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WATERTOWN RECORDS 

COMPRISING 

East Congregational and Precinct Affairs 

1697 to 1737 

ALSO 

RECORD BOOK OF THE PASTORS 

1686 to 1819 
PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION 

BY THE 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

Cm 

BOSTON 
DAVID CLAPP & SON, PRINTERS 
291 Congress Street 
1906 



BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 

.e^vH.te*^ If a. 

L* Yoli, 



PREFACE. 



This, the fourth published volume of Watertown Records, 
comprises the only two volumes specially devoted to ecclesias- 
tical affairs now extant. The records of congregational and 
precinct affairs are in the one book, entered the one at the 
beginning, the other at the end of the book which has been 
reversed. The pastors' records are those of a book kept by 
the Rev. John Bailey, Henry Gibbs, Seth Storer, Daniel 
Adams, Richard R. Elliot and Convers Francis. The many 
pages of the record devoted by Pastor Bailey to his pious 
meditations, ejaculations and hints upon Bible texts, the Com- 
mittee has not deemed to be of sufficient present interest to 
be now reproduced. Of the many pages occupied with his 
remarks made at Communion services, only a few selected 
portions are given, to indicate their general character. As 
he intended them to serve only as private memoranda, he 
wrote them in a much abbreviated form, using the common 
abbreviation of "y" in place of " th " with most all words 
beginning with those two letters, using the Greek " X " i.e. 
"Ch" for Christ, "I. X." for Jesus Christ, and "H. G." for 
Holy Ghost, and others then readily understood by him at 
least. 

Bennett F. Davenport, 
Charles F. Fitz, 

Committee of Publication. 



[WATERTOWN RECORDS. 

East Precinct Congregational Affairs.]* 



[2] At a great and Gen 11 Court, or afsembly for his majesties 
Province of Mafsachufets-Bay in New-England, began & heild at 
Boston upon Wednesday the 29 th of May 1700 — and Continued 
by feverall Prorogations untill Wednesday the 12 th of February 
following, for accomodateing and Ifsuing the differrences relating 
to the fupport of the miniftrey in the middle and easterly parts of 
Watertown, Refolved and Ordered that there be a fubfscription 
throwout the whole town of Watertown, The farmers excepted, 
In order to the fupport of the miniftre in the old and new meet- 
ing-houfe, that there Perfons & Eftates who fubfcrib for fupport 
of the miniftrey at the Old meeting-houfe be liable to be afselTed 
thereto and no where elfe, and that there Perfons and eftates who 
fubfcribe for fupport of the miniftre to the middle-meeting-houfe 
be liable to be afsefsed thereto and no where elfe, that fuch who 
refufe to fubfcribe to the miniftre at either meeting-houfe shall be 
liable to pay to the miniftrey of the meeting-houfe ftanding within 
the bounds of the military Precinct where thay dwell, that each 
fociety be Impowred to Choole a certaine number of men to afsefs 
them, and thofe to be upon oath that the feverall fubfcribers shall 
enter their names at or before the twentieth of may next before 
Sam u Hayman and Tho: Brown Esq ls two of his majesties Jus- 
tices within the County. S' 1 Justice Hayman to appoint the time 
and Place in fd: town to take the fubfcribtion of such the Inhab- 
itants as shall be prevented of subfcribing at the time, or times fo 
to be appointed as afores (1 by reafon of their being then ought of 
town, or detained by ficknefs, shall have liberty to subfcribe before 
the town Clarke at any time before the twentieth Day of August 
next coming, that this order Continue in force untill the end of 
feven years next, or untill the Inhabitance of both faid parts of the 
town shall mutually agree to fupport the miniftre in any other 
manner, and that all actions suets & controversies Relating to the 
meeting-houfes, or miniftre in the faid town of Watertown Doo 
ceafe untill the accomplishment of fuch fubfcribtions confented to. 

Isaac Addington Secretary. William Stoughton. 

* See vote of Oct. 20, 1701, on p. [11] concerning keeping records. — Eds. 



Water town Records. 



[3] 

Decemb r 9 th 1685. At a Gen 11 town meeting. Voted that 
Endeavours should be ufed to hier an houfe for the minister, 
Voted, That the selectmen with Corp 11 Bond f r shall be a comitte 
to fearch ought a Place that may be hired for the minister and 
make return to the town. 

A true copie taken ought of Watertown third Booke of Records. 
g r Munings Sawin town clerk of Watertown. 

Feb r 1 2th: 16S5. The town being called together by order of 
the comitte aboves d The town did then Declare by a vote, That, 
if a number of Perfons would build a convenient houfe to entertaine 
the minister in neer to this meetinghoufe, that then the town will 
pay them that build it Rent for the s d houfe, untill the town doe 
agree and have actually Removed this meetinghoufe, or built 
another in the Room of this more convenient for the Inhabitants 
fomewhere else where the town shall agree upon. 

A true copie taken of Watertown third Booke of Records, [p. 28.] 
g r Munings Sawin town Clerk for Watertown. 

Alfo it was agreed by a vote of the town that that Peace of town 
land lying between Old Goodman Sawin'sland upon the east, and 
the Path leading from Pastor Sherman's houfe to the burying Place 
on the west, and between the two highways north and south shall 
be to fet the afores d houfe upon, the builders allowing the town 
refonable satisfaction for it out of the Rent of the houfe, the f' 1 land 
being about five acres more or lefs. 

A true copie taken of Watertown third Booke of Records, [p. 28.] 
g r Munings Sawin Clerk for Watertown. 



Paid by 


lb 


s 


d 




lb 


s 


d 


M r William Bond Esq r - 


13 


09 


OI 


Stephen Coolidg 


03 


12 


00 


John Bond 


04 


09 


00 


William Shattuck - 


04 


03 


09 


John Morfe ... - 


03 


OI 


00 


Joseph Hastings - - 


01 


06 


06 


John Woodward - - - 


03 


03 


00 


John Traine fen r 


02 


12 


06 


Jonathan Brown - - - 


07 


08 


00 


John Perry - - - 


01 


09 


06 


John Sawin - - - - 








Tho Traine - - - 


OI 


19 


00 


William Goddard fen r - 


04 


04 


00 


Sergt J n° Coolidg - 


08 


07 


03 


Gregory Cooke - - - 


04 


18 


03 


Wido Mary Smith - 


02 


IO 


00 


Nathan Fiske fen r - - 


03 


15 


00 


Jn° Knop fen r - - 


05 


19 


00 


Samuell Eddy f en - - 


03 


18 


06 


Micael Barstow - - 


03 


05 


06 


Captjn Sherman - - 


00 


13 


00 


Widow Eliz : Faning 


02 




00 


Corn 4 Jn° Hammont 


11 


10 


06 


Cap* Nat 11 Barsham - 


05 


07 


07 


John Kimbol - - - - 


02 


OI 


04 


Deacon W m Bond - 


03 


18 


00 


Nethaniel Bright - - 


o3 


14 


05 


Nethaniell Coolidg - 


05 


19 


03 


Marten Townend - - 


02 


19 


00 


En sn Sam 11 Thatcher 


05 


04 


05 


John Chenry - - - - 


03 


02 


02 


Caleb Grant - - - 


OI 


17 


06 


Elliz Barron ■ - - - - 


02 


16 


00 


Jofeph Grant - - - 


02 


06 


00 


M r Jn°Bisco - - - - 


05 


OI 


09 


Christopher Grant - 


OI 


16 


00 


Tho : Bisco - - - - - 


02 


II 


00 


M r Ric Norcrofs - - 


06 


09 


XX 



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Deacon Jn° Bright - - 06 16 11 

Jofeph Mafon - - - - 03 12 03 

David Church - - - 02 13 06 

Corp 11 Roger Wellington 04 04 00 

Samuell Livermore - - 06 06 04 

Jonathan Coolidg - - 02 16 00 



Deacon Jn° Stone - 04 12 10 

John Straton fen r - 06 13 11 

Nicolas Wveth - - 01 06 1 1 

Simon Stone fen - 06 09 01 



[4] 

At a Gen 11 town meeting by adjornment the 14 th of October, 
1690 : The town by there vote did manifest their earnest defire 
that M r . Henry Gibbs might be treated witn in order to his being 
a conftant help to the town, not only for the Prefent, but for the 
futer alfo, so that thay might not be deftitute of the word nor Or- 
dinances of Christ if god shall pleas to Continue him amongst us. 

Voted by the town that the Deacons together with Cap* Sher- 
man & Leu 1 . Bond shall treat w tb m r Henry Gibbs, and to Returne 
his anfwer at the Gen 11 town meeting next enfuing. 

A true copie taken out of Watertown 
third booke of Records, [p. 42] 
g r me Munings Sawin Town Clark 
for Watertown. 

At a Gen 11 town meeting Novemb r the 3 d 1690 : At this meet- 
ing Cap* Sherman & Leiu 1 Bond together with the Deacons be- 
ing sent to treat with M r Henry Gibbs about his being a help to 
the town in the worke of the miniftrey and his anfwer is as fol- 
loweth to wit. that he locketh upon it as a call from god, that 
hath Inclined the town to be fo unanimus in their calling of him, 
and therefore is willing to attend the fd. worke as god shall enable 
him, The town alfo accepts his anfwer herein, and did by a vote 
of the town declare that this Day his time began as unto his fal- 
lerry, as is above written. 

A true copie taken of watertown third 
booke of Records. 

J3 r Munings Sawin Town Clerk for 

Watertown. 

At a Gen 11 town meeting by adjornment the 16 th of Novemb r 
1691. Voted at this meeting that the town doe renew their call 
unto the Reverend M r Gibbs That he would Continnue to carry on 
the worke of the miniftrey amongft us, according unto there former 
Call, as appeares upon Record. The town by their vote, choofe 
M r William Bond, Cap* Warren, Simon Stone, for to treat with 
the Rev d M r Henry Gibbs to come amongft us to carry on the 
miniftrey, 

A true Copie taken out of Watertown 
third booke of Records, [p. 45.] 

j) r Munings Sawin town Clarke 

foi Watertown. 



} 



Watertown Records. 



Perfuant to a vote of the town Pafsed at A Gen 11 town meeting 
the 4 th of February 1695/6 legally warned, wherein wee the fub- 
fcribers wer defired to provide a minifter to Preah the word of 
God in the new-meeting-houfe, and treat M r Henry Gibbs in the 
first place for his acceptance, wee have accordingly treated the 
Rev"' 1 M r Henry Gibbs once and againe, and he hath Refufed to 
preach with us as o r minifter, or fo much as one day as other 
minifters did afterwards. Dan 11 Warren, fen r Caleb, Church, and 
Phillip Shattucke. 

A true Copie taken of Watertown third 
book of Records for Watertown [p. in.] 

g r Munings Sawin town Clerk for 

Watertown. 

Voted at a Gen 11 town meeting the 20 th ot Decemb r , 1695, le- 
gally warned, it was voted by the town that wee doe Renew our 
Call to the Rev d M r Henry Gibbs. In order to his being fixed 
amongft us, in the worke and office of the miniftrey for the town, 
to officiate in the new-meeting-house, according to the advice and 
determination of the hon d Committee, bareing date May 18 th 
1693. 

A true Copie taken of W r atertown third 
Book of Records, [p. 107.] 

g r Munings Sawin town Clerk for 

Watertown. 

W , 

In anfwer to the Propofals made in thofe votes Prefented to me 
by Cap* Warren, Isaac Mixer j r and Benjamin Gearfield one the 
23' 1 December 1695. 

Being fensible that there is great difsatisfaction in the town 
with RefFerrence to the meeting wherein thofe votes wer pafsed, 
I feare it might prove uncomfortable should I accept my Compli- 
ance therewith and accordingly I am advifed to decline the mat- 
ter, till fuch time as caer be taken to remove the fd difsattisfaction, 
not doubting, but that this being efTected which I earnestly pray 
that god would in his own time grant it would much conduce to 
the mutuall comforte and advantage. Watertown february the 4 tb 
1695/6. By Henry Gibbs. 

A true Copie taken of Watertown 
third booke of Record, [p. 10S.] 
g r Munings Sawin town Clerk for 
Watertown. 

[6, 7 & 8] Blank. 
[<>] 

Jan r 8 th : 1696/7 The Brethren and Inhabitants of the east end 
of Watertown, being afsembled did by Vote make Choice of Simon 
Stone to keep a Record of all votes that pafsed that Day, and fo 
from time to time of what might be voted in after meetings by the 
above s d Company. 



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5 



Item. Voted at the fame meeting that thay would ftill continue 
to maintaine the Rev d M r Henry Gibbs, as thay did for the last 
year, Provided he will continue with them in the worke of the 
Miniftrey in order unto a fettlement with them in the office of a 
Paftor (as foon as God in his Providence Shall make way for the 
fame) in the old Meeting-houfe. 

Item : It was Voted in order to the promoteing of a fettlement, 
that fome Perfons be Chosen & Impowred to act for the s d Society 
in moveing to the Neighbour Churches for advice & afTistance, 
and any fower of thofe Prfons to call a meeting when they shall 
fe occation, the Prfons fo chofen were, Cap 1 Nathaniel Barsham, 
Lieu 1 John Hammonde, M r Rich d Norcrofs, D r Palsgr. Welling- 
ton, Jofeph Sherman, Nat 11 Bright, and Simon Stone. 

Octob r 1697 At a meeting of the fubfcribers to the maintenance 
of M r Henry Gibbs, Jofeph Sherman, Nat 11 Bright, and Serg* 
Thatcher wer Chosen to be afTefsors for M r Gibb's salarv, and alfo 
Robert Goddard was Chofen Commifion r to take their Invoice. 

Item. It was voted at the fd Meeting that every Poll should be 
Rated at I2 lb . Cattle according to the Countrey Invoice, Plow- 
ing land and Mowing land at ten shillings p r acre, Houfing y e 
highest not exceeding fower pounds, the lowest not lefs than ten 
shillings. 

Item. It was voted that 1 2 lb be allowed for wood for M r Gibbs, 
and that fuch as brought in wood mould be allowed for walnut 
eight shillings, and for oak feven shillings p r Cord. 

Item. It was voted at s d Meeting that every one bring in his 
money by Contribution Paper' 1 , and that all lofe money should be 
Reconed for the ufe of the fociety when thay shall call for it. 

Octo r y e 5 th 1698. At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the East- 
erly part of Watertown viz 1 Thofe who fubfcribed to the mainte- 
nance of the Miniftrey there. 

Simon Stone was Chofen moderato r for fd Meeting. 

Item. A fallary of lixty five pounds besides houfeing & fireing 
was Granted to M r Gibbs according: to agreem* for the Enfuing 
year. 

Item. M r Nathaniel Bright, Serg 1 Thatcher, and Corp 11 Sher- 
man wer Chofen afselsors, alio Robert Goddard was Chofen to 
take their Invoice. 

Item. It was voted that the 6$ ]h aboves d mould be paid bv 
Contribution and that every on should put in their money paper' 1 , 
and that what money came in Loofe or unpaper' d Should be to 
the ufe of the Society. 

Item. Cap* Barsham & Serg 1 Bond wer Chofen Collecto 1 " 3 . 

Item. It was voted at s' 1 Meeting that I2 lb Should be added to 
the 65 lb aboves d to Provide M r Gibb's with wood and to be put 
in the rate therewithall. 

Item. That the aboves d fumms should be proportioned ac- 
cording to the Rules obferved the last year. 

Item. It was voted at the aboves' 1 meeting that one fixt part 
of s d fums be p d by y e middle of next November. 



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Watcrtown Records. 



Feb : 4 : 1 700/1 Item : Then paid in to M r Henry Gibbs in 
full of what was granted to him for the carriing on the work of 
the miniftrey for the year begining October the fift 1698, being 
fixty five pound with homing & firewood according as is above 
granted. j 

Novemb r the 7 th 169S. At a meeting of the Subfcribers aboves d , 
Voted that Jofeph Grant should mend the glafs, and Jofeph Child 
the Casements of the meeting houfe, and bring in their accounts 
at the next meeting and that the Society would fe them paid for 
the fame. 

Item : At the s d meeting there was granted to Serg 1 Chadwick 
for looking after the Meeting-houfe for the year past and enfuing 
three pounds. 

Novemb r y e 16 th 1698 At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the 
east end of Watertown. 

Voted, First that we will elect appoint and authorize, fome 
P r sons from among o r felves to transact fuch matters as relate to 
our further fettlem* w th respect to maintaining of the publick wor- 
ship at the old meetinghouse which Persons shall have power 
either to Petition on our behalfe, when & to whome they shall fe 
needfull, or to anfwer in o r name to any fuch Petitions, or com- 
plaints which may be offered & exhibited to our difadvantage. 

Item : We Elect, appoint & authorize for y e ends aboves d Cap* 
Barsham, Corp 11 Sherman, W m Shattuck, D r Wellington, Lieu* 
Bond and Nathan 11 Bright. 

[10] 

Octob r y 9 4 th 1699 At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the east 
end of Watertown to agree upon the way of gathering M r Gibb's 
maintenance there being granted to him as his fallary & for wood 
77 lb There was then Chofen Simon Stone Moderate 1 '. Chofen 
to take an Invoice Nathan Fiske, Chofen afsefsors. Nathan Fiske, 
Serg* Beeres and Sarg 1 Thatcher, chofen Collectors Deacon Bar- 
sham and Deacon Bond. 

Item. Voted that the meeting be adjourned untill monday the 
23 d Instant that care may be taken for the Pastors wood, and to 
agree how to raise the s d Rate, and take account of the Collecto™ 
of the money p d into the Pastor the year Past. 

Novemb r ye 27 th 99 At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the 
east Congregation in Watertown for the railing of the minifters 
Sallary It was voted that every head should pav fix millings. 

Item : That the rate should be raifed as to Chatties & lands as 
it was the two former years. 

April 19 th 1700 Then p d to the Revd. M r Henry Gibbs : for 
his carriing on of the work of y e miniftrey as it was granted Oc- 
tober the 4 th 1699 the fum of fixty five pounds, with fufficient fire 
wood which was in full according as it was granted. 



Watertown Records, 



7 



Octob r 2 d 1700 At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the east-end 
of Watertown to agree upon the way of gathering M r Gibb's 
maintenance, Chosen moderato r Simon Stone. 

It m : Voted that we do grant to the ministers maintenance this 
year enfueing the fum of 77 lb a lixt part being for wood at the 
fame price as formerly. 

It m : That each head shall pay lix millings and all other rateabl 
estate according to the contrey Invoice. 

Chosen to take the Invoice Serg* Coolidg. 

Chofen afefsors, Serg fc Beeres, Enf 11 Thatcher & Corp u Fiske. 
Chosen Collecto rs Deacon Barsham & Deacon Bond. 

Novemb r ye 27 th 1700 At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the 
east-end Precinct by adjournment. 

Voted that we will meet at the houfe of Serg fc Ric : Collidg on 
the iS th dav of Decemb r next enfuing for to have an account of 
the arrears of the minifters rate of the two last years, and to ie 
what the Company will doe concerning the defpofing of the lofe 
money, and alfo to Chofe a Clerke. 

Decemb r 18 th 1700 At a meeting by adjournment Enf u Sam 11 
Thatcher was Chofen clerke, and the meeting adjourn d untill 
Jan : 14 th 1 700/1. 

Jan : 14 th 1 700/1 By adjorn* At a meeting of the Inhabitants 
at the east end of Watertown, It was voted by s d Society at the 
aboves d meeting that the loofe money according to ou r former 
votes to be difpofed of by the Cociety and now in the hands of the 
Collecto rs be given to M r Gibbs — except fo much of it as to Clear 
the Rates of thofe removed, which cannot be obtained, but are 
certainly lost and the rates of thofe who appear to be certainly 
unable to pay the same. 

Also Doct r Palsgrave Wellington, L l Jonas Bond and Corp 11 
Nathan Fiske were Chofen & appointed to Joyn w th the Collectors 
to effect the difpofial of s d moneys according to the above written 
vote, and for further bilinefs which may accur it was voted that 
the meeting be adjorn d to be heild at at the houle of M r Nathaniel 
Bright on the fecond Monday in Feb r 1 700/1 at five of the Clock 
afternoon, and Cap' Nathan 11 Barsham was Moderat or of the 
aboves d meeting. 

Feb r io tb 1 700/1 Nathan" Bright was Chofen Moder tr and the 
meeting adjorned untill Feb r the 17 th next at fix of the Clock 
afternoon at the houfe of Cap* Barsham, to finish the aboves d 
worke. 

Perfuant to the aboves d vote Jan r 14 th 1 700/1 Doct r Palsgrave 
Wellington L l Jonas Bond and Corp 11 Nathan Fiske wer Chofen 
& appointed to Joyne w th the Collecto r3 to examin and effect the 
defpofall of the loofe money — there returne is as follows. 

An account of the defpofall of the money gathered for the 
maintenance of the ministre of the east end of s d town, both that 
which was loofe, and that which was papered, and that which 
was given in by rate, and that which was given in otherwife. 



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[li] 

Feb 1 " ye 10 th 169S/9 Then paid by the aboves d Collecto™, and 
comitte by order of s d company out of the loofe money to M r 
Henry Gibbs for the making up his fallary for the year past, two 
pounds thirteen shillings and fix pence, and of the rate money 
fixty two pounds lix shillings and fix pence, which maketh fixty 
five pounds, which is in full fattisfaction and wood to content for 
laid year, and there yet remaines ungathered for the ufe of s d 
companey, in arreres of s d year fix pounds, ten shillings and 
three pence. 

For the rate made in the year 1698-9 for the maintenance of 
the miniftry in the east end of Watertown, was made 77 115 i4 s -o8 d 
and ought of the fame rate was paid 6o lb 5 s 2 d and ought of the 
loofe money 04 ll) -i4 s -io d which maketh fixty five pounds in money 
and wood to full content, and there yet remaines in arrears un- 
gathered for the ufe of said Companey, nine pounds thireteen 
shillings & fower pence. 

It m voted In exfplaination of the vote made Octob r the 2 d 
1700 that the rate to be made shall be raifed as followeth, that 
Poles shall be rated at fix shillings P r head, horfes at three pounds 
P r head, oxen at three pounds P r head, cowes at two pounds P r 
head, swine and sheep at fower pounds P r fcore. Improved land 
at ten shillings P r acre and west land at five shillings P r acre, and 
houfing at fower pounds the highest, and the lowest not under 
ten shillings, and the rate to be made for mending the meeting- 
houfe glafs, and the paying the fexton's fallary to be made by the 
afsefsors Chosen for the Prefent year. 

Itm Voted, that when and fo often as there shall be occation 
for the Inhabitants of the east end Precinct of Watertown to be 
called together, it shall be in the power of M r Simon Stone, and 
Cap 1 Nat 11 Barsham to call them together. 

Feb. 17 th 1706-7 Paid to the Reverend Mr: Henry Gibbs in 
part of what was granted to him for carrying on the work of the 
miniftrey as it was granted Octob r the 2 d 1700. the fum of sixty 
pounds, fixteen shillings and eight pence. 

Octob r y e I st 1 701 At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the east- 
erly Precinct of Watertown, being orderly to grant a fallary for 
the upholding of the miniftre in s d P r ecinct, and for the Chofiing 
of afsefsors, Collecto rs and other officers. M r Simon Stone was 
Chofen Moderat r to cary on the worke of s d meeting. 

It m Voted that each head shall pay fix millings. 

It m : Voted, that we do grant for the minifters maintenance 
for the year enfuing the fum of 77 lb a fixt part being for wood. 

It m . Voted, that the remainder that the heads do not amount 
to fhull be raifed by the fame rules the province tax is. 

It 111 : Chofen for afsefsors Nathan Fiske, L* Jonas Bond, and 
Sam 11 Livermore. 

Voted, That Cap* Nat 11 Barsham & Deacon W m Bond be col- 
ectors for the minifters rate. 



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9 



It m : Munings Sawin Chofen Clerk for s d fociety, John Chad- 
wick fn r Chofen to looke after the meeting-houfe, and to be al- 
lowed for it one pound and ten {hillings. 

Voted that all thofe that will cary in wood to Mr. Gibb's doe 
it by the first Wednesday in Novemb r and if that do not fufficiently 
bring in a fupply, then the Deacons to take money out of the 
Salary granted and buy wood for his fefonable fupply, unless M r 
Gibbs will fupply himselfe, and take the money as it comes in. 

Octob 1 " y e 20 th 1 701 Voted, that Cap* Barsham carry the af- 
sefsors before lawfull authority, to be fworn to the faithfull dif- 
charge of their offices. 

It m : Voted, that the s d Rate be p d in as formerly, by a Con- 
ftant Contribution on every Sabbath day (only all p r fons to come 
down to the table, to the box) and all money to be paper'd. 

It m : Voted, that Munings Sawin lay ought three shillings of 
the s d focietie's money to purchafe a booke to keep the s d Societies 
Records, and to tranfcrib there former Records into s d Booke. 

It m : Voted, that the s d fociety take caer and order all there 
youth, that at the publique worship of God on the Sabbath Days, 
thay lit in the feats appointed for that end, so that they may be 
under the infpection of the tything-men. 

It m . Voted, that this meeting be adjorned to the first monday 
of Decemb r next at fower of the clock in the afternoon, to be at 
the houfe of M r Nath u Bright, In order to heer the accompt of 
the Minifters Rate. 

Decemb r y e I st 1701. At a meeting at the houfe of M r Nath 1 
Bright, the account of what was unpaid in the ministers rate in 
s d Precinct and there remained unpd. I3 lb . 

Alfo the rate made for the year enfuing was then brought and 
Read to the cociety, which amounted to the fum of feventy five 
pounds, and five shillings, and it was comitted into the hands of 
the Collecto rs to gather, viz 1 Deacon Nat u Barshan & Deacon W m 
Bond, according to the vote at the meeting octob r the I st 1701. 

Feb. 17 th 1706/7 Then Paid to the Rev d M r Henry Gibbs for 
his carying on of the worke of the miniftrey amongst us in the 
year. octob r the first 1701, as it was granted, paid in part of the 
fume of fifty nine pounds two shillings and three pence, and in 
fier wood according as it was granted. 

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Octob r y e 7 th 1702 At a meeting of y e east-end society for the 
granting of the ministers sallery. Voted that we will give to the 
ministers maintenance 77 lb a lixt part for to provide wood. 

It m Voted, that the Rate to be raifed for s d money shall be 
according to the rules the P r vince tax was ordered to be made by 
(excepting heads ;) which are to be fet at fix millings P r head. 

Lieu 1 Jonas Bond, Sam 11 Livermore, and M r Nat u Bright wer 
Chofen afsefsors to make s d rate. 

Deacon Nat 11 Barsham & Deacon W m Bond wer Chofen afsefs- 
ors to gather s d Rate, and pay it in to the minister of s d Society. 

Munings Sawin Chofen Cler. 



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Serg* Jn° Chadwick Chofen to locke after the meeting-houfe, 
and the s (l fociety to allow him for his fervice one pound and ten 
shillings. 

It m : Voted, that the youth which attend y e Publick worship 
of God on the Sabbath days ftill continue to fitt in the places 
appointed for that end. 

It m ; Voted that there shall be a rate forthwith made of fower 
pounds, three pound whereof to pay ferg* Chadwick for locking 
after the meeting-houfe for the year past, and the year enfuing, 
and twenty millings for the mending the meetinghoufe glafs this 
P r sant year. 

It ,n . Voted, that the s d afsefsors make s d rate, and comitt it to 
Dan 11 Benjamen, who is chofen to gather it and pay it in for y e 

ufes afores d . 

It m . Voted, that Serg* Jn° Chadwick and Dan 11 Benjamen take 
caer and get the meeting houfe glafs mended and to be p d ought 
of the rate made for mending the glafs, voted, that y e s d rate be 
p d according to the way stated the last year. 

It m Voted, that one lixt part of the rate granted for the min- 
iftrey be p d in at or before the first monday cf Decemb r next for 
to provide wood. 

Alfo at s d meeting Joliah G oddar d gave an account of A rate 
comitted to him to collect In the year 1700 as follows 
Paid to Jofeph grant oi lb -o7 s -09 d ) 
Paid to John Chadwick 02 -16 -11 j 

Jan: y e 5 th 1702/3. At a meeting of the east end fociety, at 
the houfe of M r Nat 11 Bright. 

Voted, that the Collectors should fpake with Tho : Rider, and 
fe whether he will pay the whole part of the rate due to M r Gibbs 
from Watertown old Grist miln for the year begun the 6 th of 
octob r 1701-. that then the s d fociety will baer him hearmlefs for 
paying to any others for s d milnse for ye aboves d . 

It m : Voted, that the rate to be made for M r Gibbs for this 
p r sant year, be made according to the act for makeing the Prov- 
ince tax this Prefant year. 

It m . Voted at s d meeting that M r Simon Stone & Cap* Nat n 
Barsham, do on the next lectu r day Post up on the old meeting- 
houfe door, that the Inhabitants of the easterly society of Water- 
town do give a meeting at said meeting houfe on the 15 th day of 
this Instant January, at one of the Clocke in the afternoon, to 
take caer to repaire s d meeting houfe, and to Chofe a comitte to 
fe the worke done. 

Jan : y e 15 th 1702/3 At a meeting of y e east end cociety at the 
old meeting-houfe in Watertown. Voted that M r Simon Stone 
should be modera tr for s d Meeting. 

It m . Voted, that we will grant a rate, a quarter part of the fum 
of feventy feven pounds, towards the repairing the old meeting- 
houfe in s d town, and that there be forthwith a rate made, at or 
before the 25 th of march next enfuing by the P r sant afsefsors. 

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Paslgrave Wellington. Serg* Ric : Coollidge are chofen a comitte 
to fe that the s d worke be fefonably and well don. 

It m y Serg 1 Jabez Beeres was chofen Collector to demand and 
gather in the s d rate and pay it in to the aboves d comitte by the 
25 th of march afores d for the end aboves d and no other. 

It m : Voted, at s d meeting that all the loofe money that is 
given in on the sabbath days Contrebutions for the maintenance 
of the ministrey shall be given to M r Gibbs over and above his 
fallary. 

Feb r 17 th 1706/7 Paid to the Reveren d M r Henry Gibbs by 
the Collectors, in part of what was granted to him on October the 
feventh 1702. for the Carying on of y e worke of the miniftrey 
amongst us, the fum of fifty pounds fourteen shillings and fix 
pence, and in wood according as it was granted. 

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October 6 th 1703. At a Gen 11 meeting of the Inhabitants of the 
east end of Watertown, M r Simon Stone was Chofen Moderato r . 

Item. Voted that we will give to the Ministers maintenance 
77 lb in money, a lixt part whereof to be to provide wood, at feven 
shillings P r Cord. 

Item. Voted, that the rate to be raifed for f d money shall be 
made according to the rules this P r sant province is made by. 

Item. Voted, and Choofen for afsefsors to make f d Rate Sam 11 
Livermore, Obadiah Coollidg and Nathan Fiske. 

Item. Chofen for Collectors to gather & pay in f (i Rate to the 
miniftrey of s' 1 end Cap' Nat u Barshan & Deacon William Bond. 

Item. Munings Savvin Choofen Clerke, and Thomas Coollidg 
Choofen to looke after the meeting-houfe, and sweep it for the 
year enfuing, and to be allowed one pound & ten shillings for his 
fervice. 

Item. Voted, that the contribution be ftill continued on the 
Sabbath days, and all the money to be papered, or written upon. 

Item. Voted, that this meeting be adjorned to the first Wed- 
nesday in November next, to one of the clocke in the afternoon 
of s d day at the old meeting-houfe, to conflder of sum way to 
get in the arrers that are yet unpaid to the miniftrey belonging to 
y e east end of s d town. 

Novemb r y e 3 d 1703. At the aboves d meeting by adjornment, 
In order to take caer about geting y e aboves d arreres for s d minis- 
trey maintenance, it was adjorned to the second Wednesday of s d 
Novemb r to one aclocke of the s d day at the old meeting-houfe, 
Cap* Barsham to give notice of it the next Sabbath Day after 
exercize. 

Novemb r 10 th 1703. At the s d Meeting by adjournment, Cap* 
Net 11 Barsham was Choofen moderato 1 for faid meeting. 

Iteim. Munings Sawin was Choofen to take caer that the af- 
sefsors Choofen to make the ministers rate for this prefent year, 
be fworn as the law directs. 

Item Voted, that the collectors draw ought a 'list of y e names 
of all fuch perfons as have not p d and made up their acc t3 for there 



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proportion of y e ministers Rate made for the year 1702. in order 
to comit it to the Conftable to gather. 

Item. The abovef d meeting is adjorned to the houfe of Corp 11 
Nat" Brights to be on the first monday of Decemb r next, to five 
aclocke in the afternoon, to confider further about y e arrears of the 
ministers rate. 

Decemb r the 6 th 1703. At a meeting at the houfe of Corp n 
Nat u Bl ights by adjornment Corp u Bright was Choofen Moderato r . 

Feb : 17 th 1706/7. Paid to the Rever d M r Henry Gibbs by the 
Collectors, and Conftable Samuell Jenifon, In part of what was 
gianted for the carying on of the worke of the miniftrey amongst 
us, in October the fixt, one thoufand feven hundred and three, the 
fum of fifty feven pounds twelve millings and nine pence, and in 
firewood in full as it was granted. 

[14] 

Aug 1 30 th 1704. At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the easterly 
part of Watertown In order to take caer that the minifters fallary 
be p d in according to the grant. 

Item. Voted, at f d meeting, that the rate granted for the min- 
isters maintenance for this prefant year 1704, in the east end, have 
forwith a warrant affixed to it, by the prefant afsefsors that made 
f d Rate, and that the f d rate with the warrant to it, be forthwith 
commited to the conftable in f d east end, to gather in what of f d 
Rate is unpaid, to the Rever d M r Henry Gibbs, by the first Wed- 
nesday of octob r next hence enfuing the date hereof. 

October y e 4 th 1704. At a meeting of the east end Inhabitants 
of Watertown In order to rais a maintenance for y e miniftry in 
s d east end. M r Simon Stone was Choofen -moderato 1 " for f d 
meeting. 

Item. Voted at s d meeting, that we will give to the mainten- 
ance of the ministrey in f d end for the year enfuing 77 Ib in money, 
a fixt part whereof to be for to provide wood, at 7 s P r cord. 

Item. Voted that the rate to be raifed for f d money shall be 
made according to the rules that this p r sant Province tax is 
made by. 

Item : Voted, and Chofen for afsefsors to make f d Rate Sam 11 
Livermore, Nathan Fiske and Munings Sawin. 

Item. Voted, and Choofen for Collectors to gather in f d Rate, 
and pay in the fame to the minifter of s d east end Cap* Nat u 
Barsham and Deacon William Bond. 

Item Voted, that the afsefsors shall affix a warrant to f d Rates 
and comit it to the Conftable to gather and pay to the minister of 
s d end, that is to faie what is unpaid by the first Wednesday, of 
October next enfuing the date hereof, the collectors to give the 
account of what is unp d to the Conftable. 

Item : Voted and Choofen for clerke Munings Sawin, Thomas 
Coollidg Choofen to to locke after the meeting houfe and fweep it, 
and to be allowed for his fervice one pound ten Shillings. 

Item : Voted, that the Contributions be continued upon the 
Sabbath days and all money contributed to be papered, or written 
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Item : Voted, at s d meeting that the Clerke doe enter into the 
booke purchafed by fd east end of Watertown, all fuch votes & 
agreements as have pafsed in f d cociety Refering to the fnpport 
of the miniftre in f d east end of Watertown. 

Feb r 17 th 1706/7 Paid to the Rever d M r Henry Gibbs by the 
Collectors, and Conftable John Chadwick, in pat of what was 
granted for the fupport of the miniftrey amongst us : Octob r the 
fourth one thoufand feven hundred and fower, the full & Just fum 
of fifty feven pounds three shillings and two pence, and firewood 
in full according as it was granted. 

[15] 

March 26 th 1705. At a meeting of the east end fociety in 
Watertown. Voted that for the further promoteing & carying 
on the worke of Repaireing the old-meeting-houfe, in f d cocietie, 
we do defire the Collector forthwith to goe to thofe perfons that 
have not p d equal! proportion with their Neighbours, and alfo 
carry with him a fubfcription that fo all may pay there equall 
proportion, or otherwife fubfcribe and pay as thay thinke meet. 

July 23 d 1705* At a meeting of the east end Inhabitants of 
Watertown, and s d meeting was adjorn d to the first Wednesday of 
October next 

October y e 3 d 1705. At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the 
easterly end Inhabitants of Watertown orderly warned & met. 

M r Simon Stone was chofen Moderato 1 " for s d Meeting. 

Voted, at said meeting, that we will give to the maintenance 
of the miniftrey in s d east end societie for the year enfuing 77 lb in 
money, one fixt part whereof to provide wood at feven shillings 
P r cord. 

Voted, that the aboves d rate shall be made according to the 
rules Prescribed in the law for the making the last Province tax. 
Choofen for afsefsors at s d meeting Samuell Livermore, Nathan 
Fiske and Munings Sawin. 

Voted, that s d afsefsors shall perfix a warrant to s d Rate and 
comit it to the constable to gather and pay the aboves' 1 fum to the 
ministrey of s d east end cociety by the first wednefday of Sep- 
tember next. 

Voted, that the Contrebution be ftill continued on the Sabbath 
day and Deacon Net 11 Barshan and Deacon William Bond to re- 
ceive s d contrebution : and pay it in to the Minister of s d cociety, 
and all s d money to be Papered or written upon. 

It m Munings Sawin was chofen clerk at s' 1 meeting. 

Thomas Coolidg choofen fexton to locke after the meeting 
houfe & to Ring the bell for the year enfuing, and s d cocietie doe 
allow him for his s d fervice two pounds. 

Voted at s d meeting, that the Gen 11 meeting for the granting the 
minifters sallery shall be as formerly on the first Wednesday of 
October annually for s d cociety, and that the clerke of s d cociety 
post up the warning on the meeting houfe Door on the sabbath 
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necefsary for the ends afores d of makeing gathering & Recieving 
B d Rates according to our ufuall custom. 

Voted, at s d meeting that the aboves d afsefsors shall make the 
rate for the sextons sallery this year, and alfo we do defire the 
abovs d Deacons to gather s (1 rate, and allfo the remainder of what 
is due of the last years rate to the sexfton, and pay it in to him. 

Jun : 17 th 1706 At a- meeting of the Inhabitants of the easterly 
cociety in Watertown orderly warned and meet in order to take 
caer to gather in the arrears of the ministers rates and fuch other 
concerns as may be thought needfull. 

It was voted at s d meeting, that the constables viz* Samuell 
Jenifon and John Chadwick Sen r forthwith gather in the arrears 
of the ministers rates comited to them to gather, and pay in the 
fame forthwith according to the warrants. 

Voted at s d Meeting, that we doe delire appoint and Impower 
Deacon Nathanieli Barsham and Deacon William Bond & Enfign 
Samuell Thatcher to gather in what of the arrears of the ministers 
rates, which are ungathered, before the rates wer comitted to the 
constables to gather. 

Voted, at s d meeting that Deacon Net 11 Barsham Deacon Wm : 
Bond and M r Nat 11 Bright be a comitte to enter into said cocieties 
booke of Records what thay may think nedfull, by the clerk of s d 
cociety. 

[16] 

Octob r 2 d 1706 At a meeting of the east end Cocietie or Con- 
gregation in Watertown Orderly warned and mete. 
Jonas Bond Esq r was Chofen Moderato r . 

Voted at faid meeting that we doe grant a rate of ninety Seven 
pounds in money for the minifters maintenance, in f d focietie, 
for the year enfuing, twelve pounds of f d fufn : to provide wood 
for f d Ministrey, at feven shillings P r Corde, twenty pounds of s d 
fum which is more that our ufuall rate is in Confideration of o r 
Pastures prefent Circumftances by sicknes & weeknes. 

Voted at s d meeting that y e f d Rate be made according to the 
Rules in y e law for the makeing the last Province tax, with a 
warrant affixed to it to be comitted to the Conftable in y e east end. 

Voted at s d meeting and Chofen for afsefsors to make s d Rate, 
Sam 11 Livermore, Nathan Fiske and Munings Sawin. 

Voted at f d meeting that the Contrebution be ftill Continued as 
ufually it hath been in f d cociety on the Sabbath days. 

Voted at f d meeting & Chofen for Clerke for f d society Munings 
Sawin. Chofen for sexton Tho : Coollidg, and to allow f d sexton 
for his sallery for one yere next enfuing two pounds money, and 
f d afsefsors to make a Rate and affix a warrant to it, to be 
gathered by the Conftable in f d Cocietie. 

Voted at f d meeting That ther (hall be a Contrabution four 
times this year, that is to saie every qurter of a year on the Sab- 
bath day, the Decons to give notice of it the Sabbath before. 

Said meeting is adjorned unto the first monday in December 
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At a meeting of the east end Cocietie or Congregation the 2 d 
day of December 1706 

Cap 1 Barsham was Chofen Moderator 

Voted At s d meeting, That we doe nominate, appoint & im- 
power Jonas Bond Esq r and Samuell Jenifon to anfwer to what 
may be objected bv any of said Societie neglecting to pay their 
ministers Rates in f d cocietie. 

Voted At f d meeting and Chofsen as an adition to the first three 
afsefsors to make f d Rate, John Coollidg and Samnell Jenifon. 

Voted and Chofen at f d meeting to treate w tb the Reve d o r 
Pasto r M r Gibbs, In order to gaine help to Carry on the worke 
of the miniftrey amongst us for the p r sent, M r Simon Stone, Dea- 
con Barsham & Decon Bond. 

December 16 th 1706 the above granted rate of 97 lb was made & 
comited to Constable John Straton Ju r to Collect & gather in, P r 
Sam 11 Livermore, Nathan Fisk & Munings Sawin afsefsors. 

Octo : 1 : 1707 At a meeting of the east end Societie or Con- 
gregation in Watertowne, Orderly warned & met, 

Cap* Jonas Bond Esq r was Chofen Moderato r for f d meeting. 

Voted at s d meeting that we do grant a Rate of 77 ll) in money 
for the maintenance of the miniftrey in f d Congregation for the 
year enfuing, twelve pounds of*s d Rate for to provide wood for the 
minifter of s d cocietie. 

Voted That s d Rate be made according to the rules in the law 
for the makeing the last Province tax, this Prefent year. 

Voted And chofen afsefsors to make f d Rate, Lieu 1 Sam 11 
Thatcher, M r Palsgrave Wellington and Samuell Jenifon. 

Voted and Choofen Sexton for the year enfuing, Thomas 
Coollidg, and to be p' 1 by two Contrebutions on the Sabbath Days, 
The Deacons to give notice of it the Sabbath beforehand. 

Voted And Choofen for clerke for f d Societie for the year en- 
fuing, Munings Sawin. 

Voted That the Contribution be still Continued on the sabbath 
days as formerly. 

Voted That the Deacons, or one of them give notice to f d con- 
gregation the Sabbath before each quarter of s d year is ought 
That so Persons may make up by Contrabution each quarter Part 
of s d Rate, the next Sabbath following. 

[17] 

Novemb r 12 1707. At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the 
easterly Congregation in Watertown, orderly warned and meet. 

Voted That we do defire, nominate, appoint and Impower, 
thefe severall Gen 4 to be a Comitte to Conlider & advife what 
steps may be thought most Proper to be taken for our futer, hon- 
orable and Comfortable settlement in f d Congregation, bv Pre- 
fering a Petition to the hon d Gen 11 Court now fiting in Boston, 
viz 1 Cap* Jonas Bond Esq r Leiu* Tn° Hammond, M r Palsgrave 
Wellington, M r Net 11 Bright and Cap* Net n Barsham, are Chofen 
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Jan : 7 th 1707/S At a meeting of the Inhabitants belonging to 
the easterly Congregation in Watertowne orderly warned and 
meet together. 

Cap* Jonas Bond Esq 1 * was Choofen Moderato 1 " 

1 voted. By said Inhabitants that thay will Choofe a Comitte 
to take an account of the Deacons of what is behind of the minis- 
ters rate in arrears, in thofe years before f d rates wer Commited 
into the hands of the Constables, and to make there Report of 
what thay find to f d Precinct at there next meeting. 

2 voted. That Samuell Livermore, Richard Coollidg and 
Nathan Fiske be a comitte for the ends abovef d . 

3 voted. That f d Meeting be adjourned unto Wednesday the 
14" 1 of January Currant at one of the Clocke in the afternoon. 

What is above written are the severall votes Pafsed at f d meet- 
ing. Attest Jonas Bond Moderato 1 " of f d meeting. 

At a meeting of the east end Cocietie in Watertowne legally 
warned the 7 th of January 1707/8 

Voted. That M r Bright be choofen Moderato 1 ". 

Voted That thay would choofe a committe to audate accounts 
between thofe that are charged to be behind in the ministers rates. 
And the Deacons from the year 1697 until 1702/3. 

Voted That Cap* Jonas Bond, Sam 11 Livermore, Richard Cool- 
lidg, Nathan Fiske, Doct 1 " Wellington be Choofen for the ends 
afores d and to take account of the Deacons of strangers money. 

Voted That the meeting be adjorned untill the 11 th of February 
1707/S. 

[18] 

At a meeting of the easterly Cocietie or Congregation in Water- 
town Feb r 11 th 1707/8 M r Net 11 Bright was Choofen Moderato 1 . 

The Comitte appointed to audate accounts with the Deacons 
Refering to the loofe money, and we received an account of, I9 lb — 
io s -io d . which money was delivered to ou r Reverend Pastu 1 ' 
M r Henry Gibbs. 

S d meeting is adjurned unto the i8 tb day of this Instant Feb r 
at one of the Clocke in the afternoon. 

At a meeting of the east end Cocietie or Congregation in 
Watertowne Feb r 18 : 1707/8. 

Voted That the Committe Chosen Jan : 7 11 1707/S to take an 
account of the Deacons of what is behind of the ministers Rates 
in arrears, in the year befores d Rats wer Comitted into the hands 
of the Constables. Doe forthwith Indeavoure to get in the re- 
mainder of the same, and alfo to Recon with_ any fuch as are 
behind in f d Rates, and alfo doe allow f d Comitte to abate fuch 
part of s d arrears as thay shall b sattiiffyed ought to be abated, 
(That is to say if the same be don within three months next hence 
enfuing the date hereof), and if any of them that are faid to be 
behindhand in f d Rates & arrears will give their oaths before a 
lawfull authority that thay have already p d a part of the whole, 
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At a meeting of the easterly Cocietie or Congregation in Water- 
town the 7 th of June 1708 

Cap* Jonas Bond Esq 1 * was Chofen Moderat r for fd : meeting. 

1. Voted That the last Rate made for the Support of the 
miniftrey in fd : Cocietie be forthwith Commited to Constable 
Nathan Fiske to gather, and he to Issue & make up his accounts 
of the whole of said Rate at or on the first Wednesday of October 
next. 

2. Voted and ordered that the fd : Constable give an account 
of what part of s d Rate is not exfpended in Carrying on y e worke 
of the ministrey in f d cocietie to the Reverend Pastu 1 M r Henry 
Gibbs, by the aboves d first Wednesday in octob 1 

3. Voted and Choofen to be added to the Comitte for warning 
of meetings in s d Cocietie Deacon William Bond and Samuel 
Eddy f r and what f d Comitte shall agree upon & send to the 
Clarke of said Cocietie in writing shall be accounted fufficient 
warrant for f d Clerk to post up in writing. 

4. Voted That we do Defire Deacon Nat 11 Barsham, Deacon 
W m Bond, M r Nat 11 Bright & Sam 11 Eddy f r to procure fom 
Perfon or Perfons for the carrying on of the worke of the ministrey 
in f d Cociety for y e next & last quarter of the prefent year, upon 
as refonable terms as may be. 

[19] 

5. Voted At the s d meeting, that som further steps may be 
taken for the more honorable & comfortable fupport of the Minif- 
trey in f d Cocietie or Congregation. 

6. Voted That for that end we do Defire the former Gent" 
Imployed as a committe for f d worke to take and ufe such meth- 
ods for the ends abovef d as thay may thinke most proper. Viz 1 
Cap* Jonas Bond, Lieu* Jn° Hammond, M r Palsgrave Wellington, 
M r Net 11 Bright & Deacon Net 11 Barsham. 

Octob r 6 1 70S At a meeting of the easterly Cocietie, or Con- 
gregation in Watertown Orderly warned & meet. 

M r Net 11 Bright was Chofen Moderato r for f d Meeting. 

Voted 1 That we do grant a Rate of 77 th in money for the 
maintenance of the miniftrey in f d Societie. 

Voted 2 That f d Rate be made according to the ruls for 
making the Province tax this year. 

Voted 3 And chofen for afsefsors to make f d Rate Lieu* 
Sam 11 Thatcher, Sam u Jenifon & Joliah Goddard. 

Voted 4 And Chofen Clerk for f d Cocietie for the year enfuing 
Munings Sawin. 

Voted 5 And Chofen for fexton to Ring the bell & sweep & 
locke after the meeting-houfe, Tho : Collidg, and to be p d by a 
Contribution at twice in the year. 

Voted 6 That the Contrebution be ftill Continued on the 
Sabbath days. 

Voted 7 That we do defire the Comitte Chofen Jan : 7 th 1707/8 
to take an account of what money is quite lost, with the names & 
sums of each Perfon, and bring in y e account to the next meeting. 



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Voted S That we do defire Serg fc J n ° Chadwick & Dan 11 
Benjamen to take caer that the glafs in the meeting-houfe be 
mended, and bring in their account to the next meeting. 

Voted 9 That the f d meeting is adjorned to the first Wednes- 
day in Decemb r next, at one of the Clock at this meeting-houfe. 

[20] 

Decemb 1 * I st 1708 o At a meeting of f d Cocietie by Adjorn- 
ment. 

1 Voted at f d meeting that we do add to y e rate granted Oc- 
tober the lixt, 1 70S, eight pounds in licke money, being to make 
up what money is quiet lost, from the year, 1703, to the year 
1 70S. 

Voted 2 Voted that there be a contrebution to gather money 
on the Sabbath day for the payment of the mending of the meet- 
ing-houfe glafs, (and if any over plus be) to be left in y e Deacons 
hands for the ufe of f d Cocietie, the Committe to give notice for 
f J Contrebution the Sabbath before. 

Voted 3 That we do defire Cap* Jonas Bond Esq r Deacon 
Net 11 Barsham, Deac : W m : Bond, M r Net 11 Bright, Munings 
Sawin, and Serg fc Jn° Chadwick, To give o r Reverend Pasto 1 ' 
M r Henry Gibbs thanks for his gift to f d Cocietie. 

Voted 4 That M r Gibb's gift to y e f d Cocietie be entered in 
ou r Booke of Record for f d P r cinct. 

To Jonas Bond esq r M r Palsgrave Wellington, M r Sam 11 Liver- 
more, M r Richard Cooledg, M r Nathan Fiske, The Comittee 
appointed by the Easterly Precinct of Watertown, to take acc" of 
the arrearages Due to the miniftry of f d P r cinct. 

Gentlemen, Pleafe to inform the Inhabitants of your Precinct, 
That I freely Remit twenty Pounds of the Arearages due to me, 
for Preaching unto them : viz* eighteen pounds twelve millings 
and five pence, of what was due before octob r 8 : 1703. and one 
pound seven shillings and seven pence, of the Rate Comitted to 
Constable Jn° Straton, which offer of mine, if accepted by the 
P r cinct let it be entered in the book of Records belonging to the 
same. yours to serve, 

Watertown Nov : 30: 1708. Henry Gibbs. 

[21] 

Octob r 5 : 1709 At a meeting of the Easterly cocietie or Con- 
gregation in Watertown Orderly warned & meet : 

Voted 1 That we do grant a rate of 77 Ib in money for the 
maintenance of the Miniftrey in f d congregation, twelve pounds 
of said fum to be for to provid wood for the miniftrey, at feven 
shillings P r Cord. 

Voted 2 That f d Rate is to be made according to the Rules 
for making the Province tax this Prefent year, and that the afsef- 
sors affix a lawfull warrant to f d rate and Deliver it to the Con- 
stable in f d cocietie sesonably. 

Voted 3 and Chofen for afsefsors to Make f d rate, Corp 11 
Sam 11 Jenifon, Cler : Jofiah Goddard & Henry Spring. 



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Voted 4 And Chofen for Clerk for f d cocietie or Congregation 
Munings Sawin. 

Voted 5 And Chofen for fexton to Ring the bell and sweep 
and lock after the meeting-houfe Tho : Coolidg, and to be p d by 
two Contrebutions within the year. 

Voted 7 That a contrebution be still continued on the Sabbath 
Days for the ministre of f d Congregation. 

Voted 8 That we do appoint Deacon Nethaniel Barsham, 
Deacon W m : Bond and Sam 11 Eddy f r to be a Committe to warn 
meetings for f d cocietie or Congregation when & so often as there 
be occation. 

9 Voted That we do adjorne the aboves d meeting to the first 
monday of Decenib 1 " next at ten of the Clock in the forenoon, To 
take caer for the paying for mending the old meeting-houfe glafs, 
and fuch other Concerns as f d meeting shall f e occation for. 

At a meeting of the Easterly Precinct by adjornment the 5 th of 
Decemb r 1709. 

Voted That we will have a Contribution upon the 3 d Sabbath 
day of this Instant Decembe r in order to gather money to pay for 
the mending the meeting-houfe glafs, and for the mending the 
Bel wheel, and fom other arreers due to the fexton. 

Voted That f d meeting be adjorned to the third monday of 
this Instant month, to take account of what money is gathered, 
and to pay it to the Creditors, And to se if the Cocietie will Con- 
fider of som method for placing of the meeting-houfe. 

At a meeting of said societie by adjornment the 19 th of De- 
cemb r 1709. 1 

The Deacons gave account of the Contrebution £ f d 



money - - - - - - - - 01 14 07 

P d To Ephraim Cutter Ju r 00 08 00 

to Joseph Coollidg - - - - - -00 06 00 

to Sert g Jn° Chadwick : 00 01 00 

to Daniel Benjamen - - - - - -00 01 00 

to Joseph Grant - - - - - - - 00 iS 07 



Voted That we do deiire the severall Gent n viz 1 Nethaniel 
Coollidg f r Samuel Eddy fen r Nethaniel Bright f r Sam 11 Thatcher 
f r Joseph Sherman and William Chattuck f r to sit at the table. 

Voted That we do defire Cap 4 Bond and the Deacons to give 
the aboves d Gent n notice of the aboves d vote. 

The aboves d meeting is Defolved by Cap 1 Bond Moderate 
December 1- 20 th 1709 

Then Receivd of Munings Sawin in y e east-ends behalfe for the 
mending the meeting houfe glafs, the fuiri of eighteen shillings 
and seven pence I said Received P r me 

his 

Joseph X Grant. 

mark 

[22] 

Octob r 4 th 1 710. At a meeting of the Easterly Societie of 
Congregation in Watertown Orderly warned and met, Cap 4 Jonas 
Bond esq r was Chofen Moderat 1 ". 



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Voted i That wc do grant a rate of seventy seven Pounds for 
the fupport of the miniftrey in faid Congregation for this Prefent 
year ; Twelve pounds of s d feventy seven pounds to be for a 
Supply for wood for the miniftrey at feven shillings P r cord, Pro- 
vided it be brought in by the last day of March next, And fuch 
as do not bring wood by the last day of March as afores d that their 
part of y e rate shall be paid in money, or otherwife to the minif- 
ters acceptance. 

Voted 2 That the rate be made according to the Rules for 
making the Province tax for this P r sent year, And that they do 
affix a warrant to f d rate according to law, And to deliver said 
rate to the Collector sefonably. 

Voted 3 And Chofen for afsefsors to make f d Rate as aboves d 
Sam 11 Jenifon, Josiah Goddard and Henry Spring f r . 

Voted 4 And Chofen Clerk for said Cocietie, Munings Sawin. 

Voted 5 And Chofen for fexton Tho : Coolidg, to take caer 
of y e meeting-houfe, and to be p d for his service by two Contre- 
butions as formerly. 

Voted 6 That the Contrebution be still Continued on the Sab- 
bath days. 

Voted 7 And Chofen for a Committe Deacon Net 11 Barsham, 
Deacon W in Bond and Samuel Eddy f r To warn f d Cocietie to- 
gether when & so often as their may be occation. 

Voted 8 And Chofen for Collector for to gather in f d rate 
Jonathan Stone. 

Voted 9 And Chofen for receiver of the aboves d rate, M r 
Net 11 Bright, to receive in and pay out said Rate for the ends and 
ufe for which it was granted, Rendering an account of the same 
to f d Cofietie. And alfo faid M r Bright is Chofen to call the late 
Conftables to an account belonging to f d Cocietie That have had 
the ministers Rates Comited to them to gather. That have not 
ifTued and made up their accounts according to their warrant 
And to pay in the fame to the Reverend M r Henry Gibbs. 

Aprill 3 d 1 71 1. The aboves d Rate was made and Cornitted to 
M r Jon th Stone Collecto r to gather and pay in to M r Neth 11 Bright 
Receiver amounting to the fum of 77 lb -i2 s -09 d . 

P r Henry Spring 
Josiah Goddard & 
Sam 11 Jenifon afTefsors. 

[33] 

October 3 d 171 1. At a meeting of the easterly Cocietie or 
Congregation in Watertown orderly warned and meet. 

Voted 1 That we do grant A rate of 8o lb for the support of 
the ministrey in f d Cocietie or Congregat n for the year enfuing, 
Twelve pounds whereof is to provide wood for the miniftrey at 
eight shillings P r cord. 

Vot 2 That the s d rate be made according to the Rules Pre- 
fcribed for making the last Province tax, and that ther be a war- 
rant affixed to f d rate according to law, and to deliver said Rate 
to the Collector sefonably. 



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Vot. 3 And Chofen for afsefsors to make f d Rate, John Cool- 
lidg, Josiah Goddard and Nathan Fiske. 

Vot : 4 That we Choofe Deacon Net 11 Barsham, Deacon Will m 
Bond & Sam 11 Eddy f r a Committe, for f d Cocietie for the year 
enfuing. 

Vot : 5 That we do Choofe Jonathon Stone Collector to 
gather & pay in s d Rate to the Treasurer or Receiver. 

Vot : 6 for Treafurer or Receiver of f d Rate, M r Neth 11 Bright, 
who is to receive in and pay out f d rate for the ends for which it 
was granted, and to render an account to the f d cocietie sefonably. 

Vot: 7 That we do Choofe Munings Sawin Clerk for f d co- 
cietie for the year enfuing. 

Vot : 8 That we do Choofe Tho : Coollidg sexton, and to be 
p d by two free Contrebutions as formerly. 

Vot : 9 Voted that the Collectors Shall annually make up their 
accounts with the P r sent Treafurer or Receiver, or his or their 
fuccefsor in f d office of their several! rates. 

Vot: io that the Contribution be ftill continued on the Sab- 
bath day as formerly. 

Vot d ii That we do delire M r Net u Bright & Munings Sawin 
to take caer to find out how much the feverall Rates did amount 
too that have been made of late years for the fupport of the min- 
iftrey in f d Cocietie or Congregation, and when f d rates wer made, 
and by whome, and when comited to the feverall Conftables, In 
order to the more effectuall & spedy gathering the arrears of said 
rates. 

Voted 12 That the meeting be adjorned to the first monday 
of November next at on of y e Clock in y e afternoon. In order to 
Conlider of fom way to mend the Meeting-houfe glafs, and to 
know the cocieties mind (whether they will add anything towards 
his late lofTes by fier) in the P r sent Rate, or whether they will 
give him a free contribution once or moer in y e year. 

Novemb r 5 171 1. At a meeting by adjorm* 

Voted 1 That we will have a free Contrebution fower times 
in this P r sent year Infuing, for the Revere d Pastor M r Henry 
Gibbs, for the repairing of his buildings, and fuch other ufes as 
he shall fe caufe. 

Vot : 2 that we will add twenty shillings to the aboves d rate 
last granted for the miniftrey to mend the meeting-houfe glafs. 

Jun : 13 th 1711/12 At a meeting of the easterly Cocietie or 
Congregation in Watertown Orderly warned and meet, for to 
defpofe of a certaine Contrebution in the hands of the Deacons. 

Voted That we do freely give the f d Contrebution to our 
Reveren d Pasto r M r Henry Gibbs. 

[24] 

Mar: 171711/12 At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the East- 
erly Congregation in Watertown orderly warn d and meet. 

Voted 1 That the money that was over and above the Pur- 
chafe of the Pastur land Purchafed of Mrs. Judith Allen (being 
five pounds & five shillings) we delire M r Nethaniel Bright one 



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of the Committe, to keep it while fuch time as the subfcribers fe 
caufe to call for it, if their should be a prospect to purchafe more 
land or lands. 

Voted 2 That the Deed of the lands Purchafed for the ufe of 
the miniftrey in f d congregat 11 be lodged with their book of 
Records. 

Voted. 3. In anfwer to the subfcription fent from feverall of 
the Inhabitants of the middle Part of Watertown, and left with 
the Rever d M r Henry Gibbs, Bering date Feb r 1711/12 And 
fome Propofals made to them againe, which wer Read and voted 
at this said meeting. 

Voted, 4 That we do defire Maj r Jonas Bond to communicate 
the same. 

Voted, 5 That all the Rates belonging to the estate of Benj a 
Wellington Dece d , which wer due to the miniftrey in y e aboves d 
Congregation (in the hands of any Constables untill this Prefent 
year be all Crost and discharged. 

[25] 

May, 26 th 1 71 2. At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Con- 
gregation at the east-end of Watertown, orderly warned and meet 
together. 

1. Voted. That we will Choofe a Committe to Represent us 
at the Great & Gen 11 Court, Upon the second Wednesday of their 
next feffions, which will be y e 4 th of June next, Being the day 
appointed for the hearing of the Petition of Sundrey of the In- 
habitants belonging to the easterly Military & Companey of said 
town, Baring Date March, 17 th 1711/12 And make fuch defence 
against said Petition as they shall think most Proper. And alfo 
to Addrefs his Excellency and y e Great and Gen 11 Court, for a 
Better & Lasting Settlement of the Congregation in the east end 
of s d Watertown. 

2. Voted And Chofen for the ends afores d to Be a Commite to 
Reprefent o r felves in the f d Court, Maj r Jonas Bond esq r M r 
Joseph Sherman, M r William Shattuck f r , M r Nethanial Bright, 
M r Palsgrave Wellington, M r Sam 11 Livermore, M r Nathan Fiske, 
Cap 1 Nethaniel Barsham & M r Richard Coolidg. 

[26] Blank. 
[27] 

Watertown, May : 29. 1 71 1. 

We the fubfcribers, Inhabitants in s d town, being very senfible 
of the great want there is of better accommodations to the Min- 
iftrey in the East-End of s d town ; as to Pasture land & meadow : 
And being alfo very free & willing to contribute for the Pur- 
chasing of Lands; either Pasture, meadow, or both, for the ac- 
comodating of the Rev d M r Gibbs, who is our prefent Minifter, 
& of fuch as shall succead him, in the work of the Miniftrey in 
s d Congregation : And there being now A Prospect ofFPurchaiing 
some Lands, for the ends afores d we do freely & voluntarily sub- 
fcribe, engage & promife to pay the feveral fumms affixed to our 



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names into the hands off Deacon William Bond, M r William 
Shattock f r and M r Net u Bright A Ccmitte to be by them laid out 
for the ends afores d of which fumms we do engage to pay the 
one halfe within a week, and the other halfe within fix months 
after the date hereof, giving to s d Persons full power as a com- 
mittee to act & transact in that matter, and to Receive a Deed or 
Deeds, in our names, of Lands purchafed with y e money, here- 
unto subfcribed, and said lands to be & remaine, for the ufe of 
the miniftrey of said Congregation. 





£ 


s 


d 




£ 


s 


d 


M r Henry Gibbs - - 


- 02 


00 


00 


Jonas Bond esq 1 " - - 


02 


00 


00 


Richard Coollidg 


- 01 


00 


00 


Net 11 Barsham - - 


02 


00 


00 




- 01 


00 


00 


Samuel Thatcher 


01 


10 


00 


John Chenery - - - 


- 00 


12 


00 


Net 11 Bright - - - 


02 


00 


00 


Oliver Wellington - • 


- 00 


l 5 


00 


Sam 11 Eddy f r - - - 


00 


12 


00 


Samuel Holden - - 


- 00 


10 


00 


William Shattuck - 


01 


00 


00 


Isaac Holden - - - 


- 00 


10 


00 


William Bond - - 


01 


10 


00 


William Shattuck J r 


- 00 


10 


00 


Munings Sawin - - 


00 


15 


00 


Joseph Holden - - 


- 00 


10 




Nathan Fiske - - - 


01 


10 


00 


Joseph Coollidg - - 


• 00 


10 


00 


Jonathan Stone - - 


01 


10 


00 


John Abbut - - - 


- 01 


00 


00 


Josiah Goddard^ - - 


00 


15 


00 


David Stone - - - 


■ 00 


10 


00 


Daniel Benjamen 


01 


00 


00 


Robert Goddard - - 


- 00 


15 


00 


George Lawrance 


00 


10 


00 


Thomas Bond - - - 


- 00 


10 


00 


Josiah Perry - - - 


00 


10 


00 


Samuel Hastings 


- 00 


10 


00 


Ebenezer Stone - - 


00 


06 


00 


John Straton Ju r - - 


- 01 


00 


00 


Benjamin Eddy - - 


00 


12 


00 


Samuel Straton - - 


- 01 


00 


00 


Joseph Sherman - - 


00 


05 


00 


M rs Elizebeth Bond - 


- 00 


05 


00 


Henry Mils - - - 


00 


15 


00 


Samuel Livermore - 


- 01 


15 


00 


Palsgraue Wellington 


02 


00 


00 


Dan 11 Smith - - - 


- 01 


00 


00 


Henry Spring - - 


01 


00 


00 


Dan 11 Livermore - - 


- 01 


00 


00 


Samuel Jenifon - - 


01 


10 


00 


Timothy Barron - - 


- 00 


10 


00 










Thomas Learnard - 


- 00 


10 


00 











[28] Blank. 
[29] 

October, I. 171 2. At a meeting of the Easterly Congregation 
or Precinct in Watertown Orderly warned and afsembled, M r 
Nat 11 : Bright was Chofen Moderator. 

Voted. 1 that we do grant a Rate for the fupport of the Min- 
iftrey in f d Congregation of 82 lb . fourteen pounds of said rate to be 
for to provide wood for the minifter at nine shillings P r Cord. 
Provided the Gen 11 Court do not other wife order the Raising of 
s d Rate. 

Voted. 2 For affefsors to make f d Rate, Nathan Fiske, Jn° : 
Coollidg, and Daniel Livermore. 

Voted. 3 And Chofen for a Comitte for f d Precinct Deacon 
Nat 11 Barsham, Deacon William Bond and M r Nat 11 Bright. 



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Voted. 4 & Chofen for Receiver or Treafurer M r Nat 11 Bright. 

5 Munings Sawin Chofen Clerk for l d Precinct. 

6 Chofen for fexton Tho : Coollidge & to be p (1 for his 
worke by two Contrebutions as formerly. 

The aboves d meeting is adjorned to the third Monday of No- 
vember next, to Confider of what may then further to be acted. 
l d meeting to begine at two of the Clock of f d Day. 

October 5. 1712. Rec d of the Collect 1 * 8 of the Rates for the 
Miniftrey at the east end of Watertown and of other Persons, in 
full of all Dues to the Miniftry from Oct, 6. 171 1, to the fixt of 
Oct 1 " one thoufand seven hundred & Twelve. 

Rec d W r me 

Henry Gibbs. 

Novb r 17 th 1712 At a meeting of the Easterly Congregation 
or P r cinct in Watertown by adjornm 1 : Voted at f d meeting that 
we do defire our former Comitte Chofen to Reprefent us in the 
affaire at the last Gen 11 Court, to lay the Refult of f d Court, before 
the Committe Chofen by the westerly or middle congregation in 
fd Watertown as foone as may be, and to desire fd committe to 
give us an anfwer of what they Intend to do in faid affaire. The 
aboves d Gen 11 Courts act was Read at the aboves d meeting, and 
was voted to know y e minds of s d easterly Congregation, who did 
Declare our willing fubmifiion to and compliance with f d courts 
l d order. Baring Date the 4 th of Novemb r 171 2. 

Feb r 2 d 171 2/13 Watertown, 

At a meeting of the Easterly P r cinct in Watertown orderly 
warned & meet. 

Voted That we do Choofe, appoint & Impower Thefe feverall 
Gen tn following viz* Maj r Jonas Bond, Cap 1 Net u Barsham, Ne- 
thaniel Bright, William Shattuck f r Doctor Palsgraue Wellington, 
Richard Coolidge, Nathan Fiske and Sam 11 Livermore To be a 
committe to Reprefent This Precinct at the meeting warned by 
order of the select men of this town on the fourth of this Instant: 
to hear the advice of the Gen 11 Court relating to the fupport of the 
miniftrey & to take effectuall care y l y e publick worship of God 
be honourably maintained amongst us. And at f d meeting to de- 
clare our willing fubmifiion to & compliance with the late order 
of the Gen 11 Court bering date Novb r 4 th 1712. Relating to the 
fupport of the miniftrey in the two precincts of y e town according 
to what was formerly voted by us, and entered in our Booke of 
Records. And alfo at f d meeting to enter a Protest in our names 
(if need be) against any vote or Propofals that may ther be made, 
or offered to fuperfed, Infring, Invalidate or annull the f d order of 
the hon d Court, or to Retard the effectuall execution of it. And 
further to declare in y e name of the Precinct that we Judge it an 
affront to the hon d Court, and Injurious to the peace of the town 
to clogg y e execution of s d Order, or to pretend & endeavour by 
a Maj r vote of the Enhabitants of the town to oblige or enfnare 
us, or any others of the town, who are defirus to fubmit to f d 
order, unto anything of a differrent Import. And furthermore we 



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defire our Committe aboves d to Infist upon it that the affcffors of 
the town be forthwith fet on worke to afll-ff the fum mentioned in 
f d order of Court for y e ends and in y e manner therein Specified. 
And to deliver a copie of this our vote to the moderator that may- 
be affigned for said meeting. 

[30] 

Voted. That the Treafurer ufe the utmost of his endeavour to 
get in what of Arrears yet Remaine in the Conftables hands by 
the 20 th day of this Instant february, and to make report of his 
doings therein at our next meeting. 

Voted. That we defire Maj r Jonas Bond, And M r Net 11 Bright, 
or any others that are willing to meet with Stephen Cook this day 
to agree w th faid Cook, RefTering to f d Cooks Rates as they shall 
fe meet. 

[31] 

March: 17 th 1712/13 At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the 
Easterly Precinct or Congregation in Watertown Orderly warned 
& meet. 

Voted 1 That* we do choofe Samuel Livermore to be an affef- 
ibr in the stead of Daniel Livermore to make the Minifters Rate 
for the p r sent year for f 1 Precinct, granted on the first of October, 
1712. 

Voted 2 That we will have a free contribution, on the first 
Sabbath day of may next enfuing, for to pay the arrears due to M r 
Gibbs, which arrears are fumthing doubtfull to be gotten. 

Voted 3 That we will Choofe a comitte to Reprelent us at the 
next fitting of the Gen 11 Court, in Order for any matters in RefTer- 
rence to the late order & advice of the Gen 11 Court bearing Date 
Novemb 1 4 th 171 2. 

Voted 4 That we do defire our former Comitte, Chofen the 26 
of May, 1712, viz* Maj r Jonas Bond, Mr. Joseph Sherman, Pals- 
graue Wellington, Net 11 Bright, Cap 1 Barsham, W m Shattuck, f r 
Sam 11 Livermore, Nathan Fisk & Ric. Coollidg, they or the Major 
Part of them, to Represent us in what may be to be further acted 
in RefTerrence to the afores d order & advice. 

Voted 5 That we are free and willing to pay our part of the 

Quarter of a year Sallorry Due to our Reverend 

Past r M r Henry Gibbs for preaching to y e whole town a quarter 
of a year, according to the towns votes, which Quarter began the 
6 th of November, 1695. 

Octob r 7 1 713. At a meeting of the Easterly Precinct or Con- 
gregation in Watertown Orderly warned & met the 7 th of October, 
17 1 3. Maj r Jonas Bond Chofen moderate 

1 Voted that we will Choofe A committe to Reprsent our 
felves, and to apply themfelves to the felect men of said Town, 
or elfe where as shall be thought needfull, To fee that the Act of 
the honorable Gen 11 Court, and the vote of the Town in June last 
past be put into efTectuall execution for the Support of the Minis- 
try in Watertown. 



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2 Voted that we deiire the comitte Choofen the 26 th of may, 
1 7 1 3 for the ends aboves d viz 6 Maj r Jonas Bond, M r Joseph Sher- 
man, M r Palsgraue Wellington, M r Nat 11 Bright, Cap' Nat 11 Bar- 
sham M r Wiir Shattuck, M r Sam 11 Livermore Nathan Fiske & 
Ric : Coollidg 

3 Voted & chofen for a Comitte Cap 1 Nat u Barsham Deacon 
W in Bond & M r Nat 11 Bright. 

4 M r Nat 11 Bright Chofen Receiver for y e Minifters Rate. 

5 Munings Savvin Chofen Clerk for said Precinct. 

6 Tho : Coollidg Chofen iexton, and to be p d by two Contri- 
butions as formerly. 

7 Voted that we will have a contrebution on the first Sabbath 
day of every month for the year enfuing, and what is gathered 
shall be set off in their Ministers Rate. 

8 Voted that y e third Wednesday of this Instant October be 
appointed for fuch as are willing to cart wood for the ministrey of 
said P'cinct. 

9 Voted that this meeting be adjorn d to the second Wednesday 
of November next, and to begine at one oclock in the afternoon. 

Watertown Oct r 6, 17 13, all Dues for the Miniftrey at the East 
End of i' 1 Town paid for the year Past. Henry Gibbs. 

Watertown Novemb r 5 rh 1 7 13 Rec d of the feverall collectors of 
the Rates for the Miniftrey att the East-End of s d Town, and of 
P r ticular Persons included in s d Rates, the full of all dues To the 
Miniftrey of the East Congregation, From the time of their being 
seperated from the other part of s d Town, unto the fixt of Oct r 
one thoufand seven hundred & eleven. 

Rec d I say in full 

P r me 

Henry Gibbs 

[32] 

11 : Nov ber 1713. At a meeting of the Inhabitants of Easterly 
Precinct or Congregation in Watertown the 11 th of November, 
17 13. By adjornment. 

1 Voted, that the Treafurer or Receiver for the Ministers Rate 
of s d Precinct do forthwith take effectual caer and Quicken up the 
Constables & Collectors forth with to finish & make up their ac- 
counts with the said Treafurer. 

Decern 1 r 14 th 1 7 1 3 . At a meeting of the Easterly Precinct or 
Congregation in Watertown Orderly warned & meet the four- 
teenth Day of December, 1 713. 

1 Voted that we do grant a Rate of fourteen pounds for the 
Rever' 1 M r Henry Gibbs for his fallery for preaching to y e s d Con- 
gregation for two months : viz* from the 7 th of October last past 
untill the fourth of December currant. And alfo we do grant four- 
teen shillings more to be added to the fourteen pounds for to make 
up fum lofe in y e Rate last Committed to Jon th Stone, to gather 
for the said Congregation. 

2 Voted, That we do Choofe Nathan Fiske, John Coollidg 



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and Samuel Livermore aflefsors o make the faid Rate and Deliver 
it with a warrant affixed to it, unto the Collector. 

3 Voted and Choofen for Collector to gather f d Rate Robert 
Goddard. 

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Congregation in 
Watertown Orderly warned & met the 6. of October 1 7 14. Maj r 
Jonas Bond was Chofen Moderator for s d meeting. Chofen for 
the comitte for the year enfuing Cap* Nat 11 Barsham, Deacon Wil- 
liam Bond & M r Nat 11 Bright. Chofen for Clerke for f d P r cinct 
Munings Sawin, Chofen for fexton Tho : Coollidge, and to be p d 
by two contributions as hath been formerly. 

Voted that the monthly contrebution be continued for the Min- 
iftrey of the f d Congregation as it was the last year. 

Voted. That there be a Contrebution on the first Thanksgiving 
day for to Repaire the old meeting houfe in faid Town, And we 
do defire our Reverend Pasture M r Henry Gibbs to give sesonable 
notice of it to the s d Congregation. 

[33] • 

Watertown May 24 th 1715 Rec d of M r Robert Goddard Collec- 
to r for the Easterly P r cinct in Watertown & by his Order, in full 
for my Salery for the year beginning Octob r 6 th 1713 to Octob r the, 
6. 1714. Rec d P r me 

Henry Gibbs. 

Rec d alfo on the day of the Date above written of the p r son 
aboves d in full for two months salery, beginning the fixt of Oc- 
tob r 1 7 14. Rec d P r me 

Henry Gibbs. 

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Congregation in 
Watertown orderly warned and meet, the lift of October, 1 7 1 5 . 

Voted and Chosen for a committe to warn meetings when their 
may be occation Deacon Barsham, Deacon Bond and M r Nathan- 
iel Bright, Chofen for Clarke for fd congregation Munings Sawin, 
Chofen Sexton Tho : Coolidge. 

Voted that the monthly Contrebution be ftill continued on the 
Sabbath Day. 

Voted that we will have a Contrebution the next Thanksgiving 
Day for the Repairing y e meeting houfe, and to be laid out by the 
former Committe. 

[34] 

At a meeting of the Easterly Congregation in Watertown Or- 
derly warned & met together the iS th day of July 1 7 1 5. 

Voted & Chofen for Moderator Maj r Jonas Bond. 

Voted that we will Chofe A comitte to Reprelent this Congre- 
gation, To wait on the Gen 11 Court at their next fefsions, and to 
lay before sd. Court how thire Orders & acts w tb respect to the 
fupport of the miniftrey in Watertown are Slighted & contemned 
by the other Congregation. And the greater part of thofe wh3 



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are Chofen Town officers, whereby the Miniftrey do fail of their 
Just dues: And alfo to Addreff the faid Gen 11 Court that in Cafe 
their cant be a dutifull complyance with the orders of Court and 
vote of the Town alredy made, That thire be a line of Divifion 
made & settled between us under fuch A Regulation as will tend 
most for peace and comfort for the futer. 

Chofen for said Ccmitte for the ends afores d Maj r Jonas Bond, 
Richard Coollid^, Samuel Livermore, Samuel Thatcher, William 
Shattuck, Nat 11 Bright, Nathan Fiske, Josiah Goddard John Cool- 
lidg, Robart Goddard, and Henry Spring. 

[35] 

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Congregation in 
Watertown Orderly warned and met together September the, 4, tb 
1 7 1 6. Robert Goddard was Chofen Moderator. 

1 Voted that we will Chofe A Committe to treat with fom man 
or men to be a conftant & certaine help for the upholding of 
Preaching among us while M r Gibbs's Bodily elness Remaines 
upon him, or for fuch time as they can agree for. 

2 Voted, and Chofen for the comitte fore the ends afores d the 
Deacons of the Church. 

3. Voted, That we will have a free Contrebution on the third 
Sabbath of this P r sent month for to help defray the charge of such 
as shall be procured to cary on Preaching among us 

4 Voted that we do adjorn this meeting to the last monday 
of September Currant, at fower of the Clock in the after noone, 
at this Place, to met againe to hear the Report of the comitte and 
confider what is further to be don. 

The above written votes wer past at faid meeting as attest 

Robert Goddard. 

At a meeting of the Easterly Congregation in Watertown orderly 
warned & meet the 3 d of October, 17 16. Maj r Jonas Bond was 
Chofen moderator. 

Voted, and Chofen for a comitte Maj r Jonas Bond, Deacon Wil- 
liam Bond & M r Nat 11 Bright, voted & chofen for Clerke Mun- 
nings Saw in, Chofen for Sexton Thomas Coollidg and to be pd. 
by two Contrebutions as hath been formerly. 

Voted that the monthly Contrebution for the Miniftrey be still 
continued on y e Sabbath days. 

Voted that fuch as will be pleafed to carry wood to M r Gibbs, 
do it on the first Wednesday of November next enfuing. 

Voted, That we do defire Ebenezer Stone to take caer & pro- 
vide fastnings for the meeting-houfe windows, and to be paid his 
Reafonable cost out of the Contribution in Banke. 

Voted, that we do defire y e aboves d Comitte to make inquiry 
into fom demand made by Joseph Grant, for mending fome glace 
for the meeting-houfe, and to make Report to the next meeting of 
what they find due. 



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[36] 

At a meeting of the Easterly Congregation in Watertown Or- 
derly warned and meet the 2 d of Octob r 1 71 7. M r Nat u Bright 
was Chofen Moderator. 

Voted, and Chofen for a Committe, Maj r Jonas Bond, Deacon 
William Bond & M r Nat" Bright. 

Voted. And Chofen for Clerk Munnings Sawin, Chofen for 
fexton Thomas Coollidg, and to be paid by two Contrebutions, to 
be on the last Sabbath in Aprill next, and the last Sabbath in 
September next enfuing. 

Voted That the monthly Contrebution be Continued for the 
Miniftrey on the first Sabbath of every month during this year 
enfuing. 

Voted. That we do defire Deacon William Bond & M r Nat n 
Bright to Invite Deacon Nathan Fiske & Deacon John Coollidg to 
sitt in the Deacons Pue. 

And this meeting was Difolved by the Moderat r , orderly. 

At a meeting of the Easterly Societie or Congregation in Water- 
town Orderly warned & meet the fecond Day of June, 171S. 
Voted and Chofen for Moderat r M r Nathanael Bright. 

Voted And Chofen for A committe to take care to mend the 
Platform of the old meeting-houfe in fd. Town, Deacon Fiske and 
Deacon John Collidg, to procure & Provide materials and work 
men to do faid worke fensonably as foone as may be, and to bring 
in a true account to the next meeting of s d societie, and to be paid 
their Just Cost out of the money gathered for the end afores d 

At a meeting of the East Congregation in Watertown Orderly 
warned and meet the 14 th of Aprill, 1 7 19. M r Nat 11 Bright, was 
Chofen Moderator. 

1 Voted, that we do lay down the monthly Contrebution for 
this prefant year. 

2 Voted, that we do defire the felect-men would order the 
payment to the Rate for the Miniftrey to be p d Quarterly. 

3 Voted, that we will have a free Contrebution Quarterly, or 
a fubfcription for to provide help to carry on the worke of the 
amongst us, which sd. Precinct shall Choofe. 

4. Voted, that we will have a free contrebution for the end 
afores d and to begine the first Sabbath day in may next enfuing, 
and to be the Contrebutions for this p r esent year & to be quarterly. 

5 Voted, that we will mend the fence of the Pasture Purchafed 
for y e Miniftrey of the east Congregation, 

6 Voted, That we defire M r Joseph Coollidge to do the work 
about said Pasture and provide what fenceing ftufe is wanting, 
and the Proprietors of s d Pasture to fe him paid for his cost & 
charges. 

Said meeting is by a vote adjorn d to the 29 th , of this Instant 
Aprill to five o'clock in the afternoon at the above fd houfe. 

At a meeting of the easterly Congregation by adjornment in 
Watertown the Twenty ninth day of Aprill one thoufand feven 
hundred and nineteen. 



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[37] 

Watertown may 4 th 17 19 At a meeting of the east Congrega- 
tion In faid Town, Orderly warned & meet. 

Voted. That whereas one Article propofed in the warning of 
the Town meeting, at the Newe meetinghoufe on this day att three 
of the Clock in the afternoone, is, to fee what the Town will do 
in anfwer to an Addrefs made by fundrey Inhabitants, as to the 
Towns coming together in one Congregation in fome convenient 
time & place. 

Wee chofe appoint & defire Maj r Jonas Bond, Nathanael Bright, 
William Shattuck, Deacon William Bond, Deacon Nathan Fiske, 
L l Richard Coollidg, Josiah Goddard, Jonathan Stone & Jofeph 
Mafon, to be a Committee to reprefent us of the east end Congre- 
gation att said Town meeting & in our name to enter a defent or 
Protest against the Towns Voting in fd affaire as not being the 
proper bulinefs of our Town Meetings and to declare y* we es- 
teem it repugnant to the act of settlement made & established by 
the great & Generall Court of this Province in the year, 1712. 
Relating to the Maintenace of y e Miniftry in the two Congrega- 
tions of this Town, By virtue of which act, no major Vote of the 
Inhabitants can determine any thing obligatory in this matter, and 
withall to, Declare in our name, that if the other Congregation 
will pleas to Choofe & appoint a Committee to meet the aboves d 
P r sons whome we have Chofen & appointed to Reprefent our felves 
at any Convenient time & place, freely & calmly to Confult under 
o r p r sent Circumstances, about y e things that may promote y e 
Peace of the Town & the Interest of Religion Among us, which 
fo much depends upon a well grounded peace, we Redely Con- 
fent thereto, and heartily wish fuch a conference may be under 
Divine direction and obtaine a good Iffue. And that the Major 
part of the above named persons be rekoned a full committee for 
the EastCongregation for y e ends above mentioned, and alfo upon 
any other occation of treating about fd. affaire & what shall be 
Confulted or proposed by sd. Committee to be laid before the east- 
erly Congregation. 

Jonas Bond 
Nathaniel Bright 
Willam Shattuck 
William Bond 
Nathan Fiske 
Richard Coollidge 
Josiah Goddard 
Jonethan Stone 
Joseph Mafon 

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Congregation 
in Watertown Orderly warned and meet the, 7 th of October, 1719. 
Maj r Bond was Choofen Moderator. 

1 Voted, and Chofen for A comittee, Maj r Jonas Bond., Dea- 
con William Bond & M r Nat u Bright. 



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2 Voted, and chofen Clark for sd. Congregation Munnings 
Sawin. 

3 Voted, and Chofen for fexton Tho : Coollidg and to be p d by 
two Contrebutions as formerly, 

4 Voted, that we will have a free Contrebution on the next 
Thankgiving day to be Improved for the Repairing the Personage. 

5 Voted, that we will have a Contrebution Quarterly on the 
Sabbath days for M r Gibbs as was the last year. 

6 Voted, that on the fecond Tuisday of November next we ap- 
point to Cart wood to M r Gibbs and to be gratis. 

[38] 

At a meeting of the Easterly Congregation in Waterfown Or- 
derly warned and meet the 5 th of October, 1720. Maj r Jonas Bond 
was Chofen Modera tr for fd meeting. 

1 Voted, and Chofen for a Committee Maj r Jonas Bond esq r 
M r Nat u Bright and Deacon William Bond. 2 Chofen for Clerk 
Munnings Sawin. 3 Chofen fexton Tho : Coollidge and to be paid 
by two Contrebutions for his fervice as formerly. 

4 Voted, that their shall be a free Contrebution once A Quar- 
ter this P r sent year, Towards the Defraying the -Charges in carry- 
ing on Preaching under M r Gibbs prefent Bodily illness; 

5 Voted, That the fecond Tuisday of November next be appointed 
for carrying of Wood to the Rev d M r Gibbs for fuch as are free & 
willing fo to do, and the w r ood that shall be fo carried to be free 
& gratis & not accounted any part of the fallary. 

6 Voted, That on the third Sabbath in this P r sent month their 
be a free Contrebution for the Railing of money to defray the 
Charge of fome neffefsary Repairs of the Minifterial place. 

7 Voted, and Chofen for a committee to take care and fee the 
worke done Serj^Josiah Goddard Ebenezer Stone and William 
Bond Jn r and to give an Account of the Charge to the Congrega- 
tion when the worke is done. 

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Congregation 
in Watertown Orderly warned and meet the 14 th of Octob r 1720. 
Voted & Chofen M r Nathanael Bright for Moderator. 

Voted That we do Ajorne the aboves' 1 meeting to the, 2i ?t day 
of this Instant October to three of the Clock in the afternoon, at 
Old meeting-houfe in fd. Town. 

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Congregation in 
Watertown by Adjornment the 21 st of October, 1720. M r Nat 11 
Bright was Chofen Moderator. 

1 Voted, that we will Chofe A committee to Addrefs the Gen 11 
Court for a fetled line or Boundary for each Precinct or Congre- 
gation in Watertown. 

2 Voted, and Chofen A Comittee for the end afores' 1 Maj r Jonas 
Bond Esq r M r Nath 11 Bright, Lieu l Ric : Coollidg, Deacon Nathan 
Fiske, M r Jon th Stone, Dea : Jn° Coollidg, M r Joseph Mafon and 
M r joseph Coollidge. 

3 Voted, that they be a Comittee in our names & behalfe to ad- 
drefs f' 1 Court, that a Divifional line may be established, whereby 



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the Rattable estate of the Town may be equally parted between 
the two Congregations in the Town, The Town having acted in 
the Tame affaire Jan : 13 th 171S/9. That fo each Congregation 
mav he enabled comfortably to proceed in granting and Railing 
money for their Respective Incidental Charges. The Salery for 
the Miniltrey to be Stil leveyed on y e whole Town, and equally 
divided according to the Order of the Great & Gen 11 Court bear- 
ing Date November the 4. 171 2. 

4 Voted, That we leave it with fd Comittee to Advife & confider 
what methods they may think best for Obtaining the ends afores d . 

To Munnings Sawin Clerk of the Easterly Congregation in 
Watertown, Whereas Sundrey of the Inhabitants of s d Congrega- 
tion have made known to us the fubfcribers who are the Commit- 
tee to call meetings, That they delire ther might be A meeting 
warned for sd. Congregation to fee what methods are best to be 
taken to obtaine A setteled Precinct line between the Two Congre- 
gations in fd. Town. 

These are therefore to delire you to Post up a warning for a 
Precinct or Congregation in y e words following. 

Viz*. The Inhabitants belonging to the Easterly Congregation 
are Desired to give a meeting at the Old meeting-houfe in fd 
Town on the fourteenth dav of October Currant at three of the 
Clock in the after noon, to Confider, advife & act on fuch methods 
as may be thought Proper to obtaine a fettled Precinct line be- 
tween the Two Congregations in fd. Town, That each Congrega- 
tion may be better enabled to Raife money for Repaires, or other 
wile for their good & benefit, alfo to Raife money if need be for 
y e ends aforefd. By order of the Committee. 

Jonas Bond. 
Nat u Bright 
Will m Bond. 

[39] 

To Munnings Sawin Clerk of the Easterly Congregation in 
Watertown. You are hereby Ordered to post up an order on the 
next Sabbath day. viz* in the words following. 

The Inhabitants of the Easterly Congregation in Watertown are 
hereby Ordered to meet at the old meeting houfe in fd Town, on 
the first Wednesday of October next, at three of the Clock in the 
afternoon, To Chofe A committee, A clerk, and a fexton, and 
fuch other Bifnes as faid Congregation may then fee caufe to do. 
Watertown September. 30 th 1721. 

Jonas Bond \ 
Nat 11 Bright > Comittee. 
William Bond j 

Perfuant to faid Order, I have Posted up the aboves d Order ac- 
cording to the time, place and Bifnes therein mentioned. 

Munnings Sawin Clerk of sd Congregation. 



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At a meeting of the Easterly Congregation in Watertown, Or- 
derly warned and meet the 4 th of October, 1721. Coll u Jonas 
Bond esq r was Chofen Moderator for sd. meeting. 

1 Voted, and Chofen for A committee, Jonas Bond esq r M r 
Nat 11 Bright and Dea : Will m Bond. 

2 Voted and Chofen for Clerk Munnings Sawin, voted and 
Chofen for fexton Tho : Coollidge, and for his fervice to have two 
Contrebutions. 

4 Voted, that we will have four Contrebutions Quarterly this 
enfuing year towards y e defraying the Charges of preaching in 
the aboves d Congregation. 

5 Voted, and agreed that all fuch that are of a willing mind 
to Carry wood gratis to our Rever d pastor, M r Gibbs on the last 
Tuisday of November next do then attend faid work. 

At a meeting of y e Eaft Congregation in Watertown October 
the 13 1722 

By Adjurnment from the third of f d Octob r which meeting was 
upon a defire to choofe and Incourage some perfon to take care 
of the Old meeting houfe as a fexton and to Defire and Appoint 
Some meet perfon to Officiate as a Clerk and to know the minds 
of y e Congregation as to Continue a quarterly Contribution &c 

1 Thomas Coollidge was defired to take the care of the Meet- 
ing houfe, and that he should be rewarded by having two Contri- 
butions in the year, at Each half years end. 

2 It was Agreed their S ld be four Contributions free this year 
to be Improved so far as that will go towards the paying of Such 
as do preach among us under M r Gibbs Confinement. 

3 It was Agreed that the first tufday in Novemb r next S ld be 
the day for cuting & Carting of wood for M r Gibbs, for Such as 
See caufe So to do, and to be free and not to be Accounted any 
part of his Sallery. 

4 The form 1 " Committe are defired Still to Continue to call y e 
Congregation togeth r when their is Occation for it. 

5 Joseph Mafon is defired to be An Afsiftant to our prefent 
Clerk und r his prefent illnefs and Indifpofition and to put on or 
take of the Precinct book as there may be need. 

Hear Ends Congregational Affairs. 

[40] Blank. 
[41-43] 

[Here follow the accounts of the assessors and the treasurer 
for the Easterly Precinct Affairs between the dates of March 14, 
1733/4 and March 5, 1742/3. The Collector and Treasurer debit 
and credit accounts from 1734 to Feb. 28, 1742, having occupied 
the double pages 1 and 2 at the beginning of the book, preceding 
the general congregation affairs. — Eds.] 



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[44] 



After the Town Was Divided and Precinct 
affairs ceased 

Then the Town Voted this Book to be Improved 
g y e Treafurer in the Town Concerns 

AND ACCORDINGLY 
The Town Concerns begins Page 45 
Which is over Leafe 



[45 to 81] 

[Here follow the accounts of the Treasurer of the Town Con- 
cerns between the dates of March 13, 1737/8, and June 18, 1792. 
At the reversed end of this book Precinct Affairs are continued. 
—Eds.] 



[Precinct Affairs.] 



[i] 

Midd* fs : To M r Samuel Peirce Conftable of the moft Eaft- 
erly Precinct in Watertowne, Greeting. 

Application being this day made to me the Subscriber One of 
his Majefties Juftices of the Peace within and for the f d County of 
Midd x By Jonas Bond Efq r and Ten other free holders and inhabi- 
tants within the Eafterly Precinct in said Watertowne, Seting forth 
that there is great need of A Precinct meeting to be Called, (i) 
for to Choose A Clerk, Committe and all other Precinct Officers 
(2) to take Care for the Carrying on of Preaching in s d Precinct, 
and to Come in to Some proper Method to proceed toward a full 
Settlement of the Gofpel Miniftrey in s d Precinct (3) to agree how 
to raife Precinct meetings for the future. 

Thefe are therefore In his Maje 8 Name to Will and require you 
the aboves d Contables forthwith to Warne and give Notice to all the 
free holders and other Inhabitants Liveing within the bounds of the 
s d Eafterly Precinct at last Setled by Order of the Generall Court, 
Who are qnallifyed according to Law to Vote in the affaires of s d 
Precinct to meet at the Old Meeting houfe in s d Precinct on Monday 
the Twenty third day of December Currant at Ten of the Clock in 
the forenoon : first after the Choice of A Moderator. To Choofe A 
Precinct Clerk, Com tee and all other Precinct Officers (2) To take 
Care for the Carrying on of Preaching in s d Precinct, and to Come 
into Some proper Methods, to proceed toward, a full Settlement 
of the Gofpel Miniftrey in s d Precinct (3) to Agree how to raife 
Precinct Meetings for the future, 

And make Returne of your doings hereon Unto Jonas Bond Efq r 
one of the Principle Inhabitants of s d Precinct at or before the 
Time prefixed for sd : meeting (for which this shall be your Suf- 
ficient Warrant) hereof you may not faile at your perrill &c. 

Given Under my hand and Seale at Wefton the Ninth day of 
December In the Tenth yeare of his Maje 8 Reigne Anno- Domini 
1723. Fra : Fullam justice of Peace. 



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[2] 

At a Gen 11 Meeting of the free holders, and other Inhabitants of 
the Eafterly Precinct in Watertowne Regularly Warned (By Vir- 
tue of a Warrant from Francis Fullam Efq r one of his Maje 3 Jus- 
tices of the Peace for the County of Midd x ) And Afsembled for 
the Choice of A Precinct Clerk and other Precinct officers and 
Such bufnefTas the Warrant Refered to 

( 1 ) Put to Vote and Chose Jonas Bond Efq r Moderator for s d 
Meeting. 

(2) Put to Vote and Chose Dea : Jn° Coollidg Precinct Clerk. 

(3) Put to Vote whether the Precinct will have five men to be 
A Com tee to manage the Prudentials of this Precinct and the Vote 
past in the affirmative. 

(4) Put to Vote and Chose Jonas Bond Efqr : M r Nathanael 
Bright Cap fc Abra m Browne M r Jn° Sterns & M r Henry Spring to 
be a Com tee for the ends above sd : 

(5) Put to Vote & Choose Cor* Henry Bright, M r Natha 1 Har- 
ris and M r Jos : Coollidg for Afsefsors. 

(6) Put to Vote and Chose for Collector M r Jona th Stone 

(7) Put to Vote and Chofe for a Receiver for the Precinct Dea : 
Nathan Fifke 

(8) Put to Vote and Chose for A Com tee to take Care the Pul- 
pit be Supplyed for the prefent till the Precinct Can Come into a 
Settlement Dea : W m Bond Dea : Nathan Fifke and Dea : Jn° 
Coollidg 

(9) Put to Vote whether the Precinct are Willing and agreed 
that the Method for the railing of Precinct Meeting for the future 
shall be, by the Com tee or the Precinct Clerk in their Names Sign- 
ing an Order directing it to the Conftable within s d Precinct to 
warne the Inhabitants to meet at place and Time appointed in 
Such Order and the Vote pafed in the Affirmative. 

Mid x fs : Watertowne Janeuary 13 th 1723/4 

To Deacon John Coollidg Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertowne you are hereby ordered to give out an order in the 
Name of the Com tee of s d Precinct directed to the Conftable dwel- 
ling within the bounds of sd : Precinct to be in the forme and for 
the ends following, 

Midd x fs 

To Sam 11 Peirce Conftable of Watertowne Greeting, you are 
hereby Ordered and required to Warne all the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants dwelling within the bounds aud limits of the 
Eafterly Precinct of s d Towne to meet at the Old Meeting house 
in s d Towne on the first Munday of Febrewary next Comeing at 
one of the Clock in the after noone of s d day for the ends follow- 
ing. 

1 That the Precinct may be informed of the Nomination the 
Church hath made at their meeting on the Tenth day of Janeuary 
Currant in Order to the Setling of A gofpel Minifter among us in 
s d Precinct. 



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2 That then the Precinct may proceed to the Choice & Selec- 
tion of one out of the afores d Nomination the Church hath made to 
be Setled in the worke of the Minisftrey that we may Come to 
the injoyment of the Ordenances of Christ among us. 

3 To Agree and determine what Incoragement to give to the 
Gentleman that may be Chosen both as to his Sallery & Settle- 
ment, 

* 4 To Choose A Com^ to treat with the perfon that may be 
Chofen with attefted Coppyes of the Votes that shall be made, 
hereof faile not and make returne of this order with your doings 
there in unto Some one of the Com tee or Clerk before the time of 
s d meeting by Order of the Com tee Dated this 13 th day of Jane- 
uary Anno Domini 1723/4. Jn° Coollidg Cler : 

In obedience to this order I have Warned the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants to meet at time & place within mentioned ac- 
cording to the Tenoure of s d Order. Jan u 15 : 1723. 

Sam 11 Pierce, Conftable 
for Watertowne. 

[3] 

Febrewary the 3 d 1723/4 At a Meeting of the Eafterly Pre- 
cinct in Watertowne being Orderly Warned and Mett 

Voted 1 And Coronell Jonas Bond was Chosen Moderator of 
s d Meeting. 

Voted 2 And M r Seth Storrer was Chosen to be the gospel 
Minifter for s d Precinct Chosen by 56 Votes 

Voted 3 To add 16 : £ : tot he 84 :£ : Ordered by the Gen 11 
Court for the Support of the Minifter in f d Precinct yearly, Which 
makes up Said : 8^£ : 100 :£ which Sum of one Hundred pounds 
to be M r Seth Storrers yearly Sallery. 

Voted 4 To give M r Seth Storrer one Hundred pounds to- 
wards his Settlement And He wholly to Provide a Settlement for 
himfelf, Or to Procure the Tenement that the Rev ncl M r Henry 
Gibbs last dwelt on and improved. And to Putt the buildings 
and fences in good repaires. And M r Storrer to have the improve- 
ment thereof in Lieu of f 1 100 :£ : Which Services He pleases to 
accept off. 

Voted 5 And Chosen Coro a Jonas Bond, the three Deacons 
and Cap 1 Abraham Browne to be A Committe to Treat with M r 
Storrer in Order to his Acceptance of Said Call. 

Voted 6 The meeting to be Adjorned to the last Munday of 
Febrewary Current at one of the Clock in the after Noon to heare 
the returne of Said Commitee. 

At A Meeting of the Easterly Precinct in Watertowne on the 
last Munday in Febrewary by Adjornment 1723/4 

Voted 1 To Choose A Com tee of five men out of thofe in the 
Precinct who Neither they nor theire Predecefsors were out money 
in building the houseing and appurtenances where the Rev d M r 
John Bailye did live while he Lived in Watertowne. 

Voted 2 And Chosen M r Nath u Harris M r Edward Herington 



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M r John Sternes M r Sam 11 Peirce and M r Ephraim Angier to be 
s (i Com tte to Meet with the Proprietors of s d Houseing and p r mesis 
in Order to Project Some way that Said Tenement may become 
the Precincts and to make report to f d Precinct of theire doings 
thereon at theire next meeting by AdjornmenJ 

Voted 3 That this Meeting be Adjoined to the last Munday 
of March at One of the Clock in the afternoon of s d day to have a 
fuller Anfwer from M r Storrer and to heare the report of s d Com tee 

At A fleeting of the Eafterly Precinct in Watertowne by Adjorn- 
ment on ^larch the 30 th 1724 

Voted For A Com lee to gather the money Subfcribed to re- 
paire the Tenement the Rev d M r Henry Gibbs last dwelt on And 
to improve s d money for the ends propofed, M r Nath 1 Harris, M r 
Edward Herington, M r John Sternes, M r Samuell Peirce and M r 
Ephraim Angier. 

Voted That the Com tee that was Chofen to treat with M r Stor- 
rer should waite on him againe to Se if he please to Cancel the 
Provifo in his Anfwer to the Church and Precinct. 

Voted the meeting to be Adjoined to the last Munday of April 
next at 3 a Clock in the after noon of Said day. 

[4=] 

At A Meeting of the East Precinct in Watertowne being Order- 
ly warned & mett March the 30 th 1724. 

Voted 1 Coron 11 Jonas Bond was Chosen Moderator of s d 
Meeting. 

Voted 2 for a Precinct Com tee for the yeare Enfuing Coron 11 
Jonas Bond M r Nat 11 Bright Leu 1 Sam 11 Thacher, M r W m Shat- 
tuck, and Cap* Abraham Browne. 

Voted 3 for a Precinct Clerk John Coollidg. 

Voted 4 for a Treafurer Serg 1 Joseph Coollidg. 

Voted 5 for Afsefsors Corn fc Henry Bright Serg* Joseph Cool- 
lidg & M r Nat u Harris. 

Voted 6 for A Collector M r Jn° Hastings. 

Voted 7 to take downe the uper Gallery in the Old meeting 
House and to improve the Stuft on the New Meeting house at the 
Schoolhouse hill. 

Voted 8 To finifh the inlide of the New meeting House Ex- 
cepting what room may be thought proper to build Pews on and 
to be managed by the prudence of a Com tee now to be Chosen for 
that Purpose, And to be done by the money now to be granted for 
that End. 

Voted 9 for Said Comi tee Coron 11 Jonas Bond, M r Nat 11 Bright, 
Dea: Nathan Fifke M r Jn° Sternes, M r Thomas Larnard, M r 
Jona th Stone, M r Edw : Herington. 

Voted 10 To raise Two Hundred pounds on the Precinct 
towards the finifhing the New Meeting House in s d Precinct. 

Voted 11 That the Afsefsors Shall make the invoice that the 
last Province Tax was made by, The Rule to Afsefs the Pre- 
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from it as to perticular perfons obferveing the rules of Justice and 
Equity. 

Voted 12 That the money granted be Collected and paid in 
unto the s d Precinct Treafurer at or before the last day of July 
next. 

At A Meeting of the Eafterly Precinct in Watertowne on the 
last Munday of Aprill 1724 by Adjornment. 

Voted That M r Storrers Anfwer to the Church and Precinct 
to be recorded in the Precinct Book of Records. 

At a Meeting of the Com tee of the Eaft Precinct in Water- 
towne june 22 nd 1724 

Ordered that the Precinct Clerk do forthwith give an order in 
Writeing to the Conftable of s d Precinct to warne all the free 
holders & other inhabitants dweling within the bounds of s d Pre- 
cinct who are quallifyed to Vote in Towne affairs to meet at the 
Old meeting houfe in s d Precinct on the last Munday of june Cur- 
rant at three of the Clock in the afternoon for the Ends following 
Viz 1 : 

1 To Se whether the Precinct will then agree upon a day for 
the ordination of M r Seth Storer whome they have Called & 
invited to Settle among us, who hath alfo accepted of s d Call 

2 To agree upon a way & method to raife money for the de- 
fraying the Charge and Expence for the Entertaining y e Rev lld 
Elders, & Messengers y l may be sent to to Carry on y e work. 

3 To Choose & impower A Com tee to take Care and provide a 
Suitable place to Entertaine the Elders & Mefsengers &c and all 
Suitable Entertainment for them, to be accountable to the Pre- 
cinct when Called thereto what money they have Rec d & how 
they have improved the Same 

Jonas Bond 

Nathanael Bright j Com tee 
William Shattuck } for s d 
Sam 11 Thacher j Precinct 
Abraham Browne J 

[5] 

To the Church and Congregation in the Eaftern Precinct in 
Watertowne. 

Gentlemen, 

I Thankfully acknowledge the refpect you have Manifested to 
me in makeing Choice of, and inviting me to Settle with you in 
the work of the Sacred Ministrey. 

I have taken the Same into moft Serious Conlideration have 
afked the Councill of heaven, and taken the advice of the moft 
Suitable perfons to Consult with on reference to Such an Affaire, 
who do advise me to Settle with you in this great and weighty 
work of the Miniftery. And I find myself Inclined thereunto in 
having a profpect in being inftrumentall of promoteing the glory 
of God, the intereft of Religion and the good of Souls among 
you. 



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I do therefore manefest my acceptance of the said Call upon 
thofe Conditions proposed Viz 1 That together with my yearly 
Sallery I Should have the Use of the House and improvement 
of the Land which were lately in the Pofsefsion of the Rev' 1 M r 
Henry Gibbs, as is Specified in your Vote, Hoping that if my 
Circumftances Should hereafter Call for more then they do at 
present in order to my Comfortable maintainance and Support in 
the Sacret Office you will Provide Suitable for me. 

I Begg you prayers for me that God who is the Lord of the 
Harvest would make me a painfull faithfull and Sucefsfull La- 
bourer in his Vineyard and that after I have preached to others I 
myself may not be a Castaway. I Commend you all to the divine 
Care and Conduct intreating that the God of Peace and Love 
would preferve Unity among you and add Continually to your 
Number and graces, And that ye may stand perfect and Com- 
pleat in all the Will of God, And that he would give you an 
inheritance among them that are Sanctified throu faith in Chrift 
Jesus. So prayes in all Humble maner 

Gentle" your Affectionate friend 

and Humble fervant Seth Storer. 
Cambridge March 27 th 1724 

Midd x fs : 

To M r Nat 11 Bright Conftable of Watertowne 

S 1 Thefe are to will & require you forthwith to warne all the 
freeholders and other Inhabitants dwelling within the bounds of 
the Eafterly Precinct of s d Towne who are quallifyed to Vote in 
Towne affaires to meet at the Old Meeting in s d Precinct on the 
last Munday of june Currant at three of the Clock in the after 
Noone for the End following Viz* : 

1 To* See whether the Precinct will then agree upon a day for 
the Ordination of M r Seth Storer whome they have Called and 
invited to Settle among us who hath alfo accepted of s d invita- 
tion 

2 To agree upon a way and method to raife money for the 
defraying the Charge and Expense for Entertaining the Rev nd 
Elders and Mefsengers that may be sent to for the Carrying on 
of Said work 

3 To Choose and impower a Com tee to take Care and provide 
a Suitable place to Entertaine the Elders and Mefsengers &c and 
all Suitable Entertainment for them and to be accountable to s d 
Precinct when Called thereto of what money they have recieved 
and how they have improved the Same, hereof faile not and make 
a true return of this Order and of your doings thereon to Some 
one of s d Com tee or Clerk of said Precinct Six houres at leaft before 
the Time of s d meeting. 

P r Order of s d Com tee 
Jn : Coollidg Cler : 

Watertowne June the 23 rd 1724 



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[6] 

At a meeting of the Eafterly Precinct in Watertowne on the 
last Munday of June 1724. 

1 Coro 11 Jonas Bond was Chosen Moderator of s d Meeting. 

2 Voted to Agree on a day for the Ordination of M r Seth 
Storer. 

3 Voted that the day for the Ordination of M r Seth Storer be 
the 4 th Wednesday of July next. 

4 Voted to Choose two men to travel the Precinct to propose 
to the Inhabitants to Se what they will give towards the Charge 
of the Ordination of M r Storer, And to take downe theire Names 
that will give and theire Sums and they that pay downe to Crofs 
theire Sums And to deliver what they Shall So receive to the fol- 
lowing Com tee Mentioned underneath. 

5 Thomas Bond and Ephraim Cutter jun r Chosen for s d two 
men. 

6 Voted to Choose a Com tee to provide a place and Entertain- 
ment for said Affaire out of s d money 

7 Chosen for S d Com tte Jn° Coollidg Serg fc Jenifon M r Spring 
Serg* Stone M r Sternes Serg* Coollidg and M r Harris 

8 Voted that S d Com tee to give accompt to S d Precinct of what 
money they receive and what they Expend when Called thereto 

To M r Jn° Coollidg Clerk for the Easterly Precinct in Water- 
towne 
S r 

You are hereby Ordered forthwith to give an Order to Joseph 
Coollidg Treafurer or Receiver for s d Precinct to pay unto the 
Rev d M r Seth Storrer the Sum of Twenty pounds, And to Leu* 
Richard Coollidg the Sum of five pounds out of the forty Two 
pounds which was ordered by the Select men of s d Towne to be 
paid into S d Treafurer p r Conftable Samuel Peirce out of the 
Towne Rate Commited to him to Collect 

Jonas Bond 

Watertowne Sep r Natha 1 Bright I Precinct 

24: 1724 W m Shattuck f Committe 

Abra d1 Browne J 

At a meeting of the Precincts Com tte Jan y the 5 th 1724/5 
M r Storrer being present it was then Agreed on that the Min- 
isters that had preached after Decemb r the 4 th 1723 and the 
Charge of theire Entertainment Should be paid out of the 8/[£ : 
Sallery for the yeare 1724 the yeare Ending Dec: the 4 th 1724 
and the Residue of S d 84£ to be for M r Storer in full for his 
preaching in s d Precinct untill S d 4 th day of Dec : 1724. 

m 

Midd x fs 

To M r Nathanael Bright Conftable of Watertowne, 
S r Thefe are to Will and require you forthwith to warne all 
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Precinct in s' 1 Towne who are quallifyed to Vote in Towne Affaires 
to Meet at the New Meeting house in s cl Precinct on Munday the 
Eleventh day of Janewary Current at one of the Clock in the after 
noon of s (1 day for the Ends following 

(1) To Know the Precincts minde when they will meet at the 
New Meeting hous in s d Precinct and make it the place of Pub- 
blick Worship for y° future 

(2) To Know the Precincts Minde how they would have the 
Old meeting house disposed of or Improved or any part of it. 

(3) To Receive an Accompt from the Com tee how they have 
improved the money already granted towards the finifhing of the 
New Meeting house 

(4) To See whether the Precinct will then grant money for 
the further finifhing of s d meeting house And the paying the 
W arnings of Precinct meetings: Hereof faile not and make Re- 
turne of this Order with your doings thereon unto Some one of the 
Com tee or Clerk of s d Precinct foure hours at least before the Time 
of s d Meeting Dated the fifth day of Janewary in the Eleventh 
yeare of his Majesties Reigne Anno Domini 1724/5 

#' r Order of ) Jn° Coollidg 
the Com tee { Cler : 

At A Meeting of the Eafterly Precinct in Watertowne on Mun- 
day the Eleventh of Janewarv 1724/5 

(1) A Vote pafsed and Cor 1] Jonas Bond was Chosen Moder- 
ator 

(2) Voted to Meet at the New Meeting House on the first 
Sabbath day of Febrewary next & then to make it the place of 
Publick Worfhip for the future 

(0) Voted to take out of the old meeting House all that may 
be profitably improved in the New Meeting house next after the 
last Sabba'th day in Janewary Currant 

(4) To Raise Two Hundred pounds to pay what they are in- 
debted for the New Meeting house and for the further finifhing 
the Same and Sixteen pounds thereof to be part of M r Storrers 
Sallery and for the paying for the Warning of Precinct Meetings 
and the makeing of Precinct Rates 

(5) Voted that the former Com tee imployed in building the 
New meeting house Should be the Com tee to take out of the Old 
Meeting house and improve it in the New Meeting House what 
they think proper and Needfull, And to improve the Refidue of 
s d grant of 2oo lb in further finifhing of s d house 

[8] 

Watertowne Janewary iS: 1724/5 

To Deacon John Coollidg Clerk of the Eafterly Precinct in 
Watertowne, 

you Are hereby Ordered to deliver to the Afsefsors of s d Pre- 
cinct a Coppy of the grant of the Two Hundred pounds made by 
s d Precinct at theire Meeting on the Eleventh day of Janewary 



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Currant for the Ends therein Mentioned, And direct them to 
Afsefs the Same Spedily the money being now Wanted for the 
defraying 1 of Debts already Contracted And for the further finifhing 
of the New Meeting House, Said Afsefsors are to Committ the 
Rate or Afsefsment when made with a Lawfull Warrant to Col- 
lect the Same unto M r John Hastings the present Collector and to 
Issue and make up his Accompts at or before the first Munday of 
July Next Enfuing 

Jonas Bond \ 
Natha 1 Bright > Com tee 
W m Shattuck ) 



Midd x fs. 

To M r Nathanael Bright Co nf table of Watertown 

S r Thefe are to will & require you forthwith to warn all the 
Freeholders and other Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote in 
precinct Affairs who dwell in the Eafterly precinct to Meet at the 
New Meeting houfe in S d precinct on the Third Monday of March 
Next Enfuing at Two of the Clock in the after Noone to choofe 
precinct officers for the year Currant. Alfo to know the minde 
of y e precinct how they would have y e remaind r of y e old Meeting 
houfe Difpofed of which can not be profitably Improved in y e 
New: hereof fail not but make a true return of this ord r and of 
Your doings thereon to Some one of y e Committee or Clerk of y e 
precinct four houres at Leafc before y e time of S' 1 Meeting 
Watertown Feb r 16 : 1724/5 Per od r of y e Com tee 

John Coollidge Cler. 

At a Meeting of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown on March 
the 15th 1724/5 

1 Chosen for Moderator Col. Jonas Bond. 

2 Voted to Choofe three Men to be a Standing Committe for 
the precinct for the Year. 

3 Voted and Choofe for Said Com tee M r Nathanael Bright, 
Deacon William Bond and Coro 1 Bond. 

4. Voted and Chofen Clerk Joseph Mafon. 

5. Voted and Chofen Treafurer Ser' Joseph Coollidge 

6. Voted and Chofen Afsefsors Cor* Henry Bright Ser' Joseph 
Coollidg & M r Nathanael Harris. 

7. Voted and Chofen Collector M r Thomas Coollidg. 

8. Voted and Chofen Sexton M r Nathanael Sherman. 

9. Voted y* Said Sexton Shall have two Contributions in the 
year for his reward, viz* on the first Sabbath in September Next 
and on the firft Sabbath in March next 

10. Voted to Difpose of v e whole remainder of y e old Meeting 
houfe and the whole Effects "thereof to be improved in the further 
finifhing of y e New Meeting houfe, and if their be any overplufs 
of y e money Afsigned for that Ufe it Shall be in the money 
granted for finifhing Said Meeting houfe. 



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i E. Voted that the Same Comm teri that hath been improved in 
Mannaging the building of y e New Meeting houfe, Shall be the 
Comm Ue to Difpose of the Old Meeting houfe. 

[9] 

To Joseph Mafon Clerk of the Eafterly Precinct in Watertown 
You are hereby ordred forthwith to give an order to M r Joseph 
Coollidge precinct Treafurer To pay to the Reverend M r Seth 
Storer the Sum of Sixteen pounds out of the Two hundred pound 
Rate granted P r Said precinct on the Eleventh Day of January in 
the Year 1724/5 which Sixteen pounds is for the Compleating 
the Sallery According to Contract. 

Watertown Feb r 17 th Jonas Bond ) Precinct 

1725/6. Nathanael Bright j Com tee 

To M r Joseph Coollidge Treafurer of y e East Precinct in 
Watertown 
S r 

You are hereby ordred to pay to the Reverend M r Seth 
Storer the fum of lixteen pounds Out of the Two hundred pound 
Rate granted P r S d Precinct on the Eleventh Day of January in 
the Year 1724/5 which S d, Sixteen pounds is for Compleating his 
Sallery According to Contract. 

P r order of y e Precinct Committe 
Watertown Feb r 21. Joseph Mason Precinct Cler. 

I725/ 6 ' 

Midd* fs. 

To M 1 Jonas Bond Jun r Conftable of Watertown Greeting. 

S r 

You are hereby required forthwith to warne the Freeholders 
and oth r Inhabitants within the Eafterly Precinct in S d Town who 
are Quallifyed to Vote in Precinct Affaires to Meet at the Publick 
Meetinghoufe in S d Precinct on y e fourteenth Day of March Next 
enfuing the Date hereof, at two of the clock in the afternoone of 
S d day, for the ends following. 

First. To choofe a Committee to mannage y e prudentials of S d 
Precinct A Clerk and other precinct Officers which are proper to 
be chofen. 

Secondly. To receive an Ace* from the Committee w ch were 
Imployed in finifhing the Meeting houfe, how far they have dif- 
pofed of the money already granted, P r S d Precinct for that End. 

Thirdly. That the Precinct may then Mannifeft their Mindes 
if they fe caufe how and in what Method they will have the 
Vacant room und r the gallireys in the Meeting houfe to be 
Improved. 

Fourthly. To take effectual care that there be money raifed 
for the Minifters Sallery According to Contract, as alfo for others 
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Fifthly. To take care that the Saxftone may be Incourraged. 
hereof fail not, but make return of this ord r and Your Doings 
thereon to one of the Com tee or Clerk of S d Precinct at Leaft four 
hours before the time for S d Meeting. 

P r ord r of the Committee 

Joseph Mason Cler. 

Watertown Feb r 21. 1725/6. 
[10] 

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Eafterly Precinct in 
Watertown on the 14 th Day of March 1725/6. for the Election 
of Precinct officers, And Such oth r buifnefs as is Set forth in the 
W r arnind of S d Meeting. 

Voted and Choofe for Moderator Jonas Bond Esq r . 

Voted and Choofe for the Standing Comm tee to Mannage the 
prudentials of the precinct this Psent Year. Jonas Bond Esq r 
Dea. Nathan Fiske & Dea John Coollidge. 

Voted and Choofe for Precinct Clerk M r Nathanael Harris. 

Voted and Choofe for Precinct Treafurer (or Receivor) M r 
Joseph Coollidge 

! Joseph Mafon 
M r Nathanael Harris 
M r Henery Bright. 
Voted and Choofe for Collector M r Edward Harrington. 
Voted and Choofe for Saxton M r Nathanael Shermon. 
Voted for the Incourragment & reward of s d Sexton, That there 
Should be Two Contributions in the Year for him, viz* the first 
Contribution to be on the first Sabbath Day in Septemb 1 " and the 
Second to be on the first Sabbath Day in March. 

At s d Meeting the Comm tee Chofen for the finifhing the Meeting 
houfe, Laid their Ace* before the Precinct of how much they had 
Difpofed of the Money Granted P r y e Precinct toward the finifh- 
ing of the Meeting houfe. The Acc c Amounting to the Sum of 
£387=4=9. The s d Acc fc was red to the Precinct. And Put to 
Vote whether the Precinct Do Axcept of Said Acc* 
And the Vote past in the Affirmative. 
Put to Vote whether the Precinct will At this Meeting Manifest 
their Minds how, the Vacancy under the Gallerys shall be Im- 
proved. 

The Vote past in the Negative. 
Put to Vote whether the Precinct are willing to Allow the 
Precinct Afsefsors, for Making precinct Rates Two fhiilings & fix- 
pence P r Day, and they Laying a fair Acc fc before the Precinct 
Comnv the Same be Allow'd. And the Vote paft in y e Affirma- 
tive. 

Put to Vote whether the Precinct are willing to Allow Con- 
ftables three fhiilings A Meeting for Warning precinct Meetings 
The Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether the Precinct are Willing to Allow the Sum 
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Rates Committed to him to Collect. The Vote paft in the 
Attar mitive. 

Put to Vote whether the precinct are Willing (and Do Now 
Grant) the Sum of Twenty five pounds to Pay y e Rev d M r Storer 
According to Contract and the Afsefsors & Conftables and others 
to whom Money May be due from s d Precinct. 

The Vote paft in y e AfTarmative. 
Put to Vote whether the Precinct are Willing to Allow M r 
Dan 11 Haftings Ten Ihillings for ringin the bell from y e I st Sab- 
bath in Feb r to y e 2 d in March, 1724/5. 

And the Vote paft in y e AfTarmitive 

[ii] 

To Nathaniel Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Water- 
town, You Are Hereby Ordered to Deliver to the Afsefsors of Said 
Precinct A Coppy of the Grant of the Twenty five Pounds Granted 
by the Precinct aforefaid Att there Meeting on the Fourteenth 
Day of March Last Past ; For the Ends therein Mentioned and 
Direct them to Afsess the Inhabitance of s d Precinct as the Law 
Directs Spedily and to Commit the Rate or Afsessment to M r 
Edward Harrington the Present Collector for s d Precinct With a 
Lawfull Warrent to Collect the fame and to Issue and Make up 
his Accompts at or Before y e First Monday of Octo br Next Infueing. 

Jonas Bond ) Com tee 

Watertown July y e Nathan Fiske j 

11 th 1726 

To M r Jofeph Coollidge Treafurer of y e East Precinct in Water- 
town 

S r You are Hereby Ordered to Pay to the Reverend M r Seth 
Storer the Sum of Sixteen Pounds out of the Twenty five Pound 
Rate Granted P r S d Precinct on the Fourteenth Day of March 
Last Past which Sum of Sixteen Pounds is for the Compleating 
his Sallary According to Contract. 

Alfo to Pay to Your felf the fum of one Pound Six Shillings 
and three Pence. 

To Corn" Henry Bright the Sum of One Pound Eleven Shil- 
lings and three Pence. 

To Dea Jofeph Mafon the Sum of Five Shillings And to Nath 11 
Harris the Sum of One Pound Eleven Shillings and three Pence 
which Sums Ware Refpectively Allowed for Makeing of Precinct 
Rates. 

To M r John Hastings the Sum of Two Pounds Allowed him 
for Collecting of Precinct Rates Committed to him. To M r Sam- 
uel Pirce 'Six Shillings for Warning Two Precinct meetings in the 
Ye.tr 1723. To M r Nath 11 Bright Nine Shillings for Warning 
Three Precinct Meettings in the Year 1724. To M r Jonas Bond 
Jun r three Shillings for Warning one Precinct Meetting in the 
Year 1725. To M r Daniel Hastings the Sum of Ten Shillings for 
Ringing the Bell. 

P r order of the Precinct Com tee 
Watertown January the Nath 11 Harris Cler. 

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Middlefx fs : 

To M r Thomas Bond Constable of Watertown Greetting. 

S r 

You are hereby Requiered forthwith to Warn the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitance Within the Easterly Precinct in S d Town 
who are Qualified to Vote in Precinct affairs to Meet at the Pub- 
lick Meeting houfe in s d Precinct on Monday the Thirteenth Day 
of March Next Infuing the Date hereof Att Two of the Clock in 
the afterNoon of s d Day for the Ends Following 

Viz First to Choofe a Precinct Committee to manage the Pru- 
dentialls of s d Precinct A Clerk and other Precinct officers Nefsary 
'and Proper to be Chosen. 

I Secondly, that the Precinct May Confider (And if they Pleafe 
•Conclude) How they will have the Vacant Room under the Gal- 
leries in S d Meetinghoufe Improved ; and if it Should be agreed, 
and Concluded, to Build Pews Whether the Pews, Should be 
Built; By Perticular Perfons or by S d Precinct : and if it be there 
Minds S d Precinct Should Buld them as a Precinct, then to Take 
Care and Raife Money for the Same. 

Thirdly to Take EfYectuall Care that there be Money Raifed for 
the Ministers Sallary According to Contract and alfo for others to 
Whome Money May be Due from the Precinct, And Alfo to Raife 
Money for the Further Finishing S d Meetting houfe if there Shall 
be Occation. 

Fourthly to Take Care that the Saxftone may be incoarriged. 
hereof fail Not but Make Return of this order and Your Doings 
thereon to one of the Committee or Clerk of s' 1 Precinct at Least 
Four hours Before the Time for s d Meetting. 

P r order of s d Com mi tee. 
Watertown Feb ry 27 th Nath' 1 Harris Cler. 

1726/7 

[12] 

Att, A Meeting of the Inhabitance of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown. On Monday the 13 th Day of March Anno Dom 
1726/7 for the Election of Precinct Officers And Such Other 
Buifnefs as is Sett Forth in the Warning of Said Meetting. 

Voted, And Chofe for Moderator Col° Jonas Bond Efqr. 

Voted, and Chofe for a Standing Committee to Mannage the 
Prudential Is of fd Precinct For this Prefent Year L* Richard 
Coollidge M r Thomas Straith and Dea Nathan Fisk 

Voted and Chofe for Said Precinct Clerk' Nathaniel Harris 

( M r Nathaniel Bright 

Voted and Chofe for s rt Precinct Afsefsors^ M r Jofeph Holdin 

( M r John Straton 

Voted and Chofe for s d Precinct Treafurer or Receiver M r 
Joseph Coollidge. 

Voted and Chofe For Collector for f d Precinct for this Prefent 
Year M r Daniel Bond. 

Voted and Chofe for Sexstone M r Nathaniel Shearmon. 

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Year for the Reward and Incourrigement of him the S d Sextone 
(Viz) one on the First Sabbath in September and the other on the 
First Sabbath in March. 

Put to Vote Whether it Be the minds of the Precinct at this 
meetting, that the Vacant Room in the Meetting houfe under the 
Gallereis Should Be Improved with Pews ; and that Perticuliar 
Perfons -Should Build them under Such Regulations as the s d 
Precinct Shall agree upon ; or by a Committee Appointed by s d 
Precinct for that Purpofe ; and the Vote Paft in the affirmitive 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct will Now Choofe Five men 
for a Committee to Mannage that affair (Relating to or) Con- 
cerning the Building of Pews under the Gallerries in S d Meetting 
houfe and the Vote Pafsed in the affermitive. 

Voted and Chose Ser 4 Joseph Coollidge, Enf n Jonathan Stone, 
Corn" Henry Bright Ser 1 Ebenezer Stone & Nathaniel Harris for 
A Committee to Mannage that affair concerning the Pews haveing 
Refpect to Such Directions as they Shall hereafter Receive from 
s d Precinct 

Voted that s d Committee Shall have Regard to what Perfons 
have Difbursted & have Bin Rated as to Reall & Personall Eftate 
for the Building of f d meeting houfe ; and to have Regard to 
Perfons of Honnour and UfefallNefs in S d Precinct. 

Voted that Whofoever Shall be admitted to Build Pews and 
they Shall Se Caufe to Difpofe of them or Leave them that the 
Precinct Paying the First Cost of Building the Pews Shall have 
them ; and the Difpofsing of them again. 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct will Now att this Meetting 
Grant the sum of Twentifive Pounds to Pay the Reverend M r 
Storer according to Contract ; and to Pay others to Whom Money 
may Be due from fd. Precinct ; and for the Further Finishing the 
Meeting houfe under the Galleries; and the Vote Pafsed in the 
affermitive. 

Putt to Vote Whether the Precinct will adjorn this meeting to 
the Second Monday of Aprill Next Infuing at two of the Clock 
in the afternoon of s d day to hear w* the Comt ee have done Relat- 
ing to the Pews and then y e Vote Pafsed in the affermitive. 

[13] 

Att A Meeting, of the Inhabitance of the Easterly Precinct, in 
Watertown on Monday the 10 th Day of Apprill, Anno Dom : 
1727 by adjornment. 

Put to Vote Whether the Report the Com tee have Made Con- 
cerning the Building of Pews in the Meettinghoufe, be acceptable 
to the Precinct, and the Vote Past in the Negative. 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct, will Now Choofe a Com tee 
to Draw a List of Forty Perfons, that thay Shall Think most 
Proper; to have Pews and Prefent to the Precinct for them, to 
Choofe Twenty out of, and the Vote Past in the Negative. 

Put to Vote whether the Precinct, will Build Pews, at all, or 
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Middlefex fs. 

To M r Ephraim, Cutter Jun r Conftable of Watertown Greeting.' 

S r You are Hereby Requiered Forthwith to Warn the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitance within s d Precinct in S d Town who 
are Qualified to Vote in Precinct Affairs to Meet At the Pnblick 
Meeting houfe in Said Precinct on Monday the Second Day of 
October Next Infuing the Date hereof at Two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon of S d Day for the Ends Following. 

. Viz : (1) To No the Minds of the Precinct Whether they will 
Agree Upon Purchaiing A More Convenient Place for A Perfon- 
age or Ministeriall Place in s d Precinct. 

(2) To No the Minds of the Precinct if they Should Agree to 
Purchafe a more Convenient Ministeriall Place then whether the 
Precinct will be of the mind to sell the Prefent Ministeriall Place 
or any Part thereof to Pay Sd Purchafe. 

(3) To No if the Precinct Should Agree to Purchafe & Sel as 
aforefd if they will Choofe A Com tee and Impower fd Com tee to 
Mannage the affairs for and in Behalfe of fd Precinct. 

Hereof Fail Not But Make Return of this Order and Your 
Doings thereon to one of the Precinct Com tee or Clerk of s d Pre- 
cinct At Least Four hours Before the Time of fd Meeting. 

P r Order of the Precinct Com tee 
Watertown Sept m the Nath 11 Harris Cler. 

18 th 1727 

At A Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown on Monday the Second Day of October Anno Dom 
1727 

(1) Voted and Chofe for moderator Dea Nathan Fiske. 

(2) Put to Vote whether the Precinct will Purchafe a more 
Convenient Perfonage or Ministeriall Place for Sd Precinct & y e 
Vote Pafsed in the Affermitive. 

(3) Put Vote Whether it Be the minds of the Precinct to Sell 
all the Prefent Ministeriall Place (Excepting the Marfh) to pay 
s d Purchafe and the Vote Pafsed in the affermitive. 

(4) Put to Vote Whether it J3e the Minds of the Precinct to 
Choofe A Committee to Mannage the Affair of Bying and Selling 
as aforefd and the Vote Pafsed in y e affermitive. 

(5) Put to Vote & Chofe for A Com tee Enfign Jonathan Stone, 
M r William Shattuck Serg* Jofeph Coollidge, Dea John Cool- 
lidge, and Quartermaster Thomass Larnard. 

(6) Put to Vote to no the Minds of the Precinct, if they will 
Impower the above sd Com tee to Sel ; all the Prefent Ministeriall 
Place Excepting the marsh, and to Purchafe a more Convenient 
Ministeriall Place for s d Precinct, Provided the Place s d Com tee 
Shall Purchafe Cost not above one Hundred Pounds more then 
they shall Sell the Prefent Ministeriall Place for Excepting the 
marfh, and y e vote Pafsed in the affermitive. 

[14] 

To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown, 
You are Hereby Requiered & Ordered to Deliver to y e Afsefsors 



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of s d Precinct A Coppie of the Twenty-five Pounds ; Granted by 
the Precinct Aforefd At there Meetting On the thirteenth Day of 
March Last Past for the Ends therein Mentioned ; and Direct them 
to Afsess the Inhabitance of S d Precinct as the Law Directs 
Speedily ; & to Commit the Rate or afsefsment, to M r Daniel 
Bond the Prefent Collecton for S d Precinct; With a Lawfull 
Warrant to Collect the Same : & to Issue & Make Up his Accompt 
with m r Jofeph Coollidge Precinct Treafurer or his Successor in 
S (1 Office at or Before the First Day of December Next Infuing. 

Thomas Strait ) Com tee 
Watertown, October * Richard Coollidge ) 

the 14 th 1727. - y 

Middlefx 

To M r Joseph Coollidge Treafurer of the East Precinct in 
Watertown. 

S r You are hereby Ordered to Pay to the Reverend M r Seth 
Storer the Sum of Sixteen Pounds out of the Twentyfive Pounds 
Rate Granted P r S d Precinct on the Thirteenth Day of March 
Anno Dom 1726/7 which is for the Compleating his Sallery 
According to Contract. 

Alfo to Pay to M r Jofhua Grant Jun r the Sum of Four Pounds 
and one Shilling. Allowed to him for Mending the Glace on the 
Meettinghoufe in Sd Precinct. 

Alfo to pay to Mr. Thomas Bond the Sum of Three Shillings 
for Warning one Precinct Meetting in the Year 1726. 

Alfo to Pay to M r Ephraim Cutter Jun r the Sum of Six Shil- 
lings for warning Two Precinct Meeting in the Year 1 7 3 7- 

Alfo to Pay to M r John Straton the Sum of Ten Shillings for 
making A Precinct Ra' 

Alfo to Pay to M r Nathaniel Bright the Sum of Ten Shillings 
for Making a Precinct Rate. 

Order of s d Precinct Comt ee . 
March the 11 th 1727/8 Nath 11 Harris Cler. 

Middlefex fs 

To M r Ephraim Cutter Conftable of Watertown, Greeting. 

S r You are Requiered hereby Forthwith To Warn the Free- 
holders and Other Inhabitance Within the Easterly Precinct in S d 
Town Who Are Quallified to Vote in Precinct Affairs To Meet 
At the Publick Meettinghouse in S d Precinct On Monday the 
Eleventh Day of March Next Infuing the Date hereof At Two 
of the Clock in the Afternoon of Said Day for the Ends Following. 

Viz First. To Choofe A Precinct Committee To Mannage the 
Prudentialls of s d Precinct, A Clerk and other Officers Nefsasery 
& Propper to be Chofen. 

Secondly, to Take Effectuall Care That there be Money Raifed 
for the Ministers Sallary According to Contract and alfo for others 
to Whom Money May Due from the Precinct. 

Thirdly. To hear the Com tees Accompt that was Chofen for 
t the Building & Finishing the Meetinghoufe, on Scoolhous hill, And 



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if it be Needfull to Make Some Additionall Grants of Money for 
ihe Further Finishing of the s d Meettinghoufe. 

Fourthly, to Take Care & Agree with the Sexton that May be 
Chofe for s d Precinct. 

Hereof Fail Not But Make Return of this Order & Your 
Doings thereon to one of the Com tee or Clerk of s d Precinct at 
Least Four hour Before the Time for sd meeting. 

P r Order of s d Precinct Com tee 

Watertown February the 26 th Nath 11 Harris Cler. 

1727/8. 

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[15] 

Att A Meetting of the Freeholders & Other Inhabitance in the 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown, the 11 th Day of March Anno 
Dom 1727/8 for the Election of Precinct Officers & Such Other 
Buifnefs as in Set Forth in the Warning of s d Meetting. 

(1) Voted, and Chofe Deacon Nathan Fisk Moderator. 

(2) Voted, and Chofe for A Standing Com tee to Mannage the 
Prudentialls of s d Precinct for this Prefent Year Dea Jofeph Mafon 
M r Thomas Bond, and Serg* Samuel Janifon. 

(3) Voted, and Chofe for s d Precinct Clerk Nathaniel Harris. 

(4) Voted and Chofe for sd Precinct Treafurer or Reciever 
M r Jofeph Coollidge. 

(k) Voted and Chofe for s d Precinct C^tJ^V^ 

Afceftnr* 1 L R,chard Coolidge. 

Albelsors (Nath 11 Harris. 

(6) Voted and Chofe for Collector for s d Precinct for this 
Prefent Year Jonathan Stone Jun r . 

(7) Voted, and Chofe for Saxton for this Prefent Year M r 
Nath 11 Shearmon. 

(8) Voted, and Granted the sum of Twenty Pounds To Pay 
the Rev d M r Storer According to Contract & to Pay others to 
Whom Money May be due from s d Precinct. 

(9) Voted & Excepted the Committees Accompt ; that was 
Chofen for the Building & Furnishing the Meettinghoufe on 
Scoolhous hill So far as it is Finished. 

(10) Voted & Granted the sum of Ten Pounds Two Shillings 
and Nine Pence to Ballance accompts with s d Committee for 
Building and Finishing s d Meetting houfe Together with the Ar- 
rearages that are in Collector Daniel Bonds Hands, and the arrear- 
ages in Collector John Hastingses Hand (Excepting, Seven Pounds 
Eighteen Shillings and Five Pence w h is not At Prefent Likely 
to be Collected. 

(11) Voted & Granted the Sum of Five Pounds to Whitwash 
Point and Further Finish s d meetting houfe. 

(12) Voted to Pay the Sexton by Two Contrabutions (Viz) 
one on the First Sabath in September Next and the other on the 
First Sabath in March Next. 



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[10] 



To Nathaniel Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Water- 
town. 

You are hereby Ordered Seafonably to Give out an order to 
the Conftables Dwelling Within the Limits of s d Precinct to Warn 
the Free holders And Other Inhabitance Who Are quallified to 
Vote in Precinct Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meettinghoufe in 
s d p r ecinct on the Tenth Day of June Next Infuing the Date 
hereof Att Eight of the Clock in the forenoon of f d Day for the 
Ends Following. 

( 1 ) To hear the Report of the Com tee that Ware Appointed by 
the Precinct to Make Sale of the Minnisterial Place that the Rev d 
M r Gibbs Lived in & alfo to Purchafe a More Convenient Place 
in Lew thereof for to be A Minnisteriall Place. 

(2) To Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether the Reverend 
M r Storers Pofsession of the New Ministerial Place (Lately Bought 
of Dea : Jofeph Coolidge of Cambridge and M r Daniel Hastings 
of Watertown) Dureing the Time of his Being the Precincts Min- 
ister Should be Recorded on the Precincts Records & to be in 
Lew of the Pofsession which he had (by Agreement at his Settle- 
ment) of the Ministerial Place Lately Sold. 

(3) To Know the Mind of the Precinct Whether they Will 
Make A Sutable Convenient Addition to the Ministerial houfe. 

(4) To Know the Mind of the Precinct Whether they Esteem 
the Votes that Past at A Meetting of s d Precinct by Adjornment 
on the Tenth Day of Aprill 1727 Referring to the Pews Ware 
Good and Reguller. 



Watertown May the 27 th 1728. JofEPH MAfoN. j Com tee 

Middlefex fs. To M r Jofeph Harrington Conftable of Water- 
town Greetting. S r You are hereby Requiered forthwith to Warn 
the Free holders & other Inhabitance Within the Easterly Precinct 
in s d Town Who Are Quallified to Vote in Precinct Affairs to 
Meet at the Publick Meetting houfe in s d Precinct on Monday the 
Tenth Day of June Next Infuing the Date hereof Att Eight of the 
Clock in the fore noon of s d Day for the Ends Following. 

(1) To hear the Report of the Committee that Ware Ap- 
ponted by the Precinct to Make Sale of the Ministeriall Place that 
the Rev d M r Gibbs Liv d in and alfo to Purchafe A More Con- 
venient Place in Lew thereof to Be A Ministeriall Place. 

(2) To Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether the Rever d 
M r Storer Pofsestion of the New Ministeriall Place Lately Bought 
of Dea Jofeph Coollidge of Cambridge and M r Daniel Hastings 
of Watertown Dureing the Time of his Being the Precincts Min- 
ister Should be Recorded on the Precincts Records & to be in 
Lew of the Pofsestion which he had by agreement At his Settle- 
ment of the Ministeriall Place Latly Sold. 

(3) To Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether thay will 
Make a Sutable Convenient Adition to the Ministeriall houfe. 




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(4) To Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether they Esteem 
the Votes that Pafsed at a meetting of s d Precint P r adjornment 
on the Tenth Day of Aprill 1727 Refering To the Pews Ware 
Good & Reguliar. 

Hereof Fail Not But Make Return of this order & of Your 
Doings thereon to one of the Comm tee or Clerk of s' 1 Precinct at 
Least Four hours Before the Time for s d Meetting. 

P r Order of the Com tee 

Watertown May y e 30 th 1728. Nath 11 Harris Cler. 

[17] 

Att a Meetting of the Freeholders and Other Inhabitance of the 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown the Tenth Day of June Anno 
Dom 1728. 

(1) Voted & Chofe For a Moderator Dea. Nathan Fisk. 

(2) Voted & Accepted the Report the Com tee Made that Ware 
appointed by the Precinct To Make Sale of the Ministeriall Place 
that the Rev d M r Gibbs Liv d in and alfo to Purchafe A more Con- 
venient One in Lew thereof, the sd Com tee Reported as Follow- 
eth, that thay had Purchafed of Daniel Hastings late of Water- 
tow 11 and of Dea Jofeph Coollidge of Cambridge A Teniment in 
Watertown afore s d Where Daniel Hastings Lately Dwelt Con- 
taining about Twenty one Acres of Land with the Buildings 
thereon, For the Sum of Four Hundred & Fifty Pounds & had 
Recieved a Deed of s d Daniel Hastings of Two third Parts of s d 
Place and a Deed of one third Part of s d Place of Dea Jofeph Cool- 
lidge. 

And, that they had Alfo Sold the Ministeriall Place that the 
Rev d M r Gibbs Liv d in Excepting the Marfh to Doct r Richard 
Checkley of Boston for the Sum of Three hundred & Fifty Pounds 
and had Given him a Deed thereof. 

(3) Voted & Allowed the Com tec the Sum of one Pound Five 
Shillings & Ten Pence for Writings in & about the Purchafingof 
the New Ministeriall Place. 

(4) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct will allow s d Com tee the 
Sum of Seven Shillings and Six Pence for Writings in the Sale 
of the Former Ministeriall Place, Past in y e Negative. 

(5) Voted & allowed M r William Shattuck the Sum of Fif- 
teen Shillings for Putting y e Sale of the Former Ministeriall Place 
into the Publick News Letter Three Times 5 8 Each Time. 

(6) Voted that the Rever d M r Storer Should have the Pofses- 
tion of the New Ministeriall Place Lately Bought of M r Daniell 
Hastings & Dea Jofeph Coollidge Dureing the Time of his Being 
the Precincts Minister in Lew of the Pofsestion which he had of 
the Ministeriall Place Lately Sold which he had by agreement at 
his Settlement. 

(7) Voted that the Precinct Will Make A Sutable Adition to 
the New Ministeriall House. 

(8) Put to Vote Whether it Be the Mind of the Precinct that 
the Addition to the Ministeriall houfe y' was Latly Bought, Should 
be An End (with A Cellar Under it) Twenty four Feet in Lenth 



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and Eighteen feet in Breadth Faceing Easterly well Finished with 
a Chemney at the North End, and alfo to Raise the Leanter End 
to the height of the Rest of the houfe, and the Vote Pafsed in the 
Affermative. 

(9) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Choofe a Com tee 
to Build & Finish s d adition, and the Vote Paft in the Affer- 
mative. 

(10) Voted And Chofe for a Com tee to Mannage the affair of 
Building & Finishing the Adition to the Ministeriall houfe Lately 
Bought L 1 Richard Coollidg Corn" Henry Bright & Serg 1 Jonas 
Bond. 

(11) Voted that it is the Minds of the Precinct that this Com tee 
Acquaint the Proprietors Com tee of the Ocation for Money to 
Make the adition to the Ministeriall houfe. 

(12) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Efteem the Votes that 
Past at a Meetting ofs d Precinct by adjornment on the Tenth Day 
of Aprill 1727 Refering to the Pews ware Good & Regaliar, and 
the Vote Past in the Negative. 

[18] 

To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown. 

You are hereby Ordered to Diliver (or Show) to the afsefsors 
of s d Precinct A Copy of the Grants of Money Made by s d Pre- 
cinct at their Meetting on the Eleventh Day of March Last Past 
for the Ends therein Mentioned And Direct them Speedily to Af- 
sefs the inhabitance of s d Precinct As the Law Directs And to 
Committ the Rate or Afsefsment to M r Jonathan Stone Jun r the 
Prefent Collector for s d Precinct With ALawfull Warrentto Col- 
lect the Same & to Pay in to the Precinct Treafurer L* Jofeph 
Coollidge or to his Succefsor in s d Office So as to Ifue & Make 
up an account of the Whole of s d Afsefsment At or Before the 
Last Day or October Next Insuing y° Date Hereof. 

Samuel Tendon ) -c 1 

rp -L (of the East 

Thomas Bond > -d . , . 
t r tvt r ( Precinct in 

JofEPHMAfON ) Watenown . 

Watertown June the 12 th 1728 

To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the East Precinct in Watertown. 
You are hereby Ordered Forthwith to Give An Order to M r Jo- 
feph Coollidge Treafurer of said Precinct To Pay out of the 
Grants of s d Precinct Made the n tb Day of March Last Past & 
Committed To M r Jonathan Stone Jun r Collector to Collect Viz. 
To the Reverend M r Seth Storer the Sum of Sixteen Pounds which 
is to Compleat his Sallary According to Contract. 

To the Com tee for Building & Finishing the Meetting houfe in 
s d Precinct or their Order the Sum of Ten Pounds Two mil- 
lings & Nine Pence To Ballance s d Com^ Accompts And To s d 
Com tee the Sum of Five Pounds w h was Granted to Whitewash 
Point And further Finish s d Meetting houfe. 

To Conftable Ephraim Cutter the Sum of Three Shillings for 
Warning one Precinct Meetting. 



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To Jofeph Harrington Conftable the Sum of Three Shillings 
for Warning one Precinct Meetting. 

To U Richard Coollidge the Sum of Eight Shillings & Nine 
Pence To M r Nath 11 Bright the Sum of Eight Shillings & Nine 
Pence and To Nath 11 Harris the sum of Eight Shillings & Nine 
Pence it Being for their Making the Last Precinct Rate. 

Thomas Bond ) Precinct 

Watertown January 27 th 1728/9 JofEPH Makdn ) Com tee 

To M r Jofeph Coollidge Treafurer of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown. 

S r You Are Hereby Ordered to Pay to the Reverend M r Seth 
Storer the Sum of Sixteen Pounds ( : out of the Grants of Money 
Granted the II th Day of March Last Past & Commited to M r Jon- 
athan Stone Collector to Collect) which is to Compleat his Sal- 
lary According to Contract. 

To the Committee for Building & Finishing the Meetting houfe 
in s d Precinct the Sum of Ten Pounds Two Shillings and Nine 
Pence to Ballance s d Com tee Accompts :- And to s d Com tee the Sum 
of Five Pounds which was Granted to Whitewash Point and Fur- 
ther Finish s d Meetinghoufe. 

To Conftable Ephra Cutter the Sum of Three Shillings for 
Warning one Precinct Meetting. 

To Constable Jofeph Harrington the Sum of Three Shillings 
for Warning one Precinct Meeting. 

To L* Richard Coollidge the Sum of Eight Shillings and Nine 
Pence To M r Nath u Bright the Sum of Eight Shillings & Nine 
Pence and to Nath u Harris the Sum of Eight Shillings and Nine 
Pence it Being for their makeing the Last Precinct Rate p order 
of s d Precinct Com tee . Nath 11 Harris Clerk. 

[19] 

Watertown Feb : 29 th 1728/9 
To Nathaniel Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Water- 
town. 

You are Hereby Ordered to Write An Order or Warrant & 
Direct it to M r Jofeph Harrington Conftable for s d Towne Who 
dwells Within s d Precinct in the Words Following. 

You are Hereby Ordered & Requiered Forthwith to Warn the 
Freeholders and Other Inhabitants Within the Easterly Precinct 
in Watertown Who Are Quallified According to Law to Vote in 
Precinct Affairs to Meet Att the Publick Meetting houfe in s d 
Precinct On Thursday the 6 th Day of March Next at one of the 
Clock in the Afternoon of s d Day for the Ends Following. 

First, To Choofe Such Precinct Officers as by Law Are Re- 
quiered to be Chofen in the Month of March. 

Secondly to hear the Propofalls of the Com tee (Who ware 
Chofen and Impowered to Erect A New Addition to the Minis- 
terial! houfe) for the makeing the Addition to the Ministeriall 
houfe More Convenient and accoramodateing And to Know the 



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Minds of the Precinct 'Whether th'ey Will Alter the Former 
Scheme they Layed for s d Addition and Come into A New Scheme 
for the Better Accomodateing & Makeing and making the Minis- 
teriall houfe More Convenient. 

Thirdly to hear the Pettition of Sundry of the Inhabitance of 
f d Precinct with Refpect to the Vacant Room Under the Gallaries 
And on Both Sids the Pullpitt in the Mcettinghoufe Above s d & 
to Know the Minds of the Precinct on s d Affair 

Fourthly to Grant Such a Sum of Money as is Sofitient to 
Compleat the Reverend M r Seth Storer Sallary According to 
Contract & to Pay Such Perfons as y e Precinct Are Indebted to. 

You Are Alfo Requiered to Notifie Such Perfons as the Pre- 
cinct Are Indebted to to Bring in An Accompt of their Credit to 
the Precinct Com tee on Thursday the Forth Day of March Next 
at four of the Clock in the Afternoon of Said Day at the houfe 
of M r Thomas Bonds. 

Sam 11 jANifoN 
Thomas Bond 

JofEPH MAfON 

Precinct Comt ee 

Middlefx : fs. 

To M r Jofeph Harrington Constable of Watertown Greeting 
S r You Hereby Requiered forthwith to Warn the Freeholders 
and Other Inhabitance with in the Easterly Precinot in Water- 
town who Are Quallified to Vote in Precinct Affairs to Meet 
at the Publick Meetting houfe in s d Precinct on Thursday 
the Sixth Day of March Next at one of the Clock in the After- 
noon of s (1 Day for the Ends Following (i) to Choofe Such Pre- 
cinct Officers as by Law are Required to be Chofen in the Month 
of March (2) To hear the Propofalls of y e Comm tee (Who Ware 
Chofen & Impowered to Erect a New Addition to the Ministerial! 
house) for the Makeing the Addition to the ministeriall houfe 
more Convenient and Accommodateing and to Know the Minds 
of the Precinct Whether they will Alter the Former Scheme Laid 
for f d Addition and Come into a New Scheme for the Better 
Accommodateing & Makeing the Ministeriall houfe more Con- 
venient (3) To Grant Such a Sum of money as is Sofitient to 
Compleat the Revend M r Seth Storers Sallery according to Con- 
tract and to Pay others that the Precinct are Indebted to : (4) To 
hear the Petition of Sundry of the Inhabitance of s d Precinct With 
Refpect to the Vacant Room under the Gallarys & on Both f d the 
Pulpit in y e meeting houfe aboves d & to Know the mind of the 
Precinct on f d affair. You are alfo Requiered to Notifie Such 
Persons as y e Precinct are Indebted to to Bring in an Accompt of 
their Credits to the Precinct Com tee on Thirsday the Forth of 
march Next at the houfe of M r Thomas Bonds at Four of the 
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[20] 

Hearof Fail Not But Make Return of this Order And Your 
Doings Thereon to one of the Comm tee or Clerk of s d Precinct at 
Least four hours Before the Time of s d Meetting. 

P 1 Order of the Comm tee 
Watertown Feb : the Nath u Harris Clerk. 

19 th 172S/9 

Att A meetting of the Freeholders & Other Inhabitance of the 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown Who ware Quallified to Vote in 
Precinct Affaires on the Sixth Day of March Anno Dom : 1728/9. 

(1) Voted and Chofe for moderator Cornit Henry Bright 

(2) Voted and Chofe for a Standing Com tee to Mannage the 
Prudentialls for S d Precinct for this Prefent Year M r Samuel 
Pirce M r John Stearns & M r Jonas Bond. 

(3) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Clerk Nath 11 Harris. 

(4) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Treafurer or Reciver U 
Joseph Coollidge. 

(5) Voted and Chofe for afsefsors for f ^^^°QoSdard 9 

this Prefent Year ( Henry Bond. 

(6) Voted and Chofe for Collector for this Prefent Year M r 
Thomas Coollidge. 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct will Choofe another Col- 
lector the Vote Pafsed in the Negative. 

(7) Voted and Chofe for Saxton for this Prefent Year M r 
Nath 11 Shearmon. 

(8) Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty Pounds to Pay 
the Rev d M r Storer to Compleat his Sallery according to Con- 
tract : and to Pay Others to Whom money may be Due from s d 
Precinct. 

(9) Voted that the Precinct will Come into the Propofalls of 
the Com tee appointed for the Erecting an addition to the Minis- 
teriall Houfe : the s d Propofalls Being as Followeth, 

Watertown March the 5 th 1728/9 
Viz : That the Frame for the addition to the Ministereall houfe 
be of the Following Dementions (viz) 25 feet in Length & 24 feet 
in Wedth the Posts be 16 Feet in Lenth the Chemney to Stand 
on the West Side of the Building Si to have an entry Way of Seven 
Feet Wide Betwixt the Old Building and the New : for the ac- 
comodating the Stareway into y e Chamber, And Fuj ther it is 
Propofed that the Roof on the Front of the Old Building be Raifed 
So as to Conform to the New Building or addition (which will 
make a Very Hanfom and Commodious Front Both East and 
South, and Further that the Leantor or Kichen that is to be 
Raifed be Raifed to Such a heigth as to Conform to the Other 
Parts of the Building and to accommodate the Chamber Over the 
Kichen that their be Built a Small Chemney in s d Chamber : and 
that the Whole be well Finished in the Moft Prudent Way and 
Manner With all Speed. 



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(10) Putt to Vote Whether the Precinct will act any thing at 
this meetting Relateing to the Improveing the Vacant Room 
Under the Gallerys and on Both fids the Pulpitt in the Meetting- 
houfe in s' 1 Precinct & the Vote Palsed in the Afferrnative. 

[21] 

(i i) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Improve s d Va- 
cant Room With Pews and the Vote Palsed in the Afferrnative. 

(12) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Adjorn this 
Meetting to Friday the 14 th of March Current at Two of the Clock 
in the afternoon of s d Day and the Vote Pasted in the Afferrnative. 

Att A Meetting of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown the 14 th 
of March Anno Dom 1728/9 by adjornment at Two of y e Clock 
in y e afternoon of s (1 day. 

(1) Fut to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Erect & build A 
Pew for the Reverend M r Storer (W'here he Shall Choofe the 
Same) & for his Succefsors in the Ministry and the Vote Pafsed 
in the Affermitive. 

(2) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct as a Precinct Will 
Build Pews in the Remaining Vacancy under the Gallarys & on 
Each Side of the Pulpitt (Convenient Allyes Excepted) and Dif- 
pofe of them as they Shall Think Fitt : the Vote Paft in y e 
Negative. 

(3) Put to Vote Whether it Be the Minds of the Precinct to 
Choofe A Com tee of Five Men to Difpofe of s d Vacant Room 
Under the Callarys & on Each fide of the Pulpitt (Convenient 
Alley Room Excepted as aforefaid) Pews to Perticular Perfons 
they the f d Perfons Building the Same; under fuch Reftrictions 
& Limitations as the Precinct Shall Think Proper the Vote Paled 
in y e afferrnative. 

(4) Put to Vote Whether f d Com tee in the Difpofalls of s d 
Room Shall have Due and Strict Regard to mens Reail & Perfo- 
nall Eftates w h they now Pofsefs in Fee Simple Within the Bounds 
& Limits of s d Precinct the Vote Pafed in y e afferrnative. 

(5) Put to Vote Whether the s d Com tee Shall have A fortnight 
to Difpofe of the s d Room to Perfons tht the Com tee Shall Think 
they Belong to under the afores d Limitations and that if the Per- 
fons to Whom Pews are offered, Shall not See Caufe to Except 
of the Same Within a Week after they are Offered that the Com tee 
Shall Give them to Perfons to Whom they Mextly Belong to and 
the Vote Pafsed in the Afferrnative. 

(6) Put to Vote Whether the Perfons that Shall Except of the 
Refpective Placess Offered them Shall be Obliged to Build their 
Pews Within One Quarter of a Year and Whether if they Shall 
Neglect to Build them Within s d Term the s d Room and the Dif- 
pofall thereof shall Return to the Precinct Again the Vote Pafed 
in the Afferrnative. 

(7) Put to Vote Whether that if Perfons that have Pews Shall 
fel & Dipofe of their Estates in s d Precinct their Pews Shall Re- 
turn to the Precinct the Vote Past in y e Afferrnative. 



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(8) Voted that thofe Perfons that Accept of A Pew & Build 
the Same Shall be Obliged to Set in the Same Perfonally. 

(9) Voted & Chofe Five men to be a Com tee to manage the 
affair of s d Pews (Viz) Quat r Thomas Larned Cor* Henry Bright 
Jonathan Stone Jun r Edward Harrington and Jofeph Holding. 

(10) Voted & Chofe M r Oliver Livermore Collector for y e 
year Infuing in Thomas Coollidgs ftead 

(11) Voted & Granted the fum of Three Pounds to Build y e 
Rev d M r Storers Pew. 

[22] 

To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown 
You are Hereby Ordered to Give Out An Order to the Constable 
Within s d Precinct to Warn the Freeholders and Other Inhabitance 
Within s d Precinct Who Are Quallifled to Vote in Precinct AfTars 
to Meett Att the Publict Meetting houfe in s d Precinct On Monday 
the 14 th of Aprill Current At one of the Clock in the Afternoon 
of f d Day for the Ends Following. 

(Viz) 1 To Hear the Pettitions of Sundry of the Inhabitance 
of s d Precinct Concerning the Vacant Room in the Meetting in 
s d Precinct Under the Gallaries & On Each side of the Pulpitt 
that hath lately Bin Lotted into Pew Lotts ; the Pettitioners Being 
the Perfons to Whom Pew Lotts Ware allotted to. 

(2) For the Precinct to Proceed & Difpofe of the afores d Va- 
cant Room as they Shall Apprehend Will Conduce Most to the 
Peace and Comfort of s d Precinct if they Pleafe. 

John Stearns j 

Watertown Aprill the Sam 11 Pirce > Precinct Com tee 
4 th 1729 Jonas Bond j 

Middfx fs To M r Jofiah Perrey Conftable of Watertown Greet- 
ing. S r You are hereby Requiered Forthwith to Warn the Free- 
holders and Other Inhabitance Within the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown Who are Quallified to Vote in s d Precinct Affairs to 
meet att the Publict Meetting houfe in Said Precinct On Monday 
the 14 th of Aprill Current At one of the Clock in the Afternoon of 
s d Day for the Ends Following (Viz) 

(i st ) For the Precinct to hear the Pettition of Sundry of the 
Inhabitance of s d Precinct Concerning the Vacant Room in the 
Meetting houfe in s d Precinct Under the Gallaries & on Each fide 
of the Pulpitt, that hath Lately Bin Lotted into Pew Lotts the 
Pettititioners Being the Perfons to Whom Pew Lotts Ware Al- 
lotted to. 

(2) For the Precinct to Proceed & Difpofe of the afores d Va- 
cant Room as they Shall apprehend will Conduce most to the 
Comfort & Peace of s d Precinct if they Pleafe. Hearof Fail Not 
But make Return of this Order & Your Doings thereon to one of 
the Com tee or Clerk of s d Precinct At Least Four hours Before the 
Time of s d Meetting. 

W Order of the Com tee 
Watertown Aprill the Nath 11 Harris, Clerk. 

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Watertown Aprill the 14 th 1729. 
Att A metting of the Freeholders & Other Inhabitance within 
the Easterly Precinct in Watertown Who Ware Quallified to Vote 
in Precinct affairs. 

(1) Voted & Chofe for Moderator for s d Meetting Cornitt 
Henry Bright. 

(2) Voted that Whereas Jonathan Stone Jun r Edward Har- 
rington & Oliver Livermore have Bin at Cost and Charge in Lay- 
ing a Platform for Three Pews in the Meetting houfe in s d Precinct 
that if the s d Precinct Should Build Pews thereon as a Precinct 
or that s d Platform Should be Difpofed of to any Other Perfons 
that they shall have Reafonable Pay for What they have Expended 
On s d three Pew Lotts. 

Put to Vote and Voted that the Precinct will adjorn this meet- 
ting to Monday the 2 I st Inftant at one of the Clock in the afternoon 
of s d Day. 

[23] 

At A Meetting of fhe Freeholders & Other Inhabitance of the 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown on the Twentyfirst Day of Aprill 
Anno Dom 1729 by adjornm ent . 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Choofe A Com tee of 
Three or five men to Search the Lists of Rates and Find thofe 
Perfons that have Paid most to y e Building the M'eetting houfe in 
s d Precinct; and that thofe Perfons Shall Draw Pews Succes- 
ively According to w l they have Paid ; Allowing But Two heads 
or Polls to Any (one) Estate. Where it Happens that there 
is more ; and Where the Fathers are Difcafed their Children or 
Nattural heirs to Draw according to What the Fathers have Paid 
or Caufe to Be Paid or their Estates have Paid Since their De- 
ceafe. And the Vote Past in the Affermative. 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Choofe A Com tee of 
Five men to Search the Lists of Rates upon the affair of the Pews 
as afores d and Any three of them Agreeing to be Difcisive and the 
Vote Passed in the Affermative. 

Voted and Chofe For A Com tee to Search the Lists of Rates 
Concerning the Drawing of Pews as afors d Cor 1 Henry Bright 
Dea Jofeph Mason Nath 11 Harris M r Samuel Pirce and L* Jofeph 
Coollidge. 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct are of the Mind that after the 
above Said Com tee have Searhed the Lists of Rates afores d , and 
Found out thofe Persons Who Are the highest in s d Lists Who 
According to the Vote of the Precinct are to Draw the Pew Lotts, 
that if any of s d Perfons Shall not Accept of a Pew Lot that the 
Com tee Shall then Offer them, that then the Lot or Lotts so Re- 
fufed, to be Offered by s d Com tee to the Next Highest Perfons Suc- 
cessively as they Stand in s d yRates ; and that A Plan of the Pew 
Lotts be Drawn by s d Com tee and that Every Perfon that Accepts 
of a Pew Lott Shall fet his Name in the Spot he Shall Choofe and 
that Every Perfon that Accepts of a Pew Lot Shall be Obliged to 
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hereof, or Forfit his Pew Lot to the Hands of the Precinct again 
to be Difpofed of by the aboves d Com tee as if s d Perfons had Re- 
fused ; and that Every Perfon that Accepts of a Pew Lot and 
Builds a Pew Shall be Obliged to fet Perfonally therein, And if 
any Perfon Perfons Shall See Caufe to Difpofe of his or their Pew 
that the Precinct Shall have the Refusall Paying the Prime Cost. 

And that after the Com tee have Compleated the Plan aboves d 
according to the Votes of the Precinct that Said Plan Be Recorded 
in the Precinct Book of Records, as a Finall Settlement of s d Pew 
Lotts ; the Vote Past in the affermative. 

Put to Vote and voted that the Negative Votes that have Pased 
at this Meetting Shall not Be Recorded in the Precinct Book of 
Records. 

[24] 

To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown 
You are hereby Ordered to Give out An order to Joliah Perry 
Constable to .Warn the Freeholders & Other Inhabitance who are 
Quallified to Vote in Precinct Affairs according to Law : to meet 
At the Publict Meetting houfe in s d Precinct on the 5 th Day of May 
Next at Two of the Clock in the afternoon of s d Day for the Ends 
Following, 

(1) For the Precinct to Choofe A Com tee of Five Men & Im- 
power them to go through with the Service Relating to the Difpo- 
fall of the Pew Lotts in the meetting houfe in s d Precinct which 
the Com tee that was Chofen by the Precinct Att their Meetting on 
the 21 st of Aprill Current by adjornment Declined to Perform and 
go through with. 

(2) That Whereas the Precinct at their meetting afores d Voted 
that their Com tee Should Scearch the Lists of Rates for Building 
the Meettinghoufe and that Perfons Should Draw Pews according 
to w* they have Paid : that the Precinct would manifest w* Per- 
ticular Rates they will have their Com tee Scearch for their Rule to 
Act by, that their by they may Prevent Conterary Opinions in 
their Com tee And Whereas by s d Vote the Children ot Deceafed 
Fathers were to Draw Pews According to w* their Fatheirs have 
Paid: that if s d Children Should not agree when a Pew Lot is 
Offered within a week after s d Offer is made then s d Pew Lot to 
Return to the Precinct Again for their Com tee to Difpofe of to one 
of s d Children which they shall Think ought In Justice to have 
the Same. 

(3) For the Precinct to hear M r Jonathan Stone Jun r Accompt 
and M r Edward Harringtons and M r Olliver Livermors for Laying 
the Platform for Three Pews in the meetting houfe and for the 
Precinct to Take Care how they shall be Paid and order the Con- 
stable to Notifie M r Jonathan Stone M r Edward Harrington & M r 
Olliver Livermore to Bring in there accompts to y e Precinct at s d 
Meetting. 

John Stearns | Precinct 
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To M r Joiiah Perry Constable of Watertown Greetting. S r You 
are Hereby Requiered Forthwith to Warn the Freeholders and 
Other Inhabitance of the. Easterly Precinct in Watertown Who 
Are Quallified to Vote in Precinct Affairs to Meett at the Publict 
Meetting houfe in s d Precinct On Monday the 5 th Day of May 
Next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon of s d Day for the Ends 
Following. 

(1) For the Precinct to Chofe a Com fcee of Five Men and Im- 
power them to go through with the Service Relating to the Difpo- 
fall of the Pew Lotts in the meetting houfe in s d Precinct w h the 
Com toe that was Cliofen at the meetting of the Precinct the 21 st 
of Aprill Current by adjornment. Declined to Perform and go 
through with. 

(2) That Whereas the Precinct Voted At their Meetting afore- 
s d that their Com tee Should search the Lists of Rates and thofe 
that stood Highest in s d Lists and had Paid Paid most to the Build- 
ing the meetting houfe should Draw Pews Successively according 
to w l they have Paid, that the Precinct may Mennafest w L Pertic- 
uliar Lists of Rates they would have their Com te Search for their 
Rule to Act by that thereby they may Prevent Conterary Opinions 
in their Com tee and whereas by s d Vote the Children of Deceafed 
Fathers Should Draw Pews According to w* their Fathers have 
Paid that if s d children should not agree within a Weak after they 
have the offer of a Pew Lot and Except of the Same y* s d Pew Lot 
to Return to the Precinct again for their Com tee to Difpofe of it to 
one of s d (Children w h they shall Think ought in Justice to have 
the same. 

(3) for the Precinct to hear M r Jonathan Stone Jun r M r Ed- 
ward Harringtons & M r Oliver Livermors accompt for laying a 
Platform "for three Pew Lotts & to Take Care how they shall be 
Paid for y e fame. You are also to notifie s d Jonathan Stone, Ed- 
ward Harrington & Oliver Livermore to Lay their accompts Before 
the Precinct at s d meetting, hearof fail not But make Return of 
this order and your Doings thereon to one of the Com tee or Clerk 
of s d Precinct at Least four hours Before the Time of s d meetting. 

P order of the Com tee Nath 11 Harris Clerk. 

Watertown Aprill 28 lh , 1729. 

[25] 

Att A Meetting of the Freeholders & other Inhabitance of the 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown May the 5 th anno Dom 1729 Who 
were Quallified to Vote in Precinct affairs. 

(1 ) Voted and Chofe for Moderator M r Thomas Strait. 

(2) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Act upon the 
Warrant by w h this meetting was Warned and the Vote Past in 
the Affermative. 

(3) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct will Act upon the 
First Article in the Warrent of this Meetting and the Vote Past 
in the Affermative. 



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(4) Voted and Chofe for a Com tee to go through w th the Ser- 
vice Relating to the Difpofall of the Pew Lotts in the meetting 
houfe in s d Precinct as Set Forth in the first article in the War- 
rent for s d meetting Deacon Jofeph Mafon Cor* Henry Bright 
Ser* Jonas Bond Serg* John Hastings and Qua tr Master Thomas 
Larnard. 

(5) Put to Vote Whether the aforesd Com tee Shall Search all 
the Lists of Rates that they Can Find for their Rule to Act by 
and the Vote Past in the Negative. 

(6) Put to Vote Whether the Com tee afores d Shall Search the 
List of Rates for Building the Meetting houfe that was Com ted to 
Constable William Shattuck and the Two Lists of Rates Com- 
mitted to Collector John Hastings to Collect: for their Rule to 
Act by and the Vote Past in the afTermative. 

(7) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct will act on that Part of 
the Second Article in s' 1 VVarrent Relating to the Children of 
Deceafed Fathers and the Vote Past in the Negative. 

(8) Put to Vote & Voted that thofe Perfons that May have 
thofe Platforms Allotted to them ; that M r Jonathan Stone Jun r 
M r Edward Harrington and M r Oliver Livermore Laved upon 
three Pew Lotts for three Pews in the meettinghoufe : Shall Pay 
them (viz Jonathan Stone Edward Harrington and Oliver Liver- 
more) Reafonably ; According to the Vote of the Precinct. 

To Nathaniel Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Water- 
town. You are Hereby Ordered to Diliver (or mow) to the 
Afsefsors of s d Precinct A Coppy of the Grants of Money Made 
by s d Precinct At there Meetting on the fixth Day of March Last 
Past for the Ends therein Mentioned & Direct them Speedily to 
Afsefs the Inhabitance of s d Precinct as the Law Directs and to 
Committ the Rate or Afsefsment to M r Oliver Livermore the 
Prefent Collector for s' 1 Precinct With A Lawfull Warrent to Col- 
lect the fame, and to Pay into the Precinct Treafurer L* Jofeph 
Coollidge or his fuccessor in s a Office So as to Ifue and Make up 
An Accompt of the Whole of s d Afsefsment Att or Before the 
Fourth Day of December Next Infuing the Date Hereof 



To Nath u Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown. 
You Are hereby Ordered to Give Out An Order Forthwith to L* 
Jofeph Coollidge Treafurer for s d Precinct to Pay out of the Grants 
of Money Made by s d Precinct the fixth Day of March Last Past 
and Committed to M r Oliver Livermore Collector to Collect. 

To the Reverd M r Seth Storer the Sum of Sixteen Pounds to 
Compleat his Sallary According to Contract. 

To M r Jofeph Holding M r Ebenezer Goddard & M r Henry 
Bond One Pound Six Shillings And Three Pence (viz) the Sum 




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of Eight Shillings and Nine Pence Each of them for Makeing one 
Precinct Rate. 

To M r Jofeph Harrington for Warning one Precinct Meetting 
three Shillings. 

To M r Jofiah Perry the Sum of Six Shillings for Warning Two 
Precinct Meettings. 

To M r Edward Harrington the Sum of One Pound & Ten Shil- 
lings in Part for Building the Reverd M r Storers Pew. 

To the Heirs of Thomas Larned Deceafd ; the Sum of One 
Pound & Ten Shillings in Part for the Building the Reverd M r 
Storers Pew, 

To M r Jofhua Grant Jun r the Sum of Two Pounds Four Shillings 
& Nine Pence for Mending the Glafs on the Meetting houfe in s d 
Precinct. 

Alio to Pay to M r Jofhua Grant the Sum of one Pound Two 
Shillings & Seven Pence out of the Grant of Money made by s d 
Precinct on the 11 th Day of March annoque Dom 1727/8 w h was 
Committed to M r Jonathan Stone to Collect. 

John Stearns ) Prpr - nrf 
Watertown January the 6 th Jonas Bond \ £ 

1729/30 Sam 11 Pirce ) ^ om 



To L* Jofeph Coollidge Treafurer for the East Precinct in 
Watertown S r You are Hereby Ordered to Pay to the Reverd M r 
Seth Storer the Sum of Sixteen Pounds (out of the Grants of 
Money Granted the 6 th Day of March Last Past and Committ d to 
M r Oliver Livermore Precinct Collector to Collect) w h is to Com- 
pleat his Sallary According to Contract. 

To M r Jofeph Holding the fum of Eight millings and Nine 
Pence : to M r Ebenezer Goddard the fum of Eight Shillings & 
nine Pence & Alfo to M r Henry Bond the Sum of eight Shillings 
& nine Pence for making One Precinct Rate. 

To M r Jofeph Harrington the fum of Three millings for Warn- 
. ing one Precinct Meetting. 

To M r Jofiah Perry the Sum of Six Shillings for Warning Two 
Precinct Meettings. 

To M r Edward Harrington the fum of one Pound & Ten in 
Part for Building the Reverd M r Storers Pew. 

To the Heirs of Thomas Larnard Deceafed the fum of One 
Pound & Ten Shillings in Part for Building the Reverd M r Storers 
Pew. 

To M r Jofhua Grant Jun r the fum of Two Pounds four Shillings 
and nine Pence for Mending the glafs on the Meetting houfe in s d 
Precinct alfo to Pay to M r Jofhua Grant the Sum of One Pound 
Two Shillings & Seven Pence out of the Grant of Money Made 
by s d Precinct on the 1 I th Day of march anno Dom 1727/8 w h was 
Committed to M r Jonathan Stone to Collect. 

Watertown January the 6 th p Order of the Precinct 

1729/30 Com tee Nath 11 Harris Cler. 



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To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown. 
You Are Hereby Ordered to Give out An Order Forthwith to 
M r Jonah Perry Conftable of s d Watertown to Warn the Free- 
holders and Other Inhabitance in s d Precinct Who Are Quallified 
to Vote in Precinct Affairs to Meet at the Publict Meettinghoufe 
in s d Precinct on Fryday the Sixth Day of March Next at one of 
the Clock in the afternoon of s d Day for the Ends Following. 

Viz First, To Choofe a Precinct Committee A Precinct Clerk 
Afsefsors & other Precinct Officers Nefsafary to be Chofen as the 
Law Directs, & Requiers : 

Secondly, To Grant A fofitient fum of money to Pay the Rev d 
M r Storer According to Contract & to Pay others to Whom Money 
may be Due from s d Precinct. 

Thirdly, For the Precinct to hear the Pettition of Sam 11 Bar- 
nerd John Orms and Sundry Others of the Inhabitance of s d Pre- 
cinct, Relateing to the Seatting the Meetting houfe in s d Precinct 
and Repairing of Glafe in s d Meettinghoufe and that the Precinct 
May Act thereupon as they mall fee Meett. 



Dated att Watertown afore the 20 th Day of February Anno Dom 
1729/30 



To Nath n Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown. 
You Are Hereby Ordered to Give out An Order Forthwith to L* 
Jofeph Coollidge Treasurer of s d Precinct to Pay to M r Jofhua 
Grant Jun r the fum of Fourteen millings Out of the Grants of 
Money Made by s d Precinct the n tb Day of March 1727/8 and 
Committed to M r Jonathan Stone Collector to Collect ; for mend- 
ing Glafe in the meettinghoufe in s d Precinct. 



To L* Jofeph Coollidge Treafurer of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown, S r You are hereby Ordered to Pay to M r Jofhua Grant 
Jun r the fum of Fourteen milling out of the Grants of Money 
Made by s d Precinct on the 1 I th Day March 1727/8 and Commit- 
ted to M r Jon a Stone Jun r Collector for s d Precinct to Collect: it 
Being for mending Glafe in the Meetting houfe in s d Precinct. 

Watertown March the 6 th 1729/30 



Middfx fs. 

To M r Joliah Perry Constable of Watertown Greetting. S r You 
are hereby Ordered Forthwith to Warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitance Within the Easterly Precinct in Watertown afores d 
who are Quallified according to Law to Vote in Precinct affairs 



John Stearns ) 
Sam 11 Pirce 
Jonas Bond ) 




Watertown March the 6 th 
1729/30 




p Order of the Precinct Com 1 
Nath 11 Harris Cler 



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to meett at the Publict meettinghoufe in s d Precinct on Fry day 
the Sixth Day of March Next at one of the Clock in the afternoon 
of s d Day for the Ends Following (viz) : i : to Choofe a Precinct 
Com** A Precinct Clerk Afsefsors & other Precinct Officers Nef- 
safary to be Chofen as by Law Requiered. (2.) To Grant A 
Sofitient Sum of Money to Pay the Reverd M r Storer According 
to Contract & to Pay others to Whom money may be Due from s d 
Precinct. (3) for the Precinct to hear the Petition of Sam 1 Ber- 
nard John Orms & Sundry others of the Inhabitance of s d Precinct 
Relateing to the feating the meettinghoufe in s d Precinct & for the 
maintaining Glafe in s d meettinghoufe in s d Precinct y* s d Precinct 
may act thereupon as they Shall See meet : 

Hereof Fail not But make Return of this Order & your Doings 
thereon to one of the Com tee or Clerk of s d Precinct at Least Four 
hours Before the Time of s d meetting p order of the Precinct 
Com tee Nath 11 Harris Clerk. 

Watertown February the 21 st 1729/30 



Att A Meetting of the Easterly Precinct in Wattertown the 6 th 
Day of March Anno Domini 1729/30 

( 1) Voted and Chofe for Moderator for s d Meetting Dea Jofeph 
Mafon. 

(2) Voted and Chofe for a Standing Com tee for the Infuing year 
M r Oliver Livermore M r Samuel Brown and M r Jonas Bond. 

(3) Voted and Chofe for Clark for f d Precinct for the year In-, 
fuing Nath 11 Harris. " ^ 

For Precinct Treafurer was Chofen Jofeph Coollidge 

(4) For Afsefsors for the year Infuing ) Ebenezer Goddard 



(5) Voted and Chofe for Collector for the Year Infuing M r 
Ebenezer Chenry. 

(6) Voted and Chofe for fexton M r Ebenezer Hastings. 

(7) Voted that the fexton fhould be Payed by Two Free Con- 
tributions : viz : the First on the First Sabath in September and 
the fecond on the First Sabath in March. 

(8) Voted and Granted the fum of Twenty Pounds to Pay the 
Revd M r Storer according to contract and to Pay others to Whom 
Money May be Due from s d Precinct. 

(9) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Act on the Peti- 
tion of Sam 11 Barnard John Orms and others Relating to the feat- 
ing the meettinghoufe and Repairing Glafe and the Vote Past in 
the Negative. ^ 

To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown. » 
You are Hereby Required to Give out an order Forthwith to M r 
Ebenezer Stone Conftable of Watertown aforei' 1 to Warn the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants Within the Easterly s d Precinct who 
are Quallified to Vote in Precinct affairs to Meet at the Publict 
Meettinghoufe in s d Precinct on Monday the io tb Day of August 



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Current at Two of the Clock in the afternoon of s d Day for the 
Ends Following. 

Viz) First To Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether they 
will Releaie their Com tee that Was Chofen to make the addition to 
the ministeriall houfe & Choofe a New Com tee to Proceed in s d 
Work & Finish s cl Houfe. 

Secondly, to Know the minds of s d Precinct whether they will 
grant a sum of money for Mannageing s d work & Finishing s d 
Ministerial Houfe & how much they will Grant. 

Thirdly, to hear the Return of the Com tee Chofen to fell the 
Former Ministeriall Place and to Purchase the Prefent Ministeriall 
Place & how they Will Reward them for s d fervice & Whether the 
Precinct Will Grant Money for that Purpofe : 

Alfo to Notifie the Com tee Chofen to Make the addition to the 
Ministeriall Houfe to Bring in there Accomps of w* they have Done 
Relateing to s d Houfe. 

Oliver Livermore ) Precinct 
Sam 11 Brown j Com tee 

Watertown August the 3 d 1730 

L30] 

Middfs fs 

To M r Ebenezer Stone, Conftable of Watertown Greetting, S r 
You are Hereby Requiered Forthwith to Warn the Freeholders & 
other Inhabitance Within the Easterly Precinct of Watertown 
afores d Who Are Quallified to Vote in Precinct Affairs to Meet 
At the Publict Meetting houfe in s d Precinct On Monday the io m 
Current, at Two of the Clock in the afternoon of s d Day for the 
Ends Following. 

First to Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether they Will 
Releafe their Com 1 ** that was Chofen to Make the Addition to the 
Ministeriall houfe, & Choofe a new Com tee to Proceed in s d Work 
and Finish s d houfe. 

Secondly to Know the Minds of s d Precinct Whether they Will 
Grant A fum of Money for the Mannageing s d Work & Finishing 
s d Ministeriall houfe and how much they will Grant. 

Thirdly to hear the Return of the Com tee Chofen to fell the For- 
mer Ministeriall Place And to Purchase the Prefent Ministeriall 
Place, and how they will Reward them for f d fervice ; and Whether 
s d Precinct Will Grant Money for that Purpofe. 

Alfo You Are hereby Ordered to Notifie U Richard Coollidge, 
Cor 1 Henry Bright, & Ser* Jonas Bond Who Ware A Com tee Cho- 
fen for to Make the addition to the Ministeriall houfe, to Bring in 
An Accompt to the Precinct of their Proceedings in that affair. 

Hereof Fail Not but make Return of this Order with your Pro- 
ceedings thereon to one of the Precinct Com tee or Clerk of f d Pre- 
cinct at Least Four hours Before y e Time of s d Meetting. 

p Order of the Precinct Com tee 

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Att A Meetting of the Inhabitance of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertovvn, the Tenth Day of August Annoque Dom 1730 

(1) Voted & Chofe for Moderator for i d Meeting Dea Joseph 
Mafon. 

(2) Put to Vote and Voted that the Precinct Will Release 
their Com tee Chofen to Make the Addition to the Ministerial 
lloufe. 

(3) Put to Vote & Voted that the Precinct Will Chofe a New 
Com tee to Proceed in fd Work and to Finish f d Ministeriall houfe. 

(4) Put to Vote Whether it be the Minds of the Precinct to 
Chofe three Men for a Com tee for that Purpofe and the Vote Past 
in the Affermative. 

(5) Voted and Chofe for f d Com tee Dea : Nathan Fisk M r Oli- 
ver Livermore & Nath u Harris. 

(6) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will At this Meetting 
Grant A fum of Money for to Finish the Ministeriall houfe & the 
Vote Past in y e affermative. 

(7) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will adjorn this Meet- 
ting And the Remaining Buisnefs of the fame to FryDay Next At 
Five of the Clock in the afternoon of s d Day : and their New Com tee 
in the Mean Time to View the Materialls of s d Ministeriall houfe 
& Report to the Precinct at their adjornment w l they Are appre- 
hensive will be Needfull for the Finishing f d Ministeriall houfe 
And the Vote Past in the Affermative. 

[31] 

Att A Meeting of the Easterly Precinct of the Easterly Precinct 
in Watertown the 14 th of August Annoque Dom 1730 by adjorn- 
ment. 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Grant the fum of Two 
Hundred Pounds to Pay the Arrearages : and for the Finishing 
the Ministeriall houfe in s d Precinct And the Vote Past in the 
Affermative. 

Voted that the afsefsors for f d Precinct be Directed in there 
Warrent to the Collector to Order that the s d Sum of Two Hun- 
dred Pounds to be Collected & Payed in to the Precinct Treafurer 
by the First Monday of October Next Infuing. And that there 
Com tee Chofen for the Finishing f l Ministeriall houfe be Impow- 
ered to Draw i d Money Out of the Treafury as fhall be Needfull 
for the Finishing s d Ministeriall houfe and Paying the arrearages. 

Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will at this Meetting Act 
Any thing Upon the Third Article of the Warning of f d Meetting 
And the Vote Past in the Negative. 

Watertown, August the 17 th 1730 
To Nath u Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown 
aforesd. You are Herby Ordered Forthwith to Give to the Af- 
sefsors for i d Precinct A Coppie of the Grant of Money Made by 
f d Precinct the 6 th Day of March Last Past, also a Coppie of the 
Grant of Money made by l d Precinct the 14 111 of August Current & 
Direct them fpeedily to afsefs the fame upon the Inhabitance and 



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Ratable Estates in i d Precinct as the Law Directs ; and to Committ 
the fd Rate or afsefsment to M r Ebenezer Chenry Precinct Collec- 
tor With A Lawfull Warrent to Collect the fame, and to Pay in 
to Leu 1 Jofeph Coollidg or his fucceflbr in f d Office fo as to Ifsue 
and make up an accomt of the Whole of f d afsefsments at or Be- 
fore the First Monday of October Next Infuing. 



To Nath u Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in W T atertown. 
You are Hereby Ordered to Give out an order to M r Ebenezer 
Stone Conftable of Watertown To Warn the Freeholders and 
Other Inhabitants in the Easterly Precinct in Watertown Who 
Are Quallified to Vote in Precinct Affairs to meet att the •Publict 
Meettinghoufe in the f d Precinct On Fryday the Twelfth Day of 
march Next at one of the Clock in the afternoon on f d Day for the 
Ends Following. 

First to Choofe a Precinct Com tee Clerk and Other Precinct 
Officers Nefsafary to be Chofen in the Month of march. 

Secondly, that the Precinct may Grant a fofitient fum of money 
to Pay the Revd M r Seth Storrer according to Contract and to 
Pay other to Whom Money may be Due from f J Precinct. 

Thirdly to Choofe A Saxton and Take Care how he mall be 
Rewarded for his Labour. 

Fourthly to Know the mind of the Precinct whether they will 
Take any Further Care to Preferve the Glafe in the meetting 
houfe and whether it be there minds to make mutters or Barrs to 
Preferve the fame and if it be there minds to Do any thing Fur- 
ther to Preferve laid Glafs to Grant money for the Preforming the 
fame. 

and alfo to Notifie the Precinct Credditors to bring in there 
accompts to the Com tee at the houfe of M r Larnerds on the Fifth 
Day of march Next at Four of the Clock in the afternoon of f d 
Day. 



To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown. 
You are Hereby Ordered to Give out An Order to L* Jofeph Cool- 
lidge Treafurer of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown To Pay 
out of the Grants of money made by the Precinct on the lixth Day 
of March Last Past and Committed to M r Ebenezer Chenry Col- 
lector to Collect f d Grant Being Twenty Pounds. 

To the Rev d M r Seth Storer the fum of fixteen Pounds to Corn- 
pleat his Sallary According to Contract. 

To M r Ebenezer Goddard the fum of Fifteen millings. To M r 
Jofeph Holding the fum of Fifteen millings, to M r Nath 11 Bright 
the fum of Fiften millings for making Precinct Rates. 




Watertown Feb : 22 : 1730/31 : 



Oliver Livermore 
Sam u Brown 
Jonas Bond 




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To M r Ebenezer Stone the fum of fix fhillings for Warning 
Two Precinct Meettings. 

To M l Ephraim Cutter Jun r the fum of one Pound and Nine 

fhillings for mending Glafs in the meetting houfe it Being in Part : & 

_, T __ . . tl1 Oliver Livermore ) -o 

Watertown March the 5* Sam „ b / Precmct 

I73%I JONAfBoND ) C ° m 

To L* Jofeph Coollidge Treafurer of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown, S r Your are Hereby Ordered to Pay out of the 
Twenty Pound Grant of money made by the Precinct afores d on 
the fixth Day of march Last Past and Committ d to M r Ebenezer 
Chenry Collector to Collect. 

Unto the Reverend M r Seth Storer the fum of fixteen Pounds 
to Compleat his Sallary According to Contract. 

To M r Ebenezer Goddard the fum of £0-15-0 To M r Nath u 
Bright the fum of £0 15-0. To M r Jofeph Holding the fum of 
£0 :i5 :o : for making Precinct Rates. 

To M r Ebenezer Stone the fum of fix fhillings for Warning Two 
Precinct meettings. 

To M r Ephraim Cutter Jun r the fum of One Pound and Nine 
millings for mending Glafs in the meetting houfe in s d Precinct: 
it Being in Part &c : 

Watertown March the fixth 1730/31 

g Order of the Com tee of f d Precinct. 

Nath 11 Harris Clerk 

Middlx fs To M r Ebenezer Stone Conftable of Watertown, 
Greetting. S r You are Hereby Ordered and Requiered Forthwith 
to warn the Freeholders and other inhabitants within the East- 
erly Precinct in Watertown Who are Qualified according to Law 
to Vote in Precinct affairs to meet at the Publict meetting houfe 
Within the f d Precinct on Fryday the Twelfth Day of march Next 
at one of the Clock in the afternoon of f d Day for the Ends Fol- 
lowing. 

First to Choofe A Precinct Com tee Clerk & other officers Nefsa- 
fary to be Chofen in the month of March. 

Secondly for the Precinct to Grant a fofitient fum of money to 
Pay the Revd M r Seth Storrer According to Contract and to Pay 
others to Whom money may be Due from f d Precinct. 

Thirdly to Choofe a fexton and to Take Care how he fiiall be 
Rewarded. 

Forthly, to Know the minds of the Precinct Whether they will 
Take any Further Care to Preferve the Glafs on the meetting houfe 
in f d Precinct : and Whether it be there mind to make Ban s or 
fhuters to the Windows to Preferve the fame : and if it fhould be 
there minds to Do Any thing Further to Preferve f d Glafs to Grant 
money to Perform the fame. 

You are alfo to Notifie the Precinct Creditors to Bring in there 
accompts to the Precinct Com t8e at the houfe of M r Larnerds on 
the Fifth Day of march Next at Four of the Clock in the afternoon 
of f d Day : Hereof Fail Not But make Return of this order & 



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your Doing thereon to on of the Precinct Com tee or to the Clerk 
of f d Precinct at Leaft four Hour Before the Time of f 1 meetting 
Watertown February the 22 d 1730/31 

p r Order of the Precinct Com tee 
Nath 11 Harris Cler. 

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Att A Meetting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown the Twelfth Day of march : 1730/ 

3 1 : 

(1) Voted and Chofe for Modderator for faid Meetting Dea 
John Coollidge. 

(2) Voted & Chofe for a Standing Com tee to mannage the 
Prudentialls for faid Precinct the Infuing Year : M r Jofiah Perry 
L* Jofeph Coollidge and M r Jofeph Child. 

(3) Voted and Chofe for there Clerk Nath 11 Harris. 

(4) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Treafurer & Reciver Nath 11 
Harris. 

(5) Voted and Chofe for Afsefors for ) Samuel Brown 
VJ/ T - . > Oliver Livermore 

the luiuinor \ ear I ™ n , 1 A 

; Ebenezer Goddard. 

(6) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Collector James Barnard. 

(7) Voted and C^ofe for fexton Ebenezer Hastings. 

(8) Voted to Pay f 1 fexton by Two Contributions as Uiiall. 

(9) Voted and Granted the fum of Thirtv millings to M* Ed- 
ward Harrington and M rs Mary Larned in Full with what they 
Have Had for Building the Ministeriall Pew : 

(10) Voted & Granted the fum of Four Pounds Twelve mil- 
lings and Ten penfe to Pay Precinct Credditors (viz) for Ephraim 
Cutter Jun r feventeen millings for John Brown four millings for 
Isaac Child Ten millings : for the Com tee M r Oliver Livermore 
M r Sam 11 Brown and M r Jonas Bond: the fum of Ten millings 
it being for Hanging the Bell in the Publick meetting houfe. for 
M r Will m Shattuck the fum of Fifteen millings: for the Com tee 
Imployed in the fale of the Old Ministeriall Place the fum of feven 
millings & fix pence, for Joiiah Perry three millings for Warning 
one Precinct meetting. for Dea John Coollidge Twenty millings 
for fervice in the Purchafs of the Prefent Ministeriall Place, for 
Benjamin Hastings the fum of fix {hillings. 

(11) Voted and Granted the fum of fixteen Pounds to Pay the 
Reverd M r Storer to Compleat his falary according to Contract: 

(12) Voted and Granted four Pounds to Pay others to Whom 
money may be Due from faid Precinct. 

(13) Voted And Granted the fum of Ten Pounds to Procure 
Bans to Preferve the Glafs on the Meetting Houfe and for the 
Further Mending of the f d Glafs &c. 

Watertown March the 19 th 1730/31 
To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown 
You are Hereby Ordered Forthwith to Give to the Afsefors of s d 
Precinct A Copie of the Grants of money Made by s d Precinct on 



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the Twelfth Day of this Inftant March and Direct them Speedily 
to afsefs the fame on the Inhabitants of f d Precinct as the Law Di- 
rects and to Committ the Rate or Afsefsments to M r James Bar- 
nard Collector for f d Precinct with a Law full Warrent to Collect 
the fame and to Pay in to Nath 11 Harris Treafurer for f d Precinct 
or his fuccelsor in f d office the Whole of the f' 1 afsefsments at or 
Before the First Monday of June Next Infuing. 



To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the Eafterly Precinct in Watertown. 
You are Hereby Ordered to Give Out An Order to M r Samuel 
Thacher Conftable of Watertown afores d Within f d Precinct to 
Warn the Freeholders and other Inhabitance Within f d Precinct 
Who Are Quallified to Vote in Precinct affairs to meett att the 
Publict Meetting houfe in f d Precinct On Monday the 24 th Da) T of 
May at one of the Clock in the afternoon of s d day for the Ends 
Following. 

(viz) First To Know the Mind of the Precinct Whether they 
are Willing the Town fhould be Divided by the Prefent Precinct 
Line, if fd Vote Pafses in the Negative then, 

Secondly, Whether they Are Willing the Town lliould be Di- 
vided by fome Other Line that may be Projected and for the Pre- 
cinct to Act and Do any other Thing or Things that they May 
think Needfull and Prudent Relating to f d Affair. 



Watertown May the 18 th 1731 JofEPH Coollidg j Com tee 
Middfx fs 

To M r Sam 11 Thacher Conftable for the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown, 

S r You Are Hereby Requiered Forthwith to Warn the Free- 
holders and Other Inhabitants Within the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown Who Are Quallified to Vote in Precinct Affairs to 
Meet at the Publict Meetting houfe in f' 1 Precinct on Monday the 
24 th Day of May Current at One of the Clock in the Afternoon On 
f d Day for the Ends Following (Viz), 

(1) To Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether thay Are 
Willing the Town fhould be Divided by the Prefent Precinct 
Line, and if faid Vote Pafses in the Negative then, 

(2) Whether they Are Willing the Town fhould be Divided by 
fome Other Line that May be Projected, and for the Precinct to 
Act and Do any other thing or things y* they may Think Needfull 
and Prudent Relateing to faid affair. 

Hereof Fail Not But Make Return of this Order and your Do- 
ings thereon to one of the Precinct Com tee or to the Precinct Clerk 
at Least Four Hours Before the Time of f d meetting, 




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JofiAH Perry 



Precinct 



P Order of the Precinct Com' 
Watertown May the i8 tb 1731 



Nath 11 Harris Cler. 



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Att A Meetting of the Freeholders and Other Inhabitants of the 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown, Who Are Quallified to Vote in 
Precinct affairs the 24 th Day of may 1 73 1 • 

(1) Voted and Chofe for Moderator for f d meeting Dea John 
Coollidge. 

(2) Putt to Vote Whether the Precinct Are Willing that the 
Town mould be Divided by the Present Precinct Line, and the 
Vote Pafsed in the Negative. 

(3) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct are of the Mind that 
the Town mould be Divided by fome other Line (then the Prefent 
Line) that may Hereafter be Projected, and the Vote Pafsed in the 
affermative. 

(4) Put to Vote Wnether it be the Mind of the Precinct that 
the Town mould be Divided the East Part to Have Half the Land 
Contained in the Town and the Vote Pafsed in the Negative. 

(5) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct will Chofe a Com tee of 
three men to Project fome Convenient Line and make Report 
thereof to the Precinct at the adjornment of this meetting, and the 
Vote Paft in the affermative. 

(6) Voted and Chofe for a Com tee to Project and Report as 
affores d Dea Nath u Fisk Dea Jofeph Mafon and Dea John Coollidge. 

(7) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct will adjorn this meet- 
ting to thursday the 27 th Current at Four of the Clock in the after- 
noon of f d Day and the Vote Past in y e affermative. 

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Att A Meetting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Precinct of 
Watertown the 27 th Day of May Annoque Domini 1 731 by adjorn- 
ment. 

(1) Put to Vote W T hether it be the mind of the Precinct that 
the Dividing Line Between the East Part of the Town and the 
West Part fhould the Westerly Line of the First Divident fo Rim- 
ing upon a Strait Line With that Divident Line Southerly to 
Charles River ; and alfo Northerly to Cambridge Line and the 
Vote Past in the affermative. 

(2) Put to Vote Whether it be the mind of the Precinct to 
Choofe three men a Com tee to addrefs the Great and Generall 
Court in their Behalf that (if the Hon rd Court fe Reafon to Divide 
Watertown into Two Diftinct Townfhips) the above mentioned 
and Voted Line may be the Dividing Line and the Vote Past in 
the Affermative. 

(3) Voted and Chofe for there Com tee to addrefs the Generall 
Court as aforesd Dea, Nathan Fisk Dea, John Coollidge & Dea 
Jofeph Mafon. 

(4) Put to Vote Whether it be the Mind of the Precinct ; that 
(in Case the Great and Generall Court fhould fee Reafon to Divide 
the Town of Watertown into Two Diftinct Towns) that there 
affores d Com tee addrefs the Coyrt that Each Part be Obliged to 
Pay there Respective Proportion and Rateable Part to the Main- 
taining the Great Bridge Over Charles River in Watertown affores d 
for the Future, and the Vote Past in the affermative. 



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(5) Put to Vote Whether it be the Mind of the Precinct that if 
the Town lhould be Devided as afforef 1 ; that Each Part mould 
be Obliged to Pay there Respective Parts of the Towns Debts that 
are alredy Contracted, and the Vote Past in the ArTermative. 

(6) Voted that Each Part as afore f d be Obliged to Pay and Do 
there Proportionable Parts to the Maintainance and fupport of 
Any Poor Perfon or Perfons that Have Heretofore Moved out of 
the Town of Watertown, if it fhould fo Happen that they fhould 
Hereafter Become a Charge to Watertown by Reafon of there Be- 
ing Duly Warned out of other Towns Where they may Now Live. 

Middlfx fs 

To M r Samuel Thacher Conftable of Watertown Greetting. S r 
You are Hereby Ordered & Requiered Forthwith to Warn the 
Freeholders and Other Inhabitance of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown Who Are Qualified to Vote in Precinct Affairs (ac- 
cording to Law) to meet at the Publict meetting houfe in f d Pre- 
cinct On Monday the 13 th of March Next Infuing at one of the 
Clock in the afternoon of f d Day for the Ends Following. 

First to Chofe a Precinct Com tee Clerk & other Precinct Officers 
Nefsafary to be Chofen in the Month of March. 

(2) For the Precinct to Grant a fofitient fum of money to Pay 
the Reverd M r Seth Storer according to Contract & to Pay others 
to Whom Money may be Due from f d Precinct. 

(3) To Chofe A fexton and to Take Care how he fhall be 
Paid. 

(4) To Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether they will 
feat there Meetting houfe under fuch Rules & Regulations as they 
agree upon. 

(5) For the Precinct to hear the accompts of their First Com tee 
Chofen by the Precinct to make the addition to the ministeriall 
houfe in s d Precinct and that the Precinct may act there upon and 
with Relation thereunto as they fhall fee meet: Hereof Fail Not 
but make Return of this order & your Doing thereon unto one of 
the Com t, e or Clerk of f d Precinct at Least four hours Before the 
Time of f d meetting. 

p r order of the Com tee . Nath 11 Harris, Cler. 

Feb: 21 st : 1731/2 



Att A Meetting of the Inhabitance of the Easterly Precinct in 
r atertown the 13 th Day of March Annoque Domini 1731/2. 
( 1 ) Voted and Chofe for Moderator for f d Meetting Dea Nathan 



(2) Voted & Chofe for a Standing Com tee to Manaage the Pru- 
dentialls for s d Precinct for the Infuing Year John Hastings W m 
Williams & Oliver Livermore. 

(3) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Cler Nath 11 Harris. 

(4) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Treafurer Nath 11 Harris. 



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Fisk. 



(5) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Afsefsors 
for y e Infuing Year 



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(6) Voted and Chofe for Collector for the Infuing Year Nath 11 
Clark. 

(7) Voted & Chofe for fexton Eben r Hastings. 

(8) Voted that the fexton fhould be Paid by Two Contribu- 
tions as Ufiall. 

(9) Voted & Granted the fum of Twenty Pounds to Pay the 
Rev d M r Seth Storer according to Contract and to Pay others to 
Whom Money may be Due from f d Precinct. 

(10) Put to Vote Whether it Be the Mind of the Precinct to 
feat there meettinghoufe under fuch Rules & Regulations as they 
mall agree upon and the Vote Past in y e affermative 

(11) Put to Vote Whether it be the mind of the Precinct to 
Chofe A Com tee to feat there meeting houfe as aforef 1 and the 
Vote Past in the Affermative. 

(12) Voted that the Precinct Will Chofe a Com tee of Five men 
to feat the f d meetting houfe. 

(13) Voted & adjorned this meetting & the Remaining Bufl- 
nefs thereof to Monday the 20 th of March Inftant at Two of the 
Clock in the afternoon of f d Day. 

Att A Meetting of the Inhabitants of the Easterly Precinct of 
Watertown on the 20 th Day of March Annoque Domini 173 1/2 
by adjornment. 

(1) Put to Vote Whether it be the Mind of the Precinct that 
the Third feat Below in the Body of feats and the Fore feat in the 
Front Gallarys mould be Equill in Dignity and the Vote Past in 
the AfTermative. 

(2) Voted that the Forth feat Below as aforesd and the Fore 
feats in the Side Gallaries fhould be Equill in Dignity. 

(3) Voted that it is the mind of the Precinct that there Com tee 
in feating the meetting houfe fhall have Due Regard to Age : and 
to Perfons Reall & Perfonall Estate in the Last Invice, Haveing 
Refpect to but one Head or Poll to One Estate. 

(4) Voted and Chofe for A Com tee to feat the f d Meettinghoufe 
Dea Nathan FiskDea John Coollidge Dea Jofeph Mafon, M r John 
Hastings & M r Oliver Livermore. 

(5) Voted that it is the Mind of the Precinct that the Boys 
under 14 year of age fhall fet in the Hind feats under the Pews 
in the Galleries on the Men fide : and that the Girls under fore- 
teen year of age fet in the hind feat under the Pews in the Galla- 
ries on y e womens fide. 

(6) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Accept of the 
Accompt of there First Com tee Chofen to make the addition to the 
ministeriall houfe in f' 1 Precinct, & the Vote Past in the afferma- 
tive. 

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Middfxfs: To M r Jofeph Holding Conftable of Watertown 
Greetting, S r You are 'Hereby Ordered & Requiered forthwith to 
Warn the Freeholders & other Inhabitance Within the Easterly 
Precinct of Watertown afores' 1 Who are Quallified to Vote in Pre- 
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on Monday the 24 th Day of Aprill Current at Five of the Clock 
in the afternoon of f (l Day for the Ends following. 

Viz First To Know the Mind of the Precinct Whether they 
will Grant a fofitient fum of Money to finish the Ministeriall houfe 
in f 1 Precinct. 

Secondly, To Know the Mind of the Precinct Whether they 
will Do any thing about the Meetting houfe in f d Precinct that lb 
People may in Durty feafons Get to and go into f d meetting houfe 
without Being Expofed to Wade in Mudd & Water : and alfo 
Whether they Will Provide fome More Conveniencys for to go 
up to the Bell in f d Meetting houfe & if it be the Mind of the Pre- 
cinct to Do any thing in thefe Refpects then to Grant money to 
Defray the Charges of the fame. 

Thirdly, For the Precinct to hear the Report of the Com tee 
Chofen by the Precinct to feat there meetting houfe. 

Forthly For the Precinct to agree upon fome Certain Place 
for the Hearfe Cloath to be Keept in. 

Hereof Fail Not but make Return of this Order & your Doings 
therein to one of the Precinct Com tee or Clerk of f d precinct at 
Le:ift four hour Before the Time of l d meetting. 

Watertown aprill the 15 th 1732 

P r Order of the Precinct Com tee 

Nath 11 Harris Cler. 

Att A Meetting of the Inhabitance of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown the 24 th Day of aprill Anno Dom 1732 Being Regu- 
larly Warned &c. 

( 1 ) Voted & Chofe for moderator Nath 11 Harris. 

(2) Put to Vote Whether it be the mind of the Precinct to 
Grant any fum of money to Finish the Ministeriall houfe in f d 
Precinct and the Vote Past in the affermative. 

(3) Voted and Granted the fum of Eighty Pounds to Finish 
the Ministeriall houfe in f d Precinct and to make a Yard about f d 
houfe. 

(4) Voted that the Deacons Wives mould fet in the Fore feat 
in the Body of feats Below. 

(5) Voted that the Heaife Cloath mould be Keept at the houfe 
of M r John Hastings. 

Middlesex fs To M r Jofeph Holding Conftable for Watertown 
Greetting &c. 

S r You are hereby Ordered & Requiered forthwith to Warn 
the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown Who are Quallified according to Law to Vote in Pre- 
cinct affairs to meet at the Publict Meetting in f d Precinct on mon- 
day the 12 th Day of March Next at Two of the Clock in the after- 
noon on f d Day for the Ends Following, 

(1 ) To Choofe a Precinct Com tee Clerk & other Precinct offi- 
cers Nefsary to be Chofen in the Month of March. 

(2) for the Precinct to Grant a fofitient fum of money to Pay 
the Reverd M r Storrer according to Contract and to Pay others to 
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(3) To Choofe a fexton and to Take Care how he Will be 
Paid, 

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(4) To Know the Minds of the Precinct Whether they Will 
fink fome Rates of feverall Perfons in the Lifts of Rates in fev- 
erall of the Late Collectors Hands. 

(5) To Know the Mind of the Precinct Whether they Will Do 
any thing about the meetting houfe in f d Precinct for the more 
Comfortable Pafsing into f d Meettinghoufe in Wet and Durty fea- 
fons and Whether they Will Provide any more Convenience's to 
Git up to the Bell in f d Meettinghoufe. 

You are alfo Requiered to Notifie the Precinct Credditors to 
Bring in there Credditts to the Precinct Com tee at the houfe of M rs 
Mary Larnard Inholder at four of the Clock in the afternoon on 
Fryday the Ninth Day of March Next Infuing. 

Hereof Fail Not But Make Return of this order and Your Do- 
ings thereon at Leaft four hour Before the Time of f d Meetting 
to one of the Precinct Comt ee or Clerk of f 1 Precinct. 

February 8 th 1732/3 Per Order of the Precinct Com tee . 

Nath 11 Harris Cler. 

Att A Meetting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitance of the 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown on Monday the 12 th Day of March 
Annoque Domini 1732/3. 

(1) Voted and Chofe for moderator for f' 1 Meetting Nath 11 
Harris. 

(2) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Com tee ( Jonathan Brown, 
to Mannage the Prudenshalls of f d Precinct < John Hastings, 
for the Year Infuing I Eben r Stone. 

(3) Voted and Chofe for Clerk of f d Precinct Nath 11 Harris 

(4) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Treafurer Nath 11 Harris 

( Eben r Goddard 

(5) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Afsefsors < Samuel Brown 

( Henry Bond 

(6) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Collector Samuel Stratton. 

(7) Voted and Chofe for fexton Ebenezer Hastings 

(8) Voted that the fexton be Paid by two Contributions as 
UfialL 

(10) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct are Willing to fink 
Thomas Reads Rate amounting to the fum of £0 : 15s: 8 in the 
£220 Precinct Rate Committed to M r Ebenezer Chenry to Collect, 
and the Vote Past in the afTermative : 

(11) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Are Willing to Sink 
Alexander Maccoys Rate being £0 : 2 : o : the Wd w Elizabeth 
Dixes Rate Being £0 : 1 : 1 : Samuel Hancoks Rate Being £0 : 
0:1: and John Kings Rate: Being £0: 1 : 5 : all Being in the 
List of Rates Committed to M r Edwad Harrington to Collect : 
and the Vote Passed in the afTermative. 

( 1 2) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Allow M r Edwad 
Harrington the fum of Twenty fhillings for Gathering 25 ib and the 
Vote Passed in the Negative. 



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( 13) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will allow Ebenezer 
Chenry the fum of £1 : 5 : o for Gathering £220 -0:0: and the 
Vote Passed in the afiermative. 

(14) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will allow M r Edward 
Harrington five millings for Gathering £25 : o: o: and the Vote 
Past in the Negative. 

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(15) Put to Vote Whether Precinct Will link Nath 11 Stratons 
Rate Being £0 : 4 : 10 : John Orms Rate Being £0 : 8 : 7 : Alex- 
ander Maccoys Rate Being £0 : 3 : 4 : Jofeph Shattucks Rate Being 
£0 14:6: Thomas Hills Being £0 13:3 all in the List of Rates 
Commite d to Jonathan Stone Jun r Late of Watertown Deceafed, 
and the Vote Past in the afTermative, 

(16) Put to Vote Whether the Precinct Will Grant the fum of 
Thirty Pounds to Pay the Rev nd M r Seth Storrer according to Con- 
tract and to Pay others to Whom money may be Due from the 
Precinct, and the Vote Pafsed in the afiermative. 

(17) Put to Vote to Know the mind of the Precinct Whether 
they will Do any thing about the meettinghoufe in f d Precinct 
for the more Comfortable Pafsing into the Meetting houfe in Wet 
and Durty feafons and alfo Provide fome conveniency to get up to 
the Bell and the Vote Past in the afTermative. 

(18) Voted that the ftanding Committy for the Precinct for the 
Prefent year be a Committy to Do What they fhall Think Proper 
about the meetting houfe, for the more Comfortable Pafsing into 
f d meetting houfe in Wet and Dirty feafons, and alio for the more 
Convenient Gitting up to the Bell on i d meettinghoufe. 

Watertown Aprill the 11 th 1733 
To Nath 11 Harris Cler of the Easterly Precinct in Watertown, 
You are hereby ordered to Give to the afTefors for f d Precinct a 
Copie of the Grant of Money made by f d Precinct on the 12 th 
Day of March Last Past and Direct them fpeedily to afTefs the 
fame and to Committ there Rate or affeffrnent to M r Samuel Strat- 
ton Collecttor to Collect With a Lawfull Warrent to Collect the 
fame and Order him to Pay in the Whole of his Collections to 
Nath 11 Harris Precinct Treafurer or his fuccessor in f d office : and 
to Issue and make up an accompt of the Whole of his Collections 
at or Before the First Day of July Next Infuing. 

Eben 1 Stone ) Precinct 
JoN a Brown ) Com tee 

To Nath 11 Harris Clerk of the East Precinct in Watertown. 
You are hereby Ordered Forthwith to Give out An Order to M r 
Benjamin Whitney Conftable of Watertown and Order him there- 
in to Warn the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Easterly 
Precinct in Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in Precinct af- 
fairs to meett at the Publict Meetting houfe in f d Precinct on Mon- 
day the 1 i th Day of March Next at one of the Clock in the after- 
noon on f d Day for the Ends Following viz. 



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(1) To Choofe a Precinct Com tee Clerk and all other Precinct 
Officers Nefsasary to Chofen in the Month of March. 

(2) For the Precinct to Grant a foficient fum of Money to Pay 
the Reved M r Seth Storer according to Contract and to Pay others 
to whom Money may Due from f d Precinct alfo to Know the 
minds of the Precinct Whether they will Grant an additionall 
fum of money to the Revend M r Storer fallary. 

(3) For the Precinct to Choofe a fexton and to Take Care how 
he may be Paid : 

(4) To Hear the Precinct Treafurs accompt &c. 

Tonath" Brown \ ^ 
J 1 p,, ecinct 



ONATH" I5ROWN \ ^ 

J -r TT I Precmc 

John Hastings > rnm tee 

EBEN r Stone j ^ om 



[40] 

At a Meetting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Hie 
Easterly Precinct in Watertown on Monday the 11 th of March: 
A:D: 1733/4 ^ 

1 ) Voted and Chofe for Moderator for f d meetting Dea Na- 
than Fisk. 

2) Voted and Chofe for the Precinct ( Dea Nathan Fisk. 
Com tee to mannage the Prudentialls for -< Enf n Jon a Stone, 
the Precinct the Infuing Year ( Dea John Coollidge. 

3) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Clerk Nath 11 Harris. 

4) Voted and Chofe for Precinct Treafurer Nath 11 Harris. 

} Samuel Warrin, 

5) Voted & Chofe for afsefsors > Samuel Brown, 

; Thomas Bisco : 

6) Voted and Chofe for Collector John Whitney. 

7) Voted and Chofe for fexton Ebenezer Hastings. 

8) Put to Vote Whether it be the mind of the Precinct to Pay 
the fexton by Two Contributions one on the First Sabath in Sep- 
tember and the other on the First fabath on March and the Vote 
Past in the affermative. 

9) Voted and Granted the fum of Twenty Pounds to Pay the 
Revend M r Seth Storer According to Contract and to Pay others 
to Whom Money may be Due from f 1 Precinct. 

10) Put to Vote Whether it be the mind of the Precinct to 
make an addition to the Revend M r Storers fallary and the Vote 
Past in the affermative. 

11) Put to Vote Whether it be the mind of the Precinct to add 
Forty Pounds to the Revend M r Storers fallary for this Present 
year (and to Grant the fame) and the Vote Past in the afferma- 
tive : 

12) Voted that the Precinct will finck John Phillips Rate in 
Daniel Bonds List of Rates Being £0-2-5 : and Alexander Mac- 
coys Rate Being £0 :2 :o. 

Middlefex fs. Watertown February the 15 th 1734/5, 
To M r John Sawin of Watertown in the County of Middlefex 
and one of the Conftables of f d Watertown Greetting. 



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You are Hereby Ordered And Required Forthwith to Warn the 
Freeholders and Other Inhabitance of the Easterly Precinct in 
Watertown Who Are Qiiallified to Vote in Precinct affairs to meet 
at the Publict meetting houfe in l d Precinct on Thursday the fixth. 
Day of March Next at Two of the Clock in the afternoon for the 
Ends Following (viz), 

First To Choofe Precinct offices as the Law Directs, 

Secondly to Grant money to Pay the Precinct Creddittor. 

Thirdly to Grant fixteen Pounds w h makes up the fallary of the 
Revend M r Storer for the year according to Contract. 

Fourthly to Know the Precincts mind w l addition they will 
make to Revend M r Storrers fallary for the year Current. 

Fiftly to Choof a fexton. 

Alfo to notifie the Precinct Credditors to Bring in their accompts 
to the Precinct Com tee on the aforeld fixth Day of March at one 
of the Clock in the afternoon at the abovef d meeting houfe. 

p r Order of the Precinct Com tee 

Nath 11 Harris Cler 

[41] 

Att A Meetting of the Freeholders and Other Inhabitants of 
the Easterly Precinct in Watertown on Thirsday the fixth Day of 
march Annoque Domini 1734/5. 

1) Voted & Chofe for Moderator for f d Meeting Jofeph Mafon 
Efqr 

2) Voted and Chofe for a ftanding Com tee ^ Jonas Bond, 

to mannage the Prudentialls for f d >• W m Williams, 
Precinct the Infuing Year ) Oliver Livermore. 

3) Voted & Chofe for Precinct Cler Jofeph Mafon Efqr 

4) Voted & Chofe for Precinct Treafurer Jofeph Mafon Efqr : 

~) Henry Bond, 

5) Voted & Chofe for Precinct afsefsors > Sam 11 Brown, 

) Nath 11 Bright, 

6) Voted & Chofe for Precinct Collector John Coollidge Jun r , 

7) Voted & Chofe for fexton Ebenezer Hastings. 

8) Voted and Granted the fum of fix Pounds to Pay Precinct 
Credditors, for Mending of the Glafs on the meeting houfe in f* 
Precinct and for to Purchafe a Fram to fet the hour Glafs in. 

9) Voted and Granted the fum of lixteen Pounds to Compleat 
the Revend M r Storers falary according to Contract, 

10) Voted and Granted the fum of Forty Pounds as an ad- 
dition to the Revnd M r Storers falary for the Year Current, 

11) Voted to Pay the fexton by Two Contributions as Ufiall, 

Watertown October 20 th 1735. 

To Joseph Mason Clerk of y e Easterly Precinct in f d Town. 

You are hereby ordred to give to the Afsefsors of f d Precinct A 
Copy of y e Grants of Money made by the Inhabitants of s d Precinct 
on the fixth day of March laft paft. And direct them fpeedily to 
Afsefs the fame on the Inhabitants &c. of faid Precinct, And 
Commit the Afsefment to M r John Coollidge Jun r Collector for 



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faid Precinct with a Lawfull Warrant to Levy and Collect the 
fame and Order him to pay in the whole of his Collections to 
Joseph Mason Treafurer for f d Precinct or to his Succefsor in faid 
Office And to Ifu and make up an Acc fc of the whole of his Col- 
lection At or upon the first day of December Next Enfuing. 

Jonas Bond \ Precinct 

Oliver Livermore j Com tee 

[42] 

To Joseph Mason Clerk of y e Eaft Precinct in Watertown, 
You are hereby Ordred and Directed forthwith to give out a 
Notification to M r John Bright one of y e Conftables of Watertown 
afores d And order him therein to Warn the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants in f d Precinct who are Quallified to Vote in Precinct 
Affairs to Meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe in f d Precinct on 
Munday the Eighth day of March Next at one of y e Clock in the 
Afternoon of f d day for the Ends following. 

1. To Chofe a Committee a Clerk Treafurer and all other 
Precinct Officers Necefary to be chofen in the Month of March. 

2. To Grant Money to pay and Salisfye the Rev d M r Storer 
According to Contract, And All other Perfons to whom y e Pre- 
cinct is indebted. 

3. To know the Mind of the Precinct what fum they will Grant 
as an Addition to the Rev d M r S. Storers Sallery for the prefent 
Year. 

4. To Chofe a Sexton & to take care how he may be paid. 

5. To know the Mind of the Precinct whether they will Ap- 
point a Perfon to take the whole care of the Mending of the Meet- 
ing houfe Glafs as there mall be Ocation and to be paid by the 
Precinct. 

And ord r the f d Conftable to Notify the Perfons to whom the 
Precinct is Indebted to bring in their Acc ts to the Com tee at f d 
Meeting at one of y e Clock. 

Jonas Bond ) Precinct 

Watertown Feb r 13. 1735/6. Oliver Livermore J Comm tee 

Midd x . fs. To M r John Bright Conftable of Watertown in fd 
County Greeting. 

You are hereby ordred and required forthwith to Warn the 
Freehold" & other Inhabitants in the Easterly Precinct of f d Town 
who are Quallifyed to Vote in Precinct Affairs to Meet at y e Pub- 
lick Meeting houfe in f d Precinct on Munday the Eighth Day of 
March Next at one of y e Clock in y e Afternoon of f d Day for y e 
Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To Chofe a Committee a Clerk & other Precinct officers 
Necefsary to be chofen in the Month of March. 

2. To Grant Money to pay y e Rev d M r Seth Storer According 
to Contract and all other Perfons to whom y e Precinct is Indebted. 

3. To Know y e Mind of y e Precinct what fume of Money they 
will Grant as an Addition to y e Rev d 'M r Storers Salery for this 
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\ 4. To Chofe a faxton and to take care how to pay him. 

5. To know the Mind of y e Precinct whether they will Ap- 
point Any Perfon to take the whole care of y e Mending the Meet- 
ing houfe Glafs as there fhall be Ocation and to be paid by y e 
Precinct. 

And Notify fuch Perfons to whom y e Precinct is Indebted to 
bring in their Acc 1 to y e Committee at f d Meeting at one of y e 
Clock. 

Hereof fail not and Make return of this Ord r to y e Com te or 
Precinct Clerk seafonably before the time Appointed for f d Meet- 
ing, Dated in Watertown the 13 Day of Feb r A.D. 1735/6. 
P r order of the Precinct Comm tee 

Joseph Mason Pre 1 Clerk 

[43] 

At a General Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants 
of the Eafterly Precinct in Watertown on Munday the 8 th Day of 
March 1735/6 

Voted and chofe Joseph Mason Esq 1 " Moderator for f d Meeting. 

Voted and chofe for a Com tee to Manage j ^ To^ p 00 ^ 6 ' 
r Prudentials of y * Precinct j Mr 

Voted and chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Precinct Clerk, 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Precinct Treafurer. 

( Henry Bond, 
Voted and chofe for Afsefsors -J John Coollidge Jun r , 

( Ebenez r Goddard, 
Voted and Chofe Nathanael Coollidge Precinct Colletor. 
Voted and Chofe Ebenez r Haftings faxton, And to be paid as 
Ufully. 

Voted and Granted y e fum of fixteen Pounds to pay y e Rev d 
M r Seth Storer According to Contract. 

Voted and Granted to M r W m Williams fix millings & fix pence. 

Voted and Granted to Jonas Coollidge to fatisfy his Acc* y e Sum 
of Three pounds three millings and fix pence. 

Voted and Granted the fum of four pounds to mend the Glafs 
on y e Meeting house ; & to pay y e Afsefsors this pfent Year. 

Voted and Granted the fum of fifty Pounds at an Addition to 
the Rev d M r Storers falery for the Prefent Year. 

Voted and Granted y e fum of Twenty millings to purchase a 
Book to keep y e Treafurers Acc ts in. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Precinct to Ap- 
point any Perfon to take y e whole care of y e Mending of y e Meeting 
houfe Glafs as there fhall be Ocation. And ye Vote paft on the 
Negative. 

Watertown Sep r 17 th 1736. 

To Joseph Mason Esq r Clerk of y e Easterly Precinct in fd Town. 

You are hereby Ordered to give the Afsefsors of f d Precinct a 
Copy of the Grants of Money Made by y e Inhabitants of f d Pre- 
cinct at their Meeting on the Eighth Day of March Laft past, and 
Direct them Speedly to Afsefs the fame on the Ratable Inhabi- 



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tants & Estates of f d Precinct & Committ the Afsefm* to y e Col- 
lector of f d Precinct with a Lawfull Warrant to Levy and Collect 
the fame and to pay in the whole of his Collection to Your felf 
Treafurer for f d Precinct or to your Succefsor in f d Office & to 
make up An Acc* of the whole of f d Afsefm 1 at or upon the firft 
day of Decemb r Next. 

John Cooleidge ] 
Jonas Bond [■ Com tee 
Which was Done p Ebenezer Stone ) 

J : Mafon Clerk 

[44] 

Midd* fs. To M r Nathaniel Coollidge Collector for y e East 
Precinct in Watertown. 

You are hereby. Denied to Notify the Freehold" and oth r In- 
habitants in f d Precinct who are Quallifyed to Vote in Precinct 
Affairs To meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in laid Precinct on 
Munday the Twenty Eigth day of March Currant at Two of y e 
Clock in the Afternoon for the Ends following viz 1 

To Chofe a Committee to manage y e prudentials of f d Precinct 
y e Pfent Year. 

To Chofe a Clerk A Treafurer and all other Precinct Officers 
Necefsary to be Chofen in March. 

To Chofe a Sexton ; and take care how he Shall be paid. 

To Grant Money to pay the Rev d M r Seth Storer According to 
Contract. 

To Grant Monev to pay Such as the Precinct are Indebted to. 
And to Defray other Necefsary Charges y* may Arise in the 
Precinct. 

To know the mind of the Precinct what Sum of 'money they 
will Grant As An Addition to the Rev d M r Storers Salery, for y e 
prefent Year. 

To know the mind of the Precinct whether they will Grant a 
Sutable Sum of Money to be Improved in the repairing the fences 
belonging to the Minifterial place in this Precinct. 

To Chofe a Com tee to Improve y e money y' may be granted for 
f d end. 

To hear the Acc ts of the Com tee who were chofen to finifh the 
Minifteral house, how they have proceeded in y 4 Affair. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Notification and Your 
Doings thereon feafonably to y e Precinct Clerk before the time 
Appointed herein for f d Meeting. 

Dated at Watertown the 19 th Day of March A.D. 1736/7. 
r/ order of the Precinct Committee. 

Joseph Mason Prec* Clerk. 

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Eafterly Precinct in 
Watertown Regurely Afsembled on the 28 th Day of March 1737. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Moderator of f d Meeting. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Deacon John Coollidge & Cap* 
Joseph Coollidge to be a Committee to manage y e prudentials of 
y e Precinct y e Pfent Year. 



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Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Precinct Clerk. 

Voted and Chole Joseph Mason Precinct Treafurer. 

Voted and Chole Deacon John Coollidge Joseph Mason & Cap 1 
Joseph Coollidge Afsefsors. (who were Sworn by Justice Harris 
at f* Meeting.) 

Voted and Chofe David Sanger Collector for y e Precinct. 

Voted and Chofe Ebenezer Hastings Sexton. Voted that there 
S 1(l be two Contributions as ufal to pay the Sexton. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Sixteen pounds to pay y e Rev d 
M r Storer according to Contract. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Twenty eight fhillings to pay 
Cap 1 Joseph Coollidge his Ace*. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Twenty three Shillings & 4 d to' 
pay Ep m Cutters Acc 1 for mending the Meeting houf Glafs. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty two Shillings & 8 d to 
pay Jonas Coollidge for aladd r for y e Ministeral houfe. 

Voted and Granted 3/6 to pay Joiiah Perry for a lok. 

Voted and Granted 3/ to pav John Bright for warning one 
meeting. And 3/ to pay Nath 1 Coollidge for warning this Meet- 
ing. 

Voted and Granted Six pounds for Necefsary Charges y* may 
Ai il'e in y e Precinct, 

Voted and Granted the Sum of fifty Pounds As An Addition to 
y e Rev d M r Storers Salery for this Pfent Year. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Twenty pounds to be Improved 
in repairing the fences belonging to y e Minifteral place. 

Voted and chofe Joseph Mafon Dea John Coollidge & Cap 1 ^ 
Joseph Coollidge to be A Com tee to Improve fd money for fd* 
Ends. 

The Committee for finiming y e Minifteral Houfe laid y r Acc 1 
before y e Precinct. 

Voted their Acceptance of f d Acc* & Voted and Granted y e 
Sum of Eight fhillings & Six pence Ballance Due to f d Com- 
mittee. 

[45] 

Midd 11 fs. To M r John Stowel Conftable of Watertown in f d 
County Greeting. 

You are hereby required to Warn the Freehold 1 " 8 and other In- 
habitants in the Eafterly Precinct of f d Town who are Quallifyed 
to Vote in Precinct Affairs to meet at y e Publick Meeting houfe 
in the f d Precinct on Munday the fifth day of Decemb r Next at 
one of y e Clock in the Afternoon for y e Ends following viz* 

To know the Mind of y e Inhab ts of f d Precinct, whether they 
are willing (for y e Sake of peace in the Town) that y e Town of 
Watertown S ld be Divided and made two Seperat Townlhips 
Upon the following Conditions viz* 

That the f d Town be Divided into Two Townfhips, and the 
Dividing Line to be as the Precinct Line Now is. 

That the Great Bridge over Charles River in f d Town be main- 
tained by Each Town in proportion as they Shall be Set in the 
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That the poor who at prefent are Maintained by the Town be 
maintained by Each Town in proportion to their Province Tax, 
and if any Perfon gone out of Town S ld be returned to Watertown 
and become a Charge that they be maintained by Each Town in 
like proportion as AforeS d . 

That the Towns Stock of Arms and Ammunition be Divided in 
Equal proportion between Each Town. 

That Watertowns part of y e Two Thoufand Acres of Land 
Granted by the General Court to them and Wefton Be divided in 
Equal halves as to Quantity & Quallity between the two Towns 
when Divided. 

That the Intereft of Watertowns part of y e lixty thoufand pound 
Loan be Divided to Each Town According to their Province Tax. 

That the Books and records of y e Town of Watertown be De- 
livered up to a Com te of y e Eaft Town who may be Chofen and 
Appointed to receive the Same. 

That the Debts of y e Town be paid by Each Town in propor- 
tion to y r Province Tax. 

That if any Money upon Ballanceing the Treafurey Ace* remain 
in the Treafurey it be Divided between the Towns in like pro- 
portion as aforef d . 

That the Publick Ways in the Town from Mafterfs Brook to 
Cambridge, line be Stated and Settled as to their Courfe and 
wydth as the Court of General Sefsions of y e peace Agreeable to 
the reporte that be made by their Committee for that purpose 
Appointed Shall be pleafed to Ord r , And if any Lands Now Lying 
as Ways or reputed as Such Shall not be included in the Wa s 
when Stated as Afore d the Same Shall be to and for the Sole Uie 
& benefit and at the Dispofal of the Town where in the Same 
Shall Ly : Provided however that if the Sale of any of the Lands 
afores d y t have been Difpofed of by the Towns Com tee (not in- 
cluded in the ways when Stated as Aforef d ) Shall remain good 
And Vailed to the Perfons who have Purchafed y e Same, Alfo y* 
Each Town Shall have the Benefit of the proceeds of y e Sale of 
Such of ye Land afores d as Ly within y e Same. 

That if the f d Ways when Stated as Afores d Shall Include any 
Land belonging to any Perticular Perfon the owner of Such Land 
Shall have Meet recompence made him by the Town wherein the 
Same Lyes. Hereof fail not and make feafonable Return of this 
Warrant and Your Doings thereon to the Precinct Com tee or Clerk 
before the Time Appointed for f d Meeting. Dated at Watertown 
the 29 th Day of Novemb r A.D. 1737. 

^ r Order of the Precinct Committee 

Joseph Mason Precinct Cler. 

[46] 

At a Meeting of the Freehold 1 " 9 and other Inhabit* 3 of ye Eaft- 
erly Precinct in Watertown Regularly Convend on the 5th Day 
of Decemb r 1737. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator of f d 
Meeting. 



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Whereas Sundry Unhapy DifTerances have Arilen in Water- 
town for the peaceable putting and End to the Same ; it is tho* 
that Dividing the Town into Two Townfhips May be very Con- 
ducive. And in hopes of Obtaining the Valuable Blefsing of 
peace, 

The following Vote was put. viz* Whether it is the Mind of 
the Precinct (the Weft Precinct in f d Town Petitioning y e General 
Court therefor) that the Town of Watertown be Divided into Two 
Townships On the Conditions and provifions following Namely 

(1) That the Dividing Line be as the Precinct Line Now is. 

(2) That Watertovvns part of y e Charge of y e repairs & re- 
building of y e Great Bridge over Charles River in f d Town be 
borne by Each Town in Proportion as they Shall be Set in the 
Province Tax. 

(3) That the poor who at prefent are maintained by the Town 
be maintained by Each Town in Proportion to y r Province Tax, 
and if any perfons gone out of Town Shall be returned to Water- 
town and become a Charge, that they be maintained by Each 
Town in Like proportion as aforef d . 

(4) That the Towns Stock of Arms and Ammunition be divided 
in Equal Proportion between Each Town. (5) That Watertowns 
Part of the Two Thoufand Acres of Land Granted by y e General 
Court to them and Wefton Be Divided in Equal halves as to 
Quantity and Quality between the Two Towns When Divided. 
(6) That the Intereft of Watertowns part of the Sixty Thoufand 
pounds Loan be Divided to Each Town in proportion to y r Pre- 
cinct Tax (7) That the Books records and papers belonging to 
the Town of Watertown be Delivred up to A Com tee of the Eaft 
Town who may be Chofen and Appointed to receive y e Same % (8) 
That the Debts of the town be paide by Each Town in proportion 
to y e Province Tax. (9) That if any Money upon Ballanceing 
the Treafurers Acc ts remain in the Treafury it be Divided between 
the Towns in Like Proportion as aforef d . 

(10) That the Publick Ways in the Town from Mafters Brook 
to Cambridge line be Stated and Settled as to their Corfe and 
Wydth as the Court of General Sefsions of the peace Agreeable 
to the report that may be made by y r Committee for that purpofe 
already Appointed Shal Order, And if any Land Now Lying as 
ways or reputed as Such Shall Not be inCluded in the Ways so 
Stated, the Same Shall be to and for the only Ufe and benefit and 
At the Dispofe of the Town wherein the Same Shall Ly. 

Provided that the Sale of any of y e f d Lands already Dispofed 
of by y e Towns Com tee (which Shall not be included in the ways 
when Stated as aforef d ) Shall remain good And Vailed to the 
Purchefer of the Same, Alfo that Each Town Shall have the 
Benefit of the proceeds of y e Sale of Such of the Lands before 
mentioned as ly within the Same. And if the Ways Stated as 
Aforef' 1 Shall Include any Lands belonging to Any Perticuler 
Per fon the owner of Such Land Shall have Meet recompence 
made him by the Town wherein the Same Lye. 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 



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[48] Entries of certificates from the Minifter of y e C hch of 
England. 

To y e Town treafurer of Watertown. 
This may certify that M r Josiah Stowel of Watertown in the 
County of Middlefex is a profest Member of the Church of Eng- 
land and Hath Submitted himfelf to me as his Minifter in Chrift 
Church in Boston where he has attended the worlhip of God for 
a conliderable time. 

Timothy Cutler 
Boston Sep r 7 th 1754. John Baker ) Church 

Rec d the 23 d of Sep r Alex f Chamberlain j Wardens 

To the Town treasurer of Watertown 
This may certify that M r Elijah Bond of Watertown in the 
County of Middlefex is a Profeft Member of the Church of Eng- 
land & hath Submitted himfelf to me as his Minifter in Chrift 
Church in Boston, where he has attended the worlhip of God for 
a Conliderable time. 

Timothy Cutler 
Boston Sep r 30. 1754. John Baker ) Church 

Rec d Octob r 7. 1754. Alex 1 Chamberlain j Wardens 

To the Town Treafurer of Watertown 

This may certify that M r Josiah Bright of Watertown in the 
County of Midd x is a Profeft Member of the Church of England 
and hath Submitted himfelf to me as his Minifter in Christ Church 
in Boston where he has attended the worship of God for a Con- 
liderable time 

Timothy Cutler 
Boston Sep r 30 th 1754. John Baker | Church 

Rec d October 7 th 1754. Alex* Chamberlain j Wardens 

Boston October 7 th 1754. 
This may Certify all whom it may Concern that M r8 Elizebeth 
Vila of Watertown in the County of Midd x and Province of y e 
Mafsachufetts Bay in New England is a proffefsed Member and 
Communicant of y e Church of England and ufually & frequently 
attends the Publick Worlhip of God on y e Lords Days at a Church 
of England in Boston in the Province aforses d Called Kings 
Chapel H Caner Minister & 

Teft Tames Forbis ) Wardens 
John Box j of f d Chapel 
To M r Jofeph Mafon Treafurer of the 
Town of Watertown afores d . 

This may Certify that M r John Coollidge of Watertown is a 
profeft member of the Church of England ana* for many years has 
Attended the Publick Worship of God in Christ Church Boston 



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where I y e Subfcriber am a Minifter arid has Subjected himfelf to 
me as his Minifter. 

Timothy Cutler 

John Baker > Church 

Boston, Oct r 5, 1754 Allex f Chamberlain ) Wardens 

To the Clerk and Treafurer of y e 
Town of Watertown 

[49] 

M r James Baily of Watertown hath for many years been a Pro- 
feft Member of the Church of England According to the Records 
of Chrift Church in Boston whereof I am Minister, His Daughter 
Elizebeth was Baptized October 10 th 1731 and before and ever 
since that time he has been a Profeft Churchman and for a Long 
time has Ufualy & frequently attended the Publick Worfhip of 
God in Chrift Church as a Parifhioner of it. 

Timothy Cutler 

John Baker ) Church 

Boston Octo r 1. 1754. Alex 1 " Chamberlain j" Wardens 

To the Clerk and Treafurer of Watertown 

This may Certify that M r William Goding of Watertown is a 
Profeft Member of the Church of England, and has Subjected 
himfelf to me the Subfcriber as Minifter of Christ Church in 
Boston. Timothy Cutler 

John Baker ) Church 

Boston Octo r 5. 1754 Alex 1- Chamberlain j Wardens 

To y e Clerk & Treafurer of y e Town of Watertown. 

To the Town Treafurer of Watertown 
This to Certify that Silas Bright of your Town is a Profeft 
Member of y e Church of England, and has Submitted himfelf to 
me as his Minifter where He has Attended the Publick Worfhip 
of God for two months past. 

Timothy Cutler 

Alex f Chamberlain { Church 
Watertown Octo r 23. 1754 John Baker j Wardens 

This may Certify that M r Jonathan Brown jun r and M r Jonas 
Bond jun r both of Watertown are Profeft Members of y e Church 
of England and for Several months paft have frequented the Wor- 
fhip of God in Christ Church Boston and have submitted them- 
felves to me the Subfcriber as Minifter of s d Church. 

Timothy Cutler 

John Baker \ Church 

Boston Sep r 14. 1754. Alex 1 Chamberlain j Wardens. 

To M r Joseph Mason, Town Treasurer of Watertown. 

This may Certify that Sam 1 Stratton of Watertown is a profeft 
member of y e Church of England and hath Attended the Publick 
Worfhip of God in Christ Church Boston ever since May Laft. 

Timothy Cutler 

John Baker ) Church 

Bofton Sep 1 14, 1754 Alex 1 Chamberlain j Wardens. 



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The three following Order of Seatings in the Meetinghouse are 
inserted papers taken from the Town Clerk's file of Original 
Papers. — Eds. 



[50] 

The Report of the Com tee chofen to Seat the meeting houfe in 
East Precinct in Watertown. The Ord r of Seating in as follows. 



Seated in the firft Seat below 
M r W m Sliattuck 
M r Tho : Straight 
M r Henry Spring 
M r Simon Tayntor 
M r Tho : Traine 
M r Zee Cutting 
M r Eph m Cutter 


7 Seat 
M r Nath 1 Stearns 
M r John Coollidge 
M r Benj n Chadwick 
M r Joshua Warrin 
M r John Stearns 
M r Henry Goddins 


Fore Seat in the front Galy 
M r Oliver Livermore 
M r Nath 1 Harris 
M r Nath 1 Bright 
M r John Haftings 
M r John Stouel 
M r Sam 1 Brown 
M r Dan 1 Whitney 


in the 2 d Seat 
M r David Stone 
M r Tho : Coollidge 
M r And w White 
L* Joseph Coollidge 
M r John Kimbal 
M r Sam 1 Pierce 
M r John Cunningham 


3d Seat 
L* John Fiske 
M r Tho : Bond 
M r Joseph Child 
M r John Holland 
M r Joseph Harrington 
ivL Jvicn u uiarK 
M r Daniel Bond 


fore Seat in y e Side Galy 
Mr Josiah Perry 
Mr Eb : Stone 
M r John Bright 
M r John Bond 
M r Benj n Haftings 
M r John Maddocks 
M r Nath 1 Norcrofs 
M r And w White Jun r 
M r Nath 1 Bond 
M r Sam 1 Hager 
M r Henry Spring Jun r 
M r Sam 1 Stratton 
M r John Whitney 
M r Henry Bond 
M r Soloman Stoddard 
M r Jona n Bemis 


• 4th seat 
M r Joseph Bright 
M r Stephen Cooke 
M r Benj n Whitney 
M r Sam 1 Parry 
M r Sam 1 Warrin 
M r Epn m Cutter Jun r 
M r Joshua Grant 


5 

M r John Ormes 
M r W m Williams 
M r Joseph Holdin 
M r David Sanger 
M r Jona n Benjamin 
M r W m Goddin 
M r Isaac Church 


Front 2 d Seat 
M r John Brown 
M r Nath 1 Coollidge 
M r Simon Coollidge 
M r Jof hua Learned 
M r Sam 1 Clark 
M r Erlm d Dix 
M r Sam 1 Dix 


6 Seat 
M» Nath 1 Clark 
M r Eb : Haftings 
M r Geo : Cutting 
M r John Beers 
M r Theo : Grover 
M r John Tayntor 
M r Timy Harris 


Front Gallery Pew 
M r John Reed 
M r Jofiah Reed 
M r Jona n Learned 
M r David Learned 
M r Isaac Holdin 
M r W m Goddin 
M r Tho : Bishop 



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Side Gallery Pew 
M r Eb : Eddy 
M r Jof iah Livermore 
M r Jonas Coollidge 
M r Nath 1 Haftings 
M r Edm d Livermore 
M r Henry Fiske 
M r Dan 1 Fiske 
M r Joseph Allen 
M r Jona n Perry 
M r W m March 

In the firft Seat below on y e 
Womens Side 
Widow Penneman 
Widow Con vers 
Widow Bond 

& y e Gentlems wives y* are Seated 
in y e fore Seat 

2 d Seat 

M r Chary Stone 

Wid w Chenry 

Widow Stratton 

And the wives of thofe Gen- 
tlemen Seated in ye Second 
Seat mens Side 

3 d Seat 
Widow Mary Haftings 
Widow Eliz h Benjamin 
Widow Mary Grant 
And y e Wives of thofe Seated in 
y e 3 d Seat 



4 Seat 

All y e Wives of thofe Seated in 

y e fourth Seat 
& y e Widow Abigail Grant 



5 Seat 

the Wives of thofe Seated in 5 
Seat on y e men Side 



6 Seat in the Same Ord r 



And y e Same Ord r in y e 7 th Seat 



Eore Seat in y e front Gallery on y e 
Womens Side 
Y e Wives of thofe Gentlem n Seat 
in the fore Seat mens front 



Fore Seat on y e Side Gallery on y e 

Womens Side 
M rs Martha Coollidge 
And y e Wives of thofe Seated in 

the fore Seat on y e oppofite 

Gallery 



Nathan Fiske 
John Coollidg 
Joseph Mason 
John Hastings 
Oliver Livermore 



Comt ee 



Watertown April 24: 1732 



[51] 

The Report of the Com tee Cohefen to Seat the Meeting House 
in Watertown, the Order of Seeting is as follows. 



Seated in the first Seat below. 
M r Thomas Stright 
M r Henry Spring 
Nath 1 Harris Efq r 
M r John Hunt 
Doct r Jofiah Convarse 
M r Oliver Livermore 
Cap tn Thomas Homans 
Cap tn Jofeph Coollidg 
John Kimball 

in the 2 d Seat 
M r David Stone 
M r Andrew White 
M r Richard Clark 
Leut John Fiske 
M r Jofeph Harrington 
M r John Haftings 
M r Jofeph Child 
M r William Gooding 



3 d Seat 
M r Isaac Church 
M r James Baley 
M r Stephen Cooke 
M r John Whitney 
En. Ebenezer Stone 
M r Jofeph Bright 
M r John Coollidge J r 
M r Daniel Bond 



4 th Seat 
M r Ebenezar Thornton 
M r Josiah Perry 
M r Sam 1 Perry 
M r Jacob Parker 
M r Nath 11 Norcrofs 
M r John Bond 
M r Henry Spring Jun r 
M r Walter Beath 



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6 th Seat 
M r John Bell 
iM r John Becks 
M r Jon a Benjamin 
M r Sam 11 Warrin 
M r Eben r Hastings 
M r David Sangar 
M r Joseph Whitney 
M r William Goding Ju r 



the Sixth Seat Below 
M r Edmond Livermore 
M r Benjamin Whitney 
M r Henery Goding 
Mr Nath 11 Bond 
M r Joshua Warrin 
M r Jofeph Stearns 
M r Sam 11 Nutting 



7 th Seat 
M r Nath 11 Stearns 
M r John Stearns 
M r Ifaac Holding 
M r Sam 11 Stovell 



Side Gallery Pew 
M r Nath Stone 
M r Sam 11 Child 
M r James Dix 
M r Joseph Mafon J r 
M r David Livermore 
M r James Hacklton 
M r Isreal Meed 
M r Phinias Holding 
M r John Gleason 
M r Richard King 
M r Nathan Parrey 



Front Pew 
M r Sam 11 Warrin J r 
M r Thomas Stovell 
M r Josiah Stovell 
M r David Gleason 



In the first Seat Below on the 
Womens Side 
Widow Rebecak Train 
And y e Gentlemens Wives that 
are Seated in the fore Seat 



2d Seat 
"Widow Mary Grant 
And the wives of those Gen- 

tlmen Seated in the Seckond 

Seat 



3 d Seat 
M ra Martha Coollidge 
And the Wives of those Gen- 

tlmen Seated in the third 

Seat 



4* Seat 
Widow Elizabeth Cutting 
And the Wives of those Gen- 
tlmen Seated iu y e forth Seat 



fore Seate in y e front Gallry 
M r Daniel Whitney 
M r John Stovell 
M r John Bright 
M r John Taiutor 
M r Jon a Beims 
M r Jofeph Willington 
M r Benjimin Haf tings 
M r Andrew White Jun r 



fore Seat Side Gallery 
M r Sam 11 Hager 
M r Henry Bond 
M r Thomas Saltmarsh 
M r John Brown 
M r Crifterpher Grant 

David Learned 

Jon a Church 
M r Simon Coollidge 
M r Sam 11 Stratton 
M r Joshua Learned 
M r Sam 11 Fiske 
M r Amos Bond 
M r Nath 11 Bright 
M r David Coollidge 
M r Sam* 1 Prentice 
M r John Velah 



Front 2 d Seat 
M r Jonathan Child 
M r Stephen Sawin 
M r Isaac Sanderfon 
M r William Lawrence 
M r Sam 11 Cooke 
M r Sam 11 Whitney 
M r James Grimes 
M r Josiah Perry Jun r 



And the Gentlemens Wives 
Seated in the other Seats in 
the Same order 



Oliver Livermore \ 
John Taynter { p om te 
Jonathan Church r 
Henry Bond ) 

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[53] 

Watertown June io tb 1748 
We the Subscribers being a committee appointed by the town 
of Watertown at a General town meeting on the sixteenth of 
January last in order to Seat the meeting houfe have Seated it as 
follows (viz) 

In the fore Seat in the long Gallirey 
Jon a Stone Jun r 
Jon a Brown Jun r 
Nath 1 Stone 
Seth Hastings 
Nathan Perry 
Eclrauncl Foul 
James Dix 
Smith Prentice 
Sam 1 Coock 
David Livermore 
Bezalal Larnard 
Sam 1 Whitney- 
Jon 3 Stone tartus 
Jacob Calwell 



In the fore Seat below 
Doc r Josiah Convers 
M r John Kimball 
M r Richard Clark 
M r James Bailey 
M r Joseph Harrington 
M r Joseph Child 
M r Stephen Coock 
M r John Bright 

In the Second Seat below 
Cap 4 John Tainter 

Henry Spring Jun r 
John Whitney 
Andrew White 
En. Ebenz 1 " Stone 
Joseph Bright 
Sam 1 Hagar 
Benj n Hastings 

In the third Seat below 
Ebenz r Thorington 
Thomas Saltmarsh 
Sam 1 Parry 
Sam 1 Warrin 
Josiah Perry 
John Coollidge J r 
Joseph Whitney 
Sam 1 Nutting 

In the 'fore Seat in the front 
Sam 1 Fisk 
Nath 1 Harrington 
Nath 1 Bright 
Amos Bond 
Jonas Coollidge 
William Coollidge 
David Larnard 
W d Elizabeth Larnard 



In the forth Seat below 
David Coollidge 
David Sangar 
Sam 1 Prentice 
Sam 1 Stratton 
William Godding 
Henry Godding 
Joseph Stearns 
Simon Coollidge 
Chrif topher Grant 



In the fifth Seat below 
John Vela 
Joshua Warring 
Henry Bond 
Jon a Child 
Sam 1 Child 
Uriah Clark 
Sam 1 Warring Jun r 
William Lee 
John Clark 



In the Second Seat in y e front 
Isaac Sauderfon 
Josiah Stowell 
Henry Laniard 
John Young 
Will Gam age 
Benj n Whitney 
Isreal Mead 
Henry Spring tartus 



In the hind Seat in the Lonj 
Galliery 
Joseph Hastings 
Nehemiah Mason 
Sam 1 Coollidge 
Phenihas Holden 
Elias Mason 
Nathan Stone 
Elifha Coollidge 
Ephrim Warrin 
Daniel Bond Jun r 
John Gale 
Eben r Stone Jun r 



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In the hind Scat in y c front 
Daniel Pierce 
Jabez Harrington 
Joseph Chiles Jnu r 
Stephen Stearns 
John M c Collifter 
Charles McCollifter 



These Persons who have Wives 
their Wives are placed in the 
Oppiflte Seats to their Huf- 
bauds in the Womens Seats 

Natii 1 BRIGIIT 
Jonathan Bemis 
Daniel Whitney 
Andrew White 

THO 9 SALTMARfH 

Com tee 



[54] Blank. 
[55] 

To the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of Watertown afsem- 
bled at their annual meeting March 2 d 1746/7 

Gentlemen, Whereas by Reafon of the linking Value of our 
Paper Currency, the Sums of money annually granted for my Sup- 
port in the Work of the Miniftry, together with all the Advantages 
I make by the Miniftry, have for many Years paft, fallen very 
much fhort of being fufficient to defray the necefsary Charges of 
my Family : I do hereby requeft you to take the fame into your 
ferious Coniideration, & to do what you may in your Wifdom and 
Goodnefs, think proper to be further done for the Support of a 
Gofpel Minifter, who is 

Your Affectionate & faithful Paftor . 

Seth Storer. 

Watertown March 2 d , 1746/7 

To the Moderator of faid meeting to be Communicated. 
[56 & 57] 

Plan of Watertown Meeting House Lore floor. 
See Town Records 1755. Book V, p. 134 

[58] 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown qualified to vote in Town affairs regularly 
afsembled at the Publick Meeting house on Monday the second 
Day of June AD 1755. By Adjournment. 

Put to vote whether it is the mind of the Town that those Per- 
sons who injoy d Pews in the former Meeting house should have 
Pews in the present Meeting house in the same places where their 
Pews were in s d former Meeting house under the regulations and 
upon the Terms other Pews shall be dispos d of. And the Vote 
past in the Negative. 

Put to vote whether it be the mind of the Town that the Pews 
should be settled upon Real & Personal Estate and one Head, And 
the Vote past in the Affirmative. 





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Put to vote whether it is the mind of the Town that the Valua- 
tion by which the Rate was made for building the Meeting house 
be the Rule by which the Pews shall be despos d of, And the Vote 
past in the Affirmative. 

Voted that the Persons to whom the Pews shall be granted or who 
shall draw the Pews, personally set in them usually with their 
Families or s d Pews shall revert to the Town. • 

Voted that when any Persons shall see cause to sell their Pews 
the Town shall have the refusal of s d Pews paying the Money 
rais d on s d Pews. 

Voted that if any Persons sell their Estates and move out of 
Town their Pews shall revert to the Town. The Town paying or 
reimbursting to them the money paid by them for s d Pews. 

[59] 

Voted that those Persons who are reputed Members of the 
Church of England have a chance for drawing Pews and enjoy 
the Pews they shall draw as long as they pay their proportion to 
the Meeting house & Support of the Minister in this Town. 
Which if they refuse to do s d Pews shall revert to the Town for 
the Town to dispose of as they shall see fit. 

Voted that the Afsefsors be the Committee to make the Adjust- 
ment of the Charge to be laid upon the Pews, And to offer the 
Pews to Persons according to their pay, the highest payer first and 
so on succefsively. 

L* Edward Harrington's Pew Afsefs*. £25-4-11 Old Tenor 
A true Copy from Records 

Nath 1 R. Whitney, Town Clerk. 
Watertown Dec r 23 d 1793. 

See Bk. V. p 134. 

I am of Opinion that Edward Harrington did not convey his 
Pew in Watertown Meeting House to his Sons by his deed of 
Gift of his Real Eftate to them in his life time. And that the fame 
Pew by his Death Defcended to his Heirs at law. 



[Record Book of the Pastors. 

1686 to 1819.] 



[i] John Balye's Booke 

Pretium o — 6 — 8 Dublin Dec : 29. 1668 : 
By the Gift of M rs Sufannah Baily. 
becoms Henry Gibb's Booke Nov. 24, 1698 

[ii] 

An Account of all y e Manages I folemnized in New E 
y e first of which was on y e io tb of Auguft 1686 &c And fo 
y e reft as you find y m putt down 

The Church Book 
containing various Matter's, 
" Which we from former Registers 
" Of Antient Times have known, 
" And our Forefather's pious Care 
" To us has handed down. 
" That Generations yet to come 
" Should to their yet unborn Heirs 
" Religiously transmit the fame 
" And they again to their's." 

[m] 

Upon Aug. 10: 1686. I marryed in my own houfe in Water- 
town (it was y e first time) Rich. Norcrofs, & Rofe Woodward in 
y r parents full confent being legally publifhed 

This was returned by M r Bond at Cambridge Oct. 19. 86. 

Upon January y e 4 th 1686/7 I maryed atWatertown Mill Samuel 
Haftings (y e fon of Thomas Haftings y e deacon of y e church in 
Watertown) & Lidia church, y e daughter of mr Caleb Church, w tb 
y r parents full confent being legally published 

Upon y e I st of February 1686/7 I maryed in my own houfe in 
watertown Solomon Johnfon widower of Sudbury, & Hannah 
Grefte of Natomy being legally publifhed 

Upon y e 11 th of March 1686/7 I maryed Abraham Prenfe & If- 
sabell Whitherfpoon in my Brothers houfe in Bofton being legally 
publifhed 

Upon y e 25 th of March 1687 1 maryed Danyell Benjamin (y e fone 
of John Benjamin) & Elizabeth Brown (y e daughter of Jon. Brown) 
both of Watertown, in my houfe they being legally publifhed, & 
y r parents fully consenting 



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Upon y e 25 th of March 1687 at my houfe in Watertown I maryed 
James Begalow (y e lbn of John Begalow Serg 1 ) & Patience Brown 
(y e daughter of Jon. Brown) w th their Parents full confent, y e be- 
ing legally publifhed 

Upon y e 31 th of March 16S7 at my houfe in Watertown I maryed 
William Hager) y e fone of widdow Hager) & Sarah Benjamin (y e 
daughter of John Benjamin) w th their parents full confent, y e be- 
ing legally publifhed 

Upon y e 31 of March 16S7 at my houfe in Watertown I maryed 
Benjamin Whitney (y e fon of John Whitney) & Abigail Hager (y e 
daughter of widdow Hager) w th y r parents confent, y e being legally 
publifhed 

Upon y e 5 tb of May 1687 at my houfe in Watertown I maryed 
Jofeph Allen (y e fon of John Allen of Sudbury) & Abigaill My- 
ricck (y e daughter of John Miriack, of charlftown, w th their parents 
confent, being legally publifhed 

Upon y e 24 th of May 1687 I maryed near y e Mill bridge in Bof- 
ton Edward Taylor Juniour (his Father lodged at M r W. Gibbins) 
& Rebekah Humphreys (who came lately from Antigo, but her 
Mother fully commenting her father witnefsing it) be'g Licenfed 

[iv] 

Upon y e 25 th of May 1687 I maryed in my Brothers houfe in 
Bofton William Clargett, & Mary Neggres, both of y m dwelling 
in M r Jo. Adams houfe in Boston, they being Licenfed &c i — e. 
y e having a fpeciall Licence 

Upon y e 25 111 of May 16S7 I maryed in y e Almfhoufe on y e com- 
mon in Bofton James Cornifh Junio 1- , & Mary Kay y e daughter of 
Thomas Kay y e being legally publifhed 

All thefe Eleven laft were returned to y e Court at Cambridge 
by M r William Bond Seni 1 ' Justice of peace, this 7 th day of June 
16S7. 

Upon y e 20 th of June 16S7 I maryed in my houfe at Watertown 
Nathanacll Norcrofse (y e fon of Richard Norcrofse) & Mehetabell 
Hager (y e daughter of Widdow Hager) both of Watertown w th y e 
full confent of their parents y e being legally publifhed 

Upon y e 4 th of July 16S7 I maryed in y e houfe of Goody Mef- 
senger in Bofton Richard Leekey, & Ann Greenfield he having a 
fpeciall Lycence 

Upon y e 4 th of July 16S7 I maryed Ebenezer Mefsenger & Rofe 
Collins both of Bofton (in his Mothers houfe) w th y e confent of 
friends, y e being legally publifhed 

Upon y e 11 th of Auguft 16S7 I maryed in my houfe at Water- 
town Eliezer Whitney (y e fon of Thomas Whitney of Watertown) 
now living in Sudbury, & Dorothy Rofse y e daughter of James 
Rofse of Sudbury w Ul y e consent of parents, being legally publifhed 

Upon y e 17 th of Auguft 16S7 I maryed in my houfe at Water- 
town Thomas Fenton & Elizabeth Bafset both of Bofton, being 
legally publifhed (I having their cirtificutt) & friends confenting 

All thefe 5 laft couples were returned to y e Quarter fefsions at 
Charlftown by William Bond Senio r Juftice of peace this 6 day 
of September 1687 



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As for any other Manages y* may afterwards be you may look 
for them on y e 2 page, All thefe hitherto being faithfully returned 
as above faid 

[1] [This page occupied by meditations upon Bible texts.] 

[2] Manages Solemized by me, whilft I lived in Watertown 

1687 

Upon y e 18 th of October 1687 I maryed in my houfe at Water- 
tovvn William Feris, Taylor of Watertown & Abigail! Avered 
widdow of dedham being publifhed according to law 

Upon y e 3 d of November 1687 I maryed in my houfe John Gar- 
field of Watertown, & Deborah Holman of Cambridge, w th y e 
confent of parents, they being publifhed according to law 

Upon y e 22 d of November 16S7 I maryed Peter Barbour, taylor, 
& coufin Sarah Willy in her chamber in Bolton, parents confent- 
ing y e having a fpecial Lycenfe 

Upon y e 24 th of November 1687 I maryed Jofeph Winfhipp y e 
fon of Lt. Edward Winfhipp of Natomys, & Sarah Harrington y e 
daughter of Robert Harrington of Watertown in his houfe w th y e 
confent of Friends, y e being publifhed according to law 

All thefe 4 laft couples were returned to y e Court at Cambridge 
by M r William Bond Juftice of Peace this 6 th day of December 
1687 

Upon y e 15 of December 1687 I maryed in my houfe George 
Blanchard & Sarah Bassett both of charlftown with y e confent of 
Friends y e being publifhed according to law 

Upon y e 2 d of January 1687 I maryed in my houfe Nathanaell 
Coolidge (y e fon of Nathanaell Coolidge) & Lidia Jones (y e daugh- 
ter of Jofiah Jones) both of Watertown, w th y e confent of Friends, 
y e being publifhed according to law 

Thefe 2 laft Mariages were returned to y e Court at Charlftown 
by M r William Bond Juftice cf peace this 6 th day of March 1687/8 

Upon y e 10 th of Aprill 1688 I maryed in my houfe in Water- 
town John Whitney (y e fon of Jonathan W T hitney) & Mary Hap- 
good (y e daughter of Shadrach Hapgood) both of Sherborn, w th 
y e confent of friends, y e being publifhed according to law 

Upon y e 26 th of Aprill 1688 I maryed in my houfe in Water- 
town James Smith & Prudence Harrifon widdow, both of Bofton, 
having a fpeciall Lycence 

Upon y e 30 th of May 1688 I maryed in my houfe in Watertown 
Thomas Woodward of Muddy river & Tryphena Fairfield of 
w th ye con f en t of friends being publifhed according to law 

[3] 

Marriages folemnifed by me whilft I lived in Watertown 
N. E. 1688. 

Thefe 3 laft Marriages were returned to y e Court at Cambridge 
by M r William Bond Juftice of y e peace this 5 th day of June 1688 
Upon y e 24 th of Auguft 1688 I maryed in my houfe in Water- 



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town Jonatan Fairbanks of Lancafter & Mary Haward of Con- 
cord w th y e confent of Friends y e being publifhed according to law. 

This laft Marriage were returned to y e Court at Charleftown by 
M r William Bond Juftice of peace y e 4 th of September 1688. 

Upon y e 19 th of September 16SS i maryed in my houfe at Water- 
town Thomas Knop & Mary Grout of Sudbury w th y e confent of 
friends y e being publifhed according to law 

Upon y* 26 th of September 168S I maryed in my houfe at Water- 
town Richard Blofse of Watertown & Ann Cutler of Cambridge 
Farmes w th y e confent of Friends, y e being publifhed according to 
law. 

Upon y e 7 tb of November 1688 I maryed in my houfe at Water- 
town Jofeph Harrington & Joanna Mixer both of Watertown with 
y e confent of Friends, y e being publifhed according to law 

Thefe 3 laft Marriages were returned to y e Court at Cambridge 
by M r William Bond Sen r Juftice of peace y e 4 th of December 1688 

Upon y e 21 st of February 1688/9 ^ mar yed in my houfe at Water- 
town Ephraim Rife of Sudbury & Hannah Livermore of water- 
town w th y e confent of Friends, y e being publifhed according to 
law 

This Single mariage were returned to y e court at Charleftown 
by M r W. Bond Juftice, the 5 th of March 16S8/9 

Upon y e 13 th of March 1688/9 I maryed in my houfe at Water- 
town Abraham Watfon & Mary Butterfield both of Cambridge 
with y e confent of Friends, y e being publifhed according to law. 

Upon y e 20 th of March 1688/9 mar yed in my houfe at Water- 
town Jofeph Pearfe juni r & Ruth Holland both of Watertown w th 
y e confent of friends, being publifhed according to law 

Upon y e 5 th of Aprill 16S9 I maryed in my houfe at Watertown 
John Earl of Bofton (a feaman) & Mary Lawrence (y e daughter 
of George Lawrence of Watertown, but fhe now living in Bofton) 
with y e confent of Friends, y e being publifhed according to law — 

[4] 

Marriages folemnized by me in' Watertown. 

16S9. 

Upon y e 26 th of September 1689 I rnaryed in my houfe at Water- 
town Benjamin Flagg & Experience Child w th y e confent of 
Freinds y e being publifhed according to law 

Upon y e 31 st of December 1689 ^ mar y e d in my houfe at Water- 
town William Ward & Abigail Spring both of Cambridge village, 
w th y e confent of Friends, y e being publifhed according to law y e 
Deputy Governour Danforth was prefent 

Upon y e S th of January 16S9/90 I maryed in my houfe at Water- 
town John Mofse, & Elizabeth Gooding (y e daughter of Gregory 
Cooke wife by a former husband) w th y e confent of Friends, y e 
being publifhed according to law 

There is now an end of my Marrying, N. E being in fome 
meafure reftored to its old way, for w ch I defire heartily to blefs 
g d — the Magiftrats now marry, its very well, Vale conjugium, 



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Upon y 6 22 th of December 1690 I maryed in my houfe at Water- 
town Alexander Bui man & Margarett Taylor with y e confent of 
Friends y e being publifhed according to law 

This next above mentioned couple I were much adoe prevailed 
w th to marye them, ptly for my own fake, bsc I wid not give 
offence (tho I hope I fhall not) & ptly for their fake, bee its good 
doing what is done on a good foundation & w th Authority. I was 
much importuned by friends, fhe is one of my Ireland friends, 
& was once my fervt, it hath been practifed, I leave it w th g d , oh 
y* I was maryed to J. X. 

Upon y e 5 th of March 1690/1 I maryed in my houfe (t\ e. in my 
study at Watertown) Peter Allen & Mary Smethurft w th y e confent 
of Friends y e being publifhed according to law 

This above couple were my countrey Folk who by their Impor- 
tunity prevailed w th me I am not forbidden to marry, y e fore I do 
it only on fpeciall occalions 

[5] 

Manages Solemnized by me in Bofton, in N. E. 

1692 

There was by y e Generall Afsembly fitting in October & No- 
vember 1692 an order made for Minifters marying as well as 
Juftices of the peace. w ch hath encouraged me to do it at y e im- 
portunity of Friends 

Upon y e 8 th of November 1692 I maryed Jofhua Cornifh & Su- 
fanah Bennet both of Bofton (at her fathers houfe) with y e confent 
of Friends, y e being publifhed according to law. 

This above named Mariage was returned & recorded y e 21 st of 
Feb. 1692/3 by M r Webb y e T n . Clarke, M r Wilkins went to him 

Upon y e $ th of May 1693 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton Simon 
Taintor & Joanna Stone both of Watertown with y e confent of 
Friends y e being publifhed according to law 

Miming Savvin was y e Clark, & teftifyed it publickly. 

This above named mariage was recorded in y e later end of May 
or begining of June 1693 by M r Webb, M r Wilkins went w th it to 
him, I gave him 3 black doggs 

Upon y e 14 th of September 1693 I maryed (in Capt. Leggs houfe) 
Capt John Barrett & Sabella Legg both of Bofton with y e confent 
of Friends y e being publifhed according to law 

This next above named mariage was recorded y e 4 th of October 
1693 by M r Webb, I went w tb it myfelf & payd him. 

Upon y e 5 th of October 1693 I maryed in my houfe John Child 
& Hannah French both of Watertown w th y e confent of Friends 
y e being publifhed according to law 

Upon y e 19 th of October 1693 I maryed in Capt. Checkly's John 
Adams & Hannah Checkley both of Bofton w th y e confent of Friends 
y e being publifhed according to law 

The 2 above mentioned mariages was recorded by M r Webb y e 
20 th of October 1693, I delivered y m myfelf unto him 

Upon y e i6 tb of November 1693 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton 



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Samuel Capen & Ann Stone both of Doracefter (tho fhe belongs 
to Watertown) w th y e content of Friends y e being publifhed ac- 
cording to law 

This above mentioned mariage was given to M r Webb to be 
recorded by M r Wilkins y e 12 th of December 1693 w m y e money 
due to him for fo doing 

[6] 

Mariages folemnized by me in Bofton in N. E. 93. 94. 

Upon y e 13 th of December 1693 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton 
Daniel Collins & Rebekah Clemens both of Bofton w th y e confent 
of Friends y e being publifhed according to law 

This above mentioned mariage was given to M r Webb to be 
recorded by M r Wilkins y e 5 th of January 1693/4 

Upon y e 26 of April 1694 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton Wil- 
liam Brown Efq of Salem, & Sifter Rebekah Bailey in Bofton, 
y e being publifhed according to law, w tb y e confent of friends 

Upon y e 17 th of May 1694 I maryed in Bofton Jabez Beers & 
Elizabeth Barber both of Watertown w th y e confent of Friends y e 
being publifhed according to law. 

Deacon Allen was prefent. 

Thefe 2 above mentioned mariages was given by M r Wilkins 
to M r Webb to be recorded y e 18 th of May 1694. 

Upon y e 29 th of May 1694 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton 
Mathew Poole & Sarah Blake of Bofton y e being publifhed accord- 
ing to law 

This above mentioned mariage was given by M r Wilkins to M r 
Webb to be recorded y e 13 th of June 1694. 

Upon y e 3 d of July 1694 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton Thomas 
Gray of Plymouth, & Anne Little of Marfhfield with y e confent 
of Friends they being publifhed according to law 

This above mentioned mariage was given by M r wilkins to M r 
Webb to be recorded y e 24 th of July 1694 

Upon y e 9 th of Auguft 1694 I maryed Francis Thresher & Eliza- 
beth Hicks both of Bofton ( widow in her houfe in Bofton) y e 
being publifhed according to law. 

This above mentioned marriage was given by M r wilkins to M r 
Webb to be recorded y e 29 th of Auguft 1694 

Upon y e 14 th of Auguft 1694 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton a 
couple of Negros, y e mans name was George, living w th Sam. 
Gray, y e womans name was Hager living w tb M rs Sweet, al y* 
belonged to y m gave y m free & full confent, y e were not publifhed, 
for fuch ufe not to be as y e fay 

This mariage was given by M r Wilkins to M r Webb to be re- 
corded y e 16 th of January 1694/5 

[7] 

Mariages Solemnized by me in Bofton in N. E.-94-& 95- 
Upon y e 15 th of September 1694 I maryed in my houfe in Bof- 
ton Benjamin Watfon & Ann Drue both of Bofton w th y e confent 
of Friends y e being publifhed according to law 



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This above mentioned mariage was given by M r Wilkins to M r 
Webb to be recorded y e 18 th of Oct. 1694 

* Upon y e 28 of November 1694 I maryed in M r Peter Butlers 
houfe M r George Jafferyes of Piicataqua & Mrs. Anna Porter of 
Bolton they being publifhed according to law 

This above mentioned mariage was given by M r Wilkins to M r 
Webb to be recorded by him y e i8 tb of January 1694/5 

Upon y e 7 th of February 1694/5 I maryed in M r Chriftophers 
houfe in Bolton John Wiett & Hannah Garratt both of Bofton y e 
being publilhed according to law 

This above mentioned mariage was given by M r Wilkins to M r 
Webb to be recorded by him y e 14 th of March 1694/5 

Upon y e 4 of Aprill 1695 I maryed in my houfe M r Robert Fitz- 
hugh & M rs Hannah Man both of Bofton y e being publifhed ac- 
cording to law 

This above mentioned mariage was given by M r Wilkins to M r 
Webb to be recorded by him y e 23 of April 1695 

Upon y e 2 d of May 1695 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton Rob- 
ert Hanna & Hannah Maefon both of Bofton y e being publifhed 
according to law 

This above mentioned mariage was given by M r Wilkins to M r 
Webb to be recorded by him y e II th of June 1695 

Upon y e 10 th of June 1695 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton 
William Briggs & Rebekah Dyer both of Bofton, being publifhed 
accordng to law 

Upon y e 27 th of June 1695 ^ maryed in old M r Pembertons houfe 
M r Jonathen Elliston & Mis Elizabeth Wisondonk both of Bofton, 
y e being publifhed according to law 

Thefe 2 above mentioned mariages was given by M r Wilkins to 
M r Webb' to be recorded by him y e Firft of July 1695 

Upon y e 26 th of July 1693 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton Rich- 
ard Thomas & Mary Mafon both of Bofton y e being publifhed ac- 
cording to law 

This above mentioned Mariage was given by M r Wilkins to 
Capt. Savage to be recorded by him (whofe work it is at prefent) 
y e 22 of Auguft 1695 

Upon y e 15 th of Auguft 1695 I maryed a couple of M r Gibbins 
Negros in his houfe viz Toby & Jane, y e confented to it, & there 
were many witnefses 

[8] 

Mariages Solemnized by me in Bofton in N. E. 1695 1696- 

Upon y e 25 of October 1695 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton 
Humphrey Richards & Sufanna Wakefield both of Bofton with y e 
confent of Friends, y e being publifhed according to law 

Upon y e 11 th of December 1695 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton 
Nathanael Pitman & Mary George both of Bofton w th y e confent 
of Friends y e being publifhed according to law 

Thefe 2 above mentioned Mariages given by M r Wilkins to Capt. 
.Ephraim Savage to be recorded by him y e 26 th of December 1695 



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Upon y e 4 th of February 1695/6 I maryed in my houfein Bofton 
Elias Maverick & Sarah Smith both of this town y e being publifhed 
according to law 

Upon y e 13 th of February 1695/6 I maryed in old M r Pembertons 
Houfe Major Read Elding & Hannah Pemberton of Bofton y e 
being Legally publifhed 

Upon y e 9 th of April 1696 1 maryed in my houfe in Bofton Thomas 
Stevens & Sarah Place both of Bofton being legally publifhed 

Upon y e 9 th of April 1696 I maryed in my houfe in Bofton Wil- 
liam Hannah of Bofton & Martha Clark of Roxbury y e being le- 
gally publifhed 

Thefe 4 above mentioned mariages was given by myfelf to Capt. 
Ephraim Savage to be recorded by him y e 11 th of Aprill 1696 

Upon y e 24 th of March 1697 I maryed in Capt. Legs houfe Sam- 
uel Weaver & Eliz Cravath both of Bofton, being legally publifhed 

This above mentioned mariage was given by myfelf into y e hand 
of M r William Grays (to whom now it appertains) to record it 
viz this 31 of May 1697 w n I dined at M r Isaac Tay's 

Upon y e 29 of July 1697 I maryed at y e Bowling Green Jofeph 
Royall & Eliz Coleman both of Bofton being legally publifhed 

[9] [Record of those who owned y e Covenant] 

1724/5. January. 27. Oliver Livermore 

Feb, 14. Jonathan Stone Jun r 

21. George Lawrence Jun r 

March. 7. Jofhua Warren Jun r 

28. Nath 11 Bond & Ann Bond 

April. 25. Hephzibah Bond 

July. 18. Ebenezer Chenery & Ruth his wife, 



1725/6. 



1726/7 
1727. 



Nov. 14. 
Feb. 6. 
March. 27. 
May 1. 
Aug. 21. 
Sept. 11. 
Jan. 15. 
April 9. 
Nov. 5. 
19. 

Dec. 3. 
3«- 



1727/8. Jan. 14. 

Feb. 11. 
1728. Ang. 11. 



Sam 11 Hager & Hannah his wife 
Hannah Stone 
Daniel Haftings & Sarah his wife 
Jabez Stratton & Tabitha his wife 
Jon tb Harrington 
Isaac Barnard 
Samuel Jennifon Jun r 
Samuel Benjamin & Mary his wife 
Edward Jackfon & Abigail his wife 
Charles Chadwick & Sarah his wife 
Hannah Cutler made publick Confefsion of 

her sin & owned y e Covenant. 
John Dix, Samuel Dix & Mary Dix 
Simon Coolidge owned y e Covenant, and 
Caleb Benjamin & Abigail his wife made 

publick Confefsion 
Caleb Benjamin, Sufanna Benjamin, 

Abigail Benjamin & Abigail Dix 
Judith Sawin 

John Coollidge & Mercy his wife made pub- 
lick Confefsion of their sin & owned 
y e Covent. 



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172S/9, Feb. 23. Phebe Palfrey. 

1729. May 17. Nathanael Jennifon & Abigail his wife made 
publick Confefsion of their lin & 
owned y e Covenant. 
31. Sufanna Whitney. 

1 73 1. March. 28 Peter, a Negro man of M r Stone's entered 

into Covent. 

April. 11. Jolhua Learned & Elizabeth his wife made 

publick Confefsion of their fin & he 

owned y° Coven*. 
Dec r 5 Sufanna Holdin made publick Confefsion 

of her lin & owned y e Covent. 
1731/2 Feb. 27. Ruth underwood made publick Confefsion 

of her fin & was rec d into Favour 

1732. July 16. Edward Harrington & Anna his wife made 

publick Confefsion of their fin & 
owned y e Covenant 
Aug st 13. William Goddin Jun r & Martha his wife 
1732/3* Feb. 25. Allen Brown made publick Confefsion of his 
fins and Ruth Brown Made Confef- 
sion 

March. 18. Hephzibah Berry made publick Confefsion 
of her fin 

April. 29. Allen Brown 

May. 13. John Brown 
1734. Sep* 8. Henry Bond Jun r & Mary Bond made pub- 
lick Confefsion of y e sin and on 22. 
Day they owned y e Covenant. 

Oct r 20. Jofeph Wellington & Dorcas Wellington 
owned y e Covenant 

[10] 

*734- 

Nov r 24. Sufanna Cutting 
1 734/5 Feb. 9. Ebenezer Wellington made Confefsion of 
his lin w c was accepted, & y n he was 
difmifsed to y e C bh in Stoughton. 
16. Samuel Barnard 

Margaret Wafson made confefsion of her sin 
& then owned v e Covenant. 
1734/5 J anry 26. John Lawrence 
Feb. 8. Stephen Sawin 

The Following Persons have Owned y e Covenant since I was 
ordained. Dan 1 Adams 

1778 

May 17 th Will m Warren and his wife Robe 
June 28 th Moles Cooledge & Hannah his wife 
June 28 th Sufanna y e wife of Nath 1 Bright 



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[12] 



The following persons have owned the Covenant 
since I was ordained. R. R. Eliott, Viz 

1 7S0 

Nov r Lucy & Elizabeth Bond 

17S1 

March 10 th Benj a Capan & his Wife Elizabeth 



July 29 th 
Feb*- 17. 
Nov r 3. 

n 



Aug 1 24 
Nov r 16 



Dec 1 



Feb^ 
May 
Oct r 
Dec r 26 



3°- 
7 

1. 
2. 
i7 



Aug* 21 
Oct 1 30 
Xov r 6 



Aug 1 7. 
March 4. 

July 27 
Nov r 23 

Oct r 1 1 

March 4 

June 2 

March 9 



17S2 

Moses Warren & his TVife 
John Bullard & his Wife 
Will m Beals & his Wife 
Hugh Mason & his Wife 

1733 

Andrew Stimpson & his Wife 
Abijah Stone & his Wife 
Daniell Jackson 
Joseph Bright & his Wife 

17S4 

Lucy the Wife of Daniel Jackson 

Nathaniell Bemifs & Wife 
Jonathan Stone 
Joseph Coolidge & his Wife 

17S5 

Francis Faulkner & his Wife 

Thomas Vose & his Wife 

Susana the Wife of John Cooke Jun r 

17S6 

Lydia the Wife of Nathan Porter 

17S7 

Kate the Wife of Stephen Harris Jun r 
17SS 

Thomas Clarke & his Wife 
Benjamin Hastings & wife 

1789 

John George 

1792 
Moses Mason 

l 793 

Kathy Wife of Ezekiel Whitney Jun r 
Charles Bond & Wife 

r 794 
John \ inal 



[13] 

March 30 

June 21 
Oct r 16 



July 17 
Sep* 1 1 
Oct r 2 

June 4 

Jan y 7 
May 13 
June 24 

June 7 
July 12 
Aug* 2 

Oct r 2 

Sep r 6 
Nov 1 ' 10 

May 14 

[14] 

May 22 

June 19 
Oct r 1 

Oct 1 29 
Nov r 5 



June 3 
Nov r 4 



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1794 
Sarah Saunders 

1795 
Sukey Norcrofs 
Elizabeth Coolidge Freeman 

1796 

Joshua Underwood & wife 
Peter Clark & wife 
Joshua Grant & wife 

1797 

Sarah Wife of Isreal Cooke 
1798 

John Durant & wife 
Phinehas Hovey & wife 
Luke Bemis 

1801 

John Tucker & Wife 
Joseph Pierce & wife 
William Bond & wife 
James Simmons & wife 
Jonathan Alden & wife 

1803 

Elisha Livermore & wife 
Luther Coolidge & Wife 

. 1805 
Jofeph Russell & Wife 
Paul Kendal & wife 
Andrew Blackmer & wife 

1808 

Jonathan Robbins 



Tyler Bigelow & Wife 

Henry Dalrymple & Wife 

Nathaniel R. Whitney Jun. & Wife 

Charles Whitney & Wife 

Afa Stone & wife and Luther Barrett 

1809 

Jonathan Child & Wife 
Isaac Patten & Wife 

1810 
Levi Thaxter 
Thaddeus Cole & Wife 



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181 1 

Jan y 20 Seth Bemis & wife 

June 23 John Trull & Wife 

July 26 Anna Bent 

Sep r 22 Nathaniel Harrington & wife 

1S12 

Jan y 5 Joseph Bird & wife 

1513 Nov 14 Phebe S. Stone 

1514 Sep r iS Mary Rand. Sophia Leath 
1815 July 16 Mary Robbins 

30 Sarah Robbins 
1S16 April 21 Jonathan Stone Jun r & wife 

Julianna Wife of Charles Stone 

[Pages 15 to 41 inclusive blank.] 



[42] Marriages 

Nov 1 ' 23 d 1 780. Phineas Stearnes & Efther Sanderson were married 
Dec r 7 th 1780 John Sangar & Ame Trask were marr (l 
Dec r 28. 17S0 Isaac Parkhurst & Lucy White were married 



The following account of persons baptized by the Rev d M r Seth 
Storer was soon after his Decease, transcribed from his interleaved 
Almanaks by his Nephew Eben r Storer Esq 1- . An account of the 
persons baptized by M r Storer previous to the iS lh of April 1773 
is entered in this Book. See page [222.] 

1773 

May 23 Susanna Daughter of John Hunt Jun r 
July 25 Phineas Son of Thomas Learned 

Aug 1 8 Katherine Daugh 1 of Nath 1 Sparhawk at Cam- 

bridge Village 
Sep 4 30 Elizabeth Daughter of Samuel Soden 
Oct r 17 Parnel Daugh r of Jonathan Learned Jun r 

Lucy Daugh r of John Stratton 
?,i Elisha Son of Amos Livermore 



[43] 



Nov 1 21 Susannah Daughter of Joshua Kendall 
J 774 

Feb y 20 Frances Daughter of William Fuller 

Christopher. Son of Christopher Grant Jun r 
27 Thomas Son of Daniel Cornwall 

March 13 Elizabeth Daughter of Josiah Bright 
Lois Daughter of Josiah Bright 
James Son of William Leaned 
Israel Son of Israel Whitney 



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20. Rhoda Daughter of David Coolidge 
27 Lydia Daughter of Henry Sanderson 
May 8 David & Susana Twins of Jonas Barnard 

15 William Son of Nathaniel Rogers ) 
Abigail Daughter of Phineas Robbins ) 

at Newton 

June 12 Lucy Daughter of Penuel Park 
26 Grant Son of Jedediah Learned 
Joseph Son of Jonathan Whitney 
July 10 Grace Daughter of Elkanah Wales 
31 Kezia Daughter of Zachariah Shed 

Edmund Son of Edmund Fowle 

[44] 

Aug. 14 Nathaniel Son of John Tainter Jun r 
Moses Son of Josiah Norcrofs 
21. Daniel & John the Sons ) 
Sarah & Hannah the Daughters of } 

of Daniel Bond 
2S Relief Daughter of John Wellington 
Sep* 11. Hannah Daughter of Amos Bond 
Oct r 2. John Son of Ezekiel Hall 

Mary Daughter of Joseph Gardner 
23 Benjamin Son of Phineas Jinnison 
Sybill Daughter of W m Chenery 
Nov 1 6 Aaron Son of W m Sanger 
Abner Son of Abner Craft 
Rebecca Daughter of Eyris Tainter 
Lucy Daughter of Stephen Whitney 

[45] 

The following account of persons rec d into full communion by 
the Rev d M r Storer was also transcribed from his interleaved Al- 
manacks 

1773 

May 23 Charity Capen 
July 25 Josiah Bisco 

Dec 1 * 19 Samuel Barnard & Elizabeth Barnard 
1774 

April 17 Jonas Barnard & Abigail Barnard 

Mary Coolidge & Dorothy Coolidge 
24 Amos Bond 
May 22 Mercy Coolidge 
June 5. ' Sarah, Elizabeth, & Mary Fisk 



See page [304.] 



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[46] 

Form of the Covenant to be administered to those who join in 
full Communion with the Church. 

You do now in the presence of the great God, and this chris- 
tian Afsembly, profefs your belief in the holy Scriptures, that 
they are the word of God, and the only rule of our faith and 
obedience, You believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Son of 
God and the only Mediator between God and Man, and with all 
your heart, you desire to give up yourself to God, in an everlast- 
ing covenant, and to accept of Jesus Christ as your Saviour and 
Redeemer, in the way prescribed in the Gofpel, and solemnly 
promise [47] that by the help of divine grace, you will lincerely 
endeavour to conform to the rules & precepts of our holy religion, 
to forsake the sins and vanities of this evil world, and to approve 
yourself a true diciple of Jesus Christ, in all good behaviour, to- 
wards God and towards man. And, particularly, you promise, 
that you will endeavour to walk with this Church, while you have 
opportunity, in the exercise of christian affection, in conforming 
to the regulations, and submitting to the discipline of the Church, 
in all things, agreeably to what you do know, or may hereafter 
know, to be your duty. 

Do you make this profession, and take upon you the obligation 
of this Covenant? I then declare you to be a Member in [48] 
full Communion with the Church of Christ, and we who are 
members of the Church, do promise and engage, that by the help 
of the divine Spirit, we will make it our lincere aim and en- 
deavour, to treat you in every respect, as a member of the feme 
body with ourselves, watching over you and that for your good, 
with a spirit of meeknefs, love and tendernefs, earnestly praying, 
that the Lord God, the great Head of the Church, would dwell 
among us, that his blessed Spirit, may be upon us, and that his 
glorious kingdom may be advanced by us. Amen. 

[49] 

Form of the Covenant to be administered to these who own the 
Covenant. 

You do now in the presence of the great God, and this christian 
Assembly, profefs your belief in the holy Scriptures, that they 
are the word of God, and the only rule of our faith and obedience : 
You believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and the 
only Mediator between God and Man, and with all your heart, 
you desire to give up yourself to God, in an everlasting Covenant, 
and to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Redeemer, in the 
way prescribed in the Gospel, and you folemnly promise, that by 
the help of divine grace you will fincearely endeavour to conform 
to the rules and [50] precepts of our holy religion, to forsake the 
sins and vanities of this evil world, and to approve yourfelf a true 
disciple of Jesus Christ in all good behaviour towards God, and 
towards man, And you likewise fubmit to the government and 
discipline of Christ in his Church, and engage to walk in all things, 
agreeably to what you do know, or may hereafter know, to be 
your duty. 



no 



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Do you thus profefs and promise? I then declare you to be 
entitled to all the privileges which are usually given by this 
Church, to those, who take upon them the obligations of this 
Covenant. 

[51 to Gl inclusive] all blank. 

[68] 

An Epitaph upon my Dear Wife's Tomb Stone in Watertown 
in N. E. made by M r Moodey : 

Pious Lydia made and given by God 
As a moft meet help to John Bailey 
Minifter of y e Golpel — 
Good betimes, Beft at laft, 
Lived by Faith, Dyed in peace 
Went oft singing, Left us weeping, 
Walked w th God till tranflated in y e 
39 yeare of her age April 16, 1691 

Read her Epitaph inProv. 31, 10, 11, 12, 28, 29, 30,31. 
[See page 292] 

[63] 

Epitaph upon 2 or 3 pfons I were acquainted with, 

Brother Thomas and my D r wife Lydia. 
An Epitaph upon M r Sherman in Watertown in N. E. In my 

time, my Honorable predecefsor, made by M r Willard. 
" Johannis Shermanni, Maxima? Pietatis, Gravitatis, & Candoris 

Viri 

In Theologia plurimum verfati, In concionando vere Chryfof- 
tomi, 

In Artibus Liberalibus pnecipue Mathematicis incomparabilis ; 
Aquitamenlis Ecclefioe in Nova Anglia fideliffimi Paftoris, 
Collegii Harvardini Infpectoris & Socii, 
Qui poftquam annis plus minus XLV Chrifto fuit 
YIIIIPET1IS [i.e. under rowers y e fteer y e fhip towards 4ieaven,] 
in Ecclesia Fidus — Morte Matura tranfmigravit 
et a Christo pal ma Decoratus eft, 
A.D. MDCLXXXV, Augusti. 8. 
^tatis. Sua- LXXII. 
Memorise." 

This is better written in y e end of my Concordance. 
An Epitaph upon my Brother Thomas Tomb Stone, 
In Watertown in N. E. Made by M r Moody. 

" Here lyes y e precious duft of 
Thomas Bailey, 
A painful preacher, A Mofc dcfirable neighbour, • 

An Exemplary Liver, A pleafant Companion, 

A Tender Hufband, A Common Good, 

A Careful Father, A Cheerful doer, 

A Brother for Adverflty, A patient Sufferer, 

A Faithful Friend, Lived much in a little time. 



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A Good Copy for all Survivors, 
Aged 35 years 
Slept in Jefus 21 of January 16SS." 

[Epitaph in the Granary Burial Ground of Boston, 

" Here lyeth interred the Body of the 
Reverend and Faithful Minister 
Of the Gospel in Boston 

M r John Bailey 
aged 54 years who 

Deceased the 12 of December 1687"] 



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[65] 

A Legacy being left, by M rs Ann Mills late of Watertown to 
the Church in the Eaft part of this Town, which Legacy coniifted 
of Two Hun 11 . Eighty Three p* 8 10 s . The Church chofe a Com- 
mittee to let the fame out upon Interest ; which Interest was to be 
paid to the Minister & Deacons to be difpofed of by them accord- 
ing to the laft will of y e f' 1 M rs . Mills. 

The account of what has been received, & to what objects of 
Charity difpofed of, follows. 

1730. 

May. 13. Received of the Churches Comittee 

which was difpofed of to the following 

Perfons Viz. 
To M rs Chamberlain 40/ 
To the widow Sarah Perry. 20/ 
To the wife of Sam 11 Warren 20/ 
To Martha Whitney 20/ 
To the widow Ruth Coollidge 



£ 


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00. 


00 


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£ 7 . 


1 1. 


3 



Dec. 13 



Received of the Churches Comittee £9 : 00 : o 
which was given to the following per- 
fons viz. 

To the wife of Ebenezer Biggelow 3 : 00 : o 

To M r Eph. Cutter Sen r 1 : 05 : o 

To his wife Beth in h Cutter 1 : 05: o 

To Martha Whitney 1 : 00 : o 

To M r Benj a Chadwick 1 : 05 : o 

To widow Ruth Coollidge 1 : 05 : o 



£9 : 00 : o 



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I73i- 

July 26. Received of the Churches Comittee 1 18 o" 6 
Eighteen pounds five Shillings & fix pence ) 1 ' 
of w° was given To y e widow Sufanna 

Benjemin 3. 00. 00 

To Ep. Cutter Sen' 1. 00. 00 

To Martha Whitney 1. 00. 00 

JC5. 00. 00 



1 73V3 

March. 5 th Rec. of the Churches Committee, by 

y e Minifter & Deacons. 14. 12. 1 

To Eph. Cutter 00. 18. o 

March. 5. To Margrett Warren 01. ro. o 

Sam 11 Warrens Wife 1. 10. o 

Martha Whitney 2. 00. o 

Benj a Chadwicks Wife 3, 00 o 

W m Goddin Sen r I. 5. 5 

Widow Sufanna Benjamin 2. 00. o 

£12. 3. 5 

[66 to 77] Occupied with the continued account of this fund. 
[78] Blank 

[79] 1798 

A List of the persons who have contributed towards the fupport 
of the Communion Table, in Watertown with the funis by them 
respectively paid. Viz- 

John Remington ....... £0 3 O 

Josiah Mixer ........ 23 

Ruth Stone ........ 16 

Easter Cook . . . . . . . 9 

Daniel Sawin . . . . • . .. 16 

Jedediah Leathe ....... 30 

Daniel Whitney ....... 30 

Samuel White . 30 

Richard Clark . . . ... . 16 

ses Coolidge . . . • . . • 30 

Susanna Bond . . . , . . . 16 

Eunice Coolidge ....... 16 

Mary Stearnes . . . . . . 16 

Sarah Clark . . ' . . . . . . 16 

Sibil Livermore . . . . . . . 16 

Amos Bond ........ 30 

Joanna Cook . . . . . . . 9 



[80 to 85] occupied with continuation of this list. 



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[86 to 89] Blank. 
[90 to 119] " Texts." 
[120 to 127] Blank. 
[128] 

At a meeting of the Church belonging to the East part of Wa- 
tertown January. y e 22 nd 172S/9 

The Following votes were pafsed viz' 

Voted. 1. Wether the Church be of the mind to chufe a Com- 
mittee to receive what is due to this Church by vertue of the last 
Will and Testamont of M rs Anne Mills, late of Watertown de- 
ceafed. It pafsed in the affirmative. 

Voted. 2. That Lieu 1 Sam 11 Stearns, Deacon John Coollidge 
Deacon Joseph Malbn, Lieu* Joseph Coollidge & M r Nath u Har- 
ris be the Church's Comittee to act on their behalf in referrence 
to the aforsaid Legacy. 

Voted. 3. Whether the Church doth invest the faid Comittee 
with full Power to recover and receive, in their behalf, the whole 
that is or i'hall be due to this Church by virtue of the aforsaid last 
Will and Testament of M rs Anne Mills, of the Executors of faid 
Will, or of fuch of them as.fhall be furviving, and in the name of 
the Church to give faid Executors a Difcharge or Difcharges 

It pafsed in the affirmative. 

Voted. 4. Whether the Church doth empower the aforesaid 
Comittee to let out upon Lawful Interest, they having fuch Secur- 
ity as they think fufficient, that part of the eftate of the abovesaid 
Anne Mills, which doth or f hall belong to this Church, which In- 
terest fhall be paid in yearly to the Minister or Ministers and Dea- 
cons. It pafsed in the affirmative. 

Voted. 5. That if the Minister or Ministers and Deacons of 
this Church fee need to call for part or all of the Principal of the 
above mentioned Eftate, as well as for the interest of it we do ac- 
knowledge that they have full power to do it, and their receipt 
shall be the Comittee's Difcharge for fuch Sum or Sums as they 
receive of them. Atteft. Seth Storer Paftor. 

[129] 

At a Meeting of The Church belonging to the Eaft part of Wa- 
tertown. October 13 111 1 73 1 . 

1. Put to vote, whether the Church be of the mind that Daniel 
Whitney, (he having explicitly owned the Covenant among, and 
fubmitted himself to the Watch and Difcipline of thofe who acted 
as a third Church in Watertown, and having a Child baptized by 
M r Robert Sturgeon after the Refult of the Council of Churches 
met at watertown on May 1. 1722,) could juftly claim the privi- 
lege of Baptifm for his Children, before he had made Satisfaction. 

It pafsed in the negative. 



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2. Put to Vote whether the Church do leave it with the Min- 
ister and Deacons to receive fuch Satisfaction, from s' 1 whitney, 
as they shall think fufficient, and that in behalf of the Church. 

It pafsed in the affirmative. 

July. 15. 1736. 

At a meeting of the Church of Chrift in the Eaft part of Water- 
town in order to make choice of fome fuitable Perfon to the office 
of a Deacon in faid Church, the Bretheren voted & chofe M r Jo- 
seph Mafon to faid office, and he declared his acceptance thereof. 

Atteft. Seth Stoker Paftor. 

May. 29. 1 741. 

At a meeting of the Church of Chrift in Watertown in Order 
to make Choice of fome fuitable perfon to the office a Deacon in 
faid Church, the Bretheren voted & chofe M r Joseph Cooliidge to 
faid office, who accepted thereof. 

Atteft. Seth Storer Paftor. 

June 27 th 1749. 

At a meeting of the Church of Chrft in Watertown in Order to 
make Choice of fome fuitable Perfon to the office of a Deacon in 
faid Church, the Bretheren voted & chofe M r Samuel Fifk to faid 
office & he accepted thereof 

Atteft. Seth Storer Paftor. 

[130] 

July. 14 th 1749. 

At a Meeting of the Church of Chrift in Watertown An account 
was exhibited to faid Church by fome of the faid Committee, cho- 
fen to let out on Intereft M rs Ann Mills's Legacy to faid Church, 
of their discharging the Truft repofed in them as the Churches 
Committee for the Time paft ; after reading whereof it was put to 
vote, viz 1 

Voted. 1. Whether the Church be fatisfied with the account 
given unto the Church by faid Committee? 

It paft in y e Affirmative. 

Voted. 2. Whether the Bretheren of the Church give their 
Thanks to faid Committee for their faithful Care in the Difcharge 
of their office as the Churches Committee? 

It paft in y e Affirmative. 

Voted. 3. Whether the Church be of the mind to chufe two 
perfons to fupply the vacancies made in the Churches Comittee 
to let out M rs Ann Mills's Legacy, in the Room of two of faid 
Committee removed by Death? It paft in y e Affirmative. 

Voted. 4. Voted & chofe Deacon Samuel Fifk to be one of 
the Churches Committee to let out the Legacy left to this Church 
by M rs Ann Mills. Atteft Seth Storer Paftor 

Voted. 5. Voted & chofe Capt. John Tainter to be one of the 
Churches Committee to let out on Intereft the Legacy left to this 
Church by M rs Ann Mills. Attest. Seth Storer Paftor. 



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June 12. 1 761. At a Meeting of the Church of Chrift in Water- 
town in order to make choice of fome fuitable Perfon to be a Dea- 
con in laid Church, the Bretheren voted & chofe Cap* John Tain- 
ter to faid office ; and he declared his acceptance thereof. 

Atteft Seth Storer Paftor. 

Voted. 2. Whether the Church be of the Mind to chufe a Per- 
fon to fupply the vecency made in the Churches Comittee to let 
out M 1S Ann Mills's Legacy, in the Room of Nath 1 Harris Efq r 
removed by Death. It paft in the affirmative. 

Voted. 3. Voted & chofe Nath r Stone to be one of y e Churches 
Comittee for the fervice aforesaid. 

Atteft Seth Storer Paftor. 

[131] 

June 12 th 1761. At a Church Meeting, Deacon Samuel Fifk 
rendred An Account of the Churches Comittee's Difcharge of their 
Truft in letting out M 1S Ann Mills' Legacy to faid Church & their 
receiving the Intereft due thereon to the middle of laft July, which 
was accepted by the Bretheren. 

Voted. The Bretheren of the Church voted fd Comittee Thanks 
for their faithful difcharge of their office. 

Atteft Seth Storer Paftor 

1777. Nov r 22 d . M! Nathaniel Stone was Chofen to the office 
of Deacon in the Church, of which he accepted. 

The Same Day M 1 Sam 11 White was Chofen one of the Com tee 
to take care of the Legacy Left to this Chh : by M rs Ann Mills. 

Att 1 Sam 11 Fisk Moderator 

1780 Oct r 27 th 

At a meeting of the Chh of Christ in Watertovvn The following 
Votes were pafsed, Viz. 

Vote i ly That all Confcfsions & acknowledgements for Crimes 
committed should hereafter be mad before the Chh and not before 
the Congregation. 

Vote 2 d . That all persons who have ftood propounded the ufual 
time & against whom no objections have been offered, should be 
received into the Chh by the Paftor without an exprefs Vote of the 
Chh they publickly afsenting to the holy Covt. 

Atteft Richard R. ELroT Paftor 

[132] 

J 793 

April 3. At a meeting of the Chh of Christ in Watertown the 
following Votes were pafsed Viz — 

Voted. That a Committee of the Chh be chosen to take care of 
the monies belonging to the Chh, to collect any Debts which may 
be due to the Chh, to receive any monies belonging to the Chh 
which may now be in the hands of any person or perfons, — & 
apply them for the use of y e Chh in such a manner as they may 
think proper, unlefs they are the procedes of certain donations here- 
tofore made to the Chh. in which Case the Committee are to apply 



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the money to fuch uses as have been exprefsly pointed out by the 
Donors. 

Voted. That Deacon Leathe, Dea 11 Whetney & M 1 ' Soden be a 
Commit'' to act in behalf of the Chh, in respect to the Matters 
which are mentioned in the preceeding vote — 

at 4 Richard R. Eliot Pastor 

[133] 

i795 

June 28. At a meeting of the Chh of Ch* in Watertown 

Voted. That Roger Adams & his Wife be dismissed from this 
Chh, & be recommended to the Church under the pastoral Care of 
the Rev. M r Greenouoh of Newton. They having signified to the 
Chh that it is their desire to receive fuch a Dismission. 

At a meeting of the Church of Christ in Watertown on Mon- 
day the 2 i l of Oct. 1799, the following Votes were passed Viz. 

1. Voted, that all persons who have or shall hereafter own the 
Covenant shall enjoy the Privilege of having their Children Bap- 
tized. 

2. Voted, that all the Flagons & other pewter vessells belong- 
ing to the Church, shall be fold as foon as may be & that two Sil- 
ver Tankards shall be purchased for the use of the Church, with 
the money belonging to the Church which has not been otherwise 
appropriated. & that Dea 11 Leathe & Dea 11 Whitney be requested 
to purchase them. 

[134] 

Vote 3 d . Voted, that in all future Contributions of the Church 
for thefupply of the Communion Table, the Members of the Chh 
present shall contribute 25 Cents each, & that the money then con- 
tributed be paid into the hands of the Deacons. 

4. Voted That whenever the fums of money which have been 
contributed for the supply of the Communion Table shall have 
been expended, an account of such expenditure shall be rendered 
to the Pastor by the Deacons, & that a time be appointed by the 
Pastor for another Contribution to be held by the Church. 

5. Voted that in all future Contributions of the Church, for the 
fupply of the Communion Table, which may be appointed by the 
Pastor, the amount of the fums thus Contributed be afsertained by 
the Pastor, & an account thereof be kept by him. 

[135] 

At a meeting of the Church of Christ in Watertown Feb y io tb 
1802, in order to make choice of some fuitable person to the office 
of a Deacon in said Church — the Brethren Voted & chose Col. 
Moses Coolidge to said office. At the same meeting of the Church 
the following Votes were passed. Viz 

Vote 1. That Dea n Coolidge be empowered to act as an agent 
in behalf of the Church, to fettle with the administrator of the Es- 
tate of Dea Daniel Whitney, relative to any sum or sums of mon- 



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ey which may have been deposited in his hands, belonging to the 
Church, & which he had not an opportunity of appropriating to 
the use for which it had been committed to his care. 

Vote 2 rt . That Col. Amos Bond be empowered in the Name & 
behalf of the Church 

[136] 

to take the pewter Vessels belonging to the Church, of the persons 
who have the care of them,& to dispose thereof to the best advan- 
tage in behalf of the Chh. 

That the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper be administered in the 
Church on the first Sabbath of the month of april next, & on the 
first Sabbath of the seven following Months & that the adminis- 
tration of the sacrament be omitted, during the Space, intervening 
between the first Sabbath in Nov r & the first Sabbath in aprill, an- 
nually. 

At a meeting of the Church of Christ in Watertown August 7 th 
1805 — held for the purpose ot choosing fome fuitable Person to fill 
the office of a Deacon in faid Church, the Brethren voted by 
written votes, upon counting of which it appeared that Col. Amos 
Bond was unanimously chosen to faid office. 

[137] 

At a meeting of the Church of Christ in Watertown Dec r 21 st 
1814, the following votes were passed, Viz. 

Vote 1 That the Sacrament of the Lords-Supper be adminis- 
tered in future on the first Sabbath of every month in the year. 

Vote 2 That a Sacramental Lecture on each Friday preceed- 
ing the first Lords-Day of the following month, Viz, January 
March, May, July, September & November 

Vote 3 That the Treasurer of the Church be requested, to ob- 
tain a renewal of all the Notes belonging to the Church now in 
his pofsession as foon as may be after the first of January next. 

Vote 4. That the Treasurer be requested to adjust his account, 
as foon as may be, & give a Note upon Interest for the ballance, 
& keep the fame on file, with the other Notes belonging to the 
Church. 

[138] 

At a meeting of the Church of Christ in Watertown on the 18 th 
of Dec r 1815 they pafsed the following Vote, Viz — 

That whenever any three members of the Church desire that a 
meeting of the Church be holden, they shall agree upon the time 
& place of such meeting & {hall make application to the Pastor, 
to furnish them with a notification for the purpose, & shall pro- 
ceed to notify all the members of the Church accordingly. 

At a meeting of the Church of Christ in Watertown on the 17 th 
of Nov r 181 7, in order to make choice of some fuitable person to 
the office of a Deacon in said Church the meeting was opened 
with Prayer the Brethren voted & chose M r John Tucker to said 
office. 



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[139 to 161] Blank. 

[162 & 163] [Meditations upon Bible texts.] 

[164] 

iSoo March 17 th 
Deacon Jedediah Leathe to the Chh in Watertown D r . 
To Cash contributed by fundry Persons & deposited 

in your hands £11-13-7- 
To Cash paid by the Chh. 1-5. -o- 

£12-18-7 

1800 March 17 
Deacon Daniel Whitney to the Chh in Watertown D r 
To cash contributed by fundry Persons and de- 
posited in your hands 
To Cash paid by the Chh 



[165] 

1800 March 17 th 
By fundry payments & expenditures in behalf 
of the Chh 

By fundry payments & expenditures in behalf 
of the Chh 

[166-187] Blank. 
[188] [Religious Thought.] 
[189] 

To full communion in the church at Watertown was admitted, 
1637 ( or previously) Capt Patrick, once of the prince of orange's 
guards and made a member of the church in order to receive the 
rights of a freeman and be qualified to take the command of the 
Massachusetts men in the Pequod War — see Hutchinson Vol. 1 
P76. 

[190] 

Such as I admitted in Watertown to y e L ds fupper. 

Y e 5 of December 86. I admitted 9 to full comunion, mr 
Samuell Thacher & his wife Mary, Sarah Sawin, & Judith Sawin 
(y e wives of Muning & John) Margret Taylor (my maid) — Jofeph 
Underwood, mis Train, Jofeph Whitney's wife viz Martha, & 
Joanna Stone. Before y r Admifsion, I fd 3 things to all prefent, 
(1) I mowed w* made y m worthy & y* before Gd, & men, as to y r 
former only grace did, & as to y e later both knowledge, & a blame- 
less life (2) y* all thefe were able to give me a particular account of 
gds dealing w th y r foules-(3) y* I had defired y m all to fay fome- 
thing if y e could at y r Admifsion for y e edification of others 



£12-7-11 
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£12-17-11 

O 

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but y e being neither able nor free, I told y m all I durft not Im- 
pofe it on y m having no warrant for it — y n I read briefly w* had 
pafsed betwixt y m & me as to y r grace — y 11 called for y e vote of y e 
ch & had it, & y n y e pmifed to cary becomingly, & y e were Ad- 
mitted, & after y fc briefly advifed to fomethings, efp to y r family, & 
tongue Govern* 

Y e 30 th of January 16S6/J I admittted 11, viz Tho. Whitney, 
Eliz. Fifk, Eliz. Bafham, Eliz. Gofte, Ann Stone, John Edy, Nich. 
With & his wife, young James Cornifh, Eliz. Barnard, Rebekah 
Farnworth [Remarks made at admissions from here on generally 
omitted.] 

Y e 27 th of March 1687 I admitted 14 (w cb was remarkable) viz 
Sarah Philips, Mary Philips, Elizabeth Underwood, M r Abiah 
Sherman, Joieph Mafon, M r Wil. Bond, (Justice of peace) old M r 
Jo. Bifcoe, Thomas Ryder, George Lawrence, Anna Livermore, 
Elizabeth Deeks, Judith Jenningfon, Sarah Warren, & Sarah 
Mixer 

Y e 8 th of May 87. I admitted 6, viz Lidia Bowman, (y e wife 
of young Francis Bowman) Thomas Strait, Benjamin Pearfe & 
his wife Hannah, M rs Grace Sherman, & Sarah Whitney, y e wife 
of Nathanael Whitney this day Nat. Holland openly acknowledged 
his lye 

Y e 19 of June 87, I admitted 6, viz Eliz. Tanter (y e wife of 
Tanter) Margret Warren, Eliz. Lawrence (y e wife of George 
Lawrence) Abia Sanders (y e wife of Jon. Sanders) Richard Cut- 
ting, & Jo. Bacon. I hinted at Cor. 8. 5 

[191] 

Such as I baptized in Watertown 1686. 
Y e 6 of October 16S6 I was folemnly fett y fc for y e Paftorall 
work at Watertown, w th out Imposition of Hands. I am lick of it, 
& unfitt for it, but y e many particulars y % attend this work I wholly 
omitt 

Oct. 17. 86. I baptized 3 viz Ifraell Pierce, y e child of Jofeph 
Pierce, about a year old. And Mercy Begulah y e child of John 
Begulo, a young child. And Thomas Milling a young man who 
Pfefsed his Faith in X & obed to him 

Y e 24 of Oct. 86. I baptized 10 all of y m under a year old 
Samuell Livermores child called Nathanaell. William Bonds 
called Diliverance. John Parkis called George. Juftinian Hol- 
den's called Elizabeth. Tho. Hamon's, called Thomas. John 
Cutting's called George. Michaell Flegs called Abigail. Thomas 
Bonds called Sarah all thefe related to the church, but y e other 2 
were not, only formerly M r Sherman baptized their children, viz 
Samuell Thacher's called John, & Theophilus Philips, called 
Mary 

Y e 7 of November 86, I baptized 6 viz Stephen Willis child 
(who belongs to y e church in Brantrey) viz Benjamin, & Jonathan 
Stimpfons child viz Rebecca, & Tho. Williams child (who at 
prefent lives in Wooborn his wife formerly lived in this town & 
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Alfo I baptized James Knopp a young man, & John Price a young 
man, & alio Mary Price his Sifter, but Ihe is maryed, & her huf- 
band from her above thefe 2 yeares, y e Ld blefs this ord to y m 

Y e 14 th of November I baptized 3 children, viz Abraham Geals 
child (who is a member y e church) viz Ebenezer, it was young. 
& Abigail Townfends child (her hufbands name I know not) viz 
Martin. & John Bonds child, called Abigail, not a fortnight old 

Y e 21. of November 86 I baptized 12, viz Tredaways child called 
Jofiah, & John Chinerys child (who owned y e Cov 1 ) called Sarah, 
& 5 of old Simon Millings children, viz Simon, Richard, Mary, 
James, & John. & David Fifks wife viz Elizabeth (in order to 
Admifsion) & her child David. & George Adams wife Martha 
who owned y e Cov*, & her child called George. & Mary Adams 
who is his Sifter, who owned y e Cov* 

Y e 28 of Nov. 86 I baptized 9 viz 4 children of Tho. Underwood 
(who owned y e Gov* privately, & his wife publickly) viz Thomas, 
Jonathan, Mary & Elizabeth. And Jonathan Smithes wife viz 
Jane. And Sarah Jane and her child Jonathan, & Widow Fifks 
daughter viz Elizabeth. And Sarah Sanders, viz William Sanders 
daughter. And Samuell Severn y e widows fon 

Y e 5 of December 86. I baptized 7, viz 6 of John Aplin who 
owned y e Cov*, viz John, Thomas, Mary, Hannah, Bafhuah, 
Abiah. & Benjamin Davis who owned y e Cov fc 

[192] 

Such as were Admitted by me to Full Communion In Water- 
own — 1687 

Y e 31 of July 16S7 I admitted 6, viz Tho. Cutler, Thomas Mil- 
lings, Benjamin Goddard, Sarah Cuttings, Abiah Leafon, & Eliza- 
beth WiNington, I fpent fome time in a word in Benj. Goddards 
relation, viz a child of y e Covn 1 , oh y fc g d wid blefse it for much 
good. Eliz. Willington is y e wife of Jofeph Willington 

Y e 13 th of November I admitted 7, viz Philip Shattock, Ben- 
jamin Flegg, Jonathan Stimfon, Abigaill Townfend (y e wife of 
Martin Townfend) Elizabeth Chinery (y e wife of John Chinery) 
Sufanna Grout (y e wife of Jofeph Grout) Elizabeth Nevenfon (y e 
wif of John Nevinfon, whom I admitted w th out a Relation her 
hufband who is of y e church of England wid not fufTer it, but y e 
church was fatiffyed in her w lh out it), I hope g d will blefse y m , & 
make y m blefsings 

Y e 8 th of January I admitted 3, viz M r William Goddard, Abi- 
gail Fox (y e wife of Ifaac Fox, of Miftick, or Medford as it is 
called) & Bithia Satle 

Y 4 th March 1687/8 I admitted 3 viz Calib Church, Stephen 
Cook, & Abraham Brown I had faid fomething largely to y m but 
y' I had other matters y fc day 

Ye 15 th of Aprill 1688 I admitted one viz Samuell Bigelow. 

Y 19 of Auguft 1688 I admitted 6, viz young John Warren & 
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Y e i I th of November 1688 I admitted 4 viz John Ball & his wife, 
John Aplin, & Walter Taylor, now admitted by me 76 

Y e 3 d off February 1688/9 ^ admitted 7 viz John Whitmore of 
Miftick, young Henery Spring, Sufannah Cook (viz Gregory Cooks 
wife) Samuell Stearnes, John Child (who was baptized by me a 
year ago) Elizabeth Gale (y e wife of John Gale) & Mary Grant, 
who was baptized by me not long a gon — now 83, 

Y e 17 th of March 1688/9 1 admitted 6 viz Rebeka Shattuck (i.e 
Philips wife,) Hepzibah Bond, (i. e young Williams wife) Eliza- 
beth Stimfon (i. e Jonathans wife) Benjamin Taylor, Danyell 
Stone & his wife, to whom I f d fomething. 

[193] 

Such as were baptized by me in Watertown. 1686. 
Upon y e 26 of December 86 I baptized 13, viz Jofeph Grants 
child (who owned y e Cov 1 fome old bufinefs brought againft him, 
but nothing proved) viz Mary. Ebenezer Stones child who lives 
in Cambridge village, viz Ebenezer, & Allin Fleggs child (who 
owned y e Cov 1 ) viz Sarah, & Sarah Thropp, & Mary Throp, & 
Elizabeth Goodwin, & Margaret Fisk, & Elizabeth Dill, all w cb 
owned y e Covenant & Jofeph Mafons wife, y* both of y m ftood 
acknowledging & taking shame to y m felves for her name was 
Mary, baptized 2 of y r children viz Mary & Hefter. I baptized 
John Knop, & his child Sarah, he & his wife alfo ftood as it were 
in y e ftool of repentance for y e fame Folly, much was sd to y m w 011 
I now pafs by 

Y e 2 d of January S6/7 I .baptized 3. viz Nathanell Brights 
child called Nathanaell, & Miming Sawins child called Abigail, & 
Mary Gregg who owned y e covenant. 

Y e 9 of January 86/7 I baptized 4 children viz Tho. Cutlers 
(who had formerly owned y e covent) viz James, & 2 of Jo. Har- 
ringtons (who now owned y e covenant, viz Johnj & Hannah, & 
one of Nat. Bonds whofe wife owned y e covenant, viz Nathanaell. 

Y e 16 of January 86/7 I baptized 9, viz 5 of Jofeph Whitney's 
(me lately Joyning herfelf to y e c h ) viz Jofeph, John, Ifaac, Abi- 
gail, & Martha, alfo I baptized y e wife of Daniell Pierfe viz Eliz- 
abeth, & 3 of her children, viz John, Hannah, & Benjamin, he viz 
Danyell Pierfe owned y e cov 4 . 

Y e 20 th February 86/7 I baptized one, viz a grand child of Si- 
mon Stone, fhe lives at Dedham, her hufbands name is Comfort 
Starr, y e childs name was Mary 

Y e 27 th of February 86/7 I baptized one, viz Hannah Johnfon 
y* lived at M r Bonds, I hope a good girle. 

Y e 20 th of March 86/7 I baptized 5 young perfons (y e Ld blefe 
it unto y m ) viz Henery Stretcher who lives w tl] M r Bridge, & Hef- 
ter Sanders, y e daughter of Edward Sanders, & Hefter Bullard y e 
daughter of Jonathan Bullard, & Bethia Meatox, & Mary Meatox 
y e daughters of Danyell Meatox. 

Y e 10 th of Aprill 86 I baptized 4 children of Abiah Leafon (y e 
wife of young William Leafon) who owned y e cov*, y r names were 



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William, Jofeph, John, & Elizabeth. I sd fomething to y m from 
Mark 10. 14 

Y c 17 of Aprill S7 I baptized 3, viz 2 of Jo. Fifks children who 
owned y fl covenant viz Abigail, & Elizabeth, & alfo I baptized 
Ruth Garfield y e daughter of widdow Garfield, fhe alfo owned 
v e Cov*. 

[194] 

Such as was admitted to y e Lds Supper, or to full Comunion in 
Watcrtown in my time. A. D. 16S9. 

Y e 1 8 of Auguft 16S9 there was admitted 2 women viz Mary 
Mafon i. e. Jofephs wife, & Mary Tufts i. e. Johns wife of Miftick. 

Y e 29 of September 16S9 there was only one admitted viz Eliz- 
abeth Flegg, y e wife of Allin Flegg. 

Y e 20 th of October 16S9 I did in y e name of y e church ad mitt 
Deacon Stephen Cooke to full comunion w th us being a member 
of y e church of X in Mendon, he being caft by Pr d ence here, & had 
his difmifsion from thence. 

Y ' 2 <l of February 16S9/90 I admitted 2 viz M r Edw. Procter 
of Bofton, (he being my countreyman had y e advantage others had 
not. I grtly rejoyce I fhid be ufefull to him, oh y* Lancashire 
might live in y e light.) & Sarah Wait, y e wife of Thomas Waite. 
I hope y* w th y e reft will walk worthy. 

Y e 27 of Aprill 1690 I admitted 4, viz M r Hen. Gibbs who 
hath fome time preached for me here & now this quarter of a yeare 
liveth w tb me, Phebe Cutler (who publickly owned her aggravated 
lin before y e congregation, Amos Merrett, & Mehetabell Child 
who at prefent lives w th me as a ferv*. Here have an hundred fave 
one given vp y ln felves to y e Ld fince my comeing hither. 

Y e 22 th of June 1690 there were 5 Admitted, viz Thomas Flegg 
(& oh w* a mercy & wonder of mercy is it y* ever I fhid fee him 
thus presenting of himfelf, often was I affrayed to heare of his 
drowning or hanging of himfelf, but I fee y e foundation of gd 
ftandeth fure, & he is a prayer hearing gd. it was worth my com- 
ing for N. E but to convert fuch a man I hope much good was 
don at y e reading of his Relation, & bv thofe words y* were occa- 
lionally dropt by me. Blefsed be gd, Let all fay Amen & Amen) 
& Ifaac Stearnes, & Abigail Stratten (y e wife of young John Strat- 
ton my Neighbour) & Bithia Merrett, (y e wife of Amos Merrett) 
& Sarah Fanning &c. Now 104 

Y e 3 d of Auguft 1690 there were 5 admitted, viz Mary Flegg 
(who publickly took fhame to herfelf before y e Ld & his people 
for her lin & Freely offered herfelf thus publickly to give glory 
to gd, & not only fo, but defired full comunion w th this church fhe 
had fo offended & grieved, & obtained it). & Tho. Hammond, & 
Samuel Whitmore of Cambridge Farmes 

[195] Such as were Baptized by me in Watertown 1687. 

Y e 24 of Aprill 87 I baptized 10, viz Philip Shattocks child, 
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of Sufannah Grout (Jofeph Grouts wife) who owned y e Cov*, it 
was called Jonathan. I likewife Sarah Mofse & her child called 
James, fhe is y e wife of Jeremy e Mofse. (he owned y e cov*. John 
Garfield, & Mercy Garfield y e children of Widdow Garfield, y e 
both owned v e Cov 1 - William Rowe, who lives at Phil. Shattocks, 
& Elizabeth 'Child, & Mary Child, who owned y e Cov 1 y e are y e 
children,'!, e. y e young daughters of John Childs, their mother is 
now maryed to Nath. Fifk. 

Y e Firft of May 87. I baptized 3 children of Jonathan Philips 
viz Sarah, Elizabeth, & Ruth 

Y e 22 of May 87 I baptized 9, viz 2 children of Danyell Har- 
rington who owned y e Cov 1 , viz Danyell & Robert — & a child of 
Rich. Childs, viz John, & a child of John Fifks viz John, & a 
child of George Adams viz Mathew — & 4 young folks who gave 
vp y In felves to y e Ld, viz John Johnfon, Thomas Johnfon, Alary 
Johnfon, & John Child 

Y e 5 th of June 87 I baptized 9, viz 3 of Tho. Chadwicks chil- 
dren, (who owned y e covn*, & tho he had committed folly at y e 
firft long agon, yet Satisfaction was given to y e church at New- 
bury, where he had 4 children baptized fince, & I could not but 
think once Satiffaction is enough for one fault) viz Elizabeth, 
Lidia, & Richard. I baptized 4 of Nathanaell Fifks (who alfo 
owned y e covenant) viz Nathanaell, John, Hannah, & Sarah. I 
baptized alfo one of his wives children by a former huf band, viz 
Danyell Child, y e vndertook for y e bringing it of it up. I alio 
baptized Jofeph Childs child, viz Mary 

Y e 19 of June 87 I baptized 14, viz 6 of John Deeks children, 
viz Elizabeth, John, Edward (or Edmond) Jofeph, Abigaill, & 
Debora, a child of Jofiah Jones who owned y e Covenant (he never 
did it have before) viz John, and 2 children of John Gale's, (fhe 
having formerly owned it) viz Anna & Abigaill, I baptized Dan- 
yell Stone's wife (who owned y e Covenant) viz Joanna, & her 3 
children viz Danyell, David, & Dorcas. I also Baptized a child of 
John Harringtons viz Mary 

Y e 10 th of July 87 I baptized n, viz 4 of Caleb Church his 
children (who folemnly owned y e Co\ rt ), viz Caleb, Jofhua, Ifaac, 
& Rebekah, alfo a child of Jo. Balls called Abigaill, alfo I bap- 
tized Ifaac Lamb, Abigaill Sanders & Mary Laurence, all w ch 3 
owned y e Coven*, I baptized 3 of George Dills children, (he him- 
felf taking fhame to himfelf for his sin ) his children were 

called Thomas, Sarah and James 

[196] 

Such as were admitted to Full communion in Watertown N. E 
by me Anno domoni 1690 

Sarah Edy, & Hannah Johnfon. 

Now 109 

Y e I st of March 1690/1 I admitted one, viz Thomas Underwood, 
y r was John Bond and wife alfo, but he was buryed juft 3 houres 
(or y r abouts) before he was to be admitted, ltupendious Providence, 



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he dyed of y e small pox. He was a thriving man both as to this 
world & another, & likely to have been of gr* vfe to this ch & 
town, he dyed comfortably, I formerly ftirred him vp to this duty, 
but his feares & Temp 1 kept him, & now was eager vpon it. He 
lent me word to warn all others by him y* y e loole no opportunity 
putt into y r hands, for now he wid but muft not ptake of ye ord 
This thing this evening I largely fpoke to (w ch now I pafse by)je 
Ld blefse it 

Y e 12 of Aprill 1691 I admitted 5, viz John Woodward, an an- 
cient man of 70 yeares, John Bemis, John Mofse, Rich Blofse, & 
Grace Bond, i. e, y e wife of Jonas Bond Now 116 w th John Bond 
& his wife who were as good as admitted. 

I had thought to have fd fomething here further as to it, but my 
Lyddy is dead & fo am wholly indifpofed to everything. 

Y e 24 of May 1691 I admitted 2 viz Rofe Norcrofse i. e young 
Richards wife, & Elizabeth Berfham I took an occafion to take 
leave of ch members, & gave fome ferious hints from 2 Tim. 2. 19. 

1 fuppofe I fhall admitt no more 118 

[197] 

Such as were Baptized by me in Watertown 1687 
Y e 17 of July 87. I baptized 11, viz a child of Jofeph Sher- 
mans called Elizabeth, 2 children of Thomas Bifcoe's (who owned 
y e covn*) called John, & Elizabeth, 2 children of Jonathan Tan- 
ters called Jonathan & Benjamin, a child of Nathanaell Whitney's 
called Samuell, a child of Jonathan Smiths called Zechariah, & 

2 young women, viz Lidia Corley y l owned y e covenant, fhe lived 
y n w tb John Ball, & Lidia Smith, who formerly was called Zip- 
parah, fhe lives at**Father Satle I wifli fhe may have y e New 
name indeed 

I have'now already baptized an Hundred Forty-nine 

Y e 31 of July 87 I baptized 2 children, viz Sam. Livermor 
child called Lidia, & John Stratten (vp in y e town) child, called 
Mercy 

Y e 14 of Aug., 87 I baptized William Shattocks child, called 
Benjamin 

Y e 21 of Auguft 1687 I baptized 2 children of Jofeph Willing- 
tons (his wife being lately admitted) called Thomas, & Elizabeth 

Y e 28 of Auguft 87 I baptized a child of Danyell Harington's 
(who formerly owned y e cov 1 ) called David 

Y e 4 of September 87 I baptized a child of Samuell Stearnes 
(his wife Mehetabell folmely owning y e Covn 1 ) called Samuell 

Y e 11 th of September 87 I baptized 3 children, viz Jofeph 
Pearfse child called Elizabeth, & Jofhuah Bigulows child called 
Elizabeth, & Thomas Harringtons child (his wife Rebekah who 
folemnly owned y e Covenant) called Ebenezer 

Y e 2 d of October 16S7 I baptized 2, viz John Rowe who owned 
y e Covn', he lives w 111 his Father in y e Farmes of Cambridge, & 
• y e child of Enoch Satle called Sufannah, his wife Susannah owned 
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Y e 16 of October 87 I baptized y e Mother & child, viz y e wife 
of Samuell Shattock who owned y e covenant, called Abigaill, & 
her child was called Abigaill 

Y e 23 of October 1687 I baptized 5, viz Elizabeth Beamis (who 
folemnly owned y e covenant) y e wife of Ephraim Beamis, & her 
4 children, viz Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebekah & Abigaill 

Y e 6 of November 1687 I baptized a child of David Church 
(who had owned y e covn in M r Shermans time) called John 

Y e 4 th of December I baptized 7, viz 5 of Jofeph Smith's (who 
had owned y e Covn* in M r Shermans time) viz Jofeph, John, Dan- 
yell, Hanah & Rebekah & 2 of John Haftings, viz Elizabeth & 
Hephzibah he had formerly owned y e Cov' 

[198] Admifsions to full Communion in y e Eaft Chh 

of Watertown p H. Gibbs. 

1697. 

Dec. 12. David Stone 

19. Samll Eddy 
Febr. 6. Elizabeth Eddy, Abigail Benjamin 

13. Elizabeth Stone 

1698. 

May. 29. Edward Goddard, Benjamin Eddy 
Sept r . 18. Rebecka Train 

Jan. 8. Mary Hasting Mary Rice Sufanna Fifk 

1699. 

June 25. Sarah Chadwich ' 

Oct. 15. Josiah Goddard, Nathan Fifk, John Coolidge, 
Sarah Fifk 

Dec r 10. Nathaniell Coolidge jun r Lydia Coolidge, his wife, 

Abigail Bacon, Rachel Goddard 
Febr. 4. Nathaniell Bright. Mary Bright. Rebecca Barftow. 
Martha Whitney 

1700. 

Apr. 7. Lydia Spring 
May 26. Hephzibah Stone 
July 28. Elizabeth Train 
Jan. 5. M r Jonas Bond 
12. Timothy Barron 

1 701. 

Apr. 27. Sufanna Goddard 
Aug. 27. Deliverance Eddy 

[199] 

Such as were Baptized by me in Watertown — 16S7. 
Y e 11 th of Dec. 87. 2 children, viz Serj. Garflelds called Me- 
hatabell, & a child f Jo. Flegg adopted, I fuppofe a baftard of 
Matthew Humfteds, called Jabez 



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Y l> 25 rh of Dec. 87 y e child of John Bacon, called Mary 
V 22 of Jan. 16S7/S 4 young pfons, viz Jofeph Memory who 
lives w th Martin Townfend who vndertook for him, w th y e other 3 
Owned y e Covenant, viz Mary Memory who lives w th Lt Winfhipp, 
Mary Grant who lives w th M r Goddard, & Ann Leafon, who 
lives w th her Mother 

Y e 29 th of January 16S7/8 John Mofse child, called Nathanaell 
Y e 5 th of February 16S7/S a child of Thomas Bond's called Wil- 
liam 

Y e 12 th of February 1687/8 a child of Jofeph Vnderwood called 

Sarah 

Y e 4 th of March 1687/8 a child of Benjamin Willingtons called 
Mehetabell 

Y e 18 th of March 16S7/8 a child of Jofeph Grant called Sarah 
Y e S" 1 of Aprill 1688 2 young Pfons who owned y e covenant, 
viz William & Hannah vSanderfon, y e children of William San- 
der fon 

Y e 15 th of Aprill 16S8 7, viz 4 of Stephen Cooks called Stepheen, 
Ifaac, John, & Mary. John Parkis child called Samuell. & Samu- 
ell Bigulows child called Abigaill, & Nathanaell Fifks child called 

Lydia 

Y e 22 of Aprill 16S8 a child of John Winters called Sarah 

Y e 29 th of Aprill 168S 3 viz a child of Benj. Pearfe called Sarah, 
& one of Martin Townfends called Jonathan, & one of young 
John Warrens called Jonathan 

Y e 6 th of May 168S 4, (viz) a child of Sam. Thacher called 
Anna, one of James Begulow's called James, one of Henery Springs 
called Lidia, & one of Jeremy Mofse called Jonathan 

Y e 20 th of May 1688 3 children, a child of Samuell Jennifohs 
called Lidia, & 2 of Sarah Sanderfons (y e wife of William Sander- 
fon) who owed v e Covenant, viz Jofeph & Lidia 

Y e 17th of June 16883 children & a Melotto, a child of Tho. 
Cutler called Jonathan, a child of Tho. Hammond called Elizabeth, 
& a child of Comfort Starrs of Dedham called Lidia — & Melotto 
called Walter Taylor, living w th Capt, Wade living at Miftick 

Y e 24 th of June 1688 I baptized a child of Jon. Stimfon called 
Jofeph 

Y e 8 th of July 168S 2 children, viz one of Theophilus Philips 
called Theophilus, & one of John Aplins called Mehetabell 

[200] Blank. 

[201] Such as were baptized in Watertown 16S8 

Y e 29 th of July r6SS a child of Jonathan Tanters called Jofeph 
Y e 19 th of Aug. 1 688 2 children, viz one of my Brother Thomas 

Bayly's called Thomas, & one of John Chinery's called Sarah 
Y e 26 th of Auguft 16S8 a child of Jofeph Garfield called Grace 
Y e 2' 1 of Sept, 1688 a child of John Bond's called Sarah 
Y e 14 th of October 1688 a child of Jofeph Mafon called Jofeph 
Y e 21 th 1688 a child of John Tufte's of Miftick called Mary, 

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Y e 25 th of November 1688 a child of John Fifk called Jonathan 
Y e 9 th of December 1688 a child of Jofeph Willingtons called 
Mary 

Y e 23 of December 1688 a child of William Jones called Caleb 
Y e 6 th of January 1688/9 a child of Jofiah Tredway's called 
Severanna 

Y e 13 th of January 1688/9 Mary Sanderfon y e daughter of Wil- 
liam Sanderfon, fhe owned y e Covenant 

Y e 27 th of January 1688/9 a child of Stephen Cooke called 
James 

Y e 3 d of February 1688/9 a child of J ohn Knops called John 

Y e 3 d of March 1688/9 11 children, viz one of Philip Shattucks 
called Nathanaell, one of Tho. Harringtons called Sufannah, 4 of 
Ifaac Fox his children (of Miftick) called Ifaac, John, Abigaill, 
& Samuell, & 5 of John Beamis (who acknowledged his fin 
in y e publick, & owned y e Covenant both he & his wife) called 
Jofeph, John, Sufannah, Bethia, & Mary 

Y e io tb of March 1688/9 2 children, viz one of Nathanaell 
Whitneys called Hannah, & of George Adams called John 

Y e 17 th of March 1688/9 Danyell Benjamins child called Dan- 
yell 

Y e 31 th of March 1689 a child of Michaell Flegs called Michaell 
Y e 7 th of Aprill 1689 5 children, viz one of Jonathan Coollidge 
called Jonathan, one of Nathanaell Bright's called John, one of 
Thomas Chadwicks called Danyell, one of Jonathan Smiths called 
Elizabeth, & one of Samuell Shattucks called Samuell 

[202] Blank. 

[203] Such as were baptized by me in Watertown in N. E. 

1689 

Y e 14 th of Aprill 16S9 2, viz a child of Danyell Harringtons 
called Jonathan, & a young woman one Sarah Grant who lived at 
M is Shermans, ihe owned y e Covenant 

Y e 21 st of Aprill 16S9 a child of Abraham Gales called Marah 
» Y e 2S th of Aprill 16S9 a child'of Enoch Satle called Richard 

Y e 12 s * of May 16S9 a child of widdovv Hannah Bifco's who 
owned y e Coven 6 (her hufband Tho. Bifcoe being lately dead) 
called Thomas 

Y e 14 of July 16S9 6 children, viz one of John Chadwicks 
called Benjamin, one of Francis Bow mans called John, one one of 
Jonathan Sanders called Hannah, one of widdow Gales (viz 
Johns) called Abiah, one of Ephraim Beamis called James, & one 
of Allen Fleggs called Mary 

Y e 28 of July 1689 a child of young John Strattens (who owned 
y e covenant) called John 

Y e 4 th of Auguft 1689 a child of Jonathan Philips called Sarah 

Y e i8 tb of Auguft 1689 6 children, viz 4 of Ephraim Cutters 
(who owned y e covenant) viz Ephraim, Jonathan, Bethia, & Mary, 
a child of Muning Sawings called John, & one of Jofeph Childs 
called John 



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Y e I st of September 1689 3, viz a child of Jofeph Shermans 
called Martha, & a child of young John Warrens called Danyell, 
& a young woman y* lives w th Philip Shattucks called Elizabeth 
Danyells, flie owned y e Covenant 

Y e 8 th of September 1689 a grand child of y e wife of Ellis 
Barron called Benoni, his Father lives at Sherburn, viz Mofes 
Adams 

Y e 6 th of October 1689 one child, of David Churche's called 

Sarah 

Y e 13 of October 1689 one child, of John Deex called Jane 

Y e 20 th of Oct. 16S9 a child of Danyell Stone called Hannah — 

tho I feare in haft I called Joannah 

Y e 27 th of October 16S9 a child of Jofeph Grout called Mehe- 

tabell 

Y e 3 d of November 1689 a child of Jofhuah Biggulo's called 

Jabez 

Y e 24 th of November 1689 4 children, viz 3 of Thomas Smiths 
(who owned y e oovn* here as he had don formerly at Concord) 
called Samuell, Jofeph, & Benjamin, & one of William Price 
called William, his wife a member at Brantry 

[204] Blank. 
[2051 

Such as were baptized by me in Watertown in 1689, & alfo 

1690 

Y e i ?t of December 16S9 a child of Ifaac Foxe's called Ebenezer 
Y e 22 of December 1689 a child of John Fifks called Jonathan 
Y e 19? of January 16S9/90 4 children of y e wife of Samuell 
Perrye (who owned y e Covenant) 3 of them by this hufband, 
called Samuell, John, & Ebenezer, & y e other by a former hufband 
(fhe being of yeares tho young owned y e Covn* alfo) called Hefter 
Com ye 

Y e 2 d of March 1689/90 a child of John Harringtons called 
Lidia 

Y e 30 th of March 1690 a child of John Bacons called John 

Y e 13 of Aprill 1690 3 children, one of Jofeph Underwoods 

called Hannath, one of William Shattuck called Mary, & one ot 

M r Prouts called Eunice 

Y e 20 th of Aprill 1690 3 children, one of Samuel Biggulo's called 

Ifaac, one of Nathanall Fifks called Mary, & one of young Nath 

anacll Coolidge (who owned folemnly & publickly y e Covenant) 

called Lidia 

Y e i8 m of May 1690 a child of Jofeph Grant called Jofeph 
Y e 25 th of May 1690 3 children, one of Jofiah Jones called Ifaac 
& 2 of young Richard Norcrofse (he & his wife Rofe publickly 
took fhame for their gr l fin I might have written this & many 
other things as y* of Sarjeant Barnards, Nat, Holland, & other 
things by themfelves but w l I write is only formyfelf & not others) 
called Richard, & y e other Samuell 



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Y e 22 th of June 1690 7 children, viz one of young John Win- 
ters (who owned y e Coven*) called Hannah, & 5 of Judith Stearnes 
(y e wife of John Stearnes, fhe was baptized by M r Sherman at 
yeares of difcretion, & I fuppofed owned y e Covn 1 ) called George, 
Benjamin, Rebekah, Judith & Sarah, & one of Mary Earle's (who 
were baptized by me & y n owned y e Covenant) called Mary 

Y e 6 th of July 1690 3 children, viz one of John Bonds called 
Danyell, one of Jonas Bonds (who owned y e Covenant) called Sa- 
rah, & a child of one Stars of Dedham (I have formerly baptized 
fome of hers) called Hannah 

Y e 13 of July 1690 3 children viz one of Theophilus Philips 
called Jonathan, one of John Haftings called William, & one of 
John Tufts called John 

Y e 27 of July 1690 2 children, viz one of young William Bonds 
called Mar ah, & one of Ephraim Cutters called Hannah 

[206] Blank. 

[207] Such as were Baptized by me in Watertown N. E. 1690. 

Y e 10 th of Aug. 1690 one child (viz) of Abr-ham Pearfe, (he 
& his wife Ifabell came over w th me out of Ireland. I maryed 
them in Bofton, he was in church comunion) called Samuell. y e 
live at Salem 

Y e 28 th of Sept. 1690 2 children viz one of Samuell Thachers 
called Marath, & one of Jonathan Stimfons called Benjamin 

Y e 23 of November 1690 5 children, viz one of Samuel Liv- 
ermore's called Anna, one of L 1 Ben. Garfields called Samuel, 
one of Tho. Hammonds called David, one of Danyel Benjamin's 
called John, & one of Nathanael Bonds called John 

Y e 30 th of November 1690 2 children one of M r GafkelPs called 
John, & one of Mary Flege called Marah, it was by Benjamin Da- 
vis 

Y e 7 th of December 1690 3 children, viz one of Tho. Bonds 
called Mary, one of young Stephen Cooks called Samuel, & one 
of Abiah Leafons called Ifaac ■ 

Y e 4 th of January 1690/91 a child of Benjamin Willingtons 
called Jofeph 

Y e I st of Feb. 1690/91 2 children one of Benjamin Fleggs called 
Benjamin, & one of John Chineryes called Elizabeth 

ye IQ th Q f ]y[ a y ^ T 2 children, one of Widdow Stratton's in y e 
woods called Samuel, y e other of Jonathan Smith's called Elifha 

Y e 17 th ofMay 1691 10 children, one of Jonathan Coolidg called 
John, one of Jofiah Tredaways called Tabitha, one of Tho. Cutler's 
called Samuel, one of John Parkifse called Anna, one of Allen 
Fleggs called Allen, one of John Perryi's called Jofeph, one of 
young John Knops called James, one of John Whittamores, (fhe 
was of old a member of y e church at Yarmouth, of late at Charlei- 
town, & now dwells where Amos Merritt did) called Daniel, one 
of Tho. Chadwick called Jonathan, & one of Nathanael Norcrofse 
(he folemnly owned y e Lords covenant) called Mehetabel 



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Y e 24 th of May 1691 4 children & a young woman, 3 children 
of Samnel Whitmore called Francis, Samuel, & Rebekah, one of 
Samuel Hagers called Sarah. y e young woman was Abigail Fifk 
who owned y e Covenant 

Y e 31 th of May 1691 5, 3 children of young John Mofse (formerly 
of Groton) called Elizabeth, John, & David, one of Thomas 
Harringtons called Rebekah, & Mary Hawkins who folemnly 
owned y e Covenant 

[208 

Marriages Confummated p Henry Gibbs in Watertown 

1697 

Dec r 7. Francis Pearfe & Hannah Johnfon, both of Water- 
town were married in my Houfe 
1698/9 

Jan. 4. The marriage of James Stimfon & Bethiah Manffield 
was confummated at y e Houfe of Deacon Bariham, 
both of Watert n 
18. Benjamin Wellington & Lydia Brown, both of Water- 
town, were married att my Houfe 
March. 10. Timothy Barron and Rachel Jenifon were joined in 
Marriage in my Houfe. both of Watertown 
21 . Jonathan Stimfon & Mehetabel Spring were Married 
att my Houfe both of s d Town 
1699 

Apr. 1 1 . Charles Chad wick & Sarah Whitney, both of Water- 
town, were married in my Houfe 
Nov. 2. Samuell Jennifon and Mary Stearns, both of Water- 
town, were joyned in marriage att my Houfe 
7. John Holdin & Grace Jennifon, both of Watertown, 
were married by me in my Houfe 

15. The Marriage of Thomas Coolidge & Sarah Eddy 

was confummated att my Houfe 
Att y e Same time, was y e Confummation of y e Mar- 
riage of Jonathan Stone and Ruth Eddy all Four 
of Watertown 

Dec r 20. Sam 11 Stratton & Sarah Perry were Married att his 
Fathers Houfe 
Sam 11 Severns & Rebecca Stratton were Married at 
y e same time and place all belonging to Watertown 
Jan. 2. Henry Houghton of Lancafter, and Abigail Barron 
of Watertown, were married at my Houfe 

16. The Marriage of John Coolidge & Margaret Bond, 

both of Watert n was confummated at my Houfe 
1700 

Apr. 2. Ebenezer Allen & Elizabeth Eddy, both of Water- 
town, were married att my Houfe 
4. Samuell Barnard and Mary Sherman were married 
att M rs Shermans Houfe ; both of y m belonging to 
Watertown 



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May. 2. Samuell Jones and Mary Woolfon, both of Water- 
town, were married in my Houfe 
Dec. 12. M r Hananiah Parker of Redding & M rs Mary Bright 
of Watertown, were married, att her Houfe. 
March 12. The marriage of Richard Barnes Sen r of Marlbo- 
rough & Elizabeth Stimfon of Watertown, was 
Solemnized at my Houfe 

1 701 

July. 10. Sam 11 Haftings & Sarah Coolidge were marryed at 
M r Nath 11 Brights Houfe, both of y m of Watertown 
Aug. 5. Amos Waight & Elizabeth Cutting, both of Watert 11 
were Marry'd in my Houfe 

[209] Baptized p H Gibbs in Watertown 

1697 

Nov. 7. William & Jonathan, fons of William Bond 

Samuell & Elizabeth, Children of Dan 11 Benjamin 
Sarah, the Daughter of Henry Spring 
George, the Son of Munnings Sawin 
John, the Son of John Stacy 
14. John, the Son of Richard Coolidge, who Owned y e 
Cov 1 

Ebenezer the son of John Chenery 
Hannah Barftow, who being adult owned y e Cove- 
nant 

21. Simon, Son of Isaac Stearns 

28. Elizabeth, Daughter of Sam 11 Hastings, who own'd 
y e Cov* 

Dec r 12. Ruth Maddock, Wife of John Maddock, She owning 
y e Cov 1 

Sarah, Daughter of Andrew White, who Own'd y e 
Covenant 

Jan. 16. Mercy, Daughter of Sam 11 Thacher 



Apr. 13. John, Son of James Ball, his Wife owning the Coven 
May 8. Jonathan, Son of Abel Benjamin, He owned y* 
Cov 1 

15. Edvvard, Son of Edward Goddard, He owning y* 
Cov 1 

June 5. George, Son of George Lawrence 

26. Isaac, Son of Thomas Bond 
July 10. Nathaniell & John, Sons of Widow Mary Hastings, 
She own'd y e Cov 1 
17. Mehetabel, Daughter of Henry Spring 
24. Benjamin, Son of Nathaniell Bright 
Aug. 28. Joshua, Abigail, Elizabeth, children of Joseph Grant 
Jonathan, Robert, Sons of William Shattuck 
Abigail, Daughter of Obadiah Coolidge He owning 
y e Cov* 



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Oliver, Son of Daniel Livermore, He alfo owning y e 
Cov* 

Sept r 1 8. John Train jun r who owned y e Cov* 

Thomas, Margaret, Rebecka, Children of Jn° Train 

Sen r who own'd y e cov* 
Abigail, Mary, Daughters of John Stratton jun r 
Simon Beers, who own'd y e coven* 
Oct. 2. John, Ruth, Mary, Sarah, Children of John Mad- 
dock 

Curtis, Son of Mary Halloway 
30. Henry, Son of John Maddock 

Samuel, Son of Samuell Haftings 
Jofeph, Son of Rachel Jennifon 
Nov. 13. Jofeph, Jofiah, Sons of Jonathan Coolidge 
20. Mary, Daughter of Joseph Grant 
Dec. 4. Sarah, Daughter of Nathan Fif k 

25. Deborah, Daughter of Thorn 8 Train 
Jan. 15. Henry Knop, Adult & owning y e Cov* 

March. 5. Isaac, Son of Jofeph Child 

26. Elizabeth, Daughter of Nathan Fif k 

1699 

Apr. 30. Richard, Son of Richard Coolidge 

Rachel, Daughter of Josiah Goddard, He owning y e 
Cov* 

May. 21. Hephzibah, y e Daughter of Deacon Bond 

28. Nathaniell son of John Stone, He owned y e Coven* 
June. 11. Abigail, Daughter of Widdow Anna Thare, She 
owning y e Cov* 
18. Efther, Elizabeth, Daughters of John Kinningham, 
He owning y e Cov* 
July. 9. Margaret My third Daughter 

Mercy, the Daughter of Nicholas Wyeth 
Sept. 10. Lydia, Daughter of Daniell Benjamin 
Abigail, Daughter of Abel Benjamin 
Oct. 8. Lydia, Sufanna, Daughters of Sam 11 Holdin, He 
owning y e Cov* 
22. Elizabeth, Daughter of James Ball 
Dec. 3. Sarah, Daughter of Sam 11 Thacher 
Feb. 11. Samuell, Son of Munnings Sawin 

Lydia, Daughter of Obadiah Coolidge 

25. Sufannaj Daughter of Edward Gqddar^d 

[210] Blank. 

[211] Baptisms 

1700 

March. 31. Samuell, Son of John Stacy 
Apr. 7. Francis, Son of Francis Pearfe 
May. 19. Mercy, Daughter of Nathaniell Bright 

26. Sarah, the Daughter of Sam 11 Eddy 
June. 30. Timothy, Son of Timothy Barron 



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July. 28. 
Sept. 8. 
22. 

Oct. 27. 
Nov. 3. 

10. 
24. 

Dec. 29. 
Jan. 19. 

March. 2. 
16, 



30- 
Apr. 6. 



May 4. 
June 22. 

Juty- J 3- 
20. 
Aug. 3. 

^ I7 * 
Oct. 5. 

26. 

Nov. 16. 

Dec. 7. 
Jan. 25. 
Feb. 22. 
March 3. 

22. 



Mary, Daughter of Dan Livermore 
Sarah, Daughter of Thomas Coolidge 
Abigail, Daughter of Nath 11 Coolidge jun r 
Shadrach, Son of Jonathan Whitney 
John, Son of John Wellington, He owning y e Cov* 
Elizabeth, Daughter of George Lawrence 
John, Son of John Kinningham 

Samuell, Son of Sam 11 Livermore, he own'd y e Cov 
Benjamin, Son of Sam 11 Hastings 
Hannah, Daughter of Joseph Grant 
Andrew, Son of Andrew White 
Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer King, He owned y e 
Coven 1 

Abigaill, Daughter of John Chenery 
Caleb, Son of John Maddock 

Mary, Daughter of Sam 11 Jenifon, S d S. Jennifon & 
his wife owned y e Cov* 

1 701 

Jabez, Son of John Stratton 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Henry Spring 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Ebenezer Allen 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Sam 11 Severns 
Bethiah, Daughter of James Stimfon 

y e S d Severns with his wife & S d Stimfon w ith his 
wife own'd y e Cov 1 
Josiah, Son of Jofiah Jones, He owned y e Cov' 
Sarah, Daughter of James Ball 
Josiah, Son of Josiah Goddard 
Nathaniell, Son of Deacon William Bond 
Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Whitney 
Sam 11 son of Sanr* Eddy jun r 
Samuell, son of Sam 11 Holdin 
Patience, Daughter of Dan 11 Benjamin 
John, Sarah, Mary, Abigail, children of John Perry 

jun 1 
Rebecca 



He owning y e Covent 



Daughter of Tho s Train 
Caleb, y e Son of Abel Benjamin 
Simon , y e Son of Edward Goddard 
Nathan, y e Son of Nathan Fiske 
Nathaniel, y e Son of Richard Coolidge 
Henry, y e first Son of y e Rev d M r Henry Gibbs 



1702 

29 th Sarah, y e Daughter of Caleb Grant, he owning y e 
Covenant 

April. 19. Sam 11 y e Son of Ebenezer King 
May. 31. Henry, y e Son of Henry Houghton of Lancafter his 
wife Abigail owning y e Covenant 
July y e 19. Hannah, y e Dauter of Sam 11 Jenifon 

26. Daniel & Benjamin y e Sons of Sam u Hastings 



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Aug 1 2. Peter y e Son of Timothy Barron 

1 6. Hannah Priest was Baptized me owning y e Cove- 

nant 

Sep* 6. Deborah, Dauter Munnings Sawin 
20. Mercy, y e Dauter of Jofeph Grant 
Octob. 4. Jonathan, y e Son of Jonathan Stone 
11. Joanna, y e Dauter of John Maddocks 
Nov. 1. Anna, y e Dauter of Jonathan Whitney, Palsgruve, 
y e Son of John Wellington, Hannah y e Dauter of 
Francis Peirce, & Abigail y e Dauter of James Ball 
8. Tabitha, y e Dauter of Tho. Cooilidge, & Abraham, y e 
Son of Jer. Mors 
Decern. 6. Anna, y e Dauter of Daniel Livermore 

20. William, y e Son of Andrew White 

1703 

Jan. 3. Rebecca, y e Dauter of John Chadwick 

17. Matthew, y e Son of Sam 11 Livermore 
31. James, y e Son of James Stimpfon 

Feb. 28. John, y e Son of George Lawrence 
March. 21. Mary, y e Dauter of Tho 8 Spring 

May. 2. Samuel, y e Son of Sam 11 Stratton, he owning y e Cove- 
nant 

30. Elizabeth, y e Dauter of John Perry 
June. 6. Jacob, y e Son of Jerim : Mors 

[212 to 221 inclusive Blank.] 
[222] 

I was called to the work of the Miniftry, by the Church & Con- 
gregation in the Eafterly Precinct in Watertown, on February y e 
3 rd 1723/4. and was folemnly fet apart to that work by prayer & 
the Jmpolition of the hands of the Prefbytery on July 22 nd 1724. 
A Record of Baptifms p Seth Storer. 
1724 

Aug st 30. Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Brown 
October. 4. Silas, Son of Henry Bright 
Enoch Son of John Haftings 
Nov r 8. Elima and Seth, Sons of George Harrington 
15. Hannah, Dauter of Sam 11 Peirce 
Eunice Dauter of John Haftings 
29. Prifcilla Dauter of John Phillips 
Lydia, Dauter of David Sanger 

1 7 2 4/5 

Jan ry 10. Phinehas, Son of Tho 3 Bond 
24. Simon, Son of Rich d Beers 
John, Son of David Sanger 

31. Daniel, Son of Oliver Livermore 
Feb. 7. Hannah, Dauter of John Tainter 

14. Mary Dauter of Henry Spring jun r 

21. Abigail, Daughter of George Lawrence Jun r 



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March. 7. Obadiah, Son of Daniel Bond 

Mofes Son of Jofhua warren Jun r 
14. Grace Dauter of George Cutting 

Elizabeth Dauter of Daniel Stearns 
28. Ann, Dauter of Nath 11 Bond 

1725 

May. 16. At Wells, Abigail Dauter of Jofeph Hill Jun r 

18. at Weils, it being Lecture Day, I baptized Jofeph, 
Son of Bro r John Storer 
June, 13. Jonathan, Son of Jofeph Holdin 
July. 18. Mary Dauter of Ebenezer Chenery 
Hannah Dauter of Sam 11 Hager 
Sarah, Dau of Eben r Stone 
Sep 1 26. Mercy, Dauter of Thos Learned 

Samuel, Son of Timothy Harris 
Octo r 10. Thomas, Francis, Sarah & Prifcilla, Children of 

Nath 11 Harris 
Nov r 14. Efther, Dauter of Jofeph Mafon 
Ruth, Dauter of Jon a Coollidge 
21. Jon a Son of widow Hannah Stone 
Dec r 5. Nathan, Son of Sam 11 Warren, in private 



1725/6 

Jan. 2. Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Parry 

9. Lydia, Dauter of Obadiah Coollidge 

Feb. 6. Elizabeth, Dauter of John Ormes 

20. Lydia, Dauter of Eben r Wellington 
March. 6. Sarah, Dauter of Dan 11 Haftings 

[223] 

1726 

May. 1. Elizabeth, Dauter of Jon a Harrington 

8. Mindwell, Dauter of Jon a Benjamin Sen r 
Abijah, Son of Jabez Stratton 

June 5. Mary, Dauter of John Phillips 

12. Samuel, Son of And r White Jun r 

Aug. 14. Jonas, Son of Jonas Bond 

21. Amariah, Son of Thos. Learned 
Sep 1 11. Stephen, Son of Daniel Sterns 

18. At wells, Dauter of Gerfhom Balfton 

Oct r 2. Nathanael, Son of Nath 11 Bond 

16. Jofhua, Son of Jofhua Warren Jun r 

30. Uriah, Son of Nath 11 Norcrofs 

Novem r 13. Hannah, Dauter of Eben r Stone 

20. Abraham, Son of Dan 11 Bond 

27. Abraham, Son of Jon a Brown 

Decem r 4. Benjamin, Son of John Stearns Sen r 

12. Hannah, Dauter of Tho s Hamond, in private 

25. Sarah, Dauter of Nath 11 Bright 



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1726/7 

Jan. 15. Elifha, Son of John Haftings 

Samuel, Son of Sam 1 Benjamin 

22. Samuel, Son of Henry Spring Ju r 

Feb ry 12. Mary, Dauter of Benjamin Haftings, in private 
March. 5. Samuel, Son of Peter Oliver 
Jofhua, Son of Jofhua Grant 
12. Mary, Dauter of Jofeph Coollidge 
26. John, Son of John Maddock 
19. Millefcient, Dauter of Henry Bright 

1727 

April. 9. Abraham, Jonas, Edward & Jofhua, fons of Edward 
Jackfon 

23. Jofiah, Son of George Cutting 
May 28. Ruth Dauter of Oliver Livermore 

David, Son of David Sanger 
June. 11. Samuel, Son ofJon a Stone Jun r 

25. Nathanael, Son of Nath 11 Norcrofs 
July. 9. At wells, Mercy, Dauter of Benjamin Hatch 
Aug st 27. Stephen, Son of Daniel Haftings 
Mary, Dauter of Timothy Harris 
Sep 1 17. Oliver, Son of Sam 11 Stratton 
Octo r 15. Nathaniel, Son of Nath u Clark 

22. At Newton, Daniel Son of John Hamond 
Nov r 5. Daniel, Son of John Sawen 

12. Lydia, Dauter of Joseph Mafon 

Sarah, Dauter of George Harrington 
Dec r 3. Abijah, Son of Thomas Bond, John, Son of John Dix, 
Submit, Kezia & Sarah, Dauters & Abijah, Son of 
Charles Chadwick, Elizabeth, Dauter of Hannah 
Cutler 

31. Dorcas, Dauter of Jofiah Perry 
Eunice, Dauter of John Stratton 

1727/8. 

Jan ry 14. Abigail, Dauter of Caleb Benjamin 

28. Benjamin, Son of George Lawrence Jun r 
Feb. 4. Isaiah, Son of Dam 11 Stearns 
March. 24. Ruth, Dauter of And r White Jun r 

[224] 1728. 
May. 19. Ebenezer Son of Eben r Nutting, Mofes, Son of John 
Stearns Jun r , Abigail, Dauter of Eben r Chenery 
June 2. Eunice, Dauter of George Cutting 
July. 14. Jofiah, Son of John Bond, Sufanna, Dauter of John 

Tainter, James, Son of John Stowel, in private 
Aug 8t 11. Lucey, Dauter of John Coollidge 
25. Elijah, Son of Jonas Bond 
Sep* 8. Jonas, Son of Thomas Learned 

Daniel, Son of Benjamin Haftings 
22. Thomas, Son, Martha & Ruth y e Daughters of Rich- 
ard Clark 



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Octo r 6. 
J 3- 

20. 
Xov r 3. 

10. 
24. 

Decern 1- 8. 
22. 
29. 

Feb. 9. 
23- 

March. 23. 

March 30. 

June. 1. 

29. 
July 6. 
Aug st 3. 

2 3- 

Sep* 14. 
28. 

Nov r 16. 
Dec r 14. 

Feb. 8. 
March. 15. 



Aprill. 12. 

19. 

26. 

May. 3. 
10. 



Jonathan, Son of Nath 11 Bond 

Jonathan, Son of Jon a Benjamin Jun r . Jofiah, Son of 

Nath u Norcrofs, Nathan, Son of Jabez Stratton 
Margeret, Dauter of Eben r Stone 
Hannah, Dauter of John Coollidge 
Nathaniel, Son of Isaac Child 
Afher, Son of John Haftings 
Ruth, Dauter of Sam 11 Pierce 
Lydia, Dauter of Henry Spring Ju r 
Nathaniel, Son of Nath u Coollidge 
Benjamin, Son of Jofhua Warren Ju r 
Lydia, Dauter of Jofhua Grant Jun r 

1728/9. 

Prifcilla, Dauter of Nath 11 Harris 

Sarah, Dauter of Jon a Benjamin Sen r 
Phebe, Palfrey was baptized, fhe having first owned 



e Covenant 



Jonas, Son of James Barnard, in private 
1729. 

Sarah, Dauter of Sam 11 Benjamin 
Mary, Dauter of John Dix 

Caleb, Son of Caleb Benjamin was baptized by Rev. 

Emerfon, Maiden. 
Jonathan, Son of John Fisk 
Mary & Rebecca, Dauters of Jon a Coollidge 
Mary, Dauter of William Ozment 
William, Son of David Sanger 
Mary Dauter of Sam 11 Warren in private 
Rachel, Dauter of Oliver Livermore 
Lydia, Dauter of Jon a Brown 
Mary Dauter of Nath 11 Clark 
Sufanna, Dauter of Jofeph Mafon 
Josiah, Son of Jon a Stone Jun r 
Abigail, Dauter. of John Stratton 

1729/30. 
Amariah, Son of W m Williams 
Anna, Dauter of Timothy Harris 
Sarah, Dauter of John Bond 
Mary, Dauter of James Nutting 

1730. 

Abijah, Son of John Sawen 

Peter, Son of Elizabeth Gibbins 

Jedidiah, Son of Henry Spring Jun r was baptized 

by Rev d Jenifon 
Elizabeth, y e Dauter of Jos. Holdin was baptized by 

y e Rev d Warham Williams 
Mofes, Son of Eben r Biggelow 
Benjamin, Son of John Stowel 



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17. Josiah, Son of Nath 11 Jenifon 

Thomas Bilhop having first owned y e Coven' 
31. Sulanna, Dauter of John Whitney 

[225] 

June. 7. William, Son of John Maddocks 

Sarah, & Martha, y e Dauters of And r White Jun r 

21. Jofeph, Son of Simon Coollidge 
Aug st 9. Mercy, Dauter of Nath u Norcrofs 
Sep 4 13. Mary, Dauter of Eleazer Biggelow 
Oct r 11. William Son of Shattuck dec d 

25. Elias, Son of Jabez Stratton 
Nov r 1. Jeruftia, Dauter of John Stearns Jun r 
15. Mary, Dauter of John Leppington 
John, vSon of Eben r Chenery 

22. Samuel, Son of George Cutting 

Dec r 6. Joanna, Dauter of John Tainter by Rev. M r Jenifon 

13. Abigail, Dauter of John Coollidge Jun. 
Abigail, Dauter of Nath 11 Bond 

20. Sufanna, Dauter of Nath 11 Coollidge 

1 730/1. 

Jan ry 24. Mary, Dauter of Sam 11 Benjamin 
William, Son of David Sanger 
Feb. 7. Sarah r Dauter of John Haftings 

14. Elizabeth, Dauter of Tho 8 Dana of Cambridge 

21. Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Peirce 
Ruth, Dauter of Jofhua Grant Jun r 

March. 17. John, Son of John Whitney in private 
21. Elizabeth, Dauter of Edmund Dix 

I73 1 - 

28. Peter, negro man of M r Jon a Stone, entered into Cov fc 
& rec d baptifm 
April. 11. Mary, Dauter of Nath 11 Bright 
Mofes, Son of Isaac Child 

18. Kezia, Dauter of Caleb Benjamin 
25. Benjamin, Son of Nath 11 Harris 

Mary, Dauter of John Maddocks 
May. 16. Elizabeth, Dauter of Jofhua Learned 

23. Thomas, Son of David Learned, 
Elizabeth, Dauter of Nath 11 Jenifon 

June. 6. Daniel, Son of Jon a Benjamin 

Hopestill, Son of Eben r Biggelow 
July. 4. Benjamin, Son of Benjamin Haftings 

18. Mary, Dauter of Daniel Bond 
Aug 8t 1. Elijah, Son of Jofhua Warren Jun r , Lydia, Dauter 
of John Dix, Martha, Dauter of Sam 11 Dix 
1. Mary, Betty & Martha, Dauters of Nath u Sherman 

15. Kezia, Dauter of Eben 1 ' Stone 

Ifaac, Son, & Sarah, Dauter of Isaac Barnard 



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Sep* 12. Mary, Dauter of Oliver Livermore 

19. Abel, Son of Sufanna Benjamin 

Oct r 17. Jonathan, Son of Jon a Learned 

24. Benjamin, Son of Nath 11 Clark, by Rev. M r Cotton 

Nov r 21. Hannah, Dauter of Jonas Bond 

Dec r 12. Abigail, Dauter of Jonathan Brown 



1731/2. 

Jan ry 2. Lydia, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 
16. Hannah, Dauter of And r White Jun r 
March. 5. Ebenezer, Son of Jofeph Maibn 



1732. 

Aprill. 16. John, Son of Henry Spring Jun r 

23. At Wefton, Jonathan, Son of Abijah Upham 

30. Jonathan, Son of John Whitney 

[226] 

May. 7. at Marlborough, Mary, Dauter of James Brown 
14. Either, Dauter of William Williams 
21. James, Son of Ruth Underwood 
June. 18. at Wells, Reuben, Son of Daniel Chaney 
July. 16. Richard, Son of Richard Clark 

23. Uriah, Son of Nath 11 Norcrofs 

Mary, Dauter of Edward Harrington Jun r 
Augs 1 6. Robert, Son of Jofhua Learned 

13. Martha, Dauter of William Goddin 
John, Son of John Tainter 
Sep. 3. Silence, Dauter of Eben r Biggelow 

24. "William, Son of Edmund Dix 
Oct r 8. Eliakim, Son of Samuel Gearfield 

John, Son of John Stratton 
29. Elizabeth, Dauter of John Haftings 
Sufanna, Dauter of John Bond 
Nov r 5. Samuel, Son of Eben r Thatcher 
26. Abijah, Son of Timothy Harris 
Dec r 10. Mary, Dauter of Jonathan Bond 

31. Hezekiah, Son of John Stowel 
Ezekiel, Son of Sam 11 Stearns Jun r 



1732/3 

Feb. 4. Elizabeth, Dauter of Nath u Bond 
18. Anna, Dauter of Sam 11 Benjamin 
Daniel, Son of John Coollidge Jun r 
Amariah, Son of Jon a Learned 
25. Elizabeth, Dauter of Ruth Brown 
March. 25. John, Son of Adam Pattefon 
David, Son of David Learned 
Hannah, Dauter of Benj a Haftings. 



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1733- 

April. 15. Hannah, Dauter of Nath 11 Harris 
Joshua, Son of Eleazer Biggelow 

291 Dauters ( ° f E ^ 

May. 13. Abigail, Dauter of John Brown 

27. Abigail, Dauter of John Dix 
July. 22. Mary, Dauter of Benj a Whitney Jun r 

29. Thaddeus, Son of Nath 11 Warren 
Augs< 5. Mary Dauter & | f D a g 
Daniel, Son j 
19. Rachel, Dauter of Oliver Livermore 
Lydia, Dauter of And r White Jun r 
Mary, Dauter of Sam 11 Stratton 
Sep* 16. At Newton, Abigail, Dauter of Murdock 
Nov. 4. Nathaniel, Son of David Sanger 

Mofes, Son of Edw d Harrington Jun r 
18. Isaac, Son of Dan 11 Bond 

Lois, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 
Dec r 9. Ruth, Dauter of Daniel Stearns 

1 733/4- 

Jan ry 13. Jonas, Son of Jofiah Reed 
Feb. 17. Elizabeth, Dauter of Jofhua Warren Jun r 
24. William, Son of Jonas Bond 
Benoni, Son of Richard Clark 
Sarah, Dauter of Eben r Thatcher 

1734- 

Aprill. 1.4. George, Son of David M c Connoughey 
Eunice, Dauter of Isaac Child 

[227] 

May. 26. Abraham & Elijah, Sons of Eb r Biggelow 
June. 5. Lucey, Dauter of Jon a Brown 
23. David, Son of John Fisk 

Ebenezer, Son of Eb r Chenery 
30. Josiah, Son of Nath u Norcross 
July 14. Jofeph, Son of Allen Brown 

21. At Newton, Rachel, Dauter of Tho 8 Fuller 
Aug ?t 4. Thomas & Fanning, Sons of Jon a Learned 
Sep 1 1. Ann, Dauter of John Tainter 
Oct r 13. Joiiah, Son of Jos. Mafon 

17. Samuel, Son of Henry Bond jun r 
20. Mary, Dauter of Nath 11 Coollidge 
Nov r 10. Phinehas, Son of William Williams 
Amos, Son of John Whitney 
Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Jenifon 
17. Ephraim, Son of John Craft 

Elizabeth, Dauter of Edmund Livermore 



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Joseph, Son of Jos. Wellington 
Dec 1 I. Sarah, Daughter of Jabez Stratton 
22. Seth, Son of Nath 11 Bond 

Elizabeth, Dauter of Jofhua Learned 



Jan 1 ? 5. 
12. 



26. 
Feb. 2 d 

9- 



16. 



March. 2. 



30* 



May 25. 
June. 29. 



[228] 



July. 6. 



20 l 



27 in 

Sep* 21 st 

Octob r I2 tb 



19™ 

26 tb 



Nov r 2. 

1 6 th 
Dec r 7 tb 



* 734/5- 

Convers, Son of Henry Spring Jun r 

At Menotomy 3 Three Children 

Hubert, Son of David Dunfter 

Abraham, Son of Zecharias Hill 

Jason, Son of Bathrick 

William, Son of Thos. Saltmarm 

At Camb. Villige, Sarah, Dauter of John Ellis 

Jerufha, Dauter of John Stowel 

"Jedediah, Son of And r White Jun r 

Phineas, Son of Joliah Stearns 

Sarah, Dauter of Sam 11 Benjamin 

Mary, Dauter of Jon a Benjamin 

Adam, Son of Adam Patterfon 

Jonathan, Son of Stephen Sawen 

Lethie, Dauter of Margaret Wafon 

At Menotomy three children 

Aaron, Son of Jafon Winfhip 

Jofeph, Son of Ebenezer Swan 

Jonathan, Son of George Cutter 

♦ 1735- 

William Murch owned the Covenant, & Lydia his 
Dauter & Mercy, Dauter of Mercy Stratton & 
Simon, Son of Benjamin Haftings were baptized 

Edward, Son of Edvv d Harrington Jun r 

Stephen, Son of Nath u Harris 

Suianna, Dauter of Sam 11 Barnard 



Stephen, Son of John Dix 
Oliver, Son of Oliver Livermore 
Lucey, Dauter of David Learned 
Sarah, Dauter of John Haftings 
Samuel Stearns Jun r owed y e Coven* 
Jonathan Barnard & Hannah Barnard own d y e 
Coven 1 

Jonathan Son of Jon a Barnard 
Abigail & Lydia, Dauters of Jof. Crackbone 
Sarah, Dauter of Sam 11 Stearns Jun r 
Thomas Wellington & Margaret Wellington owned 
y e Cov* 

James, Son of James Barnard 

William Lawrence & Mary Lawrence owned y e 
Coven* 

Abraham, Son of John Whitney 



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14 th Thomas, Son of Thos. Wellington Jun r 
21 st Samuel, Son of William Lawrence 



1735/6 

Jan. 4. Mary, Dauter of Eb r Thatcher 

Isaac, Son of Isaac Stearns ) were baptized at Weft 
Anne Dauter of Sam 11 Fifk j Chh by S. S. 
Fey ry 15. Nathaniel, Son of Daniel Stearns 
29. Phebe, Dauter of Jon a Barnard 
March. 14. Elizabeth, Dauter of Tho s Wellington. 

1736 

April. 25 th Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Bond 
June. 6 th . Samuel, Son of David Sanger 
13 th . Abigail Sawen owned y e Coven fc 
July 4 th . John Sawen Jun r owned y e Covenant 
Elijah, Son of Jofhua Warren Jun 1 ' 
Silas, Son of John Coollidge were baptized 
Aug st 15 th . Thomas, Son, & Martha Dauter of Jos. Harrington 
Jonathan Church & Thankful Church owned y e 
Coven* 

29. Hannah, Sarah & Ruth, Dauters of Rich d & Ab. 
Sawtle 

Benjamin, y e Son of Benjamin Whitney 
Sep* 5. Mary, Dauter of Jon a Church 
19. Simon & Daniel, Sons ) 

Joanna, Abigail, Mary >- of Daniel Whitney 
Dorothy, Dauters ) 
William, Son of W m Murch 
Samuel, Son of Stephen Sawen 
Ruth, Dauter of Eb r Cheany in private 
Oct 3 d . Samuel, Son of Edmund Livermore 
Jedediah, Son of Jon a Learned 
17. Ruth & Elizabeth, Dauters of Jo s Harrington 
31. William, Son of William Godding Jun r 
10 th Abigail, Dauter of Sam 11 Jenilbn 
Nov' 21. Annah, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 

28. Abijah, Son of Jon a Brown 
Dec r 12. Lucy, Dauter of Andrew White jun r 

19. Jabez, Son of Eleazer Biggelow 
Elizabeth Sawen owned y e Coven 

[229] 

1736/7 

Jan ry 23 rd Jonas, Son of Benj a Haftings 

Ephraim Perry owned the Covenant 
Feb ry 6 th Martha, Dauter of Sam 11 Haftings 

20. Anna, Dauter of John Stearns 
Jonas, Son of Joiiah Stearns 

27. Bathfheba, Dauter of Eb r Swan of Cambridge 



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H3 



March. 6 th 



20. 



2 7; 

April. 3 rd 



May. 22 nd 
June. 1 2 th 
19 

July. 3 rd 
24. 

3 1 - 

Auguft. 7. 
14. 

28. 

Sep 11 4. 



Octo. 16. 
' Nov r 6 th 



2 7< 



Jan r ? S. 



29 1 



[230] 

' Feb. 12.- 

March. 5 th . 
19 th 



Sarah, Dauter of Henry Spring Jun r 
Jemima, Dauter of John Stowell 
Thomas, Son of Tho s Saltmarm 
Samuel, Son of John Tainter 

1737 

Nehemiah, Son of Caleb Fuller of Newton 
Catharine, Dauter of Jonas Bond 
Elizabeth, Dauter of John Bond 
Jofhua, Son of Daniel Whitney 
Fullam, Son of Nath 11 Harris 
Beulah, Dauter of Edw d Harrington 
Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Barnard 
Jefse, Son of William Williams 
Sarah, Dauter of John Lawrence 
Amos, Son of Oliver Livermore 
Mercy, Dauter of Joshua Learned 
Elizabeth Benjamin owned y e Coven* 
Rachel, Dauter of Eliz a Benjamin 
Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Benjamin 
Elifha, Son of David Learned 
Ebenezer, Son of Eb r Thatcher 
Jonathan, Son of John Dix 
Rebecca, Dauter of Jof e Wellington 
Samuel Clark owned y e Covenant 
Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Clark 

Thomas Quiner & Sarah Quiner owned y e Coven* 
Eliz a Bright owned y e Coven* 

Tofiah Son \ of Jof e &Eliz a Bright 

Elizabeth, Dauter ) J to 
Jonathan Child & Elizabeth his Wife owned y e 
Coven* 

Anna, Dauter of Jonathan Church 
John, Son of Tho s Wellington Jun r 
Sarah, Dauter of Tho s Quiner 

1737/8 

William, Son of Jonathan Benjamin 
Elizabeth, Dauter of Jon a Child 

Pero, negro of Cap* Bowman .owned y e Coven* & 
was baptized ^ 

Francis, Son of Benj a Dana of Cambridge: 
Jofeph Whitney & Mary his wife owned y®- Coven*' 
Samuel, Son of Stephen Sawen 
Flemming, Son of Jon a Barnard 
Sarah Tom, an Indian Woman owned y e Covenant 
" & was baptized 
Abigail, Dauter of Jos. Bright 
Jofeph, Son of Jos. Whitney 
Lydia, Dauter of Sam 11 Prentis 



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1738 

26. Peter Stears, Mary Tainter & Mary Bemis owned 

y e Coven fc 

April. 9. Margaret, Dauter of Sarah Tom, by Rev. M r Cotton 

16. Mary, Dauter of Nath 11 Norcrofs 
John, Son of Tho s Bifco 
Sarah, Dauter of John Steward 

30. Elizabeth Berry entred into Coven 4 & was baptized 
May. 28. Samuel, Son of Eb r Biggelow 

July. 16. Pegg, Molatto Serv* of Oliver Livermore entred 
into Cov*& rec d Baptifm 
August. 13. Sarah, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 
20. Abigail, Dauter of And r White jun r 
Sept. 3 rd Sufanna, Dauter of Thos Wellington 
Mofes, Son of John Whitney 
24 th Eunice, Daughter of George Lawrence 
October. 22 nd William, Son of Jon a Learned 
Nov. 5 th Sarah, Dauter of John Brown 
Dec r 3 rd John, Son of.Tho 5 Saltmarfli 

31. Henry, Son of Daniel Whitney 
Jofiah, Son of Edmand Livermore 

1738/9 

Feb r y 4. Jonathan Coollidge, Son of W m Godding 
11. Efther, Dauter of John Hoar 

Rebecca, Dauter of Benj n Whitney 
18. Samuel, Son of Nath 11 Coollidge 
25. Mary, Dauter of Eben r Swan 
John, Son of Zechariah Hill 
March. 11. Mary, Dauter of Benj a Haftings 

2*5. Joliah, Son of John Bowman of Lexington 

'739 

April 15. Mary Sawen, & Lydia Sawen owned y e Covent 
29 th Ann, Dauter of Ephraim Cooke ~\ . j^ enotom 
Philemon, Son of Jofeph Winship > ' , o ^ 
Mary, Dauter of Jofeph Robbins ) Dy & * s> ' 
May. 13. Alpheus, Son of Henry Spring Jun r 
Anna, y e Dauter of Oliver Livermore 
Abigail & Mercy, Dauters of W m Lawrence 
20. Zachariah, Son of Jof. Morfe, at Newton by S. S. 
David, Son of James Barnard, by Rev d M r Cotton 

27. Jemima, Dauter of John White 
June. 10. Elijah, Son of John Coollidge 

17. Mary, Dauter of David Learned 

[231] 

July. 1. Mary, Dauter of David Coollidge 
8. Sufanna, Dauter of Eb r Thatcher 
29. Sarah, Dauter of Daniel Stearns 
Samuel, Son of Samuel Stratton 



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Sept. 2. John, Son of John Veleau 

Elizabeth, Dauter of Sam 11 Benjamin 
Oct° 21. John, Son of Eb r Chenery 

28. Abigail, Dautr of John Stearns 
Nov. 4. Noah, Son of Jofh. Warren Jun r by Rev. Warham 
Williams 
18. Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Stearns 



Feb. 3. 
March. 9. 



16. 

23- 



I739/4 

Thomas, Son of Jon a Bond by Rev. M r Cooke 

Paul, Son of Jofhua Learned 

Benjamin, Son of Stephen Sawen 

Afa, Son of Nath 11 Norcrofs 

Sarah, Dauter of Jon a Bemis 

Grace, Dauter of Edw d Harrington 

John, Son of John Gleafon 

Sarah, Daughter of John Sawen Jun r 

Eunice, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 

Mary, Dauter of Chriftopher Grant 



30- 



April. 6. 



May 11. 
June. 1. 



20. 

Aug st 17. 
24. 

Sept. 14. 
Nov r 23. 



J 74Q 

Jonathan, Son of Sam 11 Hager 
David, Son of John Stowel 
Dorcas, Dauter of Jofeph Wellington 
Dorothy Gleafon owned y e Covenant 
Daniel, Son of John Maddock 
Jonah, Son of Edmund Livermore 
Lydia, Dauter of Jon a Church 
Abigail, Dauter of Thos. Saltmarsh 
Abigail Godding owned y e Covenant 
Ann, Dauter oi Eleazer Bigelow, by Rev. M r Cooke 
Aaron, Son of Sam 11 Swan \ at Menotomy 

Samuel, Son of Nehemiah Cutter J by S. S. 
Jonah, Son of Tho s Bifco 
Noah, & Aaron, Sons of Benj a Chadwick 
Solomon, Son of David Sanger 
Ifrael Meed owned y e Covenant 
Mary, Dauter of Tho s Quiner 
Jonas, Son of Hephzibah Steward 
Ephraim, Son of Ephraim Winfhip, at Menotomy 
by S. S. 



I 740/1 

Jan ry 4. Anna, Dauter of John Brown 
Samuel, Son of James Grimes 
11. Benjamin, Son of Benj a Dix 

25. David, Son of Jofeph Whitney, by R d M r Cotton 
Efther, Daughter of Jon a Edmunds, at Newton by 
S. S. 

March. 1. Aaron, Son of Ephraim Cooke, at Menotomy by S. S. 



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April. 5. Elizabeth, Dauter of Sam 11 Prentice 
12. Ezekiel, Son of John Whitney 

Hannah, Daughter of Sam 11 Barnard 
Joliah, Son of Jonathan Barnard 

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April. 12. Ebenezer Bnllard ) , ^ 

Samuel Coollidge f 0Wned the Covenant 
19. Abigail, Dauter of Oliver Livermore 
26. Joanna, Dauter of W m Godding Jun r 
Hannah, Dauter of Jon a Learned 
May. 3. Andrew, Son of Andrew White Jun r 
10. Hannah Tainter owned y e Covenant 

24. Arminna, a negro Woman owned the Covenant 
31. David Gleafon owned the Covenant 

June. 7. William, Son of W m Lawrence 

Ruth Livermore owned the Covenant 
14. Dorcas Perry owned the Covenant 
28. Ephraim Mailet & Robert Crowell entered into Cov 
& were baptized 
Daniel Livermore, Bethiah Bond & Abigail Bond 

owned y e Cov fc 
Mary, Dauter of Sam 11 Jenifon 
July 5. Sarah, Dauter of David Coollidge 

Jonathan Stone Jun r , Lois Stearns \ 
Anna Stearns, Abigail Sawtle / owned v e 

Sarah Harrington & Abigail Whitney > c oven t 
12. Daniel Peirce, Jos Child jun r , Mofes Stonel 
& Hannah Haftings / 
19. John Cooke, Benjamin Haftings | owned e Coy t 
Henry Sawtle, Ann Bond j J 

Elizabeth, Dauter of Sam 11 Cooke 
Mary, Dauter of Sam 11 Child 
26. Avres, Son of John Tainter 

Abigail, Dauter of Eb r Goddard 
Grace Bond, & Jerufha Bond owned y e Covenant 
Aug st 2. Seth Haftings owned y e Covenant 
16. Ifrael, Son of Daniel Whitney 

Anthony, a molatto entered into Cov* & was baptized 
Abijah Stearns, Hannah Godding owned y e Covenant 
Oct r 4. Samuel, Son of John Dix 

1 1. Ifaac, son ofjfaac Sanderfon 

25. Joftiua, Son of Jofiah Perry Jun r 
Nov. 1. Hepzibah, Dauter of John Stearns 

Dec r 27. John, Son of Sam 11 Nutting 

1741 

May. 29. Jofeph Coollidge was chofen to the office of a Dea- 
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Jan ry 3 rd Simon, Son of Simon Coollidge 

10. William, Son of Benj a Haftings 
Sarah, Dauter of David Learned 

17. Jonathan, Son of Edw d Harrington " 
3 1 . Elifha Biggelow and Mary Biggelow owned y e Cove- 
nant 

Feb. 7. Nehemiah, Son of Nathl 1 Norcrofs 
21. Hannah Sawen owned y e Covenant 
28. Marfhall, Son of Henry Spring Jun r 
Eunice, Dauter of Jon a Bond 

1742 

April. 11. Lydia, Dauter of Sam 11 Benjamin 
25. Samuel, Son of Benj a Whitney 

May. 9. Katherine, Dauter of John Hunt 
June. 13. At Newton, Mofes, Son of Thos. Parker 

July. 4. William, Son of Eb r Chenery, by R d War. Williams 

11. Sarah, Dauter of Sam 11 Stratton 
Aug st 1. David, Son of Benj a Dix 

8. Peter, Son of Josiah Stearns 
Sep* 5. At Wefton, Ruth, Dauter of Tho s Upham 
Ruhamah, Son of Joiiah Wellington 

12. Anna, Dauter of John Velau 
Deborah, Dauter of Tho s Saltmarfh 

Oct 1 " 10. Joseph Mafon Jun r owned the Covenant 
Rachel, Dauter of Eb r Goddard 
Daniel, Son of John Coollidge 
Grace, Dauter of Jof Mafon Jun r 
31. At Lexington Betty, Dauter of Daniel Tidd 
Nov. 28. John, Son of Stephen Sawen 
Dec r 5. Mary, Dauter of Jof Wellington 

i74 2 /3- 

Jan ry 9. Stephen, Son of Sam 11 Cooke 

16. Ebenezer, Son of Eb r Thatcher 
Abigail, Dauter of Jon a Church 

Feb. 6. Mary, Dauter of Daniel Searns 

13. At Newton, Elifabeth Dauter of Michael Jackfon 

1743 

March. 27. Jonathan, Son of Oliver Livermore 
Eunice, Dauter of Andrew White 
April. 10. Lydia, Dauter of Daniel Whitney 
Cornelius, Son of Aaron Brown 

17. Jerufha, Dauter of Jona Learned 

Jonathan, Son of Jos. Whitney, by Revd. W. Wil- 
liams 

May. 29. Jacob Caldwell owned the Covenant 
June. 5. Lydia, Dauter of David Sanger 
John, Son of Jacob Caldwell 



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July. 3. Edmund, Son of Jon a Barnard 

10. Margaret, Dauter of John Clark ) at Newton 

Mary, Dauter of Jon a Trowbridge ) by S. S. 
24. Elifabeth, Dauter of Daniel Bond 

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Aug st 7. James Hackleton owned the Covenant 
Stephen, Son of John Whitney 
John, Son of James Hackleton 
Jofiah, Son of Isaac Sanderson 

21. Nathan, Son of Benj a Hastings, by Rev. W. Williams 
28. Mary Chenery owned y e Cov* & Mary her Dauter 

was baptized 

Sep* 4 th Jofiah, Son of Jofiah perry Jun r , by Rev. War. Wil- 
liams 

Oct 2. Phineas, Son of Sam 11 Jenifon 

9. Mary, Dauter of David Coolidge 

16. Jofiah & Ebenezer, Sons of Eb. Goddard 

30. Mary, Dauter of John Beath 
Nov. 13. Hepzibah, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 
Dec 1 11. Phineas, Son of Edward Harrington 

18. Abigail, Dauter of Jofh. Learned 

1743/4 

Jan 17 8. Jonas Coollidge, James Dix & Sarah Dix owned the 

Coven 1 

Oliver, Son of David Learned 
Sarah, Dauter of James Dix 

22. Lucy, Dauter of Sam 11 Clark ) at Camb. Village 
Sarah, Dauter of Jon a Fefsenden J by S. S. 

Feb. 5., Chriftopher, Son of Chriftopher Grant 
12. Jonas, Son of Jonas Coollidge 

26. Sarah, Dauter of James Grimes, by Rev. War. Wil- 
liams 

1744 

April. 8. Elifabeth, Dauter of Wm. Coollidge 
22. Hannah, Dauter of Jofe Mafon Jun r 
May. 13. Katherine, Dauter of John Hunt 
June. 3. Jonathan, Son of Abijah Wheeler at Wefton ) 

10. Dorothy, Dauter of Jofiah Stearns j 
July. 8. Edward, Son of Edward Park at Newton 
Aug st 5. Peter, Son of W m Godding Jun r 

Sept. 9. Mary, Dauter of Uriah Clark 
16. Sarah, Dauter of Sam 11 Nutting 
30. Sarah, Dauter of Gerftiom Cutter Jun r atMenotomy 
Oct r . 14. John, Son of Benjamin Haflings Jun r 
21. Rebecca, Dauter of Jacob Caldwell 
28. Samuel, Son of Nath u Coollidge 
Grace, Dauter of Daniel Whitney 
Nov r . 4. Katherine, Dauter of Thos. Saltmarfti 

11. Uriah Biggelow owned y e covenant 



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Dec r . 30. David Livermore & Abigail Livermore owned y' 
Covenant 
Sufanna, Dauter of John Young 

'744/5- 

Jan 17 . 20. Hepzebah, Dauter of John Hackleton 
27. Samuel, Son of W m Downe 

Samuel, Son of Alexander Thompfon 
at Camb. Village by S. S. B. 
March. 3. David, Son of Stephen Sawen 

Abigail, Dauter of David Livermore 
by R d War. Williams 
17. Smith Prentice owned y e Cov' 
Benjamin, Son of f d Prentice 

24. Katey, Dauter of Sam 11 Benjamin 

[23&] 1745. 

April. 7. Jofiah, Son of Tho 8 Wellington 

Margaret, Dauter of John Beath 
21. John, Son of John Velau 
May 26. Jofeph, Son of Daniel Bond 

Elijah, Son of Andrew White 
July. 14. Amos, Son of Amos Bond 
Aug. 11. Anna, Dauter of James Dix 

25. Hannah, Dauter of Sam 11 Stratton 
Margaret, Dauter of Jos. Wellington 

Sept. 1. Kezia, Dauter of Isaac Sanderfon 
15. Cornelius, Son of Jon a Barnard 
Henry, Son of Henry Sawtle 
Oct r . 20. Benjamin, Son of Jon a Learned, by R. S. Cooke 
27. Samuel, Son of John Hunt 
Nov. 3. Elizabeth, Dauter of Eb r Goddard 
10. Ebenezer, Son of James Coollidge 
Dec r . 8. Mofes, Son of Sam 11 Miller at Newton by S. S. 

Sarah, Dauter of Eb r Thacher, by R d M r Cotton 

29. Eliiha, Son of James Hackleton 

1745/6. 

Jan ry . 12. Nathaniel, Son of Oliver Livermore 
Henry, Son of Benj a Whitney Jun r 

19. Robert, Son of Sam 11 Cooke 
Feb. 23. Benjamin, Son of Joliah Shattuck 

March. 2. Henry, Son of Henry & Sarah Bright 
9. Daniel Sawen owned Covenant 
23. Elifha, Son of W ra Wellington, at Menotomy by S. S. 
Jefse, Son of David Learned, by R d M r Cooke 

1746 

30. Jonathan, Son of John Dix 

April. 13. Aaron, Son of John Whitney, in private 

20. Lucy, Dauter of Sam 11 Jenifon 
Hepzibah, Dauter of David Coollidge 



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27. Sufanna, Dauter of Josiah Stearns 
May. 4. Jennet, Dauter of W m Fullerton 
June. 8. William, Son of John Tainter 

15. Jofiah, Son of Benj a Whitney 

July. 6. Mary, Dauter of Henry Spring Tertius 

27. Maitha, Dauter of James Cutler, at Menotomy by 
S. S. 

Sufanna, Dauter of Nath 11 Norcrofs, by R d M r Cooke 
Aug st . 10. Uriah, Son of Uriah Clark 

24. Sarah, Dauter of Jos. Mafon Jun r 
Sep 4 . 14. Elifabeth, Dauter of Jos. Kelly 
Nov. 2. Hannah, Dauter of Bezaleel Learned 

16. Henry, Son of W m Godding Jun 

23. Abigail, Dauter of Benj a Haftings 
30. Elifabeth, Dauter of Jos. Whitney 

John, Son of John Young 
Dec r . 7. Seth, Son of Thos. Saltmarfh 

Anna, Dauter of Jacob Caldwell 
Jofhua & Isaac, Sons, & 
Hannah, Dauter, of Daniel Stearns 
Nymphos, my Negro, entered into Cov* & was bap- 
tized. 

[236] 1746/7. 

Jan ry 11. William, Son of Edward Harrington 

18. Prifcilla, Dauter of David Livermore 

Feb. 1. John, Son of John Hunt 

8. Daniel, Son of Daniel Hofmer, at Concord by S. S. 

15. Mehetabel, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 

22. Nathaniel, Son of Amos Bond 

March.. 8. Elifha, Son of Daniel Whitney 

15. Elizabeth, of Benj a Cheny \ at Camb. Village 
Sarah, Dauter of John Cheny } by S. S. 

22. Jofeph, Son of Henry Sawtle 

1747 

April. 19. Sarah, Dafiter of Eb r Goddard 
May. 10. Phinehas, Son of Sol. Robbins, at Cam : Vil : by S. S. 

17. Mary, Dauter of Smith Prentice 

24. Elizabeth, Dauter of Jonas Coollidge 

31. Silas, Son of John Train at Wefton by S. S. 
June. 28. Lydia, Dauter of Sam. Fifk 
July. 26. Hannah, Dauter of Nathan Perry 
Aug st 2. Eunice, Dauter of Jonas Pierce of Concord by S. S. 

23. Elijah, Son of James Dix 

Oct 18. Edmund Fowle owned y e Coven* 

Sufanna, Dauter of Sam 11 Hager 

Abigail, Dauter of Edmund Fowle 

Lydia, Dauter of Benj a Whitney Jun r 
Nov 1 22. David, Son of Nath 11 Stone 

Mary, Dauter of Mofes Stone 
29. Daniel, Son of Jos. White, at Brooklin by S. S. 



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Jan^ 3. 
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Feb. 28. 

March. 6. 
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April. 3. 
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24. 

May. 15. 

22. 
June. 5. 
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July. 6. 

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Nov r 6. 

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Feb. 26. 
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Henry, Son of Jsaac Sanderfon 
Edmund, Son of Edmund Fowle 

'747/3. 

Smith, Son of Benj a Haftings 
Nathaniel, Son of Edw d Thvving at Camb. V 
by S. S. 

Elifabetb, Dauter of John Tainter 

Eunice, Dauter of \V m Coollidge 

Samuel, Son of Henry Bond 

Sufanna, Dauter of Joliah Shattuck 

Mary, Dauter of \V m Dana at Camb. Vil : by S. S. 

Mary, Dauter of Sam 11 Nutting 

Palfgrave, Son of Jos. Wellington 

174s 

William, Son of Josiah Stearns 
Jofeph, Son of Jon a Barnard 
Jerufha, Dauter of Bezaleel Learned 
Ruth, Dauter of Uriah Clark 
Samuel Warren Jun r owned y e Covenant 
Mary, Dauter of Nath u Harrington 
Mary, Dauter of Sam 11 Warren Jun r 
Sarah, Dauter of Sam 11 Jenifon 
Lydia, Dauter of Henry Spring Ter ts 
Ruth, Daughter of John Whitney 
Jonathan, Son of Jon a Stone 
Ruth, Dauter of Jon a Stone Tertius 
Isaac, Son of Tho s Saltmarfh 

Samuel, Son of James Hackleton by R d M r Cotton 
Mofes, Son of Joliah Greenwood at Newton by S. S. 
Ruth, Dauter of John Hunt 
Mehetabel, Dauter of Sam 11 Benjamin 
Daniel, Son of John Young 

Nathaniel, Son of Sam 11 Stratton 
Jacob, Son of Jacob Caldwell 

Lucey, Dauter of Afa Warren at Waltham by S. S. 
Sufanna, Dauter of Sam 11 Cooke 
Jonas, Son of Jos. Mafon Jun r 

1748/9. 

Lucy, Dauter of Sam 11 Hager 
Hannah, Dauter of Nath 11 Bright 
Thomas, Son of David Coollidge 

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Mary, Dauter of Jonas Coollidge 
Releif, Dauter of Joliah Stearns 
Amos, Son of Amos Bond 
Daniel, Son of David Livermore 
Lydia, Dauter of Daniel Bond 



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May. 7. Sufanna, Dauter of Jofiah Hall at Newton by S. S. 

28. David, Son of Sol. Robbins at Camb. Village by S. S. 
June. 4. Hannah, Dauter of Nathan Perry 

11. Mercy, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 
18. Mofes, Son of Mofes Stone 

27. Samuel Fifk was chofen to y e office of a Deacon 
July. 2. Lucey, Dauter of Daniel Whitney 

Smith, Son of Smith Prentice 
9. Spencer, Son of W m Godding 

16. William, Son of James Dix 

Aug st 13. Elifabeth, Dauter of Abraham Cutting at Camb. Vil. 
by S. S. 

Sept. 3. Jofiah, Son of Nath 11 Stone 

10. Sarah, Dauter of Benj a Whitney Jun r 

17. Francis, Son of Henry Spring Ter t3 
Oct 8. William, Son of W m Coollidge 

Abigail, Dauter of Abigail Bifco 
15. At Waltham, William, Son of Jofiah Biggelow 

29. Mary Prieft owned y e Cov* & Sarah, her Dauter wac 

baptized 

Oct 19. Jonas, Son of Daniel Knap ~\ 

y e Son of W m Cheney ' at 

Mary, Dauter of Sam 11 Child ) 
Dec r 3. Mary, Dauter of Edmund Fowle 
10. Bezaleel, Son of Bezaleel Learned 
24. Anna, Dauter of Edward Harrington 

Nathaniel Warren Jun r owned y e Covenant 

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Jan ry 14 th William, Son of John Hunt 

28. At Brookline, Thankful y e Dauter of Sam 11 Gleafon 
Feb y 4 th Matthias Stone was difmifsed from this Church & 

recomended to the Church of Chrift in Worcefter 

11 th Samuel, Son of Benj a Haftings 

18 th James Dafcombe entered into Covenant & was bap- 
tized 

March. 4 th Benjamin, Son of Jon a Barnard 

18. Joseph, Son of Sam 11 Coollidge 



Newton by S. S. 



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May. 



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Jonas Barnard owned the Covenant 
Jonas White owned the Covenant 
Abijah, Son of Jonas White 

Sufanna, Dauter of John Warren was baptized, he 
& his wife Sufanna having at y e fametime owned 
y e Covenant 



June 10 th Thankful Gearfield difmifsed & recomended to the 
Church of Chrift in Concord, whereof the Rev d M r 
Lawrence is Paftor 



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Aug 8 * 5 tb 

19 th 
Sept. 9 th 

16 th 
30 th 

October. 7. 
28. 

Nov r 18 th 
Dec r 2 d 

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Jan ry 6. 
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March. 3. 
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June. 2 
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Sufanna, Dauter of John Savven Jun r 
Richard & Thomas, Sons of Uriah Clark 
Nathaniel, Son of Nath u Harrington 
William & Abigail, Children of W m Gammage 
Abigail, Dauter of Sam 11 Warren Jun r 
Martha, Dauter of Jon a Stone Jun r 
Jeduthan, Son of Jos. Wellington 
Daniel, Son of W m Gammage 
At Camb : Village Lydia. Dauter of John Dana 
William, Son of Sam 11 Jenifon 
Seth, Son of Isaac Sanderfon 
Mary, Dauter of Seth Haftings 
Joshua, Son of Stephen Stearns 
William, Son of Mofes Stone 
John, Son of John Randall 
Sarah, Dauter of Sam 11 Fifk 
Sarah, Dauter of Sam 11 Stratton 
Anne, Dauter of Nath u Bright 
Sarah, Dauter of Jacob Caldwell 
Jonathan, Son of Jon a Stone Tertius 
Daniel, Son of Nath. Stone 

1750/51. 

Lucey, Dauter of W m Coollidge 
Lydia, Dauter of David Livermore 
Mary, Dauter of James Hackleton 
Abijah Stearns was difmifsed & recomended to y e 
C hh in Lunenburgh 

1751. 

Nathan, Son of Nathan Perry 

Hannah, Dauter of Sam 11 Cooke 

Efther, Dauter of Jon a Bemis Jun r 

At Newton, Achfah, Dauter of John Woodward 

Thomas, Son of Amos Bond 

At Wefton Isaac y e Son of John Stratton 

Hannah, Dauter of Nath 11 Williams 

Deborah, Dauter of James Dix 

Elifabeth Hay owned y e Covenant 

Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Coollidge 

At Waltham, Jonathan, Son of Joseph Hager 

Mary, Dauter of Josiah Harrington, Mary, Dauter 
of Rich d Cutting, Elifha, Son of Sam 11 _ Harring- 
ton, Abraham, Son of Abraham Bemis, Sarah, 
Dauter of Elifha Livermore & Abraham, Son of 
W ra Lackey 



William White Jun r owned y e Covenant 
William, Son of \V m White 
Abigail, Dauter of James Hay 



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Jonathan Bond & Lydia Twitchell were difmifsed & 
recomended to y e C llh of Christ in Weftboro, where- 
of y e Rev d M r Parkman is Paftor 
October. 6. Katharine, Dauter of John Hunt 
20. Thomas, Son of Smith Prentice 
Dec r 8 th Jenny, Negro Woman of Sam 11 Parry owned y e Cov* 
& was baptized 
Nathan, Son of Jon a Barnard 
Nymphas, Son of Nymphas & Jenny 
29. Israel, Son of Israel Meed 
John, Son of John Warren 

1 75 1 A. 

George Lawrence was difmifed & recommended to 

the Church of Chrift in Waltham 
Margaret, Dauter of Eb r Hinds - 
Benjamin, Son of Benj a Whitney- 
Dorothy, Dauter of Edmund Fowle 
Katharine, Dauter of Bezaleel Learned 

1752. 

April. 12. At Newton George, Son of Tho s Brown Jun r 

26. At Camb. Village Mary, Dauter of John Stratton 
May. 3 d . John, Son of William Dockum of Bofton 
Elizabeth, Dauter of John Randall 
Mofes, Son of Joseph Peters 
10 th Peter, Son of Nath 11 Harrington 
24 th Daniel, Son of John Cook 
June. 21 st Jonas, Son of Jonas White 

28 th Hannah Mafon of Bofton owned the Covenant 
July. 12 th Benjamin, Son of Timothy Austin of Charlestown 
26 th At Natick Mofes y e Son of James Man 
Abigail, Dauter of Enos How 
Aug st 2 d Hephzibah, Dauter of Jos. Stevens of Bofton 
9 th John, Son of John White of Bofton 

David, Son of David Mafon of Bofton 
i6 tb At Camb. Village Ebenezer y e Son of Eb r Storer of 
Bofton 

23 d Mary, Dauter of Edw d Harrington 

Nathaniel, Son of Nath 11 Bright 
30 111 Jonas, Son of Jon a Learned 

Samuel, Son of W m Gammage 
Uriah, Son of Uriah Clark 
John Kimball Jun r owned the Covenant 
Joliah Berry, John Bond & Sarah Perry were dif- 
miised & recomended to the Church of Chrift in 
Worcester 

Sep 1 24 th At Waltham Aaron, Son of Isaac Brown 
Lydia, Dauter of Jonathan Hammond 



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19 th 
Feb 2 d 

March. 22 d . 



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Lvdia, Dauter of Sam 11 Warren Jun r 
Anna, Dauter of W m Coollidge by Rev d M r Wood- 
ward 

Mary, Dauter of Jonathan Peirce 
Abijah, Son of Nath 11 Stone 
Benjamin, Son of Benjamin Felton . 
Mary, Dauter of Henry Bacon 
Thomas, Son of Thomas Sowen 
Sufee, Dauter of Hezekiah Allen I at Natick 
Ethel, Son of James Battle by S. Storer 

Jacob, Son of Timothy Sparhawke 
Hannah, Dauter of Joseph Paughonot, 
Peter Parker owned y e Covenant at Brookline 



December. 1 7 th . Sufanna, Dauter of Nath u Coollidge Jun r 



3*' 



Charles, Son of Sam 11 Nutting 
Seth, Son of Jon a Stone Jun r 



Jan? 7 th 
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Feb 1 * 4 th 
18 th 

March. 4 th 

April. 15 th 
22 nd 
May. 6 th 

13 th 
June 17 th 
July. i st 
15 th 

22 d 

Aug st 26 th 
Sept : 9 th 



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At Lexington, Joseph, Son of Jo 8 Fifk 
At Brookline, Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Clark Jun r 
Enoch, Son of Jacob Caldwell 
Jonathan, Son of Mofes Stone 
Nymphas, Son of my Negro Man 
At Waltham Ruth, Dauter of Stephen White 
Henry, Son of Dan 11 Pierce by Rev. M r Cuming 
Elifabeth, Dauter of James Hay 
Jofhua & Mercy, Children of Sam 11 Jenifon 
Daniel, Son of James Hackleton 
At Newton Amos Son of Jonas Stone 
Elifabeth, Dauter of Isaac Sanderfon 
Mary, Dauter of Israel Meed 
Mofes, Son of Samuel Coollidge 
Mercy, Dauter of Smith Prentice 
Elifabeth, Dauter of Samuel Fifk 
At Cambridge -Village Caleb Son of Joseph Cook 
John Stratton, Mary Stratton & Abigail Barnard 

owned y e Coven* 
Jonas, Son of Jonas Barnard 

Abel Benjamin & Elizabeth Benjamin owned y e 
Covenant 

Edward, Mofes & Richard, Sons of Edw d Richard- 
fon 

William, Son of William & Jane Baldwin 
Elifabeth, Dauter of Joseph Wellington 
Thomas Son of Seth Haftings by Rev d M r Cotton 
at Newton Elifabeth Dauter of Edward Durant 
Peter, Son of Edward Richardfoh 

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Mary Dauter of Josiah Stearns 



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June 2 d 

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July 21 st 
Aug st 18 th 

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Nov r 24 th 
Dec r i 8t 

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John Son of Nath 11 Bright 
Samuel Son of Abel Benjamin 
Abraham Son of Abraham Brown 
Ebenezer Smith Son of Edmund Fowle 
Hannah Dauter of David Livermore 
Samuel Son of Henry Spring Jun r 
Stephen Son of John Cook 
William Son of James Hay 

Thomas Son of Francis Wells at Camb. Village 

Thankful Dauter of Jon a Bemis jun r 

Joel, Son of Jonas White 

Mercy Dauter of Joseph Coollidge 

Thomas Giles & Mary Giles owned the Covenant 

Abigail Dauter of Eb. Hinds 

Thomas Son of John Hunt 

Samuel Son of John Randall 

David Son of David Bemis 

Thomas Son of Tho s Giles 

David y e Son of Sufanna Fofter 

Ann Rainger entered into Covenant & was baptized 

Rebecca Dauter of Uriah & Ruth Clark 

Ann Dauter of Sam 11 Warren Jun r 

Mary Dauter of Nath 11 Coollidge Jun r 

Martha Dauter of Daniel Peirce 



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Feb 17 2 nd 
16 th 



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Phillis, Dauter of Nymphas a Negroe 
Samuel, Son of Jonas Barnard 

John Remington & Mary Remington owned y e 

Covenant 
John, Son of Israel Meed & 
Efther, Dauter of John Warren 
March. 2 d Stephen Harris & Sarah Harris owned y e Covenant 
John Son of John Remington 
Nathaniel, Son of Stephen Harris 
At Camb. Village, Nathaniel Son of Nath. Spar- 
hawke 

Jeddediah Leath & Hannah Leath owned the Cove- 
nant 

Sufanna, Dauter of Edw d Harrington 
Mary, Dauter of Samuel Fif k 
James, Son of James Hay 
At Lexington Thomas, Son of Tho 8 Blogget 



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Thaddeus, Son of Henry Bond 
AugSt 3 rd j ona than, Son of Jon a Wincheiter ) ^ Brooklin 
Solomon, Son of John Newell ) 
Elifha Gardner owned the Covenant 
Katharine, Dauter of Nath 11 Harrington 
David, vSon of Smith Prentice 



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28 th Joseph Hay & Hannah Hay owned y e Covenant 
Hannah, Dauter of Joseph Hay 

October 5 th Elizabeth, Daucer of John Hunt 

Nov r 16. Elijah, Son of Sam 11 Hager 

Dec 1 7. Sufanna, Dauter of Josiah Shattuck 

28 th John Tainter Jun r owned the Covenant 

Nov r 23 d Mary Shattuck owned y e Covenant 



Jan 17 4 th Mary, Dauter of John Tainter Jun r 

11. David Sanger & Lucy Sanger owned the Covenant 
18 th Efther, Dauter of Joseph Patterfon 
Feb r y 22 nd John, Son of Edmund Fowle 
David, Son of David Sanger 
March. 21 st Jonathan, Son of Abel Benjamin 
28 th Molly, Dauter of Daniel Sawen 
April. 4 th Amariah Learned & Hannah Learned owned y e 
Covenant 
Daniel, Son of Amariah Learned 
11 th William Sanger & Abigail Sanger owned y e Cove- 
nant 

John, Son of Will m Sanger 
Ebenezer, Son of Eb r Hinds 
May. 2 nd Mary, Dauter of John Cooke 

Abigail, Dauter of Edw d Richardfon 
9 th Elifabeth, Dauter of Nath u Stone 
23 rd John, Son of Jedediah Leathe 
30 th Lucy, Dauter of Benjamin Felton 

Daniel, Son of Nath 11 Coollidge Jun r 
June 6 th Abraham, Son of John Randall 

Samuel, Son of John Whitney Jun r 
Mary Whitney owned the Covenant 
27 th Mary, Dauter of James Hay 
July. i8 m Edward Harrington & Anna Harrington owned y e 
Covenant 

August. 8 th Phinehas, Son of Edw d Harrington Jun r 

15 th William, Son of "Josiah Prieft ) at Waltham 
Elifha, Son of Daniel Stearns \ by S. S. 
Sufanna, Dauter of John Coffeen by R d Cufhing 

[243] 

Samuel, Son of Jonas Coollidge 
Thomas, Son of Jedediah Spring 
Sufanna, Dauter of Samuel Soden 
Lois, Dauter of Jonas White 
Katharine, Dauter of Jon a Bemis Jun 1 ' 
Abigail, Dauter of Jonas Barnard 
Sarah, Dauter of John Hunt 

Jacob Boynton & Mary Boynton owned y e Covenant 
Elifabeth, Dauter of Jacob Boynton 



Sep 4 12 th 
19 th 

Oct 10 th 



17 th 

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Nov r 21 st Cornelius, Son of Eben r Stone Jun r 
Dec 1- 5 th Daniel, Son of Dan 11 Dana, at Camb. Village 
26 th Nathaniel, Son of David Bemis 

1757- 

Jan 17 16 th Elifabeth, Dauter of Joseph Coollidge 

23 d Abigail, Dauter of Joseph Hay 
Feb ry 27 th Abijah, Son of W m Brown 

Ebenezer, Son of Eb r Brown 
Lydia, Dauter of John Stratton 
March. 13 th Tabitha, Dauter of Jonas Learned 

Kate, Dauter of Nymphas (my Negro) 
May 8 th Daniel, Son of Dan 11 Sawen ) by Rev d S. Bald- 
Anna, Dauter of Stephen Harris j win. 
15 th Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Warren Jun r 
22 d Jonathan, & Sufanna Raymond owned y e Covenant 

Sufanna, y r Dauter baptized 
29 th Kezia, Dauter of John Spring of Bofton 
June 5 th Hannah, Dauter of Jon. Mirick at Newton by S. S. 

I2 tb Lucey, Dauter of John Remington 
July. 10. Lydia, Dauter of Smith Prentice 

17 th Hannah, Dauter & William, Son of James Dix 
24 th Lucey, Dauter of W m Park by Rev. N. Potter 
Oct 9 th John Son of John Cook 

16 th Elifabeth, Dauter of Dunah at Roxbury by 

S. S. 

23 d Abraham, Son of Abraham Crawley 
Nathan Son of Jacob Boynton 
Nov r 6 th Ruth Dauter of John Warren 

20 th Anna Tainter owned the Covenant 
28 th Grace, Dauter of Benj a Whitney in private 
Dec r 4 th Deliverance, Dauter of Benj a Whitney 
11. Samuel, Son of John Savage 

[244] 

1753 

Jan ry I st Sufanna, Dauter of John Tainter Jun r 
15 th Thomas, Son of David Sanger 

22 d Mofes Harrington & Mary Harrington owned y e 
Covenant 

Feb ry 5 th John Son of Abel Benjamin 
12 th Abigail, Dauter of W m Sanger 

26 th Jofiah Norcrofs & Elifabeth Norcrofs owned y e Cove- 
nant 

Nathaniel, y e Son baptized 
March. 5 th Samuel, Son of Sam. White 

12 th Abijah, Son of Mofes Harrington 
April. 2 nd Sarah, Dauter of Jonas Barnard 
9 th Thomas, Son of James Hay 
30 th Mary, Dauter of Isaac Sanderfon. 
May. 14 th Mary, Dauter of Mofes Biggelow 
21 st Mary Biggelow owned y e Covenant 



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by S. Storer 



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Edward, Son of Edw d Harrington Jun r 
June. 18 th James, Son of Nath 11 Stone 

25 th Nathaniel, Son of Nath 11 Harris Jun r 
July. 2 nd Lucey, Dauter of Sam 11 Fifk 

Mary, Dauter of Amariah Learned 
Jofiah Bright owned y e Covenant 
9 th Abraham, Son of Abr. Cutting, at Camb. Village 
by S. S. 

16 th John, Son of Edw d Richardson 

Isaac, Son of John Randall 
23 d Jonathan, Son of Jon a Bemis Jun r 
Hannah, Dauter of Jedediah Leathe 
August. 13 th Lucey, Dauter of Edmund Fowle 
Thomas, Son of Samuel Soden 
Sep 1 3 rd Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Mafon 

17 th Jonathan, Son of John Remington 
24 th Joliah & Jonathan (Twins), Sons of Jofiah Bripht 
Oct 15 th Hannah, Dauter of Jofiah Thompfon at Medford 
Nov r 12 th Ephraim, Son of John Hunt 
Joliah, Son of Jonas White 
26 th Isaac Sparhawk, Son of Isaac Gardner Jun r at Brook- 
line 

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Feb 17 11 th John, Son of Daniel Sawen 

18 th Kezia, Dauter of Jofhua Jackfon at Newton by S. S. 
March. 25 th Nathaniel Ruggles, Son of Simon Whitney 
Abijah, Son of Abijah Brown 

[245] 

April. 29 th Lucey, Dauter of John Stratton of Camb. Village 
May. 27 th Charles, Son of Nath 11 Harrington 
June. 24 th Elifabeth, Dauter of James Dix 
July. 29 th Josiah, Son of Jedediah Spring 
Aug st 12 th John, Son of Joseph Hay 

26 th Oliver Livermore owned the Covenant 
Katharine, Dauter of Oliver Livermore 
Mofes, Son of Mofes Biggelow 
Matthew, Son of Matthew Johnfon 
Sep 1 i6 tb Samuel, Son of Edw d Jackfon at Camb. Vil : by S. S. 
23 d Joshua, Son of Joseph Coollidge 
30. Lucy, Dauter of Sam 11 White by Rev d Lawrence 
Oct 14 th Luke, Son of David Bemis 
Nov. 25 th Sufanna, Dauter of Edw d Harrington-Jun r 
Dec r 2 d Lucey, Dauter of John Cook 

30 th Elifabeth, Dauter of Smith Prentice 

1760. 

Jan ry 6 th Sufanna, Dauter of William Brown at Camb. Vil- 
lage 

27 th Elifabeth, Dauter of Josiah Norcrofs 
Feb. 3 d Benjamin, Son of Benj a Bridge at Brooklin 



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March. 9 th Sarah, Dauter of John Tainter Jun r 
April. 6 Ul Benjamin, Son of Simon Haftings 

27 th Daniel, Son of Jonas Barnard 
May. 4 th Nathaniel, Son of Nath" Coollidge Jun r 
i8 tb Nathaniel, Son of David Sanger 
25 th Lucey, Dauter of Sam 11 Warren 
June 15 th James Barnard & Sarah Barnard owned y e Covenant 
July. 6 th Hannah, Dauter of Stephen Harris 
13 th Ebenezer, Son of Edw d Richardfon 

Lucey, Dauter of Daniel Savven 
27 th Nathaniel, Son of Natb 11 Stone 
Anna, Dauter of Daniel Pierce 
Jacob, Son of John Randall 
Dorothy, Dauter of Simon Whitney 
Aug st 10 th Abigail, Dauter of Jonas White by Rev. Meriam 
17 th David, Son of James Barnard 
24 111 At Waltham Tabitha, Dauter of Afa Warren 
31 st Joseph, Son of Josiah Bright 

[246] 

Sep* 28 th Sarah, Dauter of Jedediah Leathe 

Lydia, Dauter of Will™ Sanger 
Oct i2 tb Eli, Son of Amariah Learned 
John, Son of James Hay 
19. At Cambridge Charles, Son of Thadeus Wyman 

Sarah, Dauter of Jonathan Cooper Jun r 
26 th Jonathan, Son of Jon a Bemis Jun r 
Nov. 2 nd Ann, Dauter of Henry Bond 

9 th Sarah, Dauter of James Bryant at Camb. Village 
Decemb r 21 st Jeremiah, Son of Edmund Fowle 

1761. 

Jan ry iS th Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Soden 

Samuel Sanger & Grace Sanger owned y e Covenant 
Feb y 11 th Mary, Dauter of Abraham Crawley 

S th Ebenezer Mafon & Elifabeth Mafon owned y fc Cove* 
nant 

March. I st Elijah, Son of Samuel Mafon 
Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Sanger 
15 th Ebenezer, Son of Eben r Mafon 
May. 3 rd Joseph Gardner owned Covenant 
Thomas, Son of Joseph Gardner 
June 7 th Jonas, Son of James Dix 

21 st At Wefton Samuel, Son of Isaa^. Whittemore 
28 th At Newton Moles, Son of Jonas Jackfon 
July. 19 th Jonathan, Son of John Remington 
Abigail, Dauter of Samuel White 
Aug st 9 th Lucey, Dauter of Edw d Harrington 
30 th Samuel, Son of Mofes Biggelow 

William.Saltmarm & Eliz a Saltmarfh owned y e Cov- 
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Sep* 13 th Mary, Dauter of Simon Haftings 
20 th Oliver, Son of Oliver Livermore 
Oct 25 th Israel, Son of John Cook 

John, Son of W m Saltmarfh 
Nov. 8 th Joseph, Son of Joseph Coollidge 
Decemb r 6 tb Sarah, Dauter of James Gray 



Tan 17 io tb 
Feb 17 28 th 

March. 7 th 

2S tb 



I762. 

Mary, Dauter of Simon Whitney 
Benjamin, Son of David Sanger 
Jonathan, Son of Jon a Coollidge Godding 
Edward, Son of Edw d Prentice at Camb. Village 
Lydia, Dauter of Jonas Barnard 



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April. 4 th 

25 th 
May 2 nd 

9 th 

16 th 

30'" 
June 13 th 
July 25 th 

Aug st 8 th 

22 d 

October : 10 th 
3I st 



Nov r 14 th 
24 th 
Dec r 12 th 

26 th 



Jan 17 2 d 
23 rd 
30 th 
Feb 17 6 th 
April. 24 th 
May. 22 d 
29 th 
June 12 th 



July. 17 



th 



Joanna, Dauter of John Tainter Jun r 
Josiah, Son of Josiah Norcrofs 
Josiah, Son of Josiah Bright 
John, Son of Jon a Bemis Jun r 
Samuel, Son of Daniel Sawen 
Sarah, Dauter of James Hay 
Stephen, Son of Stephen Harris 
Jonathan, Son of David Bemis 

John Stearns & Martha Stearns owned y e Covenant 

Katharine, Dauter of John Stearns 

Thomas Learned owned the Covenant 

Josiah & Paul, Sons of Tho s Learned 

John, Son of John Stearns 

Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Fifk 

John, Son of Abraham Crawley 

Joshua, Son of Smith Prentice 

Elias Mafon was difmifsed from this Chh & recom- 
ended to the C Ml of Ch in Woodftock, y e firft So- 
ciety 

Abijah, Son of Sam 11 Warren 

Martha, Dauter of John Rogers at Newton 

William, Son of Eb r Mafon 

Samuel, Son of Edmund Fowle 

Sarah, Dauter of Joseph Gardner 

*7 6 3- 

Mercy Amelia, Dauter of Convers Spring 

Grace, Dauter of Sam 11 Sanger 

At Camb. Village John, Son of W m Bowles 

Achfah, Dauter of Jedediah Leathe 

William, Son of W In Sanger 

Frederick, Son of John Remington 

James, Son of James Bryant, at Camb: Village 

Sarah, Dauter of Edvv d Richardfon 

Sally Dauter of Daniel Edes 

Grace, Dauter of Simon Whitney 



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Isaac, Son of Abijah Hammond 
31 st Eleanor, Dauter of Sam 11 White by Rev' 1 M r Cuming 
Aug* 21 st Grace, Dauter of Nath 11 Coollidge 
Hannah, Dauter of John Draper 
Sep* 4. Daniel, Son of Simon Haftings 
October. 9 111 Katharine, Dauter of Nath 11 Sanger 
23 d Eunice, Dauter of Joseph Coollidge 
2 d Day, William, Son of W m Saltmarfli 
Nov. 6. Peter, Son of Jon a Coollidge Godding 

[248] 1764 

Jan ry I st Joshua, Son of John Stratton 

8 th Either, Dauter of Tho s Johnfon 
22 nd Abijah, Son of Daniel Sawen 
Thomas, Son of John Stearns 
Daniel, Son of Oliver Livermore 
Feb 17 12 th Lois, Dauter of Jonas White 

26 tu Amos, Son of John Thwing at Camb. Village 
March. 4 th Hannah, Dauter of Sam 11 Soden 
25**" Spencer, Son of Nath u Sanger 
April 8 th Josiah Convers, Son of James Thomas of Bofton 
22 d Lucey, Dauter of David Sanger 
29 th Nathaniel, Son of Josiah Norcrofs 

Sufanna, Dauter of Edw d Harrington Jun r 
May. 27 tb At Camb. Village 4 Children vizt, 

Bridger, Dauter of Isaac Ridgway of Bofton, 
Edward' Son of Edw d Peirce of Bofton 
Edmund, Son of Richard Dana \ of Cam- 

Mary, Dauter of Thomas Thwing Jun r j bridge 
June 3 rd James, Son of Jonas Barnard 

Elifabeth, Dauter of Sam 11 Jenifon Jun r 
July. 8 th Convers, Son of Convers Spring 

22 d Ephraim Wheeler owned y e Covenant 
Elizabeth, Dauter of Ephraim Wheeler 
29 th Elifabeth, y e Dauter of Abraham Crawley 
Aug st s th Enoch Son of Eb r Mafon } u -d a \jtt n a,- ~ 
8 M >fes, Son of Mofes Bigelow j b ? Rev M Culhin ^ 

26 th Mofes, Son of Josiah Bright 
Joshua, Son of Tho s Learned 
Samuel, Son of Sam 11 Jenifon Jun r 
Sep* 2 d Grace, Dauter of Daniel Fuller 

Prifcilla, Dauter of Sam 11 Calderwood 
Sarah, Dauter of Elifha Learned 
9 th Anna, Dauter of David Bemis 
16 th Lucretia, Dauter of Sam 11 Fifk 
October. 14 th Amos Livermore owned y e Covenant 

Amos, y e Son of Amos Livermore was baptized 
21 st Rebecca, Dauter of W m Godding Jun r 
28 Abraham Brown & Mary Brown were difmifsed 
from this C llb & recomended to y e C hb of O in 
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Nov r 4. Mary, Dauter of John Remington 
25 th Cherry, Dauter of Jon a Stone 
December 2 d James Barnard & Sarah Barnard were difmifsed from 
this C llh & recomended to the C hh in Acton 
9 th Jonathan Learned Jun r & Sufanna Learned owned 
y e Covenant 
30 th Anna, y e Dauter of Jon a Learned Jun r 

[249] 1765 

March. 3 rd Jofeph, Son of Jofeph Hay 

10 th Jedediah & Betty White owned y e Covenant 
Diadama, Dauter & 
Jedediah, Son of Jedediah White 
23 rd At Newton Fanny, Dauter of Parker 
April. 7 tb Nathaniel, Son of Sam 11 Warren 
May 5 tb Reuben, Son of Jedediah White by Rev rd M r Cum- 
ing 

19 th Rhoda, Dauter of Nath 1 Stone 

Sarah, Dauter of Stephen Harris 
June 2 nd Frances, Dauter of Jedediah Leathe 
Samuel, Son of John Tainter Jun r 
July. 14 th Mary, Dauter of Tho s Hovey, at Camb. Village 
Aug st 11 th Jonathan Harrington owned y e Covenant 
18 th Hannah, Dauter of Benjamin Fefsenden 
Sep* 22 nd Joseph, Son of John Stearns 

Elizabeth, Dauter of W m Saltmarfh 
29 th Thomas, Son of Sam 11 Soden 

Sarah Gray was difmifsed from this C hh & recom- 
ended to the Church of Chrift in Stockbridge 
October. 6 th Grace, Dauter of Jon a Harrington 

13 th William, Son of Edw d Richardfon by Rev. M r 
Meriam 

Nov r 17 th Hannah, Dauter of Jofeph Gardner 
December 8 th At Roxbury, Sarah, y e Dauter of Thaddeus Partridge 
29 th Josiah Bifco, W m Chenery, & Sybbil Chenery owned 
y e Covenant 
Daniel Whitney, Son of Josiah Bifco 
William, Son of William Chenery 

1766 

j an ry 5th s et h 5 on Q f David Sanger 

26 th Nathaniel, Son of Oliver Livermore 
Feb rv 2 [ld At Camb : Village Mary Dauter of Rich d Dana 
Rachel, Dauter of Jonathan Dana — 
9 th Daniel, Son of Jon a Stone 
March. 2 nd At Waltham John Son of John Pierce 

At Watertown Samuel, Son of Ephraim Wheeler in 
private 

9 th Richard Coollidge, Son of John Stratton 
23 rd Eliftia, Son of Eliftia Learned 
April. 6 th Francis, Son of Joiiah Bright 



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Elifabeth, Dauter of Simon Haftings 

20 th Ebenezer Stutfon &) , fi ^ 

■is . , , > owned y e Covenant. 

Kezian Stone j J 

May. 11 th Joseph, Son of Daniel Sawen 

Abigail, Dauter of Sam 11 Jenifon Jun r 

Anne, Dauter of James Hay 

25 th Benjamin Felton, Son of Eb n Stutfon 

Jemima, Dauter of Josiah Norcrofs 

[250] 

June. 22 nd Mary, Dauter of William Sanger 
July. 6 th Samuel, Son of Abraham Crawley 

Lois & Katharine, Dauters of Phinehas Child 
13 th Abraham Hews & Lucey Hewes owned y e Covenant 
David Coollidge & Dorothy Coollidge owned y e 

Covenant 
Abraham, Son of Abraham Hews 
20 th Jonathan Whitney & Sufanna Whitney owned y e 
Covenant 
Sufanna, Dauter of Jon a Whitney 
27 th Samuel Brown & Lois Brown owned y e Covenant 
Aug 8t 3 rd Sufanna, Dauter of David Coollidge Jun r 
10 th Lucey, Dauter of Joseph Coollidge 
17 th Jacob, Son of Sam 11 Brown 
24 th Daniel, Son of Samuel Mafon 
Silas Son of Convers Spring 

Richard Walker & Elizabeth Walker owned y e Cove- 
nant 

Sept jth j ohn? Son of Thomas Patten 

Jonas, Son of Jon a Coollidge Godding 
14 th At Camb. Village Caleb, Son of Caleb Dana Jun r 
21 st Josiah, vSon of Sam 11 White 

Richard, Son of Richard Walker 
Octo r 12 th Lizzey, Dauter of John Tainter Jun r 

Dec r 7 th Nathan, Son of Nathaniel Coollidge by Rev d Cuftiing 
28 th Isaac, Son of David Bemis 

1767 

Jan 17 4 tL Mary, Dauter of Stephen Harris 

25 th Mary, Dauter of John Draper 

Feb ry I st Mary, Dauter of Jedediah Leathe 
Anna Dauter of William Chenery 

22 nd Elizabeth, Dauter of Benj a Fefsenden 

March. i st Samuel, Son of Tho 8 Learned 

29 th Lvdia, Dauter of Jon a Harrington 

April. 5 th William & Anna Learned owned the Covenant 

12. Hannah, Dauter of Jon a Learned ju r • 

May. 17 th William, Son of W m Learned 

31 st Josiah, Son of John Stearns 

June. 28 th James, Son of Ephraim Wheeler 

Aug 8t 2 d Simon Coollidge owned y e Covenant 



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Sep 1 6 th Sufanna, Dauter of Eliflia Learned 

Mary, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 
Oct 4 tb Grace, Dauter of Jedediah White 
Grace, Dauter of Josiah Bifco 
11. Jonas Coollidge j r & Anna Coollidge owned the 
Coven* 

Sarah Saunders owned y e Covenant 
Sarah, Dauter of Moles & Sarah Saunders 
Elifabeth, Dauter of Jonas Coollidge ju r 

[251] [Notes upon Baptism and y e Covenant in Abraham.] 
[252] 

1767 

October. 18 th At Cambridge Village Sufanna Dauter of Benj a Hill 
& Mofes, Son of Joshua Thomas 
25 th Lucey, Dauter of Simon Whitney 
Nov r I st Jonas, Son of Jon a Stone 

15 th Elizabeth, Dauter of Edw d Richardson 
William, Son of Sam 11 Warren 
Dec r 13. Hannah, Dauter of John Tainter jun r 
Jonas, Son of Jonas Barnard 

1768 

Jan ry 3 d Mary, Dauter of Tho s Patten 

Lucey, Dauter of Amos Livermore 
17 th William Son of David Coollidge ju r 
Mary, Dauter of Jon a Whitney 
Feb r y 7 th Jefse, Son of David Sanger 

14. At Camb Village Martin, Son of Jon a Fefsenden ju r 
21. Nancy, Dauter of Josiah Bright 
April. 10 th Jofeph, Son of Chriftopher Grant ju r 
17 th Elifabeth, Dauter of Josiah Norcrofs 
24 th At Waltham Betty, Dauter of Uriah Cutting 
1 May. I st At Newton Henry, Son of Sam 11 Craft 
22 d Eunice, Dauter of Mofes Biggelow 
29 th Benjamin, Son of Daniel Sawen 
June 1 2 th Phinehas Stearns & Hannah Stearns owned y e Coven. 
Hannah, Dauter of Phinehas Stearns 
Amafa, Son of Sam 11 Brown 
July. 17 th Henry, Son Of Convers Spring 

Jemima, Dauter of Israel Whitney 
Aug st 14. Lucey, Dauter of James Hay 
Oct 2. Benjamin, Son of Joseph Gardner 
Nov. 6 th At Camb. Village Nathan, Son of Nath 1 Sparhawk 
13 th Martha, Dauter of W m Godding 

Henry, Son of W m Learned 
27. Richard, Son of W Tm Sanger 

[253] 

Dec r 4 tb Elifabeth, Dauter of Ayres Tainter 
18. Jsaac, Son of Samuel Mafon 



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1769 

Jan ry S th Lucy, Dauter of Jedediah Leathe 
Charles, Son of John Stearns 
Thomas, Son of Jonas Barnard 
Anna, Dauter of Sam 11 Sanger 
Mary, Dauter of David Bemis 



29 tu 

Feb 1 "? 12. 
19 th 
March. 5 th 



12. 

April. 2 rt 

1 6 th 

30 th 
May 7 th 



21. 

June. 4 th 
if. 



25 th 
23 d 



3Q tn 

Sep 1 iu th 

24 tb 

Nov r 19 th 

26 th 
Dec r 17 th 
23 th 



Rebecca, Dauter of Benj a Fefsenden 
Lucey, Dauter of Thomas Learned 
Jon a Stone & Martha Stone were difmiifed from this 

Church to y e I st Church in Shrewsbury 
Mary, Dauter of Sam 11 Soden 
Lucey, Dauter of Stephen Harris 
John, Son of Joseph Coollidge by y e Rev d M r Cuming 
Andrew, Son of Jedediah White 
Lucretia, Dauter of Josiah Bright 
Spencer, Son of Jon a Coollidge Godding 
Joseph, Son of Jon a Learned ju r 
Thomas Draper & Elifabeth Draper owned y e Cove- 
nant 

John, Son of Elifha Learned 

Hephzibath, Dauter of Simon Coollidge 

Elifabeth, Dauter of Thomas Draper 

Eunice, Dauter of Sam 11 White ) , dr 
Tie c t 1 tv by Rev a Cuming 

John., Son of John Draper J J & 

Anna, Dauter of Jonas Coollidge 

Anna, Dauter of Simon Whitney 

John Hackleton & Bethiah Hackleton owned y e 

Covenant 

Thomas, Son of Thomas Patten 

Thomas, Son of Jofiah Bifco 

John, Son of John Hackleton 

John Durant & Sarah Durant owned y e Covenant 



Phinehas Jenifon & Sufanna Jenifon owned y' 
ven fc 

Sufanna, y e Dauter of Phinehas Stearns 
Jonathan, Son of Jon a Whitney 
Lucey, Dauter of Edw d Richardfon 



Co- 



Jan^ 14 th 

Feb ry 25 th 



I770 

Phinehas Son & Sufanna Dauter of Phinehas Jenifon 
Ifaac Son of John Stratton 
Amos, Son of William Dawes 
Mary Dauter of Ifrael Whitney 
March. 4 th Abigail Dauter of Abijah Hammond 
Mary Dauter of Seth Saltmarfh 
Peter Son of David Coollidge Jun r 
Seth Saltmarfh & Sufanna his Wife owned y e Cove- 
nant 



[254] 

April 29 th 
May 6 th 



John, Son of John Tainter ju r 
Jofeph, Son of Jofeph Gardner 



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27 th John, Son of Jofiah Norcrofs 
July I st Jofeph, Son of David Sanger 
8 th Elijah, Son of Jonathan Bemis 
Silas, Son of William Learned 
22 nd Elifabeth, Dauter of Samuel Brown 
29 th John, Son of James Hay 
August. 12 th George, Son of Benjamin Fefsenden 
Sep* 2 nd Lucey, Dauter of Ayres Tainter 
16 th Martha, Dauter of John Stearns 
23 rd Sufanna, Dauter of Daniel Sawen 
30 th Elijah White & Hannah White owned y e Covenant 
October. 14 th Lucey, Dauter of Daniel Fuller 

28 th Luke, Son of Convers Spring 
Novembr.4 th Nathaniel, Son of Sam 11 Jenifon ju r 
18 th Hannah, Dauter of Elijah White 

John Bond was difmifsed from y e C hh of C in Water- 
town & recomend to y e C hh of C l in Conway 
Decemb'r. 9 th Elifebeth, Dauter of John Remington 
Sarah, Dauter of Josiah Bright 
Elifha, Son of William Chenery 
30 th Sarah, Daughter of Chriftopher Grant jun r 

Stephen Whitney & Relief Whitney owned y e Cove- 
nant 

1771 

Jan rv 6 th William, Son of Phinehas Stearns 
27. Stephen, Son of Stephen Whitney 
Feb. 3. Josiah Warren & Abigail Warren owned the Cove- 
nant 

24. Isaac, Son of Tho s Patten 
March. 10. Hannah, Dauter of Tho s Learned 

31. Josiah, Son of Josiah Warren 
April. 7 th Hephzibah, Dauter of Amos Livermore 
21. Elifabeth, Dauter of Sam 11 Sanger 

Seth Haftings & Hannah Haftings were difmifseq 
from this O* & recomend to y e I st C^ of O in 
Cambridge. 
May 31. Ann Dauter of Elifha Learned 
July 14. Elifabeth, Dauter of Jonas Barnard 
August. 4. Benjamin Shattuck Son of Jofhua Kendall 

11. Simon, Son of Simon Haftings, by Rev d Merriam 

25. Hannah, Dauter of David Bemis 

[255] I77 1 

Sep 1 22. Sufanna, Dauter of Jon a Learned jun r 
Oct 6. At Cambridge Village Francis, Son of George Dana 
Nathan, Son of Jon a Winfhip 
27. Stephen, Son of Sam 11 Warren 
Sarah, Dauter of Jos. Coollidge 
Nov. 3. Mofes & Aaron, twin Sons of Simon Coollidge jun r 
10. Mary, Dauter of John Stratton 

Samuel, Son of Phinehas Robbins 



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17. Dorothy, Dauter of Israel Whitney 
24. Mary, Dauter of John Hunt jun r 
Dec r 15. Chriftopher, Son of Jedediah Learned 

1772. 

Jan 17 26. At Cambridge Village Andrew, Son of Eben r Seaver 
& John Son of Andrew Ellis 
Feb. 2. Elijah, Son of W m Learned 

Dorothy, Dauter of David Coollidge 
Apr. 5. Abraham, Son of William Sanger 
26. Thomas, Son of Benj a Fefsenden 
Elias, Son of Phinehas Jenifon 
May. 10. At Camb. Village Thomas Son of Jon a Fefsenden 

17. Henry Saunderfon & Charity Saunderfon owned the 

Covenant 
Abigail Dauter of Josiah Bright 
31. Anna, Dauter of Ezekiel Hall 
June 7- Hannah, Dauter of Jon a Coollidge Godding 
28. Abigail, Dauter of Josiah Norcrofs 
July. 12. At Camb. Village William Son of Mofes Robbins 
Josiah, Son of Josiah Fefsenden 
19. William, Son of Ayres Tainter 
Jonas, Son of Jonas Coollidge 

26. Francis, Son of Zacharias Shed 
Sibyl, Dauter of Sam 11 White 
Charity, Dauter of Henry Sanderson 

Aug Bt 2. At Newton Amafa, Son of John Murdock 

16. Mary, Dauter of Edw d Richardfon 

23. Edmund, Son of Tho 8 Wellington 

Jacob, Son of Edward Harrington ju r 
Sep' 13. Henry, Son of William Godding 

27. Elifabeth, Dauter of Jos. Gardner 

[256] 

Oct 4. Abigail, Dauter of Josiah Warren, at Camb. Village 
11. Anna, Dauter of Sam 11 Brown 

18. Mary, Dauter of Josiah Capen Jun r 

Nov r 15. Relief, Dauter of Stephen Whitney, by Rev d Cuming 
Dec r 6. Elifabeth, Dauter of Daniel Sawin 
13. William, Son of Tho 8 Patten 



J773 

Jan ry 17. Mary, Dauter 01 John Remington 

31. Isaac, Son of Simon Haftings 
Feb ry 26. William, Son of Phinehas Stearns, in private 

28 th Mary, Dauter of John & Martha Stearns 
March 14. Daniel, Son of Sam 11 Sanger 

Elifabeth, Dauter of Elifha Learned 
April. 4 th Leonard, Son of Josiah Bifco 



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18 th Mofes, Abigail, Jeruflia & Aaron, Children of v e 
widow Abigail Learned, fhe being rec d into C^ 
Fellovvfhip 
Elifabeth, Daughter of Convers Spring 
[Continued on Page 42.] 

[257] Blank. 
[258] 

I was called to y e work of y e Ministry by y e church and congre- 
gation in Watertown on Nov br 24 th 1777, and was ordained April 

29 I^b. 

[He died of dysentery Sept. 16, 1778, ae. 32.] 
A Record of Baptifms by Dan 1 Adams. 
177S 

May 10. Sam 1 Son of Will m Chenery 

June 7 th Roba, Daughter of Will m Warren 
June 14 th Polly, Daughter of Jon a Crosby 
June 28 th Sufanna, wife of Nath 1 Bright 
June 2S m Eunice, Daughter of Jofiah Capen 
July 12 th Cate, Daughter of Dan 1 Bond 

Aug. 2 d Nath 1 Son of Nath 1 Bright 

Aug. 2 d Sufanna, Daughter of Nath 1 Bright 

1779 

Aug 1 S th Sam 1 Son of Nath 1 Bright, by M r Cooke 
[259] 

I was called to the work of the Miniftry by the Church & Con- 
gregation in Watertown on March 13 th 17S0 & was Ordained June 
2i l 17S0. 

A Record of Baptisms by R. R. Eliot. 
17S0 

Aug 1 20 th Sally, Daughter of George Brown 
Sep r 10 th Hannah, Daughter, Si Elijah Son of William Har- 
rington 

Sep r 10 Lucy, Daughter of Smith Adams 

Nov 5 th Mary Kirnbal & Katharine, Daughters & Daniel fen 

of Daniel Whitney 
Nov 26 Charles fon of Daniel Whitney 

Lucy & Elizabeth Daughters of Will m Bond 
Dec r 17 th Isaac fon & Polly Daughter of Roger Adams 

17S1 

Jan y 7 th Rhoda, Daughter of Mofes Stone Ju r 
Jan y 14. Polly, Daughter of Elijah Mead 
March 4. Edward, fon of Edward Harrington Jun r 
March 11 th Alexander, fon of Benj a Capen 
March 25. David, fon of Benj a Capen 

Charles, fon of Charles Nutting 



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June 24. Ruth, Daughter of William Clienery 

July 1. Hannah, Daughter of Nath 1 Bright 
July 29. Lucy, Daughter of Josiah Sanders 

Samuel White, fon of Moses Warren 
Aug 1 12. Betsy, Daughter of Elijah Meads 
Sep fc 16. Henry Son & Hannah Daughter of Jedediah Learned 

[260] 

Sep r 30. Benjamin, Son of Phinehas Jennifon 

Josiah, Son of Phinehas Jennifon 
Oct r 21. Betsy, Daughter of Abner Craft 

Nancy, Daughter of Stephen Whitney 
Hephza, Daughter of Roger Adams 
Oct 28. George Wafhington, fon of Phinehas Stearns 
Benjamin, fon of Henry Whitney 
Nov r 25. William, Son of William Warren 
Dec 1 " 9. Isaac, Son of Sam 1 Barnard 

Joseph, Son of Moses Coolidge 
Dec r 30. William, Son of William Harrington 

1782 

Jan y 6 Richard, Son of Simon Whitney 

March 10 th Rebecca Cooke, Daughter of Henry Bradshaw 

April 21 Amos, Son of Amos Bond 

June 23 Betsy, Daughter of Elkanah Wales 

July 21 George, Son of George Brown 

Aug fc 25 Israel, Son of Daniel Whitney 

Oct 1 28 Mofes, Son of Moses Warren 

Nov r 3 d Adino Bullfinch, fon of Will m Beals 

Dec 1 15- Martha Clark, Daughter of Hugh Mafon 

19 Samuel, Son of Sam 1 Spring 

1733 

Jan y 12 Cornelius, fon of Mofes Stone Jun r 
Feb 7 23. Francis, Son of Sam 1 Spring 
April 6 Marcy, Daughter of Roger Adams 

27. Lydia, Daughter of Amos Bond 
May 4 John, Son of Josiah Mixer 
11 Isaac, Son of Elijah Mead 
June 6 Charles, Son of Will m Warren 
Aug fc 24 William, Son of Nath 1 Bright 

Lucy, Daughter of Andrew Stimpson 
31 Ebenezer, Son of Moses Coolidge 
Sept r 7 Polly, Daughter of William Harrington 
Oct 1- 5 Samuel, Son of Thomas Patten 
12. Abigail, Daughter of William Stone 
Nov r 16 Lucy, Daughter of Abijah Stone 
30 Josiah, Son of Josiah Sanderson 
Henry, Son of Daniel Jackson 
Sukey, Daughter of William Beals 



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[261] 

Dec r 



Feb* i . 

March 21 
May 2 

June 20 
July 11 
Sept r 5 
12 

^ 19 
Oct r 17 

24 

Nov 14 
Dec r 12 
26 



Feb 1 ? 16 
27 

May 22 

" 2 9 
June 12 

July 30 

Aug 1 27 

Sep 1 ' 4 

Oct r 9 th 

2 3 
3° 
Nov 6 

13 
20 

27 

Dec r iS 
[262] 

Jan y 29. 
Feb* 5. 
March 12 
26 

April 23 



Polly, Daughter of Phinehas Stearns 
Hannah, Daughter of Joseph Bright 

17S4 

Nancy, Daughter of Abner Craft 
Polly, Daughter of Nathaniel R. Whitney 
Richard Clarke, Son of Hugh Mason 
Samuel, Son of John Botang 
David, Son of Jonathan Bemifs 
Nathaniel, Son of Nathaniel Bemifs 
Sally, Daughter of Eayres Tainter 
Nathaniel Pierce, Son of Samuel Hoar 
Dorothy, Daughter of Daniel Whitney 
Samuel, Son of Elkanah Wales 
Betsy, Daughter of Henry Bradfhaw 
Sally, Daughter of Jonathan Stone 
Richard Hunnewell, Son of Charles Nutting 
William, Son of Jonas White Jun r 
William, Son of Phinehas Jennison 
Joseph, Son of Joseph Coolidge 

1785 

Charles, Son of George Brown 
Carolina Matilda, Daughter of Will m Warren 
Joseph, Son of Joseph Bright 
Samuel, Son of Elijah Mead 
Betsv, Daughter of Joshua Kendal 
Roger, Son of Roger Adams 
Mary, Daughter of Joseph Coolidge 
Polly, Daughter of Hezekiah Metcalf 
Daniel, Son of Daniel Jackson 
Moses Gill, Son of Edmund Fowle 
Charles, Son of Francis Faulkner 
Clarissa, Daughter of Sliubal Downes 
Polly, Daughter of Thomas Vose 
Nancy, Daughter of John Bullard 
John & Samuel, Sons of John Cooke Jun r 
Phinehas, Son of Charles Nutting 
Dolly, Daughter of John Tainter 
Betsy, Daughter of William Harrington 
Josiah, Son of Abijah Stone 
Susanna, Daughter of John Stimpson 

17S6 

Anna, Daughter of Henry Bradshaw 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Jonathan Bemifs 
Katy, Daughter of Will" 1 Beals 

ames Bradish, Son of Nathaniel R. Whitney 
Caleb, Son of Caleb Cooke 



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May 14 Joseph, Son of Hugh Mason 
June 11 Charles, Son of Abner Craft 
July 23 Lucy, Daughter of Phinehas Stearns 

30 Lydia the Wife & Lvdia, Nabby & Nathan, the 
"Children of Nathan Porter 
Sep r 24 Asaph, Son of Moses Stone Jun r 
Oct r 22 Ephraim, Son of Jonathan Harrington 
Nov r 5. Hannah Stowel, Daughter of Mofes Coolidge 
Samuel Mafsay, Son of Samuel Holt 
19 Marcy, Daughter of Joseph Coolidge 

26 Jonathan, Son of Joseph Bright 
Dec r 31 Lois, Daughter of Josiah Mixer 

1787 

Jan y 21 Eleanor, Daughter of Mosos Warren 

28 Hannah, Daughter of Roger Adams 
March 11 Samuel, Son of Katharine Harris 

18 Joliah, Son of Jonas White Jun r 
Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Stone 
April 8 Rebecca Boylston, Daughter of Edmund Fowle 
Francis, Son of Daniel Jackson 

29 Lucy, Joel, Edward, Children of Phinehas Har- 

rington 

June 17 Charles William Henry, Son of William Warren 
July 1. Naby & Lydia, Daughters of Elijah Meads 

29. Grace, Daughter of Elkanah Wales 
Aug 1 5. Hannah, Daughter of Stephen Harris Jun 

30 Elizabeth Swift, Daughter of Sam. Babcock 
Oct r 7. Sally, Daughter of Thomas Vose 

28 Richard, Son of William Stone 
Nov 4' Isaac, Son of William Harrington 

[263] 

Nov r 4 Elizabeth, Daughter of Hugh Mafon 
11. Abigail, Daughter of Abijah Stone 
Dec r 30 Lvdia, Daughter of Samuel Wellington 
Eleanor, Daughter of Moses Warren 

1788 

Jan y 13 Elizabeth Thomson, Daughter of Henry Crane 
Feb y 3. Josiah, Son of Joshua Kendal 

24 Betfy, Daughter of John Stimpson 
March 2 Francis, Son of Francis Faulkner 
Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Bemifs 
16 Nabby, Daughter of Charles Nutting 
April 27 Elizabeth, Daughter of Moses Coolidge 
May 25 Samuel, Son of Joseph Bright 
July 6. George, Son of Abner Craft 

Francis, Son of Nath 1 , Ruggles Whitney 

27 Sarah, Daughter & Thomas Son of Thomas Clark 
Aug 1 2 Nancy, Daughter of Joseph Coolidge 



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31 Lydia Stratton, Daughter of Josiah Sanderson 
Aaron, Son of Mofes Stone Jun r 
Nov r 9 John, Son of Thomas Clarke 

23 Betfy, Daughter of Roger Adams 
Daniel, Son of Benjamin Haftings 

17S9 

Jan y 25 Grace, Daughter of Daniel Whitney 
March 22 Hephzibah, Daughter of William Stone 
29 Charles, Son of Nathaniel Bemifs 
April 12 Katy, Daughter of Jonathan Harrington 
Charles, Son of Jonathan Stone 
26 Henry, Son of Jonas White Jun r 
June 7 Amos, Son of Hugh Mason 
July 12 Thomas, Son of Thomas Soden 
Sep. 13 Mary Henshaw, Daughter of Daniel Jackson 
Lucretia, Daughter of William Harrington 
Sally, Daughter of Samuel Babcock 

[264] 

Oct r 4. George, Son of William Warren 

iS. William Main, Son of John George 
Nov. 1. Gregory, Son of Daniel Cooke 

1790 

Jan y 10 Katy, Daughter of Samuel Wellington 
17 Joseph, Son of Moses Coolidge 

Charles, Son of Benjamin Hastings 
Eunice. Daughter of Joseph Coolidge 
31 Nathaniel, Son of Charles Nutting 
Feb 7 14 Charlotte, Daughter of Jacob Saver 
May 9 Hannah, Daughter of Joshua Kendal 
23 Polly, Daughter of Joseph Bright 
Aug 1 15 Lucretia, Daughter of James Robbins 
Sep r 26 John & Stephen, Sons of Israel Cooke 
Oct r 24 Patty, Daughter of Roger Adams 
Nov r 7 Joseph, Son of William Stone 
Dec 1 ' 16 Seth, Son of Josiah Sanderson 

1791 

Jan y 6 Seth, Son of Hugh Mason 

16 Hannah Bond, Daughter of Thomas Clarke 
March 27 James, Son of Jonathan Bemife 
April 3. Hannah Balch, Daughter of Tilly Buttrick 
Elizabeth. Daughter of Benjamin Hastings 
May 1 Leonard, Son of Jonathan Harrington 
June 31 Samuel, Son of Jona 11 Whitney 
July 3 Samuel, Son of Jonathan Stone 
John, Son of John George 
10 Hannah, Daughter of Nath 1 Ruggles Wliitney 
31 Leonard, Son of Daniel Jackson 



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[265] 

Sep r 4. Nathaniel, Son of Josiah Mixer 
Oct r 9. Daniel Parker, Son of Abner Craft 

Juliana Maria, Daughter of Will m Warren 

1792 

Feb 19 Elisha & Kata, Son & Daughter of Joseph Bright 
March 6. Moses, Isaac, Hannah, Aaron, Children of Moses 
Mason 

April 1. Sophia, Daughter of Moses Warren 
May 6 Nancy, Daughter of Moses Stone Ju r 
June 3 James, Son of Samuel Babcock 
July 8 Nancy, Daughter of Nathaniel Bridge 

29 Elisha, Son of Daniel Whitney 
Eliza, Daughter of Stephen Crane 

Sep r 16 Betsy, Daughter of William Stone 
Dec r 2 John Jacob, Son of John Jacob Saiga 
9 Nathaniel, Son of Charles Nutting 

Sally Main, Daughter of John George 
16 James, Son of James Robbins 

Mary, Elizabeth, Samuel & George, Children of 
Samuel Coolidge 

r 793 

March 31. David, Son of Joshua Kendal 

June 2 Charles Bond an Adult was Bap d having own'd the 

Cov* 

Samuel, Son of Charles Bond 
Sally, Daughter of Moses White 

[266] • 

June 2 Frank & Leonard, fons of Ezekiel Whitney Jun r 
July 21 Lydia, Daughter of Thomas Clark 
Aug* 1 25 George Call, Son of Nath 1 Ruggles Whitney 
Sep r 22 Richard Clarke, Son of Benj a Haftings 

Oct r 6 Susanna, Daughter of Will™ Stone 
Francis, Son of Jonathan Be mis 
Dec r 15 Henry, Son of Jonas White Jun r 

1794 

March 9 Mary Oliver, Daug r of John Vinal 

16 Mary Little, Daughter of Tilly Butterick 

30 Sally Williams, Daughter of Abner Craft 
April 6 Joel, Son of Moses Stone Jun r 

13 Josiah, Son of Joseph Bright 
May 11 Polly Goddard, Daughter of Sarah Saunders 

July 6 Joseph, Son of Joseph Nison 
Sept r 14 Mary Ann, Daughter of John George 
Sally Dorrs, Daughter of Enoch Hide 
Abigail, Daughter of Ezekiel Whitney 
Nancy, Daughter of Will m Barry 



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21 Lucy, Daughter of Daniel Jackson 
Nov r 16 Rebecca, Daughter of Samuel Babcock 

1795 

Feb y 1 Rebeccah, Daughter of Jonathan Stone 
15 George, Son of James Robbins 
April 12 Samuel, Son of John Hunt 
May 31 Mary, Daughter of Benjamin Haftings 
June 14 Eliza, Daughter of Will m Stone 

June 21 Sukey, Helen, Charlotte & Polly, Children of Seth 
Norcrofs 

July 5 Lydia, Daughter of Shubal Smith 
Oct 1- 18 Elizabeth Coolidge Freeman was Baptiz d having this 
day owned the Covenant 
25 William, Son of Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Dec r 6 Sally, Daughter of Charles Nutting 
20 Marshall, Son of Moses Warren 

1796 

Jan y 3 Charles, Son of Charles Bond 
March 3. Mary, Daughter of Thomas Clark 
May 22 Lucy, Daughter of Samuel Coolidge 
June 19 Charles, Son of Joshua Kendal 

Lucy, Daughter of Amos Livermore Jun r 
Sep* 11 Lucy Jones, Daughter of John George 
Dec r 4 Joshua, Son of Joshua Grant 

1797 

Jan y 1 Sarah, Daughter of Benj. Hastings 
15. Seth, Son of Will m Stone 
Feb 7 27 Augustus Frederick, Son of Jona. Bemis 
March 5. George, Son of Shubal Smith 

May 7 Joseph Watson, Son of Jonathan Stone 
June 1 Francis, Son of Israel Cooke 

Sep 1 ' Hannah Rawson, Daughter of Israel Cooke 
Oct r 1 Phinehas, Son of Charles Bond 

Leonard, Son of William Winchester 
Nov 1- 5 Simon, Son of Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Dec r 18 Henry Ward, Son of John Durant 

[268] 179S 

March 11 Columbus Jackson, Son of Moses Stone 

May 13 Unice & Sally, Daughters of Phinehas Hovey 

June 3 Thomas, Son of Amos Livermore J r 

10 Josiah, Son of Thomas Clark 

24 David, Son of Nath 1 Bemis 

Robert Eddy, Son of Luke Bemis 

July 15. Thomas, Samuel & Daniel, Sons of Paul Learned 

22 Henry Williams, Son of Sam 1 Coolidge 



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28 Sally, Daughter of Artemas Moredock 

Aug* 12 Otis, Sou of Ezekiel Whitney J r 

26 Sarah Grant, Daughter of Peter Clark 

Oct r 14 Patty Remington, Daughter of Daniel Jackson 

28 Hepsibah, Daughter of Joshua Grant 

1799 

Jan y 20 Jane White, Daughter of James Robbins 

27 Mary, Daughter of W m Winchester 
Feb y 3 Mary Ann, Daughter of Shubial Smith 

March 3 David, Son of David Livermore 

24 Eliza Brown, Daughter of Phinehas Hovey 
Ap 1 7 John, Son of John Durant 

Anna, Daughter of Joseph Bright 
June 23 Everline & Caroline, Daughters of W m Stone 
July 28 Hannah, Daughter of Charles Nutting 
Aug* 4 Benjamin, Son of Benjamin Hastings 

[269] 

Dec r 8 Polly, Daughter of Israel Cooke 
22 Horace, Son of Artemas Moredock 

1S00 

March 9 Lucy Parkhurst, Daughter of Moses Warren 
16 Luke, Son of Luke Bemis 

Sibil, Daughter of David Livermore 
April 6 Anna, Daughter of Jonathan Stone 
June 8 Jonathan Mayhew, Son of Ebenezer Vose 
July 27 Sarah, Daughter of William Winchester . 

• Sarah Dennis, Daughter of John Durant 
Aug* 3 Moses Davis & Aaron Davis, Children of Moses 
White 

Hannah, Daughter of Amos Livermore Jun r 
Hannah, Daughter of Charles Bond 
Sep* 21 William, Son of Samuel Coolidge 

29 Charles, Son of Joshua Grant 

Oct r 20 John, Son of Nath 1 R. Whitney - _ 
Nov r 9 George & Eliza Wheaton, Children of James Rob- 
bins 

1S01 

April 19. James Robbins, Son of Francis Faulkner 
July 12 Mary Eddy, Daughter of Luke Bemis 

Josiah Sanderson, Son of Thomas Clark 
19. William Bond, a Adult 

Moses, Lucy, & Hitta, Children of William Bond 
[Continued upon page 320.] 

[270 to 290] Some hints upon Bible texts. 

[291] Blank. 

[292] 



Wateriozvn Records. 177 

My D* wife dyed April 16. 1691. ' I wid fince* her" death take 
notice of fome things I layd out, payed, bought, fold fince y n . 
I have & fhall forgett many. " 

Funerall charges. 
For Gloves bought of M r Kilenys - - - '9- 6-0 
For y e Coffin - - - - - I _ II _ 

To M :s Kay, for Candles, Tobacco, & pipes - o- 5-3 
To M r Gibbins for Mourning - o- 7-6 

To Deacon Eliot for Man & horfe o- 3-0 

To Margaret Bulman, for bread - o- o-S 

To M r Allifon for 8 Gold Rings - - - - 4-0-0 

To Capt. Townfend for wine - 6— i;-o 

To John Knox for digging y e grave - o- 6-3 

To Dearing for mourning ftockins &c o- 9-0 

For a Mourning hatt ------ 1- 2-0 

For Black Crape I ----- o- 2-0 

For a Mourning coat of 25 s p r yard 5- 9-0 

For Crape for my Hatt ----- o- 5-0 

For the Bricking of her Grave cr Tombe - - 0-12-0 
For mourning Breeches - 1- 3-S 

For a Tombe ftone, as followes, y r came one June 21 .92 from 
Connecticut, y e fright coft S 3 . Carting it coft a l 3 . Carving it to 
y e Grave from Bofron, Something for stones & Lime 10 s . y e 
building it vp was given me by M r Willis. 

The engraving of it coft me to Jof. Whittemore 12 s . w ch is but 
y e half of w* is vfuall viz, a penny a letter, he took an halpeny a 
letter. W* v e Epitaph was is to be found elfewhere in this book, 
see p. [62] 

For y e Stone is fett I gave £2-55. I payed it to M r John Hem- 
lin of Midleton \" 14 day of June 1693. 

[293] 

What things of hers I gave to friends, 1692, Aprill 
Ap. 16 gave M 1S Beeres w* was about her w u dead, me waihed 

& Layd her out. 

April. 17 a new pair of fhoes to Marv Smith 

April. 23 gave M" Kav a very good Crape Mantua, & petticoat, 

&fhift. 

Ap. 2^ gave Kav a good Allamode Scarfe, to Lidia Kay a 
Mantua & Petticoat. 

Ap. 27 a paire of her Lethern gloves to M 15 Kay. 

Ap. 27 I gave to Nurfe Barber a good Petticote of cloth sarg. 

Ap. 27 gave Marv Smith a Rideing gown of hers. 

Ap. 27 gave Mehetabel Child a good black Hood & Scarf of hers. 

Ap. 27 gave Mary Smith one of her Gower hoods. 

Ap. 29 gave Sifter Baily an Allamode Hood, y e best fhe had. 

May 11. gave Sifter B. a new pair of her thred Gloves, fine ones. 

June, I gave her Grt old Phifick book to Deacon Stones wife. 

Her ftraw Hatt to M is Beeres, beiides many other little things 
to others as fpoons, Lampe &c to M. Child & others. A rich 
neck lace to Sifter Baily. 



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To Lidia Kay her Silver Thimble. To Sifter Baily her beft 
morning Gown w ch was bought in & brought from London for her. 

To Benjamin Taylor I gave cloth for 2 fhirts, w (h was 13 s . 

To Ifabel Pearfe (who is very low, & a member of X) I gave 
her good Sarg Mantle, a good pair of yarn stockins, fome night 
capps & forehead clothes. 

To Sifter B. a Gofe cap, her Rideing coat (or gown) of half 
Silk, a good one. 

To M is Kay her Rideing hood, a good warm one. 

[294] Blank. 

[295] What I fold after her Death. 1691. April. N. E. 

Aprill. 2 Calves to John Langdon, w ch came to - - 1- 0-0 
Ap. 25 Jo. Langdon fold a red cowe for me at Charlf- 

town for - -- -- -- -- 2-10-0 

May 12 I received of M r Gibbs for 2 months boarding 2- 0-0 

I did not delign to take it, but my ftraites 

forceth me. 

Books. 

June, fold Baxters Call for 16 s . 2 Brafs candlefticks 15 s 0-16-4 
June, fold Burroughs Rare Jewell w th walking w th g d 

5 s -6 d & sk . . . . 9 d 0-14-6 

June, fold a Eawer 9 d , botle 5 d , Lockyers pills 2 s , cheefe 

prefse 4-6 o- 7-8 

July fold Cowes for £4-10% for Barrells 5 s -6 d , old clofe, 

ftool 3 s - 4-18-6 

Sold a gr fc Table for 20 s - - - - - -1- 0-0 

July 27 I fold my bed (y* bed I have for above 19 years 

layd vpon w th My Bedfellow, who is now in glory. 8- 0-0 
I had not fold it but y t I could never any more reft vpon 
it. It grtly greeved me to fee it caryed away, but no 
more of y l ), to Capt. Sewal for <£8. 

a quart pott i6 d , Stone botle 5 d , two pewter dimes 8 s - o- 9-9 

a Tin Cullinder 6 d , a chaftindifh& pan 5% Stone botle io d o- 6-4 

a paire of Brafse fcales 3 s , an Iron chaftindifh I s - - o- 4-0 
a brafse Morter 4 s , Twelve Leathern chaires i. e. Rufhia 

£3-1 2 8 - -- -- -- - - 3-16-0 

4 Glafse bottles i6 d , Bees & hives 15 s , a jugg 4 d , two 

Stands 4 s -6 d 1- 1-2 

2 Earthen pots I s , a Limbeck «£i-io 8 , y e pott to it 6 s , pair 

bellows 2 s - - 1 -1 9-0 

a glafse botle 2 s , two Juggs I s , Tuneel & pott I s , tin pan 5 d , o- 4-5 
Earthen pan 6 d , a Table 20 8 , one blanket 6 s , a candle- 

ftick 4 s , - 1-10-0 

Ladle i-6 d , driping pan 2 s -6 d ,box & heater 5 s , pitch fork I s , 0-10-0 
a Tray 2 8 ~3 d , two cufhings io 8 -6 d , tubbs 2 s -6 d , green cur- 
tains 2 s -6 d , 1-15-9 

a Squabb £i-8 8 , - - . . - - - -1-8-0 

To M r Thrafher 2 fhirts for his boyes 13 8 , for tongues 2 s 0-15-0 

A Table 14 s , Hand Irons 14 s , a prel 2 s - - - - 1-10-0 
Books 



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Barlow vpon Timothy 8 s , Lee's Sol. Temple 7% Lee's 

Trivmph 3 s 0-1 S-o 

Steeles Hufbandry 3-, for other bookes £3-1 i s -6 d . - 3-14-6 
Roberts Claris 17 s , U fliers divinity 5% Ames de confcien- 
tia2 s -6 d , Owen on y e 130 pfalme 5 s -6 d , Leighs body of 
divinity i5 8 ,Cartwright on Pv. 4*-6 d , Ambrofse work 22 s 
For books, viz Vrlirs Catechifm, & Wendelins Divinity o- 8-0 
For a warming pann 8 s , for a piece of cloth 7 s -6 d - 0-15-6 
For Bookes 9 s viz Sanderfons fermons 6 s ,Wilkins preach- 
ing 2% praying I s , o- 9-0 

Sold to Jo. Langdon an Hefer, it was but poor, it came 
to 30 s , I took it out in better beefe for my winter Pvi- 

lion 1 -1 0-0 

Sold to Sam. Grey y e 31 of March 1692 a Ketle - - 4- 0-0 
For Bookes, Cars bible 10 s , a Scotch bible 6 9 

[296] Blank. 



[297] "What I layd out in lefser things lince her death, 
April, 1691, N. E. 

Aprill, att Bofton in fmall things 8 s , to M is Bafsam, a 



fhilling ------- - . 0- o_o 

Apr. 23 at Bofton p lifter B, 7 s ~4 d , to widdow Failing for 

Butter 6 3 0-13-4 

Ap. to M r Knight for y e horfes 3% for Butter i s -6 d To 

Betty Deex 0-10-0 

That of Betty Deex was for half a quarter, my wife gave 
her 10 s before. 

I payd M r Thornton for a Shute of clothes for Wil. Pain, 2- 2-8 
belides Hatt & Ihoes, but y e weeke after he had an op- 



portunity to go for England, & I let him go tho I had 
need of him at prefent to pay for his cloths by working, 
but I gave him all for y e fake spy of his wife who loved, 
pittyed, wept, & prayed often for him. 
Things go but crofsly w tb me, let god fanctify all, & 
its well. 

At Knights 3 s o d to Allifon i s -S d , Rum 8 d , Barber 8 d - o- 6-0 

To Boatman 8 d , to Tho. Chadwick for working - - o- 4-S 

Att Bofton 2 s , To John Kimball for Barrell 6 s - - o- 8-0 

May 12 I payd Mary Smith for half a years fervice - 1-15-0 
fhe had receaved of my wife 15 s before, my wife Pmif- 



sing her (as fhe fd) £5 p annum, w cb is a grt deall, for 

this halfe year I did it. but will give no fuch wages, 

for my Dear wife' fake I now do it. 
May 12 for meat 2 3 , to . C a i s -i8 d , for gathering 

herbs 5 s 0-9-8 

For Rum i6 d , for fhoeing & other things 2 s , for meat 14*, 

for Mault 9 s -8 d 0-14-4 

Mav 28 for fome things 2 s -8 d , to Mis Beeres 4 s ~4 d - o- 7-0 
May 27 I payd Sifter Baily (having borrowed near £30 

of her) 1 7-o-o 



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May 30 I payd Sifter Bayly £3 more of w fc I owed, w cb 

make it now £20, thire is ftill neare £7 behind - - 3- 0-0 

June 4 to W. Shattock for weaving (an old bufinefs) 12 8 - 

6 d 0-18-0 

As for this p fc , He Pceed no further, its enough to make a man 

madd to take notice of dayly expenfes. Finis. 

[298] 

The following perfons were received into full Communion with 
the first Church of Christ in Watertown. W Seth Storer. 

1724/5 

Elizabeth Cunningham & Mary Childs 
Rebecca Tainter 

1725 

Elizabeth Holden & Abigail Benjamin 
Elizabeth Shattuck & Lydia Phillips 
Nathaniel Harris & Joseph Holden 
Ephraim Cutter Sen r , Mary Grant & Annabel Ben- 
jamin 
Abigail Holden 

1725/6 
Mary Hammond 

1726. 

Jonathan Stone Jun. & Huldah Coollidge 
Samuel Stearns 
Elizabeth Sawtel 

William Jenifon & William Ozmont 
Hannah Smith 

Josiah Convers, Sam 11 Coollidge & Mary Hastings 
1726/7 

George Lawrence Jun r , Mercy Stratton & Anna 
Stearns 

1727 

Mar.y Jenifon, Hannah Stone & Hephzibah Bond 
Elnathan Whitney, Jonathan Brown, Sarah Has- 
tings, Efther Barnard & Mary Church 

1727/8 

Andrew White Jun 1 ", Sam 11 Dix, Sarah White, Ke- 
zia Spring, Eliz a Harrington, Jane White, Joanna 
Tainter, Grace Coollige, Hannah Thatcher, Abi- 
gail Thatcher, Mehetabel Harris, Abigail Stearns 
& Abigail White 
Jabez Stratton, James Symms, Sam 11 Jenifon Jun r , 
Jonathan Learned, Rebecca Pierce, Lydia Bond, 
Ann Bright, Chary Stone, Eliz a Brown, Tabitha 
Stratton, Mary Dix, Sarah Bowman, Anna Cooke, 
Lydia Dix, Hannah White & Abigail Dix 



Feb. 27. 

28 tb . 



April. 25. 
June. 20. 
Octob. 3. 
10 th . 

Dec* 5. 

Jan. 25. 

March 31. 
May. 15. 
July 10. 
Sep fc 11. 
October 30. 
Decem r 25, 

Feb. 19. 



June. 18. 
Decemb r 3. 



Jan. 28. 



March. 17. 



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[299] 

March. 



24. 



April. 7 th 
Mav. 19. 
July. 28. 

Sep* 



Jofhua Warren Sen r , Jofhua Grant Jun r , Joliah Liv- 
ermore, Rebecca Warren, Eliz a Ormes & Ruth 
Chenery 

1728 

Mercy Nutting 

Benjamin Haftings & Anna Child 

Nath 11 Clark, difmifsed from & recomended by y e 

old C hb in Bofton 
Daniel Bond & Ruth Underwood 



December. 22. Sarah Eddy & Ruth Eddy 
Aug st 3 



1729 

Richard Clark & Mary Clark 



Jan. 18. 
March. 15. 



22. 



May 10. 
Novem r 1. 
Dec r 27. 



April. 4 th 
June 6 th 
13 th 



Jan y 23. 
March 12 th 



July 2 



ad 



March. 11. 
Nov r 18. 



Jan 17 20. 
March. 10. 



1729/30 

Ebenezer Thatcher, Henry Fisk, Edmund Liver- 
more, Edmund Dix, Daniel Fisk, David Learned, 
Mercy^Perry & Mary Mafon 

Samuel Benjamin, Ebenezer Goddard & John Jeni- 
fon 

Jofhua Learned, Mary Bond & Deborah Coollidge 
1730 

Jonathan Bond 

Thomas Wellington & Rebecca his wife 
Nath 11 Jenni fon 

I73I- 

Benj a Whitney Sen 
Jon a Perry 
Timothy Harris 



Mary Benjamin 
Jofeph Stearns' 



1731/2 



John Tainter 

l73 2 /3 

Nath 11 Harrington being difmissed & Recomended to 

us by y e C llh in Wells 
Adam Patterfon & Isabel Patterfon 

J 733 

Elizabeth Whitney 

1 733/4 
Andrew White Sen 1 ' 

Jofhua Biggelow, Edw d Harrington & Eleazer Big- 
gelow being difmifsed & Recomended by y e weft 
Church 



1 82 Watertown Records, 

[300] 

*734 

July. 7. Hannah Benjamin being difmifsed & Recomended 
to us by y e new North C hh in Bofton 
Nov r 24. Lydia Cutting & Hannah Stearns 

1 734/5 

Feb. 9 th Nathaniel Stone, Benf Dix & Sufanna Cutting 

1735 

April. 13. Joliah Stearns & Sufanna Stearns 
Sep 1 21 st Isaac Holden 

1736 

June. 13 th Peter y e Negro man of M r Jon a Stone 
27. Abiah Coollidge 
July. 4 tb Mary Stone 

Oct 17. Amos Bond & Elizabeth Learned 
Dec r 19. Abigail Jenifon y e wife of Sam 11 
Lydia, Abigail & Mercy Jenifon 

1736/7 

Feb 17 13. Mehetabel Saunderfon 

mi 

April 3 rd Nathaniel Coollidge, Ruth Haftings, Abigail Mafon 

& Ruth Stone 
June 5 lh Abigail Sawen 
July. 17. Sarah Stowell 
Sep* 18 th Elizabeth Goddard 
25 th William Lawrence 

1 737/8 

Jan 17 8. Hannah Bright 
Feb. 19 th Chriftopher Grant 
March. 12 th Margaret Wellington 

1739 

July. 29 th Sam 11 Stratton 
Sep 1 2 nd Elizabeth Child 
Decemb r 31. John Kimbal 

1740 

June. 29. Elifabeth Fifk 
December 14 John Sawen Jun r 

1 740/1 

Feb r y 1 . Ruth Haftings 

1 741 

April. 5. Samuel Child, Uriah Clark, Elifabeth Child & Eliz a 
Brown 

May. 29. Joseph Coollidge was chofen to the office a Deacon 
in this Church 



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May. 24. John Bond, Nehemiah Underwood, Matthias Stone, 
Ruth Bond, Mary Lawrence, Sufanna Cooke, 
Sarah Harris, Mary Perry, Mary Bemis, Mary 
Kimbal, Mary Parry, & Sufanna Parry 
31. Dorothy Whitney & Ruth Bond 

July. 19. Oliver Livermore, Samuel Whitney, Benj a Bond, 
Ebenezer Bullard, Joanna Clark, Mary Bond, 
Hannah Tainter, Love Stone, Thankful Stowel, & 
Eunice Underwood 



[301] 

July. 26. 
Sep* 13. 



Ifrael Meed, Daniel Livermore & Martha Clark 
Sarah Chadwick, Rebecca Clark, Submit Chadwick, 
Sarah Harrington & Lois Stearns 
20. Jon a Child, John Fifk Jun e , Samuel Coolidge, Elias 
Mafon, John Cooke & David Gleafon 
Nov r 8. Nehemiah Mafon, Mofes Stone, Hannah Godding 
& Arminna, a negro woman 
15. Kezia Spring & Sarah Stowel 

1741/2 

Jan ry 3 rd Jon a Stone Jun r , Eunice Jenifon & Lydia Sawen 

10. Abijah Stearns 
Feb. 28. Jofeph Harrington & Martha Harrington 



March. 7. 
April 25. 
August 15. 

22. 
Dec. 5 



th 



March. 27. 



April. 22. 
August. 19. 



July. 14. 
Nov r 3. 



April. 13. 
June 15. 
22. 

Nov. ^o. 



Jan ry 25. 
March 22. 



1742 

Elizabeth Barnard 
Sufanna Thatcher 
Mary Goodenow 
Mary Sawen 

Stephen Cooke & Rebecca Gage 
1743 

Hannah Fifk & Hannah Haftings 



Jeremiah Beeth 
Anna Stearns 



Hannah Sawen 
Rebecca Capens 



1744 



1745 



1746 



Elifha Coollidge 

Ruth Hunt & Rebecca Tainter 

Mary Stearns 

Samuel Stearns & Margaret Bright- 



1746/7 



Daniel Peirce 
Nathan Stone 



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mi 

May. 17. Samuel Fifk and Lydia Fifk 
Nov r 1. John Bond Jun r & Abigail Bond 

1747/3 

Feb 1 "? 2S. Nathan Perry & Elifabeth Harrington 

1748 

April 17. Jon a Stone Jun r , Daniel Sawen, Martha Stone, Su- 

fanna Mai oh, & Ruth Clark 
June. 12. David Bemis & Abigail Stowel 

1749 

June. 27. Samuel Fifk was chofen to the office of a Deacon 
Oct 22. Eunice Stratton & Abigail Stratton 

i75o 

Ap. 22 d Mary Kelly 
Aug st 5. Mofes Biggelow 

Dec r 2 d Jonathan Bemis & Anna Bemis were admitted as 
members of the Church of Chriit in Watertown 
being difmifsed & recommen d to us by the Q m of 
Chrift in Waltham 

1751 

July. 14. Anna Bemis Jun r 
Oct r 27. Nathaniel Bright 

[302] 1752 

April. 9 th Seth Haftings & Hannah Haftings 
October. 15. Sufanna Tainter 

Nov r "5. Joseph Peters & Abigail Peters were admitted as 
Members with this C bh being difmifsed & reco- 
mended to us by the fecond Church in Mendon. 

1753 

Decemb r 30 th Abraham Brown, Mary Brown 
& Elifabeth Learned j r 

1756 

Jan 17 11. Lucey Bradford 
Feb y I st . Thomas Learned & Martha Pierce 
15 th Lydia Baldwin 
March. 28 th Joanna Cooke 

1757 

April. 24 th Lydia Coollidge 
Nov r 13 th Simon Haftings 
Dec 1 *. 4. Nathaniel Coollidge Jun r 

1758 

Jan ry 22 d Simon Whitney, Mary Whitney & Mary Bemis 
July. 2 d Rachel Bright 



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Nov r 19 th Samuel Hager 
Dec r 31 st Hannah Coollidge 

1759 

Feb ry 4 th Abijah Brown, Nathan Coollidge, & Sarah Brown 
Aug st 5 tu g arah j h n fon 

1760 

Dec r 7 tb ' Mary Hunt 

1761 

Feb ry i st Hannah Learned 
April. 12 th Mary Biggelow 
19 th Alpheus Spring 
Aug st 9 th Sarah Gray 
Dec r 27 th Hannah Godding 

1762 

Jan 17 17 th James Barnard & Sarah Barnard 
May 9 th Thomas Saltmarlh 

[303] 1763 

June 5 th Kezia Saunderfon, Sufanna Barnard Jun r & Hannah 
Barnard 
July. 24 th Abigail Walker 

1764 

July. I st Grace Whitney 

22. Elifha Learned & Sarah Learned 
Aug st 12 th Jedediah & Hannah Leathe, & Mary Hager 
26 th Abigail Goddard 
Oct 1 21 st Sufanna Barnard 

1765 

Feb ry 10 th Ayres Tainter 
April. 14 th Samuel White 

1767 

June 10. Israel & Jemima Whitney 

July 19 th Jofeph Gardner & Sufanna Whitney 

1768 

April. 17. Samuel Hunt & John Hunt ju e 
Aug st 14 th Nathaniel Bond 

1769 

Feb ry 5 th Samuel & Grace Sanger 

1770 

August 5 lb Elifabeth Remington 

1771 

Jan 17 20 th Mofes Stone jun e 
July 31. Dorothy, Ruth, Katharine & Elifabeth Hunt 
Sep 1 22. Hannah Phillips 



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March. 8 th 
Aug st 23. 
Sep* 27. 
Oct 11. 



1772 

Hannah & Ann Bright 
Edward Harrington 
Daniel Whitney 

Jofiah Capen jun. & Mary Capen 
1773 



[304] 

Octo r 



April i8 tb Abigail Learned 

[Continued upon Page 45.] 

1775 

15. Solomon & Hannah Prentice, Being Dismifsed & 
Recom d from the first C hh in Cambridge 

1778 

December Richard and Mary Clark, being Dismifsed & Re- 
commended from the Second Church in Cam- 
bridge 

[305] 

The Following Persons were Admitted into full Communion 
w t y e of x in Watertown P er Dan 1 Adams 

1778 

July 12 th Nath 1 Bright & Sufanna his wife 
[306] 

The following Persons were received into full Communion, 
with the Church of Christ in Watertown p r R. R. Eliot 

1780 

W m Harrington & Esther his Wife 
Dan 1 Whitney & Mary his Wife 
Mofes Coolidge & Hannah his Wife 
Roger Adams & Hepsibah his wife 
Elijah Meads & Abigail his wife 
Lucy Bond & Elizabeth Bond 

1781 

Anna Sanger 
Hannah Whitney 

1782 

Lydia the Wife of Samuel Spring 
1786 

Thankful Harrington 

1787 

March 4 John Remington Jun r 

1788 

Feb y 10 Keziah, the Wife of Nathan Coolidge 



Aug 1 20. 
Oct r 22. 
Nov r 12 th 
Dec r 3. 



Feby 25 th 
Oct r 28 



Nov r 24 th 



Dec r 31 



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[307] 1789 
April 19 th Samuel Soden 
May 31. Abigail, the Wife of Mofes Stone Jun r 
July 12. Sibil White 
19. Mary Stowel 
Oct r 4 Esther the Wife of Daniel Cooke 

18. Susanna the Wife of Phinehas Jennison 
25. Lucy Bowman 

1790 

Sep r 5. Hannah the Wife of Israel Cooke 

1791 

June 5 Lucy, the Wife of Bradbury Robinson 

1792 

Feb y 12 Phinehas Jennison 
Oct r 7 Mary the Wife of Samuel Coolidge 
Nov r 4 Lucy Bond 

*793 

March 17 John Remington 

1794 

Feb 7 16 Hannah Soden 
Nov 1 9 Jerusha Norcrofs 

1796 

Jan y 10 Frederick Remington 

1797 

Sep r 24. Nathan Tilton 

1798 

Jan y 7 Murriah a Negro Woman 
July 15. Paul Learned & Anna his Wife 
Aug. 26. Sally Coolidge 

[308] 1803 

June 5 Jonathan Stone & Sally his wife 
26 Thomas Clarke & his Wife 
Aug 4 7 th Christopher Grant & Sarah his wife 
Sep r i 1 Jonathan Alden 

1805 

June 2 Sophia Mellen 
July 7 Phineas Page 

21 Mary Trowbridge 
Dec 1 15 Daniel Jackson 

1S06 

Sep r 28 Lucy Jackson 

1807 

May 3 d Sarah Salter Scudder 



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1S09 

July 30 Peter Clark & Wife 
Sep 1- 3 Hephzibah Grant, Elizabeth Bowes Coolidge, Han- 
nah Stowel Coolidge & Elizabeth Mason Coolidge 

[309] 1810 

May 27 Mary Hunt & Sarah Postell Hunt 

July 30 James Robbins was received at his own house being 

very sick 
Aug* 5. Lois Robbins 

Sep 1 ' 7 Hannah Bond at her Fathers house being very sick 

Oct r 7 Lois Curtifs & Marthe Robbins 
Nov 25 Ann Bond 

1811 

Jan? 13. Sally Tainter & Martha Chenery 
April 7. Levi Thaxter 

28 Elizabeth the wife of Clinton Thayer at her house, 
being very sick 

[310] 

May 19. Eleanor the Wife of Thaddeus Cole 
June 2 Nathaniel Bemis & Wife, Luke Bemis & Wife, 
John Richardson & Wife, & Ann Richardson 
23. Katharine Hunt 
Oct r 6 Jonathan Child & Wife & Susan the Wife of Paul 
Kendal 

1814 

Feb y 19 Sally the Wife of Israil Whitney at her house being 
very sick 

April 3 Nathaniel Weld & Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney & 
Wife 

10 Thomas Learned & wife 
June 5 John Tucker 

[311] 

Nov r 6. Elizabeth Babcock & Grace Winchester 

1815 



Jan y 29 Josiah Learned & Wife, Richard Sanger & Wife, 
Joseph Cole & Wife, Luther White & Wife & 
Grace Dana 
Amos Livermore Jun r 
Sarah Russell 
Eleanor Warren 

Elizabeth Sanger & Hannah Norcrofs 
Ann Hilliard 

1816 

May 5 Daniel Sawin & Daniel Bond & Wife 



Feb y 26 
May 4 
June 11. 

Aug 6 



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[312] 

June 16. Jonathan Brown 
Nov r 3. Mary C. & Catherine M. Stearns 

1S17 

July 15 Mary, the Wife of John Fowle, at his house, being 
very sick. 

Sep r 16 Elizabeth Saunderson at Leonard Bond's, being 

dangerously sick 
Nov r 9 th Elizabeth, the Wife of Elijah Ray 

30 th Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney Jun r & Wife 

1S19 

Feb 3 d Susanna Bright at her Father's House being very 
sick by the Rev. Mr. Ripley of Waltham 

[313 to 319] Blank. 

[320] [Baptisms continued from Page 269.] 

1801 

Betsy, William & Simon Edgell, Children of W m Bond 
July 19 John, Sally, Ebenezer & William, Children of John 
Tucker 
Joseph Pierce an Adult 

William, John Minott & Elvira, Children of Joseph 
Pierce 

Aug 1 2 Sarah & Mary, Children of James Simmons 

Jonathan Alden an Adult & Sally, Nancy & Jonathan, 
his Children 
Nov r 6 William Smith, Son of Joseph Bright 

1802 

Feb y 8 Harriot, Daughter of Moses Stone 
[321] 

Fe^ 21 Anna, Daughter of William Stone 
March 7 Samuel White, Son of David Livermore 
Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Alden 
28 Henry, Son of Ebenezer Voce 
Oct r 31. Daniel, Son of William Winchester 
Dec r 12 Nelson, Son of Shubael Smith 

1803 

Jan y 9 Sarah Clark, Daughter of Joshua Grant 

23 Dwight Foster, Son of Francis Faulkner 

Feb y 13 George, Son of Charles Bond 

20 Edward, Son of Jonathan Stone 

March 6 th Anna, Daughter of James Simmons 

20 Margaret, Daughter of John George 

April 24 Isaac, Son of James Robbins 

May 15. Julia, Daughter of Artemas Murdock 

29. Eliza, Daughter of Amos Livermore Jun r 



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June 12. Jane, Daughter of Moses White 
July 24 Martha & Hannah, Children of Luke Bemis 
Sep r 25 Elizabeth Atherton & Mary Call, Children of John 
Tucker 

Oct 1- 23 Luther Coolidge an Adult 
James Patterson & his Son 
Nov r 27 Joseph Nathaniel, Son of Joseph Pierce 

1S04 

Jan 22 Susanna Thayer, Daughter of Will m Bond 
[322] 

May 20 Peter, Son of Peter Clarke 

June 17 th William, Son of Thomas Clark 

June 24 Elisha, Son of Elisha Livermore 

July 8. Anna, Daughter of Paul Learned 

Oct r 7 Addison, Son of Ebenezer Vose 

Nov r 4 Hannah Foster, Daughter of John Tucker 

18 James, Son of James Simmons 

1805 

Feb. 10 Josiah, Son of David Livermore 
April 14 William Emerson, Son of Francis Faulkner 
June 23. Rebecca Clark, Daughter of William Winchester 
30 Susan, Daughter of Charles Bond 
Aug* 4 Maria Bethune & Jane Lee, Daughters of Jane, the 
Widow of William Hunt 
Hellen Maria, Sophia Ann, Daughters of Sophia 
the Widdow of Leonard Mellen 
Oct 1 20 Edmund, Lucy Pierce & Charles, Children of Ed- 
mund Troubride 

[323] * 

Oct r 20 Henry Lewis, Son of Paul Kendal 

Jane Ann Kendal, Daughter of Joseph Russell 
Nov r 17 Sally Wife & Andrew Craige, Sally Joan Turner, 
Eliza White, George Turner, & Roxana Richard- 
son, Children of Andrew Blackman 
Martha Blake, Daughter of Joseph Pierce 

1806 

Feb 7 2. Isaac Grant, Son of Peter Clark 

16. Amos Henry, Son of Amos Livermore 
Lucy, Daughter of Joseph White 
April 13 Luke, Son of Luke Bemis 
Ang* 3. Samuel Bright, Son of Elisha Livermore 
Dec r 7 Stephen, Son of James Simmons 

14 Nancy Daughter of William Winchester 
28 Charlotte Daughter of Ebenezer Vose 

1807 

Jan y 25 Lydia Sanderson Daughter of Thomas Clarke 
Feb y 8 Moses Son of Jonathan Stone 



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March 1 Sufan Curtis Daughter to Paul Kendall 
May 3 Daniel Lewis, Son of Daniel Scudder 

[324] 

July 5 Lucy Stimpson Daughter of Joseph Russell 

Aug 1 16 George Washington Son of John Tucker 

Nov r 1 Mary Daughter of Charles Bond 

15 Hannah Saunderson Daughter of David Livermore 
Dec r 6 Harriot Rebecca Daughter of Peter Clark 

17 Abigail Jenkins Daughter of Israel Cook 

1808 

Feb y 21 Adeline Daughter of Joseph White 

May 8 Mary Daughter of Jonathan Robbins 
June 5 Clarissa, Wife & Clarissa Andrews, Daughter of 
Tyler Bigelow 
James Son of Edmund Trowbridge 
William Henry, Son of Henry Dalrymple 

[325] 

June 26 Nathaniel Ruggles Son of Nathaniel Ruggles Whit- 
ney Jun r 

Oct r 1. Martha Daughter of John Tucker 

8 Sibil Chenery Daughter of Charles Whitney 
23 Luther Gustavus Son of Luther Barrett 
Nov r 6 William Coolidge Son of Afa Stone 
Dec r 25. Jane Ann Daughter of Elifha Livermore 

1809 

April 9 Grace Saunderson Daughter of Amos Livermore 

16 Lucretia Daughter of Ebenezer Vose 
July 2 Hiram Son of Paul Kendal 

Gustavus Son of Joseph Russell 
Oct. 15 Rachel Daughter of Joseph White 

22 Rufus Howard Son of Tyler Bigelow 
Lydia Daughter of Jonathan Robbins 

[326] 

Oct r 29. Martha Minot Daughter of Jonathan Child 

1810 

Feb y 25 Lucretia, Wife of Isaac Patten, & Isaac his Son 
March 25 Sarah Grant Daughter of Peter Clarke 
April 22. Caroline Ann Daughter of Thomas Clark 
May 6 Alexander Son of Nathaniel R Whitney 
June 3 Lydia Ann Daughter of Levi Thaxter 
July 15 Charles Son of Charles Whitney 
Aug* 12. Mary Daughter of Afa Stone 

26 Ann Maria Daughter of Edmund Trowbridge 
Sep r 30 Thomas Son of Isaac Patten 
Oct r 28 Benjamin Dana Son of Daniel Leverett 
Nov r 25 Isabella Daughter of John Frazer 



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[327] 

Dec r 9. Thaddeus Cole an Adult was Baptized 

& Eleanor, Mary Ann, William, Andrew, Harriot & 
John his Children 

1811 

Jan y 13. Martha Chenery an Adult 

20 Jonathan Wheeler Son of Seth Bemis 
April 14 George Tyler Son of Tyler Bigelow 

28 George Clinton & Charles Sons of Clinton Thayer 
June 2 Jonathan Stone Son of Nathaniel R. Whitney Jun r 
William Eaton Son of Jonathau Robbins 
23. Thomas Dawes More Son of John Trull 

[328] 

July 21 Mary Ann Daughter of Amos Livermore Jun r 
28 Archibald Son of Michael Bent 

Martha Daughter of Luther White 
Aug* 5 Eloisa Daughter of Thaddeus Cole 

Eliza Carter Daughter of Paul Kendal 
25 Eliza Crocker Daughter of Joseph Russell 
Benjamin Robbins Son of Benjamin Curtifs 
George Son of Polly Newhall 
Sep r 8. Abigail Minott & Mary Boothe, Daughters of Joseph 
Pierce 

Sarah Wiswell Daughter of Luther Barrett 

329] 

Oct r 6 Hannah Saunderson, Daughter of Jonathan Child 

1812 

Jan y 26 Marshall Bond & Joseph Sons of Joseph Bird 
April 26 Hannah Bemis Daughter of John Richardson 
May 24 Charles Son of David Livermore 
June 14 Delia Ann Daughter of Micah Bent 

28 George Howard Son of Abijah White 
Sep r 20 Sarah Wheeler Daughter of Seth Bemis 
Oct r 4 Anna Aspinwall Daughter of Charles Whitney 
25 William John Son of John Trull * 

1813 

March 7 George Ticknor Son of Benjamin Curtifs 
May 16 W r alter Son of John Fraser 
July 4 George Henry Son of Asa Stone 
George Son of Paul Kendall 
18 James Frothingham Son of Nath R. Whitney Ju r 

[330] 

July 18 Elizabeth Meriam Daughter of Joseph Bird 
24 Martha Minot Daughter of Jonathan Child 
Aug* 1. Charles Henry Son of Tyler Bigelow 



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*93 



John Hosmer, Son of Jonathan Robbins 

22 Mary Adeline Daughter of Thaddeus Cole 
Adeline Daughter of Luther Barrett 

Sep r 5 Adeline Mariah Daughter of Amos Livermore Jun r 
Calvin Son of Luther White 
Oct r 31. Richard Roswell Eliot, Son of Isaac Patten 
Nov r 28 Mary Bellows & Harriot Louisa, Daughters of Leon- 
ard Stone 

1814 

* Feb 7 19 Sarah Barnard & Mary Ann, Daughters of Israel 
Whitney 

April 24 Hiram Son of Micah Bent 
[331] 

May 22. Thomas & Edward Winship Son of Thomas Learned 

June 26 Horace Son of Joseph Bird 

Aug* 14 Charles Henry Son of Tyler Bigelow 

Lydia Daughter of Alfred Smith 
Sep fc 25 Harriot Augusta & Elbridge Dexter, Children of 
Samuel Rand 
Ann Geyer Daughter of John Leathe 
Oct r 2 Martha White Daughter of David Livermore 
Nov r 6 Jonas White Son of Levi Thaxter 
13 Seth Son of Seth Bemis 

1815 

Jan y 1. Joseph Russell Son of Charles Bradford 
29 Joseph Cole & Elizabeth his wife 
Grace wife of Caleb Dana 
June 11. William Son of John Tucker 

25 Elizabeth Sanger, & Hannah Norcrofs Adults 

[332] 

June 25. William, Richard Eliot, Anne, George Washington 
& Samuel Edward, Children of Richard Sanger 
July 9. Edward Son of Nath R t Whitney Jun r 

16 Josiah Learned, Samuel, & James, Children of 
Joseph Cole 

23 Lois Jane Daughter of Mary Robbins 
Aug fc 27 William Son of Paul Kendall 

Lucy Coolidge Daughter of Asa Stone 
Oct r 15 Sarah the Wife of James Robbins & Lois his 
Daughter 

22 Mary Deneale Daughter of Isaac Patten 

[333] 1S16 

April 28 Juliana Wife of Charles Stone, & Ann Rebecca 

Watson, Daughter of Jonathan Stone Jun r 
May 19 Francis Son of Thaddeus Cole 

Mary Cutter daughter of Joseph Bird 



i 9 4 



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June 2 Catharine, Eliza Ann, Jane, Edward, 
Daniel, Children of Daniel Bond 
Jonathan Brown an Adult 
George Newell Son of Thomas Learned 
Lucy Ann Daughter of Luther Barrett 
Lucy White Daughter of Levi Thaxter 
Harriot Daughter of Tyler Bigelow 
Warren Fay Son of Joseph Stone 



George 



16 

July 7 
Aug 1 1 1 . 

Sep r 8 

22 

Nov r 17 



Jan y 12 

[334] 

May 25 
June 22 

Sep r 7 

Oct r 12 
Nov r 16 
Dec r 7 

Feb? 8 th 
March 15 
April 26 
May 10 
Aug. 9 

[335] 



1817 

Abner Foster Son of Edward Loud Jun r 



Harriot Louisa Daughter of Amos Livermore Jun r 
Martha, Daughter & Bradshaw, Son of Charles 
Whitney 

Sarah Watson Daughter of Nathaniel R. Whitney 
Jun r 

Juliana Danforth Daughter of Isaac Patten 
Benjamin Franklin, Son of Paul Kendall 
Caroline Daughter of Thaddeus Cole 

1818 

Lucy White Daughter of Levi Thaxter 
Charles Banks Son of John Fraser 
Samuel Sargent Son of Thomas Learned 
Asa Son of Asa Stone 
Nathaniel Carter Son of Daniel Sanger 



Oct r 4 th 

Jan. 6 th 
Feb. 3 

[336-373] 
[374-384] 
[384-418] 
[419] 

Sacramentall phrafes, or exprefsions vfed at y e 
breaking & pouring out. « [While at Limerick 
The firft facrament we ever had together was on June 15. 79. 
I f d much, but now have forgotton it. as oh for a broken h — its 
a fearfull thing to fall into y e hands of y e living g d Thus wid our 
fines have ferved us — its precious, pleading, juftifying blood. 
Exhortation was given afterward to y m . 

[All from here on to page 495 omitted, alternate pages being blank.] 



Mehetable Bond, Dauter of Joseph Bird 
1819 

Mary Harrington an adult at her House being very 
sick by the Rev. Mr. Ripley of Waltham 

Susanna Bright an adult at her Father's House, 
being very sick by the Rev. Mr. Ripley of Wal- 
tham 

Blank. 

Meditations upon Bible Texts. 
Blank. 



L ds Table in 
in Ireland.] 



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195 



[495] 

The 46 th Sac was on Jan y e 13. SJ in y e morning at M r W. 
Jo. Currye & his wif, & Ann Collett was admitted at y e Table, 
I fd nothing before it, bee, I was at one of clock to preach at M r 
C. in y e Irifh town, But I have now nothing to fay to this days 
worke, for I was Imprifoned in y fc afternoon & f o I fuppofe it may 
be y e laft Sac, y fc I may give, many things were fd at y e Table 
w ch I now being vnder confinment forbear to fpeake, we fung pt 
of y e 118 psm — y e collection was 30 — I exhorted y m to prove y e 
things y* are Acceptable to y e Ld. 

[October 6 16S6] 
I coming for N. England, after fome time, was fett apt for y e 
church of Watertown viz on Oct. 6. 86 — w fc out y e Impofition of 
hands, I preached, others prayed &c I Pmifed to be of vfe I 
could dureing my continuance amongft y m &c. y e particulars are 
too long &c. 

The firft Sac mt by me in W. was on y e 31 of Oct. 86. many y r 
&c. I preached on Cant. 8. 6, on y e firft Doct &c. At y e be- 
gining I exhorted y m to y e right Sanctifying of y e name of g d in 
this Ord. w t was fd at it I have forgotten, efp becaufe I purpofed 
never more to putt down w fc I fd, & w fc I may do for y e future 
fhall be very Ihort. After ward I exh y m to walk as y e redeemed 
of y e L d , & as fuch as had renewed y r Cov & in particular thefe 
3 things, viz y* y r wid lay in, for sufferings, & lay vp for death, 
& lay out for g rl in y e places g d had sett y m & y n fpake to y e Spec- 
tators (who were very many) afking y m some Queftions, as 
whether y r had no need, no love, no feare, no fhame y r Father 
ptaking in y t place, & y l y e place, linnen & cups mid rife vp in 
Judgm 6 agnft y ,n , it was blefed for much good &c we fung y e 
Song of y e Lamb. 

[From here to page 509 omitted.] 

[509] 

The 9 Sacrm 1 we had vpon y e 20 th of November '87. y e weather 
proving better y n I thought for &c, very many y r , from Dedham, 
Wooborn, Baftable, Cambridge, old church in Bofton, & y e New 
church in Bolton, Cambridge Village, Concord, Dorchefter, 
Roxbury, Newbury, Charlftown, Wavmouth, &c y e text was in 
Col. 3. 1 1. y e dayes being fhort I only fd before we begunn, y* our 
work was now to Remember X, & it ought to be 2 wayes, viz 
w th Joy, & w th Conformity &c Gal. 6. 24. After we had donn 
(for I pafse by w fc was dropped all a long over y e Elemts) I fpoke 
both to Partakers & Spectators in one, viz This was Crying blood, 
as all blood is, & it cryes these 3 wayes, (1) It cryes after y, here 
I ftood vp & fpake to y e Spectators (w ch were very many on every 
fide) & held y e cup in my hand, & fd this blood cryed to y"\ and 
y l for 3 things (which were prefsed) viz y* y e wid Come to it, y* 
y e wid drink of it, y* y e wid wafh in it, it cryes as in Pv. 9. 2 to 
8 v. I fd, can y be faved w th out this blood? This bleeding X 
cryes come, drink, warn & be pardoned, fanctifyed & Saved for 



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ever. Its y e blood of G d y fc cryes after y all both on y e right, & 
left hand & before me in both Galleryes, & will y, can y, dare y 
refufe this X, & his blood, y* this bowll fhall rife vp in judgm 1 
agnft y, & fo fhall alfo this good company, and y r poor Minifter 
&c. Is y r any vnbeleeving Thomas amongft Y, This Dear X 
faith, come & thruft in y hands vp to y e Elbowes in my blood 
&c — come, oh come all Watertown to this blood, come tho y e 
worft of finners, y are Welcome — G d , X, y e H. G. Angells, 
Minifters, & all good xtians bid y welcome — And if y will not 
come, y n y e blood fhall go for it — oh let all thefe feates, pofts, & 
galleryes bear witnefse agnft y, & all y e old Fathers of this ancient 
church take notice of this 20 of Nov. 87 y fc I thus invited y to X, 
nay let all y e young folks y fc have been admitted of late bear wit- 
nefse y l y will not come to y e blood of X — I befeech y, nay charg 
y by all y e loves of X, y e beautyes of X, & his bitter Agonyes y* 
y come in to X. 

(2) This blood cryes for y, now to y e doubting communicant, 
tho y fins fpeaks high, & fometimes y can fay nothing for yfelf, 
it cryes for 3 things, viz pardon, peace, & purging &c. 

(3) This blood will cry agnft y, if fleighted or refufed by y, it 
efp cryes agnft 3 things (y fc were opened) viz Indifferency, Infi- 
delity, & Enmity, oh faith X, y r are fome here y t have (lain me 
(i. e by y r rafh & vnworthy ptaking) & others have fleighted me, 
as if I were not worth y e minding — & to all y y l fleigh his fon, & 
ordinances, G d faith or may fay My curfe be on y m , & my fons 
blood &c. 

[511] 

oh faith all heaven, let y m never profp in y r bafkett nor ftore, in 
foull nor body, time nor eternity y* defpife fuch a matchles offer 
of love. -Heaven, Earth, & Hell cryes out Anathema &c, let y m 
be damned fayn & damned for ever y t Height fuch blood, y e all 
pray as I may fo fay agnft y, y e H. G. faith, L d fhall I never 
ftrive w th y m more &c, y e Angells faying, fhall I go & take off y r 
heads of thefe dead doggs, & Devills incarnatt &c — y e very Seates 
& galleryes crying fhall I let y m fall & break y r necks, & let y m 
go quick into y r pitt, &c y e devills faying, let us have y m , we 
never finned agnft this blood thus, oh y t I had good ground to 
Imagin, y fc y are all thinking to fay, oh Dear Sir, y have fd 
enough, fay no more of it, we will go home & clofe w th X & 
wafh in his blood &c — y n will I fay no more. But I leave all this 
w th I. X. to take an Anfwer from y this night, whether y will 
receave or reject him &c. 
we fung y e Song of y e Lamb &c. 

[All from here to page 543 omitted.] 
[543] [At a third from the bottom.] 

VPon y e 31 of May 1691 we had our 34 Sacrm* & very likely our 
laft, a rayny day — at y e begining I raifed Notes from Math, 26.29, 
I pafse y m by tho I had no Notes, vyd Dykfon. I delired Par- 



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takers to dept from iniquity. Spectators I reproved y r trifling 
& only read Math 22- 14 & Lu. 14. 24 to y ra &c. Baptizing lbme 
afterward, took my leave from 2 Cor. 13. 11. I did pticularly 
bid farewell to my houfe, old walker, all y e 3 ptes of y e town, My 
Aliftant Gibbs, y e Schoolm r , Deacon, Selectme, military Pfons, 
2 Cunftables, y e burying place, my Serv* y fc lived w th me formerly, 
this old Ch, y e 3 or 4 meetings in y e town, this neighbourhood of 
mine, Snts but linners efp, old but young efp, all my children 
w ch g r i eve d trie moft, Friends and foes, y e fweet linger of Ifrael, 
all widdowes & fatherles familyes, all moralized pons, all y m y* 
heard me not now, y e pulpit pues, feats & galleryes, & cufhion I 
left as a token of my love, all my adminiftrations, him y fc digs y e 
graves, Neighbouring townes & ch, 

[544] Adminiftrations of y e L d fupper att y e Eaft Chh in 
Watertown, Dec. 12, 1697 to Oct. 19, 1701. 
[Dates of administration.] 

[545-560] [Here some scattering entries, but mostly blank.] 

[561-576] [An imperfectly made index of the contents of the 
book.] 

[Finis.] 



East Precinct and Pastors' Records. 



Index to Persons. 





















... 125 


Adams, Benjamin 




. 173 




" Daniel . . 




104, 186 


John . . . 


. . 126, 128 


" George . . 


120, 


123, 127 




... 119 






. 172 










. 170 


Bailey, Bavley, Elizabeth . . 89 


" Hepsibah 




. 186 


" James . . . 


. 89, 91, 93 










... 37 






100, 127 




... 101 






97 


" Sister . . 17' 


r , 178, 179, 180 






. 169 




... 126 






. 170 




. . 88, 89 
















. 120 










. 123 


Rev. S. . . 


... 158 






. 128 


William . 


... 155 


Patty . * . 




. 173 


Ball, Abigail ... . 


. . 123, 134 










... 132 


Roger 116, 160, 170, 171, 172, 


James . 131, 132, 133, 134 


173, 186 






" John 92, 121 


, 123, 124, 131 










... 133 


Addington, Thomas . 




1 


Balston, Gersham 


... 135 


Alden, Jonathan . . 


106, 


187, 189 




... 98 








Barker, Elizabeth 


... 101 


Sally . . . 




. 189 




... 177 








Barnard, Abigail 


108, 155, 157 








" Benjamin 


... 152 


" Elizabeth . . 




130, 133 


" Cornelius 


... 149 










. . . .160 








David . . . 


108, 144, 160 


" Joseph . . 




91, 97 




... 148 






21 


" Elizabeth 108 


119, 167, 183 




























" Hannah . . 


141, 146, 185 






" Isaac . . . 


103, 138, 170 


Anthony (a mulatto) 




. 146 


" James 71, 137, 141, 144, 160, 






. 120 


162, 163, 185 






. 120 


" Jonas 108, 152 


, 155, 157, 158, 






, 120 


160, 161 


, 162, 165, 166, 


John . . . 


120, 121, 126 


167 








. 120 


" Jonathan 137, 


141, 142, 143, 


" Mehitable 




. 126 


146, 148, 149, 151, 








152, 


154, 156 


Arminna (a negro) . 




146, 183 






Austin, Benjamin 




. 154 




... 146 






. 154 




... 161 






98 






Babcock, Elizabeth . 




. 188 




... 142 








Samuel 65, 66, 104, 108, 130, 






. 174 


141, 143, 146, 156, 170 








" Sarah 138, 158, 160, 163, 185 


' " Sally . . . 




. 173 


" Susanna . . 


108, 141, 185 


Samuel 172, 173, 


174, 175 







200 



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Barnard, Thomas .... 166 

Barnes, Richard 131 

Barrett, Adeline 193 

M John 100 

" Lucy A 194 

Luther. . 106, 191, 192, 193 

Luther C 191 

Sarah 98 

Sarah W 192 

Barron, Abigail 130 

Benoni 128 

Elliz 128 

Peter 134 

Timothy 23, 125, 130, 132, 
134 

Barry, Nancy 174 

William 174 

Barsham, Anna 171 

11 Captain .... 5, 6, 7 

Dea 6, 7, 130 

11 Elizabeth . . . 119, 124 
Nathaniel 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 
15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 
23, 24, 26, 27 
Bristow, Hannah .... 131 

" Micael 2 

Rebecca 125 

Bassam, Mis 179 

Basset, Elizabeth .... 97 

Bathrick, Jason 141 

Battle, Ethel ....... 155 

" James 155 

Beals, Adino B 170 

" Katy 171 

Sukey 170 

" William . . 105, 170, 171 
Beath, Beeth, Jeremiah . . 183 

John 148, 149 

Margaret 149 

Mary 148 

Walter ..... 91 

Becks, John 92 

Beers, Jabez 11, 101 

John 90 

Mis 177, 179 

" Sergeant 6, 7 

Simon .... 132, 134 

Bemis, Abigail 125 

" Abraham .... 153 

" Anna 162, 184 

" Augustus F. ... 175 

" Bethia 127 

" Charles 173 

" David 156, 158, 159, 161, 
162, 164, 166, 167, 
171, 175, 184 

Elijah 167 

" Elizabeth . . . 125, 171 
Ephraim .... 125, 127 

" Esther 153 

" Francis 174 

Hannah .... 167, 190 
" Isaac 164 



Bemis, James 127, 173 

John . . . 124, 127, 161 
Jonathan 90, 92, 94, 145, 153, 
156, 157, 159, 16), 
161, 167, 171, 172, 
173, 174, 175, 184, 
194 

" Jonathan W. ... 192 
" Joseph . . , . . 127 
" Katharine .... 157 
Luke 106,159,175,176,188, 
190 

" Martha 190 

Mary 127, 144, 166, 183, 184 : 
Nathaniel 105, 158, 171, 173, 
175, 188 ( 

" Rebecca 125 

" Robert E 175 

" Samuel . . . . 149, 151 

Sarah 125, 145 

«' Sarah W 192 

Seth . . . 107, 192, 193 
" Susannah .... 127 
Thankful .... 156 . 
Benjamin, Abel 131, 132, 133, 139, 
155, 156, 157, 158 
Abigail . 103, 125, 136, 180 

" Anna 139 

Annabel 180 

Caleb 103, 133, 136, 137, 138 
" Daniel 10, 18, 19, 23, 96, 127, 
129, 131, 132, 133, 138 
Elizabeth '91, 131, 143, 145, 
155 

Hannah 182 

li John . . 96, 97, 129, 158 
Jonathan 90, 92, 131, 135, 

137,138,141,143, 

157 

Katy 149 

Kezia 138 

" Lydia 132, 147 

Mary . . 103, 138, 141, 181 
" Mehitabel .... 151 
Mindwell .... 135 

" Patience 133 

Rachel ..... 143 
Samuel 103, 131, 136, 137, 
138, 139, 141, 143, 
145, 147, 156, 181 

« Sarah 97,137 

Susannah . 103, 112, 139 

William 143 

Bennet, Susanna .... 100 

Bent, Anna 107 

Archibald .... 192 

Delia A 192 

Hiram 193 

Micah .... 172, 193 

Michael 192 

Berry, Elizabeth ..... 144 
Hephzibah .... 104 
" Josiah 104 



Index to Persons. 



201 



Bigelow, Abigail .... 126 

Abraham .... 140 

Ann 145 

Charles H. . . . 192, 193 

Clarrissa .... 191 

Clarrissa A. ... 191 

Ebenezer 111, 137, 138, 139, 



140, 144 



Eleazer 



138, 
181 



140, 142, 145, 



Elijah 140 

Elisha 147 

Elizabeth .... 124 

Eunice 165 

George T 192 

Harriet 194 

Hopestill .... 138 
Isaac ...... 128 

Jabez 128, 142 

James .... 97, 126 

John 97, 119 

Joseph 124 

Joshua . . 128, 140, 181 

Josiah 152 

Mary . 138, 147, 158, 185 

Mercy 119 

Moses 137, 158, 159, 160, 162, 
165,184 

Rufus 191 

Samuel 120, 126, 128, 144, 
160 

Silence 139 

Tyler 106,191,192,193,194 

Uriah 148 

William 152 

Bird, Elizabeth M 192 

Horace 193 

Joseph . 107, 192, 193, 194 

Marshal B 192 

Mary C 193 

Mehitabel B. . . . 194 

Bisco, Abigail 152 

Daniel W 163 

Grace - 165 

Hauuah 127 

Jno 2 

John 23, 144 

Jo 119 

Josiah 108, 145, 163, 165, 166, 
168 

Leonard 168 

Thomas 2, 79, 127, 144, 145, 
166 

Bishop, Thomas . 
Blackmail, Andrew 
Eliza W. . 
" Roxaua R. 
Sally J. T. 
Blackmer, Andrew 
Blake, Sarah . . 
Blauchard, Geo. . 
Blogget, Thomas 
Bloyse Blosse, Richard . 



90, 138 
190 
190 
190 
190 
106 
101 
.98 
156 
124 



99, 



Bond, Abigail . 120, 13S, 146, 184 

Abijah 136 

" Abraham 135 

Amos 92, 93, 108, 112, 117, 
149, 150, 151, 153, 170, 
182 

Ann 103, 135, 146, 160, 188 
" Benjamin .... 183 

Bethiah 146 

" Betsey 189 

'• Cate 169 

Catherine . . . 143, 194 
" Charles 105, 174, 175, 176, 
189, 190, 191 

" Corporal 2 

Daniel 47, 50, 51, 90, 108, 
129, 135, 138, 140, 148, 
149, 151, 169, 181, 188, 
194 

" Deacon 6, 7 

" Deliverance .... 119 

Edward 194 

Elijah 88, 136 

Eliza A 194 

Elizabeth 23, 105, 139, 143, 
148, 169, 186 

" Eunice 147 

George . . . .189, 194 

Grace 124, 146 

Hannah 108, 139, 176, 188 
Hephzibah 103, 121, 132, 180 
Henrv 57, 64, 74, 77, 80, 82, 
90, 92, 93, 104, 140, 
151, 156, 160 

Hitty . 170 

" Isaac 131, 140 

Jane 194 

" Jerusha 146 

John 2, 90, 91, 108, 120, 123, 
126, 129, 136, 137, 139, 
143, 154, 167, 183, 184 
Jonas 7, 8, 9, 15, 17, 18, 19, 
22, 23, 24,25,26, 27, 28, 
29,30,31,32,33,35,36, 
37,38.39,41,42, 43,44, 
45, 46,47,54,57,59,61, 
63, 64,65, 66,67, 69, 70, 
71, 80, 81, 82, 83, 89, 
124, 125, 135, 136, 139, 
140, 143 

" Jonathan Jona 131, 137, 142, 
145, 147, 154, 
181 

" Joseph 149 

*' Josiah 136 

Leonard 189 

Lieut 3, 6 

Lucy 105, 169, 176, 186, 187 
Lydia . . . 151, 170, 180 
" Margaret .... 130 

Mar ah 129 

Mary 104, 138, 139, 131, 183, 
191 



202 



Water town Records, 







. . 176 


Bright, Hannah 151, 170, 171, 182, 


Nathaniel 90, 92, 103, 121, 




186 


129, 133, 135, 


137, 138, 


<« 


Henry 31, 38, 43, 45, 46, 48, 


139, 141, 


150, 


185 




54, 59, 60, 63, 67, 134, 










136, 149 


l \ Phineas . . 




. 134, 175 




John 3, 81, 84, 90, 92, 93, 










127, 156 


4< Samuel . . 


140 


, 151, 174 


■ 


Jonathan .... 159 


Sarah 108, 119 


, 126 


, 129, 137 




Joseph 90, 91, 93, 105, 143, 






. . 5 




171, 172, 173, 174, 


Seth . . . 




. . 141 




176, 189 






. . 189 




Josiah 88, 107, 143, 159, 160, 










161, 162, 166, 167, 168, 


" Susanna . . 


112, 139, 190 




174 


Thaddeus . 




. . 156 


< < 




Thomas 23, 41,47, 50, 52, 54, 


* 




55, 5G, 90, 


119, 126, 






129, 131, 


134, 136, 




Margaret" .... 183 


145, 153 






Mary . . . 125, 131, 138 






. . 91 


< < 


Mercy 132 


William 2, 3, £ 




LI, 12, 13, 




Millescient .... 136 


18, 19, 


23, 26,27,28, 






29, 31, 32,33,36,43, 




Nathaniel 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 


97, 98, 


106, 


119, 126, 




12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 


129, 131 


, 133 


, 140, 169, 




23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 


17G 








28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 










33, 36, 38, 39, 40, 










41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 






171 




51, 55, 66, 69, 80, 










90, 92, 93, 94, 104, 






. . 161 




121, 125, 127, 131, 


William . . 




. 161 




132, 135, 138, 151, 






. 143 




153, 154, 156, 169, 


" Francis . . 




. 119, 127 




170, 183, 186 






127, 144 










. 144 














Samuel . . . . 169, 172 






. 187 


* 


Sarah . . . 135, 149, 167 


Sarah . . . 




. 180 


it 








88 




Susanna 104, 169, 186, 189, 


Boynton, Elizabeth . 




. 157 




194 






157, 158 










. 157 


a 




H Nathan . . 




. 158 


Brown 




Bradford, Charles . 




. . 193 


" 


Abigail .... 139, 140 








w 


Abijah 142, 158, 159, 185 






, 184 


« ( 


Abraham 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 


Bradshaw, Betsey . 




. 171 




120, 135, 156, 162, 






170, 171 




184 






. 170 


it 








. 159 


























Nathaniel 




. 1 174 


1 1 


Ebenezer .... 158 


Briggs, William . . 




. 102 




Elizabeth 96, 139, 167, 168, 


Bright, Abigail . . 




143, 168 




182 






180, 186 




George 154, 169, 170, 171 






153, 176 






11 Benjamin 




. 131 


1 c 




Elisha . . 




. 174 


It 


James 139 


" Elizabeth 




107, 143 




John 71, 90, 92, 104, 140, 










144, 145 



Index to Persons, 



203 



Brown, Jonathan 2, 77, 78, 79, 89, 
93, 96, 97, 134, 
135, 137, 139,140, 
142, 180, 189 

Joseph/ 140 

Lois 104 

Lucy 140 

Lydia 130, 137 

Mary . . . 139, 162, 184 

" Patience 97 

Ruth 104, 139 

Sally 169 

Samuel 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 
74, 77, 79, 80, 90, 
164, 165, 167, 168 

Sarah 144, 185 

" Susanna 159 

Thomas .... 1, 154 
William . . 101, 158, 159 
Bryant, James .... 160, 161 

" Sarah 

Bullard, Eben .... 
" Hester .... 



" Margaret 
Butler, Peter . . . 
Butterfield, Mary 
Buttrick, Hannah B. 

Tilly . . . 
Calderwoocl, Priscila 



Euoch .... 
Jacob 93, 147, 148, 150, 151, 

153, 155 
John 



" Rebecca 
" Sarah . 

Caner, H. . 

('apen, Alexander 



147 
148 
153 
88 
169 



Benj 105, 109 



" Charity 
" Elizabeth 

" Eunice . . 

" Josiah . . 

" Mary . . . 

" Rebecca . . 

" Samuel . . 

Chamberlain, Alex. . 

Mrs. . . . 

Checkley, Hannah . 

" John . . . 

" Dr. Richard . 
Chad wick, Aaron 
Abijah 



108 

. . .• 105 
. . . 169 
168, 169, 186 
168, 186 
. . . 183 
. . . 101 
. . .88,89 
. . . Ill 
. . . 100 
. . . 100 
53 

. . . 145 
. . . 136 



Chadwick, Jonathan . . . 129 
" Kezia 136 



Benjamin 90, 111, 112, 127, 
145 

Charles . . 103, 130, 136 

Daniel 127 

Elizabeth .... 123 
JoTin 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 
127. 134 



Lydia . 
Noah . 
Rebecca 
Richard 
Sarah 
Sergt. . 
Submit 
Thomas 



123 

, . . . . 145 
.... 134 
.... 123 

103, 125, 136, 183 

...... 

. . . 136, 183 
. . . 127, 129 



Cheney, Chenery, Abigail 133, 136 



Anna 
Benjamin 
Daniel 



104 
150 
139 



Ebenezer 66, 69, 70, 77, 78, 
103, 131, 135, 136, 
138, 140, 142, 145, 
147 

Elisha 167 

Elizabeth . 120, 129, 150 



160 


John 2, 23, 120 


126, 129, 131, 


183 


133, 138, 


145 


121 


' ' Martha 




. 188, 192 


171 


" Mary . 




... 135 


171 


Ruth 103, 139 


142, 170, 181 


100 


" Samuel 




... 169 


177 


Sarah . 




120, 126, 150 


102 


Sybil . 




108, 163 


99 


Widow 




... 91 


173 


" William 


108, 147, 152, 103, 


173 




164, 


167, 169, 170 


162 






... 181 


162 


Dan'l . 




. . . 123 


150 


" Elizabeth 




123, 143, 182 


155 


" Experience . 


... 99 



Eunice 
Hannah . 
Hannah S. 



110 
137 
192 



«« Isaac 71, 132, 137, 138, 140 
John . 100, 121, 123, 127 
Jonathan 92, 93, 106, 143, 
183, 188, 191, 192 
Joseph 71, 72, 90, 91, 93, 94, 
127, 132, 146 

" Katharine .... 164 

Lois 164 

Martha M. . . .191, 192 

" Mary . 123, 146, 152, 180 
Mehitabel . . . 122, 177 
Moses 138 

" Phiueas 104 

" Richard .... 120, 123 
Samuel 92, 93, 140, 152, 182 
Church, Abigail 147 



Caleb . . 


. 4, 90, 120, 


123 


" David 


. . 3, 125, 


128 


" Isaac . . 


. . 90,91, 


123 






125 


1 ' Jonathan 


92, 142, 145, 


147 


" Joshua 




123 


" Lydia 


... 96, 


145 




. . . 142, 


180 


" Rebecca . 




123 



204 



Watertown Records. 



93, 148 



128 
142 

139 
140 
191 
155 
173 
191 
190 
173 
175 
17G 
148 
. 174 
190 
148 
103, 13G 



Sarah . 
Sarah G. 
Thomas 



Church, Sarah . 

" Thankful 
Clark, Benjamin 
" Benoni . 
" Caroline A. 
" Daniel 
" Hannah B. 

Harriet R. 
" Isaac G. . 
" John . . 
** Josiah 
«« Josiah S. 
" Lucy . . 

Lydia 
" Lydia S. 
" Margaret 
" Martha . 
" Mary . 137, 148, 175, 181 
Nathaniel 75, 90, 136, 137, 

139, 181 
Peter 106, 176, 188, 190, 191 
" Rebecca .... 156, 183 
Richard 90, 91, 93, 112, 136, 

139, 140, 153, 181 
Ruth . 136, 151, 156, 184 
Samuel ... 90, 143, 148 
. . . 112, 172 
. . . 176, 191 
100, 105, 136, 153, 
172, 173, 174, 175, 
176, 187, 190, 191 
Uriah 93, 148, 150, 151, 153, 

154, 156, 182 
William . 
Clargett, William . 
Coffin, Coflfeen, John 
,l Susanna . 

Cole, Andrew 192 

" Caroline 194 

" Eleanor .... 188, 192 
Eloisa ...... 192 

" Harriet 192 

" James 193 

" John 192 

" Joseph 188,193 

" Josiah L 193 

May A 192, 193 

" Samuel 193 

Thaddeus 106, 188, 192, 193, 
194 

" William 192 

Coleman, Elizabeth .... 103 

«« Rebecca 101 

Collins, Daniel 101 

" Rose 97 

Comye, Hester 128 

Cornish, James .... 97, 119 

Joshua 100 

Convers, Convarse, Josiah 91, 93, 
162, 180 

Widow 91 

Cornwall, Daniel 107 

" Thomas 107 



190 
97 
157 
157 



Coolidge, xVaron 167 

Abigail . . 131, 133, 138 

Abiah 182 

Annah . 142, 155, 165, 166 
Daniel . . . 139, 147, 157 
David 92, 93, 108, 144, 146, 
148, 149, 151, 164, 165, 
166, 168 

Deborah 181 

Dorothy . . 108, 164, 168 
Ebenezer . . . . 149, 170 

Elijah 144 

Elisha 93, 183 

Elizabeth 148, 150, 158, 165, 
172, 174 

Elizabeth B 188 

Elizabeth M. . . . 188 
Eunice 112, 145, 151, 162, 173 

George 174 

Grace .... 162, 180 
Hannah 104, 137, 185, 186 
Hannah S. . . . 172, 188 

Henry W 175 

Hepzibah . . . 148, 149 

Huldah 180 

James 149 

John 2, 15, 21, 26, 28 29, 31, 
36, 37,38,40,41,42,45, 
46, 49,71,73,75, 79, 80, 
82, 83, 84, 88,90, 91, 93, 
103, 113, 129, 130, 131, 
136, 137, 138, 139, 142, 
144, 147, 166 
Jonas 148, 150, 151, 157, 165, 

166, 168 
Jonathan 3, 127, 129, 132, 

135, 137 
Joseph 19, 23, 29, 31, 36, 38, 
43, 45, 47,48,49,50, 
52, 53, 54,55, 57, 60, 
63, 65, 66, 69,71, 72, 
83, 84, 90, 91, 105, 
113, 132, 136, 138, 146, 
152, 156, 158, 159, 162, 
164,166,167,170,171, 
172, 173, 182 
Joshua ..... 159 

Josiah 132 

Kezia 186 

Lois 140 

Lucy . 136, 153, 164, 175 
Luther .... 106, 190 
Lydia 1-25, 128, 132, 135, 139, 
184 

Martha .... 91, 92 
Mary 108, 122, 136, 137, 140, 
144, 148, 151, 156, 165, 
171, 174, 187 
Mehitabel .... 150 
Mercy 103, 108, 152, 156, 172 
Moses 104, 112, 116, 155, 
167, 170, 171, 172, 
173, 186 



Index to Persons. 



205 



Coolidge, Nancy 172 

Nathan . . 164, 185, 186 
Nathaniel 2, 19, 82, 83, 84, 
90, 98, 125, 128, 
133, 137, 138, 140, 
144, 148, 155, 156, 
157, 160, 162, 164, 
182, 184 

" Obadiah 11, 131, 132, 135, 182 

Peter 166 

44 Rebecca 137 

Kichard 7, 11, 16, 18, 22, 23, 
24, 25, 26, 28,30, 31, 
47, 50, 54, 55, 67, 
131, 132, 133 

Rhoda 108 

Ruth Ill, 135 

Sally 187 

Samuel 93, 144, 148, 152, 153, 
155, 157, 174, 175, 176, 
180, 183, 187 
Sarah 131, 133, 144, 146, 167 

Sergt 7, 41 

Silas 142 

Simon 90, 92, 93, 103, 138, 
142,144,145, 147, 148, 
150, 152, 164, 165, 167 

44 Stephen 2 

" Susanna . . 138, 155, 164 

" Tabitha 134 

Thomas 11, 12, 13, 19,20,21, 
24,26, 28, 29,31, 33, 
43, 57, 90, 111, 130, 
133, 134, 151 
William 93, 148, 151, 152, 
153, 155, 165, 176 

Cook, Aaron 145 

AbigailJ 191 

" Ann 144 

44 Anna 180 

Caleb 155, 171 

Daniel , . . 154, 173, 187 

Easter 112 

44 Elizabeth 146 

44 Ephraira .... 144, 145 

Esther 187 

44 Francis 175 

Gregory ... 2, 99, 173 
Hannah . . 153, 175, 187 

Isaac 126 

Israel 106, 161, 166, 173, 175, 
176, 187, 191 

44 James 127 

Joanna .... 112, 184 
John 105, 126, 127, 146, 154, 
156, 157, 158, 159, 161, 
171, 173, 183 

44 Joseph 155 

Lucy 159 

Mary 126, 157 

Polly 176 

R. S 149 

Rev. Mr 145, 150 



Cook, Robert 149 

44 Samuel 92, 93, 129, 146, 147 
149, 153, 171 

44 Sarah 106 

44 Stephen 25, 90, 91, 120, 122, 
129, 147, 156,173,183 
44 Susanna 105, 121, 151, 183 

Corley, Lidia 124 

Cooper, Jonathan .... 160 

44 Sarah 160 

Cotton, Rev. Mr. 139, 144, 145, 149, 
151, 155 

Crackbone, Abigail .... 141 

44 Joseph 141 

Lydia 141 

Craft, Abner 108, 170, 171, 172, 174 

Betsey 170 

44 Charles 172 

44 Daniel P 174 

44 Ephraim 141 

44 George 172 

44 Henry 165 

44 John 141 

44 Nancy 171 

Sally 174 

44 Samuel 165 

Craige, Andrew. 190 

Sally 190 

Crane, Eliza 174 

Elizabeth T. . . . 172 

44 Henry 172 

Stephen 174 

Cravath, Eiiz 103 

Crawley, Abram 158, 160, 161, 162, 
164 

44 Elizabeth .... 162 
John 161 

Mary 160 

44 Samuel 164 

Crosby, John 169 

Polly 169 

Crowell, Robert 146 

Cunningham, Elizabeth . . 180 

John 90 

Currye, Jo 195 

Curtis, Benjamin 192 

Benjamin R. ... 192 

Geo. T 192 

Cushing, Rev. Mr. 155, 157, 162, 163, 
164, 166, 168 

Cutler, Ann 99 

Elizabeth .... 136 
Hannah .... 103, 136 

" James 121, 150 

< 4 Jonathan 126 

44 Martha 150 

Phebe 122 

Samuel 129 

Thomas . . 120, 126, 129 
Timothy .... 88, 89 
Cutter, Bethia . . . Ill, 127 
■« Ephraim 19,41,49,50,54, 
55, 70, 71, 84, 90, 



i 



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Cutter, Ephraim, Continued. 

Ill, 112, 127, 129, 180 

Cutter, George 141 

" Gershoni 148 

" Hannah 129 

" Jonathan .... 127, 141 

■* Mary 127 

" Neheraiah .... 145 

Samuel 145 

Sarah 148 

Cutting, Abraham . . . 152, 159 

Betty 165 

Elizabeth . . 92, 131, 152 

" Eunice 136 

George 90, 119, 135, 136, 138 

" Grace 135 

John 119 

" Josiah 136 

" Lydia 182 

" Mary 153 

Richard .... 119, 153 

" Samuel 138 

" Sarah 120 

" Susanna .... 104, 182 

" Uriah 1G5 

Zee. 90 

Dalrymple, Henry .... 191 

Wm. H 191 

Dana, Benj 143 

Caleb 164, 193 

" Daniel . . . • . . . 158 

" Edmund 162 

• " Elizabeth . . . 128, 138 

" Francis 143 

" George 167 

" Grace 188, 193 

" John 153 

" Jonathan 163 

" Lydia 153 

Mary 151 

" Rachel ..... 163 
11 Richard . . . • . 162 

" Thomas 138 

William 151 

Danforfh, Gov 99 

Dascomb, James 152 

Davis, Benj 120, 12-9 

Dawes, Amos 166 

William 166 

Dearing 177 

Dill, Elizabeth 121 

" George 123 

" James 123 

" Sarah 123 

" Thomas 123 

Dix, Deeks, Abigail 103, 123, 140, 
180 

" Anna 149 

Benjamin . 145, 147, 182 

" Betty 179 

David 147 

" Deborah 153 



Dix, Edmund 90, 123, 138, J39, 181 

Elijah 150 

Elizabeth 77, 119, 123, 138, 
159 

" Hannah 158 

James 92, 93, 148, 149, 150, 
152, 153, 158, 159, 160 

" Jane 128 

John 103, 123, 128, 136, 137, 
138, 140, 141, 143, 146, 
149 

" Jonas 160 

Jonathan .... 143, 149 

" Joseph 123 

Lydia 138, 180 

" Martha 138 

Mary . . . 103, 137, 180 
Samuel 90, 103, 138, 146, 180 

" Sarah 148 

" Stephen 141 

William . . 139, 152, 158 

Dockum, John 154 

William 154 

Downes, Clarissa .... 171 

«« Samuel 149 

Shubal 171 

" William 149 

Draper, Elizabeth .... 166 

Hannah 162 

*' John 162, 166 

Thomas 166 

Drue, Ann 101 

Dunah, Elizabeth .... 158 

Dunster, David 141 

Herbert 141 

Durant, Edward 155 

" Elizabeth .... 155 

" Henry W 175 

John . . 106, 166, 175, 176 

Sarah 166 

Sarah D 176 

Earle, John 99 

Mary 129 

Eddy, Benjamin .... 23, 125 
" Deliverance . » . . 125 
" Ebenezer .... 91 
Elizabeth . . . 125, 130 

John 119 

Ruth 130, 181 

Samuel 2, 17, 19, 23, 132, 
133 

Sarah 123, 130, 132, 181 
Edes, Daniel . ' 161 

Sally 161 

Edmunds, Jonathan . . . 145 

Esther 145 

Elding, Read ...... 103 

Elliston, Jonathan .... 102 

Eliot, Richard R. 105, 115, 116, 186 

Dea 177 

Ellis, Andrew 168 

John 141, 168 

Sarah HI 





Index to Persons. 


207 






- • , 

Flag, Benjamin 


A A 1 OA 1 OA 

99, 120, 129 


Fairfield, Tryphena . 


... 98 


" Elizabeth 


. . . 122 


Fanning, Elizabeth . 


.. . 2 


















" Michael . . 


. . 119, 127 


Farnsworth, Rebecca 


... 119 


Sarah . . 


... 121 


Faulkner, Charles . 


... 171 






D wight F. . 


... 189 




... 88 


Francis 105, 171, 172, 176, 


Foster, David . . . 


... 156 


189, 190 






" James R. 


... 176 


Fowle, Abigail . . 


... 150 




... 190 




... 154 


Felton, Benjamin 


155, 157, 164 




... 156 




... 164 


Edmund98, 108, 150, 151,152, 




. . . 157 


154, 


156, 157, 159, 




... 97 


160, 


161, 171, 172 




... 98 


" Jeremiah 


... 160 


Fessenden, Beni. 163, 164, 166, 167, 


11 John . . . 


. . 157, 189 


168 






... 159 


Elizabeth . 


... 164 


" Mary . 


. . 152, 189 




... 167 




... 171 




... 163 




... 172 


" Jonathan 


148, 165, 168 


" Samuel 


... 161 




... 168 


Fox, Abigail 


. . 120, 127 




... 165 


Ebeuezer 


... 128 




... 166 


" Isaac . . 


. 120, 127, 128 






" John 


... 127 






" Samuel . 


... 127 


Fiske, Abigail . . 


. . 122, 130 


Frazer, Charles B. 


... 194 




... 142 


" Isabella 


... 191 


" Daniel . . 


91, 156, 181 


" John . . . 


191, 192, 194 


David . . 


. . 120, 140 


" Walter 


. . . 192 


Elizabeth 108, 119, 120, 122, 


Freeman, Elizabeth . 


. . 106, 175 


132, 155, 182 




... 100 


" Hannah . . 


. . 123, 183 


Fullam, Francis . 


. . 35, 36 


" Henry . . 


. . 91, 181 


Fuller Caleb . . . 


... 143 


John 90,91,123,127,128, 


" Daniel . 


. . 162, 167 


137, 140, 183 






" Jonathan 


127, 128, 137 




... 162 












... 162 


" Nehemiah 


... 143 




159 




... 140 


11 Lydia . . . 


126, 150, 183 




... 140 


" Margaret 


. . : 121 


William . . 


... 107 




... 120 


Fullertou, Jennet 


. . . 150 


" Mary . . . 


108, 128, 156 




... 150 


Nathan 2, 6, 7 


, 8, 11, 12, 13, 




... 183 


17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 






25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 




... 123 


36, 38, 45, 46, 47,49, 


" Abraham .* . 


. . 120, 127 


51, 53, 


68, 73, 74, 75, 




... 123 


79, 91, 123, 125, 132, 


" Elizabeth 


. . 120, 121 


133 






. . 93, 121 


" Nathaniel 


123, 126, 128 


" Marah . . . 


... 127 


Samuel 92, 93, 114, 115, 142, 




... 153 


150, 


152, 153, 155, 




... 153 


159, 161, 162, 183, 




... 154 


184 




" William . . 


93, 153, 154 


Sarah . . 108, 125, 132, 153 


Gardner, Benjamin . 


... 165 




... 125 




... 156 


Fitzhugh, Robert 


... 102 




... 168 


Flag, Fleg, Abigail . 


... 119 






Allin . . . 


122, 127, 129 







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Gardner, Joseph 108, 160, 161, 163, 
165, 166, 168 



Mary 108 

" Sarah 161 

Garfield, Benjamin ... 4, 129 

Eliakim 139 

Grace 120 

John 98, 123 

" Joseph 126 

Mehitabel .... 125 

Mercy 123 

Ruth 122 

Samuel .... 129, 139 

Berg 125 

Thankful 152 

Garrett, Hannah 102 

Gaskell, John 129 

George (a negro) .... 101 
John, 105, 173, 174, 175, 189 

" Lucy 175 

44 Margaret 189 

Mary 102 

44 Mary A 174 

Sally M. ...... 174 

William M 173 

Gibbins, Elizabeth .... 137 

Mr 102, 177 

Peter 137 

W 97 

Gibbs, Henry 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 21, 22, 
24, 25, 31, 33, 37, 38, 
52, 122, 125, 130, 134 

Mr 178 

Giles, Mary 156 

Thomas 156 

Gleasou, David . . 92, 146, 183 

44 Dorothy 145 

John ..... 92, 145 

44 Samuel 152 

Thankful .... 152 
Goddarcl, Abigail .... 146, 185 
44 Benjamin .... 120 



Ebenezer 57, 63, 64, 66, 69, 
70, 71, 77, 146, 147, 
148, 149, 150-|/( 
Edward . 125, 131, 132, 133 
Elizabeth .... 149, 
Josiah 10, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 
28, 30, 31, 125, 132, 



133, 148 
Rachel . . 125, 132, 147 
Robert. ... 5, 23, 27, 28 

Simon 133 

Susanna .... 125, 132 
William .... 2, 120 

Godding, Abigail 145 

Hannah 146, 168, 183, 185 
Henry 90, 92, 93, 150, 168 

44 Joanna 146 

44 Jonas 164 



Jonathan C. 144, 161,162,164, 
166, 168 



Godding, Martha . 104, 139, 165 

Peter 148, 162 

Rebecca 162 

44 Spencer .... 151, 166 
William 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 
104, 112, 139, 142, 
144, 146, 148, 150, 
151, 162, 165, 168 



Goffe, Elizabeth 119 

Goodenow, Mary 183 

Gooding, Elizabeth .... 99 
Goodwin, Elizabeth .... 121 

Grant, Abigail 91, 131 

Caleb 2, 133 

Charles 176 



Christopher 2, 92, 107, 145, 
148, 165, 167, 182, 
187 

Elizabeth .... 131 

Hannah 133 

Hepsibah .... 176, 188 
Joseph 2, 6, 10, 19, 28, 126, 
128, 131, 132, 133, 
134, 165 
Joshua 50, 64, 65, 90, 106, 
131, 136, 137, 138, 175, 
176, 181, 189 



" Lydia . . . 


... 137 


Mary 91, 92, 


121, 126, 132, 


145, 180 






... 134 


Ruth . . . 


... 138 


Sarah 126, 127 


133, 167, 187 




... 161 


44 Samuel . . 


. 101, 179 


44 Sarah . . . 


161, 163, 185 
















... 121 






Greenough, Rev. Mr. 


... 116 


Greenwood, Josiah . 




44 Moses . 


... 151 


Grimes, James . . 


92, 145, 148 




... 145 




. . . 148 




123 


44 Joseph . . 


120, 123, 128 




... 99 




... 128 


4< Susanna . . 


. 120, 123 




... 90 


Hackleton, Bethiah 


. . • 166 




... 155 




... 149 




... 149 


James 92, 148, 149, 151, 153, 


155 




14 John . . . 


148, 149, 166 




. . . 153 




, . . 151 



Index to Persons, 



209 



Hagar (a negro) 101 

' " Abigail 97 

11 Elijah 157 

. " Hannah 135 

Jonathan ... 145, 153 

Joseph 153 

Lucy 151 

" Mary 185 

Mehitabel 97 

Samuel 90, 92, 93, 130, 135, 
145, 150, 151, 157, 185 

" Sarah 130 

" Susanna 150 

William 97 

Hall, Anna 168 

Ezekiel . . . 108, 168 

John 108 

" Josiah 152 

" Susanna 152 

Halloway, Curtis 132 

Mary 132 

Hamlin, John 177 

Hammond, Hamont, Abigail . 166 
Abijah .... 162, 166 

" Daniel 136 

" David 129 

. " Elizabeth 126 

" Hannah 135 

" Isaac 162 

John . . . 2, 5, 15, 136 

" Jonathan 154 

Mary 180 

Thomas 119, 122,126,129, 135 

Hancoks, Samuel 77 

Hanna, Hannah, Robert . . 102 

William 103 

Hapgood, Mary , 98 

Shadrack 98 

Harrington, Abijah .... 158 
Anna . . . 104, 152, 157 

< l Beulah 143 

" Betsey 171 

" Charles 159 

Daniel . . . 123, 124, 127 

David 124 

Ebenezer 124 

Edward 37,38,45,59, 60,61, 
62, 63, 64, 71,77, 78, 
95, 104, 139, 141, 143, 
145, 147, 148, 150, 152, 
154, 156, 157, 159, 160, 
162, 168, 169, 170, 171, 
172, 181, 186 

Elijah 169 

Elisha .... 134, 153 
< 4 Elizabeth 135, 142, 180, 184 
" Ephraim . •. . . . 172 

Esther 186 

George . . . 134, 136 
Grace .... 145, 163 
Hannah ... 121, 169 

Henry 130 

Isaac 172 



Harrington, Jabez .... 94 

" Jacob 168 

" Joel 172 

John 103, 121, 123, 128, 163 
" Jonathan 127. 135, 147, 163, 

164, 172, 173 
" Joseph 52, 55, 56, 64, 90, 91, 
93, 99, 142, 183 

" Josiah 153 

Katy .... 157, 173 

" Leonard 173 

" Lucretia 173 

Lucy 172 

Lydia .... 128, 164 
Martha . • . 142, 183 
Mary 123, 139, 151, 153, 154, 

158, 194 
Moses .... 140, 158 
Nathaniel 93, 107. 151, 153, 
154, 157, 159, 181 

Peter 154 

Phineas . . 148, 157, 172 

Polly 170 

" Rebecca . . . 124, 130 

a Robert 123 

Ruth 142 

Samuel . . 153, 159, 160 
Sarah . . 98, 136, 146, 183 

Seth 134 

" Susanna . . 127, 156, 162 

" Thankful 186 

Thomas 124, 127, 130, 142 
William 150, 169, 170, 171, 
172 

Harris, Abijah 139 

" Anna .... 137, 158 

" Benjamin 138 

" Francis 135 

Fullam 143 

Hannah . . 140, 160, 172 
" Kate .... 105, 172 

*« Lucy 166 

Mary .... 136, 164 

" Mehitable 180 

'« Nathaniel 37, 38, 41, 43, 45, 
46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 
57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 
63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 
68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 
74, 76, 90, 91, 113, 
115, 135, 137, 138, 
140, 141, 143, 156, 
159, 180 
Priscilla . . . 135, 137 
Samuel . . . 135, 172 
Sarah . 135, 156, 163, 183 
" Stephen 105, 141, 156, 158, 
160, 161, 163, 164, 
166, 172 

" Thomas 135 

" Timothy 90,136, 137, 139, 181 
Harrison, Prudence .... 98 



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Watertown Records. 



Hastings, Abigail 150 

44 Asher 137 

" Benjamin 71, 90, 92, 93, 105, 
133, 13G, 138, 140, 
141, 142, 144, 146, 
147, 148, 150, 151, 
152, 160, 173, 174, 
175, 176, 180 

** Charles 173 

Dauiel 46, 52, 53, 103, 133, 
135, 136, 162 
44 Ebenezer 66, 71, 75, 77, 79, 
80, 82, 84, 90, 92, 
140 

44 Elisha 136 

Elizabeth 125, 131, 139, 164, 
173 

44 Enoch 134 

44 Eunice 134 

44 Hepzibah 125 

Hannah 140, 146, 167, 183, 
184 

44 Isaac 168 

John 38, 45, 46, 51, 63, 74, 
75, 76, 77, 79, 90, 91, 
125, 129, 131, 134, 136, 
137, 138, 139, 141 

44 Jonas 142 

Joseph . 2, 91, 140, 148 

44 Martha 142 

Mary 91, 125, 131, 136, 144, 
153, 161, 175, 180 

44 Nathan 148 

44 Nathaniel .... 91, 131 

Richard C 174 

Ruth .... 140, 182 
44 Samuel 23, 96, 131, 132, 133, 

' 142, 152, 173 
44 Sarah 103, 135, 138, 141, 175, 
180 

Seth . 93, 146, 153, 184 
Simon 141, 160, 161, 162, 164, 
167, 168, 184 

" Smith 151 

44 Stephen 136 

44 Thomas .... 96, 155 
William . . . 129, 147 

Hatch, Benjamin 136 

Mercy 136 

Hawarcl, Mary 99 

Hawkins, Mary 130 

Hay, Abigail .... 153, 158 
" Anna 164 





Elizabeth . . 


. 153, 155 


«( 






(< 


James 153, 155, 


156, 157, 153, 




160, 161, 164, 165, 167 


C( 


John . . . 


159, 160, 167 


(( 


Joseph . 157, 


158, 159, 163 


(I 






(( 






(i 







Hay, Thomas 158 

44 William 156 

Hayman, Samuel 1 

Hewes, Abraham 164 

44 Lucy 164 

Hicks, Elizabeth 101 

Hide, Enoch 174 

Sally D 174 

Hill, Abigail ...... 135 

44 Abraham 141 

44 Benjamin 165 

44 John 144 

44 Joseph 135 

44 Susanna 165 

44 Thomas 78 

44 Zechariah ... 141, 144 

Hilliard, Ann 188 

Hinds, Abigail 156 

" Ebenezer . . 154, 156, 157 

44 Margaret 154 

Hoar, Esther 144 

44 John 144 

Nathaniel P 171 

44 Samuel 171 

Holden, Holdin, Holding, Abigail 180 
Elizabeth . . 119, 137, 180 
Isaac . . 23, 90, 92, 182 

John 130 

" Jonathan 135 

Joseph 23, 47, 57, 59, 63, 64, 
66, 69, 70, 75, 76, 90, 
135, 137, 180 

44 Justinian 119 

Lydia 132 

Phineas . . . 192, 193 
Samuel . . 23, 132, 133 
44 Susanna . . . 104, 132 
Holland, John 90 
Nathaniel . . . 119, 128 
Ruth ...... 99 

Holman, Deborah .... 98 

Homans, Thomas ..... 91 

Hosmer, Daniel 150 

Holt, Samuel 172 

Samuel N 172 

Houghton, Abigail . . . . 133 

Henry 133 

Hovey, Eliza B 176 

44 Eunice 175 

Mary 163 

Phineas . . 106, 175, 176 

Sally 175 

Thomas 166 

How, Abigail 154 

44 Enos 154 

Humphrys, Rebecca .... 97 

Humsteds, Jabez 125 

Matthew 125 

Hunt, Dorothy 185 

44 Elizabeth 185 

44 Jane .190 

JaneL. 190 



Index to Persons. 



211 



Hunt, John 91, 147, 148, 149, 150, 
151, 152, 154, 156, 157, 
159, 168, 175, 185 
" Katherine 147, 148, 154, 185, 
188 

Maria B 190 

Mary . . . 168, 185, 188 
Ruth . . . 151, 183, 185 
Samuel . . . 149, 175, 185 

Sarah 157 

Sarah P 188 

Susanna 107 

Thomas 156 

William . . . 152, 190 

Jackson, Abigail 103 

" Abraham 136 

Daniel 105, 170, 171, 172, 173, 

175, 176, 187 
Edward . . 103, 136, 159 

Elizabeth 147 

Francis 172 

Henry 170 

Jonas .... 136, 160 
Joshua .... 136, 159 

Kezia 159 

Leonard 173 

Lucy . . . 105, 175, 187 

Mary H 173 

Michael 147 

Moses 160 

Patty R 176 

Samuel 159 

Jane (a negro) 102 

Jeffreys, George 102 

Jenny (a negro) 154 

Jennison, Abigail 104, 142, 164, 182 
Benjamin . . . 108, 170 

Elias 168 

Elizabeth . . . 138, 162 

Eunice 183 

Grace 130 

Hannah 133 

John 181 

Joseph -.132 

Joshua 155 

Josiah 138 

Judith 119 

Lucy 149 

Lydia .... 126, 182 
Mary . . . 133, 146, 180 
Mercy .... 155, 182 
Nathaniel . . 138, 167, 181 
Phineas 108, 148, 166, 168, 

170, 171, 187 
Rachel .... 130, 132 
Rev 137, 138 



Samuel 12, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 
51, 52, 54, 56, 103, 
126, 130, 133, 140, 142, 
146,148,149,151,153, 
155, 162, 164, 167, 180, 
182,221 

Sarah 151 



Jennison, Susanna . . 166, 187 

Sergt 41 

William . . 153, 171, 180 

Johnson, Esther 162 

" Hannah . . 121, 123, 130 

" John 123 

" Mary 123 

" Matthew 159 

" Sarah 185 

" Solomon 96 

Thomas . . . 123, 162 

Jones, Caleb 127 

" Deborah 123 

" Isaac 128 

Josiah . 98, 123, 128, 133 

" Lydia 98 

" Samuel 131 

William 127 

Kate (a negro) 158 

Kay, Lydia 177, 178 

" Mary 97 

" Miss 177 

" Thomas 97 

Kelly, Elizabeth 150 

" Joseph 150 

" Mary 184 

Kendall, Benjamin F. . . . 194 

" Benjamin S 167 

" Betsey 171 

" Charles 175 

David 174 

Eliza C 192 

" George 192 

Hannah 173 

" Henry L 190 

" Hiram 191 

Joshua 107, 167, 171, 172, 
173, 174, 175 

" Josiah 172 

Paul 106, 188, 190, 191, 192, 
193, 194 

Susan C 191 

" Susanna 107 

William 193 

Kimball, John 2, 90, 91, 93, 154, 179, 
182 

Mary 183 

King, Ebenezer 133 

" John 77 

Richard 92 

" Samuel 133 

Kinningham, Cuningham, Eliza- 
beth 132 

« Esther 132 

John .... 132, 133 
Knap, Knop, Daniel .... 152 

Henry 132 

James .... 120, 129 
« John . . 2, 121, 127, 129 

" Jonas 152 

Sarah 121 

» Thomas 99 

Knight, Mr 179 



212 



Watertown Records, 



Knox, John 177 

Lamb, Isaac 123 

Langdon, John 178 

Jo 179 

Lawrence, Abigail . . 134, 144 

" Benjamin 136 

" Edmund 142 

Elizabeth . . . 119, 133 

" Eunice 144 

George 23, 99, 103, 119, 131, 
133, 134, 136, 144, 154, 
180 



(1 


John 


. . 104, 134, 143 


u 


Mary 


99, 123, 141, 183 


«( 






it 


Rev. Mr. 


. . . 152, 159 


<< 


Samuel 


142 


«( 




143 


(( 


William 


92, 141, 142, 144, 



146, 182 

Learned, Larned, Aaron . . 169 
Abigail . . 148, 169, 186 
" Amariah 135, 139, 157, 159, 
160 

Anna 163, 164, 167, 187, 190 

' 4 Benjamin 149 

Bezalel 93, 150, 151, 152, 154 
" Christopher .... 168 

" Daniel 175 

David 90, 92, 93, 140, 138, 
141, 143, 144, 147, 148, 
149, 181 

Edward W 193 

Eli 160 

" Elijah 168 

Elisha 143, 162, 163, 165, 167, 

168, 185 
Elizabeth 93, 104, 138, 141, 
168, 182, 184 

" Fanning 140 

11 George N 194 

Grant 108 

Hannah 146, 150, 157, 164, 
167, 170, 185 
" Henry 93, 165, 170 

14 James 107 

Jedidiah 108, 142, 168, 170 
•« Jerusha . . 147, 151, 169 

" Jesse 149 

" Jonas . . . 136, 154, 158 
« Jonathan 90, 107, 139, 140, 
142, 144, 146, 147, 
149, 154, 163, 164, 
166, 167, 180 

" Joseph 166 

Joshua 90, 92, 104, 138, 139. 
141,143, 145, 148, 162, 
181 

Josiah .... 161, 188 

" Katherine 154 

Lucy .... 141, 166 
Mary . . 71, 77, 144, 159 
" Mercy 135 



Learned, Moses 169 

" Oliver 148 

" Parnel 107 

Paul 145, 161, 175, 187, 190 

" Phineas 107 

" Robert 139 

" Samuel . . . 164, 175 

Samuel S 194 

" Sarah . . . 147, 162, 185 

Silas 167 

" Susanna . . 163, 165, 167 

" Tabitha 158 

Thomas 23, 38, 49, 59, 63, 64, 
107, 135, 136, 138, 
140, 161, 162, 164, 
165, 167, 175, 184, 
188, 193, 194 
William 107, 144, 164, 165, 
167, 168 

Leason, Abiah . . . 120, 121, 129 

" Ann 126 

" Elizabeth 122 

" Isaac 129 

" John 122 

a Joseph 122 

William . . . 121, 122 

Leathe, Achsah 161 

Ann G 193 

" Frances 163 

Hannah . . 156, 159, 185 
Jedidiah 112, 118, 156, 157, 
160, 161, 163, 164, 
166, 185 
John .... 157, 193 

" Jonathan 159 

" Lucy 166 

11 Mary 164 

" Sarah 160 

" Sophia ...... 107 

Leckey, Abraham 153 

" Richard 97 

William 153 

Lee, William 93 

Legg, Capt 100, 103 

« Sabella 100 

Leppington, John .... 138 

Mary 138 

Leverett, Benjamin D. . . . 191 

" Daniel 191 

Little, Anne 101 

Livermore, Abigail . . 146, 149 

Adeline 193 

" Amos 107, 143, 162, 165, 167, 
175, 176, 188, 189, 190, 
191, 192, 193, 194 

Amos H 190 

" Anna . . . 129, 134, 144 

Charles 192 

Daniel 23, 25, 132, 133, 134, 
146, 151, 162, 183,189 
« David 92, 149, 150, 151, 153, 
156, 176, 190, 191, 192, 
193 



Index to Persons. 



213 



Livermore, Edmund 91, 92, 141, 144, 
145, 181 
Elisha . . . 100, 107, 153 

11 Eliza 189 

" Elizabeth 141 

" Grace S 191 

" Hannah . . 99, 156, 176 

" Hannah S 191 

44 Harriet L 194 

44 Hepzibah 167 

Jane A 191 

" Jonathan 147 

Josiah 91, 144, 145, 181, 190 

11 Katherine 159 

" Lucy 165 

" Lydia .... 124, 153 

44 Martha W 193 

44 Mary 133 

44 Mary A 192 

44 Matthew . . . 134, 139 
44 Nathaniel . . . 119, 149 
44 Oliver 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 
67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 74, 
75, 80, 81, 90, 91, 92, 
103, 132, 134, 136, 137, 
139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 
146, 147, 149, 159, 161, 
162, 183 

44 Priscilla 150 

Rachel .... 137, 140 

Ruth 136 

Samuel 3,8,9, 11, 12, 13,22, 
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 
119, 129, 133, 134 

44 Samuel B 190 

44 Samuel W 189 

44 Sarah 153 

Sibyl .... 112, 176 

44 Thomas 175 

Loud, Abner F 194 

Edward 194 

Maccoys, Alex . . . . 77, 78, 79 

Maddocks, Caleb 133 

44 Daniel -. 145 

44 Joanna 134 

4 * Henry 132 

44 John 90, 131, 132, 133, 134, 
136, 138, 145 
Mary .... 132, 138 
Ruth .... 131, 132 

44 Sarah 132 

William 138 

Mailet, Ephraim 146 

Man, Hannah 102 

44 James 154 

" Moses 154 

Mansfield, Bethiah .... 130 

Mason, Aaron 174 

Abigail 182 

44 Amos 173 

44 Daniel .... 164. 165 

44 David 154 

Ebenezer 139, 160, 161, 162 



Mason, Elias ... 93, 161, 183 

" Elijah 160 

44 Elizabeth . . . 160, 172 

44 Enoch 162 

" Esther ...... 135 

44 Grace 147 

Hannah 102, 148, 154, 174 
Hugh 105, 170, 171, 172, 173 
44 Isaac .... 165, 174 

44 Jonas 151 

44 Joseph 3, 30, 31, 33, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 51, 52, 54, 55, 
56, 60, 63, 66, 68, 73, 
75, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 
85, 91, 92, 113, 114, 
119, 126, 135. 136,137, 
139, 140, 147, 148, 150, 
151, 172 

44 Josiah 140 

41 Lydia 136 

44 Martha C 170 

Mary . 102, 121, 122, 181 
41 Moses .... 105, 174 
44 Nehemiah ... 93, 183 

Richard C 171 

44 Samuel . . 159, 160, 164 

44 Sarah 150 

Seth 173 

44 Susanna . . . 137, 184 

William 161 

Maverick, Elias 103 

McCollister, Charles .... 84 

" John 94 

McConnoughey, David ... 140 

" George 140 

McKilenys, Mr 177 

Mead, Abigail 186 

" Betsey ...... 170 

44 Elijah 169, 170, 171, 172, 186 

44 Isaac 170 

Israel 92, 93, 145, 154, 155, 
156, 183 

44 John 156 

44 Lydia 172 

44 Mary 155 

44 Nabby 172 

Polly 169 

44 Samuel 171 

Meatox, Bethia 121 

44 Daniel 121 

44 Mary 121 

Mellin, Helen M 190 

44 Leonard 190 

44 Sophia .... 187, 190 

Memory, Joseph 126 

44 Mary 126 

Merriam, Rev. Mr. . 160, 163, 167 

Merritt, Amos .... 122, 129 

' 4 Bethiah 122 

Daniel 129 

Messenger, Ebenezer ... 97 

Metcalf, Hezikiah .... 171 
" Polly 171 



2I 4 



Watcrtown Records. 



Miller, Moses 149 

Samuel 149 

Millings, James 120 

" " John 120 

44 Mary 120 

" Richard 120 

Samuel 120 

Simon 120 

Thomas . . . 119,120 

Mills, Ann 110 

" Henry 23 

Mixer, Isaac 4 

14 Joanna 99 

John 170 

44 Josiah . 112, 170, 172, 174 

" John 170 

44 Lois 172 

44 Nathaniel 174 

44 Sarah 119 

Moocley, Mr. ...... 110 

Morse, Abraham 134 

" Daniel ...... 130 

" Elizabeth . . . . . 130 

" Jacob 134 

" James 123 

" Jeremye . . 123, 126, 134 
John . 2, 99, 124, 126, 130 

" Jonathan 126 

" Joseph 144 

" Nathaniel 126 

" Sarah ...... 123 

44 Zechariah .... 144 

Murch, Lydia 141 

" William . . 91, 141, 142 

Murclock, Abigail 140 

" Amasa 168 

" Artemas . . . 176, 189 

44 Horace 176 

" John 168 

Julia 189 

Sally ...... 176 

Mnrriah (a negro) .... 187 

My rick, Abigail ..... 97 

" Hannah 158 

44 John 97 

" Jonathan 158 

Neggres, Mary 97 

Nevenson, Elizabeth .... 120 

" John 120 

Newell, John 156 

" Solomon 156 

Newhall, George 192 

Polly 192 

Nison, Joseph 174 

Norcross, Abigail 168 

Asa 145 

" Charlotte 175 

Elizabeth . . 158, 159, 165 
Hannah . . . 188, 193 

Helen 175 

44 Jemima 164 

" Jerusha 187 



Norcross, Josiah 108, 137, 139, 158, 
159,161,162, 164, 165, 
167, 168 

44 Mary 144 

Mehitabel 129 

" Mercy 138 

" Moses 108 

Nathaniel 90, 91, 97, 129, 135 
136, 137, 138, 139 
140, 144, 145, 147 
150, 158, 162 

Nehemiah 147 

« Polly . 
" Richard 2 
" Rose 
44 Samuel . 

Seth . 
44 Sukey . 
44 Susanna 
44 Uriah . 
Nutting, Ebenezer 
44 Charles 



... 175 
5, 96,97, 124, 128 
. 124, 128 
... 128 
... 175 
. 106, 175 
... 150 
. 135, 139 
... 136 
155, 169, 171, 172, 
173, 174, 175, 176 

Hannah 176 

44 James 137 

John 146 

Mary .... 137, 151 

44 Mercy 181 

Nabby 172 

Nathaniel ... 173, 174 

44 Phineas 171 

Richard .... 4, 171 

14 Sally 175 

44 Samuel 92, 93, 148, 151, 155 

44 Sarah 148 

Nymphas (my negro) 150, 154, 155, 
156 

Oliver, Peter 136 

Samuel 136 

Orms, Elizabeth . . . 135, 181 
44 John . 65, 66, 78, 90, 135 

Ozment, Mary . * 137 

William . . . 137,180 

Pain, Will 179 

Page, Phineas 187 

Palfrey, Phebe .... 104, 137 

Park, Edward 148 

Lucy .... 108, 158 

44 Pennel 108 

. " William 158 

Parker, Hananiah 131 

Fanny 163 

Jacob 91 

44 Moses 147 

44 Peter 155 

44 Thomas 147 

Parkhurst, Isaac 107 

Parkis, Anna 129 

George 119 

44 John . . . 119, 126, 129 

Samnel 126 

Parkman, Rev. Mr 154 



Index to Jr'crsons. 



215 



Patrick, Capt 118 

Partridge, Sarah 163 

Thaddeus 163 

Patten, Isaac . 167, 191, 193, 194 

John 164 

Juliana D. .... 194 

" Lucretia 191 

Mary 165 

Mary D 193 

Richard R 193 

" Samuel 170 

Thomas 1G4, 165. 166, 167, 
168, 170, 191 

William 168 

Patterson, Adam . . 139, 141, 181 

Esther 157 

Isaac 106 

Isabel 181 

" James 190 

John 139 

" Joseph 157 

Paughonot, Hannah .... 155 

" Joseph 155 

Pegg (a mulatto) 144 

Pemberton, Hannah .... 103 

Mr 102, 103 

Penneman, Widow .... 91 

Pero (a negro) 1-13 

Perry, Parry, Abigail . . . 133 
Dorcas .... 136, 146 

Ebenezer 128 

Elizabeth 134 

44 Ephraim 142 

44 Hannah ... 150, 152 
John . 2, 128, 129, 133, 134 
" Jonathan .... 91, 181 

" Joseph 129 

" Joshua 146 

Josiah 23, 59, 61, 62, 64, 65, 
71, 72, 84, 90, 91, 92, 
93, 136, 116 
44 Mary .... 133, 183 

44 Mercy 181 

44 Nathan . 150, 152, 153, 184 



44 Samuel . 90, 91, 93 
44 Sarah . Ill, 130 
44 Susanna . 

Peter (a negro) 

Peters, Abigail . . 



44 Joseph . . 

44 Moses . . 
Phillips, Elizabeth 

44 Hannah 

44 John . . 

44 Jonathan . 

44 Lydia . . 
Mary . . 

44 Priscilla . 

44 Ruth . . 

44 Sarah . . 

44 Theophilus 
Phillis (a negro) . 
Pierce, Pearse, Abigail M. 



128, 135 

133, 154 
. 183 

104, 138 
. 184 

154, 184 
. 154 
. 123 
. 185 

134, 135 
127, 129 

. 180 
119, 135 
. 134 
. 123 
123, 127 
126, 129 
. 156 
. 192 



Pierce, Pearse, Abraham . . 129 

44 Anna 160 

44 Benjamin . . 119, 121, 126 
44 Daniel 146,155, 156,160,183 

44 Edward 162 

44 Elvira 189 

44 Elizabeth ... 121, 124 

44 Eunice 150 

44 Francis . . 130, 132, 134 
44 Hannah . .119, 121, 134 

44 Henry 155 

Isabel . . - w^r-129, 178 

44 Israel 119 _ " 

44 John .... 121;vl£^ 

44 John M 189 

44 Jonas 150 -1 

44 Jonathan 155 

44 _ JosejA--^99, 106, 119, 124, 
189, 190, 192 

44 JosephJST/ 190 

Martha .... 156, 184 

Martha B 190 

" Mary 155 

Mary B 192 

" Rebecca 180 

" Ruth 137 

Samuel 35, 36, 37, 38, 46, 57, 
59, 60, 63, 64, 65, 90, 
126, 129, 134, 137, 138 

William 189 

Pitman, Nathaniel .... 102 

Place, Sarah 103 

Poole, Matthew 101 

Porter, Anna 102 

" Lydia .... 105, 172 

Nabby 172 

Nathar .... 105, 172 

Prense, Abraham 96 

Prentice, Benjamin .... 149 

" David 157 

Edward 161 

Elizabeth . . . 146, 159 

Hannah 186 

" Joshua 161 

Lydia .... 143, 158 
Mary .... 150, 159 

" Mercy 155 

Samuel . . 92, 93, 143, 146 
Smith 93, 149, 150, 154, 155, 
157, 158, 159, 161 

Solomon 186 

" Thomas 154 

Price, John .' 120 

Mary 120 

William 128 

Priest, Hannah 134 

" Josiah 157 

Mary 152 

Sarah 152 

William 157 

Proctor, Edward 122 

Prout, Eunice 128 
Quiner, Mary 145 



2l6 



Watertown Records. 







Robbins, Lucretia 


... 173 


" Thomas . . 


. 143, 145 






. . . 191 






u 




... 191 






«« 


Mary . 107, 144, 191, 193 






<( 




... 168 








Phineas . . 


150, 167 












Randall, Elizabeth 


. . . 154 




Sarah . • . 


107, 193 








Solomon . . 


150, 152 


!■ Jacob . . . 


. . . 160 


< < 






John 153, 154, 156, 157, 159, 




William E. . 




160 




Robinson, Bradbury . 


... 187 












Ray, Elijah .... 


... 189 


Rogers 
















Raymond, Jonathan . 


... 158 


















Reed, John .... 


... 90 




Phineas . . 


. . . 108 




... 140 








" Josiah . . . 


. . 90, 140 






Remington, Elizabeth 


. 167, 185 






" " Frederick . . 


. 161, 187 


<( 






John 112, 156, 158, 159, 160, 






161, 163, 


167, 168, 186, . 






187 


u 






" Jonathan . . 


. 159, 160 


i < 




... 190 




... 158 




Joseph . 106, 


190, 191, 192 


" Mary . . . 


156, 163, 168 


« ( 


Lucy S. . . 


... 191 


Rice, Rise, Ephraim . 


99 








" Mary . . . 


'. ' 125, 162 


Ryder, Rider, Thomas 


. . 10, 119 


Richards, Humphrey . 


... 102 






Richardson, Abigail . 


... 157 


Saltmarsh, Abigail 


... 145 




... 188 


< ( 




... 147 




... 160 


it V 


Elizabeth . . 


. 160, 163 


" Edward 155, 


157, 159, 160, 


« ( 


John . . . 


144, 161, 163 


161, 163, 


165, 166, 168 


( ( 




... 148 






ft 








... 192 


{( 


Seth .... 


150, 166 


" John . . . 


159, 188, 192 












« t 


Thomas 92, 93, 94, 141, 143, 








144, 145, 147, 148, 150, 185 






(( 


William 141, 160, 161, 162 






Sanders, Saunders, Abia . . 119 










... 123 




... 161 










... 163 










... 162 


«< 




. . . 170 












Ripley, Rev. Mr. . . 


. 189, 194 


li 




... 165 




... 152 




Pollv G. . . 


... 174 






1 1 


Sarah . 106, 120, 165, 174 


" George . . . 


. 175, 176 


ti 




... 120 




... 189 


Sanderson, Charity . 


... 168 


James 173, 174, 175, 176, 188, 




Elizabeth . . 


. 155, 189 


189, 193 




< < 






Jane W. . . 


... 176 


u 




... 126 








Henry . . . 


108, 151, 168 


Jonathan 106, 191, 192, 193 


4 ( 


Isaac 92, 93, 146, 148, 149, 




... 144 




151, 153 


155, 158 




. 188, 193 


«« 




... 126 


" Lois A. . . 


... 193 




Josiah . . . 


148, 170, 173 


" Lois C. . . . 


... 188 


(( 


Kezia . . . 


. 149, 185 






(( 


Lydia . . . 


108, 126, 173 



Index to Persons* 217 



Sanderson, Mary . . 


tot i;o 
. lZi , loo 


Sawin, 


Mary . . 


. 118, 144, 183 






. . . 182 




Munninss 2, 


3, 9, 11, 12, 13, 










21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 




Seth . . . . 


. 153, 173 




31, 32, 33, 100, 127, 131, 




William . . 


. 126, 127 




132, 134 






... 108 


<< 


Samuel 132, 142, 143, 161 




Abigail . . . 


157, 158 






.... 145 








«< 


Stephen 92, 104, 141, 142, 




Anna . . . 


166, 186, 193 




143, 145, 147, 149 






... 161 




Susanna . 


. . 153, 167 




Daniel . . . 


157, 168, 194 


Sawtell, Satle, Ab. 


. . 142, 146 




David 90, 92, 93, 134, 136, 










137, 138, 


140, 142, 145, 










147, 157, 


1 rn t on 1 nt 

loo, 1d0, loli 




Enoch . . 


. . 124, 127 




1 no 1 /> 

lb2, 163, 


165, 167 










Elizabeth . . 


167, 188, 193 




Henry . . 


. 146, 149, 150 
















Grace . . . 


160, 161, 185 












... 165 




Ruth . . 






John . . . 


107, 134, 157 












... 167 














Sayer, Charlotte . 






Lucy . . . 


. 157, 162 










Lydia . • . 


134, 147, 160 


Scudder, Daniel . 








... 164 


11 














Sarah P. . 






Nathaniel . . 


140, 160, 162 


Seaver, Andrew 


.... 168 






... 194 




Ebenezer . 


.... 168 




Richard . . 


. 188, 193 


Severn 




.... 133 










Samuel . . 


. 120, 130, 133 




Samuel 142, 
167, 


160, 161, 166, 


Sewall, Capt. . . 


.... 178 




168, 185 


Shattuck, Shattock, 


Abigail . 125 






... 193 




Benjamin . 


. . 124, 149 




Seth . . . . 


... 163 






.... 180 


















... 162 


< « 




.... 131 












... 78, 122 




William 108, 


137, 138, 157, 


( ( 


Josiah . . 


. 149, 151, 157 




158, 


160, 161, 164, 


( ( 


Mary . . 


. . 128, 159 




168, 193 




Nathaniel . 


.... 127 


Savage. Ephraim . . 


. 102, 103 




Philip . . 


4, 120, 127, 128 


i< 












11 






«< 




.... 131 


Sawin, Abigail . . . 


121, 142, 182 




Samuel 


. 23, 125, 127 


it 


Abijah . . . 


137, 162 








<( 


Benjamin . . 


. 145, 165 


«( 


William 2, 6, 19, 22, 23, 24, 


it 


Daniel 112, 136, 149,158,159, 
160, 161, 162, 165, 167, 
168, 184, 188 




25, 28, 30, 38, 39, 41, 43, 
49, 53, 63, 71, 90, 124, 
128, 131, 138, 180 


<« 








.... 168 


ti 




... 134 








< < 


Elizabeth . . 


. 142, 168 


ft 


Zecariah . 


. . 108, 168 


it 




... 131 


Sherman, Abiah . 




tc 




2 






.... 138 


t c 


Hannah . . 


. 147, 183 


u 






({ 


John 2,79, 127, 136, 137, 142, 






. . . . 5, 6 




145, 147, 153, 159, 182 






.... 124 


(1 




... 141 


ft 




.... 119 


It 




... 164 


(( 


Joseph 5, 22 


, 23, 25,26, 124, 


(• 


Judith . . . 


. 103, 118 




<128 




(C 


Lydia . . . 


. 144, 183 


(I 


Martha . . 


. . 128, 138 


« ( 






<( 







2l8 



Watcrtovj7i Records. 



Sherman, Mr 119 

Nathaniel 43, 45, 47, 51, 57, 
138 

" Pastor 2 

Simmons, Anna ..... 189 
James . . . 106, 189, 190 

" Mary 189 

Sarah 189 

Stephen 190 

Smethnrst, Mary 100 

Smith, Alfred 193 

" Benjamin 128 

Daniel 23, 125 

Elisha 129 

Elizabeth 127 

" George 175 

Hannah 180 

" James 98 

" Jane 120 

John 125 

Jonathan 120, 124, 127, 129 
Joseph .... 125, 128 
Lydia . . . 124, 175, 193 
" Mary ... 2, 177, 179 

Mary A 176 

" Nelson 189 

" Rebecca 125 

" Samuel 128 

" Sarah 103 

" Sarah J 120 

Shubael . ..175,176,189 

" Thomas 128 

Widow 129 

" Zechariah 124 

Soden, Elizabeth 107 

Hannah . . . 162, 187 

" Mary 166 

Samuel 107, 157, 159, 160, 
162, 163, 166, 187 

" Susanna 157 

Thomas . . 159, 163, 173 

Sparhawk, Isaac 159 

" Jacob 155 

" Katherine 107 

" Nathan 165 

" Nathaniel . • 107, 156, 165 

" Timothy 155 

Spring, Abigail 99 

Alpheus . . . 144, 185 
Convers 141, 161, 162, 164, 

165, 167, 169 
Elizabeth . . . 133, 169 
Francis . . . 152, 170 



Henry 18, 20, 23, 28, 36, 90, 
91, 93, 121, 126, 131, 
133, 136, 137, 139, 
141, 143, 144, 147, 
150, 151, 152, 156, 
165 

Jedediah . . 137, 157, 159 
" John .... 139, 158 
" Josiah 159 

Keziah . . . 158, 180, 183 



Spring, Luke 167 

Lydia 125, 126, 137, 151, 186 

" Marshall 147 

Mary .... 134, 150 
Mehitable . . 130, 131 

Mercy A 161 

Mr 41 

Samuel . 136, 156, 170, 186 
Sarah .... 131, 143 

Silas 164 

Thomas . . . 134, 157 
Stacy, John . . . . 131, 132 

Samuel 132 

Starrs, Star, Comfort . 121, 126 

Hannah 129 

" Lydia 126 

" Mary 121 

Peter 144 

Stearns, Abigail . . . 145, 180 
Abijah . . . 146, 153, 183 
Anna . 142, 146, 180, 183 
Benjamin . . . 129, 135 
4 ' Catherine M. ... 189 

Charles 166 

Daniel . 135, 136, 140, 142 
144, 147, 150, 157 

Dorothy 148 

" Elisha 157 

Elizabeth 135 

" Ezekiel 139 

" George W. . . 129, 170 
" Hannah . . . 165, 182 

11 Hepzibah 146 

Isaac . 122, 131, 142, 150 

Isaiah 136 

Jacob 182 



John 36, 38, 57,. 59, 61, 63, 
64, 65, 90, 92, 129, 
135, 136, 138, 142, 
145, 146, 161, 162, 
163, 164, 166, 168 
Jonas .... 142, 165 
Jonathan . . 138, 165, 166 
Joseph 92, 93, 163, 173, 181 
Joshua .... 150, 153 
«« Josiah 141,142, 147,148,150, 



151, 156, 164 

Judith 129 

" Katharine 161 

Lois 146, 183 

Lucy 172 

Martha . 161, 166, 167, 168 
Mary 112,130,140,147,155, 
168, 183 

Mary C 189 

Mehitabel 124 

Moses 136 

Nathaniel . . 90, 92, 142 

" Peter 147 

Phineas 107, 141, 165, 166, 
167, 168, 170, 171, 
172 

Polly 171 



Index to 











" Ruth . . . 


... 140 


" Samuel . 113, 


121, 124, 139 


141, 145, 180, 183 


" Sarah . . . 


129, 141, 144 


" Simon . . . 


... 131 


Stephen . . 


94, 135, 153 


" Susanna . . 


150, 166, 182 




... 162 


William . . 


151, 167, 168 


Stevens, Hephzibah . 


... 154 




... 154 






Steward, Hephzibah . 


... 145 














Stimpson, Stimson, Andrew 105, 170 














44 Elizabeth . . 


. 121, 131 


" James . . . 


130, 133, 134 




. 171, 172 


44 Jonathan 119, 


120, 129, 130 




... 126 








... 119 







Stoddard, Solomon .... 90 
Stone, Aaron 173 



(( 


Abigail . 


. . . 170, 172 


«( 


Abijah . 


105, 155,170, 171 


(( 




155 


<« 


Ann . . 


. 101, 119, 193 


( c 




. . . 176, 189 


14 


Asa 106, 


191, 192, 193, 194 








(C 






«« 


Caroline 


176 


(( 


Charles 


. . 107, 173, 193 


u 






u 


Cherry 




(< 


Columbus 


J. ... 175 


<i 


Cornelius 


. . . 158, 170 


(< 


Daniel . 


121,123, 128, 153 


tc 


David, 23, 90, 91, 133, 150 


it 


Dorcas . 


. . . 123, 125 


«( 


Ebenezer 


23, 26, 31, 48, 66, 






67, 70, 77, 78, 79, 
82, 83, 90, 91, 93, 










107, 121, 135, 137, 






138 


(< 






Ic 


Elizabeth 


. . 125, 157, 158 


II 


Eveline 


176 




George H. 


.... 192 


a 


Hannah 


103, 128, 135, 180 


<< 


Harriet L. 


. . . 189, 193 


«< 


Hepzibath 


. . . 125, 173 


(C 


Joanna . 


. . 100, 118, 123 


(i 


James . 


. . . , . 159 



Persons. 219 

Stone, John 3, 132 

" Jonas 155 

" Jonathan 20, 21, 23, 30, 31, 
36, 38, 49, 51, 54, 
59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 
64, 65, 78, 79, 93, 
103, 105, 107, 130, 
134, 135, 136, 137, 
138, 146, 151, 153, 
155, 163,171,172, 
173, 175, 176, 180, 
182,183,184, 190, 
193 

Joel 174 

Joseph ... 41, 175, 194 
" Josiah . . . 137, 152, 171 
44 Johanna . . . 107, 193 
Keziah .... 138, 164 

4 4 Leonard 193 

44 Love 183 

44 Lucy .... 170, 193 

44 Margaret 137 

44 Martha. . . . 153,184 
" Mary . 150, 182, 191, 193 
Mathias . . 152, 160, 183 
44 Moses 146, 150, 152, 153, 
155, 169, 170, 172, 
173, 174, 175, 183, 
185, 187, 189, 190 

44 Nancy 174 

44 Nathan 150, 152, 153, 155, 
183 

" Nathaniel 93, 115, 157, 163, 



182 

44 Phebe S 107 

44 Rebecca 175 

Rhoda .... 163, 169 

44 Richard 172 

Ruth . . . 112, 151, 182 

Sally 171 

Samuel 136 

Sarah 135 

Seth .... 155, 175 

44 Simon 3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11, 
12, 15 

44 Susanna 174 

44 Warren F 194 

44 William 153, 170, 172, 173, 

174, 175, 176, 189, 

191 

Storer, Ebenezer 154 

44 John 135 

44 Joseph 135 

44 Seth 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 
46, 54, 56, 78, 94, 114, 
134, 180 

Stoughton, William .... 1 

Stowell, Abigail 184 

44 Benjamia 137 

44 David 145 

44 Hezekiah 139 

44 Jemima 143 

44 Jerusha 141 



220 



Watertown Records* 



Stowell, John 84, 90, 92, 136, 137, 
139, 141, 143, 145 
Josiah .... 88, 92, 93 
44 Mary 



" Samuel. 
" Sarah . 

Thankful 
44 Thomas 
Stratton, Abigail 
44 Abijah . 
" Elizabeth 
" Eunice 
" Hannah 
" Isaac 



... 181 
... 92 
, 182, 183 
... 183 
... 192 
122, 132, 137, 184 
... 135 
... 138 
. 136, 184 
... 149 
151, 153, 166 



Jabez 133, 135, 137, 138, 141, 
180 

John 3, 15, 23, 103, 107, 122, 
124, 127, 133, 136, 137, 
139, 153, 154, 155, 158, 
159, 162, 163, 166, 167 

" Joshua 162 

Lucy .... 107, 159 

Lyclia 158 

Mary 132, 140,154,155,167 
" Mercy . . . 124, 141, 180 

" Nathan 137 

" Nathaniel . . .78, 151 

Oliver 136 

" Rebecca 130. 

Richard 163 

Samuel 77, 89, 90, 92, 95, 
129, 130, 134, 136, 
140, 144, 147, 149, 
151, 153, 182 
Sarah . . . 141, 147, 153 
Tabitha . . . 103, 180 
" Thomas • .... 151 

" Widow 91 

Sturgeon, Robert 113 

Stutson, Ebenezer .... 164 
Swan, Bathsheba . . . . . 142 
Ebenezer . .141, 142, 144 

" Joseph 141 

" Mary 144 

Sweet, Mrs 101 

Symms, James 180 

Tainter, Tayntor, Ann . . . 140 

44 Anna 158 

" Ayers, Eyris 108, 146, 165 
167, 168, 171, 
185 ' 

" Benjamin . . . '. . 124 

Dolly 171 

Elizabeth . . 119, 151,165, 
Hannah 134,146,165,183 
" Joanna . . . 138, 161, 180 
John 90, 92, 93, 108, 114, 
115, 134, 136,139, 140, 
143,146, 150, 151, 157, 
158,160,163, 164,165, 
166, 171, 181 
" Jonathan 124, 126, 150, 151 
" Joseph 126 



Tainter, Lizzey 164 

Lucy 167 

Mary .... 144, 157 

Nathaniel 108 

Rebecca . . 108, 180, 183 

" Sally 188 

" Samuel .... 143, 163 
Sarah .... 160, 171 
" Simon .... 90, 100 
" Susanna . . 136, 158, 184 
" William . . . 150, 168 

Tay, Isaac 103 

Taylor, Benjamin . . . 121, 178 

Edward 97 

44 Margaret . . . 100, 118 
44 Walter .... 121, 126 
Thayer, Thare, Abigail ... 132 

Anna 132 

" Charles 192 

" Clinton .... 188, 192 

Elizabeth 188 

" George C 192 

Thacher, Thatcher, Abigail . 180 

" Anna 126 

" Ebenezer 139, 142, 143, 144, 
149, 181 

" Ensign 7 

" Erancis 101 

Hannah 180 

44 John 119 

" Marath 129 

" Mary 142 

" Mercy 131 

Mr 178 

Samuel 2, 7, 14, 15, 17, 28, 
38, 39, 72, 74, 118, 
119, 126, 129, 131, 
132, 139 
Sarah . . . 132, 140, 149 

Sergt 5, 6 

" Susanna . . . 144, 183 
Thaxter, Atherton .... 190 

Elizabeth 190 

" George W. .... 191 

Hannah F 190 

Jonas 193 

Levi 106, 188, 191, 193, 194 

Lucy W 194 

LydiaA 191 

Mary C 190 

Thomas, James 162 

44 Joshua 165 

" Moses 165 

Richard 102 

Thompson, Alexander . . . 149 

" Hannah 159 

44 John 159 

Samuel 149 

Thornton, Ebenezer ... 91, 93 

Mr 179 

Thomas 120 

Throp, Mary 121 

Sarah 121 



Index to Persons. 



221 



Townseud, Abigail 



Thwing, Amos 162 

Edward 151 

John 162 

Mary 162 

44 Nathaniel 151 

Thomas 162 

Tidd, Betty 147 

" Daniel 117 

Tilton, Nathan 187 

Tobey, (a ne%ro) 102 

Tom, Sarah (a negro) ... 113 
" Margaret (a negro) . Ill 
. . . 120 

Capt. 7 177 

" Jonathan 126 

Martin .... 2, 12^ 126 
Train, Trayne, Deborah . . L3J2 

44 Elizabeth 12^, 

" John ... 2, 132, 150 

" Margaret 132 

" Rebecca, 92, 125, 131, 133 

" Silas 150 

" Thomas . 2, 90, 132, 133 

Trask, Ame 107 

Tredaway, Josiah . 120, 127, 129 

" Severanna 127 

Tabitha 129 

Trowbridge, Anna .... 191 

Charles 190 

14 Edmund . . . 190, 191 

" James 191 

44 Jonathan 118 

Lucy 190 

Mary .... 118, 187 

Trull, John 107,192 

" Thomas 192 

William J 192 

Tucker, Ebenezer .... 189 
" John 106, 117, 188, 189, 190, 
191, 193 

Martha 191 

Sally 189 

William . . . 189, 193 

Tufts, John 126, 129 

Mary .... 122, 126 

Twitchell, Lydia 151 

Underwood, Elizabeth . 119, 120 

Eunice 183 

Hannah 128 

u James 139 

" Jonathan 120 

Joseph .... 126, 12S 

Joshua 106 

Mary 120 

" Nehemiah 183 

Ruth . . . 101, 139, 181 

Sarah 126 

Thomas . . . 120, 123 

Up ham, Abijah 139 

" Jonathan 139 

Ruth 117 

44 Thomas 117 

Vila, Velah, Veleau, Anna . . 117 



189 



190 
190 
190, 191 



105 



153 



16 



Vila, Velah, Veleau, John 92,93, 
105, 115, 117, 119 

Vinal, Elizabeth 88 

" John 105,171 

Mary 171 

Vose, Addisou . . 
44 Charlotte . 
" Ebenezer 17 
" Henry . . 
" Jonathan . 
" Lucretia . 
Polly^* . 
J . 

" Tholnas . 
Wade, Capt. . . 
Waight, Wait, Amos 
" Sarah . . 
" Thomas 
Wakefield, Susanna 
Wales, Betsey 
" Elkanah . 
" Grace . . 
" Samuel . . 
Walker, Abigail . 
" Elizabeth . 
" Richard . 
Ward, William N . 
Warren, Abigail >^ 
11 Abijah . i£ 
44 Ann . . h 
{* Asa . . . 
" Benjamin . 
44 Carolina M. 

Capt. . . 
" Charles 
" Daniel . . 
" Eleanor 
44 Elijah . . 
44 Ephraim . 
4 4 Elizabeth 120 

Esther . 
44 George . 

John 120, 126 
156, 158 

Jonathan 126 

Joshua 90, 92, 93, 103, 135, 
137, 138, 110, 112, 
115, 181 
Josiah .... 167, 168 

44 Juliana M 171 

Lucy . . . 151, 160, 176 

u Lydia 155 

Margaret . . . 112, 119 

44 Marshall 175 

Mary .... 137, 151 
Moses 105, 135, 170, 172, 
171, 175, 176 

Nathan 135 

Nathaniel . . 110, 152, 163 

" Noah 115 

" Rebecca 181 

Roba 169 

Ruth . o o . . . 158 



189 
176 
191 
171 
172 
L, 172 
126 
131 
122 
122 
102 
170 
108 
108 
171 
185 
161 
164 
99 
7, 168 
161 
156 
1, 160 
137 
171 
3,1 
170, 172 
4, 79, 128 
172, 188 
. . 138 
93 

, 110, 112, 165 
156 
173 

128, 152, 151, 



222 



Watertown Records. 



Warren, Samuel 90, 92, 93, 111, 112, 
135, 137, 151, 153, 
155, 156, 158, 160, 
161, 163, 165, 167, 
170 

Sarah 119 

" Sophia 174 

Stephen 167 

" Susanna 152 

" Tabitha 160 

Thadcleus 140 

« William 104, 169, 170, 171, 
172, 173, 174 
Watson, Wason, Abraham . 99 

" Benjamin 101 

«« Lethie 141 

" Margaret . . . 104, 141 

Weaver, Samuel 103 

Webb, Mr Ill 

Widow. . . 100, 101, 102 

Weld, Nathaniel 188 

Wellington, Abraham . . . 141 
Benjamin 22, 126, 129, 130 
" Dorcas .... 104, 145 

" Dr. 5, 6, 7 

" Ebenezer . . . 104, 135 

Edmund 168 

Elisha 149 

41 Elizabeth 120, 124, 142, 155 

" Jeduthan 153 

" John . 108, 133, 134, 143 
«• Joseph 92, 104, 120, 124, 
127, 129, 141, 143, 
145, 147, 149, 151, 
153, 155 
Josiah .... 147, 149 

Katy 173 

Lydia 135, 172 

' l Margaret . .141, 149, 182 
Mary 127 
Mehitabel . . 126, 147, 168 

" Oliver 23 

" Palgrave 11, 15, 22, 23, 24, 
25, 26, 134, 151 
Eebecca . . . 143, 181 

, " Relief 108 

" Roger 3 

% " Ruhamah . . . . , 147 
Samuel .... 172, 173 

" Susannah 144 

Thomas 124, 141, 142, 143, 
144, 149, 181 

William 149 

Wells, Francis 156 

Thomas 156 

Wheeler, Abijah 148 

" Ephraim . . 162, 163, 164 

Elizabeth ' 162 

" James 164 

" Jonathan 148 

Samuel 163 

White, Aaron 17(5 

Abigail . . 144, 160, 180 



White, Abijah .... 152, 192 

" Adeline 191 

Andrew 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 
131, 133, 134, 135, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 
142, 144, 146, 147, 
149, 166, 180, 181 

Betty 163 

Calvin 193 

Daniel 150 

" Diadama 163 

Eleanor 162 

Elijah .... 149, 167 
Eunice .... 147, 166 

" George 192 

" Grace 165 

Hannah . . 139, 167, 180 
Henry .... 173, 174 
Jane .... 180, 190 
Jedidiah 141, 163, 165, 166 

" Jemima 144 

Joel 156 

John .... 144, 154 
Jonas 152, 154, 156, 157, 
159, 160, 162, 171, 
172, 173, 174 
" Joseph . . 150, 190, 191 
" Josiah . . . 159, 164, 172 
Lois .... 157, 162 
Lucy . 107, 142, 159, 190 
Luther . . . 188, 192, 193 

Lydia 140 

" j Martha .... 138, 192 
Moses . . .174, 176, 190 
" | Rachel ...... 191 

Reuben 163 

Ruth .... 136, 155 

Sally 174 

Samuel 112, 115, 135, 158, 
159, 160, 162, 164, 
166, 168, 185 
Sarah . . . 131, 138, 180 
Sibyl .... 168, 187 

" Stephen 155 

William . . 134, 153, 171 
Whitmore, Francis .... 130 

John 121 

Rebecca 130 

Samuel .... 122, 130 
Whittamore, Isaac .... 160 

" James 129 

John 129 

" Joseph 177 

Samuel 160 

Whitney, Aaron 149 

Abigail 121, 142, 146, 174 
" Alexander .... 191 

" Amos 140 

Anna . . . 134, 166, 192 
" Benjamin 90,92,93,97,140, 
142, 144, 147, 149, 
150, 152, 154, 158, 
170, 181 



Index to Persons, 



223 



Whitnev, Bradshaw 194 
Charles 100,169, 191,192,194 
" Daniel 90, 92, 94, 112, 113, 
116, 118, 142, 143, 

144, 146, 147, 148, 
150, 152, 169, 170, 
171, 173, 174, 186 

David . 145, 160, 168, 171 
Dorothy . . . 142, 183 
Edward . . .' . . 193 

Eliezer 97 

Elisha .... 150, 174 
Elizabeth . . . 150, 181 

44 Elnathan 180 

Ezekiel 105, 146, 174, 176 

" Francis 172 

Frank 174 

" George 174 

Grace 148, 158, 161, 173, 185 

" Hannah . . 127, 173, 186 
Henry . . . 144, 149, 170 

" Isaac 121 

Israel 107, 146, 165, 166, 
168, 170, 185, 188, 
193 

" James .... 171, 192 
" Jemima, . . . 165, 185 

" Joanna 142 

John 79, 90, 91, 93, 97, 98, 
121, 138, 139, 144, 146, 
148,149, 151, 157,176 
" Jonathan 98, 108, 133, 134, 
139,147,164,165, 
166, 173, 192 
Joseph 92,93,108,121,143, 

145, 147, 150 

Joshua 143 

Josiah 150 

Katy 105 

" Leonard 174 

Lucy . . . 108, 152, 165 
Lydia .... 147, 150 
Martha 111, 112, 121, 125,194 
Mary 140, 142, 143, 157, 161, 

165, 166,169, 184, 186, 

193 

" Moses 144 

44 Nancy 170 

Nathaniel 95, 106, 119, 124, 
127, 159, 171, 172, 
173, 174, 175,176, 
188, 189, 191, 192, 
'193, 194 

44 Otis 176 

" Polly 171 

" Rebecca 144 

" Richard 170 

'« Relief .... 167, 168 

Ruth 151 

44 Sally 188 

Samuel 124, 147, 157, 173, 

183, 186 
Sarah 119, 130, 152, 193, 194 



Whitney, Sibil C. ..... 191 

Simon 159, 160, 161, 165, 
166, 170, 175, 184 
Stephen 108, 148, 167, 168, 



44 Susanna 
" Thomas 
" William 

Wilkins, Mr. 

Williams, Amariah 
44 Damaris 
Esther . 
44 Hannah 
" Jesse 
4 ' Nathaniel 
" Phineas 
" Thomas 



170 

104, 138, 164, 185 
97, 119 



100 



. 175 
101, 102 
137 
119 
139 
153 
143 
153 
140 
119 



Wareham 137, 145, 147, 148, 
149 

William 74, 80, 82, 90, 137, 
139, 140, 143 
Willis, Benjamin 119 



Mr 

" Stephen 
Willy, Sarah 
Winchester, Daniel 

44 Grace . 

44 Jonathan 

" Leonard 

44 Mary . 

44 Nancy . 

" Rebecca 

11 Sarah . 

'* William 
Winship, Aaron 

44 Edward 

44 Ephraim 

44 Jason . 

" Jonathan 

44 Joseph . 

4t Lieut. . 

44 Nathan . 

44 Philemon 
Winter, Hannah 

44 John 

44 Sarah . 
Wisonclonk, Elizabeth 
Witherspoon, Isabel 
Woodward, Achsah 

44 John . . 

44 Rev. Mr. . 

44 Rose . . 

44 Thomas . 
Woolson, Mary 
Wyeth, Wiett, John 

44 - Mercy . . 

44 Nicholas . 
Wyman, Charles . 

44 Thadcleus . 
Young, John . . 

44 Susanna . 

44 Daniel . . 



175, 176 



98 



149 



177 
119 
98 
189 
188 
156 
175 
176 
190 
190 
176 
189, 190 
141 
98 
145 
141 
167 
98, 144 
126 
167 
144 
129 
126, 129 
126 
102 
96 
153 
124, 153 
155 
96 
98 
131 
102 
132 
119, 132 
160 
160 
150, 151 
149 
151 



224 



Watertown Records, 



Index to Places. 



Acton 163 

Antigo 97 

Barnstable 195 

Boston 1,18,53,88,89,96,97,98, 
99, 100, 102, 122, 129, 154, 
158, 162, 179, 181, 195 

Bowling Green 103 

Braintree 119, 128 

Brookline . 150, 152, 155, 156, 159 
Cambridge 52, 73, 86, 96, 98, 99, 107, 
121, 124, 138, 141, 142, 
148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 
156, 158, 159, 160, 161, 
162, 163, 167, 168, 186, 
195 



Charlestown 97, 98, 99, 129, 154, 
195 

Concord . . 99, 128, 150, 152, 195 

Conway 167 

Dedham . . 98, 121, 126, 129, 195 

Dorchester 101, 195 

Dublin, Ireland 96 

Grafton 162 

Ireland 100, 194 

Lancaster .99, 133 

Lexington .... 144, 147, 156 

Limerick 194 

Lunenburg 153 

Maiden 137 

Marlboro' 131, 139 

Marshlield 101 

Medford 120, 159 



Mendon 122, 184 

Menotomey 96, 98, 141, 144, 145, 
148, 149, 150 

Middleton . 177 

Muddy Kiver 98 

Mystic 122, 126, 127 

Natick 154, 155 

Newbury 195 



Newton 108, 116, 136, 140, 143, 144, 
145, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 
153, 154, 155, 158, 159, 160, 
161, 163, 165, 168 



Piscataqua 102 

Plymouth 101 

Roxbury . . . 103, 158, 163, 195 

Salem 101, 129 

Sherborn 98, 128 

Shrewsbury 166 

Stockbridge 163 

Stoughtou 104 

Sudbury 96, 97 

Waltham 151, 152, 153, 154, 157, 160, 

163, 165, 184, 189, 194 
Wells .... 135, 136, 139, 181 

Westboro' 154 

Weston 35, 139, 147, 148, 150, 160 

Weymouth 195 

Woburn 119, 195 

Woodstock 161 

Worcester 152, 154 

Yarmouth ........ 129 



Index to 



Subjects. 



Arms and Ammunition . . 85, 86 
Assessment f or.fmishing New Meet- 
ing House ... 43 

44 rate of 5, 8 

Auditors appointed .... 16 
Baptism by Rev. Robert Sturgeon, 
irregular .... 113 
Bailey, Rev. John's book . . 96 
44 bids farewell . 124, 197 
44 end of his marrying in 
N. E. : . . . . 99 
44 pastoral work, sick of 119 
44 records, private memoranda 

only 128 

44 remarks on admitting to 
Communion certain per- 
sons . . 118, 119, 122 
44 daily expenses ... 179 
44 death of wife 110, 124, 177 
" distributes what his wife 
left .... 177, 178 
44 funeral expenses of wife, 

177 

44 marriage registration fee of 
3 black dogs . . . 100 

Bank 28 

Bell 76, 78 

*« wheel 19 

44 ringing allowance for, 13,46 
44 hanging of ... . 71 

Burying place 2 

Certificates of attendance upon 
Church of England, 88,89 
Charles River . ... 73, 84, 86 
Church charity, upon whom be- 
stowed Ill 

44 meeting, held on desire of 

three 117 

" England, certificate of mem- 
bership . . . 88,89 
44 third in Watertown . 113 
" member, how received, 115 

Clark 13, 15 

Committee, appointed, against peti- 
tion of sundry inhabi- 
tants 22 

" to buy land for use of minis- 
ter 22 

" to wait on General Court, 27 
" to obtain helper for Mr. 

Gibbs 28 

" for conference with the 
other congregation 30 
" upon boundary between pre- 
cincts .... 31, 32 
" for ordination of Seth 
Storer . . . . 39, 40 



Committee on building aLee**^ 

House 55 

" to take care of Church 
funds ... 115, 116 
Communion service administered, 

when 117 

Com munion service vessels changed, 

116 

Communion table, support of, 112, 

116 

Confessions to be made before the 

Church 115 

Congregational affairs end . . 33 
Contributions, for expenses of ordi- 
nation of Rev. S. Storer, 
41 

" for repairing buildings of 
Pastor Gibbs . . 21 
" to be papered, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12 
Council of Churches, May, 1722, 113 
Covenant, form of .... 109 
" children of persons owning, 

116 

Doggs, 3 black, as marriage regis- 
tration fee . . . 100 
Epitaph on John Bailey . . Ill 
on John Bailey's wife, 110 
" on Thomas Bailey . 110 
" on John Sherman . . 110 
Flagons, pewter, sold ; silver tank- 
ards bought . 116, 117 
Full Communion, form of Covenant, 

109 

Funeral expenses of J. Bailey's wife, 

177 

Gibbs, Henry, called to ministry, 3 
" " declines ... 4 
" gift to Church . 18 
" *• receipt for salary, 24 
Glass, repairs, 6, 10, 18, 21, 64, 66, 
69, 70, 71, 80, 82, 84 

Great Bridge 73, 84 

Grist Mill, old 10 

Hearse cloth 2, 76 

Land granted 86 

Legacy from Mrs. Ann Mills, 111, 
112, 113, 114 
Marrying, end of for Mr. Bailey in 

N. Eng 99 

Masters brook 86 

Meeting House, repairs, 6, 10, 27, 29 
44 ' 4 old, 1,5, 6,7,29,38, 

\ 4?, 43, 44 
" middle . .1,7, 24 
" new, 1,4,38,42, 43, 
44, 45, 56 
" " on School House 
Hill , 38,50,51 



226 



Watertown Records. 



Meeting House, path to . 76, 78 
44 pews in, 48, 58, 59, 
GO, 61, 62, 63, 94, 95 
" 44 seating of, 65, 75, 
76, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94 
" " shutters to win- 
dows ... 69, 70, 71 

Military precinct 1 

Mills, Ann, legacy, 111, 112, 113, 114 
Minister, assessment for support of, 

5, 6 

44 Henry Gibbs chosen, 4 
if M support of in the east and 
west parts ... 1 
44 advice of General Court, 
24, 25 

Ministeral place, 2, 37, 49, 52, 53, 55, 
67, 71 

44 alteration and repair of, 31, 
53, 55, 56, 57, 67, 68 
" land and fence, 21, 22, 29, 
83, 84 

Notes belonging to the Church re- 
newed 117 

Ordination of Pastor Adams . 169 
J.Bailey 119 
Eliot . 169 
Storer . 134 

Owning the Covenant, form of, 109 

(I II U II «( 

for those, children of whom 
to be baptized . . . 116 

Pequod War 118 

Pew Committee .... 59, 62 



Pew lots, disposal of, 48, 58, 60, 61, 
62, 63, 64 

Precinct affairs .... 35, 86 
44 assessors, allowance of, 45 

44 lines 73, 74 

Prince of Orange guards . . 118 
Protest, town's voting in precinct 

affairs 30 

Record book to be kept, 4, 9, 13, 14, 
18, 22, 24, 39, 85, 86 
44 transcribed from Alma- 
nacks 107 

Sacraments, when to be adminis- 
tered 117 

Sacramental phrases and expres- 
sions of J. Bailey, 194, 
195, 196 

44 lecture 117 

Salary for Pastor, contributions for, 
on Sabbath days, 12, 14 
44 of minister, 8, 11, 13, 37, 79 
44 for sexton .... 14 
Society to consider some method for 
placing meeting house, 19 
Storer, Seth, chosen to be Gospel 
minister .... 37 
" " acceptance . . 39 
44 4 4 petition for increase 



of salary .... 94 
Town, division of, 72, 73, 84, 85, 86 
Tombstone of Mrs. Bailey . 177 
Treasurer's account book . . 82 
"Warning for precinct meeting, 10, 31 
Ways layed out 86 



Wood for Pastor . . 5, 6, 10, 31 



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