Boston Town Records, 1634 to 1660

Author: John T. Priest

Call Number: F73.4.B67x vol.2

 

 

12th of the 6th, August, 1636.

At a general meeting of the richer inhabitants there was given towards the maintenance
of a free school master for the youth with us, Mr. Daniel Maud being now
also chosen thereunto:--
The Governor, Mr. Henry Vane, Esq.,  x l. 
The Deputy Governor, Mr. John Winthrop,  Esq., x l. 
Mr. Richard Bellingham, xl s. 
Mr. Wm. Coddington, xxx s. 
Mr. Winthrop, Jr., xx s. 
Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, xx s. 
Mr. Robte. Keayne, xx s. 
Mr. Thomas Olyvar, x s. 
Thomas Leveritt, x s. 
William Coulbourn, viii s. 
John Coggeshall, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Coggan, xx s. 
Robte. Harding, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Newgate, x s. 
Richard Tuttell, x s. 
Wm. Aspenall, viii s. 
John Sampford, viii s. 
Samuel Cole, x s. 
William Balstone, vi s. 8 d. 
William Brenton,(???). 
James Penne, vi s. 8 d. 
Jacob Ellyott, vi s. 8 d. 
Nicholis Willys,(???). 
Raphe Hudson, x s. 
William Peirce, xx s.
John Audley, iiii s. 
John Button, vi s. 
Edward Bendall, v s. 
Isaac Grosse, v s. 
Zakye Bosworth, iiii s. 
William Salter, iiii s. 
James Pennyman, v ?? 
John Pemberton, iii s. 
John Bigges, iiii s. 
Samuell Wilkes, x s. 
Mr. Cotton,(???). 
Mr. Wilson, xx s. 
Richard Wright, vi s. viii d. 
Thomas Marshall, vi s. 8 d. 
William Talmage, iiii s. 
Richard Gridley, iiii s. 
Thomas Savidge, v s. 
Edward Ransforde, v s. 
Edward Hutchinson, iiii s. 
12th of the 6th, August, 1636.

At a general meeting of the richer inhabitants there was given towards the maintenance
of a free school master for the youth with us, Mr. Daniel Maud being now
also chosen thereunto:--
The Governor, Mr. Henry Vane, Esq.,  x l. 
The Deputy Governor, Mr. John Winthrop,  Esq., x l. 
Mr. Richard Bellingham, xl s. 
Mr. Wm. Coddington, xxx s. 
Mr. Winthrop, Jr., xx s. 
Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, xx s. 
Mr. Robte. Keayne, xx s. 
Mr. Thomas Olyvar, x s. 
Thomas Leveritt, x s. 
William Coulbourn, viii s. 
John Coggeshall, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Coggan, xx s. 
Robte. Harding, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Newgate, x s. 
Richard Tuttell, x s. 
Wm. Aspenall, viii s. 
John Sampford, viii s. 
Samuel Cole, x s. 
William Balstone, vi s. 8 d. 
William Brenton,(???). 
James Penne, vi s. 8 d. 
Jacob Ellyott, vi s. 8 d. 
Nicholis Willys,(???). 
Raphe Hudson, x s. 
William Hudson,(???).

William Peirce, xx s.
John Audley, iiii s. 
John Button, vi s. 
Edward Bendall, v s. 
Isaac Grosse, v s. 
Zakye Bosworth, iiii s. 
William Salter, iiii s. 
James Pennyman, v ?? 
John Pemberton, iii s. 
John Bigges, iiii s. 
Samuell Wilkes, x s. 
Mr. Cotton,(???). 
Mr. Wilson, xx s. 
Richard Wright, vi s. viii d. 
Thomas Marshall, vi s. 8 d. 
William Talmage, iiii s. 
Richard Gridley, iiii s. 
Thomas Savidge, v s. 
Edward Ransforde, v s. 
Edward Hutchinson, iiii s. 

On the last page is written,--

An order of the Generall Court made the 3d mo.

"The chosen men of the townes are to see that parents traine up their children in
learninge, labor, and imployments; if not, upon presentment of the Grand Jury, or
other information of their neglect, the sayd Townsmen are subject to fine.

"They may impose fines upon such parents as refuse to give the account of their
childrens education.

"With consent of too magistrates they have power to put for apprentice such children
whose parents are not able and fit to bringe them up.

"Every township, or such as are deputed for the towne affayres, shall present to
the quarter Court all Idle and unprofitable persons, and all children who are not diligently
imployed per their parents: which Court shall have power to dispose of them
for their on welfare and common good."

 An order of the Generall Court made the 3d mo.

"The chosen men of the townes are to see that parents traine up their children in
learninge, labor, and imployments; if not, upon presentment of the Grand Jury, or
other information of their neglect, the sayd Townsmen are subject to fine.

"They may impose fines upon such parents as refuse to give the account of their
childrens education.

"With consent of too magistrates they have power to put for apprentice such children
whose parents are not able and fit to bringe them up.

"Every township, or such as are deputed for the towne affayres, shall present to
the quarter Court all Idle and unprofitable persons, and all children who are not diligently
imployed per their parents: which Court shall have power to dispose of them
for their on welfare and common good."

 

 

 

The 18th of the 12th moneth, February, 1638.

Att a meetinge this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, William Coulbourn, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James Penne, and Jacob Elyott, there is graunted to our Brother Richard Wright a narrow peece of land lyeing at Mount Woollystone, betweene the Rocks and the Fresh brooke, to beginne at the end of the first Lott, and to extend fourescore Rodd in length to the furtherance of his Water Mylne building there, and in regard of his redy serviceablenesse to the Towne's Occasions.

Att this day it hath appeared that the said Richard Wright hath sold 130 Acrs of land at Mount Woollystone to one Mr. Pane, of Concord, without the consent of the Towne's Allotters, contrary to a former Order, and he is therefore to pay for a Fyne to the towne's stocke, to be paid at the next Towne's Meeting the sume of 6.

Also there is leave graunted to our Brother Richard Fairbanke for this next summer to mowe the marsh ground which is against his acr of planting ground in the new feild, as he hath formerly mowen it.

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Henry Pease for this next summer to move the marsh against his planting ground in the same feild.

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Edmund Jackson for this next summer to mowe the marsh that our brother Willyam Balstone hath formerly mowen in the same feild.

Also there is leave granted to our brother James Pennyman for

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this next summer to mowe the marsh in the New feild as he hath heretofore mowen the same.

Also there is leave graunted to our Sister, the Widdow Purton, for this next summer to mowe the pcece of marsh in the same feilde lying under our brother Robte Turner's garding payles.

Also it appeared this day by a Writing under the hand of Willm Baulston, dated the 5th of August, 1638, that he hath sould his house, with all the appurtenences thereunto belonging, And all the ground that he was possest of (vizt.), the house, yards, gardens, one close on the backside of Mr. Coddington's, conteyning, by estimation, one Acre (be it more or lesse), and two Acrs, more or lesse, lyeing in the Millfeild bordering on Water Merryall's house, and three Acrs of Land, more or lesse, on Hogg Iland, and fourescore and tenne Acrs, more or lesse, in Mount Willystone unto Thomas Connell and his heirs forever.

It is ordered that Edward Hutchison, Samuell Cole, Robte Turner, Mr. Robte Harding, Mr. William Parker and Richard Brackett, shall make sufficient the cart-way against Mr. Hutchinson's house, under which they drayne their gardens before the 11th day of this next 1st moneth, upon the [forfeiture?] [About half a line at the bottom of the page is worn away.]

[28.] Further, at the same meetinge it appeared by a Writing

 

The 19th day of the same 9th moneth.

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, William Coulbrone, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James Penne, Jacob Ellyott, it appeared by a Wryting dated the 2d day of November last, under the hand of Thomas Painter, that George Barrill, Cooper, hath for him and his heirs and assigns for 28 bought of the said Thomas Painter, his dwelling-house, with the Appurtenances, and ground Under it, in this towne, and whereto he had the Consent of the Townesmen, and soe is admitted a Townesman upon Condition of Inoffensive Carryage.

Also by another Writing, dated the 9th of the same moneth, it appeareth that James Everill hath for 3 sould unto the said George Barrill, his heirs and Assignees, a parsell of ground lying next to the said house, Conteyning in bredth three powle, within one foote.

The 10th day of the 10th moneth, December, 1638.

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, William Coulborne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, and James Penne, It is agreed that Arthur Perrye shall have yearely allowed for his drumming to the Company upon all occasions the some of 5, to be paid by the Towne.

The 24th day of the same 10th moneth.

At a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, Willyam Coulborne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James Penne and Jacob Elyott, It appeared by a Wryting, under the hand of John Odlin, dated the 19th of the 5th Moneth last past, that for the sume of 29 8s., he hath sould his great Lott of 84 Acrs att Romely Marsh unto Mr. Richard Tuttell of this Towne, and to his heirs forever.

Also at this meeting, one Willyam Teffe, a Taylor, is allowed to bee an Inhabitant, and hath this day fully agreed with Jacob Wilson of his house, and the ground under it, in this towne.

Also Esdras Reade, a Taylor, is this day allowed to bee an Inhabitant, and to have a great Lot at Muddy River for 4 heads.

[27.] The 21st of the 11th moneth, January, 1638.