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Watertown Records 

COMPRISING 

THE FIRST AND SECOND BOOKS 

OF 

TOWN PROCEEDINGS 

WITH THE 

LANDS GRANTS AND POSSESSIONS 

ALSO 

THE PROPRIETORS' BOOK 

AND 

THE FIRST BOOK AND SUPPLEMENT 

OF 

BIRTHS DEATHS AND MARRIAGES 



PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION 

BY THE 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



WATERTOWN MASS 
PRESS OF FRED G BARKER 

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30807 




INTRODUCTION. 



At a town meeting held on the twenty-third of March, 
1891, it was "Voted to appropriate the sum of $1,000 for the 
publication of the earlier town records, and that the Historical 
Society of Watertown be authorized to take charge of said publi- 
cation, and said sum shall be assessed upon the polls and estates 
of the coming year." Acting under the authority thus given, a 
committee appointed by the Society has prepared this book. In 
so doing, it has been the aim of the Committee to produce a copy, 
verbatim et Uteratini^ of the original records. Nothing has 
been taken for granted. All doubtful passages have been placed 
in brackets, and editorial comments or additions have been 
enclosed in parentheses, with references to authorities where 
necessary. The page-numbers of the original records, displayed 
in bold-faced type, are given for purposes of reference. 

In connection with the work, Mrs. Ruth A. Bradford, a mem- 
ber of the Historical Society, has searched the files of original 
court records now in the custody of the Clerk of Courts for Mid- 
dlesex County, for Watertown items prior to the year 1700; and 
a similar search of the Suffolk County files and the State 
Archives, has been made by Dr. Davenport. It may not be out 
of place to allude, here, to one or two matters of history pertain- 
ing to the town, gleaned in part from these sources. Watertown 
was the fourth town constituted in the Massachusetts Bay Colony 
(State Archives, vol. 113, p. 295). Only one town in the State 
of Massachusetts, however, has at this day, earlier original rec- 
ords of town proceedings than Watertown. The original records 
of Plymouth begin March 31, 1637; those of Salem, Dec. 26, 
1636; Charlestown, Oct. i, 1634; Dorchester, Jan. 16, 1633. 
Of the later towns, the records of Boston begin Sept. i, 1634, 
and those of Roxburv, April 29, 1648. Some of these towns, 
however, have records of land grants or of settlers a month or 
two earlier than those of their general town proceedings. The 
only records we have of the extinguishing of the claims of the 



iv Introduction. 

native Indians to the territory of the town, are found in the 
Records of the General Court. By the Court of March 13, 
i638-'9, "M^ Gibsons was desired to agree w**^ the Indians for 
the lands w'^in the bounds of Watertown, Cambridge & Boston," 
and by the Court of May 13, 1640, "It was ordered that the 
23^ 8^ 6^^ layd out by Capt. Gibons shall bee p'^ him, vid ; 13^ 8^ (A 
by Watertowne, & lo-^ by Cambridge, & also Cambridge is to 
give Squa Sachem a coate every winter while shee liveth." The 
numerous extracts from the State Archives relating to the estab- 
lishment of towns and kindred subjects which are to appear in 
the volume of the Acts and Resolves of the Province of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, will contain considerable matter concerning the 
long-continued controversy over the location of a proposed new 
meeting-house in Watertown : a dispute which brought about 
the formation of the East and West precincts, and finally resulted, 
on Jan. 4, 1738, in setting off the West precinct as a town, under 
the name of Waltham. It should be mentioned that the earlier 
records of Watertown Farms, incorporated as Weston, Jan. i, 
1 71 2, have just been published by that town, edited by Miss Mary 
F. Peirce, a member of the Historical Society of Watertown. 

The General Proceedings of the Town of Watertown, from the 
beginning until the present time, are contained in fourteen vol- 
umes. The Births, Marriages and Deaths, are recorded in seven 
volumes, the first of which has a short supplement. Certified 
copies have been made of the first six volumes of the Proceedings, 
and of the first three volumes of Births, Marriages and Deaths 
and the supplement. All of these originals are in a fair state of 
preservation, except the first volume of the Proceedings. The 
accounts of the Treasurer begin, as a separate record, early in 
1696, and occupy twelve volumes; in one of which are also 
recorded the church affairs of the East Precinct from 1685 to 
1792. The Proprietors' Book of Records ends in 1742. It is 
printed, complete, in this volume. Besides the records already 
mentioned, there are a number of unbound leaves of records run- 
ning from Nov. 2, 1702 to Jan. 13, 1727, which have been 
stitched together and preserved in the back part of the Third 
Book of Town Proceedings; one volume of records of the Fish 
Wardens between 1799 and 1826; and forty-five books of Asses- 
sors' Records, beginning in 1790, previous to which time the lists 



Introduction. v 

were preserved in the files of original papers. These files are 
quite full from 1737, the year in which Waltham was set ofi"; 
and they are believed to be unusually complete for a country 
town. Previous to 1737, they are not so complete; and they 
contain very few papers prior to the year 1700. Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles A. Stearns, members of the Historical Society, are now 
arranging these files in substantially bound volumes. 

The oldest volume of the records contains the First and Second 
Books of Proceedings, and the Lands, Grants and Possessions. 
The book is bound in leather, and bears upon its side the title, 
"First Watertown Records." Upon a fly leaf, some one has 
written that it was " New bound in 1829." There are no title 
pages in the volume. For the first twenty years, only the right 
hand pages were used in entering the records. The first of these 
pages is numbered 2, although the numbering does not appear to 
be contemporaneous with the records. What was written on the 
Tost page I, will probably be always a matter of conjecture, 
though some find reason to believe that it was only a title page. 
The account of the proceedings from Nov. 28, 1643 to Nov. 29, 
1647, is also missing. This is probably due to carelessness in 
the preservation of the book, though there are some indications 
that the records for this period may never have been very com- 
plete. 

The practice of designating the month by number instead of by 
name, which is of frequent occurrence in these records, for exam- 
ple, " 21st (3rd) 1650," renders necessary the reminder that until 
September, 1752, the Julian, or "Old Style" calendar was the 
legal standard. The year began, therefore, on March 25th, 
instead of on January ist, as it does under the Gregorian, or 
"New Style" method; and March was known as the first 
month, April the second month, and so on. A few instances are 
found in which dates falling between January ist and March 25th 
are given in both Old and New Style, as for example, on page 
122 of the Proceedings " (9'*^) March, 74/75." 

As no little interest is attached to the personality of the fore- 
fathers whose doings these records bring within the knowledge 
of a later generation, the Committee has incorporated in this 
book a number of photo-electric reproductions of parts of the 
original records, which serve to illustrate the styles of entry 



vi Iiitrodnctio7i. 

practised by the ten successive town clerks, John Eddie, Simon 
Eire, John Sherman, Ephraim Child, Hugh Mason, John Whit- 
ney, Thomas Hastings, Simon Stone, Jonathan Browne and 
William Bond. Three maps of portions of the town have also 
been added, of the dates of 16S7, 1720 and 1795. The originals 
of these maps are in the State Archives, and are the oldest maps 
ofWatertown now known. The destruction by fire Nov. 10, 
1825, of the map made by Abram Brown in 1640 (Bond's Hist. 
ofWatertown, Sec. 84), of which no copy is known to exist, 
was a loss that will ever be deeply regretted by those who are 
interested in ancient Watertown. 

The preparation of this volume has occupied the spare time of 
the Committee for three years. The indexes were undertaken 
by Miss Crafts, and they w-ere well advanced at the time of her 
sad death. The rest of the work, including the copying of the 
entire records herein printed, has been performed, mainly, by 
^Messrs. Fitz, Davenport and jSIason. It has been a labor of love, 
arduous indeed, yet not without its rewards. In bringing it to a 
close, the hope is expressed that its shortcomings, be they what 
they may, will not materially lessen the worth of such a posses- 
sion as these ancient records of W^atertown in printed form. 

*Ellen M. Crafts, \ 

Bennett F. Davenport, / CoDwiittee 
Charles F. Fitz, V of 

Charles F. AIason, I Publication. 

Edward A. Rand, ) 

* Miss Crafts died March 14, 1893. She was, for twenty-five years, a 
faithful teacher in the public schools of Watertown, most of the time in 
the High School. She was at the time of her death, the Recording 
Secretary of the Historical Society. 



RECORDS 



TOWN PROCEEDINGS 



FIRST AND SECOND 



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[WATERTOWN RECORDS. 

First Book, Town Proceedings.] 

[3] 

Auguft 23, 1634. Agreed by the confent of the Freemen, that 
there fhalbe Cholen three perfons to be [ ] the ordering of 

the civill affaires in the Tovvne One of them to ferve as Towne 
Clark, and fhall keep the Records and Acts of the Towne. The 
three chofen are Williain Jennifon, 
Briam Pembleton, 
John Eddie. 

Agreed that the Charge of the Meeting Houfe fhalbe gathered 
by a Rate iuftly levied vpon every man proportionably vnto his 
E'ftate. 

— emb'' 13. Agreed, by the Confent of the Freemen that Rob- 
ert Seeley and Abram Browne fhall meafure and lay out all the 
Lotts that are granted. 

Agreed that no man fhall fell or cutt down any timber trees 
vpon the Common, without the confent of Robert Seely and 
Abram Browne, and otherwife to pay to the Towne for every 
tree 5^. 

January 3, 1635. Agreed that no man being foreigner 
[ ] coming out of England, or fome other Plantation, fhall 

haue liberty to fett downe amongft vs, vnles he firft have the 
Confent of the Freemen of the Towne. 

[Feb. 21, 1635. Eds.] Agreed by the freemen that whofo- 
ever hath a Lott in a generall Inclofure fhall fence it with the reft 
according to proportion, and if he fliall refufe, the Lott fhall 
returne to the Towne againe. 

Agreed, that there fhalbe foure Rods in breadth on each fide 
of the River, and in length as far as needs fhall require laied to 
the vfe of the ware fo as it may not be preiudiciall to the water 
mill. Alfo One Hundred and fifty Acres of ground granted to 
the ware vpon the other fide of the River to be laied out in a 
convenient place. 

Agreed that there fhalbe laied out to the vfe of the Water Mill 
Twenty Acres of ground neare to the Mill & foure Rod in 
breadth on either fide the v^^ater and in length as farre as need 
fhall require, fo it be not preiudiciall to the ware. 

Agreed, that the towne Clarke fhall have fix pense for every 
Lott of land that he fhall LiroU in the towne Booke and bring 
the Party a note vnder his hand of the fituation of it. 

[3] July 30. Agreed by the Confent of the Freemen that 
two Hundred Acres of vpland nere to the Mill shalbe referved as 
moft convenient to make a Townefhip. 

Augst. 22. Agreed that whofoever being an Inhabitant in the 
Towne fhall receive any perfon, or family vpon their propriety 



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that may prove chargeable to to the Tovvne fhall malntaine the faid 
perfons at their owne charges, or to fave the Towne harmeles. 

Septemb^ 23. Agreed that (whereas there is a dayly abufe in 
felling of Timber vpon the Common) whofoever fhall oftend in 
felling any Trees w'^out leave, fhall pay for every Tree cutt 
downe w*out order, 20^. to the vfe of the Towne. 

— 7. Agreed that all generall Levies henceforward, fhalbe 
raifed vpon what men inioy in Lands, & alfo vpon whatfoever 
men inioy in an Increafing Eftate. 

Agreed that the charges of the new meeting houfe being a Rate 
of Solb. fhalbe levied as other generall Levies are for the Coun- 
try. 

Agreed that there fhalbe fufficient fences kept in winter a 
well as in Summer in all generall inclofures where Englifh graine 
is lowen for the prefervation thereof, & whofoever is faulty after 

3 dayes warning fhall pay 10^. to the vfe of the Towne. 

[4] Novemb"^ 14. Agreed that Daniel Pattrick : Brian Pem- 
bleton : Richard Bernard : Ephraim Child : Abram Browne ; 
Charles Chaddock, & John Reynolds fhall devide to every man 
his Propriety of Meddow, & vpland that is plowable, & the reft to 
lie common. 

Agreed that John Warrin & Abram Browne fhall lay out all 
the Highwaies, & to fee that they be fufficiently repaired. 

— emb'' 30. Agreed by the Confent of the Freemen that thefe 
II freemen fhall order all the Civill Aflaires for the Towne for 
this yeare following, & to divide the Lands. Richard Browne, 
Abram Browne, William Jennifon, Edmund Sherman, Brian 
Pembleton, Ephraim Child, John Lovarin, John Warrin, John 
Batchilor, Charles Chaddock, John Eddie. 

Agreed, by the Confent of the Freemen (in confideration there 
be too many Inhabitants in the Towne & the Towne thereby in 
danger to be ruinated) that no Foreainer comming into the Towne, 
or any Family arifing among our felves fhall have any benefitt 
either of Commonage, or Land vndivided but what they fhall 
purchafe, except that they buy a mans right wholly in the 
Towne. 

— emb"^ 14. Agreed that Abram Browne fhall lay out the Lots 
granted by the Freemen deputed to Order the Towne Affahes, 
& Robert Seely to succeafe to doe any more bufmes for the 
Towne. 

[5] 1636, Octob"- 10. Agreed by the Confent of the Freemen 
thefe 1 1 Freemen fhall difpofe of all the Civill Affaires of the 
Towne for one whole yeare. Thomas Maihew, Robert Feke, 
Edward How, William Jenifon, John Loveran, Simon Eire, 
John Sherman, Brian Pembleton, Simon Stone, John Eddie, 
Abram Browne. 

— 9. Ordered that there fhalbe an Highway left fufficient at 
the hither end of all the great dividents or Lotts. 

Ordered that if any trefpafe be done by great Cattle the fence 
fhalbe viewed, and if the fault be in the fence as two freemen 
fhall iudge then the owner thereof to pay the damage, but other- 



Wateriozvn Records. 3 

wife the owners of the Cattle are to pay as they fhall iiidge it. 
Ordered that if any Oxen or Steers be found from vnder com- 
mand to goe amongft the Cowes from the time that they goe out 
to grafle till the time they are houfed, it fhall be lawful for any 
man to drive them to pound, & the owner for every Oxe or 
Steere fhall pay for every time 5^. to the Towne. 

— 3. Agreed at a generall Towne Meeting that all charges 
arifing either for the Countries fervice or for the Tovs'ne fervice 
shalbe levied both of Freemen & Forrainers. 

Ordered that whofoever Ihall take any wood of the 40 Acres 
of ground granted to the Meeting Houfe w'^^out leave shall pay 
for every Cart load 10^. & for every mans burthen i^. 

— 29. Ordered, that there fhalbe 8 dayes appointed every 
3^eare for the repayring of the Highwaies and every man that is 
Souldier or watchman to come at his appointed time w* a wheel- 
barrow, mattock, fpade or fhovle, & for default hereof to pay for 
every day 5^. to the Towne, & a Cart for every day to pay 19*. 

[0] Decemb''. 30, 1637. Thefe 11 Freemen Chofen to Order 
the civill affaires of y^ Town for this yeare to come. Thomas 
Mayhew, Daniel Pattrick, John Whitney, Edmund James, John 
Firmin, John Stowers, Abram Browne, Edmund Lewis, Edward 
Garfield, Ephraim Child, Simon Eire. 

Ordered y' about every Common field there flialbe a fufficient 
fence made up againft y'^ i of Aprill next by every perfon having 
ground in the faid field proportionably vpon every Acre, & for 
default hereof he fhall pay 4^. for every Rod vnfenced w*in 6 
dales after to y« Towne. 

Ordered, that there flialbe an Highway betweene Ephraim 
Childs & Thomas Rogers ground lying in Dorchefter field lead- 
ing to y^ flats, & all the waft ground except John Bernards two 
Acres to remaine common to y^ vfe of the Towne. 

[7] January 29, 1637. Ordered that if any Goats be found 
abroad w'^out a Keeper after the 10 of March next, it Ihalbe law- 
full for any man to drive them to Found, & for every Goat the 
owner fhall pay to y^ faid party 6"^., & if they do any harme in 
any mans ground he fhall pay to the party damnified as 2 free- 
men fhall iudge. 

February 16, 1637. Ordered by the body of the Freemen of 
Watertowne that the 1 1 men deputed this prefent yeare to order 
y^ Townes civill affaires fliall have power to divide all the Towne 
land vndivided. 

Ordered that there be no Land granted to any perfon butting 
vpon another mans Land before he have notice of it, that he 
fuftaine no damage by it. 

February 26, 1637. Ordered that there fhalbe two Rod of 
hadland lying next to every mans particular meddow round about 
it, where it is not preiudiciall to the highwaies, or former grants. 

March 26, 163S. Ordered, y* all y^ Lotts both of Freemen and 
Forrainers fhalbe meafured & bounded by Abram Browne & they 
to bring in a note of every particular Lott to be inrolled in y' 
Towne booke. 



4 Watertown Records. 

Aprill 9, 163S. Ordered by y« body of y= Freeman y* y^ 11 
Freemen deputed this prefent yeare to order y^ Civill affaires of y^ 
Towne fhail have power to give out y^ land vpon y^ Town plott 
to feverall pfons according to their difcretions. 

Aprill 23, 1638. Ordered that thofe Freemen of the Congre- 
gation fhall build & dwell vpon their Lotts at the Towne plott, 
& not to alienate them by felling or exchanging them to any for- 
rainer, but to Freemen of the Congregation, It being our reall 
intent to fitt down there clofe togither, & therefore thefe Lotts 
were granted to thofe Freemen y' inhabited moft remote from y^ 
meeting-houfe & dw^ell moft fcattered, (for want of a penalty fet 
this Order of no force. )^ 

Ordered that in meafuring out the remote meddows every man 
fhall take his choife according to his Lott. Abram Browne, & 
Thomas Bartlet are to meafure them according to their beft iudg- 
ments, or fome others (if they faile) by y^ Townes appointment. 

[8] May 21, 1638. Ordered y* all the Land not granted 
called Pequuffet Common bounded w''^ the great Dividents on the 
weft, w'*^ Cambridge Line on the North, w'^^y® fmall Lotts on the 
Eaft & South, fhall remaine for a Common for the feed of Cat- 
tle to the vfe of y^ Townefmen forever, & not to be alienated 
w'^^out y^ confent of every Townefman. (This Order repealed at 
a Public Town meeting. )i 

July 17, 163S. Ordered y' all thofe Freemen y' have no Lotts 
at y^ Townefhip fhall have 1 2 Acres Lotts beyond Bever plaine, & 
all other Townefmen fhall have 6 Acre Lotts in y^ faid place. 

Ordered that all the Land lying beyond the Flowland, & the 
Lotts granted in liew of y^ Townefhip, having y^ great Dividents 
on the one fide, Charles River, & Dedham Bounds on the other 
fide & the Farmelands at the further end qf it fhalbe for a Com- 
mon for Cattle to the vfe of the Freemen of the Towne, & their 
heires forever, & not to be alienated w''iout the confent of every 
Freeman, & their heires forever. (This granted iince to the 
Farmes by the Freemen.) ^ 

Octob^ 14, 1638. Ordered y* the Farmes granted fhall begin at 
the neereft meddow to Dedham line beyond the line that runneth 
at the end of ye great Dividents parralell to the line at the end of 
the Towne bounds, & fo to go on fucceffively from Dedham 
bounds in order as they are given out, as they w=^ are deputed to 
lay them out fhall fee good & appoint, the proportion of meddow 
being twenty Acres to one Hundred & Fifty Acres of vpland. 

Ordered y' Daniel Pattrick, Abram Browne, John Stowers, 
Edmund Lewis, & Simon Eire or the maior part of them fliall 
lay out thefe Farmes as they are ordered. 

Ordered y< in laying out the Plowland Abram Browne fhall 
have power to include any Swampe, Rock, or Pond in any par- 
ticular Lott as he fhall think meet not counting it into y^ num- 
ber of Acres. 

[9] Decemb^ 10, 1638. Thefe 11 Freemen chofen to order 
the civill Affaires of y^ Towne for this yeare following, Thomas 

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Watertown Records. 5 

Mayhew, Edward How, William Jennifon, Abram Browne, 
Robert Feke, John Coolige, Thomas Bartlet, Hugh Mafon, 
Richard Browne, Thomas Haftings, Simon Eire. 

Ordered y* the Highway to y^ little Plaine beyond the Mill 
fhalbe laid out as Edward How, William Jennifon, & Richard 
Browne have appointed it. 

Ordered y* the Highway leading to Concord fhalbe 6 rod 
broad. 

Ordered y' whofoever Ihall kill a wolfe in the Towne fhall 
have for y^ fame 5^. 

March 30, 1639. Ordered y' when any Meddowes or vplands 
fhalbe laid out & meafured by the Surveior, y' warning Ihalbe 
given to y^ parties y* have propriety there, & if they faile in com- 
ming at y^ appointed time it fhalbe lawfull for y^ Surveior & two 
of them to lott & lay them out. 

Ordered y* the two Faires at Watertowne y^ one vpon the firft 
Friday of y« 4 moneth, y« other vpon the firft Friday of the 7 
moneth, (fhalbe kept vpon the Trayning Place.) ^ 

Novemb"". 27, 1639. Ordered y* whofoever fhall dead any 
Trees vpon y^ Commons or Highwaies w*^in the bounds of y^ 
Towne, fhall pay for every Tree fo killed 19^. to y« vfe of y« 
Towne. 

Ordered y* if the Land in view for Farmes fhall not suffice to 
accommodate the reft of the Townefmen that are behind that 
then they fhall haue their Farmes out of the Freemens Common 
vpon the fame Condition that the reft haue theirs. 

[10] Novemb^ 27, 1639. Ordered that the Highway 
appointed by the Towne to be laid out by Abram Browne from 
that highway w*^*^ leades from Dorchefter field to the flatts, & fo 
thorough the River fhall remaine to the vfe of the Towne for ever- 
Ordered that the Highway appointed by the Towne & laid out 
by Abram Browne from that highway that leades 
^"s'll^nd^^'fo^r from Robert Jennifons down to the River betwixt the 
^nding goods Lands of John Bernard & Jeremiah Norcroffe with 
a parcell of Land adioyning to the River about 
halfe an Acre needfull for the Landing of Goods shall remaine 
to the vfe of the Towne for ever. 

[11] D. 6, (Al. 10,) 1639. Thefe 12 Freemen chofen for 
this yeare to order all the Civill affaires of y'^ Towne. Thomas 
Mayhew, William Jennifon, Richard Browne, Robert Feke, 
Nicholas Busby, David Fifke, Abram Browne, John Coolige, 
John Warrin, Thomas Haftings, Henry Bright, Simon Eire. 

D. 31, (M. 10.) Ordered y' if any of y«= Freemen be abfent 
from any Publick Towne meeting at the time appointed fufficient 
warning being formerly given, he fhall forfett for every time to 
y^ Towne 2^ 6*^. 

Ordered by y^ Freemen y* the men deputed for to order the 
Civill affaires shall not make any order w*out confent of 7 of 
thofe Freemen chofen. 

D. 28, (M. II.) Ordered y^ if any of y^ Freemen deputed to 
order the Civill affaires of y^ Towne fhall abfent himfelfe from 

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6 Watertozvn Records. 

the place of meeting paft 9 of the Clock in the forenoone, he 
fhall forfett to them for eveiy time 2^ 6^. 

Ordered that when any Rate is to be made there fhalbe 
fufficient Notice given to all the Townes men before to come to 
the place appointed. 

D. 25, (^I. 12.) Ordered y' the T»vIeetinghoufe is appointed 
for a vvatchhoufe to the vfe of the Towne. 

Ordered y* Thomas Filbrick fhall fet vp an houfe at the water- 
fide, provided it be for an houfe to receive ftray goods according 
to y^ order of Court. 

[13] D. 24, (M. I.) 1640. Ordered that there Ihallbe a 
Cartway thorough William Hammonds Lott & Edmond James 
his Meddow & fo thorough the Lotts of John warrin & Ifaac 
Sterne to fetch hay from Rock Meddow, & the remote Med- 
dowes. 

D. 21, (M. 2.) Ordered y* if any Perfon fhall fuffer his Dog 
to come to the Meeting vpon the Lords day he fhall forfett for 
every time i^. 

D. 3, (M. 9.) Ordered that there fhall be sufficient Fences 
kept & maintained all the yeare in all generall inclofures, & who- 
foever is defective (except it be by common confent) having one 
Dayes warning he fhall forfett 10^. Alfo whofoever fhall wil- 
fully breake downe an) fence fhall forfett to him whom the fence 
belongs 20^. 

D. 15, (M. 10.) Ordered that all Hogs fhall be Ringed All 
the yeare long, & if that any Hogs vnringed, & not fufficiently 
yoked fhall doe any Dammage, the Owner fhall pay to the Per- 
fon Damnified 5^., befides the Dammage as two men fhall iudge. 

Ordered y' John Shearman fhall execute the Towne orders, & 
for every Execution he fhall have of y^ Perfon offending 1^. 

Ordered there fhalbe no more Farmes laid out vntill the next 
Towne meeting. 

D. 29, (M. 10.) Ordered that all thofe Inhabitants y* have 
beene by Common Confent or vote taken in amongft vs, or have 
had Dividents granted to them fhalbe accepted for Townefmen, 
& no others. 

Ordered that there fhall be no more Trees granted as yet to 
any vpon the Common. 

Thefe 12 Freemen chofen to order the Towne Affaires for this 
yeare. Edward How, Thomas Maihew, William Jennifon, 
Charles Chaddwick, Thomas Haftings, John Coolige, Hugh 
Mafon, Simon Eire, Abram Browne, Simon Stone, Ephraim 
Child, Henry Bright. 

[13] p. 23, (M. 12.) 1640. Ordered that the hither Plaine 
being fubdivided into feveral Lotts for Plowground fhall be made 
a Common field, & therefore every Perfon that hath a Lott there 
fhall according to his proportion of Acres make a fufhcient fence 
(as is fpecified in a former order) by the 10 of May next, and 
vpon tiiat Condition Abram Browne furveiour for the Towne 
fhall meafure out the Land vnto them, otherwife the Land is to 
returne to the Towne againe according to the former Order made 



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Anno. 1635, Feb. 21. Nevertheles it fhall be lawfull for any 
perfon to fence in particular his owne Lott at his pleafure. 

This order likewife fhall ftand in force for the further Plain, & 
when Abram Browne fhall meafure out the ground vnto them 
they fhall fett to their hands to that purpofe, otherwife the Land 
is to be referred for the Townes vfe. 

D. 23, (M. I.) 1641. Ordered that all the Dry Cattle ihall be 
herded & kept abroad beyond Stony Brooke, & onely Bulls to 
be herded with the Milch Cattle (excepting fuch as are kept in 
inclofures) from the firft of y^ 3 M. to the laft of y^ 7 Moneth, 
vpon forfett of 5^ for every Beaft to y« Towne, & that no Steers 
or Sags of three yeares old fhalbe herded with the Dry Cattle. 

D. 18, (M. 3.) Ordered that Abram Browne fhall haue 4''. 
vpon the Acre for Surveying, Plotting, & Staking the feverall 
Lotts vpon the two Plaines, & the remote Meddowes when he 
hath laid them out. 

D. 15, (M. 4.) Ordered that if any one of the 9 men fhall 
warne in any perfon to the Towne meeting, & that he refufeth 
to come after lawfull warning he fhall forfett to the Towne 5^. 

D. 15, (M. 5.) Ordered y* no Perfon fhall dig a Pitt in the 
highway or Common without leave from the Townefmen, & if 
any fhall offend he fhall forfett to the Towne 10*. And likewife 
if any perfon that formerly hath digged a Pitt & doth not fill it 
vp after warning fhall forfett 10^. 

D. 21, (M. 7.) Ordered that George Munnings is appointed 
to looke to the Meetinghoufe, & to be free from Rates. 

[14] D. 29, (M. 9.) 1641. Thefe 12 Freemen Chofen for 
this yeare to order the Towne affaires Edward How, William 
Jennifon, Richard Browne, Ephraim Child, Thomas Haftings, 
John Coolige, Hugh Mafon, John Shearman, Charles Chadwick, 
Simon Stone, Abram Browne, Simon Eire. 

Ordered that when any Rate is made for y^ Towne or Country 
that it fhalbe fpecified wherefore it is made & what the Sum Is, 
alfo it fhalbe recorded in the Towne booke, & he that is appointed 
to gather it fhall give vp his account to the Towne. 

D. 4, (M. II.) Ordered that Simon Eire fhall write a 
Tranfcript of the Lands in a Booke and give it in to the Court. 

D. I, (M. 12.) Ordered that all the Land not lotted or 
granted out, lying next to the great Pond fhalbe refen-ed as Com- 
mon to the vfe of the Towne for ever. 

D. 10, (M. 3,) 1642, Ordered that an highway being laied 
out from the Pinefw^ampe nigh to William Eatons Lott & lb 
leading thorough the Lotts to William Paines Lott being two 
Rod wide fhalbe for the vfe of the Towne for ever. 

Ordered than an highway being laied out from Juftinians Hol- 
dens Lott to George Parkhurfts houfe fix Rod wide, & from 
thence to Richard Beeres his Lott two Rod wide, fhalbe for the 
vfe of the Towne for ever. 

Ordered y' fix Acres of the Common called Pequuffet fhalbe 
laid out for the prefent necefllty of John Kettle, & that Thomas 
Haftings fhall have ten pounds for the fetting vp an Houfe, & to 



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be paid in by the firft of the 1 1 moneth next, & y» John Kettle 
Ihall dwell in it fo long as the Towne thinke meet. 

D. 7, (M. 4.) Ordered that if any Horfe or Mare fhalbe 
taken in any inclofure the fence being fufficient for great Cattle, 
then the owner fhall pay to the perfon Damnified 2^ 6^. befides 
the dammage as two men fhall iudge. 

D. 5, (M. 5.) Ordered that Hugh Mafon, Thomas Haftings, 
& John Shearman are appointed to fet vp a fufficient fence about 
the Burying Place with a 5-foot pale & 2 railes well nailed by 
the 15 of the 2 moneth, & the Towne to pay them for it. 

Ordered that the Divifions for Farmes being Lotted out by 
Tens fhall begin at Concord line & fo reach to the great 
Dividens, & fo to go on fucceirively to Dedham Line, the former 
Farmes granted & meddowes being excepted. 

[15] D. 6, (M. 5,) 1642. Ordered y' there fhalbe a new 
Invoice taken of Mens Eftates to make the Rates by for this 
yeare. Alfo y' all Lands granted by y« Towne fhalbe rated this 
yeare. 

Ordered y* Land broken vp fhall pay ye Acre, . 
Land inclofed not broken vp ye Acre, 
The further Plaine fhall pay vpon ye Acre, 
The dividents, ye remote meddows & ye 
hither Plaine, . . . . 

The land in lieu of y« Town^ Plott y^ Acre, 
The Farmes fhall pay vpon ye Acre, 
The home meddows fhall pay ye Acre, 

Ordered y* Mares, Steeres, and Cowes are rated at 
Heifers, 2 year old, at 
Calves, I year old, at 
Calves under a year at 
Goats at 
Sheep at 

Hogs a year old at . 
Pigs 3 months old at 
Colts at . 
Lambs at 
Kids at . 

[16] D. 21, (M. 9,) 1642. Thefe 9 Freemen chofen to order 
the Towne affaires for this yeare. Edward How, Thomas May- 
hew, John Shearman, Richard Browne, John Coolige, Ephraim 
Child, Hugh Mafon, David Fifke, Thomas Haftings. 

Ordered y» the Remote Meddowes fhalbe layed out. 

Ordered y' all Cattle fhalbe fized according to their Proportion 
of Land in Common. 

Ordered y» all Meddow, great Dividents, Plowlands, & the 
Land granted in lieu of y^ Town plott fhalbe layed out & bounded 
this yeare following. 

D. 20, (M. 10.) Ordered y' George Munnings & Hugh 
Mafon are appointed by y^ Towne to fearch k feal Leather 
according to the order of Court. 



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thefe Debts following- : 



Tmpmis to Thomas Haftings for charges to ye Poore 

& building y^ houfe for John Kettle 
It. to John Simfon 
It. for fencing ye Burying place 
It. formerly due to ye Officers 
It. for ye Capitall Laws 
It. for ye Court Orders, 3 M 1642 . 
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Ordered y* Thomas Maihew & John Shearman fhall make y^ 
Rate. 

[17] D. 15, (M. 3,) 1643. Ordered that all Lands y' lie in 
Common (the Farmes excepted) fhalbe fized according to mens 
proportion for every ten Acres fhall feed a Cow, Oxe, or horfe, 
& fore every two Acres feed a Goate or Sheepe, & for every 
Calfe, 5 Acres. 

Ordered that there fhalbe chofen foure men to view the fences 
in generall fields, & they are to fel a fine vpon fuch as are defec- 
tive after lawfuU warning. 

D. 30, (M. 3.) Ordered y* Edwad How, Ephraim Child, 
David Fifke, & Thomas Haftings fhall view all y« generall 
fences & to lay fines vpon fuch as are defective, a fence w* 4 
railes, or any fence as good is counted fufficent. 

D. 15, (M. 6.) Ordered y' John Shearman fhall keepe 
•weights & meafures according to the Order of the Court for the 
Townes vfe, & alfo to take vp loft goods. 

D. 9, (M. 8.) Ordered y* there fhalbe a Rate made for y« 
Officers wages this year, & an Invoice taken of mens eftates. 

Ordered y' y« Officers fhall have the fame maintenance they 
had the laft yeare, & men fhall pay their goods according as 2 
men fhall prize them. 

Ordered y' Nicholas Bufby & John Shearman fhall make the 
rate, & y' John Shearman ffiall gather it, & give it into y^ Dea- 
cons, & fhall have 40^. for it. 

[18] D. 28, (M. 9,) 1643. Thefe 9 Freemen Chofen to 
order the Townes Affaires for this yeare : William Jennifon, 
Hugh Mafon, Nicholas Bufby, Michael Bairftow, Simon Eire, 
Thomas Bartlet, Richard Beers, John Shearman, John Bernard. 

Ordered, that the 14'^^. due before for y^ Officers' wages fhalbe 
put in to this Rate for them, & y« the 14"'. due from M^ Edmund 
Browne fhalbe gott in for y« Townes vfe. 

Ordered that Abram Browne ffiall have power to warne in all 
them y' ffiall fell any Trees vpon the Towne land & for his 
paines ffiall have the 4 part of the fines due to the Towne. 



[Second Book, Town Proceedings. 

The paging of this book now bound with the First Book into one vol- 
ume, which was new bound in 1829, is modern, and not always in chrono- 
loo-ical order. The book was probably begun in 1644 when those whose 
names are, in accord with the order of Court of 9 (7) 1639, signed at 
the beginning of the Second Inventory of Grants and Possessions were 
the selectmen. The selectmen of Dec. 16, 1657 were ordered to make an 
inventory of the towns land. The pages of records previous to 8 (9) 1647 
are now missing. Up to 4 (10) 1648 this book is in the handwriting of 
John Sherman who was also chosen clarke of ye Writts 18 (8) 1645. — Eds.] 

[31] at a Generall Tow^ne Meeting the 8 (9) 1647. 

ordered that John Sherman, fhall goe to the Courte to anfwer 
the complaynt of Robert Saltonftall 

To order the prudentiall aflayers of the Towne M"^ Brifco : 
Jofeph Bemis : Willyam Hairiant : John Sherman : John Whetny 
Se : Left Mafon : Roger Porter : weare CholTen 

Whereas diners complayne that theare remote medow is not 
Layd out : and fume that haue it hiyd out, it is very bad : it is 
thearfore ordered by the Town that the feauen men chofen for y* 
affayers of the towne ; (hall take the care to giue Eury man fatif- 
faction, as thay fhall fe the cafe Require 

Y^ ^5 (9) ^^47- -^^ ^ generall Towne Meting — Deacon 
Haftings was chofen a Coiriifrioner to Joyne withe the feauen 
men for makinge the Cuntry Rate 

Left Mafon complayninge that he was burdened with the feruis 
of the Towne : the Towne did Releafe him : and chofe Ifaac 
Steearnes in his fteade : to be one of the feauen men 

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[33] at a Meetinge of the feauen men at M^ Whettnys the 
30<h (9) 1647. 

The lift of all eftates beinge taken in, by the feauen men, and 
the Coiiiiflloner : (before chofen) the towne chofe John Sherman 
to Drawe vp the Rate for y^ counftables, to gather by : and alfo 
to fend a lift to the Treafurer, of the iuft fume of the whole 
eftates of the Towne : 

Whereas, the coirioners in the Feilld (wheare Thomas Tarball 
and m'' Bowman haue Land) complayne that all in the feild doe 
not fence acordinge to proportion it is ordered that all the coiTion- 
ers in the Feild fhall beare fence acordinge to tbear number of 
akers : from Tho Tarballs lott abought by m^ Bowmans : and 
fo to take in the lot that was m^ knoules 

Whereas fume at prefent. Require fatiffadion for the wronge 
thay haue in thaere Remote medow and for a more eaquall pro- 
ceeding thearin ; it is ordered, That a wrighting fhall be fett 



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This order Sett vpoii the meting-houfc-pooft, to giue Warning to 
vpon the poft all that hauc cafe of complaynt (in the forefayd 
ye 22(10)1 47 j^gj^^g^ ^q come to the next meting of the 7 men, 
and make it appeare, that fo all may haue fatilfaction. 

ordered that a wrighting, fhall be fett vppon the meting-houfe- 

pooft to giue notice to any that will by Thomas 

^or'der sett^vp^ Philpots houfc and Land, f thay fhould Repayer to 

on the poft ye John Sheerman, that fo thay that will giue mofte for 

" ' '''' it may haue it, to deffray his charge in PrilTon : The 

Generall Courte haueing ordered, that it fhould be Sould for the 

difcharge thereof 

Whereas theare is a defferance betweene Jofeph Tayntor and 
widow Barnad abought a peice of land, lyinge att the end of 
widow barnads fwampe behynd Jofeph Tayntors houfe (hee pur- 
chafled of ould peirce) : it is determined at prefent : that the Land 
is the Townes. 

[34] The Country Rate contayninge twenty fix pounds 
Eleuen fhillings and too pence Deliuered to the Counftable this 

9 (10) 1647. 

at a Meetinge of the 7 men at Willyam Hamants the 28 of the 
(10) 1647 

John Sheerman complayninge that he is opreffed by bearing 
more than his fhare of fencinge in his houfe lott it is ordered : 
that all the Comoners : in the feild wheare John Sheermans 
houfe lott ly ; fhall be warned to the next metinge of the 7 inen : 
and giue thear reafon why thay fhould not fence acording to pro- 
portion 

ordered that John Sheerman fhall meafuer the aker of medow 
that was giuen Edmund Lewes 

The Towne is indetted to m"^ Browne for his feruis at the 
Generall Court: in 1647 2'^. lo^ paied 

ordeied that Thomas Arnall fhall haue thre trees vpon the 
Coirion Which he accept as Full fatifiacSlion for all the trees haue 
been taken of that part of Land which was added to his diuident : 
when John Shearman layd it out 

The Towne determin that Richard Sawtell fhall not haue his 
Townefhip land at his diuident 

Goodman Straton and John Wincoll are chofen furuayors for 
this yeare cominge 

Ordered that theare fhall bee a Publike Townemetinge warned 
the next Lecture day to bee the 1^ day Folowinge : that all that 
haue right in the remote medow : come in and confider what to 
do in righting the wronge done in the forefayd medow^ to diuers 
perfons : and allfo to conlider what to do in layinge out the Land 
giuen in liew of the Townefhip 

Mr Bifco and Isaac Steearnes weare chosen to confider how the 
bridge ouer the River fhall bee built and to agree with the work- 
man for the doeinge of it according to thear beft difcretion. 

The Towne confented that John Clary fhall haue Tho Philpots 
houfe and lott for eight pounds : and that he fhould haue a deed 
of fale made him of it. 



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[67] John Clary was Chofen to warne al the Comoners : in 
the field wheare John Shermans houfe lott is : to come to the 
next Metinge of the 7 men 

The Town was warned; vpon the fift of the (11) to giue a 
publicke Towne Meetinge ; vpon the (loth) of the forefayd 
month beinge in 1647 to conlider what to doe: to fatisfy thofe 
that complayne of Wronge in the Remote medow ; and the Land 
in Hew of the Townefhipp 

At a Publique Towne Meetinge 10 (11) 1647 

The Towne gaue : to John Witherll : there Right in the 
palilado that inclofed the woulfe pen 

Ordered that the 7 men (hall make a Rate of 20-^ for the 
bridge ouer the Riuer at the Mill ; and for fuch debts as are dew ; 
and to relieue the poore 

Agreed ; that ; for the fatifta(5lion of any that haue had wronge 
in the laying out the remote medow, in not haueinge it layd out 
at all ; or not in the right place ; or that which is not good ; the 
furuayor fhall begin at the firft default ; as aforefayed ; and fo lay 
them out acordinge to the grant ; and if any deflerance arife 
betwene the furuayor and the owners or owner in place or qality ; 
then m'' Bifco Left mafon and Ifaac Steernes fhall Determin the 
cafe. 

agreed that in laying out the Land in Hew of the Townfhip ; 
that thofe lots that are cut of by the great Diuidents ; fhall be layd 
out vppon the fouth fyd of the other lots not cut of 

Whereas complaynt is made that the Land giuen in Hew of the 
Townefhip ; is not a Juft fatilVacStion for the Townefhipp Land ; 
it is agreed that Left Mafon John Coolag Deacon Haftings Mr 
bifco John Sherman John Warrin Mr pendleton ; fhall conlider 
of it [69] agaynft the next publique Townemeetinge and then 
make returne to the Towne what they Judg right and eaqual in 
the cafe 

at a meeting of the 7 men at nT^ Biscos the 25 (11) 1647 

ordered that the towne doth alow the Suruayor 4^^ the aker for 
laying out the remote medow 

ordered that all the Coinoners in the field wheare John Sher- 
mans Land is ; namely Jennings Clofe ; fhall beare thear fence 
according to proportion of akers and m"' Bifco Enfigne Bartlit 
and John Sherman are chofen to meafuer the forefaied field ; and 
lay out to euery man his proportion of fence 

ordered that John Fleming fhall warne al the coiiioners in 
meed field to the next metinge of the 7 men to (hew cafe why 
thay fliould not fence according to proportion 

ordered that m"^ Bifco and John Sherman fhall make a rate 
of 20 pounds 

Whereas Complaynts haue beii made that wronge haue benn 
done to men in Rateinge ; fume throw miftake in the Inuoyce ; 
fume in the draught of the rate ; and may be to all ; when 
accounts are not truly giuen and kept ; for the preuention 
wheareof ; and that all men whome it concearne may haue Juft 
fatifiaction ; and the townes mony layd out to the end the Towne 



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apoynt ; it is ordered the Inuoyce fhall from time to time be 
taken ; in too or tiire fheets of paper fixed together ; and drawen 
into margants or checkerhoels ; and in the margant vpon the Left 
hand to fett downe (in alphabitical order) tlie names of the per- 
Ibns concernd in the rate (in payment) and in the vpermoft mar- 
gant ; the perticulars to be rated ; with thear vallew ; and vnder- 
neth (right agaynft eury mans name) the perticular fume that 
he hatli of eury fpecious ; and agaynft that the total fume of 
euery mans eftate ; and after that the fume of euery mans rate: 
and this Inuoyce fo taken, (70] fhall be kept in fume mans 
houfe chofen for that end, theare to be hanged vp out of the reach 
of children for eury man to repayer to (that will) wheare he may 
fe he hath no wrong ; and fo to continew till a new Inuoyce be 
taken 

Alfo it is further ordered that too men fhall be chofen to take 
accounts of all rates ; made and gathered ; in the towne ; and for 
that end fhall procuer a booke of white paper ; whearein thay 
fhall enter the fume of euery rate made by the towne ; and alfo 
the perticulars how it was difpofed (that fo euery rate may goe 
to that end the towne intended) to which account fo taken thay 
fhall fett the date : and : theare hands ; and alfo take the hands 
of the acconttants 

Which too men fo chofen haue hearby power to call all men 
to account ; to whom the towne haue diliuered any Rate ; or any 
other whoe may any way be pofi^efl'ed of any of the townes 
ftocke and it is alfo ordered that al rates fhall be made with as 
little furplufage as may be : and what is fhal be added to the next 
rate 

M"" Bifcoe and John Sherman are chofen to take the accounts ; 
as aforefayd. 

[71] the 30 of January 1647 at a publike Townemeeting 

Wheareas theai'e was a Coihitty Chofen the: 10: (11) 1647: 
to Confider what to do abought the Land in liew of the Towne- 
Ihip : vpon theare returne ; it is ordered : that all that iKiue not : 
12: acres: it fhall be made 12 in the laying out: and alfo thofe 
that have theare Land in liew of the cut of by the 
ownes ip Great Diuidents ; or by m"^ ouldams Fearme ; fo 

that thay cannot haue it on this fide Stony brooke ; fhall haue 
fatiffaction beyond; by the difcretion of the forefaied Coihitty; 
whoe are hearby chofen to order it : as alfo to order fatiffaction 
for thofe that haue theare plowland cut of by m'' ouldams Farme 

ordered that theare fhall be a neew Inuoice taken to make a 
Rate formerly Granted of 20"^ ; and no Land to be rated but 
M^hat was in the laft Cuntry Rate 

ordered ; that whearas Diuers perfons weare ouer rated in the 
Cuntry rate made in 1647 (^^e begininge of the yeare) it is 
agreed that the Towne is fo much in debt to them and to be payd 
with the firft debts 

Granted to Henry Kemball ; and Richard Cutting ten trees 
apiece for theare trads 

agred by the Towne that the Farme granted to m'' ouldam by 



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the Court : fhall be layd out as is apoynted by m^ Mayhew and 
m' cooke ; who weare chofen by the Courte : 

[73] at the meetinge of the 7 men at Ifa Steernes the 8'*^ of 
february 1647 

agreed that m^ northcrofs thai haue 6 shilHngs for his horfs to 
Ipfvvich when Lefte Mafon went to anfwer Danill Peirce ; and 
Left mafon Ihail haue 8 fhilHngs for his time 

ordered that the highway that lead to Thomas Boydons houfe 
from the corner ; below Mr Eires houfe : the fence vppon the 
weft fide : Tho. boydon fhall beare one halfe and Will Hafriant 
the other halfe 

Memurandum : it is agreed betwene the Comoners in meed 
field that John Lorrance Timothy Makings John Brabrick and 
Thomas Boydon and Sergant Bright ; fliall fence thear vpland 
and medow in the field aforefaied in perticular and the Coirioners 
vppon the weft fide to clofe in theire vpland and medow ; vppon 
the aforefaied Coiiioners ; Prouided that Thomas Boydons medow 
is not intended in the firft perticular : but to be fenced with the 
Coinoners vppon the weft fide : viz : m'' brifco Ifa Steerns John 
Fleming m'' Bowman John Warrin Wilyam Haiiiant m"^ Bufby ; 
which are the weft Coirioners intended : Wilyam Haiiiants vpland 
being not included in this order : 

John knight and Thomas arnall is apoynted to warne al the 
Coiiioners in Bowmans field to the next meeting of the 7 men and 
the forefaied men to warne in all the Comoners in Howes field 
to come to the fame meetinge 

Mr Whetny is chofen to take the Inuoyce for the towne : and 
to haue 10^ for his paines ; and to take Land and cattell as it was 
to the Country rate 

agreed, that in layinge out the wood an timber to men according 
to the grant : that the suruayor fhall begin with the corhon by 
James Cuttlers ; and begin with thofe that are mofte remote and 
fo goe on accordingly 

the towne declare : that in the order that inioyne all the [73] 
Comoners in Jennings clofe to fence according to proportion thay 
doe intend m"^ knoules lot of vpland as part of the faied clofe ; 
and m"^ knoules to fence by proportion with the reft 

At the meetinge of the 7 men the (29) of february 1647 at Jo 
Bemifhes 

ordered that all broken vp Land fhall be rated at 20^ the acre 
prouided that fume that is very bad fiiall goe at 15 
vnbroken Land - - - - at 10 

all medow - - - - - at 20 

John Wincoll complayning that Ben Crifp challeng fume 
medow that was layd out to his Land : purchafed of the towne ; 
it is ordered that Ifa .Steernes Will Hafhant fhall vew it and make 
returne to the towne 

ordered that Mr Bifco and John Sherman fliall marke certayne 
trees in the high-way ; with a ( W) that fliall continew for fiiade : 
and that whoefoever fliall fall any tres fo marked fhall forfit 18^ 
to the towne for euery tree fo falen 



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ordered that all fences fhall be vp by the firft of aprill (next) 
and a fence to bee 4 raylles or that which is equiuelent to 4 
raylles ; and that whoefoeuer fhall not fett vp his fence abought 
a generall field as aforefaied fhall forfitt 6"^ for euery rod : and if 
any man fhall fo negleclrt to fet vp his fenc : that his neighbors are 
forced to do it ; the owner fhall pay for the fence and all dairiage 
(befide the forefaied fine) to him or them that doe : or are damni- 
fied : and for dairiage it is ordered : thet he that is the cafe of the 
damage ; by not fencinge as aforefaid : fhall pay duble daiiiage 

ordered that all fwine fhall be ringed continually the whole 
yeare and that all fwine fhall bee fhutt vp frome the firft of aprill 
to the (16) of aprill and then to be fufficiently yoaked vnder the 
throate : and ringed as aforefaied : and then to goe vpon the corrion 
or highwayes : and whatfoeuer fwine not ordered as aforefaied 
fhall forfitt one fhilling to be paied by the owners to the vfe of the 
towne : and to pay : befide : all dafnage which fhall be duble dairi- 
age : to the party damnified ; in cornefield paftuer gardens or 
medowes : prouided that thofe that keepe thear fwine in thear 
owne inclofer are not intended in this order : but onely thofe that 
goe in highways or coiiion. 

[74] ordered that all the Coilioners in Hows field, round 
abought the highway by the mill and fo to george Woodwards ; 
and on to m''*^ phillips, to take in more of hur lot fo as to leaue 
hur houfe and barne out ; and fo to John vSprings : and to the 
bars that goe to Nat treadways : to leaue the peice of land afore 
his houfe out (from which bars to the brooke John Eddy 
couenant to beare one halfe : and the field the other half) and fo 
to the mill agayne ; all the Land within the forefaid bounds : is 
in one generall field and to fence acordinge to proportion : to 
which all the Coirioners : at the makinge of the order doe fully 
agre and bynd themfelues to doe and performe accordingly 

granted to John knight to ftraight his fence by his houfe and to 
take to his lot the wafte land : prouided he make without the 
fence a fufficient watering for man and beaft. 

[The following appears in the original, erased, — viz., — " At 
a generall Towne meeting the 16 (7) 1648 the towne Granted to 
paftor knowles and paftor Sherman fixty pounds : apiece : a mif- 
take in place. JOHN SHERMAN."] 

John Sherman was Chofen by the feauen men and the Cunfta- 
bles to take care of the fcale accordinge to the order of Courte 

£ s. d. 

[75] The laft Invoice is 5407 04 06 

the Rate for the Bridge and other debts 22 01 04 

att a Meeting of the 7 Men the: 13 of the: 4*: 1648: att. 
Roger Porters : 

ordered that John Coolage fhall haue ; 4 trees (vpon the Land 
was taken from m' Eires) for his fatifia(5tion for attending the 
Court againft m"^ Eires 

ordered that Chriftopher grant fhall be paied his Fiftenne fhil- 
lings (due for mending the windows of the Meeting houfe) out of 
the Rate in the Cunftables hand : 



s. 


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ordered that Ifaac Steearnes ihall veiu ould Gearffeilds Fence 
Timothy Haukings is allowed to mowe the graffe inthemedow 
behynd nV Samuells Fearme ; wheare the faied Haukings medow 
is : till the owners come and what charge he is at for to make a 
hio-h-way they are to allow him by proportion of akers : 
At a Generall Towne meeting the 16 (7) 1648 
The Towne granted to paftor knoules and paftor Sherman : I30 
pounds : for the yeare Folowing : to be eaqually deuided betwene 
them : and the faied sume to be raifed by Rate : made by the 
feuen men : by the inuoyce takeing for the Cuntry leuy vpon 
eftates. 

at a generall Towne-Meetinge the 8 (9) 1648 
agreed that in the gathering of the Towne Rate : Indian Corne 
ihall be paied att 3^ the Bufhell : Ry at 4^ : & peafe att 4^ : wheate 
and barly att 5^ a Bufhell and m'' Pendlton is chofen to priffe 
for the Towne the pay that Robt Saltonftal is to haue 

The Towne Rate giuen to the Cunftables come to : 69 
The Cuntry Rate giuen to the Cunftables come to : 44 

At a Meeting of the Seuen men the 28 (9) 1648 att John Sher- 
mans 

granted to m^ Bifco : 12^: for eight days work he did att the 
Bridge : and to Ifaac Steernes : 4^^ - 6'^- for worke theare 

Att a generall Towne Meetinge the 4th (10) 1648 

agreed that m^^phillips is to bee Freed of all Rates to Towne 
and Miniftry Dueringe the pleafuer of the Towne 

granted to M'' Sherman twenty trees vpon the Meetinghoufe 
Land for fireing for the prefent 

M'' Northcrofs : Deacon Child : Left Mafon : Mich Bairfto : 
John Sherman : John WincooU : John Fleming : weare Chofen 
to order the Towne affaires for the yeare Enfuing 

Samuell Thatcher was acquitted of what was due from him to 
the Towne vpon the account of his Cunftablefhip : and was 
allowed to take the Remainder of widow Browne : being part of 
hur Rate : Soe much as may Ballance his accountt : that he made 
with John Sherman 

agreed that whoefoeuer killeth a fox within the Bounds of the 
Towne fhall haue one fhilling allowed him bv the Towne 

[77] Att a Meeting of the 7 men the 19 "(10) 1648: att Mic 
Bairftos 

granted : due to george Mullings : for the Charge of Thomas 
Fillpott (and is in Full : 03'^- 19^-03'^. Paid. 

ordered that thofe that are unpaied : for theire w^orke att 
Bridge : att Mill : fhall haue theire corne paied att the lame Rate : 
that the Bridge Rate was gathered att 

ordered that M'' Bifco : fhall be allowed ; 6^ per bufhhell (in 
fatisfaction) to make good the peafe he tooke of John Shear- 
man Paid. 

Ordered that M^ Bifco fhall haue pay for tranceportinge the 
corne to george Mullings the laft yeare : which corne was to pay 
for Tho Fillpott : in part ' Paid. 



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At a Meeting att M"^ Northcroffes the i6 day 1 1 month 1648. 

ordered that Deacon Child and Brother Bairfto Ihall goe and 
fpake with M'^ Eire to knowe of him what the reafon is that he 
lay claime to that parcell of medow towards Sudbury : and to 
tell him what the towne intend to doe : vnles he can fhew Reafon 
to the contrary 

ordered that John Firmans heires haue a Juft Rite to a Farme 
as other Townefmen haue 

due to John witherell i-^ 01^ 6^ for one wolfe : & 7 foxes and 
3 days worke 

The Towne granted to Richard Sawtell thofe trees that ly in 
the bottome by Willyam Clarkes ; vpon Condition he make a suf- 
ficient foot Bridge theare 

[78] Att a Meeting att Deacon Childs the : 6 Day of the 12 
month 

granted that M'' Willyam paine fhall haue his 24 acres of 
F[ lowland] vpon the plaine laied out 

ordered that all the CorTioners in pound Feild Ihall be warned 
to [the next] Meeting of the 7 men ; theare to giue reafon why 
thay doe not Fe[nce] theire Feild round: and that by pro- 
portion 

Due to ould knop 4^ for killinge 4 Foxes 

M'' Northcrofs and Mic Bairfto are Chofen to gitt the pound 
repai[red] that fo the Towne may be Free from fine and to warne 
Ser Beer[s to] remoue the fence from before the pond 

Ordered that all Cattell (except Calues of this yeare) fhall not 
goe [vpon] the coiiion or highwaies without a fufficient keeper : 
after the fir[ft of] may next : and that all Dry Cattell fhall be kept 
from the m[ilch]Cowes ad not to goe either with or withoutt a 
keeper on this fide of [the] Brooke : and that all Cattell not 
ordered accordinge to thisor[der] theire owners fhall foifitt to the 
Towne 2^ 6<^ : prouided that [this] order is not intended for 
workinge oxen that are not vny[oked] the fine of 2^ d^ is due 
vpon eury beafte fo taken as aforefaid eury time : goodman Strat- 
ton and Edmund Bloyfs are Chofen [to] informe and executte 
according to this order : and euery man elfe [ ] will : and to 
haue the fine for theire labor 

the order for fwine and fences made lafte yeare is Confirmed for 
this yeare (except the Claufe of fhutting vp swine) and goodman 
ftratton and goodman Bloyfs is to informe and exicute : and to 
haue the fines for their labor — and that whoefoeuer finde any 
Cattell not ordered as aforefaied if thay caiiott proue whoe is the 
owners : then fuch Cattell or fwine fhall be put into the 
pound : 

Due to ould knop : for Mending the ftockes : and the Counfta- 
bles ftaue : for a bellroope : and for mending the Meeting houfe 
dore : and for a locke : for the faied dore : and board and nailes — 

00 - 06^ - 06"^. 

ordered that the Suruayor fhall lay out the Remote medow, 
w[ith] what fpeed may be, according to the order of the whole 
Tow[ne] made the 10 (11) 1647 



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The Rate made for the Towne Charges the 29 day of the 8th 
month in 1649 Amounteth to : 99^- 10= - ot^^ 

The Cuntry Rate made att the Same tune 
Amounteth to 45 - 03 - 01 

The Rate made for the Minftry att the Same 
time Amounteth to 164-19-04 

John Sherman 

[79] At A Generall Towne Meeting, the 17 (7) 1649 

Granted to the Miniftry — i6oJ£ — for this prefent year begin- 
ing the 24'*^ of June laft : to be gathered by Rate : and to be paied 
the one halfe the firft weeke of December next, and the other 
halfe the firft of march Following 

agreed that there fhall be a Rate of 90JC made for to pay Rob- 
ert Saltonftall : and to Build a Schoole-houfe : and to Build a gal- 
lery in the Meetinghoufe and to pay other debts the Towne 
oweth 

Sergant Beeres is Chofen Corniflionour to Joyne with the Seledl 
men abought the Country Rate 

ordered that thear fhall bee a new inuoyce taken for a Rule to 
raife the forefaied Rates by : and Sergant beeres is to take it : 

At A Generall Towne Meeting the 15 (8) 1649 

Ordered that theare Shall be tenn pounds aded to the forefaied 
Rate of 9o£ to by drufries and Coullers for the Military Company 

At a meeting of the 7 men the 2^ (9) 1649 

Thomas WincoU is alowed by the Seledl men to keepe the 
ordinary 

John Sherman is apointed to procuere the Schoole houfe 
Built : and to haue it built 23 foot long : and 14 foot wide and 9 
foot betwene Joynts — alfo to git a penn of one aker of ground : 
fenced in with 4 Railes for the lodging a heard in the woods : 
and to procuer a fmall houfe for lodging the heardsman : and to 
be done in fuch a place as Deacon Child and himfelf lliall thinke 
beft : towards Sudbury Bounds 

[80] At a Meetinge of the Seledl Men at Jo She[rmans] 
the 7d. — 10 mo 1649 

Due to John wetherill for fix Foxes 00-^ - 06^ - oo*^ 

Due to William Eatton for a wolfe 

Due to Mic Bairfto for the Repaireing of the 
pound and for Corne to philpott 01 - 01 - 07 

Due to John Sherman for twenty days worke 
and for takinge the accounts of twelue Rates 

John Sherman hath giuen an account of 

he Receiued but 

the towne is debtor to Ballance the account 

agreed that the Towne Rate in the Cunftables 
hands Shall be gathered in forthwith : 

due to Sergant Beeres for takeing the invoice 
and time in making the Rates 01 - 00 - 00 

agreed that John Sherman Shall wright a letter: intheTownes 
name : vnto Dauid Mechell of Stamfourth to Certify to him : the 
Townes defier of him : to Come and keepe School in the towne 



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At a generall Tovvne-Meetinge the 10 day — 10 month 1649 

Granted to Hugh paffen : and Tho Fillpott an 
hugh Parfens gj^ei- or too of land to Fence and plant ; fo long as 

grant oi land. ^^ ^ . , , ^ 

the Towne pleafe : to be Sett out by Leilt Malbn and 
Enfigne Bartlett : 

Granted to Tho Arnall a Smalle patch of land neere his houfe 
abought six Rod : fo as it preiudice not the high way : to be fett 
out by John Whetny Sei"^ 

Deacon Stone : Deacon Haftings : Deacon Childs : Leift 
Mafon : M'' Bifco : John Sherman : Edward Dix : weare Chofen 
to order the Towne affaires : the yeare enfuinge 

The Towne appointed the feuen men (before chofen) to pro- 
uide (againfte next Springe) a conuenient habitation for a heards- 
man : and a place fenced in to Shutt vp a heard a nights : toward 
Sudbury 

[81] At a Meeting of the 7 men at the ordinary the 29 (11) 
1649 

At a Meeting of the 7 men at Deacon Stones the : (12) (12) 1649 

Due to Goodman mixter for worke att the Bridge att Mill - Six 
Shillings 

Due to Deacon Child for wine to the workmen att the worke 
aforefaied 

Jofeph Bemifb is fined : for felling of twelue trees vpon the 
Comon and highway — thre pounds 

At a Meeting of the Seven men att Deacon Haftings 

The Towne Confirmed the orders : made (for Swine and all 
sortes of Catell) the laft yeare to ftand in force this prefent yeare 

The towne is debtor to John wetherley for Seauen foxes that 
he kiled oo-^ - 07^ - OC^. 

Agreed that theire fhallbe a Generall towne meeting Called : 
to be the next Second day 

[83] Att a publique Town Meetinge the 

Wheareas theire haue bine greateComplantes and much trouble 
in the towne abought the Remote medowes : and noe order as 
yet doth or can reach the ifllie of it : It is thearefore agreed vpon 
by the confent of the whole towne : That all thofe that haue 
Receiued theire Remote medow and are Satiffied ; Shall within one 
weeke repaier to John Shearman and acknowledge that thay are 
Satiffied and alfo if need require (in feafonable time) fhew 
wheare theire medow lieth : prouided that thofe which haue 
more than theire due in quantiti or that haue it very vniuftly in 
Regard of place: fhallbe regulated by the Grant; and thofe that 
come not as aforefaied the Towne Concludeth that thay expect 
theire medow with the reft of theire neighbers : and the Towne 
doth hearby giue Full power to the Seauen men to Confider in 
what way to giue all men SatifTaction : that have right in the faied 
medow : and to accomplifh it with all Speed. 

the Towne Granted a Rate of thirty pounds : to be made by 
the Seuen men ; wheareof twenty pounds is for to purchafT the 
the amunition inioyned by the Court ; and tenn pounds to make 
prouilion for the dry heard toward Sudbury 



ao Waterto-u:n Records. 

Jofeph Bemifh hath Filt\- Shillings of his fine giuen him by 
the Towne : and he is to pay the other tenn Ihillings and to haue 
noe ihare in wood or timber vpon the Comon 

The Towne Granted that the Seauen men fhould lay a portion 
of medow and vpland for the vfe of thofe that keepe the dn»- 
heard prouided the medow exceed not twenty akers and the 
vpland fhall not exceed fort\- akers 

[83] At a Meetinge of the 7 men att deacon Childs : 26 (i) 
1650 

\Vheareas fume men neglecl to pave ther due to the Miniftry 

and Damage thearby Cometh to the Towne It is 

Care uien to ordered that all thofe' that doe not pav their due to the 

ifterv mainufl. miniftTv : at the deacons demand theire names thall 

^*^ be returned to the towne : and the towne to give 

warrent to the Cunftable to deftraine for it and to bringe it in to 
the townes \\e that lb the Miniftrv" may be difcharged and what 
Canot be gained bv difftres John Sherman is to fue for ; it and 
what cannot be gained att all the Towne is to make good to the 
miniftnt' 

the 13. (2) 1650 

The Rate made for the powder Bullets and Match and the pen 
for the dr\- heard : Containe : 28^ - 07* - 10^ 

At a Meeting of the 7 men att Left Mafons the 23 (6) 1650 

The Towne is debtor to John Wetherill for killing fix 
foxes 00-^ - 06= - 00^ 

Ordered that John Sherman fhall lay out to Edmund Bloyfs 
fouer akers of land neere the Meetinge houfe as fhall be moft 
Conuenient : which Land was Granted to the fd Bloyfs the laft 
Generall Townemeetinge 

The Towne agreed that John Rogers fhould haue the fiue 
pound : which is yet in the Countns hand 

due to John Wetherell for goeinge to Roxburv : 2^. 

Sould by the towne at a Generall meetinge (for the payment of 
tenn pounds dew vnto John Shearman from the towne) vnto John 
Larance, John Cooleg, John Witherall, Willi Perr\-, fifteene 
ackers of Comon Land, called kings Comon, and is for the pay- 
ment of the the aboue named ten pounds dew to John Shearman 

[8-t] Att a Meetinge of the 7 men att John Shermans the : 6 
(10) 1650 

The Rate Made for the Miniftrv this veare Amounteth to 
162^ - 18= - 5a 

the Rate for the poore amounteth to 10- - oS^ - 10^ 

The towne agreed That att a publike Towne meetinge Mr 
Bilco Deacon Child Deacon Halting weare Chofen to take 
accounts of Samuell Hofier Charles Chadwick Ifaac Mixter and 
John Sherman of all Rates and goods that have pafled or Com 
into theire hands this yeare 

Att a meeting by the whole Towne the i6th of the (10) 1650 

The acompt of the Conftables & John Shearman was deliuered 
into the veiew of the towne, & examined 

Simont Stone Ephraime Child Thomas haftings Charles Chad- 
wick Samuell Thacher Ifacc Mixter John wittney weare Chofen 



Water to-JLTi Records. 21 

for the ordering of the towne affavres for the yeare following the 
pfent date 

Giuen bv the vote of a generall towne meeting y' M'^ Bn."lko 
fhould haue fower pole of ground on the backlide of his no\v 
dwelling ho%vfe 

Ordered at a publike meeting that the feauen men fhall haue 
power to goe on w*^ a turrett added vnto the fchoolehowfe 

at a generall towne meeting apon the 6th of the nth 
month (50) 

It was voted & agreed apon that M- Rich : XorcrolTe was 
Chofen Schoole m alter, for the teaching of Chilldren to Reed & 
write & foe much of Lattin. acording to an Order of Count, as 
allfo if anv of the sd towne, haue any maidens, y' haue a delire 
to learne to write y' the sd Richard, fhould attend them for the 
Learning ofl' them : as allfo y* he teace fuch as delire to Caft 
acompt, and y' the towne did pmife to allowe the id Rich ; for 
his implovment thirts- pounds for this yeare. 

It was voted that three lliillings a head fhould be allowed For 
the keeping of the dr}- heard the laft yeare : and what is more 
dew vnto the keepers apon that heard fhall be raifed apon all the 
drv Cattle w'^in the towne. as well thole y* weare in thefd heard, 
as others v* either went w'^in the towne w"'\)ut a keeper, or fuch 
as \vent out oil' towne. 

[85] It was voated &: the feauen men requeued that they 
fhould puide an able & fufficient heardfman to vndeitake the 
keeping of the dry- Cattle att the end of o"^ Bounds next Sudbury 
bounds and. to acquaint the towne. how far ye haue gonn in it, 
bv the 25th of march next. 

It was voted, and agreed, that the accompte Giuen in by the 
three men apovnted bv the towne, concerning the Conltables of 
this veare. & v' of two towne rates, the one of ninety nine pound. 
fifteene fhillings. the other of twenty- eight pounds feauen fhillings 
ten pence, the moft of which was p'^ by the s'^ Conftables into the 
hands of John Shearman, who was allfo by order to giue an 
acompt vnto the s'^ three men. who according ATito there Charg, 
did pfent the s<^ acompt vnto the towne, who did allfo allow off 
them, puided y* if there be any miftakes of either p*. y' it be fett 
right, it was allfo voted, v* the s'^ John Shearman fhall haue p<* 
vnto him (in full fatiffaction for all labors exfpences or damages, 
anv waves or bv anv meanes acrewing to him the s"^ John) the 
fome of twellf pounds, and v* in fuch pay as is either in the hands 
of Conftables or others, and to be made vp. in fuch pay as is 
\-fually p'^ to towne Rates 

It was voted & agreed apon bv the ^vhole towne that M- 
knowles & M" Shearman, lliould haue alowed them by the towne 
each of them fower fcore pounds, for this pfent yeare 

[86] Att a meeting of the 7 men at Simon Stones apon the 
7^"^ of the 11^ month 1650 

It is ordered, and agreed, that M' Rich. Xorcrofle doth Indend 
to begin his implovment for the teaching of the young ones of the 
towne, and to attend it, at the meeting howfe the next fecond day, 
and further it is agreed, y* for his pay he is to haue it, at rsvo 



22 Watertozun Records. 

feuerall times, the firft at or apon the 29th of the Sth month -(51) 
and the other pay apon the 12th of the nth month (51) 

att a Gene"^ Towne meeting apo the 12th of the 12th Month 

{so)' 

It is Ordered and agreed vnto by the towne, that there fhould 
a Rate be made for thirty pounds, viz. for the poo re and the Tur- 
rett, & for the payment of John Shearman, and M"' Browne & the 
following of Sudbury bufines ; & that the ten pounds w'^'^ was 
formerly Giuen for the poore, fhould be gathered w'^ this 3,0-^. 

Ordered That Ephraim Child fhould haue the keeping of the 
Townes Booke & fuch Orders of the Court as belong to the 
towne, w'^ all fuch wrightings or bookes, as are for the feaun 
mens vfe, to the ordering of the townes affayres 

Ordered That John Shearman fhould be imployed, abought 
the running of the Lines, of the Bounds of o'' Towne 

Left malan in an ackiion of damag againft John Bufh, as the 
f'^ Left, mafan atachment apon the goods of the f^ John Bufh for 
defedl of lofTe fuftayned in a beal\ to the vallew of fifty fhillings. 

dew to Brother witherall for 3 foxes o-^ - 3^ - o*^ p*^ 

dew to John Page for i foxe o - i - o 

dew to John Spring for 2 foxes o -2-0 

wee find for the plantiffe 5^- dammag & fine fhillings coft 

[87] Att a meeting of the feauen men at Charles Chadwick^ 
the 4'h of the firft (50.) 

The two Conftables Charles Chadwick and Ifaack mixter gaue 
an acompt of the powder rate of the laft yeare and are fully 
difcharged 

The two Conftables Charles Chadwick and Ifack mixter had 
a rate Coiriitted vnto theire hands, of fourty two pounds nine 
fhillings 

The order for Swine and Fences made in 47 fhall ftand in force 
w*^ the exception of Shutting vp Swine to be remitted. 

The order for Cattle made in the yeare 48 doth ftand in force. 

Agreed w'*^ John Biglo y' for ten trees the towne allowed him 
for the fetting vp a fhop for a Smithes forge, y* he fhould either 
goe on w'*^ y* his promife of fetting vp his trade, w'^'^ is the trade 
of a Smith, w'^in one twellf month (after the date heareof, or elfe to 
pay vnto the towne ten fhillings, for the f<i ten trees he acknowl- 
eged to have oft' the townes. 

It is Agred vnto by the Sele6l men acording to an order of 
Court, y' Ifack mixter is Chofen Sealer for waightes & meafures, 
for this yeare 

Promifed by Jofeph Bemif to pay the ten fhillings (y' he was 
formerly fined by the whole towne) w'^in one month after the 
29 of the next ninth month. 

[88] June the 7"^ at a meeting of the 7 men 1651 

It is ordered y* the highway which was formerly allowed off, 
by the towne, and y' lyes from the highway that leades to Cam- 
brig, and y' goeth to the highway that lyeth next the riuer, neare 
to Simont Stones houfe fhall be continued a Spur way & a cart 
way for the vfe of thofe families, and others apon ocafion and 



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that to be a rod broad From willingtons bars to Simont Stone his 
howfe 

It is ordered, y' whereas fome haue taken in a p' of the townes 
ground, that lyeth by the riuer lide, next m'' mahew his orchard, 
& Jolin Beniamin his howfe, soe long as they continew, the keep- 
ing of the f"^ fence, y^ are to maintayne a conuenient gate for 
paffage to the medowes downe the riuer 

[89] March tl-ie 31.(51) 

Att a meeting of the 7 men at Ephraim Childs, 

Articles of agreement, betwixt Solomon Johnfon, on the one 
p*, & the towne of watertowne on the other p'. vid''. the f'^ Solo- 
mon is to keepe the dry Cattle of the f'' watertowne for this 
yeare, & is to haue for his paynes. twenty five pounds & what is 
wanting to the howfe he is to fitt it vp, as it may be for his owne 
conuenience, the time y*= are to goe to the heard is the 21''^ of this 
next Aprill, and he is to keepe them vntill the 12'^ of October: 
next enfewing, the pay to be the one halfe of englifh Corne, & 
the other halfe in Indian when it is marchantable, and to be 
brought into the hands of fuch as fhall be apoynted by the seauen 
men, the englifh Corne when the Cattle are deliuered home, 
& the Indian at the laft of Noueber. 

June the <f^ (5x) 

At a generall towne meeting, it was agreed y' the seauen men, 
fhould have power to lett the howfe & pen to Solomon Johnfon, 
or any other for the tearme of yeares not exceeding ten yeares, as 
allfo to agree w*^ fuch as fhall farme the f*^ pen & howfe, for the 
keeping of the dry heard of the towne. 

Att a meeting of the seauen men at Samuell Thachers apon 
the firft of Septem : (51) 

It is Ordered, y' acording to the complaynt of thofe two men 
apoynted by the towne, for the feeing vnto the fufficency of fences, 
w^ee haue awarded, Thomas Brigam to pay vnto the f'^ men, y' 
is Garrett Church and John Trayne) the fome of fiue fhillings, 
for that he did not fett vp his p' of fence w'*^ his neighbors, acord- 
ing to order. 

[90] Att a Generall Towne meeting the S'^ of odo 165 1. 

Ordered that M'' Shearman fhall haue all the propriety of wood, 
w'^'^ is apon a certayne peece of Land y' fometimes was recouered 
From M"^ heires, and to be fett out by the Leftenant Mafon 

Ordered y' M"^ knowles should haue twenty pounds for his q*^ 
imployment. 

Ordered y' M"" Shearman fhall haue allowed him for this next 
yeare 100^. 

Att a meeting of the feauen men at liaack mixter 29 0(flo : 
1651. 

Ordered that for the payment of the 100-^ y' is giuen M"" 
Shearman for this yeare, that it fhall be p'* acording to the Invoyce 
taken for the Country rate, & to be Rafled at fower pence far- 
thing apon a pound. 

dew to Bro : Witherall for 7 foxes 7^ " 

dew to Antony Fearfe for 2 foxes o - 2 - 

The Country Rate of this yeare 1651 



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comes to the full Some of 

which was comitted into the hands of 

Ifaack Sternes & Rob« daniell Conftables. 

The Rate w'^h ^ag made for M"" Shearman 
for this yeare (51) did amount vnto 

It is Ordered : the cafe being y» wee can doe noe better for the 
towne & fauing of fines that the amunition of the towne is to be 
layd at Charles Chadwickes, & in the behalfe of the towne we 
doe ingage, that he fhall haue freedome from trayning or elfe if 
that mav not be, he fhall haue allowed him, fowrty fhillings. 

The Conftables of the laft yeare gaue in there acompt of the 
towne rates fome of fowrty two pounds nine shillings, and is in 
thefe pticulars following. 

In primis p*^ to John Shearman 
p'' out to the poore 
p<i out to M^ Browne 
p'^ to Bro. mixtar for cariag of corne 

to John Shearman 
p*^ to Ould knop 
p<^ in other pticulars 

41- 16-10 

[91] Att a meeting of the 7 men att Bro : Stone decern : 
the second (51.) 

Articles of agreement betwixt the towne of Watertowne of the 
one p* and Solomon Johnfon the ellder one the other p' 

It is agreed that the aboue named Solomon fhall haue to Farme 
the Cow pen & howfe, next to Sudbury Bounds, and to have the 
vfe of the fowrty ackres of vpland, & the twenty ackres of med- 
dow belonging thereto and y' for the tearme of feauen yeares^ 
puided that he fhall not waift or expend, either wood or timber, 
more then is necelfary for one familie apon the pmifes burning, 
building, or fencing, and all to tend to the wellbeeing of the 
pmifes, not to fell either wood timber or fencing ftufl. 

he is allfo to leaue the howfe and pen, in as good order, as 
when he entred apon it, & if the f'^. Solomon fhall build any 
howfing, or fet vp more fencing, necefTary for the better accomo- 
dating of the premifes, it fhall be valewed by indiftarent men, 
and allowance made as equitye doth pfent. 

It is allfo agreed, that in confideration of the f*^ Solomon hauing 
to farme the 1^ howfe and pen. he fhall Rece & take in charg to 
keepe all the dry Cattle that fhall be brought to him, and to keepe 
them all the Suiiier; & feafonably to driue them out, and to 
fuch places w'^in the boundes of watertowne, as y^ may haue the 
beft feed nor is he to take the Cattle of other pfons or townes, 
or fufter any heard or heardes to be kept apon the f'^ Bounds of 
watertown, but fhall fpeedily giue notice vnto the f'' towne of 
watertowne ; and the f^ Solomon is to Rece apon euery beaft 
eighteene peance, in fuch pay as the Country prouides, and to 
rece it of the owner of the beaft, & to take his pay, att the deliu- 
ary of the Cattle acording to the ordinary time w<^^ is abought the 



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25 



midft of 06lober, and this to be from yeare to yeare, as allfo to 
take all Cattle y' fhall be brought to him vnder his Charge, aft'ter 
the 24''^ of Aprill euery yeare and if any cattle be loft, & y' it 
apeares to be the negligence of the f^ Solomon, he fhall make it 
good. 

or if there fhall appeare any negle(5l, that the cattle are not 
driuen timely out, or not driuen where theare is feed, when it is 
to be had as allfo water in feafon, the f^ solomon fhall fatiffye 
acording to the apearance of the damage, vnto which condicions 
wee doe mutually bind o''felues & heires, in wittnefs wheareof 
wee fett to o'' hands the lixteenth of December 1651. 

Solomon 
Johnfon. 
[92] Att M'' Brifko his howfe decern, the lo''" 1650 
[From the context, this should probably have been 1651 instead of 1650.] 
The towne apoynted M"" Brilko Thomas bastings & Ephraim 
Child to take an acompt, of John Shearman, & the two Confta- 
bles, of the fame yeare, & Samuell hofier of the yeare before and 
edward dikes the rate of the towne in the 
yeare (49) 99^- 15^ - 

of which was reed by John Shearman 89 - 7 - 6'* 

a rate of the towne in (50) for amunition 
putt into the hands of Ifack mixar and 

Charles Chadwick 28 - 7-10 

Reed by John Shearman of the f*^ Rate 

of the two conftables 23 - 18 - o 

more in the hands of John Shearman of 



a Surplus 01 a coui 


itry rate 




I 


- 12 


- ir 


The fome charged 


apon John SI 
by John Shes 


learman 114 


- 18 


- 


5 


the difburfments 


irman. 








In pri : to Cap< briges 


. 2o£- 00 - 


00 


to the Liftenant 


10 - 


- 





for cariag of the corne i - 18 - 


7 


to Mr Nowell 


I - 


12 - 





Tim hawkins 


1-4- 


9 


to bro. barnes 


- 


5- 





for killing foxes 


0- 9- 





to winckoU & harmton 


- 


6- 


9 


Ch. Sternes for ouer rat. - 4 - 





making of bulletts 


- 


9- 





to Spring 


0- 6- 


lO 


to eaton 


- 


10 - 





ould knop for wages 


3- 6- 





to gale 


- 


5 - 





to michall Bearsto 


I - I - 


7 


to bush 


- 


12 - 





Mr browne as Deputy 


0-18- 


I 


to ould winckoll 


- 


6- 





pd .for phillpot 


- 19 - 


4 


in cotton cloth 


- 


7- 





pd. for phillpott 


I - 17 - 





for cariag of pay for 


- 


6- 





to John Larance 


0- 6- 


9 


the amunition 


to the marshall 


I - I3- 


I 


for phillpott 


- 


2 - 





to witharall 
to anto : Beeres 


3- 12- 
0- 4 - 


6 
6 


for pt weights & 
measures 


- 


5- 





for the schoolehowse 


20 - - 





for cariag corne 


- 


15 - 





Allowed to me by 






dikes rates 


- 


17 - 


2 


the towne : 


4 - 10 - 


3 


losse of corne 


- 


5 - 


9 


to phillpott 


- 10 - 





losse of corne 


I - 


3 - 


3 


to John whittney 


- 2 - 


9 


fower days worke 


- 


8- 





to taynter & Sternes 


0- 4- 


2 


remayner of acompt 


I - 


10 - 


3 


forphillpots bowse 


3 - 15 - 





for 2 barrells of pow- 


22 - 


3 - 


2 


to ould knop 


3 - 15 - 





der mach & lead 


to randoU 


4- 4- 


8 











26 Watertovjn Records. 

[19] At a Generall Towne Meetting the 20 of Decern : 1651 

Ware Chofen to order the prudentiall aftayers of the Towne 
Hugh Mafon John Sherman Myhell Berftow Richard Beeres 
Henery Brite Thomas Bartlet John BIfco 

It was agreed at the fame meeting That Hugh Mafon fhould 
difpofe of the Townes Ammunition and the Towne doth Alowe 
20^ ayeare for the fafe keepeing of it 

Granted A rate of 40-^ for Towne Charges at the fame meeting 

January 5: 1651. At a Generall Towne meeting the 5 of 
Janeuary 1651 

Granted to John Brabooke 30-^ towards his los by fyer which 
faid 30^ is to be aded to the former rate of 40-^ 70-^ 

Janeu. 12 : 1651 

A Generall Towne meeting 
An agreement Betwene the 
Towne and m'' Richard norcros 
That m"^ Richard Norcros fhall attend the keeping of afcoole 
Within the Bounds of Wattertowne where the Towne fhall 
appoynt, That he fhall vfe his beft Indeauer to inftru6l all fuch 
pfons as fhall be fent vnto him in Inglifh writeing or Latten 
according to the CapaiTity of the pfons and that it is in the 
Li[berty] of any Inhabytant to fend his fonnes or feruant for a 
weeke or two and to take them away agayne at his plefure, and 
therfore the fayd M'' Norcros is to keepe a ftricl accounte of the 
nomber of weekes that euery one Dooth Continew% And that 
euery pfon that learneth Inglifh only fhall pay 3"^ aweeke and 
fuch as write or Lattin fhall pay 4"^ and that M'' Norcros is to giue 
notice to the pertickler parents of theyr Jufc Due accord ing to 
this order and If any pfon fhall negleft to bring vnto his houfe 
his full Due by the 29 of the 8 month in 52 that then he fhall 
bring anote of the names and the fum of theyr debt vnto the 7 
men who are hearby required to take fome fpeedy Courfe to [ ] 
him to his due 

[20] And for the other halfe yeares pay hee is to take the 
fame Courfe and what the ptickelers Doe want of the full fom of 
30 pounds the towne Dooth hearby ingage to make a fupply. 

I'his order Confented vnto By m^ Richard Norcros 

Ordered that John Sherman fhall haue satiffadtion for his 
worke abute the Turret out of this Rate and to Finnifh the fcoole- 
houfe and to take his pay out of the next Rate and If the towne 
Doe not except of his ptickler account when he fhall bring it in 
then the faid John Sherman is to ftand to the apprifall of 2 men 
Indefllerently Chofen — This was Confented to by John 

Sherman 

January 12: 1651 Agreed By the Towne as allfo with the 
Confent of John Sherman viz that the faid John Sherman fhall 
meafure and Deliuer vnto euery man his proportion of Land 
granted by the Towne in that Tract of Land Called great Diui- 
dent And for the Better accomplifhing of the fame, power is 
hearby giuen unto John Sher to Call forth fuch a Company of 
perfons as hee fhall fe meete to attend him for to Carry the Chain 



Waterto-jon Records. 2'J 

and to make fom DureableMonementsboth at the fouer angles and 
pertion Line and in Cafe that any pfon fhall neglect to attend by 
himfelfe or fome fufficent man in his roome That euery pfon fo 
offending fhall forfit 3^ : 4^^ : wherof one third part fhall goe to 
John Sherman and 2 thirds to thofe that Doe orderly attend the 
\vorke prouided that they Doe accomplifh the worke as efleilually 
as if the pfon himfelfe had bin there prefent 

[31] And it is further agreed that If John Sherman fhall 
giue warning to any pfon and fhall fayle himfelfe in not going 
forth with them that then the faid John Sherman fhall forfit to 
euery pfon fo Lofeing his time 2'': 6'^ and it is agreed that John 
Sherman fhall accomplifh the whole worke within ayeare after 
the Date hearof as allfo to giue a note to euery pfon that their 
Land is meafured and Deliuered, Which faid note vnder his hand 
is accompted by the Towne a reall pofefhon of their grant, and 
vpon the receiuing of the faid note euery ptickler pfon is to pay 
vnto the faid John Sherman 3 halfpenc for euery aker of Land fo 
meafured and Deliuered and If any man fhall neglect but one 
weeke that then euery fuch pfon Ihall pay 2^ : for euery aker 
And If John Sherman fhall accept of this order by fetting to his 
hand and after refufe or negledl to accomplifh the faid worke as 
allfo to giue agenerall plot of the whole worke within the time 
fpecified, that then he fhall lofe all his Labor and forfit fiue 
pounds to the Towne. And the Towne Dooth hearby Ingage to 
profecute this order to full efte6t in euery ptickler that fo Juft 
fateffaction may be giuen and receiued of all hands 

John Sherman. 
John Sherman hath another full yeare granted him by the Towne 
to accomplifh this worke 

January 12. 1651. Agreed that John Sherman and Richard 
Beeres fhall fearch out a Conuenient place for the 2 thoufand 
akers of Land granted by the Court and get it layd out and 
Recorded 

James Cuttler and John Bigulah are Chofen Suruayers for the H»qe^|o>j 
hywayes for this yeare 

[The following account between the dashes appears on page 22, but 
crossed through as erased.] , 

[23] January 12 ; 1651. Due to John With- 
erell for killing of 6 foxes ----- o 6^ o 

Due to John Witherell for 

one Fox more - - - -- - - 010 

Due to Samuell Thacher and 

Edman Bloyce for theire feruice 

in the yeare 1650 . 2-^ - - - - - 2 

Due to Richard Bloyce for 2 Dayes 

worke in going to the Dry heard 

Due to Samuell Thatcher for 

m"^ Feakes -------- 

John Sherman is allowed I5'^ 

for his worke about Sudbery bufnes 



28 Waiertotvn Records. 

Due to Myhell Berftow for old acont 

and for ablanket ..---- 33^ 

payd to myhell Berftow 341 

Due to him o 4 5 



The Warant for the Cuntry Rate this yeare 52 is forty fovver 
pounds Nine fhillings eight pence — and for Court orders one 
pound fiue Ihillings fower pence 

The Sum of the Rate is 45 : 13 : 8 

[23] Janewary I3 165 1 Ordered that old father Knop fhall 
be payd out of this pfent rate whatfoeuer he Can make appeere to 
be Due to him and to be Difcharged of his feruice aboute the meet- 
ing houfe and keeping of the pound when his yeare is expired 
which will be vpon the firft of May in =52 = 

Agreed that Edmand Bloyce fhall take the fame imployment 
and haue the fame recompeice 

Agreed that 4 rayles or fom thing equiuolent to 4 rayles Ihall 
be accomted afufficent fence 

The order for Swine mad in 49 and repeted in 50 fhall ftand in 
force 

John Witherell and Thomas Fleg are Chofen to veiw fences 
and to profecute the order about Swine 

Goodman Brigham is Caft by the 7 men the fum of lo^ : to 
Garrat Church and John Trayne the Townes ofteceres for y not 
regulateing his hogs according to the Towne orders 
[34] January 19, 1651 

Due to M'' Richard Norcros for his yeares ;^ s d 

Teruice laft paft 1 2 00 o 

Due to Samuell Thatcher for M"^ feaks from the 
17 of odlober 1650 to the 19 of Janueary in 51 at 
3® : 6 aweeke 1 1-^ 17 : 6 
receiued 3-^:2:4 Due 08 05 2 

Deu to Myhell Berftow of old Dept 2 : 15^ : 6<^ 
and for ablanket for Brabook 13^ 03 08 6 

Deu to John Sherman for the Turret. 2 pounds 
for Trying Deadham line 12^ for Laying out the 
fwamp 2^ : 6 laid out to Cefter grant for glas for 
the meeting houfe 15* — totall 03 09 6 

Due to Sargant Beeres for taking the invoyce 
and 4 Dayes worke i 00 o 

Due to Sam Thatcher and Edmand Bloyce for 
feruice about hosfs 

Due to Johen Witherell for 14 foxes 

Due to Richard Bloyce for to Dayes going to 
the Dry heard 

Due to Richard Wayte for hooping the powder 
Due to old knop 

Due to John Flemon of old Dept i pound and 
for 13 yards and a q'r of Canuas for John Brabook 
22<1 the yard 1:4:4 totall 244 



2 


00 








H 








04 

OI 


6 


7 


15 






Watertoivn Records. 



29 



*Febuary 3. 1651 

Due to Cefter Grant for the meetinghouf 
i^ : 10^ and fine fhillings for Cafting of Bullets 
Due to M"^ Browne Deputie 
Due to Haffall for killing of awolfe 
*Novem 12, 1653 Due to John witherell for 4 
foxes 



[35] 



d M"" Norcros 
d Samuell Thacher 
d Mihell Berftow 
d John Sherman 
d Richard Beers 
d Edman Bloyc 
d John witherell 
d Richard wait 
d old knop 
d John Flemen 
Cefter Grant 
M"^ Browne 
John Brabooke 
paid Willyam Bond 
Robert Daniell Rate 
Sterns Rate 



To the vfe of the Towne 
To Brabook 



12, 

7 

3 

3 

o 

o 

o 

o 

6 ; 

2 ; 

o 

I 

00 
I 
I 



68 
42 
26 



19 

4 

H 
16 

6 

7 
I 

13 
6 

16 
I 
I 

9 
o 

15 



1 1 

10 

I 



10 
I 
6 
o 
o 

7 
6 

o 

o 

o 

o 

9 
10 

3 
o 



10 
I 

9 



Debter 



Debter 



Debter 



I 15 





2 03 





I 





4 





Remayner 










5 


4 


4 


5 


+ + 4 + 


10 


4 





14 





10 


5 














I 


8 


19 





I : 2 





3 18 


3 


Cunftables 


I : 8 


2 



(i% II 10 



John Shermans accent 
aboute the fcoolehoufe 
for felling hewing 
Frameing making the Turet 
Clabording and (hingling 
laying of the flowers making 
of the Dores the mantell — 
tree alader raifing of 
the howfe Judged to 
be worth by willyam 

Berfham 14^: 15s: o 

laid out by the faid 
John Sherman about 
the fame houfe 
for fitting apit and fawing 
of timber 2 

for nailes 1 

for Carting 3 

for bords 3 

for Clabords 2 

for hooks & henges o 

for his time i 



Due to John Sherman 
for worke about the 

meeting houfe 

for Diging apit 050 

for Carting 1:40 

felling & Crofcuting 050 

for fawing 200 

for board i 9 3 

for hewing 100 



John Sherman 
"Debter to the towne 
vpon an olde account 
vpon another account 
paid by Samuell Hofier 
paid by the Towne 



14 o o 

* [These both marginal notes, and interlined. — Eds.] 



633 



o 
o 
o 

22 



10 

10 

o 
o 



23 3 



The Towne Deb 

for to ballance 

the account ii.£ 14 7 



20 Watertown Records. 

[27] At a Meeting of the Selecl 

Men 19 Janeuary 1651, 

Agreed that this plent Rate fhall be Deliuered to the Con- 
ftables and gathered and an account giuen by the 24 of febu- 
ary next 

Agreed that Hugh Mafon fhall make alTignementt to the Cunfta- 
bles and take their accounts 

Agreed that there fhall be 27 pound Deliuered into John Bifko 
his houfe and that Enfigne Bartlet and John Bifko fliall take 
Care that it be laide out for the beft aduantage of John Brabooke. 

The fum of this Rate is 70^ : 7^ : 8^ 
Febuary 3 1651. 

Garat Church and John Traine being appoynted by the towne 
to veiwe Comen fences and Complayning and prooueing that 
they Did fet vp 42 rods offence in the feild Called profpect feyld 
the towne vpon the hearing of the Cafe Doe Judg that that fhall 
be payd as foloweth viz 6^ to John Trayne and 14^ to Garrat 
Church and to be payd by the feild and the fencing thuf to 
remayne Garret Churche 

At a Meeting of the Seled men at myhell Berftows fe 24, 1651 

Ordered that Sergent Beeres Shall veiw the feuerall pertickerlers 
of old Knop? work doone at the meeting houfe and to make a 
returne to the towne 

Ordered that Jofeph Taynter fhall be warned vnto the next 
meeting of the Sele6l men to anfwer for taking in of apeece of 
the Townes land 

[28] At a Generall Meeting the 15 of March 1651 

Agreed that the Seledl men fhall Coniider what is meete to be 
doone about repayring and Inlarging of the Meeteing howfe and 
to take order for the effe(fting therof 

Agreed that the 7 '"nen fhall agree with Criftofer Grant and are 
allowed to make fale of that paffell of Land that Lyeth betwene 
his owne land and Cambridg line for to make fatiffaction 

The Select men haue agreed with Chriftofer Grant that his fute 
againft the towne now Depend in Cambridg Court fhall linke, 
and he is allowed thirty fhillings towards his Charges. 

Sould vnto Criftefer Grant all that paflell of Towne Land that 
lyeth Betwene the land that Criftefer Grant bought of John 
white and Cambridg Line for 20^ the aker 
06lober 19, 1-6-52 

Richard parks Debter to the mineftry forty fhillings to be paid 
at the next Spring and he is Difcarged vntill this pfent Day 

At a Generall Towne meeting 06lober 24 (1652) 

Agreed by the Inhabytance that pafter Sherman fhall haue 
allowed him for this yeares feruice one hundred and twenty 
pounds to be lieauied by Rate 

Granted 70-^ for towne Charges 

Ordered that for time to Com the Cunftables fhall pay ther 
pportion to all Rates & haue 20^ apeece for their feruice in gath- 
ering of Rates and Fines 

[26] Nouem 12 1652 at John Shermans. 



Water 1 01V n Records. 31 

Agreed that Hugh Mafon and Henry Brite fhall make the paf- 
tors and Towne rate 

Agreed that Mihell Berftow and hugh mafon Ihall fpeake with 
Thomas vnderwood aboute the wattercourfe which formerly did 
run through his ground 

Agreed that Mihell Berftow and hugh mafon fhall view the 
foote path through Goodman Daniell ground and fpeake with him 
aboute his vnfufficent ftiles 

[29] At aMeeteing of the Seled men at Sargeng Beeres the 
10 Decem 1652 

Agreed by the towne, with the Confent of John Sherman that 
Willyam Barfham fhall prife all the Carpenters worke aboute the 
fcoolehoufe and the Towne Ihall make payment akcording to his 
award. 

Memorandum There is 22^ towards it payd alredy 

Agreed that John Bifco fhall procure apayre of Ihoofe for 
thomas philpot and take pay in his owne hands 
Decen 22 1653 
A Generall Meeting 

Areed that their fhall be added apeny vpon apound to the 70-^ 
rate 

Ordered that all pfons indebted to the Pafter fhall bring in their 
Juft Due for the whole yeare on the firft Monday in January and 
the Deacons are to attend at the pafters houfe the fame Day to 
receiue and difcarge and all fuch pfons as Doe not make pay- 
ment vpon the fame Day the Deacons are to returne their names 
to the Cunftables to be forced in by Diftres 

Agreed that John Sherman fhall make aptickeler Conuayance 
to John Coolidg John witherell willyam perry John Larance of 
the Land fould them and acknowlidg it in the Townes behalfe 
that it may be recorded 

[30] Robert Daniell and Ifak Sterns gaue afull account of 
Their Towne Rate and are hereby Difcarged 

(In the rebinding of this volume of original Records in 1829, three 
leaves of records for 1647 were misplaced here between the above and the 
next entry upon [35]. — Eds.) 

[35] December 22 1652 

Chofen to order the aflayres of the Towne for this yeare 
Hugh Mafon John Sherman Willyam Barfham Mihell Berftow 
Deacon Child Sargent Beeres Nathainell Treadeway 

M'' Norcros is to keepe afcoole vpon the fame pay and the fame 
puilidg as he had the laft yeeare 

James Cuttler & John Traine are Chofen Suruayers for high 
wayes for this yeare 

January 18 1652 

Ordered that the Mill fhall be Rated to the Mineftry for this 
yeare at the fum of a hundred and forty pounds eftate 

January 24 1652 at agenerall Towne meeting 

Agreed By M"" NorcrofTe that in poynt of privlidg for the num- 
ber of 7 fcollers he will refer himfelfe to the Towne at the ende 
of the yeare whether he fhall haue it or no 



32 



Watertoivn Records. 



This order is to ftand 
in force for this yeare 
by the adt of the 
whole towne met 
the 22 (ii) 1653 



At the fame Meeting it was agreed that all fences about gen- 
erall inclofures fliould be made fufficent by the firft of aprell and 
If any man ihall low Inglilh graine his owne fence being fufficent 
that then fuch Comoners as haue not fufficently fenced ought to 
fecure his Corne or to make full fatiffaction for all fuch Damages 

Debter. to Cit. Grant for the meeting houfe for this yeare 15^ 

[36] At the fame Generall meeting it was ordered That fouer 
good Rayles well fet to three foot and ahalfe hie or any thing 
anfwerable thereto fhall be accounted afufficent fence and that 
all Creatures that fhall Creepe through or leape ouer fuch afence 
ought to be reftraned or elfe to pay Duble Damage 

Ordered that all Damage Doone by Cattel in the night fhall be 
made good by the ownor of the Cattell let the fence be what it 
will bee. 

For the preuention of Damag by Swine it is ordered that 
all hogs fhall be ringed Continually all the yeare and yoaked 
from the firft of Aprell to the eand of Indian 
harueft with afufficent yoake vnder the throate 
vpon the penalty of 13'^ for euery hog that 
ffiall be found vpon Coihan or high way not fo 
regulated 

Richard Wayte and Willyam Shattake are Chofen to profecute 
the orders about hogs and fences 

Ordered that Jofeph Bemes fhall haue Liberty to take in alittell 
ftipe of land lying againft his meddow neere Ifak mixers for to 
make his fence ftraite paying to the Town what it is worth 

At a meeting of the Select men 18 06I 1653 

Ordered that Leiftenant Beeres ffiall in the Townes Behalfe 
pfecute John Toll of Sudbury before the Coilaiiioners of water- 
towne for felling of two treefe vpon the Townes Land 

Agreed that ther ffiall be a Towne meeting the next Second 
Day and that there ffiall be a notice fet vp at the meeting houfe 
that fuch as are Creditors to the Towne ffiall make the Debt 
apeere by that Day 

Granted that paftor Sherman fhall 
haue one hundred and twenty pounds 
allowed him for this jeares seruice. 

Granted a Rate of Sixty pounds for 
to Difcharg Towne Debts and to pro- 
cure acow for Richard Beech 5^ and 
5^ for to make a Comfortable houfe 
for Hugh paffam and ^£ for Thomas 
philpot which last 5^ is to be put into 
the hands of John witherell to suply 
his neffelitj. 

Ordered that Leiftenant Beeres Mr 
Browne and hugh mafon fhall be 
joyned with the 3 Deakons as a Com- 
mitty to regulate the feates in the 
meeting houfe. 

Granted vnto Dainell Hudfon 2 
akers of land vpon Kings Comon one 
this Condition that hee fhall make 
bricks for the Townes vfe and If he 



[37] At a 


Genera 


11 Tc 


wne 


meeting the 22 


ofoa 


ober 




1653- 








Debts ape 


^ing 










I 


s 


Mr Norcros 




13 


: 


San Thach 




8 


. 


Mi Berftow 




5 


4 • 


Court orderes 




I 


S 


Sar Brite 







17 


W Bond 







I 


Da Fifk 







I 


W Barfham 







I 


Jo witherell 









Jo Borden 







9 
10 


Ed Bloyce 




2 . 


C Chadwick 




2 . 


10 


Ku Mafon 







6 


Good Jones 







4 


Jo Clary 







I 



Leift 


o 


I 





Miller 


o 


I 


6 


Jo Spring 


o 


6 


8 


John Bigulah 


o 


II . 





\Viil Barfham 


o 


2 : 


6 


Leitt Beers 


o 


3- 





Jams Cutler 


o: 


H 


2 


Mr Ticknor 


3: 


- 





Ch Chadwick 





3 • 


I 


Sam hofier 





3- 


I 


Stratton 





3 


I 



Watertown Records. 33 



Doe Depart out of the Towne that 
then the Land is to returne to the 
Town paying him for his improoue- 
ments hee hath made vpon it. 

Mr Jeremiah norcros and Thomas 
Vnderwood are Chofen Cunftables for 
this jeare Fynis 

Simon Stone and Charles Chadwick 
had 30 foot fquare of Land granted 
them vpon the meeting houfe comon 
for to [fet] vp aftable. 



[38] At aMeeteing of the Sele6l men 
the S (9) 1653 



Agreed that there fhall be forty fhiling put into the hands of 
Mihell Berftow for to pcure Clothing for Tho. philpot 

Agreed that Ephraham Child and Willyam Barfham fhall haue 
power to agree with M"^ Norcros or fom other for acow for the 
vfe of Richard Beech 

The Treafuers Warrant for the Cuntry Rate this yeare 1653 ^^ 
91 pounds 5:6: and 8 pound and 6:8: miftaken — 99^ : i 2 : 2 

The Rate made and deliuered into the hands of John Coolidg 
Cunftable is 99^^ : 12 : 6 

At a meeting of the Debtor to Myhell Bcrftow 1 2^ for Clothying for 
beiea^men 2z\ Thomas philpot tTiorefor a fhirt 8^ 20^ 

Ordered that the Cunftable Thomas vnderwood fhall referue 

in his hand of the Towne Rate 13 bufhells of In- 

^"Jfenfa^'pSfhe dian Comc and 3 boofhells of peaze for Thomas 

great diuidents philpot and Deliucr him euery weeke one peck of 

the 22 I 9 I 1653 r^ 1 .1 1 r 

Lome and euery month one peck of peaze 

Ordered that all Ungle perfons that Hue at their 
geii men paying owuc hauds and hauc not 15-^ vifable eftate fhall 
according to 15 ]-,g rated to mincftrv and Towne Charges at i'^^ 

pound eltate. -' is j 

eftate 

[39] Ordered that all pfons that haue not 15'^ eftate and yet 
haue aduantage by following trads or other Labour and are not 
Difaduantaged by ficknes or otherwife, fhall be rated at 15-^. 

The Mill is to be Rated at ahundred and forty pound Eftate 

The Sum of the pafters Rate I23.^: 6 : 5 Deliuered into the 
hands of Deacon haftings the 26 [ 9 | 1653 

John Coolige and Juftinan Houlding paid in the Cuntry Rate 
and for Court orders loi-^ - i -6'^ and ware aquited by the 
Treafuerer the 28 | 9 | 1653 

John Laranc Debtor 2^ 6*^ for 2 fmall trees 

Samuell Thacher fined 4^ for not attending his Seruice in the 
highwayes 

At aMeeting of the Sele6l men 
the 13 I 10 1 1653 

Samuell Beniamine was pfented before vs for Idelnes By M"" 
Norcros which Did two euidently apeare by his ragged Clothes 
and Diuers Depts apearing but vpon his pmife of amendment hee 
was releafed vnto the next yeare. 



34 



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Robert Harrington warned into the meeting for felling 3 treefe 
vpon Towne Land Debtor to the Towne [5=] 

[40] The Sum of the Towne Rate granted the 22 Decern 
1652 is 97-^ : 3 : Deliuerd into the hands of John Coolidg 

Cunftable 

payd of this Rate as followeth 





£ 






To M' Norcros 


19 


10 


8 


to Myhell Berftow 


17 


iS 


2 


to Jo Sherman 


31 


02 


5 


to VVillyam page 





18 


5 


to Jo witherell 





: 10 


5 


t Abra Willyams 





07 


6 


Hugh Mafon 


3 


10 


9 


Henery Brite 


: 


15 : 





John Bifko 





:o5 





James Cuttler 





08 


6 


Ed Bloyce 
Daniel! Hudfon 


2 : 

I 


03 : 
05 




8 


Ben Crifp 
Will Shattack 


6 



15 
: I 


: 3 
: 


Charls Chadwick 





10 


: 


Robert Daniell 





8 





Sam Thacher 


8 


: 


: 


M"^ Browne 


2 


= 9 


• 


Sam Hoffier 





: 3 


: 


John Brabook 





6 


: 10 


Leift Beeres 


I 


: 6 


= 9 


old perfe ouer rated 





6 





fleming ouer rated 





• 5 


: 2 


John Knap 
fhrinking of Corne 






1 
: 6 


: 3 
: 


Cunftables fees 


2 





: 


to John flemen 





I 


: 3 



[41] 19 I 10 I 1653 Chofen to order the affayers of the 
Towne for this yeare 

Hugh Mafon Charles Chadwick Leift Beeres John Sherman 
Deacon Haftings Sar Bright Enfigne Bartlet 

Ordered that the Deacons fhall haue Liberty to turne fower 
feats in the meeting hufe vpon the Town charg 
janeury 23 1653 it was Ordered that Leift Beeres fhall profecute fute 
towne^'that thr'pfi! ^cfore the 3 men all all fuch pfons as haue not 
■ "■ " fatiffied John Sherman for meafuring their Deui- 

dents and what Charg the faid Leift Beeres is at 
the Towne is to make it good 
Ordered that all fcolers that their parents Hue out of towne 
fhall pay for their scooling twenty fiue fhillings for ayeare 

Samuell Thatcher and Jofeph Taynter are Chofen Suruayers 
for this yeare 



towne that the pfe- 
cution of any pfon 
in John Shermans 
caf fhall be before 
the 7 men 



Watertown Records. 35 

[43] January 22, 1653. 

The Towne and M^ Richard norcrofT are agreed that the faid 
M"^ Richard fhall haue 30-^ for keeping afcoole this yeare Enfuing 
and for any privlidg which of ftrangers he dooth refer himfelfe 
vnto the Towne when his yeare is out 

Whereas by order of the General! Court made the Laft Sefllon 
in 1653 the Sele6t men in euery Towne are required to make fom 
wholfom Orders for the repayring of all fences both general] 
and ptickler that fo all differences and inconuenieices arifeing 
through infoficent fences may be puented — And finding that the 
Cheife Caufes that hinder the vphoulding and repayring of fences 
arifeth from theefe pticklers following — firft that in fom feilds 
where the Coriioners for feuerall yeares haue planted and fecuered 
their Corne pafter and meddow by agenerall fence and Confe- 
quently by an implifTit a(ft haue made and vpheld agenerall feild 
yet fom of fuch Coirioners (ther being no written Couenant) take 
Liberty when they pleafe to let fall pt or all of their fence when 
the reft of the Comoners are planting or fowing by meanes wherof 
fom feilds are Layd vpon to the Coiiion and great Contention 
arifeth and Damag accreweth to the reft of the Commoners and 
Los to the publick — 

2ly that in fuch feilds as are willing to fecur each other by 
leaveing their proportion of fence according to the quantity of 
their Land yet euery mans quantity and place of fence not being 
knone it fo falleth out in fuch feilds that fom fences are not 
repayred vntill much Damage is Don and the Towne Can find no 
Delinquent to lay the Charg of fuch fenc vpon — and 3ly that 
which hinders the Comoners themfelues that they Cannot reforme 
fuch abufes is that feuerall Comoners in ech feild refufeth to give 
any meeting with the reft of the Comoners 

[43] That the minde of the whole or maior pt Cannot be 
knowne nor any timely Confultation or agreement together 
wherby their Labors may be preferued Inconueniences preuented 
& Law and peace Continued — for preuention wherof : and in 
Difcarge of the truft Comited to vs by the Court 
It is ordered as followeth — 

Firft that all Generall feilds that haue bin inclofed by the 
mutiall a6t of the Comoners of fencing and planting together and 
haue so Continued the Laft yeare or more yers paft, fuch Feilds 
fo Inclofed are accounted by the Towne agenerall feild, and the 
bounds of fuch feilds to be in all plafes as by the forefaid adl of 
the Commoners they ware firft inclofed and fo to Continew vntill 
the like a6t or fomthing equeuolent therto be agreed vpon by the 
Comoners in feafonable time and fully Dclared or that any fuch 
Comoner fhall Difcarge himfelfe by pertickeler fencing according 
to order of Court And that euery fuch Comoner in fuch feilds 
fhall make fuch fence by proportion for all his planting Land 
meddow or pafter Land as fhall hearafter be appoynted Alway 
prouided that If any of the Comoners fhall giue notice to the reft 
of the Comoners 7 months before any sumer grayne be fowen or 
planted that he will not improoue his Land no Longer : that then 



36 Watertovjn Records. 

the Towne will not Charge any Delinquency for not fencing vpon 
any fuch Comoner who fhall fo feace to improoue his land But 
If hee Ihall notwithftanding fuch notice improue his Land he 
fhall be Lyable as before and beare all Charges he hath put the 
feild vnto. 

2ly that in all generall feilds inclofed or Continued by averball 
or written Couenant or inclofed and Continued by an implicet 
Couenant as aforefaid : that the Comoners in all and euery fuch 
feild (hill forth with take Care iff not already Don timly to layout 
too euery of ther Comoners in their refpective feilds the portion 
and place of fencing by the firft of march next enfuing vpon the 
penalty of 20* and 5 add' for euery Dayes negledl after the faid 
firft of March to be Leuied for the vfe of the Towne vpon any of 
the Eftates of the Comoner in any feild that fhall fo negle(5l. 

[44] 3ly that none of the Comoners in any feild be pre- 
uented of ateuding or accomplifhing of that which is required 
from them hearin : by the willfullnes and obftinacy of fuch of the 
Comoners af for their owne ends refufe to attend their meeting 
together it is ordered That If the maior part of the Comoners 
in any feild fhiU agree vpon ameeting for the pportioning or 
ordering of their fencing and fhall giue 24 bowers warning to the 
reft of the Comoners to meete appoynting time and place : Such 
Comoners as fhall negledt fhall pay 10*: 5^ to the Towne and 5* to 
the Comoners as fhall meete and allfo to beare all Damages that 
fhall accrew through their negle(5l 

4ly it is ordered that all fences of Generall or pertickler inclof- 
uers againft Comon or highway fhall be 4 rayles 3 foot and ahalfe 
high at the leaft and of adue fcantling put into the pofts or that 
which is equiualent therto : to be vp by the firft of aprell and fo 
to Continew vntill all fumer graine be fully in vpon 10^ fine vnto 
the vfe of the towne for euery neglect after 2 dales warning and 
10^ per Day for euery Day after and to pay Duble Damag to any 
that fhall fuffer therby : the fine and Damage to be paid by the 
Delinquent if knowne If not knowne then vpon any of the Com- 
oners of fuch feild vntill the Delinquent appeare : but If the feild 
haue not laid out to any of their Comoners fuch Deficent fence 
in the time appoynted that then the feild fhall be accounted the 
Delinquent and fhall pay fine and Dubell Damage 

This order was was read at apublick Towne meeting the 22 
January 1653 and voted to be entred as the ad; of the whole 
Town 

At the fame meeting it was agreed that m'' Richard norcros 
Ihould haue 3 pound as a gratuity, for thole fcollers that Com 
from other townes and the reft to returne to the vfe of the Towne. 
Due to ch. Grant [45] The Towne Rate granted in oaober 1653 

for this years was deliucrcd into the hands of M^ Teremyah 

glas, 153. 4-u o • z' r _ 

norcros the Sum is oi* : 7 : 2 : 
Hi 12 I 1653 
Due to John witherell for 4 foxes o — 4^ — 2. payd. 
At a meting^ of the Milcs eiucs and Richard wayt wanting 6 or 7 
7 at Leift. Beers akcrs of their Diuedent it is ordered that they fhall 

the 14 12 1653. 1 ., J 1111-11 

haue it made vp vpon mackrell hill 



Watertown Records. yj 

paid 17s o Brother mixer hath accounted vith the Towne 

and Remains 18^ Debtor 
payd 13s John Sherman Debtor 13 Debtor 

John Sherman Richard Bloyce Chriftefer Grant and one of 
Deacon ftones Sonnes are Chofen to perambelate this yeare 

Enfigne Bartlet is Chofen to be fealer of the waites and Meaf- 
uers 

Miles lues and John Bigulah are Chofen for to pfecute th 
Townes order about Swine and fences for this yeare 

At ameting of the Select men the 8 | 4 | 1654 Robert Genefon 
and John Knap Complaining that Robert Daniell that hee Did 
not fence his pportion within their feild 

It Did appeere by teftymony of M'' whitny and his owne Con- 
feflion that all his Land was by his owne a6l in agenerall feild 
with them and hee Could not make it appeere that he hath taken 
himfefe orderly out The sentance of the Seledl men isthatwher 
as it Dooth apeere that Robert Daniel hath apaflell of Land 
within their feeld Containing 8 or 10 akers mor or Les, that he 
shal fence for it by equall pportion with the reft of the Comoners 

[46] At agenerall meeting Sep 21 | 1654 

Agreed that pafter Sherman fhall haue ahundred and twenty 
pound for this yeare feruice 

Samiell Thather and Charls Chadwick are Chofen to repayre 
the meeting houfe and the towne will fateffie for it 

The towne haue appoynted the 29 of September for the Com- 
ifTioners to meete to Determine the Difference about the Laying 
out of our Land 

Deacon Child is appoynted by the towne to Joyne with the 6 
fele(5t men to prefent the Cafe in the Townes behalfe before 
the Comifioners 

Vpon afecocond hearing of Goodman Daniell fute the towne 
Dooth not fee any thing to mooue them to alter their minds but 
Doe Judg him adelinquent to the Towne 20^ fine according to the 
Towne order 

Leiftenant Beers hath receiued of Jofeph Tainter 10^ being 
afine for felling Treefe vpon the Towns Land allfo a bufhel of 
wheat towards his pay for perambulation 15* (P^yd 15^ all is 
paid to him) 

[47] At apublick Towne meeting the 14 (S) 1654 

Ordered by the Inhabetance that there fhould be anew meeting 
houfe builded 

Ordered that the place where it fhall ftand fhall be in fom 
Conuenient place betwene Sargant Brits ende fence and John 
Bifko his rayles. 

Ordered that there fhall be rayfed by rate vpon the inhabetance 
one hundred and fifty pounds this yeare for to begin the work 
withall 

Ordered that Cambridg meeting houfe fhall be our pattern in 
all poynts 

Ordered the Selec?!: men fhall haue power to agree with John 
Sherman or any other pfon to pforme the forefaid work 



38 Watertown Records. 

Ordered that the fpeaces In which workmen that Doe vnder- 
take it Ihall be payd in fhall bee one 3^ parte wheate and the reft 
in rye peafe Indecorne and Cattell 

The Seledl men with the help of willyam Barfham haue agreed 
with John Sherman to Build ameeting houfe Like vnto Cambridg 
in all poynts the Cornifh and fane Excepted and to haue it finifhed 
by the Laft of September in 1656 and hee is to receiue of the 
Towne 400 pounds with the Seates of the old meeting houfe 
which fome is to be payd at 3 feueral payments as by artickls of 
Agreement vnder hand and feale Dooth appeare more fully. 

[48] Acounted with Criftepher Grant the 3 of 12 165 1 at 
Sargant Brits houfe and their was then Due to him i pound fif- 
teen fhillings fine the towne is Debtor for Charges about his fute 
at Cambridg i pound ten fliillings fince ther is two yeares fully 
paft wherin the Towne is Debtor to him for the glas in the meet- 
ing houfe I pound ten 

Due in all to febuary (53) 4-^ : 15^ : 

payd by Rate as Dooth apeer vpon the booke 16^ 

and fince by my order out of this rate 09 

Acounted with Samuell Thacher and If hee Doe Inioy 6 akers 
of the fwamp at 6-^ then the Towne and he is Cleere if not I refer 
you to the booke to account with him againe 

the Towne Did agree that John Sherman fhould haue for his 
feruice for going the towne bounds this yeare 1654 13^ vpon the 
booke abated and his towne rate and aboofhell of wheat 

Leaftenant for his paines was to haue 20^ wherof hee hath 
receiued 10* by Jofeph Tainter and 5 fhillings by me 

Sarient Brite was to haue the like fum of 20^ but 
ay o im hath receiued nothing 

I Hugh Mafon receiued of this laft rate as may appeere vpon 
the back fide therof 

Due to me vpon the Town booke 

I built a houfe for the Towne and 
found all matterials from firft to laft 

paid to John Brabook 

to Sarlant Brite 

to Leift Beers aboofliell of wheat 

to John Colidg for Court orders 

Due in my hands vpon this acounte 



■ 9 
6^ 


: 

: 5 


3^ 

ir 


: 6 
: 6 


5' 




14^ 


: 2 


2S 


5 



Erata for John Coolidg read Juft Holding 767 

I hugh Mafon receiued of John waren fenior in peafe and 
wheat 6 pound and 9 pound of pouder 6-^ 8^ the Company 
ordered that Robert Sanders fiiould haue 2 pounds of pouder for 
to make fire works at the generall Training at Cambridg and one 
pound [49] To John Spring vpon a training Day for aprife for 
Laying his Boolet neereft the mark fo that I haue receiued of the 
Townes Eftate for pouder but 6-^ : 12^ which is ready in hand to 
returne to the Towne In the fame kinde in peafe and wheate 







4 iw ^ 






S< 



I. 















d?i 1^; 









4 








-^ 'i^ 



4 ^ I 1 






s4 



Watertoivn Records. 39 

The Towne is Debter to Jeames Cuttler for John John Bra- 
book 6^ : 2^ and then the Towne is Cleere with him 

(24 : 8 : 1654) I hugh Mafon Receiued of John Larance 
Clarke in all 2 : 17 : 6 : I haue with it procured a leading ftafe 
for the Companys vfe 2-^ : and payd to Sarint Brite 2^ 6 towards 
his Loffe when he was Clark of the band alfo I paid to John perfe 
Dromer 3 : 6 — inall 2-^ : 6^ Due in my hands to the Com- 
pany o : II : 6 

John Coolig and Juft Holding gaue in the account of their 
Towne Rate and are Difcarged. 

[50] At a Generall towne meting nouember the 6*'^ 1654 

It was voated that ther fhould be a new voat for the ftanding of 
the new meeting houfe 4 or 5 defenting 

John Liuermor and Jofeph Tainter Chofen Conftables 

Nouember the 13''' 1654 Ordered by the Select men that m"" 
Whetney Charles Chadwick and Thomas Haftings fhall make the 
Rate for the miniftry for this yeer alfo the Rate for the contry and 
the Rate for the new meeting houfe Liuetenant Beers is ioyned in 
making the rat for the new meeting houfe 

The Cuntry Rate was to be 55-^ o^ 5"^ 

Deliuered in to the hand of Thomas Vnderwood a Rate for the 
Cuntry of 58^ 8^ 8^ 

Deliuered in to the hands of the Deakons a Rate for m' Sher- 
man of 120.^ 

At a meting of the Seledl men Nouember 27. 1654 

Mr Brown plaintiue aganft Juftenion Houlden Defendent in 
an a(ftion of the cafe a bought a Lamb. M"' Rich Brown take 
his oath that the Lamb in contoverfy is his Lamb and the mark 
that is vppon it is his mark that he gaue with his own hands 
this Taken vpon oath Before John Sherman 

Coiriiirioner of watertowne : this 29 of the : 9 : 1654 

Deliuered in to the hands of the conftable John Liuermor a 
rat for the new metting houfe of 151-^, — 12^ — 10'^ 

At a generall town metting Defember the 4'^ 54 

voated that they will Chofe the feled: men for the yeer in fueing 

Choffen to order the aflaier of the town for this yeer thefe men 
whofe names are vndder writen 

Deaken Stone m'' whetney Edward Garfild 

Ifaak Mixer Samuell Thatcher 

Nathaniell Treadaway John Winkall 

[51] At agenerall towne meetinge the firft of the (11) month 
Caled Jenery 1654 

Ordred that John Sheman and Deken Child and Deken 
Hafting is Chofen tew Joyn with the Comifoner for the good 
of the towne when that the Comifoner Doe come too regulat the 
Difence betwene the towne 

ordred that ther fhall bee a rate of 70 poudes for towne 
charges 

Granted tow Antony Beares alitell pefe of gnd vpon Kings 
Comon 

Orderd that the 7 men fhall haue pour tow giue George 



40 



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Ademes what the fhall in ther Jugment think meet not exfedin 
6 akers vpon Kinge Comen 

Orderd that the felext men (hall put the cunftabel vpon the 
gathering of the rate for the nue meeting houfe 

Ordered that m' norcrofe fhall kepe fcole the yeer infhuinge 
and is tow haue for his paines 30-^ 

At ametinge of the felext men the 10 of the 11 

A rate of 71^, — 15^ — 05"^ deliuerd in tew the hands of John 
Liuermore and Jofeph Tanter Cunftabeles 

At a meting of the felext men the 29 of the 1 1 

Ordered that John whitney is tew Joyn with John WincoUand 
tew adt in & tew difpofe of parte of the goodes and eftate of the 
widow Brobroke for the painge of feuerall Debtes and for man- 
tinans of hur and hur Children and the are tew let hur houfe 
and land and are tew inquier after hure Detes and to refeue them 
as fhall bee found due tew hur and tew make returne tew the reft 
of the felext men 

It was agreed vpon that John Whitny finer is tew take the 
Acounte of the rate that was Comited in tow the hands of M'' 
Norcrofe and Thomas Vnderwood 

Granted vnto Gorge Ademes fower akers of ground vpon 
Kinges Comen and is tow bee layd out by Enfine Sherman 

Granted at apubike meeting that Deaken Stone and Sameuell 
Thacher fhall laye out for tew by goodman Lefon Clothes for his 
nefety the fome of ether forty or fifty fhillings 

Ordered that John whitney fener fhall take an acount of the 
Cunftabeles Thomas Vnderwood and [ ] yeare 



[52] The fome of the Towne 
Rate in the handesof Thomas Vnder- 
wood which was granted in October 
(53) pavd as Folowes 
Tow Ed Blojc - - 02 - 10 - 00 
Tow John Coolidg - 00 - 14 - 02 
Tow mr Jerimiath Nor- 
crofe - - -05-00-00 
tow mr Richard Nor- 



crofe 
to Samell Thacher 
to Mihell Berstow 
to Charles Chadwicke 
tow Lewes Jones - 
tow Bigelo 
Nathen Fiske 
Willam Bond 
John Clary - 
John witherell 
John Borden - 
tow Leiftenant 
tow Straton - 
tow John Flemen 
tow John Spring - 
tow Willam Barfham 
to James Cutler 
to the Enfine 
to Grant 
tow philpot - 



- 17-00-00 

- 05 - 17 - II 
-05-12-10 
-02-01-03 

- 00-04-04 

- 00-09-01 

- 00-01-00 
-00-01-00 
-00-01-00 
-00-02-00 

- 00-09-00 

- 00 - 03 - 00 

- 00 - 02 - 00 

- 00-03-06 

- 00 - 02 - 08 

- 00 - 03 - 06 

- 00 - 14 - 02 

- 00 - 14 - 09 

- 00 - 09 - 00 

- 00 - oS - 09 



01-01-00 



The Detes For which the towne did 
grant a rate of 70;^ vpon the first of 
the (II) (54) 

To Ed Bloyc - - - 02 - 10 - 00 
to Mr Richard Norcrofe 15-17-06 
For the debutyes chargs 24-00-00 
For keping the ammu- 

ition - - -01-00-00 
To Juft houlden for a "1 

wolfe and a foxes / 
For mr Feekes - - 07 - 16 - 00 
Forphillpot- - -03-00-00 

tow Cooleig for foxfes 00-04-00 
tow wetherell for foxfes 00-04-00 
tow fargent Brite - - 01 - 00 - 00 
to Brother Colige and) 

to Juft. houlden / 

tow John Whitney 
to leftenet Beeres - 
to the Enfine 
tow fpring 
toJohnBufh 
Nathenel tredway - 
Sternes - - - 
For lime 

tow James Cutler 
and tow make proui-") 
fon forthe comfioners J 



02-00-00 



00 
00 
00 



10 
17 



- 00-05-00 

- 00-04-00 

- 00-02-00 
-01-01-00 

- 00-03-00 

- 00-06-02 

12-13-09 



oo 


-08-09 


02 


-00-04 


00 


-03-06 



Watertown Records. 41 

more to Samell Thacher 02 - 05 - 1 1 
more to Mihell Berftow 00 - 11 - 10 
more to Charles Chad- 

oke - - - 
more to mr Norcrofe 
For the foulders - 
For caring of mege Knop 

home - - -00-01-00 
Deken Childes Rat "I o 

set ofe by order | 01 - 04 - 08 

the cunftobell Due - 01 - 10 - 00 
(in) the captine hands - 07 - 09 - 07 
to mr Norcrofe for his 00 - 10 - 00 
payd to John Whitny - 01 - 01 - 00 
Thomas Vnderwood hauing giuen 
in of these perticlers and aconted 
with him the 12 month 54 is dis- 
charged of the towne Rate by mee 
John Whitny Clarke 

[53] At a publike towne meeting the 20 of the 12 mo'^ 1654 

The Inhabitanfe of the towne haue agreed with y^ Enfin John 
Sherman that hee fhall bilde the meeting houfe acording to the 
pattern that hee did prefent to the towne in all poynts 

The Inhabitanfe of the towne haue agreed to leue the plafe of 
fetting the nue meeting houfe tow the determinafon of three of 
our Honered Magftrates and it was Voted and agred vpon that m"^ 
Endicvt Captin Briges and Captin Aderton fhould bee the men 
tow determin the plafe wher it fhall ftand and that no man fhall 
declare y^ cauf or any p« of it to any of them till the time of 
hering which fhall bee then done in writing on bothe fides 

At ametige of the feledl men the 21 of the 12 mo*^ 

Ordered that the higway that runs betwixt Samuell Thachers 
lot and Chriftopher Grants lot Downe to the frefh pond fhall bee 
the Deuiding line betwixt them in the land they bought of the 
towne which lyes betwixt the lower end of their aforefaid lotes & 
Cambridg line 

And to this order the aforefaid Samuell Thacher & Criftopher 
Grant did agree and confent in the prefence of the feledl men and 
further the faid Samuell Thacher did couenant and promife to 
giue Chriftopher Grant lo^ for his confent ther tow 

At ameeting of the feledl men at John Whitney houfe the 27 
of 1 2 1 654 

Ordered that all fwine fhall bee fufficiently ringed all the yeare 
and yoaked from the firft of Aprill to the end of Indian harueft 
with fuflicient yoakes vnder the throat vpon y^ penalty of payinge 
one fhilling for euery defeat the one halfe to the towne & the other 
halfe to him or them that fhall find any fwine not acording to this 
order ether in common or high way and if any fwine not regu- 
lated acording to this order fhall brake Into any garden or cornefeild 
then the owners of the faid fwine fhall fhutt them vp for 14 dayes 
fhutting up ^"<i "'^t fuffer them to come in to comon or high way 
repealed. till the 14 daycs be expired vpon penalty of paying 

12'^ for euery default to the vfe of the aforefaid 

willam page and Anthony white are Chofen to profecute the 
orders concerning fwine and fenfes 



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Oordered that no greate catell except working oxen fhall not 
goee with out a keeper vpon penalty of paying 2 (hillings y«= head 
for eury defoult to the towne 

Willani Shatoke and Robert Harington are Chofen by the 
towne for tew bee fervares for the hie waves for this yeare 

[54] At a meeting of the fele(5l men at Sameell Thachers 
the (13) (i) 1655 

A gred that ther fhall bee atowne meeting vpon the next fix 
day winefenite 

Ordered that If any Cattle of any other towne be Found kept 
vpon our bounds they {hall be Liable to bee Impounded and fhall 
pay 6^ the head for all catle fo taken 

At a meeting of the fele6t men at Leiut Beres on the firft 
Day of odober 1655 ! 

It was was agreed betwixt the feledl men of the one pai'ty & 
Chriftopher Grant of the other ptie that the faid fele6t men in the 
behalfe of the towne fhall giue vnto the faid Chriftopher Grant 
aflureance of fix acres of land formerly fold by the feleft men to 
the faid Chriftopher & fhall pay alfo vnto the faid Chriftopher or 
his afTaynes twentie fhillings in wheate & one & fortie fhillings & 
fix pence more out of the next towne rates : all which payments 
the faid Chriftopher fhall take in full fatifia6lion of all Debts 
dues & Demands whatfoeuer from the towne of watertowne from 
the beginingof the world to thisprefent : in witnefTe whereof both 
parties haue Interchangably fet to their hands the Day & yeare 
aboue written 
Chriftopher x Grant John Whitney 

his marke 

to John Rendall for tew Foxes the towne is indebted 00 — 2 — 00 

\_^^'\ At a publike meting the laft of the eight month 1655 

Ordred that the Fafter fhall haue one Hudered and twenty 
poundes For this yeare to bee payd at the fame prifes as it wafe 
the laft yeare in the feueraell kindes of Corne 

Ordred that ther fhall be a nue Inyofe taken to make all the 
rates by that are tow bee made for the pafter and the meeting 
houfe & the towne detes 

Ordered that John whitney Sener is tow take this Inyofe 

Ordered that Sameuell Thacher fhall haue and in Joye that per- 
fell of Swamp that hee Bought of the towne and it wafe furder 
ordered that Sargent John WincoU fhall make him aded in the 
behafe of the towne and aknoleg it beefore a mageftrat 

Giuen tow Ould Taler foure trees vpon the comen by Sargent 
John wincolls and hee is tow laye them out 

Deliuered in to the Handes of Jofeth Tanter and John Liuer- 
more Cunftabells a a rate For the cuntery and the Colledg the 
fome of e;2'£ — 7 — 10'' 

At ameting of the feledl men the 20 of the 9 month 55 at 
Brother Garfilds houfe — 

The order that wafe made in 53 that all men that haue not 15^ 
eftat fhall paye tow minilters mantinans and all other rates after 
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A rate For the pafter of a 122-^ 16^ 11 deliuerd in tow the 
hands of Deken Stone 

At a meting of the fele(5l men at Brother wincolls houfe the 27 
of the 9 month 55 

ordered that John Trayn is tow paye for his delinqenfy in not 
giueng in of his fhepe the towne doth fine hime foure Shilges 

John Sawen for not giuing in of a cowe is left tow the towne 

At apublike Towne metinge the 10 of the 10 month 1655 

Chofen tow order the towne affares Captin Mafon Sargent 
Wincoll Leften Beres Thomas Vnderwood Deken Stone Deken 
Child Samell Thacher 

voted by the towne that the paftors rate fhould be p"^ as the 
prifes of Corne is rated for the Country rate the former order 
repealed 

voted by the towne that m'' norcrofle Ihall contineu schoole 
mafter for this yeare & to haue thirty pounds for the yeare 

voted y* the debts of the laft 7 rnen are alowed off 

voted y' the 7 men fhall rate by rules in lawe & acording to 
theer Difcretion 

[56] Credits giuen the laft yeare 

In pri : Edward Garfeild - 

John Wincoll . . . 

widow mixter . . . 

m"' whittney - - - . 

Nath Treadaway - - - 
Thomas Vnderwood 

m'' Norcroffe - - - - 
winter ----- 

Edmond Bloyfe - - . 
To John Randoll for foxes 

Charles Chadwick - - - 
m'' Browne for beeing Deputie 
To John Winckoll 

Parks 2 foxes - . . 

Bufh I foxe - - . - 

Fleg I foxe - - - - 
Sttratton i Day worke - 

Bright to widow Brabrooke - 
Thacher for m"^ Feake 

for phillpott - - - - 

For Beech - - - - 

Chriftopher Grant - - - 

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Samuell Thacher o — 7 — 10 

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The rate made for the meeting howfe the 26'^ of Dece : 1655 
was Deliuered to the Conltables & the fum was 152^^ - 16* i| 

Att a meeting of the feauen men at Capt Mafons apon the 14*^^ 
of January 1655 

It is ordered that the order abought hogs that was made the laft 
yeare fhall ftand in force for this yeare 

John Edie, & Nathan : Treadaway, weare nominated to looke 
to the orders of hogs & Fences. 

Att a meeting of the feauen men at John winckolls the 21*^ of 
January 1655 

It was voted that Solomon Johnfon is debtor to the towne. apon 
the default of breach of a towne order, for not yoaking & ringing 
his hogs, the number of his hogs weare twenty fix for w'^'^ acord- 
ing to order he is debtor i-^ — 6 — o 

Ephraim Child debtor for irregular hogs 4* 

m' Norcrofle gaue in his acompts & of his 30-^ 
he hath rec<i i\^ 10^ — ^^ 

remaynes 18 — 9 — 3 



the towne is debtor to ould winter for the 

widow Brabrock & her child - - - - o — 12^ — o 

Larance for i hog diforderly - - - -o — i — o 

Crifpe for i hog - - - - - -o — -i — o 

Garrett Church for 2 hogs o — 2 — o 

John Liuermore 2 hogs diforderly o — 2 — o 

Jofep Bemis i hog diforderly o — i — o 

Robt harington 4 hogs o — 4 — o 

Sam : Thacher 0—3—0 

[58] Robt Harington being conuided at a meeting of the 
feauen men, of much mifcariage, was by them vnanimoully cen- 
fured in a fine of ten fliillings 

Att a publike towne meeting the 23'^ January 1655 

Voated John winckoll fhall be p'^ for his charg layd out for 
widow Brabrooke, 

Voated that there fhall be fifty pounds allowed for a towne rate 
for this pfent 

voated y' the pfent feauen men hath power to fett a W apon 
fuch trees as ftand conuenient in high wayes or comon ground 
if any pfon Ihall fell fuch trees y« Ihall pay to the towne nine- 
teene fliillings 

Att a meeting of the feauen men at Samuell Thachers his 
howfe apon the 12*^ of February 1655 

Georg Parkhuft being warned to the 7 mens meeting & hau- 
ing confeft the felling of fower trees y^ are to be in full of his 
allowance for his Shane 

Samuell Garfeild, being conuented before the 7 men & confefTes 
himfelfe to haue fallen eight trees w*^^ acording to the order y' is 
broken he is debtor to the towne fowerty fliillings 
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Itt is Further ordered that apon euery information to the 
offender, of his not yoaking or ringing, if the pty offending {hall 
not w'^in two dayes, yoake & ring his fwine according to Order, 
euery fuch offence, Ihall be acompted as foe many breaches of 
order being fufficiently proued, & acordingly to be pceeded w*^ 

Samuell Thacher hauing feld a tree apon the Comon is foe far 
fatiffied as one tree of thofe y' is Dew to him 

Will Page was condemnd in the cafe of not attending a meet- 
ing of the coiiioners of pond field acording to an Order made in 
the yea re 1653 

[59] John Liuermore not apearing before the feauen men 
apon warrant is fined fine fhillings 

The fome of the Country Rate 
The fome of the Towne Rate 

Ordered y' Thomas vnderwood & Ephraim Child are in the 
townes behalfe to feace apon all the wood & timber y' is ireglarly 
feld apon high wayes or Comons 

Att a meeting at Bro. Stones Febru : the 26'*^ 
Chriftoper Grant for felling of a tree was fined. 5^ 
M' Samuell Salltinfon hath by felling of a tree rec'^ i tree of 
his proportion of trees. 

Feb 26'h 1655 by the confent Seledl men John Coller hath hired 
the howfe& land w'^ 2 Cowes of the widow brabrook, & is to pay 
for the fame the fome of feauen pounds & in p' of payment to lelt 
her haue for twenty weekes, a pound of butter p weeke & in pt of 
her pay he is to giu? her a fatt hog at the latter p' of the yeare, & 
what fencing or repayre to the howfe is necefl^ary he is to doe it, 
& to fett off' in his rent, allfo fhe is to haue her howferoome, & 
fiering, w'^ the grinding of her corne, the cariage of the i^ come 
he is to be allowed for, the other p* of the pay to be of all fuch 
graine as grow apon the ground, prportionall 

the mark of 

John X Coller 

In anfwer to Thomas Arnoll it is agred to in quire concerning 
the land in diffarence w'^ m''^ philips. 

William Bafllim is Chofen Clark of the markett to Scale 
weightes & meafares. 

It is ordered, apon the complaynt of the maio' p' of the feild 
now called, Jacobs Feild, that Samuell Daniell w"' the reft of the 
owners of the fd Feild, fhall beare an equall pportion of fence 
acording to the quantity or number of ackres y' doe pperly belong 
vnto the fd feild 

[60] March the firft 1655 Abraham Williams, forhimfelfe, 
his mother & Brother & Brothers wife, are to pay to Captaine 
Mafon for the vfe of the Towne the fome of thirteene Shillings 
in marchantable Corne or fhewes, w*^*^ is for theire not regulating 
theire hogs, and not appearing acording to Sutnons, & for the 
abufing of o"^ Townes Officer, who was to fee vnto the order of 
the Towne concerning Swine 



46 Watertown Records. 

March the 24'^ 1655 Att the meeting howfe apon a Trayning 
day the feauen men agreed y* Simont Stone & Samuell Thacher 
Ihould ouer looke the vvorke & acompt of James Cuttler concern- 
ing the widow Braybrooke, & to make a full end of thofe pticu- 
lars in queftion 

June the 7'^ 1656 The agreement made w'^ Willi Page con- 
cerning Mary Dauife her Child. 

It is agreed y' he fhall haue 20-^, to be pd twenty fhillings at 
pfent in wheate, & nine pounds in Englifh graine at Court price 
p<^ at his howfe the firft weeke in decern : next, the other ten 
pounds to be p^ that time come twelfe month in the fame kind, it 
is all fo agreed y' if the wife of the fd willi dye, he may choofe 
either to keep or not to keepe the child, if he turne away the 
Child, he is to allow fuch a pt of the twenty pounds as may be 
thought meete 

in the behalfe of the towne 
Willam page Ephraim Child 

Att a meeting of the feauen men at Ephraim Childs apon the 
fecond of Septe : 1656 

Deliuered to John Studly, in goods apon aprifall w'^'* goods 
weare a pt of mary Dauifes in fome fower pounds, & is in full for 
time paft, for the keeping of the child, & there is out of the fame 
fome iS^ allowed for the cloathing of the child, y^ are allfo 
ingaged to keepe the child, for 5* the weeke, vntill the time the 
woman fhall haue a young one of her owne, & what fhall be dew 
them, when the child goes From them, the towne doth promife 
to make them payment in wheate or peafe or mault 

[61] Noue : 3 (56) Att a publike Towne meeting it was 
ordered & voted y' Paftor Shearman fhould haue allowed for this 
yeare paft at midfumer the fome of one hundred & twenty pounds 
& to be p<^ as the country rate in fpecies & price 120-^ - 00 - 00 

It was voated by the towne, & agreed vnto by Enligne Shear- 
man that the fd Enfigne fhall Rec of the towne, one hundred & 
fifty pounds, by rate this yeare, acording to the quallity of his 
former payments, the w<^^ fome is in confideration of the new- 
meeting howfe w'^allthe Charges y* fro firft to laft doth arife ap6 
the fame, as the raifing & the charges thereof & to the compleat- 
ing of the fame both w'^^in & w''^out, & for a further demonftra- 
tion of there louing agreement the fd Towne haue giuen vnto the 
fd Enfigne the ould meeting howfe puided it be remoued off the 
Ground, & the f*^ Enfigne hath layd downe all demands, for any 
negled, on the townf p' & damages y* might arife apon the fame, 
& doth acquitt & lay downe, all challinges, as allfo the i^ Enfigne 
doth ingage w*^ all fpeed to fitt vp the new meeting howfe for the 
vfe of the f'' towne 

Noue : the i i«h 1656 Att a meeting of the Seledl men at Left : 
Beeres 

It was Ordered y' a towne meeting of the Inhabitants fhould 
be apoynted the next fecond day enfewing notice to be giuen 



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apon the morrow being le(5lure day & the 12'^^ of this pfent 
month. 

It is Ordered y* the Conftables fhould be warned to the next 
towne meeting w'^'^ is apon the next third day, w^h is at Thomas 
Vnderwoods howfe, & there to giue acompt of fuch rates y^ had 
in charg to gather the day being then the iS'^ of this month 

Att a pubHke towne meeting apo the 17'^ of Nouem : 1656 

It was agreed y* a new Invoyce of the Townes eftate fhould be 
taken by Chares Chadwick, & all kind of Creatures aboue a yeare 
ould fhould be rated w'^ all fpeed 

It was agreed y' Capt Mafon Leftt Beeres Enfigne Shearman 
Michaell Bearfto, w'^ the three deacons, fhould haue the order- 
ing of the fitting of pfons in the meeting howfe, Ould Goodman 
HaiTiond & Goodman Stratton are Joyned to the fame bufines & 
the rules are i. office. 2. age. 3. ftate. 4. gifts. 

A rate for Billrica brig, & marie Dauife & the howfe of cor- 
edlion, comitted in to the hands of Sam. holier & John Brifko in 
the yeare (56) in fome 39-^ — 13^ — 4*^ 

[63] Att a meeting of the 7 men noue : 19. (56) 

Thefe are to Shew, that Elizabeth Braibrok widow of Water- 
towne in the County of Middlefex, hath putt her daughter (w'^ 
the approbation of the felect men,) into the hands of Simont 
Tomfon & his wife of Ipfwich in the C' of Eflex rope maker to 
be as an apprentice, vntillfhe come to the age of eighteene yeares, 
in w=h time the fd Sarah is to ferue them in all lawfull comands, 
& the fd Simont is to teach her to reade the Englifh Tongue, & 
to inftrudl her in the knowleg of god & his wayes, & to puide for 
the fd Sarah, holefome meate& drink, w'*^ conuenient cloathing as 
the feafons doe require & he the fd Simont doth ingage himfelfe 
& wife, to giue the f'^ Sarah at the end of her tearme, a good cow, 
& an ewe fheep w*^ conuenient Cloathing, & if the fd Sarah 
dye w'^'in one yeare before her age pfixed, y' then the fd cow & 
Iheep, fhall goe to fome of the children of the f'^ Elizabeth Bra- 
brok. 

This agreement was figned & confirmed by there markes of 
each ptie & wittnefied as appeares in two feuerall wrightings 
by Jofhua Edmonds 
& in pfence of the feauen men 
or the greateft p' of them. 
Ephraim Child in the behalfe of the reft 

Att a meeting of the feledt men att Thomas vnderwoods the 

Agreed w'^ John CoUer for the veare enfewing y' the fame 
condicions w^*^ the laft yeare was vndertaken by the fd John to 
the releefe of the widow Brabrock fhall in all pticulars ftand in 
force, onely he is to be abated 40^ in his fome of 7^ & the widow 
is to haue halfe the fruitt in the orchard 

dece : the 2 (56) Att a meeting of the feauen men att the 
howfe of Left Beeres 

Ordered vt war. The debts & fines arifing apo the feuerall 

ant be giuen fomes & comitted into the hands of the Confta- 



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bles to be gathered & returned into the hands of the 4-^ — 17^ — 9<* 
townf Clarke, is fine pounds feauen fhilHngs nine 
pence, to deduct by miftake ten Ihilhngs 

Dec : 2 (56) The Conftables for the yeare(55) 
gaue in theare acomptofthe Country Rate, & 
brought a difcharg from the Treafurer & there 69-^ — 14= — 8<^ 
remaines in there hands of the rate comitted to 11 — o 

them from the tovvne twelfe IhilHngs 

2ly y^ giue acompt of the meeting howfe rate 
w"^** is as it was giuen into there hands, one hun- 
dred & fifty two pounds fixteene (hillings & three 152 — 16 — i^ 
halfpence & foe difcompted w'*^ Enligne Shear- 
man 

Owing to m"^ Browne for the defeat of fome 
y' was apoynted to pay him who being gon 
the fome of o — 4^ — o 

[63 J Further the P Conftables haue giuen ^ 

there acompt of the towne rate & y^ haue in there 

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hands three pounds y' was for thomas phillpott [ ^ 

& one pound nineteene & eleauen pence J 

out of w'^'^ fome acording to order y^ are to be 
alowed the fome of 2^ — o — o 

Att a publike towne meeting apo the S'*^ of Dece : 1656 

John Witherall creditor for 8 foxes o — 8^ — o 

It was ordered that Left Beeres & Sam : Thacher weare Chofen, 
to Treate w'"^ Studly abought the Child of mary dauife, & make 
returne of there demands to the towne 

It was voted by the towne y' the felecEl men fhould make fome 
order to the pferuation of the glaiTe windows 

Chofen this 8'*^ of Decem : to order the towne affaires Capt 
Mafon : Ephraim Child. Enfigne Shearman Left Beeres. Bro 
Bearfto, will. Bond. Jofeph Tain^e-r. 

Granted to John Billco, John ^(Xinery, Sam Stratton Thomas 
Smith : Will Bond, henry Bright a pcell of Land containing 
more or lefle ten ackres, for the vfe & conueniency of fencing, 
puided, the propriety of the fd Land be cleared to the owners. 

Ordered y' warning be giuen to Sam : Beniamin to make his 
apearance before the feauen men at the howfe of Left' Beeres apon 
the 5 day of this weeke ii'^ of this month dece : & there to giue 
acompt of the fpending of his time, Fro the time of mihiltide to 
this day. 

Ordered y* Goodman Taynter doe warne Jonathan phillips, if 
he fee caufe, to come before the 7 men apon the 5''^ day of this 
weeke, being the ii'^ day of this pfent month, and there to giue 
acompt of the fpending of his time 

Ordered y« Jofeph Tainter doe warne Rich. Beech to the next 
meeting of the 7 men, & there to giue acompt of the improue- 
ment of the time of his felfe & family 

Ordered y' John Baall be warned to the next towne meeting to 
make knowne his condicion. 



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[64] Dece : the 9''^ 1656. Reced From the "^ 
Country Treafurer warrant for a rate of fifty fiue > 55-^- 13'-3"^-2' 
pounds, thirteene Shillings three pence halfe peny ) 
Deliuered at the fame time, into the hands of ~^ 
Mr Whittney Conftable a rate figned vnder the I j^ 
hands of the townes clarke fomed vp & amounteth j -^ ^ 
to fifty feauen pounds j 

Dece : the 1 1'*^ meeting of the 7 men. 

Ordered y* Ephraim Child & Willi Bond (hould make the 
meeting howfe rate 

Samuell Beniamin apearing before the 7 men acording to there 
apoyntment he hath giuen foe good acompt of the fpending of his 
time, as y* the feauen men are well fatiffied theare w'*'. 

Jonothan Phillips appearing by the apoyntment of the feauen 
to giue anfwere of his loofle lining, it was Ordered y' fome way 
Ihould be thought ofi' to acquaint M^^ phillips y' except Ihe vnder- 
take for her fon as to haue him vnder gouerment, or otherwife 
to defpofe of him to fome fuch place or way, y' may in able the 
towne to giue anfwere to the law, when it fhall be called for 
Brother Bearfto & Bro. Child, are apoynted to fpeake w'*' Mrs 
phillips, as allfo to fee & to enquire into the eftate of Sifter Baall. 
Rich Beech apearing acording to order : It is further Ordered 
y* there fhall be an acompt taken by Jofeph Tainter euery weeke 
•of the improuing of the time of the family of the fd Beech, & y' 
for the tearme of 3 months & to make a returne thereof to the 
towne. 

John Baall apearing, it is ordered y' Capt Mafan is to Joyne 
wth Brother Baall in putting forth two of his children to Brother 
Pearce, as allfo one other child to fuch as may be thought fitt to 
take the fame. 

Ould knap being in want & complayning to the Seledl men they 
made this propofition, y' if his children will take his eftate into 
theire hands, & puide fuch necefTaries for theire father & mother 
as is conuenient, ye fhall haue the fd eftate for the pformance 
thereof when theire father & mother ceafe to be, but if the fd 
children refufe thus to doe, then the towne will vndertake the 
fame, apon fuch tearmes as the children fhould, & this to be fully 
concluded apon the next fecond day being the 15'^ of decern : (56) 
[65] dece : the 9'^ (56) 

Rec. of Robt Harington 2 fhoates, by the hands 
of the Conftable, as ye wear prifed fowerteen 00 — 14^ — 00 
fhillings 

Thefe wittnes y» Richard Gale, haue couenanted to take, the 
daughter of John Baall, Saraih Baall abought the age of 2 
yeares, in confideration thearof, the f'^ Gale is to haue the child 
for fower yeares, & the f'^ Ball is to find the fd Sarah necefl^ary 
cloathing for 3 yeares of the fd 4, as alllb to pay the fd Gale fix 
pounds at pfent of Currant pay acording to country pay, and at 
2 yeares end the fd Baall is to giue the fd Gale, fix pounds more 
& the laft yeare of the fower the fd Gale, is to prouide for the fd 
Child, conuenient cloathing, It is allfo agreed by theire mutuall 



so 



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confent for fecurity of the other fix pounds, the fd Baall doth 
ingage his home lott, for the payment thearof, & at the time when 
it fhould be p^, for defed thearof, the f"^ land fhall be fould & the 
fix pounds to be p<^ out of the fame, & the remainder returne to 
the f'i John Baall the true meaning is, y* foe much of the land 
apon a dew aprifall fhall be fould as fhall pay the fix pounds. 

dated this 3*^ of January (56) 

Thefe are to teftifye, y* John Baall w^^ the confent of the feledl 
men, hath putt two of his children as apprentices vnto John 
pearce Senio"^ vntill y« come to the age as the law puides, yt is to 
fay, John the fon of John Baall, vntill he come, to the age of 21 
yeares, in w<='^ time the fd John pearce, is to find him fufficiency 
of meate drinke & cloathes, & the aboue named John Baall is to 
obey all thofe lawfull comands giuen by the fd John pearce & his 
wife, at the end of his tearme, John pearce is to giue John Baall, 
a Loome fitted to fall to worke, and double apparrell, w''^ the 
trade of weauing, he is all to inftrud him, & to learne him to 
read the Englifh tongue, & to teach him & inftru(5l him in the 
knowlege of God, & concerning the other child W^^ is a maide 
child of the age of 5 yeares, fhe is to be as an apprentice, vntill 
fhe come to the age of eighteene yeares, except the fd John 
pearce & his wife dep* this world before the timepfixed, that then 
the fd Marie fhall be free, but if they all Hue then the fd Marie 
is to rece of the fd John pearce her granfather or grandmother^ 
a bible & double apparrell, & in the time of her aprentifhipe 
Ihe is to be brought vp to reade the englifh tongue, & inftru6ted 
in the knowleg of God, in wittnes whereof y^ haue fett to there 
hands. 

dated the 3^^ of January (56) 

January the 23''' (56) apublique meeting. 

Widow Mixtar hauing acknowleged to haue taken fine trees 
from off' the land in name of townfhip land fuppofed to be Mr 
Duiriers land. Voated yt John Winter is iuged fineable for the 
felling of I tree 

Voated y' daniell warrin is fineable for i tree 

Voated y* Rob' Harrigton is fineable for 3 trees. 

[66] Att a meeting of the Sele6l men apon the third of Febr : 
1656 It is ordered y' Capt. Mafan w'*' o*^ Brother Bearfto doe goe 
to Sifter Baall, and there to acquaint her y' it is the mind of the 
Seledl men, y' fhe fett her felfe to the Carding of two Skaines of 
Cotton or fheeps wooll & her daughter to fpin it, w'*^ other Bufi- 
nefs of the family & this to be her daily tafke, the w^h if fhe 
refufe, fhe muft exfpedt, to be fent to the howfe of core6lion. 



Creditor to the tow 








£ s 


d 


Cha : Chadwick 


I — 10 — 





Will page 


5 — 


2. 


M^ whittney for taking the townfe invoyce 


— 10 — 




for 3 foxes 


— 3 — 




John Stone i foxe 


I — 




Thomas Fleg one foxe 


— I — 





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51 



& 



3 — 
I — 



— 6 — 



Rich. Child 3 foxes 

& I fox more 

Jofhua Baffum i foxe 

John withera vnder the hands of John hamond 
Conftable for 8 foxes 

more John witherall 8 foxes 

John Bifko Conftable brings in Thomas Smith 
for 6 foxes 

Rich : Sawtell 2 foxes 

John Winter 2 foxes 

Chri : Grant i foxe 

more for the cariag of things concerning Mary 
Dauife her child to Garett Church 

for the widow brabroke to Bro. bearfto 

more for widow brabroke to him 

Searg* Bloyfe for the pound 

M^ Norcroffe credito^ to the 13'*' of Jan : 

Left Beeres in Sundry pticulars ) 
w*'' the tranfportation of the come ) 

to Left beeres 

Goodman Bloyfe 

Brother Thacher 

more to Brother Thaceher "I 

For 52 weekes at 3^ the weeke j 

& for the lofTe he ptends will be 
in the taking of this fome 

M^ Samuell a fox 

owing m"" Browne 

[93] Ordered y* Ephraim Child is allowed by the Seleft- 
men to make couenant betwixt widow mixtar and the child of 
widow Brabrock. 

agreed that the Capt & Ephraim Child fhould veiw the number 
of trees feld apon y' trackt of Land called the land in Lew of 
townfhip, and m"^ dumers fupofed Land 

Att a meeting of the Select men apon the 20''' of February (56) 
Giuen in by Samuell Thacher in acompt of 2 rates w<=^ was the 
rates of Chriftopher Grant, of w^'^ he hath rece more then was 
his dew. the one rate was the meeting howfe rate, 1-^-14^-7'^, 
the other was the towne rate, 11^ - 6"^, the w^*' fomes doe ouer 
pay the faeyd Chriftopher Grant of a debt dew fro the towne 



— 


2 — 
2 — 






3 — 


8 


— 


10 — 


6 


I — 


8 — 





5 — 


— 





13 — 


02 — 





3 — 


6 — 


8 


3 — 


3 


8 


2 — 


10 — 





— 


5 — 


10 


H 

/ 


16 — 








17 — 


4 





I — 








4 — 






43- 

o — 

17 — 
19 — 



II 
o 



& the fd Chriftopher is debtor to the towne 

Ephraim Child for m'' Jackfon fiue pounds 5 — 

m^ Whittney in a note of debts 4 — 

In the hands of the Conftables Sam : Hofier 

Jo Byfko 2 — 19 — II 

at a publike meeting Feb : 23, (56) 
It was voted by the towne y* there fhall be a towne rate of 42-^, 

& for the brig 22-^, the rate giuen 72-^ — 13 — o 

It was voated by the towne y* the payment of the rate for the 

meeting howfe fhall be p<^ by one 3"^ in wheate at 4^. — 6'', and 

one 3"^ In Indian at court price, the other 3*^ in rye & peafe in 



52 Watcrtown Records. 

equall portions at court price, or otherwife to make there agree- 
ments w*h Enligne Shearman. 

It was voated in reference to the order of Swine y* it is lawefuU 
for any inhabitents to complaine ag' any fwine y* are not regular 
& to haue fuch a pt of the fine yt the towne hath fett. for thofe y' 
are apoynted as officers for y' execution, the w^h fine is 6^ a defeat 
y» is : 6^ for want of ringing, & 6<^ for want of yoaking & this to 
be of force being legally proued 

It was voated y' John Coolig Senio"^ & John 
Any man may Liucrmorc was chofcu to lookc to the order of 
swine ' '^ °^ " ° hogs, y' y^ be both yoaked & rung, the fwine, 
for this yeare 

[94] Att a meeting of the 7 men, ii"^ march, (56) 

It is Ordered y' Jonathan Phillips, Jofhua Barfum Sam : Ben- 
iamin John Knop, haue liberty to prouide themfelves to Couenant 
w''^ fome honeft maifters for a yeare, betweene this & Cambrig 
Court, & in the meane time, to giue a weekly acompt inwright- 
ing, of euery dayes worke into the hands of the feledl 
men or Ep. Child or otherwife to giue there anfwere to the Court. 

Ordered y' Seg' Blofe Sag' Bright & will Bond are to goe apo 
Preambelation acording to court order 

Att a meeting of the 7 men at Left Beeres : 5 May. 1657 

Ordered y' all fheepe fhall goe vnder the hands of a fufficient 
keeper that fhall keepe fheep apon como & high way, apon pen- 
alty of one peny for euery time apon the head, & y* all rams 
be taken from the flock by the firft of July. & to be kept from the 
flock vntill the 25*'^ of oclo : and who euer fhall negled this order 
fhall pay for there rams breaking out ^^ both w'^^ fines fhall be p'^ 
to the townes Clarke. 

The towne is debtor to Sarg' Bright, Sarg' Bloyfe & willi Bond 
for runing the bounds of the towne twenty fhillings a man in all 
three pounds — t^£> — o — o 

Att a meeting of the 7 men Sept : the firft (57) 

It is Ordered y* fome of the feauen men fhall gaine Tho : Orton to 
looke apo the platt forme of the meeting howle, & to fee w' is to 
be don for the making of it thite, & Eph. Child to agree w'^^ him 
for the effeding the fame, & to make him pay of w' in hand : if 
enough 

Att a publique meeting O6I0 : the 26 (57) 

Ordered y' M^ Shearman fhould be allowed for 
this yeare 120^^-00 

Further Ordered fhould haue 60^ to pay his 
debt, in all 060 - 00 

Att a publique meeting Noue the 4"! (57) 

Chofen by the inhabitants for Conftables Georg woodward & 

Ellias Baron Senio'' 

deliuered to Georg woodward apon the 6''' of ") 
Nouemb: the Country Rate in fome fixty [•60^-105-9^.1 
pounds ten fhillings 9^ ^ \ 

[95] at a meeting of the feled men apon the 8* of 
dece: (57) 



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53 



57^ 
I 



3—12 



It was ordered y* will Bond fhould pay in to the hands of Leff* 
Beeres fuch peafe as are dew to ould knop, 8 bufhells, 

Reckoned w'*^ John Coller & there is dew apo agreement for 
widow Brabroks land, acording to his acompt giuen in the fome 
of eighteene fhillings. 

Reckoned w'^ m' Whittney & John hamond 
Conftables & apo a Country rate of this yeare 
in fome 

y« are indebted apon y* rate 

& apo atowne rate of 72-^ — 13^ — 2^ 

y« are indebted to the towne 
& the bill of debts comitted into there hand 
is in p* vnfatiffiffied as it ftands apo record. 

The acompt of the men deputed by the towne to fee to the 
keeping of the Order of hogs dece : the 15'^ 

Apri. 9 (57) d 

John Witherall 
Georg adams 
more 4 pigs 
Dani. hudfon 
Ifa. willias 
Capt Mafan 
Ch. Chadwick 
Joh. Sawin 
Ro. Willington 
Gar. Church 
Grant 

Sam. Saltinftall 
Left. Beeres 
Jo. knop 
Will. Bond 
Robt Jenifon 
Eph. Child 

Ap. 10. 
John hamond 
Rich Sawtell 
Jam knop 
Tho. Smith 
Nic Pedey 
Tho. Tarboll 
Ould winter 
Jo. Whitney Ju. 
Ifues 

Wi. mixar 
ould garfeild 
Cutting 
Fleg 

[96] 

John Sawin 
Jo. Child 
Jo. Cooligju 
Sim. Stone 
Sam. hofier 
Ould woodword 
Wi. Barnard 
Jo. Filke 
will hagar 
Jo. Bemis 





6 


Robt harington 




6 


Rich. Beech 


4 


- 


Gale 


I 


-0 


Blojfe 





-6 


Aprill II. 





-6 


Sam. hofier 





-6 


Jo. Beniamin 





-6 


Tho. Straite 


3 


-0 


Waite 


3 


-0 


Ball 


3 


-0 


Bigala 


6 


- 


Joh Fifke 





-6 


Freeman 


2 


-6 


Sanger 


2 


- 


Spring henry 


I 


- 


ould bright 


4 


- 


Ben. Crifp 
Flemin 


13 


- 


Ifack mixar 


2 


- 


Wi : Barnard 


I 


- 


Apri. 12 


5 


-6 


Tho. arnoll 


3 


- 


mrs phillips 


3 


■6 


anto pearfe 





-6 


may 14. 


2 


-6 


parfons 


2 


- 


Ge. adams 


I 


-0 


abra willi 


4- 


• 


Tho. haftings 


2 


- 




I ■ 


• 





s 

3-0 

1-0 
I - o 

0-6 

2-6 
I - o 
I - o 

2-6 

3-0 
3-0 

2-0 
2-0 

2-6 

0-6 

I - o 



6 

6 

-6 

o 

o 
6 



d 
0-6 
0-6 
0-6 
I - o 
2-6 
3-0 
I - o 

0-6 

I -6 
0-6 



Left Beeres Creditor 

for ould knop. 
more to bro bearfto \ 
for ould knop / 

more by bro. beeres 



0-6 
4-6 
0-6 
0-6 



o 6 



pd by me Eph. Child to Left beeres 
nine ihilling & iis. 20s wch was 
the 20s I ftand ingaged for Mary 
dauif 



54 



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Jo. Whittney Ju 


— 


I - 


ould page 


— 


0-6 


Ben. Crifpe 


— 


2-6 


Auguft 25 






heugh perfon 


— 


0-6 


Geo. adams 


— 


2-0 


Jo. CoUer 


— 


I - 


Paft. Shearman 


— 


I -6 


ould. Bright 


— 


0-6 


Ellis Barnard Ju 


— 


1-6 


Jo. Brifko 


— 


2 - 


The. haftings 


— 


I - 


Capt mafan 


— 


2 - 


Jo. Traine 


— 


0-6 


wi. Guy 


— 


3-0 


Joh. Sawin 


■ — 


0-6 


Jofep Child 
Jones 


— 


I - 


— 


I - 


Church 


— 


2-6 


■willington 


— 


2-0 


Stratton 


— 


I - 


Jo. knop 


— 


1-0 


Jo. rogers 


— 


2-0 


Jo. Spring 


— 


0-6 


Sanger 


— 


I - 


woodward Sen 


— 


I - 


Jo. filke 


— 


I - 



The proportion acording to order 
dew to John Coolig & John 
liuermore is — 4 — 5 — 9 
cSi dew fro the towne. 
Ould knops land was lett 
this laft yeare being in(57) 

for 5 

pd of it by Robt Jenifon of it 2 - 10 

Bro, Beeres difcompts for 
ould knop in all 



13 



2 — 19 — II 
5—0—0 



The whole fum 8 - 1 1 - 6 

The whch fume is dew to the towne 

[97] Dece the 15'^ at Leff' Beeres 

Reckoned w''* Sam: hofier. & John Byfko^ 
apo a rate made in Noue : (56) for the howfeof ! 
core6tion billirica brig & marie dauife the fome { ^" 
of w'^^ is J 

of W^^ rate Sam : hofier is debtor 3 — 14 

of a former rate there is dew as apo record 

Eph. Child debtor 5'^^ y' wasrec'^of m^ Jackfon 
out of w"=h the mending of the meeting howfe is 
to be defraid 

more 20= for p* of goods of marie dauife 1 — o — o 

more rec'^ by Ephraim Child 2 hogs prifed o — 14 — o 

Att a publike towne meeting 
apon the 16. Dec (57) 

all orders weare read & feauen men Chofen as followeth 
Capt mafan, Ephraim Child, Charles Chadwick, Left Beeres 
Enfigne Shearman, Bro. Haftings, Bro. Bearfto. 

Eph. Child is Chofen Clark for this yeare whofe worke is to 
keepe all the townes acompts, & to rece fuch debts as are brought 
to him, & to vfe meanes thearevnto, & to pay all inft debts, 
proued by the confent of the fele6t men & he apoynted 
thearto by them 

It was voated y' the records of the townfland ihould be feper- 
ated fro the other ptof the booke & fecured in a fafe hand as well 
as may be, & a new booke bought, & this to be don by the feleft 
men. 

Chofen for Surveyors for the highway John whittney Junio% 
Nath. Treadaway, for this yeare 



Watertoivn Records. 55 

Att a meeting of the Seled men apon the 11'^ of Jan ; 57) at 
the howfe of Charles Chadwick. 

Reckoned w'^ m^ Norcrofle & there is dew to him acording to 
the agreement of the towne - - - - 15-^ — 3* — o"^ 

Att a meeting of the whole towne apo the 22* Jan : 1657 

It was Ordered that a rate for the towne & county was to be 
50-^ & all debts rece & pad 

Ordered y* bro. Bloyfe fhall haue for his | r 

Sallery of looking to the meeting howfe p yeare j "^ 

Ordered m'' NorcrolT continewing, his im-^ 
ployment of being Schoolemafter fhall haue \ 30-^ — o — o 
for his Salliry ) 

[98] January the 25''^ (57) Att a meeting 
of the Select men at Bro Bearfto. 

It is ordered apon the acompt of Ephraim Child, 
y* the 2 pigs prifed at 14^ fhould be alowed him 
apon fuch confiderations as apeared equall & he 
is debtor to the towne, w<=h is now put into the 
rate 2^ — i^ — (fi 

Ordered y* Ephraim Child is impowred to lett the Land & the 
2 cowes of ould knop to Rob* Jenefon & Richard Bloyfe, or fome 
other. 

Ordered y' Charles Chadwick & Mihill Bearfto are apoynted 
to fee to ould knop & y' he be fuplyd of neceffaries conuenient. 

Ordered y* Brother Beeres & Charles Chadwick & Ephra. 
Child fhould make the towne rate. 

In reference to a former order of the towne & being putt 
theareapo by the court, it is ordered y' all fences either ags' comos 
or high wayes, be vp ags' the firft of aprill, & whofoeuer doth 
negledl the fame order, is to pay to the vfe of the towne ten 
fhillings 

Creditt giuen to the towne 

m^ norcrofle 

2 county warents 

to John witheral 

to geo woodward 

to m'' whittney 

Thacher 

m'' whittney 

Crifp for widow brabrooke 

bearfto for knop 

Lef' beeres 

Cha. Chadwick 

bro. bloyfe 

for ould knop 

all w'^'^fomes are to be p*^ in this 50^ rate w*^ the Seuerall debts 

dew to the towne. 

more to the 3 men y' went the bounds of the towne 3^ — o — o 
Feb I2«^ (57) The Towne rate being made by the 3 men 

apoynted as aboue mentioned doth amount in fome to 



15 — 


s 

3 — 


10 — 


— 


— 


5 — 


— 


13 — 


— 


5 — 


7 — 


10 — 


— 


10 — 


— 


5 — 


2 — 


18 — 9 


6 — 


I —9 


I — 


— 


3 — 


— 


10 — 


— 



4^ 


— 


1 8^ 


— 


Ild 


2 





i8 


— 


9 


I 





15 


— 


9 


O 


— 


19 


— 


10 


I 


— 





— 


01 



r6 Watertoxvn Records. 

66 - 19 - II & deliuered into the hands of Georg woodward con- 
ftable & Ellis Barnes conltable : by me Eph. Child 

[99] Janu : the 29* (57) By Left Beeres there is p^ in the 
"behalfe of the towne as Lent to willi knop the Elder the fome of 
fower pounds eighteene fhillings & eleauen pence 

By Michaell Bearfto for Ould knop 

more by mich : Bearfto 

By Ephraim Child 

By Chares Chadwick 

II 14 — o 

Att a meeting of the Selecl men at 
Thomas haftings his howfe aprill 13. 58 

Ordered in reference to the 20 ackres of medow pmifed by 
couenant to Solomon Johnfon as y* w'^^ belongs to the cowpen 
next Sudbury, y' Capt mafan & Thomas haftings fhall either 
thefelus or by other fee it layd out betwixt this & the latter end 
of may 

Solomon Johnfon being w* the SeleCl men had apon dew 
acompt abated of his rate 9^ 

The Land of Ould knop his meadow & corne land is lett to 
Robt Jenifon & Sargt Bloyfe for this yeare att the rate of fine 
pounds & if in cafe y* it continew in the hands of the feled: men 
to lett it, y^ doe ingage y' the aboue named haue it all the time y' 
it continew in the fame hands to lett. 

Ordered y' Georg woodword as Conftable is apoynted to cary 
the townes meafures to Bofton & there to try them by the ftand- 
ord of the country 

In reference to the laft law made concerning conftables wach 
y* for the time it is ordered y' it fhall begin the firft weeke in may, 
& one hower after funfett, vntill the breake of the next day, the 
number to be 4 in a night, & all pfons y^ by law are not 
exempted & the conftables to take care to warne fuch as are to 
wach, acording to his defcrellion. 

It is ordered y' all Cattle & Sheepe be vnder the hands of a 
„ „ „ ^ keeper fro the 24'^ of aprill vntill the firft of 

Cattell Keepe ^r, 7 \ r ^a 1 r c a 

October, apon the penalty of 6'' abeait & i'* a 

Sheepe, the one p* to the towne & the other to the informer. 
[100] Att a meeting of the Select men apon the 9*^^ of 

auguft (58) at Capt mafans his howfe 

To Bro witharly for 3 foxes o — 3^ — o 

Ordered y' Miles lues & Jofep Bemis are Chofen for feeing to 

the executing of the townes law w'** reference to the regulating of 

hogs & fences 

Att a meeting of the Seledlmen att Leauetenant Beeres apo the 

30''^ of Auguft (58) 

The eftat of wattertown a mounts to 7298^ 

The poals are oi53 

The Contry Rate is 43-^ — 03* — 2^ 

Att a meeting of the Selecl men at the howfe of Leaueftenants 

Beeres apon the the 20*^ of Sept : (58) 



Watertozvn Hecords. 57 

It was agreed by the Select men w* Jofeph mors, concerning- 
the child of John Baall, the age of 3 yeeres, y* the fd Jofep 
doth couenant to take the fd child, for 2 yeares, for w^^ the fd 
Sele6l men are to giue him iS"^ p weeke, the W^^ fome is to be 
p'^ fower pounds by the aboue named John Baall, & the towne i& 
to fatiffie the reft y* it amounts vnto acording to the agreement 
aboue mentioned for the tearme of 2 full yeares : & if in cafe the 
child dyes before the 2 yeares be expired, the fd Jofep mors, will 
abate of the fd fome for foe many weekes as fall Ihortt of 2 yeares, 
except fome extreordinary hand doe apeare by ficknes apon the 
child, and if in Cafe it apeares y' the aboue named John Baall be 
able to pay the whole fome of 18'^ p weeke for the 2 yeares, he 
doth ingage to fatiffie it & free the towne of the fd charge, 

wittnes there hand, 

the marke of 

John X Baall 
Jofeph Mors. 

It is agreed in the pfence of the Select men, betwixt John Baall 
& Anthony white, y» the fd John Baall doth putt his child of one 
halfe a yeare ould, to be kept for one veare vnto the fd Antony 
white in cofideration thearof, the fd Baall is to giue the fd white 
the fome of eight pounds, to be pd p' in a cow apon an aprifall, 
& p* in the rent of the fd Baalls land, & for the remainder of the 
fome of eight pounds, he doth binde ouer his howfe & lands to 
the fd Anthony, for the fatiffaction theareof witnefs there hands 

the marke of 

John X Baall 

the marke of 

Anthony X white 

[101] Att a publique towne meeting apon 
thefirftof Oao: (58). 

Ordered that the Paftor fhall haue for this yeare one hundred 
& twenty pounds, p<^ by fuch as pay in corne (at the Court price 
y* fhall be fett, by them for the payment of the Country rate) in 
there feuerall pportions. 

Ordered y* Charles Chadwick & Thomas haftings ftiould make 
the Country Rate. 

Itt is ordered and agreed w* Solomon Johnfon, y* he fhall 
abide in the farme of the townsland, called the cow pen next 
Sudbury for the tearme of two yeares, after the time expired of 
his former Leafe, & is in confideration of w* may be exfpecfted 
dew for w* he hath don apon the fd farme, for the better improu- 
ing of the fame, prouided yt he keepe both howfe & Fences in 
tenant ftate at the end of the fd tearme of 2 yeares, & yt he doe 
not cary or fuffer to be cary<^ off from the pmifes any dung or 
manure & y' he fhall rec all fuch cattle as are brought to him, by 
the Inhabitants of watertowne, taking them to heard at two {hil- 
lings fix pence the head, and at the end of the tearme, when he 
leaue the fd farme, free from incumbrance, except apon tearmes 
he doth enter apon a new tearme for the lame. 

Witnes his hand 

Solomon Johnfon 



^8 Waterto-wn Records. 

Att a publique Towne meeting 
apon the 25''^ of odob : 1658 

John Larance & Miles Ifues weare Chofen Conftables for this 
yea re. 

Itt was Ordered, & apoynted by the whole towne y* the order- 
ing & regulating of the fitting in the meeting howle, fhould be 
comitted vnto the care & truft of Simont Stone, Senio% & Tho : 
Haftings & Ephr : Child, the towne ingaging to ftand to w' ye 
doe acording to rule 

Att a meeting of the Seledl men 

at the howfe of Ephra : Child 
apon the fecond of Noue : (58) 

deliuered into the hands of the Conftables the 
Country rate in fome 47"^ . ii^ . 5'^ 

to Georg woodword for 9 foxes o — 9^ — o 

The Conftables gaue in there acompt of the 
County rate 10^ — 7^ — io<i 

& it is fully difchard by receips from the County Treafurer. 

Mihill Bearfto debtor to the towne o — 8^ — 2^ 

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The Pastors Rate being made by Left' Beeres 
& Thomas haftings the fome comes to 121 — 12 — o 

[103] Att a meeting of the Seledl men 

at Left' Beeres, the third of Janu : (58) 

Apon a requeft by John knop in the behalfe of John Buttry, 
for his being in the towne as a Sorgerior or Inhabitant, it was 
anfwered by the Select men y* y« would not admitt of either, but 
apon the fecurity of fuch as gaue him entertaynment, acording to 
a former Order of the towne. 

£. 8. d. 

The Paftors rate in fome comes to 121 2 10 

The Conftables gaue in there acompt of 
the towne rate & there refts in the hands of the 
Conftables, y' is yett vngathered 12^ — i^ — 8<^ 



out of w'=^ is to be abated 00 — 18 — 8 

more to be abated o — 9 — 2 

dew to them apon agreement w*'^ the towne 2 — o — o 

It is ordered y' the Surplus of the rate be p'^ 
vnto Mr. Norcrofle as p' of his dew for this 
yeare 8-^. — 13^ — lo'^. 

Ordered y' John Winckoll be advifed, not to giue abidance to 
Richard Smith nor his wife, leaft it may proue a reafon to putt 
him or the towne to a further charg, & y' apon a former order 
made by the towne, of not receiuing any in yt kind. 



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dew to Georg woodword for Cariag of fixe 

pounds 155 .0 — 8^ — 4<* 

in lolTe for a bore taken in p' of bigula his rate o — i — 6 

more for mathew Smith his rate loft o — 2 — 6 

more in a iorney to Bofton for meafures fealing o — 3 — 6 

o— 15 — 10 
The chargof the conftables y« haue to gather is 7 — 18 — 10 
Apon a requeft to the towne by Thomas Straite & fome others, 

it was granted y' Ifack Sternes & Eph. Child fhould veiew the 

land & make returne to the towne. 

[103] Att a publike Towne meeting 

apon the the lo'*^ of January 1658 
Ephr. Child chofen moderator 

dew to M"" whittney for 2 Invoyces 

to M^ whittney for 7 foxes 

To Brother Bloyfe for his Salery & laying out 

To John Bigula for 3 dayes in wittnifng abought 

the faling of Trees 
to Miles Ifues for i day wittnefling 
To Thomas Smith for killing a woulfe 
dew for the Laying in of the amunition 
dew to Bro. Thacher for M' Feakes 
To Bro. witherly for 5 foxes 
To bro. Fleg 4 foxes 
To Tho. Smith 5 foxes 
To bro : Coolig for his deput fliip 
dew to m"^ Norcrofs more then what he hath rec. 
To Tho. TarboU i foxe 
To Ben. Crifp for widow Brabrock 
To Left* beeres 
To garitt church 

Ordered by the towne in reference to the order of Sitting in the 
meeting howfe, y* all both men & wimen doe goe into there firft 
apoynted feats & who euer refufe fo to doe after warning giuen, 
by the deacons or any of them, Ihall pay the fine apoynted by the 
towne, 2* - 6'^ for euery defedl & the conftable to rec. it & to giue 
acompt thereof to the towne. 

To martin vnderwood 4 foxes o — 4 — o 

Chofen for Seledt men for this yeare Ephr. Child, Cap* Mafan, 
michaell Bearfto, Tho- haftings, Cha, Chadwick, Sam. Thacher, 
Ifack Sternes. 

Ordered y* Ephraim Child fhould keepe the town booke & be 
as the laft yeare. 

Chofen for Surveyers of the highwayes to mend them John 
Witherall & Jofeph Bemis. 

Chofen to looke after the law & for the regulating hogs & 
Fences, Roger willington & Tho. Straite. 

dew to Jofeph Bemis & miles Ifues for there furvice in the law, 
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Mr. Norcrofs is defired to continew his imployment in teach- 
ing the youth of the towne, & to haue his apoynted meanes as in 
former times. 

dew to Rich. Cutting for Hme o — 5 — o 

Ordered yt a towne rate be made for 24 — o — o 

to be towards the payment of debts & fome releefe 
to the pore 

[104] Att a meeting of the Seledl men 

att Michaell Bearfto his howfe Janue : iS, (5S) 

The Country rate giuen to the conftables 71 — 5 — 4 

The County rate by warant frome the county 
treafuer 8^ — 12^ — S<^ 

John willington 2 foxes o — 2 — o 

Ordered y' the laft yeares Conftables haue order to gather w* 
the laft yeare townes rate fhould haue been p'^ of fuch as weare 
behinde therein, who if y*^ pay in corne y^ muft pay it at Court 
price, & the fome is 7^ — iS* — 10^ 

Ordered apon inquifition, y* m''^phillips & will Baffum & Sam : 
Beniamin, be fent vnto, y' y^ doe giue fuch a fatiiTadlory anfwer 
vnto the Seledl men in the behalfe of Jonathan phillips, & Jofhua 
Baflum, & Sam beniamin in his owne behalfe, how y^ doe fpend 
there time y* there may appeare fuch care to be taken, y' lawes 
as much as can be pereferued, and abufes reformed 
Att a meeting of the Select men 
att the howfe of Tho. haftings, Feb : i. 58 
The towne rate made by Capt mafan & 

Tho. haftings comes to 42^^ — 4^ — 4'^ 

Att a publike towne meeting 
apon the f^ of Febr : (58) 

The towne rate deliuered to the Conftables Is 42^ — 4^ — 4"* 

Ordered y' euery pprietor of plow land in the farther plaine 

the Comitty yt who are able to euidence there bounds & bring it 

e^rfe^ra" Courts ^o the view of the comiffioncrs by the next Le(5lure 

comitty. day, y* y^ may Juge of the validity thereof, y' fo it 

may faue a further laying out. 

Ordered y* the determination of the place when acording to the 
number of the lott, is Left to the difcretion of the Comitt, 
apoynted therevnto. 

Ordered the breadth of the high way throw the plaine to Sud- 
bury be anfwerable to the Size of w' is allreadie fenced out by the 
lotts improued 

Ordered a highe way in y* way y' goes to Chefter brooke, & y* 
it be left to the Comitte. 

Ordered y' in laying out the land in Leive of townefhip land, it 
Law in Lew being firft layd out into 4 Sqadrons, the firft lott 
of Township, fhall begin at the north Squadron, each Squadro of 
halfe a mile in breadth w'^ allowance of high wayes 
of 4 rods betwixt Squadron & Squadron, this land was pfented 
by the Comitty to be laid out for 3^^ p acker, but at pfent the 
propieto^ did not confent. 



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It was agreed vnto by all y' the Surveyor fhould lay out the f"^ 
land aboue named, & to rec of euery pprietor 4*^ apon acker in 
wheate & Indian, at the court prife. foe foone as the land is layd 
out. 

[105] Ordered y* all Neate cattle fhall goe conftantly vnder 

Coufermed at a ^'""^ hands of a keeper, y* are aboue ayeare ould, & 
generaii town fo to be vntill Indian Corne be had Ind, as allfo to 
the lath^ieea'th^s be fhutt vp in the night, & w* euer cattle be found 
<>^^"- contrary to this order the owner fhall pay6'^ a beaft, 

the w*^^ is to be taken by thofe 3 y' looke to the hogs, & to be 
defpofed as other fines are. 

Confermed at a Ordered y* all fheepe be vnder a keeper from 
generaii town the 2:;**^ of march vnto the laft of o6lober, & w* 

mettins: January ,■, i_ ^ i -^i • i • i 

the i2th, 1662 this eucr Ihccp be found either in high wayes or in 
'"■'^^'■- comon ground, y^ fhall pay i*^ for a fheepe fo 

ofTending & the one halfe fhall goe to the towne & the reft to the 
Informer. 

Giuen into the hands of the Conftables John Larance & miles 
Ifues the town rate w* the names of all towne Credito'^^ to be p*^ 
out thereof the w^'^ rates as it is caft vp and made amounts to 

42-^ — 4^ — 4<i 
Att a meeting of the Select men 
att Cap' mafans the 28 of march. 59 

There beeing a Cafe pfented vnto the select men of diffarence 
concerning Fences, betwixt Will Bond & m'' whittney, & the f<^ 
Willi was willing to referr the cafe to the 7 men : but in the interim 
all pties concerned in the cafe, y* is to fay m"" whittney, martin 
vnderwood & Henry Spring, in reference to the fence in defer- 
ence, namly the fence y* is the betwixt will Bond one ptie & the 
three aboue named the other ptie who doe ingage to make thirty 
rod of the f'^ Fence in difiarence, & to maintaine it from hence- 
forth 

Apon a complaint by Chriftopher Grant, in reference to a 
pcell of Land fometimes in the hands of m"" Hevies, who being 
dead, & none appearing to owne it whereby it lyes vnfenced w^^ 
is a damage to the whole feild, wee doe heareby order, y* the f*^ 
Grant fhall haue liberty to fence the f'^ land as it hath been in 
former times for w^^^, we giue him Liberty to take fuch brufh as 
is necef^arie to the fame, & for recompence he is to haue the feed 
of the Land & in cafe any fhall lay claime to the f*^ land, he fhall 
be fatiffied for any iuft charg of fuch pfons to whome the Land 
belongs 

Ordered y' all pfons w*in the towne & inhabitants therein, as 
wee doe acompt them, fubiedl to rating, be allfo in a capacity to be 
helpfull to the mending of the high wayes, w'^^in the fame towne 
Att a publique meeting by the bodie of Freemen 
apon the 4**^ of aprill 1659 

Chofen for the three ComifTioners of the towne to end fmall 
caufes, videz Cap* mafun michaell Bearfto, Ephraim Child, who 
weare allfo apoynted to haue 4 meetings in the yeare apon the fd 
acompt, y' is the firft meeting to be the firft munday in may : 
the fecond meeting the firft munday in Auguft : the third meeting, 



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the firft munday in Nouember, the fourth meeting : the firft 
munday in February. 

[106] Att a meeting of the Sele6l men 

at the howfe of Samu : Thacher, Aprill. 12'^. (59) 

In refference to the Law concerning the eccefle in apparrell the 
Select men being by the f^ Law, enioyned to vfe the beft meanes, 
for the reforming of fuch inormities as are thearin fpecified, and 
taking notice of fundry perfons in this towne who are in there 
habitts contrary to the P Law. 

wee doe therefore declare, y* From heance forth, none of o'' 
inhabitants, except fuch as the law doth allow, doe either weare 
iilke goods, or filke fkarfes, gould or filuer lace or buttons ribonds 
at knees, or troffed handkerchers, apon the forfieture of w' penalty 
the law doth apoynt, w'^'^ is, y' they Ihall be rated in the Country 
rate, after 200'£ in the fame. 

Att a meeting of the Select men 
at Left Beeres, June the 2"]^^ (59) 

It is agreed w''^ the confent of John Sawin, that The land w'='* 
Formerly was the Cowpen a p' whereof throug a miftake, belong- 
ing to the aboue named John Sawin, & the f'l land being by the 
towne fett to Farme to Solomon Johnfon, for the puention of dif- 
farence, wee in the behalfe of the towne, doe giue vnto the f*^ 
Sawin for full recompence, xx^ in fuch pay as is cornon amongft 
vs, w**' a p* of the Fence now ftanding, acording to the quantity 
of ackers we allfo doe pmife, not to giue any allowance to cary off 
any wood or timber off the pmifes of the f^ land 

Att a meeting of the Sele(5l apon the 6''^ of July (59) 
men at the meeting howfe 

Apon the complaynt of fome of the Inhabitants of the towne 
concerning a pcell of land taken in by Sam : Daniell, & Sam. 
Beniamin. It is therefore Ordered, y' the f'^ Land thus in ques- 
tion appearing to belong to the towne, & y^ doe agree to take a 
time to the regulating of the fame & w' it is y' belongs to the 
towne, the time y' this is to be done this day month after the date 
heareof 

It is agreed y* Sam : Daniell, & Sam : Beniamin, refufing to 
come at the Suiiions of the Seledl men, acording to the towne 
Order, y« Ihould pay 5^ a peece for there foe contemning of the 
order. 

Att a meeting of the Seledl men 
apon the 22'^^ of auguft (59) 
att the meeting howfe. 

Apon the Complaint of Left Beeres agft Frofpedl Feild for 
infufficient Fence, wee Find y* Simont Stone Senio% & Charles 
Chadwick & Sam. Holier & Sam : Stratton, fhall pay acording to 
the townes Order each man of them x^ the w^^ fum is to be for 
the vfe of the towne 

Ordered y' Capt mafan, w'^ Brother Haftings, ffiould forthw''^ 
goe to Willi Page & there take order, concerning Rich : Parks & 
his wife, to lett them vnderftand that the Seledt men doe not 



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allow them, in there abiding, in the towne, except they fhall 

appeare fufficient reafon to thefe two apoynted for the fame 

Att a pubHque town meeting 

OAo: the 20'i» (59) 

Voated y' m^ Sherman fhould haue allowed him for this 

yeare i50'^ 

Voated & Granted a town rate for this yeare in fome 

Voated & Ordered that noe Conftable fhall be free from his 
Conftablefhip of y* yeare vntill he haue cleared fuch acompts as 
are betwixt him & the towne in refterence to Rates 
[107] Att a meeting of the Select men att 

Charles Chadwicks 29'*^ of Noue. (59) 

Decem. 17'^ ; 59 
Att a meeting at Left' Beeres 
where was deliuered the country 
rate w^^ as it was caft comes to *]i^ — 16^ 
vnto the hands of the Conftables 
Samuell Thacher, & Ifack Sternes 
the country rate by warant fro the 
treafure (i()^ ^ \^^ - 2^ 

Att a meeting of the Sele6l men at the howfe of 
Ifuack Sternes apon the S'*^ of decem : 59 
Ordered y* the Conftables of this yeare fhould giue in there 
acompts of all rates comited to there hands for this yeare 
Att a meeting of the Select men at the howfe of 
Ephraim Child the 3*^ of January, 59 
The rate w'^^ was made for the Paftors maintenance this yeare 
being pfented was allowed, & the fome thereof W^*^ comes 
to 153^. o. <f 

Janu. the 6'^, 59. 
The acompt of the Conftables John Larance & miles ifues 
firft for the towne rate w'^^ being Caft 
vp by Capt mafan ^o^ — 2^ — o 

There is dew to the towne from John Larance 
and miles Ifues apon the town rate 7^^ — 4 — ^ 

The acompt of the Country rate w'^'^ was as Cast 70-^ — 9^ — 9** 

of w«=** p*' apon receipte from the treafurer 

with 



dew apon this rate 

dew to the towne in 
both the rates & 



dew to the Conftables for there imployment of all 
towne Rates for church & towne 2 — o — o 

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befides fo many fomes of pticular pfons as 

doth amount to ten pounds or there abought 

the w«^^ fome y^ are to force into the paftors hands 

[108] Att a Generall towne meetinge Jan. 9'^. (59) 
Chofen moderato'' Capt mafan. 

Ordered y* Capt mafan, & Ephraim Child apon the Complaint 
of Samuell Thacher concerning m'' Pheakes y' the f*^ two doe goe 
to him, & vfe there difcretion in words to the moderating of him 
in his diforder 

Ordered y* all fines arifing apon breach of order either hogs or 
fences, & complained off by fuch as are called there vnto are to 
be added vnto the rate of the towne, & gathered apon the head of 
the fame. 

towne Creditors 

Edmond Bloyfe 3-^ — o — o 

m"' whittney i — o — o 

Brother Thacher for foxes i — 4 — o 

Chofen to Order the towne affaires for this yeare 
Capt mafan, Ephraim Child Left' Beeres, Sarg* Bright Michall 
Bearfto, Charles Chadwick, Tho. Haftings. 

Chofen to keepe the towne Booke is Ephraim Child. 

John Coolig Senio''& Nathan Fifke for Surueires. 

Jofep moffes & willia Shattock are Chofen for to looke to the 
order concerning hogs & Fences, & are to be regulated by fuch 
orders as fhall be apoynted by the Seleft men. 

M"^ Norcroffe was Chofen for Schoolemaifter for this yeare apon 
the fame tearmes as in former yeares 

Att a meeting of the Select men 
att Sarg' Brights January the laft (59) 

M' Norcroffe gaue his accompt to the Sele(5l 
men and there is dew to him From the towne 
according to the whole acompt 9-^ — 13^ — 4<^ 

Butt apon Juft confiderations if the towne pleafe 
wee would allow him a p' of of what comes in by 
fuch as are not the Children of the Inhabitants w^^ 
is to be added and is in fome 3 — 17 — 8 



the whole 13 — 11 



There being a Complaint made of the wants of Hew Farfons 
he was Sent For, & advifed to imploy his time to the better 
puiding For his Family, & for his incouragment we doe fupply 
him w'*' fome pfent Corne, all w*^^ corne is rep*^ by Hewe parfon. 

Ordered y' Chriftopher Grant is to haue a Deed of his fixe 
ackers of Land Sould him by the towne, & Ephraim Child in the 
behalfe of the towne, is to feale therevnto. 

In refference to the imployment of thofe who are Chofen to fee 
to the well ordering of the hogs, as allfo to fee to the good eftate 
of all Fences agft Corne feilds, y' hogs be fufiiciently rung all the 
yeare, according to a Former order, & fufiiciently yoaked as the 
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goe about the towne 3 times in the yeare, firft y' y« may fee y* all 
hogs be rung to keep them from rooting, y« fhall goe out in the 
latter end of February, & in the month of aprill for the yoaking, 
& fo in Septe : and as often as y^ fee caufe, & for Fences y^ fhall 
attend to the complaint of any of o"^ Inhabitants. 

[109] Att a meeting of the Seleft men att the howfe of 
Bro : Bearfto, Febru. 14*, (59) 

The generall towne in 06to : 24 voated For 40-^ to be atowne 
rate, but apon the apearance of more debts & other charges the 
Select men faw caufe to grant a rate of fifty pounds 50^ — o — o 

Ordered allfo at a publique meeting y* heanceforth all Confta- 
bles, before y« goe off there office fhould giue there accompts, of 
all rates y* haue vnder there hands 

Debts of the ^^ "^"^ Allcok For healing of Beech 3 — 10 — o 

towne to Brother Thacher for m"^ Feakes 

For the laying or howfing the townes amunition i — o — o 

For entring the townes petition at the court o — 10 — o 

by Left Beeres to Thomas phillpott o — 8 — 8 

Ordered that whofoeuer fett any peece for fox or otherwife, 
w*in 60 rods of howfe or highway, & take it not vp by the funn 
halfe an hower highe, or if he fett it before the funn be downe, 
he fhall pay apon complaint fine fhillings to the towne and all 
damages y* come thereby. 

Ordered y* warant be giuen, apon the complaint of Richard 
Sanger, vnto the poffeflbrs of the Comon feild betwixt the 
higheway, mill, riuer & Dorchefter feild & to giue theare reafons, 
why y^ refufe to Fence acording to theare pportion in the f^ 
feild 

John Witherall brought in a fox head O — i^ — O 

John Stone vnder the hand of John Larance i fox o — i — o 
John Sawin is a credito"^ to the towne o — 10 — O 

The Law concerning hogs is, that all hogs be kept all the yeare 
•w»h ringing apon the penalty of fix pence for euery defeat, & fuf- 
ficiently yoaked, acording to the Jugement, of fuch as are 
apoynted to fee to the execution thereof apon the penalty of fix 
pence for euery fault the time of yoaking to begin the firft of 
aprill to the end of Indian harveft 

Att a meeting of the Selecft men 

att the howfe of Chares Chadwick 

February the 28'^ (59) 

The towne rate being made & Caft vp & de- 
liuered in to the hands of the Conftable Ifack 
Sternes & Samuell Thacher comes to in fome 52^ — 13s — 4'' 

Ordered whereas the bounds of the deceafed abram Brownes 
Land, was vncertaine, & not knowne either to the children of the 
faid Browne or others for them, & being affirmed by Edm : 
Bloyfe, & his Son Richard, where the f^ abra. Browne had taken 
his bounds apon the north fide of y' land, y' is apon the towneffiip, 
"W^^ is apon Sudbury highway ; & begins ten rod from Rich. 
Bloyfe his lott, & foe apon a ftraite line to a pine ftump, & fo 



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apon a ftraite line to a croched tree the w<='' lines are newly to be 
marked in the behalfe [110] of the towne, by Jofeph Tainter, & 
Richard Blovfe & fo to remaine as the bounds betwixt the f'' land 
of abram Browne, & the towne, except if it fhall appeare by the 
Judeano'' of the Children of the f*^ Browne or any others in there 
behalfe y' this land is to extend Further into the highway, as allfo 
as far in length as reacheth to the vtmoft of the lands y^ belong 
vnto the aboue named Browne. 

For preambelation of the townes Bounds w* is by verture of 
an order of Court, the townes men y' is the Seledl men haue made 
choyce of, Samuell Thacher, Sarg' Briggs, Sarg' Bloyfe & haue 
pmifed to giue them fatiffaction far there paines 

Wee whofe names are vnderwritten being Chofen by the 
townes of Bofton Cambrig & wattertowne to Lay out a highe 
way. From muddy Riuer Brig to Watertowne mill And meet- 
ing to geather the 21'^ of 2^ month. 1657 att the place apoynted ; 
Layde out the way fower Rods broad & marked the trees on both 
fides through Bofton bounds, & through Cambrig Bounds, the 
trees marked one the north fide of the highe way and doe allowe 
fower rod wide, the reft of the way to watertowne mill, through 
the other two towne Bounds 

For Bofton ") for Watertowne ~) for Cambrig 
Will. Colbron \ Jofeph Tainter \ 

Will Paddy ) 3 John Jackfon 

July 1 2th (60) Apon a Complaint of Natha : Treadaway, who- 
hauing taken 6 hogs defeftiue, of Jonathan Brownes, of w<^^ hogs 
5 are vnyoaked, & all the fix vnringed, his defire is to haue the 
fame recorded, & the owner of the hogs dealt w*all acording to 
law, & he will proue it by wittnes, being called thereto 

Sep : 4* (60) 
Att a meeting of the Seled; 
att Left' Beeres 
Ordered w*^ refference to the incouragment of the Sureyers of 
Highwayes of this towne, y^ fliall haue power to warne all pfons 
w*in the S*^ towne to worke apon the repayringof the highwayes, 
at fuch times as y^ Juge meete & w'*' fuch tooles as y^ can 
improue, puided y^ haue fower dayes warning, & w' euer pfon or 
teemes doe refufe to come, euery pfon fhall pay flue fhillings, 
and euery teeme foe refufing Ihall pay 10^, the w^*^ fines fhall be 
p<i to the vfe of the towne, apon the conniption of the Surueyers 
before the Sele6t men, the aboue named pfons to be fuch as either 
for yeares and Juft infirmities are to be exfcufed. 

[Ill] A meeting of the Seleft men 

att the howfe of Tho. Haftings, None : the 6'^, (60) 

A writing was fent by the Conftables to Ould Hamond to lett 
him know, y' Contrary to Order of towne, he had entertained 
into his family fuch a pfon as is likely to proue Chargable, doe 
therefore defire him to rid the towne of fuch an incombrance or 
otherwife to beare the burthen thereof himfelfe 



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One of John Baalls Children was Bound out as an apprentice 
to Joseph Mofle, & hath a writing theareof, the lele6t men witt- 
neftes 

Lefil Beeres & Sarg' Briggs are to goe to Sudbury bounds 
wheare wee haue a Farme Comonly called the Cowpen, theare to 
meete w* Solomon Johnfon Senio"", where y^ are to take notice 
of the state of the howfing & Fences, & to make a returne thearof 
to the towne. 

M"^ Norcroffe complaining of fome negledt of the fchoole howfe 
as yett not finifhed, the fele(5t men promifed a redrefle 

Charles Chadwick, & Ephraim Child are apoynted to make the 
Country rate, & to call into them m'' Whittney who hath the 
invoyce 

Ephraim Child is apoynted to take the acompts of the laft yeares 
Conftables, of all rates Comitted to them, & pfent it to the towne 

Reckoned w'^ the Conftables, Ifack Sternes& Samuell 
Thacher this lo'^ of None: 1660 & From the Country 
rate is dew From them to the towne the fome two 
pounds, eleauen pence. xl^ y\^ 



of w'^'^ reed iiij. 

Att a publique Towne meeting 
Nouem. the 12'^ 1660 
Cap' Mafan Chofen Moderato'^ 
power is giuen to the feauen men to lett the Farme that lyes 
next Sudbury comonly called the Cowpen, to fome meete man 
for the tearme of feauen yeares, w* an iniudtion y' the f'^ pfon 
fhall keepe the dry Cattle of the towne of Watertowne & not of 
others, & y* at fuch rate as other men keepe Cattle 

voated y* the paftors maintenance for the yeare enfewing 
fhould be a hundred & fifty pounds to be p'^ in Corne at ^^^o^ 
Court price 

Ould Garfeild & Will Bond are Chofen for Conftables for this 
yeare enfewing. 

The Country rate giuen into there hands in fome is 60-^ -7^-0 
[113] . Att a meeting of the Seleft men 

Ephraim Child his howfe 20* of Nove : 1660 

Voated in refference to the Cafe in difference betwixt the towne 
«& Solomon Johnfon (who we fupofe hath not pformed that pt of 
Couenant betwixt the towne & the fd Solomon) Capt Mafan is 
to pfecute agft the fd Solomon, for breach of Couenant. 

Att a meeting of the Seledl men 
Capt Mafons howfe the 5* of decb. 1660 

The Country Rate being Caft vp & deliuered into 
the hands of the Conftables it amounts in fome to 60^ — 7^ — o^ 

Voated y' Left' Beeres Sarg' Bright & Nathaniell Treadaway 
are impowred to deuide the Land betwixt John Sawin & the 
farme of the towne called the Cowpen, & ftake out Fowrty 
ackres of vpland for the fd Farme w''' the beft conuenience y* 



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may be & as to there best Jugment may be for to the fatiffadion 
of the towne, y« are to take to the Enfigne Shearman for the bet- 
ter effecting thereof. 

Reckoned w'^ the Conftables Sam : Thacher & Ifack Sternes 
for a towne rate of fifty eight pounds fowrteen fhiUings ten pence, 
of \v=h fum sam Thacher hath p^ thirty three pounds nineteen 
fhiUings & ten pence, the remainer is owing by Ifack Sternes. 

Voated, y' Will Bond Conftable, fhould take the 35 law bookes 
into his hands, and fell them for the townes vfe at 2^ - 6<^ p booke 
to fuch of the towne as will pay for the 

Articles of agreement betwixt Henry Curtife 
& the towne concerning the Cowpen 

In primis. The Seleft men in the behalfe of 

e^e . s I ^^ towne haue Lett to Farine the fd Cowpen to 
the fd Curtife for the tearme of feauen yeares w'^ 40 Ackres of 
vpland of w'^^ fowerty ackres thirteene or thereabouts is broken 
vp, the land of John Sawin of Watertowne to be left out, he is 
allib to haue twenty ackres of medow, w'l^ the moft conuenience 
y' can be laid out as belonging to the fd farme both w^^ pcells of 
vpland & medow, are forthw* to be laide out by the towne, & 
he pofelTed therew* by the towne 

2ly : he the fd Curtife is to rece all fuch dry cattle as the In- 
habitants of Watertowne fhall bring to him euery yeare by the firft 
of april and if the fd inhabitants faile to bring or fend to the 
number eightie he may take in of others cattle, to make vp the 
number 80 and not aboue, or if the towne of watertowne fends 
a greater number he fhall rece them, & carefully looke y' y^ niay 
be kept where y« niay haue both food & water as places doe 
afford, allwaies puided y' the price of the townes cattle, be not 
aboue two fhiUings fix pence p head 

[113] 3ly he is not to make any ftrip or wafte of wood or 
timber, but w' is neceflliry for burning building or fencing apon 
the fd Farme 

4ly he is to puide a fufficient Bull euery yeare, & to take pay 
of euery cow beaft aboue 3 yeares ould 

5ly he fhall not cary off the pmifes any compoft, muck or 
manure in the fd tearme of feauen yeares, or fuffer any other to 
doe it, but fiiall forfeit double damag 

61y he is to leaue the fd howfmgs & Fences, as may be fitt for 
habitation windthite & waterthite, w'^ Fences for fafty of corne, 
as himfelfe can w'^ conuenience be in, the time of his lining 
therein 

In confideration heareof, the fd Curtife fhall be rent Free the 
firft yeare, y* he may repaire & make Fitt for habitation, the 
fd howfing and Fencing, & for the fix laft yeares, he is to pay 
fine pounds p annum att the howfe & dwelling of fuch one, as the 
Select men ftiall apoynt w'^in the towne of watertowne and the 
fd payment to be in good & marchantable corne fuch as the 
pmises will afford at price Currant, as allfo he is to pay all rates 
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[114] a note of the names of fuch as 

fend cattle to the dry herde in the yeare (6r) 
Brother Bearfto ------.. ^ 

[115] Decern. 5''^ 1660 

Artickes of agreement betwixt Henry Curtife 
and the towne of Watertowne 

In pri : The Sele6l men in the behalfe of the fd towne haue 
lett to Farme to the fd Curtife, the Cowpen & Farme for the 
tearme of feauen yeares w'^ fowertie ackres of vpland, of w'^h, 13 
or there about is the Land of John Sawin & is to be Left out, he 
is allfo to haue 20 ackres of medow to the fd farme the w'^^ is to 
be laid out w'^ the beft conuenience y' can be, and both vpland 
as medow forthw'^ to be laid out by the towne, & the fd Curtife 
to be pofefled thereof 

2ly The fd Curtife is to rece to fuirier, all fuch dry Cattle, as 
the inhabitants of watertowne fhall bring to him, euery yeare of 
his fd tearme, by the first of Aprill, and if y^ faile to bring 
or fend the number of eightie then he is to make vp the number 
of eightie if he will of other mens but not aboue) and if the 
Inhabitants doe fend a greater number, he fhall rece them, & 
none of other mens, the w'^'^ Cattle, he fhall carefully keep, & if 
any be loft by his or theire negle6l y' looke to them, he fhall be 
refponfable, except he make it appeare to the contrary, and euery 
beaft fo fumred and coming from watertowne fhall pay two fhil- 
lings fix pence, and not aboue 

3ly The fd Curtife, fhall not make ftrip or wafte, of wood or 
timber, but what is necefTarie, for burning, building, & fencing 
apon the pmifes 

4ly The fd Curtife, is to puide one able Bull euerie yeare, & 
to take a valewable confideration of the owner of euerie cow 
beast in his heard w'^'^ is aboue two yeares ould 

5ly he fhall not Carie, or fuft'er any to be Caried off the pm- 
ifes, any Compos dung or manur, w^'in the tearme aboue fd apon 
forfeite of double damag. 

61y he is to Leaue the fd howfing, & fences, not as now y* 
are, but as he fhall Fitt them for his owne comfort and fafty, the 
time he Hues in them, foe fhall he leaue them, both windthite and 
waterthite, w'*^ fences feruiceable to pferue the Corne. 

In confideration whereof, the fd Curtife is to be rent free the 
firft yeare y* he may the better, repayre the howfing & fencing, 
his time begining the firft of January next the date heareof, his 
fecond yeare begining the fame day and mouth, he is to pay the 
fome of 5"^ apon the 20*'^ of march, next after the date of his fec- 
ond yeare, the w'^^ fome is to be p"^ in good & marchantable 
Corne, apon an aprifeall, at fome howfe in Watertowne, where 
from yeare to yeare, he fhall be apoynted by the Selectmen of 
the fd towne, to pay for fix years fucceffiuely 5 pounds p anum. 
In wittnes heareof, the Selectmen in the behalfe of the towne doe 
bind themfelues, & all fucceeding Selecftmen, to make good the 
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& aflignes, to pforme all the aboue named condicions y' are on his 
pS and vnto w'^*' both pties doe Interchangably fett to their hands. 

In the name of the Selectmen 
In pfence of vs Ephraim Child 

Richard Child Henry Curtis 

Ephraim Curtis 

[116] Att a Generall towne meeting 

apon the Laft of Dece. 1660 

Voated acording to a Former agreement, vidz : y« the 35 lawe 
bookes Ihould lye in the hands of Will Bond Conftable, who is 
to fell them to the inhabitants of the towne, at the price afore 
agreed apon, namely 2^-6'^ & to be accomptable to the towne for 
the fame 

Chofen to Order the towne aflaires for this yeare, Cap' mafan 
Ephraim Child. Left. Beeres. Mihell Bearfto, John Winckoll 
Thomas Hastings. Sargant Bright. 

Ephraim Child is Chosen to keep the towne book & to take 
fuch eftate into his hand, as arifeth by lines & Conftable rates. 

M' Norcrofle is Chofen for Schoolm' to teach the children of 
o' inhabitants, For w<^h he is to haue for his Sallery 36-^ for this 
yeare. 

John Brifko & John Bigula are Chofen Surveio' for the high 
waies 

Jofeph Tainter & Henry Freemen are Chofen to looke to the 
order concerning the hogs & Fences 

A meeting of the Seledl men 
the 8'*^ of January 1660. att Bro. Bearftoe 

Apon a complaint of fuch as haue to gather the Country rate 
wee weare informed y' the eftate of the deceafed Joh Flemin was 
left out of the fd rate, It is ordered y* m'' whittney fhall enquire 
apon whofe head it is, & to lett John Bernard know y' if he will 
not make it knowne, y* then m"^ whittney doe warne the fd John 
Bernard to make his anfwer the next meeting of the Sele(5l men^ 
y' the country may not be wrongd 

Agreed (in refference to the well ordering of the inhabytants 
of watertown,) y' the Seledl men fhould deuide thefelves and take 
a Survey of the feuerall families, & take notice as of the wants 
of fome pore families^ as likewife of there improuement of there 
times both concerning there foules, as of there bodies, & this to 
be don agft there next meeting 

[117] Credito' to the towne 

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Roger Willington o — 16 — 8 

M' Whittney i — 5 — o 

John Sawin o — 10 — o 

John Larance i — 01 — 6 

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John Spring 

Tho. Whittney 

Rich. Bloyfe 

Rich. Sautle 

John Bigula 

Jona : Browne 

John. Winter 

Lef* Beeres 

For the country rate 

Samuell Thacher for M' Pheakes 

Edmond Bloyfe 

Edward Garfeild 

John Beniamin 

John Stone 

For the meeting howfe 

For the buying of the amunition 

For the releefe of the pore 

For the meeting howse 

For the exfpencfes of the deputies at boston 

The fines of hogs comes to 

[118] A meeting of the Sele<5lmen 

att Sarg' Brights Janu : 29 (60) 

The Seledlmen having taken a Suruey of the Inhabitants of 
the towne w* refterence to the anfwering of y* law w'^^ requires 
the knowledg of God & excerifing reading to the advancing of 
Catachiiing, & in there returne among other defeds, they find 
diuers pore Families, y* muft be in the firft place releeued, and 
afterwards care to be taken y» fuch Families (be, y^ & there chil- 
dren) improued y* negligence or want of prouidence, be noe 
ocafion of fuch pouertie. 

the families are 

Edward Sanders . & 6 chilldren 

Georg Adams . & 5 children 

Charles Sternes . & 3 children 

Richard Beech . & 4 children. 

Cap* mafan was defired & did accept to gett a Coppie From 
the Country Secretary, of the grant of land giuen by the Genarall 
Court to the towne of watertowne as a recompence of land taken 
otr o'' bounds by Concord. 

Att a publique meeting Febr. 4''^ of, 1660 

Voated by the towne a rate of fifty pounds is to be made for 
this yeare 

A meeting of the Selectmen att Cap' Mafons 12'** March (60) 
Deliuered to the Conftables the towne rate w^^ is in fome 

59><^ — 1 9S — I o'^ 
Apon a complaint of miles Jfues w'** others concerning a gen- 
arall field amongft the planters of the f'' Lands wee doe find by a 
generall acknowligment of the planters y' they haue a written 
couenant, and haue practifed acording to the f'^ couenant, in ref- 



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ference to w^^^ wee the Seledmen doe fay, & determine, y' the f<^ 
Comoners doe malnetayne there f*^ portions of Fences, as for- 
merly, except themfelues agree otherwife 

It is agreed vnto by the Selectmen, concerning o'' 2000 ackres 
of Land, granted vnto the towne, in recompence of fome hinds 
taken oft' by Concord, by the Generall Court, to w^*^ Cap* Mafan 
Left"* Beeres, Sarg' Winckoll, are apoynted to ufe there indeavo" 
to find out where it may be had, acording to the Grant, & to 
make a returne to the towne, & if it may be Followed to the 
efte(fting of the fame 

[119] It is Ordered y* Ephriam Child fhall agree w''^ fome 
one or other for the repayring of the meeting howfe platforme 
Att a meeting att Ephriam Childs 
the 6'h of Nouem : 1661 

The Conftables gaue in there acompt to satiffa6lion excepting 
a receipt from Enfigne Shearman of w' he rec'^ of the conftables, 
Ifack Sterenes & Sam : Thacher 

Reckoned w'^ the Conftables Edward Garfeild & Willi Bond 
this 9'^of Noue : 1661. of the Countre rate in fome 60^ — i^ — 5<^ 
for w'^^ Some we haue a recept of the treafurer in 
full & there remaines in the Conftables hand the 
fome of 2^ — o^ — 6<^ 

Reckoned w'^ Edw : Garfeild & Willi Bond at 
the fame time for a towne rate in fome 59^ — 19^ — 10^ 

reed of the by receips of there feuerall payments 
in fome 56-^ — 15= 

reft in there hands of the towne rate 

of w^^ dew for wages & cariage of corne to bosto 
& charleftowne 



apon both rates towne & Country & there is 
dew to the towne from the forenamed Conftables 2-^ — 19' — 2^ 

Att a publique town meeting 
Nouem : the 18''^ i66r 
Chofen into the place of Conftables Charles Chadwick 
& Nathan Fifke to feme therein this yeare. 

Att a publique towne meeting 
Nouemb : the 25. 1661 
Voated by the towne, that there fhould be a rate made for the 
Paftors maintenance for this yeare one hundred 
and fixty pounds ido^ 

Ordered y* Richard Sawtell fhould take a new Invoyce. 
A meeting at John winckoUs of the 
feledlmen, the lo**^ dece, 1661 
M'' Norcrofte gaue in his acompt apon w*^^ there 
is dew of the thirteene pounds, & apon promife 
■fix pounds w'^'^ makes 19-^ — 00 — 00 

John winckoll & Richard Sawtell flaould make 
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[130] A meeting of the Select men dec: the 30'^ 1661 
att Left : Beeres. apon Thom : bastings acompt 

In refference to the Former orders concerning the bounds of 
the Farme of the towne Comonly called the Cowpen ; it was 
Comitted onto Left. Beeres & Henery Bright, In primis it is 
bounded w'^ Sudbury line : the North vv**^ the highway, the east 
w''^ the farme land w*^^ Curtife doth Farme : the South w'^ the 
como land, all w'^^ bounds was to the Satiffacftion of the towne & 
John Sawin, & the twenty ackres of medow belonging to the {^ 
farme, was layd out by the aboue named & John Shearman 
butted and Bounded 

Witness our Hands Ric Beeres 

Henrie Bright 

[The name of Mary Mafon is written with different ink below 
the above two signatures apparently at a later date. — Eds.] 

the townfe debts 

M'' norcrofle is Credito'' 

To will Shattock for phillpott howfe 

James knop for the ftocks 

Cap' mafan 

Abram how, for board for philpott 

Garritt church 

Mihill Bearfto to the meeting howfe & other pticulars 

Henry Bright to the meeting howfe 

Lef' Beeres to philepott & oarton 

To The Conftable Nathan Fiske apo 

a wollfe & 3 foxes 
Bro. Bloyfe for wages & nayles 
a meeting howfe lock 
Richard bloyfe for lathe 
Tho. haftings 
John winckoll for fencing the land 

of the widow Braibroke & wheate 
Richard Sawtle for the invoyce 
to Charles Chadwick 
to Sam : Thacher for M"' pheakes 
for the County rate 
Sam : Liuermore 
Coolige 
James Barnard 
Jonathan Browne 
metop 
Fleg 

Charges of the deputies for 3 meetings 
Nath : Treadaway 

131] Att a publike town meeting the 6'^ 1661 

Ordered by a voate that if any of o"" inhabitants fhall kill any 

woalfe w*in o'' owne bounds y« fhall rec of the towne fowerty 

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Agreed that there fliall be a towne rate for this yeare 
the fome of fixty pounds 60^ 

Chofen for Surveio"^* John Barnard Tho : Fleg, for this yeare 

Chosen for to fee to the well ordering of fences and looking to 
the order of hogs y* it be pformed & at times apoynted by the 
towne, John^^inrie & Nath. Coolig. 

M"' Norcrofle is made choyfe of for a fchoolemafter to teach 
the youth of the towne, & he is to haue for his Sallery of the 
towne as in former times, w'^ the addition of fix pounds 36-£ 

Chofen for to order the towne affaires for this yeare Ephraim 
Child, Cap'mafan. Thomas Hastings. Lef'Beeres. mihill Bearfto. 
Edward Garfeild. John winckoll 

Chofen to the keeping of the towne Boke Ep. Child 

deiuered into the hands of the Conftables 
the Countrie Rate in fome 

deiuered into the hands of the Conftables 
the towne rate in fome 
and being newly made it comes to 60^ — 8^ — i'^ 

abate. 10 — 5 

Att Lef Beeres march the firft 

the Country rate made for 2i'£ — 14^ — 4^^ 
and deliuered to the Conftables 

March the 11* (61) Rec'^ of Brother Sternes a peece of Cot- 
ton Cloth in quantity 4 yds & allmoft 3 qrs at 2^ — 6'^ p y^ & is 
apon the acompt of w' was fhort in the difcharg of his towne 
rate, of w'^'' there was dew to Ephr : Child ten fhillings 

march the 12* 1661 Apon an acompt betwixt the conftables 
Isack Sternes & Samuell thacher at LeO Beeres apon the 26 of 
Febr : the o — 36 — i I'l w^h ^r^^g ^jg^^^ ^^ ^j^g towne from the, is 
difcounted and made voyd 

[132] Blank. [133 is to be found after 129. The date of 
next entry being 061. 6, 1662 appears in a different handwriting. 
— Eds.] 

[134] At a meeting of the propriators of the farme lands 
the fixt Day of o6lober 1662 

Chofen to moderate the proceedings of the meeting 
Deacon Thomas Haftings 

In abfence of the clarke John Wincoll was chofen to record the 
a6ls of the meeting 

Voted by the major part of the propriators that the farme lands 
fhall bee laid out 

Agreed by the major part of the propriators of the faid farme 
lands that acording to order of the coinifiloners for plotting of the 
lands the propriators haue agreed with Enfigne John Sherman to 
plott it and whereas there lies feverall hundreths acres of meadow 
within the fd land the faid meadowes are to be meafured and caft 
out & a plott of the vplands brought in to the proprietors for the 
drawing of lotts, in which plott of vpland the fd John Sherman 
fhall alfo bring in the number of acres contained in it, and when 
the severall lotts are proportioned and drawn the fd John Sher- 



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man fhall meafure out to every proprietor his pticular lott and to 
haue for his paines in the whole worke, two pence p acre the 
meadow excepted that is to be caft out : the fd two pence p acre 
to be paid in wheate peafe rye or Indian corne at merchants price 
for monyes & the chaine to be carried at the charge of the pro- 
prietors for the whole worke and the whole worke to bee finifhed 
by the firlt day of Aprill 1664 and it is further agreed that the 
faid John Sherman fhall hire men to carry the chaine in taking 
the plott aforesd & to bee allowed by the fd proprietors three Ihil- 
lings p day for every man fo hired and to be paid when the gen- 
erall plott is brought in. 

This confented vnto by the sd John Sherman 

John Sherman 

This agreement confented to by the Cofhittee 

Thomas Hastings 
Willm Barfham 
John Wincoll 

[135] Nouember 24* 1662 

Deliuered in to the Conftables hands a rate for 
the country to be gathered oflixty eyght pounds eight 
Ihillings four pence ^2>^ — 8^ — 4«^ 

17* Granted to M'' Sherman for this yeer 
one hundered and forty pounds \\o^ 

defember 30'^ 1662. In refarance to the order of the feleclmen 
Enfign Sherman haue laid out a parcell of land to Daniel Warren 
in fatiffa(5lion of fum land that John warren his Father bought of 
the town w<^^ land is on the north fide of beauer brook bounded 
with the Land of John winkall Thomas ftraight and John Wenter 
on the fouth and Beniamin Crifp his meddow on the west with 
comon Land on the north and eaft and the bounds betwen the 
comon land rune from the weft fid of beniamin Crifp his medow 
from a ftak a bought four rods weft ward of the faid medow to a 
tre marked at beauer brook and the quantity of the Land is by 
eftemation ten or twelue ackers this Land is confermed to the faid 
daniel Waren 

January the 12* 1662 at a publik town meeting. 

Chosen to manage the Afairs of the town Capttain Maflbn 
Leift°* Beers Tho Hastings Willi Bond Nathanell Treadaway 

Choflbn For Survayers of the Hay wayes Richard Waight & 
Isaak Sternes 

M"^ Norcrofe was Chofen Schoollmafter and was to be a lowed 
for his wagis thirty pounds 

Choflen to Looke after Hoggs and Fences Samuell Thatcher 
and Chriftopher Grant alfo to look to the exicution of Catle and 
fheep orders 

Januory i9'i^ 1662 Granted a town Rate of thirty and two 
pounds nine (hillings and a penny 

Ordered that Enfigne Sherman and willyam Barfham fhall 
veiw the mill Bridg and appoynte the Survayers what is to be 
done in matter of repayre and if they fee Caufe to make any 
addiflion to the Towne rate they have power fo to Doe and fea- 
fonably to giue in the fume into the Seledl men 



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Theire returne is that for the pfent Sumer the Suruayers may 
by Days work of the inhabitance prop vp the plancks and fet vp 
a raile which may ferue vntill the town Can make anew bridg 

[136] At ameeteing at Left. Beeres the 

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John Chenery was Complained of for his defeat in not regu- 
lating his Swine according to Towne order : The feuerall 
defeats proued by John Hamond Elliz Barron and Sarah Church 
he was fined 19^ — 6^ 

John Chenery and nathaniell Coolidg Complaining of Garret 
Church and Roger willington for Infufficent fence and their not 
mending it after 2 Daies they ware fined 10^ apeece 

John Cheneries fine is added to his Town Rate : and whereas 
Garrets Due is 9 and o,^ out of it : ther is 3^* aded to his rate and 
fo he is fully paid 

At ameeting at Cap mafons the 6th of Aprell 1663 

Sarient Bright Sarient Bloyse and John mafon ware Chofen 
to perambulate this pfent year 

nouember the i6*^ 1663 at a Generall town meeting 

It was agreed that the paftuor fhall haue for his maintainace 
this yeer on hundered and forty pounds 

M"^ Whetney was CholTen to take an Inventory of the eftate of 
the towne 

John Bigullah and John Sawen wear Chofen Conftables 

It was agreed that the Schooll houfe fhall be repayred 

[137] The Cuntry Rate for the yere 63 amounts to 62 — 13 
— 8 Deliuered in to the hands of the Conftables John Sauen 
and John Bigulah 

At a town meeting at Nathaniell Treadaway his houfe defem- 

The rate was dew to ber the \^''^ 1663 Henry Mattack being behind 

pay in the year 1663. jj^ j^jg ^^^^ ^^ Pastur Sherman was warned to 

a peer before the felledl men who refufeingto a peer was fined five 

fhillings 

It was agreed by the felle(5l men that Henry Mattack fhould 
haue liberty within three dayes to pay his rate to Pastuo"" Sher- 
man of 7s and 2^ w^i^ if he the faid henry fhall refufe to doe it is 
ordered that Capttaine Mafl!bn fhall efTue out a warrent tothecon- 
ftable to make a deftrefe vpon the goods of the faid henry for his 
rate and fine and in cafe that noe goods of his be found then the 
conftable is to cary him before a Magistrat. 

29 I 10 I 63 At William Bond his houfe the Cunftables Tho 
Fleg and John Traine gaue in their account of the Cuntry and 
Towne Rate the 29 of Decem and they are Debtors to the 
towne 4 — 13 — 6 

Accounted with Samuell Thatcher the 29 | 10 | 63 for all 
Charges aboute M^ Feakes both Liueing and dead and vpon the 
afllgneing of M^ Feaks Eftate to him only i — i — o excepted 
hee Doth remaine Debtor to the Towne 16 — 9^ 

Joseph Tainter being Complained of for takeing in of 5 or 6 
foote of the highway both of the fouth and eaft fide of his home 



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lot it being ConfelTed by himfelfe wee doe leaue it to the Confid- 
eration of the whole Towne 

Edward Garfeild vpon the account of his Conftablefhip is found 
Debtor to the Towne o — i6 — 5 paid : 6^ — 5^^ 

[128] 29 (10) 63 Roger willington haueing giuen in an 
account of to Rates to great diffadlion both to paster and felecft- 
men we haue appoynted Leift Beeves and Willyam bond to deale 
with him to bring him to a more tollavable account or elfe to 
pfent him to the grandiury 



What the Seledl men haue laid out for the vfe of the Towne 
this yeare 

By mee Hugh mafon 

To Hugh paflam i boofhell of Indian o — 3 — 

and in liluer when his wife was fick o — 2 — 
to John Chenery for 2 Cords of wood for 

passam and aboofhell for his wages 
to Tho Torball for Tho whitnies Child 
to Richard Sautell in p' of his wages 
to old Saunders when his wife Lay in, 

Cloak and ablanket and porke o — 11 — • 

paid to mee fhort of my towne debt o — 10 — 

due for my fonn for gooing to perambulate i — o — 

2 boofli Indian to Henery Goddin for passam o — 6 — 

to passam 2 booshels of meale o — 6 — 



0—15 — 
— 08 — 
o — 04 — 



mor for widdow Brabook as dooth apeare 



4— 4 



in our pticular account — i — iS — 8 — in all 6 — 
whereof I haue receiued the rent of the Cowpen 
2oboofhelsoflndian5 pound Remanes due to mee i — 4 — 4 



nathaniell Treadaway hath laid out for widdow 
Brabooks vfe 



Tho haftings for paflam in mony 
and fuger and Candell 
to Juft houlding for 2 loads of wood 
and to good Line for boarde for 
widdow Brabroks houfe 



03 
6 — 



— o 



I — 14 



10 



o 9 

o — 19 



8— 6 



Leift Beares for wid Brabooke i — 7 — 8 

for philpot 6 — 9^ 

ouerrated to the paster 4 — 9 in all 1 1 — 6 



I — 19 — 2 



debtor to henery Goddin for dressing pafl!ams leg i — 10 
wherof he hath Receiued 4 boofhel Indian Corne 12^ 



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[139] due to M'' Norcroffthat fhould haue ben 
paid before the Conftables gaue in their account 3 — 10 — 8 
and to nathaniell Coolidg more i — 6 — 7 

and to John Chenery more i — i — 7 

due to lariant Brite and for Bloyse for 

perambulation this yeare 63 2 — o — o 

due to John wetherell for henery Godden o — 6 — a 

4 (11) 63 At agenerall Towne meeting it is ordered that 

Joseph Tainterfhall Inioy that Lands which he hath taken in and 

that is the trew boundery of his home lot 

granted anthony perse 3 rods of Land Joyning to his fence for 
to make a Conuenient place for his Cattell 

Chofen for to order the aftayers of the Towne for this yeare 
1663 the 4(11) 

Inligne fherman myhell Berftow Seriant Bright nathanell 
Treadaway Joseph Tainter John Bifco John Haman John Cool- 
idg fenior John fawen 

Infigne Shearman was Chofen to keepe the Towne Booke 

[133] At a meeting of the propyeters of the farmes defem- 
ber the 21 1663 It was agreed the Farm Land fhould be deuided 
in to hafe mile devilions and that the ceinerall lots fhall begen 
next to Cambridg Bounds, and foe to goe vp and down till all the 
land is lotted out 

Agreed that the Cowpen dooth belong to the farme land 

[130] At a Generall Towne Meetinge : 4 (10) 1663 
after the Choyse of y^ Sele(5t men : 

Ordered : that y^ first mundy of the ninth month anually : thear 
Ihall be a publique : Towne-Meetinge (by 9 of the Clock in y' 
morning att which Meetinge ; the pastors Mayntinance Shall be 
agreed vpon & a rate for Town Charges (if any be needfull) 
granted ; & the Schoole-mafter agreed with — & the Select men 
Chosen — as allfo the Cunftables ; Survayors of the high-wayes : 
& men chofen to prosecute the orders Refpedling Fences : Swyne : 
Cowes oxen Sheep ; ect — or what els may be psentd of publique 
Concernment 

the Deacons with Capt Mafon Leift Beeres & John Sherman 
weare apoynted to order the sitting of pfons in the meeting- 
house 

The Towne granted a Rate of Eaighty pound for Town Charges 

Chofen for Survayers of the high-wayes : willyam Shattack 
Henery Springe. 

Chosen to prosecute the Orders abough hogs Cattell sheep & 
Fences Robt Herington — John Whetny : Junior 

The Towne agreed with Samuell Thatcher (att Foure Shillings 
p weeke) for the keeping of widdow Brabrick : one whole yeare : 
— the yeare began the 25 of may laft 

Att a Meetinge of y^ Sele<5l men att Mychaell Barftows 
y« 8 of (11) 1663 

Joseph Tayntor & Nathanell Treadaway : weare apoynted to 
make the Town Rate 



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agreed that theare Shall be a publique Town-meetinge : vpon 
the iS day of this instant month : for the proprietors of y^ Fearme 
Land & the reft of the Inhabitance : to meet : to Determin 
abought the houfe & Land Hennry Cuttris Hue in : & the rent 
due ; to y« end of his Leafte : — AHb to agree with the Schoole- 
master : ect : & notice to be giuen of it to the inhabitance : by a 
wrightinge sett vpon y^ Meeting houfe-dore : & John Sawin to 
mention it the saboth before ; after eueninge exercifse 

Agreed that Samuell Thatcher & Chriftopher Grant fhall be 
warned (by Seirgt Bright) to the meeting of the Select men ; ye 19 
of this month ; (att Mychaell Bairftows) to giue accounts of 
what thay did abought hogs Fences & other Cattell y^ years paft 
in refferance to the exicution of their office. 

Seirgt Bright was apoynted to warne goodman egeles (to the 
meettinge of y^ select men, att the time aforesayd) to answer for 
FelHnge a bound tree : Between Cambridge & Watertowne 

Corporall Hamon was apoynted to take care that Hugh paffon 
be prouided of wood. 

[131] att a Generall Towne Meetinge of the proprietors of 
the Fearme Lands & the reft of y^ Inhabitance of Watertowne : 
18 (11) 1663 

M'' Norcroff was chofen Schoole-mafter : vntill the firft : 2<^ day 
of the 9* month next infueinge — & to be payd for his time after 
the rate of thirty pound y^ yeare — of which m"^ Norcroff accepted 

Agreed by the proprietors oftheFearme Land: That Henery 
Cuttris fhall hould his leaffe of the Cowpenn ; vntill his leaffe be 
exspired 

Agreed that the houfe & Land belonginge to the sayd Cow- 
penn ; shall not bee deuided with the Fearme Land : but shall ly 
to the vfeof y^ proprietors : & the rent remayne : alfo to their vfe. 

Agreed That the Charge of the takeinge of the plott of the 
Fearme Land shall be payd by the next rent due from the Cow- 
penn 

Capt Mafon — & John Cooledge Sen"^ are chofen to receaiue the 
rent of the Cowpenn (that is not affigned) & lay it out for the vfe 
of the proprietors 

Agreed That pickrams & pallmers diuidens shall be layd out 
vpon the rocks by Thomas Straight : & the Sele6t-men ; to deter- 
min the number of akers thay shall haue 

att a Meetinge of the Select-men att Michaell Bairftows 
19 (11) 63. 

The hogreiffes : Samuell Thatcher & Christopher Grant : 
psented a lift of thos perfons that weare deffedtiue : in hogge 
Fences & other cattell : the laft yeare the suiii of the Fines 
amount vnto 08-^ — 13^ — 04*^ 

The suiii of the Towne-rate : giuen to the Cunstables John Sawin 
& John Bigulah amounts vnto and woodwards fine 84-^ — 16^ — 1 1'^ 

George woodward was fined for forty hopp-poles 01^ — 00^ — oo'* 

& for Charge of witneffes 00 — 03 — 00 



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ordered That palmer & pickram fhall haue the same quantity 
of land vpon the rocks That was granted to them in the grant of 
the deuidends. 

ordered that Solamon & John Johnfon (of Mallbury fhall be 
sued att Court or before a Magiftrate (as their dues require) for 
what thay are behynd in the rate due to the Mineftry 

[132] att a Meetinge of the Select-Men att Searg* Brights 
the 8 of the 12'"° 1663 

goodman gennry is to carry too coards of wood to Hugh paflbn 
goodman paflbn is allowed two Bufhells of Indian corn out of the 
towne rate in the Cunftables hands 

ordered that fouer Bufhells of Indian corn be left in the hand of 
John CoUeg seni"^ to releiue phillpott 

M'' Whetney makeing som Miftakes in Caftinge the Invoyce : 
whearby suin wronge is done in seauerall Rates ; it is ordered 
that Joseph Tayntor and Nathanell Treadaway shall veiwe the 
invoyce : & what thay finde : not to be right caft vp : thay are to 
caft it vp right : and amend it on the rates 

_John Cooledge s"^ & Serg* Bright shall take a Survaye of the 
amunition in Charles Chadwickes hand : & make reporte to the 
Select men what thay Finde 

granted leaue to John Hamond to haynge a gate att the end 
of the lane that Leade to his houfe (next widow Crofles) & 
to Fence the reft of that end with two rayles : to keepe great Cat- 
tell out of that lane 

Agreed that y^ hogreiffs (or any other alowed by order) shall 
haue the whole Fine for all swine or cattell : taken deftectiue : in 
remote meddows or vpland adjacent : & wheare the owners are 
not knowen ; they shall haue added their charge of Bringing to 
the pound 

att a generall Towne Meetinge 22 (12) 1663 
Ordered that all towne rates & Fines shall be gathered by the 
same rule & order that the Cuntry rate is gathered by ; 

Att a meetinge of the Select Men att John Biscos 
the 8 of the first 1663 — 64 

it appearinge that John Trayne had taken into his hand : one 
Barell of the powder that was prouided for Store ; by order of the 
generall Court 

It is ordered that John Trayne fhall forthwith prouide one Bar- 
ell of good powder for the suply of the said store ; & goodman 
Tayntor to se it done : & alfo goodman tayntor is to search the 
Bai-rell of powder in Charles Chadwichs hand to try what con- 
dition it is in & make reporte to the Select men att their next 
meetinge 

[133] _att a Generall Townemeetinge 14 (i) 1663 — 64 
The Comitte made theire Returne of what thay had Joyntly 
agreed vpon : abought the Seatinge the Inhabitance in the Meet- 
inge-houfe — which beinge twice reade : it was accepted by the 
towne & Confirmed as the ad: of the whole towne 



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Ordered that the Next Saboth day euery pson shall take his or 
their seate apoynted to them : & not to goe into any other seats 
wheare others are placed : & if one of the inhabitance shall adle 
Contrary : he or she shall ; for the firft oflence be reproued by the 
Deakons : & for the 2^ offence to pay a Fine of two shillinge : & 
y^ like fine for eury offence after. 

Ordered that for the futer:Nathanell Treadaway& Joseph Tayn- 
tor ; with the Deakons : are Chofen & impoured to act in all 
emergent ocasione ; to place people in the meetinghoufe as need 
do require 

Ordered that pigs att one month ould ; shall be regulated as the 
order for swine prouide 

Thomas whetny was Chofen to take care that no Dogs Com into 
the Meeting-hous vpon the saboth days or other times of pub- 
lique worship : by whiping them out of the houfe : or any that be 
neere to the houfe att such times : & to haue for his paynes & 
care thirty shillinge p yeare 

att a Meetinge of the Select men, att John Hamonds : 28 (i) 1664 

Ordered that Thomas whetney (in regard of his present neffelity) 
shall haue the one half of his Sallery payd him in hand 

agreed that Edward Sanders shall haue three bufh of Indian 
Corne 

Joseph Tayntor is Chofen to prife goods that com in for towne 
debts or Rates 

Agreed that John Sherman shall take care to procure a saffe & 
convenient place in & vpon the timbers of the meeting-houfe for 
the layinge of the ammunition : prouided by the generall Court 
order 

agreed that John Geiiery shall be payd 9^ — 09*^ due for his 
service abought the swine in y^ yeare 1663 : 

agreed that deacon Bright seirg' Bloyff & John Mafon shall 
attend to run the Bounds with Dedham : betwene Dedham & 
Watertowne : which was neglected by Dedham laft yeare, & to 
be attended the laft Tufday in aprill 

Anthony White appeareing before the Select men : did owne 
that Sary Bullard is his Couenant servant for one yeare : from the 
laft of the 12 month paft till one yeare be Fully ended 

agreed that the Cow of goody Brabricks in Leift Beeres hand 
shall be sould to discharge pt of what the towne hath pad for hur 
this psent yeare 

goody Brabricks houfe & Barne with the vpland & medow ad- 
joyninge : is let to John Hamond for one yeare : for which he 
ingage to pay forty shillings : to be payd in Corne att price current 

Joseph Tayntor haueing searched the Barrell of powder in 
Charles Chadwicks hand : informed the towne that the sayd Bar- 
rell of powder is in good Condition: & is farr Better than the 
Barrell that John trayne hath jDrouided : for what the sayd Trayne 
took away 

[134] att a Meetinge of the Select-men, 8 (2) 64, 
att Deacon Brights 
Whereas the inhabitance of watertown ; (That Vffally put their 



82 Waterto-wn Records. 

Cattell to the Towne heard ; viz from Sam Thatcher to George 
Lorance) Complayne that theare haue ben warninge giuen : for 
all confearned to meet ; to hyre a heardfman : & many will not 
Com, becafe thay will not heard their Cattell but lett them goe 
without any sufficient keeper, contrary to the order of the towne ; 
& to the great darnage of the inhabitance : for redrelTof such 
abufles it is ordered : That all Cattell from Sam thatchers to 
george Lorances (except such Cattell as are kept in pticular 
inclofiers) the owners of such cattell shall putt them to John Tray 
to keep for the psent sumer : & shall pay the sayd Tray acordinge 
to the couenant made by Decon Bright & others : 

Ordered that John Cooledge Sen Deacon Bright John Bifco : 
shall lay out a highway of tenn rod wide betweene Cambridge 
line & M'' eires greate lott : & to warne John gennery to remoue 
his Fence : both theare & in the highway by widow CrofTes. 

Deacon Bright is to warne Samuell gearfleild to returne the 
child to Cambridge : that he tooke from thence to Nurfle. 

At a Meetinge of the Select-men the 3 of May 64 
att John Coolidge sen 

Deacon Thatcher coiiiinge to giue his accompt of the Tenty-one 
shillings (excepted in his account abought m"' Feakes ectate) 
pfented that he had giuen to widow Brabrick & Fillpott & edward 
Sanders (to releifle their neflefity) tenn shillings; of the said sum 
of 01-^ — 01^ which the town allowed of 

agreed with Deacon thatcher to keepe widdow Brabrick (vntill 
the next Choyfe of the select men) vpon the same price by the 
weeke as was then agreed vpon ; when the psente select-men 
weare chofen. 

[135] Att a Meetinge of the Seledt-men att John Sawins : 
30 (6) 1664 

Deacon Bright & Joseph Tayntor, beinge apoynted by the 
seledl-men : to take care to lodge the aiiiunition (prouided by 
order of the generall Courte) in the Cheft prouided in the meet- 
inge-houfe — Made their returne ; that they had done it: & the 
store of afhunition theare lodgd by them was : two barrells of 
pouder containinge five score & 14^ p barrell net & tf — & 
fiue rundletts & one bage with bulletts : containinge three-hun- 
dred & two pounds : with ye caflc grofs hundreds ; & sixty-foure 
pound of mach. 

att a meeting of the selectmen at Nath. Treadaways y^ 6 (7) 1664 
the Invoyce of the state of the towne beinge taken for the Cuntry 
Rate ; Returne was made to the sheire towne acordinge to 
Court order as Foloweth 

The Vallew of houfinge Land & Cattell : 

amounteth vnto 7572-^ — 18* 

The number of heads o^54 

Tradesmen for their trades & income thearby 0347 

trades with this prouifo that the County Did the 
like w'^ all tradesmen 



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Att a meetinge of the Select-men att Joseph Tayntors : 
II (8) 1664 

John Cooledge senr Deacon Bright, goodman Bairfto : are 
chofen to veiwe the Watercourfe : that m'' NorcrolT haue taken 
in : & to Determin what is to be done in the case: & make 
returne to the towne 

goodman Bifco goodman treadaway & goodman Tayntor are 
apoynted to veiwe the wateringe before Charles — ftearns houfe : 
adioyninge to Thomas Vnderwoods ground : & alfo the water- 
courfe att the end of the lane about goodman Springs which vfeth 
to pafs through the Corner of the lott that was Willyam palmers ; 
& order what shall be done & make Returne to the Towne : 

Roger willington & John wilington ; being warned to the 
meetinge of the selectmen : Vpon Complaynt of sum deliquence 
about Fafhon of John willingtons aparill : & not apearinge : thay 
weare Fined 5* apiece : for non appearance 

att a Meetinge of the Select-men att John Shermans — i (9) 1664 

John whetny & Robt Herington ; psented the deftecfts abought 
hogs & other Cattell : & made proft thear of: both of the deflects ; 
& the warninge of the deliquents to appeare : all that appeared: 
their pleas & alligations weare heard : & their refpectiue Fines 
determined which are entered in a lift left with the towne Book 
the sum 7^^ — 18* 

Sudbury Cattell : to the number of 103, being taken in our 
Bounds without a keeper & brought to our towne by the hogreiffs 
(John grought & John Rutter ingaged for the fine : who appeard 
& made their plea) the towne acordinge to order agreed thay 
should agree with the hogreiftes ; to whome the whole fine (of 6"^ 
p head was due & so doeinge they ware difcharged 

The order made 11 (S) 64 for a Coiriitte to veiwe a water- 
courfe which (suiri faid m'' Norcroffhad taken in) is repealed 

whereas Jonathan whetny & Danill Meddup are intendinge to 
goe to Cape Fare : & the towne feareinge thir wiues or children 
may be in want in their abfence : & thay not beinge willinge to 
satiffy the select-men vpon their demand : 

[136] The town apoynted goodman Bairftow goodman Col- 
ledge & goodman Tayntor to Call Jonathan whetney & Danill 
Meddup before M'' Danforth or sutri other magiftrate 

which acordingly was done : & Jonathan whetney before m'' 
Danforth ingaged to leaue (for his wiues & childrens supply in his 
abfence : in the hand of Tho. Flegg (as a debt then due 36-^ : to be 
paid yearly in 3 years : & the vallew of 14-^ in Cattell in his 
wiues hand. 

Danill Meddup att the same time & place ingageth : to leaue 
a Cow in the hand of Rich. Bech : & 4-^ in the hand of Jofeph 
Morfs Juno'' : & abought 30 bfh of Indian corne : & the moft pt 
of 10-^ which he had receiud of morfs : all to remaine for the vie 
of his wife in his abfence. 

Roger willingeton appeareinge before the selectmen ; vpon his 
acknowledgement his fine was remitted 



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John willington appeareinge the same Day ; & vpon his Jufti- 
fvinge himlelf & Condeminge the towne : as haueinge no power 
to deale with him : for his apparill ; or to warne him to appeare : 
his Fine was Contineued : & the Cunftable ordered to deliuer it 
into the vie of the towne — & John willingtons deliquency in 
apparill to be delt in afterward as the cafe require 

att a generall towne metinge : 7 (9) 1664 

agreed that the paftor fhall haue for this yeare 140^ whearof 
12-^ fhall be putt into the towne rate & payd into the Deacons 
hand to procure wood for the paftor & the paftors rate made for 
128 

m'' Norcrofs is Chofen Schoolmafter for the year infuinge vpon 
the same tearmes as the yeare before : 

m"' Norcrofs except of it 

Capt Mafon John Sherman Joseph Tayntor, Nath Treadaway 
John Cooledge senor : goodman Bairftow John Bigulah : are 
Chofen to order the aflaiers of the towne for the year infuinge : 

John Sherman was chofe to keep the towne Books : 

goodman Alin & Robt Herington weare Chofen cunftables 

willyam Shattak & willyam page weare Chofen suruayors of 
the highwayes 

John Beniamin & John Springe weare Chofen to fe to the 
orders abought swine Cattell & Fences 

agreed that the Law of the gennerall Court : fortheaffefmentof ef- 
tates : to pay the rates for publique Charges shall be the rule to alfefs 
theeftates of the inhabitance for all town rates ; poll mony exceptd 

the standinge coiriitte appoyntd by the towne to remoue perfons 
in the meetinge houfe vpon Death or remoueall of any of the 
inhabitance ; are allowed to act in the better accomidateinge of 
any perfons att prefent if thay fe caufe 

[137] Goodman Bairftow goodman Cooledge Sr & good- 
man Tayntor weare Chofen : & impouered by the proprietors of 
the Cowpen — Fearm : wheare Hennry Cuttris line ; to sell the 
said Fearme houfeing & land thearto belonginge to thofe that will 
by it & giue the moft for it : for such pay: to satiffy for layinge 
out the Fearme : the time apoynted for the attending of the saide 
sale is next munday ; by 9 of the clock in the morninge att good- 
inan Tayntors houfe 

The town granted to Danill Hudfon ; that the two acres of 
land granted him formerly vpon Condition ; is now granted Free 
to be difpofed of by him to his heires or affignes, as a Free eftate : 
any orders formerly made notwithftandinge : 

att a Meetinge of the Select-men att Capt Mafons 
the 29 of the 9 1664 

agreed that seauerall of the Ihabitance are for their trades & 
arts to beare Charge to the miniftry & towne ; & in refferance 
thearevnto their invoyce is to be advanced ; acordinge to the order 
agreed vpon att the Generall Towne meetinge 

The Invoyce of thee towne ; taken for towne Rates : beinge 



Watertown Records, 85 

pfitted by addition of houfinge stocks & trades : Jofeph Tayntor ; 
natli Treadaway, with Nathan Fiske ; weare apoynted to make 
the Rates for the paftor : & towne charges 

Joseph Tayntor & Nath treadaway with Nath Fiske haueinge 
made the paftors & Towne Rate : the rates weare entered into 
the Townes Booke of acc"*^ ; & Firmed ; acordinge to the agree- 
ment of the Selectmen. 

[138] Att a Meetinge of the 7 Men att Myhell Bearftows 
37 (10) 1664 

Goodman Bigulah is chofen to prife for the towne what is 
brought in for payment of Rates & Fines 

agreed that willyani Shattack shall injoy the land (he bought 
of sandors,) to him & his heirs; prouided willyam Shatack pay 
to sandors for his Bread corne to spend in his houfe twenty bufh- 
ells of good merchantable Indian corn. 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-men : att goodman Cooledges 
the 7(12) 1664 

Willyam page i beinge Chofen Suruayor of the highwayes for 
this pfent, & he beinge deceaffed — John Trayne is Chofen sur- 
uayor : to Joyne with willyam Shattacke for this yeare 

Att a meetinge of the Sele6l Men att Nathanell Treadaways : 

23 (3) 65 

ordered that goodman Tayntor & goodman Treadaway : shall 
warn ould goodman page & his wife, goody gearffeild senior, 
good wiiTe Stearns senior : John Ball, goodwife sawtell : to the 
next meetinge of the selectmen : at John Bigulahs (the laft tufday 
of June next : to anfwer for not attendinge ther seates in the 
meetinghous apoynted them by the Towne. 

granted to John Bigulah the hill before his Barne att the playn 

[139] Att a Meetinge of the Select-Men att John Bigulahs 
the 27 of June 1665 

ordered that Capt Mason : Joseph Tayntor ; & John Sherman ; 
shall veiwe the two acers of land granted Isaack Mixer ; in patch 
medow ; & consider the grant with the respectiue bounds ; & 
determine whether theare be not land left for a highway ; for the 
vfe of the towne 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att Josephes Tayntors : 
5 (7) 1665 

the Coiriitte abouesayd made their Returne (vpon the veiwinge 
of Isaack Mixers grant in patch medow ; that theare is left for the 
townes vfe Fouer rod for a highway : notwithstandinge Isaacke 
Mixers grant : & thearfore doe determin that the proprietors of 
that land shall leaue a highway (from north to south of fouer rod 
wide : w'^ this prouifo that it be att which end the proprietors 
pleafe ; either eaft or weft : 

granted that John Sherman ; hath liberty to Fence vp the end 
of the lane (that run by his houfe) next Strabury hill (att his 
owne coft & charge) prouided he hainge a Convenient gate for 
Cart horfs or Foott to pafs ; or Driffl of Cattell 



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Att a meetinge of the Selectmen att John Shermans : 
ye 31 (8) 1665 

all those that weare deliquente (in refierance to the towone 
orders) the yeare past ; beinge warned to prefent what thay had 
to object : & thir refpectiue pleas beinge heard the towne deter- 
mind such Fines as appeard Jufty due ; & haue giuen the towne 
(& the Survayors of Fences sw3ne & other Catle) Creditt for 
them in the Booke of the Townes acc°"'* 

Deacon Bright & John Sherman weare Chofen to veiwe what 
swampe the towne haue att the lower end of the towne : & make 
reporte to the next meetinge of the select men 

[140] Att a generall towne metinge the 6 of the (9) 1665 

Capt Mafon John Sherman Jofeph Tayntor : John Colidge 
senior Nath Treadaway Corporall Bond John Liuermore senior : 
John Sherman was Chofen to keepe y^ Book 

Robt Herington Nath Coolidge were chofen Cunftable 

John Stratton samuell stearnes are Chofen survayors of the 
highways 

willyam peery & John Hamond are Chofen suruayors of swine 
Catteli & Fences : 

M"^ Norcrofs is Chofen schoolemafter for the yeare enfuinge 
vpon the tearmes as formerly : which he accepted of: 

Tho whetny is Chofen to keep the dogs from the meetinghoufe 

nath Fifk is Chofen to take a new invoyce for the town Rate : 
&. the paftors Rate 

ordered that the select-men take care to order the beards of 
Catteli & their seauerall Bounds for raynge in the woods ; & make 
seafonable Returne to the towne, what thay Judge meett thearin : 
for the good of all the proprietors : 

grantd to the paftor 128 for this yeare — & i2.^ more to be putt 
into the towne rate : to prouide wood for the paftor 

granted a towne Rate for the paftors wood & other Charge — -^74 

Att a meetinge of the select-men att Corporall willyam Bonds : 
21 (9) 1665 

the paftor being pfent : the two Cunftables weare Chofen to 
take care of the youth vpon the saboth days & other times of pub- 
lique worfhipe : in reft'erance to the order of Courte ; 

Joseph Tayntor & Nath Treadaway with Nath Fifk are to 
make the Cuntry paftors & towne Rates 

att a meetinge of the Select-men att Capt. Mafons : 12 (10) 1665 
the selectmen agreed that thay would goe two and two together : 
to goe throw the towne to exfamin how children are taught to 
reade : & inftructed in the grounds of religion & the Capitall laws : 
agreed Capt Mafon & John Liuermore togethr : John Coolidge 
senior & Joseph tayntor togethr Corporall Bond & John Sherman 
together : 

The Rate made for the miniftry : 12 (10) 1665 129-^ 12^ lo*^ 
the Towne Rate; 12: 10 1665 076 06 08 

the Cuntry Rate ; 12:101665 074 16-08 

280 : 16 04 



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[141] att a Meetinge of the Sele(5t-Men ; att John Cooledges 
sen the : 6'^^ of y^ 12 m° 1665 

Samuell Beniamin beinge warned to the meetinge to anfwer for 
his Fencinge in the townes land & alfo thire highway : the towne 
(vpon his appearance & requeft) chofe Capt Mafon : Corporall 
bond : & John Sherman as a Coiiiittee to veiwe the land : & 
accomidate samuell Beniamin : with suiii of the land : prouided 
it be not damage to the highway : or the townes Conveniency 

granted to deacon bright & Christopher grant to take a few 
small trees vpon the banke by their marlli (by Samuell Thatchers) 
to make a Cart way out of thir marfh 

Corporall Bond & nath Treadaway weare apoynted to receiue 
of Tho Vnderwood the five pound due to sam Brabrick ; & to 
difpose of it for the sayd Brabricks vfe 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-Men att John Liuermors 
the 27 (12) 1665 

Whearas the Coiiioners in Meadfeilld vpon the eaft side ; the 
moft of them haue taken their land in ; in pticular (Timothy 
Haukins land & Jo" Brabricks land onely lyinge in generall : it is 
now agreed by the Confent of John Hamond that Tim Haukins 
land & Brabricks Land shall be a pticular Feilld together & the 
ocupiers of Haukins & Brabricks land shall beare the one half of 
the Fence betweene their land : & the land of thofe that Joyne 
vpon them : & the proprietors of the Land againft them to beare 
the other half: & the Fence to be made & mayntaind to be a Suf- 
ficient Fence : the agreement abouefayd is confented vnto for the 
tearme of 7 years 

Eliz Barron hath hiered Bradbricks land for the tearme of 7 
years : att the rent of thirty six shilings p yeare : & the towne 
referue liberty to take away the houfeinge if thay se caufe 

Att a Meeting of the Select-men att Nathanell Treadaways : 
31 (6) 1666 

agreed with Joseph Vnderwood to take mary Dauis Chilld : & 
to Free the Towne from any Charge refpectinge the sayd Child r 
for which the towne ingage to pay him 12 pond in a towne Rate 
this yeare Coiliinge 

Edmund Bloy Complayninge that widow Barnad had taken in 
the Towne land & the highway ; lyinge betweene hur houfe & 

Abraham Brownes ; in the Townfhipe goodman Tayntor 

was apoynted to warne widow Barnad to appeare att the next 
meetinge of the select-men to anfwer the Complaynt 

[143] Att a meetinge att John Shermans (of the Select- 
men) 27 (7) 1666 

Corporall Bond & nath Treadaway : made returne to the towne 
that thay reciued of Tho Vnderwood for the vfe of Sam Brabrick 
a Cow att foure pound price : which Cow that lett vnto Henry 
springe for twelue-shillings for one yeare : from the 7 of the 12""° 
1665 : to be payd in the Beft grayne he haue — & tho Vnderwood 
promifd to pay to sam Brabrick twenty shillings more ; in the 
licke pay : to be payd this winter now coiiainge 



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Capt Mafon Corpll Bond & John Sherman made returne of 
their imploy abought sam Beniamins Fence: Viz thay went to 
Sam Beniamins houfe abought the begininge of 1666 & tenderd 
him to allow him abought one acer of the land : prouided he layd 
the reft open to the highway : abought peafs haruift in 1666 

Complavnt beinge made that the highway was Fenced in & paff- 
age in combred for pafTinge ouer the riuer : we went a 2d time 
& warnd sam beniamin to pull vp his Fence that inclofed the 
towns highway : & their Land : & in cafe he did not doe it in one 
weeke we would com & doe it : & att the weeks end we went 
againe & found he had not don it; & he sayd he would not doe 
it : nor thanke the towne for the land thay tended to giue him : & 
then we pluckt vp his Fence the two retunies the towne allowd 
& aproud of 

Widow Barnad appearinge : & vpon the hearinge of the Cafe 
Refpectinge the Complaynt brought againft hur (the laft meet- 
inge of the Selectmen) as alfo confideringe the grants in the 
Towne Booke : the Selectmen saw cafe to veiwe the land & the 
highway; & acordingly did ; & vpon the place determined : That 
the land was granted to m'' Tho Cartor & the highway to run as 
it is now Fencd ; so far as it is Fencd (prouided it be 4 rod wide : 
& from the lower end to the riuer ; to run throw widow Barnads 
land as the select-men then marked it out ; on the eaft Side ; & 
the widow Barnad to leaue it 4 rod to the weastward — 

Tho Whetny being Complaynd of for takeing in the Corrion by 
his houfe : the towne granted he should jnioy it dueringe the 
pleafure of the towne 

[143] Att a Generall Towne metinge 
the firft of the 9 month 1666 

Capt Mafon ; John Sherman ; Deacon Haftings ; Corporal! 
Bond Deacon Bright goodman Bairftow : Jofeph Tayntor : weare 
Cholen to order the towne aflayers for the yeare infuinge 

Thomas Fanninge & John Whetny Ju' whear Chofen Cunfta- 
bles for this next yeare 

Corporall Straight & Simon Ston weare Chofen Suruayors of 
y^ highways 

Simon Coledg & John Ston weare Chofen Survayors of Cattell 
& Fencis 

M"^ Norcrofs was agred with to keepe Schoole for the yeare 
Infuinge vpon the tearmes he kept the laft yeare (viz. 30^ 

granted to paftor Sherman 140-^ for this yeare : 

granted a town Rate of 74-^ for payment of Towne Debts ; 
whearof 20 is to releifle such pore as are in neflefTity ; & for the 
finifhing of Charles Stearnes houfe fo far as it may 

The towne Defiered the 7 men to take into Confideration, & 
drawe vp sum orders that Swyne & other Cattell may be better 
regulatd ; for the peace & saffity of the towne ; & pferuinge mens 
proprieties from Damage ; & make reporte of it to the towne 
Seafonably 

ordered that the 7 men Confider of what land the towne hath 



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in Comon (att the lower end of the towne ; & make sale of it to 
thofe that will glue moft for it 

agreed the reft of the Fearmes shall be layd out & the land 
Remayinge to be the survayors for his satiffaction ; vnlefs the 
proprietors make him pay when the work is done 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att goodman Bairftows ; 
20: 9 Mo 1666 

Capt Mafon & Deacon Haftings weare apoynted to make the 
paftors Rate : for 130-^ 

grantd the paftor att the laft generall towne meetinge ; befide 
the 10-^ for wood which 10-^ is to be put to the town Rate — thay 
alfo with goodman Chadwick to make the towne Rate : 

John Sherman & Corporall Bond to make the Cuntry Rate 

[144] Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att Capt Mafons 
4 (10) 1666 
Ordered that the Cunftables Shall yearly Cleare 
This order Con- their accouuts with the towne for all Suiii or suiiis 
pTna^Uy a^exed al CoiTiittd to them to gather ; by Rate Fine or oth- 
metin^'this^st'h^of ^^'^ays by the towne : all to bee Cleard & payd by 
Nouember i6Si the firft of September : yearly vppon the penality 
of 20 fhillings amunth 

[This penalty and the marginal note written in a different hand from 
the rest of the record here. — Eds.] 

Ordered that the Cunftable Shall take a Diftrefs vpon the 
eftate of John Liuermore Ser for what is behind of his towne rate : 
the suili as the Cunftable saith is i^ — S'^ 

Capt Mafon & Deacon Bright ; weare apointed to goe to the 
houfe of Charles Stearnes & se what Condition he & his Family 
is in for Clothinge bedinge & prouifllons 

Nathanell Treadaway : was Chofen to prife in the towns behallf 
in paymentte of Rates or Fines 

[145] att a Meetinge of the Selette Men att Deacon Haftings : 
22 (11) 1666 

the Select-men haueinge formerly Chofen Capt mafon & Deacon 
Bright to treate with John Liuermore ^^"°^ : abought the Com- 
playnte he make agaynft the towne (for rateinge him for his trade) : 
& apoynted the sayd Coinitte to tender goodman Liuermore a 
hearinge before any indefterent man or men : of his owne Cholinge : 
— the Coriiitte made their returne that thay had ben with good- 
man Liuermore : & tendered him a hearinge (asaforefayd) paftor 
Sherman being pfent : which tender goodman Liuermore refuffed 

6 w^ould not attend it. 

Att a ginerall Towne meetinge the 4 of the 12"^° 66 The 
towne Declarde by thire vote That in the matter reffearde to the 

7 men : the firft of the 9"^° 1666 : thay intended the land that the 
milch hearde Feed vpon in the suirier 

[146] Att a Meetinge of the 7 men att John Shermans 
the 12 1 1"^° 1666 

[The rest of page 146 is blank. — Eds.] 



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[147] 29 of Aprill 1667 

Wheareas the inhabitance of watertowne, att a generall towne 
metinge the 5'*^ of the 9'^: 1666 apoynted and impoured the 
select men (of the sayd towne) to make sale of such Comon 
land ; att the lower end of the towne as was not granted to any 
pticular man & the selecte-men in pfute thearof ; apoynted Deacon 
bright & John Sherman ; to search out what Coiii land was in 
that pt of the towne : & the sayd deacon Bright & John Sherman 
vpon veiwe found (& made returne to the select men as followeth : 
viz land vpon the backe side of ould goodman Stratons lott : alfo 
a swampe nere vnto waiter Allins houfe : & a pcell of march by 
Deacon thatchers lott : & a sm.all peice of land adjoyninge to will- 
yam Shattacks land : all which pcells ; the select-men of water- 
town : ordered deacon Henry Bright & John Sherman to make 
sale of them : & to giue leagall affuerance (to thos that would by 
them) in the townes name & behalf: 

Now this witnelTeth That Deacon Henery Bright & John sher- 
man (in the behalf of the towne) for vallewable Conlideration : 
receiued of simon Coolidge (for the townes vfe) haue granted 
Bargained & sould & doe by thefe pfence abfolutely grant Bar- 
gaine sell & Corifirme vnto simon Cooledge his heirs & affignes 
for euer : the sayd swampe Contayning six acers by eftimation : 
bounded eaft with land granted vnto John Thomson norward 
with land granted vnto John tucker : & the highway : weft with 
the highway ; south with 40 rod of land grantd vnto willyam 
eaton & the highway ; which swampe as aforefayd : with all 
appurtinance : is sould By Bright & sherman aforefayd vnto 
simon Coolidge : to haue & hould the sayd land to simon Cooldge 
his heirs & alTignes for euer ; & the sayd Henery Bright & John 
Sherman doe Couinant & promife (in the behalf of the towne to 
signe & sealle & deliuer to the vfe of the sayd simon Cooledge 
any needfull inftrument for the Confirmation of the sale of the 
pmiflefs 

[148] Att a gennerall Towne-meetinge of the inhabitance 
of watertown the 4''* 9™° 1 667 

Capt Mafon : John Sherman : John Cooledge seno'' ; John Liu- 
ermore senio"^ ; John Bifco ; Elliz Barron ; m'' Goddard : weare 
Chofen for the prudentiall afFayers for the yeare enfuinge 

John Stratton ; Jofeph Bemifh weare Chofen Cunftables for 
the yeare enfuinge 

John BiguUah & Chriftopher grant *«"'' weare Chofen Suruay- 
ors for the yeare enfuinge 

Rich Sawtell John Randall weare Chofen to ouerfe swyne 
Cattell & Fences : for the yeare enfuinge 

Corpll Bond was Chofen to prife in the townes behalf, in pay- 
ment of Rates & Fines 

granted to the paftor for this yeare ; — 140-^ 

ordered that the land vpon the meeting-houfe Coriion vpon the 
weft side of the way to paftors sherms houfe: from the meeting- 
houfe shall be sould to thofe that will giue moft : & the pay to 
goe toward the buildinge the Bridge att the mill 



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to be Sould by the pfent select-men 

agreed that the Bridge att mill shall be built with Bafskets : & 
the select-m to agree with a workman ; & to order the number of 
the Bafketts ; the place & maner of placinge of them 

orderd that wheare the Cunftable is forced to deftrayne for rates 
or Fines ; he shall haue i^ for takinge the diftrefs ; and all Juft 
damage for any tranfportinge of rates or Fines to the place wheare 
it should haue beii payd 

agree with m"^ Norcrofs to keepe Schoole for the yeare infuinge : 
for 30^ : & the towne agreed that the Schoole should be Free to 
all the setteled Inhabitance : Children that thir Freinds Hue in 
other townes ; to pay as before : & their payment to be deducted 
out of the 30-^ ; and the remaynder to be made vp by Rate 

[149] Att a Meetinge of the 7 Men att Capt Mafons ; 
26 (9) 1667 

the 7 men could not (with satiffaction to all the 7 men) proced 
to rate men for their trades : acordinge to order of towne : it is 
left to the Confideration of the towne 

goodman Bifco & John Sherman is apoynted to make the 
Cuntry Rate 

The Land appoyntd to be sould : was putt to sale : John Cool- 
edge Junior : bid 20^ p acer (which was 5^ p acer : more then any 
man elfe bid : the select men sould the land to him ; acordinge to 
the townes order ; the 4 (9) (>"] 

Att a Meetinge of the 7-men att m"^ goddards : 7 10 1667 

agred with John Cooledge Ju' to Build the bridge att mill ; for 
40^ p Bafskett : the towne to lay all timber in place : & to Fill the 
bafketts with stones : the Ballcetts to be 8 foot long & 6 Foot 
broad : & 7 Foot betweene Joynts the higheft Bafkett : the sells to 
be layd euen with the ground : the sayd John Cooldge to hewe 
saw & riue all : & to Frame rayfe : with Bridge & rayfe vpon the 
Bafsketts the bridge to be halfe trees slitt with the saw : 3 abeaft 
to eury Bafkett : to make the Bridge att leaft 3 Foot wide ; for all 
which worke (Compleately Finifhed he is to haue as abouefaid 
40* p Bafkett : the land sould him to be in pt of his pay & the reft 
to be made vp out of the towne Rate. the worke to be Fin- 
ifhed by the laft of September next. John Coollidge 

wittnefs his hand : 13 — (10) 1667 

the select-men apointed John sherman to prouide & lay all tim- 
ber in place : for the sayd bridge : (att as reafonable tearmes as 
may be) & too take care that hands may be procuerd to Fill the 
Bafsketts with ftons 

the Select-men haueinge sould the land : & agred for the Car- 
penters worke of the Bridge : and as neere as may be Confiderd 
the other Charge : doe Conclude that 20-^ (of the 60-^ granted for 
the Bridge) be left out of the towne Rate 

att a generall towne meetinge the 9 (10) 1667 

ordered that when the selectmen call the towne together : thay 
shall apoynte one of themfelues as moderator to cary on the worke 
& builinefs of the day 



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the towne declared by voate : that thay would not allter what 
the select-men had done abought the sale of the land : vpon the 
meetinge-houfe comon or abought the Bridge att mill : 

The towne declard by voate ; that thay expectd that men should 
be rated for thire trades (in towne Rates) acordinge to the order 
of the generall Court : & requird the select-men to put it in exi- 
cution ; & for the pfent : did chofe & apoynte deacon Haftings & 
deacon thatcher to Joyne with the 7 men in afcefinge men as 
abouefayd 

[150] att a generall towne meetinge the 27 of the (11) 1667 

voated that John sherman shall take his pay (due for layinge 
out of the Fermes) out of the land remayninge : by the Judgment 
of a Cofnitte indefferently Chofen by the towne & John sherman. 

deacon Bright was Chofen : to prife for the towne ; & in cafe he 
and John Sherman doe not a gree : thay two to Chofe a third man 

the remaynder of the land left (when John Sherman is sattiffied 
is granted to paftor John sherman 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att John Cooledge ; seni' 
the 24 (12) 1667 

M"^ Goddard & John Sherman ; weare Chofen to spake with : 
parmenter & take care the he may not settell ; to Charge the 
towne 

Capt Mafon & Eliz Barron Weare desierd to spake with ould 
goodman gennery or his son ; & take care that : the ould man doe 
not settell in the town to Charge the towne 

M"^ Goddard & John sherman ; weare Chosen to take care that 
goodman Elvins daughter ; doe not abide att John Shattacks 

Agreed that when the Cunftable : call the Freemen together for 
nominatinge of Majftrates : he shall alfo giue notice to Chofe 
Depeties : att the same time. 

[151] Att a meetinge of the Select-men : att John Liuermors : 
the 24 of the: march 1667/ 166S 

Sould to deacon samuell thatcher (for thryty shillings) a small 
parcell of marfh : adjoyninge to his owne land : as it is Fencd : 
with the prouifo : that theare be left Free pafage for the highway : 
by a gate ; att deacon thatchers Coft 

[153] Att a meetinge of thee Select-men att John Shermans ; 
thee 22 (7) m° 166S 

agreed that Capt Hugh Mafon ; & John Sherman ; shall take 
out the Exicution againft the houfe & land that was John Bra- 
bricks : & procure the Marfhall to extend it ; for payinge the debt 
due to the towne ; acordinge to the Judgment granted by the 
Court 

Thomas Chadwick Jonathan Bullard & Aurthur that Hue with 
ould gennery : weare ordered to prouide themfelues Mafters : 
within three months time : which if thay ; or any of them neglectd 
(but liued as inmates in the towne ; the select-men would put 
them forth to seruis : 

[153] Att a meetinge of the Select-men : 30 8 1668 

agreed betweene the Towne & Corporall willington that : a 



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ftraight line from the Corner of his pfent Fence att Batons houfe 
next the highway : and so to the Hne betwene him & samuell 
Thatchers land (vpon the north side of the swampe : fhall be the 
deuidinge line betwene him & the towne ; Confentd vnto by Cor- 
porall Willlngton owned before the selectmen by settin to his hand 

Roger Wellington 

[154] Att a generall Towne-Meettinge the 2^ (9) 1668 
Capt Mafon : John Sherman : John Cooledge : ^" M"^ Goddard : 
John Liner more Corp" Bond : Nath Treadaway : weare Chofen 
Select-men for the yeare infuinge. 

Henery springe : Corpor" Willington : weare Chofen Cunftables 
Richard waight : willyam perry weare Chofen survayors of the 
high-wayes 

Samuell Stearnes ; Willyam price weare Chofen survayers of 
Cattell Fences & hogs 

granted to paftor Sherman for the yeare Infuinge 140-^ 
agreed with m"' Norcrofs : to keepe the Schoole : the yeare infu- 
inge : vpon the fiime tearmes he kept the laft yeare ; & to be a 
Free Schoole as it wafs laft yeare 

agred that Brabricks houfe & Land (being feafed by exicution) 
Shall be Sould to pay the towne debts 

ordered that : whofoeuer kill any black-birds : in our towne 
shall be pay : by the towne 3"^ p duffen ; prouided thay carry them 
to the Cunftable : whoe is to cafs their heads to be pulld of, & 
keepe account of the Number of them : & the parfon that kill 
them : & make report to the towne 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-Men att Capt Masons 10 (9) 1668 

M"^ Goddard Corporall Bond Nathanell Treadaway are Chofen 
to make the Cuntry : paftors & towne Rates for this yeare 

Capt Mafon & Deacon Bright weare appoynted to lay-out the 
high-way through Corporall Hamonds Land : from m"^^ Eires 
houfe to John Bifcos Land 

John Cooledge seni'^ & John Liuermore : weare Chofen totreate 
with Good Whittacar abought prouidinge dyett : wood & houfe- 
inge for Hennry thorpe : : & to agree with him vpon as good 
tearmes as thay can 

[155] Att a Meetting of the Select-men att John Cooldge : ^«n 
\he 8 (10)1668 

Capt Mafon & John Sherman makinge returne to the towne : 
that thay haue taken out the exicution ; againft Brabricks land : & 
the Marfhall extended the sayd exicution & prifed the land & 
houfeinge att 45-^ & haue sould it to Eliz Barron ^^"°'' all which is 
allowed & Confirmed by the Select-men 

agreed with goodman whittacar to Board Henery Thorpe for 
11 •^ p. yeare and what thorpe earns is to Be abated: the yeare 
began the 12 9""° 1668 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att John Liuermores 
the 12 (11) 1668 

thee Select Men agred to goe to the severall Families of the 
towne to exfamine how the orders of Court (injoyned for the select 
men to take of) are obferued & to goe : Capt Mafon & one of the 



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Cunftebles together ; John Cooldg & John Liuermore : together : 
Corpo" Bond & Nath Treadaway together : m'^ goddard & John 
Sherman together : 

Att a generall towne-meetinge the 8 of the I3 1668 

agred that theare shall be more seats raysed in the moft Con- 
venint place in the meetinge-hous — to accomidate souch as want 
seats 

Danill Warrin was Chofen survayor of the highway in the rome 
of Richard waight deceafed 

agreed & voated that all the Inhabitance : rated to the paftor: 
shall difcharge thir refpectiue dues : att or before the laft of June 
(yearely & all such as haue not payd by the sayd time : the Dea- 
cons are to returne thire Names & rate to the select-men : whoe 
are to take care to pay the paftor his due : & to gather in the dues 
of pticular men for the townes vse : allway prouided if anyremoue 
out of towne & haue not payd the paftor (vpon the deacons Com- 
playnt to the select-men) the select men are to take care abought 
it : that noe damage com to the paftor or the towne 

[156] Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att John Shermans 
15 of March 1668 — 9 

ordered that goodman Beeches Family be suplyd to the vallew 
of i-^ — 10^ in what he moft want & the towne hath in hand tO' 
supply with 

Chofen to pambulate for this yeare ; goodman tayntor Cor- 
porall Bond Steven Cooledge are Chofen 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att Capt Mafons: 10 — (2) 1669. 

The select-men ; beinge informed: & Complayned vnto : that 
the inhabitance are not able to come into any orderly way for the 
heardinge of theire Cattell : by reafon that : many doe pretend to- 
keepe their Cattell w'^ private keepers : others drive thire Cattell 
sumtimes over the water att the Mill ; and els wheare : others turne 
thir Cattell loofe : knowing they will Feede vpon Cambridge 
bounds ; to the Juft oflence of our Neighbours ; whofe loue &. 
refpect we much prife ; others that Hue neare the Feede : are not 
willinge to heard : nor pay to any heardfman : and others : though 
willing to heard with their neighbours : for sum time : but not 
willinge to pay for the whole time; thay not improueinge the 
heardfman one quarter of the time : by reafon of which incon- 
veniencies : no pt of the towne can Comfortably agree to keepe a 
hearde ; or to propofe any raynge for thire heard to Feede vpon : 
all which to pvent : it is ordered : That theare shall be but three 
heards kept in the towne: the first shall bee the mill heard; 
which shall take all the Cattell from willyam bonds houfe (or fur- 
ther if the neighbors thinke Convenient) & driue by the mill : to, 
richard Cuttings : & so ouer beaver-brooke att the bridge : whofe] 
raynge shall be the riuer on the south: & profpect-hill (Calledf 
Knops Garden) on the north — the Second heard shall begin attj 
Samuell Thatchers & Driue to John bifcos & so to Danill War- 
rins : & ouer beauer brooke att ould Father pages: whofe raynge I 
shall be : from the south-side of profpect-hill : to the south-side of J 
the greate pond — the third which shall be the pond-heard : shallf 



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clriue ouer kings Comon : & turne vnder the rocks to Tho 
Straights : & so to Tho Smiths : whofe raynge shall be : betweene 
the south side of the greate pond and Cambridge bounds & all the 
Inhabitance shall Fall in with one of thefe beards: acordinge as 
may seeme moft Convenient for euery man — & priuate heardf- 
men & Cattill goeinge att randume are hearby reftrayned : & shall 
pay the same Fine that is sett for Cattell : that goe without any 
keeper. 

and becaufe many whoe are not willinge to hearde : will not 
giue a meetinge to agree with any heards-man : it is ordered that 
any three parfons : agreeinge of a me^'inge & shall giue thire 
Neighbours notice of the time & place : then the Major pt of such 
as doe meete : shall haue power to agree with a heardfman : & all 
in that raynge shall be lyable to thire Covenant : laftly as for such 
as doe not Feede w* theire Neighbours the whole time : it is 
ordered that all Cattell that are turned before any of the three 
keepers as aforefayd : Shall pay half pay ; & all that goe after the 
8 of July shall pay whole pay: — & all both one and the other 
shall bee subjecte to the Covenant : as aforefayd : for providinge 
for the lords days and otherwife : for the Full time thire Cattell 
are with the hearde, as well as others; Farther it is hearby 
declared : that the orders abought heardinge of all Cattell doe 
stand in force : and the officers that are Chofen to looke after 
swyne are to take care to the exicution of this order alfo. 

[157] Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att Crp^" bonds 
Deliuered to each of the 7 men : & to the two Cunftables (for 
thire vfe for the time beinge) to each a Coppy of the lawes in 
printe : viz the bookes sent to the towne Diuers years paft : as alfo 
to each a Coppy of thos papers sent laft vp : which books in the 
Cunftables hands are to be Deliuered to the next that ar Chofen : 
& thos in the 7 mens hands to be alfo deliuered to the next that 
are Chofen 

Att a Meetinge of the Select-men att m' Goddards 4 of June 1669 
Whearas theare is Much Camplaynt made by the inhabitance 
of the greate Darnage done in Corne Feilds : medows & paftuers : 
by horffes that goe in Coiiions & highwayes ; within the raynge 
of the houfes & Corne- Feilds : suiiie goeinge without Fetters : 
sutn with Clogs : & suiii that will not be reftrayned though Fet- 
tered : for pvention hearof it is ordered : That any horfs or mare 
of one yeare ould : founde on the Eaft-ward side of Beauerbroocke 
(as it run from rocke-medow by winters land & so to ould pages ; 
& thence to the riuer) that is not side langueled with Iron Fet- 
ters : shall pay 5^ for a Fine to the towne : & any founde in Corne- 
Feilds paftuers or inclofiers : not fo Fettered : their owners shall 
pay trebelle damage : to the party damnifyed : all trouble time & 
Charge exspended abought them in poundinge or otherwife : to 
be accounted as the daiiiage : as well as the stry done in Corne 
pafture medow or any inclofier : and if any horfs or mare : as 
aforesayd : be knowen to breake into Fenced land : as aforefayd : 
though Fettered acordinge to the order : or to be found in Comons 
or highwayes within the bounds pfixed : the owners shall pay the 



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like Fine of 5* : & all damage done as before : & the survayors of 
Cattell and Fences are required to take care this order be attended : 
and to haue halfe the Fines for their seruis : the Fynes are to take 
place this yeare till the end of indian harueft and begin agayne 
the first of aprill next : allways prouided that any horfs or mare 
as af orefayd taken : taken in winter in any inClofier : shall pay 
fine & dairiage acordinge to this order 

The Covenant with John Shattack for keepingc the Milk hearde r 
which was agreed vpon & shortly drawen (the 27 of (2) 1669 
was this day Finifhed & subscribed by the Select-men & John 
Shattack : as by the sayd Covenant (beareing date hearwith) 
appeareth 

[158] Att a meetinge of the Select-men att Naththannll 

Treadaways : 31 (6) 69 
the invoyce for the Cuntry Rate (beinge perffited & Caft vp) 

amounted vnto 6=505-^ — 15^: the heads : 192: & was Deliverd vnto 

Tho Flegg Corniflioner : to cary to the sheire-towne of the County ; 

as the law Requireth 

Att a generall town meeting Nouember the firft 1669 

Chofen to order the affairs of the town Leift Beers Thomas 

Haftings, Samuell Thatcher, Ifaak Sternes lini"" Nathaniell 

Treadaway John Hamon John Bigullah 

Thomas Hafting was Choffen to keep the town Booke 

Choffen Conftables Simon Ston and Samuell Sternes 

Choffen Survayers of the high wayes Jonathan Brown & Simon 

Coollidg 

Choffen Hoggreiues Jofeph Peers Nathaniell Halland 

M"^ Norcrofs was Choffen to keep a Fre fchooll and to haue for 

his wagis as formerly thirty pounds 

Granted a rate of 140-^ to M^ Sherman for his wagis this yeer 

Granted a Rate for the town of 40-^ for this yeer 

Granted to henry Spring to be a bated of the acount of their 

rate of the Laft yeer - - 12* 

town Debts - - "73 — ^3 — n 
Rat and other pay in fines 

and Debts - - - 77 — 10 — 5 

furplufs 3 — 17 — 6 

Debts dew to the town from thefe men 
vnderwriten 

From the Conftables of Wattertown Jofeph 
Beamas and John Straten 
remaine Dew to the town - - - 5^ — 16* — 00* 

From Roger Willington and Henry Springe 
Dew to the town - - - - 3^ — 15s — 7** 

From Eliz Barron Dew to the town - 11 — 15 — 3 

Theacountofcatle and hogge fines7-^- iS^) 21 — 06 — 10 

The town in Debted to thefe men whofe 
names are vnder writen 



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to Thomas fleg for takeing 2 Inventorys of 
the town State oi'^ — 10^ — ^ 

to M'' Norcrofe for this year keepin the 
fchooll 30 — 00 — 00 

to Brother Bloyfe for his wagis for Looking 
to the meeting-houfe 

to Samuell Thatcher vpon a counts 

mor to Samuell Thatcher for his fervis at Corte 

mor for Deputtis Chargis for this yeer 

to Leift Beers the laft yeer and this yeer 

to Rich : Sanger for work a bought the 
meeting-houfe 00 — 02 — 00 

to John Bigulluh for carying wood for 
Rich Betch 00 — iS — 00 

to Tho Haftings 2* in mony paid for 
mending the Lock 

mor a bufhell of corneto Edward Sanderfon 

to John Whittacus for the Diet of Thorp 

to Corperall Bond Jofeph Tainter and 
Steuen Coollidg for goeing parramblation 

to Willyam Bond for a buihell of corn giuen 
to Ed fanderfon 

to John Coollidg fini for a bufhell of corn 
giuen to Ed fanderfon 

to Deaken Bright for pviding wood for the 
paftuour Sherman 

to Eniign Sherman for 400 cords and 
quarter 

mor the Eniign paid John Knop for work 
at the fchoollhoufe 

mor to the Eniign for perfiting the Line 
betwen watertown and newton 

mor tim fpent a bought the hoggrifes 

to Viall for Expencis of the Deputys of 
ould a reers 

Foxis and black Burds 

totall 66^ — 2S — 6d 

[159] At A meetting of the fellect men at Thomas 
Haftings his houfe 

Ordered that Deaken Thatcher and Corporall hamon fhould 
agre with John Wittacius to Diet henry Thorp as they fhould fe 
fiting and beft for his releife and alfo to tnke nottis of his wants 
of Clotheing and mak return to the fellect men what they haue done 

Ordered that Ifaak Sternes and John Bigulbh shall in quir of 
Richard Betch if the complaint a bought his want of iireing as haue 
ben related be so and to make lume fupply of his neceiity 
Alfo that they fhould in quir a bought the wants of henry Bright 
fini and to make fupply as they think fitting 

Chofen to make the Contry Rate Leift Beers Nathaniell 
Treadaway and Thomas Haftings 



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Deliuered in to the Conftables hands a rate for the 
Contry of forty feauen pounds nin ten fhilHngs 47^^ — 19* 



Surplufe oi-£ — 06* 

The town in Debted to Justenion houlden 02-^ — 14^ — 8 

mor to Capt Maflbn 01 — 10 — 8<^ 

mor to Michaeil Bairftow 03 — 17 — 4 
mor to Willi Pery for makeing Clothes for 

Thorp 00 — 07 — o 

mor to wedow Bartlit her town Rat 00 — 03 — 6 

At A meeteing of the fellect men at Leift Beers his houfe 
Defember the loth 1669 

Ordered That Leift Beers Nathaniell Treadaway and Thomas 
Haftings are to make the paftuors Rate and the town Rate 

Ifaak Sternes and John hamon wear apoynted to git a bed teek 
and a payer of fheets and fum parill for henry Thorp 

Deliuered in to the Conftables hands a Rate 
for the town of 48-^ 5^ 7<i 

[160] At a meeting of the felect men at Ifaak Sternes his 
Houle January the iS''^ 1669 

It was greed that the felect men fhall take their turnes euery 
man his Day to fite vpon the gallary to looke to the youths that 
they may prevent mifcarigis in the time of publike exercifes vn 
the Lords Days and alio that the two Conftables Ihalbe defired to 
take their turnes to lite ther alio Tho Hafting the firi't Day Leift 
Beers the fecond Ifaak Sternes the third Corporall Hamon the 
forth John Bigulah the fifth Simon Ston the lixt Samuell Sternes 
the 7'*^ and foe when we haue gon ouer once to begen again and 
foe to goe ouer fuccefiuely againe for this year 

Ordered that Lift Beers Ihall Receiu of Simon Coollidg for 
the vfe of the towne forty fhillings 

Ordered that John Bigullah fliall agre with John Balle the 
yonger a bought Edward Sanderfon his Daughter what wagis 
he fhall giue her for a yeers fervis according to his beft Defcrition 
for the provideing for her fuch things as may be for her clothing 
as comfortably as may be 

At a meettinge of the Select men at Nathaniell Treadawais 
Janauary the 26'^ 1669 

It was ordered that ther fliould be keept in Wattertown Four 
heards of cowes and workeing Oxen and that they fhould be 
ordered ?s followeth 

Ordered that the firft heard Ihall begen at Richard Sanders 
and fhall Driue a longe to Jofeph Tainters and to wedow waights 
and to Edward Garfilds and foe ouer beauer brooke at the bredg 
and Driue a longe Sudbcry path and to feed all the Land betwen 
bear hill and the riuer be yond ftony brooke and not to com vppon 
the Land called the Great Deuidents 

Ordered that the fecond heard fhall begen at John Stons; and 
foe fhall Driue to willyam Bonds and to henry Springs and Ihall 
Driue ouer beauer brooke at John Page his : and fhall feed all 



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the Lande betwen bear hill and the path that goe to the whit Horfe 

Ordered that the third heard fhall begen at Weddow Thatchers 
and foe to Dri'ie i: longe to Henry Brits and John bifkows and to 
Thomas Straights and Charlfe Sterns his and then to turn vn the 
Left hand and to feed all the land from the path to the whit horfe 
& to the fouth end of M"^ Mayhews plain and the medle of the 
Great pond 

Ordered that the fourth heard fhall begen at the houfe of John 
Whetycus and fhall Driue ouer the brooke at Hamblits and foe 
ouer the Rox to the brook vn the north end of Richard Sawtell 
his lott and fo fhall feed makerell hill and all the land between 
the midle of the frefh pond and Cambridg Bounds 

Ordered that all Catle fhall be vnder the hand of a keeper 
vnder the penalty agreed aprell 13''', 1658 

It is Complained of that ther is fhep taken out of other towns 
to be keept vn our Land that is feed in comon much to the 
damage of the comoners who haue feed litle enought to keep our 
own Iheep It is therefore ordered that if any fuch fheep : be 
taken vpon comon feeding Land eyther without a keeper or 
vnder the hand of a keeper fuch perfon or perfons as fhall bring 
th"! in to the town fhall forfite for euery fheep foe taken : 6<^ : 
halfe of it to the com.playner and halfe to the town, and euery 
tim foe taken after a Due triall to pay the like fine 

[161] Ordered that thofe that keepe their catle wth the heard 
but halfe the yeer fhall pay two thirds of the pay that other men 
■doe that keepe the wholl yeer and if they keepc aboue halfe the 
yeer then they fhall pay wholl pay as other men doe 

At a meeting of the felect men July the firft 1670 

ordered that John Bigullah is Chofeu a prifler fur the town of 
all fuch goods as is by the Conftables taken vppoii Deftrefe for 
want of paying the town Rate or any thinge that is tendered 

Ordered that all vames fhall be taken away from the flockes by 
the eight of July and fhall be keept from the flcckes vntill the 
twenti fiue of October; and what euer rames fhall be taker, with 
the flockes with in the time prefixed the owners of any fuch rames 
fhall pay a fine of fiue fhillings for euery time that any rame shall 
be found with the flockes ; one halfe of the fine fhall be to the 
informer and the other halfe to the town 

Eliz Barron was Chofen to take the Inuentory of the town and 
to cary it to the fhir town 

What acount the Conftables gaue in in the yeer 1669 or 70 
which was in the end of their yeer Simon Stone andfam Sternes 

paid to M"" Viall and other deputis Chargis 
To Thomas fleg for takeing two invoyfis 
To John Bigullah for wood he caryed 
Rich Betch ----- 
To Jofeph Tainter for perambleation 
To Thomas Smyth for foxes 
To Edmond Bloyfe - - _ 

To M' Norcrofe - - - - 



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To the hoggriues - - - -03 — 18 — 09 

Samuell Sternes his falery i^ two fhirts"^ 

for Thorp 14^ and cary ing corne for Depu- > 02 — or — 06 

tis Chargis 7^ 6'^ in all - - ) 

To Capt Maffon a Debt of - - 01 — 10 — 09 

To Michaeli Bairftow - - - 02 — 16 — 07 

To John Whetacus and willyam pery - 03 — 05 — 09 

To Wedow Thatcher - - - 03 — 07 — 05 

To Leift Beers - - - - 01 — 01 — 05 

To Rich Sanger - - - - 00 — 02 — oo 

To Tho Haftings - - - - 00 — 07 — 06 
To Corperall Bond for peramblatio & a 

bufhel of corn - - - - 01 — 03 — 06 

To Juftenion houlden for wood for pafter 02 — 06 — 04 

To Enfign & John Knop - - - 01 — 12 — oo 

to Deaken Bright his own Dept and part | q 

of pay for 400 cords giuen in by enfign | 

To willyam Shothauk for birds and foxis 00 — 07 — 06 

To Sam Liuermor for 4 foxis - - 00 — 04 — oa 
To John Ston a fox i^ John Straten and 

fam Church birds 6^ - - - 00 — 01 — 06 

To wedow Bartlit for ould brit her Rate 00 — 03 — 07 

To Grant for glafeing the metinghouf - 00 — 13 — oS 

To John Cleary and John pery for ould brit 00 — 06 — 06 

To John Chadwick a fox and birds - 00 — 01 — 04 
To John CooHid feni peramblation & other 

Debts afignd - - - -01 — 18 — 06 

left Jonathan fander rat 2^ & fimon ftons 

fallery - - - - - 01 — 02 — 00 

Paid by henry Spring to M'' norcrofe - 03 — 03 — 07 
Paid by beamas and John Straten to m"" 
Norcrof . _ . . . 

The town for gaue henry Springe 
Mor paid m"^ Norcrofe by Eliz"^ Barron 
The Conftabls Ston and Sterns be hind - 
John Coollidg paid Leift Beers 

100 — 00 — 05 

[162] month the 2^ and 8 day in 70 

I Receiued a bill of Brother Barron wher in M' Norcrofe doe 
acknowlidg that he had Receiued eleauen pounds fiften (hillings 
and three pence w*^^ was by me Thomas haftings apointed to be 
paid as a debt dew from brother Barron to the town in part of 
the payment for brabrooks Land and dew to M'' Norcrofe from 
the town as a part of his fallery for keeping fchooll in the yere 1669 

What the town was in debt in the yeere i67otothefe menvnder 
written 

rr. . ;£ S d 

To M"^ Norcrofe for his fallery - -■ 30 — 00 — 00 

To Edmond Bloyfe - - 04 — 10 — 00 



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To Michael Bairftow for cloth for the pore '\ 

last yeere i-^ i^ and this yeere for cloth for a[- oi — i8 — 06 

coat for ould bright 7 yards 17^ - 6^* ) 

ould arears of the Laft yeere Deputtis 

Chargis - - - - - 04 — 07 — 02 

To Wedow Thatcher - - - 02 — 12 — 00 

To Juftenion Houlden of ould for wood for 

M^ Sherman - - - - - 04 — 11 — 08 

To Elizeas Barron for 2 invoyfis takeing 01 — 10 — 00^ 

To John hamon - - - - 00 — 04 — 00 

To Leift Beers 2^ 7^ 9*^ Capt hudfon 

6^ 6* iC^ all - - - - 08 — 14 — 07 

for repaireing the meeting houfe - - 03 — 00 — oa 

To Thomas Haftings - - - 01 — 04 — 04 

To Ifaake Sterns feni - - - 02 — 00 — 00 

To Nathaniell Bafham for a whell for \ 

Sanders and worke at the meettinghoufe ) 

To Willyam Pery for worke for ould Bright 00 — 03 — 03 

To John Whiticur for dieting Thorp - 09 — 00 — 00 
To Roger Willington for cutting and car- ") r 

ieing three Loads of woode for Tho Philpot j 
John Bifko for a bufhell of meall to ould ) 

Bright and 7 Loads of woode - j 

To Chrifto. Grant for glafeing the meeting 

houfe - - - - - 00 — 12 — 00 

To Wedow Bartlit for dieting ould Bright 10 — 00 — 00 

To Leift Beers - - - - 00 — 00 — 00 

To Willyam Bond - - - 00 — 19 — 08^ 

for wood for paftuor Sherman - - 12 — 00 — 00 

Country Rate - - - - 10 — 13 — 09 

Willyam pery for work for batch - 00 — 04 — 06 

To Sanger for work for the meeting-houfe 00 — 03 — 09 

To the hoggriues - - - - 02 — 06 — 00 

To John Shothunk one fox - - 00 — 01 — 00 

To Richard Sawtell one fox - - 00 — 01 — 00 

To John Ball Juni one fox - - 00 — 01 — 00 

To Thomas Hamon birds - - - 00 — 00 — 05 

To John Kimball 2 dufen birds - - 00 — 00 — 06 

To Jofeph Haftings for 5 dufen birds - 00 — 01 — 03, 

To Simon Ston for 3 foxis and birds - 00 — 04 — 00 

To John Guy for one fox Guy - - 00 — 01 — 00 

To Simon Coollidg - - - 00 — 00 — 03 

To Rodger Willington birds - - 00 — 00 — 04^- 

To Deaken Bright - - - 01 — 02 — 07 



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Willi pery for work for Bright 3 — 06 

[163] At a generall town meeteing of the inhabitants of the 
Town Nouember the 7'^ 1670 ther was Chofen for moderator 
Thomas Haftings. 

Ther was Choffen to Order the prudentiall affaires of the towne 



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I^eiftenant Beers : Thomas Haftings Willyam Bond John Edy feni 
Ifaake Sternes John Bigullah and Thomas Flege feni for this yeer 

Thomas Haftings was Chofl'en to Keepe the town booke 

M"^ Norcrofe was Choflen to keep a fre fchooll and was to haue 
thirty pound for his wagis this yeer infueing 

Granted to Paftour Sherman 128-^ for his wagis alfo it was 
agreed that ther fhouU be pute in to the conftables hands 12^ to 
bey woode for paftuor Sherman and all the rate to be paid at the 
prife that the Court haue fet 

Sarient Warren and Simond Coollidg wear Choflen Conftables 
for this yeer in fueinge 

M'' Vnderwoode and Ifaak Mixer wear Choflen furuayer of the 
high wayes for the yeere in fueinge 

Henry Springe and Daniell Warren weer Choflen to looke to 
fences fwine and Catle and fheep for the yeere in fueinge and 
they are to haue halfe the fines for their wagis and what foeeuer 
fwin they fhall tak at the fare medows not regullated accordinge 
to the orders of the town they shall haue all the fines for their 
fervis 

It was a greed that Brother Barron fhall take a new inventory 
of the eftate of the town 

Paftuor Sherman was forgeuen his fins the last yeer and this 
yeer foe fare as it be long to the town 

It was agreed that ther fhall be a town Rate of 70-^ for to make 
payment of the towns debtes 

Nouember 29 1 670 at a meeting at the houfe of Thomas Haftings 

It was ordered that Leift Beers Willyam Bond and Thomas 
Haftings fliould make the Contry Rate for this yeer 

Ordered that Ifaak Stern fhall agre with wedow Bartlit to diet 
•ould Bright and to cary in his diet or fend it for his necefary fuply 
and to a low her ten pounds a yeer alfo he is to take order for 
any other necefary help that he haue nede of and the town to pay it 

Orded that Edward Sanderfon and Richard Betch fhall be 
"warned to the next meeting of the felect men that they may giue 
^ cont of their condition as to any wants that they are in: and 
Thomas Fleg is to warne them in 

[164] ordered that Ifaak Sternes and John Bigullah fhall 
treat with John Whiticus and a gre with him a bought the dieting 
of henry Thorp for this yeer alfo to agre with him for the heir of 
Thorps Land 

Ther being a complaint againft henry fpring for felling a markt 
tre vpon the high way it was ordered that Ifaak Sterns fhould 
warne him in to the next meetinge of the felectmen 

Ordered that John Edy fei'' fliall goe to John Fifk his houfe 
and to Georg Lorance and Willyam preift houfeisto inquira bought 
their Children wither they be Lerned to read the english tongand 
in cafe they be defecttiue to warne in the faid John Georg and 
Willyam to the next meeting of the felectmen 

Ther haue ben a complaint by M"^ Norcrofe that the fchoolling 
of Children is like to be hendered for want of wood to keepe a 
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being the towns It is ordered by the felect therfore that the inhab- 
itants that fend their Children to the fchooU fhall fend in for euer 
fcholler a quarter of a Cord of wood by the fiften day of this 
inftant defember or 2^ in mony to by wood withall 

At a meeteing at the houfe of John Bigullah of the felect men 
defember the 13'^ 1670 

It was ordered that Willyam Bond and Thomas Haftings fhould 
veiw a peefe of Land of the towns leying neer the Land of Chrif- 
topher Grant and to mak relation of it to the felectmen 

henry Spring beinge warned in to the meetting of the felectmen 
for fellinge a marked tree vpon the Comon he makeing his apeer- 
ance gaue this Anfwer that he hade parted with a better tree for 
the towns vf to mend the high way and vpon his anfwer had his 
fine remetted it being vpon the promif that he fhould haue a tree 
in the rom of the tree y' he parted w'^ 

ordered that the order made the laft yeer for the lookeing to the 
youth vpon the Lords Day fhalbe performed by the Conftables 
and the feleckmen as it was the laft yeer 

ordered that Leift Beers Willyam Bond and Tho Haftings fhall 
make the paftuors Rate and the town Rate and Thomas Haftings 
fhall fign the rats for the Conttry Paftuor and town and fhall 
deliuer the Conttry and town Rate in to the Conftables hand 
to gather alfo to a fign the ceuerall payments to euery man to 
whom they are dew 

ordered that Thomas fleg fenior fhall take fum cloth in the town 
wher he may gaine it to make Richard beetch fum clotheing and 
to promife town pay 

Ordered that Thomas Fleg fenior fhall be prifer for the town 
this yeer any thinge that is brought in to the Conftable and they 
can not a gre a bought the prife 

Commited in to the Conftables hands a 
Rate for the Contry of 26^ — 00^ — 11* 

the furplufe was 00 — 14 — 10 

Alfo Committed in to the Conftables hands 
to gather a Rate For the town of 107^ — 16* — 8"* 

and Alfo fines for Catle and Swine 05 — 12 — 10 

[165] Defember the 13'^ 1670 

Willyam preift John Fifk and George Lorance being warned 
to a meetting of the felect men at John Bigulah his houfe they 
makeing their a peerance : and being found defecttiue weer 
admonifhed for not Learneing their Children to read the englifh 
toung : weer convenced did acknowlidg their neglects and did 
promife a mendment 

Jenvery the 3*^ 70 At a meeting of the felectmen at the houfe 
of Ifaake Sterns John Bigulah and Thomas Fleg feni wear 
a pointed to treat with Edward Sanderfon and his wife a bought 
giteing a fervis for the bigift of his two leaft of his childeren wher 
it may be to their own content and the good Edewcation of the 
child in lerneing and labor and the town will be help full to them 
in it if they defir it : and to a quaint them that if themfeluers doe 



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not that then the town will puide a fervis for it 

Alfo John Edy feni and Ifaak Sternes wear a pointed to fpeak 
with Willyam Knop a bought the Educaton of his Daughter and 
to make return how they tind it as to her Education and alfo 
being keept vnder reftraint and Gouerment 

It was further a greed that the felect men fhould goe throgh 
the town in their ceuerall quarters to make tryall whether Chil- 
dren and fervent be eaducated in Learneing to read the Enlifh 
tongue and in the Knowlidg of the capitall Lawes accordeing to 
the Law of the Contry alfo that they be educated in fum othadox 
Catacife 

it was alfo a greed that Thomas Flege feni fhould bey a ruge 
for ould Bright and that the felect men would Lay down 2* a 
pefe for the payeing for it vpon the towns a count 

Thomas Fleg feni Bought a ruge for ould Bright w'^^ Coaft him 
15^ in mony w"^*^ the felect men paid each of the 6 felect men paid 
2^ a peefe and Thomas Flege paid 3^ to be paid them by the whoU 
town 

[166] At a meeteing of the felectmen at John Edis feni 
January 17'^ 70 

It was agreed that Thomas Fleg and John Bigulah fhall treat 
■with Edward Sanderfon and his wife a bought puting out of a 
child to be an a prentice with M"' Neuenfon and to driue a bargen 
a bought it if they can : or to returne what what anfwer they haue 
to the felectmen in cafe they cannot agre 

Wheras ther haue ben a greiuance in the town for a longe time 
y* ther are foe many catle in the town that are let goe at Liberty 
from vnder the hand of a Keeper in comons and high wayes 
wherby many men are much damnyfied in their medowes and 
other wayes and the whole towne in generall are wronged and 
greiued and many orders haue ben made houlfum and good for 
the reftraineing of fuch an a bufe : as that order aprill the third 
1658 and a penalty of fix pence vpon euery beaft foe taken from 
vnder the hand of a Keeper Alfo a houlfum order made the lo'^ 
of the 2^ i66(^ for the reftraineing of all catle from goeing at lib- 
erty vnder a penalty as in the former order was exprefled and 
thofe orders not takeing efect to produfe a reftrainte of fuch an 
a bufe from the fmallnes of the fine w'^'^ fum men make a benifect 
by : rather then other wife : It is therfor ordered by the felectmen 
that ther fhall be keept in wattertown four heards of cowes and 
workeing oxen as was ordered the laft yeere and their walkes and 
rangis fhall be the fame that wear the last yeere and euery in 
habittant fhall turn his catle before one of thofe four heardfmen 
to that hearde that is moft conuenant to turne their catle too : and 
all catle to be vnder the hand of a Keeper all the time, that heards 
are keept a broade except fuch catle as men fhall keep in their 
own in clofed lands : And if any be taken in comon lands or 
high wayes from vnder the hand of a keeper the owner of fuch 
catle fhall pay a fine of twelue pence the firft time for euery beaft 
foe taken : And if the catle fhall be taken the fecond time from 



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vnder the hand of a keeper in comons or high wayes the owner 
of fuch catle fhall pay a fine of two fhiUings vpon the head for 
euery beaft foe taken : And if they fhall be taken from vnder the 
hand of a keeper the thirde time the owner of fuch catle fhall pay 
a fine of three fhillings vpon the head for euery beaft foe taken : 
And fuch as turne their catle before any of the heardfmen attall 
fhall pay halfe pay : And if the catle fhall be keept till the 10'^ 
of Jun : the owner fhall pay two thirds of this pay that others doe 
that keep the whole yeere : And all that keep their catle after 
the 8'^ of July fhall pay whoU pay as their neybours doe that keep 
the wholl fumer : And fhall perform all other fervifes as keepe- 
ing vn the Lords dayes or ought elfe and the men that are chofen 
to looke to fwine and fences are required to looke to the exicution 
of this order : And they fhall haue halfe the fines for their fervis 
and the other halfe of the fines fhall be to the vfe of the towne 

At a meetinge of the felect men march the 29'^^ 1671 

vpon a reueiw of a former Judgment of what Jofeph fainter 
■was fined for fwine and catle defecttiue the faid fines of 1-^6^ 6*^ 
was a bated 4^ and fo the fines were made i-^ 2^ 6^^ 

vpon a reveiw of a former Judgmentof what Georg Woodward 
was fined for fwin catle a coult defecttiue the faid fines of ii^ 
wear a bated 4^ 6"^ the fines remaineing dew to the town are 6^— 6*^ 

Alfo it was a greed that Thomas Loueran fhold pay what he 
was fined by the town to contry and towns ufe 

[167] At a meeting at Leift Beeri's march 3*^ 1670/ 71 
Ther comeing a complainte to vs the felectmen concerneingthe 
pouerty of Edward Sanderfons famelley : yUhey hadnot wherwith 
to mainetaine themfelues and childeren either with fuply of 
prouifion or emplyment to earne any and confidering y* it would 
be the charge of the towne to prouide for the wholl fameley w*^^ 
will be hard to doe this yeer : and not knoweing how to fuply 
them with prouifion : we confidereing if we fhoulde fuply them 
and could doe it : yet it would not tend to the good of the childeren 
for their good eaducation & bringeing vp foe as they may be ufefull 
in the comon weall or them felues to liue comfortablly and ufe 
fuly in time to come We haue therfore a greed to put out two of 
his childeren in to fume honift famelleys wher they may be eadu- 
cated and brought vp in the knowlidge of God and and fum honift 
calling or labor : And therfor we doe order that Thomas Fleg & 
John Bigulah fliall haue power to binde them prentifes w'*^ fume 
honift people with the confent of their perants if it may be hade 
and if the perants fhall oppofe them to ufe the helpe of the Mag- 
iftrate : in the name and with the confent of the felect men 
Thomas Haftings. 

Ther beinge a diferance a monft the proprieters of weft feild 
as it is called by Cambridgmen ther being a peece of fence that 
noe man will own to make it vp : and the proprieters comeing 
to gether we did debate the mater a bought it : but not beinge 
able to find out who it did belong to by leegall teftimony : and 
finding fum of the oquepiers willinge to make it vp by the wholl 
number of the proprieters and others wear not willing to doe any 



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thinge vpon that a count : Though we councelled them foe to 
doe as thinkeing it to be the cheapift way and doe foe thinke and 
if they fhall yet agre to doe it we fhall be well fatiffied : but if 
they fhall not agre to doe it in y* way that we may be true to 
our truft commited to us by the contry and town : that the contry 
be not wronged and the oquepiers be not damaged It is ordered 
by the felectmen that they fhall meefer the feild that they may 
know what Land euery oquepier haue and to lay vpon euery man 
his iuft preportion of fence acordeing to their ackers in the feild r 
and to fet vp their fence by the firft of aprell next vnder a penalty 
often fhillings a man for euery one y' Ihall neglect the feting vp 
of his fence and fhall pay a fine acording to the order of the town 

Enfign grant demandeing a farme in the behalfe of Enfign 
Thomas Cakebread we returned him this anfwer that we hade 
with feriufnes confidered of his demande and hade alfo fought 
the towne booke and by all that we could finde in the towne 
booke we doe not find any ground from the towne booke to anf- 
wer his demand and therfor left him to his liberty 

Whereas our officers that are to vew fencis haue ben put to 
much truble needlefly as is complained of: we therefore Order 
that if any mane call out our officers to vew fences the partis that 
call them out fhall a low them twelue pence a peefe and if the 
fence they vew be vnfufficent the owner of the vnfufficient fence 
fhall pay it and fhall pay all damag don by it and fhall fatifie 
what fine the town haue laid vpon them by any former order 

[168] At a meeting of y« felect men March the 29*^^ 1671 
It was voated whether the goods that wear taken by the confta- 

ble from Jofeph Tainter for his fines for hogs and catle fhould be 

fet at Liberty and ther was non of the felect men wear of the 

mind that they fhould be fet at Liberty 

Alfso vpon the revew of the cafe of John Dickes a bought 

the fine for his hogs and the felect men wear of mind not to 

reveers the former Judgment 

At a generall towne meeting Aprell the 12*^ : 1671 

Vppon confideration of the Indians being like to bey the priuillig 
of the wears and fifhing at the riuer w*^^ the town apprehend will 
be much to the Damage of the town they being like to be bade 
neibours the town voated all as one man that they wear al together 
againft their haueing the weare orthat they fhould fet down foe 
neer the town 

A voat being made whether the town would purchafe the 
wears it was voated by all that weer prefent but four that they 
weer willing to by them for the ufe of the town 

3'^'y Leiftenant beers willyam Bonde and Thomas Haftings 
weer apointed to treat with Nathaniell Coollidg a bought the 
prife of the wears and alfo what title he could make to them if 
the town and he fhould bargen for them 

at a meeting of the felectmen July the 21 : 71 
ordered that Thomas Flege and John Bigulah fhall warne 
mary ball to depart the town forth with 



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at a meeting of the felect men at Willyam Bonds Sept the 5*^ : 71 

Leifttenant Beers and Willyam Bond was a pointed by the 
felectmen in the behalfe of the town to fpeak with Charls Chad- 
wick and John Stratten and to aquainte them that the towne is 
not willinge that John Chadwick fhould com in to the towne to 
Hue and if either of them or both of them fhall be a meance to 
bringe him in to the town : the town will looke that they ihould 
fecure the town of any Charge by him. 

Thomas Haftings was a pointed by the felectmen to warne 
Georg Dill to depart the town and to warne fuch inhabitants as 
entertaine him that they fhould not entertaine him contrary to the 
mind of the town 

[169] At a meeting of the felectmen may the 5*'^ 1671 

Vpon a complaint by Enfign Sherman and John Bifko againft 
John Child and Thomas Straight Timothew Haukens Jofeph 
Willington and Georg Lorance for not heai^ding their catle 
a cording to order and not payeing acording to order of the town 
vpon ther hearing of the cafe we haue paft our Judgment that the 
faid Child Straight haukens willington and Lorance wear by the 
order of the Town to keep their catle with the beards man that 
driue by their houtis and therfore they are to pay for the keeping 
of their catle as the reft doe for the year 1670 

Alfo our Judgment is that Child Straight haukens willington 
and Lorance are to heard their catle with the heardfman that com 
by their houfis acording to order of the town for this pfent 
yeer 1671 

At a meeting of the felectmen at Willyam Bond his houfe 
fept 2<^: 71 

Jonathan Brown haueing commenced a fute againft the 
felectmen defired a ceefation of the fute and to com to agreement 
with the felectmen : we the felect men wear willing to comply 
with hime he promifing to pay 2^ : 6^^ befid the fine w*^^ is 7^ — 6"^ 
in all and i^ to the officer for their truble in pounding of the coult 

Ther comeing a complaint of a child of Willyam Knop that 
haue ben neglected in being Learned in the Englifh tongue we did 
apoint John bigulah to warne in Thomas Smyth to the meeting 
of the felectmen alfo to warne willyam knop to the meeting. 

Thomas Fleg feni and John Bigulah at a meetting of the felect 
men march the 3'' 1671 wear apointed to put out the Childering 
of Edward Sanderfon aprenticis the returne of Thomas fleg and 
John Bigulah was that they had put out the oldift of the two of a 
matter of eight yeers of age to John Fleg an a prentice till fhe be 
eighten yeers of age the faid John Fleg was to haue heer well 
pareled at her comeing to him and to haue for his incurigment 
fifty {hillings to be paid in his rats to the town : And the aboue 
faid John flege doe in gage to bringe her vp in all refpects as an 
aprentis acordeing as the law requir and to a low her duble 
aparell at the end of the terme of her tim fiting for an aprentis 



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[170] The Conftables John Warren and Simon Coollidggaue 
in acount of their rats and fines oct i6 1671 what they had paide 
for the town vpon acount 

It A difcharg of the contry rat by a bill 
vnder the treferers hand . - - 

paid for deputies Chargis - - - 

paid Juftenion Houlden - - - 

mor in the cariag of corn to houldens 

paid Edmond Bloyfe _ . - 

paid Roger Willington for wood for philpot 

paid John Bifko for wood and meale for 
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d Chrilto Grant for glafeing 
d Eliz Barron - - - - 

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d willyam pery for work for the poor 
d wedow Thatcher _ . - 

d Simon Ston for foxis and birds 
d Thomas Haftings - - - 

d John Guy for a fox - - - 

d Marten Townfend for helpin ould 
Bright ----- 
paid wedow Bartlit for ould Bright 
paid Ifeeke Sternes ... 

paid the County Rate - . - 

paid M' Norcrofe - - - - 

paid John Balle Juni for a fox 
paid Rich Sawtell for a fox 
for Carieing 32 bufhell of corne for deputies 
Chargis ----- 
looft in cloth by a prifment 
paid John Whiticus for Thorp 
paid Leift Beers - - - - 

paid Deaken Bright - . - 

to Simon Coullidg for birds 
paid for fealing waights - - - 

paid Micaell Bairftow for cloth for the poor 
paid John Child for birds 
paid Corperall Willington for birds 
paid M"" Godward for M"^ Sherman 
paid Corperall Willington for M'' Sherman 
paid goodman Man for M'' Sherman 
paid to Rich Sanger for M"^ Sherman 
paid Tho Fleg feani"^ for M'' Sherman 
paid to Samuell Barnard for M'' Serman - 
paid to John Child and Daniell Warren for 
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a bated of the fines to Georg woodward & 

Jofeph Tainter - - - - 

loaft two Rats of Georg Dill 
John flag bated of his Rate 
paid Jonathan Bullard for fuplying filpot 

with wood . . . - 

the Conftables Sallery . - - 

paid - - 1 10-^ — 12^ — S'^ 

Conftables debtor 4^ — 8^ — i'* 

the conftabell Sargent Warren and 

Simon Coollidge heave paid the 

[171] At a meetting of the felectmen at Thomas Fleg feni 
his houfe October 24'^ 1671 : 

Thomas Smyth a peereing before the felectmen a bought the 
Daughter of Willyam knop did accknowlidg that the child had 
not ben fo well a tended in matter of Learneing as fhefhould haue 
ben : did promife that he would be mor carfull for the time to 
come that fhe fhall be Learned in the knowlidg of reading the 
englifh tongue 

Wheareas ye honorid court laft at Cambridge did order ye 
felect men of Watertowne, to take care for the difpofell of ye 
child of Sufanna Woodward, for its maintenance, both for quan- 
tety maner and time Acordingly ye felect men haue agreed with 
John Waite with whome ye f*^ Sufanna is at prefent, for ye main- 
tainance of ye f"^ child : for the terme of one yeer : ye time to begin 
from ye fentance of ye fd court : and ye faid felect men with dea- 
con Hafteings doe ingage to pay unto ye fd John Waite : twenty 
fhillings in mony and fix pound in come at ye contry price or 
other good pay as corne : 

and ye fd John waite doe herby ingage to provide carfully for ye 
f'^ child : ye day and yeere above faid : 
and both partife have hereunto fubfcribed 
William Bond : with ye 
confent of ye reft of ye felectmen 
John waight. 

[173] At a generall Town meeteing nouember 6'^ 1671 

Chofl^en to order the prudentiall aflliirs of the town 
Capt Mafix)n Charls Chadwick, Nathaniell Treadaway, Simon 
Stone Jofeph Tainter John Sawen Jofeph Beamas 

Chofen Conftables Sargen John Coollidg and Corporal! 
Thomas Straight 

Chofen for Servayers John Randall & James Barnard 

Chofl^en to looke to fwine Catle and fences 
John Child and John Kimball 

A greed that M'' Sherman Paftuor fhall haue for his Scallary 
this yeer 128 pound and 12-^ to be put in to the conftables hands 
to pay for wood for the paftuor and all corn is to be paid to 
the paftuour at court prife a greed that IVP Norcrofe fhall keep 
a free fcholle this yeer in fueing and it was voated that M"^ nor- 
crofe fhall haue 30-^ for his falary in town pay 



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ordered that fuch as fend their children to the fchoU fhall cary 
a quarter of a cord of wood by the laft of this enftant nouember 
for euery fchoUer or elfe they fhall haue noe Benifite of the fchoU 
as a free fcholl tell the firft of apprill next. 

Ordered that ther fhall be a new endventary taken of the eftat 
of the town and Nathaniell Coollidg is chofen to take the enventory 

Capttaine Maflbn was Chofen to keep the towne booke 

Capttain MaiTon refufeing to keep the town booke Simon Stone 
was Chofen by the town to keep the town booke 

At agenarall towne meting defembur the S'"^ 1671 

It was agreed that theare fhould be a reate mead of 100 pownds 
for the payment of the town debts and fupply of the poore 

The towne being delirious to ifhfhu thear diffaranfe abought 
ftinting thear feeding land and the walkes of thear heardes heave 
choofen 7 men from amongft them fellues 

[173] to agree abought that mattur and if thay canot agre to the 
fatiffacktion of the towne then thay heaue chofen thre other ought of 
towne alltogether vnconfarned inthatbuifnif whoe fhall heaue full 
power to detarmin the feame and all in refaranfe to preuent afute 
now depending in Charlftown corte 

The Parfons chofen from amongft them fellues eare Captin 
mafon leftenant beares decon haftings enligne fhearmon corparall 
bond Jofeph bemas and John Randall : thefe not agreeing to 
the fiitiffackfion of the towne Captin thomas prentis Cornet 
edward oakes deacon John Jackfon eare chofen to heare and 
detarmin the feame before the 25 day of march next 

At ameting of the feleckt men at thehoufe of Charles Chadwicke 
the 14 nouembur 1671 

It was agreed that charles chadwick Jofeph taintur and fimon 
ftone fhould agre wth widdoo bartlit for the dieting of ould 
bright and wth goodman bifcoo for to fupply him wth wood 
and martin townfin to meack his fyur and cut his wood and hellp 
him vp and to bed as hee nedeth : 
allfoo that 2 fhurts fhould be prouided for goodman thorp 

A ameeting of the feleckt men : at at the houfeof John Sawins 
27 defembur 1671 agrede that John Sawin and Simon Stone 
fhould agree w''^ John whitacus to dyet goodman thorpe for this 
yeare 

agreede w*^ goody bartlit for goodman brights dyet for ten 
poundes for thi§ yeare and the towne to pay it. 

ageede that Jofeph taintur and Nathannell tredaway fhall 
meacke the towne and pafturs Reate 

agreede w'*^ goodman whitacus for dyeting goodman thorp and 
hee to heaue goodman thorps land for this yeare and 9 pound to 
be payd him by the towne 

Deliuered in to the Cuftabells hands pounds 

acuntry Reate of 32 — 3 — o — o 

Deliuered into the Cunflabells hands 
atown Reate of loi — 6 — 9 

the Reates being meade for the 
pasturs Reate 129 — 13 — 01 



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[174] At alenarall town meting march the 6th 1671 172 

it was voted that the ordur abought cattell being fined (twelue 
pens the hed for the furft time being teacken with out acepur 
and too fhilUngs for the fecond time 3 for the thurd time after the 
time of bearding till beards leue, or ear brock vp.) fhould ftand 
in force and as an addition to this ordur aboue menthioned in 
Refaranc to Ecicution of it it is ordured by the feleckt men that 
any 2 parfons fhall heaue power to Eciicute the feame and haue 
halfe the fines for thear pains af wel af the ofhfurs 

this ordur w'^ the adittion to it waf confented vnto : at a ienarall 
town metting the 29''^ of march 1675 

At ameting of the Select men at the hows of Simon Stone the 
29 : of march : 1672 

it was ordred & agreed vppon that thear fhall be fower beards 
goe out of the town in to the woods to ther feede in the fummur 
time at fuch places af the owners of the faid beards find moft 
convenient for them & af hath been the anchiant cuftome and 
practife of the towne any order to the contrary not with ftanding 

[175] The 1 7'h of July 1672 

Beniamen bullward cumming to vs the feleckt men to demand 
his efteat that was in his father in law thorps hand when hee fell 
to the towne to teack ceare of him we finding by deed of gift and 
by a bond mead by goodman thorp and by the town Record with 
the concuranc of feuarall witnifes be fide that all the land which 
good man thorp was pofeft of at his death was beniamen bulwards 
and the mouabels his and his too fifters to gether we doo now 
deleuer to him the houfe with all the mouabels we found in it 
after goodman thorps defefe and all the land he was pofeft of 
prouided goodman whitacus heath the youfe of itfor the teacking 
of of his crop tell the 12'*^ of the 9'^ munth 72 being the time 
w^hen the yeare ends in which the land was lett by the feleckt 
men to goodman whitacus towards the maintinanfe of goodman 
thorp 

[176] The cunftabells Sargant colidg and corparall Straight 
gaue in thear acounts the 27'^ of the 7* munth 1672 

and what thay heaue payd of the towne and cuntry Reates and 
the fines if af folooeth 

furft adifcharge of the cuntry I'eat as apeares 

by abill vnder the trefururs hand - - 31 — ri — 09 

paide to the country reat - - - "lo — 10 — 07 

paide to the paftur for wood - - 13 — 00 — 00 

paid to mr norcros for his fcoling - 30 — 00 — 00 

paid to widdoo bartlit for ould brights dyet 10 — 00 — 00 

paid to goodman whiticus for ould thorp 09 — 06 — 03 

paid to goodman bearfto - - - 02 — 12 — 06 

paid to goodman bagaloo - - - 01 — 00 — 06 

paid to corparall bond - - - 01 — 00 — 08 

paid to nathannell barfum - - 00 — iS — 00 

paid to goodman bloyfe - - - 04 — 10 — 00 

paid to deputies charges - • - 04 — 16 — 00 



112 Water toivn Records. 

paid to -willyeam bafum - - - oo — 03 — 00 

paid to decon bright - - - 00 — 06 — 00 

paid to leflenant beaies - - - 01 — 00 — 06 

paid to nathanell colidg - - - 01 — 16 — 'OO 

paid to goodman bifco - - - 00 — 03 — 00 

paid to decon heaftings - - - 00 — 09 — oS 

paid to goodman fleg fenyer - - 00 — 16 — ii 
paid to martin townfend for tending ould 

brite - - - - - 03 — 16 — 00 
paid to Simon colidg for fhurts for thorp 

and brite - - - - 01 — 13 — 00 

paid to Sammuell heaftings for the bell - 00 — 12 — 06 
paid to Juftillyon houldin for wood for 

philpot - - - - - 00 — II — 00 

paid to chriftifor grant for glaiing - 00 — 13 — 09 

paid to goodman bearftoo - - 00 — 05 — 00 

paid to Jofeph mors - - - 00 — 04 — 00 

paid to John cleary - - - 00 — 01 — 04 

paid to goodman bemus - - - 00 — 06 — 00 

paid to Robin herintun - - - 00 — 04 — 00 

paid to philip fhattuck for fockfes - 00 — 04 — 00 

paid to pallgraue willingtun - - 00 — 01 — 00 

paid to Jofeph pearfe - - - 00 — 00 — 03 

paid to Samuell ftearnes - - - 00 — 00 — 09 

paid to willyeam fhattuck - - - 00 — 18 — 00 

paid to Sam leuermore - - - 00 — 04 — 00 

paid to Simon Stone - - - 00 — 08 — 00 

paid to decon heaftings - - - 00 — 01 — 03 

paid to Sammuell curch - - - 00 — 01 — 00 

paid to John cimball - - - 00 — 01 — 00 

paid to John edy senyer - - - 00 — 02 — 06 

paid to widdoo fternes - - - 00 — 02 — 06 
paid to carying in the deputies charges 

and abatment of the prife of the come 01 — 17 — 07 

paid the cunftabells for there falary - 02 — 00 — 00 

paid in all .... 102 — 17 — 9 

paid to the hogreues to dannell warrin - 02 — 14 — 00 

paid to henary Spring - - - 02 — 14 — 00 

[177] At aienarall town meting the 4*'' of the 9 munth 1672 

chofen to ordur the prudenfhall afayers of the towne for this 
yeare Leftenant beares Elis barron fenyer Simon Stone nathan 
fifke John whitney famawell Stearnes Ifack mickftur 

chofen cunftabells Sargant barnad John Stone 

chofen Survayers for highwayes George Woodward John 
Deckes 

chofen for hogreeues Samawell Jenifon Jonathan browne 

chofen to ceep the town book Simon Stone 

Voted that the paftur fhall heaue for his maintinanc this yeare 
140 pound to be paid acording to the prifes of come the laft yeare 
paft 



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Voted that mr norcros fhould ceep the fcoole this yeare and to 
heaue for his falary 30 pound, 
voted for atown Reate Sty pound 

At ameting of the feleckt men at the meting houfe 
the 23 of the 9'^ munth 1672 

it was agreed that what was in the cunftabells hands and the 
bull in John hamons hands Ihould be deliuered to mr norcros in 
part of pay for his falary for this yeare 

it was ordered that nathan fifk and Simon Stone fhould warn 
willyeam whitbarn to depart out of ye towne of waturtown 

At aienarall town meting the 4''^ of defembur 1672 

it was voted that euiry houfhouldur fhould heaue a Laddur 
proportionabell to his houfe at or befoore the laft of febuary next 
vppon the penality of 5 fhillings for euiry parfon that is found 
defectiue and the offifurs that eare to feto fwine and cattell eare 
to fee to the ecficution of this ordur allfoo and to heaue twelue- 
penfe of euiry parfon defectiue for thear paines 

the feame day corparall John hammond Entured in to a bond 
of one hundred pounds to leaue the towne harmeless from any 
charg arifing to the towne by Willyam whitburn or margit his 
wife or any other parfon that doo or may belong vnto them 

[178] At ameting of the Seleckt men at Simon Stones 
the 20'^ of the 10* munth 1672 

it was agreed that leftenant beares Samuell Stearnes and 
Simon Stone fhould meack the town and pafturs reate 

allfoo that nathan fifk John whitny and Ifack mickftur fhould 
goo about the town to fee that chilldren wear taught to Read the 
inglilh tunge and to be cattycyfed 

the 26 of Defembur 1672 

deliuered in to the cunftabals hands atown 
Reate of - - - - - 73 — 14 — 06 

allfoo in fines for cattell and fwine - oS — 15 — 02 

At ameting of the feleckt men the i of Jenawary 1672 

The decons vtturly Refufing to gathur the pafturs Reate the 
feleckt men cummitted it into the cunftabells hands to bee gath- 
ured as the town Reate and thay to giue acount of it as of othur 
fums cummitted to them : 

Allfoo leftenant beares and Simon Stone wear apwinted to treate 
wth the paftur abought fuch as wear behind wth him for foremur 
yeares and to cummit thofe areares to the cunftaballs y' the town 
might heaue a Jenarall aquittans of the paftur 

Deliuered into the cunftabells hands areat 
for the paftur - - - - - 128 — 3 — 00 

At ameting of the felecktmen at Leftenant bearfis houfe 
the 25'*' of the (ii*^) 1672 

Jeames hollon apearing before the feleckt men to anfur for 
his liueing from vndur family goouerment and miffpending his 
time by Eydell nes the feleckt men gaue him afortnites time to 
prouide him fellfe amaftur and in cafe he did it not in that time 
that then thay would prouide one for him 



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The feleckt men teacking into confidaration the great cumplaint 
mead by the inhabytants of the great damadg doone by swine in 
theare middooes be yond beuer brook booth neare by and furdur 
of doo ordur that all hoges teacken 

[179] on the weftward fide of beuer brooke vnrung fhall pay 
afine of twelue penc for euiry defeckt and that any too parfons 

Swine. teacking hogs thus defectiue fhall haue hallfe the 

fines for thear paines as well as the offifurs and allfoo that fuch 
hogs being brought to pound for want of the ownurs being found 
or owning them thofe that bring them fhall be paid for thear 
paines by the parfons that eare delinckwant 

nathan fifk John whitny and Izack mickstur meacking return 
of thear in quiry aftur chilldrens eddvcation finde that John fifks 
chilldren ear naN^thur taught to reed not yet thear caticife 

Agreede that leftenant beares and Simon Stone fhould treat 
wth John Coolidg abought Repayring the meting houfe and in 
ceafe that he Refufeth the wurk then to agree wth sum othur 
wurkman 

At a meting of the feleckt men: at the houfe of John Whitnies 
the ii* of the i munth 1672 : 73 

beniamen willingtun and John gui being warnd to apeared 
before the feleckt men to anfur for meacking youfe of the woode 
of atree that ftood in the highway thay wear aiudged to pay afine 
of 5^ to the towne 

John gui being called to witnis aginft Jeames hollond was 
alowed 9 penfe for his time 

leftenant beares and Simon Stone gaue in thear acount of what 
thay had doone with John Coolidg whoo in gaged to fet vppon 
the repayring of the metting houfe and finifh it by midfumur next 

Beniamin Garfilld being warnd in to anfur for felling and 
meacking youfe of atree of the townes did owne the ackt and was 
fined 145 or to cary in 4 loods of wood to goodman beeches houfe 
for his youfe (but after wards the aboue f"^ tree was made to 
appear by record that it was granted to his father)* 

[180] The Seleckt men teacking into confidaration the con- 
dition of goodman beech his family doo ordur that John whitny 
Juneyer teack ceare that the youth be conftantly implyed aythur 
by himfellfe or othurs that may need him if he feefe not caufe to 
improoue him him fellfe and allfoo that goodman beech his land 
be improoued by plantting or other wife to his beft aduantage and 
goodman whitny ceepping account of the youths wurk and that 
which if dun by him fellfe for goodman beech and prefenting it 
to the feleckt men at the end of the summur he fhall be alowed 
by the towne for his ceare and paines what the youths wurk dooth 
not amount vnto 

the 12* of the Second munth 1673 
deliuered into the cunftabells hands acounty reate of feuentene 
pownd twelue fhillings and three pence 

* This written in b^^ another hand with a different ink, is apparently of a 
later date than the rest of the paragraph. — Eds. 



Watertoivn Records. 1 15 

the lo'h of the 4*^ munth : 1673. 

At ameting of the Selackt men at the houfe of nathan Fifk. 

Agreede with willyam prife to find thomas phillpot with wood 
till the end of march next and the towne to pay him twenty ftiil- 
lings for it and if he Hues not to the end of the time then to pay 
him proportionabell to the time he liueeth : 

John kimball being warnd to the metting to anfur for fatting 
his fenfe vppon the highway dooth promis to remooue his fence 
fine foote into his loct from the turning and foo alonge to the 
whight oacke below his bares towards mr neuarfons by the 15'^ 
of July next and in ceafe the land appeares to be hifF then the 
towne to fdttiffy him for the land and his time of remouing of the 
fenfe 

Jonathan browne being warnd in to the metting to anfwer for 
felling of too treze vppon the highway : was fined 10 (hillings or 
to leaue the woode for to bee to the youfe of goodman beech 

A greed by the Seleckt men that thay with the cunftabells will 
teack thear turns Each man his day to loock to the booyes vppon 
the lords daye 

the 23 of aprill 1673. Let to goodman coolidg fen and good- 
man heaftings the town bull and thay to pay for the youfe of him 
this fummur twenty fhillings to the towne 

[181] The towns men finding that the acktof the Selekt men 
was not Enttured the laft yeare whear in thay weare imployd in 
laying out arooadway to concord doo agree that it be Enttured 
and is as foolooeth the town being prefentted for the high way 
being blockt vp that leaddeth to concord the Seleckt men teacking 
it into confidaration and vppon in quiry finding that thear neuer 
was any laid out by acummitty chofen and fent by Each towne 
that weare confarned in it thay thearfore fent out anoote to the 
Seleckt men of cambridg and concord to defier them that thay 
wowld choze and fend men to joyne wth fuch as fhould be chofen 
by vs to lay out road away from our towne to concord through 
Each towne bounds according af the lawe in Joynes vs which 
thing thay atendded and vppon the 10* of Jime 1672 wee whofe 
neames eare vnder written being apwintted by the feuarall townes 
Way to Concord, of watertown Cambridg and concord to lay out 
aroade way betwene wattertown and concord heaue agreede and 
detarmined the way : from Elbow hill in wattertown and ouer 
beuer brook and by thomas Smiths houfe and foo betwene the 
howfes of John Smith and Job Stratton and af the way now leades 
too and ouer the bridges in cambridg bounds and along to Samuell 
Stones houfe and through Jofeph merriams ground betwene his 
dwelling houfe and barne and through the land of Samuell ftone 
and Jofeph miriam till it cum to the toppe of the hill neare Ifack 
Stearns his houfe and foo on as the way is beatten till it cum to 
the land of Ifack ftearnes and dauid Stone and then to run betwene 
their faid land to the beaten roade agin and foo ceeping thebeaton 
way till it cum to Concord bounds at the C, whear it meats wth 
the road from Cambridg to concord 



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for the bredth of the way we detarmin it to be whear itisfenfed 
one booth fides as the fenfe now ftands and in all other pleacees 
to be fower Rods wide exfepting at Jofeph meriams houie 
betwene his houfe and barne whear it is but arod and a hallfe 
wide 

for watturtown : ") for cambridg '\ for concord 
Jofeph Taintur V Jofeph Cooke >- John Flint 
Simon Stone ) J Caleb Brooks 

[183] this 1 4'^' of the (S) 1673 

the cunftabells fargant barnad and John Stone gaue in thear 
acounts and the towne reate & county reate wth the fines for 
breach of towne ordurs is 120 pound 01 — 11 penc and debts in 
the formur cunftabells hands being 02 — 15 — 06 and in Simon 
ftones hand — 00 — 07 — 4'^ and in John flegs hand 00 — 09 — 04 

all which amountting to 123 pound 14 shillings 

theare if of this payde af apeares by feuarall Refaigts brought in 
by the cunftabells) : to paftur shearman for wood 12 — 00 — 00 
to mr norcrofl' for his falary - - - 30 — 00 — 00 

to the county trefurur for the county reate : - 14 — 07 — 10 
to deputies charg-es and abeatment of prife ) 
of corne oL carnng it - - - ) -^ 

to John whittycus for ould thorp - - 09 — 10 — 00 

to goodwife bartlit for ould brightsdyet - 09 — 06 — 10 

to fathur bloyfe for fwepping the metting ) 

houf and locking to ye dogs - " j 

to John Sawin for entturtaining fathur^ 
bloyfe and his wife when thear howfe wasburnt 1 
and wurk dun to ould brits houfe and thomas 
fillpots houfe and diging ould thorps graue 

to Jofeph taintur for for perambulation he 
& his fun : and carying aloode of wood to |- 02 — 03 — 00 
richard beech - - - - 

to goodman chadwick for munny laid out 
for naills for fillpots houfe and part of pay |- 00 — 09 — 02 
for awafkote for ould bright 

to Simon Stone for preambulation & for 
boord for Phillpots houfe and fidur for ould 
thorps beryall and meacking thorp 2 fliurts 
to John bifcoo for gitting wood for owld bright 
to Ifack mickftur for agallan of liccurs at | 
the getting down beuer brook bridg - J 

to widdoo Stearnes for peaze for Phillpot - 
to martin townfend for tending ould briglit 
to nathun filk fen for teacking 2 inuoifes - 
to John clary for mending the pound 
to John whitny for carting wood for richard 
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to Jofeph mors for to releeue fillpot wth : - 

to John hammond for capping the bull 

teacken of him for fines _ _ _ 



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to John chilld & John kimball thear hallfe 

of the fines - - - - - 04 — 07 — 06 

to John fleg part of what was promifed him ") 

wth fandurfes chilld by the feleckt men in >- 01 — 00 — 04 

march (3) 1671 - ■ - J 

to the 2 cunftabells for thear falary - - 02 — 00 — 00 

to Sammuell Stearnes for clooth for beech 

and his wife - - - - -01 — 09 — 10 

to John whitny in peefe to fow beches ground 00 — 04 — 05 

to John Stone for ftockings for owld bright 00 — 03 — 00 

to willyeam Shattack focks and burds : - 00 — 03 — 00 

to Samuell thachur - - - - 00 — 02 — 00 

to John coolidg for owld thorps coffin and ) 

5 duflbn of burds " " " J ^ 3 

to decon heaftings - - - - 00 — 01 — 09 

to goodman fangur - - - - 00 — 00 — 08 

to Jofeph whitny - - - - 00 — 01 — oa 

to barthluemy fleg - - - - 00 — 01 — 00 

to goodman fattle - - - - 00 — 01 — 00 

loft famuell Pagees reate and fines - - 00 — 10 — 08 

to the cunftabells for carying corne to ) _ fi 

feuarall crediturs of the towns : - J ^ 
Reft due in the cunftabells hands Joh \ ^ 

barnad and John Stone - " j 

the whole is- - - - -123 — 12 — 11 

Allfo thay Brought in a difcharg from our 

pafur of his Reate 

[183] the (3) of the (9) (1673) 

at aienarall town metting choofen feleckt men to ordur the 
prudenfhall afayures of the towne Leftenant beeres Simon Stone 
thomas flag John whitny gorge woodward John Stone Samuell 
Sterns 

voated bv the Chofcn cunftabells nathanell trcdaway Willyeam 
towne that the fe- Perry, cunftaballs Richard cuttin John barnad 

leckt men f hall let /~ii r o i.i i • i ^ i • 

to willyeam price Cholen Suruayurs anthony whight bemamen 

the neck of land CTarfilld 

on which thomas & --^ _ ,, iii/-/-ti i 

Phiiipotf houfe Chofen to looke to cattell and fenfes John wood- 

^^""^^ ward Danell Smith. 

granted to paftur fhearmon for his falary — 140 pound 
Agreede wth Mr norcros to ceepe the fcoole this yeare and he 

to heaue 30 pound for his Salary 

Chofen to teack an inuoyfe John Stone 

granted areat for to pay towne debts of — ■ 65 pounds 

At ameting of the feleckt men at Simon Stones 

the 2*^ Defembur 1673 

thomas Fleg Senyer and John Whitny was chofen by 

the feleckt men for to see John coolidg feneyer and thomas 

heaftings for detaining or Refufing to deliuer the towne bull 

which was lett to them by the feleckt men of watturtowne on or 

about the 23 of eaprill 73 



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Ordured that leftenant beares Samuell ftearns & Simon Ston 
ihould meack the reats for this yeare : 

voted that leftenant bears & Samuell ftearns Ihould proficut 
a^ainft whitticus for Refcuing aparfell of fheep from the town 
othfurs 

voted that thomas fleg fenyer fhall be prifur for the town this 
yere. 

At ametting of the feleckt men : at the houfe of thomas fleg : 
the 19'^ of the lo**^ munth : 1673. 

Widdoo barnad cuming to vs the feleckt men : to hellp hur to 
ahigh way to aparfell of land liing aginft the reuer which fhe 
faith fhe or hur hufband bought of one Jacob : We not finding 
that this land was any of the tovvne grants geuen ought to thear 
inhabitants we anfur hur yt we can do nothing in it tell fhe 
meacks it appeare that it was grantted to Jacob : as his propor- 
tion : in fum of the deuiflons of land geuen ought by the towne 
to hur inhabitants- 
Jonathan browne being warned in to anfur for fenfing in the 
towns land and complaining that he had not time to meack out 
his ceafe at prefant he was alowed amunths time further and if 
then he did not meack the land apeare to be his that then he 
fhould remoue his fenfe as the feleckt men fhould detarmin when 
thay heare the ceafe agin 

Deleuered into the Decons hands areat for the pafturs maintin- 
anfe of - - - - - 131 — 18 — 09 

[184] the 5* of the (11) munth 1673 : 
Deliuered in to the cunftabells hands areat 
for the cafTell of - - - - 44 — 04 — 2 

and areat for the cuntry of - - 32 — 00 — 05 

and areat for the difcharg of town debts of 81 — 09 — 09 

the 24 march 1673 / 74 

At ametting of the feleckt men at the houfe of John whitny 

the deputies heaueing farued toofeuerall fittings of the Jenarall 
cort finfe the publick town metting the 3^^ of the 9*^ munth 73 
thear is due for thear dyet - - - 02 — 00 — 00 

Reckned wth martin townsin and thear is 
due to him - - - - 00 — 13 — 00 fhillings 

At aienarall town metting the 2<^ of the 2^ munth : 1674 
It was agreede vppon by avoate that the feleckt men fhould 
youfe all lafull meanes for the gaining of the town bull and any 
thing due vppon his hier from any in whofe hands It is found 

the 17*^ of the fecond munth 74 
deleured to the cunftabells a country reate of 17 — oS — 10 

At aienarall town metting the 15'^ of June 1674. 

It was voated by the towne that the metting houfe fhould be 
fuffitiently Repayred both roofe and fides and that the towne 
would fattiffy all charges nefifaryly ecfpended about it. 

At ametting of the feleckt men at the houfe of georg woodward 
16 June 1674 



Watertown Records. 119 

It was agreed vppon that Samuell ftearnes and Simon Stone 
Ihold bargin with John coolidg or fum other carepindur if he 
refufed to repayer the meting houfe 

Agreed wth willyeam price to find thomas fillpot wth wood 
till the end of march next and the towne to alow him 30 fhilings 

Willyeam price cuming to the feleckt men to higher the neeck 
of land one which thomas phillpots houfe ftands the feleckt men 
agreede that he fhould heaue aleace meade of y' land for 7 yeares 
from the daye of the deate heare of paying to the towne 15 {hil- 
lings par yeare the quantity of the land being Ecftemed 3 or 
be twene 3 and 4 acres 

Jonathan browne being cumplained of for teacking in the 
townes land and being called to anfurfor himfellfe we not finding 
that he could meack it appeare that the line of his lot againft the 
high way runs any otherwaife then as we find vppon Record one 
the towne book in 1659 we thearfore detarmin an inioyne Jona- 
than browne to Remooue his fence and fet it in the line as vppon 
the a forefaid Record if pre fcribed by the furft of Eaprill next 
vppon the penality of twellue penc pur rod for euery 

[185] munth it ftands aftur the furft of Eaprill aforefaid 

At aienerall towne metting the 12* of the 8* 1674 

2000 the town being called to gethur to confear 

Acres abought the 2 thoufand acres of land due to them, 

from the cuntry : 

It was voated that the towne would improoue captin mafon and 
goodman taintur to treat with m"^ Paine and in ceafe thay finde by 
him incurridgment then to indeuer that theare may be way meade 
for petefhioning the Jenarall coart for aplantation if we can find 
conueniant pleace for it 

The town decleared by voate that thay doe deziur m^ thomas 
dark to be helpfull to m'' fhearmon in the preaching of the wurd 
amongft vs and this in ordur to afarther profeding wth him in 
Refaranc to fetling amongft vs by way of offic if god meack way 
for it this decleared by afull voate of the inhabytanc 

[186] the 30* of the 8'^ munth 1674 

The cunftabells Sargant barnad Richard cuttin gaue in thear 
accounts 

And the town Reat being - - - Si — 09 — 09 

ouer plufh in the cuntry Reate - - 00 — 13 — 03 

ouer plufh in the caflell Reat - - oi — 18 — 02 

ouer plufh in the county Reate - - 03 — 17 — 04 

In the ould cunftabells hands - - 04 — 16 — 11 

In fines for hogs cattell and fences - 06 — 03 — 06 

In other fines - - - - 01 — 03 — 03 



the whole is - - - - 99 — 03 — 02 
Payde as follooeth to paftur 

as apeareth by oi r ^ _ 

the seuarall asine- ohearmon lOr WOOd - - 09 CO OO 

ments brought in jq ,-„,. norcros for his Salary 

by the cunstabells r n i- 

for Icohng - - - 30 — 00 — 00 



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to John Sawin for cepping ould bright - 12 — 00 — 00 

to deputies charges at bofton - - 08 — 00 — 00 

to the deputies for thear time - - 05 — 00 — 00 

to father Bloyce for tending the meting houfe 04 — 10 — 00 

to Samuell Stearnes for cloath for beach - 01 — 00 — 02 

to chriftopher grant fen : for mending the 

rnetting houf glaf - - - - 03 — cy — 05 

to martin towniin for tending ould bright 03 — 00 — 00 

to goodman Bearfto fo aflockbedand cloath 

for briches - - - - - 01 — 10 — 00 

to John whitny for wurk dun for beach - 00 — iS — 00 

to nathan fifk : - - - - 00 — 03 — 00 

to wilyeam preft for wood for Philpot : - 01 — 00 — 00 

to Juft houldin part pay for Philpots houfe 00 — 17 — 10 

to John bifcoo : for wood for ould bright - 00 — 17 — 06 

to goodwife bartlit which Ihe fel Ihort of 

laft yere for brit - - - - 00 — 13 — 00 

to John Shattuck for wurk dun for godman 

beach - - 

to John Stone for teackingthe invoic and ) 
gatharing the pafturf Reat j 
to Johnbarnad for gatharing the paftursReat 
to Jofeph morfe to releeue philpot with in 

"wintur fefon - - - - - 

to the hogreues Jonathan browne and ) 
Samuell Jenings thear part fines ) 

to Richard cuttin for carrying corn to 

bofton : - - - - - 00 — 15 — 00 

to John barnad carying pay to bofton : - 00 — 03 — 00 

to Swagton the Indian for cilling a wolfe - 00 — 10 — 00 

to nathanell hollon wurk dun for ould bright 00 — 03 — 00 

loft in father colidges fine for his meare - 00 — 05 — 00 

Zacary hicks ouer Reatted - - 00 — 09 — 06 

beatted of John whitticufes fine - - 00 — 03 — 00 

to John hammond - - - 00 — 04 — 00 

Paid to the cunftabell John barnad for 

faruis dun for hu parfin - - - 00 — 02 — 00 

to decon allin of boftin fordeputyes dyet") 

fine the rnetting of the town in the 3 of the >• 02 — 00 — 00 

9 munth 73 for too fefions att cort - J 

loft in ouer caftting the town reat in 73 - 01 — 08 — 04 

to the cunftabells for thear falary - - 02 — 00 — 00 

to John fleg in part of what waf promifed ^ 

him wth fandurfes child by the feleckt men >- 00 — 10 — 05 

in march (3) 71 - - - ) 

to thomas fleg fenyer for carting wood for 

ould brite - - - - - 01 — 10 — 00 

loft ben garfills fine for felling of atre in the 

highway - - - - - 00 — 14 — 00 



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fockfes and burds 

to Roger willingtun - 00-02-00 

to willjeam fhattuck - 00-03-00 

to Samuell leuermore - 00-01-00 

tonathanellleuermore - 00-02-00 

to John ftraton June : - 00-01-00 

to Simon Stone - - 00-01-00 



fockfes and burds 
to Steuen coock - - 00-03-00 
to phillip Shattuck - 00-03-00 
to Ifack larnad - - 00-02-00 
to Jonathan Smith - oo-oi-oo 
to Jeames barnad - 00-00-06 



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the whole fum paid amounts vnto - - loc 

[187] At aienarall town matting the 2^ of novembur 1674 

Chofen to ordur the prudenfhall afaiurs Captin Mafon leftenant 
bears John whitny Simon Stone Samuell Stearns corparall bond 
Thomus flag Seny 

The leftenant beares deziring to be frede be caufe of his long 
faruis for thefe many yeares the towne did relefe him and chofe 
Jofeph bemus in his rome Chofen for cunftabells Dannell War- 
rin John Bifcoo 

Chofen for furvayurs Corparall willingtun and John traine 
fenyear 

Chofen for hogreues Nathan fifk Juneyer and Jonathon whitny 

Voated by the town that the paftur fhall heaue for this yeare 
a hundred and forty pownds corn at cort prife 

Voatted that the feleckt men fhall meack a town reate acording 
as thay fhall find the town dets to amount vnto 

At a metting of the feleckt men at Simon Stones houfe the 
1* of the lo'^ 1674 

It was agreed by the feleckt men that Captin Mafon Samuell 
Sterns and Simon Stone fhould meack the cuntry the pafturs and 
the towne Reats 

Copys of Capital agreed that thomus fleg : John whitn}' and Jofeph 
Law procured, bcmus : fhould go about the town to fee that chil- 
dren wear taught to Read the Inglifh tung and that thay wear 
taught fum avthordox cattycize and to fee that Each man heaue 
in his houfe a coppy of the capitall lawes for which End the 
felect men agrede thear fhould be coppyes procured by captin 
mafon at the printturs and thay to be paid for out of the town 
Reat and the men aboue menfhioned to cary them along wth 
them to fuch of the inhabitanc as heaue none 

the 15*^ of the 10* munth 1674 

Deliuered in to the Decons hands areat for 
the paftur of - .... i-^^ — ir — S 

Deliuered to the cunftabels atown Reat of 0S9 — 17 — 02 

Deliuered to the cunftabels acuntry Reat of 047 — 01 — 07 

At ametting of the Seleckt men at Captin mafons 
the 9''^ of the 12 munth: 1674 

"V ppon awarrant Refaiueed being anackt of the county cort 
held at charlftown June the 18*'^: 1672 Inioyning watturtown to 
Remoue the incumbranc vppon the anchient Roade that Runeth 
by Richard Sattles the feleckt men heaue chofen and appwinted 
Captin Mafon and Jofeph bemus to goe the furft munday in 
march next and fee whear the Roade lyeth and Remoue the 
incumbrance that is vppon it. 



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geuen to John applins wife alittell pot that was ould father 
brights 

[188] Thomus fleg John whitny and Jofeph bemus gaue In 
an account of what thay had found confarning childrens Edduca- 
tion and John filk : being found wholy negligent of Edducating his 
children as to Reding or catticiling the feleckt men agreed that 
Jofeph bemus fhould warn him in to anfur for his neglect at the 
next meting of the feleckt men 

At ametting of the feleckt men at the houf of John whitny 
the 23^^ of the 12'^ munth 1674. 

Voatted that Captin mafon and Simon Stone Ihould treat wth 
Mr Goddard about cepping fcooie in our town and in ceafe he be 
not to be preuailled wth then wth mr Jeams fhearmon : and meack 
Return of thear anfur to the feleckt men 

Votted that Samuell Stearns John mafon and Simon Stone 
fhall preambulate the bounds of the town this year as the lawe 
inioynes vs and Simon Stone to fend wurd to the towns aioyning 
to fend men to mete them : apwinting time and pleac 

Jacob bulward being warned to appeare before the felect men 
to anfur for liueing out of famyly gouerment he was alowed to 
feeck himfellfe amaftur within the munth of march next or oth- 
urwife the feleckt men would provide one for him 

Ellis barron Senyer Cuming to the feleckt men to dezire that 
it might be Recorded in the town book that he had paid the 
whole of his purchas of brabrocks land & Inline Shearmon 
glueing vs vndur his hand that the wholle was paid by afmement 
from himfellfe when he cept the townboock all but Eleuen pound 
15 fhiliings 3 penc which is vppon Record in the town boock we 
doo grant him arecord of Refaite and appwint Captin Mafon and 
Simon Stone to fele his deed of falle 

In Refaranc to the ordur about delinquanfy of fvvine and other 
cattell it is agreed by the feleckt men that no parfon fhall be 
acounted fuffitient profe as to the owning of them but aythur the 
man or woman of the family being ownurs of the cretures or fum 
parfon of 16 years ould at left belonging to that family 

[189] At ametting of the felect men at Samuell Stearnfes : 
(9'h) march 74 / 75 

Agreed wth willyeam price to find thomus philpot wth wood 
for this foloing year and the town to giue him 30 fhiliings for the year 
the year to begin the laft of this prezent munth march : 

Voatted that the formur ackt of Judgment confarning paftur 
Shearmons fines for defect in fvvine and horces is Reuearced 

Voatted that the formur Judgment confarning Richard childfes 
fine is Reuearced all but thre defects 

As an adition to the formur ordur bearing deat the 25*^ of the 
ii mu : 72 

It is ordured by the felect men that all fwine teacken on the 
weftward fide of beuer broock fhall pay afine of 12 penc to the 
town for Euery defect aythur of yoack or Ring and if thay be 
teacken in the meddoes doing dammidg then to pay 5 fhiliings 



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fine for euery fwine fo teacken and any too parfons fhall haue 
power to ecficute this ordur as well as the offifurs and haue hallfe 
the fines for thear paines and if the ownurs appear not then to 
bring them to the pound and thay fhall be paid for thear paines 
by thear ownurs when thay appear : this ordur Confentted vnto 
by a voate at ajenarall town meting the 29'^^ march 75 
At ajenarall town metting the (29''^) of march : 1675 : 
the town agreed wth mr Goddard to ceep the fcoole in this 
towne for ayear his year to begin the (5''') of aprill 1675 and the 
town to alow him for his falary (30) pounds and A fortnites time 
in hayfill and his falary to be paid out of the town Reat that fhall 
be mead in the yeare 75 : 

the (19''') of July 1675 
deliuered to the cunftabells : adubbell cuntry 
Reat of - - - - - - 93^ — 14 — 03 

At ametting of the felect men at thomus flegs 
the (31) of auguft 75: 

Voatted that Simon Stone fhould Refeiue of the cunftabells the 
ouer plufh of the cuntry Reat mead in July 75 and lay out the 
munny to by bullits for the town fuffitient for a barrell of poudur 
and a law book for the towns youfe. 

[190] The 29«^ of the (8*) 1675 

the cunftabells Mr John bifcoo : and dannill warrin brought in 

thear accounts and is as folooeth p 

the town Reat being - - - 89 — 17 — 02 

and the ouerplufh in the cuntry reat - 03 — 07 — 05 

and the fines for breach of town ordurs - 07 — 06 — 10 

and for Rent from will price - - 00 — 15 — cx> 

and in leftenant bearfes hand due for a ") 

bull of the towns and fould to him by the > 03 — 05 — 00 

felect men - - . - J , 

the whole is 104 — 11 — 05 

this being all of the towns creddit thear is paid of this as folooeth : 

to decon heaftings and ould colidg - 01 — 19 — 04 

to Paftur Shearmon for his wood - - 06 — 00 — oa 

to Mr Norcros for fcooling - - 30 — 00 — 00 

to John Sawin for ould brits ceping - 05 — 03 — 10 

to Decon heaftings for his faruis at cort - 00 — 10 — 03 

to Captin Mafon for his faruis at cort - 01 — 12 — oa 
to Goodman bloyc for his falary tending 

the meting hous - - - 04 — 10 — 00 

to willyeam Price for finding fillpot wth ] 

wood and Vittills this last wintur J ^ 

to martin townfen for tending ould bright 00 — 12 — 00 
to dannill andrew : for brick : fo the metting 

hous wall - - - - - GO — 04 — 06 

to Juft houlding for what was behind of 

phillpots houfe building and wood - - 01 — 12 — 03 

to fargent coolidg for mending the meting 

hous - - - - - - 03 — 10 — 00 



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to Simon Stone for naills for the meting 
house and for feching bricks and clay and 
lime for the meting hous 

to inline grene of cambridg for coppyes 
of the capitall laws _ _ _ 

to John chenary being ouer Reatted the 
laft year - - . - - 

to leftenant bears for his time at cort : for ~~| 
mending the pound and meacking apayer ! 
of nu ftocks for mending the meting hous [ 
in 73 and lathing the walls, in all - J 

to the county trezurer for the county Reat 

to Decon allin of bofton for debutyes dyet 

to Johnfon of charlftown fore lime for the 
metting hous - - - - - 

to woods of charlftown : for fhingell and 
lath for the meting hous - - . 

to Samuell Stearns for naills for the metting 
hous ------ 

to thomus fleg carting wood for ould 
bright and for munny payd mr chicarin for 
phezick for ned fondurs 

to John Whitny carting wood and muck 
for goodman beech - - - - 

to John balle for weving for ned fandurs 

to nathan fifk fenyer for 2 inuoices 

to John fleg due for fandurfes chilld put '\ 
to him by the felect men in march (3) (71) V 
and is his laft payment vppon yt account ) 

to the hogreues to dannill Smith - 

to John woodward - . - 

loft paftur Shearmons fine for horfes and 
fwine _ - . - - 

loft miftris philipfes fine - - - 

loft Richard chillfe fine 

to Sargant barnad cunft : wch he : ouerpaid 
in the town reat laft year - - - 

to Mr bifcoo for his carying corne to bofton 
and cambridg and for his falary 

to dannill warin cunftabill his falary and 
cariingr corn : - - - - 



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foxes and burds : foxes and burds 

to gregory coock : 
to willyeam bond 
to Nathan filk - - 
to willyeam lliattuck - 
to John more 

the wholle is - 

Reft in widdoo bearfes hand 02 — 02 — 04 
and in Simon Stones hand - - - 



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to gorg woodward 
to phillip Shattuck 
to John Stratton Jun 
to thomus Strait - 

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[191] At agenarall town meting the (4) of the {cf^^ 1675 
Captin mafon : thomus ?iQ^ senyer Samuell Stearns John 

■whitny leftenant Shearmon Inline warrin and Simon Stone wear 

chozen to ordur the prudential! affayurs for this year 
to ceep the town book Simon Stone 
Chozen cunftabells Corparall bond Mr norcross 
Chozen furuayurs of hiways goodman coock : goodman hagur 
chozen furvayurs of fwine cattell and fences : Richard child 

and beniamin willingtun : 

Voatted that the paftur fhall haue for this year one hundred 

and forty pound corn at cort price 

Voated that Samuell Stearns shall be the towns prizur this y'' 
Voated by the town that the act of the felect men in the (16'^) 

of June 74 Refering to Jonathan browns Remoouing his fenc 

from of the towns land fhall ftand in force and that the felect men 

fhall impower the cunftabell to teack the fine of the furft munth 

by difftress 

At a metting of the felect men at Captin Mafons the 23 Nouem 75 
it was agreede that leftennant Shearmon Ihould meack the 

cuntry Reat and Samuell Stearns and Simon Stone the towne 

and pafturs Reats. 

the 14*^^ of defembur 1675 

Deliuared to the Decons A Reat for the 
pafturs maintinanc of - - - 1 28 — 02 — oS 

Deliuered to the cunftabells a cuntry Reat of 358 — 14 — 05 

and a town Reat of - - - 0S5 — 18 — 05 

and in the 18'^ of July 1676 deleuared to the 
Cunftabells 10 ecftreordinaiy Reats amountt- 
ing to _ - . - - 469 — 18 — 00 

At apublick town metting the 4''^ of the 7'^ munth 1676 

Nathanell Coolidg chofen cummitionur to Joyne wth the 
felect men in teacking the inuoice for the cuntry Reate. 

At ametting of the felect men : at leftenant Shearmans : 
the lo'^^) of ye (8) 76 

it was agreed by voate y' Infine warrin and Samuell Stearns 
Ihould teack an inuoice of willyeam knops Efteat and fee to the 
diflpofall of the wooman in fum famyly if thay could 

At ametting of the felect men at thomus fleg feny : houfe the laft 
of y« (8'h) 76 

the felect men Reckconed wth willyeam price for teacking cear 
of thomus phillpott both for vittells in the winttur time and allfoo 
for wood this fummur and vittells for fuch times as he could not 
goo out and ordured him to be paide all y' was his due to this 
daye : allfoo Samuell Stearns and inline warrin brought in Will 
knops invintory of his Efteate. 

[192] The 3d of the 9*'* munth 1676 

The Cunftabells Mr Richard norcrofs and Corparall willyeam 



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bond brought in thear accounts and is as folooeth : ^ s 

The town Reat being fumed vp at - 085 — 18 — 

and the fines for fvvine and cattell - 002 — 08 — 

and willyeam prife his Rent of Philpotslott 000 — 15 — 

and the ouerphifh of the 2 laft ware Reats 005 — 09 — 

and in my hand y' is Simon Stones hand 000 — 06 — 



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004 



the wholle fum being caft vp amounts vnto 094 — 

of this fum thear is paid as folooeth : and appeareth by 
owneed and brought in 

to paftar Shearmon for to find him wth wood 

to Mr goddard for his falary for cepping of 
fcoole _ _ - - - 

to the county Reate - - . 

to goodman bloyce for tending the metting 
houfe . _ . - - 

to decon Allin of bofton for bordding the 
debutyes . - - - - 

to captin mafon : for his time at corte as"! 
a deputy and for munny laid out for a bar- 
rill of poudur and for his funs goeing the 
bounds of the towne being chofen thear 
vnto and for munny laid out for bullits for 
the towne in alle it is 1 1 pound 2^ : and 9 
penc paid of this . . - 

to fimon Stone for perambulation i pound' 
for 2 pound 2 fhillings 6 penc in munny y' 
is 2-^: lo^'^. laid out for powdur and bullits 
and for 2 dales wurk to anfur the towns 
prezent at Charlftowne corte for blocking 
vp the high way by Richard Sattles houfe : 
4 fhillings in all it is 

to Samuell Stearns for prerambulation'i 
1 pound and for munny laid out for a barrill 
of pouder i — 6 — 8 pence : in all - 

to John whitney for twenty fhillings 
munny laid out i — 6 — 8p and for cartt- 
ing pofts for the pound 9 fhillings all is 

to nathanell whitnyfor felling and fplitt- 
ing timbur for the pound 

to Jozeph bemus for munny laid out for 
powdur 20 fhillings - - - 

to mr neuerfon for cartting of wood to 
the wach houfe : - 

to nathan filk; fenyer for teacking of 2 

inuoices - - - - - 

loft John hagurs Reate - - - 

the town Reate ouer Cafte 

to widdoo beers for the Leftenants time at 
the ienarall corte . . . - 

to Jonathan whitny his parte of the fines of 
hogs and cattell : - - - 



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to nathan fifk Juneyor his part of fines of 
hogs and cattell ... - 000 — 12 — 00 

to thomus fleg fenyer for 20 fhillings '\ 
muny and 16 penc payd to mr chickcarin > 001 — oS — 00 

for ned Sandurs : - - - ) 

to willyeam price for locking to thomus 
phillpot ... - - 005 — 09 — 08 

to John traine fenyer for timbur to mend 
the mill bridg ... - 000 — 03 — 03 



foxes and burds : 

to fteuen coock - - 00 - 07s - 00 

to John cimball - - 00-03 -00 

to thomas bond - - 00-02 -00 

to John Stratton Jun - 00-01-00 

tojohneames - - 00-01 -00 

to John barnad - - 00-00-09 



the total fum paid is 093 — 02 — 09 

and in the cunftabells "| 

hands neamly bifcoo !- 01-05-05 

and ■wanin - - J 

and in Simon Stones 

hand - - - . 00-09-06 

this 1-05 & 5 penc geuen to dannill 

warrin at aienarall town metting the 

6'h of ye 9'h 1676 



[193] The 6'^ of the 9'^ munth 1676 

At aienarall town metting. 

Chofen Select men Captin mafon Leftenant Shearmon Corparall 
bond decon heaftings : goodman Coolidg fenyer : 

Nathanill coolidg and Simon Stone : to ceep the town boock : 

Chofen Cunftabells John bright and Beniamen garfill. 

Chofen Suruayurs of highwayes Caleb Curch & M"^ Neuerfon. 

Chofen for hogreues John Deckes & martin townfin. 

Voted that the paftur fhall haue for his maintinanc this year 
140-^ — 00 — 00 corne to be paid at cort price 

Left wth the Select men to agree wth afcoole maftur as chepe 
as thay can and allfo to Repaire the Scoole houfe at the 
towns charge 

Voted that nathannell Coolidg teack the invoice for ye town. 
and pafturs reats 

Vppon fundry conlidarations it was by voate Confentted vnto 
that dannill warrin fhould be forgeuen that 01-^ — 05^ — 05"* 
which was due from him to the towne as appears vppon Record 

At ametting of the felect men at Captin mafons the (5'^) of ye 
(io«'^) 1676 

voatted that nottic fhall be geuen vnto the Survayurs to mend 
the mill bridges or bridges at the mill fuddinly foo as y* it may be 
paffaball for this winttur and corparall bond is to teack aueue of 
it and fee to the dooing of it. 

voatted that infine warrin and Samuell Stearns fhall goe down 
to Charlftown Corte to giue in Euidenc concearning willyeam 
Knops Inventory of his Esteate and Corparall bond to goo down 
wth them to vndurftand the coorts pleazure Concearning the 
diflpoozall of it 

voatted that fuch as heaue any way incloofed any of the towns 
land that fuch parcons fhall be warnd in by any of the Select to 
the next town metting of the felect men thear to anfur for thear 



128 Watertoivn Records. 

defalk by Remouing thear fence or meacking {ixttiffaction othur- 
wayfe 

Agreede wth willyeam price to supply thomus phillpot with 
Avood and wittalls from the furft of the 9''^ munth (76) vntill may 
day next and the town to alow for him for it 4^ parweck out of 
the town Reat 

At aienarall town metting the (11'^) of the (lo''^) 1676 

Thear appearing 25 pound od munny that the town oweth to 
bur feuarall ci'editors the town by voate grantted that thear 
fhould be 30 pound added to the town Reat (y' is to be mead for 
the difcharg of thefe debts) to mend the metting houfe & the 
fcoole houfe and the bridg at mill and to Releeue thomas fiUpot 
this yea re 

At ametting of the felect men at the houc of decon heaftings 
the 26'^ of the lo*'^ 1676 

it was voatted that leftenant Shearmon fhould meack the Reats 
and that he Ihould heaue 10 fhillings out of the town Reat for 
meacking thefe and the formur Reats 

[194] at ametting of the felect men at the hous of 

John Coolidg fenyer the 30**^ of the 11* 1676 
Natthanell barfham was chofen by the felect men to be Selur 
for waits and mefures vntill another be chofen. 

the 9''^ of the ir'^ 1676 
the fix war Reats with the town Reat Caft vp and deleuared 
to the cunftabells beniamin garfiU & John bright amounting 
vnto 311 — 10 — 04 

at a Jenaral town metting the (26) of the (12) 1676 
The town decleard by a voate that thay would heaue the scoole 
cept afree fcoole as for marly 

famuell ftearns chofen prizur for the town : this yeare 

at ametting of the felect men at leftenant fhearmons the 
(5th) of the (i) 1677 

ordured that whooeuer taketh vp any ftones in the highwayes 
any whear in the towne thay (hall Remoue them by carttingthem 
away within the fpeac of amunth aftur thay are taken vp or elfe 
thay ftiall be free for any that will to take them : allfo that any 
that ear all Raddy taken vp fhall be Remoued wth in a munth 
aftur the publycation of this ordur 

ordured that Captin mafon and fimon ftone fhall goo to John 
fifke to fee if his chilldren be taught to Read inglifh and thear 
catticize and decon heaftings and father coolidg to willyeam price 
and John whiticus and leftenant and Corparall bond to gorg 
lorranc and allfo to treat with him about his Refufing to pay the 
paftur his Reat 

ordured that leftenant Shearman and Corparall bond fhall take 
a vew of Jonathan browns fenc to fee whethur or no it ftands 
vppon the towns land and make Return to the felect men at thear 
next metting how thay find it 

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Watertoivn Records. 129 

[195] A ametting of the felectmen at Corparall bonds 
the 27'^ of march 1677 

Jonathan brown appearing befoore the felect men to anfur for 
his getting his fenc vppon the highway and being conuinced that 
his bounds fhould ftand af we find vppon Record in the town 
book : and from the croched tree to run on aftraight line to the 
whight oack at the cornur of his lott againft Richard Cuttins 
the faid Jonathan brown doo ingeage that betwene this and the 
furft of Eaprill in 78 he will Remooue his fenc and fett it vppon 
thofe 3 lines : and the felect men doo agree that Jofeph taintur 
and famuell ftearns fhall Run the lines as in the town booke is 
profcribed and this to Remain the bounds betwene Jonathan 
brown & the town 

as wittnis his hand 

Agreed wth leftenant shearmon to ceep an : inglifh fcoole this 
year and to begin the (9*^) of eaprill at the fcoole houfe and the 
town to alow him twenty pounds in the town Reat that fhall be 
raized in this yeare (77) and if the faid leftenant dezireth to lay 
down his imployment at the years end then he fhall giuethe town 
a quartur of ayears warning and if the town dezyreth to chang^ 
ther fcoole mafter thay fhall giue the like warning: the felect 
men agree allfoo that the faid fcoole fhall be cept from the furft 
of may to the laft of auguft: 8 owers in the day to witt to begin 
at feuen in the morning : and not to break vp : vntill fiue at night, 
noone time acfepted and from the laft of auguft vntill the laft of 
octobur 6 ouers in the day foo allfoo in the munths of march and 
Eaprill and the 4 winttur munths to begin at tenn of the clock in 
the morning and continnue vntill 2 a clock in the afternoone. 

Agreed wth Jozeph vndurwood that he fhall haue the chilld of 
marah Dauifes which was wth his father put to him by the town 
and that he fhall be bound to him vntill he be 21 years of eage 
and Jofeph vndurwood to teach the boy to read and wright and 
fum authortox catticife and to find him meat drink and apparell 
futabell vnto fuch an aprentis and at the end of his time to alow 
him dubbell apparrell throw ought and Simon Stone to make the 
r . r.u agrement betwene him and the boy and to record 

in prclents oi tnc ^ "^ 

felect men of wat- it in the town booke. Jofeph vndurwood apearing 
turtowne Befoore the felectmen this 20'^ of octobur 1684 

owned this agrement as apeares by fetting toe his hand 

Jofeph V vndurwood 
His mark. 
[ The rest of this page will appear in its chronological order later. — Eds.] 

[196] the I3»h of the 4: munth 77. 

The felect men vppon cumplaint mead to them of the doubt- 

fullnes of the line of henary fremans lott doo defire leftenant 

fhearmon at the carge of Corparall bond the pofl~efer there of to 

fteat the feame and make Return thear of to the town to be 

recorded, (it was allfoo the defire of John whitney & Jofeph 

from corpa rai bemus at the feame time that the line of thear land 

° "weft^ard" " "^ adioyning to Corparall bond might be Run allfoo 

which was fteated by leftenant fhearmon at the feam time) 

[The lines in the above brackets are erased in the records by the vote 
recorded at end of page [196.] See p. 131. — Eds.] 



130 Watertoivn Records. 

The line ftated betwene the hiway and the lot which was 
formurly henry Fremans is aboute two : rod and ten foot north- 
ward from the cornur poft of John whitnies fenc and foo ftraight 
to awhight oake tree in which are railes faftned Eaftward Right 
ouer againft the houfe of Jofeph whitny and foo vpon aftraight 
line to the hie way that leads to goodman tainters 

[194] the 6'h of the 5 '"o 1677 

at ametting of the felect men at nathanell coliges : 

Corparall John hammond Cumplaining that John Whitacars 
deuiding Fenc betwene the faid hammond and Whitacars land 
was not fuffitient and that whitacars out fide fenc was not fuffitient 
and diuers of the nayburs cumplain that whitacar to feaue his 
corne hurt and abufe thear cattell wth his dogs the felect men 
vppon hearing the ceafe and allfoo gooing vppon the land vewing 
the whole fenc and found it very infuffitient and the corn lay open 
to ftray 

the 9''' of the 5''^ munth 77 : the felect men vppon the ground 
did ordur and agree that corparall hammond doo by the 18'^ of 
this inftant munth make good his part of the the deuiding fenc 
betwene his land and whitacars which part is the hallfe of it at 
the weft end : and that John whitacars by the said time doo meak 
good his part of the faid deuiding fenc which is the other hallfe at 
the Eftern End booth of them are to make them anfarabell to the 
order of town refpecting fences allfoo the felect men doe order 
John Whitacars to mak his out fide fenc againft his land good 
acording to the faid order vppon [195] penality of the town 
ordur and allfoo that the faid whitacur doe forbear huntting other 
mens cattell and fwine at his perill and y' he forth with take care 
to ring and yoake his fwine acording to order of towne which 
vpon the 9'^ of this month the felect men took nottis wear de- 
fectiue laftly it is ordured af aboue faid that in cafe whitacar fhall 
neglect to repayre his part of the deuiding fenc as is aboue ordured 
then corparall hammond is defired to procure it to be done forth 
with and the felect men ingeage he fhall haue dubbell pay for it 

the 18'^ of July 1677 deleuared to the Cunftabells beniamin 
garfill & John bright 6 fingell Reats for the war amountting 
vnto 236 — 07 — 09^ 

[196] The 3^ of Septembur 77 ametting of the felect men at 
Simon Stones : 

the cuntry inuoic parfitted and deliuered to the cummitionur 
to carry down : 

this (i^t) of the (9'^) 1677 
the Cunftabells m' Richard norcrofs & Corparall willyeam 
bond brought in an account of the (8) & of the 10 war Reats 
deleuerd them by the felect men : the (8) in the (14'^) of defembur 
1675 & the (10) in the (18'^) of July 1676 I say brought thear 
Refaits from the cuntry trefurur in full for 

the aight Reats : - - - - 358 — 14 — 02 

and for the (10) Reats : - - - 450 — 00 — 00 

the ouerplufh of thefe Reats: being - 020 — 13 — 02 



Watertoivn Records. 131 

and is diflpofed of as folooeth to the 

cunftabells : for thear falary - - - 02 — 00 — 00 
and left in the other Cunftabells hands 

neamly John bright & beniamin garfill - 10 — 00 — 00 
for to pay for the menddingof the fcoole houfe : by mr norcrofs 
payd allfoo to John Coolidg towards the 

scoole houfe - - - - - 00 — 09 — 00 

Loft John fattells Reat - - - 01 — 03 — 11 

Loft of Jacob bullards Reat - - 00 — 10 — 03 

Loft of dannill mettups Reat - - 00 — 04 — 00 

Loft willyeam knops Reat - - 01 — 18 — 01 

Loft of henary goddins Reat - - 01 — 03 — 01 

Loft John guy his Reat - - - 00 — 13 — 00 

Loft of John Claryes Reat - - 00 — 05 — 00 

Loft John mafons Reat - - - 00 — 16 — 02 

famuell Peage dettur - - - 01 — 06 — 09 



20 — 09 — 03 



vnpaid 00 — 04 — 11 
*at aienarall town metting the (3^) of the (9) 1679 
It was voatted that the (3) lines vppon the top of this peag to 
witt the 5'^ 6'** & 7'*^ lines should be blotted out. 

[197] Reckned wth the cunftabells John bright & beniamin 
garfill the (2) of (9'^) 77: 

And the town Reat to gether with (6) 
war Reats being - - - - 311 — lo — 04 

and liftene (hillings due from willyeam 
Price for the Rent o> thomus Phillpots land 
or the land he dwells vppon : - - 000 — 15 — cx> 

and in Simon Stones hand - - 000 — 09 — 06. 



the whoole being - - - - 312 — 14 — 10 

of this thear is paid as appears by the 
trefururs bills of refait and bills from the 
town crediturs af folooeth : 

by a bill of Refaight fom the cuntry 
trefurur . _ _ - . 237 — 14 — oo 

by a bill of refaght from the county trefurur 013 — 04 — 00 

allfoo paid paftur fhearmon for wood and 
behind laft yer : - - - - 013 — 04 — 00 

to captin mafon for being adebuty at cort 
& of ould behind - - - - 02 — 16 — 00 

to Mr goddard for cepping fcoole left 
vnpaid laft yere - - - - 03 — 04 — 05 

to decon allin of bofton for debutyes dyet 03 — 01 — 04 

to Jofeph Shearmon for cartting wood to 
the wach houfe - - - - 02 — 11 — 00 

to leftenant fhearmon : for ceepping ye town 
ftock and for making of the Reats and anfuring 

aprefentment at Charlftown : - - 03 — 16 — 06 

* [This entry interlined. See note foot of page 129. — Eds.] 



132 



Wateriown Records. 



to goodman grant for mending the glafs of 
the meting houf - - - - 03 — 11 — 04 

to father bloyc for tending the metting houfe 04 — 10 — 00 

to willyeam price for tending of thommus 
phillpot - - - - - 05 — 19 — 00 

to nathanell cooledg for taking 2 inuoices 01 — 10 — 00 

to fargant coolidg for mending the fcoole 
houfe II fhillings& for lodging the amonition 
4 & 6 pen : and for wurk dun at the mill 
bridg 7 & 6 penc in all - - - 01 — 03 — 00 

to fimon ftone for his time and dyat at the 
genarall cort a debuty - - - 00 — 16 — 00 

to garrit curch for feching bifcit from boftun 
for the foulgurs - - - - 00 — 10 — 00 

to thomus ftraight cartting wood to wach 
houfe - - - - - 00 — 05 — 00 

to gorg lorranc for wood for the wach houfe 00 — 09 — 00 

to M'' neuerfon earthing wood to the wach 
houfe - - - - - 00 — 16 — 00 

to wurk dun to the fcoole houfe : this 
fummur John coolidg - - - 02 — 18 — 00 

to Jofeph fhearmon : - - - 00 — 06 -- 11 

to chriftopher grant - - - 00 — 13 — 04 

to mr norcrofs due the laft year to him - 00 — 09 — 00 

for wurk at the mill bridg as folooeth : 
to Caleb church - . - - 00 



13 — 04 



00-12-00 
00-09-00 
00-08-00 
00-04-00 
00-03-00 
00-03-00 



00-02-06 



00-09-02 



00-03-00 



00-02-00 



00-10-00 



01 - 06 - op 



00-10-00 



00-04-00 
00-01-00 
00-05-06 

02-00-00 



17 - 10 



to Sargunt barnut : 

to Samuell barnut 

to Jonathan whitny 

to nathan fiflc 

to famuell genifon 

to fteuen Coock - 

tofamuell ftearns fenyer 00-02-00 

to nathanell burlhham 00-02-06 

to John bond 

to corparall bond for"| 

llccors at the mill >■ 

bridg & a day at cort j 

to John whitny cart- ] 

ting poofts for the >• 

pound - - - J 

to nathanell whitny ) 

for Riuing them - j 

to John heringtun 

lofte his powlemun- 

ny in the 6 reats 

to nathanell Sangur 

his Reat being loft 

jt is - 

[198] At a Jenarall town metting the (5'^) of the (9*) 
munth 1677 : 

Captin mafon : Simon Stone Samuell Stearns John Whitny 
gregory coock Corparall Willingtun thomus fleg fenyer Wear 
chofen felect men : for the year infuing : Chofen Cunftabells 



to an indyan for Cil- 
ling a woolfe in our 
town - . - 

foxes and burds 
to John Cimball - 
to thomus bifcoo 
to gregory coock 
to the Cunftaballs") 
for thear falary - J 

the totall fum caft") 

vp is - - - I 3" 

for wurk dun at the mill bridg 

to Elnathan bears - 00-05-00 
to henary spring - 00-02-00 
toJohnKnop - - 00-04-00 



the totall fum Caft 
vp is - 



\ 312-08-10 



Watertoivn Records, 133 

Jofeph taintur & famuell leuermore Chofen Suruayurs Samuell 
thachur & Jofeph garfiU to fee to the Regulating of fwine cattell 
& fences John Stratton & Caleb grant Chofen to Joyne with 
decon heaftings & goodman taintur as acummitty to feate men in 
the metting hous Captin mafon Leftenant Shearmen & father 
Coolidg 

Voatted that the paftur fhould haue for his maintinanc : — 140 
pounds Corn at Coort price and fuch as pay munny to be abatted 
athurd part 

Caleb Curch Requefting the town : to lett him haue aparfill of 
land containing about one hundred Rod lying againft goodman 
tredaways land the town decleared by avoat that he fhould haue 
the land prouided y* if he fell the land that then the town & good- 
man tredaway fhall haue the Refufall of it. 

Chofen to prife for the town in payments of Reats & fines 
Samuell Stearns. 

at a Jenarall town metting the (3'') of the (10'^) 1677 

Voatted that the town Reat fhould be mead at fifty pounds to 
pay town debts and releeue thomus fillpott wth all : 
the (ii*) of the (lo'^) 77: 

A metting of the felect men at Captin Mafons 

it was voatted that Corparall willingtun Samuell Stearns & 
Simon Stone fhould meak the pafturs the Cuntry & town Reats : 

Voatted that Corparall bond fhould heaue leburty to dig Clay 
for his youfe in the highway by willyeam Shattucks : houfe : 

the (25'^^) of the (lo*^) 77 

Deleeured to the Cunftabells Jofeph taintur fenyer & famuel 
leuermore a town Reate of fifty one pound — 14 fhillings & 8 pence 
& acuntry Reate of — 120^ pound — 18 — & 10 penc & in fines- 
for hogs & fhep fower pound i fh & out of the Pafurs reatte — 
13^ — 07 — 05 : to pay for his woode 

and to the DeconsDeleuared the pafturs Reate :ofi4^ — 15 — 00 : 
With the formur thurtene pound feuen & fiue penc which is taken 
out & Deleuared to the cunftabells : as abooue faid. 

[199] At ametting of the felect men at John whitnyes : 
the (5'^) of the (12"^) 77 

Voatted that thefe parfons follooing fhall be the men to infpeckt 
the feuarall in habitanc of this towne acording as the lawe inioyns : 

to witt John Coolidg fenyer Decon heafttings Leftenant Shear- 
mon : John Stratton Mr goddard Corparall bond Antony Pearc 
mihill Eiues Jofeph taintur Infine warrin gorg Parkis : John 
leuermore Juney" and that Captin mafon : fhall fend anoote to 
Each of them to fignify to them the feuarall familyes that ear 
Cummitted to Each mans Ceare 

Reckned w'"^ willyeam price and thear Remains due 
to him 04 — 12 — 3 

Voatted that Samuell Stearns : Simon Stone & Samuell Jen- 
nings Ihall preambulate the bounds of the town this yeare & 
Samuell Stearns to fend wurd to the naybur towns the time & 
pleac of metting 



124 Watertown Records. 

beniamin garfill Cumplaining to the feleck men of atree of the 
towns y' fheaded his gardin it was Voatted that goodman thomus 
flege fenyer : fliould heaue the tree for which he promifeth that 
the town fhall heaue the beft tree vppon his land in hie of it and 
any time when they ftand in neede of it. 

At ametting of the felect men at thomas flegs the (5*) of 
the furft 77/78 goodman taintur Cuming to the felect men and 
Requefting a laburty to fett vp anadittion to his barne it ftanding 
Joyning to the high way the felect men granted him aleburty to 
teak in to the vallue of 14 foote in length at the end of his barne 
and allfoo for acowhoufe at the fide of it to the feame Ecftent : 

goodman taintur & famuell ftearns being appwintted the laft 
year to Run the lines betvvene Jonathan browns land and the 
highway leading to fudbury thay this day brought in thear anfur 
to the felect men that thay had dun what thay wear defyred vppon 
that account but Jonathan brown did to them Refufe to take any 
nottisof it, and toald them that he would not Remooue his fenc 
according to formur agreement wth him, the felect men thearfore 
gaue ordur to the cunftabell in writting that he Ihould pull vp or 
caufe to be pulled vp : all that fence that ftood vppon the high way 
againft thofe lines before menftioned emediatly aftur the furft of 
Eaprill 78 and allfoo fent or gaue anoote to ionathan browne to 
iignify the feame to him that he might not heaue ocafion to fay 
y* we cam fuddinly vppon him : that foo he might preuent vs 
youhng any harfhnes towards him 

Sargant barnut Cuming to the felect men to defire them to take 
cear of Willyeam knopswiddoo thay finding y* fhe was cummitted 
to him the laft of ye 8'*^ munth 76 and the felect men heaueing 
then agreed wth him for ayeare and alowed him 12 pounds to find 
hur meat drink & apparrell to be paid by the adminiftrattors of 
the efileat : of hur hulband whoo wear foo appwinted by the corte : 
the felect men doo now agre wth fargant barnut for to ceep hur 
another yeare vppon the acount of 12 pounds more to be j^aid by 
the adminiftrattors afore faid he finding the wooman meat drink 
and apparall as in the year be fore & if the efteat of hur hufband 
will not fufiife to pay the 12 pounds then the town to meak it vp 
the year begun : the laft of the 8'^ munth 1677 

[200] At ametting of the felect men at Simon Stones the 
(19*) of march 77 / 78 

The felect men heaue agreed with willyeam price to prouide 
Cumfortably for thomus Phillpot his meat and drink and to carry 
it to him fefonably from this day forward vntill that day twellue 
munth and the towne to alow him (10^) & S fhillings for his 
pains and coft & the town to find him wth wood & in cafe that 
the faid thomus fillpott Hues not the yeare out then to alow 
goodman price proporfhionabell to the time yt he liueeth 

tliis agreement Confentted vnto by willyeam price as witnes 
his hand & we allfoo agre wth him to prouide him cord wood fo 
much as he neds ; Willyeam price 

his WP mark. 



Watertozvn Records. 135 

Cumplaint being mead by father bullard of iniary dun him by 
his nayburs in not bearing part of his fenc lying againft tliem as 
apurteculur in clofeyer, the felect men heaueing heerd the ceafe 
from the Jenarality of the propryetors : of that felld the felect men 
doo not find but that thay eare ajenerall fellde ftill & naythur 
goodman bullard nor any other of them haue taken out themfellues 
by afuffitient fencing of thear purteculurs the felect men thearfore 
doo detarmin that thay meak good thear fenc ftill in ienarall & 
that Each man doo his proportion according to numbur of ackres 
& that each mans fenc be vp according as the lawe Requiers by 
the furft of Eaprill. 

the (20*'^) of march: 77/78 
The felect men tithingmen and Cunftabells metting to gether 
aftur lectur doo agree to goo too tithing men and a felect man 
to gether for to fee y' Each parfon that heaue not taken the oath 
of fidelyty & alegianc doo take it as the lawe Requireth to wit 
father Coolidg decon heaftings & corparall willingtun to gethur : 
John ftratton mr godard & Simon Stone to gethur : Leftenant 
Shearmon Corparall bond & gregory Coock to gether : Jofeph 
taintur mihill- Eiues & John whitny to gether, Antony pearc 
Infine warrin & Samuell Stearns to gether, gorg Parkis John 
leuermore and thomus fleg fenyer to gether. 

at ametting of the felect men aftur lectur the (17'^) of eaprill 78 
henary Spring John Decks & John aplin cumplaining to them 
yt martin townfin would not doo his proportion of fenc in the 
felld whear in they ear in common to gether : the felect men 
heaueing heard the caufe & finding that thay haue fenced & 
planted to gether thefe many years & that goodman townfin heath 
not dun vp his part as formurly nor yet geuen them legall warn- 
ing that he would throw vp we thearfore agree & ordur that 
goodman townfin make good his part as formurly and that he 
bear all dammadg yt cums by its lying down 

[201] At ametting of the felect men at the houfe of gregory 
Coock: this (3^) of y^ 7) 1678 

Decon bright hauing geuen a black cloath for the youfe of the 
towne for to bury thear ded the town Refaiueth it with all 
thankfullnes and acknowledg them fellues greatly obliged for 
fuch a kindnef: & do difl^poofe of it to be cept at famuell 
Stearnfef houfe during the towns plefure thear to be had of any 
that ftand in need and by them to be Returnd thethur again. 
This day the inuoice for the cuntry Reate was parfected 
Amounting vnto - . - . 6691 pounds 

& the parfons - - - - - 1 76 

At ametting of the felect men at famuell ftearnfes houfe the 
1 7«h of feptemb 78 

goodwife Eiues Cuming to the felectmen & meaking cumplaint 
of hur fun in lawe Luis allin for not taking ceare of his chilldren 
which he had by hur daughtur : to giue them due Edducation 
and & bring them vp : in fum honneft imployment the felect men 
thear vppon mead choyfe of Captin mafon, & famuell Stearns to 



136 Watertoivn Records, 

meak inquiry aftur the thing & according as thay find to make 
Return : to the felect men that tliay may Reforme any fuch 
difordur 

brother : heringtun : cuming to the felectmen : formurly to 
requeft aleburty for one of his funs : to fett vp a fmithes fhop 
vppon the high way Cloofe to John fifks land for ye prefent : the 
towns men heauing Chofen too men to vew the pleace and 
inquier of iohn fifk : thay Returning anfur that thay found yt 
John fifk was willing with all & that thay did not apprehend it 
woould be any detriment to the town : the felect men thearfore 
granted him his requeft prouided that the land Return to the 
towne againe when the young man Remooueth his dwelling. 
[203] At aienarall town metting the (4*^) of the {(f^) 1678 
Chofen to ordur the prudentiall afayers of the town for this yeare 
M'' John bifcoo, Samuell Stearns : John whitny fenyer Corparall 
willingtun : gregory coock, Robbin heringtun Simon Stone : & 
to ceep the town booke, Simon Stone 

Chofen Cunftabells Jonathan browne & Samuel thachur 
Chofen furuayers Jofeph pearc & corparall bafum : 
Chofen hogreues John Parkis & Samuell dannills : 
granted to the paftur for this yeare 140 — 00 — 00 

in corn at Cuntry price 

Voated that the Cunftabells fhall gather the paflurs Reat as the 
town and Cuntry Corporall bond Chofen to prife for the town 
this yeare 

Voated that when the reats ear mead euiry Reat fhall heaue the 
invoice prefickfed vnto it wth what it is vppon the pound that foa 
each man may fee how his Reat arifeth : 

At ametting of the felect men at the houfe of Simon Stone 
the (lo'i^) of the (lo'^) munth : 1678 

The fecond inuoic was parfected and Corparall willingtun 
Samuel Stearns & Simon Stone wear appwinted to make the 
Cuntry the town & the pafters Rates 

The felect men hauing Receiued awarrant from the genarall 
Court deated (2*^) of October 1678 Requiring the felect men to 
Choofe fum meete parfons : to gather in fuch of the Contribution 
for the nue CoUedg as is yet behind thay haue chofen leftenant 
Sharmon and Corparall Bond to do that Saruic & haue fent or 
geuen them anote to informe them of theer being Chofen and 
the order of the Jenarall Corte in Cloofed in it 

This day leftenant Shearmon Brought in anacount of what am- 
munition was in his hand deleuered vnto him the (20''^) of the 
(8«h) : 1675 

neate hundred with the teare in mufkit Bullits 310 pound 

in ponder one Barrill 112 pound in piftill Bullits 088 
a fecond Barrill - 114: in fwan fhott - 057 

part of abarrill - 064 the fum - - 434 

the fum of pouder is 289 : 

this wayed to the leftenant the day aboue faid 
teftified By decon henry Bright & John Coolidg 

Sargant 



Watertoivn Records. 137 

[303] the (17'h) of the (loA) 167S 

Deliuered to the Cunftabells famuell thacher& Jonathan Brown 

pound 
A cuntry & County Reate of - - 145 — 12 — 03 

A reate for the pafturs maintainanc of - 142 — 18 — 00 

And atown Rate of - - - 091 — 08 — 01 

and in fines for fwine & Cattell defectiue - 008 — 03 — 01 

At ametting of the felect men at the houfe of gregory coock : 
this (7*) of Janiwary 1678: 

The felect men fent anoote to leftenant Shearmon : and allfo 
anoote to Mr goddard to fignify to them that thay had agreed 
with another man to ceep the fcoole when thear year was oute 
and that thay did thearby giue them aquartur of ayears warning 
according to the ordur vppon the town Booke 

[304] The felect men agreed wth mr Richard Norcros to 
ceep the Scoole at the Scoole houfe for the year foloing and to begin 
the 9'h of Eaprill 1679 & to teach both Lattin & inglifh Scollurs 
fo many as rfiall Be fent vnto him from the in habitants & once 
aweck to teach them thear catticife : only in the munths of may 
June July & auguft he is to teach only lattin fcollurs & writturs 
and them at his owne houfe & thear to afford them all needful! 
help and the other 8 munths at the fcoolehoufe both lattin & 
inglifh. fcollurs for which the felect men agree that he fhall haue 
twenty pounds out of the town Reat to be mead for the yeare 1679, 
and the town at the Jenarall town metting to meak thear anuall 
Choyfe for time to cum : this agreement Confented vnto by Mr 
Richard norcros as witnis his hand 

Mycall fleg Being warned to appear Before the felect men to 
anfur for taking of achillde in to the towne of the daughtar of 
goodman ftillfons of Cambridg he apearing owned that he had 
taken the chillde and fayed that it was put to him by the county 
corte the felect men decleared that thay did not approoue of what 
he had dun : and did Requier him to Return the chilld whear he 
had it or elfe to feaue the towne harmeles : By putting in good 
facuryty for that purpofe : 

the (4*'^) of march 1678/9 
A metting of the felectmen at the houfe of John whitnyes 
Agreed By the felect men that thay would goo too and too 
throw the towne to fee that all chilldren Be taught to Reed the 
inglifh tunge & fum authordox Catticife : and to take the neames 
of all youths from 10 years ould vnto 20 years ould that thay may 
Be publickly catticifed By the paftur in the metting houfe : 

Voatted that Jofeph garfill fhall farue in the Roome of Samuell 
Dannills to fee to the Ecficution of the ordurs about fences Cattell 
Swine & laddurs ; 

Cumplaint Being mead to the felectmen that fumbody had 
fallen feuarall trefe vppon the towns land aioyning vnto the 
high way that leadeth vnto Sudbury the felectme apwointed the 
Cunftabell Jonathan Brown to facure thofe treefe for the 
towns youfe : 



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As an adition vnto the formur agrement made with mr Richard 
norcros Bearing date the (7'^) of Janiwary 167S feuarall of the 
inhabitants of the town Cumplayning that the fefafion of the 
fcoole would Be very iniurius : to them the felect men haue 
agreed with mr norcros to keep the fcoole the [205] The whoU 
year at the fcool houfe & the town to allow him fine pounds more 
as witnis his hand. 

The firft of Eaprill 79 the felectmen : petitioned to the county 
cort then fitting at Cambridg that thay would Remooue the Child 
of goodman Stilfons daughturs that was by them put vnto mycall 
fleg to Bring up : but the court Returned anfur in the negatiue. 

[303] at agenerall towne meteg the : 7 : of the 2 month 79, 
Simon Stone who was formerly cofen to keape the towne 
book : he then deliuered the book vp to the towne : and then 
with drew him fief alfo thefayd Simon Ston being then moderator 
after he had with drawne him fief the towne chows corprall bond 
to be modderator alfo at the Sam tyme the towne chous Jonathan 
browne to kepe the book vntell Synom Stone called for it or for 
the townes vfe. 

voated at agenerall towne meeteing: 7 = 2 : 79 
that Jofeph Garfeild is chofen to be with John Parkhuft to looke 
to the regulating of fwine catle and Fences for this yeere : 

Allfo at ye faid meeteing at the requeft of Eliz Barron : Decon 
Henry Bright with Simon Stone senior was chofen in the behalf 
of the towne to figne and feale and conferme adeed of fale unto 
y^ faid Eliz for a certaine parcell of Land the Elezes predefefer 
bought of faid towne fom yeeres fince 

Allfo the faid Deacon Bright and Simon Stone weare to doe 
the fame for John Straton fenior to conferme in the behalfe of the 
towne vnto y^ faid Straton acertaine parcell of Land which ye 
faid Stratons predefefors bought of faid towne fom time lince : 

[The records are here resumed in the handwriting of Simon Stone. — Eds.] 

[305] The (S*) of Eaprill 79 Corparall willingtun : & 
Robart heringtun wth the confent of the felectmen : demanded 
the Cee of the Scoolehoufe of leftenant fhearmon : But he 
Refufed to deliuer it. 

The (23<^) of may 79 ametting of the felect men: at Robin 
herintuns 

The propryators of Beuer brook feld Being warned in to anfur 
the cumplaint of Samuell Stearns for not fultilling thear couinant 
of mefuring thear land in the feld aboue faid & proporfhioning 
thear fenc Equaly according to thear quantaties of land which 
couinant was mead the {iz^'^) of aprill 77 : & Renued the (28'^) 
of febuary 78 the felect men hearing his cumplaint & the feuarall 
aligations by the Reft of the propryators & finding that thay Ear 
aienarall feld acording vnto ordur of town mead in 1653 the felect 
men doo ordur them that thay dooe acording vnto thear own 
couinant & the ordur of town : mefure Euirymans lott that is not 
allredy mefured & fett out each mans proportion & pleac of fenc 
as the ordur of town doth Require vppon pennallty of fuffaring 




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as in the town ordur is ecfprefed vppon thear neglect thear of & 
the felect men do Requeft Infine warrin and Sargant Randall : at 
the charge of the propriators : to fee that this ordur be parphormed 
by the (24*) of June next Samuell Stearns & Jofeph pearc to 
apwint time & place of metting & the aboouefaid cummitty to 
make Return to the felect men by the (24*^) of June aboue faid. 

the (8*) of July 1679: 

dannill warrin Cumplaining to the felect men that John page 
had puled vp part of the fenc Belonging vnto Beuarbrook feld 
the felect men hauing heard the Cafe and finding that the ordur 
of town Requireth that fences againft Jenarall felds fhall Remaine 
in all plafes as thay wear furft Erected vntill the propriators of 
the faid feld do othurwife agree & fully detarmin the altaration 
the felect men hauing heard thear feuarall aligations & Duly 
confedared them doo inioyne the abooue faid John page to make 
good his proportion of fenc Belonging vnto beuerbrook feld in 
the anchiant pleac whear the fenc was furft Erected and that it be 
dun by the (14'^) of octobur next 

[306] At ameting of the felectmen at Samuell Stearnfes : 
the 2 of feptembur 79 

The Cuntry Inuoife was parfcted 
& fent down By the Cummifhionur to the fhear town : 

The (14*) of octobur 1679 
A metting of the felect men at corparall willingtuns 
The delinquants about fwine cattell & fences wear called in 
and fuch af wear Juftly finable wear fentanfed to pay according 
vnto town ordur. 

Reckned wth the cunftabells : Jofeph taintur and Samuell 
Leuermore this (24^*^) of octobur 1679 : who brought in adifcharg 
in full from the Cuntry and County trefururs and allfo refaiyts 
from the town crediturs : to whome thay had payed the town 
Reat and the ouerplufli : of the Cuntry & County Reats : and 
is as foloeth : the town : Reat being 50 — i r — 09 and fines 
04 — 01 — 07 and to the paftor for wood Being 13 — 10 — 01 
ouer plufh in th cuntry & county Reats being 02 — 17 — 06 : 
and for rent for phillpots lott from willyeam prife 00 — 15 — 00 
fhillings the wholle of this Being 71^ — 15^ — 11 penc : payed as 
foloeth 



to Leftenant for his 
falary and thurty fhil- 
lings to will price and 
munny lajd out to bj 
flints - - . - 
to decon allin for the 
•debuties djat 
to mr goddard - 
to father Blojfe his 
falary . - - - 
to willyeam prife for 
phillpot - - - 
to paftur Shearmen for 
wood - - - - 



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foxes and burds 
to John Bright 

tojohnbifco - - 00-02- 

to Jonus Bond - - 00-00- 

to mend the bridgat mill 

to Samuell thacher - 01-06 

to Caleb Church - - 00-07-6 

to gregory Coock - 00-06 

to John Barnat - - 00-10 
loft whittacurs Reat 

being - - - - oi-oS-09 

thomus willfon \ no - oq - 

ouer Reated - - - j 



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to John Decks & Mar-"! 

tin townfin thear hallfe X 02 -01 -09 

of the fines for fwine j 

to John Stone for takin 

the inuoifes - - - 01-10-00 

to good man grant for^j 

mending the meting- >- 00- 19-03 

hous glafe - - j 

to Simon Stone for time 

and munnj fpent at the 

genarall cort 

to the cunftabells for 

thear falary - - - 



00- 10-00 



02-00-00 



loft of John 
oynes Reat - 
Nathanell Colidg 
ouer ratted - 
Zacary hicks 
ouer Rated - 



Voo-oi - 



00-03-06 



> 00 - 00 - 



09 



the wholle caft up is 72" - 03 - 06 

Reft due to the Cunstabells 00 - 07 - 05 

[307] The (31) of octobur 1679 

The Cunftabells Beniamin Garfill and John Bright Brought in 
an acount of the lix war Reats deliuered to them in July 17, 1677 

And the Reats Being Sumed up amounted 
vnto _ - - - - 236 pound — 07 



237 — H 



09 
00 



237 — 03 — 02 
013 — 03 — 10 



000 — 10 — 00 



000 — 


10 


— 02 


001 — 


00 


— 10 


000 — 


10 


— 07 



and the trefururs warrant demanded 

of this munny Receiued by the trefurur of the 
cuntry as apeareth vnder his hand - 
and taken out of the Reat for to mend 
the fcoole houfe : By ordur of the felect men 

allfo : By ordur of the felect men John her- 
ingtuns hed munny abated . - - 

and that could not be gotten in By refon of 
parfons : Remouing out of town : of widdow 
Stearnfes Reat - - - - - 

of John whittacars Reat _ . - 

of John holmes his Reat . . _ 

on or abought the 17'^ of July (79) deleuered to Jonathan 
Brown & Samuell Thachur Cunftabells : fower Cuntry Reats 
mead By ordur of the genarall Cort as apeared by awarrant from 
the Cuntry trefurur : of - - - 1S4 — 09 — 09 

whear of thear is furplis errors ecfepted - 014 — 03 — 01 
out of which the Cunftabells Ear ordured to pay to corparall 
willingtun : gregory coock Robin heringtun John whitny & 
Samuell Stearns — 17 fhillings apeece in or as munny: which 
is for munny layde down by them to procure amunition for the 
town ftock : 

Jonthan Browne and Samuell Thatcher Conftables for y^ Laft 
yeere brought adifcharge from M'' Hull Treafurer of y^ fower 
contry Rates put into there hands: as is aboue, July : 17 : 1679 : 
Amounting to 170-^ — 07^ — oS'^ y^ faid defcharge bereing date 
Decem. 30, 1679 no : 557 : 

this acount aboue was taken this: 18: of Febru : 1679 

[308] The (31) of the 8 munth 1679 the Cunftabells Samuell 
Thachur & Jonathan Brown Brought in thear accounts : 

and the town Reat Cummitted to them Being 91 — 08 — 01 



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01 — 05 — 00 



01 — 00 — 00 



an infines for fwine and cattell and fences oS — 03 — 01 

and ouerplufh in the county and Cuntry Reats 02 — 17 — 03 

and due from willyeam price for Rent & \ 
for the boordes of thomusphillpots houfe j 

and alowed by the cunstabells for what thay "^ 
Receiuedof the inhabitans vpponacountof the ! 
County Reats being paid or demanded afixt [ 

part of it in munny - - - J 

the total is 104 — 13 — 05 

Brought in By the Cunftabells afuU difcharg of the Cuntry & 
County reats by bills of Refaight from the trefururs and paid to 
the town crediturs as foloeth 

to Leftenant for Ceping fcoole : - - 29 — 00 — 00 

to willyeam price for thomus phillpott ) 

fower fhillings of it in munny - - J 

to John ftone for taking 2 inuoices - - 01 — 10 — 00 

to goodman grant for mending theglas of the 
meting hous - - - - - 02 — 09 — oS 

to fullur of Cambridg villidg for Cilling too 

woolues - - - - - 01 — 00 — 00 

to limon ftone for Running the bounds of] 

y 02 ^— o4- — 00 

the towne and for 24 dayes at the genarall corte j ^ 

to widdow mafon : for clothes for thomus 
phillpot . - - . - 

to Samuell gennings for preambulation 

to father Bloyce for his Salary 

to John Stratton and Caleb grant thear part 
of fines for cattle . . . - 

to mr goddard . - - - 

to famuell ftearns for preambulation and for 
time fpent abought will knop - - - 01 — 04 — 00 

to elnathan Bears mending the fetes in the 
metting houfe - - - - - 00 — 07 — 00 

to John fawin fenyer for arug for thomus 
whitny in the time of his families ficknes - 00 — 15 — 00 

to nathanell coolidg for Raills for the pound 00 — 05 — 00 

to willyeam goddard for atending thomus 
whitny when his family was fick of the pox - 01 — 19 — 00 

to Jofhuah whitny for abedfted and lidur for 

thomus whitny in the time of his ficknes 00 — 09 — 02 

to nathan fifk for millk and alood of wood 
brought whitny - - - - 00 — 04 — 00 

to fargant barnut for fawing timbur for the 
mill Bridg - - - - - 00 — 09 — 00 

to Samuell Barnut for Carting the timbur - 00 — 07 — 04 

to beniamin willingtun for wurk about the 
mill bridg - - - - - 00 — 04 — 00 

to famuell thacher for fidur beftowed vppon 
the wurk men at the Bridg at mell when thay 
Avrought in y^ watur - - - - 00 — 04 — 00 

to the cunftabells fur thear falary - - 02 — 00 — 00 



00 — 06 - 

01 — 00 - 
04 — 10 - 


- 00 

- 00 

- 00 


04 — 04 - 

05 — 00 - 


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- 00 



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to George Lawrancefor foxes and birds 

to Thomas Bifco for 3 foxes - 

to Robert Harrington for 5 foxes 

to Jofeph Garfield for i fox - 

to Samuell Garfield i fox 

to Dainell warren i fox 

loft by Daniell peirces rate 5^ 

old with over rated i^ 

loflTof Thomas Williams Rate : 9^ - 

lofl:'of Richard Holdings Rate 1^-6^ 

[309] 
Mr norcrof abated his 



00 — 02 — 00 
00 — 03 — 00 
00 — 05 — 00 
00 — 01 — 00 
00 — 01 — 00 
00 — 01 — 00 
00 — 05 — 00 
00 — 01 — 00 
00 — 00 — 09 
00 — 01 — 06 



fine - - - 

Zacri Hicks 

Jofeph Garfeild 

Sam page 

John Applin 

old Grant - 

John Herington 

allowed to Browne 

the aboue mentioned perteculers 
weare abatements excepting Jona- 
than Browne 

Jonathan Browne and Samuell 
Thatcher conftables are indebted to 
ye Towne this : 7* of Novem : 1679 
ye fum of - - 23^-ois-iid 



- 00-05-00 

- 00-01-07 

- 00-03-06 

- 00 - 1 7 - 06 

- 00-13-09 

- 00-08-09 

- 00-05-00 

- 00-05-00 



thefe feverall perteculers following 
are paid in monj 

to corprall Hamond 00-01-06 
forThomas Whitnie 
in tlie time of his fami- 
lies ficknes as followetho2;C-02s-ood 
to old Grant - -00 -04 -00 
to Roger Willingto 00 -04 -00 
to Simon Stone fen- 
ior - - - -02-15-09 

for his diat at ye 
generall court and fev- 
erall other perteculers 
for ye ufe of ye Towne 
and for the procureing 
of Amunetion for the 
Towne Stock - -09-14-03 

as is aboue mentioned the 15;^ of 
mony gathered by ye two Cunftables 
in :7 8 19 for amunetion was laid out. 

At aienarall town meting the (3*^) of the (9) 1679 

Chofen felect men : fathur Coolidg decon heaftings decon 
Bright leftenant Shearman Corparall Bond mr Bifcoo, Joofeph 
taintur fenyer Coi-parall Band chofen to ceep the Booke : 

John morfe fhoemaker : and m"' John Nevenfon are chofen 
conftebles for this yeere 

Benjamen peirce and Nathaniell Barfham are chofen furveiers 
to looke after hie waife for this yeere 

Jofeph whitnie and John Waite are chofen to fe to the regu- 
lating of fwine catle and Fences for this yeere : 

voated that pafter Sherman fhall haue : : 140 : pound to be 
paid in corne at contry price : this yeere. 

granted to pafter Sherman the Land vpon Kings comon of 
which Land ye said Pafter had ye wood formerly given him by 
ye towne, and deacon Hafting and deacon Bright [310] weare 
chofen to but and bound the faid Land and to Looke in afpetiall 
maner that ye faid Land be no waife prejudeciall to any hie way : 

there being many complaints made concerning the diforderlynes 
of catle and fwine and ye multetude of fheepe in the towne 

it was voated that the matter aboue mentioned is left with ye 
felect men, to confeder of fomthing that may tend to reformation 
and to prefent what they Ihall doe to ye towne to be confeirmed 



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At A meeting of ye felect men ye : 18 of november : 1679 
at Leivetent Shearmos houfe 

In referance to ye nefliti of old Goodman Bloyfe it was voated 
y* Deacon Bright and deacon Haftings are apoynted and defired 
to take care in all respects for afuteable fupplie for ye faid Bloyfe 
and the charge to be difcharged by ye Towne Rate 

Allfo it was agreed vpon by ye felect men y' there fhould be 
publike notife giuen next Lecture day after exerlis to ye Inhabit- 
ants of ye Towne to defire them to glue a meeting ye next fecond 
day after which will be ye firft of Decem : and Leivetenant 
Shearman is chofen to cary on ye worke of ye day as moderator : 
at faid meeting 

At agenerall towne meeting regulerly warned the i of Decem : 
1679 : it was voated there fhould be a new Invoice taken : and 
John Stone who tooke ye former Invoyce is apoynted to take this 
latter Invoyce 

Henry Spring was chofen Towne apprizer for this yeere 

Voated yt M'' Goddard fhall have fife pound for fchoolling 
ilnce Aprill laft untill next Aprill 

Levetenant Shearman gaue vp his acount conferning ye 
repayring of schoole houfe both debt and credit and vpon ye 
ballence of ye acount there remains due to ye Leiuetenant 
02-^ — 14^ — d^ and if any haue any juft objection to make 
againft ye acount ye levetenant is willing to giue afaire anfwere 
to it and [311] corprall Hamond at ye fore faid meeting ye : i 
Decem 79 was chofen conftable for ye yeere Infuing. 

Jofeph Tainter fenior requefting of ye Towne alitle corner of 
land to ftraitne his fence of y' land neere Goodman Hagers houfe 
ye towne apoynted Samuell Stearns and William Bond to viw ye 
faid corner of land and make report of ye matter at next Towne 
meeting 

it was granted to John Stone vpon his requeft that his barne 
my ftand as it now ftands though it doe ftand alitle into ye 
high way : 

granted by ye Towne a Rate of fiftie pound for ye difcharging 
of her debts for this yeere : 

In refrance to a requeft of John whitny fenior concerning alitle 
corner of Land which he ye faied Whitnie have all I'edy fenced in 
at ye north end of his lot where his fon Nathaniell lives 

ye Towne apoynted Samuell Sterns and William Bond and 
allfo Impowred them both to take aviw of faid corner of Land 
and to determain how and wheer the faid John Whitnies fence 
fhall ftand for ye futer. 

At a meeting of ye felect men ye 23 : of Decem 1679 at ye 
houfe of decon Brights : 

ye felect men coming to perfect the Rates for ye Towns 
acautions and not finding yt houfes are to be reted for ye Towne 
by any order of ye towne yet are willing for ye prefent to put 
them in becaufe it hath been fo of late and fo to leve it untell ye 
Towne fhall take order aboute ye fame 

Allfo it was agreed vpon yt Leivetenant Sherman Jofeph 



jAA Watertozvn Records, 

Tainter fenior and William Bond fhall make and perfect ye contry 
Towne and pafters Rate. 

At a meeting of ye felect men at ye houfe of John Bifco ye : 
30: of Decem : 1679 It was agreed vpon that there fhould be 
bublike notife given for to call ye Towne together ye next munday 
that fo ye Towne may com to fom Loveing agreement and 
conclution aboute a fchooU mafter 

[213] John Bifco is to warne ye Towne together and Jofeph 
Tainter fenior is chofen to cary on the worke of the day as 
Modei-ator 

At agenerall towne meeting ye: 5: of January: 1679 
the towne by avoate declared that Leivtenant Sherman is ftill to 
keepe ye fchooll as he have formerly 

and vppon the requeft of the owners of the new corne mill 
now fet vp, and to be feniflied at Stony brook: that faid mill 
fhould be freed from towne Rates for twentie yeers from this : 5 : 
January 1679 : and faid requeft was by voat granted 

allfo it was voated that ye felect men at ye Towne charge are 
to procure two hundred coppies of thofe feverall laws refpecting 
ye worke of ye tithing men and there worke which ye law requirs 
of them and to be for ye feverall Inhabitants ufe : 

allfo vppon ye requeft of fergent John Barnard concerning 
aparcell of weait Land y' lies between ye Land y* was formerly 
William Knops : and beverbrooke that Samuell Sterns and William 
Bond fhould view faid land and make report of ye fame to the 
Towne 

Allfo the tithing men chofen by the felect men ware fworne 
to the faithfull defcharge of there worke and office as the law 
?S directs : who were as Followeth John Straton : 

men5' Samuell Livermore : Nathaniell coollidg : M'' John 
Neverfon, Thomas Fanning: Henry Spring : Gregorie Cooke : 
Thomas Flegg fenior : Samuell Stearns : John Whitnie : Benjamen 
Garfield, Jofeph Rice : Charls Stearns : John Flegg : John 
Levermore Junior. 

the tithing men above faid being in number fifteen were fworne 
before the felect men the fifth of January : 1679 

At a meeting of the felect men at ye houfe of deacon Haftings 
ye : 13 : January : 79 ye felect men did draw awriteing concern- 
ing ye regulating of ftieepe to be prefented to ye towne for there 
approbation : acording to an act of ye towne ye : 3^^ : novem laft 
and decon Haftings is by ye felect men apoynted to warne ye 
towne to meet together aboute ye matter ye warning to be given 
ye 22 day of this Inftant January and [313] the meeting to be 
ye 2^ day following which will bee ye : 26 : of this Inftant Janu- 
ary : at which meeting the faid deacon is chofen to cary on the 
worke of faid meeting as moderator : 

At agenerall Towne meeting reguleruly called ye 26 : 
Jenuary : 1679: 

the Towne voated : that they would doe fomthing for placeing 
of the youth in the towne that fo they may be ye better Infpected 
in the time of publike worfhip : and the towne by avoat declared 



Watertoivn Records. 145 

that they would chofe acomitee for the more fpedie and affectuall 
placeing of ye youth as above faid. 

and Sergent John coollidge was joyned with the felect men 
and are apoynted to be acommitee for the carieng on the worke 
aboue faid namely for the Inlarging of ye meeting houfe for ye 
acomodating both of ye youth and allfo growne perfons as many 
as ye faid houfe is capeable to acomodate. 

At a meeting of ye felect men at ye houfe of William Bonds 
ye : 3^ of February : 1679 : In refrance to ye Inlarging of ye 
meeting houfe : acording to ye towne order as is aboue Sergent 
John Coollidge allfo being prefent with ye felect men it was 
agreed unto by all by avoate : to make agalery before ye three eaft 
cants of ye meeting houfe : and allfo galeries vpon the beams 
round ye meeting houfe : fave onely ye cant over ye pullpit : : allfo 
ye felect men have agreed with Sergent Coollidge to doe ye worke 
by midfumer next unlefT gods providence hinder : and to this 
Sergent Coollidg have agreed this : 3'' : frebruary : 79 by feting to 
his hand : and ye felect men have for ye prefent Ingaged to ye 
faid Sergent to fe hiin fatiffied and all fo to helpe him to fom pay 
as he needs it for ye carieng on ye faid worke : and this the felect 
doe in ye behalf of ye towne 

John Coollidge 

Allfo ye felect men agreed to goe two and two throgh the 
whole towne to fee yt all childrin and youth under Famalie 
goverment be in all refpects brought vp as ye law doe require. 

allfo it was agreed unto by avoate that there fhall be five and 
tv^'entie pound added to ye towne Rate for the Inlarging of the 
meeting houfe 

[314] At ameeting of ye felect men at ye houfe of John 
Coollidge fenior : vpon confederation yt ye contry high way yt 
leads to Sudbury : hav not yet been ftated nor laied oute no 
further than ye further end of ye great plaine : ye felect men by 
avote did apoynt Jofeph Tainter fenior Leivetenant Shearman 
and William Bond fenior and allfo did Impowre them to fend to 
Sudbury or there felect men to fend fum perfon or perfons to 
joyne with faid Levetenant Sherman Jofeph Tainter and William 
Bond : to Lay oute faid high way to Sudbury and there being^ 
a complaint concerning ye high way yt leads throw ye litle plaine 
between ye devetions of lotts of faid plaine : ye perfons above 
named are : allfo Impowred to ftate and fetle y^ faid high way 
throw y^ said plaine untill it coms to y^ cart bridge y' is over bever 
brooke allso y^ above mentioned perfons are poynted and 
Impowred to state and fetle ahigh way of two rod wide or more 
if need require : along by Ifack Mixters and Thomas Hamonds 
houfes and fo along untill it meets with ye highway yt leads to 
Mr Samuells Farme In ye moft futeable place as they fhall judge 
meet. 

At a meeting of ye felect men : Aprill : 5'^ : 16S0 
At the houfe of deacon Henry Brights. 

In referance to alate order from ye Honoured generall Court : 
in which ye Select men of feverall Townes ware ordered to 



146 Watertoivn Records. 

-make areturne concerning what was don or further to be don 
Refering to there fubfcription to ye new collidge : and at faid 
meeting : deacon Henry Bright and WilHam Bond weare by ye 
felectmen apoynted to goe downe to Bofton to make faid Returne 
allfo at faid 5*^ of Aprill and faid meeting of ye felect men 
Jofeph Tainter : Requefting afmall parcell of trees yt weare 
fecured ye Laft yeere for ye Towne ufe : ye faid Jofeph pleading : 
that ye Towne had formerly had fom trees of from his ground 
for ther ufe : for which he have had no fateffaction ye felect men 
confedering ye juftnes and equitie of his plea : granted him faid 
trees for his fateffaction. 

allfo it was voated by ye felect men yt ye orders that was 
drawne vp by ye felect men : 13 : January 79 and prefented to ye 
Towne for there aprobation ye 26 January 79 and was twice redd 
publikely and audably : and then voated yt it Ihould be entered 
Into ye Towne booke : yt ye faid order Ihould fpeedely be entered : 
\vhich order is as Followeth for ye regulating of Iheepe in ye 
Towne on ye next leafe 

[315] That fivehundered fheepe is afuffecient quantety for to 
be kept in ye high waife and common Land belonging to ye Towne 
not laid oute : yt lieth on ye Eaft fide of beverbooke : and acord- 
ing to an Ancient order in ye Towne book made: in: 1643 all 
Lands yt are propriatid yt lieth unfenced and fo lies for feed on 
ye eaft fide of faid beverbrooke may for every two acres yt fo lies 
feed one fheep : and every perfon may keep two (heep for 
twentie pound Eftate and fo proportionably for what any perfon 
paife to Towne Rates in greater or lefTer quantety : and all fheep 
proportioned as afore to be kept in two Flocks onely: ye Flock 
yt belongs to the Eaft part of ye Towne : to feed from Cambridge 
bounds yt lieth below old Goodman Grants and fo in ye high 
waife and comon land untell they com to Kings comon and allfo 
in ye highwaife yt leads to ye mill as far as M'' Goddards and no 
further in yt high way : and allfo aboute ftrabury hill but not to 
goe weftward any further then fargent Barnards and then turne 
back againe : ye flock yt belong to ye weft part of ye Towne : to 
feed in all the high waife and comon land on ye eaft fide of 
beverbrooke : and fo to feed Eaftward to ye mill and fo to ye lane 
yt runs to Henry Spring and no further eaftward but vp faid Lane 
to M'' Vnderwoods and on yt lane to M* phillipfes and downe 
Ellbo hill under ye Rocks "on ye Eaftfide beverbrook aforefaid 
and not to goe Eaftward any further then fergent Barnards in yt 
lane and ye faid two flocks of fheep bounded as aforefaid : to be 
kept by fufficient herds men allowed of by ye felect men : and yt 
fo they may be able to give an acount of ye number of fheep they 
keep and unto whome they doe belong : yt fo no man may keep 
above his proportion : acording to ye rules allredie fpecefied and 
every perfon yt have Land yt lies open for feed within ye limits 
aforefaid doe bring in there perticuler quanteties by ye tenth of 
inarch next to ye clarke of ve Towne 

What is above writnd refering to ye reguler leflToning of ye 



Watertown Records. 147- 

multetude of fheep in ye Towne : was twice red at apublike 
tovvne meeting 26: 11 : 1679 

and it was by avoat agreed unto yt ye fheep in ye Towne fhould 
be leflbned acording to ye rules and orders fpecefied in faid 
writing : and ye faid writing fhould be entred in ye Towne booke : 

At ameeting of ye felect men at ye houfe of deacon Henry 
Brights : Aprill : 10 : 16S0 : referingto ye order above : ye owners 
of ye Iheepe haveing don nothing about ye looking after fhepards- 
to ye knowHdge of ye felect men : ye felect men have fpoke with 
[316] old Goodman Joans and Richard Child aboute there Keep- 
ing ye fheep in ye Towne who are willing to undertake ye fame ; 
and ye felect men doe approove of faid perfons for fhepards 

At agenerall Towne meeting : Aprill : 13 : 1680 : 

The matter which ye felect men did in approoving of fhepards 

was prefented to ye Towne yt fo they might know to whome to 

goe to agree for there keepeing fheep 

At ameeting of ye felect men at ye houfe of 
Jofeph Tainters ye: 21 : of Aprill : 1680: 

There being a complaint made by divers of ye comoners 
belonging to ye field comonly called Hows field : againft Jofiah 
Treadaway of faid field for his being defective in his fence againft 
faid field : ye felect men haveing herd ye cafe and complaint and 
ye pleafe on both fids : did by avoat declare yt ye faid Jofiah 
Treadaway fhould forthwith make up faid fence fufficiently : ye 
faid Jofiah promifed yt he would within aweeks time doe ye fame : 
and with ye confent of ye perfons complaineing ye felect men did 
condefend to ye faid time : upon this confideration yt if ye faid 
fence be not made up fuffeciently : within aweeke or before : yt 
then ye officers apoynted by ye Towne for ye regulating of ye 
Towns order referring to fences : doe and are hereby apoynted 
forthwith : withoute any delay make up faid fence : and ye felect 
men doe Ingage to fe ye faid officers paid double for all there 
pains coft and trouble. 

At ameeting of ye felect men at ye houfe of deacon Brights ye 
27: Aprill : 1680: Jofeph Beemis being warned intto faid meet- 
ing for fenceing in part of ye high way upon ye report of Jofeph 
Tainter who had veiwed ye fame and found it was no prejudis to 
ye highway as to carting, ye felect men were willing ye faid fence- 
ffiould ftand as it doth : Allfo at faid meeting John Page apeering 
before ye felect men upon ye complaint of Anthony White for- 
his ye faid Pages being defective in fence yt is between faid Page 
and white yt is between beverbrooke meadow and faid Whits 
Land : ye felect men haveing herd ye faid complaint : and con- 
federed ye pleas on both fids with ye evedences : doe determaine 
yt ye faid John Page doe forth with make up faid fence : on ye 
penality of ye Towne order: yt was made January: 22: 1653: 
and allfo doe allow ye faid Anthony White : 5^ : 6'^ : for chargs in 
witnefl^es which ye laid John Page is to pay forthwith allfo : 

[317] At ameeting of ye felect men at deacon Brights ye : 
3'': of may: 1680: it was ordered yt ye offecirs apoynted by ye 



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Towne : for ye executing of defects in fwine catle fheepe and 
Fences : fhould allfo take care of all fuch flocks of fheep as are 
kept in ye East fide of Beeverbrooke : yt goes in comon or high- 
waife : yt are not under ye cuftodie of fuch perfons as are 
approoved and allowed of by ye felect men : yt faid officers are to 
take notis of ye number of fuch fheepe and prefent ye as not 
being regurlie kept, and it was ordered allfo yt this order fhould 
forthwith be feat to faid officers for them faithfully to execute as 
w^ell as other orders which they have all redie : 

At ameeting of ye felect men at decon Haftings ye : 28 of 
June: 16S0: Mils Eives complaining of George Bullward for 
his being defective in his generall fence : in ye field where ye 
houfe of faid Bullward ftands : and ye felect men haveing con- 
fedired ferioufely ye pleafe on both fids, together with ye 
teftemonies referring to faid cafe : and allfo finding on ye Towne 
booke an order perteculerly made concerning faid feild : ye: 19 
of march : 1677/ 78 : ye felect men doe now confirme faid order 
againe : and allfo doe order yt faid Bullward doe make up his 
proportion of fence fufficiently by next faterday night which 
\villbe : yo. 3^^ of July next : and if faid fence be not fufficiently 
made up by ye time appoynted : then ye officers ai-e hereby 
■ordered to doe it up forthwith without any delay : and ye felect 
men doe Ingage they ffiall be fateffied for ye fame acording to 
law : and allfo due allow 3^ to fiiid Eives for charges : 

Allfo at ye above faid meeting : uppon ye acount ye prefent 
conftables being behind in not paieng ye mony part of the Towne 
Rate : allowed allredie by ye Towne for there fpetiall acautions : 
ye felect men by avoate doe agree yt a warrant fhould fpeedely be 
Iffiied out to faid conftables to warne them in to pay faid part of 
mony : acording to ye order of ye Towne 

[68] At ameeting of the felect men at the houfe of Jofeph 
Tainters ye : 26 of octob : 1680 Jofeph Underwood appeareing 
before ye felect men by warrant for his giveing entertainement to 
one of his Sifters newly married. 

The faid Jofeph underwood doe for himfelfe heirs executors 
and affigns Ingage in abond of fortie pounds ftarling unto ye 
Towne of Watertowne in ye behalfe of his Sifter Hannah and her 
hufband that they fhall not be any waife chargeable to ye Towne 

and for ye true and faithfull performance of what is above 
writnd ye faid Jofeph Underwood have fet to his hand ye day 
and yeere above exprefled 

the marke of U 

Jofeph Underwood 
made in ye prefence of ye felect men 

Attefts William Bond Clarke. 



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Page. 

Adams, Adames, 

George 40,53,54,71 

Aderton, Capt 41 



INDEX ERRATA, 



Bloyse, Goodman...- 

Brabrook, Goody 

Bright, Henry , 

Flag, Thomas, Senior. 

Garfield, Benj 

Harrington, Robin ... 

Holden, Richard 

Morse, Joseph 

Parkurst, John 

Parks, Richard 

Perry, William 

Shattuck, William 

Sherman, Ensign 

" James 

Underwood, Thomas . . 



Page. 

Barstow, Michael, Mihill, 9, 10, 16 

17, 18, 2£, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 

32, 33, 34, 40, 41, 47, 55, 56 

so sQ «n fii a I 70, 73, 74 

3, 101, 108 



30, 34, 37 
..116, 120 

110 

1, 9, 10, 26 
, 101, 102 
8,110, 111 
2 



...17 for 18 
....81 for 8 
...31 for 30 
.127 for 126 
.144 for 141 
..Page 136 
. . . Page 142 
...67 for 66 
.138 for 139 
...30 for 31 
...86 for 85 
....32 for 3 
...52 for 51 
.122 for 121 
...31 for 30 



Samuel 108,132,141 

" Sargant, 112. 119, 124, 132 

134, 141, 146 

Widow ..11, 53,87,88, 118 

Barnes, Bro 25 

Ellis, Constable 56 

Barron, Brother 100, 102 

Ellias, Senior.. 52, 112, 122 
Ellis, Elliz, 76, 87, 90, 92 
93,96, 99,100, 101,108,138 

Barsham, Bassum 29, 40 

" Corporal 136 

" Joshua 51,52 

Nathaniel,101, 108, 111,128 

132, 142 

William, 31, 32, 33, 38, 45 

75, 112 

Barstow, Barsto, Bearsto 55 

Bro., 17, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53 

54, 55, 65, 69 

Goodman, 83, 84, 88, 89 

111, 112, 120 



il, 117, 120 

-5, 120, 124 

48, 49, 53 

12, 103, 116 

25, 39 

54, 55 

...132, 141 

',38, 39,40 

, 51, 52, 53 

, 02, 63, 64 

, 72, 73, 74 

97, 98, 100 

5, 106, 107 

3, 114, 117 

118, 121, 123. 124 

Richard, 7, 9, 10, 26, 27 

29, 73 

Sergant 17, 28, 31,32 

Widow 124, 126 

Bemus, Beamas, Bemis 100 

" Goodman 112 

Joseph, 10,19, 20, 22, 32,44 

53, 56, 59, 90, 96, 109, 110 

121, 122, 126, 129, 147 

Benjamin, John 23, 53, 71,84 

" Samuel, 33, 48, 49, 52, 60 

62, 87, 88 

Bigelow, Bagaloo, Bageley, Biglo 

Bigula 53, 59 

Goodman 85, 111 

John, 22, 27, 33, 37, 40, 59 

70, 71, 76, 79, 84, 85, 90 

96, 97, 98, 99, 102, 103, 104 

105, 106, 107 

Bisco, Brisco, Brysko 127 

Goodman.. 83, 91, 110, 112 



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Page. 

Adams, Adames, 

George 40,53,54,71 

Aderton, Capt 41 

AlIcok.Mr 65 

Allin, Deacon, of Boston, 120, 124 
126, 131, 139 

" Goodman 84 

" Luis 135 

Walter 90 

Andrew, Daniel 123 

Applin, John 122, 135, 142 

Arnold, Arnall, 

Thomas.. 11, 14, 19, 45, 53 

Ball, Baal 53 

Brother 49 

John, 48, 49, 50, 57, 67, 85 
98, 124 

John, Jr 101,108 

" Marie 50 

" Sarah 49 

" Sister 49 

Barnard, Bernard, Barnut, 

Ellis, Ju 54 

James 73. 109, 121 

John, 3, 5.9, Ji, 70, 74,117 
120, 127, 139, 144 

Richard .2 

Samuel 108,132,141 

" Sargant, 112. 119, 124, 132 

134, 141, 146 

Widow ..11, 53,87,88, 118 

Barnes, Bro 25 

Ellis, Constable 56 

Barron, Brother 100, 102 

EUias, Senior.. 52, 112, 122 
Ellis, Elliz, 76, 87, 90, 92 
93,96, 99,100, 101,108,138 

Barsham, Bassum 29, 40 

" Corporal 136 

Joshua • 51,52 

Nathaniel, 101, 108, 111, 128 

132, 142 

William, 31, 32, 33, 38, 45 

75, 112 

Barstow, Barsto, Bearsto 55 

Bro., 17, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53 

54, 55, 65, 69 

" Goodman, 83, 84, 88, 89 

111, 112, 120 



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Barstow, Michael, Mihill, 9, 10, 16 
17, 18, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 
32, 33, 34, 40, 41, 47, 55, 56 
58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 70, 73, 74 
78, 79. 85, 98, 100, 101, 108 
Bartlet, Bartlit, 

Ensign... 12, 19, 30, 34, 37 

Goodwife 116, 120 

Goodj 110 

Thomas 4, 5, 9, 10, 26 

Widow, 98, 100, 101, 102 
108,110,111 

Batchilor, John 2 

Beach, Beech, Batch, 

43,65, 101, 117, 120 

Goodman, 94, 115, 120, 124 

Richard, 32, 33. 48, 49, 53 

71,83, 97, 102, 103, 116 

Beers, Beares, Anto 25, 39 

Bro 54,55 

Elnathan 132,141 

Lieut., 33, 34, 37,38, 39, 40 
42, 43, 46. 47, 48, 51, 52, 53 
54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64 
65, 66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 
75,76.77,81, 96,97, 98, 100 
101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107 
108, 110, 112, 113, 114, 117 
118, 121, 123. 124 
Richard, 7, 9, 10, 26, 27 
29, 73 

Sergant 17, 28, 31, 32 

Widow 124, 126 

Bemus, Beamas, Bemis 100 

" Goodman 112 

Joseph, 10, 19, 20, 22, 32, 44 

53, 56, 59, 90, 96, 109, 110 

121, 122, 126, 129, 147 

Benjamin, John 23, 53, 71,84 

" Samuel, 33, 48, 49, 52, 60 

62, 87, 88 

Bigelow, Bagaloo, Bageley, Biglo 

Bigula 53, 59 

Goodman 85,111 

John, 22, 27, 33, 37, 40, 59 

70, 71, 76, 79, 84, 85, 90 

96, 97, 98, 99, 102, 103, 104 

105, 106, 107 

Bisco, Brisco, Brysko 127 

Goodman.. 83, 91, 110, 112 



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Page. 

Bisco, John, 26, 30, 31, 34, 37, 47, 48 

51, 54, 70, 78, 80, 82, 90, 93 
94, 99, 101, 107, 108, 116 

120, 121, 123, 136, 139, 144 
Mr., 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 

19, 20, 21, 25, 124, 142 

Thomas 132, 142 

Blojse 53, 78 

Bro 55, 59, 73, 97 

Edmund, 17, 20, 28, 29, 32 

34, 40, 43, 64, 65, 71, 87, 99 

100, 108 

Father, 116. 120, 132, 139 

141 

Goodman, 18, 51, 111, 123 

126 

Old Goodman 143 

Richard, 27, 37, 55, 65, 66 

71, 73 

" Sergant, 51, 52, 56, 66, 76 

81 

Bond, Corporal, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 

93, 94, 95, 97, 100, 110, 111 

121, 125, 127, 128, 129, 132 
133, 135, 136, 138, 142 

John 132 

" Jonas 139 

" Thomas 127 

William, 29, 32, 40, 48, 49 

52, 53, 61, 67, 68. 70, 72, 75 
76, 77, 94, 97, 98, 101, 102 
103, 106, 107, 109, 124, 126 
130, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148 

" William, Senior 145 

Borden, Bourden, John 32, 40 

bowman, Mr 10, 14 

Boydon, Boyden, Thomas 14 

Brabrook, Brabrok, Brabrick, 

28, 29, 93, 100 

Elizabeth 47 

" Goody 8 

John, 14, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34 
38, 39, 87, 92 

" Samuel 87 

Sarah 47 

Widow, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46 
51, 53, 55, 59, 77, 78, 82 

Bridges, Capt 25, 41 

Briggs,Sargt 66,67 

Brigham, Brigan, Goodman 28 

Thomas 23 

Bright, Brite 43, 101, 120 

Deacon, SI, 82, 86, 87, 88 

89, 90, 92, 93. 97, 100, 101 

108, 112,135,142, 143, 147 

" Goodman 110 

Henrv, 5, 0, 26, 30, 34, 48 

73, 90, 97, 99, 136, 138, 145 

146, 147 

" John, 127. 130, 131, 139 

140 



Page. 

Bright, Quid, 53, 54, 100, 101, 102 

103, 108, 110, 111, 112, 116 

117, 120, 123, 124 

Ould Father 122 

Sergant, 14, 32, 34, 37, 38 

39, 40, 52, 64, 70, 71, 76, 78 

79,80 

Brooks, Caleb 116 

Browne 142 

Abram, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 
9, 65, 66, 87 

" Edmund 9 

Jonathan, 66, 71, 73, 96 
107, 112, 115, 118, 119,120 
125, 128, 129, 134, 136, 137 
138, 140, 142 
Mr., 11, 22, 24, 25, 29, 32 
34, 39, 43, 48, 51 

Richard 2,5, 7, 8 39 

Widow 16 

Bullard, Bulward, Arthur 92 

" Benjamin Ill 

Father 135 

" George 148 

' ' Goodman 135 

Jacob 122,131 

Jonathan 92, 109 

Sary 81 

Busby, Mr ." 14 

" Nicholas 5,9 

Bush 25 

John 22 

Buttry, John 58 

Cakebread, Thomas 106 

Carter, Thomas 88 

Chadwick, Chaddock, Chadake, 

Charles, 2, 6, 7, 20, 22, 24 
25, 32, 33, 34, 37, 39, 40, 41 
47, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59 
62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 72, 73, 80 
81, 107, 109, 110 

" Goodman 89, 116 

John 100, 107 

" Thomas ^..9 

Chenery, Cheneries, Ginery, Gin- 

rie, John,48, 74, 76, 77, 78 

81, 82, 124 

Goodman 80,92 

Ould 92 

Chickering, Chicarin, Mr. .124, 127 

Child, Bro 49 

Deacon, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 
31,37,39,41, 43 
Ephraim, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20 
22, 23, 25, 33, 44, 45, 47, 48 
49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59 
61,63, 64,67, 70, 72, 74 

John 107,108,109,117 

" Joseph 53,54 



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Page. 

Child, Richard, 51, 70, 122, 124, 125 

147 

Church 54 

Caleb.... 127, 132,133, 139 

Garrett, 23, 30, 44, 51, 53 

59, 73, 76, 132 

" Samuel 112 

" Sarah 76 

Clarke, Thomas 119 

William 17 

Clary, Cleary, 

" John, 11, 12, 40, 100, 112, 
•' 116, 131 

Colbron, Will 66 

Coller, John 45, 47, 53, 54 

Cook, Coock, 

" Goodman 125 

Gregory, 124, 132, 135, 136 
137, 139, 140, 144 

<' Joseph 116 

Steven 121,127,132 

Coolidge, Coolige 73 

Bro 59 

Father, 120, 128, 133, 135 
142 

«' Goodman 83,85 

" " Senior, 84, 115, 127 

John, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 20 

31, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 54 

94, 100, 114, 117, 119, 131 

132, 133 

•' John, Junior 53,91 

" Senior, 52, 64, 78, 79 

80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 90, 92 

93, 100, 117, 128, 133, 145 

Nathaniel, 74, 76, 78, 80 

106, 110, 112, 125, 127, 130 

132, 141, 144 

Ould 123 

Sergant, 109, 111, 123, 132 

145 

Simon, 88, 90, 96, 98, 101 

102, 108, 109, 112 

Steven 94, 97 

Crisp 44,55 

" Benjamin, 14, 34, 53, 54, 59 

75 

Cross, Widow 80, 82 

Curtis, Curtice, Cuttris 73 

" Ephraim 70 

" Henry ....68, 69, 70, 79, 84 

Cutting 53 

Richard,13, 60,94,117, 119 

120, 129 

Cuttler, James, 14, 27, 31, 33, 34, 39 

40, 46 

Danforth, Mr S3 

Daniel, Goodman 30, 37 

Robert....24, 29, 31.34,37 
Samuel ....45, 62, 136, 137 



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Davis, Mary, Marie, 46, 47, 48, 51 
53,54,87,129 

Dill, George 107, 109 

Dix, Dickes, Deckes, 

Edward 19,25 ^ 

John, 106, 112, 127, 135, 140 

Dumer, Mr 50 



Eames, John 127 

Eaton 25, 93 

William 7,18 

Eddy, Eddie, 

" John 1,2,15.44,102 

John, Senior 104, 112 

Edmonds, Joshua 47 

Egeles, Goodman 79 

Eh-e, Mr 14,15,17, 23,82,93 

" Simon, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, Ifr 
Eiues, see Ives. 

Elvins, Goodman 92 

Endicott, Endicut, ISIr 41 

Ensign 100 



Fanninge, Thomas 88, 144 

Feake, Feke, Pheake, Mr., 27, 28,40 
43, 59, 64, 71, 73, 76 

" Robert 2, 5 

Filbrick, see Philbrick. 

Firman, Firmin, John 3, 17 

Fiske, David 5, 8, 9, 32 

" To 53,54 

" Tohn,103, 114,122, 128,136 

Nathan, 40, 64, 72, 73, 85 

86, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 

120, 124, 132 

Nathan, Jr.... 121, 127, 141 

" Nathan, Senior . ..124, 126 

Fleg, Flagg 53, 73 

" Bartholomew 117 

Bro 59 

" Goodman, Senior 112 

John, 107, 109,116,117,120 
^ 124, 144 

Mycall 137,138 

Thomas, 28, 50, 74, 76, 83 
96, 97,99,102,104, 105,107 
109, 117, 121, 122, 123, 124 
Thomas, Senior, 102, 103 
104, 106,107,108, 117, 118 
120, 121, 125, 126, 132, 134 
135, 144 

Flemming, Flemin 53 

John, 12, 14, 16, 28, 29, 34 
^ 40, 70 

Flint, John 116 

Freeman 53 

Henry 70,129,130 

Folger, Foulger 132 

Fuller, of Cambridge village ...141 



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Page. 

Gale, Gall 25, 63 

Richard 49 

Garfield, Garfill, 

Benjamin, 114, 117, 120, 

127, 128, 130, 131, 134, 140 

\ u.f ■'-; -144 

Bro 42, 43 

Edward, 3, 39, 71, 72, 74 
77, 98 

" Goody, Senior 85 

Joseph... 133, 137, 138, 142 

Ould 53,67 

" Samuel 44,82 

Gennings, see Jennings, 
Genrv, Ginrie, see Chenerj. 
Godd'ard, ISIr. 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 108 
122, 123, 126, 131, 133, 135 
137, 139, 141, 143, 146 

William 141 

Godding, Goddin, 

Henry 77, 78, 131 

Grant 40, 53, 100 

Caleb 133,141 

" Christopher, Cester, Cit, 

15, 28, 29, 30, 32, 36, 37, 38 

41, 42. 43, 45, 51, 61, 64, 75 

79, 87, 101, 103, 108, 112 

132 

" Christopher, Senior, 90. 120 

" Ensign .106 

Goodman, 132, 140, 141, 146 

Old 142 

Grout, Grought, 

" John S3 

Guy, John 101, 108, 114, 131 

Wi 54 



Hagar, Goodman 125, 143 

John 126 

Will 53 

Halland, see Holland. 

Hamblit 99 

Hammond, Hamon, Hamant, 

Corporal, 79, 93, 97, 108 

142, 143 

" John, 51. 53, 76, 78, 80, 81 

86, 87, 96, 98, 101, 113, 116 

120, 130 

Ould Goodman 47,66 

" Thomas 101, 145 

William 6,10,11,14 

Harrington, Herington 25 

Bro 136 

" John 132, 140. 142 

" Robert, 34, 42, 44, 49, 50 

53, 78, 83, 84, 86, 112, 130 

138, 142 

Robin :.r..l38, 140 

Hassall 29 

Hastings, Bro 54, 62 



Page. 

Hastings, Deacon 10, 12, 19, 20, 33 

34, 39, 88, 89, 92, 109, 110 

112, 117, 123, 127, 128, 133 

135, 142, 143, 144, 148 

" Joseph 101 

" Samuel 112 

Thomas,5, 6,7, 8, 9, 20,25 
39, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 6a 
64, 66, 70, 73, 74, 75, 77, 96 
97, 98, 100, 101, 102. 103 
105, 106, 107, 108, 117 
Hawkins, Hakings, 

Timothy, 14, 16, 25, 87, 107 
Heires, see Eires. 

Hevies, Mr 61 

Hicks, Zachary 120, 140, 142 

Holden, Houlding, 

Justinian, 7, 33, 38, 39, 40, 

77, 98, 100, 101, 108, 112, 

120, 123, im 

Holland, Halland, Hollan, Hollon, 

James 113,114 

" Nathaniel 96, 120 

Holmes, John 140 

Hosier, Samuel, 20, 25, 29, 33, 34 
47, 51, 53, 54, 62 

How, Abram 73 

Edward 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 

Hudson, Daniel 32, 34, 53,84 

Hull, Mr 140 

Ives, Ifues 53, 58, 59 

" Good wife 135 

Miles, 36. 37, 56, 61, 63. 71 
133, 135, 148 

Jackson, John 66, 110 

Mr 51,54 

Jacob 118 

James, Edmond 3, 6 

Jennings, Gennings, 

Samuel 120,133,141 

Jennison, Geneson, 

Robert, 5, 37, 53, 54, 55, 56 
108 

Samuel 112, 132 

William, 1, 2,5, 6, 7,9, 10 

Johnson, John 80 

Solomon, 23, 44, -56, 57, 62 
67, 80 

" " the Elder 24 

" " Senior 67 

" of Charlestown 124 

Jones, Joans 54 

" Lewis 40 

Old Goodman 147 



Kettle, John 7, 8, 9 

Kimball, Kemball, Cembali, 

" Henry 13 



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Page. 

Kimball, John, 101, 109, 112, 115, 

117, 127, 132 

Knap, Knop 55 

' ' Jam 53, 73 

John, 34, 37, 52, 53, 54, 97 
100, 132 

<' Mege 41 

" Ould, 24, 25, 29, 30, 49, 53 
54. 55, 56 

«' Ould Father ••••28 

William, 104, 107, 109, 125 
127. 131, 141, 144 

" Willie the Elder 56 

William's Widow 134 

Knight, John 14, 15 

Knowles, Knolls, 

John 9 

Mr 23 

" Pastor 16 

JLawrence, Larance, Lorranc, ... .44 

George, 82, 103, 107, 128 

132, 142 

John, 14, 20, 25, 31, 33, 39 

58, 61, 63, 65, 70 

Learned, Larned, 

Isaac 121 

Leason, Leson, Goodman 40 

X,ewis, Edmond 3, 4, 11 

Line, Lynde, Goodman 77 

Livermore, Goodman 89 

John, 39,40,42, 43, 44, 45 
52, 54, 87, 92, 93, 94, 135 

" Jr 133,144 

" Senior 86, 89, CH) 

" Nathaniel 121 

Samuel, 73, 100, 112, 121 
133, 139, 144 

Loverin, Lovarin, John 2 

" Thomas 105 

Man, Goodman ...108 

Mason, Capt., 43, 44. 45, 47, 48, 49 
50, 53,54, 56, 59, 60, 61, 62 
63, 64, 67, 70, 71. 72, 73, 74 
75, 76, 78, 79, 84, 85, 86, 87 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 98 
100, 109, 110, 119, 121, 122 
123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 131 
132, 133, 135 
Hugh, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 26, 30 
31, 32, 34, 38, 39, 77 

John 76,81,131 

Lieut., 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20 
23 

" Mary 73 

Widow 141 

Mattack, Henry 76 

Mayhew, Maihew, Mr 14, 99 

Thomas 2. 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 

Mechell, David, of Samforth 18 

Merriam, Joseph 115 



Page. 
Metup, Meddup, 

Daniel 70. 73, 83, 131 

Miller 33 

Mixter, Mixer, Bro 24 

Isaac, 20, 22, 23, 25, 32, 39 

51, 53,85,102,112, 113,114 

116, 145 

Widow 43,50,53 

Morse, More, Mors, Mosse, 

John 124 

" " Shoemaker 142 

Joseph. 57, 64, 66, 83, 112 
116, 120 

MuUings, George 16 

Munnings, George 7, 8 

Nevinson, John 142, 144 

Mr., 104, 115, 126, 127, 132 
Norcross, Northcross, 

" Jeremiah 5,33,36,40 

Mr., 14, 17, 29, 31, 32, 33 

34,40,41,43,44,51,55,58 

59, 60, 64, 67, 70, 72, 73, 74 

75, 78, 79, 83, 84, 86, 88, 91 

93, 96, 97, 99, 100, 102, 108 

109, 111,113, 116, 117,119 

123, 125, 132, 142 

Richard, 21, 26, 28, 35, 36 

40, 125, 130, 137, 138 

Nowell, Mr 25 

Oakes, Cornet Edward 110 

Orten, Thomas 52 

Oynes, John 140 

Paddy, Will 66 

Page, Peage,John -.22, 98, 139, 147 

Ould 54 

Ould Father 94 

" Ould Goodman 85 

Samuel 117, 131, 142 

Willi, ist 85 

William, 34, 41, 45, 46, 50 
62, 84 

Paine, Mr 119 

William 7,17 

Palmer 79,80 

William 83 

Parkhurst, Parkis, 

George 7,44,133,135 

John 136. 139 

Parks, Richard 31, 62 

Parmenter 92 

Parsons, Passam, Person ....53, 77 

" Goodman 80 

Hugh, 19, 32, 54, 64, 77. 79 
80 

Patrick, Daniel 2,3,4 

Pedy, Nic 53 

Peirce, Pearse, Perc, Perse, Peers, 
Anthony...23, 53, 133, 135 



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Page. 

Peirce, Benjamin 142 

Bro 49 

Daniel 14,142 

John 39 

" " Senior 50 

Joseph.... 96, 112, 136, 139 
Old 34 

Pendleton, Pembleton, Brian... 1, 2 
Mr 12,16 

Perry, John 100 

Willie, Wm., 20. 31, 85, 93 
98, 100, 101, 108, 117 

Philbrick, Fillbrick, Thomas 6 

Phillips, George 9 

Jonathan 48,49,52,60 

Mrs.. 15, 16,49, 53, 124, 146 

Philpot, Fillpot, 25, 40, 43, 77, 120 

123, 126 

Thomas, 11, 16, 19, 32, 33 

65, 101, 109, 115, 116, 119 

122, 125, 127, 128, 131, 133 

134, 141 

Pickram, Pickering 79, 80 

Porter, Roger 10, 15 

Priest, William 103, 1 20 

Prentiss, Capt. Thomas 110 

Price, Prise, 

William, 93, 115, 119, 122 

123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 131 

132, 133, 134, 139, 141 

Randall, Randal 25 

John ...42,43, 90, 109, 110 

' ' Sargeant 139 

Reynolds, John 2 

Rice, Joseph 144 

Rogers, John 20 

" Thomas 3 

Rutter, John 83 



Saltonstall, Robert 10, 16, 18 

" Samuel 45, 53 

Samuells, Mr 16, 51, 145 

Sanders, Saunders, Sandures, 

8% 101, 117, 120, 124 

Edward, Ned, 71, 81, 124, 

127 

" Jonathan 100 

Old 77 

" Richard 98 

" Robert 38 

Sanderson, Edward, 97, 98, 102, 103 
105, 107 

Sanger 53, 54, 65, 101 

" Goodman 117 

" Nathaniel 132 

Richard 97, 100, 108 

Sawin Sawen, John, 43, 53, 54, 62 

65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 76, 78 

79, 82, 109, 110, 116, 120 

123 



Page. 

Sawin, Sauen, Senior 141 

Sawtell, Sattle, Goodman 117 

" Goodwife 85 

John 131 

Richard, 11, 17, 51, 53, 71 

72, 73, 77, 90, 99, 101, 108 

121, 126 

Seeley, Robert 1, 2 

Shattuck, Shatoke, Shothunk, 

John ..92, 96, 101, 120, 124 

Philip 112,121,124 

William,3, 34, 42,64. 73,78 

84, 85,90,100, 112,117,121 

124, 133 

Sherman, Edmund 2 

Ensign, 40, 46, 47, 48, 51 

54, 72, 75, 78, 97. 107, lia 

122 

" James 121 

John, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 
21, 22, 25, 26, 27. 28, 29, 30 
31, 34,37, 38, 39,41, 73, 74 

75, 78, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93. 94 

Joseph 131, 132 

Lieut., 125, 127, 128, 12» 
131, 133, 135, 136, 137, 138 
142. 143, 144, 145 
Mr., 16, 23, 24, 39, 52, 63 
75, 96, 101, 108, 119 
Pastor, 16, 31, 32. 37, 46. 54 

76, 88, 89, 92, 93, 97. 101 
102, 109, 116, 117, 119, 122 
123, 124, 126, 131, 139, 142 

Simson, John 9 

Smith, Daniel 117, 124 

John 115 

" Jonathan 121 

" Matthew 59 

Richard 58 

Thomas, 48, 51, 53, 59,95 
99, 107, 109, 115 

Spring 25, 40 

" Goodman 83 

Henry, .53, 61, 78, 87, 93 

96, 98, 100, 102, 103, 112- 

135, 143, 144, 146 

John, 15, 22, 33, 38, 40. 54 

71,' 84 

Stearnes, Sternes 25, 29, 40 

" Bro 74 

Charles, 25, 71, 83, 88, 89 
99, 144 

" Constable 100 

" Goodwiffe, Senior 85 

Isaac, 6, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16 

24, 31, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 72 

74, 75, 97, 98, 101, 102, 103 

104, 108, 115 

" " Senior 9& 



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Stearnes, Samuel, 86, 93, 96, 98, 99 
100, 112, 113, 117, 118, 119 
120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127 
128, 129, 132, 133, 134, 135 
136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143 
144 

" " Senior 132 

Widow 112,116,140 

Stillson, Goodman, of Cambridge, 
137, 138 

Stone, Ston, Bro 24, 45 

Constable 100 

David 115 

Deacon....l9,37,39, 40, 43 

" John, 50, 65, 71, 88, 98, 100 

112, 116, 117, 120, 140, 141 

143 

" Samuel 115 

" Simon, Simont, 2, 6, 7, 20 
21, 22, 23, 33, 46, 53, 88, 96 
98, 99, 101, 108, 109, 110 
112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118 
119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125 
126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 
132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 138 
140, 141 
" Senior, 58, 62, 138, 142 

Stowers, John 3,4 

Straight, Straite, Corporal . .88, 111 

" Thomas, 53, 59, 75, 79, 95 

99, 107, 109, 124, 132 

Stratton 40. 43, 54 

John, 33, 86, 90, 96, 100, 107 

115, 133, 135,141, 144 

" " Junior ..121, 124, 127 

" " Senior 138 

Ould Goodman.. 11, 47, 90 

Samuel 48,62 

Studley 48 

Swagton, the Indian 120 

Tainter, Tajnter 25 

Goodman, 48. 80, 83, 84, 85 

87, 94, 130, 133, 134 

Joseph,ll, 30, 34, 37,38, 39 

40, 42, 43, 48, 49, 66, 70, 76 
78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86 
88, 97, 98. 99, 105, 106, 109 
110, 116, 129, 133, 135, 139 

146, 147, 148 

" Senior, 133, 142, 143 

144, 145 

Tarball, Thomas.. 10, 53, 59, 70, 77 

Taylor, Taler, Ould 42 

Thatcher, Thacher 43, 55 

Bro 51,59,64,65 

Deacon 82, 90, 92, 97 

Samuel, 16, 20, 23, 27, 28 
29, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40 

41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 51 
59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 



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Thatcher, Samuel (Continued.) 

71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79 
82, 87, 93, 94, 96, 97, 117 
133, 136, 137, 139, 140. 141 
142 
Widow.... 99, 100, 101,108 

Thomson, John 90 

Thorp 97, 101, 108, 111, 112 

Goodman 110,111 

" Henry 93,97,102 

Ould 111,116,117 

Ticknor, Mr 33 

Toll, John, of Sudbury 32 

Tomson, Simont, of Ipswich. . . -47 
Tounsend, Townsin, 

Martin, 108, 110, 112, 116 
118, 120, 123, 127, 135, 140 
Traine, Trane, Trayne, 

John, 23, 28, 30, 31,43, 54 
76, 80, 81, 85 

" Senior 121,127 

Treadaway, Goodman. . .83, 85, 133 

" Jonah 147 

Nathaniel, 15, 31, 39, 40,43 
44, 54, 66, 67, 73, 75, 76, 77 
78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87 
89, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98, 109 
110,117 
Tucker, John 90 

Underwood, Joseph 129, 148 

Mr 102, 146 

Thomas, 30, 33, 39, 40, 41 
43, 45, 47, 83, 87 



Viall, Mr 



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Wait, Waight, Wayte 53 

John 109,142 

" Richard, 28, 29, 32, 36, 75 
93, 94 

" Widow 98 

Warren, Warrin 127 

Daniel, 50, 75, 94, 102, 108 

112, 121, 123, 124, 127, 139 

142 

" Ensign, Insine, 125, 127 

133, 135 

John, 2, 5, 6,12, 14, 75,108 

" " Senior 38 

" Sergant 102,109 

Wellington see Willington. 

Whitbarn, IVIargit 113 

William 113 

White, Anthony, 41, 57, 81, 117, 147 

Whitney, John, 3, 20, 25, 40, 41, 42 

83, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117 

118, 120,121,122, 124, 125 

126, 129, 130, 132, 133, 135 

137, 140, 144 



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Page. 
Whitney, John, Junior, 53, 54, 78, 

88,114 

" Senior, 10, 19, 40, 42 

136, 143 

Jonathan, 83, 121, 126, 132 

Joseph 117,130,142 

" Joshuah 141 

Mr. , 14, 37. 39, 43 , 49, 50, 51 

53, 55, 59, 61, 64, 67, 70, 76 

80 

Nathaniel ....126, 132, 143 

Thomas. 71, 77, 81, 86, 88 

141, 142 

Whitaker, Whittacar, Whitacus, 139 

Goodman 93, 111, 118 

John, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102 

108, 110, 116, 120, 128, 130 

140 

Williams, Willi, Abram..34, 45, 53 

Isa 53 

Thomas 142 

Willington, Wellington 54 

Benjamin ....114, 125, 141 

Corporal, 92, 108, 121, 132 

133, 135, 136, 138, 140 

John 60, 83. 84 

Joseph 107 



Pag-e. 

Willington , Palgrave 112 

Roger, 53. 59, 70, 76, 77, 83 
93, 96, 101, 108, 121, 142 

Wilson, Thomas 139 

WincoU, Winkoll 25 

Bro 43 

John, 11, 14, 16, 39, 40,42 
43, 44, 58, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75 

Sargent 43,72 

" Thomas 18 

Wiatgr, Wenter 43 

" ~ John 50,51,71, 75 

Ould 44,53 

Witherell, Witherall .25 

Bro 22,23,56,59 

John, 12, 17, 18, 19, 27,28 

29,31, 32,34, 36,40,48,51 

53, 55, 59, 65, 78 

Woods, of Charlestown 124 

Woodward, George, 15, 52, 55, 50 

58, 59,79,105,109, 112,117 

118, 124 

John 117,124 

Ould 53 

" Senior 54 

" Susanna 109 



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Page. 

Accountant.... 13, 20, 21,25, 30, 54 

Allegiance, Oath 135 

Ammunition, see Powder, 19, 20, 22 
i 24, 25, 26, 40, 65, 80, 81, 82, 136 

140 

Apparel, regulating 62, 83, 84 

Appraisers, Town, 9, 26, 81, 85, 92 

99, 103, 118 

Apprentice, 47, 49, 50, 57, 104, 105 

107, 129, 137 

Assessors 10 

Assessors List, see Invoice, 10, 13 

84 

Assessors valuation 8 

Auditor 13, 20, 21, 25 

Band, trained 39 

Banklane 22 

Barley 16 

Bars 15 

Basket Bridge 91 

Bear Hill 98,99 

Bell 17, 112 

Billerica 47, 54 

Bever Brook, see Brook. 

Bever plain 4, 138 

Biscuit 132 

Birds, bounty, 93, 97, 101,121, 124 

132 

Book, town, see Town Clerk, 1, 3 

7, 13, 22, 54, 59, 64, 106, 119 

122, 125, 127, 129, 138, 142, 148 

Boston .... 66, 72, 120, 124, 126, 146 

Bounds of Town 22, 52, 97 

Bounds of Lot 129, 130, 134 

Bounds, Perambulation of, 37, 55, 66 
122, 126, 133, 141 
Bounties, see Birds, 

Brick 32, 123 

Bridge, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 47, 51 
54, 66, 75, 90, 91, 92, 94, 98, 115 
116, 127, 128, 132, 139, 141, 145 

Brook 15, 17, 99 

Bever, 75, 94, 95, 98, 114, 115 

116, 122, 138, 139, 144, 145, 146 

147, 148 

" Chester 60 

" Stony 13, 88, 144 

Bull.. 68, 69, 115, 116, 117, 118, 123 
Bullets 20, 25, 29, 38, 82, 123 



Page. 

Burial 116 

Burial Place 8, 9 

Butter 45 

Calf 9, 17 

Cambridge, 4, 22, 30, 37, 38, 41, 66 

78, 82, 95, 99, 105, 109, 115, 116 

124, 137, 138, 141, 146 

Candle 77 

Canvas 28 

Cape Fear 83 

Carpenter 119 

Cart 3, 29 

Cart bridge 145 

Cartwav 6, 22, 87 

Castle 118 

Catechising, 70, 71, 103, 104, 113 

114, 121, 128, 129, 137 

Cattle, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23 

24, 42, 56, 61, 68, 69, 94, 99, 102 

104, 107, 111, 113, 122 

Charlestown 72, 124, 126, 127 

Cider 116,141 

Clapboard 29 

Clay 124, 133 

Clerk of Market 45 

Clerk, Town, see Town Clerk, 1, 41 
54, 64, 96, 146 

Clerk of Writs 10 

Close, see Field. 

Cloth 101, 103, 117 

Coffin 117 

Collector of rate 9, 10 

Colors of Company 18 

College 42, 136, 146 

Commissioner, 10, 18, 32, 34, 37, 39 
40, 61, 74, 125, 130 

Committee on land 13 

Common 6, 7, 11, 14, 20, 88 

Common Field, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 

35, 65 

Common, Freemen s 5 

Common, Kings, 20, 32, 39, 40, 95 
142, 146 

Common Land, assize 9 

Common, Meeting House, 33,90, 92 

Common, Pequusset 4, 7 

Commoners 10, 12, 14, 35 

Concord 5, 8, 71, 72, 115, 116 

Congregation 4 



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Page. 

Constable, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20, 21 

22, 25, 30, 63, 109 

Constable, accounts, 63, 65, 77, 89 

108, 119, 123, 126, 130, 139 

Constables staff 17 

Corn 16, 23, 25, 33 

Corn Mill 144 

Cotton Cloth 74 

Countries service 3 

County pay 21, 24 

County rate 11 

" Treasurer 10,58 

Court 10, 14, 15, 123 

" General, see General Court. 

«' Order 9, 15, 22 

Cows 3, 7, 8, 9, 17, 32, 87 

Cow pen, see Herdsmen pen and 

Town farm, IS, 19, 23, 24, 56 

57, 62, 67, 68, 78, 79, 84 

Deacon 9, 10, 31,81, 113 

Dedham 4, 8, 28, 86 

Deputy, n, 25, 29, 40, 59, 71, 73, 92 

97", 100, 101, 111, 112, 118, 120 

126 

Divident 6, 11, 34, 118 

" Great..2,4,8, 12, 13, 26, 33,98 

Dog 6,81,86, 116 

Dorchester field 3, 5, 65 

Drum 18, 39 

Driftway 85 

Education of Children, see also 

schools, 103, 104, 105, 107, 109 

114, 122, 128, 135, 137 

Elbow Hill 115, 146 

England 1 

Estates, Invoice 8, 9 

Fairs 5 

Farms 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, 89, 92, 106 

Farm Land 4, 74, 78, 79 

Fence, 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17 

22, 28, 32, 35, 36, 55, 61, 80, 106 

115, 118, 128, 129, 130, 134, 135 

147, 148 

Fence Viewer 9, 23, 37, 106 

Fidelity, Oath of 135 

Field, see Common, see Dorchester. 

Field, Bever brook 138, 139 

" Bowman 10,14 

" General, fencing.. .15, 35, 135 

" Hows 14, 15,147 

" Jennings 12,14 

" Meads 12,14,87 

" Jacobs 45 

" Pound 7,45 

" Prospect 30,62 

" West 105 

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Fishery 106 

Flats 3, 5 

Foot path 31 

Foreigner li 2, 3 

Forge 22 

Fox 16, 17, 121, 124, 132 

Freeman 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Gate 23,80, 85, 92 

General Court.. 11, 71, 72, 118, 119 

General Inclosure or field, 1, 2, 6, 9 

35, 71, 135, 1.38, 148 

Glass 28, 48, 100, 101, 108 

Goats 3, 8, 9 

Grand Jury 77 

Grain 2, 32 

Grant of 2000 Acres 27, 72, 119 

Hadland 3 

Hay 6 

Haysill 123 

Herd, 19, 20, 21, 27, 69, 82, 94, 95 
96, 98, 99, 104, 107, 111 

Herd range 86,89, 94,104,110 

Herdsman's pen, see Cow pen, 18 
19, 20, 23 

Herdsman's land 20, 24 

Highway, 7, 14, 15, 16, 33, 41, 60, 65 

66, 76, 85, 87, 88, 92, 93, 119 

121,126, 130, 133, 134,137 

Highway, laying out of, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

7, 22, 60, 66, 82, 85, 88, 93, 115 

116, 118, 145 

Highways, repairs.. ..3, 61, 66, 128 

Highway surveyors, 2, 27, 66, 125 

127 

Hill, Bear 98,99 

" Elbow 115,146 

" Mackerell 36,99 

' ' Prospec t 94 

' ' Strawberry 85, 146 

Hogs, see Swine. 

Hog reeve. . .79, SO, 83, 97, 101, 112 

Hops 79 

House, for strays 6 

House, rated 143 

House of Correction 47, 54 

Horse 8, 9, 14, 95 

Idle persons. 48, 49, 50, 52, 60, 64- 

70, 71, 92, 113, 114, 122, 145 
Inclosures, see fields ... 1, 2, 12, 135 

Indian 106,132 

Indian corn 16, 33 

Indian harvest 32 

Inhabitant 1, 2, 6, 37, 56, 58 

Inn, see Ordinary. 
Invoice, Estates,'8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 18 
56, 82, 84, 97, 99, 102, 110, 135 
" form of 12,13,80,136 



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Page. 
Jennings close 12 

Keeper, Cattle, 8, 17, 21, 23, 94, 99 

104, 111 

Knops Garden 94 

Ladder 29, 113, 137 

Land, bounds 27, 60 

Land, Common 1, 2, 3,89, 90 

Land granted bj Court. . .27, 71, 72 

Land in lieu of farms 5 

" in lieu of townships, 11, 12, 13 

51, 60 

" laying out of, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 

11, 12, 13, 19, 26, 27, 37, 61, 74, 75 

Land, plot of 27, 74, 79 

' ' plow 2, 13, 60 

" records 1,3,7,27,54,60 

" valuation of, rates 8,14 

Landing, town 5 

Lane 80,85 

Lathes 73 

Law books 68, 70, 95, 123, 144 

Laws, Capital ..9, 86, 104, 121, 124 

Lead 25 

Leather, Sealer of 8 

Leading Staff 39 

Lease 119 

Lecture day 11, 47, 143 

Levies 1? 2, 3 

Lime 40,60 

Liquor 116, 132 

Lord's day 115 

Lost goods 6,9 

Lots, land 1,2 

Lots in lieu of township 4 

Mackerel Hill 36, 99 

Magistrates 41, 92 

Mantel 29 

Marlboro 80 

Marsh 87,90,92 

Marshall 25 

Match 20, 25, 82 

Mattock 3 

Measure and Weight, sealer, 9, 22, 

25, 56 

Meadow 3, 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 23 

' ' Bever brook 147 

" Fair 102 

" Patch 85 

" Remote, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 
17, 19, 80, 114 

" Rock 6,95 

Medical services 65, 77, 124 

M-^eting House, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11 
15. 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 32, 37, 38 
39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 48, 51, 52, 54 
55, 72, 79, 86, 97, 100, 101, 114 
116, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 126 
128,132,141, 145 



Page. 
Meeting House Common • .33, 90, 92 

" gallery 18, 98, 145 

" lock 17,73, 97 

" lot ...3, 16, 37,41,46 

" seats, 34, 38, 47,58, 59 

" 78, 80, 81, 84, 85, 94 

133, 141 

Michelmas, Mihiltide 48 

Military company 18, 39 

Mill, 1, 5, 12, 15, 16, 19, 31, 33, 65 

66, 75, 90, 91, 94, 127, 128, 132 

139, 141, 144, 146 

Moderator.. 64, 74, 91, 101, 143, 144 

Muddy river 66 

Notice, posting 11, 79 

Oath of fidelity 135 

Officers 9, 45 

Ordinary 18 

Ox, assize of land for cattle 9 

Pall 135 

Palisado 12 

Pastor. . . .9, 15, 16, 21, 37, 112, 113 

" Assistant 119 

Path 31, 98,99 

Pease 16, 33 

Pen, herdsman 18 

Pequussett Common 4, 7» 

Perambulation bounds, 37, 38, 66, 97 

Physicians 65, 77 

Plain, Bever 4 

Further 7,60 

Great 145 

Hither 6,7 

Little 5,145 

Plantation 1, 119 

Plowland, see land 4, 6, 17 

Poll 56,82,132 

Pond 4r 

" Fresh 99 

" Great 7, 94,99 

Poor, 70, 71, 88, 97, 102, 105, 109 
114, 125, 134 

Poor rates 9 

Pound, 3, 17, 18, 28, 116, 124, 126 

132, 141 

Powder, see ammunition, 25, 28, 80 

123, 126 

Presentment 33 

Prison 11 

Proprietors 74, 78, 79, 89 

Prospect Hill 94 

Prudential affairs, see selectmen, 

10, 26 
Public Worship 144 

Ram 9» 

Rate, bridge 12, 15, 16 

" Country. .10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 25 



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Toivn Proceed ini^s. 



Page. 

Rate, Pastor's or ministry, 16, 18, 20 

30, 89, 94, 113 

" Poor 9, 12, 20, 22 

" Single person 33 

" Trades 33 

" War 130, 140 

Rating, form of 13 

Record, town..l, 13, 22, 31, 54, 111 

Remote meadows 4, 17 

Representative at General Court, 

see Deputy 11, 25 

River, 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 22, 23, 88, 95 

98, 106, 118 

Rock meadow, see Meadow, 79, 80 

95, 99, 146 

Rope 47 

Roxbury 20 

Rug 104 

Rundlett 82 

Rye 16 

Sags 7 

School, see Education, 21, 26, 31,34 

35, 36, 40, 42, 91, 93, 96, 97, 100 

102, 103, 109, 110, 111, 113, 117 

119, 122, 123, 126, 129, 131, 137 

138,141, 143 

School house, 18, 21, 25, 26 29, 31 

67, 76, 97, 127 128, 129, 131, 132 

138, 140, 143 

School Master, 18, 21, 26, 29, 31, 55 

60, 64, 70, 74, 79, 84, 127, 129 

144 

Sealer of Leather 8 

" Weights and Measures, 9, 22 
25, 37, 45, 128 

Servant 81 

Selectmen .... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 
Settlement, see Strangers, 1, 2, 58 

62, 92 
Sheep, 8, 9, 52, 61, 99, 118, 142, 144 

146 

Shepherd 147 

Shingle 29 

Shiretown 82, 96 

Shirt 33, 100, 112 

Shoes 31, 45, 49 

Shovel 3 

Small lots 4 

Smallpox 141 

Smithery 22, 136 

Socks 112 

Soldier 3,41, 132 

Spade 3 

Spring gun 65 

Spur-way 22 

Squadron line 60 

Stable 33 

Staff, leading 39 

Stanford 18 

Steers 7 



Page. 
Stile 31 

Stocks 17, -73, 124 

Stockings 117 

Strangers, receiving of. ..1, 66, 148 

" settlement of 1,2, 58,62 

" warned 106,107,113 

Strawberry Hill 85, 146 

Stray goods 6, 9 

Sudbury, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 27 

32, 56, 65, 67, 73, 83, 98, 134 

137, 145 

Sugar 77 

Surgeon 124 

Surveyors 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 

Swamp 4, 11, 86, 90, 93 

" Pine 7 

Swine regulation, 15, 17, 19, 22, 32 

41, 45, 52, 64, 65, 66, 88, 113, 

114, 122, 148 

Tithing men, 70, 71, 86, 93, 98, 102 

103, 104, 113, 114, 115, 121, 133 

135, 144 

Timber 1, 2, 14 

Town Appraisers 9 

" Auditor.. 13 

" book, see Town Clerk, 1, 3, 7 
70, 74, 78, 84, 96, 112, 115 
" Clerk, see Clerk and Town 
" Book, 1, 22, 54,74, 78, 102, 110 
" farm, see Cowpen. .67, 68, 70 

" Landing 5 

•' Meeting, Moderator 64 

'' Public 11,12,13 

" Order 6 

•' Plot 4,8 

Township.... 1,4, 11,12,50,65,87 

Town'shire 82 

Townsmen 5, 6 

Trades 13, 33, 82, 84, 89. 91, 92 

Training 24, 38, 46 

Training place 5 

Treasurer, County 10, 48 

" Town 21,25 

Trees 1,2,5,6,9,13 

" Marked, 14, 44, 102, 103, 114 
115, 134 

" Viewer 9 

Turret 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 



Upland 
Vane • . 



.14 
.38 



Wach house, see Watch house.. 126 

131 

Wages 9 

War 130 

Waste ground 3, 15 

Watch 56 

Watch house 6, 126, 131, 132 



Index to Subjects. 



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Page. 

Watchman 3, 56 

Watercourse 31, 83 

Watering place 15, 83 

Way, laying out 6 

Weaving 124 

Wednesday night, Winesenite. ..42 

Weight and measures 9, 25, 108 

Well 101 



Page. 

Weir 1, 106 

Wheat 16 

Wheelbarrow 3 

White horse 99 

Wine 19 

Wolf 5,12,17,73,132 

Wolf pen 12 

Wood 3 

























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LANDS 



Grants Divifions 



Allotments 



Poffeffions 



AND 



Proprietors' Book 




iLy-m^ U4y. ^ C^iAM.-/tf '^^^^Li^Cy -h^cc^vzy <i:^5^->t.t,-»w^ 






[Lands, Grants and Possessions.] 



[1] 1636. July 25 

A Grant of the Great Dividents lotted out by the Freemen 
to all the Townfmen then inhabiting being 120 in number, the 
Land being divided into foure Divifions*, every Divilion being 
160 rods in breadth, Beginning next to the fmail Lots and 
bounded with Cambridge Line on the Northfide, & the Plovvland 
on the South, to be laid out fucceflively one after another (all the 
Meddowes & cartvs^aies only being excepted) for them to inclofe, 
or feed in common. 



The Firft Divifion. 



Lott 



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30 

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John Coolige 
Edmund Sherman 
John Tucker 
Ifaac Mixer 
Robert Veazy 
Hugh Mafon 
John Stowers 
Robert Jennifon 
John Vahan 
Richard Beers 
William Paine 
Thomas Haftings 
John Simfon 
Robert Betts 
Henry Dengaine 
John Rofe 
John Kingfbery 
Gregory Stone 
Brian Pernbleton 
John Browne 
John Dwight 
John Bernard 
William Knop 
Daniel Perfe 
John Havward 
Edmund Lewis 
George Richardfon 
James Cutler 
John Grigs 
Henry Goldftone 
John Cutting 



Thirty Acres. 
Fifty Acres. 
Twenty & Five Acres. 
Thirty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Seventy Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Forty Acres 
Forty Acres 
Seventy Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Sixty Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Fifty Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Sixty Acres 
Sixty Acres 



[* Squadron, the word oritrinally used in the record of this Grant, was probably SCXHi 
afterward erased and Divismn substituted. — Eds.] 



Page 2 blank. 



[3] 



Watertown Records. 



The Second Divifion. 



)tt: I 


John Eaton 


Forty Acres 




2 


Edward Garfield 


Thirty Acres 




3 


John Smith 


Thirty & Five 


Acres 


4 


Robert Daniel 


Thirty & Five 


Acres 


5 


Edward Gofle 


Sixty Acres 




6 


Thomas Malbn 


Twenty Acres 




7 


Simon Stone 


Seventy Acres 




8 


Ephraim Child 


Sixty Acres 




9 


Charles Chadwick 


Thirty & Five 


Acres 


lO 


Robert Feke 


Eighty Acres 




II 


Abraham Shaw 


Seventy Acres 




12 


Samuel Hofier 


Thirty & Five 


Acres 


13 


Robert Lockwood 


Thirty «& Five 


Acres 


H 


Henry Cuttris 


Twenty Acres 




15 


Samuel Swaine 


Sixty Acres 




16 


John Firmin 


Sixty Acres 




17 


Nicholas Knap 


Thirty Acres 




18 


William Baflum 


Thirty Acres 




^9 


Robert Tuck 


Thirty Acres 




20 


John Batchelor 


Thirty & Five Acres 


21 


John Smith 


Thirty Acres 




22 


Abram Browne 


Fifty Acres 




23 


William Bridges 


Thirty & Five Acres 


24 


Richard Browne 


Fifty Acres 




25 


Gregory Taylor 


Thirty & Five 


Acres 


26 


Thomas Brookes 


Twenty Acres 




27 


John Gay 


Thirty & Five 


Acres 


28 


George Phillips 


Eighty Acres 




29 


Matthew Hichcock 


Twenty Acres 




30 


George Munnings 


Thirty Acres 




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[5] 



The Third Divifion. 



Lott. 



3 
4 
5 
6 

7 
8 

9 
10 

II 

12 

^3 



Thomas Arnold 
Thomas Smith 
Henry Kemball 
Edward Dikes 
Nathaneel Bowman 
Edward Lambe 
Thomas Rogers 
Beniamin Crifpe 
Martin Vnderwood 
Lawrence Waters 
Emanuel White 
Thomas Maihew 
John Springe 



Thirty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Thirty & Five Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Thirty & Five Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Eighty Acres 
Thirty & Five Acres 



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Placeholder 



s fold-out is being digitized, and will be inserted at a 

future date. 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 



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16 

17 

18 

19 
20 

21 

22 

23 
24 

25 
26 

27 
28 

29 
30 



[6] 
Lott 



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2 

3 

4 

5 
6 

7 
8 

9 
10 

II 
12 

13 

15 

16 

17 

18 

19 
20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

25 
26 

27 
28 

29 



william Swift 
Edward How 
John Whitney- 
John EUett 
Thomas Bartlet 
Daniel Mofle 
Richard Woodward 
John Loveran 
Thomas Parifh 
Miles Nutt 
John Winter 
William Jennifon 
Joseph Mofle 
John Finch 
William Palmer 
Efther Pickram 
S' Richard Saltefton 



Forty Acres 
Seventy Acres 
Fifty Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Thirty"^& Five Acres 
Eighty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Twenty & Five Acres 
Sixty Acres 
twenty & Five Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Thirty & Five Acres 
One hundred Acres 



The Fourth Divifion. 



Simon Eire 
Roger Willington 
William Baker 
Leonard Chelter 
William Hammond 
Ifaac Cummins 
Phillip Tabor 
Richard Sawtle 
John Page 
John Eddy 
John Livermore 
John Doggett 
Edmund James 
Robert Abbot 
Ifaac Sterne 
Thomas Filbrick 
John Gutterige 
John Lawrence 
Francis Qnge 
Henry Bright 
Garrett Church 
John Tomfohn 
Chriftopher Grant 
F.arnaby Windes 
John Winkoll 
John Warrin 
John Gofle 
Richard Kemball 
Thomas Cakebred 



Sixty Acres 

Twenty Acres 

Twenty & Five Acres 

Sixty Acres 

Forty Acres 

Thirty & Five Acres 

Thirty Acres 

Twenty & Five Acres 

Fifty Acres 

Fifty Acres 

Twenty & Five Acres 

Thirty Acres 

Forty Acres 

Thirty & Five Acres 

Fifty Acres 

Thirty & Five Acres 

Twenty & Five Acres 

Thirty Acres 

Thirty Acres 

Thirty Acres 

Twenty Acres 

Twenty & Five Acres 

Twenty & Five Acres 

Thirty & Five Acres 

Twenty & Five Acres 

Sixty Acres 

Thirty & Five Acres 

Fifty Acres 

Fifty Acres 



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Waiertoxvn Records. 



[8] 1636. February 28. 

A Grant of the Plowlands at Beverbroke Planes, Devided 
& Lotted out by the Freemen to all the Townefmen then Inhab- 
iting being 106 in number. Allowing one Acre for a perfon, & 
likewife for cattle valued at 20'^ y^ head., beginning next to the 
fmall Lotts beyond the ware, & bounded with the great Lotts on 
the north llde, & Charles River on the South, devided by a Cart- 
way in the middest, the firft Lott to begin next the River, the 
fecond on the north fide of the Cartway, & fo to be laid out fuc- 
ceflively vntill all the Lotts be ended. 



Granted firft to George Phillips Paftor 

John Whitney 
Thomas Haftings 
Richard Wodward 
Robert Betts 
John Grigs 
John Simfon 
Charles Chadwick 
Robert Ueazy 
Henry Goldftone 
John Smith fen 
John Tomfon 
John Eddy 
William Baffum 
Beniamin Crifpe 
Edmund Sherman 
William Bridges 
Gregory Taylor 
John Coolige 
Daniel Pattrick 
Jofeph Moffe 
Ephraim Child 
Robert Lockwood 
Francis Onge 
John Gay 
Simon Eire 
S^ Richard Saltefton 
Nathaneel Baker 
John Richard Ion 
George Munnings 
Henry Bright 
Nicholas Knap 
Richard Sawtle 



I 

2 

3 

4 
5 
6 

7 
8 

9 
10 
u 
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13 

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16 

17 
18 

19 
20 
21 

22 

23 
24 

25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 



Page 9 blank 

[10] 33 
34 
35 
36 
37 



Forty Acres 

Ten Acres 
Two Acres 
Six Acres 
One Acre 
One Acre 
Foure Acres 
Three Acres 
One Acre 
Seven Acres 
Foure Acres 
Two Acres 
Nine Acres 
Three Acres 
Three Acres 
Six Acres 
Five Acres 
Five Acres 
Five Acres 
Fourteene Acres 
Two Acres 
Sixteene Acres 
Six Acres 
Six Acres 
Five Acres 
Eighteene Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Five Acres 
Three Acres 
Foure Acres 
Three Acres 
Six Acres 
One Acre 



John Ellett 
Francis Smith 
John Eaton 
John Loveran 
William Jennifon 



Foure Acres 
Eight Acres 
Six Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Ten Acres 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 



38 

39 
40 

41 
42 

43 
44 

46 

47 
48 

49 
50 

51 
52 
52 
53 
54 
55 
56 
57 
58 

59 
60 
61 
62 

63 
64 

65 

66 

67 
68 

69 

70 

71 
72 
73 
74 
Page I 



[12] 



IS 
76 
77 
78 

79 
80 

81 

82 

S3 
S4 

85 
56 



John Page 
Samuel Holler 
John WinkoU 
John Goffe 
Nathanel Bowman 
Brian Pembleton 
Richard Browne 
John Lawi'ence 
John Tucker 
Thomas Cakebred 
Robert Tuck 
Henry Cuttris 
Richard Kemball 
John Bernard 
Edward Dikes 
Thomas Brookes 
Timothy Hawkins 
Gregory Stone 
James Cutler 
John Cutting 
Daniel Perfe 
Barnaby Windes 
John Kingfbury 
Robert Feke 
Ifaac Sterne 
Thomas Smith 
John Rofe 
Miles Nutt 
John Hayward 
Thomas Filbrick 
Simon Stone 
Robert Daniel 
Ifaac Mixer 
Eduard llow 
Henry Dengayne 
Thomas Maihew 
John Stowars 
Richard Beers 

I blank. 

Edmund James 
John Firmin 
John Warrin 
John Batchelor 
William Knop 
Henry K-©»»baH 
William Palmer 
Edmund Lewis 
John Finch 
William Swift 
John Winter 
Edward Lam 



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Thirteene Acres 

Five Acres 

Three Acres 

Foure Acres 

Seven Acres 

Twelve Acres 

Nine Acres 

Three Acres 

Three Acres 

Eight Acres 

Five Acres 

One Acre 

Twelve Acres 

Ten Acres 

Three Acres 

Foure Acres 

Two Acres 

Ten Acres 

Three Acres 

Ten Acres 

One Acre 

Six Acres 

Six Acres 

Twenty & Foure Acres 

Eleven Acres 

Two Acres 

Three Acres 

Three Acres 

Seven Acres 

Nine Acres 

Fourteene Acres. 

Eight Acres 

Foure Acres 

Twenty & Foure Acres 

One Acre 

Thirty Acres 

Two Acres 

Two Acres 



Five Acres 
Nine Acres 
Thirteene Acres 
Six Acres 
Seven Acres 
Six Acres 
One Acre 
Five Acres 
Foure Acres 
Five Acres 
Three Acres 
Three Acres 



Watertown Records. 



87 John Smith iun 

88 Roger WilHngton 

89 Chriftofer Grant 

90 John Nichols 

91 John Dwight 

92 Efther Pickram 

93 John Springe 

94 John Warner 

95 Emanuel White 

96 Edward Garfield 

97 William Gutterig 

98 Hugh Mafon 

99 Thomas Rogers 
100 Thomas Bartlett 
loi John Doggett 

102 Lawrence Waters 

103 Martin Vnderwood 

104 William Paine 

105 Garrett Church 

106 Abram Shaw 



One Acre 

Two Acres 

Three Acres 

Foure Acres 

Seven Acres 

Five Acres 

Six Acres 

Seven Acres 

Three Acres 

Seaven Acres 

Three Acres 

Three Acres 

Five Acres 

Two Acres 

Six Acres 

Foure Acres 

Two Acres 

Twenty & Foure Acres 

Two Acres 

Ten Acres 



[13] 1637. June 26. 

A Grant of the Remote or Westpine Meaddows devided & 
Lotted out by the Freemen to all the Townefmen then Inhabiting 
being 1 13 in number ; allowing one Acre for a perfon, & likewife 
for cattle valued at 20"^ the Head beginning next to Plaine Med- 
dow & fo to go on vntill the Letts be ended. 



Granted j 


1 Robert Feke 


Forty Acres 


firftto j 


[ Edward How 


Twenty & Foure Acres 


Lott I 


John Lawrence 


Three Acres 


2 


Martin Vnderwood 


Two Acres 


3 


Simon Stone 


Fourteene Acres 


4 


Jofeph MofTe 


Two Acres 


5 


Ifaac Sterne 


Eleven Acres 


6 


William Jennifon 


Ten Acres 


7 


Simon Eire 


Eighteene Acres 


8 


Hugh Mafon 


Three Acres 


9 


William Bridges 


Five Acres 


10 


John Warner 


Seven Acres 


II 


John Eaton 


Six Acres 


12 


John Ellett 


Foure Acres 


13 


John Springe 


Six Acres 


14 


William Hammond 


Eight Acres 


15 


John Gutterig 


Three Acres 


16 


Abram Browne 


Ten Acres 


17 


John Firmin 


Nine Acres 


18 


Henry Cutteris 


One Acre 


19 


John Coolige 


Five Acres 


20 


Nathaneel Bowman 


Seaven Acres 


21 


John Dwight 


Seaven Acres 


22 


John Smith fen 


Foure Acres 


23 


William Baker 


Five Acres 



24 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 9 

Robert Lockwood Six Acres 

25 Charles Chaddwick Three Acres 

26 John Browne Three Acres 

27 John Batchelor Six Acres 

28 Ifaac Mixer Foure Acres 

29 John Gay Five Acres 

30 Edmund James Seaven Acres 

31 John Finch Foure Acres 

32 Henry Dengaine One Acre 

33 Beniamin Crifpe Three Acres 

34 J^hn Winter Three Acres 

35 Thomas Cakebred Eight Acres 

36 Richard Beers Two Acres 

ri4i 

[The holders either as grants or possessions of the lots upon this page, 
which is missing from the volume of records, are supplied from the inven- 
tories of grants and possessions. Where two names are given the first 
held by grant — Eds.] 

37 Edward Lam Four Acres. 

38 John Tomfon, W. Clarke Two Acres. 

39 Nicholas Knap, W. Knap Seven Acres. 

40 John Goffe Four Acres. 

41 John Knights Five Acres 

42 Richard Woodward Six Acres 

43 Emanuel White Three Acres 

44 John Eddie Nine Acres 

45 Robert Tuck Five Acres 

r John Cutting, rr. a 

46 4 u Oi. J- en Acres 
^ Johnbtowers, 

47 SaS'wait', Six Acres 

48 Henry Bright iun, Three Acres 

49 Robert Daniel Eight Acres 

50 John Warrin Thirteen Acres 

51 Henry Goldston Seven Acres 

52 Samuel Hofier Five Acres 
Edmond Sherman, q- a 

53 Nicholas Bufby, bix Acres 

54 John Kingsbury Six Acres 
_ Daniel Perfe, r\ \ 

55 John Frefcott, One Acre 

56 

John Nicarfon, Four Acres 

57 Miles Ives, four Acres 

58 Miles Nut, Three Acres 

59 John Trane Three Acres 

60 Thomas Arnold Five Acres 

61 Edmond Lewis Five Acres 

62 Edward Dikes Three Acres 

63 Timothy Hawkins Three Acres 

64 John Hayward Seven Acres 



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Watertoivn Records. 



65 
66 

^1 
68 

69 
70 

71 

72 

73 

74 
75 
76 

[15] 77 

78 

79 
81 

82 

83 

84 

S5 
S6 

87 
88 

89 

90 

91 
92 

93 
94 

96 

97 

98 

99 
100 

lOI 

102 
103 
104 

105 
106 
107 
loS 
J 09 
no 
1 1 1 

112 
113 



Henry Kemball 
Christopher Grant 

William Paine 
Richard Kemball 
Daniel Pattrick, 
Simon Eire fen 
Richard Saltenftall 
Richard Brown 
Robert Jennifon 
Thomas Smith 
John Knight 

John Stowers 
Gregory Stone 
Thomas Bartlet 
Thomas Maihew 
John Bernard 
John Whitney 
Edward Garfield 
Thomas Rogers 
Roger VVillington 
Robert Feazy 
John Smith iun. 
Garret Church 
Gregory Taylor 
John Page 
Winifred Wolcott 
George Phillips 
Lawrence Waters 
John Loveran 
Brian Pembleton 
John Wincoll 
John Brigs 
William Knop 
John Simfon 
Ephraim Child 
Francis Smith 
Barnaby Windes 
Thomas Fillbrick 
Thomas Haftings 
William Barfham 
Richard Sawtle 
Robert Betts 
George Mannings 
Thomas Brooks 
James Cutler 
Ester Pickrum 
Edmond White 



Six Acres 
Four Acres 

Twenty four Acres 
Twelve Acres 

Six Acres 

Thirty Acres 
Nine Acres 
Two Acres 
Two Acres 
One Acre 



Two Acres 
Ten Acres 
Two Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Ten Acres 
Ten Acres 
Five Acres 
Five Acres 
Two Acres 
One Acre 
One Acre 
Two Acres 
Five Acres 
Thirteen Acres 
Three Acres 
Thirty Acres 
Foure Acres 
Twenty Acres 
Twelve Acres 
Six Acres 
One Acre 
Seven Acres 
Foure Acres 
Sixteen Acres 
Eight Acres 
Six Acres 
Nine Acres 
Two Acres 
Three Acres 
One Acre 
One Acre 
Foure Acres 
Foure Acres 
Three Acres 
Six Acres 
Ten Acres 



[Other holdings in this meadow of which the number of the lot is not 
given are mentioned in the inventories of grants and possessions. — Eds.^ 



Lands.) Grants and Possessions. 1 1 

[16] 1638. April 9. 

A Divifion of Land at y^ Townplott 

(No. 40.) 

George Phillips Twelve Acres 

Robert Feke Nine Acres 

Richard Browne Nine Acres 

Daniel Pattrick Nine Acres 

Winifred Wolcott Six Acres 

John Firmin Six Acres 

Samuel Hofier Six Acres 

Simon Stone Six Acres 

John Smith, fen Six Acres 

Simon Eire Six Acres 

Edmond James Six Acres 

John Doggett Six Acres 

Nicholas Bufby Six Acres 

Richard Beers Six Acres 

John Coolige Six Acres 

Edmond Lewis Six Acres 

John Stowers Six Acres 

Barnaby Windes Six Acres 

Hugh Mafon Six Acres 

Francis Onge Six Acres 

Samuel Freeman Six Acres 

Henry Bright iun Six Acres 

John Nicarfon Six Acres 

David Fifke Six Acres 

Henry Dow Six Acres 

Gregory Taylor Six Acres 

John Tomfon Six Acres 

Thomas Haftings Six Acres 

Daniel Perfe Six Acres 

Charles Chaddwick Six Acres 

Edward How Nine Acres 

John Eaton Three Acres 

John Smith iun Three Acres 

Ifaac Mixer Six Acres 

Edmond Blois Six Acres 

John Baker Three Acres 

Abram Browne Six Acres 

William Potter Four Acres 

Thomas Filbrick Three Acres 
Thomas Carter 

[17] 1642. M 3 D 10. 

Ordered that all the Townes Men that had not Farmes laid out 

formerly fhall take them by Ten in a Divifion, & to caft Lotts for 
the feverall Divifions allowing 13 Acres of vpland to every head 
of Perfons & cattle. 



12 



Watertoivn Records. 



George Richardfon 
John Bernard 
William Potter 
William Knop fen 
Richard Beers 
Garret Church 
Chriftofer Grant 
George Parkhurft 
William Gutterig 
William Clarke 



Simon Stone 
Charles Chadwick 
Gregory Taylor 
John Smith 
William Barfham 
Samuel Holier 
Nicholas Knop 
Robt. Lockwood 
David Fisk 
Marten Underwood 



Samuell Freeman 
Joseph Bemis 
John Perfe 
Anthony Perse 
Nicholas Busby 
Miles lues 
Thos. Filbrick 
John Waren 
Isack Stearns 
John Winter 

John Bifco 
Thos Bartlet 
William Hammond 
John Lawrance 
Edwd Dikes 
Timothy Hawkins 
Beniamin Crifpe 
Thomas Smith 
Jeams Cutler 

[18] 

Henry Goldftone 
Henry Bright iun 
Robert Veafy 



Lott : I or Divifion. 

[No. of the lot.} 

Thirty nine Acres 43. 

Two hundred eighty feven acres 92. 

Fifty foure Acres 21, 

Ninety three acres 63. 

Forty Nine acres 104. 

Sixty three acres 87. 

One hundred & feventeen acres 53. 

Fifty fix acres 55. 

Ninety one acres 23. 

Fifty eight acres 49. 

Lott : 2. 

One hundred fifty eight acres 69. 

Ninety nine acres 103. 

Seventy five acres 8:;. 

Seventy eight acres 97. 

Eighty eight acres 56. 

Thirty nine acres 75. 

One hundred & feventeen acres 90 

One hundred thirty foure acres 47 

One hundred forty nine acres 9 

Forty three acres 18 

Lott: 3. 

One hundred twenty one acres 27" 

Forty foure acres 7 

Seventy eight acres 2 

Eighty fix acres 20 

Eighty fix acres 72 

Seventy eight acres 68 

One hundred twenty feven acres i^ 

One hundred fixty two acres 33 

Two hundred fifty nine acres 6 

Thirty foure acres 25 

Lott: 4. 

Two hundred & fifty acres 38 

Sixty fix acres 98 

One hundred fifty five acres 7^ 

Ninety three acres 44 

One hundred & five acres 28 

Sixty foure acres 62 

Sixty foure acres 16 

Eighty foure acres 29 

Eighty two acres 60 

Lott: 5. 

Two Hundred & nine acres \*j 

One hundred twenty five acres 89 

Thirty two acres 30 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 



13 



Henry Dow 
John Clough 
Beniamin Bulward 
Michael Bairftow 
John Simfon 
George Munnings 
Nicholas Guy 

Thomas Arnold 
Efther Pickram 
John Finch 
John Ellett 
Lawrence Waters 
Edward Lam 
Ifaac Mixar 
Nathaneel Bowman 
Jofeph Mofe 
William Eaton 

John Gofle 
Samuel Saltenftall 
Roger Willington 
Richard Waite 
William Bridges 
Henry Cuttris 
Barnaby Windes 
John Loveran 
Juftinian Holden 

Winifred Woolcott 
John Knolls 
Thomas Carter 
John Knights 
John Eddy 
Edmond Blois 
Richard Woodward 
John Springe 
Henry Kemball, fen 
Miles Nutt 



William Jennifon 
Richard Browne 
Hugh Mafon 
Thomas Haftings 
Ephraim Child 
John Sherman 
Rt Jenifon 
John Prescott 
John Coolidge 



Ninety fcven acres 102 

Ninety one acres 54 

Eighty eight acres 39 
One hundred twenty nine acres 40 

Seventy eight acres 86 

Seventy three acres 69 

Sixty foure acres 12 

Lott: 6. 

Ninety feven acres 3, 

Ninety nine acres 74 

Ninety one acres i 

Seventy eight acres 41 

One hundred & five acres 34 

Sixty five Acres 99 

Eighty two Acres 35 

Ninety three Acres 26 

Seventy three acres 52 

Eighty Acres 22 

Lott: 7. 

Forty nine acres 24 

One hundred fifty feven acres 96 

Sixty feven acres 66 

Sixty acres 4 

Seventy feven acres 77 

Seventeen acres 36 

One hundred & ten acres 73 

One hundred & fifty acres 58 

Forty Acres 59 

Lott: 8. 
One Hundred eighty three acres 71 

One hundred akers 88 

Ninety two acres 57 

Two hundred feventy acres 19 
One hundred twenty thre acres 93. 

Forty three acres 84 

One hundred twenty five acres 82 

Seventy one acres 80 

One hundred & five acres 81 

Fifty one acres 100 

Lott: 9. 

One hundred & fifty acres loi 

One hundred & fifty acres 6^ 

Seventy one acres 91 

Seventy one Acres 79 

One hundred & fifty acres 78 
One hundred feventy one acres S3 

Sixty five acres 64 

Ninety Acres 13 
One hundred & nineteen Acres 46 



H 



Water town Records. 



Thomas Wincoll 
[19] 



One hundred forty foure Acres 45 



Thomas Boyfon 
Richard Sawtle 
Henry Greene 
Francis Smith 
Furman 



Seventy three acres 14 

Sixty ieven acres 1 1 

Sixty feven acres 65 

One hundred & thirty-one acres 94 
One hundred and twenty 

[Note. — Such portions of this allotment as are frayed off of the origi- 
nal are supplied from the certified copy on file with the Middlesex Co. 
Clerk of Courts records bearing the endorsement, " This is a true Coppy 
taken out of a transcript of ye Town Booke of Watertown this 7 (2) 1668. 
John Sherman. Confessed in Court by John Sherman 6 (2) 1669T. D.R." 
These farm allotments had another series of lot numbers which are crossed 
through, and which were probably those of a previous assignment. — Eds.] 



[20] 



[Firft Inventory 

of 

Grants and Poffeffions. 

Orignal index to first inventory.]* 



Page 


Page 




I 


George Phillips. 


28, 


James Cutler. 


2 


John Knolls- 




EUiz Barron. 


3 


Edward How. 




Thomas King. 


4 


Thomas Carter. 


29. 


Thomas Smith. 




Henry Greene. 




Beniamin Crifpe. 




William Jennifon. 


30- 


John Sherman. 


5 


Richard Browne. 


31- 


Henry Bright fen. 




Thomas Maihew. 




Henry Bright iun. 


6 


Simon Stone. 


32. 


Henry Goldfton. 


7 


Thomas Haftings. 




Thomas Boyden. 


8 


Jeremiah Norcrofle. 


33- 


John Brabrook. 


9 


Nicholas Guy. 




William Perry. 


lO. 


Abram Browne. 


34- 


Timothy Hawkins. 


II, 


Ifaac Sterne. 




John Laurence. 


12. 


William Paine. 


35- 


John Bifcoe. 


13- 


Simon Eire fen. 


36. 


Jofeph MoiTe. 


14. 


John Bernard. 




John Beniamin. 


15- 


John Eddie. 


37- 


John Coolige. 


16. 


Hugh Mafon. 


38. 


David Fifke. 


17- 


Robert Lockwood. 


39- 


John Clough. 


18. 


John Smith fen. 


40. 


Ifaac Hart. 




William Barfham. 


41. 


Henry Kemball fen. 


19. 


Richard Woodward. 


42. 


John Dogget. 


20. 


Edward Dikes. 




Edmond Blois. 


21. 


Thomas Bartlett. 


43- 


Thomas Fleg. 


22. 


George Munnings. 




Nathaneel Bowman 


23- 


John Whitney fen. 


44. 


Richard Wait. 


24. 


John Rogers. 




Miles Ives. 




Edmond Lewis. 


45- 


Richard Beech. 


25- 


Nicholas Knap. 




George Bulward. 




William Parker. 




Efther Pickram. 


26 


William Godfree. 


46. 


George Pickram. 




Henry Dow. 




Thomas Wincoll. 




Richard Linton. 


47 •■ 


John Ellett. 


27 


Thomas Boyfon. 




Edward Lam. 



*[The Courts of 1(2)1634, of 4(1)1634-5, and of 9(7) 1639 ordered that records of every 
man's houses and lands should be taken, entered in the town book, and a transcript thereof 
handed into court, and that such record should be a sufficient assurance of title. Bds.J 



i6 



IVaiertown Records. 



Page 
48. 



John Springe. 

Martin Underwood. 

John Grout. 

Nicholas Theale. 

John Warrin. 

John Flemming. 

Lawrence Waters. 

John Knights. 

Miles Nutt. 

John Trane. 

John Witherell. 

Beniamin Bulward. 

Robert Sanderfon. 

William Williams. 

Thomas Eire. 

Nathaneel Bifcoe. 

Simon Eire iun. 

Peter Nois. 

Jofeph Taintor. 

John Kingfberry. 

Ifaac Mixer. 

Richard Gale. 

Richard Beniamin. 

Edmond White. 

Thomas Philpott. 

Samuel Saltonftall. 

Henry Saltonftall. 

Herbard Pellam. 

John Hay ward. 

John Marrett. 

Robert Daniel. 

Thomas Brigan. 
[21] 
63. Thomas Andrews. 

Edmond Anger. 

Robert Keies. 

Malachy Browning. 

George Woodward. 

Nicholas Bufby. 

John Cloyfe. 

John Gofle. 

Edward Goffe. 

Roger Willington. 

William Bridges. 

Winifred Woolcott. 

William Gutterig. 

John Foulger. 

William Clarke. 

Richard Sawtle. 



49 
50 

52 
53 

54 



56 
SI 

5S 



59 
60 



€1 



62. 



64. 
65. 

67. 

68. 



Page 
69. 

70. 

72. 

73- 

74- 

IS- 
76. 

77- 
78. 

79- 
80. 

81. 

82. 

83- 

84. 
85. 

86. 
87. 



89. 
90. 



John White. 
John Prefcott. 
Richard Beers. 
William Knop fen. 
Robert Jennifon. 
Williani Potter. 
John Firmin. 
John Whitney iun. 
Samuel Holier. 
David Ofely. 
Charles Chaddwick. 
Gregory Taylor. 
Robert Vezy. 
Henry Cuttris. 
John Winter. 
Jofeph Bemis. 
John Biggely. 
John Loveran. 
Ephraim Child. 
Samuel Freeman. 
John Stowers. 
William Hammond. 
Michael Bairftow. 
George Parkhurft. 
Thomas Filbrick. — - 
Thomas Arnold. 
John Perfe. 
Anthony Perfe. 
Bartolemew Perfon. 
Barnaby Windes. 
Richard Amler. 
Edward Garfield. 
Samuel Garfield. 
John Page. 
William Page. 
William Knop iun. 
Henry Kemball iun. 
Juftinian Holden. 
Richard Holden. 
Simon Onge. 
Thomas Taylor. 
Christofer Grant. 
Garret Church. 
John Stebbin. 
William Hamlet. 
William Chattack. 
Daniel Smith. 
[Robert Herrington.] 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. \*j 

(Pages I and 2 are missing.) 

[33] (3) 

Edward How Elder. 

1. An Homeftall of forty Acres more or les bounded y^ Eaft 
W*^ the Land of Joiin Eddy y^ Weft w* the Highway [leading] 
to Sudbury the South w* y«= highway to y^ Mill & the North w'^ 
his owne Land, granted to him. 

2. Twenty one Acres of vpland more or les bounded y^ Eaft 
■w*^ Thomas Wincoll the Weft w'*' Richard Beniamin & George 
Phillips the South w'*^ Richard Woodward & the North w'^ 
Thomas Arnold, fix Acres bought of Thomas Arnold, fix Acres 
bought of John Eddy, & nine granted to him. 

3. Twelve Acres more or les in the hither Plaine bounded 
the North w* y^ highway leading to Sudbury the Eaft w'^ Abram 
Browne the South w* y^ way running betwixt Lott & the Weft 
w*^ George Phillips, granted to him. 

4. Seventy Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 15 Lott, granted to him. 

5. Thirty Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
43 Lott granted to him. 

6. Fifteen Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 77 
Lott, granted to him. 

7. Six acres of vpland bounded the Eaft w^'^ Thomas Flegthe 
South w'^ y« highway the Weft w'*^ Simon Onge & the North w'^ 
Jofeph Bemis, bought of John Shearman. 

8. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine bounded the 
South w'^ y« River y^ Weft w'^ Ephraim Child, & the North w* 
y^ highway bought of John Eaton. 

9. A Farme of two Hundred Acres vpland bounded y^ Weft 
w*^ John Whitney y^ Eaft w''^ Jeremiah Norcrofle y« North w* 
his owne Meddow & the South w* y^ Farme Land, granted 
to him. 

10. Thirty foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddows 
bounded the South w'^ his owne Farme the Weft w**^ John Whit- 
ney the North w'*^ Garret Church & Robert Veazy. 

Bought twenty five acres of Robert Feke, & fix Acres of Simon 
Eire, & three granted to him. 

11. Ten Acres of vpland beyond y^ ware bounded y^ South- 
weft w'^ y^ River & John Barnard «& the North Eaft w*^ Thomas 
Dudley, granted to him. 

12. Five Acres of vpland bounded y^ Eaft w* Thomas Dud- 
ley the Weft w'*^ Roger Willington, & the South w* Nicholas 
Bufby, granted to him. 

13. Two Acres of Meddow more or les bounded y"^ South w'^ 
the River, & the North w'"^ y<= Mill creeke, granted to him. 

14. Six Acres of vpland beyond y^ farther Plaine & the 9 
Lott bought of William Bridges. 

[23] 

15. Twelve Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine bounded 



1 8 Watertovjn Records. 

the South with the River, the Eaft with Abram Browne, & the 
Northweft with Samuel Saltonftall, granted to him. 

1 6. Three Acres of vpland bounded the South with the high- 
way the North with Samuel Freeman the Eaft with Jofeph 
Tainter, & the Weft with Nathan Fifke, bought of John Vah'an. 

17. Six Acres of vpland bounded the North with the highway 
the Weft with Thomas Carter, & the Eaft with Thomas Dudley, 
& bought of John Vahan. 

[24] (4) 

Thomas Carter Elder. 

1, An Homeftall often Acres more or les bounded the North 
& Weft w* y^ highway, the South w''^ the way by the River, & 
the Eaft w'^ Daniel Fattrick, granted to him. 

2. A farme of Ninety two Acres vpland in the 8 Divifion, 
granted to him. 

Henry Greene. 

1. Sixty feven Acres of upland for a farme in the 9 Divifion,^ 
granted to him. 

William Jennifon Captaine. 

1. An Homeftall of fifty feven Acres bounded y« Eaft w*'* 
John Bernard George Richardson George Munnings, John Sim- 
fon & Richard Carter the Weft w'^ John Whitney Ifaac Mixer 
Miles Nutt Edmond James & John Shearman the North with 
Thomas Philpott, & on the South w'** y^ Mill ftreet, granted 
to him. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow adioyning to y^ former fifty feven 
Acres vpland at y« Southweft end of it, granted to him. 

3. Sixteen Acres & halfe vpland, beyond the further Plaine & 
the 51 Lott, granted to him. 

4. A Farme of one Hundred & fifty Acres vpland in the 9 
Divifion, granted to him. 

[25] (5) 

Richard Browne. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres vpland bounded the North 
w"^ Richard Beers, & John Prefcott y= Eaft w'** John Smith the 
Weft w'"^ William Knop & the South w'^ William Barfham. 
granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow more or les bounded y^ South 
with William Barfham, & the North w'^ his owne, granted to 
him. 

3. Nine Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine, & the 49 
Lott, granted to him. 

4. Nine Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 72 
Lott, granted to him. 

5. Twelve Acres of Meddow lying next to y^ turne of y^ 
River Charles & on this fide of Mount Feke, granted to him. 

6. A Farme of One Hundred & fifty Acres vpland in the 9 
Divifion, granted to him. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 19 

Thomas Maihew. 

1. Ten Acres of vpland w''^ a Pond in it bounded South & 
Weft w'"^ y^ highway, y<= Eaft John Loveran & John Beniamin 
h granted to him. 

2. Thirty Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 79 
Lott, granted to him. 

3. Fourefcore Acres of vpland, being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 12 Lott. granted to him. 

4. Thirty Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
Si Lott, granted to him. 

5. Thirty Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine 
& the 22 Lott, granted to him. 

6. A farme of two Hundred & fifty Acres bounded the North 
w* y^ highway y^ Weft w'*' Jeremiah NorcroiTe the South & Eaft 
w* farme land, granted to him. 

[36] (6) 

Simon Stone Deacon. 

1. An Homeftall of fifty Acres, bounded the South w''^ Charles 
River the North w'*' Richard Holden & Willie Gutterig the Eaft 
w* Roger Willington & Thomas Bright & the Weft w''^ Charles 
Chaddvvick & Samuel Hofier. twenty Acres bought of Edward 
How, eight of John Swaine, ten of Robert Feke, and twelve 
acres granted to him. 

2. Six Acres of Meddow bounded the South w''^ the River 
Charles the North w*'^ his owne the Eaft with William Bridges 
& the Weft w* Samuel Hofier, bought of Robert Feke. 

3. Five Acres of Meddow bounded the South w* the River 
Charles the North & Weft w'l^ John Firmin & the Eaft with 
Samuel Freeman, bought two Acres & halfe of John Swaine, & 
the reft granted. 

4. A Farme of One Hundred fifty eight Acres vpland in the 
2 Divifion granted to him. 

5. Thre Acres of Marfh bounded the South w'^ y^ River the 
Eaft with Abram Browne the North with his owne & the Weft 
with William Bridges bought of Richard Browne. 

6. Seven Acres of Planting Ground bounded the Eaft with 
Abram Browne the Weft with William Bridges the North with 
Roger Willington & the South with Banklane bought of Rich- 
ard Browne. 

[37] (7) 

Thomas Haftings Deacon. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres bounded the Eaft with 
Hill ftreet the Weft with Edward Dikes, the North with Henry 
Bright fen. & William Williams & the South with Henry Dow 
granted to him. 

2. Six Acres of vpland more or les bounded the Weft with 
Hill ftreet the Eaft with Thomas Boyfon the South with Hugh 
Mafon & the North with William Williams & William Paine, 
three Acres bought of Edmond Lewis & three granted to him. 



20 Watertozun Records. 

3. One Acre & halfe vpland bounded the Eaft with Richard 
Beers the Weft with Thomas Boylbn the South with Hugh Malbn 
& the North with WiUiam Paine & John Coolige bought of 
Edmond Lewis. 

4. Foure Acres of Meddow in Patch meddow bounded the 
South & Weft with Common ground the North with Samuel 
Freeman & the Eaft witli the Brooke two Acres bought of John 
Stowers & two granted. 

5. Twenty five Acres vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Diviiion & the 12 Lott granted to him. 

6. Two Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 2 Lott 
granted to him. 

7. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
105 Lott granted to him. 

8. A Farme of Seventy one Acres vpland in the 9 Divifion, 
& granted to him. 

[28] (8) 

Jeremiah NorcrolTe. 

r. An Homeftall of Twenty fix Acres more or les bounded 
the South with the River Charles the Eaft & Weft with Henry 
Cutteris & the North with John Smith bought of John Page, 
Robert Tuck Richard Amler & Jacob Segar. 

2. Two Acres of meddow more or les with one Acre vpland 
bounded the South with the River the Northwest with Banklane 
the North Eaft with Edward Garfield & the Southweft with 
Charles Chaddwick, & bought of y^ fame men alfo. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow more or les bounded the South 
with the River the North & Eaft with Henry Cutteris bought 
of Richard Browne. 

4. Seven Acres of meddow bounded the South with the River 
the North with Henry Cutteris the Eaft with John Smith & the 
Weft with Francis Smith bought of ye fame men. 

5. Seven Acres of vpland bounded the Northweft with the 
addition Line the Northeaft with Edward Garfield the Southweft 
with Edward How & the Southeaft with Banklane bought of 
Robert Batchilor. 

6. Twenty Acres vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 6 Lott bought of John Page. 

7. Thirty Acres vpland being a great Divident in the 2 Divi- 
fion & the 19 Lott bought of Robert Tuck. 

8. Thirty five Acres vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 20 Lott bought of John Batchilor. 

9. Thirteen Acres of Plowland in the farther Plaine being the 
85 Lott bought of John Batchilor, Robert Tuck, & John Page. 

10. Thirteen Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes 
adioyning to his Farme the Eaft & South, & the Weft to John 
Bernard bought of y« fiime men. 

11. A Farme of two Hundred & fifty Acres bounded the North 
with the highway, the Weft with Edward How & the Eaft with 
Thomas Maihew granted to him. 

12. Three Acres vpland bounded the South with Jacob Segar 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 21 

& Weft with the highway & the Eaft with Edward Garfield 
bought of John Batchilor. 

13. Thirty eight Acres & halfe vpland beyond the farther 
Plaine & the 34 Lott granted to him. 

[29 and 30 blank.] 

[31] (9) 

Nicholas Guy Deacon. 

1. An Homeftall of Sev'en Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with the Meeting houfe Land the Weft with the highway & 
the North with John Simfon bought of Brian Pembleton. 

2. Three Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with the Meeting 
houfe land the South with John Grout the Weft with the highway 
& the North with his owne granted to him. 

3. A farme of Sixty foure Acres vpland in the 5 Divilion, 
granted to him. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes bounded 
the South with Samuel Saltonftall & the North with John Trane, 
bought of Robert Keies. 

[33] (10) 

Abram Browne. 

1. An Homeftall of Ten Acres more or les bounded the 
Southeaft with Banklane the South weft with Richard Browne the 
North & Northweft with Roger Willington, granted to him. 

2. An Homeftall of forty Acres bounded the North with the 
highway the Eaft with the way downe to the River the South 
\vith the way leading to Bever Plaine, & the Weft with Edward 
Howe, & granted to him. 

3. Ten Acres of vpland bounded the South & Southweft with 
the River Charles the North with the highway leading to the 
Plaine & the Weft with Richard Woodward fix acres bought of 
John Browne & foure granted to him. 

4. A pond of an Acre more or les bounded w^ith John Coolige 
on the Eaft the South with Edmond Blois the Weft with the 
highway & the North with John Prefcott granted to him. 

5. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the I 
Divifion & the 20 Lott bought of John Browne. 

6. Foure Acres of Marfti bounded the South with the River 
the Weft with Simon Stone the North with Banklane & the Eaft 
with the Creeke one acre bought of Abram Shaw & three 
granted to him. 

7. Five Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 20 
Lott & bought of John Coolige. 

8. One Acre of vpland more or les adioyning to his Pond 
bought of John Coolige 

9. Ten Acres of Meddow in the remote ISIeddowes bounded 
the North w* y^ highway & the Eaft with Simon Eire granted 
to him. 

10. A Farme of One Hundred & Thirty Acres bounded the 
North with the highway the Eaft with John Whitney & the Weft 
with John Stowers granted to him. 



22 Watertoxvn Records. 

II. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
III Lott, & bought of James Cuttler. 

[33 blank.] 

[34] (II) 

Ifaac Sterne. 

1. An Homeftall of ten Acres bounded the Weft with the 
highway the Eaft with PequulTet Meddow the North with John 
Warrin & the South with John Bifcoe granted to him. 

2. Ten Acres of vpland bounded the South with John Bifcoe 
the North with Jolin Warrin the Eaft with Pequuffet Meddow & 
the Weft with the way leading to Concord granted to him. 

3. Two Acres in PequulTet Meddow bounded the Eaft with 
William Hammond the Weft with his owne vpland the North 
with John Warrin & the South with Edmond James granted to 
him. 

4. Two Acres in Pond Meddow bounded the Eaft with John 
Page, & the South with Robert Lockwood bought of Richard 
Kemball. 

5. Foure Acres in litle Plaine Meddow bounded the North & 
Eaft with John Whitney & the South with John Page, bought 
two acres of John Tomfon & Garret Church & two granted to 
him. 

6. An Homeftall of three Acres bounded the Eaft with Wil- 
liam Paine the Weft with John GofTe the North with Pond lane 
& the South with the highway granted to him. 

7. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Divifion & the 15 Lott granted to him. 

8. Twenty feven Acres vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 4 Lott granted to him. 

9. Twelve Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 6^ 
Lott. granted to him. 

10. Twelve Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
5 Lott, granted to him. 

11. Ten Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 6 
Lott bought of Thomas Rucks. 

12. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 25 Lott bought of Thomas Rucks. 

13. A Farme of Two Hundred fifty & nine Acres vpland in 
the 3 Divifion granted to him. 

[315 blank.] 
[36] (12) 

William Paine. 

1. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres bounded the South with 
the highway to the Pond the North with Jofeph Mofle the Eaft 
with John Coolige & the Weft with John Clough granted to 
him. 

2. Thirteen Acres of vpland bounded the North with the 
highway the Eaft with John Coolige the South with Thomas 
Haftings & Thomas Boyfon & the Weft with the Common 
granted to him. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 23 

3. Threefcore and ten Acres of vpland being a great Divident 
in the 2 Diviiion & the 11 Lott granted to him. 

4. Twenty foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & 
the 114 Lott granted to him. 

5. Twenty foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes 
& the 68 Lott granted to him. 

6. Thirteen Acres of Planting ground more or les bounded 
the South with the highway the Eaft with John Gofle the Weft 
with John Cloyfe & the North with John Winter bought of 
William Chefter, , , u 

7. Twelve Acres of Planting ground more or les bounded the 
South with the highway the Eaft with Malachy Browning & the 
Weft with the highway bought of William Hammond. 

8. Seven Acres of Planting ground bounded the South with 
the hic^hway the North with Nicholas Bufby the Weft with John 
Do^get & the Eaft with John White bought of Barnaby Windes. 

9! Three Acres of Mavfh more or les bounded the Southeaft 
with the River & the Northweft with the highway granted to 

him. 1 1 'ii 

10. Two Acres of Meddow in Patch Meddow bounded with 

the great Lotts, granted to him. 

11. Ten Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow bounded the 
Eaft with Samuel Saltonftall k the Weft with John Page granted 
to him. 

[37 blank.] 

[38] (13) ^. _. . 

Simon Eire ten. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres more or les bounded the 
North with Cambridge line the Weft with John Lawrence the 
South with John Day & the Eaft with Ifaac Hart bought of 
Robert Seely. . 

2. An Homeftall of Sixty fix Acres of vpland being a great 
Divident in the 4 Divifion & the i Lott bounded the Eaft with 
the common the North with Cambridge line aud the West with 
William Hammond granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of Meddow & two acres of Swampe in 
Pequuffet Meddow bounded the Weft with Nicholas Butby the 
South with William Hammond & the Northeaft w'^^ his owne 

granted him. ,r , , n j 

4. Twelve Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes called 
long meddow & part of the 7 lott granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes called the 
round meddow & the 11 Lott bought of Edward How. 

6.* One Acre of Meddow in Beverbrook meddow bounded 
the Northweft with John Stowers & the Eaft with the Plaine 

7 * Foure Acres of Meddow more or less in Plaine Meddow 
bounded the Eaft with Robert Daniel & the South & Welt with 
the Great Lotts. 

* [6 and 7 erased by lines in record.]— Eds. 



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8. A Farme of Two Hundred Acres vpland bounded the Weft 
with Daniel Pattnck the Eaft with John Stowers the North with 
the highway & the South with the farmeland, & granted to him. 

9. Five Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 70 
Lott bounded the Southweft w**^ the highway & Abram Browne 
& the Northeaft with farmeland bought of Gregory Taylor. 

10. Nineteen Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 
19 & 21 lotts bought of Daniel Pattrick & Gregory Taylor. 

[39 blank.] 

[40] (14) 

John Bernard. 

1. An Homeftall of Seven Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the highway the North with John Trane the Eaft 
with John Grout & the Weft with Daniel Smith granted to him. 

2. Five Acres of Meddow more or les bounded the North 
with the highway & the South with Robert Lockwood the Eaft 
with George Munnings the Weft with Robert Daniel & William 
Potter two acres bought of William Potter & three Acres 
granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Swamp more or les bounded the North with 
the highway the South & Eaft with William Potter & the Weft 
with Jofeph Tainter granted. 

4. Two Acres of Swampe more or les bounded the North 
with the highway the South with Jofeph Tainter & the Weft with 
Robert Jennifon granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of vpland in Dorchester field bounded the South 
with Jeremiah Norcrofle the North with John Loveran the Eaft 
with William Barfham & the Weft with Robert Lockwood 
granted. 

6. Three Acres of Meddow more or les bounded the South- 
weft with the River the Northeaft with the Thomas Dudley & 
Edward How granted to him. 

7. Six Acres vpland bounded the Southweft with the River 
the Eaft with the highway the Northweft with Abram Browne 
bought of William Jenifon. 

8. Five Acres of Meddow more or les in weft meddow bounded 
the Weft with John Loveran the Northeaft with Ephraim Child 
& the South with the highway granted to him. 

9. Ten Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 56 Lott 
& granted to him. 

10. Ten Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 82 
Lott & granted to him. 

11. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 22 Lott granted to him. 

12. Thirty one Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further 
Plaine & the 25 Lott granted to him. 

13. A Farme of Two Hundred Eighty feven Acres of vpland 
in the i Divilion granted to him. 

[41 blank.] 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 25 

[42] (15) 

John Eddie. 

1. An Homeftall of forty Acres more or les bounded the 
South with Mill ftreet the Southeaft with Edward How the Eaft 
with the highway the Northweft with Martin Vnderwood the 
Weft with Edward How & John Wincoll. 

2. Foure Acres of Meddow more or les bounded the South- 
weft with the highway the Northeaft with Richard Woodward & 
the Northweft with Richard Woodward & Edmond Blois. 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 Divif- 
ion & the 10 Lott, granted to him. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 1 1 Lott. 

5. Nineteen Acres & halfe beyond the further Plaine & the 
27 Lott granted to him. 

6. Twelve Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes being 
the 43 & 44 Lotts. 

7. A Farme of One Hundred & twenty three Acres vpland 
in the 8 Divifion granted to him. 

[43] (16) 

Hugh Mafon 

1. Twenty one Acres of vpland bounded the Weft with Hill 
ftreet the North with Thomas Haftings the South with Henry 
Goldftone Simon Onge & John Rogers the Eaft with Richard 
Beers & George Parkus. 

2. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident bounded 
the South with the highway leading to Sudbury the Weft with 
John Stowers the Eaft with Robert Feazy & the North with the 
highway leading to West meddow. 

3. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the S 
Lott. 

4. A Farme of Seventy one Acres of vpland in the 9 Divifion. 

5. Three Acres of Flowland in the further Plaine & the 107 
Lott. 

6. Thirty five Acres of vpland being part of a great Divident 
in the 2 Divifion & the 5 Lott. 

[44] (17) 

Robert Lockwood. 

1. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres bounded the Northeaft 
with Nicholas Knap the Northweft with John Bernard & Robert 
Daniel the Southeaft with Nicholas Knap & the Southweft with 
Banklane. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow in Pinemarfh bounded the South 
with the River & the North with John Bernard. 

3. One Acr'e in Pond Meddow bounded the Eaft & North 
with John Page & the Weft with Ifaac Sternes. 

4. Thirty five Acres vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 13 Lott. 

5. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 24 Lott. 



26 Watertown Records. 

6. Sixteen Acres & halfe vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 3 Lott. 

7. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 34 
Lott. 

8. A Farme of One Hundred thirty foure Acres vpland in 
the 2 Divifion. 

[45] (iS) 

John Smith fen. 

1. An Homeftall of Eleven Acres bounded the Northweft 
with the Addilion line the Northeaft with Samuel Holier the 
Southweft with William Barfham & Richard Browne & the 
Southeaft with Banklane. 

2. Two Acres of Marfli bounded the South with the River, 
the Eaft & North with Henry Cutteris & the Weft with Jeremiah 
Norcrofle. 

3. Thirty five Acres vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 3 Lott. 

4. A Farme of Seventy Eight Acres vpland in the 2 Divifion. 

5. Foure Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 80 
Lott. 

6. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & y« 22 
Lott. 

William Barfham. 

1. An Homeftall of Forty eight Acres bounded the South & 
Weft with Jeremiah Norcrofle Francis Smith Henry Cutteris Rob- 
ert Daniel & Nicholas Knap the North & Eaft with Richard 
Browne & John Smith. 

2. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 18 Lott. 

3. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
106 Lott. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland m the hither Plaine & the 14 
Lott. 

5. A Farme of Eighty eight Acres vpland in the 2 Divifion. 

[46] (19) 

Richard Woodward. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with John Springe Martin Vnderwood & the highway the 
Northweft with John WincoU, & the Northeaft with John Knights 
& John Wincoll. 

2. Foure Acres of Meddow with one Acre of vpland bounded 
the Eaft with John Eddie the Weft with Edward How & John 
Eddie the North with Edward How & the South with the high- 
way. 

3. Two Acres of vpland bounded the Northeaft with Edmond 
James & the Southweft with the highway. 

4. One Acre of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded the Eaft 
& Weft with Common ground the North with Ifaac Mixer & the 
South with John Knights. 



La?zds^ Grants and Possessions. 2/ 

5. An Homeftall of Ten Acres bounded the weft with the 
highway the Eaft with Edward How & his owne Land the North 
with Richard Beniamin 81 the vSouth with Edmond Blois. 

6. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divilion & the 20 Lott. 

7. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifiop & the 21 Lott. 

8. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 3 Lott. 

9. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote ISIeddowes & the 42 
Lott. 

10. Twelve Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
28 Lott. 

11. A Farme of One Hundred Twenty five Acres vpland in 
the 8 Divifion. 

12. Eight Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 38 
Lott. 

13. Eight Acres of Meddow in the remote IMeddowes & the 
102 Lott. 

14. Thirteen Acres & halfe vpland beyond the further Plaine 
&. the 58 Lott. 

15. A Farme of One Hundred thirty one Acres of vpland in 
the 9 Divifion. 

[47] (20) 

Edward Dikes. 

1. An Homeftall of Eleven Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with Henry Bright fen. & Thomas Haftings the weft with 
Stone ftreet the North with Beniamin Crifpe & the South with 
Thomas Bartlet. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow in Beverbrook Meddow bounded 
the South with a litle vpland of his owne the North with the 
Common ground & the Eaft with George Munnings. 

3. Three Acres of vpland bounded the vSouth with the high- 
way the weft with John Flemming & the Eaft with Miles Nutt. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 4 Lott. 

5. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 36 Lott. 

6. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 57 
Lott. 

7. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
62 Lott. 

8. A Farme of one Hundred & five Acres of vpland in the 4 
Divifion. 

[4:8] (21) 

Thomas Bartlet. 

1. An Homeftall of Fourteen Acres bounded the Eaft with 
Robert Veazy & Henry Goldfton the weft with Stone ftreet the 
North with Edward Dikes & the Southweft with the highway. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow in Beverbrook Meddow bounded 
the weft with the banke next Pond Meddow. 



28 Watertown Records. 

3. Three Acres of vpland bounded the South with the high- 
way the weft with Henry Kemball the Eaft with John Bifcoe & 
the North with John Lawrence. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the Eighteen Lott. 

5. Two Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 109 
Lott. 

6. Two Acres of jMeddow in the remote ]Meddowes & the 79 
Lott. 

7. A Farme of Sixty fix Acres of vpland in the 4 Divifion. 

[49] (22) 

George Munnings. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres bounded the Eaft with 
the highway the weft with William Jennifon the North with 
John Simfon & the South with George Richardson. 

2. Six Acres of vpland bounded the South with the Millftreet 
the North with the highway the Eaft with Chriftopher Grant & 
the weft with Richard Browne. 

3. Five Acres of JMeddow bounded the weft with Millftreet 
the North & Eaft with William Knop fen & the South with Rob- 
ert Lockwood. 

4. Three Acres of Meddow in Beverbrook bounded the weft 
with Edward Dikes, the South & Eaft with the brook & the 
North with Common ground. 

5. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident bounded 
the Eaft with Daniel Pattrick the weft with Sudbury line & the 
North with the highway. 

6. A Farme of Seventy three Acres vpland in the 5 Di- 
vifion. 

7. Seven Acres & halfe vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 63 Lott. 

[50] (23) 

John Whitney fen. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres bounded the Eaft with 
William Jennifon the weft with Martin Vnderwood the North 
with Ifaac Mixer & the South with William Jennifon, 

2. Two Acres of Meddow in Beverbrook Meddow bounded 
the weft with William Jennifon & the South with the Brook. 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 Di- 
vifion and the 16 Lott. 

4. A Farme of One Hundred & twenty Acres vpland bounded 
the North with the highway the Eaft with Edward How & the 
weft with Ahram Browne. 

5. Ten Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes bounded 
the North witii the highway the South with his owne the Eaft 
with Edward How & Garret Church. 

6. Ten Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the r Lott. 

7. One Acre of Meddow in Pond JSIeddow bounded the weft 
with Ifaac Sterne the South with John Stowers & the Eaft with 
the highway. 



Lands ^ Gra7its and Possessions. 29 

8. One Acre of Meddow bounded the weft with Martin 
Vnderwood & the Eaft with Lawrence Waters. 

9. Eighteen Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
45 Lott. 

[51] (34) 

John Rogers. 

I. An Homeftall of foure Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the highway the North with Hugh Mafon the Eaft 
with the Driftway & the weft with Simon Onge. 

Edmond Lewis. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South with Sam- 
uel Freeman the weft with the highway the North & Eaft with 
Edward How. 

2. One Acre of Meddow in Rockmeddow bounded the weft 
with the brook the Eaft & South with the Common ground & 
the North with John Clough. 

3. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 25 Lott. 

4. Five Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 91 
Lott. 

5. Five Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddovves & the 61 
Lott. 

6. A Farme of One Hundred Acres of vpland bounded the 
South with John Stowers the North & Eaft with y« farme lands. 

[52] (25) 

Nicholas Knap. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres more or les bounded the 
Southweft with William Barfham the Northeaft with Richard 
Browne the Northweft with Robert Lockwood & the Southeaft 
with banklane. 

2. Two Acres in Pine Marfh bounded the South with the 
River & the North with John Barnard. 

3. One Acre in Pond Meddow bounded the Eaft & North 
with John Page & the weft with Ifaac Sterne. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 17 Lott. 

5. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 35 Lott. 

6. Seven Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
39 Lott. 

7. Thirteen Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
59 Lott. 

8. A Farme of One Hundred & feventeen Acres of vpland in 
the 2 Divifion. 

William Parker. 

1 . An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with William Page the Eaft with John Perfe 
& the Weft with Richard Amler. 

2. One Acre of Meddow more or les lying within the great 
Divident of Nicholas Bufby being the 2 Lott in the i Divifion. 



-30 Watertown Records. 

[53] (26) 

William Godfree. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres more or les bounded the Eaft 
with the Hill ftreet the Weft with Beniamin Crifpe & Thomas 
Smith the North with Richard Linton & Robert Sanders the 
South with Henry Bright fen. & William Williams. 

2. Halfe an Acre of Swampe bounded the Weft with Hill 
ftreet the South with William Williams & the North with Rob- 
ert Sanders. 

Henry Dow. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres more or les bounded the Eaft 
with Hill ftreet the Weft with William Rix the North with 
Thomas Haftings & the South with Robert Veazy. 

2. A Farme of Ninety feven Acres of vpland in the 5 Divifion. 

Richard Linton. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the Eaft w^ith Hill 
ftreet the W^eft with Thomas Smith & Elliz Barron the North 
with Thomas Boyfon & the South with William Godfree. 

[54] (27) 

Thomas Boyfon. 

1 . An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with Hill ftreet the Weft with Elliz Barron & James Cutler 
the North with Pequuffet Common the South with Robert San- 
ders & Richard Linton. 

2. Forty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 18 Lott. 

3. Three Acres of vpland oounded the North & Weft with 
William Paine & the South with Thomas Haftings. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow in Rock JMeddow bounded the 
North with Cambridge line the South with John Bifcoe & the 
Eaft with the brooke. 

5. Ten Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 60 Lott. 

6. Ten Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 78 
Lott. 

7. Six Acres of vpland lying beyond the further Plaine & the 
55 Lott. 

8. A Farme of Seventy three Acres vpland in the 9 Divifion. 

[55] (28) 

James Cutler. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the Eaft with 
Thomas Boyfon the Weft with Stone ftreet the North with the 
highway & the South with Elliz Barron. 

2. Three Acres of vpland more or les bounded the South 
with the highway the Northeaft with Thomas King & the North- 
weft with the Common. 

3. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
I Divifion & the 27 Lott. 



Latzds^ Grants and Possessions. 31 

4. A Farme of Eighty two Acres vpland in the 4 Divifion. 

Elliz Barron. 

I. An Homeftall of Ten Acres more or les bounded the Eaft 
with Thomas Boyfon & Richard Linton the Weft with Stone 
ftreet the North with James Cutler & the South with Thomas 
Smith. 

Thomas King. 

I. An Homeftall of Foure Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the highway the Weft with James Cutler the North & 
Eaft with the Common. 

[56] (29) 

Thomas Smith. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with Richard Linton & William Godfree the Weft with 
Stone ftreet the North with Elliz Barron & the South with Benia- 
min Crifpe. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 2 Lott. 

3. Two Acres of Flowland in the further Plaine & the 6S 
Lott. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 74 
Lott. 

5. One Acre of Meddow in Fatch meddow bounded with 
Common ground. 

6. One Acre & halfe of vpland bounded the Eaft with Stone 
ftreet the Weft & North with John Brabrook & the South with 
Timothy Hawkins. 

7. A Farme of Eighty foure Acres of vpland & in the 4 
Divifion. 

8. Six Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 40 
Lott. 

Benjamin Crilpe. 

1. An Homeftall of Seven Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with William Godfree & Henry Bright fen. the Weft with 
Stone ftreet the North with Thomas Smith & the South with 
Henry Bright fen. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 8 Lott. 

3. Nine Acres of vpland beyond the further Flaine & the 64 
Lott. 

4. A Farme of Sixty foure Acres vpland in the 4 Divifion. 

[57] (30) 

John Shearman. 

I. An Homeftall of Nine Acres more or les bounded the Eaft 
with Thomas Philpot the Weft with Bowmans lane, the North 
with Strawberry hill & the South with Edmond James. 



32 Waiertowiz Records. 

2. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres bounded the Eaft & South- 
eaft with Crooked lane the Weft & Southweft with Ephraim 
Child & the North with banklane. 

3. Six Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with Robert Daniel 
the North with John Perfe the Weft with Robert Jennifon & the 
South with the highway. 

4. Two Acres of Pine Marfh bounded the South with the 
River & the North with John Barnard. 

5. A Pond of one Acre bounded the Eaft & North with Rob- 
ert Lockwood the Weft with Robert Daniel & the South with the 
highway. 

6. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 7 Lott. 

7. Six Acres of vpland more or les bounded the Eaft with 
William Jennifon the Weft with Bowmans Lane the South with 
Miles Nutt & the North with his owne. 

8. Five Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine being the 108 
Lott. 

9. Sixteene Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine 
being the 65 Lott. 

10. One Acre of Meddow lying neere Weft Meddow bounded 
with John Whitney & the Dividents. 

11. Five Acres of remote Meddow being the 85 Lott. 

12. Eight Acres of remote Meddow bought of Samuel Sal- 
tonftall being part of his 100 Acres belonging to his Farme 
bounded the South & Weft with the Hand the North with the 
Dividents & the Eaft with John Trane. 

13. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 24 Lott. 

14. A Farme of One Hundred feventy one Acres of vpland 
in the 9 Divifion. 

[58] (31) 

Henry Bright fen. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the Eaft with Wil- 
liam Williams the Weft with Edward Dikes & Beniamin Crifpe 
the North with William Godfree & the South with Thomas 
Haftings. 

Henry Bright iun. 

1. An Homeftall of feven Acres more or les bounded the 
Southeaft with John Warrin the Northeaft with the waterftreet 
the North weft with William Gutterig & the *Northweft with the 
Ihallow Pond. 

2. P^ive Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with Thomas Fil- 
brick the Weft & North with Henry Goldftone & the South with 
the highway. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow in Pequufl!et Meddow bounded the 
Eaft with William Hammond the North with Nicholas Bufijy & 
the Weft with Ifaac Sterne. 

*[This is a mistake in the records for " Southwest." — Eds.] 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 33 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Divifion & the 20 Lott. 

5. Three Acres of Plowland in the hither Planie & the 34 

^°6"* Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 

'^^^^\ Farme of One Hundred Twenty five Acres vpland in 
the 5 Divifion. 

^^^^ ^^'^ Henry Goldftone. 

I . An Homeftall of twenty eight Acres bounded the Eaft with 
Hill ftreet the Weft with Thomas Bartlett the North with Robert 
Veazv & ihe South with Stone ftreet. r> • u. 

2 Ten Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with Henry Bright 
iun' Hugh Mafon& Thomas Filbrick the Welt with Hill ftreet 
the North with Hugh Mafon the South with Henry Bright lun. 

^ !^^ Tw^o^Acres of Meddow in Pequufl^et Meddow bounded the 
Weft with William Hammond & the Eaft with John Brabrook. 

A Foure Acres of Meddow in Weft Meddow_ bounded the 
North with Cambridge line the South with Ephraim Child the 
Eaft & Weft with Common ground. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in Patch meddow more or les 
bounded the North with William Paine. , ^ . ^ . . ,, ^ 

6 Foure Acres of Marfh bounded the Southeaft with the 
River & the Weft with banklane. ^. . 1 • ^i 

7. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 28 Lott. ..,11 ^ ^u r-. 

8. Seven Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 5 1 

^°9!' Two Hundred & Nine Acres of vpland for a Farme in the 

^ ^!'^Twenty one Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 

*^'i'' ^""even Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 9 
Lott. 

Thomas Boyden. 

I An Homeftall of Ten Acres more or les bounded tlie South- 
eaft with Samuel Saltonftall the North with William Hammond 
& the Weft with Edmond James. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow more or les_ bounded the South- 
weft with Henry Kemball the Northweft with Ilaac Sterne & the 
Eaft with his owne. 

[60] (33) 

John Brabrook. 
I . An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the Eaft with Stone 
ftreet the Weft with William Hammond the North with John 
Bifcoe & the South with Timothy Hawkins. 



34 Waterto-jon Reco7-ds. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
4 Divifion & the 24 Lott. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
2 Divifion & the 23 Lott. 

4. Two Acres of Plowland in the further Pkine & the 59 
Lett. 

5. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 61 
Lott. 

6. Six Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 2 
Lott. 

7. Nine Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 55 
Lott. 

William Perr}^ 

I. An Homeftall of three Acres bounded the Weft with the 
Common the South & Eaft with John Clough. 

[61] (34) 

Timothy Hawkins. 

1. An HomeltaM of Ten Acres bounded the Eaft with Ston- 
ftreet the Weft with William Hammond the North with the 
highway & the South with John Lawi'ence. 

2. A Farme of Sixty foure Acres of vpland in the 4 Divifion. 

John Lawrence. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the Eaft with 
Stonftreet the Weft with a Meddow of his owne the North with 
Timothy Hawkins & the South with John Bifcoe. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow in Pequullet Meddow bounded the 
Eaft with his owne ground the Weft with John Bifcoe the North 
with William Hammond & the South with John Flemming. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
4 Divifion & the 6 Lott. 

4. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 32 Lott. 

5. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 50 
Lott. 

6. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the i 
Lott. 

7. Ninety three Acres of vpland for a Farme in the 4 Divifion. 

[62] (35) 

John Bifcoe. 

1. An Homeftall of foure Acres bounded the North & Weft 
with Stoneftreet & the Southeaft with ftrawberry hill. 

2. Six Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with Stoneftreet the 
Weft with Thomas Bartlet the North with John Lawrence & the 
South with the highway. 

3. Sixteen Acres of vpland bounded the Weft with the high- 
way the South with John Warrin the North with Ifaac Sterne & 
the Weft with William Hammond. 



Lands^ Gratzts and Possessions. 35 

4. Eighteen Acres of vpland bounded the North with Ifaac 
Sterne the Weft with the highway the South with Edmond James 
& the Eaft with Henry Goldftone. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in PequulTet Meddow bounded 
the South & Eaft with John Flemming the North with William 
Hammond & the Weft with his owne ground. 

6. Foure Acres of vpland bounded the South with John Bra- 
brook the North with Samuel Saltonftall the Eaft with the high- 
way & the Weft with Thomas Boyden. 

7. Two Acres of Meddow in Rockmeddow bounded the 
North with Thomas Boyfon, the South with Henry Goldftone & 
the Eaft & Weft with Common ground. 

8. Two Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow bounded the 
Eaft with John Page the Weft with Samuel Saltonftall the North 
& South with Common ground. 

9. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 15 Lott. 

10. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Divifion & the 4 Lott. 

11. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 19 Lott. 

12. Thirteen Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 
42 Lott. 

13. Thirteen Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & 
the 91 Lott. 

14. Twenty feven Acres of vpland beyond the farther Plaine 
& the 8 Lott. 

15. A Farme of Two Hundred & Sixty Acres of vpland in 
the 4 Divifion. 

[63] (36) 

Jofeph Moffe. 

1. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres bounded the Eaft with 
John Coolige the Weft with the Common the North with John 
Witherell the South with John Clough & William Paine. 

2. One Acre of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded the Eaft 
with Samuel Hofier the Weft with John Knights the North & 
South with the Common ground. 

3. Two Acres of remote Meddow being the 4 Lott. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 26 Lott. 

5. A Farme of Seventy three Acres of vpland in the 6 
Divifion. 

John Beniamin. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixty Acres bounded the South with the 
River Charles, the Weft with John Loveran & Ephraim Child 
on the North & the Eaft with John Sherman. 

2. Eighteen Acres of vpland with two Acres of Meddow 
adioyning to it more or les bounded the South with the River the 



36 Watertown Records. 

Eaft with John Loveran the North & Weft with Thomas 
Maihew. 

3. Eighty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 10 Lott. 

4. Twenty foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & 
the 66 Lott. 

[64] (37) 



John 



Coolige. 



1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres bounded the North with 
Cambridge Hne the South with the highway to the Pond the Eaft 
with David Fifke, & the Weft with William Paine. 

2. Foure Acres & 3 Roods of vpland bounded the North with 
the highway the South with Thomas Boyfon the Eaft with David 
Fifke & the Weft with William Paine. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow in Rockmeddow bounded the Eaft 
with the highway the Weft with the brooke the North with David 
Fifke & the South with John Clough. 

4. Six Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with William Parker 
the South & Weft with the highway & the North with Nicholas 
Bu%. 

5. Ten Acres of vpland being partof a great Divident bounded 
the South & Eaft with the highway the Weft with Nicholas Bufby 
& the North with John Page. 

6. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 22 Lott. 

7. Five Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 19 
Lott. 

8. A Farme of One Hundred & Nineteen Acres of vpland in 
the 9. Divifion. 

[65] (38) 

David Fifke. 

1. An Homeftall of Twenty two Acres bounded the North 
with Cambridge line & John Coolige the South with the highway 
the Eaft with Henry Thorpe & the Weft with John Coolige. 

2. Ten Acres & three Rood of vpland bounded the North with 
the highway the South with Richard Beers the Eaft with Henry 
Thorpe & the Weft with John Coolige. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow in Rockmeddow bounded the Eaft 
with the highway the Weft with the brooke the South with John 
Coolige & the North with Edward Gofle of Cambridge. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 21 Lott. 

5. Seven Acres of Plowland In the further Plaine being the 
100 Lott. 

6. Seven Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
21 Lott. 

7. A Farme of One Hundred Forty Nine Acres of vpland in 
the 2 Divifion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 37 

[66] (39) 

John Clough. 

1. Twenty & two Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft wit 
William Paine the South with the highway to the Pond the North 
with Joieph Moffe the Weft with the highway and William 
Perry. 

2. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 5 Lott. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow in Rockmeddow bounded the 
Weft with the brooke the Eaft with Common ground the South 
with Edmond Lewis & the North with John Coolige. 

4. An Homeftall with a garden Plott bounded round with the 
highway. 

5. Three Acres of Swampe more or les bounded the North & 
Weft with the highway the Eaft with William Paine & the South 
w^ith William Williams. 

6. Three Acres of Swampe more or les bounded the Weft 
with the highway & the Eaft with William Paine. 

7. A Farme of Ninety one Acres vpland in the 5 Divifion. 

[67] (40) 

Ifaac Hart. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres bounded the North with Cam- 
bridge line the Weft with Simon Eire the South & Eaft with John 
Day. 

2. Eight Acres of vpland bounded the North with Cambridge 
line the South & Eaft with the Pond & the Weft with Daniel 
Smith. 

3. A garden of three Roods bounded the Eaft with the Marfh 
the North & Weft with the highway & the South with Samuel 
Saltonftall. 

£68] (41) 

Henry Kemball fen. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres & halfe bounded the Eaft with 
the highway the Weft & South with Nathaneel Bowman & the 
North with John Winter. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow in Beverbrooke bounded the Eaft 
with Richard Beers the Weft with Thomas Bartlet the North 
with the Common & the South with the brooke. 

3. Three Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with Thomas 
Bartlet the Weft with Miles Nutt the South with the highway & 
the North with John Lawrence. 

4. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 3 Lott. 

5. Six Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the SS Lott. 

6. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 65 
Lott. 

7- Ten Acres & halfe vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
35 Lott. 

8. A Farme of One Hundred & five Acres of vpland in the S 
Divifion. 



i 



38 Watertoivn Records, 

►] (42) 

John Dogget. 

I. An Homeftall of Fiveten Acres more or les bounded the 
outh with the highway the North & Weft with the Pond & 
Nicholas Bufby & the Eaft with William Paine. 

Edmond Blois. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres more or les bounded the South 
& Weft with the highway the North & Eaft with John Eddie & 
George Woodward. 

2. One Acre of Meddow more or les bounded the South & 
Weft with the highway the North & Eaft with Abram Browne 
& John Coolige. 

3. Foure Acres of vpland in the hither Plaine bounded the 
North with the highway the Weft with the Common & the Eaft 
with John Loveran. 

4. A Farme of Forty three Acres of vpland in the 8 Divilion. 

[W] (43) 

Thomas Fleg. 

1 . An Homeftall of Six Acres more or les bounded the South 
with the highway the North with Jofeph Bemis the Eaft with 
Robert Herington & the Weft with Edward How. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 16 Lott. 

Nathaneel Bowman. 

1. An Homeftall of Ten Acres & halfe bounded the Eaft with 
the highway the the Weft with Nicholas Thrale the South with 
John Knights & the North with Henry Kemball fen. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow in Pequuflet meddow bounded the 
Eaft with William Hammond the Weft with Ifaac Sterne the 
South with Henry Goldftone & the North with Henry Kemball. 

3. One Acre of Meddow in Beverbrook meddow bounded 
the Eaft & North with the brooke & the Weft with John 
Stowers. 

4. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 5 Lott. 

5. Seven Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
20 Lott. 

6. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 15 Lott. 

7. A Farme of Ninety three Acres of vpland in the 6 
Divifion. 

L^i] (44) 

Richard Wait. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the Eaft & South with 
the highway the North with John Whitney & the Weft with 
Edmond White. 

2. Six Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the no 
Lott. 



Lands^ Gra?zts and Possessio7ts. 39 

3. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 47 
Lott. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Divifion & the I3 Lott. 

5. Sixty Acres of vpland for a Farme in the 7 Divifion. 

Miles Ives. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with Thomas Arnold the Eaft with John 
Biggelow & the Weft with Edward Garfield. 

3. One Acre of Meddow at Beverbrook bounded the Eaft 
with Nathaneel Bowman the Weft with Timothy Hawkins. 

3. Foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 99 
Lott. 

4. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
57 Lott. 

5. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
4 Divifion & the 1 1 Lott. 

6. A Farme of Seventy eight Acres of vpland in the 3 
Divifion. 

[^2] (45) 

Richard Beech. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with John Ferfe the Eaft with Nicholas 
Thrall & the Weft with George Parkus. 

George Bulward. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight bounded the Weft with John 
Knolls the Eaft with Efter Pickrum the South with the highway 
& the North with Maudlin & Anne Bulward. 

Efter Pickram. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the Eaft with Thomas Wincoll the Weft with George 
Pickrum & the North with Nicholas Thrale. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded the Eaft 
with Ifaac Mixer the Weft with Thomas Wincoll the Northweft 
with John Knights. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 29 Lott. 

4. Six Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the loi 
Lott. 

K,. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the ii3 
Lott. 

6. Twelve Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
44 Lott. 

7. A Farme of Ninety nine Acres of vpland in the 6 Di- 
vifion. 



40 Watertown Records. 

[73] (46) 

George Pickrum. 

I. Eight Acres of vpland bounded the South with the high- 
way the Weft with George Bulward the North with Nicholas 
Thrall & the Eaft with Efter Pickrum. 

Thomas Wincoll. 

1 . An Homeftall of twenty foure Acres more or les bounded 
the North with the highway the Eaft with John Knights the 
South & Weft with Richard Woodward Edward How & Thomas. 
Arnold. 

2. Eight Acres of Planting ground bounded the South with 
the highway the North with Nicholas Thrall the Eaft with John 
Ellet & the Weft with Efther Pickrum. 

3. Three Acres of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded the 
North with John Knights & the South with Efther Pickrum. 

4. One Acre of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded with the- 
Common. 

5. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 5. 
Divilion & the 22 Lott. 

6. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 97^ 
Lott. 

7. Six Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 44 Lott. 

8. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 17 Lott. 

9. Nine Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 46. 
Lott. 

10. Fifteen Acres of vpland being part of a great Divident in. 
the 3 Divilion & the 27 Lott. 

11. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & apart 
of the 31 Lott. 

12. Foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 92 
Lott. * 

13. A Farme of One Hundred & forty foure Acres vpland irt 
the 9 Divilion. 

14. A Farme of Ninety one Acres of vpland in the 6 Divifion.. 

[^4] (47) 

John Ellett. 

1 . Eight Acres being an Homeftall bounded the South with the- 
highway the North with Nathaneel Bowman the Eaft with Lau- 
rence Waters & the Weft with Thomas Wincoll. 

2. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 17 Lott. 

3. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
12 Lott. 

4. Nine Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 3S 
Lott. 

5. A Farme of Seventy eight Acres of vpland in the 6 Di- 
vifion. 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 4^ 

Edward Lam. 

hiehway the South & Weft with John Knights. 
I Three Acres of Plowland m the further Plame & the 9:> 

Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 



Lott 
4 



^^5^° Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
' Tt:.tn sere's & half of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
'^'y.^^i Farme of Sixty five Acres vpland in the 6 Divifion. 

^'^^ '''^ John Springe. 

T An Homeftall of two Acres more or les bounded the North 
& Eaft with Te highway the Weft with Richard Woodward & 

^'^.'°¥!letl\''cretofTp^^^^^^^ the Weft with the high- 

way thiEaftwtth Martin' Vnderwood & the South the North 

"s'^lfx Acre's'of Plowland in the further Plaine & the xo3 ^ 
^^''4"' Six Acres ofMeddow in the remote Meddowes & the 13 - 
^°f Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the ^ 
^ ?:^tven A^r^s'^ halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine 
"^ 7^' X Fa'rme of Seventy one Acres of vpland in the 8 Divifion. - 
Martin Vnderwood. 

"■'? -'rj^hfTcSs of vpland bounded the South with John 
Whtaffthe North with^faac Mixer & tl,e Weft w.th Johu 

'^P,'''"^One Acre & halfe of Meddow & halfe an Acre of vpland 
to^unde^e^sltuh tith '^e highway the Eaftwi^ Edward How 
the North with Richard Woodwaid & the Welt witn j 
^t!" Two Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the ... 
^"l' Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 



2 Lott. 



42 Watertotvn Records. 

6. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divilion & the 9 Lott. 

7. A Farme of Forty three Acres of vpland in the 2 Divifion. 

8. Three Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 1 1 
Lott. 

[^6] (49) 

John Grout. 

1. An Homeftall of Thirteen Acres & Three Rood bounded 
the South Eaft & North with the highway the Weft with John 
Bernard & the Northweft with John Trane. 

2. Six Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft & the Weft with the 
highway & the North with Nicholas Guy. 

3. Five Acres of Meddow more or les lying beyond the 
Plaine bounded the Eaft with his owne & the Weft with Ephraim 
Child. 

4. Nine Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 5 
Lott. 

5. Twelve Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
Lotts. 

6. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Divifion & the 29 Lott. 

7. Eight Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 35 
Lott. 

8. A Farme of 

Nicholas Thrale. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the North with the 
highway the South with George Pickrum & the Eaft with Na- 
thaneel Bowman. 

2. Six Acres of vpland at the town plott bounded the South 
with the highway the Weft with Richard Beech & the North with 
John Perfe. 

3. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 33 Lott. 

4. Fifteen Acres of vpland being part of a great Divident in 
the 3 Divifion & the 27 Lott. 

5. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 31 
Lott. 

[^^] (50) 

John Warrin. 

1 . An Homeftall of Twelve Acres bounded the Weft with the 
highway the Eaft with William Hammond the North with John 
Bifcoe & the South with Ifaac Sterne. 

2. Nine Acres of vpland bounded the South with John Bifcoe 
the North with William Hammond the Eaft & Weft with his 
owne. 

3. Three Acres of Meddow bounded the Eaft with William 
Hammond the North with John Simfon & the Weft with his 
owne. 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 43 

4. Thirteen Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 84 
°5.' Thirteen Acres of Meddow in the remote ^leddowes ct the 

^°6. ° Sixteen Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine 

& the 19 Lott. T^- • 1 ^ • 4.1 ^ . 

7. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident nr the 4 

Divifion & the 26 Lott. r 1 1 ;., 

5. A Farme of One Hundred fixty two Acres of vpland in 
the 3 Divifion. 

nS] (50 , . 

John Flemming. 

I An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres bounded the Soiith with 
the highway the North with John Bifcoe the Eaft with Edward 
Dikes & the Weft with John Bifcoe. v • e u ^.^ 

2. Two Acres of Meddow more or les adioyning ^ bounded 
the North with John Bifcoe. 

Lawrence Waters. 

I An Homeftall of Eight Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the highway the North with Nathaneel Bowman the 
Eaft with Edward Lam & the Weft with John EUet. 

2. Foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine ^ the 11 1 

^3.* Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 

^"^4. ° Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 

3 Divifion & the 10 Lott. , , ^ ., 01 • fr fV,^ 

5.' Twelve Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine bL the 

'"^6. ° A Farme of One Hundred & Five Acres of vpland in the 
6 Divifion. 

[79] (52) T^ • t..e 

John Knights. 

I An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the North with the 
highway the South with Richard Woodward the Weft with John 
Wincoll & the Eaft with John Springe. 

2. Nineteen Acres & halfe of Planting ground bounded the 
South with the highway & the Eaft the North with Nathaneel 
Bowman & the Weft with Edward Lam. 

3. Forty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 14 Lott. 

4. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 28 Lott. 

5. Five Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine bL the 93 

°6." One Acre of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 90 Lott. 



44 Watertotvn Records. 

7. Foure Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine bounded the 
Weft with Samuel Saltenftall. 

8. Five Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 41 
Lott. 

9. One Acre of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 75 
Lott. 

10. Two Acres of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded the 
Eaft with Jofeph Mofle & the Weft with Richard Woodward. 

11. One Acre of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded the Weft 
with John Wincoll. 

12. Nine Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 26 
Lott. 

13. Three Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
62 Lott. 

14. A Farme of Two Hundred & Seventy Acres of vpland 
in the 8 Divifion. 

15. Six Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 6 
Lott. 

[80] (53) 

Miles Nut. 

1 . An Homeftall of Five Acres & halfe bounded the North 
with the highway the South with Ifaac Mixer & the Eaft with 
John Sherman. 

2. Three Acres of vpland bounded the Southweft with the 
highway the North with Edward Dikes & the Eaft with Henry 
Kemball fen. 

3. One Acre of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded with the 
Common. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 71 
Lott. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
58 Lott. 

6. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 23 Lott. 

7. A Farme of Fifty Acres & one of vpland in the 8 Divifion,. 

John Trane. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres bounded the Eaft with the 
highway the Weft with William Jennifon the North with George 
Munnings & the South with John Grout. 

2. An Homeftall of two Acres bounded the North & Weft 
with the highway the Eaft with Thomas Andrewes & the South 
with Robert Keyes. 

3. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
I Divifion & the 26 Lott. 

4. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 31 Lott. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 59 
Lott. 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 45 

6 Two Acres of Meddow In the remote Medclowes bounded 
the North with John Sherman & the South with Robert Keyes. 

7 One Acre of Meddow in Beverbrook meddow bounded 

S! Foure Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine 

^ 9!"^ A F^rme of thirty Nine Acres of vpland in the i Divifion. 

[81] (54) 

John Witherell. 

I. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres bounded the South 
with Jofeph Moffe & the Common the North & Eaft with 
Cambridge line the Weft with the Towne houfe & the Common. 

Beniamin Bulward. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres more or les bounded the 
Weft with John Kingfberry the North with Cambridge line the 
Eaft with John Grigs & the South with the highway. 

2. One Acre & halfe of Planting ground bounded the Ealt 
with the great Pond the Weft with John Kingfberry & the North 
with the highway to the Pond. , w. tvt fi 

1 One Acre of Meddow in Rockmeddow bounded the North 
with Cambridge line & the Eaft with the highway 

A One Acre of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 78 Lott. 
5. One Acre of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 32 

^T' Nine Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 60 

^7.* A Farme of Eighty eight Acres of vpland & in the 5 
Divifion. 

Robert Sanderfon. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres more or les bounded the Eaft 
with the highway the South with Richard Linton & Weft the 
North with Thomas Boyfon. ■' . 

/Foure Acres of Swampe bounded the Weft with the high- 
way the Eaft with William Paine the South with William God- 
free & the North with John Clough. 

[82] (55) 

William Williams. 

1 . An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the Eaft with Hill 
ftreet the Weft with Henry Bright fen. the North with William 
Godfree & the South with Thomas Haftings. -.uHni 

2. Afwampe of foure Acres bounded the Weft with Hi 1 
ftreet the Eaft with William Paine the North with William God- 
free & the South with Thomas Haftings. 



46 Watertown Records. 

Thomas Eire. 

1. Twenty Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 27 
Lott. 

2. Twelve Acres of INIeddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
90 Lott. 

[S3] (56) 

Nathaneel Bifcoe. 

I. Forty lix Acres of vpland bought of the Towne & lying 
nigh to y^ highway leading to Concord. 

Simon Eire iun. 

1. Foure Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the iS 
Lott. 

2. One Acre of Meddow at Beverbrook bounded the North & 
Weft with John Stowers the South with the Brook & the Ealt 
with the Plaine. 

3. Five Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow bounded the 
Eaft with Robert Daniel the South with the Plaine & Weft wath 
y« great Lotts. 

[84] (57) 

Peter Nois. 

1 . Twelve Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 48 
Lott. 

2. Twelve Acres of JNIeddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
96 Lott. 

3. Eighteen Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
41 Lott. 

4. Seventy Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divilion & the 19 Lott. 

Jofeph Tainter. 

1. An Home^tall of Six Acres more or les bounded the North 
with John Bernard & the highway the South with Robert Daniel 
the Eaft with William Potter & the Weft with Robert Jennifon. 

2. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres bounded the Eaft& South 
with the highway the Weft with Edward How & the North with 
Samuel Fi-eeman. 

[85] (58) 

John Kingfberry. 

1. Six Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 65 Lott. 

2. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 54 
Lott. 

3. Forty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 17 Lott. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 47 

4. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 6"] Lott. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in Pondmeddow bounded with 
the great Dividents. 

Ifaac INIixer. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the Eaftwith William 
Jennifon the Weft with the highway the North with Miles Nutt 
the South with John Whitney & John Springe. 

2. Foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 76 
Lott. 

3. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
28 Lott. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 4 Lott. 

5. A Farme of Eighty two Acres vpland in the 6 Divifion. 

Richard Gale, 

I. Six Acres of vpland bounded the North with the highway 
the Eaft & Weft with Samuel Freeman & the South with Jofeph 
Tainter. 

[86] (59) ._ ^ 

Richard Beniamin. 

1. An Homeftall of three Acres bounded the Weft with the 
highway the Eaft with Edward How the North with Samuel 
Freeman & the South with Richard Woodward. 

2. Six Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 64 Lott. 

Edmond White. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres more or les bounded the 
South with Edward Goffe the Eaft & North with the highway & 
the Weft with Timothy Wheeler. 

2. Seven Acres of vpland bounded the North with Edward 
Goffe & Roger Willington the South & Southeaft with Banklane 
& the Southweft with Abram Browne. 

3. Seven Acres of vpland bounded the Southeaft & Southweft 
with Simon Stone the Northweft with William Gutterig & the 
Northeaft with Roger Willington. 

4. An Homeftall of Seven Acres more or les bounded the 
South & Weft with the highway the Eaft with Simon Eire & the 
North with the Swampe. 

5. Six Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with Richard Wait 
the Weft with Nicholas Theale the North with Bartolemew 
Perfon & the South with the highway. 

6. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Divifion & the 7 Lott. 

7. Seventy Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2- 
Divifion & the 1 1 Lott. 



48 Wateriown Recoi-ds. 

S. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Diviiion & the 7 Lott. 

9. Twenty five Acres of vjDland being a great Divident in the 
I Divifion & the 3 Lott. 

10. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine 4^: the 51 
Lott. 

1 1 . Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Aleddowes & the 
92 Lott. 

12. Five Acres of Planting ground more or les bounded the 
South with the highway to Cambridge the North & Eaft with 
WilHam Hamlett & the Weft with Jofeph Cooke. 

13. An Homeftall of Acres bounded the Eaft with 
Nicholas Bufty the Weft with William Eaton the North with 
the great Pond & the South with Richard Sawtle. 

14. Ten Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 116 
Lott. 

15. Ten Acres of Meddow In the remote Meddowes & the 
113 Lott. 

[87] (60) 

Thomas Philpott. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres bounded the Eaft with 
Michael Berftow the Weft with John Shearman the North with 
Strawberry Hill & the Soutlvwith William Jennifon. 

Samuel Saltenftall. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres more or les bounded the 
Northeaft with Thomas Brigan & Robert Keyes the Southeaft 
with the River the Southweft with the Highway &the Northweft 
with George Phillips. 

2. Seven Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with the highway 
the Weft & North with Thomas Boyden & the South with John 
Brabrook. 

3. Twenty Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine bounded 
the South with the River the North with the highway the Eaft 
with Abrara Browne & the Weft with John Whitney. 

4. Thirty Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
71 Lott. 

5. Twenty eight Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further 
Plaine & the 39 Lott. 

6. A Farme of One Hundred fifty feven Acres of vpland in 
the 7 Divifion. 

7. Six Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow bounded the Eaft 
with the Brooke the Weft with William Paine the North with 
highway & the South with Common Land. 

8. Foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 58 
Lott. 

9. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
no Lott. 

10. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 26 Lott. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 49 

[88] (61) 

Henry Saltenftall. 

1. A Farme of Three Hundred Acres of vpland & bounded 
with the Farme Land. 

2. Foure fcore & Eight Acres of Meddow adioyning to the 
Farme & bounded with the great Dividents. 

Herbard Pellam Efquire. 

I . Foure Acres of vpland bounded the Southeaft with Edmond 
Anger the Northweft with the highway the Northeaft with 
George PhiUips & the Southweft with the highway. 

John Hayward. 

1. An Homeftall of Twenty foure Acres bounded the Eaft 
•with William Eaton the Weft with Richard Beers the North with 
the great Pond the South with Garret Church & Simon Onge. 

2. Three Acres of Marfh bounded the Southeaft with the 
River & the Northeaft with the highway. 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 24 Lott. 

4. Seven Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 70 
Lott. 

5. Seven Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
64 Lott. 

6. Three Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow bounded the 
Weft with Robert Daniel & the Ealt with William Paine. 

[89] (62) 

John Marrett. 

I. Two Acres & halfe of Meddow bounded the Eaft with 
Cambridge line the Weft & South with Thomas Brigan & the 
North with Cambridge ftreet. 

Robert Daniel. 

1 . An Homeftall of Thirteen Acres more or les bounded the 
North with Jofeph Tainter & William Potter the Eaft with John 
Bernard & Robert Lockwood the South & Weft with Thomas 
Rogers bought of Nicholas Jacob. 

2. Eight Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 75 
Lott. 

3. Eight Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
49 Lott. 

4. Thirty five Aci^es of vpland being a great Divident in the 
2 Divifion & the 4 Lott. 

5. Foure Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow bounded the 
Weft with Simon Eire & the Eaft with John Hayward. 



5© Watej-to'vn Records. 

Thomas Bris^an. 

I. Thirteen Acres of vpland more or les & one Acre of Med- 
dow bounded the Eaft with John Marrett & Cambridge line the 
Weft with Thomas Andrewes & Robert Keies the North witli 
Cambridge ftreet the South with the River & Samuel Saltenftall. 

[90] (63) 

Thomas Andrewes. 

1. Foure Acres & halfe of Planting ground being an Home- 
ftall bounded the Eaft with Thomas Brigan & the South the Weft 
with John Trane & the North with Cambridge line. 

2. Forty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4. 
Divilion & the 13 Lott. 

3. Six Acres of Flowland in the further Plaine & the 82 Lott. 

4. Eight Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
30 Lott. 

Edmond Anger. 

I. Three Acres of vpland more or les bounded the Southeaft 
with George Fhillips the Northwest with Herbard Pellam & the 
Southweft with the highway. 

Robert Keies. 

I . An Homeftall of Three Acres more or les bounded the Eaft 
& North with Thomas Brigan & the Southweft with Samuel 
Saltenftall. 

Malachy Browning. 

I . An Homeftall of Foure Acres bounded the Eaft & South 
with the highway & the Northweft with William Paine. 

George Woodward. 

I. An Homeftall of Ten Acres bounded the Weft with the 
highway, the Eaft with Edward How and Richard Woodward 
the North with Richard Beniamin & the South with Edmond 
Blois bought of Edward How. 

[91] (64) 

Nicholas Bufby. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the Eaft with Jofeph 
Bemis the Weft with Ifaac Mixer the North with the highway & 
the South with Francis Smith. 

2. Foure Acres of Meddow bounded the Eaft with Simon 
Eire the Weft with John Warrin the North with Samuel Free- 
man & the South with John Simfon. 

3; An Homeftall of Seven Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with the highway & John Dogget the Weft with Winifred 
Wolcott & the North with the Pond. 



Lands-, Grants and Possessions. 5^ 

4. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i Divif- 
ion & the 2 Lott. 

5. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 17 Lott. 

6. Six Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 53 
Lott. 

7. A Farme of Eighty Six Acres of vpland in the 3 Divifion. 

John Clayfe. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the highway the North with the Common Swampe 
the Eaft with William Paine the Weft with Bufbies lane. 

[93] (65) 

John Goffe. 

1 . An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the Eaft with IHiac 
Sterne the Weft with William Paine the North with Pondlane & 
the South with the highway. 

2. Thirty & five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in 
the 4 Divifion & the 27 Lott. 

3. Six Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 20 
Lott. 

4. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
40 Lott. 

5. Six Acres of vpland bounded the Northeaft with Richard 
Holden the Southweft with Thomas Taylor the Northweft with 
the highway & the Southeaft with Simon Stone. 

6. A Farme of Forty nine Acres of vpland in the 7 Divifion. 

7. Ten Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the Lotts. 

Edward Goffe. 

1. An Homeftall of Nine Acres bounded the North with 
Edmond White the South with his owne the Weft with Roger 
Willington & the Eaft with the highway. 

2. Fourteen Acres of Meddow bounded the Eaft with banklane 
the Weft with Roger Willington the South with Edmond White 
& the North with his owne. 



[93] {66) 



Roger Willington. 



1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with Edward Goffe the Northeaft with John Warrin & the 
Pond the Northweft with William Gutterig Edmund White & 
Simon Stone the Southeaft & North with his owne Meddow 
Abram Browne William Bridges & Simon Stone. 

2. Foure Acres of Meddow more or les bounded the Eafi: 
with Edward Goffe the Weft with Abram Brown the North with 
his owne Lott & the South with Edmond White. 

3. Two Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 97 
Lott. 



52 Watertown Records. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 86 
Lott. 

5. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Divifion & the 2 Lott. 

6. Fifteen Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
23 Lott. 

7. A Farme of Sixty feven Acres of vpland in the 7 Divifion. 

8. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
4 Divifion & the 14 Lott. 

William Bridges. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres bounded the South with bank- 
lane the North with Roger Willington the Eaft & Weft with 
Simon Stone. 

2. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 9 
Lott. 

3. A Farme of Seventy feven Acres of vpland in the 7 Di- 
vifion. 

[94] {(^1) 

Winifred Woolcott. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with John Hayward the Eaft with Henry 
Felch & the Weft with Garret Church. 

2. One Acre & halfe of vpland bounded the Eaft with Garret 
Church & the Weft with the little Fond. 

3. One Acre & halfe of Marfh bounded the South with the 
River & the North with the highway. 

4. One Acre of Meddow at Beverbrook bounded the South 
with John Goffe the North & Eaft with the brooke. 

5. A Farme of One Hundred eighty three Acres of vpland 
in the 8 Divilion. 

William Gutterig. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres more or les bounded the 
South eaft with Edmond White the Northweft with the highway 
the Northeaft with Roger Willington & Henry Bright iun. & the 
Southweft with Richard Sawtle. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 15 
Lott. 

3. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 7 Lott. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in he 
4 Divifion & the 17 Lott. 

5. A Farme of Ninety one Acres of vpland in the i Divifion. 

6. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 106 
Lott. 

7. One Acre of Meddow at Beverbrook bounded the South 
with Simin Eire the Eaft with John Stowers & the Weft with the 
brooke granted to him. 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 53 

[95] (6S) 

John Foulger. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres more or les bounded the North- 
eaft with Thomas Taylor the Southweft with Anthony White the 
Northweft with the highway & the Southeaft with Gregory 
Taylor. 

William Clarke. 

1. Two Acres of vpland bounded the Northeaft with Richard 
Sawtle the Southweft with Richard Holden the Northweft witli 
the highway & the Southeaft with Simon Stone. 

2. An Homeftall of Five Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with Edmond White the Eaft with Bufbies 
lane & the Weft with the Swampe. 

3. A Farme of Fifty eight Acres of vpland In the i Divilion. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 38 
Lott. 

5. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
4 Diviiion & the 22 Lott. 

Richard Sawtle. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres more or les bounded the Eaft 
with Bufbies lane the South with the highway the Weft with 
William Clarke & the North with Nicholas Bulby & Edmond 
White. 

2. One Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 36 Lott. 

3. One Acre of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 107 
Lott. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland in the 4 Divifion & the 8 
Lott, being a great Divident. 

5. A Farme of Sixty feven Acres of vpland in the 9 Divifion. 

6. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 61 Lott. 

[96] (69) 

John White. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres more or les bounded the 
South and Eaft with the highway the North with the Swampe 
and the Weft with William Paine bought of Ephraim Child. 

John Prefcott. 

1 . An Homeftall of Three Acres bounded the North & the 
Eaft with the highway the South with Richard Browne & the 
Weft with Richard Beers. 

2. Six Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with the highway 
the Weft with Edward How & the North with Samuel Holier. 

3. One Acre of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 63 Lott. 



54 Watertown Records. 



4. One Acre of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 55 
Lott. 

5. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
I Divifion &; the 29 Lott. 

6. Ninety Acres of vpland for a Farme in the 9 Divifion. 

[97] (70) 

Richard Beers. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres more or les bounded the North 
with the highway the South with Richard Browne & Wilham 
Knop the Eaft with John Prefcott & Richard Browne. 

2. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres more or les bounded the 
Eaft with John Hayward the Weft with Hugh Mafon & Thomas 
Haftings, the North with the great Pond &the South with George 
Parkus. 

3. One Acre of Meddow at Beverbrook bounded the South 
with the brook the Eaft with Michael Barftow k. the Weft with 
Henry Kemball. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the Si 
Lott. 

5. Seven Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 36 
& the 37 Lotts. 

6. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
I Divifion & the 10 Lott. 

7. Forty nine Acres of vpland for a Farme in the i Divifion. 

William Knop fen. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres bounded the Southeaft & 
Southweft with Robert Lockwood & Nicholas Knap the Eaft 
with Richard Browne the Northeaft with Richard Beers the North 
with the highway & the Weft with George Munnings. 

2. Seven Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the '$>G 
Lott. 

3. Eight Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 52 
Lott. 

4. Seven Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
99 Lott. 

5. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine 
& the 31 Lott. 

6. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 23 Lott. 

7. A Farme of Ninety three Acres of v^^land in the i 
Divifion. 

[98] (71) 

Robert Jennifon. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the Southeaft & 
Northweft with the highway & Thomas Rogers & the Eaft with 
Jofeph Tainter. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions, 55 

2. Two Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 2S 
I^ott.* 

3. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 73 
Lott. 

4. A Farme of Sixty five Acres of vpland in the 9 Divifion. 

5. Twenty Acres of vpland being part of a great Divident in 
the I Divilion & the 30 Lott. 

William Potter. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres more or les bounded the North 
with the highway the South with Robert Daniel the Eaft with 
John Bernard the Weft with Jofeph Tainter & John Bernard. 

2. Six Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 47 
Lott. 

3. A farme of Fifty foui'e Acres of vpland in the i Diviiion. 

John Firmin. 

1. An Homeflall of Six Acres more or les bounded the North 
■with the highway the South with his owne Meddow the Eaft 
with Samuel Freeman & the Weft with Henry Cuttris. 

2. Six Acres of Marfh more or les bounded the South with 
the River the North with his owne the Eaft with Samuel Free- 
man & the Weft with Henry Cuttris. 

3. Sixteen Acres of vpland more or les bounded the South 
with the highway the North with Samuel Hofier & John Prefcott 
the Eaft with Samuel Freeman & the Weft with Samuel Holier. 

4. Nine Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 83 
Lott. 

5. Nine Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 17 
Lott. 

6. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 16 Lott. 

[99] (72) 

John Whitney iun. 

1. An Homeftall of three Acres bounded the Northeaft with 
the highway the Southweft with Edmond Lewis the Eaft with 
George Phillips & the South with Edward How. 

2. Six Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft & North with the 
highway & the Weft with Richard Wait. 

4. Foure Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 37 
Lott. 

Samuel Hofier. 

I. An Homeftall of Three Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the River the North with the highway the Eaft with 
Simon Stone & the Weft with Charles Chadwick. 

[*This is crossed through in the record, and in the margin is written, 
"*' This exchanged bj Thomas King." — Eds.] 



56 Watertoivn Records. 

2. Twelve Acres of vpland bounded the South with the high- 
w,?^y the North weft with Charles Chad wick & the Eaft with 
Simon Stone. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
2 Divifion & the 12 Lott. 

4. Three Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft & the Weft with 
the highway the North with Richard Browne & the South with 
John Prefcott. 

5. A Farme of Thirty nine Acres of vpland in the 2 Divifion. 

David Ofely. 

I. Sixteen Acres of vpland more or les bounded the South- 
weft with the highway the Southeaft with John Firmin & the 
North weft with John Smith. 

[100] (73) 

Charles Chadwick. 

1. An Homeftall of three Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the River the North with the highway the Eaft with 
Samuel Hofier & the Weft with Gregory Taylor. 

2. Seven Acres of Planting ground, bounded the South with 
the highway the North with his owne & Gregory Taylor the Eaft 
with Samuel Hofier & the Weft with Gregory Taylor. 

3. Ten Acres of vpland, more or les bounded the Weft with 
Edward Garfield the Eaft with Gregory Taylor the North with 
Rainfborrow & the South with his owne. 

4. Seven Acres & halfe of vp'iand bounded the Weft with 
Gregory Taylor the Eaft with Simon Stone the South with Sam- 
uel Hofier & the North with Thomas Taylor. 

5. Two Acres of Marfh more or les bounded the South with 
the River the North with Edward How & the Weft the Eaft with 
Jeremiah Norcrofle. 

6. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the z 
Divifion & the 9 Lott. 

7. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
25 Lott. 

8. A Farme of Ninety nine Acres of vpland in the 2 Divifion. 

Gregory Taylor. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the River the North with John Foulger the Eaft & 
Weft with Charles Chadwick. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 25 Lott. 

3. A Farme of Seventy five Acres of vpland in the 2 Divifion.. 



Lands^ Grants a7id Possessions. 57 

[101] (74) 

Robert Vezy. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the Eaft with the 
Hill ftreet the Weft with Thomas Bartlet & Edward Dikes the 
South with Henry Bright & the North with Henry Dow. 

2. Three Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
42 Lott. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow in Patchmeddow bounded with 
Common ground. 

4. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divilion & the 5 Lott. 

5. Six Acres of vpland being part of a great Divident & the 
6 Lott, adioyning to his owne. 

6. One Acre of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 8 Lott. 

7. One Acre of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 87 
Lott. 

8. Thirty two Acres of vpland being a Farme in the 5 DI- 
vifion. 

Henry Cuttris. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres bounded the North & 
Northweft with the highway the South & Southweft with Jere- 
miah NorcrolTe. 

2. Two Acres of Marfh more or les bounded the South with 
the River the North with his owne the Eaft with John Firmin & 
the Weft with John Smith. 

3. Three Acres of vpland bounded the North with William 
Barfham the South with Dorchester field the Weft with Robert 
Daniel & the Eaft with Jeremiah NorcrolTe. 

4. One Acre of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 54 Lott. 

5. One Acre of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 18 
Lott. 

6. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 14 Lott. 

7. One Acre & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 49 Lott. 

8. A Farme of Seventeen Acres of vpland in the 7 Divifion. 

[103] (75) 

John Winter. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres more or les bounded the Eaft 
& North with the highway the Weft with Nathaniel Bowman & 
the South with Henry Kemball. 

2. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine 
& the 30 Lott. 

3. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
3 Divifion & the 24 Lott. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 94 
Lott. 



58 WatertoTvn Records. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
34 Lott. 

6. A Farme of Thirty four Acres of vplaiid in the 3 Divifion. 

7. An Homeftall of 

Jofeph Bemis. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres bounded the North with 
the highway the South with Edward How & Thomas Fleg the 
Eaft with with Richard Gale & the Weft with Nicholas Buiby. 

2. Two Acres of Flowland bounded the Northeaft with Abram 
Biowne the Southweft with the highway the Northweft with 
Edward How & the Southeaft with Richard Wait. 

3. Five Acres of Flowland in the hither Plaine & the 30 Lott. 

4. Nino Acres of vpland beyond the Flowland lying nigh to 
Plaine Meddow. 

5. Two Acres of Meddow nigh Flaine Meddow bounded with 
John Ferfe. 

6. Five Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 23 
Eott. 

7. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
4 Divifion & the 3 Lott. 

8. Forty foure Acres of vpland for a Farme in the 3 Divifion. 

[103] (76) 

John Biggely. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with Richard Amler & William Farker the 
Eaft with Thomas Straight & the Weft with Miles lues. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 15 Lott. 

John Loveran. 

1. An Homeftall of Forty Acres bounded the North with the 
highway the South with the River the Eaft with Ephraim Child 
& the Weft with John Beniamin. 

2. Twelve Acres of Meddow more or les in Weft Meddow 
hounded the South & North with the great Dividents & the Eaft 
w^ith John Bernard & Ephraim Child. 

3. Twenty Acres of Flowland in the hither Flaine & the 40 
Lott. 

4. Twenty Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
95 Lott. 

5. Eighty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 
Divifion & the 21 Lott. 

6. Eighteen Acres of vpland beyond the further Flaine & the 
54 Lott. 

7. A farme 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions, 59 

[104] (77) 

Ephraim Child Deacon. 

1. An Homeftall of Forty three Acres bounded the North & 
Eaft with the highway the South with Roger Porter & John Ben- 
iamin & the Weft with John Loveran. 

2. Seven Acres of Meddow in Weftmeddow bounded the 
North with Henry Goldftone the South with John Bernard the 
Eaft & Weft with Common ground. 

3. Sixteen Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 23 
Lott. 

4. Twenty eight Acres of Piowland in the hither Plaine & the 
29 Lott. 

5. Nine Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 13 Lott, 
Avith two Acres adioyning to it & the 1 1 Lott. 

6. Sixteen Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
loi Lott. 

7. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 Di- 
vifion & the 8 Lott. 

8. Twenty two Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further 
Plaine & the i Lott. 

9. A Farme of One Hundred & fifty Acres of vpland in the 9 
Divifion. 

10. Ten Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 41 Lott. 

11. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 104 
Lott. 

12. Ten Acres of vpland in Dorchester field bounded the Eaft 
with John Loveran the Weft with Thomas Rogers & the North 
with the highway. 

13. Two Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 22 
Lott. 

14. Three Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine bounded 
the South with the highway & the North with Abram Browne. 

15. Two Acres of Marfh bounded the Southeaft with the 
River & the Northweft with Banklane. 

[105] (78) 

Samuel Freeman. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres bounded the North & Eaft 
Avith the highway the South with Jofeph Tainter & the Weft 
with Richard Gale. 

2. An Homeftall of three Acres bounded the Weft with the 
highway the Eaft with Edward How the North with Edmond 
Lewis & the South with Richard Beniamin. 

3. An Homeftall of Five Acres bounded the Southeaft with 
the River the Northweft with the highway the Northeaft with 
Edward How the South weft with John Firmin & Simon Stone. 

4. Seven Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft with the Pond 
the Weft & South with Beniamin Bulward & the North with Cam- 
bridge line. 



6o Watertozvn Records, 

5. Nine Acres of vpland bounded the North with the high- 
way the South with Jofeph Tainter the Eaft with Richard Gale 
& the Weft with Jofeph Bemis. 

6. Nine Acres of vpland bounded the Northeaft with Edward 
How the Southweft with John Firmin the Northweft with the 
Addition Line & the Southeaft with the highway. 

7. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 26 Lott. 

8. Five Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 43 Lott. 

9. Five Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 29 
Lott. 

10. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
2 Divifion & the 27 Lott. 

11. Thirteen Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further 
Plaine & the 66 Lott. 

12. A Farme of One Hundred Twenty one Acres of vpland 
in the 3 Divifion. 

[106] (79) 

John Stowers. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the South the 
highway the North with John Bifcoe the Eaft with Thomas Fil- 
brick & the Weft with Anthony Perfe. 

2. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
I Divifion & the 7 Lott. 

3. Sixty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i 
Divifion & the 30 Lott. 

4. Ten Acres & halfe of vplana beyond the further Plaine & 
the 18 Lott. 

5. Foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 45 
Lott. 

6. Seven Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 47 
Lott. 

7. Ten Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 62 Lott. 

8. Two Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the So 
Lott. 

9. Twelve Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
46 Lott, & three Acres more added to it. 

10. A Farme of One Hundred & thirty Acres of vpland 
bounded the North with the highway the South with the farme- 
land the Eaft with Abram Brown & the Weft with Simon Eire. 

11. Nine Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
103 Lott. 

12. Ten Acres of vpland being part of a great Divident in the 
I Divifion & the 9 Lott with one Acre of meddow adioyning to it. 

13. One Acre of Meddow at Beverbrook bounded with his 
owne ground. 

14. Six Acres of vpland more or les being part of a great 
Divident in the i Divifion & the 6 Lott adioyning to his owne 
Divident. 

15. Twelve Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 55 
Lott. 



I^ands^ Grants and Possessions. 6l 

[107] (So) 

William Hammond. 

1. An Homeftall of Thirty foure Acres bounded the Eaftwith 
Simon Eire the Weft with John Simfon Henry Bright & Ifaac 
Sterne the South with Thomas Boyden & the North with Simon 
Eire. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow bounded the South with John 
Laurence & John Bifcoe the North with Henry Kemball the Eaft 
with John Brabrook & Timothy Hawkins. 

3. Forty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Divifion & the 5 Lott. 

4. Eighteen Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
37 Lott. 

5. Eight Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 14 
Lott. 

6. A Farme of One Hundred Fifty fix Acres of vpland in the 
4 Divifion. 

Michael Bairftow. 

1 . An Homeftall of fourteen Acres bounded the North & Eaft 
with the highway the South with John Simfon & the Weft with 
Thomas Fhilpott. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow at Beverbrook bounded the Eaft & 
Weft with John Page the North with Edward Dikes & the South 
with Richard Beers. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow bounded the 
South with Samuel Saltenftall the Northeaft with John Bifcoe & 
the Weft with Robert Daniel. 

4. Seven Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 103 
Lott. 

5. Seven Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
10 Lott. 

6. Twelve Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 
29 Lott. 

7. A Farme of One Hundred Twenty nine Acres of vpland 
in the 5 Divifion. 

8. Fifty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 Di- 
vifion & the 9 Lott. 

[108] (Si) 

George Parkhurlt. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres bounded the Eaft with the 
highway the Weft with William Jennifon the North with Michael 
Barftow & the South with George Munnings. 

2. A Farme of Fifty fix Acres of vpland in the i Divifion. 

3. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres more or les bounded the 
Weft with Hugh Mafon the Eaft with John Hay ward the North 
with Richard Beers & the South with Juftinian Holden. 

4. Foure Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 6 Lott. 

5. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
100 Lott. 



62 Waicriown Records. 

6. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the i Di- 
vifion & the 13 Lott. 

7. Nine Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 16 
Lott. 

8. Two Acres of Meddow bounded the Eaft with William 
Hammond the Weft with Ifaac Sterne the North with Henry 
Bright & the South with John Warrin. 

9. A Farme of Seventy eight Acres of vpland in the 5 Di- 
vifion. 

Thomas Filbrick. 

1. An Homeftall of Acres bounded the Eaft & 
South with the highway the Weft with John Stowers & the North 
with John Bifcoe, 

2. Fifteen Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 10 
Lott. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 
Diviiion & the 16 Lott. 

4. Nine Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 73 
Lott. 

5. Nine Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 104 
Lott. 

6. A Farme of One Hundred twenty feven Acres of vpland 
in the 3 Diviiion. 

£109] (82) 

Thomas Arnold. 

1 . An Homeftall of One Acre bounded the South & Eaft with 
the highway & the North with John Knolls. 

2. Twelv'e Acres of vpland more or les bounded the Eaft with 
Thomas WincoU the Weft with George Phillips the South with 
Edward How & the North with the highway. 

3. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
the 33 Lott.* 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 3 Di- 
viiion & the I Lott. 

5. A Farme of Ninety feven Acres of vpland in the 6 Di- 
viiion. 

6. Six Acres of Meddow more or les bounded the Weft with 
the highway the South & Eaft with Edward Garfield & the North 
with- his owne ground. 

7. Eight Acres of vpland more or les bounded the Eaft with 
Richard Amler the Weft & North with the highway the South 
with Miles Ives Edward Garfield the North with his owne 
;ground.t 

8. Seven Acres of vpland more or les bounded the Eaft with 
the highway the Weft with Samuel Garfield & the North with the 
highway to Beverbrook meddow. f 

* [The above is crossed out and noted in the margin, "This sold to 
Nicholas Thele." — Eds.] 

t [These two items are upon the next page in the records. — Eds.] 



Laiids^ Grafzts and Possessions. 63. 

John Perfe. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres bounded the North with 
the highway the South with Richard Beech the Eaft w^th Bar- 
tolemew Perfon & the Weft with William Parker. 

2. A Farme of Seventy eight Acres of vpland in the 3 Di- 
vilion. 

Anthony Perfe. 

1. And Homeftall of Ten Acres bounded the South & Weft 
with the highway the Eaft with John Stowers & the North with 
John Bifcoe. 

2. A Farme of Eighty fix Acres of vpland in the 3 Divifion.. 

[110] (S3) 

Bartolemew Perfon. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the North with the 
highway the South with Edmund White the Eaft with the Com- 
mon & the Weft with John Perfe. 

Barnaby Windes. 

1. An Homeftall of Two Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the highway the North & Weft with John Page. 

2. A Farme of One Hundred & ten Acres of vpland in the 7 
Divifion. 

Richard Amler. 

1. An Homeftall of Seven Acres bounded the Eaft with Wil- 
liam Parker the Weft with Thomas Arnold the South with John 
Biggerly & the North with the highway. 

[Ill] (84) 

Edward Garfield. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South & Weft 
with the highway the Eaft with Miles Ives & the North with. 
Thomas Arnold. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow bounded the South weft with the 
River the Northeaft with Gregory Tavlor & the Southweft with 
John Smith. 

3. Six Acres of Meddow in Pondmeddow bounded with his 
great Divident. 

4. Seven Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 105 
Lott. 

5. Foure Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 33 
Lott. 

6. Five Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the S4 
Lott. 

7. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
109 Lott. 



€4 Waiertozvtt Records. 

8. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 2 Lott. 

9. A Farme of One Hundred Acres of vpland bounded the 
Eaft with John Whitney & the Weft with Edmond Lewis. 

Samuel Garfield. 

1. An Homeftall One Acres & halfe bounded the Weft with 
the highway the Eaft with Edward Garfield & the North with 
Gregory Taylor. 

2. Seven Acres of vpland bounded the Northweft with the 
Addition line the Northeaft & Southeaft with the highway & the 
Southweft with John Smith. 

[113] (85) 

' John Page. 

1. An Homeftall of Forty Acres being a great Divident in the 
2 Divifion & the i Lott bought of Edward How. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland being Part of a great Divident 
adioyning to it in the i Divifion & the i Lott bought of John 
Cooiige. 

3. Eighteen Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow bounded 
South & Weft with the great Plaine the North & Eaft with the 
highway bought eight acres of Edward How Six acres of 
Robert Feke & foure Acres of Simon Stone. 

4. Foure Acres of Meddow at Beverbrooke bounded the North 
with the brooke the South with Barnaby Windes bought of 
William Jennifon. 

5. Seventy Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 7 Lott bought of Simon Stone. 

6. Thirty five acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 2 
Divifion & the 3 Lott bought of John Smith. 

William Page. 

I . An Homeftall of Ten Acres & halfe bounded the North & 
Weft with the highway the Eaft with William Knop iun. & the 
South with Nicholas Guy. 

William Knop iun. 

I. An Homeftall of Foure Acres bounded the North with the 
highway the South with the Meeting houfe land the Eaft with 
Henry Kemball iun. & the Weft with William Page. 

[113] {^6) 

Henry Kemball iun. 

1. An Homeftall of Three Acres bounded the North the 
highway the South with the Meetinghoufe land the Eaft with 
Richard Holden & the Weft with W^illiam Knop iun 

2. Three Acres of vpland bounded the North with the high- 
way the South with Simon Stone the Eaft with William Clarke 
& the Weft with John GoflTe. 



Lands, Grafits and Possessions. 65 

3. Two Acres of Meddow bounded the Eaft & North with 
Thomas Boyden the Weft with John Bifcoe & the South with 
Nathaniel Bowman. 

4. Fifty Acres of vpland bein a great Divident in the 4 Divi- 
fion & the 28 Lott. 

Juftinian Holden. 

I. An Homeftall of Five Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with George Parkus the Eaft with Richard 
Holden & the Weft with John Rogers. 

3. Thirty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 Di- 
vifion & the 19 Lott. 

3. Forty Acres of vpland for a Farme in the 7 Divifion. 

4. Three Acres & three Roods of vpland bounded the North 
& Eaft with Chriftofer Grant the Northweft with George Parkus 
& the Weft with Richard Holden. 

[114] (87) 

Richard Holden. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with George Parkus iun. the Eaft with John 
Stebbin & the Weft with Juftinian Holden. 

2. Three Acres of vpland bounded the North with the high- 
way the South with the Meetinghoufe land & the Weft with 
Henry Kemball iun. 

Simon Onge. 

1. Three Acres of vpland bounded the Weft with Henry 
Bright iun. the Eaft with John Rogers the South with the high- 
way & the North with Hugh Mafon. 

2. Six Acres of vpland bounded the South with the highway 
the North with Nicholas Bufby the Eaft with Edward How & 
the Weft with William Seger. 

3. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 70 
Lott. 

Thomas Taylor. 

I. An Homeftall of Five Acres bounded the Northeaft with 
John Goffe the Southweft with John Foulger the Northweft with 
the highway the Southeaft with Samuel Holier & Charles 
Chaddwick. 

[115] (88) 

Chriftofer Grant. 

1 . An Homeftall of Five Acres more or les bounded the South 
with the highway the North & Eaft with Garret Church & the 
Weft with John Stebbin. 

2. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 98 
Lott. 



66 Wateriown Records. 

3. Foure Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 66 
Lott. 

4. Twenty Five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 
4 Divifion & the 33 Lott. 

5. Thirteen Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine 
& the 56 Lott. 

6. A Farme of One Hundred & feventeen Acres of vpland in 
the I Divllion. 

7. Three Acres of vpland bounded the North with John Hay- 
ward the Eaft with Winifred Woolcott the Weft with Juftiniaa 
Holden & the South with George Farkus. 

8. Two Acres of Marfh bounded the Southeaft with the River 
the Northweft with banklane the Northeaft with Thomas Fill- 
brick & the Southweft with Henry Goldftone. 

Garret Church. 

1 . An Homeftall of Eight Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with John Hayward the Eaft with Winifred 
Wolcott, & the Weft with Chriftofer Grant. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4. 
Divifion & the 21 Lott. 

3. Six Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 5a 
Lott. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine & the 115 
Lott. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
89 Lott. 

6. A Farme of Sixty three Acres of vpland in the i Divifion. 

[116] (89) 

John Stebbin. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres more or les bounded the 
South with the highway the North with Juftinian Holden the 
Eaft with Chriftofer Grant & the Weft with Richard Holden. 

William Hamlett. 

I. An Homeftall of Five Acres more or les bounded the South 
& by Weft with the highway the Northeaft with Cambridge line 
& the Weft with Edmond White. 

William Chattack. 

1. An Homeftall of One Acre bounded the Southweft with 
the Common the Eaft with John Clough & the North with Wil- 
liam Perry. 

2. Three Acres of vpland bounded the North with Jofeph 
Mofle the South with William Perry the Eaft with John Clough 
& the Weft with the Common. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 67 

[117] (90) 

Daniel Smith. 

1 . An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with John Trane the Eaft with John Bernard 
& the Weft with William Jennifon. 

2. Three Acres of vpland bounded the North with Cambridge 
line the South with the Pond the Eaft with Ifaac Hart & the Weft 
with Samuel Freeman. 

3. Ten Acres of vpland bought of the Towne & lying nigh 
Concord highway. 

Robert Herrington. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South with the 
highway the North with Jofeph Bemis the Eaft with Nathan 
Fifke and the Weft with Thomas Fleg given him by Thomas 
Haftings. 

[118, 119, 120, all blank.] 



68 Watertown Records. 

[121] 

[Second Inventory.] 

1644. This following is the Record of the 

Grants and Poffeffions of the Lands 



Watertown. 

Simon Eire. 
William Jenison. 
Mich. Bairstow. 
John Barnard. 
Thomas Bartlet. 
Richard Beerks. 
John Shearman.* 



* [Note. The Town Record of 4 (11) 1641 records that it is " ordered 
that Simon Eire shall write a Transcript of the Lands in a Book and give 
it in to the Court." The General Court Records of 18 (3) 1642, that 
*' Watertowne delivering in a transcript of their lands, nott being perfect 
was lent them backe again." The Court of Assistants of 7 (4) 1642, 
extended the time of delivery till the 4th Moth 1643, while the Court of the 
35 (11) 1643, " respited the delivery till the Qiiarter Court in the 4th M. 
next." Another copy was probably referred to in the Town Records of 
i6th Dec. 1657. The above signatures are autographs, and in accord with 
the order of the Court of 9 (7) 1639, ^''^ probably those of the selectmen 
of that year. The order of 16 Dec. 1657 was to be executed by the select- 
men. 

The second as well as the third inventory was transcribed into the Pro- 
prietors' Book as attested February 27th 171^.-5 by Munnings Sawin, Town 
Clerk. — Eds.] 













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Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 69 

[123] (I) 

S"- Richard Saltenftall. 

I. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Northeaft w'*^ Thomas Brigan & Robert Keies the Southeaft w'^ 
the River the Southwelt w'^ the highway & the Northvveft w'^^ 
George PhilHps granted to him. 

3. Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North- 
weft w''^ George Phillips the South w''^ Ifaac Hart & the Eaft w'** 
Jofeph Cooke granted to him. 

3. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South- 
eaft w'^ the highway the Southwest w'^ Pequuflet Meddow the 
Northweft w'^ William Hammond & Thomas Boyden granted 
to him. 

4. One Hundred Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation 
bounded w'^ the Farmeland granted to him. 

5. One Hundred Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident adioyning to his meddow & bounded w'^ the Farmeland 
granted to him. 

6. Two Hundred Acres of vpland by eftimation adioyning to 
his great Divident «& bounded w* the farmeland granted to 
him. 

7. Twenty Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded the 
South w'h Edward How the North w'*^ the highway the Weft w'^ 
John Whitney & the Eaft w* John Knights granted to him. 

8. Ten Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w**^ the brooke the Weft w'^^ William Paine the 
North w* the highway & the South w'** Common land granted 
to him. 

9. Thirty Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation bounded 
w'^ the great Dividents & the seventy one lott granted to him. 

10. Thirty Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the South w* the River the North w'*^ the highway the 
Eaft w* Simon Eire & the Weft w*'^ John Traine granted to 
him. 

I I . Twenty eight Acres & an halfe of vpland by eftimation 
beyond the further plaine & the thirty nine lott granted to him. 

[123] 

George Phillips. 

1. An Homeftall of twelve Acres bv eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*!^ Thomas Arnold the Weft & North w* the highway & 
the South w'^ Edward How granted to him. 

2. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w* Cambridge line the South w* Samuel Saltenftall & the Weft 
w'^ Ifaac Hart granted to him. 

3. An Homeftall of five Acres b}- eftimation bounded the 
Southweft & Northweft w'^ the highwayes & the Eaft w*'^ a di-ift- 
way granted to him. 

4. Forty Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Edward How the Weft w* the driftway the 



7o Watertown Records. 

North w''^ the highway & the South w'^ the way betwixt the 
lotts granted to him. 

5. Thirty Acres of remote meddow by eftimation bounded 
w* the Farmeland & the Ninety third lott granted to him. 

6. Eighty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divilion & the twenty eight lott granted 
to him. 

7. Fifteen Acres of vpland by eftimation vpon the meeting 
houfe Common granted to him. 

8. Thirty Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'*^ the river the Southeaft with Cambridge line granted to 
him. 

John Knolls. 

I. Fifteen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w* Thomas Arnold & George Bulward the South North & Weft 
w* the highway granted to him. 

[124] (2) 

Edward How. 

1. An Homeftall of Twenty Acres by eftimation bounded the- 
Eaft w'^ John Eddy the Weft & South w'^ the highwayes & the 
North w'*> his owne land granted to him. 

2. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation adioyning to his owne 
& granted to him. 

3. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the North & South w*^ the highwayes the Eaft w'*^ Abram 
Browne & the Weft w**^ George Phillips granted to him. 

4. Seventy Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divilion & the fifteen lott granted to him. 

5. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the forty three lott granted to him. 

6. Fifteen Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the South w'^ the river the North w'^ the high- 
way the Eaft w''^ Robert Daniel & the Weft w«^ Thomas May- 
hew granted to him. 

7. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation bounded w'^ 
the farme land granted to him. 

8. Eighteen Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation lying 
nigh to Stony Brooke bounded w'^ Common land granted to 
him. 

9. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Southweft 
w'^ the river & John Bernard & the Northeaft w'^ Thomas Dud- 
ley granted to him. 

10 Five Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft w'^ 
Thomas Dudley the North w'^ Roger Willington & the South 
■yyth Nicholas Bufby granted to him. 

11. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South 
w*** the river & the North w* the Mill Creeke granted to him. 

12. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Southeaft w* the river the Northweft w'^ Samuel 
Saltenftall granted to him. 



La7ids^ Grajits and Possessions. ^i 

13. Six Acres of Meddow by eftimation adioyning to his owne 
laounded the South & Weft w'^ the highway granted to him, 

14. Eight Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow 
bounded the Weft w'^ Simon Stone & Common ground the South 
& Eaft w'*> George Parkhurft & Common land granted to him. 

[125] 

Robert Feke. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft w'*^ Banklane the Northweft w'*^ Roger WilHngton the 
Northeaft w'** WiUiam Bridges & the Southweft w'*^ Simon Stone 
granted to him. 

2. Fiveteen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'h Gregory Taylor the Southweft w'^ Edward Garfield the 
Southeaft w* Charles Chadwick & Gregory Taylor & the North- 
weft w* John Foulger & Anthony W^hite granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South w''^ 
the river the North w''' his owne the Eaft w'*^ William Bridges & 
the Weft w'*^ Samuel Hofier granted to him. 

4. Eighty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divilion & the tenth lott granted to 
him. 

5. Twenty foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*** Richard Beniamin the Weft w'*' Thomas Smith the 
North w* Common land & the South w'^ the highway granted 
to him. 

6. Forty Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation lying beyond 
Stony Brooke & bounded w'^ the Farmeland granted to him. 

7.. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w''* 
Edward How the Weft w'^ Robert Herington the North w* 
Richard Gale & the South w'*^ the highway granted to him. 

8. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North w*^ 
the highway the Weft w'*^ Ifaac Hart & the Eaft w* Thomas 
Dudley granted to him, 

9. Six Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow 
bounded the Eaft w**^ John Page & the Weft the North w'*^ the 
highway & the South w''^ Common land granted to him. 

[136] (3) 

William Jennifon. 

1. An Homeftall of fifty Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
"W**^ John Bernard John Trane George Munnings George Park- 
hurft & Michael Berftow the Weft w'*^ John Whitney Ifaac Mixer 
Miles Nutt & John Shearman the North w''^ Thomas Philpott & 
the South w* the highway granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimationadioyningtotheformer 
vpland at the Southweft end of it granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of vpland w'^ a Pond by eftimation lying in 
Patches adioyning to his Meddow & the former vpland granted 
to him. 



72 Watertown Records. 

4. Sixteen Acres & halfe by eftimation of vpland beyond the 
further Plaine & the fifty one lott granted to him & Robert 
Jennifon. 

5. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation at Bever brooke 
bounded the North w'*^ Thomas Bartlet the South w* Barnaby 
Windes the Eaft w''^ Common land & the Weft w'*^ John Page 
granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of vpland in Dorchefterfield b}'^ eftimation 
bounded the North w'*^ the highway the Weft w'^^Abram. Browne 
& the Southeaft w'^ the river granted to him. 

7. Eight Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft w'^ 
John Loveran the Eaft w*^ John Bernard the North w'^ the high- 
way & the South w''^ the Marfh granted to him. 

8. Ten Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w* Edward How the Weft w*"^ Samuel Holier 
the North w*^ Edmond Blois & the South w'^ the river granted 
to him. 

9. Ten Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the lixt lott 
granted to him. 

10. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divi- 
dent in the third Divilion & the twenty five lott granted to him. 

[127] 

Richard Browne. 

I. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'h Richard Beers & John Prefcott the Eaft w'"^ John 
Smith the Weft w'^ William Knop & the South w'^ William 
Barfham granted to him 

3. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South 
w* William Barfham & the North w'*^ his owne granted to 
him. 

3. Nine Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the South w* the river the North w«h the highway the 
Eaft w'h John Stowers & the Weft w*'^ Winifred Woolcott 
granted to him. 

4. Nine Acres of remote Meddow bounded w'^ the farmeland 
& the seventy two lott granted to him. 

5. Twelve Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation lying next 
the turne of the river granted to him. 

6. Fifteen Acres of vpland by eftimation vpon the meeting 
houfe Common three Acres of it adioyning to his homeftall the 
other twelve adioyning to the meeting houfe land & bounded w*'* 
the highway granted to him. 

7. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w'l^ George Munnings the South w'*^ John Grout the Eaft w'*' the 
highway & the Weft w'*^ William Jennifon granted to him. 

8. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation in the town plott 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ William Clarke the Weft w*^ Jofeph Bemis 
the South w* Nathan Filke & the North w»^ the highway granted 
to him. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 73 

9. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w*^ 
Abram Browne the Weft w''^ WilHam Bridges the North w* 
Roger WilHngton & the South with Banklane granted to him. 

10. Two Acres & halfe of Marfh by eftimation bounded the 
South w*^ the river the North w'^ Henry Cuttris the Eaft w'l^ 
John Smith & the Weft w'^ Jeremiah Norcroffe granted to 
him. 

1 1 . Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the twenty foure lott granted to him. 

12. Three Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South 
w*^ the river the Eaft w*^ Abram Browne the Weft w**^ William 
Bridges & the North w'*^ Simon Stone granted to him. 

[128] (4) 

Thomas Maihue. 

1. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation w'^^^a Pond in it bounded 
the South & Weft w'^ the highway the Eaft w'^^ John Loveran & 
John Beniamin granted to him. 

2. Thirty Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by eftima- 
tion bounded the South w'^ the river the North w'^ the highway 
the Eaft w* Edward How & the Weft w* John Firmin granted 
to him. 

3. Eighty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Divifion & the twelfe lott granted to him. 

4. Thirty Acres of Meddow by eftimation in the remote Med- 
dowes & the Eighty firft lott granted to him. 

5. Thirty one Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond 
the further Plaine & the twenty two lott granted to him. 

Simon Stone. 

1. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation adioyning to his 
homeftall bounded w'^ his owne land granted to him. 

2. Two Acres & halfe of Meddow by eftimation bounded w*^ 
his owne land & the river granted to him. 

3. Fourteen Acres of Plowland in the farther Plaine by efti- 
mation bounded the Eaft w'^ John Hayward the Weft w'^ Ifaac 
Mixer the South w'^ the highway & the North w'^ Common land 
granted to him. 

4. Seventy Acres of vpland by eftimation beii^g a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the feventh lott granted to 
him. 

5. Fourteen Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
third lott granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of vpland at the Townplott by eftimation bounded 
the North w'^' the highway the South w'^ Thomas Fleg the Eaft 
w'hjofeph Bemis & the Weft w'^ Nicholas Bufby granted to 
him. 



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[139] 

Thomas Haftings. 

1 . An Homeftall of fourteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'h the highway the Weft w'*^ Edward Dikes the North w'^^ 
Henry Bright fen & OHver Callow the South w* Henry Dow 
granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation adioyning tohisowne 
land granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Patch meddow 
bounded the South & Weft w'*^ Common land the North w*^ 
Samuel Freeman & the Eaft w'*^ the Brooke granted to him. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the twelfe lott granted to him. 

5. Two Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the North South & Eaft w*^ the highwayes & the Weft 
w''^ Edmond White granted to him. 

6. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the hundred 
& fift lott granted to him. 

Jeremiah Norcroffe. 

I. Thirty eight Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond 
the farther Plaine & the twenty foure lott granted to him. 

Edmond Mafon. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the river the North w'^ William Barfham the Eaft & 
Weft w'^ Jeremiah Norcroffe granted to him. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being the great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the fixt lott granted to him. 

3. One Acre of Plowland in the further Plaine bounded the 
South w'^ the river the North w''^ the highway the Eaft w'^ John 
Firmin & the Weft w'^ Jeremiah Norcroffe granted to him. 

4. One Acre of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
Eighty eight lott granted to him. 

[130] (5) 

Robert Tuck. 

1. An flomeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the river the North w'*^ William Barftiam the Eaft & 
Weft w'^ Jeremiah Norcroffe granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of vpland by eftimation in Dorchester field 
bounded the South w'^ the river the North w'^ William Barfham 
the Eaft & Weft w*^ Jeremiah Norcroffe granted to him. 

3. Five Acres of Plowland in the farther Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the South w'^ the river the North w'^ the highway the 
Eaft & ^Veft w'*^ Jeremiah Norcroffe granted to him. 

4. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty 
five lott granted to him. 



Lands, Gratits and Possessions. 75 

q Thirty Acres of vpland by eftlmation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the Nineteen lott granted to him. 

John Batchilor. 

I An Homeftall of feven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Sou'th w'h the Marlh the North w"^ Jeremiah Norcroffe the Ealt 
w'l^ Edward Garfield & the Weft w'»^ Edward How granted to 

^T" Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South w'l^ 
the 'river the North w»h his owne vpland the Eaft w^^ Edward 
Garfield & the Weft w'^ Edward How granted to him. _ 

-2 Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the farther Plaine 
bounded the South w'^ the river the North w'^ the_ highway the 
Eaft & Weft w''^ Jeremiah Norcroffe granted to him. 

4. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the twenty 
feventh lott granted to him. 

c Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Div\dent in the fecond divifion & the twenty lott granted to 

^^6 ' Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'h'the highway the Eaft w'^ Edward Garfield the North w^^ 
Jacob Segar. 

[131] 



Francis Smith. 

1 An Homeftall of Six Acres bounded the South w'^ the 
Marlh the North w^^ John Smith the Eaft w'^ Henry Cuttris ^ 
the Weft w'>^ Jeremiah Norcrofl:e granted to him. ^ ^ , . 

2 Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South w' 
the river & the North w'^ his owne granted to him 

-2 Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Welt ^c 
North wth the highway the Eaft w'^ Jeremiah Norcrofle & the 
South w'^ the river granted to him. 

4. Eight Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine by egimation 
hounded the North & South w'^ the highwayes the Eaft w 
Richard Sawtle & the Weft w^^ John Loveran granted to him. 

5. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation tiL the hun- 
dred & fecond lott granted to him. 

6 Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the twenty one lott granted to him. 

7 Thirteen Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the fifty eight lott granted to him. 

Nicholas Guy. 

I. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w|J^ 
the Meetinghoufe land the South w'^ John Grout the North w 
his owne land & the Weft w'^ the highway granted to him. 



76 Waterto-wn Records. 

Brian Pembleton. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*^ the highway the Weft w''^ WilHam Jennifon the North 
w'*^ George Parkhurft the South w**' John Trane granted to 
him. 

2. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
the meeting houfe land the Weft vv'^ the highway the North w'*^ 
William Page & the South w'^ Nicholas Guy granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South & 
North w**^ the highway the Eaft w'^ Christopher Grant & the 
Weft w''^ Richard Holden granted to him. 

4. Five Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft w'^ 
the highway the Eaft & North with William Knop fen & the 
South w*^ Robert Lock wood granted to him. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'^ Edward Dikes the Eaft & South w''^ the brooke & the North 
w'^ Common land granted to him. 

6. Twelve Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^ Thomas WincoU the Weft w'^ John 
Lawrence the North w'*^ the Dividents & the South w'^ the high- 
way granted to him. 

[133] (6) 

7. Twelve x^cres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
Ninety six lott granted to him. 

8. Seventy Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the Nineteen lott granted to him. 

9. Eighteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the forty one lott granted to him. 

Abram Browne. 

1. An Homeftall of ten Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft w'*^ banklane the South \veft w'*^ Simon Stone the 
North & North weft w'^ Roger Willington granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South w'^ 
the river the North w'^ banklane the Eaft w'^ the Creeke & the 
Weft w'^ Simon Stone granted to him. 

3. An Homeftall of Twenty eight Acres by eftimation bounded 
the North & South w'^ the highway the Eaft w''^ the way downe 
to the river & the Weft w'"^ his owne land granted to him. 

4. Ten Acres of Plowland by eftimation adioyning to the 
former & bounded w'^ his owne land granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation adioyning to the former 
& bounded w'*^ his owne land granted to him. 

6. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patches adioyning 
to the former land & bounded w'^ his owne granted to him. 

7. Halfe an Acre of Meddow by eftimation w''^ a peece of 
Swamp adioyning to his homeftall granted to him. 



La7ids^ Gratits and Possessions. 77 

S. Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North & 
Weft w''^ the highway the South w**^ his owne land & the Eaft 
w'^ John Bernard & the river granted to him. 

9. A Pond of one Acre by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'*^ 
John Coolige the South w'^ Edmond Blois the Weft with the 
highway & the North w'^ John Prefcott granted to him. 

10. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
In the fecond Divifion & the twenty two lott granted to him. 

1 1 . Ten Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 
Sixteen lott granted to him. 

[133] 

John Browne. 

I. An Homeftall of Thirteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w''^ the highway the South w**^ Robert Daniel the Eaft w'^ 
John Bernard & the Weft w'^ Robert Jennifon granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded w'^ Abram 
Browne & granted to him. 

3. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the twenty lott granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of i^emote Meddow by eftimation & the twenty 
fix lott granted to him. 

5. Two Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South w*^ 
Robert Daniel & his owne former homeftall granted to his 
Children, Hannah, & Mary Browne. 

Ifaac Sterne. 

1. An Homeftall of twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Weft w«^ the highway the Eaft w«h Pequuflett Meddow the North 
w''^ John Warrin & the South w'^ John Bifcoe granted to him. 

2. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South w'^ 
John Bifcoe the North w'^ John Warrin the Eaft w''' Pequuflet 
meddow & the Weft w''^ the highway granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft w*^ 
William Hammond the Weft w'*^ his owne vpland the North w'^ 
John Warrin & the South w'*^ Thomas Boyden granted to him. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow in Plaine Meddow by eftimatioa 
bounded the North & Eaft w'^ John Whitney the South w'^ John 
Page granted to him. 

5. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation being An Homeftall 
bounded the South w'^ the highway the North w'^ Pond lane the 
Eaft w'h William Paine & the Weft w'^ John Goffe granted to 
him. 

6. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
In the fourth Divifion & the fifteen lott granted to him. 

7. Twenty feven Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the fourth lott granted to him. 

S. Twelve Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by eftima- 
tion bounded the North w'^ the highway the South w'^ the river 
the Eaft w'^^ John KIngsberry & the Weft w'^ Miles Nutt 
granted to him. 



^8 Water town Records. 

9. Twelve Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & fift lott 
granted to him. 

[134] (7) 

Emanuel White. 

1. An Homeftall of Fifteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southweft w''^ Edward How the Northweft w'^ John Eddie & 
the Eaft w'^ the highway granted to him. 

2. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded w'^ George 
Parkhurft & the highway granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'h John WincoU the Weft w'^ 'Richard Wait the North w'*^ 
Abram Browne granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
forty third lott granted to him. 

5. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the South w'^ the highway the North w'*' Com- 
mon land the Eaft w*^ John Springe & the Weft w'^ William 
Gutterig granted to him. 

6. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divilion & the Eleventh lott granted to 
him. 

Simon Eire fen. 

1. An Homeftall of fix Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
Weft & South w'*^ the highway & Common land the North w*"^ 
his owne granted to him. 

2. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth divilion & the firft lott granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w* Nicholas Bufby the Eaft w''^ his owne & the South w'^ Wil- 
liam Hammond granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South- 
weft w'*^ William Hammond the Northeaft & Weft w'*^ his owne 
granted to him. 

K. Two Acres of Swampe by eftimation bounded the South 
w"* William Hammond the Northeaft & W^eft w**^ his owne land 
granted to him. 

6. Eighteen Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither 
Plaine bounded the South w'*^ the river the North w'^ the high- 
way the Eaft & Weft w'^ his owne granted to him. 

7. Eighteen Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
feventh lott granted to him. 

8. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation bounded w'^ 
Common land granted to him. 

[135] 

9. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation at the town plott 
bounded the Eaft & South w'^ the highway the Weft w»^ his owne 
& the North w'^ Samuel Freeman granted to him. 



Lands^ Gratits and Possessions. 7^ 

10. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w*^ Common land the North w'*^ Cambridge line & the South w'** 
John Clough granted to him. 

11. Eighteen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
North w'^ Cambridge line the South w''^ John Clough & William 
Paine the Eaft w'^ John Coolige & the Weft adioyning to the 
former land granted to him. 

Daniel Pattrick. 

1. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South w'^ 
the highway the North w'^ Samuel Freeman the Eaft w''^ Jofeph 
Tainter & the Weft w'^ Nathan Fifke granted to him. 

2. Fourteen Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither 
Plalne bounded the Eaft w'^ Gregory Taylor the Weft w'^ 
Ephraim Child the North w'^ the highway & the South w'^ the 
river granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Sevent)r 
lott gra.xted to him. 

William Paine. 

1. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded' 
the South w'"^ the highway the North w'^ Jofeph Moile the Eaft 
w'^ John Coolige & the Weft w''^ John Clough granted to him. 

2. Thirteen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
with the highway the Eaft w''^ John Coolige the Weft w'^ the 
Swampe & the South w'^ Thomas Haftings & Thomas Boyfon 
granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of Meadow by eftimation adioyning to the 
former & bounded the South w''^ Thomas Haftings granted to 
him. 

4. Seventy Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divi- 
dent in the firft Divifion & the Eleventh lott granted to him. 

5. Twenty foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the 
farther Plaine bounded the South w'^ the highway the North w'^ 
[136] (8) Common land the Eaft w*^ Martin Vnderwood 
granted to him. 

6. Twenty foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & 
the Sixty eight lott granted to him. 

7. Two Acres & one Rood of Marfh by eftimation bounded 
the Southeaft w'^ the river the Northweft w'*^ banklane granted 
to him. 

S. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Patch meddow 
bounded w'^ Common land granted to him. 

9. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow^ 
bounded the Weft w'^ John Page the Eaft w'^ his owne the South 
& North w'*^ Common land granted to him. 

10. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Pondmeddow 
bounded the North & South w*"^ John Smiths Divident granted 
to him. 



So Watertoivn Records, 

John Bernard. 

1. An Homeftall of Thirteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w'*^ John Trane the Eaft vv'^ 
John Grout & the Weft w'^ William Jennifon granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
Av*^ the highway the South w'^ Robert Lockwood the Eaft vv'^ 
George Munnings & the Weft w*^ his owiie granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Swampe by eftimation bounded the North 
w'li the highway the South w'^ William Potter the Weft w'*^ Jo- 
feph Tainter granted to him. 

4. Two Acres of Swampe by eftimation bounded the North 
& Eaft w'^ the highway the South w'*^ Jofeph Tainter & the Weft 
w'*^ Robert Jennifon granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation in Dorchefter field 
bounded the South w''^ Jeremiah Norcrofle the North w'^ John 
Loveran the Eaft w* William Barfham & the Weft w'^ Robert 
Lockwood granted to him. 

6. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation & vpland bounded 
the Southweft w'*^ the river the Northeaft w'"^ Thomas Dudley & 
Edward How granted to him. 

7. Five Acres of Meddow by eftimation in W^eftmeddow 
bounded the Weft w*^ John Loveran the Northeaft w''^ Ephraim 
Child & the South w'^ the highway granted to him. 

[137] 

8. Ten Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by efti- 
mation bounded the South w'"^ the highway the North w'^ Com- 
mon land the Eaft w«^ Henry Cuttris & the Weft w'*^ Thomas 
Brookes granted to him. 

9. Ten Acres of Meddow by eftimation in the remote Med- 
dowes & the Eighty two lott granted to him. 

10. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divi- 
dent in the firft Divifion & the twenty two lott granted to him. 

11. Thirty one Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond 
the further Plaine & the twenty five lott granted to him. 

John Loveran. 

1. An Homeftall of Thirty Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w^'^ the highway the South w'*^ the river the Eaft w'^ 
Ephraim Child & the Weft w'l^ John Beniamin granted to him. 

2. Eight Acres of Plowland in Dorchefter field by eftimation 
adioyning to his owne granted to him. 

3. Two Acres & halfe of Meddow by eftimation adioyning to 
his owne granted to him. 

4. Twelve Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Weft meddow 
bounded the Eaft w'^ John Bernard & Ephraim Child the North 
& South w'*^ the great Dividents granted to him. 

5. Twenty Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine by eftima- 
tion bounded the North & South w^^ the highwayes the Eaft w'^ 
Francis Smith & the Weft w**^ Edmond Blois granted to him. 



Lands ^ Grants and Possessions. 8i 

6, Twenty Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation and the 
ninety five lott granted to him. 

7. Eighty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divi- 
dent in the third Divifion & the twenty one lott granted to him. 

S. Eighteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the fifty foure lott granted to him. 

[138] (9) 

John Bifcoe. 

I. Twenty feven Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the Eight lott granted to him. 

John Eddie. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the South weft w'^ his owne the Eaft w*^ 
the highway the North weft w*^ Martin Vnderwood the Weft w'*^ 
Edward How & John Wincoll granted to him 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation & one Acre of vpland 
bounded the Southweft w'*^ the highway the Northweft w'^ Rich- 
ard Woodward & Edmond Blois granted to him. 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the tenth lott granted to him. 

4. Nineteen Acres & halfe by eftimation of vpland beyond the 
further Plaine & the twenty feven lott granted to him. 

5. Nine Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty 
foure lott granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North & 
Eaft w'"^ Edward How & the South w'^^ Martin Vnderwood 
granted to him. 

7. Two Acres & one Rood of Marfh by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft w'^ the river the Weft w'^ Bank lane granted to him. 

8. One Acre & halfe of Meddow by eftimation lying neere the 
litle Plaine by the highway fide granted to him. 

9. Seven Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the South w«^ the river the North w«^ the highway the 
Eaft w*!^ John Tomfon & the Weft w'^ Beniamin Crifpe granted 
to him. 

10. One Acre & halfe of Meddow by eftimation in Wards 
Meddow bounded the Northeaft w''^ the highway the Southeaft 
w'h Edward Garfield & Thomas Arnold granted to him. 

[139] 

Hugh Mafon. 

1. An Homeftall of three Acres by eftimation bounded w*^ 
his owne land & the highway granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the North w*^ the highway the South w'*^ the 
river the Eaft w'*^ Edward Garfield & the Weft w**» Thomas 
Bartlet granted to him. 



S3 Watertoivn Records. 

3. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Eight 
lott granted to him. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the fixt lott granted to him. 

5. Two Acres of Aleddow by eftimation in Rockmeddow 
bounded the Northeaft w*^ John Coolige & Edmond Lewis & 
the Weft w*'^ John Bifcoe granted to him. 

Robert Lockwood. 

I. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded 
the Northeaft w'*^ Nicholas Knap the Northweft w*^ John Bernard 
& Robert Daniel the Southeaft w'^ Nicholas Knap & the South- 
weft w'"^ banklane granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation in Pine Marfh bounded 
the South w''* the river the North w'*^ John Bernard granted to 
him. 

3. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Pondmeddow 
bounded the Eaft & North w'^ John Page & the Weft w'^ Ifaac 
Sterne granted to him. 

4. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the thirteen lott granted to 
him. 

^. Sixteen Acres & halfe by eftimation of vpland beyond the 
further Plaine & the third lott granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the North & South w'^> the highwayes the Eaft w'^^ Jofeph 
Moffe & the Weft w'^ Samuel Freeman granted to him. 

7. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the twenty 
foure lott granted to him. 

[140] (10) 

John Smith fen. 

I. An Homeftall of Eleven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Northeaft w'*^ Samuel Hofier the Northweft w'^ the addition line 
the Southweft w'"^ William Barfham & Richard Browne & the 
Southeaft w'^ banklane granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South w'** 
the river the North & Eaft w''^ Henry Cuttris the Weft w* Jere- 
miah Norcroffe granted to him. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the third lott granted to him. 

4. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Robert Vezy the Weft w»^ Simon Eireiun 
the North & South w*'^ the highwayes granted to him. 

5. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the twenty 
two lott granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation in the towne Plott 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Bartolemew Perfon the Weft w'*^ John 
Perfe the North w'^ the highway & the South w* Nicholas Thele 
granted to him 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 83 

William Barfham. 

I. An Homeftall of Twenty eight Acres by eftimation 
bounded the South & Weft w''^ Jeremiah Norcroffe & Francis 
Smith the North & Eaft w* Richard Browne & John Smith & 
his owne land granted to him. 

3. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the fecond Divilion & the Eighteen lott granted to 
him. 

3. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded North & South w'^ the highwayes the Eaft & Weft w* 
Simon Eire iun granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the hun- 
dred & fixt lott granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation at y^ Towne Plott 
bounded the Eaft w'^ John Perfe the Weft w'*^ William Parker 
the North w'^ the highway & the South w''^ Richard Beech 
granted to him. 

[141] 

Richard Woodward. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*** John Springe Martin Vnderwood & the highway the 
Northweft w*^ John Wincoll & the Northeaft w'^ John Knights 
& John Wincoll granted to him. 

2. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation w*^ One Acre of 
vpland bounded the Eaft w'^ John Eddie the Weft w*^ Edward 
How & John Eddie the North w* Edward How & the South w''^ 
the highway granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Northeaft 
-^Tth William Jennifon & the Southweft w''^ the highway granted 
to him. 

4. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the twenty lott granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the South w* the River the North w'^ the highway the 
Eaft w'^ John Whitney & the Weft w'^ Charles Chadwick 
granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty two 
lott granted to him. 

7. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the twenty eight lott granted to him. 

8. Foure Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft North & South w''^ the highway & the Weft 
w'*^ John Perfe granted to him. 

Robert Seely. 

I. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w* Cambridge line the South w''' John Day the Eaft w*'' 
Ifaac Hart & the Weft w'^ Edmond White granted to him. 



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.2. Twenty two Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
South and Weft w'^ Jeremiah NorcroiTe & Francis Smith the 
North and Eaft w'^ William Barfham granted to him. 

[143) (II) 

Edward Dikes. 

1. An Homeftall of Eleven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w''^ Henry Bright fen & Thomas Haftings the Weft w'*^ the 
highway the North w* Beniamin Crifpe the South w'** Thomas 
Bartlet granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South 
w''^ his owne the North w'^ Common land & the Eaft w'** George 
Munnings granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'^ the highway the Weft w'^ John Flemming & the North w**^ 
Miles Nutt granted to him. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Divilion & the fourth lott granted to him. 

5. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
farther Plaine & the thirty six lott granted to him. 

6. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the South w'*^ the river the North w'*^ the high- 
way the Eaft w'^^ Winifred Woolcott & the Weft w''^ Timothy 
Hawkins granted to him. 

7. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Sixty 
two lott granted to him. 

Thomas Bartlet. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ Robert Vezy & Henry Goldftone the Weft w*^ the high- 
way the North w'*^ Edward Dikes & the Southweft w'^ the high- 
way granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'*^ the banke next Pond Meddow granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'^ the highway the Weft w'"^ Henry Kemball the Eaft w'^ John 
Bifcoe & the North w'^ John Laurence granted to him. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Divilion & the eighteen lott granted to him. 

5. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w^^ Hugh Mafon the Weft w''' Laurence 
Waters the North w*^ the highway & the South w'^^ the river 
granted to him. 

6. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Seventy 
nine lott granted to him. 

7. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the thirteen lott granted to him. 



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[143] 

John Whitney fen. 

I. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation at Beverbrooke 
bounded the Weft w*^ John Page & the South w'^ the brooke 
granted to him. 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Divifion & the Sixteen lott granted to him. 

3. Ten Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Eighty 
third lott granted to him. 

4. Ten Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded theEaft w*^ 
Samuel Saltenftall the Weft w'"^ Richard Woodward the North 
w'^ the highway & the South w'^ Common land granted to him. 

5. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Pond Meddow 
bounded the Weft w*'' Ifaac Sterne the South w**^ John Stowers 
& the Eaft w''^ the highway granted to him. 

6. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft w'^ 
Martin Vnderwood the Eaft w'^ Laurence Waters granted to 
him. 

7. Eighteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plame & the forty five lott granted to him. 

S. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
North w*^ the highway the Weft w''^ Bartholemew Perfon & the 
South w'^ Richard Wait granted to him. 

John Stickling. 

I. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ William Jennifon the Weft w'^ Martin Vnderwood the 
North w'h Ifaac Mixer & the South w'*^ William Jennifon 
granted to him. 

Edmond Lewis. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'*^ Samuel Freeman the North & Eaft w'^ Edward How 
& the Weft w'^* the highway granted to him. 

2. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Rockmeddow 
bounded the Weft w^^ the brooke the Eaft & South w'*^ Common 
land & the North w'*^ John Clough granted to him. 

3. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the twenty five lott granted to him. 

4. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ John Knights the Weft w'^ William Swift 
the North w'^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river granted to 
him. 

[144] (12) 

5. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Sixty 
one Lott granted to him. 

6. One Acre of remote Meddow by eftimation bounded by 
the great Dividents granted to him. 



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Nicholas Knap. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft w'^ William Barfham the Northeaft w'^ Richard Browne 
the Northweft w'^ Robert Lockwood the Southeaft w'^ banklane 
granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of Pine Marfh by eftimation bounded the South 
w"^ the river & the North w'*^ John Bernard granted to him. 

3. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
North w'^ John Page the Weft w'*^ Ifaac Sterne granted to him, 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the feventeen lott granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'h Edward Garfield the Weft w'^ John Ellett 
the North w'^ the highway & the South w''^ the river granted to 
him. 

6. Seven Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation 81 the thirty 
nine lott granted to him. 

7. Thirteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the farther 
Plaine & tlie Fifty nine lott granted to him. 

Thurfton Rainer. 

I. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & North w'*^ the highway the Weft w'^ Elliz Barron & James 
Cutler & the South w'^ Robert Sanderfon & Richard Linton 
granted to him. 

Gregory Stone. 

1. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North & 
Weft w'*^ William Paine & the South w'^ Thomas Haftings 
granted to him. 

2. Forty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the Eighteen lott granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Rockmeddow 
bounded the North w'*^ Cambridge line the South w'^ John Bifcoe 
[145] & the Eaft w''^ the brooke granted to him. 

4. Ten Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the farther Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w''^ Thomas Brookes the Weft w'^ John Stowers 
the North w'"^ Commonland & the South w''^ the highway 
granted to him. 

5. Ten Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Seventy 
eight lott granted to him. 

Thomas Boyfon. 

I . Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further Plaine 
& the Fifty third lott granted to him. 



Lands, Grants a?id Possessions. 87 

James Cutler. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftlmation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ Thomas Boyfon the Weft & the North w«^ the highway 
& the South w**> ElHz Barron granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'^ the highway the Northeaft w'*' Thomas King & the North 
weft w*'^ Common land granted to him. 

3. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the twenty feven lott granted to 
him. 

4. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Hun- 
dred & Eleventh lott granted to him. 

5. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the farther Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w"^ Timothy Hawkins the Weft w* John Pref- 
cott the North w"^ the highway & the South w'^^ the river 
granted to him. 

6. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the farther 
Plaine & the fifty five lott granted to him. 

7. One Acre of Meddow in Beverbrook Meddow by eftimation 
bounded w*^ Common land granted to him. 

Richard Kemball. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w''^ the highway the North w'^ Cambridge line the Eaft 
w'h Williani Hamlett & the Weft w'*> Edmond White granted 
to him. 

3. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
Thomas Boyfon & Richard Linton the Weft w'^ the highway the 
North w*^ James Cutler & the South w'*^ Thomas Smith granted 
to him. 

[146] (13) 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North w'*^ 
John Perfe the South w'^ the highway the Eaft w'*^ Nicholas 
Thele & the Weft w'i> George Parkhurft granted to him. 

4. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the twenty eight lott granted to him 

5. Twelve Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'^ Nathaneel Bowman the Weft w'^^ Richard Browne the North 
w'^ the highway & the South w'^ the river granted to him. 

6. Twelve Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
Sixty nine lott granted to him. 

Thomas Smith. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*^ Richard Linton & William Godfree the Weft w'^ the high- 
way the North w*** Elliz Barron & the South w'^ Beniamin Crifpe 
granted to him. 



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2. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the fecond lott granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ John Beniamin the Weft w*^ Henry Dow 
the North w'*^ Common land & the South w^^ the highway 
granted to him. 

4. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
feventy foure lott granted to him. 

5. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation at Beverbrook bounded 
w'** Common land granted to him. 

6. One Acre & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*"^ the highway the Weft w'^ John Brabrook & the South 
w'^ Timothy Hawkins granted to him. 

7. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further Plaine 
and the forty lott granted to him. 

Thomas Kinge. 

1. An Homeftall of foure Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'** the highway the Weft w'*^ James Cutler the North & 
Eaft w*'^ Common land granted to him. 

2. Halfe an Acre of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w*^ the former land the Northeaft w''^ Common land & the South 
w*'^ the highway granted to him. 

[147] 

Beniamin Crifpe. 

1. An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ William Godfree & Henry Bright fen the Weft w'*^ Ston 
ftreet the North w'^ Thomas Smith & the South w"^ Henry Bright 
fen granted to him. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the Eight lott granted to him. 

3. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the Sixty foure lott granted to him. 

4. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation at beverbrooke bounded 
w'^ Common land granted to him. 

5. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Thirty 
third lott granted to him. 

6. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ John Eddie the Weft w'^ Nicholas Bufby 
the North w*'^ the highway & the South w*^ y^ river granted to- 
him. 

Henry Bright iun. 

1. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ Samuel Freeman the Weft w'*^ Richard 
Sawtle the North & South w'^ the highway granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
William Hammond the Weft w'^ Ifaac Sterne the North w'^ 
Nicholas Bufby & the South w'^ George Parkhurft granted to 
him. 



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3. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divilion & the twenty lott granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty 
eight lott granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'*^ 
George Parkhurft the Weft w«^ Miles Ives the North w*'^ Richard 
Amler & the South w'^ the highway granted to him. 

Thomas Rogers. 

1. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft North & South w'*^ the highway the Weft w'^^ Ephraim 
Child granted to him. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
[148] (14) w'h Robert Daniel the North w'h Jofeph Tainter 
the Weft w'^ Robert Jennifon & the South w'^ the highway 
granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Marfli by eftimation in Pine Marfh bounded 
the South w**^ the river & the North w'^ John Bernard granted 
to him. 

4. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w«^ William Gutterig the Weft w''' John 
Doggett the North w'^ Common land & the South w'^ the highway 
granted to him. 

5. A Pond of one Acre by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
North w*^ Robert Lockwood the Weft w'^ Robert Daniel & the 
South w*^ the highway granted to him. 

6. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation at Weft Meddow 
bounded w'^ the great Dividents granted to him. 

7. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Divilion & the feventh lott granted to him. 

8. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Eighty 
five lott bounded the North w**^ the brooke that comes down 
betweene two hills the Weft w*^ Stony brooke & the Eaft w''^ 
Common land granted to him. 

John Shearman. 

1. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w"^ 
Jonas Eaton the Weft w"^ Thomas Fleg the North w'^ Nicholas 
Bufby & the South w'** the highway granted to him. 

2. Sixteen Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the Sixty five lott granted to him. 

Henry Goldftone. 

1. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft & South w'^ the highway the Weft w'*^ Thom.a3 Bartlet 
& the North w*^ his owne land granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w«h William Hammond & the Eaft w'^ John Brabrook granted 
to him. 



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3. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Weft meddow 
bounded the North w*'' Cambridge Hne the South [149] w'*^ 
Ephraim Child the Eaft & Weft w'*^ Commonland granted to him. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded the North w"^ William Paine & South w'^ his owne 
granted to him. 

5. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the twenty fixt lott granted to him. 

6. Seven Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Fifty 
one lott granted to him. 

7. Twenty one Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the twenty one lott granted to him. 

8. Seven Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ Charles Chadwick the Weft w'^ John Tom- 
fon the North w'^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river granted 
to him. 

Timothy Hawkins. 

1. An Homeftall of Ten Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & North w'^ the highway the Weft w**' William Hammond 
& the South w**' John Lawrence granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w»^ Edward Dikes the Weft w'*^ James Cutler 
the North w'*> the highway <& the South w"^ the river granted to 
him. 

3. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the farther 
Plaine & the fecond lott granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w*^ John Warrin & the North w*'' William Hammond granted 
to him. 

5. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Sixty 
third lott granted to him. 

6. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the Ninth lott granted to him. 

John Lawrence. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ the highway the Weft w'*" his owne Meddow the North 
w'^ Timothy Hawkins & the South w'** John Bifcoe granted to 
him. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft w*^ 
hisownevplandthe Weft w'h John Bifcoe the North [150] (15) 
Yv<h William Hammond & the South w»^ John Flemming granted 
to him. 

3. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
farther Plaine & the Thirty two lott granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'*» Peter Nois the Weft w'^^ John Grout 
the North w'^ the Dividents & the South w'^ the highway 
granted to him. 



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5. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the firft 
lott granted to him. 

6. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded w'^ Nicholas 
Bufbies great Divident granted to him. 

7. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the Eighteen lott granted to him. 

8. An Homeftall of feven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'h Simon Eire the Weft & South w«'' the highway & the 
North w'*^ the Swampe granted to him. 

9. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
North & Weft w'*^ the highway the South w'^ William Page the 
Eaft w*** William Knop iun granted to him. 

Ifaac Cummins. 

1 . Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
North w'h Thomas Boyden the Weft w'^' John Bifcoe&the South 
w*^ Nathaneel Bowman granted to him. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the Fourth Divifion & the fixt lott granted to him. 

Jofeph Mofle. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w*h the highway the South w"^ Richard Woodward the 
Weft w'^ John Wincoll & the Eaft w'*^ John Springe granted to 
him. 

2. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded the Eaft w**^ Samuel Hofier the Weft w*^ John Knights 
the North & South w**^ Common land granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the fourth 
lott granted to him. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the twenty fix lott granted to 
him. 

5. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 

[151] 

w'h Richard Woodward the Weft w*** John Knights the North 

w'^ the highway & the South w**^ the river granted to him. 

6. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Abram Browne the Weft w'^ Robert Lock- 
wood the North & South w'^ the highway granted to him. 

7. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the fixt lott granted to him. 

David Fifke. 

I . Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North w'^ 
the highway the South w«^ George Parkhurft the Eaft w'^ John 
Perfe & the Weft w'^ Richard Amler granted to him. 



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Thomas Wincoll. 

I. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the twenty five lott granted to 
him. 

John Coolige. 

1. Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
eaft w*'' Cambridge line the South w''' his owne land & the Weft 
w''^ Jofeph Mofl"e granted to him. 

2. Foure Acres & three rood of vpland by eftimation bounded 
the North w*'^ the highway the South w'^ Thomas Boyfon the 
Eaft w'h David Fifke & the Weft w'^ William Paine granted to 
him. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Rockmeddow 
bounded the Eaft w'*' the highway the Weft w*^ the brooke the 
North w'*' David Fifke & the South w'^ John Clough granted to 
him. 

4. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
Jonas Eaton the Weft w'^ Abram Browne the North w'^ Ifaac 
Mixer & the South w'*^ the highway granted to him. 

5. One Acre of vpland by eftimation adioyning to the former 
& bounded w'*^ Abram Browne on the Weft granted to him. 

6. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the firft lott granted to him. 

[152] (16) 

7. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the nine- 
teen lott granted to him. 

8. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*'^ Simon Eire iun the Weft w'^ Ephraim 
Child the North & South w'*^ the highway granted to him. 

Edmond Blois. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South & Weft w'h the highway the North & Eaft w»h John Eddie 
& George Woodward granted to him. 

2. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South & 
Weft w'^ the highway the North & Eaft w'^ Abram Browne 
granted to him. 

3. Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the North w*'' the highway the Weft w*^ Common land 
&L the Eaft w'^ John Loveran granted to him. 

Henry Kemball fen. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
\\^^ the highway the Weft & South w'^ Nathaneel Bowman the 
North w'*» John Winter granted to him. 



Lands, Grants and Possessions, 03 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
\v'^ Richard Beers the Weft w*'^ Thomas Bartlet the North w'*' 
Common land & the South w''^ the brooke granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'*^ Thomas Bartlet the Weft w'^ Miles Nutt the South w'^ the 
highway & the North w'^ John Lawrence granted to him. 

4. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the third lott granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*'^ William Knop fen the Weft w'^ John 
Knights the North w'^ Common land & the South w'^ the high- 
way granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Sixty 
five lott granted to him. 

7. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
farther Plaine & the thirty five lott granted to him. 

8. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation bought of y^ towne & 
lying nigh Concord highway in his PoiTelTion. 

[153] 

John Dogget. 

1 . An Homeftall of Fifteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w«h the highway the North & Weft w* the Pond & Nicho- 
las Bufby & the Eaft w**^ William Paine granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
w*^ John Bifcoe & the Southeaft w'^^ John Flemming granted 
to him 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
South w*^ the highway the North w* John Whitney & the Weft 
w* Edmond White granted to him. 

4. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*^ Thomas Rogers the Weft w'^ Martin 
Vnderwood the North w**^ Common land & the South w'^ the 
highway granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty 
feventh Lott granted to him. 

6. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the twelfe lott granted to him. 

Nathaneel Bowman. 

1. An Homeftall of ten Acres & halfe by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft w*'^ the highway the Weft w'*^ Nicholas Theale the South 
w'*^ John Knights & the North w'^ Henry Kemball granted to 
him. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
■wth William Paine the Weft w*^ Ifaac Sterne the South w'^ Henry 
Bright & the North w'^ Henry Kemball granted to him. 

3. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft \v'^ 
John Stowers the Eaft & North w*^ beverbrooke granted to him. 

4. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the fift lott granted to him. 



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5. Seven Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the twenty 
lott granted to him. 

6. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the fifteen lott granted to him. 

7. Seven Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the farther 
Plaine bounded the Eaft & Weft w*^ John Stovs^ers the North w^«^ 
the highway & the South w'^ the river granted to him. 

1154] (17) 

Efther Pickrum. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by . eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the Eaft w'^ Thomas Wincoll the North 
w'^ Nicholas Theale & the Weft w'*^ George Pick.um granted 
to her. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'*^ 
Ifaac Mixer the Weft w'^ Thomas Wincoll the North & Weft 
w'^ John Knights granted to her. 

3. Thirty five of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Divifion & the twenty nine lott granted to her. 

4. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the hundred 
& twelfe lott granted to her. 

5. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Miles Ives the Weft w'^^ Michael Barftow 
the North w'^ the highway & the South v\^'^ the river granted 
to her. 

6. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the forty foure lott granted to her. 

Edward Lam. 

1. An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w''^ the highway the North w'^ Nathaneel Bowman the 
Eaft w'^ John Knight & the Weft w'*^ Lawrence Waters granted 
to him. 

2. Twenty Rod for a garden Plott by eftimation bounded the 
North w'h the highway the South & Weft w'*^ John Knights 
granted to him. 

3. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w''^ John Knights the Weft w'^ Roger 
Willington the North w'^ the highway & the South w'^ the river 
granted to him. 

4. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation in the remote Med- 
dow & the thirty feven lott granted to him. 

5. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the fixt lott granted to him. 

6. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the thirty foure lott granted to him. 

7. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patchmeddow 
bounded the North w'^ William Paine & the South w'^ Henry 
Goldftone granted to him. 



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[155] 

John Ellet. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w*^ the highway the North w*'^ Nathaneel Bowman the 
Eaft w'^ Lawrence Waters & the Weft w**^ Thomas WincoU 
granted to him. 

2. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the feventeen lott granted to 
him. 

3. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the twelfe 
lott granted to him. 

4. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the thirty eight lott granted to him. 

5. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w''^ Nicholas Knap the Weft w'^ Edward How 
the North w*^ the highway & the South w'^ the river granted to 
him. 

6. One Acre of Meddow in Patchmeddow by eftimation 
bounded v^^'^ Common land granted to him. 

John Springe. 

1. An Homeftall of two Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
& North w'^ the highway the Weft w''^ Richard Woodward &the 
North w'*^ Martin Vnderwood granted to him. 

2. Twelve Acres of vpliand by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w*^ the highway the Eaft w''^ Martin Vnderwood the South w'*^ 
Ifaac Mixer granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
David Fifke the Weft w''' Edmond White the North w'^ Common 
land & the South w'*^ the highway granted to him. 

4. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the thirteen 
lott granted to him. 

5. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the thirteen lott granted to him. 

6. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the fifty feven lott granted to him. 

7. One Acre of Meddow in Patchmeddow by eftimation 
bounded w*'^ Common land granted to him. 

[156] (iS) 

Martin Vnderwood. 

1 . An Homeftall of One Acre by eftimation bounded the E^ft 
w'^ the highway the Weft w'*^ Richard Woodward & the North 
w*^ John Springe granted to him. 

2. Eight Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'*^ John Whitney the North w'^^ Ifaac Mixer & the Weft w*^ 
John Springe granted to him. 

3. One Acre & halfe of Meddow & halfe an Acre of Vpland 
by eftimation bounded the South w'^ the highway the Eaft w* 
Edward How the Weft w'^^ John Eddy & the North w* Richard 
Woodward granted to him. 



^6 Watertowti Records. 

4. Two Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine bounded the 
Eaft w'h Richard Wait the Weft w*'^ William Paine the North 
w'^ Common land & the South w* the highway granted to him. 

5. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the fecond 
lott granted to him. 

6. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the Ninth lott granted to him. 

7. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the Eleventh lott granted to him. 

Thomas Cakebred. 

1. An Homeftall of foure Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South eaft w'*' Edmund Anger the Northweft w'^ the highway 
the Southeaft w'^ George Phillips the Southweft w*^ the highway 
granted to him.* 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & Weft 
w*^ the highway the North w* Nicholas Guy granted to him. 

3. Five Acres of Meddow by eftimation beyond the Plaine 
bounded the Weft w* Ephraim Child & the Eaft w''^ his owne 
land granted to him. 

4. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the fift lott granted to him. 

5. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Ptaine bounded w* Common land. 

6. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the twenty nine lott granted to him. 

7. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the thirty 
five lott granted to him. 

8. Eight Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^ John Lawrence the Weft w'^ Henry 
Cuttris the North w*'^ Common land & the South w'^ the highway 
granted to him. 

[157] 

Lawrence Waters. 

1. An homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w*^ the highway the North w'^ Nathaneel Bowman the 
Eaft w'*» Edward Lam & the Weft w«h John Ellett granted to 
him. 

2. Foure Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w* Thomas Bartlet the Weft w«^ Garret Church 
the North w'*^ the highway & the South w*"^ the river granted to 
him. 

3. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Ninety 
foure lott granted to him. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the tenth lott granted to him. 

* [The above item is crossed out in the original records. — Eds.] 



Lands, Grants and Possessions. 97 

5. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the fourteen lott granted to him. 

6. One Acre of Meddow in Patch meddow by eftimation 
bounded w* Common land granted to him. 

Miles Nut. 

1 . Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South- 
weft w* the highway the North w'^ Edward Dikes & the Eaft 
w'^ Henry Kemball granted to him. 

2. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded w'^ Common land granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w''^ Ifaac Sterne the Weft w'^ Thomas Fill- 
brick the North w''^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river 
granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of remote meddow by eftimation & the fifty 
eight lott granted to him. 

5. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Dividenc in the third Divilion & the twenty three lott granted 
to him. 

6. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the twelfe lott granted to him. 

John Reinolds. 

I. An Homeftall of Five Acres & halfe by eftimation bounded 
the North w'^ the highway the South w*^ Ifaac Mixer & the Eaft 
w'*^ John Sherman granted to him. 

[158] (19) 

John Kingsberry. 

1. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ John Prefcott the Weft w'^' Ifaac Sterne the 
North w'*^ the highway & the South w*^ the river granted to 
him. 

2. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the fifty 
foure lott granted to him. 

3. Forty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divilion & the feventeen lott granted to him. 

4. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the Sixty feven lott granted to him. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Pond meddow 
bounded with the great Dividents granted to him. 

Ifaac Mixer. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w«h William Jennifon the weft w'^ the highway the North w**^ 
Miles Nutt & the South w'^ John Whitney & John Springe 
granted to him- 



^S Watertoivn Records. 

2. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w''^ Simon Stone the Weft w'^ Thomas 
Andrewes the North w'^ Common land & the South w'^ the 
highway granted to him. 

3. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
twenty eight lott granted to him. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the fourth lott granted to him. 

5. An Homeftall of fix Acres by eftimation bounded the South 
w'^ John Coolige the North w'^ the highway the Eaft w'^ Nicholas 
Bufby & the Weft w'** John Prefcott granted to him. 

6. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded w'^ Common land granted to him. 

John Hayward. 

1 . An Homeftall of Twenty foure Acres by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft w'^ William Eaton the Weft w"^ Richard Beers the North 
w'^ the great Pond & the South w'^ Garret Church & Simon 
Onge granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the Southeaft 
w'^ the river the Northeaft w'*^ Banklane granted to him, 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the twenty foure lott granted to him. 

4. Seven Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine [159] bounded the Eaft w'^ Henry Dow the Weft w'^ 
Simon Stone the North w* Common land & the South w''^ the 
highway granted to him. 

5. Seven Acres of Meddow by eftimation in remote Meddowes 
& the Sixty foure lott granted to him. 

6. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow 
bounded the Weft w*^ Robert Daniel & the Eaft w'^^ William 
Paine granted to him. 

7. Three Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
North & South w*^ the highway the Weft w*^ George Munnings 
& the Eaft w'^ Common land granted to him. 

Robert Daniel. 

1. Eight Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w* Thomas Filbrick the Weft w* 
Edward How the North w'*^ the highway & the South w* the 
river granted to him. 

2. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty 
nine lott granted to him. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the fourth lott granted to him. 

4. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow 
bounded the Eaft w''^ John Hayward the North & South w'^ 
Common land granted to him. 

5. Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation in Dorchefter field 
bounded the South w''' the highway the North w'^ William Bar- 
Iham the Eaft w''^ Henry Cuttris & the Weft w'^ Nicholas Knap 
granted to him. 



Lands^ Grajtts and Possessions, 99 

Nicholas Jacob. 

I. An Homeftall of thirteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'^ Jofeph Tainter & William Potter the Eaft w'^ John 
Barnard & Robert Lockwood the South & Weft w'^ Thomas 
Rogers granted to him. 

Nicholas Bufby. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'*' Jofeph Bemis the Weft w'*^ Ifaac Mixer the North w* the 
highway & the South w'*^ Jonas Eaton granted to him. 

[160] (20) 

Andrew Ward. 

I. An Homeftall often Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w* the drift way & John Dogget the Weft w'^ Winifred Woolcott 
& the North w*'' the great Pond granted to him. 

Edmond Shearman. 

1. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Pequuflet Med- 
dow bounded the Eaft w''^ Simon Eire fen the Weft w* John 
Warrin the North w'^ Edward How & the Southweft w'^ George 
Parkhurft granted to him. 

2. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w'^ Justinian Holden the Eaft 
w'"" Chriftofer Grant & the Weft w'^ Richard Holden granted to 
him. 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Diviiion & the fecond lott granted to him. 

4. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w"^ Beniamin Crifpe the Weft w'^ Simon Eire 
fen the North w''^ the highway & the South w'^ the river granted 
to him. 

5. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the fifty 
third lott granted to him. 

John Goffe. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w* Ifaac Sterne the Weft w* William Paine the North w'*^ 
Pondlane & the South w'^ the highway granted to him. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the twenty feven lott granted 
to him. 

3. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'*^ the brooke the Weft w'*^ John 
Stowers the North w'^ the highway & the South w''* the river 
granted to him. 



lOO Waterto'W7i Records. 

4. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty 
lott granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Northeaft 
w'** Richard Holden the Southweft w'*^ Thomas Taylor the 
Northweft w'*^ the highway & the Southeaft w'^ Simon Stone 
granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the twenty lott granted to him. 

fl61] 7. Ten Acres of vpland beyond the further Plaine & 
Bounded w''^ Common land granted to him. 

8. One Acre of Meddow at Beverbrooke bounded the Eaft 
w'^ the brooke the Weft w'^ Common land granted to him. 

John Warrin. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Weft w'^ the highway the Eaft w'^ William Hammond the North 
w'^ John Bifcoe & the South w'^ Ifaac Sterne granted to him. 

2. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w''^ John Bifcoe the North w'^ william Hammond the Eaft & 
Weft w'^ his owne land granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
vvrth William Hammond the Weft w'"^ his owne vpland & the 
North w'^ George Parkhurft granted to him. 

4. Thirteen Acres of Plow land by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^ Thomas Andrewes the Weft w*^ Wil- 
liam Knop fen the North m^''^ Common land & the South w* the 
highway granted to him. 

5. Thirteen Acres of Meddow by eftimation in the remote 
meddowes & the fifty lott granted to him. 

6. Sixteen Acres & halfe of Vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further plaine & the nineteen lott granted to him. 

7. Sixty Acres of Vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the twenty fixt lott granted to him. 

8. One Acre & halfe of meddow by eftimation in Wards med- 
dow bounded w'** Thomas Arnold granted to him. 

9. One Acre & halfe of meddow by eftimation neere the 
litle plaine adioyning to John Eddy granted to him. 

10. Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the Southeaft 
w^''^ the river & the Weft w^'^ banklane granted to him. 

Samuel Freeman. 

1. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ Robert Lockwood the Weft w'^ his owne 
the North & South w'*^ the highwayes granted to him. 

2. Five Acres of remote meddow by eftimation & the twenty 
nine Lott granted to him. 

3. Thirteen Acres & halfe of Vpland by eftimation beyond 
the further Plaine & the Sixty fixt lott granted to him. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. loi 

[162] (21) 

Edmond James. 

T . An Homeftall of foure Acres & halfe by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft w'*^ Thomas Brigan the Weft w'^ John Trane & the 
North w* Cambridge Hne granted to him. 

2. Forty Acres of Vpland by eftimation being agreatDivident 
in fourth Divilion & the thirteen lott granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of Plowland in the farther Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w'^^ Ifaac Mixer the Weft w'^ John Warrin the 
North w*'^ Common land & the South w''^ the highway granted 
to him. 

4. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
thirty Lott granted to him. 

5. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
Winifred Wolcott the Weft w*^ Richard Beech the North w*'^ 
John Perfe & the South w'*^ the highway granted to him. 

6. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
William Jennifon the Weft w'^ the highway the North w'"^ John 
Shearman & the South w'^" Miles Nut granted to him. 

7. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'^ Thomas Boyden & William Hammond the Weft w* John 
Bifco & Ifaac Sterne granted to him. 

Roger Willington. 

1 . Two Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded w'^ his owne 
land granted to him. 

2. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded w*^ his owne 
granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Plowland in the farther Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w*^ Edward Lam the Weft w'^ Miles Ives the 
North w'^ the highway & the South w*^ the river granted to 
him. 

4. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Eighty 
fix lott granted to him. 

5. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the fecond lott granted to him. 

6. Fifteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the twenty third lott granted to him. 

[163] 

Robert Abbot. 

1. An Homeftall often Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'^ Edward Gofle the Weft w* William Gutterig the North w«^ 
Roger Willington & the South granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
\v^^ Edward Goffe the Weft w'^ Abram Browne the North w*'^ 
Roger Willington & the South w'^ Edmond White granted to 
him. 



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3. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the foureteen lott granted to 
him. 

William Gutterig. 

1. An Homeftall of five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft w^^ Edmond White the Northweft w''' the highway the 
Northeaft w''' Roger Willington & Henry Bright iun the South- 
weft w''^ Richard Sawtle granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of remote meddow by eftimation being the 
fifteen lott granted to him. 

3. Ten Acres & halfe of Vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the feventh lott granted to him. 

4. Twenty five Acres of Vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the feventeen lott granted to 
him. 

5. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Edmond White the Weft w''^ Thomas Rog- 
ers the North w'^ common land & the South w'^ the highway 
granted to him. * 

6. One Acre of meddow by eftimation at beverbrooke bounded 
the South w''^ Simon Eire the Eaft w'*^ John Stowers the Weft 
w* the brooke granted to him. 

John Tomfon. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'*^ the highway the North w* Edmond White the East 
w*'* the driftway & the Weft w'^ the swampe granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the northeaft 
w**^ Richard Sawtle the Southweft w* Richard Holden the North- 
weft w'*^ the highway & the Southeaft w'"^ Simon Stone granted 
to him. 

[164] (22) 

3. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w"^ Henry Goldftone the Weft 
w* Ephraim Child the North w''^ the highway & the South w'*^ 
the river granted to him. 

4. Two Acres of remote meddow by eftimation & the thirty 
eight lott granted to him. 

5. Twenty five Acres of Vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the twenty two lott granted to 
him. 

6. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w*'^ 
Richard Gale the Weft w'*^ Samuel Freeman the North w'^ Edward 
How & the Weft w**^ the highway granted to him. 

7. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation at Beverbrooke bounded 
the South w*"^ the brooke & the North w'^ common land granted 
to him. 



I^andsi Grants and Possessions. 103 

Richard Sawtle. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w* the driftway the Weft w"^ William Clarke the North w«h 
Nicholas Bufby & Edmond White & the South w'^ the highway 
granted to him. 

2. One Acre of plowland in the hither Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w* Henry Bright the Weft w'^ Francis Smith 
the North & South w**^ the highway granted to him. 

3. One Acre of remote meddow by eftimation being the Hun- 
dred & feventh lott granted to him. 

4. Twenty five Acres of Vpland by eftimation in the fourth 
Divilion & the Eight lott, being a great Divident granted to 
him. 

5. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the Sixty one lott granted to him. 

6. One Acre of meddow by eftimation at Beverbrooke bounded 
the South w'^ the brooke & the North w''^ Common land granted 
to him. 

Daniel Perle. 

1. An Homeftall of three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North & Eaft w'*^ the highway the South w'^^ Richard Bi^owne, & 
the Weft w'** Richard Beers granted to him. 

[165] 

2. One Acre of Plowland in the further Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w'^ James Cutler the Weft w'^ John Kingsberry 
the North w* the highway & the South w* the river granted to 
him. 

3 One Acre of remote meddow by eftimation being the fifty 
five lott granted to him. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the twenty nine lott granted to 
liim. 

Richard Beers. 

1. An Homeftall often Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w*^ John Hayward the Weft w»^ Hugh Mafon the North w'^ the 
great Pond & the South w'^ his owne granted to him. 

2. One Acre of meddow by eftimation at beverbrooke bounded 
the South w'*^ the brooke the Eaft w'*^ michael Berftow & the Weft 
w''^ Henry Kemball granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^^ Garret Church the Weft w* Edmond 
White the North w'*^ the highway & the South w*** the river 
granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of remote meddow by eftimation & the thirty 
fix lott granted to him. 

5. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the tenth lott granted to him. 



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6. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w* 
William Parker the Weft w'*^ Thomas Arnold the North w'^ the 
highway & the South w'^ John Biggely granted to him. 

William Knop, fen. 

1. An Homeftall of sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft & Southweft w''' Robert Lockwood & Nicholas Knap 
the Eaft w'"^ Richard Browne the Northeaft w'^ Richard Beers the 
North w'*^ the highway & the Weft w"^ George Munnings granted 
to him. 

2. Seven Acres of plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w''^ John Warrin the Weft w'^ Henry 
Kemball the North w'*^ Common land & the South w''^ the high- 
way granted to him. 

3. Seven Acres of remote meddow by eftimation & the ninety 
nine lott granted to him. 

[166] (23) 

4. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the thirty one lott granted to him. 

5. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great divident 
in the firft Divifion & the twenty third lott granted to him. 

6. One Acre of meddow by eftimation in Weft meddow 
bounded w'*' common land granted to him. 

John Firmin. 

1. An Homeftall of fix Acres by eftimation bounded the North 
w''^ the highway the South w'^ his owne the Eaft w* Samuel 
Freeman the Weft w*^ Henry Cuttris granted to him. 

2. Six Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South w*^ 
the river the North w''^ his owne the Eaft w'^ Samuel Freeman & 
the Weft w*^ Henry Cuttris granted to him. 

3. Sixteen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'*^ the highway the North w'^^ Samuel Hofier & John Prefcot the 
Eaft w'^ Samuel Freeman & the Weft w'*^ Samuel Hofier granted 
to him. 

4. Nine Acres of Plowland bv eftimation in the farther Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Thomas May hew the Weft w'*^ Jeremiah' 
Norcrofle the North & the South w'^ the highway granted to 
him. 

5. Nine Acres of ISIeddow in the remote Meddowes by eftima- 
tion & the Seventeen lott granted to him. 

6. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the fixteen lott granted to him. 

7. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
Richard Gale the V/tft w''^ Jofeph Bemis the North w**^ the high- 
way & the South w*'' Robert Herington granted to him. 

8. An Homeftall of feven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft w''^ John Warrin the Northeaft w''^ the highway the 
Northweft w'^ William Gutterig granted to him. 



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[167] 

Samuel Holier. 

1. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w''* 
the highway & the Weft the North w'*^ Richard Browne the South 
w'^ John Prefcott granted to him. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the twelfe lott granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
North w'^ the highway the Weft w'^ Samuel Freeman & the 
South w*^ Jofeph Taintor granted to him. 

4. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ Ephraim Child the Northweft w'^" Common 
land & the South w''^ the river granted to him. 

5. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the fifty 
two lott granted to him. 

6. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow 
bounded the North w'*^ the highway & the South w'^" the river 
granted to him. 

Charles Chadwick. 

1. An Homeftall of three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w''' the river the North w'*^ the highway the Eaft w**^ Sam- 
uel Hofier & the Weft w'^ Gregory Taylor granted to him. 

2. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w*^ the highway the North w'^ his owne & Gregory Taylor 
granted to him. 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft w''* 
Gregory Taylor the Eaft w'*^ Simon Stone the South w'^ Samuel 
Hofier & the North w'^ Thomas Taylor granted to him. 

4. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the Ninth lott granted to 
him. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes by efti- 
mation & the twenty five lott granted to him. 

6. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w''^ Richard Woodward the Weft w'^ Henry 
Goldftone the North w'*^ the highway & the South w'^ the river 
granted to him. 

7. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
Weft w'^ Samuel Freeman the North w''^ the highway & the 
South w'*' Jofeph Taintor granted to him. 

[168] (24) 

Gregory Taylor. 

1. An Homeftall of fix Acres by eftimation bounded the South 
w*'^ the river the North w'^ John Foulger the Eaft & Weft w'l* 
Charles Chadwick granted to him. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the twenty five lott granted 
to him. 



io6 Watertown Records. 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
Weft w''^ Jofeph Taintor the North w'^ Samuel Freeman & the 
South w'^ the highway granted to him. 

4. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ Nicholas Bufby the Weft w'^ Simon Eire 
the North w''* the highway & the South w*'^ the river granted 
to him. 

5. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Ninety 
lott granted to him. 

6. Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South 
w'*^ the river the North w'^ his owne granted to him. 

Robert Vezy. 

r. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*h the highway the Weft w'^ Thomas Bartlet & Edward 
Dikes the South w'^ Henry Bright iun. & the North w''* Henry 
Dow granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the farther 
Plaine & the forty two lott granted to him. 

3. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patchmeddow 
bounded w*^ Common land granted to him. 

4. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the fift lott granted to him. 

5. One Acre of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft & Weft w'*^ Simon Eire iun, the North & South 
w''^ the highway granted to him. 

6. One Acre of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Eighty 
feven lott granted to him. 

[169] 

Nathaneel Foot. 

1. An Homeftall of sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North & Northweft w**^ the highway the South & Southweft w'^ 
Jeremiah Norcrofl'e granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South 
w**' the river the North w'^ Henry Cuttris the Eaft w'^ John Fir- 
min & the Weft w'*^ John Smith granted to him. 

Henry Cuttris. 

1. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w''^ William Barfham the South w'^^ Dorchefter field the Weft 
w'^ Robert Daniel & the Eaft w'^ Jeremiah NorcrolTe granted 
to him. 

2. One Acre of Plowland by eftimation in the farther Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^' William Knop fen. the Weft w'^ John Ber- 
nard the North w'^ Common land & the South w'^ the highway 
granted to him. 

3. One Acre of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Eighteen 
lott granted to him. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 107 

4. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the fourteen lott granted to 
him. 

5. One Acre & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the fur- 
ther Plaine & the forty nine lott granted to him. 

John Winter. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded theEaft 
& North w'^ the highway the Weft w'*^ Nathaneel Bowman & 
the South w'^ Henry Kemball granted to him. 

2. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
farther Plaine & the thirty lott granted to him. 

3. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the Twenty foure lott granted 
to him. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ John Finch the Weft w'^ Chriftofer Grant 
the North w*^ Common land & the South w'** the highway granted 
to him. 

5. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the thirty 
foure lott granted to him. 

6. An Homeftall of fix Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
& North w'*^ the highway the South & Weft w'^ Common land 
granted vnto him vpon condition he ufeth his trade of tanning. 

[170] (25) 

7. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patch meddow 
bounded w*^ Common land granted to him. 

Ephraim Child. 

I . An Homeftall of forty three Acres by eftimation bounded 
the North & Eaft w'^ the highway the South w'^ Thomas Rogers 
& John Beniamin the Weft w*^ John Loveran granted to him. 

3. Seven Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Weftraeddow 
bounded the North w* Henry Goldftone the South w''^ John 
Bernard the Eaft & Weft w'^ Common land granted to him. 

3. Sixteen Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w*^ Simon Eire fen. the Weft w'^ Thomas 
Eire the North w'^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river 
granted to him. 

4. Sixteen Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
hundred & firft lott granted to him. 

5. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the Eight lott granted to him. 

6. Twenty two Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond 
the further Plaine & the firft lott granted to him. 

7. Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the Southeaft 
w'^ the river & the Northweft w'*> banklane granted to him. 

8. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation in Dorchester field 
bounded the Eaft with John Loveran the Weft with Thomas 
Rogers & the North with the highway granted to him. 



lo8 Watertown Records, 

Robert Jennilbn. 

1. An Hoineftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South & Northweft w'*^ the highway & Thomas Rogers the Eaft 
w*'^ Jofeph Taintor granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Seventy 
third lott granted to him. 

3. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
& the twenty eight lott granted to him. 

4. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the Eight Lott granted to him. 

5. Sixteen Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
farther Plaine & the fifty one lott granted to him. 

[171] 

William Potter. 

1. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further Plaine 
& the forty feven lott granted to him. 

2. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland bounded the Eaft w'^ 
Edward How the Weft w'^ the highway the North w'^ Richard 
Beniamin & the South w'*^ George Woodward granted to him. 

William Hammond. 

1. An Homeftall of forty Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & North w'^^ Simon Eire fen. the Weft w'^ George Parkhurft 
Ifaac Sterne & John Warrin the South w'^ Thomas Boyden 
granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South 
w''^ John Lawrence & John Bifcoe the North w''^ Henry Kemball 
the Eaft w'^ John Brabrooke & Timothy Hawkins granted to 
him. 

3. Forty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the fift lott granted to him. 

4. Eighteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the thirty feventh lott granted to him. 

5. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the four- 
teen lott granted to him. 

6. Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w*^ Samuel Freeman the South w'^ John Warrin granted to 
him. 

George Munnings. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'*^ the highway the South w''^ Richard Browne & William 
Knop the Eaft w*'^ John Prcfcott & Richard Browne granted to 
him. 

2. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
bounded the Weft w'*^ Sudbury line the Eaft w''^ Farmeland 
granted to him. 

3. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the Sixty third lott granted to him. 



Lands ^ Grajits a?id Possessions, 109 

Daniel Morfe. 

I. Nine Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounaea the 
Weft w''^ the highway the Eaft w'^ William Jennifon & Thomas 
Philpot the North w'"! Strawberry hill the South w'*^ John Shear- 
man granted to him. 

[173] (26) 

John Simfon. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'** the highway the Weft w'^ William Jennifon the North 
w'"^ Michael Barftow & the South w'^ George Munnings granted 
to him. 

2. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w"' Robert Belts ihe Weft w'*' Robert Vezy the 
North & South w'^ the highway granted to !iim. 

3. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the hun- 
dred lott granted to him. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the thirteen lott granted to him. 

5. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the farther 
Plaine & the lixteen lott granted to him. 

6. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
vyth "William Hammond the Weft w*'* IfJaac Sterne the North w'*^ 
Henry Bright & the South w'^ John Warrin granted to him. 

7. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South w**! 
Nicholas Guy the North w'^ William Page the Eaft w''^ the 
Meetinghoufe land & the Weft w'^ the highway granted to him. 

John Stowers. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w**^ John Bifcoe the Eaft w''^ 
Thomas Filbrick & the Weft w* Anthony Perfe granted to 
him. 

2. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Diviiion & the feventh lott granted to him. 

3. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft & Weft w'^ his owne the North w«*^ the high- 
way & the South w*** the river granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the fev- 
enty feven lott granted to him. 

5. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ the brooke the Weft & South w'^ Common 
land granted to him. 

[173] 

John Cutting. 

I. Ten Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*^ Thomas Bovfon the Weft w'^ John Stowers 
the North w'^ Common land & the South w'^ the highway 
granted to him. 



no Watertown Records. 

2. Ten Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty fix 
lott granted to him. 

3. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the Eighteen lott granted to him. 

4. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the thirty lott granted to him. 

Thomas Filbrick. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & South w*'^ the highway the Weft w**^ John Stowers & the 
North w'*^ John Bifcoe granted to him. 

2. Fifteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the tenth lott granted to him 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland b) eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the fixteen lott granted to him. 

4. Nine Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'l^ Miles Nutt the Weft w'"^ Robert Daniel the 
North w*"^ the highway & the South w"^ the river granted to 
him. 

5. Nine Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Hun- 
dred & fourth lott granted to him. 

6. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & South w'*> the highway the North w"^ Hugh Mafon & the 
South w'h Simon Onge granted to him. 

7. Three Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the Southeaft 
w*^ the river the Northweft w'** banklane granted to him. 

Thomas Arnold. 

1. An Homeftall of One Acre by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
& South w"^ the highway & the North w*^ John Knolls granted 
to him. 

2. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ Thomas WincoU the Weft w''^ George Phillips the South 
w'*^ Edward How & the North w'*^ the highway granted to him. 

[174] (27) 

3. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the thirty nine lott granted to him. 

4. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Sixty 
lott granted to him. 

5. Eight Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w*^ 
Richard Amler the Weft & North w'*^ the highway the South 
w''^ Miles Ives Edward Garfield & his owne granted to him. 

6. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'^ the highway the Weft w'*^ Samuel Garfield the North w'^ the 
highway granted to him. 

7. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Divifion & the firft lott granted to him 



Lands ^ Grants and Possessions. Ill 

Anthony Perfe. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South & Eaft w'*^ the highway the North w'^ the Swamp & the 
Weft w'*' William Paine granted to him 

2. Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
"W**^ the highway the East w**^ John Stowers the West w'*^ his 
owne & the North w'*^ John Bifcoe granted to him. 

John Perfe. 

I. Six Acres of vpland b}' eftimation bounded the South & 
Weft w**> the highway the Eaft w'^ Anthony Perfe & the North 
w**^ John Bifcoe granted to him. 

Barnaby Windes. 

1 . An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w"^ the highway the North w'^ Nicholas Bufby the Weft w't^ 
John Doggett & the Eaft w*"^ John White granted to him. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divilion & the twenty foure lott granted 
to him. 

3. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w"^ Beniamin Bulward the Weft w'^ John Ben- 
iamm the North w''^ Common land & the South w"^ the highway 
granted to him. 

4. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the hun- 
dred & third lott granted to him. 

[175] 

5. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'^ the highway the Eaft w*^ Edward How the North w'^ 
Samuel Freeman & the South w'^ Richard Woodward granted 
to him. 

6. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Rock Meddow 
bounded w'*^ Common land granted to him. 

Edward Garfield. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South & Weft w'h the highway the Eaft w'^^ Miles Ives & the 
North w''^ Thomas Arnold granted to him. 

2. Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the South w'^ 
the river the Northeaft w'"^ Gregory Taylor & the South Weft 
w*^ John Smith granted to him. 

3. Seven Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Michael Barftow the Weft w*^ Hugh Mafon 
the North w'*^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river granted to 
him. 



112 Watertoivn Records. 

4. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
Eighty foure lott gi-anted to him. 

5. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the fecond lott granted to 
him. 

6. An Homeftall of one Acre & halfe by eftimation bounded 
the Weft w''^ the highway the Eaft w'^ his owne the North w*^ 
Gregory Taylor granted to him. 

7. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North- 
weft w*^ the addition line the Northeaft & the Southeaft w'^ the 
highw^ay & the Southw^eft w**^ John Smith granted to him. 

John Page. 

1. An Homeftall of Three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South & Weft w'^ the highway the North w'^ Simon Eire the 
Eaft w'*^ Thomas Filbrick granted to him. 

2. Thirteen Acres of Flowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^ beverbrooke the Weft w''^ John 
Wincoll the North w*^ Common land & the South w'^ the high- 
way granted to him. 

3. Thirteen Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
Ninety one lott granted to him. 

4. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the Ninth lott granted to him. 

[1^6] (28) 

5. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the 
South & Eaft w'*^ John Flemming the North w'"^ William Ham- 
mond the Weft \v*^ John Bifcoe granted to him. 

Chriftofer Grant. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North & Eaft w'** Garret Church & 
the Weft w'^ John Stebbin granted to him. 

2. Three Acres of Flowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*^ John Winter the Weft w'^ David Fifke the 
North w'^ Common land & the South w*^ the river granted to 
him. 

3. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
Sixty fixt lott granted to him. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the twenty third lott granted 
to him. 

5. Thirteen Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the farther Plaine 
& the fifty fix lott granted to him. 

6. Two Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the Southeaft 
w'^ the river the Northweft w''^ banklane & the North w'^ Thomas 
Filbrick granted to him. 



Lands^ Grants a?id Possessions. 113 

Garret Church. 

1. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'*^' the highway 'he North w'"^ John Hay ward the Eaft 
wth Winnifred Woolcott & the Weft w'"^ Chriftofer Grant 
granted to him. 

2. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the twenty one lott granted 
to him. 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the farther Plaine 
& the Fifty lott granted to him. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'*^ Lawrence Waters the Weft w''' 
Richard Beers the North w»^ the highway & the South w*^ the 
river granted to him. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddow by eftima- 
tion being the Eighty nine lott granted to him. 

6. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation at Beverbrooke bounded 
the Southeaft w'^ the brooke & the Northweft w*^ Common land 
granted to him. 

[177] 

John Livermore. 

1 . An Homeftall of Two Acres by eftimation bounded w*^ the 
great Pond granted to him. 

2. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the Eleventh lott granted to 
him. 

3. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation at beverbrooke bounded 
the Eaft w'*^ Nathaneel Bowman & the Weft w*^ Timothy 
Hawkins granted to him. 

John Nicarfon. 

1. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the farther 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'*^ Roger Willington the Weft w'^ 
Efther Pickrum the North w*^ the highway & the South w'^ the 
river granted to him. 

2. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
fifty feven lott granted o him. 

3. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South w'^ 
the highway the North w''^ Thomas Arnold the Eaft with John 
Biggerly & the Weft w'*^ Edward Garfield granted to him. 

[178 and 179 blank.] 



[Third Inventory. 



Grants and Poffeffions of the Lands 



Watertown.] 



* 



* (This inventory is, with one exception, of possessions only. From 
some of its entries it must have been made before the end of 1646, and it is, 
like the other inventories of grants and possessions, in the reverse portion 
of the oldest volume of town records. As its last page is upon the reverse 
of the last page of the Second Book of Records of the Town Proceedings 
it must have formed an original part of that book. Whether however the 
record of grants, and the first and second inventories of grants and pos- 
sessions, which inventories, from the apparent fold of the paper, were parts 
of one book, were also parts of this book before the rebinding of 1829 
does not now appear. The first inventory includes both grants and pos- 
sessions, while the second is of grants only as the third is of possessions. 
The second and third inventories were transcribed into the Proprietor's 
Book and attested February 27th, 1714-15, by Munings Sawin, Town 
Clerk. — Eds.) 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 115 

[180] (I) 

Edward How. 

1 . Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation adioyning to his 
homeftall & bounded w**^ his owne land in his PoHeirion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'*^ 
Thomas F.'eg the Weft w'*^ Jonas Eaton the North w'^ Nicholas 
Bulby & the South w'"^ the highway in his PoflelTion. 

3. Six Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the South w'^ the river the North w'^ the highw^ay the 
Weft w''^ Ephraim Child & the Eaft w'*^ John Ellet in his Pof- 
feffion. 

4. Twenty Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation 
bounded w'^ Farme land in his Poirefhon. 

5. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the furth&r Plaine 
& the Ninth lott in his Poffeffion. 

6. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w''^ the highway the North w'^ Samuel Freeman the Eaft w'^ 
Jofeph Tainter & the Weft w'^ Nathan Filke in his PoffelTion. 

7. Seven Acres of vpland & two of Marfh by eftimation 
bounded the South w'^ the river the North & Eaft w* Jeremiah 
NorcrolTe & the Weft w'*^ John Firmin in his PoffefHon. 

Simon Stone. 

1. An Homeftall of Thirty eight Acres by eftimation bounded 
the South w**^ Charles River the North w'*^ his owne land the 
Eaft w'h Roger Willington & the Weft w'^ Charles Chadwick & 
Samuel Hofier in his Poffeffion. 

2. Six Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South 
w'^ the river & the North w'^ his owne land in his PoiTeffion. 

3. Two Acres & halfe of Meddow by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the river the North & Weft w'^ his owne & John 
Firmin in his Poffeffion. 

4. Three Acres of Marffi by eftimation bounded the South 
w''^ the river the Eaft w**^ Abram Browne the North w'^ his owne 
the Weft w**^ William Bridges in his Poffeffion. 

5. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w*i^ 
Abram Browne the Weft w'*^ William Bridges the North w'*^ 
Roger Willington & the South w'*^ banklane in his Poffeffion. 

George Phillips. 

I. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w*^ Thomas Arnold the Weft & North w''^ his owne the South 
w'^ John Whitney in his Pofleffion. 

[181] 

Thomas Haftings. 

I. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'^ the highway the Eaft w**^ Thomas Boyfon the North w'** Wil- 
liam Paine & the South w'^ his owne in his Poffeffion. 



li6 Watertoivn Records. 

2. One Acre & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w**' Richard Beeres the Weft w''^ Thomas Boyfon the South 
w"^ Hugh Malbn & the North w'^ Wilham Paine & John Coolige 
in his PofTelTion 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded the South & Weft w'^ Common land & the Eaft w'^ the 
brooke in his Pofleirion. 

Jeremiah Norcroffe. 

1. An Homeftall of Twenty fix Acres by eftimation bounded 
the South w*^ the river ihe Eaft w'^ Henry Cuttris the Weft w'*> 
the way to the Meddowes & the North w'*^ John Smith & Wil- 
liam Barfham in his Pofl'eflion. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow & one acre of vpland by eftimation 
bounded the South w'*^ the river the Northweft w'^ Bankelanethe 
North Eaft w'^ Edward Garfield & the Southweft w'^ Charles 
Chadwick in his Pofleflion. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South 
w'*^ the river the North & Eaft w'^ Henry Cuttris in his Pofleflion. 

4. Seven Acres ot Meddow by eftimation bounded the South 
w'*^ the river the North w'"^ Henry Cuttris the Eaft w"^ John 
Smith & the Weft w'^ his owne in his Pofleflion. 

5. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North - 
weft w'*^ the addition line the Northeaft w'*^ Edward Garfield the 
Southweft w'^ Edward How & the Southeaft w'*^ Banklane in 
his Pofl^eflion. 

6. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the fixt lott in his Pofl^eflion. 

7. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the nineteen lott in his PofTeflion. 

8. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the twenty lott in his Pof- 
feflion. 

9. Thirteen Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^ John Firmin the Weft w'^ Edmond 
Lewis the North w'^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river in 
his Pofleflion. 

10. Thirteen Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
forty five lott in his Pofl^eflion. 

[183] (2) 

11. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
w''' the river the South Eaft & Weft w'*^ the Creeke in his 
Pofleflion 

13. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'"^ Jacob Segar the Weft w'^ the highway in his Pofl^eflion. 

Nicholas Guy. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'h the Meeting houfe land the Weft w'*^ the highway the 
North w'^ William Page the South w'*^ his owne in his Poffeflion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 117 

2. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftiination bounded the 
South w'^ Henry Saltenftall & the North w^'^ John Trane in his 
Poffeffion. 

Abram Browne. 

1 . Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the twenty lott in his Pofleffion. 

2. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ Simon Eire iun. the Weft w'"^ Ephraim 
Child the North & South w'^ the highwayes in his Pofleffion. 

3. One Acre of vpland by eftimation adioyning to his Pond 
in his Pofleffion. 

4. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the hun- 
dred & eleventh lott in his Pofl'effion. 

Ifaac Sterne. 

1. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Pondmeddow 
bounded the Eaft w'^ John Page & the South w'*^ Robert Lock- 
wood in his Pofl^eflion. 

2. Ten Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Sixt lott 
in his Pofl^effion. 

3. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Divifion & the Twenty five lott in his Pofl!effion. 

[183] 

John Eddye. 

1 . An Homeftall of Twenty Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ Edward How the Northweft w'^ his owne land the 
Eaft w'^ the highway in his Pofl!effion. 

2. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty 
third lott in his Pofl^effion. 

3. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the Eleventh lott in his Pof- 
feflion. 

William Paine. 

1. An Homeftall of Thirteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'h the highway the Eaft w'"^ John Gofl^e the Weft w'^ 
John Cloyfe & the North w'^ John Winter in his pofleflion. 

2. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'^ the highway the Eaft w'*^ Malachy Browning & the Weft w'^ 
the way to the Swampe in his Pofleflion. 

3. An Homeftall of feven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w'l^ Nicholas Bufl^y the Weft 
w'l^ John Dogget & the Eaft w'^ John White in his Poffeffion. 

Simon Eire fen. 

I . An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'h Cambridge line the South w'l^ John Day the Eaft w**^ 
Ifaac Hart & the Weft w'^ Edmond White in his poffeflion. 



Il8 Watertown Records. 

2. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Eleventh 
lott in his Pofleffion. 

3. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Ninety 
lott in his Pofleffion. 

4. Nineteen Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^^ Nicholas Bufby the Weft w'l^ 
Ephraim Child the North w*'^ the highway & the South w'-- the 
river in his Pofleffion. 

[184] (3) 

John Bernard. 

1. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
w'^ the highway the South w'^ Robert Lockwood the Weft w'** 
his owne in his Pofleffion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Southvveft 
w*^^ the river the Eaft w'^ the highway & the Northweft w'*^ 
Abram Browne in his Pofl'effion. 

Samuel Hofier. 

1. An Homeftall of Three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the river the North w* the highway the Eaft w''^ Simon 
Stone & the Weft w'^ Charles Chadwick in his PolTeffiion. 

2. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w*'' the highway the Northweft w"^ Charles Chadwick & the Eaft 
w«^ Simon Stone in his PoflTeffion. 

Hugh Mafon. 

1. Seventeen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'** the highway the Eaft w'^ Richard Beers & George Parkhurft 
the North w'^' Thomas Haftings Thomas Boyfon & Richard 
Beers the South w'** John George Simon Onge & John Rogers 
in his PoflTeffion. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being part of a 
great Divident in the fecond Diviflon & the fift lott in his Pof- 
feflion. 

Robert Lockwood. 

1. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Ninth 
lott in his Pofl^eflion. 

William Barfham. 

I. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
& Weft w*^ Henry Cuttris Jeremiah Norcrofle & Nicholas Knap 
the North & Eaft w'^ Richard Browne John Smith & his owne 
in his Pofl'eflion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 119 

[185] 

Richard Woodward. 

1. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded the Eaft & Weft w'^ Common land the North w'^ Ifaac 
Mixer the South w''^ John Knights in his PofTeffion. 

2. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divilion & the Twenty one lott in his 
Pofleffion. 

3. Eight Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Richard Sawtle & the Weft w'^ John 
Loveran the North & South w'^ the highwayes in his PofTeffion. 

4. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the hun- 
dred & fecond lott in his PofTeffion. 

5. Thirteen Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond 
the further Plaine & the fifty eight lott in his PofTeffion. 

6. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ his owne the Weft w'^ Henry Goldftone 
the North w'^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river in his 
PofTeffion. 

David Ofely. 

I. Sixteen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South- 
weft w'*^ the highway the Southeaft w^'*^ John Firmin & the 
Nortweft w'*^ John Smith in his PofTeffion. 

Peter Nois. 

1. Twelve Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'*^ John Wincoll the Weft w'*^ John 
Lawrence the North w'^ Common land & the South w*'^ the high- 
way in his PofTeffion. 

2. Twelve Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation being the 
Ninety fixt lott in his PofTeffion. 

3. Eighteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the forty one lott in his PofTeflion. 

4. Seventy Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Div- 
ident in the firft Divifion & the Nineteen lott in his PofTeffion. 

[186] (4) 

George Munnings. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w''^ the highway the Weft w'^ William Jennifon the North 
w'^ George Parkhurft fen. the South w'^ John Trane in his 
PofTeffion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South w'** 
the highway & the North the Eaft w'^ Chriftofer Grant & the 
Weft w**^ Richard Holden in his PofTeffion. 

3. Five Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w**^ the highway the Eaft & North w'^^ William Knop fen. & the 
South w'^ Robert Lockwood in his PofTeffion. 



120 Watertoxvn Records. 

4. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w* Edward Dikes the Eaft & South w'^ the brooke & the North 
w*^ Common hind in his PofTellion. 

John Whitney fen. 

I. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w''^ William Jennifon the Weft w'*^ Martin Vnderwood the 
North w''^ Ifaac Mixer & the South w''^ William Jennifon in his 
Pofleffion. 

Robert Herington. 

I . An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the South 
w*^ the highway the North w'*" Jofeph Bemis the Eaft w'^ Nathan 
Fifke & the Weft w^^^ Thomas Fleg in his Poffeflion. 

3. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded North & South w'*^ the highway Weft w''^ Robert Vezy 
Eaft w'^ William Eaton in his Pofleffion. 

John Rogers. 

I. An Homeftall of Foure Acres & halfe by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft & South w*'^ the highwayes the North w'*i Hugh Mafon 
& the Weft w*^ Simon Onge in his Pofl^effion. 

[187] 

William Parker. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'h the highway the South w''^ George Parkhurft iun. the 
Eaft w'li John Perfe & the Weft w'^ Richard Amler in his Pof- 
feflion. 

2. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation lying w'^in the great 
Divident of Nicholas Bufby in his Pofleffion. 

William Godfree. 

1. An Homeitall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'^ the highway the Weft w'*^ Beniamin Crifpe & Thomas Smith 
the North w''^ Richard Linton & Robert Sanderfon the South w'*^ 
Henry Bright fen. & Oliver Callow in his Pofleflion. 

2. Halfe an Acre of Swampe by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'^ the highway the South w'*^ Oliver Callow & the North w'"^ 
Robert Sanderfon in his Pofleflion. 

Henry Dow. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w"^ the highway the Weft w'^ Thomas Smith & Elliz Bar- 
ron the North w'*^ Thomas Boyfon & the South w"^ William 
Godfree in his Pofl^effion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 121 

Richard Linton. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft \v'*^ the highway the Weft w'^ Thomas Smith & Elliz Barron 
the North w* Thomas Boyfon & the South w'^ William Godfree 
in his Pofleflion. 

Thomas Boyfon. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'*^ the highway the Weft w'*^ Elliz Barron & James Cutler 
the North w'*' Common land the South w'*^ Robert Sanderfon & 
Richard Linton in his PofTeffion. 

[188] (5) 

2. Forty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the Eighteen lott in his 
Poffeffion. 

3. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North & 
Weft w'** William Paine & the South w'** Thomas Haftings in 
his Poffeffion. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
w*'^ Cambridge line the South w''^ John Bifcoe & the Eaft w''^ the 
brooke in his Poffeffion. 

5. Ten Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the farther Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*^ Thomas Brookes the Weft w'"^ John Stowers 
the North w**^ Common land & the South w''^ the highway in 
his Poffeffion. 

6. Ten Aces of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Seventy 
Eight lott in his Poffeffion. 

Elliz Barron. 

I. An Homeftall of Ten Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w''^ Thomas Boyfon & Richard Linton the Weft w*^ the 
highway the North w'*^ James Cutler & the South w'*^ Thomas 
Smith in his Poffeffion. 

Henry Bright fen. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ Oliver Callow the Weft w'** Edward Dikes & Beniamin 
Crifpe the North w''^ William Godfree &L the South w'*^ Thomas 
Haftings in his Poffeffion. 

Henry Goldftone. 

1. Ten Acres of vpland bounded the Eaft & South w''^ the 
highway the Weft w'^ his owne in his Poffeffion. 

2. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation adioyning to 
his owne land in his Poffeffion. 

3. Foure Acres of Marfli by eftimation bounded the Southeaft 
w''^ the river the Northweft w'*^ banklane in his poffeffion. 

4. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North- 
eaft w''^ John Coolige the Weft w'^ John Bifcoe in his Poffeffion. 



123 Waiertown Records. 

[189] 

Thomas Boyden. 

1. An Homeftall of Ten Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft w''^ Samuel Saltenftall the North w^*^ William Ham- 
mond & the Weft w'^ his owne Meddow in his Pofleffion. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South- 
weft & the Eaft w'^ his owne in his Pofleffion. 

John Brabrook. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w"i the highway the Weft w'^ William Hammond the North w'^ 
John Bifcoe & the South w'^^ Timothy Hawkins in his Pofleffion. 

2. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the Twenty foure lott in his 
Pofleflion. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion & the Twenty third lott in his 
Pofleffion. 

4. Two Acres of Plowland in the farther Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Edward Dikes the Weft w'^ James Cutler 
the North w'^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river in his 
pofl'effion. 

5. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'^ his owne the Weft w'^ Jobn Prefcott the North w'^ the high- 
wav & the South w'^ the river in his Pofleflion. 

6. Six Acres of vpland bv eftimation beyond the further Plaine 
& the fecond lott in his Pofleffion. 

7. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the fifty fift lott in his Pofl:eflion. 

William Perry. 

I. An Homeftall of Three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Weft w'^ Common land the South w'^ William Chattuck the Eaft 
& North w'** John Clough in his pofl^effion. 



I. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the fixt lott in his Poffeffion. 



John Lawrence. 

five Acn 
he fourth 

[190] (6) 

John Bifcoe. 

1. An Homeftall of foure Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North & Weft -w^^ the highway the Southeaft w"^ Strawberry hill 
in his Pofleffion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
South w'l^ the highway the Weft w'^ Thomas Bartlet & the North 
w'*^ John Lawrence in his PoflTeffion. 



Lands.^ Grants and Possessions. 123 

3. Sixteen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'^ the highway the Eaft w**^ WilHam Hammond the South w*^ 
John Warrin & the North w'^ Ifaac Sterne in his Poffeffion. 

4. Eighteen Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w'^ Ifaac Sterne the Weft w'"^ the highway the South w'^ Ed- 
mond James & the Eaft w**^ Henry Goldftone in his Poffeffion. 

5. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
South w*'^ Johri Flemming the North w'*^ William Hammond 
& the Weft w'*^ his owne in his Poffeffion. 

6. Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'h John Brabrooke the North w^^ Samuel Saltenftall the Eaft 
w*'^ the highway & the Weft w'^ Thomas Boyden in his Pof- 
feffion. 

7- Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
Av*^ Thomas Boyfon the South w**' Henry Goldftone the Eaft & 
Weft w'*^ Common land in his Poffeffion. 

8. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow 
in his Poffeffion. 

9. Sixty Acres of vpland bv eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the fifteen lott in his Poffeffion. 

10. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the third Divi^fion & the nineteen lott in his Poffeffion. 

11. Sixty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the fourth lott in his Poffeffion. 

12. Thirteen Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the farther 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^ the broolce the Weft w'*^ John Win- 
coll the North w*^ Common land & the South w'^ the highway 
in his Poffeffion. 

13. Thirteen Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
Ninety one lott in his Poffeffion. 

[191] 

John Beniamin. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixty Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the river the Weft w"^ John Loveran & Ephraim Child 
on the North & the Eaft w'^ Thomas Rogers in his Poffeffion. 

2. Eighteen Acres of vpland w'*^ two Acres of Meddow by 
eftimation bounded the South w'^ the river the Eaft w'*^ John 
Loveran the North & Weft w''^ Thomas Mayhue in his Pof- 
feffion. 

3. Eighty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Divifion & the tenth lott in his Poffefiion. 

4. Twenty foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the fur- 
ther Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^ John Stowers the Weft w'^ 
Thomas Smith the North w'^ Common land & the South w'^^ the 
highway in his poffeffion. 

Jofeph MolTe. 

I . An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*** John Coolige the Weft w'^ Common land the North w'** 
John Witherell & the South w'^ John Clough & William Paine 
in his Poffeffion. 



134 Water tozvii Records. 

John Coolige. 

I, An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'"^ the highway the North w'^ his owne land the Eaft w'*^ 
David Fifke & the VVeft w'^ VViUiam Paine in his PofTeirion. 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Diviiion & the Twenty two lott in his Pofleffion. 

Thomas Fleg. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w"*^ the highway the North w'^ Jofeph Bemis the Eaft w'*^ 
Robert Herington & the Weft w'^ Edward How in his Pofleffion. 

3. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the firft Divifion & the lixteen lott in his Pofleffion. 

David Fifke. 

I. An Homeftall of Twenty two Acres by eftimation bounded 
the North w*^ Cambridge line & John Coolige the South w"^ the 
highway the Eaft w*^ Beniamin Bulward & the Weft w'^ John 
Coolige in his Pofleflion. 

[193] (7) 

3. Eight Acres & three Rood of vpland by eftimation bounded 
the North w'^ the highway the South w'"^ Richard Beers the Eaft 
w'^ Beniamin Bulward & the Weft w**^ John Coolige in his pof- 
feflion. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft w''^ 
the highway the Weft w'*^ the brooke the South w'^ John Coolige 
& the North w''^ John Clough in his Pofleflion. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Diviflon «Si the Twenty one lott in his Pofl!eflion. 

5. Seven Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w**^ Chriftofer Grant the Weft w'^ John 
Springe the North w**^ Common land & the South w''^ the high- 
way in his Pofleffion. 

6. Seven Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
Twenty one lott in his Pofleflion. 

John Clough. 

I. An Homeftall w''^ a garden Plott bounded round w''^ the 
highway in his PoflelVion. 

3. Twenty two Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w''^ William Paine the Weft w'*^ the highway & William 
Perry the North w'^ Jofeph Mofle & the South w'*^ the highway 
in his Pofleflion. 

3. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being part of a 
great Divident in the fecond Diviflon & the fift lott in his Pof- 
feffion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 125 

4. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w''^ the brooke the Eaft w'*^ Common land the South w'*^ Edmond 
Lewis & the North w'^ John Coohge in his PoffelTion. 

^. Three Acres of Swampe by eftimation bounded the North 
& Weft w'^ the highway the South w'*^ Ohver Callow & the Eaft 
■yyth William Paine in his PolTeffion. 

'6. Three Acres of Meddow bv eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'*^ the highway & the Eaft w'^ William Paine in his poflellion. 

William Potter. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'^ the highway & the South w"^ Robert Daniel the Eaft 
w'h John Bernard the Weft w'^ Jofeph Tainter & John Bernard 
in his PofTeflion. 

2. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
Twenty fix lott in his pofleffion. 

[193] 

Ifaac Hart. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w''^ Cambridge line the Weft w'*^ Simon Eire the Eaft & 
South w*h John Day in his Poffefiion. 

2. A Garden Plott of three Rood by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w''^ the Marfh the Weft & North w"^ the highway & the 
South w«^ Samuel Saltenftall in his Poffeffion. 

3. An Homeftall of Ten Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North South & Weft with the highway the Eaft with Edward 
How in his poflellion. 

Richard Wait. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
& South w'^ the highway the North w''^ John Whitney iun. & 
the Weft w'*^ Edmond White in his Poffeirion. 

2. Six Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w*^ Thomas Rogers the Weft w'^^ Martin 
Vnderwood the North w''^ Common land & the South w'*^ the 
highway in his pofleffion. 

3. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty 
feven lott in his Pofieffion. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the fourth Divifion & the twelfe lott in his poffellion. 

5. Foure Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine bounded the 
North w'*^ Abram Browne the South w'*^ the highway the Eaft 
w'h Ephraim Child & the Weft w''' Jofeph Bemis in his Pof- 
fellion. 

Miles Ives. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'>^ the highway the North w'^ Thomas Arnold the Eaft 
w''^ John Biggerly & the Weft w"^ Edward Garfield in his Pof- 
fefl^on. 



126 Water town Records. 

2. One Acre of Meddow by eftimatiou bounded the Eaft w'^ 
Nathaneel Bowman & the Weft w'*^ Timothy Hawkins in his 
Poffeffion. 

3. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'*^ Roger Willington the Weft w'^" 
Efther Pickrum the North w'*^ the highway & the South w'** the 
river in his Poffeffion. 

4. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the fifty 
feven lott in his Poffeffion. 

5. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the Eleventh lott \\\ his Pof- 
feffion. 

[194] (S) 

Richard Beech. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w'^ John Perfe the Eaft w'"^ 
Nicholas Theale & the Weft w'^ George Parkhurft in his Pof- 
feffion. 

George Bulward. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Weft w'h John Knolls the Eaft w'^ Efther Pickrum the South 
w'^ the highway the North w''^ Maudlin Bulward & Anne Bul- 
ward in his Poffeffion. 

Maudlin Bulward & Anne Bulward. 

t. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'"^ George Bulward the North w'^ Nicholas Thele the Eaft w'*^ 
Efter Pickrum & the Weft w'^ John Knolls in their Pofleffion. 

George Pickrum. 

I. Eight Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'^ the highway the Weft w'^ George Bulward the North w*** 
Nicholas Thele & the Eaftw't^ Efther Pickrum in his Poffeffion. 

Thomas Wincoll. 

1 . An Homeftall of Twenty foure Acres by eftimation bounded 
the North w'*^ the highway the Eaft w'*^ John Knights the Weft 
& South w'^ Richard Woodward Edward How & Thomas 
Arnold in his Poffeffion. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
■w'^ John Knights & the South w»^ Efther Pickrum in his Pof- 
feffion. 

3. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded w*^ Common land in his Pofleffion. 

4. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the third Divifion & the twenty two lott in his Poffeffion. 



La7ids^ Grants and Possessions. 127 

5. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ John Bifcoe the Weft w'*' Peter Nois the 
North w'^ Common land & the South w'*^ the highway in his 
Poffeffion. 

6. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Ninety 
feven lott in his PolTeffion. 

7. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the fur- 
ther Plaine & the forty Hxt lott in his PofTeflion. 

William Hamlett. 

I. An Homeftall of five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South & by Weft w'^^ the highway the Northeaft w*^ Cambridge 
line & the Weft w'^ Edmond White in his PolTeffion. 

[195] 

John Wincoll. 

1. Eight Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
w'*^ the highway the North w'*^ Nicholas Thele the Eaft w*'^ John 
Ellet & the Weft w'^ Efther Pickrum in his Poffeffion. 

2. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the forty fix lott in his Poffeffion. 

3. Fifteen Acres of vpland by eftimation being part of a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the twenty feven lott in his Pof- 
feffion. 

4. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & part of the 
thirty one lott in his poffeffion. 

5. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^^ Henry Kemball fen. the Weft w'^ John 
Winter the North w'l^ Common land & the South w'^ the high- 
way in his Poffeffion. 

John Grout. 

1. An Homeftall of Thirteen Acres & three Rood by eftima 
tion bounded the Eaft North & South w''^ the highway the Weft 
w''^ John Bernard & the Northweft w'^ John Trane in his Pof- 
feffion. 

2. Five Acres of Meddow by eftimation lying beyond the fur- 
ther Plaine bounded the Eaft w'"^ his owne vpland & the Weft 
w''^ Ephraim Child in his Poffeffion. 

3. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the fift lott in his Poffeffion. 

4. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the Lotts bounded w«h Common land in his Poffeffion. 

tj. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the twenty nine lott in his Poffeffion. 

6. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the thirty 
five lott in his Poffeffion. 



128 Water tozvn Records. 

Nicholas Thele. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'^ the highway the South w'^ George Pickrum & the Eaft 
w'^ Nathaneel Bowman in his PoflelTion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South w**^ 
the highway the North w'^ John Perfe the Eaft w'*^ Edmond 
White & the Weft w'*^ Richard Beech in his Poffeffion. 

3. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the fur- 
ther Plaine & the thirty three lott in his Poffeffion. 

4. Fifteen Acres of vpland by eftimation being part of a great 
Divident in the third Divifion & the Twenty five lott in his Pof- 
feffion. 

5. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & part of the 
thirty one lott in his Poffeffion. 

John Flemming. 

1 . An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'*^ the highway the North w'^ John Bifcoe the Eaft w'^ 
Edward Dikes & the West w"^ John Bifcoe in his Poffeffion. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation adioyning bounded 
the North w'^ John Bifcoe in his Poffeffion. 

[196] (9) 



J 



ohn Knights. 



1. An Homestall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w* the highway the South w'^ Richard Woodward the 
Weft w'*^ John Wincoll & the Eaft w'^ John Springe in his Pof- 
feffion. 

2. Nineteen Acres & halfe of vpland by estimation bounded 
the South w''^ the highway & the Eaft the Noi-th w**^ Nathaneel 
Bowman & the Weft w'*^ Edward Lam in his Poffeffion. 

3. Forty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divi- 
dent in the third Divifion & the fourteen Lott in his Poffeffion. 

4. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divi- 
dent in the third Divifion & the Twenty eight lott in his Pof- 
feffion. 

5. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w''^ Edmond Levis the Weft w'^ Edward Lam 
the North w'"^ the highway & the South w'** the river in his 
Poffeffion. 

6. One Acre of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*^ John Wincoll the Weft w'*^ his owne the 
North w*^ the highway & the South w'^ the river in his Pol- 
feffion. 

7. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the North & Weft w'^ Samuel Saltenftall the Eaft 
w'^ Joseph Moffe & the South w'^ Edward How in his Pof- 
feffion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 129 

8. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Forty- 
one lott. in his pofTelTion. 

9. One Acre of remote Meddow by eftimation & the seventy 
five lott in his poffeflion. 

10. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Patch meddow 
bounded the Eaft vv'^> Joseph Mofle & the Weft w'^ Richard 
Woodward in his Pofleflion. 

11. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patch Meddow 
bounded the Weft w'"^ John Wincoll in his Pofleflion. 

12. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the twenty fixt lott m his pofleffion. 

13. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the Sixty two lott in his Pofleflion. 

J 4, Six Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the Sixt lott m his Pofleflion. 

15. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither 
Plaine bounded the Eaft & West w'^ Ephraim Child the North 
w'"^ the highway & the South w'^ the river in his Pofl^elTion. 

Miles Nutt. 

I . An Homestall of Five Acres & halfe by eftimation bounded 
the North w''^ the highway the South w'^ Ifaac Mixer the Eaft 
w'*^ John Sherman in his Pofl!eflion. 

[197J 

John Trane. 

1 . An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'*^ the highway the West w'*^ William Jennifon the North 
w''^ George Munnings & the South w'^ John Grout in his Pof- 
feflion. 

2. An Homeftall Two Acres by eftimation bounded the North 
& Weft w'*^ the highway the Eaft w'^ Thomas Andrews & the 
South w'h Robert Keies in his Pofl^eflion. 

3. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the twenty fix lott in his pofTef- 
fion. 

4. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w''^ Ephraim Child the Weft w'^ Edward Gar- 
field the North w**^ the highway & the South w'^ the river in his 
Pofleflion. 

5. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the fifty 
nine lott in his pofleflion. 

6. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation bounded the 
North w'^ John Shearman the South w'*^ Nicholas Guy in his 
pofleflion. 

7. One Acre of Meddow bv eftimation at Bever brook bound- 
ed w'^ Common land in his Pofleflion. 

8. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
farther Plaine & the fifty one lott in his pofl"efl[ion. 



130 Waterto-wn Records, 

John Witherell. 

I. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded 
the Soutli w'*^ Joleph Moffe & Common land the Weft w'^ the 
Towne houfe & Common land the North w'^ Cambridge line 
in his poffelTion. 

Henry Thorpe. 

1. Eight Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
■w*^ Cambridge line the South & Eaft w'*^ the great Pond & the 
Weft w''^ Daniel Smith in his PoflelTion. 

2. Two Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North w'*' 
the highway the South w'^ Richard Beers the Eaft w*^ Beniamin 
Bulward & the Weft w*^ David Fifke in his poffeffion. 

Nathaneel Bifcoe. 

1 . Forty fix Acres of vpland by eftimation bought of y^ Towne 
& lying nigh the way leading to Concord in his Poffeffion. 

[198] (10) 

Beniamin Bulward. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'^ David Fifke the North w'^ Cambridge line the Eaft w'*^ Sam- 
uel Freeman & the South w'*^ the highway in his poffeffion. 

2. One Acre & halfe of Planting ground by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft w'^ the great Pond the Weft w'^ Henry Thorpe & the 
North w'^ the highway in his Poffeffion. 

3. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
w'** Cambridge line & the Eaft w'^ the highway in his poffeffion. 
■ 4. One Acre of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ John Stowers the Weft w*^ Barnaby Windes 
the North w''^ Common land & the South w'^ the highway in 
his poffeffion. 

5. One Acre of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Thirty 
two lott in his Poffeffion. 

6. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation bevond the further 
Plaine & the Sixty lott in his Poffeffion. 

Robert Sanderfon. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'*^ the highway the South w'*^ Richard Linton the Weft & North 
w'^ Thomas Boyfon in his Poffeffion. 

2, Foure Acres of Swampe by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w*'^ the highway the Eaft w'^ William Paine the South w'^^ Wil- 
liam Godfree & the North w'*^ John Clough in his poffeffion. 

Oliver Callow. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eflimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ the highway the Weft w''^ Henry Bright fen. the North 
w*^ William Godfree & the South w'*> Thomas Haftings in his 
Poffeffion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 131 

2. A Swampe of foure Acres by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w'^ the highway the Eaft w'^ William Paine the North w'^ Wil- 
liam Godfree & the South w'^ Thomas Haftings in his poffeflion. 

Thomas Eire. 

1. Twenty Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^ Ephraim Child the Weft w* Simon 
Eire iun. the North w'^ the highway & the South w'*' the river 
in his pofleffion. 

2. Twelve Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
Seventy lott in his pofleffion. 

[199] 

Richard Gale. 

I. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North w'^ 
the highway the Eaft w*"^ Samuel Freeman the Weft w'^ Jofeph 
Bemis & the South w'^ Nathan Fifke in his Pofleffion. 

Nathan Fifke. 

I. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
Edward How the Weft w'^ Robert Herington the North w*^ Rich- 
ard Gale & the South w'^ the highway in pofleffion. 

Peter Nois. 

1. Twelve Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w'^" John Wincoll the Weft w* John 
Lawrence the North w'^ Common land & the South w'^ the high- 
way in his Pofl^effion. 

2. Twelve Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
ninety fixt lott in his pofl^effion. 

3. Eighteen Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the forty one lott in his polTeffion. 

4. Seventy Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the firft Divifion & the Nineteen lott in his pofleflion. 

Simon Eire iun. 

1. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ the Thomas Eire the Weft w'*^ Ephraim 
Child the North w'^ the highway & the South w'^ the river in 
his PolTeffion. 

2. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded in the Eaft w'^ Edmond White the Weft w''^ Robert 
Vezy the North & South w'^ the highways in his PofTeffion. 

3. Twelve Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w''^ Robert Vezy the Weft w'^ Abram 
Browne the North & South w'l^ the highways in his PofTeflion. 

4. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation at Beverbrook bounded 
the North & Weft w'^> John Stowers the South w'^ the brook & 
the Eaft w"^ the Plaine in his Pofleffion. 



132 Watertown Records^ 

5. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation beyond 
Plaine Meddow bounded the Eaft w'^ Robert Daniel the Weft & 
South w**^ Common land in his Pofleflion. 

[300] (II) 

Thomas Philpott. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ Michael Barftow the Weft w'^ John Shearman the North 
w'^ Strawberry hill & the South w*^ William Jennifon in his 
pofTeffion. 

Jofeph Tainter. 

1. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & South w'h the highway the Weft w'^^ Edward How & the 
North w'*^ Samuel Freeman in his Pofleflion. 

2. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'^ John Bernard & the highway the South w'^ Robert 
Daniel the Eaft w«^ William Potter & the Weft w'*^ Robert Jen- 
nifon in his Pofl~eflion. 

Edmond White. 

1 . An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'h Edward Gofte the Eaft & North w'^ the highway & 
the Weft w'"^ Timothy Wheeler in his Pofl^effion. 

2. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w»^ Edward Gofte & Roger Willington the South & Southeaft 
w'*" banklane & the Southweft w'*^ Abram Browne in his pof- 
feffion. 

3. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South- 
eaft & Southweft w'^ Simon Stone the Northweft w'^^ William 
Gutterig & the Northeaft w''^ Roger Willington in his Pofleflion. 

4. An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South & Weft w'^ the highway the Eaft w'*^ Simon Eire fen. the 
North w'^ the Swampe in his Pofl^eflTion. 

5. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divi- 
dent in the fourth Divifion & the Eighteen lott in his pof- 
fefllon. 

6. Seventy Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divi- 
dent in the fecond Divifion & the Eleventh lott in his pofl^eflSon. 

7. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the fourth Diviflon & the feventh lott in his pofl^eflfion. 

8. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the third lott in his pofll'lTion. 

9. Three Acres of Plowland bv eftimation in tlie farther Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ Richard Browne the Weft w'*^ Edward 
Dikes the North w* the highway & the South w'"^ the river in 
his pofl^eflfion. 

10. Three Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
Ninety two lott in his poflTeflion. 



Lands.) Grants and Possessions. 133 

11. Five Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South 
Av**' the highway the North & Eaft w"^ Wilham Hamlet & the 
Weft w'*^ Jofeph Cooke in his Pofleffion. 

[201] 

12. An Homeftall of Ten Acres by eftimation bounded 
the Eaft w"' Nicholas Bufby the Weft w'*' William Eaton the 
North w'l* the great Pond & the South w'*^ Richard Sawtle in 
his pofleffion. 

13. Ten Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Richard Beers the Weft w*^ Common land 
the North w*^ the highway & the South w''^ the river in his 
pofleffion. 

14. Ten Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Hun- 
dred & thirteen lott in his pofl^effion. 

15. Three Acres of Marfh by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'** 
the river Weft w'^ Banklane South w'^ Abram Browne & the 
North w«h Winifred Woolcott in his Pofl!effion. 

Richard Beniamin. 

1. An Homeftall of three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Weft w*^ the highway the Eaft w"^ Edward How the North w'^ 
Samuel Freeman & the South w'** George Woodward in his 
Pofleffion. 

2. Six Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w*^ John Stowers the Weft w'"^ John Beniamin 
the North w*"^ Common land & the South w'** the highway in 
his pofl^eflion. 

Samuel Saltenftall. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Northeaft w'"^ Thomas Brigan & Robert Keies the Southeaft w* 
the river the Southweft w**^ the highway & the Nothweft w**> 
George Phillips in his pofleflion. 

2. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'*^ the highway the Weft & North w'^ Thomas Boyden & the 
South w* John Brabrook in his pofl'effion. 

3. Twenty Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine by eftima- 
tion bounded the South w* Edward How the North w'*^ the 
highway the Eaft w*^ Thomas WincoU & the Weft w"^ John 
Whitney in his pofleflion. 

4. Thirty Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the 
Seventy one lott in his pofl"effion. 

5. Twenty Eight Acres & halfeof vpland by eftimation beyond 
the farther Plaine & the Thirty nine lott in his Pofleflion. 

6. Six Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow 
bounded the Eaft w'^ the brooke the Weft w'^ William Paine the 
North w**^ the highway & the South w'^ Common land in his 
Pofl^effion. 



134 Water toivn Records. 

7. Foure Acres of Plowland in the farther Plaine by eftima- 
tion bounded the Eaft w'"^ John Barnard the Weft w'*> Thomas 
Boyfon the North w'^ Common land & the South w'^ the high- 
way in his pofleffion. 

8. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the fecond Divilion & the Twenty fix lott in his Pof- 
feflion. 

[302] (12) 

Henry Saltenftall. 

1. A Farme of Three Hundred Acres of vpland by eftimation 
bounded w**^ the great Dividents & the Farme land in his pof- 
feffion. 

2. Eighty eight Acres of Meddow by eftimation adioyning to 
his Farme & bounded w''^ the great Dividents m his Foffeffion. 

William Eaton. 

I. An Homeftall of One Acre by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w'^ John Jones the Eaft & Weft 
w**^ the Common in his Pofleffion. 

Herbard Pellam. 

I . Foure Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South- 
eaft w'^ Edmund Anger the Northweft w'*' the highway the North- 
eaft w'*^ George Phillips & the Southweft w'*^ the highway in 
his Pofleffion. 

John Marrett. 

I. Two Acres & halfe of Meddow by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w''^ Cambridge line the Weft & South w'*^ Thomas Brigan 
the North w'*^ the highway in his Pofleflion. 

Robert Daniel. 

I. An Homeftall of Thirteen Acres by eftimation bounded 
the North w'^ Jofeph Tainter & William Potter the Eaft w'^^ John 
Bernard & Robert Lockwood the South & Weft w'*^ Thomas 
Rogers in his Pofl^eflion. 

Thomas Brigan. 

I. Thirteen Acres of vpland by eftimation & one Acre of 
Meddow bounded the Eaft w'*^ John Marret & Cambridge line 
the Weft w'*^ Thomas Andre wes & Robert Keies the North w'*^ 
highway in his Pofleflion. 

Thomas Andrewes. 

I. Foure Acres & halfe of vpland w''^ an Homeftall by eftima- 
tion bounded the Eaft w'*^ Thomas Brigan & the South the Weft 
w*^ John Trane the North w'^ Cambridge line in his Pofl"eflion. 



Lands ^ Grants and Possessions. 135 

2. Forty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divilioa & the thirteen lott in his Pofleffion. 

3. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Ifaac Mixer the Weft w''^ John Warrin the 
North w* Common land & the South w'^" the highway in his 
Poffeffion. 

4. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the thirty 
lott in his Pofleffion. 

[203] 

Edmond Anger. 

I . Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Southeaft 
w**"' George Phillips the North weft w'*^ Herbard Pellam the South 
weft w'h the highway in his Pofleffion. 

William Woolcocks. 

I. An Homeftall of Three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & North w'^ Thomas Brigan the Southweft w**^ Samuel 
Saltenftall in his Poffeflion. 

Anthony White. 

1. Eight Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w*'' 
the highway the Weft & North w'^ John Page & the South w«h 
John Coolige in his Pofleffion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
■w'^ the highway the South w'^ Edward Garfield the Eaft w'*^ John 
Foulger & the Weft w*^ Jacob Segar in his poffeflion. 

3. Three Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
North & South w'^ the highway the Weft w* George Munnings 
& the Eaft w'^ Towne land in his Pofleffion. 

Nicholas Bufby. 

1. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
■w'^* Simon Eire the Weft w'^" John Warrin the North w'^ Edward 
How & the South w''^ William Hammond in his Poffeffion. 

2. An Homeftall of Ten Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'h the highway &; John Dogget the Weft w'^ Winifred Woolcott 
the North w'*^ the great Pond in his Poffeflion. 

3. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divifion & the fecond lott in his Poffeflion. 

4. Six Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ John Knights the Weft w'*^ Simon Eire fen. 
the North w'^ the highway & the South w"^ the river in his Pof- 
feflion. 

5. Six Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Fifty 
third lott in his poffeflion. 

6. An Homeftall of two Acres by eftimation bounded w*'^ the 
great Pond in his Poffeflion. 



136 Watcrtown Records. 

Malachy Browning. 

I. An Homeftall of foure Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & South w*"^ the highway the Northweft w*^ William Paine 
in his Poffeffion. 

George Woodward. 

I. An Homeftall of Ten Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Weft w*'' the highway the Eaft w**^ Edward How & Richard 
Woodward the North w'^ Richard Beniamin & the South w''* 
Edmond Blois in his PoflelTion. 

[304] (13) 

John Clayfe. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w* the highway the North w*'^ the Swampe the Eaft w*^ 
William Paine & the Weft w'^ Bufbies lane in his Poffeffion. 

Edward Goffe. 

1. An Homeftall of Nine Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w*'' Edmond White the South w'^ his owne Meddow the 
Weft w*^ Roger Willington & the Eaft w'*^ the highway in his 
Poffeffion. 

2. Nine Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
Av'** banklane the Weft w"^ Roger Willington the South w**^ Ed- 
mond White & the North w*^ his owne vpland in his Poffeffion. 

Roger Willington. 

1 . An Homeftall of fourteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w*h Edward Goffe the Northeaft w'*' John Warrin & thelitle 
Pond the Northweft w'^" William Gutterig Edmond White & 
Simon Stone the Southeaft & North w''^ his owne Meddow Abram 
Browne & Simon Stone in his Poffeffion. 

2. Three Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w* Edward Goffe the Weft w«^ Abram Browne the North w'*^ his 
owne & the South w*'' Edmond White in his Poffeffion. 

3. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Diviffon & the fourteen lott in his Pof- 
feffion. 

Winifred Woolcott. 

I. An Homeftall of Eight Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w«^ the highway the North w**^ John Hayward the Eaft 
w*^ Henry Felch & the Weft w'^ Garret Church in her Pof- 
feffion. 

3. One Acre & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w*^ Garret Chuich & the Weft w"* the litle Pond in her pof- 
feffion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 137 

3. One Acre & halfe of Marfh bounded the South w'^ the 
river & the North w'^ the highway in her pofleffion. 

4. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded the South 
w* John Gofle the North & Eaft w'*^ Beverbrooke in her Pof- 
feffion. 

John Foulger. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Northeaft w''' Thomas Taylor the vSouthweft w'^ Anthony White 
the Northweft w*^ the highway & the Southeaft w'** Gregory Tay- 
lor in his pofleffion. 

John White. 

T. An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & South w'^ the highway the North w''^ the Swampe & the 
Weft w'*^ William Paine in his FoflTeffion. 

[305] 

William Knop fen. 

I, Eight Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w**^ John Lawrence the Weft w'^ Henry Cuttris 
the North w"^ Common land & the South w'^ the highway in 
his PoflTeffion. 

William Clarke. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'*^ the highway the North w'^^ Edmond White the Eaft 
w'^ Bulbies lane & the Weft w'^ the Swampe in his PoflTeffion. 

2. Two Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Northeaft 
w**' Richard Sawtle the Southweft w'^ Richard Holden the North- 
weft w*^ the highway & the Southeaft w*^ Simon Stone in his 
Pofl~effion. 

3. Two Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the thirty 
eight lott in his Pofl"effion. 

4. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the twenty two lott in his 
Pofleffion. 

John Prefcott. 

1. An Homeftall of three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft & North w*^ the highway the South w*^ Richard Browne 
the Weft w'h Richard Beers in his Pofleffion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'*" 
the highway the Weft w'^ Edward How the North w*^ Samuel 
Hofier in his PoflTeffion. 

3. One Acre of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ James Cutler the Weft w**^ John Kingfberry 
the North w*^ the highway & the South w'^ the river in his 
Pofl~effion. 



138 Watertoivn Records. 

4. One Acre of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Fifty five 
lott in his poffeflion. 

5. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the firft Divifi.on & the Twenty nine lott in his Pof- 
feflion. 

Richard Beers. 

1. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the North 
w**' the highway the South w'^ Richard Browne & William Knop 
fen. the Eaft w'*^ John Prefcott & Richard Browne in his Pof- 
fefTion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
John Hayward the Weft & North w'^ his owne & the South w'*^ 
George Parkhurft in his Pofleflion. 

3. Fou re Acres of remote Meddow & the Thirty feven lott 
in his Pofleflion. 

John Shearman. 

1. An Homeftall of Eighteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'h Crooked lane the Weft w'^ Ephraim Child the South w"^ 
John Beniamin & the North w'^ bank lane in his pofleflion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
Robert Daniel the North w'l^ Jofeph Tainter the Weft w'^ Robert 
[306] (14; Jennifon & the South w'*^ the highway in his 
Pofleflion. 

3. Two Acres of Pine Marfh by eftimation bounded the South 
w*^ the river the North w'^ John Bernard in his pofleflion. 

4. A Pond of one Acre by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
North w* Robert Lockwood the Weft w'*^ Robert Daniel & the 
South w''' the highway in his pofleflion. 

5 . Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the third Diviflon & the Seventh Lott in his pofleflion. 

6. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation bounded w'^ John 
Whitney fen. & the Dividents in his Pofleflion. 

7. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Eighty 
five lott bounded the North w''^ the brooke y' comes downe 
betweene the two hills the Weft w''^ Stony brooke & the Eaft w''' 
Common land in his Poffeflion. 

8. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres & halfe by eftimation 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Thomas Philpott & William Jennifon the 
Weft w''' the highway the North w'^ Strawberry hill & the South 
w'*^ Miles Nutt in his Pofl~eflion. 

9. Eight Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w**^ John Trane the North w*^ the great Dividents John 
Trane Nicholas Guy the Weft & South w'^ the Hand in his Pof- 
feflion. 

10. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fecond Diviflon & the Twenty foure lott in his Pofleflion. 



Lands^ Grants and Possessions. 139 

John Whitney iun. 

1. An Homeftall of Three Acres by eftlmation bounded the 
Northwelt w'"^ the highway the Southweft w'^ Edmond Lewis the 
Ealt w'^' George PhilUps & the South w'"^ Edward How in his 
poffeflion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
North w**^ the highway the Weft w'*^ Bartholemew Perfon & the 
South w'^ Richard Wait in his poffeffion. 

3. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w**^ Nicholas Knap the Weft w'"^ Edward How 
the North w"^ the highway & the South w*** the river in his Pof- 
feffion. 

Charles Chadwick. 

1. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft w*'^ 
Edward Garfield the Eaft w'^ Gregory Taylor the North w*^ John 
Rainfborrow & the South w'*^ his owne land in his poffeffion. 

2. One Acre & halfe of vpland by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ his owne & the North w'^ Thomas Taylor in his Pof- 
feffion. 

3. Two Acres of Marffi by eftimation bounded the South w''^ 
the river the North w"^ Edward How & the Weft the Eaft w*'^ 
Jeremiah Norcroffe in his Poffeffion. 

[307] 

Gregory Taylor. 

I. Eight Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w* John Foulger the Eaft & Weft w'^ Charles Chadwick in his 
Poffeffion. 

Robert Vezy. 

1. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation in Patchmeddow 
bounded w*'^ Common land & his owne Meddow in his poffeffion 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation being part of a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the fixtlott in his Poffeffion. 

Henry Cuttris. 

1. An Homeftall of Sixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North & Northweft w'*^ the highway the South & Southweft w'*^ 
Jerimiah Norcroffe in his Poffeffion. 

2. Two Acres of Marffi by eftimation bounded the South w'^ 
the river the North w'*^ his owne the Eaft w'^ John Firmin & the 
Weft w"^ John Smith in his Poffeffion. 

John Biggelye. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w'^ Richard Amler the Eaft 
w'h George Parkhurft & the Weft w*^ Miles Ives in his Pof- 
feffion. 



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2. Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the firft Divilion & the fifteen lott in his Pofleflion. 

Thomas Arnold. 

I. Six Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Weft w* 
the highway the South & Eaft w''^ Edward Garfield & the North 
w'** his owne voland in his Pofleflion. 

Henry Felch. 

I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
w'h WilHam Eaton the Weft w*^ Winifred Woolcott the North 
w'*' John Hayward & the South w*'^ the highway in his Pof- 
fefllion. 

Jofeph Bemis. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'*^ the highway the South w''^ Thomas Fleg &; Edward 
How the Eaft w'^ Richard Gale & the Weft w'*> Nicholas Bufl^y 
in his pofl^eflion. 

2. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plame 
bounded, the Northeaft w'"^ Abram Browne the Southweft w'"^ the 
highway [308] (15) the Northweft w'^ Edward How & the 
Southeaft w'*^ Richard Wait in his pofleflion. 

3. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Samuel Freeman the Weft w'^ Henry Bright 
iun. the North & South w'^ the highwayes in his PolTeflion. 

4. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the Plowland 
& lying nigh to Plaine Meddow bounded w'^ Common land in 
his pofl^eflTion. 

5. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation lying nigh to Plaine 
Meddow & bounded w'*^ John Perfe & Common land in his 
pofl!eflion. 

6. Five Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Twenty 
third lott in his Pofl^eflion. 

7. Twenty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fourth Divifion & the third lott in his Pofleflion. 

*Granted by the Comitte three akres of meddow, at nonefuch 
lying in fmall pfells neare to Sternes his meddow. Jo. Winckoll. 
Joh. Shearman & Ephraim Child. 

Ephraim Child. 

1. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the nither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*'^ Henry Goldftone the Weft w*^ his owne 
the North w'** the highway & the South w* the river in his 
pofl^effion. 

2. Nine Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ his owne the Weft w'*^ John Knights the 
North w**^ the highway & the South w'^ the river in his Pof- 
felBon. 

*[ The record of this grant appears to be an interlineation in the hand- 
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3. Ten Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ Edward How the Weft w'^ Samuel Hofier 
& Common land the North w'^ the highway & the South w'^ the 
river in his PofTeflion. 

4. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w*'^ John Springe the Weft w* William Gutterig 
the North w*'^ Common land & the South w*'^ the highway in 
his Poffeffion. 

5. Two Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'*^ Abram Browne the Weft w'*^ Robert Lock- 
wood the North & South w'*^ the highwayes in his Pofleffion. 

6. Three Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine by eftimation 
bounded the South w''^ the highway & the North w'^ Abram 
Browne in his Poffeffion. 

Richard Holden. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w'^ George Parkhurft the Eaft 
w* John Stebbin & the Weft w'*^ Juftinian Holden in his Pof- 
feffion. 

2. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North & 
Eaft w'*^ the highway the South w'^ the Meeting houfe land & the 
Weft w«^ Henry Kemball in his Poffeffion. 

Chriftofer Grant. 

I. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w'l^ John Hayward the Eaft w'^ Winifred Woolcott the Weft w'l^ 
Juftinian Holden & the South w'*^ George Parkhurft in his pof- 
feffion. 

[309] 

Samuel Freeman. 

1 . An Homeftall of Twenty one Acres by eftimation bounded 
the North & Eaft w'*^ the highway the South w'^ Jofeph Tainter 
& Edward How & the Weft w''^ Richard Gale in his Poffeffion. 

2. An Homeftall of Three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Weft w''^ the highway the Eaft w'^ Edward How the North w'^ 
Edmond Lewis & the South w*^ Richard Beniamin in his Pof- 
feffion. 

3. An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft w'^ the river the Northweft w*'' the highway the North- 
eaft w'^ Edward How & the Southweft w*'^ John Firmin in his 
Poffeffion. 

4. Seven Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w''^ 
the Pond the Weft & South w'^ Beniamin Bulward & the North 
w'^ Cambridge line in his Poffeffion. 

5. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Northeaft 
w'^ Edward How the Southweft w'^ John Firmin the Northweft 
w''^ the Addition line & the Southweft w''^ the highway in his 
Poffeffion. 



142 Watertown Records. 

6. Five Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Ealt w'^ Ephraim Child the Northweft w'*^ Common 
land the South w'^ the river in his Pofleffion. 

7. Thirty five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divilion & the Twenty, feven lott in his 
pofleffion. 

George Parkhurft fen. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w«^ the highway the North w'^ Michael Barftow the Weft 
w'^ William Jennifon & the South w'^ George Munnings in his 
pofleffion. 

2. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the hun- 
dred lott in his Pofl"eflion. 

3. An Homeftall of lixteen Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Weft w«^ Hugh Mafon the Eaft w'^ John Hayward the North w«^ 
Richard Beers & the South w'*^ Richard Holden in his pofl^effion. 

4. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the firft Divilion & the Thirteen lott in his Poffeflion. 

=5. Nine Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the lixteen lott in his Pofl^effion. 

6. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft w''^ 
William Hammond the Weft w'^ Ifaac Sterne the North w'^ Wil- 
liam Hammond & the South w'^ John Warrin in his Poffeflion. 

Thomas Ta3dor. 

I . An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Northeaft w''^ John Gofle the Southweft w''^ John Foulger the 
Northweft w'*' the highway & the Southeaft w* Samuel Holier 
in his Poffeffion. 

[310] (16) 

John Stowers. 

1. Forty Acres of vpland by eftimation being part of a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the Thirty lott in his Poffeflion. 

2. Ten Acres & halfe of vpland by eftimation beyond the 
further Plaine & the Eighteen lott in his Pofieflion. 

3. Foure Acres of Plow^land by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ the brooke the Weft w'^^ his owne the North 
w*^ the highway & the South w'^ the river in his Pofleflion. 

4. Seven Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further Plaine 
bounded the Eaft & Weft w''^ his owne the North w''^ the high- 
way & the South w'li the river in his Poffeflion. 

5. Ten Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the forty fix 
lott in his Poffeflion. 

6. Six Acres of remote Medow by eftimation & the Hundred 
& third lott in his Poffeflion. 

7. Ten Acres of vpland bv eftimation being part of a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the Ninth lott in his Poffeflion. 



Lands ^ Grants and Possessions . 143 

8. One Acre of Meddow by eftimation at beverbrooke adioyn- 
ing to the former ten Acres of vpland in his pofleflion. 

9. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation being part of a great 
Divident in the firft Divilion & the fixt lott in his Pofleflion. 

10. Twelve Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w*^ his owne the Weft w'*^ Richard 
Browne the North w'^ the highway & the South w''^ the river in 
his Pofl^eflion. 

1 1 . Twenty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the firft Divifion & the eight lott in his Pofl^eflion. 

Michael Berftow. 

1. An Homeftall of fourteen Acres bv eftimation bounded the 
North & Eaft w**^ the highway the South w'^ George Parkhurft 
fen. & the Weft w'^ Thomas Philpott in his Pofl^efllon. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
Weft w''^ John Page the North w'^ Edward Dikes & the South 
w'*^ Richard Beers in his Pofleflion. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Meddow 
in his Pofl!eflion. 

4. Seven Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w* Efther Pickrum the Weft w'^^ Edward 
Garfield the North w'^ the highway & the South w'*^ the river in 
his pofl^eflion. 

5. Seven Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the tenth 
lott in his Pofl^eflion. 

6. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation beyond the further 
Plaine & the twenty nine lott in his PoflTeffion. 

7. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the Ninth lott in his Pofleflion. 

8. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft & Weft 
w'*^ the highway the North w*^ Nicholas Guy & the South w'^ the 
Meeting houfe land in his Pofl!efllon. 

[311] 

John Perfe. 

1. An Homeftall of Twelve Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'^ the highway the South w'*^ Richard Beech the Eaft w'"^ 
Bartolemew Perfon & the Weft w'^ William Parker in his Pof- 
feflJion. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
w'^ the highway & the South w*^ the great Dividents in his Pof- 
feflion. 

3. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation bounded the North 
w* the highway the South w'*^ the river in his PoflTeflfion. 

Anthony Perfe. 

I. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w'^ 
John Stowers & the North w'^ John Bifcoe in his Pofl!eflion. 



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Bartolemew Perlbn. 



I. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w'*^ the highway the South w'*^ Edmond White the Eaft 
w*'^ the Common & the Weft w*^ John Perfe in his Poffeflion. 

Richard Amler. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Eaft w'^ William Parker the Weft w'^ Thomas Arnold the South 
w'^ John Biggely & the North w'^ the highway in his PoffefTion. 

Edward Garfield. 

1. Foure Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the hither Plaine 
bounded the Eaft w'^ John Trane the Weft w'^ Nicholas Knap 
the North w''^ the highway & the South w* the river in his 
Pofleffion. 

2. Six Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Pond Meddow 
bounded w'^ his great Divident in his Pofleffion. 

3. Foure Acres of remote Meddow by eftimation & the Hun- 
dred & Ninth lott in his Pofleflion. 

4. Foure Acres of Meddow in Pond Meddow by eftimation 
bounded w* the great Divident of John Smith in his Pofl^effion. 

Samuel Garfield. 

1. An Homeftall of One Acre & halfe by eftimation bounded 
the Weft w'*^ the highway the Eaft w'^ Edward Garfield &. the 
North w'^ Gregory Taylor in his Pofl!eflion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Northweft 
w'^ the addition line the Northeaft & Southeaft w'^ the highway 
& the Southweft w'^ John Smith in his Pofleflion. 

3. An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w''' the highway & the Eaft w*^ Thomas Arnold in his PoflTeffion. 

[313] (17) 

John Page. 

1. An Homeftall of Forty Acres by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Diviflon & the firft lott in his Poffeflion. 

2. Twelve Acres of vpland by eftimation being part of a great 
Divident in the firft Divifion & the firft lott in his Pofleflion. 

3. Eighteen Acres of Meddow by eftimation in Plaine Med- 
dow bounded the South & Weft w'^ the great Plaine the North & 
Eaft w'*> the highway in his Pofleffion. 

4. Foure Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the North 
w*^ the brooke the South w''^ Barnaby Windes & the Weftw*^ his 
owne vpland in his Pofleflion. 

5. Seventy Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the fec- 
ond Diviflon & the feventh lott in his Pofleflion. 

6. Thirty Five Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great 
Divident in the fecond Divifion k. the third lott in his Poffeflion. 



Lands ^ Grants and Possessions, 14c 

John Fifke. 

I. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Eaft w''* 
Henry Dow the Weft w'^^ Thomas Bartlet the North w'^ Thomas 
Haftings & the South w'^ Robert Vezy in his Pofleffion. 

John Stebbin. 

I. An Homeftall of Seven Acres & halfe by eftimation 
bounded the South w'^ the highway the North w'^ Juftinian Hol- 
den the Eaft w'^ Chriftofer Grant & the Weft w'^ Richard Holden 
in his Pofleffion. 

William Chattuck. 

1. An Homeftall of One Acre by eftimation bounded the 
South Weft w'^ Common land the Eaft w'^ John Clough & the 
Weft w'^ William Perry in his Poflfeffion. 

2. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
v<^'^ Jofeph Mofl^e the South w^'^ William Perry the Eaft w»*> John 
Clough & the Weft w* Common land in his PoflTeffion. 

Daniel Smith. 

1 . An Homeftall of Six Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'*^ the highway the North w**^ John Trane the Eaft w'^ 
John Bernard & the Weft w'^ William Jennifon in his Pofl^effion. 

2. Ten Acres of vpland by eftimation lying nigh the way lead- 
ing to Concord bought of y^ Towne in his Pofl^effion. 

3. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w'^ Cambridge line the South w''* the great Pond the Eaft w'^ 
Ifaac Hart & the Weft w*^ Samuel Freeman in his Pofl^eflion. 

[313] 

Timothy Wheeler. 

I . An Homeftall of Seven Acres by eftimation bounded the 
Southeaft w'^ Winifred Woolcott the Northweftw'^ Henry Bright 
iun. in his Pofl^effion. 

William Page. 

1 . An Homeftall of foure Acres & halfe by eftimation bounded 
the North & Weft w'^ the highway the Eaft w''^ William Knop 
iun. & the South w* his owne in his Pofleffion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft w**^ 
the highway the Eaft w''^ the Meeting houfe land the South w»^ 
Nicholas Guy & the North w*'^ his owne in his Pofl^eflion. 

William Knop iun. 

I. An Homeftall of foure Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w''^ the highway the South w*'^ the Meeting houfe land the 
Eaft w'*^ Henry Kemball iun. & the Weft w''^ William Page in 
his Pofleffion. 



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Henry Kemball iun. 

1. An Homeftall of Three Acres by eftimation bounded the 
North w**^ the highway the South w'*^ the Meeting houfe land the 
Eaft w*^ Richard Holden & the Weft w'*^ William Knop iun. in 
his Pofleflion. 

2. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the North 
w*^^ the highway the South w'^ Simon Stone the Eaft w''^ William 
Clarke & the Weft w'*^ John Goffe in his Poffeffion. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
North w'^ Thomas Boyden the Weft w'^ John Bifcoe & the South 
w'^ Nathaneel Bowman in his PoflefTion. 

4. Fifty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Divident 
in the fourth Divifion & the Twenty eight lott in his Pofleflion. 

Juftinian Holden. 

1. An Homeftall of Five Acres by eftimation bounded the 
South w'^ the highway the North w''* George Parkhurft the Eaft 
w'"^ Richard Holden & the Weft w'^ John Rogers in his Pof- 
feffion. 

2. Thirty Acres of vpland by eftimation being a great Di- 
vident in the fourth Diviflon & the Nineteen lott in his Pof- 
feflion. 

3. Three Acres & three Rood of vpland by eftimation bounded 
the North & Eaft w"^ Chriftofer Grant the Northweft w'*^ George 
Parkhurft & the Weft w*'^ Richard Holden in his Poflefllion. 

[314] (18) 

Simon Onge. 

1. Three Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the Weft 
w''^ Henry Bright iun. the Eaft w''^ John Rogers the South w'^ 
the highway & the North w'^ Hugh Mafon in his Pofl^eflion. 

2. Six Acres of vpland by eftimation bounded the South w*^ 
the highway the North w*^ Nicholas Bufby the Eaft w'^ Edward- 
How & the Weft w'^ William Segar in his Pofl!eflion. 

3. Three Acres of Plowland by eftimation in the further 
Plaine bounded the Eaft w*^ Thomas Smith the Weft w**^ John 
Hayward the North w'*^ Common land & the South w*^ the high- 
way in his Pofl^eflion. 

William Hammond. 

1. Three Acres of vpland bv eftimation bounded the Northeaft 
w'"^ the Dividents the Southweft w**^ John Warrin in his Pof- 
feffion. 

2. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft 
Weft & North w'"^ his owne land the South w'^ John Warrin in 
his Pofl^eflion. 

3. Two Acres of Meddow by eftimation bounded the Eaft & 
South w'^ his owne land the Weft w'*' Ifaac Sterne & the North 
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i644' This following is the Record of the Grants & PolTeffions 
of the Lands in Watertown. 

Simon Eire 
William Jenifon 
Mich. Bairstow 
John Barnard 
Thomas Bartlete 
Richard Beeres 
John Sherman. 

1636. A grant of Plowlands at Beaver-brook Plaines 
February 2S. Divided and lotted out by ye freemen to all the 

Townsmen, then Inhabiting being in number 106. Allowing one 
acre for a Perfon and likewife for cattle valued at 2o't> the Head, 
begining next to the small lots beyond the ware and bounded 
with the great lotts on the north fide and Charles River on the 
fouth Divided by a cart way in y^ middest, the firft lott to begin 
next the River, the fecond on the north fide the cart way, and fo 
to be laid out fucceflively untill all the lotts be ended. 

1637. A grant of the Remote or Weft pine meddows 
June 26. Divided & lotted out by the Freemen to all the 

Townfmen then Inhabiting being, 112, in Number, allowing one 
acre for a Perfon, and likewife for Cattle valued at 20'^ the head, 
beginning next to Plaine meddow & so to goe on untill the lotts 
be ended. 

1636. A grant of the great Dividents Granted to the 

July 25. freemen to all the Townfmen then Inhabitants, 
being in number, 120. the land being Devided in four Divifions 
every Divifion being 160: Rodds Breadth begining next to the 
fmall lotts and bounded with Cambridge line on y^ north fide, 
and the Plowland on the fouth to be laid out fucceflively one after 
another, (all the meadow and cartways only excepted) for them 
to inclofe or feed in common. 

J^38- It is Ordered that the farms w^hich fliall be given 

0.14'. out fhall begin at y^ neereft meadow to Deadham 

line beyond the line that runneth at y^ end of y^ great lotts 
Paralell to y^ line at y^ end of y^ Town Bounds and fo to go on 
succeflively from Deadham Bounds, in order as they are given out 
as thofe which are Deputed to lay them out fhall fee good & 
appoint the Proportion of Meadow being twenty acres of meadow 
to one hundred & fifty acres of upland, and those farmes Granted 
to thofe freemen upon condition they Remaine Inhabitants ftill 
in the Town. 

[The paging of this book is modern, and upon the flyleaf, the reverse 
of page one, the date of December the 6th, 1714, is inscribed. Pages 2 
to 77 inclusive, 70 to 77 being blank, are omitted as containing but a verba- 
tim et literatim transcript of the preceding Second and Third Inventories 
of the Grants and Possessions of the Lands in Watertown. The tran- 
script ends on page 69 with the following : — A copy taken off Watertowns 
Second Booke of Records of Grants and Poffeffions of the Lands in 
Watertbwn. Exam^ P^. Munings Sawin 

February 27*: 1714-15, Town Gierke. — Eds.] 



150 Water town Records. 

[78] To Jonas Bond Esq'': one of her Majesties Juftices of the 
Peace for the County of Midd" : 

The humble addrefs of us the fubfcribers, Inhabitants of Water- 
town & Proprietors of the Common or undivided lands lying 
within f'^ Town. Humbley Showeth. 

That whereas by y^ laws of this Province, their is Provifion 
lately made for the calling of a Regular meeting of the Pro- 
prietors of Common lands as afores"^*. By making of application 
to a Justice of the Peace for a warrant for the same. We therefor 
pray for a Warrant from your felfe for the calling of a Proprietors 
meeting in said Town, it being thought a thing nefsefsary for the 
better Ordering of said Commons and to prevent incrochments 
upon the same, or any other Inconvenciancies, and that we maybe 
in a capacitie for the calling of a Proprietors meeting for the futer. 
S''. we leave this to your Selfe, and fubfcrib. your humble fervants, 
Watertown May: 10, 1714. Nathaniel Barfham. 

Nathaniel Norcrofs. 

Nathaniel Bright. 

Palsgrave Wellington. 

Jonathan Stone. 

his 

David X Stone. 

mark. 

Ebenezer Stone. 

Midd'^ fs : To Cap* Nathaniel Barfham of Watertown in the 
County aforefaid. 

[seal.] Y^^ Greeting. Whereas Application is made to me 
Jonas Bond one of her Majesties Juftices of the Peace within faid 
County. By your felfe & so many more of the Proprietors of the 
Common or undivided land in Watertown as the law directs too 
for A Warrant for the calling of A Proprietors meeting that may 
be Regular. It being fignified to me that their is great need of 
fuch a meeting for the better Ordering & managing of the Com- 
mon or undivided lands in faid Town, and to prevent Incroach- 
ments upon them or any other inconveniances. And alfo to 
Choefe a Proprietors Clerk, and to agree upon a method how to 
agree upon a Proprietors meeting for the futer. 

I do therefore Perfuant to the direction of the laws of this Prov- 
ince Order & appoint the first Monday of June next at three of 
the Clock in the after noon at the old meeting houfe in fd. Town 
to be the time & place for the Proprietors to meet for the ends 
aforefaid. And do also Order & direct you faid Cap' Barfham to 
Caufe Copies of this Order or Warrant to be posted up in two 
Publique Places in fd : Town At the least fourteen days before 
said meeting. That fo the Proprietors may have notice thereof 
as the law directs, hereof faile not, given under my hand & seal 
at Watertown this tenth Day of May, in the thirteenth year of her 
Majesties Reign Annoque Domini. i7H' 

Jonas Bond Justice 

Watertown May 19'^: 1714. of Peace 

Posted up by me 

Nathaniel Barsham. 

[* Act passed March 25, 1713. — Eds.] 



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[79] At a meeting of the Proprietors of y« Common & undi- 
vided lands in Watertown orderly warned and meet together the 
first Monday of June 17 14. 

By Return of A Warrant from a Justice of the Peace within 
the County of Midd^: 

1. Voted, and Chofen Moderator Majf : Jonas Bond Esq'': 

2. Voted, and Cholen for Clarke Munings Sawin. 

3. Voted and agreed how a Proprietors meeting should be for 
the futer, or untill the Proprietors shall agree other wife. 

4. Voted at f^, meeting that the Proprietors will meet againe 
on the 21^' day of June next Currant at the old-meeting houfe in 
f'^. Town, at three of the Clock in the afternoon to chofe a com- 
mitte, to take a list of the Proprietors and of their Propriete, and 
to confider of claimes so far as can at prefent be known, that may 
be made by any Perfon that may be doubtfull. and alio to agree 
how the next meeting may or shall be called. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors in Watertown Orderly Warned 
& meet the 21=' day of June, 1714. 

1. Voted, that we will chofe a committe of seven men to take 
a list of the Proprietors and their Propriete, fo fare as may be 
known at Prefent, and to confider of claimes that may be made 
by any Perfon or Perfons that may be doubtfull. 

2. Voted, and Cholen for a coiiiitte for the ends afores"^ Maj"' 
Jonas Bond Esq'' Mr. Palsgrave Wellington, Lieu' Sam" Thatcher, 
\l' Nathaniel Bright, M^ John Chenry, Enf" Nathan Fiske and 
Mvmings Sawin. 

3. Voted, that for the warning of a meeting of the Proprietors, 
It shall be in the power of the aboue s'^ Committe to Order the 
Clerke to post up in wrighting the time when. The place where, 
and the perticulers for what it is to be don at f^ : meeting and that 
shall be legal warning. 

At a meeting of the coiiiitte for the Proprietors the 29'^ of 
October. 1714. at the houfe of Maj'' Jonas Bond, agreed that s'^ 
cotnitte will meet againe y'= 5'^ of November next. 

[80] The Proprietors of the common and undivided lands in 
Watertown are hereby ordered to meet at the old meeting-houfe 
in f*^ Town on the third Wednesday of this Instant November at 
eleven of the Clock in the forenone, to giue in to the Coiiiitte and 
Proprietors Clerk an account of the quantety of each ones perticu- 
ler Propriete and in whofe right they hold the fame. Alio to 
Chofe a coiiiitte or agents (If they fe caufe) to Reprefent them- 
felves in any Coui't or Town meeting to preferue & defend their 
Rights against any Perfon or Town that may Defturb or molest 
the fiuiie, and further to giue to faid Coiiiitte Power to Leafe out 
any part of s'^ coiiion lands if they fe Reafon fo to do. 

Watertown Novemb'' 10'^ I7H* ^"^ Order of the Coiiiitte, 

Munings Sawin Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors of the coriion or undivided 
lands in Watertown orderly warned & meet the feventeenth day 



152 Watertown Records. 

of November 1714, ISIaj'' Jonas Bond Choofen Moderaf for f'^ 
meeting. 

Voted, And ordered that the f'^ meeting is Adjorned to the 
twenty lixt day of this Instant November at one of the Clock in 
the afternoon at the old meeting-houfe for the Proprietors to make 
an end of giving in their Propriete, and to do the worke the f'^ 
meeting was warned for. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors in Watertown by adjournment 
the 26. of November, 1714. 

Voted, I. That we do choofe for the coiriitte aboue s"^ Major 
Jonas Bond, M'' Nathaniel Bright, Lieu' Richard CooUidge, 
Corn' Sam" Livermore, Lieu* Sam" Thatcher and Enf" Nathan 
Fiske. 

Voted, 2. That if any Perfon or Perfons do make application 
to the f'^ Coinitte, that may have a mind to purchafe or hier any 
of s*^ coiiion or undivided lands, the sA coiiiitte shall haue power 
to lay the fame before the proprietors next meeting. 

Voted, 3. That the coinitte choofen the 21^' of June, 1714, 
stand while further order. 

Voted, 4. That hence forward the coiiiitte giuing out an order 
in wrighting to the Po'^tors Gierke for a meeting of the f*^ Pro- 
prietors, setting forth the time when, the place where and the 
matter what f'^ meeting is for, shall be accounted a legall warn- 
ing. 

[81] At a meeting of the Proprietors Coiiiitte for the coirion & 
undivided land in Watertown the iixt day of January, 17^- 
Ordered at f*^ meeting, that the proprietors Clerk do post up in 
wrighting in fome publique places in f'^ Town a meeting of the 
said Proprietors on the 14'^ day of this Instant January at the old 
meeting houfe in s*^ Town at one of the clock in the afternoon. 
1. to know the Proprietors minds whether they will alinate or 
leafe out any of their coiiion or undivided lands. Their being Per- 
fons that do offer either to purchafe or hier. 2ly to know whether 
the Prop''tors will be at the cost & charges of what may be ex- 
pended by their coiiiitte in preferving & defending their s'^ Rights. 
3ly to know whether the s'^ Proprietors will delire their Clerke, 
and alfo be at the cost of his taking out the copyes of the grants 
& pofTeffions of their lands. 

The Proprietors of the common and undivided lands in Water- 
town are hereby ordered to meet at the old meeting-houfe in f^ 
Town, on the fourteenth day of this Inftant, January at one of the 
Clock in the afternoon, to know the Proprietors minds whether 
they will alinate or leafe out any of their cohion or undivided 
lands. Their being Perfon'S that do offer either to purchafe or to 
hier. 2ly to know whether the Proprietors will be at y^ cost & 
charges of what may be expended by their coiiiitte in preferving 
& defending their f^. Rights. 3ly to know whether the s'* Pro- 
prietors will deffre their Clerk, and alfo be at the coftof his taking 
out of the copves of the grants & pofleflions of their lands. 

Watertown Jan : 7''' i7-r|' P"" order of the Coiiiitte 

Muningrs Sawin Clerke. 



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153 



At a meeting of the Proprietors of the comon & undivided 
lands in Watertown orderly warned & meet the \^^^ day of 
January, i7||. _ 

1. Voted at f*^ meeting that the Propinetors Comitte shall have 
liberty to lett out y^ land lying at patch-meadow, late in the occu- 
pation of John Green. 

2. Voted, that the Proprietors will be at the cost & charges of 
their committe defending the common & undivided lands in s<^ 
Town. 

3. Voted, That we do deiire the Proprietors Gierke to take 
out the grants & pofleffions of their lands out of the booke of the 
grants & pofleffions of y« lands in Watertown and that they will 
be at the cost & charges of their Gierke doing of it. 

[82] 

This following is a List of th 
prietors who are in Pofsefsion of 
Watertown. 



Andrew Belcher Esq'' 
Henry Hooper 

Jonas Bond Esq^& Tho : Bond 
John Goolidge & Robert God- 

dard 
Jonathan Stone 

Jabez Beeres 

The heirs of Richard Sanger 

Jonathan Stone 

The heirs of Tho : Hastings 
& Oliver Wellington Nat" 
Norcrofse, Joseph Ghilds & 
Henry Mills 

Joseph Ghilds 
Jonathan Stone 

Joseph Taynter 
The heirs of John Sawin 
Sam" Thatcher & Jon'^ Stone 
Sam" Jenifon 

Sam" Eddy & Benj" Eddy 
Simon Tayntor 

Sam" Livermore 

John Bacon & Dan" Smith 

John Kimbol & Jonas Bond Esq^ 

Sam" Eddy & Benj" Eddy 
Joseph Mafon 



e names of those that are Pro- 
the first Granted house Lotts in 

Henry Spring 

Benjamin Eddy 

Joseph Sherman Nat" Bright 

John Straton 

Joseph Sherman & Nat" Bright 

Stephen Parker 

Joflah Parrey 

Stephen Parker 

Henry Spring 

Nathan Fiske 

Ebenezer Wellington 
Joseph Sherman 

Jonathan Goollidg 

Tho. Coollidge 

Tho. Learnard 

John Straton 

John Straton 
Sam" Warren 

Joseph Goolledg 

Ebenezer Stone 

Jonathan Stone 

The heirs of Obadiah Goollidg 

John Straton 

Enos Sautle 

Jabez Beeres 



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Waterto'wn Records. 



Tho : Learnard 
Nat" Barlham 
Nat" Barlham 
John Woodward 
Simon Tayntor 
Edward Dix & Joseph Dix 
Jonas Bond Esq"^ Edward Dix 
& Joseph Dix 

Nathan Fiske 
Caleb Church 
Tho : Learnard 
John Chenry 

John Chenry 

John Chenry 

Nicolas Fishindine 

Jonas Bond Esq"" 

John Chenry 

Joseph Hastings & Ebenezar 

Hastings 
William Bond 

Nat" Bright 

Sam" Hasting 

The heirs of John Bifco 



Jabez Beeres 

Joseph Coollidg. Sam" Jenifon 

& Thos. Coollidg 
Jabez Beeres 

David Stone 
David Stone 
Nat" Bright 
Nat" Norcrofs 



Joseph Sherman 
Josiah Goddard 
Sam" Jenifon 

John Hammond 
Tho : Coollidg 

Tho. Traine 

John Woodward 
John Straton 

The heirs of John Bifco 

Joseph Coollidg 

Mrs. Eliz. Bond & Joseph 

Coollidg 
John Straton. 

[83] At a meeting of the Proprietors of the common and undi- 
vided land in Watertown, the twenty third day of Aprill, 1716. 
Being Orderly and Legally warned and met together. 

1. Voted, and Chofen for Moderaf^ to carry on the work of 
the meeting Jonas Bond Esq"' : 

2. Voted, that we will Chofe a Committe, or Agents, for to 
maintaine & defend our Rights in the coihon & undivided land, 
and to profecute in the law fuch as haue of late Incroched upon 
it or got into poiTeffion Elegally of any part of said commons. 

3. Voted, and Chofen for a committee for the ends afores"^ 
Jonas Bond Esq' Nathaniel Bright P, Richard Coollidg, Samuel 
Livermore, Nathan Fiske and Benjamin Gearfield, or the Major 
Part of them agreeing. 

4. Voted, That we, will raife money to defend the Proprief^ 
Rights. The money to be raifed upon the Proprietors according 
to their Interest. 

5. Voted, That we do allow of and confirme the Voats formerly 
made and past in our Proprietors meetings and are on Record, 
and alfo what hath ben done by our former coiTaitte in our name 
& behalfe, 

6. Voted, That for the Calling of Propriety meetings for the 
futer. It shall be accounted A Legal Warning for the Committe 
afore^'^ or the Maj"' Part of them, giving an order in wrighting to 
the Proprietors Gierke ; Setting forth the time when, the place 
whear, and the occation for what said meeting is for. For him 



Proprietors' Book. 155 

to post up in fome Publick place in faid Town, Seven days at 
least before said meeting, shall be accounted a lufficient warning. 
The aboue Votes were pafsed at said 
meeting. Attest, 

Jonas Bond 

Moderator. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors of the common & undivided 
lands in Watertown Orderly Warned and meet the 17'^ of Feb- 
ruary, 1719/ 20. 

1. Chofen for Moderator Jonas Bond, Esq''. 

2. Voted, that we will adde two men to the former Coiriittee 
to fill up the vacancy that is made in the said Committee by 
Death. 

3. Voted, and Chofen to adde to faid Committee Docf Henry 
Hooper and Jonathan Stone. 

4. Voted, That we will Raife money upon the Proprietors 
according to their Propriete to pay & Sattisfie the Proprietors 
Clerk for the fervice he hath don for them and other nefsafsary 
Charges that hath arifen amongst us in defending the Propriety. 

5. Voted, That the Proprietors Cornittee shall lett or Leai'e 
that Peice of Land that was formerly Impi'oved by Thomas 
Philpot, Unto William Coding upon fuch Terms as they shall 
agree upon During the lifetime of his Aged father, he said Coding, 
Paying yearly to the Proprietors Clerk what shall be agreed upon. 

6. Voted, That we will haue the fence Remoued from of that 
peice of Land That William Shattuck Ju"' hath errected upon a 
piece of Land on Kings-Common, which he had got into the 
Pofsefsion of unlawfully and is Recovered back againe. 

7. Voted, and Chofen for A committee to take up & Remoue 
{^ fence Serg* Josiah Goddard Serg* Jonathan Stone and Samuel 
Hastings to take up and Remoue f'^ fence fometime before the 
Middle of Aprill next, and to take Care that it lye open to the 
Common from thence forward untill further Order from the 
Proprietors. 

[84] At a meeting of the Proprietors Committee, Feb"" 24*, 
1719/20. 

Perfuant, to A Vote of the Proprietors At a meeting the 17* 
day of February 1719/20. 

William Coding appearing & applying himfefe to the Proprie- 
tors Committee to hire the Land that was formerly Improued by 
Thomas Philpot being four Acres by eftimation bounded Westerly 
with Kings-coinon and the land of Henry Coding, Easterly with 
the land of William Shattuck, North with the line between 
Watertown & Cambridge and foutherly with the land of the 
aboues'^ Henry Coding. Agreed upon that the aboues'^ William 
Coding shall Improue faid piece of Land for one year next 
enfuing, he yeilding and paying for the fame one shilling to the 
Proprietors Clerk, and fo yearly paying the fame fuili of one 
fhilling to Injoy the f'^ piece of land during the lifetime of his faid 
Aged father. The faid William Coding being prefent did agree 
and Concent to what is aboue written. 

By fubfcribing to it. William Coding. 



156 Waterto-wn Records. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Committee the 15-day of May, 
1 72 1, of Watertown. 

Ordered that the Proprietors Clark post up an Order for the 
Warning of a meeting for the Proprietors of the cofiion and 
undivided lands in Watertown, at the old meeting houfe in f** 
Town, in the words following. 

The Proprietors of the common and undivided lands in Water- 
town, are defired to meet at the old meeting-houfe in faid Town, 
on the, 26, day of this Instant May at three of the Clock in the 
afternoon. 

1 . First, for all the Proprietors that haue been out any money 
about Recovering the Land taken in to fence by William Shattuck 
Ju'' bring in their accounts, and to fee that our Clark be p*^. 

2. That the Proprietors may agree upon fome more effectual 
way than hath yet ben taken by difpofing of fome of their undi- 
vided lands that are not of a publick benefit. 

3. To here the account of fome money Recovered of the 
aboues<^ William Shattuck for rent, and to agree how it shall be 
despofed of, and to know the Proprietors minds whether the said 
William Shattuck may have the f'^ land againe this prefent year. 

4. To Know the Proprietors minds what may be best to be 
don about the land called Philpots late in the occupation of 
William Godden. 

5. To confider whether it may be best to Chofe a new Com- 
mittee or to add fome more to the prefent Committee. 

By order of the Proprietors Committee. 
Watertown May 17* 1 72 1 . Munnings Sawin Proprietors Clerk. 

In obfervance of the within mentioned order I haue Posted up 
the aboues'' order at the old meeting houfe in Watertown at leaft 
feven days before the time appointed for f'^ meeting May 26, 1721. 

Munnings Sawin Proprietors Clerk. 

[85] At a meeting of the Proprietors of the common & undi- 
vided lands in Watertown Orderly Warned & met the 26 day of 
May, 1 72 1, 

1. Voted, that the thirty shillings Receved of William Shat- 
tuck Ju^ for Rent be paid to the Proprietors Clerk in part of what 
the Proprietors are Indeted to him. 

2. Voted we will let the land let to William Shattock Ju'' the 
last year, for this Present year af it was let to him the last year, 
the time to begine the first day of this Instant May. 

3. Voted, That the Proprietors Committee let out the land 
Called Philpots for this prefent year. 

4. Voted, That the Proprietors Committee shall haue power 
to iell fome of the common and undivided lands in Watertown, 
which is not of a Publick benefit to the Proprietors, to pay the 
Proprietors Clerk, and to pay fuch of the Proprietors as haue laid 
out money to gaine the land taken into fence by William Shattuck 
Ju^ and if their be any money over plufs the Proprietors commit- 
tee to keep it untill the Proprietors haue occasion for it. 



Proprietors' Book. 157 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Committee of the common & 
undivided lands in Watertown the 8'*^ of June, 1721. 

Ordered that the Proprietors Clark put up an order in Wright- 
ing at the old meeting houfe in the words following viz. 

All fuch of the Proprietors of the common and undivided lands 
in Watertown as have laid out any money, or Receved aiiy 
mone}^, in fecuring or defending their faid lands, are defired to 
bring in their accounts of the fame to the Proprietors committee, 
on the 21^* day of this Inftant, June, at three of the Clock in the 
afternoon at the houfe of M^ Thomas Coolidg in Watertown 
Inholder. 

June the, 14'^ 1721. By Order of the Proprietors Committee 
Munnings Sawin Proprietors Clerk. 

June the S'^, 1721. Receved the Rent of William Godden for 
Philpots land being one shilling, for the last years Rent. 
I said Reced by order of said committee. 

Munnings Sawin Proprietors Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Committee on the, 21^' day of 
June 1 72 1, to Receiue the accounts of what any of the Proprietors 
haue Laid out or Receved, in fecuring and defending their f'* 
Rights, and the account appears to be as follows. 

[86] Blank. 

[87] The Proprietors of y« Common and undevided Land in 
Watertown are defired to give a Meeting at y^ Old Meeting house 
in Watertown on the Twenty fourth day of May Currant at four 
of y^ Clock in the Afternoon, for the Ends following. 

1. To Choofe a proprietors Clerk, the former Clerk being 
Deceafed. 

2. To know the mind of the proprietors whether they will 
choofe a Committee to find out and Settle the bounds between the 
Common Land & perticular perfons where I' may be thought 
needfull. 

3. To know the mind of the proprietors what piece or corner 
of the Common Land, they are willing Should be Difpofed of, 
for the defraying of the Necefsary Charges that haue Arifen and 
hath been Expended at the Defire of y^ proprietors purfuant to 
Some former Votes, and to agree upon A method how a Title 
shall be given, in cafe any Land shall be difpofed of. 

L' Richard Coollidge is defired to poste up this Order at the 
Old Aleeting house at Leaft Seven days before the time for said 
Meeting, and is Like wife defired to make return hereof unto 
the Committee before the time for said Meeting. 

Watertown May Jonas Bond ~] 

the 14*^^ 1723. Samuel Thatcher [Proprietors 

Nathanael Bright j Committee. 

Richard Coollidge J 

Watertown, 
The within written Warning was posted up at the Old Meeting 
house May y^ Seventh 1723 pr me. 

Richard Coollidge. 



158 Watertoivn Records. 

[88] At a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and 
undevided Lands in Watertown being Leagalywarned and Meett 
together May the Twenty fourth — 1723. 

1. Voted and Choofe for Moderator Jonas Bond Esq''. 

2. Voted and Choofe for Clerk Joseph Mafon. 

3. Put to vote whether the Proprietors will Choofe a Commit- 
tee to find out and settle the bounds between the Common and 
undevided Lands, where they may think it Moste Needfull 
between s*^ Common Land and perticular perfons, and the Vote 
paft in the — Aflarmitive. 

4. Voted and chofe for a Committee for the ends aforesaid — 
M'- Nathanael Bright Sen. L' Richard Coollidge and Dea Nathan 
Fiske the said Committee to make a return of their proceedings 
at the Next Proprietors Meeting. 

5. Put to vote whether the Proprietors would now Manifest 
what Corner or pieces of the Common Land should be sold or 
difposed of for the Defraying the Necefsary Charges & Expences 
that haue Arrifsen perfuant to Some former votes for the Satisfy- 
ing of the former Clerk &c. — And y^ Vote past in y« Negative. 

The Above Writin Votes were past at the above s<^ Meeting. 

Attest Jonas Bond Moderator. 

May the first 1724. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Committee of y^ Common and 
undivided Lands in Watertown, Sundry perfons Appeared to 
treat with the Committee in ord' to hire some of the Common 
Land the Committee Appointed to meet the Eight day of this 
Inftant May at M'' Hopeftill Meads at one of the Clock in the 
Afternoon in ord'' to view the Common Land About patch Med- 
dow and to treat about Letting the same. 

At a Meeting of y'^ Proprietors Comm'^^ of y^ Vndevided Land 
in Watertown August the 3^^ 1724. M' William Goddin Meet the 
s"^ Proprietors Committee at s<^ meeting att M'' Tho^ Coolledges 
and paid Twelve Shillings in full for the rent of y« Land Called 
Philpots (Lett to him pr s'l Com'^^) unto Aprill i^' 1734. The 
Committee Appointed to meet again the Seventeenth of this 
Instant August at M"' Thomas Coollidges at three Oclock & agreed 
y' M'' Lawrance M'' Meed & M'' Stowel be Notified to meet s^^ 
Committee in order to come to a full Agreement of y^ rent of y^ 
Lands hire of s^ Committee w'^^ belongs to the proprietors. 

[89] August 17'^ 1724. 

At ameeting of the Proprietors Committee of y^ Common and 
undevided Lands in Watertown, At s'l Meeting M"' Samuel 
Stowel meet the Committee in order to treate about hiyreing a 
piece of the Common Lands upon bever brook Neare s'^ Sowels, 
And the Committee Agreed to go and Stake out s<^ Land the first 
Conveniant Opportunity. 

Oct^ 2 : 1724. 
The Proprietors Committee of the Common and undivided 
Land in Watertown Meet att M"^ Samuel Stowells, And Sett out 
that piece of Common Land pr bever brook Near s*^ Stowels, in 



Proprietors' Book. 159 

Ord'' to Lett the Same to Said Stowel, the bounds are as follows — 
the first Corner the Committee began at was the Southeaft Cor- 
ner, whear they Laide a heepe of Stones, and thence Northward 
from s^ heepe of stones upon a Straight Line to a young Walnutt 
tree, and from s'^ tree as the beaten Road runs one Rod from the 
Senter of the Cartway to the North bounds, (or as far as s'^ Stowel 
See caufe toward y*^ North bounds) Alfo fro Said heepe of Stones 
at y^ Southeaft Corner, Wefterly upon a Straight Line over the 
brook by the South side of a Large buttenwood tree to a heep of 
Stones on the Side hill, and thence on y^ Side hill to y^ Norweft 
to a Walnutt tree and thence upon a Straight Line to M'' Sam' 
Stearnes Side Line. 

November the 33, 1724. 
At a Meeting of y^ Proprietors Committee of y« Common and 
undivided Lands in Watertown, At said Meeting it was Agreed 
that L' Richard Coollidg and Dea : Nathan Fiske go and take a 
view of that piece of Land (Commonly called Philpots) in order 
to difpose of the whole, or of some part thereof and to make 
report as to the Qiiantitye and Qtiallitye of said Land to s"^ 
Comm*^^ at their Next Meeting : which is Appointed to be on the 
Twenty first day of Defember Next, at one of y« Clock in the 
After Noon at the houfe of Thomas Coollidges. 

[90] January the 25*^ 1724 / 5. 

The Proprietors Committee of the Common & undivided Land 
in Watertown Meet at Thomas Coollidges, And then Agreed to 
met again on the Laft Munday in February Next at Two of the 
Clock in the aftei'noon at the Houfe of Thomas Coollidges, and 
agreed to give Notice to George Lawrance, Hopeftill Meed & 
William Godding to be at said Meeting. 

March the iS'*^ 17 24/ 5. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Committee of the Common & 
undivided Land in Watertown : At s'^ Meeting Ordred the Pro- 
prietors Clerk to write An Order and post up at the New Meeting 
houfe in the Eaft precinct in said Town in the words following. 

The Proprietors of y"^ Common and undivided Land in Water- 
town are hereby Defired to give a Meeting at the New Meeting 
houfe in y^ Eaft precinct in s'^ Town, on the Twenty Sixth Day 
of March Currant at two of the Clock in the After Noon of s^ Day, 
for the Ends following, first To know the Minds of the Pro- 
prietors whether they are willing that Some Corners or pieces of 
the Common and undivided Land in Watertown Should be Sould 
or order to the puixhafing of a piece of Wood Land for the 
Accomodating the Miniftearall place in the Eaft precinct in said 
Town, there being Now an Opportunity for purchafing Such a 
piece of Land very Conveniant, which will be of publick benefit 
to our Selves and Pofterity. Secondly To know the minds of 
the Proprietors what Method they will take to give or receive a 
Title to thofe Lands that mav be sold or bought in Cafe they see 
reafon to Sell or buy. Thirdly To know the minds of the 
Proprietors whether they are willing that, the piece of Common. 



i6o Watertozvn Records. 

& undiuided Lan \ that was Recovred of William Shattuck Jun' 
Deceafed, Should be any Longer Leafed, and if Leafed at what Lay. 
Pr Order of the Proprietors Committee 
Joseph Mafon Proprietors Cler. 
The aboves"^ ord'' (or Warning) was posted up at the New 
Meeting houfe aboves*^ Seven Days before the time Appointed for 
y^ Meeting aboves*^. 

March 26, 1725. Pr Joseph Mafon Proprietors Clerk. 

[91] March the 26, 1725. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Common & undivided 
Lands in Watertown, Leagually Warned and Afsembled for thofe 
ends Which are Sett forth in the Warning. 

1. Voted and Choofe Jonas Bond Esq'' Moderator for s'^ 
Meeting. 

2. M"' Daniel Gookin Appearing to reprefent the heirs of John 
Bisco DeC^ there being Some Difpute whether he had right to 
Act. upon s"^ Gookins Deiire it was put to Vote wheth"^ the 
Proprietors Esteem him a voter (or to have right to Act in behalf 
of s"^ Heirs) And the vote past in the Affirmative. 

3. Put to vote whether the proprietors Do Adjourn this 
Meeting to the first Monday of April Next, at two of the Clock 
in the afternoon at the New Meeting house, then to finish y^ 
buifnefs for which this Meeting was warned for, and in the Mean 
time for the proprietors to find out Each man to find out the 
Qiiantitie of his proprietee. And y*= Vote past in y^ Affirmitive. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of y^ Common & undivided 
Land in Watertowne by Adjornment the 5'^ of April 1725. At 
s*^ Meeting 

1. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors are Willing to Sell 
some Corners or pieces of the Common & undivided Land in 
ord"^ to purchase a piece of Wood Land to Lay to the Minifterel 
place in y^ Eaft precinct and the Vote past in the — Negative. 

2. Put to vote whether the Proprietors are Willing that the 
piece of Common & undivided Land which was recovred by Law 
of W" Shattuck Juner should be any Longer Leafed, and y« vote 
pafsed in y^ Negative. 

3. Put to vote whether the Proprietors are willing that M''W'" 
Shattuck Should haue that piece of Land recovred of his son 
W'" Shattuck upon hire for this Summer Coming, & the Vote 
paft in y^ Negative. 

March 29'^ : 1727. 

At a Meeting of Proprietors Committee of y^ Common & undi- 
vided Land in Watertown. 

At s'^ Meeting the Committee Confidering that there are Sundry 
perfons which haue Improved Some of the Common and undivided 
Lands by varbel Agreement and haue Neglected to pay Rent for 
the Same to the s"^ Committee According to s*^ Agreem' : And 
others who haue held over their Leafes, Neglect to pay their rent 
for some time past, The Committee Do upon Confideration 
Appoint a Meeting of s^ Committee to be on the first fryday in 



Proprietors' Book. l6l 

April Next at three of the Clock in the after Noone of s<^ Day, at 
the houfe of M''^ Thomas Learneds Innholder in s'^ Town, And 
to Notifie the Delinquant Perfons Viz, George Lawrance Hopftill 
Meed W™ Goddin & John Robbins, (aHb Sam" Stowell who has 
of Late fenced in some of y'^ Common Land) to meet y'^ Commit- 
tee at s'^ Meeting. 

[93] At a Meeting of the Proprietors Committee of the Com- 
mon and undivided Lands in Watertown on the Seventh Day of 
April, 1727. 

At said Meeting M^ Hopftill Meed meet with %^ Commette 
And paid to the Clerk the Sum of Thirty five fhillings as rent for 
the Common Land which he has Improved for Some Years past. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Comm'^e of y^ Common and 
undivided Lands in Watertown on the firft Day of April 173S. 
(at Dea : Fisks) M-- Hopftill Meed Meet w''' y«=' Com'^^ and paid 
Twelve fhillings rent for y<^ Common Land Lett to him pr s'l 
Committee and is in full for one Year to this date, at s'^ Meeting 
M"' George Lawrance being prefent Promifed to pay Six fhillings 
as rent, to the Com'^« for the Common & undivided Land which 
he fenced & Improved the Laft Year. 

April the 8"^ 172S. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Committee of y^ Common and 
undivided Lands in Watertown (at En : Jonathan Stones) the 
Committee Agreed to call a Meeting of y= Proprietors of y^ Com- 
mon of y« Common and undivided Lands in said Town said 
Meeting to be on the Nineteenth day of this Inftant April at one 
of the clock in the afternoon. And the Proprietors Clerk is 
hereby ordered to poft up in writing in some publick place in s*^ 
Town a Notification of s*^ Meeting in the words following, viz. 
The proprietors of y<^ Common & undivided Lands in Watertown 
are hereby defired to give a Meeting at y^ publick Meeting houfe 
in y*^ Eaft Precinct in s'^ Town on friday the Ninteenth of this 
Inftant April at one of y^ Clock in the afternoon of y^ s'* day for 
y« ends following, (i) To hear y^ Ace* of y^ Comm'*^^ and others 
of their difburftments in gaining y^ Land formerly fenced in pr 
William Shattuck Jun"" Late of Watertown Dec'^. (2) To hear 
An Ace' of what money has bin rec"^ pr y^ Comm'^^ for rents of 
y« Common & udivided Lands Lett pr s'^ Comm*«<^ and of w' has 
bin Dispofed thereof pr s'^ Comm'*=^ and how Difpofed. (3) To 
choofe a Comm'^'= for y^ Calling of proprietors meetings & to 
manage y^ prudential Aflliirs ; alio to Choofe a Treafurer, in y^ 
Proprietors Se caufe. (4) To take Efiectual care to prevent 
Strip and Waft of y*^ Timber Wood &c on y<= Common & undi- 
vided Lands in s^ Town (5) To know the mind of y'^ Proprie- 
tors whether they will Lay some duty on y*= Ship timber or any 
other Timber Laid upon the Common & undivided Land lying 
by Charls River in s'^ Town (6) to know the minds of the 
Proprietors whether they will Lett the Islands in the River 
(by the Ware) which belongs to the proprietors (7) to choofe 
a Comm*^^ to take care of that piece of Common & undivided 



1 63 Watertoivn Records. 

Land lying by bever brook near M'' Sam'' Stowels part of which 
has bin Lately fenced in (8) to know the mind of the proprie- 
tors whether they will Sell thofe pieces or parcels of Common 
And undivided Land in Said Town which follow, Viz. That 
piece Lying by the Meddows called the patches, that piece alfo 
called Philpotts, and that piece formerly fenced in by William 
Shattuck Jun'' Late of said Town Dec"^ : them or either of them as 
the proprietors shall se ineet, the produce of them to be Improved 
in help paying the purchace of y« Minifteral place in the Eaft 
precinct in s"^ Town which was lately purchased of Dan" Haftings 
and if any over plufs be To be Lnproved for the more Accomo- 
dating said Minifteral place and to choofe a Comm''='= to take care 
y^ the money be faithfully Improved for Said Ends. 

Richard Coolidgf ^ -r> • i. 
NnthanFiske '^£3;:^ 
Jonathan Stone ) 
[93] Blank. 

[94] At a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and 
undivided Lands in Watertown Regularly Warned and Afsembled 
on the Nineteenth Day of April 172S. 

1. Voted and Choofe Deacon John Coollidge Moderator to 
Mannage y^ buifnefs of s'^ Meeting. 

2. An Ace' of the Proprietors Committee & others of their 
Difburftments in gaining the Land formerly fenced in pr W™ 
Shattuck Jun'' (DeC^) was red, and put to Vote whether the 
Proprietors do Accept the Ace* and the Vote paft in y^ Affarmitive. 

3. An Ace' of Money recived as rent pr y^ Committee for 
Common & undivided Land, and of the Difpolltion there of was 
red, and put to Vote wheth"' the Proprietors do Accept of s*^ Ace' : 
and y^ Vote paft in y^ Affiamative. 

4. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Choofe a Comm'^« 
to Mannage the prudentials of y*^ Proprietors, and the Vote paft 
in y^ Affirmative. 

5. Put to vote whether the Proprietors will Choofe five men 
to be said. Committee, and the vote paft in the Affarmitive. 

6. Voted an Choofe L* Richard Coollidge Deacon John Cool- 
lidge M'' Nathanael Norcrofs M'' Jonathan Stone Jun"" and Serg* 
Joseph Coollidge to be said Committee. 

7. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will choofe a Treafurer 
to receive the Money that may belong to the Proprietors. And 
y^ vote paft in y^ Affarmitive. 

8. Voted and Choofe Joseph Mafon Proprietors Treafurer. 

9. Put to Vote whether y^ Proprietors, do now Impovver their 
prefent Comm'^^ to take care to prevent any Strip and Wafte of 
y*^ wood and Timber on the Common & undivided Land in s*^ 
Town : and the Vote paft in y« Affarmitive. 

10. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Lay Some Duty 
upon the Timber Laid upon the Common and undivided Land by 
Charls River in s'^ Town and the Vote paft in the Affarmitive. 

1 1 . Put to Vote whether the Proprietors do lay four pence pr 
Tun Duty on Timber Laid on y« Common & vmdivided Land 
aboves'^, and the Vote paft in the Affarmitive. 



Proprietors' Book. 163 

12. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of y^ Proprietors that 
Some Meet perfon or peifons draw out the Votes refaring to y^ 
Duty laid on Timb'' in ord"" to prefare it before the Sefsions for 
their Confirmation, and the Vote past in the Affarmitive. 

13. Voted that the prefent Committee take the Care upon 
them of Drawing up the Votes refarring to y^ aboves*^ Timb'' and 
Lay before the Sefsion for their Conformation. 

14. Voted and Choofe M'^ Thomas Learned to receive the 
Duty Laid upon Timber Laid on the Common and undivided 
Land by the river. 

15. Put to Vote whether it be the minds of y^ Proprietors, 
That y^ said Tho^ Learned shall from time to time deliver the 
money rec'^ as Duty on Timber to the Proprietors Treafurer and 
take the receipt for his Difcharge and the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

16. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of y« Proprietors that 
the Said Thomas Learned Should have one fourth part of y« 
money received as Duty on Timber as a reward of his care and 
Trouble, and y^ Vote paft in y« Affirmative. 

17. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will choofe a Comm*«^ 
to take care of the Common & undivided Land near bever Brook, 
part of which is fenced in. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

18. Voted and choofe the prefent Standing Comrn'^^ to be the 
Comm*^^ to take care of s'^ piece of Common Land. 

[95] 19. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Lett the 
Islands in the river Near the fifh Wares. And the Vote paft in 
the Affirmative. 

20. Voted that the prefent Standing Comm'«=^ take the care & 
lett said Iflands. 

31. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Sell that piece 
of Common and undivided Land in Watertown Lying by the 
Meddow called the Patches the produce there of to be Improved 
in help paying the purchafe of the Minifteral place in the Eafterly 
Precinct in s<^ Town lately bought of Daniel Haftings and for the 
more Accomadating s"^ Minifteral place, and the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

22. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Sell that piece 
of Common & Undivided Land called Philpots Which W"^ Goddin 
did hire, the produce there of to be improved in help paying the 
purchafe of the Minifteral Place aboves<^ and for the More Ac- 
comadating said Minifteral Place and the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

23. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Sell that piece 
of Common and undivided Land formerly fenced in pr William 
Shattuck Jun'' late of Watertown Deceafed. the produce there of 
to be Improved in help paying the purchafe of the Minifteral 
place in s*^ Precinct bought of Daniel Haftings and alfo for the 
further Accomadating said Minifteral place, and the Vote paft in 
the Affirmative. 

24. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors Do Choofe the 
prefent Standing Committee to be the Committee to Sell said 



164 Watertow7i Records. 

pieces of Common and undivided Lands, and to give Lawful Deeds 
thereof to the purchafers In the Name of the Proprietors. And 
y^ Vobe paft in y^ Affarmitive. 

25. Put to Vote, whether the Proprietors do choofethe prefent 
Commeetee to take care, that the Money coming by y"^ sale of said 
pieces of Common Land be Improved for the ends above said. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

26. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will alow to their 
prefent Comm'<=^ Reafonable Allowance or Satisfaction for their 
Trouble in the affair of Selling said pieces of Common Lands &c. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

27. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Allow their 
Clerk & Treafurer Reafonable Satisfaction for his time and 
Trouble in the above said Affairs. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

[96] At a Meeting of the Proprietors Committee of y^ Common 
and undivided Lands in Watertown : On the 26 day of April 1728, 
(at M^ Thos Learneds) . 

At said Meeting W'" Goddin Meet with the Committee and 
made a bargain with said Committee for that piece of Common 
& undiuided Land w<=^ he uft to hire of y^ Proprietors Called 
Philpots, the bargain as followeth ; Said Goddin To give or pay 
to the Committee fifty pounds for said piece of Land and to pay 
Intereft for s'^ money from this Date till the fifty pounds be paid. 
And said Goddin To bind the Bargain paid down Twenty ffiil- 
lings to the Proprietors Treafurer w=*» is to be in part of payment. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Committee of the Common 
and undivided Lands in Watertown on the 3*^ day of May 1728. 
At said Meeting M"^ William Greenleaf of Boston Meet with 
s*^ Committee And Make a bargain with s'^ Committee for that 
piece of Common and undivided Land formely fenced in pr 
W'" Shattuck Jun^ DeC^ And the Bargain was as followeth. 
Said Greenleaf To give to the Committee for s<^ piece of Land 
the Sum of Eighty pounds Money, and to pay fourty pounds 
down, and the other fourty pounds to be paid by the first 
day of Novemb"' next Enfuing the Date hereof. And to Give 
under his hand That he his heirs and Afsigns is fully Satisfyed 
As to any Ways that might be laid through %^ piece of Land. 
Said Greenleaf at this Meeting paid to the Committee fourty 
pounds in Bills of Credit, which is According to bargain abovs*^, 
& in part of payment for the aboves*^ piece of land. 

At this Meeting the Comm*^^ Lett the Islands in y^ River Near 
the fifh Wares. To Mefs""^ Sam' Jenefon Thomas Bond Jonathan 
Benjamin Jun"" and Caleb Benjamin for four Years, for the Con- 
fideration of Nine pounds and the rent to be paid Yearly. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Com'^e of y« Common & undi- 
vided Land in Watertown on ye 10'^ Day of May 1738. At s'^ 
Meeting y^ Com"=e Signed a Deed to W™ Goddin of y« piece of 
Land he bought of y"^ Comm»<=e and a nother to W'" Greenleaf of 
ye piece of Land %^ Greenleaf bo' of y^ Comm'^e at s*^ Meeting the 



Proprietors^ Book. 165 

Comm'^^ Signed a Leaf of y^ Islands To Sam' Jenifon Tho^ Bond 
Jona" Benjamin and Caleb Benjamin. 

At a Meeting of y^ Proprietors Committee of y^ Common & 
undivided Land in Watertown on y^ 20'^ day of May 172S. 
(at M'^ Learneds) at s'* Meeting M"" George Lawrance Meet w'*^ 
y^ Comm'^^ and bargained w*'^ s"^ Comm'^^ for y* piece of Common 
& undivided Land lying by the Medows Called the Patches for 
140JE s"^ Lawrance to pay Eighty pounds at or upon the 25 Day 
of December Next Enfuing and the remainder at or upon the 20'^* 
day of May following. 

[97] At a Meeting of the Proprietors Comm'^^ of y*= Common 
and undivided Land in Watertown on the 24''^ day of May 172S. 
at M'' Thomas Coollidges. At s<^ Meeting M'' Sam' Stowel 
Applied himfelf to s"^ Comm'^^ To hire that piece of Common 
Land Near bever brook w*^'^ he y^ s*^ Stowel has fenced in Con- 
taining by Estamation One Acre and a half (more or les) butted 
and bounded Eafterly by a Town Way South by Common Land 
Wefterly by y« Divident Line and Northerly by y« Squadren Line. 
Agreed y' M"' Stowel Improve s'^ piece of Land for this psent 
Year, the Year to begin the first of day of this Inftant May. and 
s'' Stowel to pay therefor to the Comm'^^ or proprietors Treafurer 
one Shilling. S"^ Stowel Confented to s'^ Agreem' and paid down 
to y^ Proprietors Treafurer one Shilling in full for the above s"^ 
premifess for one year as aboves<^ 

At a Meeting of y^ Proprietors Comm'«« on May the 31 1728. 

We went to M'' W'" Shattucksand Enquired of him Concerning 
fenceing Stuffy' was on the Land taken by Execution from W"^ 
Shattuck Jun'. He told us he had Twenty Rayls & five pofts and 
he would pay for them as they coft when bought. 

We went to Ebenezer Chenerys to Enquire after the reft of the 
fencing ftuffbut he was not at home. 

We went from thence to M'' Samuel Stowels to Settle the 
bounds between his Land and the proprietors Land but he was 
not at home but M"' Barnard Shew us a Stump on the North Side 
of the high way that he said was the true Line which Runned 
Exactly w'*^ the heaps of Stones we had before made, when we 
went theither by Appointment of both parties. 

M'' Samuel Stowel meet us at Night and freely Confented to 
the bounds we had made before between Stowels Land and the 
Common Lands. As witnefs my Hand. Sam" Stowel. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Committee At Cambridge June 
the i2*'> 1728. To Acknowledge Sundry Deeds of Lands they 
had sold According to the Direction of the proprietors. 

To Jofeph Mafon Treafurer of y^ Proprietors of y« Common 
& undivided Lands in Watertown you are hereby ordered to pay 
to M'^ Daniel Haftings out of y« money in y'' hands w'^^ came by 
y« sale of some of y^ Proprietors Lands the Sum of thirty four 
Shillings & Ten pence it being to help pay the Purchafe of y^ 
Minifteral place bought of him & to be part of the Hundred 



1 66 Water tozvji Records. 

pounds devoted by y^ Proprietors for y^ help paying y^ purchase 
of s*^ Minifteral place. 

Richard Coollidge "^ 



Watertown June 17* John Coollidge I p 

1728. Nathanael Norcrofs J- p P^^ 

£1 zzz 14=:= 10 Jonathan Stone 



Joseph Coollidge J 

[98] To Joseph Mafon Treafurer for the Proprietors of the 
Common and undivided Lands in Watertown. 

You are hereby ordered to pay out of the Money which is in 
Your hands which came by the vSale of some of the Proprietors 
Common & undivided Land in s'^ Town and Devoted to help pay 
the purchase of y^ New Minifteral place in the Eaft Precinct in 
s'^ Town unto the Committee Chofen by said precinct to purchase 
said Minifteral place or their order the Sum of Sixty four pounds 
Twelve Shillings it being to Satisfy a bond of Sixty two pounds 
& the Intereft thereof w"^*^ y^ said Comm'«^ become Oblidged in in 
the purchafing said Minifteral place and take their Receipt w'^'^ 
Shall be your Difcharge for so much. 

Richard Coollidge^ 

£64=12^ John Coollidge j p 

Watertown Joseph Coollidge J> p ^ . , 

December 9**^ 1728. Jona" Stone I 

Nath' Norcrofs J 

To Joseph Mafon Treafurer for the Proprietors of the Common 
and undivided Land in Watertown. 

You are hereby ordred to pay out of the Money which Is in your 
hands which came by the Sale of some of the Proprietors Common 
and undivided Land in s^ Town and Devoted for the Accomodating 
the New Minifteral place in the Eaft Precinct in s'^ Town unto 
the Committee chofen by said Precinct for the building An 
Addition to the said Minifteral houfe the sum of fifteen pounds 
Eight shillings to be Improved in Reparing or more Accom- 
modating said Miniftral houfe, and take their Receipts which 
shall be your difcharge for so much. 

Watertown Decemb^ 9* 1728. 

£i5 = S- 

John Coollidge ^ 
Joseph Coollidge 1 Proprietors 
Jona" Stone [ Committee 

Nath' Norcrofs. J 

At A meeting of the Proprietors Committee of y^ Common & 
undivided Land in Watertown on the 30**^ day of Decemb'' 1728 
Ordered the Proprietors Treafurer to Receive the Bonds w'^^ are 
In Dea Jn° Coollidges Keeping (who is one of s'^ Committee) 
viz' M"" George Laurances bond & M'' W'" Goddin bond and to 
receive the money of y^ s^ Laurance & Godding which is due 
(to the Comm'^^ aboves'') upon said bonds. 

[99] Watertown April 28'^ 1739. 

To Joseph Mafon Treafurer for the Proprietors of y^ Common 
and undivided Lands in Watertown, You are hereby ordered to 



Proprietors 
Comm"=^. 



Proprietors' Book. 167 

pay out of the Money in your hands w'^^ came by the sale of some 
of y^ Common Land unto y*^ Commeete who were Chofen by y^ 
Eaft Precinct in s^ Town and Impowred to buy a Minifteral place, 
the Sum of Thirty five pounds Eight Shillings w'^^ y^ Proprietors 
voted to wards the purchafe of s'^ Minifteral place, and take their 
receipt w'^'^ fhall be your Difcharge for fo much. 
£35 zzi oS = Richard Coollidge^ 

John Coollidge 

Nath' Norcrofs 

Jon" Stone 

Joseph Coollidge. 

Watertown April 28 : 1729. 
To Joseph Mafon Treafurer for the Proprietors of the Common 
and undivided Land in s'^ Town You are hereby ordered to pay 
to the Committee Choofen by the Eaft Precinct in s'^ Town for 
the Errecting An Addition to the New Minifteral houfe in s'^ 
Precinct the Sum of fourty three pounds twelve Shillings which 
is in your hands y' Came by the Sale of the Proprietors Common 
Land and Devoted pr s'' Proprietors for the more Accommodating 
y^ s'' minifteral place and take their Receipt w'^'^ Shall be your 
Difcharge for so much. 

£43 :zz 12 z= John Coollidge ^ 

Nathanael Norcrofs 1 Proprietors 
Jon" Stone j Committee 

Joseph Coollidge J 

[100] Watertown Sep-- 26''^ 1729. 

To Joseph Mafon Treafu"' for the Proprietors of y Common 
and undivided Lands in s'^ Town. 

You are hereby ordered to pay (when it Comes into Your 

hand) unto the Committee Chofen by y^ Eaft Precinct in s'^ Town 

for the Errecting & finifliing an Addition to y^ Minifteral houfe 

in s'^ Precinct the remainder of the money y* is to be paid into 

your hands as Treafurer afores*^ which come by the Sale of some 

Of the Common Land belonging to y^ Proprietors aboves'^ and 

Devoted for y^ worke aboves*^ excepting so much as may be due 

to help finish paying the purchce of y'= miniftearal place, and 

take their receipt which Shall be your Difcharge. 

Richard Coollidge ^ -r, • . 
T u r~> 11 -J ( Proprietors 

Joseph Coollidge v „ ^ . 

Nathanael Norcrofs, ) 

At ameeting of the Proprietors Committee of y^ undivided 
Land in Watertown, att M"" Tho^ Coollidges on y^ lo'^ of April 1730. 

at Said Meeting M"^ Tho^ Bond paid his part of Rent for y^ 
Hands a year, the sum of 23/6, to y^ Committee and M"' Caleb 
Benjamin Paid his part of y^ Rent of 2 years to y^ Com*«=*= 23x6, 
the Committee Appointed to meet again the 20*^ this Inftant att 
M"' Tho^ Coollidges 3 Clock in y^ Afternoon to inquire of y^ 
Precinct Committee who were chofen to build An Addition to y^ 
Minifteral houfe, how far they have Improved the Proprietors 



1 68 Watertoivn Records. 

money, w'^^ they have Rec'^ of y* Proprietors Treafurer in y* 
Accommodating y^ minifteral place, y^ Proprietors Com'*='= Delired 
Lieu* Joseph Coollidge to Notify y'^ s'^ Precinct Committee, of ?>^ 
Meeting. 

1730 April 2o*^ Att a Meeting of the Proprietors Com"="^ At 
Thomas Coollidges To Inquire of y^ Com*^^ for building the 
Addition to the Minifteral houfe how far they had Expended the 
money (paid to them by y^ Proprietors Treaf"") w'^'^ the Proprie- 
tors Devoted to the Accomadating s"^ Houfe, And they Exhibited 
An Ace' to the Proprietors Com*^^ as follows. 

Rec^ at Sundry times of the Proprietors Treafurer 
y^ Sum of JE103 : 7 : .. 

Paid for Sundry Metarals & Work men &c the 
Sum of 99 : 15 : 7 

[101] To Joseph Mafon Clerk of the Proprietors of Watertown. 
At a Meeting of the Committee of the Proprietors of y^ Com- 
mon & undivided Land in Watertown on the 19''^ Day of June 
1730 ordered at Said Meeting that the Proprietors Clerk give 
notice acording to the Cuftom in time paft of a Proprietors Meet- 
ing to be Attended the 13''^ day of July Next at one of the clock 
at the Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s'^ Town for the Ends 
following. 

1. To hear the Return of the Committee Appointed to sell 
three Certain pieces of Land and how far they haue Difpofed of 
y^ Produce thereof. 

2. Conlidering the Minifteral houfe is come to a stop as to 
finifhing for want of money, whether the proprietors will Sell any 
more Corners or bitts of their undivided Land to fully finifh s'^ 
houfe. 

3. To know the mind of y« Proprietors whether they will sell 
for the End above mentioned, the piece of Land Samuell Stowell 
now Pofsefes imd'' s'^ Committee, and the piece of Land Joyning 
to the River Near Sam^ Thatchers Leaving a Conveniant Way to 
the River and to Particlor Lotts of Marfh thereabout, and a piece 
of Land at Kings Common South of M'' Greenleafs Land he 
bought of y^ Com'«« viz from s'^ Greenleafs Land to the Cart path 
Running from the Corner where old M'' Perry Dwelt to the 
Southeaft Corner of M^ Shattucks Orchard Near William Godding 
or a straight Line from Corner to Corner, and to choofe a Com'^^ 
to sell the same and to give good & Lawfull Deeds thereof in y^ 
Proprietors Name. 

4. To know their mind wheth"" they will Lett out their piece 
of Common Land Lying by the old Mill Creek Near ]\P^ Learneds. 

5. To know their Minds how they will Improve the Money 
that Lyes in the Treafurey Coming by M"' Nathanael Harris and 
by the Rent of the Islands. 

6. To know their Minds how they will pay or Satiffye the 
Ace'* of the former Comm'^e and others, which has been Allowed 
by the Proprietors as by record may Appear, And how they will 
Recompence their Prefent Committees Clerk and Treafurer. for 
their Service Done for the Proprietors. 



Proprietors' Book, 169 

7. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will fully 
Impower their Standing Committee to Refcue their Common 
Land from all Inchrochments w<^^ has been made upon the same ; 
And to prevent any Inchroachments being made for the future on 
said Common Land At the Cost and Charge of y^ Proprietors. 

Richard Coollidge 
John Coollidge 
Nathanael Norcrofs 
Joseph Coollidge 

[103] The Proprietors of y« Common and undivided Lands in 
Watertown are hereby Notifyed to Meet at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of said Town on Munday the 13'^ 
Day of July Next at one of ye Clock in the After noon for the 
Ends following. 

1. To hear the Return of y^ Committee who were Appointed 
to Sel three certain pieces of Common Land and how far they 
haue Difpofed of y^ Produce thereof. 

2. Confidering the Minifteral houfe is come to a Stop as to 
finifhing for want of money, whether the Proprietors will sell any 
more Corners or bitts of their undivided Land, fully to finifh s'i 
Houfe. 

3. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will sell 
for the End Above mentioned, the piece of Land Sam" Stowel 
now pofsefses und'' their Committee, and the piece of Land 
Joyning to the River near Samuel Thatchers Leaving a Convien- 
ant Way to the River and to particular Lotts of Marfh thereabout, 
and apiece of Land at Kings Common which Lyeth South of M"" 
Greenleafs Land he bought of y^ Committee viz from s*^ Green- 
leafs Land to the Cartway runing from the Corner where old M"" 
Perry Dwelt to the Southeaft Corner of M'' Shattucks Orchard 
Near William Godding or a straight Line from Corner to Corner 
above s'^, and to choofe a Com'^^^ to sell the same, and give good 
and LawfuU Deeds thereof in the Proprietors Names. 

4. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will Lett 
out their piece of Common Land lying by the old Mill Crick Near 
M"^^ Learneds. 

5. To know their mind how they will Improve the money 
that Lyes in the Treafurey Coming by M"' Nathanael Harris and 
by y« Rent of y^ Islands. 

6. To know their minds how they will pay or Satisfye the Ace* 
of the former Committee and other, which has been Allowed by 
the Proprietors as by Record may Appear, And how they will 
Recompence their Prefent Comm"^ Clerk and Treafurer, for their 
Service done for the Proprietors. 

7. To know the mind of the Proprietors, whether they will 
fully Impower their Standing Committee to Refcue their Common 
Land from all Inchroachments which has been made upon the 
same ; And to prevent anv Inchroachments being made for the 
future on s^ Common Land at the Cost and Charge of y^ Proprietors. 

Pr order of the Proprietors Committee. 
Watertown Joseph Mafon Proprietors Cler. 

June 24* 1730. 



170 Watertowii Records. 

[103] At a meeting of the Committe of the Proprietors of y^ 
Common & Undivided Land in Watertown on the 8'^ Day of 
July 1730 Agreed to Notifye Liv' Rich<^ Coollidge Co''"' Henry 
Bright and Serg' Jonas Bond a Com'^^^ Chofen by the Eaft Pre- 
cinct in s'^ Town to Errect or build An Addition to the Minifteral 
houfe in said Precinct to bring in An Ace' how they have Laid 
out the Money they haue Drawn out of y'^ Proprietors Treafurey, 
to the Prop''ters Committe above^*^ on Munday the 13'^" Day of July 
Current at I3 of the Clock at Liv' Rich'^ CooUidges in ord"' for 
s'^ Proprietors Committe to make report thereof to y^ Prop''^ at 
their Next meeting. Ordered the Clerk to give a Copy of w' is 
above written to one of s'' Com'^^. 

A Copy was given the same Day, Atts J. Mafon Cer. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and undivided 
Lands in Watertown, Legally Notifyed And Afsembled on the 
13''' Day of July 1730 for the Ends Set forth in the Notification. 

I . Voted and Choofe M"^ Nathanael Harris Moderator for s<^ 
Meeting. 

At s'^ Meeting there was adifpute about Voters. M^ George 
Harrington was Objected Against, And it was put to Vote 
whether the Proprietors Alow M'' George Harrington to be a 
voter, And the Vote Paft in the Negative. Ebenezer Chenry 
was not Allowed to Act for Marth Coollidge. M"' Jofeph Har- 
rington of Wefton was objected Against, And it was put to 
Vote whether the Proprietors Alow M'' Jofeph Harrington afores'^ 
to be a voter, and the vote was past in the negative. 

It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors Alow M"' Charles 
Chad wick to be a voter in their Society and y= Vote paft in the 
Negative. 

M"^ Jacob Parce was by a Vote Difalowed to be a voter. 

The Committes Ace' of their Selling three pieces of Land, and 
how much they had Difpofed of the Produce there of was red to the 
Proprietors, Put to Vote whether the Proprietors Accept thereof 
And the Vote Paft in the Negative. 

It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors will sell any 
more pieces of Common Land to fully finifh y^ Minifteral 
Houfe and the Vote paft in the Negative. 

It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Lett their 
piece of Land by the old Mill Crick near M'^^ Learneds & y^ Vot 
paft in y^ Negative. 

It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Improve any 
of the money which came by M'' Nathanael Harris and y« Rent 
of y^ Islands w^h is in the Treafurey to pay the former Committe 
& others their Acc'^ alowed by the Proprietors, and the vote paft 
in the Negative. 

It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Improve the 
Money in the Treafurey that came by Nath' Harris and y« Rent 
of y^ Islands to fence in the buring place in the Eaft Precinct. 
And the vote paft in y^ Affirmative. 

It was put to Vote whether said fence shall be good single 
Stone wall doubled at the bottom, if the Stones are Small with 



Proprietors' Book. 1 71 

two Convienant Gates for going in and Coming out and the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will choofe two men to be 
a Committe to Draw the Money out of y'^ Proprietors Treafury, 
and Improve for the End aboves'^, And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

Voted 
[104] Voted and Choofe M'' John Sawin and Enfign Jonathan 
Stone for said Committe. Enfign Stone Declined to Serve, then 
Voted and Choofe M'^ John Haftings to be one of s"^ Committe in 
8*^ Stones Room. 

It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Project any 
way to pay the former Committe Acc'^ which has been Allowed 
on record. And the Vote Paft in the Negative. 

It was Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Project any 
way to pay their Prefent Committes, Clerk an Treafurer, for their 
service done for the Proprietors. And the Vote Paft in the 
Negative. 

It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors will fully Impower 
their Standing Committe to refcue their Common Land from all 
Inchroachments which has been made upon the same, &to prevent 
future Inchroachments ; at y*= Cost of y« Proprietors, and the 
Vote Paft in the Negative. 

At a meeting of the Pi'oprietors Committe of y« Common & 
undivided Land in Watertown att M'' Thomas Coollidges on y^ 
9*h Day of April 1731. the Committe Agreed upon calling a 
Meeting of the Proprietors said Meeting to be on y^ 23^^ Day of 
April Currant at y^ Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct 
of s'l Town at one of y^ Clock in the after Noon for the Ends 
following. 

I. To hear the Proprietors Treafurers Ace'. (3d'y) To hear 
y^ Ace* of the Comm'^^ of their trouble and Expence in Selling 
three pieces of Common Land &c (and as the Proprietors have 
Voted that they shall haue reafonable Allowance or Satisfaction 
for their trouble in s*^ Affair) So to know the mind of y^ Pro- 
prietors how (or which way) they will pay & Satisfy their 
Comm'^ for s'^ Services (3V) To know the mind of y^ Proprie- 
tors how they will Satisfy their Clerk and Treafurer for his Serv- 
ice done for y'^ Proprietors. (4'y) to Know the mind of the 
Proprietors how they will pay and Satisfy the Ace' of several 
Diiburftm's made by sundry Perfons (for the Proprietors) in gain- 
ing the Land fenced in by William Shattuck Ju'' Deceafed which 
Ace's have been been Accepted off And Allowed by the Proprietors. 
(5'y) to know the mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will fill 
up the vacancy in the prefent Comm'^ or choofe a New Committe. 
(6iy) To Choofe a Clerk & Treafurer. (7'y) to know the 
mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will choofe & Impower a 
Committe to Resque their Common Land from the Inchroach- 
ments already made on them, and to prevent all further Inchroach- 
ments, At the Coft of y«= Proprietors. (8'y) To know the mind 
of the Proprietors whether they will Lay some Duty on their 



172 Watertown Records. 

Common Land (by the Mill Crick in s"^ Town) and a fine for 
Carrying off without paying the Duty, or whether they will Lett 
said Land. (9'y) To know the mind of the Proprietors whether 
they will Lett that piece of their Common Land fenced in & Now 
Improved by M"' Samuel Stowel or whether they will other wife 
Difpofe of it. 

Ordered the Clerk to Set up Notifications hereof at M'' Thomas 
Coollidges and at y^ Widow Mary Learneds. 

[105] The Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands 
in Watertown Are hereby Defired to give a Meeting at the Pub- 
lick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of said Town on fryday 
the Twenty third day of April Currant at one of the clock in the 
Afternoon for the Ends following Viz' 

1. To hear the Proprietors Treafurers Ace'. 

2. To hear the Ace' of the Committee of their Trouble and 
expence in selling three pieces of Common land &c (and as the 
Proprietors have voted that they Shall have reafonable Allowance 
or Satisfaction for their trouble in s^ Afliairs) so to know the 
mind of the Proprietors how (or which way) they will pay and 
Satiffy their Committe for said service. 

3. To know the mind of the Proprietors how they will Satisfy 
their Clerk and Treafurer for his Service Done for y^ Proprietors. 

4. To know the mind of y*= Proprietors how they will pay and 
Satisfy the Ace' of several Difburstments made by sundry Perfons 
(for the Proprietors) in gaining the Land fenced in by William 
Shattuck Jun"" Dec'' which Ac' has been Accepted off And 
Allowed by the Proprietors. 

5. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will fill 
up the Vacancy in the prefent Committe ; or Choofe a New Com- 
mittee. 

6. To Choofe a Clerk and a Treafurer. 

7. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will 
choofe and Impower a Committe to resque their Common Land 
from the Inchroachments already made on them ; and to prevent 
all further Inchroachments, at the coft of the Proprietors. 

8. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will 
Lay some Duty upon Timber Laid on their Common Land (by 
the Mill Crick in s'' Town) and a fine for Carrying off with out 
paying the Duty; or whether they will Lett Said Land. 

9. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will Lett 
that piece of their Common Land fenced in & now Improved by 
M'' Samuel Stowel, or whether they will other wife Difpofe of it. 

Pr order of the Proprietors Committee 
Watertown April Joseph Mafon Proprietors Clerk, 
the 9'*^ 1731- 

[106] At a General Meeting of the Proprietors of the Common 
and undivided Land in Watertown regularly Notifyed, And 
Afsembled on the 23 Day of April 1731. 

1. Voted and Choofe Joseph Mafon Moderator for s'^ Meeting. 

2. M^ Nath' Saltonftal Appeared and Claimed A right in 
propriety which he made Appear by fhowing a Copy of a Deed 



Proprietors' Book. 173 

where in he had referved the right of Commonage to himfelf. 
And it was put to Vote whether the Proprietors Do Allow M'' 
Saltonftal to a Vote among them. And the Vote Paft in the 
Affirmative. 

3. The Proprietors Treafurers Ace' was red to the Proprietors 
wherein it Appeared that the Treafurer had received, At several 
times of Sundry Perfons for the Proprietors the sum of £280 : 15 : 6 
And that he had paid pr ord^ of y^ Com'^^ at Sundry times y^ 
sum of 273 : 2 : 10 
And it was put to Vote whether the Proprietors Do Accept of the 
Treafurers Ace'. And the Vote Paft in the Affirmative. 

4. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Proprietors that 
the Treafurers Ace' Should be recorded At Larg in the Propr''^ 
Book of Records. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

5. The Committes Ace' was red to the Proprietors amounting 
to the sum of Seven pounds Eighteen fhillings & Ninepence 
And it was put to Vote wheither the Proprietors are willing to 
Accept & Allow s^ Ace'. And the Vote paft in y^ Negative. 

6. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y*= Proprietors to 
Allow their Committe the sum of six pounds for their Expences 
and Service for the Proprietors. And the Vote paft in y« 
Affirmative. 

7. Voted that y« Committe shall be paid with y^ money in the 
Treafurey and the rents Coming for the Islands & other Lands. 

8* Put to Vote whether the Proprietors are willing to Allow 
their Clerk and Treafurer the sum of five pounds for his service 
done for y^ Proprietors. And y*= Vote paft in y^ Affirmative. 

9. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will at this Meeting 
propofe any way to Satisfye the Ace' of several Difburftm'^ made 
by sundry Perfons for the Proprietors in gaining the Land fenced 
in by William Shattuck Jun'' Dec<^ which Ace' hath been Ac- 
cepted and Allowed by the Proprietors. And the Vote paft in 
the Negative. 

10. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Proprietors to 
fill up the Vacancy in the prefent Standing Comm'^«. And the 
Vote paft in the Negative. 

11. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Proprietors to 
Choofe a New Committe to manage the Prudentials of the Pro- 
prietors. And the Vote Paft in the Affirmative. 

[107] 12. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Proprie- 
tors to Choofe three men to be said Committe. and the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

13. Voted, and Choofe John Sawin Nathanael Norcrofs and 
John Stowel to be a Committe to manage the Prudentials of y^ 
Proprietors. 

Then the Proprietors paft Several Votes for a Clerk and Sev- 
eral Perfons were chofen, but they all refufed to Serve. 

It was then put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Proprie- 
tors to Adjourn this meeting and the remaining buifnefs thereof 
unto fryday the 14'*^ of May next at one of the clock in the after- 
noon and then to Act thereon. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 



1 74 Watertotvn Records. 

At a general Meeting of the Proprietors of y^ Common & undi- 
vided Lands in Watertown on the 14'^ Day of may 1731 by 
Adjournment. 

1. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Proprietors that 
the five pounds which they have granted for their Clark & Treaf'' 
should be paid out of the money that is Due alredy or that may 
be hereafter Due for Rent of Land Lett that is not already 
Appropriated. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

2. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the proprietors to 
Adjourn this meeting and y« buifnefs remaining to some further 
Convenant time. And the Vote paft in y« Affirmative. 

3. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors do Adjourn this meet- 
ing and the buifnefs remaining to fryday the 28 of May Currant 
at two of the clock in the Afternoon. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

At ameeting of the Proprietors of y« Common & undivided 
Land in Watertown on the 28 Day of may 1731 by Adjournment. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Proprietors to Adjourn 
this meeting, and the remaining buifnefs in the Notification to be 
Acted upon unto fryday the Eleventh Day of June at Two of y« 
clock in the Afternoon at this place, and the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

June 11'^ 1731- The Proprietors of y« Common Land Neg- 
lected to Attend the Meeting to be on this day ; so that the qieet- 
ing dropt. 

[108] To Joseph Mafon Proprietors Clerk of y^ Undivided 
Land in Watertown. You are hereby ordered to set up Notifica- 
tions at M"^ Tho^ Coollidges and MJ^ Mary Learneds to Defire the 
Proprietors of y^ Common & undivided Land in s<^ Town to meet 
at y«^ Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s'^ Town on 
Munday y^ Twenty fourth of January Currant, at one of y^ Clock 
in the Afternoon for the Ends following, Viz'. 

1. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will 
Sell Some Part or all of their Common and undivided Land in 
s<^ Town and Improve the Produce thereof to build a Schoolhoufe 
in some Conveniaiit place in s"^ Precinct where the Proprietors 
Shall Agree and for the Maintaining of A Schoole therein for the 
benefitt of y^ Proprietors or whether the Proprietors will Improve 
y^ s^^ Produce any other wife, as may moft benefit the Proprietors; 
Or whether the proprietors will Divide their Common and Undi- 
vided Land. 

2. To Choofe a Committee to manage s<^ Affair for the Pro- 
prietors. 

John Sawin ) Proprie"^ 
Watertown January 7*^ 1731- Nath' Norcrofs J Com'". 

Which was done Accordingly. ) A^^rx tv/t t> r.r'i,.^ 

Watertown Janv 8'^ 1 73 1 . ^ j Att^ J°« = ^ason Prop- Cler. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors of y« Common and Undivided 
Land in Watertown regularly Notifyed. And Afsembled on the 
34 Day of January 1731. 



Proprietors' Book. 175 

1. Voted and Choofe Dea : Nathan Fiske Moderator. 

2. Put to Vote ; whether it is the mind of y^ Proprietors to 
Sell their Common and Undivided Land and build a Schoolhoufe 
and Maintain a School therein for the benefit of y^ Proprietors. 
And ye Vote paft in the Negative. 

3. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y® Proprietors to 
Divide their Common and Undivided Land. 

And the Vote paft in y^ Negative. 

[109] To Joseph Mafon Clerk of the Proprietors of y^ Com- 
mon and Undivided Lands in Watertown. You are hereby 
ordred to Set up Notifications at M'' Thomas Coollidges & M""^ 
Mary Learneds Inholder in s<^ Town to Delire the Proprietors of 
y« Common or Undivided Lands in Watertown to meet at y^ 
Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of s"^ Town on 
Munday y^ fifteenth Day of April Next at one of y^ Clock in the 
After noone for y'^ Ends following, Viz'. 

I. To Choofe a Committee to Manage the Prudencials of y^ 
Proprietors. 

3. To know the Mind of y« Proprietors whether they will Sell 
any part of their Common or undivided Lands the produce thereof 
to be Improved for building upon or fencing in some of their 
Common Land as they shall think beft, or whether they will 
Leafe out any part or pieces of y« Common or undivided Lands 
the rent to be Improved for y^ benefit of the Proprietors. 

3. To Choofe a Committee to Manage s*^ Affairs. 

4. To Choofe a Committee to take Effectuall Care to prevent 
Incroachments and Trefpafes on the Common or Undivided 
Lands. 

John Sawin ") ^ 
Nathi Norcrofs [ Committee. 
Watertown March 29, 1734. John Stowel J 

The Proprietors of the Common and undivided Lands in Wa- 
tertown are hereby Defired to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe 
in ye Eaft Precinct of s^ Town on Munday the fifteenth day of 
April at one of the clock in the afternoon for Ends following viz. 

1 . To Choofe a Committee to Manage the Prudencials of y^ 
Proprief^s, 

2. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will sell 
any part of their Common or Undivided Land the produce thereof 
to be Improved for building upon or fencing in some of y^ Com- 
mon Lands as they shall think beft ; Or whether they will Leafe 
out any part or pieces of y^ Common or Undivided Land the 
rent to be Improved for y^ benefit of y^ Prop"^^ or whether the 
Prop"'^ will fence in in any part or pieces of y^ Common or Undi- 
vided Land for further benefit to y« Proprietors. 

3. To choofe a Committee to manage s"^ Affair. 

4. To Choofe a Committee to take Effectual care to prevent 
Incroachments & Trefpafses on y« Common & Undivided Lands. 

Pr order of y^ Committe 
Watertown March 30, 1734 Jo^ : Mason Proprie'^s Clerk. 



176 Water town Records. 

[110] At a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and 
tjndivided Lands in the Town of Watertown on the fifteenth day 
of April Anno Domini 1734. 

I. Voted and chofe for their Moderator Nath' Harris Esq''. 

3. Voted and choofe for a Committee to manage the pruden- 
tials of the Proprietors M"^ Oliver Livermore M"" Nath' Norcrofs 
and M^ George Harrington. 

3. Put to vote whether the Proprietors will sell all their Com- 
mon and Undivided Lands in the Town of Watertown Excepting 
that piece of Common & undivided Land Near the Houfe of M''^ 
Mary Learneds. and the Vote paft in the Negative. 

4. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will sell any part of 
their Common and undivided Lands the produce thereof to be 
Improved for building upon or fencing in some of their Common 
Land as they shall think best. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

5. Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Leafe out any 
part or pieces of the Common & Undivided Land the rent to be 
Improved for the Benefit of the Proprietors. And the Vote paft 
in the Negative. 

6. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Proprietors to 
fence in any part or pieces of y^ Common & Undivided Lands 
for further Benefit of y« proprietors. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

7. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Proprietors to 
fence in that piece of Common & undivided Land South of the 
Country Road and between y^ Country Road & Charles River 
Near y^ houfe of M''^ Mary Learneds Lying Southerly of y^ s<^ 
Houfe of M''^ Learned, and y^ Vote paft in y^ Affirmative. 

8. Voted that M-- Oliver Livermore M^ Nath' Norcrofs & M"^ 
George Harrington be a Committee to Manage the fencing the 
s,^ piece of Land as afores*^. 

9. Voted that M^ Oliver Livermore M^ Nath' Norcrofs & M"" 
George Harrington be a Committee to take Effectual care to pre- 
vent Trefpafses and Incroachments on the Common and undivided 
Lands. 

The above written are the Proprietors Votes 

Attest Nath' Harris Moderator. 

[Ill] To Joseph Mason Proprietors Clerk. You are hereby 
ordered to poft Up Notifications at some publick places in Water- 
town in the words following. The Proprietors of y^ Common 
and Undivided Lands in Watertawn Are hereby defired to meet 
at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct in ?A Town on 
Munday the Tenth of February Next at one of y^ Clock afternoon 
for y^ Ends following. 

1. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will 
sell y» piece of Common Land Lying South of Doctor Clarks 
Dwelling houfe in s'' Town. 

2. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will Sell 
any other pieces or Corners of their Common Land to Enable y* 
Committee (who were chofen for y^ End) to Defend y^ Common. 
Lands from Trefpafers and Incroachments. 



Proprietors' Book. 177 

3. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will 
Divide the reft or remainder of the Common & undivided Lands 
in s*^ Town. 

4. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors that in Cafe they do 
not se Caufe to Divide their Common Lands whether they will 
Lett any part or pieces thereof. 

Oliver Livermore ~) -o 

Nathanael Norcrofs >• ^ " .^^ 
r^ Tu • 4. i Committee. 

Cjeorge Harrmgton j 

Watertown Janv 16: 1734. 

The Proprietors of y« Common and Undivided Land in Water- 
town are hereby Defired to meet at y« Publick Meeting houfe in 
y^ Eafterly Precinct in s*^ Town on Munday the 10'*^ Day of Febv 
next at one of y« Clock afternoon for y^ Ends following viz'. 

1. To know y^ mind of the Proprietors whether they will sell 
that piece of Common Land Lying south of Docter Clark's Dwell- 
ing houfe in s'^ Town. 

2. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will sell 
any other pieces of or Corners of y« Common Land to Enable 
their Committee (who were choofen for y* end) to Defend their 
Common Lands from Trefpafes & Incroachments. 

3. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will 
Divide the reft or remainder of y^ Common & undivided Lands 
in s*^ Town. 

4. To know y^ mind of y^ Proprietors that in Cafe y^ Do not 
se caufe to Divide their Common Lands, whether they will Lett 
any part or pieces thereof. 

Pr ord"^ of the Proprietors Committee. 
Watertown Jan'' Joseph Mason, Prop"' Clerk, 

the 17: 1734. 

[112] At a meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and 
undivided Land in Watertown on the 10* Day of Feby 1734/5 
regularly Afsembled for y^ Ends set forth in the Notification. 

1 . Voted and choCe Joseph Mason Esq'' Moderator. 

2. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y^ Proprietors 
to sell that piece of Common Land Lying south of Doctor Clarks 
Dwelling houfe in Watertown. And y^ Vote paft in y^ Nega- 
tive. 

3. the Vote was put whether it is y^ mind of y« Proprietors 
to Sell any other piece or Corner of their Common Land to 
Enable y^ Committee (who were Chofen for y« End) to Defend 
their Common Lands from Trefpafses and Incroachments. And 
the vote paft in the Negative. 

Upon a Motion made by sundry of y^ Proprietors a Vote was 
put whether it is the mind of the Proprietors to Adjourne this 
Meeting and y^ remaining buifnefs or Articles to some Longer 
time. And y^ Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Adjourned this meeting and y« remaining buifnefs 
of it to this day month at this place at one of y« Clock after noon. 



178 Water town Records. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and undivided 
in Watertown on the 10'^ Day of March 1734/5 by Adjourn- 
ment. 

Put to Vote whether the Proprietors Admitt M"" Joseph Har- 
rington of VVefton to Act as a Voter on M"^ Edw Hows right. 
And y^ Vote paft in the Negative. 

Putt to Vote whether y^ Proprietors Admitt L'. Sam^ Stearns 
to be a voter on M^ Isaac Stearns & M^ Hawkins rights, and y<= 
vote paft in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether the Proprietors will Divide the remaind"" 
of ye Common and undivid Land in Watertown. And the Vote 
paft in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Proprietors to Lett 
any part or pieces of the Common and Undivided Lands in 
Watertown. & y« Vote paft in y« Negative. 

[113] To Joseph Mason Proprietors Clerk. 

You are hereby ordered to post up 
Notifications at some publick place in Watertown to Notify the 
Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Land in s*^ Town to 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s'^ 
Town on munday the fifteenth day of March next at one of y« 
Clock in the Afternoon of s'^ Day for y« Ends following. 

1 . To know the minds of the Proprietors whether they will 
Grant a Sum of Money to Enable their Committee to Defend 
their Rights in the Common and Undivided Land and to prevent 
any Incroachments being made on s^ Common Land. And in 
cafe y^ Proprietors are not of the mind to Grant money, then 

2. To know the minds of the Proprietors whether they will 
sell any part or pieces of their Common Land the Produce thereof 
to be Improved for the proprietors in defending their Common 
Lands. And other ways as they Shall think moft for their 
Advantage. 

3. To know the minds of the Proprietors whether they will 
Lett any pieces of their Common & Undivided Land. 

Oliver Livermore ~\ 
Nathi Norcrofs [■ Prop's Com'««. 
George Harrington} 
Watertown, Febv 25 : 1735/6. 

The Proprietors of y^ Common & undivided Land in Water- 
town are hereby Defired to meet at y« Publick Meeting houfe in 
the Eafterly Precinct in s<^ Town on Munday the fifteenth of 
March Next at one of y^ Clock in the Afternoon for y« Ends fol- 
lowing. 

1 . To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will 
Grant a Sum of Money to Enable their Committee to Defend 
their Rights in the Common & undivided Lands & to prevent 
Any Incroachments being made thereon. And in cafe the Prop""^ 
are not of y« mind to Grant Money then, 

2. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will sell 
Any part or pieces of their Common Land the Produce thereof to 



Proprietors' Book. 179 

be Improved for the Proprietors in defending their Right in y* 
Common Land and other ways as they shall think be moft to their 
Advantage. 

3. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors whether they will 
Lett any pieces of y^ Common & Undivided Land. 
Pr order of y^ Proprietors Committee. 

Joseph Mason, Prop"' Clerk. 
Watertown, Feby 26, 1735/6. 

[114] At a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and 
Undivided Land in Watertown on Munday the fifteenth Day of 
March, A. D., 1735/6, Regularly Afsembled. 

1. Voted and Chofe M'' Jonas Bond Moderator of y^ meeting. 

2. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Proprie- 
tors to Grant a sum of Money to Enable their Committee to 
Defend their Rights in the Common and Undivided Land, and to 
prevent Incrochments being made thereon. And the Vote paft 
in the Negative. 

3. The Vote was Put whether the Proprietors are of y« mind 
to Sell some part or pieces of their Common Land for the Ends 
set forth in the Notification. And y<^Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

4. The Vote was Put whether it is the minds of the Pro- 
prietors to sell that Parcel of their Common and Undivided Land 
Lying by Bever Brook (Near M'' Samuel Stowels) on both sides 
of the Town Way part whereof was Lett to s'^ Sam' Stowel. And 
the Vote Paft in y^ Affirmative. 

5. The Vote was put whether it Is the mind of the Proprietors 
to Sell that piece or parcel of their Common and Undivided Land 
Lying Near the Widow Mary Learneds on the Southerly Side of 
the Highway between s'^ Way & y^ Mill Crick. And y« Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

6. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y^ proprietors 
to Chofe and Impower a Committee to Sel above s'' pieces of 
Land And to Execute Lawfull Deeds of the same in y^ Name and 
behalf of y^ Proprietors. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

7. Voted and Chofe Mifsei's Jonas Bond, Oliver Livermore 
and Ebenezer Thatcher to be a Committee for ye Ends abovesaid. 

8. Voted that the Committee abovesaid pay the Produce of 
ye Land they shall sell, in to the Proprietors Treafurey. And give 
An Ace* of their proceedings relating to the premifes at the Next 
Proprietors meeting. 

9. The Vote M'as put whether it is the minds of the Proprie- 
tors to Let the Islands by the fish Wares South of Dotcherfields 
(so called) for y^ space of Three Years. And y^ Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

10. Voted that the Committee aboves'^ shall Lett y^ Islands 
aboves'^ for the space aboves'^. 

[115] The Proprietors of y^ Common and undivided Land in 
Watertown are hereby defired to Meet at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of s'^ Town On Munday the 18 day 
of OctoV Currant at one of y^ Clock in y^ After Noon for y^Ends 
following. 



i8o Watertown Records. 

I . To here the reports of y« Com"=« chofen and Impowered to 
Sell some of y^ Common and undivided Lands how far they haue 
proceeded. 

2. To hear y^ Ac' of y^ Com'^e that were chofen to prevent 
Trefpafses and Incroachm' on the Common & Undivided Lands 
what they haue Expended in the behalf of y^ proprietors in %^ 
Affairs. 

3. To know the mind of y^ Proprietors how s<^ Com""-^ Shall 
be Satisfy ed. 

4. To know the mind of y^ proprietors whether they will 
make an Addition of some Meet perfon or perfons to the Com'^= 
Chofen to prev' Trefpefses and Incroachm*% &c. 

5. To know the mind of y^ Prop"^^ whether they will Impower 
s'^ Com'^^ to Appear At any Court or Courts by Petition or 0th- 
erwife as there may be Ocation to Defend the Proprietors Rights 
and prevelidges. 

6. To know the Minds of y^ Prop''* whether they will Impower 
their Com*«« At the prop"^ Charge to take a plan of y^ weth of y^ 
Highways and Town Ways in y^ Afores*^ Town as Origanally 
Left and Improve the same as there may be Ocation for y« Benefit 
of y^ proprietors. 

Pr ord'^ of y^ Prop" Com'^^ 

Joseph Mason, Prop''^ Cler. 
Watertown, Octo' 9'^, 1736. 

[116] At a Meeting of the Proprietors of y« Common and 
Undivided Land in Watertown Regularly Notifyed and Afsembled 
on the Eighteenth day of October, 1736. 

1 . Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Moderator of s*^ Meeting. 

2. It was put to Vote whether it is the mind of y^ Proprietors 
that this meeting be adjourned for some time, & the Vote paft 
in y« Negative. 

The the firft Ai'ticle in the Notification was red ; and nothing 
was Acted thereon by reafon that one of s'^ Com'<^e -y^^s Abfent 
being at that time many miles up in the Country. 
The second Artical being read,. 

3. It was put to Vote whether it be the mind of y^ Proprietors, 
to chofe a Committee to Examine the Acc*^ of their Committee 
who were chofen to prevent Incroachments on y^ Common & 
undivided Land what they have Expended &c. And y« Vote paft 
in the Affirmative. 

4. Voted and Chofe to be a Comm'ee to Examine the Acc'^ of 
y^ afores'^ Committee Mefsu''* Jonathan Stone Jonas Bond and 
Chriftopher Grant. 

The third Article being read, 

5. It was put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Proprie- 
tors, that After the Committees Accompts are Examined who 
were Chofen to prevent Trefpafs and Incroachments on y^ Com- 
mon & undivided Land &c that s^^ Accompts shall be satisfyed 
and paid out of the Produce of the sale of y^ Land Lately sold by 
the Proprietors Committee who were Chofen for that purpose & 






Proprietors' Book. i8l 

who were Directed to pay Effects and produce of of s^^ Land into 
the Proprietors Treafury. And the Vote Paft in y*= Affirmative. 
The fourth Article being Read. 

6. It was put to vote whether it be the Mind of the Proprie- 
tors to make any Addition to their Committee Chofen to prevent 
Trefpafses and Incroachments &c. And the Vote past in the 
Affirmative. 

7. Voted and chofe to be Added to said Committee, Jonas 
Bond & Ebenezer Goddard. 

8. It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors do Impower 
said Committee to Appear at any Court or Courts, by Petition or 
otherwife as there may be Ocation to Defend the Proprietors 
Rights and PreviHdges. and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Sixth Article being read. 

9. It was put to Vote whether the Proprietors do Impower 
their said Committee at the Proprietors Charge to take a plan of 
the Width of the High Ways and Town Ways in the aboves'i 
Town as originally left and Improve the same as there may be 
Ocation for the benefit of y^ Proprietors. And the Vote paft in 
the Affirmative. 

These Votes were past at the aboves'^ Meeting. 

attest : Jonas Bond, Moderator. 

[117] The Prop''^ of y^ Com" and undivided Land In Water- 
town are hereby Notifyed to Meet at the publick Meeting houfe 
in the Eafterly Precinct of s'' Town on fryday y^ fourth day of 
March Next at one of y^ clock in y<= Afternoon for y*^ Ends follow- 
ing viz', whereas Sundry Unhapy differances have of Late rifen 
in s^^ s*^ Town between the proprietors and y^ Town refpecting 
the Highways, & private Ways in s<^ Town, w'^'^ if not speedly 
remeded may be of very ill Confequence to ourselves and pofterity ; 
for an Amicable ifue of s*^ Differances. To know the Mind of y^ 
proprietors, whether all Differances Difputes & Controverlies that 
haue Arifsen or may Arife touching the Lands in this Town lying 
as Ways or reputed as Such and touching the Difpofselion of 
y^ proceeds of the Sale of any such be refferred to y^ final Deter- 
mination of y« Honourable Thomas Graues Frances Foxcroft & 
Sam' Danforth Esq'^^ or y^ Maj'' part of them, and that y^ Court of 
General Sefsions of y'^ peace be requefted to Appoint the Gentlm"* 
before Named a Com'«=^ to take a view of y^ s'^ Lands and Ways 
and make report whether the s<^ Ways s''^ remain as Originally 
Left or be Contracted in their Wedth the Report of y^ Com*«« 
being Accepted by y^ s"^ Court to be An Ifue of all Controverfies 
whatfoever touching the same. Dated at Watertown Febv 25 : 
1736/7. Pr order of y^ Committee. 

Joseph Mason, Prop^^ Cler. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of y<= Common & Undivided 
Lands In Watertown regularly Notifyed & Afsembled together on 
the fourth Day of March, A. D., 1736/7. 

1. Voted and Chofe M'' Jonas Bond Moderator. 

2. The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Proprietors 
That all Difputes & Controverfsis that have Arifen or may Arife 



l82 Watertown Rccoi'ds. 

Touching the Lands in the Town Lying as Ways or reputed as 
Such & Touching the Difpofition of the proceeds of y« sale of any 
such be refterred to the final Determination of y^ Hon^'e Tho^ 
Graues Fra^ Foxcroft & Sam' Danforth Esq''^ or the Alaj'^ part of 
them ; and that y^ Court of General Sefsions of the peace be 
Requefted to appoint the Gentlem" before named a Committee to 
take a view of s'^ Lands & Ways and Make report whether y^ s'i 
Ways s'*^ remain as Originally Left or be Contracted in their 
Width the report of y^ Committee being Accepted by s'^ Court to 
be an Ifhu of All Controverfsis whatfoever touching the same. 
And y^ Vote paft in y'^ Affirmative. 

3. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y^ Proprietors 
to Choofe a Committee to Carry the Aboves<^ Vote to y^ Gentle- 
men above Named, and to requeft y^ Court of General Sefsions or 
y® peace to Appoint %^ Gentlem" to be a Committee for y^ Ends 
Afores'^. and y^ Vote paft in y"= Affirmative. 

4. Voted and Chofe Mefs"^^ Jonas Bond Oliver Livermore & 
George Harrington to be a Committee for y'^ Ends aboves''. 

These Votes were paft at y^ Aboves'^ Meeting. 

Attest : Jonas Bond, Moderator. 

[118] The Proprietors of the Common and Univided Land in 
Watertown are hereby Notifyed to Meet at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in the Eaft Precinct in s^ Town on Munday the seventeenth 
Day of Octob'' Current at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon for 
the Ends following Viz' : 

To hear the Petition of Samuel Stratton Ebenezer Thatcher and 
Joseph Crackbone who pray for a piece of y^ Common Land of 
ab* halfe An Acrer lying Near to the Houfe of Joshua Grant of 
s*^ Town To be Granted unto them to Set a Wind-Mill upon; as 
is more fully set forth in their Petition. And to know the mind 
of y^ Proprietors wheth'' they will Grant half an Acrer of s*^ Com- 
mon land to s'^ Petitioners for the Ends Afores'^ in Anfwer to their 
Petition. 

Pr Order of the Prop''^ Committee. 
Joseph Mafon Prop''^ Cler. 

At a Meeting of the Prop''^ of y<= Common and Undivided Land 
in Watertown Regularly Notifyed and Afsembled on y^ 17''^ day 
of Octo"', 1737. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq'' Moderator for %^ Meeting. 

The Petition of Samuel Stratton Ebenez"" Thatcher & Joseph 
Crackbone was red who Petitioned for a piece of y'^ Common and 
Undivided Land lying Near the Houfe of Joshua Grant in s'^ Town 
to be granted unto them in Order to Erect a Wind-Mill upon. 
After the Matter was Confidred y^ Vote was put Whether it is 
the Mind of y^ Proprietors To grant to y^ s'^ Sam' Stratton Eben- 
ezer Thatcher and Joseph Crackbone the Petitioners and to their 
heirs and Afsigns half an Acrer of y^ Common and undivided 
Land prayed for in the Petition on Condition that they the s'^ 
Sam' Stratton Ebenezer Thatcher & Joseph Crackbone Do Erect 
a Wind-Mill on s'' granted Land and that they their heirs And 



Proprietors' Book. 183 

Afsigns do keep and Maintain a Wind-Mill on s'^ Land, That 
then s<^ half Acrer of Land be to the Sole Ufe and benefit of y^ s"* 
Sam' Stratton Eben'' Thatcher & Joseph Crackbone their heirs and 
Afsigns, so long as a Wind-Mill shall be Keept and Maintained 
thereon, but upon the failler thereof s<^ half Acrer of Land to 
return back to the Proprietors Again. And the Vote Past in the 
Afiirmative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of y^ Proprietors to choofe 
a Committee to Stake out s*^ half Acrer of Land to the Petitioners 
and make report of their doings at the Next Proprietors Meeting. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe Mifs''^ Jonathan Stone, John Hastings & Oli- 
ver Livermore to be a Committee for the End Abovesaid. 

We the Subfcrib''s the Com'<=e Chofen and Appointed of y« 
Common and undivided Land in Watertown at y^ Meeting on 
17''^ of May 1737. To Stake out the half Acrer of Land granted 
by the Prop" afores'^ To Sam' Stratton, Eben"" Thatcher & Jofeph 
Crackbone on Condition of their Erecting & Maintaining a Wind 
Mill on said half Acrer as Mentioned in the Grant of s'^ Land 
Recorded in the Prop'^^ Book of Records. Have According to 
the truft repofed in us Staked out half an Acrer of Land at the 
place and for the End prayed for the Wind Mill now Standing 
on part of s<^ half Acrer it being Bounded all Round or on every 
point on Common Land, the Weft Line being six Rods in length 
and is Thirty two feet Weft of y^ Round houfe of y^ s"^ Wind 
Mill, the North & South Lines are Thirteen Rods five feet & a 
half in length each the South Line being five Rods North of y^ 
fence that Now Stands on y^ South Bounds of y^ High Way, and 
the Eaft Line is the same in Length with the Weft Line. 

Watertown,May 12'^^, 1743. Jonathan Stone, ") 

John Haftings, >■ Committee. 
Oliver Livermore, J 

[119] To Joseph Mason Esq"" Clerk of the Proprietors of the 
Common and Undivided Land in Watertown. You are hereby 
Ordered to post up Notifications to Notify the Proprietors of y« 
Common & undivided Land in s'^ Town To meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in s*^ Town on the Twentyeth Day of January 
Currant at one of the Clock, After Noon for the Ends follow- 
ing viz'. 

Whereas the Proprietors aboves'* at a Meeting on the fourth 
Day of March Laft past referred all Difputes & Controverfies that 
had Arrifsen touching the Land in the Town Lying as Ways & 
Reputed as such and the proceeds thereof &c.. To the final 
Determination of y« Honorable Thomas Graves, Fra^ Foxcroft & 
Sam' Danforth Esq''^ &c, but did not at s'^ Meeting choofe a Com*^^ 
to Appear in the behalf & Reprefent the Proprietors before the 
aboves^ Gentlemen Refl^erees. 

To know the Mind of the Proprietors whether they will Choofe 
and Authorize a Committee to Appeare before the Honourable 
Refierees afores'^ at any times and place that they may Appoint to 
Reprefent the Proprietors, and in their Names and behalf to 



184 Watertoiv7i Records. 

Defend their Intereft before s<^ Reflerees, Relating to the Premifses, 

refferred to their Determination. 

Watertown, Jany 9'^, 1737. Oliver Livermore, ^ p. 

Nathaniel Norcrofs, >- ^ P. „ 
r- XT • .. ( Com'", 

(jreorge Harrmgton, j 

Notifications were posted According to Order. 

At a Meeting of y^ Prop" of y^ Common and undivided Lands 
in Watertown Regularly Notifyed and Meet January the 
Twentyeth, 1737. 

I. Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Moderator for s"^ Meeting. 

3. The Vote was put whether it be the mind of y^ Proprietors 
to Choofe a Committee and to Authorize & Impower them to 
Appear before the Honourable Thomas Graves, Francis Foxcroft 
& Sam' Danforth Esq''^ Refferees who are to Determine all 
Difputes & Controverfies that have Arrifsen in the Town touching 
the Lands Lying as Ways, and Reputed as such and the proceeds 
thereof &c. and to Reprefent & Manage for the Proprietors at any 
time or place the Honourable Refferees shall Appoint for s'^ 
purpofses. And the Vote paft in y« Affirmative. 

3. Voted and chofe to be a Committee for the Ends above^"^ 
Mifs''^ Jonas Bond, Jona" Stone & Oliver Livermore. 

Thefe Votes was past at the Above said Meeting. 

Att' : Jonas Bond, Moderator. 

[120] To Jofeph Mason Esq'' Cler of the Proprietors of the 
Common and undivided Land in Watertown. You are hereby 
ordred to Set Notifications to Notify the Proprietors of y^ undi- 
vided Land in s'^ Town to meet at 3-^ Publick Meeting houfe in 
s*^ Town on the 17 Day of May Next at Two of y^ Clock after 
noon for y'^ Ends following Viz'. 

1. To choofe a Standing Committee to manage y^ Prudentials 
of y^ Prop". 

2. To know y^ Mind of y® Proprietors ^vhether they will 
Divid the Common and undivided Land in Watertown and Elfe 
where (belonging to y^ prop") amongst y« Prop''^ and in cafe y^ 
Props se caufe not to Divide, then 

3. To know the mind of y^ Prop''^ whether they will Let y^ s'^ 
Common & undivided Land or any Part thereof. 

4. To know y^ mind of y^ Prop'^^ whether they will make a 
grant of y<= Common and undivided Land in Waltham and Wefton 
belonging to the proprietors To Roland Cotton, Joseph Harring- 
ton & others (whofe Names are Subfcribed to A request to y* 
Committee, for their Share of y^ Common & undivided Lands in 
Watertown, Walthan & Weston belonging to the Proprietors. 

5. To know the mind of the Proprietors what they will grant 
to their prefent Standing Committee Clerk & Treafurer for their 
Trouble and Services. 

Watertown, Ap'' 21, 1742. Oliver Livermore, ") p ^s 

Nath> Norcrofs, \ ^^°P ^e. 

George Harrington, ) 

Which was Done Accordingly, and Setup y^ 30'^ of April, 1742. 



Proprietors' Book. 185 

At a Meeting of y^ Prop" of y^ Common and undivided Land 
in Watertown &c. Regularly Notifyed and Afsembled on y<^ ly'i^ 
day of May, 1742, for y^ Ends Set forth in the Notification. 

Voted and Chofe M"" Jonas Bond Moderator of s'^ Meeting. 

Voted to Choofe a Standing Committee to manage the Pruden- 
tials of y^ Proprietors. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon, Nath' Harris Esq'' and M"" 
Oliver Livermore to be a Comm*«=^ to manage the Prudenfialls of 
ye Prop'^s. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y^^Prop'^^ To Divide 
their Common and undivided Land in Watertown & Elfe where 
amond y^ Prop''^ &c. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

The Vote was put whether the Prop''^ are of y*^ mind to Act on 
the Third Article (in the Notification) . And y^ Vote paft in y« 
Negative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y^ Prop''^ to Act 
on the forth Article, And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

The Vote was Put whether the Prop" will Act upon the fifth 
Article, And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

[131] To Joseph Mason Esq"' Clerk of the Prop" of y^ Common 
& undivided Lands in Watertown &c. Whereas Sundry of y^ 
Prop" having Petitioned the Proprietors Committee for y^ Calling 
of a Prop" Meeting. 

You are hereby Ordred to Post up Notifications to Notify the 
s*^ Prop" to Meet on Tuefday y^ Twenty second day of February 
Currant, at one of y^ Clock after Noon at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in s'^ Town for y^ Ends following, viz. 

1 . To hear y^ Acc'^ of such Perfons y' y^ Prop" are Indebted 
to and for y^ prop" to pafs on s'^ Acc'^ and to manafest their minds 
how such Debts or Acc*^ as y« Prop" shall Alow of Shall be Satis- 
fied and paid. 

2. To know the mind of y« Prop" whether they will Refign 
up their Proprietee or Common Lands in Watertown and Elfe 
where in to the hands of s*^ Town of Watertown on the Conditions 
jollowing Viz'. That y^ s'^ Town do Sell and Dispofe of y^ same 
and out of y^ Proceeds thereof to Deliver into the hands of y^ 
Committee Lait Chofen by y« Prop" so much as to pay and Satiffy 
all the Acc'^ that y^ Prop" Alow of to be paid. And the Remain- 
der of s<^ Proceeds, to be devoted to be a Publick Stock for y^ Ufe 
of s*^ Watertown for ever. To be Let out upon Intereft and y^ 
Intereft there of to be Devoted to help Support the Gofpel Min- 
iftry and a Grammar School in s<^ Watertown for Ever. 

And in y<= Notifications, to Notify all Perfons who have any Juft 
claims upon s'^ Prop" to bring in y"" Ace'* to y*^ Comm'^^ on fryday 
ye iS'h of this Inftant Febv at three of y^ clock afternoon at y^ 
Houfe of David Coollidges of s<^ Watertown Inholder, in order to 
have them Laid before y^ Prop" at v^ meeting above^'^. 

Nath' Harris, ") 

Watertown, Feby S'*^ 1 742. [• Prop" Comm'^^. 

Oliver Livermore, ) 
Notifications were Posted up on y^ 9'^ of Febv, 1742. 
Accordingly P"" 

Joseph Mason, Cler. 



1 86 Water town Records. 

[133] At a Meeting of y^ Prop'^ of the Common & Undivided 
Lands in VVatertown and Elfe where belonging to them, Regu- 
larly Notified & Afsembled on the 22 Day of Febv, 1742, at y^ 
Publick Meeting Houfe in s'^ Watertown. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq'' Moderator, of s<^ Meeting. 

Mr. George Harrington's Ace' was Laid before the Prop'^^ and 
read. 

Voted & Alowed, to M"^ George Harrington y^ Sum of forty 
Shillings Old Tenner. 

Voted and Allowed y^ Clerk and Treaf"^ y^ sum of five pounds 
old Tenner. 

Then Voted and Adjourned this meeting & y^ Remaining 
buifnefs to Thurfday next y^ 20^^ of this Inftant Febv Two Clock 
Afternoon at this place. 

At a Meeting of y^ Prop"^^ of y^ Common and undivided Lands 
In Watertown &c. on y« 24'*^ of Feby 1742 by Adjournment. 

M"^ Oliver Livermore Laid an Ace' before y^ Prop'^s of money 
he had Rec<^ of Sundry Perfons to be Improved fo y^ ufe of y« 
Prop^s amou' to 42 : 2 : 7. 

Voted and Allowed to M"' Oliver Livermore The Sum of forty 
two pounds 2/^ to Satiffy y^ Ace* by him Laid before y« Prop'•^ 
old Tenner. 

Voted and Alowed M' Jonas Bond for 2 days attending Sur- 
veyor 10/ & for expence 4/. old Tenner. 

Voted and Alowed M'' Oliver Livermore 8/ for one day and 
expence, Old Tenner. 

Voted and Alowed M"' Eben^ Goddard for one Day w*^ y^ Sur- 
vey^ old Tenner. 5 / . 

Voted that y^ Money in y^ Treafurer and w* Elfe is due to y^ 
Prop''^ shall be as far as it will go to help pay y^ Acc*^ Alowed of 
by y^ Prop'^s and y^ Six pound formerly granted y^ Com'<=^ and 
35 / due to Nath' Norcrofs. 

Voted that y^ Common Lands aboves<^ shall be subject to pay 
the Remainder of y<= Acc*^ ^N'^^ y^ money in y« Treafury &c Dos 
not pay. 

Then the Second Article in y« Notification ws red, and after 
Confi deration thereof. The Vot was put 

Whether it is the minds of the Proprietors, to Refign up their 
Proprietee or Common Lands in Watertown & Elfe where into 
y^ hands of s*' Town of Watertown. on the Conditions following 
viz'. That ye s'^ Town do Sell & Difpofe of y^ same, and out of 
y* proceeds there of to Deliver into the hands of y^ Com'^^ Laft 
Chofen by y^ Prop''^ so much as to pay and Satiffy what shall 
remain to be paid of y« Acc'^ y' the Prop""^ alow*^ of to be paid. 
And that y^ Remainder of s<^ proceeds be Devoted to be a Publick 
Stock for ye Ufe of s^ Watertown for ever, to be let out upon 
Intereft, and the Intereft thereof to be Devoted to help support y® 
Gofpel Miniftry and y^ Grammer & Englifii School in said Water- 
town for ever. And the Vote past in the Affirmative. 
And no Objection made against it. 



Lands, Grants, and Possessions. 



Index to Inventories.* 



Page. 

Abbot, Robert 101 

Amler, Richard 63,144 

Andrews, Thomas 50, 134 

Anger, Edmond 50, 135 

Arnold, Thomas 62, 110, 140 

Barnard, Bernard, 

" John 24, 80, 118 

Bairstow, Michael 61, 143 

Barron, Elliz 31, 121 

Barsham, William 26,83,118 

Bartlett, Thomas 27, 84 

Batchilor, John 75 

Beech, Richard 39, 126 

Beers, Richard 54, 103, 138 

Bemis, Joseph 58, 140 

Benjamin, John 35, 123 

" Richard 47,133 

Bigelow, Biggelj, 

" John 58,139 

Biscoe.John 34, 81, 122 

" Nathaniel 46, 130 

Blois, Edmund 38, 92 

Bowman, Nathaniel 38,93 

Boyden, Thomas 33, 122 

Boyson, Thomas 30,86, 121 

Brabrook, John 33. 122 

Bridges, William 52 

Brigan, Thomas 50, 134 

Bright, Henry Jun 32, 88 

" Senior 32, l2l 

Browne, Abram 21, 76, 117 

" John 77 

" Richard 18, 72 

Browning, Malachy 50, 136 

Bulward, Benjamin 45, 130 

" George 39,126 

" Maudlin and Ann 126 

Busby, Nicholas 50, 99, 135 

Cakebred, Thomas 96 

Callow, Oliver 130 



Page. 

Carter, Thomas Elder 18 

Chadwick, Charles 56, 105, 139 

Chattack, Shattuck, 

" William 66,145 

Child, Ephraim 59, 107, 140 

Church, Garret 66, 113 

Clayse, John 51, 136 

Clarke, William 53, 137 

Clough, John 37, 124 

Coolidge, John 36, 92, 124 

Crispe, Benjamin 31, 88 

Cummins, Isaac 91 

Cutler, James 30, 87 

Cutting, John 109 

Cuttris, Henry 106, 139 

Daniel, Robert 49, 98, 134 

Dikes, Dix, 

" Edward 27,84 

Dogget, John 38, 93 

Dow, Henry 30,120 

Eaton, William 134 

Eddie, John 25, 81, 117 

Eire, Simon, Jun 46, 131 

Sen 23,78, 117 

" Thomas 46,131 

EUett, John 40, 95 

Feke, Robert 71 

Felch, Henry 140 

Filbrick, Philbrick, 

" Thomas 62,110 

Firmin, John 55, 104 

Fiske, David 36, 91,124 

*' John 145 

" Nathan 131 

Fleg, Thomas 38, 124 

Flemming, John 43, 128 

Foot, Nathaniel 106 

Foulger, John 53, 137 

Freeman , Samuel 59, 100, 141 



[* These three Inventories are designated as First, Second and Third from the order of 
their sequence in the Book of Records. As printed the original pages of the separate 
inventories are given enclosed in parentheses, while their pages in the Book of Records are 
continued in brackets. — Eds.] 



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Lands^ Grants^ and Possessions. 



Page. 

Gale, Richard 47, 131 

Garfield, Edward 63,111, 144 

" Samuel 64 114 

Godfree, William 30, 120 

Goffe, Edward 51 , 136 

Goldstone, Henry 33, 89, 121 

Gosse, John 51, 99 

Grant, Christopher. .. .65, 112, 141 

Greene, Henrj 18 

Grout, John 42, 127 

Gutterig, William 52, 102 

Guy, Nicholas 21, 75, 116 

Hamlett, William 66, 127 

Hammond, William 61. 108, 146 

Harrington, see Herrington. 

Hart, Isaac 37, 125 

Hastings, Thomas 19, 74, 115 

Hawkins, Timothy 34, 90 

Hayward, John 49, 98 

Herrington, Robert 67, 120 

Holden, Justinian 65, 146 

" Richard 65,141 

Hosier, Samuel 55, 105, 118 

How, Edward 70, 115 

" " Elder 17 

Ives, Miles 39, 125 

Jacob, Nicholas 99 

James, Edmond 101 

Jennison, Robert 54, 108 

" William 18, 71 

Keies, Robert 50 

Kemball, Henry, Jun 64, 146 

Sen 37, 92 

" Richard 87 

King, Thomas 31, 88 

Kingsberry, John 46, 97 

Knap, Nicholas 29, 86 

Knights, John 43, 128 

Knolls, John 70 

Knop, William, jun 64,145 

" Sen 54,104 

Lam, Edward 41, 94 

Lawrence, John 34, 90, 122 

Lewis, Edmond 29, 85 

Linton, Richard 30, 121 

Livermore, John 113 

Lockwood, Robert 25, 82, 118 

Loveran, John 58, 80 

Maihew, Thomas 19, 73 

Marrett, John 49, 134 

Mason, Edmond 74 

" Hugh 25.81,118 

Mixer, Isaac 47, 97 

Morse, Daniel 109 



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Mosse, Joseph 35, 91, 123 

Munnings, George 20, 108, 119 

Nicarson, John 113 

Nois, Peter 46, 119, 131 

Norcross, Jeremiah 20, 74, 1 16 

Nut, Miles 44, 97, 129 

Onge, Simon 65. 146 

Osely, David 56, 1 19 

Page, John 64, 112, 144 

" William 64,145 

Paine, William 22, 79, 117 

Parker, William 29, 120 

Parkhurst, George 61 

" Sen 142 

Pattrick, Daniel 79 

Peirce, see Perse. 

Pellam, Hebard 49, 134 

Pembleton , Brian 76 

Perry, William 34, 122 

Perse, Anthony 63, 111, 143 

" John 63, 143 

Person, Bartholomew 63, 144 

Philbrick, Fillbrick, 

" Thomas 62,110 

Phillips, George 69, 115 

Phillpot, Thomas 48, 132 

Pickrum, Esther 39, 94 

" George 40,126 

Potter, William 55, 108, 125 

Prescott, John 53, 137 

Rainer, Thurston 86 

Reinolds, John 97 

Rogers, John 29, 1 20 

" Thomas 89 

Saltenstall, Henry 49. 134 

" Sir Richard 69 

" Samuel 45,133 

Sanderson, Robert 45, 130 

Sawtle, Richard 53, 103 

Seely, Robert 83 

Shattuck, Chattuck, 

" William 66,145 

Shearman, Edmond 99 

" John 31, 89, 138 

Simson, John 109 

Smith, Daniel 67, 115 

" Francis 75 

" John, Sen 26, 82 

" Thomas 31, 87 

Springe, John 41, 95 

Stebbin, John 66, 145 

Sterne, Stearns, 

" Isaac 22,77,117 

Stickling, John 85 

Stone, Gregory 86 

" Simon 19,73,115 



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189 



Page. 

Stowers, John 60, 109, 142 

Tainter, Joseph 46, 132 

Taylor, George 56 

" Gregory 105, 139 

" Thomas 65,142 

Thele,Thrale, 

" Nicholas 42,128 

Thorpe, Henry 130 

Tomson, John 102 

Trane, John 44, 129 

Tuck, Robert 74 

Underwood, Martin ■ 41, 95 

Vezy, Robert 57, 106, 139 

Wait, Richard 38, 125 

Ward, Andrew 99 

Warrin, John 42, 100 



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Waters, Lawrence 43, 96 

Wellington, see Willington. 

Wheeler, Timothy 145 

White, Anthony 135 

" Edmond 47, 132 

" Emanuel 78 

" John 53, 137 

Whitney, John, Jun 55, 139 

" Sen 28,85,120 

Williams, William 45 

Willington, Roger 51, 101, 136 

Wincoll, John 127 

" Thomas 40,92,126 

Windes, Barnaby 63, 111 

Winter, John 57, U07 

Witherell, John 45, 130 

Woodward, George 50, 136 

" Richard 26,83,119 

Woolcocks. William 135 

Woolcott, Winifred. .....•• .52, 136 



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Page. 
Abbot, Robert 5, 101 

Ambler, Amier, 

" Richard, 20, 29, 58, 62, 63 

89, 91, 110, 120, 139, 144 

Andrews, Thomas, 44, 50, 98, 100 

129, 134 

Anger, Angier, 

Edward . 49, 50, 96. 134, 135 

Arnold, Thomas, 4, 9, 13, 17, 39. 40 

62, 63, 69, 70, 81, 100, 104 

110, 111, 113, 115, 125. 126 

140, 144 

Bachelor, Batcheler, 

John 4, 7, 9,20, 21, 75 

Bacon, John 153 

Bairstow, Michael, 13, 48, 54, 61, 68 

71, 94, 103, 109, 111, 132 

142, 143, 149 

Baker, John 11 

" Nathaniel 6 

" William 5, 8 

Barnard, Bernard, 

John, 3,7, 10,12,17, 18.20 
24, 25, 29, 32, 42, 46, 49, 55 
59, 67, 68, 70, 71. 72, 77, 80 
82, 86, 89, 99, 106, 107, 118 
125, 127, 132, 134, 138, 145 
149 

Mr 165 

Barron, Elliz, 30, 31, 86, 87, 120, 121 
Barsham, Bassum, 

" Nathaniel 150,154 

William, 4, 6, 10. 12, 18, 24 

26, 29, 57, 72, 74. 80, 82, 83 

84, 86, 98, 106, 116, 118 

Bartlett, Thomas, 5, 8, 10, 12, 27, 33 

34, 37, 57, 68, 72, 81, 84, 89 

93, 96. 106, 122, 145, 149 

Beach, Beech, 

Richard, 39, 42, 63. 83, 101 
126, 128, 143 

Beers, Beeres, Jabez 153, 154 

Richard, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 18 
20, 25, 36, 37, 49, 53, 54, 61 
68, 72, 93, 98, 103, 104, 113 
116, 118, 124, 130, 133, 137 
138, 142, 143, 149 



Page. 
Belcher, Andrew 153 

Bemis, Joseph, 12, 17, 38, 50, 58, 60 

67, 72, 73, 99, 104, 120, 124 

125, 131. 140 

Benjamin, Caleb 164. 165, 167 

John, 19, 35, 58, 59, 73, 80 
88, 107, 111, 123, 133 138 

" Jonathan, Jr 164,165 

Richard, 17, 27, 47, 59, 71 
108, 133, 141 

Betts, Robert 3, 6,10, 109 

Bigelow, Biggelow, Biggely, 

" John, 39, 58, 63, 104, 113 

125, 139, 144 

Biscoe, Brisco, John, 12, 22, 28, 30 

33, 34, 42, 43, 60, 61, 62, 63 

65, 77, 81, 82, 84, 86, 90, 91 

93, 100, 101, 108, 109, 110 

111, 112, 121, 122, 127, 128 

143, 146, 154, 16l> 

" Nathaniel 46,130 

Bloyse, Blois, 

Edward, 11, 13, 21, 25, 27 
38, 50,72, 77,80,81,92,136 

Bond, Elizabeth 154 

Jonas, 150, 151, 152, 153 
154, 155, 157, 158, 159, 170 
179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 185 
186 
Thomas..l53, 164, 165, 167 

William 154 

Bowman, Nathaniel, 4, 7, 8, 13, 37 

38,39,40,41, 42.43, 57,65 

87, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 107 

113, 126, 128. 146 

Bojden, Thomas, 33, 35, 48, 61, 65 

69, 77, 91,101,108,121,122 

123, 133, 146 

Bovlston, Bojson, 

Thomas, 14, 19, 20, 22, 30 

31, 35, 36, 45, 79, 8'6, 87, 92 

109, 115, 116, 118, 120, 123 

130, 134 

Brajbrook, Brabrook, 

John, 31, 33, 35, 48, 61, 88 

89, 108, 122, 123, 133 

Bridges, William, 4, 6, 8, 13, 17, 19 

51, 52, 71, 73, 11& 



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Brigan, Brigham, 

Thomas, 48, 49, 50, 69, 101 

133. 134, 135 

Bright, Henry, 5, 6, 19, 57, 61, 93 

103, 109, 140, 170 

" Junior, 9, 11, 12, 32 

33, 52, 65, 88, 102, 106, 145 

146 

" Senior, 27. 30, 31, 32 

45, 74, 84, 88, 120, 121, 130 

Nathaniel, 150, 151, 152 

153, 154, 157 

" " Senior 158 

Thomas 19 

Brigs, John 10 

Brooks, Thomas, 4, 7, 10, 80, 86, 121 
Browne, Abram, 4, 8, 11, 17, 18, 19 
21, 24, 28, 38, 47, 48, 51, 58 
59, 60, 70, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78 
91, 92, 101, 115, 117, 118 
125, 131, 132, 133, 136, 140 
141 

" Hannah 77 

John 3,9,21,77 

" Marj 77 

Richard, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 18 

19, 20, 21,26, 28, 29. 53,54 

56, 72, 82, 83, 86, 87, 103 

104, 105, 108, 118, 132, 137 

138, 143 

Browning, Malachy, 23, 50, 117, 136 

Bullard, Bulward, 

Anne 39,126 

'« Benjamin, 13, 45, 59, 111 
124, 130, 141 

" George 39, 40, 70, 126 

Maudlin 39, 126 

Busby, Nicholas, 9, 11, 12, 17, 23 
29, 32, 36, 38, 48, 50, 53, 58 
65, 70, 73, 78, 88, 89, 91, 93 
98, 99, 103, 106, 111, 115 
117, 118, 120, 133, 135, 140 
146 

Cakebred, Thomas 5, 7. 9, 96 

Callow, Oliver, 74, 120, 121, 125, 130 
Carter, Richard 18 

Thomas 11,13,18 

Chadwick, Charles, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12 

19, 20, 55, 56, 65, 71, 83,90 
105, 115, 116, 118, 139, 170 
Chattack, see Shattuck. 
Cheney, Ebenezer 165, 170 

John 151,154 

Chester, Leonard 5 

William 23 

Child, Ephraim, 4, 6, 10, 13, 17, 24 

32, 33, 42, 53, 58, 59, 79, 80 

89, 90, 92, 96, 102, 105, 107 

115, 117, 118, 123, 125, 127 
129, 131, 138, 140, 142 



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Child, Joseph 153 

Church, Caleb 154 

Garrett, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 22 

28, 49, 52, 65, 96, 98, 103 

112, 113, 136 

Clark, Doctor 176, 177 

William, 9, 12, 53, 64, 72 

103, 137, 146 

Clough, John, 13, 22, 29, 34, 35, 36 

37, 45, 66, 79, 85, 92, 122 

123, 124, 130, 145 

Cloyse, John 23, 51, 117, 136 

Cooke, Joseph 48, 69, 133 

Coolidge, David 185 

John, 3. 6,8, 11, 13, 20, 21 
22, 35, 36, 37, 38, 64, 77, 79 
82, 92,98,116,121, 123, 124 
125, 135, 153. 162, 166, 167 
168, 169 

" Jonathan -,...153 

Joseph, 153, 154, 162, 166 
167, 169 

Martha 170 

" Obadiah 153 

Richard, 151, 154, 157, 158 

1.59. 162, 166, 167, 169, 170 

" Thomas, 153. 154, 157, 158 

159, 165, 167, 168, 171, 172 

174, 175 

Cotton, Roland 184 

Crackbone, Joseph 182, 183 

Crispe, Benjamin, 4, 6, 9, 12, 27, 30 

31, 32. 81, 84, 87, 88, 99 

120, 121 

Cummins, Isaac 5, 91 

Cutler, James, 3, 7, 10, 12, 22, 30 

31, 86, 87, 88, 90, 103, 121 

122, 137 

Cutting, John 3, 7, 9, 109 

Cuttris, Curtis, 

Henry, 4, 7, 8, 13, 20, 26 

55, 57,73,80,82, 96,98,104 

106, 116, 118, 137, 139 

Daniel, Robert, 4, 7, 9, 23, 24, 25, 26 

32, 46, 49, 55, 57, 61, 70, 77 
82, 89, 98, 106, 110, 125, 132 

134 138 
Danforth, Samuel, 181, 182, 183^, 184 

Day, John 23, 37, 83, 117, 125 

Dengaine, Henry 3, 7, 9 

Dix, Dikes, 

Edward, 4, 7, 9, 12, 19, 27 

28, 32, 43, 44, 57, 61, 74, 76 

84, 90, 97, 120, 121, 122, 132 

143, 154 

" Joseph 154 

Doggett, John, 5, 8, 9, 11, 23, 38, 50 

89, 93, 99, 111, 117, 135 

Dow, Henry, 11, 13, 19, 30, 57, 74 

88, 98, 106, 120, 145 



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Dudley, Thomas, 17, 18, 24, 70, 71 , 80 
Dwight, John 3, 8 

Eaton, John 4, 6, 8, 11, 13. 17 

Jonas 89. 92, 99, 113 

William, 48,49,98, 120, 133 

134, 140 
Eddv, Eddie, Benj 153 

"' John, 5, 6, 9, 13, 17, 2o, 26 

38, 41, 70, 78, 80, 83, 88, 92 

95, 100, 117 

" Samuel 153 

Eire, Simon, 5, 6, 8, 11, 17, 21, 37 
47, 49, 50, 52, 60, 61, 68, 69 
91, 102, 106, 112. 117, 125 

135, 150 
" " Junior, 46, 82, 83, 92 

106, 131 

" " Senior, 10, 23, 78, 99 

107, 117. 132, 135 

Thomas 46,107,131 

Ellett, John, 5, 6, 8, 13, 40, 43, 86 
95, 96, 115, 127 

Feazy, see Veazy. 
Feke, Feake, Robert, 4, 7, 8, 11, 17 
19, 64, 71 

Felch, Henry 53, 136, 140 

Filbrick, see Philbrick. 

Finch, John 7,9,13,107 

Fermin, Firman, Furman 14 

John, 4, 7,8, 11, 19, 55, 56 

57, 59, 60, 73, 104, 106, 115 

116, 119, 139, 141 

Fishindine, Nicolas 154 

Fiske, David, 11, 12, 36, 91, 92, 95 
112, 124, 130 

" John 145 

Nathan, 18, 67, 72, 79, 115 

120, 131, 151, 152, 153, 154 

158, 159, 162, 175 

Fleg, Thomas, 17, 38, 58, 67, 73, 89 

115, 120, 124, 140 

Flemming, John, 27, 34, 35, 43, 84 

90, 93, 112. 123, 128 

Foot, Nathaniel 106 

Foxcroft, Francis, 181, 182, 183, 184 

Folger, Foulger, John, 53, 56, 65, 

71, 105, 135, 137, 139. 142 

Freeman, Samuel, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20 

29, 46, 47, 50, 55, 59. 67, 74 

78, 79, 82. 85, 88, 100, 102 

104, 105, 106, 108, 111, 115 

130, 131, 132. 133, 140, 141 

145 

Gale, Richard, 47, 58, 59, 60, 71, 102 
104, 131, 140, 141, 145 

Garfield, Benjamin 154 

Edward, 4, 8, 10, 20, 21, 39 
56, 62, 63, 64, 71, 75, 81, 86 



Page. 
Garfield, Edward {Continued^) 

110, Hi. 113, 116, 125, 129 

135, 139. 140, 143, 144 

Samuel.... 62, 64, 110, 144 

Gay, John 4, 6, 9 

George, John 118 

Goddard, Ebenezer 181, 186 

" Josiah 154,155 

" Robert 153 

Godding, Godden, Henry 155 

William, 155, 156, 157, 158 

159, 161, 163, 164, 166 

Godfree, William, 30, 31, 32, 45, 87 

88, 120, 121, 130, 131 

Goff"e, Edward, 4, 36. 47, 51, 101, 

132, 136 

Goldstone, 

Henry, 3, 6. 9, 12, 25. 27, 32 
33, 35,38,59,84,89, 94,102 
105, 107, 119, 121, 123, 140 

Gookin, Daniel 160 

Gosse, John, 5, 7, 9, 13, 22, 23, 51 

52, 64, 65, 77, 99, 117, 137 

142, 146 

Grant, Christopher, 5, 8, 10, 12, 28 

65, 66, 79, 99, 107, 112, 113 

119, 124, 141, 145, 146, 180 

" Joshua 182 

Graves, Thomas 182, 183, 184 

Green, Henry 14, 18 

John 153 

Greenleaf, Mr 168, 169 

William, of Boston 164 

Grigs, John 3. 6, 45 

Grout, John, 42, 44, 72, 75, 80, 90 
21, 24, 127, 129 
Gutterige, Goodrich, 

" John 5, 8 

William. 8, 12, 19, 32, 47 

51, 52, 78, 89, 101, 102, 104 

132, 136, 141 

Guy, Nicholas, 13, 21, 42, 64, 75, 76 

96, 109, 116, 129, 138, 143 



Hamlett, William, 48, 66, 87, 

Hammond, John 

Wifliam, 5, 8, 12, 22, 23 
33, 34, 35, 38, 42, 61, 62 
77. 78, 88, 89, 90, 100, 
108, 109, 112, 122 123, 
142, 
Harrington, Herrington, 

Geo., 170, 176, 177, 178, 
184, 

" Joseph 170, 178, 

Robert, 38, 67, 71, 104, 

124, 

Harris, Nathaniel, 168, 169, 170, 



127 
133 
154 
,32 
, 69 
101 
135 
146 

182 
186 
184 
120 
131 
176 
185 



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Hart, Isaac, 23, 37, 67, 69, 71, 83 

117, 125, 145 

Hastings, Daniel 162, 163, 165 

" Ebenezer 154 

John 171,183 

" Joseph 154 

" Samuel 154, 155 

Thomas, 3, 6, 10, 11, 13.19 

22, 25, 27, 30, 32, 45, 54. 67 

73, 79, 84,86, 115, 118. 121 

130, 131, 145, 153 

Hawkins, Mr 178 

Timothy, 7,9, 12,31.33,34 

39, 61, 84, 87, 88. 90, 108 

113, 122, 126 

Hayward, John, 3, 7, 9. 49, 52, 54 

61, 66, 73, 98, 103. 113, 136 

138, 140, 141, 142, 146 

Hichcock, Matthew 4 

Holden, Justinian, 13, 61, 65. 66. 99 

141, 145, 146 

Richard, 19, 51, 53. 64, 65 

76. 99, 100. 102, 119. 137 

141, 142, 145, 146 

Hooper, Henry 153 

" Dr. Henry 155 

Hosier, Samuel, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 19 

26, 35, 53, 55, 56, 65, 71, 72 

82, 91, 104. 105, 115, 118 

137. 141 

How, Howe, Edward, 5. 7, 8, 11, 19 

20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 

29,38,40, 41, 46,47, 50,53 

55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 64, 65 

69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 78, 80 

81,83, 85, 95, 98, 99, 102 

108, 110, 111, 115, 116, 117 

124, 125, 126, 128, 131, 132 

133, 135, 136, 137, 139, 140 

141, 146, 178 

" " Elder 17 

Ives, Miles, 9, 12, 39, 58, 62, 63, 89 
94, 101, 110, 111, 125, 139 

Jacobs, Nicholas 99 

James, Edmund, 5, 7, 9, 11, 18, 22 

26,31,33,35,101,123 

/Jennison, Robert, 3, 10, 13, 24, 32 

"^ - 46, 54, 72, 77, 80, 89, 108 

TO.) 138 

Samuel.. 153, 154, 164,' 165 
William, 5, 6, 8, 13, 18, 24 
28,32,44,47,48, 61, 64,67 
68, 71, 72, 76, 80, S3, 85, 97 
101, 109, 119, 120, 129, 132 
138, 142, 145, 149 
Jones, John 134 

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Kemball, Henry, 4, 7, 10, 28, 33, 54 

57, 61, 84, 93, 97, 103, 104 

107, 108, 141 

" Jr.... 64, 65, 145, 146 

" Senior, 13, 37, 38, 44 

92, 127 

John 153 

Richard ....5, 7, 10, 22,87 

Keyes, Keies, Robert, 21, 44, 45, 48 

50, 69, 129, 133, 134 

King, Thomas.... 30, 31, 55,87,88 

Kingsbury, John, 3, 7, 9, 45, 46, 77 

97, 103, 137 

Knap, Nicholas, 4, 6, 9, 12, 25, 26 

29, 54, 82, 86, 95, 98, 104 

118,139, 144 

W 9 

Knights, John, 9, 10, 13, 26, 35, 38 

39, 40, 41, 43, 69, 83, 85, 91 

93,94,119,126,128,135,140 

Knop, William, 3, 10, 18, 54, 72, 108 

" Junior, 64, 91, 145, 146 

" Senior, 12, 28, 54, 76 

93, 100, 104, 106, 119, 137 

138 

Knowles, Knolls, John, 13, 39, 62 

70, 110, 126 

Lamb, Lam, Edward, 4, 7, 9, 13, 41 

43, 94, 96, 101, 128 

Lawrence, George, 159,161, 165, 166 

John, 5, 7,8, 12, 23, 2S, 34 

37,61,76,84,90,93, 96,108 

119, 122, 131, 137 

Mr 158 

Learned, Mary, 172, 174, 175, 176 

179 

" Mr 165 

Mrs 168,169,170 

Thomas, 153, 154, 161, 163 

164 

Lewis, Edmund, 3, 7, 9, 11, 19, 20 

29, 37, 55, 59, 64, 82, 85 

116, 125, 128, 139, 141 

Linton, Richard, 30, 31, 45, 86, 87 

120, 121, 130 

Livermore, Cornet Samuel, 152, 153 

154 

John 5,113 

Oliver, 176, 177, 178, 179 

182, 183, 184, 185, 186 

Lockwood, Robert, 4, 6, 9, 12, 22 

24, 25, 28, 29, 32, 49, 54, 76 

80, 82, 86, 89, 91, 99, 100 

104, 117, 118, 119, 134 

138 

Loveran, John, 5, 6, 10, 13, 19,24 

35, 36, 38, 58, 59, 72, 73, 75 

80, 92, 107, 119, 123 

Marrett, John 49, 50, 134 



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Mason, Edward 74 

Hugh, 3, 8, 11, 13, 19, 20 

25, 29, 33, 54, 61,65,81, 84 

103, 110, 111, 116, 118, 120 

142, 146, 160 

Joseph, 153, 158, 162, 165, 166 

167, 168, 169, 170, 172, 174 

175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180 

181, 182, 183, 185, 186 

Thomas 4 

Mayhew, Maihew, 

Thomas, 4, 7, 10, 19, 20, 36 
70, 73, 104, 123 

Mead, Hopestill 158, 159. 161 

Mills, Henry .153 

Mixer, Isaac, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 26 

28, 39, 41, 47, 50, 71, 73, 85 
92,94, 95, 97, 99, 101, 119 

120, 129, 135 

Morse, Mosse, Daniel 5, 109 

«' Joseph, 5, 6, 8, 13, 22, 35 
37, 44, 45, 66, 79, 82, 91, 92 
123, 124, 128, 129, 130, 145 
Munnings, George, 4, 6, 10, 13, 18 
24, 27, 28, 44, 54, 61, 71, 72 
80, 84. 98, 104, 108, 109, 119 
129, 135, 142 

Nickerson, Nicarson, 

John 9,11,113 

Nichols, John 8 

Norcross, Jeremiah, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26 

56, 57, 73, 74, 75, 80, 82, 83 

84, 104, 106, 115, 116, 118 

139 

" Nathaniel, 149, 152, 153 

162, 166, 167, 169, 173, 174 

175, 176, 177, 178, 184, 186 

Noyes, Nois, Peter, 46, 90, 119, 127 

131 

Nutt, Miles, 5. 7, 9, 13, 18, 27, 32, 37 

44, 47, 71, 77, 84, 93, 97 

101, 110, 129, 138 

Onge, Francis 5, 6, 11 

Simon, 17, 25, 29, 49, 65, 98 
110, 118, 120, 146 

Oseley, David 56, 119 

Page, John, 5, 7. 10, 20, 22, 23, 25 

29, 35, 36, 61, 63, 64, 71, 72 
77, 79, 82, 85, 86, 112, 117 

135, 143, 144 

William, 29, 64, 76, 91, 109 

116. 145 

Paine, William, 3, 8, 10, 19, 20, 22 

30, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 45, 48 
49, 50, 51, 53, 69, 77, 79, 86 
90, 92. 93, 94, 96. 08, 99, 111 
115, 116, 117, 121, 123, 124 
125. 130, 131, 133, 136, 137 

Palmer, William 5, 7 



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Parish, Thomas 5 

Parker, Stephen 153 

" William, 29, 36, 58, 63, 83 

104, 120, 143, 144 

Parkhurst, George, 12, 25, 39. 54, 

61, 65, 71, 76, 78, 87, 88, 89 

91, 99, 100, 108, 118, 126 

138, 139, 141, 143, 146 

" " Junior 120 

" " Senior 119,142 

Pattrick, Daniel, 6, 10, 11, 18, 24 

28, 79 
Peirce, Perse, Parce, 

Anthony, 12, 60, 63, 109 
111, 143 

Daniel 3,7,9,11,103 

" Jacob 170 

John, 12, 29, 32, 39, 42, 58 

63, 82, 83, 87, 91, 101, 111 

120, 126, 128, 140, 143, 144 

Pelham, Herbard. . .49, 50, 134, 135 

Pembleton, Brian ...3, 7, 10, 21, 76 

Perry, Old Mr 168, 169 

William, 34, 37, 66, 122, 145 
Person, Pearson, 

Bartholomew, 47, 63, 82, 85 
139, 143, 144, 
Philbrick, Filbrick, 

Thomas, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 32 

33, 60, 97, 98, 109, 110, 112 

Phillips, George, 4, 10, 11, 17, 48 

49, 50, 55, 62, 69, 70, 90, 110 

115, 133, 134, 135, 139 

Philpott, Thomas, 18, 31, 48, 61, 71 

109, 132, 138, 143, 155 

Pickram, Pickering, 

Esther, 5, 8, 10, 13, 39, 40 

94, 113, 126, 127, 143 

George, 39, 40, 42, 94, 126 

128 

Potter, William, 11, 12, 24, 46, 49 

55, 80, 99, 108, 125, 132, 134 

Porter, Roger 59 

Prescott, John, 9, 13, 18, 21, 53, 54 
55, 56. 72, 77, 87, 97, 98 
104, 105, 108, 122, 137, 138 

Rainer, Thurston 86 

Rainsborrow 56 

" John 139 

Reynolds, Reinolds, John 97 

Richardson, George . ..3, 12, 18, 28 

" John 6 

Rix, William 30 

Robbins, John 161 

Rogers, John, 25, 29, 65, 118. 120, 146 

Thomas, 4, 8, 10, 49. 54, 59 

89, 93, 99, 102, 107, 108, 123 

125, 134 

Rose, John 3, 7 

Rucks, Thomas 22 



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Salstonstall, Henry, 49, 117, 122 

184 

Mr 172 

" Nathaniel 173 

Sir Richard.... 5, 6, 10,69 
Samuel, 13, 18, 21, 23, 32 
33, 35, 37, 44, 48, 50, 61, 69 
70,85,123,125,128,133,135 

Sanders, Robert 30 

Sanderson, Robert, 45, 86, 120, 121 

130 

Sanger, George 153 

Sawin, John 153, 173, 174, 175 

Munnings,68,149, 150, 151 
156, 157 

Sawtell, Sawtle, Enos 152 

Richard, 5, 6, 10, 14. 48,52 

53, 75, 88, 102, 103, 119, 133 

137 

Seeley, Robert 23, 83 

Segar, Jacob 20, 75, 116. 135 

William 65,146 

Shattuck, Chattuck, 

William, 66, 122, 145, 155 

156, 163, 165 

«' Junior, 160. 161, 162 

164, 165, 171, 172, 173 

Shaw, Abraham 4, 8, 21 

Shearman, Edmund 3, 6, 9, 99 

John, 13, 17, 18, 31, 35, 44 
45, 48, 68, 71, 89, 97, 101 
109, 129, 132, 138, 140, 148 

*' Joseph 153,154 

Simson, John, 3, 6, 10, 13, 18, 21 

28, 42, 50, 61, 109 

Smith, Daniel, 24, 37, 67, 130, 145 

153 

Francis, 6, 10, 14, 20, 26, 50 

75, 80, 83, 84, 103 

" John, 4, 12, 18, 20, 56, 57 

63, 64,72,73,75, 79,83,106 

111, 112, 116, 118, 119, 139 

144 

" " Junior 8, 10, 11 

" " Senior.6,8, 11, 26, 82 

Thomas, 4, 7, 10, 12. 30, 31 
71,87,88, 120,121, 123,146 

Spring, Henry 153 

John, 4, 8, 13, 26, 41, 43.47 

78, 83, 91, 95, 97, 124, 128 

141 

Stearns, Sterns 140 

" Isaac, 5. 7, 8, 12, 22, 25, 28 

29, 32, 33, 34. 35. 38. 42, 51 

61,62, 77. 82, 85. 86,88.93 

97, 99, 100, 101, 108. 109 

117, 123, 142, 146, 178 

" Samuel 178 

Stebbin, John.. 65, 66, 112, 141, 145 

Stickling John 85 

Stone, David 150, 154 



Page. 

Stone, Ebenezer 150, 152 

Gregory 3,7,10,86 

" Jonathan, 150, 152, 155,161 
162, 166, 167, 171, 180, 183 
184 
Simon, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 19 
21, 47, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59 
64, 71, 73, 76, 98, 100, 102 

105, 115, 118, 132, 136, 137 

146 

Stowell, John 173, 1 75 

Mr 158, 159 

Samuel, 158, 161, 162, 165 

168, 169, 172. 179 

Stowers, John, 3,7, 9, 10, 11, 20, 21 

23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 38, 46, 52 

60,62,72,85, 93, 94, 99,102 

109, 110, 111, 121, 123, 130 

131, 133, 142, 143 

Straight, Thomas 58 

Stratton, John 153,154 

" Samuel 182,183 

Swaine, John 19 

" Samuel 4 

Swift, William 4, 7,85 

Tabor, Philip 5 

Tainter, Tanvtor, John 92 

Joseph, 18. 24, 46,47,49,54 
55,59,60.79, 80,89,99,105 

106, 108, 115, 125, 132,134 

138, 141, 153 

" Simon 153, 154 

Taylor, Gregory, 4, 6, 10. 11, 12,24 

53, 56, 63, 64, 71, 79, 105 

111, 112, 137, 139, 144 

Thomas, 51, 53, 56, 65, 100 

105, 137, 139. 142 

Thatcher, Ebenezer. ..179, 182, 183 

Samuel, 151, 152, 153, 157 

168, 169 

Thele, Theale, Nicholas, 38, 39, 42 

47, 62, 82, 87, 93, 94, 126 

127, 128 

Thorpe, Henry 36, 130 

Tomson, John, 5, 6, 9, 11, 22, 81 

90, 102 
Traine, Trane, 

John, 9, 21, 24, 32, 42, 44 

50, 67, 69, 71, 76, 80, 101 

117, 119, 127, 129, 134, 138 

144, 145 

" Thomas 154 

Tuck, Robert 4,7,9, 20, 74 

Tucker, John 3,7 

Underwood, Martin. 4. 8, 12, 25, 26 

28, 29, 41, 79, 81, 83. 85, 93 

95, 120, 125 



Vahan, John. 



.3,18 



Index to Persons. 



[97 



Page. 
Veazj, Feazj, 

Robert, 3. 6, 10, 12, 17, 25 

27, 30, 33. 57, 82, 84, 106 

109, 120, 131, 139,145 

Wait, Richard, 9, 13, 38, 47, 55, 58 
78, 85,96, 125,139, 140 

Ward, Andrew 99 

Warner, John 8 

Warren, John, 5, 7, 8, 12, 22, 32, 34 

42, 50, 51, 77, 90, 99, 100 

101, 104, 108, 109, 123, 135 

136, 142, 146 

" Samuel 153 

Waters, Lawrence, 4, 8, 10, 13, 29 
. 40, 41,43, 84, 85,94,95 

96, 113 
Wellington, Willington, 

" Ebenezer 153 

" Oliver 153 

" Palgrave 150,151 

" Roger, 5, 8, 10, 13,17, 19 

21, 47, 51, 52, 70, 71, 73, 76 

94, 101, 102, 113, 115, 126 

132, 136 

Wheeler, Timothy 47, 132, 145 

White, Anthony .... 53, 71, 135, 137 
Edmond, 10, 38, 47, 52, 53 
66, 102, 103 117, 125, 127 
128, 131, 132, 136, 137, 144 
" Emanuel, 4, 8, 9, 51, 63, 74 
78,83,87,93, 95, 101 
John..23, 53, 111, 117, 137 



Page. 
Whitney, John, 5, 6, 10, 17, 18, 21 

22, 32, 38, 41, 47, 48, 64, 69 
71, 77, 83, 93, 95, 97, 115 

133 

' Junior... 55, 125, 139 

" Senior, 28, 85, 120 

138 

Willington, see Wellington. 

Williams, William . ..19, 30, 32, 37 

Windes, Barnaby, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13 

23, 63, 64, 72, 111, 130, 144 
WinkoU, Wincoll, 

John, 5, 7, 10, 25, 26, 43,44 

76, 78,81,83, 91,92, 94,95 

110, 112, 119, 123, 127, 128 

129, 131, 140 

Thomas, 14, 17, 39, 40, 63 

126, 133 

Winter, John, 5. 7, 9, 12, 23, 37, 57 

107, 112, 117, 127, 129 

Witherell, John 35, 45, 123 

Wolcott, Woolcott, 

Winifred, 10, 11,13,50, 52 

66. 72, 84, 99, 101, 113, 133 

135, 136, 140, 141, 145 

Woodward, Georere, 38, 50, 92, 108 

133, 136 

" John 154 

" Richard, 5, 6,9,13, 17, 21 

25,26,40,41,43,44,47,50 

81, 83, 85, 91, 95, 105, 111 

119, 126, 128, 129, 136 

Woolcocks, William 135 



Lands, Grants, Possessions, 
and Proprietors' Book. 

* Index to Subjects. 



Page. 

Addition Line, 20, 26, 60, 64. 82, 112 

116, 141, 144 

Allottments to persons for Cattle, 

149 

Bank Lane, see Lane. 

Beaver brook, see Brook. 

Beaver brook JNIeadow, see Meadow, 

" " Plain, see Plain. 

Bounds of land let to Stowell. . .159 
Bowman's Lane, see Lane. 

Burying place 170 

Busbies Lane, see Lane. 

Brook that comes down between two 

hills 89, 138 

" Beaver, Bever, 39. 46, 52, 54 

60, 61. 64, 72, 85, 88, 93, 100 

102, 103, 112, 113, 131, 137, 

143, 158, 163 

" Stony 70,71,89,138 

Cambridge, 3, 23, 30, 33, 36, 37, 45 

48, 49, 50, 59, 66, 67, 69, 70 

79, 83, 86, 87, 90, 91, 101, 117 

121, 124, 125, 127, 130, 134 

141, 145, 149 

Cattle, Allottments for 149 

Committee to take care of Common 

Land 163 

Committee to defend rights .... 154 
" to sell land and pay Clerk, 

156 

" to settle bounds 158 

" to take list of Proprietors, 

151 

Common 22, 30, 31, 34, 45, 66 

" land near bever brook ...165 

" Kings 155 

" Meeting house, see Meeting 

house land 70, 72 

" Pequusset 30 

Concord ....22, 46, 67, 93, 130, 145 

Creek 21, 76, 116 

" Mill 17, 70 

Dedham Line 148 

Delinquent land owners notified, 
161 

* Those occurring upon almost every page 



Page. 
Divident Line 165 

Dorchester Field, 24, 57, 59, 72, 74 

80, 98, 106, 107 

Driftway 29, 69, 99, 102, 103 

East Precinct 159, 160, 161 

Farm Land 17,29,69, 71,108 

" S. SaltonstalTs 32 

Fences to be removed 155 

Fencing Stuff ., 165 

Fish Wears 163, 164, 179 

Grammar and English School.. 186 

Great Lots 3. 23 

High Ways, width, &c., 181, 182 
183, 184 

Innholder 161 

Islands, 32, 138, 161, 163, 164, 1Q7 
173, 179 

Lane, Bank, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 32 
33, 47, 51, 52, 59, 66, 71, 73 
76, 79, 81, 82. 86. 98, 100, 107 

110, 112, 115, 116, 121, 132 

133, 136, 138 

" Bowmans 31, 32 

" Busby's 51,53,136,137 

" Crooked 32, 138 

" Pond 22, 51, 77 

Marsh, Pine, 25, 29, 32, 82, 86, 89 

138 

Mill, Wind 182, 183 

Meadow, Beaver brook, 23, 27, 28 

37, 38, 45, 62, 87 

" Patch, 20, 23, 26, 31, 33, 35 

39, 40, 44, 57, 74, 79. 90, 91 

94, 95, 97, 98, 106, 107, 109 

111, 116, 119, 126, 129, 139 

158, 165 

*' Long ^3 

" Plaine, 8, 22. 23,35, 46, 48,49 

58, 61, 64, 69, 71, 77, 79, 98 

105, 123, 133, 140, 143, 144, 149 

" Pequusset, 22, 23, 32 to 35 

38, 69, 77, 99 

are not included in this index. 



Index to Subjects. 



199 



Page. 

Meadow, Pond, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 47 

79, 82, 84, 85, 97, 117, 144 

" Rock, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 45, 82 

85, 86, 92, 111 

" Round 23 

" Wards 81,100 

" West, 24, 25, 32, 33, 58, 59. 80 
89, 90, 102, 107 

" West Pine 8, 149 

Meeting House Land, 21. 64, 65, 75 
76, 109, 116, 141,143, 145,146 

Meetinghouse, New 159, 160 

" old, 150, 151, 152, 156 
157 

Mill 17, 70 

" Wind 182 

Mill Street 18, 28 

Ministerial house, additions to, 168 

169, 170 

" Place, 159, 160, 163, 165, 166 

167, 168 

Ministry and Schools 185, 186 

Mount Feake 18 

Nonesuch 140 

Philpots Land, 155 to 159, 162 to 164 

Plain, Bever 21 

" Bevebrook 6,149 

" Great 64,144 

" Little 81 

Pequusset Common, see Com- 
mon. 
Pond, 19, 21, 22, 32, 36, 37. 45, 48 
to 52, 54, 59, 67, 71, 73, 86, 89 
93, 98, 99. 103, 113, 117, 130 
133, 135, 136, 141, 145 

" Little 52, 136 

" Shallow 32 

Proprietors, list of 153 

" to resign lands for support c\i 
Ministry and Schools, 185, 186 

Rent received 157, 158, 165 



Page. 
Referees, to consider High Ways, 

181, 182, 183, 184 
River, 6, 17 to 21, 23 to 26, 33, 35 
48, 65, 56, 58, 59, 63, 66, 69 
to 85, 87 to 91, 94. 96 to 107 
109 to 113, 115, 116, 118, 119 
121 to 123, 128, 129, 131, 132 
133. 135, 137, 139, 140 to 144 
149 

School House and Schools, 174, 175 
185, 186 
Stock Public, Income from to 
be used for Ministry and 

Schools 185, 186 

Street, Cambridge 49, 50 

" Hill 19,25,30,33,45,57 

" Mill 18, 28 

" Stone 27, 30 to 34, 88 

" Water 32 

Squadron line 165 

Strawberry Hill, 31, 34, 48, 109, 122 
132, 138 

Sudbury 17, 25, 28 

" Line 108 

Swamp, Common 51 

Town House 45, 130 

' ' Land 135 

" Plott, 11, 42, 72, 73, 78, 82, 83 
Town Ways, Committee to consider 

width 181, 182, 183, 184 

Townsmen , number of 149 

Timber, duty to be laid on, 162, 172 

" Waste to be prevented ... .162 
Treasurers appointed 173 

Voters, dispute about. .170, 172, 178 

Waltham, land in 184 

Wear, Fish 149, 163, 164, 179 

Way to Swamp 117 

Way between lots 17, 70 

Weston land 184 

Wind Mill 182,183 

Wood lot for Ministerial Place . .160 



RECORDS 



OF 



BIRTHS DEATHS 



MARRIAGES 



FIRST BOOK 



SUPPLEMENT 



[1] The Records of the 

Births Deathes and 
Marriages in 
Watertown 



Keptt according to 

the order of Court 

Made in the yeare 

1648(1) 

What was taken 
before was by m"^ Eirs 
and vncertaine in the 

tranfmitting ; — yet 

in this Booke tranfcr- 

bed according to the 

order of the 

Court 

so many as came to hand 

1648 



the yeare by M"^ Eires as I sppofed began 

the firft of March : but from 

1648 the 25 of march 

By John 

Sherman 

26 (10) 1648 



the yeare is sett vpon the 

head of eury page and the 

month and day to eury 

entry 

J s 

The accountt of the yeare 

is from the Twenty- 

fiue of March : in all 

the Entryes that weare 

brought to me 

John Sherman (^) 

(1— Such court orders were made on 9(7) 1639. 14(4)1642 and 7(1)1643-4. So 1648 is an 
error. 2 Chosen Clarke of ye Writts 18(8)1645.— Eds.) 



i^rry< 



>< ovcLer of CoULtA- 

■<tX 4i Mir pi&f^ 
















oA;^ t of S-^yvd ^ .^^ 






Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

First Book. 



[3] 1630. John Pickaram the hufband of Efter Pickaram 
buried the 10'*^ day of the tenth month : ageed Fifty yeares 

Jone Pickaram the Daughter of Efter Pickaram buried the 13 of 
the tenth month ageed 20 yeares 

1631. Jonathan knap the sonn of Nickholas and EHnor knap 
buried the 27 of the tenth ageed 7 weekes 

Jofeph Goffthe sonn of John and Sary GolT buried the 10 (3) 

[3] 1632. Lidia Browne daughter of Abraham and Lidia 

Browne borne the 22 of the firft 
Zorabable Phillips the sonn of George and Elizabath Phillips 

borne the 5 day of the 2^ month 
Timothy knap the sonn of Nickolas and Elinor knap borne the 14 

day of the tenth month 
Samuell Taylor the sonn of gregory and Alee Taylor buryed the 

6 day of the 2^ month : ageed 3 dayes 

[Ifaac y^ son of Ifaac & Mary Sterne borne 6 (11) Additional 
name found upon Middlefex Co. Clerk of Court Records at Eaft 
Cambridge, probably handed in by Simon Eire, Clerk of Writs 
for Watertown under the act of the General Court for June 14, 
1642. — Eds.] 
1633. Mary peirce the daughter of Anthony and anne peirce 

borne the 28 (10) 
Jonathan phillips sonn of george and Elizabath phillips borne 

the 16 (9) 
Elizabath Ellett daughter of John and Mergrett Ellett : 2 (12) 
Hannah Lam the daughter of Edward and Mergrett Lam borne 

the 27 day of the tenth 
Samuell page the sonn of John and phebe page borne the 20 

of the 6 
Sary keies the daughter of Robert and Sary keies borne the 26 

of the third month 
[4] 1634. pilgrim Edy the daughter of John and Amy Edy 

Borne the 25 day of the (6) 
Jonathan Lockwood sonn of Robert and Sulan Lockwood borne 

the 16 day of the : 7 : month 
Jofhuah knap the sonn of Nickholas and Elinor knap Borne the 

5 day of the : 1 1 : month 
Hannah Browne the daughter of John and Dority Browne Borne 

the 9 day of the 7 m 
Abigail grant the daughter of Chriftopher and Mary grant Borne 

the 6 d : 1 2 : m 
Sary Simfon the daughter of John and Sufan Simfon born the 

28 — d — 3 — m 



4 IVatertotun Recoj'ds. 

Danill page sonn of John and phebe page buried the lo : d : 6 : m 

1635. John Laurance sonn of John and EUzabeth Laurance 

borne the : 14 d : i m 
Sary Steernes the Daughter of Isaac and mary Steernes borne 

y^ 32 d 7 
James Cuttler sonn of James and Anna Cuttler Borne y^ 6<^ : 9"» 
Hanna Mayhew Daughter of Thomas and Jane mayhew Borne 

the 15^ — 4"" 
James Lewes Sonn of Edmund and mary Lewes Borne y« 15^ — 1 1"^ 
Jonathan Browne the sonn of Abraham Lidia Browne borne 

the I5<^ — 8"" 
Laurence waters sonn of Laurence Anne waters borne y^ 

14^ — \^^^ 
Jofhua whetny sonn of John and Elinor whetney borne y^ 

John Stone sonn of Simon and Jone Stone borne the 15*^ — 6"^ 
John Barfham sonn of wiliyam and Aniball Barfham borne 

ye 3d iQin 

EHzabath Stowers the Child of John and Jane Stowers buried 

the \o^ — iC", aged : 8 months 
Mary Lam the child of edward and Mergret buried the lo*^ 9"^ — 

age 2 months 

[5] 1636. Ellzbath Crifpe the Daughter of Beniamin and 

Bridgett Crifpe Borne y^ 8^ — w^ 
Theophelus phillips the Sonn of George and Elizabath phillips 

Borne the 28^ — 3™ 
John Ellett the son of John and Mergrett Ellett borne the iz^ — 4™ 
Hannah Mafon the Daughter of Hugh & Efter Mafon Borne 

the 23*^ — 7"" 
Deborah Lockwood the Daughter of Robert and Sufan Lockwood 

borne y^ — 12'^ — 8"* 
Caleb knap the son of Nickolas and Elinor knap Borne y« 20*^ — ii™ 
Mary Browne the Daughter of John and Dority Browne borne 

ye 24*^ I "^ 

Berthia Mayhew the Daughter of Thomas and Jane Mayhew 

borne y^ — 6<^ — 10" 
Sary waters the Daughter of Lawrence and Ann waters Borne 

ye ^d lom 

John Edy son of John and Amy Edy Borne the — i6<^ — 12"^ 
Hanna Simfon the Daughter of John and Sufan Simfon borne 

ye_25d_5m 

John Browne the Huiband of Dority Brown : buried the 20"^ — 

^.m — aged 36 years 
John Tomfon the son of John & Mergrett Tomfon Buried the 

lo'^ — 2™ — aged thre months 
1637. Elizabeth Stowers the daughter of John and Jane Stowers 

Borne y^ — 14"^ — 2™ 
Hanna Haukins the daughter of Timothy and Hanna hawkins 

borne y« — \o^ — 4™ 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 5 

John kemball sonn of Henery and Sufan kemball Borne y^ — 

Samuell Lam the son of Edward and Mergrett Lam borne 

the 3d — 2"^ 
Abigail Dikes the Daughter of Edward and Jane Dikes borne 

the z^ — 3™ 
Jofeph Morfle the son of Jofeph and Efter Morfle borne the 

30*^ • — 2"^ 
Mary Cooledge the Daughter of John and Mary Cooledg borne 

ye — 14^ — S'" 

Jofeph gearffeild the sone of Edward Rebecca gearffeild borne the — 
iid ^m 

Jonathan Eire the son of Simon and Dority Eire borne the — 

lo^ — I"" 
Jacob peirce the son of Anthony and Ane peirce borne the 

James Smith the son of Thomas and Mary Smith borne the 

igd ^m 

Mary Waters Daughter of Lorance and Ann Waters borne y^ 

27^ — 11™ 
Anna Barfham the Daughter of Willym and Anibell barfham 

born ye — yd — nm 
Jofhua grant son of Chriftopher and Mary grant borne the 

Ijd ^m 

John Church son of garrett and Sary Church borne the lo^ — i"" 
Abigail Bright of Henery and Anna Bright borne the — 12^ — 8"* 
ElizabakJenifon of Robert and grace Jennifon borne the 12^ — 2"* 
Jeremy Guttereg of Willyam and mergrett guttereg borne y^ — 

6 d — I m 
Mary Bowman the child of Nathanel and Anna Bowman buried 

ye — 10 d — I m 
Thomas Cooper buried the 20^ — 4"^ aged So years 

[6] 1638. Samuell Sterne son of Ifaac and Mary Sterne borne 

ye 24'^ 2™ 

Hanna Cuttler daughter of James and Anna Cuttler borne y^ 

26'!^ — 5"" 
Mary Crifpe the daughter of Beniamin and Bridgett Crifp borne 

ye — 20'*^ — 3"^ 
-John Sherman the son of John & Martha Sherman borne the 



2<^ ^m 

Samuell Freeman son of Samuell & Appia Freeman borne the 
I id — 2"^ 

Anne Ellett daughter of John and Mergret Ellet borne the — 

I2d ^m 

John Morfle son of Jofeph and Efter Morfl^e borne the 28^ — 12"" 
Jofeph Dow of Henry and Jone Dow borne the 20^ — i™ 
Jofeph Lockwood son of Robert and Sufan Lockwood borne 

the 6d — 6™ 
Sary Knap daughter of Nicholas and Elinor Knap borne the 

^d iim 



6 Watertotvn Records. 

Danill Eaton son of Willyam and Martha Eaton borne the 

Elizabath Sawtle daughter of Richard an Elizabeth Sautle borne 

ye jd -7 m 

John Willington son of Roger and Mary Willington borne the 

John Simpfon son of John and Sufan Simpfon borne the i'' — 7"" 
Steuen Waight Child of Richard and Mary Waight buried 

3d — jm . age 9 dales 
Francis Onge widow Buried the 12^ — 9"^ 55 yeares ould 
Thomas Rogers buried 12*^ — 9"^ 50 yeares ould 
Joana Bowman Child of nathanell and Anna Bowman buried the 

2od 9m thre yeares ould 
Dorcas Bowman Child of Nathanell and Anna Bowman buried 

the 6^^ 12™ 7 dales ould 
Hanna Browne Child of Abraham and Lidia Browne buried the 

j^d im — i^ Dales ould 
Anibell phillips Child of george and Elizabeth phillips buried 

the 17^^ 3™ beinge 4 months ould 
John Tomfon buried the 28'^ : 13"^ being 30 yeares ould 
James Hubberd buried the 26^ — ii'" beinge — 38 years ould 
Elizabeth Jenifon wife of Robertt Jenifon — buried the 10^ — 8"^ 

ageed 30 yeares 
John Cloyfe son of John and Abigail Cloyfe borne the 26^ — 6"" 
Thomas Hubberd son of James and Sary Hubberd borne the 

lo*^ — 6^ 
Rebecca keyes the Daughter of Robert and Sary keyes borne 

ye J yd — . J m 

Henery Gouldfton buried the 35^ 5"^ 46 3'eares ould 

[7] 1639. Sary Beeres the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth 

Beeres borne y^ 5^^ — 10™ 
John Waite son of Richard and Mary Waite borne the 6^ — 3™ 
Anna Bright Daughter of Henery & Anna Bright buried the 28*^ — 

S'" 4 yeares ould 
Beniamin Edy the Child of John and Amy Edy buried the 
Mary Bright the Daughter of Henery & Anna Bright borne 

ye 23*^ 2™ 

peter Cloyfe son of John & Abigail Cloyfe borne the — 27"^ — 3"^ 
Nathanell Lewes son of Edward & Mary Lewes borne the 35"^ — 6'" 
Abraham Browne the son of Abraham and Lidia Browne borne 

ye 6d im 

Danill peirce son of Anthony and Anne peirce borne the i'^ — ii'" 
Sary Ambler Daughter of Richard and Sary Ambler borne 

the 4^^ — lo*" 
Sary lues Daughter of Miles and Martha lues borne y^ — 1 1*^ — 8"^ 
Elizabeth Cuttler Daughter of James and Anne Cuttler borne 

ye — 28^ — ll^ 

Jonathan Crifpe son of Beniamin & Bridgett Crifp borne y^ — 
29 — II"! 



Births^ Mat'riages and Deaths. *j 

Timothy Hawkins son of Timothy and Hanna Hawkins borne 

ye — ^C^ — lO"" 
Nathanell Lorance son of John & Elizabeth Lorance borne y^ 

— i$^ — 8™ 
Mary Maihew Daughter of Thomas and Jane Maihew borne 

ye i^d I jm 

John Beech son of Richard and Mary Beech borne the — 6^ — 6™ 
Mary Lam Daughter of Edward and Mergrett Lam borne y« — 

Mary Dikes daughter of Edward and Jone Dikes borne y^ — 2^ — 3'" 
phebe keyes the Daughter of Robert and Sary keyes borne — 

ye J yd ^m 

Mary Bullard Daughter of george and Bettris Bullard borne 

ye I 2d I 2m 

Sary Fleming Daughter of John & Anne Fleming borne the i*^ — 7«> 
Steuen Cooledge son of John & Mary Cooledg borne the 28^^ — 8"" 
Ifaac godfree son of willyam & mergry godfree borne the 15'' • — 2"* 
Thomas Boyden son of Thomas and Frances Boyden borne 

the — 26^ — 7"^ 
Jonathan Sautell son of Richard and Elizabeth Sautell borne the 

2^^ — 6"^ 
Jofeph gutterig son of willyan and Mergrett gutterig borne 

the 2()^ — 7™ 
Caleb grant son of Chriftopher and Mary grant borne y^ — B>^ — 7"* 
Mary Barnad daughter of John and phebe Barnad borne 

ye hA Qm 

Elizabeth Ston daughter of Simon and Jone Stone borne the — 

^d — 2™ 

Mergrett [wife of George Bullard died and buried 8 (12)] 

John pikram son of Ester pikram buried the 6^ — 5"" 

John & Increafe Lam the Children of Edward & Mergrett Lam 

buried the 20<^ — 12™ 7 Dales ould 
John Smith the child of Thomas and Mary Smith buried the 

26^ — 9™ 3 Dales ould 

[8] Hanna Bartlett the childe of Thomas and Hanna Bartlett 

buried the 26^ — 6"^ 2 years ould 
Robert Bullard the hufband of Anne Bullard buried the 2<^^ — 4"* 

40 years ould 
Sary Beeres the child of Richard and Elizabeth beeres buried 

the 30'^ — 8™ 
Ifbell Smith the wife of John Smith buried the 12^^ — 8"^ — 

aged 60 years 

1640. Martha Sherman the daughter of John and Martha Sherman 

borne the 21 Day of the 12 Month 
Rebecca GearfTeild Daughter of Edward and Rebecca gearffeild 

borne the 10 day — i month 
Doroty Eire Daughter of Simon & Doroty Eire borne y^ 4*^ — 4"* 
Samuell Carter sonn of Thomas & Mary Carter Born the 8 day 

of the sixt month 



8 Waiertown Records. 

[9] (Blank) 

[1640 Additional names found upon Middlesex Co. Clerk of 

Courts Records. 
Icabod the son of Thomas & Phebe Arnold borne i (i) 
Joshua the son of William & Annibal Barfliam borne 15 (i) 
Mehetabel the daughter of Thomas & Hanna Bartlet borne 15 (5) 
Sarah the daughter of Ellis & Grace Barron borne 24 (5) 
■Elizabeth the daughter of Thomas & Sarah Boylson borne 21 (7) 
Nathaniel the son of Nathaniell & Anne Bowman borne 6 (i) 
Elizabeth the daughter of John & Elizabeth Brabrooke borne 4 (9) 
Anne Bunting servant to Thomas Haftings buried 21 (10) 
Mary the daughter of William & Margery Clarke borne 10 (10) 
John the hufband Mary CrofTe buried 15 (7) 
Samuel the sonn of Garret & Sarah Church borne 12 (4) 
John the son of Edward & Jane Dikes borne 4 (7) 
Joan the wife of Henry Dow buried 20 (4) 

Samuel the son of John & Margaret Ellet borne (4) buried 30 (5) 
Martha the daughter of John & Margaret Ellet borne 27 (11) & 

buried 28 (11) 
Samuel the son of John & Amy Eddy borne 30 (7) 
Michall the daughter of Robert & Grace ^^mnifon borne 17 (10) 
Thomas the son of Thomas & Mary King borne 16 (i) 
Ruth the daughter of Nicholas & Elinor Knapp borne 6 (11) 
Daniel the son of Robert & Sufan Lockwood borne 25 (i) 
Mary the daughter of Hugh & Efter Mafon borne 18 (10) 
Ruth the daughter of Hugh & Efter Mafon buried 17 (10) 
Ephraim the son of William & Elizabeth Parker buried 12 (6) 

6 mo ould 
Ephraim the son of Georg & Elifabeth Phillips borne (i) 

buried 12 (4) 
Bartholmew the son of Bartholmew & Vrfula Pierfon borne (7) 

& buried 27 (8) 
Mary the daughter of Richard & Elifabeth Sawtle born 19 (9) 
Jonathan the son of John & Sufanna Simfon borne 17 (10) 
Thomas the son of Thomas & Mary Smith borne 26 (6) 
John the son of John & Margaret Stebbin borne 25 (i) 
Jofeph the son of Nicholas & Elifabeth Thele borne 24 (8) 
Elifabeth the da:ighter of John & Margaret Trane borne 30 (7) 
Rebecca the daughter of Laurence & Anne Waters borne (12) 

1639 buried ^ (^) 1640 
Caleb the son of John & Elinor Whitney buried 12 (5) 
Mary the daughter of Roger & Mary Willington borne 10 (12) 

1640. — Eds.] 

[10] 1641. Gerfhom Fleeg sonn of Thomas & Mary Flegg 

born the i6 of Aprill 
Thomas Andrews sonn of Thomas & Rebeckah Born y^ Fifteene 

of October : 

[11] (Blank) 

[1641 Additional names from the Middlesex Clerk of Courts 
Records. 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 9 

Abraham the son of Richard & Sarah Ambler borne 27 (7) 

buried 28 (7) 1641 
Sufanna the daughter of WiUiam & Annibel Barfham borne 28 (11) 
Mary the daughter of Richard & Mary Beech borne 11 (10) 
Mary the daughter of Thomas & Francis Boyden borne 15 (8) 
John the son of Henry & Anne Bright borne 14 (3) 
John the son of Hugh & Elifabeth Clarke borne 13 (8) 
Eleazar the son of Benjamin & Bridget Crifp borne 14 (11) 
Mary the daughter of John & Mary Crofle borne 10 (3) 
Rebecca the daughter of Edward & Jane Dikes borne 18 (12) 
Daniell the son of Henry & Margaret Dow borne 22 (7) 
Thomas the son of Henry & Jone Dowe buried 10 (5) 
Sarah the daughter of Richard & Mary Gale borne 8 (7) 
Elifabeth the daughter of John & Sarah Goffe buried 25 (10) 
Benjamin the son of Chriftopher & Mary Grant borne 6(7) 
John the son of John & Mary Grout borne 8 (6) 
Mary Ives the daughter of Miles & Martha Ives borne 10 (5) 
Mary Kemball the daughter of Henry & Mary Kemball borne 26 (9) 
Mary King the daughter of Thomas & Mary King borne 2(12) 
Mary the daughter of John & Elifabeth KnoUis borne 9 (2) 
Ephraim the son of Robert & Sufan Lockwood borne i (10) 
Mary the daughter of John & Sarah Marrian buried 24 (11) 

2 mo ould 
Mary the daughter of William & Mary Merchant borne 24 ( i ) 
Ruhamah the daughter of William [&] Elifabeth Parker 

borne 19 (7) 
Elifabeth the daughter of William & Anne Perry borne 12 (6) 
Martha the daughter of Anthonie & Anne Pierfe borne 24 (2) 
Bartholmew the son of Barthlomew & Vrfula Pieribn borne 

26 (12) 
Obadiah son of George & Elifabeth Phillips buried 5 (2) - 
Lidia the daughter of John & Mary Prescott borne 15 (6) 
John the son of John [&] Prifcilla Rogers borne n (7) 
John the son of Thomas & Mary Smith borne 10 (10) 
Mary the daughter of John & Mary Stebin borne 6 (6) 
Sarah the daughter of John & Jane Stowers borne 8(1) 
Thomas the son of Richard & Mary Waite borne 3(1) 
Daniel the son of Lawrence & Anne Waters borne 6 (12) 
Mary the daughter of Georg & Mary Woodward borne 1 2 (6) 

1641. — Eds.] 

[13] 1642. John Bigulah and Mary Warin Joyned in mariag 

before me M'' Newell the 30 : <^ : 82* 
Judith Carter the daughter of Thomas & Mary Carter Bornn the 

15 Day of the firft month 
[1642 Additional names from Middlefex Co. Clerk of Court 

Records. 
Abraham the son of Richard & Sarah Ambler borne 22 (7) 1642 
Richard the son of Thomas & Phebe Arnold borne 22 (i) 
Mary the daughter of Richard & Elifabeth Beers borne 10 (i) 
Sarah the daughter of Jofeph & Sarah Bemis borne 15 (11) 



lO WatertoTvn Records. 

Jofeph the son of John & Phebe Bernard borne I3 (9) 
Elifabeth the wife of Nathaniel Bifco buried 20 (9) 
Joannah the daughter of Nathaniel & Anna Bowman borne 20 (9) 
Sarah the daughter of Thomas & Sarah Boylfon borne 30 (7) 
John the son of John & Elifabeth Brabrooke borne 12 (2) 
Jacob the son of George & Bettris Bullard borne 6 (2) 
Sarah the daughter of Garret & Sarah Church borne 10 (i) 
Elifabeth the daughter of William & Margery Clarke borne 26 (9) 
Nathaniel Clayfe the son of John & Abigail Claise borne 6 (i) 
Obadiah the son of John & Mary Coolidge borne 15 (2) 
Nathan Filk the son of Nathan & Sufan Fifk borne 17 (8) 
Mary the daughter of John & Mary Davies borne 20 (i) 
John the son of John & Ann Fleminge borne 25 (i) 
Sarah the daughter of William & Margery Godfrey boi'ne 15 (3) 
Sarah the daughter of Chriftopher & Sarah Grant borne i (12) 
Benjamin the son of William & Margaret Guttridge borne 11 (2) 
Stephen the son of Richard & Martha Holden borne 19 (5) 
Samuel the sonne of Robert & Grace Jennifon borne 15 (10) 
Mary the daughter of Robert & Sarah Keyes borne (12) 1641 

buried 20 (5) 1642 
Prifcilla the daughter of William & Mary Knap born 10 (9) 
Jofeph the son of John & Elifab. Lawrence borne (i) buried 30 (3) 
The child of Edmund & Mary Lewis buried 6 (9) 10 dayes ould 
John the son of William & Anne Page borne 7 (7) buried 20 (7) 
Jofeph the son of Robert & Mary Sanderfon borne i (11) 
Hannah the daughter of Richard & Elifabeth Sawtle borne 10 (10^ 
Elifabeth the daughter of John & Sufan Simpfon borne 3(1) 
Daniel the sonne of Daniel & Elifabeth Smith borne 27 (7) 
Seabred the son of Thomas & Elifabeth Tailor borne 11 (i) 
Samuel the son of John & Margery Tomson buried 28 (i) 
Mary the daughter of John & Margaret Trane borne 10 (8) 
Stephen the son of Lawrence & Anne Waters borne 24 (11) 
Sarah the daughter of Georg & Mary Woodward born 3(12) 
Hanna Bartlet y^ daughter of Thomas & Hanna Bartlet borne 

6 (6) 1642. — Eds.] 

[13] 1643. John Clary and Sary Caffell married the 5<^ — 12™ 
John Bigulah the sonn of John and Mary Bigulah Borne the 27*^ 8"™ 
John Whetny Sonn of John & Ruth Whetny Bornn y^ 17 of 

September 
John Flegg sonn of Thomas and Mary Flegg Born the 14 of June. 
George parkhurft & Sary Browne Maryd the 16 10 m 

[14] (Blank) 

[1643 Additional names found upon Middlesex Co. Clerk of 

Court Records. 
Mofes the sonn of Ellis & Grace Barron borne 1(1) 1643 
Anna the daughter of Richard and Anna Benjamin borne i (7) 
Rebecca the daughter of William & Francis Bodman 
Thomas the son of John & Elifabeth Brabrooke borne 4 (3) 
Hannah the daughter of Henry & Hannah Bright borne 17 (i) 
The child of Thorn & Mary Boughton born 3 (i) buried 10 (i) 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 1 1 

Mary the daughter of James & Anne Cutler borne 29 (i) 
Mary the daughter of Henry & Margaret Dovve borne 14 (7) 
Mary the daughter of William & Martha Eaton borne 8 (2) 
Abigail the daughter of John & Amy Eddy borne 1 1 (S) 
Sarah the daughter of John & Margaret Ellet borne 22 (10) 
John Gofle the hufband of Sarah Goffe buried 15 (12) 
Sarah the daughter of John & Sarah Grout borne 11 (10) 
Hannah the daughter of Miles & Martha Jves borne 9 (3) 
Elias the son of Robert & Sarah Keyes borne 20 (3) 
Richard the son of Henry & Mary Kemball borne 13 (8; 
Hannah the daughter of Nicholas & Elinor Knap borne 6(1) 
Elifabeth the daughter of John & Elifabeth Knolls borne 15 (3) 
Jofeph the son of John & Elifabeth Lawrence borne 30 (3) 
Jonathan the son of John & Elifabeth Lawrence buried 6(2) 
Gerfhom Lockwood the son of Robert & Sufan Lockwood borne 

John Marrian the son of John & Sarah Marian borne 12 (3) 

buried 15 (3) 
Jonathan the son of Jofeph & Efter Mofle buried 12 (3) 
Jonathan the son of Jofeph & Efter MolTe borne 7 (9) 
Martha the daughter of Bartholmew & Vrfula Pierfon borne 17 (7) 
Mary the daughter of John & Prifcilla Rogers borne 26 (8) 
Zachariah the son of Richard and Elifabeth Sawtle borne 26 (5) 
Mary the daughter of John & Martha Sherman borne 25 (i) 
John the hufband of Sufan Simfon buried 10 (4) 
Jofeph the son of Thomas & Mary Smith borne 10 (4) 
Elifabeth the daughter of Nicholas & Elifabeth Thele borne 5 (4) 
Benjamin the son of John & Elinor Whitney borne 6 (4) 
Jofeph the son of Rogers & Mary Willington borne 9 (8) 

1643. — Eds.] 
[15] 1644. John Willy and Elizabath Clough maried the 21 

of June 
Uriah Clark sonn of Hugh and Elizabath Clark borne the : ^^ — 4"^ 
Thomas kinge senior Buried the 3^* 10™ 
Thomas kinge the child of thomas & Mary kinge Buried the 

2S<^ — lo™ 
Elizabath Cuttler the child of James and Ann Cuttler Buried the 

30'! lo™ 
Mary Church the Daughter of garrett and mary Church borne 

ye i^d — 2"" 
Mary Bemifh the Daughter of Jofeph and Sary Bemilh borne 

ye I od ^m 

Ann Cuttler the wife of James Cuttler Buried the 30^^ — 7"^ 
Ann Taintor of Jofeph and Mary Taintor Borne the 2"^ — 7"" 
Bartholomew Flegg sonn of Thomas & Mary Flegg born the 

23 of february 
John parkhuft son of George & Sary parkhuft Born 10 — 4"^ 

[16] (Blank) 

[17] 1645. Mary Shattock Daughter of willyam and Sufan 
Shattock borne the 25 Day of the 6 : month 



12 Water town Records. 

John Wily sonn of John and Elizabeth wily Borne the 4 Day: 

1 1 month 
Hanna Clark of willyam and mergrett Clark Borne the 13 Day 1 3 m 
Jonathan Cooledg sonn of John & Mary Cooledg borny^ lo"^ — i™ 
Mary Laurence the Daughter of John and Elizabath Laurence 

borne y^ i6'^ — 5"» 
Edward Sanderfon and Mary Egellfton maried the 16'^ — 8™ 
John Adams sonn of George and Frances adams borne the 16'* — 8"" 
Mehettebel Crifp the Daughter of Beniamin and Bridgett Crifp 

borne the 21^ — ii"" 
James Cuttler and Mary king married the o,^ — i'" 
Martha Houlding the Daughter of Rich and Martha Houlding 

borne the I5<^ — 11™ 
Hefter Morfs the Daughter of Jofeph and Hefter Morfs borne 

John kemball the sonn of Henery & Mary kemball borne y^ 

25'' — io"i 
Ruth Whetny the Daughter of John and Ruth whetny borne 

ye i2d_2m 

Jofeph Taintor of Jofeph and Mary Taintor Borne y« 2^ — 7" 
Elizabath Broughton of Thomas and Mary Broughton Borne 

the 15** — 11"* 
Anthony white and Grace Hall maried 8 Day 7 rnonth 
Hannah Thatcher the Daughter of Samuell and Hannah Thatcher 

Borne the 9*^ : Day of the : 8'^ ™ 
John Gerfleild sonn of Samuell & Sufan born the 8 of February 
Thomas Flegg sonn of Thomas & Mary Flegg born the 28 

of April! 
Willyam Hagar and Mary bemis maryd the the 20 of March : and 

their Daughter mary was born the 25 of December. 
John Beniamin sC^ Dyed : 14 4 m 

[18] (Blank) 

[19] 1646. John Shattock sonn of willyam and Sufan Shattock 

borne the : 1 1 Day of the 1 2 month 
Elizabath Treadaway the Daughter of Nathanell and Suffranna 

Treadaway borne y*^ 3'' — 2™ 
Jonathan Sanderfon sonn of Edward and Mary Sanderfon borne 

the 15'^ — 7"" 
Elizabath Cuttler the Daughter of James and Mary Cuttler Borne 

the 22<i 5"! 
Jonathan Church the son of Garrett and Mary Church borne y« 

John Barnad the hufband of phebe Barnard Buried the 23<^ — 4™ 
Judeth Beeres of Richard and Elizabeth borne the 26^^ — i"* 
Jofeph grant of Chriftpher and Mary grant borne the 28*^ — 7™ 
Abigail white the Daughter of Anthony and Grace white Borne 

the 2i<^ — 4"! 
Sary Traine the Daughter of John & Mergret Traine borne 

31^ — ii"™ 
Nathanell whetny the sonn of John k. Ruth whetny Borne the 

id — 12m 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 13 

Jonathan Bigulah the sonn of John & Mary Bigulah borne 

I id lom 

Jofeph Mafon the Sonn of Hugh and Hefter Mafon Borne the 

10'^ Day : 6*^ month 
Abigail Gearfieild Daughter of edward & [Rebecca] his wife 

borne the 29 of June. 
Ifaack Beech sonn of Richard & Martha Beech Bornn the 5'^^ 

of July 
Samuell stubs son of Jofhuah & Abigail stubs Born 3 : 6 mo 
Mary Beniamin dyed 10 z^ mo 

[30] (Blank) 

[31] 1647. Samuell Beeres sonn of Anthony and Elizabath 

Beeres Borne the z^ Day of the 3 month 
Mary wily Daughter of John and Elizabath wily borne the 

8 Day :13 m 
Elizabeth Clark Daughter of Hugh and Elizabath Clark borne 

the 31 — II 
Sary Sherman the Daughter of John and Martha Sherman Borne 

the i7<i — 11"^ 
peleg Laurance of John and Elizabath Laurence Borne the 

lod iim 

Abigail Sherman the Daughter of John and Mary Sherman Borne 

ye jd J 2"^ 

Nathanell Bright sonn of Henry and Anna Bright borne y« : z^^ 

of the 3°i 
Sary Clary the Daughter of John and Sary Clary borne the 

4d_8'" 
Bethfhuah Bartlett the Daughter of Thomas and Hanna Bartlett 

borne the i7<^ — 2™ ' 

Jofeph and Eaphrin Bemifh the Sone of Jofeph & Sary Bemifh 

Borne the 28 of the : 9 : & buried the 4 of the : 1 1 : 
Rebecka woodward the Daughter of George and Mary woodward 

Borne the 30 day of the 10 month 
John Fifk the Sonn of Nathan & Sufan Fifk Borne the : 25 : (6) 
Rebekah Taintor Daughter of Jofeph and Mary Taintor borne 

the 18 of the 6 mo 
John Arnall Sonn of Thomas and phebe Arnall Borne : 19 : 12""° 
Ruhamah & Samuell hagar sonn & Daughter of Willyam & Mary 

borne the 20 of November 
Jonathan Bullard Son of George & Bettris Bullard Borne 1 2 of July 

[32] (Blank) 

[23] 1648. 'Lap/rim Beeres sonn of Anthony and Elizabath 

Beeresv'-uorne the :5 Day of July 
Abic^all Traine the paughter of John & Mergret Traine borne 

the 31 Day (u) nonth 
Samell whetny the 5onn of John and Ruth whetny Borne the 

28^5 — 5m 
John woodward the Sonn of George and Mary woodward Borne 

the 20 day of the firft Month 



14 Watertown Records. 

Samuell Thatcher the Sonn of Samuell and Annah Thatcher 

Borne the 20 Day of the lo'"^ month 
Mary Barfham the Daughter of william and Anabell Barfham 

borne the 23*^ Day of the 4'*^ m 
Danill mafon the Sonn of Hugh and Hefter mafon Borne 19 Day 

12 month 
Enofh Laurance the sonn of John and EHzabath Laurance Borne 

the 5 of the (i) 
Jonathan perfon sonn of Barthohnew and Vzlee Borne the 

12 (6) mo 
OHver wilHngton, sonn of Roger and Mary willington Borne y^ 

23 of Nouember 
Mary Bigulah, Daughter of John & Mary Borne the 18 of March 
John White sonn of Anthony & Grace White Bornn the 25 of 

February 

[34] (Blank) 

[35] 1649. Martha Bemifh the Daughter of Jofeph & Sary 

Bemifh: Borne the 24 of the 3^ 
EHshabah Sherman the Daughter of John and Marrtha Sherman 

Dyed the i^^ (i) month: 
Beraiah Bright the daughter of Henery and Anna Bright borne 

the 22^^ : of the : 7 month 
WilHam Bond and Sary Bifco Maryed the 7'^ of februaiy 
John woodward sonn of George and Mary woodward borne the 

20 of March 
Nicholas guy DeceafTed the 6 : of July : 
Martha Beiiiiffh the Daughter of Jofeph and Sary Beiiiifs Borne 

y^ 24 of may : 
Sufann Herington : Daughter of Robert & Susan Herington : 

Bornn the 18 of August 
Beniamin Sanderfon sonn of Robert & Mary Sanderfon Babptifed 

the 29"^ — 5'"° 
Robert Herington & Sufan George Maryed the firft of October 
Sary Parkhuft Daughter of George & Sary parkhurft bornn: 14 

of September 
Eaphrim Gearffeild sonn of samuell & sufann borne the 20 of 

November 
John Gearffeild sonn of Samuell & sufann buried the 15 of 

January 
Hannah Hagar Daughter of willyam & Mary borne the 21 of 

november 
Nickholas Gy deceafed the 8 of July 
Martha Beech daughter of Richard & Maijtha \?J^'^ the 10'^ 

of March ' ^ _ 

[26] (Blank) 

[37] 1650. Jofeph Sherman Sonn of Jo^nn and Martha Shei-' 
man Borne the fourteene day of the third Month 

Mary whetny the daughter of John and Ruth whetny bornn tlie' 
23 : 2^1 

Dauid Fisk the Sonn of Nathan and Sufan Ir'Jsk Borne 20 • ('y\ ' 

Richard Northcrofs and Mary Brookes Mar^yed the 24 (a\ 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 15 

Mary Sangar the daughter of Richard and Mary Sangar Borne 

the : 7 M : 26 : D 
James pendlton the Sonn of James and Mary pendlton Borne 

the : fifth Day : ninth : Mo : 
Gershon Clary the sonn of John and Sary Clary Borne the : 7 day 

of the 7'h Month 
Richard whetny and Martha Coldam : Maryed 19 (i) month, 
william Bond sonn of william and Sary Bond Borne : i (10 m 
Dauid Fisk the sonn of Nathan and Sufan Fisk Boorne the : 

29 : 2^ m 
Beniamin Taintor sonn of Jofeph and Mary Taintor Borne the 

22 of the : 1 1 : mo 
Jofeph perfon sonn of Bartholmew and Vzlee Borne the 8:9m 
Judeth perfe the daughter of Anthony and (Anne) perfe Borne 

the 18: of July 
John Bifco and ellzabath Bidlefton : Maryed the 13 : 10™ 
Samuell Steernes sonn of Charles and Hannah Steernes Borne 

the 27 of June 
Sufan Haftings the wife of Thomas Haftings : dyed the 20"^ 12'^ 
John Cade the sonn of Nickholas & Judeth Cade Borne the 15 of 

January 

[38] 1650. Danill Warin & Mary Barron : Maryed: 10: of 

December 
Thomas Haftings and Mergarett Cheny : maryed abought Aprill 
Samuel Freeman and Hannah Steernes Maryed the 25 of 

December 
Danill Bigulah, sonn of John and Mary Bigulah bornn the i^' of 

December 
Mary white Daughter of Anthony & (Grace) white Borne the 

i^' of March 
George Parkhust & Mary pheza Maryed the 24 of September. 

[39] 1 65 1. John Traine, the sonn of John and Mergrett 

Traine Borne the 25 day of May 
Samuell Straton and Mary fry Marryed the 25 : i : m 
Hannah Steernes the wife of Charles Steernes : Buried the z^ of: 

July 

Abiah Bartlitt the daughter of Thomas and Hannah Bartlitt Borne 

the 28 : of May 
Thomas Haftings and Mergrett Cheyny Marred abought Aprill 
Mary w^arrin the Daughter of Danill and Mary warrin borne the 

29 of December 
Elieazor Arnall sonn of Thomas and phebe Arnall Borne 

I 7'h : 4mo 

Sarah Mafon Daughter of Hugh and Hefter Mafon Borne the 25 

of September 
Jabez Berees the Sonn of Richard and Elizabeth Beeres Borne 

4* of October _ 

Jofeph Bemmifs Sonn of Jofeph and Sary BeiTiifs Borne the 

20'^^ of December 
Jofeph Whitny, sonn of John and Ruth whitny Bornn the 15 

day of Jannuary 



1 6 Waterto'wn Records. 

Sufannah woodward : Daughtor of george and Mary woodward 

Borne y^ 30 Day of September 
John Herington Sonn of Robert & Sufan Herington Bornn the 

24 of Auguft 
Nathanell Sangar Sonn of Rich. & Mary Sangar Borne : 14 

february 
Sary Sanderfon Daughter of Robert & Mary Sanderfon Baptized 

the 18 II mo 
John Fisk & Sary wyth maryed the : 1 1 : of December 
Michaell Flegg Daughter of Thomas & Mary Flegg borne the 23 

of March 
Sary Hagar Daughter of Willyam and Mary Borne the i^' of 

September 
John Bifco sonn of John & Elizabath Born the the 5*^ of October 
John Beniamin Sonn of John & Lidya Beniamin Bornn the 10 

of the 7* mo 
Shubael Jones sonn of Lewis & Anne Jones Bornn 1 4 of the 8* mo 
John Beeres Son of Anthony and Elizabeth Beeres Born the 20 

of January 
[30] (Blank) 
[31] 1652. Annah Stratton the Daughtor of Samuell and Mary 

Stratton Bornn the 4*'^ of Aprill 
Mary Norcroffe : Daughter of Richard : and Mary norcrofle 

Borne the : 27 : of the sixt Month 
Johanah Sherman Daughter of John & Mary Sherman Borne the 

third of Septemb 
Thomaf Haftings : sonn of Thomaf & Margrett Haftings Borne 

y^ firft of July 
John Bond sonn of william & Sary Bond Borne y« 2^ December 
Robert Sanderfon Sonn of Robt & Mary Sanderfon Baptized 

the 22<^ 8™°. 
Sary Fifk Daughter of John & Sary Fifk Borne the firft of 

February 
Sufan Gearffeild Buried the 10 of May 

Samuell Gearffeild & Mary Benffeild Maryd the 28 of September 
Judy Knap Daughter of willyam & Mergrett Knop bornn the 

2^ of March 

[33] Blank 

[33] 1653. Danill warrin Sonn of Danill & Mary warrin 

Borne y« 6 of October 
Grace Sherman Daughter of John and Marrtha Sherman Borne 

the 20 Day of the 10 Month 
John Haftings Sonn of Thomas & Merrgrett Haftings Borne the 

the first of March 
Elliz Barron and Hannah Haukins Maryed the 14: lo"" 
Stephen Randall & Sufan Barron Marryed the 14 : 10™ 
Joshuah Brooks & Hannah Mafon Maryed the 17 of the 8'" 
Sarah whetney Daughter of John & Ruth whetny Borne the 1 7 

of March 
Nathanell Fifk the Son of: Nathan & Sufan Fifk borne y^ 

1 2*3 — 5^^"" 



IBirths^ Alarriages and Deaths. 17 

Sary whetney the Daughter of Richard and Marrthy whetny was 

borne the 8 month 
Robert Herington sonn of Robert & Sufan Herington borne the 

Laft of the 6''^ month 
John Fifk sonn of John and Sary Fifk Bornn the seventh of 

November 
John Fifk sonn of John & Sary Fifk Dyed the 14 of February 
John Rogers & Abigail Martin Maried the third of November 
Samuell Bigulah sonn of John & Mary Bigulah bornn the 28 of 

October 
Judy Cady Daughter of Nickholas & Judy : bornn the z^ of 

September 
Danill woodv^^ard sonn of George & Mary Borne the 2*^ of Aprill 
Mary Gearffeild Daughter of Samuell and Mary bornn the 30 of 

June 
Elieazer Flegg sonn of Thomas & Mary Flegg borne the 14 of 

May 
Elizabeth Bifco Daughter of John & Elizabeth Bifco Bornn the 

18 — 10 month 
Lidyah Beniamin Daughter of John & Lidya borne the 3'^ of 

Aprill 
Abigail Beech Daughter of Richard & Martha Beech bornn the 

14 of June 
John Hamond sonn of John & Abigail Hamond the 3"^ of the 12 

[34] (Blank) 

[35] 1654. Roger porter Dyed the 3^^ of the 2"^ : aged 

abought 71 : y 
Thomas Bartlitt (Enfigne of Watertow^ne) Deceafed the 26 : of 

Aprill : aged abought 60 yeares 
Jonathan Tayntor sonn of Jofeph & Mary Tayntor Borne : the 

10 : 7™ 
Grace Sherman : Daughter of John and Martha : Sherman : Dyed 

the tw^enty-one of february 
Thomas whetny & Mary Kedell Maryed the 1 1 Day of the 1 1 

month 
Rebeckah Bemifh Daughter of Jofeph & Sary Bemifh bornne the 

17 Day of Aprill. 
Jofeph Child & Sarah Platts maryed the 3^ of July 
John Barnard & Sary Flemin Maryed the 15 of November 
Thomas Bond sonn of Willyam & Sary Bond Born the 23 : lo''^ 
Hefter Beeres Daughter of Anthony & Elizabeth Beeres Born the 

16 : of October 

[36] (Blank) 

[37] 1655. Thomas Bond : sonn of William & Sary Bond 

borne the 22 of December 
Moyfes whetny sonn of Richard and Marrtha whetny Born the 

the first of the sixt Month 
John Gennery & Sary Boylfonn Manyed the 12 of March 
Elizbath knap the Daughter of James & Elizabath knap borne 

the 21 : of the Second : 



i8 Watertown Records. 

George Herington, the Sonn of Robert & Sufan Herington 

borne the 24 of November : 
John Fiflc sonn of John & Sary Fi(k Borne the Twenty of 

November : 
Abigail Rogers Daughter of John & abigall Rogers borne the 

Twenty-one of January 
Jofhuah Bigulah sonn of John & Mary Bigulah Bornn the 5'^ of 

November 
Jerimiah Norcrofs Sonn of Richard & Mary Norcrofs bornne the 

3d of March 
James Cady sonn of Nickholas and Judy Bornn the 28*^ of 

Auguft 
Willyam Haftings sonn of Thomas & Mergrett Borne the 8'^ of 

August 
Sary Gearffeild Daughter of »Samuell & Mary Gearffeild borne 

the 17 of January 
George Bullard & the widow Mapelhead maryed the lastof Aprill 
Beatrix Wincoll wife of Thomas VVincoll Dyed the eleventh of 

Jun : aged abought 80 years 
Mary wetherill, Daughter of John & Grace Wetherill Buried the 

20'^ of the 2^^ : abought 20 years ould : 
Thomas Bifco sonn of John & Elizabeth Bifco Bornn the i^' of 

Aprill : 
Abigail Beniamin Daughter of John & Lydia beniamin Born the 

14 of July 
Isaak Mixter & Mary Cooledg Maryed the 19 Day of the y*!^ 
Eliz Barron sonn of Ellz & Hannah Barron Born the 22 of the 

7'^ mo. 
Munning Sawin Sonn of John & Abigall Sawin Bornn the 14 of 

the z^ 
Jofeph Beech sonn of Richard & Martha Beech borne the 15 of 

the io»h 
John Coolidg & Hannah Liuermore Maryed the 14 of the 9'^ mo 
Elizabeth Hamond Daughter of John & Abigall Hamond Bornn 

the : 6 of : May: 
Thomas Hamond Deceafled the tenth of December Sixtens 

Hundred fift'ty & five 

[38] 1656. Thomas Hamond sonn of Thomas and Hannah 

Hamond Borne the 1 1 Day of July 
Johanah whetny Daughter of Richard and Marrthy whetny Borne 

the sixteen of the eleuenth month 
Hannah Hamond the widow of Thomas Hamond was Buried the 

24 of March 
Thomas Whetny son of Tho and Mary Whetny borne the 24 of 

the sixt month : 
Elizabeth Whetny the Daughter of John & Ruth Whetny Whetny 

borne the ninth of June 
Jonathan Whetny & Lidia Jones Maried the thirty of October 
Elizabeth Tarball Daughter of Thomas & Mary Tarball borne 

the fifft of January 
John Springe & Hannah Barfham Maried the 19 of December 
Henery Freeman & Mary Sherman Maryed the 27 : 9'^ 



Births^ Marriages a?zd Deaths. 19 

Eaphrim Bemis sonn of Jofeph & Sary Bemis bornn the 25 of 

Auguft 
Mary woodward Daughter of George & Mary bornn the 3^ of 

June 
Rachell Gearfteild Daughter of Samuell & Mary borne the 23 of 

the : 9 : 
Elizabeth Fanning Daughter of Thomas & EHzabeth bornn the 

15 of Aprill 
Hanah Freeman the wife of Henry Freeman buried the 17 of 

June 
John Barnad sonn of John & Sary Barnad borne tlie 24 of Auguft r 

& Dyed the 8* of November 
Elizabeth Bond Daughter of Willyam & Sary Bond Born the Lift 

of the : II : 
Mary Mixer Daughter of Ifiiack & Mary mixer Born the iS of 

May 
Mary Sherman Daughter of John & Mary Sherman Bornn the 

5* of March : 
Hannah Coolidg Daughter of John & Hannah bornn the 29 of 

the ii'f» 

[39] (Blank) 

[40] 1657. James Knap the Sonn of James & Elizabeth Knap 

Borne the 26 of May 
Deborah Treadaway the Daughter of Nathanell & Suffaranah 

Treadaway : born the 2^ of the : 6''^ : 
Hannah Traine the Daughter of John and Mergret Trayn borne 

the : 7* of September 
Danill Hearington sonn of Robert & Sufann Hearington borne 

the the firft of November 
Elizabeth Flegg : Daughter of Thomas & Mary Flegg Born the 

too & Twenty of the firft Month 
John Sangar sonn of Richard & Mary Sangar Bornn the sixt 

Day of September 
James Cuttinge Sonn of Richard & Sary Cuttinge Borne the 26 

of January 
Lidia whetney the Daughter of Jonathan & Lidia whetney borne 

the third of July 
Jofeph Haftings Sonn of Thomas & Mergrett Haftings borne the 

twelfe of September 
Nicholas Cady the Sonn of Nichholas & Judeth Cady Dyed the : 

21 : of the : 11'^ 
Elizabath Bigulah Daughter of John & Mary Bigulah borne the 

18 : of June 
Sary Tayntor Daughter of Jofeph & Mary Tayntor bornn the 20 

of November 
John Chenary Sonn of John and Sary Chenary Bornn the 17 of 

December 
Richard Bloyss & Micaell Jenifon Maried the 10 of february 
Sary Norcrofs : Daughter of Richard & Mary Norcrofs bornn the 

28 of December 
Hannah Springe Daughter of John & Hannah Springe Borne 

firft of October 



20 Watertown Reco7-ds, 

James knap sonn of James & Elizabeth Dyed the 26''^ of Sep- 
tember 

Nickholas Cady sonn of Nickholas & Judeth bornn the 1^ of 
Auguft 

Willyam price & Mary Mapellhead Maryed the 9'^ of Aprill 

Mary Flegg Daughter of Thomas & Mary Flegg born the 14 of 
January 

Mary Fanning Daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth born the 12 of 
november & Dyed the z^ of February : 

[41] 1657. Samuell Freeman Sonn of Henery & Mary Free- 
man borne the thirteen of December 
John Flemin aged abought .... years : Dyed the 4* of June 
Hannah Flemin aged abought .... years Dyed the 11 of 

November 
Rebeckah Barfham Daughter of Willyam & Anabell Barfham 

Borne the 12'^ of the 10 
Thomas wincoll aged about 70 : years Dyed the tenth of Juii : 
John Barnad the second sonn of John & Sary Barnad Borne the 

thirty of October 
Abraham How & Hannah ward Maryed the 26 of March 
Sary Mixer Daughter of Isaak & Mary Mixer Bornn the 29 of 

ye cf" Mo. 
Nathanell Cooledg & Mary Bright Maryed the 15 of the 8'^ Mo 
Dauid church Sonn of Garrett and Sary Church Bornn the i^' of 

the 7 n^o 
Hannah Barron Daughter of Eliz & Hannah Barron the Sixt of 

March 
Joseph Adams Sonn of George & Frances Adams bornn the 6'^ 

of March 
George Lorrance & Elizabeth Crisp Maryed the 29 of the 7'*^ Mo 
Elizabeth Knop Daughter of willyam & Mergrett Knop bornn 

the 23 July 
Richard Beech sonn of Richard & Alartha Beech bornn the 22 of 

the 8'h mo 
Henery Spring & Mehettabell Bartlitt Maryed the 7''^ of January 
Thomas Sawin Sonn of John & Abigail Sawin bornn the 27 of 

September 
Samuell Beeres son of Anthony & Elizabeth Born the 2"^ of May. 

[43] 1658. Samuel Straton sonn of Richard and Sufan Straton 

borne the 8 of Aprill 
Richard Straaton aged abought 30 years : Dyed the 25 of July 
Deborah whetny Daughter of Richard & Martha whetny born 

the 1 2 of October 
Elizabeth Barfham Daughter of willyam & Anable Barfham 

Borne the 29 of July : 
Willyam prifce sonn of willyam & Mary prifce born the fourth of 

May: 
Margrett Fiflce the Daughter of John & Sary Fiflce Borne the 28 

of November 
Nathanell Bond sonn of wullyam & Sary Bond born the 9'*^ of 

January 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 21 

willyam Hagar sonn of willyam & Mary Hagar borne the 12 of 

febuary 
Sary Warrin Daughter of Danill & Mary Warrin born the 4*^^ of 

Zechariah Lawrence sonn of John & Elizabath Lawrence Born 

the 9'^ of the first month 
John Ston sonn of Simond & Mary Stonn Bornn the 23 of July 
Mary Bifco Daughter of John & Elizabeth Bifco Bornn ye 23 : 

9*^ mo : 
Mary Beniamin Daughter of John & Lydia Beniamin bornn the 

z^ Day of Auguft 
Wilyam Tarball sonn of Thomas & Mary Tarball born the 

26 — 12 mo. 
Abigail Cooledg Daughter of Nathanell & Mary bornn 21 of the 

7'^ mo. & Dyed the 5'*^ of the 1 1 mo 
Abigail Ball Daughter of John & Elizabeth Ball bornn the 20 of 

y^ 2^ mo 
Thomas Vnderwood sonn of Jofeph & Mary Vnderwood Bornn 

the 1 1 of 8'^ mo 
Mary Vnderwood the wife of Jofeph Vnderwood Dyed the 13 of 

the 1 2 : 
Jofeph Child sonn of Jofeph & Sary Child bornn the 7''' of the 

1 1 mo 
Grace Sherman Daughter of John & Mary Sherman Bornn the 

10 of March 
John Stratton & Elizabeth trayne maryed the 10* of March 
Elizabeth Lorance Daughter of George & Elizabeth Lorrance 

bornn the thirty of January 
[Simon Coolidge & Hannah Barron maried 17 (9) 58 

Middlesex Co. Records. — Eds.] 

[43] 1659. MaryCooledgDaughterof John & Hannah Coledg 

borne the 1 2 of the 7'*^ mo : & Dyed the 24 of the same 
Elizabeth Gearfteild Daughter of Samuell & Mary bornn the 8'^ 

of the lo*^ : o: 
Jonnathan whetny sonn of Jonathan & Lydia bornn the 20 of 

October 
willyam knap aged abought 80 years, Deceafed the 30 of August 
Richard Beeres sonn of Richard & Elizabeth Bornn the 22 of 

October 
Abigail Hamond Daughter of John & Abigail Hamond Bornn 

the 21 : of June 
John Hamond Sonn of John & Abigail Deceafled the i^'of the 8 : 
John Whitney sonn of Thomas & Mary whitny borne the [19'^^ of 

May] 
Edmund Liuermore son of John & Grace Borne the 8 of March 
Nathanell Bond son of willyam & Sary Bond Borne 9 (11) •"«" 
Grace Sherman Daughter of John & Mary Sherman Born 10 of 

March 
John Johnfon & Mary Kinge Joyned in Maryage 19. 8 mo 

[44] 1659. Elinor Whitny wife of John Whitny Senior Dyed 
the eleuenth of May 



33 'Watertoivn Records. 

John Whitny sonn of Thomas & Mary Whitny Dyed the 19 of 

May 
Mary How the Daughter of Abraham & Hannah How Borne the 

thirty of Jim 
Beniamin Haftings sonn of Thomas & Mergrett Haftings Born 

the Ninth of August 
Sary Bigulah Daughter of John & Mary Bigulah Born the 

Twenty nine of September 
Joseph Herrington sonn of Robert & Sufan Herrington born the 

28 of December 
Rebeckah whetny Daughter of Richard & ]VIartha whettny Born 

the 15 of December & Dyed the tenth of February 
Sary Barnad Daughter of John & Sary Barnad borne the 19 of 

Septimber : and Dyed the 26 of January 
John Shermann sonn of John & Mary Sherman Borne the 17 

Day of March 
Elizabeth Straton Daughter of John & Elizabeth : borne the 23 

of February & Dyed the 28 of the same 
Mary Springe the Daughter of John & Hannah Springe borne 

the 10 of June 
Danill Cady sonn of Nickholas & Judy Cady Borne the 27 of 

November 
Richard Bloyfs sonn of Richard & Michaell Bloyfs Borne the 

7 of December 
Sary Randall : Daughter of John & Sufan Randall Borne : the 

7th of Auguft 
George Woodward & Elizabeth Hamond Marryed the 17 of 

Auguft 
Thomas Straight sonn of Thomas & Elizabeth Straight Borne 

the 19 Day of February : 
Elizabeth Springe Daughter of Henry & Mehitibell Springe 

Born the 13 of October 
John Whetny & Judah Clement Married 29 of September 
Sary Cooledg Daughter of John & Hannah Born 15 of Septem- 
ber & Dyed the 14 of February 
Edmund Livermore [sonne of Jn° & Grace Livermore] Dyed the 

24 of May 
Mathew Stonn son of Simond & Mary Ston Borne : 16:12. 

[45] (Blank) 

[46] 1660. Annah Whetny Davghter of Jonathan & Lydia 

Whetny Borne the 28 of April! 
Judith Larrance Daughter of Geogge & Elizabeth Larrance Borne : 

12 (3) ^ ^ 

Mathew Price son of W^illyam & Mary Price Born the 16 of 

aprill : 
Rebeckah Fleg daughter of Thomas & Mary Flegg Borne the 

5 of the 7''^ mo 
John Whetny son of Thomas & Mary Whetny Born the 22 of 

y« Sixt : & Dyed the 26 of the same m° 
Richard Whetny son of Richard & Marrtha Borne 13 of January 
Rebeckah Allin Daughter of Danill & Mary Allin Borne 15 — 

1 1 mo — & Dyed the 25 Day of the same mo 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 23 

^ Sary mixer the wife of Ifaack Mixer Dyed the 2^ of the fifft m° 
Ifaack Mixer & Rebeckah Gearffeild Maryed th (10) : 11 m° 
Beniamin Whetny son of John & Ruth Whetny Born the 28 9 m° 
George woodward son of George & EHzabeth woodward Born 
ye 1 1 : 7'h rno 

Margrett Trayne wife of John Trayne dyed iS of the tenth m° 

aged abought 44 years 
Nathanell Coolidg son of Nathanell & Mary Coolidg Born the 9 

of may 
Edward Dix deceafed the 9 of July 
Mary Cooledg Daughter of Simon & Hannah Colledg Borne y^ 

ii'^ 10 m°. 
Elizabeth Barron daughter of Elliz & Hannah Barron Born : 

John & Jonathan Colledg sons of John & Hannah Coolidg Born 
22 — 7™° Jonathan Dyed the iS ofy«9 John Dyed the 8 
of y^ 10 mo 
Richard norcrofs son of Richard & mary Norcrofs Borne : 4 day 6™° 
Danill Smith dyed 14 July 

Danill Beniamin son of John & Lidva Beniamin Bornne 13"^ y'"" 
Elizabeth warrin daughter of danill & Mary warrin Born 17^ 7™° 
Simon Tayntor son of Jofeph & mary tayntor Bonre : 30 — 7 • 
John Knape & sary younge maryd the 21 3^^ 
Mr. Robert Feake deceafled the (1) of February 

[47] 1661. Rebeckah Gearffeild the wife of Edward Gearffeild 

dyed the sixteen of Aprill : aged abought 55 
Sufanah Spring : Daughter of John and Hannah Borne the Six- 
teen of Aprill : 
Mary Fifk Daughter of John & Sary Fisk Born y^ 5''^ of July 
Nathanell Haftings son of Thomas & Mergrett Haftings Born 

the 25 of the 7^^ month 
Sary Cutting Daughter of Sary & Richard Cutting Born the 2<^ 

Day of September 
Samuell Collidge son of Nathanell & Mary Coolidge Born : 

14 — 12 
Mary Norcroff Daughter of Richard & mary Norcroff dyed the 

19 of October 
Mary Bloyfs Daughter of Richard & mickell Bloyfs Born y« 1 1 

Day (10) m° 
John Stratton son of John stratton & Elizabeth his wif. Born 

24 day 6 m° 
Jofeph How son of Abraham & Hannah How Born 9 (12) mo 
John pirce deceaffed the 19 of auguft 
Rebeckah gearffeild ; wife of Edward Gearffeild dyed the 16 of 

Aprill 
Edward gerfild & Johanah Buckmafter weare maryed (i) 7* 
John Cooledg sonn of John & Hannah Cooledge Borne 19 — i 2'"o 
Jofeph Morfs & Sufan Shattack Joynd in maryag : 12 (2) 
Jonathan Browne & Mary Shattack maryed the ii (12)™ 
Nathanell Ston sonne of Simon & Mary Ston Borne the 22 of the 
12""° & Dyed the 24 of the same month 

*[This should have been Mary in the original. — Eds.] 



24 Watertoivn Records. 

Sary Sangar Daughter of Richard & Mary Sangar Borne the 19 

of the (11) & dyed the 21 of March following 
Hannah Lawrence daughter of George & elizabeth Lawrence 

Borne 24 of march 
Beniamin Herington son of Robert & Sufannah Herington Borne 

26 : 1 1 m 
John knap son of John & Sary knap Borne 4''^ of may 
Francefs Bowman & Marthy Sherman Maryed the 26 — 7'^ 
Sary Bond Daughter of willyam & Sary Bond Borne 24 7™'' 
Sary Bifco daughter of John & Elizabeth Borne the 14 (i) 
Rebecker hagar of willyam & mary Hagar Borne 20 of 8 mo 
Mary whittacar Daughter of John & Elizabeth borne the 10 of 

march 

[48] 1662. Marrtha Bigulah daughter of John & Mary 

Bigulah Bornn (1)2'^ mo 
Richard Child & Mehettible diiiiick maryd the 17:2'^ 
Beniamin Flegg son of Thomas & Mary Flegg Born y^ 25 : 4'^^ 
Ann Beniamin daughter of John & Lydya Beniamen Borne the 

4*^^ of Auguft : 
Elisha whetny son of Richard & Marrtha Whetny Borne the 26 

of Auguft 
Ebeneazer Ston son of Simon*& mary ston Borne 27 of february : 
Mergrett Warrin : wife of John Warrin se^ dyed the Sixt of y^ : 9* 
Thomas woodward sonn of Georg & Elizabeth woodward borne 

the 15 — 7*^ 
Ezekiell Cady sone of Nickholas & Judy Cady Borne y^ 14 : (6) 
John Freeman sone of Henery & Mary Freman Borne : 13 — 7'^ 
John Whetny sonn of Jonathan & Lydia whetny Borne: 27: 4*^ 
Rebeckah mixer daughter of Isaack & Rebeckah Borne : 9 of 

march 
Mary Randall of Stephen & Sufan Borne : 33 : 4*^ 
Sary knop of John & Sary Borne 5 (7) 
Frances Bowman son of Frances & Martha Bowman Borne 

H (7) 
Grace porter widow dyed the 3*^ of June : aged abought 70 y^. 

Mary Browne daughter of Jonathan & Mary Brown Borne : 

5(8) 
Abraham Browne & mary dix Maryed the 5(12) 
Abigail Beeres daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Beeres Born : 

15 : 2"^^ & dyed the last of the same 
Henery Springe son of Henery & Mehittable springe Borne (i) 

march 
Sary Springe daughter of John & hannah Springe Borne (6) 12 : 
Sary Holland daughter of Nathaell & Sary Holland Borne 30 : 9'^ 
deacon Eaphim Child dyed 13 (12)"° 
John winter aged aboughte 90 years dyed the 14 (2)"^° 
Sary Barron of elliz & Hannah Born 4 9"^° 
Elieasor & elnathan Whettny sons of Thomas & mary Whettny 

Borne the 7 2 mo 

[49] 1662. Mary Fanning Daughter of Tho & Elizabeth 
born 27 8°^° 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 25 

Sufan Morfs daughter of Jofeph & Sufan Morfs Borne 11 (ii)"^" 

Willyam Hamond : aged abought 94 dyd the 8 of October : 

Rose woodard wife of Richard woodard dyd the 6 of the 8 aged 

about 80 y^ 
Mary Alhn daughter of Danill & Mary Allin Borne: y^ 13 of 

avgust & dyed the 14 of the same month 
Henery maddeeke & mary welHngton mary'' the 21 of May 
John whittacar son of John vvhittacar & Elizabeth borne 23 

august 
Mary Fanning daughter of thomas & Elizabeth borne the 27 8'"° 
Mary price daughter of Willyam & marv borne the 8 9""° 
Abigail Beeres daughter of Richard & Elizabeth borne the 15 2™° 

& dyed the firft of the 3™° 
[50] 1663. Jofeph Gearffeild: & sary Balle Maryd 3d of 

Aprill 
Richard Child son of Richard & Mehettable Borne 30 of march 
Sary Sangar daughter of Richard & Mary Sangar Borne the 31 

of march 
Obadyah Colledg deceafed the 11 — of July 
Mary Norcrofle daughter of Richard & mary norcroffe born the 

tenth of July 
Obadyah Colledge Sonn of Simon & Hannah Colledge born y« 

20 of July 
John Maddock: Sonn of Henery & Mary Maddock Born y^ 16 : 

of May 
Mary Whetny Daughter of Thomas & Mary whetny : Borne 

22 : 10'^ 

Sufannah Warin daughter of Danill & Mary warrin borne the 26 

of the tenth month 
Mary Herington daughter of Robert & Sufanna Herington 

Borne the 1 3 of January 
Hephzibah Raftings daughter of Thomas & Mergrett Haftings 

borne the laft of January 
John waight & mary woodward weare mary'i 13 — of January 
Willyam Fisk sonn of John & Sary Fisk Borne : 23 12 mo 
Dorathy Tayntor daughter of Joseph & Mary Tayntor Borne the 

13 of august 
Nickholas Cady son of Nickholas & Judy Cady Borne the 20 of 

the 12 
Abigail Bigulah daughter of John & Marv Bigulah Borne the 

4 (12) 
Grace Cooledg daughter of John & Hannah Coolidg Borne the 

23 of February 

Lydya Browne daughter of Abraham Browne & Mary Browne 

Borne y« (11) of novembr 
Henery Gooddin & Elizibeth peeiy marrj^d the 7 of Aprill 
Mary Child Daughter of John and mary Borne: the 8 day of 

the II ™o 

[51] (Blank.) 

[53] 1664. Mychall Bloff daughter of Richard & Mychall 
Borne the third of aprill 



26 Watertowjz Reco7'ds. 

Danill Mettup & Bethiah Bech joyned in Maryage : 25 of March 
Samuell Barnad son of John & Sary Barnad Borne : 25 of: march 
Ehzabeth woodward : daughter of George & EHzabeth woodward 

Borne the eight of may : 
John Laurence sonn of George & EHzabeth Laurence borne y^ 

25 of March 
Josiah whetny sonn of Jonathan & Lydia whetny Borne y« 19 of 

May 
Edward Gearffeild son of Jofeph & Sary Gearfleild Borne 22 4**^ 
Henery Cooledge son of Nathanell & JVIary Cooledge Borne the 

16 — 3d 
Eaphrim Child son of Richard & Mehitable Child borne y^ 9 8""° 
Elizabeth Browne daughter of Jonatham & mary Browne Borne 

the 19 7™° 
Johanah ston : daughter of John & sary ston : Borne 1 1 of January 
Hefter MorlTe : daughter of Jofeph & Suflannah Morffe Borne : 

J I . ymo 

Jonas Bond sonn of willyam & Sary Bond Borne 13 July 

John Bowman sonn Francis & Martha Bowman Borne the 19 12 

Richard Woodward deceafled the 16 12 

Jo'hn price son of Willyam & Mary price Borne the iS of march 

Eaphrim Child son of Richard & Mehitabell Child dyd : 2 : I2'"» 

Mary Ston daughter of simon & mary ston Borne : the 6 Day of 

January 
Willyam page dyed the 9 day 10 "° 
Rebeckah springe daughter of John & Hannah Springe Borne 

10 I2™o 

Timothy Goddin son of Henery & Elizabeth Goddin Borne y^ 

8 of 3™o 
Thomas Freeman sonof Heneiy & mary Freeman Borne 17 io""<* 
Thomas Boylfon son of Thomas & Sary Boylfon Borne 26 ii'"" 
Samuill Maninge & Elizabeth Stearnes maryd the 13 of aprill 
Elizabeth Straton daughter of John & elizabeth straton Borne 

2^ of July 
John gearfleild son of samuell & mary gearffeild Borne the 7 of 

July 

[53] 1664. John Shattack & Ruth whetny Joyned in Maryage 

the 20 of June 
Jonathan Whittacar son of John & Elizabeth Whittacar borne 8 

of October 
John Holme & Hannah Thatcher Joyned in marryage 13 7™° 
Bethia Meddub the Daughter of Daniel and Bethia Borne the 24 

of february 
[John Smith & Mary Bech maryed Apr. 19 

Samuel sonne of Thomas & Margaret Hastings borne March 12. 

Middlesex Co. Records. — Eds.] 

[54] 1665. Allin Fleg son of Thomas & Mary Fleg Borne : 

16 : may 
Steuen Randall son of steuen & Sufan Randall : Borne the 20 of 

August 



Births., Marriages and Deaths. 27 

Bezaliell whetny son of Thomas & mary whetny Borne the 

16 : 7"^° 

Henery Coolidge son of nathanell & Mary Cooldge dyd y« 6 of 

august 
Nathanell NorcrofTsone of Richard & Mary Norcrofs borne the 

18 : 10 mo 

Sary Barnad daughter of John & Sary Barnad : borne : (i) of the 

13 mo 
Nathan Fiske son of Nathan & Elizabeth Fifke Borne : the 9'^ of 

the 12 month 
Shuball Child son of Richard and Mehettabell Child Borne : 

19 — 10 mo 

Samuell Shattack son of Willyam and Sufanna Shattack Borne 

28: 12"^° 
John warrin son of danill & mary warrin borne the 5'^ of the 

firft mo 
Simon Ston : aged abought So years deceafled 23 September 
Sary Barnad daughter of John & sary Barnad dyed the 15 of the 

firft mo 
a daughter of John & mary Bigulh borne the 4'^ of march & dyed 

the 8 of the same month 
Seirgt Richard Bloyfe deceafled the 7'^^ of the sixt month 
John Ball Junior & Sary Bullard Maryd 17 (8) mo 
John Ball senior & Elizabeth Fox maryed the 3 of the 8 m° 
Sary Fanninge : daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Fanninge borne 

the 18 day of the 5'^ 
John Waight son of John & Mary waight Borne the 26 of the 

third month & dyed the I3 of the 8 month in 1665 
Samuell Hofller dyed 29 of July 
Ruth Holland daughter of nathanell & Sary Holland Borne the 

17 — 12 mo 

Elizabeth Mixer daughter of Isaack & Rebeckah mixer Borne 

18 of June 

Thomas Herrington son of Robert & Sufannah Herington Borne 

20 z^ mo 

Lewes allin & sary Allin had a daughter borne the 4 of the 9 mo 

& it dyed the same day 
Hannah Bigulah daughter of John & Mary Bigulah borne the 3<i 

of march & dyed the 8 of the same 

\^^-\ (Blank.) 

[56] 1665. John Smith & Mary Beech weare Maryed 19 of 

aprill 
Samuell Haftings the son of Thomas & Mergrett Haftings Borne 

the 12 of March 
Ruhamah Eiues daughter of Miles & Martha Elues deceased the 

22 : 9™° 
[57] (Blank.) 
\_^^'\ 1660. John Morfl:'& Abigail Sternes Joyned in Maryage 

the 27 of aprill 1666 
Beniamin & Danill Laurence Sons of George & Elizabeth Lauer- 

ance Borne 2^ 3^ mo 1666 



28 Watej'toxvfz Records. 

Joseph Cady son of Nickholas Si Judeth Cady Borne 28 of may 
Hannah Sternes daughter of Samuell & Hannah Sternes : Borne 

y« lo'^ : 8""° 
Joseph Coolledge son of Simon & Hannah Coolidge Borne: 31 

of may 
Mary Cooledge daughter of Nathanell & Mary Coolidge Borne 

y« 16 of June 
Jonathan Browne son of Jonathan & Mary Browne Borne y^ 25 

gmo 

Richard Cooledge son of John & Hanah Cooledge Borne the 13 

of Aprill 
John Ston son of John & Sary Ston Borne the 15 of december 
Lidya Cuttinge Daughter of Richard & Sary Cuttinge Borne the 

i^' of September 
Samuell Heringtton son of Robertt & Sufann Herington Borne 

the 18 of December 
James Barnad son of John & Sary Barnad Borne 14 (ii)'"° 
Timothy Haukins & Mary Sherman Joyned in marryage the 18 

of II""" 

Richard Sangar son of Richard & Mary Sangar Borne: 23 12'"° 
Martha Fisk Daughter of John & Sary Filk Borne : 15 of december 
Martha Bowman daughter of Frances & Martha Bowman Borne 

the Second of March 
Elin Whetny Daughter of Jonathan & Lidy Whetny Borne 13 of 

October 
Mary waight daughter of John Sc Mary waight borne : the 9 of 

October 
Elizabeth peirfT widow deceafled the 13 of march aged abought 79 
Sary whitny daughter of Thomas & Mary Whetny Borne : 23 of 

March 
John Sawin & Judeth peirfle Joynd in maryage the 16 12™° 

Willyam Sandors & Sary ware marryed 18 — 10"^° 

Joannah Mixer daughter of Ifacke & Rebeckah mixer Borne the 

14 : 10™° 
Ruth Gearffeild daughter of Samuell & Mary Gearffeild Borne 

25 of Aprill 
Sary Ball daughter of John & Sary Ball Borne the 1 1 of July 
Hannah Stearnes daughter of Samuell & Hannah Stearnes Borne 

10 of October 
[59] 1666. Mary Beniamin daughter of Samuell & Mary 

Beniamin Borne the i3 of May 
John Shattack son of John & Ruth Shattack Borne the 4* of 

June 
Samuell JenifTon & Judith Macombe Joyned in Maryage the 30 

of October 
Thomas Woodward son ofgeorge & elizabeth Woodward deceafled 

the 3 of September 
James Barnad & abiell philips Joyned in Maryage the 8 of 

October 
Sary Whittacar daughter of John & Elizabeth whittacar Borne iz 

of June 



Births., Marriages, and Deaths. 29 

Lewes allin had a son borne of sary his wife the .5 of the .o~ = 

Thtpe°uf philHp" & Be^hia^rkeedell Joyned in Marryage 3 9™ 
ToseDh straton son of John & Elizabeth borne the .3 of January 
feSbeth Cooledg daughter of Na.hanell & Mary Cooledge borne 

Ma;;Me°ddfb\'he daughter of Daniel and Berthia borne the ,3 

of September 
[60] 1667. John Morffson of John & Abigail Morff Borne 

M^:y%tith'.rLugh.erof John & Mary Smith Borne the ,5 

Sa'^She/Zn daughter of John & Marthy Sherman deaceaffed 

Tho^rsG'odSr-dson^oTwilfjm & Elizabeth Goddard Borne 
the S of June, it Dyed the 9'" of July m 67 

Ili^b-i-i'^dfnX-^^He^^^^^^^ 

JoCsandors son of Willyam & Sary Sandors Borne the ,3 day 
TimoThy H'aukins son of timothy & Mary Haukins Borne the .6 
M:f;S°aukins wife of timothy Haukins deeeaffed the 6 day of 
MfrthaTowman daughter of Frances &martha Bowman deeeaffed 

Hltah p'alelatghS:^ of Samuel. & Hannah page borne the .. 

Obtrh"peT& Hester Haffell Joyned in Marryage : ..of 

Sar';lAi°/dt'|hter of Lewis & Sary Allin borne the last of 

JudUlTje^nkn Daughter of Samnell & Judith Jennifon borne 
Jo*n bi'guW:& maryhis wife had a son borne the ,S to: & dyed 
John iraLt^^ Mary smith Joyned in marryage the =6 - 9™ 

John warrin senior aged 8j y"-„'^rEltb tUorne the ■...»» 
Flizabeth Fisk daughter ot nathan & tiizaoetn uoii. 
John kemball & Hannah bartlitt Joyned m marryage .9 >■ 



30 WatertoiVJi Records. 

[61] 1667. Sufan the Child of mary grant borne the 27 of 

January 
Danill Smith & Mary Grant Joynd in marryage the 22 of february 
Thomas Flag and Rebecka Dikes Joyned in mariage the 18 of 

February 
John Perry and Sary Clary Joyned in marryage the 13 of 

December 

[62] 1668. Nathanell Holland son of Nathanell & Sary Hol- 
land borne the 15 of the 2'^ month 
Abell Benjamin son of John & lydya Benjamin Borne the 20 of 

may 
Samuell Edy son of Samuell & Sary Edy Borne the 4* of June 
John Baall son of John & Sary Baall Borne : the 29 of June 
John Smith son of John & Mary Smith Borne the 8 of the 6'^ mo 
george Lorance son of George & Elizabeth Lorance borne the 4'** 

day of June : 166S 
Ana Ston daughter of John and Sary Ston : Borne the 8 6'^ mo 
Benjamin Gooddard son of Willyam & Elizabeth Gooddard Borne 

the 14 of august 
James Morfle son of John & Abigail Morfle borne 25 — 9™° 
James Whittny son of Jonathan & Lidyawhettny Borne : 25 : 9™° 
John Stratton son of John & Mary Stratton Borne 3 of March 
John Mixer son of Ifaack & Rebeckah Borne : the fift of March 
Edward Harington son of Robert & Sufan Borne the 2^ of March 
patience Browne daughter of Jonathan & Mary Browne Borne 

the sixt of March 
Danill Smith son of Danill & Mary smith Borne 15 of March 
Ruth Shattack daughter of John & Ruth Shattack Borne the 24 

of June 
Hanah guy daughter of John & Hannah guy Borne : 25 — lo"*" 
Elizabeth woollfon daughter of Thomas & Sary woollfon borne 

30 : of 2^"° 
Richard Waight deceafed the 16 of January 1668 : aged abought 

60 years 
Samuell Livermore & Hannah Bridge were maryed the 4*^ of 

June 
Abigail Cooledge daughter of John & Hannah borne the 3^ 12^° 
Sary Sandorfon : daughter of willyam & Sary Sanderfon borne 

the 17 of March 
John Child & Mary warrin Joyned in Marryage the 29'^ 3"^° 
Nathan Fisk son of nathan & elizabeth Fisk dyed 9'^ 8™° 
Lydiah Jones the daughter of Joliah & Lydiah Jones borne 25 6™" 
Lydiah GearfFeill daughter of samuell and Mary gearfleild borne 

the 31 of Auguft 

[63] 1668. Abigail Allin daughter of Jofeph & Ann Allin 
borne the 6 of the io™° & dyed the 13 of the same 10""° 

Joseph Efterbrooke & Mary Mafon Joyned in Marryage the 20 
of May 

Andrew gardener & Sary Mafon Joyned in Marryage the 20 
of May 

John Smith son of John & Marry smith borne the 8 of Auguft 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 31 

Nathanell woodward son of George & Elizabeth woodward : 

deceaffed the 28 : 3"^° 
Bethiah phillips wife of theophilus phillips deceaffed the 15 of 

March 
Samuell Randall son of John & Sufi\nn Randall borne the 20 of 

March 
Martaine Townefend & Abigail trayne Joyned in Marryage the 

16 of April! 
Merrgritt Warrin daughter of John & Mycall warrin borne the 6 

of May 
John perry son of John & Sary perry deceaffed the S 9"^° 
Nathanell stearnes son of samuell & Hannah stearnes borne the 

13 io™° 
John perry son of John & sary perry borne the the firft of October 
Bethiah phillips daughter of theopiius & bethiah borne the 21: 

10 dyed the 24 ii'"" 
Nathanell Bowman son of Frances & Martha borne the 912 
John Liuermore son of John & Hannah Liuermore borne 21 of 

March 
Jofhuah Warrin son of Danill and Mary Warrin borne the 4'^ of 

July 

Mary Flegg daughter of thomas and Rebeckah Flegg borne the 

firft of the tenth mo 
Mary whetny daughter of Thomas and Mary borne the sixt of 

Auguft 
John perry son of John and sary perry borne the 30 of October 

and dyed the the 4th of December 
Daniel Meddub son of Daniel and Bethiah borne the 10 of May 

[64] l66g. John Child son of John and Mary Borne the 25 

of Aprill 
John Lord deceafed the 28 of Aprill 
Elizabeth Fisk daughter of John & Sary Fisk borne the 1 1 of 

May 
Hannah Whittacar daughter of John & Elizabeth Whittacar borne 

the 14 of May 
Annah Liuermore daughter of Samuell & Annah Borne the 29 of 

March 
Elizabeth Sangar daughter of Richard & Mary : borne the 23 of 

July 

Sufan Halfteed dyed the 5'^ of July 

Samuell Stratton son of John & Elizabeth Straatton borne : 18 of 

7 mo 
Abigail Townsend daughter of Martin & Abigail towne-end borne 

the 18 of September 
Obadyah parry sone of Obadyah & Hefter parry borne 1 1 : 8'"'' 
Annah Hafell daughter of Jofeph «& Annah borne the 6* 01 

October 
Samuell Thatcher senior deceafl^ed the 30 of the 9 mo 
Marrtha Fiflc daughter of Nathan & Elizabeth Fifk borne the 1 2 

of January 



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Mercy Jenifon daughter of Samuell & Judeth Jenifon borne y= 23 

of y« 11""° 
Benjamin price son of Mary & willyam price born 22/12 
John perry the son of John & Sary perry borne the third of 

March 1669 
Benjamin Gearffeild son of Jofeph & Mary borne the 18 — 9"^° 
Jofeph peirfTthe son of Jofeph & Marrtha peirlT borne the 2 8"^° 
Hannah CrofTwiddow deceafed the 13 of November 
John Mofs : son of John & Abigail Mofs borne the 15 of March 
Jane whettny daughter of Benjamin & Jane whettny borne the 

29 7™° 
Exfperience Child daughter of Richard & Mehitable Child borne 

26 12™° 
Tamazin Gefiery wife of Lambert Gennery : dyed the 2'^ of 

January 
Elizabeth Cooledg daughter of Nathanell & Mary Cooledg dyed 

the 30 of July 
Hannah Hamond daughter of John and Sary Hamond borne the 

10 of aprill 

[65] 1669. Jofeph Ball son of John and Elizabeth Ball Borne 

the 12 of March 
Thomas vnderwood : and Magdiline vnderwood Joyned in 

Maryage the 7'^ day of September 
Abell Allin son of Lewes and Sary Allin borne the 15 of Sep- 
tember 
Sary Streeter daughter of Steuen and Deborah Streeter borne : 

the z^ of October 
Jonathan Bullard : and Hefter Morfle Joyned in Maryage the 9*^ 

of december 
Lyda Freeman daughter of Henery and Mary Freeman borne 

the 5'^ of the 9*^ '"o 
Sary Bifko, daughter of John and Elizabeth bifco dyed the firft 

of the 8 month 
John Waight son of John and Mary Waight Borne the 27 of the 

lomo 

Mary whetny daughter of Thomas and and Mary dyed the sixt of 

September 
John perry the 2^ fon of John and Sary perry borne the 3'^ of 

March 

[66 & 67] (Blank.) 

(68] 1670. Samuell Smith son of Thomas & Mary Smith 

Deceafled the 22 : 2^ mo 
Hannah George : widdow aged 79 years Deceafled the 26 of aprill 

1670 
Willyam Shattack son of Wyllyam and Ruth Shattack borne : 

y 1 1 of September 
Sary Edy Daughter of Samuell and Sary Edy borne the last of 

the October 
Thomas Stratton son of John and Mary Stratton borne the 26 Day 

of October 
Elizabeth Child Daughter of John & Mary Child borne : 24 July 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 33 

Thomas Cooledge son of Nathanell & Mary Cooledge borne 24 

of the z'^ mo „ -r-r , t • 

Hannah Liuermore Daughter of John & Hannah Liuermore 

borne the 27 of September 
Elizabeth Hamond widdow Deceafled the 14 of September aged 

abought 90 years ^ , ,, o- ^ r 

Willyam Sandors son of Willyam and Sary borne the Sixt of 

September 
eeoree Mixer son of Isack & Rebeckah Mixer borne the 12 : 10™" 
Grace Smith daughter of Danill and Mary smith borne the 

Elizabeth Goddard daughter of Willyam & Elizabeth goddard 

borne 22 io"° 
Mary Stone daughter of John & Sary Ston borne the 14 7"^° 
Tames Ball son of John & sary ball borne the 7 of march 
Elizabeth Ston daughter of Simon and Mary Ston Borne the 9"* 

of October 
Ann Barnad daughter of John and Sary Barnad borne the 

of September .1 ,>, r 

Samuell page son of Samuell and Hannah page borne the 5'»> ot 

January , . ^.u th 

phillip shattack and diborah Bairsto Joyned m maryage the o,^^ 

of 9 mo 
John Fleg and mary Gale marryed the 30 of march 
John Harris and Mary Sangar Joyned in marj-age the 20 ot 

AbigaU Smith Daughter of John and Mary Smith Borne the ?9 

Da^'nill GearfFeild Son of Samuell and Mary Gearffeild Borne the 

c* of november , ,, ,-.r • 1 ^u ^r- 

Sary Warrin daughter of John and Mycholl Warrm borne the 25 

of the 1 1'''^° o c 

Isaac onge and Mary vnderwood Joyned in Marryage the 18 of 

Is^ck Whetny of Jonathan and Lydia Whetny borne the 12 of 

Mar7 AUin daughter of Lewes & Sary Allin borne the 14 of 
Aprill 

[69] 1670. Jofiah Jones son of Jofiah and and Lydiah Jones 

borne the 20 of October . , , t 4.1,^ 

John Dix and Elizabeth Barnad Joyned m Maryage January the 

RebeclcTh allin Daughter of Jofeph and ann allin Borne the 11* 

Robert Meddub the son of Daniel & Bethiah borne the 31 of 

August 

r701 1671. Isaack Stearnes Se deceafed the 19 of June 

Samuell Stearnes sonn of samuell and Hannah stearnes deceafed 

the 7* of Tune ^ , 1 ., r t 1 . 

Grace Bairftow wife of Mycaell Barftow dyed the 20 of July . 



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Abraham Browne son of Jonathan and Mary Browne borne the 

26 : 6""o 
Frances pearff son of Jofeph & Martha pears Borne 27 of July 
Thomas AlHn son of Daniell & Mary AlHn dyed the 6''^ of 

Auguft 
EHzabeth Cooledge daughter of John and Hannah Cooledge 

borne : the 26 3'"° 
Ebeneifer son of Obadyah and Heafter parry borne the 20 the 

Qth mo 

Dauid Sangar : son of Richard and Maiy Sangar borne : the 21 

(10) mo 
Mary Sandors daughter of Willyam and sary sandors borne the 30 

of the 9™° 
Grace Huermore : daughter of Samuell & Hanah borne y^ 28 7 ""^ 
Deborah shattach daughter of phiHp and deborah : Borne the 11 

of October and dyed the 19 of the same : 
Jofeph MorfT son of John and abigall Morff borne the 25 of 

Auguft 
John Cuttinge and Sufan Harrington Joyned in Marryage the 9*^ 

of the 12"^° 
Rachaell Jenifon daughter of Samuell and Judeth Jenifon borne 

the 8 of the 8™° 
Sarah Stearnes Daughter of Samuell and Hannah Stearnef borne 

the 23 of aprill 
Sary Herington daughter of Robert and Sufan Herington borne 

10 of May 
Samuell Norcrofs son of Richard and Mary Norcrofs Borne the 

4th of May 
Hannah Kemball daughter of John and Hannah Kemball borne 

the 1 1 of July 
Hannah Cooledg daughter of Simon and Hannah Cooledge Borne 

the 2^ of December 
Nathan Fiske son of Nathan and Elizabeth Fisk borne the 3*^ of 

January 
John Applin and Bethshuah Bartlitt Joyned in Maryage the 23 

I of the 9'^ mo 
Hefter Bullard daughter of Jonathan and Hefter Bullard Borne 

the 13 of auguft 
Grace warrin daughter of danill and Mary warrin borne the 14 

of March 
Mary Norcrofs wife of Richard Norcrofs dyed 24 1 3™° 
Grace wetherill : wife of John wetherill dyed the 16 of December 

1 aged abought 75 yeares 
John parkhuft son of John and abigall parkhuft borne the 26 of 
j February 
jlonathan Gearffeild son of Jofeph and Sary Gearffeild borne the 

', 1 7 of February 
]V^rcy Jenifon daughter of Samuell and Judeth Jenifon borne the 

28 of February 
[71] 1671. Benjamin Willington and Elizabeth Swetman 

Joyned in Mariage the 7'^ of December 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 35 

Samuell Danill and Mary Grant Joyned in Maryage the the 10 of 

May 
Mary Lawrance daughter of George and Ehzabeth Lawrance 

borne the 1 1 of December 
Elizabeth Dix daughter of John and Elizabeth borne the 4''^ of 

December 
Samuell Church and Rebeckah Shattack Joyned in maryage the 

7'h of the 12 ""o 
Mary whetny the wife of Jofhuah whetny deceafed the 17 of 

March 
Hannah Flegg daughter of Thomas and Rebeckah Flegg borne 

the 24 of the 2<^ mo 
Anna Spring daughter of Henery and Mehitabel Spring borne 

the 21 of September 
Abigail Whitacar daughter of John and Elizabeth whitacar borne 

the 14 of May 
Isaiah whetny son of Thomas and Mary whetny borne the 16 of 

September 

[73] 1672. Ebeneazar whetny son of Richard and Martha 
whetny borne the 30 of June 

John wetherill aged abought 78 years dyed the 23 of June 

Grarce prife daughter of willyani and Mary Borne the first of 
august 

Sary Nevinfon daughter of John and Elizabeth Nevinfon borne 
y« 22 of July 

Abigail Child daughter of Richard and Mehitiball Child borne 
the 16 of June 

Nathanell Fifk son of John and Sary Fifk borne the 1 1 of Sep- 
tember 

Johannah perry daughter of John and Sary perry borne the 8 day 
of November 

Abyell Barnad the wife of James Barnad, dyed the 27 of the 

^yth mo 

Mary Bloyce the wife of Edmund bloyce dyed ^he 29 of May 
Elizabeth Ston daughter of John and Sary Ston borne the 13 of 

november 
Henry Thorp dyed the 21 of May 
Martaine Vnderwood dyed the 7 9'^ '"o 
Jonathan Bullard son of Jonathan and Hefter, Borne the 25 of 

December 
Willyam Shattack dyed the 14 of august 
phillip Shattack son of phillip and deborah Shattack borne the 

26 of January 
Abigail mixer the daughter of Ifaack and Rebeckah mixer borne 

the 4''^ of the 9''^ mo 
Elizabeth Randall widow dyed the 24 of December aged abought 

80 yeares 
Samuell Straton dyed the 25 10''^ mo 

Peter Nucom and Sufan Cuttinge wear maried the 26 of June 
John Applin son of John and Bathfhuah borne the 15 of October 
Elleafah Randall son of John and Sufann Randall Borne the 30 

of aprill 



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Sary grant the daughter of Caleb and Mary Grant borne the first 

of June and dyed the iS of the same month 
edvvard Gearffild dyed the 14 of June aged abought 97 
Henery Freeman departed this life the 12 of November 73 
Dauid Ston son of Simon and Mary Ston borne the 19 of 

October 72 
James straton son of John and mary straton borne the 18 of 

January 
Robert Danill son of Samuell and Mary Danill borne the 23 of 

aprill 
John Dix son of John and elizabeth borne the sixt of march 
Hanah Smith Daughter of John and Mary Smith borne 27 of 

December 
Sary waight daughter of John and Mary waight borne the 26 of 

October 
Rebeckah Church daughter of Samuell and Rebeckah borne the 

laft of the io"i° 
Elizabeth Bidleftone dyed the firft day of the Fift month 

[73] 1672. Jofhuah whetny and abigall Tarball Joyned in 

maryage the laft of September 
Sary liuermore daughter of John and Hannah liuermore borne 

the 18 of the 12 month 
Jofeph whetny son of Jonathan and Lidya borne the 10 day of 

march 
Mary Johans daughter of Jofiah & Lidiah Johans borne the 10* of 

December 
Johannah Ferry daughter of John and Sary Perry borne the S'*^ of 

november 
Ifaack Meddup son of Daniel and Bethia borne the 22 of 

December 
John Smith son of Daniel and Mary borne the 13 of July 

[74] 1673. Johanah Shattack daughter of willyam and Sufan 

Shattack dyed the 4*^ of Aprill 
Samuell Sternes son of Samuell and Hannah Sternes borne the 

29 of march 
Samuell Liuermore son of Samuell and Annah Liuermore borne 

the 27 of Aprill. 
John pearfe son of Jofeph and martha Pearfe borne the 27 of may 
John whetney widower deceafed the firft of June 
Marry Gearfteild daughter of Samuell and Mary Gearffeild Borne 

the 4'^ of June 
Sufan Cuting daughter of John and Sufan borne the 4**^ of June 
David Harington son of Robert and Sufan Harington borne firft 

of June 
Elizabeth Chadwick daughter of John and Sary Chadwick borne 

the 8«h of May 
John Whetny widdower deceafed the firft of June : aged abought 

84 yeares 
Elizabeth Warrin Daughter of John and Mycholl Warrin Borne 

the 8 of July 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 37 

Benjamin Eddy son of Samuell and Sary Eddy borne the i6 of 
AwlamGdle and Sarah Fisk Joyned in Manage the third of 
Ha'nTl^TowLfend the Daughter of Martains and Abigail Towne- 

Ma,;"w:ol.f:r'DLghtefo7Tho.as and Sary WooUfen borne 
Ablg^alf morDalTghter of John and abigall Morfs borne the .3 
Samud! jTn^™, son of Sanruell and Judah Jenifon borne the ,. 
Sufanahtmball daughter of John and Hannah kemball borne 
N*ha:,eiryhX and Sary Hagar Joyned in Maryage the ,. of 
Abtau'morfs Deughter of John and abigall morfs dyed the 8 day 
Sary Ge"rffeild daughter of Joseph and Sary Gearffeild borne 

M"Rreh°rd"Nor"ofs widdower and^Sufan Shattack widdow 
^^S:^^&^^ B^*3huah AppUn borne 
ElSbeth slithlughter of danill and Mary Smith borne the .5 
EhlaSc^oledge daughter of John and Hannah Cooledge borne 

the first of noveiTibei- ,„ i c^^v borne the 8 of auguft 

phebeBarnad daughter of John and Sary boinet -^^^ ^f 

Thomas guy son of John and Hannah Guy borne tne 

mS whetny daughter of Thomas and Mary whetny borne the 

Re'beS fS daughter of Thomas and Rebeckah borne : the 

laft of January 1673 
[75] 1673 WiUyam Bull and abiah perry Joyned m Marryage 
Ei*:^hyimngELdaugl,ter of Beanjamin and Elizabeth, borne : 

the 29 of the 10 Mo 
Sj C JorepH Bowman son of Erancis and Martha Bow- 

the eleavent of January 



28 Watertown Records. 

Jofeph Ball son of John Ball Junior and and Sary his wife borne 

the 4*^^ of may 
Sufan Fisk daughter of Nathan and Fisk Junior and Elizabeth 

his wif borne 7* of aprill 
Samuel Bigulah and mary Flegg. Joyned in Maryage the third 

of June. 
Micall Flegg and Mary Bigulah Joyned in Maryage. the same 

day beinge the third of June 
Hefter parry daughter of obadiah and Hefter parry borne the 1 1 

of auguft 
Stephen Cooledge son of Simon and Hannah Cooledge borne the 

firft of June 
Charles Chaddwick Son of John and Sary Chaddwick borne the 

19 day of November 
Ebeneazur and Hanna Child : the Children of Richard and Mehit- 

tabell Child borne the 10 of november 
Danill Liuermore son of Samuell & Annah Liuermore borne the 

third of February 
Hannah Bullard. Daughter of Jonathan & Hefter Bullard borne. 

the third of February 
James price Son of Willyam and Mary price borne the 15 of 

March 
Richard Beech deceafed the 34 of October 
John Rogers aged abought 80 yeares. dyed 33 of December 
John Holland son of Nathanell & sary Holland borne the 7''' of 

aprill 
Hennery Bright senior, aged one hundred years and vpward 

deceaffed the 14 of September 
Nathannell Jones son of Jofiah and Lydiah Jones borne the 31 of 

december 
Jofeph Whittny and Martha beech Joyned in Marryage the 24 of 

January 
Samuell Browne son of Jonathan & mary Browne the 21 of 

October 
Ebeneazer Allin son of Daniell and Mary Allin borne the 26 of 

december 
Annah Allin daughter of Jofeph and Annah allin borne the 22 of 

the sixt mo 
Rebeckah Allin daughter of Jofeph and Annah allin deceaffed 

the 30 of January 
Willyam Rider and Hannah Lovet marryed the eleuenth of the 

G^ mo 
Mary peirfe daughter of Jofeph •& Martha peirfe borne the 26 of 

november 
Abigail parkhuft daughter of John and abigall parkhuft borne 

the 10''^ of September 
Jofiah Treadaway & Sary Sweetman Joyned in Maryage the 9'^ 

of June. 
Jofiah Treadaway son of Jofiah & Sary his wife borne the laft of 

February 
Samuell Ston son of John & Sary Ston borne the 14'' 12 mo 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 39 

John Traine and mary stubs Maried the 24 day of March 

a Child of simon ston and mary his wife borne the 4'^ of Auguft 

the same Child dyed the ninth of the Same month 
IfTack Stearnes the Son of Samuell and Hannah Stearnes borne 

the 31 of december 
Jofeph Smith and Hannah Tid ware married the the firft lo''^ mo 
Benjamin gearffeild son of Benjamin and Mehettabell gearfteild 

borne the 8 of the 3^^ m° 
Jofeph mixer son of Ifack and Rebeckah mixer borne the 7''^ of 

auguft 
Grace Haukins the wife of Timothy Haukins deceaffed the Sec- 
ond of January 
Mary Dix daughter of John and Elizabeth Dix borne the 27 of 

February 
Edward Goddard son of Willyam and Elizabeth Goddard borne 

the 24 of march 

[78] 1674. Ebenezer Child Son of Richard and mehittebell 

Child deceaffed the third of February 
Sary Gayle daughter of Abraham & Sary Gayle borne the 

lo'*^ 12 mo 
Samuel Daniel son of Samuell and Daniel borne the firft of 

aprill 74 
Sufan Cooke daughter of Gregory and mary Cooke dyed the 13 

of november 
Sary Hamond daughter of John and Sary Hamond dyed the 12 

day of September 
Richard waight son of Thomas and Sary waight borne the 29 of 

the eleventh mo 
Sarah Meddup daughter of Daniell & Bethiah borne the 14 of 

february 

[79] 1675. Nathanell Whetny son of Nathaiiell and Sary 

whetny borne the 25 of March 
John Bigulah son of Samuell and and mary Bigulah borne the 

ninth of may 
Rebeckah Stratton daughter of John and Elizabeth Stratton borne 

the sixteene of may 
Sary Flegg daughter of John and Mary Flegg borne the Fift of 

June 
Mary Warin daughter of John and Michall Warrin the 25 of may 
Hannah Kemball daughter of John and Hannah Kemball deceaffed 

the third of may 
David Herrington son of Robert and Sufan Herrington dyed the 

II of march 
Hugh Faffant aged aboght 63 years deceffed the 13 of June 
Abia Bull daughter of willyam and abia Bull borne the third of 

July 

Martha Jewell daughter of Jofeph and Martha Jewell borne the 

25 of July 
Jonathan Stimfon son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Stimfon borne 

the 8 of auguft 



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Hannah townefend daughter of Martaine & Abigail townef-end 
deceafled the 3*^ of September 

Sufannah Shattack daughter of philip and Deborah Shattack 
borne the Sixt of auguft 

John Shattack was drowned as he was paffinge over Charleftown 
Ferry the 14 of September 

Sarah perry daughter of John & Sarrah perry borne the Eleventh 
of July 

Dauid Mead and Hannah warrin Joyned in Marryage the 24 of 
September 

Capt Richard Beeres waf slayne by the indians the 4* of Sep- 
tember 

John Chennery wounded by the Indians, the 4'^ of September 
dyed the 5* of the same m° 

Abigail whetny daughter of Jonathan : & Lydia whetny borne 
the 18 of auguft 

John Traine widdower, & Abigail Bent widow Joyned in Mar- 
riage the 1 3 of October 

John Shattack was drowned att Charleftown Ferry the 

Sarah Woodward daughter of George and Elelibeth Woodward 
Borne the third of October 

Timothy Haukins & mary Fisher Joyned in marriage the 21 of 

July 

Sufannah Ston daughter of Simon and Mary Ston Borne, the 4'^^ 

of November 
Abigail Fisk daughter of John & Sary Fisk borne the S of October 
John Trayne Son of John & mary Trayne borne the 1 7 of Decem- 
ber : and dyed the laft of the same m° 
Elizabeth Nevenfon daughter of John & Elizabeth Nevenfon 

borne the 22 of October 
Sary Smith daughter of Daniell & mary Smith borne the 27 of 

December 
Jofeph Liuermore son of John & Haiiah Liuermore Borne the 27 

of the II M° Calld January 
Abigail Fisk daughter of nathan & Elizabeth Fisk Borne the 18 day 

of February 
Beiiony GearfFeild son of Beniamin & Mehittabell Gearffeild 

borne the 4'*^ of December 
Mehittabell Gearfteild the wife of Benjamin gearffild deceafled the 

9 of the 10 m° 
Daniell Mixer son of Ifaack & rebeckah Mixer Borne the 21 of 

the 12 m° 
John Bright & Mary Barfham Joyned in marryag the 7 of May 
David Fisk. and Elizabeth Reed Joyned in Maryage : the 15 of 

december 
Samuell Daniel son of Samuell and Daniel Dyed the 21 of 

June 
Thomas Liuermore son of Samell and Anna Liuermore borne the 

rth J jmo 

[80] 1675. Jofeph Whetny son of Jofeph and Martha Whetny 
borne the 15 of august 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 41 

Sary Smith Daughter of John & Mary Smith borne the 7'^^ of 
June 

[81] 1676. Daniell Cooledg son of John and Hannah Cooledge 

Borne the 24 of april 
Ebeneazur page son of Samuell & Hanah page Borne the 1 7 day 

of June 
Nathan Fisk deceafled the 21 of June 
Dauid Fay the son of John and Mary Fay deceafled the 28 of 

September 
Mary Fay daughter of John and Mary Fay deceafled the second 

day of auguft 
John Child the hufband of Mary Child deceafled the 15 day of 

October 
Mehitabell Child the wife of Richard Child deceafed the 18 of 

auguft 
Mergrett Fames daughter of John and Mary Borne 25 8™° the 25 

8 month and dyed the 2^ of the 9"^° 
Gerfhom Fames dyed the 25 of the 9"^° 

John Page aged abought 90 yeares deceafled the 18 of December 
Sary Parkhuft Daughter of John & Abigail Parkhuft borne the 

26 of november 
Elizabeth Holland Daughter of Nathanell & Sary Holland borne 

the 18 of June 
Sary Chadwick Daughter of John & Sary Chadwick borne the 

28 of november 
Jofeph Vnderwood Deceafled the 16 of the 12 m° aged abought 

62 yeares 
Lydia Cooledge daughter of Simon and Hannah Cooledge borne 

the third of february 
Mergret Stratton deceafled the 7 of December aged abought 81 

yeares 
Enoch Lorance & Ruth Shattack Maryed the the Sixt of march 
Anna Bowman daughter of Frances and Martha Bowman borne 

the 19 of September 
John Vnderwood son of Jofeph and Elizabeth vnderwood borne 

the sixt of march 
John Woods son of Samuell and alee woods Borne the 4* of 

march as ould England account 
Richard Sawtell Junior dyed auguft the 9'^ according to England 
Hannah Bartlitt widow deceafled the 1 1 of July 
Elizabeth Jenifon Daughter of Samuell and Judeth Jennifon 

borne the 17 of Aprill 
Deliverence Eddy Daughter of Samuell & Sary Eddy borne the 

15 of July 
George Woodward Dyed the thirty firft of may 
Elizabeth Gearfild the Daughter of Samuell and Mary Gearfeild 

the 26 of September was borne 
Jofliuah Bigulah and Elizabeth fleg were Joyned in mareage the 

20 of the 8 month 
John Hewes and Ruth Sawtell weare Joyned in mariage the <^^ 

of march 



42 Watertown Records. 

Jofeph Daniel son of Samuel and [Mary] Daniel borne the third 

of February 
Myhell Bairftow and Rebecah Thaine. weare Joyned in mariage 

the 12 of January 
Jonathan Sawtell the son of Jonathan and Mary Sawtell borne 

the 6'^ of aprill 
Mary Sawtell the wife of Jonathan Sawtell dyed aprill the 25 
Eliz Barron dyed the 30 of October 
abigall Barron the daughter of Eliz Barron Junor and Hannah 

Barron dyed the 14 of the 9""° 
James Treadaway son of Joliah and Sary Treadaway borne the 

17 8™o 
Ruth paflbn, the relict of Hugh paffbn dyed the twenty Eaight 

of auguft 

[82] 1676. Abigall Dix Daughter of John and Elizabeth Dix 

borne the 15 of march 
Mary Dix daughter of John and Elizabeth Dix dyed the 10 of 

June 
Abaiah Springe Daughter of Hennery and Mehetiball borne the 

the 6 of ii'"" 
Ifaac Sternes dyed the auguft 29 

Elizabeth Sternes. Widow dyed the 6*^^ of September 
Abiah Spring daughter of Henery & Mehitable Spring borne the 

6 of January 
Pheby waight daughter of Thomas and Sary waight borne the 25 

of July 

Benjamin Willington. son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Willington 
borne the 21 of June 

[83] 1677. Mary Stearnes Widow Deceaffed the 23 of aprill 1677 
Jofeph Smith Son of Jofeph and Hannah Smith Borne 19 Day of 

aprill 
Mary Rice the wife of Jofeph rice dyed the 13 of may 
Benjamin Perfe son of Jofeph and martha Perfe Borne the 25 

march on the firft day of 77 
Hephziba Ston daughter of John and Sary ston born the 5*^ of 

may 
Jerufa Gearffield daughter of Jofeph and Sary Gearffield born the 

Sixt of June 
Elizabeth Sternes daughter of John and Elizabeth Sternes borne 

the 23 of the 7^"° 
Pheby Page the relict of John Page deceaffed the 25 of September 

aged 87 
Jonathan Page son of John and faith Page borne the 24 of June 
Jofeph Woolfon son of Thomas and Sary Woolfon borne the 16 

of november 
John Flege the son of John and mary Flege borne the foarth of 

the ninth month 
John Hewes son of John and Ruth Hewes borne the 15 day of 

february 
Ann Shatack Daughter of philip and Deborah fhatack Borne the 

8 of December 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 43 

Ebeneazur Straton Son of John and Elizabeth Straton borne the 

z^ of november 
Lydya Cooldge daughter of Simon and Hannah Cooledge dyed 

the 24 of aprill 
Mary Cuttinge daughter of John & Susan Cuttinge dyed the 29 

of november 
Mary Haukins Daughter of Timothy and Mary Borne the 30 of 

aprill 
Mary Haukins wife of Timothy Haukins dyed the 17 of may 
Samuel Johans the Son of Joiiah and Lidia Johans Borne July 

the 9 
Nathanel Laurance fon of Enoch and Ruth Lauranc Borne the 2i 

of february 
Nathanell Fisk and mary Child Joyned in mariag the 13 of aprill 
Abigail mofs the daughter of John and Abigail Borne the 6 of 

auguft 
Joiiah Perry son of John and Sary Perry borne the 7'^ of De- 
cember 
Mary Bigulah daughter of Samuell and Mary Bigulah borne the 

i2'*> of September 
Mehitable mixer daughter of Ifaac and Rebeckah mixer dyed the 

25 of December 
Abigail Church daughter of Caleb and Johannah dyed the 2<^ of 

September 
Liddia Browne daughter of Jonathan and mary Browne borne 

the laft of march 
John Sternes son of Samuell and Hannah Sternes Borne the 25 

of June 
Jonathan Stone fon of Simon and Mary Ston Borne the 26 of 

December 
Jacob Willard and Mary white Joyned in mariage the 23 of 

October 
Willyam Whetny fon of Joshuah and Abigail Borne the laft of 

february 
Mehitabell mixer daughter of Ifaac and Rebeckah mixer was 

borne 22 9'^ mo 
Abigal Traine daughter of John and mary Borne the 5 of June 
Benjamin Garfeild and Elizabeth Bridge Joyned in mariage 17 

of January 
[84] 1677. Richard Gaall the fon of Abrahamand Sary Gaall 

Borne the 25 of September 
Jolhuah Bigulah son of Jofliuah and Elizabeth Bigulah Borne the 

25 of november 
Jofeph AlHn son of Jofeph and [Ann] Allin borne the 16 of 

June 
Edward Sherman Son of Jofeph and Elizabeth Sherman borne 

the 2d of September 
Thomas Chadwick Son of thomas & [Sary] Chadwick borne the 
John Gaal and Elizabeth Spring Joyned in mariage the 27 of 

September 
Mary applin daughter of John and Bethlhuah applin borne the 
ii''^ of October. 



44 Watertown Records. 

Nathanell Hamond son of John and Sary Hamond Borne the 25 

of July : and Dyed the 18 of februaiy 
Willyam Fisk son of Nathan and Elizabeth Fisk Borne the 5'^ of 

the io™° and dyed the 21 of the \o^° 
Joseph Price fon of willyam and Mary price borne the 2^ of 

November 
Martha Whetny daughter of Jofeph and Martha whetny borne 

the 20 of the 10 mo 
Theophelus Philips and Mary Bennet Joyned in marryage the 21 

of November 
Thomas Waight son of thomas & Sary waight vv^as borne the 

seventh of March. 

[85] 1678. Jonathan Livermore fon of Samuel and Anna 

Livermore borne the 19 of aprill. 
Hannah Rider daughter of willyam and Hannah Rider borne the 

4 day of aprill 
John Warin fon of John and michal warin Borne the 21 of may 
Nathaneell Fisk son of nathaneell and mary Fisk borne the 9'^ of 

June 
Ifaack and Rebeckah church son and daughter of Caleb and 

Joannah Church borne the 27 of June. 
Joannah Church wife of Caleb Church dyed the the ii'*^ of July 
Willyam Bull son of Willyam and Abiah Bull Borne 24 of May 
Daniel Livermore son of John and Hannah Livermore borne the 

8 of June 
Thomas Hamond and Elizabeth Noyfe Joyned in marriage the 21 

of august 
Abigail Smith daughter of Daniel and mary Smith borne the 3"^ 

of the io™° 
Richard Child and Hanah Traine married the Sixteene of 

January 
Elinor whitny, daughter of Jonathan and Lidia whitny dyed the 

23 of the 9'"<' 
Benjamin Whitny the son of Jonathan and Lidia whitny born the 

6 of January 
Gracejenifon daughter of Samuel and Judeth Jennifon Borne 

the 1 1 of Jfebruary 
Rachell Parkhust Daughter of John and Abigaill Parkhust borne 

the 30 of December. 
Richard Cutting dyed the 28 of January 
Ebenezer Straton Son of John and Elizabeth Straton dyed the 2'' 

of October. 
Mary Shattack Daughter of John and Sary Shattack Borne the 

14 of november. 
Daniel Warin and Elizabeth whetny married the 19 of the iC"" 
Sufannah warin daughter of Daniel and Mary Warin dyed the 15 

of October. 
John Fay and Sufannah Mofs married the 5'^ day of the 5'^ mo 
David Fisk son of David and Elizabeth Fisk Born the 1 1 of the 

lo mo. 
Jacob Peirfe son of Jofeph and Martha Peirfe borne the 25 lo™* 



Births^ Alarriages^ and Deaths. 45 

Elizabeth Eddy daughter of Samuel and Sary Eddy borne the z'^ 

of the 12™° 
John Kemball son of John and Hannah Kemball borne the 3^^ of 

the 6* mo 
Benjamin Peirfe and Hannah Brookes Joyned in marriage the 15 

of January. 
Captaine Hugh Mafon Dyed the 10* of October 
Anthony Peirfe Dyed the ninth of may 
Anna Nevinfon Daughter of John and Elizabeth Nevinfon borne 

the 2^ of October. 
Hannah Cooledg wife of Sg' John Cooledge Dyed the 33 of 

December. 
Sary Whetny daughter of Nathanell and Sary Whetny borne the 

13 of february 
Elizabeth Cutting daughter of John and Sufann Cuttinge borne 

the 10 of March 
Thomas Hamond and Elizabeth Noyss Joyned in marriage the 

21 of aguft. This laft is in before. 

[86] 1678. James Cady and Hannah Barron Joyned in 

Marriage the 14 of June 
Mary Weight widow dyed the 2r of January aged abought 72 

yeai-es 
Jane Barnad daughter of John and Sary Barnad borne the 17 of 

March 
Mary Holland, daughter of Nathanel and Sary Holland borne 

the 31 of October and dyed the 14 of november. 
Willyam Fisk the fon of Nathan and Elizabeth Fisk borne the 

10* of November. 
Hopestill Gall son of Abraham and Sary Gall borne the 12 of 

December 
Hopestill Gall dyed the 29 of the tenth month. 
Richard Gall dyed the 22 of March 
Nathanael Barfham and Elizabeth Bond Joyned in mariage the 

13 of march 
Thomas Whitney and Elizabeth Lawrance Joyned in maryage 

the 29 of January. 
John Willington fon of Benjamin and Elizabeth Willington borne 

the 26 of July. 
Rebeckah Dix daughter of John and Elizabeth Dix borne the 

firft of March. 
John Smith son of Jofeph and Hannah Smith Borne the 5' of 

Aprill. 
Abigail Meddup daughter of Daniel & Bethiah Borne the 23 of 

June 
[ Jonathan Morfe & Abigail Shattuck both of Watertown were 

Married the 17 Day of October A D 1678] 

[87] 1679. Mary Sternes Daughter of Samuel and Hannah 

borne the 5* of aprill 
[Abigail Morfe Daughter of Jonathan and Abigail Morfe Born 

Dec^ y« 5* 1679] 



46 Watertown Records. 

Mary Barron daughter of Elliz and Lydia Barron borne the 25 

of aprill and dyed the 26 of the fame month. 
Jonathan Rice son of Jofeph and Sary Rice borne the 26 of 

march 
EHzabeth Hamond the wife of Thomas Hamond dyed the fourth 

of aprill 
James Cady son of James and Hannah Cady borne the firft of 

aprill 
Lydia Sanderfon daughter of Willyam and Sary Sanderfon borne 

the 21 of aprill 
Elizabeth Vnderwood daughter of Jofeph and Elizabeth Vnder- 

wood borne the 8 of may 
Benjamin Mixer fon of Ifaac and Rebeckah mixer borne the 23 

of may 
Samuel Dauis Son of John and Mary Dauis borne the 14 of 

aprill 
Elizabeth Gearfeild Daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gear- 

feild borne the 30 : of June 
John Townend fon of Martaine and abigall Townend borne the 

26 of may 

Elliz Barron Junior and Mary Sherman Joyned in marriage the 

27 of may 

Corporall John Bond and Hannah Cooledge Joyned in marriage 

the 6'^ of august 
Seijant John Cooledge widdower and Mary Mattok Joyned in 

marriage the 16 of September 
Samuel Bigulah Son of Samuel and Mary Bigulah borne th the 

18 of September 

Thomas Vnderwood and Mary Palmer Joyned in marriage the the 

19 of november 

Stephen Cooke and Rebeckah Flegg Joyned in marriage the 19 

of november 
Deborah Shattack wife of Philip Shattack dyed the 24 of 

november 
Sarah Treadaway daughter of Jofiah and Sarah Treadaway borne 

the 18 of December 
Hannah Peirfe daughter of Benjamin and Hannah Peirfe borne 

the 25 of December 
John Fisk, and Abigail Parks Joyned in marriage the 9 day of 

December 
Elizabeth Traine daughter of John and Mary Traine borne the 

Sixt of January 
Ebenezur Browne Son of Jonathan and Mary Browne borne the 

10 of vSeptember 
Hannah Bairftow daughter of Micaell and Rebeckah borne the 

20 of January 

Amos Waight son of John and Mary Waight borne the 4'^ of 

January 
Jofeph vSherman son of Jofeph and Elizabeth Sherman born the 

8* of february 
Samuel Philips Son of theophilus and Mary Philips Borne the 

20 of february 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 47 

Ifaac MoiTe Son of John and abigall mofle born the fift of 

January 
Elizabeth Warrin daughter of Daniel warnn and Elizabeth borne 

the 1 6 of October 
James Liuermore son of John and Hannah Liuermore borne the 

13 of february 
Samuel Hamond son of John & Sary Hamond borne the 25 

february 
[88] 1679. Abraham Jackson and Elizabeth Bifco Joyned in 

marriage the 20 of november 
Deborah Ston daughter of John and Sary Ston borne the 25 of 

february 
Mathew Livermore son of Samuel and Hannah Livermore Borne 

the 12 of January 
Jonathan Straton Son of John and Elizabeth Stratton Borne the 

Sixt day of march 
Grace Warrin daughter of John and MycoU Warrm borne the 1 2 

of march . 

Samuel Hues son of John and Ruth Heues borne the 27 ot 

October . 

Philip Shattack and Rebeckah Chamberlin Joyned m marriage 

the II of february , 1 o r 

John Haftings and abigall Hamond Joyned in marriage the i» ot 

Abigall Haftings the daughter of John and Abigail borne the S'l* 
of December , r- 

James Johanz fon of Jofiah and Lydiah borne the fourth ot Sep- 
tember . , , -r,. 1,1 

Jonathan Bigulah Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Bigulah born 

22 march 
Samuel Bowman Son of Frances and Martha Bowman borne 14 

august 
Tames Cutting and Hannah Cotler married the 16 of June 
James Cutting Cutting Son of James and Hannah borne the 20 

of march , - 

Rebeckah Dix daughter of John and Elizabeth Dix dyed the lalt 

of march . , ^ .1 r 

John Cutting Son of John and Sufan Cutting borne the tenth of 

March ^ . t^ ., 

Elizabeth Price Daughter of William & Mary Price Borne the 20 

of March , . , ^ • .1 a c 

Jonathan Cooledge & Martha Rice Joyned in Marriage the 3^1 of 

December , . ,, . .1 re 

John Cooledge and Mary Mattacks Joyned in Marriage the 16 ot 

September ^ . , -n, .-1 ^ 

Samuel Smith son of John and Mary Smith was Borne the 10 

Thomas Hamond and Sary Pickard Married the 6*^ of december 
Elizabeth Gayle daughter of John & Elizabeth borne the firft ot 
June 



A.S Waterlo'ivn Records, 

[89] 1680. Jofeph Goddard & Deborah Treadaway were 

Joyned in marriage the 35 of march 
Jonathan Ball son of John and Sary Ball born the 29 of march 
Samuel Hues son of John and Ruth Heues dyed the S of aprill 
John Bond fon of John and Hannah Bond borne the 1 2 of aprill 
Hanna Rider daughter of Willyam and Hanna Rider born the 28 

of May 
Willyam Bond and Hephzi-bah Hastings Joyned in marriage the 

2^ of June 
Hannah Applen daughter of John and Bethfhuah Applen borne 

the 25 of march 
Timothy Haukins and Ruhamah Johnfon married the 13 of June 
Hannah Cooledge wife of Simon Cooledge dyed the 14 of July : 
John Gerfeild Son of Jofeph and Mary borne the eight of June : 
Mary Cooledg daughter of John and Mary Cooledg borne the 27 

of June 
Abigail Barron daughter of Elliz and Lidya Barron borne the 30 

of may. 
Judee Stratton daughter of John and Mary Stratton borne the 13 

of august 
Jofeph Sanderfon Son of Willyam and Sary Sandorfon born the 

28 of auguft 
Jofeph Child and Sary NorcrolT Joyned in marriage the 23 of 

September 
Thomas Bond, and Sary Woollfon. Joyned in marriage, the 30 

of September : 
Doratha Mixer daughter of Ifaac and Rebeckah Mixer borne the 

27 of September 
Jolias pery son of John Pery and Sary Pery dyed the 13 of 

november 
John Whetny Son of Jofeph and Marrtha Whetny born the 39 

of July 
Thomas Gearfeild Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth borne the 12 

of December 
Elizabeth goddard daughter of Jofeph and Deborah Goddard 

borne the 8 of January 
Hephfibah Cooledge Daughter of Nathanell and Mary Cooledge 

borne the 27 of February 
Grace Laurence the daughter of George and Elizabeth Laurence 

borjie the 2^ of June --j ^ 

[ohn ^^dwick son ofi Thomas^nd Sary Chadwick borne the 20 

5er — ^^ ^ 

Hannah FislTHaughtei^^f-^^thanel & Mary Fifk borne the 29 of 

Auguft 
Mary Gaelic the daughter of Abraham & Sary Geale borne the 

27 of march 
Elizabeth Hewes daughter of John and Ruth Hewes borne the 

27 of January 
Mary Parkhust the wife of George Parkhuft dyed the 9'^ of march 
Sary Rice the Daughter of Jofeph and Sary Rice borne the 14 of 

February 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 49 

John Whetny son of Jofeph and Martha Whetny Borne the 29 of 

July: 
[90] 1680. Deborah Dix Daughter of John and Elizabeth Dix 

borne the 20 of July 
Serieant John Randall dyed the 16 of June 
Dennis Hedly and Johanah BuUard Joyned in marriage the 22 of 

Thomas Vndei-wood son of Thomas and Mary Vnderwood borne 

the 20 of October . 

John Gebfon and Hannah Vnderwood Joyned m marriage October 

Sifencl Gebfon Daughter of John and Hannah borne the 17 of 

December , . • l\ ^ 

Jonathan Phillips and Sary Holland Joyned in marriage the 26 

of January ^^ , , c 

Hannah Hamond Daughter of Thomas and Sary borne the i:, of 

November. . , , ..i /: r 

John Weight son of Thomas and Sarah Weight borne the 16 ot 

February , 0.1, r t 

Jofeph Smith son of Daniel & Mary borne the %'^ of June 
Elizabet Smith widow dyed the 27 of July ^ ^ , .„ 

John Gayle son of John & Elizabeth borne the 5* of Apnll 

[91] 1681. John Chad wick son of John and Sary Chadwick 

borne the q''^ of Aprill a c \ ^^^ 

Tofeph Grant son of Caleb and Mary Grant borne the 3^ of Apnll 

Abigail Sternes Daughter of Samuell and Hannah Sternes borne 

the 16 of Aprill _,. , , ^r 1 j 

Jofeph Vnderwood son of Jofeph and Elizabeth Vnderwood 

borne the 28 of May , , , .i, r t 

Daniell Smith, the hufband of Mary Smith dyed the 7^ of June 
Elizabeth Child daughter of Richard & Hannah Child borne the 

4'h of July 
Elizabeth Phillips widdow deceaffed the 27 of June • 
Sary Rice daughter of Jofeph and Sary dyed the 20 of June 
William Nevinfon son of John & Elizabeth Nevinfon Borne the 

26 of Tune , . . ^i ^, 

Nathanael Bright and Mary Cooledg Joyned in marriage the 21 

H^nn^Ih Kemball Daughter of John & Hannah borne the 8 day 

EHzabeth Parkhuft Daughter of John and Abigail Parkhust 

borne the 18 of September ^,. , , , ^i ^ ^e 

Ruth Warrin Daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth borne the 15 ot 

MarT Thatcher Daughter of Samuel and Mary 31 of August 

Sa^y^Bigulah Daughter of Samuel & Mary borne the first of 

Ruth^Hedly Daughter of Dennis & Joannah Borne the 15 of 
August 



50 Watertown Records. 

Daniel Herrington and Sary Whetny Joyned in marriage the 1 8 

of October 
Elizabeth Perry Daughter of John and Sary Perrey borne the 2^ 

of November 
Corporal Thomas Straight dyed the 22 of November 
Widdovv^ Mixer dyed the 24 of November, name Sarah 
Willyam Bond son of John & Hannah Bond Borne the 3^^ of 

November 
Sarah Child Daughter of Jofeph & Sarah Child Borne the 11''^ 

of November 
Peter Jennifon son of Samuel & Judith Borne the first of October 
Samuel Sherman son of Jofeph and Elizabeth sherman Borne 

the 28 of November 
John Herrington and Hannah_Wijiter Joyned in marriage the 17 

of November 
Mathee Houldinge wife of Richard Houldinge dyed the 6'^ of 

December 
Ruth Eddy daughter of Samuel and Sary Eddy Borne the 3*^ of 

November 
Mary Cooke the v^^ife of Gregory Cooke, dyed the 17 of August 
Gregory Cook and Sufanne Goodw^in Joyned in marriage, the 

first of November 
Muning Sawin, and Sary, Stone Joyned in marriage the 15 of 

December. 
Bethiah Treadaw^ay Daughter of Jofiah and Sarah Treadaw^ay 

borne the 2^ of December 
John Bigulah Son of Jofshuah and Elizabeth borne 20 of 

December 
Martha Peirce the Daughter of Jofeph a Martha Born the 24 of 

December 
Margeret Bond Daughter of Willyam and Hephziba borne the 

first of October 
John Traine dyed the 29 of January 
Sary Clary the wife of John Clary Dyed the 23 of October 

[93] 1 681. John Liuermore son of Samuel and Anna Liuer- 

more Borne the 24 of february 
Elizabeth Stimfon Daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth born the 

31 of January 
Abigail Peirce the Daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth borne the 

3^^ of January 
Benjamin Browne son of Jonathan & Mary Born the 27 of 

february 
Jofeph Shattack son of Phillip and Rebeckah born the 12 of 

August 
Daniel Smith son of Jofeph and Hannah Smith Borne the 26 of 

September 
Simon Cooledge and Prifcilla Rogers Joyned in Marrage the 19 of 

January 
Nathanel Healy & Rebeckah Hagar Joyned in marriage the the 14 

of July 
Mary Beeres Daughter of Elnathan and Sary Beeres Borne the 

iit^> of March 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 51 

Ifaak Whetny son of Jofeph and Martha Borne the 10''' of March 

and dyed the 30 of the same month 
Thomas & Edward Applln sones of John & Bethshua Applin 

Borne the 15 of March 
Sary Joans daughter of Jofiah and Lydia Joanes Borne the sixt 

of february 
Mary Geale the wife of Richard Geale dved the 2^ of August 
Abigal Geale the Daughter of Abraham & Sary Geale Borne the 

12* of March 
Sufannah Grout Daughter of Jofeph and Sufannah borne the lafl 

of March 
Jeremiah Mofr& Abigail Woodward Joyned in marriage the 13 

of January 
Jonathan Tayntor & Elizabeth Warrin Joyned in Marriage the 

6''^ of December 
Hannah Meddup daughter of Daniel Bethiah borne the the laft of 

July 

Beriah Bemefh fon of John & Mary born the 23 of June 
Sary Gayle daughter of John & Elizabeth borne the 12 of 
December 

[93] 1682. Benjamin Pearce Son of Benjamin & Hannah 

Pearce borne the 29 of Aprill 
Rebeckah Healy Daughter of Nathanell and Rebeckah borne the 

19 of May 
Mary Beeres Daughter of Elnathan and Sary dyed the firft of 

May 
Sefferanna Treadaway Wife of Nathanel Treadaway Dyed the 23 

of July 
Jonathan Tainter son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Borne the 1 2 of 

July 

Edward Applin the son of John and Bethshua Applin dyed the 

4* of Aprill 
Hannah Herrington Daughter of John & Hannah Herrington 

borne the 9* of August 
Rebeckah Ston daughter of John and Sary Ston borne the 29 of 

August 
Samuel Mofle son of John and Abigail Moffe borne the 21 of 

June. 
Mary Gibfon daughter of John and Hannah borne the 27 of July 
Jofhua Child son of Richard and Hannah Child Borne, the 30 of 

December 
Elizabeth Chadwick Daughter of Thomas and Sarah borne the 

last of October 
John Traine son of John and Mary Traine borne the 31 of 

October. 
Mary Bright Daughter of Nathanel and Mary Bright Borne the 

7'^ of October 
• Jofeph Hastings and Ruth Rice Joyned in marriage the 2 1 of 

November 
Ruth Hastings wife of Jofeph Haftings dyed the 28 of January 
Jofeph Sternes Son of Samuel and Hannah Sternes Borne the 1 1 

of December and dyed the 4*1^ of February 



52 Watertown Records. 

Jofeph Grout son of Jofeph and Sufannah Grout borne the sixt 

of February 
Jofhuah Vnderwood son of Jofeph and Elizabeth borne the laft 

of January 
Mary Bright Daughter of Nathanel and Mary, borne the 7* of 

October 
Sary Philips daughter of Jonathan & Sary Philips borne the 14 

of September 
Rebeckah Mixer the wife of Ifaack Mixer dyed the 16 day of 

March 
Ann Perfe the widdow of Anthony Perfe dyed the 20 of January 
Sary Hamond daughter of Thomas and Sary borne the 30 of 

January 
Charles Chadwick dyed the 10 of Aprill ageed 86 yeares 
Rebeckah Stearnes Daughter of John and JuTdah borne 21 of 

March 
Rebeckah Shattack daughter of Phillip & Rebeckah borne the 

tenth of March 
Mary Thatcher Daughter of Samuell & Mary dyed the fift of May 
Edward Dix son of John and Elizabeth Borne the 25 of Sep- 
tember 
John Fish son of Nathan and Mary born the 17 of March 
Richard Beeres son of Elnathan and Sary borne the second of 

february and dyed the 14 of March 

[94] 1682. Jofeph Goddard the son of Jofeph and Deborah 

borne the 7* of November 
Samuel Sherman son of Jofeph and Elizabeth borne the 28 of 

November 
Ifaack Whetny son of Jofeph & Martha Whetny borne the 26 of 

February 
Jofeph Weight son of Thomas & Sarah borne the 4''' of february 
John Warrin & Mary Browne Joyned in marriage the 22 of 

march 
Sufannah Bemifh Daughter of John & Mary borne the 24 of 

December 
Mary Vnderwood daughter of Thomas & Mary borne the 5"^ of 

June 
John Barnad & Sary Cutting Joyned in marriage the 5'*^ of March 
Jonathan Smith was joyned in Marriage to Jane Pebodythe 16 of 

[March] 
Hannah Morfe Daughter to Jonathan & Abigail Morfe Born 

Sep"" 3^^ 1682 

[95] 1683. Ebeneazur Chadwick son of John and Sary borne 

the third of May 
Samuell Thatcher son of Samuell and Mary borne the eight of 

Aprill 
Haiia Bond Daughter of John & Hanna Bond borne the the first 

of July 
Jofhuah Barron, son of Eliz & Lydia Barron borne the fourth of 

May, and dyed the 6* of the same month 
Anna Fisk daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth dyed the 13 of July 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 53 

David Mixer son of Ifack and Rebeckah Mixer dyed the sixt of 

agust 
Martha Cooledg daughter of Jonathan & Martha Cooledg born 

the 6'^ of June 
Abigail Treadaway daughter of Jofiah & Sary Treadaway borne 

the 24 of September 
Rebekah Gerfield Daughter of Jofeph and Sary borne the 24 of 

September 
John Mofs the son of Jerimiah and abigall Mofs borne the 28 of 

March and dyed the S of June 
Abigall Mofs the wife of Jerimiah Mofs dyed the 13 of Aprill 
Abigaill Hely the daughter of Nathanel and Rebekah borne the 

21 of September 
Thomas Bigulah son of Samuel and Mary Bigulah Borne the 24 

of October 
Abigail Livermore Daughter of Samuel and Anna Livermore 

borne the ninth of October 
Thomas Fox and Elizabeth Chadwick Joyned in Marriage the 24 

of Aprill 
willyam Hagar dyed the tenth of January 
Samuel Warrin son of John & Michel Warrin Borne the 23 of 

January 
Anna Gerfeild daughter of Benjamin & Elizabeth Gerfeild borne 

the z^ of June 
Sary Willington the wife of Jofeph willington dyed the the 5'^ of 

february 
Benjamin Pears the son of Benjamin and Hannah Pears dyed the 

16 of November 
Daniel Gearfeild son of Samuel and Mary Gearfeild dyed the 13 

of February 
Daniell Herington son of Daniel and Sary Borne the 24 of 

February 
Willyam whetny son of Nathaniell & Sary whetny Borne the 6 

of May 
Jofeph Shattack the son of Phillip and Rebeckah Shattack dyed 

the 7 of November 
Benjamin Bigulah son of Jofhua and Elizabeth Bigulah Borne 

the 20 of January 
Mary warrin Daughter of Daniel & Elizabeth warrin Borne the 

25 of January 
Mary Parkhust daughter of John & Abigail Parkhust borne 23 of 

December 
John Townesend the son of Martin & Abigall Townesend dyed 

the last of September 
John Bacon son of Jacob & Elizabeth borne the 27 of February 
Daniel Baal son of John and sarai Baal borne the 'lA of August 
Johanna Eddy wife of John Eddy Se" dyed the twenty five of 

Auguft, Aged abought So yeares 
Willyam Perry Deceafled the 9*1^ of September 
Andrew Bull son of willyam and Abiah Bull borne the 14 of 

January 



54 }Vatertow?z Records. 

Samuel Stimfon of Jonathan and Elizabeth borne the 15 of 
February. 

[96] 1683. Corparall Samuell Sternes decefled the laft of 

Auguft 
Samuel Barnad deceafled the 8'^ of September 
Jofiah Treadawas son of Jofiah and Sarah died the 11 of 

December 
Mergret lue died the 15 of November. 
Willyam Bond son of Willyam and Hephzibah borne the 17 of 

November 
Robert Cutting, son of John & Sufan borne the 15 of October 
Stephen Peirfle son of Jofeph & Martha borne the 24 of October 
Abigail Grant daughter of Caleb and IMary borne the 27 of 

January 
Mary Grant wife of Caleb grant deceafed the firft of february 
Andrew Bull son of Willyam and abiah dyed the 14 of January 
Jonathan Sherman son of Jofeph & Elizabeth borne the 24 of 

February 
Martha Eiues the wife of Miles Eiues dyed the 15 of September, 

aged 77 
John Liuermore soil of John & Hannah dyed the 2^ of October 
Mary Gale daughter of Abraham and Sarah borne the 16 of 

September 
Steven Feirce son of Jofeph and Martha borne the 24 of October 
Jofep Mafon & Mary Fisk Joyned in marrige the 5* of February 
Thomas Bond son of Thomas & Sary Bond borne the 29 of Aprill 
Beriah Robenfon daughter of George & Sary borne the 7 of 

January 
Richard Cutting son of James & Hannah borne the tenth of 

December 

[97] 1684. Elizabeth Bacon daughter of Jacob & Elizabeth 

dyed the 1 2*^ of May 
Frances Bowman and Lydia Ston Joned in marriage the twenty- 
six of June 
Martha Vnderwood dyed the the 6^^ of May aged 82, or 83 
Abigail Rogers daughter of John and Abigail Rogers Borne the 

14 of Auguft 
Miles Eiues dyed the 26 of Auguft aged 76 

Sary Sawin daughter of Muning and Sary borne the 25 of Auguft 
Mary & Martha Liuermore daughters of John and Hannah the 11 

of Aprill were borne. 
Elizabeth Bond daughter of John and Hannah borne the 20 of 

March 
John Warrin son of John and Mary Warrin borne the 15 of 

March 
John White & Rebecka Bemis Joyned in marriage the 11 of 

Aprill 
Henry Bright the son of Nathanel and Mary Bright borne the 16 

of Auguft 
Jofeph Willington and Elizabeth Straight Joyned in marriage the 

6' of June 



Births^ Marriages attd Deaths. 55 

Ifaac Mixer and Elizabeth Peirce Joyned in Marriage the 17 of 

October 
Robert Jennifon the son of Samuel & Judeth borne the 24 of the 

S'^vlz^uly 
Nathanel Bond and Bethiah fuller Joyned in marriage the 37 of 

February 
Willyam Browne son of Jonathan and Mary borne the third of 

September 
Willyam Bond, son of Willyam and Hephzibaph — borne the 28 

of October 
Abigail Fisk Daughter of John and Abigail borne the 12 of June 
Lidia Chadwick Daughter of Thomas & Sarah borne the 22 of 

March 
Sufanna Low deceafed the 19 of Auguft aged about 86 
Jofeph Haftings & Martha Shepheard Joyned in marriage the 8* 

of January 
John Herrington son of John & Hannah borne the of October 
Daniel Cooledge son of John and Hannah Dyed the 24 of Sep- 
tember 
Lewes Johans Dyed the 11 of Aprill 

Ann Johans the Daughter of Joiiah & Lidia borne the 20 of June 
Alen flag and Sary Ball Jyned in marriage the 12 of march 
Benjamin Herrington & Abigail Bigilo Joyned in marriage the 

10* of December. 
Samuel Garfield S^'' son of