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Itt is ordered that the old burying place shall nott bee broken up
any more withoutt leave of some two of the select men first obtained.

27: 6: 60.

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, Jno. Hull, Thomas Broughton,
Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, Hez. Usher, and Nat. Williams.

AYm. Blantan is allowed to keepe a house of publick intertain-
ment, if the court please to consent, for this yeare.

Itt is ordered that Mis. Sheafe shall pay two shillings per annum
for the porch shee hath erected, and not to bnild upon itt, and to
enjo}- itt dnring the Townes pleasure.

At a meeting of the above named selectmen.

Capt. Tho. Savage, M^ Rich. Parker, M^ Ed. Rawson, M^
Jeremiah Howchin and M^ Anthony Stodard being ordered att
a publick Townes meeting to determine the case respecting the
draw-bridg.

Itt is ordered that M'. Scottow shall pull downe the Hutts att the
two ends of the Bridg on the south side, and that by Humphry
Milams, within one month after this day, on poenalty of twenty
shillings, and so from month to month to pay twenty shilUngs till
they are pulled downe.

[159.] 25 : 8 : 60.

Att a meeting of Jno. Hull, Nat. Williams, Hez. Usher, Tho.
Lake, and Wm. Davis.

Evan Thomas is allowed to keepe a house of publick intertain-
ment for the yeare ensuing.

29: 8: 60.

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Broughton, Jno. Hull, Tho. Lake,
Hez. Usher, Nat. AVilliams, and Wm. Davis.

AVhereas great inconveniences may arise by breaking up the
Towne high wayes, to lay dreanes for the accoinodation of severall
family es, the practice whereof hath beene taken up withoutt
license from the select men.

Itt is therefore ordered that no person shall henceforth breake up
any part of the Townes land, in any streetes thereof, for any such
use as aforesaid, withoutt license from the select, on poenalty of
twenty shillings for every such offence.

Itt is ordered that the Town Treasurer shall pay three pounds
to Mis. Cooke for her services in curing the Spanish Captives.

5: 9: 60.

Att a Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house to house.

Itt is ordered that in the order against footeball playing these
wordes bee added (inclosures withoutt the owners consent) , folio
139.



158 City Document No. 46.

Itt is ordered that the Coinissioners and select men, or the
major part of them, shall bee impowred to answer M^ Scottowes
Petition aboutt the bridge in behalfe of the Towne.

Itt is ordered that the select men shall ratify and confirme M'.
Henry Webbs land upon Fort hill to his Executors to their proper
use for ever.

Whereas M'. Henrj'' Webb bequeathed £100 to the Towne to
bee improoved for the use of the poore, according to his will, and
to bee reserved to that end from time to time.

Itt is ordered that the said £100 bee improoved by the select men
for the end aforesaid in some building titt for that end, and that in
case of fire hapning which may consume itt, the Towne shall reedify
the like fabrick to the end afore said.

[160.] Itt is ordered that the select men shall have power to
make use of a piece of ground in the coIITon for the erecting an
almes house upon, with suitable accommodation, or to Exchange a
l^iece of the Townes land for a place more convenient.

Itt is ordered that any one of the select men shall have power to
execute the order against gallopers in the strcetes.

Itt is ordered that the old burying place shall bee wholly deserted
for some convenient season, and the new places appointed for bui-y-
ing onely made use off.

31: 10: 60.

Att a meeting of Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Nat.
Williams, Wm. Davis, and Jno. Hull.

Upon consideration of the greatt expences Ralph Mason and
his associates have beene att already, and are like further to bee att
in subduing the Cedar Swamp att Muddy river, Itt is agreed that
ten yeares shall bee added to their lease upon the same rent men-
tioned therein.

28: 11: 60.

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Jno.
Hull, Nat. Wilhams, and Wm. Davis.

Itt is agreed that Tho. Grub, sen., shall enjoy the pitts by Henry
Bi'idgams, that formerly Tho. Buttolph, sen., possessed, hee paying
rent in proportion with Capt. Johnson, and to enjoy them for seven
3^eares.

In reference to the accounts of Tho. Joy and partner for the
building of the towne house, stayre cases and Conduit, and the
compleating of the said w^orke, Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall
pa}' to the said Joy sixe hundred and eighty pounds (deducting
what hath beene already paid) outt of the Treasury or next Towne
rate ; whereb}- all contracts made with the said Jo}^ are performed
as per his owne hand to a writing of this date.

25: 12: 60.

Att a meeting of Nat. Wilhams, Hez. Usher, Tho. Lake, Jno.
Hull, Wm. Davis, and Jos. Scottow.

Wm. Ballendine is fined ten shillings for breaking up the high way
withoutt leave to lay a dreane.



Boston To^\'N Records, 1660-61. 159

[161.] Whereas the order bearing date 25 : 6 : 56, prohibitts
onely Butchers I'rom throwing garbidg, &c., over wharfes and into
the dock, Itt is hereby ordered that the same order shall bee in
force against all other persons whatsoever (upon the same panialt}^
in that order recited) that shall offend by casting any thing that may
annoy, into the same dock.

Whereas a high wa}' is laid outt through the land of Jno. White,
at Muddy river, whereby hee pretends much damage, Itt is there-
fore ordered that his proportion of ordinary rates to towne and
country for the foure next yeares shall bee allowed him by the
Towne, which allowance is accepted b}^ the said White for full sat-
isfaction.

Capt. James Johnson and Amos Richardson have liberty to sett
a fence aboutt the spring for the better accommodation of the
Towne in the use of the water, and preserving the said spring
from anoyance by cattell, provided they make another convenient
watering place for cattell ; And in consideration of their charge
herein, the Treasurer is oi'dered to allow them fourty shillings.

4: 1: 60-Gl.

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice.

M^ Edward lynge and Capt. Tho. Savage are chosen Deputyes
for the yeare ensuing, both in ordinary and Extraordinary Courts.

M^ Tho. Brattle is chosen Coiuissioner to carry in the votes for
magistrates and County Treasurer.

Itt is desired that Elder Penn, Capt. Hutchinson, and M^ Tho.
Brattle, with the select men, draw up instructions for the Deput3'es
of the Gen. Court, and to present them to the next meeting of the
Freemen for their concurrence.



[Here ends that part of the town records contained in the first
volume. The following entry is written at the bottom of the page.]



160



City Document No. 46.



Ata Generall Court held at Bostone, 30th of May, 1660, At the
motion of some of the Inhabitants of Bostone.

It is ordered that the select men of that Towne, from time to
time, shall and hereby' Impowred to order the improvement and
feedinge of theire Coinons within the necke of land, by such cattle
as they shall iudge meete ; any lawe, usage, or Custom to the
Contrarie notwithstandinge.

This is a true Coppie of the Courts order, as Attests.

Edward Rawson,

Secy.

1658, 26 of 5th.*

Margaret Noriss, an Irishwoman, is Admitted into the Town, and
David Faulkoner is bound to secure the Town (from any charge as
respecting her). In a bond of seven pound. Witness his hand.
David D. F. Faulkner.

marko of,

*Tliis entry, about Margaret Noriss, is on the following page. No. 162 in order.
P. 163 is blank ; p. 164 has a memorandum of penal orders in the book. On p. 165 is
a list as follows : —

The list is almost illegible now, and I have relied largely upon the copy made by
Mr. jNIorsc for the city.

12th of the 6th, August, 1636.

At a general meeting of the richer inhabitants there was given towards the main-
tenance of a free school master for the youth with us, Mr. Daniel Maud being now
also chosen thereunto : —



The Governor, Mr. Hemy Vane, Esq.,

xl.
The Deputy Governor, Mr. John Win-

throp, Esq., x I.
Mr. liichard Bellingham, xl s.
Mr. Wm. Coddington, xxx s.
Mr. "Winthrop, Jr., xx s.
Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, xx «.

Mr. Robte. Kcayne, 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 TuttcU, x s.
Wm. Aspenall, viii s.
John Sampford, viii s.
Samuel Cole, x s.
William Balstonc, vi s. 8 d.

William Brenton, .

James Penne, vi s. 8 d.
Jacob Ellyott, vi a. 8 d.



Nicholis Willys, .

Raphe Hudson, x 8.

William Hudson, .

William reircc, xx s.
John Audlcy, iiii s.
John Button, vi s.
Edward Bendall, v s.
Isaac Grosse, vs.
-ZakyeBosworth, iiii*.
William Salter, iiii s.
James Pcnnyman, v s.
John Pembcrton, iiia.
John Bigses, iiii s.
Samuell Wilkes, x «.

Mr. Cotton, .

Mr. Wilson, xx s.
Richard Wright, vi s. viii d,
Thomas Marshall, vi s. 8 d.
Wiliiam Talmagc, iiii s.
Richard Gridlcy, iiii s.
Thomas Savidge, v s.
Edward Eansforde, v «.
Edward Hutchinson, iiii ».



On the last page is wi-itten, —

" An order of the General! Court made the 3d mo.

" The chosen men of the townes are to see that parents traine up their children in
learninge, labor, and implojTncnts ; 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
childrcns education.

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

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



INDEX OF NAMES.



/ Adams, 87, 102, 118, 122, 129, 134, 138, 142,

J 150. lo4.

( Afldams, 49.
Addington, 141.
Adkinson, 111.

< Alby, 59.

I Albye, 49.

(Alcock, 15, 128.

} Alcockc, 104.

( Alkok, 109.
Alcott, 116.
Aldiich, 50.
Alford, ln4.

( Allen, 49, 106.

? Allin,95, 128.

( Allyn, 49.
Allyco, 49.
Almshouse, 155, 158.
Ancient townsmen, 123.

j Anderson, 91, 110.

I Andersonne, 60.
Andrew, 133.
Apotliec.iry, 89.
Appremices, 87, 137, 156.
Arbitralion, plan of, 5.
Armory, 152.

( Arnal. 112.

\ Amall, 57.

( Arnoll, 58.

( Arnald, 57.

I Arnold, 63.

( Arnould, 49.
ArliUery, 113, 114.
Ashley, 14;s, 146.
Ashpinall, 114.

Aspenall, 9, 10. 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 21, 22, 160.
Aspinall, 10, 108.
Aspinanll, 14.
Aspincll, 8, 9.
Aspiiinall, 9, 10.
Aspiaw;dl, 0, 7, 29, 38, 91, 119.

. A spy n wall, 0.
Astwood, 10-', 103.

I Atkinson, 94, 120, 122.

I Atkinsone, 55.
Atwood, 71.
Audley, 9, 160.

I Audlin, 108.

( Audlyn, 39.
Avery, 126.
Award, 31.
Ayres, 116.



< Baokster, 71.

I Baxter, 43, 95, 122.

I Bag^ley, 151.

I Bagley, 151.

Baker, 03, 'J8, 105, 139, 150, 154.
Ballendine, 1.j8.

(Balston, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 83, 94, 95, 96.
Balstone, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,
17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38,
IGO.
Baulstone, 139.
Barnard, 108.
Barnes, 96, 97, 114, 120, 126, 133, 153, 155.



( Barrel, 86.

} Barren, 49, 55, 111, 114, 118, 126,
( Barrill, 36, 95.
Barrett, lo4.
Barricade, 119.
Basse, 71, 96, 97.
( Bates, 26, 127.
{ Baytes, 18, 25, 28, 39, 62.
( Bayts, 28.
(Bateman, 104, 121.
I Batman, 110.
( Baytman, 94.
Battery, 93, 100, 132.

the north, 131, 132.
Batts, 126.

iBeamesley, 99, 110.
Beamsley, 23, 92, 100, 102, 108, 129, 131,
134, 141.
Beamsly, 62, 98, 138.
Beaver, 83.

( Beck, 57, 59, 100, 110, 118, 123.
} Becke, 23, 78, 83, 85, 95.
Beer-selling, 91, 112, 126, 131, 132, 136, 140,

147, 151, 153, 1,54, 155.
I Belchar, 14.
I Belcher, 3, 44, 98, 114.
Belknap, 138.
Bell, :n, 57, 81,95.
Bellingham, 2, 3, 4, 20, 27, 44, 45, 48, 52, 53,
54, 65, 56, 57, 58, 59, 00, 61, 62, OJ, 65,
66, 67, G8, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 79, b3
93,111,113, 160.
Bellingbame, 67.
Bcllingnam, 44.
Bell-man, 102, lOS, 128.
ringing, 96.

fBendall, 9, 20, 22, 25, 27, 34, 40, 46, 52, 63,
70, 77, 79, 80, 84, 86, 92, 93, 94, 97, 99,
106, 136, 160.
Bendell, 75.
Bendall'8 cove, 76, 77, 94, 9T.

dock, 97, 98, 122.
Benjamin, 151.

{Benett, 136.
Benit, 114, J36, 138.
Bennett, 58, 101, 104, 105, 134.
Bennitt, 120, 136.
Berry, 80, 87,89.
Bibble, 21.
Bidggood, 41.
( Bigge, 23, 160.
{ Biggs, 56.
( Bigs, 63, 68, 79.
Big's marsh, 79.
BiTl, 37, 46, 125, 150.
Birchall, 124.
Burchall, 26.
Bird, 50.

Births recorded, 71.
Bishop, 90, 143, 154.

IBitfeild, 50.
Bitlicid, 50, 108.
Blackston, 2.
Blackstone, 2, 25, 26, 32.
Blackstone's beach, 72.

" " rate for, 2.

Blagne, 137.
Blake, 128, 137, 143, 150.



162



Index of Names.



Blancher, 88, 105.
/Blantan, 1-23, 138. 157.

\ Blanton, 44, 48, 87, 88, 92, 94, 121. 126, 133,
i 134, 139.
Blesdale, 141.
Bligb, 112.
( Blot, 74.
} Blole, 95.

I Blott, 9, 68, 144, 152, 155.
Blubber-boiling, 118.
Blue hills, 102.
Blysse, 50.
Borne, 100, 107, 108.

Boston 2 3. 1-2, 38, 39, 43, 44, 54, 55, 56, 57,
58 59 6 , 62. 63. 67, 69, 72. 73, 77, 80, 84,
It, 8s 90 92, 96, 97. 101, 103, 105, 108, 109,
111,113,115,118, 119, 123, 124, 125, 126,
127i 132, 133, 137, 147, 160.

{ Bosworth, 9, 160.

i Bozworlli, 80.

[Bourne, 23, 27, 118, 121.

) Bowrn, 110.

} Bworne, 56, 5S, 59.

j Bowen, 38.

I Bowin, 78, 95.

Boyden, 154.

Boys in church, 72.

Brackett, 9. 38, 48, 49.

Bradford, 46. 113.

Bradstrect, 124.

[ Erainlree.^5i 65, 75, 81. 82, 95, 99, 127, 133,
I 135, 144.

|Snlr^63!e6,67,71,72,74.77.79,80,84.
J >J5, 97.



i Braiuuye, 96, 97.



j Brantree, 101, 102, lOo, 106.

Brantrcy, 136.
1 Brayntree, 59.
(.Brayntry, 62.
Branton, 112.
Braugbton, 119.
Brcedon, 156.

Brenton 1, 2. 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, x*, 13, 14, 15,
16 iVTlS 19, 29 37, 94, 105, 108, 109, 110,
m, 115, 116 117. 118, 120, 121, 122 123,
124 125 126, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133,
134! 136, 138, 140, 141, 142, 160.
Brewster, 143, 147.
Brick-making, 14, 81, 146, 148.
( Bridgam, 155, 158.

lHdST;56!V,"^"5, 92, 97, 99. 105, 110, 115,

117,121,126.133,144,158.
fBrisco, 88, 90, 143.
J Briscoe. 48, 52, 53, 54.
S Briscowe, 53.
I, Briskoe, 65, 68, 71.
Brockett, 34.
Brooks, 121.

TBrugh'ton. 139, 143, 144, 146, 148. 149. 15C.

{ 151, 152, 154, 155, 157.

( Browghton, 112.
Browne, 22, 24, 26, 32, 66. 68, 95.
Bruff, 113.

Buckets-fire, 122, 149.
Buffer, 7.
Building regulated, 90.

Bulrthe town, 109, 116, 119, 126, 130.
( Burden, 53, 62, 63, 66, 67, 74, 99, 101, 102
5 106,117.
( Burdon. 32, 33, 34, 44, 45.
Burges, 113.
Burnell, 68.
Burrill, 94, 135, 140.
Burying-place, 70, 83, 141, 157, 158,

'■ " the new, 153.
Busbby, 92.

SBuslienall, 31.
Bushnall. 9, 15. 24. 25, 26.
Busbnell,141.



Butcher, 150.
Butler, 94, 18, 2 ',21, 38,41, 160.

gSn?r3:'8t'2i%,35.41,42.43.44,45.
I 48. 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58.



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