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Selleck, 4, 39, 40.
/ Scllick, 4, 21, 22, 31.
Serch, 35.
Shaw, IS, 19.

Sherman, 2, 27, 29, 31, 37, 42.
i Shoarc, 11, 12.
) Shore, 5, 9, 12, 22,
Shrimpton, 40, 47.
Si net, 2, 15, 35.
Smith, 2, 6, 7, 37, 42, 44, 48.
\ Snow, 33.
I Snowe, 2.
Souther, 24.
Spoone, 3.
Spoore, 2, 16, 24, 27.
Springate, 2, 4, 23.
I Stanley, 1, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17,
I Stanly, 10.
Starbuck, 31.
j Staughton,40.
( Stoughton, 4.
\ Steevenson, 23, 41.
( Stevenson, 26, 37.
Stillman, 17.
Stoddard, 3, 20, 40.
Straine, 40, 47.
Stratton, 16.

Streele, the, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
24, 25, 26,27,28,29,30,31,
34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42,
46, 47.
Gentry Hill, 14, 15.
Cove, 3.
Fortt, 3, 37, 41.
High, 2, 3, 19, 23, 26, 27, 30, 33,

37,40, 42,43,44,45,47.
Market, 3.
Mill. 8, 35, 37, 38.
Millne, 39.
New, 40.

Sudbury, 3, 4, 13, 14, 21, 40.
Water, 3, 40.
Sweete, 5, 6, 11, 22, 29, 41, 46.
) Symonds, 14.
ISymons, 1,9, 10, 21,39.
i Syndcrland, 28,29.
( Synderlant, 23.

T.albott, 48.

I Talmage, 33, 34.

) Talmidge, 2.
Tanton, 40.
Tapping, 26, 37.
Tcft, 8, 38.
Thomas, 24.
Thompson, 8.
Thwing, 3,13,14,40.

fTing, 17,43,43.
Tinge, 43.

^ Tings, 11.

I Tyng, 2, 3, 13, 16, 17, 18,21, 28.

ITynge, 1,24.



3, 41.



10, 12,
22, 23,



52



Index to the Book of Possessions.



Townsend, 31, 37, 40, 42.
Toy, 10.

( 'J'ruesd.iiie, 21.

j Triiosd.ilo, 2o, 28, 30.
Tunicr, 13, 24, 25, 26, 27, 38, 44, 46.
Tuttlc, 7, 8, 38, 39.

Usher, 4, 5, 41.

Vyall, 39, 43.

Waite, 28, 36, 37, 39, 47.
Walker, 17, 33, 34.
Ward, 20, 27.
Watering Place, 35.
Way, the, 12, 22, 37.
Waymoulh, 4a.
( Web, 19.

} Webb, 5, 7, 15, 17, 21, 23, 29, 32.
( Wecbb, 4,
Weeke.s 16.
Wells, 22.

Wcrdall, 5, 9, 11, 15, 18, 19, 29.
Wheeler, 35.
White, 36.
I Wiborno, 45.
i Wibourne, 45.
Wicks, 6, 41.



Willard, 31.

Williams, 26, 30, 44.

Willis, 18, 19, 44, 45.

Wilson, 2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20,28, 30,

35,41,42.
Wind Mill, 30.
Wing, 19, 23, 32, 40.

f Winthrop, 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 15, 19, 22, 24, 25,32,
J 3'), 39, 40, 41.
1 Winthrope, 24.

IWinthropp, 1,4, 32.
Woodhouse, 38, 39, 43.

( Woodwar, 37.

\ Woodward, 14, 15, 26, 27, 30, 33, 34, 35,36,

( 40, 43, 47.
Wonnall, 42.
Wright, 18, 30.

Yow, 45.



George, 4S.
Great David, 48.
Hawkins, 48.
John, 48.
Ilouley, 48.
'J'omnioquin, 48.
WiUlam,48.



INDIANS.



APPENDIX.

NOTES ON BOOK OF POSSESSIONS.



It has already been mentioned, in the Introduction to this Part,
that Mr. Winsor had furnished in the second volume of the
Memorial History of Boston, plans and descriptions elucidating
the Book of Possessions. By the kindness of the publishers of
that book, and in concurrence with Mr. Winsor's consent, leave was
obtained to reproduce that sketch ; but, on furtlier consideration,
this idea was somewhat changed. Mr. Winsor's plans were not
exact parts of one map ; as, for satisfactory reasons, he repeated
some parts of one plan in another. In other words, if his several
plans were cut out and laid side by side, they would not make one
continuous map.

On the other hand, Lamb's map was constructed on a continuous
S3'stem. Of its ten sheets, nine contained portions of the outline
of old Boston. It seemed, therefore, best to reduce his sections to
a size suited to our pages, and to give a number to each estate.
In the reduced form it is impossible to give the names of the
owners of lots, as Lamb has done, or to give his boundary lines.
This is the less to be regretted, because, as already stated, those
lines are purely imaginary. On the other hand, by using plans
covering exactly tlie same territory as Lamb's, the present notes
can always be used as a key or guide to those larger plans.

The writer has accordingly carefully revised the reduced plans
and indicated the lots b^' numbers. For the descriptions Winsor's
text was used wherever it could be, the additions and corrections
being put in parenthesis and initialed. In this wa}' the first place
is given to Winsor, who is entitled to the credit of having first
suggested and executed the method of making the Book of Posses-
sions available to tlie general reader. In a few instances the
revision has led the editor to differ from Winsor and Lamb, but
in most of the descriptions tliere is no cause for doubt.

Of course much remains to be done in tracing each lot from
the first grant to the present time. Mr. Bowditch's Gleaner
articles (volume five of the Record Commissioners' Reports) show
how interesting the study of old titles and boundaries may be
made. As the Book of Possessio7is gives bounds and not measure-
ments, the size and form of the first grant can be discovered only
when these lots became subject to sale or division.



54 City Document No. 46. — Part 2.

It is confidently hoped that the plans, descriptions, and number-
ing now submitted to all interested, will prove of sufficient assist-
ance to stimulate renewed labor in the investigation of our early
topograph}^ The annexed table will show that all of the first
gi'ants recorded in the Book of Possessions have been located,
with a reasonable degree of accuracy, covering thus the first one
hundred and eleven pages of that work.

Undoubtedly the publication of the second portion of the Boston
Town Records (A.D. 1660-1700), now in press, and to be issued
as a Report of the Record Commissioners, will supply many facts
hitherto unknown. Much also remains to be gleaned from the
first volume of those Town Records already printed. Even the
Records of the Colon}-, published by the State so many years ago,
have apparently not been systematically examined for Boston
items.

When the necessary material has been gathered, it will be
possible to write such a history of Boston as will satisfy the anti-
quary ; and it is not perhaps absurd to anticipate that in another
century the inhabitants of our Western States will trace the noted
localities in Boston with the same reverent interest with which we
now visit the cities and towns of England.

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE.



KEY TO EEFEEENCES.



In the following list tlie Boole of Possessions is followed page
by page, and the reference shows on which of the subsequent
maps and explanatory notes each lot is to be found. No notice,
of course, is taken of the lots granted outside of Boston, nor of
the transfers by deed.



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6.


Richard BelUngbam


1


G.41


27.


Thomas Clarke


K. 19






2


H. 15




Thomas Marshall.


G. 10






3


a. 19


28.


Thomas Joy


1 K. 20


6.


Thomas Fowle


1


P. 99






2 K. 17






2


n. 3




John Low,


G. 18


7.


•William Ilibbins


1


S (Jr. 75
1 G. 107


29.


Richard Rawlins
Henry Symous.


K. 18
G. 20


8.


Edward Gibbons


1
2


G. 99
H. 3


30.


Isaac Cullimer


1 K. 21

2 K. 16




Atherton Haugh


1


F. 64




John Milom


G. 4






2


F. 3


31.


Uartholomew Pasmer


K.22


0.


Joh'i Cotton




H. 13




David I'hippeny


G. 6


10.


William Tyng


1


G. 40


32.


P'rancis Hudson.


K. 23






2


G. 6




John Cole


H. 8




Robert Keayne


1


G.Sl


33.


Matthew Chaffie


K.25






2


F. 31




Nathaniell Chappell


U. 7


11.


John Wilson




G. 85


34.


John Gallop


K.24




Mr Diinstcr




G. 45




James Hawkins


H.27


12.


John Newgate.




II. 21


35.


Sampson Shoare


G. 1




Daniel Maud.




n. 14




William Kirkby.


11.26


13.


Thomas OUiver


1


G. 73


36.


Ricnard Sant'ord.


H. 29






2


11.44




Robert Meeres.


I II. 47






3


F. 3a






2 H. 36




Robert Uowen,




11.13






3 H. 30


14.


Thomas Lovcrit




G. 6S


37.


Henry Fane


H. 20




Edmund Jackson


1


11. 10




Jeremy lloutchin


H. 11






2


11.35


38.


Thomas Makepeace


G. 28


15,


William Copp




I. 3




Benjamin Tliwing


G. 51




John Mellowes


1


U. 9


39.


William Wilson


1 G. 52


16.


Edwin Croodwin




If. 2






2 E. 13




(iabriel Fish




G. 15




Joshua Scotto


1 G.60


17.


John Sweeto




K. 3






2 E. 5




Henry Tease


1


U. 5


40.


Alexand' Beck


1 G.49


18.


John Scaberry.
John Smith.




K. 5

n. 2






i H. 47
3 H. 32


19.


Walter Merry.




K. 6




John Biggs


G. 47




John Davies


1


G. 14


41.


James Browne


I G. 43


20.


W™ Lieamsley


1


K. 8






2 E. 2




Jamea Johnson.


1


11.24






J H. 46






2


F. 92




Thomas Hawkins


I G. 46






3


E. 22






2 G. IJ






4


H. 1


42.


Thomas Buttolph


1 G. 43


21.


Anne Tuttle


1
3


K. 9
F. 27






2 F. 103*
i K. 1


21.


Bartholomew Chcevcr










4 K. 1


22.


Capt. Nehemiah liourne.
John Arnold




kTio




6 I. 2










8 E. 2*


23.





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