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Watertown Records 



COMPRISING 
THE FOURTH BOOK 

OF 

TOWN PROCEEDINGS 

AND 

THE SECOND BOOK 

OF 

BIRTHS MARRIAGES AND DEATHS 

FROM 
I738 TO l822 



PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION 

BY THE 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



Stanbope press c- 

F. H. GILSON COMPANY 
BOSTON, U. S. A. 



HIST. REF, 



PREFACE. 



This, the third published volume of Watertown Records, con- 
tains the proceedings of the town from March, 1727, to February, 
1745- 

The births, marriages and deaths include the years 1738 to 1822, 
and complete Volume II. of " Vital Statistics " as recorded by the 
town clerk. About twenty pages of " Purposes of Marriage " 
found recorded on loose leaves at the end of the town clerk's 
volume dating from 1792 to 1822 have also been printed, and 
will be found at the end of the volume. 

Bennett F. Davenport, 
Charles F. Fitz, 

For the Committee on Publication. 



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Watertown's Fourth 
Book of Records 

Begun in March 1727-8 

By 

JOSEPH MASON 
Town Clerk 



[WATERTOWN RECORDS. 



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Fourth Book, Town Proceedings.] 



1727/8 

March 
ith 



Voted and 
y e p r fent year. 



chofe for Selectmen for 



At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of Watertown, Quallified 
ye 4 tn According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs, 
Regulerly Warned ; And Afsembled on the fourth day of March 
1727/8 for Choice of Town officers &c 
Voted and Choofe Dea: Nathan Fiske Moderator for said 

Meetin S- f Dea: Nathan Fisk. 

Cap 1 Sam 1 : Harrington. 
M r Tho s : Coollidge. 
Dea. William Brown. 
U Rich d Coollidge. 
Dea Tho s : Livermore. 
M r Tho s : Biglo. 
Voted and choofe for Town Clerk & Town ( , ^ Mafon 
Treafurer |Josep ao 

Voted and choofe for first Conftable M r Joseph Harrington. 
Voted and choofe for second Conftable Ser* Joseph Pierce. 
S d Pierce refufed to serve, and paid his five pounds. 

CoIftab d le aSain an<1 Ch °° fe ^^{M'Tho- Harrington. 

( L* Joseph Coollidge. 
Voted and Choofe for Afsefsors ■< Cor 4 : Henry Bright. 

(Dea: William Brown. 
Voted and choofe for Sealer of Leather M r George Cutting. 
Voted and choofe for Sealer of waites & 
meafures 

Voted and choofe for fence Viewers 



M r John Kimball. 



Voted and 
Town Way's 



choofe for Surveigh re of 



f M r Josiah Perry. 
(M r John Stouel. 
Mefs rs . Joseph Holdin. 
W m Harrington. 
Allen Flagg & 
And w : White Jun r . 
Mefs rs . W m Hager Jun r . 
Joshua Child. 
John Bright & 
Sam 11 . Benjamin, 
r Mefs rs . Sam 1 : Geal. 

Voted and Choofe for Hogrieves J fo^L^emOTe. 

^ Samuel Barnard. 
Voted and Choofe for meafurer of Timber M r Sam 11 : Jenifon. 



Voted and choofe for Tythingmen 



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Put to vote whether the Town are of the mind to Let their 
Swine run at large this prefent year. And the vote pafs in the 
Affirmative, Put 

[»] 

Put to vote whether the Town are Willing that the School S ld be 
removed into Each Precinct, That each Precinct may be Equally 
benefitted with the School : And y e Vote paf c in y e Affarmitive. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will build Two School houfes, 
One in Each Precinct for the School to be keept in. 

And the Vote past in the Affarmitive. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will Choofe a Committee in Each 
part of y e town of Three Men in Each part, To view the places 
moft convienant where the Schoolhoufes S ld Stand and make re- 
port at y e Next Town Meeting. And the Vote past in the 
Affarmitive. 

Voted and Choofe Enf": Jonathan Stone Joseph Mafon & Tho s : 
Learned to be y c Comm tee . for y e Easterly part of y e Town, And 
John Cutting Cap* Sam 11 : Harrington and Zacheriah Smith to be 
the Com tee for the Westerly part of s d Town. 

i7 2 7 /8 At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown 

March 8 at M r ThQS . Leurned) Xhe Selectmen Adminif- 
tred to the following perfons the Oaths belonging to the Several 
refpective Offices they were chofen to viz*. 

To Joseph Mason y e office of Town Clerk & Town 
Treafurer. 

T °*te h S arr - n f " X the Oath of Conftable. 
& Tho s : Harrington ) 

To L l Joseph Coollidge y 

Cor 1 Henry Bright V the oath of Afsefsor. 
Dea W m Brown ) 

To George Cutting the oath of Sealer of Leather. 

To John Kimbal the oath of sealer of waites & Meafures. 

^° joh^^toueT } ^ e 0at ^ °^ ^ ence Viewer. 
Joseph Holdin 



To^ 



the oath of Surveigher, 



William Harrington 
Allin Flagg 
And w : White Jun r 
C W m Hager Jun r \ 
To < Joshua Child >• the oth of Tythingmen. 
( Sam 11 : Benjamin ) 
Sam 11 : Gale 
Sam 11 : Haftings 
Josiah Livermore 
Sam 11 . Barnard 



To J 



the oath of Hogrieve. 



The Selectmen at s d meeting ord red the Clerk to ord r John Kim- 
bal to fetch the Weights and Meafures from M r Stephen Cook's 
which belong to the Town. which was done Accordingly. 



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1728 At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at 

Apnl 22 j) ea . Nathan Fisk's on the 22 Day of April 1728. 

The Selectmen ord red y e Clerk to write Warrants directed to y e 
Conftables of s d Town (for y e Calling of a Town Meeting) which 
were done in the following words. 

Midd x : fs. To the Conftables of Watertown Greeting. 

In obfervance of a preceipt (to us directed) from the High 
Sherriff of his Majesties County of Midd x : 

In his Majesties Name You are hereby required to warn the 
freeholder's and other Inhabitants within the Eafterly & Wefterly 
Precincts in Watertown aboves d , who are Quallifyed According to 
Law to vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative, to Meet at the 
publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct in s d Town, on Mon- 
day the Sixth day of May Next Enfuing y e date hereof, at one of 
y e clock in the After Noon of s d day to Choofe a Reprefentative or 
Reprefentatives to Serve for and reprefent y e Town of Watertown, 
At a great & General Court Appointed to be Conviened, held & 
keept for his Majesties Service at y e Court houfe in Bofton on 
Wednefday y e Twenty Ninth day of may next enfuing the date 
hereof. 

You are Likewife required to Warn the Freeholders within s d 
Precincts who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in the 
Affair relating to Watertowns Proportion of the Sixty Thoufand 
pounds of Bills of Credit Granted by y e Great and General Court 
to be received by y e Several Town's of this Province. To meet 
at y e above s d Meeting houfe to meet at Two of y e Clock in the 
after noon of y e above s d Sixth day of May to know their Minds 
whether they will receive Watertowns proportion of s d Sixty Thou- 
fand pounds Bills of Credit, and if they Se caufe to receive the 
proportion of s d Bills belonging to Watertown afores d Then to 
Choofe Truftees to receive s d Bills of Credit and to give s d Truf- 
tees Directions how s d Bills shall be Lett out. 

You are alfo required to Warn the free holders and oth r Inhabi- 
tants within Said precincts who are Quallifyed According to Law 
to Vote in Town Affairs To Meet at s d Meeting houfe at three of 
the Clock in the Afternoon of s d Sixth day of May to hear the 
requeft of John Hager of s d Town for Altering the Town way 
leading through his Land. Hereof fail Not and Make return of this 
Warrant and Your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at leaft four 
houres before the times perfixt for s d meetings : Watertown April 
y e 22 in the firft year of his Majesties Reign Anno Domini 1728. 

^ Ord r of the Selectmen, 

Joseph Mason Town Clerk. 

At the above s d meeting y e Selectmen Stated the Surveighors 
bounds for mending Highways &c. which is as followeth, Jofeph 
Holden's to be all on the Eaft Side of y e lane from Cambridge 
line Near Tho s Wellingtons. S d lane leading by Kings, So by 

The 



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[4] 

. The Meeting houfe, So along by M r Shermans 

urveig ers ag ^ L ane runs t0 tn e r i verj including the 

Bridge over the brook which comes out of Mr Nathanael Harrifes 
Meadow. So the North part of s d line from the Meeting houfe. 

Andrew Whites Jun r . his bounds all the Highways &c. above s d 
Lane y e Meeting houfe to the Precinct Line & y e South part of 
s' 1 Lane from the Meeting houfe. 

Allin Flags bounds beginning at the Weft fide of Isaac Pierce 
Juner his houfe So upon a Streight line between Allen Flagg houfe 
and Deacon Sanderfons and So up y e lane by John Sanderfons 
and So to David Meeds including s d Meeds. All the High ways 
& Town ways on the Eaft side of s d line to the Precinct line. 

William Harringtons bounds, all the Ways on the Weft Side of 
the afores' 1 line between Flagg & Sanderfons. 

1728 At a General Town Meeting of the Free- 

May 6th holders and other Inhabitants of Watertown 
Quallified According to Law to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefenta- 
tive reguellerly Warned and Afsembled on the 6 th day of May 
1728 for to Choofe a Reprefentative. 

At Said Meeting Dea : Nathan Fiske was Chofen by the Maj r . 
part of the Voters To Reprefent y e Town of Watertown at a great and 
General Court to be holden at Bofton on y e 29 day of May Currant. 
1728 At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders 

May 6th & otn r inhabitants of Watertown regulerly 
Warned and Afsembled on the 6 th day of May 1728. 
Dea : Nathan Fiske was Chofen Moderator for s d meeting. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will receive their proportion of 
y e Sixty Thoufand pounds Bills of Credit belonging to Watertown. 
And y e Vote past in the Affarmitive. 

Voted and ChoOfe M r Jonas Bond L l Samuel Stearns & L* Joseph 
Coollidge to be Truftees for Watertown to receive s d Towns 
proportion of y e 60000 £ Bills of Credit. 

Put to Vote whether the s d Truftees Shall Lett s d Bills of Credit 
and in leting them, Not to lett to any perfon under Ten pounds 
nor to any perfon above Twenty pounds. 

And y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. Put 

[3] 

Put to whether the Town are Willing, that if there Should not 
appear perfons to take of Said Money According to y e Directions 
already given within a fortnight after the time Appointed by the 
Truftees to Lett s d Bills, that then y e Truftee Shall Let out what 
money remains According to their best Difcretion. 

And y e vote paft in the Affirmative. 
Put to Vote whether it be y e mind of y e Town that if y e Truftee 
Lay An Acc 1 before the Town at y e End of y e Year of their pro- 
ceedings that then y e Town will make the Truftees reafonable 
Allowance for their trouble. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 



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At s d Meeting the the Reportes of y e Com tees : Concerning the 
School houfes was laid before y e Town, which are as follow's. 

Watertown April 19 th : 1728. 

We the Subfcribers being a Com tee : Chofen by s d Town to 

View where the moft Convienant place for to Sett a School houfe 

in y e East Precinct of s d Town is, so as beft to Accomadate s d 

Precinct and having viewed and Conf idred the Scituation of s d 

Precinct are of Oppinion that some where Sixteen or Twenty Rods 

Eaft of y e Meeting houfe in s d Precinct near to M r Sherman's Wall, 

will be a place moft Accomadating for to Set a Scholehoufe on for 

s d Precinct. T n c . N 

Jona 11 Stone ) 

Joseph Mafon v Com tee : 

Tho s : Learned ) 

We the said Com lee : having viewed y e Scituation of y e Inhabi- 
tants are humbly of oppinion that the Schoolhoufe for the Weft 
Part of Watertown be Erected upon the Land of Dea : Tho\ 
Livermore, s d Land Lying on the Weft Side of y e Town highway 
about Thirty rods Northweft from Allen Flaggs Dwelling houfe. 
Dated at Watertown the 4 th day of May 1728. 

Samuel Harrington ^ 

John Cutting V Com tee : 

Zachriah Smith J 

Put to Vote whether the Town do Accept of of S d Reportes & that 
the Schoolhoufes be Errected at y e places set forth in S d Reportes. 

And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

At S d Meeting Nathanael Bright late Conftable of S d Town 
Laid an Acc* of John Kings Rates in his Lift of Rates wh ch were 
Committed to him to Collect in y e year 1724. before y e Town; 
Complaining y l y e S d King was gone before y e rates was made & 
de fired s d Kings rates Amounting to Twenty Shillings & 2 d might 
Sink. And the Town Voted y l S d Kings Rates Should Sinck in 
cafe he Never came back So as y l S d Rates Might be got. 

At this Meeting the Selectmen ordred the Town Treafurer To pay 
to M r Sam 11 : Jenifon five pounds (of that money due to the Town 
from Daniel Whetne)') in full For looking After Elnathan Whitney. 

[6] 

1728 At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown 

July 2d at Tho s . Coollidges on July the Second day 1728. 
At S d Meeting the Selectmen Agreed to Approbate but one perfon 
to keep a publick or licenced houfe in Watertown viz Tho s : 
Learned. And to Make a return to the Sefsions as followeth. 

To the Hon r able his Maj es : Justices of y e Gen 11 Seffions of 
the peace for his Majesties County of Midd\ 
The Selectmen of Watertown are humbly of Oppinion that one 
Tavern or Licenced houfe in S d Town is Sifficient for the Accom- 
madating of Travilers, and the Intereft of the Town, Accordingly 
the Selectmen Se caufe to Approbate M r Thomas Learned for this 
prefent Year, and No other. - Seamen. 

Watertown July y z\ 1728. Mafon Town ^ 



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1728. At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown 

Au 8 st : 12 on the 12 th day of August 1728. At L l Richard 
Coollidges the Selectmen being informed that one Mary Knap w tb 
a Child or Children was come into Watertown who came (by 
Enformation) Laft from Roxbury in y e County of Soffulk. y e Select 
ordered the Clerk to write a Warrant directed to Joseph Har- 
rington Conftable to Warn S d Mary Knap & Child or Children 
to depart out of S d Town forthwith, they refufing to Accept of her 
as an Inhabitant of s d Town. 

which was done Accordingly as recorded page y e 7 th . 

The School being Vacant y e Selectmen defire L*. Rich d Cool- 
lidge & Dea Thomas Livermore to Endeavour to procure a Sutable 
P'fon to keep y e Grammer and Englifsh School in Town. 

At S d Meeting y e Selectmen Appointed A Town Meeting and 
ordred the Clerk to write Warrants to the Conftables of s d Town 
in y e following words. To the Conftables of Watertown. You are 
hereby ordred to warn the freeholders and other Inhabitants within 
the Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of s d Town who are Quallifyed 
According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Monday the 
26 th day of August Currant at Two of y e Clock in the after noon 
of s d day for y e ends following : firft to know the Towns Mind 
whether they will choofe a Commite to Seek out and Survey y e 
Two Thoufand Acres of Land Granted by y e General Court to 
Watertown and Wefton, or whether they will Sell their Intereft in 
s f! Land. Secondly To know the mind of y e Town, whether for 
the future they will meet by turns in the publick Meeting houfes 
in y e Town to Manage y e bufinefs of Town Meetings. 
[7] which was done Accordingly. 

Middx fs. To Joseph Harrington Conftable of Watertown 

Greeting 

The Selectmen of s d Town are informed that there is one Mary 
Knap w th her Child or Children come into Watertown Sometime 
in the Later end of July Laft past who came (by Enformation) Laft 
from the Town of Roxbury in y e County of Suffolk and Now ref ides 
in the dwelling houfe of Jofeph Grout of s d Town of Watertown. 
She being und r Such Circumbftances y e Selectmen refufe to Accept 
of her & Child or Children to be Inhabitants in s d Watertown 
fearing She may prove a Charge to y e Town. 

You are therefore in his Maj es : Name hereby required forth 
with to warn the said Mary Knap with her Child or Children 
forthwith to depart out of Watertown and No longer to Abide 
therein the Selectmen refuiing to Accept of y e s d Mary &c to be 
Inhabitants in S d Town, hereof fail not and Make return of this 
Warrant & Your doings thereon unto the Selectmen or Town 
Clerk forthwith. Dated at Watertown the 12 th day of August in 
y e Second Year of his Maj e5 . Reign, Anno Domini 1728. 

^ ord r of y e selectmen 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 



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In obfervance of the above written Warrant I have warned the 
above Named Mary Knap forthwith with her child or Children to 
depart out of Watertown and no longer to Abide therein. 

Watertown Aug 5 ' : 12 th : 1728. Joseph Harrington Conftable. 

1728 At a General Town Meeting of the freehold" 5 

August 26. and other inhabitants of Watertown Quallifyed 
According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs regulerly warned, and 
Afsembled on the 26 day of August 1728. for y e Ends Set forth 
in y e warning. 

Voted and Choofe Joseph Mafon Moderator to Manage y e bufi- 
nefs of the Meeting. 

1. Put to Vote whether the Town will Choofe a Committee to 
Seek out and Surveigh (with Such Gentlemen as Wefton Shall 
Joyne w 4 S d Com tee ) the Two Thoufand Acres of Land Granted 
by y e General Court to Watertown and Wefton. And y e Vote 
past in the Amrmative. 

2. Put to Vote whether the Town will choofe Two perfons to 
be a Com tee for y e end above s d . And y e Vote past in 
Affarmative. 

3. Voted and Choofe M r Tho s Learned and M r John Cutting to 
be a Comm tee : for the ends above said. 

4. Put to Vote whether the Town do Impower the Committe 
aboves d (with Such as Wefton Shall Joyne with them) To procure 
a Surveigher and chain men to be und r oath to Surveigh y e aboves d 
Two Thoufand Acres of Land, and procure a plat of S d Land 
und r y e Surveighers hand and return y e Same to y e General Court 
at y e Next full Sefsion for their Conformation.* And y e Vote past 
in y e amrmative. 

5. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town to Meet by 
turns in the Publick Meeting houfes in the Town for the future to 
Manage the bufinefs of Town Meetings. 

[8] And the Vote past in the Negative. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown (at M r Learneds) 
on the 26 th day of August 1728. 

The Selectmen Appointed L l Richard Collidge and M r Thomas 
Coollidge to View the old pound and make Sale thereof and make 
Report of y e Sale thereof to y e Selectmen at their Next Meeting. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen ordred the Town Treafurer to 
pay out of y e Town Treafurey the Sum of Ninety Two pounds 
Eight Shillings to Jer : Allen Esq r Province Treafurer which is 
Watertowns Third fifth of the 50000 pound Loan. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at y e Houfe of 
Deacon Nathan Fisk's on the 30 th day of Septemb r 1728. 

the Wife of Obadiah Coollidge defired an order from the Select- 
men to receive her household goods w ch were lodged ^9 order of 
y e Selectmen at the Houfse of her Mother Rachel Goddards in 
order to remove with her Hufband to Malborough, there being 
* See plan of said land on file. — Eds. 



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Some probable profpeck of their Living together there and gain- 
ing a Comfortable Maintenance under this View the Selectmen 
are Inclined S d goods be delivered, and Acording order the Clerk 
to write an Order directed to M rs Rachal Goddard & Ebenez r 
Goddard to deliver to Obadiah Coollidge and his wife their 
houfhold Goods which by ord r of y e Selectmen were put under 
their Care. which was done as follow's. 

Watertown Sep* 30 th 1728. 

To M" Rachal Goddard and Ebenezer Goddard, whereas the 
Selectmen of S d Town by their Ord r of April 3 d 1727 ordred y e re- 
moval of Obadiah Coolledge Wife and Houfhold Goods to Your 
houfe to continue there under your care till further order of y e 
Selectmen. S l1 Obadiah Coollidges Wife defireing of y e Selectmen 
that she may receive her goods again in order to remove w th her 
Hufband to Malborough, their being a profpeck of their gaining 
a Comfortable Maintenance there, under this view the Select- 
men are Inclined that y e s d Obadiah Coolledge & Wife Should 
have their goods again. And Accordingly you the S d Rachal & 
Ebenezer Goddard are hereby ordred to deliver y e s d Obadiah 
Coolledge & Wife their houfhold Goods (which were lodged in 
your houfe by order of y e Selectmen as afores d ) when they Se caufe 
to call for them in ord r for removall. 

^ Order of y e Selectmen. 
[9] Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at y e houfe of Cap' 
Samuel Harringtons on the ninth day of December 1728. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen ordred the Clerk to write a War- 
rant directed to Joseph Harrington Conftable of S d Town To warn 
one Mary Holland (a young woman) to depart out s d Town who 
came Laft from the Town of Framingham Sometime (by Informa- 
tion) in the month of Sep 1 or Octb r . Laft paft who refides at the 
dwelling houfe of John Stouels in S d Town y e Selectmen Refufing 
to Accept of her to be an Inhabitant of S d Town. 

Which was done as followeth. 

Midd" fs, To M r Joseph Harrington Conftable of Watertown in 
S d County Greeting. The Selectmen of s d Town being Informed 
y l there is one Mary Holland alias Mary Holley a young woman 
come to Dwell in Watertown who came Laft from y e Town of 
Framingham in s d County (by information) some time in Sep 1 or 
Octob r Laft Paft and Now refides at the Dwelling houfe of of M r 
John Stouells in s d Watertown her Circumftances are Such that the 
Selectmen Refuse to Accept of her to be an Inhabitant of Watertown. 

These are therefore in his Ma j es : Name to Will and Require 
You the S d Joseph Harrington forthwith to Warn the S d Mary 
Holland to Depart forthwith out of Watertown and No Longer to 
abide therein the Selectmen refufing to Accept of her to be an 
Inhabitant of S d Town, And Make return of this Warrant and 
Your doings thereon forthwith to one one of y e Selectmen or Town 



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Clerk. Dated at Watertown aboves d the i o th day of Decemb 1 : in 
y e Second year of his Maj es Reign. Anno Dom* 1728. 

f Order of y e Seledtmen, 
The Return of y * Conftable. ' Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 
Watertown Decemb r : 11 : 1728. 

By Virtue of y e above written Warrant I have Warned the 
Above named Mary Holland forth with to Depart out of Water- 
town & no longer therein to Abide. 

Joseph Harrington Conftable of Watertown. 
To the Honourable his Majestiees Justices of y e General Ses- 
sions of y e Peace Now Sitting at Charlftown this 11 th day of 
March 1728/9. 

The Selectmen of Watertown Pray that this our Caution Againft 
Mary Holland Alias Mary Holley may be Accepted and Recorded. 

ord r of y e Seleatmen, 
[10] Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M r Thomas 
Learneds on the 17 th day of December 1728. At S d Meeting the 
Selectmen ordred the Clerk to Write a Warrant Directed to Joseph 
Harrington Conftable of S d Town to Warn all the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown (the other Conftable being ill) 
who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Precinct in S d Town on Monday 
the 23 day of December Currant at 10 y e Clock in the fore None 
for the Ends Set forth in the Warrant which is as followeth. 

Midd x fs. To M r Joseph Harrington Conftable of Watertown 
Greeting. 

Thefe are to Will and Require You forthwith to Warn all the 
Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Watertown who are Qualli- 
fyed According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs To Meet at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Precinct in S d Town on 
Monday the 23 d day of Decemb r Currant at Ten of y e Clock in 
the forenoon of s d Day for the Ends following viz* : 

1. To hear the Town Treafurers Acc\ 

2. To grant a Town Rate or Afsefsment for to pay Town 
Creditors their dues, the Support of y e Grammer and Englifh 
School in y e Town, the Support of the Poor &c. 

3. To grant the Sum of Ninety two pounds Eight Shillings 
to pay the fourth Payment of the Loan Publick Bills of 
Credit and to be added to the Town Rate aboves d or Afsefsed 
by it Self as the Town Shall Say. 

4. To know the Mind of the Town where the places for 
the Two School houfes (formerly voted by the Town to be in 
each Precinct) shall be; and whether the Town will grant 
a Sutable Some of money (to be added to the Town Rate 
aboves d ) in order for the erecting s d School houfes. 

j 5. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Grant 
a sutable Sum of money (to be added to y e aboves d Town 
Rate) in order to procure Two herfe Cloths for the Towns Ufe 
one for each Precinct. 



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You are Likewife required to Notifye Such Pfsons as are 
Town Creditors to bring in their refpective Acc ts or Credit to 
the selectmen on fryday the 20 th day of this Inftant Decemb 1 
at the Houfe of M r Thomas Coollidges (Inhold r ) in S d Town 
at one of y c Clock in the afternoon of s d 20 th day. Hereof 
fail not and Make timely return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or town Clerk before the 
time perfixt in this Warrant for s d Meetings, Dated at Water- 
town the 17 th day of Decemb r in y e second year of his Maj es : 
Reign Anno Domini 1728. ^ Qrder of yC Sele a me n, 

The Conftables Return. J ose P h Mafon Town Cler ' 

Watertown Decemb r y e 20 th 1728. In obfervance of y e within 
Warrant I have warned the Inhabitance within mentioned to Meet 
at times and places within mentioned. 

^ me Joseph Harrington Conftable of Watertown. 

[ii] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of 
M r Thomas Coollidges on the 20 th Day of December 1728. for 
the Receiving in of y e Town Creditors Credit or Acc ts : And the 
Creditors & there Credit are as followeth viz 1 : 



Col : Jonas Bond as Com tee man about y° 

Land & 1 day 5 / Expence 2/6 
Dea : Nathan Fiske for Serving Town 
Treafurer in y e year 1727 
For 2 days about y e Town Land in y e 

firft Com tee 5 / % 
For Expences on s d firft Committe 
Thomas Learned for 5 days in y e i st Com- 
mittee 5 / ^ 
For 1 1 days Service in y e Second Com tee 

for y e Town Land 8 / ^ 
For Expences 

For Timber for the Great Bridge 
John Cutting for 5 days Service i ft Com tec 
5/f 

For 17 days service Second Comittee 
8/f 

For Expences Second Com tee 
L\ Samuel Stearns For 3 days Service i st 
Com tee aboves d 5 / 

As Afsefsor for helping Making y e Town 
& County Rates in 1727 
Henry Bright for 4 days Service in y e i st 
Com tee aboves d 5 / 

And Afsefsor for help taking & perfect- 
ting the Invoice and making y e Prov- 
ince & County Rates y e year Currant 



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Eben r Stone for A Coffin for Elnathan 
Whitney 

W m White for 4 pieces of Timber for 
Beaver Brook bridge at 3 / 6 

Eph m Cutter for Serving Conftable the 
year 1727 
& for warning one Town Meeting 

Joseph Stratton for Serving Conftable ye 
year 1727 

& for warning 1 meeting 3 / & warning 

one P r out of Town 2 / 
George Harrington the overplufs Alow' d 

him for the pound 
For 105 feet of plank for Stoney brook 

bridge 

For 15 feet of plank for Mafters Brook 
For 4 Sleepers for Beaver brook bridge 
for 53 feet of 2 Inch plank for y e bridge 
by Aba m : Gaels & 1 5 feet for bever 
brook bridge after y e rate of 18 / 
hund d 

For one Slab for bulls Hill 

And w White Jun r for Timb r .for y e Bridge 

^ Joshua Warrins Jun r 
& for timb r for y e bridge ^ James Bar- 

nards 

Conftable Joseph Harrington for warning 
2 Pfons out Town 
for returning the precipt 2 / for warn- 
ing 3 Town Meetings at 3 / ^ and 
one Meeting of y e whole Town 6 / 

Conftable Tho s Harrington for warning 2 
Meetings & half 

Allen Flagg for Plank for y e Bridge over 
Chefter Brook 

Jofhua Grant for mending y e Schoolhoufe 
glafs 

Geo : Lawrance Jun r for Extreordinary 
Charges for Widow Wyeth 

L* Joseph Coollidge for helping Abo* the 
Invoice & y e Province & County 
Rates in 1728 

Dea : W m Brown as Afsefsor for help mak- 
ing ye Town & County Rates in 1727 
& for help taking perfecting y e Invoice 
& making y e Province & County Rates 
in 1728 

Jonas Bond for w* he overpaid of y e Town 
Rate Committed to him to Collect 





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Joseph Mafon for help making y e Town & £ f D 

County Rates in 1727 
for w l he paid for y e binding the fourth 

Book of Records &c 
Ye Year begins For the keeping of the Widow " 
10 day jan next Wyeth anothe year after y e 

Rate of \\£ 10 s ^ year: The Select- 
men Agreeing w ,h George Lawrence 

Juner to keep her a nother Year for 

y e Sum & he to find her Shoo's 
For Eph m Smith a poor blindman for 

one Year and for a Shurt 

[13] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown December y e 20 th : 
[728, at S d Meeting y e Selectmen ordred the Clerk to order 
the Town Treafurer to pay out of the Treafury the Sum of 
fourteen pounds Six (hillings to George Harrington it being 
for the New pound & for Six hundred of plank for the great 
Bridge. And to M r Thomas Biglo the Sum of Sixteen Shillings 
for four days work at the Great Bridge & & one Shilling for 
S peeks. 

To Joseph Mafon Town Treafurer. 
You are hereby ordred to pay out of the Treafury unto M r 
George Harrington the Sum of fourteen pounds Six millings it 
being for y e Pound & Six hundred of Plank. And to M r Thomas 
Biglo the Sum of Seventeen (hillings it being for four day work 
at y e great Bridge and Speeks. 

^ ord r : of y e Selectmen, Joseph Mafon 

Watertown Decemb r : Twenty firft 1728. Town Cler. 

Dec r 23 At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown regulerly Warned, And Afsembled on 

the 23 Day of December 1728. for the Ends Set forth in the 

warning. 

1. Voted and Choofe L l . Samuel Stearns to be Moderator for S d 
Meeting. 

2. A Lift of y e Town Creditors Acc ts . or Credit was red to the 
Town amounting to the Sum of Seventy Seven pounds Nine 
millings & Ten pence. And it was to put Vote whether the Town 
do grant all the particuler Sums in Said Lift to pay the Town 
Creditors. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

3. Put to Vote whether the Town do grant the Sum of fourty 
five pounds for the Support of y e Grammer and Englifh School 
for one Year, And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

4. Put to Vote whether the Town do grant the Sum of Ninety 
Two pounds Eight Shillings to pay the fourth payment of y e Loan 
Publick Bills of Credit. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

5. ' Put to Vote whether it be the mind of y e Town that y e Ninty 



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two pounds Eight Shillings granted to pay y e fourth payment of 
y e Loan Bills of Credit Should be Afseft by it Self. And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

6. Put to Vote whether the Town are of y e mind At this Meeting 
to fix the places in the two precincts for the Two School houfes, 
formerly Voted by the Town. And the Vote paft in the Negative, 
the Negative was defided by polling. 

7. Put to Vote whether the Town will grant a Sutable Sum of 
money in order to procure two herfe Cloths for the Towns Ufe 
one for Each Precinct. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

8. Put to Vote whether the Town do grant the Sum of Sixteen 
pounds to procure Two herfe cloths. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

9. Voted and Choofe the Deacons in Each PrecincT; to be a 
Committee to procure Said herfe Cloths as Soon as y e Money can 
be procured. 

At Said Meeting Conftable George Harrington Craved of y e 
Town to abate to him John Flags Rates in y e Lift of Rates Com- 
mitted to him y e s d Harrington to Collect also Nine Shillings Sett 
to M r Dan 11 Harrington in S d Lift which was George Phillips Poll. 
And the Town by A Vote Abated S d Flags Rates & S d Nine 
Shillings Set to M r Daniel Harrington. 

The Town did by a Vote alfo Abate to Joseph Child Jonathan 
Pages Rate in y e Lift of Rates Committed to him y e S d Child to 
Collect which was £1 = .6= 9. 

The Town by a Vote did abate to Joseph Coollidge five Shil- 
lings Set to Jonathan Page in the Lift of Rates Committed to him 
y e said Coollidge to Collect. 

[13] 

1728 At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown 
Dec r . 23. December the 23 d . Day 1728. At y e Houfe of 
Deacon Nathan Fisks the Selectmen Agreed that the following 
things Should be Delivered to Robert Gage for the Ufe of John 
Bacon viz' Two beds a Straw bed & an uper bed, a bedftead an 
part of a bed cord and an old Coverlet (thefe at M r Samuel 
Jenifons) And from Deacon Fifks a hat a pair of Gloves & Some 
other old cloathing. 

At said Meeting y e Selectmen ordred the Clerk to order the 
Treafurer to pay out of the money which Came into the Treafurey 
by the Sale of Elnathan Whitneys Mare. To M r Thomas Cool- 
lidge for digging s d Whitneys Grave and for Sundry things for his 
funeral the Sum of 

And To M r Thomas Biglo Eight Shillings which was for a Load 
of Wood for Elnathan Whitney. 

& To Jonas Bond for one Load of Wood for S d Whitney y e Sum 
of 8 s / . 

At Said Meeting ordred the Clerk to order ye Afsefors forth- 
with to Afsefs upon the Ratable Inhabitants of S d Town the Sum 
of One hundred and Thirty Eight pounds Nine Shillings and io d 



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being grants of y e Town Made this day at y e Gen 11 Meeting : unto 
which they are to Add the Sum of one hundred Sixty Eight 
pounds for the Miniftry by ord r of Gen 1 Court, likewife to order 
Said Afsefors to Afsefs upon S d Inhabitants the Sum of Ninety 
two pounds Eight Shillings. It being a grant of y e Town made 
this day for the payment of y e fourth payment of y e Loan Publick 
Bills of Credit : And to Afsefs it by it Self agreeable to y e Vote of 
y c Town, and to be paid in to the Town Treafurey by the Laft 
day of May next, in good and Lawfull Publick Bills of Credit on 
the Mafsachusetts Province. 

To U : Jofeph Coollidge Cor 1 : Henry Bright and Dea : William 
Brown Afsefsors of Watertown Gentlemen The following 

Grants were made At a General Town Meeting on the 23 day of 
December Currant by y e Inhabitants of S d Watertown. viz 1 : 

The sum of £77 =09 = 10 To pay Town Creditors and 

Support of y 4 e Poor. 

The sum of £ 45 — 00 — 00 for the Support of y e Gram r & 

Englifh School. 

The sum of £ 16 — 00 — 00 for to procure Two herfe 

Cloaths. 

w ch amounts to £ 138 — 09 — 10 
And the Sum of .92 — .8 — for to pay the fourth paym*. of 

y e Loan Bills of Credit. 
Which You are hereby ordred to Afsefs forthwith upon the Rata- 
ble Inhabitants of S d Watertown as followeth viz 

the Sum of ^138 — 9 — 10. 
unto Which you are to Add for y e Ministry y e Sum of 168 — ..— .. 
by ord r of Gen 11 Court, thefe to be An Afsefrn 1 by it Self. And 
the other Grant of y e Sum of 92 pounds 8 / for y e Paym 1 of 
y e Loan Bills of* Credit You are ordred to Afsefs by it Self 
agreable to y e Vote of y e Town ; And order the Conftables in 
your Warrants to them To pay the Same in to y e Town Treaf- 
urer by the Laft day of May Next in good and Lawfull Bills of 
Credit on y e Mafsachusetts Province. And return a Certificat of 
Your Doings upon the whole Seafonably to the Town Treafurer. 
order of y e Selectmen, 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

Watertown Dec r : 26: 1728. 
[14] 

Feb y . 21. 1728/9. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the Houfe of 
Dea : W m Brown, the Selectmen ordered the Clerk to write a War- 
rant Directed to Joseph Harrington Conftable of S d Town to warn 
all y e Freehold' 5 . & other Inhabitants of Watertown who are Qual- 
lifyed to Vote in Town Affairs To Meet at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in the Eafterly Precinct in S d Town on Munclay the third 
Day of March Next at one of the Clock in the After Noon for the 
Ends Set forth in the Warrant, which is as followeth, 



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Midd x fs. To M r Joseph Harrington Conftable of Watertown 
Greeting. 

You are hereby required in his Majesties Name fourthwith to 
Warn all the Freeholders & other Inhabitants Living within the 
Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of Watertown aboves d who are Qual- 
lifyed According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs To Meet at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of s d Town on 
Munday the third Day of March Next Enfuing the Date hereof at 
one of the Clock in the after Noone of S d Day for the Ends fol- 
lowing, firftly. to chufe Selectmen a Town Clerk Town Treaf- 
urer Conftables and all other Town officers as by Law are Re- 
quired to be Chofen in the Month of March. Secondly to know 
the Mind of y e Town Referring to y e Law relating to Swine. 
Thirdly. (Notwithstanding the Town Negatived the Report of 
y e Committee chofen by y e Town to View & report where the 
Schoolhoufes Voted by the Town to be in Each precinct Should 
Stand) To know y e Mind of y e Town (purfuant to their Votes paft 
at their Meeting Laft March relating to the School houfes) whether 
the Town will Leave it to or Impower Each Precinct to parfix the 
place where the School houfe Shall Stand in their refpective pre- 
cincts. Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk at Leaft four 
houres before the time perfixt for Said Meeting. Dated the 21 
Day of February Anno Domini. 1728/9. 

^ order of the Selectmen, 

Joseph Mason Town Cler. 

At the Meeting aboves d y e Selectmen ordered the Clerk to write 
an ord to the Treafurer to order him to give orders to the Con- 
ftables viz Joseph Harrington & Thomas Harrington to pay the 
Town Creditors and the Minifters. 

the Selectmen further ordred the Clerk to give an order to the 
Treafurer to pay to M r George Lawrance the Sum of Ten pounds 
which was granted for Eph m Smith in the year 1727. 

[15] 

To Joseph Mafon Town Treafurer. You are hereby Ordered 
to pay to M r George Lawrance Sen r . the Sum of Ten pounds which 
was granted for Eph m : Smith in the Year 1727. 

^ order of the Selectmen, 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

To Joseph Mafon Town Treafurer. 

You are hereby ordered to give orders to the prefent Conftables 
Seafonably to pay the Town Creditors, and the Minifters 
^ order of the Selectmen, 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

Watertown Feb y : 28, 1728/9. 
[16] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in 



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Town Affairs Lawfully Warned and Afsembled on the Third Day 
of March 1728 / 9 for the Choice of Town officers &c. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Moderator for S' 1 Meeting. 

Joseph Mafon. 



Voted and Choofe for Selectmen for 
y e Pfent year. 



IA Samuel Stearns. 
M r . Thomas Learned. 
Cor* : Henry Bright. 
L' Joseph Coollidge. 
M r Daniel Harrington. 
En : Samuel Garfield. 
Joseph Mafon. 



Voted and chofe for Town Clerk 
Voted and choofe for Town Treafurer Joseph Mafon. 
Voted and Choofe for first Conftable M r Thomas Coolledge. 
But the Town upon his requeft by a vote releafed him from 

being Conftable. 
Voted again and Choofe for first Conftable M r Josiah Perry. 
Voted and Choofe for Second Conftable M r David Meed. 

{M r Daniel Benjamin. 
Dea : John Coollidge. 
M r Nath 1 Harris. 
Voted and choose for Sealer of Leather. M r William White. 
Voted and choofe for Sealer of waits & Meafures. 

M r John Kimbal. 

, r . , j u r r r (M r Nath 1 . Norcrofs. 

Voted and choole for fence viewers < -.^ , 7 h c ... 

( M r Zac h : Smith. 

M r Nath 1 Sherman. 

George Lawrence Jun r . 
Thomas Fiske. 
John Orms. 
Thomas Hammond. 
M r Joseph Child. 
Jona 11 Coollidge. 
John Chadwick. 
Abraham Gael. 
M r James Barnard. 
Henry Godding. 
Rob 1 . Gage. 
^ Joseph Haftings. 
Voted and Choofe for Meafurer of Timber M r Sam 11 . Jenifon. 
[17] Put 

Put to Vote whether the Town are of the mind to Lett their 
Swine run at Large this prefent Year under the Regulation of y e Law. 

And y e Vote paft in the Affarmitive. 
Put to Vote whether the Town will Leave it to or Impower Each 
Precinct to perfix the place where the School houfe Shall Stand 
in their refpective Precincts, as it is Set fourth in the Warning. 
& there was a Confiderable Number of hands held up. but it was 
difputed whether it was a Vote. After Some Debate (Night Com- 
ing on & y e Moderator Willing and defirous y* the Town would 



Voted and choofe for Surveighers h 



Voted and Choofe for Tythingmen 



Voted and Choofe for Hogrieves 



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Adjourn the Meeting to Some Longer time) It was put to Vote 
whether the Town would Adjourn this Meeting to Some Longer 
time, And the Vote Appeared to the Moderator to be on the 
Negative, The Moderator (not being Senceable that he had any 
power by himfelf to Adjourn the Meeting, And being urged and 
prefsed to Defide the Vote about the Schoolhouses ; Did then 
Defire thofe persons y* were of the mind that y e Precincts Should 
be Impowred to fix the place where the Schoolhoufe Should Stand 
in their Respective Precinct as it is Set forth in the Warning, to 
move out at the South door of y e Meeting houfe (it being lighter 
abroad than in the house) and Stand on the west side of y e Door, 
And thofe that were of the Contray Mind to move out at the Same 
door and Stand on the Eaft side of the door, And there moved 
out about thirty Eight Perions to the Weft side of S d Door but 
not one perfon (as the Moderater could se) to the Eaft Side of 
s d door. That According to this Defifsion the Vote Appeared to 
the Moderator to be in y e Affarmitive. 

[18] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown att the House of 
M r Thomas Learneds on the 7 th day of March 1728/9 for the 
Admin if tering Oaths to the Town Officers, the Perfons that took 
their Oaths before the Selectmen are thofe following, viz 1 . 

Joseph Mafon took the Oath of Town Cler 
and Town Treafurer, 

Josiah Perry y e Oath of Conftable, 

Daniel Benjamin ) 

Dea : John Coollidge > the Oath of Afsefsors, 
Nathl. Harris ) 
William White y e Oath of Sealer of Leather, 
Nath 1 . Norcrofs ) ~ . , , 
Zach : Smith \ the ° ath of fence viewer ' 
Nathanael Sherman 
George Lawrance Jun r 
Thomas Fiske 
John Orms 
Thomas Hammond 
Joseph Child ) 

Jonathan Coollidge >- the Oath of Tythingmen, 
Abra m . Gael ) 

James Barnard ) 

Rob 1 . Gage >- the oath of hogreives, 

Joseph Haftings ) 
[19] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of 
M r Thomas Learneds March y e 24. 1728/9. At S d Meeting M r 
David Meed Appeared before the Selectmen and took the Oath of 
Conftable John Chadwick took the Oath of a Tythingman, Henry 



the Oath of Surveigher, 



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Godding the Oath of Hogrieve Sam" Jenifson the oath of a 
Meaiurer of Timber. 

At s d Meeting the Selectmen Appointed M r Thomas Learned 
and Joseph Mafon preambulators to go on the Lines betwixt 
Watertown & y° Adjafent Towns w th Such Gentlemen as y e Adja- 
cent Towns shall Apoint, and to renew the Marks on S d Lines 
and make Return of their doings on S d Affair to the Selectmen. 
Ordred the Clerk to Send Notifications to the Adjacent Towns 
At S d Meeting ordred the Clerk to write a warrant and direct it 
to one of y e Conftables of s d Town to Warn one James Coddin- 
ham to depart out of Watertown who came from Marblehead in y e 
County of Efsex to Watertown Some time in the month of August 
Last past and now refides in the Dwelling houfe of Samuel Stouel 
of s (1 Town the Selectmen refuf ing to Accept of him as an Inhabi- 
tant of s d Town. 

which was Done as followeth w th the Addition of s d Coddinhams 
wife 

order of y e Selectmen. Se Selectmen's Meeting April 7. 
1729. Page [20] 

Midd x : fs. To M r Josiah Perry Conftable of Watertown in S d 
County 

Greeting. 

The Selectmen of S d Town are Informed that there is one 
James Coddinham and his wife come to Dwell in Watertown who 
came Laft ( as y e Selectmen are Informed ) from the Town of 
Marblehead in the County of Efsex. S d Coddingham came some 
time in the month of August Laft paft & s d Coddinhams Wife came 
to s d Watertown some time in the Latter End of March Laft past 
or in the beginning of April Currant, and they refide at the Dwell- 
ing houfe of Sam 11 Stouell of s d Watertown, their Circumftances 
being such y l y e Selectmen refufe to Accept of them to be Inhabi- 
tants of s d Watertown. 

Thefe are therefore in his Maj es . Name to Will & Require You 
y e s d Jofiah Perry forth with to Warn y e S d James Coddinham & 
Wife to Depart forthwith out of said Watertown and no longer to 
Abide therein the Selectmen refufing to Accept of them to be In- 
as aboves d . hereof fail not and make Return of this Warrant and 
Your doings thereon forthwith to the Selectmen or Town Clerk. 

Watertown April 7 th . 1729. 

^ ord r of y e Selectmen. 

A e th Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

April y e 10 th 1729 J v 

In obfervance of y e Above written Warrant I have Warned 

the above named Coddinham & his Wife forthwith to depart out of 

Josiah Perry Constable. 
Entred Court Cambridge May 20 th 1729. 

[*©] 

April 7 th . 1729. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of 



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Ebenezer Chenrys Ocationed by y e Suden death of Samuel Stearns 
(a poor man) the Selectmen Seing the Necefsety (as Circum- 
stances was) of their taking y e Care and providing for y e burial of 
y e s d Stearns in y e behalf of y e Town. Did Agree to do it in the 
Towns behalf, and w* was Agreed upon to be provided for S d 
funiral was as follow's. viz 1 : Eleven pair of Gloves for bearors and 
others y { had been helpfull in the Extriordinary occation of s d 
Stearns Sicknefs & Death, also five Gallons of Wine, y e Selectmen 
Defired Nathan ael Coolligde to make the Coffin, Nathanael 
Sherman to Digg y e grave & ring y e bell, the Selectmen further 
Agreed that if any of Said Stearns' relations would Appear and 
take w* cloths & other things w ch S d Stearns has Left and Defray 
all y e Charges of S d Stearnes funiral So as to Save the Town from 
any Charge, they S ld have the Liberty of so doing, but if y r doth 
none Appear the Selectmen Agree to take w l cloths & other things 
belongs to s d Stearns & make the beft of them to help Defray the 
charge of S d Stearns funiral, the Selectmen defired Ebenezer 
Chenry to take y e Care of y e Cloths & things S d Stearns Left w ch 
was at his houfe till further ord r of y e Selectmen, the Selectmen did 
alfo Deiire S d Chenry to provid & procure y e Gloves & wine agreed 
upon & he to be fatiffyed therefor by y e Town. 

At S d meeting y e Selectmen being Informed y l y e Wife of James 
Coddinham was come to dwel in S d Town w th her huf band, Did 
order the Clerk that if y e Conftable had not yet warned y e S d 
James Coddinham to depart out of Town to put his Wife into y e 
warrant & y e Conftable to warn them both to depart out of Water- 
town, y e Selectmen refufing to Accept of y m as inhabitants, S d 
Coddinghams Wife came to Watertown Some time in y e latter end of 
March Laft paft or in y e beginning of April Currant and is S d to come 
laft from y e Town of Marble-head where her hufband came from. 

Watertown April y e 12 : 1729. 

We the Subfcribers being Appointed to goe on the ^ambulation 
this prefent year with the Adjacent Towns, Did on the 8th Day 
of this Inftant April Meet at Cambridge w th Mefs s Amos & 
Edward Marrit and Did renew the markes on the Lines between 
Watertown and Cambridge, on the Same Day we mett w th M rs 
Joseph Bowman Ju r & Joseph Smith from Lexington & did renew 
the Mark on the Line betwext Watertown and Lexington, the 
Same Day we went to meet with men from Wefton and when we 
came to y e place Appointed we heard y* Dea : Benj". Brown from 
Wefton had been there to meet with us but he was gone, on 
the Next day viz y e 9 th day we went to Newton and Did there 
meet with Mefs s Jona n Coollidge & Samuel Jackfon and Did 
renew the Marks between Watertown and Newton. 

Thomas Learned. 
[21] Joseph Mafon. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown. 
at M r Tho s . Learneds on the 28 day of April 1729. 
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Stearns the prefent Schoolmafter. in S d Town, the Sum of Twenty 
two pounds Ten Shillings, out of y e Laft Grant of y e Town, it 
being in part for his keeping y e School. 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen in obfervance of a Preceipt to 
them directed ordred the Clerk to write Warrants Directed to the 
Con (tables for the Warning the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of 
S 1 Town to meet at the publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Pre- 
cinct of S d Town on y e 9 th day of May next at three of y e Clock 
in the afternoon for to choofe a Representative which was Done as 
followeth 

Midd x fs. To the Conftables of Watertown &c Greeting. 

In obfervance of a Precipt (to us Directed) from the high 
Sheriff of his Maj es . County of Midd x . 

In his Majesties Name You are hereby Required to Warn the 
Freehold' 5 and other Inhabitants within the Eafterly & Wefterly 
Precinctes in Watertown aboves d who are Quallifyed According to 
Law to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative to meet at the pub- 
lick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct aboves d on fryday the 
Ninth day of May Next Enfuing the date hereof at three of the 
Clock in the afternoon of s d day to Choofe a Reprefentative or 
Reprefentatives to Serve for and Reprefent the Town of Water- 
town at a great and General Court or Afsembly Appointed to 
be Convened held & keept for his Maj es . Service at the Court 
houfe in Salem, upon Wednefday the Twenty Eighth day of 
May Next Enfuing the date hereof. Hereof fail not & make 
return of this Warrant and your Doings thereon to the Select- 
men or Town Clerk at Leaft four hours before the time parfixt 
for S d Meeting. Dated at Watertown the 28 day of May 1729. 

^ order of the Selectmen, 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freehold 15 and other Inhab ts . 
of Watertown who were Quallifyed to Vote in the Choife of A 
Reprefentative Lawfully Warned, And Afsembled on the 9 th day 
of May 1729. 

1. Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town to Choofe 
but one Reprefentative and the Vote paft in the Affarmitive. 

2. Voted and Choofe Dea : Nathan Fifke to reprefent the Town 
of Watertown at a Great and General Court to be Convened keept 
& held at y e Court houfe in Salem on the 28 day of May Currant. 

[23] 

May At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown 

26 at the houfe of Joseph Mafon, on the 26 day of 

May 1729. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen Stated the prefent Surveighers 
their bounds for Mending highways &c. in S d Town, which are as 
follow's. Nathanael Sherman Surveigher his part or bounds to be 
all the highways and privat or Town ways on the Eaft Side of the 
Lane which Leads from Cambridge Line (Near Thomas W T elling- 



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tons) over the Meeting houfe hill to the River alfo the North part 
cf S d Lane from the Meeting houfe. 

John Orm's Surveigher his bouns to be all the Town high Ways 
and private or Town Ways on the Weft Side of the Lane Leading 
from Cambridge Line (near Tho s : Wellingtons) over the Meeting 
houfe hill to the river so far as to the Precinct Line alfo the South 
part of S d Lane from y e Meeting houfe. 

Thomas Hammond Surveigher his Bounds to be the Country 
Road or Highway from the Precinct Line up to Stoney Brook and 
the Town Ways on the South Side of S d Road & y e Town Ways 
on the North Side of S d Road Extending from S d Road half Way 
to y e Town highway Leading by S d Hammonds So along by the 
Meeting houfe to John Child &c. 

Thomas Fiske Surveigher his part or Bounds to be the Town 
highway from the Precinct Line by Joftvua Warrins So over the 
Bridge by Geo : Harrington Jun r So by Tho s : Hammands by y e 
Meeting houfe So up to & by John Childs. So all y e Town ways 
on Each Side of S d Way Extending from S d Way halfway to ye 
Contry Road on y e South & half way to the Highway on y e North 
Side of y e Town. 

George Lawrance Jun r Surveigher his part or Bounds to be the 
North Road or Town Way from the Precinct Line to the Pond 
By David Meeds, and all the Town Ways on the North Side of s d 
Road or Way and the Town ways on the South Side of s d Road 
or Way Extending from S d Road half way to the Middle Town 
way Leading by the Meeting houfe, or to Surveigher Fisks Bounds. 

At S d Meeting M r Edward Harrington Made Application to y e 
Selectmen for Some releafe for Mercy Allen a poor Sick Inferm 
woman (at his houfe) he having for Some Confiderable Time 
taken the whole care of her, her Circumftances being Such as 
makes it Necefsary y* Some further care he taken of her, as alfo 
to Satisfye the Doctor for Looking after her, whos Bill amounts to 
fifty one millings. y e Selecttmen Agre'd w* M r Harrington to 
Satisfye y e Doctor & to be alowed therefor by y e Town, agreed alfo 
that y e S d Harrington Still take prudent Care of y e s d Mercy till 
further order of y e Selectmen, and he to have Reafonable Satis- 
faction or allowance from the town therefor. 

Complaint 

Complaint being made to the Selectmen of Sundry perfons 
being come to dwell in Watertown viz. John Tozer Wife and 
familie who came Laft from Newton Some time y e Latter end of 
April Laft paft or beginning of May Currant who resides in the 
houfe of Phillip and Amos Shattuck of s d Watertown. alfo One 
James Knap Wife and Familie who Came Laft from the Town of 
Worcefter Some time in April paft or May Currant they Refide 
at the houfe of M r Nathanael Fiske of s d Watertown, and one W m 
Orfbourn Wife and familie who Came Laft from the Town of 
Manchefter in the County of Essex Some time in March or April 



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La ft paft and Now Refide at the Houfe of Rachal King ye Select 
Men Refufing to Accept of the aboves d perfons to be inhabitants 
of Watertown did order the Clerk to write a warrant directed to 
one of y c Conftablesof Watertown to warn the S d John Tozer Wife 
& familie James Knap Wife and familie W m [Orfbourn] Wife & 
familie forthwith to depart out of S d Watertown and no longer 
Abide therein, 
which was done as follow's. 

Midd x : fs. To M r Josiah Perry Conftable of Watertown in S d 
County Greeting. 

You the Said Josiah Perry are hereby Required in his Maj s . 
Name fourthwith to Warn y e aboves d John Tozer Wife and 
Familie James Knap Wife & familie W m Orfbourn Wife & Fam- 
ilie to depart out of Watertown forth with and no longer to refide 
therein y e Selectmen reffufing to Accept of them to be Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown &c. ,, r , , T c 

Watertown June 26. 1729. 

Entered ^ Virtue of y e above written Warrant I have 

e „ warned y e above s d John Tozer Wife & Fam- 

at Camb ilie Wm ° rfbourn Wife & Familie & y e s d J am es 

Knaps Wife & Children forthwith to depart out 
fe of Watertown. 

ay 1 1729. Josiah Perry Conftable of Watertown. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on y e Ninth day 
of June 1729 at L l Sam 11 . Stearns at s d Meeting y e Maj r . part of y e 
Selectmen Approbated M r Tho s . Coollidge M r Tho s . Learned & 
M r Tho s . Harrington to keep Tavern this prefent year, 
the Selectmen Appointed to meet again at M r Thomas Learneds 
on fryday y e 20 th of June Currant at 3 of y e clock in the after 
Noon, to Confider what is Necesary to be done as to repairing y e 
great Bridge. And that y e Clerk Notifye the Selectmen of 
Wefton of said Meeting. 

[24] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown and Wefton on 
the 20 Day of June at M r Thomas Learneds. Appointed in order 
to View y e great Bridge in Watertown and Confider w' is Necef- 
sary Speedely to be done as to repairing S d Bridge, the Said 
Selectmen upon Viewing S d Bridge find y l it is Necefsary Some 
thing be Speedely done as to repairing S d Bridge. And in order 
for a Speede repair of S d Bridge the Selectmen of both Towns 
Agreed to Appoint a Man in Each Town to do w* is Necefsary to 
be Done, it was Agreed that En : Samuel Garfield take y e Care 
to procure a Man for S d Affair for Watertown and that Dea : 
Benj d . Brown take y e Care to procure a Man for Wefton, And 
M r Thomas Learned is Defired to Advife and Afsist in w' is 
Agreed upon to be Done, as alfo to procure w* Nails is Necefsary 
for S d Affair. And that y e Men that Shall do y e work Lay the 
Acc* : of their Labour before the Selectmen, and to have their pay 
in Convienant time from their refpective Towns. 



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At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown & Wefton at y* 
houfe of M r Tho\ Learneds Sep r . 22: 1729. 

* They bought of M r Isaac Williams two Long String pieces 
for y* great bridg in s d Watertown for Ten pounds and agreed to 
pay him for one day work in Looking out the timber. At y e Same 
time Agreed with M r Williams of Watertown to do \~ Carpentry 
work of s d Bridge and bring in his Ac*? to y* Town for his pay. 
the work to be done forthwith. 

At a Meeting of y Selectmen of Watertown on the 4 day of 
October. 1729. at ye houfe of Henry Bright Ocationed by y s Death 
of Mercy Allen a poor Woman y* was helped by y e Town, the 
Selectmen Agreed to burn- y e Said Allen at y* Towns Coft in cafe 
there Appeares nothing other ways fumciant to do it. y e Selectmen 
Deiired M r Edward Harrington (ye s d Mercy Alien Lying Dead 
at his houfe) to take the whole care of y* funiral. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 6 th Day of 
October 1729. at y" Houfe of Thomas Learneds the Selectmen 
(two of of Wefton Selectmen being pre lent and gave their Con lent 
in behalf of s d Wefton Selectmen) Agreed that there Should be 
Supporters put under two peers of the Bridge over Chads River 
and a mud fell cap and Supporters und r \~ other peer. Agreed y* 
y* Selectmen of Watertown take the care to get it done, y* Select- 
men of Watertown Defired L r Samuel Stearns & M r Thomas 
Learned to take y* Care to See it done, as alfo to Se y* what 
graviling is Xecefsarry upon y 4 bridge be done the whole to be 
done with all Convienant Speed. 
October the 29" : 1729. 

At a meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of L l 
Joseph Coollidges Ebenezer Chenry gave Account to y e Selectmen 
of y* Cost of thofe things he procured for y e funeral of Sam 11 
Stearns which Amounted to ,£4=14=2 
the Selectmen Sold to s d Chenry s d Stearns 
cloath >Scc. for ^"4=10 = 

for which s 1 Cheniy- is to defray So much of 
ye aboves d Acc £ of 4=14 = 2 

to y* Perfons where it is Due ; for the wine & gloves which he 
took up. 

[*«] 

At a Meeting of y- Selectmen of Water Town on the Twenty 
first day of November 1729. At the Houfe of Enfign Samuel 
Garfield, at Said Meeting the Selectmen ordered the Clerk to write 
Warrants Directed to the Several Conftables of said Town to 
Warn the Inhabitants of y e Eaft & Weft Precincts in Said Town 
who were Quallifyed to Vote in Town .Affairs to Meet at the Pub- 
lick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct in s d Town on Munday 

* Opposite this entry there is a note in shorthand Apparently by Joseph 
Mason the town clerk. — Eds. 



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the fifteenth day of December Next at Ten of y e Clock in the fore- 
noon of s d Day for the ends following. 

1. To hear the Town Treafurers Acc ts . 

2. To hear the pleas of Some of y e Late Constables refarring to 
Some Rates which they have not Collected and to Act thereon as 
they Shall See meet. 

3. To hear the Town Creditors Acc ts . 

4. To Grant a Town Rate or Afsefment to pay the Town Credi- 
tors, the Support of y e Grammer and Englifh School in the Town 
the Support of y e Poor &c. 

5. To Grant the Sume of Ninety two pounds Eight Shillings to 
pay the fifth and Laft payment of y e Loan Bills of Credit. 

6. To known the Mind of y e Town whether they will Sell their 
Proportion of y e Two Thoufand Acres of Land Lately Confirmed 
by y e General Court to Watertown & Wefton or Joyne with Wefton 
(if they See meet) to Sell the whole together and to Choofe and 
Impower a Committee (if they see Meet to Sell) to make Sale of 
s d Land. 

7. To know the Mind of the Town whether they will make fur- 
ther Application to the General Court for the Confirmation of 
some former Grants of Land made to Watertown. 

8. To here the Acc 1 . or Proceedings of the Truftees who were 
Chofen & Appointed to Lett out Watertowns Proportion of the 
Sixty Thoufand pounds Loan Bills of Credit And to Act thereon. 

Likewife to Infeart in S d Warrant to Notifye Such Pfons as are 
Town Creditors to bring in their Acc ts . of their Credit to the Se- 
lectmen at the Houfe of M r Thomas Learned Innholder in S d 
Town on Munday the firft day Decemb r . Next at one of y e Clock 
in the After Noon of s d Day in order for them to Lay before the 
Town. 

Which was done Accordingly, 
See page [27] 

[«7] 

Midd x : fs. 

To the Conftables of Watertown Greeting, 
You are hereby Required Seafonably to Warn the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants within the Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts in 
s d Town who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in Town 
Affairs To Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Pre- 
cint in s d Town on Munday the fifteenth day of DecermV. Next at 
Ten of y e Clock in the forenoon of s d Day for the Ends following viz 1 . 

1 . To hear the Town Treafurers Accounts. 

2. To hear the pleas of Some of y e Late Conftables relating to 

some perfons Rates which they have not Collected ; and 
to Act thereon as they Shall see Meet. 

3. To hear the Town Creditors Acc ts or Credit. 

4. To Grant a Rate or Afsesment To pay the Town Creditors 

the Support of y s Grammer and Englifh School in y e Town 
the Support of the Poor &c. 



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5. To Grant the Sum of Ninety two pounds Eight Shillings to 

pay the fifth and Laft payment of y e Loan Bills of Credit. 

6. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Sell their 

Proportion of y e Two Thoufand Acres of Land Lately 
Confirmed by y e great & Gen 11 Court to Watertown & 
Wefton or Joyne with Wefton (if they see meet) to Sell y e 
whole togeth er , and to choofe and Impower a Committee 
(if they See meet to Sell) to make Sale of s d Land. 

7. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will make further 

Application to y e Gen 11 for the Confirmation of some former 
grants of Land made to Watertown. 

8. To hear the Acc c or Proceedings of y e Truftees who were 

Chofen & Appointed to Lett out Watertowns Proportion 
of the Sixty Thoufand pounds Loan Bills of Credit & to 
act thereon. 

You are Likewife required to notifye such Perfons as 
are Town Creditors to bring in the Acc 15 . of their Credit 
to the Selectmen at the houfe of M r Tho s . Learned of s d 
Town Innholder on Munday the firft day of Decemb r . Next 
at one of the clock in the after noon of s d Day. hereof 
fail not and make return of this W T arrant and your doings 
thereon unto the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the 
time perfixt in s d warrant for said Meetings. Dated at 
Watertown the Twenty fourth day of Novemb r . in the 
Third year of his Maj es . Reign, Anno Domini 1729. 
^ order of y e Selectmen 

[28] Joseph Mafon Cler. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the firft day of 

Decemb r . 1729. at M r Thomas Learneds for taking in the Town 

Creditors Acc ts . of their Credit in order to lay before the Town 

which are as followeth. 



John Bemus for 3 String pieces (for 

the Bridge over Stowers Brook) a 

2 / f) & two pieces 1 / ^ 
Conftable Josiah Perry for warning 

four p e fons out of town 
For warning 2 Town Meetings 
For Carrying the Towns waights 

and Meaf es to Bofton 
For returning the preceipt 
Ebenezer Chenry for the trouble at his 

houfe with Sam 11 Stearns Dec d 
For what he paid towards y e Funeral 

more then the cloths came to 
For diging the grave & ringing the 

Bell 

Nathanael Coollidge for a Coffin for 
Sam 11 Stearns 





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John Orms for 47 feet of Timb r Smelt 

Brook Bridge 
Jonathan Brown for one day work at 

y e Great Bridge 
Nath" Bond for one day work at S d 

Bridge 

George Cutting for Speaks for S d 

Bridge 

John Orms for one day work at y e 

Great Bridge with his teem 10 / 

and one day work himfelf 5 / 
Joshua Warrin for Two Days work & 

\ at y e great Bridge 
Thomas Coolidge for entering one 

Caution in 1728 
Benjamin Haftings for a Coffin for 

Mercy Allen 
Nath 1 . Sherman for a load of timb r for 

two whellms in the lane from y e 

Meeting houfe 
Joseph Harrington for warning one 

Town Meeting .. -.6 

and for Serving Conftable one year .1 - .. 
Joseph Grout for Timb r for Bever 

Brook Bridge 
Daniel Whitney for half Day work at 

y e Great Bridge 
John Holland for 3 Days work at s d 

Bridge 

Josiah Reed for 2 Days \ work great 

Bridge • .. - 12 

and for Bringing up a old Maft 

from Bofton .. -.6 

Stephen Cooke one day work at y e 
Great Bridge 

Samuel Stearns Jun r one day work at 
ye s d Bridge 

Isaac Church 2 days worke at s d 
Bridge 

Jonathan Barnard one day work at s d 

Bridge 

Ebenezer Eddy for Seven Days work 

at y e Bridge 
Joseph Haftings 2 Days work at y e 

great Bridge 
W m White one day work at y e great 

Bridge 

George Harrington Ju r one day work 
at s d Bridge 



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George Lawrance 

at s 1 Bridge 
Charls Chad wick half 

s 1 Bridge 

William Williams for 10 Days work 

about the Great Bridge framing 

&c at 6 / f day 
& half a day work with his Teem 

at s d Bridge 
Cornet Henry Bright for 63 feet of 

T:mb r for ye Bridge at 35 / ^ Tun 
& for help making 2 Town Rates 

in y* year 1728 
L*. Joseph Coollidge for help making 

2 Town Rates in 172S 

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The foot of y* Credit brought over 

from pige "2 S" 
L* Samuel Stearns for 50 feet of Timb r 

for y* bridge at 35 / ^ Tun 
& for half a day work at s f Bridge 
Dea William Brown for help making 

two Town Rates in y* Year 1728 
John Cutting a Jurney to Bofton about 

y Land 

and for a Copy of y* Cort Act & 

plan of j* Land 
George Lawrance Jun r for one p r of 

shoo's for Ephraim Smith 
for Timb r for y" Small Bridge above 

Isaac Stearns 
& for half Day work at y ; Great 

Bridge 

Richard Sautle for a Load of Tirnb' 

for y* Bridge over Bever Brock 

near L : Stearns 
The Selectmen for 2 Long 

pieces for )~ great Bridge 
Joseph Mafon for Serving 

Treafurer ye year 1728 
for Entering 3 Cautions 
for a Winding Sheet for 

Stearns 

Thomas Learned for Entertainment at 
y* Railing the South peir of f 
great Bridge 



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For 3 days worke one hand & a £ f D 

Teem at s d Bridge 
& a Jorney to Salem to forward y e 

Petition about the 2000 Acres of 

Land 

Thomas Harrington for Serving Con- 

ftable one year 
David Meed Conftable for warning 2 

Town Meetings 
John Kimbal for Serving Sundry years 

Sealer of Waights &c 
Samuel Livermore for Timb r for the 
bridge near Nathanael Livermors 
The Afsefsors viz Dea John Coollidge 
Nath 1 : Harris & Daniel Benjamin 
for taking y e Invoice & perfecting 
of it & making y e Province & 
County Rates 24 s ^ man 
Pay Doctor Bratle for Looking 
after Sam 11 . Stearns while he Lay 
Sick 

the Support of Ephraim Smith 
one year forward 
and to procure cloath for 2 Shurts 
for the Support of y e Widow Wyeth 
one year forward from 10 Jan y : 
Next 

and to procure cloth for two Shifts 

Ye Town w.d Edw - Harrington for Nur- 
not alow this fing Mercy Allen 18 
Acct ' Weaks for w ch he de- 

mands 8 / ^ week 

For w l he paid y e Docter 
for drink at her funiral & Dig y e 
grave 

[SO] 

At the Selectmens Meeting the firft day of Dec br : 1729, the 
Selectmen ordred the Town Treafurer to pay to M r . George Law- 
rance the Sum of Ten pounds Twelve millings which was granted 
for y e Support of Ep m . Smith Laft Decemb r . this ord r being for- 
gotten the Treafurer was ordred again to pay y e aboves d Sum. 
Se Selectmen ord r . page [36] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown and Wefton at 
the Houfe of M r Joseph Wolfons in S d Wefton. On the fifth 
Day of December 1729. Upon Due warning to Adjust Acc ts : of 
the Charge of Reparing the Great Bridge over Charls River in 
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to this Date were Adiufted, there Appeared to remain Due from 
Weiton to Watertown the Sum of Twenty Eight Shillings and 
Seven pence. 

[31] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regularly Warned, and Afsembled on the fifteenth Day of Decem- 
ber 1729. for the Ends Set forth in the Warning of S d Meeting. 

1. Voted and Choofe L 1 . Samuel Stearns Moderator of S d 
Meeting. 

2. The Town Treasurers Acc te . were Read to the Town to w ch 
there was no objection. 

3. Then Several of y e Late Conftables made their pleas for 
Abatement of Sundry perfons rates in their Respective List of 
Rates, viz 1 . 

i ly . Joseph Mafon Ex er . to y e Estate of W m Shattuck Late Con- 
ftable Deceafed. pleaded abatement of Edw d Dix's Rates in s d 
Conftable Shattucks Lists of Rates w ch was £3-4-4. Alfo abat- 
ment of Samuel Sawins Rate 15/4. and David Fisks Rate 15/4 
And it was put to Vote whether the Town would Abate y e s d Dix's 
Sawin's & Fisk's Rates. And y e Vote paft in y e Negative. 
2 ly . Samuel Parce Late Conftable pleaded Abatement of 
Edward Dix's Rates in his Lists of Rates which was Twenty Six 
Shillings & 4 J and the Town by a vote abated to S d Pierce y e 
s d Dix's Rates. Said Pierce pleaded an Abatement of John Ham- 
mond's Rates in his List of Rates w ch was fifty three Shillings and 
i d . and it was put to Vote whether the Town would Abate to S d 
Pierce Said Hammonds Rates, and y e Vote paft in y e Negative. 
3 ly . Jonas Bond Late Conftable pleaded Abatement of W m Webbs 
in his List of Rates w ch was 8/10 alfo Sam 11 Stearns Rates w ch 
was 13/8. and the Town by their Vote Abated to S d Bond Said 
Webbs & Stearns Rates. 

4 ly . Thomas Bond Late Conftable pleaded Abatement in his 
List of Rates viz 1 , the Rate of Alexander Meccoy w ch was 4/4 
the Rate of y e Widow Elizebeth Dix 2/5. the Rates of Samuel 
Stearns which was Twenty three Shillings and y d and the Town 
by a Vote Abatted the S d Maccoy & Stearns Rates. 
5 ly . Joseph Grout Late Conftable pleaded Abatement (in his Lift 
of Rates) of David Graggs rate 4/5 Richard Hard rate 5 / 3 & 
George Adams Rates w ch was 18/5 And the Town by a Vote 
Abatted S d Grags Hards & Addams Rates. 

6 ly . John Child Late Conftable pleaded Abatment (in his List 
of Rates) of George Addams Rates which were Twenty two mil- 
lings and Richard Hards Rates which were Twenty Seven millings 
and 4 d And the Town by a Vote Abated to S d Child, the Said 
Addams & Hards Rates. 

4. A List of the Town Creditors Acc ts . was Laid before the 
Town and After Some Debate thereon (the time being far Spent) 



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It was Put to Vote whether the Town Do Adjourn this Meeting 
and the Remaining buifnefs thereof unto Munday the Twenty 
Second of this Inftant December at one of the clock in the 
afternoon then to proceed thereon. And the Vote paft in the 
Affarmitive. 

[3»] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown on the Twenty Second Day of December 
1729. by Adjournment. 

1. A List of y e Town Creditors Acc ts . with what was propofed 
for the Support of Ephraim Smith & y e Widow Wyeth was again Laid 
before the Town & read, and the Town objected againft Edward 
Harringtons Acc 1 in S d List, about his Nurfing of Mercy Allen, 
and Did Manifest by a Vote that they would not Alow it. 

Then it was put to Vote whether the Town Do Grant all thofe 
particuler Acc ts . or Sums Mentioned in S d List (Excluding Edward 
Harringtons Acc ts ). w ch Do Amount to ^"80 - 15 - .8 And the 
Vote Past in the Affarmitive. 

2 ly . Put to Vote whether the Town Do Grant the Sum of Seven 
pounds fourteen millings & 2 d w ch was Sunck or Abated by the 
Town in Sundry Conftables Lists of Rates at the Laft Meeting of 
y e Town on the 15 th day of this Inftant December. And the Vote 
past in y e Affarmitive. 

3 , y . The Town by a Vote abated Jofliua Harrington's & Josiah 
Harringtons Rates in Thomas Harringtons Lists of Rates which 
were Thirty Six millings & 2 d . 

4 , y . Put to Vote whether the Town Do Grant to Edw d : Harring- 
ton the Sum of fifty two millings w ch was y e Doctors Bill for Medi- 
fens for Mercy Allen and Seven millings for diging y e Grave for 
s d Allen & Drink at her funeral if he do Accept of that in full for 
his care of y e s d Mercy Allen. And y e Vote paft in the Affarmi- 
tive. 

5 ly . the Town by a Vote granted y e Sum of Thirty Six millings 
& 2 d to make good w* was Abated in Conftables Tho s : Harringtons 
List of Rates. 

6 Iy . the Town by a Vote Granted to Joshua Grant y e Sum of 
Sixteen fhillings for Nurfing the Child Left at M r Mills, for w ch he 
has not yet had Satisfaction. 

7 ly . Put to Vote whether the Town will grant the Sum of fourty 
five pounds for the Support of y e Gram er and Englifh School in 
the Town for one year and y e Vote paft in y e Negative. 

8 ly . Put to Vote whether the Town will grant any Sum of money 
for the Support of y e Gram er & Englifh School for a year and y e 
Vote paft in the Negative. 

9 ly . Put to Vote whether the Town Do grant the Sum of Ninety 
two pounds Eight fhillings to pay the fifth and Laft payment of y e 
Loan Bills of Credit And y e Vote past in y e Affarmitive. 

io' y . Put to Vote whether the Town are willing to Sell their 



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right in the two thoufand Acres of Land Lately Confarmed to 
Watertown & Wefton by y e Gen". Court. & y e Vote paft in y e 
Negative. 

[33] n ly . 

1 i ly . Put to Vote whether the Town will make further Application 
to y e Genaral Court for the Confirmation of Some former grants 
of Land made to Watertown. And y e Vote paft in y e Negative. 

i2 lv . The Truftees of Watertown's Proportion of y e ^"60000 Loan 
Bills of Credit Laid before the Town the Ace*, of their Letting out 
s d Bills and how they had proceeded thereon : And the Town 
Voted that s d Truftees Should have one ^ Cent of y e Intereft 
as a reward for their trouble. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of 
Joseph Mafon on the 5 th day of January 1729/30 the Selectmen 
Agreed that there Should be a General Town Meeting on fryday 
the 16 th day of January Currant at one of y e Clock in the after- 
noon at ye Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Princt of S d Town 
for the Ends following, viz*. (The Town having Voted at a Gen 11 . 
Town Meeting on y e fourth of March 1727/8 y l they w ld build 
two Schoolhoufes one in Each Precinct for the School to be 
keept in) 

1. To know the mind of the Town whether they will Errect a 
School houfe in the East Precinct in S d Town Ten Rods Eaft or 
Ten Rods Weft of the Meeting houfe in S d Precinct ; And whether 
they will Errect a Schoolhoufe about Thirty Rods on the Weft side 
of the Meeting houfe in the Wefterly Precinct of s d Town. 

2. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will by them- 
felves or by a Committee Determine and fix upon the Spotts or 
places of ground where y e s d Schoolhoufes shall Stand in Each 
Precinct. 

3. To know the mind of the Town whether they will grant a 
fufficiant Sum of money for y e Errecting & finiming Said School- 
houfes, and how y y * will Difpofe of y e old Schoolhoufe. 

4. To choofe a Committe or Committes to Errect and finifh s d 
School houfes According as the Town Shall Direct. 

5. To know the Mind of y e Town how the School Shall be keep 
in s d Schoolhoufes. 

6. To grant a Sufnciant Sum of Money to Support and uphold 
the School or Schools in Said Precincts. 

7. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will further 
Confider of y e Demands of M r . Ed w . Harrington for his Nurfing 
Mercy Allen in the time of her Sicknefs. the Selectmen ordred 
the Clerk to write Warrants to y e several Conftables of y e Town 
Accordingly to warn Said Meeting. 

which the Clerk on the 6 th of Jan y writte Warrants According to 
order, to y e Several Conftables who warned y e Inhabitants of 
both Precincts & made their return January 15 th . 1729 /30. 

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At Said Meeting of y e Selectmen the Selectmen Agreed that 
M r David Stearns the Prefent Schoolmaster Should be Defired to 
keep the Grammer and Englifh School in the Town till further 
order of y c Selectmen, and the Selectmen Defire L f Sam 11 Stearns 
to Acquaint M r David Stearns thereof. 
[34] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold", and other Inhab- 
itants of Watertown Regularly Warned, and Afsembled on the 
Sixteenth Day January 1729/30. for the Ends Set forth in the 
Warning. 

Voted and choofe Leu 1 : Samuel Stearns Moderator of s d Meeting. 

1. Put to Vote whether the Town will Errect a Schoolhoufe 
Ten Rods Eaftward of the Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct, 
and the vote paft in the Negative. 

2. It was Put to Vote whether the Town will Errect a School- 
houfe Ten Rods Weftward of Said Meeting houfe. and y e Vote 
past in the Negative. 

3. It was put to Vote whether the Town will Errect a School- 
houfe within about Thirty Rods weftward of the Meeting houfe 
in the Wefterly Precinct, And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

4. It was put to Vote whether the Town will by themselves fix 
upon the Spotts or places where the School houfes Shall Stand in 
S d Precincts and the vote paft in the Negative. 

5. It was Put to Vote whether the Town will Choofe a Com- 
mitte to fix upon y e places for the Schoolhoufes, and y e Vote paft 
in y e Negative. 

6. It was put to Vote whether the Town will grant a Sumciant 
Sum of Money to Errect Two Schoolhoufes one in Each Precinct 
And the Vote Paft in the Negative. 

7. It was Put to Vote whether the Town will grant a Sumciant 
Sum of Money to Support the School in Said Precincts, And the 
Vote paft in the Negative. 

8. It was put to Vote whether the Town will grant a Sumciant 
Sum of Money to Support the Grammer and Englifh School for 
one Year in the place where it is Now keept. And y e Vote paft 
in y e Affarmitive 

9. It was put to Vote whether the Town will grant the Sum of 
fourty five pounds for the Support of y e Grammer & Englifh 
School one year, and the Vote paft in the Affarmitive. 

io ly . It was Put to Vote whether the Town will further Con- 
fider the Demands of Edward Harrington for his Nurfing Mercy 
Allen and the Vote paft in the Negative. 
[33] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of 
U Sam 1 . Stearns on the Second Day of February 1729/30. 
Ordred the Clerk to Transmitt a Lift of the Grants of money made 
at the Gen 1 . Town Meeting on the 22 Day of December Laft paft 
by Adjournment. To the prefent Afsefsors of s d Town with order 
for their Speedy Afsefsing the Same upon the Rateble Polls & 



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Estates of s d Town According to Law, and y* they be Directed to 
add thereto the Sum of one hundred Sixty Eight pounds for the 
Miniftry According to y e Gen 11 . Courts order, and to Order in their 
Warrants they give to y e Conftables to Collect y e s d Afsefment, 
that they pay the Sum of Ninty two pounds Eight Shillings in to 
the Town Treafurey in good and Lawfull Bills of Credit on the 
Mafsachufetts Province, at or upon the Laft day of May Next 
Enfuing, to pay the fifth and Laft Payment of y e Loan Bills of 
Credit. 

which was Done as follows. 
To Deacon John Coollidge & Mefs rs . Nath 1 . Harris & Daniel 
Benjamin Afsefsors for Watertown. Gentlemen . At a Gen 11 . Town 
Meeting of y e Freehold" &c of Watertown on y e Twenty Second 
day of Decemb r . Laft paft the following grants of money were 
made viz t . 

^To pay Town Creditors & Suport of y e Poor £80.. 15. .08 
To make good w t was abated in Sundry 

Late Conftables Rates 09.. 10. .04 

Granted \ To Edward Harrington 02.. 19. .00 

To Joshua Grant 00.. 16. .00 

To pay the 5 th & Laft Paym* of y e Loan Bills 

of Credit 92..08..00 
the whole amounting to 186. .09. .00 

Which You are hereby ordred to Afsefs forthwith (together 
with the Addition of One hundred & Sixty Eight pounds for 
the miniftry by order of y e General Court) upon the Ratable 
Polls and Estates of s d Town According to Law. And to 
order the Conftables in the Warrants You give to them to 
Collect the Same, that they pay into the Town Treafurey the 
Sum of Ninety two pounds eight millings in good and Lawfull 
Bills of Publick Credit on the Mafsachusetts Province by the 
Laft day of May Next Enfuing in order to pay the fifth & 
Laft payment of the Loan Bills of Credit. 

^ order of the Selectmen 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

Watertown February 
the 3 d . 1729 / 30. 
[36] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the Houfe of 
Corn 1 . Henry Bright on the 16 th Day of February 1729/30. 

The Selectmen ordred the Clerk to write Warrants Directed to 
the Conftables of Said Town to warn the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants in the Easfterly and Wefterly Precincts of s d Town 
who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs to 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town 
on Munday the Second day of March Next Enfuing the Date 
hereof at ten of the clock in the forenoon for the ends following, 
viz. 



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i ly . To choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer 
Conftables and all other Such Town officers as by Law are Re- 
quired to be chofen in the month of March. 

2 ly . To know the Mind of y e Town referring to the Law Relat- 
ing to Swine. 

3 ,y . (Sundry of y c Inhabitants of the Eafterly Precinct in s d 
Town having defired the Selectmen to make it an Article in the 
Warning of y e Next Town Meeting) To know the mind of y e 
Town whether they will remove the old Schoolhoufe in s d Town 
from the place where it now Stands and place it Twelve or four- 
teen Rods Eaftward of y e Publick Meeting houfe in y e Eaft Pre- 
cinct of s d Town, or Errect a New Schoolhoufe at or upon the 
place aboves d , and in cafe of removing y e old or Building a New 
Schoolhoufe to grant a Sufficiant Sum of money to Effect y e same. 

4 ly . (Sundry of y e Inhabitants of y e Wefterly Precinct being a 
Com tee : chofen ^ Said Precinct having requefted the Selectmen 
to make it one Article in the warning of y e Next Town Meeting) 
To know the mind of y e Town whether they will grant a sufficiant 
Sum of money to build a School houfe upon the place or piece of 
Land where the s d Precinct Did Agree upon at a Gen 11 . Meeting 
upon the Seventh day of April 1729 Near the North end of Mr. 
Allen Flaggs orchard. 

which was Done Accordingly Se page [37] 
At the aboves d Meeting the Selectmen ordred the Town Treaf- 
urer to pay or order to be paid to M r George Lawrance Sen r the 
Sum of Ten pounds Twelve Shillings which was granted for 
Eph m Smith at a Gen 1 . Town Meeting the 23 Day of December. 
1728. 

And to M r George Lawrance Jun r . the Sum of Eleven pounds ten 
Shillings which was granted at S d Meeting for the widow Wyeth. 
And to M r David Stearns the prefent Schoolmafter the Sum of 
Twenty two pounds* Ten (hillings out of the grant for the School 
which was made at S d Meeting on the 23 day of Decm r 1728. 

Alfo ordred the Town Treafurer to pay the Several Town 
Creditors their refpective Dues granted at a Gen 1 . Town Meeting 
on the Twenty second day of December 1729. Alfo to pay to 
the Rev d M r Seth Storer the Sum of Eighty four pounds & to y e 
Rev d M r Warham Williams y e Sum of Eighty four pounds out of 
the Town Rate Committed to Conftable Josiah Perry & Con- 
ftable David Mead to Collect. 
[87] 

Midd\ fs. To the Conftables of Watertown Greeting. 

You are hereby Required in his Maj es . Name to warn the Free 
holders & and oth r Inhabitants Living within the Eafterly & 
Wefterly Precincts of s d Town who are Quallifyed According to 
Law to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe 
in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Munday the Second day of 
March Next enfuing the date hereof at Ten of the clock in the 
forenoon for y e Ends following viz 1 . 



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1. To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer Con- 
ftables and all other Such Town Officers as by Law are required 
to be chofen in the month of March. 

2. To know the Mind of the Town refering to the Law relating 
to Swine. 

3. (Sundry of y e Inhabitants of y e Eafterly Precinct in s d Town 
having Defired the Selectmen to make it An Article in y e Warning 
of the Next Town Meeting) To know the mind of the Town 
whether they will remove the old Schoolhoufe in S d Town from 
y e place where it now Stands and place it Twelve or fourteen 
Rods Eaftward of the Publick meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct 
of s d Town ; or Errect a New Schoolhoufe at or upon the place 
aboves d and in cafe of removing of the old or building a New 
Schoolhoufe To grant a Sufficiant Sum of money to Effect the 
Same. 

4. (Sundry Inhabitants of y e Wefterly Precinct being a Com- 
mitte chofen by Said Precinct having requefted the Selectmen to 
make it one Article in the warning of y e Next Town Meeting) 
To know the Mind of the Town whether they will grant a Suffi- 
ciant Sum of money to build a Schoolhoufe upon the place or 
piece of Land where the Said Precinct Did Agree upon, At a 
General Meeting upon the Seventh Day of April 1729 Near the 
North End of M r Allen Flaggs Orchard. Hereof fail not and 
make return of this Warrant and your Doings thereon unto one 
of the Selectmen or Town Cler. at Leaft two Days before the 
time perfixt for Said Meeting. 

Dated at Watertown the 16 th Day of February Anno Domini 
1729/30. 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

[38] 

March the 2. 1729 / 30. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold rs . and other Inhab- 
itants of Watertown regulerly Warned And Afsembled on the 
Second Day of March Anno Domini 1729 / 30 for the Choice of 
Town officers &c. 

Voted and Choofe L l . Samuel Stearns Moderator for S d Meeting 

U Samuel Stearns 
M r Thomas Straight 
M r Samuel Pierce 
Serg' Geo. Lawrance 
Serg\ Jonas Bond 
M r Thomas Hammond 
^ Serg 1 Edw d . Harrington. 
Voted and choofe for Town Clerk Joseph Mafon. 
Voted and Choofe for Town Treafur r . Joseph Mafon. 
Voted and Choofe for first Conftable Serg* Ebenezer Stone. 
Voted and Choofe for Second Conftable M r John Beemus Jun r 
At M r John Beemus Request (he having Agreed with M r David 



Voted and Choofe for Selectmen to 
manage y e prudentials 



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Voted and Choofe for Surveyers of High- 
ways. 



Voted and Choofe for Tythingmen 
Voted and Choofe for Hogrieves 



Meed) It was put to Vote whether the Town would Accept of 
M r David Meed to be Conftable for and in the room of John 
Beemus and the Vote paft in the Affarmitive. 

Voted and Choofe for Afsefsors for y e ( }° h *l Stearn * 
Pfent r ear J Nathanael Harris 

en y ar * ( Dea : William Brown 

Voted and Choofe for Sealer of Leather M r William White, 
Voted and Choofe for Sealer of waits & Meafu rs . M r John Kimbal 

Voted and Choofe for fence Viewers \ Z J "* 3 ^Harrington 

( M r Jonathan Beemus 

M r Nath 1 . Bright 

M r Ebenez r Chenery 

M r Geo : Harrington 

M r Rob 1 . Gage 

M r John Dix. 

M r John Ormes 

M r Ebenezer Goddard 

M r Josiah Fisk 

M r Daniel Warrin. 

M r Samuel Parry 

M r John Coollidge Jun r 

M r William White 

M r Joseph Hager. 

Voted and Choofe for Meafurer of Timber M r William Williams. 

Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town that Swine 
Should run at Large this prefent year under the Regulation in the 
Law relating to Swine and y e Vote paft in y e Affarmitive. 

It was put to Vote whether the Town are Willing to remoave 
the old School houfe from the place where it now Stands and place 
it twelve or fourteen Rods Eaft of y e Publick meeting houfe in the 
Eaft Precinct. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

Put 

[39] 

Put to Vote whether the Town Will Errect a New Schoolhoufe 
within twelve or fourteen Rods Eaft ward of said Meeting houfe, 
and y e Vote paft in y e Negative. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will grant a Sufficiant Sum of 
Money to build a Schoolhoufe in the Weft Precinct of s d Town on 
the Spot of ground where Said Precinct agreed upon at a general 
Meeting on the 7 th day of April 1729. And the Vote paft in the 
Negative. 

March 6 1729/30 At a meeting of the Selectmen of Water- 
town at the houfe of y e Widow Learneds. in ord r to Sware y e Town 
officers. March 6. 1729/30, Joseph Mafon took the Oath of 
Town Clerk & Town Treafurer. 

M r Ebenezer Stone ) ^ r . , , 

M< David Meed Konftables oath. 



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M r John Stearns ) , e 

M r Nath 1 . Harris r \r / n .u 

Dea W* Brown j Afsefsors Oath. 

M r W m White the Oath of Sealer of Leather. 

M r John Kimball the oath of Sealer of weights & Meafures. 

M r Jonas Harrington ) ~ . , , 

■M-r t -d r the Oath of fence viewer. 

M r Jonathan Beemas ) 

M r Nath 1 Bright 
M r Ebenezer Cheney 
M 1 Geo : Harrington y Surveyers Oath. 
M r Rob 1 . Gage 
M r John Dix 
M r John Ormes } 
M r Ebenezer Goddard > Tythingman's Oath. 
M r Jofiah Fisk ) 
M* Sam 1 . Parry S 
M r John Coollidge „ . ^ 

M'W» White ^HognevesOath. 

M r Joseph Hager J 

M r W ra Williams the Oath of Meafurer of Timber. 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed that the Surveyers 
bounds Should be as they were Stated Laft year, and that 
Ebenez r Chenery have the Eafterly Part in the Eaft Precinct Nath 1 , 
Bright the other Part in S d Precinct. George Harrington the 
Country Road &c in y e Weft Precint. Rob 1 . Gage the Middle 
Part in S d Precinct & John Dix the North Part in S d Weft Pre- 
cinct. Ordred the Clerk to give Copys to y e Surveyers of their 
Refpective bounds. 

Which was done Accordingly & Dated 

March 9th 1729 / 30. 
^ Jos : Mafon Town Cler. 

[40] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the Houfe of 
Leu* Samuel Stearnes on the 28 th Day of April 1 730. At Said Meet- 
ing the Selectmen ordred the Town Treafurer to pay out of the 
Treafurey the Sixteen pounds granted by the Town to procure 
Two herfe Cloths for y e Ufe of the Town, To thofe perfons that 
the Town Appointed to procure the Same viz, the Deacons of the 
refpective Churches in the Town. And that they upon receipt 
thereof are Defired forth with to procure the Same. At Said 
Meeting y e Selectmen ordered the Town Treafurer to procecute 
at the Next Inferiour Court to be holden at Cambridge the Delin- 
quent Conftables of the Town ; At Said Meeting the Selectmen 
ordred the Town Clerk to Certifye to the prefent Afsefsors of y e 
Town the the grant of Money Made by the Town at a general 
Town Meeting on y e 16 th Day of January Laft paft for the Support of 
the gramer and Englifh School in the Town and that it is Expected 



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that they forth with Levey the Same upon the Town According to 
Law. 

To the Afsefsors of Watertown. 
At a general Town Meeting y e 16 th Day of January 1729 / 30. 
It was put to Vote whether the Town will grant the Sum of 
fourty five pounds for the Support of y e Grammer & Englifh 
School one Year, And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

A true Copy Attest Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 
Gentlemen It is Expected by the Selectmen that the above 
grant be forth with Levied upon the Town According to Law. 
^ order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

Watertown April 29 th : 1730. 
[41] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown att M r Tho s : 
Straingt on April the 30 th 1730. The Selectmen in obfervance of 
a precept to them Directed from the High Sherriff of the County 
of Midd x Ordred the Clerk to write Warrants and Direct them to 
the Conftables of S d Town requiring them forth with to warn the 
freeholders & other Inhabitants in the Eaft & Weft Precincts of 
the s d Town who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in the 
choice of a Reprefentative to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe 
in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on y e 11 th Day of May Next at 
three of y e Clock in the after Noon for to Choofe a Reprefentative. 
which was Done According to order. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in 
the Choice of a Reprefentative regulerly warned and Afsembled on 
the 11 th Day of May 1730 for to Choofe a Reprefentative. 

1. Put to Vote .whethether the Town are of a Mind to choofe 
more then one Reprefentative. and y e Vote paft in the Negative. 

2. Voted and Choofe Leu 1 . Samuel Stearns to be Reprefentative. 
[42] 

At a meeting of the Selectmen at M r Thomas Coollidges on y e 
11 th day of May 1730. Complaint being made by said Coolidge 
to y e Selectmen that y e Widow Webb (who is at his houfe) is under 
Such weak and Difficult Curcomftances y l She is not capable of 
maintain ig her Self and that he could not take the care of her 
with out Some Satisfaction, the S d Coollidge did alfo inform y e 
Selectmen that the Said Widow had Some houf hold goods (at his 
houfe) that belonged to her. The Selectmen taking the Matter 
into Confideration ; and after Difcourse had with S d Widow and 
finding her under low weak & Difficult Curcomftances No ways 
able to Support her Self Did then Agree with the Said Coollidge 
to take care of her and look well after her for the Space of one 
Quarter of a Year from y e Date hereof and to have a reward of 
fifty Shillings from y e Town therefor. The Selectmen Defired 
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take an Inventory of y e goods that belong to y e said Widow Webb, 
and make report to y e Selectmen at y r Next Meeting. 

the Said M r Coollidge being prefent Confented to w t is above 
written. 

Ordered the Town Treafurer to provide with y e Money granted 
by y e Town the Shirtcloth propofed by y e Town to be provided for 
Ephraim Smith and y e Widow Wyeth. 

Ordred y e Town Treafurer to pay (or Order the payment) to 
M r Edward Harrington the Sum of fifty two Shillings granted by 
y e Town to y e Said Harrington. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M r George Law- 
rances on y e 8 th Day of June 1730. at Said Meeting the Select- 
men See caufe to Approbate M r Tho s Collidge M rs Mary Learned 
(Widow) and M r Tho s : Harrington to be Inholders for this prefent 
Year, and make a return Accordingly. 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen having received from two of the 
Afsefsors viz 4 Deacon William Brown and M r Nathanael Harris 
That they are not obliged to Levey the Rate granted by the 
Town y e 16 th Day of January Laft past for the Support of the 
School, Are of the Oppinian that they have Neglected their Duty 
by which means the Schoolmafter is keept out of his Sallery. Do 
order that they forthwith Levey the Same on penalty of the Law 
in that cafe made and provided and order the Town Clerk to give 
a Copey hereof to Said Afsefsors. 

(which was done Accordingly) 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen Agreed y l there be a gound pro- 
vided for the Widow Wyeth at y e Towns Charge of Linin and wool 
or Cotten and wool and order the Town Treafurer to procure the 
Same. 
[43] 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M r Samuel Parces 
on y e 19 th of June 1730. The Selectmen having received from 
under the hands of two of y e Afsefsors of said Town y* they Decline 
the Afsefsing y e grant for y e School in Said Town ordred y' two of 
y e Selectmen viz 1 Lieu 4 Samuel Stearns and M r Jonas Bond forth 
with take Advice of Some perfon or Perfons knowing in the Law 
what is Proper to be done in Said Affair, and make report 
thereof to y e Selectmen at their Next Meeting, and ordred y e Clerk 
to furnifti M r Stearns & M r Bond with Such copys of y e Records 
or other papers as they think may be proper. 

the Selectmen Appointed to meet again next Thurfday y e 25 th 
Current at M r Jonas Bonds at five of y e Clock in y e afternoon. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at M r Jonas Bonds 
on the 25 th of June 1730 the Selectmen ordred LVSamuel Stearns 
and M r Jonas Bond to prepare a Petition and Complaint to be 
Laid before the Sefsions At their Adjournment at Cambridge on 
the 7 th day of July Next against two of the Afsefsors viz 1 M r 
Nathanael Harris and M r William Brown for Neglecting to make 



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the Rate for the Support of the School granted the 16 th of January 
Laft Past, and Lay the Same before the Selectmen At their Next 
Meeting at M r Thomas Hammonds on fryday the Third day of 
July Next at 6. of the Clock in the Afternoone. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen at M r Edward Harrington's on 
the 1 8 th day of August 1730 At Said Meeting the Selectmen 
Appointed L 4 . Samuel Stearns and M r Jonas Bond two of y e 
Selectmen to prefer a Complaint at the Next General Sefsions of 
the peace to be holden at Concord, Against Two of the Afsefsors 
of Watertown, viz* Deacon William Brown and M r Nathanael Har- 
ris for their Neglecting to make the Rate granted for the Support 
of the Schoole on the 16 th . day of January Laft past. At s d Meet- 
ing the Selectmen Ordred the Treafurer to pay out of the grant 
of money Made for Ephraim Smith Laft December, to M r George 
Lawrance the Sum of five pounds in part for his keeping of S d 
Smith this prefent year. 
[44] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown and Wefton at M rs . 
Learneds. on the 12 th day of October 1730. in order to View the 
great Bridge in S d Watertown to Se w l . is Necefsary to be done to 
Secure S d Bridge, the Selectmen of both Towns having Viewed 
S d Bridg they Concluded that it is Necefsary to procure New 
Plank for one piere, and to mend the other peere with the old 
plank & whereas New plank can't prefently be procured, and it 
being of Necefsitie y l Some thing be Speedly done to Said Bridge, 
M r George Harrington being prefent, Informed the Selectmen that 
he had Some plank that would do to mend the Bridge for the 
Prefent y e Selectmen Defired S d Harrington to bring S d plank and 
to mend the Bridg with them where it is moft Necefsary to be 
mended, the Selectmen Agreed alfo that there be a knee or knees 
fixt at the End of some of the String pieces where they want 
Strengthing and that this work be done forthwith, the Selectmen 
alfo Defired M r . Harrington to procure the New plank propofed 
for S d Bridge and to Do it as Soon as he can git them Sawn, And 
bring them to S d Bridge which the Said Harrington promifed to 
do And after Said Work is done Said Harrington to Lay his Acc 1 . 
before the Selectmen aboves d And to be Satiffyed for his Service 
by the Towns Aboves d . The Selectmen Defired M r George Law- 
rance one of y e Selectmen of Watertown & M r Ebenezer Allen one 
of the Selectmen of Wefton to Direct and Afsist M r Harrington 
in Mending the Bridge as above Said. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at M r Straights 
on the 20 th Day of October 1730. The Selectmen then Agreed 
That M r David Stearns be Defired to Continue to keep the Gram- 
mer And Engiifh School in Said Tcwn untill there be a Town 
Meeting, And the Selectmen Defired M r Thomas Straight and M r 
Samuel Pierce to do the Mefsage from the Selectmen to M r Stearns. 

Which they have Done Accordingly. 



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[45] 

i'/3° At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of 

Novr. 2 fj g amue i Stearns on the 2 d day of November 
1730. At Said Meeting ordred that Deacon be Defired to Deliver 
what cloths and &c which are in his hands belonging to the Town, 
which formerly were James Gipfons, To M r George Lawrance 
for the ufe of Ephraiem Smith a poor blind man. Ordred that 
M r John Stearns Deliver y e Old herfe cloth y t belongs to the Town 
to M r George Lawrance to be Improved for Clothing for the 
Widow Wyeth. 

Novr : 16 At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at 

M- George Lawrances on y e 16 th day of Novemb r 1730 At S d 
Meeting y e Selectmen ordred the Clerk to write warrants Directed 
to the Conftables of s d Town to warn the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Eafterly & W T efterly Precincts of s d Town who 
are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet 
at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct in s d Town on 
fryday the 4 th . of Decemb r . Next at nine of y e Clock in the fore 
noon of s d Day for the ends following. 

1. To hear the Town Creditors Acc ts . (2) To grant a Town Rate 
or Afsefm 1 . to pay the Town Creditors the Support of y e Grammer 
and Englifh School in the Town, the Support of y e poor, and what 
may be thought Necefsary for the repairing y e great Bridge over 
Charls River in s d Town. 3. to Know the mind of y e Town 
whether they will grant a Sutable Sum of money for the Incour- 
aging of Learning in the more Wefterly part of y e Town which 
cannot Convienantly Send their Children to y e School where it is 
now keept. 4. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will 
grant a Stable Sum of money for the Incouraging Learning in the 
more Eafterly part of y e Town w ch Can't Convienantly send their 
Children to y e School where it is now keept. (5) to know the 
mind of y e Town wheth r the Sums y l may be granted for y e Incour- 
aging Learning as aboves d Shall be annually So long as the School 
houfe is keept in y e School houfe where it is now keept. (6) To 
Informe the Town y l y e Afsefsors have refufed to Afsefs y e Grant 
made y e Laft year for y e Support of y e School by reafon whereof 
y e Schoolmafter is keept out of his Sallery. (7) To hear y e Peti- 
tion of Sundry of y e Inhabitants of Watertown praying that the 
following Articles may be Incearted in y e warning of y e Town 
Meeting viz 1 . (8) To know y e mind of y e Town whether they 
Esteem y e grant of money made y s 16 th . of January Laft paft for 
y e Support of y e School to be a Legall Grant, and whether they 
will Confirm the Same. (9) To know the mind of y e Town whether 
y e School shall be keept any Longer where it is now keept, or in 
any other place or places in s d Town, And further that the Town 
may Act their pleafure Concerning the building of Schoolhoufes, 
y e granting money for y e Same, and y e granting of money for y e 
Supporting of the School or Schools in s d Town. (10) To hear 



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y e Petition of John Beemus Daniel Child Elnathan Whitney with 
Sundry other Inhabitants of the Wefterly Precinct in s d Town, 
Defiring to know the mind of y e Town whether they are willing 
y e weft Precinct of s d Town Should be Sett off to be a Town Ship 
by themfelves and the Town to Act their pleafure thereon, (i i) to 
know y e mind of y e Town whether they will choofe An Afsefsor to 
Supply y e vacancy made by the Death of M r John Stearns. And 
to Direct y e Conftables to Notifye y e Town Creditors to bring in 
their Acc ts to y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of y e Widow Learneds of 
s d Town on Munday y e 30 th of Novemb r Currant, at one of y e clock 
in y c after noon in order to there being Laid before the Town. 

[46] 

Midd": fs. To the Conftables of Watertown in S d County Greeting. 

You are hereby Required Seafonably to Warn the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants In y e Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of S d 
Town who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in Town 
Affairs To Meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct 
on fryday the fourth Day of DecemV. Next at nine of y e Clock in 
y e fore noon of s d Day for y e Ends following. 

1. To hear y e Town Creditors Acc ts . 

2. To grant a Town Rate or Afsefment to pay the Town Credi- 
tors their dues, the Support of y e Grammer and Englilh School in y e 
Town the Support of the Poor, And what may be thought Necef- 
sary for the repairing of y e great Bridge over Charls River in Said 
Town. 

3. To know the Mind of y c Town whether they will grant a 
Sutable Sum Money for the Incouraging Learning in y e more 
Wefterly part of y e Town which cannot Convienantly Send their 
Children to y e School where it is now keept. 

4. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will grant a 
Sutable Sum of money for y e Incouraging Learning in the more 
Eafterly part of the Town, which cant Convienantly Send their 
Children to the School where it is now keept. 

5. To know y e Mind of y e Town whether the Sums that may be 
granted for y e Incouraging Learning as aboves d Shall be Annually 
So long as the School is keept in the Schoolhoufe where it is now 
keept. 

6. To Informe y e Town y* y e Afsefsors have refufed to Afsefs 
the Grant made y e Laft year for the Support of y e School, by 
reafon whereof the the Schoolmafter is keept out of his Sallery. 

7. To hear the Petition of Sundry of y e Inhabitants of s d Water- 
town praying y l y e following Articles may be Incerted in y e Warn- 
ing of y e Town Meeting : viz. 

8. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they Esteem the 
grant of money made y e 16 th of January Laft Paft for y e Support of 
y e School, to be a Legal grant, & whether y y will Confirm y e same : 

9. To know the mind of y e Town whether the School Shall be 
keept any Longer where it is now keept ; or in any other place or 



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places in s d Town, And further y l the Town may Act their pleafure 
Concerning y e building Schoolhoufes, the granting money for the 
Same and the granting of money for the Supporting of y e School 
or Schools in S d Town. 

10. To hear the Petition of John Beemis Daniel Child Elnathan 
Whitney with Sundry others Inhabitants of the Wefterly Precinct 
in s 1 Town, Defireing to know the mind of the Town whether they 
are Willing y* y e Weft precinct of s d Town Should be Set of to be 
a Town Ship by themfelves & the Town to Act their pleafure 
thereon. 

11. To know the mind of the Town whether they will choofe an 
Afsefsor to Supply the vacancy made by the Death of M r John 
Stearns. 

You are Like wife required to Notifye Such ^fons as are Town 
Creditors to bring in An Acct of their Credits to the Selectmen 
at y e H^ufe of y e Widow Mary Learneds of s d Town on Munday 
the 30 of November Currant at one of y e Clock in the After noon 
of S 1 day in order to there being Laid before the Town. Hereof 
fail not and make return of this Warrant and your Doings thereon 
unto one of y e Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafonably before the 
times perfixt for S d Meetings. 

Dated at Watertown the 17 th Day of Novemb'. In the fourth Year 
of his Maj". Reign Anno Domini 1730. 

^ order of y e Selectmen 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

[47] 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y e Widow Mary Learneds on 
the 30 th . Day of November 1730 for taking in the Town Creditors 
Acc 15 . in ord r to their being Laid before y e Town, they are as 
followeth viz 1 . 

£ I / \& 

M r Josiah Perry for Warning 2 Town 

Meetings 
& for Serving Conftable one year 
M r David Meed for warning 4 Town 

Meetings 12 / 
for Serving Conftable one year 20 / 
M r George Lawrance for one day work 

at y e Great Bridge. 
M r George Lawrance Jun r for a p r of 

Shoos for Ep m Smith in 1727. 
To the Estate of Tho s . Learned Dec d for 

Preambulating Laft. 
Deacon John Coollidge for help making 

y e Town Rate Laft year. 
M r Nathanael Harris for help making y e 

Town Rate Laft year. 
M r . Daniel Benjamin for help making y e 

Town Rate Laft year. 



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M r John Ormes for Timb r . for y e 
backf ide Pond medow. 
Tho s . Coollidge for keeping 
Widow Web 29 weeks at 4/ ^ 
Nathaneal Sherman for mending the 
Bridge against M r Nathanael Har- 
rises Meadow, for Plank 20 /for 
Labour 1 / 
Joseph Mafon for Serving Town Treas- 
urer the year 1729. 
& for Preambulation y e Laft Time 
Conftable Ebenezer Stone for warning 
2 Town Meetings 
and for returning the Precipt 
M r Ebenezer Chenry for Timb r for a 
whelme in y e Lane by M r Oliver 
Livermores. 



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At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of Watertown regulerly 
Warned And Afsembled on the 4 th day of December 1730. for y e 
Ends Set forth in y e Warning. 

1. Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Moderator for S d Meeting. 
A Lift of y e Town Creditors Acc ts y' was bro\ to y e Selectmen 

was Laid before the Town Amounting to the Sum of Seventeen 
pounds Six Shillings. 

2. It was put to Vote whether the Town will grant Such a Sum 
of Money as will pay and Satiffye the Town Creditors Acc ts . and 
the vote paft in the Affirmative. 

3. Voted and Granted to Joseph Harrington y e Sum of twenty 
millings & nine pence, S d Harrington to pay Tho s Hills & Sam 1 . 
Stearns (both Deceafed) rates (w ch cant be got) in his Lift of 
Rates. 

4. Voted and Granted to Samuel Garfield y e Sum of Sixteen 
(hillings for Two Trees for the Bridge behind pond Medow. 

5. Voted and Granted the Sum of Ten pounds for the Support 
of Ephraim Smith one year, and Twenty Six millings for to pro- 
cure a Hat & a pair of Britches for S d Smith. 

6. Voted and Granted the Sum of Ten pounds for y e Support of 
y e Widow Wyeth for one Year, y e year to begin y e 10 th of Janury 
Next. 

7. Put to Vote whether the Town are of y e Mind to put off the 
Article about granting money for the School for the prefent and 
proceed to Act on Some other Articles. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

8. Put to Vote whether whether the Town are of y e mind to Wave 
y e Acting on thofe Articles for granting money for ye Incouraging 
Learning in y e More Wefterly & Eafterly parts of y e Town, for y e 
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9. It was put to Vote whether the Town do Esteem the grant of 
money made the 16 th day of January Laft paft, To be a Legall 
grant, And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

10. Voted and granted the Sum of fifteen pounds to repair the 
great Bridge where it is moft Needfull. 

11. Voted and Granted to M r George Harrington fourteen mil- 
lings it being for one day work at y e Great Bridge for Carting 
plank to S d Bridge & for a knee & Speeks for S d Bridge. 

12. It was put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town that 
the School Should be keept any Longer in the place where it is 
Now keept, and y e Vote paft in the Negative. 

13. It was Put to Vote whether the School Shall be keept for 
the prefent in Each Precinct as Near to Each Meeting houfe as 
places Convienant may be obtained. 

And the Vote Paft in the Affirmative. 

14. Put to vote whether it be the mind of the Town to build 
Two School houfes One in Each Precinct, And y e Vote Paft in y e 
Affirmative. 

15. Put to Vote whether the Town will build one Schoolhoufe 
in the Moft Convienant Place within Twenty Rods of the Eaft 
Meeting houfe in S d Town. And the Vote paft in y e Affarmitive. 

16. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of y e Town to build y e 
Schoolhoufe on the Weft Side of the Meeting houfe in y e Weft Pre- 
cinct in the Moft Convienant place within fourty Rods of S d Meet- 
ing houfe, And the vote paft in the Affirmative. 

[49] 

1 7 . Put to Vote whether the Town will Grant the Sum of fifty 
Pounds for the Buildind Said Schoolhoufes. And the vote Paft 
in the Affirmative. 

18. Put to Vote whether it be y e mind of y e Town to Choofe a 
Committee of Three men to build Said Schoolhoufes. And y e 
Vote paft in y e Affarmitive. 

19. Voted and Chofe Mefs\ Nathanael Harris John Cutting & 
Jonathan Stone to be A Committee to build Said Schoolhoufes. 

20. Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town to Leave it 
to the Judgment of their Committee as to the Dimentions of S d 
Schoolhoufes, So as to be moft Convienant for the Town, Improv- 
ing the Old School houfe in S d buildings And the Vote Paft in 
the Affirmative. 

21. Voted And Granted the Sum of fourty five Pounds to pay 
M r David Stearns Schoolmafter what is due to him for his keeping 
the School to this time. 

22. Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town to Grant 
the Sum of fifty five Pounds for the Support of y e Grammer and 
Englifh School in the Town for the Year Enfuing. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

23. Voted and Granted to M r George Harrington the Sum of 
Three pounds one milling for 206 feet of 3 Inch plank for Bever 
brook Bridge. On condition that the Selectmen Accept of S d Plank. 



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2 4. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town to Leave it 
to the Committee aboves d to procure a Convienant Place In Each 
Precinct to keep the School in for the Prefent. And that they 
Treat with M r David Stearns to keep the School, for the Sum 
Granted for the Support of the School ; & y e Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

25. Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of the Town that the 
School Shall be keept till the Sixteenth of January Next in the 
place the Committe Shall procure in the Eaft Precinct. And 
then to be keept Quarterly in Each Precinct, the firft Quarter to 
begin in the Weft Precinct. And the Vote Paft in the Affarmitive. 

26. Put to Vote whether the Town will Act upon the Matter 
Petitioned for by John Beemis Daniel Child & others. 

And y e Vote Paft in y e Negative. 

27. Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of y e Town to Choofe An 
Afsefsor to fill up the Vacancy made by y e Death of M r John Stearns. 

And the Vote Paft in the Affarmitive. 

28. Voted and Choofe Deacon John Coollidge for an Afsefsor 
to fill up the Vacancy. 

[SO] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at M r Samuel 
Pierces on the 7 th day of Decemb r 1730. At Said Meeting the 
Selectmen Agreed with M r John Ormes of s d Town to Take and 
keep the Widow Webb for the Space of half a Year from the day 
he Shall take her And to provide for her good and Sutable meat 
drink warning and Lodging during S d Terme ; And S d Ormes to 
have as a reward therefor from S d Town the Sum of four Shillings 

week for evry week during y e time he Shall keep her, and if 
any Extreordnary Charge Shall happen by Sicknefs &c To be 
reafonably Allowed therefor by the Town, And Said Ormes to 
take with the Said Widow her bed and beding and her Smal Cheft. 
S d Ormes being prefent Agreed to what is above written. At S d 
Meeting the Selectmen Appointed Mefs rs Jonas Bond Thomas 
Hammond & Ed w . Harrington three of y e Selectmen to Attend at 
y e Next General Sefsions of y e peace to be holden at Charlfton to 
prosecute y e Selectmen's Complaint Againft the Afsefsors viz*. 
M r Nathanael Harris & Deacon William Brown for their refufing 
to Afsefs the grant made y e 16 th . of January Laft paft for the 
Support of the School. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen at M r Thomas Straights on the 
2 2 d day of Decemb r . 1730. The Selectmen being Informed y* 
there is one John Thatcher come to live in Watertown who came 
from Suffield in the County of Hampfheir and came to S d Water- 
town y e 24 th day of Novemb r . Laft paft and now refides in y e 
Houfe of Sam". & Ebenezer Thatcher in S d Watertown, alfo y' their 
is one Stephen Holland come to Live in S d Watertown who came 
Laft from y e Town of Stoughton in y e County of Suffolk who came 
to Watertown y e beginning of this Inftant Decemb\ and refides at 
y e Houfe of y e Widow Ruth Coollidge in S d Watertown, Their 



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Circumftances being Such y* the Selectmen refufe to Accept of 
them to be Inhabitants in Watertown ; did order and Direct the 
Clerk to write a Warrant, Directed to Ebenezer Stone Conftable 
of Watertown, forth with to Warn the S d John Thatcher and 
Stephen Holland forthwith to Depart out of Watertown & no 
longer to refide therein. 

At S d Meeting y e Selectmen ordred the Town Treafurer to pay 
to M r George Lawrance the Sum of Twenty four Shillings, out of 
y e Ufe money y* was paid into y e Treafury by the Truftees of s d 
Town, to be Improved by y e s d Lawrance to procure a Gound 
for y e Widow Wyeth. the Selectmen alfo ordred the Treafurer to 
pay to M r George Lawrance y e Sum of five pounds for his keep- 
ing Eph m Smith and is in full of y e grant made for y e Support of 
the S d Smith y e Laft year. And to George Lawrance Juner the 
Sum of Eleven pounds Ten millings for his keeping y e Widow Wyeth 
one year y e year being up y e 10 day of Jan y Next. It being y e 
grant made Laft Year for her Supporte one year. 

At S d Meeting y e Selectmen agre'd upon Calling a Town Meet- 
ing, Accordingly ordred y e Clerk to Write warrants to y e Several 
Conftables of s d Town to warn y e Freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants in the Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of s d Town who are 
Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at 
the Publick Meeting houfe in y e Eaft Precint in S d Town on 
Wedenfday the 30 th of Decemb r Currant at Ten of y e clock in the 
fornoon for y e ends following. 

1. To hear y e Petition of John Beemis Jolhua Biglow John Fiske 
and Sundry oth r Inhabitants of Watertown, who Complain y l at a 
General Town Meeting of y e Freehold' 5 & other Inhabitant of S d 
Town on y e fourth Day of December Currant it was Voted y* the 
Schoolhoufe in S d Town Should be Improved in building two 
New ones whereas it was Not mentioned in y e Warrant of s d 
Meeting and therefore Irreguler & unlawfull & therefore pray y e 
Town may be Called together and that it may be put to Vote in a 
Decent and reguler Manner whether the S d Schoolhoufe Shall 
Stand where it now is. 

2. To know the Towns Mind whether they will reconfider the 
9 th Article in the y e Warning of y e General Town Meeting of y e 
fourth of Decemb r Currant, relating to building Schoolhoufes &c. 
and for y e Town to Act their pleafure with Relation thereto, by 
reafon y l Sundry of y e Inhabitants Complain y* they were not 
legally Warned to S d Meeting. 

[31] 

Midd\ fs. To M r Ebenezer Stone Conftable of Watertown in 
S d County Greeting. 

The Selectmen of S d Town being Informed that there is one 
John Thatcher come to Dwell in S d Town who came from Suffield 
in the County of Hampsheir to Watertown the Latter end of 
Novemb r . Laft Paft and now refides in the Houfe of Samuel & 
Ebenezer Thatcher in S d Watertown, Alfo that there is one 



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Stephen Holland Come to Live in S d Watertown who Came Laft 
from Stoughton in the County of Suffolk who came to Watertown 
the beginning of this Inftant Decemb r . and Refides at the Houfe 
of y e Widow Ruth Coollidge in S d Watertown their Circumftances 
being such That y e Selectmen Refuse to Accept of them to be 
Inhabitants of S d Watertown. 

Thefe are there fore in his Maj es . Name To Will and require 
You the S d Ebenezer Stone forth With to Warn the Abovenamed 
John Thatcher and Stephen Holland to Depart forth with out of 
Watertown and no longer to Abide therein. And make return of 
this Warrant and Your Doings thereon forth with to one of the 
Selectmen or Town Clerk. Dated at Watertown the 23 Day of 
December in the fourth year of his Maj es . Reign Annoque Domini 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

Watertown December 25. 1730. 

In obfervance of the above written Warrant I the 
Subfcriber have Warned the Above named John Thatcher and 
Stephen Holland forthwith to Depart out of Watertown. 

Ebenezer Stone. Conftable of Watertown. 

This Caution entered at y e Sefsions at Charleftown March 
9 th . 1730/ 1. 

^ J Mafon Town Clerk. 

[•52] 

Midd x : fs. To M r Ebenezer Stone & M r David Meed Con- 
ftables of Watertown in S d County Greeting. 

You are hereby Required forthwith to warn the Freeholders & 
oth r Inhabitants belonging to the Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of 
S d Town who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in Town 
Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct; 
of s d Town on Wedenfday the 30 th of Decemb r . Currant at Ten of 
y e Clock in the forenoon for y e Ends following. 

1. To hear the Petition of John Beemis Joshua Biglow John 
Fisk and Sundry Others Inhabitants of Watertown who Complain 
that at a general Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of S d Town on y e fourth Day of December Currant 
It was Voted y l the School houfe in S d Town Should be Improved 
in building Two New ones, whereas it was not mentioned in the 
Warrant of Said Meeting, And therefore Irreguler and unlawfull 
they therefore pray y e Town may be called together and that it 
may be put to Vote in a Decent and Reguler Manner whether y e 
S d School houfe Shall Stand where it Now is. 

2. To know the Towns Mind whether they will Reconfider the 
Ninth Article in the Warning of y e General Town Meeting of the 
fourth of Decemb r Currant Relating to Building Schoolhoufes &c : 
And for the Town to Act their Pleafure with Relation thereto by 
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Legally Warned to Said Meeting. Hereof fail Not and make 
Seafonable return of this Warrant and Your Doings thereon unto 
y e Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time perfixt for S d Meet- 
ing. Dated at Watertown the 23 d Day of Decemb r In y e fourth 
year of his Maj es . Reign Annoque Domini 1730. 

^ order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Cler. 

[53] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regulerly Warned ; And Afsembled on 
the 30 th Day of Decemb r . 1730. for the Ends Set forth in the 
Warning. 

1. Voted and Choofe M r Jonas Bond Moderator for S d Meeting. 
34 Pfons 

entered 2 . Put to Vote whether it is y e Mind of y e 

yr Decent Town that e Schoo l hou f e Shall Stand where it 

agamlt . J 

ye Town's now 1S « 

pioceding And y e Vote past in y e Affirmative, 

to Act &c. 

3. Put to Vote whether it be y e Mind of y e Town to Reconfider 
the Ninth Article in y e Warning of y e Publick Town Meeting on 
y e fourth of Decemb r Currant. 

And the Vote Paft in the Affirmative. 

4. Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town that the 
Votes and proceedings that were paft upon the Ninth Article at 
the S d Meeting were Irreguler. 

And the Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

5. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town that the 
Grammer & Englifh Schoole Should be keept in the School houfe 
where it now Stands. 

And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

6. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of y e Town to grant the 
Sum of fifty five Pounds for y e Support of y e Gramm r and Englifh 
School for y e Year infuing in the Schoolhoufe where it now Stands. 
y e Year beginning y e fourth of Decemb r . Currant. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

7. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of y e Town to grant a 
Sutable Sum of Money for the Incouraging of Learning in the 
more Wefterly Part of y e Town. 

And the Vote Paft in the Negative. 

8. Put to vote whether it be the Mind of y e Town to Difmifs y e 
Committee Choofen to build the Schoolhoufes. 

And the Vote Paft in y e Affirmative. 

9. Put to Vote whether it be the mind of y e Town y l y e 
Selectmen Should Treet w th Mr. David Stearns to keep y e 
School. 

And y e Vote Paft in the Affirmative. 

[541 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Thomas Coollidges on the 



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4 th day of January 1730/ 1. At this Meeting M r Samuel Pierce 
Jonas Bond and Jofeph Mason who were Appointed by y e Select- 
men to take an Inventory of y e Widow Webbs Moveables which 
were at M r Thomas Coollidges, Made report to y e Selectmen that 
they had Done Said Service, and Exhibeted a Sciddal of y e Same 
and there Apprizement to the Selectmen, as may Appear by S d 
Sciddal under their hands on file. 

At S (1 Meeting M r Thomas Coollidge gave Acc 1 to y e Selectmen 
that y e Widow Webb was Indebted to him for boarding or keeping 
of her (before the Town took y e Care of her) Thirty two weaks at 
3 / ^ weak, which Amounts to ^4-15-.. 
M r Coollidge Defired y l he might have his pay out of y e Widows 
Moveables which were at his houfe. Taking So many of them at 
the Apprizem* y y were prized at by order of y e Selectmen as to 
Satiffye the Debt. To which the Selectmen Concented, And 
they Agreed y l M r Coollidge Should have the following ^ticuler 
things as they were prized, viz 1 . 

One Cheft with a draw (a) 

The Brafs Kittle (a) 

The old Cubbard (a) 

The Iron Poot & Pot hooks at _ 
The old Stool 1 / the Table 9 / 
The Earthen Ware at 

Which things M r Coollidge Rec d of y e Selectmen in full Satif- 
faction of y e aboves d Debt due to him from y e s d Widow Webb. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jonas Bonds on y e 15 th day 
of January 1730 /i. At S d Meeting y e Selectmen According to 
the Vote of y e Town at y r Meeting on y e 30 th of Decemb r Laft 
paft Treated with M r David Stearns, he being prefent To keep 
the School at the Schoolhoufe where it now Stands, And the 
Selectmen defired M r Stearns Accordingly to remove y e School to 
S d Schoolhoufe on Munday y e 18 th . of January Currant. 

At S d Meeting y e Selectmen ordred y e Town Treafurer to pay 
out of y e money y l came into the Treafurey by y e Sale of a Mare 
belonging to Elnathan Whitney Deceafed Sold by ord r of y e Select- 
men To M r Daniel Whitney fourty four Shillings which was for 
money Expended & wintering a Cow for s d Elnathan. And to 
Doctor Colt y e Sum of Seventeen millings & 9/ for his looking 
after y e S d Elnathan in y e time of his Sicknefs. 

An S J Meeting y e Selectmen Agreed w th M r George Lawrance 
Jun r to keep y e Widow Wyeth After y e rate of Eleven pounds ^ 
Year, So far as y e Money granted by y e Town (for her) y e fourth 
Day of December Laft paft Shall go. And if Extreordenary 
Charge Shall happen through Sicknefs or other wife to be reafon- 
ably Satiffyed therefor by y e Town. 



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[55] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Thomas Coollidges on the 
18 th Day of January 1730 / 1. At S d Meeting y e Selectmen ordred 
y e Clerk to write warrants to y e Several Conftables of Watertown 
as follows. 

In obfervance of a Preceipt to us Directed from y e High 
Sherriff of y e County of Middlefex. 

You are required in his Maj es . Name forth with to Warn ye 
Freehold" and other Inhabitants within y e Eaft & Weft Precincts 
of Said Town who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in y e 
Choice of a Reprefentative to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe 
in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Tuefday y e 26 th of January 
Currant at 12 A clock in order to Choofe a Perfon or Perfons to 
reprefent y e Town of Watertown at a Great & Gen 11 . Court Ap- 
pointed to be Conviened held & keept for his Maj es . Service at 
y e Court houfe in Bofton on Wedenfday y e 10 th . of February Next. 

You are likewife required to Warn y e Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of s d Eaft & Weft Precincts who are Quallifyed Accord- 
ing to Law to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at s d Publick Meeting 
houfe at one of the clock in the after noon of s d Day for y e Ends 
following. 

1. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will grant a 
Sutable Sum of money to promote Learning in y e more Wefterly 
part of y e Town who cant Convienantly Send y e Children to y e 
Schoolhoufe where it now Stands. 

2. To know y e Mind of y e Town whether they will grant a 
Sutable Sum of money to promote Learning in y e more Eafterly 
part of y e Town who cant Convienantly Send y r Children to y e 
School houfe where it now Stands. 

3. For the Town to take Effectual care that y e Schoolmafter be 
forth with paid, what is due to him for his keeping y e School in 
S d Town. 

4. To inform y e Town y* y e Towns Way Laid out for y e Ufe of 
y e Town beginning at y e North Highway above Dea W ,u Browns 
Leading acrofs to the Meeting houfe, has been Shut up. And 
Lately opened Again by a Committee Impowered by a Justice a 
peace, which Com tee has been suwed by Dea W m . Brown. And 
for y e Town to Act y r Pleafure w th Relation to S d Town Way. 

5. To hear y e Petition of Jona n Stone Henry Bright John 
Coollidge with Sundry others, Inhabitants of S d . Town, who 
Petition that it may be one Article in y e warning of y e Town 
Meeting, To know the Towns Mind whether y y will Defire their 
Reprefentative or A Committee in their Names ; Humbly to Peti- 
tion y e Great and Gen 1 . Court to Demollifh ye Great Bridge over 
Charls River in Cambridge and to Errect a Ferrey in Lue thereof 
under Such regulation as they in their great Wifdom & goodnefs 
Shall Se Meet. 

At S d Meeting y e Selectmen Agreed y* M r John Ormes Should 
have the remainder of y e Widow Webbs goods that are at M r 



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Thomas Coollidges. S d Ormes to be Accountable for S d Goods at 
y e Apprizm*. they Stand at in y e Inventory taken of them. S d 
Ormes being prefent Concented hereto. 

The 20 th . of January 1730/31: The Selectmen delivered y e 
remainder of y e Widow Webbs goods y l were at M r Coollidges To 
M r John Ormes the Peticulers are as follow, viz 



a Sute of Curtains & Valliors at 


£1- 


IO- 




6 Towels 3 Table Cloths 6 Pillow beers 




19- 




a rayzer 2/6-6 chairs a p r of wod- 








Scales 10 / 




12 


..6 


A pair of Tongs a peal & Tramel 




12- 




A Frying pan 5 / a brafs Skillet & frame 


12/ ..- 


17- 




4 Platters & a bafon 1- .7- .. ) 








6 Plates .- 15- .. y 


.2- 


.8- 




1 Tankard .- .6- .. ) 








a Iron hook a fiefs fork 2 knives 2 forks 




.1— 


10 


7 woodin plates a Shog r box a Sive 




.2— 


.2 


a clofebafket & a Linin wheel 




•5- 








•7 : 


.6 



M r John Ormes Rec d ye Sundry perticluers and gave a receipt 
of them as follow's. 

Watertown January 20 th . 1730/31. 

Then Rec d of y e Selectmen the Sundry perticluer things 
above mentioned which were the Widow Webbs. 
Rec d by me 

John Ormes. 

[56] 

Midd x : fs. To M r Ebenezer Stone & M r David Meed Con- 
ftables of Watertown Greeting. 

In obfervance of a Precipt to us Directed from the High 
Sheriff of the County of Middlefex. 

Thefe are in his Maj es . Name to Will and Require You forth 
with to warn the Freeholders and other Inhabitants within the 
Eafter and Wefterly Precincts of S d Town who are Quallifyed 
According to Law to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative, to 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of 
s d Town on Tuefday the Twenty Sixth Day of January Currant at 
Twelve of the Clock in order to Elect and Depute one or more 
Perfons To Reprefent the Town of Watertown At a Great and 
General Court or Afsembly, Appointed to be Convened, Held and 
keept for his Maj es : Service at the Court Houfe in Bofton on 
Wedenfday the Tenth Day of February Next. 

You are Likewife Required to Warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants within S d Precincts who are Quallifyed According to 
Law to Vote in Town Affairs, to Meet at Said Publick Meeting 
houfe at one of the Clock in the After noon of S d Twenty Sixth 
Day for the Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Grant a 



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Sutable Sum of Money to promote Learning in the more Wefterly 
Part of S d Town who cannot Conveniantly Send their Children to 
the School houfe where it now Stands. 

2. To know the mind of the Town whether they will grant a 
Sutable Sum of Money to promote Learning in the more Eafterly 
Part of S d Town who Cannot Conveniantly Send their Children 
to y e Schoolhoufe where it now Stands. 

3. For the Town to take Effectual Care that the Schoolmafter 
be forthwith paid what is Due to him for his keeping of y e School 
in S d Town. 

4. To Informe the Town that the Towns Way, Laid out for the 
Ufe of the Town begining at the North Highway above Dea : 
W m Browns Leading a Crofs to y e Meeting houfe has been Shut 
up ; And Lately opened again by a Committee Impowered by a 
Justice of y e peace, which Committee has been Sued by Deacon 
W m Brown ; And for the Town to Act their pleafure with Relation 
to S d Town way. 

5. To hear the Petition of Jonathan Stone Henry Bright John 
Coollidge with Sundry others Inhabitants of S d Town who Petition 
that it may be one Article in the Warning of y e Town Meeting 
viz 1 . To know the Towns Mind whether they will Defire their 
Reprefentative, or a Committe in their Names, Humbly to Petition 
y e Great & General Court to Demolifh the Great Bridge over 
Charles River in Cambridge and to Errect a Ferry in Lew thereof 
under Such Regulations as they in their great Wifdom and good- 
nefs Shall Se meet. Hereof fail not and make return of this 
Warrant and your Doings thereon unto Some one of y e Selectmen 
or Town Clerk Seafonably before the times perfixt in S d Warrant 
for the Said Meetings. Dated at Watertown the Nineteenth Day 
of January. In the fourth year of his Maj es . Reign Annoque 
Domini 1730 / 31. 

order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

[57] 

At General Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in the 
Choice of A Reprefentative, Regulerly Warned, and Afsembled on 
the 26 th Day of January 1730/31. for to Choofe a Reprefentative. 

Voted and Choofe M r Nathan Fiske Reprefentative, To repre- 
fent S d Town of Watertown at a Great & Gen 11 . Court Appointed 
to be Convened and held at y e Court houfe in Bofton on the Tenth 
Day of February Next. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders & other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regulerly 
Warned & Afsembled on y e 26 th Day of January 1730/31; for 
y e Ends Set forth in y e Warning of s d Meeting. 

1 . Voted and Choofe Deacon Nathan Fiske Moderator for S d 
Meeting. 



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2. Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Grant a 
Sutable Sum of money to promote Learning in the more Wefterly 
Part of y e Town who Cant Convienantly Send their Children to 
the Schoolhoufe where it now Stands. And the Vote paft in the 
Negative. 

3. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to grant a 
Sutable Sum of money to promote Learning in the more Eafterly 
Part of y e Town who Can't Convienantly Send their Children to 
the Schoolhoufe where it now Stands. And the vote paft in the 
Negative. 

4. The Third Article in the Warning was read to y e Town. 
And the Afsefsors, Replyed that they were in a Way of Afsefsing 
w l was granted to pay the Schoolmafter. 

5. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Act upon 
the fourth Article in the Warning. And the Vote Paft in the 
Affarmitive. 

6. Put to Vote whether the Town are of y e Mind to Choofe a 
Committe to Act in that Affair. And it Appeared to y e Modera- 
tor after poling y* that y r was as maney voters on y e Negative as 
was on y e Affirmative. 

7. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Con- 
tinue the fourth Article in the Warning to the Next Town 
Meeting. 

And the Vote paft on y e Negative. 

8. The fifth Article in the Warning was read to the Town viz*. 
To know the mind of the Town whether they will Defire their 
Representative or A Committe in their Names Humbly to Petition 
y e Great and General Court to Demolifh y e Great Bridge over 
Charls River in Cambridge and to Errect a ferry in Lew thereof 
under Such Regulations as they in their great Wifdom and Good- 
nefs Shall See meet. And it was Put to Vote whether it is the 
mind of y e Town to Act upon Said Article. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

9. Put to Vote whether the Town Do Defire their Reprefenta- 
tive Humbly to Petition the y e Great and General Court to 
Demolifh the Great Bridge over Charls River in Cambridge ; And 
Errect A Ferry in Lew thereof. 

And the Vote paft in the Affarmitive. 

[38] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M r Edward 
Harringtons on the 18 th Day of February 1730 /31. the Selectmen 
Ordred the Clerk to write Warrants Directed to the Several Con- 
ftables of S d Town to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhabitants 
in the Eafterly & Wefterly Precints of S d Town who are Quallifyed 
According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Munday the 
first day of March Next Enfuing the Date hereof at Nine of the 
Clock in the forenoon for the Ends following, viz*. 

1. To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk Town Treafurer Con- 



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ftables and all other Such Town Officers as by Law are Required 
to be Chofen in in the Month of March. 

2. To know the Mind of y e Town Relating to the Law, referring 
to Swine being shut up. 

3. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they are willing to 
purchase of M r Nathaniel Sherman (Provided he is willing to Dif- 
pofe of them) the Regefter of Births the Plat of y e Town the Draft 
of the Dividents or Any other Papers that may be ufefull to the 
Town, and Choofe a Committe to Treet with M r Sherman for them. 

4. To hear the Report of the Selectmen Referring to a Way 
Laid out for the Ufe of the Town, begining between M r Thomas 
Strattons & M r Elifha Smiths at the Town Way, So Runing upon 
the Dividents & Lotts till it comes out at the Country Road by 
Thomas Harringtons and for the Town to Act thereon. 

5. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Sink David 
Graggs Rates in Thomas Harringtons Lists of Rates. 

Midd x fs. To the Conftables of Watertown in S d County 
Greeting. 

You are hereby Required to warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants within the Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of s d Town 
who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs To 
Meet at the publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town 
on munday the first day of March Next Enfuing the Date hereof 
at Nine of the clock in the 'forenoon for the Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer Con- 
ftables and all other Such Town officers as by Law are Required 
to be chofen in the month of March. 

2. To know the mind of the Town with Relation to the Law 
Referring to Swine being Shut up. 

3. To know the mind of the Town whether they are Willing to 
purchase of M r Nath 1 . Sherman (Provided he is Willing to Difpofe 
of them) the Regester of Births the Plat of y e Town the Draft of 
y e Dividents or any other Papers that may be ufefull to the Town, 
and choofe a Committee to Treet w th . M r Sherman for them. 

4. To hear the Report of y e Selectmen referring to a Way Laid 
out for the Ufe of y e Town begining between M r Thomas Strattons 
and M r Elifha Smiths at the Town Way, So runing upon the Divi- 
dents & Lotts till it corns out at the Country Road by Thomas 
Harringtons, And the Town to Act thereon if the Se Meet. 

5. To know the mind of the Town whether they will Sink 
David Graggs Rates in M r Thomas Harringtons Lists of Rates. 

Hereof fail not and make Return of this Warrant and Your 
Doings there on unto one of y e Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafon- 
ably before the time Appointed for S d Meeting. Dated in Water- 
town the 20 th Day of February In the fourth year of His Maj es . 
Reign Anno Dom : 1730/31. 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 



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[39] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M rs . Learneds 
on y e 26 th of February 1730/31: At s d Meeting y e Selectmen 
Ordered y e Town Treafurer to pay to the Rev d M r Seth Storer the 
Sum of Twenty Six (hillings and 4 d . which Sum was Sunk by y e 
Town in Samuel Pierces Lift of Rates, and granted again by y e 
Town in y e year 1729. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown Regulerly Warned and Afsembled on the first 
Day of March 1730/31. for the Choice of Town Officers &c. 

Voted and Choofe Leu 1 Samuel Stearns Moderator for S d 
Meeting. 



Leu*. Samuel Stearns. 
M r Jonas Bond. 
M r Samuel Pierce. 
M r Nathanael Bright. 
M r Thomas Hammond. 
Liu* John Fiske. 
^ M r Edward Harrington. 

Choofe Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. And Town 



Voted and Chofe for Seledttmen 



Voted and 
Treafurer. 



Voted and Chofe for Conftables 



Voted and choofe for Afsefsors 



( M r Samuel Thatcher. 
X M r Joshua Child. 

M r Henry Bond. 

M 1 Nathanael Bright. 

M r Nathanael Harris. 



Voted and Choofe for Surveighers 



Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen 



Voted and choofe for Hogreves 



Voted and Choofe M r W m White Sealer of Leather. 
Voted and Chofe M r John Kimbal Sealer of Weights and 
Meafures. 

Voted and Chofe for Fence ( M r John Haftings. 
Viewers ( M r Sam 1 . Hager. 

( M r Oliver Livermore. 
M r Jonathan Beemis. 
M r Isaac Pierce. 
M r Dan 1 . Benjamin. 
k M r John Pierce. 

' M r John Sawin. 
M r Samuel Brown. 
M r John Dix. 
^ M r Joseph Grout. 

f M r John Tayntor. 
M r Jn° Flagg Jun r . 
M r Jonathan Barnard. 
M r Jonathan Sanderson y e 3 d . 

Voted and Choofe M r W m Williams Meafurer of Timber &c. 
Voted that Swine Shall run at Large. 



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Put to Vote whether the Town will choofe a Committe to Treate 
with y e Heirs of M r Joseph Sherman Dec d . for y e Regester of 
Births y e Plat of y e Town the Draft of y e Dividents or any other 
papers that may of us to the Town which are in their hands. And 
the vote Paft in the Affirmative. 

[60] Voted. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon and Dea : Nathan Fiske to be 
Com tee . to Treat with the Heirs of M r Joseph Sherman Dec d for 
the Regester of Births Plat of y e Town Draft of y e Dividents &c. 
And to make Report to the Town at the Next Town Meeting. 

The fourth Article in the Warning was read to the Town viz 4 To 
hear the Report of y e Selectmen refering to a Way Laid out for 
the Ufe of y e Town beginning between M r Thomas Strattons & 
M r Elifha Smiths at the Town way So runing on the Dividents 
& Lotts till it comes out at the Country Road by M r Thomas 
Harringtons, and the Town to Act thereon if they Se meet. And 
it was put to Vote whether the Town will Act on S d Article at this 
time. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will Continue S d Article to the 
Next Town Meeting. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will Sink David Graggs Rates in 
M r Thomas Harringtons Lists of Rates. And y e Vote paft in y e 
Negative. 
[61] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at y e Widow Mary 
Learneds on the 5 th Day of March 1730 /31 the Sundry Perfons 
hereafter Named took their Refpective Oathes before y e Selectmen 
to y 6 Several Respective offices to which they were Chofen viz 1 . 

Joseph Mafon the Oathes of Town Clerk & Town Treafurer. 

Samuel Thatcher the oath of a Conftable. 

Henry Bond ) 

Nathanael Bright >• Afsefsor Oath. 

Nathanael Harris ) 

William White the Oath of Sealer of Leather. 

Samuel Hager } t ^ ie oat ^ °^ ^ence Viewer. 
Oliver Livermore ) 

Jonathan Bemis >• Surveighers Oath. 
Isaac Parce ) 
John Sawin 
Samuel Brown 
John Dix 
Joseph Grout 
John Tayntor 
John Flagg Jun r 
Jonathan Barnard 
Jonathan Sanderfon y e 3 



Tythingmans Oath. 



Hogreaves Oath. 



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[62] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at Lieu* Samuel 
Stearnes on y e 5 Day of April 1731. At S d Meeting the Selectmen 
ordred y e Clerk to write Warrants Directed to y e Several Con- 
ftables of Watertown to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
To Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of 
s d Town on Munday y e 19 th Day of April Currant at one of y e 
Clock in the After Noon for y e Ends following, viz* 

1. To hear the Petition of y° Wefterly Precinct of S d Town 
which has been Preferred to y e Great & General Court, praying 
that as they have been Set of to be a Diftinct Precinct they may 
Now be Set off to be a Diftinct Town, & y e order of y e Great & 
General Court thereon, and y e Town to Confider thereof And 
Choofe a Com tee or Agents (if y e See meet) to Reprefent them on 
S d Affair at the great & General Court. And further for the Town 
to Act and Do any other thing or things as they Shall think most 
Proper and Convienant to be Done with Relation to Said Affair. 

2. To Hear the Request of Jofhua Child For the Town to 
Accept of M r David Meed to be Conftable for this prefent Year 
in his Room & Stead, & y e Town to Act thereon. 

3. To know y e Mind of y e Town whether they will Sinck John 
MecAlexanders Rob' Spears and Sundry others Rates in Conftable 
David Meeds Lists of Rates. 

Which warrants were writ Accordingly, as follow. 
Midd x fs. To the Conftables of Watertown &c. 

You are hereby ordred and Required forth with to Warn the 
Freehold' 5 , and other Inhabitants with in the Eafterly and Wefterly 
Precints of Watertown who are Quallifyed According to Law to 
Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in 
the Eafterly Precinct of s d Town on Munday the 19 th of April 
Currant at one of y e Clock in the After noon for the Ends 
following viz*. 

1. To hear the Petition of y e Wefterly Precinct of s d Town 
which has been Preferred to y e Great & General Court praying 
that as they have been Set off to be a Diftinct Precinct ; they may 
Now be Set off to be a Distinct Town : And the order of y e Great 
& General Court thereon, and the Town to Confider thereof, and 
Choofe a Committee or Agents (if they Se meet) to reprefent them 
on Said Affair at ye Great & General Court and further for the 
Town to Act & Do any other thing or things as they Shall think 
moft proper & Convienant to be Done with Relation to Said Affair. 

2. To hear the Request of M r Jofhua Child ; For the Town to 
Accept of M r David Meed to be Conftable this prefent year in his 
(y e s d Childs) Room & Stead. & y e Town to A& thereon. 

3. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they are willing to 
Sink or Abate John MecAlexanders Rob* Spears & Sundry other 
Persons Rates in Conftable David Meeds List of Rates. Hereof 
fail not and make Seafonable Return of this order and Your 



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Doings there on to y e Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time 
Appointed for S d Meeting. Dated in Watertown the Seventh Day 
of April in y e fourth year of his Maj es Reign Annoque Domini 
1 73 1. ^ order of y e Selectmen, 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk 

[63] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown Regulerly Warned and Afsembled on the 19 th 
Day of April 1731. 

Voted and Choofe Deacon John Coollidge Moderator for S d 
Meeting. 

The Petition of y e Wefterly Precinct & ord r of Court thereon 
was Red to the Town : And it was Put to Vote whether the Town 
will Choofe a Com tee . or Agents to Reprefent them at y e Great & 
General Court On that Aifair Petitioned for why y e pray r of y e 
Petition S ld not be granted. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will Choofe three Men to be a 
Com tee on S d Affair. And the Vote paft on the Affirmative. 

Voted and Choofe Lieu c Samuel Stearns, Joseph Mafon & Jonas 
Bond to be S d Committe. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will Now Do any other thing 
or things with Relation to S d Aifair. And the Vote paft in the 
Negative. 

Put to Vote whether the Town are Willing to Accept of David 
Meed to be Conftable in the Room of Jofhua Child for this pres- 
ent Year. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether y e Town will Sink John Mec Alexanders 
Rates in Conftable David Meeds Lifts of Rates, and y e Vote paft 
in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will Abate Robert Spears 
Mickel Prats John Tozers James Coddinghams David Graggs 
Alexander Meccoys Steven Parces James Whitney Rates in Con- 
ftable Meeds Lifts of Rates And the Votes paft in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will Abate John Flags Sen r & 
George Addams Rates in Conftable David Meeds Lifts of Rates. 

And y e Votes past in the Affirmative. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 21 Day of 
April 1 73 1. At S d Meeting the Selectmen Adminiftered the -Oath 
of Sealer of Waights & Meafures to John Kimbal, Surveyers Oath 
to Daniel Benjamin Conftables Oath to David Meed. 

the Selectmen Agreed that the Surveyers bounds fhal be for 
this Year as they were Stated Laft Year, And that Oliver Liver- 
more shall have the Eaft part from Shermans Lane & y e North 
part of s d Lane, Jonathan Beemes to have the other Part from 
s d Lane to y e Precinct Line. 

Daniel Benjamin to have the Country Road &c. Isaac Parce 
the Midle Road &c ; John Parce y e North Road &c in y e Weft 
Precint. 



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ordred the Clerk to give Each Surveyer their refpective Bounds. 

Ordred the Town Treaurer to pay out of y e Laft Afsefment to 
y* Town Creditors their Refpective Dues Granted the fourth of 
December Laft paft, & to the Minifters and Schoolmafter their 
Refpective Sallerys. 
[64] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 12 th Day of 
May 1 73 1. at M r Jonas Bonds, the Selectmen Agreed to Call the 
Town to gether on the 2 1 Day of May Currant at three of y e Clock 
in the After Noon in order to Choofe a Reprefentative. Accord- 
ing y y Ordred the Clerk to Write Warrants Directed to y e Several 
Conftables of of Watertown for that End. which was Don in the 
following Manner and Form. 

Midd x : fs. To the Conftables of Watertown in S d County Greeting. 

In obfervance of a preceipt from the High Sherriff of y e County 
of Midd\ Directed to y e Selectmen of Watertown. 

These are in his Majesty's Name to Will and Require You 
forthwith to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhabitants in the 
Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of S d Town who are Quallifyed 
According to Law to Vote in the Choife of a Reprefentative to 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of s d 
Town on fryday the 2 1 Day of May Currant at three of y e Clock 
in the After Noon in order to Elect & Depute one or more Meet 
perfons to Reprefent the Town of Watertown, at a great and 
General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened held & 
keept for his Majesty's Service at y e Court houfe in Boston on 
Wedenfday the 26 of May Currant, hereof fail not and make 
Return of this Warrant & your Doings thereon To y e Selectmen 
or Town Clerk Seafonably before the time Appointed for S d Meet- 
ing. Dated in Watertown the 1 2 Day of May in y e fourth Year of 
his Majesty's Reign Anno Dom 1731. 

^ order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallifyed According to Law, Regulerly 
Warned, and Afsembled on the 21 Day of May 1731. in order to 
Choofe a Reprefentative. 

Voted and Chofe Lieu 1 . Samuel Stearns, Reprefentative. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M r Nath 1 . Brights 
on the 3 d Day of August 1731. Ordred that there S ld be a Town 
Meeting Warned to be on Munday the 16 th Day of this Inftant 
August At Two of the Clock in the After Noone At the Pub- 
lick Meeting houfe in y e Eaft Precinct of s d Town for y e Ends 
following, viz*. 

To hear w l the Gen 1 Court has Recommended to y e Town of 
Watertown w th Relation to the School in S d Town ; viz* the fixing 
on places for Schoolhoufes, and providing Schoolmasters. And 
for the Town to act and Do w*. they Shall think moft prop r and 



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Necefsary to be Done with Relation to y e School So as moft 
Accommodate the Town and promote peace. Ordred the Clerk 
to write Warrants to y e Several Conftables Accordingly. 
[60] 

Midd T : fs. To M r Sam 1 Thatcher 5c M r David Meed Conftables 
of Watertown. Greeting. 

You are hereby Required to Warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants within the Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of Watertown 
who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in town Affairs to 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town 
on Munday the Sixteenth day of this Inftant August at two of y e 
Clock in y* After Noon for the Ends following, viz. 

To hear what y e great & Gen 1 . Court has Recommended to the 
Town, of Watertown Relating to the School in S d Town. viz : the 
fixing on places for School houfes and providing Schoolmafters. 

And for the Town to Act and Do what they Shall think moft 
Proper and Necefsary to be Done with Relation to the School, as 
May moft Accommodate the Town, and promote peace. 

Hereof fail not and Make Return of this Warrant and Your 
Doings thereon to y* Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafonably before 
the time Appointed for Said Meeting. Dated at Watertown the the 
fourth Day of August in the fifth Year of his Maj^. Reign Annoque 
Domini 1731 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regulerlv warned, and Afsembled together 
on the Sixteenth Day of August 173 1. 

Voted and Choofe M r Anthoney Caverly Moderator for S d 
Meeting. 

Then What the Great and General Court Recommended to 
Watertown with Relation to y* fixing on places for Schoolhoufes 
and providing Schoolmafters. was red to the Town. 

Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of y e Town to Act upon 
what the General Court has recommended to Watertown w* Rela- 
tion to Schoolhoufes and Schoolmafters. 

And the vote past on y e Negative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of y* Town to Act any thing 
further upon the Warning of this Meeting. 

And the Vote paft on the Negative. 

[66] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 16* Day of August 1731. 
Ordred that M r David Stearns be Defired to proceed forth with 
to keep the Grammer & Englifh School according to Lav.- in the 
Towns Schoolhoufe till further order. And that M r Edward 
Harrington & M r Thomas Hammond Two of y e Selectmen are 
hereby Defired to Acquaint the Committee of y- Weft Precinct 
that if they Se meet to procure A place conveniant for the Precinct 



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to keep the School in that then the School Shall Emmediately be 
removed to Said place According to the Vote of the Town paft on 
the fourth of December Laft paft. 

The Said M r Harrington & M r Hammond are Defired and 
Impowred to requeft M r David Stearns to proceed forthwith to 
keep the School. & they to make report of their proceedings upon 
the whole to the Selectmen at their Nex Meeting. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown, on the firft Day of 
September 1731 Ordered that there be a Town Meeting on the 
10 th Day of Sep r . Currant At the Publick Meeting houfe in the 
Eaft Precinct of S d Town, at Two of the Clock in the after noon 
for the Ends following, viz To hear the reprefentation of the 
Honourable Houfe of Reprefentatives of the Publick State of the 
Province which is now Laboured und r . And recommended to 
the Several Towns in this Province by Said houfe for their Serious 
Confideration. Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants to the 
Several Conftables of s d Town Accordingly. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen Defired M r George Lawrance to 
procure a p r of Britches and a Hat for Ep m . Smith. 

Ordred the Town Treafurer to pay for the Same Agreable to 
the Grant of y e Town made for that End. 

Midd*. fs. To M r Sam 11 . Thatcher Conftable of Watertown in 
S d County Greeting 

You are hereby required forthwith to warn the Freeholders and 
other Inhabt ts . in the Eaft Precinct of S d Town who are Quallifyed 
to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in 
S d Precinct on fryday the 10 th Day of September Currant at two of 
y e Clock in the After noon for y e End following viz. To hear the 
reprefentation of the Honourable Houfe of Reprefentatives relating 
to the publick Estate of Affairs of this Province Now laboured 
under which Reprefentation is recommended to the Several Towns 
by S d House for their Serious Confideration. And for the Town 
to give their Advice or Directions with relation to S d Affairs 
Laboured under. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
Doings thereon to y e Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafonably before 
y e time Appointed for S d Meeting. Dated at Watertown y e 3 d Day 
of Sep r in y e fifth year of His Maj es . Reign Annoque Domini 1731. 
^ order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

Another Warrant was Directed to David Meed Conftable to 
Warne y e Weft Precinct. 
[67] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and oth r Inhab*. 
of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs, Regulerly 
Warned and Afsembled on the 10 th Day of Septemb r . 1731. 

Voted and Choofe Deacon Nathan Fiske Moderator. 



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Then the Reprefentation of the Honourable Houfe of Repre- 
fentatives recommended to the Towns of this Province was Pub- 
lickly red at Said Meeting. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at y e great Bridge 
in Said Town on the 1 Day of Xovemb r . 1731. After viewing of S d 
Bridge to Se what is Xecefsary to be Done for Securing the Same 
We find it Xecefsary that some thing be Done to repair S d Bridge 
for the Security of it and the Safty of Pafsangers, M r W~ Williams 
being prefent. the Selectmen Defired the S d Williams to undertake 
to Do forthwith what is Xecefsary to be done for the Repairing of 
Said Bridge for the Prefent. And to Lay his Acc\ of s d Sen-ice 
before the Selectmen for Allowance. M r Williams Confented 
thereto and undertook to Do S d Sen-ice. 

At S 1 Meeting M r Rich d Park Juner Made Aplication to y e 
Selectmen for their Confent to his Diging a Ditch upon y e Town 
High way by the Dam, the Selectmen Agree to take the matter 
into Confiederation till y e Xext Meeting, and M r Parke to Xotify 
the Proprietors of the Dam to be at S d Meeting. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 22 Day of 
Xovemb r . 1 731. the Selectmen Agreed that there S ld be a Town 
Meeting on y* 6 th . Day of Dec r Xext at Eleven of y e Clock in ye 
forenoon At y e Publick Meeting houfe in y e Eaft Precinct. Agred 
y l Town Creditors bring in y r Credit to y e Selectmen y e 3 d Day at 
one Clock in y s After noon at M re Learneds. Accordingly 
Ordred the Clerk to write Warrants to y e Conftables and Inferte 
the following Articles in y e Warrants viz. 

E. To hear y e Town Creditors Acc s . 

2. To grant a Town Rate to pay the Town Creditors, the Sup- 
port of ye Grammer & Englilh School, the Support of y* poor &c. 

3. To Inform the Town that there is very great Inchroachm 3 on 
jf Town ways Contray to Law, which tends greatly to y e Damage 
& Difturbance of y e Town, and to know, y e Mind of y e Town 
whether they will choofe <Sc Impower a Committe to take care 
& ufe all proper &: Lawfull means Effectually to redrefs S d 
Inchroachments 

4. To hear y e Complaint of Sundry Late Conftables refpecting 
Sundry ^fons Rates which they Cant Collect, and y e Town to A6t 
their pleafure with relation there to. 

Alfo to Xotify y e Town Creditors to bring in An Acc' of y r Credit 
to y* Selectmen on y e 3 d Day Decemb r . Xext at M re Learneds at 
one of y e Clock in y e After noon. 

At S 3 Meeting M r John Parce took the Oath of Sineigher of 
Hish Ways. 
[68] 

Midd T : fs. To Sam ! . Thatcher & David Meed Conftables of 
of Watertown &c. Greeting. 

You are hereby ordered forthwith to warn the freehold" & 



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& other Inhabitants In the Eafterly & Wefterly Precints of Water- 
town, who are Duly Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at 
the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on 
Munday the Sixth Day of Decemb r . Next at Eleven of the Clock 
in the fore Noon for the Ends following, viz. 

1. To hear the Town Creditors Acc ts . 

2. To grant a Town Rate or Afsefm*. To pay & Satisfy y e Town 
Creditors, the Support of the Grammer & Englifh School, the 
Support of the Poor &c. 

3. To Inform the Town that there is very great Incroach- 
ments on the Town Ways Contray to Law w ch tends greatly to the 
Damage & Disturbance of y e Town. And to know the Mind of y e 
Town whether they will choofe and Impower a Committee to take 
Care and ufe all proper and Lawfull Means Effectually to redrefs 
Said Inchroachments. 

4. To hear the Complaint of Sundry Late Conftables refpecting 
Sundry Perfons Rates which they cant Collect And the Town to 
Act their pleafure with relation there unto. 

You are hereby ordred likewife to Notify Such Perfons ns are 
Town Creditors to bring in An Acc*. of their Credit to the Select- 
men at the Houfe of y e Widow Learned on fryday the third Day 
of December abovesaid at one of the clock in the after noon in 
order to have them Laid before the Town ; Hereof fail not and 
make Seafonable return of this Warrant and your doings thereon 
to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the times Appointed for 
Said Meetings. Watertown November 24 th . In the fifth year of 
his Maj es . Reign Annoque Domini 1731. 

*p order of the Selectmen, 
[69] Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 3 d Day of 
December 1731. To take in the Town Creditors Acc ts . in order 
to Lay them before the Town, the Creditors and their Acc ts . are 
as follow's. 



M r George Harrington for 44 feet of 
Plank for Randls Brook 
for 1 7 feet of plank ufed at the Long 
Hill 

for 2 Days work at y e great Bridge 
5 / f Day 

John Chadwick for one Days work at 
the great Bridge 

John Orms for keeping the Widow 
Webb from the 24 th . Day of De- 
cemb r 1730 to y e 3 d Day of De- 
cemb r . 1731 at 4/ ^ week 

William Williams for drawing plank 
at ye great Bridge 



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for repairing Said Bridge at three Sev- 
eral times 
for Speeks for Said Bridge 

Nathanael Harris for help taking & per- 
fecting the Invoice in the year 1730 
and for help making the Country Rate 
for help making the County Rate 
for help making the Town Rate 
for help taking & perfecting the Invoice 
this year & help making the Country 
& County Rate 

Dea : John Coollidge for help taking and 
perfecting the Invoice & help making 
the Country County & Town Rates in 
the year 1730 

Dea William Brown for the Like Service 
ye Same year 

M r Nathanael Bright for help taking & 
perfecting the Invoice this year & help 
making the Contry & County Rates 

Henry Bond for the Like Sen-ice this year 

Thomas Coollidge for keeping the Widow 
Webb three weeks from y e fourth of 
Decemb r 1730 

Joseph Grout for Timber for y s bridge by 
Geo. Harringtons Jun r 

David Meed Conftable for Warning 8 
Town Meetings 3 / ^ 
for Service Conftable y e year 1730 

Joseph Mafon for Serving Town Treaf- 
urer y e year 1730 and 
Caution at y e Sefsions 

Ebenezer Stone for Serving Conftable one 
year 

for warning 3 Meetings 9 / for warning 

2 ^fons out Town 
for Returning one precept 
John Ball jun r for Two Days work at y e 

great Bridge 
Joseph Stratton for what he paid to make 

up y e Country Rate 
Nathanael Bright for money paid when he 

was Conftable (^fons Rates abated 

by y e Town after) 
John Kimbal for his Service About 

waights &c 



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Edward Harrington for his Care of Mercy 



£■37 



Allen 18 weeks at 8 s ^ week 



£-7=A= 



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[70] 

At a general Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regulerly Warned, And Afsembled on the 
6 th . Day of Decemb r 1731. 

Voted and Choofe Joseph Mafon Moderator. 

A Lift of the Town Creditors Acc ts . was Laid before the Town 
And the Town Objected Against M r Edw d . Harringtons Ace 1 for 
his Care of Mercy Allen 18 weeks at 8 / ^ week 

And it was put to vote whether the Town do Allow of M r Edw d . 
Harringtons Acc 1 : and the Vote paft in the Negetive. 

Put to Vote, whether it is the mind of the Town to grant So 
much money as to Satisfy and pay the Several Sums Laid be- 
fore the Town (Excepting M r Ed w Harringtons) Amounting to 
£^y : 10 : .9 And the Vote paft in the AfTarmitive. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind to grant M r Ed w . Harrington 
any thing for his Care of Mercy Allen, & y e Vote paft in y e 
Negative. 

Voted and Granted for the Support of y e Grammer & Englifh 
School in y e Town for y e Enfuing year the Sum of ^55~ •• - •• 

Voted and granted for the Support of Ep m Smith 
one year 12- .. - .. 

Voted and granted for the Support of y e Widow Wyeth 
one year 1 1-10- .. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to grant any Sum 
of money toward y e Support of y e Wife of Ebenezer Biglow, 
And the Vote paft in the Negative. (The Town Advifed to a 
Contribution) 

Then proceed to the 3 d Article in y e Warning. 

And it was put to Vote, whether it is the mind of the Town to 
choofe a Committee to take care and ufe all proper & Lawfull 
means Effectually to redrefs the Inchroachments made on the 
Town's Ways. And y* Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

Voted and Choofe Dea : Nathan Fisfke Dea : John Coollidge 
and Lieu 1 : Samuel Starnes to be the Committe, to do S d Service. 
Then proceed to y e 4 th . Article in y e Warning. 

Jofiah Perry Late Conftable pleaded for Abatement of y e follow- 
ing perfons Rates in his Lifts viz. Cap 1 . Jofiah Parker 6/5 Peter 
Hurd Town Rate 13/4 Thomas Reeds Rates 5/6 the Widow 
Ruth Coollidges Rates 33/4 the whole amounting to £.2 : 18 : .7 

Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Sink S d Per- 
fons Rates in Conftable Perrys Lifts amounting to £2 :.i8: .7 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town to Sink Alex- 
ander Maccoys Town Rate John Tozers Town Rate & James 
Coddinghams Town Rate in Conftable David Meeds Lift of Rates 
And the Vote paft in the AfTarmitive. 

Voted and granted the Sum of five pounds Ten Shillings to 
make good what was Sunk in Conftable Perrys & Meeds Lifts 
of Rates. Voted 



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[71] 

Voted and Granted for unforSeen Charges the Sum of Ten 
pounds. 

Put to V ote whether it is the mind of the Town to Sink or Abate 
Stephen Parces Town Rates. In Confabl Jofeph Grouts Lift of 
Rate In Conftable Jofeph Strattons Lift and in Conftable David 
Meeds Lifts, And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Abate Stephen 
Parces Pole in Said Conftables Lifts. And the Vote paft in the 
Negative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town to sink or 
Abate John Flag his Town Rates in Conftable David Meeds Lifts 
of Rates. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and granted to make good John Flags Town Rates 
Sunk in Conftable David Meeds Lifts of Rates the Sum of 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at L l Samuel 
Stearnes on the 11 th day of February 1731 / 2 At S d Meeting a 
Petition Signed John Child and others was prefented to the Select- 
men, praying that the Selectmen would Lay out a Way for them 
from Dea : Jonathan Sanderfons to the Country Road on the great 
Plain in S d Town ; Alfo A Petition Signed Joseph Patterfon and 
others praying for a way to be Laid out to their lotts on Profpick Hill 
(so called) the Selectmen Appointed to go and View S d places on 
Wedenfday the 16 th of this Inftant February. y e Selectmen defired 
Mefs rs . John Tayntor and Samuel Brown to Notifie the owners of 
y e Land on Profpeck M r Jonas Smith is defired to Notifye the 
owners of y e Land where y e other way is Petitioned for. 

Complaint being made to the Selectmen by Some of y e Creditors 
of y e Town that they are keept out of their dues, to their damage 
by reafon that the Conftables are delinquant in Collecting y e Afsef- 
ments Committed to them, and making up with the Town Treaf- 
urer. The Selectmen taking this Matter in to confideration, 
Ordred the Town Treafurer to Sue Such Conftables as are Delin- 
quent to the Next Inferior Court. 

The Selectmen are Informed that there is one James Shurlo and 
one Samuel Shanham with their families come, to Dwel in Water- 
town and Now refide in Cap*. Nathanael Bowmans Dwelling 
houfe which is in S d Watertown, they came from the Town of 
Brookline in the County of Suffolk to S d Watertown about y e 30 th 
of November Laft paft the Selectmen fearing that y e S d Shurlo 
& Shanham with their families may prove Chargable to Water- 
town ; Ordred y e Clerk to Isu out a warrant to one of y e Conftables 
of Watertown forth with to warn y e s d Shurlo & Shanham with 
their families forthwith to depart out of S d Watertown and no 
longer to Abide therein, the Selectmen refuefing to Accept of them 
to be Inhabitants of Watertown. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay to M r George Lawrance Ten 



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pounds for his keeping of Ephraim Smith from the first of Decem- 
ber 1730 to y e first of Decemb r 1731. 

And to George Lawrance Juner the Sum of Ten pounds for his 
keeping of y e Widow Wyeth from the Tenth of January 1730 to 
the fourth of Decemb r . 1731. 

y e Caution Againft y e aboves d Shurlo &c. Entered P. [77] 
[7ft] 

Feby 21 At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown 

I 73 1 / 2 on the 21 day of February 1731/ 2. Ordered 
that there Should be a Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of s d Town on Munday the Sixth day of March Next, 
at Ten of the clock in the fore Noon At the Publick Meeting Houfe 
in Eaft Precinct of s d Town for the Ends following viz 1 . To Choofe 
Selectmen a Town Clerk Town Treafurer Conftables and all other 
Such Town officers as by Law are required to be chofen in the 
month of March. Alfo to hear the Reports of the Selectmen 
refering to Two Town Ways. Laid out for the Ufe of the Town. 
One beginning at the Town Way Near the Dwelling Houfe of 
M r Thomas Stratton So Leading Acrofs the Dividents and Lotts 
as Set forth in the Report untill it corns out at the Country Road 
Near M r Thomas Harringtons. The other Way beginning at the 
Town Way Near the Dwelling Houfe of M r Allen Flaggs So run- 
ning on the Land of Deacon Jonathan Sanderfon Ju r and others, 
as Set forth in the Selectmens Report untill it corns out between 
the Houfes of M r John Ball Jun r and M r Joseph Hager, At the 
Country Road. And the Town Act their minds thereon, Also To 
know the mind of the Town Concerning the Law refpecting Swine. 

Ordred the Clerk to Write Warrants to the Conftables of s d Town 
Accordingly to warn S d Meeting. 

Midd x : fs. To the Conftables of Watertown in S d County 
Greeting. 

You are hereby Required to Warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants in the Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of s d Town who 
are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick 
Meeting Houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Munday the 
Sixth day of March Next at Ten of the clock in the fore noon for 
the Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To choofe Selectmen, a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer Con- 
ftables and all Such other Town officers as by Law are required 
to be chofen in the month of March. 

2. To hear the Reports of y e Selectmen Concerning Two Ways 
Laid out for the Ufe of y e Town ; One Beginning at the Town Way 
Near the Dwelling Houfe of M r Thomas Stratton, So Leading 
Acrofs the Dividents & Lotts (as Set forth in the report) untill it 
comes out at the Country Road Near M r Thomas Harringtons. 

The other way beginning at the Town Way Near the Dwelling 
Houfe of M r Allen Flagg So running on the Land of Deacon 
Jonathan Sanderfon Jun r and others (as Set forth in the Selectmens 



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report) till it comes out between the Houfen of M r John Ball Jun r 
and M r Joseph Hager At the Country road. And the Town to 
Act their mind thereon. 

3. To know the Mind of y e Town concerning the Law refpecl:- 
ing Swine. Hereof fail not and Make return of this Warrant & 
Your Doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafonabley 
before the time Appointed for S d Meeting. Dated at Watertown 
the Twenty Second Day of February in the fifth year of his Maj es . 
Reign Anno Domini 1731 / 2. 

^ order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

[73] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Warned & Afsembled together on the Sixth day of 
March 1731 / 2 for the Choice of Town officers &c. 

Voted and Choofe Joseph Mafon Moderator for S d Meeting. 

' Joseph Mafon 
M r Samuel Pierce 

Voted and Choofe for Selectmen for Dea. Nathan Fiske 

r • < Dea I nomas Livermore 

the Enfumg year | T t» j 

M r Jonas Bond 

L' Joseph Coollidge 

^ M r Thomas Hammond. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Town Treafurer. 

Voted and Chofe M r Joseph Holdin firft Conftable. 

Voted and Chofe M r Isaac Stearns Second Conftable. 

But it was objected that He was an Infirm man and not very 

Capeble of y e Service. And at the Motion of Sundry Perfons, 

It was put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town to recon- 

cider their Vote and releafe the S d Stearns from being Conftable. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe M r Zechriah Smith for the Second Conftable. 

S d Smith complained that he had been Sick, and Defired that 
He might know y e mind of y e Town whether they would Releafe 
him from being Conftable. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to releafe M r 
Zecheriah Smith from being Conftable. And y e Vote paft on y e 
Negative. 

Said Smith Appeared and Decleared to y e Town that He had 
Agreed with M r John Viles to Serve in his room If the Town 
would Accept of him. & defired to know y e mind of y e Town. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Accept of M r 
John Viles to be Conftable in the Room of M r Zecheriah Smith. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

( M r Nathanael Harris. 
Voted and Choofe for Afsefsors-J Dea: William Brown. 

( M r Samuel Brown. 



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Voted and Chofe M r John Haftings Sealer of Leather. 

Voted and choofe for fence Viewers \ J* { ohn Chadwick. 

( M r Samuel Parkhurft. 



Voted and chofe for Surveighers of 
Highways 



Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen 



Voted and chofe for Hogrieves 



M r Daniel Whitney 
M r John Bright 
M r John Smith 
M r Thomas Biglow 
M r Samuel Livermore 
[74] Voted 

r M r Daniel Benjamin 
M r Joseph Stratton 
M r Jofiah Perry 
^ M r John Stowel. 
M r John Brown 
M r Timothy Harris 
M r Samuel Fiske 
M r Stephen White. 

Voted and Chofe M r William Williams Meafurer of Timber &c. 
Then Proceeded to the Second Article in y e Warning. 

The Seleclmens Reportes of the Ways they had Laid out for 
the Ufe of the Town was Laid before the Town. viz*. 

The Report of the Way Laid out by y e Selectmen Beginning At 
the Town way Near the Dwelling Houfe of M r Thomas Stratton 
was first red to the Town And After due Confideration thereon. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town to Allow and 
Approve of Said Way as it is Set forth in the Selectmens Report 
And that it be recorded According to S d Reporte to be a Way for 
the Towns Ufe. 

And the Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

The Selectmens. Report of the Way Laid out Beginning at the 
Country Road on the Great Plain was Red to the Town ; And 
after Some Debate thereon. 

Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of the Town To Allow and 
Approve of Said Way as it is Set forth in the Seleclmens Report 
and that it be recorded for a Town Way. 

And the Vote Paft on the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of the Town That Swine 
Should Run at Large this prefent Year under the regulation of 
the Law. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

[75] 

February the i6 lh 1731. 

A Town Way Stated and Laid out by the Selectmen of Water- 
town for the Towns Ufe, Said Way begins at the Town Way Near 
the Dwelling Houfe of M r Thomas Stratton of s d Town Running 
from Said Way on the Land of Elifha Smith by the Squadron 
Line as the Way is now fenced or Left out untill it comes to the 
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off from Said Smiths Land over the Squadron Line onto the Land 
of the above Said Thomas Stratton, and runing from thence on the 
Said Strattons Land by the Squadron Line (on the Southerly Side) 
untill it corns to the Land of y e Said Elifha Smith and from thence 
running on the Land of the said Smith by the Squadron Line 
untill it comes to M r John Tayntors Land then runing on the S d 
Tayntors Land by y e Said Squadron Line untill it comes within a 
few Rods of Enf n Samuel Gearfields Land. Said Way to be two 
Rods wide (Southward from the S d Squadron Line) thus far, 
then S d Way to turn from S d Squadron Line on the Land of y e 
S d Tayntor runing over a Corner of Said Tayntors Land with a 
Conveniant turn to the Dividing Line between the Said Tayntors 
Land and the Land of the aboves d Garfield. Said Way to be two 
Rods Wide, then Said Way to run as the Said Dividing Line Runs 
between y e said Tayntors & Garfields Lands untill it comes to a 
white Oak tree marked by a great Walnut Tree. Said Way to be 
one Rod in width on S d Tayntors Land, and one Rod in Width on 
y e S d Garfields Land and the S d Dividing Line to be the center of 
y e way to said white oak tree, then turning from s d Oak tree on y e 
S d Garfields Land and runing as the trees are Marked, viz 1 from 
Said Oake tree to a Walnut tree marked by a great Stone from 
thence to a Walnut tree marked by a great Rock from thence to 
a Walnut marked from thence to a white Oake tree Marked from 
thence to the corner of M r John Balls Stone wall from thence on 
the Land of y e said John Ball as the wall now runs untill it corns to 
the end of s d wall to a white Oake tree marked by the Draw barrs, 
from thence on to the Land belonging to the Heirs of James 
Barnard Decefed to a black Oak tree marked from thence to a red 
Oake tree marked then to a black Burch tree marked, from thence 
on to M r Anthoney Caverly's Land to a black Burch tree marked 
from thence into the old or moft beaton Cartway to a white Oake 
tree marked then as S d Cart path runs to a black Oake tree 
marked then to a white Oake tree marked then to a Walnut tree 
marked, then to a Walnut tree marked againft the top of y e Dugg 
Hill or Way (So called) from thence to a black Oake tree marked. 

In 

[76] 

In M r Joseph Pattafons Land then to a White oake tree Marked, 
then to a black Oake tree marked in M r John Balls Land then 
Said Way turning on the Said John Balls Land out of y e S d beaton 
Cart way, to the Right hand and runing as the trees are marked 
which are as follow's viz*, from the black Oake Laft mentioned in 
S d Balls Land to a white Oake tree marked in M r Isaac Pierce 
Land then to a white Oake tree marked, from thence to a Oake 
tree marked on the Land belonging to the Heirs of M r John 
Stearns Deceafed by the Side of a Rock then to a Walnut tree 
marked then to a black Oake tree in S d Stearns Lott Near the 
Dividing Line between S d .Lot and M r Samuel Parkhufts Lot from 
thence to a Black oak tree marked in S d Parkhufts Land, then 



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turning to y e Left hand to a Black oak tree marked, then to a red oak 
tree marked in Joseph Hagers Land near a run then over the run 
to a red oak tree marked, then turning to the right to a gray oak tree 
marked then to a Walnut tree marked in Samuel Browns Lot then 
to a Black oak tree marked then to a Walnut tree marked, S d way 
from the place where it turns on to the S d Garfields Land neither 
to be two Rods wide and all the marked tree and y e wall afores d 
are on the right hand (from y e begining of y e way) then from the 
Laft mentioned Walnut tree turning upon an Elbo down the Hill 
runing on S d Browns Land by the wall untill it comes Near the 
Squadron Line. Said Way to be two rods in Wedth from s d Wall 
Wefteward, thus far the Proprietors of the Land on which S d Way 
Runs do give their Land for S d Way referving the wood Standing 
and being on s d way, then s d way turns off from S d Browns Land 
on to the Land in the Pofsefsion of Thomas Harrington and runs 
as the wals Stand & are Agreed on to Stand untill it comes to the 
Contry Road, S d way on the Land in Pofsefsion of y e s d Harrington 
to be but one rod and half in width, the Petitioners for the aboves d 
way having purchased So much of y e s d Harrington at their own 
coft and Charge that they might obtain a way to their refpective 
Lots, and to Save the Town from Charge. 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

[77] 

Midd\ fs. To M r David Meed Conftable of Watertown in S d 
County Greeting. 
The Selectmen of S d Town being Informed that there is one 
James Shurlo and one Samuel Shanham with their families come 
to dwell in S d Watertown, who came with their families from the 
Town of Brookline in the County of Suffolk to Watertown aboves d 
aboute the Thirtyeth day of November Laft Paft, and Now refide 
in Cap' Nathanael Bowmans Dwelling houfe which is in S d 
Watertown, the Selectmen fearing they may prove a Charge to 
Watertown do refufe to Accept of then y e S d Shurlo and Shanham 
with their families to be Inhabitants of Watertown. 

Thefe are therefore in His Maj es : Name to Will and Require 
You the S d David Meed forth with to Warn the above Named 
James Shurlo and Samuel Shanham forth with to depart with their 
wivs & families out of Watertown, and no longer to Abid there in. 
Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafonably before the 
Next Court of General Sefsions of the Peace to be holden at 
Charlftown in s d County. Dated at Watertown the fourteenth day of 
February in the fifth Year of His Maj es . Reign Anno Domini 1731. 
^ order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

Watertown February the 29 th . 1731. 

In obfervance of the above Warrant I the Subfcrib' have warned 
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forth with with their families out of Watertown and no Longer to 
Abide therein. David Meed Conftable. 

To the Honourable His Maj 65 : Justices of y e Court of General 
Sefsions of the Peace Now Sitting at Charlftowns in & for the 
County of Midd\ this fifteenth day of March Currant. 

The Selectmen of Watertown Pray that this their Caution 
againft the above Said James Shurlo & Samuel Shanham and their 
families may be Accepted and recorded. 

^ order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

Watertown March 
the 15 th . 1 73 1 / 2. 
[78] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the Tenth day 
of March 1731/ 2. The Perfons hereafter Named were Sworn 
by the Selectmen to the faith full difcharge of their refpective 
offices to which they were refpectively chofen, viz 1 . 

Josefh Mafon to the office of i J°^ n ^ er ^. 
J ( I own Ireaiurer. 

M r Joseph Holden to y e office of Conftable. 

M r John Viles to the office of Conftable. 

M r Nathanael Harris ) 

Dea : William Brown > to the office of Afsefsor. 
M r Samuel Brown ) 

M r John Haftings to the office of Sealer of Leather. 

M r Samuel Parkhuft to y e office of Fence viewer. 

M r Daniel Whitney 

M r John Bright 

M r John Smith y to the office of Surveyor of Highways. 

M r Thomas Biglow 
M r Samuel Livermore 
M r Daniel Benjamin 
M r Joseph Stratton 
M r Jofiah Perry 
M r John Stowel 
M r John Brown 
M Timothy Harris 
M r Samuel Fiske 
M r Stephen White 
M r William Williams to y e office of Meafurer of Timber. 
[79] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M r Sam 1 Pierces 
on the 24 th Day of March 1731 / 2 Ordred the Treafurer to pay 
out of the money granted by the Town for Contingences to M r 
Samuel Haftings the Sum of Seven Shillings it being for making 
a Jacket for Ep m Smith. 



to the office of Tythingman. 



to the office of Hogrieve. 



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At Said Meeting John Chadwick was Sworn to the faith full 
Difcharge of y c office of fence Viewer. 

The Selectmen Defired Dea: Nathan Fiske Liev 1 Joseph Cool- 
lidge & M r Jonas Bond to go to M r John Kimballs Sealer of Waits 
and Meafures and view the Town's Waits and Meafures there ; and 
Se what is needfull and proper to be done about them. 

At Said Meeting y e Selectmen Appointed Joseph Mafon and 
Liev'. Joseph Coollidge Preambulators to renew the Marks on the 
Lines between Watertown and the Adjacent Towns. 

Ordred the Clerk to send Notifications to y e Selectmen of y e 
Adjacent Town's. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at Joseph Mafons 
on the 17 Day of April 1732. Ordred the Town Treafurer to pay 
or Caufe to be paid to the Town Creditors the Refpective Sums 
Granted to them at a Gen 1 . Town Meeting the 6 th Day of Decemb r . 
Laft paft. 

Alfo to pay to the Rev d M r Storer & to y e Rev d M r Williams 
their Sallerys & to M r David Stearns his Dues for keeping the 
Gram r & Englifh School. 

At said Meeting y e Selectmen Appointed the prefent Surveighers 
their refpective Bounds, which are as follows. 

John Bright Surveigher His bounds are all the Highways & 
Town Ways on the Eaft Side of y e Lane beginning Near Thomas 
Wellingtons & runing by the Meeting houfe to y e River. & y e 
North part of s d Lane from the Meeting Houfe. 

Daniel Whitney Surveigher his bounds are all y e Highways & 
Town way's on y e Weft Side of y e Lane beginning Near Tho s 
Wellingtons runing by y e the Meeting Houfe So to y e river all S d 
Way's to y e Precinct Line and y e South part of S d Lane from the 
Meeting Houfe alfa thofe way's that are on the other Side of y e 
River. 

Thomas Biglow Surveigher his bounds are the Country Road 
from the Precinct Line to Wefton Bounds and the Town wayfs on 
the South Side of S d Road, & the Town Way's on the North Side 
of S d Road half way to the Middle Road by the Meeting houfe. 

Samuel Livermore Surveigher his Bounds are the Midle Road 
from y e Widow Mixers So Leading by the Meeting Houfe and So 
to Wefton Bounds, and the Town way's on the South Side of s d 
Middle Road half way to the Country Road And the Town way's 
on the North Side of s d Middle Road half way to the North 
Road. 

John Smith Surveigher his bounds are the North Road from the 
Precinct Line to David Meeds & by Said Meeds to y e End of s d 
Road And the Town way's on the North Side of s d North road 
And the Middle Road from y e Widow Mixers Eaftwad to ye 
Precinct Line. Alfo half way in y e Town way Leading by y e 
Widow Harringtons and the way Leading from y e Widow Mixers 
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Town way's on the South Side of y* North Road afores 1 half way 
from s d Road to the Middle Road. 

Ordred. 

>0 

Ordred the Clerk to write a Warrant to one of y* Conftables to 
warn one Phinahus Wymon to Depart out of Watertown who Came 
Laft from the Town of Wobourn in y County* of Middlefex to 
Watertown Some time in y* Month of Feb 7 . Laft paft and Now 
relldes at the Houfe of Nath Clark of s d Watertown. Alfo to 
Warn one Mary Wright to Depart forth with out of Watertown 
who came to Watertown Some time in Feb T aboves d ( She came 
Laft from the Town of Wethersfield in the Coloney of Connetticut 
(as the Selectmen are Informed) and She Now refides at the 
Houfe of John Cinningham of s i Watertown, their Circumftances 
being Such y* the Selectmen refufe to Accept of y Said Wymon 
and Wright to be Inhabitants of Watertown. 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed with Jabez Stratton to 
take the Widow Webb for the Space of one year from the Date of 
this Meeting and Look well after her and provide for her Meat Drink 
Warning and Lodging dureing Said Term ; And He y e S d Stratton 
to have as a reward therefor from the Town Three Shillings & Six 
pence per weak : And if the Said Widow is able to Do any work 
of any Vallue, Said Stratton therefor to provide Such things for 
the s 1 Widow as She may want. And to give Acc\ thereof to the 
Selectmen, and if Extraordeney charge Shall Arife by reafon of 
Sicknefs or otherwife Said Stratton to be reafonably Sutisfyed by 
the Town therefor. And Said Stratton to receive and take care 
of y* s 1 Widow's Goods which are at John Orm's or So many of 
y" as he shall have order from y" Selectmen to receive. Said 
Stratton being prefent Concented and Agred to what is above 
written. 

A Warrant was Writ and Directed to Joseph Holdin Conftable 
to Warn the above Named Phinahus Wymon 6c Mary Wright forth 
with to Depart out of Watertown. 

Said Conftable did the Service the 2S" April 1732 as ^ his 
return. 

And S d Warrant was Sent to the Sefsions at Cambridge the 
Seventeenth day of May 1732 then Setting to be Accepted 6c 
Recorded, 

Att's Jos: Mafon Town Clerk. 

August 6. 1732 To Joseph Mafon Town Trealurer 

You are hereby ordred to pay out of y Money Laft Granted 
for Contingences the Sam of five pounds thirteen Shillings To 
Conftable Joseph Holdin to procure waits 6c Meafures for \~ Town 
According to Law. 



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Nathan Fiske 
Joseph Coollidge 
Tho: Hammond 
Sam 1 . Pearce 
Jonas Bond 



Selectmen 



1732 April We y e Subfcribers met Liev* Amos Marrit & Ed* 
Marrit from Cambridge and renewed y e marks on y e Lines between 
Watertown & Cambridge. We alfo meet Jofeph Smith & Francis 
Bowman from Lexington and renewed the marks on y e Lines 
between Watertown & Lexington, we alfo meet Dea Benj" Brown 
& M r Tho s Garfield from Wefton. 

We meet with Enfign Grenno Esq e & Enfi". John Spring 

from Newton and renewed the marks on y e Lines between Water- 
town & Newton. 

Joseph Coollidge 
Joseph Mafon. 

[81] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 12 day of 
May 1732 At Dea: Nathan Fisk's Agreed upon calling a General 
Town Meeting in order for to Choofe a Reprefentative. S d Meet- 
ing to be on fryday y e 19 th of May Currant at 2 of y e Clock in y e 
Afternoon at y e Publick Meeting Houfe in y e Eaft Precinct of S d 
Town. And for other Town buifness at three of the Clock in y e 
Afternoon of s d Day. Ordred the Clerk to write Warrants in the 
words following. 

Midd x : fs. To the Conftables of s d Town &c. Greeting. 

In obfervance of a Precipt from y e High Sherriff of His 
Maj es . County of Midd\ Directed to y e Selectmen of Watertown. 

Thefe are in His Maj es . Name to Will and require You forthwith 
to warn the Freeholders & other Inhabitants within the Eaft & 
Weft Precincts of Watertown who are Quallifyed According to His 
Maj es . Charter to Vote in y e Choife of a Reprefentative to Meet at 
y e Publick Meeting Houfe in theEaft Precinct of s d Town on fryday 
y e 19 th . Day of May Currant at Two of y e Clock in the afternoon 
to Choofe a Reprefentative or Reprefentatives to Serve for and 
Reprefent y e Town of Watertown in a Great and General Court or 
Afsembly Appointed to be Convened, held and keept for his Maj es 
Service at y e Court houfe in Bofton upon Wedenlclay the Thirty 
firft day of May Currant. 

You are Like Wife required to Warn y e freehold" & other In- 
habitants of S d Precincts who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town 
Affairs to Meet at S d Publick Meeting Houfe at three of y e 
Clock in y e Afternoon of S d Nineteenth day of May for y e Ends 
following, viz*. 

1. To know whether it be the mind of y e Town to revive and 
Confirm thofe Votes pafsed on the fourth Day of Decemb r . in y e 
year 1730 relating to the School viz 1 , the Building a School houfe 
in Eaft Precinct, the granting money for that Purpofe, the choofing 



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a Committe to Manage S d Affair of building, the School to be 
removed even* Quarter &c. 

2. or whether the Town will fully Comply with the Advice of 
y* Hono r ~ :i . Houfe of Reprefentatives. recommended to them y* 
Laft Summer relating to y* School. (Sundry of y* Inhabitants of 
s d Town having Petitioned y e Selectmen to Infert the above s d 
Articles in y' warning of y* Town Meeting). Here of fail not and 
make return of this Warrant and Your Doings there on to some 
one of )~ Selectmen or Town Clerk at Leaft four hours before 
the times Appointed for Said Meetings. Watertown May y e i2 :h 
In y* fifth year of His Mai" Reign, Anno Domini 1732. 

f) ord r of y* Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

At y e above s d Meeting of y* Selectmen ordred y* Trealurer to 
pay out of y s money Granted for y e Bridge to George Harrington 
y"- Sum of five pounds Ten Shillings & io d for plank y* Selectmen 
bought of Him for y e great Bridge. Ordred the Treafurer alfo to 
pay out of y- Contingent money Laft Granted the Sum of four 
Pounds to y Committee chofen to redrefs the Inchroachnv on y* 
Town Way's. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown on y- 19'". Day of May 1732 for the 
Choice of a Reprefentative. 

The Town Did by a Maj r Vote Elect & Depute Deacon Xathan 
Fiske to reprefent them at y e Great & General Court 

At a General Town Meeting of y* Freehold", and other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown on the 19 th . Day of May 1732. 

Voted and chofe Joseph Mafon Moderator. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y* Town to revive & 
confirm thofe Votes pafsed on y e fourth Day of Decemb r in y* 
year 1730 relating to y e School, viz 1 , the building a School houfe 
in Each Precinct, y- Granting money for y* Purpofe, the choofeing 
a Committe for y" affair of building: y* School to be removed 
Even- Quarter. 

And y* Vote paft in the Aftarmative. 

At a Meeting of y 4 Selectmen of Watertown at Dea: Tho': 
Livermore on y* 10 th of Xovemb r . 1732. Ordred y : M r Jonas Bond 
M' Sam Parce & Joselh Mason Three of y- Selectmen go to M r 
John Ormes of S d Town who Some time Since by ord r of \~ Select- 
men received into his Cuftody and Care until! further ord r . Sundry 
goods belonging to y e Widow Webb an Infirme Womon taken care 
for by S d Town. An Inventor}- of S d Goods being taken & is on 
record. And afk for and receive into their cuftody and care S d 
goods. -And whereas y e Town ow's S d Ormes for keeping S d Widow 
Some time, the Said Bond Parce & Mafon are hereby ordred 
and Impowred to Sell so many of S~ : Goods to jr 4 higheft bidder as 



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as to pay s d Ormes what y e Town owes him for keeping S' 1 Widow, 
and y° refidue of S <1 goods to remain und r . y r Care till further ord r 
of y e Selectmen. 

At S d Meeting y e Selectmen Appointed to meet again on the 
17 th of this Inftant at M rs Learneds at one of y e Clock after noon 
in ord r to view y e Great Bridge to Se what is Necefsary to be done 
for y e Security of S d Bridge and Safty of Pafsengers. Ordred y e 
Clerk to Send Notice of S <1 Meeting to y e Selectmen of Wefton. 

which was Accordingly done. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown and Wefton at M rs . 
Learneds on y e 17 th of November 1732 in ord r to View y e Great 
Bridge and Se what is Necefsary to be done toward y e Repairing 
of S d Bridge. And after a View of S d Bridge It was thought Necef- 
sary that there be Six hundred of Plank procured in ord r to Cover 
one peer of S (1 Bridge. And y e Selectmen of Both Towns did 
Accordingly Agree that there should be Six hundred of good 
Oak Plank Three Inches in thicknefs Provided, the S d Selectmen 
did then Agree with M r William Williams to procure Said Plank, 
who under took to procure Six hundred of good Oak Plank three 
Inches in thicknefs at Twenty Nine Shillings ^ hundred As Soon 
as Convienantly it can be done, the Selectmen Alfo Agreed with 
S 1 Williams to Cart Some Gravel on to S d Bridge where it is 
wanting, and to have a reafonable Allowance there for from the 
Towns Aboves d . 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M r Jonas Bonds 
on the 27 th of November 1732 Ordred y e Clerk to write Warrants 
Directed to y e Conftables of S d Town in the Words following, viz*. 
To warn y e Freeholders and other Inhabitants of y e Eaft & Weft 
Precincts in s d Town who are Quallifyed According to Law to 
Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe in y e 
Eaft Precinct of S d Town on the Twenty fifth day of Decemb r 
Next at one of y e Clock afternoon for y e Ends following viz 

firft to Hear the Town Treafurers Acc\ 2 ly . To grant Money 
to pay Town Creditors their Dues, for y e Support of y e School the 
Support of y e Poor and for y e Repairing of y e Great Bridge over 
Charles River. 3 ly . To hear the complaints of Late Conftables 
relating to rates which they can't Collect, and y e Town to Act 
their mind thereon. And to order the Conftables to Notify Such 
perfons as are Town Creditors to bring in their Acc ts . to y e Select- 
men at the Houfe of M rs Learneds Inhold r . on fryday the 2 2 d of 
Decemb r . afores d at Two of the clock afternoon in order to have 
them Laid before the Town. 

At S d Meeting Jonas Bond Sam 1 Parce & Joseph Mafon who 
were Appointed to go to M r John Ormes and receive y e goods y' 
belonged to y e Widow Webb reported that they had received s d 
goods, and that they had Sold So many of them to y e S d Ormes as 
to Satisfy him for what the Town owed him for keeping y e S d 
Widow Nineteen Weeks at 4 / ^ week, and took his receipe. 



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The goods Sold to S d Orms are as follow's. 
One Raizer and Glafs 2/6 Seven woodin 

plates a Sug T box &: Sive 2/2 .. : .4 : .8 

Six old Chairs 9 / a p r of Tongs fire Shovel 

& Tremel 12 / a bed Cord 3 / .1 : .4 : .. 

And in Puter .2 : 7 : .4 

£3: 16:.. 

At S d Meeting ordred that M r Jabez Strarton with whom S 1 
Widow Webb at prefent is be defired to receive y e remainder of s d 
Widows goods into his care untill further ord r of y e Selectmen, and 
that there be a bed Cord provided for S d Widow out of y e Six 
Shillings over plufs in y e goods Sold M r Ormes. 

At S d Meeting M r Sam Parce and M r Thomas Hammond were 
Defired to Treat with M r Josiah Convers to keep the Gram 1 >M 
Englilh School in y e Town (it being now vacant) and upon what 
Tearms & make reporte to y e Selectmen at their Next meeting. 

Midd\ fs. To y e Conftables of Watertown &c Greeting. 

You are hereby required forthwith to warn y* Freehold 1 " 5 , and 
othr Inhabitants in y- Eaterly & Wefterly Precincts of s d Town who 
are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at y e Publick Meet- 
ing houfe in y* Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Munday the Twenty 
fifth day of DecemV Next at one of y e Clock after noon for y e 
Ends following. 

1. To hear y e Town Treafurers Acc 3 . 

2. To grant a Sum of money to pay Town Creditors their Dues 
and for y* Suporte of y e School, the Support of y* Poor & for 
repairing of y e Great bridge in S d Town. 

3. To hear y e Complaint of Late Conftables relating to y e rates 
of Sundry ^sons not yet collected and y e Town to Act y r mind 
thereon. 

You are likewife required to Notify Such Perfons as are Town 
Creditors to bring in their Acc B . to y* Selectmen at y* Dwelling 
Houfe of y e Widow Mary Learneds of s d Town on fryday y e 22 d 
day of Decemb r aboves d at two of y* Clock after noon in order to 
have them Laid before the Town Hereof fail not and make 
Seafonable return of this Warrant & Your Doings thereon to y 6 
Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time Appointed for S d Meet- 
ing. Dated at Watertown the 2 8 :h Day of Xovemb\ in the Six 
Year of His May 5 Reign AD 1732. 

^ order of y e Selectmen. 
Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

[84] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M rs Learneds on y e 2 2 d 
Day of Decemb r to take in y* Town Creditors Ac' 5 , in ord r to 
Lay them before To^m at y e Next Meeting. Acc'" 5 are as 
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M r George Lawrance for 7 Yards of 
Wollen Shurt cloath for Ep m Smith 
at 4/ ^ yard 28/ & making 
them 2 / 

a p r of Stockens 5 / a bed Cord 4 / 
for S d Ep m 
David Meed for Serving Conftable one 
Year 1731 
for Warning 1 Town Meeting 3 / 
Serving 1 Warrant 2 / 
Timothy Harris for Speeks for y e Great 
Bridge 

Nath 1 . Harris Afsefsor for help making 
y e Town Rate Laft Year 
for help taking y e Invoice & making 
y e Province & County rates this year 
Nath 1 . Bright for help Making y e Town 

Rate Laft Year 
Henry Bond for help making y e Town 

Rate Laft Year 
Dea: W m Brown for help taking & per- 
fecting y e In Voice this prefent year 
and help Making y e Province & 
County rates 
Sam. Brown for the Like Service 

for Houfe rent for y e School 18 Weeks 
William Williams for Work Done at y e 

Great Bridge 
Jofhua Learned for Carting 1 1 Load of 

Gravel on to S d Bridge 
Jofeph Holdin Conftable for money 
towards y e waights & meafur es 
Time and Expence to procure waits 

& Meafures for y e Town 
Warning three Perfons out Town 
Warning 2 Meetings 
returning y e Preceipt 
Daniel Whitney Surveigher for Nine 
pieces of Timb r for SmeU brok 
bridge 

for 3 hands prefs to work at S d Bridge 
Sam 1 Thatcher for warning 6 Meet- 
ings 

for returning a precipt 2 / & Serving 

Conftable one year 20 / 
Jonas Bond Attending y e Gen 1 Cort 3 

day's Laft Year 
L' Joseph Coollidge for Preambulating 

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7. Voted and Granted for y e Reparing y e Great 

Bridg the Sum of £ 20 : .. : « 

8. Voted and Granted y e Sum of Eighteen Shil- 
lings to pay y e Ufe of y e Money y f y e Selectmen bor- 
row cd for y e Town to procure Timb r for y e Great 

Bridge .. : 18 : .. 

9. The Town by a Vote Sunk John Hammonds 
Rates in Conftable Sam 1 Parces Lift of Rates 
amounting to y e Sum of £2 : 13 : .1 

1 o. Voted and Sunk John Flags rate 8 / & Rob* 
Ongers 10 / In Jodiua Warrins Lift of Rates .. : 18 : .. 

11. Voted and Sunk y e Widow Eliz h . Dix Rate in 
Conftable Tho s . Bonds Lift of Rates .. : .2 : .8 

12. Voted and Sunk John Mak Alexander Rate 
18/10 and Rob*. Spears Rate 18/10 in David 
Meed firft Lift of Rates 

13. Voted and Sunk all John Flaggs Rates in 
David Meeds Lifts which are 16/ 1 & John Good- 

bodys Rate 11 / 10 .1 : .7 : 11 

£.6 : 19 : .4 

14. Voted and Granted y e Sum of Six pounds 
Nineteen Shillings and 4 d to make good what y e 

Town has Sunk in the Conftables Lifts of Rates £ .6 : 19 : .4 

Janunary the 15 th . 1732. At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of 
Watertown. At S d Meeting y e Selectmen Agreed with M r Nathan ael 
Harrington to keep the Grammer and Englifh School in S d Town. 
S d M r Harrington to have as a reward from yf Town for his keep- 
ing S d School after the rate of fifty five pounds ^ year for So long 
as he Shall keep S d School under it's prefent Circumftances of it's 
not being a moving School And the year to be gin this Date : 
S d M a Harrington being prefent concented to what is above written. 

At s d Meeting the Selectmen ordred the Town Treafurer to pay 
out of y e money y l came into y e Treafury as ufe of y e Loan 6 to 
George Lawrance Jun r y e Sum of Six Shillings it being due to him 
for keeping ye widow with over & above y e Ten pounds 

granted 1730. 

[86] 

February 19 th . 1732. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at Liev* Joseph 
Coollidges Ordred the Clerk to write Warrants Directed to y e Con- 
ftables of s d Town in the Words following. — You are hereby 
required to Warne the Freeholders and other Inhabitants in the 
Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of s d Town who are Quallifyed to 
Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the 
Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Munday the fifth day of March Next 
at Ten of y e Clock in the forenoon for the Ends following. 

1. To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer Con- 



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ftables and all other Such Town officers as by Law are required 
to be chosen in the month of March. 

2. To hear the Reporte of the Committe formerly Choofen by 
y® Town to View the place where Oliver Livermore deiired Liberty 
to move the way too that runs acrofs his Land in Pond held. And 
the Town to Act their pleafure with relation thereto. 

3. To hear the Petition of Sam 1 . Livermore Deiireing Liberty 
to alter y" Town way again ft his Land as Set forth in his Petition. 
And the town to Act their minds with relation thereto. 

4. To hear the Petition of Jonathan Sanderfon and others 
Inhab 3 . of the welt Precinct, Deiireing to know the mind of the 
Town whether they Should be Set off to be a Townmip by them- 
felves at \~ Precinct Line. And for the Town to take Some 
proper Method to bring the Same to Effect. 

5. To hear the Petition of Joftiua Biglo Joftiua Warrin and 
others Defireing it may be an Article in the warning of March 
Meeting 

firft. to know the Towns mind wheather they will Continue 
their Committe which were chofen to take Effectual care to remove 
Incumbrances of y e Town Highway's. Secondly whethether the 
Town will Diimifs S 1 Comittee. Thirdly to know the Towns Mind 
whether they will Difpofe of their Landing place that Joines to 
Charls River Near to Deacon Fisks Marlh. and if they will then 
in what method. 

At S 1 Meeting Ordred the Treafurer to pay out of the Laft 
Grants made by the Town To the Rev 1 M r Warham Williams the 
Sum of Eighty four Pounds and to the Rev d M r Seth Storer the 
Sum of Eighty- four Pounds for their earring on the work of the 
Miniftery this prefent year begining the 4? of Decemb r Laft paft ; 
. i to M r Xathanael Harrington our prefent School Mafter what 
n • I: c due to him for keeping the Grammer 6c Englilh School in 
y* Jjwn this prefent year, And to other Town Creditors to whom 
Money is due from y e Town their refpective Dues. 

Liev c Joseph Coollidge and M r Jonas Bond two of y e Selectmen 
were defired to go to M r John Kimbals and git Such waits and 
Meafures y c are in his keeping w ch belong to the Town and Convey 
them to y e Treafurer, As alfo to get y e New waights and Meafurers 
procured by Conftable Joseph Holdin and lodg them at the 
Treafurers untill further order. 
[87] 

Midd\ fs. To M r Joseph Holdin Conftable of Watertown in 
s 1 County Greeting. 
You are hereby required forth with to Warn the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants in the Eafterly Precinct of s d Town who are 
Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at the Publick Meet- 
ing houfe in s d Precinct on Munday the fifth Day of March 
Next at Ten of y e Clock in y e fore None for y e Ends following 
viz. 

1. To choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer Con' 



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ftablcs and all other Such Town officers as by Law are required 
to be choofen in the month of March. 

2. To hear y e report of y e Committe formerly chofen by the 
Town to view the place where Oliver Livermore Defired Liberty 
to move the Town Way to that runs acrofs his Land in Pond field 
and y e Town to act their pleafure with relation thereto. 

3. To hear the Petition of Sam 1 Livermore Defireing Liberty 
to make Some Small Alteration in the Town way that Runs over 
his Land Leading to y e Weft Meeting as is Set forth in s d Petition, 
and the Town to manifest their Minds with relation thereto. 

4. To hear the Petition of Jonathan Sanderfon Zechriah Smith 
and oth rs Inhabitants of the Wefterly Precinct in s d Town Defireing 
to know y e Mind of y e Town wheather they are Willing they S ld be 
Set off to be a Townfhip by themfelves at the Precinct Line, And for 
the Town to take Some proper Methods to bring the Same to Effect. 

5. To hear the Petition of Jofhua Biglo Jofhua Warrin & others 
Inhabitants of s d Town Defiring y' it might be an Article in y e 
Warning of March Meeting, firft to know y e Towns Mind whether 
they will Continue their Committee which were chofen to Effectual 
care to remove Incumbrances of y e Town Highways. Secondly 
whether the Town will Difmifs S d Committee. Third to know the 
Towns Mind whether they will Difpofe of their Landing place y* 
Joines to Charls River and Near to Deacon Fifks Marfh. And if 
they will then in what method. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and Your 
Doings thereon to y e Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafonably before 
the time Appointed herein for Said Meeting. Dated the 20 th 
Day of February in the Sixth Year of his Maj 06 Reign Annoque 
Domini 1732. 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 
The Like was Sent to John Viles Conftable to warn y e Weft 
Precincts Inhabitants. 

[88] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown regulerly Warned ; and Afsembled on 
the fifth Day of March 1732 / 3 for y e Choice of Town Officers &c. 

Voted and Chofe M r Nath 1 . Harrifs Moderator for Said Meeting. 

Deacon Thomas Livermore 
M r . Nathanael Harris 
Deacon William Brown 
M r Samuel Parce 
M r Anthoney Caverley 
M r Thomas Coollidge 
^ M r Thomas Biglow. 

Voted and choofe Joseph Mafon Town Clerk, & Town Treafurer. 
Voted and Choofe M r Benjamin Whitney firft Conftable. 
Voted and Chofe M r George Lawrance Jun r Second Conftable. 



Voted and choofe for Selectmen 



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' M r Nathanael Harris 
Voted and chofe for Afsefsors J Deacon William Brown. 

Joseph Mafon. 
Voted and choofe M r John Haftings Sealer of Leather. 
Voted and chofe M r Stephen Cooke Sealer of Waights and 
Me a:\ires. 

Voted and chofe for fence Viewers M r Oliver Liverraore & 
M* Nath 1 . Bright. 

( M r Ebenezer Goddard 

^ - jure • u M r And'. White Jun r 

Voted and choofe Surveighers I M? ^ ^ - s 

CI H '^y 5 M r Allen Fla^ 

[M r Joseph Haftings. 
r M r And*: White Jun r . 
Voted and chofe for Tything- J M* Joseph Patafon. 

men. * M San: Livens :re. 



fM' Jabez Stratton. 
Voted and chofe for Hogrieves -j ^ r ^^^plerce 1 Tun r 

I M r David Stratton. 
Vcted ar.d ;h>::e:c: Meaiurers 1 M : W= Wi'/dams. 

of Timber \ M r John Brown. 

I: was put to Vote whether it is the mind of y* Town that 
they Accept of y* Reporte of \~ Committee chofen to View y* 
place Oliver Livermore Defires the way crofs his Land Should 
Should be removed too ; in cafe S d Livermore Shall make it feas- 
ible & good upon his own coft and Charge. 

And the Vote paft in y* Affirmative. 
It was put to Vote whether it is the mind of y* Town to Grant 
the prayer of y* Petition of Sam 1 Livermore and that the way be 
turned Accordingly. 

And y* Vote Paft in the Affirmative. 
The Petition of Jonathan Sanderfon & others was red to the 
Town and after Some Debat thereon It was put to vote whether 
it is the mind of Town to Act upon S* Petition under it s 
pre lent Circumftances. and y* Vote paft on the Negative. 

The 

[89] 

The Petition of Jofhua Biglo Jothua Warrin & others was red to 
the Town and it was put to Vote whether it is the mind of the 
Town to Continue y* Petition of Jothua Biglo & others and the 
Articles thereof to next May Meeting. & y* Vote paft on y* 
Negative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y 4 Town to Continue their 
Committee y : were chofen to redrefs y* Inchroachments on y* Town 
Ways. And \~ Vote paft on the Negative. 

it was Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y* Town to Difmifs 



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y l were chofen to Redrefs the Inchroachments 
made on the Town Ways. And y e Vote Paft in the Affirmative. 

It was Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Difpofe 
of their Landing place by Charles River Near Deacon Fisks 
Marfli. 

And the Vote Paft on the Negative. 

[»©] 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Widow Learneds on the 9 th 
day of March 1732/3. the Several Perfons hereafter Named 
were Sworne before the Selectmen to y e faithfull Difcharge of their 
refpective offices, viz 1 . 

Joseph Mafon to y e office of Town Clerk. To y e office of Town 
Treafurer and to y e office of Afsefsor. 

M r Benjamin Whitney to y e office of a Conftable. 

M r George Lawrance Juner to the office of a Conftable. 

M r Nathanael Harris' ) A . ~ , . r r 

Deacon William Brown \ t0 ? office of Afsefsor - 

M r John Haftings to y e office of Sealer of Leather. 

M r Oliver Livermore ) A e ~ , ^ 

M' Nathanael Bright [ t0 ? office of Fence Vlewer - 

M r Ebenezer Goddard 

M r Andrew White jun r I To y e office of Surveigher of 
M r John Ball y e 2 d f High Way's. 
M r Allen Flagg 
M r Andrew White jun r 
M r Joseph Patafon 
M r Samuel Livermore 
M r Allen Flagg 
M r Jabez Stratton . 

M r Ebenezer Chenry ™ «. r TT 

W Isaac Peirce jun" f To the office of Hogneves. 

M r David Stratton J 

M r William Williams ) To y e office of Meafurer of Timber. 
M r John Brown ) 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen with the Conftable did choofe M r 
Steven Cooke to be Sealer of Waits and Meafures for y e Town of 
Watertown for for the Year Enfuing. 

Ordred y e Clerk to give an order to one of y e Conftables to git 
the old Weights and Meafurers belonging to y e Town which are at 
M r Jonas Bonds and the New Weights and Meafurers procured for 
the Town by M r Joseph Holdin Late Conftable and Convey them 
forth with to M r Nathanael Harris one of y e Selectmen. 

At s d Meeting y e Selectmen Appointed M r James Barnard to be 
the keeper of the Pound (according to y e Directions of y e Law) for 
y e prefent year. Ordred the Treafurer to pay to y e Rev d M r Seth 
Storer out of y e Laft Grant made by the Town to Supply what 
was Abated by y e Town in y e Conftables Lifts the Sum of fifty 



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three Shillings and one peney So much being Sunk in Samuel 
Pierces Lifts of Rates which is due to M r Storer. 

The Selectmen Agreed and Appointed the prefent Surveighers 
Bounds to be as the Selectmen Stated them y e Laft Year. M r 
Ebenezer Goddard to have the Eaft part of y e Eaft Precinct. 
M r And w White jun r . the Weft part in y e Eaft precinct. M r John 
Ball y e Country Road &c. M r Allen Flagg the Middle Road <Scc : 
M r Joseph Haftings the North Road &c. 

Ordred y e Clerk to give Each Surveyer a Copy of their Bounds. 

which was Accordinglv done. 

[91] 

Watertown Aprill the i6 rh . 1733. At a meeting of y e Selectmen 
of s d Town at y e Houfe of M r George Lawrance to take care of 
Interment of the Corps of Eph m Smith, It was Agreed upon at s d 
Meeting that the s d M r George Lawrance Should take to provide 
for y e funiral with this Inftruction viz', that he provid three Gallons 
of Wine & Nine pair of Gloves, and y* he S !J take care of making 
the Coffin . and that having done so he S ,d bring his Bill of Coft to 
the Selectmen, in order to have his pay from the Town. 

To Joseph Mafon Town Clerk you are hereby ordred to record 
the Meeting of y e Selectmen aboves 1 and the buifnefs thereof. 

Watertown May 11 th : 1733. Thomas Livermore 

Nath 1 Harris 

Antho: Caverley ^Selectmen. 
Tho Coollidge 
Tho Biglo 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen May y e 11 th : 1733. 

Ordred y e Clerk 

forthwith to give out warrants to the Several Conftables of s d Town 
in y e words following. In obfervance of a Preceipt from y e High 
Sherriff of S d County Directed to y e Selectmen of Watertown. 

Thefe are in His Maj es Name to will and require You forth with 
to warn the Freeholders and oth r Inhabitants of Watertown who 
are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in y e Choice of a Repre- 
fentative to meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly 
Precinct of s d Town on Munday the 21 day of May Currant at one 
of y e Clock in the after Noon for y e Town to choofe & Ellec~t one 
or more perfons to reprefent and Serve them in a Great and Gen 1 
Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened held & kept for his 
Maj es Service at y e Court houfe in Bofton upon Wednefday the 30 th 
day of May Currant. 

And further to Order y e s d Conftables To warn y e Freehold 1 " 5 and 
other Inhabitants of s 1 Watertown who are Quallifyed to Vote in 
Town Affairs to meet at the publick meeting houfe aboves d at Two 
of y e Clock in the After noon of s d 2 1 day of May for y e Ends 
following, 

1. Firft to hear the Petition of Mefs rs . Dan 1 Benjamin Jonas 
Smith & Allen Flagg a Com :ee chofen and Appointed by the Weft- 
erly Precindl in s d Town at y r Meeting the 22 day of March A D. 



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1732/3. To Addrefs y e Town of Watertown afore S d upon and 
for the following Articles, viz 1 (Firft) to know the Towns Mind if 
they are willing that as y e Wefter Precinct in Watertown are a 
Diftinct and Seperat Precinct, that So they may be a Diftinct 
Town, they bearing their Equil proportion to wards y e Charges 
over the great Bridge over Charls River in Watertown. Secondly, 
if the Town S ld not Vote their Willingnefs that y e Weft Precinct 
Should not be Set off to be a DiftincT: Town as afores d , Then to 
know y c Towns Mind, if they will come in to y e Meafures recom- 
mended to them by y e Hon r able y e Houfe of Reprefentatives to 
have Two Schoolhoufes and 2 Schoolmafters Quallifyed for that 
Service, y* y e Weft Precinct might have their Share of Learning 
Accordind to their pay. 

2. To hear y e Acc 1 of Mefs" Nathan Fiske John Coollidge & 
Sam 1 Stearns who were chofen by y e Town of Watertown at y r 
meeting on y e 6 th day of Decemb r 1731 to be a Comm tee to take 
care & ufe all proper & Lawfull means Effectually to redrefs y e 
Inchroachments made on y e Town ways, and to know y e mind of 
y e Town whether they will grant money to Defray y e Charges that 
hath arrifsen about s d . Affair. 

3. To know the mind of y e Town whether y y will grant a Sum 
of money to pay y r Reprefentative M r Nathan Fiske for his Serving 
at y e Gen 1 Court Seventy Eight Day's as Set forth in y e Clerks 
Certificate. 

At s d Meeting y e Selectmen being informed y 4 there is one Jane 
Macklaland come to Dwell in Watertown She came Laft from 

Bofton 

[93] 

Boston in y e County of Suffolk, She came to Watertown Some 
time in the month of April Laft paft and now refides in the Houfe 
of Amos Shattuck of s d Watertown Her Circumftances being Such 
y e Selectmen refufe to "Accept of her to be an Inhabitant in Water- 
town. Ordred y e Clerk to Ifue out a Warrant to one of y e Con- 
ftables forthwith to warn y e S d Jane Macklaland forthwith to 
Depart out of Watertown. 

The Selectmen Appointed a Meeting of y e Selectmen to be on 
the fifth of June Next at M rs Learned at 3 of y e Clock in y e After 
Noon in order to View y e great Bridge to Se what is Necefsary to 
be done as to y e Repairing of s d Bridge, ordred y e Clerk to Send 
a. Notification of s d Meeting to y e Selectmen of Wefton. w ch He 
Accordingly Did. 

Midd x : fs. To M r Benjamin Whitney Conftable of Watertown 
in s d County Greeting. 

In obfervance of a Precipt from y e High Sherriff of s d County 
directed to y e Selectmen of Watertown. 

Thefe are in His Maj es Name to Will and require you y e s d 
Benj". Whitney forthwith to warn y e freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants in y e Eafterly Precinct of s d Town who are Quallifyed Accord- 



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ing to Law to Vote in y e Choice of a Reprefentative to meet at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in s d Precinct on Munday y e 21 st day of 
May Currant at one of y e Clock in the afternoon, for y e Town then 
and there to Choofe & Elect one or more Perfons to reprefent and 
Serve them in a great and General Court or Afsembly Appointed 
to be Convened, held and kept for his Maj es . Service at y e Court 
Houfe in Boston upon Wednefday the 30 th . of May Currant. 

You y e s d Benj\ Whitney are Likewife required to warn y e Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of s d Eaft Precinct who are Quallifyed 
to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe 
aboves d at two of y e Clock in y e Afternoon of s d 21 st day of May 
for y e Ends following, viz 1 . 

Firft. To hear y e Petition of Mefs es . Daniel Benjamin Jonas 
Smith & Allen Flagg a Com tee . chofen and Appointed by y e Weft- 
erly Precinct in s d Town at their Meeting on the 22 day of March 
A.D. 1732/3. To adrefs y e Town of Watertown afores d upon 
and for y e following Articles. 

Firft. To know y e Towns Mind if y y are Willing y* as y e Wefterly 
Precinct in Watertown are a Diftinct & Seperat Precinct, That so 
they may be a diftinct Town, they bearing their Equil proportion 
to wards y e Charges of y e great Bridge over Charls River in 
Watertown. 

Secondly. If y e Town S ld not vote their Willingnefs that y e 
West Precinct S ld be Set of to be a Diftinct Town as afores d Them 
to know y e Towns Mind if they will come in to y e Meafures recom- 
mended to them by y e Hon r able y e Houfe of Reprefentatives to 
have two Schoolhoufes and two Schoolmafters Quallifyed for y' 
Service y* y e Weft Precinct might have their Sheare of Learning 
According to their pay. 

Secondly. To hear y e Acc l . of Mefs rs Nathan Fiske John Cool- 
lidge & Sam 1 . Stearnes who were chofen by y e Town of Watertown 
at y r Meeting on y e Sixth day of Decemb r . 1731 to be a Com tee to 
take care and Ufe all proper & Lawfull Means Effectually to 
redrefs y e Inchroachments made on y e Town Ways ; and to know 
y e Mind of y e Town whether they will grant Money to defray y e 
Charge that hath Arrifen about Said Affair. 

Thirdly. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will grant 
a Sum of money to pay their Reprefentative M r Nathan Fiske for 
his Service at y e Gen 1 Court Seventy Eight days as Set forth in y e 
Clerks Certificate. Hereof fail not and make Seafonable return 
of this Warrant and your doings thereon to one of y e Selectmen or 
Town Cleark before the times Appointed herein for the meetings 
aboves d . Watertown May y e 12 th . in y e Sixth Year of His Maj es . 
Reign Anno Domini: 1733. 

order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 
A Warrant of y e Like Tenner was Sent to George Lawrance 
Jun r Conftable to Warne y e Wefterly Precinct, of s d Town. 

Attest Jos : Mafon Town Clerk. 



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[93] 

May 21. 1733. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Regulerly Warned, And Afsembled for 
to Choofe a Reprefentative or Reprefentatives. 

1. Voted that the Town would Choofe but one Reprefentative. 

2. Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon to Reprefent the Town at y e 
Gen 1 . Court to be held at Bofton the 30 th of May Currant. 

May 21. 1733. At a Gen 1 . Town Meeting of y e freeholders and 
oth r . Inhabitants of Watertown Regulerly Warned and Afsembled. 
for y e Ends Set forth in y e Warning. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Moderator. 

The Petition of Dan 1 . Benjamin Jonas Smith & Allen Flagg a 
Com tce . for y e Weft Precinct of s d Town was red to y e Town and 
after a long debate thereon 

1. It was put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town that 
the Weft Precinct of s d Town as they are a Diftincl Precinct 
Should be Set off to be a Seperat Town they bearing their Propor- 
tion of y e Charge of y e Great Bridge over Charles River in Water- 
town. And y e Vote paft on the Negative. 

2. Put to vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to come into 
the Meafures recommended to Watertown by y e Hon r able the 
Houfe of Reprefentatives to have Two School houfes and two 
School mafters Agreable to s d recommendation. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

3. The Com tee chofen to redrefs y e Inchroachm ts on y e Town 
way's laid the Ace*, of y r Coft and Charge before y e Town w ch was 
red to the Town & it was Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e 
Town to Accept of S d Committes Acc ts . And y e Vote paft on y a 
Negative. 

4. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to grant a 
Sum of money to defray the coft and Charge of s d Committe. And 
the Vote paft on the Negative. 

5. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to grant the 
Sum of Twenty three pounds Eight Shillings to pay their Repre- 
fentative M r Nathan Fiske for Seventy Eight days Service at y c 
Gen 1 Court. And y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

May 23 A Warrat was Sent to Conftable Benj": Whitney to 
Warn Jane Macleland forth with to depart out of Watertown. 

who made his return y e 26 of May y* he had done the Service. 
Att's Jos: Mafon Town Clerk. 

Sent Tho s : Coollidge to Cambridge at y e Sefsons by Adjorm* 
v e 3 d July 1733. 
[94] 

Watertown June the 5 th 1733. At a Meeting of the Selectmen 
of y e Towns of Watertown and Wefton it was agreed upon by the 
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S ld be Defired & Impowred to procure two pieces of Timb r . proper 
to Secure the moft Northerly Peer of y e Great Bridge over Charls 
River in Watertown. and that S d \V m Williams Shall take care and 
fix S d pieces of Timb r , and Key them up So as to Secure y e S d 
Peer that it may be Safe for Travelers to pafs over &c. And that 
s d M r W m Williams be defired to take Effectual Care fo Secure the 
whole of s d Bridge that it may be Safe for Travielers to pafs over ; 
untill further order and that y e s d W m Williams Shall be reafonabley 
paid and rewarded for the Same. 



Samuel Pierce J J * * 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at Dea : Tho s . 
Livermore on the Eight day of June 1733. At Said Meeting y e 
Selectmen Se caufe to Approbate M r Tho Coollidge M r Tho s . 
Harrington & M R Mary Learned to be In holders for this prefent 
year. 

At s d Meeting the Selectmen Agre'd upon calling a Town 
Meeting of the Freholders &c. Said Meeting to be at y e Publick 
Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Munday y e 18 th 
day of this Inftant at two of the clock in the after noon, for the 
Ends following, viz 1 (Sundry of y e Inhabitants of y e Weft precinct 
of s d Town having Petitioned y e Selectmen) 

1. To know the Towns Mind whether they will fix upon two 
Sutable places to for to Errect and build 2 Schoolhoufes on So as 
to Accomodate Each precinct Agreable to what was recommended 
to the Town by the Honourable Houfe of Reprefentatives and 
Voted by y e Town to be built at their Meeting on y e 2 1 of May 



2. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will Improve the 
prefent Schoolhoufe in s d Town So far as it may be Servicable in 
y e Errecting and building of one or both of s d Schoolhoufes. 

3. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Choofe a 
Comm tee to Act on the Towns behalf to Errect Build and finilh y e 
s d Schoolhoufes for y e Towns Ufe with all Convienant Speed. 

4. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will grant a Suf- 
ficiant Sum of money to be Improved by their Committee which 
they may choofe to Erre<5t and finilh s d Schoolhoufes. 

5. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will Impower the 
Selectmen or A Com tee . to procure a nother Sutable perfon befide 
y e prefent Schoolmafter to keep School in one of s d School houfes 
when y y are built, Agreable to y e Aboves d recommendation of y e 
Hon r able Reprefenta*. 

Ordred y e Clerk to write warrants directed to y e Conftables of s d 
Town Agreable to what is above written. 

Ordred the Clerk to record y e matter of y e meeting of y e Select- 
men of Watertown & Wefton which was on y e 5 th . of this Inftant. 



Thomas Livermore v 
Nath 1 . Harris 
William Brown 



Selectmen 
> of Watertown 




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The Selectmen Agreed to meet at Deacon Livermors on 
Wednefday y c 20 th . June Inftant at half our after four clock after- 
noon in order to view the way Petitioned for by W m Hager. S d 
Hager to Notify all perfons Concerned. 

[»•>] 

Midd x : fs. To M r Benjamin Whitney Conftable of Watertown 
in S d County Greeting 
You are hereby Required to Warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants in the Eaft Precinct of Said Town who are Quallifyed 
to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in 
S d Precinct on Munday the 18 \ of June Inftant at two of the clock 
in the After noon for the Ends following viz*. (Sundry of y e In- 
habit its of y e Wefterly PrecincT: having Petitioned the Selectmen) 

1. To know the Towns Mind whether they will fix- upon two 
Sutable places for to Errect and build two School houfes on So as 
to Accomodate Each Precinct Agreable to what was recommended 
to y e Town by y e Honourable y e Houfe of Reprefentatives and 
Voted by the Town (to be built) at their Meeting the 2 1 of May 
Laft. 

1. To know the mind of the Town whether they will Improve 
the prefent Schoolhoufe in S d Town So far as it may be Servicable 
in the Errecting and building of one or both of s d Schoolhoufes. 

3. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Choofe a 
Com tee . to Act on the Towns behalf to Errect build and finifh y e 
s d Schoolhoufes for the Towns Ufe with all Conveniant Speed. 

4. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will grant a 
Sufficiant Sum of money to be Improved by their Comm tee . which 
they may Choofe to Errect and finifh s d Schoolhoufes. 

5. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Impower 
y e Selectmen or a Com tee to procure a nother Sutable perfon befide 
the prefent Schoolmafter to keep School in one of s d Schoolhoufes 
when y y are built, Agreeable to the aboveSaid Recommendation of 
y e Hon r able Reprefentatives. Hereof fail not and make return of 
this order and your doings to one of y e Selectmen or Town Clerk 
Seafonable before the time herein Appointed for S d Meeting. 

Watertown June the 9 th . in the Sixth Year of His Maj es . Reign, 
A.D. 1733. 

^ r order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 
A Warrant of the Like tenner was Sent to George Lawrance 
Jun r Conftable of s d Town to Warn the Freeholders &c. in the 
Weft Precinct of s d Town. 

Att\ Jos : Mason Town Clerk. 

[96] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freehold" 5 . & other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown, reguelerly Warned, And Afsembled on the 
18 th Day of June 1733. for the Ends Set forth in the Warrant. 

Voted and Chofe M r Nathanael Harris Moderater. 

k. Put to Vote whether the Town Do fix upon the Land at the 



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Corner of M r Springs Orchard below y e Meeting houfe hill in the 
Lane y l comes from M r Perry's to be the place where a School- 
houfe Shall be built for the Eaft Precinct of y e Town, and y e Vote 
paft in y e Affirmative. 

2. Put to vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to fix upon 
the place of Ground betwixt old Deacon Sanderfons & M r Allen 
Flaggs Near to Hofters Corner to be the place to build A School- 
houfe on for the Weft Precinct of y e Town. And the Vote paft in 
the Affirmative. 

3. Put to vote whether it is the mind of the Town to Improve 
the prefent School houfe in the Town, So far as is Servicable in 
building y e Schoolhoufe y t is to be built for the Eaft Precinct of y e 
Town & y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

4. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Choofe a 
Committee to build and finifh the Schoolhoufes. And y e Vote paft 
in the Affirmative. 

5. Voted and Choofe M r William Williams M r Antho : Caverley 
& M r Sam 1 . Pierce to be a Committee to build and finifh the 
Schoolhoufes. 

6. Voted and Granted the Sum of Sixty Pounds to be Im- 
proved by S d Committee to build and finifh the Schoolhoufes. 

7. Voted and Impowred the Selectmen to procure a nother 
Sutable perfon befide the prefent Schoolmafter to keep School in 
one of y e School houfes when they are built. 

[97] ' 

Watertown June y e 18 th 1733. At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at 
y e Houfe of M rs . Mary Learneds in s d Town. It was Agreed upon 
by the Selectmen that where as Martha Whitney of s d Watertown 
is Sick and much Indifpofed as to her bodily health ; and She also 
being poor and Indigent and not able at prefent to procure Sutable 
and Necefsary Supportefor her Self under her ^pfentCircumftancies. 
That Mefs srs Thomas Coollidge & Nathanael Harris are defired to 
take care & procure and provide Sutable Necefsaries for her, and 
that they prefent an Acc 1 of their Charges, which may Arife upon 
the s d Affair to the Town in order to be Allowed by s d Town of 
Watertown. 

And that the clerk of y e s d Town be Directed to Enter this 
Agreement in the Town book of Records. 

And that y e s d Town Clerk is ordred forth with to give to the 
Afsefsors of s d Town a Copy of y e Grant of money made this day 
for the building of Schoolhoufes in s d Town, that the Same may 
be Afsefsed. 

Samuel Pierce **) 

Thomas Coollidge | Sele(5bnen 

Antho : Caverley J- 1 

-n- , J [ for Watertown. 
Thomas Biglo 

Nath 1 Harris 
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The Selectmen Defired M r Thomas Coollidge & M r Nath'. 
Harris Two of y e Selectmen to take Some proper Care of Martha 
Whitney to provide Some Convenant place for her, and to take 
care of Her Estate. 

Ordered the Treafurer to pay to M r William Williams out of y e 
Grant made for y c Great Bridge at y e Laft Town Meeting the Sum 
of Twelve pounds to procure Metearells to Secure S d Bridge. 
[98] 

Watertown August the 17 th . 1733. 
At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown afores d at the Houfe 
of Nathanael Harris : it was agreed upon by y e Selectmen aforeS d , 
that Dea : Joseph Mafon Town Clerk Should forthwith give out a 
Warrant to one of the Conftables of S d Town, to Warn John Far 
and Margret his Wife Henry and Abigail their Children that are 
at the Houfe of Allen Brown to remove out of S d Watertown and 
that Caution be Entered Against the S d John Far and Margret his 
Wife Henry & Abigail their Children At the Court of General 
Sefsions of the peace for the County of Midd\ that the S d Town 
may not be Expofed to Charge and Coft hereby. & y e S d Dea : 
Joseph Mafon Town Clerk as afore s d is hereby ordered to per- 
forme as afores d . 

Thomas Livermore ^ 

Nath 1 . Harris. 

William Brown V 

Thomas Coollidge 

Samuel Pearce 

At the Meeting aboves d M r Joseph Haftings was Sworne to the 
office of a Surveigher by y e Selectmen of Watertown aboves d . 

Tho s : Livermore 



Selectmen 
for Watertown. 



Selectmen 
for Watertown. 



Nath 1 . Harris 
William Brown 
Thomas Coollidge 
Samuel Pearce 
Midd\ fs. 

To M r Benf: Whitney Conftable of Watertown in s d County 
Greeting. 

Whereas y e Selectmen are informed that their is one John 
Far with His Wife & two Children come to dwell in Watertown 
aboves d . Said Far & Familie came Laft from y e Town of Bofton in 
y e County of Suffolk to s d Watertown Some time in y e Latter end 
of July Laft paft who now refides in y e Dwelling Houfe of Doctor 
Henry Hooper in s d Watertown the Selectmen Refuifing to Accept 
of s d Far Wife & Children to be Inhabitants of Waiertown fearing 
they will Expofe y e Town to Charge. 

Thefe are therefore in his Maj es . Name to Will and require you 
y e S d Benj n . Whitney forth with to warn y e aboves d John Far Wife 
& Children (viz*. Henry & Abigail Far) to Depart forth with out 
of Watertown & no longer to refide therein y e Selectmen refuifing 



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lfidd\ fe. Watertown Octo*. 26. 1733 
In obferrance of this above writ I 
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2. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will Confider the 
place Voted at y e S d Meeting on y e 18 th . of June Laft for the 
Schoolhoufe for y e Wefterly Precinct of s d Town, and to know their 
mind whether they will fix a School houfe for S (l Wefterly Precinct 
on s d place or piece of ground, or Any other place y'y e Town shall 
Judge more Acomodating for S d Precinct. 

3. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will Improve the 
Prefent Schoolhoufe in S d Town, So far as it may be Servicable 
in the building one or both Schoolhoufes. 

4. To y e mind of y e Town whether they will choofe a Com tee : to 
Act on the Towns behalf to Errect build & finim S d Schoolhoufes 
with all Convenant Speed. 

5. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will grant a 
Sufficiant Sum of money to be Improved by their Committee which 
they may Choofe to Errect S d Schoolhoufes. 

And alfo to order y e Conftables to Notify Such Perfons to whom 
y e Town is Indebted to bring in y r Acc ts to y e Selectmen at y e 
Houfe of y e Widow Mary Learneds on fryday y e 30 th . of Novemb r . 
Currant at two of the Clock in y e After noon in order to have them 
Laid before y e Town. 

At s d Meeting ordred y e Town Treafurer to pay to M r George 
Lawrance jun r . the Sum of Eleven Pounds Ten Shillings for his 
keeping y e Widow Wyeth one year y e year ending y e 4 th of Decem- 
ber Next. So much being granted Laft Decemb r . for y e Support 
of s d Widow one year. 
[100] 

Midd x : fs. To y e Conftables of Watertown 
in S d County Greeting 

( Benf: Whitney 
( Geo Lawrance jun r 
You are hereby -ordered and Required forthwith to Warn the 
Freehold' 5 and other Inhabitants in y e Eafterly & Wefterly Pre- 
cincts of S d Town Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at 
y e Publick Meeting Houfe in y e Wefterly Precinct of S d Town on 
Munday the third day of Decemb r . Next at Ten of y e Clock in y e 
forenoon for the Ends following, viz': 

First. To hear the Town Treafurers Acc 1 . 

Secondly. To hear y e Acc ts . of those Persons to whom y e Town 
is Indebted and to Grant Money to pay s d Perfons their Just Dues 
alfo to grant money for y e Support of y e Schools y e Support of y e 
Poor & for y e repair of y e great Bridge over Charls River in S d 
Town &c. 

Third ly . Whereas Mefs rs . Nathan Fiske John Coollidge & Sam 1 
Stearns who were Lately a Com tee : choofen by y e Town to remove 
Inchroachm ts made on y e Town's W T ays having Commenced An 
Action of y e Cafe bearing Date of 27 of Octo br 1733 -againft S d 
Town for their Coft and charge as Set forth in y e Acc 1 Annexed to 
y e writ, And to know the mind of y e Town whether they will grant 
money to Satiffy s d Acc 1 . or any part thereof, or whether y e Town 



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will choofe a Com tee : or Agents to Appear at y e Court or Courts in 
the Town's behalf to Defend S d Suite, and to grant money to 
Manage s d Affair. 

fourthly. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will choofe 
a Com tes : to Serch and find out y e way Leading to y e River between 
y e Lands formerly John Barnards & Jeremiah Norcrofs and to find 
out y e Land Left for the Towns L'fe for a Landing place and make 
report to y e Town. 

fifthly. To hear the Petition of Sundry of y e Inhabitants of y e 
Eaft Precinct of s d Town baring date y e Eight of August 1733 and 
Infisted on by Sundry of S d Petitioners y 6 i6 :h of Novemb r . Cur- 
rant, that the following Articles be incerted in the Warning for 
Next Town Meeting for the Town to Act upon viz*. 

1. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they they will Confider 
the Inconveniance and unfutablenefs of y e place for y e Schoolhoufe 
for the Eafterly Precinct which was Voted at their Meeting y e 18 th 
Day of June laft and to know their minds whether they will fix y e 
Schoolhoufe for y e Eafterly Precinct on some Conveniant place 
within y* space of Ten Rods of the Meeting houfe in S d Precinct 
y* So all parts of y* Precinct may be thereby Accomodated. 

2. To know y e mind of y* Town whether they will Confider of 
y e place Voted a S d Meeting on y e 18 th of June Laft of y e School- 
houfe for y e Wefterly Precinct of s d Town and to know their minds 
whether they will fix a Schoolhoufe for S d Wefterly Precinct on s d 
place or piece of Ground or any other place that the Town shall 
Judge more Accomodating for S J Precinct. 

3. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will Improve the 
Prefent Schoolhoufe in S 1 Town, So far as it maybe Servicable in 
the building one or both of S d Schoolhoufes. 

4. To know y e Mind of y e Town whether they will choofe a 
Com tee : to Act on y* Towns behalf to Erred build and finifh S d 
Schoolhoufes with all Conveniant Speed. 

5. To know y e Mind of y e Town whether they will Grant a 
Sufficiant Sum of money to be Improved by their Com tee . which 
they may choofe to Errect S d Schoolhoufes. 

You are likewife ordred to Notify Such Perfons to whom y e 
Town is indebted to bring in their Ace*, to y e Selectmen at y e 
Houfe of y e Widow Mar}' Learneds on fryday y e 30 th of Novemb r . 
Currant at two of y e Clock after noon in order to have them Laid 
before y e Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this w r arrant and Your 
Doings thereon to y e Selectmen or Town Clerk before the 30 th of 
Novemb r . aboves d . Dated at Watertown the 17 th day of Novemb r 
in the Seventh Year of His Majesties Reign. Anno Domini 1733. 

^ r order of y e Selectmen. 
[101] Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e 30 th of Novemb r . 1733. for 
taking in y e Acc ts . of Such Perfons to whom y e Town is Indebted 
the Acc\ are as follows viz 1 . 



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Mefs rs Antho. Caverley ^ the Com tee : for 
W m Williams ^building y e 
& Sam. Pierce J School: houfes 
to Compleet S d Worke £.16: 7 

Dea : William Brown Afsefsor for help 

Making a Town Rate Laft Year 1 
for help taking & perfecting the In- 
voice y e prefent year and help mak- 
ing the Province Tax 1:10:.. 
for help making y e County Rate 10/ 

y e School Rate &c 10/ 1 : 00 : .. ..3:10 

M r Nath 1 . Harris Afsefsor for the Like 

Service ..3 : 10 

M r Joseph Holding for Serving Con- 
ftable one year 20/ & warning one 

Town meeting 3 / ..1 : .3 

M r John Viles for Serving Conftable 
20 / and warning one Town Meet- 
ing _ ..1 : .3 

M r Jabez Stratton for keeping y e Widow 
Webb from y e 25 of December 1732 
to y e third Day of Decemb r . 1733. 
49 weeks at 3 / 6 ^ week ..8 : 1 1 

M r Benjamin Whitney Conftable for warn- 
ing three Town Meetings 9 / and 
for warning John Far and Familie 
& Maclaland out of Town 4 / and 
for fetching y e Waights and Meas- 
ures from M r J Holdins 2 / ... : 15 

M r George Lawrance jun r Conftable for 
warning 3 Town Meetings 9 / for 
going with y e Sealer of Waits to 
Charlfton to be Sworn 3 / for re- 
turning y e Precipt 2 / ... : 14 

M r John Dix for 3 pieces of Timb r for 
bever brook bridge 

M r Jonathan Brown for two String pieces 

for Stoney brook • 

M r . Sam 1 . Brown for help making y e Town 

Rate Laft Year ..1 : .. 

Joseph Mafon for help taking & perfect- 
ing the Invoice & help making y e 
Province Tax y e County Tax & a 
Town Tax £2 : 10 : .. 

for Serving Treafurer y e Year 1732 3 : .. : .. ..5 : 10 

M r Tho s Biglow for 37 feet of 4 Inch 

Plank for Maftes Brook ... : 10 

M r Joftma Warrin for two Trees y e Sur- 
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M r William Williams for Timb r for y e 

whelm by Eben r Goddards ... : 1 2 : .. 

M r George Harrington for Sundrys ^ 

his Ace*. ..3 : .7 : .6 

M r Dan 1 . Whitney for his rent for y e 

School ... : 15 : .. 

M r Joseph Haftings Surveyer for Timb r 

for bever brok Bridge ... : .7 : .. 



At S d Meeting ordred that y e Cloathing y* Eph m Smith Decefaed 
left be Delivered into y e hands of Robert Gage for the Ufe of John 
Bacon. Dea : W m Brown is Defired to S e f y e Cloaths be Delivred 
to S d Gage, and make Reporte to y e Selectmen. 

Ordred y e Town Treafurer to pay out of y e Grant made by y e 
Town for y* Building y e Schoolhoufes in S d Town to y e Com tee 
choofed to build s d Schoolhoufes viz 1 . Mefs rs Antho : Caverley W m 
Williams & Samuel Pierce the Sum of Sixty Pounds. 

The Selectmen bo*, of M r George Harrington 384 feet of Plank 
for y e Great Bridge at 28 / ^ hundred. £5 : .7 : .6 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay M r Harrington for S d Plank out of 
y e money Granted for y e Great Bridge. 
[102] 

1733 At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold". 

Decr - 3 and other Inhabitants of Watertown Regulerly 
warned, and Afsembled on the Third day of Decemb r . 1733. for 
y e Ends Set forth in the Warning. Voted and Choofe M r Nath 1 : 
Harris Moderator. 

1. The Town Treafurers was Laid before y e Town and red, and 
the Town by a vote Accepted of S d Acc*. as it Stands on Record 
in y e Treafurers Book. 

2. The Ac tis . of thofe Perfons to whom y e Town was Indebted 
was red to the Town amounting in y e whole to y e Sum of £4.8 : 1 1: .6 
and by a vote Accepted and Alowed : 

3. Voted and granted the Sum of fourty eight Pounds Eleven 
Shillings and Six pence to Satisfy and pay y e S d Acc ts . 

4. Voted and Granted the Sum of one hundred & Ten pounds 
for the Support of y e Schools in s d Town. 

5. Voted and Granted y e Sum of Twelve Pounds for y e Support 
of the Widow Wyeth one Year. 

6. Voted and Granted the Sum of Ten Pounds to M r Rob* Gage 
to Encourage him in his great trouble in Looking after John 
Bacon. 

7. Voted and granted the Sum of £20 for the further Repairing 
y e Great Bridge. 

8. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to grant y e 
money Suid for by Mefs rs Nathan Fisk John Coollidge and Sam 1 . 
Stearns. 

And the Vote paft on the Negative. 

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part of y e Acc 1 Suid for by y e afores d Committee, and the Vote paft 

on y c Negative. 

10. Put to Vote whether it is y e mind of y e Town to Choofe a 
Committee to Deiend y e Town againft y e Suit made by s d Mefs rs 
Nathan Fiske John Coollidge & Sam 1 . Stearns. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

11. Voted and Chofe Mefs rs . Jonas Smith Sam 1 . Livermore & 
John Flagg Jun r to be s d Committee. 

12. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Grant y e 
Sum of Twenty Pounds to Enable S d Committee to w th Stand S d 
Suit at Court. 

And y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

13. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Choofe a 
Com tec : to find out y e Way and Landing place Set forth in y e 
Warning and make reporte to y e Town. & y e Vote paft in y e 
Affirmative. 

14. Voted Mefs rs Nathanael Harrifs W m Williams & Deacon 
Thomas Livermore to be s d Committe. 

15. Put to vote whether y e Town will Confider y e Inconvenance 
& unfutablenefs of y e place for y e Schoolhoufe for y e Eafterly Pre- 
cinct which was voted at their Meeting on y e 18 th day of June Laft 
and whether y y will fix the Schoolhoufe for the Eafterly Precinct 
on Some Convenant place within the Space of Ten Rods of y e 
Meeting houfe in s d Precinct that So all parts of y e Precinct may 
thereby be accomodated. And y e Vote paft on y e Negative. 

16. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town that the 
Schoolhoufe in the Weft Precinct Should Stand where it is Now 
Errected. 

And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

[103] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Thomas Coollidges on the 
11 Day of Februaiy 1733. Ordred the Treafurer to pay (or order 
y e paym 1 ) out of y e Laft Grants made by y e Town at their Meeting 
on y e 3 d Day of Decemb r . Laft paft viz 1 . 

To the Rev d : M r Seth Storer the Sum of Eighty four pounds. 
To the Rev d . M r Warham Williams the Sum of Eighty four Pounds 
And to y e Several Perfons y l had Grants made to them at s d Town 
Meeting the Several Sums Refpectively granted to them to Satisfy 
their Acc ts . Alow'd by the Town, As alfo to the prefent School- 
mafters what is due to them or may be due to them out of y e 
aboves d Grant, alfo to the Com tee chofen to build the Schoolhoufes 
viz Mefs rs . Antho: Caverley W m Williams & Sam 1 . Pierce the Sum 
of Sixteen Pounds Seven Shillings. So much being granted to 
them. And to Jonas Smith Sam 1 . Livermore & John Flagg the 
Towns Com tce : the Sum of fourty Eight Shillings to Satisfy their 
Acc* of Charge at the Court. 

Ordred y e Treafurer alfo to pay to M r Geo. Lawrance the Sum 
of Seven Pounds Ten Shillings for keeping Eph m Smith four 
months and a half. And Nine pounds one Shillings and three 



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pence to Satisfy his Acer for Expences on S d Smith and Nurfing 
& Providing for s 1 Smiths funeral. S d Acc 1 . Allow'd by y e Select- 
men. Ordred y* Treafurer to pay out y e remainder of y e money 
Granted for y e Suport of Ep m Smith to Dea W" Brown So much as 
will procure two Shifts for the Widow Wyeth. 

Ordered the Clerk to write Warrants Directed to the Conftables 
of s d Town to warn a Town Meeting, S d Warrants to be in the 
following words, viz 1 . You are hereby ordred to Warn the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of y e Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts 
in s d Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet 
at the Publick Meeting Houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of s d Town 
on Munday the fourth day of March Next at Ten of y e Clock 
before Noone for the Ends following, viz. (i) To choofe Selectmen 
a Clerk a Treafurer Conftables and all other Such Town officers 
as is by Law required to be Chofen in the month of March (2) To 
know y* Mind cf V s Town refpecting Swine runing at Large. 
(3) To hear the Report of y* Com tes . chofen by y e Town at Laft 
Decemb r . Meeting to Se whether they could find y- Landing place 
by Charles River and y e way to it as Appears on Record. | 4) To 
know y* Mind of y* Town whether they will choofe a Com tee . to 
Joyne with a Com 1 ": y* may be chofen by the Town of Wefton 
to View & Se whether they can find y* Line Establifhed by y* 
Great & General Court to be the Dividing Line between Watertown 
& Wefton. (5) To hear y e Report of y e Selectmen Concerning a 
way Laid out by them for y e ufe of y* Town as Set forth in S d 
Report (6) To know y* Mind of y* Town whether they will 
choofe a Com**: to Joyne with a Comm tee that Wefton may choofe 
to Adrefs y Great 6c General Court for an Equivlent in Land in 
Lew of y e fifteen hundred Acres of Medow formerly Granted to 
Watertown (7) To know y e Mind of y* Town whether they will 
Grant money to pay and Satisfy Dea Nathan Fiske Dea : John 
Coollidge «Sc L\ Sam 1 . Stearns for their Charge and trouble which 
thev have been at as the Towns Committee in Indeav oi iring to 
redrefs Incroachnr on the Towns ways for which they were 
chofen. 

8. To know y e mind of y e Town (in cafe the above article is 
not comply ed with) whether they will come into any other way 
or method that may be thought proper whereby am Amicable 
Agreem 1 may be made between y e Town and the aboves d Com- 
mittee and trouble 6c charge in the Law prevented. 

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Midd\ fs. To y e Conftables of \\ atertown Greeting. 

You are hereby required and ordered forthwith to warn the 
Freehold^, and other Inhabitants m the Eafterly 6c Wefterly 
Precincts of s d Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
to meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eafterly Precinct of 
s d Town on Munday the fourth of March Next at Ten of y e Clock 
in the forenoon for y e Ends following viz : . 

To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer Con- 



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ftables & all other Such officers as by Law is required to be Chofen 
in y e month of March. 

To know the mind of y e Town with refpect to Swine runing at 
Large under y e Regulation of y e Law. 

To hear the Report of y e Com tee . Chofen by the Town at Laft 
Decemb r . Meeting to Se whether they could find the Landing 
place by Charles River & y e way to it as Appears on Record. 

To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Choofe a 
Comm ,ee . to joine with a Comm tee . that may be Chofen by y e Town 
of Wefton to View and Se whether they can find the Line Estab- 
lished by the Great and General Court to be the Dividing Line 
between Watertown and Wefton. 

To hear y c Reporte of y e Selectmen concerning a way Laid out 
by y m for the ufe of y e Town begining at y e Town way Near Allen 
Flaggs runing from s d way on the Lands of s d Allen Flagg and 
Deacon Jonathan Sanderfon jun r to the Land of William Hager 
as is Set forth in s d Report and to know the mind of y e Town 
whether they are Willing to Accept of s d Way as Set forth in s d 
Report. 

To know the mind of y e Town whether they will choofe a 
Com tee : to Joyne with a Committee that Wefton may choofe to 
Adrefs y e great and General Court for An Equivlent in Land in 
Lieu of the fifteen hundred Acres of medow formerly Granted to 
Watertown. 

To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Grant money 
to pay and Satisfy Deacon Nathan Fiske Deacon John Coollidge 
and Liev 1 Samuel Stearns for the charge and trouble which they 
have been at as y e Towns Committee in Indeavouring to redrefs 
Incroachments on y e Towns way's for which they were chofen. 

To know the mind of y e Town (in case the above Article is not 
complyed with) whether they will come into any other way or 
method that may be thought proper whereby An Amicable Agreem* 
may be made between the town and y e Aboves d Committee and 
trouble and charge in the Law prevented. Hereof fail not, 
and make return of this Warrant and your doings thereon to 
one of y e Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafonably before the time 
Appointed herein for S d Meeting, Dated at Watertown the Twelfth 
Day of Feb y . in y e Seventh Year of his Maj es . Reign, A.D. 
1733 / 4. 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

J Mafon Town Cler. 

[105] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Antho Caverleys on the 
fourth Day of January 1733. 

The Selectmen Agreed that M r Joseph Wellington of s d Town 
S ld . keep the School at the Schoolhoufe in the Weft Precinct in s d 
Town for the Space of three months from the Seventh day of this 
Inftant January and the Selectmen Ingage him for the time he 
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ri:r :: r_:r 7. t pzi^is Tear. ±2 5cle<~tn Appointed i 
Meeting of y* Selectmen to be on the Eleventh day of January 
C:-:-: 2: K:u:e :: M : T-~^s HirrjLgv.-s i" s 1 7:*- i: r~: 
of y* dock in the After noon in ord* to meet the Gentlemen y* 
Selectmen of Wefton, in order to Adjuft the Charge between 
Watertown & Wefton that has Arrifsen on the Acc*. of y* Repairing 
of y* Great Bridge over Charis River in W ater to w n aboves* Since 
the Lait Ai; -itr-er.t, De::red the Cierk :; send i Ntt^r/iadcn 
c: s 1 Meettr-4* :; y* Seie:t~er. ;: V.'tiV.-. 

Watertowns Charge of y* Great Bridge repairs £31 2.5:11 



Weftons Acc*. of Coft 20 : .2 : .6 

January 11 1733. At a iiTlaig of the Selectmen of Watertown 
3c T -Vth:- 2: M' Th:~ii Harrhtip t r.i :: V ( "r.er.;™ aires 1 . :: 
Adjuft the Charge that hath Arrifen on y* Accoont of y* Repairs 
of y* Great Bridge in s* Watertown, and After y* Ace 15 , were 
Adjusted, It Appears y* Wefton had Difburlsed the Sum of 6 
pounds Seven Shillings & 4* more then their Proportion of y* 
Charge y* has Arrifcen Since Since y* Adjuftm c . of Acer, in the year 
1 7 2 \ . 



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Ni± . Gocdard Cierk 

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A: a General Town Meeting of y* Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown, regulerry Assembled on the fourth day of 
March 1733 / 4 for the Choife of Town officers &c 

Voted and Choofe Nath 1 . Harris £50/ Moderator. 

Nathaniel Harris Esq/, i.^) 

Je-seph Ma:*;- Esc" 2. 

M r Antho: Caveriev 3 

Dea\ W Brown 4 r Seieetrie::. 

M" Si". ?:e::e 5 

K The 3 : Biglow 6 

[ M f Tho 5 : Cooffidge 7 j 

Voted and Choofe Joseph Ma&m Town Clerk. & Town Treafurer. 
Voted and Chofe M r John Sawin firft Conftable. 
Voted and Chofe M r Samw»l Lhrermore second Conftable. 

' Ttseph Mi:':: Esq" 
Voted and Chofe for Afscfrots J M r Antho: Caverley 

^ Nathaniel Harris Esq/. 

Voted and Choofe M r John Hafrings Sealer of Leather. 

Voted and chofe for Fence f M r Richard Clark 
Vt~ trs *i M' Ir.er.e-er Cher.rv 



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Voted and chofe for Surveyors 
of Highways 



Voted and Chofe for Tything 
men 



M r Tho s . Bisco 
M r Sam 1 . Parry 
M r Geo: Harrington jun r 
M r John Viles 
M r Geo: Harington 

M r Nathaniel Norcrofs 
M r Jabez Stratton 
M r Eliffia Smith 
M r John Ball y e Second 

Voted and Choofe M r William Williams Meafurer of Timb r . 



M r Samuel Clark 

M r Samuel Barnard 
Voted and chofe for Hogneves -j M , Benjm phmips 

M r . James Whitney 
Voted y l Swine Shall goe at Large &c. 

Put to Vote whether the Town will choofe a Com tee to joyne 
with a Committee y* may be chofen by y e Town of Wefton to View 
and Se whether they can find the Line Establifhed by y e Great & 
Gen 1 . Court to be the Dividing Line between Watertown and 
Wefton 

And y e Vote paft on y e Affirmative. 

r Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . 
Voted and Choofe for S d Com tee X M r William Williams 

Deacon Tho s : Livermore 

The Affair of the 1500 Acres of Medow Continued to Next 
Town Meeting. 

Put 

[107] 

Put to Vote to know the mind of y e Town whether they will 
Grant money to pay and Satisfy Deacon Nathan Fiske Deacon 
John Coollidge & L*. Samuel Stearns for the charge & Trouble 
they have been at as the Towns Com tee . in Indeavouring to redrefs 
Inchroachments on the Towns way's for which they were Chofen 

And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

the Sum is 55 = 5- ..6 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Widow Mary Learneds on 
fryday y e 8 th of March 1733 / 4. 

The Several Perfons here after Named were Sworn before the 
Selectmen to the Faithfull Difcharge of y e Refpective Offices to 
which they were Chofen by y e Town Viz 1 . 

Joseph Mafon to y e offices of Town Clerk and to the office of 
Town Treafurer. 

M r John Sawin & M r Sam 1 Livermore to y e Office of Conftable 

Joseph Mafon "1 

M r Antho: Caverley > to the Office of Afsefsor 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r J 



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M r John Haftings to the Office of Sealer of Lea r . 

M r Richard Clark > . t ^ xr 

Tirr -l^u /-u r to y e office of irence \ lewer 

M r Ebenezer Chenry ) 

M r Tho s . Bisco "1 
M r Sam 1 . Parry 

M r Geo: Harrington jun r . j^to the office of Surveyer 
M r John Viles 
M r Geo: Harrington 

M r Jabez Stratton ) . _ c t»_*i.- 

If John Ball f Second \ t0 > office of T >' thm S man 

M r Sam : . Clark 1 

M r Sam : . Barnard ■ — r TT 

M' Benf. Phillips \ t0 office o£ Hogreive. 

M r James Whitney J 

The Selectmen Agreed that the Surveyers Bounds Should be as 
they were the Laft Year viz : . Sam 1 Parry Eaft of Sharmons Lane & 
y* south half of s d Lane Tho s Bisco the other part of y e Eaft 
Precinct <Sc y e North half of s 1 Lane. Geo Harrington the Country 
Road (Sec. John Viles the Middle Road <Scc. George Harrington 
jun r : the North Road <Scc. 
[10*] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of W atertown at M r Tho s . Biglows 
on the 2 1 day of March 1733 / 4 The Selectmen Defired Nathaniel 
Harris Esq r . &: M r Antho: Caverley to Endeavour to Procure A 
Gentlemen to keep the School in the YVefterly Precinct of S d Town 
they alfo Defired Deacon William Brown & L : Tho 5 : Biglow to 
procure a place for the Schoolmafter to board at. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y a Houfe of Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 
on y e Eight day of May 1734. Ordred that y e Clerk send out 
Warrants to y a Conftables in y e Name of y e Selectmen to Warn a 
Town Meeting the Warrants to run in the Tenner & form following. 

To y e Conftables of s 1 Town &:c In obfervance of a precept 
Directed to y e Selectmen of Watertown by y e high SherrirT of y e 
County of Midd x . Thefe are in his Maj^ Name to Will and 
require you y e s d Conftables forth with to Warn the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants in y e Eaft & Weft Precincts in S 1 Town 
who are Quallifyed According to Law to Vote in y e Choice of a 
Reprefentative to Meet in y e Publick Meeting houfe in the Weft 
Precinct in s d Town on fry day y e Seventeenth day of May Currant 
at two of y e Clock in y e .After noon of s d Day for the Town then 
and there to Choofe and Elect one or More ^fons to reprefent & 
serve the Town of Watertown in a Great »Sc General Court or 
Afsimbly Appointed to be Convened held & kept for his Maj^. 
Service at y* Court-houfe in Bofton upon Wedenfday y e 29 th of 
May Currant. You are Likewife ordred to Warn y e Freehold' 3 
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to Meet at S d Publick Meeting houfe at three of y e Clock in y e 
After Noon of s d Day for y e Ends following, viz 1 . 

1. Whareas y e Town of Bofton in y e County of Suffolk have of 
Late Sett up a Market in S d Town which is thought by many will 
prove prejudicial to y e people in the Country. To know the mind 
of y e Town whether they will Come into any Method that may be 
thought pro r to prevent Pfons belonging to Watertown Carrying 
any Wares or provifions in to s d Market to Expofe the Same to 
Sale there. And in cafe the Town Shall Come into any Meafures 
relating to s d Affair to Choofe a Com tee to Lay the Same before 
the Next General Sefsions of y e peace for y e County of Midd x for 
their Confirmation. 

2. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will procure a 
Conveniant work houfe in Some Sutable place for the Town in 
ord r that Idle Pfons in s d Town may be Set to work in it. 

3. for the Town to Act upon y e Article referred to this Meeting 
relating to y e 1500 Acres of Medow &c. 

4. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they Will Choofe a 
Committee to Stake out y e Landing place by Charles River and 
the Way to the Same, Agreable to y e record of y e Same. 

At s d Meeting Ordred y e Treafurer to pay Deacon Nathan Fisk 
the money Granted him for Serving the Town as reprefentative. 
[109] 

Midd\ fs. To y e Conftables of Watertown in S d County 
Greeting. 

In Obfervance of a Preceipt Directed to y e Selectmen of s d 
Town by the High Sherriff of s d County. 

Thefe are in His Maj es : Name to Will and Require You forth 
with to To Warne the Freehold" 5 , and other Inhab ts . in the Eaft & 
Weft Precints of s d Town Who are Quallifyed to Vote in the 
Choice of a reprefen te . to Meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe in y e 
Weft Precinct; of s d Town on fryday the 17 th Day of May Currant 
at Two of y e Clock afternoon for the Town then & there to Choofe 
& Elect one or More Perfons to to reprefent & Serve y e Town of 
Watertown in a Great and General Court Appointed to be Con- 
vened held & kept for his Maj es . Service at y e Court houfe in 
Bofton upon Wedenfday y e Twenty Ninth day of May Currant. 

You are Likewife Ordred to Warne the Freehold" & oth r Inha ts . 
Who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at y e Aboves d 
Meeting houfe at three of y e Clock after Noon of s d Day for y e 
Ends following, viz. 

1. (Whereas y e Inhab ts . of y e Town of Bofton in y e County of 
Suffolk have of Late Set up a Market in s d Town which by many 
is thought will prove prejudicial to people in y e Country) To 
know y e Mind of y e Town whether they will Come into any Method 
that may be tho 1 proper to prevent Pfons belonging to Watertown 
Carrying any Wares or provifions into s d Market to Expofe y e 
same to Sale there. And in cafe the Town Shall Come into any 
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before the Next Gen 11 . Sefsions of y e peace for y e County of Midd x 
for their Confirmation. 

2. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will provide or 
procure a Conveniant Workhoufe in Some Sutable place for the 
Town in order to Set & keep Idle perfons in s d Town to work. 

3. for the Town to Act upon the Article refurred to this Meet- 
ing relating to y e 1500 Acres of Medow &c. 

4. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Choofe a 
Com tee to Stake out y e Landing place by Charles River in s d Town 
& the way to y e same, Agreable to the record thereof. Hereof fail 
not and Make return of this Warrant and Your doings thereon to 
y e Selectmen at Leaft four hours before the time Appointed herein 
for the firft Meeting. Dated at Watertown the Ninth day of May 
in y e Seventh year of his Maj es Reign. A.D. 1734. 

^ order of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

[110] 

At. General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown, Regulerly Afsembled on the 17 th . Day of May 
1734. for the Choice of A Reprefentative. 

1. Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to choofe 
more then one perfon to reprefent them at y e Great and Gen 11 . 
Court, the vote paft on the Negative. 

2. Voted and chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r to Serve for and Repre- 
fent y e Town of Watertown at y e Great and General Court or 
Afsembly Appointed to be Convened held and keept at the Court 
houfe in Bofton on Wedenfday the 29 th of May Currant. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of W r atertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled on the 17 th Day of May 1734 
for y e Ends Set forth in the Warning. 

1. Voted and chofe Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . Moderator. 

2. Put to vote To know the mind of y e Town whether they will 
Come in to any Methods that may be thought Proper, to prevent 
Perfons belonging to W 7 atertown from Carring any Wares or 
Provifions in to the Market that may be Set up at Bofton in y e 
County of Suffolk to Expofe the Same to Sale there. And the 
Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

3. Voted that whatfoever Perfon or Perfons belonging to Water- 
town, Shall with in the Space of Twelve months from the Eleventh 
day of June Next, prefume to carry any Wares or Provifions from 
out of s d Watertown, And Expofe them to Sale, in the Markets that 
is Voted by the Inhabitants of the Town of Bofton to be Set up 
there, Shall be Subject to pay a fine of Twenty Shillings for Each 
offence, One fourth part thereof to be to the Informer, & the 
remainder to be for y e ufe of y e Town of Watertown, To be recovred 
by the Selectmen of s d Town before any of his Maj es . of y e peace 
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4. Voted and Chofe Nath 1 . Harris and Joseph Mafon to be a 
Com tee to prefer the aboves d Vote to the Next General Sefsions of 
the peace for y e County of Midd\ for their Confirmation. 

5. Put to vote to know the mind of y e Town, whether they will 
provide or procure a Conveniant Work houfe in Some Sutable 
place for the Town in order to Set and keep Idle in S d Town to 
work. And y e vote paft in the Affirmative. 

6. Voted and Chofe y e Selectmen to be a Committee to procure 
a Sutable workhoufe for y e Town. 

7. Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of y e Town to choofe a 
Committee to joine with a Com tee . of Wefton : To Adrefs y e Great 
& General Court for An Equivolent in Land in Liew of y e fifteen 
hundred Acres of Medow formerly granted to Watertown. and y e 
Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

8. Voted and chofe Joseph Mafon M r Sam 1 . Pierce & Nath 1 . 
Harris Esq. to be a Committee for y e End aboves d . 

9*. 

9 . y . Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to choofe a 
Committee to Stake out the Landing place by Charles River in s d 
Town and the way to the Same Agreable to the Record thereof. 
y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

10. Voted and Chofe M r George Harrington M r Tho s . Coollidge 
& Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . to be S d Com tee : 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Tho s Harringtons on y e 10 th 
Day of June 1734. At s d Meeting M r Thomas Coollidge M r 
Thomas Harrington & M rs Mary Learned who were Approbated 
for Inholders y e Laft Year Defired y e Selectmen to Approbate 
them to be Inholders for y e prefent Year, 
which the Selectmen Accordingly Did. 

Ordred the Clerk -to Write Warrants Directed to y e Conftables 
of s d Town to Warn the following Perfons forthwith to depart out 
of Watertown (the Selectmen refufing to Accept of them to be 
Inhab ts .) viz John Anderfon & his Wife who Came Laft from 
Groton he Came to Watertown Some time in April Laft and Now 
refides in the Houfe of M r John Smith of s d Town. Joseph Wollcot 
& his Son Benjamin who Came from Newton to Watertown Some 
time in March Laft and Now refides in the houfe of Joseph 
Garfield of s d Town. Rob* Hannis who Came from Scituate in y e 
County of Plimoth to Watertown Some time in the Month of May 
Laft & Now refides in the Dwelling houfe of M r Jonas Bond of s d 
Town. And John Croft & his Wife & two Children who Came 
from Bofton in y e County of Suffolk to Watertown some time in 
y e month of March Laft paft & refides in y e Dwelling houfe belong- 
ing to M r W m Greenleaf of s d Bofton. 

Complaint being made to y e Selectmen that Margret Warrin An 
Ancient Maid was under Such Curcumftances that there was 
Necefsefity that care S ld be taken for her Support the Selectmen 
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Some Sutable place as cheep as y y Can to to keep y e s d Margret at. 
And alfo to take care of what goods She hath that they may be 
preferved for her Ufe & Comfort. 

The Warrants ord rd above were forth with Sent to ye Conftables 
who Did y e Service & y e Cautions were Entrd at y e Sefsions at 
Charlston in Decemb r Laft ^ Jos : Mafon. Coft 5 / 
[112] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Thomas Harringtons on 
the 20 th day of August A.D. 1734. Ordred that there Should be 
a Town Meeting on y e Second Day of Sep r . Next at one of y e 
Clock after Noon at the Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft 
Precinct of s d Town for the Ends following, viz 1 . 

1. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will joine w th 
Wefton to Petition the Great & General Court for a Grant of Some 
of the Unapropriated Land belonging to y e Province to help 
Enable them to Support the Great Bridge over Charles River in 
Watertown. 

2. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Petition y e 
the Great & General Court for a Grant of Land to help Enable 
them to Support the two Grammer Schools in S d Town. 

(The following Articles were incerted in Anfwer to A petition to 
y e Selectmen Signed by Sundry Inhab ts . of Watertown) 

3. That the Town may Manifeft their Minds whether they will 
Sell and Difpofe of all y e Lands in the Town that is Reputted & 
Lyes as high Ways Town ways or privat Way's Except So much as 
y e Town Shall judge Conveniant and proper to be Improved for 
Ways as afore S d or other publick Ufes to thofe perfons whofe 
Lands are Contiguous & Adjoining thereto for true Valve thereof. 

4. To know y e mind of y e Town if they Should not Se Caufe to 
Difpofe of all y e Lands as afores d y' Lyeth to y e Ways in s d Town, 
whether they will Sell & Difpofe of Some perticuler Spotts and 
Notches of Land to thofe whofe Lands Adjoin e thereto, there 
being Such in many places if Sold would make the ways more 
Beautifull & Uniforme then they Now are. 

5. To know y e mind of y e Town whether they will Sel thofe 
Lands belonging to y e Town or to y e Ways in y e Town as afores d 
which have been fenced & Incloafed from s d Ways by perticuler 
perfons, to thofe perfons y l have Incloafed the Same for the Valve 
thereof Excepting Some place where y e Ways are realy prejudiced 
thereby. 

6. For the Town if they Should not Se Caufe to Act Agreable 
to the afores d Articles to Act their pleafures in any other way or 
maner whatsoever as they may think Advifable with relation to 
thofe Lands in the Town Reputed and Called Highways Town 
ways private ways &c. 

7. For the Town to Choofe A Committee to Act on the Towns 
behalf with relations to the ways afores d . And to Impower their 
Committee which they may choofe to Stake out and Make Bounds 



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to the Ways with in the Town and to Difpofe of y e AfTores d Lands 
if the Town Shall Se caufe. obferving Such Direction & orders as 
the s d Town Shall give them. 

Ordred the Clerk to write Warrants Directed to y e Several 
Conftables of y e Town in the Tenner aboves d . 
[113] 

Midd\ fs. To the Conftables of Watertown in s d County 
Greeting. 

You are hereby Ordred and Required forth with to Warn the 
Freehold", and other Inhab ts . in the Easterly & Wefterly Precincts 
of s d Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet 
at the Publick Meeting Houfe in y e Eaft Precinct on Munday y e 
Second Day of Sep r Next at one of y e Clock after noon for y e Ends 
following. viz\ 

1. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will joine with 
Wefton to Petition y e Great & General Court for a Grant of Land 
to help Enable Watertown & Wefton to Support y e Great Bridge 
over Charles River in Watertown. 

2. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Petition the 
Great and General Court for a Grant of Land to help Enable them 
to Support the Two Gram r Schools in S d Town. 

(The following Articles were Incerted in Anfwer to A Petition 
to y e Selectmen Signed by Sundry of y e Inhabitants of Watertown) 

3. That the Town may Mannifeft their minds whether they will 
Sell and Difpofe of all y e Land in the Town that is Reputed and 
Lyes as high Ways Town ways privet ways & Excepting So much 
as y e Town Shall Judge Convenant and Proper to be Improved for 
Ways as afores d or oth r Publick Ufes To thofe Perfons whose 
Lands are Contiguous and Adjoining there to for true valve 
thereof. 

4. To know y e Mind of y e Town if they Should not Se Caufe to 
Difpofe of all the Lands as afores d that Lyeth to the Highways in 
S d Town whether they will Sell and Difpofe of some Perticuler 
Spotts & Notches to thofe whofe Lands Adjoine thereto there 
being Such in many places if sold would make the Ways more 
butifull & Uniform than they now are. 

5. To know y e Mind of the Town whether they will Sell thofe 
Lands belonging to y e Town or y e ways in the Town as afores d 
which have been fenced and Enclofed from s d ways by Perticuler 
Perfons to thofe perfons that have Incloufed the Same for the 
Valve thereof Excepting Some places where the ways are realy 
prejudiced thereby. 

6. For the Town if they Should not Se caufe to Act agreable to 
the aboves d Articles to Act their pleafure in any other way or 
manner whatsoever as they may think Advifable with Relation to 
thofe Lands in the Town Reputed and Called High Ways Town 
Ways private ways &c. 

7. For the Town to Choofe a Committee to Act on the Towns 
behalf w th Relation to the Ways as afores d , and to Impower their 



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Committee w ch they Shall Choofe to Stake out and make Bounds 
to the ways with in the Town and to Difpofe of the Afores d Lands 
if the Town Shall Se Caufe obferving Such Directions and Orders 
as the Town Shall give them. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this order and Your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk Seafonably before the 
time Appointed for S d Meeting. Dated at Watertown the 2 1 Day 
of August. In the Eighth Year of his Maj es . Reign. Anno Domini 
1734. 

~$ Order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mason Town Clerk. 

[114] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and oth\ 
Inhabitants of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the Second Day 
of Sep r . 1734. 

1. Voted and chofe Nath 1 . Harris Esq r Moderator. 

2. Voted to Joyne with Wefton in Petition y e Great and General 
Court for a Grant of Land to help Enable Watertown & Wefton to 
Support y e Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown. 

3. Voted and Impowred their Reprefentative in the behalf of 
Watertown to joine with Such perfon or perfons as the Town of 
Wefton Shall choofe to petition y e Great and General Court for a 
Grant of Land to Enable Watertown & Wefton to Support y e Great 
Bridge over Charles River in s d Watertown. 

4. Voted to petition y e Great and General Court for a Grant of 
Land to Enable Watertown the better to Support the Two Gramer 
Schools in S d Town. 

5. Voted and Impowred their Reprefentative in the Name & 
behalf of y e Town to petition y e Great and General Court for a 
Grant of Land to be made to Watertown, the better to Enable S d 
Town to Support the Two Grammer Schools therein. 

6. Voted that y e Town will Sell & Difpofe of all y e Lands in y e 
Town that is Reputed & Lyes as High Ways Town Ways or 
private Ways Excepting So much as the Town Shall Judge Con- 
veniant and proper to be Improved for Ways as afore S d and other 
publick Ufses, to thofe ^fons whos Lands are Contiguos and 
Adjoyning thereto for true Valve thereof 

7. Voted, that y e Town will choofe and Impower a Com tee : to 
Act. in y e Name and behalf of y e Town with refpect to y e Difpofing 
of thofe Lands which they have Voted to be Sold under Such 
Directions as the Town Shall hereafter give them. 

8. Voted and Choofe Deacon William Brown Nath 1 . Harris 
Esq r M r Jonas Smith M r Thomas Coollidge & M r Sam 1 . Livermore 
to be S d Com tee . 

9. Voted and Directed S d Com tee . that in difpofing of y e Lands 
afores d . (Voted to be Sold.) they Shall Leave the Country Road 
not Lefs then four Rods Wide and Town Ways & private Ways 
Not Lefs then two rods Wide. And to Leave Such places as is 
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Vfes as the Com tee Shall think prop r for the Benefit of y e 
Town. 

10. Voted that y e Com tee make Report of their Doings with 
refpect to y e Sale of S d Lands at Next March Meeting. 

11. Voted that the Maj r part of y e Com tee be Deficive in all 
their proceedings. 

[US] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M rs Learneds on y e 20 th of 
Sep r . 1734. Agreed to Meet again at M rs . Learneds on y e Seventh 
of Octob r . Next at three of the clock after noon to Confult what is 
proper to be done for the Security of y e Great Bridge, Defired y e 
Clerk to Send a Notifycation to y e Selectmen of Wefton to Defire 
their Company at s d Meeting that they might give their voice 
in s d Affair. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen having taken the poor Circum- 
ftances of Obadiah Coollidge & his Familie into their Confidera- 
tion and it Appeared to the Selectmen that y e s d Obadiah Coollidge 
is Not able (without the Charritie of Neighbours or help from y e 
Town) to Supporte his Familie, The Selectmen Came into the 
following Conclufion. viz That y e s d Obadiah Coollidge (He 
Defiring y e Same) do within the Space of one Month from this 
date, Provide good places (that y e Selectmen Shall Approve off) 
to put and bind out his Children to, viz 1 . Jofiah Lydia Isaaik & 
Rachal and in cafe He Shall Neglect and refufe so to do, y e 
Selectmen (as in duty bound) will put them out Agreable to y c 
Directions in the Law. Ordred y e Treafurer to pay to y e Wid w . 
Susanna Coollidge out of y e Money paid in to y e Treafurey by 
Dea : Fiske y e Sum of fourty Shillings it being for Nurfing Obadiah 
Coollidges Familey in the time of y r Distrefsing Sicknefs. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown and Wefton at M rs . 
Learneds on y e Seventh of Octob r . 1734. Agreed that there be 
provided for y e Great Bridge, viz. for the heither peer three Mafts 
and King pofts and braces and all other Such pieces Necefsary for 
the rebuilding of it And that there be provided for the Middle 
peer Two Mafts and all the Under Timber Needfull but Mud Sells. 

The Selectmen Defired M r . William Williams to Provide y e 
Mafts. Agreed that the Selectmen of Wefton procure the reft of 
y e Timb r . for S d Bridge. S d Timber to be good white Oak Timb r . 
and as cheep as they can. The Selectmen Defired M r W m Wil- 
liams to take care and Enfpect the Bridge and do what is proper 
for prefent Security, till further Order. Agred to procure three 
hundred of good three Inch plank Agred with Dea n : Benj n . Brown 
to provide s d plank at Thirty Shillings ^ hundred at the Bridge. 
^ order of y e Selectmen of Watertown. 

Joseph Maion Town Clerk. 

Joseph Livermore s 
Benj n . Brown I Selectmen of 
Eben r : Allen f Weston. 
John Jones 



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[116] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph Mafon on 
the 25 th day of Novemb r . 1734. Ordred that there S ld be a General 
Town Meeting on Munday the Ninth day of Decemb r . Next at one 
of y e Clock afternoon at y e Publick Meeting houfe in the Weft 
Precinct of s d Town for the Ends following, viz 1 . (1) To hear the 
Acc ts of Sundry Perfons to whom the Town is Indebted. (2) To 
grant Money to pay and Satiffy S d Acc ts . alfo for the Support of 
y e Grammer Schools the Support of y e poor, and for y e repairs of 
y e Great Bridge. (3) to hear the pleas of Some of y e Late Con- 
stables who Defire the Town to Abate Some ^fons Rates in their 
Lifts of Rates. And y e Conftables to be ordred to Notify Such 
^fons to whom y e Town is Indebted to bring in their respective 
Acc ts . to y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of M r Saltmarfh on fryday y e 
Sixth of DecermV. at Two of y e Clock after noon, in order to have 
them Laid before the Town, if they Expect to have money Granted 
to pay them. Ordred y e Clerk to write warrants Directed to y e 
Conftables Accordingly. 

Midd*. fs. To the Conftables of Watertown in s d County 
Greeting. 

You are hereby Ordred and Required to Warn the Freehold" 
& other InhaV 5 . in y e Eaft & Weft Precincts of s d Town who are 
Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in the Weft Precinct of s d Town on Munday the Ninth day 
of Decemb r . Next at one of y e Clock afternoon, for ye Ends 
following viz 1 . 

1. To hear the Acc ts . of Sundry- Perfons to whom the Town is 
Indebted to. 

2. To Grant money to pay and Satisfy S d Acc 15 . and to Grant 
Money to Support the Grammer & Englilh Schools in s d Town ; 
the Support of y e poor, and the repairs of y e Great Bridge in s d 
Town. &c. 

3. To hear the pleas of Some of y e Late Conftables who Defire 
y* Town to Abate Some Perfons Rates in their Lifts of Rates. 

You are Likewife required to Notify Such ^3fons to whom y e 
Town is Indebted to bring in their refpective Acc ts . to y e Selectmen 
at y e Houfe of M r Saltmarfh on fryday y e Sixth of Decemb r . Next 
at 2 of y e Clock after noon in ord r to have them Laid before y e 
Town, if they Expect to have money Granted to pay them. Hereof 
fail not and Make return of this Warrant and Your doings thereon 
to y e Town Clerk Seafonably before y e above s d Sixth day of 
DecemV. Dated at Watertown the 25 Day of Novemb r . A.D. 
1734- 

*fy ord r . of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk. 

[117] 

DecermV. 6 th : 1734. At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Thomas 
Saltmarfh to take in y e Ace* of thofe ^fons to whom y e Town is 
indebted to. the Acc 15 as follows. 



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10 : .. 03 : 10 : 00 



Benj": Haftings for work done at M r 

Dan 1 . Whitneys in ord r for y e School 00 : 05 : 00 

Benj n : Whitney for Serving Conftable & 

warning one Town Meeting 01 : 03 : 00 

Joseph Beemis 54 feet of plank for 

Stowers Bridge 00 : 12 : 00 

M Antho: y Caverley Afsefsor for help 

taking & perfecting y e Invoice and 

help making y e Province County & 

Town Rates 1734 02 : 10 : 00 

Dea: W m Brown for help making y e Town 

Rate Laft year 01 : 00 : 00 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . for help making y e 

Town Rate Laft Year 1 : .. : .. 

for help taking & perfecting y e Invoice 
this year & help making the Prov- 
ince & County Rates & a Town 
Rate 

Joseph Mafon for Serving as Treafurer 

y e year 1733 3- .. - .. 

help making y e Town Rate Laft year 1- .. - .. 

for help taking & perfecting y e Invoice 
this Year & help making y e Province 

& County Rates & a Town Rate 2- 10— .. 06 : 10 : 00 
George Harrington for 18 feet of plank 

for Bever Brook Bridge 00 : 05 : 00 

George Cutting for 9 lb of Speeks for 

y e Great Bridge 00 : 12 : 00 

W m Williams for repairing y e Great 

Bridge y e year paft 03 : 18 : 00 

Jabez Stratton for keeping y e Widow Web 

52 weeks at 09 : 02 : 00 

Tho s Fiske for 10 pieces of Timb r to 

mend Bridges 00 : 10 : 00 

for to purchase 2 Great Chairs one for 

Each Schoolhoufe in y e Town 01 : 00 : 00 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Caverley's on Decemb r . the 
16. 1734. The Confideration of y e Petition of Tho s . Stratton & 
others was Adjorned to y e Next Sele6tmens Meeting & Defired 
M r Antho Caverley & Nath 1 . Harris Esq r to Speak w th M r Allen 
Flagg upon y e Affair in the mean time. 

The Selectmen Defired M r Sam 1 . Nightingall to keep y e School 
in y e Weft Precinct untill further ord r from y e Selectmen. 

The Selectmen Defired Dea: W m Brown to Speake with 
Margret Warrin & ord r her to pay to Hopftill Mead the Sum of 
one Shilling & 6 d ^ Weak for y e Time She hath been at the 
houfe of y e s d Hopftill Mead untill y e 9 th Day of Decemb r . 
1734. 



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Selectmen of Watertown. 



W m Brown 
Antho: Caverley 
Sam 1 Pierce 
Tho s Biglow 
Tho s Coollidge 
Nath 1 . Harris J 
Watertown Jan y 30: 1734. Rec d of Margret Warrin the Sum 
of Thirty Seven Shillings part pay for her board at mv houfe. 

f me Hopftill Mead. 

[118] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholds and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on y e Tenth Day of 
Dec r . 1734. 

Voted and Choofe Joseph Mafon Moderator. 

A List of the Ace" 5 , of Sundry Persons to whom the 
Town was Indebted was Red to the Town ; the Ace". 
Ammounted to the Sum of ^30 : 17 : .. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Thirty Pounds Seven- 
teen millings to Satisfy S d Acc B . 

Voted and Granted to John Sawin Conftable 16/ 
for Warning 3 Town Meetings, warning 2 perfons out of 
Town, warning perfons to Carry y* waights to be Sealed .. : 16 : .. 

Voted and Granted to Samuel Livermore Conftable 
18 / it being for Warning 3 Meetings 9 / , returning 
y* preceipt 2 / , Warning 2 perfons out of Town 4 / , 
Warning Perfons to Carry y r waights & Meafures to 
be Sealed .. : 18 : .. 

Voted and Granted towards the Support of Margret 
Warrin 4 / 6 ^ week for 25 weeks from y e 15 day of 
June Laft paft .5:12: .6 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Grant £1 10 to Support y e Grammer Schools for y e year 
Enfuing. 

and y e Vote paft in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether y e Town would Grant ^"ioo for 
the Support of the Schools for y e year Enfuing. and 
y e Vote paft in y e Negative. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Sixty pound for y* 
Support of y e Schools 60 : .. : .. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Twelve pounds to 
Suppor the Widow Wyeth for the year enfuing y e year 
beginning y e 3 d of this Inftant 12 : .. : .. 

Voted that the Remainder of that money which 
Deacon Fiske paid into the Town Treafurey which he 
rec d out of the Province Trefurey for one Years Ser- 
vice as Reprefentative. And alfo the remainder of 
y e money Granted to Defend the Suite againft Deacon 
Fiske and others the Towns Committee be Devoted 
to & Improved in reparing the Great Bridge. 



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Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty pounds to 
be Improved towards y e repairing the Great Bridge 20 : ,. : 

Voted and Granted to George Lawrance Conftable 
23 / for his Serving Conftable one year, and Warning 
one Meeting .. 1 : .. 3 : .. 

Voted and Sunck David Grags Rate 13 / 4 & Isaac 
Chamberlin' Rate 15 / 4 in David Meeds List of Rates. ..1 : .. 8 : .8 

Voted and Sunk Ebenezer Gales Rates in David 
Meeds Lifts w ch is ..2 : . 2 : .2 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Three pounds Ten 
millings and ten pence to make good w l was Sunck in 
David Meeds Lift as above. 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Deacon William Browns on 
the 3 d Day of Feb y . 1734. the Selectmen Defired M r George 
Lawrance Jun r to make the Widow Wyeth a pair of shoos. 

Ordred the Town Treafurer to pay or Caufe to be paid to 
Deacon Nathan Fiske Deacon John Coollidge & L l . Sam 1 Stearns 
the Towns Com tee . the Sum of fifty five pounds five Shillings & 
6 d which was Granted to them the 4 th Day of March Laft paft 
[119] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M r Samuel Pierces on the 
Seventeenth Day of Feb y . 1734/5. 

Ordred the Treafurer to M r George Lawrance jun r y e Sum of 
Twelve Pounds for his keeping the Widow Wyeth one Yeare from 
y e 3 d of Decemb r Laft paft. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay or caufe to be paid out of y e Laft 
Afsesm ts Committed to Conftable Sawin & Livermore viz 1 . 

To the Rev d M r Seth Storer the Sum of Eighty four pounds as 
it becoms due. 

To the Rev d M r . W'arham Williams the Sum of Eighty four 
pounds as it becoms due. 

To the Several Perfons to whom the Town is Indebted the 
Several refpective Sums granted to them at y e Town Meeting y e 
'o th . of Decemb r . Laft paft. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay to Joseph Prieft Six Shillings for 
Service done the Town relating to y e Widow Wyeth. 

Ordred the Clerk to write Warrants Directed to y e Several 
Conftables of s d Town to Warn a Town Meeting; the Warrants to 
be in the words following. 

You are hereby required to Warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town 
Affairs to meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe in the Eaft precinct 
of Said Town on Munday the 3 d Day of March Next at Nine of 
y e Clock before None for y e Ends following viz*. 

To Choofe Selectmen (to manage y e prudential Affairs of y e 
Town) A Clerk A Treafurer Conftables and all Such other 
Officers as by Law are required to be Chofen at March Meeting 
Annually 



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For the Town to Manifeft their minds with refpect to Swine 
runig At Large. 

Whereas the Towns Committee who were chofen and Impowred 
to Sell Some Lands Lying to y e High Ways Town Ways & private 
ways in s d Town having sold Sundry pieces of s d Land to Sundry 
Per fori s Agreeable to y e Vote of y e Town. 

To know the mind of y e Town whether the money that is Coming 
to the Town by the sale of s d Land, and alfo the money that may 
Come to the Town by y e Sale of what other Lands y e Comm tee 
Shall hereafter sell Shall Ly as a Town Stock for Ever, and to be 
Lett out upon Intereft, and the Intereft of s J money to be Improved 
Annualy towards y e Supporting of y e Grammer and Englifh Schools 
in s d Town. 

To hear the Report of y e Com tee who were Chofen and Impowred 
to Sell Some of y e Lands Lying to the Town Ways &c how far 
they have Proceeded in S d Affair ; And to know y e Mind of y e 
Town whether y e Com tee Shall proceed further to Sell what more 
Lands may be Convenant to be Sold by s d Ways. 

To know whether they will Exchang a piece of Land Lying 
to the Town Way Southerly of the Eaft Buring place in S d Town 
with M r John Sawin for A piece of his Land Adjoining to S d 
Buring place to Inlarge s d Buring place. 

To hear the Petition of John Coollidge Jun r praying for Liberty 
to hang a Great Gate on y e Town W 7 ay Leading by his houfe in to 
pond fields. 

To hear the Petition of Jonas Smith and others Praying the 
Town to make Some Alteration in the Town Way Leading from 
Ed w . Sanderfons to s d Smith's houfe as it is Set forth in S d 
Petition. 

To hear the Petition of George Harrington & others Praying 
the Town to turn the Town Way w ch Leads into Dummers Farme 
So as to run over part of Jofiah Harringtons Land and part of 
Samuel Gales Land as Set forth in their Petition. 

To 

[iao] 

To hear the Report of y e Selectmen concerning a W ay Laid out 
for the Ufe of the Town Leading from the Country Road Acrofs 
to the Schoolhoufe in the Weft Precinct as Set forth in S d Reporte. 

To hear the Petition of And w : White and othere praying that it 
may be an Article in this Warning viz 1 to know the Towns Mind 
whether they will Mend and repair the High Ways by A rate, and 
if not So then the Town to premife and git into Some other 
Method whereby the Town Ways may be Seafonably mended And 
Accomodated. 

To hear the Petition of Jona": Stone and others Inhabitants of 
y e Eaft Precinct in S d Town requefting that the following Articles 
Should be Incerted in this Warrant, viz 1 . 1) To know the know 
the Towns Mind whether the Money or Effects that are Made or 
Shall be made by the Sale of y e Land Lying to y e Ways with in the 



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Bounds of y e Eafterly Precin<5t in Watertown y* Are or Shall be 
Sold by the Towns Committee chofen for that purpofe Should be 
for the Ufe and Intirely at the Difpofe. of y e S d Eafterly Precinct 
in s d Watertown Seperately and Perticulerly. 

2) To know the Towns Mind whether the Money or Effects that 
are or shall be made by the Sale of y e Lands Lying to the Ways 
within the Wefterly Precinct in Watertown that are or Shall be 
Sold by the Towns Committee chofe for that Purpofe Should be 
for the Ufe and Intirely at the Dispofe of s d Wefterly Precinct in 
s d Watertown Seperately and Perticulerly. 

To hear the Petition of Samuel Livermore and other Inhabitn ts . 
of y e Weft Precinct in s d Town praying that it may be Incerted in 
this Warning to know the Towns Mind whether they will Divide 
the money or Effects Equally to Each Precinct According to their 
Proportion of pay, And if the Town Shall think fit to Negative 
this Article then (2) To know the Towns Mind whether they will 
Grant to Evry Perfon that have Given in Obligation under hand 
and Seal to the Com tee : for the Ufe of y e Town Should have their 
Bond refigned Up again, and hold their Lands in Fee they paying 
the Com tee . the full of their Demands. 

Midd x . fs. To the Conftables of Watertown in S d County 
Greeting. 

You are hereby Required forth With to Warn the Freehold' 5 , 
and Inhabitants in the Eafterly & Wefterly Precincts of s d Town 
who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in the Eaft Precinct of s d Town on Munday the 
third day of March Next at Nine of y e Clock before Noon for y e 
Ends following viz 1 . 

To Choofe Selectmen (to manage the prudencials of y e Town) 
A Clerk a Treafurer Conftables and all Such other officers as by 
Law are Required to be Chofen at March meeting Annually. 

for the Town to Manefest there Mind with Refpect to Swine 
Runing at Large 

where as the towns Commitee who ware Chofen and Impowred 
to Sel Sum Lands Lying to the highways : town ways and privite 
ways in s d Town 
[121] 

having Sold Sundry Pecess or parcels of s d Lands to Sundry 
Perfons Agreeable to the Vote of the town, to know the Mind of 
the Town Whether the Money that is Comming to the Town by 
the Sale of S d Lands and allfo the Money that May Com to the 
town by the Sale of what Other Lands the Committee Shall here 
after Sell Shall Lye as a town Stock for Ever and to be Let out 
upon Intrust and the Intereft of S d Money to be Improved 
Annualy towards the Supporting of the Grammer and Englifh 
Schools in s d town. 

To know the mind of the town whether they will Exchange a 
Piece of The town way Southerly of the Buring place in the East 



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Precinct with M" J; Br. 5 2 win for a Piece of his Land Adjoyning to 
the Burin; Place. 

To here the Report of the Committee who ware Chofen and 
Impowered to Sell Som of the Lands Lying to the Town ways <kc 
how far they have Proceded in Saide Affaire and to know the 
Mind of the Town Whether the Committee Shall proced further to 
Sell what more Lands that May be Conveneneant to Be Sold by 
s d ways. 

To here the Petition of John Coolledg jun r . Praying for Liberty 
to hang a Great Gate on the Town way Leeding by his nous in to 
Pond f.e'.ds. 

To here the Petiti of Jonas Smith and others Praying the Town 
to Make Sum alteration in the The town way Leeding from Ed*. 
Sanderfons to S d Smiths house as is Set forth in their Petition. 

To here the Petition of George Harrington and others Praying 
the Town to Make Sum alteration to turn y e town way w* Leads 
on to Dommers farm fo as to run over part of Jofiaah Harringtons 
Land and Part of Sam 1 Gales Land as Set forth in their petition. 

To here the report of the Selectmen Concerning a way Laved 
out for the Ufe of the Town Leading from the Contrey road a 
Crofs to the School houfe in the West Precinct as Set forth in S d 
Report 

To here the Petition of Andrew White and others Praying it 
may be an Article in this warning (viz*) to know the towns mind 
whether they will Mend and Repaire the Highways by a rate and 
If not So then the Town to Premife and Git into Some other 
Method Whereby the Town Ways May be Seafonably amended 
and Accommodated. 

To here the Petition of Jonathan Stone and others Inhabitants 
of the East Precinct in S d Town Requesting that the following 
articles Shald be Incerted in this Warrant (viz 1 ) (1) to know the 
towns Mind whether the Money or afficts that are Made or Shall 
be made by the Sale of the Lands lying to the ways with in the 
bounds of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown that are or Shall be 
Sold by the town Committe Chofen for that purpofe Shuld be for 
the Ufe and intirely at the Dispofe of the s d Easterly Precinct in 
s d Watertown Seperately and perticulerly (2) to know the towns 
mind whether the money or affects that are or Shall be made by 
the Sale of the Lands Lying to the ways with in the Bounds of the 
Westerly Precinct in Watertown that are or Shall be Sold by the 
Towns Committe Chofe for that purpofe Shuld be for the Ufe and 
Intirely at the Dispofe of the s d westerly precinct in s f Watertown 
Seperately and Perticulerly. 

To here the Petition of Samuel Livermore and others Inhabi- 
tants of the west Precinct in s 1 town. Praying that it may be 
encerted in this warning to know the towns minds whether they 
will Devide the Money or affects Equally to Each Precinct accord- 
ing to their proportion of pay and if the Town Shall think fit to 
Negative this article then (2) to know the Towns Mind whether 



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they will Grant to every perfon hath given in oblagation under 
hand and Seal to the Committee for the ufe of the town Shuld 
have their bond Refigned up a gaine and hold their Land In fee 
they paying the Committe the full of their Demands here of faile 
not and make return of this warrant and your Doings there on to 
the Selectmen or town Clerk at Least one Day before the time 
appointed herein for s d Meeting Dated at Watertown the 18 Day 
of February in the Eight year of his Maj es . Reign. A.D. 1734/ 5 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Jofeph Mafon Town Clerk. 

[133] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold rs . and other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the Third Day of 
March 1734/5. 

Voted and Chofe Nath 1 . Harris Esq r : Moderator. 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . 
M r Daniel Benjamin. 
M r Tho s : Coollidge. 
*j M r Samuel Pierce. 
M r John Bemus. 
Ens n : Tho s : Harrington 
^ M r John Smith. 
Voted and Choofe Joseph Mason Town Clerk, who refused to 
Serve 

Voted and Choofe M r Samuel Livermore Town Clerk who 
Accepted. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Town Treafurer. 
Voted and Chofe M r John Bright 1. Conftable. 
Voted and Chofe M r Allen Flagg 2. Conftable. 

r Dea: W m . Brown. 
Voted and Chofe for Afsefsors. X M r . Henry Bond. 

1^ M r Daniel Benjamin, 
Voted and Chofe George Cuttin Sealer of Leather. 



Voted and Chofe for Selectmen. 



Voted and Chofe for Fence Viewers 



( M r John Brown. 
( M r Jona n : Bemus. 



Voted and Chofe M r John Taynter Surveyer of Hemp & Flax. 

M r Oliver Livermore. 
M r Ed w . Harrington jun r . 
M r Henry Spring Jun r . 
M r John Brown. 
M r Sam 1 . Stearns jun r . 
M r Jonas Smith. 
M r Isaac Pierce jun r . 



Voted and Chofe Surveyers of High 
Ways 



Voted and Chofe for Tything men 



M r Oliver Livermore. 
Ens". Ebenez r . Stone. 
M r Benj. Phillips. 
^ M r Isaac Pierce jun r . 



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Voted and Chofe for Hogrieves. 



' M r Thomas Bisco. 
J M r Jona n : Church. 
I M r Jofiah Harrington. 



^ M r Beez 1 : Flagg. 
Voted and Chofe M r W m Williams Meafurer of Timber 

Voted 



Voted that Swine Should Run at Large this prefent Year. 
It was put to Vote whether it is the Mind of the Town that the 
money that is Coming to the Town by the Sale of those Lands the 
Towns Committee have already Sold and Dispofed of and alfo 
the money that may Come to the Town by the Sale of what other 
Lands the Committee may hereafter Sell Should Lye as a Stock 
for the Town of Watertown for Ever and to be Let out upon 
Intereft, and the Intereft thereof to be Improved Annually for the 
Support of the Grammer and Englim Schools in the Town. And 
the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Report of the Committee who were Chofen and Impowred 
to Sell Some of the Lands Lying to the Town Ways how far they 
have proceeded in s d Affair was red to the Town and it Appeared 
by their report that they had Sold to Sundry Perfons So much 
Land as amounted in Valve To one Thoufand Pounds & four 
Shillings. And it was put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e 
Town that the Com tee . who were Chofen the Second Day of Sep r 
Laft & Impowred to Sell Land Lying by the Town Ways Should 
proceed to Sell w* more Land is Convenant to be Sold w ch Ly's to 
s d Ways And the vote paft in the Affirmative. 

It was put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Ex- 
change a piece of the Town Way Southerly of y e Burin g place in 
the Eaft Precinct with M r . John Sawin for a piece of his Land 
Adjoining to y e s d Buring place So as to Inlarge s d Buring place. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Petition of John Coollidge jun r Praying the Town to Grant 
him Liberty to hang a Great Gate on y e Town Way Leading by 
his houfe into Pond Fields was Read to the Town. And the Vote 
was put whether the Town would Grant the Prayer of y e Petition. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Petition of Jonas Smith and others Praying the Town to 
make Some Alteration in the Town Way Leading from Ed w San- 
derfons to s d Smiths houfe was red to the Town ; And in Anfwer 
thereto. 

Voted that the Selectmen take a View of s d Way and make 
report to the Town at Next Meeting, what is proper to be Done. 

Voted and Adjorned the remaining bufinefs of this Meeting to 
May Meeting Next. 



[1-23] 



At a General Town meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallefied to Vote in town Affairs Law- 
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then proceded and finifhed the Remaining bufnifs which was 
adjorned from march meeting to may meeting Next Nathanael 
Harris Esq r being moderator. 

The Petition of M r George Harrington was red to the town and 
was Discorfed upon Sum Confiderable time At length Put to 
Vote as followeth — if it be your mind, that the prayer of this 
Petition Now redd Shuld be Granted and that the S cl town way 
Shuld be turned from Nere Samuel Gales houfe to the Countre 
Roade as is perticulerly mentioned in this petition and to be two 
rods in wedth through out, the Petitioner Namly Georg Harrington 
being obliged to pay and Discharge what fo ever Cost and Charge 
may arife on the account of the S d Allteration of S d Town way that 
the town may be Saved harmlis. 

And the Vote pafed in the Nagative. 

the Report of the Selectmen Conferning the high way marked 
out for the ufe of the town from the Country road to the School 
hous in the west precenct was Continued to the Next town Meeting 

The Petition of And r White and others was red to the town and 
after Sum Confiderable debate it was put to Vote to know the 
towns mind whether they would amend and repaire the town ways 
and highways for this year by a rate and the Vote Past in the 
affirmative Mr. 
[124] 

M r Roberd Gages propofals were offord to the town and were 
largely Debated upon and after Sum time It was Put to Vote as 
followeth — if it be your minds Look in page [ISO] 

Voted that the amending of the Highways by a rate Shuld not 
begin till the Next town meeting 

The Petition of M r Jonas Smith and others Concerning the 
alltering of the town way &c was Continued to the next town 
meeting. 

The Petition of Jonathan Stone and others was Voted in y e 
Nagative. 

the Petition of Samuel Livermore and others Past in y e Nagative 
[135] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the Hous of 
the Widdow Mary Larnards on the Seventh Day of March 1734 / 5 
the Several Perfons hereafter Mentioned weare Sworn before the 
Selectmen to the faithfull Discharge of the Refpective offices 
Whereto they ware Chofe by the Town (viz) Samuel Livermore 
Town Clerk Joseph Mafon Esqu r Town Treafurer. John Bright 
and Allin Flagg Conftables. 

M r Daniel Benjamin J 

M r John Brown ) , , r 

M- Jonathan Bemus \ fence VewerS - 

M r John Tayntre Survayer of hemp and flax. 



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M r Ollever Livermore 
M : Edwerd Harrington Jun r 
M r John Brown 
M r Henry Spring June 1 
M r Samuel Starns June r 
M : Jonas Smith 
If* Isaac Perrce June'. 

M r Olever Livormore 
Ens 3 Ebenezer Stone 
M r Benjamin Phillips 
M r Isaac Perrce Juner 

M : Thomas Bifcoe 
M r Jonathan Church 
M r Jofiah Harrington 
M r Bezeleel Flagg 
M r William Williams Meafurer of Timbre. 



v Survayors of Highways. 



Tythingmen. 



hogrieves. 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown and the Conftables 
on the 17* Day of March 1734/ 5 at the houfe of M r Thomas 
Saltmarthes The Selectmen together with the Conftables Did 
Chofe M r Stephen Cook to be Sealer of Waights and Meafuors for 
the Enfuing Year 

he Being before Chofen and Sworn to Said Office. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of M r 
Thomas Saltmarthes on the 31. Day of March 1735 

Orderd at Said Meeting that the Survayers Divifions or Districts 
Shuld be for the Year Enfuing Shuld be as is heare after Men- 
tioned (viz) M r Olever Livormore Survayer his Disftrict to ammend 
and Repaier Is all the town waves : on the North Side of the way 
Leeding from John Maddoxis to or Near Jofhua Warrins and on 
the East of S 1 Warrins and Bever Brook to Cambredg Line, 
[1*6] 

M r Henry Springs Diftrict is the town way Leeding from the 
Widdow Godderds to the East Meeting houfe and the Town Way 
Leeding toward the Reverand M r Storahs untel it Corns to the 
town way Leeding from John Maddoxis to John Kimbals and S d 
way from where the roads Cross to S J Maddoxis and the Contrey 
road from the Widdow Godderds to Cambredg Line and the town 
way Leeding from the Contrey road to Nathanel Xorcrofsis to 
the End of S 1 way: and the town way Leeding from the Contrey 
road by Samuel Perrys to his other bounds 

and the town way Leeding from John Coolledges Juner to the 
Buring Place and from thence by Simon Coolledges to the other 
End of Sd way 

M r Edward Harringtons Survayers Bounds are the Contrey road 
from the town way Leeding from the Contrey road to Jofhua 
Harringtons to The Widdow Godderds and all the town waves on 



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the South Side of S d Contre road to Newton Line Including S d 
way to Jofhua Harringtons and the Town way Leeding from the 
Contrey road by Isaac Churches to the Pound and So by James 
Barnerds to the town way Leeding from the Meeting hous to M r 
Storah and the Town way Leeding from the Pound to the School 
houfe in the Eaft precinct 

M r John Brown Survayors Bounds The town way from Taynters 
Lane by Jofhua Biglows and from thence to the Contrey road by 
Docter Clarks and out by Cap* Geirfields and from the widdow 
Harringtons by Jofhua Warrins to the Crofs road from the pound 
to Elbo hill and the town way Leeding by Georg heringtons to 
the Weft Meeting hous to the Town way Leeding from Dea 
Browns to the Weft meeting hous and The town way Leeding from 
the Widdow mixers and the town way Leeding the Back fide of 
Pond meddow untel they Com to the town way Leeding from Dea 
Browns to the Meeting hous afore S d . 

M r Samuel Starns Survayers District is the town way Leeding 
from Bever Brook (Including the bridg) up by L l Starns to Deavid 
Meeds and the town way Leeding from the North way to the West 
Meeting houfe 

M r Jonas Smith Surveyor his Bounds are the town waye Lead- 
ing from the West Meeting house by John Childe to Wefton Line 
and the Town Way Leading Up the Great hills By S d Smiths houfe 
to the End of Said way and the town way Leading by Samuel 
Sanderfons to the end of S d way and the town way Leading accrofs 
Profpick Hill from Elifha Smiths to the Countrey road. 

M r . Isaac Pierce Surveyor his Bounds are the Country road 
from Capt Geirfields to Wefton Bounds & the Town Way Leading 
from Stephen Whites to Jofhua Haringtons And the town way 
Leading from Jofeph Priefts to the West Meeting house and the 
town way Leading from the Contrey road on to Dommers Farm to 
the end of S d way And the town way Leading from the Countrey 
road by John Balls to Wefton Line. 
[127] 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 8 th . Day of 
April. 1735. ordered and appointed at S d Meeting that Cap 1 . Jofeph 
Coolidg and M r John Smith Shuld be perambulators to renew the 
Marks on the town Lines with the adjacent towns. 

ordered at S d meeting that the Clerk Give Notification to 
the Selectmen of the adjacent towns to attend the Same on the 
28 & 29 Days of April Currunt. 

orderd at S d meeting that Jofiah Coollidg Son of obediah 
Coolledg now under the Care of the Selectmen Shuld Live with his 
Uncle Eben r . Godderds untill the next meeting of the Selectmen 
or untell further order and to attend the Same. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of M r 
Thomas Saltmarfhs on the 5 th . Day of may 1735. 

orderd at Said meeting that the Clerk Send out warrants to the 



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Several Conftables of S d town, in the Name of the Selectmen to 
warn a Town Meeting the warrants to run in the Tenner and form 
following. 

To the Conftables of S d Town &c 

In Obfervence of a Precept Diricted to the Selectmen of 
Watertown by the high Sherritf of the County of Middlefix These 
are in his Map. Name to will and Require You the S d Conftables 
forthwith to YVarne the Freeholders and other Inhabitance in the 
East and West Precincts in s d Town who are Quallined according 
to Law to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative to meet at the 
publick Meeting house in the west Precinct in Watertown on 
Wednesday the 14 th : Day of May Currunt at two of the Clock in 
the after noone of S d Day. for the town then and their to Chufe 
and Elect one or more Perfons to Reprefent and Serve the Town 
of Watertown in a Great and General Court or afsembley appointed 
to be Convened held and kept for his Majasties Servis at the 
Court hous in Boston upon Wednesday the 28. Day of may Currunt. 

You are Likewife orderd to warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitance of Watertown afore S d who are Quallined according 
to Law to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at the Publick meeting 
houfe in the West Precinct in S J Town at of the Clock in the 
afternoone of S 1 Day for the Ends following (Viz) (1) to know 
the mind of the Town whether they will Petition the Justices of 
the Quarter Sefions for the County of Middlefix at thier Next 
Court of General Sefsions of the Peace to be holdon at Cambredg 
in S d County of Middlefix on the third Tuefday of may Currunt to 
order a Warrant to the Sherriif or his Deputy to Summon a Jury 
to Yew and Lay out: the highway or Common Road Leading 
from a Certain Brook Commonly Called and known by the Name 
of Masters Brook at the West End of Watertown Great Plane : to 
Cambridg Line Xere M r Edward Marrits : That So the S J highway 
or Common road may be made Certain and Bounded and recorded 
that so futer Dincultis Contentions Charges and Trobles may be 
prevented. 

(2) if it be the mind Town to Petition the Court of Quarter 
Sefsions as above S d then to know the mind of the Town whether 
they will Chufe a Committee to Petition the afore S 1 Court of 
quarter Sefsions in the name and behalf of the town for the Ends 
above S d 

(3) to know the mind of the Town whether they will grant a 
Sufficiant Sume of money to Defray the Charges that may aney 
ways arife by the Petitioning for or the Laying out of the above 
S d high way or Comon road 

(4) to nnifti the bufhifs that was adjorned from march meeting 
to mav meeting. <Scc. 

[198] 

Middlefix fs To M r John Bright and M r Allin Flagg Conftabls 

of Watertown of Watertown in S d County Greeting. 
(Seal) In obfervence of a precept Diricted to the Selectmen of 



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the Town by the high Sherriff of S d County. These are In his 
majafties name to will and require forthwith to warn the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitance of the East and West Precincts In 
Watertown who are quallefied to Vote in the Choice of a Repre- 
fentativ to meet at the Publick meeting house in the West precinct 
on Wedensday the 14 Day of may Currunt at one of the Clock in 
the after noone for the town then and their to Chufe and Elect 
one or more perfons to reprefent and Sarve the town of Watertown 
in a Great and General Court appointed to be Convened held and 
kept for his maj y . Servis at the Court house in Bofton upon 
Wedensday the 28 th . Day of may Currunt &c. 

You are alike ordered to warn the Freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tance of the east & west Precincts who are quallefied to Vote in 
town affairs to meet at the above S d meeting house at two of the 
Clock on S d Day for the Ends following (viz) 

(1) to finish the Remaining Busnifs of Last march meeting 
which was adjorned to may meeting. 

(2) to know the mind of the Town whether they will Petition 
the Juftices of quarter Sefsions for the County of Midd x . at their 
Next Court of General Sefsions of the Peace to Be holdon at 
Cambridg in S d County of midd\ on the third tuesday of may 
Currunt to order a warrant to the Sherriff or his Deputy to Sum- 
mon a Jury to Viw and Lay out the highway or Common road 
Leading from mafters Brook at the west end of the Great Plaine 
in Watertown : to Cambridg Line Nere to M r Edward marrits : 
that So the S d highway or Common road may be mad Certain and 
bounded and Recorded that So further Dificultis Contentions 
Charges and trobles may be prevented. 

(3) if it be the mind of the town to Petition the Court of quarter 
Sefsions as above S d then to know the mind of the town whether 
they will Chufe a Committee to petition the above S d Court of 
Quarter Sefsions in the name and behalf of the town for the ends 
afore S d . 

(4) to know the mind of the town whether they will Grant a 
Sufnfiant Sum of money to Defray the Charges that may aney 
ways arife by the Petitioning or Laying out of the above S d highway 
or Common road 

(5) Roberd Gage making application to the Selectmen for to 
help releve John Bacon, to here the propofals which the S d Gage 
made to the Selectmen Namly that the town allow him ten pound 
per year During S d Said bakons natural Life or Grant him one 
hundred pounds in money and he the S d Gage will Discharge and 
Secuor the town of watertown from aney Charge or troble here 
after which may arife by S d Bacon and to act their Pleafure w r ith 
relation to S d propofals or aney theng the town Shall think proper 
to be Don in that mater 

(6) to here the Petition of M r Anthoney Caverley and M r John 
Fiske who pray for Liberty to have it an article in this warn- 
ing to know the town mind whether they will Discontennue part 



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of the town way Leading by M r Caverly as is Set forth in S d 
Petition 

(7) to here the Petition of John Kimball who prays for Liberty 
to hang a Gate on the town way Leading by Jofeph Chiids as Set 
forth in S 1 petition 

(8) to here the petition of Jofiah Starns who prays for Libert}' 
to remove the town pound from the place where it now Stands 
to a Certain place on S 1 Starns Land on the South Side of S 1 
Stoutness barn as is Set forth in S 1 petition here of faile not and 
make return of this warrant and your Doings their on to the 
Selectmen at Least one Day before the time apointed herein for 
y e meeting Dated at Watertown the Six Day of may in the Eight 
year of his maj :/ . Reign A:D: 1735 

Pr: order of the Selectmen. 

Sam" Livermore Town Clerk. 

1-29] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitance of Watertown Lawfully warned and met to gether on 
the 14 day of May 1735 for the Choice of a Reprefentative 

1 Put to Vote whether the town would Chufe more then one 
Perfon for to Reprefent them at the great and General Court. 

and the Vote paled In the Nagative. 

2 Voted and Chofe Nathaniel Harris Esq r to Serve for and 
Reprefent the town of Watertown at the Great and General Court 
or Alsembley Apointed to be Convened held and kept at the Court 
houfe in bofton upon Wedensday the 20 day of may CurrunL 

At a General Town meeting of the Freeholders and others 
Inhabitants of Watertown Quallihed to Vote in Town Affairs Law- 
fully warned and met to Gether on the 14 th . Day of May 1755. 

(1) Voted and Chofe Nathaniel Harris Esq r moderator for Sd 
meeting. 

Where as the Highway or Common road Leading from masters 
brook (so called) at the westerly End of the Great plaine in 
Watertown to Cambridge Line nere M r Edward marrits : by Search 
and inQuiriy it Cannot be found that it ever was Laied out to any 
Certaine wedth or by any Certain bounds : and where as in Several 
Places there is Common and undevided Lands adjoyning to S d 
highway or Common road and and in maney places Confiderable 
parciels of lands that might be Improved to Great adVantidg to 
the town of Watertown and to the advantidg of Perticuler perfons : 
and that by Reafon of the uncertenty of the Bredth and Bounds of 
the S 1 highway or Common road maney Deticultis have irifen and 
all So many more may arife if not Spedely Prevented and the town 
Being Defireous that the S 1 highway or Common road may be 
Eftablilhed laied out and bounded Made Certaine and Recorded 
in the best way and maner to Serve and accommadate the king 
and his People and least to the Dammage of of the town or aney 
Perticuler Perfon or Perfons and that futer Contentions Difficulties 



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and troubles may be Prevented It was put to Vote to know the 
mind of the town whether they will petition or applie to the 
Justices in Quarter Sefsions at their Next Court of General Sef- 
sions of the peace to be holden at Cambridge within and for the 
County of Midd x on the third tuesday of may Currunt : to order 
that the above S d highway may be Vewed and Laied out made 
Certaine Bounded and recorded, by ordering out a Warrant to the 
Sherriff or his Deputy to Summon a Jury for that Purpofe or in 
aney other way as the S d honnourable Court of Quarter Sefsions 
in their Great Wisdom Shall think fitt and the 

Vote Pafed in the Affirmative 
It was Put to Vote to know the towns mind whether they would 
Chufe three Perfons to be a Committee to Reprefent and Serve 
the town in the Busnifs above S d and the Vote Pafed in the 
affirmative. 

Voted 

[130] 

r M r Sam 11 Perrce 
Voted and Chofe for S d Committee X En s : Thomas Harrington 

^ M r Samuel Brown 

Voted and Granted the Sum of ten Pounds to Defray the 
Charges of Petitioning and Laying out of the above. S d way 

M r Gages Propofals wear offerd to the town and was Debated 
upon And then Put to Vote as followeth : if it be your minds to 
Grant to M r Roberd Gage of Wefton who now keeps and main- 
taine one John Bacon Late of Watertown who is Not Capebill of 
maintaining of him Self &c. the Sum of ten Pounds a Year annualy 
During the S d John Bacons natural life to be Paied out of the town 
treafurey annualy if the S d Gage would Give Securety to the 
town to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen that the Saide Bacon 
Shall Never in aney way or maner become Chargeabill to the 
town of Watertown again aney more and the Vote Pafed in the 
affirmative. 

The Petition of M r Antho: Caverley and M r John fiske was red 
to the town and after Sum debate was Put to Vote to know Mind 
of the town whether they would Grant the Prayer of S d Petition 
and the Vote Pafed in y e Nagative. 

the Petition of M r John Kimball was read to the town and Voted 
in the affirmative. 

the Petition of Jofiah Starns was red to the town and after 
Sum Debate was put to Vote to know the towns mind whether 
they would Grant the Prayer of S d Petition (S d Starns Giveing 
the town the Piece of Land In Exchange for the Piece of Land 
the S d pound now ftands upon) and the Vote Pafed in the 
affirmative. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown. at the house of 
M r Thomas Harrington on the 30 th Day of June 1735. Ordered 
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to M r William Williams the Sume of ten pounds out of the money 
Approprieated and Granted for the Defraying the Charge of 
Repairing the Great Bridg Over Charles River In Watertown. 

At S d meeting the Selectmen apointed to meet on the 14 th Day 
of July Next at three of the Clock in the afternoon on the Great 
Bridg over Charls River in Watertown to take Speedy Care that 
the Same be Repaired and that the Clerk Right to the Selectmen 
of Weston defire y m to attend the Same. 

At 

[131] 

At Saide meeting the Selectmen Defierd M r John Smith, one of 
the Selectmen to proquer what Clothing the Widdow Wyeth is In 
Prefent Nefsesity of at Prefent and Bring in his account to the 
Selectmen in order to be adjusted. 

Orderd at Saide Meeting that the Clerk Give Order to the 
Treaferer to Pay to M r Hopeftill Meeds the Sume of five Pounds 
Twelve Shillings & Six Pence, which was Granted the 10 Day of 
Decembre 1734 Towards the Support of Marrgrit Warrin. 

Ordred at Said meeting the Clerk Give an Order to the Treafurer 
to Pay to M r Nathaniel Harrington School master the Sume of 
27 1 .. 10 s .. oo d for his keeping School half a Year from the 15 th 
Day of Jenewary 1734 And agreed that the S d Schoomaster 
Should have at the Rate of Sixty Pounds P r Year untill further 
Order. 

At Said meeting M r Thomas Coollidg. M r Thomas Saltmarfti 
M r Thomas Harrington and M rs . Mary Lernard made their Applie- 
cation to the Selectmen to be approbated for Inholders and the 
Selectmen Did approbate them and approve them to be Suetabill 
Perfons for Inholders. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown and Weston at the 
wid. Learnerds on the 14 th . Day of July 1735 in Order to take 
Sume affectual Care that the Great Bridg over Cherls River in 
Watertown be Speedyly Repaired and amended, and having Viewed 
Said Bridg the Selectmen of Watertown and Weston Joyntely 
agreed that the two Northerly Pears Shuld be Rebuilt, and that 
M r . Nathaniel Wallker M r Benf. Hastings and M r Jonas Coollidge 
Be the workmen to Do the workmanship theirof Said perfons being 
prefent at S d Meeting undortuck and Ingaged to Do S d work, and 
that M r William Williams would afsift S d work men in advifeing of 
and Contriving S d work and that S d workmen Begin S d work by 
the middle of august Next and finnifti S d work with what Speed 
they Can, and Bring in their Accounts to S d Selectmen In order to 
Be Adjusted, the Town Clerk of weston Not Being at S d meeting, 
the Selectmen of both towns afore S d orderd the town Clerk of 
Watertown to Record the agreement above S d in watertowns Book 
of Records : 

Samuel Livermore Town Clerk for Watertown. 
At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 14 th Day of 
July 1735 M r Robberd Gage of weston Perfonaly appearing before 



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the Selectmen Did Give a bond of Security to the town of Water- 
town to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen Concerning one John 
Bacon Late of Watertown. 

and 

[133] 

and Brother Inlaw to S d Robbert Gage and who Removed with 
him from Watertown to weston who hath for many years and Doth 
Still Dwell with the S d Gage and is a perfon under Difecult Cir- 
comftances not haveing the use of his Reafon, and thereby un able 
to take Care and mainetaine him Self, that the S d John Bacon 
Shuld Never becom Chergeable to the town of Watertown aney 
more then the ten Pounds a year During S d Bacons Natural life 
which was Granted to S d Robert Gage on the 14 th . Day of May 
1 735. 

orderd at S d meeting that S d Bond Shuld be Lodged with the 
Town Clerk 

The account of what Watertown hath Done to wards the 
Rebuilding and Repairing the great Bridg over Charls River In 
Watertown In the Year 1735 : 

To M r Samuel Benjamin for Labor and Timbre to 

the bridg 0-18-0 

To M r William Williams 

Imprimis to Six prime String peaces 1 2-1 2-0 

Item to Bringing faid peices from Bofton 02-16-0 

Item to 30 feet of white oake Timbre 01-17-6 
Item to foure Days work 1-8-0: to Smith work 

0-8-6 :all: 01-16-6 

Item to Repairing and for Looking after the Bridg 

for time past ' 02-15-0 

M r Benjamin Haftings Account — 
Imprimis to ten Days Labor of him Selfe 7 s -6 : 

per Day 3- I 5-° 
Item to Eight Days of his man 7 s per Day, and 

Eight Days and halfe of his Boy and in timber 4-15-3 

M r Henry Springs account 

Imprmis To three Days work of him Selfe and team 1-10-0 

Item to two Days and halfe work of his two Sons 1- o -o 

Item to twenty one Loads of Stons at 2 s per Load 2-02-0 

M r Jonas Coollidge:s Account 

Imprimis to Labor him Selfe 3 _I S-° 

Item to two prentices Nine Days 1 i s -6 p r . Day 5-°3~6 

The widdow Lernards account 
Imprimis to Entertainement of 33 men at 2 s : per man 3-06-0 

to Dito of 4 men at i s per man 0-04-0 

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The account of What Weston have Don 
Imprimis To Dea : Bej a . Brown for Timbre and plank 
Item to foure tun and foreteen feet of timber at 

2-10-0 per tun 10- 17-6 

Item to 337 feet of plank 29 s p r . hundred 04-17-9 

[133] j3 en j amm Harringtons Account 

Imprimis To 43 feet of timbre 2-13-9 

Item to M r Isaac Harrington for 49 feet of timber 3~ OI -3 

Itum to M r Nathaniel Wallker for 4 Days Labor 1-10-0 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown and Wefton. at M r 
Livermors In Wefton. In order to adjuft the accounts of Rebuild- 
ing and Repairing of the Great Bridge over Charls River In 
Watertown. on the 26 : Day of Sep*. 1735 

And upon the Adjufting of the accounts of What borth towns 
have Done it appeared that Weftown had Done 3:7:7 more then 
their proportion towards the Rebuilding and Repairing of the 
great bridg over Charles River in Watertown. and It was agreed 
to by Selectmen of borth Towns that Each Town Do pay their 
own Credditors for what they have Done Towards the above S d 
Bridge ; this adjuftment agreed to by the Selectmen of borth towns, 
and Signed by order of the Selectmen of borth Towns. 

Samuel Livermore Town Clerk 
Ebenezer Allen Town Clerk 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 17 th . Day 
of November 1735 a ^ tne houfe of M r Thomas Saltmarfh 

The Selectmen Being Informed That one Mary Wheat is Come 
to Dwell In the Town of Watertown and Now Dwels In The houfe 
of Benf. Chadwick In S d Town : Shee Came last from Newton on 
or about the month of Auguft Laft paft. the Selectmen Refufe 
to Accipt hir as an Inha bitant order the Clerk forthwith to give a 
warrant to one of the ConP. to warn the S d Mary Wheat to Depart 
out of Watertown. 

orderd at the above S d meeting that the Clerk Give order to the 
town treaforer to pay to M r . Sam 11 Benj\ 0-18-0 
To M r William Williams 11 : 17:0 

To M r Benj". Haftings 08-10 : 3 

To M r Henry Spring 04-12-0 
To M r Jonas Coollidge 08-18-6 
To M rs Mary Learnard 05-05-4 

all out of the money Granted and appropriated to the Support of 
the Great Bridge over Charls River In S d Town for Labor and 
Meteariels In Rebuilding S d Bridge this prefent year 

At S d meeting The Selectmen Defired En s . Thomas Harrington 
and M r . John Bemus too of The Selectmen to take Care forth with 
to agree with Some Suteable perfon to keep School In The weft 
School houfe In Watertown. 

At 



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[134] 

At S d meeting the Selectmen ordered the Clerk to Give and 
order to the Treaforer to pay to M r . Nathaniel Harrington prefent 
Schoolmaster the Sume of thirty Pounds In full for keeping School 
In S d town for one Year : It Being out the fifteenth Day of Jene- 

wary Next 

At S d meeting the Selectmen orderd the Clerk to Give an order 
to the treaforer to pay the Sume of i : 15-0 (which he hath allredy 
Received of Nath 11 Harris Efq r . as fines for the ufe of the poor 
of the town) to M r John Smith one of the Selectmen In part of 
2:6:3: which he hath Layed out for Cloathing for the wid°. 
Wyeth. 

To M r Jofeph Mafon Esq e : treaforer for the town of Watertown. 

S r You are here By orderd to pay to M r Sam 11 . Benj a . 0:18:0 
To M r William Williams 11:17:0 
To M r Benf. Haftings 08 : 10 : 3 

To M r . Henry Spring 04 : 12 : 6 

To M r Jonas Coollidge 08 : 18 : 6 

To M rs . Mary Learnard 05 : 05 : 4 

out of the money Granted and appropriated to the Support of the 

Great Bridge over Chads River In s d town for Labor and Meterials 

In Rebuilding of the S d Bridge y e prefent year 

And to M r Nathaniel Harrington prefent Schoolmaster 

the Sume of 30 : 00 : 00 

for his keeping School: In full for one year Ending 

the 15 th : of Jenuary Next. 

and to pay to M r John Smith (one of the Selectmen) 

the Sume of 1:15:0 

which Your Self Received of Nath 11 Harris Efq r 

as fines for the Youfe of the poore of the town. 

Watertown. * By order of the Selectmen. 

Nov. 17' 1735. Samuel Livermore Town Clerk. 

[135] 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of 
M\ Thomas Coolledges on the 24 th . Day of November Anno 
Domini 1735 orderd at S d meeting that the Town Clerk give out 
warrants to the Several Conftabels of watertown to warn a General 
town metting In the words following &c. 

Middlefix fs. To M r John Bright and M r Allen Flagg Con- 
ftables of Watertown In s d County Greeting. 

S r You are hereby orderd and Required forethwith to warn all 
The freeholders and other Inhabtance of Watertown with In the 
Eaft and Weft precinct's of Watertown who are Quallified Accord- 
ing to Law to Vote In Town affairs to meet at the publick Meeting 
houfe In the Easterly precinct of S d town on Munday the first Day 
of December Next at ten of the Clock In the forenoon of S d Day 
for the Ends following : viz* : (i st ) to Grant money to pay the Town 
Credditors (V y ) to Grant money to Supporte the Grammer and 
Englifh Schools In the Town (3 d ) to grant money to Support the 



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poor of the Town &c : (4 th ) to know the mind of the Town Whether 
they will Impower their Reprefentative or aney other perfon or 
perfons to petition the great and General Court with Wefton for a 
track of Land In Sume of the unapropriated lands with In this 
provence Suteble for a Townfhip to Settle their Youth or Young 
people upon for Such Reafons as may Juftly be offered. 

and to here the petition of M r John Taynter and others Inhabi- 
tance of Watertown. Defiring the following articles may Be 
Enfarted (1) to know the minds of the town whether they will 
Chufe a Com tee to appear and act In the Name and behalfe of the 
town, and Impower them to Petition any Court or Courts what So 
ever, that they may think proper ; or be advifed to, that all the 
ways In the town may be eftablifhed and Settled, and the Lands 
Lying to the ways, that is Not Needfull to be Improved for High- 
ways, Town Ways, and other publick ufes, may be Improved for 
the advantage of the town : and y l all Differances Relateing to the 
highways and other ways may be put to an End : and allfo to 
know the Towns mind whether they will Grant a Sufficiant Sum of 
money to enabel there Com tee Whome they may Chufe to prosecute 
S d affaire and you are alike Required to Notefye the towns Credi- 
tors to bring in their acounts to the Selectmen on fryday the 
28 th Day of November Current at two of the Clock in the after 
noon at the widdow Mary learnards, hereof faile not and make 
Seasonable return of this order and Your Doings thereon to the 
Selectmen or town Clerk before the times perfixed for S d meetings 
Dated a Watertown the 25 : Day of Novem br : in the Ninth year 
of his maj y . Raign Anno Domini 1735 

^ r order of the Selectmen Sam 11 Livermore Town Clerk 

[136] 

At a General Town Meeting of the freeholdors and Inhabitants 
of Watertown Lawfully warned and Met to Geather on the first 
Day of Decem br 1735 

Voted and Chcfe Nathaniel Harris Esq r Moderator. 

(1) A lift of the Towns Credditors accounts was Red to the 
town and is as followeth 

L' Thomas Biglow for 17 feet of plank for the 

Little Bridge Nere John Balls on Concord road 
M r William Harrington for two logs for the above S d 
bridge 

M r George Lawrance Juner for makeing of two paire 

of Shoos for the wid° Wyeth 
To M r alien flagg Conftable for warning of 3 town 

meetings 
and returning of one precipt 
M r John Bright Conftable for warning 3 meetings 
M r Jabez Straton for keeping the wid°. Webb 52 weeks 

3 s : 6 : p r week 
M r John DLx for timber for beavor Brook Bridge 



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M r John Smith for money Layed out for Cloathing for 
the wid°. wyeth 
and for perambulating the towns bounds the laft 

year 

Deac William Brown M r Henry Bond and M r Daniel 
Benjamin town afsefsors for this present Year: 
for Seven Days a peice at 6 s per Day In taking 
and perficling the Invoice to Carey to the Gen- 
eral Court and for returning of a Copy of the 
town Invoice to the town Clerk as the Law 
Dirids 

and for takeing and perficling the Invoice and 
makeing the provence and County Rate 40 s a 
peice 

M r Joseph priest for keeping of the School in his house 
and for timber to mend a small brige on a town 
way 

M r John Sawin Late Conftable for warning one 
meeting and Serveing as Conftable the Last 
year 

M r George Herington for a hollow log to mend the 

town way by M r Boyntons 
to M r Hopf ill meeds for keeping Margret warrin 5 1 

weeks at 4 s -6 per week 
Thomas fiske for 4 String peices for Chesturbrook 

bridge 

To Nath 11 Harris Esq r Joseph Mason Esq r and M r 
Antho. Caverly the Last year Afsefsors for make- 
ing the town rate Last year 20 s a peice 
and 6 s a peice for takeing a Copy off the provence 
rate the last year and Carying it to the Secre- 
taries office 

Joseph Hager for timber to mend a Small bridge 

to Sam 11 Livermore Late Conftable for warning one 

meeting Last year and Serveing Conftable : 

timber to mend a bridg and for Copys for the 

towns youfe and for one warrant 
Edward Herington Jun r for timber to mend Smelt 

brook bridge 

Joseph mafon Esqu r for Serveing treaforer and entring 

of two Cautions 
John Brown for timber for 2 Small briges 
L l . Joseph Coollidg for perambulating the towns 

bounds Last year 



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It was put to vote to know the mind of the town whether they 
would Grant the Sum of fifty three pounds 6 S ~9 to Satisfy the above 
S d acounts and the Vote pased In the affirmative 



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English Schools In the town 

tr-e Er.suir.^- veir 1 2-10-0 

(4) Voted and Granted to Doe. Wheat for Service 



of the unappropriated lands In this provence Suteble for a town 
Ship to Settle their youth or young people upon for Such Reafons 
as my Juitlv be :ferd : and rbe V::e pised iz. the irdrrzir e 

(6) It was put to Vote to know the mind of the town whether 
they will Chufe a Com 28 to appear and act In the Name and 
Behalfe of the town, and Impower them to petition any Court or 
Courts what fo ever, that they may think proper or be adVifed to 
that all the ways In the town may be Established and Setied and 
the Lards Ly.rr :: ire Ways iza: is X:: Nee-dr2.ll :: be Irzr. rived 
for highways, town ways and other publick Ufes may be Im- 
proved for the advantage of the town and that all Drfferances 
Relating to the highways and, and other ways may be put to 

321 E.7. Z 

And the Vote pased In die j<k "" ijI= t , » 

r Dea William Brown 

(7) Voted and Chofen for to be S a Com 2 *. -< Xath^ Harris Esq 1 

^ M r Dazzlel Ber jir. r. 

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At the above S d meeting the Selectmen agreed with M r Nath" 
Herrington to proceed in keeping of the School untel further order 
[138] 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the Ninth Day 
of feb r . 1735 / 6 at the houfe of M r Thomas Saltmarfhes Inholder 
in S d Town, Ordered at S d meeting that the Clerk Give out war- 
rants to the Several Conftabls of S d town to warn a town meeting 
to be on the i st . Day of march Next at the publick meeting houfe 
in the West precinct of S d town at ten of the Clock in the fore 
noon of S d Day for the Ends following (viz) to Chufe Selectmen a 
Clerk a Treaforer and Conftables and all other offecers which the 
Law Requirs to be Chofen in the month of March annually And 
allfo to here the petition of Eben r Brown Defiring to make Sum 
alteration in the Town way Leading by his houfe as .is Set forth in 
S d petition, and for the Town to act there pleafure with Relation 
there unto, and allfo to here the petition of the wid° Lydia Gale 
and others Relating to the way Leeding from the Country road 
upon the Great plaine in watertown Nere the houfe of Jeams 
Knapps to the Land of the S d wid°. Gales and fo to the town high- 
way Layed out in the year in anfwer to the petition of George 
herrington and Others as is. Set forth in S d petition and for the 
town to act there pleafure with Relation there unto. Allfo to 
here the Request of Sundery Late Conftables of S d town who 
Defire the town would Sink Sundery perfons rates in there Lists 
who are Not to be Come at &c. 

At the above S d Meeting the Selectmen Ordered the Clerk to 
Give an Order to the Treaforer to pay M r George Lawrance Jun r 
that which is Due to him from the Town Granted to him at a 
General town Meeting in the Year 1734 on the 10 th Day of Decem br 
being twelve pounds for keeping the wid° Wyeth the year 1734 
and part of 1735 • 

To M r Jofeph Mafon Esq r Treaforer for the Town of Water- 
town S r 

You are hereby Ordered to pay to M r George Lawrance Juner 
the Sum of Twelve pounds out of the towns treafory which was 
Granted the 10 th Day of Dec br . 1734 towards the Supporte of the 
wid° Wyeth 

Watertown Feb r . 10 th . 1735 / 6 By Order of the Selectmen. 

Sam 11 Livermore Town Clerk 

[139] 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of M r 
Thomas Harrington Ennholder in S d town on the Sixteenth Day 
of Feb r . 1735/6 Ordered at Said meeting that the Clerk Give an 
Order to the treaforer for S d town to pay or Caus to be payed out 
of the Last afsefment Committeed to M r John Bright & M r Allen 
Flagg prefent Conftables of Watertown to Collect. Viz 1 . To the 
Reverand Seth Storah Eighty four pounds as it becoms Due and 
to the Reverand Warham Williams Eighty four Pounds as it 



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becoms Due. and to the Several perfons to whome the Town is 
Indepted. the Several Refpecrive Sums Granted to them the firft 
Day of Decern* 1735, And to Doc\ Wheat that which was Granted 
to him at the Above S 4 meeting for Servis Done to Obediah Cool- 
lidges family, and to the wid° Mary Learnard that which was 
Granted to hir for Supporting the S 1 Cooilidges family at the 
Sarr.r tirr.t. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the houfe of 
Samuel Livermore on the firft Day of march 1735/6 Ordered at 
S d meeting that the Clerk Give an Order to the Treafurer to pay 
out of the Towns Treafory the Several Sums to the Several Per- 
fons hereafter Mentioned, viz*. To M r Roberd Gage the Sum of 
ten pounds Granted to him on the account of John Bacon at a 
General town meeting on the 14* Day of May 1735. 

And alfo to pay to M r Sanrr Peirce Enf. Thomas Herington. 
and M r Samuel Brown, who were Chofen a Committee by the town 
at a General town Meeting on the 14^ Day of May 1735 — to 
Petition the Sefsions Concerning the Country Road the Sum of 
ten Pounds. 

And alfo to Pay to Deac. William Brown Xath Harris Efq' and 
M r . Daniel Benjamin, who were Chofen a Committee by the town 
at a General town meeting on the first Day of Dece r . 1735 — to 
Petition any Court or Courts &c the Sum of one hundred Pounds 
Which Was Granted by the town to Enable them to Procequte the 
Bufinefs they were Chofen to Do. 

All out of the Last Alsefsment Comitted to Con ft Bright & 
Flagg to Colect 

Mid 1 fs. To M r . John Bright, and M r . Allen Flagg Conftabls of 
Watertown in S 1 County- Greeting. You are hereby Required 
forthwith to warn all the Freeholders, and other Inhabitance of 
the East, and West Precincts of Watertown who are Quallifyed to 
Vote in Town affairs, to meet at the publick Meeting houfe in the 
west precinct of S d town, on Munday the firft Day of March Next 
at ten of the Ciock in the forenoon of S 4 Day for the Ends follow- 
ing viz\ To Chufe Selectmen to manage the pniedential affairs of 
the Town the Enfuing Year, a Clerk, a Treafurer Conftabels. and 
all Ocher omcers Requiered to be Chofen in the Month of March 
Annually. 

for the Town to Manifest their Minds with Refpect to Swine 
Riming at Large. 

To hear the petition of Ebenezer Brown Defiering Liberty to 
make Sum alteration in the town way Leading by his houfe as Set 
forth in S 1 petition and for the town to act there pleafure with 
Relation there unto. 

To here the petition of the wid" J Lydiah Gale and Others Relat- 
ing to the way leading from the Country road by M r Jeams Knaps 
and So to the wid\ Gals Land and So to the town way Laved out 
in the Year 1724 / 5 as is Set forth in S d petition, and for the 



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town to act there pleafure with Relation there unto, To here the 
Requeft of Sundery Late Conftables of S d town who Defire 
the town would Sink Sundery perfons rates in y r . Lists of Rates 
for Such Reafons as they Shall offer &. 

Here 

[140] 

Hereof faile Not and make Return of this Warrant with Your 
Doings thereon to the town Clerk or Selectmen at Leaft one Day 
before the time appointed for S d meeting. Deated at Watertown 
the tenth Day of february 1735 /6 and in the Ninth Year of his 
Maj y Reign 

P r Order of the Selectmen. 

Sam 11 . Livormore Town Clerk. 



At a General Town meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitance 
of Watertown Quallifyed according to Law to Vote in town affairs 
regulerly Afsembled on the first Day of March 1735/6 for the 
Choice of town officers &c. 

Voted and Chofen Deac. William Brown Moderator for S d 
Meeting. 

Nath 11 . Harris Efq r 
Deac William Brown 
L l . Thomas Biglow 
Samuel Pierce 
John Sawin 
Jofeph Peirce 
Dan 1 . Benjamin 



Voted and Chofen for Selectmen 



1 

2 

3 
4 

5 
6 

17 



Voted and Chofen Clerk & Treafurer 



Voted and Chofen Conftables 

Voted and Chofen Afsefsors 

Voted and Chofen Seler of Leather 
Voted and Chofen Fence Viewers 



Voted and Chofen 
and flax 



Samuel Livermore 

M r William Williams 
M r Jofeph Gerfield 

Nath Harris Esq r . 
M r Samuel Brown 
3 Sam 11 Livermore 

M r John Haftings 

( Ebenezer Godderd 
( Samuel Benjamin 

Surveyor of hemp f M , Jo]m Tayn{er 



Voted and Chofen 
ways 



Surveyors of high- ^ 



1 Nath. Coollidge 

2 Dan 1 . Whitney 

3 Sam 11 Hager 

4 John Lawrance 

5 John Chadwick 

6 George Stearns 

7 Dan 1 . Chields 



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Voted and Chofen Tytheingmen 



j 3 Dan 1 . Benjamin 
^4 Samuel Parkhuft 



" 1 Chriftefor Grant 
2 William Godden Jun r 



Voted and Chofen Hogreves 



' 1 Thomas Sanderfon 

2 Nath 1 Smith 

3 Samuel Stratton 



^ 4 Eben r . Thatcher 
Voted and Chofen Meafurer of timber M r William Williams 
Voted that Swine Should Run at Large this Year. 



The Petition of Ebenzer Brown was Red to the town and after 
Sum Debate it was put to Vote to know the Towns mind whether 
they Would Grant the prayer of the petition, provided the peti- 
tioner Do Agree with M r Damiel Bond that he Receive No Damage 
thereby and the Vote pafed in the Affirmative. The Petition of 
Lydia Gale was Red to the Town and after Sum Debate was 
adjorned to the Next Town Meeting. 

Jofeph Mafon Esq r Requefted the town to Sink Ed w Dix is 
Rates and Samuel Stearns is rates and Deavid fisks rates in 
William Shattucks List ammounting to 4 : 1 5-4 Voted in the 
affirmative. 

Conftable Holden requefted the town would Sink El n . Stodderds 
rates and Dan 1 Stearns is Rates and John Orms is rates and 
Hannah Cutters rates in his List of rates ammounting in the whol 
to 1—9—0 Granted, 

Conftable Sawin requested the town would Sink Benj a Sanderfons 
rates and Sufanna Benjamin's rates Voted in the Affirmative 

Conftable Livermore requefted the Town would Sink Sarrah 
Flaggs rates and Jonathan Cuttins rates in his Lift of rates in 
the whol 6 s -6 d 

Voted in the affirmativ. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of watertown at the Wid°. Mary 
Learneds on the fift Day of March 1735/6 the Several perfons 
Appearing before Joseph Mafon Esq r . which are here after men- 
tioned, viz 1 . Samuel Livermore Town Clerk and afsefsor Nath 1 . 
Harris Esq, and M r Samuel Brown, afsefsors, M r John Haftings 
Sealer of Leather M r Eben r Goddard and M r Samuel Benjamin 
fence Viewers, M r John Taynter Surveyer of hemp and flax, Mesf r . 
Daniel Whitny, Samuel Hager, John Lawrance, George Stearns 
Daniel Chield. Surveyors of highways, Meafurs. William Goden 
Juner Daniel Benjamin Samuel Parkhuft Tythingmen, Meaf r . 
Thomas Sanderfon and Nath 11 . Smith hogrives, were all Sworn to 
the faithful Discharge of their Refptive offices where to they were 



At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the Eight Day 
of March. 1735/6 M r . William Williams (Who was Chofen to the 



The 



[141] 



Chofen. 



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office of a Conft.) appearing before Nath. Heris Esq. Refufed to 
take the Oath and accordingly payed Down his fine at S (l meeting 
M r John Chadwick tuck the Oath of Surveyor of highways, it was 
agreed upon at S d that M r Jofeph perce and M r Thomas Biglow 
two of the Selectmen Should Go to M r Perce the Schoolmaster in 
the west precinct and Defire him to Continue in the Bufinefs of 
keeping of School So as to make up his year and make return to 
the Selectmen the Next meeting. 

At S' 1 meeting the Selectmen Defired M r Samuel Perce and M r 
John Sawin too of the Selectmen, to take Care and provide a place 
for hannah Hooper and remove hir to it as Soon as they Can and 
make return to the Selectmen at the Next meeting &c. At Said 
meeting the Selectmen were Informed that one Jean Coopper with 
hir Child Thomas Coopper is Come to refide in the Town. She 
Came Last from Lexington, of poor Sircomftances the Selectmen 
feering She would prove Chargeable to the town of watertown 
refufe to accept of her with hir Chield to be Inhabitants of S d 
town, and therefore Orderd the Clerk to write a warrant to Con- 
ftable flagg to warn the S d Jean Coopper to Depart with hir Chield 
forth with out of watertown and No Longer to abide therein. 
[142] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the Second 
Day of Apriel 1736 : Ordered at Said meeting that The Treafurer 
of the town pay out of the money that was Granted for the Sup- 
porting of the Schools in the town the Sum of fifteen pounds to 
M r Peirce the prefent Schoolmafter in the weft precinct of the 
town, for his firft Quarter, (2) M r Samuel Pierce, and M r John 
Sawin two of the Selectmen which were appointed to provide a 
place for Hannah Hooper, reported that they had provided a place 
with the Wid° Randal at 12 s : per week and removed hir there. 
(3) M r Joseph Pierce and L l . Biglow too of the Selectmen which 
were Defired the Laft meeting to treet with M r Peirce to keep the 
School in the weft precinct, reported that they had agreed with 
M r Pierce to keep the School untill he had made up his Year. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of watertown on the 26 Day of 
Apriel 1736: at Said meeting the Selectmen Ordered the Clerk to 
Write a warrant to M r Jofeph Garfield Conft. of Watertown in the 
tinnure and form following &c. 

Midd\ fs. 

To M r Jofeph Garfield Conftable of Watertown In S d . County 
Greeting. 

In Obfervence of a preceipt Diricted to the Selectmen by the 
high Sheriff of S d County. 

Thefe are In his Maj y . Name to will and require you fourth with 
to warn the freeholders and Other Inhabitance of the town of 
Watertown afore Said, who are Qualefyed according to Law to 
Vote In the Choice of a Reprefentative, to meet at the publick 
meetinghoufe in the Eaft precinct of S d town on fryday the four- 
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S d Day, — for the town then and there to Chufe one or more per- 
fons to reprefent the town of Watertown In a Great and General 
Court, appointed to be Convened hild and kept for his Maj y . Ser- 
vice in the Court houfe in Bofton upon Wedenfday the 26 : Day of 
May Next. 

You are Likewife Ordered to warn the freeholders and Inhabi- 
tance who are Qualefyed to Vote in town affairs to Meet at the 
above Said place at three of the Clock in the afternoon of S d Day 
for the Ends following, viz*: Where as M r . William Williams who 
was Chofen Conftable for the town at the publick town Meeting 
Laft March who refufed to take the Oath, (1) to Chufe a Con- 
ftable (2) for the town to Act there pleafure with relation to the 
petition of the wid°. Lydia Gale and others Which was adjorned 
to May Meeting Next. 

(3) 

[ ,43 ] ... 

(3) Where as Complaint is made by Sume of the Inhabitants of 
S d town that they recive Damiage by horfes runing at Large with 
out fetters, to know the towns mind whether they will make a Bye 
Law to prevent the S d Damiage. 4 to here the petition of Cap 1 . 
Herrington : M r George Herrington and Others who requeft the 
following articls to be Inferted In this warrant viz 1 : to know the 
towns mind whether they will Confirm and Establifh a New town 
way of two rods wide from the town way about Six rods Eafterly 
from the houfe of Samuel Gale, Over to the Country Road as is Set 
fourth in S d . petition &c. (2) to know the towns Mind whether 
they will Discontinue part of the prefent town way fore mentioned, 
from the first mentioned Mark in S d petition, to the Joynt or 
Square turn Nere where John Gale Deceafed Laft Dwelt &c. as is 
Sit fourth in S d petition, and for the town to act there pleafure with 
relation there unto ; here of faile not and make return of this 
warrant with Your Doings there on to the town Clerk or Selectmen 
at Least one Day before the tims Appointed for S d meeting: 
Deated at Watertown the 30 th : Day of Apriel In the Ninth Year 
of his Maj y . reign, Annoque Domini 1736: By order of the 
Selectmen 

Sam 11 . Livermore Town Clerk. 
At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitance 
of Watertown Qualefyed to Vote in the Choice of a reprefentative 
Lawfuly warned and Met to Geather on the 14 th . Day of May 

(1) put to Vote to know the towns mind whether they would 
Chufe More then one perfon to reprefent the town: Voted in the 
Nagative 

(2) Voted and Chofen Nathaniel Harris Esq r . to Serve for and 
reprefent the town of Watertown at a Great and General Court or 
Afsemblee apointed to be Convened hild and kept for his maj y . 
Servis at the Court house In Boston on Wedensday the 26 Day of 
May Current. 



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[144] 

At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitance 
of Watertown Lawfully Warned and met to Geather on the 14" 1 
Day of May One thoufand Seven hundered and Thirty Six 
Voted and Chofen 

Nathaniel Harris Esq r . moderator for S d Meeting. 

(2) Voted and Chofen M r Henry Bond Conftable for watertown. 

(3) the Petition of the wid°. Lydia Gale and Others was Red to 
the town and after Sume Debate It was put to Vote to know the 
mind of the town whether they would Grant the prayer of the 
petition and the Vote pafed In the affirmative Allfo Voted that 
the bounds of S d . way Should be as the fence Now Standeth. 

4. Voted that all horfes or horse kind that are found with out 
fetters on them going on the Commons or Ways in S d town at 
Large (being one year Old and upward) from the Deat here of to 
the Last of October Next : and then from the first Day of Apriel to 
the Last Day of October anually, the Owner or owners of all Such 
horfe kind shall forfit and and pay the Sume of ten Shillings for 
Every Such Defect; : to be Dispofed of as the Law Diricts : alfo 
Voted that Nathaniel Harris Esqu r Should prefent this order to the 
Next General Sifsions of the peace to be holden for the County of 
Midd x that the Sums be eftablifhed 

Xy. the Petition of Cap*. Sam 11 Harrington M r George Harrington 
and others was red to the town and after Sume Debate it was put 
to Vote to know the mind of the town whether they would Grant 
the prayer of the petition and the Vote pased in aff armitive pro- 
vided the town is Not at any Charge here after to purchas the Land 
for S d way and alfo Voted that M r Jofiah Harrington Should have 
the wood and timber Standing on S d way where it runs on his Land. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 2 1 Day of 
June 1736 -ordered- at Said meeting that the Treafurer pay out of 
the Last town afsefment, the Sum of Thirty pounds to M r Nath 11 . 
Harrington Prefent Schoole master the one halfe of his Sallery 
for this prefent Year. 

and alfo fifteen pounds to M r Jofiah Peirce prefent School- 
master for his Second Quarter of this Year. 

At S d meeting the Selectmen were Informed that one Jonathan 
Undorwood and his wife ruth underwood, and three Children are 
Come to refide in W^atertow who Came Last from Woburn in the 
County of Midd\ the later end of Apriel last past and Now refids 
in the Dwelling houfe of Cap 1 . Nathaniel Bowman of Cambridg, 
and alfo one mary Cammacel who Came Last from boston in the 
County of Suffolk and now refides in the house of Ebenezer 
Thatcher in S d town She came Sumetime in May last past. 
[145] 

Middlefix fs. To M r . Jofeph Garfield Conftable of Watertown 
In S d County Greeting. the Selectmen of Watertown Being 
informed that there is one Jonathan Underwood and his wife Ruth 
Underwood and three of there Children Come to Dwel in S d town 



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who Came from Wobom in the County of Middle fut to watertown. 
the later end of april last past and now Dwels m me house of 
Cap 5 . Nath" Bowman in S* Watertown T alio that there is one Mary 
Cizr.i:t'. C:me :: D-^el in S : r '-~i:±:z: wd : came last from 
boston in the County of Suffolk to Watertown Surname in may 
last past and now refids with Eben* thather in S d Watertown 
there Ciroomfiances being Such that the Selectmen of S 1 town 
refufe to accept of them to be Inhabitance of S* town, (seal) 
Thefe are therefore In his Majeities Name to will and requier 
you die Joseph Garfield fourth, with to warn the above Named 
Jonathan Underwood and His wife ruth underwood with their 
three Children and Mary Cammacel to Depart fourth with out of 
Watertown and No longer to abide there in, and make return of 
this warrant and Your Doings thereon fourth with to one of the 
Selectmen or town Clerk Dated at watertown the 22 4 Day of June 
in the tenth Year of his ma] 7 , reign A:D: 1736 

%f Order of the Selectmen Sam' 11 Livermore 

Town Clerk. 

Midd* — fs Watertown august the 28 : 1736 In Obediance to 
this warrant to Me Directed I have warned the with in Named 
Jonathan Underwood and Ruth underwood his wife with their 
three Children to Depart fourth with out of watertown by reading 
this warrant to them, alio the with Named Mary Cammacel that 
she fourth with Depart out of the town of Watertown by reading 

Jofeph Garfield Conltable for W atertown 
To the Honourable His Maj y Juftices of the Peace Now 
Seting at Concord this 31 Day of august Current the Selectmen of 
Watertown prav that this there Caution againft Jonathan Under- 
wood and his Wife Ruth underwood and their three Children, and 
Mary Cammacel May be accepted and recorded. 

Watertown august the ^o* 17^6 



Samuel Livermme T:-m Clerk 

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A: a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 1 5* Day of 
October 1736 In Order to take Care of the Great Bridge Over 
Charls river in S* town the Selectmen having Viewed S 1 . Bridge 
find It is Necefsary to provid Plank for halfe a Peer fourthwith, 
and Anoint and Defire Deac : William Brown One of the Select- 



5 A:: \ V.'as Lived Le::re 



Brown the Sum of 4—6—5 in lull to batisne £ 



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was Granted to Supporte the Wid°. Wyeth this prefent Year, for 
his Supporting the S d . Wid° Wyeth this prefent Year &c. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 12 th day of 
November 1736 Agreed upon at S d . meeting that the Clerk Give a 
Warrant to M r Joseph Garfield ConP. of Watertown to warn 
a Town meeting to be on the 29 Day of Nov br Current at the 
Wefterly Meeting houfe in the Wefterly PreceincT: of S d . Town at 
Nine of the Clock in the forenoon of S d . Day for the Ends follow- 
ing viz*: (1) to Chufe a Conftable for S d . town (2) to Chufe An 
Afsefsor for S d . Town (3) To here the Acct s . of thofe perfons to 
Whome the Town is Indepted and to Grant money to Satisfie S d 
Acc ts . and to Grant money to Suporte the Schools, the poor in the 
town &c. (4) for the Town to Manifeft and Discover to their Com tee . 
viz 4 : Deac: William Brown, Nath 11 . Harris Esq r . M r John Smith, M r 
Tho s . Coollidge and M r . Sam 11 Livermore ; Chofen and Impowered 
By the Town at their meeting on the 2 d Day of Sep*. 1734 to Sell 
and Dispofe of Lands Lying to the ways in S d town &c. What title 
they Intended Should be Given by S d . Com tee . to thofe perfons that 
purchafs of them &c. and alfo to Manifeft their minds to S d . Com tee . 
whether they Should receive the Intereft of the money Coming to 
the town by the Sale of S d . Lands and to pay the Sume into the 
treaforey of S d . town in Order to be Improved for the Supporte of 
the Schools in the town as Voted at their meeting on the 3 d . Day 
of March 1734/5 &c. (5) to here a Writing with out Date, 
Signed by Eb r . Thatchr Chris 1 . Grant and Others, Who Defire the 
following Articls May be Incerted Viz 1 ; to know the mind of 
the town 

Whether 

[147] 

Whether they Wilr Dismifs all Com tees . that have been Chofe to 
maniage any matter or thing relating to the Highways Town 
ways &c. And if this pafs in the Affirmative then further to know 
the mind of the Town Whether all the Quit Claim Deeds that have 
been Given by the Towns Com tee to any perfon or perfons, and 
Alfo al Bonds and Oblagations that have been Given to S d . Com tee . 
by any perfon or perfons may be Given up Canfeled and made 
Voide and of None Efecl (6) to know the mind of the Town 
Whether they Will Sink Sundery Perfons Rates in Some of 
the Late ConP. Lists of Rates Commiteed to them to Colect 
for Such reasons as they Shall offer &c — Ordered at S d meet- 
ing that the Clerk Signefye to the ConP. to Notefye the towns 
Creditors to meet the Selectmen at Cap 1 . Saltmarfhes in S d . town 
at two of the Clock in the afternoon of the 26 Day of Nov br . 
Currant &c. 

At S d Meeting the Seleamen Defired Nath 11 . Harris Esq r . and 
M r Sam 11 perce two of the Selectmen to go to Cambridg to M r 
Jofhua Gamiges to receive Sume Goods Lodged with him by 
Hannah Hooper and to pay the S d . Gamiage what is Due to him 



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from the S d . hannah Hooper. Out of S d . Goods, and to take Care 
of the reft and make Reporte to the Selectmen. 

At S 1 . meeting the Selectmen Defired L". Tho s Biglow and Cap : 
Sam' : Garfield, to Examin the towns Stock of ammonition and 
See if it was Sufficiant and reporte to the Selectmen how they 
finde it. 

Middlefix is To M'. Joseph Garf.e'd Cor.:\ cf Water:: wn in 
S d . Count}* Greeting S r . You are hereby requiered fourth with to 
warn all the freeholders and Other inHabitance of Watertown Who 
are Qualefyed Acording to Law to Vote in Town Affairs, to meet 
at the publick meeting houfe in the Welt Preceir.a :: S 1 . Town 
on Monday the 29 th Day of November Currant at Nine of the 
Clock in the forenoon of S\ Day for the Ends following: viz': 
(1) to Chofe a ConT. for S*. Town, (2) to Chofe An Afsefsor, 
(3) to here the Acc 3 . of Thole perfons To whom the Town is 
InDep*. and to Grant money to pay S d . perfons there Just Dues 
and alio to Grant money to Supporte the Schools, and the poor in 
S d . town <Scc. (4) for the town to Manifelt and Discover to their 
Com'" Yiz\ Deac. William Brown Xath 1 . Harris Esq\ M r Jonas 
Smith M r Tho 5 . Coollidge and Sam 11 . Livermore. Cholen and Im- 
powered by the town at there meeting on the 2 1 Day of Sep : 1 754 
to Sel and Dispofe of Lands Lying to the ways in S 4 . Town &:c 
What Title they Intended Should be Given by S d . Com te *. to thofe 
perfons that purchals of them &c. and alio to Manifeft their 
minds to S d Conr^ whether they Should receive the Interelt of the 
money Coming to the Town by the Sale of S J . Lands and to pay 
the Same into the Treafu*. of S d . town In Order to be Improved 
for the Supporte of the Schools in the town as Voted at their 
meeting on the 3 d . Day of March 1754/ 5 *kc. (5^ to here a 
Writing: with out Date Si^ed bv Eben\ Thatcher Chr 5 . Grant 
and Others, Who Defire the following Articles may be Incertec &c 

viz 1 to 

[148] 

To know the minds of the Town Whether they \\ ill Dismils all 
Com ttss that have been Cholen to Maniage any matter or thing 
relateing to the Highways, town ways, &c and if this pafs in the 
Affirmatives then further to know the mind of the Town whether 
all the Quit Claim Deeds That have Been Given by the Town 
Com tee . to any perfon or perfons and alfo All Bonds and Oblaga- 
tions that have been Given to S" : . Com : " by any Perfon or perfons 
may be Given up Canceled and Made Void and of None Effect 
&c. (6) to know the mind of the Town Whether they will Sink 
Sunden* perfons rates in Sum of the Late ConP. Lists of Rates 
Commiteed to them to Collect for Such reafons as they Shall 
offer <Scc — .And You are alike requiered to Xotene the town 
Credetors to bring in their Acc 3 . to the Selectmen On fryday the 
36* Day of November Currant at Cap\ Saltmarthes in S d . town at 
two of the Clock in the after noon of S'. Day Here of faile No* 



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and make return of this Warrant and Your Doings thereon 
Seafonably to the Town Clerk Dated at Watertown the 13 th . Day 
of Nov br . 1736. 

By Order of the Selectmen. 

Sam 11 . Livermore Town Clerk. 
At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of 
of Watertow Lawfuly Warned and met togeather on the 29 th . Day 
of Nov br 1736 Voted and Chofen Nath". Harris Esq r Moderator 
by 52 Vote their Being 17 Votes offered for Other perfons, Which 
made 69 Voters 

(1) the Town Voted and Chofe M r Benj a — - Hastings ConP for 
S d . Town But he offered his Excufes to the town and the Town 
Dismifsed him again 

Voted and Chofe M r Eben r . Thatcher to be Conft for Watertown 
Who being prefent refufed to Serve as a Conftable and fo the 
The Town proceeded to a New Choice &c. 

Voted and Chofe M r John Tayntor ConP. for Watertown Who 
being present refufed to Serve the town as a ConP. the Town pro- 
ceeded to a New Choice. 

Voted and Chofe M r . Jonathan Brown ConP for Watertown 

(2) Voted and Chofe M r John Hastings an Afsefsor for S d . Town. 
3 An Account of the Towns Dep 1 : Was Red to the Town 

and is as followeth: viz*: 



To Joseph Mafon Esq r — for Serving the Town as 
Treaf r . y e year 1735 

To Doct : Jofiah Converce for Mediceine and atten- 
dance on Hannah Hooper when Sick at M r 
Thomas Collidges In the year 1735 1—6—0 
for Medicine and attendance on One Picke as he 
was Called, When Sick at M rs . Learned in 
Auguft 1736: 1— 12— o 

for Medicine and atendance on the Wid° Wyeth 
when Sicke at M r Jofeph Priefts in May 
1736 1-1-0 

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To M rs Mary Learned for hir Troble with one Pike in 
August 1736 

To M r George Addams for Seting the Wid°. Wyeths 

Shoulder in May 1736 
To M r Isaac Church for Bringing Hannah Hoopers 

Goods from Cambridge to Watertown 1736 
To M r Ephirm Cutter for Mending the windows in 

the Weft Precinct School houfe Nov 1,r 25 th 1736 
To M r Tho s . Fiske for Timber to Mend abridg 
To M r Daniel Benj\ and Deac William Brown for 

Makeing the Town rate the Las Year 30 s a 

peace 

To L*. Tho s . Biglow for 166 feet of plank for Sundery 
Bridges in the Town 



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To M r . John Chad wick for 96 feet of plank for Stony 
brok bridg 

To M r Jabez Stratton for keeping the Wid. Webb 

One year Last past 
and for Tranfporteing of hannah Hooper's Goods 

to y e Wid°. Randals 
To M r Joseph Priest for Extreordenary Charge With 

the Wid ; . Wyeth When Lame at hir houfe 
To M r Tho' Coollidge in full for keeping of Hannah 

hooper 13 weeks at 20 5 a week 8 : Being 

payed 5 1 

To M r Benj*. Hastings for fourms to keep School with 
in Daniel Whitneys house 

To M r William Williams for Takeing Care and Labor 
on the Great bridge in S d . town in full 

To M r Allen Flagg for Serveing as ConP. and warn- 
ing two town meetings and One perfon out of 
town 

To Conft. Garfield for warning 3 meetings 9 s and re- 
turning of one prcipt 2 s Summoning Henry bond 
to take the Oath of Constable 3 s for warning SLx 
perfons out of town 6 5 and for 3 Days travail in 
the East precint i £ -io-o 
To Mr. John Sawin Late Conftable 17 s — 3 which was 
abated in his List of rates: viz': Benj\ Sander- 
fons rates and the wid°. Benjaimin Rates 
To M r John Bright Late Conft. for Sen-eing as ConP. 

and for a Copy of a 



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meetings 6 5 



warrant to the Selectmen, on the Acc : of hannah 
hooper i 5 

To M r George Harrington for 124 feet of Plank 
for Beavor Brook Bridge and for one New 
Bridge 

and to an Eleven Load of timber for 



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To M r Hopeftile Meeds for keeping 
Waring 52 Weeks at 4 s -6 per week 

To M r Isaac perce jun r . for one Large 
for beavor Brook Bridge Last Year : 

To Sam :: Livermore for four Large String peace's for 
bevor brook bridg 1-10— o and to one Small tree 
to mend a Small bridge 2 s for 3 Warrants and 
Entering of one Caution-8 3 -6 for takeing and per- 
fecting the Invice and makeing the provence and 
County rate 3 1 and for the Copy of the Invice 
1736: 6 5 and for keeping the Treafurey for the 
year 1736: to: i5 s ~9 d abated in the wid 3 
warin rates 4 5 -2 in Xath 11 Fisks rates 6 ; -6 d in 
Jonathan Cuttings and the wid'. flaggs rates 



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(ISO) 

To Nath 11 Harris Esq r . for takeing and Perfecting 
the Invoice and for helping to make the provence 
and County rate and for a Copy of the Invoice to 
Lodge with the Town Clerk as the Law Diricts 
for the Year 1 736 

To the Wid°. Elizebeth Randal for keeping of hannah 
Hooper 35 weeks at 12 s p r . Week 

Voted and Granted mony to Satisfye thefe fore Going 
Acco ts Voted and Granted Nine pounds for the 
further Suppor*. of Hannah Hooper 

Voted and Granted the Sum of twelve pounds and ten 
Shillings to Supporte the Wid° Wyeth the Infuing 
Year. 

Voted and Granted Sum of ^120: to Suporte the 
Gram\ and Englifh Schools in the Town the Infuing 
Year 

Voted and Sunk the wid° Mehe.^ Warrins Rates in 
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(4) It Was put to Vote, to know the mind of the Town Whether 
they intended their Committee : Viz 1 Deac. William Brown, Nath" 
Harris Esq r M r . Jonas Smith, M r Tho s Coollidge and Sam 11 Liver- 
more Who were Chofen and Impowered by the town, at their 
meeting on the 2 d Day of September 1734 to Sell and Difpofe of 
Lands Lying by the ways in Said town &c Should Give war- 
rantee Deeds in the Name and Behalfe of the Town, to thofe per- 
fons that purchafs of them and then Appeared Aboute Seventy 
foure Voters in the Affirmative and twenty two Voters in the 
Negative. 

Voted that the above S d Com tee — Should receive the Intereft 
money Coming to the town by the Sale of S d Lands and to pay the 
Same In to the Treaferer of S d . town to be Improved for the Ufe 
of the Schools &c. 

(5) The Wrighting Signed By Ebenezer Thatcher, Chrift!!. 
Grant and Others was red to the Town and after a Long Debate 
was put to Vote to know the mind of the Town whether they would 
act any thing upon it and the Vote pafed in full 

In the Negative. 

Voted and adjorned the Meeting to the next Monday at two of 
the Clock in the After Noon to this place. 

At a General Town meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitance 
of Watertown on the 6 th . Day of December 1736 upon adjornment 
proceeded to the 6 th . Article in the warning : viz 1 . M r Jofeph Whitny 
Executer to the Laft will and Testement of M r . Benj a . Whitny Late 
ConP of Watertown Deceafed ; Appearing at S d . meeting Defired 
the Town Would Abate Sundery perfons Rates in the Lifts of 
Rates Commited to his father to Collect : Voted and Abated 
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and Henry Hoopers rates c-i$'-8 d and Andrew Gardners rates 
i^-S 1 and Sufannah Benjaminfs rates 8 s — 3*: in the S 1 Lists 
of rates 

Voted and Granted the Sum of 03 04 07 

to be paved in to the TreafI to make Good the Abatement 

Mr 

[Ml] 

M r Jonathan Brown Who was Chofen ConP. on the 29'^ Day of 
Nov 1 * 1736 Agreed with M r Jofeph Garfield the prefent Conftable 
to Serve as a ConP. in the East preceinct of S\ town in his Room, 
and Defired the Town would Accept of him in his Stead 

it was put to Vote to know the mind of the Town whether they 
would accipt of M r Jofeph Garfield to Serve in his Stead as a 
ConP. for the East precinct of S 1 town and the Vote pafed in the 
Affirmative. 

At S d . meeting If* Eben r . Thatcher who was Chofen ConP. on 
the 29 th Day of Xov^ 1736 refufeing To Serve the town as a 
ConP- payed Down the Sum of five pound to the Town TreafI as 
his tine 

A: S : . Meetir.g Deac : William Brown Informed the Town that 
he had received five pounds of If'. Henry Bond as a fine for his 
not Serving as a ConP. for the town &c. and that he had payed it 
to M r Thomas Coollidge in part of pay for his trouble in Looking 
after Hannah Hooper. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of ten pounds to M r Roberd Gage 
for his taking Care of John Bakon Acording to the towns Contract 
with him 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 6 th Day of 
Dece r : 1756 Ordered at S 1 . meeting that the TreaP. Pay to M r . 
Nath 1 . Harrington Prefent SChoolmafter the Sum of thirty pounds 
for his Last halfe Year and alfo to M r Jofiah perce the Other 
Schoolmafter the Like Sum. at §*. meeting the Selectmen Agreed 
with M r Jofeph Prieft to Take Hannah Hooper at 12 3 a week and 
Defired M 1 Sam 11 , perce and M r John Sawin two of the Selectmen 
to take Care that Shee is removed to the S d . M r Joseph priefts as 
Soon as may be 

At S 1 . meeting the Selectmen were informed that M r Jofeph 
Bemus would keep Margret Warrin at the Same rate that M r 
Hop'-. Meeds kept hir the Last Year, and the Selectmen ap- 
pointed M*. Jofeph Peirce and Deac : William Brown too of the 
Selectmen to take Care that the S 1 . Margret Warrin be removed 
to the S\ Jofeph Bemus is as Soon as may be, at S*. meeting the 
Selectmen Ordered the treafuror to pay to M r Jofeph prieft the 
Sum of one pound fifteen Shillings out of the money appropriated 
to the Supporte of the poor of s d . town, for him to provide two 
Shift Cloths for the Wid c . Wyeth at S d . meeting L r . Biglow and 
M r Jofeph perce Who were appointed to treet with M r Peirce the 
prefent Schoolmafter and alfo M r Harris and M r Sam :I Peirce Who 
were appointed to treet with M r Harrington reported to the Select- 



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men that they had been with the S d . School masters and Agreed 
with them to proceed to keep the Schools in S d . town 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 11 th : Day of 
Jenuary 1736/7 The Selectmen Being Informed that Hannah 
Hooper was Dead Defired M r . Sam 11 Pierce one of the Selectmen 
to Provide four Paire of Gloves for hir funaral and Defired M r . 
John Brown to provide Six Quarts of Rhum for hir funaral and 
Defired L l . Tho s . Biglow to Speak to M r . Ed w . Harrington to Digg 
a Grave for hir, and at S d . meeting the Selectmen Defired Deac : 
Brown one of the Selectmen to Speak to Jofeph Hastings to make 
hir a Coffin and Afsift in the funaral 
[133] 

[154] 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 29 Day of 
November 1736 the Selectmen were informed that there is one 
Jacob Hill, and his wife Sarah Hill with two Children Come to 
Dwel in S d . Town, who Came from Cambridg in the County of 
Midd x , to Watertown about the middle of this prefent November, 
and now refides in the Dwelling houfe of Stephen palmer in S d . 
Watertown, &c. Their Sircomftances Being Such the Selectmen 
refufe to Accept of them as Inhabitance of Watertown, and Accord- 
ingly Order the Clerk to See that Caution is Seafonably Entered 
in the General Sefsions of the peace to Save the town from 
Charge. 

Middlefix fs 

To M r . Jofeph Garfield Conftable of Watertown in S d . County 
Greeting the Selectmen of Sd Town Being Informed that there 
is one Jacob Hill and his wife Sarah Hill with two Children Com to 
Dwel in S d . Town Who Came Laft from Cambridge in the County 
of Middlefix afore S d . to Watertown, aboute the Middle of Novem- 
ber Laft paft and Now refides in the houfe of Stephen palmer in 
S d . Watertown, There Sircomftances being Such that the Selectmen 
refufe to Accept of them to be Inhabitance of S d . water town. 
(Seal) 

Thefe are therefore In his Maj y . Name to will and require You 
the S d . Jofeph Garfield fourthwith to warn the above Named Jacob 
Hill, and his Wife Sarah Hill, with there two Children to Depart 
fourth with out of Watertown and No Longer to abide there in 
And make return of this Warrant and Your Doings there on 
Seafonably to the Town Clerk, Dated at Watertown the twenty 
third Day of December in the tenth Year of his Maj y . reign. 
Anno que Domini 1736 

Order of the Selectmen 

Sam 11 . Livermore Town Clerk 
Middlefix. Watertown febr: 15: 1736/7. In Obdiance to 
this Warrant to me Diricted, I have warned the within Named 
Jacob Hill and Sarah Hill his Wife, with there two Children to 



Depart fourth with out of the Town of Watertown. By reeding this 
Warrant to them. 

T - . ~ . ( Cooft : for 

Joieph Garfield - ^ 

J r ( \\ atertown. 

loo 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the Day 
of 1736/7 

At 5-. Meeting the Selectmen wore Informed that there is one 
M\ William Jenifon Com to Dwell in S d . Town Who Came last 
from Salem in the County of Efsex. Sum time in the month of 
Nov 6 *. Laft paft and Now refides in the home of M 3 . Mary Jenifon 
in S : . Wiztni-xT. his ::r: :z::tan :es Being Su:h that the Se'.etftzier. 
refufe to Accept of him to Be an Inhabitant of S 1 . Town. 

And Accordingly Ordered the Town Clerk to fee that Caution 
again, ft the S : . M\ William Jenifon be Seafonably Eentered in the 
General Sefsions of the peace for S f . County, to Save the Town 
from Charge. 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen ordered the Treaf". to pay to 
If*. Benjamin Brown of Wefton the Sum of five pounds Six Shil- 
lings and Eight pence for 36S of plank Delivered Xor r . Last past 
for the Ufe of the Great Bridge over Charls river in watertown. 

Middleiix. is. 

To M r . Joieph Garfield Conftable of Watertown within S d 
County Greeting. The Selectmen of S*. Town Being Informed 
that there is one M r William Jeniibn Com to Dwell in Watertown. 
who Came Last from Salem in the County of Els ex Sum time in 
the month of November Last past, and Now refides in the Dwelling 
haute With M2 Mary Jenifon in S d . Watertown. his fircomftances 
Being Such that the Selectmen refufe to Accept of him to be an 
Inhabitant of S 1 . town of Watertown. 
(Seaft 

Thefe are therefore in his Maj T . Name to Will and Require You 
the 5* Joseph Garfield fourth with to warn the Sh M'. William 
Jeniibn to Depart fourth with out of Watertown the Selectmen 
refnfeing to Accept of him to be an Inhabitant as afore S~ Here 
of faile Not and make return of this Warrant and Your Doings 
there on fourth with to the Selectmen or Town Clerk 
Watertown Feb r : 17* 1736 / 7 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Sam 11 Livermore Town Clerk 
Middleiix Watertown febr: 25: 1736 / 7 In obedience to this 
warrant to me Diricted I have warned the with in Named M r . 
William Jenifon to Depart fourthwith out of the town of Watertown 
by reeding this warrant to him 

Joseph Garfield Conftable for Watertown. 

I06 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 2 1 : Day of 
Feb: 1756/7 At Sn Meeting the Selectmen Ordered the Town 



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Clerk to write a Warrant Diricted to M r . Jofeph Garfield ConP of 
Watertown to warn a town Meeting to be at the publick Meeting 
houfe in the East precinct of S Town on Monday The Seventh 
Day of March Next at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon of S d . 
Day for the Ends following: viz 1 : 

To Chufe Selectmen, a Clerk, a Treaf r ., and ConP and all Other 
Town officers required to be Chofen in the month of March 
annually, as the Law Diricts. 

For the Town to Manifest there Minds With refpect to Swine 
runing at Large the Enfuing Year. 

Where as Sundery unhapy Differances have of Late Rifen in 
the Town of Watertown respecting the highways and private ways 
in S d . town, which if not Speedely Remideed, May be of Very 111 
Concequence to our Selves and pofterity to know the Mind of the 
town, in order to an amicable Isue of S d . Differences whether they 
Will Vote that all Disputes and Controvercies that have arifen or 
may arife Touching the Lands in this Town Lying as ways or 
Reputed as Such and touching the Dispofeition of the proceeds 
of the Sale of any Such Be Refered to the final Determination of 
the Honourable Thomas Graves, Frances Foxcroft, and Sam" 
Danforth Esq rs . or the major part of them. 

Alio that the Court of General Sefsions of the peace be requefted 
To appoint the above S d . Gent m . a Com tce . to take a View of S d . 
Lands and ways, and make reporte whether the S * ways Should 
remaine as Original)' Left or be Contracted in there wcdth the 
reporte of S Committee Being Accepted by S d . Court to be an 
Ifue of all Controverces whatfo Ever Touching the Same. 

To here the Reporte of the Selectmen Concerning a way Layed 
out for the ufe of the Town Leading from the Country road, acrofs 
To the Schoolhoufe in the west Pricenct as Set fourth in S \ reporte 

To know the Mind of the Town whether they Will make a bye 
Law refpecting horfe's runing at Large in S d . Town with out 
fetters 

To know the mind of the Town Whether they Will Excipt of 
the Way Leading from the Country road on to Dumers farme To 
be a Town way 

At 

[1.17] 

At S'\ Meeting the Selectmen Ordered the Treaf r . to Pay the 
Town Credditors the money Granted to them at a General Town 
meeting on the 29 th . Day of Nov' ,r . 1736 ; and alfo to the reverand 
Seth Storer the Sum of Eighty four pounds as it becoms Due, and 
to the Rev d . Warham Williams Eighty four pounds as it becoms 
Due, and To M r . Jofiah Peirce the prefent Schoolmaster, and 
M r Nath". Harrington prefent Schoolmafter Sixty pounds a peice 
as it becoms Due, to M\ Roberd Gage ten pounds for his keeping 
of John Bacon 

To M r . Jofeph Prieft the Sum of twelve pounds & ten Shillings 
for keeping the wid°. Wyeth this prefent Year, as it becoms Due 



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Middlefix. fs: 

To M r . Joseph Garfield Conftable of Watertown in S d . County 
Greeting S r . You are hereby required fourth with to warn all the 
freeholders and Inhabitance of Watertown who are Qualified to 
Vote in town affairs to meet at the Easterly meeting house in S d . 
town on Monday the Seventh Day of March Next at Nine of the 
Clock in the morning for the Ends following. Viz 1 : to Chufe Select- 
men a Clerk a Treaf\ Conftabls and all other Town offecers as 
the Law Diricts &c. 

To know the mind of the Town Whether Swine Shuld run at 
Large the Enfuing Year: &c. 

Where as Sundery unhapy Differances have arifen of Late in 
the Town of Watertown refpecting the Highways and Private ways 
in Said town which if not Speedily remedied, may be of Very 111 
Confequence to our Selvs and Pofterity &c. 

Therefore in order to an Amicable Isue of S d . Differances To 
know the mind of the town whether they will Vote that all Disputs 
and Controverces that have arifen or may arife Touching the 
Lands in this town lying as Ways or reputed as Such, and touch- 
ing the Dispofition of the proceeds of the Sale of any Such Be 
reffered to the final Determination of the Honourable Tho s . Graves, 
Francies Foxcroft, and Sam 11 . Danfourth. Esq r \ or the majar Part 
of them. Alfo that the Court of General Sefsions of the peace 
Be requested to appoint the above S d . Gentelmen a Com tee . to 
take a View of S d . Lands and ways and make reporte whether 
the S d . ways Should remaine as Origenaly Left or Be Contracted 
in there wedth the reporte of S d . Com tee . Being Excepted by S d . 
Court to be an Ifue of all Controvercies whatfo Ever Touching the 
Same. 

And alfo to Chufe a Committee or Committees to reprefent the 
town before S d . Committee, Or to petition the Sefsions as before 
S d , or to Pafs any Votes they Shall think proper in order to bring 
S d . Differances to an Ifue 

And 

[108] 

And alfo to here the reporte of the Selectmen Concerning a way 
Layed out for the ufe of the town, Leading from the Country road, 
a Crofs to the Schoolhoufe in the weft precinct, as Set fourth in 
S d . reporte 

To know the mind of the town Whether they Will make a bye 
refpecting Horfes Going at Large on the Commons in S d . Town 
with out fetters, and for the town to act there pleafure with relation 
there unto 

To know the mind of the town whether they will Except of the 
way Leading from the Country road on to Dummers farme, to be 
a town way &c. 

Here of faile not and make return of this Warrant and Your 
Doings there on Seafonably to the Town Clerk or Selectmen, 



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Dated at Watertown the 2 2 d Day of febr: in the tenth Year of his 
majafties reign A: D: 1736/7 

By Order, of the Selectmen. 

Sam 11 . Livermore Town Clerk 
Middlefix Watertown march the 4 th . 1736 / 7 

In Obediance to this Warrant to me Directed I have warned 
the freeholders and other Inhabitance of S d . town Qualifyed to 
Vote in town Affairs to meet at time and place with in Mentioned 
Joseph Garfield 

Conftable for watertown. 

[1.59] 

At a General Town meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitance of 
Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the 7 th . Day of march 1736 / 7 
Voted and Chofe Nath". Harris Esqr: Moderator for S d . meeting. 

1) Nathaniel Harris Esq r . 

2) M r . Samuel Pierce 

3) Deac: William Brown 

4) M r . Jofeph Pierce 

5) Liv 1 . Thomas Biglow 

6) M r . Daniel Benjamin 

7) M r . John Sawin 
Voted and Chofen Town Clerk Samuel Livermore 

and Town Treaf. 

Voted and Chofen (1) Conft Nathaniel Norcrofs 

Voted and Chofen (2) ConP Deavid Whitny 

{Sam 11 . Livermore 
Nath 11 . Harris Esq r . 
Nath 11 . Coollidge 
Voted and Chofen for Sealer of Leather M\ John Hastings 
Voted and Chofen Fence ( M r . Simond Coollidge 

Viewers ( M r . Jabez Stratton 

Voted and Chofen Surveyer of hemp and flax M r . John Taynter 

M r . John Pierce 



Voted and Chofen for 
Selectmen 



Voted and Chofen for Survey- 
ers of highways 



Voted and Chofen Tyethingmen 



Voted and Chofen Hogreavs 



M\ Jonathan Bemus 

M r . W m . Harrington 

M\ W m . Williams 

M r . Thomas Coollidge 

M r . Jonas Smith 

M r . Henry Bond 

M r . Benj\ Haftings 

M\ Daniel Whitny 

Sa r . John Ball 

M r . Jonathan Sanderfon y' 

M r . William White 

M r . William Goddin 

M r . Stephen White 

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Voted and Chofe for a Meafuror of timber M r . William Williams 
Voted that Swine Should run at Large the Infuing Year, 

Whereas 

[160] 

Whereas Sundery unhapy Differances have of Late rifen in the 
town of Watertown refpecting the highways and private ways in 
S d . town which if Not Speedily remedied, may be of Very 111 Con- 
cequence to our Selvs and pofterity ; we Do there fore for an Ami- 
cable Isue of S d . Differances Agree and Accordingly Vote, that all 
Disputs and Controverfies that have arifen or may arife touching 
the Lands in this town Lying as ways or reputed as Such, and 
touching the Dispofition of the proceeds of the Sale of any Such 
be Reffered to the final Determination of the Honourable Thomas 
Graves, Frances Foxcroft, and Sam 11 Danfourth Esq rs . or the Major 
Part of them 

Alfo that the Court of the General Sefsions of the peace be 
be requefted to appoint the Gent m . before Named a Com tee ., to 
take a View of the S d . Lands and ways and make reporte whether 
the S d . ways Should remaine as Origenally Left or be Contracted 
in there wedth, the reporte of the Committee being Excepted by 
S d . Court to be an Isue of all Controverfies whatfo ever touching 
the Same 

Voted and Chofen Nathaniel Harris Esq : Deac : William Brown 
& Jofeph Mafon Esq' to be a Committee to request the Court of 
General Sefsions of the peace, as afore S d ., that the Honourable 
Thomas Graves Francies Foxcroft, and Sam 11 . Danfourth Esq!, be 
a Com— as is before Voted &c. 

Voted that the Selectment and Town Clerk Be a Committee to 
appear in the Name and Behalf of the town before the Honour- 
able Thomas Graves, Francies Foxcroft, and Sam 11 . Danfourth 
Esq r . &c. 

The reporte of the Selectmen Concerrning a Way Layed out for 
the ufe of the Town Leading from the Country road acrofs to the 
Schoolhoufe in the weft precinct was red to the town and is as 
follows viz 1 : 

Sundry of the Inhabitance of the Weft Precinct in Watertown 
and freeholders, having Sundry times Petitioned The Selectmen 
Setting fourth in there petition their Great Need of a way to be 
Layed out from the Schoolhoufe in S d precinct acrofs to the high- 
way or Country road Leading oure the Great plaine, for their 
Conveniancy of Going to and from mill and Many other Occations 
upon there repeted petition the Selectmen agreed to take a View 
of the way petitioned for having Defired the petitioners tc Notefye 
the proprietors of the Land on which the way Petitioned for was 
to be Layed out upon to be prefent and haveing Met once and 
againe Discurfed with the propriaters of the Lands to know on 
What Conditions they would part with there Land for S d . way and 
after a full Discorfe with S d . propriators 

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and having Obtained of them the knowledge on what tearms or 
Conditions they were Willing to Part with there Lands for S d . way 
the Conditions are as followeth : the Seleclment agreed & accord- 
ingly Proceed to Lay out and State a way in order to Lay be fore 
the Town for there Acciptance. The way as it is Layed out and 
Stated for the Acceptance and ufe of the town is as followeth : 
viz 1 : Begining at the Highway or Country road, Between the 
Dwelling houfes of John Ball the 2 d . and Jofeph Hager, runing 
from S d . Country road partly on the Land of S d . Jofeph Hager, 
and partly on the Land of the S d . John Ball, and partly on Land 
in the pofsefsion of Tho s : Herrington as the way is now troden 
untill it Comes to the Squadran Line S d . way So far to be one 
rod in width and the S d . Jofeph Hagers fence as it now Stands to 
be the wefterly bounds of S d . way, then runing over a Corner 
of the S d . John Balls Land on to the Land of Deac: Jonathan 
Sanderfon and runing on s d . Sanderfons Land about thirty rods on 
to the top of a hill S d way from S d . Hagers Land or the Squadran 
Line aforefs d ., to be one rod and half wide, S d . Sanderfons wall 
fence as it now Stands to be the wefterly bounds of s d way, then 
runing partly on S d . Sanderfons Land and partly on S d . Balls Land 
about ten rods S d . way there to be one rod and halfe wide, and S d . 
way to be in Equal halves on there the s d Sanderfons and Balls 
Lands for the S d . ten rods, and S d . Sanderfons wall fence as it now 
Stands to be the wefterly bounds of s d way ; then runing on the 
Land of the S d . John Ball till it Comes to Allen Flaggs Land Being 
about twenty five rods S d . way to be one rod and half wide, and 
Sanderfons wall fence as it now Stands to be the wefterly bounds 
of s d . way: Then runing on to s d . Allin flagg's Land, and runing 
on s d . flaggs Land about thirty rods and about three rods and a 
halfe on the Land Layed out to the wid°. Sarah flagg as hir thirds, 
S d . way on s d . flaggs Land So far to be one rod and halfe wide, 
and S d . Sanderfons fence as it Now Stands to be the west bounds 
of s d . way, then runing partly on Land belonging to the s d . wid°. 
thirds and partly on Land of the s d . Sanderfon in Equal halves 
about Six rod and a halfe S d . way there to be one rod and halfe 
wide and s d . Sanderfons wall fence as it now stands to be the 
wefterly bounds then Runing on S d . Sanderfons Land about forty 
four rods, S d flaggs wall fence as it now standeth to be the East 
Bounds of s d . way and S d . way to be one rod and halfe wide 
Except: where there is wall fence on both sids of S d . way and 
there the wall as it now Standeth to be the bounds of S d . way Then 
turning to the right hand Like an Elboe from off of S d . Sanderfons 
Land on to the Land of the S d . Flaggs and runing Crofs a Corner 
of S d flaggs Land till it Enterfex the town way which Leads by the 
Schoolhoufe the ridge of the knowl to be the Southern bounds of 
s d . way where were Layed heaps of Stones and the way to be one 
rod and halfe wide at the Enterance on to S d . flagg' Land and to 
open Gradualy till it Comes to two rods wide where it Enterfex the 
town way afore s d . The 



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The Conditions or Terms on which tie proprietors or owners of 
the Land on which the above S 1 . way is Laved out upon : are 
Willing to part with there Land to the ufe of the town for S 1 . way 
are as followeth. Viz': the above S d . Jofeph Hager is willing to 
Give his Land on which S' 1 . way is Laved out upon, provided the 
town will Grant him the Liberty of Straighting his front fence a 
Garinfi the high way South of his houfe So as to take in abou: Sue 
or Eight rod of Ground 

the above S d . John Ball is Willing the town Should have his 
Land which S*. i ay is Laved out upon. In Cafe the petitioners 
or the town will make him fifteen rod of Stone wall againlt S 1 . way 
or give him five pounds in money : Tho 3 : Harrington above S d . is 
Willing what fitfed Part of the Land in his pofsefsion which s d . 
way Runs upon Should be for the ule of the Town for S 1 way 
provided his fence Shall Stand as it is now untill he Shall Eri£fc 
a new fence; Deac: Sanderfon above S*. is freely willing to Give 
bis Land on which S*. way is Laved cut on provided it be Accepted 
as what Duty belongs to his forty- Acre Lot refpecring allowance 
for a way : 

Allin Flagg above S\ is Not willing to part with his Land for 
S d . way Except the petitioners or the town will make him thirty rod 
of Stone wall againft S\ way. 

Watertown Feb r : 21: 1756 / 7 

Nath u . Harris 
W r illiam Brown 
San" Pierce 

Tho 3 . Biglow y Selectmen 
Daniel Benjamin 
Jofeph Pierce 
John Sawin 

The above Written reporte was red to the Town and after Sume 
Confiderabie Debate was put to Vote to know the towns mind 
Whether they Accepted of the reporte. and the Conditions there 
in and the Vote pafed in the amrmative 

Put to Vote to know the minds of the Town whether they Would 
Make a Buy Law to prevent nodes Going at Large on the Com- 
mons with out fetters. 

and the Vote pafed in the Nagative 
Put to Vote to know the Mind of The Town Whether they Did 
Accept of the way Newly Laved out from the Country road on to 
the Dumers farme Nere to Sam - Giits houfe and the Vote paft in 
the arr.rmarlve 
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At a Meeting of the Selectmen of W atertown on the S"- 2 . Day of 
March 1736/7 the Several Perfons here after Named perfonaly 
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Were Sworn to the faithful Discharge of the refpective officers 
where to they were Chofe Viz 1 : Samuel Livermore to the office 
of a Town Clerk, Town Treafurer, and an Afsefsor, Nathaniel 
Coollidge to the office of an Afsefsor, Nathaniel Harris Esq r . was 
Sworn (In the prefence of the Selectmen) by the Town Clerk to 
the office of an Afsefsor, M r . John Haftings to the office of a 
Leather Sealer, M r . Simond Coollidge to the office of a fence 
Viewer, Mefu r . John Pierce, William Harrington, Thomas Cool- 
lidge, Jonas Smith, and Henry Bond were Sworn to the office of 
Surveyors of Highways, M r . Benjf. Haftings to the office of a 
Tyethingman, Mefu r . William White, Steaphen White and John 
Dix to the office of hogreves 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 30 th Day of 
April 1737 At Said meeting the Selectmen Ordered the town Clerk 
to Give a warrant to Conft Garfield to warn a Town Meeting to 
be on the Ninth Day of May Next at the weft Meeting houfe in 
S d . town, at one of the Clock in the after noon, for the Ends fol- 
lowing Viz 1 , to Chufe a reprefentative or reprefentatives and alfo 
to warn a town Meeting to be at two of the Clock on S d . Day at 
S d . Meeting houfe for the Ends following. Viz 1 . (1) to Chufe Con- 
ftables (2) to know the towns mind whether they will abate Sun- 
dery perfons rates in Some of the Late Conftables Lifts of rates 
Committed to them to Collect, (3) for the Selectmen to Lay before 
the town a Lift of the perfons Names, lyable to and Qualifyed to 
Serve as petit Jurymen perfuant to a Late Law of the provence 

Middlefix fs: To M r . Joseph Garfield Conft of Watertown in 
S d . County Greeting. In Obferveance of a precept to us Diricted 
from the High Shereff of his Maj y . County of Middlefix 

(Seal) In his Majefties Name You are here by required fourth 

with 

[164] 

With to Warn all the Freeholders and Inhabitance of Watertown 
who are Qualifyed according to Law to Vote in the Choice of a 
reprefentative to meet at the publick meetinghoufe in the Wefterly 
precinct of s cl . town on Monday the Ninth Day of May Currant at 
one of the Clock in the afternoon to Chufe a reprefentative or 
reprefentatives to Serve for, and reprefent the town of Watertown 
at a Great and General Court, appointed to be Convened held and 
kept for his Majefties Service at the Court houfe in bofton upon 
Wedenfday the twenty fifth Day of May Currant 

You are Likewife required to Warn the freeholders and Inhabi- 
tance of S d . Watertown who are Qualifyed to Vote in Town affairs 
to meet at the above S d meetinghoufe at two of the Clock on S d . 
Day for the Ends following viz! (1) to Chufe Conftables (2) to 
know the towns mind whether they will Sink Sundery perfons rates 
in Sum of the the Late Conf ts . Lifts of rates Committed to them 
to Collecl; (3) for the Selectmen to Lay before the town a Lift of 



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the Perfons names Lyable to and Qualifyed to Serve as Petit 
Jurymen perfuant to a Late Law of the provence, and alfo for the 
town to Manifeft there minds whether they will Joine with Cam- 
bridge and Some of the Neighbouring towns in building of a work 
houfe in order to Set Idle perfons to work, here of faile not and 
make return of this warrant and Your Doings there on Seasonabley 
to the Selectmen or town Clerk Dated at Watertown the Second 
Day of May in the tenth Year of his MajL reign A: D: 1737 

By order of the Selectmen 

Sam 11 . Livermore Town Clerk. 

[165] 

At a General town meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitance 
of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in the Choice of a reprefenta- 
tive law fully warned and met on the Ninth Day of May 1737 
Put to Vote to know the mind of the town whether they would 
Send more then one reprefentative and the Vote pafed in the 
Negative. 

Voted and Chofe Nathaniel Harris Esq r . to Serve for and repre- 
fent the town of Watertown at a Great and General Court appointed 
to be Convened held and kept for his Majefties Service, at the 
Court houfe in Bofton upon Wedensday the twenty fifth Day of 
May Currant. 

At a General town meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tance of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in town affairs regulerly 
afsembled on the Ninth Day of May 1737 Voted and Chofe 
Nathaniel Harris Esq r . Moderator. 

Voted and Chofe M r . Ebenezer Goddard (1) Conftable for 
Watertown. 

Voted and Chofe M r . John Ball the Second, for the Second 
Conf c . 

Voted and abated in the Several ConP. Lists of rates the Several 
Sums affixed to the Several perfons Nams for which they were 
abated, viz 1 . 

In Jofeph Whitneys List of rates, Obediah Cool- 

lidges rates 1 . 0:4 

and John fagerfons rates o : 14:8 

In Samuel Livermors List of rates : John Tozers 1 : 2:6 

In M r . John Sawins List of rates, abated Nathaniel 

Warins Rates 1 : 5:8 

In M r . John Brights List of rates: abated John Tozers 1 : 7:9 
Nathaniel Warrins. rates 4 : 2 

Voted and Chofe for a Com tee to Confer with the Commitees 
which may be Chofe in any of the Neighbouring towns Touching 
a work houfe, and to reporte to the town there procedings : L l . John 
Cutting Deac : John Coollidge, and Nath 11 . Harris Esq. 

Voted and adjorned the remaining buifsnes of this Meeting to 
fryday the 13 th . Day of may Currant to this place at five of the 
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At a General Town meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitance 
of Watertown regulerly afsembled on the 13 th . Day of may 1737 : 
upon adjornment M r . Ebenezer Godderd appearing before the 
town refufed to Serve the Town as a Conftable : and the town 
proceeded to a New Choice and Voted and Chofe M r . Samuel 
Benjaman : Conftable for watertown 

M r . John Ball appearing before the town Defired the town to 
accept of M r . John fiske Juner to Serve the town as a Conftable in 
his room put to Vote to know the towns mind whether they 
would accept of M r . John Fiske. juner to Serve the town as a 
Conftable in the room of M r . John Ball the Second and the Vote 
pafed in the affirmative 

M r . John Fisk being prefent was Sworn to the faithful Discharge 
of the office of a Conftable before Nathaniel Harris Juftice of the 
peace. 

Voted and adjorned the remaining buifnefs of this Meeting to 
monday the 16 th . Day of May Currant to this place at five of the 
Clock in the after Noon. 

At a Generall town meeting of the freeholders and In habitance 
of Watertown regulerly afsembled on the 16 th : Day of May 
1737 upon adjornment: Voted and Chofe M r . Daniel Benjamin 
moderator 

M r . Samuel Benjamin appearing before the Town refufed to 
Serve the town as a Conftable and the town proceded to a 
New Choice Voted and Chofe M r . Daniel Whitny Conftable for 
watertown. 

Voted and adjorned the remaining buifnefs of this Meeting to 
wedensday the 18 th . Day of May Currant at five of the Clock in 
the after Noon to this place 

At a General town meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitance 
of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in town affairs regulerly afsembled 
on may the 18 th 1737 upon adjornment 

Voted and Chofe M r . Henry Spring Juner Conftable for Water- 
town 

Voted and adjorned the remaining buifnefs of this Meeting to 
the Last tuefday of June Nex at five of the Clock in the after noon 
to this place. 
[167] 

At a General town meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitance 
of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in town affairs regulerly afsembled 
on the 28 th : Day of June 1737 upon adjornment: M r . Daniel 
Benjamin being Moderator 

Voted and Chofe M r . John Stowel Conftable for Watertown 
Middlefix fs. Watertown July the 4 th . 1737 M r . John Stowel 
Perfonaly appearing was Sworn to the faithful Discharge of the 
office of a Conftable before 

Jofeph Mafon Juftice of Peace 
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of July 1737 at S d . Meeting M 3 . Mary Coollidge Cap t Thomas 
Saltmarfh. Ens: Thomas Harrington, M r . John Brown were appro- 
bated for Inholders in S d . town &c. 

At a meeting of The Selectmen of Watertown on the 26 th . Day 
of Sep 1 1737 at S d . meeting the Selectmen Ordered The Town 
Treaf\ to pay to M r . Hopftill meeds the Sum of Six pounds Out 
of the Towns money Appropriated To the Ufe of the Poor 
[168] 

In the Houfe of Reprefentatives Jan"* y. 1737. 

Ordred that Xathanael Harris of Watertown Esq 6 . Be and 
and hereby is fully Authorifed and Impowred to Afsemble and 
Convene the freeholders and other Inhabitants of S d Town at the 
Ufual place of their Meeting to Elect and Depute Such Selectmen 
and other Town Officers as Were Chofen for the Currant Year and 
are Inhab rs . of that part of S d Town which by Order of this Court 
in their prefent Sitting were Set of and Errecled into a Seperate 
and Difanct Townfhip, the Selectmen and other Officers So Chofen 
to Stand till the Anniverfary Meeting of S d Town in March Next 
Sent up for Concurrance 

J. Quincy Sp kr . 
In Council Jan ry . 4. 1737. 
Read and Concurred 

Simon Frost Dep 1 . Sec^. 

Confented to. 

J Belcher 

a Copy Examined 

/ ^ Simon Frost Dep\ Sec^. 

/ By Virtue of an Order of the Great and General Court of the 
^Province of the Mafsachufetts Bay in New England. Authorifing 
and Impowering me the Subscribe To Afsemble and Convene the 
Inhab 3 of the Town of Watertown 

These are therefore to Notifie and Warn the Freehold es & other 
Inhab :s . of the Town of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town 
Affairs that they Afsemble and Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe 
in s d Town on Wedinfday the Eighteenth of this Inftant Jan ry . at 
one of y e Clock After noon to Elect and Depute Such Selectmen 
and other Town Officers as were Chofen for the Currant Year and 
are Inhab ;s . of that part of s d Town which by ord r of S d great & 
General Court in their p r fent Sitting were Set off and Errected 
into a Seperate & Distinct Townfhip the Selectmen and oth r 
Officers So chofen to Stand till the Anniverfary Meeting of S 1 
Town in March Next 

Watertown Jan ey . the 14 th . 1737. Nath 1 . Harris. 

[169] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholds and other Inhab 3 
of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the Eighteenth day of Jan^'. 
1737- 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator of s d Meeting. 
Voted to Choofe three Selectmen 



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{M r . Jonas Bond 
Joseph Mason Esq r . 
Deacon Nathan Fiske 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Town Clerk. And Sworn 

^ Juftice Harris. 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Town Treafurer. 
Voted and Chofe Deacon John Coollidge an Afsefsor. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 30 th of Jan ry . 1737. 

Ordred the Clerk to write a Warrant Directed to y e Conftable of 
s d Town to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of S d 
Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on Tuefday the Seventh day of 
Feb y . Next at one of y e Clock afternoon for the Ends following. 

To Chofe a Committee to Joine with a Com tee that may be 
Chofen by the Town of Waltham To make Enquirey into the 
State of the Treafury belonging to Watertown before Divided And 
to Audate the Treasurers Acc ts . and make report at y e Next Town 
Meeting. 

To Choofe a Com tee : to joine with a Com tee that may be Chofen 
by y e Town of Waltham to make Enquiry who are the poor, that 
are at prefent a Charge to y e Towns 

Alfo to Divide the Town Stock of Arms and Amunition between 
the Towns Agreeable to one of y e Conditions on which y e Town 
was Divided and make report at the Next Town Meeting. 

And Order the Conftables to Notify Such Perfons that the 
Towns of Watertown & Waltham are Indebted to, to bring in their 
Acc ts . to the Selectmen of s d Towns at the Dwelling Houfe of M r . 
Tho s Saltmarfh in s d Watertown Inhold r . on Munday y e Sixth Day 
of Feb ry . Next at one of y e Clock after Noon, in Ord r to have them 
Laid before the Town. 

Midd*: fs. To M r . John Stowel Conftable of Watertown in S d 
County Greeting. 

You are hereby required forth with to Warn the Freehold" 
and others Inhab ts . of s d Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town 
Affairs, To meet at the Public Meeting houfe in s d Town on 
Tuefday the Seventh Day of Feb ry . Next at one of the Clock after 
noon for the Ends following, viz*. 

1. To Choofe a Committee to Joine with a Committee that may 
be Chofen by the Town of Waltham, To make Enquirey into the 
State of y e Treafury belonging to Watertown before Divided, And 
to Audite the Treasurers Acc ts . and make reporte of y r Doings at 
the Next Town Meeting. 

2. To Choofe a Committee to Joine w th a Com tee . that may be 
Chofen by y e Town of Waltham to make Enquirey who are the 
poor, that are at prefent a Charge to the Towns Alfo to Divide 
the Town Stock of Arms & Amunition between the Towns 

Agreeable 

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Agreable to one of the Conditions on which the Town was 
Divided, and Make report thereof at the Next Town Meeting. 

You are alfo required to Notify Such Perfons that the Towns of 
Watertown and Waltham are Indebted to ; To bring in their Ace 15 , 
to y e Selectmen of Said Towns at the Dwelling Houfe of M r 
Thomas Saltmarfh in s d Watertown Inhold r . on Munday the Sixth 
Day of Feb '. Next, at one of y e Clock afternoon In ord r . to have 
them Laid before y e s d Towns. Hereof faile not and Make return 
of this Warrant and Your Doings thereon, at Leaft one Day before 
the time fixt for s d Meeting, to the Selectmen or Town Clerk. 
Dated at Watertown the 31 of Jan ry . A. D. 1737. 
^ order of the Selectmen 

Joseph Mason Clerk. 

At a Town Meeting in Watertown Orderly Warned and mett on 
the Seventh day of Feb ry . Anno Domini 1737/8. 

1. Voted and Chofe John Coollidge Moderator of s d . Meeting. 

2. Voted to Choofe three men to be the first Committee Men- 
tioned in the Warrant and Chofen for Said Com tee : Joseph Mafon 
Esq 6 . M r Jonas Bond & M r William Williams. 

3. Voted to have three men for the Second Committy mentioned 
in the Warning. And were Chofen for s d Com tee : M r Oliver Liver- 
more, Cap 1 . Joseph Coollidge & Enf n . Ebn r . Stone 

4. Voted to Alow M r Hopeftill Mead fourty Pounds of the Ace'. 
He oftred to the Town for his Charge Expended about Margret 
Warrin 

5. Voted Alowance of Tho s . Bisco Accompt being 7/6 for 
Tim br for Smelt Brook Bridge. 

6. Voted Allowance of Joseph Garfields Acc f being 3 = .4 = .. 
for Service done for the Town as Conftable. 

7. Voted Alowance of Jabez Strattons Acc f . being £1 1 : - .8 : - .6. 
for keeping Deliverance Webb wedow. 

8. Voted Aceptance of the Acc'. brought by the Selectmen 
which they rec d of Several perfons which the Town were Indebted 
to before they were divided. 

9. Voted Acceptance of y e Acc 1 brought to the Town by the 
Com tee . Chofen by the Town to Sell the Land Lying to the Ways. 

10. Put to Vote whether the Town would Accept of y e Acc 1 
brought to the Town by George Harrington of Waltham. 

And the Vote pafed in the Negative. 
Att\ John Coollidge Moderator of s d Meeting. 

[171] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of \\ atertown on the 20 th . day 
of Feb ry : 1737 / 8. Ordred the Clerk to write a Warrant Directed 
to the Conftable of s d Town. To warn the Freehold", and other 
Inhabitants of S d Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town 
Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on the 
27 th Day of Feb y . Currant at one of y e Clock afternoon for y e Ends 
following viz 1 . 

To hear the reporte of the Com tee : who were Chofen to joine 



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w th . a Com tee of Waltham to make Enquirey into the Estate of y e 
Treafurey & Examine the Treafurers Acc ts . . Alfo to hear the 
report of y e Com tee : who were Chofen to joine w th a Com tee . of 
Waltham, to Divide the Arms & Amunition belonging to Water- 
town before Divided According to the Condition of Dividing & to 
Enquire who are y e prefent poor that are Maintained by the 
Towns. 

To Choofe a Comm tee : to receive the Books records & papers 
belonging to Watertown before Divided Agreeable to y e Condition 
of Dividing the Town and to give prop r Discharge. 

To hear Some Acc ts . that have not been Laid before the Town 
for Acceptance 

To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Choofe a 
Com tce . to joine with a Comm tee . that may be Chofen by Waltham 
to proportion the Acc ts that have been and may be Accepted by 
the Town in ord r for the Town to Make their Grants at their Anual 
Meeting in March Next 

To know the Mind of the Town whether the Laft Invoices of y e 
precincts of Watertown before Divided be the Rule for the Com tee 
to proportion the aboves d Acc 15 . by. 

Midd x : fs. To M r . John Stowel Conftable of Watertown in s d 
County Greeting. 

You are hereby Required forth with to Warn the Freehold' 5 , and 
oth r Inhabit 15 , of s d Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town 
Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on 
Munday the 27 th Day of Feb y . Current at one of y e Clock After 
noon for the Ends following, viz 1 . 

1. To hear the report of y e Com tee : who were Chofen to Joine 
with a Com tee : of Waltham to Make Enquiry into the State of y e 
Treafury, and Examin the Treafurers Acc ts . Alfo to hear the 
report of y e Commitee who were Chofen to joine w th a Com tee . of 
Waltham, to Divide the Arms and Ammunition belonging to 
Watertown before Divided Agreeable to one Condition of Dividing 
the Town. And who were to make Enquirey who are the prefent 
poor that are Maintained by the Towns. 

2. To Choofe a Com tee to receive the Books records & papers 
belonging to Watertown before Divided, Agreeable to one Condi- 
tion for Dividing the Town. And to give proper Difcharges. 

3. To hear Some Acc ts . that may be laid before the town for 
their Acceptance 

4. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Choofe a 
Com tee . to joine w th a Com tee . that may be Chofen by Waltham, to 
proportion the Acc ts that have been and may be Accepted by the 
Town, Between the Town of Watertown and Waltham, in order 
for the Towns to make prop r Grants to Satisfy s d Acc ts . at their 
Anual Meeting in March Next. 

5. To know the Mind of the Town wheather the Laft Invoices 
of the Two Precincts of Watertown before Divided, Shall be the 



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Rule for the Comm". to proportion the aboves d Acc 3 by. hereof 
fail not. and Make Seafonable return of this Warrant & your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time for s d . 
Meeting. Dated at Watertown the 21. of Feb 5 . 1737 / S. 
^ order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mason Town Clerk 

[frag 

At a Meeting of the Freehold 15 , and other Inhab 3 . of Watertown 
regulerly Afsembled on the 27-. Day of Feb 5 . 1737 /8. 

1. Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond Moderator of S d Meeting. 
The tint Article of y warning being read, and alfo the reporte of 

the Comm^. who were Chofen to Examine the Treafurers Acc 3 . 
&a Some of *f Inhab 3 . were diisatisfyed that there was no Acc". 
given by the Com—, who were Chofen to Petition Court or Courts 
&c it being a Conf iderable Sum that was Granted. The Town 
w u gladly have known whether the whole had been Improved for 
the End for which it was Granted. viz : . for Drawing Petitions Sec 
After 5: me Debate y Vcte t .vjs put 

2. To know the Mind of the Town whether they do Accept 
of y- Com** Report who were Chofen to joine w- a Com 3 *, of 
Waltham, to Make Enquirey into the State of the Treafurey & to 
Examine the Treafurers Acc 3 . &c. Excepting the one hundred 
pounds paid to the Com*": who were chcfen to Petition Court or 
Courts «Scc which Com 12 * is to render An Acc 1 . to the Town, that So 
the Town may know whether their money has been Improved by 
S d Com** for Ends for w^ it was Granted. And the Vote past in 
the Affirmative. 

3 The Report of the Com *, who were Chofen to joine w 4 a 
Com'-, of Waltham to Divide the Arms and Ammunition belong- 
ing to Watertown before Divided &tc being read the Voted and 
Accepted thereof So far as S d Com** had preceded. And Alfo 
that Parragraf relating to the prefent poor Maintained at Water- 
towns Charge before Divided, was Voted And Accepted, with 
John Bacon being Added to the Number Named in S d reporte who 
was Omitted by Said Committe. 

The Second Article being read. 

4. The Vote was put to know the Mind of y Town wheather 
they will Chofe a Com 55 *, to receive the Books Records & pap", 
belonging to Watertown before Divided fee. and to give proper 
Difcharges. & y Vote paft in y* Amrma\ 

5. Voted and chofe to be a Com**, to receive the Books Records 
A: pap". A: to give Difcharges &c Joseph Mafon Esq r . Mils' 5 . Jonas 
Bond W= Williams. 

6. the Acc 3 . ofTred to the Town were put to Vote and Allowed 

The fourth Article being read. 

7. The Vote was put to know the Mind of the Town whether 
they will chofe a Com", to joine with a Com** that may be Chofen 
by the Town of Waltham To proportion the Acc 3 . that have been 
& that may be Accepted by the Town. Between the Town of 



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Watertown and Waltham in ord r for the Towns to make prop r 
Grantes to Satisfy S d Acc ts . at their Anual Meeting in March Next. 
& the Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

8. Voted and chofe for the Ends Laft Mentioned, Jofeph Mafon 
Esq r . Mifs rs Jonas Bond and W™ Williams. 

The fifth Article being read. 

9. The Vote was put to know the Mind of the Town, whether 
the Laft Invoices of the Two precincts of Watertown before 
Divided Shall be the rule for the Com tee . to proportion the aboves d 
Acc 1 by And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The foregoing Votes were past at the aboves d Meeting 

Attest Jonas Bond Moderator. 
The Com tee . Reports firft Above Mentioned are on file. 
[173] 

At a Meting of the Selectmen on the Sixth day of March 1737 / 8. 

Ordred the Clerk to write a Warrant & Direct it to y e Conftable 
of S l1 Town To warn the Freehold' 5 , and oth r Inhab ts . of s d Town 
who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday the Thirteenth day of March 
Currant at Nine of y e Clock fornone for y e Ends following, viz*. 

To Chofe Selectmen a Town Clerk Treafurer and all oth r Such 
Town Officers as by law are to be chofen in the Month of March. 
To know the mind of y e Town Concerning Swine runing at Large. 

To hear the List of y e perfons Names for Petit Juriors that 
the Selectmen have prepared to Lay before the Town for their 
Approbation. 

To Grant y e Rev d M r Seth Storer his Sallery According to 
Contract 

To know the Mind of the Town what Addition they will Make 
to the Rev d M r Storers Salery for the Prefent Year. 

To Grant Money" for the Support of the Grammer and Englifli 
School and the Support of the Poor. 

To Grant Money to pay and Satisfy those perfons that the 
Town is Indebted to &c. 

To Grant money for to the repair the Minifteral houfe 

To know the mind of the Town whether they will Grant a Sum 
of money to be Improved for the further fencing of the Miniftearal 
place. 

To know the Mind of the Town how the Saxton Shal be paid. 

To grant Money to procure Stocks for the Town. 

To Chofe a Com tee . to take care to repair the Minifteral houfe, 
and for the further fencing the Minifteral place. 

At this Meeting the Selectmen with the Conftable Chofe M r 
Josiah Perry to be Sealer of waits and Meafures. for the Town. 

Midd x : fs. To M r . John Stowel Conftable of Watertown in S d 
County Greeting. 
You are hereby required forthwith to Warn the Freehold" & 
oth r Irihab ts . of of s d Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town 



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Affairs to meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in s" : Town on 
Munday the 13* day of March Currant at Nine of y* Clock in the 
forenone for the Ends following. viz\ 

To Chofe Selectmen a Town Clerk Treafurer and all Such other 
Town Officers as by Law are to be chofen in the month of 
March. 

To know the Mind of y Town relating to Swine nining at 

To hear a List of the Perfons Names for Petit Juriors that 
y* Selectmen have prepared to lay before the Town for their 
Approbation. 

To Grant the Rev d iff* Seth Storer his Sallery According to 

Contract- 
To know the Mind of y Town what Addition they will make to 

y Rev* 1 M r Storer's Salery for the prefent year. 

To Grant money for the Support of y* G rammer & Knglkh 

School & y* Support of y* poor. 

To Grant Money to pay and Satisfy those perfons that y Town 

is Indebted to &c. 

To Grant Money to repair the Minifteral house. 
To know the mind of the Town whether they will grant a Sum 

of money to be Improved for the further fencing of y Minifteral 

p'.ne. 

To know the Mind of y* Town how the Saxton Shall be paid. 

To Grant money to procure Stocks for the Town 

To Chofe a Com— to take care to repair the Minifteral houfe, 
and for the further fencing of y* Minifteral place. 

Hereof fail not and Make Seaf r.ib'.e rerarr. cf this \V2rr2r.t vS: 
your doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the 
time Appointed for S 1 Meeting. Dated at Watertown the Sixth 
day of March A.D. 1737 / 3 

^ ::de: cf the Se.ecrr.er.. 

Ttsetrh Misrr. T;wr. C'.er. 

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At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold" 5 , and other Inhab 45 . 
of Watertown Regulerly Convened on Munday the 13 d1 . day of 
March 1737 / 8. for y* Choice of Town orr\ &c 

Voted and Chose Joseph Mason Esq r . Moderator of S J Meeting. 

C Joseph Mason Esq* ^| Voted and Chofe 

1- j j r r Nath 1 . Harris Esq r Joserh Mason 

0t c ^1? f ° r 1 Dea : John Coollidge I Esq' Town Clerk 
ie.e::.T.er. Arr T - .-d • ^ * .-. -r-.,- 



M r . T :r.^s E-:r.d ic Tzv.t. 

M r Oliver Livermore J Treafurer. 



Voted and Chofe M r . John Taynter Conitable. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to Choofe 
a Second Conftable and the Vote past in the Affirmative 

Voted and Chofe M r Simon Coollidge. 2 d Conftable who made 
his plea against Serving. And the Town by a Vote Dismist him. 



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Voted and Chofe M r Benjamin Haftings to be a Conftable. 

M r John Taynter refused to Serve and promifed to pay his fine. 

Voted and Chofe M r Sam 1 . Hager to be a Conftable. 

f Cor*. Henry Bright 
Voted and Chofe for Afsefsors X M r Ebenez r Goddard 

(^Joseph Mason Esq r . 
Voted and Chofe M r John Haftings Seler of Leather. 
Voted and Chofe Mifs rs Nath 1 . Norcrofs & And? White jun r . to 
be fence Viewers. 

{Daniel Bond 
Jona": Church 
Jos: Harrington 

Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j j^^J" 8 

Voted and Chofe Henry Goddin & Joseph Whitney to be 
Hogrieves. 

Voted and Chofe M r John Brown Measfurer of Timb r . 
Voted and Chofe M r Ebenezer Hastings to be Saxton. 
Voted that Swine run at Large & to be regulated According to 
Law 

The List of y e Names of Perfons for Petit Juriors were Approved 
of by a Vote. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of One hundred and Twenty five 
pounds to the Rev d M r Seth Storer. (According to Contract) it 
being for one Quarter of a year paft to the firft of March Currant, 
And for the prefent Year, the year begining the firft of this Inftant 
March. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Seventy five pounds as An 
Addition to the Rev d M r Storers Salery. viz 1 , fifteen pounds for the 
Quarter past, and Sixty pounds for the year Currant. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Seventy five pounds for the 
Supporte of the Grammer and Englifh School viz 1 , fifteen pounds 
for the time paft and Sixty pounds for the Year Currant, (from 
y e firft of March Currant) 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirty pounds for the Support 
of y e poor. 

(the Com tee Chofen to proportion the Acc ts . Between the Town 
Made report of their doings to the Town And Watertowns propor- 
tion to pay of y e Debts was Ninty one pounds five and 3 d as ^ 
S d report more fully Appears.) 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Ninty one pounds five Shillings 
and 3 d to help pay & Satiffy the Debts due from y e Towns afore d 
which is Watertowns proportion According to y e Com tees . Reporte. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of five pounds for to repair the 
Minifteral Houfe 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty pounds to be Improved 
in y e furth 6 fencing y e Miniftrial plac 

Voted y* the Sexton be paid by a rate: Voted and Granted the 



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Sum of Six pounds for the Sexton. Voted and Granted y e Sum 
of fourty Shillings to procure Stocks for y e Town 

125- 
75- 
75- 
3° 

9 I --5--3 
5- 

20- .. - .. 
6- .. - .. 
2- .. - .. 

429- -5- -3 

[175] 

Voted and Chofe Mifs™. Jona n : Bemis Richard Clerk & Daniel 
Whitney to be A Committee to take Effectual Care to Repaire the 
Minifteral houfe And for the further fencing of the Miniftearal 
place. 

The Committes Report. 

We the Subfcribers the Com tees . of Watertown and Waltham who 
were Chofen to Proportion the Acc 15 . of Sundry Perfons & which 
have been Laid before the Towns and Accepted &c. Having 
taken that Truft upon us, met on S d . Affair, And the S d Acc ts . and 
the Proportion of Each Town to pay of S d Acc ts . is as follow's viz*. 

The Acc 1 . Bro 1 . by the Selectmen rec d of Sundry Perfons at a 
Meeting of the Selectmen of Both Towns, on the 6 lh of Feb y 
1737/8. viz 1 . 

M r . John Bemis his Acc*. £2- ..- .. 

Allin Flagg's Acc 1 ..- .4- .. 

Eph m . Cutter .1-10- .. 

Ed w . Harrington ..- .8- .. 

Cap*. Sam 1 . Garfield .1- .. - .. 

M r W™ Williams .2-11-.. 

Jofeph Prieft .3- .2- .6 

Isaac Stearns .. - .3- .. 

John Dix .1- .. -.. 

Benj n . Haftings .2- .. -.. 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r John Haftings and 

Sam 1 . Livermore Afsefsors .3- ..- .. 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r Sam 1 . Livermore & 

Nath 1 Coollidge Afsefsors .6- 18- .. 

Sam 1 . Livermore his Acc 1 . .4- 12-.. 



The Com tee . for Selling the Land to the 
High Way's their Acc 1 . £47- -4~ -6 

M r Hopftill Mead 30- .. - .. 

Jabez Stratton 11-.8-.6 
Tho s : Bisco ..-.7- .6 

Joseph Garfield .3--4-.. 



£ 2 8- .8- .6 



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The Ballance Due to Sam 1 . Pierce & others .7- .2-.. 
Doc 1 . Jofiah Convers .3- .6- .. 

Henry Spring Juner .. - 10- .6 

Joseph Mason Executor on W- Shattuck 
Estate .. - .5- .6 

George Harrington Jun r ..- .7- .. 



;£io3-i5-.6 



Allen Flagg .1-.3-.6 
Town way in Waltham 30- .. - .. 

To Rob 1 . Gage, Due to him on Ace* of 
John Bacon Ten Months .8- .6- .8 ^.39-10 .2 

Sum total ;£i7i-i4-.2 

Which Sum of One hundred Seventy one pounds 
fourteen Shillings and two pence, Being Proportioned 
Between the two Town's aboves d . 

According to the Precinct Invoices, 
it Appears that Watertown's part or pro- 
portion thereof to pay is £91- .5- -3 

Waltham's part or proportion thereof 
to pay is ;£8o- .8- .1 1 

~ ^i7i-i 4 -.2 
* Joseph Mason j Commtee Watertown> 
Jonas Bond ) 
Daniel Benjamin ^ 

Thomas Hammond > Com tee : for Waltham. 
Sam 1 . Livermore J 
March 9 th . 1737 

[176] 

Midd x : fs. To M r John Stowel Conftable of Watertown &c. 
You are hereby required to Notify the Several Perfons here- 
after Named to Appear before the Selectmen at the Dwelling 
houfe of M r . John Brown Inholder in S d Town on Fryday the 
Seventeenth day of March Currant at three of y e Clock afternoon 
in Order to take their Oaths to the refpeclive offices they are 
Chofen to. viz 1 . 

M r Benjamin Hastings Conftable. 

M r Sam 1 . Hager Conftable. 

Cor 1 Henry Bright \ Afsefsors 
M r Ebenez' Goddard C Alselsors - 



M r John Haftings Sealer of Leather. 
M r Nath 1 . Norcrofs 
M r And w . White jun 
M r Daniel Bond 

M r Jona n . Church ^ Surveyers 
M r Joseph Harrington J 

^.f^Be ^ }Tythin gm e, 



I Fence Viewers. 

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M r Henry Goddin ) TT 

M r Joseph Whitney [ Hogrieves. 

M r John Brown Meafurer of Timber. Hereof fail not and make 
return hereof to the Selectmen before the time of S d Meeting 
Dated at Watertown March 13 th . 1737/8 

Joseph Mason Town Clerk. 

March the 17 th : 1737/8 the Above Named Perfons Except 
Cor* Henry Bright were all Sworn ^ Nath 1 . Harris Justice of peace. 

March 21. 1737/8 Joseph Mason Esq r . was Sworn to the 
Offices of Town Clerk, Town Treafurer, And Afsefsor. By Nath 1 . 
Harris Jus 4 of peace. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown March 27. 1738. 
To Appoint the Surveyers of y e Highway's their Divifions or 
Deftricts for y e repairing and Amending the High ways &c. The 
Selectmen Appointed Jonathan Church Surveyer his Divifion or 
Deftrict to be as follow's. viz 1 . Begining at the Country Roade 
against M r Eb r : Goddards, and So from thence in the Lane or way 
Leading by y e Meeting houfe and So to Cambridge Line by Tho s . 
Wellingtons Gate. All y* Lane or way and all the Town ways and 
Publick Roads to y e Eaftward of S d Lane. 

The Selectmen Appointed Daniel Bond Surveyer his Divifion 
or Deftricl: to be as follow's, viz*. The Country Road from Eben r . 
Goddards to Walthum Line, alfo the Publick Roads & Ways on 
the South Side thereof Alfo the Town way Leading by M r Taynters 
and So to Waltham Line by M r . Jona n . Bemis's. 

The Selectmen Appointed Joseph Harrington Survey 1 " His Divif- 
ion or Diftrict to be the High way from Bisco's Corner by the 
Meeting houfe Lane to Waltham Line Near Jofliua Warrins the 
Publick Way Leading down Elbo Hill to Waltham line alfo the 
way under the Rocks (So called) to Cambridge line Near Tho s . 
Wellingtons alfo down to S d Wellingtons Great Gate. Alfo the 
Town way down by Daniel Whitneys to the Schoolhoufe, alfo 
the way Leading by Jofhua Warrins Jun r down to y e Corner of 
Whitneys Land. 

Ordred the Clerk to give Each Surveyer a Copy of their Divifion, 
(which was done Accordingly) 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed w th M r Nath 1 . Harrington 
to keep y e Grammer and Englifh Schooll in S d Town, for one Year 
for the Sum of Sixty pounds, the Year to begin the firft day of 
March Current. 

Ordred 

[177] 

Ordred the Clerk to write a warrant Directed to one of y e Con- 
ftables, to Warn Mary Pirkins a widow woman who Came from 
Boston in the County of Suffolk on or about the Twelfth day Jan y 
Laft who refides at Benj n Haftings. Alfo One Sampfon a lame 
Negro man who came from Providence in the Govern^, of Rhode 



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Island Some time in y e Month of Jan y . or Feb ry . Laft and who 
refides w ,h M r Mathew Ellis in S' 1 Town. 

Midd x : fs. To M r . Benj. Hastings Conftable of Watertown in 
s d County Greeting. 
Whereas y e Selectmen of s d Town are informed that there is 
one Mary Pirkens a widow woman come to Dwell in s d 
Watertown who came Laft from Boston in the County of 
Suffolk on or about y e Twelfth of Jan y Laft past, and Now 
refides at y e Dwelling houfe of you y e S d Benj. Hastings, 
the Selectmen are alfo informed that there is one Sampfon 
a Lame Negro man come to Dwell in S d Watertown, who 
Came Laft from Providence in y e Goverm 1 . of Rhoad Island 
Some time in y e Month of Jan y or feb y . Laft past (as y e 
Selectmen are informed) who refides Now w th . M r . Mathew 
Ellis at y e Dwelling houfe He Lives in in S d Town the 
Circumftances of y e s d perfons are Such y l y e Selectmen 
refuse to Accept of them to be Inhab ts . of s d Town fearing 
y l they may be chargble to y e Town. 
These are therefore in his Maj es . Name to will and require You 
y e S d Conftable forthw th to Warne the S d Mary Pirkens and y e s d 
Sampfon to Depart forthwith out of Said Watertown and No 
longer to refide there in the Selectmen refufing to Accept of y m . 
to be Inhab ts . as afores d . Hereof fail not and Make return of 
this Warrant and Your doings there on to the Town Clerk before 
the Eleventh day of April Next. Dated at Watertown March 30 th . 
in the Eleventh Year of His Maj es . Reighn A.D. 1738. 

^ order of the Selectmen, 

Joseph Mason Clerk. 

Midd\ fs. Watertown April 11 th . 1738. 

Pursuant to this Warrant to me Directed I have 
Notifyed y e with in Named Perfons forth with to 
Depart out of Watertown and no longer to refide 
there, by reading the within written unto Each of 
them. 

Benjamin Haftings Conftable of Watertown. 

Caution Entred at the Court of Sefsions at Cambridge in 
May 1738 

March — The Selectmen Agree'd w th . M r . Thomas Bifco to keep 
y e Widow Webb at Six . Shillings ^ week from the Twenty firft of 
March 1737/8 
[178] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the Eleventh 
day of April A.D. 1738. At the Houfe of Nath 1 . Harrises Esq r . 

The Selectmen then Agreed with M r W- Lawrance for the 
Space of one Quarter of a Year, to Alow S d Lawrance the Sum of 
Nine Shillings P r . Week from the fourteenth Day of this Inftant 
April, to Board and provide Victualls, Drink, and Warning con- 



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veniant and Necefsary for Margret Warrin a poor and Need 
Perfon, and alfo that S d Lawrance receive into his Cuftodie what 
Estate of Goods Chattels &:c that belongs to S 1 Margret Warrin, 
and that 3' Lawrance give Accompt to y e Selectmen of Watenown 
what things he receives «Scc. 

The Selectmen alfo Agreed to preambulate the Bounds of the 
Town on Tuefday the Twenty- fifth of this Inftant April, and to 
give Notice to the Selectmen of Cambridge to Attend S d preambu- 
lation at Eight of y* clock in the fore Noon of S 1 Day (by those 
they May Appoint) at the Southeasterly Corner by Charles River. 
And to Notify the Selectmen of Waltham to Attend S d preambula- 
tion as afores d at the Northerly Corner Next Cambridge Line. At 
Eleven of y* Clock in the forenoon of y* Afore S d Day, And alfo to 
Notify the Selectmen of Newton to Attend S d preambulation at 
five of y* Clock in the Afternoon of S d Day to meet at the Dwelling 
houfe of M r Rich 1 Park. And Appointed M r Jonas Bond and M r 
Oliver Livermore to preambulate as afores 1 . 

The Selectmen Agreed alio to give M r Josiah Pern,- Sealer of 
waites Meaiurers an Order to receive into his Custody the 
weights and Meafures Belonging to Said Town. 



Watertown May the 3 d : 173S. At a Meeting of the Selectmen 
of the Town at the Dwelling houfe of Deacon John Coollidge. 
The Selectmen then Agreed to give out Warrants to y Several 
Conftables in s d Town to Warn all the Freeholders and other 
Inhab 3 of s d Town who are Quallifyed by Law to Vote in the 
Choice of a Reprefentative : To meet at the publick Meeting houfe 
in S 1 Town, on Munday the fifteenth day of May Currant at four 
of the Clock in the After noon To Elect & Depute one perfon to 
Reprefent Said Town in the Great and General Court, for his 
Majesty's Province of y* Massachusetts in New England for 
year Infuing. 

At S : Meeting the Selectmen Agreed w~. M r Jacob Hill to See 
him paid the Sum of Twelve millings p r . week for keeping a 
feemale Child of John Maddocks from this day untill further 
Orders, the S d Child being called Ruttu 



To M r Benjamin Haftings Constable of Watertown. 

These are in his Majesty's Name to Will and Require You 
forthwith to warn the Freeholders and other Inhab 3 of S d Town 
Eafterly of \~ way Leading from Kings Common to Charles River 



Nathaniel Harris^ 
John Coollidge ! 
Jonas Bond 
Oliver Livermore J 




Nath 1 . Harris 
John Coollidge 
Jonas Bond 
Oliver Livermore 



y Selectmen 



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that have An Estate of freehold within this Province or Territory 
at fourty Shillings p r Anum at the leaft. or other Estate to the 
Value of fifty Pounds Stearling, to meet at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in S d Town on Munday the fifteenth day of May Currant at 
foure of the Clock in the afternoon of s d Day then and there to 
Ellect and Depute One perfon being a freeholder and refident in 
S d Town To Serve for and Reprefent them in a great and General 
Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened held and kept for 
his Maj es . Service at the Court houfe in Boston upon Wedenfday 
the Thirty first day of May Currant. Hereof fail not but make 
due return of this order and Your doings y r on to the Town Clerk 
or Some of y e Selectmen at Leaft four hours before the time of 
S d Meeting. Given under our hands the third day of May Anno 
Domini 1738. 

Nath 1 . Harris 

John Coollidge 

Jonas Bond 

Oliver Livermore ^ 
The Selectmen Isued out one other Warrant Directed to Samuel 
Hager Conftable of Watertown to warn the other part of the Town 
in the Tenner Above S d . and Signed by y e Selectmen. Att\ Joseph 
Mason Clerk. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the fifteenth day of 
May Anno Domini 1738. At S d Meeting the Inhab ts . Did Ele& 
and Depute M r Jonas Bond to Serve for and Reprefent them at a 
great and General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened 
held and kept for his Majesty's Service at the Court houfe in 
Boston on Wednefday the 31 of May Currant. 

May 8 th : 1738. • At a Meeting of y e Selectmen. Agreed y* Benj n 
Haftings be defired to take the care of y e Great Bridge over 
Charles River in S d Town to Mend the Same as y r Shall be 
Ocation, and to bring in An Acc 1 of his Labour to y e Selectmen 
in ord r for paym*, Agreed y t y e Selectmen Meet at John Browns on 
y e 22 day of May Currant at one of y e Clock after Noon in Ord r 
to Confider what is proper to be done as to y e Repairing of y e 
Great Bridge. And y l y e Clerk Notify y e Selectmen of Waltham 
& Wefton of S d Meeting that they meet the Selectmen of Water- 
town at time & place on S d Affair if they Se meet. 
[18©] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Wefton and 
Waltham at M r John Browns in S d Watertown on the 22 day of 
May 1738: To Confider what is Necefsary to be done as to the 
Repairing of y e Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown. 

It was Agreed by the Selectmen of S d Towns to procure So 
Much pine Timb r . of a foot Square as to Cover the Middle pier of 
S d Bridge, S d Timb r . to be Split and Laid on to the Bridge Six 
Inches in thicknefs. M r Benj n . Hastings of Watertown being 



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prefent y* s f Selectmen defired him to Make Enquirey whether 
Such Timb r . is to be had and at what price, and if Such Timb r . 
can be had reaionably. the S d Selectmen defired M r Josiah Cool- 
lidge one of y Selectmen of Wefton and M r . Benj. Hastings to 
procure the Same : they to be furniihed with mone therefore out 
of y Treafureys of S 1 Town's. 

the S 1 Selectmen defired M r . Benj 1 : Hastings to take care of y* 
S d Bridge the Mean While. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 23 d Day of 
June 1738. It being Signified to the Selectmen by M r Jona 11 Brown 
of S 1 Town in writing und r his hand That Samuel Stouel and 
familie was Come to live in Watertown at one of his Dwelling: 
homes in S 1 Town who Came from Waltham to Watertown the 
23"' day of May Laft. And by John Jenifon that he had taken to 
live with him one Rob : . Crow a Lad who came from Salem in the 
County- of Elsex 

Alfo the Selectmen are Informed that there is one Debroh 
Stratton Wife of one Jonathan Stratton come to dwel in Watertown 
who came laft from Hopkenton Some time in April laft paft. And 
refides w* her Father M r Ep3 Cutter of S 1 Watertown. the Select- 
men fearing y e the aboves 1 perfons may prove Chargable to 
Town Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants to y" Conftables of 
s d Town to warn the afores 1 Samuel Stouel Wife familie Rob : 
Crow <Sc Deborah Stratton forth with to Depart out of S 1 Water- 
town the Selectmen refuf ing to Accept of them to be Inhab 3 . in s d 
Town. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay out of the Last Town Rate or 
Afefin 1 To the Sundry- Perfons to whom the Town is Indebted 
whole Acc H have been Alowed 6c Money Granted to Satisfy them, 
what is Justly due to them. 

Alfo to pay or Caufe to be paid the Sum of Two hundred 
pounds To the Rev 1 M r . Seth Storer as it be comes due it being 
So much Granted him as his Salery one Year Quarter. 

And to M r Nath 1 . Harrington Schoolmafter the Sum of Seventy 
tive pounds as it becomes due. 

Ordred 

[181] 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay to Rich- Foster Esc r Sherrilt the 
Sum of fifty- four Shillings it being the charge Aiifing on Acc £ of 

Town being prefented. Alfo to Maj r . Brattle Attorney Twenty 
Shillings. 

The Selectmen having recived the List of thofe perfons 
that were Licenced to be Inholders Laft year viz : . the Widow 
Mary Coollidge Thomas Saltmarfh & John Brown. Agreed to 
return the Lilt, with their Approbation of y e Same perfons to 
be Inholders this prefent Year. 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . Made Application to the Selectmen, for 
their Approbation To be A Retailer for this prefent Year, L'pon 



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Confideration that it might be a benefit to y e Publick, gave their 
Confent and Accordingly recommended him as a Sutable perfon. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen on the 27 th of June 1738. At the 
Dwelling houfs of Joseph Mason Esq r . 

M r . Timothy Winn of Wobourn having Appli'd to y e Selectmen 
of Watertown On Acc 1 . of Mary Maddocks the Wife of John Mad- 
docks who is at prefent at his houfe, And Informed them that the 
Selectmen of Wobourn would order her return to Watertown in 
cafe the Selectmen would not give Security to Indemnify Woburn 
the S d Winn further Informed the Selectmen that M rs Maddocks 
was Very well Contended at his houfe but that he Could not keep 
her without Some recompence, and was willing to keep her at Ten 
lhillings p r Week. The Sele6tmen having taken the Matter into 
Confideration, thought (all things Confidred) that it would be 
prudence and beft for Watertown that She Continue at s d W T inn's 
(She being so well contented there) and y e Selectmen Agreed that 
when y e s d Win Sh ld come again, and Se caufe to keep the S d 
Maddocks that he S ld till further Ord r of the Selectmen At as low 
a Rate as the Selectmen Can Agree w th him for. 

At Said Meeting Agreed that M r John Coollidge Jun r Should 
take the Child of John Maddocks that is at Jacob Hills for one 
Quarter M rs Coollidge offring to keep it for Ten Shillings p r week 
w ch is Two Shillings lefs then now it is keept At. unlefs Mrs Hill 
will keep it for the Same Sum p r week and if so then y e s d Hill to 
keep y e s d Child untill further Order of the Selectmen. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay to M r Benj n : Haftings what money 
will be Watertowns part or what will be Necefsary to pay for the 
Timb r . that is Spoken for and Expected for y e Great Bridge. 

Caution was Entred at Ct the Sefions at Concord Sep r . 1738. 
Againft Sam 1 . Stouel & Familie & Crow 

[182] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of M r Jonas Bonds 
On the 24 day of August 1738. The Selectmen being Informed 
by M r Bond who had Spoake with M rs . Hill who has for Some 
time kept a Young Child belonging to John Maddocks (at y e charge 
of the Town) that Shee Could Not keep Said Child Any Longer 
At S d Meeting M rs Mercy Coollidge the Wife of M r John Coollidge 
Jun r . Appearing offred to take y e S d Child for one Quarter of a 
Year At Eight Shillings per week, the Selectmen Accordingly 
Agreed that y e Said M rs Coollidge Should take Said Child and look 
well After it at Eight Shillings ^ week for one Quarter of a Year 
the Quarter to begin the 28 Day of this Inftant August. Extre- 
ordnary to be Allowed for over and above y e Eight Shilling ^ week. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Nath 1 . Harris 
Esq r . on the fourth day of Sep r . 1738. Agreed with M r Timothy 
Winn of Wobourn to keep M rs Mary Maddocks (y e Wife of John 
Maddocks) who is at his houfe and provid well for her Meat 



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Drink Wafhing and Lodging at Ten Shillings per week till further 
Order of the Selectmen. To w ch y e S d Winn Confented. 

The Selectmen being Informed by M re . Mercy Coollidge that 
the poor Child belonging to M r Maddocks that is with her at the 
Towns Charge wants Sundry things of Necefsity of Clothing for 
it's Comfort, 

Ordred that M re Coollidge procure what is Xecefsary for s d 
Child, And Lay her Acc ts . thereof before the Selectmen, that care 
may be taken y* She may be recompenced. 

Ordred the Clerk to write a fue lines to the Selectmen of 
Waltham to lay before their Town at their Next Meeting for 
granting Money, the Matter of the Reprefentatives pay for the 
Laft year which is Set wholey to Watertown, to Se whether they 
will Grant so much Money as to Anfwer their proportion of s d 
Reprefentatives pay. 

Which was done in the words following. 

To the Selectmen of Waltham. 

Gentle a : According to the Terms on which the Town was 
Divided the Reprefentatives pay for the last Year Ought to have 
been proportioned, And Set to Each Town Accordingly but So it 
is, that the whole (Amounting to Eight pounds Twelve Shillings 
New Tenner) is Set to Watertown. 

The Selectmen of Watertown therefore Defire that You would 
pleafe to lay the Matter before your Town at their Next Meeting 
for Granting Money. To Se whether they will Grant So much as 
will Anfwer their proportion of S d Sum And order the Same to be 
paid into Watertown's Treafurey. 

order of y e Selectmen. 

Watertown Sep r . 4. 1738. Joseph Mason Town Clerk. 

[183] 

At a Selectmen's Meeting at the Houfe of Joseph Mason Esq r . 
on the 20 th . of Sep r . 1738. M rs Simon Coollidge of Watertown 
being pfent, the Selectmen Agree'd w th S d . Coollidge to take & 
keep Mary Maddocks the wife of John Maddocks who is at prefent 
a Town Charge at Eight Shillings & Six pence ^ week for a 
Quarter of a Year and to provide for Sutable Meat drink Warning 
& Lodging dureing y e s d Term, the S d Quarter to begin the Twenty 
third of this Inftant Sep r . S d Coollidge to fetch y e s d Man- Mad- 
docks from M r Tim y : Wins at Wobourn and to be Allow'd y r for 
and if any thing Extreordinary as Sicknefs &c S ld hapen within y e 
Term S d Coollidge to be Allow'd Reafonable Satisfaction for his 
Trouble. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Deacon John Coollidges on y e 
27 th of Sep r . 1738. Ordred the Treafurer to pay to Jacob Hill 
the Sum of three pounds out of y e fines rec d for the poor. &c 
towards paying him for keeping a poor Child of John Maddocks. 
the Selectmen having Information y* One Allen Brown come to 
refide in Watertown who Came from Boston in y e County of 



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Suffolk Some time in July Laft paft who refides at y e houfe of 
Jn° Stouel, y e Selectmen fearing he may prove A Charge to y e 
Town. Ordred y e Clerk to Ifue out a warrant to warn the S d 
Brown forth with to Depart out of Watertown. 

which was don Accordingly, & y e warrant Return 'd, & Caution 
Entred againft S d Brown at Decem br . Court Charlftown, 
Att r J. Mason. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jonas Bond's on y e 20 th day 
of Novemb r . 1738. Ordred y e Clerk to Isue out a Warrant 
directed to y e Conftables of Watertown to warn the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of S d Town who are Quallifyed to Vote in 
Town Affairs to meet at the publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on 
Munday y e 20 th of this Inftant Novemb r . at one of the Clock in y e 
Afternoon for y e Ends following viz 1 . 

1. Whereas the Town of Watertown is Served with Copy's of 
Two Petitions y* have been preferred to y e Great & General Court 
by a Numb r . of y e Inhab ts . of Several Towns, and a Numb r . of 
Indians belonging to Natick relating to the fish being Stop't from 
runing up Chads River in Watertown, To hear S d Petitions, and 
for the Town to Act w l they shall judge most prop r & Convenient 
relating to S d Petitions. 

2. To hear the Petition of M r Ebenezer Thornton praying that 
y e Town would Either Sell or let to him y* part of y e old Road 
between his houfe & barn, And the town to Act y r pleafure there on. 

3. To hear the reporte or Scheeme propofed by y e Committes 
chofen by Several Towns to take into Confederation y e Errecting 
of a work houfe, which they have Agreed to recommend to y e 
Inhab ts . of y r refpective Towns, And for the Town to Act and do 
what they Shall Judge prop r & Expedient to be done with relation 
to y e same. — (Warrants was Isued out Accordingly See files) — 
Ordred y e Clerk to Ifue out a warrant to warne Rachal Babbecum. 
& Rebecca Miriam who came from Boston in y e County of Suffolk 
abo 1 . y e 18 th . of Sep r . Laft, y e S d Babbecum refides at Joshua 
Learneds, & y e s d Miriam & John Stouels, y r Circumftances being 
Such y r y e Selectmen refuse to Accept of y m as Inhab ts of water- 
town fearing y y will prove a Charge to y e Town, (warrant was 
Isued out Accordingly) 

Orded y y Treaf r to pay to Benj n . Haftings Twelve pounds to 
wards Satiifying his Acc ts for work done at y e Great Bridge. 
[184] 

At a General Meeting of y e Freehold 65 . & oth r Inhab ts . of y e 
Town of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs At y e 
Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday y e 20 th . of Novemb r . 
1738. 

Voted and Chofe Nath 1 . Harris Esq r Moderator for s d Meeting. 

Voted and Adjorned this Meeting & y e further Buifhefs thereof 
to Munday y e 27 th . of Novemb r . Currant at Twelve of y e Clock of 
y e Day. 



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At a Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhab" 5 . of y e Town 
of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs on y e 27 th . of 
Novemb r . 1738 at y e publick Meeting houfe in S d Town by 
Adjournm 1 . 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond (our prefent Reprefentative) 
To reprefent y e S d Town and to make Anfwer in behalf of y e Town 
at y e Great & General Court of y e Province of y e Mafsachufetts 
Bay. to Two Certain Petitions Exhibeted to S d Court Againft Some 
of y e Inhabitants of s d Watertown for Stoping the Courfe of fish in 
Charls River upon the Mill dam in S d Town One of w* is Signed 
by Sundry Perfons belonging to y e Town of Newton Xeadham 
We (ton Medfield, & Sherbourn y e Other Petition being Signed by 
a Numb', of Indians belonging to Natuck. 

Voted that y e Town will choofe a Committee to take into 
Confideration y e Petition of M r Ebenezer Thornton and to View y e 
Land prayed for and to reporte w* they Shall think prop 1 to be 
done in Anfwer to y e prayer of s d Petition at y e Next Town Meet- 
ing, and y c M r Thornton have Liberty to Improve y e Land prayed 
for in y e s d Petition in y e meane time. 

Voted and Chofe for S d Committee Deacon John Coollidge 
Deacon Nathan Fiske & M r Jonas Bond. 

The Reporte of y e Committes Appointed by this <Sc other 
Neighbouring Towns to Confer together relating to y e Build- 
ing of a work houfe, at y e joint Charge & for y e Common 
Benefit of y s Towns y l S ld be Concerned in y e undertaking 
being this day prefented to y e S d Inhabitants for y r Approba- 
tion and Acceptance, After reading y e same and a debate had 
thereon 

Voted that y e S d Reporte be Accepted and that this Town will 
joine with y e Town of Cambridge Waltham Newton Wefton & 
Lexington in Bulding a work houfe of y e form & Dimentions 
propofed and will bare our proportion of y e Charge thereof and of 
Such other Expence as may be Needful in order fully to Compleat 
y e Defign or Undertaking Agreeable to y e Several propofalls Con- 
tained in y e s d Reporte. 

Voted that Deacon John Coollidge with Such as Shall (for y t 
purpofe) be Appointed by y e Several Towns before named (other 
Towns to Chofe one) be a Comm tee . to See to a work houfe be 
Errected in Such part of Watertown or Waltham as y e Committee 
(or Major part of them) Shall Judge moft Commodious and this 
with all Convenant Speed and likewife to purchafe Land for y* 
Accommodation of S d Houfe, and to receive a good Sz Sufficiant 
Deed or Deeds (of Conveyance) of y* same (for y e L'fe afores d ) for 
and on behalfe of y e Towns Concerned other Towns to pay towards 
y* purchafe of y 6 Land & Building of y e Houfe in proportion as y y 
are Rated in y e Province Tax and their Intereft therein to be in 
y e Same proportion. 

Alfo Voted that y e Reprefentatives of y e Several Towns Con- 
cerned be Defired to Apply to y s Great & General Court for a 



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Law to be Made, that may be proper and Needfull in this Occa- 
tion, that So y e Undertaking may be better and more Effectually 
Anfwer y e good Ends propofed by it. Provided that y e Towns 
afores d Each of y m come into and pafs Voted of y e Like Tenour 
or Import with thefe forgoing. 

Nath 1 . Harris Moderator. 

[183] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Nath 1 . Harris Esq r on y e i st day 
of Jan y : 1738. 

The Selectmen having Information that y r is Sundry Perfons 
Come to refide in Watertown viz 1 . W- Ward who came Laft from 
Cambridge Some time in Aug st . Laft paft who refides at David 
Sangers. the Widow Briant who Came from y e Town of 

Waymouth in County of Suffolk Some time in November Laft who 
refides at y e Houfe of John Stouel, the Widow Rufsel & her 

Son Rufsel who came from Bofton in y e County of Suffolk 

afores d Some time in Novemb r . laft, & y y refide at M r . Ebenez r 
Thorntons, alfo John Williams (a lad) who Came from Boston 
afores d Some time in Aug st . Laft who refides at y e Houfe of John 
Brown the Selectmen fearing they may prove a Charge to Water- 
town — Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to warn y e Afore 
S d Pfons to depart forthwith out of Watertown (wch was done 
Accordingly) 

At s d Meeting the Selectmen Appointed to meet on Munday y e 
15 th of January Currant at M r Thomas Harringtons Inhold r . in 
Waltham at Twelve of y e Clock in order to meet w th y e Selectmen 
of s d Waltham to Confer About matters y l relate to both Towns. 
And at two of y e Clock of S d Day to meet y e Selectmen of Wefton 
& Waltham in Order to Adjust Accompts relating to y e Great 
Bridge in Watertown, And Def ired the Clerk to Send Notifications 
of s d Meetings to y e Selectmen of both Towns to Defire their 
Company. 

(w ch was done Accordingly) 
At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown On the Eight day 
of January 1738 At Joseph Mafons. Esq r . Jonathan Church of S d 
Town having made his Complaint to y e Selectmen that there is 
Two Children of John Maddocks viz 1 . Jofhua & Daniel Maddocks 
whom he has Supported a long time S d Jn£ Maddocks being und r 
Such Circumftances that He y e S d Church w ld . keep y e S J Children 
no longer therefore Apply'd to y e Selectmen to take y e Care of 
them. The Selectmen being Concerned for the poor Children, Did 
Defire S d Church to keep them till they could git places for them. 
And having found a good Mafter for Jofhua the Eldeft Child who 
is abo 1 . five years & five months Old, viz 1 . M r Marret Munrow of 
Lexington who has the Carrecter of a Honeft Religious Pfon and 
where it is likely the Child will be well Educated. The Selectmen 
Accordingly at this Meeting with the Confent of Two Justices 
Bound out y e S d Joshua to y e S d Munro untill he Shall Arive at 
Twenty one Years of Age. 



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M r Stephen Palmer of Cambridge being prefent at this Meeting 
Informed the Selectmen that He had Some Estate in his hands 
belonging to Said John Maddocks And offred to take the other 
Child Daniel who is between three & four Years old, and Support 
it So long as there remains any Estate of s d Maddocks in his 
hands. The Selectmen Confidering M r Palmer was a Pfon who 
was S d Maddocks friend & Attorney, thot it might be very Accep- 
table to S d Maddocks as well as the Child well taken care of, Did 
therefore advife there to & Defired M r Palmer to take y e Child as 
he had offred. 
[186] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown and Waltham at M r 
Thomas Harringtons in S d Waltham On y e fifteenth day of January 
A.D. 1738. Whereas the Debts y* were due from Watertown 
before it was Divided into Two Seperate Towns, and which were 
Allowed of by Each Town After Divifion were proportioned 
between S 1 Towns by Committees of Each Town Chofen for that 
End, the Report of S d Comm tees . was Accepted by Each Town As 
by record Appears And According to S' 1 Reporte the whole Sum 
of the Debts Ammounted to One hundred & Seventy one pounds 
fourteen Shillings & 2 d . W T atertowns Proportion to pay of S d 
Sum According to S d . Report is Ninety one pounds five Shillings 
and 3 d . And Walthams Proportion to pay of S d Sum is Eighty 
Pounds Eight Shillings & n d The S d Towns having Each of 
them Granted their Proportions as Afores d , And there being 
Sundry Perfons in Each Town to whom money is due from S d 
Towns, Now for the More Eafy & Speedy paym' of y e Debts 
aboves d . proportioned as afores d . The Selectmen of Both Towns 
do Agree to y e Scheeme following viz 1 . 

That y e Selectmen of Watertown do Order their Town Treafurer 
to pay or caufe to be paid out of Watertowns proportion aboves d 
to the Sundry Perfons under Nam'd the Several Sums Affixed to 
their Names viz 1 . 



To Nath 1 . Harris Esq r ye Sum of 


£14- 


.1— 


. 1 


To y e Ex rs of Tho s Coollidge Dec d 


•9- 


■9- 


. 1 


To Jabez Stratton of Sherbourn 


1 1- 


.8- 


.6 


To Doctor Convers 


•3- 


.6- 




To W™ Williams 


.2- 


1 1- 




To Ep™ Cutter 


. 1- 


10- 




To John Haftings 


. 1— 






To Nath 1 . Coollidge 


.2— 


"e- 




To y e heirs of Sam 1 . Pierce Dec d 


.2- 


•7- 


•4 


To Sam 1 . Brown Com tee . man 


.2- 


•7- 


•4 


To Tho s Bisco 




•7- 


.6 


To Henry Spring Jun r 




10- 


6 


To Joseph Mafon 




•5- 


.6 


To Benf. Haftings 


.2— 






To Ed w . Harrington 




.8- 





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To Hopftill Meed 30- .. - .. 

To y e perfon who Shall be agreed w th & Shall 

make the Wall between y e way and Allen 

Flaggs Land y e Sum of Seven pounds 7/5 

part of y e ,£30 Granted for S d way .7- .7- .5 

£91- -5- -3 

That the Selectmen of Waltham Do Order Their Town Treaf- 
urer to pay or Caufe to be paid out of Walthams Proportion 
Abovefaid to y e Several Perfons Undernamed the Several Sums 
Afhrxed to their refpective Names, viz*. 



To Deacon William Brown y e Sum of 


£ .9- 


•7- 


.1 


1U JUllctO OMIlLll L11C OU.111 KJJl 


•9~ 


19- 


. 1 


To Sam 1 . Livermore 


15- 


1 2— 


.2 


To Tho* Harrington (Com tee man) 


.2— 


•7- 


•4 


To John Bemis 


.2- 






To Allen Flagg 


. 1- 


•7- 


.6 


To Cap 1 Sam 1 Garfield 


. 1— 






To Joseph Prieft 


•3- 


.2- 


.6 


To Isaac Stearns 




•3- 




To John Dix 


.1— 






To Joseph Garfield 


•3- 


•4- 




To y e Heirs of Geo: Harrington Dec d 




•7- 




To Rob 1 . Gage of Wefton 


.8- 


.6- 


.8 


To John Ball part of y e 30^ granted for the way 








in Waltham 


•5- 






To the Perfon who Shall be Agree'd with & Shall 








make y e Wall between the Town way and Allen 








Flaggs &c the Sum of Seventeen pounds 12/7 
part of y e ^30 w ch was Allow'd for S d way 








17- 


12- 


•7 




£80- 


.8-. 


1 1 



And further it is Agree'd by the Selectmen Aboves d , That the 
Town Treafurer of Waltham aboves d Shall return the receipts of y e 
Several payments of y e s d Eighty Pounds 8/11 to S d Watertown 's 
Treafurer to barr any further Demands of S d Sum or any part 
thereof from Watertown, And the Treafurer of Waltham to receive a 
proper Difcharge of S d Eighty pounds 8 / 1 1 from Watertown y l So 
for the future there may be no Contest relating to y e f^mifes abovs d . 

Joseph Mason 

Nath 1 . Harris 

Jonas Bond 

Oliver Livermore 

Jona 11 Sanderfon 

John Bemis 

John Smith 

Tho s : Harrington 
[187] Art 

At the aforeS d Meeting the Selectmen, of both Towns Agree ; As 



Selectmen of 
Watertown 



Selectmen of 
Waltham. 



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to the prefent Poor that are at the Charge of both Towns, That 
the Selectmen of Watertown take the prudent Care of y s d poor 
that is in Watertown, to gett them kept as well and as cheep as y r 
Can. And keep a fair Acc thereof. And that the Selectmen of 
Wakham take the prudent Care of y* s d poor that is in Waltham 
:: zt~ :he~ ker: as Well arc is ckeer. as they Car. ar.a keep A 
fair Actf thereof that So y* may be no Difficulty when the Acd 5 . 
relating to the S 4 poor Shall be Adjusted between S* 1 Towns. (Note 
it is intended by y* Selectmen that y Care of y* poor look back to 
y* firft of March Laft paft.) 

Joseph Mason "1 

Sa:h Harris I Selectmen 

Jonas Bond f of Waterro-nrn. 

Oliver Livermore J 

Jona*: Sanderfon > 

John Bemis SeleaVrr.eri 

John Smith f of Waltham. 

Tho s : Harrington ^ 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown We:":::, arc 
Waltham On January 15*. 1738. At M r . Tho s : Harringtons of S d 
Waltham in Order to Settle the Acc 3 . of y* Charge :: y* G:ea: 
E::i^r ir. Wi:tr::xn :: :his aa:e. 
The Acer 5 , were As follows viz*. 

Watertown has paid Since y* Laft Adjutnr (& before Divided ) 
See Watertown Records P (146) (149) (175) the 
Sum of - " . S = : - = .5 

1738 Berrp. Hastings Acer of work as on file is 31 = 16 = . 7 

£40= .4= 

which Sum of forty Pounds 4/ Proportioned by the Province 
Tax is as follow's viz\ 

The proportion of Watertown & Waltham is 

--':- = . :=.5 

Ard We:::r> ?: :z:r.::r. is 13 = .! = .6 



r 

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Wefton over paid at y* Laft Settlem* of Acc 3 . in Sep'. 1735 
Three pounds Seven Shillings &: y which being deducted out of 
Weftons proportion above there remains due from Wefton the 
Sum of Nine Pounds thirteen Shillings & n d . (The perticuler 
Acc 3 . Between Watertown And Waltham remains to be Adjufted 
hereai:er vr.ir. c:rer rerriculer Ace. 

This Setlrn 1 : Signed by Each Town Clerk ord r of y* Selectmen 
of Ea. : h T ; -xrz A : : v e s " : . 

Joseph Mason Clerk of Watertown. 
Ebenezer Allen Clerk of Wefton. 
Sam 1 . Livermore Clerk of Waltham. 



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1741 Feb y : 18. 

The Above Acc* between Watertown & Waltham Settled by 
y e Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham 

[188] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham At M r 
Tho s : Saltmarlhs in Watertown on the Sixth Day of Feb y . 1738. 

Whereas Said Towns At their Meetings in March Last past 
Granted Thirty Pounds for the Way laid out & Accepted by 
Watertown before Divided Leading from the Country road to the 
Schoolhoufe in that part of y e Town (Now Waltham) Twenty five 
pounds of y e S d Thirty being for to Satisfy for y e Making of 
y e wall on M r Allen Flaggs land Agreeable As Set forth in the 
Selectmens Report of S d Way Accepted by y e Town as Satisfaction 
for S d Flaggs Land which is contained in S d W T ay. 

Now for the final Settlem* of S d Affair. Between the S d Towns 
and y e S d M r Allen Flagg. The Selectmen of S d Towns and the 
S d Allen Flagg Came into the following Agreem 1 . Viz 1 . That the 
aboves d Twenty five pounds be Ordred forthwith to be paid to 
the S' 1 Flagg viz*. Seven pounds Seven Shillings & five pence to 
be Ordred by the Selectmen of Watertown to be paid out of Water- 
town Treafury to y e S d Flagg. And Seventeen pounds Twelve 
Shillings and Seven pence to be ordred by the Selectmen of 
Wa Itham to be paid out of Walthams Treafury to the S d Flagg 
which is to be in Lew of Building S d Wall. And the S d Allen 
Flagg Doth hereby Man if eft his Acceptance of y e S d Twenty five 
pounds Ordred as Afores d in full Satisfaction for Said Wall, and 
his Land, y l S d Way is laid out upon. And further the S d Allen 
Flagg Doth hereby Discharge the S d Town from Building S d Wall. 
In Teftimoney hereof y e Selectmen of S d Towns And y e S d Allen 
Flagg have hereunto Set their hands the Day above written. 

Joseph Mason 

Nath 1 . Harris I Selectmen of 
Jonas Bond | Watertown. 

Oliver Livermore ^ 

Tho s : Hammond ^1 
John Smith V Selectmen of 

John Bemis J Waltham. 
Allen Flagg. 

At the aboves d Meeting the Selectmen of Watertown Ordred the 
Treafurer to pay or Caufe to be paid to Allen Flagg or Order the 
Sum of Seven pounds Seven Shillings and five pence, Agreable to 
y e AgreenV. Above S d . 
[189] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Deacon John Coollidges on the 
13 th . Day of Feb y : 1738. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen took a List of Pfons for Jury men 
agreeable to y e Law in that behalf provided. 

Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed to y e Conftables 



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of Watertown to warn the Frehold 15 . and Oth r Inhab s of S d Town 
who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Pub- 
lick Meeting honfe in S d Town on Munday y £ fifth day of 
March next at Ten of y* Clock before noon for the ends following. 
viz 1 . 

To Choofe Selectmen Town Clerk Treasurer Con 1 tables and all 
other Such Town Officers as by law are to be C ho fen in y* month 
of March, alfo to Choofe a Sextone. 

To hear the Town TreaP 5 Ace 3 . — To hear y* pleas of Some of 
y* Late Collectors for Abat 1 of some Perfons Rates in y* Lists of 
Rates. To Grant y* Rev* M r Seth Storers Salry According to 
Contraa 

To know the Mind of y* Town, what Some of Monev thev will 
Grant as an addition to y- Rev 1 M r Storers Sallry for y* prefent 
Year. To Grant Money for y* Suport of v £ Gram r 6c Englifh 
School 

To Hear the Acc 3 . of Sundry Perfons to whome the Town is 
Indebted. To Grant Money to pay &: Satisfy thofe Pfbns y* 
Town is Indebted to. To Grant Money for y Support of y* 
poor, & for y* Sarton. 

To Grant Money to make good what may be Abated or Sank in 
y* late precinct. Collectors Rates or Conftables. 

To know \~ Mind of y* Town whether they will grant money for 
unforSeen Charges. To know y* mind of y* Town whether they 
will Choofe a Sutable Pfon to joine 1* Such Pfons y may be 
Chofen by the Towns of Wefton «Sc Waltham to be a Com 58 ' to 
renew the Bounds of y* Farme at Wachufetts w 3 * belongs to 
Watertown Wefton &: Waltham. 

(whereas Large Quantities of Timber has been and is daylie 
brought by Sundry Pfons belonging to other Towns, and Laid 
down upon y* Country Roads on both Sids of y t River in Water- 
town, whereby S 4 Roads are greatly Incumbred <5c obitructed So 
as to become a Common Nufance, for which y- Town of Watertown 
has been Pfented and is Lyable to be prefented perpetually if 
nothing can be done to prevent s d Incumbrance) To know the 
mind of y* Town whether y r will Choofe a Comm- . To petition y* 
Great & General Court in y* Name & behalf of Watertown for 
Releaf relating to Said Xufance that y* Town may be freed from 
Charge of prefentm 1 on y Ace. 

Alio to Order Ac Direct the Conftables to Notify Such Perfons 
that y* Town is Indebted to To bring in their Acc 3 . to the Select- 
men on fryday the Second Day of March Next at V s Heine of y- 
Widow Mary CooUidge Inhold r . in S d Town at four of }~ Clock 
afternoon in ord r to have them Laid before the Town. 

Ord^: the Treafurer the TreaP. to pay cr caufe to be paid out 
of y* Thirty pounds Granted La ft March for y Support of y* poor 
The Sum of fifteen pounds fifteen Shillings to W_ Lawrance who 
keeps Margret Warrin at y* Towns Charge Alfo To Tho s Bisco 
the Sum of Ten pounds in part for keeping the wid*. Webb. 



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Midd\ fs. Feb y : 19 th : 1738. Warrants were Isued out to y e 
Constables of Watertown Agreeable to y e Ord r to 
y e Clerk above. In w ch were Inferted y e Several 
Articles abovenamed. 
And Due Return made upon them. 

Att' Joseph Mason Town Clerk 

[190] 

At A Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at the Houfe of y e 
Wid w . Mary Coollidge in s d Town on y e Second day of March 1738 
in Ord r to receive y e Acc ts , of those Pfons the Town is Indebted 
to in Ord r to lay them before y e Town At y r Anuall Meeting Next. 

The Acc ts . of y e Debts are As follows Viz*. 



19- 

.6- 



To Thomas Bisco for keeping the Widow 
Webb to y e firft of March Currant 

5 2 weeks at 6 / ^ (He has Ord r for 
Ten pounds) 

To Hopftill Mead for keeping Margret 
Warrin 9 weeks & 3 days 

To W™ Lawrance for keeping Margret 
Warran to y e 2 d of March Cur- 
rant, befides what He has rec d Ord r 
for is £4- 
& for fetching Margret Warrens Goods 

For Tim y : Winn for boarding Mary Mad- 
docks 2 weeks & 5 days at 10 s ^ji 
week 

To Jacob Hill for Nurfing a Child of 
John Maddocks befides what hes 
received already £6- 18-10 

& for Sundry things procured for s d 

Child ..-10- 

To John Coollidge jun r for keeping a 
Child of John Maddocks from 28 
Augst to the 5 th . of March Curant 
27 weeks at 8 / ^ 10- 16- 

and for Sundry things provided & pro- 
cured for s d Child .4- .3- 

To Jona n Church for plank for y e Whelm 
by M r Goddards 

To Nath 1 . Harris Esq r for Cash paid for 
y e Copys abo* y e propofed workhoufe 

To Joseph Mason Esq r for Afisting af 
an Afsefsor about making y e Town 
Rate taking & perfecting y e Invoice 

6 Making y e Province & County 
Rate .2- 

For 2 Indentures to bind out 2 poor 

Children ..-10- 



005 



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14 



1 2 
14 

•5 
•7 



10 



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for Serving the Town As Clerk & 
Treaf r y e Year past & 
Cor\ Henry Bright for Afsisting in 
Making y e Town Rate help taking 
& perfecting y e Invoice & making 
y e Province & County Rate 
Ebenez r Goddard Afsefsor for the 
Like Service 
To Benj n Haftings for work done abo* 
y e well at y e Miniteral place 
To work done in y e pulpit 
for Serving Conftable 20/ & warning 
3 Meetings 9 / 
To Simon Cooilidge a day for going to 
Wobourn for M rs Madocks 
Sam 1 . Thatcher Money over paid 
when Conftable 

Rich d Clark Dan 1 Whitney & Jona 11 
Bemis a Com tee to repair y e Minifteral 
houfe to Ballance their Acc 1 . of y e 
Charge &c 

Sam 1 . Hager for Serving Conftable 
one Year & warning 3 Meetings 
29 / and returning a precipt 2 / 
To Doctor Convers for Med- for Madocks 
Child 

To John Brown for Timb r . for y e Bridge 
called Treadways Bridge 



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At S d Meeting Enfign Ebenez' Stone Informed y e Selectmen y* 
y r was at his houfe Some Cloth, w ch his Son Ebenez r had wove for 
M r John Maddocks Wife, The Selectmen Confidering y l M r Mod- 
docks Wife had been a Charge to y e Town, & was Expected dayly 
to be So, and y e S d Maddocks Youngeft Child was Now a great 
Charge to y e Town, and Stood in Need of Clothing, the Select- 
men therefore thought it proper & prudence to take y e Cloth 
and Improve y e Same for y e Benefit of y e s d Maddocks Wife & 
Child. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen Defired M r Benj n . Hastings to 
Make a p r of good Stocks for the Town w th all Convinant Speed 
& to bring his Ace*, to y e Selectmen of y e Cost thereof. 

[191] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and Other 
Inhab ts of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the fifth Day of 
March 1738 / 9 for the Choice of Town Officers &c. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r Moderator for Said 
Meeting. 



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Voted and Chose for Selectmen -< 



' Joseph Mason Esq r . 

Dea: Nathan Fiske 
\ M r Jonas Bond 

Cap 1 . Joseph Coollidge 
^ M r Jona n . Brown 



Voted and Chose for Town Clerk and Town Treaf r . Joseph 
Mason Esq 1 . 

Voted and Chofe John Taynter firft Conftable. M r Taynter hav- 
ing Agreed with M r Sam 1 Hager to Serve as Conftable in his Room. 

The Town by a Vote Accepted of y e s d Sam 1 Hager to be Con- 
ftable in M r Taynters Room and Stead. 

Voted and Chofe for Second Conftable M r Sam 1 : Jenison. 

( Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 

Voted and Chofe for Afsefsors Dea: John Coollidge 



Voted and Chofe M r John Haftings Sealer of Leather. 

Voted and Chofe for Fence Viewers Mefs rs . John Stouel & Josiah 



Voted and Chofe for Thyingmen Mifs rs Ebenez r Goddard & 
Nath 1 . Coollidge. 

Voted and Chofe for Hogrieves Mifs* 5 . John Whitney & Joseph 
Wellington. 

Voted & Chofe for Surveyer & Meafu r of Timb'. M r Ebenez'. 
Thornton. 

Voted and Chofe for Hawards Mifs rs . John Coollidge jn r & Eben r 
C henry. 

Voted and Chofe for Saxton M r Ebenez r . Hastings. 

The Com tee : who were Chosen to View the premifes Petitioned 
for by M r Ebenez r . Thornton and to Make reporte at this Meeting. 
Made their report as follows (After the preamble) Having Con- 
fidered the Circumftances of s d Affair and have had Conferance 
w th M r Thornton Refpecling the Same. AND He Made the follow- 
ing Offer viz 1 . That may he have the Charge of the ways Near 
the Great Bridge and the Ufe of y e Towns Banks Near y e Same 
and the Ufe of y e Towns Land before Mentioned one Year & be 
the Meafurer of Timb r . for y e Year Enfuing. That then he will 
render and pay to the Town the Sum of fourty Pounds for the 
Same. A Convenant open Cart way from y e South end of y e 
Great Bridge along down Eafterly into the River for y e Drawing in 
of Timb r &c Excepted and referved for the Towns Ufe. 

Voted an Acceptence of y e Report upon fulfilm* of y e Conditions 
y r in Mentioned. 

The Town Treafurer Then Laid his Acc ts before y e Town which 
were Red And the Town Voted An Acceptance thereof. 





Then 



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[192] 

Then Several Collectors and Conftables put in their Pleas for 
AbatnV. of Sundry Pfons Rates in their Lists of Rates. viz c . 

John Whitney Collector pleaded Abatm c of Benf Chad- 
wicks Rate 4/4 Obadiah Coollidges Rate 4/4 and And- 
Gardners Rate 4 / 4 in his List w ch is .. - 13- .. 

And the Town By a Vote Sunck and Abated them. 

John Coollidge jun r Collector Pleaded Abatm c . of 
John Maddocks Rate 4/6 Silas Church Rate 4/6 
John Crofts Rate 4 / 6 & \\ - Murch Rate 4 / 6 in his 
List all is .. - 18- .. 

And y e Town by a Vote Abated them 

Nath 1 . Coollidge Colleaor Pleaded Abatm 1 of 
Prefson's Rate 4 / John Tozers 4 / Benj n Chadwicks 
4/ Silas Church 4 / in his List & 16/2 y 1 his List 
was to little all is .1- 12- .2 

And the Town by a Vote Abated S d Pfons y r Rates as 
Alfo y e 16/2 y 1 was wanting. 

Voted to Sink in Conftable Joseph Harring-^ 
tons List John Trrnvls Rate \v ch is 18 / 1 

Voied to Sink in Conftable John Brights 
Lift y e following Pfons Rates viz 1 . John Croft 
8/6 Silas Church 21/7 W° Murch 21/7 In Case 

2 = 1 1 = .8 , Waltham Concurs 

Voted to Sink in Conftable Jofeph Gar- [ w :h thefe 
fields Liste of Rates the following Pfons Rates Abatm te . 
viz 1 . James Knap 28/10 Ebenez r Biglow 
22/2 Tho s Grover 14/3 Ben Chadwick 9/7 
Jn2 Croft 8/8 Silas Church 24/4 W~ 
Stearns 22 / 2 all 6 = 10-.. j 

Voted and Granted the Sum of One hundred pounds for y e Rev* 1 
M r Storers Salery According to Contract. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Seventy Pounds by An Addition 
to y e Rev d M r Storers Salery for the year Enfuing. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Seventy five pounds for y e Sup- 
port of y e Grammer and Englilh School in y e Town, y e year 
Enfuing. 

A List of y e Debts was laid before the Town as Entred Page 
(190) & Allowed. 

Voted and Granted So much as to pay and Satisfy Each per- 
ticuler Acc\ in S d . List Amounting in the whole in S d Lift to y e 
Sum of Seventy Nine pounds Thirteen Shillings. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Seventy Pounds for y e Support 
of the poor. 

Voted and Granted for the Saxton y e Sum of Eight Pounds for 
y e year Enfuing. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Three pounds \ / 2 to make 
good w* was Abated in the Collectors List as Abov£s d . 



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75 




79 


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70 




8 




3 


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20 




£425 


= 16 



3- - 2 



= 2 



Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty Pounds to Mend y e 
Meeting houfe Glafs and for un fore Seen Charges. 

Voted and Chofe M r John Taynter to joine w th 
Such Persons as may be chosen by y e Towns of 
Wefton & Waltham to be a Committe to renew 
the Bounds of y e Farme belonging to S d Towns, 
at Wachufett. 

The Laft Article in the warding was red to the 
Town viz 1 , (whereas Large Quantities of Timber 
has been and is daylie brought by Sundry Perfons 
belonging to other Towns, And Laid down upon 
the Country Roads on both Sides of the River in 
Watertown, whereby S d Roads are greatly In- 
cumbred & obftructed So as to become a Common 
Nufance, for which the Town has been Pfented 
and is Lyable to be prefented perpetually if Noth- 
ing can be done to prevent Said Incumbrance) 
To know the mind of y e Town whether they will 
Choofe a Committee to Petition y e Great and Gen- 
eral Court in y e Name & behalf of of Watertown 
for releaf relating to S d Nufance, that y e Town may 
be free'd from Charge of prefentment on y* Acct. 

After Some debate thereon, Voted and Im- 
powred the Town's Reprefentative to Petition y e 
Great and General Court in behalf of y e Town for 
Releaf in S d Cafe. 

[193] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 9 th Day of 
March A.D. 1738. At M r John Brown's. Thefe Several Perfons were 
Sworn to the faithfull Discharge of their Respective Offices, viz*. 

Joseph Mason Esq r . To y e the Office of Town Clerk ; & to y e 
Office of Town Treafurer ^ Nath 1 . Harris Justice of peace. 

M r Samuel Hager to y e office of Conftable 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . 

Deacon John Coollidge 

M r Oliver Livermore 

M r John Haftings To y e office of Sealer of 

Leather 
) to the office of 
X Fence Viewer 



to the office of 
Afsefsor 



M r John Stouel 
M r Josiah Perry 
M r John Bright 
M r And w . White jun r 
Sam 1 . Barnard 
Ebenez r Thornton 
John Whitney 
Joseph Wellington 



To y e office of 
Survey", of 
Highways 



to ye office of 
Hogrieve 

Ebenez r Thornton to y e Office of Meafurer 
of Timb r . 



Joseph Mason 
Jus 1 , of p s . 



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Midd\ fs. March 10 th : 1738. Ebenez r Chenry was Sworn to 
y e office of Haward, before J Mason J 5 , of p s . 

At y e Above S d Meeting y e Selectmen Agree'd w* M r Nath 1 . 
Harrington to keep y e Gram r & Englifh School in y e Town for one 
Year from y e firft of this Inftant March for y e Sum of Seventy five 
pounds. 

It being Signifyed to y e Selectmen by M r John Brown in writing 
und er hand y* Eben r Biglow & wife w** three Children is come to 
dwell in Watertown (in y e Houfe formerly John Flaggs) who came 
from Waltham and is Suppofed to be und r very Low Circumftances. 
Ord ed the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant forthwith Directed to y e 
Conftable to warn y e s d Ebenez r Biglow with his wife & Children 
forth with to Depart out of s d Watertown. 

which was done Accordingly. Att : . J Mason Clerk 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of Joseph Mason Esq r 
on the 12 th . day of March 1738. In order to Appoint the Surveyers 
of y e High way's their Diftricts for repairing S j . Way's &c. 

The Selectmen Appointed M r Ebenez r Thornton Surveyer His 
District to be as follow 's. viz*. The Highway's in S d Town on the 
South Side of y e River, Alfo the High way or Contry Road on y e 
North Side of y e River, from the Great Bridge Eaft ward So far as 
the Lane that turns out Near the Houfe of Ebenez r Goddard, And 
from S d Bridge Weftward to the Lane that Turns down to y e 
River, Weft of George Cutting's Land. And the Town way's In- 
cluded in S d Bounds. 

The Selectmen Appointed M r John Bright Survyer His Diftrict 
to be as follow's. viz*. All y e High Ways and Town Ways on the 
East, Side of the Lane or Town way that turns out of the Coun try- 
Road Near M r Eben r Goddard leading Acrofs the Meeting houfe 
hill and So down to Cambridge Line Near Tho s : Wellingtons: 
the Families here after Named to be exempted from being Warned 
by S d Bright, viz Henry Spring & Son's W- Lawrance Eben r 
Haftings & Henry Bond. 

The Selectmen Appointed M r And w . White jun r Survey'. His 
District to be as follow's viz'. The Town Way from y e Meeting 
Houfe Northward down to Cambridge Line and So y e Town way 
from thence Leading und er the Rocks (So Called) the Town way 
from Waltham Line along up Elbo Hill, and the High way from 
Waltham Line Near Joshua Warrins down to the Meeting houfe. 
M r Eben Haftings & M r Henry Bond Included in his Diftrict for 
warning to work. 

The Selectmen Appointed M r Sam ! . Barnard Survey'. His Dif- 
trict to be as follows viz c . The Town way from y e Meeting Houfe 
Southward to y e Country Road alfo the Town way from y e School- 
houfe Leading by his houfe and So to Taynters Lane So Called 
Alfo S d Lane Called Taynters Lane alfo y e Town way Leating out 
of s d Taynters Lane to Waltham Line Near Jonathan Bemis's, Alfo 
the High way or Contry Road from y Lane y : turns down to y e 



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River weft of Geo: Cuttings Land, up to Waltham Line, Alfo S d 
Lane y l Leads down to y e River, And Durty green Lane to Waltham 
Line. W- Lawrance & M r Springs families Included in his 
Diftrict for warning to work. 

Ordred 

[194] 

Ordred y e Clerk to give Each Surveyer a Copy of His District. 

At S d Meeting Ordred the Clerk to Isue Out Warrants Directed 
to y e Conftables of S d Town. To Warn the Freehold 1 " 5 , and Other 
Inhab ts . of s d Town who Are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to 
Meet at the publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on fryday the 23 d 
of March Currant at four of y e Clock in the After noon of s d Day. 
for the Ends following, viz*. 

To Choofe a Conftable (One that was Chofen at y e Last Town 
Meeting refuifing to Serve) Alfo for the Town to Mannifest their 
minds whether Swine Shall run at Large this prefent Year. 

which was don Accordingly. ^ J Mason Clerk. 

Midd x : fs. March 16 th : 1738. 

At y e Court of General Sefsions of y e peace held at Charlf- 
town, Caution was Entred Againft Rebecca Miriam, W- Ward, 
Wid w . Briant, \Vid w . Rufsel & Son, John Williams. Ebenezer Biglow 
wife & 3 Children viz*. Jona Sam 1 . & Silence (12/ to y e Clerk.) 
^ Jos. Mason Cler. 

March the 19 th . 1738. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Deacon Nathan Fisk's, The 
Selectmen Agree'd w th M r Henry Spring To take the Widow Webb 
(who is already at the Towns Charge) to Board and look after her 
at Six Shillings p r weak from the Twenty firft of this Inftant 
March till further Order of y e Selectmen. And to be Confidered 
for Extraordinary Charges (if any be) to w ch Agreem 1 . s d Spring 
Confented. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freehold". & other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown regulerly Afsembled on the Twenty third Day 
of March A.D. 1738. for the Choice of a Conftable &c. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r . Moderator. 

M r Samuel Jenifon who was Chofen Conftable at the Laft Town 
Meeting Declared to the Town that He had Agreed with M r 
Henry Bond to Serve as Conftable in his room if the Town Se 
Meet to Accept of Him. 

Accordingly the Vote was put whither it is the Mind of the 
Town To Accept of M r Henry Bond to be Conftable in the room 
& Stead of M r Samuel Jenifon. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

M r Henry Bond being prefent took the Conftables Oath before 
J Mafon J\ p s . 

Voted that Swine Should Sun at Large this Pfent year. 

March y e 30 th : 1739. The Selectmen Met at M r . Jonas Bonds, 



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193 



And Agreed that three of y e Selectmen Apply to Nath 1 . Harris 
Esq r . for a Warrant, to Carry Eb r Biglo & Familie out of Town to 
Waltham where they belong. 

April the 9 th : 1739 At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Cap* Joseph 
Coollidges. At S d Meeting Ordred the Treafurer to pay or caufe 
to be paid out of y e Laft Town Afsnr\ Committed to Conftables 
Henry Bond & Sam 1 . Hager To y e Several perfons y e Town is 
indebted to as recorded (Page 190) their refpective Dues. Amount- 
ing in y e whole to y e Sum of Seventy Nine Pounds 13 / . 

Alfo to pay or caufe to be paid to y e Rev d M r . Seth Storer y e 
Sum of One hundred & Seventy Pounds being his Salery for y e 
p e fent year, & to pay y e Same Quarterly as it becomes due. 

Alfo to M r Nath 1 . Harrington Schoolmafter the Sum of Seventy 
five pounds as it becom's due Quarterly alfo to M r Eben r Haftings 
y e Sum of Eight pounds, It being So much granted him as Saxton 
for y e year Current and to pay it Quarterly as becoms due. 

[195] 

May 7 th : 1739 At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at 
y e Houfe of M r Jona n Brown. In Obfervance of A Preceipt 
Directed to y e Selectmen of s d Town for y e Afsembling the Inhab ts . 
of s d Town to Elect: and Depute A Perfon to Serve & Reprefent 
them at a Great and General Court Appointed to be held at 
Bofton on the 30 th of May Currant. 

Ordred the Clerk to Isue out warrants Directed to y e Conftables 
of s d Town, To Warn the Freehold" and other Inhab ts of s d Town 
within their Refpective Diftricts for Collecting Town Afsefm ts . who 
are Quallifyed According to his Majesty's Charter to vote in y e 
Choice of a Re'prefentative. To Afsemble and Meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in S d Town on fryday the Eleventh day of May 
Currant at three of y e Clock after noon. Then & there to Elect and 
Depute One Perfon to Serve and Reprefent them in a great & 
General Court or Afsembly Apointed to be Convened held & kept 
for his Majesty's Service at the Court houfe in Bofton on Wedenf- 
day y e 30 th . of May Currant. 

Alfo to Warn the Freehold rs . & other Inhab ts . of s d Town who 
are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at s d Meeting 
Houfe on s d Eleventh Day at four of the Clock after noon, for the 
End f following viz*. 

To know the mind of y e Town whether they will choofe A 
Com tee . or Impower their Reprefentative to Petition y e Great & 
General Court for An Explination off or An Addition to y e Act 
Intituled An Act for the Admeafurm 1 of Boards Timb r Slitwork 
&c. As alfo to take all proper Steps to prevent the Town from 
being put to great trouble & Cost, by reafon of y e Large Quantitye 
of Timber which is daylie bro'- & Laid down on the High Ways 
& Town Way's by y e river in s d Town. 

Warrants were Isued out Accordingly. 

At S d Meeting Ordred the Treafurer to pay M r Ep™ Cutter his 



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Acct of Mending the Glafs at y e Meeting houfe amounting to y e 
Sum of 2 = 15- .. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders And other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in the Choice of a 
Reprefentative, Regulerly Afsembled on May the 11 th . 1739. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond to reprefent the Town at a 
Great and General Court to be holden at the Court houfe in 
Boston on the 30 th . of May Current. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and oth r Inhab ts . 
of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on y e 11 th Day of May A.D. 
J 739- 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator of s d Meeting. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town To Petition 
y e Great & General Court for An Explination off or An Addition 
to y e Act Intituled an Act for the Admeafurm 1 . of Boards Timber 
Slit work &c. And the Vote past in the Affirmative. - 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town to Choofe 
a Committee for y e Ends afores d . And y e Vote paft in the 
Negative. 

Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Choofe and Impower their prefent Reprefentative in behalf of y e 
Town to Petition y e Great & General Court for an Explination off 
or An Addition to y e Act Intituled An Act for the Admeafurem 1 . 
of Boards Timber Slit work &c. as alfo to take all proper Steps to 
prevent the Town from being put to great trouble & Cost by 
reafon of y e Large Quantities of Timber, which is daylie bro £ . and 
Laid down on the High ways & Town ways By the River in S d 
Town. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 
[196] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 25 th of June 
1739. at the Wid w Cbollidges. At S d Meeting Tho s : Saltmarfh & 
Mary Coollidge were Approbated to be Inhold rs . and Nath 1 . Harris 
Esq r . to be a retailer, for y e Pfent Year. 

Jonathan Gardner was Aprobated to be a Inholder to the i st . of 
Decemb r . Next, and the Wid w . Mary Learned was Approbated 
to be an Inhold r . for y e remainder of y e year. 

Ordred the Clerk to Ifue a Warrant to warn John White who 
Came from Waltham Sometime in April Laft to Depart out of 
Watertown, Alfo a Negro Man Called Wire who Came from 

Boston Some time in s d April. 

A Warrant was Isued out bearing date y e 26 th of June 1739. 
the Service was done by Conftable Henry Bond and the 
return of y e Service bears date 30 th . of June 1739. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e 3 d Day of August 1739. at 
Joseph Mason's Esq 1 Ordred the Treafurer to pay or ord r the pay- 
ment out of y e Laft Afsefm*. half a years pay due to John Coollidge 
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To Henry Spring half a years pay Due to him for keeping the 
Wid w . Webb. 

To W- Lawrance half a years pay due to him for keeping 
Margret Warrin. 

To Tho s : Bisco Eighteen Shillings for keeping y e Wid w . Webb 
3 weeks before She went to M r Springs 

At this Meeting y e Selectmen Appointed M r Josiah Stearns to 
keep the Pound in S d Town According to y e Directions of y e Law. 
Untill another be Appointed. 

Whereas the Pound Needs Some Small Repairs, the Selectmen 
agreed to Defire S d M r Stearns to do what is Necefsary to repair 
S d pound, & lay his Acc*. before y e Selectmen, 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 8 th of Octob r . 1739. At 
Deacon Nathan Fisks. At this Meeting Jonathan Gardner Informed 
the Selectmen that he had taken into his familie one Mary Barfoot 
who came from Bofton to Watertown the 18 th . of July Laft and is 
a perfon uuder poor Circumftances 

Ordred the Clerk to Isu out a Warrat to warn y e S d Mary 
Barefoot forth with to Depart out of Watertown. (w ch was done) 

There being a Necefsitie of Some Speedy repairs of y e Great 
Bridge over Charles River in S d Town, The Selectmen Appointed 
to meet at M r Jona n . Gardners on the 15 th . Inftant at Two of y e 
Clock after noon, And Defired the Clerk to Send Notifications to 
y e Selectmen of Wefton & Waltham to Defire that y y would meet 
with them to View S d Bridge and Confider w l is Necefsary to be 
Done for y e Speedy repair of s d Bridge. 

The Glafs of y e Meeting houfe wanting Mending. Defired M r 
Jonas Bond, one of y e Selectmen to Speek to Some glazer to defire 
him to Mend y e Same, and to lay his Ace*, before y e Selectmen. 

Whereas there wants Some bolts and laches to y e Meeting houfe 
Doors for the More Convienant fafting of y m . Defired Cap 1 Joseph 
Coollidge to procure w l is Necefsary therefor. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Wefton & Waltham 
at M r Gardners on the 15 th of Octo r . 1739. by Appointm 1 . in Order 
3 Towns to View the great Bridge to Se w l is Necefsary to 
&c be done for the Speedy repairing of y e Same, 

the S d Selectmen having View'd the S d Bridge they find it Necef- 
sary that y e bridge over the Mill Crick, be Speedly Covred w th a 
Coat of New plank. And to take the beft of y e old plank y* Shall 
be taken off, to mend y e great Bridge where it is wanting. 

The S d Selectmen Agreed f y e Selectmen of Wefton procure 
five hundred feet of good three Inch Oak plank, and bring them 
down as Soon as may bee to y e Bridge. 

And whereas there wants Some gravil to be carried on to s d 
Bridge, Agreed y l y e Selectmen of Watertown take the care that 
the plank when bro*. be wel laid where they are Defigned and 
what gravil is Necefsary be carryed on where it is wanting. 

The 



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[19?] 

The Selectmen being Informed that there is one Mary Rofs 
come to Watertown and Taken in by Jonathan Gardner She came 
to Watertown by Information y e begining of June Laft and Laft 
from framingham her Circumftances being Such y e Selectmen 
refufe to Accept of her to be an Inhab 1 . in S d Watertown. 

Ordred the Clerk to Isu out a Warrant to Warn y e s d Mary Rofs 
forth with to Depart out of Watertown. (which was accordingly 
done). 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 22 of Novemb r . 1739. at 
M r Jonas Bonds. Mary Maddocks y e wife of John Maddocks being 
come again to Watertown, And having Made her Application to 
y e Selectmen under her Needy & low Circumftances for Support, 
the Selectmen having taken the matter into Confideration, And 
Confidering the Matter Effects the Town of Waltham as to y e 
Matter of Supporting of her. 

Ordred the Clerk to Notify the Selectmen of Waltham, that the 
Selectmen of Watertown do Appoint to Meet on Munday y e third 
day of Decemb' Next at the Wid w . Mary Coollidges Inhold r . at 
three of y e Clock afternoon & to Defire them to meet with them 
at time and place to confider what is proper to be done in s d 
Affair, (a Notification was Sent). The Selectmen being Informed 
that there is one Sarah Wolfon Come to refide in Town at y e 
Houfe of Benj n . Chadwicks She came laft from Bofton Some time 
in Augst Laft paft her Circumftances being Such y' y e Selectmen 
fearing She may prove Chargable to y e Town. Ordred y e Clerk to 
Isue out a Warrant to warn y e s d Sarah forth with to Depart out 
of Watertown (a warrant was Isued out) 

The Selectmen Defired M r Jona n . Brown (one of y e Selectmen) 
to take the care of graveling the great Bridge where it is Needfull. 
And y e s d Brown undertook to do y e Same. 

December the 3 d . 1739. At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Water- 
town at y e Wid w Mary Coollidges by Appointm 1 . (the Selectmen 
of Waltham did not Come) 

At S 1 Meeting M r Stephen Palmer of Cambridge who had kept 
a Child of John Maddocks Some Confiderable time declared to y e 
Selectmen that He w ld keep y e S d Child No longer, and Expected 
the Selectmen w ld Emediately take y e care of it. At this Meeting 
M r Josiah Perry of Watertown Appeared to take S d Child as an 
Apprentice if y e Selectmen w ,d bind the Child to him, the Select- 
men Concerned for y e Child Agreed to bind out the same to y c 
s d Perry It being An Agreable place, and Defired y e s d Perry to 
fetch y e s d Child to morrow morning from y e s d Palmers. 

At this Meeting Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants for the 
Warning of a Town Meeting, to be at the Ufal place on Munday 
the 10 th Inftant at Two of y e clock after noon for y e Ends follow- 
ing. viz 1 . whereas it Appears by the Tax bill Sent to Watertown 



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for y e Pfent Year, that S d Watertown is Set or Taxed in S d Bill, 
as much as if Waltham had not been taken off from them, which 
makes Watertown almoft double in s d Tax in proportion w* other 
Towns, and to w hat they w ld have been if Waltham had been Taxt 
their proportion. 

To know the Mind of the Town whether they will Impower 
their Prefent Reprefentative in the Xame & behalf of Watertown, 
to Adrefs the Great & General Court at their Next Sefsion for 
Releaf, refpecting S d Tax laid upon Watertown. 

To hear An Act (of y e great & General Court) Intitled an Act 
for the better prefervation and Increafs of Deer with in this 
Province. 

And to Choofe and Appoint two Meet Perfons Agreeable to y e 
Directions of s d Act. for the Ends Set forth there in. 

Warrants were Isued out. 

[19*] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freehold", and other Inhab 15 . 
of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the Tenth Day of Decemb r . 
1739 f° r >" e Ends Set forth in the Warning. 

1. Voted and chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r . Moderator for S d 
Meeting. 

2. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Impower M r Jonas Bond their Pfent Reprefentative in the Name 
& behalf of Watertown to Adreis y e Great & General Court at 
their prefent Sefsion for Releaf refpecting the Tax laid upon 
Watertown in the Laft Tax bill. 

And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

3. The Act Relating to the better prefervation & Increafs of 
Deer with in this Province was Red. And Voted an chofe Edward 
Harrington <Sc Jona n Bemis for the Ends Set forth in S d Act. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Cap* Joseph Coollidgs on y e 
10 th day of Decemly. 1739 At S 1 Meeting y e Selectmen w ,jl y e 
Afsent of Two of His Majesty's Juftices of y e Peace bound Daniel 
Maddocks a poor child of John Maddocks of abo\ four years & 
half old (who was caft upon S d Town) To Jofiah Pern- of s d Town 
Weaver untill he Should Arive to Twenty one years of Age. 

The Selectmen defired Cap\ Coollidge to receive the cloth at 
M r Ebenezer Stones belonging to Mary Maddocks for her ufe, 
and M r Stone is Defired to Deliver the Same to Cap 1 Coollidge. 
ordred the Treafurer to pay out of y e Treafury the Sum of five 
pounds to Cap 1 Coollidge to procure Some Necefsary Clothing for 
S d Man- Maddocks, alfo to pay or order the payment of to/ to 
M r Stephen Palmer of Cambridge for keeping Daniel Maddocks 
aboves d the Space of Ten days. 

Janu-'. 1. 1739. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jona n Browns y e Selectmen 
are Informed that one Addonijah Flagg has Intruded himfelf into 
Watertown who Came Laft from Waltham Som time in Decemb r . 



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Laft. alfo that Rachal King is Come to refide in S d Town who 
came laft from Boston in y e County of Suffolk to Watertown about 
1 1 Sep* Laft. (She refides at y e Houfe of y e wid w . Barnards) their 
Circumftances being Such y e Selectmen fear y y may be Chargable 
to y e Town. Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to warn y e 
S d Flagg & Rach 1 . King forth with to Depart out of Watertown. 

Decemb r . 21. 1739. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at Wid w . Coollidges. the Select- 
men Agree'd w th John Coollidge Jun r . to take and Board Mary 
Maddocks y e wife of John Maddocks and to provide well for her 
for y e Space of one Quarter of a Year, from y e 24 of this Inftant, 
and to have from y e Town as a reward there for Seven Shilling ^ 
week, for S d Space & her work, to w ch y e S d Coollidge Concented. 

Jan y : 14. 1739. Selctmen meet at Joseph Mafons Esq and 
Signed letter to y e Hon r ble Gentlemen the Affair of y e Ways in 
Watertown were referred &c. 
[199] 

Feb y : 27 1739. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Dea: Nathan Fisk's. Ordred 
the Clerk to Isue out Warrants to warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs that 
they Afsemble at y e Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday 
the Tenth Day of March Next at nine of y e Clock in the morning 
for the ends following, viz*. 

To Choofe Selectmen a Clerk & Treafurer Conftable or Con- 
ftables and all Such other Town Officers as by Law are required 
to be chofen Annually in y e month of March ; & to chofe a Sexton. 

To grant y e Rev d M r Seth Storer his Salery for y e Pfent year 
According to Contract. 

And to know y e Mind of y e Town what Sum of money they will 
grant as an Addtion to the Rev d M r Storers Sallery for y e Year 
Current. 

To grant money for y e Support of y e Grammer & Englifh School 
for y e year Currant. 

To hear the Acc ts . of thofe Pfons that y e Town is Indebted to, 
And to grant money to pay y m . 

To grant money for the Support of the poor, for y e Year Currant, 
and to y e Saxton his Salery for y e Year Currant. 

To grant Money for y e mending of y e Meeting houfe glafs, and 
repairs of s d Houfe. 

To hear the Petition of M r Oliver Livermore, who prays that the 
Town w ld Alter the Town way a Crofs his Land as Set forth in S d 
Petition. An for y e Town to Act y r minds there upon. 

The hon r ble Gentlemen to whom the Settling of y e Affair of y e 
Highways &c in Watertown were referred, having recommended to 
y e Selectmen that an Afay be Made by the Town, to Accomodate & 
Settle S d Affair refpecting S d Ways amongst themfelves: Agre- 
able there to To know the mind of y e Town whether they are 



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willing to Make an Afsay for Accommodating & Settling of S d 
Affair w ch has been So long Subfisting. 

And for the Town to Acc 1 and do any thing or things So ever 
that they Shall Judge Conducive Requefite & prop r for the peace- 
able Effecting An Accommodation and Settling of s d ways. (w th 
the Concurrance of y e Gentlemen aboves d .) 

To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Appoint one 
or more Pfons to receive of Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . one of y e Com- 
mittee who were Chofen by Watertown before Divided to Sell 
Lands lying to y e ways, thofe Bonds w ch were given to S d Com- 
mittee by thofe Pfons who purchafed Land of them, and gave Bond 
to them for y e Ufe of s d Watertown y l S d Bonds may be lodged 
in the Treafurey that they may be ready for a Divif ion between y e 
Towns of Watertown and Waltham when y e proper time calls for it. 

To hear the Petition of John Coollidge jun r who prays that he 
may have Liberty for the hanging of a Great Gate acrofs y e Town 
way Near his Dwelling houfe in the place where he has had 
Liberty formerly. 

To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Let out the 
Banks & landing places belonging to the Town by Charles River for 
y e prefent Year to Such Pfon or Pfons who Shall Appear to hire the 
Same, and give Security to the Town for what they Shall Lett for. 

And for y e Town to Manifest their mind with relation to Swine 
runing at Larg. 

And to Order the Conftables to Notify Those Perfons that the 
Town is Indebted to to bring their refpective Acc*. to y e Selectmen 
at the Houfe of y e Widow Mary Learneds, in S d Watertown 
Inholder on fryday the 7 th . of March Next at three of y e Clock 
afternoon in Ord r to have them Laid before the Town. 

The Treafurer to pay y e Laft half a years wages to Henry 
Spring for keeping y e Widow Webb. To John Coollidge half a 
years wages for keeping Maddocks Child. To W- Lawrance half 
years wages for keeping Margret Warrin. 
[200] 

March the 7 th : 1739. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Wid w . Mary Learneds. 
for the Taking in of y e Acc ts . of thofe Perfons to whom the Town 
is Indebted to, in Ord r . to Lay them before the Town, viz 1 . 
M r Ebenezer Thornton for Sundrys as ^ his Acc* 

on file £.2 = 18 = 11 

M r John Coollidge for Sundrys for M rs Maddocks 
& her Child 29/10 And for Nursing the 
Child in it Sicknefs 
M 1 Henry Bond for Serving Conftable one year 

20 / warning 4 Meetings 12 / 
M r Sam 1 Hager for the Like Service 
M r Jonas Bond for Money Expended viz 10/ 
for Enter Petition at the Council Board & 
6 / for Copys. 



•4= 


.9 = 10 


.1 = 


12= .. 


.1 = 


12= «. 




16= .. 



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Joseph Mason Esq r for Service done for the 

Town as Treaf rs . &c .7= .. = 

Nath'. Harris Esq' ^ Af f fsors for , ^ £ 
t-v r l o ivj Invoice and making all 

Dea: John Coollidge >■ e . t e a 
■K/rt r\v t • I V ra tes for y e year pair, 

M Oliver Livermore J J u r 

J 40 / each .6= .. = 



£24 = .8= .9 



At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other Inhab ts . 
of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the Tenth Day of March 
1739. At the Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town. 

Voted and Chofe Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . Moderator for S d Meeting. 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . 



Voted and Chofe for Selectmen, viz*. « 



Joseph Mason Esq r . 
M r Jonas Bond 
M r Ebenezer Stone 
M r Jona" : Brown 



Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Town Clerk & Town 

Treafurer. 
Voted to Choofe Two Conftables. 
Voted and Chofe M r Eleazer Biglow 1. Conftable. 
Voted and Chofe M r Chriftopher Grant 2. Conftable. 
M r Chriftopher Grant publickly declared that he refused to 
Serve Conftable 

M r Eleaz r Biglow Made his Excufes. of His Aged Father &c. 
& y e Town by a Vote Difmift him. 

Voted and Chofe M r . Samuel Barnard to be Conftable. who 
Accepted. 

Voted and Chofe M r Oliver Livermore to be Conftable. 

M r Livermore Made Excufe that he had Served as Collector and 
thought it was not "his turn yet. & defired the Town to Difmifs 
him from Serving Conftable for y e prefent. 

Voted and Difmifsed M r Oliver Livermore from Serving Con- 
ftable this year. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonathan Church to be a Conftable. who 
Accepted. 

r Nath 1 . Harris Esq 1 . 
Voted and Choofe for Afsefsors Dea: Jn- Coollidge 

(^Joseph Mason Esq r 

Voted and Chofe M r Jn° Haftings Sealer of Lea r . 

Voted & chofe for Fence Viewers \ 5^ ' Harrington 

i M r Oliver Livermore 



Voted and Chofe for Survey" Ways 



M r W^ Godding jun r . 
M r Sam 1 Stratton 
M r John Brown 
M r John Tayntor 
^ M r Joseph Harrington 



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Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j ^ r ^^j^ 1 ' 1 

■r-r- ,i j r r tt f M r Isaac Sanderfon 

v oted and Chofe for Hogrievs u . c . ~ 

te ( M r Simon Coollidge 



Voted & Choofe Survey rs & Meaf rs ( M r Jn° Brown 
of Timber { M r Eben r Thornton 

Joseph Wellington & Eb r . Thatcher Hawards chofen by Votes 

Voted and Chofe Mefs rs . Jona n Beemis & Tho s Saltmarfli as 
Meet perfons to take care y c the Law be keep referring to the 
prefervation of Deer. 

Voted and Chofe M r Eben r : Haftings Saxton 

Voted Y Swine Run at Large und r y e Regulation, in the Law 
prefrib'd Voted 
[201] 

\ oted and Granted the Sum of One hundred pounds to pay the 
Rev d M r Seth Storer his Salery According to Con tract. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Seventy pounds as an addition 
to y e Rev d M r Storers Sailer)' for the Year Currant. 
170 = .. - .. Voted and Granted the Sum of Seventy five 
75 = .. - .. pounds for y e Support of y Gram r and Englifh 
24=. 8 - .9 School for the year Currant. 

80— .. - .. Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty four 
8- .. - .. Pounds 8/9 to pay those perfons the Town is 
Indebted to. a lift of y r Names & Acc 15 having been 



36 7 =.8 = 



firft Laid before y e Town. 

Voted and granted the Sum of Eighty Pounds for 
the Support of y e poor for the prefent Year or Year Currant. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Eight pounds for y e Saxton for 
Year Currant. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Ten pounds, for y e Mending y e 
Meeting houfe Glafs and other repairs of s d Houfe. 

The Petition of M r Oliver Livermore was read to the Town. 
And in Anfwer to S d Petition. Voted that the prayer of the 
Petition be Granted. And that the Ateration of y e way (men- 
tioned in S d Petition) be recorded as Set forth in the S d 
Petition, and that y* old way left out by this Alteration be 
Discontinued. 

The Matter refpecting the Affair of the ways was taken 
under Confideration and after Some debate, the Vote was 
put whether it it is the Mind of the Town to Make An 
Afsay to Settle the Affair refpecting the ways that has So 
long Subfisted. And y e Vote past in the Affirmative. 
The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Choofe A Comm tee . to prepare and draw up Some thing (with 
the Concurrance of y e Hon r ble Gentl m . y e Affair of y e S d ways 
was reffered to) proper for the Town to Act upon at y r 
AdjornnV - And the Vote past in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond, Joseph Mason & Xath 1 . Harris 



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Esq rs . to be a Committee for y e Ends aboves d . And to make 
report at y e Adjornm*. 

Voted y* the Article referring to ye Bonds in Justice Harris 
hands be Continued to the Adjornment. 

The Petition of M r John Coollidge was read And in Anfwer to 
S d Petition Voted that the Prayer there of be So far granted, that 
the Petitioner have Liberty to hang a gate where it is praid for. for 
this prefent Year or So long as till the ways be Settled in the Town. 

Voted to let out the Banks and Landing places belonging to the 
Town by Charles River for this prefent Year. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Choofe 
a Committee to let out S d Banks & landing places, and take 
Security of Such as may hire y e Same, for y e ufe of y e Town 

And y e Vote past in y e Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon & Nath 1 . Harris Esq r and Dea: 
John Coollidge to be a Committee for Said Affair. 

Voted that this Meeting and the Buifnefs remaining to be Acted 
upon be Adjourned to the 24 th . of this Inftant at two of the clock 
after Noon, to this place. 
[909] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds on 
the 14 th day of March 1739. 

The Perfons hereafter Named were Sworn to y e faithfull Dif- 
charge of their refpective Offices, viz 1 . 

Joseph Mason Esq', to the f £>™ £krk X f Nath 1 . Harris 

office of 1 Afsefsor N ustice P eace 

Deacon John Coollidge to the office of Afsefsor. ^ Nath 1 . 
Juftice of peace. 

M r Samuel Barnard ) to the office of 

M r Jona n . Church j Conftable 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r to the office of Afsefsor 

V e 1 5 th 1 

i\/rr ttjw rr • to y e Office of fence 

M r Ed w . Harrington V yj ewers 

M r Oliver Livermore J 

Mefs rs . W™ Godding jun r> 

Sam 1 . Stratton 

John Brown 

John Tayntor 

Joseph Harrington 

M r Isaac Sanderfon 

M r Simon Coollidge 

Mefs rs John Brown 

Eben er Thornton 



> to the office of Sur- 
vey ers of high ways 

to y e office of 

Hogrievs 
to y e office of Survey' 
& Meaf r of Timb r . 
M r Joseph Wellington to y e Office of Haward 
or field driver. 

Mef. Jona":Bemis ) Inf °™^ f%ff the 
Thomas Saltmarfh \ Breach of y< Law for 
) preservation of Deer. 



^ Joseph Mason 
Justice of peace 



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1740 April 14 th : John Hastings was Sworn to y e faithfull dif- 
charge of the office of Leather Sealer. ^ Joseph Mason Justice of 
peace. 

At the aboves d Meeting the Selectmen Agree'd w~ M r Nath : : 
Harrington To keep the Grammer & Englifh School in Watertown 
for the prefent Year for the Sum of Seventy five pounds, the Year 
to begin the firft of this Inftant March. To w ;h Agreenv. M r Nath 1 . 
Harringon Confented. 

Town Way The Alteration of y Town way aCrofs M* 

Aitred Oliver Livermores Land made by a Vote of the 
Town at their Meeting on y* 10 th Inftant in Anfwer to y e prayer of 
S d Livermores Petition is as follow's. viz : . 

That the S ; Way may Continue it's Corfe from Pains Lot Still 
on the Eaft Side of the Petitioners Land untill it corns into the 
Town way. leading to the Country Road (by John Coollidges) the 
Dividing Line between the Petitioners Land, and the Land of 
MefsF. Joseph Coollidge <Sc John Haftings to be the Eafterly 
Bounds of S d Way, from Said pains Lot. And the Said way to take 
it's wydth from S d Bounds Wefterly Conformably to the Northerly 
part of the S d way Except in the Hollow and there to be Wyder 
for Convenancy of y" Caf y and Advantage of y e Hill. And to be 
An Open way over the Petitioners Land for the ufe of y e Town ; 
in lew of that part of y* old way left out by this Alteration ; the 
Petitioner referring all the fruit Trees. & other Trees Standing on 
Said way. 

That part of y* old way Left out by this Alteration is Difcon- 
tinued bv v e Yote of y e Town. 
[•203] 

At a General Town Meeting of y c Freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown on the 24 th . of March 1739. by Adjournment. 

The Committee Appointed at y e Last Town Meeting to Draw up 
(with the Advice of the Honourable Gentlemen y e Courts Comm tee ) 
what may be proper for the Town to Act upon relating to the 
peaceable Setlling of y e Ways And to make Reporte At this Ad- 
journment Made their reporte to the Town, which was as follow's. 

We the Subfcribers A Com :ee : Appointed by the Town of Water- 
town to prepar And Draw up (w* y e Advice and Concurrance of 
y e Honble Thomas Graves Fra: Foxcroft And Sam 1 . Danforth 
Esq r . A Com tee : Appointed by the Court of General Sefsions. of y e 
peace for the Stateing of y e publick ways in S d Watertown) what 
may be proper for the Town to Act upon w* Relation to the 
peaceable Settling of S d ways w ch have been So long Subfisting, 
and to make reporte at the Adjournment of y e Town Meeting on 
y* Twenty* fourth of this Inftant. 

Do Reporte as follow's. (having y e Advice & Concurrance of 
y* Hon r ble Gentlm a . above Named) That the best and most 
proper Method for the peaceable Settling the Said Affair of y* 
ways (under the prefent Circumftances) is as follow's. viz'. 



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That the Publick Road from Waltham Line to Cambridge Line, 
be Stated as to it's Corfe and Wydth as is hereafter Discribed. 
viz 1 . From Waltham Line So far as the Road runs Againft the 
Land of Cap 1 Sam 1 . Garfield, the Bounds of S d Road So far, to be 
the fence on the North side as it Now Stands, and the Line Made 
by the Towns Com tee . (for Difpofing of Land &c) with the S d 
Garfield on the South Side, the Road there being better than four 
Rods wyde. And from thence to Jon n Browns Barn, the South 
bound of S d Road to be, the fence as it Now Stands So far, And 
the North Bounds to be Agreeable to the Line Made by the 
Towns Com tee afores d w th Sam 1 Hager John Brown Ep- Cutter and 
John Fiske Againft their Lands, the Road there being five or Six 
rods wyde in Some places. And from S d Browns Barn to Taynters 
Lane (So Called) the Bounds of s d Road to be the Lines Made by 
y e Towns Com tee afores d with the Said Jona n Brown on y e South 
Side againft His Land, And John Taynter on the North Side 
Againft his Land the Road there being between four and five 
Rods wyde. And from Said Lane So far as John Whitneys Land 
Reaches the Road to be four Rods wyde And the Line Made by 
S d Com tee . with the S d Whitney Againft his Land to be the North 
Bounds. And from thence to the Lane below Thomas Saltmarfhes 
the S d Road to be better than four Rods wyde. And the Line 
Made by the afores d Com tee . with the S d Saltmarlh againft the Land 
He is in the Pofsefsion off to be the South wefterly Bounds of s d 
Road. And from thence to the Dwelling houfe of y e Wid w . Mary 
Learned the fence on the South Side of S d Road as it Now Stands, 
to be South Bounds of s d Road, And the Lines Made by the 
Towns Com tee . afores d with Joshua Learned Againft his Land and 
w th ye gd M aI y a g a i n ft her Land to be the North Bounds of s d 
Road, the Road being five Rods wyde or more againft the S d 
Jofhuas Houfe, and four Rods at y e s d Wid ws . Houfe. And the 
Road from thence to Jenifons Lane to be as to the Corfe and 
wydth as the fence now Stands on both Sides thereof Except 
Againft the Land of Nath 1 . Harris Esq r between his Barn & the 
Houfe of David Learned and there to be Agreeable to what y e S d 
Harris bo 1 , of y e Towns Com tee . aboves d . And from S d Jenifons 
Lane, to Parrys Lane (So Called) Said Road to be four Rods 
Wyde. & the fence on the North Side of the Road as it Now 
Stands to be the North Bounds. Excepting only, that y e Corner or 
Notch of Land between Amos Bonds & Benj n . Haftings be 
Straightened Agreeable to w* Tho s Bond Deceafed bo 1 of s d 
Com tee . And from Parrys Lane afore S d to the Lane by the 
Burrying place, the Road to Continue four Rods in Wydth the 
fence on the South Side as it now Stands, to be the South bounds 
of S d Road Except againft the Mowing Land belonging to the 
Heirs of Tho s Coollidge Deceafed, And there the Line to be 
Agreeable to what the Com tee . aboves d Sold to y e S d Tho s : Dec d . 
And from S d Lane by the Burrying place, So far as againft the 
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on y e South Side of s d Road to be the South Bounds of s d Road, 
And the Line Made by the Aboves d Com tee . w th M r John Sawin 
againft 

His 

[204] 

His Land to be the North Bounds, 
and from S d Sawins Land to the fore mentioned place Said Road 
to be four Rods Wyde. And from Againft Churches Houfe 
afores d . Leaving the South fence Gradually, and the Line to run 
Streight to a Stake and heap of Stones, full four Rods South of 
the Southeaft Corner of of Said Churches Land, Said Line to be 
the South Bounds of S d Road, and the S d Churches Wall as it 
Now Stands to be the North Bounds. And from thence to Stephen 
Sawins houfe the S d Road to be four Rods wyde, the fence as it 
Now Stands on the North Side, to be the North Bounds of s d 
Road, And from Simon Coollidges fence upon the Hill and 
Againft S d Sawins Houfe to be the South Bounds there. And 
from thence S d Road to run to the Bow of y e fence Againft 
Chriftopher Grants Land (Near a dry Elm Stump) the fence on y e 
South Side as it Now Stands to be the South Bounds of s d Road 
So far, And S d Road to be four Rods wyde. And from S d Bow 
the Line to Run Streight to a Stake and heap of Stones w ch is full 
four Rods South from the Southweft Corner of Cornelious Waldo's 
Land, S d Line to be the South Bounds of s d Road and the Road 
to be full four Rods Wyde. And from Grants Corner (So called) 
to Cambridge Line the fence as it Now Stands on Each Side of 
y e Road be the Bounds. Except Againft M r Amos Marritts Land 
Near Cambridge Line afores d . where the Road is but Two Rods 
wyde there the Road to wyden into S d Marritts Land (if need be) 
Agreable to y e Repourt of A former Com tee : from y e Court of 
General Sefsions of y e peace for the County of Midd x . 

That the Publick Way turning out of y e Publick Road by Jona n : 
Churches aforeS d and So leading by the Meeting houfe, and So to 
Waltham line Near Jofhua Warrins, be Stated & Settled as to it's 
Corfe and Wydth as follows viz'. That from the Publick Road 
afore S d to John Coollidges houfe S d Way be three Rods Wyde the 
fence as it Now Stands on the North Side to be the North Bounds 
Except againft S d Coollidges Land and there to be Agreeable 
to w' he bo 1 of y e Towns Committee afores d . and from S d John 
Coollidges to John Kimballs Houfe S d Way to be four Rods Wyde 
Except againft the Southweft Corner of Henry Brights Land and 
there to Streighten Some (if need be) to Accommodate a Uniforme 
Line, the Line Made By the Towns Com tee afores w th y e S d John 
Coollidge againft his Land to be the North Bounds of S d Way 
there, and M r Henry Brights Wall fence as it Now Stands to be 
the North Bounds of S d way againft his Land, and a Streight Line 
from Near the Southeaft Corner of M r Jonas Bonds Land to the 
Southeaft Corner of Tho s Biscos Orchard to be the North Bounds 
of s d Way So far, And the Wall fence to be the North Bounds 



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from thence to y e S d Kimballs And from y e s d Kimballs to Waltham 
Line afores d , the fence as it Now Stands on both Sides of the Way 
to be the Bounds of Said Way Except where the fence dos not 
Stand Upon the Line made by y e Towns Com tee . Afores d and in 
Such place or places the Line made by S d Com tee . to be the Bounds 
on that Side where it is. 

That all other Town ways in which the Com tee . Aboves d made 
Alteration by Sale of Land be Establilhed as to there Corfe and 
Wydth Agreeable to w l was done in Such ways by S d Com tee . 
Except in the Lane by Samuel Parrys And there the Lane to be 
better Accomodated. 

The Publick Ways aforeS d Never the lefs to be Subject to Such 
Alterations as the Afore Named Gentlemen the Courts Com tee . 
(upon a view) think proper to be made. 

And that all the Land Lying as Ways which Shall not be 
included in the Publick Ways, when Stated and Confirmed by y e 
Court of Sefsions that is Not yet Difpofed of remain to y e ufe and 
at the Sole difpofe of y e Town Agreeable to y e Article of Dividing 
Watertown relating to the Ways. 

And in Case the Town Vote An Acceptance of this Reporte 
and the Settlement of y e Ways as therein Stated and Difcribed 
(the publick ways Never the lefs Subjecl; as aboves d ) then to 
Choofe a Committee to waite on the 

Hon r ble 

[«05] 

Honourable Gentlemen the Courts Comm tee . aboves d with a Copy 
of the Reporte and the Votes of y e Town thereupon relating to the 
Settlement of the Ways aboves d . and to requeft of them (if the 
votes of y e Town be Agreeable to them) to reporte to y e Hon r ble 
Court of General Sefsions of y e peace for y e County of Midd x in 
favour of S d Votes and Settlement, That the Court aboves d Approv- 
ing and Accepting of Such a Reporte, the Publick ways in 
Watertown may be as to their Corfe and Wydth Settled and 
Confirmed. 

Which if once Effected (in our Humble Opinion) will be for the 
Tranquilitie of Said Town. 

All which is humbly Submitted 

Jonas Bond. 

Watertown March 2 2 d . 1739. Joseph Mason. 

Nath 1 . Harris. 

After S d Reporte was Confidered and Debated thereon. 
The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to Accept 
of Said Report And that the Publick ways and other Town Ways 
be Settled and Eftablifhed as Set forth and Difcribed in S d 
Reporte, the Publick Ways Subjecl: Neverthelefs to Such Altera- 
tions as the Courts Com tee . upon view) think proper Should be 
Made. 

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The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Choofe 
a Committee to wait on the Hon r ble Gentlemen the Courts Com tee . 
w th a Copy of the Reporte and the Vote of the Town thereupon, 
as alfo to wait on chem y e s d Comm tee . when they do Come to 
Town to take a View of y e Publick ways, and Alfo requeft of them 
in the Towns behalf that if what the Town has done relating to the 
Ways be Agreeable to them that they w ld Reporte to y e Honourable 
Court of Sefsions &c in favour thereof. 

And y e Vote past in the Affarmative. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond, Joseph Mafon & Nath 1 . Harris 
Esq rs . to be a Committee for y e Ends abovesaid. 

Then Voted and Adjourned this Meeting and y e Remaining 
buifnefs not yet Acted upon to the Eleventh day of April Next at 
four of y e Clock after Noon to this place. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants of Watertown on the Eleventh day of April 1740 by 
Adjournment. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Appoint 
one or More Perfons to Receive of Nath 1 . Harris Esq r thofe Bonds 
w ch were given to the Towns Com tee before Divided for y e Ufe of 
Watertown. 

And y e Vote past in the Negative. 

[206] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of Nath 1 Harris Esq r . 
on the 31 Day of March 1740. To Appoint the Surveyers of the 
High Ways &c their refpective Diftricts. 

The Selectmen Appointed William Goddin jun r . Surveyer his 
Diftrict to be as follows viz 1 . 

The Publick Way from Jonathan Churches to the Meeting 
houfe, an the Town Way from the Meeting houfe Northward to 
Cambridge line Near Tho s Wellingtons and all the Town Ways 
which are included within S d Bounds. 

Samuel Stratton Surveyer his District to be as follow's viz'. The 
Country Road from Cambridge Line to Ebenez r Goddards and the 
Town Way by Sam 1 Perrys, the Town way by the Buring place, 
and the Town way Leading by Sam 1 . Jenifons. 

John Brown Surveyer his Diftricl: to be as follow's viz'. 

The Country Road from Waltham Line So far as Ebenez r God- 
dards and all the Publick Roads and Town ways on the South 
Side thereof. 

John Taynter Surveyer his Diftricl: to be as follow's viz 1 . 

The Town Way Leading by his houfe and So to Waltham Line 
Near Jona 11 Bemises, the Town Way leading from Said Way down 
where the School houfe formerly Stood and the Town way Leading 
by Daniel Whitneys to the Schoolhoufe and y e Town Way from 
the Meeting houfe to y e Contry Road by Eb r . Goddards. 

Joseph Harrington Surveyer his Distrect to be as follow's viz 1 . 



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The Publick Road from the Meeting houfe to Waltham Line 
Near Jofhua Warrins, the Town way Leading from S d Road by 
his own houfe to Waltham Line, and the Town way Leading under 
the Rocks (So Called) down to W™ Goddings Diftreft. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen Agreed w th M r John Hastings to 
take and keep Mary Maddocks and her Child which is at the 
Charge of y e Town for one year from the firft day of April Next 
viz f . the woman at three Shillings and Six pence ^ week and the 
Child at three Shillings Six pence week, S d Haftings to have 
the woman work, And to be Allowed for Extraordnary trouble 
Occationed by Sicknefs or lamenefs. if any Such providence Should 
happen. 

The Selectmen alfo Agree 'd w th Nath 1 . Coollidge to take and 
Board Margret Warrin who is at the Charge of y e Town for the 
Space of one Year from y e firft day of April Next At Six Shillings 
& Six pence per week Extroadry Charges to be Allowed. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay unto M r Benjamin Haftings out of 
y e Money belonging to Watertown before divided 
great that is in the (then) Conftables hands the Sum of 
Bridg. Three pounds Eleven Shillings, it being for work 
3- 1 1- .. done at the great Bridge 

. 10- .8 And to George Cutting the Sum cf 10/8 for 

1 14- •» 8 lb of Speeks for y e great Bridg and to Jona n Brown 

^5 = 15- 8 y e Sum of Thirty four Shillings for graviling y e S d 
Bridge. 

And to M r John Braddifh of Cambridge out of y e grant made 
Laft year for y e Meeting houfe glafs mending, the Sum of four 
pounds 13/6. 

[307] 

At a Meeting of .y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of J Mafon's Esq', on 
y e 8 th day of May 1740. The Selectmen having Rec d a Preceip 
from y e High Sherriff of y e County of Midd\ requiring them 
to Caufe the Freehold 1 " 5 &c of Watertown who are Qullifyed, to 
Afsemble in Ord r to Elect and Depute one or more perfons to Serve 
for and reprefent them in a great and General Court to be held at 
Bofton on the 28 th day of May Currant 

In Obfervance thereof. Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants 
to warn the Freeholders &c of Watertown to Afsemble at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on fryday the 23 d day of May 
Currant at one of y e Clock after Noone. Then and there to Elect 
and Depute one or more perfons to Serve for and Reprefent them 
in a great and General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Con- 
vened held & keept for his Maj s . Service at y e Court houfe in 
Bofton upon Wedenfday the 28 th of May Currant. 

Alfo to Warne the Freeholders and other Inhab ts . of Watertown 
who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs, to Afsemble at S d 
Meeting houfe at Two of y e Clock Afternoon of S d 23 d day for y e 
Ends following, viz 1 . 



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1. For the Town to hear w 1 the Hon r ble y e Court of General 
Sefsions of y e peace for the County of Midd\ has Acted relating 
to y e Publick Ways in Watertown. And in Cafe there be Any 
more Land Lying by y e Publick Ways or other Ways in S d Town 
y l the Town Shall See Meet Should be Difpofed off then to Choofe 
and Impower A Committee in the Towns Name & behalf to 
Difpofe of y e Same, or in any oth r Method to be Difpofed of by y e 
Town as they Shall think moft proper. S d Comm cee . alfo to take 
New bonds of thofe perfons that bo'. Land of y e Towns Com tee . 
formerly. And further to Act evrything Necefsary in S d Affair. 

2. To hear what the Com tee chofen to Lett y e Banks &c by y* 
River has to relate to y e Town referring to the Land that was 
Left out by y e Alteration of y e Publick Ways by M r Ebenez 1 
Thorntons Houfe. And for the Town to Manifeft their minds 
whether they will Lett or Sell the Same. 

3. To Choofe Tything Men to Make up y e Vacancy there being 
None Sworne 

4. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will have the 
Meeting houfe in S d Town New Setted (it being defired by a 
Number of y e Inhab ts . of s d Town who Signifyed y* Defire in 
writting to y e Selectmen) And to Choofe a Com tee to Seat y e Same 
Agreable to y e Directions that Shall be given them by the Town. 

5. To hear the Petition of M r Ebenez r Thornton who Defires 
to purchafe the Land (Near his houfe) that was Left out by the 
Alteration of y e Publick Ways. Alfo whether the Town will Abate 
the forty Pounds for y e Landing places &c. or any part thereof. 

Warrants were Isued out Accordingly ^ J Mason Town Cler. 

The Selectmen being Notifyed that Sundry P r fons are come to 
refide in Watertown. Ordred the Clerk to Isue out warrants to 
warn the following perfons to to Depart out of Watertown viz 1 . 
Henry Dun who came Laft from Sudbury, who refides in y e Houfe 
of Isaac Sanderfon of s d Town, alfo Tho s Bifhop & Mar}' his Wife 
who Came Laft from Cambridge in s d County, the refide at y e 
Houfe of W T id w . Mary Learned of s d Watertown, alfo John Mad- 
docks who came Laft from s d Cambridge & refids at the Widow 
Grovers in S d Watertown. 

At S d Meeting M r John Haftings Informed y e Selectmen that 
Mary Maddocks & her Child who are at his houfe at y e Towns 
Charge, wanted Sundry clothing, the Selectmen defired S d Haftings 
to procure what was Necefsary for them and lay An Acc 1 thereof 
before y e Selectmen. 

[£08] 

At a general Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabit 5 , of Watertown Quallified to Vote in the Choice of a 
Reprefentative. Regulerly Afsembled on the Twenty third day of 
May 1740. All y e Selectmen being then prefent. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond to Reprefent y e Town of 



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Watertown At a Great and General Court Appointed to be Con- 
vened held & kept at the Court houfe in Boston on the 28 th day 
of May 1740. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs Regulerly 
Afsembled on the 23 d Day of May 1740. 

1. Voted and chofe Joseph Mason Esq r . Moderator of S d 
Meeting 

It was related to the Town that the Court of General Sefsions 
of y e peace had Voted that they Agree to the Report of y e Com- 
mittee for Settling y e publick ways in Watertown &c. who reported 
agreable to the Town Vote. 

2. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Difpofe of Such Lands as Lyes to y e Publick Way's as Now Stated 
by y Q Court of Sefsions, as are left out by y e prefent Stating S d 
Ways, and any other land that lys to any Town way y l may be 
convenantly Spared and y e Way Still Accomodated. And the 
Vote past in the Affirmative. 

3. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Choofe a Commtee to Agree with thofe Perfons againft whofe 
land, y e S d pieces of Land ly's that may be Spared, what they 
Shall give to y e Town for y e Same and S d Committee to Make 
reporte to the Town of their doing on S d Affair, and the Town 
Accepting of y e Com tees Report, be a Confirming of the S d Land to 
thofe Perfons, with whom y e S d Committee Agree. 

And the Vote past in the Affirmative. 

4. Voted and Chofe y e prefent Selectmen to be a Committee 
for y e Ends aboves d the Maj r part of them to be a Quoram. 

5. Voted that y e Selectmen be a Committee to take New Bonds 
for the Town of Such perfons as bo 1 Land of y e Towns Committe 
formerly, and to Act and do any thing y l is Necefsary to be done 
in S d Affair. 

6. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to let 
y l piece of land by M r Eb : Thorntons left out by y e Alteration of 
y e publick Ways. And y e Vote paft in y e Negative 

7. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to Sell 
S d piece of Land by M r Thorntons. And the Vote past in the 
Affirmative. 

8. Voted that the Selectmen be a Committee to Sell S d piece of 
land by M r Thorntons, and to give proper Conveyances of y e 
Same in the towns behalf, the Maj r part of y e Selectmen to be a 
Corom. 

9. Voted and Chofe Mefs rs . Jn? Taynter & Jn2 Brown to be 
Tything men 

10. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
New Seat the Meeting houfe. and y e Vote past in y e Affirmative. 

11. Voted and Chofe Mefs rs . John Bright John Haftings John 



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Taynter Joseph Coollidge & Eben r Stone to be a Comm tee . to Seat 
y e Meeting houfe. 

12. Voted that y e Com tee . in Seating the Meeting houfe, Shall 
have regarde to Age, Hon r and Ufefullnefs Alfo to go According 
to Real & Perfonal Estate as it Stands in the Invoice Alowing one 
head. 

13. M r Eben r Thorntons Petition was red to the Town and 
After debate there on the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of 
y e Town to Remit, and give to M r Thornton the forty pounds Rent 
prayed for. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

[•209] 

Pamb I740> j une 2 d t -phe Selectmen Mett at M r 

John Coollidges jun r at his Requeft to preambulate with him. on 
y e Line againft y e Way. 

And the postes Standing at the South weft Corner of his gardin 
is the Bounds, and the line to run Streight from S d Pofts to y e 
Corner of Cap 1 Joseph Coollidges Land Eaftward, and Weftward 
the Line to run Streight from S d poft acrofs y e Town way and So 
upon a Straight corfe to y e Corner of Henry Brights land the way 
Meafured from Nath 1 . Coollidges Wall fence on y e South Side to 
the pofts afores d four Rods and four feet. 

June 30 th : 1740 At a meeting of the Selectmen at y e Wid w 
Mary Learneds. At S d Meeting y e Selectmen Approbated M r 
Tho s Saltmarfh, y e Wid w . Mary Coollidge and y e Wid w . Mary 
Learned to be Inhold r . for y e year Infuing. And Nath 1 . Harris 
Esq r . & M r John Hunt to be Retailers, for y e year Infuing. 

August 4 th : 1740 At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Nath 1 . Harris 
Esq r . Ordred y e Treafurer to pay out of y e Last Town Grants to y e 
Rev d M r Seth Storer the Sum of one hundred & Seventy pounds 
as it becomes due. To M r Nath 1 . Harrington Schoolmafter the 
Sum of Seventy five pounds as it becomes due, and to y e Several 
perfons to whom the Town is Indebted, y e Several Sums due to 
them w ch is alow'd of- & Granted by y e Town, to Eben r Haftings 
his Salrey y* was granted as it becoms due. And to pay out of y e 
grant made for the Support of y e poor To M r John Haftings what 
the Selectmen Agreed with him for the keeping of Mary Maddocks 
& her Child as it becoms due And to Nath 1 . Coollidge w" the 
Selectmen Agreed with him for y e keeping of Margret Warrin as 
it becoms due and to W- Lawrance 36 / for keeping S d Margret 
4 weeks 9 / ^ before She went to M r Coollidges. from y e 2 d March 
to the firft of April following. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jona n Browns on y e 12 day 
of Sep r . 1740. Ordred the Clerk to Ifue out a Warrat to warn 
one Sam 11 Nutting Wife & Children, alfo one Jacob Hill wife & 
Children to depart out of Watertown they both Came Laft from 
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At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 
on y e 8 th day of Octob r . 1740. The Schoolhoufe Seats and glafs 
being out of repair, defired M r Eben r Stone one of y e Selectmen 
to mend and Secure the S d Seats, and lay his Acc 1 before the 
Selectmen. Defired M r Jona n . Brown one of y e Selectmen to take 
care that y e s d glafs be Mended. Ordred y e Clerk to Ifue out a 
Warrant to warn y e Widow Mary Gibbird to depart out of Water- 
town She came laft from Brookfield in the County of Worcefter. 
Some time in Sep r . Laft (w ch was done) 

A Chist being wanted to put the Towns weights and Meafures 
in to keep them Safely Agreed that M r Jofiah Perry Sealer of 
weights and meafures, procure a Sutable Cheft for S d ufe as cheep 
as he can, and lay his Acc' thereof before y e Selectmen. 
[•210] 

Pam October the 28 th : 1740. The Selectmen Pream- 

bulated upon the Line or Bounds between the High Way and 
Land of Benjamin Haftings Agreeable to what he bought formerly 
of y e Towns Committee. And againft his Land on the South Side 
of y e Highway, at the Notheaft Corner the S d Way is four Rods & 
2 feet Wyde and the Northweft Corner y e S d Way is four Rods, 
and the line is a Streight Line from Corner to Corner. 

then Againft the Mowing Land in his pofsefsion on y e Same S d 
of y e way afores d the Line between y e s d way & y e Land he bot 
there of y e afores d Committe is as follows, At the Northeaft Corner 
the S d Way is four Rods and three paces wyde, and againft the 
Dividing line between y e s d Haftings Land and Amos Bonds land 
on y e North Side of y e s d W 7 ay. from a Stake Set up y e S d Way is 
four Rods and 2 paces wyde againft the y e moft Southermoft bow 
of y e wall fence againft S d Amos Bonds Land the S d Way is four 
Rods wyde. and at the Northweft Corner opefite to Amos Bonds 
Great Gate S d Way from s d gate is four Rods and two paces wyde. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the the 25 th . of Decemb r . 1740 
At y e Houfe of Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . Order'd the Clerk to Isue 
out a Warrant to warn out of Town one Abigail Helmet who came 
from y e Town of Barnftable in y e County of Barnftable She Came 
to Watertown the Laft of Sep r . 1740 and now refides At the houfe 
of Ebenezer Thatcher in S d Watertown. 

At this Meeting the Selectmen Appointed to meet again on the 
8 th . of January Next at Tho s . Saltmarfhes, at 9 of y e Clock in order 
to receive and Make Divifion of y e Bonds that was given to the 
Town Com tee . who formerly Sold Land before y e Town was 
Divided. 

As alfo to Confider how the Kings Attorney & others Should be 
paid. 

And that the Clerk in the Name of y e Selectmen, Send a Notifi- 
cation, to y e Town Clerk of Waltham to Notify Such Perfons as 
are Concerned to Act for Waltham in S d Affair to meet y e Select- 
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A Warrant was forthwith ifued out for y e End aboves d 
And a Notification Sent to y e Clerk of Waltham. 

Att r Joseph Mason Cler. 

[211] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown who were Ap- 
pointed A Comm tee . to Receive the Bonds off Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 
& others a Com tee . formerly chofen by Watertown before Divided 
to Sell Lands Lying to y e Ways in S d Town w ch they took of 
Sundry Perfons, they Sold Land too, Together with a Com tee : from 
Waltham chofen and Appointed for y e Same Ends On the 8 th . of 
January 1740 At Tho s . Saltmarfhs by Appointment. 

At this Meeting the Committes of Watertown and Waltham 
Received of the Committee AboveSaid Sundry Bonds which they 
had taken of Sundry Perfons for y e Ufe of Watertown, And gave 
the S d Com tee a Difcharge for w* they Received of them. 

After the Bonds were Rec'd. they were Divided Between both 
Towns as follows. 

The Committee for Watertown Rec'd the following Bonds, viz 1 . 



A Bond Signed by Eph m Cutter of 


£.8- 


10- .. 


Cap* Sam 1 Garfields Bond for 


23- 


.. — .. 


Jona n . Browns Bond for 


18- 


.. - .. 


John Tayntors Do for 


68- 




Cap 1 . Joseph Coollidge Do for 


3 2 ~ 


10— .. 


John Stouels Do for 


11- 


•5-» 


Joshua Learneds Do for 


3°" 


Mary Learneds .. .. 


10— 




Tho s Coollidges .. .. 


10— 




John Sawins .. .. 


32- 




Eben r Chenry .. .. 


20- 




Jonas Bonds .. .. 


30- 




Simon Coollidges .. .. 


•3- 




Nath 1 Coollidges .. .. 


14- 


10- .. 


John Coollidges .. .. 


19- 




Jofiah Stearns .. .. 


45- 




Benj n . Whitney jun r .. .. 


3i- 




James Barnard .. .. 


18- 




Dea Nathan Fiske .. .. 


.6- 




Henry Spring jun r .. .. 


20- 




John Whitney .. .. 


28- 


I 5~- 


Jabez Stratton .. .. 
Dan 1 . Bond .. .. 


20— 




44- 




Eleazer Biglow .. .. 


10- 




Benf. Whitney .. .. 


43- 




Sam 1 . Pierce .. .. 


5o- 




Jona n Bemis .. .. 


20- 




John Fiske .. .. 


37- 




Sam 1 . Barnard .. .. 


19- 


10- .. 


John Bright .. .. 


15- 





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Daniel Whitney .. .. 


21- .. - . 


John Bond 


.6- .. - .. 


Sam 1 Hager (in Watertown) 


2 0- .. - .. 


Rufsel (in Do) 


•3- 


Ben Haftings .. .. 


2 1- IO- .. 


Isaac Holdin .. .. 


.9- 


Thomas Train .. .. 


.8- 


Sam 1 . Warrin .. .. 


12- .. — .. 




£837-IO-.. 



The Committee for Waltham Reced the Sundry Bonds following. 
viz 1 . 

A Bond Signed by Sam 1 Parkhuft of ^30- .. - .. 



Joseph Harringtons Bond for 


.8- 




John Cuttings Do for 


i7- 




John Browns Do .. 


60- 




Joseph Patafons .. .. 


•5~ 


10— 


George Harringtons .. .. 


•3- 


1 5~ 


John Ball .. .. 


.2— 


17- 
.8- 


Josiah Harrington .. .. 


.2- 


Jofiah Fiske .. .. 


.2- 


12- 


John Chadwick .. .. 
Rich d Beers .. .. 


•7- 


16- 


.6- 




Tho s Harrington .. .. 


•5- 


10- 


James Knap .. .. 


•3" 


•7- 


Sam 1 . Hager (in Waltham) 


12- 




Rufsel (in Ditto) 


•3- 





£169- 15-.. 

There Remains in the Aboves d former Committees hands 







Rec d of Sam 1 Pierce 


.1- 


.2- .. 


Rec d of John Haftings 


.2— 


•5-~ 


Rec d of Nath 1 Bright 


•5- 


10— .. 


Rec d of W™ Allen 




10- .. 


Rec d of Tho s Bond 


.1— 


.6-.. 


Rec d of Tho s . Biglow 


.1— 


12— .. 


in a Note of Jofiah Perry 


•3- 




in Ditto of Nath 1 Harris Esq r 


^25- 






3" 


00- .. 




22- 


05- .. 




i— 


12- .. 


Nath 1 . Harris Esq r His Note Rec d . 


20- 


13- 


175 1 Ap r . Josiah Perry's Note Rec d . 


May 20 th 1 


75i 





A Com tee . of Watertown Chofen for to Rec d of the Com tee . 
aboves d w l was in their handes belonging to Watertown Reported at 



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the Meeting this Day that they had rec d . Nineteen pounds 7 / old 
Ten r of S d Com tee . See Lib 5. Page (79). 19- .7- .. > 

Thay alfo Rec d 26/ old Ten r . w ch . 
belonged to Waltham & paid it to Sam 1 ^20—13-.. 
Livermore Town Treaf r of S d . Waltham 1- .6- .. 

[313] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown and Waltham on 
the 8 th . of January 1740 At Tho s . Saltmarfh in Watertown, the 
Selectmen of Both Towns Agreed, that the Charges (relating to 
y e Ways) Allowed by y e Court of general Sefsions Agreeable to the 
Report of a Com tee . of S d Court (a Copy whereof is on hie) amount- 
ing to y e Sum of £2 7 = .4-.. Should be paid in the following 
manner, viz*. 

The Town of Watertown to pay the 
following Pfons viz 1 . M r John Overin 
Kings Attorney the Sum of ;£i2- ..- .. 

M r Thadd 5 . Mason Clerk of y e Sefsions .8- .8- .. 
which is the Sum Afseft on S d Water- 

town by y e afores d Committee 20 = .8- .. 

The Town of Waltham to pay the 
Perfons following viz 1 . 
Rich d Fofter Esq r High Sherrif £1- .. - .. 
George Harrington 3- 10-.. 

James Dix . - 12- .. 

W™ White .-12-.. 
Henry Spring .— 12—.. 

Cap 1 . Sam 1 . Gookin . — 10- 



.6 = 16-.. 



27= .4-.. 

The Selectmen aboves d Propofed Twenty pounds to be given 
to the Honourable Committee who were Concerned in Settling the 
Matter abo*. the Ways in Watertown &c. as a Reward for their 
good Service, to be paid by the Towns Agreeable to the Report of 
the Com tee . of y e Sefsions afores d viz 1 , fifteen pounds by Watertown 
& five pounds by Waltham. Agreed to lay the propofall before 
Each Town, that y e Towns May Act their pleafure relating to S d 
propofal. 

January 23. 1740 

The Selectmen Met at M re . Mary Learneds where they had 
Notifyed thofe Pfons that were to Renew their Bonds to Meet 
them. Sundry Pfons Did then Renew there Bonds taking up their 
old Bonds given to y e Towns Committee, and gave New Bonds to y e 
Town Treafurer the Bonds all bearing Date the Eleventh Day of 
December Laft paft. A lift of the Pfons Names and y e Sums 
Contained in y e Bonds Lodged w* the Treafurer. 

[313] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of Joseph Mason's Esq r 
on y e 19 day of Feb y 1740. Ordred the Clerk to Isue Out Warrants 



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for the Warning the Freeholders and oth r Inhab f \ of Watertown 
Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at y e Publick Meet- 
ing houfe in S d Town on Munday the Second day of March Next 
at 10 of y e Clock On S d Day. for the ends following. — viz 1 . 

To Choofe Selectmen Town Clerk Town Treafurer a Conftable 
or Conftables and all oth r Such Town Officers as are to be Chofen 
in y e month of March Annually. 

To know y e Mind of y e Town whether Swine Shall run at Large 
und r y e Regulations in y e Law. To hear the Town Treaf r Acc ts . 
To grant y e Rev d M r Storer his Salary According to Contract. To 
know the mind of y e Town w* Sum y y will grant as An Addition to 
y e Rev d M r Storers Salary for y e prefent Year. To grant money 
for the Gram r & Englifh School the Pfent year. To grant money 
for y e Support of y e Poor. To hear the Acc ts . of thofe y l the Town 
are Indebted to And to Grant money to Satisfy them. To grant 
money for y e Saxton Salery. To know the Mind of y e Town how 
much money y y will grant to be given to y e Hon rble Com tee . Tho s 
Graves Fra: Foxcroft & Sam 11 . Danforth Esq rs . as a Reward for 
their Service relating to y e Settling the Publick Ways in y e Town. 
To know the Mind of y e Town whether y y will Come into the 
Method of Mending the Publick & Town Way's by a Rate, and in 
Such a Way as the Town Shall Agree upon, and if y e Town comes 
into Said Method To grant money for the Managing of S d Affair. 
To grant Money for the Repairing y e Meeting houfe and y e Minif- 
teral houfe. To Hear the Report of y e Selectmen refpecting what 
they have Done relating to their Agreeing with Some Pfons w* they 
are to give to the Town for y e Land that Lys between their fronts 
and the Bounds of the ways as they are Now Stated, and for the 
Town to Act their pleafur thereupon. To know the mind of y e 
Town whether they will Come into and ufe any method to Redrefs 
the Incroachm 1 . Made by Nath 1 . Harris Esq r on their Town way 
(Near Adjoyning to where Dea Nathan Fiske Laft Dwelt) in which 
there is a Comodous Watering place which Incroachm* hath a 
Tendency to Disturb y e peace and good ord r of y e Town. And 
for the Town to AcT; and do whatfoever they Shall think Prop r and 
requifite to be done for the Redrefsing of S d Incroachm 1 . and y e 
Recovring of y r S d Land and Watering place and the preventing 
the Difturbance of y e Town. (A numb r of y e Inhab ts . having 
Requefted y e Selectmen that thefe Articles laft mentioned concern- 
ing y e Incrochm 1 might be inferted in y e warring) 

To hear the Petition of Nath 1 Coollidge Relating to the Charge 
he was at in the Law with Refpect to y e land he purchafed of y e 
Towns Com tee . who were Chofen before the Town was Divided to 
Sell Some of y e Lands Lying to the ways. And for y e Town 
to Act their pleafu' w th Relation to S d Petition. 

To hear the Requeft of Some of y e Conftables and Late Col- 
lectors for the Town to Sinck or Abate Some perticuler Pfons 
Rates in their Lists, and the Town to Act their pleafure with 
Relation there unto. 



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To hear the Petition of Rich d King who Requefts the Liberty 
of y e Town to Make a place to Saw Timber upon at the Southerly 
End of y e grat Bridge, And the Town to Act their pleafure Relat- 
ing to S d Petition. 

And to Order the Conftables to Notify Such Pfons as the Town 
are Indebted to, to bring in their Acc ts . to y e Selectmen at the 
Houie of M r Jonas Bond On fryday the 27 of Feb y . Currant at 
three clock after noon in ord r to have them Laid before the Town. 
Warrants were Accordingly Isued out to the Conftables. 

Att 1 . Joseph Mason Clerk 

[•214] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jonas Bonds on the 27 th . of 
Feb y . 1740 To Receive the Acc s of thofe Pfons to whom whom the 
Town is Indebted. 

The Acc B . are as follow's. viz*. 
Nath 1 . Coollidges Acc r . for Sundry 

things for Margret YVarrin 1- 13- .. 

And for Extraordnary Trouble w th her in 

her Sicknefs &c 2- ..- .. .3- 13- .. 

Sam 1 Barnard for Serving Conftable 20 / warning 3 

Meetings 9 / and for carryind out of Town Jane 

Hurley & Daughter 20 / .2- .9- .. 

Jona a Church for Serving Conftable 20/ Warning 

3 Meetings 9 / .1- .9- .. 

Ebenez r Stone for work at the Schoolhoufe & Meet- 
ing houfe .. - 16- .. 
Deacon Coollidge for Serving Afsefsor y e Laft year .2- .. - .. 
Joseph Mafon Esq r for Serving the Town Laft year 

Treaf r .7-.'-.. 
for Serving Afsefsor Laft Year .2- .. - .. 

for Money and time Expended w th y e 

Hon r ble Com tee abo r y e Ways .4- 10- .. 13- 10- .. 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r for Serving Afsefsor 

y e Last Year 2- .. - .. 

for Time and money Expended w* y e 

Hon r ble Com tee &c 3- 13- .. .5- 13- .. 

Jonas Bond for Time & money Expended w th y e 

Hon r ble Comm tee .3- 13- 

John Coollidge for keeping the Wid w Webb from 

the 25 th of Dec r Laft To the Second of March 9 

weeks at Nine Shillings P week 
John Brown Survey' for plank & Speeks for Tred- 

ways & Melt Brook Bridge (So called) .2- 19- .. 

At S d Meeting 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay to John Coollidge Jun r the Sum 
of Six pounds Ten Shillings (out of y e Laft Grant for the poor) 
viz Thirty two Shillings for Maddocks Child 4 weeks from 5 March 



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Laft to i of April Laft. And four pounds Eighteen Shillings for 
keeping Mary Maddocks from the 21 of Decemb\ 1739 t0 tne 
firft of April 1740. .£6-10-.. 
March 2 d . 1740. The Selectmen 

Ordred the Treafurer To pay to Cap* Joseph Coollidge 
Out of y e former Grants The Sum of Three pounds 
Twelve Shillings and Six pence viz Thirty five Shil- 
lings for Irons for the Stocks. And Thirty Seven Shillings 
& 6 d for keeping Mary Maddocks five weeks & \ whene 
She firft came from Woburn 

[215] 

At a Gen 1 . Town Meeting of y e Freehold', and other Inhab ts . of 
Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the 2 d Day of March A.D. 
1740. At the Publick Meeting Houfe in S d Town for y e Choice 
of Town Officers &c. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator for S d Meeting. 

( Joseph Mason Esq r 
M r Jonas Bond 

Voted & Chofe for Selectmen \ M r Jona n . Brown 

M r Oliver Livermore 
|^ M r John Taynter 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r Town Clerk & Treaf r . 

Voted to have two Conftables y e Pfent Year. 

Voted and Chofe Dan 1 Whitney 1 Conftable 

Voted and Chofe Simon Coollidge 2 Conftable 

Said Coollidge Appearing declared he w ,d pay y e fine 

Voted and Chofe Chriftopher Grant to be 2 d Conftable. 

{Dea John Coollidge 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . 
M r Tho s Saltmarfh 
Voted and Chofe John Haftings Seal r of Leather 

Voted and Chofe for fence view" \ Nath 1 Coollidge 

( John Sawm 

r Richard Clark 

Voted and Chofe for Survey ers of Ways -I Sam 1 Stratton 

l^John Brown 

Voted and Chofe for tything men -f J°h. n JBcjnd 

J & ( Josiah Stearns 

Voted and Chofe for Hogrieves ^ SalJ^ooke 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyers and ( M r John Brown 

Meafu rs of Timb r &c ( M r Eb r . Thornton 

Voted and Chofe as Meet P e fons to take f yj ^ ^ 

care that the Law be keept Relating J 

to y e prefervation of Deer ^ 

* Here is a short marginal note written in shorthand. Eds. 



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Voted and Chofe for Hawards or field ( M r 



Voted and Chofe M r Eben r Hastings to be Saxtone 
Voted that Swine Should Run at Large und r the 
of y e Law Relating to Swine 

The Article of the Hearing the Treafures Acc ts . w; 
to May Meeting. 



Voted and Granted one hundred pounds for y e 
Rev d M r Storers Salary According to Contract 

Voted and Granted Seventy pounds as An Addi- 
tion to the Revend M r Storers Salary this prefent 
year 

Voted and Granted Seventy five pounds for the 
Support of the Gram' and English Schoole the 
prefent year 

Voted and Granted fifty pounds for y e Support of 
y e poor y e prefent Year 

The Acc ts . of those the Town was Indebted to was 
Laid before the Town (And Allowed Excepting 
Nath 1 Coollidges & John Coolldges) the other Ace* 
Amounted to y e Sum of Thirty two pounds Nine 
Shillings 

Voted and Granted So much as to Satisfy them 
Voted and Alow'd Natha 1 Coollidges Acc'. all but 
Ten Shillings and to be paid out of the Laft Years 
Grants for the poor. 

Voted and Alowed John Coollidge Seven Shillings 
week for keeping y e Widow Webb from y e 2 5 of 
Dec r Last to this 2 d of March. And to be paid out 
of Last Years Grant for the poor. 

Voted to pay the Saxton this Year by Two Con- 
tributions, he Accepting of them as his Salary. 

Voted and Granted fifteen pounds for y e Hon r ble 
Com tee Tho s Graves Fra Foxcroft and Sam 1 Danforth 
Esq r for their Servis done y e Town Refpecting the 
ways. 

Voted to Mend the Publick & Town Ways this 
Year by a Rate. 

Voted and Granted Eighty Pounds to be Improved 
in mending the Said publick and Town Ways. 

Voted that Each perfon Rated in y e Afsefm' for y e 
S d ways have the Liberty to work out his or her 
Rate, at y e price y e Town Setts. 

Voted that the prizes for worke at the Publick & 
Town ways be as follows, viz*, for a man and his 
Teem twelve Shillings day Accting Eight hours 



.70- 

•75- 
.50- 

.32- .9 - .. 
.15- 

.80- - .. 



Drivers 




Voted 



[216] 



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to a Day he finding him Self, and Six Shillings fi 
Day for A Single man Accounting Eight hours to 
a Day & to find him Self. 

Voted that thofe Perfons Chofen to be Surveyers 
of y e Highways, be Collectors to Levy and Collect 
the grant made for y e Mending the Ways Allow 
ing Each Man rated the previlidge of working as 
aboves d . 

Voted and Granted Ten pounds for the Mending 
the Meeting houfe And Minifteral houfe .10- .. -.. 

O^p' Then the Report of y e Selectmen was laid 
before y e Town & Acted on as Entred P (217) 

The Vote was put whether the Town will come 
into and ufe Any Method to Redrefs y e Incroachm* 
made by Nath 1 . Harris Esq r on the Town Way (Near 
where Dea Nathan Fiske laft Dwelt) in which there 
is a Commodous Watering place. And y e Vote paft 
on y e Affirmative. 

Voted that the Selectmen or majer part of them 
be a Comm tee to Advife and take all proper Methods 
And ufe all peoper Means in the Law, for the Recov- 
ering the Land & Watering place taken in by Nath 1 
Harris Esq\ 

Voted and Granted Thirty pounds to Enable the 
S d Comm tee to procicut Said Affair in the Law to 
Effea. .30- .. - .. 

The 

DW] 

The Petition of Nath 1 . Coollidge was Red to the Town praying 
for Releaf relating to the Charge he was put to, &c. Abo { . the 
Land he purchafed of y e Towns Committee. And After Debate 
there upon, 

The Vote was put whether the Town will grant Nath 1 Coollidge 
any releaff or Confideration relating to his Charge in that Affair. 
And the Vote past on the Negative. 

The Petition of Rich d King was Red to the Town praying for 
Liberty to Errect a Scaffold or Saw pit at the Southerly End of y e 
great Bridge as Set forth in S d Petition. And after Debate 
thereon 

The Vote was Put whether it be the mind of y e Town, that the 
pray r of y e Petition be So far granted, That y e Selectmen take a 
View of the place and Se what Manner of Scaffold or Saw pit the 
Petitioner propofes to Errect. And if it is not pre judical to y e 
Bridge Nor Discommode any other previlidge or Injurious to the 
publick, that the Petitioner have Liberty to Errect a Scaffold or 
Saw pit as prayed for and to Improve the Same, Dureing the 
Towns pleafure. 

And y e Vote past in the Affirmative. 



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Voted and Adjorned this Meeting and the Remaining bufinefs 
Not Acted on to Munday the Ninth day of March Currant to this 
Publick Meeting houfe at three Clock After noon. 

Note the following report and vote of y e Town upon it. was over 
look't in the Recording, it Should have been Entred in ord r on 
the other Side, page 216 at y e place where the hand pints. 

Whereas the Inhabitants of y e Town of Watertown did 
at their Meeting on the 23 d Day of May 1740 Vote the 
Disfpofing of Such Land as ly's to the Publick way's as 
Now Stated, and Any other Land that Ly's to any Town 
way that may be Spared, and Did Choofe us the Subfcrib 15 . 
to Agree w* perfons w* they Should give to the Town for 
y e Land Lying Againft their fronts And make Reporte to 
the Town &c. Accordingly we Report as follow's. 
Agreeable to this Trust Repofsed in us we have Agre'd with 
M rs Martha Coollidge That She Shall move out her front fence, on 
the South Side of the Town way Against her houfe, Northward 
into the S d Way, So As to leave the S d Way two Rods Wyde, South 
of a walnut Tree at the Eafterly end of S d Way, And Two Rods 
Wyde at the South weft Corner of her Orchard, the Line to Run 
as it is now Staked out And She to Straighten her front fence on 
the North Side of y e S d Way leaving Said Way full Two Rods 
Wyde, She Paying to the Town Treafurer for the ufe of y e Town 
when the Town Votes a Confirmation hereof to her the Sum of 
Twenty five Shillings for y e Land that may be taken in by the 
moving out of s d fence. 

M r Sam 1 . Jenifon Alfo being Defirous of moving out his front 
fence Againft the Contray Road, And to Alow the Town A Valu- 
able price for what He Should Take in. We the Subfcrib r5 . Staked 
out the Line Againft his front as follow's. viv*. The High way to 



North Bounds to the NorthEaft Corner of the Land to be taken 
in, And Said Way Againft the North Weft Corner of S d Land to 
be taken in, is from S d Corner to the North Bounds four Rods 
and two feet Wyde, And the Line from Corner to Corner to be a 
Streight line, And the Eaft and Weft lines to Run Square. Agreed 
w* the S d Sam 1 . Jenifon that he move out his front fence to the 
line Above S d He paying to the Town Treafurer for the L'fe of 
the Town of Watertown the Sum of fourteen pounds for the 
Land included in the Above S d Bounds, when the Town Votes A 
Confirmation of the Same to him. 



be full 



[S18] 



four 

four Rods Wyde from the 



Watertown Feb y . 2 



7. 1740. 



Nath 1 . Harris 
Joseph Mason 
Jonas Bond 
Eben r . Stone 
Jonathan Brown. 



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After this Report was Red to the Town 
And Confidered, the Vote was put whether 
The Town Accept of the Report and that 
the Land therein Mentioned be Confirmed to 
the Said Martha Coollidge. And Sam 1 . Jenifon upon 
the Conditions Mentioned in S d Report. 

And the Vote past in the Affirmative. 

Feb y : 27: 1741 M r Sam 1 . Jenifon Gave Bond to y e Treafurer for 
the fourteen pounds aboveS d . 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen At y e Wid w Mary Learneds on the 
Sixth day of March 1740. 

The Selectmen Agre'd w th M r Nath 1 . Harrington to keep the 
Grammer and Englifh School in Watertown for the Space of one 
Year from the firft day of March Inftant, for the Sum of Seventy 
five pounds. 

At this Meeting the following perfons were Sworn to the faithfull 
difcharge of their Refpective Offices, viz 

Joseph Mason Esq r To the Offices of Town Clerk & Town 
Treafu r f Nath 1 Harris Justice p e . 
Christopher Grant to y e office of Conftable 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r ) . r c 
M'Tho*Saltmar(h[ Afsefsors ' 
M r Sam Stratton V Surveyers of Ways & 
M r John Brown ) Collectors 

M r John Bond ) ™ . 

Jofiah Stearns \ Tythingmen 

Stephen Sawin hogrieve 
John Brown \ to y e Office of Survey' & 
Eb r Thornton X Meaf r of Timb r 



M r 
M r 
M r 
M r 



M' 
M' 



David Learned 
Tho Saltmarfh 



as Meet perfons to take 
care y* y e Law be kept 
relating to y e preferva- 
tion of Deer 



Hawards or fields Drivers 



Before 

Joseph Mason 
Justice peace. 



M r Eb Chenry ) 
M r Joshua Learned ) 

March 11: 1740 M r John Haftings Sealer of Lea r . was Sworn 
before Joseph Mason Jus p e . 
M r Rich d Clark was Sworn to y e Offices of 
Surveyer of Highways, And Collector before 
Joseph Mason Jus e . peace 
M r Nath 1 Coollidge was Sworn to y e Office of 
fence viewer, before Joseph Mason Justice 
peace. 

[219] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freehold", and other Inhab 45 . 
of Watertown On the Ninth day of March 1740. by Adjournment. 



Do — 24 — 



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Voted and Chofe M r Jonathan Beemis Conftable in the Room 
of M r Daniel Whitney. 

Then the Article relating to y e Conftables & Collectors, came 
under ConfiderAticn, 

And the Town by a Vote Abated Ebenez r Stone jun r his Rates 
in Conftable Henry Bonds List of Rates which was Twenty Six 
Shillings £1- .6 .. 

Voted and Abated Sam 1 Clarks Rate in Collector Nath 1 . Cool- 
lidges Lift . - .6- .4 

At this Meeting Votes was bro 1 . in for a County Rejester & 
Treaf r . 

March y e 13 th : M r Jonathan Beemas took the Conftables Oath 
before Joseph Mason Justice peace. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of Joseph Mason Esq r . 
on y e 24 of March 1740 / 1 In order to Appoint y e Surveyers of 
y e HighWays their refpective Districts, for labouring & Collection. 

Richard Clark Surveyer his District to be the Northerly Country 
Road from Jonathan Churches to Waltham Line by Jofhua War- 
rins. and all y e Town ways Northward of S d Road Including Nath 1 . 
Coollidge John Velia Benj! Whitney John Hoar or y e familie on s d 
place. 

Sam 1 . Stratton Surveyer his District to be, the Crofs Town way 
from the Contry Road by Eb r Goddard So by y e meeting houfe 
down to y e North Country Road And all other Town ways & High 
ways Eaft of s d Crofs way Encluding Sam 1 Fiske. 

John Brown Survey' his District to be the Remaining Highways 
& Town ways, which are weft of Survey". Strattons Diftrict & 
South of Surveyer Clarks. the whole Diftricks drawn on a plan 
on file 

Ordred y e Clerk to give the Surveyers plan of y r Districts, 
(which was done) 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jonas Bonds on the Second 
day of April 1741. In order to board out the poor. 

The Selectmen Agreed w th M r John Hastings to keep Ruth 
Maddocks a poor Child of John Maddocks (who has been at y c 
Charge of y e Town) for the Space of one Year from this date, and 
to provide for it good and Sufficant Meat Drink lodging, Apparrel 
of all Sorts needed and all Necefsary Sutable for Such a Child in 
its health. And He to have as a Reward therefor from y e Town 
the Sum of Seven Shillings per week. And in cafe of Sicknefs or 
any thfng Extreordinary to be Alowed reafonable Satiffaction from 
the Town. 

The Selectmen Agre'd with Simon Coollidge to take to board 
Margret Warrin (who is a Town Charge) for y e Space of one Year 
from this date and provide for her good & Sufficant food Drink & 
warning and Such beding as is Necefsary for her bef ides what She 
has of her own. All thofe Sutable for Such an Aged perfon, s d 



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Coollidge to take into his care y e S d Margrets goods. And He 
y e s d Coollidge to have from y e Town as a reward therefor Six 
Shillings and 3 d pence per week the S d Margret to have the benefit 
of her own Labour, and if Sicknefs or Any Extreordanary thing 
happen to be allowed Reafonable Satiffaction therefor over & 
above y e above S d Sum p week. 

M r . John Haftings bro* in his Acc* of w* he had procured at y c 
Defire of y e Selectmen for Mary Maddocks & her Child Last 
year. viz*. 

for the woman 5- 11-.. 
for y e Child 2- .8-.. 

£7 = i9-- 

Allowed of by y e Selectmen. 

[««0] 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of Jona n Browns on y e 
15 th . Day of April 1741. It being the Year for Preambulation 
The Selectmen Appointed Mef rs . Oliver Livermore and Jona n . 
Brown to preambulate on y e Lines with the Adjacent Towns, and 
to make return. Ordred y e Clerk to Notify y e Adjacent Towns. 
(w ch was done) 

The Selectmen preambulated the Bounds between the highway 
& Sundry Perfons Land which they had bo 1 of y e Towns Com tee . 
viz* 

With M r Jona n Brown, and his Line to be as he bo* of y e Towns 
Com tee . Except a Small Alteration to make the Line more Strait 
and Uniform to Extend Northward about a pace at or Near y e 
Eaft End by y e great tree and and to throw out about a pace on 
y e knowl. 

With M r John Tayntor his Line as he bo*, of s d Com* ee . viz* from 
L*. Fisks Corner as Now fenced on a Streight line to Nine paces 
South of S d Taynters Southeaft Corner as now fenced, an old 
Stump being in the Line, the High way being between 5 and Six 
Rods wide between y e Lands of y e S d Brown and Taynter. Alfo 
with M r John Whitney and his Bounds to be as he bo*, of S d 
Com tee . and Now Set out by y e Selectmen by Certain heaps of 
Stons. the High Way at the SouthWeft Corner of Whitneys Land 
to M r Jona n . Browns Bounds is Six Rods. And Againft Samuel 
Cooks Norweft Corner the High Way is Twenty Seven paces 
wyde. and S d Way is four Rods and halfe wyde between S d Whit- 
neys Land and M r W^ Aliens Land. And So Againft Sam 11 Cooks 
the Line to be Continued on a Strait Courfe with M r Aliens till it 
Enter Sects the fence by Some Smal Chearitres With M r Tho s 
Saltmarfh for M r W™ Allen y e Way is four Rods & half wyde 
between S d Aliens Land & John Stouels. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Oliver Livermores. April 
20 th . 1 741. Agreed that M r Benj n . Hastings be Imployed & 
Defired to Do w* is Necefsary to be done at y e Meeting houfe in 
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may be to Mend the glafs. Defired M r Livermore to Speake \v :h 
a glazer to do y e Same out of hand. Agreed that the Stocks be 
Set on Some Conveniant place Near y e Meeting houfe. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at M r John Tayntors on y e 7 of 
May 1 741. In Obfervance of A Preceipt directed to y e Selectmen 
&c. Ordred y e Clerk to Isue out Warrants to warn the Freeholders 
& other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in the Choice of 
a Reprefentative to Afsemble and Meet at y e publick Meeting 
houfe in S d Town on the fifteenth day of May Currant at Two of 
y* Clock after Noon then and there to Elect and Depute one or 
more perfons to Reprefent the Town at y e great and General Court 
or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened held &: kept for his Maj es . 
Sen-ice at y e Court houfe in Boston on y e 27 of May Currant. 

And to warn the Freeholders and other Inhab ts . of s d Town 
Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at S d publick Meeting 
houfe at three of y 6 clock after noon of S d Day for y e Ends follow- 
ing. viz 1 . (1) for y e Town to Choofe a Com tee . to joine w th . a Com tee . 
that may be chofen by Waltham (for y e end) to run the Line 
between Watertown and Waltham and Make Such Marks & 
Moniments that hereafter may be renewed when y e Line Shall be 
preambulated on. (2ly) To know y e mind of y e Town whether 
they will Let out the bank & landing places by Charles River, 
and choofe a Committee for y l end (3I}") To hear the Report of 
y e Com tee Appointed to Agree w* Perfons ab 1 y e Land ^ may be 
Spared Lying to y e ways againft their fronts what they have 
further done in S d Affair. And the Town to Act thereon as they 
Shall Se Meet. (4I}') To hear y* Com tees . Reafons who were 
Appointed to Seet y e Meeting houfe why y y did not proceed in S d 
Affair, and for y e Town to Choofe a New Conr ee if they Shall Se 
meet So to do to Seat S i Meeting houfe forth with. (5I)-) To hear 
the Petition of Nath 1 . Coollidge referring to y e Land he purchafed 
of y e Towns Com tee . formerly and his Charges Arifing thereon 
praying for Some releaf. and for the Town to Act their pleafure 
with relation there unto. 

Warrants were Sent out forth with. 

At y e aboves d Meeting the Selectmen Agreed w* M r John 
Coollidge jun r that for his keeping the widow Webb from Second 
Day of "March Laft 

to 

[MM] 

to the 

Ninth day of April Laft. he Should have Seven Shillings per week, 
and the S d Wid w . from S d Ninth of April Maintains her Self and is 
not at the Towns Charge Except w 1 y e Selectmen Shall Order to 
incourage her in maintaing herSelf. 

The Selectmen defired M r John Coollidge to procure S d Widow 
a Load of wood at y e Town Coft 

The Selectmen being in formed that Sundry Perfons are come 



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to Refide in Watertown viz 1 . Hep h . Stewart w th her three Children 
who Came from Waltham the begining of this Inftant April, who 
are at y e Houfe of Will™ Lawrance. 

Alfo one Jane Dane an Irifh woman who Came from Cambridge 
in y e County of Mid dx . to Watertown Some time in Jan y Laft. and 
refides at y e Houfe of Parker. 

Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to warn y e S d Parfons to 
Depart forth with out of Watertown, 

At a Meeting of the Freehold", and other Inhab tE . of Watertown 
Quallifyed to Vote in the Choife of a Reprefentative Regulerly 
Afsembled on the fifteenth day of May A.D. 1741. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond to Serve for and Reprefent 
the Town of Watertown at the Great and General Court Apointed 
to be held at y e Court houfe in Boston on the 27 th day of May 
Currant &c. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other Inhab ts 
of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the 15 of May 1741. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r to be Moderator of y e 
Meeting. 

Voted and Chofe Mefs rs . Oliver Livermore Jona n . Beemis & 
Jona n Brown to be a Com tee to joine w th a Com tee of Waltham to 
Run the Line Between Watertown and Waltham over again and to 
renew y e old Marks and Make New Marks & monim ts . on s d Line 
where in is Needfull. 

Voted to Let out the Banks and Landing places by Charles 
River belonging to y e Town by y e Bridge. 

Voted and Chofe Mefs rs . Rich d Clark Jona n . Beemis & Josiah 
Parry to be a Committee to Let out S d Banks & Landing places. 

Voted to Seat the Meeting houfe forth with by Such Rates as 
y 6 Town agrees on. 

Voted and Chofe .Mefs ers Oliver Livermore John Taynter Jona n 
Church John Bright & Henry Bond to be a Committee to New 
Seat y e Meeting houfe And to make repoart at y e Adjournm*. 

Voted that the Com tee . in Seating the Meeting houfe to have Re- 
garde to Age Hon r and Ufefullnefs And to Real & personal Estate 
as it Stands in the Laft Invoice Alowing One Pole to an Estate. 

Voted and Adjourned this meeting and y e Remaining buifnefs 
not yet Acted upon to the third Monday in June Next at four of 
y e clock after none at this place, then and there to Act on S d buif- 
nefs & to receve the Report of y e Com tee who are Chofen to Seat 
y e Meeting houfe how they have proceeded and y* Perfons may 
know their Seats. 

April. 1 741. We the Subfcribers being Appointed by y e Select- 
men to Renew the Markes on the Lines between y e Adjacent 
Towns, Meet w th Gentlemen from Cambridge & Newton and w th 
them Renewed y e Marks on S d Lines 

Oliver Livermore. 
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[929] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold* and other Inhab*. 
of Watertown Regulerly Assembled on the 15 Day of June 1741 
by Adjournnr. The Repone of y e Committe Appointed to Agree 
w** Perfons what they Should give for the Land Lying to their 
fronts <Scc. was Laid before the Town and Red which is as follow's. 
viz 1 . 

We the Subfcribers the Conr": Appointed to Agree with Perfons 
againft whofe front there was Land Lying to the ways y* might be 
Spared what they Should give to the Town for Such pieces of 
Land & to Make Report to the Town for Confirmation. Having 
Agree*d w~ Several Perfons. Do report as follows. M : Oliver 
Livermore defirous to move out his fence Againft the Town way 
Leading by Joseph Brights the Com :ee Agree'd y : he S :i Remove 
out his front fence in y e Manner and form as the Com tie . Staked it 
out which includs ab\ Nineteen Rods of Land He y- S d Liver- 
more paying to y* Town Treafurer to be Difpofed of as y e Town 
Se Meet, the Sum of Twenty Eight Shillings and Six pence when 
the Town Confirms it to him. 

M r Joseph Bright Defirious to Streighten his front fence and to 
make S" : Way more uniform Defired to move out his fence into S d 
Way. The Comm'" Agree'd with the Said Bright He Should 
Remove out his fence on the North Side of S d Way So far as the 
Corner of Coollidges Land and to run from S d Corner on a 
Straight line to y Corner post againft his yard, that gos up to his 
houfe as it Now Stands A Large Walnut Shagbark Tree Standing 
Directly in the Line Said Bounds or Line takes in about Twenty 
Rods of Land, alfo to Streighten his fence on the South Side of 
Said Way. So as to run from S d Livermores Northweft Corner on 
a Streight Line till it Striks the fence Oppofite Againft the Barrs 
Leading up in to y* Barn Yard there being about Eight Rods of 
Land He y e S~ Bright paying to the Town Treafurer to be Dis- 
posed of as y e Town Shall Se meet the Sum of forty two Shillings 
when y e Town Confirms the S d pieces of Land to him the S d Town 
way is full Two Rods between y e Lands of y e S 1 Livermore and 
Bright and Between v e S" : Brights Lands. 

M r Joseph Harrington About to New Set his front fence againft 
the Land He bought of Tho 5 Bisco Lying againft Elbo Hill Lane 
(So Called) was Defireous to move out his fence into S d Lane, 
Accordingly y e Com :ee . Agree'd with the S d Harrington that he 
Should Move out his s d front fence to the Bounds that y e Comm te€ 
Staked out viz 1 . At y e North End to move out thirteen paces about 
y e Middle Twelve paces and at y e South end fifteen paces the Line 
Bowing a Little into S 1 Harringtons land, He y e S 1 Harrington 
paying to y e Town Treafurer for the Land taken in by S 1 Line 
which is about three Quarters of an Acre to be Dispofed of as y* 
Town Shall Se meet, the Sum of Seventeen pounds when the 
Town Votes a Confirmation of the Same to him the Town way 
at the Entering in of it is between four & five Rods wyde, and 



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So Straightens and is all y e Remainder of y e way againft S d 
Harringtons Land full three Rods wyde. 

M r . Edward Harrington Defireous to move out his front fence 
Againft his houfe So as to be uniform with what was Sold to 
others by the Towns Comm tee formerly, the Com tee . Agre'd w th y e 
S d Ed w Harrington that he Should Move out his fence So as to 
Conform to what was Sold before and to make a uniform Line, 
the Line to be a Little Bowing in wards as the Com tee has Staked 
it out. there being about forty Rods of Land taken in. Alfo he y e 
S d Harrington to Straiten his fence on y e South Side of the Road 
riming from the Bow in the wall Straight to y e Corner of Cap* 
Sam 1 . Garfields Land, which takes in ab l . Eight Rods of Land. 
He y e s d Ed w Harrington paying to y e Town Treafurer for s d pieces 
of Land taken in to be Dispofed of as y e Town See meet the Sum of 
Six pounds Ten Shillings when the Town Confirms the Same to him. 

Agree'd with M r John Sawin that he Bring out his front fence 
againft the Country Road South of his Houfe to y e North Bounds 
of s d Road as latly Stated by y e Court of General Sefsions of y e 
peace which will include about Twenty Rods of Land He paying 
there for the Sum of Twenty Shillings to the Town Treafurer 
when the Town Confirms y e S d Land to him to be Difpofed of as 
the Town Shall See meet. 

Agre'd 

[998] 

Agree'd with M r Thomas Wellington of Cambridge that he 
Should bring Out his fence againft the front of his Land in Water- 
town So as to Leave the Town way full three Rods wyde untill it 
comes down to the Brook and from thence to the way that Leads 
to Menotomy to be better than two Rods Wyde. which will Include 
Near one Acre of Land, He the Said Wellington paying for the 
Same to the Town Treafurer the Sum of Nineteen pounds when 
the Town Confirms the Same to him, to be Difpofed of by y e 
Town as they Shall See meet. 

Agree'd with Joseph Stearns that he Should bring out his front 
fence in Elbo Hill Lane afores d So as to leave the Town way two 
Rods and half wyde or there aboutes at the North end of his fence 
and three Rods wyde at the South end of his fence which will 
include about Thirty two Rods of Land, He y e s d Starnes paying 
for y e Same the Sum of four pounds to the Town Treafurer when 
the Town Confirms y e s d Land to him, to be dispofed of as y e 
Town Shall Se meet. 

Agree'd with And w White Jun r that he Should bring out his 
front fence in Elbo Hill Lane afores d So as to Conform to Joseph 
Stearns fence in s d Lane on the North and to Joseph Harringtons 
on the South which will Include About Twenty four Rods of Land 
Leaving the Town way full three Rods wyde. He the S d White 
paying therefor to y e Town Treafurer the Sum of Three pounds 
when the Town Confirms the Same to him, to be Dispofed of by 
the Town as they Shall See meet. 



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Agree'd with M r John Kimbal that he Move out his front fence 
Againft the publick way Leading by his Houfe to the bounds that 
the Committee & he Agree'd to Including ab : forty Rods of Land 
Leaving the Way So as to Accomodat M r Nath 1 Bright with a 
Convenancy of Coming out at his Barrs or Gate as the Commite 
have Agree'd to. He paying to y* Town Treafurer the Sum of 
forty five Shillings when the Town Confirms the Same to him. 
to be Difpofed of as the Town Shall Se meet 

Na:h : . Harris 
Joseph Mason 
Jonas Bond 

Watertown Tune 12. 17 41. Eben r Stone 

Jona a . Brown. 

After the above Report was Confidred of by the Town. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to Accept 
of s 1 Report and that the Refpective pieces of Land Mentioned in 
the Report be Confirmed to y* Refpective perfons Named in S d 
Report their heirs and Afsigns they Refpectively fulfilling their 
Refpective Conditions Mentioned in S 1 Report. And the Vote 
pafed in the Atnrmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y Town at this 
Meeting to Mannifest their Minds, how the proceeds of y* Land 
Mentioned in the forgoing Report Amounting to the Sum of fifty- 
Six pounds five Shillings & 6 4 Should be Difpofed of. And the 
Vote past on the Ainmative. 

Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town, to 
Make a free prefent and gift of y* proceeds of y* Land aboves* 
(amounting to y e Sum of fifty* Six pounds five Shillings & Six 
pence) To our Rev* Paftor M r Seth Storer. the better to Enable 
Him to procure Some help in to his familie. And that the Select- 
men. As Soon as the proceeds afores d . are paid into the Treafury, 
that they Draw out the Same, and prefent it to the Re . : M" Storer 
in the Name of the Town, as a token of their Love aed Affection 
to him. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

At a Meetingof }~ Selectmen at M" 3 Mary Learneds on the 22 d 
Day of June 1741. The Selectmen Se Meet to Approbate Tho s 
Saltmarih Wid w . Mary Learned & David Coollidge to be lnholders 
for the Enfuing Year. And M r John Hunt to be a Retailer. 

The Selectmen having Rec d a Precept from the High Sherriff 
of y* County- of Midd 1 . Requring them to Afemble the Inhab" of 
Watertown in ord r to Elect a Perfon to Reprefent them at a great 
&: General Court Appointed to be Convened <Sc keept at y* Court 
hous in Boston on y* Eighth Day of July Next. 

In Obfervance of Which Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants 
to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhab~. of Watertown Qualli- 
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Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on the 29 th . of this 
Inftant June at four of y e Clock afternoon, then and there to Elect 
and Depute a Meet Perfon to Serve for and Reprefent them in a 
Great and General Court or Afsembly to be Convened held & 
kept for his Majesty's Service at y e Court houfe in Boston upon 
Wednefday the Eighth Day of July Next 

Alfo to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhab ts of Watertown 
Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to meet on the 29 th Day of 
June Currant at five of y e Clock afternoon for the Ends following. 

1. To hear the Report of the Selectmen w th . Relation to M r 
Rich d . King, Errecting a Scaffold as Petition for Last March 
Meeting and So far granted y* the Selectmen view the Premifes &c. 

2. To know the mind of y e Town whether they are willing to 
Incourage the Building of a Bridge over Charles River from Cam- 
bridge to Boston, and what they will do for that End. 

(The Selectmen being Requefted to Lay the following Article 
before the Town viz) 

3. To know the mind of y e Town whether they are willing that 
the two hinder moft Seats both in the Mens and womens Seats 
below in the Meeting houfe Should be taken up, and Pews Errected 
in their Room by Such Perfons as the Town Shall Agree to, for 
the Accomodating of their families, And whether und r the Same 
Regulation w th . the other pews in the Meeting houfe or other Wife 
as the Town Shall Agree upon. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the 29 th of June 
1 741. for the Choice of a Representative. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond to Reprefent the Town at a 
Great & General Court Appointed to be Convened held and kept 
for his Majestys Service at the Court houfe in Boston on the 
Eighth day of July Next. 

[225] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and other In- 
hab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regulerly 
Afsembled on the 29 th Day of June 17 41. At the Publick Meeting 
houfe in S d Town. 

Voted and Chose Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator of S d Meeting. 

The Report of y e Selectmen mentioned in y e Notifycation was 
Red to the Town, And it Appeared by the Com tee who were to Let 
out the Banks that, that part of y e Bank Mentioned in the Report 
was already Let out for a Year Agreeable to y e vote of y e Town, 
that So the Town Acted nothing upon the Report. The Selectmen 
upon view were of Opinion that w l M r Rich d . King prayed for in 
his Petition to y e Town Laft March w ld would be very prejudical 
to y e Bridge & to the Publick. 

the Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town at this 
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Bridge over Charles River from Cambridge to Boston. And y e 
Vote past on the Negative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town that the 
Two hindermoft Seats both in the mens & womens Seats below in 
the Meeting houfe, Should be taken up, And Pews built in their 
Room, by Such Perfons as the Town Shall Agree to, for the 
Acomodating of their families. 

And y e Vote past in the 

Affirmative. 

Voted that the Said Pews to be Built Shall be under the 
Same Regulation & Condition, as the other Pews in the Meet- 
ing houfe are upon, as Recorded in the Late Precinct Book of 
Records. 

Voted that Nath 1 . Harris Esq r Should be one of the Perfons who 
Shall have a pew Lot in the place, where y e afores d Seats are taken 
up, to ErrecT and build a pew upon for the Accomodation of his 
familie. 

Voted that M r Oliver Livermore be another of y e Perfons who 
Shall have a pew Lott in the afores d place where y e Seats are to 
be taken up to ErrecT; and build a pew upon for y e Accomodating 
of his familie. 

Voted that Cap 1 . Tho s Homans be another of the Perfons, who 
Shall have a pew Lott in the afores d place, to ErrecT and build a 
pew on for the Accomodating of his familie. 

Then y e Vote was put whether Deacon John Coollidge Should 
be Another of the Perfons who Shall have a pew lot in S d place to 
ErrecT a pew on for y e Accomodating his familie and y e Vote paft 
on the Negative. 

Then y e Vote was put whether M r John Hunt Should be one of 
y e Perfons who Shall have a pew lot in y e afores d place to ErrecT 
and Build a pew on for the Accomodating his familie And y e 
Vote past in the Affirmative. 

Voted that if the Perfons whom y e Town have Agree'd Shall 
have the pew Lots afores d , can't Agree among themfelves as to the 
perticuler Spots where they Shall refpecTively Build their pew on, 
that then the Town by their Vote in Some reguler meeting (to 
prevent Diford r ) will Afsign & perflx to each of y e S d perfons the 
perticuler Lot or place where he Shall ErrecT his pew upon. 

Voted that the floar or platform of the pews to be Built Shall be 
no higher then the top of the Cills of the Seats, that So they may 
not Discomode the hinder pews. 

their Agrm'. Enter P. (226) 

[M6] 

August the 7 th . 17 41. At a meeting of y e Selectmen at Joseph 
Mason's Esq r . 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay out of the Treafurey y e Sum of 
forty four Shillings to M r Jofiah Stearns to pay for the warning the 
frame for y e hour glafs at y e . Meeting houfe and y e Glafs and y e 
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At a Town Meeting of y e Inhab te . of Watertown on y e 29 th of 
June 1 7 41. The Town aforeS d was pleafed to vote and grant to 
us the Subfcribers the two hindermoft Seets in y e Body of Seats 
Below in the Meeting houfe in S d Town both on y e Mens & 
womens Sids w th liberty to pul up S d Seats & Erre6l pews in y c 
places thereof for y e Accommodation of us & our four Families as 
by the Votes of S d Meeting Relation y r unto being had more fully 
will Appear. We the Subfcribers have Agreed to Errecl Pews for 
ourSelves & our Families Convenancies as followeth. That Nath 1 . 
Harris Errect his Pew joyning to the Middle Alley on the Womens 
Side of Seats. And that Cap 1 . Thomas Homans Errect his Pew 
Eaft off and adjoining to S d Nath 1 . Harrises Pew. And y* M r Oliver 
Livermore Errect his Pew joyning to y e Middle Alley on y e Mens 
Side of Seats. And y* M r John Hunt Errecl his Pew adjoyning to 
& Weft of S d Oliver Livermores Pew. As Witnefs our Hands. 

Nath 1 . Harris 
Oliver Livermore 
Watertown July 1741. Tho s . Homans 

John Hunt 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jonas Bonds on y e Eleventh 
day of Sep r . 1741. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay out of Laft Years Grant of Money 
for y e poor 

To Nath 1 Coollidge to Satisfy his Acc 4 . Alow'd Laft 
March Meeting y e Sum of .3- .3- .. 

To John Coollidge what the Town Allow'd him (for 
keeping M rs Webb) at Laft March Meeting w ch was 
66 / and what y e Selectmen Agree'd w th him for keep- 
ing S d Webb After S d Meeting w ch was 38 / .5- .4-.. 

And To M r John Haftings for Sundry things he pro- 
cured at y e Defire of y e Selectmen for Mary Maddocks 
& Child .7- 19-.. 

Ordred y e Treafurer to pay out of y e Grants Made by y e Town 
At their Laft March Meeting to the perfons hereafter Named, viz 1 . 

To Samuel Barnard the Sum of £-2- .9- .. 

To Jonathan Church .1- .9-.. 

To Ebenezer Stone .. - 16- .. 

To Dea: John Coollidge .2- .. - .. 

To Joseph Mafon 13- 10- .. 

To Nath 1 Harris Esq 1 .5- 13- .. 

To Jonas Bond .3- 13-.. 

To John Brown .2- 19- .. 

" ^3 2 --9-» 

To the Rev d M r Seth Storer his Salery for y e prefent 
as it becom's due w ch is One hundred and Seventy 
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To M r Nath 1 . Harrington for keeping the School this 
this p r fent Year as it becomes due, Seventy five pounds. 75- .. - .. 

To M r John Haftings what y e Selectmen Agree'd 
With him for Keeping Ruth Maddocks (a Child of 
John Maddocks) as it becomes due. 

And to Simon Coollidge what y e Selectmen Agreed 
w* him for Keeping Margret Warrin, as it becoms Due. 

The Selectmen Appointed to Meet on Monday the 2 1 of this 
Inftant at the Widow Mary Learneds at three of y e Clock After- 
noon, in order to View the Great Bridge, to Se what is Necefsary 
Speedely to be done: to repair S d Bridge & y e Clerk was Defired 
to Send Notifications to Notify y e Selectmen of Wefton & Waltham 
of S d Meeting. (Notifications were Sent). 

Sep r . 21 1 741. The Selectmen bound out Ruth Maddocks a 
poor child of John Maddocks to John Wyth of Cambridge And 
Agreed S d Wyeth to give with her y e Sum of Twenty- five 
pounds, the Selectmen gave S d Wyeth their Note therefor. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown, Wefton & Waltham 
at y e Wid w Mary Learneds on the 21 day of Sep r . 1741. The 
Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown wanting Some 
Repairs. It was Agre'd by y e S d Selectmen to procure four hundred 
of good Oak plank for S d Bridge Sixteen feet long &: three Inches 
thick. Said Selectmen Agre'd that y e Selectmen of Wefton pro- 
cure the Same, as good & as Cheep as they can, and Convey them 
to S d Bridge as Soon as may be. Alfo Agre'd y* M r John Mirick 
(one of y e Selectmen of Wefton) procure a String piece for the 
Bridge over the Mill Creek. S d String piece to be 13 & 11 Inches 
& thirty feet in length, at y e rate of 50 / the Tun, and to be bro' 
to y e S d Bridge as Soon as May be. 

Agre'd that M r Benj n . Haftings lay y e plank & String piece when 
they come. The Selectmen alfo Agreed with S d Haftings to take 
care of S d Bridge to mend the Same from time to time as there is 
Ocation, till further Order, and to take care to Secure the Old 
plank Shall be taken off of s d Bridge, that it may be for Mending 
of s d Bridge as there is Ocation for it. 

Signed / order of y e Said Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Town Clerk of Watertown. 

John Mirick Town Clerk of Wefton. 

Sam 1 . Livermore Town Clerk of Waltham. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 2 2 d Day of Jan ry : 1741 
M r John Haftings having Acquainted y e Selectmen that the Wid w . 
Mary Maddocks was Come to his Houfe who was out of Buifnefs 
and no where to go but muft Ly in the High Way if no body w" 
take her in. Accordingly He took her in And Acquainted Some 
of y e Selectmen of it. She Continuing Still at his houfe. At this 
Meeting the Selectmen Agree'd w th M r Haftings (no perfon Elfe 



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inclining to take her) that for the time past that he had kept y e 
s d Maddocks he S ld have thirteen Shillings p r week it being four 
Weeks paft. And that s d Haftings S ld have Twelve Shillings 
p r weak for keeping S d Maddocks untill further Order of the 

Selectmen. 

The Selectmen being informed of y e poor Circumftances of 
of Nath 1 . Stearns Defired M r Jona n . Brown & M r John Taynter 
two of the Selectmen to go to S d Stearns and inquire into his 
p r fent Circumftances and make report to y e Selectmen at their 
Next meeting. 

Novemb r . 6 th : 1741. The Selectmen Preambulated the Line w th 
Benjamin Haftings in Perrys Lane (So Called) And S d Haftings 
to Begin at the South end. at the Weft Side of the poaft at the 
weft end of y e third Lenth of Rayl fence from y e Ancient bounds, 
the bredth of his wall to be set up to be on y e weft Sid of s d poft. 
and to Run from thence Straight to the Estermoft poft Standing 
by y e Spring & Eaft of the Spring. & from thence to a Stake ab l . 
three feet Eaft of the Rayl fence and a little South of the whelm. 
And the And the Reft of the way to be left full Two Rods Wyde, 
& abated S d Haftings Twenty Shillings for the Land left out. 
(of w* he was to give by bond to y e Town's Com tee .) for y e better 
accomodating y e Lane. Prambulated w th Cap 1 Joseph Coollidge 
in S d Laine. And S d Coollidge to begin at Benj n . Haftings South- 
weft Corner and to Run from thence Straight to a Hepp of Stons 
in the wall by a great Stone in the way. Alow'd S d Coollidge Ten 
Shillings for y e Land Left out. 

[MS] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the Eleventh day of Feb y . 
1 741. Ordred the Clerk to Isu out Warrants Directed to the 
Conftables of Watertown to warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of s d Town Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at 
the Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday the first Day 
of March Next at Nine of y e Clock before noon, for y e Ends 
following, viz*. 

To Choofe Selectmen, a Town Clerk, a Treafurer. a Constable 
or Constables and all other Such Town Officers as by Law are to 
be chosen in March Annually. To choofe a Saxton. For the 
Town to Manifest their minds with Refpect to Swine runing at 
Larg. To hear the Town Treafurers Acc ts . To grant Money to 
pay y e Rev d M r Seth Storer his Salary According to Contract. 
To know y e Mind of y e Town w* Sum they will grant as an Addition 
to y e Rev d M r Storers Salary for y e Enfuing Year. To grant money 
for the Support of y e Grammer & English School for y e Year 
Enfuing. To grant money for the Support of y e poor, for y e 
Enfuing Year. To hear the Acc 15 . of Such p r fons y l y e Town is 
indebted to. And to grant Money to Satisfy them. For the Town 
to Manafest y r Minds how y e Saxton Shall be paid for his Service. 
To grant money to pay M r John Wyeth of Cambridge w' the 



Wk tertawn R ecc rds. 



Selectmen Agreed to Give him to take \~ Youngest Child of John 
Maddocks. To grant money for y killing of black birds Squarrills 
Cm : a ^reeable to \~ Law in y behalf. For y" Town to Manafest 
their Minds what ufe & Improvenr. the Intereft money Coming to 
y Town by virtue of the Bonds in the Treafurey Shall be put to. 
For the Town to Manafest their Minds with Relation to Such 
p r fons who bo : Land of y Towns Committee and gave bond to S d 
Committe. and who Yet Neglect and Refuse to renew their Bonds, 
Conformable to a Vote of the Town. Fcr the Town to Manifest 
their Mind whether they will Mend the Pub lick Ways vSc Tom 
way's the Year En filing by Rate in Such way as the Town Shall 
Agree upon. And to grant money for the managm t of S d Affair. 
To grant Money for the Repairing or Rebuilding of y* Great 
Bridge over Charles River in Watertown. For the Town to bear 
y Report of \~ Committee who were chofen to Joyne w h a Comm M . 
of Waltham to run the Line a New between Watertown & Waltham 
and make and Renew markes on s d Line, what they have Done in 
S d Art air. To hear the Report of M r John Tayntor with Relation 
to y* Renewing the Bound Marks of y* Farme belonging to Water- 
town Sec. Lying by y great Wachufetts. To hear the Report of y* 
Selectmen relating to a Way Laid out by them over part of Kings 
Common for v~ ufe of y Town. & for y e Town to Manifest their 
Acceptance of s d Way if Agreeable to them. 

The Town having at y* Last March Meeting chofen and Im- 
powred the Selectmen to ufe proper Methods to recover the Towns 
Land Watering place, fenced in by Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . the 
Selectmen purfuant to S 1 Trust Advifed with Council Learned in 
the Law. and proceeded According to Advice, and S d fence being 
removed So as to lay S d Land and Watering place open & Com- 
mon to the Towns ufe Again. To know the mind of Town 
whether they will choofe and Impower a Com^. in the Name and 
behalf of y* Town to Defend S 1 Land and Watering place againft 
all Attempts to Deprive or hinder the Town of the peacable 
Improvenr there of. 

To 

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To hear the Request of Some of y* Late 
Collectors and Constables for the Town to Sinck Some p'fons 
Rates in y Lists, and y Town to Act their pleafure w- Relation 
thereto. 

To hear the Petition of Nath 1 . Coollidge praying the Town to 
give him their part of V s Twenty pounds belonging to Watertown 
cs: Waltham vr* He Rec d of y* Towns Conr". for Selling of Land 
to y* Way's, for Reafons Mentioned in the Petition. And for y e 
Town to Act their pleafure w~ Relation thereto. 

To know y* Mind of y* Town whether they will build a Con- 
ffjnluit Poarch at the South Door of y* Meeting house and in Cafe 
the Town are of y Mind So to Do to grant money to Efect y* 
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To hear the Petition of James Dix who Requests the Town to 
Sell him a piece of y e Bank by the River Near to David Sangers 
as Set forth in S d Petition 

Likewife to Defire the Conftables to Notify Such Perfons as y e 
Town is Debted to. To bring their Acc ts . to y e Selectmen on the 
26 th . day of Feb y . Currant at y e Houfe of y e Wid w . Mary Learneds 
at four of y e Clock after noon in Order to have y m . Laid before 
y e Town. 

At S d Meeting defired y e Clerk to Send a Notification to y e 
Selectmen of Waltham to Acquaint that y y have Appointed to 
meet on Thurfday y e 18 th of Feb y . Currant at one of y e Clock after- 
noon at the Houfe of M r Tho s . Saltmarfh and Defire them that 
yy w w give them a Meeting at S d time & place in Ord r . to Adjust 
Sundry Acc ts . wherein both Town's are Concerned viz 1 . Concerning 
the poor, old Arrearidges &c. 

Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrat to warn out John Child 
wife and famlie who came from Boston to Watertown Oc~to r . 7 th : 
1 741 as Appears by a Notification Signed by Sam 1 Whitney, at 
whofe houfe they are. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at y G 
Houfe of M r Tho s Saltmarlh on y e 18 th of Feb y . 1741. At this 
Meeting y e S d Selectmen proportioned and Adjusted Two Acc te . 
viz 1 , that of y e poor wherein both Towns were Concerned (to y e 
i st of March Next) 

Watertowns Acc\ of their Difburfsm*. (Exclu- 

five of Mary Maddocks) amounted to y e Sun 

of One hundred Twenty two pounds Eight. 

Shillings £122= .8- .. 

Walthams Acc*, w ch they produced of their Dif- 

burfsments amounted to .62- 17- .. 



£185=. S=» 

w ch was Proportioned According to Agreem*. of 

y e Town's Dividing and there remained Due 

from Waltham to Watertown on this Ace*, the 

Sum of 24- .4- .. 

The other Acc* was that of y e Arreriges of old 

Conftables paid into Watertown Treafurey 

Since y e Town was Divided &c and y s Bal- 

lance to be proportioned was forty pounds 

Nineteen Shillings & 7 d 40- 19- .7 

Waltham Clerk gave an Acc*. of fifteen pounds 

2 / 8 in his hands w ch came by the Sale of 

Hannah Hoopers goods 15- .2- .8 

£s 6 = - 2 = -3 

w ch was proportioned and there was due from 
Watertown to Waltham on this Acc*. the Sum 
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which was Subftracted from the Twenty four 

pounds four Shillings So that there remains due 

to Watertown from Waltham the Sum of £12= 19- 11 

There is alfo Due from Waltham to Watertown 

on Acc*. of y e Repreptaive paid in y e Year 

1738 the Sum of Twelve pounds 2/10 12- .2- 10 
So that there Remains due from Waltham to 

Watertown the Sum of £ 2 5= -2- .9 

N.B. There Remains yet to be Settled viz*, the Remainder of 
Hannah Hopers goods Sold. A Remainder from y e Conftables. 
The Loan Intereft. A Stray beaft of Cap 1 Sam 1 . Garfield another of 
Jonas Smith 19/ in Cap 1 Livermors hands. Two five pound Noats. 
viz*: Henry Springs & Eben r Goddards. to which Settlm* y e aboves d 
Selectmen Agre'd and ordred y r Clerks to Sign to y e Same as 
Signifying y r Agreem* to the Same. 

Joseph Mason Clerk 
Sam 1 Livermore Clerk. 

[230] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at y e Houfe of y e Wid w . Mary 
Learneds on the 26 th . of Feb y . A.D. 1741. for taking in the Acc ts 
of thofe P r fons to whom the Town is Indebted to. the Acc ts . are 
as follow's viz 4 . Nath 1 . Harris Esq r Dea: John Coollidge & M r 
Thomas Saltmarfti Afsefsors for the Year 1741. their Acc'. viz 1 . 

To Taking the' Invoice and making y e 

Province Tax £4 =10-.. 

To making y e County Tax .. - 18- .. 

To making y e Town Tax .3- .. - .. 

To making y e Surveyers Rate or Tax .1- 10- .. 

To taking the Invoice Sent to y e General 

Court .6- .. - .. 

£15 = 18-.. 

Samuel Stratton Surveyer for 22 feet of 
plank for the whelme by M r Eb : God- 
dards & 42 feet for the whelme Near 

Cap 1 Coollidges & 4 Sleep". .1= .8- .8 

Mefsures Oliver Livermore Jona n . Brown 
& Jona n . Bemis a Comm tee to New 
Run the Line between Watertown & 
Waltham one day & % each at 8 / f 

Day .1- 16- .. 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r Dea: John Coollidge 
for hep in Coping the Laft years Prov- 
ince tax to Send to y e General Court - 10- .. 

Joseph Mason Esq r for Service done for 
y e Town as Clerk & Treaf r for the 
Year 1741 12- .. — .. 

for Indentures writ to bind out poor 

Children ..-15-.. 



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for help Copying y e Laft Years Province 
Tax for y e Gen 1 Court 



13- 



Jofiah Perry for a Cheft Hinges & lock 

to Secure the Town's waits and meaf- 

ures in. & for a Stamp for puter . 2- .8- 

Sam 1 . Jenifon for 160 feet of plank at 5 d 

^ Delivred to M r John Brown Sur- 

veyer for y e Towns Ufe .3 = .6- .8 

John Taynter 4 Day's in y e Wachufett 

Affair 10 / f 2- 
Expences 1- 11- .. 

Money to y e Surveyer 1- ., -.. 

.4=11-.. 

Jona". Bemis for Serving Conftable & 

warning 3 Meetings .1- .9 .. 

Sam 1 Fisk for work done at & about y e 

Schoolhoufe .. - 12- .. 

Jona n . Brown for carting gravill to y e 

Great Bridge .. - .6- .. 

Benj n . Haftings 4 days work at y e great 

bridge 10/^ 2- .. - .. 

One day & half his man . - .9- .. 

and for Mending S d Bridge Sundry other 

times . - 1 6- .6 

3= -5- -6 

Chriftopher Grant for Serving Conftable 

& warnig 3 Town Meetings .1- .9- .. 

John Stouel for Serving Conftable 1737 

& warning three Meetings .1- .9- .. 

£.51=. 8 = 10 

Rich d . Clark Surveyer of y e Highway's made up 
Acc 1 of his working at S d way's w th y e Selectmen, his List 
of Rates which he was to CollecT: or work out in his 
DistricT: Amounted to y e Sum of Twenty five pounds 
14/3 which he has work't out and Compleated. 

[331] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freehold' 5 , and oth r Inhab ts . of 
Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the firft day of March A.D. 
1 741. for the Choice of Town Officers &c. 

Voted and Chofe Nath 1 Harris Esq r . Moderator of s d Meeting. 

" Joseph Mason Esq r 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . 
Voted and Chofe for Selectmen X M r Jonas Bond. 

Dea: John Coollidge 
Dea 11 : Joseph Coollidge 
Voted and chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Town Clerk & Treaf r . 



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Voted and Chofe \ } Vhite ^ Co " fta ^ le K1 

( Oliver Livermore 2 Conftable 

M r Oliver Livermore Agre'd with M r And w White ju r to Serve 
in his Room & So be Conftable for y e whole Town. And y e Town 
by Vote Accepted thereof. 

{M r Thomas Saltmarfli 
M r Jona n . Church 
M r John Brown 

Voted and Chofe M r John Haftings Sealer of Lea r . 

Voted and Chofe for fence j M r Sam 1 . Cook 

View rs . ( M r John W 7 hitney 

Voted and Chofe for Survey- f Z ^ *\™? v ^ 

of Highway's { MJjgJ Welh ngton 

Voted and Chofe for Ty thing- j M r Sam 1 . Stratton 



men ( M r Sam 1 . Hager 

Voted and Chofe for Hogrieves { JJ 

Voted and chofe Survey" and ( M r John Brown 

Meafurers of Timb r . &c ( M r Ebenez r Thornton 

Voted and chofe to take care as ( M r Tho s Saltmarfh 
to y e prefervation of Deer ( M r Jona n Bemis 

Voted and Chofe for Hawards { ™ ^r^ddta 
Voted and chofe for Saxton M r Ebenez r Hastings. 

Voted that Swine S ld . Run at Large und r . the Regulation of the 
Law. 

The Treaf r . Laid his Acc*. before the Town and at his Defire 
the Acting upon y m . was Continued to Next May Meeting. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of one hundred pounds 
for the Rev d M r Storers Salary According to Contract ;£ioo- .. - .. 

Voted & granted as An Addition to M r Storers 
Salary for y e prefent year the Sum of .80- .. - .. 

Voted and Granted to Support y e Grammer & 
Englifh School y e p r fent year. y e Sum of .80- .. - .. 

Voted and granted for the Support of y e poor y e 
Sum of .30- .. - .. 

The Acc ts of thofe to whom y e Town was Indebted 
was Laid before the Town Amounting to fifty one 
pounds 8/10 Voted and Granted So much as to 
Satisfy them .51 =.8- 10 

Voted to pay the Saxton by 2 Contributions one 
to be on the firft Sabath in Sep r Next 
the other to be Laft Sabath in Feb y . Next 



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Voted and Granted Twenty five pounds to pay 
M r . John Wyeth according to Agreem 1 of y e Selectmen .25- .. - .. 

Voted and granted y e Sum of Twenty four pounds 
to pay for Black birds .24- .. - .. 

Voted that y e Interest money coming to y e Town 
by virtue of y e Bonds in y e Treai\ Shall be Impro'd 
to help pay the Grant made for the Support of y e 
School this prefent Year. 

Voted that the Com tee . to whom thofe Bonds w ch are 
not Yet Renewed were given to be defired to put in 
Sute Such Bonds as are not Speedily Renewed, 
Agreeable to a former Vote of the Town 

Voted to Repair the HighWays by Rate und r the 
Same Regulation as they were y e Laft Year 

Voted and Granted one hundred pounds to Repair 
the S d Highways. 100- .. - .. 

Voted and chofe the prefent Survey 1 " 5 of way's to be 
Collectors to Collect or work out the Tax or Rate, in 
the manner as was done y e Laft Year. 

Voted that y e Laft Year Surveyers that have not 
workt out their Rate S ld work it out in this year. 

Voted and granted the Sum of Twenty pounds to 
Repair y e Great Bridge. .20- .. - .. 

The 

The Comm tee . Report who were Chofen to run the Line a New 
between Watertown & Waltham was red to the Town. 

Voted an Acceptence of S d Com tee : Report, and that the Reporte 
be Recorded. 

M r John Taynter gave a verble Acct or Relation of the Com tees . 
Tranfatitons relating to y e renewing y e Marks on y e Lines of y e 
Farme belonging to Watertown Wefton & Waltham Lying by the 
great Wachufett. and it appeared by his Acc ts . y* y a met with 
difficulty and thro Some former misconduct y r is Like to be Lofs 
of Land if Speedy care dos not prevent, upon w ch Relation 

Voted that M r John Tayntor be Continued in his Capafsitee of 
a Committee man in S d Affair for further Consideration. 

The Report of y e Selectmen was Laid before the Town & red 
and after it was Confidred. 

The Vote was put whether it be y e mind of y e Town to Accept 
of S d Report, and the way Laid out as therein Mentioned & the 
other way there in Mentioned be Confirmed agreable to y e Report, 
and that y e s d Report be Recorded. And the Vote past in the 
Affirmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to Act 
upon that Article in the warning Relating to y e Choofin a Com te€ 
to Defend y e Land & watering place w ch was fenced in by Nath 1 . 
Harris Esq r And the Vote past on y e Negative. (It being generly 



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thought that \~ Selectmen who were chofen y Laft year were the 
prop r peribns to manage S d Affair) 

Voted that the Remaining bufinefs contained in the Warrants 
for y- Warning of this Meeting not yet Acted upon be Continued 
to Next May Meeting. 

The Reporte of y e Comm tee . aboves d . 

We the Subfcribers being Appointed as Committees by our 
Refpective Towns. To Run the Dividing Line between Watertown 
and Waltham over Again and to Make Marks and Monim* 5 . on 
Said Line and Renew the Old ones. 

Having meet on S d Affair On the 28 th . Day of May 1741 We 
proceeded as followeth viz 1 . 

Begining at Cambridge Line At a Stake Marked w~ W on Each 
Side, with Stones Laid About it, Thence to A Small Walnut tree 
about 20 Rods Distance, Marked with W. on Each Side with 
Stones Laid Ab\ it, thence to Another Walnut tree Marked w* W 
on Each Side with Stones Laid Abo'- it, Thence to a White Oake 
tree Marked as Afore Said. Thence to A heap of Stones on a flat 
Rock 

On 

On the South Side of a Stone Wall, in a Pasture, thence to An 
Ancient heap of Stones in S d Pasture, Suppofed to be made by 
Coll. Thaxter. Thence to a Walnut tree on the Easterly Side of a 
Wall in S d pasture. Thence Crofsing the Wall to Another Walnut 
tree Marked As Afores d . Thence to two Small black Oake trees 
Standing on A Side Hill marked As Afores d . Thence to A nother 
Walnutt tree Marked as Afores d . Thence to An Ancient heap of 
Stones Suppofed to be Made ^ Coll. Thaxter with a Stake Marked 
W on Each Side, thence to Another Walnut tree Marked as 
Afores d . Thence to Another Walnut tree &c. Thence to a heap 
of Stones on the top of a Hill having An Open View to the South- 
ward. Thence to An Ancient Heap of Stones Suppofed to be 
made by Co 11 . Thaxter Thence crofsing the parth to A Walnut tree 
in M r Brights Pasture Marked as Afores d . Thence to A Mark on 
Joseph Harringtons Shop, thence pafsing by Thomas Straights 
houfe five Rods to the Weft to a Small Walnut tree marked w* 
Stones Laid Ab l . it on the South Side of Joseph Harringtons field. 
Thence to A heap of Stones and a Stake Marked w~ W on Each 
Side on the top of a Hill in And". Whites Land, thence to A 
heap of Stones in S d Whites Land ab\ a Dead Walnut tree Marked 
&c. Thence to the Road Crofing the Wall at the Southeaft 
Corner of Joshua Warrins Land at a Stake and heap of Stones. 
Thence Runing Acrofs to the other Lane to A Stake Marked w* 
W on Each Side, abo c Twelve feet weft of a Large Apple tree w* 
2 branches Thence to a Small Walnut tree Standing by the wall 
Between John Browns & Sam 1 . Hagers Land, Thence to a Wild 
charry tree Marked w~ W on Each Side, thence to a Stake and 



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heap of Stones At the Country Road by Cap* Garfields fence, 
thence to A Small Walnut tree in Cap* Garfields Land marked &c. 
Thence to a Stake and heap of Stones in the Road Near M r Wards 
Houfe. Thence pafsing by his Houfe five Rods to the East to a 
Small Burch tree on the Bank of Charles River marked as afores d 
with Stones Laid About it 

Oliver Livermore ^ 

Jona n . Brown >Com tee : for Watertown. 

Jona u . Bemis J 

Hopstill Mead ^ 

Daniel Benjamin > Com tee : for Waltham. 
Samuel Livermore J 

[234] 

The Seleclmens Report Voted to be Recorded is as follow's. 
viz 1 . 



A Town Way Laid out by y e Selectmen of Watertown for the 
ufe of y e Town Acrofs part of y e Common Called Kings Common 
Begining at the Southweft Corner of Thomas Wellingtons Land 
(Lying in S d Town) and Runing from thence Twelve Rods to A 
heap of Stones which is three Rods to y e East from Richard Wall 
the Way to be three Rods Wyde So far and Said Line to be the 
East Bounds, and from thence Said Clarks Wall as it now Stands 
to be the weft Bounds of S 4 Way Againft his Land, and y° way to 
be three Rods Wide Againft S d Clarks Land. And from thence 
Cap 1 John Henderfons Wall as it Now Stands to be the Weft 
Bounds of S d Way So far as Sixteen Rods S d Way to be three 
Rods wyde, A heap of Stone being on the East Line Oppefite 
Againft the End of y e S d Sixteen Rods. Then turning off from y e 
S d Wall Southeafterly and Runing from y e Last Named heap of 
Stones to wards the beaten Cart path ab*. Thirteen Rods to a heap 
of Stones and from thence to A heap of Stones on A flat Rock, & 
from thence to A heap of Stones on a Great Rock, from thence to 
a heap of Stones on the top of the Knowl, and from thence till it 
Enterfext Ebenez r Chenrys Wall, by a larg Rock and Small Stones 
Laid Ab'. it. Said way to be three Rods wyde So far, and the 
heaps of Stones being on the Easterly Side, then y e S d Chenrys 
Wall fence to be the Bounds on the Easterly Side way to the 
South end of it. And the Wefterly Bounds of S d Way Runing on 
A Straight Line from Oppefite to where the East Line Enterfexts 
S d Chenrys Wall, to the North post of John Kimballs Draw Barrs 
on the Knowl. and from thence the wall fence as it Now Stands 
to be the Weft Bounds of s d way to y e End of it. 

And that the Town do Alfo Establifh and Confirm the Way 
Northward from where the foregoing way begins, as a Town way 
as to its Run and Wydth, as is Mentioned in the Report of y e 
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Watertown Nov r : 6 th : 17 41, 



Joseph Mason 
Jonas Bond 

Jona n . Brown \- Selectmen. 
Oliver Livermore 
John Taynter 
[23o] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the fourth Day of March 1741. 
The following Perfons under written were Sworn to y e faith Dis- 
charge of their Refpective Offices to w ch they were Chofen the firft 
Currant, viz 1 . 

Joseph Mason Esq r to the office of Town Clerk ) P r Nath 1 . Harris 
Joseph Mason Esq r to y e office of Town Treafur r ) Jus s peace. 

And w . White Jun r to y e Office of Constable 
Tho s Saltmarfh 

to the office of Afsefsor 



j- to y e office of fence viewer 



Jona n Church 
John Brown 
Sam 1 Cook 
John Whitney 

Jole n ph Wellington l to Y ° f 
Amos Bond J Highways 

John Brown ""I 

Joseph Wellington > to y e Office of Collector 
Amos Bond J 

Sam 1 : Stratton to y e office of Tythingman 

Sam^Randal } t0 t ^ ie °^ ce °* Hogrieves 

John Brown } to y e office of Surveyer & 

Ebenez r Thornton ) 
Thomas Saltmarfh ) 
Jona n Bemis ) 
John Whitney to y e office of Haward or field 
Driver 



Meafurer of Timb r . &c. 
Dear Informers 



Before 
Joseph Mason 
Jus 5 p s . 



At S d . Meeting Ordred y e Clerk to give to the Afsefsors a Copy 
of the grants of Money made by the Town at their Meeting on the 
firft of this Inftant March, in ord r to y r Afsefsing y e Same. (w ch 
was done) 

The Selectmen Agreed with M r Nath 1 . Harrington to keep the 
Grammer and Englifh School in the Town for the Space of one 
Year from y e firft of March Currant. And He y e S d Harrington 
to have As a Reward for his Service from y e Town the Sum of 
Eighty pounds. 

The Selectmen Ordred the Treafurer to pay to M r Jonas Bond 
& M r Oliver Livermore the Remainder of the Money granted Laft 
March Meeting for y e Recovering the Land & W T atering place 
fenced in by Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . to Enable them to Carry on the 
Affair for w ch it was granted, they to Acc' for the Same. 



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[•236] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 15 Day of March 1741 in 
Order to Appoint the Survey' 5 , of Ways their Refpective Diftricts. 
And the Selectmen Agreed the Diftricts as Appointed the Survey" 
the Last Year as Recorded Lib 4. P. 219 Should be the prefent 
Surveyers Diftricts for Mending and Collection, viz'. The East 
District to be Amos Bonds, District for Mending and Collecting. 
The Weft Diftrict to be John Browns Diftrict for Mending & 
Collection. And the North Diftrict to be Jofeph Wellingtons 
District for Mending & Collection. Ordred the Clerk to give the 
Survey" Copys or plans of their Districts. Alfo to give the 
Afsefsors a Copy or plan of the Survey 15 Districts in Ord r to their 
Afsefing the Grant of y e Town for the mending of the ways. 

which was don Accordingly ^ J. Mason Cler. 

April 25. 1742. At a Meeting of y e Selectmen. The Selectmen 
having viewed the Pound, and found it Necefsary y l Some thing be 
done to repair the Same, The Selectmen Defired M r Josiah Stearns 
to Do w* was Necefsary to be done to S d . pound by Righting up 
the posts and Mending the Gate, & after he has done it to bring 
his Acc 1 to y e Selectmen. 

There being Something Necefsary to be done for the repairing 
the Meeting house & Minifteral houfe. y e Selectmen Agree'd to 
Defire M r Benj n . Hastings to do what is Necefsary to be done at 
S d Houfes. Agree'd Alfo y* M r EbeiV Bradifh be Defired to Mend 
the Meeting houfe glafs. At Said Meeting Agree'd with M r Simon 
Coollidge to Board Margret Warrin for the Space of one Year 
from the firft of this Inftant and to provide for her what is Sutiable 
& Necefsary und r her Circumftances; and to have as a Reward from 
y e Town therefor Ten Shillings ^ week, Extreordnary Charges by 
Sicknefs or other wife to be reafonably alow'd for befides. And y e 
S d Marget to have the Benefit of her own Labour. The Selectmen 
Alow'd S d Coollidge forty five Shillings for Extrordnary Charges on 
y e S d Margret for y e Laft year, & 10 / to buy her a bed cord. 

At a meeting of y c Selectmen on y e Seventh day of May A.D. 
1742 The Selectmen having Rec d . a precipt from Authority, requir- 
ing then to caufe the Inhab ts . of Watertown (Quallifyed &c) to be 
Afsembled in Order to Elect & Deput A perfon to Serve for and 
Reprefent them At a great & General Court Appointed to be Con- 
vened & kept at y e Court houfe in Boston on y e 26 day of May 
Currant. 

Ordred y e Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to y e Constable to W T arn 
the Freehold", and oth r Inhab ts . of s d Town Quallifyed to Vote in 
y e Choice of a Reprefentative to meet at the Publick Meeting houfe 
in S d Town on fryday the 14 Day of May Currant at two of y e 
Clock after noon then and their to Elect & Depute a Meet perion 
to Serve for and Reprefent them at a general Afsembly Appointed 
to be Convened held & kept for his Majestys Service at y e Court- 
houfe in Boston on y e 26 Day of May Currant. 



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Requiring y e S d Conftable Like wife to warn y e Inhab ts . of s d 
Town Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at three of y e 
Clock in the After Noon of y e S d fourteenth Day at the place 
afores d for y e following End. viz*. To know the Mind of y e Town 
whether they will Let out the Banks and landing places by Charles 
River in Watertown for the prefent Year. 

Midd x . fs. To And w White Conftable of Water Town in S d 
County Greeting. The Selectmen having Rec d a Precipt 
from y e high Sherriff of Midd x : Requiring them forth with 
to Caufs the Freeholders &c of S d Town to Afsemble to 
Elect and Depute a Perfon to Reprefent them in a great 
& General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be convened 
held & kept for His Majesty's Service at y e Court houfe in 
Boston on y e 26 day of May Currant. 

These are therefore in His Majesty's Name to Will and Require 
You the Said Conftable forth with to warn the Freeholders and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown who are Quallifyed to Vote in the 
choice of a Reprefentative to Afsemble & meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in S d Town on fryday the fourteenth day of May 
Currant, at two of y e Clock afternoon then and there to Elect and 
Depute a Meet Perfon to Serve for and Reprefent them in a great 
and General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened held 
& kept for His Majesty's Service at y e Court in Boston upon 
Wednefday the 26 th . Day of May Currant. 

You are Like wife Required to Notify y e S d Freehold' 5 , and other 
Inhab ts . Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at Said Pub- 
lick Meeting houfe at three of y e Clock in the Afternoon of S d 
fourteenth Day for the following End — viz 1 . 

To know the mind of the Town whether they will Let out 
the Banks and Landing places by Charles River belonging to 
Watertown. 

Hereof faile not and make Return of this Warrant and Your 
Doings therein to one or more of y e Selectmen at Leaft a day befor 
the time Appointed herein for Said Meetings. Dated at Watertown 
the Eighth Day of May A. D. 1742. 

ord r . of the Sele&men. 

Joseph Mason Town Clerk. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in the Choice of a Repre- 
fentative Regulerly warned and Afsembled att y e Publick Meeting 
houfe in S d Town on y e fourteenth Day of May A.D. 1742. for the 
Electing and Deputing A Meet perfon to Serve for and Reprefent 
them at a General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened 
held & kept for his Maj es . Service at y e Court houfe in Boston on 
y e 26 th Day of May Currant. 



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The Votes were brought in, And after they were Counted, it 
Appeared that M r Jonas Bond was Chofen by a unanimus Vote. 

[238] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and oth r Inhab ts . 
of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regulerly 
Warned and Afsembled on the fourteenth Day of May 1742. for 
the End Set forth in the Notification, alfo to Act on y e Articles 
Continued from Last March Meetig to this Meeting. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r . Moderator of s d Meeting. 

Voted to Let y e Banks and Landing places by Charles River 
belonging to y e Town for y e preient Year. 

Voted to choofe a Committee to Let out S d Banks and Landing 
places. 

Voted and Chofe Mefsu ers . Sam 1 Strattron Jona n . Church & Sam 1 
Fiske to be y e Comm tee . to Let out the Banks & landing places 
aboves d . 

Then the Town proceed to Act on y e Articles Continued from 
March Meeting to this. 

The Treafurer Laid his Acc ts . before the Town And it Appeared 
by y e Acc te . that the Sum Total of y e Afsem ts . Committed to the 
Conftables Since the Town was Divided to March Last with other 
payments into the Treafurey Amounted to 

ye Sum of ^1724= 19 = . 4 

And that the Sum Total of y e Credit to 
this day is i52o = i3 = .9 

£.204= .5 = 7 

Remaining this Day in the Contables 
hand 203=17 = .! 

The Vote was put whether y e Town do 
Accept and Alow of the Treasurers Acc ts . 
And y e Vot pased in the Affirmative. 

David Sanger Late Collecter, and Sev- 
eral Late Constables pleaded for Abat- 
ments of Sundry perfons Rates in their 
Rate Lists, the Town having Confidered 
their pleas, paft the following votes. 

Voted & Sink in Collector Sanger's List 
of Rate y e following perfons Rates viz. W- 
Stearns 6 / Jacob Hill 6 / Adonijah Flag 

6 / Jn° Mosley 2 / 9 all is 1- .. - .7 

Voted and Sunk in Conftable Henry 
Bonds Lift of Rates w l Remained due from 

Tho s Godding .. - 1 5- .. 

Voted and Sunk in Conftable Sam 1 . Hagers 

Rate Bills all Nath 1 . Stearns Rates w ch is 3= 18 = 10 

and Joseph Smiths Rates which is 1- 16- .3 .5 = 15 = .! 

Voted and Sunk in Conftable Sam 1 . 
Barnards Rate List. Nat 1 . Starnes Rates .2= .5- .. 



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Voted and Sunk in Cons'. Jona n Church's 
Rate List Tim y Godding Rate 22/3 and in 

Sam 1 Strattons Rate Joshua Stratton 22/3 .2 = .4- .6 

Voted and Sunk in Cons 1 . Jona 11 Bemis 

Rate List Nath 1 Stearns Rates £.i—„— ,.\ , 

and W5 Polfry Rate .1- .2- .6 j ,2 "" ,2 ~ ,6 

Voted to Sink in the Rate List Com- 
mitted to Benj a : Whitney Late Conftable 
Deceafed the following perfons Rates (in 
Cafe Waltham give their Confent) viz : . 

John Maddocks Rates amounting to £.1- .9-7 
Nath 1 Clarks Rates .- 11- .3 
Tho s Goddings .- .6- .8 
Nath 1 Starnes Rates -14- .. 
And". Gardners Rates .— 14 

The Petition of Nath 1 . Coollidge was Red to y e Town and After 
debat thereon The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town 
to give to Nath 1 Coollidge their proportion of the Twenty pound 
(Mentioned in y e petition) w ch he pray'd for and the Vote past in 
the Affirmative. 

(The vote was defided by polling, there was 18 in y e Affirmative 
& 17 on y e Negative) 

The 

[•239] 

The vote w r as put whether the Town will Build a poarch at 
the South door of y e Meeting houfe. and the vote past on the 
Negative. 

The Petition of James Dix w r as Red to the Town. 

Voted to Choofe a Committee to take a view of the Land and 
Banks at the River by David Sangers. and Inquire into the Town's 
title and how it will Accomodate for Such buifnefs as Mentioned 
in S d Dix's Petition, and Make Reporte to y e Town at their Next 
Meeting how r they find it Circumftanced. 

Voted and Chofe Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . Dea: John Coollidge & M r 
Jonas Bond to be y e Committey for y e Ends Aboves d . 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e 28 th . of June 1742 

Thomas Saltmarfln Approbated for Inholders this p e fent 

Mary Learned > . 
David Coollidge J year. 

Ordred y e Town Treafurer to pay out of Grants made y e Last 
Year for the poor viz c . To Simon Coollidge y e Sum of fifty five 
Shillings it being w* y e Selectmen Alow'd him for Extraord y 
Charges for Marg c Warrin and to buy a bed Cord for her. 

And to John Coollidge y e Sum of Twenty Shillings for a Load 
wood for y e Wid w Webb. 

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Rev d M r . Storer his Salary as it becoms Due. To M r Nath 1 . 
Harrington So much of his Salry (as it becoms due) as the Intereft 
money voted for y e Support of y e School for y e prefent Year falls 
Short of his Salary, and that he pay y e S d Harringon y e S d Intereft 
money voted as afores d . 

To Simon Coollidge w l y e Selectmen agree'd with him for, to 
keep Margret Warrin as it becoms due. 

To M r John Wyeth of Cambridge the Sum of Twenty five 
pounds. 

To thofe perfons that y e Town is indebted to the Several Sums 
perticlerly granted to them, amounting to y e Sum of fifty one 
pounds 8/10. 

The Wid w . Webb being ill & under poor Circumftances Agree'd 
(at this Meeting) That Doc tr . Wheat be defired to come and See 
her, and to do for her what he Shall Judge prop r . und r her prefent 
Circumftances. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen on y e 15 th . of July 1742. In ord r . 
to take a List of Juriors Agreeable to a Late Law of y e Province. 
The Selectmen Drew a List of p r fons in order to lay before the 
Town. And ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant Directed to 
y e Conftable, to warn the Freeholders and other Inhab ts . of Water- 
town to Afsemble at y e publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on 
fryday y e 23 d of July Currant at two of y e Clock after noon for y e 
Ends following viz 1 . For y e Selectmen to Lay a List before y e 
Town of y e P r fons w ch y y Judge Able and Quallifyed to Serve on 
the petit juries and for y e Town to Act thereon Agreeable to the 
Law Made y e Laft Year for y e Better regulating y e Choice of petit 
juriors. 

To 

[240] 

To hear the Report of y e Com tee who were Chosen to Agree w th 
P r fons what they Should give for Land y l Might be Spared lying 
againft the fronts of y r Lands. &c what S d Com tee hath further 
Done in S d Affair and for y e Town to Actt their pleafure w th 
Relation thereto. 

Whereas the Inhab ts . of y e Easterly precinct in Watertown when 
they Difpofed of y e pew Lotts in the Meeting houfe (in S d precint) 
Voted that if any Perfon or perfons Se Caufe to Dispofe of his or 
their pew that the Precinct Should have the Refufall paying y e 
prime Cost as appears of Record. 

For the Town to Confider whether their is not any pew or pews 
that According to their Votes (when a precinct) of Right Should 
return to the Town the Town paing the prime Cost as afores d 
And if any Such there be for y e Town to Dispofe of Such pew or 
pews to Such perfon or perfons as the Town Shall Agree to. 

A Warrant was Isued out Accordingly bearing Date 16 th . July 
1742. 

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Report 
Recorded < 
[«41] 



of Watertown Regulerly Assembled on V s 23 1 Day of July 1742 for 
y Ends Set forth in the Warning. 

Voted and Chofe Nathr. Harris Esq r Moderator for S d Meeting. 

Then y* Selectmen Laid before y* Town A List cf peri":r.s 
Names whome they Judged Quallify'd for petit juriors Amounting 
to jr* Number of Seventy Six: 

Then y Town proceed and Selected out by y* Votes Nineteen 
perfons out of Said List (w* is one forth part) to be put into A 
box for Juriors for the Superiour Court Sec. Agreeable to j* Law 
in y* behalf. 

The Remainder of S 4 List the Town Voted to be put into A 
Seperat Box for Juriors for the Inferiour Court &a agreable to 
f* afores 4 Law. 

The Committes Report was Laid before y e Town 
.And After it was Red and Confidred. the Vote 
was put. Whether the Town Do Accept of s f Re- 
port And that the Town Conhrm the Lands therein 
Mentioned, to the Respective Perfons therein Men- 
tioned y r heirs & Al igns upon their paying into the 
Town Treafurey Agreeable to S" : Report. And that 
the Report be Recorded Accordingly. .And y* Vote 
past in the Ammative. 

Then y* 3 4 Article in y* Warrant was Red to y* town and after 
Some debate thereon 

Voted to chooie three perfons to make inquiries into y* premiies 
contained in the S 4 Article and to make Report at y" Next Town 
Meeting. 

Voted and Chofe Mefs": Jona 3 Bemis Josiah Pern* .5c Sanv 
Hager to be S' Conr". 

Then y* Vote was put whether the Town will Continue the S 4 
3 4 Article in the Warrant to the Next Town Meeting then to be 
Acted upon if the Town Se Meet. And y* Vote palt in the 
Arhrmative. 
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We the Subscribers the Com :ee : Chosen by y* Town of Water- 
town at y r Meeting the Twenty- third Day of May 1740. To Agree 
w^ p r fons what they Shall give the Town for \~ Land (that may 
be Conveniantly Spared 1 Lying to the ways againit the front of y* 
Lands and to make Reporte to y* Town for y r Conrirmation. have 
Agreable to S 4 trust further Perilled Said Affair. And have Agree'd 
with Sundry P r lbns in the Manner following viz : . Agree'd with 
the Widow E1lz\ Cutting that She move out her front fence 
againft the Land in her pofselsion to the Bounds of y High-way 
as Lately Establifhed by y e Court of Sefsions &:c which will be a 
parrelel Line with Do : . Converles front on y 4 Weft and Ed". Har- 
ringtons front fence on the East which will include ab* w half An 
Acrer of Land. S 4 half Acrer is bounded wefterly by Land of Do 1 
Converses Northerly with Land in the Pofsefsion of v e S 1 Wkf. 



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Easterly by Land of Ed w . Harrington and Southerly by the High- 
way. The Said Wid w . Cutting to pay therefor in to the Town 
Treafurey for y e Ufe of y e Town the Sum of Ten Pounds, when 
the Town Shall Confirm Said Land to her. 

Agree 'd with Stephen Sawin that he move out his front fence 
againft his Land South of y e High Way below Jona n . Churches, 
to the South bounds of y e Said High Way as Lately Established 
by the Court of Sefsions, So far as againft Jona n . Churches Land 
to a Stake Set up full four Rods South of y e Southermoft part of S d 
Churches Wall Near the Southeaft Corner of his Land as the fence 
Now Stands and from thence, from S d Stake to bring out his fence 
so as to make a Straight Line from s d Stake to the fence againft 
Simon Coollidges Land on the top of y e Hill the wydth, of y e Land 
to be taken in at the East bounds of s d Sawins Land is five paces 
which includs Seventy Rods, He y e S d Sawin paying therefor into 
the Town Treafurey for y e ufe of y e Town the Sum of three pounds 
four Shillings when the Town has Confirmed S d Land to him. 

Agree'd w th Chriftopher Grant that He move out his front fence 
againft his Land on y e South Side of s d Highway to y e Line or 
South bounds of S d Way as lately Established by y e Court afores d 
which includs about fifty five Rods, He y e S d Grant paing into the 
Town Treafury therefor for y e ufe of y e Town the Sum of five 
pounds four Shillings when y e Town has Confirmed S d Land to him. 

Agred w th En s : Jona n Stone that he move out his fence against 
S d way to the Line or South bounds of S d Way Established as 
afore S d . w ch includes forty two Rods, He the Said Stone paying 
into the Town Treafurey therefor, for the ufe of y e Town the Sum 
of four pounds Ten Shillings when y e Town Shall Confirm S d 
Land to him. 

Agre'd with Ebenez r Thatcher that He move out his front fence 
against S d High Way to the Line or South bounds of S d Way 
Established as afores d . And Eastward from S d Way the S d Thatcher 
to move out his fence to y e Line agreed on by y e Com tee aboves d . 
which Line is as follow's viz*. To run Straight from the Corner of 
y e S d High Way twenty three Rods to A Stake Set up three Rods 
North from S d Thatchers fence as it Now Stands, and then runing 
from S d Stake Southeafterly ab\ thirteen Rods at the end thereof 
it Enterfexts S d Thathers bounds at the rifing ground, the Town 
way North of S d Line, at its Entering from y e afores d Highway is 
four Rods wyde. and at y e Afores d Stake w ch Stands three Rods 
North of S d Thatchers fence the S d Way is three Rods wyde, 
w ch Lines includs ab* One hundred and Seventy seven Rods of 
Ground. Agre'd w th S d Thatcher alfo that he move out his front 
fence againft his Land on the North Side of s d HighWay againft 
his Lot called Sawtles Lot (Near Stephen Sawins) to the Bounds 
of s d Highway as Established as aforeS d . Stakes being Set up at 
y e Southeaft and Southweft Corners which includs ab\ Twenty 
Eight Rods of Land. He the S d . Thatcher paying into the Town 



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Treafurey for y* ufe of y* Town for S d pieces of Land the Sum of 
Twenty four pounds twelve Shillings and Six pence when the 
Town Confirms the S d pieces of Land to him, and alfo at his own 
cost & Charge make good and f eatable y* part of y e Town Way 
Leading by his houfe, w ch is between the gravil Hill, and y e Enter- 
ing into the Town way. Leading to y e River, it being Needfull for 
Some graviling there, to Accomodate S d way for Carting &c. 

Joseph Mason 
Nath 1 Harris 

Watertown July 15 th : 1742. Eben r . Stone 

Jonathan Brown 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Meeting houfe on y e 13 th of 
Sep r . 1742, in Order to Se w* was Necefsary to be done to repair 
S d houfe. M r Benj n . Haftings met w* y e Selectmen. And y e Select- 
men Agreed w*. y* S d Hastings to do what was Needfull to be 
done to y e Meeting houfe as to the Minding the Steaple, the 
Shingleing the flore by y e Bell, and to Mend where the houfe 
wanted Clabbording. Alfo to do w* was Needfull (at prefent) to 
y* Minifteral Houfe. S d . Hastings under took to do y e Same w th 
all Conveniant Speed. 

Ordered the Treafurer to pay to Said Benj n . Hastings the five 
pounds which was granted y e Laft Year to Repair Said Houfes. 

The Selectmen Appointed to Meet on Munday the 27 th . Inftant 
at the Wid w . Mar)- Learneds at three of y e Clock after noon to 
Confider w l is Needfull to be done to y e Great Bridge. And Defired 
y* Clerk to Send Notifycations to y e Selectmen of Wefton & 
Waltham to Acquaint y m of S d Meeting About y e Bridge and to 
Defire them to meet w* them & Joyne in S d Affair Relating to y e 
Bridge. (Notifications were Sent Accordingly) 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Waltham 
at the Wid* Man- Learneds in Watertown on y e 27 th of Sep r : 1742. 

To Confider what was proper & Expedient to be done for y e 
Security of y e Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown and 
for the Safty of his Maj es . Good Subjects. 

Agreed that there Should be a Sutable Post Set up under the 
Eaft String piece of y* South peer under y e foot of y* South brace 
Said Post to be fixt firmly on the Gravil or a Stone, and a plank 
of abo 1 four feet Long clapt under y e String piece & y e post afore S d 
drove up tight under it a lap Left at the top of y e S d post to take 
the Side of y e String piece. 

Agreed that there be a new brace put into y e Cap and King 
post on the North Peer of S d Bridge. 

Agreed that there be a Load of good three Inch Oake Plank 
Sixteen feet Long, Procured for s d Bridge. 

Agreed to Rayle the three peers of y e s d Bridge w th Slit work or 
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Agreed that the Selectmen of Waltham Procure y e Plank Afores d 
or So much Slitwork or Sutable hew'd Timber as to Rayle the 
three peers Aboves. 

Agreed that M r Benjamin Hastings do the work Neccefsary to be 
done at S d Bridge as aboves d , and to lay the plank when they Are 
Brought, And to take care of y e s d Bridge till further Order of y e 
Selectmen of y e three Towns and to Seeure the old Plank that 
may be taken off of y e S d Bridge or New plank y* may not be 
Laid on. 
[943] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at y e Houfe of 
Joseph Mason on y e 29 th . of October 1742. The Schoolhoufe 
Chimney wanting Some Mending Agreed that Dea: Joseph Cool- 
lidge one of y e Selectmen Should Speak to M r John Sawin or M r 
Simon Coollidge to Defire one of them to do w' is Necefsary to be 
done as to y e Mending S d Chimney as Soon as may be and bring 
their Acc' thereof to y e Selectmen. 

Agreed y l M r Jonas Bond one of y e Selectmen Notify W- Law- 
rance to Remove or Demollim the fence Set up on the Towns 
Land again ft the Land of M r John Kimbal Near the Houfe 
Near the houfe where y e s d Lawrance Now lives. And alfo to 
Notify M r Eben r Chenry to remove the fence w ch he has Set up in 
the Town way on y e South Side of his houfe and to make Report 
of his So doing to y e Selectmen at y r Next Meeting. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at y e Houfe of 
Nath 1 Harris Esq r . On y e Eighth day of Nov\ 1742. 

The Selectmen took An Ace*, of y e Number of Black Bird & 
Squirrels &c which have been bro* in by Sundry Perfons to y e 
Selectmen. 

And by y e Acc^. there Was bro 1 in. in y e year 1741 So many as 
come to Twelve pounds Nineteen Shillings, an in this prefent Year 
1742. So many as comes to fourteen pounds nineteen Shillings 
and io d which amo ts . in the whole to the Sum of ^27 = 18 = 10. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay out of y e Town Treafury the Sum 
of 27 = 18= io d to y e Sundry Perfons to whom it is due Each one 
their part According to the heads Sent in Agreable to y e Province 
Law in that behalf made & Provided. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M r Jonas Bonds 
on the 16 Day of Novemb r 1742. The Selectmen Confidering 
that whereas the fence Set up by Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . is Yet kept 
Standing up Notwithftanding a Judgment of y e Superiour Court in 
favour of y e Town S d fence being a Common Nuf cience as it in 
clofes part of y e High way or Town way wherein a Publick water- 
ing place is inclofed and Shut up w ch is greatly to the prejudice of 
many of y e Towns Inhab ts . in that they are deprived of y e ufe of 
s d Watering place, and So is greatly to y e Damage of y e Town. 

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of the Town, Account themfelves Obliged in faithfullnefs to the 
Town to Se that S d fence be forth with taken up and Removed. 
Did Accordingly Agree that an Order by given by the Selectmen 
to Mefsu rs . Jonas Bond & Oliver Livermore. to take up S d fence 
forth with and Remove the Same from off, of Said way and that 
they take the Care to Se y* y e s d Watering place be kept open for 
the Towns ufe as formerly it was before S d fence ws Set up. 
[244] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Dea: John Coollidges on the 
22 d Day of November 1742. The Selectmen Ageed w th M r Nath 1 : 
Coollidge That He S ld have as a Recompence from y e Town 
for his keeping the Wid w : Webb, from the firft of May Laft past 
to this Day. viz t . for the firft Eight Weeks (w ch was the time of 
her Extreordinary difficulty) Twenty Shillings p r week, and y e 
Remainder of y e Time (w ch is 21 week's) fourteen Shillings p r 
week. 

The Selectmen Agreed further w th y e s d Nath 1 . Coollidge to keep 
and Board y e S d Widow Webb from this 2 2 d day of Novemb r 
aboves d . to the firft Munday in March Next, (it being y e Wid ws 
Choice to live at S d Coollidges) for Ten Shillings p r week to be 
paid y e Town. 

Dec r . 13. 1742. At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Dea: Joseph 
Coollidges The Town being prefented on Acc 1 of Timb r Lying in 
the Highway &c And y e Selectmen Summoned to make Anfwer. 

Agreed that Nath 1 . Harris Joseph Mason Esq rs . & M r Jonas 
Bond Appear at y e Court of Sefsions at Charlfton to make Anfwer 
to S d presentment. 

Dec r . 17. 1742. At the Court of Sefsions held at Charlftown. 
(notwith Standing y e Arguments made) the Town was fined 25 / 
Lawfull money & Taxed w th Cost £6 = old Tener So that y e fine 
& Cost was £11 = .. - .. old Tenner. 

Dec r . 27 th . 1742. The Selectmen meet at Mr Simon Coollidges 
and took An Inventory of y e goods of Margret Warrin Deceafed 
who had been many years a Town Charge. (S d goods being at 
y e S d Coollidges) the perticulers whereof are Contained in S d 
Inventory on file viz 1 , in y e file for 1742. 

Jan 10: 1742 At a Meeting of y e Selectmen Ordred y e Treafu r 
to pay out of y e Treafurey to Nath 1 . Coollidge y e Sum of Twenty 
two pounds fourteen Shillings for keeping y e Widdow Webb 29 
weeks from y e firft of May Laft paft. Ordred y e Treafurer to pay 
to Eben r Bradifh of Cambridg 44/4 for his mending y e Meeting 
houfe glafs. 

At S d Meeting Ordred the Clerk to Ifue out a Warrant directed 
to y e Conftable to warn Sam 1 Geluflia and his Wife to depart forth 
with out of Watertown. the S d Sam 11 Gelufha Came Laft from 
Boston and to Watertown Some time in Octob r Laft as y e Selectmen 



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are Informed, and his wife came Laft from Concord (by Informa- 
tion) Some time in Decemb r Laft. 

Where as Sundry p e fons have Errected new fences where by 
they have taken in part of y e Publick ways & Town ways as alfo 
Some buildings Errected on y e publick ways. The Selectmen as 
y* are Intrufted with the prudencials of y e Town Agreed to Notify 
y e Perfons So Offending to remove their fences and Buildings viz 1 . 
John Coollidge jun r . Benj n . Haftings John Kimbal, Ebenez r Chenry 
Jofhua Learned James Dix & John Whitney, be notify ed to remove 
their Refpective fence from of y e Publick & Town ways where it 
Stands on them & that James Dix & Edm d Fowl be Notifyed to 
remove their Shops from of y e High way. 

Agreed that y e S d Notifycations be Signed by y e Selectmen. 
And y l the Clerk prepear them Againft y e next Meeting of y e 
Selectmen in order to be Signed by them. 

A Warrant was Ifued out againft Sam 1 Gelulha & Wife & Served 
to Conftable A White and Returned. 
[245] 

January 17 th : 1742 At a Meeting of The Selectmen Agreed to 
Sell y e Goods of Margret Warrin Dec d . who was Maintained by the 
Town. And Ordred y e Clerk to poft up Notifications of y e Sale at 
y e Wid w . Learneds & David Coollidges w ch is Appointed to be on 
the firft Munday in Feb y Next at S d David Coollidges at one of y e 
Clock after Noon. 

At this Meeting y e Selectmen Signed y e Notifications Agre'd on 
at y r Laft Meeting. Copys whereof are on file. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at David Coollidges on y e 7 th day 
of Feb y : 1 7 42 : the time Appointed to Sell Margret Warrins Goods. 

The goods were Sold the whole 
Amounted to (old Tener) 43= .5 = .9 

Money Left by the Deceafed .. - 13- .6 

£43 = 1 9- -3 

The Charges of y e Selectmen (Exclu- 
five of y r time) at y e Sale .1- .9 = .7 

£42=09 = .8 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the 24 th of Feb y : 1742. 
Ordred the Clerk to Ifue out a Warrant Directed to y e Conftable 
of Watertown To warn y e Freehold' 5 , and other Inhab ts . of S d 
Town Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday the 7 th . day of March Next 
at Ten of y e Clock before noone. 

The Warrant was Isued out as follow's. 

Midd x : fs. To Andrew White Conftable of Watertown Greeting. 
These are In his Majesty's Name to Require You the S d 
Conftable forth with to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhab ts of 
Watertown who are Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs, To Meet 



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at y e Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday the Seventh 
day of March Next at Ten of y e Clock before none for y e Ends 
following, viz 1 . 

To Choofe Selectmen to Manage y e Prudentialls Affairs of y e 
Town. 

To Choofe a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer a Conftable or 
Conftables, Afsefsors and all other Such Town Officers as by law 
are to be Chofen in y e Month of March Annually. To Choofe a 
Saxton. For y e Town to Manifeft their Minds Refpecting Swine 
Runing at Large. 

To hear the Town Treafurers Accompts. 

To Grant Money to pay the Rev d M r Seth Storers Salary Accord- 
ing to Contract. 

To know y e Mind of y e Town w* Sum they will Grant as an 
Addition to y e Rev d M r Storers Salary for this prefent Year. 

To Grant money for the Support of y e Gram r & Englifh School 
in s d Town. 

To Grant money for the Support of y e poor. &c 

To hear y e Acc ts of Such Perfons as y e Town are Indebted to. 

And to Grant money to pay and Satisfy them. 

To know the Mind of y e Town what Improvm* y e Intereft Money 

(Not apropriated) Coming to y e Town by Virtue of y e Bonds y l are 

w th the Treafurer Shall be put to. 

To 

[246] 

To know the mind of y e Town whether they will mend the 
Publick Ways and Town Ways by a Rate in Such ways as the 
Town Shall Agree on. 

To Grant money for y e Managing Said Affair of y e Ways. 

To Grant money for the Repairing of y e Great Bridge in S d 
Town. 

To near the Requefts of Some of y e Late Conftables for y e Town 
to Abate Some perticuler Perfons Rates in their Rate Bills. And 
the Town to Act their pleafure thereon. 

To hear the Reporte of y e Committee Appointed to Sell Lands 
Contigus to y e Ways what they have further Done in S d Affair, 
And for the Town to Acl; their Minds Referring there unto. 

To know y e Mind of y e Town how their Saxton Shall be paid. 

To hear the Vote of y e Late Prop rs . Made and Past at their 
Meeting on the 24 th . of Feb y : Currant Relating to y e Common 
Lands in S d Town &c. And for the Town to Mannafest their 
Minds With Relation thereunto. And further to Do And A<51 any 
thing or Things Necefsary to be done Relating to y e premifes in 
S d Vote. 

You are Likewife Required to Notify Such Perfons As the Town 
are Indebted to, To Bring in their Acc te , to y e Selectmen at the 
houfe of y e Wid w Mary Learneds Inhold r in S d Town on fryday 
the forth Day of March Next, at three of y e clock after noon in 
Order to have them Laid before y e Town at the Meeting aboves d . 



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Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and Your 
doings thereon at Leaft one day Appointed herein for y e Aboves d 
Meeting To one or More of y e Selectmen. Dated in Watertown 
the 25 th . Day of Feb y : A.D. 1742 In y e Sixteenth Year of His 
Majesty's Reign 

^ order of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Mason Town Cler. 

Watertown. 

March the 7 th : 1742/3. 

By Virtue of this Warrant I have Warned the 
Inhab ts . of y e Town of Watertown to Meet According to time and 
place with in Mentioned 

And w : White Conftable. 

[247] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e forth Day of March 1742/3. 
The Selectmen Ordred the Treafurer To pay out of y e Treafury 
for the funeral Charges of Margret Warrin Deceafed viz*. To 
Benj n Haftings for a Coffin 25 / To Simon Coollidge for diging 
y e grave 8/ and for his Trouble of y e funiral 20/ To Dea: 
Joseph Coollidge 3/4 for gloves 6 p r . 36 / for Ringing y e Bell 
to Eb Hafting 4/ ^"4= 16 = .4 

To David Coollidge Charges at y e Sale of Margret 
Warrins goods old Ten er . .1- .9- .7 

To Nath 1 Coollidge for keeping Wid w Webb from 
22 of November Laft to 9 March following being 15 
weeks the Sum of Seven pounds 10 / old Tenner .7 = 10= .. 

To John Taynter for his time 4 days and Expence 
going to Wachufet (w th others) Laft Octob r . to Settle 
y e Bounds of y e Farm belonging to Watertown &c £§=6= .2 

At y e aboves d Meeting The Selectmen Agreed w th Benj n . Hastings 
and Jonas Coollidge To Procure Sleep" Layls and Pofts To 
Rayle y e Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown viz 1 . 

Twelve Steep rs . white Oak 22 feet Long & Ten Inches at y e 
Little end, & 2 Plank 22 feet Long 6 Inches thick. 24 white oak 
Posts 4 feet J Long & 5 Inches Square. Twenty Six Rayls 13 
feet Long & Eight 15 feet long 5 Inches & four, and So much 
Slitwork as is Sufficant for Braces to y e Posts. They y e S d 
Hastings & Coollidge to Procure the aboves d Timbers and to Do 
the work of Rayling y e S d Bridge and finifh the Same by the firft 
of May Next. And to bring in their Acc ts to y e Selectmen and to 
be paid for their Timber & work by the Town. To w ch they 
Confented. 

Then Proceed to Receive in Acc ts . w ch are as follow's. 

Benj n . Hastings Ace*, for worke done at 

the Great Bridge amounted to £6 = .8 = .6 
Jofeph Wellington for Timb r and Plank 

. for y e Bridge Near Kings Common 2 = 15- 



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Jofhua Warrin for Timb r for a whelme 

in Whitney s Lane 
Ebenez er Thatcher for work at y e High 

Way more than his Rate 
Andrew White for Serving Conftable for 

y e whole Town 
For Warning 3/ Town Meetings 18/ 

for Return y e precipt 2 / 
For Carring a woman from Watertown 

to Cambridge 
Josiah Stearns for Mending the Pound 

by ord r of y e Selectmen 
Joseph Mason Esq r for 4 Reports bro* 

to y e Town 
For 2 Days Attendance at y e Cort of 

Sefsions abo*. y e P r fentm 4 
For bolts and Staples for y e Meeting 

houfe door 
For Warning Sundery Perfons out of 

Town y e Charges could not be got 

agreebl to Law 



i3 = -9 



1- .. - 



.3 = 10 = 



10- 



16- 



.4=11 



£18 = 14- .3 



1 = .e- 



.1- 



10- 



10- 



Added to y e Above Acc\ at y e Town 
Meeting viz Sam 1 . Benjamin for 3 
Round Logs for Smelt Brook Bridge 

Nath 1 , Harris Esq r . for Two days at 
y e Sefsions ab*, y e Prefentm 1 . 

r Tho s . Saltmarfh 

The Afsefsors X Jona n . Church 
I^John Brown 
For Taking and perfecting y e Invoice 
Making y e Town Rate 
Making y e Province Rate 
Making y e County Rate 
Making y e Highway Rate 

^35 = I 9 = -3 

At y e Aboves d Meeting Amos Bond Surveyer and Collector for 
y e Highways Brought his Ace*, of w' he had don as Surveyer &c 
his Rate as by y e Afsefsors Return to 

y e Selectmen was 29=10= .7 

It appeared he had work out 28 = 15- .8 

12/7 he could not get 

Joseph Wellington Surveyer his List 

of Rates was 
It Appears that he y e S d Wellington 

has work out 



£4- 
3" 
3" 
1- 

3" 



^5 = 



14: 



3°" 



.1-.8 



27-17- 



6. 



Yet behind 



,2-. 4-2. 



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Voted and Chofe for Selectmen 



John Brown Survey" for y e year 17 41 

his Rate was 29-08- .5 

It Appears that he has workt out 28- .5-10 

Jon n . Benjamin dec d 9/7 Sam 1 

Stouel 8 / James Grimes 5 / w ch 

is y e Sum Yet Remaining .i = .2-.7 

John Brown Surveyer for y e Year 

1742 his Rate was 40- .7- .9 

Not Made up. 
[348] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold", and oth er Inhab ts . 
of Watertown (Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs) Regulerly 
Afsembled at y e Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on y e Seventh 
Day of March A.D. 1742/3. For the Choice of Town Officers 
and Grants of Money &c. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond Moderator. 

" M r Jonas Bond 
Joseph Mason Esq' 
M r Oliver Livermore 
M r Jona 11 . Beemus 
M r Daniel Whitney 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r . Clerk 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Treafurer. 

M r Thomas Saltmarfti 
M r Jofiah Stearns 
r Nath 1 . Harris Esq' 
Voted and Chofe for Afsefsors X M r Jona n Church 

L M r Sam 1 Fiske 
Voted and chofe David Coollidge Sealer of Leather 

Voted and Chofe for fence view" { }£ feodTS" 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyers of f ? at ^ Coolli ge 
„. , w J < M r Sam 1 Benjamin 

& J M r Joseph Harrington 

Voted & Chofe for Tything men \ f am ' ®?W 

J b ( M r James Hackleton 

,r . j P ~ u r t xt ( M r Sam. Warrin jun r 

Voted & Chofe for Hogrieves ^ , fr T j 

fe ( M r James Dix 

Voted & Chofe for Survey rs & Meaf rs of ( M r Eben r Thornton 

Timb r &c \ M r Jona". Bemus 

Voted & Chofe for to take care of y e ( M r John Sawin 

Law ab*. prefevation of Deer ( M r David Livermore 

Voted & Chofe for Hawards \ J of !f h ^ j" n ' 

( M r Joshua Learned 

Voted & Chofe for Clerk of y e Market M r David Learned 



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Voted and Chofe for Gager of Cafk M r Smith Prentice 
Voted and Chofe for Saxton M r Eben r . Hafting. 



The Town Treafurers Acc te . was Red to y e Town viz 

Treafury D r . £647 = .9 = .5 
Treafury C r . 398 = 15- .2 
Outstanding in Conftables hands 248 = 14 = .3 

The Vote was put whether y e Town do Accept of y e Treafurers 
Acc 1 . & y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative 

Voted & Granted One hundred Pound for y e Rev d 
M r Seth Storers Salary according to Contract for 
the prefent Year 1743 ;£ioo = .. -.. 

Voted and Granted As An Addition to y e Rev d 
M r Storers Salary for y e p r fent Year 100- .. - 

Voted that the Sum of Ninety Pounds (old Ten er ) 
of y e Intereft money Coming into the Treafurey By 
Virtue of y e Bonds in y e Treafurey to y e Eleventh 
day of December Next be for y e Support of y e Gram r 
& English School in y e Town y e p r fent Year. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirty Pounds for 
y e Support of y e poor .30= .. - .. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Ten pounds for y e 
Repairs of y e Meeting & MiniP. Houfes .10- .. - 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Thirty Seven 
Pounds to pay and Satisfy the Sundry pertiler Acc ts 
Laid before y e Town & Alow'd -37= 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Six pounds to pay 
& Satisfy Rich d Kings Acc 1 . .. 6- .. - .. 

(This Six pound Set of on Acc' Kings Bond of g£) 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Twenty Pounds 
To the Clerk & Treaf r . for his Service the year 
paft .20= .. - .. 

Voted to Mend the High Ways & Town Ways by 
Rate on y e Same Conditions as they were mended 
the Laft Year. 

Voted and Granted One hundred pounds to mend 
the Highways & Town ways this prefent year. 

These Grants are all Old Tenner. 

Voted 

[249] 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirty Pounds 
for y e Repairing y e great Bridge over Charles River 
in Watertown £30— •• - 

Voted and Abated or Sunk Jacob Parkers Rates 
in Jona n Churches Lift being Three pounds 2 / 6 & 
Granted Three pounds 2 / 6 to Suply y e Same .3- .2- .6 

Voted and Abated Daniel Stearns Rates 7 / 9 of 
Jacob Parkers Rate 39/3 Nath 1 . Bonds Rates 



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1 4 / in Chriftopher Grants Lift And Granted Three 
pounds one Shilling to Supply the Same .3- .1- .. 

Y e Grants are old Tenner 

Then the Committes Report was Red before the Town & 
the Vote was put Whether the Town do Accept of S d Report, 
and that the Land therein Mentioned be Confirmed to y e Wid w 
Jenifon Named in S d Report, on the Conditions Mentioned in S d 
Report, & y 1 y e Report be Recorded and the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

Voted the Saxton be paid by Two Contrabutions as he was Laft 
Year. 

Then the Vote of y e Prop rs . of y e Common and undivided Lands 
In Watertown &c. Made and paft on the 24 th . of Feb y . 1742 was 
Laid before the Town and Red. which is as follow's. viz*. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Prop rs . to 
Refign up their Proprietee or Common Lands in Watertown & 
Elfewhere in to the hands of y e S d Town of Watertown on the 
Conditions following viz 1 . That the Said Town do Sell & Difpofe 
of y e Same and out of the Proceeds thereof to Deliver into the 
hands of the Committee Laft Chofen by the Proprietors So much 
as to pay and Satisfy what Shall Remain to be paid of the Acc ts . 
that the Prop rs . Allowed of to be paid. And that the Remainder 
of S d Proceeds be Devoted to be a Publick Stock for the ufe of 
Watertown for ever. To be Lett out upon Intereft and the Intereft 
thereof to be devoted to help Support the Gospel Miniftry And y e 
Grammer & Englifh School in S d Watertown for ever. And the 
Vote Paft in the Affirmative. 

After Confideration of the above Said Vote of y e Proprietors 
The Vote was Put Whether it be the Mind of the Town To Accept 
of the Comman Lands Refigned up to the Town of Watertown by 
the Late Proprietors (which is Set forth in their Vote.) On the 
Conditions Mentioned in S d Proprietors Vote. And the Vote Paft 
in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote w r hether it is the Mind of y e Town to Choofe a 
Committee of Three P r fons and Impower them to Difpofe of y e 
Common Lands Refigned by the Prop rs . and Accepted off by y e 
Town, Agreeable to the Conditions that the S d Lands are Accepted 
on. And y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe for S d Committee Joseph Mafon Nath 1 Harris 
Esq rs . and M r Oliver Livermore. 

Voted That the Committee in their Difpofing of Said Common 
Lands, Difpofe of them to the higheft bidder giving firft Seafonable 
Notice And after Said Committee has come to a Determination 
w th a Perfon or Perfons w' y y Shall give, Then to Make Reporte 
thereof to y e Town, And the Town Accepting of the Reporte 
and Recording the Same, Shall be a Confirming of the Lands 
Mentioned in y e Reporte to y e Perfon or Perfons Refpe&ively 
Reported off. 

The 



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[250] 

The Report of y e Com tee : viz*: 

We the Subfcrib rs . The Comm tee . Chofen by the Town of 
Watertown at y r Meeting y e 23 d of May 1740. To Agree w th P r fons 
what y y Should Give for Land Lying to y e way's &c as Recorded 
in Lib. 4: P. 208. Did on the 2 2 d of Sep er . 1742. Agree w th 
the Widow Mary Jenifon That Shee Should Move out the fence 
Againft Land Set of to her y e S d Wid w . as her Thirds Lying South 
of y e high Way or Contry Road So as to Inclofe Two pieces of 
Land, (Said pieces of Land Not to be alinated from y e S d Thirds) 
viz*. To Move out the front fence which is between y e Land of 
Benj n . Haftings which he bo* of y e Towns Com tee Againft his Land 
formerly Bacons, and Land he bo*, of S d Com tee . Againft y e Land 
in his Pofsefsion belonging to y e Wid w . Hannah Fifke, So as to 
make a Straight Line from y e Northweft Corner of y e Land bo 1 
againft Bacon afors d To the Northeaft Corner of s d Haftings Land 
bo* Againft y e Wid w . Fisk Land as afores d . which Line will Inclofe 
about Twenty one Rods of Land. Alfo that She Move out the 
front Fence on y e weft Side of S d Haftings Land bo* againft y e 
Wid w Fisks Land as Afores d . So as to make a Straight Line from 
y e Norweft Corner of s d Haftings Land till it Interfex Said Wid w 
Jenifons Wall fence (as it now Stands) at y e End of Sixteen Rods 
& half from S d Haftings Northweft Corner afores d . which Line will 
Inclofe ab*. Twenty one Rods of Land alfo. She the S d Widow 
Mary Jenifon Paying into the Town Treafury for S d pieces 
of Land for y e ufe of s d Town the Sum of Seven pounds old 
Tenn r . when the Town Shall Confirm y e S d pieces of Land to 
her. 

She the S d Wid w not to Difpofe of S d pieces of Land So as to 
deprive the Thirds of S d pieces in time to Come. 

( Joseph Mason. 

Nath 1 Harris. 
Watertown March the 7 th . 1742. \ Jonas Bond. 

Eben r . Stone. 
(^Jonathan Brown. 

The abovenamed Mary Jenifon has given Bond to the Town 
Treafurer for y e ufe of the Town for the Land above Confirmed 
on Conditions as above &c. Att r Joseph Mason Cler 

Feb y . 14 th : 1743. 

[251] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Wid w : Mary Learneds on 
the 11 th day of March 1742. 

The Perfons Under Named were Sworn to y e faith full Difcharge 
of their Refpe<5tive Offices, viz*. 

Joseph Mason Esq r to y e offices of Town Clerk & Treafurer. 
befor Nath 1 Harris Ju s p s . 



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Josiah Stearns Conftable 

Nath 1 Harris Esq r ^ 

Jona n Church V Afsefsors 

Sam 1 Fisk J 

David Coollidge Sealer of Lea r 




Nath 1 Coollidge \ Survey" of High- 
Sam 1 Benjamin ) Ways 



before Joseph Mason 
Justice of peace. 




Sam 1 Warrin jun" Hogrieve 
Ebenez er . Thornton \ Survey" & Meaf rs 
Jona n Bemus ) of Timb r . &c 

David Livermore Deer Informer 



| Tythingmen 




1 | H awards 



At the Aboves d Meeting the Selectmen Agreed w th M r Nath 1 . 
Harrington to the Grammer & Englifh School in Watertown for the 
Space of one Year from the firft of March Inftant. And He to have 
as a Reward from the Town for S d Service the Sum of Ninty Pound 
old Tenner. To w ch Agreem* S d Harrington gave his Confent. 

March 21. Jofeph Harrington was Sworn to y e office of Survey' 
of Highway's before Jos: Mason Jus 5 p s . 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen At y e Houfe of M r Jonas Bond on 
the 14 th Day of March 1742 The Selectmen Appointed the Sur- 
veyers their Refpective Diftricts The Diftrects to be as they were 
Laft Year Agreeable to the plan on file. Except Elbo hill Lane & 
y e High Way from S d Lane to Walthan added to the Weft Diftrict. 
The Selectmen Appointed Jofeph Harrington the Weft Diftrict, 
Sam 1 . Benjamin the Eaft Diftrict & Nath 1 . Coollidge the North 
Diftrict. Ordred the Clerk to give Each Survey' a plan of y r 
Diftrict. which was done. 

At S d Meeting There was Two Perfons Appeared to take the 
Wid w Webb to board viz* Nath Coollidge & Jofiah Stearns, who 
both Offred to take y e s d Wid w . for Nine Shillings p r Week (old 
Tenner) for a Year. And the S d Wid w . to have the Benefit of her 
own Labour Extraordnary Charges to be Allowed for. Agreed 
the Wid w . Take her Choice w ch of y e Two places to Live At, 
and the Perfon whofe houfe She choofes to live at to be the 
the perfon to take and board her for one year from y e 7 th Inftant 
upon y e Condition Above Mentioned. The Selectmen defired 
Mefs Jonas Bond & Daniel Whitney to go to S d Wid w . to know her 
mind w ch of y e two places aboves d She choofe to Live at. And 
Acquaint the clerk of her Choice. The S d Wid w . Chofe to Live at 
M r Nath 1 Coollidges, as the aboves d two Gentlemen Informed. 



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^anble 

m> 

The Selectmen on y e 18 th . of March 1742. At Eben r Chenrys 
Requeft Preambulated on the Lines of y e pieces of Land he bo 1 of 
the Town's Com tee : viz 1 . The firft peace lying above y e Clay pitts. 
the Line begins at y e Northeaft Corner of Sam 1 Prentices Land, 
(called Balls place) Riming parrel w*. S d Prentices North wall 
Seven Rods, and at the End of y e Seven Rods the Town Way is 
there Eleven paces Wyde, a Rock being in S d Way. Then Runing 
fifteen Rods, at y e End of w ch the S d Way is Eleven paces wide, 
then turning and Runing on a Slant Line to a Rock at S d Chenrys 
fence, five Lenths above or Weft of y e Spring (commonly called 
Shattucks Spring) The other piece Lying Weft of Prentices Land 
aboves d . the Line to Run from S d Prentices Northweft Corner 
Straight to y e Corner of y e Wall of y e S d Chenry and where y e Wall 
is Set up y r y e wall to Stand as it now is. the Way being abo\ 
Twelve paces wide againft this piece. One more piece of Six 
Rods Mentioned in S d Chenrys Deed, The S d Chenry Refigned 
up again to the Town it Difcomoding y e Town way where it Lay. 
And the Selectmen Agreed that y e Said Chenry in Exchaing & in 
Lew thereof Should Straighten his front fence againft the Way 
South of his houfe So as to take in Six Rods their. The Exchang 
is Entred on y e back of his Deed, and Signed. 

The Same day Doc tr . Convers & Sam 1 Hager Defired the 
Selectmen to Preambulat with them. And y e S d DocV. to bring 
out his fence to y e Line the Town's Comm tee : Made with M r John 
Brown, \v ch Line is y e North bounds of y e High Way the S d High 
Way y r Againft y e s d Doc tr . Land is four Rods & half. 

Said Sam 1 Hager To Remove Out his front fence to y e Line 
made by y e Afores d Com tee . w th Isaac Holdin & y e s d Hager and 
which is the North bounds of S d Way y r . the S d Way againft the 
front of s d Hagers Land is four Rods and half wide. 

March y e 28 th : 1743. The Selectmen Preambulated on y e 
Line againft y e Land of Chriftopher Grant Jona n Stone & Eben r 
Thatcher on y e South Side of y e High Way, and Town way And 
y e Said Stone Grant & Thatcher to move out their fence to the 
Line as Mentioned in the Report of a Com tee . Accepted by y e Town 
& Recorded Page 241 in this Book Said Thatcher to Run from 
y e End of y e 13 Rods mentioned in S d Report to the Corner of his 
Orchard the Line a little bowing out. 

The S d Thatcher to move his fence on y e North S d of s d Way 
againft his Land by Stephen Sawins to y e North Bounds of s d High 
Way as Mentioned in y e Afores d Recorded Report The Eaft Line 
to be parrel with the Eaft Line of his Land y £ Ly's back. 

The Selectmen on Ap r . 9. 1743. Preambulated y e Line w th 
Stephen Sawin and Set up Stakes one y e Line mentioned in the 



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Com ,cc Report Accepted by y e Town as Recorded Page 241. at y e 
Same time pramblated y e Line againft Simon Coollidge Land: 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen On the Second Day of May 1743. 
The Selectmen having Rec d a Precipt from Authority Requiring 
them forth with to Caufe the Inha ts . of y e Town Quallifyed to vote 
in the Choice of A Reprefentative to be Afsembled in Ord r to 
Elect & Depute a perfon to Serve for and Reprefent them at a 
great & General Court Appointed to be Convened held & kept &c 
on y e 25 of May Current at y e Court houfe in Boston. In Obferv- 
ance whereof Ordred the Clerk forth with to Ifue Out a warrant to 
y e Conftable to warn y e Freehold", and other Inhab ts . of Watertown 
who are Quallifyed to Vote in y e Choice of A Reprefentative to 
Afsemble at y e Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday the 
Ninth day of May Currant at one of y e Clock After Noone. Then 
and there to Elect and Depute a Meet Perfon to Serve for and 
Reprefent them at y e Great & Gen 11 . Afsembly Appointed to be 
Convened held and kept at the Court Houfe in Bofton on the 25 
of May Currant. 

Alfo Requring y y the Conftable to warn the freehold rs and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to vote in Town Affairs at two 
of y e Clock afternoon on S d 9 th Day of May at y e place aboves d for 
y e Ends following, viz*. 

1. To know the mind of y e Town whether y y will Accept of 
Jofiah Stearns the prefent Conftable to Serve alfo in the Room 
of Thomas Saltmarfh who was chofen Conftable Laft March 
Meeting the S d Saltmarfh having Agreed with the S d Stearns in 
cafe the Town Accept of him. But in cafe the Town Refufe to 
accept of s d Stearns to Serve in the Room of y e s d Saltmarfh then 
to Choofe a nother Conftable. 

2. To choofe the Prefent Survey' 5 of y e High way's to be Col- 
lectors of y e Grant Made by y e Town at y r Annual Meeting Laft 
for y e Mending of y e Highways &c this p r fent year (the choofing 
of them Collectors being Ommitted at y e said Anual meeting) 

3. To hear y e Report of y e Committee who were Chofen to 
Difpofe of y e Common Lands in S d Town How far y y have pro- 
ceeded in S d Affair and for y e Town to Act y r minds with Relation 
to s d Report, alfo to hear what y e S d Com tee . has to Lay before the 
Town w th Refpect to y e Lands not yet difpofed off Relating to 
ways & y e Training field, and y e Town to Manifeft their Minds w th 
Relation there unto. 

4. To hear the Petition of Stephen Sawin praying Liberty for 
y e hanging of a Gate or Gates on y e Town ways Near M r Eben r 
Thatchers as Set forth in S d Petition and for the Town to Manni- 
feft y r Minds Refpecting the Same. 

5. Whereas M r George Harrington of Waltham who Made his 
Demands on y e Late Prop", of y e Common Land of y e sume of 
Thirteen pounds forteen Shillings w ch by his Acc' may Appear w ch 
Acc* was Esteemed unReafonable and So not Allowed to the full 



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of it, has Since Commenced his Sute for the whole of s d Acc\ 
For the Town to Do and Act w 4 Relation to S d Affair whatfoever 
they Shall Judge prop r & Advifable to be done. 

6. To know the mind of y e Town whether y y will Sell to M r 
John Hunt a Small Slip or piece of y e Town way between the 
River and M r Hunts Houfe Lot w ch Ly's North of M r Thorntons 
Houfe for the better Accomodation of Said Houfe Lot. 

7ly. 

[354] 

7ly. To know y e Towns mind whether they will Let out the 
Bank &c by the River belonging to y e Town as has been Ufal, or 
other wile Improve or difpofe of them. 

8. Whereas Sundry Perfons having Manifest their Earneft 
Defires to y e Selectmen, of Setting up Shoops (If y y might have 
Liberty) for the carrying on of Trade and buifnefs on y e South 
Side of Charels River. To know y e Mind of y e Town whether y y 
will Apply to the Court of Sefsions for Liberty of Setting up of 
of Shops for S d End So as not to Discomode the High Way or 
other wife Act on s d Affair as they Shall think Proper. 

9. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will by a Com tee : 
Petition his Majesty's Juftices of y e Court of General Sefsions of 
y e peace to be holden At Cambridge within & for y e County of 
Midd\ on y e 3 d Tuefday of May Currant to make more Certain 
the Bounds of y e Publick Way in Watertown againft the Mill 
Crick both above and below the Mill and Againft David Learneds 
Land North of his Mill houfe that Difputes for time to Come may 
be prevented, this Article being Defired to be Incerted by Petition 
to y e Selectmen by Sundry of y e Inhab ts . of Watertown. 

A Warrant was Isued Out Accordingly. At r J Mason Cler. 

At A General Town Meeting of the Freehold", and other 
InhaV 5 . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in the Choice of A 
Reprefentative Regulerly Afsembled on the Ninth Day of May 
1743 At the Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town. 

The Inhabitants Did then and there Elect & Depute M r Jonas 
Bond to Serve for and Reprefent them In the Sefsion or Sefsions 
of y e Great and General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be 
Convened Held and Kept for His Majesty's Service at the Court 
Houfe in Boston upon Wednefday the Twenty fifth Day of this 
Inftant May. 
[255] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts : of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regu- 
lerly Afsembled on the 9 th Day of May 1743 for the Ends Set 
forth in the Warrant for Warning of S d Meeting. 

Voted and Chofe M r Ebenezer Stone Moderator. 

The Vote was put whether the Town do Accept of M r Jof iah 
Stearns to Serve Conftable in the Room of Thomas Saltmarm 
(He y e S d Saltmarlh having Agreed with the Said Stearns) And 



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So to be and Serve Conftable for y e whole Town this prefent year. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote, Whether the Town do Choofe Mefs rs . Nath 1 . Cool- 
lidge Sam 1 Benjamin & Jofeph Harrington the Prefent Surveyers 
of y e HighWays to be the Collectors of y e hundred Pounds Granted 
for the Mending of the High Ways &c this Prefent Year they 
following the Same Method & Directions, which have been fol- 
lowed and practiced in S d Affair for the two. Years Laft paft. 
And the Vote Past in the Affirmative. 

Then the Comm tees Report was Laid before y e Town and Red 
bearing date the 5 th . May 1743. 

And the Vote was put, Whether the Town do Accept of the 
Comm tees . Report now Laid before the Town and Confidred 
relating to Some of the Common Land, And that the Town do 
Grant and Confirm the Refpective pieces of Land Mentioned in S d 
Reporte To the Perfons Reflectively w ch are Named in the S d 
Reporte their heirs and Afsigns, Agreable to y e Report and upon 
the Conditions Mentioned in S d Report, And that the Report be 
Recorded in the Town Records the Conditions there in Mentioned 
being firft fulfilled. And the Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

This Reporte Recorded Pages 257. 258. 

The Petition of Stephen Sawin was then Red to y e Town pray- 
ing for Liberty to Set up Gates or Barrs acrofs the Town way's 
Near to Eben r Thatchers. And after Confideration there on 
the Vote was put Whether it is the mind of y e Town to grant the 
prayer of y e s d Petition So far that y e s d Petitioner have Liberty to 
Set up gates or Barrs Agreable to y e prayer of his Petition for this 
p r fent Year. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Then the Town Voted not to Act on the fifth Article in the 
Warrant. 

The Sixth Article was Red and Confidred, and the Vote was 
put Whether it is "the mind of y e Town, That the Towns Comm tee . 
Chofen to Agree with Perfons what they Should give for Land 
Lying to y e ways Againft the front of y r Lands where it may be 
Spared, View that way North of M r John Hunts Houfe Lot w ch 
Ly's North of M r Thorntons Houfe and If any Land y r may be 
Spared to Agree w th M r Jn2 Hunt what he Shall give for y e Same 
and Lay it before y e Town for their Confirmation. And the Vote 
paft in y e Affirmative 

Then 

[256] 

Then the Seventh Article was Red and after Condfideration y e 
Vote was put. Whether the Town will Lett the Banks and Landing 
places belonging to the Town by the River Near the Mills for this 
year. And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted to Choofe a Committee of three men to Let out s d Banks 
and Landing places. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond Nath 1 Harris Esq er & M r 
Stephen Cooke to be the Comm tee . for y e Ends aboves d . 



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Then the Eight Article in y" Warrant was Red to y 4 Town and 
after Debate thereon the Vot was put. Whether it is the Mind of 
y* Town To Choofe a Committee to Make Application to the 
Court of General Sefsions of the peace for Libert}- for y" Errecting 
Shops on the Contry Road on y* South Side of y" River above the 
Bridge in S J Town So as not to Dilcommode the Road. And the 
Vote pait in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond & M r John Hunt to be a Com- 
mittee to Make Application to the Court of General Sefsions of 
y* peace On the Affair Above- 1 . 

The Ninth .Article in the Warrant was then Red And After it 
was Confidred and Debated on y Vote was put. 

Whether it is the mind of the Town to Choofe a Ccm :s *: to 
Petition his Majesty's Justices of y* Court of General Sefsions of 
y* peace to be holden at Cambridge with in and for the County 
of Midd\ on the y Tuefday of May Currant To make more 
Certain the Bounds of the Publick Way in Watertown Againft the 
Mill Crick both above and below the Mill and Againft David 
Learneds Land North of His Mill houfe That Difputes for time to 
Come Might be prevented. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond and M r John Hunt to be a 
Committee for the End Aboves*. 
[9S7] 

Watertown May 5. 1743. 

We the Subfcribers the Com : ". Chofen and Appointed by S d 
Town to Difpofe of y r Common Land Agreable to y r Vote paft at 
y r Meeting on y e Seventh Day of March Laft and to Make Reporte 
of y r Doings in S d Affair to the Town for their Confirmation. 
Agree to Report as followeth viz c . 

According to the Truft Repofed in us. We Appointed a Day for 
the Difpofal of Some of the Common Land viz . The Islands (So 
Called ) in the River by the fish Wares. The piece of Marlh & 
L T pland Near Eben r Thatchers. Alio y* peace of upland Adjoining 
to the Bank of y* River South of M r Galcums Land And gave 
Seafonable and Publick Notice thereof by Setting up Notifications 
und r our hands at the Three Publick houfes in S" : Town of y" time 
and place Appointed. And upon the Day Appointed w** was the 
2 1 ;: of April Laft. the Com :ee : Meet at the houfe of David Coollidge 
y c being the place Appointed in the Notifications where Sundry 
pTons Meet the Comm : ". And After confiderable waiting to give 
People Oppertunity to come together. The Notifications was Pub- 
lickly read which Enferted that the Difpofition of s d Lands was to 
the Higheft bidder Agreable to a vote of the Town. 

After which the Largest of y e Aboves* Islands Containing About 
five Acres & a half, was by the Com tee . put up for Perfons to bid 
upon. And After Sundry p r fons had bid for the Same it Appeared 
to the Com tee that M r Joseph Harrington of Watertown aboves d 
was the higheft bidder who bid for S 1 Island One hundred Sixty- 
three pounds one Shilling old Tenner. 



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The Next piece of Land the Comm tee put up was the Smalleft 
of s d Islands containing by Estimation Abo 1 , one Acres and a 
Quarter, And After Sundry p r fons had bid for the Same it Ap- 
peared to the Com tee : that M r Nath 1 . Norcrofs of S' 1 Town was the 
Higheft bidder for S d Smal Island who bid Seventy two pounds 
old Tenner for S d Smal Island. 

The Next piece of Land put up by y e Com tee . was the piece of 
Marfh and upland Near Eben r Thatchers containing Ab l . Two 
Acres and a half by Estimation, and After Sundry p r fons bidding 
therefor, it appeared to the Com tec . that M r Stephen Sawin of S d 
Town was the higheft bidder who bid for S d piece of marfh and 
upland Two hundred and fifty one pounds old Tener. 

The Laft piece put up by the Com tee was the aboves d upland 
Adjoining to the bank of the River Containing abo* two Acres and 
After Several Perfons had bid for the Same it Appeared to the 
Comm tee . That Israel Meed of s d Town was the higheft bidder who 
bid for S d piece of Land fifty pounds three Shillings. 

Whereupon We the S d Com tee : do agree to Reporte further as 
follows, viz 1 . That the S d Town of Watertown Agreable to y r Vote 
aboves' 1 . Do Grant And Confirm y e Aboves d Island of Marfh con- 
taining five Acres and half by Estimation be the Same more or lefs 
Unto the aboves d Joseph Harrington his heirs and Afsigns for 
ever, He the s d Harrington paying into the Town Treafurey for 
the Ufe of S d Town the Sum of One hundred Sixty three pounds 
one Shillings old Tenner upon the S d Towns Granting and Con- 
firming S d piece of Land or Island unto him &c or give bond with 
a Sufficiant Surety upon Lawfull Intereft for the Same to the Town 
Treafurer and Succefsors for the ufe of s d Town. 

That the S d Town do alfo grant and Confirm the aboves d Little 
Island Containing by Estimation One Acres and a Quarter be the 
Same more or lefs, unto the aboves d Nath 1 . Norcrofs his heirs and 
Afsigns for ever He the S d Nath 1 . Norcrofs paying into the Town 
Treafurey for the Same for the ufe of S d Town the Sum of Seventy 
two pounds old Tenner upon the S d Towns granting and Confirm- 
ing the S d Land or Little Island to him his heirs & Afsigns, Or 
give bond with a Sufficiant Surety upon Lawfull Intereft for the 
Same To the Town Treafurer and Succefsors for the ufe of s d 
Town. 

That the S d Town do alfo Grant and Confirm To the aboves d 
Stephen Sawin his heirs and Afsigns for ever The above S d piece 
of Marfh and Upland Lying Near to 

Mr. 

[258] 

M r Ebenez r Thatchers as afores d Containing by Estima- 
tion two Acres and a half by the Same more or lefs and is butted 
and bounded as follow's viz 4 . Eafterly by Charles River South- 
easterly & Southerly by a Crick Southwefterly partly by Land of 
Sam 1 & Eben r Thatcher partly by a Town way, the S d Way to be 
left one Rod and half wide Wefterly by Common Land left out for 



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the Accomodating the Watering place there, the Said Weft line 
is Rods in length and about one Rod Eaft of y e Spring North- 
erly by the Town way Leading to the River the S d Way to be left 
as follows viz 1 . At the Bank Next the River there the way to be 
four Rods & three paces wyde and at y e End of Eight Rods weft 
from S 1 Bank there S d Way to be left three Rods and three paces 
wide (this wydth Referved for y e Accomodateing Landing at the 
River) then the S d Way Slants off gradually till it comes to one 
Rode and half, and So the Remainder of y e Way againft S d 
piece of Land to be Left one Rod and half wyde. or however 
S 1 piece of Land is other wife Bounded or Reputed to be 
bounded. He the S d Stephen Sawin paying there for in to the 
Town Treafurey the Sum of Two hundred and fifty* one pounds old 
Ten' for the ufe of S d Town when the S d Town Grants and Con- 
firms S d Land to him his heirs and Afsigns or give Bond w th a 
Sufficiant Surty upon Lawfull Intereft for the Same to the Town 
Treafurer and Succefsors for y e Ufe of y e s d Town. 

That the S d Town do grant and Confirm unto the aboves d Israel 
Mead his heirs and Afsigns for ever the above S d piece of L'pland 
Adjoyning to the bank of y e River as aboves d . Containing by 
Estimation two Acres be the Same more or lefs, and Bounded 
Northerly And Wefterly by y e Town Way Southerly by the River 
Bank Eafterly by Land of Sam 1 . Jenifon He y e S d Israel Mead 
paying therefor into the Town Treafurey for the ufe of y e Town 
the Sum of fifty pounds and three Shillings old Ten r or give Bond 
with a Sufficant Surty- for y e Same, when the Town grants and 
Confirms S d piece of Land to him his heirs and Afsigns. 
All w ch . is humbly Submitted ^ 



Joseph Mason 
Nath 1 . Harris 
Oliver Livermore 




,tee. 



June the 29 th : 1743. The Selectmen Met to Confider The 
Lift of thofe p'fons who were Licenced the Laft year viz. Tho: 
Saltmarfh Mary Learned & David Coollidge Innholders Nath 1 . 
Harris Esq r & M r John Hunt Retailers. 

The Selectmen do not Object againft the Said perfons Renewing 
their Licences for this prefent year. 

Ordred the Treafurer to pay to Elifha Coollidge Eighteen 
Shillings old Tenner for a great Chair for y- Schoolhoufe. 

[259] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e 29 th . of July 1743. At this 
Meeting the Selectmen took An Ace 1 of black birds & Squirrels 
heads &c that they had Rec d in Since y e 2 2 d of Nov r . Laft. And 
After Counting the Same it Appeared that there had been brot in 
124 flag'd Black birds heads & 32 Not flag'd. 281 Rats 23 gray 
& 209 ground Squirrells w ch Amounted to y e Sum of Ten pounds 
4/4 old Tenner. 



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The Selectmen then Signed an Order to y e Treafurer to pay the 
Same to y e Sundry ^ r fons mentioned in the order. 

Then y e Selectmen Signed A Certificat to y e Province TreaP. to 
Alow & pay to our Town Treaf r . ^10 = 4- .4. 

The Selectmen Signed An Ord r to y e Treaf r to pay out of y e 
Laft Afsefm*. To y e Rev d M r Storer £200 as it is due. To Nath 1 . 
Coollidge Nine pounds, in part for y e Wid w . Webb. Thirty five 
pounds 19/3 to thofe p r fons y e Town are indebt to. alfo to 
Rich d King Six pounds, and to y e TreaP himfelf Twenty pounds. 

Alfo to pay to Nath 1 . Harrington out of y e Intereft Money 
Appropriated for y e School y e Sum of forty five pounds old Tenner. 

There being prefent Neceafsity of plank to be got for y e great 
Bridge to prevent danger & prefentm*. the Selectmen Agre'd that 
M r Jon". Bemis on of y e Selectmen go as Soon as may be to y e 
Saw Mills to Se If any plank can be procured, and if y r are any 
to be had to procure a Load to be bro* Down forth with to y e 
Bridge, and if y r be none, to Acquaint the Selectmen, y t other 
Meafures may be taken forth with. 

Att a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e 5 th . of Aug 5 *: 1743. 

The Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown being very 
dangrious by Reafon of y e Defectivenefs of y e plank, and there 
being no plank to be got at the Mills, the Selectmen Agre'd to buy 
five pieces of Timber of M r Thornton at four pounds p r . Tun. & 
Defired M r Jon n Bemis to take An Ace* of y e Meafure of y e piece 
of Timb r and git them Sawn in to plank fit to Lay on to y e Bridge. 

The Timbers of y e South pier of S d Bridge being very deflective 
The Selectmen Judge it proper to have a Meeting to Confider w ch 
will be mo.ft Expedient whether to Repair, or Rebuild Said peir. 
Accordingly Appointed to meet on y e 15 th . of Aug st . Currant at y e 
Wid w . Mary Learneds at three clock After noon, to Confider of y e 
^mifes. And defired the Clerk to Send to y e Selectmen of Wefton 
& Walt-ham to Acquaint them of S d Meeting, and y* y e Selectmen 
of Watertown defire y r prefence w th them at S d Meeting, to Con- 
fider and Advife w l is proper and Expedient to be Done Relating 
to Said Bridge. 

The Selectmen of S d Wefton & Waltham were Sent to. 

f J Mason Clerk. 

[260] 

Watertown Sep r . 13 1743 At a Meeting of the Selectmen of 
Watertown Wefton and Waltham. The S d Selectmen Agreed 
That Jona n Bemis & Daniel Whitney Two of the Selectmen of 
Watertown Deacon Benj n . Brown & Cap* Joseph Harrington of 
Wefton and two of y r Selectmen, and Cap* Sam 1 . Livermore & 
Jonas Smith two of y e Selectmen of Waltham, be a Committee to 
take care of Building of y e South peer of y e great Bridge over 
Charles River in Watertown afores d . To Agree w th a Work man or 
Workmen to Do the work and to Se y* the work be prudently and 



faithfully Done as Soon as May be with prudence. Said Com- 
mittee to procure Such other Timbers as are not already procured 
as they Shah had Neediah and Xe.eisiry. 

Joseph Masta C'.er 
Jofiah Livermore Cler 
Sam 1 Livermore Cler 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown on Sep r . 14. 1743. 
Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant Directed to y~ Conftable 
of s 1 Town. To warn the free holders and other Inhab 3 . of s i 
Town, Quallifyed. to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d 
Town on fry day the 23 d . of Sep r Currant at Two of y Clock 
afternoon for y* Ends following viz. 

E. To hear the Report of y- Com™, who were Chofen to Difpofe 
of Some of y Towns Land, and Make Reporte for Confirmation 
how far they have Proceeded further in S~ Affair, and for the 
Town to Act their pleafure relating to S 1 Report 

2. To hear the Report of y* Conr^: who were Chofen to Difpofe 
of Some of y Land Lying to the Way's what they have further 
Done in that Affair, And for the Town to Act y* Mind thereon. 

3. There being a Corner of Town Land Lying at y* Eaft End 
of Biscos Common Orchard (So called) being part of jr* Land to 
be Sold, but So it is that S 5 piece of Land Ly's very ill conveant 
to fence, but may be made much more Convenant for fencing by 
Altering y* Town way at that place. Therefore at the Motion of 
the Com"** firit above Mentioned this is Laid before y* Town to 
know j* Mind, whether they will Alter the Town way leading on 
the Northerly Side of s d Orchard as follow's, viz E . To turn out 
of y s- Way at the Nbrtheafterly corner of S 1 Orchard and to Run 
upon a Slant from S* Corner on a Straight Line a crols the Town 
Land untill it interfex the High Way or Country Road At y* End 
of Ten Rods Eaft from y* Southeaft Corner of s d Common Orchard 
and the way to be two Rods wyde from S 1 Line, Northeafterly, 
and the other part of y* Town Way Eaft ward from the AforeS d 
turning out to be Dif continued and Sold with the other Town 
Land Adjoining to ha 

A Warrat was Isued out Agreeable to y* forgoing Order. 
^ T Mason Town Clerk. 

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At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab" of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regu- 
lerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting Houfe in S d Town on the 
23- Day of Sep/ A.D. 1743. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator of $ - Meeting. 

The Report of y* Conr*a Chofen by y* Town to Difpofe of Some 
of y* Town's Lands to the Highelt bidders and to make Report of 
y* Doings to y* Town for y r Comrirmation was Laid before y- Town 
and Read. And After Some debate thereon and Several Objections 
made, A motion was made and Seconded to Adjourn the Meeting 



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that y e Town might have more time to Confider of y e Mat- 
ters Contained in y e S d Report and the Objections, w ch were 
made. 

Accordingly the Vote was put Whether it is the mind of y e Town 
to Adjourn this Meeting and the Buifnefs of it, as Contained in 
the Warning untill fryday the 30 th of this Inftant at Ten of y e 
Clock in the fornoon at this place. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Af- 
fairs Regulerly Afsembled on the 30 th Day of Sep r . 1743 by 
Adjournment. 

The Reporte of y e Committee Chofen to Sell y e Towns Lands 
agreeable to a Vote of y e Town to y e higheft bidder and to Make 
Report to the Town for Confirmation was again Read to the 
Town, And After the S d Report was Confidered the following 
Votes were paft Refpecting S d Report, viz*. 

1 Whether it is the mind of the Town to Accept of the Com tee 
Report Relating to the piece of Land bid for by Nath 1 . Coollidge 
Lying on the Training field Common Lot No. 1. as Mentioned 
and Set forth in S d Report and that the Town do grant and Con- 
firm the S d piece of Land Lot No 1. as as Mentioned in the 
Report To him y e S d Nath 1 . Coollidge his heirs and Afsigns He 
the S d Coollidge paying therefor into the Town Treafurey the Sum 
of one hundred Thirty Eight pounds Six Shillings old Tenner as 
Mentioned in S d Report for the ufe of s d Town, or give Security 
therefor to y e Town to y e Acceptance of y e Selectmen. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

2. Whether is is the mind of y e Town to Accept of Said Report 
Relating to the piece of Land bid for by Nath 1 . Stone as Mentioned 
and Set forth in S d Report and that the Town do Grant and Con- 
firm S d piece of Land (Lot N° 2) as mentioned in the Report To 
him the S d Nath 1 Stone his heirs and Afsigns He y e S d Stone 
paying there for in to the Town Treafury the Sum of One hundred 
and Twenty Seven pounds old Tenner for the ufe of the Town 
or give Security therefor to y e Town to y e Acceptance of the 
Selectmen. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

3. Whether it is the mind of the Town to Accept of the Com tee 
Report Relating to the piece of Land bid for by David Coollidge 
Lot N°. 3. as Mentioned and Set forth in S d Report, And that the 
Town Do Grant and Confirm S d piece of Land N° 3 as Mentioned 
in y e Report to him the S d David Coollidge his heirs and Afsigns 
He y e Said Coollidge paying into the Town Treafurey therefor the 
Sum of one hundred and Thirty pounds Nineteen Shillings Old 
Tenner for the ufe of y e Town, or give Security for the Same to 
the Town to the Acceptance of the Selectmen. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

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[263] 

4 ly . Whether it is the Mind of the Town to Accept of y e S d 
Comm tees . Report Relating to the piece of Land bid for by Jonathan 
Church being part of Kings Common and Lot No. 1. as mentioned 
and Set forth in S d Report. And That the Town do Grant and 
Confirm S d piece of Land Lot No 1. as Mentioned in S d Report 
To him the S d Jonathan Church his Heirs and Afsigns He the S d 
Church paying into the Town Treafurey therefor the Sum of Two 
hundred and Seventy pounds old Tenner for the ufe of the Town. 
Or give Security therefor to the Town to y e Acceptance of y e 
Selectmen. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

5 ly . Whether it is the Mind of the Town to Accept of y e Report 
of s d Committee Relating to the piece of Land Lot N°. 2. Which 
was bid for by Oliver Livermore in behalf of himfelf and Joseph 
Mason as Mentioned and Set forth in S d Reporte And that the 
Town Do Grant and Confirm the S d piece of Land Lot No 2 as 
mentioned in the S d Reporte to them the Said Oliver Livermore 
and Joseph Mafon their heirs and Afsigns they the S d Livermore 
and Mafon paying in to the Town Treafurey for the Same the 
Sum of One hundred and Twenty three pounds old Tenner for 
the ufe of the the Town or give Security therefor to the Town to 
the Acceptance of the Selectmen. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

6 ly . Whether it is the Mind of the Town to Accept of the S d 
Comm tee . Reporte Relating to the piece of Land Lot N° 3. which 
was bid for by Henry Godding as Mentioned and Set forth in S d 
Report. And that the Town do Grant and Confirm S d piece of 
Land Lot N°. 3. as Mentioned in S d Report. To him the S d 
Henry Godding his heirs and Afsigns He the Said Henry Godding 
paying into the Town Treafury therefor the Sum of Three hun- 
dred and Ninty pounds old Tenner for the ufe of the Town or 
give Security for the Said Sum to the Town, to the Acceptance of 
the Selectmen. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

7 ly . Whether it is the Mind of the Town to Accept of y e s d 
Com tee Report Relating to the piece of Land Lot N° 4. which 
was bid for by Henry Holdin as Mentioned and Set forth in S d 
Reporte, And that the Town Do Grant and Confirm the S d piece 
of Land Lot N° 4. as Mentioned in S d Report To him the S d 
Henry Holdin his heirs and Afsigns He the S d Henry Holdin 
paying into the Town Treafury of Watertown for the Same, the 
Sum of One hundred & Sixty five pounds one Shilling Old Tenner 
for the ufe of S d Town or give Security therefor to the S d Town to 
the Acceptance of y e Selectmen. 

And the Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

8 ly . Whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Accept of s d Comm tee . 
Reporte Relating to the piece of Land Lot N°. 5. Bid for by 
William Godding jun r as Mentioned and Set forth in S d Reporte, 
And that the Town do Grant and Confirm S d piece of Land Lot 



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N° 5. as mentioned in S d Report To him the S d William Godding 
jun r his heirs and Afsigns He the S d William Godding paying into 
the Town Treafurey for the Same the Sum of Two hundred and 
fifty five pounds old Tenner for the ufe of the Town or give 
Security therefor to the Town to the Acceptance of y e Selectmen. 
-And the Vote.-paft in y e Affirmative. 

9 ly . Whether it is the mind of y e Town to Accept of the S d 
Comm ,ee Report Relating to the piece of Land Lot N° 6. as men- 
tioned and Set forth in S d Report which was bid for by Martha 
Coollidge. And that the Town do Grant and Confirm the S d 
piece of Land N° 6. as Mentioned 

in 

in Said Report unto her the S d Martha Coollidge, her heirs and 
Afsigns She paying into the Town Treafury therefor the Sum of 
One Hundred and Sixteen pounds old Tenner for the ufe of y e 
Town, or give Security for S d Sum to the Town to the Acceptance 
of the Selectmen. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

io ly . Whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Accept of the S d 
Comm tee Reporte Relating to that piece of Land Lot N° 1. (on 
Strabury Hill) that Jonas Bond was the Higheft bidder for as 
Mentioned and Set forth in S d Reporte. And that the Town do 
Grant and Confirm the Said piece of Land Lot N° 1. as mentioned 
in S d Reporte To him the S d Jonas Bond his heirs and Afsigns 
He the S d Bond paying into the Town Treafurey therefor the 
Sum of Eighty one pounds Old Tenner for the ufe of y e Town, or 
give Security for S d Sum to y e Town, To the Acceptance of y e 
Selectmen. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

n ly . Whether it is the Mind of the Town to Accept of ye S d 
Com tee . Reporte " Relating to that piece of Land Lot N° 2. which 
Henry Spring jun r . was the Higheft bidder for as Mentioned and 
Set forth in S d Reporte And that the Town do Grant and Confirm 
S d piece of Land Lot N° 2. as Mentioned in S d Report To him the 
S d Henry Spring his Heirs and Afsigns, He the S d Henry Spring 
paying into the Town Treafury for the Same the Sum of fifty 
Eight pounds old Tenner for the ufe of s d Town or give Security 
for the Said Sum to the Town to y e Acceptance of y e Selectmen. 
And y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

i2 ly . Whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Accept of the S d 
Com tees Reporte Relating to that piece of Land Lot N°. 3. w ch was 
bid for by Ebenezer Haftings as mentioned in Said Report and 
that the Town do Grant and Confirm S d piece of Land Lot N° 3. 
as mentioned in S d Reporte to him the S d Ebenez r Haftings his 
heirs and Afsigns He paying into the Town Treafurey therefor the 
Sum of Thirty pounds old Tenner for the ufe of the Town, or 
give Security therefor to the Town to y e Acceptance of y e Select- 
men. And the Vote paft on the Negative. 

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Com tee . Report Relating to that piece of Land Lot N°. 4. which 
John Kimbal jun r bid for as Mentioned in S d Reporte and that the 
Town do Grant and Confirm the S d piece of Land Lot N° 4. as 
Mentioned in S d Reporte, To Him S d John Kimbal his heirs and 
Afsigns He the S d John Kimbal paying into the Town Treafury 
therefor the Sum of Thirty pounds Six Shillings old Tenner for 
the ufe of the Town, or give Security for the Same to the Town, 
to the Acceptance of y e Selectmen. And the Vote paft in the 
Negative. 

i4 ly . Whether the Town Accept of y e Reporte aboves d Relating 
to the five Rods of Land bid for by Ebenez r Haftings as Men- 
tioned in S d Report, and the Vote paft in the Negative. 

i5 ly . Whether it is the Mind of the Town to Accept of y e s d 
Com tee Report Relating to that piece of Land by the Wind mill 
bid for by Nath 1 . Coollidge as Mentioned in S d Report. And that 
the Town do Grant and Confirm the S d piece of Land as Men- 
tioned in S d Report To him the S d Nath 1 Coollidge his heirs and 
Aligns He the S d Coollidge paying into the Town Treafurey 
therefor the Sum of Sixty five pounds five Shillings old Tenner 
for the ufe of y e Town, Or give Security therefor to the Town 
to the Acceptance of the Selectmen. And the Vote paft in the 
Negative. 

i6 ,y . 

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i6 ly . Whether the Town do Accept of y e S d Com tee Report 
Relating to that piece of Land bid for by Samuel Barnard as Men- 
tioned in the S d Report And that the Town do Grant and Confirm 
the S d piece of Land as it is Mentioned in y e S d Report To him 
the S d Sam 1 . Barnard his heirs & Afsigns He paying in to the 
Town Treafury therefor the Sum of Twenty one pounds for the 
ufe of the Town or give Security for y e Same to the Town to y e 
Acceptance of y e Selectmen. And y e Vote paft in the Negative. 

i7 lv . Whether the Town do Accept of y e S d Com tee . Report 
Relating to y e piece of Land bid for by Nath 1 . Bright as Mentioned 
in S d Report And that the Town do Grant and Confirm S 1 piece 
of Land as Mentioned in the S d Report to Him the S d Nathaniel 
Bright his heirs and Afsigns He paying into the Town Treafurey 
therefor the Sum of Eight pounds old Tenner, for the Ufe of y e 
Town, or give Security for the Same to the Town to y e Acceptance 
of the Selectmen. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

i8 ly . Whether the Town do Accept of y e S d Com tee . Report 
Relating to that piece of Land bid for by Andrew White as Men- 
tioned in the S d Reporte, And that the Town do Grant and Con- 
firm the S d piece of Land as it is Mentioned in S d Reporte, To 
Him the S d White his heirs and Afsigns He the S d And w White 
paying into the Town Treafurey there for the Sum of Eight pounds 
Ten Shillings old Tenner for the Ufe of y e Town, or give Security 
for the Same to the Town, to the Acceptance of the Selectmen. 
And the Vote paft in the Negative. 



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i9 ,y . Whether it is the Mind of the Town to Accept of the S d 
Committes Report Relating to that piece of Land of Sixty Rods 
bid for by Cap 1 Jofeph Coollidge as it is Set forth and Mentioned 
in S d Report, And that the Town do Grant and Confirm the S d 
Sixty Rods of Land as Mentioned in the S d Reporte, To him the 
S d Joseph Coollidge. his heirs and Afsigns He the S d Coollidge 
paying into the Town Treafurey for the Same the Sum of Seven 
pounds old Tenner for the ufe of y e Town or give Security y r for 
to the Town to y e Acceptance of y e Selectmen. And the Vote paft 
in the Affirmative. 

2o ly . Voted that the Bonds that may be given by the above 
Named Perfons that the Town has Granted and Confirmed Land 
to Draw No Intereft before the firft day of March Next. 

21. Voted that the Committees Report aboves d be Recorded in 
the Towns Book After the above Named Perfons to whom the 
Town has Granted and Confirmed Land to. have paid for S d Land 
or given Security as afores d to the Acceptance of the Selectmen. 
(Report Recorded Pages 266: 267. 268. 269) 

Then the Committee's Report who were Chofen to Agree w th 
^fons whr.t they S ld give for Land Lying to the Ways Againft the 
front of their Lands, was Read, And Confidred 

And the Vote was put Whether it is the Mind of the Town 
to Accept 

^ otsaid 
Com tee Report And that the Small pieces of Land therein Men- 
tioned be Confirmed To the Perfons & Estate therein Mentioned 
Refpectively their heirs & Afsigns On the Conditions Mentioned in 
the S d Reporte. And the Conditions being fulfilled, the S d Report 
to be Recorded in the Town Book. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. Report Recorded P. 270. 

Then the Third Article in the Warrant for the Warning of this 
Meeting Relating to the Alteration of y e Town W T ay Leading on 
the Northerly Side of Biscos Orchard was Read. And upon a 
Motion Made and Seconded The Vote was put whether it is the 
Mind of the Town to Continue the S d Article to Next March 
Annival Meeting then to be Acted upon. And the Vote paft in 
the Affirmative. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 10 th Day of October 1743. 

The Perfons under Named gave Bonds for the ufe of y e Town 
(Agreeable to y e Vote of y e Town at their Meeting on the 30 th . 
of Sep r Laft) to the Town Treafurer for the Lands granted and 
Confirmed to them at S d Town Meeting upon y e Condition of their 
giving Bond to y e Acceptance of y e Selectmen viz 1 . 

Nath 1 Coollidge gave Bond w th a Suerty for ^"138 = .6- .. 
Nath 1 . Stone the Like for 127- .. - .. 

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Oliver Livermo re for .61— 10- .. 

Joseph Mason (to y e Selectmen) for .61- 10- .. 

William Godding paid ^£ and gave Bond for 25a- .. - .. 
Henry Godding gave Bond for 39°— •• - •• 

Martha Coollidge paid 16 £ and gave bond for 100- .. - .. 
Jonas Bond gave a Bond for .Si- .. - .. 

Henry Spring jun r Ditto for .58- .. - .. 

All with Suerties 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on the 24 of October 1743 

Henry Holdin gave a Bond w i a Suerty to y e 
Town Treafurer for one half of y" Land Granted 
to him Amounting to y* Sum of £$2- 10- .. 

And Tofeph Bright gave Bond w* a Suerty for y e 
other half v £ Like Sum 82- ic- .. 

The S 1 Holdin having Conveyed one half of y* Land Granted 
to him by y* Town to the Said Bright, they paid the odd 
Shilling. 

At a Meeting of y- Selectmen on the 31 of October 1743. Jona~ 
Church of Watertown having Xotifyed y* Selectmen in writing that 
he had taken into his houfe the Wid w . Hannah H airings who came 
Laft from Xewton on the 8 th Day of August paft She being under 
Dimcult Circumftances. the Selectmen Ordrecl y e Clerk to Isue 
out a Warrant to warn y* S d Wid w . forth with to Depart out of 
Watertown. the Selectmen Refufing to Accept of her to be an 
Inhab : . in S d Town. 

The glafs of y* Meeting houfe & School houfe wanting to be 
Mended the Selectmen Defired M r Jonas Bond to Speek to M' 
Ebenez r Bradilh of Cambridge to mend S d Glafs as Soon as 
may be. 

At this Meeting V s Selectmen Rec d . the Ace* 5 , of Benj*. Haftings 
and others on Acc : of Ravling the Great Bridge 6cc. 

We the Subfcribers the Conr^ Chofen by the Town of Water- 
town to Difpofe of Some the Town's Lands Agreeable to y e Vote 
and D:rec:::n of y : Town And to make Report of our Doings to 
the Town for their Confirmation. 

Do Reporte as follows viz : . 

We the S d Com te,e have proceed further in that truft. And on the 
Sixteenth of May Laft Set up Notifications that on the 31 of s d 
May w :d be Expofed to Sale to the Higheft Bidder That piece of 
Town Land Adjoining to the Training field as Lotted out by Said 
Com :i *. And the Lotts are as follow's. viz' the firft Lot or N°. 1. 
Contained five Acres &: half be the Same more or lefs. bounded 
Eafterly by the Way Laid out by the Selectmen for y e ufe of y" 
Town. ' Southerly by Lot X : 2. And Wefterly by Lot X 3. the 
Weft Line being ab : Seven Rods in Length. And on other pints 
by Land of Xath 1 . Coollidge. 

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Eafterly by the aboves d Way. Southerly by y e Two Acres Referved 
for the Training field. Wefterly by Lot N° 3. And Northerly by 
Lot N° 1. 

The Third Lot or N° 3, Contains About four Acres bounded 
Southerly partly by the High Way and partly by Land of David 
Coollidge Wefterly by Land of David Coollidge Weft Northwefterly 
partly by the Town Land lying in a Lane, and partly by Land of 
Dea: Joseph Coollidge Northwefterly by Land of Nath 1 Coollidge, 
and Eafterly partly by Lot N°. 1. partly by Lot N° 2. and partly by 
the Land Referved for the Training field. And on May the 3 1 
aboves d at the Houfe of David Coollidge The firft Lot or N° 1. 
was put up, And One hundred thirty Eight pounds Six Shillings 
(old Ten er ) was bid by Nath 1 Coollidge for S d Lot N° 1. who was 
the higheft bidder. 

Then Lot N° 2 was put up And One hundred and Twenty Seven 
pounds (old Ten er ) was bid by Nath 1 . Stone for S d Lot N° 2. who 
was the Higheft bidder. 

Then the Third Lot N° 3. was put up And One hundred and 
Thirty pounds Ninteen Shillings old Tenner was bid by David 
Coollidge for S d Lot N°. 3. who was the higheft bidder. 

The the Com tee aboves d on the 17 th . of June following Advertized 
that piece of Land belonging to the Town Commonly Called 
King's Common to be Expofed to Sale by Lotts to the Higheft 
bidder (Agreeable to y e Vote of S d Town) at the Houfe of David 
Coollidges on the forth Day of July Next following y e S d 17 th of 
June. And the Lotts as it was Lotted out are as follow's. viz 1 . The 
firft Lot or N°. 1. Contains about Seven Acres and a forth, 
bounded Southerly by the Town Way, Wefterly by the Way Laid 
out by y e Selectmen for the ufe of y e Town, and not Yet Laid 
before the Town, and Elfewhere by Land of James Smith. The 
Second Lot or Lot N°. 2. Contains About five Acres, and is 
bounded Eafterly & Northerly by the Way Laid out by y e Select- 
men afores d . and Elfewhere by Land of Ebenezer Chenry. The 
Third Lot or N°. 3. Contains about Nine Acres, and is bounded 
Southerly by the Way afores d Laid out by y e Selectmen. Wefterly 
partly by Lot N°. 4. and partly by Lot N° 5. (the weft Line run- 
ning from the S d Way opefit to y e S d Chenry 's Northeaft Corner on 

t 267 ] a Straight 

Line to W- Goddings South weft Corner of his Land) Northerly 
and Eafterly by Land of William Godding. The fourth Lot or 
N°. 4. Contains about Eight Acres and a forth, bounded Southerly 
by the afores d Way Laid out by the Selectmen Wefterly by a Town 
Way, Northerly by Lot N°. 5. and Eafterly by Lot N°. 3. The 
Weft line is Thirty in Length and the Eaft Line is Thirty two 
Rods in Length. 

The fifth Lott or N°. 5. Contains abo'. Nine Acres and half and 
is bounded Southly by Lot N°. 4. Wefterly by the Town Way, 
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Rods Wide from Tho s Wellingtons Southerly fence, partly by Land 
Referred to ly Common for publick benefit for the diging of Clay 
and partly by Lot N°. 6. (this North Line is a Straight Line from 
the Southweft Corner of W- Goddings Land to the End of y e Way 
Left to y e Clay pit afores d ) And Eafterly by Lot N°. 3. The Sixth 
Lot or N°. 6. Contains Ab l . Six Acres and a forth Bounded Eafterly 
by Land of W™ Godding Southerly partly by Lot N° 5. and partly 
by Land Referred for publick benefit for diging of Clay as 
afores d (N B the Land Referred for Clay is Six Rods Square and 
is bounded Weft partly by Land of Tho s . Wellington and partly by 
y e End of y e Way referred for the coming to it) Wefterly partly by 
the S d Referred Land of Six Rods Square and partly by Land of 
Tho s Wellington and Northerly by Land Origanally Granted to 
John Coollidge. 

The S d Com tee on the S d fourth of July at the place Appointed 
as aboves d put up the firft Lot or N°. 1. as above Difcribed (on 
Kings Common So called) to be bid upon And Two hundred and 
Seventy pounds Old Tenner was bid by Jonathan Church for S d 
Lot N°. 1. who was the higheft bidder. 

Then Lot N°. 2. as abore Difcribed was put up to be bid upon, 
And One hundred and Twenty three pounds old Tenner was bid 
by Oliver Lirermore, who bid in behalf of himfelf and Joseph 
Mason for S d Second Lot or N°. 2. And he was the higheft bidder 
for Said Lot N°. 2. on Kings Common. 

Then the Third Lot or N°. 3. as abore Difcribed was put up to 
be bid upon And Three hundred and Ninty pounds Old Tenner 
was bid bv Henrv Godding for Said N°. 3. and he was the Higheft 
bidder for S d Third Lott. 

Then the fourth Lot or N°. 4 as above Difcribed was put up to 
bid upon And One hundred and Sixty 7 five pounds one Shilling 
old Tenner was bid by Henry Holdin of Cambridge for S d fourth 
Lot or N° 4. and he was the higheft bidder for Said fourth Lott. 

Then the fifth Lot or N° 5. as above Difcribed was put up to be 
bid upon, And Two hundred and fifty five pounds old Tenner was 
bid by W- Godding Juner for s d N°. 5. and he was the higheft 
bidder for Said fifth Lott. 

Then the Sixth Lott or N° 6. as above Difcribed was put up to 
be bid upon (Refervation of a Privilidge to Coollidges Grant being 
firft made and Referved) And One hundred and Sixteen pounds 
(old Tenner) was bid by Martha Coollidge for S d Sixth Lot and 
She was the higheft bidder for S d N°. 6. 

Furthermore the Com tee on August the 26 th following Advertized 
the following pieces of Land belonging to the Town to be Expofed 
to Sale on the 12 th of Sep r following the 20 th of the S d Aug 51 , viz*. 
That piece of Land by the Meeting houfe by Lotts. That piece 
by the Wind Mill, A Small piece of Land lying between the Land 
of Joseph & David Coollidge And two Small parcels of Land 
Lying on both Sides of the Way Leading on the Weft Side of 
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And on the Said Twelfth day of Sep er the Committee put up the 
firft Lot on the Hill called Straberry Hill Containing About three 
Acres and abo* Twenty two Rods bound Eaft and South by Land 
of Jonas Bond weft w th y e Second Lot N° 2 

and 

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And North with the Contry Road, and Jonas Bond bid Eighty 
one pounds (old Tenner) for Said firft Lot who was the Higheft 
Bidder for S d Lot. Then Lot N°. 2. was put up Containing by 
Estimation Two Acres and three Quarters and abo 1 Six Rods 
Bounded Eaft by Lot N° 1. South by Land of Henry Spring jun r . 
Weft by Land Left out for the Accomodating the Meeting houfe 
the Weft Line being Seven Rods in Length and Northerly by the 
Way Laid out by the Selectmen Leading out of the Country Road 
up to the Meeting houfe. And Henry Spring ju r bid fifty Eight 
pounds old Tenner for S d Lot N° 2. and he was the higheft bidder 
for S d Lot. 

Then Lot N°. 3. Containing One Acres lacking Ten Rods by 
Estimation Bounded Eaft by land referved for the Accommoda- 
ting the Meeting houfe y e Eaft line being Seven Rods in length 
Southerly by Land of Sam 1 Barnard and Wefterly by Lot N° 4. 
the Weft Line being parrellel with the Divifion Line between S d 
Barnard & Jofiah Perry, and is Eight Rods in Length and 
Northerly by the Way Laid out by the Selectmen from the Country 
Road up to the Meeting houfe the North and y e South Lines 
being Twenty Rods in length Each was put up and Ebenezer 
Haftings bid Thirty pounds old Tenner for S d Lot who was the 
higheft bidder for S d Lot N° 3. 

Then N° 4. or the fourth Lot Containg half An Acres and 
about Thirty five Rods bounded Eaft by Lot N°. 3. Southerly by 
Land of Jofiah Berry Wefterly by a Small Corner of Land Adjoin- 
ing to Nath 1 . Brights Land, the Wefterly Line Runing parrellel 
with the Divifion Line between y e Land of y e S d Perry and Bright 
and is two Rods in Length. And Northerly partly by the Country 
Road and partly by the Way Laid out to the Meeting houfe, was 
put up and John Kimbal jun r bid Thirty pounds Six Shillings for 
s d Lot who was the higheft bidder for s d Lot N°. 4. 

Then the Corner of Land Lying againft the afores d Brights 
Land Containing ab l five Rods butted Eeaft by Lot N° 4. South- 
erly by land of Nath 1 Bright and Elfe where by the Country Road 
was put up and Ebenezer Haftings bid Ten Shillings & 3 d old 
Ten r . for the Same who was the higheft bidder. 

Then the Land by the Wind Mill was put up Containing by 
Estimation four Acres and a half (there being Referved abo 1 Three 
Quarters of An Acres between the Wind Mill Land and Land of 
John Sawin whereby the Southermoft pond is in Cluded and Left 
out for the benefit of Watering Alfo cut of abo 1 66 Rods at the 
Eaft Corner for the Accomodating the two Roads) the S d four 
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Land Cut off Southerly partly by the Country Road partly by 
the half Acres granted for the wind mill and partly by the Land 
Referved and left out (the line to run from the wind mill Land 
Straight upon a parrellel line with the North Line of y e Wind Mill 
Land between the ponds to John Sawins fence) Wefterly partly 
with the Wind Mill Grant and partly by Land of John Sawin this 
piece of Land as 

here 

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here Difcribed was put up and 
Nath'. Coollidge bid Sixty five pounds five Shillings old Tenner 
for S d four Acres & half who was the higheft bidder for S d Lot or 
piece of Land. 

Then a Small piece of Land Lying between the Town Way and 
John Kimbals Land was put up Containing About one Acres and 
Seventy four Rods And Samuel Barnard bid Twenty one pounds 
old Tenner for S d piece of Land and he was the higheft bidder 
for s d piece. 

The Next piece of Land put up was a Small piece Lying 
between the Land of Cap* John Henderfon and y e afores d Town 
way Containing ab l . half An Acres and thirty Rods the Divifional 
Line between this piece and the Laft piece above Mentioned is 
a parrellel Line with the Dividing between the Lands of y e S d 
Kimbal and Henderfon And Nath 1 . Bright bid Eight pounds old 
Tenner for this piece of Land who was the higheft bidder 
therefor. 

Then the Next piece of Land put was a Slip of Land Lying 
between the Land of Ebenezer Chenry and the aboves d Town 
Way. Containing Ab l . One Acres and thirteen Rods And And w . 
White bid Eight pounds Ten Shillings old Tenner for S d piece of 
Land And he was the higheft bidder for s d Land. 

Then the Laft piece of Land put up was a Small piece Lying 
between the Lands of Cap* Joseph Coollidge and David Coollidge 
Containing ab'. Sixty Rods And Cap 1 . Joseph Coollidge bid Seven 
pounds old Tenner for the Same and was the Higheft and only 
bidder there for. 

And further That the Town Agreeable to their Vote Do Grant 
And Confirm to the Several particuler Perfons who were the 
higheft Bidders as Mentioned and Named in this Report viz. 
To Nathaniel Coollidge Nath 1 Stone David Coollidge Jona n Church 
Oliver Livermore and his Afsociate, Henry Godding Henry Holdin 
William Godding ju r Martha Coollidge Jonas Bond Henry Spring 
jun r . Eben r Haftings John Kimbal Jun r . Nath 1 Coollidge Sam 1 
Barnard Nath 1 Bright And w . W T hite and Jofeph Coollidge to Each 
of them Refpeclively their Refpective heirs and Afsigns the Land 
that Each of s d perfons refpe&ively bid for and were the higheft 
bidders as before Mentioned Each of Said Perfons Refpeclively 
paying into the Town Treafurey for S d Land for the ufe of 
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Reporte before Mentioned at the time and in the Manner as the 
Town Shall See Meet. 



The Report of the Committee Chofen to Agree w th Perfons what 
they S ld . give for Land Lying to the Ways &c. is as follow's. 

We the Subfcribers the Committee AboveS d Did on the Nin- 
teenth of Sep r . 1743. Agree with Jofiah Stearns that he Should 
move out his front fence againft Elbo hill lane from the Corner 
about Eighteen Rods in Length in the Lane Runing Straight from 
a great Stone at the Corner to the End of his Wall w ch is ab*. 
Eighteen Rods, in length which will inclofe ab*. Six Rods of Land 
he the S fl Stearns paying into the Town Treafurey Twenty Shil- 
lings Old Tenner there for when the Town Confirms it to him. 

Agre'd with Daniel Bond that he Should move out the fence 
belonging to the Estate of James Barnard Dec d . into S d Elbo Hill 
Lane at the turn of y e Corner going into S d Lane Runing parrelel 
with the South fence about Eight paces and then turning Round- 
ing into the Said Lane and to Run to the Corner of Joseph 
Harringtons Wall which will Inclofe about Eight Rods of Land, 
the S d Estate payind for S d Eight Rods of Land into the Town 
Treafurey for y e ufe of y e Town the Sum of forty Shillings Old 
Ten r . when the Town Confirms the Same to s d Estate or to the 
heirs belonging to Said Eftate. 

Agreed with John Sawin that he move out his fence againft the 
Town Way Laid out by y e Selectmen Weft of his Land So as to 
Inclofe a Small Slip of Land of ab* Eight Rods that was left out 
by the Selectmen between his Land and S d Way Runing from the 
Southweft Corner of his Land till it Enterfex his fence again a few 
Rods Northward of his great Gate the Slip is four paces wide 
againft the Northeaft Corner of the Training field he the S d Sawin 
paying into the Town Treafurey for y e ufe of the Town the Sum 
of Thirty Shillings old Tenner when the Town Confirms y e s d 
Land to him. 

Agreed with David Stone that he move out his fence againft the 
Town Way By Simon Coollidges So as to Run from the South- 
eafterly Corner of s d Coollidges Land and So turning Rounding 
untill it Interfext the S d Stones fence Again a little South of a 
white Oak tree which Inclofes about Twelve Rods of Land he y e 
S d Stone paying into the Town Treafurey for the ufe of the Town 
the Sum of Twenty Shillings old Tenor when Confirms the S d 
Twelve Rods of Land to him. 



Joseph Mason, 
Nath 1 . Harris, 
Oliver Livermore. 




Jofeph Mafon. 
Nath 1 . Harris. 
Jonas Bond. 
Ebenez r Stone. 



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At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the Second Day of December 

It being Some time Since the Charges of y e Great Bridge over 
Charles River in S d Town were Adjufted between the Towns 
Concerned therein the Selectmen Agre'd to meet on Munday the 
12 th of this Inftant DecermV. at one of y e Clock after noon at 
Thomas Harringtons in Waltham Innhold r in order that y e Select- 
men of Wefton and Waltham may meet with them and bring in 
their Ace" Relating to S d Bridge that the whole Charge of S d 
Bridge Since The Laft Adjuftm 1 may then be Adjufted between 
Watertown Wefton & Waltham According to Each Towns pro- 
portion. And y e Selectmen Ordred y e Clerk to Send to the Said 
Selectmen of Wefton and Waltham to Notify them of s d Meeting 
and Defire them to give their Attendance at time & place afores d . 
(which was done) 

The Selectmen having Rec d a Notification from under the 
hand of H. Frankland of Bofton that he had Admitted in the 
the Houfe in Watertown w ch He had Hired of M r Waldo One 
Nath 1 . Gammage & wife and three Children that he Came from 
Cambridge the 19 th of Octob r Laft, the Selectmen refufing to 
Accept of y e s d Gammage Wife & Children to be Inhab ts of 
Watertown Ordred the Clerk to Ifue out a Warrant to warn 
y e S d Gammage with his Wife & Children to Depart out of 
Watertown. 

The Selectmen having been Notifyed alfo by Daniel Bond that 
he had taken into his Houfe one James Coddingham & wife who 
Came from Waltham to Watertown y e 18 th of Octo r . Laft and y* 
they are under poor Circumftances. The Selectmen Refufing to 
Accept of them to be Inhabitants of Watertown Ordred the Clerk 
to Ifue out a Warrant to warn y e S d Coddingham & wife to Depart 
out of Watertown forth with. (A Warrant was Isued out agreable 
to the aboves d Orders of y e Selectmen). 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the 14 th . of December 1743. 
The Selectmen being Informed that there is one William Hook 
and Margret his Wife or one that He pretends to be his Wife 
come to Refide in Watertown who Came from Cambridge on the 
13 th Inftant and they are got into the Honfe where Benj n Chad- 
wick Lately Lived, the Selectmen Refufing to Accept of them 
to be inhabitants of Watertown Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a 
Warrant to Warn the S d William & Margret forth with to Depart 
out of S d Watertown. 

At this Meeting the Selectmen Appointed to meet at Thomas 
Harringtons in Waltham Innhold r . on the 23 d of this Inftant 
Decemb r . (the Selectmen of Wefton not Attending the Meeting 
Laft Appointed) to Adjust the Acc ts of y e great Bridge over Charles 
River in Watertown and Ordred the Clerk to Notify the Selectmen 
of Wefton & Waltham of s d Meeting, (which was done) 

A Warrant was Isued out to Warn y e aboves d W™ & Margret to 



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Dpart out of Watertown. y y were warned out & Caution Entred 
at y e Sefsion Now Setting in Charlftown as alfo Caution againft the 
Wid w Hannah Haftings. 
[373] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Wefton & Waltham 
At Thomas Harringtons in S d Waltham on the 23 d Day of 
Decemb'. 1743. in Order to Adjust the Acc ts of the Great Bridge 
over Charles River in S d Watertown. (The Acc* were Adjusted 
and Proportioned as they Are Recorded in y e Treafury Lib 2 
Page 49. And the Ace* on file in the file for the year 1743.) 

At this Meeting the aboves d Selectmen Agreed that there be So 
much good Oak plank procured of 16 feet in Length & three Inch 
thick, as to Cover one peer of y e Bridge aboveS d as Soon as Con- 
veniantly may be and Conveyed to S d Bridge, the Selectmen of 
Wefton were Defired to procure S d plank and Convey them to S d 
Bridge which they undertook to Do. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 23 d Day of 
January 1743. The High Way's in S d Town being again greatly 
Incumbred with Ship timber, whereby the Town is in Dainger of 
being again Prefented, Wherefore the Selectmen Ordred M r Joseph 
Harrington Surveyer of High Ways Emediately to Remove S d 
Timber from off y e S d Ways and Secure the Same. And give the 
Selectmen an Acc 1 of his Doings, and the Charge of Removing S d 
Timb r . as alfo to give the Selectmen an Ac 1 , of as maney Perfons 
as he can git the knowledge of that Laid Timber in S d Way's. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 30 th of January 1743 

The High Way's Near the River having been greatly Incumbred 
by Perfons Laying Ship timber thereon, whereby the Town was 
in danger of being again prefented. in ord r to prevent w ch the 
Selectmen at y r Laft Meeting ordred Joseph Harrington Survey" 
of the High Way's to Draw off the Timb r and clear S d Way's and 
bring in his Acc 1 to y e Selectmen at this Meeting, that prop r Steps 
might be taken to prefent thofe Perfons that are known to lay 
timber on S d Way's at y e Next Sup r Court at Charlftown the Select- 
men having been advifed So to do by Council in the Law. The 
Selectmen therefore as they are Intrufted w th y e Prudencials of y e 
Town think themfelves Oblidged to do w l in them Ly's to prevent 
Charge Coming upon y e Town by S d Timb r . Agreed that Joseph 
Mafon Esq r & Mefs rs Oliver Livermore & Dan 1 Whitney three of 
y e Selectmen S ld . Repair to y e Sup r Court aboveS d and upon Advice 
to Inform againft Such perfons as proof can be made Againft that 
they may be prefented. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 20 th day of 
Feb y : 1743. The time drawing Nigh for the ufual Annual Meeting 
in March. 

Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant Directed to the Con- 
ftable of S d . Town to Warn the Freehold rs and other Inhab ts . of 
S d Town Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Pub- 



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lick Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday the fifth day of March 
Next at Nine of y e Clock before Noon for the Ends following, viz 4 . 

To Choofe Selectmen to Manage y e Prudentiall Affairs of y e 
Town. A Town Clerk and Treafurer Conftables Afsefsors and all 
other Such Town Officers as by Law are to be Chofen in the 
Month of March Annually. 

To Choofe a Saxton and to Agree how he Shall be Satisfyed for 
his Service. 

To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer. 
To hear the Town Treafurers Acc\ 

For the Town to Appropriate this prefent years Intereft Money 
Coming to the Town the Year begining the Eleventh of December 
Laft paft. 

To Grant the Rev d M r Seth Storer his Salary for the Enfuing 
year According to Contract. 

To know the Mind of y e Town what Addition they will make to 
the Rev d M r Storers Salary for the year Infuing. 

To grant a Supply for y e Support of y e Grammer & Englifti 
School in the Town or Appropriate So much of this prefent Years 
Intereft Money Coming to the Town as the Town Shall See meet 
for y e Support of s d School. 

To Grant money for the Suport of y e poor the year Enfuing. 

To Grant money for the Repairing of y e Meeting houfe & 
Miniftaral houfe. 

To hear the Acc* of Sundry Perfons that the Town are Indebted 
to. And to grant Money to pay and Satiffy them. 

To Grant Money for the Repairing of y e Great Bridge over 
Charls River in Watertown. 

To Grant Money to procure a Book to keep the Town Records in. 

For the Town to Manifeft their Minds and Direct their Treaf- 
urer w l Stepes he Shall take with Refpecl to Such Perfons who 
are under Oblig ns . to the Town, who do not pay in their Refpeclive 
Intereft Money at the Years End Annually. 

To know the Mind of the Town whether they will Mend the 
Publick & Town Way's the Year Enfuing by Rate as has been 
done Several Years past and According to the Same Inftruclions 
and in the Same Method as has heretofore been done. And in 
Cafe the Town Se caufe So to do Then to Grant Money for S d 
Affair of Mending the Way's, and to Choofe the Surveyers of 
Hign Way's Collectors for to Collect or work out the Rates 
Committed to them. 

Whereas the Publick Way's in the Town Near the River have 
been and often are greatly Incumbred by Perfons of other Towns 
Laying Timber there on whereby the Town has been put to Great 
Trouble and Coft and frequently Lyable to greater (Notwithstand- 
ing the great care that has been taken to remove s d Incumbrances.) 
by Reafon of Many Perfons prefuming to Lay y r Timber on S d 
Way's (altho Cautioned Againft it) to the great prejudice of the 
Town. 



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To know the Mind of the Town, whether the Selectmen in the 
behalf And at the Coft of y e Town (where there is juft Ocation for 
it) take proper Care to Inform againft and prefent Such Perfons 
as Shall prefume to Incumb r . S d Roads or Ways. 

To Grant Money to Repair the Pound, or to Errect a New one 
And if the Town Se Meet that a New Pound be Errected then to 
Manafeft their Minds, At what place in the Town S d Pound Shall 
be Errected & Stand. 

For. 

(274) 

For the Selectmen to Lay before the Town for their Acceptance 
Several Town Way's that they have Laid out for the ufe of the 
Town, And for the Town to Act their Pleafure relating to S d Ways. 

For the Town to Acl; upon the Article Continued from Laft 
Town Meeting to be Acted upon at this Relating to the Alteration 
of a Town way as Set forth in the Warning of that Meeting. 

To Hear the Petition of Jofiah Perry and Sam 1 Barnard Praying 
that the Town would pleafe to Grant to them Some part of the 
Town Land that is Contigus to their Lands as Set forth in their 
Petition for Such a Confideration as the Town Shall think Juft 
and Equitable. And for the Town to Act their pleafure relating 
to S d Petition. 

To hear the Petition of Israel Mead Praying that the Land 
Granted to him by the Town may Extend its bounds further 
towards the River as Set . forth in his Petition. And the town 
to Acl: their pleafure Relating to S d Petition and w l therein is 
Petitioned for. 

To hear the Requeft of some of the Late Conftables for the 
Town to Abate Some Perticuler Perfons Rates in their Refpeclive 
Lifts w ch cant be got. And for the Town to Acl their Minds 
relating thereunto". 

To know the Mind of the Town whether Swine Shall run at 
Large this year under the Regulation of y e Law in y l behalf made 
& provided. 

Where as Several Perfons who bo* Land of the Towns Com tee 
before the Town was Divided and gave bond to S d Com tee . have 
Neglected to Renew their Bonds Agreable to a Vote of y e Town. 

To know the Mind of the Town, That if S d Perfons or any of 
them do not Renew their bonds by the firft of May Next Agreeable 
to a Vote of y e Town and Conformatable to what others have 
done, That then the Selectmen Order the Treaf r to Commit the 
Bonds of Such Dilinquent Perfons in to the hands of y e Committee 
to whom they were given, And that y e S d Com tee be defired to put 
S d Bonds Committd to them in Suit at May Court Next at y e Cost 
of y e Town. 

To hear the Petition of Jona n Church relating to the half Acres 
of Land his Wind Mill Stands on, that the Town w ld pleafe to give 
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Adjoining as the Town Shall Se Meet. And the Town to Act 
thereon. 

To hear the Petition of Stephen Sawin praying that the Liberty 
the Town gave him the Laft Year as Set forth in his Petition may 
be further Continued as prayed for in the Petition. And for the 
Town to Act their pleafure relating thereunto. 

Whereas there is Several of y e Surveyers of High Way's who 
were Collectors alfo who have not Compleated their Rates 

To know the Mind of the Town whether y e S d Surveyers & 
Collectors Shall have the Liberty and be Impowred by the Town 
to work out w l is behind in their Lift this prefent Year. So as 
to make up their Ace*, with the Selectmen Agreeable to their 
Warrants. 

And to Order the Conftable to Notify Such Perfons to whom 
the Town is Indebted to bring in y r Acc ts . to the Selectmen at the 
Houfe of y e Wid w Mary Learneds on Thurfday the firft day of 
March Next at three clock after noon in order to have them Laid 
before the Town. 

Alfo to Notify the Surveyer Collectors to Come and make up 
their Acc ts . w th y e Selectmen at S d Meeting Agreeable to y e Direc- 
tions in y r Warrants. 

A Warrant was Isued out Agreablely. 

At the aboves d Meeting the Selectmen Signed an order to 
Difcout w th M r John Brown 17^18/ Old Tenner which the 
Town ows him out of his Notes &c. 

Alfo An order to pay to Sundry Perfons for work at the Bridge 
to the Amount of ,£22 = 14=1= old Tenner. 

At 

[275] 

At S d Meeting Dea: Joseph Coollidge gave Bond w th a Surty to 
y e Acceptance of y e Selectmen for the Land Confirmed to him by 
the Town, and for part Confirmed to David Coollidge viz 

£. 7 =.. = .. his own 1^44-15-.. both, old Tenner. 

37 = 15- .. part of S d Davids ) ^ 

David Coollidge gave Bond alfo w th a Suerty (Accepted) for the 
Remainder of y e Land Confirmed to him viz 1 £93 - .. 4 - .. old 
Tenner, which withe the £37 - 15 - .. his Unkel gave bond for 
makes £130 - 19 - .. the price of y e Land Confirmed to him. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the firft day of March 1743- 
for the taking in of y e Acc ts of of thofe Perfons that y e Town is 
Indebted to. w ch are as follow's. viz: 

John Sawin for mending the 

Schoolhoufe Chimney ^"00-10 = .. 

Joseph Harrington For Tim- 
ber for a Whelm in y e 

Contry Road £1- .5- 

For Timber for a Whelm 

Near Dan 1 Whitney s .. - 10-.. 1-15 = .. 



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- -9" 



12- 



.2- .. - 
.. - .2- 



Sam 1 Barnard for Timber for 

y e Whelm Near Dan 1 

Whitney s 
and for Timber for y e Whelm 

Near Jofiah Starnes 
Henry Spring y e 3 d for one 

Day work tending y e 

Mafon at y e Schoolhoufe 
Jofiah Stearns For Serving 

Conftable one Year for y e 

whole Town 
Returning a precipt 
For Warning three Town 

Meetings 
For Warning & Carrying W™ 

Hook &c out of Town 
Amos Bond for 2 Planks for 

y e Whelm again ft his houfe 
Nath 1 Harris Esq r "1 Afsefsors for taking the Invoice 
Jona n Church > and making all the Rates for 
Sam 1 Fisk J the Year 1743. s£ Each 

Sam 1 Fisk for bring up boards from Bofton for y e 

Miniftarel Houfe 5 / for four Cros peices for y e 

Whelm Near the Schoolhoufe 2 / 
The Com tee : who were Chofen to Difpofe of Some 

of y e Towns Lands viz*. Nath 1 . Harris Esq r for 

5 Days in S d Affair 



18-.. 



1- 14- 



.£2 = 10= .. 



for Expences .. - 15- 

Oliver Livermpre for 5 Days 

in S d affair .2- 10- , 

for Cam Expended .. - 15- 

Joseph Mason Esq r for 5 

Day's in S d Affair .2 = 10- 

for Calh Expended .. - 15- 

for 12 Notifications & Set- 

ingup --13- 
for Drafting 2 Larg Reports 

& 3 plans .1- .4- .. 



Said Mafon for Writig an Indenture 

for W™ Maddocks 
for half a Day in Selling Land to y e 

Ways & Report 
for Warrant for W- Hook returning & 

Enter Caution 
Sam 1 Benjamin for Timber for y e Whelm 
• by M r Springs 



5 £3 = 5 = S 



•3 = 5" -5 



■5-- 2 "-S 



,1 -.1 



.8- 



.4- 14 



19- 



15 



'£11-13 



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Daniel Whitney For 200 of Brick for 

the Schoolhoufe 
For Clay & for Carting them up from 

Jacob Hills ..-.5-.. ..-17- 

Ebenez r Thornton For 20 feet of Timb r . 

for Smelt brook Bridge .2- .. - 

John Bond For Timber for the Whelm 

Near M r Perrys .. - .4- 



All old Tenner. = .3 = .3 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen Signed An Order to y e Treaf r to 
pay Nath 1 . Harrington forty five pounds out of y e Intereft Money 
old Tenner w ch is in full for his Keeping Schooll for y e year 1743. 
& to pay Nath 1 . Coollidge Eleven pound 14/ old Tener in full 
for keeping Wid w Webb to y e 7 th . Inftant. To pay to y e Com tee . of 
y e Late Prop rs Twenty one pounds 1 / w ch is the Money paid by 
Martha Coollidge & W™ Godding ju er &c. 

At this Meeting Daniel Bond gave a Bond for y e forty Shillings 
y* was Coming to y e Town from y e Estate of James Barnard Dec d 
for y e Small piece of Land Confirmed to S d Estate Laft Sep er 
Meeting. Page (265) 

[276] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold", and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regu- 
lerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on the 
5 th . Day of March 1743 for the Choice of Town Officers &c. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond Moderator of s d Meeting. 

M r Jonas Bond 
Joseph Mafon Esq' 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 
M r Jona n . Bemis 
M r Jos: Harrington 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq 1 Town Clerk 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r Town Treaf r . 
Voted and Chofe John Haftings i st Conftable. 
Said Haftings made Excufe w ch y e Town Accepted 
& by Vote Difmifsed him. 

Voted and Chofe for Conftable j S^SliS™ 

{Jona n Church 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 
Sam 1 Fiske 

Voted and Chofe M r John Haftings Sealer of Leather. 
Voted and Chofe for fence Viewers j Nath^ Sight ^ 

Voted to Choofe But Two Surveyers of High Ways. 



Voted and Chofe for Selectmen 



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Voted and Chofe for Survey- of Way's { SvS°SSSge 
Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j gj* 

Voted and Chofe for Hogrieves j ^atLn °Perry 

Voted & Chofe Survey" & Meafurers of ( Jona n : Bemus 

Timber &c ( Ebenez r Thornton 

Voted and chofe to take care of y e Law ( John Taynter 
Refpeding Deer ( Tho s Saltmarfh 



Voted & Chofe for Hawards 



In 



Tames Grimes 
Nath 1 . Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for Clerk of y* Market \ ^enez' Thornton 

J ( James Dix 

Voted and Chofe for Gager Smith Prentice 

Voted and Chofe for Colle&ors of y e High ( W™ Coollidge 

way Rate ( David Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for Saxton Ebenez r . Haftings 

Voted to pay the Sexton by two Contrabutions as has been ufall. 
Then The Treafurers Acc ts . were Laid Before the Town & Read 
And It Appeared by the Acc ts . That 

the foot of y e Deb 1 , was £y 43 - 1 6 - .3 

And that the foot of y e Credit was 499= .2- ... 
And that y r was outstanding in 

y e Conftables Lifts 244= 14=. 3 743 - 16 - .3 

The Vote was put whether the Town Accept of & Allow the 
Treafurers Acc ts . And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Treafurer Laid before the Town An Acc 1 . of w l the Intreft 
Money would arife to this year by the Bonds In the Treafurey the 
year begining the Eleventh of December Laft. And by y e Acc'. in 
old Tenner it would amount to ^154 .. .14- 4 

Voted and Appropriated Said Intereft Money to the School and 
Miniftry this Year. 

Voted and Granted for y e Rev d M r Seth Storers 
Salary according to Contract for this prefent year 
y e year beginig the i st of this Inftant one hundred 
pounds ;£ioo-.. - 

Voted as an Adition to y e Rev d M r Storers Salary 
for the prefent Year the Sum of One hundred and 
Ten Pounds 1 10 - .. - .. 

Sixty four pounds to be paid out of y e Intereft 
Money aboves d the remainder of y e hundred & 
ten pounds to be Afsefsed w th y e hundred pound 
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Voted that the Sum of Ninty pounds of the In- 
tereft money aboveS d be for the Support of y e 
Grammer & Englilh School in the Town this year 90 - .. - .. 

Voted and Granted for y e Support of y s poor this 
Year the Sum of 25 = .. - .. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty- five 
pounds for Repairing the Meeting & Minifteral 
houfes 25 = .. - .. 

Then 

[277] 

Then a lift of Debts was Laid before the Town 
that was owing to Sundry Perfons from y e Town 
(w 4 * are recorded P. 275) amounted to £4.1 - .3 - .3. 

Voted and Granted to Satiffy and pay Said Ace*, 
the Sum of forty one pounds 3/3 £4.1 - .3 - .3 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty Pounds 
for the Repairs of y e great Bridge 20 - .. - .. 

Voted and Granted to the Clerk & Treafurer for 
his Sen-ice for y e year 1743 the Sum of 20 - .. - .. 

Voted and Granted SLx pounds to procure three 
Books One for the Town Records Two for the 
Treafurers Ace 15 . .6 - .. - .. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town that thofe 
P'fons who do not pay in to the Treafurey their Intereft Money at 
the Year End Annually That the Treafurer upon Such Neglect 
Put Dilinqant Perfons Bonds in Sute at the Next Court after. 
And Vote paft in y e Affirmative 

Voted to Mend the Publick & Town Ways by a Rate as has 
been thefe years paft in the Same Method and According to y e 
Same Inftructions. 

Voted and Granted One hundred Pounds to Mend the Said 
Way's this prefent year. 

Voted and Chofe WE Coollidge & David Coollidge who were 
Chofen Surveyers of High Ways to be Collectors of y e S d ioo^" 
& to work it out at the S d Way's 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town that the 
Selectmen in behalf of the Town and at y s Towns Coft (when 
there is Just Occation for it) take proper care to Inform Again it 
and Prefent Such Perfons as Shall prefume to Incumber the High 
Ways or Publick Roads Near the River. And the Vote paft in 
the Affirmative. 

Voted to Erred a New Pound, the Stuff in the old Pound that 
is good to be Improved in the New one. 

Voted and Granted Twelve Pounds for the building or Errecting 
a New Pound. 

Voted that the Pound be Errected on that piece of Land belong- 
ing to Nath 1 . Harris Esq r called the Two Acres (againft Eben er 
Goddards) if M r Harris is Willing and gives his Confent to it. 



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All the grants of money and allowances made this meeting were 
old Tenner. 

Then the Selectmen Laid before the Town the following Way's 
Laid out by them for the ufe of y e Town. viz 1 . 

A Town Way Laid out Leading by M r John Sawins as Difcribed 
in their Report, which the Town Accepted of and Voted to be 
recorded for a Town way. 

Another Report of a Way Laid out over Kings Common as 
Difcribed & Stated in the Report which the Town Accepted. 
And Voted the Report to be recorded and the Way therein to be 
for the Towns ufe. 

Two other Way's Leadind out of y e Publick high way up to the 
Meeting houfe which the Town did not Allow Nor Accep off. 

Then the Alteration of the Town Way Continued to this Meet- 
ing & referred to in the warning of this Meeting was Laid before 
the Town. A Petition was put in Signed by Many hands object- 
ing Againft the Alteration. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to alter 
s d Town way as Difcribed in the s d Warrant and y e Vote paft in 
y e Negative. 

The Petition of Jofiah Perry & Sam 1 : Barnard was Red to the 
Town and after debat the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of 
the Town to Grant the prayer of S d Petition and the Vote paft in 
the Negative. 

The Petition of Israel Mead was Red to the Town praying that 
the bounds of y e Land Granted to him by the Town Might Extend 
further towards y e River as Set forth in his Petition and that he 
might hang a Gate 

In 

[278] 

In Anfwer to which Petition the Town Voted and Chofe the 
Committee who were Concerned in the Difpofing of S d Land to 
take a View of the premifes and Confider the prayer of the 
Petition and report at y e Next Town Meeting what they think 
proper for the Town to do thereon. 

And in Anfwer to y e prayer of y e S d Petition Relating to the 
hanging of a gate. Voted that y e s d Mead have Liberty to hang 
a Convenant Gate aCrofs the Town way Leading to S d piece of 
Land He firft fulfilling the Conditions on w ch S d Land was Granted 
to him. 

Then The Town proceed to Confider Some of y e Late Con- 
ftables pleas for Abatment of Sume perfons Rates in their Lifts 
of Rates. 

Voted and Sunk or Abated in And w Whites Lists of Rates the 
following Perfons Rates viz John Randals 22/8 Lemuel Symons 
22/8 Ebenez r Bullards 22/8 Henry Coollidges 20/4 Sam 1 
Giles 20/4 Sam 1 Gelufhes 22/8 old Tenner all £6 .. 11 .. .4 

Voted and Granted to And w White the Sum of Six pounds 1 1 / 4 
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Voted and Abated Nath 1 . Parkers Rates in Sam 1 Barnards List 
w ch was 3 / old Tenner 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of three Shillings old Tenner to 
Supply w* was Sunk in S d Barnards Lift. 

Voted that Swine Shall Run at Large this year under the 
Regulations in the Law in that behalf Made and provided. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town that Such 
Perfons who gave Bond to the Towns Com tee before the Town was 
Divided, as do not Renew their Bonds by the firft of May Next 
Agreeable to the Vote of y e Town and Conformable to what others 
have Done, that then the Selectmen order the Treafurer to Com- 
mit the Bonds of Such Dilinquant Perfons into the hands of y e 
Com tee . to whom they were given and that S d Committee be Defired 
to put S d Bonds in Suit at May Court Next at the Cost of y e Town. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Petition of Jona 11 Church was Red to the Town praying 
That the Town w ld give to him the half Acre of Land that his 
Wind mill Stands upon. In Anfwer to S d Petition, 

The Town Voted and Granted & gave to the s d Church the half 
Acre of Land prayed for on w ch his S d Mill Stands to him his heirs 
& Afsigns for ever. 

The Petition of Stephen Sawin was Red to the Town, praying 
y* y e Town would pleafe to Continue y e priviledge of Setting up 
gates or Barrs aCrofs the Town Ways which the Town granted 
him Laft May. 

In Anfwer to S d Petition the Town Voted and Granted the Con- 
tinuance of S d priviledge prayed for During the Town Pleafure. 

The Vote was put Whether it is the Mind of the Town That 
thofe Surveyers of High Ways who were Collectors who have not 
work't out all their Rates have Liberty and are hereby Impowred 
to work out and Compleat their Rates in this prefent Year. So as 
to make up with the Selectmen Agreeable to y r Warrants. And 
y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

O^^May 3. 1743. A Town Way Laid out by the Selectmen 
for y e ufe of Watertown. Begining at the Publick Road w ch Leads 
by the burying place Runing Northward from S d Road Between 
the Land of John Sawin and the Training field, The S d Way at 
the Northeaft Corner of the Training field as now projected is 
three Rods wyde (The Training field Eaft Line is Nine Rods in 
length) and from S d Corner of the Train ing field to Run Straight 
to a Stake at the End of Twenty Rods Againft M r Sawins Moft 
Wefterly Bow of his Wall fence and there the Way is Two Rod 
and a half Wyde. And from that Stake to Run A Straight Line 
till it Enterfex Nath 1 Coollidges Wall fence And the Way where it 
Enterfex Said Coollidges Wall 



[879] 



is three 



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Rods and two paces Wide, And So to Joine the Way Eaft of Nath 1 
Coolledges fence, M r Sawins fence as it Now Stands to be the 
Eaft Bounds Except from the Bow aboveS cl to the Corner of his 
Land Againft the Training field there is a Small Slip of Land 
between the S d Way and S d Sawins Land and is about four paces 
wyde againft the Northeaft Corner of the Training field where the 
Said Way is three Rods Wyde, and So Runs to a point beyond 
his Gate Northward, and to a point at the Corner of his Land 
Southward. 



June the 29 th : 1743. 

A Way Laid out by y e Selectmen of Watertown for the ufe of 
Said Town, Acrofs part of the Land Called Kings Common, S d 
Way Begins at the Town Way w ch Leads by Eben er Chenrys. 
Turning out of the S d Way at the Southeaft Corner of S d Chenrys 
Land The Eaft Line of Said Way begining at a heap of Stones 
Lying Two Rods & a half North from Sam 1 Prentices Wall, and 
about Twenty Six Rods Weft from the Southweft Corner of M r 
Smiths Land (called Perry Corner) And So Runig from S d heap 
of Stones on a Straight Line Northerly Twenty Rods to a heap of 
Stones Lying Two Rods Eaft from Ebenez Chenry Corner this 
line to be the Eaft bounds of S d Way So far and S d Chenrys fence 
as it Now Stands to be the Weft Bounds the Way at it's firft 
Enterance being abo* Eight Rods Wyde. then Runing from the 
Laft mentioned Heap of Stones on a Straight Line Northwardly 
about Twenty Six Rods where it Enterfix the Wall fence againft 
M r Smiths Land (Called the Common Orchard) the Way to be 
two Rods Wide from S d Line Weftward, Then M r Smiths Wall to 
be y e Eaft Bounds for Rods the S d Way to be two Rods Wyde 
from S d Wall. Then S d Way to turn from S d Wall and to Run 
Wefterly And Runing from a great Stone (w ch is the Corner 
Bounds) on a Straight Line to the Northeaft Corner of Eben r 
Chenrys Land, the Way to be two Rods Wyde North from S d 
Line then M r Chenrys Northerly Wall fence as it now Stands to 
be the Bounds of S d Way So far as his North fence Runs and the 
Way to be two Rods Wyde North from S d fence, then the Line 
Still Extending Wefterly parrellel with S d Chenry Northerly fence 
till it Interfex the Town Way Latly Laid out, the Way Still Con- 
tinuing Two Rods in Wydth. 



Joseph Mason 
This Way Accepted and Alowed Jonas Bond 
by y c Town Se Page (277) Oliver Livermore 



v Selectmen. 



Jona n . Bemis 
Daniel Whitney 



This Way was Accepted and 
Allowed by the Town Se 
( 2 77) ' 



Joseph Mason. > 
Jonas Bond. 
Oliver Livermore. 
Jona n Bemis. 
Daniel Whitney. 



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[280] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on the 9 th of 
March A.D. 1743. 

The Perfons Under named were Sworn to their Refpective 
Offices viz' Joseph Mason Esq r to the office of Town Clerk, & 
Town Treaf r . Justice Harris 



Jona n Church 
Nath ! . Harris Esq r 
Sam 1 Fisk 
John Haftings 
Henry Godding 
Nath 1 . Bright 
W™ Coollidge 
David Coollidge 
Sam 1 Fisk. 
Amos Bond 
Benjamin Bond 
Nathan Perry 
Jona n Bemis 
Ebenez r Thornton 
John Taynter 
James Grimes 
Ebenez r Thornton 



• to y e office of Afsefsor 

to y e office of Lea r Sealer 

to y e Office of fence view'. 

to y e office of Survey' Ways 
& Collector 

to y e Office of Tythingmen 

to the Office of Hogrieves 

Survey' 8 and Meaf s of 

Timber &c. 
to office of Dear preferver. 
to y e office of H award 
to y e office of Clerk of y e 
Market. 



Before 
Jos: Mason 
Jus: peace 



At the Meting aboves d Agreed w th M' Nath 1 . Harrington to 
keep and Supply the Grammer and Englifh School in the Town 
for the Space of one year from the flrft of this Inftant for the Sum 
of Ninty Pounds old Tenner. 

It being Appointed at this Meeting to put out the Wid w . Webb 
to Board who has been at the Towns Charge. And Several Per- 
fons Appearing who were So generous as to offer to keep the S d 
Wid w . A month a piece without charging the Town any thing 
there for, the Selectmen Agree that thofe P'fons Should take her, 
at their Offer, the perfons thus offering were M r Jonas Bond 
M' Sam 1 Jenifon M' Isaac Sanderfon. 

At S d Meeting y e Selectmen Agreed to Divide the S d Town 
between the Two Surveyers of High Ways. Agreable to the Divifion 
between the two Conftables for Collecting Town Afsefm ts . 

And the Selectmen Appointed to David Coollidge Survey' &c. 
The Eafterly DiftricT: to be his District for Collecting and Mending 
the Publick Ways & Town Ways therein, S d Diftrict Contains in it 
the Town Way w ch Runs from the Publick Road by M' Ebenez' 
Goddards and by the Meeting houfe and So acrofs the Town 
to the North Bounds Near Tho s Wellingtons. This Town Way 



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and all the Publick Ways and Town Ways to y e Eaftward of s d 
Crofs way. 

And the Selectmen Appointed to Will- Coollidge Survey 1 &c 
The Wefterly Diftrict to be his Diftrict for Collecting and Mending 
the Publick Ways and Town Ways therein. Said Wefterly Diftrict 
Contains all the Publick Ways and Town Ways which are on the 
Wefterly Side of the aboves d Crofs Way Crofs the Town. 
[381] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jonas Bonds on the 11 th of 
March 1743. Nathanail Norcrofs gave Bond to y e Town Treafurer 
for what he was to give for the Island Confirmed to him by y e 
Town at their Meeting on the 9 th of May Laft. 

At Said Meeting Agreed that whereas the Surveyer of the High 
Way's in the Month of Jan y Laft by ord r of y e Selectmen Drew off 
a Confiderable Quantity of Timber that Incumbred the High 
Ways and Secured the Same, and as the Law Makes provifion 
that the Charge of Clearing Ways y* are Incumbred S ld be paid 
out of y e Metarells, that the Surveyer that cleared y e S d Ways Set 
up publick Notifications by Ord r of y e Selectmen, That if the 
owners of the S d Timber will come and pay the Surveyer his 
Charge of Moving S d Timber from off y e S d Way's before the 27 th 
of March Currant Well, otherwise on S d Day So much of y e s d 
Timber will be Expofed to Sale to the higheft bidder to pay and 
Satiffy S d Cost and Charge. 

The Town having paft a Vote that the Selectmen take care and 
Imform Againft Such Perfons that Lay down Timber So as to 
Incumber the publick Way's that they may be prefented. Accord- 
ing to S d truft Agre'd by the Selectmen that they will take Advice 
and Inform Againft all Such Perfons as have Laid Timber to the 
Incumbering the S d publick Ways that proof can be made out 
againft. M r Joseph Harrington one of y e Selectmen was Defired 
to go and take Advice & that y e Selectmen will procicute S d Affair. 

Att a Meeting of y e Selectmen (at D. Coollidges) On the 23 d of 
Apr 1 1744 

It being the Year for Prambulation & Renewing the Markes on 
the Lines between the Adjacent Towns. At S d Meeting the 
Selectmen Did Appoint Mefs rs . Jona n . Brown and Jona n Bemis to 
Preambuate and Renew the Lines between Watertown and the 
Adjacent Towns. And they are Appointed to Meet with Such 
Perfons as the Selectmen of Cambridge Shall Appoint, at the Line 
between Watertown & Cambridge Near Edw d Marrits on Munday 
y e Laft day of April Currant at Nine of y e Clock beforenoon, And 
with Such Perfons as y e Selectmen of Waltham Shall Appoint at 
one of y e Clock afternoon of S d Day at y e Line between Waltham 
& Watertown Near Tho s . Wellingtons. And w th Such Perfons as 
the Selectmen of Newton May Appoint at four clock the Same 
Day on the Line between Watertown & Newton Near Dan 1 Cooks. 
And to make Return of y r Doings on S d Affair. 



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Some of y e Cafments and Glafs at the Meeting houfe being 
broken. Agreed that Benj n , Hafting be Defired to do w t is Needfull 
to be don at S d Houfe, And that M r Ebenez r Bradifh of Cambridge 
be defired to mend y e Glafs of s d Meeting houfe. 

Ordred y e Clerk to Send Notifications to y e Selectmen of y e 
Adjacent Towns of y e Day Appointed for Preambulation, and the 
Perfons Appointed by Watertown Selectmen, (which was done 
Accordingly.) 

[•283] 

Watertown May 1744. 
We the Subfcrib rs . being Appointed by y e Selectmen of S d Town 
To Preambulate on the Lines between S d Watertown and the 
Adjacent towns and to Renew the Marks, have Meet w th the 
Perfons Appointed by y e Selectmen of y e Adjacent Towns and with 
them have Renewed the Marks on the Lines afores d . 

Jonathan Brown 
Jonathan Bemis. 

The Selectmen having Rec d a Letter from Co 1 . Brattle Relating 
to the Town Stock of Ammenition &c. 

They on the 11 th . of May 1744 Meet at M r Joseph Childs in 
ord r to View the Towns Stock of Powder &c (it being at S d Childs) 
And After Viewing & Weighing they find that y r was of Powder 
with the Cask 92 lb. of Led w th Cafks 206 lb % and of flints 
709. 

Agre'd to procure as Soon as may be what more Ammunition is 
wanting to make good a Town Stock Agreable to Law. 

And that the Treafure Se w* Debts can be got in forth with to 
procure the Same. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen a Jos: Masons Esq r . on the 
Ninth of May 1744. The Selectmen having Rec'd a Precipt from 
Authority Requiring them in his Maj es . Name forthwith to Caufe 
the Freehold". &c of Watertown to Afsemble &c. To Elect & 
Depute One or more Perfons to Reprefent them at a Great and 
General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened at Boston 
on the 30 th Day of May Currant. 

In Obfervance whereof the Selectmen ordred the Clerk to Isue 
out Warrants Directed to y e Conftables of Watertown To Warn 
the Freehold 1,5 and other Inhab ts of Watertown who are Quallifyed 
According to his Majestys Charter to Vote in the Choice of a 
Reprefentative to Afsemble and Meet at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in S d Town on Munday the Twenty firft Day of May Currant 
at two of the clock after noon. Then and there to Elect and 
Deput one Meet perfon to Serve for and Reprefent them at A 
great and General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened 
held and kept for his Majestys Service at the Court houfe in 
Boston upon Wedenfday the Thirtyeth day of May Currant. 

Likewife 



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Likewife to Order the Conftables to warn the Freeholders and 
other Inhab ts of S d Town Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe above s d at three of the clock 
on the aboves d Twenty firft Day for the Ends following viz 1 . 

To hear the Report of their Com tee Appointed to Agree with 
Perfons what they Should give for Lands Lying to the Ways 
again ft the front of y r Lands. What they have further done in 
S (1 Affair. And the Town to Act y r pleafure w th Relation to S d 
Report. 

To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Appoint And 
Impower their Reprefentative to joine with Such P r fons as may be 
Appointed by Wefton & Waltham to Petition the great & General 
Court in behalf of Watertown Wefton & Waltham for a Grant of 
Some of the unapropreated Lands belonging to y e Province to be 
made to y e s d Towns to help them to Defray the great Charge 
which they are at Annually in Maintaing the great Bridge over 
Charles River in S d Watertown. 

To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Choofe 
a Committee to take the Care of y e Repairing of y e Minifteral 
Houfe. 

Warrants were Isued out Accordingly. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders and oth r Inhab ts . 
of Watertown (Quallifyed to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefenta- 
tive) Regulerly Afsembled and Met at the Publick Meeting houfe 
in S d Town on the 21 Day of May 1744. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond to Reprefent the Town of 
Watertown at a Great and Gen 1 . Court or Afsembly Appointed to 
be held and kept for his Majestys Service at the Court houfe in 
Boston on the Thirtyeth Day of May Currant. 
[284] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold' 5 . & other Inhab ts . 
of Watertown (Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs) Regulerly 
Afsembled and Met at y e Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on 
the 21 Day of May 1744. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator. 

The Com tee . Reporte Relating to the Land Lying to the ways &c 
was Red and Confidred. 

And the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to 
Accept of S d Reporte Relating to Joshua Stratton, and that the 
Land Difcribed therein Lying againft the front of his Land and 
the Wid w . Thirds as Set forth in S d Repot be granted and Con- 
firmed to him the S d Joshua Stratton his heirs & Afsigns he per- 
forming the Conditions mentioned in S d Report. And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

Then the Vote was put whether the Town do Accept of the S d 
Com tee Report Relating to John Hastings and that the Land Men- 
tioned there in Lying againft the front of his Land as Difcribed in 



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S d Report be granted and Confirmed to him the John Haiftings 
his heirs and Afsigns he performing the Condition Mentioned in 
the S 1 Report And the Vote paft in the Arfarmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y Town to Appoint 
and Impower their prefent Reprefentative to Joine Such 
Perfons as is or may be Appointed by Wefton and Waltham To 
Petition the General Court in behalf of Watertown Wefton & 
Waltham for a Grant of Some of the Unapropriated Lands belong- 
ing to the Province to be made to S d Towns to help them Defray 
the great Charge w ch they are at Annually in maintaing the great 
Bridge over Charles River in S 1 Watertown. And y Vote paft in 
the Anirmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y" Town to Choofe 
a Committee to take the care of y Repairing of the Minifteral 
houfe. And y* Vote paft in the Anirmative. 

Voted and Chofe Cap c John Taynter Enf*. Daniel Whitney and 
M r Sam 1 . Stratton to be Said Com :ee . for the Ends aboves d . 

Then the Comm tee who were Appointed at the Town Meeting in 
March Laft To view the Premifses Petitioned for by Israel Mead 
&c. and to Make Report what they think prop r for the Town to 
Do thereon Reported as follows, viz'. 

We the Subfscribers a Conr*" Appointed to View 
the premifes prayed for by Israel Mead and to Confider the pray r 
of y Petition & to make Report. 

- ^--| Having 
*• . -I Having View'd the Land Mentioned in the 

Petition and the Circumftances Relating thereto, Are of Oppinion 
That the Town Grant the prayer of y e Petition So far that the 
Petitioner M r Israel Mead Extend his Southerly Bounds So far 
further Southward to ward the River So as to begin at Sam 1 
Jenifons South wefterly Corner of his fence Next the River, and to 
run Straight from S d Corner to a Saven bush which is the firft 
bush, Standing about the top of high water Mark and from S d 
bush to Run a long under the Bank just on the Lower Side of the 
Savin bufhis till it comes to the Town Way Leading up from the 
River a great Stone Lying in the Line not far off of S 1 Way. w^. 
Line or Bounds we judge will be generaly about high water Mark, 
he the S d Mead fulfilling the Conditions on w :h the Land was 
granted and Confirmed to him. 

All w** is Submitted Joseph Mason "1 

Watertown May 14*"'. 1744. f) Xath 1 Harris V Com^ 

Oliver Livermore J 

.After the S d Report was Confidred. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Accept 
of Said Report and that the S d Israel Mead Extend his Southerly 
Bounds So far further towards the River as Mentioned in the S d 
Report he firft fulfilling the Condition on w** the Land was firft 
granted to him. 

And the Vote paft on the Affirmative. 



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The following is the Com tee Report firft Acted on. 

We the Subfcribers the Com tee . to agree w th Perfons w' they S ,fl 
give for Land Lying to the ways againft the front of y r Lands &c. 
have Agre'd with Jofhua Stratton he move out his front fence 
againft his Land and the front fence againft the Widows Third So 
as to Inclofe about Three forths of An Acrer of Land being four 
Rods wide at the weft End and Seven paces wide at the Eaft End 
the High way all along to be left full four Rods Wide from the 
South Bounds, He the S d Jofliua paying into the Town Treafurey 
for S d three Quarters of An Acre the Sum of Eleven pounds five 
Shillings old Tenner for the ufe of y e Town when the Town Shall 
grant and Confirm S d Land to him (the Wid w not to be Deprived of 
her Reafonable priviledge) 

Agre'd w th M r John Hastings alfo That he Move out his front 
fence Seven paces at the Weft End and five paces at the Eaft End 
So as to Inclofe ab* forty Rods of Land, the front Line againft the 
High Way to be a Straight Line, and the High Way Left full four 
Rods in Wydth. He y e s d Hastings paying for S d forty Rods of 
Land in to the Town Treafurey for y e ufe of y e Town the Sum of 
fifty Shillings old Tenner when the Town Confirms y e s d Land 
to him. 

Joseph Mason > 
Nath 1 Harris 

Jonas Bond !- Comm tee 
Watertown April 2 d . 1744 Ebenez r Stone 

Jona n . Brown 

May the 22 1744 Joshua Stratton gave bond to y e Town 
Treafurer. 
[286] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e 11 th . Day of June 1744 At 
y e Houfe of Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . The Selectmen Sign'd an Ord r to 
y e Treaf r to pay out of y e Treafurey the Sum of 47^ 14/7 old 
Ten r To y e perfons hereafter Named to Satisfy y r Acc ts . granted at 
Laft March Meeting Viz*. 



To M r John Sawin 




10- 


To Joseph Harrington 


.1— 


15- 


To Sam 1 Barnard 


.1- 


.1- 


The Henry Spring y e 3 d 




.8- 


To Jofiah Starnes 


•4- 


14- 


To Amos Bond 




19- 


To Nath 1 . Harris Esq' 


'.'s- 


•5- 


To Jona n Church 


•5- 




To Sam 1 . Fiske 


•5- 


■7- 


To Oliver Livermore 


•3- 


•5- 


To Joseph Mason 


.6- 


.2- 


To Sam 1 Benjamin 
To Dan 1 Whitney 




15- 


•• 


17- 



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To Eben r Thornton 
To John Bond 
To And w . White 



Likewife to pay to 
Jonathan Bemis 
To Jonas Coollidge 
To Benj n . Haftings 
To Mary Learned 
To Ed w . Harrington 
To Joseph Mason 



.2 








.4.— 




.6- 


J I 


A 

•4 


•4- 


18- 


.6 


19- 


.8- 


•4 


17- 


.2- 


.6 


11- 


13- 


•3 




19- 






.8- 





£47 = 14 = . 7 Old Ten r . 



^54=-9 = -7 Old Ten'. 



on Ace* of y e Bridge. 

The Selectmen having made Inquirey whether money could be 
got to procure what Ammunition is wanting for a Town Stock 
According to Law, and it being not likely to git in Money So as 
to Anfwer this End. And y r being a Necefsity of procuring Ab\ 
no lb of powder & 200 lb of bullets, to make up y e Town Stock 
According to the Law. And where as y e Law Impowers y e Select- 
men in Such Cafe to Make Alsefm' on y e Town to procure a 
Town Stock. 

Accordingly y e Selectmen Agree'd to Afsefs on y e Ratable Poles 
& Estates in Watertown the Sum of £jo old Ten r . forth with 
to be Collected and paid to y e Selectmen &c (Agreeable to y e 
Directions of y e Law,) to purchafe So much Ammunifion as is 
wanting to make good the Town Stock Agreeable to Law. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of y e Wid w . Mary 
Learned on the 18 th Day of June A.D. 1744. 

The Selectmen Afsefst on the Ratable Poles and Estates in 
Watertown the Sum of Sixteen pounds Sixteen Shillings New 
Tenner in Order to procure Ammunition for a 

Town 

[287] 

Town Stock and Committed Lists of the Same (Signed 
by themfelves) to the Conftables of y e Town viz 1 . 

To Sam 1 Prentice Conftable y e Sum of 7 ==IO = ' I l/* I 5__ I 5_ 
To Edw Harrington Conftable y e Sum of .9- .5- 11 — 

to Collect and pay in the Same to y e Chief Commifion officers & 
Selectmen of S d Town by the Sixteenth day of July Next to 
procure Ammunition as afores d . 

At this Meeting Jofeph Harrington Daniel Whitney and Sam 1 . 
Barnard gave Bonds to the Town for the Island Granted & 
Confirmed to y e S d Joseph Harrington at a Town Meeting on the 
9 th of May 1743. He y e S d Harrington having Sold to S d Whitney 
& Barnard to Each of them a Third part of s d Island. They gave 
Bond to the Treafurer as follow's viz*. 



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The S d Joseph Harrington gave a bond for 5 4 = .7- .. old Tenner 
The S d Whitney gave a Bond for 54- .7-.. Do 

The S d Barnard gave a Bond for 54- .7-.. Do 

^163 = . 1-.. 

which makes the Sum bid for S d Island by y e S d Harrington. And 
Agreeable to y e Conditions on w* y e s d Island was granted to 
him. 

At this Meeting Israel Mead gave Bond for the Land granted to 
him Agreeable to the Conditions on which it was Granted. 

The Selectmen Defired Mifs rs Joseph Harrington & Johna". 
Bemus two of y e Selectmen to take the Care that the Pound be 
Mended So as to Anfwer the end till the New Pound can be 
Errected, alfo to Se that the Stocks be mended. 

At this Meeting y e Selectmen gave their Confent that the Tavern 
keepers & Retailers who were Laft year S d Renew y r Licence 
for this year. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Jona n Bemis on 
y e 20 th of July 1744. Sufanna Murch being und r very poor and Low 
Circumftances having Neither houfe or home to go to, Made 
Application to y e Selectmen for Some reliefe und r . her difficulty, 
She being very loth to be Chargable is defireous of doing w l She 
can to Maintain her Self and Child y* is w* her, And hopes if She 
could have a Room She might with Some Smal help git a lively 
hood. 

The Selectmen taking her Cafe into confideration, tho*. it their 
duty to do Some thing for her, And Accordingly Agree'd w th . M r 
Jona n . Bemis to let her come into his houfe w ch Stands Empty, and 
Defired M r Bemis & M r Jofeph Harrington two of y e Selectmen to 
provid her a Load of wood and some meat and Some Meal for 
her prefent Subfistance till She can take care to provide (if able) 
for her Self, and they to be Satisfyed for what they do by y e Town, 
they to give An Acc 1 to y e Selectmen. 

The Selectmen Ordred y e Clerk to Isue out warrants to y e 
Conftables forth with to warn the Perfons hereafter Named forth- 
with to depart out of Watertown y e Selectmen refufing to Accept 
of y m to be Inhab ts . in S d Town. viz t . Eliz h Hacker & her Daughter 
Eliz h who refides at y e houfe of Cap 1 Tho s Homans. Joseph Heirs 
a Child at W™ Wards Honore Rook who Refides at Nath 1 . Cool- 
lidges Mary Heffery who refides at John Haftings who came all 
of them from Bofton Laft in y e County of Suffolk. Lyda Gage 
who Refides at Joseph Child who came from Wefton, and Sufanna 
Murch a Child of W- & Sufanna Murch w ch came from Cambridge 
Some time in May Laft. 

Whereas Sundry Timber is Laid on the High way between y e 
Great Bridg & Tho Saltmarm whereby y e way is Incumbred 
Agreed to prefent the perfons y l Laid S d Timber there, at Concord 
Cort, if it be not Removed before. 



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1744. August 31 st . At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jonas 
Bonds. At S d Meeting the Selectmen Appointed Joseph Mason Esq r 
& M r Jonas Bond to Attend the Court of Sefsions at Concord on 
the firft Wednefday of Sep r Next in Order to take care relating to 
y e Prefentm 1 made Againft Elifh Fullum for Laying of Timber in 
the High Way in Watertown. And to Summon Such Evidences 
as is Necefsary. the Selectmen Appointed to Meet Next fryday at 
four of the Clock in Order to Stake out the place to Set the 
pound upon. 

Sep r . 7. 1744. The Selectmen Met in the Town Way by the 
piece of Land belonging to Nath 1 Harris Esq r Called the two 
Acres, in Order to View a place for the Pound. And the Selectmen 
Agreed and Staked out a place to Set the pound on in the S d 
Town Way. The place Staked out is two Rods Square, Leaving 
the Town way afores d fourteen paces wide againft the front of y e 
Pound, the Southeafterly Corner of the pound to be at the North- 
wefterly Corner of Justice Harris two Acres afores d . The Select- 
men Apprehending that the old Stuff of the prefent Pound will do 
Again, provided that it be Sett on Cells. Agreed Accordingly w* 
M r Joseph Harrington to procure the Cells for S d Pound as Soon 
as May be w th Convenanice. 



To Joseph Mason Esq r Town Treafurer. 

Sir You Are hereby Ordred to pay out of y e Town Treafurey, 

To y e Rev d M r Seth Storer the Sum of One hundred and five 
pounds old Tenner being half a year Salery ^"105- 00- 00 
To Mefu rs John Taynter Dan 1 Whitney & Sam 1 

Stratton the Committee for Repairing the 

Minifteral houfe the Sum of Eighteen pounds 

1 2 / 6 old Ten r to Repair S d Houfe . 1 8 = 1 2 = .6 

To YourSelf the Sum of Twenty pounds old 

Ten r granted to You for Your Service the 

Year 1743 .20= .. - .. 

And to procure the Three Books Voted to be 

bought y e Sum of ..6- .. - .. 

Which makes One hundred forty Nine pounds 

12/6 old Ten r ^149= 12- .. 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Joseph Mafons on the 29 th . Day 
of Novemb r . 1744. The Selectmen being Informed that there is 
one William Dennis a Lame Man come to Refide in Watertown 
He Came Laft from Boston in the County of Suffolk Some time in 
Sep r Laft and He Refides at y e Houfe of Henry Learneds in S d 



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Town, The Selectmen are Informed alfo that there is one Jane 
Oglesbee (Ales Coomes) a poor Widow Woman come to refide 
- in S d Watertown She Came Laft from Waltham in the County 
of Midd\ She came to Said Watertown the Beginning of Sep r 
Laft and Now Refides in the Dwelling houfe of Sam 1 Cooke of 
Said Watertown, the Circumftances of s d perfons being Such 
that the Selectmen Refufe to Accept of them to be Inhab ts . in S d 
Watertown. And therefore Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a War- 
rant to Warne the S d Dennis & Oglefbee (ales Cooms) forth 
with to Depart out of Watertown and no longer to Refide 
there in. 

A Warrant Was Isued out Directed to Ed w Harrington Conftable 
which was Returned. And Caution Entred at the Sefsions Art 
Charlftown Dec r . 19 th : 1744. 

Att r . Joseph Mafon Clerk 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen At M r Jonas Bonds on the 18 th of 
Feb y : 1744. 

The time Drawing Nigh for the ufual Annual Meeting of y e 
Town in March. Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed 
to y e Conftables of Watertown To warn the Freehold 1 " 5 , and other 
Inhab ts . of Said Town (within their Refpective Diftricts) who are 
Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs, To Afsemble and Meet at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday the forth Day of 
March Next at Ten of the Clock before Noone for the Ends 
following, viz*. 

To Choofe Selectmen to Manage the Prudential Affairs of S d 
Town y e Enfuing Year. 

To Choofe a Town Clerk a Treafurer a Conftable or Conftables 
Afsefsors and all. other Such Town Officers as are by Law to be 
Chofen in the month of March Annually. 

To Choofe a Saxton, and to Agree how he Shall be Satisfyed 
for his Service. 

To put in their Votes for A County Treafurer. To Hear the 
Town Treaf rs . Acc*. 

For the Town to Manifeft their Mind How the Intereft Money 
Coming to the Town this prefent Year, The Year beginning the 
Eleventh day of Dec r Laft paft Shall be Appropriated. 

To Grant a Salary for the Rev d M r Seth Storer for the Enfuing 
Year According to Contract, the Year beginning the firft of March 
Next. 

To know the Mind of the Town what Addition they will Make 
to y e Rev d M r Storers Salary for the Year Enfuing, And How the 
Addition they may Make Shall be paid. 

To grant Money for the Support of the Gram r & Englifh School 
in the Town, for the Year Enfuing Or otherwife If the Town Se 
Meet to Apropriate So much of the Intereft Money Coming to 
the Town this Year as they Shall Se Meet for y e Support of S d 
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Next. To grant money for y e Support of the poor y e Year En fil- 
ing. To grant Money for the Repairs of the Meeting houfe. 
There being a Necefsity of a further Repairing of y e Minifteral 
Houfe For the Town to Manifeft y r Mind what further Repair 
Shall be made, and to grant Money for the Same, And to choofe 
a Committee to Effect Such further Repairs as the Town Shall 
Agree upon. To hear the Acc 15 . of Sundry Perfons which the 
Town are Indebted to; And to grant Money to Satisfy and pay 
y e Same. 

[290] 

To know the Mind of the Town Whether they will Mend the 
Publick & Town Ways by Rate this Year as has been the Method 
of the Town of Late. And in Cafe the Town Shall Agree So to 
do, Then to Grant Money for Said Affair, And to Choofe the 
Survey rs of High Ways to be the Collectors, for to Collect or to Se 
that the Rate be work't out Agreeable to Such Directions as the 
Town May give. 

To know the Mind of the Town Relating to Dilinquant Survey" 
& Collectors for y e Mending of y e High Ways, And to Act and do 
whatever the Town Shall think Just and prop r thereon. 

To Hear the Report of y e Comm tee . who were to Agree w th 
Perfons w* they Should give for Land Lying to the Ways againft 
the front of their Lands, what the S d Com tee : have further done in 
S d Affair, And the Town to Act their pleafure with Relation there 
unto. 

To hear the Requeft of Some of the Late Conftables for Abatm ts 
in their Lists of Rates and for the Town to Act their pleafure 
relating thereunto. 

To know the Mind of y e Town whether Swine Shall Run at 
Large the Year Enfuing being Regulated according to y e Law in 
that behalf made & provided. 

To know the Mind of the Town Relating to Horfes Runing at 
Large. And for the Town to Act and Do whatever they Shall 
judge Necefsary & prop r to prevent y* doing of Damage. 

To Hear the Petition or Petitions of Sundry Perfons (To whom 
the Town Granted Lands on Condition of y* paying Such Sums as 
was Agreed upon &c) for the Abating of Some of their Intereft 
for Such Reafons as they may offer to the Town, And for the 
Town to Act their pleafure with Relation thereunto. 

To Hear the Petition of David Sanger praying that the Town 
w ld Grant to Him a Smal piece of Land Lying between the Town 
way and the River againft His Dwelling Houfe for Such Con- 
fideration as Shall be agreed upon. And for the Town to Act their 
pleaf r . thereon. 

And to ord r the Conftables to Notify Such Perfons as have any 
Demands on y e Town to bring in their Acc ts . to y e Selectmen at 
the Houfe of y e Wid w Mary Learned Inhold r . on Fryday the firft 
day of March Next at three of y e Clock After Noon where the 



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Selectmen will Receive them in ord r . to Lay them before the Town 
at y e Meeting Aboves d . 

Warrants were Isued out to the Conftables bearing Date y e 19 th . 
Inftant, 

^ Joseph Mason Town Clerk. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at y e Houfe of y e 
Wid w . Mary Learneds on the 1. of March 1744. To Receive in the 
Acc 1 . of thofe Perfons y* y e Town are indebted to. the Acc ts . 
Rec d are as follow's. viz 1 . 

The Afsefsors viz 1 . Nath 1 Harris Esq r 

Mefs rs Jona n Church & Sam 1 Fiske 

for Making the Town Rate Taking 

y e Invoice & perfecting y e Same 

Making the Province County & Sur- 

veyers Rates, five pound Each old 

Ten' £15= 
Nath 1 Harris & Joseph Mafon Esq rs . 

for Making y e Ammunition Rates .1- .. - .. 

Joseph Mafon Esq r for the Warning 

out & Cautining againft Joseph 

Harris and Sufanna Murch Miners 

22 / And for Drawing a Report to 

be Laid before y e Town 2 / .i=.4- .. 

Edw Harrington for Serving Conftable 

y e Year paft 1- 10- .. 

for Warning Two Town Meetings .- .6- .. 
for Notifying the Gentl n . Appointed 
to take care of y e Law about the 
other Provinces Money &c. to be 

Sworn .. - 10- .. .2- .6- .. 

Jonathan Brown for 2 pieces of Timb r 
and crofs pieces for a Whelm by 

Joseph Whitneys .. - 12- .. 

James Dix for Timb r & plank for a 

Whelm in y e Meeting houfe Lane .2- .. — .. 

David Livermore for Irons A mending 
Irons for y e Bel help taking down 
and puting up & Nails for y e Meet- 
ing houfe 1- .9- 6 
for Speeks for the Great Bridge .. - 16- .9 .2- .6- .3 

Jofiah Stearns for mending the Irons 
of y e Stocks Mending y e pound 
Mending the hangings for y e Bel 
and for a Stick of Timb r for a 

Whelm in Whitneys Lane all ..— 15- .. 

Jofeph Harrington for Summoning 4 
Witnefs for Concord Court & for 

their Attendence one day Each .2 = .. - .. 



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The Committee who were Chofen to 
Repair y e Minifteral Houfe viz 1 . Cap 1 
John Tainter Enf Dan 1 Whitney & 
Sam 1 . Stratton for what they Ex- 
pended more than y e Grant made 

Laft year for S d Repairs .6= .9- .6 

(this to be paid out of y e Grant for S d 
Houfe mad y s year) 

[291] 

Benjamin Haftings to Ballance his 

Acc' for Sundry work done at the 

Meeting houfe Since the Year 1742 

to this day &c £g- .. - .. 

for work done at y e Great Bridge y e 

year 1744 6- .8- .6 

for the Abat 1 . of one pole by y e Afsef- 

sors in his Lift of Rates 1 1 / 3 

Abatm' Eb Perry Rate 3/5 .. - 14- 8 16-3- .2 

Added at y e Town Meeting 

Sam 1 Prentice for Serving Conftable 
y e year past 30 / warning 2 Meet- 
ings 6 / .1-16- .. 
nas Bond for prefaring a Petition 
at y e Court of Sefsions about y e 
Way by the Crik 32 / & for Enter- 
tainment of y e Com tee who Came to 

View y e Way 58/6 .4- 10- .6 

the whole is ^56- .2- .5 

Take out y e Com tce .6- 9- 6 

£49=12 = 11 

The Selectmen Ordred y e Treafurer 
To pay out of y e Town Treafurey as 
follow's 

To y e Rev d M r Seth Storer the Sum of £105- .. - .. 
(64- .. - .. Intreft Money 
41- .. - .. of y e Afsefm') 

To M r Nath 1 Harrington the Sum of .90- .. - .. Intreft Money 

To y e Wid w . Mary Jenifon for board- 
ing Wid w . Webb &c .24- .. - .. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs. Regu- 
lerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on the 
4 th . Day of March 1744. for the Choice of Town Officers &c. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond Moderator of Said Meeting. 



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Voted and Chofe for Selectmen 



' Joseph Mason Esq r 
M r Jonas Bond 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 
M r Jona n . Bemis 
^ Enf Dan 1 . Whitney 

Voted and Choofe for Town Clerk Joseph Mafon Esq r . 
Voted & Chofe for Town Treaf r . Joseph Mafon Esq r 
Voted to Choofe Two Conftables. 
Voted & Chofe Cap 1 Tho s : Homans i st Conftable 
Voted & Chofe M r Jn2 Hunt 2 d Conftable 

( Joseph Mafon Esq r 
Voted & Chofe for Afsefsors X Math 1 . Harris Esq r 

M r Thomas Saltmarfh 

Voted & Chofe M r John Haftings Sea r of Lea r . 

Voted & Chofe for fence View rs \ -? ng , ht 

( Amos Bond 

Voted & Chofe for Survey" HighWays \ ? am ' ? arnar< * 

( James Bayley 

Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j g^jj, ^qq^ 11 



Voted & Chofe for Hogrieves \ i° S ^ U f Stratton 

to ( Bez 1 . Learned 

Voted & Chofe for Deer reives \ j Saltmarfh 

( David Livermore 

Voted & Chofe for Survey" and ( Jonas Coollidge 

Meafurer of Timber ( Eben r Thornton 

Voted & Chofe for Hawards \ ¥^ en , S£ 7 e ^J? ' 

( Joseph Wellington 



Voted and Chofe for Gager of Cask W- Gammage 
Voted & Chofe for Colleclers of y e ( Sam 1 Barnard 
Rates for y e Mending y e High Ways ( James Bayley 
Voted and Chofe Eben r Haftings for Saxton 
Voted to pay the Saxton this Year by Two Contrabution as has 
been ufual. 

Then the Town Treafurer Laid his Acc 15 . before the Town and 
wer Red. 

And It Appeared that the Sum 
Total of the Debt was £650 == 11=11 

And that the Sum Total of y e 
Credit was ^4 I 9 = «5- »3 

& that there was Out Standing in 
y e Conftables hands 231 = . 6-8 ^"650=11 = 11 

The Vote was put whether the Town do Accept of y e Treafures 
Acc 1 . & y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

Voted and Appropriated the Intereft Money w ch is Coming to 



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the Town this prefent Year from the 11 th of Decemb r . Laft to help 
Support y e Miniftry & y e School in y e Town. 

Voted and Granted One hundred pounds old Ten' 
for y e Rev d M r Seth Storers Salary for the year 
Enfuing According to Contract ;£i 00 = ..-.. 

Voted One hundred & Ten pounds as An Addition 
to y e Rev d M r Storers Salary for the Year Enfuing 
and to be paid out of y e Intereft Money aboves d 1 10- .. - .. 

Voted 

[292] 

Voted that Ninty pounds of the Intereft money 
Appropriated afores d Should be for the Support of y e 
Grammer and Englifh School for y e Year Enfuing 
from y e firft of March Currant ^90- .. - .. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirty Pounds 
old Ten r for the Support of y e poor for this prefent 
Year 30- .. - .. 

Voted and Granted Ten pounds old Ten r for the 
Repairs of y e Meeting houfe 10 = .. - .. 

Voted to Make Some further Repairs to y e Minif- 
tearal Houfe &c. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirty pounds 
further to Repair the Minif r . Houfe and to pay w l the 
Com tee . Expended more than y e Laft Grant for 
Repairs 30- .. - .. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Six pounds & fifteen 
Shillings to Satiffy the Acc* of Jonas Bond & Joseph 
Harrington for Money Expended at Concord Cort 
Laft & their time £.6 = 15- .. 

A List of y e Acc\ of Sundry Perfons taken in by 
y e Selectmen w th w* was added at this Meeting was 
Laid befor the Town amounting to y e Sum (old Ten r ) 
of £49 = 12 

Voted and Granted the Sum of forty Nine pounds 
Twelve Shillings to Satiffy and pay S d Acc ts 49 = 12- .. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty Pounds 
to Joseph Mafon Esq r . for his Service as Clerk & 
Treafurer the Year past 20 = .. - .. 

Voted to Mend the High Ways by Rate this Year as has been 
the Method of y e Town for Some Years past. 

The Vote was put whether it be the Mind of y e Town to Dif- 
mifs David Coollidge who was Chofen one of y e Survey ers & 
Collectors Laft Year (He being under great Infirmity of Body) 
and that He Deliver up his Lift of Rates to the prefent Afsefsors 
and that S d Afsefsors Tranfmit S d Lift of Rates or the Contents 
of them over to M r James Baley who is Chofen one of y e Survey" 
and Collector for this prefent Year, to be Collected or work't out 
by him According to y e Directions of y e Town hereto for given 
and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 



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Voted that all the other Dilinquent Survey" and Collectors Shall 
work out their refpective Arereges this prefent Year or Collect 
them So as to make up and Compleat their Refpective Lift w th the 
prefent Selectmen Agreable to their Warrants. 

The Committes Report Relating to Land Lying to the Ways 
was Red. And the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e 
Town to Accept of S d Report And that the Town do grant and 
Confirm y e Land there in Mentioned, To Nath 1 Harris Esq r & M r 
Jonas Bond Named in S d Report y r heirs & Afsigns upon the 
Conditions Mentioned in S d Report, and that y e S d Report be 
Recorded And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Abated in Chriftopher Grants List of Rates viz 1 . 
Thad\ Coollidges Rates which is 7 / 9 and M r Galcumbs Rates 
7/9 w ch makes 15/6 

Voted and Granted the Sum of fifteen Shillings & 6 d old 
Ten r to make good w* was Abated in Conftable Grants Lift 

..-15- .6 

Voted that Swine Shall Run ■ at Large this Year under the 
Regulations in the Law in that behalf made and provided. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town, That No 
perfon or Perfons Shall Suffer their horfes or horfe kind above y e 
Age of Six months to Run At Large within the Limits of Water- 
town without their being well fettred from the firft day of April 
Next to the Laft of October following under the penely or forfiture 
of Two Shillings & Six pence for evry one found with out fettors. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted that Nath 1 Harris & Joseph Mafon Esq rs are Appointed 
& Defire to Lay the Vote of y e Town Relating to horfes before y e 
Court of Gen 1 Sefsions of the peace to be held at Charlftown on 
the Second Tuefday of March Inftant for their Confirmation. 

The 

[293] 

The Petition of M r Jonas Bond and others praying that the 
Town would Abate Some of their Intreft on their bonds given to 
y e Town was Red. and After debate thereon. The Vote was put 
whether it is the Mind of the Town to grant the prayer of y e 
Petition, and the Vote paft in the Negative. 

Upon the Motion of Henry Spring jun r made to the Town To 
Abate part of his Intreft due to y e Town, upon S d Motion 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Abat to 
S d Spring the Intreft of His fifty Eight pound bond to the Eleventh 
day of December Laft which is fifty three Shillings and 6 d old 
Tenner. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of fifty three Shillings and 
6 d to make good what was Abated of M r Henry Springs In- 
treft. £2 = 13 = .6 

The Petition of David Sanger was Red to y e Town praying that 
the Town w ld Grant to him a Smal piece of Land lying between 



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the Town way and the River againft his houfe. After Some 
Debate thereon 

Voted that the Selectmen take a View of y e Land prayed for by 
S d Sanger and Report to the Town at the Adjournm* of this 
Meeting what they think proper for the Town to Do relating to y e 
pray r of S d Petition. Then 

Voted and Adjourned this Meeting to fryday the fifteenth of 
March Inftant at three of the Clock Afternoon to this place. 

The Committes Reporte viz*. Watertown Sep r . 7. 1744. 

We the Subfcribers the Committee Appointed by S d Town to 
Agree w th perfons what y y S ld give for Land Lying to y e ways 
againft the front of y r Lands &c Meet And Agreed w th Nath 1 Harris 
Esquire, That He move out his fence againft the Town way Lead- 
ing by his piece of Land caled the two Acres So far as to Rang 
w th the front Line of y e piece of Land Staked out for the pound to 
be Errected on and to Run from S d piece of Land for y e Pound 
afores d Southward on a parrelell Line with the front Line afores d 
Twenty three Rods to a Stake three paces Weft from his wall as it 
Now Stands the Town way being their Sixteen paces wide and 
from thence to the Corner of his Land a little Rounding which 
Line lnclofes ab l Thirty one Rods of Land He to pay therefor 
into the Town Treafurey for the ufe of y e Town the Sum of three 
Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Six pence old Ten r . when the 
Town Confirms the Same to him. 

At the Same time Agreed w** 1 M r Jonas Bond That he move out 
his front fence in Said Lane to the front Line of the piece of Land 
for y e Pound as afores d And to Run parrelell with S d front Line 
Nothward to his fence to A Notch Cut in a Rayle in his fence as 
it Now Stands, And He the S d Bond to Leave out to the Said Way 
a Small piece of Land at y e Bend of the Wall for the better 
Accomodating of y e S d Way, the Land Inclofed by s d Line is ab' 
Seven Rods of ground befides allowance for what he is to Leave 
out as aforeS d . Agreed that He the S d Bond Should pay into the 
Town Treafurey therefor, for the ufe of y e Town the Sum of 
Seventeen Shillings & Six pence old Tenner when the Town Shall 
Confirm the Same to him. 

Joseph Mason ^ 

Jona n Brown V Com tee . 

Ebenezer Stone J 

[394] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the Eighth Day of March 
A.D. 1744. at M r Learneds The Perfons undernamed were Sworn 
to their Refpective Offices, viz*. 

Joseph Mafon Esq r . To y e Office of Town Clerk. To y e office of 
Town Treafurer. & To the office of Afsefsor. Before Nath 1 . Harris 
Justice of peace. 



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Cap 1 . Thomas Homans To y e Office of Conftable 

Nath 1 Harris Esq r \ offirM of Afsefsor 
M'. Tho s . Saltmarm \ t0 ? 0ttlces ot Alselsor - 

Mefs rs Nath 1 Bright ) to the Office of fence 

Amos Bond ) Viewer 
M r Sam 1 . Barnard to y e Office of Survey' of 

high way's, and to y e Office of Collector 
M r Sam 1 Stratton to y e office of Tythingman 
Jofhua Stratton 
Bez 1 . Learned 
Tho s Saltmarm 
David Livermore 
Jonas Coollidge 
Eben r Thornton 
Eben r C henry 
Joseph Wellington 



j- To y e Office of Hogrieve 

j- To y e Office of Deer rieve 

") Survey" and Meafurer of 
} Timb r &c. 

j- to y e Office of H award. 



Sworn before 
Joseph Mafon 
Ju s . peace 



At Said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed w th M r Nath 1 . Harrington 
to keep the School, And to have for his keeping y e Same After the 
Rate of Ninty pounds ^ Year for the time He keep's y e S d School. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed &c. On the fifteenth Day of 
March by Adjournment from the forth of y e Same month 1744. 

M r . John Hunt Gentl". who was Chofen Conftable by y e Inhab ts 
of s d Town at y r Meeting y e forth Inftant. Acquainted the Town 
That He had Agreed with Cap* Tho s Homans (who was Chofen 
Conftable at y e s d Meeting on y e forth Inftant) To Serve In his 
Room If the Town Se meet to Accept of Him in his Stead. 

The Vote was put whether the Town Do Accept of Cap 1 Tho s . 
Homans to Serve as Conftable in the Room & Stead of M r John 
Hunt and So to be for the whole Town. And y e Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

The Selectmen at y e Defire of y e Town having Viewed the Land 
& Pmifes Prayed for by David Sanger. Made report to the Town 
That in their Oppinon there was no Land that Could be con- 
venantly Spared to y e Petitioner at y e place referred to in His 
Petition. M r S angers Petition was Red again. And the Vote was 
put whether it is y e Mind of y e Town to grant the prayer of S d 
Petition. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

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At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at David Coollidges. on the 25 
Day of March A.D. 1745. Agreed that the Prefent Surveyers 
Diftricts for Mending the Ways Should be the Same as they were 
y e Last year. 

The Meeting Houfe Glafs being brook and Neading Mending 
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and M r Daniel Whitney is Defired to over See the Mending of s d 
Glafs. and that M r Bradifh Lay his Acc 1 before y e Selectmen. 

Agreed w* M r Benj n Haftings to Set up the Pound and to Do it 
forth with And to bring in his Acc £ thereof to y e Selectmen. 

The Selectmen Defired Mefs rs . Daniel Whitney & Jona n Bemis 
to Cart down the Stuff of y e old Pound to y e place where the New 
Pound is to be Errected. And to povide Stones for underpinning 
the New Pound, and Such Stuff is Wanting (if any be). 

Agreed with M r John Coollidge Jun r . To take and keep the 
Widow Deliverance Webb) at the Rate of Eight Shillings and Six 
pence ^ Week (Old Tenner) for one Year, And If Sicknefs Should 
happen to her in the S d term He to be Alowed Reafonable Satis- 
faction for his Trouble in that cafe. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph Mafon 
Esq r on the 17 th Day of April 1745. The Pound being a New Set 
up at a New place appointed by the Town, It being Necefsary 
that a New Pound keep r be Appointed to keep S d pound as the 
Law Directs. 

The Selectmen Chofe and Appointed Sam 1 Fisk to be pound 
keep r until a nother be Chofen and Appointed in his Room & Stead, 

The Selectmen Signed An Order upon the Town Treaf r . to pay 
out of the Laft Afsefm*. as follow's viz 1 . 



To Nath 1 . Harris Esq r the Sum of 


£5- 


10— .. 


To Ed w . Harrington 


2- 


.6- .. 


To Jona n . Brown 




12- .. 


To David Livermore 


.2— 


.6-. 3 


To Jofiah Stearns 




15- 


To Joseph Harrington 


.2- 




To the Com tee . viz 1 Cap* Jn° Taynter & oth R 


■5- 


.9- .6 


To Jona 11 Church 


•5- 




To Sam 1 Fiske 


•5- 




To Benf Haftings 


16- 


•3- - 2 


To Sam 1 . Prentice 


.1- 


16- .. 


To Jonas Bond 


•4- 


10- .6 


To Jonas Bond & Joseph Harrington 


.6- 


15- •• 


To Joseph Mafon Treaf r 


21- 


14- .. 


To James Dix 


.2- 




To Ebenez r Bradifh 


•4" 


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The Selectmen being Informed that Waltham had chofe a 
Com tee : to Sell Some Land Lying in S d Waltham which y e Select- 
men Apprehend belongs to Watertown, thought themfelves bound 
in Duty (in the Capacitie they Stood and y e truft Repofed in them 
by y r principles) in the Name & behalf of Watertown to for- 
bid Such a proceedure by Waltham, Did accordingly Send to 
Walthams Com tee . to forbid' their Selling any Land in Waltham the 
property where of belongs to Watertown. A Copy of w ch y y Sent 
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[296] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of M r Jonas Bond, 
on y e 6 th Day of May 1745. The Selectmen having Rec d a Precipt 
Requiring them in His Majestys Name forthwith to Caufe the 
the Freeholders and other Inhab ts . of Said Town Quallifyed 
&c. To Afsemble &c To Elect and Depute one or more Perfons 
to Reprefent them at a Great & General Court Or Afsembly 
Appointed to be Convened at Boston on y e 29 th of May Currant. 

The Selectmen in Obfervance there of Ordred the Clerk to Isue 
out a Warranted Directed to y e Conftable of s d Watertown to Warn 
the Freehold" and other Inhab ts . of S d Watertown who are Qual- 
lifyed to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative to Afsemble & 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on Munday the 
20 th Day of May Currant at three of y e Clock after Noon. Then 
and there to Elect one Sutable Perfon to Serve for & Reprefent 
them at a Great & General Court Appointed to be Conven'd held 
& kept for His Majestys Service at the Court Houfe in Bofton 
upon Wednefday the 29 th Day of May Inftant. 

And to Order the S d Conftable Like wife to Warn the Freehold": 
& other Inhab ts . of Watertown to Meet at the Publick Meeting 
Houfe in S d Town at four of y e Clock on the Aboves d 20 th . Day of 
May for the Ends following viz 4 . 

The Selectmen being Informed that the Inhab ts . of Waltham 
have Chofe a Com tee : in Order to Sell Some Land Lying in S d 
Waltham which belongs to and is the Property of Watertown. 
Therefore for the Town to take S d Affair into Conf ideration and to 
Do and Act what they Shall Judge proper with Relation thereunto. 

To hear the Petition of Jofiah Perry praying that the Town w ld 
Sell to him (for valuable Confideration) a piece of y e Town's Land 
Lying Weft of y e Meeting Houfe and againft the Reer of His Land 
as Set forth in His Petition and for Reafons therein Mentioned. 
And for the Town to Act y r Pleafure with Relation thereunto. 
A Warrant was Isued out Accordingly. 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen Ordred y e Treafurer to pay to 
Benj n . Haftings the Sum of five pounds fifteen Shillings old Ten' 
in full of His Acc* for work done at y e pound. Alfo to Sam 1 Fiske 
the Sum of fifteen Shillings old Ten r in full for timb r He got for 
y e pound. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freeholders & other Inhab ts . 
of Watertown Regulerly afsembled & Meet at the Publick Meeting 
Houfe in S d Town on y e 20 th Day of May A.D. 1745. For to Eleft 
& Depute One Perfon to Serve for and Reprefent them in a Great 
& General Court Appointed to be Conven'd held & Kept for His 
Majestys Service at the Court Houfe in Bofton on the 29 th of May 
Inftant. 

And After the Votes were given in Sorted and Counted it ap- 
peared that M r John Hunt was Chofen for the Service aboves d . by 
the .Maj r . part of the Voters Prefent. 



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[297] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other 
Inhab 15 . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regu- 
lerly Afsembled on the 20 th Day of May 1745. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator of s d Meeting. 

Then the firft Article in y e Warning Relating to Walthams 
proceeding was Red and Confidred. 

And the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to 
Chofe a Com tee : to take Advice with Relation to S d Affair and to 
Report to y e Town at their Next Meeting. & y e Vote paft in the 
Affarmative. 

Voted and Chofe Mefs r \ Jonas Bond & John Hunt to be the 
Com tee : to Apply to Council for Advice in the Affair Aboves d . 

M r Jofiah Perrys Petition was Red to y e Town. And Objections 
were put in by Sundry of y e Inhab ts : of y e Town, and After Debate 
thereon The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to 
Act upon said Petition. 

And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at Nath 1 Harris Esq r . on May 
13 th *. 1745 

There being one of y e String pieces of y e Middle peer of y e 
Great Bridge Broken and y e Bridge become Dangrious. Agreed y l 
M r Benj n : Haftings who has y e Care of S d Bridge, be defired to 
put in a New String piece forth with. w ch y e Selectmen View'd 
belonging to M r Sanger of Sherbourn as y y were Informed. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Tho s Saltmarfhes. on y e 24 
of June 1745. The Selectmen Signified upon the Lift Sent to 
them of y e Licenced Perfons, that the had No objection to Make 
againft the Same Perfons Renewing their Licences this prefent 
Year. Viz'. Thomas Saltmarfh David Coollidge & Mary Learned 
Inholders. And Nath 1 . Harris Esq r and M r John Hunt Retailers. 
Ordred the Treafurer to provid a p r of Shoos for the Wid w Webb. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jona 11 Bemis's on y e 13 th 
Day of Sep r . 1745. The Selectmen being Informed by M rs . Mercy 
Coollidge that the Wid w . Webb has great Nead of Two Shifts, a 
Petycoat and & Wefcot, Agreed that y e S d M rs Coollidge be defired 
to procure S d things for s d Wid w . and give the Selectmen An Acc c 
thereof in ord r to be paid. 

At S d Meeting y e Selectmen Signed An Order upon y e Treafurer. 
To pay out of the Laft Afsefm'. Comm ted . to Conftable Homans to 
Collea To y e Rev d M r Storer £100-..-.. old Ten r & to John 
Coollidge in part for keeping Wid w . Webb y e Sum of £10- ..- .. 
old Ten r . & To Joseph Harrington the Sum of £5- 10- .. out of y e 
Money Granted for the Pound. 

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[398] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown On the 4 th Day of 
Octo r : 1745. At Nath 1 . Harris's Esq r . There being Necefsity that 
there be Speedy care taken of y e Great Bridge there being One 
String piece broken in one peer, And another very Much Sunk in 
a nother peer, whereby there is Danger &c. The Selectmen 
Agreed that M r Benj n . Haftings who has the care of s d Bridge be 
defired, forth with to put in a String piece where it is wanting viz*, 
that piece of Timber which the Selectmen have Look't out if it 
may be had, And that there be Set up a Supporter under the Weft 
String piece of y e heither peer (which is Sunk as afores d ) that 
being tho' proper to be done to Secure y e Same for the prefent. 
And y e Selectmen defired Justice Harris to take the over Sight 
of y e work. 

There being Necefsity alfo of Some gravil to be carryed on 
to the Cafsey of S d Bridge the Selectmen Defired Mefsu rs . Jona n 
Bemis & Dan 1 . Whitney to carry on what is wanting, who under- 
took to do y e Same And to bring in their Acc 1 to the Selectmen. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 28 th of Octo r : 1745. Upon 
a Second View of y e Great Bridge the Selectmen find that y e uper 
String piece of the North peer on which the King poft Stands 
(which was Much Sunk) is So Rotton and Defective as renders 
that peer of s d Bridge very dangerous. (And judged not Safe to 
truft to a Supporter w ch is Lyable to be carryed a way by Ice) 

The Selectmen Agreed to procure a New String piece for S d 
Peer, And Acordingly went and View'd the Timb r by the River, 
and found a very good One belonging to M r Zac ry : Heard. And 
agreed y l if it can be obtained to draw it on to S d Peer by the 
Side of y e Defective piece and So to fix it and the plank on to it 
for this Winter, The Selectmen being of Oppinion that a Mud 
Cell and Supporters put under Neath S d Peer as they will be 
cheeper than King posts above, So the Bridge will be better Sup- 
ported. Agreed that Jofhua Warrin jun r be defired to help Lay 
S d String piece and the plank (Benj n : Haftings being Sick) and 
that M r Jona n . Bemis and Enf n . Dan 1 . Whitney are defired to Afsist 
w th . a Teem. 

The above S d String piece upon tryal was found to be too 
Short. Whereupon the Selectmen Defired M r Isaac Williams 
of Newton to procure one forth with, who procured one at 
£12 = 15-.. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Enf n . Daniel Whitneys Jan y : 
24. 1745. The Selectmen Signed an Order upon the Treafurer to 
pay out of y e Treafurey of y e money came in by y e Laft Afsefm 1 . 
To M r Eben r . Stone & Sam 1 . Stratton a Com tee chofen to repair the 
Minifteral Houfe The Sum of Twenty four pounds Ten Shil- 
lings and Six pence which was granted for that Service, old 
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Complaint being made to y e Selectmen that M r Sam 1 Coollidge 
is come again to town and is under Such Circumftances that he is 
in Dainger of Suffering if Some thing be not Emediately done 
for him (Altho his Conduct has been Such as is very unaccount- 
able whereby he has forfitted both Credit & kindnefs) The 
Selectmen out of Humanitie towards him under his Necefsitous 
Circumftances think themfelves Oblidged to Do Some thing for 
him at y e Towns Cost to releive him for y e prefent untill further 
Meafures may be taken Concerning him. Accordingly Agreed to 
procure for him a p r of Shoos a p r of Stockins a p r of Britches and 
as the Selectmen are Informed there are Some old cloths belong- 
ing to him Left at Certain places Agreed to make inquirey and if 
any be to get y e Same for him that he might not Suffer till futher 
care can be taken of him. 

The Wid w . Mary Maddocks being under poor and Suffiring 
Circumftances the Selectmen Defired M r Jona n Bemis one of y e 
Selectmen to provide w* is 

Necefsary 

[299] 

Necefsary for her that She might not Suffer and to bring his Ace* 
to y e Selectmen. 

There being Two Cazments at the Meeting houfe blown down 
by the Late Strong Wind whereby one or both are So broken that 
it is not Likely that they will do again. Agreed that M r Ebenez' 
Stone be defired to View them and Repair them. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the 13 th . Day of February 
1745 At the Houfe of Jofeph Mason's. 

The time drawing Nigh for the Ufuall Annual Meeting in 
March. Ordred the Clerk to Ifue out a Warrant Directed to y e 
Conftable of Watertown to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhab* 5 . 
of S d Town who are Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs to Afsemble 
and Meet together at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on 
Munday the Third Day of March Next at Nine of y e Clock before 
None for the Ends following viz'. (1) To Choofe a Moderator. 
To choofe Selectmen to Manage the prudential affairs of y e Town 
A Town Clerk. A Town Treafurer. A Conftable or Conftables. 
Afsefsors. and all Such oth r . Town Officers as by Law are to be 
chofen in the Month of March Annually. To Choofe A Saxton, 
and to Agree how the Saxton Shall be paid. To put in their 
Votes for a County Regester. And for a County Treafurer. To 
hear the Town Treaf rs . Acc ts . For the Town to Appropriate this 
prefent Years Intereft Money Coming to y e Town the Year begin- 
ing the Eleventh Day of DecemV. Laft. To Grant y e Rev d M r 
Seth Storer his Salary for the Enfuing Year According to Contract 
And to know the Mind of y e Town what Addition they will Make 
to M r Storers Salery for the Year Enfuing, and how it Shall be 
paid. To Grant a Supply for the Support of the Grammer and 
Englilh School for y e Year Enfuing. To grant Money for the 



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Support of y e poor the Year Enfuing. To grant Money for the 
Repairs of the Meeting houfe. To Grant money for the Repairs 
of y e Great Bridge. To hear the Peticuler Acc ts . of Sundry Per- 
fons w ch the Town are Indebted to and to grant Money to Satiffy 
the Same. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will mend 
the Publick & Town Ways by Rate this year as as has been the 
method of y e Town of Late. And in Cafe the Town Agree So to 
Do, Then to grant money for s d Affair. And to choofe the Sur- 
veyers of the High Ways to be the Collectors, for to Collect or Se 
that the Afsefm 1 for that End be work't out Agreeable to Such 
Directions as the Town Shall give. To hear the Requeft of Some 
of the Late Conftables that the Town w ld Sink or Abate Some per- 
fons Rates in their Lifts of Afsfm ts . And for the Town to Act 
their Pleafure with Relation therunto. To know the Mind of y e 
Town whether they will purchafe that piece of Land belonging 
to y e Wid w . Hannah Fish if it May be obtained which Ly's in 
Common & undivided with Land belonging to the Minifteral place 
Near Thomas Wellingtons and Add it to the Minifteral place. 
And whether the Town will purchafe Some wood Land (If any 
May be had) for the ufe of y e Minifteral place, And if the Town 
See Meat to purchafe as afores d . To Choofe and Impower a 
Committee for that End. And for the Town to Manafeft their 
Minds how and in what Manner the Land that Maybe purchafed 
Shall be paid for. The cafe and Circumftances of M r Samuel 
Coollidge being Diftrefsing as well as very Difficult upon Several 
Acc ts . The Selectmen Agree to Lay his Cafe before the Town 
That the Town May Manifeft their Mind what they think proper 
to be done for him, and done with him, under his prefent Circum- 
ftances, And Accordingly Direct their Selectmen who are the 
OverSeers of y e poor what Meafures they Shall Take with Relation 
to y e S d Coollidge. To know the mind of y e Town whether Swine 
Shall Run at Large under the Regulation of y e Law in that Cafe 
provided. To know the mind of y e Town Relating to horfes 
Runing at Large, and for the Town to Do and Act what they 
Shall judge Necefsary and proper to prevent their doing of 
Damage (It being the Defire of Sundry of y e Inhab ts . of y e Town) 
To know To know the Mind of the Town (in this prefent time of 
war when Many of y e Inhab ts . of y e Town are Lyable to be Impreft 
into the war) whether the Town will Come into a Method of Raif- 
ing of Money on the Ratable Pols & Estates of S d Town to be 
Collected and to Ly as a fund, that when any of the Inhab ts . of y e 
Town Shall be Impreft then to be Improved to hire Men to go 
into the war in their Room, or in any other Way 
[300] 

Way as the Town Shall judge moft for the Benefit of the Town. 
To hear the Petition of Sundry of y e Inhab ts . of y e Town Relating 
to the Difturbance Made by Dogs at and in the Meeting houfe 
on Sabbeth Days in the time of Publick worlhip, And for to Do 
And Act their pleafure with Relation there unto. 



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And to Order the Conftable to Notifie Such perfons as the 
Town is indebted to, To bring in their Acc ts to y e Selectmen at 
the Dwelling houfe of y e Wid w . Mary Learneds on Fryday the Laft 
day of February Currant at three of y e Clock afternoon, when and 
where the Selectmen have Appointed to Meet to Receive them ; 
in order to Lay them before the Town at their Next Meeting. 

And that the Conftable do Notifie the Several Collectors of y e 
High way AfsemV to Meet the S d Selectmen at the afores d time & 
place (of Receiving Acc ts ) in Order to Make up their Acc ts . of their 
Refpective Collections &c. 

(A Warrant was Isued out Accordingly and Committed 
to y e Conftables) 

At S d Meeting the Selectmen Signed an Order for the Treafurer 
to pay out of the Intereft Money Coming into the Treafurey. 

Viz*. To the Rev d M r Seth Storer the Sum of 
One hundred and Ten pounds old Tenner in 
full of his Salary & Adition for the prefent 
Year 1745. the Year Ending the firft of March 
Next ;£no-.. -.. 

And to M r Nath 1 . Harrington the Sum of Ninty 
pounds old Ten r in full for his keeping the 
School in Said Town the Year 1745. the Year 
Ending the firft of March Next. £90- 00- 00 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen The 28 th : of Feb y : 1745. 
The Selectmen Signed An order upon the Town 
Treafurer. To pay to John Coollidge The Sum of Sixteen pounds 
Twelve Shillings & one peney 

(viz 1 Twelve pounds 2/ According to Agreem' 12- .2- .. 
for w l was Laid out by ord r of y e Selectmen .2- 10- .1 

And for Extreordnary Care in time of Sicknefs .2- .. - .. 

;£.l6= I2 = .I 

Which is in full for his boarding the Wid w . Webb 
And all other Demands on her Acc' to the Twenty fifth Day of 
March Next. 
[301] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 28 th Day of Feb y : 1745 
At y e houfe of y e Wid w Learneds for taking in y e Ace* of Such 
Perfons as the Town is Indebted to. The Acc ts are as follows. 
Viz 4 . 

Joftiua Warrin jun r for one Day & 

at y e Great Bridge £00- .12- .6 

Cap 1 Tho s : Homans for Serving Con- 
ftable for y e whole Town .2- .. - .. 

For Warning 2 Town Meetings .. - 12- .. 

For Conveying a woman & 3 Chil- 
dren to Waltham &c .. - .8- .. 03- 00- 00 



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The Afsefsors viz* Joseph Mafon Nath 1 Harris "1 

& Tho s Saltmarih for Making the Town Rate I 

& perfecting the Invoice and Making the f I 5-°°- 00 

Province & County Taxes &c £$ Each J 
To Amos Bond for plank for the whelm in the > 

Contry Road againft his houfe ) 
To David Livermore for Speeks for the Great) 

Bridge at Sundry times ) 
To Jonas Coollidge for four String pieces for the ) o e 

Great Bridge Containing Two Tuns & 2 feet J I4 ~ ,0 

To Nath 1 . Harris Esq' for one Day work himfelf "1 

at the great Bridge & Two Days work of his > .1- 10- .. 

Son Nath". J 
To Ben f. Haftings for Labour of him Self & ^ 

A hand at the Great Bridge & care thereof > .4- 15-.. 

for the Year 1745 J 
To Sam 1 . Barnard Survey' for plank & Service ^ 

in Mending the whelme in the Country Road > .1- .3- .. 

Near M r Eben r Goddards J 
To Dan 1 Whitney one Day work & half & Teem > _ 

at the Bridge Giting on y e String pieces & ) 
To Benj n . Haftings for plank and Speeks for the ^ 

whelm in y e Country Road Near Dea Joseph > .1- .9- .. 

Coollidges J 
To Ebenez r Thornton for timber for the Little > _ _ 

Bridge Commonly Called Treadaways Bridge ) 

£39- 11- .6 



Town Proceedings 

Index to Names. 



Page. 

Adams, George . . .29, 59, 146 
" Ebenezer, 40, 112, 131, 183 
" Mercy, 21, 23, 28, 30, 65, 66 

" William 214 

Anderson, John 108 

Babbecum, Rachel .... 178 
Bacon, John, 13, 99, 126, 128, 137, 
149, 170 

Ball, John, 20, 65,69, 71, 85, 87, 104, 
105, 124, 154, 156, 157, 159, 
182, 214 

Barfoot, Mary 195 

Barnard, James, n, 16, 71, 86, 213, 

289 

* Jonathan .... 26, 56 

" John 97 

" Samuel, 1, 104, 105, 188, 
190, 191, 200, 213, 217, 232, 
275, 280, 281, 286, 288, 292, 

2 93> 3°°> 3 OI > 3 o8 > 3 12 , 3 2 o 

'« Widow 198 

Bayley, James 308 

Beers, Richard 214 

Belcher, J 161 

Bemis, John, 25, 35, 42, 46, 47, 81, 
120, 132, 169, 182 
" Jonathan, 36, 56, 59, 154, 
168, 169, 170, 191, 197, 201, 
207, 213, 223, 226, 237, 238, 
239, 242, 243, 247, 248, 249, 
258, 262, 270, 290, 294, 295, 

296, 3 OI » 3°2, 308, 3'3» 3!7 
" Joseph . . -. 115, 149 
Benjamin, Daniel, 16, 28, 33, 43, 
5 6 > 59. 70, 73* 8 7, 9°, I2 °> 
134, i35> !37i i3 8 > !39> r 46, 
154, 157, 160, 170, 242 

" Jonathan 258 

" Samuel, 1, 130, 131, 132, 
138, 139, 149, 160, 257, 258, 
262, 266, 288, 300 
Bigelow, Biglow Ebenezar, 66, 189, 
191, 192, 193 

" Eleazer 200 

" Joshua . 47, 83, 85, 124 

" Lieut 149 

" Thomas, 1, 12, 13, 70, 73, 
74, 84, 87, 93, 98, 103, 133, 
140, 145, 146, 147, 150, 154, 
157, 214 



Page. 

Bisco, Thomas, 104, 105, 121, 163, 

169, 172, 181, 185, 186, 195, 

227 

Bishop, Mary 209 

" Thomas 209 

Bond, Amos, 204, 212, 223, 243, 244, 
257, 288, 290, 295, 300 
" Benjamin . . 290, 295 
" Daniel, 139, 168, 170, 171, 
213, 282, 289, 308, 320 
" Henry, 56, 65, 80, 120, 134, 
142, 147, 149, 154, 158, 192, 
199, 223, 226, 246 
" John, 214, 218, 222, 289, 

301 

" Jonas, 4, 10, 11, 29, 35, 38, 
39, 46, 49> 5°> 5 6 > 59, 6o > 6 9> 
74, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83, 86, 
108, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 

170, 173, 174, i7 8 , l 79, l8 4, 
188, 194, 195, 196, 199, 205, 
206, 209, 213, 217, 218, 221, 
223, 226, 229, 230, 238, 246, 
247, 252, 258, 261, 262, 265, 
266, 274, 277, 280, 289, 294, 
296, 298, 304, 307, 311, 

313 

" Nath'l 26, 259 

" Thomas .... 29, 214 

Bowman, Francis 76 

" Joseph, Jr 19 

" Nathaniel, 67, 72, 142, 

143 

Bradish, John 208 

" Ebenezer, 244, 253, 297, 
3 12 , 313 

Brattle, Doctor 28 

" Major 175 

Briant 180 

" Widow . . . . . 192 
Bright, Cornet Henry ... 1 
Henry, 10, 23, 27, 33, 51, 
168, 170, 171, 187, 205, 211 
" John, 1, 70, 74,84, 120,125, 

132, 134, i3 6 > 147, l S9, l88 > 
189, 190, 191, 210, 213 
" Joseph . . . 227, 277 
" Nathaniel, 5, 36, 56, 60, 65, 
80, 85, 214, 229, 275, 280, 
289, 295, 308 



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Page. 

Brown, Allen 94, 177 

" Benjamin, 19, 22, 112, 131, 
143, 151, 270 
" Ebenezer . . 136, 139 
" John, 70, 73» 85, 120, 150, 
168, 170, 171, 174, 175, 180, 
187, 191, 196, 200, 207, 214, 
217, 218, 222, 223, 229, 232, 
239, 241, 243, 244, 257, 258, 
263, 287 

" Jonathan, 26, 98, 146, 188, 
193, 200, 204, 210, 211, 212, 
213, 218, 221, 224, 226, 234, 
237, 243, 251, 261, 282, 296, 
3° 6 * 3*3 

" Samuel, 56, 67, 69, 72, 73, 
80, 98, 128, 138, 139, 181 
" William, 1, 11, 27, 36, 39, 
46, 51, 53, 65,69, 73, 80, 84, 
91, 94, 98, 99, 101, 103, 108, 
in, 114, 116, 120, 134, 135, 
137, i43> 146, 148, 

149, 154, 155, 157, 182 

Bullard, Eben'r 292 

Cammacel, Mary . . . 142, 143 
Caverly, Anthony, 61, 71, 84, 87,93, 
98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 115, 
126, 128, 134 
Chadwick, Benjamin, 131, 189, 196, 

. 283 

" Charles 27 

John, 16, 64, 70, 74, 138, 139, 
147, 214 

Chenry, Ebenezer, 19, 23, 25, 36, 85, 
103, 105, 185, 191, 213, 219, 
222, 242, 252, 254, 263, 278, 
281, 294, 308, 312 
Child, Daniel . . . 46, 138, 139 
" John, 21, 29, 67, 124, 

236 

" Joseph . . 13, 16, 127 
" Joshua ... 1, 56, 58 
Church, Isaac ... 26, 116, 146 
" Jonathan, 121, 168, 170, 171, 
180, 186, 200, 204, 205, 207, 
217, 223, 232, 239, 243, 246, 
247, 250, 257, 258, 262, 273, 
276, 277, 279, 281, 286, 288, 

293, 295, 300, 306, 313 

" Silas 189 

Clark, Doctor 124 

" Nathaniel . . .75, 247 
" Richard, 103, 105, 169, 187, 
218, 222, 223, 226, 238 
" Samuel . . 104, 105, 223 
Coddington, James . 18, 66, 283 

" John 59 

Colt. Doctor 50 

Convers, Mr 79 

Dr 181, 187 



Page. 

Convers, Dr. Josiah, 146, 170, 249 

263 

Cook, Samuel, 218., 224, 239, 243, 

o , , 304, 308 

Stephen, 2,26, v 5, 123, 266, 
Coolidge, David, 229, 247, 254, 256, 
258, 262, 269, 272, 278, 281, 
287, 290, 295, 309, 312 

" Elisha 269 

" Henry 292 

" John, 28, 33, 36, 43, 46, 51, 
59, 65, 66, 88, 89, 95, 96, 99, 
100, 101, 104, 117, 121, 123, 
159, 162, 163, 167, 173, 176, 
179, 184, 186, 188, 194, 198, 
199, 200, 202, 205, 211, 213, 
217, 218, 219, 225, 231, 232, 

237, 238, 247, 253, 254, 279, 

3 ! 3> 3 r 9 

" Jonas, 129, 131, 132, 256, 
300, 320 

" Joseph, 1, 4, 11, 27, 69, 74, 
76, 80, 82, 83, 124, 163, 188, 
195, 197, 211, 213, 218, 234, 

238, 252, 253, 256, 276, 281, 

287 

" Josiah .... 112, 175 

" Lydia 112 

" Martha, 221, 274, 277, 279, 
281, 289 

" Mary .... 161, 175 
" Mercy, 176, 177, 185, 186, 

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" Nathaniel, 19, 25, 138, 154, 
158, 169, 181, 189, 208, 211, 
213, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 
222, 223, 225, 232, 235, 253, 
258, 262, 266, 270, 272, 275, 
276, 278, 289, 293 
" Obadiah, 7, 112, 124, 135, 
i37, 189 

" Rachel 112 

Richard 1,6 

" Ruth .... 46, 48, 66 
" Samuel . . . 317, 318 
" Simon, 123, 154, 158, 167, 
168, 170, 177, 187, 201, 205, 
213, 218, 233, 243, 244, 247, 
250, 252, 256, 264, 282 
" Thomas, 1, 22, 26, 38, 39, 
44, 49, 5°' 65, 84, 87, 91,93, 
94, 103, 108, in, 120, 129, 
144, 145, 146, 147, M8, 149, 
154, 158, 181, 213 
" Widow . . 194, 198, 211 

" Susanna 112 

Coolige, William . . 290, 291, 295 

Cooper, Jean 140 

" Thomas 140 

Croft, John 108, 189 



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Page. 

Crow, Robert 175 

Cunningham, John .... 75 
Cutter, Ephraim, 11, 146, 169, 175, 
181, 204, 213 
Cutting, Elizabeth .... 249 
" George, 1,26, 114, 191, 208 
" Jonathan .... 139 
John, 5, 7, 10, 27, 159, 
214 

Dane, Jane 226 

Danforth, Samuel, 152, 153, 155, 
203, 216, 219 

Dennis, Wm 303 

Dix, Edward 29, 139 

Elizabeth .... 82 
" James, 215, 236, 247, 254, 
258, 290, 306 
John, 36, 56, 134, 154, 158, 
169, 182 

Dun, Henry 209 

Eddy, Ebenezer 26 

Ellis, Matthew 172 

Far, Abigail 94 

44 Henry 94 

" John 94, 98 

" Margaret 94 

Fergarson, Farguson, John . 159 

Fish, Hannah 318 

Fiske, Dea 84 

" Hannah 261 

" John, 47, 56, 126, 160, 204, 

213 

" Josiah 36, 214 

" Nathan, 1, 3, 4, 10, 53, 57, 
62, 66, 69, 74, 76, 77, 81, 88, 
89, 95, 96, 99, 100, 101, 104, 
162, 179, 188, 195, 198, 213, 
216, 220 

" Nathaniel .... 21 
" Samuel, 70, 73, 223, 238, 
246, 258, 262, 288, 289, 290, 

295, 3°°> 3 o6 > 3 T 3 
" Thomas, 16, -21, 114, 134, 

146 

Flagg, Addonijah . . 197, 246 
Allen, 1, 4, 11, 34, 85, 87, 
89, 93, 102, 114, 120, 125, 
132, 134, 136, 147, i5 6 > 157. 
169, 170, 181, 182, 183 

Beez'l 121 

" Constable .... 148 
" John, 13, 56, 59, 67, 82, 100 
" Sarah .... 139, 156 
Foster, Richard .... 175, 215 

Fowle, Edmund 254 

Foxcroft, Francis, 152, 153, 203, 
216, 219 

Frankland, H 283 

Frost, Simon 161 

Fullum, Elish 303 



Page. 

Gage, Lydia 302 

" Robt., 13, 16, 36, 99, 122, 
126, 128, 129, 137, 149, 152, 
170, 182 

Galcum, Mr 267, 310 

Gale, Gael, Abra 16 

" Ebenezer .... 116 

" John 141 

" Lydia, 136, 137, 139, 140 
" Samuel, 1, 117, 122, 141, 

Gamiges, Joshua 135 

Gammage, Nath'l .... 283 

" William 308 

Gardner, Andrew . . 149, 189, 247 

^ '1 * * * I94 ' I95 ' 196 
Garfield, Capt 124 

" Joseph, 108, 138, 140, 142, 
144, i45> i49» W *Sh J 5 2 , 
i53» !54, i5 8 > l6 3, 169, 182, 
189 

" Samuel, 16, 22, 44, 71, 145, 

169, 182, 204, 213, 228, 237, 

242 

" Thomas 91 

Gelusha, Sam'l .... 253, 292 

Gibbard, Mary 212 

Giles, Sam'l 292 

Gipson, James 41 

Goddard, Ebenezer, 8, 36, 85, 87, 
124, i3 8 > 139, i59» J 6o, 168, 

170, 171, 187, 191, 207, 223, 

237, 291, 295, 320 

" Rachel 7, 8 

" Widow 123 

Godding, Henry, 16, 168, 171, 239, 
273, 277, 281, 289, 295 

" Thomas 247 

" Timothy 247 

" William, 139, 154, 200, 207, 
208, 215, 258, 262, 273, 277, 
278, 281, 289 
Grag, Gragg, David, 29, 55, 57, 116 
Grant, Christopher, 139, 144, 145, 
148, 200, 205, 218, 222, 238, 
250, 260, 263, 310 
Joshua .... 30, 33 
Graves, Thomas, 152,153, 155, 203, 
216, 219 

Greenleaf, Wm 108 

Grenno, Ensign 76 

Grimes, James . . . 258, 290, 295 
Grout, Joseph 6, 26, 29, 56, 65, 67 

Grover, Thomas 189 

" Widow 209 

Hacker, Eben'r 302 

Hackleton, James . . . 258,262 

Hagar, John 3 

Joseph, 36,69, 72, 134, 156, 
157 



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Page. 

Hagar, Samuel, 56, 138, 139, 168, 

170, 174, 187, 188, 190, 193, 

199, 204, 214, 239, 241, 246, 

249, 263 

" William . . . 1, 92, 102 
Hammond, John .... 29, 82 
" Thomas, 16, 21, 35, 40, 56, 
61, 76, 79, 170 

Hannis, Robert 108 

Harrington, Herrington, Daniel, 

13 

" Edward, 21, 23, 30, 31, 35, 

39, 40, 54, 5 6 , 61, 65, 66, 
120, 123, 150, 169, 181, 197, 

200, 228, 249, 289, 295, 301, 

304, 313 

" George, 11, 13, 21, 26, 36, 

40, 45, 64, 77, 99, 104, 105, 
108, 114, 117, 122, 134, 136, 

141, 142, 147, 163, 170, 182, 

214, 215, 264 

" Isaac 131 

" Jonathan 168 

" Jonas 36 

" Joseph, 1, 2, 11,26,44, 170, 
189, 200, 214, 227, 241, 262, 
267, 270, 284, 287, 296, 300, 
301, 306, 309, 313, 315 
" Joshua . . 30, 123, 124 
" Josiah, 30, 117, 121, 142, 

214 

" Nathaniel, 82, 83, 127, 132, 
136, 142, 149, 152, 171, 175, 
191, 193, 203, 211, 222, 233, 
243, 262, 289, 295, 312, 319 
" Samuel, 1, 2, 5, 8, 142, 248 
" Thomas, 1, 2,-11,30,39, 55, 
57, 72,91, 103, 108, 109, 120, 
128, 129, 131, 136, 137, 156, 
157, 161, 180, 181, 182, 214, 
283 

" Widow 74 

" William, 1, 2, 4, 133, 154, 

158 

Harris, Joseph 306 

Nathaniel, 4, 28, 33, 36, 39, 
43, 44, 46, 5 6 » 6 5, 6 9> 73, 80, 
84, 86, 87,91,92, 93, 94,98, 
99, 100, 103, 106, 107, 108, 
in, 114, 120, 122, 127, 132, 
134, 135, 137, i3 8 , J39, Hi, 

142, 144, 145, 146, 148, 154, 
155, 157, 159, 161, 167, 169, 

171, 172, 173, 175, 178, 180, 
181, 186, 188, 193, 194, 199, 
200, 201, 206, 211, 212, 214, 
217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 229, 
231, 232, 237, 240, 247, 249, 
250, 253, 258, 260, 262, 266, 

' 269, 282, 288, 289, 291, 295, 



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Harris, Nathaniel {Continued) 

3°°, 3°3, 3°6, 3"» 3 l6 , 
320 

" Timothy ... 70, 73, 80 
Hastings, Benjamin, 26, 114, 129, 
130, 13*1 J 32, 146, 154, 158, 

168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 
174, 175, 176, 178, 181, 183, 
187, 204, 208, 212, 214, 224, 
234, 238, 244, 251, 254, 256, 
259, 261, 301, 307, 313, 320 

" Ebenezer, 168, 188, 191, 
193, 201, 211, 219, 271, 274, 
280, 290, 308 

" Hannah . . . 277, 284 
John, 56, 70, 73, 85, 103, 
105, 138, 139, HO, 154, 168, 

169, 170, 181, 188, 190, 200, 
203, 208, 209, 210, 211, 214, 
222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 239, 

289, 295, 298, 300 
" Joseph . . 26, 85, 87, 99 

" Samuel 1 

Headley, John 91 

Heard, Zachary 316 

Heffery, Mary 302 

Heirs, Joseph 302 

Helmet, Abigail 212 

Henderson, John . . . 242, 281 
Hill, Jacob, 150, 173, 176, 177, 186, 
211, 246, 289 

" Sarah 150 

" Thomas 44 

Hoar, John 223 

Holdin, Constable .... 139 
" Henry . 273, 277, 279, 281 
" Isaac . . . . 214, 263 

" J 98 

John 75 

" Joseph, 1, 3, 69, 73, 83, 86, 

98 

" Joshua 80 

Holland, John 26 

" Mary 1 

" Stephen . . . . 46, 48 

Holley, Mary 8 

Homans, Thos., 231, 232, 302, 308, 
3 12 , 3*9 

Hook, Margaret 283 

Wm 283, 288 

Hooper, Hannah, 135, 140, 144, 146, 
147, 148, 150, 236 
" Henry, Dr. . . 94, 149 
Hunt, John, Gentleman, 211, 229, 
231, 232, 265, 267, 269, 308, 
3 12 , 3H 

Hurd, Hard Richard ... 29 

Peter 66 

Hurley, Jane 217 

Jackson, Samuel 19 



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Page. 

Jennison, John 175 

ik Mary .... 151, 261 
" Samuel, 13, 125, 188, 192, 
201, 238, 269, 295, 299 

" William 151 

Jones. James 91 

" John ...... 112 

Kimball, John, 1, 28, 36, 56, 59, 65, I 
74, 83, 123, 127, 128, 205, 
229, 242, 252, 275, 2S0 I 

King, John 5 

" Rachel 198 

" Richard, 217, 22c, 230, 

259 

Knap. Knop James . 21, 189. 214 
" Jeams .... 136, 137 

" Mary 6, 7 

Laurence, George, 11, 15, 21, 27, 34, 
35, 40, 41, 43, 47, 50, 61, 67, 
80, 81, 82, 84, 87, 89, 92, 96, 
98, 100, 116, 133, 136 

" John 27, 138 

u William, 172, 1S5, 195, 211, 
226, 252 

Learned. Bez'l 308 

" David, 204, 218, 258, 265, 

267 

" Henry 303 

M Joshua, 80, 178, 204, 213, 
219, 222, 254, 262 
Mary, 39. 43, 57, 79, 91, 
93, 9 6 , 97, 104, 108, 112, 
122, 129, 131, 132, 133, 135, 

137, 139, 146, 194, 199, 202, 
204, 209, 211, 213, 215, 222, 
229, 247, 251, 233, 236, 255, 

261, 269, 2S7, 301, 305, 319 

" Mr 40, 56, 63 

Mrs 78, 88 

u Thomas, 2, 5, 7, 10, 17, 22, 
24, 25, 27, 43 
" Widow, 36, 42, 64, 86, 

131 

Livermore, David, 258, 262, 306, 
308,313,320 j 

■ Dea 92 

" James 112 

" Josiah ..... 1, 271 
Oliver, 44, 56, 59, 83, 84, 
85, 120, 123, 163, 167, 173, 
182, 188, 190, 198, 200, 203, 
218, 224, 226, 227, 231, 232, I 
237, 239, 242, 243, 253, 258, 
260, 269, 273, 277, 282, 288, 
294, 3 QI 

" Richard, Lt. . . . 1 
" Samuel, 28, 70, 74, 83, 84, 
85. 100, 103, 120, 122, 129, 
131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 

138, 139, 141, 143, 145, 147, 



Page. 

Livermore, Samuel. Continued 

148, 150, 154, 158, 159, 169, 

170, 182, 183, 215, 233, 237, 

270, 271 

" Thomas, 5, 6, 69, 77, 84, 87, 
91, 94, 100 

MacAlexander, John ... 58 

Maccoy. Alex 29, 66 

Macleland, Jane .... 88. 90 
Maddocks, Daniel .... 180 
" John, 123, 173, 180, 189, 
209, 223, 235, 247 

" Joshua 180 

" Mary, 176, 177, 186, 196, 
198, 208, 209, 211, 218, 224, 
236, 3i7 

William 288 

" Ruth . . . 173, 223, 233 
Marritt. Amos ... 19, 76, 205 
" Edward, 19, 76, 125, 127, 

296 

Mason, Joseph, 1, 2. 3. 5. 12, 27, 29, 

35,43, 44, 48, 5°, 5 6 > 57, 59, 
65, 69. 73, 74, 77, 81, 84, 87, 
89, 90, 92, 95, 97, 98, 102, 
103, 106, 107, 108, in, 113, 
114, 120, 132, 134, 136, 139, 
146, 163, 165, 166, 167, 170, 

171, 172, 176, 180, 181, 188, 
190, 198, 200, 206, 208, 215, 
221, 222, 223, 226, 229, 230, 
237, 238, 243, 245, 250, 252, 
256, 257, 260, 262, 269, 271, 
273, 277, 282, 2S8, 289, 294, 

300, 301, 304, 312, 320 
M Thaddeus .... 215 
Mead, Meed, David. 4. 2S, 34. 36, 
43, 48, 58, 61, 65, 72, 74, 80, 
82, 116, 124 
" Hopestill. 114, 115, 129, 
134, 147, 161, 163, 169, 182, 
186, 242 

" Israel. 239, 243, 268, 269, 
286, 292, 299, 302 

Mills, Mr 30 

Miriam, Rebecca . . . .178, 192 

Mirich. John 233 

Mixer, Widow 74, 124 

Morley. Jno 246 

Munroe. Marritt 180 

Murch. Susanna . . . .302,306 
Nightingale. Samuel . . . 114 
Norcross. Jeremiah ... 9, 104 

" Nathaniel, 16, 123, 154, 
168, 170, 268, 296 
Nutting. Samuel . . . . . 211 

Oglesbee. Jane 304 

Orms, Ormes, John, 16, 21, 26, 36, 
44, 46, 51, 64, 75, 77 
Osbourne, William .... 21 



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Page. 

Overin, John 215 

Page, Jona 13 

Park, Richard 63, 173 

Parker, Jacob 259 

" Josiah 66 

" Nathaniel .... 293 
Parkhurst, Sam'l, 70, 71, 73, 139, 

214 

Palfrey, Palfry, Wm . . . 247 
Palmer, Stephen . . 150, 181, 197 
Parry (See Perry). 
Patterson, Joseph . 67, 71, 85, 214 
Perkins, Mary .... 171, 172 

Perry, Ebenezer 307 

" Josiah, 1, 16, 18, 22, 34, 36, 

43> 66 > 7o, 73> l6 6, i73» i9°> 
196, 197, 212, 214, 215, 226, 
238, 249, 258, 262, 280, 286, 
29 2 > 3 J 5 

Mr. ...... . 93 

" Nathan . . . 290, 295 
" Sam'l. . 104, 105, 123, 206 
Phillips, Benj. . . . 104, 105, 120 

Pierce, Parce, Peirce, Isaac, 4, 56, 
59, 71, 85, 120, 124 
John . 56, 59, 63, 154, 
158 

" Joseph, 1, 134, 138, 140, 

147, 154, i57 
" Josiah . . 142, 149, 152 
" Samuel, 29, 35, 38, 39, 46, 
49. 56, 69, 73, 76, 77, 79» 84, 
9 1 * 93. 94, 95' 9 8 ' 99' 100, 
103, 118, 120, 128, 135, 138, 
149, 150, 154, 157, 170, 181, 
213,214 

" Stephen . ". . . 59, 67 

Pike, Picke 146 

Prat, Mickel 59 

Prentice, Samuel, 289, 294, 295, 301, 

" Smith .... 259, 290 
Pressons, William .... 189 
Priest, Joseph, 116, 124, 143, 149, 
152, 169, 182 

Quincy, J 161 

Randal, John 292 

" Samuel . . . 239, 243 

" Widow 147 

Ransford, Nathan .... 148 

Reed, Josiah 26 

" Thomas 66 

Rook, Hornore 302 

Ross, Mary 196 

Russell 214 

" Widow 192 

Saltmarsh, Thos., 113, 123, 124, 129, 
131, 136, 144, 161, 162, 175, 
183, 194, 201, 211, 212, 215, 
218, 222, 224, 229, 236, 239, 



Page. 

Saltmarsh, Thos. Continued 

243, 247, 257, 258, 264, 269, 
290, 302, 308, 320 

Sampson 171 

Sanderson, Benj. . . . 139, 147 

" Dea 4, 93 

" Edward . . 117, 121 

" Isaac . . 201, 209, 295 

" Jona, 56, 67, 83, 84, 102, 

154, 156, 182 
" Samuel .... 124 

" Thomas .... 139 

Sanger, David, 180, 236, 246, 247, 
3°5' 3 J 3 

Sawin, John, 56, 103, 115, 117, 119, 
134, 138, 140, 147, 149, 154, 
157, 159, 205, 213, 218, 228, 
252, 258, 263, 264, 266, 268, 
269, 281, 282, 287, 292, 300 

" Samuel 29 

" Stephen, 218, 222, 250, 287, 

2 93 

Sawtle, Richard 27 

Shanham, Samuel . . 67, 72, 73 

Shattuck, Amos 21 

" Joseph 73 

Philip 21 

" William 29 

Sherman, Joseph 57 

Mr 4 

" Nathaniel . 19, 26, 44, 55 
Shurlo, James . . . . 67 72, 73 
Smith, Ephraim, 12, 30, 41, 66, 68, 
73, 81, 87, 99, 100, 
101 

" Elisha, 55, 57, 70, 71, 104, 

124 

" John, 70, 73, 74, 108, 120, 
124, 129, 132, 134, 
144 

" Jonas, 67, 87, 89, 90, 100, 
in, 117, 120, 122, 124, 145, 
154, 158, 182 
" Jonas .... 237, 270 
" Joseph . . .19, 76, 246 
" Nathaniel 139, 234, 246 
" Zacariah, 2, 5, 16, 69, 84 

Spear, Robt 58, 82 

Spring, Henry, 120, 130, 131, 132, 
160, 170, 181, 191, 192, 195, 
199, 213, 215, 237, 274, 277, 
280, 288, 300, 310 

" John 76 

11 Mr 93 

Stearns, David, 20, 32, 34, 45, 49, 
61, 74> 139 

" Daniel 259 

" George . . . 138, 139 
" Isaac ... 69, 169, 182 
" John . 36, 41, 42, 46, 71 



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Page. 

Stearns, Josiah, 127, 128, 195, 213, 
218, 222, 228, 231, 244, 257, 
258, 262, 264, 265, 282, 288, 
300, 306, 313 
" vSamuel, 4, 10, 12, 19, 23, 
26, 27, 29, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 
41, 56, 58, 60, 66, 67, 88, 89, 
95, 96, 101, 104, 120, 139 

William 246 

Stewart, Hepzibah .... 226 

Stoddard, Ela 139 

Stone, David 282 

Ebenezer, 11,35, 44, 47,65, 
120, 163, 187, 197, 200, 201, 

212, 217, 221, 223, 229, 232, 
251, 26l, 265, 3II, 316 

Jona, 5, 51, 117, 122, 250, 
263 

" Nathl . . . 272, 276, 281 
" Storer, Seth, 34, 56, 74, 83, 
86, 100, 116, 123, 136, 166, 
167, 168, 175, 185, 189, 193, 
198, 211, 232, 234, 239, 249, 
2 55> 259, 2 7o, 285, 290, 303, 
304, 309, 315, 319 
Stowel, John, 1, 8, 70, 73, 160, 162, 
170, 178, 180, 188, 190, 213, 
224, 238 

" Samuel . . 18, 175, 258 

Straight, Mr 40 

" Thomas .... 46, 241 

Stratton, David 85 

" Deborah 175 

" Jabez, 75, 79, 81, 85, 98, 
104, 105, 114, 134, 147, 154, 
163, 169, 181, 213 

" Jona 175 

" Joseph . 11, 65, 67, 70, 71 
" Joshua 247, 298, 300, 308 

" Mary 135 

" Samuel, 139, 200, 207, 218, 
222, 223, 237, 239, 243, 246, 
247, 299, 303, 307, 316 
" Thomas . . 55, 57, 114 
Tayntor, John, 67, 71, 120, 133, 138, 
i39» 146, 154, 167, 168, 188, 
190, 200, 204, 207, 210, 213, 
218, 224, 225, 226, 234, 238, 
240, 243, 256, 290, 295, 299, 
303, 307, 313 
Thatcher, Ebenezer, 46, 47, 139, 142, 
143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 
201, 212, 250, 257, 263, 266, 
268 

" John 46, 47 

11 Samuel, 47, 56, 61, 80, 187, 

268 

Thaxter, Col . 241 

Thornton, Ebenezer, 178, 179, 180, 
188, 190, 199, 201, 208, 210, 



Page. 

Thornton, Ebenezer. Continued. 

218, 222, 239, 243, 259, 262, 
264, 266, 268, 289, 290, 295, 
301, 308, 320 
Tozier, John .... 59, 159, 189 

Train, Thomas 214 

Trovvls, John 189 

Underwood, Jona 142 

Ruth 142 

Viles, John, 69, 73, 81, 84, 98, 104, 
105, 223 

Waldo, Cornelius 205 

Walker, Nathaniel. . . 129, 131 

Ward, Mr 242 

Ward, William . . 180,192,302 

Warrin, Daniel 36 

" John 21, 26 

" Joshua, 11, 82, 83, 84, 98, 
123, 171, 191, 205, 208, 223, 
241, 257, 316, 319 
" Margaret, 108, 114, 115, 
129, 134, 147, 149, 173, 185, 
186, 195, 199, 211, 217, 223, 
233> 2 44, 247, 253, 254, 
256 

" Mehetable .... 148 
" Nathaniel .... 159 
" Samuel . .214, 258, 262 
Webb, Widow Deliverance, 38, 
40, 50, 51, 64, 65, 75, 77, 81, 
98, 114, 147, 163, 172, 185, 
192, 195, 199, 217, 219, 225, 
232, 247, 248, 253, 262, 289, 

295.3I3' 3i5, 3i9 

" William 29 

Wellington, John 239 

" Joseph, 102, 188, 190, 201, 
243> 244, 256, 257, 258, 262, 
308, 312 

" Thomas, 3, 74, 171, 207, 
228, 242, 279, 295 

Wheat, Dr 135, 248 

" Mary 131 

White, Andrew, 1, 4, 85, 87, 117, 
122, 168, 170, 188, 190, 191, 
228, 239, 241, 243, 254, 256, 
257. 275, 292, 301 

" John 194 

" Samuel 73 

" Stephen . 70, 124, 154, 158 
" William, 11, 16, 26, 36,56, 
154, 215 

Whitney, Benjamin, 84, 88, 89, 92, 
94, 95, 9 6 > 9 8 > IJ 4, 148, 213, 
223, 247 

" Daniel, 5, 26, 50, 70, 73, 74, 
80, 99, 114, 138, 139, 154, 
160, 169, 171, 207, 214, 218, 
223, 258, 239, 254, 262, 284, 
287, 288, 289, 294, 299, 300, 



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Page. 

Whitney, Daniel. Continued. 

3 OI > 3°3> 3°7, 3 o8 > 3 r 3> 3 l6 » 
320 

" David 154 

11 Elnathan. . 5,13,42,50 
" James ... 59, 104, 105 
" John, 188, 189, 190, 201, 
204, 213, 224 
" Joseph 148, 159, 168, 171 

" Martha 93 

Williams, Isaac 23 

" John .... 180, 192 
" Timothy ... 176, 186 
" Warham, 34, 74, 83, 100, 
116, 136, 152 
" William, 27, 36, 56, 63, 64, 
70, 73, 78, 80, 85, 90, 91, 93, 



Page. 

Williams, William. Continued. 

94,98, 99, 100, 104, 112, 114, 
121, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 
138, 139, 140, 147, 154, 155, 
158, 163, 165, 166, 169, 
181 

Woolson, Wolson Joseph . . 28 

" Sarah 196 

Wollcot, Benjamin .... 108 

" Joseph 108 

Wright, Mary 75 

Wyeth, John .... 234, 240 
" Widow, 11, 28, 30, 34, 41, 
44, 47, 50, 66, 68, 81, 96, 99, 
101, 115, 116, 129, 132, 133, 
135, 144, 146, 148, 152 
Wyman, Wymon Phineas . . 75 



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Page. 

Accounts between Waltham and 
Watertown, 169, 170, 181 
Alteration of Town Ways, 145, 203 
Ammunition .... 207. 301 

Balls Place V 263 

Bank's Landing Place by Charles 
River let out, 199, 265, 266 

Barnstable 212 

Bed Cord for Margret Warrin, 247 

Bell 306 

Bills of Credit .... 3, 24, 31 
Bisco's Orchard . . . 205, 276 
" Common Orchard . . 271 
Black Birds . . . 235, 252, 269 
Bonds for sale of land, 199, 213, 

215 

Boston, 88, 94, 108, 171, 177, 180, 
196, 198, 236 

Boston Market 106 

Britches and Hat for E. Smith, 62 
Bridge . . .12, 22, 25, 28, et al. 
Brook, Bever, 11, 26, 45, 99, 123, 
124, 134, 147 
" Chester . . . .11, 134 
" Master's . 11,98, 125, 127 



" Melt 217 

" Stoney 11 

" out of Nathaniel Harris's 

meadow 4 

Brookfield 212 

Brookline 67 

Bulls Hill 11 



Page. 

Burying Place . 117, 121, 204, 293 
"• " to be enlarged 121 
Cambridge . 19, 150, 179, 226, 241 
" Line . . . 123, 171, 204 

Cape Fear 74 

Chairs for Schoolhouse . 114, 209 
Charles River, 88, 89, 90, 95, 101, 
129, 151, 173. 174, 178, 199, 
231, 233, 245, 284 
Charles River Landing Place, 101, 

108 

Charlestown 98, 109 

Committee to settle disputes about 

land 153 

" on Highways . . . 215 
" to prosecute Nathaniel 
Harris for incroachment 
on town land . 144, 220 
(See also Incroachments.) 

Concord 254 

" Court 302, 306 

Country Road, 105, 117, 122, 123, 

171 

* Roads to be left 4 rods 
wide and Private Ways 2 



rods wide .... 000 

Cross Road 124 

Dam 63 

Day's work, eight hours . . 219 
Deer, protection of . 197, 218, 222 

Dirty Green 192 

Dogs 318 



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Page. 

Dugg Hill 71 

Dummer's Farm, 117, 124, 153, 157 
Elbo Hill . . 124, 191, 262, 282 

" Lane 227 

Fine for inhabitants carrying 
wares or provisions to 
Boston market. . . 107 
Fishing in Charles River . 178, 179 

Framingham 8, 196 

Funeral of S. Stearns, provisions 

for 19 

" and expense ... 23 
" Mary Allen .... 28 
" H. Hooper .... 150 

E. Smith 87 

Glass at Meeting House . . 297 
Gown provided for Widow Wyeth, 

39 

Gravel Hill 251 

Great Gate across Town Way near 

J. Coolidge's ... 199 

Great Hills 124 

Great Plain .... 67, 125, 155 

Groton 108 

Hampshire County ... 46, 47 
Hat and Briches for E. Smith, 44 
Hearse Cloth ... 9, 13, 14, 37 
Highways, Surveyors, Bounds 

(See Surveyors). 
Highway laid out near dwelling 

house of Mrs. Stratton on 

Great Plain .... 70 

" Lands 298 

Hopkinton 175 

Horses to be fettered . . 153, 310 
" By-law concerning, 141, 
142, 157 

Hoster's Corner 93 

Incroachments on highways, 63, 64, 
66, 77, 84, 85, 88, 89, 90, 95, 
96, 101 

" on town land by Nathaniel 
Harris .... 216, 220 
Indians petition to fish in Charles 

River 178 

Innholders 39 

Islands in River 267 

sold. . .267,268 
Jacket for E. Smith .... 73 

Jenison's Lane 204 

Jury 158 

King's Common, 173, 242, 256, 273, 
278, 292, 294 
Land adjoining highway sold, (See 
also Com. on Lands), 111, 
121, 148, 152, 155, 261, 264, 
272, 277, 310, 311 
Land sold, money reed, to be used 
for Grammar and English 
schools 121 



Page, 

Land Grant of 2,000 acres to Water- 
town 6 

Land Grant Committee to survey 

the same 7 

Land Grant at Wachusett . 235 
Land Grant to Watertown, 101, 104 
106, 108, 1 09 
" " to be used for support 
of Schools & Bridge, 111 
Landing place & banks by Charles 
River to be let . . . 226 

Landing Place 83, 86 

Land & watering place by Na- 
thaniel Harris . . . 235 
Lexington . . 19, 179, 180, 191 
Man and team to be paid 12s. per 

day 219 

Manchester 21 

Marblehead 18 

Market in Boston .... 106 
" to prevent Watertown from 
carrying goods to . . 107 

Marlboro . .- 7 

Marsh, Dea. Fisk's .... 86 

Medfield 179 

Meeting-house, 124, 216, 224, 244, 
247, 257, 280, 292, 295, 297, 

3°5> 3i 2 » 3 T 7 
Meeting-house glass, 190, 193, 198, 
201, 208 

" " porch .... 235 
" " steeple . .251, 259 
" " seating of, 210, 211, 
225, 226, 230, 231, 232 
Meeting House Hill . . . 21,93 

Middle Road 105 

Mill 155 

" Creek 267 

Minister's salary 168 

Ministry rate 14, 33 

Ministerial House, 166, 167, 168, 
169, 216, 244, 259, 288, 298, 303, 
3°4, 3°7, 316 
Ministerial House Place . . 318 

Natick 179 

Needham 179 

New Bridge 147 

Newton, 21, 76, 108, 131, 173, 179, 

226 

" line 124 

New town way .... 141, 152 

North highway 51 

North Road 105 

Pain's Lot 203 

Perry's Lane 204, 234 

Petition for Court to make more 
certain the bounds of Pub- 
lic Way against the Mill 

Creek 265 

Petit Jurors 167 



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Page. 

Pews to return to the Town . 248 

Plot of Town 55 

Pond Field 83, 121 

Pond Meadow ... 44, 74, 124 
Pound, 7, 12, 86, 124, 127, 195, 244, 
286, 291, 303, 306, 313 
Preambulation of Town bounds, 
18, 19, 44, 81, 124, 173, 212, 
224, 296 

Precinct Westerly desires to set 

off 89 

Proceeds of land sold, given to 
Seth Storer . . . 229 

Proprietor's land 260 

Providence 171 

Prospect Hill 67,124 

Public Road from Waltham line to 
Cambridge line . . 203 

Rats, Bounty for 269 

Register of births and plot of 
town, by N. Sherman, 
Town votes to buy, 55, 57 
Report of Com. to adjust town 

ways, 203, 210 

Rhum for funeral 150 

Road Surveyors' districts (See Sur- 
veyor). 

Road new, near Allin Flagg's, cost 

of 184 

Roxbury 6 

Salem 20, 28, 151, 175 

Selectmen's meeting, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 
8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 31, 
3 2 , 36, 37, 39, 4o, 41, 87, 95, 
113, 144, 151, 158, 171, 173, 
176, 181, 183, 244, 247 

Scituate 108, 239, 260 

Schools (see also School Houses 
and School Masters), 2, 6, 
12, 13, 14, 76, 77, 82, 88, 89, 
90, 166, 167, 168, 171, 189, 
191, 193, 198, 2ci, 216, 219, 
234, 240, 248, 255, 259, 260, 
262, 269, 270, 291, 295, 304, 
309, 312, 319 
School Houses, 2, 5, 16, 30, 31, 32, 
34, 36, 37, 3 8 , 39, 4°, 42, 43, 
44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 5°, 5 1 , 
5 2 > 54, 9 1 * 93, 95, 9^, 99> 
100, 207, 212, 252 
School Masters, 20, 79, 102, 105, 
no, 114, 115, 129, 132, 134, 
149, 150, 152, 203, 211, 222, 
233, 243 

Schools to receive the benefit of 
land sold by the Town, 
121, 148 

11 Neglect of duty of Asses- 
sors in not levying the rate, 
39, 46 



Page. 

Schools, Recommendations of 
Gen'l Court concerning, 
61, 62, 64, 66 
Shattuck's Spring .... 263 

Sherburne 179 

Sherman's Lane 105 

Shifts and shirts for town poor, 28, 
*49> 3*5 

Shirt cloth and shoes for town 
poor . . . . 39, 80, 317 
Shops on south side Charles River, 

267 

Smelt Brook 26, 257 

" " Bridge .... 163 

Squadron line 71 

Squirrels 235, 252, 269 

Stocks .... 187, 218, 225, 306 

S tough ton 46 

Strawberry Hill . . . 274, 280 

Sudbury 209 

Suit against town by Fish, Cool- 

idge, & Stearns . . 100 

Suffield 46, 47 

Suffolk County . . . . 46, 67 
Surveyor's highway bounds, 36, 

59, 74, 87, 105, 123, 191, 
223, 244, 262 
Swine, 2, 16, 34, 36, 56, 68, 70, 101, 

104, 117, 121, 153, 155, 166, 

168, 192, 201, 216, 219, 239, 
286, 293, 318 
Tainters Tayntor's Lane, 124, 191, 

204 

Timber nuisance on banks of 
Charles River, 185, 190, 
193, 284, 296 
Timber saw pit . . . 217,220 

Town lands 271 

Town Division, Waltham . . 164 
" votes not to meet by turns 
in the public meeting- 
houses 7 

Town Way leading to river, 95, 97 
" " laid out from Country 
road across to school house, 

Town Way through John Hayne's 

land 32 

Training Field 277 

Tread away Bridge . . 187,320 
Treadaway Brook .... 217 
Treasurer of Watertown to pay 
Province Treas, Water- 
town's proportion of 50,000- 
pound loan . . 7, 12, 14 

Undivided lands 260 

Wachuset Farm . . 190, 240, 256 
Waltham, 162, 165, 169, 170, 173, 
174, 177, 180, 182, 183, 193, 
195, 204, 225, 226, 233, 235, 



Index to Subjects. 



331 



Page. 

Waltham. Continued. 

236, 251, 262, 270, 283, 296, 
3°4, 3*9 

Waltham sells land belonging to 
Watertown . . 314, 315 

Warned out of town, 6, 8, 18, 19, 
22, 46, 67, 72, 75, 88, 90, 
108, 131, 150, 151, 171, 175, 
178, 180, 191, 194, 195, 196, 
198, 209, 211, 212, 226, 236, 
2 53> 277, 283, 302, 304 

Watering place, 220, 243, 252. 269, 

Webb, Widow, inventory of her 
effects .... 50, 52, 79 

Western Precinct desires to be set 
off 32, 84, 88 

West Meeting-house . . . 124 



Page. 

Weston, 6, 19, 22, 23, 28, 29, 40, 78, 
88, 91, 101, 103, 104, 108, 
in, 112, 124, 129, 131, 174, 
180, 183, 195, 233, 251, 270, 
283 

Wethersfield 75 

Wevmouth 180 

Whelm, 26, 44, 186, 237, 287, 288, 
289, 306, 326 

Whitney's land 171 

11 Lane 306 

Winding Street ..... 27 
Wind Mill, 275, 279, 280, 286. 293 

Wire Weir 194 

Woburn ... 75, 143, 176, 218 

Worcester 21 

Work house . 106, 108, 178, 179 



RECORDS 

OF 

BIRTHS DEATHS 

AND 

MARRIAGES 



SECOND BOOK 

CONTINUED FROM 

JAN. 1ST I738 TO OCT. 26TH l822 



WATERTOWN NEW ENGLAND 
ANNO DOMINI 1723 

SECOND BOOK 

OF 

Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

Second Book Continued. 

[85] 



decemb r . 1737. water town divided, 
Record of Births & Deaths. 

After the Town was Divided. Recorded Joseph Mason Esq' 

Town Clerk. 



Elizebeth Child Daughter to Jonathan & Elizebeth Child born 
Jan y . 1 1737 / 8. 

Abigail Bright Daughter to Joseph and Elizebeth Bright born 

February y e 2 5 th . 1737/8. 
Jefse Williams. Son to William and Experance Williams born y e 

26 of June 1737. 

Silas Coollidge Son to John and Mercy Coolidge born the 28 th of 
June 1736. 

Mary Learned Daughter of y e Widow Mary Learned Deceafed 
April 2 d . 1738. 

Joseph Patafon son to Joseph & Lydia Patafon born y e 15 th . day of 
Aug*: 1738. 

John Bisco Son to Thomas and Abigail Bisco born the 10th day 
of April 1738. 

Sarah Brown Daughter to John & Hannah Brown Born Nov'. 1. 1738. 
Sarah Flagg (Daughter to John Flagg Deceafed & Hannah his 

Wife) Deceafed the 16 th June 1737. 
Amos Livermore Son to Oliver & Ruth Livermore born 28 th day of 

July 1737. 

Lydia Murch Daughter to William & Sufanna Murch born March 
13 th 1734/5 

William Murch Son to William & Sufanna Murch born Sep'. 3 d 1 736. 
Sarah Coollidge Daughter to Simon & Abia Coollidge born the 

11 th of August 1738. 
John Saltmarfti Son to Tho s and Mary Saltmarfh born y e 29 th of 

November 1738. 

Rebecca Wellington Daughter to Joseph and Dorcas Wellington 

born y e 4 th of Sep'. 1737. 
Hannah Taynter Daughter to John & Joanna Taynter born y e 14 th 

of Feb y . 1723. 

Rebecca Taynter Daughter to John & Joanna Taynter born y e 14 
of Aug st . 1725 



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Sufanna Taynter Daughter to John & Joanna Taynter born y e 
29 th of July 1727 

Joanna Taynter Daughter to John & Joanna Taynter born y e 10 th 

of December 1730. 
John Taynter Son to John & Joanna Taynter born the 12 th of 

August 1732. 

Ann Taynter Daughter to John & Joanna Taynter born the 1 2 of 
Aug 51 . 1734. 

Samuel Taynter Son to John & Joanna Taynter born the 25 th of 
March 1737. 

Simon Taynter (an Aged man) Deceafed the 19 th of January 
1738/9. 

Samuel Coollidge Son to Nath 1 . & Grace Coollidge born y e 13 of 

February 1738 / 9. 
Thomas Traine An Aged Man Deceafed January the 2 2 d . 1738. 
Rebecca Bright Deceased, June the 20 th . 1736. 
Abigail ) Lawrance (twins) Daughters to William & Mary Law- 
& Mercy ) ranee born the 9 th of May, 1739. 
Sufanna Thatcher Daughter to Ebenezer & Sufanna Thatcher 

born the 3 d day of July 1739. 
David Coollidge Son to David and Mary Coollidge born the 3 d 

day of Sep r . 1738. 
Samuel Sawin Son to Stephen & Abigail Sawin born the 17 th . of 

February 1737 / 8. 
Jonathan Coolidge Goddin Son to William Goddin & Martha 

Goddin born the 31 of Jan y . 1738/9. 
Joseph Whitney Son to Joseph & Mary Whitney born the 13 th of 

March 1737 / 8. 

John Spring Son to Henry & Kezia Spring born the 13 th day of 
April 1732. 

Con vers Spring Son to Henry & Keziah Spring born the 30 th of 
December 1734. 

Sarah Spring Daughter to Henry & Keziah Spring born the 25 th 

of February 1736/7. 
Alpheus Spring Son to Henry & Keziah Spring born the 10 th of 

May 1739. 

Esther Hoar Daughter to John & Esther Hoar born the 28 th of 

January 1738 / 9. 
Esther Hoar Wife of John Hoar Deceafed the 5 th of February 

1738/9. 

The Wid w Ruth Convers Deceafed the 16 th of March 1736/7. 
Mary Parce Daughter of Sam 1 & Rebecca Parce Deceafed the 

6 th of Novemb r . 1737. 
M r Samuel Parce Deceafed the 17 th of November 1737. 
Benjamin Parce Son to Samuel & Rebecca Parce Deceafed 

the 19 th of NovemV. 1737. 
Sarah Parce Daughter to Samuel & Rebecca Parce Deceafed 

the 21 of Novemb r . 1737. 
The widow Rebecca Parce Deceafed the 4 of March 1737/8. 



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Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



113 



[86] Marriages. 

1737 

June 14 th . Benjamin Dix and Mehitable Sanderfon both of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d . M r Seth Storer Min- 
ister of y e Gospel. 

1737. Sep r 8 th . Thomas Bisco and Abigail Mason both of Water- 
town were joined in mariage by the Rev d m r Seth Storer. 
Minifter of y e Gospel. 

1737 Nov r 10 th Joseph Coollidge and Esther Mason both of 
Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev M r Seth Storer 
Minifter of y e Gospel. 

1737/8 Jan ry : 10 th ; Henry Fish of NewMedfield and Mary Stone 

of Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev M r Seth 

Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
1737/8 Feb r . i st Daniel Warrin of Shrewsbury and Hannah 

Bond of Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev M r Seth 

Storer Minifter of the Gospel. 

1738. Nov r . 23 th Nathan Munro of Lexington & Mercy Benjamin 
of Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d M r Seth 
Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 

1738 Decemb r . 7 th Samuel Stratton of Watertown & Hannah 
Grover of Cambridge were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d M r 
Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel in Watertown. 

1738 Dec r . 26 th . John Rogers of Weftborough & Sufanna Cuttin 
of Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d M r Seth Storer 
Minifter of y e Gospel. 

Midd x : fs. Feb y . 5. 1739. 

Samuel Child and Elizabeth Berry both of Watertown were 

joined in marriage by Joseph Mason Justice of peace. 

thus far 
returned copy 
to ye clerk peace 

Midd x : County. July 18 th 1740. William Peters of Salem and 
Elizebeth Smith of Cambridge were joined in marriage ^ 
Joseph Mason Jus th peace. 

Midd x : County. January 21. 1740. 

Joseph Hide of Newton and Sufanna Livermore of Watertown 
were joined in Marriage ^ Joseph Mason Ju s . p s . 

May 1. 1739. John Sawin Jun r and Sarah Stratton both of Water- 
town were joined in marriage by y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Min- 
ifter of y e Gospel in s d Town. 

June 14 th 1739. Jonathan Stratton and Elizebeth Sawin both of 
Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d . M r Seth Storer. 
Minifter of y e Gospel. 

October 11. 1739. Nath 1 . Perry of Sherbourn and Elizebeth 
Mason of Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d M r 
Seth Storer. Minifter of the Gospel. 

Novemb r . 23. 1739. James Grimes & Kezia Chadwick both of 



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Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d M r Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Feb y . i. 1739/40. John Gleafon & Dorothy Godding both of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d M r Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Feb y : 19 1739/40. Ebenezer Goddard & Abigail White both of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel. 
June 26. 1740. Stanton Prentice of Lancafter & Mercy Jenison 

of Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Aug 51 . 21. 1740. John Hoar & Elizebeth Coollidge both of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d Seth Storer Minifter 

of y e Gospel. 

Sep r . 25 1740. Samuel Cooke & Susanna Cooke both of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage by the Rev d M r Seth Storer 
Minifter of y e Gospel in s d Town. 

[87] Marriages Confumated. 

Decemb r . 24. 1740, Isaac Sanderfon & Kezia Bright both of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d M r . Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel. 
April 30 th . 1 7 41. Eliphalet Robbins of Newton and Jemima 

Norcrofs of Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Midd x : fs. Benjamin Mason & Martha Farbanks both of Sher- 

bourn were joined in Marriage Sep r . 28 th 1741. By Joseph Mason 

Justice peace, 
thus far returned 

Midd*. fs. May 3 d : 1742. Joseph Mason jun r and Grace Bond both 
of Watertown were joined in Marriage By Joseph Mason Justice 
peace 

Midd x fs. Sep r 28 th . 1742. Jacob Calwell and Anna Hastings 
both of Watertown were joined in Marriage ^ Joseph Mason 
Justice of peace. 

Midd x : County March y e Second 1742. David Gleafson and Mercy 
Parry both of Watertown were joined in Marriage. 

5$ Joseph Mason Justice of peace. 

May 21. 1 741. Isaac Rice of Sudbury & Anna Mixer of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter 
of y c Gospel in Watertown. 

Oclx> r . 6. 1 741. Richard Clark & Ann Bright both of Watertown 
were joined in Marriage By y e Rev d M r Seth Storer minifter of 
y e Gospel in s d Town. 

0<5to r . 21 1742. James Hackleton & Hephzibah Coollidge both 
of Watertown were joined in Marriage By y e Rev d M r Seth 
Storer Minifter of y e Gospel in s d Town. 

0<5to r . 27 th . 1742. Daniel Bond and Elizebeth Barnard both of 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



Watertown were joined in marriage y e Rev d M r Seth Storer 
Minifter of y e Gospel in s d Town. 

January 27 th . 1742/3. Jonathan Woodward of Newton and Mary 
Brown of Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev d M r 
Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel in Watertown. 

Feb y . 22: 1742/3, Jonas Coollidge of Newton and Elizebeth 
Thornton of Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d 
M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel in Watertown. 

March 1. 1742 / 3. Sam 1 . Whitney & Mary Clark both of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage ^ the Rev d M r Seth Storer Min- 
ifter of y e Gofpel in s d Town. 

thus far Returned 

Midd\ fs. March 28. 1744. M r Jofiah Shattuck of Cambridge 

and M rs Abigail Stone of Lexington were joined in Marriage by 
Joseph Mason Justice of peace. 
Midd*. fs. May the 29 th 1744. Caleb Child and Lucy Underwood 

both of Wefton were joined in Marriage ^ Joseph Mason Ju s . p s . 
Midd x fs. June 6 th 1744. Henry Sawtle of Waltham and Sarah 

Harrington of Watertown were joined in Marriage 

^ Joseph Mason Ju s . of peace. 
Midd x : fs. March the 13 th . 1744. Jonas Twitchel of Sherbourn 

and Lydia Sawin of Watertown were joined in Marriage ^ 

Joseph Mason Juftice peace. 
Midd* fs. March 25. 1745. Joftvua Benjamin of Watertown and 

Sarah Ball of Concord were joined in Marriage ^ Joseph 

Mason Justice of peace. 

[88] Births and Deaths. 

Elijah Coollidge Son to John & Mercy Coollidge born the 4 th of 
June 1739. 

Anna Livermore Daughter to Oliver & Ruth Livermore born the 
8 th of May 1739. 

John Chenry Son of Ebenezer & Ruth Chenry born the fourth of 
October. 1739. 

The Widow Rachal Goddard Deceafed the 23 day of April 1740. 
Samuel Stratton Son to Samuel & Hannah Stratton born 28 th 
June 1739. 

William Benjamin Son to Jona n . & Hannah Benjamin born Janu- 
ary 16 th 1737 / 8. 

Jemima Cutting Daughter to George & Mary Cutting born the 10 th 
day of June 1732. 

Jofiah Bisco Son to Thomas & Abigail Bisco born the 18 th of July 
1740. 

Sarah Sawin Daughter to John & Sarah Sawin born the 10 th day 

of March 1739 / 40. 
Eunis Coollidge Daughter to Simon & Abia Coollidge born y e 

20 th March. 1739/40. 
Abigail Saltmarfh Daughter to Thomas & Mary Saltmarfli born 

May 9 th 1740. 



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Dorcas Wellington Daughter to Joseph & Dorcas Wellington born 

y e 31 day March 1740. 
John Gleafon Son to John & Dorithy Gleafon born the 1 day of 

March 1739 / 40. 
Joseph Whitney Son to Joseph & Mary Whitney born the 13 of 

March 1738 / 9. 

David Whitney Son to Joseph and Mary Whitney born the 21 of 
Jan y : 1740 / 1. 

Joanna Godding Daughter to William & Martha Godding born the 

21 of April 1 7 41. 
Benjamin Sawin Son to Stephen & Abigail Sawin born y e 12 of 

Feb y . 1739 / 40. 

Mary Child Daughter to Samuel & Elizabeth Child born the 13 th 
day of July 1741. 

Abigail Livermore Daughter to Oliver & Ruth Livermore born the 
12 day of April 17 41. 

Sarah Bemis Daughter to Jonathan & Anna Bemis Born the 8 th 
day of March 1739 / 40. 

Sarah Thatcher Daughter to Ebenezer & Sufanna Thatcher De- 
ceafed Oc~tob r . 3 d . 1741. 

Isaac Sanderfon Son to Isaac & Kezia Sanderfon born the 9 th day 
of OcW. 1 7 41. 

Ebenezer Thatcher Son to Ebenezer & Sufanna Thatcher Deceafed 

the 23 day of Oc~to r . 1741. 
Hannah Thatcher Deceafed the third Day of November. 1741. 
Eire Taynter Son to John and Joanna Taynter born the 20 th July 

1741. 

Sufanna Thatcher Daughter to Ebenezer & Sufanna Thatcher 

Deceafed Dec r : 2: 1741. 
Benjamin Whitney Son to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born April 

12 th : 1723. 

Abigail Whitney Daughter of Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born 
June 5 th . 1725. 

Simon Whitney Son to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born the 20 th of 
May 1727. 

Johanna Whitney Daughter to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born 
20 th Sep r . 1729. 

Mary Whitney Daughter to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born 
10 Sep r . 1731. 

Dorothy Whitney Daughter to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born 3 1 
of May 1733. 

Daniel W'hitney Son to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born the 7 th 
Decemb r . 1735. 

Jofhua Whitney Son to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born y e 3 d 
April 1737. 

Henry Whitney Son to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born y e 31 
Decemb r , 1738. 

Israel Whitney Son to Daniel & Dorothy Whitney born y e 6 th of 
August 1 7 41. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 117 

Mary Quiner Daughter to Thomas & Sarah Quiner born y e 11 th 
of Sep r . 1740. 

Simon Coollidge Son to Simon & Abia Coollidge born the 29 th of 
Decemb r 17 41. 

Mary Hastings Daughter to Benjamin & Mary Haftings born 

Feb y : 6 th 1726/7. 
Daniel Haftings Son to Benjamin & Mary Haftings born Sep r 1. 

1728. 

Mary Haftings Daughter to Benj n . & Mary Haftings Deceafed 
Sep r . 22 : 1728. 

Benjamin Haftings Son to Benjamin & Mary Haftings born July i st 

Hannah Hastings Daughter to Benjamin & Mary Haftings born 

March 23 d . 1733. 
Simon Hastings Son to Benjamin & Mary Hastings born March 

28 th . 1735. 

Jonas Hastings Son to Benjamin & Mary Hastings born January 
18 th 1736/7. 

Mary Hastings Daughter to Benjamin & Mary Haftings born 

March 9 th 1738 / 9. 
Mary Haftings Daughter to y e s d Benjamin and Mary Deceafed 

Sep r . 3. 1739. 

William Hastings Son to Benjamin & Mary Hastings born January 
17 th 1741 / 2. 

Nathanael Bright Deceafed the 14 th Day of December 1737. 
[89] Births & Deaths. 

Elizebeth Benjamin Daughter to Sam 1 . & Mary Benjamin born the 

31 of August 1739. 
John Maddocks Son to John & Mary Maddocks born the 20 th of 

March 1726 / 7. 

William Maddocks Son to John & Mary Maddocks born the 25 
Nov r . 1728. 

Mary Maddocks Daughter to John & Mary Maddocks born the 
18 th April 1 73 1. 

Jofhua Maddocks Son to John & Mary Maddocks born y e 3 d day 
of August. 

Dea n : Nathan Fisk Deceas't January. 26 th . 1740/ 1. 
Jofhua Perry Son to Josiah and Hannah Perry born the i st day of 
July. 1 741. 

Marftial Spring Son to Henry & Kezia Spring born the 19 th of 
Feb y . 1 741 / 2. 

Ann Biglo Daughter to Elieazer & Mary Biglo born y e 30 th of May 
1740. 

William Chenry Son to Ebenezer & Ruth Chenry born y e 26 th day 
of July 1742. 

Grace Mafon Daughter to Joseph and Grace Mason born the 2 1 
of May 1742. 



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Peter Stearns Son to Jofiah and Dorothy Stearns born y e 3 d Day 
of August. 1742 

Johannah Clark Daughter to Richard & Mary Clark born y e 31 st 
August 17 15. 

Rebecca Clark Daughter to Richard & Mary Clark born the 15 th 
of August 17 17. 

Uriah Clark Son to Richard & Mary Clark born the 26 th of May 
1721. 

Thomas Clark Son to Richard & Mary Clark born the 3 d of 
October 1722. 

Martha Clark Daughter to Richard and Mary Clark born the 

February 5 th 1724. 
Ruth Clark Daughter to Richard & Mary Clark was born July y e 

5 th : 1726. 

Richard Clark Son to Richard & Sarah Clark born July the 14 th . 
1732. 

Lydia Prentice Daughter to Sam 1 . & Elizebeth Prentice born 11 th 
March 1737 /8. 

Elizebeth Prentice Daughter to Sam el : & Elizebeth Prentice born 

the 2 d April 1741. 
Mercy Stratton Daughter of Mercy & John Stratton born the 23 of 

March 1734 / 5. 

Mary Grant Daughter to Chriftopher & Mercy Grant born the 17 th 

of March 1739 /40. 
Jonathan Benjamin Deceafed the 29 th . of August 1742. 
Rachal Goddard (Relict Widow of Josiah Goddard) Deceafed 

April y e 23 d . 1740. 

Abigail Goddard Daughter to Ebenezer & Abigail Goddard born V 

July y e 20th 1 741. 
Rachel Goddard Daughter to Ebenezer & Abigail Goddard born 

Sep r 22 d 1742. 

Ebenezer Thatcher Son to Ebenezer & Sufanna Thatcher born the 

15 of Jan y : 1742 / 3. 

Mary Wellington Daughter to Jofeph & Dorcas Wellington born 

y e 29 th of Novemb r . 1742. 
Mary Jenifon Daughter of Sam 1 . & Abigail Jenifon born June y e 

27 th . 1741. 

Jonathan Livermore Son to Oliver & Ruth Livermore born the 25 

of March 1743 (1742 / 3) 
Deborah Saltmarm Daughter to Tho s & Mary Saltmarfh born y e 

16 Sep r : 1742. 

Cornelius Brown Son to Aron & Ann Brown born the fifth of 
April 1743. 

James Barnard Son to James & Elizebeth Barnard born y e 11 day 

of Novmb r . 1735. 
David Barnard Son to James & Elizebeth Barnard born y e 18 of 

May 1739. 

Benjamin Homans Son to Thomas & Mary Homans born the 9 th 
of August 1 741. 



Births Marriages and Deaths. 119 

Elizebeth Bond Daughter to Daniel & Elizebeth Bond born the 

20 th of July 1743. 
Mary Homans Daughter to Thomas & Mary Homans born the 5 th 

of June. 1743. 

Jofiah Perry Son to Jofiah and Hannah Perry born the i st of 
Sep r . 1743. 

John Calwell Son to Jacob & Anna Calwell born the 13 of May 1743. 
Jofiah Goddard ") Twins Sons of Ebenezer & Abigail Goddard 
Ebenezer Goddard ) born the 14 th Day of October 1743. 
Abigail Child Daughter to Jona n . and Eliz\ Child born y e 2 d of 
Novemb r . 1743. 

Sarah Child Daughter of Samuel and Eliz h Child born the 28 of 
NovemV. 1743. 

Phinehas Jenifon Son to Sam 1 , and Abigail Jenifon born the 27 th 
of Sept r 1743. 

William Lawrance Son to William and Mary Lawrance born 
June 1. 1741. 

[90] Births 

Jonathan Whitney Son to Joseph and Mary Whitney Born Apr 1 . 
12 th . 1743. 

John Hackleton Son to James & Hepzibeth Hackleton born 23 of 
July 1743. 

Sarah Peirpoint Dix Daughter to James and Sarah Dix born the 

11 th of Decemb r . 1743. 
Samuel Barnard Son to Samuel & Sufanna Barnard born the 14 of 

June 1737. 

Hannah Barnard Daughter to Samuel and Sufanna Barnard born 

the 7 th of April 1741. 
Hannah Mafon Daughter to Jofeph & Grace Mafon born the 20 th 

of April 1744. 

Esther Bigelo Daughter to Eleazer & Mary Biglo born the 2 2 d 
March 1743/4. 

Jofiah Sanderfon Son to Isaac and Keziah Sanderfon born the I st . 
of Auguft 1743. 

John Thatcher Deceafed the Twenty ninth of February A.D. 
1743 /4. 

Mary Clark Daughter to Uriah & Ruth Clark born the 23 d of 
August 1744. 

Rebecca Colwell Daughter of Jacob and Anna Colwell born the 

16 th of O&ob'. 1744. 
Jofiah Bond Son of John & Ruth Bond Deceafed 0<5tob r . 12 th . 1743. 
John Sawin Son to Stephen & Abigail Sawin born the 27 of 

Novemb'. 1742. 

Catharine Saltmarfh Daughter to Thomas & Mary Saltmarfh born 

the 2 d of Novemb r . 1744. 
Samuel Coollidge Son to Nathaniel & Grace Coollidge born born 

the 18 th of Oaob r . 1744. 



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Abigail Livermore Daughter to David & Abigail Livermore born 

the 27 th . Feb y . 1744/5. 
Chriftopher Grant Son to Chriftopher and Mercy Grant born y e 

4 th of Feb y : 1743/4. 
Peter Godding Son to William and Martha Godding born the 29 th . 

of July 1744. 

Sarah Coollidge Daughter to David and Mary Coollidge born the 

fifth of July 1 741. 
Mary Coollidge Daughter to David and Mary Coollidge born the 

Eighth of October 1743. 
Samuel Grimes Son to James & Kezia Grimes born the 21 st of 

September 1740. 

Sarah Grimes Daughter to James & Kezia Grimes born the 25 th of 

February 1743/4. 
Amos Bond Son to Amos and Hannah Bond born the Eleventh 

day of July 1745. 
Abel Perry Son to Jofiah & Hannah Perry born the Eleventh Day 

of Sep r . 1745. 

Henry Bright Son to Henry & Sarah Bright born the Second Day 
of 0<5lo r : 1744. 

Dorothy Stearns Daughter to Jofiah & Dorothy Stearns born June 
the 4th: 1744. 

Elizebeth Paterfon Daughter to Jofeph Patarfon & Lydia his Wife 

born 2 d of April 1740. 
Beulah Patarfon Daughter to Jofeph & Lydia Patarfon born 20 th 

of January 1741 / 2. 
Abigail Patarfon Daughter to Jofeph & Lydia Patarfon born the 

7 th of Jan y . 1742/3. 
Lydia Patarfon Daughter to Jofeph & Lydia Patarfon born the 

16 th of Decemb r : 1745. 
Sarah Stratton Daughter to Samuel & Hannah Stratton born July 

y e 6 th : 1742. 

Hannah Stratton Daughter to Sam 1 & Hannah Stratton born 

Auguft 19 th : 1745. 
Elizebeth Child Daughter to Sam 1 . & Elizebeth Child born the 7 th 

Feb ry 1745/6. 

Anna Dix Daughter to James and Sarah Dix born Auguft 3 d 1745. 

Nathaniel Livermore Son to Oliver & Ruth Livermore born Janu- 
ary 6 th . 174S/6. 

Benjamin Ward Son of Thaddeus and Lydia Ward born the forth 
Day of June 1744. 

Thaddeus Ward Son to Thaddeus and Lydia Ward born the fifth 
Day of Novmb r . 1745. 

Mary Taynter Daughter of John & Joanna Taynter Deceafed the 
20 th of February 1745/6. 

William Taynter Son to John & Joanna Taynter born the firft of 
June 1746. 

Sarah Mafon Daughter to Joseph and Grace Mafon born the 2 2 d 
of August 1746. 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 121 

Sufanna Murch Daughter to William & Sufanna Murch born (in 

Cambridge) the 29 th . Day of Jan y : 1741 / 2. 
Uriah Clark Son to Uriah & Ruth Clark born the 10 th Day of 

August 1746. 

Anna Coldwell Daughter to Jacob and Anna Coldwell born the 

Second Day of Decemb r . 1746. 
Jonathan Child Son to Jona". & Elizebeth Child born the 25 of 

February 1746/7. 
Seth Saltmarlh Son to Tho s . & Mary Saltmarlh born Decemb r . 4 th . 

1746. 

Abigail Fowl Daughter to Edmund & Abigail Fowl born Novemb r „ 
11. 1745- 

Henry Whitney Son to Benjamin & Deliverance Whitney born 

Janu ry . 8. 1745/6. 
Hannah Mafon Daughter to Joseph & Grace Mafon born the 20 

April 1744. 

[91] Births 

Prefilla Livermore Daughter to David and Abigail Livermore born 

y e 1 i th of January 1746 / 7. 
Margret Wellington Daughter to Joseph & Dorcas Wellington born 

y e 22 Auguft 1745. 
Mehitable Coollidge Daughter to Simon & Abia Coollidge born y e 

5 th of February 1746 / 7. 
Hannah Learned Daughter to Bezaleel & Jerulha Learned born 

the 26 th of Oaob r . 1746. 
Nathaniel Bond Son to Amos and Hannah Bond born the 2 1 of 

February 1746/7. 
Lydia Fisk Daughter to Samuel & Lydia Fisk born the 2 1 day of 

June 1747. 

Rebecca Whitney Daughter to Benj": & Rebecca Whitney born 

the 4 of February 1738 / 9. 
Samuel Whitney Son to Benj n : & Rebecca Whitney born the 17 

day of April 1742. 
Jofiah Whitney Son to Benj". & Rebecca Whitney born the 16 

June 1746. 

Henry Godding Son to William & Martha Godding born the 13 

Day of November 1746. 
David Sawin Son to Stephen & Abigail Sawin born the firft of 

March 1744 / 5. 

Elijah Dix Son to James and Sarah Dix born Auguft the 13 th : 1747. 
Hannah Perry Daughter to Nathan & Hannah Perry born the 24 
of July 1747. 

Benjamin Bond Deceafed the 25 th of September 1747. 

Elizebeth Coollidge Daughter to William & Elizebeth Coollidge 

born the 28 th of March 1744. 
Edward Harrington Son to Edward and Anna Harrington born 

May the 2 2 d 1735. 



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Beulah Harrington Daughter to Edward & Anna Harrington born 

June y e i i th 1737. 
Grace Harrington Daughter to Edward & Anna Harrington born 

February y e 23 d . 1739 / 40. 
Jonathan Harrington Son to Edward & Anna Harrington born 

January 12 th : 1741/ 2. 
Phinehas Harrington Son to Edward & Anna Harrington born 

Decemb r . 8 th 1744. 
William Harrington Son to Edward & Anna Harrington born 

January 9 th 1746/7. 
Phinehas Harrington Son to Edward & Anna Harrington Deceafed 

the January 30 th : 1745 /6. 
Benjamin Prentice Son to Smith & Mercy Prentice born the 17 th 

of Feb y : 1744/ 5. 
Mary Prentice Daughter to Smith & Mercy Prentice born the 8 th 

day of May 1747. 
Jonas Coollidge fon to Jonas & Elizebeth Coollidge born the 6 th of 

February 1743 / 4. 
Ebenezer Coollidge fon to Jonas & Elizebeth Coollidge born the 

4 th of November 1745. 
Elizebeth Coollidge Daughter to Jonas & Elizebeth Coollidge born 

the 21 st of May 1747. 
David Stone Son to Nathaniel & Ruth Stone born the 11 th of 

November. 1747. 
Samuel Child Son of Sam 1 . & Elizebeth Child born the 10 of 

February 1747 / 8. 
Sarah Spring Daughter to Sarah & Henry Spring born the 11 th of 

March 1743 / 4. 

Mary Spring Daughter to Henry and Sarah Spring born the 29 th 
of June 1746. 

Amos Paterfon Son to Joseph & Lydia Paterfon born the 18 th . of 

February 1747/8. 
Eunice Coollidge Daughter to William & Elizebeth Coollidge Born 

January the 12 th 1747 /8. 
Mary Prefson Daughter to William & Hannah Prefson born the 

12 th Day of April 1740. 
Ruth Clark Daughter to Uriah & Ruth Clark born the 23 Day of 

April 1748. 

Mary Harrington Daughter to Nath 1 . & Mary Harrington born the 

18 th Day of May 1748. 
Isaac Saltmarfti Son to Thomas & Mary Saltmarlh born July 28 th 

1748. 

The Widow Elizebeth Benjamin Deceafed August the 8 th . 1748. 
Lydia Spring Daughter to Henry and Sarah Spring born the 

Eleventh day of June 1748. 
Ebenezer Goddard Son to Ebenezer & Abigail Goddard Deceased 

the 25 th of December 1744. 
Elizebeth Goddard Daughter to Ebenezer & Abigail Goddard born 

the 21 of October 1745. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



123 



Sarah Goddard Daughter to Ebenezer & Abigail Goddard born 

the 12 day of April 1747. 
Mary Stone Daughter to Mofes & Hannah Stone born the 13 Day 

of November 1747. 
Jonathan Stone Son to Jonathan & Martha Stone born the 5 th Day 

of July 1748. 

Sarah Mafon Daughter to Joseph and Grace Mafon born the 30 th 

of August 1746. Enred Laft leaf. 
Elijah Warrin Son to Joftiua & Elizabeth Warrin Born July: 2 day: 

*737- 

[93] Marriages Confumated. 

Watertown June 2 nd . 1743. 

William Coollidge and Elizabeth Brown both of Watertown were 

married by the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Watertown Sep r . 16 th : 1743. 

Uriah Clark of Leiceftor and Ruth Haftings of Watertown were 
married by the Rev d . M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 

Watertown Octo'. 13 th 1743. Smith Prentice and Mercy Learned 
both of Watertown were married ^ M r . Seth Storer Minifter of 
the Gospel. 

Watertown June the 20 th : 1744. John Warren of Weston & Lydia 
Bond of Watertown were married ^ M r Seth Storer Minifter of 
the Gospel. 

Watertown 0<5tob\ 4 th . 1744. Amos Bond and Hannah Bright 
both of Watertown were married ^ M r Seth Storer Minifter of 
y e Gospel. 

Watertown Feb y : 21 st 1744/5 Jonathan Sanderfon jun r of 

Waltham and Mary Bemis of Watertown were married ^ M r . 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Watertown March 21 st . 1744/5 Samuel Fisk and Lydia Bond 

both of Watertown were Married ^ M r . Seth Storer Minifter of 

y e Gospel. 
Returned to y e Clerk. 

Watertown May 9 th . 1745 Edmund Fowle & Abigail Whitney both 
of Watertown were joined in Marriage ^ the Rev d M r Seth 
Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel in f d Town. 

Watertown Auguft 2 2 d 1745 Thomas Harris of Dorchefter & 
Lucy Peirce of Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d 
M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel in f d Town. 

Watertown November 14 th 1745 Jonas Stone of Newton and 
Anna Stone of Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d 
M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel in f d Town. 

Watertown November 21. 1745. Bezaleel Learned and Jeruftia 
Bond both of Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d 
M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel in f d Town. 

Watertown Decemb r . 13 th . 1745 Jofeph Killy of His Majesty's 
Caftle William & Mary Chenry of Watertown were joined in 



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Marriage by the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel in 
f d Town. 

Midd\ fs. Watertown Sep r 2 2 d 1742 Peter Norcrofs of Wefton & 

Elizebeth Benjamin of f d Wefton were joined in Marriage by 

Nathaniel Harris Justice of peace. 
Midd x . fs. Watertown August the i st . 1744. William Cory of 

Wefton and Esther Froft of Natick were joined in Marriage 

^ Nathanael Harris Justice peace. 
Midd x : fs. Watertown May the 8 th : 1746. William Brown of 

Newton and Ann Molton of Watertown were joined in Marriage 

^ Nathanael Harris Juftice of peace. 

Returned a Copy to y e Clerk fesions Ap u . 1747. 

May 1. 1746 Nathan Perry & Hannah Fisk both of Watertown 

were joined in Marriage By y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of 

y e Gospel in f d Town. 
June 5. 1746 Obadiah Perry of Waltham and Katharine Still of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage y e Rev d M r . Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel in f d Watertown. 
June 19. 1746, Nath 1 . Stone and Ruth Stone both of Watertown 

were joined in Marriage ^ the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of 

y e Gofpel in f d Town. 
Nov r , 16 1746 James Lawton of Leiceftor and Joanna Clark of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage ^ y e Rev d M r Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gofpel in f d Watertown. 
Nov r . 25. 1746. Mofes Stone and Hannah Tainter both of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage by the Rev d . M r Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gofpel in f d Town. 
Jan y . 13. 1746/7 Daniel Perry of Sherborn and Mary Perry of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d M r . Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel in f d Watertown. 

[93] Marriages. 

April 1. 1747. Isaac Child and Hannah Godding both of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage ^ the Rev d M r Seth Storer 
Minifter of y e Gospel in f d Town. 

April 13. 1747 Enoch Sawtel of Waltham and Bethiah Bond of 
Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d M r Seth Storer 
Minifter of y e Gospel in s d Watertown. 

May 21. 1747. Jonathan Stone Tertius & Ruth Livermore both 
of Watertown were joined in Marriage by the Rev d M r Seth 
Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 

Midd x . fs Aug 51 : y e 26 th : 1747 Samuel Warrin jun r of Watertownand 
Abigail Oring Refident in S d Watertown were joined in Marriage 

^ Jofeph Mafon Justice peace. 

Midd\ fs Sepember the 19 th : 1747. Jacob Polly and Hannah 
Scolly both of Medford were joined in Marriage, ^ Jofeph 
Mafon Juftice peace. 

April 1748 Returned a Copy to y e Clerk of y e fefions 



Births^ Marriages and Deaths, 



125 



Watertown Aug 5 * 4 th 1747 M r Nath 1 . Harrington and M rs Mary 

Kimball both of S d Town were joined in Marriage ^ y e Rev d 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Joseph Greenwood of Holdin and Sarah Stone of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage the 13 th Day of August 1747 ^ y e Rev d M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Edward Richardfon of Charlefton and Abigail Chenry of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage ^ y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Min- 
ifter of y e Gospel on the 9 th Day of Sep r 1747. 
Micah Whitney of Natick and Lydia Mafon of Watertown were 

joined in marriage on the 11 th Day of November 1747 ^ y e 

Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of the Gospel. 
Stephen Stearns of Watertown and Mary Pearman of Cambridge 

were joined in Marriage on the fifth Day of May 1748 ^ y e 

Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Joseph Pierce of Waltham and Ruth White of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the Second Day of June 1748 ^ y 6 Rev d 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of the Gospel. 
Nathaniel Harris of Groton and Anna Mead of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 27 Day of October 1748. ^ y e Rev d 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Joshua Stratton and Mercy Coollidge both of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 6 th Day of April 1749. ^ y e Rev d M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
April 1749 Returned a Copy thus far to y e Clerk of y e Sefsions. 
Midd\ fs June 1. 1749 Ebenezer Frost of Natick and Elizebeth 

Dyer Refident in S d Natick were joined in Marriage ^ Joseph 

Mafon Ju st . p ce . 

Jonas White and Loas Stearns both of Watertown were joined in 

Marriage on the Second Day of May 1749 By the Rev d M r Seth 

Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel in f d Watertown. 
Martin Smith Refident at Boston and Mary Shute Refident at 

Watertown were joined in Marriage May 22. 1749. by the Rev d 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of the Gospel. 
Samuel Coollidge and Ruth Clark both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the firft Day of June 1749 by the Rev d M r Seth 

Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Abijah Bond and Elizebeth Paterfon both of Watertown were 

ioined in Marriage on the Sixth Day of July 1749 by the Rev d 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
John Warrin and Sufanna Whitney both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the 27 th of July 1749 by the Rev d M r Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jofiah Perry and Sarah Stowel both of Watertown were joined in 

Marriage on the 17 th of October. 1749 By the Rev d M r Seth 

Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
January 25. 1749/50 Jonathan Brown Jun r and Esther Mafon 

both of Watertown were joined in Marriage By the Rev d M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of the Gofpel. 
April 1750 Copy of Marriages Returned thus far. 



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[94] Births & Deaths. 

Jacob Caldwell Son to Jacob & Anna Caldwell born the fourth 

Day of November 1748. 
Elizebeth Perry the Wife of Josiah Perry Deceafed the 26 Day of 

Sep r . 1748. 

Jerufha Learned Daughter to Bezaleel & Jerufha Learned born 

the 14 th of April 1748. 
Jonas Mafon Son to Joseph and Grace Mafon born the 25 th . of 

Decemb r . 1748. 

Lucy Learned Daughter to David & Sarah Learned born the 14 th 
of July 1735. 

Elifha Learned Son to David and Sarah Learned born the 12 
Aug st . 1737. 

Mary Learned Daughter to David & Sarah Learned born 15 June 
I 739- 

Sarah Learned Daughter to David & Sarah Learned born 24 
DecemV. 1741. 

Oliver Learned Son to David & Sarah Learned born the 4 Jan y : 
1743 /4. 

Jefse Learned Son to David & Sarah Learned born the 20 th March 
1745/6. 

Hannah Bright Daughter to Nath 1 . & Sybel Bright born the 19 th . 
Feb ry : 1748/9. 

Hannah Perry Daughter to Nathan & Hannah Perry Deceafed 

Jan y : the 28. 1748/9. 
Amos Bond Son to Amos & Hannah Bond born the 27 th . of March 

1749. 

Sufanna Stearns Daughter to Josiah & Dorothy Stearns born 
April 20 th . 1746. 

W m . Starns Son to Jofiah & Dorothy Stearns born the 3 1 March 1 748. 
Relieaf Stearns Daughter to Jofiah & Dorothy Stearns born the 

3 d Day of April 1749. 
Hannah Perry Daughter to Nathan & Hannah Perry born the firft 

Day of June 1749. 
Edmund Fowle Son to Edmund & Abigail Fowle born the 2 1 Day 

of Dec r . 1747. 

Cap 1 . Joseph Coollidge, (having Served the Church wel in the 
office of a Deacon) Decaced April y e 17 th : 1749. 

Jofiah Stone Son to Nathanael & Ruth Stone born the Third Day 
of Sep'. 1749. 

Frances Spring Son to Henry and Sarah Spring born the 9 th . Day 
of Sep r . 1749. 

Jofiah Stone Son to Nath 1 & Ruth Stone Deceafed the 5 th of 
Oaob r . 1749. 

Ruth Stone Daughter to Jona n & Ruth Stone born the 23 d Day of 
July 1748. 

Sarah Jenifon Daughter to Sam 1 & Abigail Jenifon born June y c 
8 th . 1748. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 127 

Nathaniel Livermore Son to Oliver & Ruth Livermore Deceafed 
Sep'. 17 th . 1749. 

Sarah Thatcher Daughter to Ebenezer & Sufanna Thatcher 

Deceafed the 3 d of Sep r . 1749. 
Ebenezer Thatcher Son to Ebenezer & Sufanna Thatcher Deceafed 

Sep r . 14 th . 1749. 

Mercy Coollidge Daughter to Simon and Abia Coollidge born 
June 9 th . 1749. 

Mofes Stone Son of Mofes & Hannah Stone born the 16 th of June 
1749. 

Lydia Whitney Daughter to Benjamin & Deliverance Whitney 

born Sep r . 15 th . 1745. 
Sarah Whitney Daughter to Benjamin & Deliverance Whitney 

born Sep r . 1. 1749. 
Anna Harrington Daughter to Edward & Anna Harrington born 

Decemb r . 20 th . 1749. 
Jofeph Coollidge Son to Samuel & "Ruth Coollidge born the 12 th 

Day of March 1749 / 50. 
Mary Warrin Daughter to Samuel & Abigail Warrin born the 29 th 

of May 1748. 

Mary Fowl Daughter to Edmund & Abigail Fowl born the 21 Day 

of Novemb'. 1749. 
Lydia Child Daughter to Sam'. & Elizebeth Child born the 2 2 d 

Day of July 1750. 
Nathanael Harrington Son to Nathanael & Mar)' Harrington born 

Aug 51 : 1. 1750. 

Sarah Fisk Daughter to Samuel & Lydia Fisk born the 20 th . of 
Oftob r . 1750. 

Jofiah Randal Son to John & Love Randal born the 3 d Day of 
Feb ry ; 1748/9. 

John Randal Son to John & Love Randal born the 2 d Day of 
October 1750. 

Sarah Caldwell Daughter to Jacob & Anna Caldwell born y e 19 th . 

Day of Nov r . 1750. 
Jonathan Stone Son to Jonathan & Ruth Stone born November 

the 27 th . 1750. 

Mary Haftings Daughter to Seth & Hannah Haftings born the 

28 th . Day of Septemb r . 1750. 
Jonas Mafon Son to Joseph and Grace Mafon born the 25 th . of 

December 1748. 

Noah Warrin Son to Joshua & Elizabeth Warrin Born November 

the 3 day: 1739. 
[05] 

Thomas Clark ) Sons to Uriah & Ruth Clark born the Seventh 
Richard Clark ) of July 1750. 

Richard Clark Son to Uriah & Ruth Clark Deceafed the 18 th . of 
August 1750. 

William Dix Son to James and Sarah Dix born the 12 th of July 
1749. 



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William Dix Son to James and Sarah Dix Deceafed the 9 th Day of 
November 1750. 

Anne Bright Daughter to Nathanael & Sybal Bright born y e 24 th 
of Nov r . 1750. 

Daniel Stone Son to Nathaniel & Ruth Stone born the 2 1 Day of 
Dec r . 1750. 

Samuel Sanger Son to David & Patience Sanger born June 1. 1736. 
Lydia Sanger Daughter to David & Patience Sanger Deceafed 

November 7 th . 1739. 
Soloman Sanger Son to David & Patience Sanger born July 28 th . 

1740. 

Lydia Sanger Daughter to David & Patience Sanger born May 30 th . 
!743- 

Lydia Sanger Daughter to David & Patience Sanger Deceafed 

Oftob r : 6 th . 1745. 
Nathan Perry Son to Nathan & Hannah Perry born March 30 th : 

I75 1 - 

Spencer Godding Son to William and Martha Godding born the 

28 th . Day of June 1749. 
Martha Godding the Wife of William Godding Deceafed 

the firft of July 1749. 
Joanna Godding Daughter of William Godding Deceafed 

the fifth Day of July 1749. 
Peter Godding Son to William Godding Deceafed the 

Eighth Day of July 1749. 
Henry Godding Son to William Godding Deceafed the 

Eighth Day of Sep r . 1749. 
Rebecca Godding Daughter to W m . Godding Deceafed 

the Twenty Second of Sep e . 1749 
Deborah Dix Daughter to James & Sarah Dix born the 29 th of 

July 1751. 

Thomas Bond Son to Amos & Hannah Bond born the 10 th of July 
175?- 

Abigail Hay Daughter to James and Elizebeth Hay born the 24 th 
of Sep r . 175 1. 

Hephzibah Coollidge Daughter to David & Mary Coollidge born 

the 8 th Day of April 1746. 
Thomas Coollidge Son to David & Mary Coollidge born the 5 

Day of March 1748/9. 
Israel Mead Son to Israel and Mary Mead born the 27 th Day of 

Decembr 175 1. 

Hannah Bemis Daughter to Jonathan & Huldah Bemis Born June 
the 22: 1748. 

William Stone Son to Mofes and Hannah Stone born the 6 th . Day 
of Ocl;o r . 1750. 

Sufanna Sawin Daughter of John & Sarah Sawin born the 3 d Day 
of July 1750. 

Martha Stone Daughter to Jonathan & Martha Stone born Auguft 
11 th . 1750. 



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Births, Marriages and Deaths. 129 

Margret Hinds Daughter to Ebenezer & Sufanna Hinds born 
Jan y : 3 d . 1752. 

Catharine Learned Daughter to Bezaleel & Jerulha Learned born 

the n th . Day of March 1752. 
Mofes Peters Son to Joseph & Abigail Peters born the 26 th . of 

April 1752. 

Elizebeth Randal Daughter to John & Love Randal born the 21 
of April 1752. 

Peter Harrington Son to Nathanael & Mary Harrington born May 
the 4 th . 1752. 

Lydia Warrin Daughter to Nath 1 . and Sufanna Warrin Deceafed 

the 29 th of April 175 1. 
Daniel Cook Son to John & Johanna Cook born the 23 d Day of 

May 1752. 

Abijah Stone Son to Nathanel & Ruth Stone born the 15 th . Day 

of October. 1752. 
Ebenezer Wyeth Son to Ebenezer & Mary Wyeth Born the 17 th . of 

December. 1752. 
Sufanna Coollidge Daughter to Nathanael & Dorothy Coollidge 

born the 17 th . of Decemb r . 1752. 
Enoch Coldwell Son to Jacob and Anna Coldwell born the 20 th . of 

January 1753. 

Seth Stone Son to Jonathan & Martha Stone born the 26 th . Day of 
December 1752. 

Nathanael Bright Son to Nathanael & Sybal Bright born the 19 th . 

Day of Aug st : 1752. 
Susan Fisk Deceast April 26-1752. 

[96] Births and Deaths. 

Elizebeth Hay Daughter to James & Elizebeth Hay born the 4 th . 

Day of April 1753. 
Ebenezer Child Son to Samuel and Elizebeth Child born the 25 th . 

of April 1753. 

Ebenezer Thatcher Deceafed the Eighth Day of February AD, 1753. 
Mary Mead Daughter to Israel & Mary Mead born the 28 th : Day 
of June 1753. 

Mofes Coollidge Son to Samuel & Ruth Coollidge born the 

Eleventh Day of July 1753. 
Henry Peirce Son to Daniel & Martha Peirce born the firft Day 

of March 1753. 

William Baldwin Son to William and Jane Baldwin born October 
the 14 th . 1753- 

Mary Stearns Daughter to Jofiah & Mary Stearns born the 5 th . of 
January 1754. 

Jolhua Stratton Son to John and Mary Stratton born October 1 7 th . 
1753. 

Jolhua Stratton Son to John & Mary Stratton Deceafed the 27 th . 
of Jan y : 1754. 



130 Watertown Records. 

John Bright Son to Nath 1 . & Sibel Bright born the fifth of Feb y . 1754. 
Peninnah Brown Daughter to Johnathan & Esther Brown born the 

8 th . of Auguft 175 1. O. S. 
Sufanna Brown Daughter to Jonathan & Esther Brown born the 

27 th . of April 1753. 
Edward \ Richardfon (Twins) Sons to Edward & Abigail Richard- 
Mofes [ fon born Feb y . 8. 1748. 

Ruth Richardfon Daughter to Edward & Abigail Richardfon born 

November y e 26 th . 1749. 
Richard Richardfon Son to Edward & Abigail Richardfon born 

Sepember y e 23. 1751. 
Peter Richardfon Son to Edward & Abigail Richardfon born 

December y e i st .. 1753. 
Abraham Brown Son to Abraham & Mary Brown born the 8 th . 

Day of March 1754. 
Elizebeth Fisk Daughter to Samuel and Lydia Fisk Born the 15 th . 

° f J ul y i 753- 

Dorothy Fowle Daughter to Edmund & Abigail Fowle born the 

27 th . of January 1752. 
Ebenezer Smith Fowle Son to Edmund & Abigail Fowle born the 

25 th . of March 1754. 
Daniel Cook Son to John and Johanna Cook born the 25 th . of 

March 1754. 

Samuel Spring Son to Henry and Sarah Spring born the 18 th of 
March 1754. 

William Hay, Son to James & Elizebeth Hay, born the 28 th . Day 
of April 1754. 

Esther Bemis Daughter to Jonathan & Hulda Bemis born the 2 d 

Day of May 175 1. 
Thankfull Bemis Daughter to Jona 11 . & Hulda Bemis born the 17 th . 

Day of June 1754. 
Abigail Hinds Daughter to Ebenezer & Sufanna Hinds born y e 

i st . Day June 1754. 
Kefiah Sanderfon Daughter to Isaac and Kefiah Sanderfon born 

Auguft 24 th . 1745. 
Henry Sanderfon Son to Isaac & Kezia Sanderfon born December 

16 th . 1747. 

Seth Sanderfon Son to Isaac & Kezia Sanderfon born September 
13 th - *75°- 

Elizebeth Sanderfon Daughter to Isaac & Kezia Sanderfon born 
June 9 th . 1753. 

Samuel Randal Son to John and Love Randal born the 16 th . of 
Sep r . 1754. 

Mercy Coollidge Daughter to Joseph & Eunis Coollidge Born y e 

10 th Day of Auguft 1754. 
Lydia Benjamin Daughter to Samuel & Mary Benjamin born 

April 7 th . 1742. 

Katharine Benjamin Daughter to Sam 1 . & Mary Benjamin born 
March 6 th . 1745. 



Births, Marriages and DeatJis. 1 3 1 

Mehitable Benjamin Daughter to Sam 1 . & Mary Benjamin born 

Auguft 28 :h . 1748. 
Mary Coollidge Daughter to Nathanil & Dorothy Coollidge born 

Dec d . 3 d . 1754. 

Man- Rook Daughter to James & Honor Rook born y e fifth Day 
of May 1746. 

Uriah Clark Son to Uriah & Ruth Clark born 29 th . of Auguft 1752. 
Rebecah Clark Daughter to Uriah & Ruth Clark born y e 12 th . of 

October 1754. , 
Grace Whitney Daughter of Daniel & Dorothy Whitney Born 

October 22-1744. 
Elifha Whitney Son of Daniel & Dorothy Whitney Born February 

2 7~ I 747- 

Luce Whitney Daughter of Daniel & Dorothy Whitney Born 
June-30-1749. 

[97] Births. 

Mary Bond Daugter of Henry and Mary Bond Born Nov*: 13- 
1742. 

Phebe Bond Daughter to Henry and Man' Bond Born June the 
6 th 1746. 

Samuel Bond Son To Henry & Mary Bond born Feb: 23 d - 
1747 /8. 

Henry Bond Son to Henry and Mary Bond born Oclo r : 25-1749. 
Sarah Bond Daughter to Henry And Maty Bond Born Octo r -n 

-175*- 

Lydia Bond Daughter to Henry And Mary Bond born-Oclo r - 
1 5 — 1 753- 

Thaddeus Bond Son to Henry And Mar)- Bond born July-2o th 
1755- 

Anna Coollidge Daughter to William & Elifabeth Coollidge born 
Oc hr : 2 d : 1752. 

Hepzibah Coollidge Daughter to William & Elifabeth Coollidge 

born March 9 th 1754. 
Man- Cook Daugter to Stephen and Hannah Cook born Jan : 9- 

1707/8. 

Hannah Cook Daugter to Stephen & Hannah Cook Born Nov r : 
2 d -i709. 

James Cook Son to Stephen & Hannah Cook born March-^o*- 
1714. 

Sufanna Cook Daugter to Stephen & Hannah Cook born 06lo r : 
23 d -i/i7. 

Abigail Cook Daughter to Stephen and Hannah Cook born 

August— 2 d :— 1 7 2 1 . 
John Cook Son to Stephen & Hannah Cook born May 31-1724. 
Mary Hunt Daughter to John & Ruth Hunt Born January 21 

1740. 

Katherine Hunt Daughter to John & Ruth Hunt Born May~3 d 
1742. 



132 Watertown Records. 

Katherine Hunt Daughter to John & Ruth Hunt Born May-10 
1744- 

Samuel Hunt Son to John & Ruth Hunt Born Octob r -25 1745. 
John Hunt Son to John & Ruth Hunt Born January-16 
1746/7. 

Ruth Hunt Daughter to John and Ruth Hunt Born August-21 
1748. 

William Hunt Son to John & Ruth Hunt Born January- 10 
1749-50. 

Katherine Hunt Daugter to John and Ruth Hunt Born Octob r -i 
I75 1 - 

Thomas Hunt Son to John and Ruth Hunt Born Sep r -i7 
1754. 

Elifabeth Hunt Daughter to John & Ruth Hunt Born Octob r -i 
I 755- 

Sarah Hunt Daughter to John and Ruth Hunt Born Octo r -i7 
i75 6 - 

Ephraim Hunt Son to John & Ruth Hunt Born Nov r ~5 th 1758. 
Elisabeth Sawin the Wife of John Sawin Deceast Feb: 27 th - 
1754. 

Seth Spring Son To Jedidiah and Elifabeth Spring born Sep r . 
29 th " 1 754. 

Jonas Barned Son of Jonas & Abigail Barned Born 24 June- 
1753- 

Samuel Barned Son of Jonas & Abigail Barned Born January 29- 
I.7S5- 

Abigail Barned Daughter of Jonas and Abigail Barned Born 

October: 4-1756. 
Sarah Barned Daughter of Jonas & Abigail Barned Born March: 

25-! 75 8 - 

Daniel Barned Son of Jonas & Abigail Barned Born April: 21- 
1760. 

John Fowle Son of Edmund & Abigail Fowle Born February : 2 1 : 
i75 6 - 

Luce Fowle Daughter of Edmund & Abigail Fowle Born August: 
11: 1758. 

Nathaniel Bright Decaf d October: 21-1754. 

William Learned Son to Jonathan & Hannah Learned Born 

October: 17: 1739. 
Jonathan Learned Son to Jonathan & Hannah Learned Born 

October: 12: 1731. 
Jonathan Stone Sone of Mofes & Hannah Stone Born Feb y 2: 

1753- 

Thomas Learned Son to Jonathan & Hannah Learned Born 
August 3: 1734. 

Hannah Livermore Daughter to David & Abigail Livermore Born 

March the 23: 1754. 
Elizabeth Boyington Daugter to Jacob & Mary Boyington Born 

Janu ry : y e . 9 th . 1756. 



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133 



[98] Marriages, ftc. 

July 26 th . 1750. Timothy Thornton of Boston and Rebecca 
Cufsins of Watertown were joined in Marriage ^ y e Rev d Seth 
Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 

Sep r . 2o : " 1750 John Cook and Joanna Whitney both of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage ^ y e Rev d Seth Storer Minifter of 
y 6 Gospel. 

Novemb". 1. 1750. Ebenezer Shed jun r . of Charlftown and Joanna 

Taynter of Watertown were Joined in Marriage. ^ y e Rev'. M r . 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Watertown Dec r . 12 th . 1750. James Hay & Elizebeth Coollidge 

both of Watertown were joined in Marriage by y e Rev' M : Seth 

Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
December 13 th . 1750. Edward Johnfon of Woburn & Esther 

Coollidge of Watertown were joined in Marriage ^ y e Rev d . 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
December 27 th . 1750. Caleb Fuller of Newton <$c Mary Hovey of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage ^ y e Rev d . M r Seth Storer 

Minifter of y e Gospel. 
April 11. 1 75 1. Nathaniel Livermore of Waltham & Martha 

White of Watertown were joined in Marriage ^ y e Rev d . M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Sep r . 19. 1 75 1 Nathaniel Coollidge jun r . and Dorothy Whitney 

both of Watertown, were joined in Marriage, ^ y e Rev", M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
John Kembal jun r and Man* Bond both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the 12 th . Day of Decemb r . 1751. y e Rev d . M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jonathan Cutter of Lexington and Elizebeth Hastings of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage on the 12 th . Day of Dec r . 1 75 1. by 

y e Rev d . M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Nathaniel Smith of Grotton & Prifcilla Harris of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 17 th . Day of Dec r . 1 75 1 . ^ y e Rev d . 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Samuel Hammond of Waltham & Anna Bemis of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 9 th . Day of January 1752. ^ y e Rev d . 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y c Gospel. 
Robert Goddard of Nichawog & Hannah Stone of Watertown 

were joined in Marriage on the i8" h . Day of Feb y . 1752 ^ y e 

Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jofiah Stearns of Watertown and Man- Bordman of Cambridge 

were joined in Marriage on y e 23 d . Day of April 1752. ^ y e 

Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Daniel Peirce of Waltham and Martha Godding of Watertown 

were joined in Marriage on the 4 :h . Day of June 1752. ^ y e 

Rev d . M;, Seth Storer Minifter of y* Gospel. 
Ebenezer Parkman of Weftborough & Elizebeth Harrington of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage on the 2 1 Dav of Sep r . 

1752 f) y e Rev**. M r Seth Storer Minifter of y s Gospel 



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John Stratton & Mary Coollidge both of Watertown were joined in 

Marriage on the 28 th . Day of September 1752. ^ y e Rev d M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Nathan Willard of Newton & Vialeto Dix of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 16 th . Day of Novemb r . 1752 ^ y e Rev d . 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jonas Barnard of Watertown and Abigail Viles of Waltham were 

joined in Marriage on the 7 th . Day of December 1752 By the 

Rev d . M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jedidiah Spring & Elizebeth Saltmarlh both of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 8 th . Day of March 1753. y e Rev d . 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
David Forfter & Sufanna Orr both of Watertown were joined in 

Marriage on the 16 th . Day of April 1753. y e Rev d . M r Seth 

Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Abel Benjamin & Elizebeth Nutting both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the 24 th Day of April 1753. y e Rev d . M r . Seth 

Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
[99] Abraham Brown and Mary Livermore both of Watertown 

were joined in Marriage on the 25 th . Day of April 1753. ^ y e 

Rev d . M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jonas Bond jun r . & Ruth Harrington both of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 25 th . Day of April 1753. ^ the Rev d . 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Elias Mafon & Lydia Brown both of Watertown were joined in 

Marriage on the 3 d Day of May 1753. y e Rev d . M r Seth 

Storer. Minifter of the Gospel. 
Ephraim Peirce of Waltham & Lydia White of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 8 th . Day of May 1753. ^ th Rev d . M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Abraham Hill of Cambridge & Sufanna Taynter of Watertown 

were joined in Marriage on the 31 st . Day of May 1753. 1$ the 

Rev d . M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
John Whitney of Waltham & Mary Benjamin of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 4 th . Day of July 1753. ^ y e Rev d . M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Samuel Thatcher Jun r . of Watertown and Mary Brown of Lexing- 
ton were joined in Marriage on the 3 d . Day of September 1753. 
the Rev d . M r Seth Storer Minifter of the Gospel. 
David Goddard of Narraganfet N° 6. and Margret Stone of 

Watertown were joined in Marriage on the 9 th . Day of October 

1753. f y e Rev d . M r Seth Storer Minifter of the Gospel. 
Thomas Birdit & Ruth Chenry both of Watertown were joined in 

Marriage on the firft day of November 1753. y e Rev d . M r Seth 

Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
William Godding and Mercy Stearns both of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the Eighth Day of November 1753. ^ y e 

Rev d . M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
David Bemis and Mary Bright both of Watertown were joined in 



Births Marriages and Deaths. 135 

Marriage on the 29 th . Day of November 1753. ^jJ y e Rev d . M r 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Joseph Coollidge & Eunice Stratton both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the Eleventh Day of December 1753. y e Rev d . 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of the Gospel. 
Nehemiah Mafon & Elizebeth Stone both of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the 28 th . Day of March 1754. ^ y e Rev d . 

M r Seth Storer Minifter of the Gospel. 
Thefe Thirty five foregoing Marriages were Returned to Joseph 

Mafon Town Clerk on the Twenty Ninth Day of March 1754. 

Returned to the Clerk of the peace 

[100] 1755 Births & Deaths. 

John Meed Son of Israel & Mary Meed born Feb y 22 
John Remington Son to John & Mary Remington 

Born March-4 th 
John Stone Son of Jonathan & Martha Stone Born 

March : 7 th 

Mary Fisk Daugter of Samuel & Lydia Fisk Born 
May- 1 5 

Katherine Harrington Daughter of Natha 1 . & Mary 

Harrington Born Aug 1 . 26 
James Hay Son of James & Elifabeth Hay Born May 

-the- 1 8 th 

Nathaniel Harris Son to Stephen & Sarah Harris Born 
March^o* 

Frances Brown Son of Jonathan & Esther Brown Born 
April 16 

Hannah Dix Daughter to James & Sarah Dix Born 
July: 25: 

David Bemis Son to David & Mary Bemis Born Sep- 
tember y e 15 

Elifabeth Mason the wife of Nehemiah Mafon Deceas't- 
April-24 

Deacon Joseph Mason Deceas't July^ 111 

Marriages Consumated. 

Joseph Jackson of Newton & Abigail Brown of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the Eleventh Day of April-1754- the 
Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 

Josiah Morfe of Cambridge and Anna Benjamin of Watertown 
were Joined in Marriage on the Eleventh Day of April 1754- 
<g r - the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 

Nathan Kendall of Woburn & Sarah White of Watertown were 
Joined in Mariage on the first Day of August-1754-^. the 
Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple in Watertown. 

Stephen Harris & Sarah Brown both of Watertown were Joined in 



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136 



Watertown Records. 



Marriage on the Sixteenth Day of January 1755- *$ r . the Rev d . 
M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple in Watertown. 
David Sanger Jun r . & Lucy Learned both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the Twentieth Day of Feb y - 1755. 
f r - the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple in 
Watertown. 

Benjamin Harris and Mary Addleton both of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the Twentieth Day of Feb y : 1755. By the 

Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 
Jofeph Hay and Hannah Harris both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the Twentieth Day of Feb y : 1755. By the Rev d . 

M r . Seth Storer minifter of the Gosple. 
Eben r : Stone Jun r . And Abigail Stowell both of Watertown were 

Joined in Marriage on the Fourteenth Day of March 1755. By 

the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 
Isreal Whittemore of Weston And Abigail Brown of Watertown 

were Joined in Marriage on the first Day of May 1755. By the 

Rev d : M r Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 

[101] 1756. Births & Deaths. 

Sufanna Soden Daughter of Samuel & Sufanna Soden 

Born September 21- 1756 
Lucy Felton Daughter of Benjamin & [Joanna] Felton 

Born May 29 1756 
John Leathe Son to Jedidiah & Hannah Leathe born 

May: 18 1756 
Molly Sawin Daughter of Daniel & Sufanna Sawin 

born March. 21 st 1756 
Abigail Richardson Daughter to Edward and Abigail 

Richardson born May-i st . 1756 
Elisabeth Stone Daughter of Nathaniel & Ruth Stone 

born- May the 3 d .- 1756 
Ebenezer Hinds — Son to Ebenez r & Sufanna Hinds 

born March-23 d 1756 
Abraham Randal Son to John & Love Randal Born 

May 29 1756 
Henry Kemball Son to John Kemball Jun r . & Mary 

Kemball Born June-17- 1756 
Sufanna Coffeen Daughter of John & Sufanna Coffeen 

Born-July-27 1756 
Mary Cook Daugter of John and Johanna Cook born 

Ap 1 : 27 1756 
Samuel Coollidge Son of Jonas and Elifabeth Coollidge 

Born August-31- 1756 
Daniel. Coollidge Son of Nathaniel & Dorothy Coollidge 

Born May the 24 th - 1756 
David Clark Son to Uriah and Ruth Clark- Born 

Decern - 31 1756 



Births, Marriages and Deaths, 



137 



Nathaniel Bemis Son to David and Mary Bemis Born 

Decern'. 20 th 1756, 

Cornelius Stone Son to Ebenezer & Abigail Stone 

Born-Novem r -2o th 1 756. 

Tho s : Spring Son to Jedidiah & Elifabeth Spring born 

Sep r . 16 th 1756. 

Samuel Parry Deceas't January 28 th 1756 

Henry Spring Jun r . Deceas't Sept r - 11 1756 



Marriages Confumated. 

Abijah Hammond of Newton and Mary Saltmarsh of Watertown 

were Joined in Marriage on the Fifth Day of June 1755. *$ r . 

the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e Gosple. 
W- Sanger and Abigail Jenifon of Watertown were Joined in 

Marriage on the Twenty Fourth Day of July. 1755. By the Rev d : 

M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 
Amariah Learned and Hannah Hastings both of Watertown were 

Joined in Marriage on the Twenty First Day of Aug 1 . 1755. By 

the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e Gosple. 
Henry Evans of Boston and Elifabeth Baldwin of Watertown were 

Joined in Marriage on the Twenty Third Day of 06tob r . 1755. 

^ r . the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 
Sam 1 . Soden of Cambridge and Sufanna Mafon of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the Sixteenth Day of Decemb r - 1755. 

By M r Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple in Watertown. 
Oliver Prescot of Groton & Lydia Baldwin of Watertown were 

Joined in Marriage on the Nineteenth Day of Feb y . 1756. 

the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 

(Thus far Returned to the Clerk of y° peace.) 

Daniel Learned Son to Amariah & Hannah Learned 

Born Feb ry : 18: 1756. 



[102] 1757. Births & Deaths. 



Anna Harris Daughter to Stephen & Sarah Harris 




Born April. 30 


r 757- 


Lucy Remington Daughter to John & Mary Remington 




Born June. 10 


1757- 


Daniel Sawin Son to Daniel & Susanna Sawin born 




May. i st 


*757- 


Asa Bond Son to Henry & Mary Bond born August 




the 25 


I 757- 


Nathaniel Norcrofs Son to Josiah & Elifabeth Norcrofs 




born June 30 th . 


1757- 


Daniel Mason Son to Nehemiah & Martha Mason born 




August- 1 5 


1757- 


John Cook Son to John & Johanna Cook born Sep- 




tem r . 12 


1757- 



Watertozvn Records. 



Thomas Stone Son to Jonathan and Martha Stone 

Born March 27. 
Abraham Crawley Son to Abraham and Grace Crawley 

Born October. 21 
Elifabeth Coollidge Daughter of Joseph and Eunice 

Coollidge Born January 15 

. ( Mary & ) Brown Daughters of Jonathan & 



Catherine Bemis Daughter to Jonathan & Huldah 

Bemis Born October. 4. 
Tabitha Learned Daughter to Jonas & Tabitha 

Learned Born Febuary 
David Sanger Son to David & Luce Sanger Born 

Feb y . 15. 

Phinehas Harrington Son to Edward & Hannah Har- 
rington Born Auguft: 2: 

Samuel Bond Son to William & Luce Bond Born 
December: 7 Day 

John Sanger Son to William & Abigail Sanger Born 
May y e . 6 

Anna Harris Daughter to Stephen and Sarah Harris 

Deceas*. May- 18- 
William Gam age Son to William & Abigail Gamage 

Born Feb^: y e : 24: 
Samuel Gamage Son to William & Abigail Gamage 

Born Aug 1 : y e 25 th : 
Elizabeth Cook Daughter to Samuel & Sufannah Cook 

Born July : 1 2 : 
Stephen Cook Son to Samuel & Sufannah Cook Born 

January 6: 

Robert Cook Son to Samuel & Sufannah Cook Born 
Janury: 15: 

Sufannah Cook Daughter to Samuel & Sufannah Cook 
Born Dec r 5 

Hannah Cook Daughter to Samuel & Sufannah Cook 
Born April: 30: 

Sufannah Cook wife to Samuel Cook Defeaft Feb- 
ruary: 10: 

William Dix Son to James & Sarah Dix Born May: 24: 
Samuel Coollidge Son to Jonas & Elizabeth Coollidge 

Born August: 31 : 
Samuel Hager Son to Samuel & Mary Hager Born 

Sep r : 9: 

Moses Hager Son to Samuel & Mary Hager Born 
Sep r : 22 

Jonathan Hager Son to Samuel & Mary Hager Born 
March: 18: 

Abigail Hager Daughter to Samuel & Mary Hager 
Born Jan ry : 14: 



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Births, Marriages and Deaths, 



139 



Sufanna Hager Daughter to Samuel & Mary Hager 

Born 0a r : y e 26: 1746 

Elijah Hager Son to Samuel and Mary Hager Born 

Oa r y e :2 3 : 1745 

Nathan Boyington Son to Jacob & Mary Boyington 

Born OcV: y e 16: 1757 

Daniel Livermore Son to David & Abigail Livermore 

Born Aprily e 7 th . 1749 

Lydia Livermore Daughter to David & Abigail Liver- 
more Born Jan ry : y e 8 th . 1750 / 1 

Samuel Coollidge Son to Samuel & Ruth Coollidge 

Born Aug 1 : y e . 8 th . 175 1. O. S 

[103] Marriages Consumated 

Moses Biggelow of Watertown and Mary Hammond of Newton 
were joined in Marriage on the fifteenth Day of June 1756. 

the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gospel. 

Thomas Rand of Charlestown and Anna Coollidge of Watertown 
were joined in Marriage on the Twenty Eighth Day of December 
i75 6 - 

The Rev d : M r Seth Storer Minister of the Gospel. 
Josiah Norcrofs & Elifabeth Child both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the Sixth Day of January 1757. ^ the Rev d . M r . 

Seth Storer Minister of y e Gospel. 
William Bond & Lucy Brown both of Watertown were joined in 

Marriage on the Seventeenth Day of February. 1757. ^. the 

Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e . Gospel. 
Ebenezer Swan of Cambridge and Mary Manfer of W r atertown 

were joined in Marriage on the Seventeenth Day of March 

1757. ^ the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e Gosple. 
Simon Whitney and Mary Ruggles both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the Twenty Sixth Day of May 1757. ^ the 

Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e . Gosple. 
Sam 1 : White and Sibbell Bright both of W'atertown were joined in 

Marriage on the Second Day of June 1757. *ty the Rev d : M r . 

Seth Storer Minister of y e . Gosple. 
Josiah Mason and Anna Livermore both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the Twenty first Day of June 1757. the Rev d : 

M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple. 
Josiah Bright & Rachel Livermore both of Watertown were joined 

in Marriage on the Twenty first Day of July 1757. the Rev d : 

M r : Seth Storer Minister of y e Gospel. 

Returned to y e Clerk of y e Peace. 

Abijah Peirce of Waltham and Thankfull Brown of the Same 

Town were Joined in Marriage one the Third Day of Sep r . 175 1. 

°§ the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e Gosple. 
William Sibley of Sutton & Rebecca Southworth of Waltham were 

Joined in Marriage on the Twenty Sixth Day of Decern'. 1751. 

% the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e Gosple. 



140 



Watertown Records. 



Josiah Hastings & Lydia Ball both of Waltham were Joined in 

Marriage on the fourth Day of June 1752. By the Rev d . M r . 

Seth Storer Minister of the Gospel. 
Paul Wyman of Woborn & Lucy White of Watertown were Joined 

in Marriage on the Seventeenth Day of Nov r - 1757. By the 

Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gospel. 
Daniel Watson of Cambridge & Anna Tainter of Watertown 

were Joined in Marriage on the Twenty fourth Day of Nov r - 

1757. ^ the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gosple in 

Watertown. 

George Munroe & Anna Bemis both of Watertown were Joined in 

Marriage on the Thirtieth Day of March AD. 1758. f the Rev d : 

M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gospel. 
Abijah Brown of Watertown and Sarah Stearns of Waltham were 

Joined in Marriage on the twenty fourth Day of May 1758. 
the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e . Gospel. 
Oliver Livermore & Katherine Bond both of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the twenty Second Day of June 1758. 
the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e . Gospel. 
Sam 1 . Sanger and Grace Harrington both of Watertown were 

joined in Marriage on the twenty fourth Day of August 1758. 
the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e . Gospel. 
Tho s . Learned Jun r . of Watertown & Deborah Brown of Cambridge 

were joined in Marriage on the 22. Day of March 1759. the 

Rev d . M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e Gosple. 
Returned 

[104] Births & Deaths. 1758. 

James Stone Son to Nathaniel and Ruth Stone born 
June 13 th : 

Lucy Fisk Daughter to Sam 1 : & Lydia Fisk Born June 

30 th 

John Richardson Son to Edw d : & Abigail Richardson 
born July-11 

Jonathan Remington Son to John & Mary Remington 
Born-Sep r -4 

Hannah Leathe Daughter to Jedidiah and Hannah 

Leathe Born July- 15- 
Mary Child Daughter to Jonathan & Elifabeth Child 

was Born-No v r -2 5. 
Mary Sanderfon Daughter to Isaac & Kezia Sanderson 

Born April-24- 
Samuel Hinds Son to Eben r . & Susanna Hinds Born 

June 29 

Abijah White Son of Jonas & Lois White Born May 
y e 22 

Jonas White Son of Jonas & Lois White Born June 
y e 19 



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Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



Joel White Son of Jonas & Lois White Born July y e 15 
Lois White Daughter of Jonas & Lois White Born 
October y e 8 

Josiah White Son of Jonas & Lois White Born Novem- 
ber y e 5- 

Thomas Soden Son of Samuel & Sufanna Soden Born 
August 8- 

Hugh Mafon Son of Nhemiah & Martha Mafon Born 

December: 23: 
Samuel White Son of Samuel & Sibil White Born 

March: 4: 

Thomas Sanger Son to David & Luce Sanger Born 
January the 8 : 

Edward Harrington Son to Edward & Hannah Har- 
rington Born May. 20: 

Henry Bond Son to W'illiam & Luce Bond Born 
June: 6: 

and Defeafed the 17 Day of the Same Month 
Isaac Randal Son to John & Love Randal Born June 
the 29 

Jonathan Bright Son to Josiah & Rachel Bright Born 

the 17 of Sep r 
Mary Learned Daughter to Amariah & Hannah 

Learned Born June 28: 
Abigail Sanger Daughter to William Sanger Born 

February y e -2- 
Lucy Fisk Daughter to Samuell and Lydia Fisk 

Deceas't August. 6 th . 
The Wid w . Deliverance Webb Deceas't-Decem r - 20 th . 

Aged 82 Years. 
Jonathan Brown Deceaft July 25 
John Kemball Deceaft January: 1 Day 

[105] Births & Deaths. 1759. 

Josiah Spring Son to Jedidiah and Elifabeth Spring 

born July 24 th 
Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney Son to Simon and Mary 

Whitney Born March 19 
Luke Bemis Son to David and Mary Bemis Born 

0<5to r - 11 

Charles Harrington Son to Nathanel & Mary Har- 
rington Born May 19- 

Jonathan Brown Son of Jonathan & Esther Brown Born 
November 2 5 : 

Lydia Stone Daughter of Jonathan & Martha Stone 
Born May 2 

Elizabeth Mafon Daughter of Nehemiah & Martha 
Mafon Born Dec r : 18: 



142 Watertown Records. 

f 

Mathew Johnfon Son of Mathew & Sarah Johnfon 

Born Jan ry - 10: ' 1 759. 

Luce White Daughter of Samuel & Sibil White Born 

Sep r : 24: 1759. 
Mary Kemball Daughter of John & Mary Kemball 

Born October: 4: 1 759. 

Luce Cook Daughter to John & Joanna Cook Born 

November the 29: 1 759. 

Abijah Brown Son to Abijah & Sarah Brown Born 

March: 21: v 1 759. 

Sufannah Harrington Daughter to Edward & Hannah 

Harrington Born Nov r 23: 1 759. 

John Sawin Son to Daniel & Sufannah Sawin Born 

Feb ry . 7: 1759. 
Elizabeth Dix Daughter to James & Sarah Dix Born 

April: 22: 1 759. 

Jolhua Coollidge Son to Joseph & Eunis Coollidge 

Born September y e 11 1 759. 

Lydia Sanger Daughter to Samuel & Grace Sanger 

Born January y e 8- 1 759. 

Sam 1 : Tainter Deceas't- January. 4 th 1 759. 
William Tainter Son to John & Joanna Tainter 

Deceas't March-6 th - 1 759. 
Thod us : Bond^Son to Henry & Mary Bond. Deceas't 

-July-25 1759. 

Samuel Warrin Deceas d November: 13 1 759. 



Marriages Consumated. 



Hubbard Rufsell "of Cambridge & Lois Boynton of Watertown 
were joined in Marriage on the 12 th - Day of June 1759. 

^ the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e . Gospel. 
Simon Hastings & Sarah Coollidge both of Watertown were joined 
in Marriage on the Twelfth Day of June 1759. 

the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of the Gospel, 
Jedidiah Learned of Watertown and Mary Grant of Cambridge 
were Joined in Marriage on the 20 th . Day of Septem r . 1759. 

^ The Rev d : M r . Seth Storer Minister of y e Gospel. 

Return d d. 

[106] Births & Deaths. 1760. 

Elifabeth Norcrofs Daughter to Josiah & Elifabeth 

Norcrofs born Jan y : 16- 
Eben Richardfon Son of Edward & Abigail Richard- 

fon born July: 12: 
Nathaniel Stone Son of Nathaniel & Ruth Stone 

Born July 2 1 : 



1760. 
1760. 
1760. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. ' 143 

Nathaniel Coollidge Son of Nathaniel & Dorothy 

Coollidge Born May: 4: 1760. 
Josiah Learned Son to Thomas & Deborah Learned 

Born July: 28: 1760. 
Mary Harrington Wife to Nathaniel Harrington De- 
feased July: 15- 1760. 
Abigail Learned Daughter to Fanning & Abigail 

Learned Born March: 8: 1760. 
Jonathan Bemis Son to Jonathan & Huldah Bemis 

Born October: 19: 1760. 
Nathaniel Sanger Son to David & Luce Sanger Born 

May-15- 1760. 
Luce Bond Daughter to William & Luce Bond Born 

December: 26: 1759. 
Jeremiah Fowle Son to Edmund & Abigail Fowle Born 

December: 17: 1760. 
Dorothy Whitney Daughter to Simon & Mary Whitney 

Born July: 22: 1760. 
Jacob Randal Son to John & Love Randal Born. 

July-29: 1760. 
Mary Crawley Daughter to Abraham & Grace Crawley 

Born January 24: 1760. 
Benjaman Haftings Son to Simon & Sarah Haftings 

Born April: 1- 1761. 
Lucy Sawin Daughter to Daniel & Sufannah Sawin 

Born July: 10: 1760. 
Joseph Bright Son to Josiah & Rachel Bright Born 

Auguft-23: 1760. 
David Fearned Son to James & Sarah Beamed Born 

August: 17: 1760. 
Richard Clark Deceafed. November: 6: 1760. 
Elizabeth Learned Daughter to Amariah & Hannah 

Learned Born Sep r : 10: 1760. 
Mercy Amelia Spring Daughter to Convers & Mercy 

Spring Born Feb ry : 28: 1760. 
Lydia Sanger Daughter to William & Abigail Sanger 

Born Sep r . 21 : 1760. 
Sarah Leath Daughter to Jedidiah & Hannah Leath 

Born Sep r : 19: 1760. 
Hannah Harris Daughter to Stephen & Sarah Harris 

Born June y e 29 1760. 
Josiah Norcrofs Son to Josiah & Elizabeth Norcrofs 

Born April y e 22 1762. 
Samuel Sanger Son to Samuel & Grace Sanger Born 

Feb ry :y e 2i: 1761. 
Grace Sanger Daughter to Samuel & Grace Sanger 

Born Jan 17 : y e 20: 1 7^3- 
Sufanna Stratton Daughter to John & Mary Stratton 

Born Dec 1 ; y e 2: 1760. 



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William Stratton Son to John & Mary Stratton Born 
July y e 4 

Jofhua Stratton Son to John & Mary Stratton Born 

Dec r : y e 29: 

Richard Coollidge Stratton Son to John & Mary 

Stratton Born Feb ry . y e 28: 
Isaac Stratton Son to John & Mary Stratton Born 

Feb ry : y e 20: 

James Vila Son to James & Mary Vila Born Dec': y e 
5 th - 

Andrew White Son to Jedidiah & Elizabeth White 

Born April y e .2 d . 
John White Son to Mary Learned Born OcV: y e 12 

[107] Births & Deaths 1761 & 1762 

Ebenezer Mafon Son to Ebenezer & Elizabeth Mafon 

Born Feb y : 18: 
Samuel Soden Son to Samuel & Sufannah Soden Born 
January 13: 

Mary Harris Daughter to Benjamin & Abigail Harris 

Born March: 19: 
Mofes Learned Son to Fanning & Abigail Learned 

Born November. 25: 
Mary Haftings Daughter to Simon & Sarah Haftings 

Born Sep r : 1 2 : 
Katherine Sanger Daughter to Nathaniel & Anna 

Sanger Born April : 1 1 : 
Dorothy Whitney Daughter to Simon & Mary Whitney 

DeceaP: August 9: 
Joseph Child Son to Jonathan & Elizabeth Child Born 

December 17: 
Abigail White Daughter to Samuel & Sibil White Born 

July: 19: 

Jonas Dix Son to James & Sarah Dix Born June: 4 
Hannah Learned wife to Amariah Learned Deceaf d 
June the 1 : 

Jonathan Remington Son to John & Mary Remington 

was Born July: 16 th : 
Joseph Mafon Son to Nehemiah & Martha Mafon Born 

July: y e 4- 

Martha Mafon Wife to Nehemiah Mafon Decef 1 - 
July: 23- 

Joseph Coollidge Son to Joseph & Eunis Coollidge 

Born October y e 4- 
Thomas Gardner Son to Joseph & Eleanor Gardner 

Born April y e . 10- 
Hannah Stone Daughter to Jonathan & Martha Stone 

Born April y e : 2 : 



Births, Marriages and DeatJis. 

Sarah Byles Daughter to Daniel <Sc Sarah Byles Born 
Dec r : y e 25: 

Jonathan Bemis Son to David <Sc Mar}' Bemis Born 
June y e 12:- 

Lois White Daughter to Jonas & Lois White Born 
Feb*: y 4*: 

Samuel Sawin Son to Daniel <Sc Sufanna Sawin Born 
May y*: 8*: 

Man- Whitney Daughter to Simon & Mar}- Whitney 

Born Jan" 7 : 10: 
Henry Bond Son to William & Luce Bond Born 

January: 14: 

Thomas Clark Son to Thomas & Sarah Clark Born 
Feb"'. 26: 

Benjaman Sanger Son to David & Luce Sanger Born- 
Feb^: 23: 

Josiah Bright Son to Josiah & Rachel Bright Born 
April: 28: 

Elizabeth Clark Daughter to Richard & Elizabeth 

Clark Born August 4: 
Jonathan Goding Son to Jonathan Coollidge & Hannah 

Coding Born Feb r . 25 
Paul Learned Son to Thomas & Deborah Learned 

Born august 19: 
William Mafon Son to Ebenezer & Elizabeth Mafon 

Born November y e 30. 
Samuel Sawin Son to Daniel «Sc Sufanna Sawin Born. 

May: y e 8: 

Samuel Fowle Son to Edmund <Sc Abigail Fowle Born 
Dec r . 18: 

Sarah Gardner Daughter to Joseph & Eleanor Gardner 
Born Dec* y e : 19 : 

Caleb Learned Son to Jonathan & Sufanna Learned 
Born August y e : 12: 

Mercy Learned Daughter to Jonas & Tabitha Learned 
Born February y e : 4: 

Abigail Learned Daughter to Fanning & Abigail 
Learned Defeas\ December v e : 24. 

Samuel Fisk Son to Samuel &: Lydia Fisk Born Octo- 
ber y e . 9. 

John Bemis Son to Jonathan & Huldah Bemis Born 
May y e : 4: 

Stephen Harris Son to Stephen & Sarah Harris Born 
May v e : 24: 

Elizabeth Jenifon Daughter to Samuel & Abigail 

Jenifon Born May y e : 15: 
Molly Boyington Daughter to Jacob & Mar}- Boyington 

Born Jan ry : y e 29 th : 



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[108] Marriages Confumated. 

Joseph Gardner of Watertown & Eleanor Collier of Bofton 
were joined in Marriage on the Eleventh Day of March 
1760. 

the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Nathan Coollidge & Elifabeth Learned both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the Eight day of May 1760. 

the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Joseph Whitney & Elifabeth Goddard both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the third Day of July 1760. 

the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Convers Spring & Mercy Learned both of Watertown were Joined 
in marriage on the Seventh day of Auguft 1 760. 

f r the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Ebenezer Mafon & Elifabeth Bright both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the fifteenth Day of October 1760. 

^ r the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
William Saltmarfh & Elifabeth Patterfon both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the Ninth Day of December 1760. 

f r the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jonas Mills of Needham & Lydia Benjamin of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the thirteenth Day of January: 1761. 

the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
James Gray of Stockbridge & Sarah Spring of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the fifth Day of February 1761. 

^ r the Rev d M r . Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Middfs Watertown Auguft: 15: 1760. 

Nathaniel Sanger & Anna Rufsel both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage. 

^ r Nath le Harris Juftice peace. 

Thus far Returned April 1761. 

William Goding and Sarah Stearns both of Watertown were Joined 
in Marriage on the twentieth Day of April 1761. 

y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Jonathan Coollidge Goding & Hannah Learned both of Watertown 
were joined in Marriage on the twenty first day of May 1761. 

^ r the Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 

[109] Marriages Confumated. 

Ebenezer Warner of Springfield & Elifabeth Cook of Watertown 
were joined in Marriage on the eight Day of October 1761. 

f r y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Ebenezer Beal of Hingham and Ann Thomfon of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the Nineteenth Day of October 1761. 

f r y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Samuel Jenifon Jun r & Abigail Newton both of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the Eleventh Day of November 1761. 

^ r y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



147 



Nathaniel Harrington & Rebecca Clark both of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the Twenty ninth Day of March 1762. 

^ r y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jonathan Learned Juner & Sufanna Willis both of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the Twenty ninth Day of April 1762. 

y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
James Vela & Mary Stearnes both of W T atertown were joined in 
Marriage on the fourth Day of May 1762. 

y y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
John Woodbridge of South Hadley and Mary Whitney of Water- 
town were joined in Marriage on the Tenth Day of June 1762. 

^ r y e Rev d M r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Nathaniel Goddard of Weston & Lydia Cutting of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on y e first day of December 1762. 

^ Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Ameriah Learned of Watertown & Sufanna Norcrofs of Newton 
were Joined in Marriage on y e Twenty fifth day of January 
i7 6 3- 

^ Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Ezekiel Walker of Boston & Abigail Coollidge of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the Sixteenth day of March 1763. 

^ Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Elifha Learned & Sarah Bemis were lawfully married on the 
Seventh day of June 1763. 

Seth Storer minifter of y e Gospel. 

Midd'efes fs: Cambridge April 17 th day 1764 

Nehemiah Mafon and Rebecca Fillebrown both of Watertown 
were Joined in Marriage ^ r Jon a : Haftings Jus: Peace. 

Thus far Returned April 1765. 

[110] Births & Deaths. 1763. 

John Chenery Son to John & Phebe Chenery Born 
March : 5 : 

The wid° Mary Mafon DeceP. April: y e 22- 
Frederick Remington Son to John & Mary Remington 

Born May y e : 16: 
Adam Brown Son to Jonathan & Esther Brown Born 

June y e . 16- 

Grace Coollidge Daughter to Nathaniel & Dorothy 

Coollidge Born August y e : 19: 
William Sanger Son to William & Abigail Sanger 

Born April y e : 11: 
Sally Edes Daughter to Daniel & [Katherine] Edes 

Born May y e . 7. 
Abigail Learned Daughter to Fanning & Abigail 

Learned Born December y e : 7 : 
Achfah Leath Daughter to Jedidiah & Hannah Leath 

Born Feb ry : y e : 3: 



1763- 
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i7 6 3- 

1763- 

i7 6 3- 

1763- 

1763- 
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Peter Goding Son to Jonathan Coollidge Goding & 

Hannah Goding Born 06t T . 28: 
Elenor White Daughter to Samuel & Sibil White Born 

July: 26. 

Hannah Draper Daughter to John & Ann Draper 

Born August y e 12: 
Sarah Richardfon Daughter to Edward Richardfon & 

Abigail Born June y e 9: 
Elizabeth Bond Daughter to William & Luce Bond 

Born OcV: y e 30: 
Amos Patterfon Son to Joseph & Lydia Patterfon Born 

Feb ry : 18- 

Martha Patterfon Daughter to Joseph & Lydia Pat- 
terfon Born May: 26 : 

Sarah Patterfon Daughter to Joseph & Lydia Pat- 
terfon Born June 30: 

Esther Patterfon Daughter to Joseph & Lydia Pat- 
terfon Born Jan ry : 10. 

John Saltmarfh Son to William & Elizabeth Saltmarfh 
Born OcV. 19. 

William Saltmarfh Son to William & Elizabeth Salt- 
marfh Born Oa r : 1: 

Elizabeth Saltmarfh Daughter to William & Elizabeth 
Saltmarfh Born Sep r : 21: 

Mary Whitney wife to Samuel Whitney Deceaft August: 

17 Day- 
Thomas Soden Son to Samuel & Sufanna Soden Born 
Sep r : y e 26 

Jacob Boyington Son to Jacob & Mary Boyington 
Born May y e : 11 th : 

Abijah Sawin Son to Daniel Sawin & Sufanna Sawin 
Born Jan ry : y e 15 

Mofes Mafon Son to Nehemiah & Rebecca Mafon 
Born July y e : 24: 

Grace Harrington Daughter to Jonathan & Grace Har- 
rington Born Sep r : y e : 30: 

Daniel Byles Son to Daniel & Sarah Byles Born Feb ry : 
y e 22: 

Anna Bemis Daughter to David & Mary Bemis Born 
Sep r : y e 3: 

Nathaniel Norcrofs Son to Josiah & Elizabeth Nor 

crofs Born April y e 22: 
Jemima Norcrofs Daughter to Josiah & Elizabeth 

Norcrofs Born May y e : 14 
William Bond Son to William & Luce Bond Born 

October y e : 24 th - 
Sarah Learned Daughter to Elifha & Sarah Learned 

Born August y e . 28. 
John Hinds Son to Ebenezer & Sufanna Hinds Born 

May y e : 7 day 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 1 49 

Daniel Hastings Son to Simon & Sarah Hastings Born 

Sep r : y e 1. 1 763. 

Elizabeth Haftings Daughter to Simon & Sarah 

Haftings Born April y e 3. 1766. 
Mary Leathe Daughter to Jedidiah & Hannah Leathe 

Born Jan* 26 th . 1767. 
Lucy Leathe Daughter to Jedidiah & Hannah Leathe 

Born Jan y 2 d : 1769. 
Benjamin Whitney Son to Henry & Hannah Whitney 

Born March 10 th . I 7^9« 

[111] Births & Deaths. 1764 & 1765. 

Spencer Sanger Son to Nathaniel & Anna Sanger 

Born March y e : 19: 1764. 
Joshua Learned Son to Thomas & Deborah Learned 

Born August y e : 23: 1764. 
Josiah Convers Spring Son to Convers & Mercy 

Spring Born June y e : 29: 1764. 
Chary Stone Daughter to Jonathan & Martha Stone 

Born Nov r : y e : 19: 1764. 
Lucy Sanger Daugter to David & Lucy Sanger Born 

April y e : 15: 1764. 
Mofes Bright Son to Josiah & Rachel Bright Born 

August y e : 22 : 1764. 
Sarah Clark Daugter to Thomas & Sarah Clark Born 

Julyy e : 9 : 1764. 
Enoch Mafon Son to Ebenezer & Elizabeth Mafon 

Born July y e 22: 1764. 
Elizabeth Brown wid° Deceafed August y e : 6- 1 765. 

Rhoda Stone Daughter to Nathaniel & Ruth Stone 

Born May y e : 14: 1 765. 

Francis Leath Daughter to Jedidiah & Hannah Leath 

Born May y e : 28: 1 765. 

Samuel Fisk Son to Samuel & Lydia Fisk DeceaP July 

y e 6: 1764. 
Lucretia Fisk Daughter to Samuel & Lydia Fisk Born 

Sep r :y e 15: 1764. 
Sarah Harris Daughter to Stephen & Sarah Harris 

Born May y e : 16: 1 765. 

Daniel Whitney Bifco Son to Jofiah & Grace Bifco 

Born Nov r : 17: 1765. 
Ruth Bond Daughter to Jonas & Ruth Bond Born 

June y e 30- 1753. 
Leonard Bond Son to Jonas & Ruth Bond Born 

January y e : 30: 1755. 
Jonas Bond Son to Jonas & Ruth Bond Born Novem- 
ber 16. 1756. 
Hannah Bond Daughter to Jonas & Ruth Bond Born 

March y e 31: I 75^» 



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Mary Bond Daughter to Jonas & Ruth Bond-Born 

January y e : 16: 1761. 
Anna Bond Daughter to Jonas & Ruth Bond Born 

Aprily e : 14: 1765. 
Daniel Stone Son to Jonathan & Martha Stone Born 

January y e 2 7: 1766. 
Hannah Gardiner Daughter to Joseph & Elenor 

Gardiner Born Nov r : 7 th . 1765. 
Benjamin Felton-Stetfon Son to Ebenezer & Lucy 

Stetfon Born May: y c . 22: 1766. 
Samuel Jenifon Son to Samuel & Abigail Jenifon Born 

August y e 24: 1764. 
Abigail Jenifon Daughter to Samuel & Abigail Jenifon 

Born May y e 3 : 1766. 
Hannah Bond Clark Daughter to Thomas & Sarah 

Clark Born July y e 14: 1766. 

Twins \ Lois & X Child Dau g hters t0 Phinehas & 
wins Catherine ) Lois Child Born June y e : 29. 1766. 

The wid w Elizabeth Prentice Deceaft May y e : 31: 1766. 

Mary Kemball wife to John Kemball Deceaft April 

y e : 19 th 1766. 
Wid° Lydia Warrin Deceaft the 15 th . Day of July- 1766. 
William Richardfon Son to Edward & Abigail Rich- 

ardfon Born 06t r y e : 5: 1765. 
Silas Spring Son to Convers & Mercy Spring Born 

August y e : 13 th : 1766. 
Josiah White Son to Samuel & Sibil White Born Sep r : 

y e i8 ,h : 1766. 
John Patten Son to Thomas & Anna Patten Born 

Sep r 2 th : 1766. 
Richard Walker Son to Richard & Elizabeth Walker 

Born Sep\ y e : 13 th : 1766. 
Joseph Sawin Son to Daniel & Sufanna Sawin Born 

May: y e 8 th : 1766. 
Sarah Mafon Daughter to Nehemiah & Rebecca Mafon 

Born Aug 4 : y e : 21 th . 1766. 
Nathan Coollidge Son to Nathaniel & Dorothy Cool- 

lidge Born December y e : 6: 1766. 

[112] Marriages Confummated. 

Thomas Johnfon of Charlstown & Mary Clark of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on y e Eighteenth Day of September 1763. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Ebenezer Seaver of Cambridge & Sarah Coollidge of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the twenty Ninth Day of November 1763. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Amos Livermore & Hephzibath Coollidge both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on y e first Day of December 1763. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 151 

Ezekiel Whitney of Watertown & Katharine Draper of Roxbury 
were Joined in Marriage on y e Sixth day of December 1763. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Thaddeus Haftings of Lexington & Mary Stratton of Watertown 
were Joined in Marriage on y e twenty Ninth day of March 1763. 

r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Simon Coollidge & Mary Jenifon both of Watertown were joined 
in Marriage on y e twenty fifth Day of December 1764. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Timothy Wheeler of Concord & Hannah Bond of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on y e Second Day of January 1765. 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Samuel Whitney & Lydia Prentice both of Watertown were joined 
in Marriage on the fifteenth Day of January 1765. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gcfpel. 
Daniel Bond & Sarah Gray both of Watertown were joined in Mar- 
riage on the first day of March 1765. 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Ebenezer Stetfon & Lucey Ruggles both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the first day of July 1765. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Josiah Bisco & Grace Whitney both of Watertown were Joined in 
Marriage on y e thirtyeth Day of September 1765. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 

Thus far Return d April 1770. 

[113] Marriages Confummated. 

Jonathan Whitney & Sufanna Norcrofs both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the tenth Day of October 1765. 

f T Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Samuel Brown of Newton & Lois Coollidge of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the fourteenth Day of October 1765. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Richard Walker & Elizabeth Goddard both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the fifteenth Day of October 1765. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
David Coollidge ju r & Dorothy Stearns both of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the fifth day of December 1765. 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Abraham Hews & Lucy Jenifon both of Watertown were joined in 
Marriage on the tenth Day of January 1766. 

"$ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Mofes Sanders & Sarah Goddard both of Watertown were joined 
in Marriage on the twenty Seventh day of February 1766. 

< $! r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
James Bradifli of Charlstown & Mary Stearns of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the fifteenth day of May 1766. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 



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Benjamin Dana of Cambridge & Lucey Whitney of Watertown 
were lawfully Married on the twenty Second Day of May 
1766. 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Seth Norcrofs & Jeruftia Learned both of Watertown were joined 
in Marriage on the Twenty fourth Day of June 1766. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Abraham Whitney & Elizabeth Whitney both of Watertown were 
joined in Marriage on the tenth day of July 1766. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Nathaniel Jarvis of Cambridge & Elizabeth Tainter of Watertown 
were lawfully Married on the Eighteenth Day of December 
1766. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 

These Returned April 1770. 

[114] Births & Deaths. 1767. 

Seth Sanger Son to David & Lucy Sanger Born Dec 

29"': . 1765 

Samuel Coollidge Deceaft January y e : 12:- 1767 
William Learned Son to William & Anna Learned 

Born May y e : 13 th : 1767 
Sarah Sanders Daughter to Mofes & Sarah Sanders 

Born July y e : 12 th 1767 
Lydia Harrington Daughter to Jonathan & Grace Har- 
rington Born March y e 20: 1767 
Grace Bifco Daughter to Josiah & Grace Bifco Born 

Oa°. y e 2 1767 
Samuel Learned Son to Thomas & Deborah Learned 

Born Feb ry : y e 22 1767 
Elizabeth Richardfon Daughter to Edward & Abigail 

Richardfon Born Nov r : y e : 2: 1767 
Jefse Sanger Son to David & Luce Sanger Born 

February y e : 4 th : 1768 
Jonas Stone Son to Jonathan & Martha Stone Born 

Oa r : y e : 25: 1767 
Mary Patten Daughter to Thomas & Anna Patten 

Born Dec r : y e 25: I 7^7 
Mary Draper Daughter to John & Ann Draper Born 

Jan ry : y e : 16: 1767 
Henry Spring Son to Convers & Marcy Spring Born 

July y e : 11: 1768 
Isaac Bemis Son to David & Mary Bemis Born Dec': 

y e : 26: 1766 
Benjamin Sawin Son to Daniel & Sufanna Sawin Born 

May y e 25 : 1768 
John Sawin Deceaft the 15 th of September 1767 at 

Mendon. 



Births, Marriages and DeatJis. 



Elizabeth Norcrofs Daughter to Josiah & Elizabeth 

Norcrofs Born April y e 10: 
Rebecca Clark Daughter to Richard & Elizabeth 

Clark Born April y e 28: 
Sufanna Coollidge Daughter to David & Dorothy 

Coollidge Born July y e 28: 
William Coollidge Son to David & Dorothy Coollidge 

Born Jan ry : y e 12: 
Jonathan Bond Son to William & Luce Bond Born 

August y e : 18. 

and Deceaft April y e . 5 th : 
Henry Learned Son to William & Anna Learned Born 

Nov r y e : i st : 

Elilha Learned Son to Elilha & Sarah Learned Born 

March y e 21 th : 
Sufanna Learned Daughter to Elilha & Sarah Learned 

Bom Sep r : y e 5 th . 
Francis Bright Son to Josiah & Rachel Bright Born 

April y e . 3. 

Nance Bright Daughter to Josiah & Rachel Bright 

Born Feb ry : y e . 8 th 
Jolhua Grant Son to Christopher & Sarah Grant Born 

Nov r : y e 17 th 

Samuel Grant Son to Christopher & Sarah Grant Born 
Sep r : y e : 16 th . 

Joseph Grant Son to Christopher & Sarah Grant Born 
April y e . 3 th . 

Sarah Grant Daughter to Christopher & Sarah Grant 

Born Dec r : y e 12. 
Sufanna Sawin Daughter to Daniel & Sufanna Sawin 

Born Sep r y e 22 th : 
Elizabeth Draper Daughter to Thomas & Elizabeth 

Draper Born March y e 6. 

and Died the 20 th Day of June Next Following. 
Martha Mafon Daughter to Nehemiah & Rebecca 

Mafon Born Jan ry : y e 5: 
Rebecca Mafon Daughter to Nehemiah & Rebecca 

Mafon Born May y e 28: 
Hannah Stearns Daughter to Phinehas & Hannah 

Stearns Born April y e 28 th : 
Sufanna Stearns Daughter to Phinehas & Hannah 

Stearns Born November y e 24 th ': 
Mary Bemis Daughter to David & Mary Bemis Born 

February y e : 17 th . 
Elizabeth Coollidge Daughter to Jonas & Anna Cool- 
lidge Born Aug f : y e 27 th . 
Joseph Sanger Son to David & Lucy Sanger Born 

June y e 16. 



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[llo] Births & Deaths. 1769. 

Peter Clark Son to Thomas & Sarah Clark Born Jan^. 

y e . 4 th : 

Charls Bond Son to William & Luce Bond Born Feb^: 
y e . 16 th : 

Anna Sanger Daughter to Samuel & Grace Sanger 

Born Feb ry : y e 12: 
Mary Soden Daughter to Samuel & Sufanna Soden 

Born March y e 5 th : 
John Learned Son to Elifha & Sarah Learned Born 

June y e 8 th . 

John Draper Son to John & Ann Draper Born June 
y c 26 th 

Thomas Bifco Son to Josiah & Grace Bifco Born 

August y e . 31 th : 
The Widow Mary Maddox Deceaft November y e : 29: 
John Hackleton Son to John Hackleton & Bethiah 

his wife Born Aug st : y e . 29. 
Eunis White Daughter to Samuel & Sibil White Born 

June y e : 24 th 

Mary Saltmarfh Daughter to Seth & Ruth Saltmarfti 

Born Jan ry : y e . 16. 
Elijah Bemis Son to Jonathan & Huldah Bemis Born 

July y e . 5 th . 

Lucy Richardfon Daughter to Edward & Abigail 

Richardfon Born Dec r : y e . 20. 
Lucretia Bright Daughter to Josiah & Rachel Bright 

Born May y e 5 th : 
Luke Spring Son to Convers & Marcy Spring Born 

the 26 th . June 

Sarah Bright Daughter to Josiah & Rachel Bright 

Born Nov r : y e . 20 th . 
Silas Learned Son to William & Anna Learned Born 

July y c : 3. 

Elizabeth Draper Wife to Thomas Draper Deceafed 
June y e 14 th . 

Josiah Warrin Son to Josiah & Abigail Warrin Born 
March y e 25 th : 

Hannah Bemis Daughter to David & Mary Bemis 
Born August y e 23 th . 

Lydia Fisk Daughter to Samuel & Lydia Fisk De- 
ceafed July y e 26- 

The Widow Lydia Benjamin Deceafed August: y e . 1 i th - 

Silas Learned Son to William and Anna Learned. 
Born January y e : 29— 

Mary Richardfon Daughter to Edward & Abigail 
Richardfon Born Aug 1 : y e . 9: 

Anna Hall Daughter to Ezekiel & Anna Hall Born 
May y e 29 th : 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



155 



Abigail Warrin Daughter to Josiah & Abigail Warrin 

Born Sep r : y e 30 th . I 77 2 - 
Amos Livermore Son to Amos & Hepzibath Livermore 

Born Sep r : y e 30: 1764. 
Lucy Livermore Daughter to Amos & Hepzibath 

Livermore Born Dec r : y e 31: I 7&7* 
Hepzibath Livermore Daughter to Amos & Hepzibath 

Livermore Born April y e 5 th : I 77 I « 
Caleb Learned Son to Jonathan & Sufanna Learned 

Born August y e 13 th : 1762. 
Anna Learned Daughter to Jonathan & Sufanna 

Learned Born Dec r : y e 23 th : 1764. 
Hannah Learned Daughter to Jonathan & Sufanna 

Learned Born April y e . 3 d . 1 7^7- 
Jofeph Learned Son to Jonathan & Sufanna Learned 

Born May y e : 7 th : x 769» 
Sufanna Learned Daughter to Jonathan & Sufanna 

Learned Born Sep r : y e 13 th . I 77 I « 
Mary Coollidge Daughter to Simon & Mary Coollidge 

Born Sep n : y e 5 th : 1767. 
Hepzibath Coollidge Daughter to Simon & Mary 

Coollidge Born June y e 10 th 1 7^9- 

t " \ ^^ 6S \ Sons to Simon & Mary Coollidge Born 

( Aaron \ Odtober y 27*. 1771. 
Peter Coollidge Son to David & Dorothy Coollidge 

Born March y e . i st . I 77°« 
Dorothy Coollidge Daughter to David & Dorothy 

Coollidge Born Jan ry . y e 30 th . I 77 2 « 
Anna Coollidge Daughter to Jonas & Anna Coollidge 

Born July y e 14 th . I 7^9' 
Jonas Coollidge Son to Jonas & Anna Coollidge Born 

July y e 18 th 1772. 

[116] Marriages Confumated. 

William Learned & Anna Cox both of Watertown were lawfully 
Married on the Thirty first Day of December 1766. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Jonas Coollidge Ju r : & Anna Harrington both of Watertown were 
lawfully Married on the twelfth Day of February 1767. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Joshua Bowman of Cambridge and Abigail Fowle of Watertown 
were Lawfully married on the twenty ninth Day of April 1767. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Phinehas Stearns & Hannah Bemis both of Watertown were 
lawfully Married on the twenty Second Day of 06tober 1767. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Benjamin Ward of Waltham & Mehetible Benjamin of Watertown 



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were were joined in Marriage on the third Day of December 
1767. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Elijah Bond & Sufanna Barnard both of Watertown were lawfully 
Married on the Seventh day of December 1767. 

y Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Benjamin Prentice & Ruth Worthylake both of Watertown were 
lawfully married on the tenth Day of December 1767. 

<$ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Nathaniel Robbins of Cambridge & Mary Coollidge of Watertown 
were lawfully married on y e Nineteenth Day of april 1768. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Jofhua Blanchard & Rebecca Hide both of Watertown were 
Lawfully joined in marriage on y e thirteenth day of Sep r : 1768. 

^ r Seth Storer minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Josiah Sanderfon of Waltham & Hannah Barnard of Watertown 
were lawfully married on the Sixteenth Day of February 1769. 

^ r Seth Storer minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Stephen Goddard of Charlstown & Mary Goddard of Watertown 
were Lawfully married on y e twenty Eighth Day of February 1769. 

^ r Seth Storer minifter of y e Gofpel. 

[117] Marriages Confumated. 

Samuel Hager & Mary Boyington both of Watertown were Law- 
fully married on y e Seventeenth Day of November 1768. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Aaron Tufts of Charlstown & Mary Stone of Watertown were 
Lawfully married on the Twentieth Day of April 1769. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Thus farr Returned to y e Clerk of y e Sefsions April 1770. 
Joseph Bond & Anna Lawrance both of Watertown were lawfully 
Married on the tenth Day of May 1 769. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Phinehas Jenifon & Sufanna Newton both of Watertown were 
Joined in Marriage on the twenty eighth day of August 1769. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Elijah White & Hannah Learned both of Watertown were lawfully 
married on the fourth Day of January 1770. 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Phinehas Child & Ruth Wheeler both of Watertown were joined 
in Marriage on the fifteenth Day of April 1770. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Stephen Whitney & Relief Stearns both of Watertown were law- 
fully Married on the tenth Day of May 1770. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
John Hunt junior & Dorothy Baxter both of Watertown were 
lawfully Married on the twenty Second Day of November 1770. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 157 



John Dean & Sufanna Warren both of Watertown were lawfully 
Married on the fifth day of May 1771. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Henry Sanderfon & Charity Capen both of Watertown were law- 
fully Married on the twenty Ninth day of October 1771. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Nehemiah Munro of Lexington & Avis Hammond of Watertown 
were lawfully married on the fifth day of December 1771. 

c$ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Thus far Returned to y e Clerk of peace April 1772. 

[118] Marriages Confumated. 

Josiah Sanderfon of Waltham & Hannah Bright of Watertown 
were lawfully Married on the 2 2 d Day of April 1772. 

Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 

Ephraim Wefson of Lincoln & Ruth Richardfon of Watertown 
were Lawfully Married on y e 7 th Day of May 1772. ^ r Seth 
Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 

Samuel Nutting & Sarah Learned both of Watertown were Law- 
fully married on the 17 11 Day of May 1772. ^ r Seth Storer 
minifter of y e Gospel. 

William Jenifon & Phebe Baldwin both of Watertown were law- 
fully married on the 17 th : Day of may 1772. ^ r Seth Storer 
minifter of y e Gospel. 

Ameriah Learned of Watertown & Sufanna Blunden of Newton 
were lawfully married on the 2 d Day of June 1772. ^ r Seth 
Storer minifter of y e Gospel. 

Francis Marfhall of Boston & Katharine Learned of Watertown 
were lawfully Married on the 27 th Day of August 1772. ^ r Seth 
Storer minifter of y e Gospel. 

Edmund Fowle & Mary Cook both of Watertown were lawfully 
married on the 17 th . Day of November 1772. ^ r Seth Storer 
Minifter of y e Gospel. 

Abraham Whitney of Watertown & Mary Mead of Waltham were 
lawfully Married on the 3 d . Day of December 1772. ^ r Seth 
Storer minifter of y e Gospel. 

Jonathan Brewer & Dorothy Fowle both of Watertown were law- 
fully Married on the 30 th Day of December 1772. ^ r Seth 
Storer minifter of y e Gospel. 

Thus Farr Retu'i April. 1773. 

John Savage & Esther Park both of Watertown were joined in 
marriage on the 14 th day of February 1773. 

^ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Samuel Barnard & Elifabeth Bond both of Watertown were 
Married on the Twenty fourth Day of march 1773. 

^ r Seth Storer minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Amos Bond & Ann Bright both of Watertown were Married on y e 
Seventeenth Day of June 1773. 

f r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 



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John Stimpfon & Mary Harrington both of Watertown were 
married on the Sixth Day of October 1773. 

"$ r Seth Storer Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jonathan Dunn & Elifabeth Boyington both of Watertown were 
married on the tenth Day of November. 1773. ^ r Seth Storer 
minifter of y e Gofpel. 
Elkanah Wales & Sufanna Coollidge both of Watertown were 
married on the Eleventh Day of November 1773. 

r Seth Storer Miniftor of y e Gofpel. 

[119] Marriages. 

David Townfend & Sarah Jenifon both of Watertown were mar- 
ried on the Twenty fourth day of November 1773 ^ Seth Storer 
minifter of y e Gofpel. 

Elias Tufts & Sarah Fillebrown both of Watertown were married 
on the Fourteenth Day of February 1774. ^ Seth Storer 
minifter of y e Gofpel. 

Mofes Souther & Luce Jackson both of Watertown were married 
on the Fifteenth Day of March 1774. ^ Seth Storer Minifter 
of y e Gospel. 

Elijah Tolman & Mercy Jenifon both of Watertown were Married 
on the Eighteenth Day of April 1774. ^ Seth Storer minifter 
of y e Gofpel. 

Middlefex fs Watertown Nov r : y e 9 th . 1775. 

Benjamin Bird & Mary Prentice both of Watertown were joined 
in Marriage on the day aforesaid. 

By Henry Gardner Jus*: Pacis. 

Middlefex fs Watertown Feb y : y e 2 2 d . 1776. 

Mofes Stone ju r " and Elizabeth Stone both of Watertown were 

Lawfully Married. By Jon a : Brown Jus 1 : Peace. 
Thus farr Retur d to the Clerk April 1776. 

Middlefex fs June y e . 6 th . 1776. 
William Lyon of Woodftock & Mary Tufts of Watertown were 
Lawfully Married. 

By Jon": Brown Jus 1 : Peace. 

Middlefex fs August y e . 20 th . 1776. 
Henry Gipson and Sufanna Tainter both of Watertown were law- 
fully married, By Jon r : Brown Just 5 . Peace 

Middlefex fs: OcT: r : y e 13 th 1776. 
Convers Spring of Watertown & Mary Fullar of Waltham were 
lawfully Married. 

By Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 

Middlefex fs March 4 1777. M r John Willis of Medford & Mifs 
Elizabeth Jones of Weston were joined in Marriage by 

me Jon a Brown Just 5 . Peace. 



Births, Marriages and Beat /is. 

[120] Births & Deaths. 

Leonard Bisco Son to Josiah & Grace Bisco Born 

March y- 29 th . 
Elizabeth Spring Daughter to Convers & Marcy Spring 

Born April y\ 16 th . 
Grace Bisco Wife to Josiah Bisco Deceafed April \~ 30 th . 
Man* Hunt Daughter to John & Dorothy Hunt Born 

Nov r : y* 20 th . 

Sufanna Hunt Daughter to John & Dorothy Hunt 
Born May y* 10 th . 

Aaron Mafon Son to Nehemiah &: Rebecca Mafon 
Born April y e 13. 

Elizabeth Remington Daughter to John & Elizabeth 
Remington Born December y* 4 th . 

Man* P.emington Daughter to John & Elizabeth Rem- 
ington Born January 13 th . 

Elilha Livermore Son to Amos 5c Hepzibath Liver- 
more Born OcY: y e 22: 

Pernel Learned Daughter to Jonathan & Sufanna 
Learned Born Oct r y e 7. 

Simon Hastings Son to Simon & Sarah Haftings Born 
August y* 3. 

Isaac Hastings Son to Simon & Sarah Hastings Born 

January y* 25 th . 
The widow Man Hastings Deceaft January y s 11* 
Sibil White Daughter to Samuel <Sc Sibil White born 

July y* 1 I th — 

William Goding Son to William and Sarah Goding 

born December y e 27 
Sarah Goding Daughter to William & Sarah Goding 

born June y* 13 th - 
Rebeca Goding Daughter to William & Sarah Goding 

born October y* 14 th : 
Marcy Goding Daughter to William & Sarah Goding 

born July y" 14 th : 
Andrew White Son to Jedidiah & Elizabeth White 

born Feb y y e . 2 i : 
Marcy Goding Daughter to William & Sarah Goding 

born OcV: y e 14: 
Anna Goding Daughter to William <Sc Sarah Goding 

born August y* 2 d : 
Henn Goding Son to William «Sc Sarah Goding born 

Sep r : y e 10 th . 

Thomas Patten Son to Thomas & Anna Patten Born 
July y £ 23 d . 

Isaac Patten Son to Thomas & Anna Patten Born 

February y* 20*. 
William Patten Son to Thomas & .Anna Patten Born 

December y* 10 th . 



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Stephen Whitney Son to John & Sufanna Whitney 

Born August y e 14 th . x 743« 
Stephen Whitney Son to Stephen & Releif Whitney 

Born Jan ry : y e 25 th . i 77 i. 
Releif Whitney Daughter to Stephen & Releif Whitney 

Born Nov r : y e 11 th . I 77 2 « 
Lucy Whitney Daughter to Stephen & Releif Whitney 

Born Oa r . y e . 19 th . 1774. 
Anna Whitney Daughter to Israel & Jemima Whitney 

Born June y e i st . 1 767. 

and Died the Same day. 
Jemima Whitney Daughter to Israel & Jemima Whitney 

Born July y e 23 d : 1768. 
Mary Whitney Daughter to Israel & Jemima Whitney 

Born Feb y : y e 2 2 d . 1769. 
Dorothy Whitney Daughter to Israel & Jemima Whitney 

Born Nov r : y e 10 th . I 77 I - 
Israel Whitney Son to Israel & Jemima Whitney Born 

March y e 7 th . 1 774. 

Israel Whitney Died Sep r : y e 11 th : 1774 in the 34 year 

of his age 

Hannah Bond Daughter to Amos & Anna Bond Born 

Sep r : y e 6 th - 1774. 

Hannah Barnard Daughter to Samuel & Elizabeth 

Barnard Born March y e 28 th . 1775. 

Jonathan Child Deceaft May y e 4 th . 1774. 

Joseph Child Deceaft May y e 9 th !774« 

Isaac Sanderfon Died Sep r :y e 17. 1775 aged 24 Years 
& 9 months. 

Hannah Sanderfon his wife died Sep r : y e 30. 1775 
aged 27 years &-3 months. 

[131] Births & Deaths. 

Joseph Coollidge was Killed by the Britifli troops 

April y e 19 th : 1775. 
Jonathan Child Son to Jonathan & Elizabeth Child 

Born Feb y : y e 4. 1776. 
Sarah Haftings Daughter to Simon & Sarah Hastings 

Born June 16 th : 1775. 
Samuel Barnard Son to Samuel & Elizabeth Barnard 

Born July 2 2 d . 1 776. 

Marcy Spring Wife to Convers Spring Deceafed July 

y e 16 th : 1776. 
Abigail Child Daughter to Jonathan & Elizabeth Child 

Born March y e 26 th . 1777. 
Nathaniel Bond Son to Amos & Anna Bond Born 

April y e 10 th : 1777. 
Jonathan Bond Son to William & Lucy Bond Born 

April y e 10 th . 1772. 



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Elias Bond Son to William & Lucy Bond Born March 

y e 14 th . 1774 

Mary Bisco Daughter to Josiah & Mary Bisco Born 

may 3 d 1775 & Died Nov r . 9 th 1776 
Sufanna Bond Daughter to William & Lucy Bond Born 

Sep r y e 3 d : 1775 
Hannah Prentice Sanderfon Daughter to Isaac & 

Hannah Sanderfon Born June y e 10. 1775 
The Wid° Ruth Livermore died April the 2 d Day- 1776 
Nathaniel Bright Son to Nathaniel & Sufanna Bright 

Born March y e 4 th . 1777 
Nabby Brown Daughter to Oliver & Abigail Brown 

Born July y e . 8 th . 1776 



Col°: William Bond Died August y e 31 th . 1776. 

Cap 1 : Edward Harrington ju r Died Sep r : y e 23 d : 1776. 

both at Ticonderoga in the Service of the 

United States of America. 



John Leathe Son to Jedidiah & Hannah Leathe Died 

Oa r : y e 16 th : 1778. 
Robey Warrin Daughter to William & Robey Warrin 

Born June y e 2 d . 1 778. 

Cornelius Coollidge Son to Mofes & Hannah Coollidge 

Bon Aug' y e 30. 1778. 
The Rev d : M r : Daniel Adams Deceafed Sep r : y e 16. 1778. 

in the 32 year of his Age & fifth Month of his 

Miniftery 

Daniel Adams Son to y e Rev d Daniel & M rs . Silence 

Adams Born March y e 26 th : 1779. 
Sufanna Bright Daughter to Nathaniel & Sufann Bright 

Born July y e 21: . 1 778. 

Elizabeth Barnard Daughter to Samuel & Elizabeth 

Barnard Born Jan y : y e 3 d : 1 778. 

Elizabeth Child Daughter to Jonathan & Elizabeth 

Child Born Dec r y e 13 th : 1778. 
Simon Bradlhaw Son to Simon & Hannah Bradfhaw 

Born July 26 th . 1778. 
Anna Bond Daughter to Amos & Anna Bond Born 

March y e . i st . 1 779. 

Samuel Harrington Son to Peter & Anna Harrington 

Born July 17 th : 1775. 
Nathaniel Harrington Son to Peter & Anna Harrington 

Born Sep r : 21 st : 1777. 
Jonas Bisco Son to Josiah & Mary Bisco Born Nov r : 

y e I st '- 1777- 



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Rhoda Cooilidge Daughter to David & Dorothy Cool- 

lidge was Born March the 14 th 1 774. 

Lucy Cooilidge Daughter to David & Dorothy Cooi- 
lidge Born Feb y . 16 th . 1776. 

John Ketterage Cooilidge Son to David & Dorothy 

Cooilidge was Born February y e . i 5t 1779. 

[122] Marriages. 

State of Mafsachufetts Bay Watertown July y e . 6. 1777. 

This Day the Hon 11 - John Taylor Esq r : and Mifs. Ruth Hunt 
both of Watertown were Lawfully joined in Marriage by 
J Palmer Justice of y e Peace thr: s d State. 
Middlefex fs Nov r : y e 1776. 
William Fisk of Waltham & Hannah Cook of Watertown 
were lawfully married by 

Henry Gardner Jus : Peace. 
Middlefex fs. Oft r : y c 19 th . 1777. 
Cornelius Park & Abigail Sanger both of Watertown were 
lawfully Married by 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 
Middlefex fs Oft r : y e 5 th . 1777. 
Mathew Peirce & Sarah Tainter both of Watertown were 
lawfully married by 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace 
Middlefex fs March y e 17**. 1778. 
Oliver Jackson & Lucy Fullar both Refidents in Watertown 
were Lawfully Married by 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 

Middlefex fs Sep r : 4 th . 1777. 
Simon Hatheway of Freetown & Betty Wellington of Waltham 
were Joined in Marriage, By Jonas Dix Justice of Peace. 
Middlefex fs Nov r : y e 3 d . 1777. 

William Hunt Esq r & Mifs Mary Cooilidge both of Water- 
town were Joined in Marriage. 

By Jonas Dix Justice of Peace 

[123] Marriages. 

Middlefex fs: Feb y : y e 4 th 1779. Charles Nutting and Hannah 
Pameter both of Watertown were lawfully Married by, 
Jon a : Brown Just 5 Peace. 
Middlefex fs Feb y : y e 22 th . 1779. John Stearnes and Mary Parks 
both of Watertown were lawfully Married. 

by Jon": Brown Jus ts Peace 
Thus far Retur d June 1779 

Middlefex fs: 06t n : y e 31 th . 1779. 
John Parry & Polley Kneeland both of Watertown were Lawfully 
Married by. 

Jon n : Brown Just 5 Peace 



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Middlefex fs: Dec r y e 26 th . 1779. 
Bezaleel Learned & Sufanna Bowman both of Watertown were 
lawfully Married by, 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 
Middlefex fs May y e 10 th : 1780. 
Ebenezer Smith Fowle of Watertown & Sufanna Jackson of 
Cambridge were lawfully Married by 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 

Middlefex fs: June the 1. 1780. 

William Blubber a Refident in Watertown & Sufanna Learned 
of Watertown were lawfully Married by 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 

Middlefex fs April 15 th : 1781. 
Nathaniel Learned & Hannah Underwood both of Cambridge were 
Lawfully married by Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 

Thus far Retur d Aug 4 . 1782. 

Middlefex fs: Oa r : y e 3 d : 1782. 
Joseph Child and Lucy Pameter both of Watertown were Lawfully 
Married by 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 

Middlefex fs Od r . y e . 3 d : 1782. 
Thomas Adams of Pembroke in the State of New Hampfhire & 
Sarah Tufts of Watertown were Lawfully Married 

By Jon a : Brown Just 5 . Peace. 

[124] Marriages. 

Middlefex fs. Nov 1 *: y e . 7 th . 1782: Eliphalet Dickinfon of Deer- 
field & Mary Jackson of Cambridge were Lawfully Married 

By Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 
Middlefex fs: January y e 8 th : 1783. John Fowle of Watertown and 

Mary Cooke of Newton were Lawfully Married 

By Jon a : Brown Just 5 Peace. 
Daniel Learned & Mary Child both of Watertown were Married 

on the twenty eight day of April 1782, By Richard Boswell 

Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Hugh Mason & Elizabeth Clark both of Watertown were Married 

on the twentieth day of June 1782. By Richard Boswell Eliot 

minifter of y e Gospel. 
Enoch Wellington of Cambridge & Sarah Richardfon of Watertown 

were Married on the eighth day of Augt: 1782. By Richard 

Boswell Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Peter Stearnes of Newton & Dorcas Rice of Watertown were 

Married on y e twenty eighth Day of Aug*: 1782. By Richard 

Boswell Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel 
James Rogers & Betfey Lemine both of Watertown were Married 

on the Seventeenth Day of Nov r : 1782. By Richard Bofwell 

Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 



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Abijah Stone & Abigail Mason both of Watertown were Married 

on the fifth Day of Dec r : 1782. By Richard Boswell Eliot Min- 

ifter of y e Gospel. 
Artelo Freeman Rifedent in Watertown and Dinah Servant to 

Daniel Parker in Watertown were Married y e 26 th Day of Feb y : 

1783. By Richard Boswell Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Jonathan Godding & Ruth Sergant both of Watertown were 

married on the thirtieth day of March 1783. By Richard Boswell 

Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel 
Thus far Retu d to y e Clerk of y e Court April 1784. 

Middlefex fs April y e 28 1784. 
John Clein of Chesterfield in the State of Newhampfhire and 

Elizabeth M c Intire of Watertown were Lawfully Married by 

Jon a : Brown Just s : Peace 
Middlefex fs: April y e 11 th : 1786. 
Samuel Myrick of Watertown and Martha Brewer of Waltham 

were Lawfully Married by. 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 
[125] Marriages. 

Richard Everit & Sufanna Mirick both of Watertown were law- 
fully Married on the 15 th Day of May 1783. By Richard Rofswell 

Eliot Minifter of the Gospel. 
Newton Baxter & Eunice Coollidge both of Watertown were 

lawfully Married on the 26 th Day of June 1783. By Richard R. 

Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Nathaniel Ingraham of Boston & Mary Cockran of Watertown 

were lawfully Married on the 14 th day of August 1783. By 

Richard R. Eliot Minister of y e Gospel 
Josiah Learned & Grace Sanger both of Watertown were lawfully 

Married on the 17 th day of August 1783. By Richard R. Eliot 

Minifter of y e Gospel. 
David Elvil Morton & Polly Sanger both of Watertown were 

lawfully Married on the 29 th day of 06t r : 1783. By Richard R. 

Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Ebenezer Kent & Lucy Sanger both of Watertown were lawfully 

Married on the 7 th Day of Dec r : 1783. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Joshua Coollidge & Jemima Norcrofs both of Watertown were 

lawfully Married on the 11 th Day of Dec r : 1783. By Richard R. 

Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Joseph Coollidge of Watertown & Mary Adams of Waltham were 

lawfully Married on the 19 th day of Dec r : 1783. By Richard R: 

Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
John Hastings of Newton & Hannah Draper of Watertown were 

lawfully Married on the 25 th day of Dec r : 1783. By Richard R. 

Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Joseph Palmer of Cambridge & Lucy Sawin of Watertown were 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



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lawfully Married on the 2o h Day of May 1784. By Richard R. 
Eliot Minifter of y e Gospel. 
Thomas Shephard & Sarah Bond both of Watertown were Law- 
fully Married on the 29* of Feb y : 1784. By Richard R. Eliot 
Minifter of y e Gospel. 

Middlefex fs 0& r : y e . 9 h . 1786. 
Mofes Mafon and Lucy Kingsbury both of Watertown were law- 
fully Married 

By Jon a : Brown Just s :-Peace 
Thus far Retu d to y e Clerk of the Sefsions May y e i5 h 1787. 

Middlefex fs May y e i st . 1788. 

This Returned to f Clerk D \Y! d f S ^ er & Gl ^ f S ^ hot \ ot 
^ a gg ' Watertown were lawfully Married- 

j 1 ' By Jon a Brown Just 5 : Peace. 

Middlefex fs Aug 1 : y e 16 th . 1788. 
Thomas Hunt & Eunice Wellington both of Watertown were law- 
fully Married. Also Job Weld of Waltham & Sarah Sawin of 
Watertown were lawfully Married 

By Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace 
Middlefex fs Nov r : y e 10 th . 1788. 
Stephen Swift of Watertown & Sarah Cook of Newton were law- 
fully Married. 

By Jon a Brown Just 5 : Peace 
Thus farr returned May 1789 

[126] Births & Deaths. 

Sufanna Sawin Daughter to Daniel & Sufanna Sawin 

Born Sep 2 2 h 1770 
Elizabeth Sawin Daughter to Daniel & Sufanna Sawin 

Born Dec r 4 11 . 1772 
Jofhua Sawin Son to Daniel Sawin & Sufanna Sawin 

Born April 8 h . 1775 
Sarah Sawin Daughter to Danil & Sufanna Sawin 

Oa r : 4 th . 1777 

& Deceafed Nov r : y e i th 1778 
Mattilda Warrin Daughter to William & Robey Warrin 

Born Feb y : y e 29 th : 1780 
Samuel Coollidge Son to Mofes & Hannah Coollidge 

Born April y e . 6 th 1780 
Hannah Nutting Daughter to Charles & Hannah 

Nutting Born Aug' y e 24 th 1779 
Polly Capel Daughter to John & Polly Capel Born 

Jan> : y e 2 2 d : 1777 
John Capel Son to John & Polly Capel Born July y e 

30 th - 1778 
Thomas Capel Son to John & Polly Capel Born Sep r : 

y e 7 th 1780 
Seth Bemis Son to David and Mary Bemis Born Jan y : 

y e 2 3 cl . 1775 



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Lydia Bond Daughter to Amos & Anna Bond Born 

August y e 30 th : 1780. 

Grace Wals Daughter to Elkanah & Sufanna Wales 

Born July y e 7 th : I 774« 

Suca Wals Daughter to Elkanah & Sufanna Wales 

Born Aug 4 : y e 12 th : 1 776. 

Nathaniel Wales Son to Elkanah & Sufanna Wales 

Born April y e 20 th : 1 778. 

Benjamin Wales Son to Elkanah & Sufanna Wales 

Born March y e : 14: 1780. 

Samuel Bright Son to Nathaniel & Sufanna Bright 

Born Aug 1 : 26: 1 779. 

Hannah Bright Daughter to Nathaniel & Sufannah 

Bright Born June y e 24: 1781. 

Joseph Coollidge Son to Mofes & Hannah Coollidge 

Born December y e g h : 1781. 

Anna Harrington Daughter to Peter & Anna Har- 
rington Born Dec r y e 12 th : 1 779. 

Hannah Harrington Daughter to William & Esther 

Harrington Born Dec r y e . i st . 1777. 

Elijah Harrington Son to William & Esther Harrington 

Born July y e : 11 th : 1 779. 

William Harrington Son to William & Esther Har- 
rington Born Dec r : y e 25 th : 1781. 

Amos Bond Son to Amos & Anna Bond Born April y e 

21 th . 1782. 

Elifabeth Sanger Daughter to Samuel & Grace Sanger 

Born April y e 13: I 77 I « 

Daniel Sanger Son to Samuel & Grace Sanger Born 

March y e 12. 1 773. 

Patience Sanger Daughter to Samuel & Grace Sanger 

Born Dec r y e 5 1775. 

Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney Son to Nathaniel Rug- 
gles Whitney and Abigail Whitney Born May y e 
25 th : 1782. 

Samuel Hackleton Son to John & Bethiah Hackleton 

Born April y e 30 th : I 77 I * 

Mary Hackleton Daughter to John & Bethiah Hackle- 
ton Born March y e 13 th : 1 775. 

Elizabeth Brown Daughter to George & Elizabeth 

Brown Born June 3 d : 1 778. 

Sally Brown Daughter to George & Elizabeth Brown 

Born July y e 28 th : 1780. 

George Brown Son to George & Elizabeth Brown Born 

August y e I st : 1782. 

Daniel Bond Deceafed August y e 7 th : 1782. 

Major Samuel Barnard Deceafed August y e : 8 th : 1782. 

Katte Sherman Daughter to James & Mary Sherman 

Born. Aug 1 : y e 18 th : 1777. 



Births y Marriages and Deaths, i6j 

Suca Sherman Daughter to James & Mary Sherman 

Born July y e 31 th : 1779. 

Nathaniel Bond Physician Died in the Service of the 

United States March y e 7 th : 1 777. 

Benjamin Bridge Son to Jeremiah & Sarah Bridge 

Born July y e 30 th : 1782. 

[127] Births & Deaths. 

Lydia Bond Daughter to Amos & Anna Bond DeceaP 

Nov r 15 th 1782. 
William Warrin Son to William & Roby Warrin Born 

Nov r : y e 17: 1781. 
John Nutting Son to Charls & Hannah Nutting Born 

Feb y : y e 14 th : 1783. 
Lydia Bond Daughter to Amos & Anna Bond Born 

April y e 20 th : 1783. 
Polly Bemis Daughter to Jonathan & Mary Bemis 

Born Sep r : y e 14 th : 1782. 
Abijah Whitney Son to Stephen & Releif Whitney Born 

y e 10 th of August 1776. 
Lois Whitney Daughter to Stephen & Releif Whitney 

Born y e 26 h of Janury 1 779. 

Nancy Whitney Daughter to Stephen & Releif Whitney 

Born y e 15 th of O&ober 1782. 
Hannah Child Daughter to Jonathan & Elizabeth 

Child Born Aug*: y e 20 th : 1783. 
Abigail Stone Daughter to W T illiam and Hannah Stone 

Born Oa r : y e 12 th : 1783. 
Peter Harrington Son to Peter & Anna Harrington 

Born Dec r : y e 28 th . 1782. 
Henry Jackson Son to Daniel & Lucy Jackson Born 

Nov r : y e 4 th . 1783. 
Mary Hunt Daughter to William & Mary Hunt Born 

January y e 9 th . I 77^« 
William Hunt Son to William & Mary Hunt Born 

July y e 2 1. 1 779. 

Charles Hunt Son to William & Mary Hunt Born 

December y e 17 th : 1780. 
Katharine Hunt Daughter to William & Mary Hunt 

Born Feb y : y e 3 d : 1783. 
Sufanna Harrington Daughter to Edward & Hannah 

Harrington Born April y e 24 th : 1764. 
Jacob Harrington Son to Edward & Hannah Har- 
rington Born OcV: 14 th : 1775. 
Lucy Harrington Daughter Phinehas & Thankfull 

Harrington Born May y e 23 d : 1778. 
Joel Harrington Son to Phinehas & Thankfull Harring- 
ton Born Oa r : y e 4 h : 1780. 



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Edward Harrington Son to Phinehas & Thankfull 

Harrington Born Nov r : y e 19 th : 1782. 
William Bright Son to Nathaniel & Sufanna Bright 

Born Aug 1 : y e . 20 th 1783. 
Polly Harrington Daughter to William & Esther 

Harrington Born Sep r y e 5 th I 7^3« 
Charles Warrin Son to William & Roby Warrin Born 

June y e 30 th : 1783. 
Anna Bond wife to Amos Bond Deceased March 13 th . 1784. 
Amos Bond Son to Amos & Anna Bond Deceafed 

January 8 th 1784. 
Nathaniel Bemifs Son to Nath 1 . & Abigail Bemifs 

Born June 16 th . 1784. 
Patty Whitney Daughter to Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney 

and Abigail Whitney Born Feb y . 10 th . 1784. 
Charles Kent Son to Ebenezer and Lucy Kent Born 

July 27 th . 1783. 
Mary Bisco Daughter to Josiah & Mary Bisco Born 

May the i st 1 7^3* 
Ebenezer Coollidge Son to Moses and Hannah Cool- 

lidge Born the 31 of Aug 1 I 7^S' 

and Dyed the 3 d . Day of March 1784. 
Hannah Coollidge wife of Mofes Coollidge Died May 

the 29 1784. 
Joseph Coollidge Son of Mofes and Hannah Coollidge 

Died Dec r . 12 1784. 
David Bemis Son to Jonathan & Mary Bemis Born 

April y e 24 th . 1784. 
Jeremiah Bridge Son to Jeremiah & Sarah Bridge 

Born Nov r : y e 25 1784. 
Caroline-Matilda Warren Daughter to William & Roby 

Warren Born Feb ry : y e 21 st . 1785. 
Samuel Sanger Deceafed October y e 27 th - 1775. 
Abigail Bright Daughter to Josiah & Rachel Bright 

Born April y e 25 th . I 77 2 - 
Elizabeth Bright Daughter to Josiah & Rachel Bright 

Born y e . 3 d 1774. 

[128] Births & Deaths. 

Phinehas Harrington Deceafed January the 29 th - I 7^5- 

Joseph Mason Deceafed June the~3 d - 1785. 

Elizabeth Remington Daughter to John & Elizabeth 

Remington Born Decern": y e 4 th I 77°- 

Mary Remington Daughter to John & Elizabeth Rem- 
ington Born Jan ry y e 13 th . 1773. 

Henry Remington Son to John & Elizabeth Remington 

Born Decem r : y e 30 th . x 77^- 

Samuel Spring Son to Samuel & Lydia Spring Born 

February y e 1 7 th - 1 7 8 °- 



BirtJiSy Marriages and Deaths. 



Francis Spring Son to Samuel & Lydia Spring Born 

Jan^ y e 2 i st 
L l Nathaniel Bright Deceafed July y e 16 th . 

Aged 32 years 10 Months & 28 days. 
Simon Hastings Deceafed August the 15 th : 

Aged 50 years 4 months & 5 days. 
Edmund Fowle Son to Edmund & Mary Fowle Born 

July y e 29 th 

Mofes-Gill Fowle Son to Edmund & Huldah Fowle 

Born April y e 7 th . 
Abner Craft Son to Abner & Hannah Craft Born OcV: 

y e 30 th . 

Hannah Craft Daughter to Abner & Hannah Craft 

Born Aug 1 : y e 30 th . 
John-Child Craft Son to Abner & Hannah Craft Born 

Sep r : y e . 8 th . 

Betfy Craft Daughter to Abner & Hannah Craft Born 
OcT: y e 17 th . 

Nancy Craft Daughter to Abner & Hannah Craft Born 
Jan ry : y e 23 th . 

Betfey Harrington Daughter to William & Esther 

Harrington Born November y e 16 th : 
Abijah White Son to Jonas & Lucy White Born June 

y e 21 th . 

& Deceafed Sep r : y e 4. 
Abijah White Son to Jonas & Lucy White Born June 
y e 21 th . 

Lucy White Daughter to Jonas & Lucy White Born 

February y e 20 th . 
Jonas White Son to Jonas & Lucy W T hite Born May 

y e . 19 th 

William White Son to Jonas & Lucy White Born Nov r : 
y e 6 th . 

Leornard Stone Son to William & Hannah Stone Born 
Feb> : y e . 16 th . 

Caleb Cook Son to Caleb & Mary Cook Born April 
y e . i st . 

James BradifhAVhitney Son to Nathaniel Ruggles 
Whitney & Abigail Whitney Born March y e 23 d . 

George-Wafhington Stearnes Son to Phinehas & Esther 
Stearnes Born Oct r : y e 27 th . 

Polly Stearnes Daughter to Phinehas & Esther Stearnes 
Born Dec n : y e . 7 th . 

Lucy Stearnes Daughter to Phinehas & Esther Stearnes 
Born July y e . 21 st . 

Ephraim Harrington Son to Jonathan & Katy Har- 
rington Born Sep r : y e 24 th . 

Sufanna Everit Daughter to Richard & Sufanna Everit 
Born Nov r : y e . 8 th . 



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Sarah Everit Daughter to Richard & Sufanna Everit 

Born May y e 20 th . i 7 86. 

Hannah-Stowel Coollidge Daughter to Mofes & Eliza- 
beth Coollidge Born OcV: y e 31 th . 1786. 

Henry Capel Son to John and Polly Capel Born 

October y e . 31 th . 1782. 

William Capel Son to John & Polly Capel Born January 

y e 25 th . 1787. 

Elizabeth Swift Babcock Daughter to Samuel & Eliza- 
beth Babcock Born Aug* y e 31 th . 1 787. 

Richard Stone Son to William & Hannah Stone Born 

OcV:y e 2i. 1787. 

Daniel Jackson Son to Daniel & Lucy Jackson Born 

August y e 30 th - 1785. 

Francis Jackson Son to Daniel & Lucy Jackson Born 

March y e . 27 th . 1787. 

[129] Births & Deaths. 

Sufanna Whitney Daughter to Jonathan & Sufanna 

Whitney Born May y e 23 d : 1766. 
Mary Whitney Daughter to Jonathan & Sufanna 

Whitney Born January y e 10 th . 1767. 
Jonathan Whitney Son to Jonathan & Sufanna Whitney 

Born December y e 15 th . I 7^9. 
Joseph Whitney Son to Jonathan & Sufanna Whitney 

Born June y e . 16 th . 1774- 
Samuel Whitney Son to Jonathan & Sufanna Whitney 

Born May y e . 6 th . 1776. 
Charlott Fowle Daughter to John & Mary Fowle 

November y e i th . 1782. 
Harriot Fowle Da'ughter to John & Mary Fowle Born 

Sep r : y e 10 th . 1784. 
Marria Fowle Daughter to John & Mary Fowle Born 

December y e 14 th . 1787. 
Elizabeth Coollidge Daughter to Mofes & Elizabeth 

Coollidge Born April y e 2 2 d : 1788. 
altered to Elizabeth Mason Coollidge by the 
request of her Father. 
Polly Mead Daughter to Elijah & Abigail Mead Born 

September y e . 25 th . 1779. 
Betsy Mead Daughter to Elijah & Abigail Mead Born 

July y e 30 th 1 78 1. 

Isaac Mead Son to Elijah & Abigail Mead Born May 

y e - 7 th - 1783. 

Samuel Mead Son to Elijah & Abigail Mead Born 

May y e 14 th . 1785. 

Lydia Mead Son to Elijah & Abigail Mead Born June 

y e 20 th . 1787. 

John Cook Son to John & Sufanna Cook Born August 

y e . 11 th . 1782. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



Samuel Cook Son to John & Sufanna Cook Born May 
y e . 21 th . 

Thomas Soden Son to Samuel & Sufanna Soden 

Deceafed September y e 14 th . 
Polly Kent Daughter to Ebenezer & Lucy Kent Born 

March y e 7 th . 

William Chenery Son to William & Sibbil Chenery 

Born OcV: y e 27 th - 
Anna Chenery Daughter to William & Sibbil Chenery 

Born Jan ry : y e 2 2 d . 
Sibil Chenery Daughter to William & Sibil Chenery 

Born 0& r : y e . 13 th . 
Ruth Chenery Daughter to William & Sibil Chenery 

Born May y e 8 th . 
Joseph Chenery Son to John & Phebe Chenery Born 

March y e 20 th . 
Ebenezer Chenery Son to John & Phebe Chenery Born 

Jan": y e 23 d . 

Mofes Chenery Son to John & Phebe Chenery Born 

November y e 23 d . 
Solomon Chenery Son to John & Phebe Chenery Born 

Feb y : y e 2 d . 

John Chenery Son to John & Phebe Chenery Born 

March y e 18 th . 
David Chenery Son to John & Phebe Chenery Born 

Feb y y e . 7 th . 

Phebe Chenery Daughter to John & Phebe Chenery 

Born Jan y : y e 24 th . 
Rebecca Bilxston Fowle Daughter to Edmund & 

Huldah Fowle Born OcV: y e . 27. 
Marmall Spring Fowle Son to Edmund & Huldah 

Fowle Born March y e 2 2 d . 
Charles Bemis Son to Nathaniel & Abigail Bemis Born 

March y e 24 th . 
Hepzibah Stone Daughter to William & Hannah Stone 

Born March y e 21 th . 
Katy Harrington Daughter to Jonathan & Katy 

Harrington Born March y e 29 th . 
Isaac Harrington Son to William & Esther Harrington 

Born Nov r : y e 2. 
James-Bradifh Whitney Son to Nathaniel-Ruggles 

Whitney and Abigail Whitney Born March the 23 d . 
Francis Whitney Son to Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney 

and Abigail Whitney Born June y e 29 th - 

[130] Births & Deaths. 

Sufanna Child Daughter to Jonathan & Elizabeth 

Child Born June y e 5 th . 
Sally Babcock Daughter to Samuel & Elizabeth 

Babcock Born September y*. 12 th . 



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Richard Everitt Son to Richard & Sufanna Everitt 

Born Sep r : y e 26 h 1788. 
Lucretia Harrington Daughter to William & Efther 

Harrington Born Sep r : 8 h . x 789- 
Dix White Son to Jedidiah & Elizabeth White Born 

January y e i 4 h . 1775. 
Benjamin Gardner Son to Joseph & Elenor Gardner 

Born February 17. 1768. 
Joseph Gardner Son to Joseph & Eleoner Gardner 

Born April y e 27. I 77°« 
Elizabeth Gardner Daughter to Joseph & Eleoner 

Gardner Born June 16. I 77 2 « 
Mary Gardner Daughter to Joseph & Eleoner Gardner 

Born Sep r : 27. I 774« 
Eleoner Gardner Daughter to Joseph & Eleoner 

Gardner Born Nov r : y e 17 th . 1776. 
Nancy Gardner Daughter to Joseph & Eleoner Gardner 

Born May y e 16 th 1782. 
Joseph Coollidge Son to Mofes Coollidge & Elizabeth 

his wife Born Jan y 12 th . I 79°« 
John Fowle Son to John & Mary Fowle Born November 

y e 3 d . 1789. 

Mary Fowle Daughter Edmund & Huldah Fowle 

Born Feb y : y e 13 th . 1790. 
Charles Bridge Son to Jeremiah & Sally Bridge Born 

Jan ry : y e . 5 th . 1790. 
Nehemiah Mafon Son to Daniel & Esther Mafon Born 

August y e 3i h . 1780. 
Daniel Mafon Son to Daniel & Esther Mafon Born 

June y e . i h . 1782. 
Samuel Mafon Son to Daniel & Esther Mafon Born 

y e 8 th . 1783. 
Lewis Mafon Son to Daniel & Esther Mafon Born 

Feb y : 29 th . 1785. 
Azor Mafon Son to Daniel & Esther Mafon Born 

Dec r : y e i4 h . 1786. 
Joel Mafon Son to Daniel & Esther Mafon Born March 

y e . 3 d . 1788- 

Verlow Mafon Son to Daniel & Esther Mafon Born 

March y e 3 d . I 79°- 
Jonas Coollidge Son to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Born February y e 14. 1 774. 

Daniel Coollidge Son to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Born April y e 24 h . 1775. 
Cornelius Coollidge Son to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Born Sep r : y e 30 th , 1776. 
Thomas Coollidge Son to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Born February y e 14 th . 1 778. 

Lucy Coollidge Daughter to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Born Aug*: y e 3 d . 1 779. 



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173 



Elifha Coollidge Son to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Born May y e 30 th . 1784 
Lucy Coollidge Daughter to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Deceafed July y e 8 th . 1785 
Lucy Coollidge Daughter to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Born Aug 4 : y e 23 d . 1785 
Hepsey Coollidge Daughter to Thomas & Lucy Cool- 
lidge Born Jan y : 26 th . 1787 
Lucy Coollidge Daughter to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Deceafed March y e 17 th . 1787 
Betfy Coollidge Daughter to Thomas & Lucy Coollidge 

Born May y e 24 th . 1788 
George Warren Son to William & Roby Warren Born 

Oa r : y e . i th . 1789 
Orre Noyes Daughter to John & Dianna Noyes Born 

February y e 10 th . 1785 
Sarah Clark Daughter to Thomas & Sarah Clark 

Born Aug' y e 30 th . 1784 
Thomas Clark Son to Thomas & Sarah Clark Born 

Sep r : y e . 12. 1786 
John Clark Son to Thomas & Sarah Clark Born Nov r : 

y e 5 th 1788 

[131] 

1789. October the 2 d by three Certificate received from William 
Hunt Esq r it Appears he had not joined any perfons in Marriage 
during the Courfe of the three years preceding the the twenty 
Seventh Day of April 1789. 

The Subscriber has not joined any Perfons in Marriage Since the 
last Day of May 1789. Jon a Brown Just 1 : Peace. 

1790. May. William Hunt Esq r : gave in a Certificate Informing 
he had not joined any perfons in Marriage in the courfe of the 
last year. 

Thus far returned 
May 1790. 

The Subscriber has not joined any perfons in Marriage in the 
courfe of the year last ending with the Month of April 1791. 

Jon a : Brown Ju^t: Peace. 

W r atertown. April y e 3o\ 1791. There has not any Certificate 
from Minifter or any Justice of the Peace relating to the Marry- 
ing or Not Marrying any perfons been received by Me during 
the last year ending with the Month of April last past. 

Thus far returned Jon a : Brown Town Clerk. 

May 3o\ 1791. 

[132] Marriages. 

Middlefex fs: February y e 7 th . 1790. 

Abner Warrin Morfs of Wesborough and Lydia White of Water- 
town were Joined in Marriage by. Amos Bond Justice Peace. 
Thus far returned 
May 1790. 



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Middlefex fs. July the io\ 1791. 
John Sawin and Martha Fisk both of Watertown 
were Joined in Marriage by me. 

Jon a : Brown Just 5 : Peace. 

Middlefex fs. March y e 2 2 d . 1792. 

Oliver Fullar & Ruth Wyman both of Watertown were lawfully 
Married. 

By Jon a : Brown Just 5 . Peace. 
Elisha Livermore Jun r . of Waltham was married to Abigail White 
of Watertown on the i st Day of July 1784. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
William Popenbury of Lexington was married to Mary Tainter of 
Watertown on the 20 th of September 1784. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Justin Blifs of Springfield was married to Elizabeth Coolidge of 
Watertown on the 16 th of January 1785. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
James Bernard was married to Sarah Fuller both of Watertown on 
the 14 th of April 1785. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 

[133] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: Moses Coolidge was married to Elizabeth Mason 
both of Watertown on the 20 th of May 1785. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Caleb Cook was married to Mary Parmiter both of Watertown 
on the 31 st of July 1785. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
John Meacham was married to Lucy Fowle both of Watertown 
on the 27 th of August 1785. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Jonas Hastings was married to Frances Leathe both of 
Watertown on the 27 th of August 1785. 

By Richard R, Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Paul Learned was married to Anna Sanger both of Watertown 
on the 16 th of Oaober 1785. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
John Nichols of Boston was married to Elizabeth Jenison of 
Watertown on the 30 th of November 1785. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Moses Stone Jun r . was married to Abigail Learned both of 
Watertown on the 15 th of December 1785. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Shubael Smith was married to Grace White both of Watertown on 
the 9 th of January 1786. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
James Robbins of Cambridge was married to Lois White 
of Watertown on the 31 st of August 1786. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



Births ; Marriages and Deaths. 175 

John George was married to Peggy Main both of Watertown 
on the 20 th of October 1787. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 

[134] Births and Deaths. 

Mary Kemball Whitney Daughter to Daniel & Mary 

Whitney Born April y e . 2 d . I 775« 
Katharine Whitney Daughter to Daniel & Mary Whit- 
ney Born February y e 21 th . I 777» 
Daniel Whitney Son to Daniel & Mary Whitney Born 

Nov r : y e . 8 th . 1778. 
Charls Whitney Son to Daniel & Mary Whitney Born 

Nov r : y e 16 th . 1780. 
Israel Whitney Son to Daniel & Mary Whitney Born 

Aug'. y e 14 th . 1782. 
Dorothy Whitney Daughter to Daniel & Mary Whitney 

Born Aug': y e . 4 th . 1784. 
Grace Whitney Daughter to Daniel & Mary Whitney 

Born January y e 6 th . 1 7&9* 
Simon Whitney Son to Simon & Mary Whitney Born 

July y e 2 2 d - 1760. 

and Died August the 9 th . 1761. 
Mary Whitney Daughter to Simon & Mary Whitney 

Born Jan ry y e 10 th . 1762. 

and Died June y e 26 th . 1765. 
Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney Son to Simon & Mary 

Whitney Born March 19 th 1759. 
Grace Whitney Daughter to Simon & Mary Whitney 

Born July y e 12 th . 1 763. 

and Died September y e 5 th . I 7^3- 
Mary Whitney Wife to Simon Whitney Deceafed March 

y e i2th - . 1773- 

Sarah Whitney Daughter to Simon & Sarah Whitney 

Born June y e 25 th . 1775. 
Simon Whitney Son to Simon & Sarah Whitney Born 

April y e 18 th . 1778. 
Richard Whitney Son to Simon & Sarah Whitney Born 

Jan y y e 2 d . 1782. 
Charles Faulkner Son to Elizabeth & Francis Faulkner 

Born Sep r : y e 6 th . 1785. 
Francis Faulkner Son to Francis & Elizabeth Faulkner 

Born Feb y : y e 27 th . 1788. 
Elizabeth Faulkner Deceafed April the 1 789. 

John Cockran Son to William and Mary Cockran Born 

September y e 8 th 1773. 
Caty Cockran Daughter to William & Mary Cockran 

Born October 1775. 
Eunice Baxter Daughter to Newton & Eunice Baxter 

Born December y e . 28 th . 1783. 



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Hannah Baxter Daughter to Newton & Eunice Baxter 

Born May y e . 18 th . 1786. 
Isaac Newton Baxter Son to Newton & Eunice Baxter 

Born December y e . 7. 1788. 
Joseph Stone Son to William & Hannah Stone Born 

November y e . i th . 1 79°- 
Isaac Mason Son to Mofes & Lucy Mafon Born 

September y e 5 th . 1 787. 

Hannah Mason Daughter to Moses & Lucy Mason 

Born Feb y : y e 22 d . 1789. 
Mofes & } being twins Sons to Mofes & Lucy Mafon 
Aaron ) Born Jan ry y e . 21 th . I 79 I » 
Martha Clark Mason Daughter to Hugh & Elizabeth 

Mason Born Dec r . 14 th . 1782. 
Richard Clark Mason Son to Hugh & Elizabeth Mason 

Born Feb y y e 23 d . 1784. 
Joseph Mason Son to Hugh & Elizabeth Mason Born 

April y e . 16 th . 1786. 
Elizabeth Mason Daughter to Hugh & Elizabeth 

Mason Born Nov': y e 2 d . 1 787. 

Amos Mafon Son to Hugh & Elizabeth Mason Born 

Jan ry : 3 d . 1789. 
Seth Mason Son to Hugh & Elizabeth Mason Born 

Nov r : y e 24 th . I 79°« 

[135] Births and Deaths. 

Betfey Coollidge Daughter to Joshua & Jemima Cool- 

lidge Born June y e 14 th 1784. 
Joshua Coollidge Son to Joshua & Jemima Coollidge 

Born Sep r : y e . 1*. 1785. 
Josiah Coollidge Son to Joshua & Jemima Coollidge 

Born April y e 5 th . 1787. 
David Coollidge Son to Joshua & Jemima Coollidge 

Born March y e 23 d . I 7^9- 
Jefse Coollidge Son to Joshua & Jemima Coollidge 

Born Feb y : y e 25 th . 1791. 
Ezekiel Whitney Son to Ezekiel & Katharine Whitney 

Born April y e 13 th . 1768. 
Francis Whitney Son to Ezekiel & Katharine Whitney 

Born Sep r . y e 23 d . I 77 I - 
Amafa Whitney Son to Ezekiel & Katharine Whitney 

Born May y e . 4 th . 1774. 
Catey Whitney Daughter to Ezekiel & Katharine 

Whitney Born y e 4 th of March 1 777. 

Aaron Whitney Son to Ezekiel & Katharine Whitney 

Born y e 20 th of June. 1780. 
Josiah White Son to Jonas & Lucy White Born March 

y e . 16 th . 1787. 



Birttis, Marriages and Deaths. 177 

Henry White Son to Jonas & Lucy White Born April 

y e . 2 2 d . 1789. 
Leonard Harrington Son to Jonathan & Katy Har- 
rington Born April y e 27 th . I 79 I « 
Hannah Bright Daughter to Joseph & Hannah Bright 

Born August y e 29 th . 1 7^S» 
Joseph Bright Son to Joseph & Hannah Bright Born 

Feb ry y e 26 th . 1785. 
Jonathan Bright Son to Joseph & Hannah Bright Nov r : 

y e 19 th . 1786. 
Samuel Bright Son to Joseph & Hannah Bright Born 

May y e 20 th . 1788. 
Polly Bright Daughter to Joseph & Hannah Bright 

Born May y e 21 th . I 79°- 
Sally Stone Daughter to Jonathan & Sarah Stone Born 

Oa r : y e 15. 1784 
Jonathan Stone Son to Jonathan & Sarah Stone Born 

March y e 12 th . 1787. 
Charles Stone Son to Jonathan & Sarah Stone Born 

April y e 8 th . 1789. 
Samuel Stone Son to Jonathan &: Sarah Stone Born 

June y e 28 th . I 79 I * 
John Brown Son to Oliver & Abigail Brown Born 

May y e 17 th . 1780. 
Sally Brown Daughter to Oliver & Abigail Brown Born 

Jan ry y e 11 th . 1782. 
Danforth Brown Son to Oliver & Abigail Brown Born 

Nov': y\ 5* 1783. 
Catharine Brown Daughter to Oliver & Abigail Brown 

Born July y e 16 th . 1785. 
William Brown Son to Oliver & Abigail Brown Born 

Dec r : y e . 6 th . 1787. 
Oliver Brown Son to Oliver & Abigail Brown Born 

July f 5*. 1789. 
Hannah \\ hitney Daughter to Nathaniel Ruggles and 

Abigail Whitney Born July the 5- I 79 I - 
Gregory Cook Son to Daniel & Esther Cook Born 

Oa r : y e 29 th . 1789. 
Charles William Henry Warren Son to William & 

Robey Warren Born June 15 th 1787. 
Juliana Maria Warren Daughter to William & Robey 

Warren Born Sept r . 29 th I 79 I - 
Jonathan Bemis Harrington Son to William & Esther 

Harrington Born at Lunenburgh September 23 d I 79 2 - 

Entered on this Book by desire of the Parents of said Jonathan. 

[136] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: Jeremiah Fowle was married to Polly Capen both 
of Watertown one the 16 th of December 1787. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



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Benjamin Hastings was married to Rebecca Clark both of Water- 
town on the 20 th of December 1787. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Abijah Sawin was married to Prudence Adams both of Watertown 
on the 25 th of February 1788. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
William More was married to Mary Gates both of Worcester on 
the 11 th of February 1789. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Thomas Fuller of Newton was married to Elizabeth Bond of 
Watertown on the 28 th of April 1789. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Henry Bond was married to Hannah Stearns both of Watertown 
on the 21 st of May 1789. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Ezra Wyman of Pelham in the State of New-Hampshire was 
married to Hannah Tainter of Watertown on the 19 th of OcV 
1789. By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Thomas H. Bray was married to Elizabeth Hastings both of 
Watertown on the 10 th of December 1789. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Amos Hager was married to Anna Harrington both of Watertown 
on the 17 th of February 1790. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 

[137] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs : John Richardson of Concord was married to Anna 
Bemis of Watertown on the 7 th of March 1790. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Levi Mills was married to Lucy Palmer both of Newbury-port, on 
the 6 th of June 1 790. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Nathan Porter was married to Marcy Learned both of Watertown 
on the 4 th of November 1790. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Moses Bright was married to Lucy Wellington both of Watertown 
on the 30 th of December 1790. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
James Goodwin Walker of Livermores-Town was married to 
Katharine Leverett of Watertown on the 21 st . of April 1791. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Zepheon Thayer was married to Susanna Bond both of Watertown 
on the 19 th of June 1791. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Aaron Davis was married to Hannah Bernard both of Watertown 
on the 15 th of September 1791. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



179 



Richard Sanger was married to Betsy Sanger both of Watertown 
on the 2 d of October 1791. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
John Park of Framingham was married to Lucy Richardson of 
Watertown on the 20 th of November 1791. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



[138] Births & Deaths. 

Deacon Samuel Fisk deceased April 30 th 
Elizabeth Coolidge Wife to Moses Coolidge deceased 
April 2 1 

Huldah Fowle Daughter to Edmund & Huldah Fowle 

Born August 3 d 
James Babcock Son to Samuel & Elizabeth Babcock 

Born April 25 th 
Elisha Whitney Son to Daniel & Mary Whitney Born 

July 21 st 

Lydia Fisk Wife to Deacon Sam 1 . Fisk deceas'd, 
Deceased July 27 th 

Lucv Kent Wife to Ebenezer Kent deceased Octo- 
ber 25 th 

Susanna Wales Wife to Elkanah Wales, deceased 
October 28* 

Deliverance Whitney Daughter to Benjamin & Deliv- 
erance Whitney Born Nov r 20 th 

Betsy Capell Daughter to John & Polly Capell Born 
May 17 th 

Daniel Capell Son to John & Polly Capell Born 
August 21 st 

Charles Nutting Son to Charles & Hannah Nutting 

Born March 20 th 
Richard Hunnewell Nutting Son to Charles & Hannah 

Nutting Born October 10 th 

And Died Dec r - 11 th 
Phinehas Nutting Son to Charles & Hannah Nutting 

Born Nov r - 8 th 
Nabby Nutting Daughter to Charles & Hannah Nut- 
ting Born March 11 th 

And Died March I st 
Nathaniel Nutting Son to Charles & Hannah Nutting 

Born Jan ry 25 th 
Nathaniel Nutting Son to Charles & Hannah Nutting 

Died September 2 d 
Nathaniel Nutting Son to Charles & Hannah Nutting 

Born Dec 1 7 th 

George Call Whitney Son to Nathaniel Ruggles & 
Abigail Whitney Born August 18 th 



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Christopher Grant Son to Christopher & Sarah Grant 

Born Feb ry 16 th 1774 
Abraham Grant Son to Christopher & Sarah Grant 

Born Jan ry 2 2 d 1779 
Stephen Harris Son to Stephen Harris Jun r (so called) 

and Son to Abigail Jenison Born May 11 th 1 785. 

Abigail Everett Daughter to Richard & Susanna 

Everett Born April 16 th 1781. 
Marshall Binney Spring Son to Doctor Marshall & 

Mary Spring Born August 30 th I 79 2 - 

[139] Births & Deaths. 

Susanna Patten Daughter to Thomas & Anna Patten 

Born Feb ry 8 th 1775. 
Susanna Patten Daughter to Thomas & Anna Patten 

Died October 25 th 1 775. 

Charles Patten Son to Thomas & Anna Patten Born 

January 26 th 1 777. 

Samuel Patten Son to Thomas & Anna Patten Born 

September 7 th 1 7^3- 
Samuel Patten Son to Thomas & Anna Patten Died 

October 7 th 1793. 
Hannah Bond Clark Daughter to Thomas & Sarah 

Clark Born Jan ry 10 th . 1790. 
Lydia Clark Daughter to Thomas & Sarah Clark Born 

July 14 th 1793. 
Samuel Gridley Hyde Son to Enoch & Mary Hyde 

Born June 25 th 1 789. 

Sally Dorr Hyde Daughter to Enoch & Mary Hyde 

Born September n- h I 794« 
Rebecca Babcock Daughter to Samuel & Elisabeth 

Babcock Born Nov r 8 th 1794. 
Moses Stone Son to Moses & Elizabeth Stone Born 

August 10 th 1777. 
Elizabeth Stone Daughter to Moses & Elizabeth Stone 

Born December 5 th 1 778. 

Rhoda Stone Daughter to Moses & Elizabeth Stone 

Born January 4 th 1781. 
Cornelius Stone Son to Moses & Elizabeth Stone Born 

January 6 th 1783. 
Asaph Stone Son to Moses & Abigail Stone Born 

September 19 th 1786. 
Aaron Stone Son to Moses & Abigail Stone Born 

August 26 th 1788. 
Abigail Stone Daughter to Moses & Abigail Stone 

Born April 5 th I 79°- 
Nancy Stone Daughter to Moses & Abigail Stone Born 

May 4 th 1792. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



181 



Joel Stone Son to Moses & Abigail Stone Born April 

i st 1794. 
Susanna Stone Daughter to William & Hannah Stone 

Born October 4 th 1 793. 

Susanna Bright Brown Daughter to Adam & Abigail 

Brown Born OeV 20 th 1794. 
Lydia Smith Daughter to Shubael & Grace Smith 

Born April 27 th 1 795. 

Nathan Stone Son to Nathaniel & Jerusha Stone Born 

December 29 th 1782. 
James Stone Son to Nathaniel & Jerusha Stone Born 

July 18 th 1785. 
Lenda Stone Daughter to Nathaniel & Jerusha Stone 

Born February 26 th " 1788. 

James Stone Son to Nathaniel & Jerusha Stone Born 

May 12 th I 79°- 
David Stone Son to Nathaniel & Jerusha Stone Born 

December i st I 79 2 - 
Susanna Bright Brown Daughter to Adam & Abigail 

Brown Died March 1 795. 

Frank Brown Son to Adam & Abigail Brown Born 

February 19 th x 796- 
Sally Nutting Daughter to Charles & Hannah Nutting 

Born November 24 th 1 795. 



[140] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: Samuel Sawin was married to Martha Mason both 

of Watertown on the 18 th of April 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
April 30 th 1792 William Hunt Esq r . gave in a Certificate 

informing that he had not joined any persons in Marriage for 

twelve Months past. 
April 30 th 1792. Amos Bond Esq r gave in a Certificate informing 

that he had not joined any Persons in Marriage the Year past. 
May i st 1792. There has no Certificate been received by me 

from John Remington Esq r relating to the marrying or not 

marrying any persons the Year past in the Month of April 

last past. 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk. 

Thus far return'd 
to the Clerk of the 
Sefsions May i st 1792. 

Middlesex fs: Edward Loud was married to Clarifsa Wellington 
both of Watertown on the 19 th Day of April 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
William Winchester of Newton was married to Sally Graves of 
Watertown on the 29 th Day of April 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



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Watertown Records. 



Phinehas Jennison Jun r was married to Sally Whitney both of 
Watertown on the 2 2 d Day of July 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 

[141] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: Andrew White was married to Betsy Robinson both 
of Watertown on the 16 th Day of August 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Jonathan Fowle was married to Fanny Fox both of Watertown on 
the 15 th Day of November 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Elijah Houghton was married to Ruthy Walker both of Watertown 
on the 29 th Day of November 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Isaac Vose of Boston was married to Polly Bemis of Watertown 
on the 19 th Day of December 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Augustus Tower of Stow was married to Polly Leathe of Water- 
town on the 31 th Day of December 1792. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
James Symmes of Watertown was married to Sally Harback of 
Newton on the 27 th Day of Jan ry 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Barnabas Bidwell of Stockbridge was married to Mary Gray of 
Watertown on the 21* Day of February 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Henry Brigham of Northborough was married to Susanna Har- 
rington of Watertown on the 26 th Day of March 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
April 17 th 1793. 'John Remington Esq r gave in a Certificate 
informing that he had not Joined in Marriage any person or 
persons whatever the Year past; nor since he has had a Com- 
mifsion as a Justice of the peace to this Day. 

[142] Marriages. 

Middleses fs: 

April 29 th 1793. Amos Bond Esq r gave in a Certificate informing 
that he had not Joined any persons in Marriage the Year Past. 

April 3 i l 1793. William Hunt Esq r gave in a Certificate inform- 
ing that he had not Joined any persons together in Marriage 
during the course of the Year past. 

Thus far return'd to 

the Clerk of the Sefsions 

May 1793. 

Middlesex fs: Nathaniel Robbins was married to Polly Sanderson 
both of Watertown on the 23 d Day of May 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



Births > Ma?'riages and Deaths. 1 8 3 



John Edwards of Acton was married to Susanna Harrington of 
Watertown on the 26 th Day of May 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Daniel Barnard was married to Betsy Stedman both of Watertown 
on the 28 th Day of July 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
John Dudley of Lincoln was married to Polly Whitney of Water- 
town on the 29 th Day of August 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Ebenezer Swan of Boston was married to Hannah Prentice 
Sanderson of Watertown on the 3 d Day of October 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Adam Brown was married to Abigail Bright both of Watertown on 
the 31' Day of October 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Joseph Stone was married to Polly Learned both of Watertown, 
on the 7 th Day of November 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Isaac Taylor of Acton was married to Betsy Whitney of Watertown 
on the 20 th Day of October 1793. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 

[143] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

April 29 th 1794. Amos Bond Esq r gave in a Certificate informing 
that he had joined no persons in marriage the Year past. 

April 30 th 1794. John Remington Esq r gave in a Certificate in- 
forming that he had never joined any person or persons in Matri- 
mony since he has been commifsioned as a Justice of the peace. 

Thus far return'd to 

the Clerk of the Sefsions 

May 1794. 

Middlesex fs: 

William Fisk of Boston was married to Eunice White of Watertown 
on the 8 th Day of May 1794. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Nathaniel Lawrence of Tyngsborough was married to Hannah 
Soden of Watertown on the 22 d Day of May 1794. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
John Aspinwall of Brooklyn was married to Anna Chenery of 
Watertown on the 2 2 d Day of May 1794. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Edmund Wellington was married to Eunice Adams both of Water- 
town on the 20 th Day of September 1794. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
John Kidder of Littleton was married to Olive Kelly of Watertown 
on the 2 d Day of December 1794. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



Watertown Records, 



Richard Merret was married to Mercy Coolidge both of Water- 
town, on the 4 th Day of January 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



[144] Births. 



Thomas Cornwall Son to Daniel & Eunice Cornwall 




Born April 10 th 


1773. 


John George Cornwall Son to Daniel & Mary Cornwall 


Born December 5 th 


1777. 


Daniel Cornwall Son to Daniel & Mary Cornwall Born 


August 13 th 


1781. 


Arnold Morse Son to Tabitha Learned Born January 




11 th 


1795. 


Eliza Stone Daughter to William & Hannah Stone 




Born June 11 th 


179 s- 


William Whitney Son to Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail 




Whitney Born October 20 th 




Daniel Hastings Son to Benjamin & Rebecca Hastings 


Born Nov r 19 th 


1788. 


Charles Hastings Son to Benjamin & Rebecca Hast- 




ings Born January 10 th 


1790. 


Elizabeth Hastings Daughter to Benjamin & Rebecca 




Hastings Born March 28 th 


1791. 


Richard Clark Hastings Son to Benjamin & Rebecca 


Hastings Born Sept r 19 th 


I 793« 


Mary Hastings Daughter of Benjamin & Rebecca 
Hastings Born May 2 2 d 




1795. 


Sarah Hastings Daughter to Benjamin & Rebecca 
Hastings Born December 21* 




1796. 


Samuel Bond Son to Charles & Susanna Bond Born 




May 2 d 


1793. 


Charles Bond Son to Charles & Susanna Bond Born 




January i* 


1796. 


Henry Jackson Son to Daniel & Lucy Jackson Born 




November 4 th 


1783. 


Daniel Jackson Son to Daniel & Lucy Jackson Born 


August 30 th 


I785- 


Francis Jackson Son to Daniel & Lucy Jackson Born 




March 27 th 


I787. 


Mary Henshaw Jackson Daughter to Daniel & Lucy 




Jackson Born September 13 th 


I789. 


Leonard Jackson Son to Daniel & Lucy Jackson Born 




July 26 th 


1791. 


Lucy Jackson Daughter to Daniel & Lucy Jackson 




Born September 13 th 


1794. 


Stephen Cook Fowle Son to Edmund & Huldah Fowle 




Born Oaober 26 th 


1794. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 185 

William Hunt Fowle Son to Edmund & Huldah Fowle 

Born February 11 th 1 796. 

George Smith Son to Shubael & Grace Smith Born 

February 2 2 d 1 797. 

Sukey Spurr Daughter to Francis & Sukey Spurr Born 

May 11 th I 79^« 
Mary Clark Daughter to Thomas & Sarah Clark Born 

March 9 th I 79^. 
Leonard Barnard Son to Samuel & Elizabeth Barnard 

Born December 13 th 1779. 
Isaac Barnard Son to Samuel & Elizabeth Barnard 

Born December 4 th 1781. 
Simon Whitney Son to Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail 

Whitney Born October 30 th 1797. 

[145] Deaths. 

Charles Hastings Son to Eliphelet Hastings Died 

October 4 th 1796. 
Joseph Coolidge Son to Moses & Elizabeth Coolidge 

Died August 19 th 1795. 
Lydia Smith Daughter to Shubael & Grace Smith Died 

December 29 th 1795. 
Hannah Wellington Daughter to Timothy & Hannah 

Wellington Died January 31 x 799« 
Gregory Cook Son to Daniel & Esther Cook Died 

March 10 th 1 797. 

Moses Stone Died December 2 d I 79^. 
Simon Whitney Died October 16 th 1797 

Aged 70 Yrs 4 Months & 26 Days. 
Cap 1 Phinehas Stearns Died March 27 th I 79&. 
The Widow Susanna Barnard Died January 6 th 1790 

Aged 78 Y rs . 

The Widow Elizabeth Barnard (Wife of Maj r Samuel 

Barnard Deceas'd,) Died October 16 th I 79°- 
Josiah Clark Son of Thomas & Sarah Clark died 

March 30 th 1800. 
Sarah Bray Daughter of Thomas H. & Elizabeth Bray 

died October 20 th 1802. 
Lydia White daughter of Andrew & Betsy White died 

August 19 th 1 793. 

Jonathan Alden Son of Jonathan & Beulah Alden died 

December 30 th 1801. 
Mary Brown daughter of Adam & Abigail Brown died 

June 10 th 180 1. 

Elizabeth Bond (Wife of Elias Bond) died March 15 th 1 799. 

Joseph Sanger Son of Daniel & Sally Sanger died 

January 14 th 1803. 
James Barnard died December 21 st 1803. 
Marshall Barnard Son of James & Sarah Barnard died 

February 2 d 1807. 



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Watertown Records. 



Births. 

Stephen Harris Son of Stephen & Caty Harris born 

November 8 th 1788 
Nathaniel Harris Son of Stephen & Caty Harris born 

January 12 th 1791 
John Harris Son of Stephen & Caty Harris born 

April 17* 1793 
Mary Harris Son of Stephen & Caty Harris born Sep- 
tember 8 th 1797 
Isaac Child Son of Joseph & Lucy Child born Feb- 
ruary 6 th 1783 
Sarah Bray daughter of Thomas H. & Elizabeth Bray 

born July 6 th 1800 
Jonathan Alden Son of Jonathan & Beulah Alden born 

April 26 th 1800 
Jonathan Alden Son of Jonathan & Beulah Alden 

born March 4 th 1802 
Anna Dana daughter of Isaac & Hannah Dana born 

April 24 th 1795 
Roxa Dana daughter of Isaac & Hannah Dana born 

December 2 2 d J 79^ 
Sarah C. Dana daughter of Isaac & Hannah Dana 

born April 14 th 1799 
Mary Brown daughter of Adam & Abigail Bond born 

November 5 th 1800 
William Bond Son to Elias & Elizabeth Bond born 

February 17 th *799 
Hannah Bond daughter of Charles & Susanna Bond 

born July 29 th 1800 
George Bond Son of Charles & Susanna Bond born 

February 9 th 1803 
Susan Bond daughter of Charles & Susanna Bond 

born June 26 th 1805 
Mary Bond daughter of Charles & Susanna Bond 

born September 12 th 1807 

[146] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

Elias Jenison was married to Sally Tolman both of Water- 
town on the 5 th Day of February 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Nehemiah Woods Jun r of Hollis in the State of New- 
Hampshire to Polly Richardson of Watertown on the 
5 th Day of April 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Nathaniel Skinner of Newton was married to Mary Reming- 
ton of Watertown on the 16 th Day of April 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



i8 7 



April 9 th 1795. Amos Bond Esq r gave in a Certificate 
informing that he had not Joined any persons in Marriage 
for the Year past. 
April 30 th 1795. John Remington Esq r gave in a Certificate 
informing that he had Joined no persons in Marriage the 
Year past. 
Thus far return'd to 
the Clerk of the Sefsions. 
May 1795. 

Middlesex is: Israel Cook was married to Sarah Robbins both of 
Watertown on the 21 st Day of May 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Joseph Adams of Lincoln was married to Priscilla Martin 
of Cambridge, but of late a Resident in Watertown on 
the 23 d Day of July 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Joshua Underwood was married to Hannah Nutting both 
of Watertown on the 6 th Day of September 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 

[147] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

Lemuel Heyden was married to Hannah Craft both of 
Watertown on the 15 th Day of December 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Joshua Grant was married to Hepsey Livermore both of 
Watertown on the 31 st Day of December 1795. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Daniel Sanger was Married to Sally Jones both of Water- 
town on the Day of 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Ebenezer Seaver Jun r of Boston was married to Nancy 
Bright of Watertown on the 21 st Day of January 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Peter Clark was married to Sally Grant both of Watertown 
on the 28 th Day of January 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Francis Spurr was married to Sukey Norcrofs both of 
Watertown on the 7 th Day of February 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Thomas Cornwall was married to Deborah Babcock both 
of Watertown on the 18 th Day of February 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Artemas Newall was married to Polly Draper both of 
Watertown on the 30 th Day of March 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
William Winchester was married to Grace Bisco both of 
Watertown on the 21 st Day of April 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



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Watertown Records. 



Thus far return 'd to 

the Clerk of the Sefsions. 

May J 796. 

Moses Whitney of Watertown was lawfully married to 
Jane Polley a resident in Watertown, on the 11 th Day of 
September 1796. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 



[148] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

William Berry a resident in Watertown was lawfully married 
to Lucy Harris of Watertown, on the 23 d Day of March 
AD 1797. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 
Moses Chenery was married to Kezia Martin both of 
Watertown, on the 3 d Day of June 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Seth Bird was married to Elizabeth Sawin both of Water- 
town, on the 17 th Day of July 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Daniel Bond was married to Hannah Stone both of Water- 
town on the 31 st Day of July 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
James Mallard was married to Polly Williams both of 
Watertown, on the 9 th Day of August 1796. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Isaac Drury of Framingham was married to Elizabeth Hill 
of Watertown on the 20 th Day of August 1797. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 
Francis -Bright was married to Susanna Bright both of 
Watertown, on the 27 th Day of December 1797. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Osemus Daniels of Cambridge was married to Lucy 
Jennison of Watertown on the 21 st Day of January 1798. 
By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Eliphelet Hastings Jun r of Waltham was married to Anna 
Harrington of Watertown on the 4 th Day of March 1798. 
By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



[149] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

David Livermore was married to Sibbel White, both of 
Watertown on the 9 th Day of May 1 798. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Caleb Jarvis of Newton was married to Polly Hyde of 
Watertown on the 10 th Day of May 1798. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



James H. Robbins was married to Delight Gilbert both of 
Watertown on the 7 th Day June 1798. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Tristram Knight was married to Elizabeth Fox both of 
Watertown on the 17 th Day of July 1798. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Nathan Cobb was married to Mary Child (Mulattoes) both 
Residents in Watertown on the 6 th Day of September 
1798. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Enoch Hyde Jun r of Newton was married to Sukey Wales 
of Watertown on the 1 Day of January 1799. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
William Leathe was married to Abigail Hayward both of 
Watertown on the 20 th Day of January 1799. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
Francis Faulkner was marrried to Ann Robbins both of 
Watertown, on the 18 th Day of April 1799. 

By Richard R. Eliot Minister of the Gospel. 
George Harvey was married to Lucy Fefsenden both 
Residents on the 28 th day of April 1799. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 

[150] Births & Deaths. 

Andrew Blackman Son to Andrew & Sally Blackman 

Born September ir th x 794 
Sally Blackman Daughter to Andrew & Sally Blackman 

Born January 23 d x 796 
Susanna Bray Daughter to Thomas H. & Elizabeth 

Bray Born March 2 2 d 1790 
Elizabeth Hastings Bray Daughter to Thomas H. & 

Elizabeth Bray Born July 25 th *794 
Seth Stone Son to William & Hannah Stone Born 

Jan'* 2 d 1797 
Phinehas Bond Son to Charles & Susanna Bond Born 

August 20 th 1797 
John Coolidge Baxter Son to Newton & Eunice Baxter 

Born August 13 th 1792 
Joshua Grant Son to Joshua & Hepzibah Grant Born 

November 24 th r 79^ 
Lydia Jennison Daughter to Samuel & Abigail Jennison 

Born December 25 th x 774 
Twins \ Abraham Jennison & \ Son & Daughter to 
wms ( Lucy Jennison ) Samuel & Abigail 

Jennison Born "March 23 d 1777 
Elizabeth Coolidge Daughter to Daniel & Elizabeth 

Coolidge Born March 9 th 1778 
Mary Coolidge Daughter to Daniel & Elizabeth 

Coolidge Born OcV 16 th 1779 



190 



Watertown Records. 



Daniel Coolidge Son to Daniel & Elizabeth Coolidge 

Born Feb ry 26 th 1781. 
Elizabeth Coolidge Daughter to Daniel & Elizabeth 

Coolidge Died Oft r i st 1782. 
Mary Coollidge Daughter to Daniel & Elizabeth 

Coolidge Died Nov r 28 th 1782. 
Nathaniel Coolidge Son to Daniel & Elizabeth Coolidge 

Born Feb ry 23 d 1783. 
Elizabeth Coolidge Daughter to Daniel & Elizabeth 

Coolidge Born Sep tr 20 th 1784. 
Mary Coollidge Daughter to Daniel & Elizabeth 

Coolidge Born Jan ry 2 2 d 1787. 
Charles Coolidge Son to Dan 1 & Elizabeth Coolidge 

Born March 14 th 1 7^9- 
Charles Coolidge Son to Dan 1 & Elizabeth Coolidge 

Died May i st I 79°- 
Charles Coolidge Son to Dan 1 & Elizabeth Coolidge 

Born April 17 th I 79 I - 
Susanna Coolidge Daughter to Dan 1 & Elizabeth 

Coolidge Born Decem br 27 th *793- 
David Bemis Son to Nathaniel & Abigail Bemis Born 

June 20 th X 79S. 
Moses Chenery Son to Moses & Kezia Chenery Born 

October 3 d 1797. 
John Chenery Son to Moses & Kezia Chenery Born 

O&ober 15 th 1798. 
Leonard Winchester Son to William & Grace Win- 
chester Born Sept r 18 th 1797. 

[151] Births. 

Lucy Livermore Daughter of Amos Livermore Jun r & 

Hannah Livermore Born June 14 th *796. 

Thomas Livermore Son of Amos Livermore Jun r & 

Hannah Livermore Born May 30 th J 798- 

Robert Eddy Bemis Son of Luke & Hannah Bemis 

Born June 4 th x 798. 

Hepzibah Grant Daughter of Joshua & Hepzibah 

Grant Born October 25 th 1798. 

Charles Warren Son of Charles & Mary Warren Born 

June 8 th 1795. 

Eunice Warren Daughter of Charles & Mary Warren 

Born November 6 th J 796. 

Joshua Underwood Son of Joshua & Hannah Under- 
wood Born January 15 th 1 796. 

Anna Sawin Daughter of John & Martha Sawin" Born 

Nov r 24 th I 79 I « 

Maryann Smith Daughter of Shubael & Grace Smith 

Born January 6 th 1 799. 

Mary Winchester Daughter of William & Grace Win- 
chester Born January 19 th *799- 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 191 

David Livermore Son of David & Sibbel Livermore 

Born February 24 th 1 799- 
Everline Stone & V Twins Daughters of William & 
Coroline Stone ) Hannah Stone Born June 12 th 1799. 
Hannah Nutting Daughter of Charles & Hannah 

Nutting Born July 20 th !799- 
Henry Wood Son of Jonas & Rebecca Wood Born 

April 19 th 1797- 
Sarah Simmons Daughter of James & Sarah Simmons 

Born May 3 d I 79^- 
John Whitney Son of Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail 

Whitney born October 16 th 1800. 
Josiah Clark Son of Thomas & Sarah Clark born 

May 31 st 1 798. 

Josiah Sanderson Clark Son of Thomas & Sarah Clark 

born July 5 th 1801. 
William Clark Son of Thomas & Sarah Clark born 

June 10 th 1804. 
Peter Bright Clark Son of Peter & Rebecca Clark 

born May 2 d (see page 175.) 1804. 
Samuel White Livermore Son of David & Sibbel 

Livermore born February 2 2 d 1802. 
Isaac Grant Clark Son of Peter & Rebecca Clark 

born January 18 th 1806. 
Harriett Rebecca Clark Daughter of Peter & Rebecca 

Clark born November 2 2 d 1807. 
Sarah Grant Clark Daughter of Peter & Rebecca 

Clark born March 10 th 18 10. 

[152] Births. 

Daniel Winchester Son of William & Grace Winchester 

born October 26 th 1802. 
Mary Eddy Bemis Daughter of Luke & Hannah Bemis 

born July 4 th 1801. 
Josiah Learned Cole Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Cole 

born September 15 th 1808. 
Samuel Cole Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Cole born 

June 30 th 181 1. 

Hannah Wellington Coolidge Daughter of John K. 

& Rebecca Stone Coolidge born Janury 31 st 1801. 
William Coolidge Son of John K. & Rebecca Stone 

Coolidge born January 15 th 1803. 
Lucy Thayer daughter of Zepheon & Susanna Thayer 

born September 6 th I 79 I - 
Gideon French Thayer Son of Zepheon & Susanna 

Thayer born September 21 st 1 793- 
Zepheon Thayer Son of Zepheon & Susanna Thayer 

born June 30 th 1 79 5. 



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Watertown Records. 



William Fisk Dana Son of Elisha W. & Ruth Dana 

born August 20 th 1806. 
Samuel Barnard Davis Son of Aaron & Hannah 

Davis born December 21 st I 79 2 - 
Susanna Davis daughter of Aaron & Hannah Davis 

born May 17 th I 796. 
Hannah Davis daughter of Aaron & Hannah Davis 

born February 3 d r 799- 
Elizabeth Davis daughter of Aaron & Hannah Davis 

born June 8 th 1801. 
Lydia Davis daughter of Aaron & Hannah Davis 

born October 26 th 1805. 
Josiah Norcrofs Son of Josiah Norcrofs Jun r & Eliza- 
beth Norcrofs born November 25 th J 798. 
Sally Norcrofs daughter of Josiah Norcrofs Jun r & 

Elizabeth Norcrofs born October 11 th 1800. 
Mary Norcrofs daughter of Josiah & Elizabeth Norcrofs 

Born May 28 th 1802. 
Elizabeth Sanderson daughter of Josiah & Elizabeth 

Sanderson born May i st 1777. 
Kezia Sanderson daughter of Josiah & Elizabeth 

Sanderson born June 21 st 1 779. 

Lucy Sanderson daughter of Josiah & Elizabeth 

Sanderson born July 10 th 1781. 
Josiah Sanderson Son of Josiah & Elizabeth Sanderson 

born November 23 d 1 7^3' 
Lydia Sanderson daughter of Josiah & Elizabeth 

Sanderson born August 27 th 1788. 
Seth Sanderson Son of Josiah & Elizabeth Sanderson 

born December 15 th I 79°- 
Sally Bray daughter of Thomas H. & Elizabeth Bray 

born October 11 th 1803. 
Moses Bond Son of William & Mehetabel Bond born 

December 29 th 1786. 
Lucy Bond daughter of William & Mehetabel Bond 

born September 8 th 1 788. 

Hitty Bond daughter of William & Mehetabel Bond 

born January 8 th I 79°- 
Betsy Bond daughter of William & Mehetabel Bond 

born August 2 2 d I 79 2 < 
William Bond Son of William & Mehetabel Bond born 

November 7 th x 79^. 
Thomas Learned Son of Paul & Anna Learned born 

February 15 th 1786. 
Samuel Learned Son of Paul & Anna Learned born 

March 9 th 1789. 
Daniel Learned Son of Paul & Anna Learned born 

August 31 st I 79 1 ' 
Anna Learned daughter of Paul & Anna Learned born 

July 6 th 1804. 



Births, Marriages and Deaths. 193 

George Everett Son of Aaron & Sally Everett born 

December 4 th 1799. 
Sally Everett daughter of Aaron & Sally Everett born 

September 3 d 180 1. 

Abner Everett Son of Aaron & Sally Everett born 

February 29 th 1804. 
Samuel White Warren Son of Moses & Eleanor Warren 

born July 15 th 1781. 
Moses Warren Son of Moses & Eleanor Warren born 

October 23 d 1782. 
Eleanor W r arren daughter of Moses & Eleanor Warren 

born December 24 th 1 787. 

Nabby Warren daughter of Moses & Eleanor Warren 

born February 19 th I 79°« 
Sophia Warren daughter of Moses & Eleanor Warren 

born March 24 th I 79 2 » 
Marshall Warren Son of Moses & Eleanor Warren 

born December 13 th 1 795. 

Lucy Parkhurst Warren daughter of Moses & Eleanor 

Warren born February 27 th 1800. 

[153] Births. 

Lydia White daughter of Andrew & Betsy White born 

March 8 th 1793. 
Abner White Son of Andrew & Betsy White born 

February 21 st J 794" 
Betsy White daughter of Andrew & Betsy White born 

April 4 th 1795. 
Charles White Son of Andrew & Betsy White born 

August 24 th 1 797. 

Lucy White daughter of Andrew & Betsy White born 

February 8 th J 799- 
Seth White Son of Andrew & Betsy White Born 

January 11 th 1801. 
Polly White daughter of Andrew & Betsy White born 

Odober 24 th 1802. 
Elijah Harris Son of Stephen & Caty Harris born 

Odober 28 th 1799. 
Caty Harris daughter of Stephen & Caty Harris born 

October 9 th 1801. 
Joseph Harris Son of Stephen & Caty Harris born 

June 26 th 1804. 
Nathaniel Bright Son of Nathaniel & Dorothy Bright 

born March 13 th 1806. 
Samuel Bright Son of Nathaniel & Dorothy Bright 

born January 7 th l8o 8. 
Luke Bemis Son of Luke & Hannah Bemis born 

March 6 th 1800. 
Eliza Blackman daughter cf Andrew & Sally Blackman 

born February 10 th 1798. 



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Watertown Records. 



George Blackman Son of Andrew & Sally Blackman 

born December 20 th 1 799. 

William Peirce Son of Joseph & Abigail Peirce born 

April 27 th 1796. 
John Minott Peirce Son of Joseph & Abigail Peirce 

born Oftober 5 th 1798. 
Elvira Peirce daughter of Joseph & Abigail Peirce born 

April 9 th 1801. 
Thomas Knight Son of Tristram & Elizabeth Knight 

born December 24 th *798. 
Anna Stone daughter of William & Hannah Stone 

born February 20 th 1802. 
Sibbel Livermore daughter of David & Sibbel Liver- 
more born March 9 th 1800. 
Rebecca Clark Winchester daughter of William & 

Grace Winchester born June 19 th 1805. 
Nancy Winchester daughter of William & Grace 

Winchester born December 3 d 1806. 
Marshall Bond Bird Son of Joseph & Hitty Bird born 

July 28 th 1806. 
Joseph Bird Son of Joseph & Mary Bird born August 

20 th 1809. 
Josiah Livermore Son of David & Sibbel Livermore 

born January 29 th 1805. 
Hannah Sanderson Livermore daughter of David & 

Sibbel Livermore October 30 th 1807. 
Daniel Sanger Son of Daniel & Sally Sanger born 

October 17 th 1796. 
Sally Sanger daughter of Daniel & Sally Sanger born 

July 23 d 1798. 
Samuel Sanger Son of Daniel & Sally Sanger born 

June 10 th 1800. 
Joseph Sanger Son of Daniel & Sally Sanger born 

April 4 th 1802. 
Joseph Sanger Son of Daniel & Sally Sanger born 

October 30 th 1803. 
Lucy Sanger daughter of Daniel & Sally Sanger born 

March 16 th 1806. 
Clarifsa Andrews Bigelow daughter of Tyler & Clarifsa 

Bigelow born November i st 1807. 
Elizabeth Cummings Gay daughter of Michael & Sally 

Gay born July 19 th 1807. 
William Farifs Gay Son of Michael & Sally Gay born 

August 10 th 1809. 
James Barnard Son of James & Sarah Barnard born 

July 11 th i7 8 5- 
Jonas Barnard Son of James & Sarah Barnard born 

April 30 th 1787. 
Sally Barnard daughter of James & Sarah Barnard 

born May 31 st l l&9- 



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Samuel Barnard Son of James & Sarah Barnard born 

December 2 d I 79 I « 
John Barnard Son of James & Sarah Barnard born 

March 2 2 d I 794« 
Anna Barnard daughter of James & Sarah Barnard 

born June 14 th J 796. 
Roxanna Barnard daughter of James & Sarah Barnard 

born March 10 th 1798. 
Dolly Bacon Barnard daughter of James & Sarah 

Barnard born November 6 th 1801. 
Marshall Barnard Son of James & Sarah Barnard born 

May 4 th 1804. 

[lo4] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

Jeremiah Knowlton and Sukey Whitney both of Watertown 

were joined in Marriage on the 13 th of April 1800. 
By Nath 1 Reeves Justice of the peace. 
Ezekiel Whitney and Catharine Anson both of Watertown 

were married on the 16 th of May 1799. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
George Hyde of Watertown and Anna Cheney of Newton 

were married on the 25 th of August 1800. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 
Walter Hunnewell and Susanna Cook both of Watertown 

were married on the 12 th of May 1800. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Joseph Turner of Concord and Elizabeth White of Water- 
town were married on the 3 d of July 1800. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Samuel Whittemore of Salem and Lucy Dana of Watertown 

were married on the 2 d of November 1800. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Luda Harris of Watertown and Hannah Brown of Boston 

were married on the 26 th of July 1801. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 
Eliakim Morse of Boston and Mary Hunt of Watertown 

were married on the 18 th of May 1801. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Henry Spear of Boston and Mary Seger of Watertown 

were married on the 11 th of August 1801. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Edward Richardson Jun r of Jay, district of Maine and 

Sally Brown of Watertown were married on the 6 th of 

September 1801. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
John Hasmer of Watertown and Sarah Adams of Lunenburg 
were married on the 13 th of December 1801. 
By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 



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John Richardson of Concord and Hannah Bemis of Water- 
town were married on the 29 th of December 1801. 
By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 

Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

Benjamin Mirick and Sally Godding both of Watertown 

were married on the 18 th of March 1802. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Moses Stone Jun r and Betsy Brown both of Watertown 

were married on the 8 th of April 1802. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 

Moses Coolidge of Watertown was married to Elizabeth 

Coolidge of Dorchester on the 6 th of May 1802, 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Simon Jackson of Newton was married to Sarah Sewell 

Spring of Watertown on the 24 th of May 1802. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Leonard Mellen was married to Sophia Gardner both of 

Watertown on the 4 th of October 1802. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Elisha Livermore was married to Hannah Bright both of 

Watertown on the 25 th of November 1802. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Francis S. Hooker of Rutland was married to Catharine 

Whitney of Watertown on the 17 th of February 1803. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Phinehas Sanderson was married to Phebe Chenery both 

of Watertown on the 24 th of February 1803. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Abraham Seales was married to Eliza C. Freeman both of 

Watertown on the 3 d of April 1803. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Peter Clark was married to Rebecca Parker both of Water- 
town on the 29 th of May 1803. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Amos Munro of Cambridge was married to Ruthy Prentice 

of Watertown on the 18 th of December 1803. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Benjamin Wiggin of Boston was married to Charlotte Fowle 

of Watertown on the 26 th of January 1804. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 

t 1 * 6 ] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

Cuff Reed (a Negro) and Sukey Newman (a Mulatto) both 
residing in Watertown, were married on the 30 th of 
October 1804. 

By Nath 1 R Whitney Justice of the peace. 



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Nathaniel Coolidge was married to Lydia Wellington both 

of Watertown on the 2 2 d of July 1804. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
John Geyer Jun r of Boston was married to Ann Leathe of 

Watertown on the 17 th of October 1804. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Alfred Skilton of Charlestown was married to Patty Whitney 

of Watertown on the 11 th of November 1804. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
William Martin Pomeroy was married to Abigail Stone 

both of Watertown on the 11 th of February 1805. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Thomas Richardson of Cambridge was married to Abigail 

Stone of Watertown on the 11 th of April 1805. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Nathaniel Bright was married to Dorothy Whitney both of 

Watertown on the 9 th of May 1805. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Moses M. Craft of Jay district of Maine was married to 
Rhoda Stone of Watertown on the 6 th of October 
1805. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
James Prentifs of Boston was married to Sophia Mellen of 

Watertown on the 6 th of November 1805. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Thomas Coburn of Boston was married to Anna Bird of 

Watertown on the 24 th of November 1805. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Nathaniel Stiles was married to Lucinda Crosby both of 

Watertown, on the 16 th of March 1806. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Ellis Prentice of ■ Cambridge was married to Lydia Haynes 

of Watertown on the 23 d of March 1806. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Joseph Bird was. married to Hitty Bond both of Watertown 

on the 30 th of March 1806. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
John Stimpson was married to Sibbel Goodridge both of 
Watertown on the 21 st of July 1806. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 

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Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

John Merchant was married to Mary Skinner both of 
Watertown on the 2 2 d of July 1806. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 
Zaccheus Pond was married to Esther Whitney both of 
Watertown on the 9 th of October 1806. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 



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Joseph Prichard was married to Rebecca Belcher both of 
Watertown on the 15 th of December 1806. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 
Emerson Fay was married to Mary Sampson both of 
Watertown on the 4 th of February 1807. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 
Daniel Stone was married to Sally Williams both of Water- 
town on the 2 d of April 1806. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
William Horn was married to Patty Sanger both of Water- 
town on the 29 th of June 1806. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Increase Wilson Page of Hallowell was married to Eliza- 
beth Stone of Watertown on the 30 th of September 
1806. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Nathan Crane of Cambridge was married to Avis Har- 
rington of Watertown on the 19 th of October 1806. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney Jun r was married to Sally 

Stone both of Watertown on the i st of December 1806. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Benjamin Curtis of Boston was married to Lois Robbins 

of Watertown on the 18 th of January 1807. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
John Hosmer of Medford was married to Lydia Robbins 

of Watertown on the 21 st of January 1807. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Amos Ward was married to Lydia Mills both of Watertown 

on the 29 th of March 1807. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Joel Smith Jun r was married to Maria Whitney both of 
Watertown on the 11 th of May 1807. 

By Nath 1 R. Whitney Justice of the peace. 

Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

Ebenezer Smith of Boston was married to Catharine Gay 

of Watertown on the 9 th of April 1807. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
William Stone was married to Elizabeth Coolidge both of 

Watertown on the 9 th of April 1807. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
John Frost Jun r of Cambridge was married to Rebecca 

Hastings of Watertown on the 12 th of April 1807. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
John Hunting was married to Sally Whitney both of Water- 
town on the 19 th of April 1807. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 



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Daniel Sanger was married to Hannah Fuller both of 
Watertown on the 5 th of July 1807. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 

Asa Stone of Newton was married to Mary Coolidge of 
Watertown on the 19 th of July 1807. 
By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 

Gilbert Nichols was married to Mary Meacham both of 
Watertown on the 8 th of September 1807. 
By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown, 

Joseph Cole was married to Eliza Learned both of Water- 
town on the 29 th of November 1807. 
By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 

David Baker was married to Eliza Bright both of Water- 
town on the 13 th of December 1807. 
By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 

Samuel Cook was married to Grace Whitney both of Water- 
town on the 14 th of January 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Israel Whitney was married to Sally Barnard both of 

Watertown on the 12 th of January 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Clinton Thayer was married to Betsy Carter both of 

Watertown on the 14 th of February 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Charles Whitney was married to Ruth Chenery both of 

Watertown on the 17 th of February 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Prince Cooley was married to Reney Phillis both residents 

in the Town of Watertown on the 6 th of March 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Isaac Patten was married to Lucretia Morse both of 

Watertown on the 24 th of March 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Joshua Wyeth of Boston was married to Elizabeth 

Richardson of Watertown on the 7 th of January 1808. 

By Thomas Clark Justice of the peace. 

[159] Marriages. 

Middlesex fs: 

James Fuller was married to Beulah Greenwood both of 

Watertown on the 21 st of April 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Benjamin Tufts of Charlestown was married to Susanna 

Stone of Watertown on the 24 th of April 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 
Calvin Honey was married to Susanna Nutting both of 

Watertown on the 15 th of May 1808. 

By Richard R. Eliot Pastor of the Church in Watertown. 



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Peter Cockran was married to Penelope Mitchell both of 
Water