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tenements and hereditaments, with the appurtenances appertaining
to the sd. mill or mills, and of all emoluments, p'fitts, and com-
odities Vvdiich may be raised of the premises. And tliis was by
an absolute deed of sale, dated 12 (8) 1G49. Signed, John
Milom and a scale ; witnessed b}' John Dane, John Mills ; acknowl-
edged by the said Jo : Milom to me, William Aspinwall, this
15 (8) 49.



Jf'. Atherton Ilavgh, his possessions within the Limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden, bounded with the streete on the east
and on the north : Arthur Perry on the west : and Francis Lyle on
the south.

2. Also another house and garden, bounded with M^ Hibbins
on the east : the Coiiion on the west : Richard Sherman on the
north : and the streete on the south.



The Book of Possessions. 3

[9.] The possession of JSP. John Cotton within the Limits of
Boston.

1. One house and garden, about halfe an Acre, with an Acre ad-
joyneinge, bounded with Sudbury streete on the east: Edward
Bendall on the north : the Ceutry hill on the west : and M''.
Bellingham and Daniel Maude on the south.



[lO.] J/''. William Tyng, his possessions within the Limits of
Boston.

1. One house, one close, one garden, one greate yard, and one
little ^'ard before the hall windowe, bounded with M^ Richard Bel-
lingham and the streete that goes to the Dock, southwards : Benja-
min Thwing and Wm. AVilson, westward : George Burden, Francis
Dowse, Jeremy Houthin, Sarah Knight and Samuel Grcames,
northward : John Glover, Wm. Hudson, junior, George Burden antl
Hugh Gunnison and the streete, eastward.

2. Also in the IMill field Marsh, eighteen yards and foure rodd
in breadth from the ditch, and so all the depth of the marsh thus
bounded : David Phippeni on the ditch north east : the high way
southeast : the marsh granted to the millne southwest : Thomas
Marshall and John Oliver north west.



Capt. Robert Keayne, his possessions loithin the Limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden, bounded with the marketstreet on
the north : the high street on the west : Richard Fairebanks on the
south : and M'. Hudson on the east.

2. Also a garden, bounded with John Spoore, east : William Pell,
north:* and Robert Rice, north.*



[11.] The possession of J/'". John Wilson within the Limits of
Boston.

One house and barne, twoe gardens and a yard, bounded with
the water streete on the south : Anthonie Stoddard and Wm.
Francklin on the east : the Cove street and Major Edward Gibones
on the north : Major Gibones, Wm. Courser, and John Coggan on
the west.



M"". Dunstef s possession within the Limits of Boston.
One house and yard, bounded with Thomas Hawkins on the
west and the north : and the streete on the east and the south.



[12.] John Newgate., his possession loithin the Jjimits of Boston.

One house and garden, conteineinge about three quarters of an
Acre, bounded with Henry Fane northwards : the new Held west-
wards and southwards : Anne Hunne, vid. George Hunne, east-
wards.



Daniel Maud, his possession 'within the Limits of Boston.
One house and garden, bounded with ]\P. Belli ngham south and
west : M"". Cotton north : and the streete east.

* Thus in the original.



4 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

[13.] The possession of M''. Thomas OlUver within the Limits
of Boston.

1. One house and garden, bounded on the north with Richard
Fairebanks and Capt. Robert Kcayne : Wm. Courser and the lane
on the east : the Springate on the south : antl the streete on the
west.

2. Also one Acre and halfe in the New Field, bounded with
Richard Fairebanks on the south ;* the Marsh on the west ; and
Richard Carter on the south.*

3. Also a garden plott, bounded with Robert Scott on the east
and the west ; James Pen and John Kenricke north.



The possession of Robert Howen loifhin the Limits of Boston.

One house and garden, containeiuge about a quarter of an Acre,
bounded with Sudbur}' streete north east : Robert Meeres south
east : Anne Huune, vid. George Hunne, northwest ; Valentine
Hill southwest.



[14.] The possessions of M'^. Thomas Leverit ivithin the limits
of Boston.

One house and garden, bounded with ]\r. John Winthropp's on
the east : the streete and Robert Scott on the north : the marsh of
M''. AVinthropp on the south: and the ould meetinge house, Robert
Scott, ]\r. Henry Weebb, and Thomas Parsons on the west.

30 (1) 1G46. David Selleck granted to M^ Thomas Leverit
one acre ground, be it more or lesse, bounded Richard Parker and
Edward Hutcliinson west : M'^ Stoughton south : Thomas Leverit
west : which h'eth in the Newfield, as appeares by a deed, dated
20 (12) 1G45, acknowledged before M"'. Winthrop, Dep. Gover.,
30 (1) 1G4G, by Dav. Selleck.

7 (12) 1G50. John Milom, of Boston, for valucable considera-
tion received, granted unto Capt. John Leveret of Boston, a
p'cell of land neere the mi!l, being betweene fourty-lyve and fifty
foote in length by the Mill Creeke, bounded toward the west and
the north by the high way : the Mill Creek northeast : and Thomas
Marshall toward the South : with free liberty of egressc and
regresse in and out of the Mill Creeke with vessell or vessells not
pjudiceing the mill strearae : and this was b}^ deed dated 7
(G) 1G48.



Edmund Jackson., his possession loi'hin the limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden, bounded with the lane south: John
Leverit east : John Mellowes north : and Sudbury streete west.

2. Also in the new field about three Acres, bounded with Valen-
tine Hill south : Robert Meeres west : Georg Burden north : and
David Sellick east.

17 (5) 1G45. John Davies granted to Edmund Jackson 10
foote in breadth, and 40 foote in length, as appeares by the Record
in the booke of mortgages, p. Gl, which is againe sould to Heze-
kiah Usher, 1 (12) 1G4G.

5 (8) 1G46. John Davies, of Boston, granted to Edmund



• Thus in the original.



The Book of Possessions. 5

Jackson (both of Boston) his dwelHng house and yard, in Boston,
bounded with M''. Wilson north : lOdmund Jackson east : market
place south: John Coggan west: b}' an absolute sale, dated 5
(8) 1G4-: acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor,
6 (8) 4G: which is alsoe sould to Hezekiah Usher, 1 (12) 1G46.
See in this booke, p, — . [I'J under John Davies. W. II. W.]



[15.] The possession of William Cojyp within the Limits of
Boston.

One house and lott of halfe an Acre in the Mill field, bounded
with Thomas Buttolph southeast : John Button northeast : the
marsh on the southwest : and the River on the northwest.



John Mellowes Jiis possession within the limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden, bounded with Edmund Jackson
south : John Leverit east : John Cole north : and the streete west.

2. Also at Braintree, one hundred thirty-two Acres, bounded
with James Browne northwards : John Davies southward : John
Webb and the Rock}- Coiiion westward ; the mouth of Monotaquit
River and the Bay eastwards.

3. Also eight Acres, bounded with John Webb east : James
Brown and Wm. Werdall north : and Monotaquit River southwest.

4. Also Foure Acres and halfe marsh, bounded with James
Brown north : Zaccheus Bosworth west : and Monotaquit river
southeast.



[16.] The possession of Ediv in Goodvdmoilhin the Limits of
Boston.

One house and lott, about halfe an Acre, bounded with John
Sweete southeast : Thomas Buttolph northwest and southwest :
and the baye northeast.

5 (11) 1648. One house and garden, bought of Sampson
Shore, being bounded with Sampson Shore southeast and north-
west : Matthew Chaffie northeast : and Christopher Gibson south-
west ; with priviledge of the well, and landing his goods or wood on
Sampson Shore's wharfe, p'vided it stand not above eight dayes ;
and this was b}- an absolute deed of sale, dat. 5 (11) 1648,
sealed and d'd before William Aspinwall, Nota. publ.

22 (10) 1649. Sampson Shore granted unto Edward Goodwin
his garden, in Boston, being Ijounded southwest with Thomas
Faulconer : the cove southeast : M^ John Clerk and Matthew
Chaffie northeast : and the streete northwest : and this was by an
absolute deed, dat. 22 (10) 1649.

11 (2) 1651. Sampson Shore, of Boston, granted to Edward
Goodwin, of Boston, a house and garden in Boston, bounded on
the southeast and northwest with his owne land ; Matthew Chatfv
northeast ; and Christopher Gibson southwest ; together with the
priviledges of the well, and landing of goods or wood uppon the
wharfe, p'vided they lye not there above eight dayes ; and this
was by a deed, dated 5 (11) 1648, sealed and d'd in presence
of W'". Aspinwall, Not^ public. This is againe sould to
Nathaniel Adams.



6 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

Gabriel Fish, Jiis possession tvitJdn the limits of Boston.

One house and yard, bounded with John Davies on the soutli
and on the west : Valentine Plill on the north : and the streete on
the east.



[17.] The possession of John Stoeete tvithin the limits of Boston.

One house and lott, about one Acre and quarter, bounded with
Edward Goodwin northwest : Isaac Grosse southeast : Cliristopher
Stanle}^ southwest : and the Bay northeast. This is sould to W™.
Wicks. See p. 122.

7(1) 1648. Mark Hawes* granted unto John Sweete all that
parcell of the shopp (formerly John Milom's) then in possession of
the s'd Marke Hawes, and that parcell of ground towards the
sea, conteineing in breadth fourteen foote and halfe, and two
ynches, and in length as far as the said Milom had any right to
grant ; and also that parcell of ground on the back side, con-
tein'g in breadth sixtcene foote and halfe, and in length twenty-
sixe foote, with all privileges, &c. ; and this was l\y an absolute
assignement, dated 7 (9) 1G47 ; acknowledged before race, AVilliam
Aspinwall, Notarins pub. This is assigned to John Farnam,
Lib. 2. Vide page 30, in Cullimore's possession.



Henry Pease, his possession luithin the limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden, bounded with the lane on the east :
the streete on the south : John Leverit on the west : and the Cove
on the north.

2. Also a Farme at Brain tree, bounded with the Coinon on
the north and the west : James Everill on the south and the east.

3. Also one acre three quarters of marsh at the Mount, com-
passed east, west, and south with James Everill's marsh ; and a
salt ba}^ on the north.



[18.] The 2wss€ssion of John Seaherry ivithin the limits of
Boston.

One house and garden, about half an acre, bounded with Isaac
Grosse northwest : Walter Merry southeast and southwest : and
the sea or bay northeast.



John Smith, his possession icithin the limits of Boston.

One house and garden, bounded with the streete on the south :
John Davies on the east : Major Edward Gibones on the west :
and the Cove on the north.



[19.] Tlie possession of Walter Merry loithin the Limits of
Boston.

One house and lott, about an Acre, bounded with John Seaberry
and Isaac Grosse northwest ; John Sweete southwest and on the
southeast.



John Davies, his possession ivithin the limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden, bounded with James Johnson north;

* This name is veiy indistinct.



The Book of Possessions. 7

Gabriel Fish and Valentine Hill east : John Smith west : and the
streete south.

2. Also at Braintree, thirty sixe Acres, bounded with John
Mellowes northward : Zaccheus Bosworth southward : Jonn Webb
westward : and Monotaquid River eastward.

3. Also one Acre of marsh, bounded with Zaccheus Bosworth
north and west : and Monotaquid River south.

5 (2) 44; 29 (2) 45. M"". John Wilson, of Boston, sould to
John Davies 45 foote in front to the streete, and 40 foote in depth,
bounded with the said M"". Wilson's garden north and east, and the
market steed south : and John Coggan west : by an absolute deed
of sale, dated 5 (2) 44, and 29 (2) 45 ; acknowledged before John
Winthrop, Governor, 23 (8) 4G. In which writeing John Davies
is bound to make and maintaine the fence between M'^. Wilson
and him, and not to annoy him with any stincks or jackes. This
after was sould to Edmund Jackson. See p. 14.



[20.] The possession of JVm. Beamsley ivitJiin the limits of
Huston-

1. One house and houselott about halfe an Acre, bounded with
Anne Tuttle on the south and southwest : the ba^' on the east : and
Isaac Grosse north and northwest.

2. Also at Muddy River sixeteene Acres bounded with John
Bigges on the east, Thomas Grubb on the west, the cedar swamp
on the south : and the marsh and River uppon the north.

6 (5) 1G50. Wm. Phillips granted unto Wm. Beamsle}' of
Boston a p'cell of land in the mill field in Boston being two hun-
dred thirty eight foote in length and (towards the southeast) foure
score foote in l:)readth, and northwest sixty foote more or lesse :
bounded with ]M". Mary Hawkins on the south east ; Richard
Bennet southwest ; and my owne land northwest and northeast :
and this was by an absolute deede dated C (5) 1G50.



The possession of James Johnson icithin the limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Hawkins north-
east : the streete southeast and southwest : and the Cove north-
west,

2. Also a garden neere the Comon bounded with John Leverit
north : George Burden south : Anthony Harker east : and the
Coinon on the west.

3. Also an Acre in the new field bounded with John Biggs on
the north : Francis Loyall west : Zaccheus Bosworth south : and
Thomas Clarke east.

4. Also three quarters of an Acre of marsh and upland bounded
with the Cove on the north and the east : John Smith west : and
John Davies south.



[31.] The possession of Anne Tuttle within the limits of
Boston.

1. One house and garden bounded with W™. Beamsley on the
north : Nehemiah Bourne on the south : the Ba}' on the east : and

2. Also a Farme at Rumney Marsh, bounded with John Coggan



8 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

on the north ; Samuel Cole on the south ; the sea on the east : and
the high way on the west.

Also a house and garden bounded with W". Teft east : Thomas
Foster south : Georg Griggs west : and the mill streete north.



The x>o&^ession of Bartholomew Cheevers within the Limits of
Boston.

One house and garden bounded with the streete southeast : the
cove northwest : and on the northeast Robert Hull.



[32.] The possession of Capt. Nehemiah Bourne loithin the
Limits of Boston.

One house and Garden bounded with Anne Tuttle on the north :
Cnptaine Hawkins on the south : the Bay on the east : and on the
north.



The possession of John Arnold tvithin the limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with Thomas Munt on the east :
the streete south : and the high way north : and John Jackson

west.



[23.] The possession of Capt. Thomas Haickins within the
Li mils of Boston.

*[One house and garden bounded with Capt. Bourne on the
north : the Bay on the east : Edward Bendall on the south :
and — ]

30 (11"0 1650. Edward Bendall granted to Capt. Thomas
Hawkins a eertaine p'cell of land scituat in Boston, the bounds
thereof begining fourty foote to the northward from that lott which
was Mr. Robert Thompsons and so to Major Nehemiah Bournes
lott, running with a streight line according as Major Bournes pales
run from the seaside (toward the east), and unto the railes of
Chi'istopher Stanle}' toward the west, the southerlj' side running
neere parallell unto this : and this was by an absolute deed of sale
dat. 30 (11) 1645.

Edw. Bendall and a scale.

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of

William Aspinwall Not^ publ.



The x^ossession of John Jackson tvithin the limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with John Arnold east : the
streete south : the highway north : and Robert Hull west.



[24.] The possession of Ensigne Thomas Savadge, within the
limits of Boston.

1 . One house and garden bounded on the east with the Bay :
Edward Bendall on the north : the lane on the south : and Christo-
pher Stanley on the west.

2. Also a Far me at Braiutree h'eing in two parts : the one con-
taineing thirty-eight Acres and a quarter bounded with Rocky gi-ound

♦Apparently cancelled at the time.



The Book of Possessions. 9

westwards : James Evevill nortli : Richard Cooke south : and a
salt Bay oast. The other conteiues twenty sixe Acres and is
bounded with rocky ground eastwards: William Werdall and
George Ilunne westwards ; James Everell north : and Richard
Cooke south.

3. Also one Acre three-quarters of marsh, bounded with Oliver
Mellowes east and north : Richard Cooke west : Monotoquit River
south,

4. Also —



John Oliver^ his possession ivithin the limits of Boston.

Oue house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with Valen-
tine Hill northeast and southeast : John Pierce aud John Knight
southwest : and the streete northwest.



[25.] The possession of Edmund Grosse within the Limits of
Boston.

Oue house and lott bounded with the lane north : Samuel Cole
south : Isaac CuUimer west : and the Bay east.

This was sould to John Anderson p. 124-5.



TF". Werdall his possession within the limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden bounded with John Milom southwest :*
John Hill northeast : the streete northwest : and the high way
southwest.*

2. Also at Braintree twenty Acres bounded with John Mellowes
south : George Hunne north : a Rocky bottome aud Monotaquit
River west : James Browne, Richard Cooke and Thomas Savage
east.



[26.] The possession of Samuel Cole within the Limits of
Boston.

One house and garden in Boston bounded with Edmund Grosse
north : the Bay east : Isaac Cullimer southwest.



The possession of John Hill within the limits of Boston.

1. One house bounded with Henrj' Symons on the east: M'.
Bellingham on the north : the streete on the west : and the Cove
on the south.

1. Also one smale lott of a quarter of an Acre bounded with
Sampson Shore northeast : John Milom southwest : the streete
northwest : and the Cove southeast.



[27.] The possession of M\ Thomas Clarke viithin the Limits
of Boston.

One warehouse and houselott bounded with the Cove and Thomas
Jo}' on the south : Isaac Cullimer on the west : Thomas Joy
northwest : and Isaac Cullimer northeast.



The possession of Thomas Marshall within the limits of Boston.
One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with the

*Thu3 in the original.



10 City Document No. 4G. — Pakt 2.

marsh southeast : the streete south west and northwest : John
Pierce or John Knight on the no)theast.

8 (G) 1G48. John Milom granted to Thomas Marshall a p'cell
of land in Boston ueere to the watermill, bonnded with the mill
Creelv northeast : Thomas Marshall southwest : the high way
northwest : and John Milom southeast : being seventy six footc
on that side next Thomas Marshall and seventie foure ibure* foots
at the Creeke, thirty foote on the southeast side and fonrtie foure on
the northwest : with libertie of egresse and regresse in the sd.
Creek with boats, lighters and other vessells as he shall have occa-
sion. And it is agreed that the sd. Tho: Marshall shall not build
any neerer the Creeke than the now dwelling house of the sd.
Milom, and that he shall not hinder the mills going by any vessel
or vessells in the Creeke. Dat. 2 (3) 1648, and acknowledged
before M"". Rich. Bellingham, 8 (G) 1G48.



[38. ] The possession of Thomas Joy within, the limits of Boston .

1. One house and lott about halfe an Acre, and another house
adjoyueing bounded with M'". Thomas Clarke northwest, northeast
and southeast : and the Cove southwest.

2. Also one Acre l3'eing betweene Isaac Culliraer northeast :
Richard Rawlins southwest : Christopher Stanley northwest : and
M"". Clarke southeast.



The possession of John Lowe ivithin the limits of Boston.

One house and garden bounded with the marsh northwards and
eastwards : the Cove southwards : and M''. Bellingham on the
west.



[29.] The possession of Eichard Bawl ills ivithin the limits of
Boston.

One house and garden about an Acre and three quarters bounded
with Isaac CuUimer southwest : Thomas Joy northeast : M'".
Clarke southeast : and Christopher Stanley northwest.

Henry Symons possession rvithin the limits of Boston.
One house and lott bounded with M^ Bellingham on the north
and east : John Hill on the west : and the Cove southwards.



[30.] Tlie possession of Isaac CuUimer within the limits of
Boston.

1. One house and garden about three quarters of an Acre
bounded with Richard Rawlins northeast : Christopher Stanley
northwest : Francis Hudson and Bartholomew Pasmer southwest :
and the Cove southeast.

2. Also another house and lott about an acre and quarter
bounded with Christopher Stanley, Samuel Cole and the vv-ay north
east : the Bay southeast : M^ Clark and Richard Rawlins south-
west : and Christopher Stanl}^ northwest.

12 (7) 1G50. Bartholomew Pasmer of Boston sould unto John

* Word repeated iu the original.



The Book of Possessions. 11

Sweete a pareel of ground below the high way next the water side
and this was by a deed dated 1 (10).

Bartholomew Pasmer,



John Afilom his 2)OSsessio7i in the limits of Boston.

One house and garden bounded with John Hill on the northeast :
Valentine Hill southwest : W™. Werdall northwest : and the Cove
southeast.

[31.] The possession of Bartholomew Pasmer within the limits
of Boston.

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre bounded with
Isaac Cullimer northeast: John Gallop southwest: the Cove
southeast : and Francis Hudson northwest.

David Phippeni his possession ivithin the limits of Boston.

One house and lott bounded with Valentine Hill northeast : the
cove southeast : M^ W". Tings southwest : and John Oliver
northwest.

15 (12) 1650. John Milom of Boston for valueable consideration
reed, granted unto David Phippeni of Boston a p'cell of land in
Boston in length one hundred and two foote and in breadth at the
high way nine foot nine yuches according as it laid out, bounded
with Bartholomew Barlow (sic) on the southwest ; the lott of David

Phipeni on the northeast, the highwa}' southeast, and • on

the northwest: and tliis was by an absohitc deed of sale dated 7
f 12) 1649, and scaled and delivered in presence of John Gore.



[33.] The possession of Francis Hudson ivithiri the Limits of
Boston.

One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with Isaac
Cullimer northeast : Bartholomew Pasmer southeast : John Gallop
southwest William Hudson, senior, northwest.

The jwssession of John Cole within the Limits of Boston.

One house and garden bounded with John Mellowes on the
south : Nathaniell Chappell on the. north : John Leveritt east : and
the lane west.

[33.] The possession of Matthew Chaffie ivithin the limits of
Bofiton .

One house and lott bounded with John Gallop northeast : Samp-
son Shoare southwest : Thomas Mekins northwest : and the Cove
southeast.

29 (7) 1649. M"-. John Clarke, late of Newberry, now of Bos-
ton, granted unto Matthew Chaff e of Boston, shipwright, one
Ferme conteineing foure hundred Acres of land, be it more or
lesse, lying and being betweeue the river of Merimack and Newbury
River in Newbury in the County of Essex in New England, with
all the houses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, and all
the woods, underwoods, coiiions, meadowes, pastures, feedings.



12 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

comodities and privilcdges together with all writeings and evi-
dences concerning the same : and this was by an absolute deed of
sale, dated 29 (7) 1G49.

John Clarke and a seale.
Sealed and d'd in p'nee of

ROBEKT SaLTONSTOLL

John Dane

William A spin wall, Not''. Publ:



Nathaniell Choppell his possession ivlthin the Limits of Boston.

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre of land
bounded with John Cole south : John Leverit east : the Cove on
the north ; and the lane on the west.



[34:.] The possession of John Gallop within the limits of
Boston .

One house and garden bounded with Matthew Chaffle southwest :
Francis Hudson northeast : the Cove southeast : and the way
northwest.



The possession of James Ilawhins within the limits of Boston.

One house and garden bounded with William Kirkby south :
Richard Sanford westerly : and

28 (12) 1G48. John Milom of Boston for good and valuoable
consideration by him received the 26 (12) 1G4G, hath granted unto
James Hawkins of Boston a p'cell of Marsh in Boston, being
bounded on the northeast with a smale p'cell of marsh reserved for
a wharfe : the highway southeast : M'. Bellingham southwest : and
a smnle p'cell of marsh reserved for a wharfe northwest : being on
the N. E. fifty foote : on the southeast sixty foote : on the south-
west one hund'd and twenty' foote, and on the N. west one hun-
d'd and fifteen foote : witli liberty for the sd. James his heires



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