & interest in & to the said Barwick 
fferme or any part thereof. & deed or deeds of sale to make 
seale & deliver in his name, and to doe all act or acts thing 
or things necessary & behoof efull. Ratifying hereby & con- 
firming irrevocably whatsoever &c: 

19. (9) 1647 A Certificat that Major Edw. Gibones hath 
payed 354 13? 6 d for Capt Combs he being arrested by 
ffrancis Willoughby at the suite of M r John Hayes, being 
bailed by M rs Gibones in her husbands absence 30 (8) 40. 
& acknowledged payd by M r Willoughby. 22 (8) 47. 

[Page 87.] 

19. (9) 11 Peter George of Braintre Oatmeale maker 
& Mary his wife the daughter of John Rowneing of Hunden 
in the Count of Suff : Deceased, did constitute Peter Bracket 
of Braintree in N: England theire true & lawfull Att r : &c: 
to aske: of the Execute of the last will & testament of the 
said John Rowneing or any others from whom the same may 
be due or comeing to them, a certaine Legacie granted unto 
the sd Mary after the Decease of her former husband Symon 
Ray, & of the receipt to give acquittance 'in due forme, also 
to compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c: in any 
Court &c: to doe say sue &c: & generally to doe all things 
&c: ratifyeing &c irrevocably whatsoever theire said Att r : or 
his substitutes (w ch by these presents they doe Authorize 
him to make) shalbe done or poured to be done &c: 

19. (9) 1&4-I Nathaniell Wilson of Roxbury constituted 
John Wilson of Halifaxe in Yorkshire cloth-worker his true 
& lawfull Atturney granting him power &c: to aske &c: of the 
Exer: of Nathaniel Holgate of Halifax deceased or the Exer 
of them a certaine Legacie given him &c: & of the receipt to 
give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare 
before all Lords Judges &c: to doe say &c: & generally to doe 
&c: \vi th power to substitute &c: Ratifyeing & confirming 
irrevocable whatsoever shalbe done by his s d Att r or Subst &c: 

19. (9) 1647. Henry Sandis constituted Tho: Bell of 
Roxbury his true & lawfull Att r : granting him power &c: to 



106 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL 

aske &c: of Capt Robt Harding the sume of one hundred 
fifty sixe pound xviii 8 due to him for a parcell of Moose 
skins, sould unto the s d Capt Harding, & of the receipt to 
give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare 
before all Lords &c: in any Court &c: to doe say pursue &c: 
& generally to doe all things &: confirmeing and ratifying 
irrevocably &c: 

20. (9) 1647. Whereas there be certaine lands lying in 
the parish of Rickmansworth in the Count. Buck, now or 
late in the possession of Henry Lane or of John Lane to 
the use of the s d H: Lane, w ch lands after the decease of the 
s d Henry doth rightly descend to Job the sonne of James 
Lane of great Missenden in Bucking: 

Now Job Lane of Dorchester N: E: doth constitute M r 
Lenthall minister of little Hamden in Bucking: his lawful 
Att r : w th power to appeare for the said Job in Court & there 
to doe all acts &c; according to the custome of the place, & 
all duties to pay & all w ch he shall doe by vertue hereof he 
doth ratifie &c: 

[Page 88.] 

22 (9) lejjL Boston y e 24' of Aug: lail 

Know all men by these p r sents that I Joseph Godfrey of 
Newhaven in New England gent: do acknowledg my selfe 
to owe and stand indebted unto James Astwood of Roxbury 
in New England yeoman the full & just summe of twenty 
one pound seventen shillings of good & lawfull money w ch I 
promise & ingage my selfe to pay or cause to be paid to him 
or his assignes at or before the 29 th of September next 
ensueing at the dwelling house of Hezekiah Usher in Bos- 
ton, To the w ch payment well & truly to be made viz*: in 
money bever moose or otter skins I bind my selfe my heires 
Execute Administrat firmly by these p r sents to doe & 
pforme the same, in witnes whereof I have sett to my hand 
& scale the day above written namely the 24 of August. 

16.4JL 

witnes Hesekiah Usher Joseph Godfrey 

Thomas Thorowgood. & a marke. 

I granted a Copie the 11 (4) 1648. 
Boston y e 24 of August mi 

22 (9) 1647. Know all men by these p r sents that I 
Joseph Godfrey haveing received of James Astwood of Rox- 
bury a pcell of goods amounting to twenty one pounds 
seventeene shillings & having bound my self to pay it by the 
29 th of September next ensueing the w ch if I faile to doe I doe 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 107 

by this ingage & bind my slfe to pay the said James Ast- 
wood in England at or before the first of June next ensueing 
w ch wilbe in Anno Dni 1648 & to pay three shillings & foure 
pence on the pound more w ch will amount to twenty fyve 
pounds ten shillings, the w cb this last payment if I faile to 
doe, I pmise to pay unto the s d James Astwood or his 
Assignes not only the principall but all the damage that 
shall fall on him by reason of the non payment all w ch ex- 
pressed in this Bill I bind my selfe heires executo" & Ad- 
ministrat by these presents & also to pay him in current 
money of England, in witnes whereof I sett my hand & scale 
the day above written namely the 24 of August J-S-i-2.. 
witnes Joseph Godfrey 

Hezekiah Usher & a marke 

Thomas Thorowgood. 

These are true copies of the like writeings presented to 
mee W m Aspinwall publ Notary the 20 th (9) 1647 by the 
above said James Astwood. 

22. (9) 1647. Bee it knowne by these p r sents that I 
Abraham Shurt of Pemmaquid doe constitute & appoint 
Robert Knight of Bristoll Merch* now residing at Boston in 
N: England my true & lawfull Atturney, granting him full 
power & Authoritie for mee & in my name to aske leavie re- 
cover & receive of John Manning of Boston merch* & 
Nicholas Treroise of Charlstowne mariner the summe of 
Seventy pounds ten shillings sterl due by bill dated the 13 th 
May 1643 & all damages due for forbearance, & of the 

[Page 89.] 

receipt to give acquittance in due forme, also to sue implead 
arrest imprison & psecute in due course of lawe, and gener- 
ally to doe all things concerning the premises w ch I my selfe 
might do if I were personally p r sent w th power to substitute 
one Atturney or more under him, ratifyeing hereby whatso- 
ever shalbe done by them by vertue hereof, witness my 
hand this 27(7) &1. 

Seald & dd Abraham Shurt 

in psence of & a scale 

William Aspinwall 
Notarius publicus./ 

22. (9) 1647. Bee it knowne by this p'sent obliga- 
tion, that John Manning Merch* & Nicholas Treroise both 
living at Mathusetts bay in New England. At p r sent being 
in the Hand of fyall & bound for the said port in New Eng- 
land in the Rebecca, that we doe owe & acknowledge 



108 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

o'selves to be indebted unto William Pennicott resident in 
the Hand of fyall the full & lawfull sum of seventeene pounds 
& tenn shillings sterl the w ch we above named John Man- 
ning & Nicholas Treroise doe oblige o r selves to pay unto 
W" 1 Penicott or to his assignes w^in the time or space of 
sixe months after the date of this, in the Island of fayall 
the value of the said summe of money in good dry fish 
traine oyle pipestaves & hoopes of each sorte the quantity 
that I William Penicot shall think good allowing for the s d 
goods as the price current shalbe at that time in this Island 
for ready money. And if that in case the said M r John 
Manninge or Nicholas Treroise should any wise miscary the 
w ch God forbid, that then the full summe of seventeene 
pounds & ten shillings sterl shalbe satisfyed or paid to the 
above W m Penicot or twoe his Assignes in New England by 
theire Executo rs administrate 18 or assignes in good & lawfull 
money of England, And further it is agreed that in case either 
of the aforenamed parties after theire arrivall to New England 
shall neglect to send the said goods to the value of the said 
summe in the space of two months after theire arrivall that 
then they shall pay the said summe to Abraham Shurt 
Merch* & in his absence to M r Roger Gard & in the absence 
of them both to M r . Samuel Maverick all liveing in New 
England, ffor the prformance of w ch we do oblige o r psons 
goods & the said Shipp the Rebecca. In witnes whereof we 
have affirmed to two of this date w th o r hand & scales one of 
w ch being satissfyed the other to be voyd, this in fayall the 
13 of May 1643. 

Signed sealed & dd John Manning & a scale 

in the p r sence of us Nicholas Trerise & a scale 

Abraham Yee 
John Risdon. Endorsed./ 



22. (9) ll I Robert Knight Atturney unto Abraham 
Shurt & W m Penicot doe acknowledge to have received of 
John Manning & Nicholas Treroise of Boston in New Eng- 
land a bond of sixty pounds payable the first day of June 
1648 in merchantable dry cod fish as the price Current shall 
govern 

[Page 90.] 

then when it shalbe due, w h is in full of this w th in specifyed 
obligation. And therefore I doe fully release acquitt & dis- 
charge the fore said John Manning & Nicholas Treroise from 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 109 



this w th in specifyed & all others of the same nature, & for 
truth I doe sett my hand & scale, Boston the 20 th 9 ber : -14*1 

witness hereunto p r Robert Knight 

Robert Nash & a seale 

James Neale 

William Aspinwall Notarius publ. 

22 (9) 1647 Nove r int unive r si p p r sentes nos Nicolau 
Trerise de Charlstowne in Nova Anglia Nauce er et Johanne 
Manning de Noddles Island in nova Anglia Mercat teneri et 
firmiter obligari Samuel An[drevvs]et Johannem Gard insule 
de faiall in regno Portugallia mercator executor 68 administr: 
vel assignatis nostris in Quingnites Coronatis bene et legalis 
moneto Portugali, ad quam quidem solucionem bene et 
fideliter faciendu. obligamus nos et utrumque nostrum p 
se et p toto heredes et executores nostros sigillo nostrorum 
sigillat. Dat May 1643. anno, i:/ 

The Condition of this obligation is such that if the w th in 
bounden Nicholas Trerice & John Manning pay or cause to 
be paid in this Hand of fayall unto Samuel Andrews & John 
Gard or either of them or theire assignes at or before the end 
of November this p r sent yeare one thousand six hundred 
fourty & three the just sume of one hundred thousand Reis 
portugall Monie that then this p r esent obligation to void 
& of none effect, or if in case the above s d Nicholas Trerice 
& John Manning pay or cause to be paid in New England 
unto Roger Gard the above s d summe or value of one hundred 
thousand Reis w th fourty p cent pfit takeing a discharge of 
the s d Roger Gard that then this obligation to be void & of 
none effect or else to stand & remaine in full force power & 
vertue 

Dated ut supra & witnessed w lh o r hands & seales 

Signed sealed & dd Nicholas Treriese 

in presence of us John Manning 

John Townesend 
Thomas Totnell 
John Wilson 

Wee whose names are here under written doe certify 
that the above is the true Copie of an obligation w ch wee 
have seen uncancelled in the hands of Samuell Andrewes & 
John Gard in witnes whereof we have sett o r hands in the 
Hand of ffayall the 28 th of March *-*l 

Nathaniell Long Augustine Walker 

John Hanneford 
Endorsed. 



110 ASPECT WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 91.] 

I James Neale Atturney of John Gard & Samuell Andrews 
doe acknowledge to have received of John Manning & 
Nicholas Treroise the summe of one hundred thousand Re is 
in full of this w th in specifyed Bill & do hereby acquitt & 
discharge the said Manning & Trerice of & from the same, & 
hereby oblige my self & the said Gard & Andrews to cancell 
the said Originall Bill at my arrivall at fyall or send it to the 
said Manning or Trerice w th acquittance from the said Gard 
& Andrewes witness my hand this 10 th day of November 1647. 
I say hand & scale the day & yeare aforesaid 
Witnes hereunto James Neale & a seale. 

Robert Knight 
William Phillipps 
William Aspinwall Notarius publ. 

22 (9.) J--il Bee it knowne unto all men by these 
p r sents that wee Samuel Andrewes & John Gard Merch' 8 
now Resident in the Island of fayall in the Kingdom of 
Portugall have made constituted ordained & appointed & 
by these presents doe make constitute ordaine & appoint 
James Neale of this Island of fayall Merch 1 o r true & lawfull 
atturney for us & in o r names steed & place & to o r use & 
behoofe to aske demand leavie recover & receive of & from 
John Manning & Nicholas Trerice of New England or either 
of them all & singular such summe & summes of money due 
& oweing unto us by & from the said John Manning & 
Nicholas Trerice by virtue of one or more severall bills obli- 
gacons or writeings obligatory under the hands & scales of 
the said John Manning & Nicholas Trerice as by the same 
more at large may appeare Giveing & by these p r granting 
o r said Atturney James Neale o r full and whole power & 
Authority the said John Manning Nicholas Trerice uppon 
every or any of the said Bills obligations or writeings obliga- 
tory (if need require) to sue arrest implead & psecute by 
all lawfull ways & meanes in any parts places or Kingdomes 
before all & every or any Judge Justice Minister or Minis- 
ters of the La we whatsoever, and uppon receipt of such summe 
& summes of money the said Bills obligations or writeings 
obligatory & every or any of the same to Cancell & Deliver 
up to the said John Manning & Nicholas Trerice & theire 
assignes, or tres of Acquittance or other sufficient discharges 
& releases to make seale & as o r act & deed to Deliver to 
the said John Manning & Nicholas Trerice, & also Atturney 
or Atturneys one or more under him the said James Neale 
(if need be) to make substitute & appoint, and at his will 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. Ill 

& pleasure againe to revoke & recall, & generally to act doe 
compound conclude agree pforme & finish all & every act & 
acts thing & things necessary to be done & performed touch- 
ing the. premises as fully & amply as if we our selves were 
psonally present at the effecting thereof. In witnes 

[Page 92.] 

whereof we have hereunto put o r hands & scales in the 
island of ffyall this eighteenth day of March Ann Dni i^-Al. 
Sealed & dd in the presence of us 

Nathaniell Long John Gard & a seale. 

Augustine Walker Samuel Andre wes 

John Hanneford. & a seale. 

23 (9) 1647 Thomas Mayhew of Martins Vineyard 
Mercht (Guardian to Tho: Paine son of Thomas Paine 
of London Merch* by the voluntary choice of the said 
Tho: Paine made before sufficient witnesses the 14 th 
of October last as further is certifyed under the seale 
of the Country) did constitute Capt. Robt. Harding 
of Boston in N: England & M r Samuel Shepheard of 
Cambridge in N: England his true & lawfull Att r grant- 
ing them power jointly & severally for & in the name 
of the said Appearer but to the use of the said 
Thomas Paine to enter & take possession of the lands & 
Tenements of the said Thomas Paine scituate & being in 
Whittlebury in Northamptonshire & lease or leases of the 
said lands to make for the space of two yeares provided no 
such lease be made in reversion, also to aske leavie recover 
&c: all rents arrierages of rents Issues or other pfitts of the 
said lands w ch are or shalbe due to the said Thomas Paine 
the heire or unto his Guardians for his use, & of the receite 
to give acquittance & c also to compound &c: & to appeare 
before all Lords &c: to doe say &c: & generally to doe all 
act or acts thing or things needfull & c : w th power to substi- 
tute &c: Ratefying what soever shalbe by his s d Att r or Sub- 
stit done &c: revoking all former tres of Att r : 

22. (9) 1647 Anthonie Low granted a lett r Att r to 
John Prick Tallow chandler in Alderman Bury to receive a 
Legacie given him by the last will & testament of Mary 
Smith late of Cheapside or Aldermanbury deceased, of & 
from the Execute" of the said Mary Smith or the Execute 18 
of them, w lh all pfitt due for the same, & of the receipt &c: 
& to compound & agree &c & to appeare before all Lords 
&c: to doe say & c : & generally to doe &c: ratifieing &c: 



112 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

22 (9) 1647 John Phillips granted a tre Att r to Tho: 
Smith of London dwelling at Meremaid in Watling streete 
generall for all debts & all psons: 

22. (9) 1647 W m Hamond granted a tre Att r unto 
Thomas Hamond his sonne to aske & demand of the Lord 
of the manor the possession of certaine lands in Lavenham 
in Suffolke w ch were the possession of Rose Steward his 
mother, & composition for the same to make w th the Lord: 
Avouching & Ratifying &c 

[Page 93.] 

I Edward Wells of Boston in N: E: doe ingage my selfe to 
deliver to Capt Gibbins for the Account of Valentine Hill 
of the same the just halfe pte of what I receive of Edw. 
Harrison in Virginia uppon a Bill of fourty eight pound three 
shillings & 6 d - w ch is due to the said Valentine & Edward, 
witness his hand this 13 th Sept. 4_I the said Valentine to 
stand to halfe the charge of Recovering it. 
witness Edward Wells. 

John Hill. 

This is a true Copie of such a writeing p r sented to mee the 
30 (9) by Valentine Hills man. 

[Page 94 blank.] 

[Page 95.] 

23. (9) 1647. I testifyed unto a Copie of a first Bill 
of Exchange for ten pound Drawne by Rich: Denny uppon 
M r Robert Keyes of Newbery in N: England, beareing date 
7 th May 1647 to be paid to M r Rich: Scott at 20 dayes sight. 
w ch Rich: Scott assigned the same to Edw: Hutchinson of 
Boston the 10 th August 1647. 

Under w ch was an Answer from Sarah Kyes widdow w ch 
I did believe to be her hand./ 

23. (9) 1647. ffrancis Wainewright & Phillip his 
wife of Ipswich in N: England, did constitute W m Norton 
Merch* theire lawfull Att r to recover & receive for them a 
Legacie given the said Phillip by the last will & testamt of 
Georg Sewell of Hasted in the County of Essex deceased 
w th power to compound sue acquit & generally all acts con- 
cerning the p r misses. also to receive Rents & sell or alien 
such lands as are given to the s d Phillip by her said father 
Georg Sewell. Ratifying irrevocably whatsoever shalbe 
by him so done. Unto w ch (bearing date 20 th November 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 113 

1647. I gave a pbable attest uppon the witnes of M r John 
Norton. 23. (9) 1647. Also I made another tre of Attor- 
ney to John Tuttle of Ipswich. Dat. 25 (5) according to 
the former teno r . ^^ 



23. (9) lx. Edw. Bendall of Boston in N E: consti- 
tuted M r Hen Hoop upholster at the Sun & Globe in 
Cornewall his Att r to recover 20" of M r John Bewford w th 
due damages, granting him power of substitution. 

23 (9) 1AI. Benjamin Gillam ordered Thomas Bell 
to pay his Bills of Exchange to John Parke or his assigiies 
out of the pduce of his pt of the Cargo, & if that ffall short yet 
to satisfy & ingaged his body & goods to make him satisfac- 
tion. 

25. (9) JLOJL. ffrancis Smith granted a tre of Att r w th 
full power to sue & psente Capt ffrancis Champ'noone & 
Conveying a mare & coult he bought of the 
said & Capt Champ'noone recovered a judgment for 

the same agt ffrancis Smith wherein he gives him power of 
substitution. 



23 (9) IAAI. Boston in New England 23. (9) I 
Bee it knowne by these pntes that I William Hudson of 
Boston Junior do acknowledge my selfe indebted to Lewis 
Kidbie of London mariner in the just summe of twenty fyve 
pounds sterl to be paid unto him or his Assignes at 
M r Joshua ffootes shopp at the Cocke in gracious streete in 
London by fyve pounds a yeare, yearly uppon the 28 th of 
ffeb: The first payment to be made the s d 28 th of ffeb: one 
thousand six hundred fourty & nine. & so successively each 
28 th of ffeb: in the yeares ff olio wing Untill the same be paid. 
Unto the true pformance whereof I doe bind my self mine 
Executo 18 & administrate 1 * firmly by these presents. 

[Page 96.] 

Witnes my hand & scale this 23 th of Novemb r 1647. 
Sealed &d d William Hudson 

in presence of & a scale. 

William Aspinwall 
"Notarius publ. 
Christopher Lawson 

11 (10) ISJLL. Agnes the wife of W m Edwardes of 
Hartford uppon Connecticot by vertue of a procuration 
from her said husband dated 4 (9) 1647 signed W m Ed- 
wards & sealed, witnessed John Talcott & John Steele, or- 
dained Timothie Prout of Boston mariner her lawfull 



114 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOEDS. 

Atturney, granting him power in her & her husbands name 
to aske &c: all such money plate househould goods or chat- 
tells of & from the Executors of the last will of Jeelian late 
wife of Henry Mumter of Buttalls Algate parish in London 
deceased. & to acquitt, sue &c: arrest: & power to substitute 
one Attur. or more. Also to receive six pounds of M r W m 
Hoare due from Thomas Olcott. 

17 (10) 1647 This Indent 6 made the 12 th of Septembe' 
An Dno one thousand six hundred fourty & fyve, witness- 
eth that I Edw: Collins of Cambridge in N:E: merch 1 have 
received of & by the appointm* of M r Rich. Glover of London 
gen 1 , and Rebecca his wife (late the wife & Executrix of the 
last will & Testarn* of Matthew Craddock of London 
merch*) & Thomas Andrews of London Citizen & Lether 
seller & Damaris his wife, the true & reall value of three 
hundred pounds sterl. in severall sorts of Cattle, delivered 
me at Medford ffarme in New England, as hereunder in the 
pticulars appeares, by theire severall apprizments ; as they 
were apprized by the appointment of me Edw: Collins for 
my selfe, & by John Jorden Assign e & Atturney of the 
aforesaid Rich: & Rebecca Glover, & Thomas & Damaris 
Andrewes, by Thomas Bridges & Richard Jackson of Cam- 
bridge, Thomas Pierce & Edw: Converse of Charlstowne in 
N: England aforesaid, being apprizors indifferently chosen 
by us as aforesaid, the pticulars followeth, viz 1 seven heifers 
one yeare ould at thirty foure shillings each, is eleven 
pounds eighteene shillings, Twoe Bulls of the same yeare, at 
three pounds foure shillings, niene steeres of the same yeare 
thirteene pounds ten shillings: six Cow Calvs six pounds 
eighteene shillings: two Bull Calves, one pound six- 
teene shillings: nine steere Calvs, nine pounds: six 
heifers of two yeere ould fifteene pounds twelve shillings: 
foure steeres & one Bull, twelve pounds: fifteene Cowes, 
seventy pounds fifteene shillings: fyve Cowes more, at 
twenty one pounds ten shillings: eight oxen for worke, ffiftie 
seven pounds Is 74 head of Cattle am? 223V 3f (H more one 
yong bay mare, nine pounds: one bay mare filly two yeare 
ould, foure pounds ten shillings: one gray mare, six pounds 
ten shillings: one black mare, three pounds ten shillings:- 
one mare filly, at 

[Page 97.] 

thirty fyve shillings Is fyve mares yong & ould am? unto 
25 1 1 5? 0? More seventeene greate hoggs at thirty pounds 
twelve shillings: seventeene lesser hoggs at seventeene 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 115 

pounds: eight smale boggs at foure pound Is in all 42 swine 
51 1 . 1 12f 00<! All w ch Cattle mares & swine amount unto 
three hundred pound sterl. w ch I the aforesaid Edward Col- 
lins doe acknowledg to have received by vertue of a tri- 
partite Indent 6 made the first day of March 1644. & in the 
twentieth yeare of the reigne of o r soveraigne Lord Charles 
by the grace of God, King of England Scotland ffrance & 
Ireland defend" of the ffaith &c. Betweene Rich: Glover & 
Rebecca his wife of the first part, Thomas Andrewes & 
Damaris his wife of the second part, and Edward [Col- 
lins of] Cambridge in N: England aforesaid of the third 
part, The w ch summe of three hundred pounds sterl, or the 
value in theire severall kinds as above expressed, is by me 
the s d Edw. Collins to be made good, according as therein -is 
mencioned at large, in the aforesaid tripartite Indenture: & 
I acknowledge to have by mee an Inventory of the pticulars 
aforesaid. In witnes of the truth I have hereunto sett my 
hand & seale. 

Signed sealed dd in presence Edward Collins 

of us the 12 th of October l^JLL & a seale. 

John Jorden & Nicholas Davison. 

This is a true Copie of such a writing p e sented to me W m 
Aspinwall Not. publ by the aforesaid Nicholas Davison. 

17 (10) JL&4-L These Articles of Agreeing covenanted & 
agreed uppon betwixt George Ludlow of N: England 
Merch 1 , & John Jolliff agent for m r Matthew Craddock of 
London merchant, witnesseth 

1. That whereas the s d George Ludlow hath shipped 
aboard the good ship called the New Supply John Cutting 
Mf for London fourty & one hogsheads of Virginia leafe 
Tobacco q l : 

marked as in the margent, w ch by 
G. L. 36 hhs vertue of his order indorsed on the 
A. G. 5 hhs back side of the bill of ladeing are to 

be dd unto the s d Matthew Craddock 

41 hhs in London merch*: the s d John Jolliff 
doe praise, & bind himselfe his Exe- 
cute 18 & Administrato that the s d Matthew Craddock shall 
indevo r to land and receive the said fourty & one hogsheads 
of Tobacco, & according to his best Judgm' make sale of 
the same, as the times will afford, and out of pduct, have- 
ing first paid himselfe, all such freight custome & other 
charges as the said Matthew shall have disbursed uppon 
the fores d pcell, as also having p d himselfe the summe of 



116 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

three hundred & three score pounds disbursed here in N: 
England by the Agents of the s d Matthew Craddock, unto 
the s d George Ludlow, the remainder & surplus of the pduct 
of the s d fourty & one hogsheads shalbe well & truly paid 
by the s d Matthew Craddock unto the said Georg Ludlow or 
his assignes. 

2. That the said Matthew Craddock shall on this pcell 
of Tobacco, in this p r sent voyage where it is now laden, 
beare the sea adventu r of the three hundred & sixty pounds 
already paid in N: England according te the ordinary course 
of assurances. 

3. Also the s d Georg Ludlow doth hereby bind himselfe 
his heires Executo rs & Administrate to pay unto Matthew 
Craddock of London mercM or his assignes, whatsoever the 
s d fourty & one hogsheads of Tobacco being sould 

[Page 98] 

& the pduct shall want, of paying unto the s d Matthew Crad- 
dock the summe of three hundred & three score pounds afore 
mentioned w th freight and custome & all other charges, 
needfull, uppon intelligence & certificate from the s d Matthew 
Craddock of the same, in witnes whereof both the parties to 
these presents have hereunto put theire hands & scales this 
27: September 1637 

There being foure Agreements of this tenure & date. 

Signed sealed & dd George Ludlow & a scale 

in the presence of us John Jolliff & a scale 

Joh: Harrison 
Nicholas Davison: 

This is a true copie of the like writing p e sented to me W m 
Aspinwall Notary publ by the abovesaid Nicholas Davison. 
21 th day of the 10 th month ^SAl 



21. (10) -iAl M r W m Berkeley wee doe in o r owne 
names severally & Jointly make demand of yo u to shipp 
uppon the Ship Expectation two hundred Kintalls of fish at 
ten Ryalls a Kintall freight according to agreemt first made 
by me John Hatly w 01 John Turner hereunto subscribed, & 
sithence by Agreement conveyed to yo u by mee the said 
Hatly, the said ship being now readie w th all Requisitts to 
receive the s d fish according to Custome, & wee doe hereby 
pfesse to recover all such dead freights as shalbe by law 
recovered for default thereof, hereby manifesting o r selves to 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 117 

have beene readie these twoe dayes & are still to receive the 
said fish aboard the aforesaid Shipp. So we rest yo es as yo u 
deale w" 1 us 

John Hatley. 

John Turner. 

This writeing was p r sented to the above d Mr. Berkley 
by M r John Hatley & read unto him by me W m Aspinwall 
Notar y and Tabellion publ by Authoritie of the Generall Court 
of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne, in the presence of 
Benjamin Gillom a witnes thereunto required. 
Benjamin Gillom. 

Quod virtute officij mei rogatus attesto r : 21 die Decemb: 



23 (10) 1647. Noverint universi p p r sentes nos Johan 
Hatley de Lond: Juiniore, John Checkley et Thorn Clerke de 
Boston apud Nova Anglia mercat. et Sam. Maverick de 
Noddles Iland mere teneri et firmiter obligari Johanni Cog- 
gan de Boston p r dic* in Quingint libr sterl Solvend eidem 
Joh: Coggan sive cert Atturnat suo, Execut vel administr. 
suis Ad qua quidem Solucionem bene et fideliter faciend 
nos et utrumque nostrorum p se p to to et in solido heredes 
execut et Administr nostros firmiter p p'sentes. Dat. sigillat. 
die 23 (10) JJLti. 

The condicon of this obligcon is such that whereas John 
Hatley senior of Lond: groc r hath obtained a judgm* of Court & 
& Execution for two hundred seventy fyve pounds nine shil- 
lings & foure pence, against John John [sic~\ Coggan aforesaid 
at a Court held at Boston the 7 th of this instant Decemb r , 
w ch was due uppon Account (w th damages) an Abstract 
whereof is indorsed : If the above bounden John Hatley the 
younger 

[Page 99.] 

John Checkley Thomas Clark & Samuell Maverick or any 
of them shall w th in the space of two years next ensueing 
pcure a sufficient discharge for the aboues d John Coggan 
under the hand seale of John Hatley senio r (for all Ac- 
counts) if he be liveing, or other wise from his heires or 
execut? or otherwise he shall save harmless the s d Jo Cogga 
his heires Execut" & c Administrate 1 " 8 of & from the afores d 
Accounts-: And if they or any of them shall repay or cause 
to be repayd whatsoever the s d Jo: Coggan his heires or 
Executo r8 shall w th in the space of twoe yeares make proofe to 
have beene pd unto the aboves d John Hatley senio r or by 
his order & appointing more then what did appeare unto the 



118 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Court afores d that then this obligation shalbe utterly void & 
of none effect, otherwise to remaine in full force & 
strength. / 

Sealed & dd in pnce of John Hatley senior & a scale. 

William Aspinwall Samuel Maverick. & a seale. 

Thomas Rucke. Thomas Clerk & a seale. 

& Sealed and Delivered by John Checkley & a seale. 
Thomas Clerke & 
John Checkley in 
presence of Ed: Michelson 
William Aspinwall 

Indorsed 

M r John Coggan Dr by severall summes li s d 
due for wares ..... 454 . 13 . 07. 

Rec d by m r Hatley or his Assignes in } 

severall payments as by Account uppon > 310 . 08 . 05. 

Record appeares } 

Rest due of the principall debt . . 144 . 05 . 02. 

Given by the Court for forbearance . . 109 . 10 . 00. 

Costs allowed . 21 . 14 . 02 



A Breviat of the Accounts p William 

Aspinwall v: Record $ j 275 . 09 . 04 



23 (10) 1S-A1 Noverint universi p. p r sentes me Johanne 
Hatley Junior de London teneri et firmiter obligari Johanne 
Checkley et Thome Clark de Bosto mercat et Sam Maver 
ick de Noddles Island mere in Mille libr steii. Solvend 
eidem Johani Checkley, Tho: Clerk, et Sam Maverick seu 
eorum alicui sive cert Atturnat eorum Execut vel administrat, 
suis Ad quam quidem solucione bene et fidelit 6 f aciendj obligo 
me heredes Execut et administrators meos firmit 6 p. p r sentes. 
Dat. sigillat: die vicesim. tertio Decemb. An . Dni iAl 

The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden John Hatley (of London) the younger shall w th in 
the space of two yeares next ensueing the da*te hereof, shall 
pcure from his ffather (if liveing) or else from his heires or 
Execut" a sufficient discharg for John Coggan of Bost: in 
N: Engl: of & from all Accounts, uppon w eh the s d John 
Hatley hath obtained a Judgment & Execution, at a Court 
held at Boston the 7 th of this instant December. And 
further if the above bounden John Hatley shall repay or 
cause to be repayd w th in the space of two yeares next ensueing 
the Date hereof, unto the afores d John Coggin his Execute 1 " 
or Administrate" whatsoever the s d John Coggan shall make 



ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 119 

proofe to be paid unto his ffather or by his order, more than 
did appeare at the Court aforesaid, And if the s d John 
Hatley Junior shall save harmles & indenmifyed the afore- 
said John Checkley Thomas Clarke & Sam Maverick of & 
from a bond of fy ve hundred pounds beareing date w th the s d 
presents, wherein they stand bound w th him unto the 3 d . John 
Coggan, that then this obligation shalbe utterly void & of 
none effect otherwise to remaine in full force & strength. 

Sealed & dd in pnce of John Hatley Junio 6 

William Aspinwall & a scale. 

Thomas Rucke 

[Page 100] 



28 (10) iS-il. Peter Disborough constituted Jonathan 
Pope of Roxbury his Atturney to receive fourty shillings of 
Griffith Bowen due for wages: 



30 (10) iSAl. Received the xv th day of May 
1632. of Margaret Jordan of London widdow late the 
wife & Executrix of the last will & testam* of 
Henry Jordan late Citizen and Cutler of London 
deceased the summe of fourty pounds of lawfull 
money of England for the use of Henry the son & 
Orphan of the said Henry Jordan: I say reed 
p me Edwd Hodgson Cler Roberti Bateman Camerar Civit. 
Lond: 



30. (10) IALI. Received the viij th day of 
October 1633 of Thomas Lynd of Dunstable in 
the Count of Bedford yeoman & Margaret his 
wife late the wife & Executrix of the last will 
and testam* of Henry Jordan late Citizen & I 11 a 
Cutler of London deceased the summe of foure- I X111 J* x x 
teene pounds ten shillings & ten pence farthing 
of lawfull money of England for the use of 
Henry the sonne and orphan of the said Henry 
Jordan. I say rec d the sume of -- 
p me Edwd Hodgson Cler : Roberti Bateman Camerar. Civit, 
Lond. 

These are true Copies of such writeings shewed me W m 
Aspinwall publ Not: by the above s d Thomas Lynd. 

30 (10) 1647. I testifyed under my hand a Copie of a 
Bill of sale of so much as comes to two hund rd & fifty 
pounds of the Ship Expectation & her Cargo, from John 
Turner & Benjamin Gillom to Stephen & Adam Winthrop. 



120 ASPINWALL, NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

30. (10) 1&4JL. Tho: Lynde of Charlstowne Guardian 
of Henry son of Henry Jordan constituted Job: Allen of 
Charlstowne his Atturney to aske &c: of the Ohamberlaine of 
the City of London the spending money due for xl u . payd 
into the Chamber by Margaret Jordan the 15 th May. 1632. 
& xiiij u . x 8 . x d payd into the Chamber the viij th of Octob: 
1633: by Thomas Lynd husband of the s d Margaret for the 
use of Henry the sonne & Orphan of Henry Jordan late 
Citizen & Cutler of London, & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c: also to compound &c: also to sue etcettera. also 
to substitute one Att r : or more: 

4 (11) JLS.. Alexander Beck of Boston assigned unto 
Thomas Harlowe a bill of John Mannifords of two hun- 
dred w* of Tobacco or the value thereof in Barbados out of 
Daniel Owles wages as it shalbe due. & granted him power 
as Atturney to aske & receive the same, also to acquit, sue 
implead arrest &c: & to substitute one Atturney or more &c: 
Ratifyeing &c: 

[Page 101.] 

3 (11) JJLAI. John Milom did constitute M n Elisabeth 
Poole of Westminster Widdow his Atturney to recover & re- 
ceive &c: of m r Tho: Burton Master of the Expectation the 
sumes of 20 U . & 30 U . due by two severall Bills, dated 
27 (10) .1941. granting her power to substitute others. w th 
power irrevocable. 

3 (11) 1647. Know all men by these p e sents that I 
Tho: Burton of London Master of the good shipp called the 
Expectation do acknowledge to owe unto John Milom of 
Boston in New England Coop the sume of twenty pounds 
sterl to be paid unto the said John Milom his execut Ad- 
ministr or Assignes uppon the 30 th day of Novemb r next en- 
sueing the date hereof. To w ch paymt well & truly to be 
made I do bind mee my heires Execut & Adminst: firmly 
by these p e sents. In witnes whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand & scale the xxvii th day of Decembe. An. Dni. 1647. 

Thomas Burton & a seale 
Sealed & dd in the p e sence of 
John Dane 
John Turner 

Indorsed I John Milom of Boston in New Engl. Coop do 
assigne this bill of twenty pounds to M rs Elizab: Poole of 
Westminster or to her assignes to her or theire pp. use witnes 
my hand, this 28 th Dec: J^JJL 
witness hereunto Anthony Stoddard John Milom 

William Aspinwall not. publ. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 121 

3. (11) 1647 Know all men by these pntes that I Thorn: 
Burton of London m r of the good ship called the Expecta- 
tion do acknowledge to owe unto John Milom of Boston in 
New Eng) Coop the sum of thirty pounds sterl to be pd 
unto the said John Milom his executr Administr or assignes 
w tb in the space of thirty days next after the s d ship her first 
arrivall at the port of the Citty of London, or uppon the last 
day of May next ensueing the date hereof w ch shall first 
happen, To w ch paym* well and truly to be made I do bind 
me my heires exer. & Administ firmly by these presents 

In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale 
the xxvij th day of Decemb. Anno Dni 1647. 
Sealed and dd in the p r sence of Thorn: Burton & a seale. 
John Dane 
John Turner 

Indorsed I John Milom of Boston in N: Eng: Coop do 
assigne this Bill of thirty pounds to M rs Elis: Poole of West- 
minster or to her-Assignes to her or theire pp use. 
witnes my hand this 28 th Dec. - 1 3 4 ? 

witnes hereunto Anthony Stoddard John Milom. 

William Aspinwall 
Not. publ. 

5 (11) l&A-l Strong ffurnell granted a tre of Atturney 
unto Thomas ffaulkner to receive of Joseph Godfrey some- 
time of Newhaven fourteene pounds six shillings w th the 
pduce. w th power to substitute one Attf or more under him 
w th like or limited power. 

Page [102.] 

5 (11) 1&4-2. Thomas Painter did constitute Miles Ward 
of Salem Mariner his Atturney to take up of W m Withing- 
ton of Rhqde Hand the sume of twelve pounds twelve 
shillings due by Bills of Exchange. & power to substitute 
one Att<! or more w th like or limited power. 

5. (11) i^* 7 An attest unto a Copie of a tre of Attur- 
ney from Martha Hacker widdow late wife & Executrix of 
Thomas Hacker of London Silkman unto Emanuell Dowing 
of Salem in New Eng 1 to aske demand &c: of Robt Keaine of 
Boston in N: E: all sume or sumes of money debts &c: due 
from the s d Robt. Keaine to the s d Tho: Hacker: & to sue 
impleade &c: & to acquitt &c: Ratifyeing &c: 

7. (11) JJJLI Robert Walker of Boston did constitute 
Tho: Wiborne of Scituat his lawfull Att e : to aske receive 
&c: a debt of six pounds six shillings also to acquit, & to 



122 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

sue implead arrest &c: & generally to do all things necessary 
touching the p e misses. Ratifying what soever shalbe by him 
done about the p e mises. 

10. (11) i&LL An attest unto a Copie of a Bill of Sale 
from Majo r Bourne to Major Gibons of a sixteenth part of 
the shipp Margaret, w ch also Major Gibons assigned unto 
Major Robert Sedgwick. 

11 (11) il Dav: Selleck constituted Owen Toder his 
Att! to aske levie &c: of John Thomas of Newhaven a debt 
of j u xv" due to him by assignement fro Edw: Wells ; also a 
bill of Robert Hawards. Dat. 23. (2) 1647. & of Robt 
Loudnams of Wethersffield dat 26 (2) 1647. assigned also by 
Ed: Wells. & Also iiij 11 xvij 8 remainder of a Bill of John 
Tailers dat. 20 th August. 1645. assigned to him by W m South- 
made. 

15 (12) 1647. To all Christian people to whom this 
p e sent writeing shall come I John Turner Merch* send greet- 
ing: Know yee that I John Turner for good causes mee 
thereunto moveinge & for a valuable Consideration by me 
received in hand of Nathaniel Long of Boston in New Eng- 
land merch* doe by these p e sents fully freely & absolutely 
give grant bargaine sell & confirme unto the said Nathaniell 
Long his heires Executo r8 or assigns one fourth part of the 
Charles late of London a french bottome of the burden of 
sixty Tunnes or thereabouts together w th one fourth part of 
her goods & one fourth part of her rigging gunnes ammuni- 
tion : G: shott sailes Saileyards masts cables Anchors w th a 
boate & all other things belonging to the said shipp to the 
pper use & behoofe of the said Nathaniell Long his heires 
Execute 18 & assignes. And I the said John Turner doe for 
my selfe my heires Execute or assignes hereby warrant to 
make good this sale & 

[Page 103.] 

bargaine of the above said p* of the ship against all & every 
person or psons whatsoever that shall lay any claime unto 
the above said part of the shipp by vertue or p e tence of any 
sale or any other claime whatsoever & this warrant to stand 
in force for one whole yeare & a day casualties of the seas & 
Imbargoes of princes only excepted according to the la we of 
Oleron. In witnes whereof I the said John Turner have 
s e tt to my hand & scale this 11 th ffebruary. 1647. 
Sealed & dd in p r sence> John Turner & a scale, 

of us. Robert Turner. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL, RECORDS. 123 

This writeing was p r sented to mee W m Aspinwall pub! 
Notary by the hands of Nathaniell Long above said the 
15 (12) 1647. being sealed signed & witnessed as aforesaid. 

To all Christian people to whom this p r sent writeing shall 
come I John Milom of Boston in New England Coop send 
greeting. Know yee that I the said John Milom for good 
causes mee moveing & for a valuable consideration by mee 
received of Nathaniell Long of Boston Merch 4 doe by these 
p r sents fully freely & absolutely give grant bargaine sell & 
confirme unto the said Nathaniell Long his heires Executo 
or assignes one eight part of the good ship called the John 
of Boston of the burden of seventy Tunns or thereabouts 
together w th one eight part of her goods powder shott sailes 
rigging masts cables Anchors boate & all other things 
belonging unto her the said shipp or freight, to have & to 
hould the said shipp w th all things belonging to her to the 
pper use & behoofe of the said Nathaniell Long his heires 
Execute administrato or assignes for ever. And I the 
above said John Milom doe for my selfe my heires Execu 10 
administrate & assignes hereby warrant & make good this 
sale & bargaine of the 'above said Ship against all & every 
pson or psons whatsoever that shall lay any claime unto the 
above said ship by vertue or p'tence of any former sale or 
any other claime whatsoever & this warrant to stand in force 
for one whole yeare & a day according to the lawe of 
Oleron : fyre water enemies casualties of the seas & imbar- 
goes of princes only excepted. In witnes whereof I the said 
John Milom have hereunto sett my hand & scale Decemb r 
16 th 1646. 

Signed & dd in p r sence John Milom & a scale, 

of us. Thomas Clarke 

James Lake 

John Checkley 

This writeing above was also by the said Nathaniell Long 
presented to me the said Notary the day & yeare above 
written, so signed sealed & attested. 

[Page 104.] 

23. (12) 1647 William Pen of Braintree gave unto 
Richard [sic] of Boston a generall acquittance Dated 22. (12) 
& a bill obligatory of xx 1 . 1 Dat. 23. (12) 1647 unto both 
w** I am a witnes. & the said Richard sealed & dd a Deed 
of sale to the said W m of 120 Acres of land at Braintre. 

1 (1) 1647 Tho. Broughton sealed & dd a bill of sale 
of a quarter pt of the Ship Welcome to Hen: Sandis of Bos- 



124 ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



ton. Dat, 7 (11) l*l & another to Valentine Hill of 
another quart r pt beareing the same date. 

1. (1) 1647 M r W m Tyng & M r Valent. Hill of Boston 
constituted M r Henry Barton & M r Richard Hutchinson 
Draps & Citizens of London theire true & lawfull Atturneyes 
granting them power jointly & severally to ask levie &c: of 
Robt Risbie Thomas Gainer Robt ffen & all & every of the 
Companie belonging to the ship Planter whereof the said 
Robt Risbie is or lately was master, all such sume or sumes 
of money debts or other accounts w ch shall appeare due to 
them or either of them, also to compound &c: & to appeare 
before all Lords Judges &c: to doe say sue &c: & jointly or 
severally to constitute one Atturney or more under them 
&c: Ratifying irrevocably &c: 

5. (2) 16.4.1. John Hurd granted unto Christopher Law- 
son a tre of Atturney to aske leavie &c of Thomas ffootman 
of Gorgiana a debt of sixteene pounds sterl due by bill w tM 
all just damages, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court or Courts 
there to require lawe &c: to doe say sue &c: & generally to 
doe all things concerning the premises : w th power to substi- 
tute one Att &c Ratifyeing &c: 

A Copie of the bill presented to me by John Hurd afore- 
said. 

Know all men by these p r sents that I Thomas ffootman of 
Gorgiana doe owe & am indebted unto John Hurd of Boston 
Tailor the full & Just summe of sixteene pounds of current 
English money due to be paid to the said John Hurd or his 
Assignes at or uppon the last of July w ch shalbe in the 
yeare of o r Lord God 1646. for the w ch payment I bind me 
mine heires executors & administrators firmly by these pres- 
ents. witnes my hand the 29 th day of May 1645. 

Witnes W m : Walderne. The marke of Thomas 

Edw. Calcord. ffootman. 



14. (2) lJ_i. Christopher Lawson assigned unto Tho: 
Turner of Hingham a Covenant w th Lance Baker about a 
boate. 

Also Thomas Turner sealed & Delivered unto Christopher 
Lawson a bill obligatory of fifteene pound, whereof v 11 to be 
paid in boards w th in x days & the rest in freightage by his 
boate & men. 

[Page 105.] 

14. (2) i^- 4 -!: Also the said Thomas uppon Account 
w th Christopher Lawson did acknowledge himselfe debtor 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 125 

only for seventeene pounds seven shillings & nine pence ex- 
cepting against Paine iiii 11 iiij 8 vj d James Everill. ij u xiiij 8 vj d 
& ten shillings in the cordage, unto w ch I did witness. 

14. (2) 1-S.l^-: Know all men by these presents that whereas 
wee Hatee-evill Nutter Edward Starbuck William Bellew & 
Joseph Armitag Arbitrators indifferently chosen betwixt 
Christopher Lawson & Thomas Beard to end Arbitrate & 
decide all actions debts & demands betweene them from the 
begining of the world to the Day of the date hereof. 

Imprimis we find Tho: Beard to have pd ) it a A 
Christopher Lawson by 4 thousand of bolts \ ** ^ 
by two thousand pipestaves . . . 06 00 00 
a rest of a Judgment of M r Waldernes . 030000 
By hogshead staves to Darby ffield . . 130603 

By M r Hills hands 120000 

by Andrew Harwood 15 U - 14 s except Christo- ^ 

pher Lawson w th in one month make it >15 14 00 
appeare to the contrary ) 



810003 

Wee find due to Christopher Lawson from Thomas Beard be- 
fore the payment of this sume above written seventy six 
pounds & also fyve pound ten shillings Damadges to Chris- 
topher Lawson from Thomas Beard so that if Christopher 
Lawson Disprove not the 15 U 14 s of Harwood w th in a month 
then the said Thomas Beard is to pay to Christopher Law- 
son the summe of ten shillings in full of all Accounts be- 
, tweene them. But if Christopher Lawson do disprove it w th in 
a months time then the said Thomas Beard is to pay to the said 
Christopher Lawson sixteene pounds & foure shillings. In 
testimony that this is o r award arbitrement & Judgment wee 
have sett to o r hands the 20 th day of the 7 th month 1645. 

Hattevill Nutter 
Edw. Starbucke 
the marke of Joseph Armitage 
William Bellew 
The s d Hattevill Nutter 
testified uppou his oath that this 
writeinge is the Award w ch he 
intended in his testimony given 
uppon oath before m r George 
Smith 21(8) last & now shewed 
him in writeing under the hand of 
the said m r Smith, taken this 26. (8) 1647. 

Before me John Winthrop Governo r : 



126 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

This is a true Copie of such a writeing presented to mee by 
Christopher Lawson so subscribed & Attested before the 
Governo r : 

William Aspinwall Not: publ: 

24. (2) 1648 The 24 th of the second month 1648 I 
attested a Copie of the Tre of Atturney sent to mee from 
Edward Hitchin Dat. 10 th Aprill. 141. 

[Page 106] 

The 26 (2) 1648 I attested a Copie of an order from M r 
Wrath Bathorne to M r George Hewes to deliver to M r 
Thomas Bridon fourty fyve Cargnes of Lixia Reisins & three 
Barrells of Reasons sol of foure Rooves. w ch order was 
Dated in Malago 28 th January 14l. 

8 (3) 1648 I testifyed to an agreement made betweene 
M r Robert Saltonstall for 3 hundred & 50 trees in any place 
w th in the patent of Swamscot pvided he come not w tb in a 
mile of Capt Wigans now dwelling house & doe carry the 
said trees felled & Cutt to the waterside w^in sixteene 
months. (& bargaines) being interlined. 

12 (3) W m King constituted Benjamin Gillom his Attur- 
ney to receive his wages due from M r Robt Risby & M r 
Tho: Gainer from 28 (11) last & one months wage due 
before w th generall power to sue & c : & to substitute another 
Attur: whereunto I W m Aspinwall Not. am witnes: 

17 (3) 1648. I granted under my hand a Copie of M r 
Joseph Godfreys bill to James Astwood entred p. 88. 

23 (3) 1648 Bee it knowne unto all men by this presents 
that I William Davies of fferri land in Newfoundland doe 
acknowledg my selfe to owe & stand indebted unto Charles 
Dobson the just sume of three pounds sixe shillings 8 pence 
& is for 80 pounds of Tobacco & is for the use of John 
Shawe & is to be paid the first day of August next ensueinge 
in sterling moneys or merchantable New found land drie fish 
& the above said William Davies doth bind mee my heires 
& Assignes in the penalty of six pounds sterl: monies or 
fish for the pformance of the above said sume & is to be 
paid to the foresaid Charls Dobson or his Assignes where- 
unto I have set my hand & scale this 26 Day of September 
1647 

Sealed signed in the the marke of 

presence of us W D 

James Warranie William Davies & a scale 

Trustram Longe 



ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 127 

This above written is a true Copie of such a writeing pre- 
sented to mee W m Aspinwall Notary by John Shawe the 23 
(3) 1648 : 

[Page 107] 

London the 9 th March 1647 

23. (3) JJLtl. M r Richard Russell & Lovinge ffrend 
these are only to certifye yo u that the last yeare did receive 
a tre from yo u w th 2 bills of Exchange payable by m r W m 
Bundock Chardged by W m Roberts the one of 50* the other 
of 18 U w ch money very currently was paid unto mee for the 
use of m 1 " 8 Elisabeth Dittie. ffor w ch money have given a 
discharge, so that you may rest assured of the payment of it 
& x satisfy the said W m Roberts. 

(And after another receipt of his brothers he concludes) 
this I thought good to write that yo u may perceive that I 
had authority to receive her money & so to give yo u further 
satissfaction as touching the said W m Roberts, so rest 

Yo r Lo: freind & Country man 
Thomas Gary. 

This is a true Copie of such a writeing presented to mee 
W m Aspinwall Not. publ by the said William Roberts the 
23 (3) 1648 so Dated & Subscribed./ 

23 (3) 1648. I attested a Copie of Major Robert Sedg- 
wicks & Valentine Hills bond unto Edward Wetheridge & 
John Mills of foure hundred pounds : & also to an acknowl- 
edgment of the Rest due unto them indorsed uppon the 
same bond subscribed p me Valentine Hill in the behalfe 

of Major Sedgwick & my selfe. The rest is there 
298 Kint: to be pd for every 2. three & i : 

23 (3) 1648 This day was I witnes unto a Deed of sale 
Betweene W m Roberts & John Thompson & to Bond of 140 U 
& a Bill of 10". Also to another Bill or covenant for to 
pay halfe chardge expected by W: Robts from this day: also 
to two Covenants mutually each to other to tender each 
other the Refuseall of theire halfes if they either sell or let: 
unto all w ch my hand as Not is witnes: 

24. (3) 1*4-8. I subscribed a Copie of a Bill of Trustram 
Dodge, another of William Woolcots & another of William 
Davies. 

24. (3) 1648. Valentine Hill granted a tre of Att r to 
Joseph Grafton to recover & receive the Bills of Trustram 



128 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Doge, William & William Woolcot & William 

Davies or any other in Newfoundland w th absolute power & c : 
Dat. 24. (3) 1648. 

25. (3) lg48 I did testifie unto a Lre of Atturney made 
from Eliz: Needam to John Scarlet to receive all such goods 
as were due or belonging to her husband in Virginia, she 
being credibly informed of his death./ 

[Page 108.] 

26. (3) 1648 This Indentu 1 made the first day of Aprill 
in the yeare of o r soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God 
King of England ffrance & Ireland the thirteenth. And of 
Scotland the eight & fourtieth defender of the ffaith &c: 
Betweene W m Cole of Plymouth in the County of Devon 
Shipwright of the one party And David Thompson of Plym- 
outh aforesaid Apothecary. & Ems his now wife of thother 
party witnesseth, that the said W m Cole as well for & in con- 
sideration of a marriage already had & solemnised betweene 
the said David Thomson & Ems the daughter of the said 
W m , as also for divers other good causes & considerations 
him thereunto especially moveinge hath demised leased 
granted & to ferme letten, & by these pnts doth demise 
lease grant & to. ferme lett & confirme, unto the said David 
Thomson & Ems his wife All theise severall roomes hereafter 
following, To wit, one Kitchin one shopp, one Courtlage, one 
hall & two chambers over the same hall, late in the tenure 
of one Michael Prior, all w ch said premisses are scituate lye- 
ing & beeing w th in the Burrough of Plymouth aforesaid, 
neere the ould conduit there & are parcells of the tenement 
wherein the said W m Cole now dwelleth, & w ch lately here- 
tofore were newly erected & builded at the costs of the said 
W m being the lands of the heires of Bryant, To have and to 
hould the said Kitchin shopp Curtlage hall & twoe chambers 
over the same hall before by these pntes demised & granted 
& every pt & parcell thereof unto the sd David Thompson 
& Ems, theire execute 18 Adminst: & Assignes from the feast 
of Thanunnciation of the blessed Virgin Mary last past 
before the date of the s d pnts for & dureing the full end & 
terme of threescore yeares then next & imediately following 
fully to be compleate & ended If so that the said W m Cole 
& the said Ems the now wife of the s d David Thomson shall 
happen so long to live. Yielding & paying therefore unto 
the said Willm Cole & his Assignes ten shillings of lawfull 
money of England at the foure most usuall feasts in the 
yeare, to wit the feasts of the Nativity of S l John Baptist, 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 129 

S* Michael the Archangells the birth of o e Lord God, & the 
Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary by even portions, 
dureing the said terme. Repaireing also & maintaining all 
& singular the said Demissed p r misses in all & every needful 
& necessary reparation thereunto belonging when & as often 
as need shall require, at & w th the pper costs charges & ex- 
penses of the sd David Thompson & Ems their Execut: & 
Assignes, & the same so well & sufficiently repayred & 
maintained in the end of the terme shall leave & yeeld up. 
And if it happen the said yearly rent of ten shillings to be 
behind & unpaid in part or in all by the space of one whole 
yeare next after any feast of the feasts aforesaid wherein the 
same as aforesaid ought to be paid, being lawfully demanded, 
& not payd & no sufficient distresse in or uppon the s d 
granted p r misses or some part thereof in the meane tyme 
can or may be found: whereof or 

[Page 109.] 

w th the said rent so being behind w 01 tharrerages thereof 
(if any be) may be levyed & p d or if the s d David Thomson 
his execut 18 or assignes doe, doe or consent to be done any 
act, thing or things, devise or devises whatsoever whereby 
the s d Ernes his wife may not have hould & enjoy the s d 
granted p r misses dureing the terme afores* in manner as 
afores d That then & from thenceforth it shall & may be 
lawfull for the s d W m Cole & his Assignes, for either of the 
s d causes, into the before Demised p r misses w th thappur- 
tenances to reenter, & the same to have againe & repossesse 
as in his or theire former estate (these Indentures or any 
thing therein conteined to the contrary thereof in any wise 
notwithstanding) And the s 4 W m Cole for himselfe his 
Execute 18 & Administrate & for every of them doth covenant 
promise & grant to & w th the s d David Thomson & Ems theire 
Exect r8 and Assignes by these pnts, That they the s d David 
Thomson & Ems theire Execute 18 & Assignes & every of 
them, shall or lawfully may from tyme to time dureing the 
s d terme, by vertue of these pnts, peaceably & quietly have 
hould use occupy & enjoy the before demised p r mises & 
every pt thereof according to the teno r forme effect & trew 
meaneing of theise pnts, for by & under the rents covenants 
& conditions before expressed & reserved, w th out any lawfull 
lett suite trouble, impleading, eviction, or expulsion of the 
said W m his Assigne or Assignes or any other pson or psons 
whatsoever claimeing or conveying any lawfull right estate 
title terme claime or demand of in or to the same or any 
part thereof by or from the s d W m Cole his Assigne or 



130 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Assign es or any of them, or by or under his or theire means 
assent or pcurement. In witnes whereof the parties afors d 
to these present Indenture interchangably have sett theire 
hands & scales, geoven the day & yeare above written. 1615 
Signed sealed & Delivered in Signd pi 

the presence of us./ William Cole. 

Teste Waltero Glubb & a seale 

John Glubb 

I W m Cole of Plimouth Shipwright have had & received 
of my daughter Amies Thomson, the sume of fifty pounds 
w ch money I was to have to wards the buying of my land up- 
pon condition that I should make my land over to my 
daughter & her children, w ch I have done as by my will ap- 
peareth, now I have received of her above in writeing of the 
sume of thirty pounds, w ch I am to give an account for to 
her husband David Thomson his heires Execute 18 Adminis- 
trato 18 or Assignes. In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett 
my hand this 3 th day of January. 
Anno. Dni 1*1*. 

the AN signe of 

W m Cole. 

Signed in the pnts of 
me Nathaniell Clarke : 

These twoe writeings above written were p'sented to me 
W m Aspinwall publ Notary by the said Amies or Ernes the 
26 (3) 1648 so signed sealed & witnessed as is afore ex- 
pressed. 

[Page 110] 

28 (3) 1*1* John Shawe of Boston did constitute & 
Authorise Robert Loue [or Lone] late of ferriland in New- 
foundland Planter his true & lawfull Att r n: granting his 
s d Att* full power &c: to aske &c: of James Davies of fferri- 
land in Newfoundland the sume of three pounds six shil- 
lings eight pence due by bill obligat: to Charls Dobson for the 
use of the sd. John Shawe, & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare before the 
Governo 1 &c: to sue &c: & generally to doe all things &c: 
w th power to substitute one Att r : &c: Ratifyeing &c: 

31. (3) 1*1* I did this day testifie to two Bills of ladeing 
of certaine goods of M r Henry Webb & Jacob Sheafe, signed 
John ffollet. Dated the one of them 9 (10) 1647. the other 
7 (10) 1*11. 

Also I put my name as Not: for witnesses to two agreem" 
betweene m r Savage & m r Hatley. 31 (3) 1* 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 131 

31. (3) 1648 I witnessed to one gener 11 acquittance of 
Clem 1 Campion to John Shawe: And another unto Clem 4 Cam- 
pion from John Shawe only one assigmt of a quarter part of 
the John & Sarah excepted. 

31 (3) 48. I witnessed to a Mortgage of house & 2 Acres 
land from Henry ffreeman to M r John Newgate & m r W m 
Baber. 

31. (3) 1648. M r Tho: Gainer constituted M r Nath: 
Long his atturney in gener 11 to receive all debts money mer- 
chandise goods & accounts from any pson or psons uppon 
Barbados & to sue arrest &c: & to acquitt. &c: 

3. (4) 1648 At the request of Edw: Shrimpton Attur- 
ney unto M r John Bland, I W m Aspinwall Notary & Tabel- 
lion publ did uppon the 3 May goe w th him the said Edw. 
Shrimpton to the house of M r W"j Tyng & there demanded 
in the behalfe of M r John [Bland] the paym* of two severall 
bonds of 250 11 apiece payable in Bever together w th such 
Damages as the s d M r John Bland by his Atturney doth 
Demand Whereunto m r W m Tyng gave answer in writeing 
as followeth : M r H: Shrimpton in answer to yo r demands 
uppon my two bonds due to M r Jn Bland, my reply is, I 
acknowledge the bonds due, But find that Beaver is not nor 
of long time hath not beene pcurable for such a value, w ch 
foreseeing, & remembering M r Bland desired (at sealinge 
bonds) rather fish then Beaver If I had apprehended that 
more Facile : I writ him that if he pleased he might now 
have halfe his pay in fish & accordingly am pvided, 
& the other halfe I hope well to pcure in Beaver 
to pay so as may be sent in Octob r or Novembe r the 
usuall time of shipps departure hence for London, 

[Page 111.] 

w cb to perforrne I am ready & very willing ; if it may stand 
w th yo u pleasure to accept ; if not, then whereas my bonds 
are to be paid in Beaver at money price, or as is usually 
bought w th goods at money price, I doe here tender yo u in 
good woollen & linnen cloth & Stuffs &c fresh & merchant- 
able to the value of a thousand pounds out whereof yo u may 
please to take where yo u will to the value of fyve hundred 
pounds at mony price, & for Damadges such further satis- 
faction as is reasonable. W ch if you think meet to accept it 
please th mee well : If not, I shall indevo 1 to pcure of fish 
& goods, Beaver to give content, assoone as possibly it may 
be. see more page 183. 



132 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOEDS. 



7. (4) l-ii-S- I witnessed as Notary to a deed of sale of 
a certaine pcell of marsh 40 foote in breath from the Mill 
creeke in Boston on the North side sould by John Milom 
to James Nash ; & also to a bill obligatorie of James Nash 
to John Milom of 20" to be pd \ in September & halfe in 
March : 

10. (4) 1648 Georg Crispe of Plimouth sealed a bond 
of Ixxxvj 11 unto Thorn: Wheeler of Sandwich in Kent, for the 
quiet possession of a certaine pcell of land sould to the said 
Wheeler: Dat. 30 March. 1647. Also he did seal & dd an 
Indenture of the sale thereof beareing Date 30 th of March 
1648. Also he did scale a Release unto Thorn: Wheeler 
aforesaid the Date being 24 Aprill i 648 . 

10 (4) 1648 Georg Crisp of Plimouth planter granted 
a tre of Atturney to Robt Crisp of London Mariner to 
aske leavie recover &c: of Tho: Wheeler of Sandwitch in the 
County of Kent the sume of ten pounds ster. the residue of 
43 U in consideration of a bargain e & sale of certaine land in 
Sandwich. & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to 
compound &c: & to appeare before al Lords Judges &c: to 
desire law aid &c: to doe say pursue &c: & generally to doe 
all things &c: w th power to substitute &c: ratifying whatso- 
ever his s d Attur: or his substitutes &c: 

Also another Lre of Atturney from the s d George to the 
s d Robert to recover six pounds six shillings of John Gar- 
land tailo r & all summe or summs of money from all & 
singular persons whatsoever w th power to acquitt sue &c, & 
to substitute one Att r or more: 

22. (4) 1648. I put my hand as Notary unto a tre of 
Atturney made by W m Hailsborne to Edw: ffletcher, to 
receive &c: 13 11 from W m Hudson of Boston Junior. 

[Page 112.] 

22 (4) il. W m Godfrey of Watertowne in N: England 
Guardian unto John his sonne & Sarah his late wife, did 
make &c: M r Antonie Lawience of London linnen Drap. at 
the boares head in gracious streete his true & lawfull Att r : 
&c: to aske &c: of the Execute of the last will & testament 
of M r8 Key of Wooborne in Bedfordshire deceased a certaine 
legacie of ten pounds bequeathed unto John his sonne, & of 
the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: to 
appeare in any Court &c: there to require law aide &c: to 
doe say pursue implead &c: w th power to substitute one At- 
turney or more &c: Ratify eing &c: 

22. (4) 1648 Robert Crispe assigned over his interest 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 133 

(by Indenture) in Anne Winchurst his Apprentis for ten 
yeares. according to the said identure. 

24. (4) 1648. I witnessed unto a bill of 25 U . 13". 8 d . from 
Thomas Makepeace to Raph Mason, whereof 20 U . 10 s . ll d to 
be p d in pieces of eight at 5 8 a piece 28 (6) next ensueinge. 
& the rest in pege: 

24 (4) 1&4.1 Ambrose Butland of Tarmond mariner 
did constitute &c. Nicholas Butland of Tarmond afores d in 
the County of Devon in the Kingdome of England his true 
& lawfull atturney, granting his s d Att r full power &c: to 
aske leavie &c: of W m Woolcot of Stoke neare Tingworth in 
Devonshire sometime m r of the ship called the Goodwill & 
Prospers of London the full & just sume of ten pounds 
sterl comitted to him of trust by the s d Appearer in ff'erry 
lands in Newfound land about f of yeare since. & of the 
receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to 
appeare before any Lord or Lords &c: to desire law &c: to 
doe say pursue &c & generally to do all things &c: w to 
power to substitute &c: Ratifying &c: 

24 (4) 1648 This witnesseth the 26 th ffeb: that I Richard 
Comins fisherman have Rc d of M r Nash a caske of Liquor and 
other things to the value of 55 s . 8i d . w ch . I doe pmise to pay 
in fish or money in May next ensueing witnes my hand 

R: C: Richard Comins 2.15. 8 

more 2 quts sac at . . . . . 0. 2. 6. 
more 2 gall liquor 1. 1. 0. 



3.19. 



more. 2 Knievs 2 p r Cysers . . . . .0. 3.10 



(Copia vera:) Sum: 4. 3. 01 

[Page 113.] 

27. (4) 1648: Robert Nash of Boston in the massachu- 
sett Butcher did ordeine &c: John Thompson M r of Eliza- 
beth Mariner his true &c: Atturney, granting his s d Att r . 
full power &c to aske &c of Richard Comins Mariner the 
full sume of 4 U . 3". O d *- due to him by booke & of the receipt 
to give acquittance, also to compound &c: & to appeare 
before all Lords &c: in any Court or Courts wheresoever to 
desire law ayd &c. to doe say pursue &c: & generally to 
doe all things w 01 power to substitute one Att r &c. Ratify- 
ing &c: 



134 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

28. (4) 1648 Uppon the 28 (4) An Dni 1648 accord- 
ing to the Accounts of England John Thomson m r of the 
Elisabeth came before mee W m Aspinwall Not & Tab: pubb 
by Authority &c: & protested that he came of purpose from 
the Isle of Sholes to Boston to seeke after John Anne, feare- 
ing his fidelity to the Owners, averring that his ship had 
beene readie laden sixteene dayes agoe. In regard whereof 
the s d John Thompson did protest in my hearing, that what 
soever Damage it may appeare the Owners either have or 
shall suffer by the said Ane's wilfull stay & neglect to come 
aboard having no business for his owners, the s d John Anne 
shalbe responsall for the same in time & place convenient. 
And whereas the said Anne hath given it out that he will 
not goe along in the s d shipp Elis: I thought it not meete to 
publish his protest to himselfe, but in case the s d Anne shall 
through any evill councell desert the ship & his attendance 
uppon the owners occasions then I doe here further before 
you the pub: Not: prot. that the said Anne shall be lyable 
to be responsall to the Owners for such his neglect & all 
Damages that may ensue there uppon to shipp or goods, 
requireing yo u the said Notary to enter my protest & make 
certificate thereof according to yo r place. Thus ptested & 
done in the Towne of Boston in N: E: in mine office there. 
Quod attester &c: 

28 (4) 1648. John Thompson granted unto Benjamin 
Gillom a tre Att r : to Sett lett or hyre Thomsons Hand or 
any pt thereof for 3 yeares. 

30 (4) 1648: I witnessed a Copie of M r Wrath Bath- 
ornes Orders to Capt George Hewghs: 

[Page 114.] 

28 (4) l-S.4.8 TO all people to whom this p r sent writeing 
shall come We Thomas ffrere Citizen & Skinner of London 
& George ffrere Citizen & Dyar of London do send Greeting 
Know yee that we the s d Tho: ffrere & Georg ffrere in con- 
sideration of the sume of two hundred three score & two 
pounds & ten shillings already received in N: England by 
Tho: Babe of Wapping in the Countie of Middlesex mariner 
of Sam: Maverick merch* now resident there the receipt 
whereof the s d Tho Babe hath acknowledged by a note 
under his hand dated at Boston in N: England the 29 th of 
July -now last past, have granted bargained & sould & by 
these pntes doe fully & absolutely grant bargaine & sell 
unto the s d Samuel Maverick in dischardge of the undertak- 
ing of the said Thomas Babe as aforesaid, one full & equall 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 135 

sixteenth part of all that new ship or vessell called the W m 
& George of London of the burthen of 300 Tunns or there- 
abouts lately pceeded forth on a voyage for N: England 
Newfound land & other ports & places in the straits of 
Giblater, whereof Thomas Babe Mariner was & is m r under 
God, & one full & equall sixtenth part of all & every the 
Anchors Cables ropes Cords masts sailes sailyards boats 
ordinances tackle apparell amunition furniture necessaries 
appurtenances & things whatsoever to the s d shipp belonging 
or appertaineing, w th s d sixteenth pt of the s d ship & furni- 
ture the s d Tho: Babe did before his Departure from hence 
bargaine & sell unto us the s d Tho: ffrere & George ffrere 
by bill of sale under his hand & scale Dat the 15 th day of 
April now last past, to have & to hould the s d one full equall 
sixteenth part of the ship or vessell & all other theire above 
bargained premisses & every of them unto the s d Samuell 
Mavericke his Execut Administr & assignes to his & theire 
use & uses as his & theire owne pp goods & Chatties from 
henceforth freely & absolutely forevermore In witues 
whereof wee have hereunto put o r hands & scales the 24 th 
day of March l^-i-0.. & in the xvi th yeare of the reigne of o r 
Soveraigne Lord King Charles. 

Sealed & dd in the subscribed by Thomas ffrere 

presence of Robert Earle scr & George ffrere w th 

Rich Minors serv* scales. 

to the s d scrivener: 

I attested a Copie. 24 (10) iSAS.. 

[Page 115.] 

30. (4) 1648. This witnesseth that whereas there is a 
difference betweene Alderman Hooke of Bristol mercht & 
Tho: Dexter of Linn in N: England touching a debt of 
fower hundred forty & odd pounds due unto the s d Alder- 
man Hooke: It is agreed uppon by m r W m Hooke & m r 
Robt Knight the Assigns of the s d Alderman Hooke & 
Thomas Dext*, that Capt Jennison, M r Samuel Dudley 
Lietenant Walker & Thomas Mayhew shall valew lands 
towards or in satisfaction of the s d debt & other damages 
that have justly arisen thereuppon for nonpaym 1 of the 
same, & the s d pties aforesaid doe hereby bind themselves in 
the penalty of one thousand pound sterl to stand to the 
Answer of the formencioned men chosen to that purpose, 
witness hereunto theire hands this 10 th of September 1SJJ.. 

W m Hooke 
Robert Knight 
Thomas Dexter. 



136 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

li s d 

agreed uppon 100 Acres upland at 20" is . . 100.00 00 

530 Acres of pasture at 5 s p acre is . . . 130.10-00 

70 Acres of meddow at 20" p Acre is . . 70.00.00 



302.10.00 

Thomas Mayhew. 
Samuel Dudley. 
William Jennison. 
Richard Walker. 

li s d 

Wee allow for forbearance the summe of . . 38.00.00 
the Debt is . 450.00.00 



488.00.00 
pd as by Indorsment . . . 50.00.00 

352.10.00 
pd by land as aboves d . . . 302.10.00 



352.10.00 



Rest=135.10.00 

of Watertowne Thomas Mayhew 

of Salsbury Samuel Dudley 

of Watertowne William Jennison 

of Linne Richard Walker 

This above written I entred de bene Esse at the request 
of Samuel Bennett. 



30 (4) ll. Whereas Tho. Mayhew Samuel Dudley 
W m Jennison & Rich: Walker by a writeing under theire 
hands Dat. 10 Sept 1643, prized certaine lands in Lin 
bound at the request of M r Rob* Knight m r W m Hooke & 
Tho: Dexter to satissfy a debt due from Tho: Dext r to Al- 
derman Hooke of Bristoll, according to w ch apprisement I 
Tho: Dexter late of Lin & now of Sandwich doe for mee 
mine heires Executo rs & Administrato" alien assigne & sett 
over unto Sam: Bennet of Linne his heires & assignes for 
ever all that plow land & pasture land w ch is in the Arbitra- 
tion w ch is one hundred Acres of plow land & fyve hudd & 
thirty Acres of pasture land all w ch lyeth as followeth the 
North side bounded next M r Leaders land, the East bounds 
to M r Willis his lands, the south side to M r Cobbetts land & 
the west side next to Charlestowne line, all w ch lands above 
written I alien assigne & sett over unto Samuel Bennett by 
the order of m r W m Hooke w ch appeareth by a deed under 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 137 

m r iffm JJookes hand & doe. hereby pmise to mainteine the 
title thereof unto Samuell Bennett his heires & Assignes 
forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
& scale Dat. in Boston, this 7 th day of June 1648. 
Signed sealed Tho: Dexter senior 

& dd in presence & a scale. 

of us. Rich: Walker & Rich: Stilman Sen 

[Page 116.] 

30. (4) 1648. This bindeth mee Thomas Breedon to take 
abord the Shipp Thomas Bonad venture M r George Hewghes 
the value of six thousand twenty six Rialls in wheate fish or 
Tobacco for the Account of M r Wrath Bathrne & is for so 
much he hath laden aboard Dito ship in Malaga for New 
England for my Account in witnes whereof I doe hereunto 
sett my hand Dated in Malaga, the 18 th of January 1&A8.. 

p me Thomas Breedon. 

30 (4) $-2- I was witnes to a bond of 2000 U from 
(/apt George Hewghes to Capt Tho: Breedon to save him 
harmles from a bond of 1000 U given at Barbados that they 
would not transport any from the Island w th out license. 

1. (5) 164 $. Bee it knowne by these pntes that I John 
Thompson mariner m r of the Elisabeth of N: England do 
acknowledge my self e indebted unto W m Roberts of Charls- 
towne Wine coop alias Mariner in the full & just sume of 
one hundred & fourty pounds sterl to be paid unto him the 
gd w m R k er ts or his Assignes at or uppon the 25 th of 
November next ensueing the date hereof, at the house of the 
g d ^-m Rob e rt s in Wapping neere the ould staires w th out any 
trouble or interruption; Unto the true pformance whereof I 
the s d John Thompson do bind my selfe mine heires execute 
& Administrat rs & in pticular my Island lyeing in the 
Massachusetts Bay neere Dorchester called by the name of 
Thompsons Island: And in case of Non payment at time & 
place appointed it shalbe lawfull for the s d W m Roberts his 
heires or Asignes to enter & take possession of the s d Island 
to his or theire pper use, except the s d John Thompson shall 
in the meane season pay or cause to be paid unto the s d 
Roberts the summe of twenty fyve pounds p Cent during 
his non payment, or sufficient security to the s d Roberts or 
his Assignes for the same, witnes my hand & scale 23 (3) 
1648 

Sealed & dd in p r sence of John Thompson 

Robert Dennis & a scale. 

Rich: Thurston 
W m Aspinwall Not: Publ. 



138 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

4. (5) 1648 I witnessed a Copie of Capt Thomas 
Breedons protest. 

[Page 117.] 

1 (5) UJJ. Bee it knowne by these presents that I 
John Thompson mariner doe acknowledge my selfe indebted 
unto W m Roberts of Charlestowne wine Coop alias Mariner 
in the Just summe of ten pound of lawfull Money of 
England to be paid unto the s d W m Roberts or his Assignes 
at or uppon the 25 th of Sept. next ensueing the date hereof 
at the now dwelling house of the s a W m Roberts in Wapping 
neere the ould staires. Unto the true pformance whereof I 
doe bind myselfe mine heires Execut & Administr firmly by 
these p r sents. In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my 
hand & scale this 23 (3) -J-^-iJ.. in the month called May. 
Sealed & dd in p r sence of John Thompson. 

Robert Dennis & a scale. 

Richard Thurston 
William Aspinwall Not: publ 

1 (5) ifiJJ. Whereas W m Roberts of Charlstowne hath 
sould unto John Thompson one halfe of his house & land in 
Charlstowne. Bee it hereby knowne that in case the s d John 
Thompson shall at any time hereafter resolve to sell or lett 
the same, then the s d John Thompson doth covenant & grant 
to & w th the s d W m Roberts that he shall have the refusall 
of the same he paying therefore as it shall then be worth or 
as another bona fide will give. In witnes whereof the s d 
John Thompson hath hereunto put his hand & scale this 23 

(3)1^48. 

Sealed & dd in presence of John Thompson & a scale 

Robert Dennis 
Richard Thurston 
William Aspinwall Not. publ: 

1 (5) 16.11 g ee j^ knowne by these pntes that John 
Thompson of Charlstowne Mariner doth covenant & grant 
to & w th W m Roberts of Charlstowne afores d Wine Coop 
alias Mariner, to pay unto the s d W m Roberts or his Assignes 
the full one halfe of all the Charges the s d W m Roberts hath 
beene at about the repaire of the house & ground in Charles- 
towue, whereof the s d Roberts hath sould the one halfe unto 
the s d Thompson as may more at large appeare by a deed 
beareing date w th these p r sents: the s d W m Roberts tendring 
a just & true Account thereof unto the s d John Thompson. 
In witnes whereof the s d John Thompson hath hereunto put 
his hand & scale this 23 (3) 1648. It is to be understood 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 139 

that no chardges is to be accounted that hath beene laide 
out before this present 23 (3) 48. but only such as shall 
here after be expended witnes my hand & seale. 
Sealed & dd in presence of John Thompson & a seale. 

Robert Dennis 

Richard Thurston 

William Aspinwall Not: publ. 

11. (5) 1648 I witnessed a tre Att r : from Rice Jones 
to George Grigs to recov r of Phillip Hatch 3 " due by Bill 
Dated 25 (1) 1648 

[Page 118.] 

1 (5) Ifi-i! Indorsed: Remembrance for M r George 
Hewghes Comander of the Thomas Bonaventure for my 
pticular. Malaga 28 th Jan. l- 4 -- 
Brother George Hewghs Malagath the 18 th Januar. 1648 . 

This serves to Company yo u desireing yo u god sending 
yo u safety &c: as followeth in the tre. 
subscribed, yo r loveing brother la we 
Wrath Bathorne. 

post: Here goes a note firme under M r Briddon hands 
for the paym 1 unto yo u of 6 d. 026 R Vallew in wheate fish 
or Tobacco, w ch yo u shall please to demand of him for it being 
for the like value I here have Loaden for his Acc. in goods 
in yo r shipp p the w ch pray Recover of him for mee & make 
it me good to Account. 

The afores d Georg Hewghes uppon his Oath did affirme 
that his writinge w th the postscript was delivered to him by 
the said Wrath Bathorne as his owne order, taken at Boston 
in N: England. 1 (5) 1648 before us 

John Winthrop Governo r 
Increase Nowell sec: 

3 (4) 1648 I was witnes to a bond of an hundd pound 
wherein Thomas Breedon is bound to Georg Lues to save 
him harmles from a Receipt or else to restore the same. 

Also I witnessed a Copie of Capt Breedons Protest 
against Capt Hewges Dat. 30. (4) & Capt Hewghes answer 
Dat. 4 (5) 1648: 

1. (5) 1648. George Hewghes of Debptford in the 
County of Kent Mariner did constitute &c: Isaac Addington 
of Boston in N: E: his true & lawfull Atturney, grant his 
s d Att r full power &c: to aske &c: of all & singular person 
or persons in the Island of Barbados, all & singular sume or 
sumes of money goods merchandise Debts or Accounts due 
to the s d Appearer, & of the Receipt to give acquittance &c: 



140 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

also to compound & agree & to appeare before any Minister 
of Justice in any Court or Courts there to require law &c: 
to doe say pursue implead &c: & generally to doe &c: Ratify- 
ing whatsoever his s d Att r shall doe or pcure to be done &c: 
The like tre of Atturney did Georg Hewghes afores d 
make to John Manning, & Nicholas Davison of Charlstowne 
for all & singular sume or sums of money debt or debts 
wares goods or merchandise what soever from all & singular 
pson or psons whatsoever in N: E: w th power also to substi- 
tute one Attu r : or more under them. 

[Page 119.] 

1 (5) 1648. Account of John Huntley wherein John 
Pease of Boston is Cred: in Decemb r : 164 ? p Dry fish 12 
Kintalls at 5 skore to the weight 1344. Rec d & shipped 
aboard the ship Welcome at Boston, for the Barbados in 
M r John Allen Mr: 

Itm of this 12 Kintalls of fish there was due to mee 2 
Kintalls & i the rest w ch is 9 Kintalls & | I give Account 
of as followeth: 

This 9 Kintalls & i when it was received abord the shipp 
weighed 1064 U . When this fish came to the Barbados it 
proved wast by sea wett in the voyage: w ch Damage and 
waste John Pease was to stand to: so that it weighed there 
620 11 . for which he is Creditor. 

Acc of John Huntly as he sold the fish "} 
in Barbados is for fish a lb of Tobacco p lb w ch | , . , 

is in tobacco 620 lb : w ch is being changed in *> A i A o ^A 
Cotton 2 lb of Tobacco for a lb of Gotten: in 
Gotten 310 lb w ch at 4 d p lb is 

Itm out of this 310 lb is paid for the freight \ ,. , 

of the fish to the Barbados 77 lb i of Cotton \ A1 AC i n 
at4 d p lb p d thereis ) 

ffor storehouse roome for the fish for 2 months 
at 50 lb tobacco p month is 50 lb cotton. acc ) 

at4 d . . } 001608 

ffor a storehouse for the Cotton as accustomed 

at 3 lb Cotton p C is 5 lb cotton . . . 000108 
ffor steeving the Cotton at 3 lb p C is 5 lb cotton . 000108 
ffor factoradge at 10 lb p C is of Cotton 31 lb . 001004 

So there was shipped abord for John Pease 
in the Barbados of Cotton 141 lb & i w ch John 

Pease is C r for at 8 d p lb 041404 

John Pease is D r : for the freight of 141 lb % of ) 

Cotton home ward bound at l d p lb w ch is in V 00 11 9 

Cotton at 8 d p lb . 17 lb J . . . ) 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 141 

Itm for a p r shooes to his wife . . . 00 03 6. 
ffor a shirt to her 000700 
ffor 2 y d8 1 Canves at 2 s p y d . 000409 
ifor i lighter load of wood p d to goodman ffane. 00 10 00 
ffor bringing the wood to her house to good- 
man Bosworth 000206 

ffor wharfage to goodman Bendall . . . 00 00 07i 

ffor a day my selfe about the wood . . 00 01 00 

ffor a lb : & i sugar 000106 

ffor warehouse roome to M r Allen . . . 00 00 08 
ffor cariadge from Charlestowne to Boston of 

the Cotton . . 000102 



Totall disbursed is in Acc 020406 



Cotton 66 lb | 

Rest to John Pease is of Cotton .74 lb | 

The s d John Huntley delivered this as a true Acc. 
betweene him & John Pease for all matters (errours ex- 
cepted) uppon his oath taken at Boston in New England. 

1 (5) 1648. before us John Winthrop Governo r 

William Hibbins. 
[Page 120.] 

4. (5) -U-1& I testified unto the Copies of fyve tres 
unto Edmund Angier - 3 tres from John Talcot & John 
Pratt one Dat. 22 May 1640. another August 10 th 1640. & 
another 15 th June 1641. a fourth from Anne Spenser Dat. 

2 May. 1642. and the fifth from W m . Edw. no Dat: Also 
unto a Copie of a writeing under W m Spencers name Dat. 

3 July 1639. Also to a Letr Atturney fro Ed. Angier to 
Joseph Mayet Dat. 5 (5) 1648: 

30 (4) 1648: Whereas on the last day of June Anno 
Dni 1648. According to the Account of England, before 
me W m Aspinwall Not & Tabellion publick by Authoritie of 
the Gener 11 Court of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne, 
appeared Capt Tho: Breedon showing Commissions on trs 
w' h Articles & Agreem* 8 made for pformance of Divers Nego- 
ciations concerning the Merch te ffreighters of the good ship 
called the Thomas Bonaventure of London, in w ch himselfe 
is concerned as Assistant unto Capt George Hewghes, alledg- 
ing sundry breaches of Covenant to be made by the said Capt 
Hewghes Comand r of the s d shipp, to the prejudice of the s d 
Merch te freight thereof, & in pticular to the p r judice the 
s d Tho: Breedon, for as much as the s d George Hewghes 
hath disposed of the whole Comissions w th out the Assist- 



142 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

ance of the s d Thomas Breedon, & contrary to the 
directions of Wrath Bathorne, & contrary also to the 
advise of the s d Thomas Breedon. Uppon w ch Allegations 
made by the s d Thomas Breedon and at his request, I the s d 
Notary did repaire to the s d George Hewghes & in the name 
of the s d Thomas Breedon did protest against the s d Georg 
Hewghes, that what soever Damages shall happen through 
breach of such orders formerly alleged, the s d Georg 
Hewghes is the cause thereof through his unadvised pceed- 
ings & excluding the s d Thomas Breedon from acting such 
things as was agreed uppon at Malaga. And that the s d 
George Hewghes shalbe lyable to make reparation of all 
such Damages losses & interests w ch thereuppon may accrew 
either to himself e for his pticular proportion, or to the rest 
of the Merch 18 freighters of the shipp aforesaid for theire 
pportions & parts : ffor all w ch the s d Georg Hewghes shalbe 
responsall in time & place convenient. This done & pro- 
tested in the Towne of Boston in N: England by mee the 
s d Notary at the request & in the name of Thomas Breedon 
aforesaid. 

Quod virtute &c: 

Uppon the fourth of July Capt Georg Hewghes came unto 
mee the s d Notary & gave this answer to the protest of Capt 
Thomas Breedon & required mee to enter the same, ffirst 
he saith that his Allegations are Generall & therefore a 
pticular answer cannot be given. *3 ly . In 

[There aro no pages 121 and 122.] 
[Page 123 evidently begins with an entirely different 
document.] 

10 (5) 1648 Know all men by these p r sents that 1 John 
Anderson Shipp Carpent r for good & valueable consideration 
by mee in hand received have bargained & sould unto M r 
Robert Allen of Norwich in the County of Norfolke in the 
Kingdom of England Mercht one halfe of the Shipp called 
the John & Sarah of the burden of thirty nine tuns, & unto 
Mf Nicholas Davison of London Merch 1 the other halfe of 
the s d Shipp. To have & to hould theire so severall halfe 
parts in the s d shipp to them theire Execute" & Adminis- 
trators & Assignes severally & respectively as theire pper 
goods, to theire pp use & behoofe forever. And I the s d 
John Anderson mine Execute 18 & Administrators unto the 
s d Robt Allen & Nicholas Davison & theire Execut & Ad- 
minist & Assignes the s d ship aforementioned to be bar- 
gained & sould, will warrant & Defend by these presents 
against all men for one twelve month & a day according to 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 143 

the law of Oleron, perill of sea fire & enemyes only ex- 

cepted. In witnes whereof I the s d . John Anderson have 

hereunto putt my hand & scale this 26 (3) 164-8. 

Signed sealed & dd John Anderson 

in presence of & scale. 

Clement Campion 

Thos: Lake: 

11 (5) -1&A1 I copied out foure testimonies & a certifi- 
cate all attested by John Vaughans hand Secretery & Pub- 
lick Notary at Bermuthas: 



16 (4) iSAS. Uppon the sixteenth day of June Anno 
Dni 1648 according to the Account of England, at the re- 
quest of Nicholas Trerice M r of the shipp Chapman of London, 
I W m Aspinwall No* & Tabellion publ by Authority of the 
Generall Court of the Massachusetts admitted & sworn 
w th him did goe unto M r Em: Downing & Benjamin Gillom 
Shipwright, of whom the s tl Nich Trerice by mee the s d No- 
tary did Demand two hundred thousand of Treenailes sould 
unto the s d Nich: Trerice Joshua Hues & Thomas Kemble by 
Robert Rich & Joshua ffoote of London Merch* 8 w th -reference 
to a former bargaine & sale made to the afore s d merch* 8 by 
the said Joshua ffoote Emanuell Downing Stephen Winthrop 
& Thomas Bell in behalf e of themselves & Adam Winthrop 
& Ben: Gillom theire p'tions, of a certaine pcell of Mast & 
Treenailes. And the s d Emanuell Downing & Benjamin Gil- 
lom answered, accordingly as they did the last yeare & ac- 
cording to agreement w th the s d Merchants by the s d Eman- 
uell, they would now Deliver so many Masts & Treenailes 
as his Shipp can take in, & the rest shallbe delivered 

[Page 124.] 

abord such other Shipp or Shipps as shall have order to 
receive the same. And that the s d masts & Treenailes are 
readie to bee dd part here & part at the Eastward according 
to agreement. But further they answer that the s d Tree- 
nailes & Masts are to be dd together. W ch answer being 
thus made, I the said Notary at the request of the s d Nicholas 
did protest, & by these presents doe ptest as well against 
the s d Robt Rich & Joshua ffoote, as against Emanuel Downe- 
ing Stephen Winthrop Thomas Bell Adam Winthrop & 
Benjamin Gillom, that whatsoever Damages or losses the 
said Nich: Trerice, Josh: ffoote, & Tho: Kemble alreadie 
have or hereafter may susteine by reason of the Non Deliv- 
ery of the s d two hundred thousand Treenailes Demanded 



144 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

uppon the foremencioned bargaine of sale made by the s d 
witnes ffrancis Mayew. 

[Page 125.] 

14. (5) !fi-. Received the 22 th of Deceml/ 
1640. of M r Thomas Dexter of Linne in New 
England in full payin* of all reckonings debts li s 
dues & demands what soever from the begining ^ 32 -02 
of the world to the day of the date hereof the 

sumine of thirty two pounds two shillings for 

the use of M r Thomas Santley I say received. 

witnes John Edes p me Samuel Peerse. 

Robert Longe. 
I also attested a Copie hereof to M r Vincent : 

15. (5) 1648. I attested a Copie of the Governo 18 
Award betwixt Majo r Nehemiah Bourne & M r Richard 
Hutchinson of London. 

Also I witnessed to a bill of John Webb to Henry Shrimp- 
ton of 20 U : 

17 (5) 1648. I attested a Copie of W m Cutters affidavit: 
& a Copie of a note of Amos ffoords to M r ffoote about a 
Kilderkin of Indigo marke BA: Also 31 (11) 1648. I at- 
tested another copy of them both. 

17 (5) 1648. Noverint universi p p'sentes me Georgius 
Hewghes de Deptford in Comitatu Kent mariner teneri et 
firmiter obligari Richardo Cooke de Boston apud Novangles 
Tailor in trigint libros Sterlingorum Solvend eidem Richardo 
Cooke sive certo suo Atturnat Executor vel Administr: suis 
Ad quam quidem soluc one bene et fideliter faciend oblige me 
heiredes Executores et Administrat meos firmiter p r sentes. 
Dat. sigillat die quinto mensis quinti (vulgo July) Anno 
Dni 1648. 

The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden George Hewghes shall pay or cause to be paid 
unto the s d Richard Cooke or his certaine Atturney the full 
& juste sume of fifteene pounds currant money of England 
at or uppon the fifteenth day of October next ensueing the 
date hereof at M r W m Peakes Woolen Drap. at the signe of 
the Key in Cannon Streete in London that then this p r sent 
obligation shalbe voyd & of none effect otherwise to remaine 
in full force & strength 

Sealed & dd in p r sence of George Hewges 

John Manning & a seale. 

William Aspinwall. 

also I attested a Copie 8 (12) 1648 : 



ASPLNWALL NOTABIAL RECORDS. 145 

17 (5) 16^ Sam: Adams of Braintre granted a tre of 
Nich: Trerice of Charlstowne mariner to aske &c of the 
Execut. of the last will & Test: of Elisabeth Eglesfield 
grad mother to Mary his wife a certaine legacie bequeated to 
her and also to ask &c: of the Exec: of the last will of 
Emanuell Eglesfield late of London haberdasher ffather 
to Mary the wife of the said Sam: all that is due or coming to 
her by the death of her sister Hanna Eglesfield or her 
brother Sam Eglesfield & of the receipt to give acquittance 
&c: as in his former tre Atturney to Peter Bracket, p. 85. 

22 (10) 16 This tre Att r was renewed 22 (10) 49 to 
John Adams. 

[Page 126.] 

17 (5) 168. I attested the Copies of two Bills, one 
from James Oliv r to M r Nathl Eldred of 100 1 ! Dat. 15 (5) 
1648 & the other of Nath: Long to M r Nath: Eldred for 
100 U Dat. 1 (4) 1648 

Also I witnessed to a tre Att r from Georg Smith to W m 
Hudson Junior for receiving his wages : 

18 (5) 1648. I attested a Copie of the Charter partie 
betwixt M r Gainer M r W m Tyng & Valentine Hill ; & also 
a release from M r Gainer of a third pt freight. 

19 (5) 1648. Isaac Cullimor of Boston constituted 
James Griffen of Ratcleffe over ag* y e Red Lyon & Henry 
Greed of Shadwell neere the Dock Carriadg maker his true 
& lawfull Atturneyes granting them full power &c to 
jointly & severally ask &c: of the Execut: of the last will & 
test: of M rs Alice Ricket late of Ratcliff Deceased a cert. 
Legacie bequeathed to his wife Margaret Cullimor of the 
sume of 10. 11 & of the receipt &c: also to doe say &c: & gen- 
erally to do all things &c: Ratifying &c: 

17 (5) 1648. Michael Powell of Boston Mer. appeared, 
showing mee aworde from Henry Sealy merch* (w ch as he 
saith was inclosed in a tre from the s d Hen-Sealy Dat. 17 th 
March 1647) to receive of Capt Robt Hardings partner the 
value of an hund. & fifty pounds sterl in good Virginia 
sweet sented leaf Tobacco at 4 d p pound, requireing me the 
s d Notary to goe w th him to M r Robert Scott partner unto 
the s d Robert Harding & in the name of the s d Henry Sealy 
& Daniel Tannor %ierch ts to demand pay according to 
agreem* or (being the day was past the 20 th day of June) 
present payment of the s d Tobacco that the s d Appearer 
might returne it according to his Order. Accordingly I the 



146 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

s d Notary went w th the s (1 Michael Powell unto M r Robert 
Scott & in the name of the s (l H: Sealie & Daniel Tannor 
did demand payment. Whereunto the s d Robert Scott 
answered, that he daily expected a pcell of Tobacco, but 
had not at p r esent to pay : w ch answer being heard & by mee 
the s d Notary understood, I did in the name of the said 
Henry Sealy & Daniel Tannor protest & by these presents 
doe protest against the said Capt Robert Harding & yo n 
M r Robert Scott, that whatsoever damadge shall accrew unto 
the s d merch ts H. Sealy & Daniel Tannor for default of pay- 
ment the s d Robert Harding & Robert Scot shalbe justly 
lyable to & responsell for to be recovered in time & place 
convenient. Thus done & passed in the towne of Boston 
the day & year first above written. 

[Page 127.] 

20 (5) 1A8. Know all men by thesse p nt9 that I Ed- 
ward Bendall of Boston in New England for divers Consider- 
ations moveing mee thereunto doo make Constitute & or- 
deine my trusty & welbeloved ffrends M r Thomas Berry 
neere Allgate in London, Ironmonger M r Thomes Wilken- 
son in East Smithfield London Mealm, & M rs Hannah Rud- 
son in London afores d or either of them my true & lawfull 
Atturneyes for mee & and in my name to aske Demand 
gather & receive all & singular such Bills Bonds or Debts of 
what kind soever as are of Right belonging unto mee the 
said Edw: Bendall from any pson or psons whatsoever w th in 
the Citty of London or any other parts of England & in case 
of non payment or due satisfaction made by any such partie 
or parties uppon a Just & lawfull Demand I do hereby give 
my s d Atturneyes or either of them full power ly cense & 
Authoritie in my name to sue Arrest implead imprisson &c: 
any the s d parties & uppon due satisfaction or recovery 
made to acquitt Discharge release & out of prison to sett 
free as fully & absolutely as I myselfe could Doe if I were 
there psonally present in Witnesse whereof I have here- 
unto put my hand & seale this Twentieth day of July In the 
yeare of o r Lord one Thousand Six hundred forty & eight 

Edw: Bendall & a seale 
Sealed & dd in the p nt8 of us 

Thomas Browne 

John Tinker 

I William Aspinwall Not: &c doe testify that Ed: Bendall 
aforesd psonally appeared before mee & acknowledged the 
writing aforesaid to be his owne Act & Deed Quod &c: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 147 

21 (5). Robert Scott granted tre Att r to Capt. Robert 
Harding to receive 60 U Legacie of the Execute 1 " 8 of M rs Mary 
Hussey of London deceased grand mother to his wife Elisa- 
beth. And also sent a Release or acquittance for the said 
sixty pounds unto John Hussey the payment of the same to 
Capt. Robert Harding : 

22. 5 : 1648. Edw: Bendall & Jane his wife Executrix of 
Capt. John Gower of London her late husband, granted a 
tre Att r to Thomas Berry neere Allgate Ironmonger Thomas 
Wilkenson in East Smithfield meale man. & M r8 Hannah 
Rudson of London jointly and severally to receive & recov 1 
all debts due to Capt John Gower late husband of the s d 
Jane Bendall. also all other debts due to either of them : & 
all rights of inheritance purchased by the s d Jane in the 
tune of her widowhood. & of the Receipt to give acquittance 
also to sue implead prosecute &c: 

18 (11) 1648. 

[Page 128.] 

1. (6) 1648 In nomine dei Amen : p hoc p r sens publiced 
Instrumentum cunctis evidentes appareat et sit notu, Quod 
An Dni (juxta computatione ecclesia Anglicane) Milles- 
imo sexcentesimo quadragesimo septimo mensis vero ffebruari 
die vicesirno septo, Coram me Henrico Linscott Civitatis 
Exonie, sacra regia authoritate Notaria et Tabellione publico 
admisso et jurato intra Civitate Exon psonalite constitute, 
compparuit psonaliter p bus viz Stephanus Oliviero Civitatis 
Exonie p r dicte mercator, Qui Sponte et sua certa scientia 
omnibus quibus de jure melioribus potuit aut potest via, 
modo, et juris forma necnon ad ornnem juris effectu ex hide 
quovismodo sequi Valentem nominavit fecit creavit constituit 
et soleminter ordinavit, ac p r sentis publici Instrument! tenor 
nominat facit constituit creat et ordinat honestum virum 
Johannem Kelly de civitate Exoni mercatorena presentum et 
omnes hujusmodi in se acceptantem ejus veru certu legitimem 
et indubitatu procuratorem, actorem, factorem, negotiorumque 
suorum gestorem acumcium generalem et speciale ita tamen 
quod generalitas specialitati deroget nee e contra, videlicet, 
et expresse ad (ipsius Constituents nomine et p ejus us u) 
petendum exigendum levandu et recupandu de Thoma Allen 
nup de Braunton in Anglia et nunc apud Angliam noviter 
invemtam seu alibi in partibus ultramarinis residente, com- 
morante, de Johanne Tre worthy nup de Kings weare prope 
Dartmouth in Regno Angl, ei nunc apud Angl noviter in- 
ventam seu alibi residente, ac otiam de Thoma Purchase nup 
de Dorchester in Regne Angl p r dict et nunc apud Angl 



148 ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

noviter inventam seu alibi in partib 8 ultra marinis degentre 
et comorante velde et in bonis et rebus suis cujuscumque 
sint generis sive qualitatis et inquorumvis manibus inveni 
poterint quorumque nomine sive quibuscumque nominibus 
lidem Thomas Allen Johannes Treworthy et Thomas Purchase 
vocanter sive appellantur, onmes et singulas pecuniarum 
summas sequentes, vizt de p r facto Thoma Allen summar xv. 
libraas legalis monete Anglie de Johamie Treworthie Suman 
Trigintocto libr. duorum solidorum octo denariorum et unius 
obuli, de Thoma Purchase suman centum vigint; et unius 
librum quatuor solidorum et decem denariorum eidem 
Constituenti notaraie debitas et insolutas ; Dictosque Thoma 
Allen Johamie Treworthy et Thoma Purchase (propter 
nonsolutionem) tarn p corporis quam bonorum arresta- 
tionem sequestrationem et seisamenta ad solutione et satis- 
factione faciendum compellendum et constringendum, ac cum 
tempus fuerit remittandum et relapandum, ac remitti et 
relapari mandandum ac de receptis recupatis et habitis 
quietandum liberandum et absolvendum, cum pacto solem et 
expresse remsemel habitam in ppetund non petendi: et si 
esse [?] fuerit p fmissis omnibusque et singalis corain qubus- 
cumque Dominis Indicibus Majoribus Burgimastris Scabimis, 
Consulariobq ac aliis Comissaris tarn ordinarijs quam extra- 
ordinarijs ac ceteris Justitia ministris tarn ecclsiasticis quam 
secularibus quarumque Authoritate fungentibus et funcluris 
comparendu agendu et opperiddum, dictumque Constituen- 
tem et ejus jura in omnibus defendendum : 

[Page 129.] 

Quascumque p'visiones et juris auxilia arresti, sequestri, de- 
tentiones p'suarum et bonorum et quq'vis alia impetrandum 
et obtinendum: Libellos positiones et capitula dandum, 
datisque respondendum, Domicilin eligendu, litem et lites con- 
testandu, de calumnia, et quodvis alterius generis licitu jura- 
mentu in animam ipsius Constituentis p r standum et &c adverso 
prestari videndu : Sententias et acta quelibet fieri faciondem 
et exequendu expenses damna et interest petend et tapari 
faciendu pte standu sententiandu apellaudum et apellationes 
p sequendu Denique, cum eis concordemdu concludende et 
parisrendu. et istu p. omnia alia acta judicialia et extrajudici- 
alia faciendu que morita comseru juris ordo et facti qualitas 
exigunt et requirunt, Unum quo vel plures procurator vel 
procuratores loco ejus cum simili aut limitapotestate substitu- 
endu eumque velors revocando prout ipsi procuratori melius 
videbitur et placebit ; et generaliter omnia et singula alia faci- 
endu quo ipse Constituens facere posset si presens psonaliter 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 149 

interesset etiam si talia ferent quo mandatum exigerent magis 
speoiale quam sup'ius est expressum. Promittens dictus 
Constituens mihi dicto Notario ac publico persue stipulanti 
et recipienti se ratu gratu valid u et firmu perpetuo habitum, 
quicquid p dictu procuratore ejusque substitu in p r messis 
actu gestu procuratumve fuerit, sub hypoca et obligatione 
omnium et singulorum bonorum stuorum mobilium et immo- 
bium p r sentium et futurorum et sub omni juris et facti re- 
nunuciatione ad se necessaria pariterer et cautela, Dietusque 
constituents in majorem evidentiam approbatione et consensus 
sui potestati predictse (sic vt p r sertu) facto et date has 
p r sentes nomines sui subscriptione et sigilli sui appostitione 
connrmavit: Acta Exonise die Annse et mense predictis, 
p r sentibus tune et ibidem Gulielmo Lane Clerico et Guliemo 
Harris literato, testibus &c: 

W ra Lane Steven Oliver et sigilluin 

W m Harris. 
Henr: Linscotts : 

Et ego Henricus Linscot Civitatis Exonia sacra 
regia authoritato Notarius publicus atque Tabellio admissus 
atque Juratus, Quia premissis omnibus et singulis dum sic 
(ut p r mittitur) agebantur et fiebant, presens in terfin, 
Igitur hoc Instramente exinde manum mea propria exaravi, 
nonneaque meum pprium et cognomen subscrips. signumque 
meum tabellionale Solitu et consuetu apposui, ab hoc Rogatus 
et requisitus. Ita est. Henricus Linscot Notarius publicus 
testatur. 



16 - 4 3 John Manning of Boston did constitute &c 
James Oliver of the same his true & lawfull atturney grant- 
ing him full power &c: to aske &c: of all & singular psons 
in N: Engl: all & singular debt or debts sume or suinmes of 
money, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to com- 
pound &c: & to sue &c: & generally to doe all things &c: 
Also granting him power by vertue of a procuration to him 
made from Capt George Hewghes to appeare & answer in 
his action or actions & to implead & psecute against Capt 
Thomas Breedon. Ratifying* &c: ffurther granting him 
power to stopp by Attachment or otherwise the estate of M r 
John Painter in the hands of M r Samuel Maverick or any 
other to the value of a thousand pounds 
Witnes Richard Parker John Maning & a seale 

William A spin wall. 

[Page 130.] 

1 (6) l&A-i Know all men by these pntes that whereas 
I John Allen of Charlstowne in N: E: Mercht. have acknowl- 



150 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

edged my selfe to be indebted unto M r Daniel King of Lin 
in New Engl. mercer the sume of sixteene pounds fyve shil- 
lings current English money by a bill under my hand beare- 
ing date w th these pnts, I doe hereby pmise & ingage my 
selfe to pay or cause to be paid this sixteene pounds & fyve 
shillings unto M r Tho. Broughton at his brother M r W m 
Broughton his house behind the Royal Exchange in London, 
or in case he should not be liveing or be absent at the due 
time of paym* then to pay it to M r Samuel King woollen 
drap. at the upper end of Cheapeside neere Saint Martins in 
London or his assignes for the use & behoofe of the s d Daniel 
King his brother, w ch shalbe fourteene dayes next after my 
arivall next in England or by the first day of December next 
after these pntes witnes my hand this first of August one 
thousa: six hund. forty & eight. 

Witnes thereto is p me John Allen 

Jollif Ridocke. 

This is a true Copie of the like writeing shewed mee by 
Jolliff Ruddock & desired to be entered. 

1 (6) -LSJ-i Jonas Wood of Hempsted uppon Long Isl- 
and in N. E: ordeined Capt Robt Harding of Boston in N: 
Engl. Merch* & M r Joshua ffoote of London yronmonger at 
the Goulden Cock in Gracious streete his true & lawfull 
Attu e f granting his s d Att es full power &c jointly & sev- 
erally to ask &c: of the Executo rs of the last will & Testam* 
of Prudence Wood late of London (sometime of Halifax in 
Yorkshire) widdow deceased, A certaine Legacie or Legacies 
bequeathed to him by the will of his s d mother Prudence 
Wood, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to 
compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c: to doe say 
pursue &c: & generally to doe althings, w th power to substi- 
tute &c: Ratifying whatsoever his s d Att": or either of them 
or either of theire substitutes &c: 

1 (6) 1648. Jonas Wood of Hampsteed (ut supra) uppon 
the payment of a Legacie or Legacies bequeathed to him 
by the last will & testam* of Prudence Wood late of London 
(sometimes of Halifax in Yorkshire) his mother deceased, by 
the Execut r of the s d will or by either of them unto Capt 
Ro: Harding of Bost: N: E Merch*. or to Joshua ffoote of 
Lond. yron'ger at the Goulden Cock in Gracious streete 
or to either of them or either of theire subst: doth ac- 
knowledge himself fully satisfyed &c: & doth by these 
p r sents acquit & dischardge the s d Executo of the same 
and from any suits actions & demands in or about the same 
for ever. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 151 

[Page 131.] 

4 (6) 1648. Bee it knowne unto all men by these 
p e sents that I Edward Gibones of Boston in the Massachu- 
setts Bay in New England Merch*, have for & in considera- 
tion of a valueable summe already rec d of Major Nehemiah 
Bourne of Boston in N: England afores d mercht. bargained 
sould granted assigned delivered & confirmed, & by these 
pntes do bargaine sell grant assigne deliver & confirme unto 
the aboves d Nehemiah Bourne his heires Execute 1 " 8 Adminis- 
trat & Assignes one sixteenth part of the ship Welcome of 
Boston of Burden three hundred & fifty Tonns or thereabouts 
& one sixteenth part of all & singular the Masts sailes saile- 
yards Anchors cables Guns Ropes Coards boat tackle muni- 
tion furniture & apparell & all whatsoever unto the s d shipp 
belonging, or in any wise appertaineing, to have & to hould 
the s d bargained & Assigned premisses unto the s d Nehemiah 
Bourne his heires Executors Administrators & Assigns to 
his & theire pp use & as his & theire ppr goods. And I 
the s d Edward Gibons for me my heires Execute Adminis- 
trate 1 " 3 & Assignes do covenant to & w th the s d Nathaniel 
Bourne his heires Execute" Administra* & Assignes that 
they shall & may according to the true intent & meaning of 
these pntes peaceably & quietly have hold & enjoy the s d 
bargained & assigned p r misses w th out any lawfull lett sute 
molestation or interruption of or by any pson or psons what- 
soever. In witnes whereof I the s d Ed. Gibons have caused 
this Bill of sale to be made & have hereunto sett my hand 
& scale this 6 th January JULil. 
Sealed & dd in p r sence of Edw: Gibons & a seale 

Valentine Hill : 

David Yale : 

This was p r sented to mee by M r W m Davies to be re- 
corded de bene esse. 

7 (6) 1&4.J. Henry Shrimpton of Boston did constitute 
W m Gibbins of Hartford his true & lawfull Atturney to re- 
cover & receive of John Daves of Hartford all such sunie or 
summes of money as are due to Mm & to sue impleade &c: 

9 (6) 1648 I witnessed to 2 Coven ts about the hyre 
of the Pretty from Xper Lawson to Geo: Dod, for six 
months at 40 s p month : 

7 (6) 1648 David Selleck a Bill to pay for vessell Susan 
3 U 5 8 per hund. & Cov* of Lanclet Baker to finish it & mast 
it & do the joyners worke & to beare halfe the vessells 
chardge till cleared belowe the bridge at Mistick. 



152 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Also a Bill of sale of i the said vessell from Lanclet 
Baker to David Selleck : 

[Page 132.] 

8 (6) 1648 Noverint Universi p p r sentes me Christopher 
Lawson de Boston in nova Anglia wine Coop teneri et 
firmiter obligari Thome Kemble de Charlstowne in Nova 
Anglia p r dicta ffactor, in trecentis libris bene et legalis mone- 
tes Angiise, Solvend eidem Thome Kemble aut suo certo 
Atturnat Executoribq Administrat veil Assignat suis, Ad- 
quam quidem solutionem bene et fideliter faciend oblige me 
heredes, Executores ac administratores meos firmiter p 
p r sentes. Sigillo meo Sigillat Dat secundo die Augusti. 
Anno Dni 1& 

The Condition of this p e sent obligation is such that if the 
above bounden Christopher his heires Executo & Adminis- 
trators or either of them doe well & truly observe pforme 
fulfill & keepe all & singular the articles covenants & agree- 
ments conteined in a certaine schedule beareing Date w th these 
p r sents made betweene the above bounden Christopher Law- 
son on the one pt, & the above named Thomas Kemble on 
the other part, w^ h on the part & behalfe of the said Christo- 
pher Lawson ought to be observed pformed & fulfilled & 
kept unto him the said Thomas Kemble, then present obli- 
gation to be void otherwise to remain e full of force & vertue. 
Sealed & delivered. Christopher Lawson 

in the presence of & a seale. 

The said Christopher Lawson ingageth also his howse in 
Boston for farther securitie, this was added before the en- 
sealeinge & delivery, acknowledged also before mee In- 
crease No well 

Joseph Armitage his marke. 

John Perry, W m Hudson Atturney to Georg Smith, Bar- 
tholomew Barlow Atturney to John Carman, Abraham 
Knight, Richard Croucher, W m King, Richard Haselwood 
sealed to a Release unto Major Edward Gibons of theire in- 
terest in the Shipp Planter. 

[Page 133.] 

12 (6) ifLil By W m Kieft Derecture generall of New 
Netherlands &c: 

To all Christian people whom these pntes shall concerne 
greetinge these may certify yo u that the first of Aprill last 
past John Richbell & John Dolling Merchants did as Joynt 
partners buy covenant & receive of & from us twenty & one 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 153 

Negros at two hundred guilders the Neger w ch amounted to 
the sume of foure thousand two hundred guilders the w ch 
said summe they covenanted praised & conditioned to pay 
by the last of August following in pease & wheate & for the 
pformance the s d John Dolling was left here ingaged to us & 
the said Richbell had nineteene of the s d Negroes w th him 
into New England, the tenth of June following the s d John 
Richbel brought & Delivered us one hundred ninety & one 
I say 191 bushells of wheate at 52 Stivers the buchell w ch 
amounted to 496 guilders & the remainder the s d John 
Dolling hath paid satisfyed and given caution for to the 
value above said w ch is 4200 guilders given under o r hand in 
o r fort Amsterdam in New Netherland 8 this 26? Novemb r : 
Anno l4-. 

Subsci Willm Kieft: 

Know all men that I John Dolling do acknowledge my 
selfe fully satisfyed from John Richbell the aforesaid summe 
of foure thousand two hundred guilders witnes my hand this 
12 (6) 1&4JL 

Jn Dolling 

Teste Willm Aspinwall 
Not* publ 

19 (6) 4-8- I set my hand as witnes to a Release from 
John Perry to Major Edw: Gibons about the Ship Planter. 

19. (6) 1648 John Kelly Atturney to Stephen Olivier 
of Exeter merch* substituted John Holland of Dorchester in 
N: E: his atturney w th power to aske leavie &c: of all & 
singular pson or psons in N: E: all & singular debt or debts 
&c: Due unto the s d Stephen Olivier. & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to sue iuipleade 
&c: & generally to doe all things: & to substitute one or more 
&c: Ratifying &c: 

19 (6) l&i-S. Nathaniel Wilson of Roxbury granted 
unto Joseph Wood of Ovenden in Yorkshire his right & 
title unto a certain Messuage in Ovenden w th all the lands 
unto the same belonging. & This was by an absolute deed 
of sale Dat. 19 (6) 1648. 

[Page 134.] 

In the name of God Amen. Gilbert Carpenter M r and part 
owner of the good shipp called the Gilbert of Dartmouth 
Burden one hundred & ten tonne or thereabout, eleven 
peeces of Ordinance Twenty men & a boy. hath letten to 
freight his s d ship or vessell w ch is now rideing at Anchor in 



154 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Orotava in the Hand of Teneriff, unto Gowen Painter & 
Samuel Dash wood English Merch ts now resident in the s d 
Island of Teneriffe in manner following, ffirst it is agreed 
that the said Merch* 8 shall have twelve days to loade & 
put abord of the shipp what goods & Merchandises they 
shall think fitting to begin from the day of the date hereof : 
& being dispatched from this Island w th what goods & Mer- 
chandises shalbe laden abord by the s d Merch ts . It is agreed 
by the pties above mentioned that the s d Master shall 
directly saile unto the Isle of May & take into his ship what 
salt shee can conveniently carry the cost & chardges of 
putting aboard the s d salt is to be defraid & borne by the 
s d Master to be loden for the Acc of the s d merch 18 & have- 
ing taken in what salt the s d shipp can conveniently carry 
the s d Master is directly to saile unto the port of S*: James 
in Virginia where shee is to stay ten days at an Anchor to 
dischardg what part of her ladeing shalbe thought fitting by 
the s d merch ts or theire assignes & likewise shall take into 
his said shipp what goods & Merchandise the s d merch ts or 
theire Assignes shall loade & put aboard the s d shipp, & if 
in case the said Merch ts doe find sale for theire whole lade- 
ing of wine & salt, then & in such a case il shalbe at the 
pleasure of the s d Merch ts to keepe the s d ship in the afore- 
said Port of S* James in Virginia sixty dayes for her dis- 
charge & reladeing : & if in case the s d merchants doe not 
find sale for the goods and merchandises according to theire 
content in the aforesaid Port of St James in Virginia, then 
the s d master is to pceed w th what goods & Merchandise are 
aboard him directly for the Port of Boston in N: E: w ch 
shalbe his port of dischardg & relading of the s d shipp. for 
w ch discharg & relading the s d merch ts are to have sixty 
dayes : & if more than sixty shall be needfull for discharge 
& relading then the s d merch ts are to have twenty dayes of 
demorag 68 at the rate of three pounds p day. & the s d shipp 
being dispatched by the s d merch* 8 or theire assignes, the s d 
M r is to pceed directly unto the Island of Teneriff & Port of 

[Page 135.] 

Orotava & there to discharge all the goods & merchandises 
brought in the s d ship for the Acc of the s d Merch* 8 for the 
w ch discharge the Merch ts are to have twenty fyve dayes, & 
if more dayes shalbe spent in discharge of the s d ships lading, 
the merch ts are to allow three pounds sterl p day for every 
day so spent. & for accomplishm* of the s d voyage the s d M r 
doth oblige himselfe & his shipp in penalty of one thousand 
pounds & the aboves d voyage being by the s d M r pformed 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 155 

the s d merch ts are to pay freight to the s d master after the rate 
of six pound sterl p Ton to be paid in manner following, 
w ch is to say one hundred pounds in money w th in ten dayes 
of the arrival! of the s d ship in Orotava roade & the rest in 
good & merchantable wines at the price Current as shalbe 
laden by other merch t8 of this Island for the pformance and 
paym* of the s d freight the s d merch* 8 doe oblige themselvs & 
goods in penalty of one thousand pound sterling the tonnage 
of the s d ship to be accounted as shee shall stowe in wines 
in her hould. In witness of the truth the parties above men- 
tioned have here unto putt theire hands & scales Dated in 
Oratava this 23 day of May. Ann Dni. 1644. 

Wee whose names are here written do certify that the 
afore written is the true Copie of a Charter party made be- 
tweene Gowen Painter & Samuel Dashwood mercht resident in 
the Island of Teneriff of the one partie & Gilbert Carpenter 
mariner & m r of the s d shipp called the Gilbert of Dartmouth 
of the other partie witnes o r firmes. Dat. in Tenneriff the 
14 th of June 1647. 

We that doe here subscribe Doe certify that the foregoing 
Copie we have perused & find to agree w th a Charter partie 
w ch was p e sented unto us by M r Goyen Painter subscribed 
by Gilbert Carpenter as m r , & witnessed by John Hitchcooke 
Phillip Ward & John Paydge the w ch we conceive to be the 
true charter partie made by the aforementioned therein. & 
although wee did not see the parties signe it yet for what 
Correspondence & tres we have had from said parties wee 
conceive it to be theire firmes Dat the 14 th June 1647. 
David Stevens John ffowler 

John Sampson Marmaduke Raudon 

John Campion. Raph Lambert. 

[Page 136.] 

11. (7) 1648 Samuell & Margaret Cole sealed a tre of 
Atturney unto Samuel Keyes, John Smith & W m Lokar to 
surrender theire lands in the manor of East hall into the 
hands of the Lord for the use of Stephen King of Col- 
chester. 

Also they sealed an acquittance unto John Greene of 
Broad oa ke for sixteene pounds foure shillings, both of them 
Dated 11 (7) 1648. I atttested a certif: of his wives health. 
10 (12) 1648. 

31 th (6) lS-4-1 Uppon the 31 th day of the sixth month 
called August in the yeare 1648. At the request & in the 
behalfe & name of M r W Paine of Ipswich in N: England 



156 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

I William Aspinwall Notary & Tabellion publ by Authority 
of the Generall Court of the Massachusetts admitted & 
sworne did goe unto M r Sampson Lane & presented unto 
him a Bill of Exchange the tenor whereof here followeth 



July 5th. 5 : mo: V 

At twenty dayes sight of this my first bill of 
Exchange I pray you pay or cause to be p d unto 
M r W m Paine the just summe of fifty pounds in 
moneys at foure shillings & sixpence the doller 
or in goods at the said rate or value, at day make \- 50.00.00 
good paym* being for like value here rec d & 
place it to my Account, so God keepe yo u And 
rest yo u loveing frend 

John Thompson 

To his loveing frend m r Samp- 
son Lane at his house at Straw- 
berry bancke in Paskatq River. 

This Bill did I the said Notary : present to the s d Samp- 
son Lane & demanded payment: his answer was that he re- 
ceived tres of advise from John Thompson of the same date, 
but no advice about the s d Bill & therefore would not accept 
thereof, whereuppon I the s d Not. did then in the name of 
the s d W m Paine protest against the s d John Thompson who 
drew the s d Bill, as also against the said Sampson Lane for 
not accepting thereof, for all damages & losses w ch the s d 
W m Paine shall suffer by reason thereof, that the s d John 
Thompson or Sampson Lane or both or either of them shal be 
lyable & responsall for the same. 

Thus done & passed in the towne of Boston in the presence 
of Nicholas Davison. Quod virtute &c: 

[Page 137.] 

12. (7) $- Thomas Hawkins gave John Pierce of Bos- 
ton a bill of ten pound to be p d in Shop Comodities the 10 th 
June next. Dat. 12. (7) l&il. 

16 (7) 1648 Walter Merry did ordine Robert ffen of 
Boston his true & lawfull Att r granting him power &c: to 
aske leavie &c: of Richard Chadwell late of Sandwich now 
of New haven a certaine Bill obligatory of fourty eight 
pound, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to com- 
pound &c: & to appeare in any Court or Courts there to sue 
&c: & generally to doe &c: w th power to substitute &c: 
ratifyinge what soev r &c: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 157 

16 (7) 48 : I attested a Copie of an agreem* w tu an 
obligation for paym* of 24 li. 10 s 

18. (7) J--S-A-S- Know all whom these may concerne that 
on the 10 th day of this eighth month it was mutually cove- 
nanted & contracted betwixt W m Roberts of London wine 
coop on the one pt & M r Richard Russell of Charlestowne 
in New England wollen Drap on the other party : that uppon 
causes & considerations leading them : that whereas Rich: 
Russell hath disbursed on a house (w ch was formerly M r 
Averies) certaine summes towards the purchase thereof, It 
is now henceforth determined & mutually agreed uppon, 
that in case W m Roberts shall punctually pay two Bills o 
Exchange for the use & by the appointm* of Rich Russell, 
the one of fifty pounds fourty dayes after sight, the other of 
eighteene pounds at or uppon the first of Aprill next in Cur- 
rent money of England: & shall moreover lett the s d Rich: 
Russell peaceably enjoy the whole house & warehouse w th 
the garden rent free untill the 29 th of Sept. next ensueing 
w ch wilbe in the yeare 1647 : then the s d Rich: Russell is to 
Deliver up to the s d W m Roberts the s d house warehouse 
garden & all the immovables thereunto belonging : as like- 
wise all the land belonging to the same, excepting one 
meddow w ch was sould to W m Stilson, w ch meadow if the s d 
Roberts doe desire to possesse then the s d Rich: Russell is to 
purchase the same againe for the s d W m Roberts, the s d W m 
Roberts paying to the s d Rich: Russell as much as it was 
sould for to W m Chilson. The s d W m Roberts is to have the 
house & warehouse in as good condition as it is at this day 
ordinary usage excepted : It is further covenanted & agreed 
uppon, that in case the two bills or either of them shall not 
be p d as p Bills of Exchang, that the s d W m Roberts is to give 
to the s d Rich: Russell w th tres of advice ; that the s d Rich: 
Russell is to enjoy the said houseing & appurtenances until 
the. s d W m Roberts shall pay the s d Richard Russell in New 
Englan done hundred pounds of current money : the s d 
house & land being the said 

[Page 138] 

Richard Russells security for pformance hereof, this 10 th of 
October. Anno li.& 

Sealed & dd in the presence William Robb: 

of us Richard R [us sell] 

John Hodges 

Edward Mellowes. 



158 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

18 (7) I&AS. Theodore Atkinson of Boston granted 
unto Anthony Waters late of Marshfield a tre of Attorney 
to aske leavie &c: of Capt. Howe of the Isle of Wight alias 
Lieft: Gardiners Hand neere Long Island the sume of 
eleven pounds due to him & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court 
or Courtes there to require lawe &c: And generally to doe 
all things concerning the p r misses &c: ratifyeinge &c: 

21 (7) 1648 : I attested a tre of Atturney from Paul 
Allistree to M r Nicholas Davison for recovery of all debts 
due to M r Ri: Pickford & M r Edw: Selmans of Maderas : 

23. (7) 1648 I attested a Copie of a tre Att r from 
Anne Willis of Chettel in the County of Dorset Widdow & 
Zachary Willis of West woorth in the s d County gent unto 
Anne Willis Widdow formerly the wife of Nathanaell Willis 
to take all their right & interest w th all the writeings thereto 
belonging in England & Virginia &c: 

23 (7) 1648: I also attested the Copies of sundrie 
the pceedings of the tryall had about the Shipp Gilbert, w ch 
M r James Lake had for the use of his Merch ts : 

25. (7) 1648. I witnessed unto a Will made by Richard 
Straine of Boston & sealed by him the 25 (7) 1648: 

2 (8) 1648: Bee it knowne unto all men by these 
p r sents that I Thomas Santley of London merch* have or- 
dained made constituted & appointed & in my place & steed 
put my trustie & welbeloved frend W m Vincent of London 
Merch*. to be my true & lawfull Atturney & Assigne for 
mee & in my name & to my use to demand recover & re- 
ceive by all lawfull wayes & meaines what soever of Hum- 
phrey Higginson now resident in Virginia, & all other psons 
whom it doth or shall concerne, all such Goods Merchandizes 
debts summe & summes of money, estate, & demand, what- 
soever, as are to 

[Page 139.] 

mee the s d Tho. Santley payable or belonging in N: Eng- 
land or Virginia afores d by any waies or meanes whatso- 
ever, or in whose hands or custodie soever the same are or 
shall be remaineing intrusted & left by my ffactor Samuel 
Pierce Deceased, for my Account, according to a true Acco*. 
under my s d ffacto rs hand sent mee over from Virginia a 
long since, & to Demand & receive Accounts & reckonings 
of & from the said Humphrey Higginson & all other psons 
whom it doth or may concerne of & for all such goods & 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 159 

merchandizes & other things w ch heretofore came to his or 
theire hands or disposition for the use of mee the s d Thomas 
Santley in as large & ample manner as by tre of Atturney 
under my hand & scale made the 12 th day of March An 
Dni 1637 in the thirteenth yeare of the reigne of o r 
Soveraign Lord Charles by the Grace of God Kinge of Eng- 
land &c: I did Authorise my s d ffactor Samuel Pierce in 
my behalfe & for my use & Account to doe & pforme & to 
sell barter & dispose of such goods & merchandizes as my 
s d Attu r : W m Vincent shall receive & recover as afores d , 
or any part thereof to the use of mee the s d Thomas Santley, 
in such manner as my s d Att^: shall think best & fitting, 
makeing no debts except for such moneys as my s d Atturney 
shall receive bills of Exchang for payable to mee or my As- 
signes in London together w th security by bond for accept- 
ing & payinge of the sume accordingly, & for non Accounting, 
paying or Delivering moneys wares or merchandize, by any 
of my Debt 1 " 8 in N: England or Virginia, to my s d Att r : W m 
Vincent according to my ffactor Samuel Pierce his list & 
true Account, w ch my s d Atturney carryeth along w th him, 
to sue arrest impleade & condemne them in any Court of 
Judicature w tb in the 8 d Colonies of N: England & Virginia, 
& them to imprison & out of prison uppon satisfaction or 
good security given to remise release & dischardge & to 
seale acquittances releases or other lawfull dischardges to 
them in my name or in the name of Edward Pierce of Lon- 
don Merch 1 Administrate 1 " of the goods & Chatties of my 
ffactor Samuel Pierce deceased, but as my act & Deed as my 
said Atturney shalbe thereunto advised by councell learned 
in the lawe: Giveing unto my said Atturney W m Vincent 
further power & Authoritie to depute & sett under him W m 
Hill now resident in Virginia 

[Page 140.] 

to bee an Atturney for him to Actuate herein or more 
Credible Atturneys likewise to transact the Authority of 
this my tre of Atturney on my behalfe & to my use & 
account & whatsoever my s d Atturney W m Vincent or his 
Deputed Atturneys shall doe or cause to be done in the 
p r misses I doe ratifye confirme & allowe the same to all 
intents & purposes to be reall & substantiall done by vertue 
of these presents as if I myselfe were then & there psonally 
p r sent at the doeing thereof. In witnes whereof I have 
hereunto sett my hand & seale the 4 th day of Septemb r in 
the three & twentieth yeare of the reigne of o r Soveraigne 
Lord Charles by the grace of God King of England Scotland 



160 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

ffrance & Ireland defend 1 " of the faith &c: i 64 - 7 An Dni. 
Sealed & Delivered Thomas Santley & a scale 

in the p r sence of 

John Rogers 

Thomas Elzey notar: publ: 

This is a true Copie of such a writeing p r sented unto me 
W m Asp: publ Not by the s d w m Vincent to record this 
2 (8) 1648: 

3. (8) 1648: I testifyed to a Copie of Bill of Exchange 
from M r Stephen Goodyeare to M r Malbone to pay 43 11 to 
M r Grey at the Crosse keys in Birchin lane for the use of 
M r Keanie. 

Also I did Attest a Copie of an Account betwixt Zepha- 
niah Smith. & W m Hanberry to the value of 50" 15 8 . Also 
I attested another Copie of the same Dat. 18 (10) - 164 ? 

3 (8) 1648. W m Hanberry of Boston did make &c: 
Edward Stebbing of Hartford uppon Connecticot his true & 
lawfull Att r , granting his said Att r : full power &c: to aske 
&c: of Zephaniah Smith of Hartford, the sume of fifty 
pounds 15 due to him, as by account under the hand of the 
s d Zeph: may more fully appeare ; & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c: there to require leave &c: to doe say &c: & gene- 
rally to doe all things concerninge the premisses &c: w th 
power to substitute &c ratifying irrevocably &c: 

[Page 141.] 

31 (7) i 648 Nicholas Rice of Boston constituted Peter 
Gardiner of Roxbury & Nicholas Gamage of London book- 
binder his true & lawfull Att rs : granting them power joyntly 
& severally to aske &c : of the Execto rs of Tho: Rice of 
Walden deceased all such Legacie or Legacies as were given 
or bequeathed to the said Appearer or otherwise due to him 
by the death of his brethren & sisters ; also to Aske &c: all 
such bond or bonds or other writeings concerning himselfe 
or his said brethren & sisters deceased left in trust in the 
hands of M r W m Saunders of Walden in the County of Essex 
or in the hands of any other, & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c: w th power to substitute &c: 

17 (8) 1 ^ 48 Nicholas Rice of Boston planter consti- 
tuted Pet r Gardiner of Roxbury & Nicholas Gamage of 
Lond. bookseller his true & lawfull Atturneyes: granting 
them power to aske leavie recover &c of the Execut of 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 161 

Rich: Rice of Ketton in Suffolke shoemaker a certaine Leg- 
acie of ten pounds, & of & from all & singular pson or 
psons whatsoever all debt or debts summe or summes of 
money due to the s d appearer & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c: as in the former. 

23. (8) 1648 Samuell Martin of Conecticott oweth the 
28 th of W 1646 . 

li s d 

One dozen of Kersey stockings 38" . . . 01 : 18 : 00 
One doz of Gotten at 21 8 . . . . 01 : 01 : 00 

One doz ditto, at 15 s 00 : 15 : 00 

11 y ds i of Adaretto at 4 a . . . . 02 : 06 : 00 



to pay in good beaver w th in three weekes 06 : 00 : 00 

Witnes my hand the day & date above mentioned 

Samuell Martyn. 



.1 .6 4 s David Selleck of Boston did constitute 
Capt Richard Malbone of New Haven his true & lawfull 
Atturney granting him power to aske leavie &c: of Tho: 
pell of New haven Chirurgeon the summe of three hundred 
pounds w ch he stopped or detained & due damages, & of the 
receipt to give acquittance, also to compound & agree & to 
sue impleade &c: 

Also an Assigment was made by Dav : Selleck unto 
Edmund Leach to receive the said summe & whatsoever 
Capt Malbone shall recover & to give him a dischardge : 

Also I attested a Copie of the Oath of Dorothie Tilson 
taken before 27 th Apr: -^ 4 -i 
the 2. Novemb. 1648. 

2 (9) 1648 Know all men by these presents that I 
Thomas Joy doe quitt Thomas Turner of all suites debts 
dues & demands from the beginning of the world till this 
day. 

witnes Edw: Tailor The marke of X Tho: Joy 

Ambrose Leech 

This is a true Copie of the like writeing p r sented to mee 
by Thomas Turner so subscribed & witnessed. 

[Page 142.] 

4 (9) 1648 Thomas Turner acknowledged that he had 
sould to ffrancis Smith & Ambrose Leach halfe the new 
barke the Jonathan Baulston is a building according to the 
deed now in M r Pormorts hand. 



162 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

4 (9) 1648 To all men whom these p r sents shall come 
John Sibly of Salem in N: E: in America sendeth greeting. 
Whereas at a Court Leete w th veiw of ffranc Pledge 
together w th the Court of the Manor of Brad pole in the 
County of Dorset there held the 2^ day of Septemb: in the 
fifteenth yeare of the Reigne of o r late Soveraigne Lord King 
James of Engl: &c: S r Nicholas Salter Knight late Lord of 
the said Manor, did grant unto Nicholas Hallet & unto the 
said John Sibly & unto W m Sibly now deceased sonnes of 
W m Sibly then deceased one tenement w th the Appur- 
tenances two close of land arable, & pasture called Longley 
conteining nine Acres & a halfe & one close of pasture 
called ffragott containeing two Acres, one close of land 
arable & pasture, conteineing one Acre, one close of land 
arable called Greenclose conteining twoe Acres, & one close 
of Medow called the Moore conteineing foure Acres & a 
halfe, one close of Medow called South meade conteineing 
three yards, & one close of land arable & pasture called 
Redcrosse conteineing six Acres w th thappurtenances, to 
have & to hould the tenement aforesaid, w th all & every 
theire appurtenances to the said Nicholas Hallet John Sibly 
& W m Sibly for tearme of theire lives, & the life of every of 
them longest liveing successively according to the Custome 
of the said Manor, under the yearly rent of thirty & five shil- 
lings: Now know yee, that the said John Sibly for & in 
consideration of the summe of threescore pounds of lawfull 
money of England to him in hand payd & secured to be 
payd to the said Nicholas Hallet, hath constituted made & 
ordained, & by these pntes he the said John Sibly doth con- 
stitute make & ordeine & in his place put John Browne 
"William Way & John Hearne all of them tenants of the said 
Manor of Bradpole his true & lawfull Atturneyes joyntly & 
severally for him the said John Sibly & in his name to sur- 
render into the hand of the said Lord or Lords of the said 
Mano r or the Steward of the said Mano r for the time being, 
the said tenement w th the appurtenances, & all the said closes 
w th the appurtenances & all the estate right title & interest 
of him the said 

[Page 143.] 

John Sibly therein, or thereunto ratifying confirmeinge & 
allowing all & whatsoever his said Atturneyes or any of 
them shall lawfully doe or pcure to be done in or about the 
premisses. In witnes whereof of the said John Sibly hath 
hereunto put his hand & seale the thirteenth of September 
in the eighteenth yeare of o r soveraigne Lord Charles by the 



ASPINWALL NOTAEIAL RECORDS. 163 

grace of God of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland King 

Defendr of the faith &c. 

Annoq Dni 1642. 

Sealed & dd in pnte of John Sibly. & a scale 

Increase Nowel Secret. 

William Aspinwall Recordr 

Edw: Mellowes 

Raph Sprage fforington 

David Phippeni of Waymouth 

Nicholas Upsall of Dorchester. 

7 (9) 164-8- Robert Nash of Boston did constitute 
Thomas Widhouse of Pascatqs his true & lawfull Att r : 
granting him power to aske &c: all & singular debt or debts 
&c: of all & singular pson or psons due to him, & of the re- 
ceipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound & agree &c: 
& to sue &c: & generally to doe all things &c: w th power to 
substitute one Att r or more under him w tb like or limited 
power ratifying irrevocably &c: 

7. (9) 164-3- W m Peperell of Slappen in Devonshire as- 
signed ove v to John Sparks of Dartmouth all his wages due 
from W m Stimson M r of the Eagle of Colchester vizt. 36 s 
p month for eight months from the 10 th of ffeb: to the 14 th 
of October, last past. w th power to sue &c: & to substitute 
Att rs under him w th generall power. Ratifying &c: 

8 (9) 16&- I attested a Copie of the Govern " award 
between e Major B oume & M r Richard Hutchinson. 

9 (9) 1648. At the request of John Wall Capt of the 
Dolphin of London I did ptest against Edw: Collins for de- 
fault of payment of eleven thousand of clapbord according 
to a Covenant. & published the same to the s d Edw: Collins 
at the house of Robert Turner. 

9 (9) 1648 At the request of Edw: Collins I protested 
against Thomas Lake for non paym* of eleven thousand of 
bolts according to agreement: 

[Page 144.] 

A pticular of all such Tobaccoes Cotton Suger or Indigo 
as are due in this Hand of Barbados unto James Neale & 
Companie. this 18 th day of June 1A1I 

Tobacco Ib 

M r Edward Denman & Robert 

Gamble their bill for 1000 

Thomas Reed & Edw: Goodale their bill for . 250 

Carried forward . . . . . 1250 



164 ASPIXVVALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Brought forward ..... 1250 
Jasper Culpert & Giles delagnarr 

their bills for 2700 

Richard Mousey his bill for .... 2000 
M r Edw: Grov'vust his bill p 

Receipt of wine one pipe .... 1100 

M r Sam: Holmes his bill for .... 2000 

M r Walter Powel his Bill for .... 1729 

M r John Morrice his Bill for .... 1600 

M r John Reade his Bill for . . . . 17765 

M r Lewis Morris for two bar 119 of wine . 500 



30644 

Received by mee Nathaniel Long the abovesaid Bills & 
Accounts being the summe of thirty thousand six hundred 
forty & foure pounds of tobacco w ch I doe promise to indev or 
to receive & bind my selfe to be accountable for the value 
unto James Neale & Companie. Witnes my hand this 25 th 
of June l-S-4.1 

p me Nathaniel Long. 

This is a true Copie of the like writeing p r sented to mee 
by M r James Neale aboue written the 4 (9) -L6_Li 

6 (9) 1648 This Bill bindeth mee Will m Durand my 
heires Executo rs & Administrat. to pay or cause to be paid 
unto W m ffrancklin of Boston in N: England Black smith 
the full quantity of eighteene hundred thirty twoe pounds of 
good & Merchantable tobacco in leafe to be dd to the said 
William ffrancklin or his Assignes in Virginia w th in two 
months after the am vail of the said William Durand in. 
Virginia. 

Witnes my hand the fourth of the nienth month 1644. 
In presence of William Durand 

Cornelius LLoyd./ 

[Page 145.] 

6 (9) 1648 This Bill bindeth mee William Durand my 
heires execut & Administr to pay or cause to be paid unto 
William ffrancklin or his Assignes the full summe of eight 
pounds thirteene shillings & niene pence according to a con- 
clusion of Account betweene them at this time, to be De- 
livered in Virginia this next Cropp at three pence the pound 
& Caske. 

Witnes my hand, the 18 th of May 1646. 

William Durand. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 165 



11 (9) 16i Thomas Bayes of Boston in N: E: Carpen- 
ter did constitute Joseph Wilson of Boston aforesaid mariner 
his true & lawfull Atturney granting his s d Attf full power 
&c: to aske &c: of all & singular pson or psons in Barbados 
Christophers or any of the Caribee Hands, all & singular 
debt or debts summe or summes of money or other Comodi- 
ties due unto him & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court or Courts 
&c: w tb power to substitute one Att r : or more &c: Ratifye- 
ing irrevocably &c: ffurther granting his Att r power to call 
to Account W m Plumer of S* Christophers for all writeings 
specialties & goods thereuppon received according to a write- 
ing under the s d Plumers hand. Dat. 6 th May. 1648. 

13 (9) 15-L8. I attested 2 Copies of Accounts made up 
betweene major Edw. Gibons & Capt John Leverit 29 (6) 
1648. wherein Capt Leverit rest indebted uppon all accounts 
to that day. I 1 . 1 4? 8 d 

13 (9) 1648 Josiah Stanborough of South hampton on 
Long Iland constituted W m ffrancklin of Boston his Attu r 
irrevocable granting him power to ask &c all rents due unto 
him for a messuage or house in Banbury in Oxfordshire now 
or late in the occupation of W m Savage a maker of stuffs, & 
of the receipt to give acquittance also to compound &c: 
ffurther granting his s d AttT power to alien & sell the said 
house deed or deeds of sale to make &c: Ratifyeing &c 
whatsoever his Att r or substitutes shall doe in any the 
premisses, ffurther covenanting to make seale & deliver 
any deed or deeds release or releases w ch shalbe advised by 
Counsel learned for Confirmation of the s d sale uppon just 
& reasonable demand thereof./ Date. 7 (8) 1648. 

13 (9) 1648. Josias Stanborough bound himselfe in 
foure score pounds (for & in consideration of fourty foure 
pounds sterling received & a procuration made unto W m 
Francklin) that in case 

[Page 146.] 

the s d W m Francklin cannot by himselfe or his substitutes 
recover the s d rent & make sale of the s d house w th in the 
space of twoe years next ensueing, that then uppon the Re- 
delivery of the s d Procuration the said Josiah thall pay or 
cause to be p d unto the s d W m or his Assignes the full 
summe of 44 1 . 1 sterl w th equall allowance & all just charges 
at law, to be p d in beefe porke bacon butter cheese wheate 
or pease or all or any of them at money price, to be p d in 
Boston. Dat. 7 (8) 1648. 



166 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

14 (9) 1648. John Robinson made a bill for paym* of 
3 C 60 lb sugar to W m Park or his Assignes at Barbados to 
be p d when any of the freight is p d . in case the said 360 
weight be not formerly pd to John Holgrane. And W m 
Parke assigned the same to Tho: Webber. 

14. (9) 1648. Humphrey Damirall constituted James 
Oliver & Thomas Hawkins his Att to sue & recover all 
debts of all & singular psons in N: England./ 

14. (9) 1648: This bill bindeth mee Cornelius Lloyd 
my heires Execu rs & Administrat rs to pay unto David Sel- 
leck mercht his heires or assignes the full & just summe of 
nine hundd pounds of 'good merchantable [tobacco] in leafe 
& caske at or before the tenth day of Novemb r next, witnes 
my hand this 24 th of September 1648. 
witnes Thomas Marsh: Cornelius Lloyd 

2. This bill bindeth me W m Rabnet my heires Execut 1 * 
or Administrate 18 to pay unto M r David Seleck his heires 
Administrat 1 " 8 or Assignes the full & just summe of two 
thousand fyve hundd pounds of good sound merchantable 
tobacco in leafe & Caske to be p d at my now dwelling house, 
at or uppon the last day of October next ensueing as witnes 
my hand this 9 th of Sept: Anno. 1648. 

As also I doe further oblige my heires or Administrate 1 "* 
to pay unto the s d M r David Selleck his heires or Adminis- 
trate 1 " 8 the summe of foure hundd pounds of good merchant- 
able tob: & Caske at the time & place above said as witnes. 
-my hand this 9 th of Septemb: -ULLfi. William Rabnett 

witnes Robert Pyland 
W m : Posgaite 

Supscribed M r Rabnetts bill for 2900 lb of tobacco. 

3. This bill bindeth me Thomas Owen my heires. 
Executo 1 " 8 & Adminstr to pay unto David Selleck of Boston 
in New : England merch*. the full & compleate quantity of 
twoe thousand pounds of merchantable Virginia leafe 
tobacco 

[Page 147.] 

w^ sufficient Caske payable uppon demand conveniently in 
Warwick River. In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my 
hand this 18 th of Sept. la.. Tho: Owen. 

Test John Bennet 
Roger Grosse. 

Supscribed M r Owen his bill of 2000 of Tobacco 

1648 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 167 

4. This Bill bindeth me Roger Grosse of upper Norfolke 
in Virginia my heires Exec: & Administ to pay unto David 
Selleck of Boston in New: England Merch*. or to his 
Assignes the full quantity six hundred & fiftie pounds of 
Mercl^able Virginia leafe Tobacco w th sufficient caske in 
some convenient place in Nansamme River payable uppo 
demand, witnes my hand this 18 th of Septemb: 1648 

Test John Ben net Roger Grosse 

Tho: Owen. 
Supscribed Roger Grosse his bill for 650 lb of Tobacco. 

1 6 4 .8 _ m 

5. Bee it knowne unto all men by these p r sents that I 
Edward Prince of James Citty do bind my selfe my heires 
Execut & Administ: to pay unto David Selleck of New Eng- 
land Merch* or his Assignes the x th day of Novemb r next in 
good Merchantable tobacco the just summe of foure hundred 
& fifty pounds. In witnes of the truth I have hereunto put 
my hand this 8 th day of Sept. - 16 - 4 -. 

Testis Edward Prince, 

to David Selleck this bill belongs 

William Posgaite. 

Supscr: Edward Prince his Bill to M r Selleck for 450 lb of 
tobacco the x th Novemb: 1648. 

6. These puts witnes that I Robert Ewens do acknowl 
edg to stand & bee indebted unto David Selleck Merch* of 
Boston in New England the full & just summe of six hun- 
dred pounds of sound Merchantable Virginia Tobacco & 
caske due to be paid unto the said David Selleck or his As- 
signes at all demands, as witnes my hand this 16. of Sept. 
1648. 

Witnes John Sutton. Robert Ewen. 

7. This bindeth me John Stringer my heires Exec & 
Administ. to pay unto David Selleck Merch 1 or to his As- 
signes the full & compleate quantity of one hundd pounds of 
Merchantable tob. payable uppon demand witnes my hand 
this 28 th of August. 1648. 

Teste John Bennet John Stringer 

Tho: Owen. 

8. This shall oblige mee Tho: Burbage my Exec or As- 
signes to pay unto David Selleck Merch* or his Assignes the 
sume of eight hundd & seven pounds of good Tobacco in 
leafe w th Caske at Demand witnes my hand this 14 th of July. 
An 1648. 

Witnes George Lobb- Thomas Burbage. 

Supscribed Capt Burbage bill for -8JJL//. 



168 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 148.] 

9. This bill bindeth Thomas Davies of Chuckatucke in 
Virginia gent, my heires Exec & adininistr to pay unto 
David Selleck of Boston in New England merch* or to his 
Assignes, the summe of three hundred & thirty pounds of 
Merchantable Virginia leafe tobacco & a sufficient hogshead 
to containe the s d tob. at or before the tenth of octob: next at 
my dwelling house at chuckatucke aforesaid. In witnes 
whereof I have hereunto put my hand this 29 th of June 



Teste Thorn: Owen Thomas Davis 

Supscribed 1648 M r Thomas Davies to pay 330 lb : tob: & 
caske 10? 8 bris . 

10. This Bill bindeth mee Henry Peat gent my heires 
Exec or Assignes to pay or cause to be pd unto David 
Selleck Merch* of New England the full & just summe of one 
thousand seven hundd & fyve pounds of sound merchantable 
Virginia tobacco in leafe & caske, due to be paid att or the 
first of Novemb r next ensueing the date hereof, as witnes 
my hand this 11 th of July. 1&A. 

Witnes John Sutton Henry Pitt. 

David Ewenes 

Supscrip: one the one side M r Henry Pitt bill for 1705 
pounds of tobacoe & caske. on the other side M r Henry 
Pitt for 1705 11 tob. 

11. This Bill bindeth us John King Lawrence Ward & 
Thomas Hinson of the Isle of Wight County in Virginia & 
either of us jointly & severally o r heires Exer & Admin- 
istrate 1 " 8 to pay unto David Selleck of Boston in New Eng- 
land Merch* or to his Assignes the full & compleate quantity 
of one thousand & fiftie of merchantable Virginia leafe 
tobacco & caske in some convenient place in the Isle of 
wight County aforesaid at on or before the tenth day of 
October next. 

Witnes o r hands this 4 th July. 1648. 
Test after the interlineing Jo: King 

of these words (& Cask) Law: Ward 

in the presence of Tho: Hinson 

Tho: Ward 

Tho: Owen 

Superscribed 1646 " M r John King Law: Ward & Tho. 
Hinsons bill for 1050 11 tob: & caske: 10" 8 bris. 

12. Theise presents bindeth me Tho: Burbage my heires 
& Assignes to pay unto David Selleck of New England 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 169 

Merch* or his Assignes the sunime of one hundd seventy 
fyve pounds of good tobacco in leafe at demand. Witnes 
my hand this 15 th of 7 ber . 1S-1& 

Tho: Burbage. 

13. Dated in Virginia the 14 th of July 1648. This 
Bill bindeth inee Robert Ewins my heires Execute 18 & Ad- 
ministrat ors to pay unto David Selleck of Boston in New 
England merch* or to his Assignes the full & compleate 
quantity of 

[Page 149.] 

three thousand two hundd eighty fyve pounds of Merchant- 
able Virginia leafe Tobacco w th sufficient Caske in some con- 
venient place in Nansammd in one entire paym* at or before 
the tenth day of October next. Witnes my hand the day & 
yeare first above written. 
Test Thos: Owen Robert Ewen. 

Robert Wickles. 

Supscribed Robt Ewins bill for 3285 li & caske. 
Dated in Virginia 14 July JJUJL* 

14. This bill bindeth mee Thomas Owen my heires 
Execut & Administrate 1 " 8 to pay unto David Selleck of Bos- 
ton in New England Merch? or to his Assignes the full & 
compleate quantity of nine hundd seventy seaven pounds of 
Merchantable tobacco & caske, at or before the first of 
Novemb r next in some convenient place in Warwick County, 
witnes my hand the day & yeare ferst above written. 

p me Tho: Owen. 
Test: william Posgaite. 
sup e rscribed Tho? Owen bill for 97 7 1 . 1 

Dated in Virginia the 1 th of July 1648." 

15. This bill bindeth mee Cornelius LLoyd of lower 
Norfolke gent my heires Execut 6 & administrators to pay 
unto David Selleck of Boston in New England Merch* or to 
his Assignes the full & compleate quantity of seventeene 
hundd & fyve pounds of Merchantable Virginia leafe 
tobacco & sufficient caske payable at or before the tenth 
day of October next Witnes my hand this day & yeare 
above written. 

Witnes after the interlineing Cornelius LLoyd 

of these words (pay unto) in 
the presents of us 

Tho: Marsh 

Tho: Owen. 
Supscribed. M r Cornelius LLoyd for 1705 1 ? 



170 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

15. (9) 1648. I attested a bill of Anthonie Wilson John 
Burre & Andrew Ward to Barnab" 2 ffawer to pay to him or 
his Assignes at ffairefield 146 11 . 5 s : in wheate at 4? 4 d p b: & 
pease at 3? 4? p bush: & porke at 3 d i p u the s d ffawer 
pviding salt & caske to be p d at the waterside the 16 th 
Aprill next. Dat. 30 (7) 1648. Also I attested an 

Assignment of the said wheate pease & porke from Barnabus 
ffawer to Shepheard M r of the vessell called 
granting him power uppon the receipt to give acquittance. 



[Page 150.] 



15 (9) lJUJ.. I attested a tre of Att r - from Richard 
Shearman to Edward Harrison to receive & recover of W m 
Eley the summe of fyve pound. & to substitute one Att r 
or more under him. Dat. 18 th October 1 ^ 48 . & by him ac- 
knowledged before me this 15 (9) 1 6 4 8 -. 

15. (9) Dav: Selleck of Boston constituted Edw: Har- 
rison of Virginia his Att r to recover all debts &c: from all & 
singular psons in Viginia w th power to substitute one Att r 
or more &c: 

15. (9) Edw: Harrison gave Dav: Selleck a bill 
acknowledging the receit of the 15 bills mentioned 
p. JL&. JJLJL. JLL8. & UL of this booke & one ton 
Mackrell & one Hun Cur fish rec d & bond himselfe to 
be responsall as also for the freight to be rec d of some 
passengers. 

15. (9) Noverint universi p p sentes me Thomas ffowle 
de Boston nova Anglia, tenori et fermiter obligari Hugoni 
Browne de Bristol Mercat. trecent libr bone et legalis 
monete Angl. Solven d eidem Hugoni aut suo certo Attur: 
vel Execuf suis quart die Juij primo futu r post I dat pre- 
sentiar. Ad quam quidem solutionem bene et fidelites 
faciend obligo me heredes Execut et Administr. meos 
firmiter p p r sentes. sigillo meo sigillat, Dat die decimo 
tertio Sept: 1645. 

The Condicon of this Obligacon is such that if the above 
named Tho: ffowle do pay or cause to be p d unto Rich: 
Russell of Charltowne Merch* or his Assignes uppon the 
Acc of Hugh Browne afores d of Bristol Merch* the full & 
just summe of one hundred seventy two pounds ster 1 in good 
& merchantable fish at price Current, to be dd at Marble 
head at or before the third day of June next following (vizt 
anno M. D. C x Ivj.) that then this obligation shalbe utterly 



ASPESWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 171 

void & of none effect, otherwise to remaine in full force & 

vertue. 

Sealed signed & dd Tho: ffowle & a seale 

in the presence of 

Nehemiah Bourne 
Raph Woory 

Quod eliam attestor Rogatus 

W m Aspinwall Not. publ 

15 (9) 1648. M r Phillip Gibbs, these are to Order yo u 
uppon twenty dayes sight hereof to pay unto M r Hugh Browne 
of the Citty of Bristow or his Assignes all such summes of 
money as are due to me Tho: ffowle of Boston in New Eng- 
land for eighty two pounds of Bever w ch yo u received here 
for my use as appeares by yo r Noate under yo r hand. I pray 
you faile not but make him current payment & 

[Page 151.] 

put it uppon my Account as by advise so I rest yo r loveing 

frend. 

Boston, in New England Tho: ffowle. 

the 3 day of June 1645 

To M r Phillip Gibbs of Northam in the Countie of Devon 
these 

15 (9) 1648. 20 th Sept. 1645. 

This witnesseth that whereas I Tho: ffowle did give unto 
M r Henry Abley a bill for M r Phillip Gibbs of Northam in 
the County of Devon to receive the pduce of eightie two 
pounds & a halfe of Beaver, w ch I the said Tho: ffowle val- 
ued at the summe of forty pounds sterl. Now this wit- 
nesseth that if the s d Beaver doth not amount unto the 
summe of fourty pounds as aforesaid or in case the s d Bill be 
not payd; then this presents binds me the said Tho: ffowle to 
pay the same Bill or any part thereof unpayed w th forbear- 
ance after the rate of ten p Cent in or before the third clay 
of June next in Merchantable ffish at price Currant w th out 
delay. Witness my hand the 20 th Septemb. ^-. 

Tho: ffowle. 

17. (9) 1648: Uppon the request of Ensigne Roger 
Grice of Mountserat Merch e who appeared before me W m 
Aspinwall No* &c: shewing mee certaine Artecles betweene 
him selfe & the s d Augustine Walker & above for pform- 
ance of the same. I the s d Not at his request as afores d did 
repaire to the s d Aug. Walker & in the name of the s d Roger 
Grice did protest & by those p r sents doe protest against yo u 



172 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

the s d Aug: Walker for breach of Charter Party because yo r 
ship hath not set saile according to Covenant, that whatso- 
ever Damages the s d Rog r Grice hath suffered or here after 
shall suffer through yo r Default yo u shalbe responsall to 
make good the same in time & place convenient. This pro- 
test was thus published & read to the s d Augustine Walker 
in the p r esence of Capt John Leveritt by mee the s d Notary 
unto w ch the s d Augustine replyed that his shipp Avas readie at 
the day & stayed for the goods of the said Robert [sic] 
Grice. some of whose goods were put aboard this very day 
as he said. 

18 (9) 1648 I witnessed a bill of sale of the Bride of 
Enchusen from Isaac Abrahams to Robert Scott & John 
Cooke. 

[Page 152.] 

18 (9) 1648 I attested to a certiff: that the Bride of Bos- 
ton belonged to some Merch* 9 in the bay being bound for 
trade to N: Haven. N. nethland Virginia & else where in 
America & Caribee Islands & Barmudas. 

21 (9) 1648 Bee it knowne by these p r sents that wee 
Christop 1 " Lawson & Elizabeth my wife the daughter of John 
James doe acknowledge the receipt of ten pounds due unto 
mee the s d Elisabeth by the last will & testament of Thomas 
James late of ffilton in the county of Glocester deceased & 
doe hereby acquitt & discharge the Executo r s of the last will 
& testam* of the s d Thomas James of & from the s d 
summe or Legacie of ten pounds In witnes whereof we 
have hereunto put o r hands & seales this two & twentieth 
day of November 1647 

Sealed & dd, Christopher Lawson 

in the presence of & the marke of Elisabeth 

Thomas Tarte Lawson & a seale. 

John Spoore. 

21. (9) 1648 I attested a Copie of an Account betwixt 
Ensigne Roger Grice & the Merch* 8 for goods Shipped in 
the John w ch Amounts to 314 1 . 1 3. 06. w ch together w th 78 U of 
M r Clarke w ch makes 392. Dat. 21 (9) 1648. & 

signed Roger Grice. 

24 (9) 1648: Nicholas Phillips of Waymouth in N: E: 
sealed a receipt of 16 1 ! from Hezekiah Usher & Henry 
Shrimpton by order of M r Tho: Boylston merch* for the use 
of Tho: Boylston late of Waymouth his wife & children. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 173 

24. (9) 1648: I attested a bill of sale of i the Hull of 
the Susanna fro Edw: Johnson to David Sellock: & a bill 
from each of them to other for paym* uppon the psenting 
of Accounts about the s d ship. w ch is to be at Boston. 
1 (10) AA. 

25 (9) 16^-S- I attetesd certaine Copies of witnesses- 
brought by m r Tilly against m r8 Phillips in the Church. 
Barbados 23 march 1647 

27 (9) 1648. I attested a Copie of a bill of Exch: 
drawne by James Drax on M r Allexander Jackson & M r 
Nicholas Enos or either of them, for 33 1 . 1 2 s payable at ten 
dayes sight to M r John Allen or his Assignes: & Assigned 
by John Allen 15 July 1648 unto Tho: Ruck haberdash: on 
london bridg or his assignes. 

[Page 153.] 



27 (9) l.. I attested a Copie of a Bill of Clem 1 Cam- 
pion or agreem* w th Josh: Hues Atty to Michael Charlton of 
Lond: grocer for paym* of 80 1 . 1 in full for two executions, 
the one of 62 1 ? 16? 7 d & the other of 24 1 . 1 8 ll d to be pd 
12 C. weight Cotton at 8 d p pound, one thousand weight 
tob: at 4 d p pound, and the rest in Cordage. 

18 (9) 1648: I attested a bill of health for W m Steven- 
son m r of the Egle of Colchester of 120 11 : & a Certificat that 
Sarah the wife of W m Serg 11 .* of Charlstowne (sometime wife 
of W m Minshall of whitchurch in Shropshire) appeared 
before the Govern 1 " the 16 (9) & was in health. 



27. (9) lAAi I attested a Copie of the ffreight of the 
Shipp Planter Divided by Tho: Savage, Dav: Selleck & 
James Oliver appointed by the Gener 11 Court: w ch here 
followeth: 

Wee whose names are by the Court Appointed a Comitte 
to set out the freight of the Shipp Planter they not accounted 
for betweene M r Tyng & M r Hill & for M r Gainer all 
the s d freights being p r sented to be as followeth. 

11 s d 

ffrom M r Richbell .... 91.00.00 

ffrom M r Tinge . . . 21.00.00 

ffrom Paul Allistre .... 42.00.00 

ffrom M r Clarke .... 11. 15.00 

ffrom M r Rashley .... 10.10.00 



174 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



M r Yeo 10.12.00 

M r Russell .... 17.10.00 

M r Hill 01.10.00 

M r Gainer .... 03.00.00 

208.17.06 
Wee the Comitte do sett out the said freight as followeth. 

li s d 11. s. d. 

M r Richbell to M r Hill 60.00.00 To M r Gainer .31.00.00 

M r Tyng to Ditto . . 17.13.04 To ditto J out . 03.06.08 

Paul To ditto . . 42.00.00 To ditto .... 00.00.00 

M r Clarke to ditto . . 00.00.00 11.15.00 

M r Russell 00.00.00 .... 17.10.00 

M r Yeo 07.11.08 .... 03.00.10 

M r Rashley 10.10.00 .... 00.00.00 

M r Hill to 01.10.00 . . . . 00.00.00 

M r Gainer to 00.00.00 .... 03.00.00 

139.05.00 69.12.06 

p Thomas Savage 
p David Sellecke 
p James Oliver. 

28. (9) 1648. I attested a tre Att r from Nicholas Lob- 
dell of Hingham to Richard Sheltou Mariner to recover & 
receive of Nathaniel Peck of Barbados or S* Christophers 
late of Hingham all debt or debts &c: due to him & to com- 
pound sue &c: & one Att r or more to substitute. 

Also I attested a bill of Nathaniel Pecks unto Nicholas 
Lobdell of thirty four pounds Dat. 4 th ffeb. 1636. 

[Page 154.] 

I attested an Indentu r betwix Lieft* Savage & Thomas 
Mower & also betwixt Tho: Mower & him for 6 yeares 
servic. 

7 (10) 1&4-2-. Know all men whom these p r sents shall 
concerne that I Robt. Nash of Boston doe acquitt release & 
discharge m r ffrancis Knight of Pemaquid of all debts dues & 
Demands Accounts bills bonds that either now are or here- 
tofore have beene betweene us from the begining of the 
world to this day witnes my hand this 6 th day Decemb r 
Witnes Robert Nash 

Robert Keayne 
Joshua Hues 
David Yale 
Henry Walton. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 175 

18 (10) 1648. This bill bindeth mee George Grace merch* 
my heires Executors & Administrators to pay unto M r Jona- 
than Brewster merch* his heires & assignes the summe of 
two hundd & ten pounds of good & merchantable leafe 
tobacco at Boston in New England at or before the 10 th 
June next ensueing, the s d M r Brewster standing to the 
Adventure of the sea, as also to pay the freight of the s d 
tobacco, & in case M r Brewster be not there himselfe, then I 
pmise to Deliver the said tobacco to his assignes, witnes my 
hand 19 th Aprill 1648 
Teste./ p me George Grace 

2 Memorand. that I John Cromwell doe by these pres- 
ents acknowledge my selfe indebted to Jonathan Brewster 
the just summe of 45 1 .* 0. 8 d for goods bought of him at 
Manhatas, w ch summe of 45 1 ! & 8 d I bind my selfe my heires 
Execute 18 & Administrators to pay in the last of Aprill next 
ensueing after the date hereof in Bever mooskins & some 
deere skins at the price as comonly it goes at Manhatas. In 
witnes whereof I have sett to my hand this 28 th of October 
in the yeare of o r Lord God 1647 

Witnes hereof John Cromwell. 

P E 
Peter Ebel his marke. 

3 Bee it knowne unto all men by these pnts that I 
George Grace of Kikatan mercht acknowledge to owe & 
stand indebted unto John Cromwell or his assignes the just 
sum of Eleven hundd pounds tobacco & caske to be paid at 
or uppon the 10 th November next ensueing the date hereof, 
in witnes of the truth I have made this Bill & sett thereunto 
my hand 26 th Aprill 1648 

p me Georg Grace 
[Page 155.] 

4 A list of Bills & Accounts left w th mee & belonging 
to M r Jonathan Brewster w ch I doe acknowledge to have re- 
ceived & doe oblige my selfe to be Accountable to the afore- 
said Brewster or his Assignes this 20 th of June 1648. 

viz: It i bill of M rs Luce purfies .... 709 lb - 
It John Compton p Bill & Acc . . . 363 lb - 
It John Bradshaw p bille .... 310 lb - 
It John Byram p bille & Acco: . . . 160 lb - 
It John Cromwell p Bille .... 504 lb - 
It M r Thomas Lambert p bill . . . 652 lb - 
Teste Tho: Eaton Chyr: peter Ashton 

more rec. M r Houes Bill for 160 lb - 

Peter Ashton. 



176 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

5. A list of Bills made over to M r Brewster by John 
Cromwell this 20 th of June 16 



vizt. It one bill of M r8 Luce purifie . . . 709 11 ? 

It John Compton p Bill & Acco. . . . 363 1 ? 

It John Bradshawe p Bill .... 510 11 .' 

It John By ram p Bill & Acco . . . 160 lb 

It M r George Grace p Bille .... HOO* 



2842 

these presents shall witnes that I John Cromwell doe assigne 
& make over all my right & title of these above written bills 
& Accounts unto M r Jonathan Brewster his heires Execute 1 " 8 
Administrators or Assignes as witnes my hand this 20 th of 
June 



Teste John Taylor John Cromwell 

the W marke of 
John Coop. 

6. Be it knowne to all men by these presents that I 
Jonathan Brewster of Plymouth, having beene partners w th 
M r John Holland & M r Hopestill ffoster both of Dorchester 
& have for goods sould in partnership tooke bills of severall 
psons here under mentioned, do hereby fully & whollely as- 
signe the severall Bills according to the tenor of them wholely 
& solely to the above said M r Holland & M r ffoster or any of 
theire Assignes to theire pper use being part of the returne, 
that I the said Jonathan made of the goods in partnershipp 
in the yeare of the o r Lord God 1647 & 1648. 

And hereby doe give full power & Authoritie to them 
theire heires Execut ors Administrate 18 & Assignes to demand 
& receive, sue & implead all the severall psons to whom the 
severall bills doe 

[Page 156.] 

belong, and to give acquittances for full & free dischardge 
being paid. In witness hereof I hereto sett my hand this 
7 th of October I&AA. 

Witnesses James Bate Jonathan Brewster. 

Roger Clap. 

A list of the Bills above mentioned, ffirst of them in 
Virginia to be payd in Tobacco. 

M r8 Luce Purifie ...... 709 lb . 

John Compton p bill & Account . . . 363. 
John Bradshaw ...... 510. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 177 

John Bryam 160. 

John Cromwell ...... 504. 

M r Thomas Lambert 600. 

M r Howe of Kighatan 160. 

M r Georg Grace, w ch John Cromwell is to see 

satisfyed 1100. 

Also M r Georg Grace his Bill of 20" sterling to be paid 
Boston. 

more his bill of 210 lb tobacco to be paid in Boston. 
M r Roger W m s his bill of 36 lb in peage. 
John Mynor bill 12 1 ! 4 8 . 6 d . 

All w ch bills I here ratify & confirme wholely to belong 
unto my partners abovesaid, for the end & use above said. I 
haveing nothing to doe w th them, witnes my hand the day 
& yeare above said. 

Jonathan Brewster 

18. (10) 1648. I witnessed a bill of sale of T * of the 
Speedwell from Nathaniel Patten to David Selleck. & a bill 
& also a bond of David Selleck to Nathaniele Patten, the 
bond is 80" for paym 1 of 401 1 and the bill for paym' of 8 1 . 1 10 8 
p anm for 5 yeares. 

18 (10) 1648. John Holland constituted Dav: Selleck 
his true & lawfull Att r : granting him power to aske &c of 
all & singular psons in Virginia or els where all such 
sume or sumes of money tobacco or other goods as are due 
to him by assignemt from Jonathan Brewster. & of 
the receipt &c: as in other tr 8 of Att r w th power to substi- 
tute one Att r or more w th like or limited power &c: 

21. (10) 1648. John Crabtre of Boston Joyner consti- 
tuted David ffaulconer of Boston & W m Vassall of Barbados 
Merch* his lawfull Atturneys &c: to aske receive sue &c: 
Thomas Gray for one bill of 20" & another bill of 40" both 
beareing date 11 (8) 42. & for two yeares service. w th power 
of substitution jointly or severally. 

[Page 157.] 

21 (10) 48. Shipped by the Grace of God in good order 
& well conditioned by mee Walter Price in New England on 
the good shipp called the True dealing alias the Supply of 
Salem in N: England, whereof is M r for this p e sent voyadge 
M r John ffollett & now rideing at Anchor in the har- 
bour of Salem & by Gods grace bound for the Barbados, to 
say sixteene Kintalls of fish w ch is for M r Sheafe & two doz of 



178 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

shovells for my selfe, & a smale bundle being marked as (WP) 
in the Margent, & to be Delivered in the like order & well 
conditioned at the foresaid port of Barbados the danger of the 
seas excepted only unto M r . John Herber or his Assignes 
the freight being alreadie paid w th Averidg accustomed. 
In witness whereof the M r of the said Ship hath affirmed to 
three bills of ladeing of this teno r & date, the one of w ch 
three bills being accomplished the other to stand voyd, & 
so God send the good ship to her desired port in safety. 
Dated the 16 th of the 10 th mo: 16 

John ffollett. 

I also attested a Copie of the same. 
21 (10) 1648. 

23. (10) 48. I Raph woory of Charlestowne doe ac- 
knowledge to have rec d of M r Robert Knight of Bristpll 
mercht now in Boston the summe of seventeene pounds one 
shilling & six pence (being attached by him in my hands) 
& is for so much due to mee from his brother ffrancis 
Knight of Pemaquid as may appeare under his hand I say 
Received as above written this 18 th of Decemb: 1646. & 
ffrancis Knight bill shalbe dd unto Robert Knight for the 
use of his brother ffrancis Knight in six or eight after this 
Date. & for truth I doe scale & firme to this 
Sealed & dd in the p me Raph Woory & a scale 

presence of 

John Owiii 

Richard Russell 

John Vellacot 

This is a true Copie of the like writeing presented to me 
by ffrancis Knight. 23 (10) J-^ 

[Page 158.] 

21. (10) 48 Uppon the twentie first day of Decemb: 
1648 according to the Account of England Before me W m 
Aspinwall Not & Tabellion publ by Authoritie of the Gen- 
erall Court of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne psonally 
appeared W m Priam M r of the Peter & Paule of Dover & 
Thomas Pacie pilot, Henry Wilds mate & W m Butland 
quart r master, who did avouch that in theire late voyag from 
Madera they had extreame tempestuous wether, especially 
about the beginning of this present month whereby twoe 
pipes (the one of wine the other of strong water) though 
they were well & sufficiently stowed were through the 
extremitie of the labouring of the Shipp throwne out of 
theire places & the pipe of wine staved & all run out & 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 179 

what other damage hath thereby beene done they doe not 
knowe, unto w ch the said psons have also testify ed uppon 
oath before the Governo r . Wherefore the said master Pylot, 
mate, & quarter master did in p r sence of mee the s d 
Notary protest against all damages w ch the merchants doe 
suffer or may p r tend to suffer in theire wines by reason of 
the long & tedious voyage & many stormes they mett w th 
in the said voyage. w 6h being the immediate hand of God & 
not by any providence of theirs to be p r vented or avoided, 
neither shipp nor companie are answerable for the same. 
This protest was reade by the psons aforesaid the 21 (10) 
before me the s d Notary ere the bulke of the shipp was 
broken up: 

21 (10) 1&A I attested a Copie of an Account out of 
M r Venners booke wherein John ffollett is debitor f U: 8: ^ d: 
w ch the s d M r Venner uppon oath before the Governor testi- 
fyed to be a true debt & unsatisfyed. 

25 (10) -LSJL8. I witnessed a bond of 30 n from Georg 
Griggs & Rich: Gridley unto Richard Woodward: & another 
of George Griggs unto Richard Gridley of 40 U to save him 
harmles. 

27 (10) 1648. I Thomas Turner doe acknowledge to 
have Rec d of W m Cotton for the use of M r John Mills nine 
thousand of pipestaves & no more, w ch if it appeares to be 
more or lesse the said Thomas Turner doth pmise to satisfy 
at all Demands witnes my hand the 4 th day of Novemb. 



Witnes John Kelly. Thomas Turner 

This is a true Copie of the like writeing presented to mee 
by M r John Mills so signed & witnessed the 27 (10) 1648. 

[Two folios are cut out here.] 

[Page 163.] against all men shall & will warrant & 
defend by these presents. In witnes whereof I the s d Val- 
entine Hill have hereunto put my hand & scale this 3 day of 
January 14JL 

Sealed & Delivered p me Val: Hill & a scale. 

in the presence of us 
David Yale. 
W m Davis. 

3 (11) 1648. John Pierpont of Roxbury & Thanckfull 
his wife the daughter of John Stowe of Roxbury did consti- 
tute & ordeine Robt Swinock of Maidstone in the Countie 
of Kent gent theire true & lawful Att r . granting him full 
power &c: for them & in theire names to aske &c: of the 



180 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Execute of the last will & testament of John Bigg late of 
Maidstone in Kent aforesaid gent deceased a certaine Legacie 
of one hundd pound bequeathed unto the s d Thankfull 
Pierpont daughter of John Stowe of Roxbury & of the re- 
ceipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to ap- 
peare before all Lords &c in any court &c to doe say pursue 
&c: & generally to doe &c: w th power to substitute one Att r 
&c: ratifying what soever shalbe by them done &c: grant- 
ing power to theire said Att r to call in a bond given by 
Henry Archer & Hopestill ffoster unto M r Andrew ffoster 
for securitie to discharge him of the s d Legacie. Sealed 
& dd in p r sence of Jacob Sheafe & Hezekiah Usher. 
3 (11) 48 

Also I attested a tre of Acquittance from the s d Pierpont 
& Thankfull his wife unto Andrew Broughton of Maidstone 
in Kent gent exect of the last will & testam* of Smalehope 
Bigg of Granebrooke in the County of Kent Clothier de- 
ceased for an hundred pound bequeathed to the said Thank- 
full. Dat. 3 (11) 1648. 

6 (11) JL~i-8- Bee it knowne by these p r sents that I 
John Mills Agent for fferd Bodie & David Steevens of the 
Canaries Merch ts for good & valueable consideration by mee 
in hand rec d for the use of the s d Merch* 8 part owners of 
the good Shipp Merch*. of the burden of three hundd tuns 
or thereabouts have absolutely bargained & sould & by these 
p r sents doe absolutely bargaine & sell unto Nehemiah Bourne 
of Lond. merch*, one sixteenth pt as well of s d shipp Merch*, 
as of all & singular her masts sailes saileyards anchors 
cables ropes cords guns gunpowder shott artillery tackle 
munition apparell boate skiffe & furniture to the same 
belonging, as also one sixteenth part of all the freights & 
profitts made of the same, unto the day of the Date here of, 
to have & to hold the s d sixteenth part as well of the s 4 , 
shipp as of all & singular the p r misses forementioned to be 
bargain- 

[Page 164.] 

ed & sould unto the s d Neh. Bourne his exer Administ & 
Assignes as his & theire pper goods to his & theire pper use 
for ever. And I the s d John Mills agent for the s d Merch* 8 
& the s d fferdinando Body & David Steevens o r Execute 1 " 8 & 
Administ 1 " unto the s d Neh. Bourne his Execut Administr & 
Assignes the s d sixteenth p* as well of the s d shipp as of all 
other the premisses freights & profitts unto the day of the 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 181 

date hereof forementioned to be bargained & sould against 
all men shall & will warrant & defend by these presents. 
In witness whereof I the said John Mills agent for the 
s d fferdinan Bodie & David Stevens & in theire names 
have hereunto put my hand & scale this 5 th of Jan 
1648. 

Witnes ffrancis Knight John Mills & a seale 

W m Davis. 

8 (11) 16JLS. i attested a bill health for the Peregrine, 
a certifficate of one puncheon 2 hhds of Bever marked NN. 
1. 2. 3. & 2 mooseskins numbr: 1. 2. shipped in the Pere- 
grine for England. Also a Certificate that Thankfull Pier- 
pont is liveing. 

8: (11) 1648. Shipped by the grace of God in good 
order & well conditioned by mee Henry Srimton of Boston 
in N: England in & upon the good shipp called the Chap- 
man of London whereof is M r under god for this present 
voyadge Nicholas Trerice & now rideing at Anchor in the 
River of Charlestowne & by Gods grace bound for London 
to say three puncheons & two hogs- 

u H.S. 2. 5. 7 heads & I hogsheade being marked 

puncheons & numbered as in the margent & are 

u. 8. 13 hogsheads to be dd in the like good order & 
u. 3. half hogsheads well conditioned at the foresaid Port 
of London the danger of the seas 

only excepted unto M r Edward Shrimpton of London or to 
his Assignes hee or they paying freight for the s d goods the 
summe of fyve pounds twoe shillings & six pence as by 
agreement w th primage & averadge accustomed. In witnes 
whereof the Master or pursur of the s d shipp hath affirmed 
to three bills of ladeing of this teno r & date, the one of 
w ch three bills being accomplished the other twoe to stand 
void, & so God send the good ship to her desired port in 
safety. Amen. Dat at Boston in New England the 17 th 
July. 1648. 

outwardly well conditioned the contents I know not. 

Nicholas Trerice. 

I attested 2 copies one of this & one of the next ensuing, 
the 7 (12) 1648. 

[Page 165.] 

8 (11) 1648. Shipped by the Grace of God in good 
order & well conditioned by mee Henry Shrimpton of Boston 
in N: England in & uppon the good shipp called the Chapman 



182 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

of London whereof is m r under God for this present voyadge 
Nicholas Trerice & now rideing at Anchor in the river of 
Charlestowne & by Gods grace bound for London, to say 
two hogsheads and half hogshead and twoe Virginia 

hogsheads being marked and numbered as in 
T Bell 1. 2. 3. the Margent, & are to bee delivered in the 
TB: S. like good order & well conditioned at the 

two hogshed foresaid port of London, the danger of the 
no number seas only excepted, unto M r Thomas Bell of 

London or to his Assignes, he or they paying 
freight for the said goods three pounds seventeene shillings 
& sixe pence as by agreement w th primage & averidge accus- 
tomed. In witness whereof the Master or purser of the s d 
shippe hath affirmed to three bills of Ladeing all of this 
teno r & date, the one of w ch three bills being accomplished 
the other twoe to stand void: & so God send the good ship to 
her desired port in safety. Amen. Dated in Boston. 17 th 
July. 16 *3 outwardly well conditioned the contents I know 
not. Nich: Trerice. 

8 (11) iSAS. I attested 2 Copies of the deed of Aqued- 
nick from Canonicus & Miantinomu to M r Coddington & 
his frends. 

8 (11) 1648. Garrard Spencer did constitute: &c Thomas 
Broughton of Watertowne in New England Merch 1 & 
Samuel King of London Woollen Drap his true & lawfull 
atturneyes, granting his s d Atturney full power &c: jointly 
& severally to aske leavie recover &c of the Execute 
of the last will & testament of Richard Spencer late of 
London linnen Drap deceased a certaine Legacie bequeath 
unto him the s d Gerrard Spencer & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c: to doe say &c: & generally to doe all things 
&c: w th power to substitute one Att r or more &c: Ratify- 
inge &c 

This was revoked the 11 (2) 1650 & made to M r 
Isaac Allen at the Greene Dragon in Lumbard streete 
London 

10 (11) 1( ? 48 I attested an assignment of a legacie of 
50 H from Garrard Spencer to M r Daniel King. Dat. 10 (11). 
& a bill of Daniel Kings to pay Gerrard Spencer fifty pound, 
vizt. 4 U to John Hawkins in England. 3 11 pounds in corne 
at p r sent ten bush: rye. 2 b wheate & 2 b : malt, & 7 H in 
Comodities & the rest uppon receipt of the legacie: Also 
I attested a bond of 20 U from Garrard Spencer to M r Daniel 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 183 

King, to pay back the ten pounds he hath reed (in case the 
legacie assigned be not p d ) w th just damages for forbear- 
ance Dat 9. (11) 1648: 

[Page 166.] 



4 (11) 1&4.-8- I attested a Copie of a bill of ladeing of 
Robert Knights on the Elias & Elisabeth for Malaga. Dat. 
26 July 1647. & another of Wrath Bathornes from Malaga 
Dat 9 Aprill. JL6.A1. & A copie of Wrath Bathornes 
Account. Dat. 4 April. 1647. 

And a Copie of Wrath Bathorns tre Dat. 18 January. -l-ii-S. 
And a Copie of M r Mavericks & Majo r Sedgwicks bond of 
350". to Wrath Bathorne Dat. 14 (6) 1648. & Copie of 
Wrath Bathornes tre of Credit to Robert Knight Dat. 
Apr. 9. 1647. 



9 (11) 1&4-8- Bee it knowne by these p'sents that on 
the twentie fourth day of November ifi-4-fi. before me W m 
Aspinwall Notary & Tabellion publ by Authoritie of the 
Generall Court of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne, 
psonally appeared Nicholas Phillips of Waymouth in N: 
England, w ch Appearer doth acknowledge to have received 
ffrom Hezekiah Usher & Henry Shrimpton both of Boston 
in New England the sume of sixteene pounds sterl by the 
order of M r Thomas Boilson of London merch* for the use 
of Tho: Boilson late of Waymouth his wife & children, & in 
testimonie thereof hath hereunto sett his hand & scale in 
presence of me the said Notary. 

NP Nicholas Phillips 

Quod virtute officij &c: his marke & a scale. 

9 (11) iS.4-8.. Neverint universi p p r sentes me Zephan. 
Smith de Windsor in Nov Anglia Tanner teneri et firmiter obli- 
gari. Thome Bell de London Mercat Octagint libris ster- 
ling orum Solvend eidem Thome sive certo suo Atturnat 
execut vel administr suis Ad quam quidem solutione bene 
et fideliter faciend oblige me heredes execut et administrat 
meos firmiter p p r sentes. Dat sigillat 6 . die duodecimo Sep- 
temb: Anno Dni l!&. 

The Condicon of this obligacon is such that' if the above 
bounden Zephanie Smith shall pay or cause to be paid unto 
the above named Thomas Bell or his Assignes at the goulden 
Cock in Gracious Streete the full & just sumne of fourtie 
pounds of good & lawfull money of England at or before 
the 5 tb day of May next ensueing according to agreement 
made w th Hezekiah Usher of Boston, that then this present 



184 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

obligation shalbe utterly voide & of none effect otherwise to 

remaine in full force & strength 

Sealed & Delivered Zephanie Smith 

in presence of (these words & a seale 

(at or before the 5 th of may next ensueinge) 

being interlined before the sealing & 

deliverie hereof in presence of. 

James Astwood 

Hezekiah Usher. 

[Page 167.] 

10 (11) 1648 . Noverint universi p r sentes me Henricu 
Parks et Henricum Bright de Watertowne in Novanglia 
teneri et firmiter obligari Hezekia Usher de Bosto apud 
Novanlos in cent libr sterl. Solvend eidem Hezekia Usher 
sive certo suo Attf execut vel administr. suis. Ad quam- 
quidem solutione bene et fidelit 1 faciend obligamus nos et 
utruq urum p se p toto et in solido heredes execut et 
administr uros firmiter p p r sentes. Dat. Sigill die vndecimo 
novemb: Anno Dni 1648. 

This condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden Henry Parks & Henry Bright or either of them 
shall pay or cause to be p d unto M r Edward Parks of Lon- 
don for the use of the aboves d Hezekiah Usher the sumne 
of fifty pounds sterl at or before the first of March next, or 
otherwise if they shall pcure a Release or discharge for the 
s d sumne of fifty pounds from M r Edw. Parkes unto Heze- 
kiah Usher by the returne of the Shipps the next Sumer 
before September, that then this p r sent. obligation shalbe 
utterly void & of none effect, otherwise to remain in full 
force & strength. 

Sealed & dd in Henry Parks & a seale. 

presence of Henry Bright & a seale. 

William Aspinwall 
Joseph Wilson. 

10 (11) J-_i.S.. This p r sent writeing witnesseth that wee 
W m- Tyng of Boston in N: Engl. merch* & Jane my wife, 
Executrix of the last will & Testament of Capt Richard 
Hunt late of London Skinner deceased her late husband, doe 
hereby make constitute & appoint o r faithfull & welbeloved 
friend M r John Dod Citizen & Salter of London o r true & 
lawfull Atturney for us & in o r names to petition the High 
Court of Parliam* or the Hono r able house of Comons as 
occasion shall require, & to attend such Comittee or Com- 
ittes Officer or Officers as are or shalbe appointed for the 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 185 

ordering & satisfaction of such sumnes of money &c as have 
beene lent uppon publ ffaith, & to receive all such sumnes 
of money due to us, or to the s d Jane as Executrix of her 
s d late husband, or to her husband in his life time disbursed 
by him to the use of the s d high Court of Parliam* uppon 
publick ffaith for repayment according to an Ordinance or 
Ordinances of Parliam* in that case made & published. & 
uppon receipt of the same or any part thereof to give such 
lawfull discharge for the same as shalbe reasonably required 
of him. Ratifyeing & confirminge by these pntes what 
soever o r s d Att r . shall lawfully doe in these presents. 

10 (11) JJLil. W m Ting & Jane his wife Executrix of 
the last will & testam* of Ri: Hunt late of London Skiner 
deceased did constitute &c: M r John Dod Citizen & Salter 
of London theire true & lawful att r granting him power 
to aske &c: all & singular debts &c of all & singular psons 
whatsoever & of the receipt &c: w th power of substitution &c: 

[Page 168.] 

11 (11) 1&4.-8-. Know all men by these p r sents that we 
John Turner merch 1 & Benjamin Gellom Shipwright both of 
Boston in the County of Suffolke in tbe Massachusetts bay 
in America doe acknowledge o r selves to be indebted to owe 
unto John Woody of Roxbury in the County & bay aforesaid 
Bisket maker the summe of twenty nine pound of good & 
lawfull money of England to be paid unto M r W m Peake at 
the signe of the Goulden Key in Canon streete in London 
woollen Drap in & uppon the 20 th day of June next ensue- 
ing the date hereof for the use & behalfe of the s d John 
Woodie or his Assignes, to w ch payment well & truly to be 
made as aforesaid wee the s d John Turner & Benjamin Gil- 
lom doe bind o r selves & either of us o r heires Execute 18 & 
Administrate 18 jointly & severally firmly by these presents in 
witnes whereof we have caused this Bill to be made & have 
hereunto sett our hands. Dat the 29 th of Decemb r . 1648 in 
in letters. 

Read subscribed & John Turner 

delivered in pre Benjamin Gillom. 

sence of. 

Jolliff Ruddock 

William Milles. 

11 (11) 1648 Worthy & much respected friends 
M r James Holden M r Thomas Lamb & M r Thomas Bigge 
haveinge pvsed a tre from two of yo u dated the 8 th of Aprill 
1648. we cannot but returne yo u many thanks for yo r paines 



186 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

in what yo u have done for us & for yo r good advise 
unto us to compose the difference amongst o r selvs, w ch wee 
thus farre agree unto, that we are willing to lay downe o r 
owne wills & referr o r selves unto yo r determination or reso- 
lution as yo u in yo r best judgm te & and consciences shall 
pceave to be according to God & the mind & meaning of o r 
deceased Uncles, & therefore doe desire yo u would be pleased 
to put forth yo r trust & power to the utmost in the decide- 
ing of the difference amongst us concerning the lands & 
rents of the said lands so that things may be in a settled 
way that every one may know what is his owne & dispose 
of it as he pleaseth & wee doe by these presents bind o r selvs 
as we are bound in will to stand unto yo r full determination 
& resolution. In witnes whereof wee have sett to o r hands 
& scales to this Comon tre from us all. Dat. the tenth -day 
of the eleventh month 1648. 

witnes hereunto of the thre Tho: Stow & a scale 

last subscriptions by Thomas Nathaniel Stow & a seale 

Nath & Samuel Stow: Thomas Samuel Stow & seale 
Dudley Dep* Gov: John Eliot 
James Astwoode: 

[In margin was written the following:] 

The like tre being renewed & sealed by the s d 3 brethren 
22 (8) 1649. I did also attest. 

[Page 169.] 

this writeing being tendered unto Hopestill ffoster to put to 
his hand he refused so to do. w ch refusall wee witnes this 
11 day of the 11 th mo: anno. 1648. 

John Eliot 
W m Park. 
Jacob Sheafe. 

11 (11) 1648. ffrancis Chickering of Dedham in the 
Countie of Suffk in N: E: did make ordeine &c: M r ffrancis 
Morse of Wrentham in the Count, of Suffolke Junior, & m r 
John Morse of Beckles in the same Count his true & lawfull 
Att rs . granting them power jointly or severally for him & in 
his name to aske &c: of Edm. Thomson late of Salem in N: 
E: a certaine debt of fyve pound due by Bill (unto w ch Jo: 
Jolliff is one witnes, w ch Jolliffe uppon his oath did affirme 
before the Gov r : that he saw such a Bill signed &c by the s d 
Thomson ; & Joseph Wise of Roxb: did also uppon oath 
testifie that he hath seene such a bill of fyve pounds & that 
the s d Thomson did acknowledge to him that he was so 
much indebted to Chickering) & of the receipt to give 



ASPINWALL NOTAKIAL RECORDS. 187 

acquittance &c: as in other trs of Att r w th power of substi- 
tution. 

12. (11) 1648 Nover* universi p p r sentes me Henr. Sandis 
de Boston apud Novanglis teneri et Firmiter obligari Hezekie 
Usher de Boston p r dictin sepagint et quatnor libris sterl. Sol- 
vend eidem Hezekie sive certo suo Att r Exec, veil Adminst 
suis Ad quam quidem solutione bene et fideliter faciend obligo 
me heredes executores et Administr meos firmiter p p r sentes. 
Dat. sigillat. 12 die mensis 11 vulgo Januaiy. 1648: 

The Condico 8 of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden Hen. Sandis shall pay or cause to be pd unto the 
above said Hezekia Usher or his assignes the summe of thirtie 
twoe pounds of lawfull money of England at or before the 
the 5 (3) next (called May) at the signe of the goulden 
Cock in Gracious streete in London, that then this obligation 
shalbe utterly void & of none effect, otherwise to remaine in 
full force & strength. Provided that if the said Henry or 
any other by order from him, have alreadie paid in London 
to the use of the s d Hezekiah any pt of the s d sume, it shalbe 
discounted in part of the s d sume. 

Sealed & dd. Hen. Sandis & a scale, 

in presence of. 
W m Aspinwall Not publ 

15 (11) 1648 Know all men by these pnts that I Henry 
Sandis of Bosto in N: Engl: merch* doe hereby pmise & 
oblige my selfe to make paym* of the full pduce of foure 
hogsheads of tobacco, two hogsheads 
R_4_T "N" S 4 being in leafe & twoe in rowle, to M r 
V Ninion Butcher of London in case Divine 
providence so dispose as that falling short 
of o r intended voyage to London accord- 
ing to bills of ladeing to that intent signed, I shall make sale 
of my goods in the west of England or in any other port, 

[Page 170.] 

the said foure hh 8 of tobacco being shipped aboard by M r 
Hezekiah Usher of Boston, for the paym* of the said paym 1 
according to what is above expressed to the s d Ninion or his 
Assignes, I doe hereby bind my selfe heires Execut 1 " 3 & Ad- 
ministrators In witnes hereof I have hereunto sett my 
hand, made at Boston, this 15 th day of the (11) month 
called January. 1648 

witnessed by us Henry Sandys. 

Thomas Makepeace 
Joshua Scotto. 



188 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

15. (11) 1648 Uppon the 23 d day of December 1648. 
According to the Acc of Engl: before me W m Asp.: Not & 
Tabellion publ by Authoritie of the Generall Court of the 
Massa: admitted & sworne psonally appeared M r Robt Scott 
Agent for Capt Robert Harding of N: E: mercht, &- required 
mee the s d Notary in the name of the s d Robt Harding & his 
partners m r Nathaniel Eldred & W m Bartholmew of N: E: 
merch ts to ptest as well against M r Hugh Wood & M r Rich- 
ard Bodilowe of Lond. mercht, as M r John Wood Agent or 
ffactor for them, for not receiveing & shipping aboard the 
quantity of wheate here readie pvided in Boston according 
to Covenant, & for takeing out a protest against them 
unduly. Accordingly I the Not aforesaid at request as 
afores d , unto John Wood aforesaid for the Merchts of Lon- 
don aforesaid in & upon the 25 th of December, did ptest & 
by these p r sents doe ptest against the s d John Wood & the 
merchts of London afores d or whomsoever els is concerned 
in the Articles of Agreem* made betweene the s d Robert 
Harding & his partners on the one pt, & M r Hugh Wood & 
Ri: Bodilow on the other p*, that what soever damage the 
merch t8 of N. E: afores d , shall or may happen to suffer 
through any p r tence of Demorge mentioned in the protest, 
unduely taken forth by John Wood afores d hee the s d 
John Wood or the Shipps companie are the cause thereof 
because they did not receive & carry aboard such quantities 
of wheate as were ready pvided in Boston, & readie to be 
shipped aboard according to agreem*; & therefore shalbe re- 
sponsall in time & place convenient for all unjust incum- 
brances molestations & damages w ch the s d merch ts of N: 
England shall or may happen to suffer uppon any pretences in 

[Page 171.] 

that protest expressed. And further I the Notary aforesaid 
at the request aforesd did againe repaire unto the s d John 
Wood in & uppon the 15 th day of January 1648. & in the 
names of the Merch ts of N: E : aforesaid, did ptest & by these 
presents doe ptest, against the s d John Wood Agent or ffactor 
for the s d merch ts of London or whomsoever els it may 
concerne, that whatsover incumbrance molestation or damage 
the s d merch ts of N. E: shal or may happen to suffer by 
reason of the forementioned ptest unduely taken forth (as 
by the Bills of ladeing & of Exchange signed by John Stone 
M r of the Peregrine and the said John Wood, may appeare) 
the s d John Wood & the aforesaid merch ts of London shalbe 
reasponsall & lyable to make just & due reparations in 
time & place convenient. Thus done & passed in the 



ASPINWALL NOTAKIAL RECORDS. 189 

towne of Boston in N: E: 15 th January Quod vertute 
&c: 

15 (11) I attested a Copie of the Certificate followinge. 
The Current price of wheate at Boston since the shipp 
Peregrine arrived here & sometime before was fyve shiil: p 
bush: And accordingly the gener 11 Court ordered it should 
be received at that rate for the Assessmentt to be levyed 
uppon the Country. It is true that some few sould for 
4 s . 8 d . at theire ffermes farre of, but ere it came to Boston it 
stood them in 5 s at least. 15 (11) --. 

John Winthrop Governo r 

16. (11) 48 Henry Sandis & Isaac Grosse sould unto 
Richard Cutts one halfe part of the barke Hope & halfe of 
all the masts sailes &c: to have & to hould unto him his 
Execut. Administ & Assignes forever. Dat. 1. (8) 48. 
Sealed & dd in pnce of Henry Sandys & a seale. 

Charls Dobson Isaac Grosse & a seale. 

William Aspinwall. 

And on the backside Richard Cutts assigned all his 
interest in the said barke Hope unto Thomas Venner & 
Leonard Buttles. Dat. 8 th of January 1648. 

p me Richard Cutts. 

16. (11) 48. Charls Dobson granted unto Thomas Ven- 
ner & Leonard Buttles of Boston one halfe part of the barke 
Hope of Boston w th halfe of all the appurtenances &c: to 
have & to hould to them & theirs Execut Admin & assignee 
forever. Dat. 16 (11) &&. 

witnes Charles Dobson & a seale. 

W m Aspinwall 
Notarius publ: 

[Page 172.] 

15 (11) 1648 Hugh Burtof Linn son of Jo: Burt some- 
times of Dorkinge in the Count Surrey deceased & Elder 
brother of Thomas Burt late of Dorking afores d deceased did 
constitute Edward Burt his sonne his true & lawfull Att r 
generall: w th power of substitution for recovery of all debts. 
Also se u lett alien or sell all or any the houses & lands (at 
Cowcrosse neere London or else where) descending unto 
him from John Burt late of S* Clements neere London lock- 
smith deceased or from any other pson or psons what soever, 
& deed or deeds of sale or other assureance sufficient in la we 
to make seale & deliver & generally to doe all Act or Acta 



190 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

thing or things necessary & behooffull concerning the prem- 
isses. Ratifying irrevocably &c: 

15. (11) W m Mullings & John Cuddington did uppon 
oath testifie that Hugh Burt of Linne was sonne of John 
Burt some times of Dorking in Surrey deceased & Elder 
Brother of Tho: Burt late of Dorking afores d deceased, taken 
uppon oath before John Winthrop Governo 1 ": 

18 (11) 1648. M r Rich: Parker of Boston constituted 
W m Phillips his true & lawfull Atturney w th power to aske 
&c: of W m Cole of Barbodos all such debt or debts summe 
or summes of money or Comodities as are due to the s d Ri: 
Parker & of the receipt to give acquittance, also to com- 
pound &c; & to sue implead &c: w th power to substitute one 
Att r or more &c: 

18. (11) 1648. John Holman of Dorchester did grant 
assigne & sett over unto John Squibb of Berwicke yeoman 
all his right title & interest w ch he the s d John Holman now 
hath or of right ought to have in & unto the fferme & De- 
measnes of Berwicke granted by the Earle of Bedford about 
the 1 (9) in the fourth yeare of King James of England &c: 
unto Morgan Holma for the terme of ninety nine yeares if the 
s d Morgan Holman Alice his wife or Robert his son should 
so long live. This assignment was sealed & dd in presence 
of W m Aspinwall Not publ & John Glover & Richard Colle- 
cot. 17 (11) 48. 

[Page 173.] 

19 (11) 1648: Michaell Spencer of Linne did constitute 
M r Thomas Broughton of Watertowne in N: E: merch* & M r 
Samuel King of London woollen Drap his true & lawfull 
Att r8 granting them power joyntly & severally for liim &c: 
to aske leavie &c: of the Executo rs of the last will & testam* 
of Richard Spencer late of London linnen Drap or the 
Execut" of them, a certaine Legacie bequeathed to the said 
Michael & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to 
compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c. to desire 
lawe aid &c: to doe say pursue &c: & generally to doe all 
things &c: w tb power to substitute &c: ratifying whatsoever 
shalbe lawfully done by them &c: 

22 (11) M r Gainer dd uppon oath 21 (7) 1648 before 
the Governo 1 Major Gener 11 M r Bellingham & M r Nowell 
these pticular accounts in a booke as followeth: w ch he chal- 
lenged as due from the seamen belonging to the planter : 
the summes follow: 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 191 

Richard Holt 1. 3. 6 the pticulars of Richard 

Thomas ffoster 8. 5. Holts came to ten 

John Sparks 5. 5. 8 Shillings more then 

Rich Haselwood 1. 0. the summe 

W m Joice 3. 2. 5 

John Burr 0. 5. 

John: Maid 3. 9. 6 

Leonard Serg nt 44. 18. 6 



31 (11) 1648. Hugh Burt son of Hugh Burt of Linne 
doth make ordeine &c: Edw: Burt of Linne his true & law- 
full Att r . to grant lett sett alien & sell all his right title in- 
terest or claime unto to certaine lands bequeathed to him by 
Thomas Burt late of Dorkin in the County of Surrey shoo- 
inaker deceased. & deed or deeds lease or leases of the same 
to make seale & Deliver. & generally to doe any Act or 
Acts &c: Ratifying irrevocably: 

2 (12) 1648. Know all men by these p r sents that we 
John Turner of Boston New England merch* & Benjamin 
Gillom of the same Shipwright doe owe & are indebted unto 
ffrancis Norton of Charlertowne New England Haberdasher 
the full & just sume of one hundd pounds current money of 
England due to be paid unto M r James Russell of London 
Mercht. at the signe of the goulden fleece in Watling streete 
(for the use of the said ffrancis Norton) at or before the 
tenth day of August next ensuing the date hereof, ffor the 
w ch payment to be well & truly payd we do bind o r selvs o r 
heires execut & administrator's joyntly & severally firmly by 
these presents in the sume of one hundred & fifty pounds of 
like Current money of England: In witnes whereof wee 
have hereunto sett o r hands & scales the 5 th day of January 
Anno Dni. 1648 : 

Sealed & dd John Turner & a seale 

in the p r sence of us Benjamin Gillom & a seale. 

Samuel Hutchinson 
Robert Turner. 

2 (12) 1648. Know all men by these p r sents that we 
John Turner of Boston New England merch* & Benjamin 
Gillom of the same Shipwright doe owe & are indebted unto 
ffrancis Norton of Charlestowne New England Haberdasher 
the full & just sumne of Two hundd pounds current money of 
England due to be paid unto M r Henry Phillips of London 
Haberdasher at the signe of the goulden Anchor uppon the 
bridge (for the use of the s d ffrancis Norton) at or before the 
tenth of August next ensueing the date hereof, ffor the 



192 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

w ch paym* to be well & truly pay d , wee do bind o r selves 
o r heires execut rs & Administrat. jointly & severally firmly 
by these p r sents in the sumne of three hundred pounds of 
like current money of England. 

In witness whereof wee have hereunto sett o r hands & 
scales the 5 th day of January Anno Dni 1648. 
Sealed & dd in John Turner & a scale 

the p r sence of us Benjamin Gil lorn & a scale 

Robert Turner 
Samuel Hutchinson 

2 (12) 4JL. I attested a Copie of a Receipt of a hhd of 
Virginia Rowle Tobacco by Diekeye Coruethen of M r 
Glover of Boston for the use of M r Thomas Waterhouse. 

3 (12) 1648. Shipped by the Grace of God in good 
order & well conditioned by W m Paine in & uppon the good 
Shipp called the Chapman of London whereof is Master 
under God for this present Voyage Nicholas Trerice & now 
rideing at Anchor in the port of Boston & by Gods grace 
bound for London to say three hundred Moose skins & one 

smale pack of Bever cont halfe a hh. being 
WB marked as in the Margent, & are to be dd in 

the packe the like good order & well conditioned at the 
of bever aforesaid Port of London (the danger of the 
N. 3. seas only excepted) unto W m Bartholmew or 

to his assignes he or they paying freight for the 
said goods the sume of fifteene ten shillings. w th primage '& 
avarage accustomed. In witness whereof the Master or pur- 
ser of the s d shipp hath affirmed to three Bills of Ladeing all 
of this tenor, the one of w ch three Bills being accomplished 
the other two to stand voide, & so god send the good shipp 
to her desired port in safety Amen. Dat. in Boston the ii 
July 1648 

The contents I know not 

Nicholas Trerice. 

[Page 175.] 

3 (12) 1648. I attested a Copie of a discharge of cer- 
taine Bills betweene George Mosse &c: & W m Paine & com- 
panie uppon condition that W m Paine & companie pay unto 
the s d Mosse 102 U ten shillings in merchantable dry fish to 
be dd at velez Malago. 

3 (12) liUl. I attested a Copie of deed from Robt 
Salstonstall to Christopher Lawson of twelve shares of 
Swamscott & Dover. 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 193 

3. (12) 1648. I attested a Copie of a bill of 9 U 111 9 d 
from Henry Sandys to Caleb ffoote to be pd to Joshua ffoote 
at the goulden cock at or before the 20 (3) next. 

3. (12) 4--. I attested a Copie of John Woods bond of 
400 11 - to Thomas Lake for paym* of 219 11 - 5 s - And 10 (11) 
I attested the originall. 

3. (12) A&. I attested a Copie of M r Wood protest 
against M r Eldred &c: & of M r Scott's protest against 
M r Wood. & a copie of M r Woods bond to M r Lake of 
400 11 - 

5. (12) 1&4-8-. Thomas Rood by vertue of a tre of Att r : 
irrevokable from Nich: Roe of Glaston in Somersetshire yeo- 
man Dat. 3 Apr. 1646. granted a tre Att r to George Ben- 
nett to aske sue recover & receive of Edw: Browse all such 
goods as remaine in his hands of John Roe son of the s d 
Nicholas to wit 1 New Bible. 1 fetherbed w tb all things there- 
unto belonging. 1 pott & a kettle, 1 musket & a fowling 
piece w th power also to acquitt & discharge. 

5 (12) 1648. Rich: Waite granted a tre Att r to James 
Oliver to aske &c. a certaine debt of 4 n in Corne due unto 
him by assignment of John Browning from Edw: Elmer of 
Hartford. w th full pow r . &c: 

5 (12). - 1648 - Bee it knowne unto all men by these pntes 
that I W m Tanner of Coggeshall in the Countie of Essex 
clothier have assigned ordained & made & in my steed & 
place by these pntes putt & constituted my loving frend 
Tho: Lake of Boston in N: England Merch* & Joseph Magot 
of Hartford in N. England afores d Merch 4 my true and law- 
full deputies & Atturneys joyntly & severally for mee & in 
my name & to my use, to aske demand leavie sue for, recov r 
& receive of Edmund Leach & Thomas Pell of New Haven in 
N: E. merch* 8 . & David Selleck of Boston aforesaid or els 
where in N: E: mercht. and of all other psons in N: E: aforesaid 
as well the effects & pceeds of all goods wares & merchandises 
of and belonging to me the s d W m Tanner, in theire or any 
of theire hands, as also all other summe & summes of money 
debts duties & demands whatsoever to mee due & oweing by 
any bond bill booke account contract way or meanes what 
soever, giveing & by these pnts granting unto my s d Att rs my 
full & whole power interest & Authoritie to & in the 
pi-misses, therein to doe say sue pursue arrest attach implead 
imprison & condemne & out of prison to deliver, & to 
receive, compound & agree, & thereuppon acquittances or 
other discharges for mee & in my name to make enseale & 



194 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

deliver, & generally to doe execute & pforme all & whattso- 
ever further or other lawfull and reasonable 

[Page 176.] 

acts & things w ch shalbe meete & requisit to be done to & in 
the premisses in as large ample & effectuall manner & forme 
to all intents & purposes as I my selfe might or could doe 
were I then & there present & did the same psonally, ratify- 
ing & by these p r sents confirming all & what soever my said 
Ait 1 " 8 shall lawfully doe or cause to be done to in & for the 
recovery & receipt of the p r misses by these pnts. In wit- 
nes whereof I the s d W m Tanner have hereunto sett my 
hand & scale. Dat. the 17 th day of March An . Dni 1647. 
& in the 23 th yeare of the reigne of o r soveraigne Lord 
Charls by the grace of God King of England Scotland 
ffrance & Ireland defender of the faith &c : 
Sealed & dd in pnce of me W m Tanner & a scale. 

Chr: Townsend Noty publ. 1647 
John Burt his secret: 

5. (12) 1648. I attested a Copie of Edmund Leaches 
bond to M r W m Tanner. And also a copie of his Account. 

5. (12) lAi : Tho: Lake constituted M r Thomas Alden 
of London merch* his true & lawfull Att r w th power to aske 
&c: of John Wood of London mariner a certaine bond of 
foure hun dd pounds beareing date 10 (11) 1648. & of the 
receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to 
appeare before all Lords &c: in any Cou r t &c to doe say sue 
&c: & generally to doe all things &c: w th power to substi- 
tute one Att r &c: ratifyeing irrevocably &c: 

5. (12) l&i-i. James Oliver constituted Rich. Hogg of 
Boston in N: E: tailor his true & lawfull Att r w th power to 
aske demand &c: of John Pease & Nich: Treworgie all such 
debt or debts &c as are due to the s d appearer from them or 
either of them. & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c: in 
anyCourt there to require law &c: to do say sue &c: & gener- 
ally to doe all things &c w th power to substitute .&c: ratify- 
ing &c: 

6. (12) 1648. I attested a copie of M rs Mary Hawkins 
invoice of goods laden aboard the peregrine for the Accounts 
of M r . Thomas Radbourd M r Daniell ffairefax & M r Richard 
Tyler in all amounting to 561 11 . 5 s . O d . 

6. (12) 1648. I John Thompson in the County of Mid- 
dlesex marriner doe acknowledg to have Rec d of Edw: Bullock 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 195 

mariner the summe of thirty three pounds sterl w ch I oblige 
my selfe or assignes to pay to the said Bullock or his Assign- 
es the said Summe of thirty-three pounds & for the rate of 
thirty p cejit or according as I shall make_of my goods in 
the said shipp fcT"New England w^^tEtfs^Tiullock shall 
accepT" 

[Page 177.] 

of. Witness my hand this 22 th of ffeb: lAi 

John Thompson. 

6 (12) 1648 I John Thompson doe acknowledge to have 
rec d of M r Edward Bullock the just summe of ten pounds 
& is in good merchantable dry Cod fish for his Account to 
be sould at Bilboa by mee for his best advantage & to con- 
signe the true pceed unto his brother Wilm Bullock and to 
this I bind my selfe or my Assignes. Witness my this 5 th 
of July ^AS. 

John Thompson. 

6. (12) 1648 Left unpaid ... 1 80 

Lent Georg Nus . . 0120 

pdCariagof planck . . 5 

Lent at London . . 3 

Salters horse his . . 1 

p d horse Minyard . . 2 
p d labourers at Minyord to 

help weigh Anchor . 13 

paid for hire . . . 2 

pd John Horell ... 26 

pd Carpenter henry Smith . 11 6 

for a Coate to Carpenter . 8 

Horse to Minyard . . 16 
Short Harry . . .04-0 

yo expenses . . . 1 



8 50 

23 red capps . . . 1 90 
10 p r stockings . . . 2 00 
10 p r gloves . . . 0150 



12090 

2 p r worsted Stockings . 0070 

3 peeces eight i the bay . 17 6 
1 Pascatway . . .050 
3 M r Lake . 15 



196 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

p d M r Johnson . . . 17 
Alehouse 02 



3056 

I am debt r . . . 12 96 

3_ 5_o 



9_ 46 

Wages 12 Decemb: to 12 

July .... 21 00 

30046 

Memorandum at Boston in New England 6 (12) 1648 
there came before mee John Winthrop Governo r there 
Edward Bullocke mariner & uppon his oath did affirme that 
the writeing in the 

[Page 178.] 

othe part of this paper was Delivered to him t>y John 
Thompson as a true account betweene him & this Attestant, 
& he doth beleeve that it is soe. 

Taken uppon oath before mee 
John Winthrop Governo r : 

6 (12) 1648 Bee it knowne by these p r sents that I 
John Thompson of Boston in the Massachusetts mariner doe 
constitute & appoint Edw: Bullocke of Bristoll mariner my 
true & lawf ull Att r : for mee and in my name to aske leavy 
recover & receive of M r Richard Cutt of Pascataq & of all 
other pson or psons whatsoever inhabiting in N: England 
all such sumnes of mony as are due unto the aforesd John 
Thompson & of the receipt to give acquittance in due forme,, 
farther granting my s d Att? full power & Authority to pur- 
sue implead arrest imprison & condemne & out of prison to 
deliver & generally to doe all things concerning the p r misses 
in as full & effectuall manner as if I my selfe were there 
psonally present accounting for firme & of value whatsoever 
my Att r shall doe or pcure to be done in & about the p r misses. 
In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & scale this 
7 th of July 1A1A. 

John Thompson & a scale 
Sealed & dd in pnce of 
John Kelly 
John Bush 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 197 

6 (12) 1648. John Maryon of Boston in N: Engl. shoo- 
mak r sonne of Isaac Maryon late of Stebbin in the Count of 
Essex deceased did constitute John Maryon (of Braintre) 
the Elder his true & lawfull Atturney granting him full 
power &c: to aske leavy &c: all such rent or rents as are due 
to the s d Appearer for a house & Orchyard ever since it was 
due according to the will of the s d Isaac his ffather deceased, 
& of the recpt to give acquittance &c: also to compound 
&c: & to appeare before all Lords &c: to desire lawe &c: to 
doe say pursue &c: & generally to doe all things &c: ffurther 
granting his s d Att r : full power & Authorite for him & in 
his name to alien & sell the s d house & orchyard w th the 
appurtenances scituat lying & being in Stebbin aforesd, & 
<ieed or deeds of sale to mak scale & Deliver, Ratifyeing 
irrevocably whatsoever his s d Att r shall doe in the premises. 
This tre Atturney was renewed 31 (8) - 1 .. 6 - 48 . 

[Page 179.] 

7. (12) 1648. I Joseph Armitage of Linne doe acknowl- 
edge my selfe indebted unto M r Samuel Wade or to his 
Assign es uppon all Accounts the sumne of ten pounds six 
shillings eleven pence halfe penny witnes my hand: sixth of 
ffebr: J-S.11. the marke A of 

Joseph Armitage. 

The Deposition of Joseph Armitage, who saith that 
M r Samuel Wade bought of the said Joseph Armitage two 
houses & severall parcells of land for w ch the said Samuel 
payd unto the said Joseph Armitage the summe of six score 
pounds to my best remembrance. Taken uppon oath at 
Boston in New England. 6 (12) 1648. Before me John 
Winthrop Governo 1 . 

7 (12) lH. At thirtie dayes sight after the first of 
ffebruary next I pray pay this my first Bill of Exchang my 
second & third not being p d unto M r Peter Oliver of Boston 
in New England or to his Assignes the just summe of 
thirty-six pound sterl w ch is for so much here received. I 
pray faile not to make good paym* & put it to my Account 
Boston in New England Yo r loveiug brother 
17 th of July 16-H. Vail : Hill. 

Indorsed, to his loveing brother M r John Hill Merch* at 
the Angell & Starre in Cheapside. dd: 

7. (12) nil Know all men by these pnts That whereas 
I John Allen of Charlestowne in N: England Merch* have 
acknowledged my selfe to bee indebted unto M r Daniel King 



198 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

of Linn in New England Mercer the summe of sixteene 
pounds fy ve shillings current English money by a bill under 
my hand beareing date w th these pntes. 

I doe hereby p r mise & ingage my selfe to pay or cause to 
be payd this said sixteene pounds & fyve shillings unto M r 
Thomas Broughton at his brother M r W m Broughton his 
house behind the Royall exchange in London or in case he 
should not be liveing or be absent at the due time of paym* 
then to pay it to M r Samuel King woollen drap at the upper 
end of Cheapside neere S* Martins in London, or his assignes 
for the use & behoofe of the s d Daniell King his brother, 
w ch ghalbe fourteene dayes next after my arrivall next in 
England or by the first day of December next after these 
pnts, Witnes my hand this first of August .1.2-11. 

Witnes hereto is p me John Allen. 

Jolliff Ridocke. 

Indorsed. M r Allin I pray pay to M r Thomas Broughton 
or M r Samuel King the summe mentioned in this Bill, so 
shall I rest yo r loveing friend 

Daniel King: 

[Page 180.] 

6 (12) 1648. I attested 2 Copies of M r John Wood 
against Capt Harding & M r Scot against M r wood. Also a 
Copie of M r John Woods bond of 400 U to Tho: Lake for 
paym* of 2191* 5 8 . . Also a Copie of M r Leaches bond to M r 
W m Tanner of London. & a Copie of his Account. & two 
Judgm ts of Court for M r Tanner against M r Leach. & an 
Invoice of M rs Mary Hawkins of goods shipped uppon the 
peregrine uppon the Ace? of severall men. 

6. (12) 1648. I attested a Copie of Baker Cutts bill to 
M r Thomson, M r Thompsons tre to M r Ri: Cutt, M r Lanes 
Bill of Exchange. 

8 (12) 1648. Boston in New England the 17 th octob: 
1648 for 150 lb Sterl at 40 dayes sight. 

ffourty dayes after sight of this my third of Exchange my 
first nor second not being paid pray pay unto w m Peake or 
to Daniel Hoare or theire Assignes the sume of one hundred 
& fifty pounds sterling & is for so much value received 
here of Richard Cooke here at the time make good payment 
so god Keepe yo" Rest yo? to Comand 

To M r Samuell Wilson John Manning. 

Merch* in London. 

Boston in New England the 21 th of November 1648 for 
30" Sterling at 40 dayes sight, ffourty dayes after sight 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 199 

of this my third Bill of Exchang my fir nor second not being 
paid pray pay unto W m Peake or unto Daniel Hoare or 
unto theire Assignes the sum me of thirty pounds sterling 
& is for so much value received hereof Richard Cooke at the 
time pray make good payment & so the Lord keepe yo u . & 
I rest yo r obedient 

Henry Parkes 
To M r Edward Parkes 
silkman at the signe 
of the Ship in ffriday 
Streete in London 

8 (12) 1648. I attested a Copie of a Bill of Major Ed: 
Gibons to ffra: Norton of 85 1 . 1 & a Receit of goods from 
ffra: Norton to value of 97.5.6 aboard the Peregrine by M r 
John Wood. 

I attested a copie bill of Ladeing for M r Kerie signed 
Nich: Trerice & a Bill Exchange to M r Malbon signed 
Stephen good yeare 

[Page 181.] 

9 (12) 1648 Noverint Universi p p r sentes me Thomas 
Boylson de Watertowne in Nova *Angl Planter teneri et 
firmiter obligari: Willimo Phillips de Boston in Nova Anglia 
vintner in quinquaguit libris sterling orum Solvend eidem 
Willo Phillips Executoribus Administr veil assignat suis 
Ad quad qui de solucone bene et fideliter faciend ob- 
ligo me he heraedes executf et administrat meos firm- 
iter p p r sentes. Sigillo meo sigillat Dat quinto die ffeb: 
Ann Dni. 1648. 

The Condicon of this obligacon is such that whereas the 
above bounden Thomas Boylson hath the day of the date 
of these pnts made & signed unto three Bills of Exchange 
for the payment uppon any one of them the full summe of 
twenty & fy ve pounds sterl to W m Phillips of London Shoo- 
maker or his Assignes by M r Tho: Boylson Clothworker 
dwelling at the signe of the golde balle in ffenchurch streete 
London to whom the said Bills are directed w th in the space 
of twenty dayes next after any of them are p r sented to the 
s d Tho: Boylson Clothworker, as by the s d Bills doth more 
fully appeare, If therefore the s d Thomas Boylson Cloth- 
worker his Execut Administr or Assignes or any of them do 
pay or cause to be pd unto the s d W m Phillips of London 
shoemaker or his Assignes the s d summe of twenty & fyve 
pounds sterl w th in the space of twenty dayes next after any 
of the s d Bills of Exchang shalbe presented as aforesaid, 



200 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Then this obligacon to be voyd & of none effect or els to 
stand remaine & be in full force strength & vertue. 
Sealed & dd in the Thomas Boylson 

presence of & a seale. 

John Dane 
James Lake 
Georg Manning. 

10 (12) 1648. W m Phillips of Boston vintu r constituted 
W m Phillips of Bedlam Shoemaker his true & lawfull Att r : 
to aske &c: of Thomas Boylson late of Watertovvn in N E: or 
any other all sume &c: due unto the s d W m Phillips by bill 
bond or otherwise & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c in 
any Court, there to require lawe &c: to doe, say sue &c: & 
generall to doe all things &c: w th power to substitute one 
Attr r &c: ratifying &c: 

12 (12) 1648. This Covenant bindeth me John Thomp- 
son unto Edward Bullocke to pay or cause to be p d iter the 
rate of three pounds p month from the day & date hereof 
unto the 1 day of October next, & to pay his dyet, And 
likewise I Covenant that in case Sampson Lane doth not at 
or before the s d time entertaine him to his content that then 
the s d Bullock shalbe justly p d all such summes of money as 
shalbe due to him, from mee & the s d Bullock to be free for 
his owne 

[Page 182.] 

account. But if the afores d M r Lane shall build a shipp & 
he to pceed in the s d shipp, then the s d Bullocke is to attend 
his best service & helpe therein, likewise if M r Benjamin 
Gellom doe buy a new ship at the south ward & shall re- 
quire the service of the s d Bullocke, to pceed as Master then 
the s d Bullock is not to refuse, Likewise I engage my selfe 
to the foresai d Edward Bullock that if the afores d Lane & 
Gillom shall not pforme any of the afores d Covenant, that 
then I John Thompson doe pmise to give unto Edward 
Bullock fyve pounds toward his expences. & for the true 
pformance hereof I have here sett my hand this 5 th of July 
1648. 

Isles of Shoales. John Thompson, 

witnes to this 
John Kelly. 

14 (12) 1648: M d that wee Capt ffrancis Champnoone 
& John Mills & James Lake merch ta doe acknowledge to 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 201 

have received of M r Henry Sandis of Boston in N: England 
merch* the summe of two hundd & ten pounds & nine shil- 
lings w ch is sixty pounds & nine shillinge more than by 
charter p tie hee is bound to disburse for his p* uppon the 
ship Jane of Pascataqs in New England for this p r sent 
voyage to ould England, & therefore wee doe hereby bind 
o r selvs heires Execut & Administrators or either of us or 
them to make full satisfaction to him the s d Henry Sandis 
his heires or assignes at the arrivall of the s d shipp in 
Engl. this p r sent voyadge or to ensure it to him in case 
the shipp should miscarry, witnes o r hands this 13th of ffeb: 
1648. 

witnes here to is ffrancis Champnoone 

Samuel Maverick James Lake. 

George Parkhurst. John Mills. 

14. (12) 1648: I attested a Copie of M r Gainers Charter 
partie. 

17 (12) 1648. M r John Mills & loveing friend I doe by 
these presents constitute ordeine & make yo u my true & 
lawfull Atturney to sue arrest imprison & impleade the 
bodie or goods of Robert Skinner for the summe of fourteene 
pounds w ch I disbursed for him pt in cloathes & the rest in 
ten pounds p d for him to M r Paule White w ch was uppon con- 
sideration of a yeares service w ch he was to pforme in the 
ship Jane, & to psecute the law to the utmost against him 
not only for the said Debt but also for all damages in run- 
ning away from the said shipp. Witness my hand & scale 
this 

[Page 183.] 

fourteenth day of ffebruary. J-S-i-S. 

Signed sealed & dd in ffrancis Champernoone 

pnce of & a scale 

Henry Walton 

John Dane. 

17 (12) 1648. I hope I shall not be put to the charge of 
the suite considering this tender; & my pfer to acknowledge 
a judgmt for the fyve hundd pounds & such Damages as the 
bench of Magistrats should order w ch pfer was before the 
magistrats. 

W m Tynge. 

This hath relation to the Answer p. 110. & was indorsed 
uppon his answer tendred in the Court. 

17 (1) lfi-i.8.. Know all men by these p r sents that I 
John Shawe of Boston in New England Butcher do remise 



202 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

release & for ever quite claime unto Robt nash of Boston 
aforesaid Butcher all & all maner of actions debts duties 
accounts suittes & demands whatsoever w ch I now have or 
hereafter may have against the said Robt Nash his heires 
Executors Administrat or assignes or any of them, for any 
matter or thing from the begining of the world untill the day 
of the date hereof. In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett 
iny hand the 7 (1) 1648. 

witnes hereunto John Shawe. 

John ffoulsham 
Thomas Joy. 
Barth. Barlow. 



22. (1) l^-i-S-. I attested a Copie of an Account betweene 
M r Greenleafe & Henry Sandis of 18 U 

27 (1) 1649. This witnesseth that I whose name is 
underwritten for & in consideration of one hundd. pounds 
received in English goods in Boston doe pmise to deliver 
aboard some vessell that the said John Woody may send in 
March next, three hundred bushells of wheate & as much 
pease as make upp the full summe above mentioned, wheate 
at foure shillings, pease at three & foure pence, but if 
wheate be fyve shillings at Boston then the said John is to 
give foure shillings three pence p bushell, & if pease be 
foure shillings at that time when this corne is due, then to 
have it at three shillings & sixe pence, the corne to be good 
& merchantable, witnes my hand 24 th of Septemb. 1&4-S. 
witnes hereunto Ri: Ludlowe 

John Coggan. 

[Page 184.] 

81. (1) 1649. Bee it knowne by these pntes that I W m 
Tilly of Boston doe hereby make & ordeine my welbeloved 
frend Hugh Gullison of Boston my true & lawfull Atturney 
for mee & in my name to implead & arrest & psecute & re- 
cover of W m Phillips of Boston & his wife or either or both 
of them or any pson or psons that hath or shall hereafter de- 
fame or slander my welbeloved wife Alice Tilly in respect of 
her calling or otherwise, hereby inabling my said Atturney 
to make & ordeine one or more atturneyes under him to 
pleade the case of my said wife in any lawfull Court w th in 
this jurisdiction, & also to compound or agree & release at 
his pleasure any pson or psons so impleaded & whatsoever 
my said Atturney shall doe herein I do ratify & confirme as 
if I were psonally present, & also in case my said Atturney 
shall at any time be wanting or disabled to prosecute the 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 203 

said parties, then I doe also hereby authorise my trend John 
Sherman to psecute the said parties & shall have the same 
power that my first named Atturney hath hereby. Witnes 
my hand & scale this 17 th day of the 9 th month 1^8 

Witnes us. John Collins William Tilly. 

William Shattock. 

4 (2) 1648, Bee it knowne by these p r sents that I 
Robert if en of New Haven mariner by vertue of a tre of At- 
turney made to mee by Walter Merry of Boston have de- 
manded & received of Richard Chadwell three pounds ten 
shillings by a barrell of Beefe for the Account of the said 
Walter Merry & doe hereby acquit & release the said Ri:: 
Chadwell from all accounts & debts due to the said Walter 
Merry to this present day. In witness whereof I have here- 
unto sett my hand this 22 th day of December: 1648. the 
abovesaid summe being allowed the s d Walter by an award 
given by John Evance & Joshua Atwater chosen arbitrat es 
in the s d busines. 

Robert ffen 

Richard Johnsons marke. 

Tho. Lambe. 

Joshua Griffiths. 
[Page 185.] 

7 (2) J-S.A9. Whereas I Nicholas Shapley of Pascataqs 
Merct am now by Gods pmission bound for England, know 
all men therefore by these presents that I the s d Nicholas 
Shapley doe hereby in my absence depute & ordeine my 
loveing Kinsman John Treworgy mercht my Deputy & law- 
full Atturney in my place & steed to manage all my affaires 
in New England of what kind or nature whatsoever, & 
what soever my said Deputy & Atturney shall lawfully doe 
or cause to be done in or about my affaires I doe hereby 
ratifye & confirme in as ample manner to all intents & pur- 
poses as if I were psonally present, witness my hand & scale 
the 6 th of November ua^A. 

Sealed & dd in the Nich: Shapleigh [L S] 

presence of 
Roger Gard 
Edward Godfrey. 

vera copia ita testatur 

Sigilla provinc. 

p me Edw. Godfrey, secret 

16 (2) 49. I attested a bill of 8 U due from Ri: fellowes 
to Nathaniel W ms and by Nf w m s assigned to Capt. John 
Leveret. 



204 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

22 (2) 1649. To all Christian people to whom these 
presents shall come to bee scene read heard or understood, I 
John Langley Esqr major & chiefe officer of the Antient 
towne of Colchester in the County of Essex in the famous 
Kingdome of greate Brittaine for o r most gracious Sover- 
eigne Lord King Charls, doe by these pnts certify, that on 
the one & twentieth day of Aprill in the yeare of o r Lord & 
Saviour Jesus Christ one thousand six hundred fourty & 
seaven, before mee did appeare Anthonie Whiteing of little 
Bently in the s d County of Essex Clerk & uppon his oath 
did affirme & say that John Loveron late of Ardley in the 
Countie of Essex aforesaid Yeoman (& who since dyed in 
New England) in consideration of the marriage had & sol- 
elmized betweene the said John Loveron & Anne late his 
wife (and now the wife of Edmund Browne of New England) 
did pmise that what lands he the said John Loveron should 
purchase after the s d marriage between them solemnized, 
should be for the use of the s d Anne dureing her naturall 
life: And after the s d marriage solemnized, the s d John 
Loveron did purchase in Langham in the said County of 
Essex a tenement w th some lands & the appurtenances to 
the value of ten pounds p annum, w ch tenement & lands 
afterwards & before the s d John Loveron went into New 
England he sould to him the s d Anthony Whiteing for one 
hundred & twenty pounds. And the said Anne uppon 
the sale of the same did give and yield up her interest 
therein and the said John Loveron in consideration thereof 
did pmise & say to the said Anne, that all his estate 
(except his lands in Ardley aforesaid) should be hirs. In 
witness whereof I the said 



[Page 186.] 

John Langley have hereunto sett the seale of the towne of 
Colchester comonly & ordinarily used in such business & 
affaires. 

John Langley Major 
& the towne seale. 

24 (2) 1649. This note binds mee m r w m Berkeley of 
Barmudas to Deliver to James Oliver or his Assignes the 
full summe of thirty two shillings w ch wilbe eight pieces 
of eight & this I pmise to pay to the Assignes of the above 
s d James Oliver or his Assignes witnes my hand this 23 (5) 

1648 

William Barkeley. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 205 

M r George Ludlow of Virginia Merch* is Debtor unto 
M r Alexander Shapley of Dartmouth Merch* 230" for his 
of the freight due on the Susan on the New found land 
voyage. 230^:00:00: 

Unto him S3 1 ! 6 s . 8? for his i of 100 U drawne J 

on him from the Newfoundland towards > 33:06:08: 
her lodeing ......) 

Unto him 33? 4 d . for his of passage money ) 

rec d by M r Ludlow in Virginia . . 5 01:13:04: 

Unto him 2 1 ! 10! for his J of 7 U 10 8 for ) 

freight of 5 hogsheads of Tobacco M r Lud- V 02:10:00: 
low rec d in Virginia ) 

Unto him 7 s . 6 d . for his J of pilotage . 00:07:06 



Unto him 10072" of Tobacco w ch is 
for M r Shapley his i of the pduct 
of the fish recd out of the Susan, 
as by the Account of Sales former 
sent M r Shapley appeareth 

Omitted i of twoe firkins of butter 
bought in Newfoundland, part of the 
Cargason, w ch rest 3 H ster. w cb " M r 
Eliot kept for the shipps pvisions 
for M r Ludlowes 1 part is . . 01:00:00: 
So the net Ballance is . 48:10:04 



267:17:06: 



> 100 72" of Tobacco. 



49.10:04. 

M r Georg Ludlow p Cont is Credit 1 " By M r Alex- 
ander Shapley 85 11 & is for | of 255 U freight 
made on the Susan as by his Acc. sent in unto 
M r Ludlow appeareth 85:00:00: 

By him 6 U 13 s 8 d for J of 20 11 1 s he re cd of J 

passengers for their passages, as by the > 06:13:08: 
Acc of freight, ) 

By 85 11 pd by M r Samuel Lang ish in Lond. as 
by his tre of advise & Acc. dated the 20 th of 
9 ber 1639. appers 85:00:00 

By him 10 11 for his ^ of the pduce of strong 

waters 10:00:00 

By him 51 8 8 d to rebate for his J of pilotage . 02: 11:0 a 

By him 10" for his ^ of ^ freight over charged . 10:00:00' 



206 ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

By him 55 s for 1 of 83 11 of Tobac: John Tre- 

worthy Rec d at the Newfound land . . 02:15 0: 

By him 16 11 6 s 10 (l sent for 1 of the Rebates on 

the 230" p Cont: for putting into Ireland . 16:06:10 



By ballance 49 1 . 1 10? 4 d restdue from M r Lud- ) 49-10-04 
lowe to ballance this Account, 



267:17:06 

By ball, of the tob: acc. p Cont 10072 ) 

rest due from M r Ludlow to ball. | 10072 n of Tobocco. 
that Account ) 

Drawne up the 18 th of March 1647 by 
mee Thomas Bushrode. 

[Page 187.] 

Bee it knowne by these p r sents that on the 19 th day of 
the 2 d month called Aprill in the yeare of our Lord 1649. 
according to the Ace? of England, before mee W m Aspin- 
wall Not & Tabell: publ by Authority of the Generall Court 
of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne psonally appeared 
M r Henry Stephens of Southampton merch 1 of the Ship 
called the S l Mary of Hamborough whereof Henry Katt is 
Master, & did ptest against the s d Henry Katt for the 
leakines & insufficiencie of his s d Shipp, & for all damages 
w ch he doth or may susteine thereby since his voyadg from 
Cadiz, in the Kingdome of Spaine unto New England, for 
all \v ch the s d Henry Katt shalbe responsall & liable to make 
him just & due reparations in time & place conveneint, & 
in testimonie hereo[f] the said Henry Stephens hath here- 
unto sett his hand in presence of mee the said Notary: w th all 
ordering me by Notary aforesaid to publish this said protest 
unto the said Henry Katt w ch accordingly was done. Quod 
virtute officij &c: Henry Stephens. 

Bee it knowne by these p r sents, that on the third day of 
the third month commonly called May in the yeare of o r 
Lord 1649 according to the Account of England, at the 
request of Henry Stevens of Southampton in Hampshire 
Merch 1 of the Shipp called the S e Mary of Hamborough 
whereof Henry Katt - is master, I W m Aspinwall Not & 
Tabellion publick by Authorite of the Gener 11 Court of the 
Massachusetts admitted & sworne did repaire uno the said 
Henry Katt, & in the name of the s d Hen Stephens I did 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 207 

protest & by these p r sents do ptest against the said Henry 
Katt M r of: the ship afores d , for all Damages w ch the s d 
merch* already hath or hereafter shall sustaine since the 
time that he hailed up his shipp to wash or trim unto the 
day shee shall take in her ladeing sett saile from hence & 
pceed in her voyadge according to Charter partie drawne 
betwixt them: the s d Henry Stephens pfessing he hath no 
occasion to stay the s fl shipp from pceeding in her voyage. 
This protest thus made, was published & reade by mee the 
Notary aforesaid unto the Master, Henry Katt aforesaid the 
day & yeare above written. Quod virtute &c: 

Uppon the fourth day of the third month comonly called 
May in the yeare of o r Lord one thousand six hundred 
fourty & nine according to the Acc of England, I W m 
Aspinwall Notary & Tabellion publick by Authoritie of the 
Generall Court of the Massa: admitted & sworne, at the re- 
quest of Henry Stephens merch* of the shipp called the S 6 
Mary of Hamborough, w th him did goe unto Henry Katt 
master of the s d Ship, & in the name of the said Merch did 
demand of the said master Henry Katt that he would sett 
saile w th the first faire wind & wether for the harbour of 
Pascataqs in New England there to take in such freight as 
the said Merch* had provided & so to sett saile for such port 
in Spaine as the s d Merch* should appoint. Whereunto the 
said Henry Katt made a Dilatory answer, that he would 
follow his Charter partie & he would do no more, w ch was 
all the answe r I could understand from him. Where uppon 
at the request of the s d merch*, I the s d Notary did ptest & 
by these p r sents do protest against the s d Henry Katt for all 
damages w ch the said merch* doth or shall susteine through 
his default, whether by hyre of another ship to pforrne the 

[Page 188.] 

voyage or otherwise: that the s d Henry Katt shalbe respon- 
sall in time and place convenient. In witnes that this pro- 
test was thus made as aforesad, I the Notary aforesaid Doe 
hereunto attest by vertue of mine office. 

As I was writeing this protest the s d Henry Katt presented 
mee a writeing signed Hijndrich Catt: thus expressed in 
English. 

I Henry Catt master of the good shipp called the S* Mary, 
do give for answ r to Henry Stevens merch* of the said shipp, 
that I am ready to pforme all conditions on my part men- 
tioned in o r Charter party, & am ready to goe to Pastcataqs, 
provided the said Henry can make it appeare that I am 



208 ASPINWALL NOTAEIAL RECORDS. 

bound thereto by Charter partie: pvided that the s d Henry 
Stephens pay mee forthw th such moneyes as I stand in need 
of to trimme & victuall my s d shipp for the more speedy 
pformance of the voyage in hand, w ch by Charter partie the 
foresaid merch* is to doe. My demand being three score 
pounds in money w ch I shall allow in part of my freight 
witnes my hand this 4 th day of may. l^-Ai. Quod attestor 
vt supra. 

Ma< whii At a Court of Assistants holden at Bos- 

lVltloSd.LJlU.lbC ILo ill ,-t ii t < ,1 /> ,1 , 

^ Fid' sixth day of the fourth month 

. called June in the yeare of o r Lord 1&A1 

according to the Account of England. 

The Companie of the Seaman belonging to the Shipp 
Planter of London, being therein the harbour at Boston 
aforesaid, brought an action as well against Robert Risbie 
Master of the s d Ship, & Thomas Gainer Merch* of the 
same, as against the shipp itselfe, for wages due to them for 
theire service done in the s d shipp, for divers months then 
past: w ch being matter of Account the Court appointed 
Auditors, viz 4 , M r Duncan Auditor Generall, M r Allen & 
M r Addington to examine the Ships accounts &c., & to cer- 
tifie the Court. 

The returne accordingly was made as followeth, viz 4 , that 
there was due to the s d Master Robert Risbie one hundred & 
eight pounds; To M r Robert ffen one of his mates ninety 
one pounds: To Joshua Maid another of his mates fourty 
two pounds eight shillings: To Richard Holt Boatswaine 
fourty six pounds eight shillings: To John Carman Gunner 
fifty two pounds seven shillings: To Leonard Sergeant 
Chirurgeon fifty foure pounds & to the rest of the seamen 
according to theire severall pportions, amounting in all to 
seven hundred & eight pounds seven shillings & a penny. 
W ch being given in evidence to the Jury, they found for the 
plaintiffs theire severall & respective wages, & costs of 
Court, & Judgment was eritred accordingly, & Execution 
granted against the said Risbie & Gainer & the said 

[Page 189.] 

Shipp Planter. But because the said Risbie & Gainer had 
no visible estate in this jurisdiction w ch might answer the 
Judgment, the Execution was laid uppon the said Shipp, 
w ch by apprizallof three able & indifferent men, chosen ac- 
cording to lawe, was valued at seven hundred & thirty six 
pounds fourteene shillings, & at that rate shee was publikly 
off red to sale by the space of fourteene days or thereabouts 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



209 



But none appearing to by her at that price, a motion was 
made by the s d Shipps Companie at the Court held at Boston 
the 27 th of the fifth month called July 1648. that the said 
ship might be putt uppon a new apprizall or delivered to the 
s d plaintiefs in satisfaction of theire wages; w ch was ordered 
accordingly; & being apprized by able & indifferent men the 
first of the sixth month called August 1648 at six hundred 
pounds, was sould by the Under marshall to Major Edward 
Gibons for fyve hundred & fifty pounds, because no man 
would give so much, supposeing her to be over valued. 
Where uppon by Authority of this Court the s d sale of the 
s d Ship Planter is allowed & ratifyed to be good & effectuall 
in Lawe, to the said major Gibons & his Assignes, & to his 
& theire pper use & behoofe, & the s d fyve hundred & fifty 
pounds the pceed thereof, to be distributed to the s d shipps 
companie, according to theire severall ppor- 
tions, every of them giveing a receipt & 
acquittance for the same according to Lawe. 
In testimonie of the truth whereof I John 
winthrop Gov. of the Colonie aforesaid have 
hereunto sett my hand this 2. of the 11 th 
month called January l&i.!. 

John winthrop Governo r . 



I attested 
a Copie 
hereof for 
M r Gainer 
10 (3) JJL19 



Robert Resby against Tho: Gainer is 
108. 0. granted one hundred & eight pounds. Robert 
91 . . ffen is granted ninety one pounds. 

Joshua maide is granted fourty twoe pounds 
42 . 8 . eight shillings. 

Ri ch Holt is granted fourty six pounds eight 
shillings. 

John Carman is granted fifty two pounds 
52 . 7 . 8 seven shillings eight pence. 

John Barre is granted eighteen pounds 

18 . 18 . eighteen shillings. 

W m Joyce is granted thirty one pound seven 
31 . 7 . 10 shillings ten pence. 

W m Croucher is granted seventeene pounds 
17 . 2 . two shillings. 

Tho: ffoster is granted twenty eight pounds 
28 . 16 . sixteene shillings. 
27 . . John Perry is granted twenty seven pounds 

W m King is granted nineteene pounds six- 

19 . 16 . teene shillings. 

Leonard Sergeant is granted fifty foure 
54 . . pounds. 



210 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Abraham Knight is granted nienteene 
19 . 16 . pounds sixteene shillings. 

John Sparke is granted fourty two pounds 
42 . 5 . fyve shillings. 

W m Berrjr is granted twenty two pound 
22 . 15 . fifteene shillings. 

Richard Haselwood is granted thirty one 
31 . 3 . 9 pound three shillings nine pence & ten shil- 
00 . 10 . lings to be added to the whole. 



653 . 13 . 3 

[Page 190.] 

To the Marshall or his Deput : 

By vertue hereof yo u are required to levy of the goods & 
chatties of M r Robt Risby, M r Thomas Gainer, & the shipp 
planter to the value of six hundred fifty three pound thir- 
teene shillings & three pence w* 11 2? for the execution to 
satisfy each pticular as above for a verdict & Judgment 
granted to the quarter Court held at Boston the 6 th present, 
hereof not to faile. Dated the 12 th of the 4 th month lili. 

By the quart 1 " Court 

Increase Nowell secret. 

Richard Burges granted twenty one pounds. 

Georg Smith granted twenty one pounds twelve shillings. 

Raph Cox granted twelve pounds twelve shillings. 

By the Court Increase Nowell secret. 

[Page 191.] 

10 (3) 1649. Bee it knowne &c: that on the tenth day 
of the 3 d mo. 1649. I W m Aspinwall Not &c: at the request 
of Tho. Severne, Rich: Turner, Tho. Crowdy & John Good- 
win ^freighters of the Shipp called the Mary of London, did 
w th them repaire unto John Dennis pt owner of the s d ship, 
& in theire names and behalfe did protest & by these p r sents 
Doe p l against the s d John Denis for delay of time (these 
eight dayes) to fitt & furnish her out uppon her voyage to 
ffyall Maderas or else where & so to Virginia, & for all 
Damages w ch they have or shall susteine by such neglect, 
contrary to an agreem 1 made by him beareing date the 16 th 
of March 1648. ffor all w ch the s d Jo: Dennis shalbe respon- 
sall, & lyable to make due reparation unto the s d freighters 
in time & place convenient. This pro* being thus made unto 
the s d Jo: Dennis, he returned this Answer. That he had 
done his indev r to gett workmen, but they were not at p r sent 
to be had : & that he had desired these freighters to seeke 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 211 

out for Carpenters, alledging that they also were to assist 
him herein. 

Thus done & passed in the towne of Boston in N: Eng- 
land. 

15 (3) ISAS. Whereas John Winthrop of Boston in the 
Massachusetts beareing date for satisfaction of his Creditors 
did give and grant unto W m Tyng the then Treasurer for 
the Country Valentine Hill of Boston Mercht & divers 
other of his s d Creditors All that his mansion house in 
Boston w th the yards gardens & orchyards thereunto belong- 
ing: & all that his fferme called Tenhills in Charlstowne 
w th the lands &c: thereunto belonging (as by the s d deed 
doth more fully appeare) to the use of the s d valentine Hill 
& the rest of his s d Creditors & theire heires, for satisfaction 
of such summes of money as were due unto them: And 
whereas there is due unto the s d Valentine from the s d John 
Winthrop the summe of fyve hundred pounds w ch is more 
then a third parte of all that is due to all the Creditors: In 
consideration hereof the rest of the s d Creditors whose 
names are hereunder written have agreed and consented 
that the s d Valentine shall have & enjoy the s d mansion 
house in Boston w th the Appurtenances at the rate it hath 
beene apprized by indifferent men viz 1 to him 

& his heires. & wee whose names are here under written 
doe for us & o r heires release & confirme to the s d Valentine 
& his heires all o r right title & interest in & to the s d man- 
sion house w th the Appurtenances. In testimony whereof 
we have hereunto subscribed o r names. Dated (12) 6 1644. 

Rich: Dumer. Anthonie Stoddard. 

Tho: Allen. Timothie Hatherley. 

Rich: Truesdale. Susan Hudsons marke 

Benjamin Gillom. Edw. Bendall. 

Richard Russell. Robt Long for M r Axtel 

Robert Sedgwick. 

Henry Webb. 

I the s d John Winthrop do earnestly entreate the rest of 
my Creditors to give theire consent hereunto, w ch they may 
doe w th out wrong to them selves, in regard that the fferme 
w ch is left to them is more than twice so much worth as the 
said house, & the s d Valentine w th the rest of Boston have 
pvided mee a more convenient house for my use. 

John Winthrop. 
[Page 192.] 

M r Richard Webb, M r Anthonie Stoddard, Benjamin Gil- 
lom, Richard Truesdale, Edward Bendale, did acknowledge 



212 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

before me W m Aspinwall Notary pubb. this 24 (1) 1648 
that the subscription of theire names on the other side was 
theire owne act. So also did M r Richard Russell, major 
Robert Sedgwick Robert Long & Susan Hudson. 5 (2) 1648. 
Quod attestor &c: 

20 (3) 14AA Know all men by these p r sents that I 
Nicholas Liscen of Glocester In & uppon consideration of 
two houses w tb the lands belonging to them bought of Georg 
Barlow of Exeter: do acknowledg my selfe to be indebted 
unto the s d Georg Barlow the summe of nienteene pounds 
sterling to be p d unto him the s d George or his Assignes as 
followeth, viz*, nine pounds ten shillings to be paid in 
linnen & woollen cloth & shoes & stockings & other good 
English comodities in Boston at price current uppon the 
30 th day of June next ensuing; & the other nine pound ten 
shillings in the like pay uppon the 29 lh day of September 
next ensueing the date hereof : In witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand this 10 th of the 8 th mo (48) 
Witnes Christopher Lawson Nicholas Liscen 

John Legat. 

the 25 th of March 1A4J. 

I the s d John Busly doe pay unto the s d George Barlow 
of Exeter for the lands & houses w ch I have lately bought 
of him in Exeter, 3 Cowes in part of pay, w ch Cowes I the 
s d John Busly do Deliver to the s d George Barlow 1 browne 
Cow w ch I had of my brother Jones, 1 black Cow w th 
Crump Horns, & 1 brindle Cow w ch is at goodman Crams 
at this p r sent date hereof witnes my hand 

John Busly. 

Witnes my hand Abell Canon. 
Witnes my hand Anne Wife. 

I attested a Copie of this bill & a tre of Att r from Luce 
Wight unto George Barlow. 

25. (3) 14A1 I attested a bill of Health for Symon 
Kempthorne m r of the Hopewell of Barbados bound for 
Maderas, Barbados & the Hands of Cape de vird. 

4 (3) iSAS. Uppon the fourth day of the third month 
called May in the year of o r .Lord 1649 According to the ac- 
count of England I W m Aspinwall Notary & Tabellion publ 
by Authority of the Generall Court of the Massachusetts ad- 
mitted & sworne, at the request of Henry Catt M r of the 
S* Mary of Hambourgh, did repaire unto Henry Stephens 
merch* of the s d shipp, & in the name of the s d Henry Catt 
did demand of the s d Henry Stephens the summe of three 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 213 

[Page 193.] 

score pounds in money to trimme and victuall out the said 
shipp for the voyage : Whereunto the s d Henry Stephens 
made Answer, that the s d shipp was ready trimmed and the 
sailes at the yard; & if the said Master will go to Pascataqs 
w ch is a good Harbo r & about eleven leagues w th out the Bay, 
& if he want any pvisions he shall have them aboard this 
night; & at Pascataqs whither hee also will goe w th the 
s d Master and where he shall stay 20 or 30 dayes, he shall 
there receive what moneyes he shall have need of for the voy- 
adge, so farre as the s d merch* is bound by Charter partie. 
W ch answer being given, I the Notary aforesaid at request 
of the said Henry Catt did ptest & by these p r sents doe 
ptest against the s d Henry Stephens for all damages 
w ch the s d Henry Catt doth or shall susteine for want of the 
s d three score pounds. This done & passed in the towne of 
Boston in New England by mee the Notary afforesaid. 

25. (3) -I6JL9- Boston the 22 th of May 1649. a invoice of 
what goods is saved of the ship Peter & Paule of Dover and 
prised by Matthew Chafy & Arthur Gill as followeth. 

li ss d 

Inprimis the wreck w th boate .... 04 00 

a sheate Cable 30000 

half a smale Bower & almost | a best Bower . 10 00 
a quantity of Rigging being saved as stayes 

shrewds, runing rigg: ..... 12 00 
a certain e quantity of Junk being broke at the 

Cable & hawsers 1000 

a suite of sailes halfe worne w th two ould 

Compes . 40000 

fifty blocks 01100 

3 yron gunns cont 3600. more one brasse gun 

cont. 180 at 5 11 26120 

1000. of yron work & shott together . . 09000 

a Kettle "..:.. . 01050 

a smale hawser of ynch & halfe . . . 02 00 

2200 weight of Anchors being foure . . 33000 

10 carriages broke & whole .... 05 00 

mast yards & Capps 08 00 



192070 
Matthew Chafifie. 
Arthur Gill. 

29 (3) 14A1 Uppon the 29 th day of the 3 d month 
called May 1649 according to the Account of Engrl. I W m 



214 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Aspinwall Not & Tabel. publick by Authority of the Gener 11 
Court of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne, at the re- 
quest of W m Stretton of Bristoll Mercht. did repaire unto 
major Robert Sedgwick, Thomas Lake, Thomas Venner & 
John Trumble w th a Charter ptie made betwixt them and the 
s d \ym Stretton beareing date 26 (8) 1648. and the same 
did shew unto the s d Ro: Sedgw. Tho. Lake, Tho. Venner & 
Jo: Trumble, and in the name of the s d W m Stretton did 
prot & by these p r sents doe protest against them and every 
of them for that theire shipp called the Content (w ch by 
Charter ptie ought to have beene ready to sett saile the 10 th 
of Aprill) did not set saile for marblehead untill the 18 th of 
this instant, and for that the said Shipp is not yet sufficient 
but leaky above water, 

[Page 194.J 

and for the losse of his market, & Damage in his fish that by 
this neglect of theires is exposed unto harme both by 
weather, doggs 9 & stealing, for all w ch the s d owners of the 
s d vessell shalbe responsall & lyable to make him due repara- 
tions in time & place convenient. This protest was thus 
published unto the s d Robt Sedgwick & his part owners by 
mee the No* aforesaid. 

Having read this protest to M r Tho: Lake and shewed him 
the Charter ptie, he owned the Charter partie & acknowl- 
edged the breach of it, and that M r Stretton had just ground 
to doe what hee did. & w th all gave me his further Answer 
under his owne hand as followeth. Whereas m r W m Aspin- 
wall in the name of M r W m Stretton made protest against 
mee Thomas Lake as part owner of the Shipp Content, ffor 
that the s d Shipp is not fitted p the Owners according to 
Charter ptie made w th M r W m Stretton, Now Know all men 
that I Thomas Lake being Undertaker & p* owner of the s d 
shipp for | pts have from time to time given all diligence to- 
pay the Carpenter for my part of paymt to him due, & 
also to pvide |- pts of all such pvisions & furniture for the s d 
shipp according as the m r gave notice of his want or neede 
thereof, the same was done in my absence when I was at 
Newhaven p my frend & Agent M r Joshua Scotto, so as I 
am in no wayes wanting for my | pts of the said shipp fitting 
for sea. p me Tho: Lake. 

May. 29 th I649 . 

M Tho: Venner answered that the ship was not fitted ac- 
cording to Charter partie, & that the protest was just, but 
that for his part he was not wanting to pforme his part. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 215 

31 (3) 1649. These p r sents witnesseth that whereas 
John Parish and John Hill of Barbados Merch* 8 hyred the 
good shipp called the Hope of Roterdam, Master Gerrard 
Lawler so in as appeares 



14 (7) liii. I attested one tre Att r from Giles Paulet to 
Richard Waite for all debts and dues to him for his 3| 
shares in the two prises & the sugar prize & the prize at 
Barbados w th other debts from Capt Preston m" Cromwell 
Thomas Turner &c: w th full power. 

Also another fro Aaron Cornelius to Ri: Waite for all 
debts &c: from all psons &c: w th generall power to acquit 
sue arrest &c: 

[Page 195.] 

19 (g) JJL&O i attested a Copie of a Bill of Exch? of 
200 U from John Wadlow. to Rob* Be rce M r and John Pen- 
muel London merch te . payable at 3 months sight. Dat. 
3 (4) JJULJO. 

[Page 196.] 

1 (4) 1&4-2. John Cogan of Boston in the Massa: mercht. 
constituted m r Humphrey Cogan of Exeter in the County of 
Devon his true and lawful Att r : granting him full pow r &c : 
to recover & receive the possession of certaine house & lands 
scituat lying & being in Hunington in the County of Devon 
(the Appearer being the last life in the Lease now liveing) 
& the same to set lett & dispose of dureing the terme in the 
s d lease expressed, & in gener 11 to doe all act or acts thing 
or things needfull & requisite concerning the premisses: 
ratifying irrevocably what soev r his s d Att r shall doe or 
pcure to be done by him self or his Atturney or Atturneyes 
(whom by these presents the Appearer doth give him power 
to substitute) in or about the premisses. 

1 (4) J-&.H- I attested a Copie of M r Isaac Allertons 
oath touching the freightm* of yelmer Thomson in the great 
Garrat. 



1 (4) JULAJL- Charlestowne 3 of Sept. l 

M r Hallet after my love remembred unto yo u , the last 
yeare when yo u went for England I spake unto yo u to pay 
mee the rest of the mony that was Due unto mee, w ch was 
the summe of Six pounds : you would have pawned stony 
land to mee for it, I was content to stay for it, untill yo r 
returne. And for as much as I heare God hath inlarged 
yo r estate, my request is that yo u would pay it unto M r 



216 ASPINWAJLL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Rich: Russell of Charlestowne. I hopt yo u will not faile to 
pay it him in money or that w ch may answer money. Con- 
sider my kindness to yo u in yo r .low estate almost 7 years, 
the goods I had back againe w th the goates and the 2 U yo u 
did pay mee makes up the summe unto 6 U . I pray yo u make 
him good payment, so I rest yo r friend. 

W m Whiteing. 

I Rich: Russell of Charlestowne doe hereby testify that 
M r Whiteing did by his deed order mee to receive this debt 
of six pounds, w ch M r Hallet hath pay d partt unto mee 
this 1 (4th) liLUL- 

By mee Richard Russell. 

I heard M r Whiteing & M r Hallett speaking together in 
Boston streete & M r Whiting called rnee to him & spake to 
mee to receive a hogshead of Mackrell of him that is of M r 
Hallett, w ch M r Hallett pmised to doe, but as yet he hath not 
done, & as I remember it was the last time or the last time 
but one that M r Whiteing was in the Bay. 

P me Robert Long. 

1 ^4) i e 4 9 f j attested a Copie of Leonard Sergeant & 
Bartholmew Barlow theire affidavit concerning the Mate of 
m r Saunders shipp. 

[Page 197.] 

2. (4) l In Boston in New England, the 24 th 3. m. 
i$49 This bill bindeth mee Isaac Allerton of Newhaven 
merch* to purchase the frigot that was taken out of the 
Harbo r of Newhaven when she shall arrive at the manhatas, 
for Capt Theo. Crumwell, And whatsoever the said vessel! 
shall Cost according unto the direction of the s d Thomas 
given unto the s d Isaac, the s d Capt doth hereby pmise to 
make payment of unto the s d Isaac Allerton or his Assignes 
uppon the Delivery of the s d frigott here in the Bay at Bos- 
ton, unto the s d Capt or his Assignes : And towards the pur- 
chasing of the s d frigot the afores d Capt hath the yeare & day 
above written Delivered to the s d Isaac the summe of two 
hundred pounds Sterl. & if the s d vessell should not come in, 
then the s d Isaac Allerton is to repay the s d two hundred 
pounds unto Capt Cromwell or his Assignes witnes o r 
hands. 
Witness Edw. Gibons. Isaac Allerton. 

This bill bindeth mee Issac Allerton of Newhaven merch* 
to be accountable unto Capt Cromwell of Boston gent, for 
the summe of two hundred pounds sterl. the w ch I doe ac- 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 217 

knowledge to have received, & to be disposed of according to 
the order & agreem* as above said, witnes my hand this 24 th 
May 1649. 
witnes Edward Gibons. Isaac Allerton 



2 (4) ^SJA M r Isaac AUerton 

Yo u are to doe nothing concerning the purchaseing of the 
ffrigot that was taken from Newhaven but what Nicholas 
Shapley shall advise w th yo n , & if yo u buy not the ffrigott 
then yo 11 to Deliver unto the s d Nicholas Shaply the two hun- 
dred pounds sterl yo u received of mee, either in money or 
merchantable Bever at price Current before the end of 
August next ensueing the Date hereof & in so doeing this 
shall be yo r discharge witnes my hand the 29 th of May 
Boston 
witnes Edward Gibons. Isaac Allerton. 



6 (4) I SAS.- This p r sent writeing witnesseth, that where- 
as W m Bartholmew of Ipswich in New England merch* & 
Nathaniel Eldred of London Merch* doe stand bound by one 
Indentu r beareing Date the 20 th day of ffeb: 1648 unto 
Elias Roberts, Richard Westcome, Richard Ryalls & Robert 
Hamond for the Delivery of sixteene hundd Kint of 
merch tble dry cod fish & that uppon good considerations in 
the s d Cov*. expressed w ch s d quantitie of fish according to 
the s d Indent 1 " should have beene dd aboard the shipp SwaUow 
of London whereof W m Greene of London Master w th in 
twenty working dayes after the arrivall of the s d shipp at the 
port of Cape Anne in New England afore s d . 

Now wee whose names are here under written uppon seri- 
ous consideration of the p r misses finding a necessity to 
p r sent for the p r sent expedition & advance of the voyage, 
together w th the consent of the s d M r W m Greene that the s d 
shipp Swallow shall take in the s d quantity of 26. hundd Kint 
of fish at the port of Marblehead & the Isle of Shoales & for 
the true & good pformance & Delivery of the s d quantity of 
fish in the s d twenty working dayes & for the beareing harm- 
less of the s d master in all cases of Damage that may fall by 
reason of his so altering her port concerning the s d shipp or 
goods that shalbe any wayes. 

[Page 198.] 

dainnifyed for so altering his port, wee therefore whose names 
are hereunto subscribed for the true & good pformance of 
all the p r misses doe bind o r selves o r heires execute and As- 
signes jointly and severally unto the s d Master W m Greene 
in the behalf of his imployers theire severall execut 8 & As- 



218 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

signes in the full & just summe of ten thousand pound 

sterl. In witness whereof wee have hereunto sett o r hands 

& scales. Dated in Boston New England this 5 th day of 
June 



Testifyed John Corbet W m Bartholmew & a scale 
Tho: Cromwell Tho: Lake form r 

W m Geerish Nath. Eldred zt & scale 

Marke Harrison. W m Paine & a scale. 

6 (4) 1649 Know all men by these p r sents that whereas 
M r Robt Houghton of S* Olaves in Southwauke is by cov- 
en* bearing Date 3 d of march 1648 bound & engaged unto 
M r Elias Roberts Richard westcombe Richard Keyes & Robert 
Hammond for the Delivery of three hundd Kintalls of diy 
and Merchantable codfish aboard the shipp swallow unto M r 
W m Greene m r of the s d shipp as may more at large appeare 
by the s d Cov*. Dat. the 3 d of March 1649. & whereas the 
s d 3 hundd Kint of merch tble Codfish was to be dd by Cov*. 
at Cape Anne harbo r twentie dayes after the s d shipps at the 
s d harbo 1 . Wee whose names are here under written doe in- 
gage o r selves in a bond of foure hund: pounds sterl. to dd or 
cause to be dd w th in the s d twenty dayes of the shipps ar- 
rivall in Marblehead those 3 hundd kint of merch* codfish 
either at marblehead or at the Isle of shoales Cleare of all 
Charges as witness o r hands and seales this 5 th day of June 
1JLU.. 

Marke Harrison Robert Sedgwick & a scale 

Robert Turner ffrancis Norton & a seale. 

11 (4) i-S-4-i Know all men whom it may concerne that I 
W m Barkley of sumer Hands do firmly by these presents cleare 
& acquitt Capt Thomas Crumwell of London & his assignes 
from all debts & demands either from the ship Anne due to 
mee the s d W m Barkeley or any other Acc. whatsoever from 
the begining of the world to the date hereof, to w ch acquits 
tance I the aforesaid William doe bind myselfe & my Assignes 
firmely by these presents, subscribed & sealed this fifth day 
of October in the yeare of o r Lord Ann J-S--*!. 
Subscribed sealed & dd William Barkeley & 

in p r sence of Robert Harding, a seale. 

Adam Winthrop, John Winthrop, W m Vassall. 

11 (4) l&- 4 -2- I certified peter Clawsons arrest in 1000 11 at 
the suite of Raph Woory returnable 5 (4) & no action entred. 

[Page 199.] 

11 (4) 1&4.9. M r John Treworgie did acknowledge to have 
received foure thousand w* of Tobacco by Isaac Allerto for 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 219 

the Account of M r Georg Ludlow of Virginia & doth hereby 
acquitt & discharge the said George of & from all actions 
debts accounts covenants agreem* 8 & demands whatsoever 
from the beginning of the world to the day of the date 
hereof, onely a bill of fyve thousand & odd w* of tobacco & 
fourty nine pounds odd money sterling excepted. 

22 (3) 1AA1. Bee it knowne &c: that on the 22 (3) 
1649. according to the Acc- of England I W m Aspinwall 
&c: at the request of Raph Woory of Charlestowne in N. E. 
merch* did repaire unto Peter Clawson M r of the shipp called 
the Ganatree of Home & in the name of the s d Raph Woory 
& by appointment from him protest as well against the s d 
M r Peter Clawson as against Jacob Peterson merch 1 of the s d 
Ship for breach of charter party & for all Damage w ch the 
s d Raph Woory all ready hath or hereafter shall susteine by 
meanes thereof, for all w ch I the Not r afores d do ptest that the 
s d Jacob Peterson & Peter Clawson shalbe responsall & 
lyable to make him just & due reparations in time & place 
convenient. This ptest was thus published unto the s d Peter 
Clawson the day & yeare above written by me the Not 1 
afores d . 

11 (4) 1<LL9. In Boston in N. England the 24 th 3 m 
1649 . This bill bindeth me Isaac Allerton of Newhaven 
merch*, to purchase the frigot that was taken out of the 
harbo r of Newhaven when shee shall arrive at the manhatas, 
for Capt Thomas Cromwell, & whatsoever the s d vessell shall 
cost, according unto the direction of the s d Thomas given 
unto the s d Isaac, the s d Capt doth hereby pmise to make 
payment of unto the s d Isaac Allerton or his Assignes uppon 
the Delivery of the s d ffrigot here in the Bay at Boston, 
unto the s d Cap* or his assignes : And towards the pur- 
chaseing of the s d ffrigot the abovesaid Cap* hath the yeare 
& day above written, Delivered to the s d Isaac the summe of 
two hundd pounds sterl. & if the s d vessell should not come 
in, then the s d Isaac Allerton is to repay the s d two hund 
pounds unto Cap* Cromwell or his assignes witnes o r hands. 
Witness Edw: Gibons. Issac Allerton. 

This bill bindeth mee Isaac Allerton of Newhaven merch*. 
to be accountable unto Cap* Cromwell of Boston gent for the 
summe of two hundd pounds Sterl. the w ch I doe acknowl- 
edg to have received, & to be disposed of, according to the 
order & agreement as aboves d . witnes my hand this 24 th 
May iSAS.. 

Witnes Edw: Gibons. Isaac Allerton 

M r Isaac Allerton 



220 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOEDS. 

You are to doe nothing concerning the purchaseing of the 
frigot that was taken from Newhaven but what Nicholas 
Shapley shall^ advise w th you & if you buy not the frigot 
then you to 

[Page 200.] 

deliver unto the s d Nicholas Shapley the two hundd pounds 
sterl: yo" received of mee either in money or merchantable 
Bever at Price Current before the one of August next ensue- 
ing the Date hereof & in so doing this shalbe yo r discharge, 
witnes my hand the 29 th of May 16JL9 Boston 
Witnes Edw. Gibons. Isaac Allerton 

11 (4) 1649 Henry Parkes master & owner of the 
Shipp Begining of Boston of the burden of fourty Tunns 
doth hyre halfe the said Shipp viz* 20 tun unto W m With- 
ington of Road Island merch* for a voyage to be made from 
Road Island (1 (8) next) unto Barbados & Ginney: & backe 
to Barbados Antego & Boston her port of discharge: to be 
strong staunch & well & sufficiently victualled tackled & 
apparelled w th sailes &c: for such a shipp for such a voy- 
age: & to have eleven men & a boy outward bound & to be 
readie to sett saile w th the first faire wind & wether after 
1 (8) next for the afores d voyage. 

W m Withington covenanting w th the s d Henry Parks to 
pay him 18 1L p month for halfe freight of his s d ship, & if 
his 12 Cattle & one tun amount to more then halfe, then to 
pay p Rate proportionably, w ch paym* is to be three quarters 
in such goods as they Import, & one quarter in silver to be 
pd w th m a mon th after the shipps arrivall at Boston: also 
the s d W m is to pvide Corne & hay sufficient for his s d Cat- 
tle: And for pformance mutually bind them selves exec 
administ shippe & goods each to other for pformance. 

12 (4) - 1 -^-4-2- James ffinch granted unto Robt Turner of 
Boston in N: E: Shoemaker a tre Atturney to take & 
receive all such merchandise goods debts dues & shares w ch 
the s d James hath in or unto any of the prises alreadie brought 
in or any other & to sue implead &c: w th power to substi- 
tute one Attr: &c: 

12 (4) J^-4- 9 Charls Dobson did constitute John Pick- 
ering his true & lawfull Atturney to demand & receive of 
John Wootton all such goods as were left in trust w th the 
s d "Wootton. w th power to sue, compound, acquitt, & to sub- 
titute atturneys under him. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 221 

13 (4) i649 > j attested a Copie of a Charter partie 
betweene Garret Lamberdson, & David Selleck Valentine 
Hill & James Oliver. 

Also a Bill of William Davies of feriiland unto Phillip 
Allee & Charls Dobson & by them Assigned to Valentine 
Hill 

[Page 201.] 

15 (4) 16-4-9.. Know all men by these p r sents that I 
Edmund White of London merch*. have assigned ordeined 
made deputed authorised & in my place & steed by these 
presents doe put & constitute David Yale of London 
Merch* my true & lawfull Atturney for mee & in my name 
& to my use to aske, levy, sue for, recover & receive & to 
take into his hands & custody all such debts duties & 
summes of money, plantations goods, cattle, merchandise, 
wares & comodities whatsoever as are due oweing or 
belonging unto mee by or frdm John Woolcot of New towne 
als Cambridg in New England his Execute 18 or Adminis- 
trato, or by any other pson or psons in New England 
aforesaid. And to vend sell and dispose of all & every or any 
the said Plantations goods wares merchandise & comodities 
at the will & pleasure of my said Atturney. And to com- 
pound release & discharge the said debts also at his will & 
pleasure, And to make one or more substitute or sub- 
stutes under him & at his pleasure to revoke the same 
againe. And to doe & execute all & every other act & 
acts, thing & things in or about the premises or any pt 
thereof as fully & effectually to all intents & purposes as I 
might doe if I were psonally present. And I doe hereby 
give & grant unto my said Atturney my full power & law- 
full Authority touching the premises. & I doe & will at 
all times hereafter ratify allowe & confirme all & whatsoever 
my said Atturney shall doe or cause to be done in or about 
the premises or any part thereof by these presents. In 
witnes whereof hereunto I the s d Edmund White have sett 
my hand & scale, yeoven the thirtieth day of January Anno 
Dni 1639. & in the fifteenth yeare of the reigne of o r 
Soveraigne Lord King Charles of England &c: 
Sealed & Delivered Edmund White & a scale, 

in presence of us. 
James White, 
ffrancis Archer. 

15 (4) l-fi-ii Know all men whom it doth concerne that 
I John Treworgy beeing Agent for my Uncle Nicholas 



222 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Shapleigh did receive of Thomas Hell agent for M r Joseph 

Carter of London in the yeare 1646. the summe of fourty 

one pounds steii w ch I received of him in corne & beefe & 

porke pease & malt, & was converted to the use of my uncle 

Nicholas Shapley. witness my hand this 12 th of June -LSJ-9 

Teste W m Aspinwall p me John Treworgy 

Notarius publ : 

Know all men by these p r sents that I John Treworgy doe 
acknowledge to have received of Daniel Pearce of Newberry 
the summe of thirty pounds in Corne & malt in the yeare 
1646. & and the yeare 1647. for the use of my uncle 
Nicholas Shapleigh for whom I was Agent as it appeareth 
by his order. Witnes my hand this 12 th of June l4-.- 

Teste William Aspinwall p me John Treworgy. 

Notarius publ 

[Page 202.] 

I attested a Copie of a bill from M r Antipas Mavericke 
to Richard Straine or W m Davies of Boston for 7 U . 4 s to be 
p d to them or assignes in may next ensueing the date in 
merch tble fish in case m r Hill refuse to pay it in money or 
wheate. Dat 23 (10) 1648 subsc : Antipas 

witnes John Ridgway. Michael Endee 

24 (4) IAA* Nathaniel Patten executo r of the last will of 
W m Brinsmeade constituted John Richards of Boston in N. 
E: his true & law full Att r : granting him power to aske 

&c of all pson or psons in the Caribee Islands 
Also a copie all debt accounts bookes of Accounts goods 
of M r Brins- wares & merchandise belonging to W m Brins- 
meads will. mead & of the receipt to give acquittance also 

to sue &c: 



26 (4) l&AA. Bee it knowne &c: that I William Aspin- 
wall No* &c: at the request of M r Richard Clerke Atturney 
to M r Thomas Tucker (& company) of Lond. Merch*. 'did 
repaire unto the house of Major Robt Sedgwick & inquired 
for him. His sister M rs Norton answered that he was at the 
Eastward: & also I did repaire to the house of Val: Hill 
of Boston & inquired for him, whereunto M rs Hill answered 
that he was gone to the Eastward to pvide fish for M r Edw. 
Wetheridge & M r Tucker according to agreem* w th them, 
w ch answers being made, I did prot. & by these pnts do ptest 
as well against the s d Majo r Robt Sedgw: as against the s? 
Vail. Hill, for that theire quantity of fish in the s d bond ex- 
pressed, to wit 635 Kint of fish: & 1391 Kint. for forbear- 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 223 

ance, in all 7741 Kintalls was not pd according to bond, & 
for all Damages w ch the s d merch ts doe or shall suffer through 
theire Default, that they & either of them shalbe responsall, 
& lyable to make the s d merch ts due reparations in time & 
place convenient, Thus done and passed in the towne of 
Boston in N: England by mee the s d Notary. The bond 
above mentioned doth beare Date 6 th of July 14~-. 

4 (5) 1JL9 I attested a Certificate that Elizabeth the 
wife of John Blackliedge of Boston (the daughter of M r 
Robert Bacon mariner deceased, who sometime lived in Wap- 
ping & afterward near Cree Church in London) is now live- 
ing & in health. 

6 (5) UL4JL John Roberts did constitute M r John Mills 
of Boston merch* his true & lawfull Att r : granting him full 
power &c: for him & in his name to aske &c: of Cap*. Tho: 
Cromwell all his right & interest, to wit, six shares & halfe 
in the sugar prize taken by Cap*. 

[Page 203.] 

Tho: Cromwell. & foure shares & ^ of the shipp w ch putt in- 
to the Caribee Hands w th Trecle, greene hyds, raw fish, & 
salt & 10 peeces of ordinance, & of the receipt to give ac- 
quittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appears in any 
Court or Courts there to require law aide favo r &c: to doe 
say pursue implead &c: & generally to doe all things &c: w tb 
power to substitute one Atturney or more &c. ratifying &c. 



6 (5) 13^- I attested a bill of health for M r John Brookes 
m r of the Peter & John. 



16 (5) JJLii. Uppon the 16 th day of the 5 th mon: called 
July An D nl 1649 before mee W m . Aspinwall Not & Tabellion 
publ by Authoritie of the Gener 11 Court of the Massachusetts 
admitted & sworne, psonally appeared m r Rich: Clarke w th a 
Bill of Exchang in his hand the contents as followeth, 

Lond. this 16th of March stilo Angl l&&. At 16 dayes 
sight of th;s my onely bill Deliver to M r Benjamin Whet- 
comb of Lond. merch* or his Assignes two hundd Kint of 
good & merch^ble N: England fish I pray faile not to make 
full & punctual Delivery & put it to account as p advice 
from Yo r loveing brother Robt Houghton 

To his very loveing broth' Major Robt Sedgwick at Charls- 
towne in N: England. 

Indorsed, praye the contents of this Bill of Exchang to 
M r Rich. Clark or order Lond. this 17 th March 16f| 

Benjamin Whetcombe. 



224 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

This Bill was p r sented unto mee this 5th of June 1649. 
p me Robt Sedgwicke. Accordingly at the request of s d 
Rich: Clarke Assignee of M r Benjamin Whetcombe I the 
Not. afores d did repaire unto major Robt Sedgwick and in 
the name of the s d Rich: Clarke & Benjamin Whetcombe his 
principal!, did protest against the said Robt Sedgwick & 
Robt Houghton for non paym* & Delivery of the s d quantity 
of fish according to Bill, and for all Damages w ch the s d 
Rich: Clarke & Benjamin Whetcombe or either of them doe 
or shall suffer by reason thereof, for all w ch I the Not. 
afores d do by these p r sents ptest that the s d Robt Sedgwick 
& Robt Houghton or theire estates shalbe responsall, & 
lyable to make just & due reparations in time & place con- 
venient. Thus done & passed in the towne called Charles- 
towne in New Engl the day & yeare first above written. 
Quod virtute officij &c: 

Major Sedgwick's Answer. In answ r to a protest made 
by M r Clarke for non performance of a bill of Exchange w ch 
was for 200 Kint fish charged p M r Robt Houghton uppon 
mee, I answer thus. When I came to the He of Shoales 
about the 12 th of June 1649 I tould M r Clarke I would sat- 
isfy & pay the 200 Kint of fish according to the contents 
thereof. And also knowing that there was fish due to him 
from others that I was jointly ingaged for, I tould him, what 
ever came of it, the first fish I put on board should bee in 
consideration of this bill, w ch he praised to accept of in that 
consideration. Now I haveing laded fish uppon severall 
accounts uppon the shipp M r Clark was in, when I came to 
account, I first demanded up the s d bill of 200 Kint, w ch hee 
denyed, and would not let me have it, but forced me to dis- 
count the s d 200 Kintalls upon another Account volena 
nolens, at that place, there being no power to compell. 

I also attested a Copie of the protest. 

[Page 204.] 

17 (5) 1649 I attested a Copie of an Account & Dis- 
bursements uppon the Shipp Planter for a voyage to Bar- 
bados by major Gibons &c. 

20 (5) J- 6 -4A Samuel Howse of Scituat Shipwright did 
constitut &c: Tho: Tarte of the same Merch*. his true and 
lawfull Att r , granting him full power &c: to aske &c: of the 
Exec &c of the last will & test of Thomas House late of 
Lond: Watchmaker, all such legacies as due unto the childr 
of the said Appearr by vertue of the s d last will, & of the 
receipt to give acquittance, also to compound & agree, & to 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 225 

appeare before all Lords &c: in any Court &c: there to doe 
say sue &c: & generally to doe &c: w th power to substitute 
&c: ratifying irrevocably &c: 

21 (5) 1SA2. M r Adam Winthrop husband of Elizabeth 
late wife of Nathaniell Longe late of Bost. did constitute 
John Tuttle of Ipsw: his true and lawfull Att r . granting 
him full power &c to aske leavie recov r &c: all goodes wares 
Merchandise debts & Accounts of or belonging to the said 
Nathaniell long & of the receipt to give acquitt. &c. also to 
call to Account all psons whatsoever in Barbados by what 
names or titles distinguished whether Agents ffacto rs Admin- 
istrat 18 or Debitors in whose hands any the said goodes wares 
&c now bee remaineing. also to compound & agree & to 
appeare before all Governo rs Magistr. or other officers of 
Justice in any Court &c to sue implead &c: w th power 
to substitute &c: 

This was renewed 17 (8) a to the s d John Tuttle & 
Edw. Hutchinson jointly and severally 

Also I granted a certificate that M r Adam Winthrop & 
M rs Elisab. the late wife of Nath: Long were lawfully mar- 
ryed the 7 (3) USAS.. 

21 (5) && This writeing made the 7 th day of June 
in 49. Witnesseth an agreem 1 and Cov* betweene M r Ralph 
Woory of Charlstowne, & James Oliver of Boston on the 
other party, viz* M r Woory hath bought of James Oliver 
5 thousand of bread to be shipped aboard the Planter at the 
pper costs & charge of the s d Oliver w m Cask to put it in & 
uppon receept of Bills of ladeing for it from M r James Gar- 
rett or the purser of the Planter & tender of this bill to 
M r Woory at the Barbados or where ever then the s d Woory 
is bound to give bills of Exchang to London w th in thirty 
day after sight of bills of ladeing for the bread and this bill 
to be charged to be payable at London at M r W m Peakes in 
Canon Streete in london w th in thirty dayes after sight, & 
these bills so given are to be for fifty fyve pounds sterl. & 
for the true pforme of all above written I M r Raph Woory 
by my selfe my Executo rs Administr Assignes in the summe 

[Page 205.] 

of one hundred pounds sterl firmely by my hand this 7th 

June . 

Witnes to this is p me Ralph Woory. 

Thomas Dexter 

Henry Wyllys 



226 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

23 (5) 1649 Witnes these p r sents that I ffrancis Knight 
doe acknowledge my selfe to be indebted unto James Oliver 
of Boston the summe of six pounds one shilling & ten 
pence, to be paid upon the 25 th of July next ensueing. 
In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my firme 23th of 
June JL6JL9 

Witnes hereunto ffrancis Knight. 

Nathaniel Drap 
Matthew Aldworth. 

To Roger Spencer 1C of bread 24 8 . 01 : 04: 00. 

23 (5) 1649 To all Christian people to whom these 
p r sents shall come, knowe yee that wee viz* John Leaske of 
the Citty of Bristoll gent & John Wentworth of the Island 
of Bermoodas alijs Somer Islands mariner by these p r sents 
jointly & severally binde o r selves o r heires executo 1 " 8 & 
Assignes in a bond of twenty thousand pounds sterl of good 
& Currant moneys of England, unto Capt Thomas Crom- 
well of the Citty of London Mariner his heires executo & 
Assignes to Deliver or cause to be Delivered unto the above 
named Capt Thomas Cromwell or his assignes the good shipp 
called the Supply w th all her loading or Cargo at the Port of 
Boston in New Engl: or any other port, to w ch by instruc- 
tions given by the aforesaid Capt Thorn: Cromwell wee are 
bound. In witnes whereof we the parties above mentioned 
have hereunto interchangably sett o r hands & scales this 14 tu 
of October 1MJ. 

Signed sealed & Delivered John Leask & a scale 

in the presence of John Wentworth & a seale 

Bartholmew Preston 

Godf: Wigfall 

John Savage. 

24 (5) 1649 . I attested a Copie of a bill of Exchang 
drawne uppon Capt Cromwell by Daniell Pierce for 100 
peeces Eight payable at Barbados. & a tre of advice. 

Also a tre of Attfney from Capt Cromwell to Capt Greg- 
ory Butler to sue Leaske & Emanuel of Bar- 
bados mariner of 20 thousand pounds. & a Copie of that 
Bond under theire hands. 

[Page 206.] 

25 (5) 1649 . Gregory Butler of New castle uppon Tyne 
gent, did ordeine &c: m r w m Brenton of Boston in N. E: 
merch*. his true & lawfull Att r : granting his s d Att r : full 
power &c: for him & in his name &c: to aske &c: of all & 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 227 

singular pson or psons whatsoever residein in any the Coasts 
of America, all such summe or sums of money debts dues & 
demands whatsoever unto him due, & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c: to doe -say sue &c: & generally to doe all things. 
w th power to substitute &c: Ratifying irrevocably &c- 

25 (5) 16JL9-. M r W m Westerhouse did constitute John 
Richards his lawfull Att r : granting him full power &c. to 
aske leavy &c: of Daniel Peerse the summe of one hundred 
thirty eight pounds fyve shillings due by bill Dat. 30 th May 
l-S-4-9.. & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to com- 
pound &c: & to sue impead &c: & generally to doe all 
things &c: w th power to substitute &c: Ratifying all things 
whatsoever &c: 



26 (5) 1*. I attested a Copie of a bill of Daniell 
Peerse to M r W m Westerhouse of one hundd thirty eight 
pounds fyve shillings due to be pd at Barbados 1 (11) next 
Dat. 30 May. l&UL. 

26 (5) ifi-^2- I attested a certificate of Elisabeth Clements 
testifyedon oath the Edw: Bullock of Dorchester is the sonne 
of M r W m Bullock late of Barkham in Berkeshirre. where- 
unto shee made oth before M e Th: Dudley. Dep: Gov: 26 

JL&JL9. 



27 (5) l.SJ-2.. James Oliver Assigned unto Joshua Hues 
a Bill of M r Rich: Bennets of 6 thousand, 5 hund: 55 pound 
tobacco in the hands of Leo: Stronge to be p d to him the s d 
Joshua or Assignes w th power as Attorney. 

[Page 207.] 

27 (5j 1649 James Oliver constituted John Tuttle of 
Ipswitch his true & lawfull Att r : to aske &c: of Raph 
Woorey. all summe or summes of money &c: & of the re- 
ceipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to 
appeare in any Court &c: to doe pay sue &c: & generally to 
doe all things &c: w th power to substitute &c: Ratifying 
irrevocably &c: 

26 (5) 16*9 Before mee appeared Major Nehemiah 
Bourne Thomas Lake & Michael Powell, & the s d Major 
Bourne showed an agreeni* betwixt him selfe & Henry Sealy 
for shipping. 800. Kint of fish aboard the ship called the 
Malago merch*. And the s d Th. Lake & Mich. Powell con- 
fessed* they had order from M r Sealy to lade each foure 
hundd: Kint: But Mich. Powell confessed he had only laded 
abord, the summe of 150 Kint. & Tho: Lake confessed that 



228 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

he had laded never a fish. w ch acknowedgment being well 
heard & understood by mee the Not afores d , I doe by these 
p r sents certify to all such as are therein concerned 



*And they both confessed y* Majo r Ne Bourne had severall 
times w th in y r space of 24 dayes demanded of them the s d 
quantity of fish: &c 

28 (5) IfiAA A certificat or bill of health for Major 
Bourne bound for Malago: 

28 (5) ISJLt. A Bill of health for M r Gainer bound for 
Barbary & the Islands. 

Received by me Ensigne Roger Gryce upon adventure in 
the shipp John for the westindias from m rs Joane Swane 
these pticulers vizt 

11 88 d 

Imprimis three barrels of mackrell cost . 03 15 00 

It one hhd containing 400 11 waight or theire 

abouts in suger valeud . . . . 18 00 00 

It of maior Segwick in comodityes . . 09 00 00 

It two payer of shooes ..... 00 05 00 

It two payer of gloves ..... 00 04 0(> 
It two firkins of butter Containing 132 11 at 6d 

p 11 030600 

It twelve dofs of wooden dishes Cost . . 02 05 00 

It eight bushels of unions Cost 5 H p bushell . 020000 

It six kentells of fish at 10 s p kentell refust . 0300 00 



This pcell of goods above s d Totall is . 41 1 5 06 

I Roger Gryce doe ingage my selfe to give a just acco* of 
at the returne of the shipp John to Boston again unto 
m rs Joane Swane with an acct of the pduct theirof either in 
tobbacco suger or other commoditys according to the contents 
in weight as I thabovesd Roger Gryce shall receave the s d 
tobbaco suger or other comodityes in the westindias the 
s d Joane swane running the adventure of the danger of the 
seas and all other casualties that may happen as wittnes my 
hand November 12 th 1&4.& Roger Gryce. 

I attested a Copie 24 (10) 1649. another 12 (5) 1650. 

[Page 208.] 

Received by me Ensigne Roger Gryce upon adventure in the 
shipp John of Boston for the Westindias from M r Tho : 
Ruck these Pticulers of goods vizt 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 229 

11 88 d 

Imprimis five hhds of mackrill at 2 U 10 9 p hhd 1210 00 

It ffouer barrills of mackrill at 26" p barill 050400 
It two halfe barrills of mackrill at 14 s p barill 

is 010800 

It one hogshead of traine oyle Cost . . 03 05 00 

It six firkins of elles at 8 s p firkine is . . 02 08 00 

It two Kentills of refust fish at 10" p kentill . 01 0000 

It one hogshead of unions Cost . . . .01 16 00 

It eight barrells of unions at 18 s p barill . 070400 

It two bushells and halfe of nuts at 4 s p bush 00 10 00 



Totall is 350500 



This pcell of goods above s d I. Roger Gryce doe by these 
presence ingage my selfe to give ajust acc of at the returne 
of the s d shipp John to Boston unto M r Tho : Ruck or his 
assignes w th an acco* of the pduce thereof either in tobacco, 
sugar or other comodities according to the contents in weight 
as I the aboues d Roger Grice shall receive the s d tobacco, 
sugar or other comodities in the west Indies, the said Tho : 
Ruck running the adventure of the danger of the seas & all 
other casualties that may happen. Untill the returne of the 
s d Vessell as witness my hand. Nov : 1 2 th 1648 & also I do 
acknowledge my self indebted unto M r Tho: Ruck seven- 
teene pounds ten shillings to be p d to the s d Tho: Ruck upon 
the returne of the Shipp above s d to Boston as above s d in 
tobacco or other west Indie comodities at such prices as the 
s d Roger Grice shall sell to other men uppon comon trade As 
witness my hand the day & month & year above said. 

Roger Gryce. 

I attested a Copie 24 (10) 1649. also another 12 (4) 
1650. 

30 (5) 1649 Tho: Rucke constituted l\l r Seim ar of Mevis 
Mercht. his true & lawfull Atturney, granting his s d Att r 
full power &c: to aske &c: of M r Roger Grice rnerch* all 
sunime or summes of money bill bonds debts assignments or 
other accounts due to the s d Appearer, & of the receipt to 
give acquittance as in ffolloweth in other trs of Att r : w th 
power of substitution. 

[Page 209.] 

Bee it knowne &c: that on the 28 (5) 1649. called July, 
before me W m Asp: Not & Tabell: &c: psonally appeared 



230 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

M r Thomas Clarke of Boston in N: E: Merch* w ch appearer 
p r sented to niee a Bill of Exchang contents as followeth & 
required mee to Demand the Paym* thereof. 

Pemmaquid this 20 th of June 1&4-2. 

At sight hereof I pray yo u pay unto m r Charles Saunders 
resident in Boston the summe of nine pounds fyve shillings 
& is for so much received from Georg Newman Agent unto 
the s d Charles Saunders, I pray yo u make him good paym* in 
money sterl or good merchtable Cod fish at thirty Ryalls p 
Kintall & charge it to the Acc of yo r loving friend. 

Nathaniel Drap merch*. 

To M r W m ffoster at Boston uppon request as aforesaid I 
the Notary afores d did repaire to the s d W m ffoster & in the 
name of the s d Charls Saunders did require paym* according 
to the tenor of the s d bill, whereunto the s d W m ffoster did 
reply, that he did owe M r Drap nothing nor would he pay it. 
W ch answ r being made I the Notary afores d in the name of 
the s d Charls Saunders did ptest & by these p r sents do ptest 
as well against the s d W m ffoster for Nonacceptance of the 
s d Bill, as against the s d Nathaniel Drap that drew the Bill, 
for Exchange & Rechang & all damages w ch the s d Charls 
Saunders doth or shall suffer hereby. This done and passed 
in the towne of Boston by mee the Notary afore said. Quod &c: 

30 (5) 1649. Major Neh. Bourne of Lond. merch* doth 
constitute James Garret of Charls towne mariner & John 
Richards of Boston merch* his true &c Atturneys. granting 
his s d Att 18 full power &c: jointly & seveally, for him &c to 
aske leavie recover &c: of all and singular pson &c in Bar- 
bados, all manner goods wares merchandise bills bonds spe- 
cialties or other Accounts due to the s d App r , and of the 
receipt to give &c: as in other tre Att r but w th out power of 
substitution. 

30 (5) 1649. Richard Shatswell of Ipswitch constituted 
John Tuttle of Ipswitch his Atturney to sue &c: Thomas 
wandale for the value of a horse lent to him & deteined by 
him &c: w th power of substitution: &c as in other trs of Attr: 

[Page 210.] 

31 (5) is* 9. M r Gainer haveing rec d of M r James 
Oliver the value of therteene pounds thirteene shillings an 
Adventu r in the Indevo r of Boston doth bind himselfe in 
twenty seven pound to give him a true Account & appor- 
tionable pfitt as the rest have uppon there returne. 

Dat. 31 (5) 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 231 

3 (6) l&AS.. John Sawin constituted Thorn: Parish of 
Nailon in the Count of Suffolke Chirurgeon & John Bel- 
shaw of Ne there ton Cro while Clerk to Justice Brand, to ask 
&c: of the Administ. of the goods &c. or margaret Sawiu 
late of Boxford in the s d Count of SufT: mother of the s d 
Appe r : all such p* & share in the s d goods as doth of right 
to him appertaine ; also to demand &c: all such rent as is or 
shallbe due for his house in Boxford fro any pson: also to 
sett lett or hyre the s d house according to advise given, also 
to acquit compound sue arrest imprison & out of prison to 
deliver, to scale leases & generally to doe al things &c: rati- 
fying irrevocably &c: 

9 (3) ie_L9 This ind*entu r made the eighteenth day of 
Sept 1647 by & betweene Robert Saltonstall of Boston in 
the Massachusetts on the one p*, & Edw: Hopkins Esq r & 
mary Willis widow both of Hartford on Connecticot on the 
other part, witnesseth that the said Robt Saltonstall for & in 
consideration of an hundred and ten pounds acknowledged to 
be due unto the s d Edward & Mary to be p d fifty fiyve 
pounds in June next ensueing the date hereof, to be dd in 
merch tble Comodities pipe staves excepted at the comon land- 
ing place at Hartford on Connecticot at the Current prices 
in the Country, pvided also he is not to pay above one third 
of thes pticular paym' in any one kind of Comoditie. The 
other fifty fyve pounds to be paid in June in the yeare of o r 
lord 1649 to be dd in merch** 1 * 16 Comoditie as aforesaid at 
the place afores d , paying also unto the s d Edward & Mary 
for the forbearance of the last paym* of fifty fyve pounds 
after the rate of 8 U p Cent, for w ch said causes & considera- 
tions moveing, the s d Robt hath given granted bargained & 
sold & by these p r sents doth give & grant bargaine sell & 
confirme unto the s d Edward Hopkins Esq. & mary Willis 
theire heires & assignes for ever, the dwelling house, out- 
houses orchyard & other lands, viz* the thirteene Acres of 
upland adjoyneing to the house also the foure Acres of 
meadow adjoyneing, as also on the East side of the great 
River all the land from the.river back sixteenscore rodd pur- 
chased by the s d Robert, of ffrancis Styles in the plantation 
of Windsor, w th all theire appurtenances to the s d premisses 
hi any wise belonging or appertaining, To have & to hold 

[Page 211.] 

unto the s d Edward & Mary theire heires & assignes for 
ever, against all and every pson & psons will forever war- 
rant & defend by these presents. Provided alwayes that if 



2P>2 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

the s d Robert his heires or assignes shall pay or cause to be 
p d unto the s d Edward & Mary theire heires or Assignes the 
full summe of a hundred & ten pounds at the abovesaid 
times & termes in forme & manner as abovesaid that then 
this p r sent Indenture to be void & of none effect, otherwise 
to bee in full force & vertue. In witnes whereof I have 
hereunto sett my hand & seale this p r sent eighteenth day of 
Sept in the year of o r Lord -LS-ii. 

Signed sealed & dd Robert Saltonstall 

in p'sence & witnes of & a seale. 

william Phelps 
matthew Allyn. 

Indorsed. This was assigned over to M r Nich: Davison by 
Edw: Hopkins in behalfe of himself & m rs mary willis & to 
his (sic) his heires forever, they haveing received satisfaction 
of him for the w th in mentioned debt the 28 th of July m.2- 
witnes Richard Parker Edward Hopkins 

Robt Saltonstall. 

M r Hopkins above s d acknowledged to mee W m Asp: 
Not. publ that this assignment indorsed was his act and 
deed. 4 (6) l*fi- 

31 (6) l&4~ Bee it knowne unto all men that I Thomas 
ffoster of London mariner, have constituted ordeined & in 
my roome & steed sett & appointed George Harwood of Bos- 
ton in New England Carpenter my true & lawfull A ttr : for 
mee in my name & to my use to aske receive & take of M r 
Tho : Gainer & Robt Risby of the shipp Planter of London 
or either of them ten pound due uppon two bills, & nine & 
twenty shillings & nine pence uppon another bill, w ch bills 
are now in the hands of m r Aspinwall as appeares under his 
hand on the other side & moreover I give Authoritie unto 
this my Atturney to reseive the s d . bills fro M r Aspinwall, 
Also I give authority unto my s d Atturney to aske receive 
& take of the s d Gain 1 & Risby or either of them my wages 
due to me from the 29 th of January 46. untill the 11 th day of 
may. 48. w ch is 30 s p month giveing & granting unto my s d 
Atturney all my full & whole power interest & Authority 
right & title in the premisses both in p* & in whole, for n 
payment to use all such helps as the lawe in that case pvided 
requires to acquitt & discharge 

Page [212.] 

as fully as if I my selfe were psonally p r sent & what my s d 
Att r shall doe in this busines I promise to allow ratify 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 233 

pforme & establish witnes my hand this 11 th day of May 



Witnes Philemon Pennort Thomas ffoster 

Ed: Harison 
Jonathan Webb: 

When I entred this tre of Att r 29 (6) in the presence of 
Georg Harwood John Huntley & Job Hawkins I desired 
them to take notice that uppon the said originall tre of Att r 
there was no acknowlegm*. under the hands of the s d M r 
Aspinwall indorsed as hi the s d tre of Atturney is avouched. 

31 (6) 1&4-9 M r Mollings I shall desire yo u when the 
Cause betweene Thomas Savage & selfe shalbe called in 
Court to acknowledge a Judgm*. the debyt belonging to 
Richard Cutt I must recover it againe as occasion shall pferre, 
& in what yo u please Comand yo r loving friend 

Sampson Lane 

3 (7) J.6J.9. i testifyed the pceedings & Judgm* of Court 
w th affidavits wherein m r Lindsey was pit against Gabriel Pears 
& companie 27 [6] 1649. for a mutinie made in the shipp. 

7 (7) ISA*.. Bee it knowne &c: that on the 7 th day of 
Sep t : Ann D ni 1649. I W m Aspinwall Notary &c: at the 
request of John Tepot m r of the ship called the Virgin of 
Rochell, did repaire unto John Reatt mate or Boatswaine of 
the same, & by an Interpreter did declare unto him that I 
was sent unto him by John Tepott to protest against him for 
neglecting his dutie & absenting him self from the Shipp, 
whereunto the s d John Reatt replyed that the Master had 
done him wrong & he would not goe in the Ship w th him. 
W ch answ r being well understood, I the s d Notary did in the 
name of the s d John Tepot prot & by these pnts doe ptest 
against the s d John Reatt for damages w ch the s d John Tepot 
& his Companie, merch* 8 or owners of the s tl shipp shall or 
may susteine by his deserting the s d shipp & neglecting his 
duty & place, for all w ch the s d John Reatt shalbe responsall 
& accountable in time & place convenient, & lyable to make 
the master Company Merch t8 & owners due reparations ac- 
cording to Justice. This done & passed in the towne of 
Boston in New England by mee the s d Notary. 

[Page 213.] 

14 (7) i&4~2. Know all men whom these p r sents shall 
concerne that we Daniel Lincollne of Higham & Tho: 
Collier of Hull have covenanted bargained & sould & do by 
these p T sents coven*, bargaine & sell, the one halfe as also one 



234 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

eighth p 1 of the good barke called the Sea flowre together 
w th all the masts sailes yards rigging cables & Anchors 
together w th all her appurtenances to her belonging, as also 
one boate & oares, all w ch barke and appurtenances wee sell 
unto Capt Jeremiah Clarke of Road Hand, to enjoy the 
same to him & his heires forever, & her quietly & peaceably 
to enjoy w th out trouble or molestation from us or any other 
in o r names avouching & confirming this said bargaine of 
sale against any pson or psons that shall lay claime unto 
any of the s d p ts , all the w ch wee do for ffull value received 
of him in hand. In witnes here Wee have hereunto sett o r 
hands & scales this 27 th day of August 1^-4-2 it is to be 
understood that Daniel Lincolne hath sould one halfe & 
Thomas Collier one eighth. 

Signed sealed & dd The marke of Daniel Lincolne 

in presence of & a seale. 

Henry Walton Tho: Collier & a seale. 

John Thaxter 



14 (7) 1^-4-2. Know all men whom these pntes shall con- 
cerne that I Samuel Ward of Hull have bargained & sould 
unto Jeremiah Clark of Roade Hand one eighth p* of the 
barke called the sea flowre w th all the appurtenances thereto 
belonging for full in hand received witnes my hand & seale 
this 23 d day of August Anno Dni 1649 

Sealed & dd d in p r sence of Samuel Ward & 

Henry Walton a seale. 

Humphrey Damirell. 

15 (7) i^l I attested a bill of one hundd & ninety 
pounds to be p d by James Astwood to Tho: Kernble. viz* 
100 U . 1 (8) 1646 & ninety pounds 1 (3) 1652. in merch tble 
comodities. 

19 (7) 1649. Know all men whom these pntes shall con- 
cerne, that I Thomas Cromwell of Boston have granted & 
given & doe by these pnts give & grant unto Bartholmew 
Preston & John Howseing my shipp called the Anne w th all 
her appurtenances thereunto belonging, they being to enjoy 
the said Shipp to them & their heires forever witnes my- 
hand & seale this 27 th August 1649 
Sealed and signed in price of Thomas Cromwell & 

Henry Walton a seale. 

the mark of E S Elizabeth Sherman. 

[Page 214.] 

19 (7) 16JJL i attested a Copie of tre Att r Dat. 28 (12) 
47 from John ffish of Wroxall in the County of Warwicke 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 235 

unto Edmund Leach of London Merch*, to sue for such 
debts due to him for any psons in New England or els where 
in America. Also a Copie of a bond of eighty pounds from 
Tho: Dexter to John ffish. Dat. 7 Nov: 1640. Also a 
bond of Tho: Dexter to John ffish of sixty pounds. Dat. 
26 (10) 1640. 

22 (7) JA4JL. Know all men &c: that I Christoph 1 Law- 
son of Boston doe constitute &c: my loving frend Jos: 
Armitage my true & lawfull Att r : To answ r & defend 
according to lawe any action &c: w h may be brought &c: 
at the next Court at Boston by any pson &c: & in ptcllr to 
answ r a suite of W m ffrancklins & what soever rny s d Att r or 
one Att r more under him shall doe or cause to be done, or 
by the s d Court shalbe sentenced to do or suffer. I the s d 
Xper doe ratify & confirme. And further I the s d Xper doe 
by these pnts give full power to my s d Att r to compound 
arbitrate or agree any action that shallbe brought as aforesd. 
& whatsoev* agreement my s d Att r or his substitute shall 
make in my behalfe, I doe by these p r sents ratine &c: 

Witnes my hand this 21 th day of the 8 th mo. 1648. 
Witnes Tho: Lake. Christopher Lawson. 

John Legat. 

22 (7) JAiA. W m Hudson Sen r is Dr. unto Lewes 
Kidby. viz*. 

11 88 d 

ffor severall debts rec d amounting to . . . 18:02:06 

ffor his share of the boats work . . . 01:06:00 

for his p* of the Shallop w ch was sould for 20 11 . 06:13:04 

for his frame built by John Tucker of Hingham . 06:05:00 



32:06:10 
W m Hudson is Creditor for Chardges about the 

Shallop whereof he did owe ^ . . . . 04:07:11 

for money rec d of M r Beamon for my use . . 01:15:00 

p d to M r Joh: Oliver for surveying land . . 00:05:00 

for a debt of his Brother John .... 00:18:04 

for cost given by the Court against his uncle Edey 00:03:00 
pd to Nathaniel Bosworth for bringing his frame 

from Hingham to Boston .... 00:14:00 

pd for laying of it at high water mark . . 00:03:00 



32.06.10 08:06:03 

08.06.03 



24.00.07 bal: 



236 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Bee it knowne by these p r sents that I Lewis Kidby of 
London Mariner doe hereby release acquitt & discharge W m 
Hudson senior late of Boston in N: England, of & from all 
actions debts suits & demands whatsoever w ch I formerly 
have had or might have had for any cause or pretence what- 
soever from the beginning of the world unto the day of the 
date hereof Witnes my hand & scale this 23 th of November 
1647. 

Sealed & dd Lewis Kidbee 

in puce of & seale. 

William Asp hi wall 
Noty publ. 

[Page 215.] 

22 (7)1. Know all men by these pnts That I Michael 
Charleton of Lond. groc r doe by these pnts nominate make 
depute & designe & in my steed & place put my loving & 
trusty f rends Joshua Hues & Caleb foote both of Roxb: in 
N: Engl: Merch* 8 my lawfull Att rs- for mee & in my name & 
to my owne pp use and behoofe severally & Jointly to ask 
levy demand recov r & receive all such summe & summes of 
money debts dues claimes & demands Avhat soeve r in any wise 
due oweing & payable unto mee & the s d Michael Charleton 
at anie time before the Date hereof of & from Clement 
Campion late m r of the Constance & now liveing in Boston 
or els where in N: Engl. giveing & by these pnts granting 
unto my said Att rs my full power & lawful Authority as 
concerning the p r mises sev rly & joyntly to sue arrest attach 
implead imprison acquit release psecut follow execute & 
finish all & every lawfull act & acts thing & things what- 
soev r , wch in for or about the p r misses, my s d Att rs or either of 
them shall think needfull to bee done as fully & and effect- 
ually in all respects as I myselfe may might or could doe in 
the p r misses I were psonally p r sent & all & whatsoever my 
s d Att rs or either of them shall lawfully doe or pcure to bee 
done in or about the premisses, I allow ratife & confirme 
forever by these p r sents. In witnes my hand & seale this 
eight day of May 1648. 
Annoq Regn. Reg. Caroli Angl &c: xxiiij . 

Sealed & dd Michael Charleton 

in pnce of & a seale. 

Paul Bush 

the m rk of Steven Stagge 

And Edmund Stephenson Scr: 

liveing at the southend of London bridge. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 237 



22 f7) iSAS.. Tho: Jauncy Citizen & groc r of London 
aged about 30 yeares sworne this 6 th day of May 1648, before 
me Robt Aylet D r . of Law & one of the Masters of the 
Chauncery maketh oath & Deposeth as followeth, viz*, that 
the s d Tho: Jauncy being at the time specifyed in the two 
Schedules hereunto annexed, servant & apprentice unto 
Michael Charlton of Lond. grocer, did know one Clement 
Campion then m r of the good ship the Constance of London. 
bound for Virginia w ch s d Clement Campion did come to the 
shop & dwelling house of the s d Michael Charleton & did 
there at that time aforesd, buy bargaine and agree of & 
w th the s d Charleton the severall & respective pcells of wares 
& goods nominated & specifyed in the first annexed Schedule 
marked w th the tre A w ch s d goods & wares hee this Depo- 
nent by the order and comand of his then Master did De- 
liv r into the hands custodie and possession of the s d Clement 
Campion, who upon the receipt of the s d wares did then give 
a note under his hand to this Deponent for the use of the 
s d Charleton, testifying & acknoledging the receipt of the 
s d goods & wares as aforesaid, & pmiseing in the s d note to pay 
and be accountable unto the s d Charleton for the same, the w ch 
note is now remaineing in the handes of the s d Michael Charl- 
ton; all w ch wares & Goods he this Depont. entred pticularly & 
severally in his then Masters Debt booke, & did also give a bill 
of pcells of the same unto the s d Campion w ch wares & goods 
amounted in all unto the sume of fourty & two pounds fyve 

[Page 216.] 

shillings & foure pence sterling w ch the s d Campion pmised 
to pay & to Account for as aforesaid. 

And ffurthe the s d Thomas Jauncy maketh oath that the 
afores d Clem* Campion did at the same time receive from 
the s d Mich: Charlton severall other pcells of wares & goods 
consigned by him the s d Charleton unto Thomas Wilkenson 
then liveing in Virginia, w ch he the s d Clement Campion 
(being master of the ship aforesaid) undertooke & promised 
either to Deliv r unto the s d M r Tho: Wilkinson, or to pay 
and make returne of the same unto the s d Micha: Charleton 
(the danger of the seas excepted) w ch s d last severall pcells 
of wares (specifyed pticularly) in the second annexed Sched- 
ule (marked w th the tre B) amount unto the summe of three 
& twenty pounds seventeene shillins eight pence w ch he the 
s d Campion pmised to pay or make returne thereof as afore- 
said. Tho: Jauncy. 

Jurat sexto May 1648. coram me lepis Doctore Magistre 
in Cancellenia Anglie. Robt Aylett. 



238 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Wee here underwritten do testify that the Worpf 1 Robt 
Aylett who hath subscribed the affidavit written on the other 
side hereof is one of the Masters of the high Court of Chancery 
of England dwelling in London, & that unto the Affidavits 
in writeings so by him subscribed hath beene & is given 
full faith & credit in Judm* Court & w th out, & to the 
end the same may appeare we do give these presents in Lon- 
don the 6 th day of May. Ann . J-fiLA 

Jossarius Npty publ 

Abraham Dew Knider Noty publ 

Johannes Aurelius Noty publ. 

A pctre note of the severall goods & wares dd to Clem* Cam- 
pion Master of the good ship the Constance bound for Vir- 
ginia, and by him to be dd to Tho: Wilkinson in Virginia. 

1 m 27. October. Imprimis 6 Runlets q* 33 u S8 d 

gallons & one pint of Aquavite at 4 s p gall . 06:13:00 

It for the Runletts . . . . . . 00:06:06 

It 4 doz. Stockings at xx 8 p doz . . . . 04:00:00 

It one piece of broad branched hollands cloth . 01:17:00 

It one piece of birdsey fustian cont. 20 yds . . 01:06:00 

It 4 yds i of bag Holland at 4 s p yard . . 00:18:00 
It 2 piece of narrow holland cont 24 yards % at 

25 s p piece 02:12:00 

It 23 yds f of holland at 2 s 4 d p y d . . . 02:14:09 

It 32 yds of norther canvas at 16 d 02:02:08 

It 3 ells of canvas 00:03:09 

It 6 pounds sealing wax at 4 s p pound . . 01:04:00 



6 May l&4-i (B) sum total .... 23:17:08 
Robt Ayelett 

Tho: Jauncie 
[Page 217.] 

27 October 1.S-SA A pticular note of the severall goods & 
wares sould & dd unto Clement Campion M r of the good ship 
the Constance of London bound for Virginia 
Imprimis one butt of sack in xv Rundlets cont ) u * 8 d 

in all 114 gallons and a pint at 3" 6 d p gallon ) 

It for the runletts 01:02:00 

It 1 Hamp q*. 4 Doz n Hatts and hat bands at 5 s p 

hatt 12:00:00 

It 1 barrell q* severall sorts of Iron wares, viz* 

2000 of x d nailes 00:17:00 

It 1 thousand of viijd nailes .... 00:06:10 
It one thousand of xx d nailes . . . 00:16:06 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 239 

It 2 p r of crosse yar netts 00:02:04 

It 2 p r of crosse yar netts 00:01:10 

It 4 stock locks 00:06:06 

It 4 ordinary axes 00:07:00 

It 8 hatchetts 00:10:00 

It 12 best axes 01:02:00 

It 10 thousand of best vi d nailes .... 02:16:06 

It 3 broad howe 00:06:06 

It 3 narrow howes 04:04:06 

It 3 doz of tufted hinges 00:05:06 

It 6 staples for stocklocks 00:01:00 

It 4 doz of steele peers 00:08:00 

It 1 doz hasps and 2 doz staples .... 00:03:00 

It 4 thousand of iiij d nayles .... 00:10:10 

It for the barrell 00:01:04 



6 May 1AA1 (A:) Sume total . . 42:05:04 

Robt Aylet Tho: Jauncie 

28. (7) 1A I doe by these acknowledg to have 
rec d of Edmund Leach of Newhaven in Waompam and 
tradeing cloth to the value of one hundd & eighty pounds 
sterl to be paid in Boston in New Engl. in Merchantable 
bever at, price current, at or before the first day of June 
next, unto the s d Edmund Leach or his Assignes, & in case 
I put of any of the goods to the value of the one halfe of 
s d sum I doe pmise to pay the one halfe at my next coming 
to Boston, for pformance of w ch I bind mee my heires Exec- 
ut rs administrat rs or assignes. Witnes my hand this 23 th of 
August 1 

Witnes hereunto. Isaac Allerton. 

Thorn: Willett 
Nich. Hart. 

28. (7) 1*S-. This bill bindeth mee Adam Mott of 
Manhatoes to pay or cause to be p d unto Edm. Leach or his 
assignes the sum of fyve hundd thirty & fyve guilders at or 
before the first day of July next in good merchantable bever 
in skin at foure guilders the pound, or coate at six guilders 
ten stivers the pound, for pformance of w ch I bind me my 
heires Execut andministrat" or assignes to the s d Edmund 
Leach his heires executo rs administrat or assignes : in witnes 
whereof I have here unto set my hand this 15 th day of Sep- 
tember IS-i^.. 

Witnes hereunto Adam Mott. 

Edward Preston 

John Duncan. [Page 218.] 



240 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



28 (7) i- 6 -^ This bill bindeth me Jacob Haey now of 
Monhatoes in the new Netherlands to pay or cause to be p d 
unto Edmund Leach Now of new haven in New-England 
the sum me of foure hundd & fourty guilders in good mer- 
chantable bever in coate at six guilders the. pound, or skin 
at four guilders the pound, at or before the sixth of June 
next, for pformance of w ch I bind rnee my heires execute 18 
administr or assignes to the s d Edm Leach his Executo rs 
Administr or assignes. Witness my hand this 19th day of 
August -l*a 

witness hereunto Jacob Haey. 

Adam Mott 
Georg. Baxter. 

28 (7) -LS-4.-2. I Peter Anderson alias Scoftepheger doe 
acknowledge my selfe to be indebted unto Edmund Leach of 
Newhaven for two pipes of wine the summe of fyve hundd 
& fifty guilders to be p d in good merchantable Bevers at eight 
guilders the skin at or before the 15 th day of May next T or 
also fyve hundd guilders for the said wine in pound bever, 
in skin bever at foure guilders the pound, or els in Coate 
bever at six guilders the pound by the afores' 1 time, all to be 
p d at the Manhatas. in witnes whereof I bind my heirs 
execute administr or assignes to the s d Edm. Leach. Wit- 
nes my hand this 24 th of July 1&&. 

Witnes hereunto the mark of 

Joseph Alsop Peter Anderson 

John Duncan. alias Scoftepheger 

28 (7)i*! Thia biU bindeth mee Ephraim Wheeler of 
ffairefield to pay or cause to be p d unto Edm. Leach late of 
Newhaven the summe of foure score pounds in manner & 
forme as folio we th, that is to say forty pounds sterl in beefe 
or pork good & merchantable & at current price at or 
before the last day of Sept next, & the other forty pounds 
sterl to be p d in wheat & pease (halfe of it at least to be 
wheate) at or before the first day of March next after the 
beefe and porke is to be p d . w ch wilbe in the yeare, l-Q-. 
the s d pease & wheate to be dd also at price current at 
ffairefield above s d for pformance of w ch I bind mee my 
heires execute Administrat or assignes, unto the s d Edmund 
Leach his heires Execut r8 administrate 18 or Assignes. In 
witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 17 th day 
of Septemb r l- 6 -^ 

Witness hereunto Ephraim Wheeler 

Tho: Wheler 

Edw: Preston. 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 241 

28. (7) 1649 This bill bindeth mee Jonathan Brewster 
of Plymouth in New England to pay or cause to be p d unto 
Edm. Leach of Newhaven in New England his Executo rs 
administrat or assignes the summe of threescore pounds sterl. 
in bever at eight shillings the pound good & merchantable 
at or before the 20 th day of Aprill next at Boston in New 
England, for the performance of w cU I bind mee my heires 
Execute" Administrat or assigns 

witnes my hand & scale this sixth day of Sept 164S 

witnes hereunto 

Thomas Pell Jonathan Brewster 

John Duncan 

[Page 219.] 

27 (7) i^^ Rec d of Edm. Leach the summe "I 

of twenty shillings in full satisfaction of all actions ! ^ 
debts bills or bonds until this 22 th day of August f 
1649 

p me Alex Bryan 

28. (7) 1S-4JL I doe by these wholely release & acquitt 
Edmn d Leach from all bonds bills debts & dues whatsoever 
from the beginning of the world unto this day of the date 
hereof. In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand. 
Dat. this 25 th day of August. 164i) . 

Witnes hereunto Thomas Pell 

Joshua Attwaters 
Samuel Eaton. 

28 (7) 1SJL9 This is to testify that I Adam Mott do 
acknowledg to have made even w th Edmund Leach con- 
cerning all bills bonds depts reckonings accounts or dues 
whatsoever from the begining of the world until this day. 
Witnes my hand this first of Sept. 16.19. 

Adam Mott. 

Also I attested a Copie of these 3 acquittances & the six 
bills aforegoing. 28(7)1649. 

1 (8) l^-l 9 - Thirty dayes after sight of this my onely 
bill of exchang pay unto M r firancis Brewster or assignees 
nineteene pounds ten shillings sterl. value here rend, make 
him good paym* & put it to Acc- as by advise Vale. 
Kiquotan 20 th march 1643. Yo r loving friend 

Tho: Bushrode. 
Rec d on the other side 

p me ffrancis Brewster. 
Indorsed. 



242 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Accepted to pay in any Country pay I can procure uppon 
my owne or M r Mannings acc. p Tho. Lake 16. 4 d , 161 
Also indorsed 

To my loving friend m r John manning dd. Nodles Hand 

Rec d in full of this Bill as followeth 

in money . . . 08 : : 00 : 

By M r Rusell . . 09 : : 00 I say Rec 1 

By M r Norton . .., 02 : 10 : 00 



19. 10. 00 . 

1. (8) 1^.4.1. John Manning of Boston in N. E: mer- 
chant did constitute m r James Neale of ffayal merch* his 
true and lawfull Att r : to aske leavie recov r &c of Tho: 
Bushrode all and singular bills bonds specialties debts & 
accounts due unto the s cl Appearer & of the receipt to give 
acquitt. also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Co r t &c 
to sue impleade & prsecute &c: & generally to doe all 
things, w th power to substitute one Att r or more under him 
&c. ratifying irrevocably &c: 

1. ^8) m. This bill bindeth mee Georg Ludlow of 
Yorke County in Virginia Esqr: my heires Execute 18 Ad- 
ministrat or Assignes to pay or cause to be p d to M r Nicholas 
Davison Att r Gener 1 for M rs Rebecca Glover late wife of 
M r Matthew Cradock deceased the full and just summe of 
thirteene thousand foure hundd twenty one pounds of good 
& m r chan table sweete sented Tobacco in sufficient Caske to 
containe the same (& is for the full ball of an Accountt de- 
pending betweene the s d Matthew Craddock & my selfe 
(erro rs being excepted) to be paid the one halfe at or before 
the 20 th day of November next en 

[Page 220.] 

sueing the date hereof, and the other halfe upon the 20 th of 
Novemb r following, to say, in the yeare of o r Lord one thou- 
sand six hundd forty & seven. 

Memorand that the s d Tobacco is to be dd to the s d 
Davison or his Assignes, as above in the River of Yorke in 
Virginia. Signed in presence of George Ludlowe 

Isaac Allerton 
Tho: Bushrode. 

Also I attested a Copie. 1 (8) 1^9-. 

2 (8) ISA! Robt Wellington did constitute James 
Mattock of Boston Coop his true & lawfull Att r . to take & 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 243 

receive all share or shares due to him or that may hereafter 
grow due out of the Sugar priz or any other & to receive all 
debts dues & accounts from any pson or psons what soev r 
w th power to compound sue implead arrest acquitt, & power 
to substitute one Att r or more. 

4 (8) 16.A.9. I attested a Copie of a tre of Att r from 
W m Reade to M r James Neale Merch* being 27 ffeb: l&AA. 

5 (8) 1&4-9. I Christopher Johnson Master of the good 
shipp called the Orangetree of Amsterdam doe hereby dis- 
ingage all the parties mentioned & obliged in this Charter 
parte from the pfenning of my freight w ch shalbe dew for the 
hyre of my shipp Orangtree except James Neale Merchant 
who hath undertaken the whole & given mee security for 
pformance as by a new Charter parte may appeare, I being to 
goe w th the said Neale or by his order to Virginia & there to 
lade in regard here was not to be had in N: England any 
goods to freight my said shipp. for to returne to Lisbone ac- 
cording to this Charter parte. in Witnes whereof I have here- 
unto putt my hand this 6 th day of Octob. 1649. 

Christopher Johnson. 

This was indorsed on the back of a Copie of Charter parte 
written in portiugall & Dated 12 th of June l-i. being be- 
twixt the s d Christopher Johnson M r . & M r Robert Cock & 
M r John Bushell of Lisbone Merch ts & M r James Neale of 
the Island of ffayall merch* & Alexander Clemens of London 
Mercht. & this writeing the s* 1 Christopher Johnson did ac- 
knowledge to be his act & deed before me W m Aspinwall 
Notary publ. 

[Page 221.] 

3 (8) 1649 Nicholas Davison of Charlstowne in N: E: 
merch* Att r . generall to M rs Rebbecca Glover late wife of 
M r Matthew Craddock deceased, granted unto Dav: Selleck 
of Boston in New England merch* a tre of Att r : granting his 
s d Att r full power &c for him & in his name as Att r generall 
to the s d Rebecca & for her use to aske &c: of George Lud- 
low of Virginia Esqr. all such surnme or summes of 
money debts bill bonds & accounts whatsoever as are due & 
oweing or belonging to the s d Rebecca Glover late wife of 
Matt: Craddock aforesaid, & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c: also to compound &c: & to appear in any Court 
&c there to require lawe &c. to doe say sue &c: & generally 
to doe all things &c: w th power to substitute &c: ratifying 
&c: 



244 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

ffunchall 10 th March a 1& 
M r John Birke. 

My loveing friend I trust that this may meete w th you in 
N: Engl: I have requested my worthy friend majo r Gibons 
to assist you in what needfull & to further yo r dispath w th 
what speed possible & that he bee a meanes unto M r Thomas 
Mayhew who is my Debt r . of the twenty thousand of pipe 
staves that they bee in readines against yo r arrivall wch I 
hope wilbe accordingly effected, & I shall pray yo u to stirr 
in the busines that if possible I may recover that debt. I 
have written said Major Gibons that in case said M r Mayhew 
be not furnished wherew th for the p'sent to give satisfaction 
& pfornmnce of the s d twenty thousand pipestaves that hee 
would be pleased to accept of that debt to his owne account 
as being there resident, & as himselfe shall value the debt 
to lade staves in discount thereof, & further I thought good 
to write yo u that in case the former effects faile my expec- 
tation, that then yo u be pleased to doe mee the favo r to 
apply yo r diligence to put of the debt in Truck of pipestaves 
for the most you can, be it for more or lesse, as you shall in- 
forme yo r selfe of the state thereof, w ch I wholely leave unto 
yo r discretion, said Majo r Gibons & other friends will ac- 
quaint yo u what prformance may be hi the man. & accord- 
ingly yo u may pceed as you r discretion shall direct yo u , & 
when said M r Mayhew shall not comply, neither that yo u 
can put of the debt, nor paym* immediately from s d M r May- 
hew, then if the s d major Gibons will supply yo u or M r Nich: 
Davison or M r Stuard w th the twenty thousand or w th what 
quantity more then what yo u may have effects of mine to 
make up the s d twenty thousand of staves if yo u please to 
receive of them in any kind w ch yo u shall think best of then 
to accomodate my full Complement of twenty thousand, to 
each of them I have written to the same effect but reserving 
the power & managing of all to yo r selfe for the ladeing of 
my s d Copplem*. of staves as you shall find most comodious 
& for my best advantage, & for that purpose I have 
here inclosed remitted to yo r hands what I have written 
s d M r Davison & M r Stuard w ch trs yo u may Deliver 
if yo tt see occasion or if yo u like the pposition that 
I have made unto them & will lade the staves yo r selfe on 
the same termes then yo u may excuse to deliver them theire 
tres & not likeing the conditions then pray seale the trs & 
Deliver them. I have beene the longer in writeing because 
I know not how things may happen desireing to p r vent in- 
conveniences hopeing that all things will answ r expectation, 
desireing the Lord to give us a good meeting I leave yo u to 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 245 

his ptection & w th my Kindest respect crave leave, & [love- 
ing frend the former is a Coppie w ch went by a form r occa- 
sion inclosed unto majo r Gibons & for the more securitie I 

[Page 222.] 

thought good to send this being a second Via, adjureing yo u 
w th all of the ppositions that I have made unto Major Gibons 
& M r Nicholas Davison vizt. that in case M r Mayhew doe 
not comply w tb the staves nor that they will accept of the 
debt that then they pleasing to lade such staves as shall want 
for my Complem*. I have undertaken to give them eighteene 
pounds p thousand Delivered here Cleane ashoare in good 
wines at the price Current. w ch pposition if yo u like of yo u 
may pforme yo r selfe] unto yo u I shalbe God willing account- 
able & thus w th my Kindest respects unto yo r selfe & mate 
I crave leave & rest Yo" at Comand 

M: Bruen. 

md. that all thatt is inclosed [ ] was written in the margent 
of the tre. 

6 (8) l^A! Joshua Hues granted a tre Att r generall for 
all debts from all psons in Virginia unto David Selleck w th 
power of substitution. 

6 (8) 1&4-2. John Manning of Bost. inerch* constituted 
James Neale of ffayall merch* his true & lawfull Att r : grant- 
ing him full power &c: to ask &c: all & singular debts bills 
bonds & Accounts due unto him from any pson or psons 
whatsoever in Virginia. & in speciall of Tho: Bushrode 
Merch*. & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to 
compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c: to doe say 
sue &c: & generally to doe all things &c: with power to 
substitute one Att r &c: ratifying &c: 

6 (8) JJLLa I attested a bond of M r Selleck of 500 11 to 
Edmund Leach & Thomas Pell. 



11 (8) 1&4-8. Noverint universi p presentes me Johanne 
Cadle de Civitate Bristoll Pewterer teneri et firmiter obli- 
gari Ambrose Adlam dcte Civitatis Bristoll pewterer in cent 
vigint & octo libr bene et legalis monet Angl Solvend Am- 
brose Adlam aut suo certo Att r exec sine Administr suit Ad 
qua quidem solucone bene et fideliter faciend oblige me 
heredes execut et administrat meos firmiter p p'sentes Sigillo: 
meo sigillat Dat tertio die Octobris Anno Regni dni nri 
Caroli dei grat Angl. Scot ffranc et Hibernie Regis fidei 
defensor &c: decimo quinto. lAll. 

The Condicone of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden John Cadle his exor Administr or Assignes doe & 



246 ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

shall well & truly pay or cause to be p d unto the above 
named Ambrose Adlarn his ex- 

[Page 223.] 

ecuto" Administr or Assignes the full sums of three-score 

and foure pounds of lawfull money of England on the first 

day of Octob. w ch shalbe in the yeare of o r Lord God one 

thousand six hundd & forty w th out Covine or fraud that 

then this obligacon to be void or els to stand in full force & 

vertue. 

Sigillat et deliberat in pntia John Cadell. & a scale 

Thomas Shewell. 

Abel Keli 

& Robt Deane Juin r 

To all Xian people to whom this pnte writeing shall come 
I Ambrose AoUam of the City of Bristoll pewterer send 
greeting in o' Lord God everlasting. 

Know yee now that I the s d Ambrose Adlam have consti- 
tuted ordeined & appointed & by these pnts do hereby con- 
stitute ordeine and appoint & in my place and steed put my 
assured loveing and trustie frend Thomas Shewell of the 
Citty of Bristoll Woollen Drap my true & lawfull Att r 
(irrevocable) to aske levy reccon recov 1 & receive in name 
but to the only pp use & behoofe of one ffrancis Brewster 
of Newhaven in the New Engl. Chirurgeon his Exec & 
Administ for ever of John Cadle of the Citty of Bristoll 
pewterer the full summe of one hundred twenty & eight 
pounds of good & lawfull money of Engl w ch he the s d John 
Cadle doth now owe unto mee by reason of the breach of 
Oblicacon under his hand & scale by him to mee made 
bearing Date the third day of Octob r in the fifteenth yeare 
of the reigne of o r sovaigne Lord the Kings ma* 6 that now is 
as may appeare &c: Giveing and hereby granting unto my 
s d Att r full power & Authority in the p r misses the s d John 
Cadle his heires Exec & Administr goods & chatties & every 
or any of them to plaint sue arrest attach declare implead 
imprison, cause to be condemned and out of prison to De- 
liver And trs of acquittance & other good & lawfull dis- 
charge for mee & in my name to make scale & Deliver & to 
putt Attu rs one or more under him & them to revoke at his 
will & pleasure & further to doe pforme & execute for mee 
& in my name all & every other thing & things w ch shalbe 
expedient & necessary to be done in or about the' s d premises 
by these pntes as effectually as I myselfe might or could 
doe the same if I were psonally p r sent, ratifying confirming 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 247 

& allowing all & whatsoever my s d Att r irrevocable shall doe 
or cause to be done in or about the s d p r misses by these pnts. 
And I the s d Ambrose Adlam for my selfe mine heires 
Exer & Administr & for every of them doe hereby covent 
pmise grant to & w th the s d Tho: Shewell his Exec 
Administ & Assignes & to & w th every of them by these 
pnte, that I the s d Ambrose Adlam have not at any time 
heretofore released or discharged the s d recyted obligacon, 
& also that neither I the s d Ambrose Adlam mine Exec 
Adminst or any of them nor any other pson or psons to be 
thereunto Authorized by mee us or any of us shall not 
any tune hereafter w th out the consent or agreem* of the s d 
Tho: Shewel his Execut or Adminstr in writeing under his 
or their hand & seale or hands & scales in that behalfe first 
had or obtained release or discharge the s d recyted obligacon 
or any penalty or sume of money in the same or the Condi- 
tion thereof contained, nor receive the same or any p l 
thereof nor revoke this pnte tre of Att r . irrevocable or any 
power or Authoritie hereby 

[Page 224.] 

granted but shall w th effect justify maintaine confirme & 
allowe (at the prop costs & charges in the law of the s d 
Thomas Shewel his Exec Administr or Assignes) all such 
lawful accons suits or plaints w ch he the s d Tho. Shewel his 
Exec Administer or Assignes shall att any time hereafter 
comence psecute or followe in the name or names of me us or 
any of us against the s d John Cadle his heires Execut or 
Administr or any of them for or concerning this s d recited 
obligacon or any penalty or summe of money in the same or 
the condicon thereof contained, And lastly that it shall & 
may be lawful to & for the s d Tho: Shewell his Execut 
Administr or Assignes to recover receive & take to the use of 
the s d ffrancis Brewster his Execut or Administ as well the 
benefit & pfitt of the s d recyted obligacon & of every 
Agreem* & composition thereuppon to be had gotten or ob- 
tained w th out yielding any account to mee mine execut or 
Administrat therefore, In witnes whereof I the s d Ambrose 
Adlam have hereunto put my hand & seale Dated the 
third day of March in the sixteenth yeare of the reigne of 
o r sover Lor: K: Charles of England &c. 
Annq Dni 1640 

Sealed & dd in the pnce of us Ambrose Adlam & 

Tobye Goody eare a seale 

Peter Web 
et mei Wilhelmi Combi 



248 ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

12 (8) 1649 Jon Cagan of Boston N: E. mercht granted 
unto Humfrey Cogan of Exet r in the Countie of Devon 
merch* tre of Att r to aske levie recover & receive for him & 
in his name & to his use the possession of certain house & 
lands scituat lying & being in Hhuington in the County of 
Devon (the Appearer being the last life in the lease now 
liveing) & the same to sett lett & dispose of dureing the 
terme in the s d lease expressed & in general to doe all things 
&c: ratifying irrevocably &c: 

6 (8) 1649. Tho Pell of Newhave Chirurg: who married 
Lucie late wife of ffrancis Brewster of Newhaven did con- 
stitute Nathaniel Brewster of Walderswick in the Count of 
Suffolke in the Domin. of Eng. his true & lawful Att r grant- 
ing him power to aske &c: of John Cadle of the City of 
Bristoll pewterer his Exer or Administ a certaine bond of 
128 U dat. 3 (8) 1639. due to Ambrose Adlam & by him 
assigned to the s d ffrancis Brewster (this Appearers p r de- 
cessor) as by a pcuration under the hand of the s d Ambrose 
Adlam dat: 3 Mar. 1640. may appeare & of the receipt to 
give acquittance also to compound &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c: to doe say &c: w th power to substitute &c. 

[Page 225.] 

19 (8) -LS-4-2-. I attested a Copie of a Charter partie be- / 
twixt M r W ra Brenton & David Selleck on the one pt & 
James Neale on the other p*. 

Also of another Charter ptie betwixt Christopher Johnson 
& James Neale. 

Also an Invoyce of goods shipped by James Neale aboard 
the shipp Orangetree w th the Masters receipt for the said 
goods being to the val of 702 11 03 s 00 d . 

Also an account between Christopher Johnson & James 
Neale w th Christopher Johnsons hand to it wherein the s d 
Johnson stands indebted unto the s d James Neale fourty 
fyve pounds foureteene shillings. 

Also a Condition betwixt James Neals & Alexand r Cle- 
ments wherein the s d Clements stands obliged for pformance 
of all such Covenants as are made betwixt Ja: Neale on the 
one ptie & M r W m Brenton, David Selleck, & Christopher 
Johnson of the other pties concerning the freightment of the 
shipp Orange tree 

16 (8) l* Edward Bendall of Boston granted unto 
M r W m Bruen of Maderas mercht his Att r : full power &c: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 249 

to aske &c: all & singular summe or summes &c: bills bonds 
or other Acc due to him from all & singular pson or psons 
in Maderas, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to 
compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c: to sue &c: & 
generally to doe all things &c. w th power to substitute &c:, 
ratifyinge &c: 

Also I attested a Copie of a bond of twenty pounds 
wherein Christopher Warren binds himself to Edw: Bendall 
to pay ten pounds to ffree Grace Bendall by Bills of 
Exchange. 

19 (8) ifi-i-i. Received of John Woodmansey of Boston 
in N: England two firkins of soape & foureteene pounds of 
sugar to the value of fifty shillings sterl to be improved for 
his use and payable to the s d John Woodmansey or his 
Assignes at all demands. I say received this 16 th of T 1 * 1 . 
1648 

Samuel B enem 

23 (8) 1649 John Sawin of Watertowne in N: E: shoe- 
maker constituted M r Thomas Parish of Nailon in Suffolke 
& John Belshar Clarke to M r Joseph Brand of Etherston in 
Suffolk his true & lawfull Att re : granting them power jointly 
& severally for him & in his name & to his use to aske levie 
recover & receive the possession of a certaine house in Box- 
ford in Suffolke, the possession & inheritance of Robert 
Sawin his father deceased, & by right descending to him the 
eldest sonne liveing as also all such pt & portion of goods & 
chatties of his s d ffather as by law doth to him apptaine 
& belong, w th power to acquitt compound sue implead pros- 
ecute arrest &c: and generally to doe all things &c: further 
granting them power jointly & severally to lease lett or sell 
all his right title & interest in the same & deed or deeds of 
sale to make seale & Deliver ratifying irrevocably &c: 

[Page 226.] 

26 (8) JL& Matthew Keene Josias Keene, John Shaw 
husband of Martha the daught r of Matthew Keene, & 
Nathaniel Hunne husband of Sarah the daughter of Matt 
Keene afores d did constitute Capt Robert Harding of Boston 
in N. E: merch* theire true & lawful Att r . granting him full 
power &c: for them & each of them & in theire & each of 
theire names & to their uses severally & distinctly, to aske 
levie recover &c: of & from the Execut of the last Will &c: 
of Walter Keene late of Checkenden Parish in the Count of 
Oxford certaine Legacies given to the said Appearers to wit 



250 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

fourty pounds to the s d Matt: Keene, & ten pounds to 
the s d Josias Keene, & ten pounds to Martha the wife of the 
s d John Shaw, & ten pounds to Sarah the wife of the s d 
Nath. Hunne, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also 
to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c: to doe say 
sue &c: each of themselves and theire several Legacies 
respectively ratifying irrevocably whatsoe r their s d Att r or 
his Substitutes shall doe in the premisses. Signed in pres- 
ence of 

27 (8) iSA3. Rec d the 14 th day of Sept. 1649 of 
M r Henry Shrimpton p the appointm* of M r Tho: 
Bell of London the summe of eighteen pounds being 
for the acc & use of M r Rich: B roomer of London 
I say rec d p me 

W m Bartholmew- 



29 (8) 1AAA- Edw. fforrest sonne of W m fforrest late of 
london grocer constituted his mother Judith fforest & Tho: 
L (?) his true & lawfull Att r . s jointly & severally grant- 
ing them power to aske levie recover & receive of the Exe- 
cut rs of M r Jesson of late London Grocer deceased a certaine 
Legacie of twenty fyve pounds given him by the last will & 
Testa mt of the s d Jesson deceased & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c: there to desire lawe &c: to doe say sue &c: & 
generally to doe all things &c: w th power to substitute &c: 
ratifying &c: 

27 (8) liA- I attested an acquittance of Robt & Elisa- 
beth Scott to John Hussey. 

Also I attested a tre Att r . from rnalachie Browning to 
Joseph Collier. 

[Page 227.] 

29 (8) 1&4-2. Whereas Edw: Hopkins by vertue of a tre 
of Atturney, from John Woodcock of London mercht dec, 
did recover of ffra: Styles of Windsor upon Connecticot in 
N: Engl: Carpenter the summe of three hundred pounds 
sterl. And whereas Robt Saltonstall sonne of S r Ri: Salton- 
stall now of Chelsey in the Count of Middlesex Knight, as 
Att r of & for the s d S r . Rich: Saltonstall hath attached the 
summe of two hundd pounds of the moneys recovered as 
afores d , Now know all men by these p n tes that I the s d S r 
Richard Saltonstall have since agreed w th James Herbert the 
Administrat of the s d John Woodcock for & concerning the 
matter for w h the Attachment was brought, And therefore 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 251 

I the s d S r Richard am willing & desireous, & doe hereby 
give my consent & allowance to all whom it may concerne 
that the afores' 1 attachm* shall or may forw tu uppon sight 
hereof be lett fallen, taken of, & made void. And for so 
doeing these pntes shalbe sufficient warrant, given under 
my hand & scale this fourth day of May, 1642. & in the 18 th 
yeare of the reigne of o r soveraigne Lord Charles by the 
grace of God King of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland 
Defend' of the faith &c: 

Signed sealed acknowledged & Rich: Saltonstall 

dd in presence of & a scale 

John Aurelius Notary 
& of Joseph Alport 
James Pennington Scr: 

An abstract of a deed made by w m Woodcock Citizen & 
grocer of London unto John Woodcock of London rnerch*. 
Dated the 9 th day of Octob r Anno Dni 1638. wherein is con- 
teined amongst divers other things these words following. 
Viz*. 

And also I the s d W m Woodcock (for the consideration 
aforesaid) have given granted bargained sould & confirmed 
& by these pntes do give grant bargaine sell & confirme unto 
the s d John Woodcocke his Executo re Administ r & Assignes 
all my plantation in N: Engl. now in the possession of 
ffrancis Styles his Assignee or Assignes & lying uppon or 
neere the River of Connecticot w th all the Cattle houses & 
appurtenances thereunto belonging to have & to hould all 
the s d p r misses unto him the s d John Woodcock his Execut 
Administ r & Assignes for ever 

This Abstract agreeth w th the Originall deed w ch is under 
the hand & scale of the s d W m Woodcock being by him 
sealed & dd in the p r sence of Mary Washborne W m Wood- 
cock Junio 1 & W m Jesopp. 

Ex tr : p me Martini Dallison. Scr: 

[Page 228.] 

29 (8) 1&12- I attested a Copie of an Order of Court, 
dat. 6 (4) 1648 concerning the Divorce of Sarah the wife of 
W m Barnes from her s d husband. 

Also a certificat of the Marriage of the said Sarah Barnes 
unto John Thicker the 

Also a tre of Att r : in the usuall forme from the s d John 
Tincker unto his trusty & welbeloved brother Gregory 
willshere of Broadstreet in London Ironmonger to recover 



252 ASPINWALL NOTAIUAL RECORDS. 

all debts from all psons in England whether due to his s d wife 
Sarah or to himselfe. w th power to substitute one Att r or 
more &c: 

30 (8) 1649 I attested a Copie a bond of sixty pounds 
from Anthony ffoster to ffra: Smith for paym* of thirty uppon 
demand after the depture of the s d Anthonie from Boston 
in N: E: 



30 (8) i^-4-2- I certifyed the day & yeare of the marriage 
of Anchor Ains worth & Sarah Hudson 

30 (8) 1649. Acc of Tobacco. 

9 rolles Virginia tobacco, w* . . 149 11 at 8^ 04.19.04 
5 rolls providence w* . '. . 121 at 4 02.00.04 

N? 128 264 i 2 hhds Confc< Groce> 568 

ts 112 

nett i56~ 456 at 4. 07.12.00 

14.11.08 

9. the Rolls w* 149. at 8 d ) , ,, . G ., 
e n -j -101 LA' \ lett at Sidon. 

5. rolls provid. 121. at 4: \ 

2 hhs Virginia net. 456 

the Ace? is to make in Roll, viz*: 

456 nett 
stalks at 25 
p C. is . 114 

in Rowle is .342 

the i p* is . . 171 Sould at Livorne at 1. July 

w ch makes in Dol. at 9 p Dol ..... 19. 

to add Cambio to Spaine at 15 p C . . .2. 

21. S 

for Cambio hence 25 p C ...... 5. 4 

* _ o_ 

27. 3. 

11 ss d 

The 27 Dol f at 4 s 4 d p is moneys sterl . . 5.18.10. 
p me Tho Babb Errors excepted May the 19 1( ? 46 . . 
Also I attested a Copie of this Acc : 

[Page 229.] 

March 1 6 4 4 -. M r Samuel Maverick Dr. 
To f of 2189-Liver-2 soils. 11 D r . for his p* of 

pvisions Disburst by M r Edw. Keene w ch is in DOI Riaiig 

Dolf ........ 215.5* 

To -J^ p 1 wages y e Antho Belsary .... 001.6 

To -jL wages p d Georg Dawber . . . . 002.0 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 25& 

To moneys he owed ,11166 on Acc made n s d 

in N: England ..... 24.10.00 

To my brother Keene for pvisions . 05.08.00 

To money then oweing for butter . 03.06.00 

33.04.00 

33 11 4 s reduced into Dol at 4 8 3 d is . . ' . 156.H 

to Jg p* wages on Scanderone voyage . . . 127.0 

to y^ p* Charge vittle to brother Keene . . 126.4 

to y L p t charge from 12 th May to Aug. 16. . . 242.0 

To Cambio for 112 Dol to Bro. Keene . . . 023.44 

964.54 
Ballance 116. 



1080.54 



To -Jg of 400" New Eng 1 voyage . . 25.00.00 
T To 10 ]i p d M r Geo: ffreere in") 

p t for 200 11 6 months as j> 10.00.00 
Bottomre p* of 25 11 . .) 
To moneys Rec d of Rawlins . 06.10.00 
To setting out the Virginia voyage . 37.14.08 
To moneys p d his sonne as p order . 11.06.10 
To moneys disburst to him p m r ffowle . 40.00.00 
To moneys p d since the last arrivall . 11.10.01 

142.01.07 



p Cont. Cred ts 

Dol Rialls 

By -f e pt of 950 Dol prise money . . . 059.3 

By freight of 91 Kent of M r ffowles ffish . . 064.0 

By freight 354 Kent of Capt Andrewes fish . . 022.14 

By freight & Denioris Scanderone voyage . . 445.24 

By -jL p t freight for Malto 007.0 

By Jg p 1 freight 46. Chests To- 

bacco 013.4 

This ought to By J- g . pt O f the Malago voyage, 468.6 
be placed before By Jg p 1 of Antonies & Hills 

the Tobacco. passage . . . . 000.44 

1080.5* 

11 s d 

By Ballance of 116 Dol at 4 s 4 d . . 25.02 08 

By Dividend of Streites voyage . . 35.10.00 

By Dividend of 700 11 Virginia . . 43.15.08 

By Jg of I 11 . 4 8 . 7 d rec d . in Virginia . 00.01.04 



254 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

By Sale of 52 kent fish at Marselia . . . 112.3 
By Cambio of the same at 15 p Cent . . . 016.6 

Dol. 129.1 
27.19.6. at 4 8 4 d 

p me Tho: Babb Errors Excepted: 

Also I attested a Copie of this Account. 

Also I attested 2 Copies of these foregoing Accounts 24 
(10) 16J.-9. 

[Page 230.] 

31 (8) l^- 4 -- 9 -. I attested a Copie of M r Tho: Nelson's 
will. 

31 (8) 16.A9. M r9 Martha Winthrop constituted Capt 
John Leveret her lawfull Att r to receive of the executo of 

her ffather Rainsborow all that remainder of a Lega- 

cie due to her & to give acquittance. 

1 (9) JJLA! Uppon the 27 th 8 ber . 1649. at the request 
of Hen. Shrimpton of Bosto brassier, I W m Aspinwall Notary 
& Tabellion publ by Authentic of the Generll Court of the 
Massachusetts admitted & sworne, together w th the s d H. Shr: 
repaired unto the Castle in Boston where we found M r Samp. 
Lane, to whom the s d Henry p r sented an Acc of wines 
shipped aboard M r Lanes ship by M r John Turner Ann 1646. 
& a tre of Atte r : requireing satisfaction for fourtee pipes of 
wine laden aboard his ship more then were put to account. 
w ch the s d M r Lane not acknowleding, I the s d Notary in 
behalfe of M r John Turner did protest against the s d 
Samps. Lane for the aforesaid foureteene pipes of wine & all 
Damadges w ch the s d John Turner shall suffer thereby, that 
the s d Lane shalbe responsible, & lyable to make him due 
reparation therefore, in time and place convenient. After 
w ch protest thus made, the s d Samp. Lane gave unto me the 
s d Notary under his hand this Answ r following viz*. 
Whereas M r Shrimpton demands of inee a certaine sumne of 
money by order of M r John Turner, w ch the s d John p r tend- 
eth to be due unto him from mee. I answ r that I nev r had 
any dealings w th the s d John Turner but once in my life, 
w ch which was some foure yeares since, being a pcell of goods 
w ch he bought of mee & moneys due to mee for goods De- 
livered him, for the v^ h he p d mee in wines in the Hand of 
the Canaries & justed the Acc betweene us there, since w ch 
time I never had any dealing w th him. So my Answ r to M r 
Shrimpton is that I owe the s d Turner nothing, witnes my 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 255 

hand this 30 (8) 1649. Boston. Sampson Lane. This is 
verbatin the answ r w ch M r Lane gave me in writing under 
his hand to be returned. 

1 (9) ISA&. I attested a Copie of a bill of Edw: Ben- 
dalls of 13". 10 s payable to Tho: Gilbert or Assignes at 10 
dayes demand after arrivall of M r John Aliens ship at Lon 
don or for default to be p d w th damages here. 

[Page 231] 

1 (9) 1&4J.. I attested a certif: that Hugh Burt senior 
of Lin in N E: is liveing & required mee the pub. Not: to 
testify the same. 

1 (9) lei! i attested a Lre of Att 6 ? of Joseph Ar- 
mitages. 

1. (9) * 6 . 4 9 . I attested a Copie of a writeing wherein 
M r Alexander Lindsey Agent for M r Maurice Thompson & 
M r W m Penayer doth bind their estate in his hand & his 
owne pson & estate reall & psonall in two thousand 5 C u for 
paym* of Bills of Exchang of 1468 11 . sterl. the value 
whereof he acknowledgeth to have here received of Major 
Robt Sedgwick & M r ffrancis Norten. 

1 (9) liAJL. M r Peter Jones & M r Henry Quinty ne This 
is to give yo u notice that according to yo r order I have re- 
ceived of M r Henry Shrimpton M r Bells Agent in Cattle 
& provisions w ch by yo r order I have shipped to Barbados as 
p Acc sent yo u appeareth, to the value of one hundd & 
threescore pounds, & is according to yo r agreem*. w th M r 
Bell in England. In testimony whereof I have given unto 
M r Shrimpton three Notes or Certificates beareing date the 
25 th of October & all of one Tenor JJLUi. 

witnes my hand. David Yale 

2 (9) 1649 Bee it knowne by these presents that I 
David Selleck of Boston in New England merch* do acknowl- 
edge my selfe indebted unto W m Hudson of Boston afore- 
said Inkeep in the just summe of thirty fyve pounds sterl, 
w ch j p rom i s e to pay unto the s d W m Hudson Junio r or his 
Assignes in London w th in ten dayes after my arrivall in 
England whither I am now bound by way of Verginia. And 
in case of non paym* in England as aforesaid I the s d David 
do oblige my selfe Execute" & Administra rs in double 
summe to pay or cause to be p d unto the s d W m Hudson or 
Assignes the s d summe of thirty fyve pounds here in New 
England w th all such Damage as the s d W m Hudson shall 



256 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 

suffer for Default of payment as aforesaid witnes my hand 
& scale this 10 th of October l^AJ 



Sealed & Delivered David Selleck 

in presence of & a seale. 

Samuel Bellingham 
William Aspinwall. 

2 (9) 16jL9 Brother Kekew ch the mo: w ch John Par- 
rish remained to pay unto yo u for Dieo Rell his debt being 
sixty milrey little more or lesse Cossen Pickford hath carried 
it mee herein ace" so that hee is disobliged & I shalbe ac- 
countable for it unto yo u : w th 'the rest of the ould debts p 

Pickfords ac tl recovered vje ffunchall. 8. June 1643. 

Phillip Kekew ch 
[Page 232.] 

Plyrn . the 1th Aprill. 1642. 

Jn. Parish I am little behoulding to yo n that could not 
afford mee a word in 3 weekes after yo r arrivall at London, 
neither send mee my brothers tre w ch yo u brought w th yo u . 
Yo u may do me right in writeing mee the verity of the 
passages betweene Phillip & Thomas, one writes M r S* 
Jn that Phillip is in Thomas debt, & Phillip writes me 
Cannot drawe Thomas to Account, by w ch Delayes I am kept 
w th out my moneyes. the like M r Richbel, he deteineth from 
mee Diego for B r : Debt & whether it bee recovered or not I 
know not, If yo u have in yo r hands of his pray yo u doe 
mee right, for I must be satesfyed out of the goods yo u have 
of his before yo u goe for M a . I marvaile I have not a word 
from Phillip by Cossen Bennet of the goods hath of mine in 
his hands. I expect to heare from yo u how 
I granted a the case standeth w th him. for if M r S* Jn os 
copie of informations be true he is much to be blamed, 

this & the & so are yo u likewise, as I shall write yo u 
former. more at large hereafter. Thus w th my love 

8 (5) 1MJ. to m r Stone & his wife tell him M r S' Jn. 
will pay him for the Chaires. I desire to have 
acnte w th the cost put into the Barke thus in hast I rest. 

Yo r quondam m r 
Peter Kehew ch 

Pray yo u pay M r ffarell for 
his paibes & for the insurance./ 

Boston the 6 th of the 6 th month -LS-O. 

3 (9) lejLg. Know all men by these presents that I Ri: 
Wright of Boston do acknowledge my selfe heires Execut 
administrat or assignes indebted to M r Edw. Bendall, the 
summe of fifty pounds sterl. & and is for two thousand 



ASPINIVALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 257 

waight of tobacco, w ch aforesaid summe I Rich: Wright do 
bind my selfe heires Execut admiuistrat or assignes to pay 
unto M r Henry Hooper upholster at the Sunne & Globe in 
Cornwell London, for the use of Edw. Bendall, twenty dayes 
after the first shipps arrivall from Boston in N. England to 
London, after the date hereof in witnes hereof I the afore- 
said Richard Wright have sett to my hand & scale the day 
& yeare above written. 

Witnes John ffirneside Richard Wright & 

a scale 

3 (9) 1649. I attested an order of majo r Robt Sedgwicks & 
M r ffrancis Nortons to Capt ffra: Sedgwick in case M r Lind- 
seyes Bills of Exchange be not payd to take upp the like 
summe of 1468 1 . 1 for theire use, obliging them selvs & 
estates for paym*. & secureing the said ffrancis Sedgwick 
indemnifyed 

[Page 233.] 

3 (9) 16-4.9. David Nichols of Boston in N. E: Shoo- 
maker constituted Tho: Roberts of Boston afores d feltmaker 
his true & lawfull Att r : granting his s d Att r full power &c: 
to aske &c: of the Exec of the last will &c: of his ffather 
David Nichols of Cowbridge in Glamorganshire deceased 
carryer. a certaine Legacie of ten pounds given him by the 
s d wil. & of the receipt to give acquittance in due forme 
&c: also to compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords 
Judges &c: in any Court &c: there to desire la we aid &c: to 
doe say sue &c: & generally to do all things &c: w th power 
to substitute &c: ratify in ge irrevocably &c: 

3 (9) 16^9. I attested a Copie of Capt Thomas Crom- 
wells will. & of her tre Atturney to Ed: Hutchinson to 
recover all debts due from any pson in Barbados or any of 
the Caribee Islands. 

5 (9) 1649. Know all men by these pntes that I W m 
Willoughby of Wapping Mariner do acknowledge my selfe 
to owe & to be indebted unto ffrancis Smith of Boston 
Cardmaker the summe of Eleven pound of good & currant 
mony of England to be p d to the s <l ffrancis Smith or his 
Assignes at or before the first day of March w ch shalbe 1640. 
for the wel & true pformance whereof the afores d W m Wil- 
loughby doe bind my selfe my heires Executo r & assignes 
firmly by these presents in the summe of twenty two 
pounds, the money to be p d at the Rammes head Tav- 
erne in South warke neere to London Bridge. In witnes 



258 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 4 th of 

March 1648. 

Sealed & Delivered William Willoughby 

in presence of 

Samuel Cole 

The marke of 

Abraham Hagborne. 

8(9) 1*11 This witnesseth that I Humphrey Damirell 
shipp master & mariner have rec d of W m ffranklin foure pipes 
of wine at sixty pound sterl the price agreed on betweene us 
the s d parties, & I the said Humphrey to put of this wine 
this p r sent voyage at the best advantage, and what the s d foure 
pipes of wine are sould for more then the afores d summe of 
sixty pounds, halfe of the pfit of that that the overplus doth 
amount to above the sixty pounds sterl is to be due to the 
s d Humphrey the other halfe to the s d W m ffranklin & 
the s d Humphrey in consideration of halfe the pfitt afores d is 
to be at all charges of freight & factoridge of the s d goods 
& the pduce of them backe to new England, & to make the re- 
turne in the goods the wine was sould for pvided that pvidence 
should so dispose that the s d Humph, should not returne yet 
an account of the wines & the pduce of them is to be made 
to the s d W m his heires Execute & Assignes by the s d 
Humphrey. 

[Page 234.] 

his heires Executo & assignes & to the pformance of this I 
the s d Humphrey do bind my selfe heires Executo 18 & As- 
signes & that that in case w m ffranklin shall see it convenient 
to have an account of the goods in Virginia for to send the 
pduce of the wines to England, the s d Humphrey is to give 
acc thereof & to dd according to the afores d p r misses & in 
witnes hereof I the s d Humphrey have hereunto set my hand 
& seale. this 8 th of sept 1 1411. 

Witnes hereunto also Humphrey Damirall 

Thomas Sheffield & a seale. 

Samuel Cole. 

Depose the 7 th of the 9 th mo. 1649 by Samuel Cole before 
the Court 

Increase Nowell sec: 
Attested also by me W m Aspinwall Not. publ. 

9 (9) 1SJ.1 Know all men by these present writeing 
that I Symon Kempthorne doe acknowledg my selfe to be 
indebted & doe owe unto W m Hudson of Boston the summe 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 259 

of fyve pounds to be p d at the arrivall of Symon Kempthorne 
at Barbados or in England in Current money unto W m 
Hudson or unto his Atturney Execut Administrato 18 or 
assignes. In witnes hereof I Symon Kempthorne have here 
unto set my hand the first of the fourth mo: called June. 

iSASL. 

Testes John Hudson Symon Kempthorne 

Gab: Aldworth. 

12 (9) l&Al Edw. Denis of Boston did constitute Tho: 
Waite of Road Island his true & lawfull Att r granting his s d 
Att r full power &c: to aske &c: a certaine debt of 40 s 
of Rich: Hawkins of Road Island. & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c. there to require lawe, &c: to doe say sue &c: & 
generrally to doe all things &c: ratifying &c: 

13 (9) 1649 Agreed on this 2 d of June 1648. in & 
betweene Nath. Maverick of the one pty & Peter Talmo of 
the other pty as followeth. Imprs the afores d Nathaniel 
Maverick doth covenant to transport the afores d Peter Talraon 
his goods for New Engl. in the shipp golden Dolphin he pay- 
ing for the fores d goods 3 11 . sterl p tonne for all cask, & for 
Cotton 5 farthings p pound & forTobacco one penny p pound 
in consideration whereof the fore said Talmo 

[Page 235.] 

doth covenant to shipp uppon the fores d ship to the value of 
ten tonns at or before the fifteenth day of this instant June, 
& in case any more of the afores d Talmon his goods shall be 
ready by this time specifyed I doe ingage my selfe to take 
them aboard it is further agreed that the afores d Talmon shall 
have the passage of one Englishman & three negros he putt- 
ing in pvisions for them. Witnes o r hands 
testi Peter Talmon 

John Ewin Nathaniel Mavericke. 

Walter Hanbery. 

13. (9) 1649. I attested a Copie of a Charter pty betwixt 
James Grollier & W m Paine & companie. 

16 (9) 1649 Be it knowne &c: that on the 16 (9) 49. 
I W m Aspinwall Not &c: at the request of Ed. Tyng of 
Boston merch 1 & in his name did require Tho: Webbar of 
Boston mariner whom he had shipped M r of the ship Content 
for a voyadge to the Westerne Islands & the Islands of Cape 
de Verd, to proceed in the s d voyage according to his Charge, 



260 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

where unto the s d Th. Webbar made denyall. Where uppon 
I the Notary afores d did ptest & by these presents do ptest 
against the s d Tho: Webbar M r of the ship Content for 
deserting his charge, that whatsoever damage the s d Edw. 
Tyng alreadie hath or hereafter shall susteine by reason 
thereof, the s d Th. Webbar shalbe responsall & lyable to 
to make him due reparations for the same in time con- 
venient. This ptest thus made was by me the s d Notary pub- 
lished & reade unto the s d Tho: Webbar the day and yeare 
above written when I had read this protest unto the s d Th. 
Webbar he gave me this reason of his Denial to pceed in 
the voyadg & required to have the same added to the pro- 
test. His Answ r was this, that on the 14 th day of this 
month when he made tryall of the s ship d Content for her 
saileing & steering, he judged her insufficient for such a voy- 
adg, at this time of the yeare & said he would notw th standing 
submit to the judgm* of Knowing men uppon farther tryall 
of her either to goe or to stay. 

19 (9) 1649. I attested a Certificat of M r Veners hand 
for 473 i gallons of oyle in twenty casks brought by M r Neale 
from Maderas. 



20 (9) la I attested a Copie of Acc. Dat Barbados 
13 (9) 1649. signed John Maniford. 



It. a tre to M r Maniford. Dat. Boston 12 June 
signed: Thomas Cromwell. 

It another tre of Capt Cromwells as to mee it did appeare 
witnessed by Henry Walton. 

It a Copie of Symon Kempthornes Acco*. for M r maniford 
for 145 11 . 4 s . under Capt Cromwells hand as to mee it ap- 
peared. 

It a receipt of Symo Kempthorne for 145 n from Capt 
Cromwell for the use of M r Maniford. Attested by H: 
Walton. It a Copie of a piece of a tre of M r Manifords Dat. 
13. July. 

27 (9) l-i Shipped by the Grace of god in good order 

& well conditioned by M r Jeremie Houtchin 

To M r Joshua in & uppon the good Ship called the Chapman 

Woolnough of London whereof is m r under God for this 

p r sent voyage Nicholas Trerice & now ride- 

ing at Anchor in the harbo r of Boston & by Gods grace 

bound for London, to say, one trusse of Bever being marked 

& numbred as in the Margent, & are to be dd in the like 

good order 



NOTARIAL RECORDS. 261 

[Page 236] 

& well conditioned at the afores d Port of London the 
danger of the seas only excepted unto M r Joshua Wool- 
nough in Gratious streete or to his Assignes hee or they pay- 
ing freight for the said goods foure shillings eight pence in 
money w th primage & Average accustomed, in witness 
whereof the m r or purser of the s d ship hath affirmed to three 
bills of ladeing all of this teno r & date the one of w ch three 
bills being accomplished the other two to stand void, & 
so God send the good shipp to her desired port in safety. 
Amen. Dated in Boston in New England. 19 th of July 
1648. 

Nich: TreriCe. 

27 (9) 1649 2 of Nov: 1646. 

Loving father after twenty dayes sight of this my 
first bill of exchang my second & third not being p d , 
I pray yo u pay unto James Oliver of Boston in New 



England or his Assignes the full & just summe of 



28 11 



eighteene pound sterl received in full value here of 
M r James Oliver. I pray yo u faile not to make good 
payni* & place it to account according to order 
Yo r ever Dutifull sonne 

Signed & DD in p r sence John ffish. 

of us James Johnson 

Jonathan ffish. I pray yo u pay this Bill 

to my brother Peter Oliver 

I pray yo u pay this bill or to his Assignes. yo rs 

of ten pounds to my James Oliver 

brother James Johnson 
or his Assignes. 27 (9) l4. 

Peter Oliver. 

I pray yo u pay this bill to Augustine Harper 

yo rs James Johnson. 

Indorsed. To his loveing & deere feather m r Thomas ffish 
at Warwick or els in Wegnock parke at good Rest house. 



5 (10) li.a I attested a Copie of a bill of John Wad- 
low & Raph Woory to John Allen of Charlstowne Dat 
28 March 1648. for 6485. pound w' of tob to, be p d in Musi 
cavado Sugar & Cotton at or before the 15 th August 
next. 

Also I attested a Copie a bill of 80 for Bomary uppon 
the ship Hopewell from Symon Kempthorne to Robt Long 
to be p d at the arrivall of the s d ship at Barbados. Dat. 4 th 
June 1649. Also a tre Att r from Robert Long to ffrancis 



262 AspcsrwALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Robinson for recovery of the same of the Owners of the s d 
shipp. Dat. 10 (10). 1649. 

[Page 237.] 

5 (10) lfi-i John Allen of Charlstowne Mercht con- 
stituted Edward Hutchinson & ffrancis Robinson his Att rs . 
to receive of Raph Woory John Wadlow & John Bonner or 
any other in Barbados all debts summes of money goods 
wares merchandise due by Bil bond or otherwise, & to make 
acquittances, & sue &c: & generally to do all things jointly 
& severally w th power to substitute jointly & severally, rati- 
fyinge &c: 

6 (10) iS-^a. Be it knowne by these p r sents that I John 
Hodges of Wapping Mariner do acknowledge my selfe 
indebted unto ffrancis Smith of Boston in New England Card 
maker in the full summe of thirty pounds of good and law- 
full money of England to be p d unto the s d ffrancis Smith or 
his Assignes at the arrivall of the shipp Welcom of Charls- 
towne at London or on the last day of march next, w ch shall 
first happen. The place of paym* to be at the rammes head 
taverne in Southwarke. Unto the w ch paym* well & truly 
to be made I the said John Hodges doe bind my selfe mine 
heires Execute & Administrate in the summe of Sixty 
pounds of good & lawfull money of England. In witnes 
whereof I the s d John Hodges have hereunto sett my hand 
& scale this 24 th day of Novemb. -i^^a 

Sealed & dd in pnce of 

William Aspiuwall John Hodges & scale. 

Richard Turton 

. 5 (10) 14AA I attested a Copie of the originall of 
the Inventory of Edward Blacksley of Roxbury. 7 (6) 

l&liL. 



I attested the Copies of severall writeings p r sented 
to me by M r John Hutchinson viz*. Robert Slyes Bill of 
26 U . 3 s . Major Bournes receipt for 42 11 . s . M r Lords 
note of 29 U . 17 s . 4 d . Capt. Leveritts bil for soape. M r 
Samuel Hutchinsons bill for 48 11 . 7 s . 6 d . Capt Hardings 
bill for 20 U . John Smiths Bill. M r John Winthrops certifi- 
cate. M r Hills sale of the Dock. Cozen Edwards in- 
gagm* about M r Hills house. M r Hills sale of his house 
M r Edward Hutchinsons ingagem* about the Dock. M r 
Hills bill of 904 U . M r Hills bill of 410 U . 10 s . 5 d . M r 
Hills bill for W m Letheiiands rent. M r Hills bill for 
Pege. 159". 10 s . l d . M r Hills securitie for his Debts. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 263 

[Page 238.] 

10. (10) IAIA Elias Pilgrim Procurato r Generall of Robt. 
Pennicot Citizen & Merch* Tailor of London (as by his 
procuration Date 14 (5) i$A&, under the hand of Robert 
Minshall publ Notary may more fully appeare) did constitute 
Edw: Bendall of Boston his true & lawfull Att r : to aske &c: 
of Charls Dobson Mariner a bond of xxvj 11 conditioned 
for paym* of xiij 11 Due long since as by the obligation may 
more at large appeare. & of the receite to give acquittance 
&c: also to compound &c: w 1 * power to substitute one Att r : 
or more &c: Ratifying irrevocably &c: 

To al to whom these pnts shall come I Robt Pennicot 
Citizen & M r ch 4 Tailor of London doe send greeting: Knowe 
ye that I the s d Rob: Pennicot have revoked & counter- 
manded & do by these pnts revoke & Countermand & de- 
clare & make void & Null all & every procurations & trs of 
Att r . power & Authoritie by mee made & given unto John 
Sutton of the Barbados & Henry Colbourne mariner & 
George Pashion & every or any of them before the Date of 
these pnts. & Know ye furthermore that I the s d Robert 
Penicot have constituted & Authorized & do by these pnts 
constitute & Authorize Pilgrim of London 

Mariner my generall Procurat r Attorney & Assignee for 
me in my name & to my use to call to Account the 
s d John Sutton & Henry Colbourne theire Execu rs & 
Administrate 18 & either of them, & the Exec & Admin- 
ist or Curators of the estate of Gceorg Pashion of & for 
all & every such debt & debts goods & merchandises w ch 
they or any of them theire or any of theire Execut rs . or Ad- 
minist or Curators have had or received by occasion of the 
p'misses, & uppon receipt thereof to make & give such re- 
spective allowances as is usual amongst Merch ts in the like 
kind, & for those p ts , & also to demand levy recov r & receive 
the same goods & Merchandizes or the pceeds thereof for my 
Account & for my use, & to returne the same for London 
in such goods & merchandizes for my account & use as to my 
s d procurato r Att r : & Assigne shall seeme good, & also to 
Demand levie recover & receive of the s d Henry Colborne & 
of the Execut rs & Administr of the s d George Pashion & 
either of them theire & either of theire Exec & Administrat 018 
the value of threescore pounds lawfull English money in 
goods & merchandises by vertue of an obligation Dat. the 
1 st . day of Apr. 1647. wherein the s d Henry Colborne & 
Georg Pashion stand bound to me the s d Robt Pennicot in 
threescore pounds of 



2(34 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 239.] 

lawfull Eng 1 money conditioned for the paym* of the summe 
of therty three pound of like money at a day long since past, 
& also of Charls Dobson mariner Joseph Parker seaman & 
John Ascott the value of twenty six pounds lawfull Eng 1 . 
money in goods & merchandizes by vertue of an obligation 
Dat 12 tb of ffeb: Anno Dni 1638. wherein the s d Charl 8 
Dobson & John Ascott stand bound to me the s d Rob 1 
Pennicot in twenty six pounds lawful Eng. money, con- 
ditioned for payment of thirteene pounds of like money at a 
day long since past, as by the s d obligations & conditions 
(relations being thereunto had) may at large appeare, & also 
of all & every other pson or psons what soever as wel resident 
in the Barbados as in any other place beyond the seas, all 
& every other debts & dues whatsoever, w ch are any wayes 
due, comeing or belonging to mee the s d Rob* Pennicot by 
any way or meanes whatsoever, giveing & by the pnts grant- 
ing unto my s d procurator Att r & Assigne my full & whole 
power & lawful Authority in the p r emisses, as well to sue & 
implead & to take such legal Course & order for recovery 
& satisfaction in the premisses, as also uppon the receipt 
thereof or uppon composition conclusion or agreem* in the 
p r emisses to be taken, to acquitt & discharge the same by 
vertue of these pnts, & Att r : & Atturneys one or more 
under my s d Att r . Procur: & Ass*: to make & substitue for 
the better effecting of the p r meisses & at his pleasure to re- 
voke, & all & whatsoev r my s d Procurt & Assigne shall 
lawfully doe or cause to be done in or about the premises I 
pmise & bind my selfe to ratify allow & confirme & that in 
as full & ample manner in every respect as if I my selfe were 
psonally p r sent. In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my 
hand & scale. Dated at London the 14 th day of July in the 
yeare of o r Lord God !-!&. 

Sigillat et Deliberat Robt Pennicot & a scale. 

pp r dict 

Robertus Pennicot pncia 

signed Johannis Chambers 

Roberti Min chard Notarij Public, habiteritis sub insigni 
Globi in nova platea istraria prope pentem Londinensem 

Radolphi Minchard. jL3.. 

10 (10) 1 - 6 - 4 9. Robt. Long constituted ffrancis Robinson 
his Att r : to recover eighty pounds sterl of the owners of the 
Ship Hopewel, for so much by him p d to Symon Kempthorne 
m r of the s d shipp uppon Bottomarie. & granted him power 
of Substitution of an Atturney. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 265 



13 (10) 1A Robt nash by virtue of a tre Att r from 
Raph Clarke Dat. 1 (8) $-2. did constitute Jeremie Clarke 
of Road Hand his lawfull Att r . to aske &c: all such share & 
shares as are due or any wayes apptaining to the s d Raph 
Clarke by or from the prizes brought in w th Capt Blewfield. 
& of the receipt to give acquittance, also to sue arrest implead 
imprison condemne. & out of prison to deliver, 

[Page 240.] 

& generally to doe all things &c: w th power to substitute &c: 
Ratifying &c: 

13 (10) i-S-4-9. Joseph Armitage of Lin did constitute 
Raph Blazdale of Lin in N: E: & John Herbert of Salem his 
true & lawfull Att r . 8 jointly & severally, granting them power 
to aske &c of Ed. Butler & Roger Duhurst all such goods as 
are or shalbe due from them or either of them or other satis- 
faction in lieu thereof according to the tenor of theire severall 
Bills beareing Date 10 (10) 1649. & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c: there to require law &c: to doe say sue &c: & gen- 
erally to do all things &c: w th power to substitute one Att r of 
more under them or either of them, ffurther to dispose or 
Rachel Keine his Coven* sefv*. for & dureing her terme. 
Ratifying &c: 

15 (10) 1649. Anthonie Low (son of Elisabeth Low) of 
Boston granted unto John Prick of Aldermanbury in London 
tallow chandler his tre of Atturney for him &c: to aske &c: 
of the Execut of the last will & testam* of Mary Smith 
deceased a certaine legacie of ten pounds sterl. together w th 
such use & interest for the same as shall grow due, & of the 
receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to 
appeare in any Court &c: to sue implead &c: ratifying irre- 
vocably what soever his s d Att r shall doe or pcure to be done 
in the premisses. 

Also I attested an acquittance in case of paym* of 15 U to 
John Pricke for the use of the s d Anthonie 



18 (10) 1A I attested a Copie of Arbit. made by Sam 
Maverick & Nich. Davison betweene Robert Knight & W m 
Paine. 

Also a tre of m r Wrath Bathorne to Roger Bath: Dat. 
19 ffeb. 



Also an Affidavit of Georg Muning that he arrested M r 
Bathorns goods 



266 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Also W m Paines note that Rog r Bathorne refused to pay 
M r Knights bil of Exchang. 

Also Wrath Bathorns tre Credit to Robt. Knight. 9 Apr. 
1647. 

Also protest for non accept of M r Knights Bill. Dat. 
29 Oct. 47 

Also a prot. for non paym* of 221 11 . 14 s . Dat. 20 Oct. 
1647. 

Also a Copie of M r Paines bill of charges. 

Also Phillip Ewers Affidav. Dat. last of ffeb. 1647. 

Also Copie of Judgm* of Court betweeiie R: Knight. & 
Geo: Hewghs 5. (4) -l^Ai. 

21 (10) JJLi-a. Thomas Collier of Hull husband of Jane 
the daughter of Curtes late of Reading in Berkshire did con- 
stitute John Curtes his brother in lawe his true & lawfull 
Atturney granting him power &c: to aske &c: of the Execute 18 
of Jane Alexander late of Reading aforesaid all such Legacie 
&c: as was bequeathed to the s d Jane his wife by the last will 
of the s d Jane her grandmother, & of the 

[Page 241.] 

receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to 
appeare in any Court &c: there to doe say sue &c: w th power 
to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 

24 (10) 1649. Nicholas Browne of Reading husbandman 
granted tre. Att r to Tho. Ardy gent. & Richard Woodward 
both of Benjoth in Worcestershire jointly & severally to 
aske Recover & Receive for him & in his name & to his use 
the possession of certain lands & tenem ts . his pp inheritance 
(as by ancient deed dat. 1 Jan. an uegni Hen. 7. (15.) may 
appeare) scituat & being in Morton Underbill in Worcest r - 
shire, also to comence & psecute to effect one action or more 
for recovery of the same: also to compound & agree acquitt 
discharge, sett or lett the s d houses & lands fro yeare to 
yeare. w th power to substitute one Att r : or more &c: ratify- 
ing &c: 

24 (10) 1_L9. Know all men by these pntes that I Capt 
Charls Dobson of Boston in N: E: for Divers good causes & 
Considerations me hereunto moveing have assigned & sett 
over my quarter p* of my barke w ch is my owne pp goods 
called by the name of the Charls of Boston about the burden 
of twenty Tonns be it more or lesse unto Rob* Nash of Bos- 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 267 

ton aforesaid my welbeloved frend unto him his heires ex- 
ecuto rs Admin st & assignes & to theire pp use & behoof e to 
have & to hould the s d quarter p* of the barke afore men- 
tioned according to the true intent & meaning of this write- 
ing, & to the pformance hereof I bind mee my heires Exec 
Adm & ass: to pforme what hath beene mentioned aforesaid. 
& do give the s d Robt. Nash full possession of the p r misses 
afore mentioned Witnes my hand & scale the 22. of October 

1649. 

Sealed & dd in the presence of Charls Dobson & a scale 

us. Thomas Browne 
John Groome. 

25 (10) 16.4JL I certified that John Stone of Hull in N: 
E: sometime of Chideock in Dorsetshire) mariner & Joan his 
wife is now liveing, John & Nathaniell Gallop being witnesses 
of her life. 

25 (10) 1649. John Shepheard of Braintre in N. E: car- 
penter husband of Margaret the daughter of Henry Squire 
late of Kinweston neere Somerton in Somersetshire granted 
a tre of Atturne.y to John Adams of Concord to receive &c 
all rents due for lands now or late in the tenure & occupation 
of Jonathan Adams liveing neere Ballsberry in Somersetshire 
& of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: 
& to appeare in any Court &c. there to require law &c: to do 
say sue &c. & generally to doe &c: w th power to substitute 
&c: granting him further power to alien & sell the reversion 
of the lives in the s d lands & deed or deeds to make seale & 
deliver, promiseing & binding himselfe to ratify the same or 
other sufficient conveyance to seale & Deliver at the reason- 
able request of the Vendee: &c: 

[Page 242.] 

25 (10) is 49 . Know all men by these p r sents that on the 
twenty fifth of December i 6 ^ 9 - before me W m Aspinwall 
Notorij & Tabellion publ &c: psonally appeared W m ffoster 
w th a bill of Exchang in his hand the tenor whereof fol- 
loweth 

M r Hill 1 pray yo u pay unto o r carpenter William ffoster 
fyve pounds. My agreem* w th him was for one halfe fish & 
i money, @ i p* English goods. I pray yo u satisfy him & 
put it to account So I rest 
May. 8 day. -Lift. Yo ri Thomas Graves 

W th w ch note or bill drawne uppon M r Hill as aforesaid, I 
the s d Notarij together w th Robt Gutch & John Porter wit- 



268 ASPINWALL NOTABIAL RECORDS. 

nessed thereunto required, & at the request of the s d W m 
ft'oster, did repaire unto the s d M r Hill (Scilicet Valentine 
Hill) & in the name of the s d W m ffoster in presence of the 
witnesses aforesaid, I demanded of the s d M r Hill whether 
he would accept the said Bill, whereunto he answered that 
he would not accept it according to the tenor of it nor make 
paym* thereof. W ch answ r being by him made, I the s d 
Notary in presence of the s d witnesses did ptest & by these 
p r sents doe ptest as well against the s d Th. Graves who drew 
the bill as against the s d M r Val: Hill who would not accept 
it or any other that may be therein concerned for Exch: & 
rechang & all other Damages losses or interests w ch the s d 
W m ffoster doth or may suffer for non acceptance & non 
payment of the s d Bill, to be recovered in time & place 
convenient against theire psons or estates. Thus done & 
passed by mee the s d notarij in the Towne of Boston in the 
presence of the said witnesses 
25 (10) JLfijLa 

25 (10) 1649 Henry Bridgham constituted W m Houtchin 
of Rickin gale in Count Suffolke Tanner his true & lawfull 
Att r : to aske leavie recov 1 & receive of & from the Execute 1 " 8 
or Administr of the last will & testam* of Henry Bridgham 
of ffeltam his ffather, & of the receipt to give acquittance 
&c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c to 
sue implead &c: & generally to doe all things &c: w tu power 
to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 

26 (10) 1649. I witnessed a bill of 88 H . from James Nash 
to Raph Mason. 

27 (10) 1649. I attested an Assigment of a Bill of thirty 
pounds by ffrancis Smith to Marke Hanns. 27 (10) J-&ASL. 
& also a bill obligatory of Marke Hanns of fyve pounds to 
be p d to M r Josh: ffoote for the use of ffr. Smith. Dated. 
27 (10) J- fi -4J>-. 

[Page 243.] 

25 (10) liUL. Tho: Ruck of Boston constituted John 
Ruck his sonne his lawfull Att r : to aske &c of all & singular 
pson or psons in the Dominion of England or els where all 
debts dues accounts & demands, & of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c: to sue implead &c. & generally to doe &c: w th 
pow r to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 

27 (10) 1649. I attested a bil of sale of Jg of the Shipp 
Recovery sould by Marke Hannes to Daniel Turell. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 269 

27 (10) 1649 I attested, a certificate the Hugh Hurt 
senior of Linn appeared before me 1 (9) last past: 

27 (10) 1649. I attested a Copie of a bill from John 
Turner to Jolliff Ruddock Dat. 3 January: 1648. about a 
house. 

28 (10) 1649. John newgate of Boston in N. E: haber- 
dash of hatts constituted his sonne Nath Newgate his true & 
lawfull Att r : to seize & take possession of certaine houses & 
lands in S? Edm. Bury in Suffolke possession of John New- 
gate his brother late of S* Edm. bury deceased & action or 
actions at lawe to comence & psecute to effect. Also to 
aske leavie &c: all debts &c of all & singular psons in the 
Dominion of Eng 1 . & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c: to sue 
implead &c: & generally to doe &c w th power to substitute 
&c: ratifying &c: 

28 (10) 1649 Edw. Bendall of Boston constituted Tho: 
Gilbert of Tanton his true & lawfull Att r . granting him full 
power &c: to aske &c: all debts &c: of Edw: Skinner of 
Bristoll mariner, & of the receipt &c: & to compound &c: & 
to appeare &c: to sue implead &c: & generally to doe &c: w tt 
power to substitute &c: 

28 (10) 1649 Be it knowne by these p r sents that I Edw: 
Skinner of Bristol mariner do acknowledg my selfe to owe & 
to be indebted unto Edward Bendall of Boston in New Eng- 
land in the sumrne of thirty pound sterl for w ch I charged 
three Bills of Exchang uppon the worp 11 Robert Challenor 
& M r Thomas Challeno r & doe hereby bind myselfe heires 
Execut & Administrators in double summe & also one eight 
pt of the good ship called the Concord of Bristoll of the bur- 
den of seventy odd Tonns or thereabout w th an eight p* of all 
the appurtenances to the s d shipp belonging for pformance of 
the same. Provided that if the afore mentioned bill shall 
well & truly be satissfyed & paid according to the tenor 
thereof, that then this obligation shalbe utterly void & of 
none effect, otherwise to remaine in full force & strength. 
Witnes my hand & scale this 21 (7) lJLa. 

Signed sealed & dd Edw. Skinner & a scale, 

in presence of 

Henry Walton 

Georg Munning 

28 (10) - 1 6 4 9. I am ingaged to acknowldge a Judgm* of 
six pounds fyve shillings in behalfe of Capt Dobson for 



270 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Roger Knight, w ch I bind my selfe to doe at all Demands in 
penaltie of double summe. Witnes my hand. 25 (8) 49. 

Ambrose Leach 
Test. Nicholas Davisou. his marke 

28 (10) 1649. I certifyed the returne of the Shipp John 
of Boston whereof M r Walker was master is returned from 
Barbados 

[Page 244.] 

29 (10) 1649 Noverint universi p p r sentes me Johanne 
Pococke Civem et Mercator scisser London teneri et firmiter 
obligari Radulpho ffogg Civi et Pellipar London in cert libr 
legalis monete Angl Solvend eidem Radulpho ffogg aut suo 
cert Atturnat Executor Administ vel Assignat suis. Ad 
quam quidem solucond bene et fideliter farciend obligo me 
hered Executores et Administrat meos firmiter p p r sentes 
Sigillo meo sigillat Dat Vicessimo quinto die Januarij Anno 
Dni (stylo Anglie) 1632. Annq Regni dom ni nostri Caroli 
Dei gratia Anglie Scotia ffr: et Hibernie regis fidei defen- 
soris &c: Octavo 

Sigillavit et Deliberavit John Pocock: 

in pncia John Aijlewaij et 
Thome Plaijfere. 

The Condicon of this Obligacon is such that if the w th in 
bound John Pocock his heires Exer Administ or Assignes 
doe well & truly pay or cause to be p d to the w th in named 
Raph ffogg his Exec Administr or Assignes (for & to the 
use of his sonne John ffogg) the summe of fifty pounds of 
lawfull money of England at or in the tendring house or 
usuall place of payments & receipts scituat on the west part 
of the Royall Exchang in London on the 25 th day of January 
w** shalbe in the yeare of o r Lord God (according to the 
computaco of the Church of England) one thousand six 
hundd fourty & foure so as the s d John Pocock his heires 
Execut & Administr shall & may in the mearie time be well 
& sufficiently saved & kept harmles by the s d Raph ffogg his 
Execat or Administr. of & from an obligacon entered into 
by him the s d John w th the s d Raph & one Georg Lister in 
the Court of Arches touching the paym* of the s d fifty pounds 
(being a legacie given to the s d John ffogg by John Bancks 
mercer deceased) & shall or may be then discharged of the 
s d obligacon, & so as also that he the s d John Pocock his 
heires Executo & Administr. shall & may in the meane 
time untill such time of payrn* peaceably & quietly receive 
& keepe in his or theire hands & imploym* the summe of 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 271 

fyve & twenty pounds being the moyety of the s d Legacie & 
Deposited into the hands of him the s d John Pocock w th 
agreem* to give fifty pounds then for it, w th out any lett suite 
denyall or interruption of or by the Exer or Administrat of 
the s d Raph ffogg or Curator or Curators unto his said son 
John ffogg, or of or by any other pson or psons wh*soever, 
w th out fraud or Covine, that then this obligacon shalbe void 
& of none effect, or els that shall stand & remaine in full 
force & vertue. 

[Page 245.] 

29 (10) l-t. Shipped by the grace of God in good order 
& wel conditioned by Edw: Gibons in & uppon the good 
shipp called the Elizabeth of Bristow whereof is Master 
under God for this p r sent voyage Stephen Wilkie & now 
rideing at Anchor in the riv r of Charlstowne & by God's 
grace bound for Bristow in England to say 2 packs & 13 

firkins being marked & numbered as in 
ffirkins nomb r the margent & are to be dd in the like 
1.2.3.4.5.8. good order & well conditioned (the danger 
9. 11. 13. 14. 15 of the seas only excepted) unto M r James 
16 . 17. Powel or to his Assignes he or they pay- 

Packs. nomb r ing freight for the s d : goods at fifty shil- 

21 . 22. lings p Tonne, w th primage & Average 

Accustomed. It witnes whereof the Mas- 
ter or purser of the s d Shipp hath affirmed to three Bills of 
ladeing all of this tenor & date, the one of w ch three Bills 
being accomplished the other two to stand void, & so God 
send the good shipp to her desired port in safety. Amen. 
Dated in Boston this first of Aug.- 1642. 
Received more of Edw. Gibons foure moose skins made up 
together 

Stephen Wilkee. 

29 (10) 1&A. Shipped by the Grace of God in good 
order & wel conditoned by mee Edw. Gibons in & uppon the 
good shipp called the Elizabeth of Bristoll whereof is master 
under God for this p r sent voyage Stephen Wilkee now ride- 
ing at an Anchor in the river of Charlstowne & by Gods 
grace bound for Bristoll aforesaid, to say, twenty & two 
hogsheads of Tobacco, fourty hogsheads of oyle, the oyle is 
not marked, being Marked & Nombred as in the Margent, & 
are to be in like good order & well conditioned at the fore 
said port of Bristoll (the danger of the seas only excepted) 
unto m r James Powel or to his Assignes he or they paying 
freight for the s d goods fifty shillings p tun w th primage & 



272 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

average accustomed In witnes whereof the Master or purser 
of the s d shipp hath affirmed to three Bills of ladeing all of 
this tenor & date, the one of w ch three bills being accom- 
plished the other two to stand voyd, and so God send the 
good shipp to her desired port in safety. Amen. Dated in 
Boston this 27 th July 1642 

Steven Wilkee. 

31 (10) 16 49. Blacke point 9 July 1647. 

These are to signify to whom it shall concerne that the 
bearer hereof Mary Allen being arrested of suspition of 
murther of a supposed child is freely & cleerly acquitted of 
the said supposed Crime by the Generall Assembly holden 
the day & yeare above written. Given under my hand 
under the provinciall scale 

subscribed p me Peiton Cooke Clerk of the 

Assembly & a seale. 

[Page 246.] 

31 (10) i. The Deposition of Mary Allen taken 
the 26 th of January 1645. 

This Deponent sworne & examined saith that in the yeare 
47. M r Georg Cleve being in England came to her desireing 
to tell him where he might put of some money, & this 
Deponent sent him to one m r Siddori a Scrivener, but he 
mistrusting of him to one m r Danell a Goulds mith in ffoster 
lane, who finding it to be Counterfeit, had him apprehended 
& sent to Newgate, not long after he sent a woman to the 
Deponent to intreat her to come to Newgate to him, where 
he tould her that if shee stood not his freind he was undone, 
& she tould him shee would doe what she could for him in 
an honest way, then he intreated her to goe to her sister, 
who was m r Danells mother in law, that shee would speak to 
her sonne that he should not come in against him that Ses- 
sions, w ch was done : where uppon he gott out uppon baile, 
& come away & never answered it. This Deponent further 
saith, that she being in the Companie of one M rs Carr where 
M r Cleve did sometime lodge, & the s d Carre tould the 
Deponent that M r Cleves would have hyred a roome of her 
to for one to make bodkins & thimbles in, & further saith 
the Deponent that there were divers warrants out against 
him to apprehend him (w ch he escaped) because he came not 
in according to his bale. The Deponent further saith that 
one M r Scott one of his Confederates being in JSewgate for 
the same thing sent M r . Cleve word to be gone or els he 
should tast of the same cup as he did. all this the Deponent 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 273 

tould her sister & brother Tucker so soone as shee came into 
New England. 

y 6 marke of Mary 

Taken before us Jan. 26. 1645. W Allen 

Henry Jocelyn. Arthur Mackworth 

ffran : Robinson. 

2 (11) 16-11. M r Thomas Richards granted a general! tre 
of Att r to Welthian his wife to act in all matters, to receive 
acquit : sue implead & generally to doe all things, w th power 
to substitute &c. : 

2 (11) I 6 -!- 9 -. Bee it knowne unto all men by these 
p r sents that I John Jarvis now resident in Boston in N: 
Engl. doe acknowledge my selfe to be indebted unto M r John 
Miles merch* the full & just summe of ninety three pound 
sterl. in consideration whereof I doe by these presents 
firmly bind my selfe my Executors. 

[Page 247.] 

& Assignes to pay unto the afores d John Miles his Execut & 
Assignes the aboves d summe ninety three pounds in good 
merchantable Cod fish here at Boston at the price Current 
seven months after the date hereof. In witness whereof I 
have caused this Bill to be made & delivered it as my act & 
deed. Dated in Boston the 9 tb 8 th month 1646. Signed 
sealed & dd John Jarvis & seale. 

in the presence of 
Richard Harrison 

This Bill M r Mills said he was about to send into England 
by John Ruck together w th a tre Dat 15 March 1647. where- 
in he pmiseth he shall not loose anything of that Bill he had 
of his in his hand. 

2 (11) 16.1-9. j h n Mills did constitute John Ruck his 
lawfull Att r : to aske &c: of John Jarvis a certaine debt of 
ninety three pounds, & of the receipte to give acquittance, 
also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c: to sue 
implead pscute &c & generally to doe &c: w th power to sub- 
stitute &c: ratifying &c: 

2 (11) 16.1-9 Be it knowne by these p r sents that I Vail: 
Hill of Boston in N: E: p* owner of the Welcomme of N: 
E: of the burden of 300 tuns or thereabouts for good & 
valueable consideration do bargaine, &c: unto Capt John 
Allen of Charlstown & M r Thorn. Broughton of Water- 
towne of the Shipp Welcom & of all her appurtenances to 



274 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

have & to hould to them their Execute Administrate 1 * & 

Assignes &c: w th warrantie according to the usuall forme. 

Sealed & dd in pnce of p me Val: Hill & a scale. 

Georg Muning 

Robt Turner 

Tho: Lake 

William Aspinwall Nots PubL 



2 (11) $-2-. John Glover constituted John Hutchinson 
his lawfull Atturney to sue a bond of 50" Dated 23 octob. 
1646. according to the usuall forme. 

2 (11) ULAl. I attested a Bill of Richard Wright to Edw. 
Bendall for paym* of 50 11 to M r Henry Hoop: or if himselfe 
or Shipp miscarry to pay it w th 8 p cent. & if himselfe or 
greatest pt of Tobacco safely arrive & it be not p d , then to 
pay according to bills of Exchang. Dat. 6. (6) IS-i!. 

3 (11) l W m Veasie of braintre constituted Henry 
Newbar of Calcot in the Count of Rutland & Eliz. Veasie 
his Att rs . to enter and take possession of certain house & 
land in Gumley in Count Leicester now in possession of 
Edward Wallis, & to sue implead 

[Page 248.] 

&c as also to recover his household goods rent &c of the s d 
Wallis Dat. 2 (11) J^* . 

7 (11) J^- 2 -. M r ffr: Norton gave me Sampson Lane 
warrant for Cutting wood upon the greate house patent 
belonging to M rs Anne Mason & Mr Lane ingaged to save 
him indemnifyed. 

7 (11) -Lfi-41. John Thompson constituted Matthew 
w mys hjg Atturney granting him generall power for all psons 
& all debts to aske sue attach &c: & po w er to substitute 
&c: 

16 (11) 1A! Sampson Lane Atturney to Ambrose Lane 
as by his pcuration dated 18 th July 1&-L2. may appeare did 
constitute W m Phillips Junior of Boston in new England 
his true & lawfull Atturney for him & in his name & in the 
name of the s d Ambrose to aske &c: of all &c: all debts &c: 
& of the receipt &c: w th power to substitute &c: 

21 (11) 1<L9 ffra: Smith constituted M r Peter Butler 
his true & lawfull Att r : w th generall power, & power to sub- 
stitute one Att r or more. &c: Also I attested an assignment 
of a bill to M r Peter Butler. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 275 

11 (11) 1649 I attested the copies of these writeings, 
M r Robt Knights Bill of Exch: to M r Roger Bathorne pro- 
tested for Non acceptance. The same ptested for non 
paym*. M r Roger Bathornes tre to his brother Wrath 
Bathorne 19 Feb: 1647. A copie of a Jugm* Court 6 (4) 
1648 in a case betweene M r Robt Knight & M r Geo: 
Hewghs. 

The Affidavit of Phillip Ewers, a tre of M r W M Paine 
M r Wrath Bathornes tre Credit to Robert Knight. 9 Apr. 
1647. M r Samuel Maverick & M r Nicholas Davisons 
arbitrem*. Georg Munnings affidavit 

31 (11) l*. Robert Nash & John Shawe constituted 
Augustine Walker & John Dunbar theire Att r8 . to aske &c. 
of Robert King Coop a certaine bill of sixteene pounds eigh- 
teene shillings & eight pence Date. 27 January !-*! & o f 
the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: 
& to appeare in any Court &c: to doe say sue &c: w th power 
to substitute &c: 

31 (11) * 6 * 9 . It is agreed & concluded betweene Ben- 
jamin Gillom of Boston & Joseph Armitage of Linne that 
the s d Joseph presenting English goods, out of w ch there is to 
be chosen as much as shalbe valued at thirty pounds, w ch is 
to be referred to the Judgment & apprisement of Robt 
Keaine & John Kurd both of Boston, & what they two shall 
agree uppon for the prices of the goods, we Benjamin Gillom 
& Joseph Armitage 

[Page 249.] 

doe bind o r selves each to other in the penalty of twenty pounds 
to stand to & abide the same both to receive & p* w th the goods, 
at the prices that shalbe agreed on, & if they twoe should not 
agree they are to choose a third man & what he shall deter- 
mine in the case, the pties above said doe bind themselvs in 
the penalty above said to stand to & abide the same. 
In witnes where of wee have hereto put o hands this mo: 5. 

17. IfiJJL. 

Benjamin Gillom 
the marke A of Joseph 
Armitage. 

I Joseph Armifcage doe acknowledge my selfe indebted to 
Benjamin Gillom the full & just summe of fourty pounds to 
be paid in the Condition as followeth, that is to say, thirty 
pounds to be paid in some shopp at Boston in goods at price 
Current in foureteene dayes, & the other ten pounds to be 



276 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

paid this day twelve month in the Condition as above written 
expresseth, & the s d Joseph Armitage is to cloath Benjamin 
Gillom from the knee upward w th a convenient suite of 
apparell & a Bever hatt in one month ensueing the date here- 
of, & for any defect in any pticlre above expressed, I Joseph 
Armitage doe acknowledge Capt Hawkins Judgm* given 
him in Court of fyve hundd pounds to be in full force against 
him the s d Joseph, but in case the s d Joseph keepe the con- 
ditions afore expressed then I the said Benjamin Gillom doe 
acquit & release & discharge the said Joseph Armitage his 
Executo rs & Assignes from Capt Thomas Hawkins his heires 
Execute 1 " 8 & Assignes from all debts dues & demands except 
a Bill of M r Edward Paines of ten pounds ; But if the con- 
dition above named be kept by the said Joseph Armitage, 
then I Benjamin Gillom doth cleare him of all the ingage- 
ments above named, to w ch agreement wee interchangably 
setto r hands 3 d 5 th mo: . 

witness W m Phillips Benjamin Gillom 

Nicholas Phillips the m r ke of A: Joseph Armitage. 

Indorsed. 

Whereas there is a mention in this covenant of a bill of ten 
pounds to M r Edw. Paine, this wee doe testify that Benjamin 
Gillom did pmise in our heareing, to acquitt the said Joseph 
Armitage of that ten pounds as well as of the debt of Capt 
Hawkins, if the said Joseph doth pforme the conditions w th 
in mentioned, & wee doe testify further that the s d Joseph 
did pay to Benjamin Gillom fourty pounds in goods & p a 
bill of fyve pounds uppon Lieftenant Savage to the s d Ben- 
jamins acquittnce, & all this was done uppon the 17 th day of 
month 5 th 13-12.. witnes o r hands. 

Robert Keaine 
John Hurd. 

F S the marke of ffrancis Smith 
John Hore. 

[Page 250.] 

31 (11) UJJL. I attested a bill of 16 U . 18 8 . 8 d . fro Robt 
King to Robt Nash & John Shaw. Dat. 27 January. 1649 . 

8 (12) i^Lft. Rob. Nash att r to Raph Clarke w th plenary 
power as by his peer: Dat. 1 (8) 49. may appeare, doth make 
ordeine & constitute Edm. Grosse & Edward Ellis his true & 
lawful! Att 68 & Subst: giveing them power jointly & sev- 
erally to ask &c of Capt Blewfield &c: all such share & 
shares as are due to the s d Ra: Clarke out of the prizea 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 277 

brought in w th Cap* Blewfield & all other debts of all other 
psons. & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 

13 (12) lejLl- I attested a Copie of tre fro the Court 
about an Indian Squaw. 

5 (12) lfi-il- W m Tilly did before mee professe that 
the deed of sale made of his house by Alice his wife to An- 
thony Stoddard he did approve & ratify as if it had beene his 
owne act. 

28 (12) 1649. I attested a bill of 7 11 - 5 s - fro waiter Ab- 
bit to Thomas Jay, & Thomas Jay his assignment to W m 
Phillips. 

1 (1) 16.41. Whereas I Elias Pilgram bought of Robert 
Nash of Boston severall Comodities & pvision of w ch were 
eight barrills of butter being delivered unto mee conteined 
grosse fyve hundd & two pounds & made out neate foure 
hundred twenty & two pounds, w ch eight firkins of butter he 
tould mee he had bought of m r W m Hedge & said unto him 
did containe sixty weight neate a firkin, all w ch I shall testify 
uppon oath, witnes my hand Boston the 25. 9*?* 1648. 

Elias Pilgram. 

4 (2) l&SJ.' W m Goodwin son of Augustine Goodwin 
late of London Apothecary granted tres of Att r : to Joh: Ruck 
of Boston in N. E: & Tho: Ruck of London haberdasher of 
smale wares jointly & severally to aske &c: of the executo re 
or ffeoffees of his s d father or any other by what name soever 
distinguished whom it may concerne, all that Legacie given 
him by his s d ffather, & of the receipt to give acquittance 
&c: also to compound &c. & to appeare in any Court &c: to 
sue &c: & generally to doe all things &c: w th power to sub- 
stitute &c: ratifying &c. 

4 (2) 165.4. xho: Broughton of Watertowne Merch* 
granted power to Cap* Tho: Willett of Plymouth in N: E: to 
aske &c: of Mijn Heere Peter Stuijvesant Governo r of the 
New Netherlands the summe of 47 U . 3 s . 6 d . 

[Page 251.] 

sterl. or 470 guild. 15 styv rs . w ch the s d . Pet Stuijvesant hath 
received more than due upon the Account of the the Shipp 
Tamandare, & of the receipt to give acquittance in due forme 
& for default of payrnen*. to pceed in Law according to the 
usuall course of Justice in like case, Ratifying irrevocably &c: 

5 (2) 16_s_o Whereas I Edw: Hutchinson in the behalfe 
of my uncle Ri: Hutchinson have bought of Val: Hill of 



278 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Boston merch*. all the houses & grounds w ch was M r Win- 
throps w th the building since erected vr b is more pticulaiiy 
bounded in the Records of the Court, I doe in the behalfe of 
my said Uncle Ri: Hutchinson, bind my selfe that uppon the 
paym*. of six hundred pounds any time w th in three yeares 
after the date hereof by the s d . Valentine or his assignes to 
the s d . Rich: Hutchinson of London or his Assignes that then 
the said houses & lands shall againe returne into the hands 
of Valentine Hill, he paying for the s d . houses & lands the 
summe of fourty eight pounds p yeare, yearly, & in case that 
either the s d . fourty pounds or any pt there of be at any time 
unpaid w th in the yeare or a month after, or the said six hundd 
pounds be not paid-w th in three yeares that then this writeing 
shalbe void & he the said Rich, or his Assignes to take the 
said houses & ground into his possession & is to have the s d 
rent due then, paid to him by the said Valentine & the rent 
& principal! to be p d in Bever merchantable fish wheate pease 
beefe, porke, in equall pportions witnes my hand this 25 
May. 1SJL. 

Edw. Hutchinson. 
Witness William Hibbins 

Whereas I Edw. Hutchinson in the behalfe of my Unckle 
Ri Hutchinson have bought of Val: Hill of Boston merch*. 
three quarters of the Docke comonly knowne by the name 
of Bendels Dock w th the wharfs & waste ground thereto 
now belonging, I doe in the behalfe of my said uncle Rich: 
Hutchinson bind my selfe that uppon paym* of two hundd 
pounds at any time w th in three years after date hereof by 
the said Valentine or his Assignes to the said Richard 
Hutchinson or his Assignes that then the said Dock shall 
againe returne into the hands of the said Valentine Hill, he 
paying for the s d Dock the summe of sixteene pounds p 
yeare, yearley, & in case that either the s d sixteene pounds or 
any p* thereof be at anytime unpaid w th in the yeare or a month 
after, or the said two hundd pounds be not paid w th in three 
yeares, that then this writeing shalbe voyd, & he the s d 
Richard or his Assignes to take the s d grounds & Dock into 
his possession, & is to have the s d rent due then paid to him 
by the said Valentine, the rent & principall to be p d in 
Bever merchantable fish wheate pease beefe porke in equall 
pportions, Always pvided the s d Val. hath not liberty to 
redeeme the s d docke, nor the s d Richard is not hereby bound 
to sell it to him, notw th standing anything what ever is ex- 
pressed in this writeing, except he have before, or shall at 
that 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL, RECORDS. 279 

[Page 252.] 

time also, pay the summe of six hundd pounds together w th 
what rent shalbe due for the house w ch was M r Winthrops 
w ch is engaged in the like way this is by another writeinge, 
& that being first satisfy ed then he hath liberty to redeeme 
this, but not otherwise. In witness whereof I have set to 
my hand, 

this 25 May. 1&A. Edward Hutchinson. 

Witnes W m Hibbins. 



13 (2) 1AAH. This Charter pty of freightm*. made the 
XXV th day of October l&M. : betweene James Grollier m r of 
the good Shipp called the Mary of London of burthens one 
hundd & ten tunns or thereabouts of the one ptie, And W m 
Paine W m Bartholmew & James Neale of the other pties 
witnesseth. 

Imp, the s d James Grollier doth coven* pmise & agree to 
& w th the Merch ts aboves d for to receive on board the Shipp 
Mary of London, at or w th in fifteene dayes after the date of 
these pnts at this Port of Boston in Newe England the 
quantity of fyve or six hundd Kint of fish if the s d Merch* 8 
doe present it at the Shipp side, to be freighted w th in the 
time afores d , & at the terme of fifteene dayes the s d James 
Grollier shall saile w th his afores d shipp Mary, wind & wether 
pmitting from this port of Boston directly for the Isle of 
Shoales where he is to finish & compleate his ladeing w th fish 
not staying there above ten dayes of faire wether & fitting 
time to lade the s d fish, & from thence the s d Grollier shall 
saile w th the first apportunity of wind & wether for the port 
Lisbone in portugall where he shall Deliver all his freight as 
afores d the danger of the seas only excepted unto the s d W m 
Paine W m Bartholmew & James Neale, or unto his or theire 
Assignes. Moreover the s d Grollier doth coven*, pmise & 
agree to & w th the Merch* 8 afores d , that his shipp Mary of 
London shall, at her depture from this Port of Boston in 
New England, be wel & sufficiently victualled w th twelve 
men & one boy, & to be strong staunch & well conditioned 
w th masts sailes saileyards rigging anchors cables & all 
manner of apparell & furniture fitting for such a ship & 
such a voyage, w th six peeces of ordinance & powder & shott 
sufficient. 

Jtm the s d W m Paine W m Bartholmew & James Neale 
Merch ts doe for theire p ts coven* pmise & agree to & w th the 
s d James Grollier for to deliver or cause to be Delivered on 
board the s d ship Mary of London all the first fyve or six 
hundd Kint of fish at this port of Boston w th in the time of 



280 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

fifteene dayes as afores d . wind & wether pmitting, & w th in 
ten dayes after the arrival of the s d shipp Mary at the Isles 
of shoales, shall deliver on board or cause to be dd on 
board the remainder of her full ladeing of fish if wind & 
wether permitt, & if hi case the s d James Grollier shall stay 
at the Port of Boston above fifteene dayes of faire wether & 
fitting to loade fish, or at the Isles of Shoales above ten 
dayes of like faire wethe & fitting to loade fish or at the 
port of Lisbone for the unlade- 

[Page 253.] 

ing of his s d Shipp above eight dayes of faire wether & 
fitting to unlade fish & that this s d stay be pcured by the 
fault or neglect of W m Paine W m Bartholmew & James 
Neale or theire Assignes, that then they shall pay or cause 
to be p d unto James Grollier or his Assignes for every such 
day above the time afores d . the just summe of one hundd & 
twenty Ryalls currant silver of Portugall for & in considera- 
tion of his Demurrage or stay, & the s d Paine Bartholmew 
& Neale doe pmise & bind themselvs to pay or cause to be 
p d unto the s d James Grollier or his Assignes in considera- 
tion of the freight & hire of the s d Shipp the full value & 
just summe of seven Ryalls & one halfe in silver according 
to the Rate of Portugall, for every Kintall of fish that shalbe 
delivered at the Port of Lisbone sound & well conditioned, 
the dangers of the seas onely excepted, & to satisfy & pay 
or cause to be satisfyed & paid the full freight as afores d w th 
hi ten dayes after the unladeing & discharging of the s d 
shipp Mary at the Port of Lisbone. 

Jtni the s d Paine Bartholmew & Neale doe promise to 
supply the s d James Grollier w th fifty pounds in pvisions at 
the price current of this country, w ch the s d Grollier shall 
discount & diduct out of his freight at the Port of Lisbone, 
& the s d Paine Bartholmew & Neale doe coven* pmise & 
agree to & w th the s d James Grollier to satisfy & pay or 
cause to be p d & satisfyed one halfe of the Port Charges of 
the s d shipp Mary untill such time as shee be cleare & dis- 
charged of her said imployment. In witnes whereof the 
pties aboves d have hereto interchangably put to theire hands 
& scales. 

James Grollier & a scale. 

This above written agreeth verbatim w th a true Copie of 
the Originall by mee the Publ Notarij examined 13 Nov. 
1649. The originall being witnessed by Edw. Bendall, W m 
Phillips, John Dennis. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 281 



15 <^2) 1AAA. I attested a Copie of a Bill wherein W m 
Westerhouse binds himselfe in double summe for the paymt 
of 18 th 19 s . 4 d sterl to Tho: Savage in Bever by the 17 (8) 
next. 

15 (2) 1650. Whereas M r John Milom of Boston have 
assigned over unto Capt Elias Pilgrim his right of John 
Coneyes Indenture for the terme of six months beginning 
from the day of the Date hereof, Now know all whom these 
presents shall or may concerne, that I Elias Pilgrim doe here- 
by ingage myselfe my heires Executo & Adniinistrato ra to 
pay in London unto the abovsaid John Milom his heires 
Administrate 18 or Assignes for the s d six months service in 
case the foresaid John Coney live so long the summe of ten 
pounds ten shillings sterl but in case it please God to deale 
otherwise w tu by taking away the life of the abovesd John 
Coney ere the full & whole terme of six months be com- 
pleated & ended, then the afores d Elias Pilgrim is only to 
pay for his just time truly & duely served after the rates of 
xxxv 8 p mo: respectively, In witnes hereof have caused 
these presents to be made & have unto sett my hand in 
Boston this 12 th day December 1649 . 

Witnesses. pme Elias Pilgrim. 

W m Morton. Robert Nash. 
Richard Matthewes. 

[Page 254.] 

I Joseph Armitage do acknowledge my selfe indebted to 
Benjamin Gillom the full & just surame of 40 pounds. To 
be p d in the condicon as followeth that is to say. 30 11 to be p d 
in some shop at Boston in goods at price current in 14 dayes 
& the other 10 11 to be p d this day 12 month in the condition 
as above written expressed. & the said Joseph Armitage is 
to cloth Benjamin Gillom from the knee upward w th a con- 
venient suite of apparell & a Bever hatt w tu in one month in- 
sueing the date hereof. & for any defect in any pticuler 
above expressed I Joseph Armitage doe acknowledge Capt 
Hawkins Judgm* given him in Court of 500 pound to be in 
full force against him the s d Joseph: but in case the s d 
Joseph keepe the Conditions afore expressed then I the s d 
Benjamin Gillom doe acquitt & release & dyscharge the 
s d Joseph Armitage his Executor 8 & Assignes from Capt 
Thomas Hawkins from his heires executo re & Assignes from 
all debts dues & demands, except a bill of M r Edward Paines 
of ten pounds and if the condition above named be kept by 
the s d Joseph Armitage, then I Benjamin Gillom doth cleare 



282 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

him of all the ingagements above named, to w ch payment wee 
interchangeably sett o r hands 3 d 5 mo Y 49 
Witnes W m Phillips Benjamin Gillom 

Nicholas Phillips. the marke of Joseph 

Armitage. 

Whereas here is a mention in this Covenant of a Bill of 
ten pounds to M r Edward Paine, this we doe testify, that 
Benjamin Gillom did pmise in o r heareing to acquitt the s d 
Joseph Armitage of that ten pounds, as well as of the debt 
of Capt Hawkins, if the s d Joseph doth pforme the conditions 
w th in mentioned. & we do testify further, that the s d Joseph 
did pay to Benjamin Gillom fourty pounds in goods & p a 
bill of fyve pounds uppon Lieften* Savage, to the s d Benja- 
mins acceptance, & all this was done the 17 day of M. 5. 
1649. witnes o r hands. 

Robert Keaine 
The marke of ffra: 
Smith 
John Hore. 

29 (2) 1650. i attested the sealing of a bond of James 
Mattock & John Synderland of 40 11 for paym* of 20 U to Nich- 
olas Meredith 31 (3). next in Bristoll or 25" to Rich. Russell 
31(3) 1651. in mercht. dry cod fish price current. Dat 29. 
(2) -L6-AO.. 

[Page 255.] 

7 (3) 16.54 Robt Willis constituted Georg Ladd his true 
& lawfull Att r : to aske of Robt Jones &c a certaine debt of 
24 hundd pounds Sugar due by bill Dat. 18 Oct. 1649. being 
obligatory for pay mt of 1213 pounds Muscavados Sugar. w th 
power to acquit compound sue &c: & to substitute one At- 
turney or more w th like or limited power, ratifying irrevocably 
what is by him so due. 

Also I attested a Copie of the Bill of Robt Jones to Robt 
Willis of 2400 pounds sugar for paymt of 1213 pound Mus- 
cavados sugar at Boston freight free. w eh bill beares Dat. 28. 
(8) 1649. 

Also I attested another Copie 26 (4) 1650. & another tre 
Att r . to M r John Turner. 26 (4) 1650. 

7 (3) !. Noverint univ r si p pntes me Jacoba Blom- 
field de Boston infra Nova Angl in America planters teneri 
et firmiter obligari Jacobo Everill de Boston p r d shoemaker 
in Sexde 0611 librio bone et legalis monet Aug d sol vend eidem 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 283 

Jacobo Everill aut suo certo Atturnat Exec Administ vel 
Assignatis suis Ad qua quide solucone bene et fideliter 
faciend oblige me heredes exec et Administ meos firmiter p 
psentes. Sigillo meo Sigillat Dat vicesimo die martij Anno 
Dni milesimo sexcent quadragesim onono -LS.1 . ; 

The condicon of this Obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden James Blomfield his Exor Administ or Assignes or 
any of them doe well & truly satisfy & pay or cause to be 
satisfy ed & payd unto the above named James Everel his 
Exor Administ or certaine Assignes the full & just summe 
of Eight pounds of good & lawfull money of England (for 
so much p d for him to M r Gilford Leake for phisick & his 
passage to New England) at or uppon the tenth day of May 
now next ensueing the Date hereof w th out fraud or farther 
delay that then the above written oblegacon to be voyd & of 
none effect or els to remaine in full force strength & vertue. 
Sigillat Deliberat in pntia ura 

Edw. Bendall James Blomfield & a scale. 

Nathaniel Sowther 
Thomas Painter 
W m Blanchard. 

. 

-A true bill of Account of the Disbursments of M r James 
Everill of Boston for James Blomfield. 

11. s. d. 

Imprimis p d M r Gilford Leake for phisick for him 

& for his passage fro Barbados to New England 08.00.00 

It for 24 weekes dyet 06.10.00 

It for 2 p r of stockings 00.03.04 

It for a wastcoate 00.08.08 

It for a suite & coate 01.00.00 

It for a shirt 00.05.10 

It for a suite & short coate of broad cloth . . 03.03.11 
It for steele white wine sugar strong water cur- 

rens & licorish 00.06.08 

It one paire of shoes ...... 00.04.06 

It p so much paid M r Starr for phisick . . 00.18.00 



21.00.11 

Subscribed by James Blomfield 

in presence of James Blomfield 

Edw. Bendall 

Thomas Painter 

Nathaniel Sowther 

W m Blanchard. 



284 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 256.] 

To all people whom these pnts shall come James Blom- 
field of Boston in N: England planter sendeth greeting &c: 
whereas James Everill of Boston afores d shoomaker for my 
reliefe in my greate distresse & weakness hath disbursed 
divers sumnies of money for my redemption & passage from 
Barbados to N. England & for Dyet phisick & apparell after 
my comeing there for the recovery of my health, to the value 
of twenty one pounds & upwards the w ch I am not able to 
make payment for here, And whereas my loveing father 
Alexander Blomfield late of London Inholder deceased by his 
last Will & Testam*. did give & bequeath unto mee the said 
James Blomfield his naturall sonne a certaine Legacie or be- 
quest to a good value out of which I desire satisfaction may 
be made unto the s d James Everill for his Disbursments for 
me in my great Extremity. Now know yee that I the s d 
James Blomfield for the true payment & satisfaction of the 
s d James Everill or his certaine Assignes his s d Disburs- 
ments for me as afores d , have given granted assigned made & 
set over & by these pnts doe give grant make assigne & set 
over unto the s d James Everill his heires Execute 18 Ad- 
mistrat or certaine Assignes the full surnme of twenty one 
pounds & eleven shillings of lawfull money of England 
to be truly p d him or them or any of them out of my 
s d Legacy or bequest (in case my loveing mother doe 
not satisfy the same uppon Demand or w th in some short 
time after. And I the s d James Blomfield doe like- 
wise by these pntes constitute ordeine & appoint the s d 
James Everill or his certaine Atturney for him to aske 
demand & receive the s d summe of twenty one pounds 
& eleven shillings of my s d ffathers Executo or Ad- 
ministrate or whomsoever els it is or shalbe payable 
from, to the use of the s d James Everill. Giving & by 
these pnts granting unto the s d James Everill or his cer- 
taine Atturney my full power & lawfull Authority by suite 
of Lawe or any other legall & lawfull way or course to 
recover & receive the same, tres of Acquittance or other law- 
full discharge for the same for mee & in my name to make 
seale & Deliver, And to doe what soever thing or things w ch 
shalbe needfull & expedient in & about the premisses as 
effectually in lawe as if I had done the same my selfe in 
my owne pson, And thereunto I bind my selfe my heires 
execut & Administrato 8r firmly by these pntes in the 
summe of forty pounds of like current money to be 
forfeited & paid. In witnes I the s d James Blomfield 
have hereunto set my hand & seale the twenty first 



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285 



day of March An Dni one thousand six hundred fourty 



nine. 



1649 



James Blomfield & a scale. 



Sealed & dd in psnce of 
Nathaniel I Sowther 
Edw. Bendall 
Thomas Painter 
W m Blanchard. 



8 (3) iSAA Memorand that whereas I have rec d of Alex. 
Monro of Boston N. Engl. a butt of wine at 12 U price : 
w ch I pmise to make a true & faithfull Acc to him of the 
sale thereof & to send him returnes thereof by the first con- 
veyance in merchantable Tobaco or other vendble goods at 
price currant : in witnes whereof I have hereunton set my 
hand this 14 tu of the (4) th month la. 
Witnes Benjamin Negus. W m Righton. 



[Page 257.1 
14 (3) ULAO. 
Cap* Henry Gay 
10 th . 



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John Parris 
Capt. Aaron 



M r Richard Spans wick 
Williams D rs . 8** T . the 



To money to Capt W ys . 

To money & goods to yo r men 

To goodman Hart 

To Cordage to M r Allin 

To 1775 foote of Boards 

To goodman Cotton for meate 

To 3698 U of Beefe 

To 10 : bushells salt . 

To the Joyners 

To Cormont the mason . 

To M r Gillom 

To a pound of twine - . 

To 2C : 47 U of Cordage . 

To Henry Belford 

To nailes .... 

To 310 y^. Canvas 

To M r parris his man 

To 20 gallon oyle 

To 4200i u of bread 

To 100 bushells of pease 

To 1 Barrell powder 

To match .... 

To Ludkins the Smith . 

To Davis the Smith 



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To 10: Tunns Caske 

To M r Rashley . 

To a butt of Sack 

To 56. gall: strong water 

To 2 : Sheepe skins 

To 6 : Doz : 1. pound Candles 

To 3. Kintalls Basse 

To 9. Kintalls Codfish 

To M r Davis the Apothecary 

To Capt Dobson . 

To a Cable 

To Arnold for Beefe 

To M r Venno r : . 

To Clarke the Smith 

To Garret the Smith 

To the Saile maker 

To M r Shrimpton 

To a firkin of butter 

To phippeni for blocks 

To Brother Hudson 

To Ensigne Manning 

To goodman Gillom 

To a barrell of flowre 

To M r Rashley . 

To pump leather . 

To Peter Daughton 

To D is burs men ts p me 

To W m Billing . 

To Michael Calender 

To a fine for Richard Mustthin 

To a fine for Henry Belford 

To a fine for Peter Daton 

To wood 

To 1. hhd Salt" . 

To 20. doz. knives 

To Lines 



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[Page 258.] 



P Contra Cr: 



To two hundd sixty fyve pounds elephants 
tooth ....... 

To 21: ounces@i q e ter of Gold 



li. 88. d. 

15 : 00 : 00 
42 : 02 : 00 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 287 

11. 88. d. 

To freight for M r Lake 09 : 00 : 00 



66 : 02 : 00 

Rest to Ballance . 481 : 00 : 03 

Erro rs excepted p me 

Aaron Williams : 
see more p 277. 

more w ch we allow the Major for provision for his money 

50 U - sterl. 

John P arris 
Aaron Williams 

14 (3) 16.5_o Boston this 4 th Jan. 1649 

Loveing friends & gent. Capt Henry Gay & M r Richard 
Spanswick: haveing rec d a letter of credit from yo u unto New 
England for the getting out of yo r vessell for Guiney, & at 
my arrivall here Major Generall Gibons have accepted it, p 
w ch power I have formerly charged three Bills of Ex c : of two 
hundd pounds uppon yo u w ch I hope you have made good 
paym*. & now at the Ballancing of o r Accounts w th the 
Major there comes to yo r ptes to pay for yo r halfe the summe 
of seventy pounds ten shillings & fyve pence, for w ch somme 
have charged three Bills of Ex c : uppon yo u , w ch I hope yo u 
will make good paym*: to soe doeing I rest 

Yo rs to Comand as God 
enableth 

Aaron Williams. 

15 (3) 1650. Shipped by the grace of God in good order 
& well conditioned by Theodore Atkinson of Boston in & 
uppon the good Catch called the Remember, whereof is M r 
under God for his p r sent Voyage John Browne & now ride- 
ing at Anchor in the harbo r of Boston & by Gods grace 
bound for the Island of Barbathos, to say, fourty Kintalls of 
Basse fish for the Account of M r John Wilkins of London 
haberdasher of hatts being marked & numbered as in the 
Margent. & are to be dd in the like good order & well con- 
ditioned at the afores d port of Barbados (the danger of the 
seas only excepted) unto me Peter Mudd or to his Assignes 
he or they paying freight for the s d goods at three pounds p 
Tunne in Sugar at price current w th primage & averadge 
accustomed. In witnes whereof the Master or purser of the 
s d ship hath affirmed to three Bills of ladeing all of this tenor 
& date, the one of w ch three Bills being accomplished, the 



288 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

other to stand void. & so God send the good Ship to her 
desired port in safety. Amen. 

Dated in Boston in New England this 13. of May. l-. 

By me John Browne. 

16 (3) 15.-5.-2. Know all men whom these p r sents shall 
concern e that I Edward ffilpot Guner of the Peregrine doe 
make constitute & ordeine my trusty & welbeloved friend 
& in my place & steed putt my trustie & welbeloved 
friend W m Cotton of Boston to aske, demand leavie recover 
& receive the summe or summes of six pounds twelve shil- 
lings & eight pence, w ch s d summe or summes are in cattle 
upon apprisall as two or three men shall prise them 

[Page 259.] 

in the hand of Martin Saunders of Brain tree, & in case of 
refuseall of Delivery of the s d goods my s d Atturney hath by 
these presents full power to sue accept, imprison or impleade 
the body or goods of the s d Martin Saunders psecuting tbe 
law to the utmost, & in case of receipt of the s d summe 
or summes I give him power to give the said Martin 
Saunders as full & free a discharge as if I my selfe were 
psonally p r sent, Witnes my hand & scale this 25 th of Decem- 
ber. Anno Dni 16.A1. 

Signed and dd in Edward Philpott & a scale, 

presence of 
Henry Walton 
Roger Williams. 

28 (3) 1&&0.. By these p r sents I John Thompson Mariner 
acknowledge to owe & bee indebted to ffrances Willoughby 
of Charlstowne for sailes & cordage had of the shipp provi- 
dence that was : in the full & just summe of twenty eight 
pounds ten shillings, & doe hereby bind & ingage my selfe 
heires & assignes to pay the same unto the s d Willoughby 
in good merchantable dry cod fish to be Delivered at Charls- 
towne by the tenth of June next at price current witnes my 
hand this 25 th of Aprill, ULLa. 

Witnes John Thompson. 

Robert Longe 
Robert Hale. 

10 (4) iS-5-9. Know all men whom these p r sents shall 
concerne that I Thomas Turner of Hingham doe release 
acquit & discharge Elias Parkman of Boston of all Covenants 
Bills bonds reckonings dues & demands from the begining 
of the world to this day, & whereas I am informed that 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 289 

Joseph Armitage hath served the s d Elias Parkman w th 
a warrant in reference to a Covenant about the barke 
Supply I haveing assigned it over to the s d Joseph, I doe 
now find uppon further examination of the Account that the 
s d Elias had fully satisfyed & pay d his full due for three 
quarter pts of the barke Supply before that I assigned over 
the Covenant to the s d Joseph Armitage, & that this is the 
reall truth I have hereunto sett my hand this 4 th day of 
June Anno Dm. * 660 . 

Signed & dd in pnce of Thomas Turner. 

Tho: Clarke 
Edw: Colcord 
Rich: Waite 
Henry Walton. 

[Page 259.] 

Articles of Agreem* indented & made the 23 th of the 4 th 
month 1643 betweene Edw. Bendall of Boston & Tho: 
Joyes of the same in maner & forme following. 
Imprimis the s d Edw. hath bargained & sould unto the s d 
Thomas sixty two foote of ground be it more or lesse as it is 
now market & sett forth lying on the north side of the Con- 
duit Creeke over against W m Hudsons the yong r . & so north 
& northwest as farr as the highway will admitt, pvided he 
come not w th in twenty foote of the corner post towards the 
southeast & so to range w th in sixteene foote of the other 
poste & so on to the northeast corner of the ground to the 
highway : The s d Edward filling up the hollow ground next 
the creeke, so as it may be fitt to receive goods that shall 
land, betweene the makeing hereof & six weekes following, 
the s d Thomas haveing liberty of bringing any vessell thither 
w th his owne goods : yet so as not to hinder the harbouring 
of other vessells through his neglect or long continuance 
there, pvided that the s d Edward remove all the pipe staves 
& bolts w th in two months next after the makeing hereof, & 
in case they lye longer then to allow the s d Thomas after fyve 
shillings p month for so long as they shall lye there, To have 
& to hould the s d ground w th these liberties unto the s d 
Thomas his heires & Assignes from henceforth & for ever so 
long as the s d Edward his heires & assignes is to have it of 
the towne of Boston. 

Itm it is further covenanted bargained & agreed uppon be- 
tweene the s d pties, that for & in consideration of the above 
s d premisses, the s d Thomas shall pay unto the s d Edward & 
his Assignes, the summe of thirty pound, viz* 20 U in good 



290 ASPINWALL NOTAEIAL RECORDS. 

merchantable fish at the price current, & in shooes & linnen 
& wollen cloth & 40 8 . in moneys w th in six weekes next after 
the date hereof, & ten pounds to be pd in worke as reason- 
ably as other men will worke w th in thirteene weekes next en- 
sueing, the s d Thomas keeping in repaires at his owne cost 
& charges all the water worke of the s d sixty two foote, so 
long as he or his heires or assignes enjoy it & That the 
s d Thomas shall erect & sett up w th in two yeares space next 
after the Date hereof one house uppon the s d ground, of one 
hundred pounds price for ornament to the place, And further 
what goods shalbe laid either in the house so built, or ground 
(excepting his owne) shalbe lyable to pay the accustomed 
wharfage unto the s d Edward & his Assignes. In witnes o r 
hands the day & yeare aboves d 

Signed & dd in the pnce of Thomas Joy his marke. 

Philemon Pormort 
James Ripper 

[Page 260.] 

13 (4) J-65.0. Whereas there are divers differences de- 
pending betweene John Peters M r of the shippe ffortune & 
John Parris merch* about the s d Shipp & Iron bought by 
the s d Parris of the s d Peters we the s d John Peters & John 
Parris by o r free & mutuall consent have referred all differ- 
ences betweene us from the begining of the world unto this 
psent sixteenth day of May one thousand six hundd & fifty 
unto major Generall Gibons as umpire Nicholas Davison & 
George Lad Arbitrators indiffently chosen betweene us to 
determine & finally to conclude the same & do p these 
presents bind o r selves each to other in the penall summe of 
one thousand pounds sterl to stand to theire award & finall 
determination, as witnes o r hands the day & yeare above 
written. 

signed H diet 
John Peters 
John Parris 

We whose names are here under written being Arbitrators 
chosen by John Peters & John Parris as in the writeing 
above expressed to conclude of the differences betweene 
them, have heard both theire Allegations & seriously weighed 
the same doe hereby finally determine & award the same as 
followeth. 

1. Concerning the Iron being seventeene Tunns three 
hundred w ch the s d John Parris bought of the s d John Peters, 
we award that the s d John Parris shall pay for the same 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 291 

after the rate of fourteene pounds the Tunne, & if the s d 
John Peters can make it appeare it cost more in Holland 
sterl money that then the s d Parris is to allow so much more, 
all w ch is to be allowed after the shipp ffortunes arrivall at 
Barbados from Guiney. 

2. Whereas there were Charter pties drawne betweene 
the s d parties at the Barbados for the hire of the s d shipp {for- 
tune it is agreed betweene them that the s d Charter parties 
shalbe void & of none effect, & the later agreem* made 
betweene them in New England to stand in force, to w ch we 
cannot but consent & award. 

3. We award, being p the s d Peters agreed unto, that 
what money the s d John Parris have paid unto the s d John 
Peters, w ch is two hundred & fifty pounds sterl, that the 
s d Peters is to allow the s d Parris, for the forbearance & 
adventure of the same as two indifferent meu shall judge, 
w ch is according to Charter party. 

4 We award that John Parris shall give unto the s d John 
Peters at the arrivall of the s d shipp ffortune from Guiney to 
the Island of Barbados one Negro boy cleare of all Charges, 
being lawfully demanded p the s d Peters or his assignes. 

Edward Gibons, Nicholas Davison, Georg Lad Acknowl- 
edged by John Peterson the 12 th of the 4 th m. 1650. before 
me Increase Nowell. 

Also I attested a Copie. 

13. (4) 1 ^ 50 In the name of God Amen. This Charter 
ptie of a freightment made betweene John Parris Merch* of 
New England of thone ptie, & John Peters of the same 
place afores d on thother ptie, Witnesseth that the s d John 
Peters being Owner of the good shipp called the ffortune of 
New England burthen one hundredd & twenty Tunns or 
thereabouts now rideing at Anchor in Charls River in New 
England aforesaid 

[Page 261.] 

hath granted & letten to freight unto the s d John Parris all 
the afores d shipp ,w th all her appurtenances what soever, to 
say masts yardes sailes anchors Cables uptackles ground 
tackles together w th foure Gunns & all other necessaries 
thereto belonging fitting for her intended voyage w ch is in 
manner & forme following, that is to say, so soone as wind & 
wether shall pmitt the s d Ship ffortune to saile p Gods grace 
for the coast of Guiney or any other lawfull port or place 
where the s d John Parris shall send her, And the s d John 
Peters doth covenant & agree that the s d shipp ffortune shall 



292 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

continue in the s d John Parris his service eight months at 
the least or sixteene months at the most, & further the s d 
John Peters doth covenant & agree to & w th the s d John 
Parris that in case the s d ship ffortune happen to want in the 
interim of the voyage any appurtenances whatsoever, that he 
the s d John Parris is to furnish the s d shipp w th all, And he 
the s d John Peters doth covenant & agree to & w th the s d 
John Parris to allow him for what he shall so disburst, to- 
gether w th so much pvision for his money w ch shalbe laid out, 

as two men indifferently chosen between 
I also attested them shall judge of. And the s d John Par- 
a Copie. ris doth Covenant & agree to & w th the 

s d John Peters to victuall the s d shipp 
ffortune & to find & allowe a competent Company of men 
to saile her & to pay all such wages as shall grow due to 
the men w th in the terme of the s d voyage. And further 
the s d John Parris doth Coven* & agree for himselfe & his 
Assignes to pay unto the s d John Peters or his Assignes the 
summe of thirty pound sterl p month after her arrivall at 
Barbados or any of the Leeward Hands w th in fourty dayes 
after her discharge in goods of the Country according to the 
price Current, as also to allow & give unto the s d John 
Peters sufficient security for what freight shall then grow 
due, before any goods be taken out of the afores d ship. In 
witnes whereof the pties above named have to this Charter- 
ptie put to theire hands & scales the 10 th day of Decemb. 
An . 1649 Annoq Rx: 
Sealed & dd in the presence of us 
Rob* Long the marke of the 

John Van hoegaerden s d John H Peters & a scale. 

John Rich bell 

Acknowledged the 12 th of the 4 th m. 1650 before me 
Increase Nowell 

[Page 262.] 

18 (4) 1 ^ 50 Shipped by the grace of God in good order & 
wel conditioned by mee John Parris in & upon the good 
Ship called the S* Martine of Allickemore whereof is mast r 
under God for this present voyage Martine Jacobs & now 
riding at Anchor in the River of Charlestowne & by Gods 
grace bound for the He of Maderas to say one hundred sixty 
fy ve kint of dry fish ten thousand two hundred thirty six pipe- 
staves eight hundd of hhd staves thirty Rowles of Barbados 
Tobacco, weighing one thousand nine hundd & fifty nine 
pounds being marked & numbered as in the margent, & are to 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 293 

be Delivered in the like good order & wel conditioned at the 
af orses d port of Maderas (the danger of the seas only excepted) 
unto Edward Sommous & Richard Pickford or to theire 
Assignes, he or they paying freight for the s d goods according 
to Charter ptie w th primage & avarage accustomed. In wit- 

nes whereof the master or purser of the 
also I attested s d ship hath affirmed, to three bills of 
a Copie, lading all of this tenor and date, the one 

of w ch three bills being accomplished, the 
other two to stand void. And so God send the good ship 
to her desired port in safety. Amen. Dated in Charles 
towne this 10 th X** 1649. 

Deese persecles out fourd die 26 icht on bebrent maerten 
Jacobson. Deposed 24 (4) 1650 by wil: Stanno that this is 
a true Copie of the bills of ladeing & of the goods shipped 

before me ' Increase Nowell. 

18 (4) 1650 Shipped p the grace of God in good order 
& well conditioned by mee John Parris & John Hill in & 
uppon the good Ship called the S* Martin of Allickmore 
whereof is M r under God for this present voyage Martin 
Jacobs & now riding at anchor in the River of Charls. and 
by Gods grace bound for the Isle of Maderas to say ninety 
seven and a half Kint of dry fish being for the acc of wee 
the s d John Parris & John Hill & are to be Delievered in the 
like good order & well conditioned at the afores d port of the 
Maderas the dangers of the seas only excepted unto M r 
Edward Sommans or to his assignes he or they paying freight 
for the s d goods six & a halfe Ryalls p Kent w th primage & 
& average accustomed. In witnes whereof 
also I attested the master or purser of the s d ship hath 
a copie, affirmed, to three bills of ladeing all of this 

tenor & date, the one of w ch three bills be- 
ing accomplished thother two made void, And so God send 
the good ship to the s d port Amen. Dated in Charles towne 
this 10 th of X 1 **. J^LiJL. 

Deese perseels out fange die 26 icht out bebrent Maerten 
Jacopse. 

Taken uppon oath 20 (4) m. 1650 by W m Stanno before 
me William Hibbins. 



18 (4) -LSifi- Barbados 

ffor as much as Martin Jacobson master of the good ship 
called the S* Martin of Alickmore was freighted by Edward 
Sommas & Richard Pickford Merch ts in the Maderas & from 
thence to this Hand aboves d & from this Hand after freight- 
ing to saile for the Port of Hamborough or Lisbone as by 



294 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Charter pty may appeare made between the s d master & the 
s d merch* 8 but the s d Merchants Agents or faco rs could not in 
any manner pforme w th the s d master according to Charter 
pty (wherefore the s d John Parris & Robert Pickford in the 
behalfe of themselvs &. their imployers in the Maderas doe 
coven* & agree to & w th the s d Master shall as soone as he 
shall have taken so much merchandiz as shall amount to three 
hundd pounds sterl w ch shalbe for security for the aboves d 
masters freight) then directly to set saile from this Island for 
the Port of Boston in New England & the s d shipp and goods 
arriveing at the port afores d the s d master is to Deliver all 
such goods & merchandise as the s d Parris & Pickford shall 
lade aboard the s d shipp (unto such merch t8 there) as they 
shall consigne the same 

[Page 263.] 

provided the s d Merch* 8 shall give unto the s d master suffi- 
cient security to lade in the above shipp the above s d quan- 
tity of goods And after the Delivery or Unladeing of the 
afores d ship The s d Merch t8 at Boston w th all convenient 
speed shall lade the s d shipp w th such merchandise as they 
shall have order from the s d Parris & Pickford (it being to 
the value above specifyed for the Masters security And the 
s d master there being laded shall directly saile God sending 
faire wind & wether for the Island of the Maderas & there 
to receive his freight to the full That is to say from the day 
of the Date hereof untill his s d ship shalbe discharged in the 
Maderas by the s d imployers for the freight foure hundred 
& seventy Holland guilders or two hundred thirty fyve Cru- 
sadoes Portingall money to be p d for every month as long as 
the s d ship shall continue in the s d Imploy or service And 
further the s d ffactors doe for themselves & mercht 8 coven* 
w th the s d master that if he shall have ocas ion to vse the 
summe of thirty pounds sterl in New England to buy him 
any kind of provision for the s d shipp he shall receive the 
same at Boston afores d , And according to the true intents & 
meaning of these presents the pties aboue said have put to 
theire hands & scales to all w ch the pties above specifyed doe 
interchangably doe bind themselvs each unto other in the 
full summe of foure hundd pounds sterl witnes o r hands & 
scales this first day of August ould stile Anno Dom. 1 ^ 49 
Signed sealed & dd 

in presence of Maerton Jacopson 

Vanckerth B Mol 
Thorn Coy man. 

Also I attested a Copie. 



ASPLNAVALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 295 

22. (4) 13-5-Q.. I attested an affidavit of John Partridge 
taken before M r W m Hibbins. That he was a Magistrate 
amongst us. 

25. (4) iSAS.. David Yale of Bosto in N. E: merch 1 did 
constitute M r Rob* Ingram of gratious streete London merch* 
his true & lawfull Att r : granting him power to aske &c of & 
from M r Peter Jones & M r Henry Quintyne all summe or 
summes &c: w th all damages for not accepting nor paying his 
Bills of Ex: drawne uppo them by theire order, or any other 
summes due fro any other pson whereof he hath formerly 
writ or shall write: & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
& generally to do all things &c: w th power to substitute &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare &c: to sue implead 
&c: ratifying &c: 

21. (4) 1650. I attested a Copie of M r Yales Acc. w th 
M r Jones & M r Quintyne. Also a Copie of M r Jones & M r 
Quintynes 

[Page 264.] 

tre Att r to M r Yale Dat. 15 (7) 1648. Also a Copie of M r 
Jones tre of the 15 th March 1649. & M r Jones & M r Quin- 
tynes tre of the 27 th March 1649. 

27 (4) 1AM. .Wee ffrancis Norton John Allen & Nich- 
olas Davison doe acknowledge o r selves to be indebted unto 
M r Marmaduke Randon & M r John Hart Resident in Bilboa 
the full summe of fyve hundred fourty & seven pounds ten 
shillings to be p d unto them or theire Assignes betweene the 
tenth & twentieth of June one thousand six hundred fifty & 
one in good merchantable dry Cod fish at the price Currant 
of the Country, & to be Delivered at the He of Shoales & to 
the pfonnance of w ch to be dd uppon the Rock we doe bind 
o r selves o r Executo 1 " 8 Administrate 18 or assignes severally & 
jointly in a bond of a thousand pounds Sterlinge Witnes 
o r hands & scales Charletowne in New England the 14. of 
June. 1650. 

ffrancis Norton 
John Allen 

I promise to answ r for one third p* of fyve hundred forty 
& seven pounds ten shillings: w ch is one hundd eighty two 
pound ten shillings 

p me Nicholas Davison 

29 (4) 1650 Uppon the request of M r Nich: Treryce 
I W m A spin wall Not & Tabellion publ by Authority of the 
Generall Court of the Massachusetts admitted & svvorne, doe 



296 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL, RECORDS. 

in his name & his Imployers ptest against yo u Richard 
Thurstone for intertaineing his Boatswaine being not by 
him discharged, & for baileing the s d Boatswaine Robert 
Herrington being by the s d Nicholas Trerice arrested, & for 
all damages w^ he the s d Trerice or his Imployers Owners 
or Merch* 8 shall suffer thereby, for all w ch yo u shalbe re- 
sponsall in time & place convenient. This Protest was read 
& published unto the s d Richard Thurston the 29 th of June 



2 (5) 1650 I attested a bill of ladeing of Martin 
Jacobson to John Parris for one hh d beefe & one barrell: & 
a Copie of another writeing Dat. 25. (9) 1649 subscribed 
James Neall 

2 (5) 1650 Shipped by the Grace of God in good order 
& well conditioned by mee John Parris in & uppon the good 
shipp called the S l Martin of Allickmore whereof is Master 
under God for this p r sent voyage martin Jacobs & now ride- 
ing at Anchor in the river of Charls & by Gods grace bound 
for He Maderas, to say, one hhd beefe & one barrell being 

[Page 265.] 

for the Acc of Garret Lambertson being marked & numbred 
as in the margent & are to be dd in the like good order & 
well conditioned at the afores d port of Maderas the danger 
of the seas only excepted unto Garret Lambertson or to his 
Assignes he or they paying freight for the s d goods twenty 
shillings: w th primage & average accustomed. In witnes 
whereof the Master or purser of the s d shipp hath affirmed 
to three bills of ladeing all of this tenor & date, the one of 
w cb three bills being accomplished the other two to stand 
voyd & so God send the good shipp to her desired port in 
salty Amen. Dat in Charlestowne New England this 20 th 
of X ber . 1649. Deese perseelles out fauge maerdiegredere 
out bebrent bij mijr maerte Jacopso 

2 (5) i^Ao i j ames N ea l e Merch* Att r . of M r W m 
Reade inhabitant in the Isle of Madera do acknowledg to 
have received of M r John Parris Merch* an ace of thirty & 
two pipes of Madera wine, w ch did pply belong onto M r W m 
Reade & received by the s d m r Parris for his Acc of Manoel 
Pradesavedo the nett pduce whereof & ballance of s d Ac- 
counts comes to the summe of six thousand fyve hundred 
thirty & six pounds of Barbados Tobacco w ch at 2 d p pound 
come to the sume of fifty foure pounds nine shillings & 
foure pence w h I doe acknowledge to have received of the 



ASPDSTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 297 

s d M r John Parris & doe hereby acquitt & discharge him for 

the like value as witnes my hand this 25 th of Novemb. An . 

Dni Ifi-Al. 

Witnes James Neale. 

James Grollier 

Mary Hawkins. 

2. (5) 1650. Uppon the 2 (5) 1650. according to the 
Acc- of Engl: Before me W m Aspinwall Not & Tab: pub. 
by Authoritie &c: M r Hen Shrimpton demanded of Capt 
John Cramp to take in a pcell of fish according to charter 
pty w the Worp u Rowland Wilson & Martin Bradgate 
merch ts - The Cap* answered that his ship was not yet suffi- 
cient to take in his fish. W ch answ 61 " being well heard & un- 
derstoode. I the Not aforesaid at the request of tbe s d Hen 
Shrimpton & in his name & the name of his principalls did 
ptest & by these presents we p* against the s d Capt. John 
Cramp for all damages & demerage w ch the s d merch te shall 
or may susteine through his shipps insufficiencie & neglect 
to take in theire 

[Page 266.] 

fish according to Charter pty, for all w h the s d Capt Cramp 
shal be lyable to make due reparations in time & place con- 
venient. This prot was thus published unto the s d Capt 
Cramp by me the s d Notaiy. 

10 (5) 16-5 Uppon the request of M r Charls Saunders 
Master of the Shipp Charles, I W m Aspinwall Notarij & 
Tabellion publ by Authority of the Generall Court of the 
Massachusetts admitted & sworne uppon the 10 th day of the 
5 th month called July, Anno Dni ISAO.- Doe ptest against 
yo n John Towne for opposing him & hindering him from 
takeing away his masts, that whatsoever demorage & Dam- 
age he shall suffer by such yo r opposition yo u shalbe respon- 
sall & lyable to make him just & due reparations in time & 
place convenient. Quod virtute &c : 

12 (5) 1A- Uppon the 12 th day of July An Dni 
1650. I W m Asp: Notary & Tabellion publ &c: at the 
request of Capt Barnaby Stanfast Comander of the W m & 
George of London, Doe ptest against yo u Symon Bo w yer, 
Thomas Hunt, Edmund Newton, Edmund Chapman, W m 
Johnson, Nathaniel Robertson, Charles say, Richard Webber, 
John Potter, John Bennet, & Edward Henman, for absent- 
ing from his shipp, for lyeing ashoare, for neglecting the duty 
of yo r places, and damages w h he & his princiaplls & own- 



298 ASPJCSTWALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 

ers M r Michael Davison, M r Henry Day, M r Richard Nett- 
maker, M r Thomas Tailor &c. shall or may suffer thereby, & 
by yo r psecutiohs of him one Count after another whereby 
his voyage is hindered & like to be overthrowne, for all w ch 
yo u the s d Bower, Hunt, Newton, Chapman, Johnson, Robert- 
son, Say, Webbar, Potter, Bennet, & Henman, & each of yo u 
shalbe responsall, & lyable to make them just & due repara- 
tions in time & place convenient. Thus done & passed in 
the towne of Boston by mee the s d Notary: Quod virtute &c: 

15. (5) JJLLO Uppon the 13 th day of the 5 th month l^-^o. 
according to the Acc of England before me W m Asp: 
Notary &c: psonally appeared Symon Boyer, Nathaniel Roberts 
Edward Henman, Edmund Newton, Charles Say, Richard 
Webber, Thomas Hunt, John Bennet, John Potter, W m 
Jones & Edmund Chapman, w ch Appearers required mee the 
s d Notary for them & in theire names to protest against Capt 
Barn, Stanfast. & against any voyage p r tended or intended 
by him (in the W m & George) except the Port of London, 
& also against that port except the ship be sufficiently manned 
& victualled & under another Comand r , & all this by reason 
of theire bad usage & his breach of Coven*. Accordingly I 
the s d Notarij at the request afores d & uppon the grounds 
alledged 

[Page 267.] 

by them, doe ptest against yo u Capt Stanfast & against any 
voyage p r tended or intended by yo u in the W m & George ex- 
cept for the Port of London, & against that also except Well 
victualled & manned & under another Comander, that what- 
ever casualty or Damage they have or further may suffer or 
that the Merch ts & owners shall or may suffer for the reasons 
above expressed or for any other Reason what soever, yo u 
Cap* Barnaby Stanfast are the Originall & cause thereof, & 
shalbe justly lyable to make due reparations therefore in time 
& place convenient. Thus done & passed in the towne of 
Boston, & published in p r sence of M r Georg Newman M r 
Roger Spencer. 
Quod virtute &c: 

Also I gave a Copie of this. 

15 (5) 1AAQ. Uppon the 15 th day of July JLfiifi. Capt 
Barnaby Stanfast, required mee by Notary afors d to affix this 
his answer to the pticulars of the foregoing ptest, & to pub- 
lish the same to his men ; ffirst that he is Determined suffi- 
ciently to victuall his shipp ere shee dept the port, & that 
shee shalbe sufficiently manned except they be the cause of 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 299 

Default by falling of from the shipp : As for another 
Comand r if they have power to substitute one he will not 
hinder them ; & whereas they ptest against all ports save 
London ; his Answer is he intends for London, though not 
directly, the pfitt of his Imployers not suffring. But if yo u 
absolutly resolve 'against all other ports : his answer is that if 
yo u will give him good security to the value of three thou- 
sand pounds (to be given him w th in two dayes next follow- 
ing) that the ship shall set saile hence by the 10 th of Sep- 
temb r next & from hence shall goe directly for London, & 
that yo n will deliver up the s d shipp to the Merch ts & owners 
w h he shall direct (such danger of the seas excepted w ch 
human prudence & pvidence could not foresee nor prevent) 
together w th what freight may grow due homeward bound : & 
that all of yo u the aforesaid protesters will saile in the s d ship 
to the afores d port of London, then the s d Capt Barnaby 
Stanfast will deliver upp the s d ship into yo r hands & yo u 
may appoint such Comander as may seeme best. This answ r 
I the Not: afors d did read unto the s d Symon Boyer, Nathan- 
iell Roberts, Thomas Hunt, Richard Webber, Edmund 
Chapman, Edmund Newton. 

Quod &c: 

Also I read it Edw Henman. John Potter. 

[Page 268.] 

17 (5) l&- Noverint universi p p r sentes we Johanne 
Parris de Charlestowne apud Novanglos Mer teneri et 
firmiter obligari Johani Maning de Boston CoJonia p r diet 
Merc quadringent libr sterlingor solvend eidem Johanni 
Manning sine cert suo Atturnat Execut vel Administ suis, 
ad qua quide solucone bene et fideliter faciend obligo me 
heredes exec et Administr meos firmiter p p r sentes. Dat 
sigillat. die 3 mensis vulgo July - 1 ^^-^-. 

The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden John Parris shall well & truly pay or cause to be 
p d to M r W m Peake Woollen Drap or Daniel Hoare or to 
theire Assignes at the signe of the Key in Canning streete in 
London, the full & just summe of two hundd pounds sterl 
for the use of the aboves d John Manning at or before the last 
of ffebruary next insueing that then this present obligacon 
shalbe utterly void & of none effect, otherwise to remaine hi 
full force & strength 

Sealed & dd in pnce of John Parris & a scale 

William A spin wall John Manning Jr. 

Richard Cooke 

I have cancelled this bond witnes my hand 26 (5) 1650. 



300 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

17 (5) 156 In the name of God A me This p r sent 
writeing of Charterpty indented made concluded & agreed 
uppon this sixteenth of July An Dni 1650. betweene John 
Parris Merch* of N. E: of the one pty, & John Thompson of 
Lime house in the Count of Middlesex mariner of the other 
pty, Witnesseth that the s d John Comand r of the good ship 
called the gift of God of London, burthen one hundd & twenty 
tonns or thereabouts now rideing at Anchor in Pascataqs 
river in N. E. afores d . hath granted & letten to freight unto 
the s d John Parris all the afores d Shepp w th all her apperte- 
nances whatsoever, to say, masts yards sailes anchors cables 
uptackles ground tackles, boates thereto belonging, together 
w th ten pcs of ordinances & all other necessaries thereto be- 
longing fitting for her intended voyage, w th eighteene seamen, 
w ch is in manner & forme following, that is to say the shipp 
the Guift of God shall saile p Gods grace from hence to the 
Barbados at or before the last day of August next ensue ing 
the Date hereof, & there to take aboard such a Cargazoone 
of goods fitting for a voyage for Guiney if in case the s d Jo: 
Parris can there pcure it, & from thence w th as much conven- 
ient speed as may be shall take her Course for Cape de Vird 
& so from thence to Cape Lopuz & to stay so long & unlade 
such goods & merchandizes as is or shalbe appointed by the 
s d John Parris or his Assignes: & also to lade such goods and 
merchandizes as the s d Parris or his Assignes shall lade aboard 
the s d shipp, & the s d Jo: Parris doth Coven* & grant p these 
p r sents that he his facto 18 Deputies or Assignes or some of 
them shall & will well & truly pay or cause to be p d unto the 
s d Jo. Thompson the summe of ninety & fyve pounds sterl p 
month for eight months certaine or twelve months uncertaine 
hi goods of the Barbados according to the price there cur- 
rant, w th in one month after the s d shipps arrivall there, & it 
is also covenanted & agreed p & betweene the s d pties to these 
psents that at the s d shipps arrivall at Barbados shall enter 
then into pay: Provided shee bee then ready to saile on her 
intended voyage w ch is in manner & forme afores d . & the s d 
John Thompson doth covenant pmise & grant that the s d shipp 
shalbe stanch & strong, as also well & sufficiently victualled 
tackled & 

[Page 269.] 

appaprelled w th eighteene seamen as afores d w th theire wages 
& all other necessaries at the s d J: Thompsons costs & 
charges, w ch is needfull & necessary in such a shipp & such a 
voyage. It is also covenanted & agreed by & betweene the s d 
pties that the s d John Thompson is to have one quarter pt of 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS . 301 

the s d shipp & cargo pro Rato, & it is likewise covenanted 
that the afores d men shalbe ready at all due times w th the 
boates of the s d shipp to serve the s d J. Parris his factors or 
Assignes to & from land dureing the s d voyage & also to dis- 
charge & Relade the s d shipp as opportunity shall serve, 

And it is also agreed by & betweene the s d pties to these 
presents that the s d M r or any of his men shall not receive 
aboard any goods or merchandizes from any man w th out first 
giveing notice to the s d John Parris his factors or Assignes 
to have one of theire consents, neither shall any of the sea- 
men of the s d shipp trade for any Negro or Negroes whatso- 
ever. And the s d J: Parris doth further Coven* to & w th the 
s d Jo: Thompson to buy the whole Cargo fitting for the in- 
tended Negro voyage if in case it may be pcured in the bar- 
bados, as also God sending the good shipp to her port in 
Guiney, the s d Thompson is to have foure Negroes freight 
free, provided he there buy them w th his owne goods. And 
it is further agreed by & betweene the s d pties to these pnts, 
that in case the s d Cargo cannot be pcured in the Barbados 
then the s d shipp being readie, to pceed on some other law- 
full designe untill a Cargo can be pcured & to have her 
freight as afores d . It is farther enacted & agreed that 
whereas it is afore expressed, No seaman shall take aboard 
any goods or merchandizes aboard the s d shipp, Wee do now 
agree they shall take aboard as much goods as shall amount 
to the summe of two hundd pounds sterl. to vend uppon the 
Coast, provided they buy no Negroes. In witnes whereof we 
the pties abovesaid have hereto sett o r hands & scales bind- 
ing o r selvs each to othar for the true pformance of all & 
singular the Coven td articles & agreem* 8 in the penall summe 
of two thousand pounds sterl the day & yeare first above 
written. 

Sealed & dd in the pnce John Parris & a scale 
of us, Robert Sedgwick John Thompson & a scale. 

John Allen 

Acknowledged the 16 th of the 5 th month 
1650. by M r John Parris & m r 
John Thompson before mee 
Increase Nowell 

I also attested a Copie 
the 18 (5) 1650. 
[Page 270.] 

18. (5) 1&A. I attested a tre Att r frorn John Hart to 
Richard Jarrett for recovery of debts & sale of land, 

18. (5) 1650. John Holgrave of Salem Constituted 



302 ASPINWALL NOTABIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 270.] 

John Parris of Charlestowne his true & lawful Att r . irrevo- 
cable for him & in his name but to his owne pper use to aske 
&c of Peter Mudd or any other that have received the value 
of two thousand weight of Tobacco (being a debt due fro 
Capt Nicholas Phillips Comander of the Mercht ffrigot of 
London to the s d Appearer). & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c. as in other trs Att r . 



18 (5) 115A. Uppon the 18 th day of the 5 th month 
called July An . Dni 1650 according to the Acc. of England 
Before mee W m Aspinwall &c: psonally appeared Thomas 
Lun of Boston hi N.E. me r . w ch Appearer required me the 
s d Notary for him & in his name to ptest against M r W m 
Greene Master of the good shipp called the Swallow of 
London for these reasons following ; first for that he did not 
sett saile from Gravesend towards New Engl. uppon the 
10 th of March 1649 according to pmise, nor till nienteene 
dayes after, to wit, the nien & twentieth of the same. 
Secondly that he did not take into his ship all the goods of 
the s d Lun according to pmise, notw th stauding he tooke in 
other merch t8 goods to whom he was not ingaged when first 
he pmised the s d Thomas Lun to take in his goods, by reason 
whereof the s d Tho. Lunne hath wanted time to pvide his 
Complem* of fish, & for want of his s d goods hath lost the 
opportunity of his Market. Uppon w ch grounds & reasons 
& at the request of the s d Tho. Lunne, I the Notary afore- 
said doe ptest against yo u m r W m Greene because yo r ship 
did not set saile from Gravesend according to pmise, nor did 
take in all his goods according to yo r engagement, that what 
soever Demorage or other Damage the s d Lunne is lyable 
unto, yo u the s d m r Greene are the cause thereof & shalbe 
justly liable to make him just & due separations in time & 
place convenient. Thus done & passed in the towne of 
Boston by me the s d Notary. Quod: &: 

Upon the reading of the w*hin mentioned prot. m r W m 
Greene replyed 1. that he did not coven* to set saile fro 
Gravesend by the 10 march as is p r tended. 2 ly that when 
the s d Th. Lun sent his goods aboard his ship, they were not 
rejected & therefore his protest is causles. 

20 (5) 1650. This Charterparty of a fraightm* made 
betwixt John Manning of Boston in New England Mech*. 
on y e one p*. and Joseph profitt of Lond m r ch*. on y e other 
pt : witnesseth y* y e s d John Manning doth Covenant, to, & 
w th . y 6 s d Joseph profit, to hire & lett to ffraight his good 
Kach, or vessell, (Caled y e Anne & Margrett) being of 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 303 

burthen thirty tonns, (or thereabout) for tenn pounds p 
month or another as suffitient, and ratable, for sick monthly 
pay, during her returne to Boston in New Engld. and y* she 
shall be fitt and ready, w th rigging, masts, sayles uptackells, 
ground tackels, six good mus quits, w th . good powder, & shott 
suffitient. And all other necessaries, fitting for a voyage of 
ten, or twelve monthes, att or before y 6 tenth day of Sep- 
temb r next, to sett sayle from 

[Page 271.] 

Newfoundland, for such port, or portes, as y 6 said Joseph 
proffit shall appoynt, and y 6 s d Jo n . Manning doth Covenant, 
y* y e said vessell shall be sound, & thight & fitt for such a 
voyage. And y e s d Joseph Profitt shall ffraight so much of 
her. as y e goods, he the s d . John Manning is to pay unto 
Joseph profitt will amount unto and y e s d John Manning doth 
Covenant to take to ffraight for y e s d voyage y e remayning 
pt of the sd vessell, or allow such proportion of her hire. 
And y e s d Joseph profitt doth Covenant for his pt to pay or 
Cause to be p d . unto y e s d Jo n . Manning or his assignes, att 
y e Arrivall of y s d vessell, att Boston in New England 
affores d So much fraight as his pt doth amount unto, after y e 
rate of tenn pounds p m th for y 6 whole, w th rigging, & other 
necessaries as afforesd: from y e s d tenth of September, untell y* 
returne of y e s d vessell to Boston, and they mutually aggree, 
to beare y e charge of men & victualls in Common betweene 
them, according to y e proportions of ther freight, the s d 
Jo n . Manning, ^Covenanting, to pvide, bread, beefe, porke, 
& pease, suffitient for six or eight months, voyage: accord- 
ing to prices here in New England. In witnesse whereof y e 
pties have Interchangably, sett to their hands, and scales, this 
ninteenth day of July Anno Dom. 13-6-0. 
Sighned sealed & delivered in p r sence John Manninge 

of Michell powell. 
Abraham Goade. 



20. (5) IS-A-fi.. Know all men by these p r sents, y* I John 
Manning, of Boston in New England: nVch*. do firmly bind & 
ingage my selfe, to pay or Cause to be p d unto Joseph profitt, 
or his assighnes, in y e Newfoundland somuch fish 

[Page 272.] 

and oyle viz*, one halfe refuse one. fourth pt Merchantable 
& one forth pt in oyle with Caske for y 6 same, sufficient & 
good, att y 6 Currant prices as is bought for money, and to 
deliver y 6 same aboard y 6 vessell hired by Charter pty, att or 



304 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

before y e tenth day of September next: I say somuch ffish &c 
as will amount unto y e sume of two hundred pounds ster or 
somuch, more or lesse, according to order from mickell powell 
of Boston in New Engld, in witnesse whereof I have hereunto 
sett my hand this nineteenth day of July Anno Dom. 16_5 o. 
In p r sence of Michell powell. John Manninge- 

20. (5.) -UL&o. i attested a certificate of M r Tho: Oliver 
& M r Geo: Stirke that W m Talbot mariner of the Eagle of 
Colchester W m Stevenson M r about Oct. 1648 was sick & 
lame & could not w th out pill of life goe in the s d ship: Also 
that Georg Munings marshalls Dept & keep doth testify that 
the s d Talbot was arrested to be carryed aboard but uppon 
M r Oliver & M r Stirks testimony to M r Winthro Gov r . he 
was discharged. 

20 (5) !. Uppon the 20 th day of July An Dni 1650. 
Before mee W m Aspinwall Notary &c: psonally appeared Sy- 
mon Boyer. W ch Appearer required mee the s d Notary for 
him & in his name & in the name of Thomas Hunt, Edmund 
Newton, Edmund Chapman, W Jones, Nathaniell Robert- 
son, Charls Say, Richard Webber, John Potter, John Bennet 
& Edw. Henman to enter theire reply unto Capt Barn. Stan- 
fast his Answ r to theire ptest as followeth, & the same to No- 
tify unto the s d Capt Standast, w ch reply followeth : 

Whereas Capt Stanfast questions o r power in putting in a 
Comander, wee doe deny any such power in o r selvs, neither 
doe wee desire any such power, but leave that to him selfe. 

And whereas he intends not to goe to London directly, 
o r intent is not to hinder, neither he nor the shipp, nor both 
of them to goe whither he pleaseth, pvided that he payeth us 
here o r wages that is due, and cleare us here. 

ffurther whereas he demandeth three thousand pound secu- 
rity, we find the ship to be alreadie ingaged for o r wages, fur- 
ther we have no need to hyre a ship, & therefore deny the 
giveing of any security. 

And whereas yo u injoyne us to take in such freight as shall 
present, pvided that he make the ship fitting to take in 
merch ts goods, 

[Page 273.] 

wee shall not deny the takeing of them in, if so be that he 
accept of going to London. This Answ r or reply was noti- 
fyed to the s d Capt Barnabie Stanfast the day & yeare above 
written by mee the s d Notary Quod virtute officy: &c: 

Also Capt Stanfast had a Copie under my hand. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 305 



23 (5) -1AM. M r W m Paine of Ipswich in N. E: consti- 
tuting M r Humphrey Hodges (liveing at M r Ri: or M r Robt 
Gayes in Barbados) his true and lawfull Att r : granting 
power &c: to aske &c: all such debt or debts due by bill bond 
or other wise as are due to him from M r Ralph Woory or 
M r John Dickinson & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c., & to sue &c: & to appeare in any 
Court &c: & generally to doe al things &c: w th power to sub- 
stitute one Att r : &c: Ratifying etc: 

Uppon the 9 th day of the 5 th month called July An . Dni 
16.5.0. according to the Acc of Engl. I W m Aspinwall Notary 
&c: the dayes being accomplished for ladeing fish aboard the 
swallow of London according to Coven*, at the request of 
W m M r of the s d ship & Att r & ffactor for the Merch* Elias 
Roberts, & in theire names did ptest & by these p r sents do 
pt. against M r Jer. Belchar for foure hundd Kin tells of fish & 
for demorage dead freight & all other Damages w ch the s d 
Mercht shall or may susteine by reason of his not delivering 
the s d quantity of fish aboard according to agreem*. Unto w ch 
p* thus by me the s d Notary made the s d Jeremie Belchar an- 
swered that by reason of the shipps stay in the River of 
Thames it was late ere they here arrived, otherwise he had 
complyed both for quantity & time. This is the answ he gave 
to me. Quod &c: 

Uppon the 9 (5) called July A. Dni 1650 according to 
the Acc of Eng. I Will: Aspinwall Not &c: at the request of 
W m Greene m r of the Swallow of Lond. & Att r & ffactor for 
Rich: Westcomb of Lond. mercht. did repaire unto the lodg- 
ing of M r Richard Martin ffactor or Agent for Robt Hamon 
mercht, & for the s d W. Greene & his principall & in theire 
names did ptest against the s d M r Ri: Martin & his principall 
Robt Hamon for 500 Kint of fish & for all demorage dead 
freight & other damages w ch the s d merch* shall or may suffer 
by reason the s d fish is not dd according to agree m* & further 
I do hereby pt that the s d in r Ric: Martin & his principall or 
whomsoever els may be hereby concerned shalbe lyable to 
make just & due reparations for the same in time & place 
convenient. Thus done and passed ID the towne of Boston by 
me the s d Notary. Quod 

[Page 274.] 

Uppon the 9 (5) called July An . Dni 1650. According 
to the Acc of En: I: Wil: Asp: Notary &c: at the request of 
W: Greene M r of the Swallow of Lond. & Att r & facto r for 
Elias Roberts of Lond. did repaire unto the lodging of Tho: 



306 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 

Lunne, & there inquired for him ; His hostes answered he was 
gone to the Isle of Sholes topvide fish, whereof I haveing no 
assurance I the Not afores d according to my Order from M r 
W m Greene & in his name & in the name of Elias Roberts 
afores d did ptest & by these p r sents doe ptest against the s d 
Tho: Lun for 300 Kint of fish & for Demorage dead freight 
& all other Damags w ch the s d Merch* shall or may susteine 
through his default in not Delivering the s d quantity of fish 
According to agreem*, for all w ch the s d Tho. Lun shalbe 
lyable to make reparations in time and place convenient. Thus 
done & passed in the towne of Boston by me the s d Notary. 
Quod. &c: 

23 (5) -1&1A. I attested a Copie of severall Executions 
in number eleven, granted, 2 to Symon Boyer. 1 to Tho: 
Yong. 1 to Rich: Webbar. 1. to Charles Say. 1. to Edmund 
Newton. 1. to Edward Henman. 1. to Thomas Hunt. 1. to 
Nathaniel Robinson. 1. to John Potter. 1. to John Bennet. & 
also the marshalls Deput his attest of the satisfaction of the 
same, the executions against Capt Barnabie Stanfast. 

23 (5) lAA. Be it knowne &c: that on the 23 d day of 
the 5 th mo. called July An . Dni 1650. accord to Acc of 
Engl. before me W m Asp. Notary &c: psonally appeared Capt 
John Cramp requireing me in his name to ptest ag* Leonard 
Serg nt his Chirurgeon, for lying a shoare these 21 dayes & 
neglecting the duty of his place, in so much as the s d App e r 
hath beene necessitated to fetch another Chirugeon to one of 
his men, because of the s d Serg n * his neglect, yea after he had 
bound himself in the penalty of an hundd pound to repaire 
unto the shipp & to attend uppon his place. Accordingly I 
the s d Notary do ptest against yo u Leonard Serg 11 * for yo u neg- 
lect of yo r place & lying ashore, that whatsoever damage he 
hath suffered or further may suffer by such yo r neglect, yo u 
shalbe responsall for the same & lyable to make him just & 
due reparations for the same in time and place convenient. 
This ptest was published unto the s d Leonard by me the s d 
Notary as witnes his hand 

Leonard Sergeant 

[Page 275.] 

25 (5) l&sjL. i attested that M r ffrancis Willoughbie is 
one of o r Magistrates & Arthur Gill & Benjamin Gillom two 
able Ship Carpenters also: 

26 (5) is_54. I attested a Copie of M r Quintine & M 
Jones tre att r to Capt Hawkins & David Yale. Also a copie 
of M r Jones tre, & another of M r Jones & M r Quintine. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 307 

26 (5) J-S-5-2.. Noverint universi p p r sents me Johan Par- 
ris de Charlstowne apud Novangl. mere teneri et firmiter 
obligari Johan Manning de Boston Colonia p r diet se & cent 
libr sterl. Solvend eidem Johani Manning sve certos saco 
Atturnat Executoribus vel Admin suis. Ad qua quidem so- 
lucone bene et fideliter f aciend obligo me heredos Execut et Ad- 
minist meos firmiter p p r sentes. Dat sigil. die vigesimo sexto 
July An Dni laiJL. 

The Condicion of this obligaco is such that if the above 
bounden John Parris shall well & truly pay or cause to be 
pd unto M r W m Peake woollen drap or to Daniel Hoare or 
theire Ass: at the signe of the Key in Caning streete in 
Londo the full & just summe of three hundd pound sterl for 
the use of the above s d John Manning at or before the last 
of ffeb. next ensueing that then this p r sent obligacon shalbe 
voide & of none effect otherwise to remaine in full force & 
strength. 

Sealed & dd in J John Parris & a scale 

pnce of 
Arnold Elzey 
William A spin wall Nots publ 

M r Arnold Elzey came before me this 18 th of the 8 th mo: 
1653 and testyfyed upon his oath that the said John Parris 
signed & sealed this bill obligatory to w ch he is a witnes to 
the use of the parties or pty w th in menconed: 
certyfy d byme N: Souther N: pub: Willm Hibbens 

26. (5) J-~-^ Whereas M r John Parris stands ingaged 
to pay to m r W m Peake & Daniel Hoare or theire Assignes 
at the Key in Canning streete in Lond. the sume of three 
hundd pounds sterl. for the use of John Manning at or before 
the last of feb: Be it knowne that I the s d Jo: Manning do 
assigne the s d three hundd pounds unto Ri: Cooke of Boston 
or his assignes for his use. And further I do Coven* to & 
w th the s d Ri: Cooke to pay or cause to be p d unto the afores d 
M r W. Peake or Daniel Hoare or theire Assignes the summe 
of sixty pound sterl more at the place & time afores d for the 
use of the s d Ri: Cooke, unto the true pformance where of 
that the s d three hundd pound & also the s d sixty pounds 
shalbe truly pd in time & place afores d I the s d Jo. Manning 
do bind my selfe mine Exec & Admin, in double summe to 
wit 720 U in witnes where of I the s d Jo. Manning have set to 
my hand & scale, this 26 (5) 1650. 
Sealed & dd in pnce of p me John Manning & a scale 

W m Hudson 

W m Aspinwall. 



308 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

27 (5) -ifi-S-2-. John Manning of Boston mercht consti- 
tuted Rich: Cooke of Boston afores d his true & lawfull At- 
torney granting him full power & Authority for him & in 
his name but to his 

[Page 276.] 

owne pp use to aske &c: of & from M r John Parris a certaine 
bond of six hundd pounds, & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c: also 'to compound &c: & appeare in any Court &c~ 
to doe say sue &c: & generally to doe &c: w th power to sub- 
stitute &c: ratifying &c: 

27 (5) 1650. Know all men by these p r sents that I Tho: 
Scranton of He Spars in New found land do prnise to pay 
unto Jonas Clarke of new England the full summe of fourty 
& two pounds of good & lawfull English money, & the said 
Tho Scranton doe ingage himself e heires & Execute or As- 
signes to pay this same summe of money to Jonas Clarke or 
his Assignes by the first of Aug. next ensueing the date here- 
of. Whereunto I sett my hand to pforme Aug. the 28 th 
J-*A Thomas Scranton 

Robert Gamon his marke. 

4 Octob. I&AA 

Memorand that I Thomas [sic] Clarke of New England doe 
assigne this bill due from Thomas Scranton in the summe of 
fourty two pounds to m r John Leveret & M r Robt Scot of 
Boston, or theire Assignes as.witnes my hand. 

Jonas Clarke. 

Know all men by these p r sents that I Lionel Cooke of 
Witles bay in Newfoundland do pmise to pay to the s d 
Jonas Clarke seaman dwelling in N. Engl. or his assigns the 
full summe of fyve pounds of good lawfull English Money: 
& this do Lionel Cooke pmise to pay or my heires Execute 18 
admin or Assignes to the s d Jonas Clarke or his Assignes 
this debt formerly mentioned by the 12 th of Aug. next ensue- 
ing the date hereof, where unto I set my hand & witnes 
L C. Lionell Cookes marke 
written in Aug. the 27 1 

4 Octob. JJLIJL 

I assigne this bill to M r John Leveret & M r Rob* S cot of 
Boston merch ts as witness my hand 

Jonas Clarke. 

August. 27. 1649. 

Know all men by these presents that I W m Preston of 
Witlesbay in Newfoundland do acknowledge my selfe Debtor 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 309 

to Jonas Clarke of N. Engl. seaman the full summe of foure- 
teene pounds sixteene shill. & six pence, to be p d in & by the 
12 th of Aug. next ensueing the date hereof, & I W m Preston 
doe pmise to pay my selfe or heires exec Administ or as- 
signes. this full summe good & lawfull English money to 
the s d Jonas Clarke or his Assignes. Witnes my hand 

H W m Prestons mark 
the signe of Phillip gore. 
4 octob 16 4 9 

I assigne this bill to M r John Leveret & M r Rob* Scot of 
Boston as witnes my hand 

Jonas Clarke. 

Aug. 27. 1649. 

more to put to the Account of W m Preston foras much 
Tobacco as comes to foure pounds thirteene shillings sterl. to 
pay the 12 th of next Aug. after the date hereof, in ready 
money to pay to Jonas Clark or his Assignes witnes my 
hand 

H W m Prestons marke 
4. octob 1649< 

I assigne this bill to M r John Leveret & M r Robert Scot 
of Boston as witnes my hand 

Jonas Clarke. 

[Page 277.] 

27 (5) 1650. I also attested A copie of the foregoing 
bills & assignments. 

The Acc betwixt M r John Parris and M r Rich. Spanswick 
Capt Henry Gay,-& Capt Aaron W ms is recorded before p. 257 
& the teste here followeth 

27 (5) 1650 Deposed by m r John Parris & W m Stanno 
the 14 th of the 3 d . mo. i* that this is the Copie of the 
Acc. & this is Aaron W ms owne hand, before me Increase 
Nowell. 

Deposed by W m Stanno also the same time to a letter of 
Credit given by Capt Henry Guy & M r Richard Spanswick 
w ch he saw in Capt W ms his hand, & uppon w ch Capt W n " 
charged bills of Exch. w th a tre of advise, but he saw them 
not subscribe it, only saw it in Capt W ms his hand w th theire 
names to it. Witnes my hand Increase Nowell 

Deposed by Major Generall Ed. Gibons that this Acc he 
& Capt W ms made & subscribed by Capt W ms as a true Acc 
errors excepted. the 25 th of the 5 th mo. 1 

before me Increase Nowell. 



310 ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECOBDS. 



97 (5) 16 5.0. M r P arris & m r Spanswick Dr for the Ship 
John Imprimis 

To money p d for wages . . . . 14 : 06 : 11 

To 25 gall of oyle at 6 s p gall . . . 07 : 10 : 00 

To 27 U . of bread ..... 25 : 16 : 00 

To 2 ban- 118 of tarre 28 s p piece . . . 02 : 16 : 00 

Jo the Brassier ..... 06 : 04 : 06 

To 10 Kent merch* fish 15 s . . . 07 : 10 : 00 

To goodman ffranklin for nailes . . 00 : 14 : 06 

To 10. doz. & halfe of Candles . . . 03 : 18 09 

To one tun of Iron ..... 26 : 00 : 00 

To two bush: of charcoale . . . 00 : 02 : 00 

To. 66. bush, of pease at 4 s . . . 13 : 04 : 00 

To goodman ffarnam for worke . . . 01 : 10 : 06 

To. 2 Cord of wood ..... 00 : 13 : 00 

To. 16. bush, of salt ..... 02 : 01 : 06 

To Tho. Bartloe ..... 00 : 06 : 06 

To. goodman Ludkin bills . . . 04 : 12 : 04 

To M r Venners bill ..... 06 : 09 : 08 

To M r Blacklidges bill . . . . 01 : 16 : 10 

To hookes . . . . . . 00:05:06 

To 1. barrell of powder . . . . 06 : 00 : 00 

To a grapnel for the boate . . . 01 : 05 : 00 

To Jonathan for a suite & bed & c . . 05 : 03 : 02 

To beefe at 28". p Cto . . . . 39 : 09 : 06 

To Carpenters worke . . . . 03 : 04 : 00 

To goodman Clarks bill . . . . 09 : 04 : 02 

To 21| yds canvas ..... 01 : 15 : 10 

To goodman Cotton for meate . . . 01 : 03 : 07 

To goodman Nash for mutton . . . 00 : 04 : 06 

To 17i tuns of Caske . . . . 14 : 15 : 00 

To goodman Ward for a boate &c . . 05 : 05 : 00 

[Page 278.] 

brought from the other side . . . 213 : 08 : 03 

To 1216. foote of boards . . . . 003 : 01 : 08 

To an anchor & chesill . . . . 002 : 12 : 01 

To 3 bush, of flowre . . . . 001 : 04 : 00 

To water & other things . . . . 000 : 17 : 10 

To Junck ...... 000 : 15 : 00 

To good. Grosse for beere . . . 002 : 02 : 00 

To wine vinegar & strong water . . 030 : 15 : 00 

To the Augmenting Doctors chest . . 002 : 00 : 00 

To 4. Coile of ropes . . . . . 002 : 00 : 00 

To pump lether ..... 001 : 00 : 00 

To 15 bush, ofhaire ..... 000 : 15 : 00 

To the shipp to M r Allen . . 350 : 00 : 00 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



311 



To the Docto r to goodmaii Hudson . 

To Capt W ra8 to Hudson . 

To M r Joslin the mate .... 

To match ...... 

To good man Barlow for caske . 

To money to the Capt .... 

To pump boxes ..... 

To ruff & clench ..... 

To M r Shrimpton for the Docto r 

To goodman Ludkin one pestle & other 

To one frying pan ..... 

To the saile maker ..... 

To one paire of gould scales 

To 117 11 of reson a 2 d p lb . 

To severalls more is . 

To one hhd beefe & 1 pipe of beveridg ) 

wine . . . . . . . \ 

To 91 11 tobacco 

To tobacco rotten w ch give yo u credit for . 
To 80: pp: for forbearance of my mony & 

pvision is ...... 

Summe tot: 

p Contra Credito 1 viz*. 
By a ffrigot is Somme .... 
By. 9C 2v. 7 U . of sugar at 4 11 p Cto . 
By 42 rolls tobacco good & bad 
By 4 baggs of Cotton weight 1195" pounds 

at 7 8 p pound ..... 
Due to ballance as appears is 



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10 


00 


000 


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09 


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Teste wee 9-^. the Errors excepted 
8 th JJLti Edw. Gibons 

W m Hudson. Aaron Williams. 

John Spoore. 

Deposed by W m Hudson & John Spurre that this was ac- 
knowledged & subscribed by the Major Generall Edward 
Gibones & Capt Williams, before me the 25 tu of the 5 th mo. 



165 - 



Increase Nowell. 



I also attested that M r Nowell is one of o r Magistrates 

[Page 279.] 

29 (5) l-S-Ao.. Noverint universi p p'sentes me Johanne 
Parris de Charlestowne apud Novangles teneri et firmiter 



312 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

obligari Johanni Maning de Boston mercatori in quadringent 
libr sterlinges Solvend eidem Johanni Manning sive certo 
suo Atturuat Execut vel Adrninistr suis Ad quam quide so- 
lutionem bene et fideliter facienden oblige me heredes Exe- 
cut et Administ meos firmiter per p r sentes. Dat sigillat vi- 
gesimo sexto die Julij l&5~o. 

The Condicion of this obligacon is such that if the bills of 
Exchang for two hundd pounds drawne bj the above bounden 
John Parris on M r John Wadlow in Barbados, w cb be ac- 
cepted of the s d m r Jo: Wadlow, to be p d in London accord- 
ing to order, if the s d two hundd pounds be accordingly p d in 
Engl. for the use of the above s d John Manning then this 
present obligacon shalbe void & of none effect, otherwise to 
remaine in full force & strength. 
Sealed & dd in pnce of ) John Parris & a seale. 

Arnold Elzey 

William Aspinwall ) 

M r Arnold Elzey came before me this 18 th oi the 8 th mo: 
1653 and testyfyed upon his oath that the said John Parris 
signed & sealed this bill obligatory to w h he is a witnes to 
the use of the pties or ptie w to in menconed 

the deposicon is ctyfyed by me Willm: Hibens 

Nth South nots pub: 

2 (6) .!-&. Be it knowne by these presents that we 
John Gudevers & John Parris Merch* 8 . doe acknowledg o r 
selvs indebted unto Capt Peter Marinson Comand r of the 
ship Salamand r of Trevire in the summe of six hundd 
pounds sterl to be p d unto the s d Peter Marinson or his 
assignes w th in foure weekes after the arrivall of the s d ship 
in the port of Barbados or where els she shall deliver her 
ladeing. But in case the s d ship or goods miscary before she 
come to her first port (w ch God forbid) then we the s d John 
Gudevers & John Parris doe Covenant only to pay unto the 
s d Peter Marinson or his Assignes the summe of twoe hund 
& fifty pounds sterl. The payments aforesaid to be made in 
fruites of the Country Tobacco only excepted. Unto the 
true pforme 

[Page 280.] 

ance whereof we the s d John Goodevers & John Parris have 
hereunto sett o r hands & scales this second day of Aug. 
1650. And they covenant to make these payments at price 
current in the Country. 

Sealed & dd in pnce of. John Gudevers & a seale 

John Parris & a seale. 



ASPINWALL NOTAKIAL RECORDS. 313 

22 (5) 1650. Upon the two & twentieth day of July 
An Dili 1650. Before me William Aspinwall Notary &c: 
psonally appeared Capt Barnaby Stanfast, & required mee to 
accompanie him to publish & declare unto his men his Re- 
joynder to his mens reply. Accordingly I the Notary afores d 
accompanied the s d Appearer to the Castle where he mett 
w th many of his men, to whom I published his ensueing An- 
swer in the name of s d Captaine, ffirst that his shipp shall 
goe for London directly as wind & wether will pmitt. 
Secondly that if they will nominate whom they desire to be 
Master & Comander over them, the s d Captaine will invest 
him w th power. And what soever is desecline in the ship to 
take in merchts goods, uppon notice by them given he will 
take order it shalbe made sufficient, ffurther the s d Capt 
Stanfast in my heareing did tender to m e Symon Boyer his 
mate to make him Master for the voyage back to London, 
w ch he the s d Boyer did then accept for himself e, but an- 
swered, that if the Capt will Authorise a Comander & will 
engage for paym* of wages, he will goe the voyage to London. 
The rest of the Companie of Seamen would give mee no ex- 
presse answer. And the Capt requireing them to repaire 
aboard & attend uppon theire places (they being satisfy ed 
for their wages according to the Judgm* of the Court, as he 
did affirme, & they did not deny:) they generally refused. 
Thus done & passed in the towne of Boston in N. E: Quod 

5. (6) 155.0 i attested a Copie of a bill for 50 ls from. 
Symon Kempthorne to Thomas Kemble. Dat. 1 (4) 1649. 

5 (6) 16.A.Q.. I attested a Copie of a Bill of John Turners 
& Benjamin Gilloms to M r Stephen & Adam Winthrope of 
two hundred & fifty pounds adventure in the ship Expecta- 
tion & Cargo. 

Also M r Adam constituted ffrancis Robinson of Barbados 
merch* his Att r : granting him power to aske leavie &c of 
John Turner his Credits & effects the afores d Bill, & of the 
receipt to give acquittance &c: also to sue implead & 
psecute & generally to doe all things w ch himself e could doe 
if present 

[Page 281.] 

Mr. Adam Winthrop did constitute his hono red frend Mr 
George Cleves his lawfull Atturney w a full power to aske 
&c: all those cattle morgaged by John Lee. & debts due by 
Thomas Merser & Tho: Miles. & to compound &c: according 
to the usual forme. 



314 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



17 (6) l--fi. I attested a Copie of a procuration fro 
Sampson Salter to Rich: waiters to receive fourteene pounds 
fourteene shillings of M r Isaac Addington for wages. w th full 
power &c: 

Also another from Susanna Nodder to Rich: Walters of 
Ratclif to receive all such moneys as were due to her 
husband W m Nodder from M r Isaac Addington Comand r of 
the ship Unicorne. 

Also another from Edm. Higgs unto Rich: Walter to 
receive of Capt Isaac Addington of N. E: Master of the 
shipp Unicorne for wages due to his serv* Zaccheus Reade. 



17. (6.) l-~. Be it knowne by these p r sentsthat on the 
17 th day of the 6 h month called Aug. An . Dni l&AA 
Before me W m Aspinwall Notarij &c: psonally appeared 
Steven Greensmith of London Merch 1 . w ch Appearer of his 
owne will required me the s Notarij for him & in his name 
to aske & demand of M r Th. Broughton certaine writeings 
of his, to wit, a bond from M r John Allen for foure hundd 
pounds & an arbitration concerning the same. Accordingly 
I the s d Notarij did repaire f orthw th to the s d Tho. Broughton 
& in the name of the s d Appearer did demand the s d write- 
ings, w ch he then refusing to deliver mee, I the Not afores d 
according to the s d Appearers order did ptest & by these 
presents doe ptest against the said Tho Broughton, that 
what soever Damage he already hath or further may suffer 
by such deteineing of his Evidences the s d Tho. Broughton 
shalbe responsall for the same & lyable to make him just 
& due reparations in time & place convenient. Thus done 
& passed in the towne of Boston in presence of W m Pierce 
& W m Davies witnesses hereunto required. 
W m Pierce Quod virtute officii &c: 

[Page 282] 

27 (6) l* Edmund ffaulconer of Andov r in N. E. 
planter did constitute m r W m Twisse of Andover afores d his 
true & lawfull Attu r : granting him full power & Authority 
for him & in his name & to his use to aske &c: of the Exec. 
of the last will & Testam* of Richard ffaulconer late of Kings 
cleare in Hampshire yeoman, or of Joane ffaulconer his mother, 
wife of the s d Richard all Legacies due unto the s d Appearer 
by vertue of the s d will, and of the receipt to give acquittance 
&c: also to compound & agree, & to appeare in any Court &c. 
there to require law &c: to doe say sue &c: & generally to doe 
&c: w th power to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 315 



28 (6) iSAQ.. To all Christian people to whom this pres- 
ent writeing shall come, Especially to o r welbeloved brethren 
& friends in New England or any there unto related, that 
whereas we whose names subscribed being by the good hand 
of Providence brought unto an Island where we have discov- 
ered cut & prepared a certaine quantity of rich wood for 
tinckture, called Brasiletto, but wante ships or shipping to 
convey & transport the same, for England, Holland, or els 
where ; whereby it may become a Comoditie to us, Doe by 
these Authorise o r welbeloved friends, M r Stephen Painter, 
M r Phillip C haddock & M r John Pierce, or any twoe of 
them, to acte, doe, bargaine & hyre a shipp or shipping, w ch 
shalbe thought (by them) convenient & comodious for o r use 
& behalfe before mentioned, but according to such instruc- 
tions as are given under o r hands to that purpose. And what 
soever o r s d friends shall doe accordingly, we doe pmis & in- 
gage o r selves to pforme & make good. To w ch end, we have 
in another schedule or writeing obliged o'selves. 

In witnes of this Truth, we have here unto put o r hands 
this present 14. of July !-&.. 

Anthony Jenour W m Rener 

Horatio mallory Joseph moore 

Solomon middleton Vincent Rener 

W m Righton ffloren: Seymor. 



Sagnatea. July. 17. 

Instructions for o r dearly beloved friends M r Stephen 
Painter, M r Phillip Chaddocke, & M r John Pearce for the 
pcureing & hyreing a ship, to come unto" us, unto Sagnatea, 
to transport & carry o r psons & goods thence. 

1. Our request is to yo u , (and we whose names subscribed, 
doe ordeine & authorise) o r welbeloved friends M r Stephen 
Painter, M r Phillip Chaddock & M r Jn Pierce or any two of 
yo n to aske & enquire after a shipp of 200. tuns or there 
abouts, sound & able to undertake a winter voyage for Eng- 
land Hollond ffrance or els where, as incouragement inviteth. 

2. When mett w th such a shipp, then to endevo r to bar- 
gaine for & hyre that s d shipp, to undertake & sett saile for 
Sagnatea, that Island whereon we now reside. 

[Page 283.] 

3. That, shall indevo r to arrive w th us, in the harbo r of 
Sagnatea by the last of November next. 

4. That shall further bargaine & agree w th the Owners 
of that said shipp to take in a freight of wood ; only from 
freighters or undertakers, (mentioned in the bond of pform- 



316 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOEDS. 

ance made & Delivered for the security of o r friends above 
mentioned,) & from none els w th out the approbation of the 
s d freighters & undertakers. 

5. The s d shipp to be agreed w th to carry & transport any 
such freighter as shalbe occasioned to goe in the ship w th his 
freight, unto the Port of Deliverance of the s d ship. & uppon 
as easie termes as yo u can agree. 

6. If any of the freighters shalbe occasioned to goe to 
Bermudas, or to remove theire families hence, thither, that 
yo u agree w th the owners of the shipp to that end, uppon so 
easie rates as yo u conveniently can. 

7. That yo u shall not exceed to give ten pound p tun 
freight for England Holland or ffrance, nor fyve pound p head 
for passage. 

8. That yo u would be carefull to condition w tu the Owners 
of the ship, that we the freighters may have all possible assist- 
ance of shipps Companie & boate for quick dispatch of the 
shipp uppon her voyage & the rather because of o r want of 
boates to further the Designe. 

Antho: Jenour W m Rener 

Joseph Moore fflorent : Seymor 

Solomon middleton Vincent Rener. 

W m Righton 
Horatio mallorye 

2 (7) 16-^ Robert Nash did constitute M r Charls Bridge 
his true & lawfull Att r . w th power to aske leavie &c: of & 
from John Throckmorton all such summe or summes of 
money due to himJby bill bond or otherwise & of the receipt 
to give acquittance in due forme also to compound & agree 
&c: & to appeare in any Court &c: to sue &c: & generally to 
doe all things &c: w th power to substitute &c: 

M r John Thompson Nants 21 th March. 1MA 

2 (7) 1650 Lo: frend I hope these will find yo u in N: 
England, where I am advised yo u are, & makeing of a fishing 
voyage, God give yo u a good one & a market to all content, 
I hope Bilboa will be the place where yo u resolve to returne, 
If so pray yo u repaire to M r George Spry. If yo u will follow 
my advise, yo u will do well 

[Page 284.] 

not to goe for the streites for the times are very dangerous 
& there is many ffrench men of warre gone & goeing thither 
who doth daily take English. 

I should be glad to see yo u or heare from yo u , that yo u 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 31T 

may make yo r enemies lyars, for here are many reports of 
yo u , but I give no credit to any of them. 

Iff yo u intend to pceed for Naples, or any other place w th 
in the streites, & that yo u have more fish then yo r shipp can 
carry, I desire yo u in the name of the rest of the owners as 
also for my selfe to send that fish for Bilboa takeing freight 
there for it consigning it to M r Spry aboves d . & write us by all 
conveyance what yo u doe & where yo u goe for o r Govern- 
ment in ordering yo u how to pceed, from the place where 
yo u shalbe, I could say more to yo u , but will refer all till 
yo r comeing into Europe, consider the money we are out of 
purse & never got one Denier, & yet let yo r words be true 
& yo r pmises pformed & so God will give a blessing to all 
yo r undertakeings, not els remaine 

Yo r affecte" : frend 

John Holle 

M r John Hallet of Naples is 
in London the rest of M r chants 
yeild yo u for losse, I have given 
them notice of yo r pceedings. 

Pray faile not to receive the debts due on yo r last voyage 

ffrom M r John Stoddier for a 

farthell of pap . . . . 11 : sterl 
ffor 12 hatts sould M r Ed Johnson . . 06. 
M r Valentine Hill for a pcell of salt . 22 : 10 

M r Stoddier, 42 11 threed at 3 s . p 11 is . . 06 : 06 



46 : 16 str: 
John Holle. 



Indorsed To M r John Thompson 

Comand r of the shipp 

Guift of God. in N. England. 



2 (7) J- 6 -&. Memoriall for John Thompson Comand r of 
the ship Guift of God bound for Ourij & from thence for 
Superdevecha. 

When yo u arrive at Ourij yo u are to repaire to mons r Jn 
Oilier for whom M r Rozee gives you a tre In s d place yo u 
are to remaine fifteene dayes for yo r loading. & being there 
laden yo u are to sett saile for Supedevecha where yo u are to 
stay fifteene days more for yo r unladeing, & the same day 
yo u are unladen demand yo r money for the freight w ch is 
fifty livers p toune Ourij Missure therefore looke well unto it 
that yo u are not wronged at Ourij in yo r missure. 

Now in case yo u should lade at Ourij & so be forced to 
goe for Rochell yo u must observe that the Missure there be 



318 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

not greater then Ourij, & in this case yo u are to have sixty 
livers p tonne. 

If you should not lade at Rochell then you are to goe for 
Burdeux & there take in yo r ladeing of such goods as he 
shall put aboard yo u 

[Page 285.] 

signeing bills for one hundd & twenty tonns at sixty livers p 
tonne. 

If yo u goe for Bassillonia w th yo r goods he is to give yo u 
the same freight as though yo u went to Supdevecha & there 
to be cleared. 

Have Speciall care to observe the days yo u enter into yo r 
ports & ptest assoone as the time is expired. yo u are to have 
thirty lyvers p day demorage. 

Now when yo u have received yo r freight make it us home 
by Exchang at the best rates the breakers will advise yo u , 
yo u are to receive the piece of eight at fifty eight souls & 
the Spanish pistoll for ten livers, but if in case yo u trade to 
& fro w th the shipp & that yo u put o r moneys on the Grosse 
adventure then be sure allwayes what men yo 11 deale w th & let 
insurance be made on the shipp from Port to Port, in as 
much as the shipp shalbe worth. & give us notice p every 
poste via Parris. 

If yo u take no freight then give us notice of it from the 
place where yo u unlade that we may insure homeward on 
the shipp. be carefull of whom yo u take yo r bills that they be 
good, so that no dispute happen hereafter. & if in case yo u 
lade salt to come home saile directly for the westcountry, but 
not for Plymouth if possible. 

We doe expect an acc from yo u of all things Yo r men are 
paid the most pte of them to this day, be carefull to agree 
w th them, & feare God as becometh Christians. & thus pray- 
ing the lord to protect 

yo u we rernaine 

If good freight p r sent Yo r lo: frends 

for London or Amsterdam George Rozee 
imbrace it, but still re- John Holle 

member Insurance. 
Nants le 28 th 9 ber . i&a. 
Rozee 
Holle 

6 (7) i&.LSL "We whose names are here underwritten be- 
ing chosen to value or prize a pcell of ground & house of Ri: 
Straines w th the Marshall Deput levyed p Execution from 



ASPINWALL NOTAKIAL RECORDS. 319 

the Court for Paul Allistree, And haveing diligently viewed 
the same we do judge as followeth. 

Imprimis the ground being thirty one foote breadth in 
front & in length about eleven rodd & so extending to good- 
man Wings & so to the sea w th the wharfe 11. 
at 20 s . p foote is . . 31.00.00 
One frame much decayed w th the cellar 11 

broken and much decayed also at . . . 14.00.00 



45.00.00 
[Page 286.] 

In all for the land house wharfe & cellar as aboves d w th all 
immunities & preveledges there unto belonging at fourty 
fyve pounds. Witnes o r hands the 5 th 7 th mo. 

Tho: Marshall 
Barnabas ffawer 
Tho: Lake. 



6 (7) 1A Know all men that I ffrancis Smith Card- 
maker. now inhabitant in Boston do by this present give 
Bargaine sell assure & confirms the one halfe of the barke 
Prettie w 01 all furniture thereto belonging now bought from 
John Thompson to have & to hould the said halfe from all 
men that shall or may lay claime unto the s d barke as 
Ancho r Cable sailes riggin the halfe of all being due unto 
the s d James Pew his heires Executo 1 " 8 Administrat 1 " 8 or 
Assignes I ffrancis Smith acknowledge full paym* for the 
s d halfe bark 

Witnes my hand this 4 th 6 th M. SA 

Witnes Thomas Lun ffrancis Smiths marke 

John Webster. 

7 (7) 1&5.0. Know all men that I John Thompson 
master of the ship Guift of God Doe by these pnts give 
grant bargaine sell ussure & confirme unto ffrancis Smith of 
Boston in N: Engl. Cardmaker that barke or vessel of the 
burden of twelve tonns or thereabouts, w ch is called the 
Pritty & now lyeing in the Dock at Boston w th all the furni- 
ture belonging to the s d barke as masts sailes yards anchors 
rode & all & every other materiall & furniture belonging 
unto her or that is now abord her : to have & to hould to 
him the s d ffrancis Smith or his Assignes w th all the furni- 
ture belonging to her : notwithstanding & against the claime 
or p r tended interest of any pson or psons that may lay any 
claime to the s d vessell by any p r tended debt bargaine or 
other relation belonging unto me : And for the pformance 



320 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

hereof, & the security of the s d ffrancis Smith that he may 
enjoy the s d vessel! quietly notw^standing any claiine I doe 
bind myselfe in the penalty of thirty pound sterl: 

Witnes my hand this 5 th of Sept: l^A. 
Witnes Henry Wills John Thompson. 

Thorn Lund 

Indorsed. Rec d in full of this bark pretty of ffrancis Smith 
Witnes my hand. John Thompson, 

witnes Thomas Lund 
John Webster 

[Page 287.] 

7 (7) 1650 Know all men by these pntes that I W m 
Sayle of Segnatea als Eleutheria Esq. have made & or- 
deined, & by these pnts doe institute set & appoint John Pierce 
of Charls towne in New England mariner, my true & law- 
full Atturnie for me & in my name & for my use to aske & 
demand levy recover & receive all & singular the debts dues 
& demands that are due owing or belonging to mee of from 
or by any pson or psons in N: England afores d , giveing & 
granting to my s d Atturney by these pnts my full & whole 
lawfull power & authority for mee & in my name to sue ar- 
rest implead & imprison all or any the detainers or w th holders 
of any the premisses, & them againe out of prison to release, 
acquittance or other lawfull discharge (uppon satisfaction or 
other composition in my name to make Seale & Deliver, one 
Attu r . or more under him to set & substitute & at his pleas- 
ure the same againe to revoke, & also to doe execute & 
pforme for me & in my name every other Act or Acts thing 
or things necessary & expedient to be done in & concerning 
the p r misses as fully & effectually as I my selfe might ought 
or should doe if I were there psonally present & whatever 
my s d Atturney shall doe or cause to be done therein law- 
fully I doe binding my selfe to ratify & conforme by these 
pnts. 

In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale 
the 23 of the 11 month An . Dni 1649. 
Signed sealed & dd in pnce of William Sayle & a seale 

John Edwards his mark *f 

Phillip Wharton his marke. p. 

Henry Smith Scriv r . 

9 (7) 16.AO. This bill bindeth me Thomas Yoe of Bos- 
ton my heires Exec. & Administrate 18 topay unto W m Hud- 
son senior of the same towne his heires execut administr or 



ASPINWALL NOTAEIAL RECORDS. 321 

Assignes the full & just summe of two hundd pounds sterl 
in manner & forme following, viz*, fifty pounds sterl in hand 
twenty fyve pounds in money & bever Merchantable at price 
current & twenty fyve pounds in beefe & porke at price cur- 
rent, as also fifty fifty pounds in fish that is merchantable 
dry & good & beefe & pease & porke at price current at or 
before the first day of July next ensue 

[Page 288.] 

ing the date hereof, & fifty pounds sterl more in the same 
kind at price current at or before the first day of July 1652. 
& fifty pounds sterl more in the same manner & kind at or 
before the first day of July 1653. & for more sure pfor- 
mance of the promises I the s d Thomas Yoe doe bind & 
make over a house bought of the s d W m Hudson unto the s d 
Hudson for security : 

In testimony of all w ch p r misses I have hereunto set my 
hand this 6 th day of Septemb r Anno Dni im. 
Signed & dd in the pnce of The marke of T 

Henry Walton Thomas Yoe 

W m Aspinwall. 

14 (7) 1S-S-0. "VY" 01 Parks assigned to Barnabas ffawer a 
a bill of thirtie pounds from from Robt Ashman of Stratford 
for paym* of fifteene 1 th of May 1649 in wheate & porke. 

Dat. 30 Sept. 1648. & Assigned 14 (7) l*& 

16. (7) -L- 6 - 5 - - 'I attested a Copie of Elizabeth Merrick 
her will & her Inventory. 



17. (7) HLB.. I attested a Bill of M r , Thurstons to 
Majo r Generall, M r W m Bren [sic] Brenton & Benjamin 
Gillom to M r Thurston. 

23 (7) 1650. I ffrancis Knight of Pemmaquid doe 
oblige my selfe my heires execut r8 & Administrate 1 " 8 to pay 
or cause to be p d unto John Bushnell of Boston or his 
Assignes the full & just summe of foure pounds fifteene 
shillings & three pence to be p d unto the s d John Bushnell 
upon demand in Merchantable Bever at price current as 
witnes my hand this first day of ft'ebruary. 1648. 
Teste. Georg Newman. ffrancis Knight. 

25 (7) 1650. Know all men by these p'sents that I 
M r John Hudson & M rs Anne Elton both of Roade Hand 
have sould unto Edw. Burt of Charlstowne one Roane 
horse for the price of twelve pound & one young Cow for 
the summe of foure pound fyve shillings w ch I John Hudson 



322 ASFINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

& Anne Elton doe bind o r selvs to warrant the fores d horse 
& cowe unto the s d Edw Burt, & doe acknowledg to have 
rec d the summe of sixteene pounds fyve shillings, only 
fifteene shillings rernaines unpaid & so witnes o r hands to 
warrant this in a lawfull way of justice from opposers con- 
cerning Cow or horse 

Witnes here of John Hudson 

Samuel Bellingham Anne Elton her m r ke 

W m Blantaine his marke. 

[Page 289.] 

26 (7) 1AM. John Bible of Hull in N: E: constituted 
John Tincknell of Wedmore in Somersetshire his wives 
brother to aske leavie &c: a certaine rent due to his wife 
for lands in wedmore afores d (being daught of John Tinck- 
nell late of wedmore afores d deceased) also to acquitt sue 
implead &c: also to sett lett alien & sell the s d pcell of lands 
for & dureing the residue of her terme therein dureing her 
life. w th power to substitute one Att r : or more &c: ratifying 
&c: 

27 (7) 1*A. I certifyed that Hugh Burt the elder of 
Lin in New England is liveing & in health. 27 (7) 1650. 

30. (7) i- 5 ^. ' Know all men whom these p r sents shall 
concerne that I John Throckmorton of Providence bind my 
selfe my heires Exer. & Administrators unto Robert Nash or 
his Assignes in the full & just summe of one hundred & 
twenty pounds to save him harmles in respect of a bill wherein 
he standeth ingaged unto Isaac Walker & Francis Smith in 
the summe of one hundd & twenty pounds for me the s d John 
Throckmorton. In witnes hereof I have hereunto set my 
hand this 14 th day of November 1&4-8. 
Signed in the pnce of Jo: Throckmorton. 

Henry Walton 

Charls Saunders. 

30 (7.) -Lt5.fi. Robert Nash granted a tre Att r to George 
Munning w th power to aske leavie &c: of John Throckmorton 
a certaine Bill of one hundd & twenty pounds dat. 14 (9) 
1648. & of the receipt to give acquittance, also to compound 
&c: & to sue implead &c: & generally to doe all things &c: 
w th power to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 

1 (8) ie.5.0 January the 12 th Ann Dni 1647. 

These p r sents witnesseth that I Tho: Bayes of New Engl: 
Carpenter for divers good causes & considerations me there- 
unto moveing have constituted & made & by these presents 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 323 

have constitute & made my trusty & welbeloved wife Anne 
Bayes my lawfull Atturney to aske demand & receive to ar- 
rest to sue implead & to cast in prison any pson or psons that 
is known to owe me any debts 

[Page 290.] 

or debts whatsoever either by bill booke or witnes & uppon 
lawfull satisfaction out of prison to deliver. Also I give 
my lawfull Atturney full power to make one Atturney or 
more as occasion shall serve in my absence as if I my selfe 
were psonally present as witnes my hand the day & yeare 
first above written. 
Signed & dd in presence of Thomas Bayes 

Robt Wings marke 

John Huntley. 

These p r sents witnesseth that I Lief tent W m Plummer my 
selfe or my Assignes or either of us to be accountable for 
certaine specialties Carpenter: the one Bill of three thousand 
nine hundd & another bill of tob of two hundd lb . of Tobacco. 
& ninety two pounds of Cotton wooll, & another bill of 
foure & fifty pounds of tob: All these specialties I the s d 
W m Plumer or my Assignes are lyable to be accountable to 
Thomas Bayes him selfe or his Assignes uppon all demands 
witnes my hand this 6 th day of May 1&A&. 
Signed & dd in the pnce of us Will: Plumer 

Arth: Mackworth 

a coppy of this next above taken by me R. Howard Not 
publ 

Anne Bayes the wife of Tho: Bayes constituted M r Rich: 
Shelton her lawfull Atturney to aske &c of Lieften nt W m 
Plumer of Christophers Hand certaine specialties mentioned 
in a bill of his hand Dated 6 May. 1648. or the value of them. 
w th power to acquitt & to sue &c: w* power to substitute one 
Atturney &c: Ratifying &c. & all this was by vertue of his 
tre Att r : Dat. 12. January, &1 

2 (8) 1650. Every of us whose names are here under 
written Generally by & for him selfe doe covenant pmise & 
agree to & w th Richard Thurston of Boston in New England 
Mariner to hould the p* by oath of us severally here under 
written of such a shipp as the s d Richard Thurston shall 
build for o r uses not exceeding the burden of eight score 
Tonns or thereabouts, & likewise from time to time as we 
shalbe thereunto required to satisfy & pay a pportionable 



324 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

part according to 'each of o r ptes so subscribed of all such 
summe or summes of money & goods as shall growe due for 
the building or 

[Page 291.] 

rigging or fitting pviding or setting to sea of the s d shipp 
in witnes whereof wee have hereunto subscribed o r hands 
this 28. of June. !*-&. 

John Rainsford for an eight. 

John Pemel for one eight, pt. 

Edw. Gibons one sixteenth 

because there is no more for mee. 

John Allen for one eight. 

Daniel Hoare for one sixteenth 

William Phillips for one eighth. 

Isaac Allerton for one eight. 

Richard Lord one two & thirtieth pt. 

2 (8) i- 5 -2-. Nicholas Hodgsden & Eliz: his wife (for- 
merly wife of John Needam) did make ordeine &c: Peter 
Bracket of Braintre in N: E: theire true & lawfull Att r ta 
aske &c: of Capt Varvell or any other in whose hands may 
be certaine goods of her former husbands John Needam, 
shipped aboard the shipp of the s d Capt Varvell to carry to 
Virginia, & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to 
compound &c: & to appeare in any Court or Courts &c: & 
generally to doe all things &c: w th power to substitute &c: 
ratifying &c: 

9 (8) JL J.O. These shall ingage me John Parris to give 
unto M r John Thompson or his Order two hundd pounds 
sterl currant Bills for England at his Arrivall in Barbados 
for w ch I have rec d alreadie hi p* one hundd Kint of fish at 
33 Ryalls p Kint. w ch comes to eighty two pounds ten 
shillings & the remainder the s d John Thompson is to pay 
unto mee in Barbados unto w ch pformance I put my hand 
this 16 th July i^fiJL. 

Teste me John Parris 

W m Stayno 
Robt Longe. 

Deposed by Robt Long that M r Parris did deliver this 
Bill in his p r sence the 11 th 8 th mo. 1 650. before me 

Increase Nowell. 

10 (8) 1650 Know all men that I ffrancis Champnoone 
doe confesse to owe unto John Mills of Boston the summe of 
thirtie eight pounds eighteene shillings & 7 d payable to him 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 325 

or his assignes in the month of July or some time in the 
mo. of October next ensueing the date hereof in merchant- 
able Codfish at the Isle of Sholes at the price current, and 
for pformance bind my selfe my heires Exec. Administrators 
& Assignes firmly 

[Page 292.] 

by these p r sents. Witnes my hand this 13 th of ffeb. 1648. 
Witnes 

John Manning ffrancis Champnoone. 

Samuel Mavericke. 

10 (8) 1650. Whereas John Mills of Boston in N: Engl. 
merch* hath the nynth day of this present ffeb. bargained & 
sould unto Capt ffrancis Champnoone one third pt of the 
good shipp called the Jane of the burden of one hundred tuns 
or thereabouts w th one third p* of all & singular the masts 
sailes saileyards anchors cables ropes cords guns shott artillery 
tackle yronworke apparell boate & furniture whatsoever to 
the s d ship belonging & appertaineing. To have hould pos- 
sesse & enjoy the s d third pt as wel of the s d ship as of all & 
singular the s d masts sailes saileyards & all other the p r misses 
unto the s d Capt ffrancis Champnoone his Exec. Administr 
& Assignes for ever as by the s d bargaine & sale doth more 
fully appeare. Now know all men, that it is fully covenanted 
& agreed by these p r sents between the s d Capt ffrancis Champ- 
noone & John Mills (notw th standing the before mencioned 
bargaine & sale) that the s d Capt ffrancis Champnoone shalbe 
accountable to the s d John Mills or his Assignes, for the 
freight- of the s d third pt of the s d ship, for the voyage she is 
now to take to England, & also for so long time as the s d 
Capt ffrancis Champnoone shall hereafter sett or let out the 
s d shipp to ffreight, all charges pportionably for the sarpe 
being first deducted. It is further covenanted & agreed be- 
tweene the s d pties, that if the s d Capt ffrancis Champnoone 
do make sale of the s d shipp to any pson or psons, then the 
s d Capt shall pay or cause to be p d unto the s d John Mills or 
his Assignes the full third p* of what he shal receive or con- 
tract for the s d shipp w th all the furniture belonging to the 
same uppon law full demand made thereof by the s d John 
Mills or his Assignes. It is likewise further covenanted & 
agreed betweene the s d pties that if the s d Capt ffrancis 
Champnoone do not make sale of the s d ship as aforesaid, then 
the s d Capt is to deliver the possession of the s d third p* of 
the s d shipp w th the third p* of all the premisses above men- 
tioned uppon lawf ull demand, to the s d John Mills or his As- 



326 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



signes, & also the bargaine & sale before specifyed. And for 
true pformance of all the s d Coven ts . & agreements the s d 
Capt ffran. Champnoone doth bind himselfe his heires Execut 
& Administrators in the sumine of three hundd pound sterl 
firmely by these p r sents. In witnes whereof the s d Capt ffrancis 
Champnoone hath hereunto set his hand & scale the twelfth 
of ffeb. An . Dni 1648. 



Sealed & dd in the. pnce of 
John Dane 
George Munning. 

[Page 293.] 

12 (8) I-$^L, John Thompson 
p 30" received in Lisbone . 
p 5500 of staves aboard the Sarah 
p -Jg- pte of the ship W m & George 

by him to M r Hounsell . 
p ballance of an Account past June 25 th . 

1648 

p 6 months Dyet for Edw. Bullock . 
p 2 oxen received of Thomas Withers 

199 : 05 : 04 



ffran. Champnoone & a seale. 



Dr to Sam Maverick 



sould 



30 


00 


00 


27 


00 


00 


110 


00 


00 


004 


15 


04 


009 


00 


00 


018 


00 


00 



John Thompson is to make it 
appeare p M r Vennar that 
there was 162 gal of aquavite 
Delivered Nathaniel pte of the 
60 11 - 1 s p Contra. Nathaniell 
owneing the receipt but of 
90 gallons, or els to deduct 



Will Paine 
p Contra ^-- 

p money p d m r Canson of London for me . 

pd m r Abley for me ..... 

Credit p an erro r on cloth stockings, & ) 
I 11 - 19 s to W m Hudson w ch he since paid } 

a Debt of Nathaniells by a subscribed Ac- 
count beareing Date the 21 th of Sept. 49 

2 yeards of Currell ..... 

2 paire of silk stockings .... 

2 y ds taffeta & a peece of stuffe . 

6 pound of soape ..... 



90 


00 


00 


09 


00 


00 


04 


19 


00 


060 


01 


00 


00 


12 


00 


01 


12 


00 


05 


15 


00 


00 


05 


00 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 327 

177 : 04 : 00 

17 : 
Su is 189 : 04 : 00 

p 4 m of staves to be delivered to the As- ) 

signs of Samuel Maverick forth with ] 17 : 00 : 00 

This Account passed betweene 
Samuel Mavericke & John Thomp- 
son the 8 th of July l-5-0. Samuel Mavericke. 

I Samuel Maverick do acknowledg to have received sat- 
isfaction from John Thompson for Jg pt of the shipp Will- 
iam & George, & doe hereby relinquish all claime or title to 
the s d p* of the shipp. witnes my hand hereunto sett this 10 th 
of July 1650. 

Samuel Mavericke. 

M r Bodily & M r Hancock I doe hereby give yo u to under- 
stand that M r John Thompson hath given me satisfaction for 
my pt of the shipp W m & George, & therefore desire yo u not 
to molest any that by order from him shall demand the s d 
part. Witnes my hand this 8 th of July 1650. 

Samuel Mavericke. 

[Page 294.] 

12 (8) l&M. David Sellecke of Boston granted unto 
Peter Butler of the same a tre Att r : to aske leavie recover & 
receive of all & singular psons in Virginia all & singular 
debt or debts summe or summes of money &c: & of the 
receipt to give acquittance &c. also to compound &c: & to 
appeare in any Court &c to sue implead &c: & generally to 
doe all things &c: w th power to substitute one Att r : or more 
&c: ratifying &c: 

14 (8) 1&5-2. Christopher Clarke &c: granted unto Peter 
Butler of Boston a tre Atturney &c: according to the former 
tre of Att r : 



14. (8) l4 I attested a bill of John Thompson to 
Adam Wright for Delivery of 10 H hogshed staves shaken 
fitt for the Coop to put together at 55 s p hun 

15 (8) ls_LfiL Henry ffreeman did constitute H: Bright 
of Watertown in N: Engl: his Atturn r . to aske. &c: of Jolm 
ffreeman gent, dwelling in blackfriers all the rents issues & 
pfitts of a certaine house in Blackffryers in London granted 
by priscilla ffreeman & not yet received & of the receipt to 
give acquitfc &c: according to the usuall forme w th power of 
substitution '&c. 



328 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 



15 (g) iS-fi-Q-. Moses & Aaron Pengry of Ipswich consti- 
tuted Theo: Pengry senior of Glocester theire Att r : to re- 
ceive all such money or rents as are or shalbe due to them 
from time to time, & acquittances for the same to make, also 
to sett or lett the fferines in Upton Bishop in County of 
Hereford called the thornes & Testwood now or late in pos- 
session of Thomas Nurden, & granted by will of Isabell Red- 
verne late of Ipswich in N: E: unto the s d Moses Aaron & 
Thomas Pengry. 

16 (8) iSLLQ.. Peter Watson constituted Rich: Walter 
his true & lawfull Attu r : granting him power to aske &c: of 
M r Isaac Addington all such money as are due to him for 
wages. w th power to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court 
to sue &c: & generally to doe all things &c: w th power to 
substitute &c: ratifying &c: 

17. (8) 14JJL Nath: Byam of Boston, constituted Capt 
Pet: Andrews his true and lawfull Atturney. granting him 
full power &c: to aske &c: of all &c: all legacies give him & 
debts due to him. and of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 
also to compound &c: & to appeare &c: w th power to substitute 
&c: ratifying &c: 

17. (8) 1650. John Robinson of Haverhil in N. E. 
granted a tre Attu r to Robt Pike Salisbury in N: E: to 
receive a certaine le 

[Page 295.] 

gacie given him by John Robinson of Mapursall in Countie 
of Bedford Blacksmith his father, and of the receipt to give 
acquittance &c: w th power to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 

18 (8) l-2-S..fi. Know all men whom these p r sents shall 
concerne that I John Turner mercht doe bind my selfe Ad- 
ministr#to' 8 or Assignes to pay unto John Milom of Boston 
Coop or his Assignes the summe of twenty shillings p month 
for every month that Samuel Lamb servant to the s d John 
Milom shalbe in my service. As also to find the s d Samuel 
Lamb meat drink apparell & convenient washing & lodging 
dureing the time of his residence w th me. in testimonie hereof 
I have hereunto set my hand this 6 day of January. 1&4--8. 

John Turner. 
I also attested a Copie. 

18 (8) l&M. I ffra: Smith doe acquitt and discharge 
James Pew of & from all actions suites debts & demands 
whatsoever from the begining of the world to this day, only 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 329 

six pounds ten shillings to be p d at M r Stoddards shopp 
excepted. Witnes my hand this 18 (8) 1&. 
Test. ffrancis Smiths marke. 

William Aspinwall. 

18. (8) 1650. Georg Scoles of Lin granted unto m r 
Thaddeus Reading of Lin in N. E: a tre Atturney to receive 
of his tenant rent for a Yard of land & a barne, lying & 
being in Hawton in Sussex neere Arundell. Also to sett or 
lett the same for seven yeares. 

18 (8) $-$-2- John Pierpon did acknowledg to have reed 
of M r Andrew Broughton of Maidstone in Kent or by his 
order an hundd pound in full satisfaction of a legacie given 
unto Thanckfull his wife by the last will of M r John Biggs 
of Maidstone afores d . & hereby doth acquitt the s d And. 
Broughton his Ex: & Adm. of the sume & of & from all 
actions suites & demands concerning the same. Dat. 18 (8) 

1.65 0^ 

John Pierpont & a scale 
John Harwood. Thanckfull Pierpont. 



19 (8) 16J.O i attested a Copie of a deed of sale of a 
pcell of land at Kinnibeck from Abegadusett & Kenebes to 
Christopher Lawson. Dated 10 th October 1S.A-&. Also 
another deed sale of the same from Christopher Lawson to 
Tho: Lake Dated 2 (5) 1650. Also 

[Page 296.] 

a lease of a pt the same from Tho: Lake to Alexander Thwaite 
for his life & wives life & first borne sonne lawfully begotten. 
dated 3. (5) ^-^-. 

19 (8) 1A2- I attested a receipt or acknowledgm* of 
satisfaction to Thomas Lun from John Shaw in behalfe of a 
debt of thirty three pounds six shillings w ch he acknowledged 
was satisfyed in the yeare 1648. 

19. (8) J^-^. Robt Darvell of Sudbury granted a tre 
Att r . to M r Henry Rice of London to receive all rents due to 
him for certaine lands called the Harrotts end lying in the 
parish of Norchurch alais West Barkamsted in Herefordshire. 
now or late in the tenure or occupation of James Benning, 
also granting power to sett & lett the same for three yeares 
compleate. 

21 (8) i$3A. John Milom of Boston did constitute M r 
Stephen Painter his true & lawfull Att r . to aske &c: of all 
& singular &c: all & singular debt or debts summe or 



330 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

summes of money goods wares & merchandise whatsoever, & 
of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c. 
& to appeare in any Court &c: to sue implead &c: & generally 
doe &c: w th power to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 

22(8) l^^-l ffrancis Mayow of Charles towne constituted 
M r John Smith of great Dunmow in Essex minister of the 
Gospell his true & lawfull Atturney granting his s d Atturney 
full power &c: to aske &c: of the Executors of the 
Execute 1 " 8 of M r John Chaire late of "London" deceased a 
certaine Legacie given to the s d Appearer, & of the receipt to 
give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in 
any Court &c: to doe saye &c: & generally to doe &c: w th 
power to substitute &c: ratifying &c: 

London the 10 th of Apr. 1&&A . **; d M r . Nicholas 
Davison 

17 (7) J-^-5-0. teene dayes after sight of this my first of 
Exc a : my second nor third not being pd, I pray pay or cause 
to be pd unto M r Henry Shrimpton the summe of thirty 
foure pounds seven shillings & ten pence being for the like 
summe here received of M r Richard Wilkes at the time I 
pray you make him good payment & charge to my account 
So God Keepe yo u . 

Yo rs at Comand. 

Abraham Child. 
Indorsed 

To M r Nicholas Davison merch* in Charlstowne these dd 

in New England. 

Uppon the request of M r Henry Shrimpton who presented 
the bill of Exch. above written unto me W m Aspinwall 
Notary & Tabellion publ ty Authoritie of* the Generall 
Court of the Massa 

[Paging 295, 296 repeated.] 
[Page 295.] 

chusetts admitted & sworne. I the s d Notary uppon the 
seventeenth of September one thousand six hundd & fifty did 
repaire to the s d Nicholas Davison & presented the aforesaid 
Bill demanding acceptance & payment according to the tenor 
thereof. M r Nicholas Davison answered that he had alreadie 
taken order for payment of the s d summe by way of Barbados 
to M r Childs. Yet if M r Shrimpton will accept of fish in 
this later season, he is willing & ready to pay it. 

This answ r being made by the s d M r Davison & not 
accepted by the s d M r Shrimpton, I the Notary aforesaid by 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 331 

order as afores d from Henry Shrimpton did ptest, & by these 
p r sents doe ptest against the afores d Abraham Child, as also 
against any other that may be concerned thereby, for all ex- 
changes, Kechanges, & all other damages losse & interests 
w ch the s d Henry Shrimpton alreadie hath or hereafter may 
suffer for non acceptance & non payment of the abovesaid 
summe. Thus done & passed in the towne of Boston in 
New England & published by mee the said Notary in the 
presence of Henry Walton & John Mills witnesses there- 
unto desired. 

22 (8) 1650 Noverint universi p p r sentes nos Henricu 
Parkes et Henricu Bright teneri et firrniter obligari Richardo 
Cooke de Boston octagint libr sterl: Solvend eidem Richardo 
Cooke sine certo suo Atturnato Execut vel Administrat suis, 
ad quad quide solutione bene et fideliter faciend obligamus. 
nos et vtrumqs urum heredes Execut et Administraturos p 
tote et in solido, firmiter p p r sentes. Dat sigillat die decimo 
tertio Sptembris Anno Dni 1649. 

The condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden Henry Parks & Henry Bright or either of them do 
take such effectuall order that the Bills of Exc a . of fourty 
pounds drawne by the s d Henry Parks uppon his ffather 
Edw: Parks according to the teno r of the s d Bills beareing 
date w th these p r sents be p d to M r W m Peake or Daniel Hoare 
or theire or either of theire Assignes, w ch behig done this 
p r sent obligacon to be utterly void & of none effect, other- 
wise to remaine in full force & strength. 
Sealed & dd Henry Parks & a seale. 

in presence of Henry Bright & a seale. 

William Aspinwall 
Notarius publ: 

[Page 296.] 

22. (8) 165. M r Raph Smith of Ipswich in N: Eng: 
constituted M r Hugh Goodyeare of Leidon in Holland his 
true & lawfull Att r : granting him full power &c: to aske 
levie &c: for him & in his name & to his use & to the use of 
Mary his wife (sometime formerly wife of Rich: Masters on 
of Leidon) all rents arrearages due unto the afores d Mary 
Smith for a certaine house or tenem*. Scituat uppon the 
uppermost graft neere the quackle brigg in leiden afores d & 
of the receipt to give acquitt: also to compound &c: & to 
appeare in any Court &c: to doe say sue &c: & generally to 
doe all things &c: ffurther granting him power to sett lett 
&c: the s d house dureing the naturall of the s d Mary: w tb 



332 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

power to substitute &c: ratifying &c: in presence of W 
Worcester 

Richard Cooke. 



22 (8) l&M I attested Copie of a p* of a tre from M r 
Georg Pasemer to M r W m Westerhouse. Dat. 15. ffeb. 1650 
from ffunchall 

Also of another from Georg ffryer to M r W m Westerhouse 
of the same [erased] Dated ffeb 18. 1650 both attested by Tho: 
Johnson Steven -Woodroofe & Christo. Wallis 1 (7) 1^4. 

23. (8) 14* Richard Cooke uppon 23 d October. 1650. 
Substituted M r W m Peake of Lond. mercht & m r Daniel 
Hoare his lawfull Att r : jointly & severally, w th like ample 
power as himselfe hath reed from John Manning to psecute 
m r John Parris for a bond of six hundred pound. 

23 (8) 1650. Be it knowne &c: that I Ri: Thurston m r 
of the good ship called the Johns Advent' of the burden of 
of 180 te . or thereabouts, for valueable consideration sould 
unto Daniel Hoare & Ri: Cooke three two & thirty pts of 
the s d shipp & appurtenances as in bills of sale, w th warrantie 
according to the custome of Oleron 

Dat: 31 (7) l^ia. Rich. Thurston & a scale. 

Test. W m Aspinwall 
W m Mills. 



23 (8) l5.o. I attested a Copie of a Lre atturney from 
Jane Blake of Andover to m r W ra Twisse to recover what is 
due from major Robt Sedgwick. Dat. 27 March. 1AA1. 

[Page 297.] 

23 (8) m&. Know all men by these p'sents that I Tho: 
Beaumont of London mariner do acknowledg to owe unto 
Charls Saunders of London mariner the summe of one hundd 
& six pounds & foureteene shillings of lawfull money of 
England to be pd unto the s d Charls Saunders his Execut 
Administr & Assignes uppon the twentieth day of May next 
ensueing the date hereof at the dwelling house of the s d 
Charls Saunders in Horsey Downe 

To w ch paym* well & truly to be made I do bind my selfe 
heires Execute 18 & Administrate 1 " 8 in the summe of two hundd 
pounds of lawfull money of England firmly by these p r sents. 
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & scale the 
eighteenth day of October An Dni J-S.&0.. 
Sealed & dd in the pnce of Thomas Beaumont & 

John Dand a scale. 

Deckeren Carwethen 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 333 

24 (8) 1650. I attested a Certiticat under the scale that 
Shubaell Burner of the age of 15 yeares or thereabouts is son 
& heire of M r Rich: Dumer of Ne wherry by Jane his wife 
daughter of M r Tho: Mason minister sometime at Odjam in 
Hampshire & that the s d Shubael did choose his father Guar- 
dian. 

24 (8) 1650. W m Partridge of Salisbury in N. E: did 
constitute M r Ri: Dummer of Newbury his true & lawfull 
Att r : granting him full power &c. to aske levie &c: of the 
Execu* of the last will and test: of John Partridge late of 
Olney in Buckinghamshire a certaine Legacie bequeathed to 
the children of the s d W m . & of the receipt to give acquit- 
tance &c: also to compound agree & in any Court or courts to 
sue implead &c: & generally to doe all things &c: w th power 
to substitute &c: 

24. (8) 1~2- I attested a Copie of Account of David 
Yales w th M r Jones & M r Henry Quintyne. Also a Copie of 
a tre of Lewis Morice Dated. Barbados 17 th Octob. 1^4-JL. 



24. (8) !&- Shipped by the grace of God in good order 
& well conditioned by mee W m Davis of Boston in & uppon 
the good shipp called the George Bonaventure whereof is 
m r under God for this present voyage John Crampe & now 
rideing at anchor at Marblehead & by Gods grace bound for 
Bilboa, to say, three hundd seventy six (Kint (dry cod fish) 
of dry & merchantable New Engl. cod fish. & nine kint of 
refuse fish & is by the order & for the Acc of M r Samuel 
Wilson of London mercht, being marked & nurnbred as in 
the Margent. & are to 

[Page 298] 

be dd in the like good order & well conditioned at the 
afores d port of Bilboa (the danger of the seas only excepted) 
unto M r Joseph Throckmorton or to his Assignes, he or they 
paying freight for the s d goods w th primage & average accus- 
tomed. In witnes whereof the Master or purser of the s d 
shipp hath affirmed to three Bills of ladeing all of this tenor 
& date, the one of w ch three bills being accomplished, the 
other two to stand void. And so God send the good shipp 
to her desired port in safety. Amen. Dated at the Isle of 
Shoales 23 August iS-5-2.. John Crampe 

24 (8) 1 ^ 50 A Copie of a receipt of ten pound by Tho: 
Savage from Edw. Burt for M r Garrard London. 24. (8) 



334 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

25. (8) 1650. Capt. W m Tyng did constitute M r Tho: 
Walmesly his true & lawfull Att r : irrevocable to recover & 
receive an Account of & for the shipp Welcome from the 1 
16.11 the Date of his bill of sale from Edw Gibons. 
(w ch by these p r sents he doth assigne unto the s d Tho: Wal- 
mesly) also to acquit &c: according to my usuall forme, w th 
power to substitute &c: 

25. (8) 1A. John Pickering of Salem did constitute 
M r Thomas Potter of Childsmore his Atturney for him & in 
his name & to his use to enter & take possession of a certaine 
house neere the Newgate in Coventry & the same to possesse 
& enjoy for the use of the s d John Pickering (being his pper 
possession) untill further order taken thereabout. Giveing 
him power to comence & psecut any action at law against 
any that shall hinder or interrupt him in the possession of 
the s d house. Dat. 25 (8) lA. 

26 (8) I5_fi_o Noverint universi p p r sentes me Johanne 
Thompson teneri et firmiter obligari Jacobo Oliver de Boston 
in cent libr Sterl. Solvend eidem Jacobo suis certo suo At- 
tumat Exec, vel Administra suis, Ad quam quidem solu- 
tione bene et fideliter faciend oblige me heredes execut et 
Administrat meos firmiter p presentes Dat. Sigillat die 26. 
Octob. im. 

The Condition of this obligacon is such, that if the above 
bounden John Thompson shall pay or cause to be paid unto 
Paul Allistre for the use of James Oliver the just summe of 
foureteene hundred & fourty pound of good dry merchantable 
Muscavados sugar at Barbados w th in ten dayes after the ar- 
rivall of the shipp Guif t of God, on or the first day of January 
next, w ch shall first happen, that then this present obligation 
shalbe void & of none effect, otherwise to remaine in full 
force & strength. 
Sealed & dd in pnce of John Thompson & a scale. 

Sam. Oliver 

Anthonie Jenkins 

W m Aspinwall 

[Page 299.] 

28 (8) i&^. Know all men by these presents that we 
Capt John Littlebury of hatfield Woodpark in the County of 
Hartford in the Realme of Engl. & Tho. Lake of Boston in 
N: England merch ts . doe hereby acknowledg o r selvs to owe 
& to be indebted unto John Glover of Dorchester in N. Eng- 
land afores d tanner the full & just summe of fourty pounds 



ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 335 

sterl to be p d unto M r Henry Ashurst woollen Drap at the 
three kings in Watling streete in London his heires Execut 
Administrate or Assignes in good & current money of Eng- 
land at or uppon the 10 th day of freer, next after the date 
hereof at the dwelling house of the s d Henry Ashurst for the 
use of the s d John Glover, unto w th paymen* fully & com- 
pleatly to be made & done we the s d John Littlebury & Tho: 
Lake do bind o r selves & either of us o r heires Execut & Ad- 
ministrate 1 " 8 in the summe of eighty pounds of like currant 
money firmly by these p r sents. In witnes whereof we the s d 
John & Thomas have hereunto set o r hands & scales this 5 
day of October. 165 . 
Sealed & dd in the pnce of John Littlebury & a seale 

Thomas Broughton Thomas Lake & a seale. 

Habacucke Glover. 

This is a true Copie of a bill of John Littlebury & M r 
Thomas Lake's to the use of M r John Glover of Dorchester 
in New Engl : 
witnes my hand William Hibbins 

This also I compared & examined w th the originall bill, the 
28 th of Octo. lil. 



28 (8) -LS-5-0 Noverint universi p p'sentes me Johanne 
Thompson teneri et firmiter obligari Jacobo Oliver de Boston 
in Novanglia in cent libris sterl. solvend eidem Jacobo sine 
certo suo Atturnat Execut vel administrat suis, ad quam 
quidem soluconem bene et fideliter faciend oblige me heredos 
Execut et Administrat meos firmiter p p r sentes. 
Dat. sigillat. 26. die octobris. -iA. 

The condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden John Thompson shall pay or cause to be p d unto 
Paul Allistre for the use of James Oliver the just summe of 
foureteene hundred & fourty pounds of good dry merchant- 
able Muscavados sugar at Barbados w th in ten dayes after 
the arrivall of the shipp Guift of God or on the first day of 
January next, w ch shall first happen, that then this obligacon 
shalbe utterly void & of none effect, otherwise to remaine in 
full force & strength. 

Sealed & dd in pnce of John Thompson & a seale. 

Samuel Oliver 
Anthonie Jenkens 
William Aspinwall. 

[Page 300.J 

5 (9) 1650 Whereas I Georg Yong of Ratcliffe in 
the County of Middlesex in Engl. mariner did about two 



336 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

yeares since Deliver to Hugh Gunnison of Boston in N: 
England Vintuer one box of writeings to keepe for mee, 
w ch writeings the s d Hugh Gunnison because of a rumor 
spread up & downe that there should be a thousand pound 
in gould in it delivered it sealed up to the Court at Boston 
in the yeare 1649. who opened it & delivered the same to M r 
Nathaniel Duncan Auditor Generall witnes now these 
p r sents that I the s d Georg Yongs doe hereby acknowledg to 
have received all my s d writeings & box w ch I delivered to 
the s d Hugh Gunnison of the s d Nathaniel Duncan, & there- 
fore doe acquit the s d Hugh Gunnison therefrom his heires 
& Assignes acknowledging also that the s d above mencioned 
rumor was false that I never dd him the s d Hugh Gunnison 
any Gould. In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
this 4th of Novemb. l^ifi. 

Witnesse Edw. Rawson Geo: Yonge. 

John Sanford 
Nath : Duncan. 

5 (9) 1650. Boston New England this 17th Apr. JJUL&. 
At fifteene dayes sight of this my first bill of Exc a . my 
second & third not p d pay unto John Hull or his As- 
Copia signes at twenty pounds sterl for the value here re- 
ceived of him, time make good paym* & place it to 
the Acc. as p advice. 
Subscribed Yo r friend John Parris. 

Directed To Capt James Cranedg dd in London. On the 
back side is written. Sir I pray yo u pay this summe of 
twenty pounds unto my loving Cozen unto whom I assign it 
namely M r Daniel Hoare, p me John Hull. 

By this publ instrument of ptest be it knowne & manifest 
unto all people, that on the 28 th day of the month June A. 
Dni. 1650 stilo Angl: 

At the request of M r Daniel Hoare now being in the 
Citty of London I John Marius notary & Tabellion publ 
admitted & sworne dwelling w th in the same Citty (have- 
ing in my hands the original! bill of Exch a : whereof the Copie 
is here above written) did goe to the dwelling house of Capt 
James Cranedge unto whom the same is directed scituat at 
Limehouse neere this Citty of London to the end to pcure 
acceptance of the s d bill of Ex a . but being come to the s d house 
& haveing knockt at the Doore, the neighbo rs s d unto me that 
the s d Captaine James Cranedge was gone to sea, & that 
there was not any body at home (his wife being then gone to 
London) & that they did not know of any order concerning 
the s d bill of Ex a . but that at her returne home they would 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 337 

deliver unto her two letters of advice w ch I then left w th them, 
& acquaint her of my being there concerning the p r misses. 
w ch being by me Notary related unto the s d Daniel Hoare 

[Page 301.] 

he declared that in regard he hath caused the s d bill to be 
shewn unto the wife of the s d Capt James Cranedge & that 
shee had refused to accept the same, Therefore he did 
solemnly ptest & doth ptest by these pnts as wel against 
John Parris who hath Subscribed the s d bill of Ex a . as all 
others that it doth concerne of Exch: & rechange & of all 
costs damages & interests for want of acceptation of the 
s d bill of Ex a . suffered and susteined & hereafter to be 
suffered & susteined to be all recoued in time & place con- 
venient. This was thus ptested in the p r sence of Lucas 
Emons & John Gregory witnesses 

Ita attestor Rogatus et requisitus 
Jo: Marius Noth Pub cu8 
1650 

Received for makeing of this ptest fyve shillings p J: 
Marius 

Boston New Engl. this 17 th Apr. JJLfi.a. 
At fifteene dayes sight of this my first bill of Exchange 
my second & third not p d pay unto John Hull or his Assignes 
twenty pounds sterl for the value here rec d of him, at time 
make good payrn*. & place it to acc. as p advice. Sub- 
scribed thus, Yo r friend John Parris. Directed to 
Copia Capt James Cranedge dd in London; on the back- 
side is written, S r pray Yo u pay this summe of twenty 
pounds, unto my loving Cozin unto whom I assigne it, 
namely M r Daniel Hoare 

p me John Hull 

By this publ Instrum* of ptes* be it knowne & manifest to 
all people that on the sixt day of the mo: of July A. Dni. 
1&1P. stilo Angl: At the request of M r Daniel Hoare now 
being in this Citty of London I John Marius Notary & 
Tabellion publ admitted & sworne dwelling w th in the 
same Citty (haveing in my hands the Original Bill of Ex a . 
whereof the Copie is here above written) did goe to the 
dwelling house of Capt James Cranedge unto whom the 
same is directed scituat at Lime house neere this Citty of 
London, & there speaking unto his wife (M re Cranedge) I 
the s d Notary did shew unto her the s d bill of Ex a . asking her 
if she would pay unto the s d Daniel Hoare the summe of 



338 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 

twenty pounds sterl. therein mentioned in regard the s d bill 
is due, Whereuppon the s d M rs Cranedge answered & s d that 
the s d Capt Cranedge her husband was gone to the Barbados, 
& that her husband did not owe any thing unto the drawer 
M r John Parris, but what he had now carryed w th him 
to satisfy him, & that therefore she would not pay the s d 
summe for want of pvision, W ch being by me Notary heard, 
I did solemnly ptest & doe ptest by these p r sents (at the 
request aforesaid) as 

[Page 302.] 

well against John Parris who hath subscribed the s d bill of 
Ex a ; as all others that it doth or may concerne of Ex a & 
Rechange & of all costs damages & interests for want & 
refuseall of pam* of the s d summe suffered & susteined & 
hereafter to be suffered & susteined to be all recovered in 
time & place convenient. 

This was ptested in the pnce of Lucas Emons & Roger 
Clarke witnesses. 

Ita attestor Rogatus et requisitus 
Jo: Marius Nots pub cus : 
UJLJL 

Rec d for goeing to Lime house & making this ptest fyve 
shillings p J: Marius. 

Barbados Mar: 10 th ll. 

5 (9) 1 6 -^-2- Nathanf-el Vtie is Dr as followeth " Sugar 
To M r Goodman p d him for 2 

bridles 100. 

To so much he is to pay mee . 036. 
To James Meade p d for Dyet & 

Drincke 3 times -. . 021 i 

14 To so much p d by Mr. Holland 

that yo u Excepted . . .1673 
April To James Meade for 1 ordinary 

& drink 008 J 

To sugar p d in Mr. Ursells store 

house . . . . . 687 
To Cotton Recp t8 229 U p d you is . 229 
To so much to be p d by Cap*. 
Higgin botom that yo u Excepted 

is 511. 

To 1 receipt of Sugar to receive of 

Capt ffrey r . . . .190 
. To 146" Sugar I p d M r Herbert for 

yo u 146 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 339 

To Sug 1 " yo u rec d of him for me . 256 
To Sug r to receive of M r Starkey 
that yo u accepted & had his mare 
bound for .... 1320 
To Sugfyo" rec d of Major Byam by 
my appointm*. it was 1600 11 , but 
I abated 40" for Storadge . 1560 



6737 
p. Cont: Cr fesesss 

By one bill of Ex a drawne by . my u Sagar 
m r payable to him for the Ac 
of M r Hewes .... 3000 

By 1 Bill of Ditto Ex a drawne by 
my M r & M r Oliv r & M r Selleck 
payable for the Acc. of Ditto 
M r Hewes .... 2000 

By 1 bill of Exc a of 43 11 8 88 ll d 
drawne by my in r payable to him 
for the Acc of M r Caleb ffoote w ch 
amounts to in Sug r at 6 d p 11 the 
the sume of 1738 



6738 11 

This six thousand seven hundred thirty seven pounds 
& of sugar I p d unto m r Nathaniel Vtie as appears p d the 
Acc above, for the Acc. use of M r Joshua Hues & M r Caleb 
ffoote of Boston & Roxbury merch ts . in New England as 
witnes my hand the 15 th Octob r . 1650. 
p me Paul Allistree. 

This Account was affirmed uppon oath by M r Paule 
Allistree to be a true Account before me this 15 th of the 8 th 
mo . Ifi s_o 

William Hibbins. 
[Page 303.] 

27 (9) iSAQ. Boston in New Engl: the 6 th 9 ber i^Jl I 
underwritten acknowledge to have rec d of Paul Allistre for 
the Acc of M r Tho: Holland of the Barbados full satisfac- 
tion for the summe of twenty six pounds sterl that was given 
me by a Court houlden in Boston the 29 th of S^ T . last w ch is 
in full of a bill of debt dew from the afores d Holland unto 
the aiores d Paul Allistre afterward assigned by the s d Allis- 
tre unto mee. I say Rec d full satisfaction as witnes my hand 
the day & yeare above written. Edward Hutchinson. 



340 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

7 (9) HA! I J hn Thompson M r of the ship Guift doe 
hereby pmise to pay unto M r W m Paine of Ipswich in N: 
Eng. or to his Assignes the summe of seventeene pounds 
thirteene shillings & six pence Sterl: in good merchantable 
Muscavados Sugar in Barbados at or w th in ten dayes after 
the arrivall of the shipp Guift into Barbados afores d at fyve 
pence p pound, for the pformance whereof I doe hereby bind 
myselfe in the penalty of fourty pounds sterl. witnes my 
hand 1 st of Novembr. l&BJl. 

Teste John Thompson. 

Theodore Atkinson 

Walter Allen. 

It is to be understoode that if the ship miscary w ch God 
forbid that then I shall pay this bill unto m r W m Paine. 
Jeremiah Belchar. John Thompson. 

11 (9) 15.-S-2- I Michaell Cawston oblige my selfe to De- 
liver ten dayes after the shipp Guift of Gods arrivall at Bar- 
bados: & delivery of my goods to pay unto M r Russell or his 
Order the just weight of eighteene hundd of good dry Mus- 
cavados sugar & of the best sort, witnes my hand this 7 th . 
8 th . mo: Understand Merchantable Muscavados sugar 
Witnes by us 

Georg Raymond. Miles Cawston. 

Hugh Stone. 

Charlestowne 30 th (8) A 

I John Thompson acknowedge to have received of M r Rich- 
ard Russell the summe of thirty seven pounds ten shillings, 
sterl of the Account of New England the w ch the s d m r Rus- 
sell is to have pd at the Isle of Barbados in good 

[Page 304.] 

merchantable dry inuscavados sugar, at the price of four pence 
p pound by mee or my order or Assignes 30 U . 7. out of the 
freight of Capt Cawstons goods aboard the ship Guift of God: 
also I oblige my selfe that if the ship Guift should by any 
Accidense or pvidence miscarry w cb God forbid then to make 
good the afores d 37 11 . 10 s . to M r Russell, in witness hereof 
I have here set my hand the day & Date above mentioned. 
Test by Barnaby Stanfast John Thompson. 

Richard Bowne. 

II (^9) -i-S-A-i Know all men by these presents, that I Paul 
Allistree late of Boston now bound for the Island of Bar- 
bados doe owe & am indebted unto M r . James Astwood of 
Boston afores d merch* the full summe of eighty sixe pounds 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 341 

sterl w ch summe I the s d Paul doe bind my selfe Execute 
& Administrators to pay or cause to be p d unto the s d James 
or to his Assignes at the Barbados in good Muscavado sugar 
at fyve pence p pound as doth amount to the s d summe of 
eighty six pounds at some convenient storehouse, but in case 
of non paym* at Barbados then I the s d Paul doe bind my 
selfe as afores d to pay or cause to be paid unto the s d James 
or to his Assignes the afores d summe of eighty six pounds in 
London at the Cock in Gracious streete at or before the first 
of October next ensueing the Date hereof or w th in fourty 
dayes after the arrivall of I the said Paul in London w ch 
shall first happen, only it is to be alwayes understoode that 
the s d James is to stand to the adventure of the goods shipte 
to make this s d somme to the Island of Barbados that if in 
case they doe not arive there then this obligacon is to be 
void & of none effect, & so likewise if the s d some of eighty 
six pounds be not paid in Barbados then the s d James is to 
stand to the Adventure of so much sugar as I the s d Paul 
shall shipp to pay the s d summe in London that if it doe not 
arrive there according to teno r of bill of ladeing that then 1 
the s d Paul is to be quitt & cleere of this Ingagment & so I 
have hereunto set my hand & seale the day & yeare above 
written, goods was interlined before subscribed. Dated in 
Boston in New Engl. the 9 th of Novemb. i-!i 
Signed sealed & dd in 

the presence of us Paul Allistree & a seale 

John Dudley 

Nicholas Phillips. 

[Page 305.] 

11 (9) l&-. I Raph Woory of Charlstowne doe pmise 
ingage my selfe to pay unto W m Phillips for valueable 
consideration by me received the just quantity of sevenscore 
weight of white sug 1 to be dd at Boston by the first returne. 
Witnes my hand this 12 th of the 4 th ULL*. 
Witnes Willm Aspinwall Raph Woorey. 

Notarius publ. 

M r Phellipps Assigned this to Paul Allistre. 12 (9) 

16.5.0. 



11 (9) JJLM. Received the 1 st . of Aug: 1AAA. of M r W m 
Phillipps three Kintalls of fish shipped aboard the W m & 
John bound for the Barbados & now rideing at Anchor before 
Boston the s d fish being to be disposed of for the Acc. of 
the s d M r Phillips he runing the Adventure & paying all 



342 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

charges to the Barbados. More three gallons of sacke 
amounting to fifteene shillings. I say rec (l 

p George Marsh. 

M r Phillips assigned this to Paul Allistree. 11(9) 1A 

19 (9) JJLJLO. 24 th of the first m. JAti. 

It was voted by the whole Court that Mistick bridge 
should be made, & maintained by the Country, at the pub- 
lick chardge. By the General! Court Increase Nowell sec: 

Be it knowne by these presents that I Robert Nash of 
Boston for good & valueable consideration by mee in hand 
received have given granted bargained & sould & by these 
p r sents doe give grant bargaine & sell unto John Thompson 
of London mariner all that my house & garden lately by me 
purchased of Nicholas Davison of Charlstowne merch*. 
scituat & being in Charls towne & fenced in, to have & to 
hould the s d house & land to him the s d John Thompson his 
heires & assignes for ever. In witnes whereof I the s d 
Robert have here unto sett my hand & seale this 11 (5) 
1650 

Sealed & dd in pnce of Robt Nash & a seale 

W m Aspinwall 
Rich: Waite. 

Indorsed. Know all men by these pnts that I John 
Thompson of London mariner have bargained & sould unto 
Nicholas Davison of Charlestowne merch* the house & 
garden w 011 1 bought of 

[Page 306.] 

Robert Nash mentioned in the deed on the other side 
of this paper to him his heires Execute 18 & Administrators 
to have & to hould for ever. & doe acknowledge to have 
reed of him full satisfaction to me in hand p d for the 
same; yet always pvided that in case I the s d John 
Thompson pay or cause to be p d unto Nicholas Davi- 
son his heires Execute 18 administrate 18 or assignes the 
full & just summe of seventy & fyve pounds sterl. in mer- 
chantable dry cod fish, the twentieth day of June next en- 
sueing, that then this deed of sale to be voyd otherwise to 
be in full force for ever. In witnes of the truth I have 
hereunto set my hand & seale Dated in Charlstowne this 
15 th of July lA. 

Witnes hereunto John Thompson, 

ffrancis Norton. 
John Allen. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 343 

M r John Thompson acknowledged this as his act & deed 
the first of Novemb. 1^-S.-^. before me. 

if ran. Willoughby. 

20 (9) 1650. I Nathaniell Long of Boston merch* doe 
acknowledge that I have rec d of Nicholas Davison three 
deeds or rather Copies of deeds under the Notary publ 
hand for sixty three pounds eight shillings, due from Robt 
Mason of Barbados unto the fores d Davison, & also have 
rec d full power by tre of Atturney to recov r the s d debts. I 
doe by these p r sents pmise to use my best indevo r to receive 
the same, & whatever I shall receive pt or all doe oblige my 
selfe heires Execute 18 administrate" to be accountable for the 
same unto Nicholas Davison, his heires execut administrate" 
or assignes. In witnes of the truth I have hereunto sett my 
hand Dated the 30 th of May. ma. 

I acknowledge to have rec d the origin all Bills the copies 
being left behind for wh ch I will be accountable as above s d . 
Signed & Delivered 

in the p r sence of us p me Nathaniel Long. 

Tho. Gainer 
George Smith. 

21 (9) 1S-5.0. As heretofore I have done I doe now by 
these p r sents Authorise M r Nicholas Davison to take an 
Acc. of M r George Ludlow in Virginia or els where of all 
reckonings whatsoever depending betwixt himselfe & me 
Executrix of M r Matthew Craddock deceased & to receive 
all dues any way comeing to mee by such an account & to 
make returne of the same to me in London, & to give a 
discharge to the s d M r Ludlow for what soever he shall so 
pay. in witnes hereof my hand & seale June 17 th . 1650. 

Witnes hereto Rob: Burgrte Rebecca Whitchcot & a 

Thomas Kidgell. seale 

[Page 307.] 

Know all men by these p r sents that I John Milom of 
Boston Coop for & in consideration of the summe of twenty 
& seven pounds ten shillings sterl to me in hand pd by Nich: 
Davison of Charlstowne in N: England merch* have bargained 
& sould & doe by these p r sents bargaine & sell unto the s d 
Nicholas Davison, two thousand acres of ground or land 
lying at the falls uppon Connecticot river, & one hundd & 
twenty acres, of meddow upon a rivevelet or riverett not far 
from the s d two thousand acres, w ch ground was sometime 
M r Robert Saltonstalls & laid out by M r Willis & Capt 



344 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Mason granted by the Generall Court of Connecticot, the 
w ch land the aboves d Robt Saltonstall sould unto M r Val: 
Hill & Capt Robt Harding of Boston the w ch I the s d John 
Mylom have bought & purchased of them & now have sould 
the p r misses aboves d , to say two thousand Acres of land & 
one hundd & twenty Acres of Meadow, unto the s d Nicholas 
Davison to him his heires Executo rs administrate 18 or Assignes 
to enjoy for ever. & doe acknowledg to have received of the 
aboves d Davison full satisfaction to my content for the same : 
& doe hereby oblige my selfe my heires Executo rs Adminis- 
trators & assigns firmly by these p r sents to make good ratify 
& confirme, & establish the s d Davison his heires in quiet 
& peaceable possession to enjoy the same for ever, & to 
pcure such writings at all times as shalbe needfull for 
the same. In witnes of the truth I the s d John Milom 
have hereunto set my hand & scale Dated the fifth day of 
October. 1650. 

Signed sealed & dd John Milom & a scale, 

in the presence of us 
Henry Wilkey. 

Acknowledged the 5 th of the 8 th mo. 165 before me 

Increase Nowell. 

15 (9) 1650 Uppon the 15 (9) 1650. Before me W m 
Asp: Not & Tab: publ by Authority of the Generall Court 
of the Massach: admitted & sworne, psonally appeared m r 
Joseph Barton & M r Daniel Bradley Att rs . to M r W m Stanley 
& M r Peter le Gay merch ts of Southampton as by their pcura- 
tion dated 5 th June -Lfi.^-2. under the hand of Rich: Stanley 
Notary publ doth at large appeare, w ch Appearers required 
me the Not afores d to ptest against M r John Tuttle of Boston 
merch* for non-pformance of certaine covenants betwixt him 
& the s d Merch t8 beareing Date the 16 th ffeb. im. the s d 
M r Tuttle being present & confessing he had not pvided the 
full complement of goods according to agreement. Where 
uppon I the s d Notary at the instance 

[Page 308.] 

of the s d Appearers & in theire names & in the names of the 
s d merch te of Southampton did ptest & by these p r sents doe 
ptest against the said John Tuttle for his breach of Cove- 
nant, & for all damages lossess & interests w ch the merchants 
afores d have susteined or further may susteine by reason 
thereof. This ptest was thus made in the psence of M r 
Thomas Broughton & M r Edw: Tyng. Quod &c. 



ASPINWALL NOTAEIAL RECORDS. 345 

26 (9) 1650 To all Christian people to whom this p r sent 
write ing shall come W m Stanley & Peter le Gay inhabitants 
& merch ts of the towne & County Southton in England send 
greeting. Know yee that we the s d W ra Stanley & Peter le 
Gay for o r selves & Company ioyntly & severally have & by 
these p r sents doe nominate ordeine constitute & appoint & 
in o r steed & place putt James ft'auntleroy & Joseph Barton 
of the s d towne & County of Southton merch 18 & Daniel 
Bradley mariner & M r of the shipp called the Adventure of 
Southton & every of them jointly & either of them severally 
o r true & lawfull pcurato" actors factors & Att rs as wel 
general 1 as speciall for us & Companie & every & either of 
us & s d Companie & every of us jointly & severally to aske 
demand leavie recover & receive all & singular such summe 
& summes of money goods wares & merchandises & the 
pceeds & pvenue of all such goods wares & merchandises or 
the true & full value thereof & all other pfitts advantages 
gains & increase of gaines debts due & demands whatsoever 
issueing arriseing or growing due & payable unto us & s d 
Companie or any or either of us by vertue of & according 
to the tenor of certaine Articles of Covenants beareing date 
the 16 th day of ffeb: An . Dni 1649. made betweene John 
Tuttle of N. England in the pts of America, & Peter le 
Gay & Companie of the other ptie, or for any other qause 
or thing or by any other wayes or meanes what soever as 
well of & from the s d John Tuttle & Joan his wife & John 
Gore of Roxb: in N. E: afores d or any or either of them 
there or any or either of theire heires Exor. Administr 
Actors facto or Assignes as of & from all & every such 
pson & psons w th in any the pts of America as are & shall 
appeare to be so indebted unto us & s d Company or any or 
either of us as afores d , & the s d John Tuttle & Joane his 
wife & the s d John Gore or any 'or either of them theire or 
any or either of theire heires Execut Adm. agents facto 18 
Assignes & all & every such other Exec. Adm. agents 
facto 1 " 8 or assignes & all & every such other pson & psons so 
indebted unto u 8 & s d Comp a . or any or either of us as 
afores' 1 , by whatsoever name or names they or any of them 
shalbe called & knowne, either by attachm* of goods or im- 
prisonm* of body to sue arrest implead & Answer & con- 
demne, & out of prison againe to Deliver, & all & every the 
s d summe or summes of money goods wares merchandises 
& the pceed & pvenue of all such goods ware merchan- 
dises or the full & true value thereof & all other pfits ad- 
vantages gaines & increase of gaines debts dues & demands 
whatsoever so due as afores d of & from the s d John Tuttle & 



346 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 309.] 

Joane his wife & the s d John Gore or any of them theire or 
any or either of theire heires Exec. Adm. agents facto 1 " 8 or 
assignes or any other pson or psons whatsoever so indebted 
as afores d , for us & s d Comp a . & every & either of us & in 
the name steed & place of us & to & for the use & the Acc. 
of us & s d Comp a . & every & either of us by any lawfull 
wayes or meanes what soever, to leavie recover & receive & 
uppon paym* satisfaction or other lawfull Composition of & 
for all or any of the summe & summes of money goods wares 
& merchandises debts dues & demands or any p* thereof so 
due as afores d , any lawfull acquittance or discharge for us 
& s d Comp a . & in o r names to give, also only or more pcurato 18 
act r8 facto 1 " 8 or Atturneyes under them or any or either of 
them w th the like or limitted power to depute substitute & 
appoint & him or them at theire wills & pleasures when & 
so often as they or either or any of them shall see expedient 
againe to revoake, giveing & by these p r sents granting unto 
o r s d pcurato 18 acto 1 " 8 facto 18 & Atturneys & every of them 
jointly & either of them severally full & free power & lawful 
authority for us & s d Comp a . & every & either of us & in the 
name steed & place & to & for the use & acc of us & every 
& either of us to doe & Execute the p r misses in as large & 
ample manner as wee & s d Comp a . & every or any of us 
might or could doe if wee & every or any of us were then & there 
psonally p r sent, ratifying confirming & allowing all & what- 
soever o r s d pcurato acto rs factors & Att re : theire substitutes. 
& Deputies or any or either of them shall lawfully doe or 
cause to be done in or about the p r misses. In witnes 
whereof we the s d W m Stanley & Peter le Gay have here- 
unto sett o r hands & scales the 5 th day of June. An . Dni 



Signed sealed & dd in pnce of us W m Stanley & a seale 
Ric: Stanley Nots publ Peter le Gay & a seale. 

Rich: Singleton 

Int. 12 Sept: 1650. Ita attester ego Johannes Jennings 
seer 1118 Depu tu8 

We whose names are here under written being the rest of 
the Comp a . above mentioned doe consent unto & ratify & 
confirme the tre of Attur: or pcuration above mentioned 
witnes o r hands the day & yeare above s d 

Joseph de la Motte D Kersent 

Jacob Legay 

26 (9) J-SJ-Q. These p r sents witnesseth that I Edw. Daycr 
seamen doe hereby discharge John Web of Connecticot brasier 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 347 

of one bill of reed the 11 th October 4-9-. w ch was for peeces of 
stuffe rec d by the s d John Web of me Edw. Dayer & I have- 
ing rec d the s d peecs of stuffe afores d I Edward Dayer do 
hereby give a full discharge for the s d bill 

[Page 310.] 

of 17 th Witnes my hand this 27. of Octob. 1649. 
Witnes John Sanford p me Edware Dare 

liveing at the Kings armes 
at Boston. 



26 (9) ^SAS. Know all men by these p r sents that I Edw. 
Day re doe hereby bind my heires Exe r . & Administ. to pay 
or cause to be p d unto Henry Modsley or his Assignes the 
full & just summe of fifteene pounds seventeene shillings & 
two pence steii to be p d at the arrivall of the s d Henry or any 
Assignes for him. Witnes my hand this 21 th of August. 
1650. Edw. Dare. 

It is agreed uppon by & betweene the pties above written 
that if the above s d Edw. Day re shall Deliver unto Hen: 
Modsley or his Assignes one bill or specialty of M r John 
Parris conteining twenty fyve pounds sixteene shillings & 
two pence that then the above written specialty to be voyd 
& of none effect, otherwise shall stand in full force & vertue. 
Witness his hand this 21 th of Aug. 1( ? 50 Edw. Dare. 

Signed & dd in the pnce of 

Nath: Juijce 13 : Octob. iSAA 

26 (9) i- 6 -Ao.. These presents witnes to whom it doth con- 
cerne that I John Web of Connecticot brasier doe acknowl- 
edge my selfe to be indebted unto Edw. Dare the full & just 
summe of seventeene pounds sterling to be p d in beefe porke 
pease & floure w th in fyve weekes after the date hereof uppon 
paine of forfeiting the double summe unles either wind or 
wether shall hinder, in witnes whereof I have set to my 
hand the day above written. 

his 

Witnes John Sanford John I W Webb 

marke 

James Rainstorpe 

I under written doe assigne & sett over unto Henry Mods- 
ley all my right claime & interest of this bill & the moneys 
therein specifyed & doe hereby give power to the s d Henry 
to aske receive recover the same as amply & fully as I my 
selfe. Witnes my hand this 21 th of Aug: 1650. 
Test. Nath: Juijce. Edw. Dare 



348 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 311.] 

26 (9) 15-&-2- I Edw. Dayre do by these p r sents bind me 
my heires Exec. & Administ. to pay & Deliver unto Henry 
Modsley or his Assignes the full & just summe of one thou- 
sand & twenty pound of good muscavado Suga r at the next 
arrivall of the s d Hen: Modsley in this Hand of Barbados 
witnes my hand this 21 th of Aug: 16 ^-. 

Edw. Dare 

It is further agreed uppon by & betweene Edw. Dayre & 
Hen: Modsley that if the s d Henry shall receive seventeene 
pounds sterl by a bill assigned over unto him. of John 
Web liveing in N: England that then the former bill is 
to be voide & of none effect otherwise to stand in full force 
& vertue. 

Signed in the pnce of Edw. Dare. 

Nath. Juijce. 

Samuel Lamb, Deb: 

SUGAR 

Januar. 10. To 3 pints sack ..... 007 

11. To 2 bott Sack 010 

To 1 bott Sack 005 

12. To 1 bott' Sack 005 

To 1 p* Sack 005 

14. To 2 bott Sack 010 

16. To 1 bott Sack 005 

To 1 bott Sack 005 

17. To halfe A pype . . . . .005 
19. To 2 bott. Sack 010 

To 1 bott. Sack 005 

21. To 2 bott Sack 010 

22. To 1 bott Sack 005 

To 20 U Sugar . . . . .020 
To one bott Sack . 005 

To one bott beere . . . . 001 i 

26. To 2 bott beere . . . . .003 

To 2 bott beere 003 

ffeb. 13. To 1 gal beere 006 

23. To 1 p r Shooes 040 

Mar. 5. To 3 bott. 1 p* Sack .... 017i 

To 4 bott. beere 006 

6 To 2 bott beere 003 

7. To 2 bott. beere 003. 

To 2 bott beere 003 

8. To one bott beere .... OOli 
10. To 3 gall, beere 018 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 349 

Apr. 30. To 2 gall, beere 012 

3. To 1 paire stockings . . . .033. 



Nich: Dawson. 263. 

I have rec d of Henry Modsley full satisfaction of this 
Account w ch is two hundred sixty three pound of sugar. 
Witnes my hand this 11 th day of August 1650. 
Witnes Nicholas Dawson. 

John Bloer. 

[Page 312.] 

6 (10) i-&-&-^ Know all men by these p r sents that on the 
eleventh day of the month of July Ann Dni 165 before me 
Joshua Maynet Not & Tabellion publ dwelling in London 
admitted & sworne & in the p r sence of the witnesses here 
after named, psonally appeared W m Chalke Master of the 
ship the W m & Sarah of London of the burden of one hundd 
& twenty tunns or thereabouts & Anthonie Lemande Car- 
vacal & Nathaniel Townsend Merch* 8 & p* owners of the 
s d shipp & goods therein laden, the w ch Appearers as well 
far themselves as for the rest of the owners of the s d ship & 
goods for whom they make themselves strong undertake & 
promise ratification, have made & ordeined &. by these pres- 
ents in theire steed & place doe put & constitute George 
Reimond m r of the ship the Eagle of London his true & law- 
full Atturney giveing & gran tinge to the s d Atturney full 
power comission & lawful Authority for & in the names & 
to the use of them Constituants to aske demand leavie sue 
for recover & receive of whatsoever pson or psons as of right 
shall appteine the s d ship the W 1 " & Sarah of London & all 
goods laden therein where soever the s d ship or goods are or 
shalbe found w** said ship on the 10 th day of Octob r last past 
were taken by Capt Plunket & by him caryed to S te Cruz 
adjoineing to Teneriffe in the Island of the Canaries & of 
the receipte to give acquittance in due forme, & if need be 
to appeare in all Courts of Judicature there to sue implead 
arrest seize sequester attach imprison & to condemne & out 
of prison to deliver & generally to doe all things w cb they 
the s d Constituents themselves might or could doe being 
psonally p r sent w th power to substitute other Att re . w tb like 
or limitted power, promiseing to hould firme stable & valid 
all & whatsoever theire s d Att r and his substitutes shall law- 
fully doe or pcure to be done in & about the p r misses by ver- 
tue of these pnts In witnes whereof the s d Constituants 
have signed sealed & dd these pnts. Thus done & passed 



350 ASPINWJLLL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

w th in this Citty of London in the p r sence of John Daniel & 
Richard Clay witnesses hereunto required. 
John Daniel W m Chalk & a seale 

Richard Clay Ant: Lemand* Carvacal 

& a seale. 

Nath: Towsend & a seale 
I nod attester rogatus et requisitus. 

Joshua Mainet y ts P ubl . 

verte foil, 

[There is no page 313.] 
' [Page 314.] 

Wee underwritten certify that Joshua Mainet who hath 
signed the aforegoeing Instrum*: is a Notary & Tabellion 
publ admitted & sworne dwelling in London & that the acts 
& Instrum* 8 so by him signed full faith & credit is given in 
Judgm* Court & w th out the same. Dated in London the 
eleventh of July Ann Dni ! 

John Daniel Nots pub cus 
Jo Notstock nos pub 

This Bill bindeth me Peter downing my heires Exer. 
Administrato rs & Assignes in the penalty of foure thousand 
pound of sugar to pay or cause to pay unto Henry Moussley 
or his Assignes the full & just summe of two thousand 
pound of good' dry Muscabaids suger at or before the fif- 
teenth day of ffebr: next ensueing the date here of at some 
convenient store house neere the sea side wites my hand this 
24 th of July. IBJL&. 

Witnes The marke of P 

Nich: Dawson Peter Downing. 

Rich: South. 



10 (10) -!A5_o March the 12 th 

This witnesseth that I Tho: Peeke of Colchester in the 
County of Essex linnen Drap doe assigne & by these 
p r sents give full pow r & Authority unto Tho: ffirmin to 
Arbitrate w th James Browne of Charls towne in N: England 
concerning an Account betweene the s d James Browne & my 
selfe, & also to use all such just & lawfull meanes for recov- 
ery of what is my Just due (in case the s d James doe not 
come willingly to a just & faire account) & also doe give full 
power unto the s d Tho: fnrmin as my lawfull Atturney to 
agree conclude & make an end w th the s d James, & uppon 
conclusion to give a receipt in full to the s d James Browne 
in my behalfe, witnes my hand the day & yeare above 
written. 

Tho: Peeke. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 351 

Whereas there is an account depending betwixt Josias 
ffirmin Thomas Peeke of Colchester & James Browne of 
Charls towne in N. England Thomas ffirmin being Atturney 
to the s d Peeke & likewise intrusted by the aboves d ffirmin 
to issue the same. Know whom this writeing may concerne 

[Page 315.] 

That we James Browne & Tho ffirmin do mutually agree 
to refer this busines unto Rich. Russell & John Webb to 
Compmise & arbitrate the same : & doe hereby bind s r selvs 
in the penalty of fifty pounds to stand to the award of the 
afores' 1 arbitrate 18 . Witnes hereunto o r hands this 30 th of 
July 1650. Tho. ffirmin James Browne. 

Wee uppon o r best Considerations doe determin that James 
Browne shall pay unto Tho. ffirmin as a full determination 
of this Acc. twenty three pounds & to make paym* thereof 
in wheate pease or Bever in three months & on payment 
thereof the s d Tho: ffirmin is to give the s d Browne a full 
acquittance for the Acc of Thomas Peeke & Josias ffirmin, 
so far as concernes this bill conteining nine pticulars on the 
Debitor side & nine on the Credit 1 " side, the s d Thomas 
ffirmin being to record M r Peeks tre of Atturney. to show 
this to be o r determination we have set hereunto o r hands 
this 30 th of July J-fiJJi. 

By me Richard Russell John Evered alias Webb. 

10 (10) l&LO.. Be it knowne by these pnts that I Robt 
Nash of Boston in N: E. Butcher doe acknowledg my selfe 
to be indebted unto Jo-. Milom of Boston afores d Coop in the 
just summe of sixty pounds sterl to be p d hi pvisions for 
dyet at or before the 29 (7) next ensueing the date hereof 
(the necessary charge to finish the wharfe according as it is 
begun being first deducted & abated) And unto the true 
pformance hereof I the s d Robt Nash doe bind myselfe mine 
exer & administr: & in pctre the house I lately bought of 
him neere unto the water millne in Boston. In witnes 
whereof I the s d Robt Nash have hereunto set my hand & 
seale this 2 (8) HL&JL. 

Sealed & dd in pnce of Robt Nash & a seale 

John Bushnel Rich: Waite 
William Aspinwall. 

16 (10) ig^ Whereas John Jarvis saith that in the 
month of October in the yeare of o r Lord 1645. (p Major 
Gen 1 . Edw Gibons) he was possessed of a third pt of the 
Shipp Unicorne, of the burden of one hundd and fourtie tuns 



352 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

or thereabouts, w ch | pt of the s d ship (the s d John Jarvis 
doth say) he did peaceably & quietly enjoy certaine months 
w th out any Molestation, Isaac Addington being appointed 
m r of the aboves d ship in the M of July J-LifL as the s d John 
Jarvis saith, & was to pforme a voyage fro Boston in N. 
Eng: to Virginia, as he saith, & from there to London being 
the port of his discharge & to give Account of his trust unto 
each owner. And whereas the s d Jo: Jarvis alledgeth that 
the s d M r hath not rendred unto him a just & true Account, 
& did in the month of August in the yeare 

[Page 316.] 

1647 at London undertake a second designe w th the above 
s d ship unicorne, unto the Port of Malaga & so made his re- 
turne to the Port of London, & since hath imployed the 
aboves d ship Unicorne uppon severall other Designes & made 
severall other Voyages w th the aboves d ship unto severall 
other Ports w th out the knowledg consent or privity of the 
sf John Jarvis thereunto, as he saith. And whereas 
the s d John Jarvis did in the month of July one thousand 
six hundd & fifty at Boston in N. Eng. in a peaceable way 
(as he saith) require the aboves d Isaac Addington that he 
would give him a true & just Account of his $ pt of the ship 
abovementioned in w ch the s d John Jarvis claimeth ppriety, 
as also of her imployments & improvements thereof from 
Port to Port, then three yeares compleat imployed p him the 
aboves d Isaac Addington as M r , of all w 011 time of her imploy- 
ment, as likewise the improvements as afore expressed (the 
s d John Jarvis saith) he hath not as yet given him a full & 
true Account. And whereas the s d John Jarvis alledgeth, 
that he was (in the M. of Aug. 1650tie .) constrained to psecute 
a suit against the afores d Isaac Addington at the Court then 
held at Boston in N: Engl. for the recovering of what (he 
saith) is most jusly due unto him, either for the imploy- 
ments & improvements of his J pt of the ship afores d , as also 
what soev r els due unto him uppon any other Acc. or Ac- 
counts, w ch by no other way or means he could have, nor can 
yet attaine, as he affirmeth. Now whereas the s d Jo: Jarvis 
alledgeth, that Isaac Addington & Capt John Leveret uppo 
above & ungrounded p r tence alledged in the Court held at 
Boston afore expressed, and now uppon the same ground & 
like p r ,tence alledgeth that the s d Jo: Jarvis hath sould his 
pt of the s d ship, whereas (the s d John Jarvis saith) there is 
no such thing, nor that it can any wayes be made by them 
so to appeare. By meanes whereof the said John Jarvis (as 
he saith) hath beene long & now is dayly kept fro an estate 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 353 

by the afores d Isaac Addington & Capt John Leveret, & 
put of from one Court to another, by all w ch (he affirm- 
eth) he hath suffered & susteined very much, & likely 
infinitely more to what he hath alreadie susteined suffered 
& lost. 

Be it knowne by these p r sents that uppon the aforesaid al- 

[Page 317.] 

legations, & at the instance of the afores d John Jarvis merch* 
(now prisoner in Boston in N. Engl. at the suite of Capt. 
John Leveret) I W m . Asp: Not. & Tabell. publ by Authority 
of the Gen r Court of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne 
uppon the twelfth day of P-g cmb - 1 6 5 o did protest & (by ex- 
presse direction from the s d John Jarvis & in his owne words 
in manner following) doe by these p r sents ptest against Isaac 
Addington & Capt John Leveret theires heires Exec. Ad- 
ministr. & Assignes & every of them, for all sufferings losses 
& damages whatsoever, either by estate or credit, that the s d 
John Jarvis have heretofore heretofore susteined or shall any 
way hereafter suffer, loose, or be damnifyed in by being kept as 
is afore expressed from either the one third pt of the shipp 
afores d her imployment & all improvements pfitts & gaines 
whatsoever w ch the s d John Jarvis might or could any wayes 
have made thereof or hath beene any wayes made by her im- 
ployments, as also of what soever is any wayes due or shalbe 
made to appeare to be due from any of them, as likewise 
from any casualty whatsoever els the afores d shipp Unicorne 
may come or shall hereafter happen unto her, either by ship- 
wreck, robbery, fyre, pyrats, & all dangers whatsoever els, & 
specially since her late depture from Boston in New England 
w th out his consent or privity thereunto, in the M. of August 
U_5 o.ty > f or a ]^ w ch U ppo n (j ue proof e by the s d John Jarvis 
made, yo u shalbe lyable to make him just & due reparation in 
time & place convenient. 

This protest was by me the Notary afores d reade & pub- 
lished the day afores* unto Edw. Bendall Att r . for m r Isaac 
Addington, in the p r sence of m r Edward Hutchinson & M r 
W m ffoster. 

1. And the s d Edw. Bendal returned answer thereunto as 
followeth. ffirst to severall untruths therein contained, he 
saith, he to wit M r Jarvis knew of the voyage to Malaga from 
London, the s d John Jarvis being then there : & also the s d 
Jarvis knew of this last voyage to the Canaries & therefore 
should have spoken truth hi his ptest. ffurther the s d Att r 
answ r eth, that it is untrue that he hath beene put of from 



354 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Court to Court as the Records of the Court will declare, the 
Action being but entred in July & through his owne default 
not issued, when M r Addington attended uppon the issue 
thereof. And this Court hath fully heard the Cause, & on 
the seventeenth of this instant are to give in theire Judgm* in 
the Case. It is also untrue that he saith he desired to ob- 
taine a true Account & could not : for M r Addington & Edw. 
Bendall his Atturney 

[Page 318.] 

tendred to M r Jarvis to refer the Accounts to able men, both 
before the Court & since, as the Atturney affirmeth. 

2 ly . Secondly to the Substance of M r Jarvis Allegation, 
he answ r eth, that M r Addington long since in London & now 
againe in Court hath rendered him a true Acc. of the Vir- 
ginia Voyage, w ch is all the Account that is due to him. ffor 
it appeared by Capt John Leveretts testimonie & sundry 
other circumstances (as that he neither tooke any care for 
fitting her out to sea, nor ptested against the Malaga Voyage 
though he knew thereof, & that M r Jarvis himself confessed 
in Court, uppon certaine termes to have given order to the 
m r for sale of the ship) that the s d John Jarvis had sould his 
former interest, & himself e saith in the begining of his protest, 
that London was the Port of M r Addingtons discharge from 
the ship, & there M r Addington gave him an Acc. under his 
his hand, the very same w ch hath now done & proved in 
Court: These are the answ rs w ch at present the Atturney 
gave, leaveing it to M r Addington uppon knowledge of the 
same to returne more plenary answers. Thus done & passed 
in the towne of Boston by mee the Notary aforesaid. Quod 
virtute offciis mei rogatus atteso r & in fra. 

This ptest aforegoing I did also read unto Capt John 
Leveret the 13th day of this instant Decemb. Quod attester 
vt supra. 
Will m Aspinwall yot8 P 11 *. 1 

18 (10) ifi^o. I James Astwoodof Boston in N. England 
merch* doe assigne & make over unto John Goodwin of 
London merch* the summe of fourty three pounds being halfe 
of a bill of eighty six pounds. Dated 9 th of Novemb r last & 
payable by Paul Allistre in Barbados, or otherwise in London 
att or before the first of October next, or w th in fourty dayes 
after the arrivall of the s d Paul in London w ch shall first 
happen, the s d John Goodwin standing to the adventure of 
his pportion as in the s d Bill is expressed, a Copie whereof I 
have given him under the hand of the publick Notary. In 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 355 

witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hands & seale this 
11 th of Decerab. JULS4. 

Sealed & dd in pnce of James Astwood & a seale. 

Roger Sayle 

William Aspinwall Nots publ 

[Page 319.] 

19 th 9 th month iSJLL. 

18 (10) 1650. Know all men by these p r sents that I 
George Harwood of Boston carpenter do institute & appoint 
Jane my wife & Nathaniel Bishop my lawfull Atturneyes to 
sell & make sale of my house & land standing in Boston or 
any goods belonging to mee & also I doe give power to the 
s d Jane my wife & Nathaniel Bishop to give possession & to 
interest those into the true title of my house & land who 
shall purchase the same as if I was present w th my own hand 
to do it & also I do authorise & give power to these above 
named Jane & Nathaniel to aske demand & require all my 
debts due to mee & to pay such debts as I shal appoint 
where I am indebted, in witnes hereof I have set to my hand. 
John Shaw The Marke of Georg 

Richard Sherman. Harwood 

I Ri : Sherman testify that uppon the 19' of the 9 mo : 
1 6 5 . Georg Harwood of Boston made a tre of Atturney 
unto Jane his wife & Nathaniel -Bishop wherein he of his 
free will & consent appointed them to sell his house or other 
his occasions in w ch letter of Atturney the date is mistaken 
being Dated 1651. Whereas the said tre of Atturney was 
made in 1( ? 50 as above written. 

Taken uppon oath this 9 th of the 
10 th m . S-^L before me 
William Hibbins. 

19 (10) iA2- Know all men by these p r sents that I John 
Thompson of Lond. mariner doe acknowledge to owe unto 
Samuel Maverick of Nodles Hand neere Boston in New 
England Merch* the summe of sixty & six pounds sterl to 
be p d unto the s d Samuel Maverick his Execut rs Administra- 
tors or Assignes upon the fyve & twentieth day of March 
next ensueing the date hereof. To w cb paym* well & truly 
to be made I do bind my selfe my heires Exec & Adminis- 
trate 1 ' 8 firmly by these p r sents. In witnes whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand the 11 th day of July Ann Dni 16 50 
Signed & dd in pnce of John Thompson. 

John Dane 
William Hudson. 



356 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Deposed the 20 th of the 8 th mo. 1651 by John Dane that 
hee did see the signeing & Delivery hereof, 
before me Increase Nowell. 

19 (10) 1650. Whereas Benjamin Gillom hath disbursed 
& layed out on the ship the Expectation & towards the 
Cargo now aboard her for her intended voyag to the value 
of six hundd thirty two pounds I John Turner doe hereby 
acknowledge that the s d Benjamin Gillom hath interest in 
the s d shipp & Cargo to the aforesaid value & do pmise at 
the end of this o r intended voyage to give an account unto 
the s d Benjamin for his afores d p* & the pceede thereof. 
And for pformance bind my selfe Exect & Assignes by these 
presents, witnes my hand here unto set July 10 th . 1644. 
Witnes Samuel Maverick, p me John Turner. 
Nathaniel Silvester. 

[Page 320.] 

19 (10) 1-&A Know all men by these p r sents that 
whereas I Alexander Lindsey M e rch* having order & Comis- 
sion fro M r Maurice Thompson & M r W m Penayer of Loud. 
Merch ts for the transaction of theire affaires in Barbados in 
relation to theire trade & merchandise & in pticular as theire 
Agent concerning the Managing & transaction of theire 
affaires in relation to the ship Providence whereof Capt Hen. 
Tavern r is m r at present & myself Alexand r Lindsey merch* 
& Supcargo have for the advancement of the s d shipp & 
voyage uppon her p r sent designe unto N. Eng. in relation 
unto the s d Maurice Thompson & W m Penayer & in respect 
of the Advancement of theire Designes as theire Agent & 
merch*. & for theire use, have taken up & received of majo r 
Robert Sedgwick & m r ffrancis Norton of Charls towne in 
severall goods & Merchandise according to my advice & 
order the full & compleate summe of one thousand foure 
hundd sixty eight pounds sterl, of & concerning w ch I the s d 
Alexander Lindsey do fully cleerly & absolutely by these 
presents acquit release and discharge them the s d Majo r 
Rob* Sedg : & M r ffra: Norton theire severall & respective 
heiresExec administrate" & Assignes & every of them & 
declare my selfe heerby fully satisfyed in every respect ac- 
cording to my order & theire agreement therein, ffor the 
true paym* & full satisfaction of w cb s d summe by me re- 
ceived I have given unto the s d Major Robt Sedgwick & M r 
ffra: Norton Bills of Exc a to the full value of one thousand 
foure hundd threescore & eight pounds to be well & truly p d 
in London by the afores d M r Maurice Thompson or M r W m 



ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 357 

Penayer as by the contents of the afores d Bills may more at 
Large appeare. Now let all men know whom these p r sents 
concerns 

Know that I the s d Alexand 1 Lindsey agent to the afores d 
M r Maurice Thompson & M r W m Penayer doe by these pnts 
also fully firmly & absolutely oblige what soever estate I 
now have or shall receive of the above said M r Maurice 
Thompson & W m Penayer, as also my owne pson & estate 
reall & psonall in the penall summe of two thousand fyve 
hundd pounds sterling for secureing the afores d Bills of 
Exch. in paym* to be made according to the teno r thereof in 
every respect. In witnes whereof I the s d Alex: Lindsey 
have hereunto sett my hand & scale this tenth day of y r 
month comonly called October in the yeare l&4-. 

By mee Alex : Lindsey & a seala 
Sealed subscribed & dd in the 

pnce of. Increase Nowel 
J John Parris. 
George Parris. 

[Page 321.] 

20 (10) 1S-50-. I Abraham Shurt do bind my selfe heires 
& Execute 18 unto M r Tho: Elbridge his heires & Executo 18 
& Assignes in the summe of seven thousand pounds uppon 
condition that I will abide the order of any Court at Boston 
or any Arbitration to be made betwixt us betwixt this & 
September next in an action of the case uppon Accounts 
taken out by him betwixt mee & M r Giles Elbridge & John 
his Executo r . Witnes my hand this 20 (10) lM. 

Test. Abraham Shurt. 

Georg Munnings 
William Aspinwall 
Nots publ : 

21 (10) 1-6JLO.. Be it knowne by these p r sents that I 
Barnabie Stanfast Comand r & m r of the ship W m & Georg of 
London of the burden of an hundd & eighty tonns or there- 
abouts now rideing at anchor in the harbo r of Boston being 
deserted of my men, for & in consideration of six hundd 
fourty & two pounds, fourteene shillings, whereof I doe 
acknowledge my selfe fully satisfy ed, have bargained & 
sould the s d shipp unto Major Gener 11 Edw. Gibons, to- 
gether w th all her Masts sailes saileyards anchors cables ropes 
cords guns gunpowder shott artillery tackle munition furni- 
ture & apparell boate skiffe & appurtenances according to an 
Inventory made of the same & Delivered unto the s d Edw. 



358 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Gibons under my hand, to have & to hould the s d shipp & 
p raises unto him the s d Edw. Gibons his Exec. Adminin- 
ist & Assignes, as his & theire pp goods to his & theire pp 
use forever. And I the s d Barnaby Stanfast mine Exec. & 
Admin, the s d ship & p r misses afore mentioned to be bar- 
gained & sould unto the s d Ed: Gibons his Exec Admin. & 
Assignes, against all men, shall & will warrant & defend by 
these p r sents, according to the Custome of Oleron, pil of sea 
fyre & enemies only accepted. In witness whereof I the s d 
Barnaby Standfast have hereunto put my hand & scale this 
7 th of Sept. 3JL5JL, 

Witnes to this p r sents writeing p me Barnaby Stanfast 

John Thompson & a seale. 

Andrew Pope. 

21 (10) 165 Be it knowne by these p r sents that I John 
Allen of Charls towne in New Engl: merch*. & pt owner of 
the ship Welcome of the burden of three hundd tuns or 
thereabouts for good & valuable consideration by me in hand 
received have bargained & sould & by these pnts do bargaine 
& sell unto Tho. Broughton of Boston in New England 
Merch* one sixteenth pt as well of the s d shipp as of all & 
singular her masts sailes sailyards anchors cables ropes cords 
guns gunpowder shott artillery tackle munition apparell boat 
skiff e & furniture to the same 

[Page 322.] 

belonging to have & to hould the s d sixteenth p* as well of 
the s d ship as of all & singular the p r misses unto him the s d 
Tho: Broughton his Ex: Adrn & Assignes as his & theire pp 
goods to his & theire pp use for ever. And I the s d John 
Allen mine Exec. & Administ. the said sixteenth pte as well 
of the s d ship as of all & singular the p r misses forementioned 
to be bargained & sould unto the s d Tho: Broughton his Exec 
Admin 8 . & Assignes against all men shall & will warrant & 
defend from the first of November last past, for one whole 
yeare & a day, pill of sea fyre & enemies only Excepted. 
In witnes whereof I the s d John Allen have hereunto sett 
my hand & seale this 20 th of Dec. 1650. 
Sealed & dd in pnce of p me John Allen & a seale. 

William Aspinwall 

Nots E^: 



17 (10) JL6JLi Uppon the xvij th day of Decemb r 
Before me W m Aspinwall Notary & Tab: publ by Authority 
of the Gener 11 Court of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne 



ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 359 

psonally appeared m r Nathaniel Silvester of Barbados merch*. 
w ch Appearer required me the Notar afores d for him & in his 
name to Demand of Cap*. Nicholas Shapley security for 
fifteene thousand eight hundd & twelve pounds of good mer- 
chantable well cured Muscavados Sugar to be p d unto him 
or his Assignes in Barbados w th in six months after the Date 
hereof, a Copy of w cu securitie is herew tu all sent under mine 
hand. 

Accordingly I the Notary afores d at request afores d & w th 
a draught of the security afores d did repaire unto the s d 
Nicholas Shapley to demand him to firme the same, being for 
the like value Delivered to the s d Capt Shapley by the s d 
Nathaniel Silvester, & uppon his denyall to firme the s d 
writeing I the Notary afores d did ptest & by these puts doe 
ptest against the s d Nicholas Shapley for all damages losses 
& interests w ch the s d Appearer hath or further may suffer 
thereby, for all \v ch the s d Nich: Shapley shalbe responsall & 
lyable to make him due reparations in time & place Con- 
venient. Thus done & passed; & the said writeing for 
securitie tendred to be firmed in presence of Capt John 
Allen of Charlstowne. 

[Page 323.] 

Know all men by these pnts that I Nicholas Shapley doe 
acknowledge my selfe indebted unto M r Nathaniel Silvester 
of Barbados in the full & just suinme of thirty one thousand 
six hundd twenty foure pounds of well cured Muscavados 
Sugar, to be p d unto him the s d Nathaniell Silvester or his 
Assignes at Barbados. Unto the true pformance whereof I 
the s d Nicholas Shapley doe bind my selfe mine heires 
Execute 1 " 8 & Administrato re firmly by these p r sents, & in 
witnes thereof have sett to my hand & seale this xvii th of 
Decerab. 1650: 

The Condition of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden Nicholas Shapley shall well & truly pay or cause to 
be pd unto the above named Nathaniel Silvester or his 
Atturney or Atturneyes Assigne or Assignes the full & just 
summe of fifteene thousand eight hundd & twelve pounds of 
good merchantable wel cured Muscavados Sug r at some con- 
venient storehouse neere the Indian Bridge where the s d 
Nath: Silvester shall appoint, that then this obligcon shalbe 
utterly void & of none effect otherwise to remaine in full 
force & strength. 

This above written I did p r sent to Capt Nicholas Shapley 
in pnce of John Allen of Charlstowne merch 1 to be firmed 
w ch he refused. 



360 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

23 (10) JJ5AO. M r Hamond Ward 

Loveing Brother yo u may please by vertue of this my Bill 
of Credit to hono r the Bills of m r Henry Shrimpton & M r 
John Cowling & M r John Sampson or either of them to the 
value of fyve hundd pounds sterl the w ch the afores* 1 may p 
chance draw uppon yo u for the s d vallew of Corne to be laden 
for the Account of yo r selfe M r Thomas Cowling & my selfe 
in thirds : the s d Bills tc goe at fourty dayes sight. & put it 
to Acc : as p advice : & of these Credits I have dd three 
of one tenor: the one accomplished the other of no effect. 
Dated the 25 th of may. 
A Dni l<L5-2- Phillip Warde : 

Indorsed. To M r Hammond Ward 

merch* in London. 



24 (10) i- 6 -^-. This witnesseth that I Edw. Abbot (for 
& in consideration of a considerable summe of money by 
Robt Nash of Boston paid for mee, & other Disbursements) 
doe hereby bind my selfe as Covenant servant unto the s d 
Robt Nash for & dureing the terme of two yeares next 
ensueing the 15 th of January covenanting to doe him or his 
Assignes faithfull & true service & yeeld obedience to all 
theire lawfull commands dureing the s d terme, they finding 
me meete drink & lodging dureing the tearme afores d . And 
in witnes hereof have hereunto sett my hand & seale. The 
summe of money aforementioned is 12 U for these two yeares 
services. 

Sealed & dd in pnce of Edw. Abbot & a seale. 

W A spin wall 
W m Phillips. 

[Page 324.] 

26 (10) 1650. Noverint universi p r sentes me Jacobu 
Blomfield de Boston in fra Nova Anglia in America planter 
teneri et firmiter obligari Jacobo Everill de Boston p r clict 
Shoemaker in vigint quatnor libr bene et legalis monet Angl 
solvend vid Jacobo Everill aut suo cert Atturnat Exec. 
Administr vel Assignes suis ad quam quidem solucone bene 
et fideliter faciends oblige me heredes execut et Administr 
meos firmiter p p r sentes. Sigillo meo sigillat 

Dat vicesimo die Martij Ano Dni milisimo sexcent quad- 
ragesimo nono. 164 9. 

The Condicon of the above written obligacon is such that 
if the above bounden James Blomfield his heires Execut 
Administr or Assignes or any of them doe well & truly 
satisfy & pay or cause to be satisfyed & p d unto the above 



ASPIXWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 361 

named James Everill his Exec Administrate" or certaine 
Assignee the full & just summe of twelve pound of good 
& lawfull money of England at or uppon the tenth day of 
May next ensueing the date hereof w th out any fraud or 
further delay, that then this p r sent obligacon to be void 
& of none effect, or els to remaine in full power strength 
& vertue. 

Sigillat & Deliberat James Blomfield & 

in p r sentia urun a scale. 

Edw. Bendall 
Nathaniel Sowther 
Thomas Painters marke. 

30 (10) 165 Shipped by the grace of God in good order 
& well conditioned by M r Henry Shrimpton of Boston in 
New England in & uppon the good shipp called the Georg 
Bonadventure of London whereof is M r under god for this 
p r sent voyage John Crump of London & now rideing at 
anchor in the roade of Isle of Shoales in N. England & by 
Gods grace bound for the Port of Bilboa to say nine hundd 
& eight Kintalls of dry merchantable codfish & one hundd & 
ten Kint of dry dressed & refuse codfish for the Acc r of M r 
Rowland Wilson and M r Martin Bradgate being marked & 
Numbered as in the Margent & are to be dd in the like 
good order & well conditioned at the fores d Port of Bil- 
boa the danger of the seas only excepted unto M r Jo- 
seph Throckmorton of Bilboa or to his Assignes he or 
they paying freight for the s d goods according to Charter 
ptie w th primage & average accustomed. In witnes whereof 
the M r or purser hath affirmed to three bills of ladeing 
all of this 

[Page 325.] 

tenor & date, the one of & w ch three bills being accomplished 
the other to stand void : & so God send the good shipp to 
her desired Port in safety. Amen. Dated in at the Isle of 
Shoales this 23 Aug. UL. 

John Cramp. 

30 (10) ifiJJL Shipped by the grace of God in good 
order & well conditioned by Henry Shrimpton of Boston in 
N: England in & uppon the good shipp called the welcome of 
N. Engl. whereof is M r under God for this psent voyage 
John Cutting of Charlstowne & now rideing at Anchor in 
the river of Boston & by Gods grace bound for the Port of 
London, to say three puncheons & two hogsheads & 



362 ASPINWRLL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

two halfe hogsheads being marked & num- 
NISE. 1 : 2. V. bred as in the Margent & are to be 
are puncheons dd in the like good order & well condi- 
N.V.B. hhds tioned at the fores d port of London the dan- 
N. 3. 4. halfe ger of the seas only excepted, unto 
hogsheads M r Edw. Shrimpton London or to hig 

primage paid Assignes he or they paying freight for 

the s a goods w th primage and average ac- 
customed. In witiies whereof the m r or purser of the s d 
ship hath affirmed to three bills of ladeing all of this tenor & 
Date, the one of w ch three bills being accomplished the other 
twoe to stand voyd & so God send the good ship to her de- 
sired Port in safety Amen. Dated in Boston this 19 th of 
Oct. i 6 5 -. 

The contents I know not p John Cutting. 

30 (10) 13-5-0. Shipped by the grace of God in good order 
& well conditioned by me Henry Shrimpton of Boston in 
N: Engl. in & uppon the good shipp called the Charls whereof 
is M r under God for this present voyage Charls Saunders 
& Now rideing at Anchor in the river of Boston & by 
Gods grace bound for the Port of London, to 
NISE. 1. 3. 4. say three puncheons & one hogshead & foure 
puncheons score Mooseskins being marked & numbred 

as in the margent. & are to be dd in the 
N. 2. hogshed like good order & well conditioned at the 
fores d Port of Lond. the danger of the seas 
from N. 1. to 80 only excepted unto M r Edw. Shrimpton of 
moosskins. London or to his Assignes he or they pay- 

ing freight for the s d goods nine pound 
w th primage & Average accustomed. In 
Witnes whereof the M r or Purser of the s d Ship hath 
affirmed to three bills all of this tenor & date, the one of 
w^ three bills being accomplished the other two to stand 
voyd & so God send the good shipp to her desired port in 
safety Amen. Dat in Bosto. 16 th day of Octob. l^-^-. The 
contents nor contents I know not. primage & averadge p d 

Charls Saunders. 

[Page 326.] 

30 (10) lAO.. I w m Aspinwall Notary & Tab: publ by 
Authority &c: doe testify that when M r Bradley & M r 
Barton ptested against M r Tuttle for want of theire Comple- 
ment of goodes, he the s d John Tuttle tendred them full pay 
in other goods merchantable at Barbados but they refused to 
take any but such as they had order for from Barbados. 
Quod &c: Dat. 30 (10) 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 363 

30 (10) JL&JLH. Know all men by these pntes that I John 
Trumble of Charlstowne in New England seaman in the good 
shipp called the W m & George by this ordeine & appoint my 
trusty & beloved friend James Browne glasier in Charls- 
towne in New England for my lawfull Atturney to sue at 
Court &c or to answ r in Court in my behalfe as if I my selfe 
were there p r sent concerning any differences betweene mee & 
Tho: Webber M r of the May Slower. & hereunto I sett my 
hand, this the 23 Decemb. 1650. John Trumble. 

Witnes James Gary 
John Long. 

30 (10) i-S-5-O. Uppon the 30 th day of Decemb 1 ifi-SLO. 
Before mee W m Aspinwall No* & Tab: publ by Authority 
of the Gener 11 Court of the Massachusetts admitted & sworne, 
psonally appeared John Jarvis merch*. & presented me this 
writing as followeth to declare unto Edw. Bendall Att r to 
M r Isaac Addington & to receive his answ r , w ch accordingly 
I did, The contents followe. 

A reply to the prevaricating answer of Edw. 
Bendall unto a ptest against Isaac Addington 
& Capt John Leveret. 

1. Whereas Edward Bendall answereth unto the ptest 
afores d as to untruths, & saith in the first place, that John 
Jarvis knew of the voyage from London to Malago, as also 
(as he saith) of this last voyage to the Canaries; In answ r 
to w ch as touching the first voyage from London to Malago, 
as also her last voyage, as in the protest expressed, to the 
Canaries, John Jarvis saith they were both w th out his con- 
sent or privity thereunto, therefore he speaketh truth in his 
ptest. 

2. Whereas Edward Bendall saith that it is untrue that 
John Jarvis hath beene put of from Court to Court as the 
Records of the Court (as he saith) will declare. To w ch I 
answer that sufficient testimony wilbe pduced to the con- 
trary, as also from records of the Court, to prove what John 
Jarvis in his ptest hath spoken to be true & what Edward 
Bendall hath said to be untrue. 

3. Whereas Edward Bendall answereth that John Jarvis 
desired to obtaine a true Account from Isaac 

[Page 327.] 

Addington & could not (as John Jarvis yet affirmeth) 
whereas the s d Edw: Bendall saith that Isaac Addington 
long since in London & now here in Court hath rendred him 



364 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

a true Acc. of the Virginia voyage, w ch is untrue, for the 
Accounts p r sented in London as also here are not true nor 
just as will evidently be made so to appeare. 

4. Whereas Edw. Bendall saith that the Acc. of the 
Virginia voyage was all the Accounts that were due unto 
John Jarvis, the w ch is false & untrue, for John Jarvis ought 
to have had an Acc. of his third of the ship in case sbee 
were any wayes sould, as the pties uppon groundles testi- 
monies & circumstances doe alledge. 

5. Whereas Edw. Bendall saith, that John Jarvis tooke 
no care for fitting of her out to sea, it will appeare that Isaac 
Addington tooke up an hundd pounds for his use at Bottom- 
ary, for the w ch money John Jarvis hath underwritten as 
taken up by Isaac Addington for the use of his third pt of 
the Unicorne. 

6. Whereas Edw. Bendall saith that by vertue of an 
order given the M r for sale of the shipp, that John Jarvis 
had sould his interest in her, it is false & untrue, ffor John 
Jarvis never assented to any such sale as they say they had 
made of her. 

7. Whereas Ed: Bendall saith that John Jarvis saith in 
the begining of his ptest that London was the Port of M r 
Addingtons discharge from the shipp, it is also false & 
untrue, for the s d John Jarvis there declareth that London 
was the port of his discharge, that is, of the voyage from 
Virginia, & there he was to give a true & just account, unto 
his owners, w ch he hath not done, as it will evidently be made 
so to appeare. 

8. Whereas Edw. Bendall saith that at London M r 
Addington gave John Jarvis an Account under his hand, 
the very same w ch he hath now done, & proved in Court as 
he saith, Although the Accounts given by him in London 
w ch proved here to be his, w h Accounts are not true & just : 
all w ch will evidently be made to appeare. 

Edw. Bendalls Answer followeth. 

1. To the article he saith, M r Addingtons designe for 
Malago was publickly spoken of uppon the Exchange & 
therefore unlike M r Jarvis should be ignorant." 
Besides M r Jarvis in his 5 th Article saith he underwritt for 
Bottomary for his pt of the shipp, & therefore could not be 
ignorant: But he doubts of the truth of such underwriteing 
vnles padventure he writ that he never meant to pay. 
And for the voyage to Canaries it was publickly knowne 
throughout the towne & therefore M r Jarvis could not be 
ignorant as he pretends. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 365 

2. To the 2 d . he saith, that the Records will evince that 
M r Addington & Capt Leveret were not the cause of his 
putting of from Court to Court (as the ptest imports) but 
M r Jarvis him selfe was the cause. 

3. To the 3 d he saith. that the Acc. as the Auditors 
brought jt in, appeared to the Court & Jury to be just. 
(5nTy ^heTAtturney wanted his proofes to one pctr about the 
seamens wages : But since the Court one of those men came 
in, who can testify his receipt thereof. 

4. To the 4 th he saith, M r Jarvis did not sue for his 
third p d of the shipp or Account of the same as sould by 
Isaac Addington, but for an Account of the voyages & im- 

, ployments of a third pt w 011 he denyeth to be sould by any 
order of his, & therefore the Court & Jury could not find 
that w ch was not comprized in the Action, but if M r Adding- 
ton have not Accounted already w th M r Jarvis for the said 
third pt he makes no question but he will doe it w th out 
trouble or suite at lawe. 

5. To the 5 th he saith, no such thing was p ved in Court 
(nor that he remembers once pleaded) that M r Jarvis under- 
writ for his p* of Bottomary in the malago voyage, nor doth 
he believe he did. 

6. To the 6 th he saith that Capt Leverett (then having a 
pt) uppon oath testified that both himselfe & M r Jarvis 

[Page 328.] 

gave order to the M r to sell her & M r Jarvis in Court 
acknowledged that he gave order to sell her though at a 
higher rate. And since the Court he understands from such 
as knew the shipp that shee was sould to her full worth or 
more. 

7 To the 7 th he needs no Answ r . because though M r Jar- 
vis seem to deny yet at length confesseth the very words, 
only w th an explication & glosse that will not agree w th the 
text. 

The Eight being pure non-sense he can give no answer to 
it. 

This foregoeing Reply was showed by mee W m Asp: Not 
& Tab: pub: unto Edw Bendall, & this Answ r returned 
Quod. &c: 

31 (10) i-5_o Be it knowne by these pntes that wee 
ffrancis Norton of Charlestowne in N: Engl. & Tho: Lake of 
Boston in N. Engl. afores d Atturney for Capt John Allen of 
Charlstowne afores d Mariner & pt Owner of the good ship 
called the Welcome of the Burden of three hundd tuns or 



366 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

thereabouts, for good & valueable consideration in hand re- 
ceived, have bargained & sould & by these presents doe bar- 
gaine & sell unto Tho: Broughton of Boston in N. England 
nierch* one sixteenth part as well of the s d ship as of all & 
singular her masts sailes saileyards anchors cables ropes cords 
guns gun powder shott artillery tackle munition & furniture 
to the s d shipp belonging or in any wise appteining, to have 
& to hold the s d sixteenth pte of the said shipp & the six- 
teenth pt of all & singular the premisses forementioned to be 
bargained & sould, unto him the s d Tho: Broughton his Exec. 
Administ & Assignes as his & theire prop goods to his & 
theire pp use for ever. And we the s d ffra: Norton & Tho: 
Lake Atturneys unto Capt John Allen afores d , doe covenant 
that the s d John Allen his Exec. & Administr the s d sixteenth 
pt of the s d shipp & premisses forementioned to be bargained 
& sould, unto the s d Tho: Broughton his Execut. Adminis- 
trato rs & Assignes against all men, shall & will warrant & 
Defend by these presents for one whole yeare & a day next 
ensueing the first of November last before the Date hereof, 
According to the Custome of Oleron, pill 

[Page 329.] 

of sea fyre & enemies only excepted. In witnes whereof wee 

the s d ffrancis Norton & Tho: Lake have hereunto sett o r 

hands & scales this 30 th of Decemb. 1 <> 5 . 

Sealed & dd in pnce of ffrancis Norton & a scale. 

Abraham Palmer Thomas Lake & scale. 

Umphrey Booth 

& William Aspinwall 

Notary publicke. 

4 (11) JL6AH. This Bill bindeth me John Manning of 
Boston in New Engl. mercht. my heirs Execut Administ or 
Assignes to pay or cause to be p d unto M r Daniel Bradley 
mariner of Gosport in the parish of Alnastock in the County 
of South or to his heires Execute Administr or assignes the 
summe of eighty & foure pounds sterl: w eh is to be p d uppon or 
before the first day of November next ensueing the date 
hereof w ch is to be p d to the s d M r Daniel Bradley or to his 
heires Execute or assignes in England. 

In witnes whereof I have set to my hand & scale the 30 th 
day of November in the yeare one thousand six hundd & 
fifty. p me John Manning & a scale 

Signed sealed & dd in pnce of us 

Robert Turner 

Michael Powell. 

Joseph Barton 



ASPLNWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 367 

7 (11) jL6_5_o R ec d tue 21 *h day of Decemb r 1650 of 
Hugh Gullison in full of all Acco" 3 & I Robt Sedgwick doe 
hereby fully & freely quitt & discharge the s d Hugh Gulli- 
son of all Acc ts debts suites & Demands whatsoever unto 
this day witnes my hand the day first above written. 
Witnes. Thomas Lake Robert Sedgwick 

Richard Sprage. 

11 (11) is s o.. I Thomas Joy doe acquit Ambros Leeach 
of & from all actions suites debts & demands from the be- 
gining of the world unto the last of September last past. 
Witnes my hand this 9 th of January 1 ^ 50 
Teste W m Aspinwall Thomas Joy his 

Nots publ marke. 

[Page 330.] 

13 (11) 16go . Whereas Richard Hickes & Isaac Walker 
have ingaged thernselvs on my behalfe unto Tho: Savage & 
Joanna Parks in the summe of 250 1 *. for the returne of 
Barke Begining to Boston againe : Now know all men by 
these p r sents that I W m Jones do hereby bind my selfe 
Execute" Administrators & Assignes in the summe of fyve 
hundd pounds sterl. unto the s d Rich: Hicks & Isaac Walker 
theire Execute" Administrators & Assignes to save the s d 
Rich: & Isaac harmles & indemnifyed from & concerning 
the fores d Ingagment: And for theire more full security I 
the s d W m Jones doe hereby ingage my selfe in the summe 
aboves d that the s d barke shall pceed to no other port but 
Barbados w th out the consent of the s d Rich. Hicks who is to 
pceed M r of the s d barke untill her returne to Boston 
againe. In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & 
scale this 13 th of January JL6-5JL 

Signed & dd in pnce of 

William Spring W m Jones & a seale. 

Evan Thomas 
Joseph Bomer 

^13 (11) liLfiJL. M d . These presents testify that I Nehe- 
miah Bourne have sold to Georg Davies & to his heires &c 
my shop in w^ he works now, being scituat & adjoynemg to 
my house in w ch M r Leader now dwells, together w th all 
things belonging thereunto. as_bellowes^anvill & other tooles. 
acknowledging my selfe fully satisfyed for the same. & 
therefore doe hereby assigne & make over & all my right 
thereunto, witnes my hand this 15 December. 1&4J-. 

p Nehemiah Bourne. 



368 ASPIN^VALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

13. (11) 165 . I acknowledg I have received satisfaction 
of Georg Davies for the ground his new house stands uppon 
w ch is taken out of my garden & for so much as ranges from 
the Southend of the s d house by a right line to the upper 
corner of the fence of the s d garden northward, & this 
ground I doe hereby sell & dispose of to his pper use. 
Witnes my hand the 18 th 7 ber . IfiLH 

p Nehemiah Bourne. 

13 (11) 16?0 I doe hereby declare that whereas I souid 
George Davies a pcell of ground to build a house uppon it, 
he the s d Davies shall have liberty of Egresse & Regresse 
through my ground to the high way. 

y e . 21 th Sept. 1647. 
p Nehemiah Bourne. 

13 (11) 1650 Be it knowne to all men by these pntes 
that I Thomas Webber m r of the good ship called the May 
fflower of the burden of one hundred thirty fyve tunns or 
thereabouts now rideing at anchor in the river of Boston, for 
good & valuable con 

[Page 331.] 

sideration by mee in hand rec d have bargained & sould & 
by these pntes doe bargaine & sell unto Michael Powel of 
Boston in New England, one sixteenth pt as well of the 
s d shipp as of all & singular her masts sailes saile yards 
anchors cables ropes cords gunns gunpowder shott artillery 
tackle munition apparell boate skiffe & furniture to the 
s d shipp belonging, to have & to hould the s d sixteenth 
part as well of the s d shipp as of all other the p r misses afore- 
mentioned, unto him the s d Michael powell his Exec Admin- 
istr & Assignes as his & theire pp goods to his & theire pp 
use for ever. And I the s d Thomas Webbar mine Execute 18 
& Administrate" the s d sixteenth pt as well of the s d ship, as 
of all other the premisses forementioned to be bargained & 
sould, unto the s d Michael Powell his Execut Administrate 18 
& Assignes against all men, shall & will warrant & defend 
by these presents, for one whole yeare & a day next ensueing 
the Date hereof According to the law of Oleron pill of sea 
fyre & enemies only excepted. In witnes whereof I the 
s d Thomas Webbar have hereunto set my hand & scale this 
28 th day of December. J^o.. Thomas Webbar 

Sealed & dd in pnce of & a scale 

Jacob Sheafe 
John Hutchinson. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 3d 9 

21 (11) 1 6 5 Be it knowne by these pnts that I John 
Holland of Boston Att r : to Edvv. Bateman & by order from 
him, he haveing rec d satisfaction, doe hereby acquit & 
discharge Robt Nash of & from all debts dues & demands 
comprized in the s d tre of Atturney, & of & from all manner 
of actions w h the s d Edw Batman or I as Att r to him might 
have or p r tend to have against the s d Robt Nash for & con- 
cerning the same. And in witnes thereof I have firmed this 
w th my hand this 18 th of January 16 t > 

Test. William Aspinwall John Holmer 

Notarius publ 

28 (11) 1650. Rec d . the 25 th of the 11 th of Christopher 
Gibson John Phillips Edmund Jackson, & Alexand r Adams 
Constables of Boston, in full of Boston country rate for that 
yeare one hundd sixty seven pounds one shillings six pence. 
I say Recd in full of the Constables of Boston, ^i. O f. . 

p me Richard Russell. Treasu r 

5 (12) 1650 These p r sents witnes that I John Partridge 
have made & ordeined & by these pnts doe make ordeine 
constitute authorise appoint & put in my .place & steed 
my loveing friend Amoz Richardson my true & lawfull 
Atturney for me & in my name & to my use to aske de- 
mand levy sue for recover & receive of Tho: Joy late of 
Boston Carpenter, all such summe & summes of money & 
debts what 

[Page 332.] 

soever as are due owing or payable by & from the s d Tho: Joy 
unto mee the s d John Partridge for any matter or thing or by 
any wayes or means whatsoever or howsoever Giveing & 
hereby granting unto my s d Atturney full power & authority 
in execution of the p r misses & for me & in my name & to my 
use to arrest or cause to be arrested or imprisoned the body 
of the s d Tho: Joy for & concerning the premisses & him to 
sue & psecute by due course of law for the same, & to 
recover in every such suite or suites & to sue forth execu- 
tion or executions' uppon every such recovery And 
generally to doe or cause to be done all & every such lawfull 
Acts or things whatsoever as shall or may be needfull or 
expedient to be done in or about the p r misses in as large & 
ample manner & forme to all intents constructions & pur- 
poses as I my selfe might or could doe if I were psonally 
present houlding firme & stable all & what soever my s d 
Atturney shall doe or cause to be lawfully done in about or 



370 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

concerning the premisses. In witnes whereof I the s d John 
Partridge have hereunto set my hand & seale 
Given the 9 th of Dec. ^SAa.. 

Signed sealed & dd John Partridge & a seale 

in the p r sence of us 
John Tinker 
Alice Tinker. 

5 (12) * 6 5 Be it knowne unto all men by these p r sents 
that I John Dunbar of Plymouth in the County of Devon 
merch* have made constituted & in my place & steed my 
trusty and wellbeloved friend M r Henry Webb of Boston in 
N: Engl. my lawfull Atturney to recover & receive all debts 
or summes of money that due unto me in N. Engl. either by 
bills bonds or specialties or on accounts. & what this my law- 
full Atturney shall doe in my name I will allow & ratify as 
if I my selfe were psonally present as witnes my hand & 
seale 

Boston 24 th of 11 th mo. called January. 1649 

Sealed & dd in the pnce of 

James Gary John Dunbar & a seale. 

John Woodmansey. 

5 (12). i6_5_o To all whom this p r sents shall come, know 
yee that I Peter Talman of Newport on Roade Hand Apoth- 
ecary : for good causes & considerations me thereunto moov- 
ing have made and doe hereby constitute & appoint my 
welbeloved frend M r John Elton my lawfull Atturney to 
aske & receive of M r Samuel Maverick of Noddles Hand in 
the Massachusetts gent, all that my due from him w ch he by 
his bond is bound to pay unto mee, w ch bond together 
w th this tre of Attu r . I have dd unto this my Attur. to make 
use of as his owne pper goods & due : & in case the s d M r 
Maverick uppon demand doth not pay the s d debt unto this 
my Atturney, it shalbe then lawful for him to arrest the s d 
M r Maverick & him to sue implead condemne imprison & 
uppon satisfaction being made him to set free & to acquitt 
of the s d debt, in as full sort & power as if I the s d Peter 
Talman my selfe had done it; And the money or goods 
w ch this my Attu r . shall receave of the s d M r Maverick for & 
uppon this afores d ingage- 

[Page 333.] 

ment, this my Atturney is the sole owner of, & therefore may 
dispose of it at his owne will & pleasure w th out any question 
or controuling by or fro me the s d Peter Talman. And I 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 371 

the s d Peter Talman doe hereby give the like Authoritie unto 
this my Attur. in my name, but in his owne right & for his 
owne use, to take upp & to seaze uppon a Negro man of 
mine w ch I am informed is w th in the Jurisdiction of the 
Massachusetts. The Negro is named Mingoe & but a yong 
man & hath the marke of I: P: on his left shoulder: & did 
unlawfully dept from my house in Newport about six months 
since: w ch Negro & the above named debt of & from M r Mav- 
erick, I have rec d a valuable consideration of this my Attur- 
ney for. And therefore have & doe hereby give unto my s d 
Att r : all my right therein & power thereof to recover accord- 
ing to lawe in such cases pvided. And doe hereby ingage 
my selfe to allow of maintaine & justify my Att r . in ail & 
what soever he shall doe to recover these my dues according 
to lawe & in witnes thereof I have on the eighteenth day of 
the nienth month of the yeare of o r Lord Christ 16 5 here- 
unto put my hand & scale. 
Sealed & dd in the pnce of Peter Talman & a seale 

Rich Wright 

Thorn Gould. 

6 (12) ie^o Rec d this 18 th of Octob. 1650. of Robt Sedg- 
wick in goods, the sume of three hundd & fourteene pounds 
seventeene shillings & foure pence sterl. As also one hundd 
& eighty pounds more in money sterl w ch is by severall leg- 
acies left him unto his wife & children by his ffather M r W m 
Blake & by his mother M rs Dorothie Blake both deceased, & 
by M rs Martha Blake deceased, both w ch sums together is 
494 11 . 17 s . 4 d . The *y ch I do acknowledg to received to & 
for the use of M rs Jane Blake of Andover by vertue of a tre 
of Atturney made by her unto me, & doe hereby acknowl- 
edge that the above specif yed summes to be red in full sat- 
isfaction of all dues & demands whatsoever either due 
to M r W m Blake of Andover or to M re Dorothie Blake 
his wife both deceased, or to M r Rich. Blake deceased 
& of all dues & demands unto M rs Jane Blake of An- 
dover executrix unto her husband M r Richard Blake. I 
say Rec d in full of all accounts & Reckonings the summe 
of 494 11 . 17 s . 4 d . 

Witnes John Thompson. p William Twisse 

Tristram Coffin 

Rec d this 16 th of Octob. 1650. of Major Robt Sedgwick the 
summe of fyve pounds for M ra Dorothie Smith being so much 
to be paid out of the s d legacies given to M rs Sedgwick. I 
say Rec d by me 

William Twisse. 



372 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

[Page 334.] 

Bee it unto all men by these p r sents that I Sarah Webbar 
of Limehouse in the parish of Stepney in the County of 
Midds widd & late wife of John Webbar mariner deceased 
have made named ordeined constituted & appointed & by 
these pnts doe make name authorise ordeine constitute & 
appoint & in my steed & place have sett & putt my well- 
beloved friend Tho: Gainer of Ratcliff in the parish & 
county afores d mariner my true & lawf ull Atturney & Deputy 
irrevocable for mee & in my name but to his only proper use 
& behoofe to aske demand require levie, sue for, recover & 
receive by due order of law or otherwise, all & singular such, 
debts dues goods chatties lands summe & summes of money 
rents issues pfitts duties & other things what soever, w ch 
were due oweing payable or in any wise belonging to my 
s d deceased husband & now due oweing belonging & payable 
unto me by of or from any pson or psons what soever now 
liveing in the plantation of new England or from any other 
pson or person what soever & wheresoever, by force vertue 
or meanes of any bonds bills covenants contracts promises, 
or by booke account reckoning or meanes whatsoever or how 
soever, Giveing & by these pnts granting unto my s d Attur- 
ney all my full power strength & lawful! Authority in exe- 
cution of the p r misses, if need shalbe to sue arrest attach 
imprison & condemne, & out of prison againe to deliver & to 
compound & agree, & uppon any receipt or receipts compo- 
sition or compositions rec d had or made, acquittance or ac- 
quittances such & so many & of sucl^ force as the cause 
shall require, for mee & in my name to make seale & deliver, 
& one Atturney or more to make substitute & at his will & 
pleasure to revoake, And generally to doe all other Act & 
Acts, thing & things whatsoever w ch in or about the p r misses 
shalbe requisite & necessary, doe fully & effectually, as I my 
selfe might or could doe the same psonally, And whatsoever 
my s d Atturney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in or 
about the p r misses by vertue of these presents, I doe hereby 
pmise to ratify allow & confirme, & to this bind my selfe my 
Executors & Administrate 1 " 8 firmly by these presents. In 
witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the 
two & twentieth day of August Anno Dni J-^-Q.. 
Sealed & dd in the pnce of The marke of 

Michael Bakers marke S Sarah Webbar 

et John Minterne Scr & a seale. 

21 (12) 1650 I John Mills do fully cleare Georg Wal- 
than for one pipe & one hogshead of Canary wine w ch we 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 373 

delivered him by goodman Mylara for my use, having re- 
ceived the full summe thereof. In witnes heereunto I do 
put my hand Boston the 20 th ffebruary - 1 - 65 - 
Witnes John Milam. John Mills 

[Page 335.] 

21 (12) MA3-. Boston this 21 th of 12 th mo: 16- 5 - - 
Receaved of John Phillips Edmund Jackson Christopher 
Gibson & Alexander Adams Constables of Boston the 
summe of two hundred sixty nine pounds seventeene shil- 
lings & eight pence in full of all the Rates delivered to them 
by the select men of the towne, say Rec d . 

p me Anthonie Stoddard. 

24 (12) 1SAQ. Know all men whom these presents shall 
concerne that I John Throckmorton of Providence bind my 
selfe my heires Execute & Administrators unto Robert 
Nash or his Assignes in the full & Just summe of one hun- 
dred & twenty pounds to save him harmles in respect of a 
bill wherein he standeth ingaged unto Isaac Walker & 
ffrancis smith in the summe of one hundred & twenty 
pounds for me the s d John Throckmorton : in witnes here of 
I have hereunto set my hand this 14 th day of November 

J_6 4 8 _ 

Signed in the pnce of Jo: Throckmorton 

Henry Walton. 
Charles Sanders. 

25 (12) JJLaJL Whereas there hath beene some appre- ( 
hensions of wrong done by Bozoone Allen of Hingham unto 
Thomas Joy of the same towne by or in the sale of the 
mill or a pte of it w ch lyeth uppon a piece of salt marsh 
challenged by John Otis next unto a pcell of upland lying 
East of John Andrewes & uppon agreem* w th Bozoone Allen 
about an Adventure & the apprizall of the shipp. I doe 
hereby fully acquitt & discharge the s d Bozoone Allen of or 
concerning the afores d pcell or any pte of the afores d mill or 
any appurtenance sould to the s d Tho: Joy by Bozoone 
Allen. Witnes my hand this 8 th of March 1647. alias 48: 
its entred before signeing hereof that Joseph Andrewes his 
lott lyeth East of the Damme. The marke of Tho: Joy 

Nicholas Jacob 
Henry Rust. 

It was acknowledged in the Court. W: Aspinwall Record 

6 (12) 165 Whereas I Nicholas Shapley of Pascataqs 
meich* am now by Gods pmission bound for England, know 



374 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

all men therefore by these p r sents that I the s d Nicholas 
Shapley doe hereby in my absence depute & ordeine my 
loveing kinsman John Trewargie merch* my depu* & lawfull 
atturney in my place & steed to manage all my affairs in 
New England of what kind or nature soever, & what soever 
my said Deput & Atturney shall lawfully doe or cause to be 
done in or about my affaires I doe hereby ratify & confirme 
in as ample manner to all intents & purposes as if I were 
psonally present, witnes my hand & seale the 6 th of 
Novemb 1644. 

Sealed & dd in the p r sence of Nich. Shapleigh 

Roger Card & a seale 

Edw. Godfrey 

vera Copia ita testatur. 

Sigilla pro vine : 
p me Edw. Godfrey Seer 

[Page 336.] 

7 (1) i65Q. Richard Sandford aged about fifty six yeares 
deposed saith that he heard Matthew Colane say that Dermin 
Mahoone of Boston was his Cosen & only Cousen & that he 
had no more Kinsmen in the land 

Taken upon oath the 6 (l)ifiAo 
before me William Hibbins. 

Samuell Carwithie saith that he hath heard Matthew 
Colane say that Dermin Mahoone was his owne Cosin & 
that he had no kinsman in the Country but him. 

Taken uppon oath this 6 (12) 1650 

before me William Hibbins. 

Matthew Dove saith that Matthew Colane & Dermin Ma- 
hooue had dealing together, & the s d Colane both in the 
presence of the s d Mahoone & at other times owned the 
s d Mahone as his Cosin w th whom also he used to lodge. By 
all w ch this attestant understood that theire was some affinity 
betwixt them. 

Taken uppon oath by Matthew Dove 
the 6 (1) 1650 before me W m Hibbins. 

To the Marshall or his Deput. 

7 (1) 16.5.0 B V vertue hereof yo u are required to levy of 
the goods & chattells of Rich: Cutt to the value of three 
hundd seventy & six pounds & nine pence also houshould 
stuffe & cattle in kind to the value of seventy fyve pounds 
nineteerie shillings & ten pence (w th 2 s for the execution) 
vnles danmifyed in the useing. & whereas Richard Cutt hath 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 375 

allowed Sampson Lane in the Account fourty fyve pound 
for fifteene thousand of .pipestaves rec d of Xper Lawson the 
w ch s d Cutt cannot make cleare the Delivery of them to M r 
Lane, now in case the s d Richard Cutt can betweene the date 
hereof & the last of May next pve the Delivery of the s <l 
pipe staves or any p* thereof unto M r Sampson Lane or his 
Assignes, that then there is three pounds for every thousand 
of pipestaves so delivered to be deducted from the summe of 
376.00.09 d above mentioned, this to satisfy Sampson Lane 
for a Judgm*. granted by an award by order of the Gener 11 
Court, hereof not to faile. Dated the 31 th of the 11 th mo. 
1649. 

By the Gener 1 Court Increase Nowell sec. 

By vertue hereof I assigne George Munning my lawfull 
Deput for the Execution of this warrant the 28. (6) 1650. 

Edw. michelson marshall 

Indorsed, if goods appeare not take his pson. 

Increase Nowell. 

I have rec d of M r Rich Cutts full satisfaction of this Exe- 
cution & do discharge him witnes my hand. 

George Munning 

14 (1) 1 ^ 50 I promise to pay to ffreegrace Bendall at 
the Maderas the summe of one pound fifteene shillings at all 
demands after the arrivall after the arrivall of the shipp 
called the boston all w ch I promise witt my hand this 23 of 
October 49 

Witnes Christopher Wen 

James Goodridge. 

[Page 337.] 

13 (1) 1650 Know all men by these pntes that I Nathan- 
iel Micklethwaite of Lond. merch*. have assigned Authorised 
& appointed, & do hereby assigne authorise make depute 
appoint & constitute my loving friend M r W m Norton of 
Ipswich in N: EngL merch*. my true & lawfull Att r . for me 
& in my name & steed & to the only & pp use & behoofe of 
me the s d Nath Micklethwait my Exec. & Administo" to ask 
demand sue for leavie recover & receive of & from Val: 
Hill & Tho: Savage of Boston or els where in N: Eng. 
merch* 8 . theire & every of theire Exec. & Adminis all & every 
such debt & debts accounts summe & summes of moneys & 
other duties & demands whatsoever as were, & are by them 
or either or any of them due or owing unto me the s d Nathan- 
iel by or uppon bill or bond specialty booke Account or 



376 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

otherwise howsoever as also to aske demand & receive of the 
afores d Thomas Savage his Executo & Administrate all 
manner of bills & bonds or any other specialties Sealed & 
dd or subscribed by val: Hill for the use & pp. Account of 
me the s d Nathaniel my Exec & Admin r . giving & hereby 
granting unto my s d Att r . my full power & lawf ull Authority 
touching the p r misses or any pt thereof for mee & my name 
& steed & to my use as afores d by all lawfull wayes & 
meanes whatsoever to doe say sue implead psecute pursue 
seize sequest r arrest attach imprison & to condemne & out of 
prison to deliver or cause to be dd & one Att r or more 
under him to substitute & at his pleasure to revoke, & to doe 
pforme execute end & determine all & every other act 
matter thing or things whatsoever that shalbe needfull & 
requisite to be done pformed or executed in or about the 
p r mises in any pt thereof as amply in every respect as I my 
selfe might or could doe the same if I were thereat from time 
to time present & did the same psonally. And whatsoev r my 
s d Att r or any of his substitutes shall lawfully do or pcure 
to be done in or about the p r mises or any p te thereof to the 
use afores d I do & will ratifie confirme & allow the same for 
good & effectuall in law at all tunes hereafter by these pntes. 
In witnes whereof I the s d Nath. Micklethwaite have here- 
unto set my hand & scale the 27 th day of Aprill An Dni 

165.0. 

Signed sealed & dd in pnce of 
Samuel Smith 

William Rollings worth. p me Nathaniel Micklethwaite. 

& a scale. 

1 (11) 1-S--3--2-. it was given mee to enter. 

Be it knowne to all men by these pnts that I John Milom 
of Boston Coop for a valueable consideration alreadie in hand 
received have bargained sould & by these pnts do give & 
grant unto Tho: Broughton of Boston mercht my full inter- 
est in a pcell of land lying by or in the mill pond of Boston 
bounded by a direct line running from the Corner of the 
railes of the land of W m Phillips of Boston, I say that corner 
of the s d railes that lyeth next the great water mill & the 
great mill pond & so over streight to the next Corner of the 
little mill standing uppon the Damme of the s d pond to 
Charlstowne river ward, & the whole continent of the land 
sould is the whole of my ppriety w th out the s d line from the 
s d pond ward the one halfe of the s d land being my pp right 
in Relation & pportion to my interest in the s d mills & pond 
w th land belonging thereunto, the other halfe belonging to 
the other half pprieto" of the s d Mills pond & lands, being 



ASPINWALL NOTAJIIAL RECORDS. 377 

bounded Eastward w th the high way passing from Boston to 
the house of W m Copps: And I doe further give & grant to 
the s d Thomas Broughton power for my halfe p* to digg 
marsh or turffs uppon the s d line to the s d pond ward for the 
makeing any damme worke that the s d Thomas shall make 

[Page 338.] 

uppon the s d line afore mentioned or any Damme belonging 
to the s d worke, w th libertie to make a sluce to what lignes 
the s d Tho: Broughton shall see good in any p* of the s d 
Damme, to be made uppon the line running betwixt the cor- 
ner of the s d railes & the afores d little mill, & to have the 
benefit of a streame out of the s d pond to make or secure a 
channell from the s d sluce or flood gates to the sea or river 
ward. Alwayes pvided that the s d Thomas Broughton shall 
only make use of the streame from the pond against the first 
day of every weeke or Lords day when the s d mill is not 
imploy d in grinding for comon service, except he pcures 
liberty from the towne or owners of the s d mill to have the 
benefit of the streame at other times. Also the s d Thomas 
Broughton shall have libertie to stop the streame of the s d 
pond that passeth over the marsh at the west end of the 
great mill Damme, provided he leaves like libertie for the 
water to passe over the sluees to be made afores d that the over- 
flow of the spring tydes may passe through the Channell to 
be made through the said land sould & all the afores d p r misses 
I the s d John Milom for me & my heires for ever doe give 
& grant bargaine & sell to the said Thomas Broughton & his 
heires for ever peaceably to enjoy the s d ppriety now sould 
In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & scale this 
first day of January 15-5-Q.. one thousand six hundred & fifty. 
Testis John Milom & a sealo 

Nathaniel Briscoe 
William Phillips 
John Hughson. 

27 (1) 15.11. Be it knowne unto all men by these pnts 
that I Mary Chelsam of London Widdo Administratrix of 
all & singular the goods Accounts & Credit of late Edward 
Chelsam my husband deceased, have made ordeined & in my 
steed & place have put & constituted & by these pnts doe 
make ordeine & in my steed & place doe put & constitute 
Robt Knight of N: Engl: merch*. my true & lawful Attur- 
ney & Assignee for me & in my name & to my use to aske 
demand levy recov r & receive of Samuel Hall of N: England 
at'ores d merch*: or of his heires or goods wheresoever they 



378 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOEDS. 

shalbe found or of such other pson or psons as of xight shall 
appertaine all & what soever surams of money that the s d 
Samuel Hall doth owe & is indebted unto mee be it by bill 
booke bond or other wise, by any wayes or meanes whatso- 
ever nothing excepted nor reserved, w th all costs damages & 
interests, of the receipt acquittance or other sufficient dis- 
charge in my name to make subscribe scale & Deliver & if 
need be for the premisses to appeare & my pson to represent 
in all Courts & before all Lords Judges & Justices, & to doe 
say pursue implead seize sequester attach arrest imprison & 
to condeinne, & out of prison againe when need shalbe to 
deliver, 

[Page 339.] 

likewise one Atturney or more w th like or limitted power 
under him to make & substitute & at his pleasure to revoke, 
& generally to doe say finish conclude execute & determine 
all & every other thing & things whatsoever w th in & about 
the premisses shalbe needfull & convenient as fully & 
wholely as I my selfe (in the s d quality of Administratrix) 
might or could doe if I were psonally present, houlding 
firme & stable all & whatsoever my s d Atturney or any other 
by him to be substituted in my name shall doe or pcure to 
be done in & about the pmisses by vertue of these p r sents. 
In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & scale the 
27 th of August An Dni. 1650. Stilo Angl: 
Sealed & dd in the Mary Chelshani 

pnce of & a scale. 

Thomas Chelsham. 
Joseph Almond. 

7 (2) 16.5.1 M r Elton It was late yesterday ere I could 
have my Companie I think yo u spoke to me to have the 
twenty seven pounds in goods delivered yo u now, only to be 
left in Deposito, untill yo u brought yo r power authenticated. 
I conceive that to be needles, & it is possible I shall then 
be furnished, by others w h will sute my occasions better, if 
yo u goe out of towne yo u may leave order for the receipt of 
it, leaveing a discharge for me signed & sealed before witnes 
w ch may be here sworne, or if yo u doe it at Rode Hand let 
the witnesses be sworne there, I rest 

March 8 th ifff Yo r friend 

Samuel Maverick. 

Indorsed. M r Maverick I pay unto W m Hudson nine 
pounds of the sume w ch is due to mee from yo u : & to Job 
Hawkins thirty shillings, for him & the Marshall. & ten 



ASPESTWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 379 

shillings unto James Hawkins : & ten pounds unto James 
Everill : & to one mer 26 shillings : & 4 shillings unto 
Jonathan Negus. & the other foure pounds ten shillings unto 
M r Damirill. this I pray yo u lett them have when they come 
to yo u to demand it & this shalbe yo r sufficient discharge. 
Witnes Jeremy Clarke John Elton & scale. 

John Clarke 

W m Dyar. 

26. (2) 1651 rabarn ffawer de Boston in Nova Anglia 
Tailor. [Original probably mutilated.] 

tock de Boston p r diet Cowp et Johanne Spoore de Bos- 
ton pred man teneri et firmiter obligari Joseph Jackson et 
Hugoni Browne de Civit Bristoll mercatorib 8 in trecent libr 
bene et legalis monete Angl solvend eidem Joseph Jackson 
et Hugoni Browne aut eoru alteri sen eox vol alterius cop 
certo Atturnat execut vol Administrat eox sine alterius eox 
Ad quam quidem solutionem bene et fideliter faciend obli- 
gamus nos et quern libet urum p se p toto et in solido, heredes 
execut 

[Page 340.] 

uros firmiter p r sentes. Sigillis nris Sigillat Dat primo die 
Martij: Ano regni Dni nri Carol nunc regis Angl &c. vices- 
imo secundo Annoq Dni 1&A&. 

The Condition of this obligacon is such that if the above 
bounden Barnabas ffower James Mattock & John Spoore or 
either of them theire Executors or Assignes or any of them 
doe & shall at or before the first day of Septemb r next ensue- 
ing the Date hereof well & truly Deliver or cause to be dd 
unto the above named Joseph Jackson & hugh Browne theire 
factors or Assignes cleare of all charges the full number of 
three score thousand of good & merchantable white oake 
pipestaves at or neere the waterside at Boston aforesaid in 
such place & places there where the same may be conven- 
iently laden & taken aboard such shipp or shipps or other 
vessells as shalbe sent by the s d Joseph Jackson & Hugh 
Browne for the receiving thereof : & if the s d shipp or shipps 
or other vessells w ch shalbe first sent by the s d Joseph Jack- 
son & Hugh Browne for the receiveing of the s d pipestaves 
shall happen to miscary before the s d pipestaves shalbe laden 
aboard her : then if the s d Barnabas ffawer James Mattock 
& John Spoore or either of them theire Execut or Assignes 
or any of them doe or shall deliver or cause to be dd unto 
the s d Joseph Jackson & Hugh Browne theire ffacto" or 
Assignes (cleare of all charges) all the s d number of three- 
score thousand pipestaves in good & merchantable condition 



380 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

at the place or places afores d immediately uppon demand 
thereof made by the ffacto or Assignes of the s d Joseph 
Jackson & Hugh Browne that then this obligacon to be void 
or els to stand in full force & vertue 
Sigillat et Delibed in pntia Barnabas ffawer 

Johannis Hartwell. James Mattocke 

Rich: Orchard servi John Spoore. 

Georg. Hartwell No pub co : 

Copia vera concordans cum originali examinat 
sexto die Januarij 1647. 

p me ff ra: Yeamans Not rij publ 
matth. Wolfe servi 
de Not rio . publ. 
Indorsed thus 

md It is the true intent & meaneing of the pties w th in 
named & of the obligacon & condicon w th in written & it is 
agreed betweene the s d pties before then sealeing hereof that 
the threescore thousand of pipestaves w th in mentioned to be 
dd shall & are to be in liew & satisfaction of & for so much 
linnen cloth & woollen cloth as shall amount to one hundd 
threescore & eight pounds & fifteene shillings w ch the w th in 
named Joseph Jackson & Hugh Browne are bound by bond 
to Deliver in Boston to the w th in bounden Barnabas ffawer 
James Mattock & John Spoore. Witnes hereunto. 

John Hartwell & Richard Orchard. 
Examinat eliam p 
ffran: Yeamans not ri;i publ 
et matth: Wolfe. 

This was a Copie of the bond so attested whereon was 
indorsed as folio we th. 

[Page 341.] 

The 6 th of June 1648. 

I W m Stratton of the Citty of Bristoll Mariner do acknowl- 
edg to have received of Barnabas ffawer James Mattock & 
John Spoore the quantity of sixty thousand of merchantable 
white oake pipe staves according to the w th in mentioned 
covenant by vertue of a tre of Attu r : given to mee beareing 
Date the 7 th of January 1647. under theire hands & scales; 
& by this receipte the above s d Barnabar ffawer & Comp a : 
are discharged of all obligcon 8 whatsoever that are belonging 
to this ingagement, as witnes my hand the above s d Date of 
the 6 th of June-1^^. 

Witnes us p me William Stratton. 

Rich: Russell 
Nathaniel Sowther. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 381 

30 (2) 1M.1 Boston in New Engl. 14 th Decemb. 1650 
100 lb sterling 

At fourty days sight of this my third Bill of Exch: my 
first & second not being paid, I pray pay or cause to be p d 
unto M r Tho: Bell of London or his Assignes the just summe 
of one hundtl pounds sterl. being for value received here of 
llezekia usher in Corne Loading abord the shipp Sarah, 
Anthony Jenkins Master, at the time, I pray make punctual 
paym' & place it to Acc as p Advtce. 

To M r Hamoncl Ward Yo r8 to Command 

merch* dd London John Sampson 

30 (2) 1AA1 Boston in N: Engl: y e 13 th of Decemb r 
1 6j>.o Att or before the twentie fifth of June next insueing 
the date of this o r first bill of Exchang o r second & third 
not being p d , of the same tenor & Date, wee pray you pay 
or cause to be p d the just sume of fifty pounds sterl. Unto 
Hezekia Usher or his Assignes for the value received, at his 
day faile not to make punctual payment hereof & place it to 
o r Acc. 

To M r Thomas Bell merch*. Yo r loveing friends 

these in London. John Allen 

ffrancis Norton. 

Indorsed. M r Tho: Bell This Bill of fifty pounds I 
assigned over to bee placed to the Joint account of yo r selfe 
& mee, Witnes my hand this 26 th Decemb. i&. 

p me Hezekiah Usher 

January the 10 th 1650. 

30 (2) 11. Rec d of M r John Browne aboard the John 
& Thomas eighteene skins & two peeces of Bever containeing 
in weight thirty foure pound marked w th ISE N. 1. to be 
dd to Edward Shrimpto at the Goulden Key in Cannon 
Streete. I say rec d . 

Thomas Pott: 
[Page 342.] 

1 (3) lil Be it knowne unto all men by these pnts 
that I John Allin of Charlstowne in N: England & now 
Comander of the good shipp called the W m & George of the 
afores d towne, doe bind my selfe my heires Execto rs & 
Admrs for to pay or cause truly to be p d unto John Hull 
gould smith* of Boston in N: Engl. afores d the full & just 
summe of thirty pounds sterl in good & lawfull moneys of 
England to be p d unto the s d John Hull or to his heires Exec 
Administr or assignes w th in ten dayes after the arrivall of 
the af ores' 1 shipp at Boston afores d or at London in England 
w ch the s d John Hull shall make choise of. & for the true 



382 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

pformance hereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale 
Dated in the Island of Barbados the 26 th of March 1A11 
Signed sealed & dd I promise to satisfy this bill thirty 

in pnce of us dayes after arrivall w th o r shipp in 

Symon Lynd safety in London, pme 

Tho: Nevinson. John Allen 

& a seale. 
Indorsed 

M r John Allen pray paj the w th in written bill to Tymothy 
Proute So I shall remaine yo rs 

1 (3) JJL51. John Hull: 

5 (3) 1&&1 Bee it knowne unto all men by these pnts 
that I Sampson Lane of Strawberry banck in the river of Pas- 
cataqs N: Engh mercht have constituted deputed apointed & 
in my place & steed put my trustie & welbeloved brother 
Ambrose Lane, atp r sent of the same place & Country mercht 
my true & lawfull Atturney, for mee & in my name to sue ar- 
rest declare implead imprison & condemne Rich: Cutts & 
John Cutt of the place afores d or any other pson or psons what- 
soever & in what Country soever or any of theire Exec. Ad- 
minist or assignes uppon any bonds bills or any other specialty 
or specialties notes accounts reckonings dues debts demands 
what soever & out of prison againe to deliver, Atturney or 
Atturneys for the doing thereof under him to ordein & ap- 
point & att his pleasure againe to revoke acquittance or 
acquittances for mee & in my name to make seale & 
Deliv r . & moreover to doe execute & pforme for mee 
& in my name all & what soever my s d Atturneyes shall 
thinck convenient. & what soever my s d Atturneyes shall doe 
or cause to be done herein, I doe pmise to ratify allow & 
confirme by these pnts. In witnes whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand & seale Ydover the twentie fourth day of March. 
Anno Dni 1648. 
Sealed signed & dd in pnce Sampson Lane & a seale 

of us Thomas Kelland 

ffrancis Ball. 

[Page 343.] 

A copie of the 5 th Article betwixt John Tuttle of Boston 
in N: Engl: & W m Stanley Peter Legay on the other p* 
of the towne of Hampton. 1 Mar. * 6 fi . 

22 (3) li-5-i Itm for the further secureing of the s d 
summe of foure hundd foure score & seven pounds fyve 
shillings six pence & the due payment & satisfaction thereof 
w th interest for the same in such manner & forme & at such 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 333 

time & place as is before mentioned & expressed [scilicet two 
hundd pounds in money sterl w th in thirty dayes after demand 
at the house of the s d John Tuttle as Article. (1) & two 
hundd foure score & seven pounds fyve shillings six pence 
in merchandise & pvisions such as the s d Stanley & Legay 
shall demand w th hi thirty dayes after demand as afores d , as 
in the (2) article, or els in money as in the (3) article : w ch 
allowance of 8 p cent both for the money & goods from the 
15 (9) last untill the day of paym*] & for the further & 
better secureing the pformance of the s d first recited Articles 
of covenants & these present articles covenants & agreem 18 
afores d . the s d John Tuttle doth by these p'sents demise grant 
bargaine & sell to the s d W m Stanley & Peter Legay theire 
heires Executo ra Administ. & Assignes all that his messuage 
or house & lands containing one hundd & fourty Acres more 
or lesse scituat & being in Ipswich in N: England, now in 
the occupation of the s d Jo: Tuttle John Gage & John Pittis 
or theire Assignes w th all* Barnes stables buildings woods & 
appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging, w th all other 
his lands & tenements w th the appurtenances in N: Engl. 
afores d . for the full terme & time of fourescore & nineteene 
yeares from the day of the date of these presents w th out im- 
peachm* of waste, at the yearly, rent of one pepper come 
payable uppon the 25 th day of March yearly if it be lawfully 
demanded. 

And the s d John Tuttle doth by these pnts Coven 4 & 
pmise for himselfe his heires Execut & Administr that they 
the s d W m Stanley & Peter Legay theire Execut Administr 
ffacto ra or Assignes shall & may peaceably hould & enjoy the 
s d house & lands w" 1 the Appurtenances free from all incum- 
brances w th out the lett or denyall of any pson or psons what- 
soever dureing the s d terme : & that he the s d John Tuttle 
his Exec Administ or Assignes shall & will w th all Conven- 
ient speed cause & pcure this p r sent grant of the s d house & 
lands to be duly registred & enrolled according to the use & 
custome of that Country & shall & will at all times here- 
after whensoever he or they shalbe thereunto required by the 
s d w m Stanley & Peter Legay theire Execut Administrat 
ffacto 18 or Assignes doe & execute all other acts requisit or 
necessary for the better confirmation & conveying of the s d 
house & lands w th appurtenances unto the s d W m Stanley & 
Peter Legay theire heires Execut Administrat" ffactors & 
Assignes for the terme & time afores d . 

Provided that in case the above s d payments be made as 
,in the 1. 2. & 3 Articles then the g d bargaine & sale to be 
void otherwise to stand in force, as Article. - 1 . These M r 



384 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 

Tuttle in a tre from Southampton 6 th March 1650. unto M r 
John Gore of Roxbury he did desire might be recorded. 

24 (3) is 51 Be it knowne unto all men by these pnst 
that Samuel Garnet of the Parish of S* Olaves in Southwarke 
in the Count of Surrey, wooll Cardmaker doe hereby assigne 
authorise make depute appoint & constitute W m Humpreys, 
of Lond. barber Chirurgeon my true & lawfull Att r for me 
& in my name & steed & to my -use to aske demand sue for 
recover & receive of & 

, [Page 344.] 

from ffrancis Smith of Boston in N. England wooll card 
maker his Execut r & Administr all that summe of fourty 
pounds of lawfull money of Engl. w ch is due & forfeited 
unto mee by vertue of one bill obligatory bearing date 
the last day of Aprill 1646. made & entred into by the 
s d ffrancis Smith unto mee the s d Samuel Garnett & 
Uppon receite of the p r misses or* any pt thereof to make 
& give sufficient acquittance for the same giveing & by 
these presents granting unto my s d Att r my true & lawfull 
Authority to sue implead psente pursue seize sequester arrest 
attach imprison & to compound agree release acquitt & dis- 
charge & one Atturney or more under him to susbtitute & 
at his pleasure to revoke. & further to doe & pforme such 
further act & acts thing & things whatsoever as shalbe meete 
needfull & expedient to be done & pformed in or about the 
premisses, to the use afores d & what soever my s d Att r or 
any his substitutes shall lawfully doe or pcure to be done in 
or about the p r misses to the use afores d . I doe & will ratify 
confirme & allow the same for good & effectuall in law at 
all times hereafter by these pnts. In witnes whereof I have 
hereunto putt my hand & scale. Dat. 14 th day of ffeb: 
Ann Dni JLSitt : 
Signed sealed & dd in y r presence of Samuel Garnett 

John Browne & a scale. 

Sam: Doggard serv ts to 

ffra : Manesley. scr: 

26 (3) 1AA1. Gravesend the 13 th March !&& 
At ten dayes sight of this my first Bill of Exchang the 
second & third not being p d , pray pay unto M r Robt New- 
man M r of the Teneriff Merch*. the value of sixty pounds in 
good wheate as the price is Curretin the Country of N: Engl. 
pray faile not to make him good paym* & place it to Acc as 
p Advice & I shall rest 

To M r Valentine Hill at Yo" Giles Barrowe. 

Boston in N. Engl. dd. 



A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 385 

Uppou the 26 th day of May 1651 according to the Acc. of 
England Before mee W m Aspinwall Notary & Tabellion publ 
by Authority of the General! Court of the Massa: admitted 
& sworne, psonally appeared M r Robt Newman & p r sented a 
bill of Exch: the Copie whereof is above written & required 
mee to ptest the same. Accordingly I the s d Notary did re- 
paire to M r Valentine Hill & demanded paym* of the s d bill, 
whereto the s d M r Hill answered that he could not pay in 
kind as the bill requires neither did he give order to M r Giles 
Barrow to draw uppon him for wheate, but had formerly ex- 
pressed to the s d Giles Barrow in what kind he could pforme, 
to witt in pipe staves or bolts, & M r Barrow accepted of such 
tender w th reference to M r . Caleb ffoote what he should doe 
therin. W ch answ r being given I the s d Notarij did ptest & 
by these presents do ptest against the s d M r Giles Barrow 
the drawer of the s d bill or any that are therein concerned, 
for Exchang & Rechange & all damages losses & interests 
w ch . the s d M r Robt Newman, hath suffred or yet further may 
suffer for non acceptance of the s d bill for all w ch the s d Giles 
Barrow shalbe responsall in time & place convenient. Thus 
done & passed in the towne of Boston in New England by 
mee the Notary afores d . 
Quod virtute officij &c: 

[Page 345.] 

3 (4) 1651 Be it knowne unto all men by these pntes 
that I Henry Parks of London mariner have made ordeined 
& constituted & by these pnts do make ordeine & constitute 
& in my steed & place putt my welbeloved wife Johan Parks 
now in N. England & my very love ing friend Rowland Be van 
of Boston in N. England afores d mariner my true and lawfull 
Atturneyes & Assignes in this behalfe, that is to say, for me 
& in my name & to my only prop use & behoofe to have 
take receive use possesse & enjoy the benefit use & posses- 
sion of all that the good shipp of mine w th the tacklings 
thereunto belonging called the Begining. At any port place 
or harbours as my said Atturneyes shall first light of the 
same according as they shall seeme good, & to dispose of the 
same shipp w th the tacklings as to my s d Atturneyes shall 
think most convenient & fitting: And also to aske demand 
leavie sue for recover & receive of all and every pson & 
psons whatsoever all debts dues summe & summes of money 
now due or w ch at any time or times hereafter is shall or may 
be due or oweing unto me for or in respect of the shipp 
afores d or by any wayes in any manner of wise. And I doe 
by these p r sents revoke all & every former other Assignments 



386 ASPINWALL NOTABIAL RECORDS. 

or trs of Atturney by mee at any time heretofore made & 
granted & doe hereby declare the same to be void & of none 
effect, Giveing & by these presents granting unto my s d 
Atturneyes my full whole power & lawfully Authoritie in 
the p r misses to doe say sue psecute attach arrest distrein 
implead imprison condemne & out againe to release acquitt 
& discharg And one Atturney or more under them to con- 
stitute & at theire pleasure to revoke And uppon the receipt 
of any summe or summes of money afores d an acquittance or 
some other lawfull & sufficient discharge for me & in my 
name & as my act & deed to give make scale & deliver & 
generally all & every other lawfull act & thing whatsoever 
requisit or necessary to be done in or about the premisses to 
doe execute accomplish & finish for me & in my name & to 
the use afores d in as large & ample manner in all respects as 
I my selfe might or could doe the same in pper pson, holding 
ratifying & confirmeing for firrne & irrevocable all & whatso- 
ever my s d Atturnys or either of them shall lawfully doe or 
cause to be done in the premisses by vertue of these presents 
In witnes whereof I the s d Henry Parks have hereunto sett 
my hand & seale. Dated the 12 th day of ffeb. in the yeare 
of o r Lord i-4 

Sealed & dd in the p r sence of Henry Parks & a seale. 

Edw. Parks Junior 
J S B H Aeiston 

Tho: Moone scr: 

5 (4) 1&5JL. Shipped in good order & wel conditioned 

by me Edmund Leech of London in & uppo the good shipp 

called the Swallow of London whereof 

N. A. one dry fatt. is M r for this p r sent voyage W m Greene, 
now at Anchor in the river of Thames 

& bound for the Port of Boston in N. England, to say, one 

dry fatt twoe bundles of Sythes fourty 

2 bundle Syths. nine firkins two kilderkins, & a fagot 

N. 57. 58 of steele in all rated at three Tunne. 

E Q Being numbered & marked as in the 

49 firkins N. from: margent w ch are to be dd in the like 

1: to 34: & from order & Condition at the port afores d 

40: to 57. the danger of the seas excepted unto 

1: fagot of steele John Duncombe or his Assignes he or 

N. 35 they paying freight for the said 

X 

[Page 346.] goods the summe of nine pounds w th 

primage & average accustomed. In 

witnes whereof the M r or purser hath affirmed to three bills 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 387 

of ladeing of this tenor, one whereof being accomplished the 
other are voyd. so god send you a psperous arrival]. Dat in 
London 20 th ffeb. J-^A William Greene. 

The pcells rec d the contents I know not. 
M r Greene I pray yo u Deliver the Contents hereof to M r 
Thomas Pell of ffairefield or els where in N: England. 

The marke J D of John Duncombe 
witnes W m Humfrey 
John Cole. 

Shipped in good order & well conditioned by me John 
Duncombe in & uppon the good ship called the Swallow of 
London whereof is M r for this p r sent voyage W m Greene 
now at Anchor in the River of Thames & bound for Boston 
in New Engl. to say, two bales, in tunnage one hogshead & 
kilderkin being numbered & marked as in the 

E D Margent, w ch are to be Delivered in like order & 
N. 1 & 2: condition at the port aforesa d the danger of the 
seas excepted unto the s d John Duncombe or his 
Assigns he or they paying freight for the s d goods the 
summe of twenty shillings w th primage & average accus- 
tomed. In witnes whereof the M r or purser hath affirmed 
to three bills of ladeing of this teno r one whereof being ac- 
complished the other are voide so God send her a psperous 
arrivall. Dated, in Lond. 20 th ffebr: i- 6 -M.. 

The pcells received the contents I Know not William 
Greene. 

M r Greene I pray Deliver the Contents hereof to M r Tho: 
Pell of ffairefield or else where in N: England. The marke 
J D: of John Duncombe. 
Witnes W m Humfrey 

John Cole. 



5 (4) i&S-l Be it knowne hereby that I Edward Bendall 
of Boston doe acknowledg to have rec d of m r W m Greene 
goods shipped by Edmund Leech & John Duncomb aboard the 
Swallow according to theire severall bills of ladeing Dated 
20 th ffeb: 1650. & doe hereby ingage my selfe to keepe them 
safely as also one boxe of store, for & in consideration of 
two shillings p weeke warehouse roome, dureing theire stay, 
& to deliver the s d goods unto M r Pell of ffairfield when they 
shalbe demanded, or to such as M r Leech & M r Duncombs 
Administrate shall appoint, they paying the warehouse 
roome & giveing a sufficient discharge to M r Greene before 
***-$* notarij. witnes my hand this 5 (4) 1651. 

Teste Will: Aspinwall Edw. Bendall 

Nots: publ: 



388 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

This was againe discharged by M r Pell hee haveing rec d 
the goods for M r Leech. 

10 (4) l*il. -This bill bindeth me Henry Parks to pay 
to W m Withington or his Assignes in London the surnme of 
fourty pounds sterl. to be p d in Linnen or Woollen cloth 
there to whom he shall assigne it to receive, or in case the s d 
Henry Parks come over in the first shipp to bring it a long 
w th him, & then the s d W m is to abate fourty shillings there 

[Page 347.] 

either if his Assignes receive it, or in case Henry Parks bring 
it over to abate it here, And if the goods be dd there then 
the s d W m doth acquitt him of the debt, & in case that the s d 
Henry brings it over then the s d W m is to pay freight for it. 
In true pformance whereof I bind mee my heires Execut & 
Administrat firmly by these p r sents Witnes my hand this 
22 (8) l**o. 

Witnes Henry Parkes. 

George Bennet 
Anthonie Low. 

I W m Withington doe Assigne this Bil over to James 
Everill this 2 (10) 1650. In witnes whereof I have sett to 
my hand. 
Witnes hereof W m Withington. 

Jacob Sheafe. 

Thomas Stanbury. 

13 (4) JLO-l. At fourty dayes sight of this my first bill 
of Exchang my second & third not beiag paid, pay unto M r 
David Yale or his Assignes the summe of fifty pounds sterl. 
& is for the value received here, make good payni 1 & place it 
to my Account. 

fferiland the 13 th September 1AAA. 

subscribed thus yo r loveing brother 

David Kirk. 
Copia. 

To M r James Kirk merch* in London these present. 

On the back side is written I pray yo u pay unto M r Thomas 
Bell in Seething Lane or to his Assignes being for the Acc c 
of M r Hezekiah usher & M r Henry Shrimpton, I say 50 U 
sterl fferry land 13 th Sept. ifiii. 
David Yale./ 

By this publick Instrument of Protest be it knowne de- 
manifest unto all people, that on the eight day of the month 
of November Ann Dni one thousand six hundd & fifty 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 389 

Stylo Angliq, At the request of M r Thomas Bell Citizen of 
this Citty of London I John Marius Notary & Tabellion 
publick admitted & sworne dwelling w th in the same Citty, 
did shew & exhibit the originall bill of Exchang, whereof 
the Copie is here above written, Unto M r James Kirke unto 
whom the same is directed in pson requesting him to accept 
the same, w ch the s d James Kirk refused to doe, & gave me 
his reason in writeing, w ch is word for word as followeth. 
The reason I accepted not this bill is, That M r David Yale 
uppon the receipt of this Bill, did pmise to give satisfaction 
unto s d David Kirk of an Acc of goods w ch Capt Chaplye 
dd him in N: England, & also Sugars & other goods dd 
him by S d- David Kirk in the New found land, w cu he faileing 
to doe is the Cause S d - David gave no order for acceptance 
of s d Bill. James Kirke. 

And therefore I the s d Notary did Solemnly ptest & doe 
ptest by these p r sents (at the request afores d ) as well against 
S d - David Kirk who hath subscribed the s d bill of Exchang, as 
all other that it doth or may concerne of Exchang & Rechang 
of all costs Damages & interests for want & refuseall of ac- 
ceptation of the s d Bill suffered & susteined & hereafter to be 
suffered & susteined to be all recovered in time & place con- 
venient. This was thus ptested in this Citty of London in 
the pnce of M r W m Peake & Joseph Caron Witnesses, 
Quod attestor Rogatus et requisitus 

Jo: Marius Nots pub lns : 
[Page 348.] 

13 (4) 16.5.1 At fourty dayes sight of this my first bill 
of Exc a . my second & third not being p d , pay unto M r David 
Yale or his Assignes the summe of fifty pounds sterl & is 

for the value received here, make good paym* & 
Copia place it to my Acc. fferriland the 13 th Sept. 1650 

Subscribed, Yo r loveing brother David Kirke. Di- 
rected to M r James Kirke merchant in London these p r sent. 
On the back side is written, The contents hereof I pray yo u 
pay unto in r Thomas Bell in Seething lane or to his Assignes 
being for Acc of Mr. Hezekia Usher & M r Henry Shrimpton 
I say 50. sterl. fferry land 13 th Sept. l&AH. Yo re to 
Comand David Yale. 

By this publ Instrum* of ptest be it knowne & manifest 
unto all people that on the fourth day of the month of 
January A Dni igsoty Stily Anglio. At the request of M r 
Thomas Bell Citizen of this Citty of London, I John 
Marius Notary & Tabellion publ admitted & sworne dwell- 
ing w th in the same Citty did show & Exhibit the Originall 



390 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

bill of Exc. whereof the Copie is here above written unto 
M r James Kirke unto whom the same is directed in pson, 
asking him if he would pay unto the s' 1 Thomas Bell the 
summe of fifty pound sterl therein mentioned in regard the 
said Bill is due, whereuppon the s d James Kirk answered & 
s d , That he would not pay the s d summe for the same reason 
that is mentioned in the ptest for non-acceptance, And there- 
fore I the s d Notary did solemnly ptest & doe ptest by these 
p r sents (at the request afores d ) as well against S d David 
Kirke who hath subscribed the s d Bill of Exchang, as all 
others that it doth or may concerne, of Exc & rechange & 
of all costs damages & interests for want & refusall of pay- 
m* of the s d summe suffered & susteined & hereafter to be 
suffered & susteined to be all recovered in time & place con- 
venient. This was thus ptested in this Citty of London in 
the p r sence of Lucas Evans & W m Smith witnesses. 

Quod attesor rogatus &c requisitus 
Jo. Marius Nott Pub * 8 . 



London this 6 th of ffeb: 

30 (4) 16 ^ 1 . At or before the first of June next ensue- 
ing or sooner the fishing season pmitting, my second or third 
bills of this Date not being discharged, I pray Deliver or 
cause to be dd to M r Benjamin Whetcomb & Phillip Jack- 
son or theire Assignes free of all chardges aboard such Shipp 
or shipps as the s d Benjamin Whetcomb & Phillip Jackson 
or theire Assignes shall send to receive the same, the full 
quantity of three hundd & eight Kin tails of good sound 
merchantable & well conditioned new England fish account- 
ing one hundd & twelve pounds weight to every Kintall. I 
pray faile not to make good Delivery according to this con- 
tents & put it to rny Account as p advice. 

subscribed yo r loveing brother Robert Houghton. And 
Directed, to his loving brothers M r ffrancis Norton at Charls 
towne & M r John Leveret of Boston in New England, or to 
either of them theis. Indorsed, pray pay the Contents of 
this bill of Exchange unto m r W m Stratton or his order. 
London the 11 th . ffeb. !*. 

Benjamin Whetcomb. 
Phillip Jackson. 

Uppon the 30 th day of June iS-^i. at the request of M r 
W m Stratton Assignee of M r Benjamin Whetcomb & M r 
Phillip Jackson, I W m Aspinwall Notary & Tabellion publ 
by Authority of the General Court of the Massachusetts 
admitted & sworne did shew & exhibit the originall Bill of 
Exchang the Copie whereof is above written 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 391 

[Page 349.] 

unto Capt John Leveret of Boston declaring unto him in 
the name of the afores d W IU Stratton that the Bill aboves d 
was not paid, & there fore at request as afores d did ptest & 
by these p r sents do ptest as well against the s d Robert 
Houghton subscriber of the s d Bill as any other in the s d 
Bill bound for Exchang & Rechange & for all costs damages 
& interests w ch the s d W m Stratton alreadie hath susteined or 
further may hereafter susteine through the Non Delivery 
of the s d quantity of fish according to Bill, to be all re- 
covered in time & place convenient. In answ r of w ch pro- 
test, the s d John Leveret gave me this returne under his 
hand Verbatim as followeth. 

M r W m Aspinwall comeing to me w th a bill of Exchange 
uppon M r ffrancis Norton of Charles towne & John Leveret 
of Boston for one hundd fifty foure Kint of fish for each to 
pay, charged by M r Robert Houghton ; My answer is, that 
for one hundd fourty nine Kintalls I charged bills uppon 
severall & sent to M r W m Stratton to whom the Bill was eon- 
signed, who acknowledgeth the receipt of the Bills, & p* of 
the fish by them, & hath not returned mee the Bills for that 
w ch is wanting. Also I answ r a readiness & desire in mee 
to Comply w th M r Stratton about the bills w ch he wholely 
refueeth, & himselfe knoweth, that fish hath not beene to be 
pcured for money, This is my answ r witnes my hand this 
30 th : June 1651. 

John Leveret. 

Whereunto M r W m Stratton replyed as followeth. ffor 
the bills I Delivered them to M r Norton. & have no order to 
comply. 30 th June 1651 . 

p me W m . Stratton. 

Thus done & passed in the towne of Boston this 30 th day 
of June 1&&1 . by me the Notary afores d . Quod virtute ofnicij 
mei &c: 

{furthermore at request afores d I the Notary afores d did re- 
paire to Charls towne to the house of M r ffrancis Norton & 
demanded whether M r Norton was at home: M rs Norton 
said he was to the Eastward. Then I shewed & read the 
originall bill & desired the payment thereof. M ra Norton 
answered that M r Houghton had taken of her husband & 
charged it wholy on Capt. Leveret, yet if her husband could 
have pcured fish he would have done it to his utmost. w ch 
answ r being given, I the Notary afores d at request afores d did 
ptest & by these pnts doe ptest as well against the afores d 
M r Houghton who subscribed the s d Bill of Exchange as 



392 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

against all others Concerned therein for Exchang rechange 
& all costs damadges & interests w ch the s d W m Stratton hath 
or further may suffer for not delivering the s d quantity of 
fish according to bill, to be recovered in time & place con- 
venient. Thus done & passed in the towne called Charls 
towne in N: Engl. by me the s d Notarij. Quod virtute officy 
mei rogatus attestor 



2 (5) -iAl. Boston in N. England this 2 d of July lAH. 

At fourty dayes after the sight of this my first Bill of Ex- 
change (my second & third of the same tenor & date not 
paid) pay onto M r George Monck or his Assignes the summe 
of one hundd & seven pounds sterl. & is for the like value 
here received in good merchantable dry cod fish & pyled up 
for yo r use. At day pray yo u make good payment accord- 
ing to the advice of yo r servant. 

Henry Shrimpton. 

To the Worp 11 Rowland Wilson & Martin Bradgate of Lon- 
don Merchants these. 

[Page 350.] 

2 (5) liLJLL. Boston in N: England this 2 d of July 1*1 
At fourty dayes after the sight of this my first bill of 
Exch: (my second & third of the same tenor & date not 
being paid) May unto M r Richard Seely or his Assignes 
the summe of three hundd. pounds sterl. & is for the like 
value here received in good merchantable dry cod fish & 
pyled up ffor yo r use. At day pray make good payment 
according to the advice of yo r servant 

Henry Shrimpton. 

To the Worp 11 Rowland Wilson & Martin Bradgate of 
London merchants these 

2 (5) 16 5i. These presents witnes that I John Seely of 
Kings tan ton in the County of Devon mariner doe acknowledg 
my selfe to be indebted unto my brothers Richard & George 
Seely the summe of thirty pound sterl money of England to 
be p d unto the s d Richard or Georg at or before the first day 
of December next ensueing the date hereof & for the true 
pformance hereof I doe bind my selfe my heires Executo rs & 
Administrato" & Assignes firmly by these presents. In wit- 
nes, hereof I have sett my hand the 27 th of 27 th of June 
Sealed signed & dd John Seely & a seale. 

in the presence of us 
whose names are here 
under written 
p me Georg Moncke. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 393 

4 (5) 1 6 -^-i. These presents witnes that I John Seely of 
Kingstanton mariner doe acknowledge my selfe indebted unto 
George Monck of Stockingtynhee in the same County mariner 
the full summe of twelve pound sixteene eight pence of 
sterling money of England, to be p d unto the s d George Monk 
or his Assignes at or before the first of November next en- 
sueing the date hereof & for the true pformance hereof I doe 
bind my selfe my heires Executo r8 Administrate or Assignes 
firmly by these presents. In witnes hereof I have hereunto 
sett my hand & scale this 27 th of June 1&A1 
Sealed signed & dd John Seely & a scale. 

in the presence of us 
witnesses Richard Seely 
witnes Robert Gotam. 



[On Outside Back Cover.] 

THE NOTARIES FIRST BOOK OF RECORDS. 

[On Fly Leaf.] 

Know all men by these pntes that the 23* of Septmb r : 
Ann Dni. 1643 Before mee W: A: Notary & Tabellion pub- 
licke dwellinge in the towne of Boston by Authority of the 
generall Court of the Massachusets admitted & sworne & in 
pnce of the Wittnesses. hereafter named personally appeared 
[T K: merch* of Boston w tb in the County of Suff: the Attur- 
ney of P: L: of Lon. Merch* w ch P. L is Atturney irrevocable 
of J: B: tyler as by the s d J B his lett r Atturney Dated 9 
(10) last past & by the said P L his procuration dated the 
14. of this instant month doth & may appeare.] [or M r P 
L of Lond. merch* Atturney irrevocable of Jeremie Browne 
tyler of London as by his lett of Attur. beareing date the 9 
(10) last past doth & may appeare] [or J B tyler of London] 
the w h Appearer of his free & voluntary will hath made or- 
dained & by these pntes in his steed & place doth Authorise 
& constitute G K. inhabitant of his true & lawfull At- 

turney Giveing & granting to his s d Atturney full power 

strength & lawfull Authority for & in the name & to the 
use of to aske lea vie recover & receive of or of his heires 
executors administrators, or goods effects actions & credits 
wheresoever they shalbe found the sume of w ch he is 

oweinge & indebted to the said for what cause & reason 

soever the same bee. And of the receipt to give acquittance 
in due forme, also to compound conclude & agree & to appeare 
before all Lords Judges & Justices in any Cour f or Courts 
there to require lawe ayde favo r & justice to doe say pursue 



394 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

irnpleade arrest seize sequester attach imprison & condemne, 
& out of prison to deliver, & generally to doe all things that 
the appearer himselfe could doe if he should be therre pson- 
ally pnte: w th power to substitute one or more Atturneys 
under him w tb like or limited power, promiseing to hould for 
firme & of value [or that P L: or J B shall hould for firme 
& of value] what soever his said Atturney or his substitutes 
shall lawfully doe or procure to be done in & about the prem- 
ises. In witnes whereof the said Constituant hath signed 
sealed & Delivered these pnts. Thus done & passed in this 
towne of Boston in the presence of J. N: & M. M. 
Witnesses hereunto required. 

Quod attestor Rogatus et requisitus 
W: A: N P: 

1643. 
J: N: M.M. 

I or wee underwritten do certify. & testify to all to whom 
it shall appertaine that J M who hath subscribed the afore- 
goinge Instrument is a Notary & Tabell, pub: dwellinge : in 
by Authority of admitted & sworne, & that to 

all Acts Instruments & other writeings so by him subscribed 
full faith & credit is given in Judgment Court & w th out 
Ackd vsante. 

[Page 1 Back of the Book.] 

Cocquetts & Certificates of goods imported & exported : 
r r-F Q n \ 1646 ^ Goods dd by the Dolphin of Lon- 

' don ' John Wal1 master for MT Ste P hen 



Winthropp 2 hhs Haberdash 1 " cast wares 
one hundred, sixe bar u nayles. 200 goads Cottons. 100 yards 
Bayes silk ware cost l u two chests of window glasse cont 400 
foote. one tunn yron. 400 wh* pewt r . 400 wh* Brasseware. 
60 doz hatts. 20 doz shooes. Also another Cocquet. viz* 
bearing date xix may. 10 Bales cont 6 Span- 

ish cloths drest. 40 Northerne kersies. Licensed as appeare 
by 2 Cocquetts xxix th . & xxx th May. Carol, xxi: 

P i-'f- 19 ft "\i646 Dolphin of London John Wall mas- 
ter, Delivered for Roger Kilvert, 10 lt8 
one chest cont 40 pcs. Northerne cot- 

tons. 128 doz mens woollen hose. 30 Damasellod. 4 sayes. 
7 Chenies. 30 pees Callicoes. 50 pees course Canvas. 20 
tunnes Cordge. Also Jan vii 6 balls cont 1000 ells Nor- 
mandie Canvas. 16 pees Lockrams. 700 Ells nar Germalne 
linnen. Licensed by 2 Cocq: Dat. vii th June. Carol xxi & 
vii Carol. xxi. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 395 

. 20 f 7^ 1645 Imported by Richard Vicarige & Ben- 
jamin Whetcomb in the Alice of Lon- 
don Thomas Chivers master, 73 doz 

woollen stockings. 2 pees frize. 4 ppetnaes 60 U . 2 Sayes 
cont 30 U . 4 pees Callicoes. 120 pound of Woollen yarne. 
hony Combs 40" 10 Ells Taffaty. 200 doz shooes. 10 doz 
brushes. 9 doz bodies. 8 pound silke: 5 barr nayles. 5 pees 
lanes, haberdash 1 " ware cost 60 U . 200 yards blew linnen. 5 
bales cont 45 pees i lockrams. 17 bale cont 4700 ells Can- 
vas, lycensed by 2 Cocq: Dat xi th . Apriil. Carol xxi. 

TJ t the 4.. Exported by Robt Loveland me r . in the 
1 6 4 g Edmond & John of London John Dan- 

iel Master, 1800 kintalls Codfish. 3000 

bush us corne viz* pease wheate, & wheate of this Country for 
Bilboa. under scale. 

R 20 ^7 ^ Exported by Robt Loveland me r . in the 

16 ^ 5 ' Edmond & John of London, John Daniel 

master sixe butts 3 hogshds & 23 Rowles 

of Tobacco of the English plantations for the account of 

Roger Bathorne. for Bilboa & thence to London. under 

scale. 

B 22 C7 ^ Exported by Joseph Dorney mer in the 

-, 6 4 5 Alice of London Thomas Chivers master, 

2000 Kintalls fish, a smale quantity 

English graine, a boxe cont 10 Doz brushes, & a Caske 
cont 30 Castors for Bilboa. under scale. 

00 ,_, Exported by Joseph Dorney mer in the 
Boston 22. (7) A1 F f T J -, , !. -., 

i64 5 Alice of London Thomas Chivers Master, 

9000 wht Tobacco of the English planta- 
tions, for Bilboa & thence to England. Dat. 22 (7) i&^A 
under scale. 

., , ,, Imported in the Tryal by M r Graves. 12000. wh* 
^646 Ropes. 12 winches cable-yarne. 11500 w ht Rosen, 
one fatt one drum & 1 bundle cont 108 U . & 72" 
threed, 18 ticks. 3 ticks. 3 Rowles for bolster. 221 U black & 
bro: thread 4 hhs. nayles 1. 2. 3. 4. 148 potts & Kettles w th 
1600 11 80 bundls Rodyron w ht 4000 U . 36 barr u . tar. 8 piggs 
leade. 4 basktts printing trs. 6 baggs hops. 4 hhs Engl. 
Coppas 8 hh 8 Remish Allom. one pack cont. 79 reame pap. 
one pack cont 10 duffls of 500 flem. ells a pee. one pack 12 
pcs of leiden Doffles cont 27 flem els a piece. & a bundle of 
threed laces &c val. 5 lf . one pack 12 Duffl. 27 ells a pee. one 
pack 11 Duffl. 27 ells a piece & 2 bundle tax fillet. Val. 15 U . 
one matted chest cont 10 pcs holland SO 11 ells at 16 & 20 
stiv. one matted hhd cont 9 pcs lin of 500 ells at 15 stiv. a 



396 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

pack matted cont 9 pee lin of 600 ells at 12 stiv. 13 pcs 
course linnen of 900 ells at 6 stiv. one bar 11 pins & needles 
val. 20 U one felt painted boxes Val. 5 11 one pack matted 
cont. 4 pcs duffles 27 ells. One pack matted cont 2 pcs 
broad blew, one smale bale Crop madder 57 U . one bag 
polony wooll 100 U . one pack cont 50 bibles, 30 unbound. 
200 bibles in 12 sheets. 200 pastboard. one smale pack 
cont 20 bibls with notes. One bag galls. 3 ttonn, wine. 
3 tton wine vinegar, one hhd Stowine. 1 hhd Red wine. 
one pipe brandy wine. 2 balls french canvas. 50 barr 11 
gunpowder. 800 w ht match. 7 barr 11 . smale shott w ht 900". 

1 barr 11 house glasses. 1 doz felt hatts. 1 dromm fat. 1 
fardle of linnen. 2 ffats pot ashes. 2 C % twine. 20 hhs 
primes 

[Page 2.] 

X VT ( 8^ Imported by the Indevo r of new England, Thomas 
^ Andrewes M r ffor Thomas Bell mere. 10. doz 

fanns. 3000 nd . ells canvas. 20 sayes of 250 11 . 200 
yds linsey woolsey. 200 yds frize. 400 Goads Cottons. 20 doz 
shoos. 6 doz shod shovels, druggs & Apoth. ware cost 50 U 
Habedash ware cost 100 11 . Mercers ware cost 200 U . 60 doz 
mens woollen stockings. 50 doz yrish stockings. 4 doz 
plaine felt hatts. two tts yron. 10 barr 118 powder. 2 tts 
wrought yron. 20 hund wht. birding shott of leade. 20 
C ells of Lockram. 3 C ells holland. househould stuff Uphol- 
ster ware & Apparell cost 100 11 . 20 barr 118 soape. Lycensed 
by Cocq*. Dat v th . Apr. Carol xxj. 

XVT CR^ Imported by the Indevo 1 " of London. Tho. An- 

p drews m r . for Tho. Bell mere 200 yron potts. 

haberdash ware cost 60 11 . 8 barr 11 nailes. 8 C 

wh* wrought yron. mercery ware cost 40 U . 4 C ells canvas. 

2 C ells holland. 2 C yds callicoes. 6 doz bellows. 10 doz 
shooes. 2 chauldron grindstones. 60 Ruggs for bedds. 20 
coverletts. 6 double bayes. 12 sayes cost 2 C & 20 U . 
Lycensed Cocq 1 . dat xxiiij th March. Carol. xxi. 

Imposed by Indevo r New England Thomas 

BELL Andr< MT for Thomas Bel1 ' 20 lon Kentish 
cloths drest. 80 Northern Kersies. Lycensed 
by Cocq* dat v tu Apr. Carol. xxj. 

XVTT f%\ Imported by the Indev r of Lond. W m Andr. M r 

Alderne " 3 tts f Vr n - 2 tts Coilt 



ALDERNE 

400 d . Goads Cottons 10 tts cordage. One suit 
of sailes for a ship 34 doz shooes. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 397 

Lycensed as appeares by Cocq*. Dated : 1 April. Carol. 
xxf. 

XVTT fft^ Imported by the Ind. Lond. William Andrews 
^ J Master for Tho: Alderne. 30 Northerne Kirsies, 
& 10 long Kentish cloths drest. Cocqt dat, 1 
Apr. Carol. xxj. 

XVTT ^8^ Imported by the Dolphin London John Wall 
Master, for Arthur Mansfield, one box cost 17 

MANSFIELD. u * -v J n a 

ould fashioned Castors 8 ells Dowlas. 6 paire 
linnen stockings. 15 paire socks. 12 bands & 12 paire Cuffes. 
Cocqu*. Dat XVI June. i*.. 

Exported by the Dolphin of London John 
Wall M r Stephen Winthrop merch* for the 

\V T~N" T^TT Tt O "P 

Account of Roger Kilvert Edward Parks & 
David Davison seven thousand bushells of graine, viz', wheat 
rye pease: one thousand Kintalls of fish: 12 thousand pipe 
staves: 40 hhd beefe & porke: & 40 hlis. makrell & red her- 
ringe for Canaries. The Master gave mee this Account of 
the pticulars. 

Exported by the Dolphin of London for the 
^ * Account of the same merch* 8 seven thousand 
weight of Tobacco to be transported to the Canaries & so to 
London all of the English Plantations. 
This quantity was given mee by y r M r . 

XX CK\ I 111 ? 01 ^ 6 ^ in the Tryall of New England Thomas 
Graves M r . for the Acco* of Daniel Butler mer, 
three cask cont. seventy doz shoes, fourty paire bootes. ffive 
fardles cont twenty peeces freeze, twenty nine Manchest r 
single bayes. seventy foure doz mens woollen stockings 
Cocq* Dat. x. ffebr. Carol. xx. 

YX fX\ I in P r ted in the Tryall of New England M r 
^ ' Thomas Graves, for the account of Daniel But- 
ler M er . sixe & a halfe Kentish clothes drest & 
thirty foure Northerne Kersies. Coqu*. Dat. x th ffeb. Carol. 
xxo. 

Exported by the Defence of Boston M r Edw: 
- '; Wetheridge, from Henry Webb uppon the Ac- 
count of Martin Holman & to him consigned, vizt. one hun- 
dred bush, wheate & seventy foure Kintalls three quarters of 
fish. 

[Page 3.] 

1 f~\ 0^ i64 Imported by Indevo 1 " of New England Tho: 
Andrewes M r for Ed. Shrimpton mere: one 

SHRIMPTON. , ^ 

tonn 01 yron potts. 4 C wht Brasse. 4 C wht 
pewter. 2 C wht of wrought yron. 4 C wht of nayles 5 bar 1 ' 



398 ASPINWALL NOTABIAL RECOEDS. 

gunpowder, IOC wht of shott. 15 Doz of shooes. 1 Doz of 
bootes. sixty doz of felt hatts. 10 Doz of stockings, sixe cask 
cont grocery saltery haberdashr apparell & other necessaries. 
2 q 8 of mault. 4 grosse of Sheffield blades. Cocq* Dat. 1. 
Apr. 1645. Carol. xx. 

Imported by the Tryall of New England Thomas 
Graves M r . for Edw: Shrimpto mere, fyve caske 

of seven hundred wht pewter, eight C. wht brasse. two C wht 

wrought yron. fyve C wht Iron in barrs. three quarters mault. 

2 Caske of halfe a tonne wine lees. Lycensed by Cocq*. 

Dated xiiij ffeb. Carol. xx. 

.. ,.. A , Imported by the Tryall of New England Tho: Graves 
^ ' M r for W m Peake merch*. twenty doz shooes. twenty 
doz stockings, haberdash 1 " ware cost xxx u . two duf- 
fles cont twenty yards bayes, fyve doz. felt hatts. 4 doz 
sythes. one C & fifty ells canvas, ten doz belts. 10 doz bandi- 
liers. 2 grosse Sheffield knives. 3 grosse scissors: 10 doz 
bodies one saddle & bridle, lycensed by Cocq* Dated. xix th . 
ffeb. Carol. xx. 

17 flO^ Imported by the Tryall of N. E: Thomas Graves 

' ^ ' M r for Richard Vicars mer r . at Charlestowne to 

be spent & verted one Trunk cont certaine stuffs 

cost 45 U three Balls cont 23 peecs Lockrams Juxt coqu* Dat. 

xix. ffeb Carol. xx. 

17 flO^ Imported by the Tryall of N: E: Tho. Graves M r 
w'orvRv ^ or ^ a Ph Whorey at Charlsto to be spent & 
verted, 40 peecs cottons, 3 peecs shagg bayes, 4 
peecs frize in 2 packs cw alijs. 16 chests con 32 C w ut hard 
soape. 3 barrlls 2 hogshds cont 7 C weight starch, 5 C wht 
Allome, spices val fifty five pound. 4 barlls nails 2 C weight 
steele. 2 doz bellowes. one hundred drest sheepskins. 5 doz 
drest calveskins. 4 doz shooes. 15 peecs Kentish linnen. 2 C 
& ten Ruggs. Juxt. cocq*. Dat xix. ffeb. Carol. xx. Dat. 
Boston N: E: xvif. Decemb r . 1645. 

17 rlO^ Imported by the Tryall of N E: Tho. Graves M r 
for Raph Whorey at Charltowne to be spent & 
verted one tunne cont sixe long Kentish cloths Drest. 25 
Northerne Kersies. 

17 n 0^ Imported by the Tryall N E: Tho. Graves M r for 
WELL,' Joseph Wells at Boston. 15 C ells canvas. 3 
pees lockram haberdash ware val xxx u mercery 
ware cost xxx 11 . 3 pees blew linen, two C fifty goades cot- 
tons. 3 pees frize 12 doz cotton stockings. 20 doz shooes. 
one doz bootes. 2 C wh* wrought yron. one trunk of hab- 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 399 

erdashry ware cost xv u Juxt coqut. Dat xix. ffeb. Carol 
xx. 

1 Q f~\ 0^ Imported by the Dolphin John Wall m r for Peter 
^ ' Goulding Merch* 2 Tonns con* nine & halfe long 
Kentish cloths drest. Jux Cocqu*. Dat xxix 
May Carol xxj. 

1 Q f[ o^ Imported by the Dolphin John Wall M r for John 

^ ^ ' Pocock & Henry Ashurst merch* 8 fifty fyve 

Northerne Kersies. fyve Spanish cloths drest. 

two long Kentish cloths. Drest. Juxt Coqu 1 . Dat xxiiij th 

May Carol xxj. 

1Q ^10^ Imported by the Indevo r of New England W m 
Andrewes M r for John Pocock & W m Kendall to 



be spent & verted three touns cont twenty Ker- 
sies. twenty long Kentish cloths Drest Juxt Cocqut. Dat. 
xxj. Apr. Carol xxj. 

19 f10^ Imported by the Indevo r of New England W m 
Andrewes M r . three packs one sack cont eight welch 
Cotton sixe peeces frizes, ninety doz woollen stockings twenty 
two peecs Northerne Cottons, mercers & haberdash ware 
Val sixty pounds Juxt Coqut. Dat. xxj. Apr. Caroll. xxj. 

19 no^ Imported by the Tryall of N E: Thomas Graves 
S * M r for John Pocock Merch*. two balls of twenty 
sixe Northerne Kersies. three Spanish cloths Drest. Juxt. 
Cocqu* Dat. xjiij th ffebr. Carol xx. 

[Page 4.] 

Imported by the Tryall of N E: Thomas Graves M r 
twenty seven Duffles, three single B ayes, one pee 
of frize. two Chests one barrell foure firkins cont 
Druggs potts plants Roots Allom Candles hony Turpentine & 
sarve. cost thirty pounds, two fether bedds w th Coverletts 
& blanketts cost vi u Juxt Cocqut Dated xv th . ffeb. Carol xx. 

22 n > k Imported by the Tryall of N: E Thomas Graves M r 

* ' for John Gwin mere one hogshead of nine doz shoes. 

3 doz white cotten stockings, one doz of Bootes. 

one smale fardle of two pcs of Browne Canvas of 45 Ells. 

3 doz Cotten stockings, one Rulet strong water 6 gall. 

one Runlet sack 6 gall, two smale bales of 500 Ells Can- 

vas. Juxt Cocqu*. Dat xx th ffeb. 1644. 

o s-\-t\ Imported by the Tryall of Boston Thomas Graves 
k ) ]y[r f or the Account of Capt John Leveritt a par- 
1 fUfi ce ^ ^ ^ ew li nnen Canvas Remnants of stuffe & fine 
linnen to the valew of one hundred pounds. 



400 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

po xox 2 A certificates that Edw. Wetheridge M r of the 
* Defence of Boston arrived here at Boston w th his 
ladeing of wines from Teneriffe & the same here Delivered. 

2 Certificats that John Beanes Master of the Recov- 
ery of London here arrived in good safety at Boston 

w th his lading of wines from Teneriff & the same here Deliv- 

ered. 

q ,r, 2 Certificats of goods Imported in the Tryall of New 
England Thomas Graves Master 10 pieces Northerne 

Kersies, 8 peecs westerne Kersie 13 U of Haberdashry wares 

& 13 doz shooes. Dat. 9. (5). 

o sft^ One Certificat of wines imported in the Neptune of 
^ ' Dartmouth whereof M r Sampson Lane is M r & Capt. 
that here the ffreight was delivered ashore, ffrom Teneriff: 

q , R , Imported in the Beaver of London Edward 

PEAKE Coyte Mr ffor wmiam Peake merch*. 3 lt8 of 

one C northerne Kersies & 3 long Kentish 
cloths Drest, Juxt. Cocq 1 : xxviij Aprill ano Dni 1646. 

Imported in the Beav r of London Edw: Coyte M r 

q ," for William peake merch*: 3 packs. 4 Caske of 18 

k ' hundred goads Cottons. V. pieces of sayes. groc 

ware ad val xx u . haberdash ware ad val xx u . one hundred 

groce Tobacco pipes, eighty nine gall Aquavite. xxviij Apr. 

1646 

r ,~, Exported by the Recovery of London John Beanes 
Master, for John Mills Merch*. 12 Chests of earthen 
ware. 3 Chests glasses. 3 bailes Indian Matts. one boxe of 
belts & girdles. 200 bush, pease, 23 thousand pipe staves. 

~ ,~, Exported by the William of Boston Thomas Patie 
Master for the Island of Palme uppon the Account 
of W m Braddick merch*. 8 thousand 7 hundred pipe staves. 
2 Tonns of oyle & one thousand & halfe of Tobacco all made 
& bought in this Country. 

[Page 5.] 
JLSJJ. Rainebow of Bristoll w ra Stratton M r hath 



RAINEBOWE Delivered here for the use of the Country 
xx Irish hydes for the Account of Joseph 

TAf "FrSO"N" 

Jackson Juxt Cocqu*. Dat. xj th march 1645 
witnes my hand vij August. 1646./ 
STRATTON Rainebow of Bristoll W m Stratton M r hath de- 

livered for the use of the Country uppon the 
Account of w m Stratten Merch*. 8 caske q*. 11 hh s Aquavitz 
iiij hhs of wine, v piecs primes cont xxv C w tt neate. & xx. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 401 

Caks pitch. Jux* Cocq" Dat x th ffeb. 1645. witnes my 
hand vij th Aug. im. 

Rainbow of Bristoll W m Stratton M r hath De- 
livered for the use of the Country uppon the Ac- 
count of W Stratton merch*. j hhd. haberdash. wares, j Butt 
shoes. 8 packs & 2 trusses cloth. 3 bales canvas. 11 Caske 
shott. 6 Cask strong water. 22 doz. siths. 4 hh dd lines. 1 
dry fatt of woollen Cards. 4 pcs of sackcloth 2 bundle 
Reapehooks xxx wayes of Coales. j hh d shooes. 3 C w* of 
soape in 12 Caske. Juxt Cocq* Dat. vj th march. 1645. 
Witnes my hand. Vij th August 1^-i-S-. 

Rainebow of Bristoll W m Stratton M r hath De- 
livered &c: for the Account of Robert Knight 
Mercht. 5 Tonns Aquavite, one Tonne Vinegar, one Toune 
Yron Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. 9 ffeb: 1645. witnes my hand. 
vij August -14L4&. 

Rainebpw of Bristoll W m Stratton M r hath de- 
livered &c: Uppon the Account of Robert 
Knight Merch*. 1 pack cont. 6 prest plaines. 5 Elmester 
Kersies. 1 penniston. 5 doz Stockings. 1 welsh frize N. 1: 

5 Remnants of broad cloath. 4 Elmester kersies. 5 doz 
Stockings. 1 Shagg bayes. 1 pennistone. 1 welsh frize 
N. 3: 7 pennistones. 1 plaine red. 2 red broad cloaths. 1 
Kersie Cotton. 1 piece linsey wolsey N. 4: 2 Manchester 
frizes. 8 gray welsh frizes. 2 Kersey Cottons N. 5. 1 piece 
broad whit cloth. 1. bayes. 1 piece linsey wolsey. 10 peecs 
carpetting N. 1. 1 butt of 13 doz shooes. 1 hhd of 7 doz 
shoos. 1 butt of 20 doz fishing lines. 1 bar 11 cont 160 doz 
knives. 1 barrll Allom. 16 Cribbs of glasses. 6 Butts of 
Malago wine. 5 chests steele. 3 fardlls Ruggs. 1 chest cont 
300 p r stockings. 4 chests stockings cont 40 doz. 4 barr 118 & one 
hhd of nayles. 100 frying pans. 1 Tonn Spanish yron. 1 bar 11 
of threed & spice 1 hhd of shooes. 1 chest of Canvas. 5 Tunns 
Aquavite. 1 Tonn Vinegar. 4 Trusses of Carpeting. Jux* 
Cocq*. Dat. 6 March. 1645 witnes my hand. 7 August. 1646. 

Rainebowe of Bristoll W m Stratton M r hath 
here Delivered &c uppon the Account of John 
Elbridge merch*. 5 packs of Cloth. 3 butts of sack. 1 chest 
of stockings. 1 chest of linnen. 3 fardells of Ruggs. one 
pack of Carpetting. one barrell of Allom. & one bar 11 gro- 
cery. & 15 chests glasse Jux*. cocq*. Excise office Dat. 16 
ffeb: 1645. witnes my hand. 7. August. lfi-i. 

Know yee that the Dolphin of London Capt John 
Wall mast r is freight w th wheate pease pipestaves 

6 Fish all of this Country & bound for Teneriffe. Dat. Bost. 
xv Octobris. 1646. 



402 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Beaver of Lond Ed. Coyt m r for account of 

WOOLNOUGH. T , TIT i to i A TJ. 

Joshua Woolnough mere*. 2 packs 4 Its 
cont. xxv C. ells Canvas, v C. ells Ozenbriggs. iij C & 
fifty ells East Country linnen. 19 piecs lockrams. Ivj. Calli- 
coes. iiij C ells Holland, foure Sayes cost 48 U . Juxt cocq*. 
xx j Apr Car. xxij. Witnes my hand, xxviij . Nov. 1G46. 

Beav r of Lond Edw: Coyte M r for Aco* of 
Joshua ffoote Merch* hath dd to be spent & vert 
2 C. Northeme Kersies. xx Spanish cloths. & 20 long 
Reading & Kentish clothes. Jux* obi. 17 Ap 1 : Ano Dni 
1646. Wittnes my hand xxviij Nov: ^QAS. 

[Page 6.] 

Dolphin of London John Wall M r hath here dd 
to be spent & verted for the Account of Joshua 
ffoote merch*. one hundred & fifty northerne Kersies fifteene 
long Kentish clothes & fifteene Spanish clothes Jux* obi: 
dat. xxij Maij An . Dni 1646. witnes my hand xxviij 
Nov: 1646. 

Charles of London Thomas Hawkins M r hath dd 

to be spent & verted for the Acco*. of Joshua 

ffoote Merch*. 30 long Kentish clothes & 80 northerne 

Kersies Jux* obi. dat. iiij die Augusti. An Dni 1646. 

witnes my hand. 28 (9) !&A. 

Charles of London Thomas Hawkins M r hath dd 

to be spent & verted for the account of Joshua 

ffoote merch* 52 peecs Northerne Kersies. 13 Kentish broad 

clothes & 8 Spanish broad clothes. Jux* obi: dat. August: 

1646. witnes my hand. 28 (9) l&UL. 

^46 Bever of London Edw. Coyte M r hath dd &c: 

' uppon the account of Edward Shrimpton Merch* 

5 11 . of pewter to value of 145 11 . 7 Kersies. 4 

Cottons. 1. Bayes. 1 broadcloth, linnen val 30 U . Brasse ware 

80 11 . Dat. 15 (10) 1646. 

Capt Jackson hath dd for the Account of Edw. Shrimpton 
of London Merch* 1000 weight of Brasse Kettles & stockings 
to val 30 11 . Dat. 15. (10) im. 

Defence of London Edward Witheridge Master 

hath dd uppon the account of Joseph Jackson 

JACKSON. ~f Bristoll Merch* 1 pack of wollen cloth cont 

33 pieces, one ballet of Canvas, more one trusse 

of cloth cont 4 short clothes m r ked RVV. more 13 sowes 

of leade m r ked R & one pack of cloth cont 5 peeces 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 403 

Kersies & 2 peecs of Noiells Canvas. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. 8 
Aprill. Bristoll. 1SA1. 

the Comiss ra . of the Cus- 



17 ^7^ 1647 

toms that Tho: Richards goods viz* 15 North- 

men AEDS. j-r xc 

erne Kersies (for w ch he gave bond in the 
Custome house 27 (2) 1647.) were landed by Major Nehe- 
miah Bowrne in N: E: w* u the Governo re hand. 

8 (R^ 1647 ^ Certif to the Comissioners &c: that ship 

FOO Triall Thomas Graves Master : here dd. for 

account of Joshua ffoote. 100 Kersies. 20 Kent- 

ish cloaths. & 20 Spanish broad cloths Juxt. bond given. 

11. ffeb. 1646. 

- 2 Certif: to the Comissn of the Custome house or 
whom it may concerne that the Ship Tryall Tho. Graves M r . 
hath here dd. for account of Josh: ffoote of London Merc*. 
20 broad cloths. & 50 Kesries : Juxt loud given. 16. 
March. 1646. 

2 Certif. &c. That the Shipp Tryall Tho: Graves M r 
here dd. for account of Joshua ffoote of Lon. Merch*. 20 
Double bayes. 100 doz cotton stockings. 50 doz woollen 
stockings. 20 piecs frize. 30 doz hatts. in haberdash: ware 
300 U worth. 50 doz shoes. 30 pieces lockram. 100 yds blew 
liD.nen. 20 pieces Duffies. 20 pieces penniston. 60 Norwich 
stuffs. 20 grs Knives. 5 doz. cisers. 200 ells of Eifingham 
linen. 6 peeces of launes. 8 sleasie launes. 5 Mohaires. in 
druggs 40 U worth & divers other necessarie goods & house- 
hould goods & apparell./ Juxt bond 16. March. H1A. 

6 ^Q\ I 47 ^ Certif: &c: that the Ship Merch*: Neh: Bourne 

^ Comd r : here dd for the account of Joshua ffoote 

Lond: Merch* & Companie. 15. Spanish clothes 

drest. 15 long Kentish cloths drest. 50 Northerne Kersies. 

Jux* cocq*. Dat. 30 March. 1647. 

2 Certif: &c: that the Ship Merch*. Ne: Bourne Comd: here 
dd on the Account of Joshua ffoote London Merch*. 30 long 
Kentish cloths. 10 short narrow listed cloths. & 200 North- 
ern Kersies. Jux*. Cocq*. Dat. 29 Apr. 1647. 

[Page 7.] 

6 CR\ leu ^ Certif: &c: that the Ship Merch*. Ne: Bourne 
Comd r : here dd. for Account of Joshua ffoote 



Lond. Merch* & Companie 1800 weight hops. 
2. thousd. goads cotton. 2000 yds bayes. 100 doz cott. stock- 
ings 50 doz worsted stockings. 100 doz child, stockings. 40 



404 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

hund ells Canvis. 30 boults sail cloth. 40 sayes. 40 serges. 20 
pcs. frize. 40 doz hatts. 5 bund: pounds worth in haberd 1 : 
ware. 200 U in Upholstry ware. 30 doz shoes. 20 C. grs to- 
bacco pipes. 10 barrells gun powder. 5 C. w* Shot. 10 dosen 
spades & shovells. 6 barells nailes. 40 pcs lockram. 30 pcs 
Calico. 5 C ells holland. 20 Duffles. 20 C. ells sleasie Lin- 
nen. 20 grs Knives. 5 C. ells of Eifingham. 5 pcs launes. 
& household stuffe & other necessaries Juxt. Cocqt Dat. 
30 March. 1647. RR Carol. 23. 

2 Certif. &c: that the shipp Merch*. Neh. Bourne Comd r : 
here dd for Account of Joshua ffoote Lond. Merch*. & Com- 
panie. one tun Cordage. 100 doz shooes. 3 Tun Lead. 2 Tun 
Shott. 30 C. yds blew linnen. 20 pcs poll Davies. 10 C. w* 
of wrought yron. 10 C Ells Scottish cloth. 10 C ells East 
Country cloth linnen. 3 C w* or Corke. 10 C. weight of 
Match. 30 Norwich stuffes. 30 doz hatts. & 30 Duffles. 
Juxt. cocq*. Dat. 7 th April. 1647. RR Carol. 23. 

SQ,\ i64i ^ Certif. &c: that the ship Merch 1 Neh. Bourne 

j ' Comd r : hath here dd for the Account of Bar- 

naby flower 280 yds Norwich stuffs. 30 grs 

buttons. 2 pound silke. 30 ells Taffety. Juxt Cocq*. Date. 

5. Apr ano RR. Carol. 23. 

11 fft^ 1647 ^ Certificates that Edmund & John of London 
dd uppon the Account of W m Peake of 

* * 





London Merch 1 to be spent & verted in the 
Country 45 kersies, 6 long westerns clothes & 8 Kentish 
clothes. w th the Governo rs hand attested. 

12 fft^ 1647 ^ Certiff: to the Co mis &c: that the Ship 
Merch* Nehemiah Bourne Corad r : hath here 

SHRIMPTON. jj r .-, c T^-, j ou 

dd for the Account of Edward Shrimpton 
merch*. 2 tuns cast lead. 2 tuns shott. 1 thousd. w* pewt r . 
1 thousd w 1 brasse & copp. 1. thousd w* wrought yron. 
Grocery val 50". Haberdashry val 50". six piecs lockram. 5 
hundd Ells Vitres Canvas. 4 hundd goads cottens. ten 
double Baies. 10 sayes 40 doz woollen stockings, ten doz 
shoes. 20 doz hatts. 6 Duffles. 6 bar 113 powd r . 2 quart Malt. 
Quod Virtute &c: 

16 fft^ 1647 ^ cer ^ nca * that Michaell Powell of Boston 

* ' ' merch* hath Shipped in the Peregrine Decker 

Corwithen M r . 6 hogsheads of Tobacco, one 

hogshead of Bever. & one Trusse of Bever uppon the Account 

of John White & Henry Sealij of London merch* 8 . for w cb . he 

hath taken 3 bills of ladeing under the Masters hand. Dat. 

16 (8) 1647. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 405 

1 6 fft^ 1647 ^ Certificat &c: that the Sliip Merch* Nehe- 
miah Bourne Comd r : from Richard Turner 
hath dd to Tho: Burton of Boston. 2 packs of clothes & 
goods : & one hogshead of goods & 3 runletts of shott 
according to 3 bills of ladeing firmed by Nehemiah Bourne. 

18 fR^i 1647 ^ cer tificat & c: that Robert Scott Merch* for 
the Account of Capt Robt Harding hath shipped 
uppon the Ship Peregrin of N E: Dickeren Carwithen M r 
24 hh* 18 . oyle. 1 puncheon bever. 3 C seventy foure Moose 
skins. 1 pack beare skins for w ch he hath 3 bills ladeing 
signed Dickeren Carwithen 17 th octob. 1647 

[Page 8.] 

18 /'8^ 164.7 "^ cer tificat &c: that the Edmund & John of 

London John Daniel M r hath here dd uppon 

the Account of Nathaniell Eldred Merch* foure 

packs of Drapy & broad cloths vocat. Duffles according to 

3 bills ladeing signed John Dan. 3. Apr. 1647. 

18 f%*\ 1647 A certificat that the Ed: & John of London. 
John Daniel M r hath here dd uppon the ac- 
count of Benjamin Whetcomb of Lond. merch*. 
2 C. twenty two qu trs . mault. 3 truncks linnens. 4 barrills 
pewter, one bale Canvas. 2 bales lockrams. 8 packs & 
trusses cont. severall Drapies one dry fatt. of wastcoates 
stockings & knives according to bill lading signed. John 
Daniel. 1. Apr: 1I. 

18 fA^ 1641 2 Certificats &c: that the Edm. & John, John 
j ' Daniel M r . hath here dd for the Account of 

Jacob Sheafe merch*. 14 packs. 16 casks, cont. 
14 hundd goads cottons. 3 C yds. baies. 7 piecs lockram. 
2 C. ells holland. 5 C. ells vitrie Canvas. 25 Duffles. 10 
Sayes. 70 doz felt hatts. 10 doz stuffe hatts. 60 doz knitt. 
30 doz cotton stockings. 20 doz codd lines. 10 doz shoes. 
20 doz monmoth caps. 5 hundred w* forreine felt wooll. one 
hundd pound goates haire. grocery ware cost 50 11 . haberdash: 
ware cost 40 U . Upholster ware, cost twenty pound. Sadlers 
ware cost 10 11 . Ironmonger Erasers ware & houshould stuffe 
cost 100 11 8 hundd w* cast leade. 20 gro Tobacco pipes. 3 
barr 18 powder. 8 cases strong water. Mercers ware val 40 lj . 
ten double Bayes Juxt. Cocqut. Dat. xxix Mart. An . 
RR: Carol, xxiij . 

22 C^ 1647 1 Certificat that Robert Scott of Boston in 

^ ^ ' New England merch* hath Shipped aboard the 

Chapman of London whereof Nicholas Trerice 

is Master one hundred thirty seven Moose skins loose & a 

Baile conteining Bever moose & beare skins, marked R-I S: 



406 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

i4.ft ^- Certiff: that the Ship Chapma of London 
Nicholas Trerice M r hath dd here 3 thous d . 
ells canvais. 20 pcs lockrams. 1 thous d ells holland. 20 pcs 
fustians. 5 hundd y* 8 scotts cloth. 5 C y** Scotts tiffeny. 20 
pcs lawnes. 40 pcs Sayes. 50 pcs serges. 20 pcs Norwitch 
stuffs, one C. doz stockings. 50 Doz. shooes. 10 doz bootes. 
30 doz hatts. 20 doz bodies. 10 C weight hard soape. 10 
barr 118 sope. 5 tun lead. 3 tun shott. 15 barr 118 powder. 10 
hundred w* pewter. 15 C. weight Coper. Iron ware cost 
150 U . Cutlers ware cost 50 U . Crooked lane ware cost. 50 U . 
Mercery ware cost 80 11 . haberdash 100 U . Stationers ware 
100 U . grocery 100 11 . Saltery 50 U turners ware 20 11 . Stuffs 
30 11 . glasse 30 U . 15 pcs bayes. 15 hundd goads cottons. 10 
pcs flanell. 20 pcs. duffles, entred 24. (4) 1648. 

. Certiff: that the Swallow of London W in 



99 f4.^ 1648 

"' Greene M r hath here dd: for the Account of 

SHRIMPTON. -r, , c , . A , , t o , , 

Edw: Shrimpton Merclr. 8 piecs lockrams. 
15 hundd ells canvaies. 5 pcs lawnes. 50 doz stockings. 10 
doz hatts. 5 hundd goads cottons. 8 pcs Duffles. 25 pcs 
Sayes. 12 pcs bayes. haberdash cost 20". yron ware cost 50 U . 
Crooked lane ware cost. 10 U . Sadlers ware cost 20 U . station- 
ers ware cost 20' 1 . 10 hundd w* hard soape. 15 hundd w* 
pewter. 15 hundd weight brasse. 1 hundd w* ocker. 20 
rubstones 5 hundd w* shott. 8 Russia hydes entred. 22 
(4) ma. 

[Page 9.] 

1 9 f\ 1 fii ^ Certif: that the Ship Chapman of Lond: 

^t l - Nich: Trerice M r hath dd here to Josh: Hues 
' 



for account of Josh, ffoote. 2 thous d . goads 
cotton. 40 pcs baies. 100 doz. cotton stockings. 50 Doz 
worsted stock : 100 doz woolen Knit Stockings. 100 doz 
child knit stockings. 600 Ells canvais. 40 bolts saile cloth. 
50 sayes. 50 serges. 20pcsfrize. 40 doz hatts. 500 U worth 
haberdash: 200 11 pound worth upholstrie. 30 doz. shoos. 400 
grosse Tobacco pipes : 10 bar 11 powd r . 5 Tonns shott. 4 ffother 
leade. 30 doz shovells & spades. 30 bar 118 nailes. 50 pcs lock- 
ram. 100 pcs calico. 100 ells holland. 40 Duffles. 100 ells 
slasie lanes. 200 ells slasie linnen. 20 groce knives. 4 grs 
cysers. 2000 Ells Efmghams. 5 pcs launes. 3000 y* 8 blew 
linnen. 10 pcs poule Davis. 40 doz sythes. 10 hundd wh* 
wrought yron. 1000 ells scotts cloth. 300 wh* corke. 1000 
wht Match. 100 pcs Norwitch stuffs. Mercery ware 300". 
3 Chawder grindstones. 20 chawder coales & househould 
stuffe & apparell & other necessaries. Entred in the custome 
house 4 ffeb: 1647. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 407 

V> f4M648 ^ : Certiff: that the Chapman of Lond. Nich. 
Trerice m r hath eld to Josh Hues for account 
of Josh, ffoote. 30 hundd ells Hamborough 
linnen, 3000 ells canvais : 300 U worth grocery. 400 yds tick- 
ing. 100 pcs lockram. 6 hogsheads vinegar. 3000 foote 
window glasse. 10 hundd wh*. Cordige. 50 sayes. 2000 yds 
holland. 100 doz cotton stockings. 50 doz worsted stockings. 
10 bar 113 powder. 3 ton lead. 3 ton shott. 40 pcs duffles. 100 
pcs Norwitch stuffs. Druggs 200 1 '. 200 doz drincking & 
other glasses. 40 doz hatts. haberdashry 300 U Polonie wooll 
3 hundd pound. 1000 ells Germany linnen. 200 Calicoes. 50 
pcs Mohairs. 4000 goads cotton. 500 weyght wrought yron. 
& houshould stuffe & apparell. 40 doz bodies. 2000 yds blew 
linnen. Entred in the custome house. 29 th ffeb. - 1 6 * 7 . 

1 2 f 4^ 1 648 ^ Certiff that the Capman of Lond. Nich. 

" ^ ' ' Trerice m r hath dd to Joshua Hues for account 

of Josh ffoote. 10 cloth rashes. 200 Northerne 

Kersies. 15 Spanish cloths. 25 Kentish cloths drest. 20 

Northerne Dohens Entred custome house. 29. ffeb. 1647. 

1241 648 ^ Certiff: that Ship Chapman Ni: Trerice m r 
hath dd to Josh: Hues for account of Josh. 
ffoote. 200 Kersies. 30 pcs. broad cloath 10 

pcs. short narrow listed cloths. 2 pennistones. entred cust. 

house. 4 th ffeb: 



Q xrN 1648 4 Certificats. that the Unicorne London Isaac 
' ^ " Addington M r for the Acct: of Henry Sweete 

^ \V V P T* P* 

merch* hath here dd ashore foure bales cont. 
thirty six. pieces Lockrams. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xxv. ffeb: 
An* Carol, xxiif Quod attestor 3 (5) 1648. 

[Page 10.] 

Certiff: that the Rose of Bristoll Jos: Griffin 



i 6 48 

. M , dd for the Acc ot. of W m stratton merch*: 2 

tun uncast leade. 30 doz of Irish Stocking. & 
fyve Dunster Doz: Juxt. Cocq f : Dat last Decemb: 1647: 
also 2 Certificats more Dat. 13. (9) 1648. 

8 f^ 16JL8 2 Certiff: that the Rose of Bristoll Jo: Griffin 
\ J M r dd for the Acc of Hugh Browne & Joseph 

Jackson. 40 Chawder coales. 4 Hun uncast 
leade Juxt. Cocquet. Dat. 4 th Jan: 1647. also 2 certif: 
more. Dat. 13 (9) 1648. 

2 Certif: that the Dove of BristoU W m Hale 



iJL 4_. 

M r hath dd for the Account of Tho: Hancock 
merch*. 2 packs woollen cloth. 1 pack of Irish 
stockings. 2 chests Castile soape. one chest tobacco pipes. 2 



408 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

tun of leade cast. Juxt. Cocqu*. Dat. last ffeb: 1647. Also 
2 certif: of the same. Dat. 13 (9) 1648. 

1 f^ 1 64.8 2 Certiffic: that the Dove of Bristoll W m Hale 

' m r hath dd for the Account of Joseph Jackson 

& Hugh Browne merch* 8 . 80 caske of castleade. 

2 smale fardells of stockings & 20 Tunne Salt Quod 

virt: officii attest: 10 (5) 1648, also certif: more. Dat. 13 

(9) ULtl. 

11 /^ 1648 ^ Certiff: that the Unicorne London Isaac 

Addington M r hath dd for Account Rich: 
Hutchinson 4 packs cont 4 Duffles 4 pcs 
lockram. 40 ells holland 10 piecs Callicoes 250 ells ham- 
borough. 560 ells Canvas. 4 pcs buckram, mercery & smale 
wares val. 20" Quod attestor. 11. (5) 1^-4. 8 -. for Account of 
Rich: Hutchinson. 

11 C^ 1648 2 Certiff: that the Swallow of London W m 

Greene M r for account Rich: Hutchinson 
merch* hath dd 2 truncks. 3 packs cont. 1860 ells vittry 
Canvas. 510 ells holland. 62 pcs Callicoes. 940 ells ham- 
borough cloth. 360 ells east country linnen. 6 piecs i lock- 
rams. 8 pcs tufted holland. 2 pcs Cambrick. 4 piecs launes. 
40 half pcs Jeines ffustians. 100 pares pistolls. Quod 
attestor. 11 (5) 1648 . 

12 f5^l6j,8 2 Certif: that the Tr J a11 of Lond. Tho: 

Gravs M r & merch* of London Nehem. 
Bourne M r hath here dd uppon the Accounte of Richard 
Hutchinson merch*. 1000 ells canvas. 500 ells holland. 40 
Calicoes. 900 ells Hamboroughs. 300 ells East country cloth. 
6 pcs lockram. 6 pcs tuft holland. 10 pcs Jeines fustian. 4 
pcs launes. 2 pcs Cambrik. 20 pcs Duffles : Quod &c: 

-.,. r^ i4 ^ certiff: that the Swallow of Lond. W m 
^ ' Greene m r : hath here dd for the Acc of Jo: 

Leveret Merch*. 30 Kersies. 10 Spanish 
drest clothes. 30 Duffles. 70 Ruggs. 800 Goades Cottons. 
40 Norwich Stuffs w th 500. one Butt 2 Bales cont. 20 pcs 
lockrams. 300 y^ blew linen. 400 wh* Match. 12 caske 
Nailes. 60 serges 500 wh*: 5 doz worsted stockings : 15 doz 
woollen stocking. 10 hundd wh* Shott. 3 Caske haber- 
dash 8 . ware cost 80 U . 2 bundles yron ware cost 10 U . one 
Trunck Mercerie ware 60 U . Quod, etc: 

15 (5\ 1648 2 Certif: that the Swallow of London W m 
j: 1, Greene M r hath here dd. for the Account 

of Joseph Drew Merch*. 2 bales ffrench cloth 
val. 100 11 . Quod &c: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIxlL RECORDS. 409 

1648 ^ Certiff: that the Chapman of London 
Nicholas Trerice M r hath dd here uppon the 
Acc. of Phillip Allen merch* three trusses 
N: 1. 2. 3. also one chest N. 4 : also 2 trusses N: A. & B : 
all w ch were here dd to Nich: Davison of Charlestowne 
merch*: Dat Bost. 18 th . July -i-SJJL. 

[Page 11.] 

.j . , fi , 1648 4 Certif: that the Comfort of Lond: W m 

^ ~ Garnet M r hath here dd for Account of 

W m Bulkley merch* one baile grey woolen 

stockings cont 45 doz : & one baile cont fyve cloth Rashes. 

Quod attestor. 14 (6) -L&iJ.. & 23 (7) 1648. 

O o 7 , 1fllR 2 Certif: that the Comfort of Lond: W m 
Garnet M r hath here dd for Acco* of W m 
Bulkley m r ch*. one baile cont. 4 Devonshire Kerseyes. 2 pics 
browne linnen. 2 piecs hampton serges : 1 piece Northerne 
cotton. & one baile cont. 4 pieces Devonshire Kerseyes. 2 
pieces browne linnen Quod attestor. 23 (7) 1648. 

Ifl ^11^1648 Hez: Usher of Boston in N: Engl: booke- 
seller hath shipped in & uppon the good 
shipp called the Peregrine of London, three hogsh: of Bev r 
marked NB. & numb. 1. 2. 3. one hhd of beaver marked 
N: B: & numbred W. a runlet of Indigo marked NB. N. 4. 
one box marked NB N. 5. & one barrell of bever marked 
NB. N. 6. also fourty moose skins marked NB- N. 1. 2. 3. 
4. A. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. IV. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20 &c: 
unto the No: 49. Allw ch goods are shipped for England by 
the way of Malaga & consigned unto M r Ninion Boutcher of 
Lond. merch*. In testimonie &c: 

10 m ^ 1648 ^ Certifficats that the Peregrine of London 
whereof was M r Thomas Hawkins hath here 

HUTCHESTSON ,, .e r- i j TT .L i_- 

dd uppon Account oi Richard Hutcmnson 
of London Merch*. 10 pcs Duffles. 4 peces Taunton serges, 5 
ends broad cloth. 3 kersies w* h a pcell bustians. dimittes 
blew linnens hollnds. & other smale pcells of goods to the 
value of 120". Quod attest: &c: 10 (11) 5, 

10 ril^ 1648 Henry Webb & Jacob Sheafe of Boston in 
N: E. merchants have shipped in & uppon 
the good ship Peregrine of London to be conveyed by the 
way of Malaga for England these goods following, to say, 
one hogshead of Bever marked NB. N. S. & fifty one 
mooskins marked HW. & numbred from 1. to 51. all w ch 
goods are consigned to M r Ninion Boutcher of London 
Merch*. In testimonie &c. 



410 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

Certif: that the Providence of Dartmouth 



30 m^ 1fU8 

^ ' r George Sparke M r hath here dd for the 

Acc. of Robert Matthew & comp. mercht 8 . 
Unto John Manning of Boston merch* two packs N. 1. 2. 
each q*. 5 pcs devon doz. one pack N. 3. q* sixe pees ditto. 
one pack no. 4. q*. foure pees Taunton cottons, one pack 
N. 5. q 1 . foure halfe pees Barn bayes. N. 6. 7. each q*. ten 
pees Devon doz. N. 8. 9. q* in both twenty halfe pees of sin- 
gle Barn bayes. more 2 boxes of linen & one hhd of yron 
wares. Also six packets No. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15 each q 1 . 
one pee of Course broads. Juxt cocqu 1 . Dat 30 Octobris. 
- 1 6 4 8 . Quod virtute officij &c: 

-\(*AQ Henry Sandys of Bosto in N E: merch* Ship- 
ped aboard the Jane of Bost 13 hhs. : 85 
smale caske : 22 hhs F: 5 hhs H^F: 4 hhs R 4 C : 8 hhs 
pease 8 hhs tobacco RIS: 2 Smale caske IB : 14 hhs IR : 
7 hhs WP: 1 hh. RW: 2 hhs. WT: 4 hhs 2 ff: 5 hhs PN: 

3 smale barrells 4SXX: 1. hh. RG: 2 bags Cotton wool : 
1 hh pease NV: 2 Smale barrells N. 1. 2. VI: 14 Smale 
barrells WB : 2 Smale vessells IB : 1 Butt RIS : in all, one 
butt 2 Baggs. 108 Smale caske & 95 hogsheads. w th seale of 
the country. 

9Q /4\ 1649 I signed a bill of health for Capt W m Hale 

of Bristoll bound for Bilboa. 
[Page 12.] 

4 /rx 1649 Hen. Shrimpton of Boston in the Massach. 

merch* hath shipped in & uppon the Shipp 
Merch* of London whereof Nehemiah Bourne in Comder, to 
say. 1 punch, hh. N. M. B : & 1 puncheon N. M. 3. all 
Bevever. consigned unto Ed. Shrimpt of London merch*. 

o-i /CN -j (>AQ Henry Webb & Jacob Sheafe in & uppon the 

Malago M'ch*. shipped 1. hhd. bever N. 

NB. ^: & one hhd N. NB: IS: consigned to M r Ninion Butcher. 

31 f^ 1649 Laden by severall M r ch ts of Boston in & 

uppon the Malago Merch 1 Nehemiah Bourne 
M r . j hhd. 2 puncheons nfked M : 2 hhds m r ked $: 1 
puncheon m r ked ^ : j hhd m r ked II MP : one hhd m r ked 
IW MP : & are consigned to severall merch ts London. 

31 /^\ 1649 Laden on the ship Merch 1 by Major Nehemiah 
Bourne 3 hhs bever m r ked 4NBXX: 1 hh: 
m r ked 4WD : 1 hh m r ked 14LXX: 

& Joane M r John 



13 

Wilkinson is bound to the Coast of New Brit- 

taine for a ladeing of Coales. 



ASPINWALL NOTAKIAL RECORDS. 411 



SQ\ 1649 



A certif. that Peter Gardiner & Tho: Tart 
shipped aboard the Supply of Lond. Giles 
Fount M r : to say. 4 butts. 8 hhs. 1 bar 11 tobacco w ch grew at 
Roade Hand as M r Coddington & M r Baulston do certify 
under theire hands. & is to be dd at London. 



29 (8) 



Michael Powel laded on the Ship Supply 
of London m r Giles Fount Master, j hh. 



tob: marked EN. N. 2. w cu did grow at long Island in N. E: 

1 /q\ 1649 One Certif: that the Welcome of N. E: John 
^ ' ~ ' Allen M r hath here dd ashore at Boston for 



the vse of the Country uppon the Account of 
Charls ffox of London Merch*. 2 bundles N. 9. 6. 4SXX : 
foure hhds N. 2. 4 7. 8 4SXX: one barell N. 3. 4SXX: 
two packs N. 5. 14. 4SXX : two packs N. 1. 13 4IWSXX : 
three boxes N. 10. 11. 12. 4SXX: 

fi n(n 1649 This i s * certify a ll whom it may concerne 
that she Shipp called the ffortune whereof 
Thomas Willoughby is master together w th her Cargo, be- 
longeth to John Parrish of Charlestowne in New England 
merch* & is now bound for the coast of Ginney, thence to 
Barbados & so for New England. In testimony of the truth 
whereof the merch ts under written have hereunto sett theire 
hands this 6 (10) -LfiAA. 

Robert Sedgwick. William Aspinwall 

Nicholas Davison. Nott ^. 

ffrancis Norton. 

[Page 13.] 

IQ rim 1649 I attested a bill of health for the speedwell 
Bezaleel Paiton M r : 

fi /-jo\ 1649 I attested a bill of health for the Unity Au- 
gustine Walker Master. 

4 f>"\ Ifi^fl ^ m -A-lford ^ Boston laded aboard the shipp 
Trades Increase of Charls towne James Garret 
M r , three barrells of Tobacco marked W & all the tobacco 
was planted at Road Island. Quod attestor. 4 (2) 1650. 
weight net is 4 C 3 8 . 11 

16^0 * certifyed that the ship Malago Merch* Ne- 
hemiah Bourne M r dd at Boston for the Ac- 

SHRIMPTON. * T-IJ 01,- P r\ 

count of Edw. Shrimpton & Companie. to 
say 2000 goads cotton. 30 Duffles. 50 bayes. 90 sergs. 50 
sayes. 50 norwich stuffs. 100 doz stockings. 100 doz. hatts. 
50 doz shooes. 3000 ells canvis. 



412 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

T f + j 50 pcs lockra. 2000 ells ham. linen 50 fus- 
tians. 1000 ells holland. 10 G. w* pewter. 10 C 

1 two w *' braSS6t 4 Tun lead ' L T n Whie lee8 ' 10 * 

w* soape. Grocery cost 100 11 C mercery coste 

1/Y5\ 1650 10 U - haberdashery cost 100 11 . upholstery 50 U 
Cutlers ware 50. Crooked lane ware. 50 U . 
Stationers ware 50 U . Iron ware 200 h . one tun shott. 20 bar 118 
powder /50 cases strong water. 13 Mar. 1647/70 lo y 
Kentish cloths. 30 Spanish clothes & 100 pees Kersies. Dat. 
14. Mar. 1647. 



1 ft fV.\ 1 fi^O P e ^ er Gardiner o f Roxbury Shipped aboard the 
trades increase James Garret M r two butts, 1 
puncheon, one dry fatt & seven hogsheades of Tob: planted 
at Roade Island as two of theire magistrates testify. The 
marke is P G: 

oo xox -I CCA I certifyed the Delivery of 3 packs cont 14 pcs 
course broades & 20 Reames of pap. one chest 
cont 5 pcs course broades & one kersey, one pack 4 pcs 
course broads & 1 pee of stuffe. one pack cont. one pee Kersey 
& some other course cloth, all w ch was laden uppon the 
Dorothie of Dartmouth Nicholas Redwood m r by Christopher 
Wheeler & Ambrose Mudd. Merch ts . 

9*. f f >\-\R^(\ ^ Certif: that the John of Bristoll Cornelius 

PETERSON PeterSOn Mr hath here dd f r the ACC ' f J hn 

Peterson merch* 12 bar nailes. 1 ton of shott 
q* twelv caske. 4 bar powder. 1 pack canvas cont one hund 
& sixty ells. Juxt Cocq'. Dat. 14 ffeb. 1SA3.. 



, , 1 650 



2 Cert, that the John of Bristol Cornel. Peter- 
son M r hath here dd for the Acc of John 



Stebbins merch*. 8 hundd w* shot. 40 thou- 
. sand shoo nailes. 2000 nd . six penny nailes. 6 doz Knives 2000 wd 
sparrow bills. & 6 pound of Spice Juxt Cocq. Dat. 18 
ffeb. . 

2 Cert, that the John of Bristoll Cornelius 



^r x. 7 x 

Peterson M r . hath here dd for the Acc. of Eliz. 

~K"FT T V 

Kelly wid. six doz cords. 1 piece linsey wolsey. 
1 pel carpetting. 1 pee lockram. 1 pee Kersey. 2 baggs 
nailes. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. 18 ffeb. 1*. 

9 r , 9 . 1A r n 2 Certif. that the John of Bristoll Cornelius 

Peterson M r . hath here dd for the Acc. of 

Mathias Jones M er . 12 doz. knives. 3 yds Car- 

pet. i doz cushions. 3 doz worsted stockings. 12 yds & \ 

of Sarsenet. 1 pcell greene say. 3 pounds of all sorts spice in 

two paps. 20 pound pewter. 20 yds dowlas 20 yds Kersey. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 413 

1 fardle doulas cont 4 pees, one trusse cont. 2 pees. 1 bar u 
nailes. 3 bar 11 Shott. Juxt Cocq. Dat. 12 th ffeb. 1649. 

or f e>\i(ic.Q ^ Cert: that the John of Bristoll Corn. Peter- 
son M r . hath here dd uppon the Acc of W m 
>N - Stratton Merch*. 2 p r . of milstones. 3 bar 11 
& 1 C of nailes. 4 doz Sythes. 1 doz shooes. 1 doz monmouth 
caps. 50 pound twine. 4 doz linen napkins. 2 doz bellowes. 

2 doz. & | of frying panns. one hhd cont one pee narrow 
cloth & a remnant of Canvas, six plow shares, a pcell nailes. 
1 doz stockings. 40 pound pewter. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. 11 th 
ffeb. 1649. 

[Page 14.] 

or ff y^ -ificn 2. Certif. that the John of Bristoll Cornelius 
^ ' ' Peterson M r hath here dd for the Acc of W m 

Stratton merch*. 50 weighs of Coales. 18 bar 11 
nailes. 6 doz sythes. 3 tun shott. 1 Ton barr leade. 7 coyles 
Cordage. 2 hhd s w th lines & hookes. 22 pees Saile canvas. 2 
pees bedtick. 4 balletts Canvas. 8 fardell doulas. 10 packs 
woolen cloth. 3 bar 11 powder. 4 Smale Anchors. 4 firkins 
Soape. 1 chest & box of Tobacco pipes. 4 tannd hyds. 1 dry 
fatt cont. 41 doz woolen stockings, 24 doz yrish stockings. 
12 pees Kerseys. 7 mixt serges. 4 Ruggs. 2 pees silk, one 
pee Cambrick Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. 4 ffeb. 1649 . 

1 Cert, that the Judith of Londo Richard 
Smith M r hath here dd for his pp Acc. 8 doz 
shooes. 7 doz stockings. 1 Cable hauser cont 
twenty C. w*. two bed Ruggs. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. 15 ffeb. 1649. 

4 (<*\ 1650 1 Cert, that the Judith of London Richard 

Smith M' hath here dd for his pp Account 6 

cases strong waters. 1 hhd fishing lines, fyve firkins nailes. 

3 peeces et dead lockrams. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. 20 ffeb. 1649. 

, /Q\ ifi^io ^ Certif. that the Judith of London Ri: Smith 

M r . hath here dd for the Account of John 

Hoyle Mer. No. 1. 2. 3. three ends q* in all. 

twenty & seven pcs of barn bayes. N. 4. one chest of 

Cloathes. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. 6 th March. l. 

. _ 1650 1 Certif that the Ju.dith of Lond. Ri: Smith 
M r . hath here dd for the Acc of Lawrence 

WHEELER. 



f\ 1650 



(3) 1650. 
SMITH. 



ish & ffrench salt. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. 9 March 14A 

2 - Certif that the Swallow of Lond. W m 
Greene M r . hath here dd for the Acc. of 



Rob* Hamond Merch. 4 bales cont. 10 serges. 
10 ppetnanaes. 30 pcs cottons. 16 pcs stript stuffe ; one hhd 



414 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

cont haberdashers ware cost 79 U 2 hhs 20 bar 118 : cont crooked 
lane ware & yron Mongers ware cost 78". fifty hundd w* 
cordage. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. 20 March J^-Al. 

, i860 2. Certif. that the Swallow of London. W m 
Greene M r hath here dd for the Account of 
Rich: Hutchins : Merch*. 4 packs 1 Trunck 
cont. 11 C 90 ells canvas, 6 pcs lockrams. 257 ells holland. 
1187 ells hamborow linnen. 19 pcs lanes & halfe, 73 pcs 
calicos, 7 pcs sleasie linnen, 240 ells East Country linen, 19 
half peecs Jeines fustians, six pcs tufted holland, 14 pcs 
Norwich stuffe, 30 Russia Hydes, one bar u cont. 150 pound 
pepper. 600 weight allome. 11 pcs frize. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. 
ix. Mar. 1-S-A-2-. 

9 r . 1&50 2 Cert: that the Swallow of Lond. W m Greene 
') ' M r , hath here dd for the Acc. W m Greene 

Merch*. 2000. foote window glasse. Saddlers 
ware cost 150 11 . ten hundd w* pewter. 100. doz. houre 
glasses. 100 pcs Calicoes. 150 pcs lawnes. 100. doz Mon- 
mouth capps. 200. p r plaine gloves, horse bells cost 10 U . 
fyve hundd doz Knives, red & white oker cost 10 U : nine- 
teene hund ells Dowlas. 1500 ells french linnen. 100 p r 
whalebone bodies, brasiers ware cost. 20 O u . two hundd p r 
bellowes. 40 doz shovells & spades. Juxt. Cocq*: Dat. 
xii. Mar. 1649 . 



[Page 15.] 

he ^wallow of Lond. W 



26 -- 

v Greene M r hath here dd for the Acc. of 

John Tuttle mer two bales cont thirty pcs 
broad cloth drest. Juxt Cocqu*. Dat. xvi die Mar. 16.4-9 

lie ^wallow * Lnd. W m 



26 (^ 1650 

Greene M r hath here dd for the Acc. of 

Q A TTIST'DF 1 R ^ 

Charles Saunders mer two tunnes Spanish 
yron. 500 weight of shott. 12 barrell powder. 30 hundd 
w* cordage, one suite of sailes for a ship. 20 hundd nailes 
Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. xv. ffeb. 1649. 

2 Cert: that the Swallow of Lon. W m Greene 
26. (4) 1650 M r hath here dd for the Ac o of W m Greene 

mer. 2000 ells Gernsey linen. 2000 ells 
FOOTE East country linnen. 200 pcs. calico. 1000 

ells holland. 60 bar 11 powder. 5 tuns shot & 
lead. 50 armes. 2000 y* 18 bayes. 100 pcs pemistone. 30 pcs 
Duffles. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. xviij mar. l 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 415 



SA\ leso 



2 Cert, that the Swall. of Lond. W m Greene 
m r hath here dd for the Acc. of Nath. Gard- 

GARDNER ut r u i TVT 

ner mercrr foure bales cont ninety one Nor- 
wich stuffs, twelv serges. 12 doz mens worsted stockings. 1 
box cont 96 pounds yron ware. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. xviij . 
mar. 1649. 

96 f <n leso 2 Cert that the Swal - of Lond - Wm Greene 

M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Elias Rob- 
erts mere, two truncks cont. twenty foure 
pcs holland four huudd eighty seven ells twenty two pcs 
Bermillions. one pee callico. twenty pound white threed. one 
Turkie paragon. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. xv. Mar. 1649 . 

97 C4~\ leso 2 Certf. that the Swallow of Lond. W m 

Greene M r hath here dd for the Acc of 

DEMETRIUS. r\_- TV i_i in 

Darnell Demetrius one barrens cont six 
hundd three quarters of Battry. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xviij . 
Mar: 1649. 

97 r4A 16^0 2 Cert, that the Swal. of Lond. W m Greene 
^ * M r hath here dd for the account of Henry 

Seely mer three bales cont fourty three Nor- 
wich Stuffes. twenty serges, six pcs Turkie grograine. thirty 
ells Taffeties. twelve ends of Jeines ffustians. Juxt. Cocq*. 
Dat. xvi Mar. 1649 . 

97 C4\ leso ^ Cert, that the Swal. of Lond. W m Greene M r 

^ ' hath here dd for the Acc of Anthony Salberch 

one fatt cont foure grs fyles. six pounds brasse 

cocks. 12 doz nest boxes. 7 grs. tob. boxes. Juxt Cocq*. 

Dat xviij Mar. 1649 

27 (4~\ leso 2 Cert: that the Swal - of Lond - Wm Greene M r 
* ' hath here dd for the Acc. of John Brewer, 

mer. one butt cont. foureteene hundd & halfe 
Currans nett. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xij. March. 1649. 

_ 4 1650 2 Certif. that the Swal. of Lond. W m Greene M r 
*"" hath here dd for the Acc of Ed. Salter mer. 

OAT T^T^ O 

one pack cont three hundd & twenty goads 
welch Cottons. Juxt. coq* : Dat. jx Mar. J-Ai. 

9Q f4\ 1650 2 Certif. that the Swallow of Lond. W m Greene 
~" M r hath here dd for the Acc of Tho : Under- 

UNDERWOOD. o ,. . 

wood mer. two trusses cont & pcs trize. 1 
double bayes. 1 pee & \ pennistone. 350 goads cottons. 3 pcs 
Jeines fustians. 300 ells, canvas. 4 p r blankett. 3 red ruggs. 
17 doz i Cotton stockings. 12 doz mens woollen stockings. 
Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. vj. Mar. 



416 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

9Q 1 pf;ft 2 Cert, that the Swal. of Lon. W m Greene M r 

EA A hath here dd f r the AcC ' f Peter Colema - 
6 packets cont 664 ells net of linnen. Juxt 

Coc : dat. 26 ffeb. li. 



29 (4) JLJLJL&. 



2 Cert, that the Swal : of Lond. W m Greene 
M r hath here dd for the Acc of Richard Bryan 



mer. two bales cont. 12 pcs lockrams nett. Juxt 
cocq*. Dat. xxv. ffeb. m*. 

[Page 16.] 

2 Cert, that the Swall. of Lon. W m Greene M r 



eleven mixt & 16 dyed yorkeshire Kersies. 
Juxt. Cocq*. Dat xx. Mar. l&a. 

Certt that the Swal f Lon> Wm Greene MF 



1 (5} 1650 

hath here dd for the Acc. of Robt Roberts mer. 

2 bales cont. 18 Devon Kersies Juxt. coc. 
Dat jx Mar. m. 

2 Cert - that tlie Swa11 - of Lond W m Greene 



1 

' M r hath here dd for the Acc of Tho. Uncler- 

UNDERWOOD -. oo T^ j T L /-t t 

wood mer. 23 Kersies drest. Juxt Cocq*. 
Dat. v. Mar. 1&1-2. 

2 Cert, that the Swall. of Lon. W m Greene M r 
hath here dd for the Acc of Peter Cole Mer. 
one bale cont. 24 pcs northerne Kersies. Jux 
Cocq*. Dat xxvij ffeb. 1AUI. 

o fc.\ 1650 ^ Certif. that the Speedwel of Lond. Benjamin 
Carwithy M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Tho. 

MUNDAY. T\r j i, 4. oo nil 4. T 

Munday me. one bagg cont 320" pp nett Juxt. 
cocq*. Dat. xvj mar. ffor the Acc of Daniel ffarieraw 
mer. thirteene bales two casks cont fifty three pcs lockrams 
1600| ells noyalls & vittry canvas, halfe a tun Genoa oyle 
nett Juxt cocq* Dat. xvj Mar. ffor the Acc of Robt Rich 
me: two fardles two packs cont. 19 pcs lockrams, 350 ells 
linnen nett Juxt. cocq*. Dat. xviij March, ffor the Acc 
of Thomas Lunne mer. one butt cont 1600 & quarter wh* 
currans nett. Juxt cocq* Dat xviij Mar. ffor the Acc of 
Tho. Lacock mer. 8 pcs stript stuffs, 36 coverletts, 20 ruggs. 
20 paire of blankets. 20 bed ticks. 12 russia lether chaires 
Juxt cocq*. Dat. vj march late entred in the Swallow W m 
Greene m r & now in the Speedwell. Juxt cocq* Dat. xxviij* 
March i 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 417 

o XCN 1660 2 Cert: that the Speedwell of Lond. Digery 

v. ) ~ ' Carwithin M r have here dd for the Acc. of 

Daniel ffanax mer. Two bales cont. 10 broad 

clothes direct, ten Northerne & ten Devonshire kersies. Juxt 

Cocq*. Dat xxviij mar. JLSAO.. 

9 ,r, -ificn 2. Cert, that the Speedwell of Lon. Dickery 
Carwithen M r hath here dd for the Acc. of 
Sam. Thorneton mer. 1500 wh* nett currans 

Juxt. Cocqt. Dat. 27. Mar. 

o xcx -ificn 2 Cert, that the Speedwell of Lon. Dickery 

^ ' * Carwithen M r hath here dd for the Acc of 

Daniel ffairnaxe mer. three bales cont sixty 

three ppetnanaes one packet cont one hundd & fourty pound 

whalebone. Juxt Cocq* Dat xxviij Mar. U-5-2.. 

-. -./.cry ^ Cert, that the Speedwell of Lond. Dickery 

RICH Carwithen M r hath here dd for the Acc. of 

Robt Rich mer. 3 butts cont sixty hundd 

wht. & half currans. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xxvj of Mar. 13-5-Q.. 

Q sc.\ 1650 ^ Cert, that the Speedwell of Lond. Dickery 
k ' ' Carwithen M r hath here Delivered, for the 

Acc. of Robt Rich mer. 15000 ells vittry canvas. 600 pcs 
lockrams. seven thousand ells linnen. 6000 ells broad Ger- 
many linnen. 6000 ells narrow Germany linnen. 300 pcs 
Norwich stuffes. 100 pcs broad cloth. Mercery ware grocery 
ware silke ware haberdash ware yronmongers ware cost all 
two thousand pounds, twelve butts currans. Juxt Cocq*. 
Dat. xxj Mar. i4a. 

9 f^\ 165Q 2 Cert, that the Speedwell of Lond. Digory Car- 

^ ^ ~~ withen M r hath here dd for the Acc of Thomas 

Underwood mer one Hs cont 14 pcs kersies & 

6 pcs pennistone cotton. Juxt Cocq*. Dat xxvj Mar. -i-6~s Q-. 

q ^CN 1*550 ^ Cert, that the Speedwell of Lond. Dick 
~* Carw th en M r hath here dd for the Acc. of 

HUTCHINSON . , , u , , . Q o 

Richard Hutchmson mer. one bale cont. 8. C. 
three quarters ells nett Normandy Canvas. Juxt. Cocq*. 
Dat xxiij Mar. lfi^-fc. 

o x-x 1650 2 Cert: that the Speedwell of Lond. Diggins 
Carthwthen M r hath here dd for the Acc. of 

WOOLNOUGH. T , , 17 - , , r j i 

Joshua Woolnough Mer. .100. yd 8 , kersies 



packt ca alijs Juxt Cocq. Dat. 23. Mar. 

2 Cert, that the Speedwell of Lon. Dickery 
Carwithen M r hath here dd for the Account 
of Tho. Hilder mer. one trusse cont. two halfe 
cloths being one short cloth, two kersies cont. two thirds of 



418 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

a short cloth. & 50 goads of welch cottons. Juxt Cocq* 
Dat. 9 Apr. l&M. 

[Page 17.] 

q J-K.- leso ^ Cert, that the Speedwell of Lon. Dickery 
5 (o; Carw th in M r hath here dd for the Acc. of 

Hopestill Tilden mer. one hhd. cont 3 rem- 
nants being one short cloth. J C wrought yron. 1 doz i 
woollen stockings for men. & 6 p r new shooes. Juxt Coq*. 
Dat. 8 Apr. 16 s. 

1. Cert, that the Providence of Illford Comb 
Henry Abley m r . hath here dd for the Acc. 
of Henry Crestwick & Comp: mer: 6 packs 
woollen cloth, 12 caske of shott. 2 hh d8 & 1 barrell of nailes. 

Cert : that the Georg Bonaventure of Lond. 
VI r hath here dd for the Acc. of 



John Leveret & Edw : Shrimp ton merch* 8 - thirty 
hundd w ht of gunpowder. Quod attestor. 

m /^ifi^n ^ ^ er ^ that *^e Geor. Bonav: of Lon. John 
)U> Cramp M r hath here dd for the Acc : of Tho. 

Bell. & Comp a . 2000 goades Cottons. 30 pcs 
Dufles. 40 pcs baies. 50 pcs Sayes. 100 pcs norwich stuffes. 
100 doz cotton stockings. 100 doz knitt stockings. 50 doz 
shooes. 50 doz hatts. 3000 ells canvas. 30 pcs lockrams. 
2000 ells hamb. linnen. 50 ends fustian. 50 pcs dimities. 100 
pcs calicoes. 40 pcs lawne. 20 pcs Cambricks. 1000 ells hoi- 
land. 1500 wt . wrought pewt. 1500^. brasse. 3 tun lead. 1 tun 
wine lees, yron mong r ware cost 300 U . grocery ware cost 100 11 . 
mercery ware cost 200 11 . haberdashry cost 100 U . uphoulstry 
ware cost 50 U . cutlers ware cost 30 U . Sadlers ware cost 30 U . 
Crooked lane ware cost 30 U . Turners ware cost 20 U . Station- 
ers ware cost 50 U . Saile cloaths cost 30 U . sale suites cost 
50". 300 y d8 flannell. 5 doz bootes. 100 gall strong water. 
Quod &c. 
22 (^ leso 2 Cert, that Georg Dell M r of the ship Recovery 

arrived here 22 Apr 1650. & here landed 47 
pipes wine & 6 pipes Beveridge w ch he rec d aboard in Palme 
Roade in March last. 



that Stephen Greensmith of Lond. 
merch* hath here shipped for London aboard 
the Artillery of Boston Robt Henfield M r . to say, twoe bundles 
mooskins cont in number 45. skins, one bundle cont 36 deere 
skins. 200 wt . bever, skin & Coate. one bar 11 Indigo cont 
145 H . wt . 2 hhs l bar : sugar. Quod attestor. 



ASPLNWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 419 

fyr xgx j650 ! Cert, that Cap*. Jo. Cramp here dd his ship 
the Geo. Bonadvent 6 of all her goods whereof 
he called me to take notice & to certify the truth thereof. 

.jo x/>x 1650 ! Certif that the Edw. of London John Yong 
M r arrived here at Boston from the Canaries 
& hath here dd or discharged her ladeing of wines. 
Quod. &c: 



14 Cf}"\ "Ifi'iO ^ Certif. * na * khe Speedwel of Lond. Dickery 
Carwithen then M r hath here dd her whole 
Cargo, as by the severall certificates of the pcles may appeare, 
& also the powder shipped for severall Merchts for the 
Countries use, to wit, M r Newgate, sailes, Paddy, Barthol- 
mewe, ffoster & Kimball. Quod: 



1Q ffi^\ Ifi'iO ^ Certif. * na * J nn Yong M r of the Edward of 
London received here of W m Brenton of Boston 
merch 1 . a packet of Bever cont. 300 w*. of the Bever of this 
Country. Quod &c. 

[Page 18.] 

07 /"7\ 1650 ^ Certif. that the Speedwell of Lon. Dickeren 
Carwith M r & the Swallow of Lond. W m 

WOOLXOUGH ^ nfri, j i r iU A 

Greene M r have here dd for the Acco. of 
Joshua Woolnough mer c . 3000 ells canvas. 2000 ells ham- 
borow linnen. 2000 ells holland. 500 ells east country cloth. 
100 pcs. callicoes. 10 pcs lockrams. 5 pcs. Spruce canvas. 22 
pcs norvvich stuffs. 8 pcs Sayes. 170 y" 18 ticking. 100 y** 
Kersey. Quod &c: 

n-r xrrs -I^CA 1 Cert, that M r Henry Shrimpton of Boston 

27 (7) 1650. J 1 r ,1 A. 117m A 

appeared before the notary W m Asp: &c: & 
acknowledged to have rec d of the Assignes of W m Geerish 
11 Kint. of fish for the Acc. of the Worp 11 Rowland Wilson 
& Martin Bradgate. 

27 f7^ 1fi^0 ^ Cert, that the Bonaventure John Cramp M r 
hath here dd for the Acc of Joshua Wool- 
WOOLNOUGH , , t OAAA n i^nn n 

nough merch 1 . 8000 ells canvas. 1600 ells 
hamborough linnen. 1500 ells holland. 40 pcs lockrams. 180 
peecs callicoes. 10 pcs Sayes. 9 peeces serges. 15 pcs cam- 
bricks Juxt. Cocq*. Dat viif Martij: 1649. Also 2750 ells 
vittry canvas. & 41 peecs lockrams. 

o /fiAiA^o ^ Certif: that the Swallow of London W m 

' ^ ^ t Greene M r hath here dd for the Acc of Charls 

Saunders merch r . 2 bailes lockram. cont. 12 

pcs: 2 bailes Devonshire Kersies cont 18 pcs: 2 tuns Spanish 

yron. 20 hundd wh* nailes & Spikes, one bale welch cotton. 



420 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

cont 3 peecs & halfe: one suite of sailes fyve hundd wy* shott. 
30 hundd wh* cordage. 

9 r8^ 16 .0 1 Cert, that Sam. Hutchinson mer. hath 
^ ' ' shipped aboard the Ship Charls, Charls 

Saunders m r . 3 tunne cont 172 barrs of 
Iron made in this Country & is for the Acc. of Ri: Hutchi- 
son of London, merch*. 



16^0 ^ cer ^' ^ a t ^ eo ' Bonavent r John Cramp 

BROWNE mF ^ at ^ ^ ere ^ one ^^ ^ att con * Sds & 
merchandise to val. 120 U shipped by Th. 

Deighton for W m Browne. 

1 cert, that Welcom John Cutting M r hath 

here dd 2 bales cont 4 pes cotton. 26 doz. 

cotton stockings. 24 pcs kersey. 6 hhs tobacco pipes. 3 

smale barrels nailes shipped by Tho Deighton for W m 

Browne. 

1 Cert, that the Eagle Georg Raymond M r hath here dd 
one bale cont 5 pcs penniston. 1 pee cotton. 3 pcs bayes. 3 
bundles Syths & 1 smale bar 11 uailes shipped by Tho. Deigh- 
ton for W m Browne. 

21 fft} 1650 ^' Certif. that M r Charls Saunders hath 
laded aboard the shipp Charles himself 
M r certaine pees of Bever of this Country one bar. bever 
m r ked O N. 1- cont. 47 Skins wh* 62 pounds, one bar 11 
marked W G. N. 3. cont. 83 Skins bever wht 107". one 
trusse marked C S N. 1. 39 skms bever wh*. 72 11 . on& 
trusse of the same marke. N. 2. cont. 34 skins bever wh*. 
60 11 . Quod. &c: 



4 (%} 1650 ^' ^ er ^ ^ eor ^ Bonadvent r John Cramp M r . 
hath here dd for Acc W m Davies mer. a 
certaine pcell Druggs. val 66 U . 12 s . Also for Acc. Hen. 
Boxe me r 20 11 Rubard. 56 11 wormseed. 65 11 sena leaves, one 
C & i wh* browne Candy, i C wh* white Candy. 20 U Aga- 
rick. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. xiif Mart. i_ 6 ^^. Dat. 24 Oct. J^WL. 

24 f8^ 16 s_o Cert, that the Eagle of London George Rei- 
mond M r hath here dd for account of John 
Cogan Merch*. certaine haberdash & crooked lane ware cost 
15 11 . ten doz shoes. wo r sted & woollen yarne cost 5 U . Juxt 
Cocq*. Dat. xxvif Jniij. 14^2. Dat. 24 (8) 

[Page 19.] 

24 (8^ 1650 ^ cer ^' ^ a ^ * ne -^ a ^ e ^ London Georg Ray- 

mond M r hath here dd on his owne Acc. 1 2 

y^. broad cloth. 4 pcs Kersies cum alijs. Also one Hs two 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 421 

boxes cont. 26 doz childrens woollen. 6 doz. childrens 
worsted stockings. 3 doz mens woolen 10 doz. rnens worsted 
stockings. 8 goads cottons, haberdashy: & silke wares 
cost 26". 15". 



20 fQ^ 16^0 ^ ^ er ^' t na t the Eagle of Lond. Geo: Raymond 
M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Cornelius 
Barrowes mer. 60 grs tob. pipes. 15 felt hatts & 15 Castoi-s 
lined in the head. 2 doz mens worsted stockings. 2 doz mens 
woollen stockings & 2 doz childrens woollen stockings Juxt 
Cocqu*. Dat. ss Juni: 1650. Quod &c: 

20 fc>*\ 16^0 ^' Cert. *kat * ne Eagle of Lon. Geo. Raymond 
M r hath here dd for the Acc of John Stracey 
mer. 24 doz 8 Juggs Juxt Cocqu* 26 June 1650. w ch men- 
tions 80 doz: 

23 CW^ 165.1 ^ Cert, that the Welcom of New 
.." England John Cutting M r hath here 

dd for the Acc. of Tho. Underwood mer one Hs cont. 
d 2 pcs peninstons. 70 ells canvis. 60 ells linnen. 15 doz 
2 of mens & child 1 " 8 wooll stockings. 13. grs. silk buttons. 
H 10 doz silk points, one pound sewing & stitching silke, 
o one end of greene cotton & a wrapper. Jux. Cocq*. 

Dat. xx. Apr. 1650 Quod &c: 

9 q /-<o\ 16.50 ^ Cert, that the Welcome of N. Eng. 
John Cutting M r hath here dd for 
the Acc. of Tho: Underwood mer. 2 halfe pcs of Kentish 
cloths drest. & foure pcs of Kersies and alijs. Juxt Cocq*. 
Dat. xx. Apr. 1650. Quod &c: 

cy~ ,.JQ. i6.5_o 1- Cert, that the ffellowship Robt ffen M r 
hath here dd for the Acc of Joshua ffoote 
Merch*. Turners ware, lattin wares & silk wares cost 15 O u . 
30 pes fflannell 20 doz flannel wastcoates. 50 pcs saile-cloth. 
10 pcs sackloth. 10. C.wht steely. 20 chauldron seacoales. 
300 gall strong waters. Upholsters ware cost 100 U . two hundd 
ells sletia lawnes. 20 pcs pennistones. 40 doz. hatts w th 
househould stuffe apparell & other necessaries. Juxt Cocq* 
Dat. vij. Aug. 1650. Quod &c: 

1. Certif: that the ffelowship Robt ffen M r hath here dd for 
the Acc of Joshua ffoote mer: 5 H birding shott. Dyars 
ware cost 30 U . Druggs cost 40 11 . potters ware cost 20 n . 10 c . 
wh* Battry. 30 pcs buckrams. 30 ffustians. 10 pcs ticking. 
20 pcs tufted holland. 30 doz monmouth caps. 5 pcs linsey 
wolsey. 200 goads cottons. 30 pcs bayes. 20 doz shooes. 
50 pcs lockrams. 30 pcs flannell. Upholsters ware & lattin 
ware cost. 140 U . Dat. xvij Aug. 1650. Quod 



422 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 

1 Cert, that the {fellowship Robt ffen M r hath here dd for 
the Acc. of Joshua ffoote mer. 150. Kersies. 30 pennistones. 
10 Spanish, & 10 Kentish clouths drest & 40 pes of Breck- 
nocks. Jux*. Cocq*. Dat. x. Aug. lfi-6-2. Quod &c: 

1. Certif. that the ffellowship Robt ffen M r hath here dd for 
the Acc. of Joshua ffoote mer. 30 barr 118 powd r 5 H Shott & 
powd r . 50 doz hatts 50 doz shooes. 5 doz bootes. 10 grs 
Knives, silk ware cost 100 U . ten hund goads cottons. 40 pcs 
bayes. upholster ware cost 200 U . 50 grosse tobacco pipes. 
Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xxvij . Aug. 1650. Quod &c: 

9C . , 1 ~, -fCA ! Cert, that the ffellowship Robt ffen M r . 
hath here dd for the Acc. of Tho: Under- 
wood merch: one Hs cont. 4 Northerne Kersies Juxt Cocq*. 
Dat. xxj. Aug. l&fiJL. Quod &c: 

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9 r /-i(\\ IAEA ! Cert, that the ffellowship Robt ffen m r . 
have here dd for the Acc. of Tho: Under- 
wood mer. 1 Trusse cont. 10 pcs northerne Kersies. 2 halfe 
pcs bayes. 9 doz mens & childrens woollen hose. 2 doz black 
& browne threed. 14 U & i woollen yerne. 14 thousand pins. 
& halfe a peece cotton wrapper. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. vj. Aug. 
1650. Quod &c: 

1 Cert, that the ffellowship Robt. ffen M r hath here dd for 
the Acc. of Tho: Underwood mer. 20 goods cottons. 80 
y 48 fryeze. 20 yds bayes. 28 y 48 cotton Rowle. & 4 pees, north- 
erne Kersies Jux* Cocq*. Dat. xxvj Aug. IS- 5 - -. Quod &c: 

1 Cert, that the ffellowship Robt ffen M r hath here dd for 
the Acc of Tho. Underwood mer. 1 Trusse con* 20 north- 
erne Kersies Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. vj Aug. 1650. Quod &c: 

27 rift\ lego 1" Cert that Rob. Paine acknowledgeth to 
have rec 4 what goods Tho. Laicock mer 

shipped aboard Capt John Cramp, Digery Carwithen & John 

Cutting this yeare, w ch goods were marked R-j-P & amounted 

in val to 400 U , being haberdashry grocery & opholsters wares. 

Quod &c: 

'28 rlfr* leso 1 Cert, that the Trades Increase James Gar- 
ret M r hath here dd for the Acc. of James 

Garret mer: 20 chawldron seacoales London measure. Jux*. 

Cocq*. Dat. primo Julij 165 Quod. ' 

" Cert, that the Trades Increase James Gar- 



98 

' ret M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Ri: 

Hutchinson mer. 428 ells nett linnen Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xiij. 
Aug. J-6JLO. Quod &c: 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECOEDS. 423 

Cert, that the Trades Increase James Garret M r hath 
her dd. for the Acc of Rich: Hutchinson mer. 2 bales cont. 
700 ells vittry canvis Juxt. Coc. Dat xvf Aug. l-S-S-2.. 
Quod &c: 

90 /--IAN i860 1 Cert, that the ffellowship of Lon. Robt. 
ffen M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Rich. 
Hutchinson mer. 234 ells nett of linnen. Juxt. cocq* Dat. 
xiij Aug: 1650. Quod &c: 

1 Cert, that the ffellowship of Lond. Robt ffen M r hath 
here for the Acc of Ri: Hutchinson mer. 7 pees & i lockram 
net. Juxt Cocqut. Dat. xiij Aug. 1 6 50 . Quod &c: 

1 Cert, that the ffellowship Robt ffen M r hath here dd for 
the Acc. of Ri: Hutchinson mer. 12 C ells hambor linuen. 
200 ells holland. silke wares haberdashers wares mercery 
& yronmongers wares cost 60 11 . eight hundd ells canvis. 
Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xiiij . Aug. 165 . Quod &c: 

1 Certif. that the ffellowship of Lond. Robert ffen M r hath 
here dd for the Acc. of Ri: Hutchinson mer. 16 C. ells broad 
Ger linnen. Jux* Cocq*. Dat. xxx July. 1650. Quod &c: 

1 Cert, that the ffellowship of London. Robt ffen M r hath 
here dd for the Acc of Ri: Hutchinson mer: 4 bales cont. 
600 one quarter ells Noyell Canvis. 9 peecs lockrams nett. 
Juxt Cocq*. Dat xv. Aug. 1650. Quod &c: 

[Page 21.] 

28 rtO^ 1650 1 Cert, that the ffellowship Robt ffen M r hath 
~ here dd for the Account of Rich. Hutchinson 
mer. 26 pcs lawnes. 126 pcs callicoes. 8 pcs linsey wolsey. 
1800 & 17 ells canvas. 22 pcs lockrams. 168 ells hollands 
linnen. 6 pcs sayes. 857 ells hambor linnen. 4 pcs tufted hol- 
land. 30 cases strong waters, haberdash. wares yronmonger 
& mercery wares cost 60 U . Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xxix July. 
i- 5 A Quod &c. 

98 r\n\ less 1 Cert, that John Tuttle of Bosto mer. shewed 
~ unto me W m Asp: Not. & Tab: publ &c. his 
booke & bills of ladeing by wh ch it did appeare that he the s d 
Jo: Tuttle hath laden abord the Adventure Daniel Bradley 
M r 6 hhs mackrell. 1 hhd beefe. 23 barr 11 beefe. 22 barr" 
mackrel. & 40 keggs sturgeon. & are consigned to M r W m 
Eastchurch in Barbados for the use of M r John Woodward 
& Company. Quod, to value 174 11 . 10 s . 00 

1. Certif. that Jo: Tuttle of Boston mer. showed unto me 
W m Asp: Not. & Tab. pub: &c: his booke of Acc & bills of 
ladeing by wh ch it did appeare that he had laden abord the 



424 A SPIN WALL NOTARIAL RECOKDS. 

Dolphin. Nich: Shapley M r 31 barr 118 . 18 hhs w th goods 30 
smale bar 118 oysters. 64 Kint basse. 5 tunn shaken caske. & 
5 bundles hoopes in all amounting to 167 U . 20 s . 00 d Quod &c. 

30 rtfn 165Q ! Cert, that Georg Bonadventu 1 of Lond. 
John Cramp M r hath here dd for the Acco 
of Ric: Hutchinson mer: 3 bales cont. 500 ells Noyalls can- 
vis & 8 peecs nett lockrams. Juxt Cocq*. Dat xiiij Mar. 
1611. Q U od &c: 

- 1. Certif : that the Geo: Bonadvent 1 Jo: Cramp M r hath 
here dd for the Acc of Rich. Hutehinso mer: 2 truncks. 4 
packs cont 1465 ells canves. 16 pcs lockrams. 1198 ells hoi- 
land 18 a Den. pcs lawnes. 282 pcs Calicoes. 990 ells hambor 
linnen. 14 ends Jeines fustians. 10. pceslinsey woolsey. 6 pcs 
tufted holland. 4 pcs Bermillions. mercery & silk wares cost 
60 U . Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xv. mar. 1649. Quod &c: 

- 1. Certif. that the Welcome of Lond. Jo: Cut- 
ting m r hath here dd for the Acc. of Richard Hutch- 
inson mer two bales cont. 342 ells nett Noyalls canvis. 
Juxt Cocq*. Dat xxvj Apr. J-6-&-2-. Quod &c: 

- 1 Cert, that the Welcome of Lond. Jo: Cut- 
M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Richard Hutch- 



inson mer: one chest six Hs two hundd 96 ells hambor 
Q linnen. 628 ells holland 40. Calicoes. 5 pcs linsey wool- 
sey. 40 y** 8 : woollen cloth: 5 ends Jeines fustians. 14 
pcs lockrams. 500 ells Canves. Haberdashr mercery & 
yromgers ware cost 10 U . 20 chauldron sea coale. Juxt. 
Cocq*. Dat. vj th . Apr. 1650. Quod &c: 

6 1 Cert that the Welcom of London. Jo: Cutting 

M r hath here dd for the Acc of Rich. Hutchinson mer. two 
bales cont. 18 pcs lockrams nett. Juxt. Coq*. Dat. xv: 
Apr. 1650 Quod &c: 

3 m^ 16^0 ^ Cert, that the ffellowship of Lond. Robt 
ffen. M r hath here dd for the Acc. of James 
Cooke mer. one Hs cont. 17 Spanish clothes drest. & 10 pcs 
Kersies Jux*. Cocqt. Dat. 17. Aug. 1650. Quod &c: 

1. Cert, that the ffellowshipp of Lond. Robt ffen M r hath 
here dd for the Acc. of James Cooke mer. 300 & a half ells 
nett broad sletias. & half hundd wh* shaven latten. Juxt 
Cocq*. Dat. xvij Aug. 1650. Quod. 

[Page 22.] 

-^ Cert, that the ffellowship of London Robt 
ffen M r hath here dd for the Acc : of James 
Cooke mer: one pack six chests cont. 5 manchester bayes. 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 425 

one taby cont r . 15 pounds silke, & buttons cost 8 11 . ten paire 
of mens worsted hose. 8 doz shooes. 9 doz paire plaine bodies. 
& stomachers. 400 foote windowe glasse. 100 wht lead. Juxt. 
Cocq*. Dat. xvif. Aug. 1650. Quod &c: 

14/9^1651 ^ Certif. that the Goulden Lyon of Bristoll 
W m Stretton M r . hath here dd for his pp acc. 
fyve firkins shott. 2 doz. hay peekes. 2 doz frying panns. 
1 H & halfe of Shott. 1 doz pewter dishes. 5 doz alchimie 
spoones. 5 doz stockings. 1 doz pewter plates, a pcell of 
Netts & lines in a Virginia hhd. one pee stuffe. & 2 bar 113 . 
nailes. Juxt. Cocq. Dat. xixth ffeb. 1650. 

14 f9~\ i65i 3 Cert, that the Goulden Lyon of Bristoll W m 
' Stretton M r . hath here dd for the Acc of 
Joseph Jackson mer. one trusse cont. 9 peeces course Tiv- 
erton cloaths. 20 doz of sythes. 1 butt cont 12 doz lines. 4 
baggs nailes. 3 baggs shott. Juxt Cocq*. dat. xiij ffeb. 1650. 
more 3 ballets canvas. & 1 butt of sack. 

3 Cert. that tne Gould. Lyon of Bristol. W m 
Stratton M r . hath here dd for Acc. of Robt 
Gutch. mer 38 peels of silke & mercery ware according to 
the bill of pticulars. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. xix ffeb. 1M 

-jc x 9 N i 66 i 3 Cert, that the Gold: Lyon of Bristol. W m 
Stratton M r . hath here dd for the Acc of Robt 
Read mer. 4 peecs cloaths. 2 Caske nailes. halfe a ttun of 
Shott. & 6 doz woollen stockings. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. xix. 
ffeb. 1650. 



15 C> ^ 1651 3 ^ ert ' *k e *k e ^ ou ^ : Lyon of Bristol W m 
Stratton m r . hath here dd for the Acc of Edw. 
Perry mer. 1 broads cloth. 1 peece Kersey. 1 C of shott. 1 
fowling peece. 12 pound powder. 3 barr 118 nailes. 10 grs tob. 
pipes & 1 doz frying panns. Jux*. Cocq*: Dat. xx. ffeb. 
1650. 

IP /-9N test 3. Cert, that the Goul. Lyon of Bristol W m 
Stratton m r hath here dd for Acc of John 
White mer. 2 packs & halfe cont 21 pcs kersies. 1 peece 
shagg. 1 peece blue Cotton. 1 peece white cloth. 2 pcs sad 
coloured cloth. 20 y^ Dowlas. 1 rugg. 1 Coverlet. 1 Sack 
cont 2 doz hones. 6 axes. 6 reape hookes. 1 Sack cont one 
doz & of bodies. 1 peeoe holland cont 7 y* 18 . 3 Spades. 1 
yron chaine. 1 Coulter. 1 sheeps bell. 2 pound pepp. 2 
pound mace Jux* Cocq*. Dat. xxvj ffeb. l&AP. 

Ifi (V\ 1 6 5. i ^ ^ er ^ ^ na ^ *k e gould Lyon of Bristol W m 

Stratton M r hath here dd for Acc of Joseph 

Jackson mer. 40 Chalders coales. a smal trusse cont. 200 wh* 



426 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

neate. 1 hamp cont 22 doz frying panns. Jux* Cocq*. Dat. 
xiiij . ffeb. 1-^-0. 

.. fi 1JLA1 3 Cert, that the Goulden Lyon of Bristoll W m 
Stratton M r hath here dd for his pp Acc. 42 
quarters malt. Jux* Cocq* Dat. 8. ffeb. !&. 

16 f9,\ i65i ^ Cert, that the Goulden Lyon of Bristou W m 
Stratton mer: hath here dd for Acc. of Joseph 
Jackson mer. 6 packs cont. 64 pcs woolen cloth. & 26 ruggs. 
5 pcs linsey wolsey. 2 pcs bed tick. 40 p r . worsted stockings. 
1 dry fatt cont. 88 doz hose. 10 Taunton serges. 8 prest 
planes. 6. proofe Kersies. 1 vizy. hhd cont. 15 doz shooes. 
1 p r boots. 18 doz knives. 1 doz lines. 4 chests hard soape. 
3 Cask bristol Soape. 6 pcs saile canvas. 5 smale anchors. 2 
Cables. 4. Coyles cordage. 2 smale chests tob. pipes, cont 20 
grs. 6 Hs halfe Shott. 1H barr leade. 2 butts one hhd malago 
wines. 4 ballets canves 4 bales doulas. 30 Smale caske of 
nailes & yronmong rs wares. 10 doz bellowes. 1 doz whip- 
shaves 16 doz Spades & shovells. 6 p r slyce & tongues. 1 dry 
fatt cont three doz shooes. 11 doz lines. 30 doz cod hookes. 
3000 makrel hooks. 1 peece linsey woolsey. 1 pee Taunton 
Serge. 1 rugg. & 18 pewter dishes. & 2 mill stones. Juxt. 
Cocqt. Dat. xj ffeb. JLifiJL. 

16 r^ lesi ^ Certif:. that the gouldn Lyon Bristoll 
W m Stratton M r hath here dd for Acc. of 
John White mer 7 pcs Kersey. 1 pee cotton. 1 peece barn- 
staple red. 1 pee Serge. 1 pee red Kersey. 1 pee say., 6 p r . 
bodies. 6 pewter dishes & 1 brasse panne. 1 warming pan. & 
3 brasse kettles. 1 bagg nailes. 1 doz knives all these in a 
pack. 1 trunck cont. 6 pewter putting 18 1 pewter flagon. 2 
pewter trenchers. 2 pewter candlesticks. 3 doz Knives. 2 
doz Cysors. 2 p r plaine gloves. 1 p r Tailors sheers. 6 bunchs 
knitting needles. 2 doz laces. 4 doz pinns. & a grs of 
points. 1 doz. tob. boxes. 12 pound black & browne threed. 
one bundle w*. & blew Juckle. & 1 bundle tape. 1 grs threed 
buttons: 1 thousand needles. & some awle blades. 6 bundles 
knitting needles. 1 little barrell cont. 4 Summs Sparrow 
bills. 2 summes of breeds. 1 summe more of Sparrow bills & 
one yron chaffing dish. Jux* Cocq*. Dat. xx. ffeb. &-S.. 

ifi f9\ ifi^l ^ Cert, that the Qould Lyon of Bristol W m 
Stratton M r hath here dd for Acc of Rich 
Trott mer. 16 hones. 7 axes. 3 plow chaines & tackle be- 
longing to plows. 8. 

[Page 23.] 
reapehookes. 1 yron capp. 1 waine rope. 1 Sett of Joyners 



ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 427 

tooles. 4. Spades. 1 Dung fork & garden rake, one brasse 
pott. 1 posuett. 2 brasse Kettles. 2 brasse pans. 20000 nailes 
& sparrow bills. 6 sheeps bells. 3 doz Sytbs. 2 bar & runlet 
strong water. 3 fowling pcs. 3 pistolls. 2 muskets. 1 bird- 
ing pee. 2 doz & 7 spades. 4 packs linnen & woollen drapy 
ware. 1 frying pan. 1 gridyron. 6 p r tongues. 7 Slyces. 2 
packs sorts of nailes. 2 doz boriers & chesells. 3 doz locks. 
I grs. awle blades. 1 doz bitts bosses. 1 doz axes. 16 ells 
holland. 26 yds say. 30 yds tay. 74 doz severall sorts lace. 
15 ouncs colo r ed silke. 8 doz silke & silver buttons. 5 smale 
grs & of buttons. 4 yds colord taffety 20 pcs severall sorts 
riband. 6 doz. 3 yd pointing ribband. 40 black & colo^ hatts 
w th bands. 10 hatts w" 1 bands in a box. 2 Sadies w th furniture. 
2300 of shott. 2 C. of bullet. 5 C wh* barr lead. 7 wedges 
& 3 beetle rings. 1 chest of pvisions & wearing apparell. 
1 Trunck of pvision & wearing apparell. I case of Strong 
waters. 5 doz Shott. Jux* Cocq*. Dat. xx. ffeb. m&. 

19 fS^k lesi 2 Cert. tnat the Charls. Charls Saund M r 

hath here dd for his pp Acc. 20 pcs duffells. 

20 C goods cottons. 20 pcs double bayes. 30 pcs frizes. 20 
pcs Sayes. 50 pound felt wooll. 40 serges. 100 norwich 
stuffes. 100. doz mens woollen hose. 100 doz cotton stock- 
ings. 100 doz mens worsted stockings. 50 doz kersey stock- 
ings. 60 doz shooes. 10 doz. bootes. 100 doz hatts. SOOy* 18 
flannell. 20 .C ells canves. 20 C ells hamborough linnen. 10 C 
ells holland, 20 pcs lockrams. 50 pcs fustians. 50 pcs dimit- 
tees. 20 pcs lawnes. 20 pcs Cambricks. 50 Callicoes. 50 doz 
wastcoates. 3 tun cordage. 20 C wh* brass & copper. 20 C 
wh* pewter & tin. 4 tunne brimstone. 1 tunne plaster. 1 
Tunne wine lees. 200 gall strong waters, yron mong* 8 wares 
cost 200 U grocery ware cost 200 U . mercery ware cost 100 U 
haberdash r ware cost 100". uphoulst r ware cost 50". Sadlers 
ware cost 20 11 . Cutlers ware cost 30 U . crooked lane ware cost 
30 U . turners ware cost 50 U . Sale wares suites & stopps cost 50 11 . 
Stationers ware cost 50 U . potts & glasses cost 20 h . 20 chauldron 
coales. Salters ware cost 50". Jux*. Cocq*. Dat. 7 ffeb. 1&A. 

19 (Z\ 16A1 2 Certif. that the Charls. Charls Saund rs M r 
hath here dd for his pp Acc. 50 barr 118 powder. 
1 tun lead & shott. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. xx. ffeb. m&. 

1 q s*\ lesi 2 Cert, that the Charls. Charls Saunders 
M r . hath here dd for his pp Acc. 100 quart- 
ers malt. Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. 17 ffeb ii. 

2 Cert, that the Charls. Charls Saunders M r 
hath here dd for Acc of Robt Neat mere ; 83 
hun dd wh* of yron nett. Juxt Cocq*. Dat. 10 Jan. 



i Q /"*\ lesi 



428 ASPINWALL NOTARIAL RECORDS. 

^ Certif: that the Swallow of Lond. W 



1Q 

Greene M r hath here dd for the Account of 

W m Savage mer. 1 bar 11 , cont. 30 pounds nutmegs & ten 
pound of cloves nett. Jux* Cocq* Dat. xxv. ffeb: 1650. 

IQ s%\ ie;i ^ Cert, that the Swallow of Lon. W m Greene 
M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Peter 
Mackwell mer. 1 fat. 1 pack cont. 6 single bales. 20 doz 
mens wollen hose 12 doz plane whalebone bodies. 12pcsblew 
linnen cont 200 y^ yron wares cost 10 U . Juxt Cocq*. Dat 
xxv. ffeb. 1650. 

1 Q r<n i e 5 1 ^ Cocq*. that the Swallow of Lond: W m Greene 
M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Peter Mark- 
well mer. 4 pcs Kersies cud aliis. iuxta cocq*. Dat. xxv. 
ffeb. l. 

iq f%\ i65i ^ Cert, that the Swallow of Lon. W m Greene 
M r hath here dd for the Acc. of Samuel 
Thornton mer. 1 ball, cont 12 pcs Kersies & 3 pcs broad cloth. 
Juxt. Cocq*. Dat. xx. ffeb. 1650. 

IQ (^ 1651 ^ Cert, that the Swallow of Lon. W m Greene 
master hath here dd for the Acc of Samuel 
Thornton mer. one bagg cont 50 pounds nutmeggs. Juxt. 
Cocq. Dat. xx ffeb: iSAQ.. 

Cert, that the Swallow of Lond. W m Greene 



IQ 

' M r hath here dd for the Ace .' of Samuel 

Thornton mer. 1 bale cont 10. C. ells Russia linnen. 19 doz 
mens woolen stockings. 8 doz plaine bodies. 4 caske 2 boxes 
cont. grocery ware val. 20 11 . 7 s . Jux*. cocq*. Dat xx. ffeb. 
JLJUA. 

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Cert, that the Swallow of Lon/W m Greene 



1 Q r^ 16.5.1 

M r hath here dd for the Acc of W m Berkley 

mer: 2 bales cont. 11 C & 60 ells nett Normandy Canvas. 
Jux*. cocq*. Dat. xx. ffeb. i^--^. 

20 f3^ JL6.5.1 ^ Cert, that the Swal. of Lond. hath here dd 
for the Acc. of Isaac Gardner mer. 2 bales 
cont. 8 C ells normandy canves. 9 bales cont. 19 C. ells 
vittry Canves nett. Jux* coqu*. Dat. 19 ffeb. 1&-A 

20 T3^ 1651 ^ Cert, that the Swal: of Lon. W m Greene M r . 
hath here dd for the Acc. of Charls ffox mer. 
1 bale cont. 70 ells of holland. 3 pcs of lockrams. 360 ells of 
Canves. 50 ells of hamborrow linnen. Juxt. Cocq*. Da.t 
xx. ffeb. 1650. 



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20 f%~\ 16VI ^ Cert, that the Swall. of Lon. W m Greene 
mer hath here dd for Acc. of Joshua Wool- 
nough mer: 1 Hs. 1 pack cont. 9 C. & 30 ells Normandy Can- 
ves. 330 ells Germaine linnen. 15 pcs calicoes. 2 pcs & i 
lockrams. Jux*. Cocq*. Dat: 18 ffeb: i- 6 -- 5 -^-. 

20 f%^ 1651 ^ Cert that the Swall. of Lon. W m Graene 

m r hath here dd for the Acc of Hugh Lau- 

ton mer. one Caratall cont: 6. C. wh*. Currens nett. Jux* 



Cocq*. Dat. 18 ffeb: 

20 C^ i65i ^ Cert, that the Swal. of Lond. W m Greene 
m r hath here dd on his owne Acc. 100 pcs 
kersies. 100 pcs broadcloth. Jux*. Cocq*. Dat. xv. ffebr: 
1650. 

20 f%~\ 165JJ ^ Cert, that the Swal. of Lon. W m Greene 
M r hath here dd on his pp Acc. 20 pcs 
duffles. 20 C goades cottons. 20 pcs bayes. 30 pcs frizes. 20 
pc