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32 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

vivor : if both dye then to the eldest, and this was b}' a deed
dated 15 (5) 164G, and the same day acknowledged before the
Governor.



Robert Blotts possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east and
north : Mr. — Flint on the south : John Leverit on the west.



[81.] M''. — Fillet his possession within the limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with Robert Blot north : John
Leverit west : the streete east : and Anthony Harker south.



3fr. Flint his possession icithin the limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with Anthony Harker north :
Thomas Clarke south : the streete east : and George Burden west.



[83.] Anthony Harkers possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with the streete east : James

Johnson west : Mr. Flint north : and Mr. Flint

south.



Thomas Clarks possession within the limits of Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Mr. Flint north :

Henr}' Webb and Georg Biirden west : the streete east and Raph
Mason south.



[83.] Raph Masons possessions in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Clarke north :
Henry Webb west : the streete east : and Robert Wing south.
This is sould to Thomas Painter, p. 50.

21 (12) 1645. Isaac Perry granted unto Raph Mason of Boston
ten Acres of land, be it more or lesse, at Muddy River, bounded
with Raph Masons lot south, Thomas Scotto north : M''. Hibbins
west: and this was by an absolute deed dated 20 (10) 1645:
Acknowledged before Mr. Winthropp.



Robert Wi))gs jjossession within the limits of Boston.

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south
and the east : Henry Webb on the west ; and Raph Mason on the
north.

2. Also halfe an Acre of land bounded with the River on the

west : Mr. Pepes on the south ; James Everill and on the

east.



[84.] Richard Carters possessions in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Mv. Oliver north : the
Common west: the streete east: and Jacob Lcger south.

2 (9) 46. William Parsons granted unto Rich: Carter, a parcell
of land, abont an acre, bounded Robert AVing and Raph Mason
cast : the lane south : the Coinon west : and Georg Burden
north : by an ab.solut deed dated 2 (9) 46, acknowledged before
John Winthrop, Governor.



The Book of Possessions. 33

7(1) 47. "W™. Aspinwall granted unto Rich: Cavter his lott at
Muddy River eontaineing nine Acres more or lesse, bounded with
Nathaniell Woodward, senior, towards the northwest, and the
Cedar swamp on the other side : and this was by an absolute deed
of sale, dat. 7 (1) 1G47.

4. (11) 1G48. Richard Gridley granted to Richard Carter of
Boston his lott at Spectacle Island, being by estimation three
Acres more or lesse, situat on the hithermost part of the Easterne
Spectacle, to have and to hould according to all the right he hatli
in the same: and this was by a deed of sale dat. 2 (11) 1G48,'
sealed and d'd in presence of W"". Aspinwall, Not. publick.



Jacob Leger Ids possession within Boston.

1 . One house and garden bounded with Mr. Coleborne on the
south : the Coiiion west : the streete east : and Richard Carter
north.

2. Also a house and garden bounded with Mr. Thomas Fowle
south : the streete west : Robert Woodward north : and Thomas
Buttolph east.

3. Also an Acre or thereabouts bounded with Chaplains

east : Richard Parker north : the Comon south : and Mr. Pepes
west.

[85-] M"^. William Coleborne within the limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with the high streete east : the
lane and Edward Belchar south : Jacob Leger north : and .



Edtvard Belchars possession within the limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with Mr. Colborne east and
north : the lane south : and William Talmage west.



[86.] TJie possession of William Talmage in Boston.

1 . One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south :
Edward Belchar east : and Thomas Snow on the north and on the
west.

2. Also a garden bounded with Robt. Walker west: Jacob
Eliot east and south : and the streete north.



The possession of Robert Walker in Boston.

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Snow on the
east : the Common north : the streete south : and William Brisco
west.

*[2. Also a garden bounded with Thomas Snow east : the Com-
mon north : and : this was bounded before.]

2. Also a garden bounded with WilUam Talmage east: the
streete north : John Cranwell west : and Jacob Eliot south.



[87.] William Brisco his possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Robert Walker east : the

Common north : the streete south : and Flacke west.

24 (4) 1651. Thomas Alcock of Dedham granted unto W™.

* Evidently a clerical error.



34 City Doctoient No. 46. — Part 2.

Brisco of Boston a lott of tAventy acres be it more or lesse, bounded
with lulmnnd Crosse on the east and Edward Belchar on the
west, halCe a mile from M^ Hibbins ferme : and this was by a deed
dat. in the yeare 1G44.



Raph lioote Ids possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with John Cranwell cast : John
Cranwell and Richard Croychely south : William Salter west : and
the streete north.



[88*] William Salter Ms possessioyi in Boston.

1. One house and garden bounded with Eaph Eoote east: the
Common west : the streete north : Jacob Eliot and Eichard
Cro^'chley south.

2. Also an Acre in Mr. Colbornes field bounded with Jacob
Eliot south and east : the bay west : and the Coioion north.

3. Also at Muddy River eight acres, bounded with Robt. Burden
west : William Brisco east : Nathaniel Woodward, senior, north :
and Jacob Eliot south. This is againe sould to Ed: Devotion.
Transcr, lib. 2, page 129.



Jacob Eliots piossessioyi toithin (he limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with the highway east : the lane
north : 'William Talma2;e west : and Mr. Colborns field south.



[89.] Garret Bournes possession loitliin the limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with Pklward Rainsford east : the
marsh south : and the streete west and north.

John Cranwells honse and possessions in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Raph Roote west : Robert
Walker east: the streete north: and on the south twoe Acres of
ground belonging to it : which twoe Acres is bounded with the
garden on the north : Mr. Roe on the east : and Richard Cro3'chley
on the west and on the south.



[90.] Echvarcl Bainsfords jyossession in Boston.
One house and garden bounded with Garret Bourne west ;
David Oflflcy east : the streete north : and the Cove south.



David Offleys possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Edward Rainsford west :
the lane east : the streete north : and the Cove south.



[01.] If". Owen Roe his pos'^ession in the limits of Boston.
One house and garden bounded with the streete north : the lane
west : the Cove south : and John Pelton east.



Jolin Peltons possession in Boston.

One house and houselot bounded with Owen Roe west : the
streete north : the Cove south : and the marsh on the east.



The Book of Possessions. 35

[93.] Griffith Boivens possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded the streete on the south and

on the west : Miles Reading on the east : and Cole on the

north.



Cole his possessiomoithin the limits of Boston.



One house and garden bounded with (iriflitli Ik) wen south : the
streete west : Miles Reading east : and John Odlin north.



[93.] John Odlinn his 2yossession in the limits of Boston.

One house and garden bounded with the streete west : Miles
Reading east : Cole south : and Walter Sinet on the north

12 («) IGoO. John Batcman granted to John Odlin a housclot
in Boston (latel}- bought of John Cnddington) being bounded on
the north with the lott of the sd John Odlin : tlie lott of Griffith
Bowen on the south : the high streete west : and Richard Wilson
east : and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 10 (8) 1G50.

John Bateman and

Test. William Aspinwall, a seale.

John Cuddington.

Waltei' Sinets possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with John Odlin south : the
streete west : Thomas Buttolph and Miles Readinge east : and
Jacob Leger north.



[94.] Robert Woodivards p)ossession in Boston.
One house and garden bounded with Jacob Leger south : Thomas
Buttolph east : the high streete west : and the lane north.



Thomas Wheelers possession in Boston.

1 . One house and garden bounded with the lane south : high
streete west : the watring place east : and William Blaintaine
north.

2. Also at Mudd3'- river fiftcene Acres bounded with M^ Ilibbins
west : Carabridg bounds north : Robert Hull east : and Henry Fane
south.



[95.] William Blantaines jwssession in Boston.

1 , One house and garden bounded with Thomas Wheeler south :
John Hurd north : the streete west : and watring place east.

2. Also another houselott bounded with John 8erch west : Wil-
liam Brisco east : the streete south : and the Coihon north.

27 (4) 1G4G. William Davies, Gunsmith, granted to W". Blan-
taine, carpenter, halfe an Acre of laud, be it more or lesse, bounded
with Thomas Bel west : the Mill streete north : Georg Griggs east :
and William Blantaine south ; ami this was b}- an absolute deed of
sale dated 27 (4) 1G4G, and acknowledged the same day before
John Winthrop, Governor.



John Hards possessio7i within the limits of Boston.

One house and garden bounded with William Blantaine south.



36 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

the high stveete west : Gamaliel Waite cast : and Robert Hull
north.

[96.] Robert Hulls possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with John Hurd south : the high
streete west : Job Judkiu north : and Gamaliel Waite east.

The possession of Job JudJdns in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Robert Hull south : Elisa-
beth Purton north : the streete west : and Gamaliel Waite, east.

[97.] TJie possessions of Nathaniel Woodioard {the elder) in
Boston.

One house and garden bounded with the mill lane south : the
high streete west : John Palmer, Junior, east : and John Marshall
north.

John Marshall his 2'>ossession ivithin the limits of Biston.

One house and garden bounded with Nathaniell Woodward, sen-
ior, on the south : Richard Hogg north : Amos Richardson east :
and the streete west.

[98.] Richard Hoggs 2iossessiomvithin Boston.

One house and garden bounded with John Marshall, south : Na-
thaniel Eaton north: Amos Richardson and W"". Hudson, East:
and streete west. AUened to John Lake, p. 138.



Nathaniel Eaton his possession ivithin Boston.
One house and garden bounded with Richard Hogge south : Fran-
cis East, north: W". Hudson, senior, east: and the streete west.

[99.] Francis East his possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Nathaniell Eaton south :
Charitie * and Richard Waite north : William Hudson east : and
the streete east.f

Charitie White her possession in Boston.

One house and smale yard bounded with Francis East, south and
east ; the streete west : and Richard Waite north.

[lOO.] Richard Waite his possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Charitie White and Francis
East, south : Edward Fletcher, north : the streete west : and Na-
thaniell Bishop east.

Edicard Fletchers possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Richard Waite, south :
Robert Reinolds north : the high streete west : and Nathaniell
Bishopp east.

* Evidently a -word is dropped — should be Charitie White and Richard Waite. See
next two lots.

t Sic in orig. Should be west.



The Book of Possessions. 37

[101.] Robert Reinokls hi^t possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Edward Fletcher, south :
the high streete west : the Fort streete north : and John Steeven-
son, east.



John Pahnei% junior, Jiis possession m Boston.

One house and yard bounded with Nathaniel Woodwar, senior,
west: the Mill streete, south: Amos Richardson, east: and John
Marshall, north.

[103.] Amos Richardson his possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with John Palmer, John Mar-
shall and Richard Hogg, west : the streete south : John Palmer,
senior, east : and William Hudson, senior, and also with Robert
Scott, north.

'22 (3) 1G47. Francis Smith of Boston granted unto Amos
Richardson of Boston, 2 Acres of land purchased I)}' him of Ed-
mund Jacklin and Richard Sherman, being bounded with W'". As-
pinwall north : the cofuon on the west : the streete on the south :
Jane Parker, W". Townsend, P^dmuud Jacklin, Edmund Jackson
and Ephraira Pope, east. This was by a deed dated the 22 (3)
1G47, and signed before William Aspinwall, publ. Notary.

John Palmer, senior, his possession in Boston.

One house and garden or houselott bounded with Amos Richard-
eon, west: Gamaliel Waite, east: Robert Scot and 3'oug W™.
Hudson, north: and the Mill streete, south.

[103.] Gamaliel Waite his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with John Palmer west : Mr.
Thomas Oliver, north : Benjamin Negoos easterly : and the Mill
streete south.

Also one garden plott bounded with Richard Hollich, east :
Elizabeth Purton, west : William Blaintaine south : and the streete
ou the north.

Benjamin Negoos his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with Gamaliel Waite, west : Madie
Engles, east : Mill streete, south : and M^ Oliver, north.

[104.] lladie Engles his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with M"". Scott, north : Benjamin
Negoos, westward: William Deming, eastward: and the Mill
steed southward.

William Deming his possession within the limits of Boston.
One house and lott bounded Capt. Keine, north : Madie Engles,
west : and Benjamin Gillora, easterly : and the lane southeast.



[105.] Richard Gridley his possession in Boston.
One house and lott bounded with the streete south and west :
the Bay, easterl}" : and John Harrison northerly.



38 City Docuiment No. 46. — Part 2.

Also another lott bounded with Robert Turner northwest : John
Harrison southwest : the Baj' southeast : and the Fort, northeast.



John Harrison his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with Richard Gridley southerly-
the Bay, easterly : Richard Gridle^', northerly : Robert Turner,
westerly.



[106.] Nicholas Baxter his jpossessioyi within the limits of
Boston.

One house and lott bounded with the streete or lane, north and
west : Edward Browne and the Bay, east : Mathew Ij'ons, south-
ward.



Edward Brotvne his possession in Boston.

One house and garden bounded with Nicholas Baxter northei'ly
and westerly : the Ba}' easterly : and Mathew lyons southward.



[107.] Mathew lyons his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with the lane westward : Nicholas
Baxter and Edward Browne, northward: the Bay, eastward : and
W". Netherland southwards.



William Letherland* his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with the lane westward ; the bay
eastwards : Matthew lyons northward : and Abel Porter and the
Cove southward.



[108.] W"'. Teft his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with the Cove, south : the lane

east : the Mill streete, north : and Thomas Munt and Tuttle,

westward.



Thomas Munts possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with W". Teft, east and north : the
Cove, south : and Jonathan Negoos westward.



[109.] Jonathan Negoos his possessiori in Boston.
One house and lott bounded with Thomas Munt, east : Thomas
Foster, west : Wilham Teft, north : and the Cove, south.



Thomas Foster his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with Jonathan Negoos, east : Rich-
ard Woodhouse, west : M". Tuttle, north : and the Cove, south.
Sould to \V'". Browne, p. 130.

The 30 (7) 39. Boston granteth to Tho. Foster, the Com'dr. at
the Castle Island, a great lot at the Mount for six heads, uppon
condition expressed for INIount Woollaston lands. This land is
49 Acres, bounded towaixl the north with land of M^ Haughs :
toward the west with land of M'". Benjamin Keaine : toward the

•This name was first spelled by the clerk as iV^etherland, as in the preceding line.
It should be Zetheiiand.



The Book of Possessions. 39

south with the land of Francis Lyall : toward the east with land
of Nathaniell W"', and Francis L3-all. If it be aliened from the
towue, the}- require 2 Acres in seven to be returned to the towne,
or 2s. M. in steed thereof.

Teste John Oliver, secret.

[IIO.] Richard Wooclhouse Ids possession in Boston.

One house and houselott bounded with Thomas Foster on the
east : John Vyall on the west : Georg Griggs on the north : and
the Cove on the south.



Georg Griggs Ids lott and jyossession in Boston.
One houselott bounded with M". Tuttle east : William Davies
west : John Vyall south : and the millne streete north.

[1 11.] Thomas Bdls possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with WiUiam Davies east : Richard
Hollich west : William Blantaine on the south : and the streete on
the north.



Richard Hollich his possession in Boston.

One house and lott bounded with Thomas Bell, east : Gamaliel
Waite, west: William Blaintaiue, south: and the streete north.



[113.] Christopher Lawson his possession in the towae of
Boston .

20 (11) 1645. Richard Bellingham of Boston, Esq. : granted unto
Christopher Lawson of Boston the one equall p'portionable halfe of
the marsh land anciently granted to him by the towne of Boston,
lyeing betweene his owne howse which he bought of ^V. Symons, and
John Lowes. As appeareth by a deed dated 4 (4) 1644.

Richard Bellingham and a scale.

Witnes

Samuel Bellingham
Thomas Lake.

20 (6) 1646. Thomas Buttolph of Boston granted unto Chris-
topher Lawson of Boston a p'cell of land in the Mill field, contein-
ing four Acres and halfe, be it more or lesse, bounded with bay
north east : Nicholas Parker and Val. Hill northwest : and Chris-
topher Stanley south : and this b}' deed dated 20 (6) 1646, acknowl-
edged before John Winthrop, Governor.

[113.] Robert Nunney his possession in the toivne of Boston.

25 (1) 1646. David Selleck of Boston granted unto Robert
Nanney his house and garden thereunto belonging with ten foote
broade for a way leading to the said garden, (foi-merly purchased
of Christopher Lawson) and also ten foote of the wharfe in breadth
from John Hills, and in length from the Dock to his house : being
bounded with John Hills and the streete westerly : the marsh north-
erly : the marsh and Nathaniel Long easterly : and the Cove south-
erly : as appeares by a deed of sale dated 25 (1) 1646 and the
same day acknowledged before M^ Winthrop, Dep. Gov^

David Selleck and a scale.



40 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

Also David Sellcck granted sixe foote more of the wharfe next
adjoyneiug unto the former ten foote, and this b^y deed of sale with
Avarrant}' against all men, and provision that ho should leave roome
to passe upon the wharfe, and land goods as the rest of the neigh-
bours doe. Dat. 29 (5) 1G4G and acknowledged the same day before
M'". Winthrop, Governor.

16 (7) IG50. Paul Allistre granted to Robert Nanney his dwell-
ing house in Boston, taken in execntion of a Judgm'. against Rich:
Straine, bounded with the land of Thomas Lake southwest : Arthur
Perry northeast : Robert Wing northwest : and the cove southeast,
(being in breadth 31 foote as appeares by the apprisement), to-
gether with the land and wharfe to the sd. honse belonging: with
warrantie against all that shall challeng any title thereto, by, from,
or under him or Richard Straine or his p'decessors : and this was
by a deed dated 16 (7) 1650.

Pau. Allistre and a seale.

[114 is blank.]



[115.] ilF. Roger Fletcher his possession in Bostoyi.

26 (4) 1646. Jeremy Houtchin of Boston in the Massachusetts,
tanner, granted unto Roger Fletcher, late of London, merch'. his
dwelling house, garden, orchard and tanpitts in Boston, bonnded
with Benjamin Thwing, south : John Ruggle and Widdow Huune
east : Sudbury streete west : and the lane north. Also a parcell
of land bounded with John Newgate, sonthwest : M^ Staughton,
northwest: the highwa}', northeast: and Thomas Ludkin, south-
east: and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 26. (4) 1646.
Acknowledged the same day before M^ Richard Belhngham.

[116.] Nicholas Busbie his 2'>ossession in Boston.

22 (6) 1646. Edmund -Jacklin of Boston granted unto Nicholas
Busbie, worsted weaver, his dwelling house and garden, be it half
Acre more or lesse, bounded wuth Edmund Dennis north : W™.
Townsend south : the highstreete east : and Edmund Jacklin west.
Acknowledged before the Governor. John Winthrop, esq''. ; 22 (6)
1646.



[117.] William Hailestones possession in Boston.

29 (6) 1646. Edward Fletcher granted unto W". Hailestone,
late of Tanton, taylor, part of his dwelling house, viz', the north
end thereof, being 13 foote north and south, and twenty sixe foote
east and west or thereabout ; with halfe his garden, being thus
bounded : with Thomas Painter north : the Highway east : Na-
thaniel Woodward and Edw. Fletcher south : and the High streete
and Edward Fletcher west : this was by a deed dat. 29 (6) 1646,
ac]i;nowledged before the Governor the same day.

This is againe aliened, p. 128.



[118.] Henry Shrimpton his possession in Boston,
28 (7) 1646. Anthony Stoddard and John Leverit sould unto
Hcnr}' Shrimpton of Boston, Brassier, a dwelling house and garden
in Boston, bounded with the water streete south: the new streete



The Book of Possessions. 41

east : M^ John Wilsons * west : and John Parker north : and this
was by an absokite deed, dat. (5) 1640: acknowledged the 26
(7) 1040, before John Wiuthrop, Governor.



[119.] Abraham Page his jwssessfon in Bonton.

22 (8) 1640. John Steevenson granted his house and 3-ard to
Abraham Page, which is bounded with Nathaniel Bishop east : the
Fort streete north : and Robert Peinolds south and west : as ))y his
deed dated 22 (8) 1046 doth appeare. Acknowledged before M\
John Winthrop, Governor, the same day: this is sould to John
Hauset, page 120.



[120.] John Hansett his 2^ossession in Boston.

Abraham Page granted unto John Hansett of Roxbury his house
and yard in Boston, bounded on the east with Nathaniel Bishop :
the Fort streete on the north : and Robert Reinolds on the south
and on the west: as appeares by his deed dated the 22 (8) 1040 :
acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, the same daj-.

[131.] Ilezekia Usher his possession in Boston.

1.

2. Edmund Jackson of Boston granted unto Hezekiah Usher of
Boston his house and garden in Boston, bounded with ]M^ John
Wilson north and east : the market steed south : and John Coggan
west : being in front to the street 25 foote, and fourty foote docpe :
and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dated I (12) 1046.
Acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, 2 (12) 1640.

[132.] W"^. Wicks his 2Wssession in Boston.

12 (1) 46. John Sweete of Boston granted unto W'". Wicks of
Boston a certaine house and garden in Boston, bounded with Thomas
Aukor southeast : Christopher Stanley southwest and northwest : To
have and tohould to him and his hcires for ever : dat. 25 (12) 1644,
and Acknowledged 12 (1) 1646, before John Winthrop, Governor.

[123.] Joseph Phippeni his possession in Boston.

One housplott which formerl}' was Anchor Ainsworths, and bv
Henry Rashley, Attorney- to the sd- Anchor (as 1)}' his p'curation
dat. 8 (7) 1645 may appeare) sould unto the aforesaid Joseph : as
by his deed of sale, dat. 30 (1) 1647 may appeare: which deed
was acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, the said 30
(1) 47.



[124.] The possession of John Jephson in Boston.

James Oliver by vertue of the last will and testament of John
Oliver late of Boston deceased, hath granted unto John Jepson
the house and garden in Boston which formerly was M". John Oli-
vers : bounded with Valentine Hill southeast "and northeast: the
streete, northwest : and John Pierce and John Knight southwest :
as also the lott of Thomas Marshall which (for one rod length

* Name indistinct.



42 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

abutteth on the southwest at the southerly end of John Knights
and John Pierces lott : and this was bj^ an absohite deed of sale
dated 30 (2) 1G47, and acknowledged before the Governor the
same day.



[135.] The possession of John Anderson in Bocton.

Edmund Grose of Boston granted unto John Anderson of the
same, shipwright, his dwelling house in Boston, situat next to
George Halsalls : and this was by an absolute deed of sale dat.
1 (3) 1647, and acknowledged before the Governor 20th (3) 1647.

[126.] Francis Smith his possessions in Boston.

22 (3) 1647. Edmund Jaclin of Boston gi-anted unto Francis



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