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Smith of Boston, one Acre and halfe of land, be the same more or
lesse, which was b}- him formerly purchased of Daniell Maud and
Rich. Cooke, being bounded on the north with AVilliam Aspinwall :
the CoHTon on the west : Eichard Sherman on the south : and
W". Towusend, Edmund Jacklin, Edmund Dennis and Ei)hraira
Pope on the east : and this was by a deed dated, sealed and d'd
the 22 (3) 1647 before William Aspinwall, publ. notary.

22 (3) 1647. Richard Sherman of Boston granted to Francis
Smith of Boston, halfe an Acre of land in Boston, bounded with
the said P^rancis Smith north : the CoiBon west : the streete south :
and Jane Parker east : and this was by a deed dat. sealed and d'd
the 22 (3) 1647 before William Aspinwall, publick Notary.

Both these are sould, see page 1U2.

12 (7) 1648. W"\ Hudson of Boston, Junior, did sell unto
Francis Smith of Boston, his p't in the dwelling house of W™.
Hudson, senior, being fourty six pound (the whole being one hun-
dred and thirty) : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat.
sealed and delivered 12 (7) 1648, in presence of W™. Aspinwall,
Not. publ.

1 (10) 1648. John Milom of Boston, Coop., granted unto Fran-
cis Smith of Boston his p't in the dwelling house of W'". Hudson,
senior, beinge fourty pounds sterl. (the whole being 130'') : and
this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 29 (12) 1637.

5 (11) 1648. W'". Chamberlaine assigned unto Francis Smith
and his heires forever his house and ground thereto belonging,
formerly bought of the sd. Francis, being bounded on the north
with the lane : on the east with the highstreete : Richnrd Carter
on the south : and the Coiiion on the west. This assignment was
dated 4 (11) 1648.

W*'. Chamberlaine.

This house was againe sould to Ri. Wilson : p.

18 (2) 1651. Ambrose Leech of Boston for valueable consider-
ation granted to Francis Smith a p'cell of land in Boston in breadth
all betwecne the house which is Joseph Wormalls and the land of
the sd. Francis, being at the streete eight or nine foote more or
lesse, and so according to the range by the end of Joseph Worm-
alls house, unto the wharfe or Cove : and this was by a deed dat.
16 (2) 1601. Signed, sealed and d'd. in presence of W™. Aspin-
wall, Not'y publ.



The Book of Possessions. 43

[127.] The possession of Arthur Clarke in Boston,

5 (5) 1G47. Ilemy Pease of Boston, plauter, granted unto Ar-
thur Clarke of the same, carpenter, a eertaiue p'cell of ground,
being in breadth fourty two foote and h at the front, and ninety 8
foote and J- in length on the southwest side : the other side being
ninety one foote and J- : and the end 38 foote : bounded on the
southeast with the streete : Mr. Paine southwest : and liis owne
lott on the northeast and northwest : and this was b}^ an absolute
deed of sale, dat. 28 (4) 1G47, and acknowledged before M'. Nowel
5 (5) 1647.

I, W". Ting, doe heereb}- Give halfe my five lots of land of the
Betweene goodm. Fippenuys and the bridge in Boston to
my Couzen Jno. Francklyn, to him and his heires for ever. Bos-
ton. 15, 11'"°- lGo2. p me AVm. Tynge

Entred and recorded 2 Feb. 1G52, p. Edw. Eawson, Recorder.

The testimony of W°\ Francklin, aged about forty five years :
being by occasion at M^ W"\ Tings house upon the 15 (11) 1G52,
hard M''. W'". Tinge say that one half of the five Roods of land
belowe the high way betweene the bridge and goodman Fippennies,
he did give to his Cozen John FranekUn, and would confirme it by
deede to him.

Taken upon oath, the first of the 12'"°- 1652 before Mr. Hib-
bins.

Entred and Recorded, 2d February 1G52. Edward Rawson,
Recorder.

This deede of guift within written under Capt. W"\ Tings own
hand, I, W"\ Phillips, jun., of Boston do testifie that it was d'd
unto my Brother John Franckling by M''. Willm. Tinge in my pres-
ence : witnes my hand this (1) day of the 12 mo. 1G52.

Taken upou oath the I of the 12 mo. 1G52 before Mr. Hibbins.

Entred aud Recorded 2d february 1G52. p. Edw. Rawson,

Recorder.

[128.] Richard Lippincot his p>ossessio7i in Boston.

31 (5) 1G47. William Hailestone of Boston, Tailor, gTanted
unto Rich. Lippincot of Boston, Barber, his house aud garden in
Boston, bounded with Tho. Painter north : the high street and Ed-
ward Fletchers garden west : the high way east : Nathaniel Wood-
ward and Edward Fletclier south : and this was by an absolute
deed of sale, dat. 31 (5) and acknowledged before l^P. Endicot
10th of the G"°- 1G47.

[129,] John Vyall his possession in Boston.

One house and garden containeing halfe an Acre bounded on the
east Richard Woodhouse : the high way on the west : Georg Griggs
north : and the marsh and Cove on the South.

Aliened to W™. Cosin, Booke 2, page 27.

[130.] W"'. Broivne his possession in Boston.

Thomas Foster granted to W"\ Brown late of Salem, his house
and garden in Boston, bounded with Jonathan Nogoos east : Georg
Griggs north : Richai'd Woodhouse west : and Cove south : and



44 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

this was by an absolute deed dat. 13 (8) 1G47 : and acknowledged
before the Governor the same day.

[131.] Thomas Beamont his jwssession in Boston.

Thomas Foster of Boston granted unto Tho: Beamont of Lon-
don, JMariner, fourtie nine Acres of land at Mount Woollaston,
bounded on the north with M''. Atherto Ilaugh : Benja-min Keane on
the west : Francis Lyle south : Nathanicll Williams and Francis
Lyle on the east. And this was by a deed of absolute sale, dat.
9 (8) 1G47: and acknowledged before the Governor 19 (8) 1G47.

Also he granted a hyewa}' of six foote to be maintained between
Barnabas Fawer, James Mattox, Arthur Perry and his owne, at
the head of the lotts. 14 (1) 1C48.



[133.] William Chamhedaine his possession in Boston.

9 (9) 1G47. Francis Smith granted unto William Chamberlaine
liis house and garden together with the shopp and houseinge unto
the same belonging, being bounded on the north with the lane : on
the west with tlie Coinon : the high streete east : and Richard Car-
ter south : and this was by an absolute deed dat, 30th of October
1G47; acknowledged the 9 (9) 1G47 before M"". llibbins.

This was again assigned to Francis Smith, see p. 12G.

[133.] Barnabas Fawer his jjossession in Boston.

14 (1) 1G47. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto Barnabas
Fawer of Boston, a houslott in Boston bounded with the Cove
southeast : the lane northeast : James JMattocks southwest : and
his owne norwest : and this by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 23
(9) 1G4G, and acknowledged before M^ W". Hibbins, 14 (7)
1647.

[134.] James Mattox his possession in Boston.

14(1) 1 G47. Valentine Hill granted unto James Mattox in Bos-
ton a certaine houslott in Boston, bounded with Arthur Perry
southwest : the Cove southeast : Barnabas Fawer northeast : and
his owne land northwest : and this was by a deed dat. 23 (9) 1G4G,
and acknowledged before M^ W™. Hibbins 14 (1) 1648. Also he
granted a hyewaye of six foote to be maintained at the head of the
lotts of Barnabas Fawer, James Mattox and Arthur Perry for
theire accommodation and his owne. 14 (1) 1G47.

[135.] The possession of Robert Turner, shoomaker, in
Boston.

14 (2) 48. Valentine Hill granted unto Robert Turner, one
house and garden in Boston, bounded with Thomas Buttolph
north : Thomas Hawkins south : John Biggs west : and the streete
east: and this was by deed dat. 1 (10) 1G44, and acknowledged
before M^ Bellingham 10 (2) 1G48.

[136.] The possessions of Ciristopher Clarke of Boston.
12 (3) 1G48. Nicholas Willis of Boston granted unto Ciiristo-
pher Clarke of the same, mariner, his house and garden in Boston



The Book of Possessions. 45

bounded with Jolin Bntton southwest : the street east : Thomas
Painter northerly- : and James Everill westerly : and this was by
an absohite deed of sale dated 12 (3) 1G48.

N1CI101.AS "Willis and a seale.
Sealed and d'd in presence of
William Aspinwall
James Allison.

[137.] Tlie possession of James Nash in Boston.

7 (4) 1G48. John Milom of Boston granted unto James Nash
of Wayraouth, a ccrtainc parcell of marsh in Boston, being fourty
foote in breadth at the front, bounded with the Mill creeke south-
west ; the highway northwest : M^ W". Ting northeast and south-
east, as farr as low water markc : and this was by a deed, dated
and sealed before William Aspinwall, Notary publ. 7 (4) 1G48.

[138.] John Lake his 2')ossession in Boston.

14 (4) 1648. Richard Hogg of Boston sould unto John Lake of
Boston his house and garden in Boston, bounded with John Mar-
shall south : Nathaniel Eaton north : Amos Richardson and W".
Hudson east : and the high streete west : as appeares by a deed
dat. 21 (8) 1G45. witnes Philemon Pormort. bould to Thomas
Wiborne, p. 139.

26 (4) 1648. Thomas Wibourne granted unto John Lake of
Boston a certaine p'cell of land, conteineing eleven perches be the
same more or lesse, being bounded with Robt. Reinoulds on the
north and the east : Edward Fletcher south : and the high streete
west: and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 26 (4) 1648, sealed
and delivered before me, William Aspinwall, Notaiy publick.

[139.] Thomas Wiborne his possession in Boston.

14 (4) 1648. John Lake granted unto Thomas Wiborne his
dwelling house in Boston andlhe garden thereto belonging, bemg
bounded on the south with John Marshall : Nathaniell Eaton north :
Amos Richardson and W™. Hudson east : the high streete west :
and this was by an absolute deed of sale. Dated the 14 (4) 1648,
before William Aspinwall, publick Notary.



[140.] John Phillips his possession in Boston.

16 (4) 1648. John Milom granted unto John Phillips all that
his dwelling house and shop and garden in Boston, bounded on
the northeast with John Hill : the lane southwest : Tho. Yow *
northwest : and the Cove southeast : and this was sealed and
delivered the 16 (4) 1648, before me, W". Aspinwall Notary
publ.

[141.] Henry Browne his possession in Boston.

20 (4) 1648. "WilUam Douglas of Boston granted unto Henry
Browne of Limehouse, mariner, a parcell of land, part of his
houselott in Boston, containeing fifty six perches, three quar-

* This name is often spelt Yeo.



46 City Document No. 4G. — Part 2.

ters, of land, be the same more or lesse ; being in front at the sea
thirty one foote, and in front toward the streete fyve rod, three
foote, or thereabouts : bounded on the northeast with Joseph
Baster, the River and W°'. Douglas : on the southeast with W".
Douglas and the streete : on the southwest, with W"". PhiUips and

: and on the northwest with Joseph Baster and

Thomas Anchor : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, sealed
and d'd in presence of me, William Aspinwall, Not. publ. the
20 (4) 1G48.



[143.] TF". Douglas his possession in Boston.

Walter Merry in behalfe of himselfe and Thomas Anchor, granted
unto W". Douglas of Boston, Coop., one dwelling house in Boston,
scituate betweene the lotts of John Sweete and John Seabury, to-
gether with the shopp which was Thomas Anchors and the ground
thereunto belonging : and this was b}' an absolute deed of sale dated
1 (3) 1G4G, acknowledged before W. Belhngham 15" (4) 1648.

Walter Merry granted unto W™. Douglas one little house with
the ouse* late in the tenure and occupation of John Newgrove,
ftdjo3'ing to the former house and ground, to have and to hould
the said house and ground to him and his heires forever. Dat. 12
(1) 1G47, and acknowledged before Mr. Bellingham, 15 (4) 1648.



[143.] John Baker his possession in Boston.

1 (4) 1G48. Joseph Phippeni granted unto Joh. Baker the moietie
or one halfe of his house lott, being in breadth twentie foote,
bounded on the south with Thomas Savage : W"'. Phillips west :
the said Joseph Phippeni north : and the Bay east : and this was
by an absolute deed of sale, sealed and d'd in presence of W"\ Aspin-
wall, publ. Notarie.



[144.] M''. TF". Davies, Apothecari/, his possession in Boston.

2 (G) 1G48. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto W™. Davies
a certaine p'cell of land in the Newfiicld in Boston, being foure
Acres more or lesse, bounded on the north with James Pen : John
Biggs and James Pen on the west : Robert Turner on the east :
and Thomas Buttolph on the south : and this was by an absolute
deed of sale sealecl and delivered before W". Aspinwall, Not.
publ. the 2 (G) 1G48.



[145.] Richard Beniiet his possession in Boston.

26 (6) 1648. W™. Phillips and Susan his wife granted unto
Richard Bennet of Boston twoe or three Acres of land in Boston
in the Mill field, bounded with theire owne land northwest, south-
west and northeast : and on the southeast with the lands of the sd.
Richard Bennet and W". Phillips : and this w^as by a deed sealed
and delivered 26 (6) 1648, before W^illiam Aspinwall, Not. publicke.

12 (1) 1650. Thomas Clark of Boston, merch'., for valueable
consideration rec"d., granted to Richard Bennet of Boston one
quarter of an Acre of land in Boston, in the mill field, bounded

* Th>i8 ia the origifial.



The Book of Possessions. 47

with the barne and bai'iie j-ard of the sd. Rich, on the northeast:
the streete southeast : AV". Phillips southwest and northwest : and
this was 1)3' a deed dated 12 (1) iGaO, before me W". Aspinwall
sealed and delivered.



[146.] Richard Straine his j^ossession in Boston.

25 (7) 1648. Valentine Hill of Boston granted nnto Richard
Straine of of* Boston, one Acre of laud in Boston, be the same
more or lesse, being bounded on the southwest with M^ Nathaniell
Eldred : M^ John Oliver and the high waj^es northwest and north-
east : Arthur Perry and the greate Cove southeast : and this was by
an absolute deed of sale dated the 27lh of August 1G48, and
Acknowledged by M^ Hill before mee W™. Aspinwall 25 (7) 1G48.
Witnes Henr}' Shrimpton and Thom. Bomsted.



[14:7.] George MicheU his ^wssessioyi in Boston.

10 (8) 1G48. Joseph Phippeni of Boston granted unto George
Michell a house and house lott in Boston, bounded on the north
with Capt. Thomas Hawkins : John Baker on the south : the Ba}"
on the east : and W"\ Phillips on the west : and this was by a deed
dat. 10 (8) 1G48, before W". Aspinwall, Not. publ.



[148.] John Langdon his 2^ossession in Boston.

Nathaniell Woodward, Junior, granted unto John Langdon of
[Bo]tston, his dwelling house and garden in Boston, being bounded
on the [south]! '"'ith Richard Waite : Edward Fletcher on the
north : Nathaniell Bishop on the east : and the high streete on the
west: and this was by an absolute deed, dat. IG (8) 1G48, sealed
and d'd before William [ Aspin] -j-wall and Robert Button.



[149.] liice Jonies his possession in Boston.

17 (9) 1G48. Robert Bur nam granted nnto Rice Jones of Bos-
ton a houslott in Boston, bounded on the south with Robert
Burnam : ould Rawlins on the north : the highway cast : and W™.
Phillips west: and this was by a deed, dat. 17J (9) 1G48, before
W". Aspinwall, Not. publ.




[Here ends the Record of Possessions, the next page, the reverse
of p. 149, being occupied with part of a contemporaneous in-
dex. At the foot of pp. 145-149 are some notes of stray cattle
recorded in 1G75 b}^ Free Grace Bendall, and in 1G93 by another
clerk.]

* Repeated tliu's.

tJSTcaily illegible in oi-iginal.

j This date imy be read 27 (9) 1648.



48 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

The following document is undoubtedly worth a place ; it is at
the foot of p. 145 : —

Massachusetts Collony John Leverett, esq"". Gov'.

IN New England

[The Seale.] To all people who shall see these presents or
hearc them read, greeting. Know yee that Lancelott Talbott and
Joseph Smith have bought of the Tresurcr of this Collony seaven
Indians, viz'. George, William, Hawkins, great David, Ivoulcy,
John Indian and Tommoquin, which Indians were sentanc'd to be
sould for slaves : to which end the said Talbott and Smith may trans-
port them to any place out of this Continent. In testimony of the
truth hereof, I have caused the publique seale of the Collony to be
affixed hereunto, this 22 of 9'"' lG7o, Ano'q. Regni Regis Caroli.
secundi nunc Aug* xxvii.

John Leverett, Gov'.

Recorded and compard, 20"". 9*". 75, pr, F. Bendall, Rec.

* The next word is indistinct.



INDEX TO THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS.



Adams, 5.
Addington, 23.
Ainsworth, 21, 41.
Alcock, 33.
Allington, 15.
Allison, 45.
Allistrc, 40.

I Anchor, 46.

I Ankor, 41.
Anderson, 9, 12, 42.
Angler, 14.
Arnold, 8.

( Aspinwal, 1.

i Aspinwall, 2, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19,
20, 21, 23, 24, 20, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35,
37, 42, 45, 46, 47.
Astwood, 28.

Baker, 46, 47.

Barker, 30.

Barlow, 11.

Barrel!, 18,19.

Bastcr, 4G.

Bateman, 35.

Bates, 13, 18, 23.

Baulston, 17.

Baxter, 38.

Bay, the, 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 21, 22, 29, 34,
38, 46, 47.
Salt, 8, 19.

Beamont, 44.

Bcaraslcy, 7, 22, 25, 31.
) Heck, 14, 15, 23,25.
I Bccko, 1.

Bcek, 14.

j Be), 35.

i Bell, ::9.
Belchar, 33, 34.

I Belcher, 33.

Bcllingham, 1, 3, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20, 28,
33, 40, 44, 46.

Bondr.ll, 2, 3, 8, 13, 16, 20, 21, 22, 47, 48.

IJennet, 7, V'>, 46.

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