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HISTOET



OF



PLYMOUTH COUNTY,



MASSACHUSETTS,



WITH



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES



OF MANY OF ITS



Pioneers and Prominent Men.



COMPILED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF

D. HAMILTON HURD.



ILLUSTRATED.



PHILADELPHIA:
J. W. LEWIS & CO.

18 84.



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Copyright, 1884, by J. W. Lewis & Co.



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PART I



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CONTENTS.



PAOK

GENERAL HISTORY 1

HISTORY OF PLYMOUTH 64

HISTOUY OF WAREHAM 191

HISTORY OF PEMBROKE £33

HISTORY OF KINGSTON 245

HISTORY OF LAKEVILLE 290

HISTORY OF MARION 321

HISTORY OF ROCHESTER 329

HISTORY OF HANSON 340

niSTORY OF DUXBURY 356

HISTORY OF MATTAPOISETT 366

HISTORY OF HANOVER 368

HISTORY OF SCITUATE AND SOUTH SCITUATE 399

HISTORY OF CARVER 444

HISTORY OF ABINGTON 464

HISTORY OF SOUTH ABINGTON 503

HISTORY OF ROCKLAND 523

HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRIDGEWATER 539

HISTORY OF BROCKTON 544

HISTORY OF BRIDGEWATER 772

HISTORY OF EAST BRIDGEWATER 833

HISTORY OF WEST BRIDGEWATER 888

HISTORY OF MIDDLEBORO' 938

HISTORY OF HINGHAM 1056

HISTORY OF PLYMPTON 1104

HISTORY OF HALIFAX 1130

HISTORY OF MARSHFIELD 113-1

HISTORY OF HULL 1173

APPENDIX 1101



BIOGRAPHICAL.



PAOE

A Jinn s, Samuel 23S

Alden, Albert 1039

Alger, Abiezer 931

Allen, George M 443

AlleD, James S 880

Allen, Morrill 243

Ames, Franklin 744

Andrew, John A 35

Andrew, John F 66

Arnold, M. N 498

Atwood, Benjamin S 519

At wood, S ha. lro.cn 1047

Burrows, Horatio 1041

Barstow, Daniel 398

Bassett, A. Waldo 829

Bates, Jacob P 518

Baylies, William 15

Beat, Benjamin 537

Beal, Joseph S 57

Beal, Thomas P 21

Blackmer, G. B 338

Bouve, Thomas T 1101

Bowers, George P 460

Bradford, William 9

Brett, William F 770

Brown, Bartholomew 27

Bryant, William Cullen 14

Burgess, Tristam 25

Burgess, Thomas 24

Cury, Lucius 58

Clark, Nathaniel 14

Comstock, W. W 1050

Conant, Marshall 825

Copeland, H. F 521

Copeland, Nathan 929

Copeland, Pardon 929

Corthell, William P 522

Crocker, Edward 684

Curtis, George 396

Cusbing, John 10

Cushing, William 59

Davis, Charles G 48

Davis, John 11

Davis, Nathaniel M 18

Delano, B. F 439

Delano, E. 11 _ 440

Doggett, Perez F 232

Drury, Otis ., 930

Dunbar, William H 510

Dyer, E. Porter 521

Eddy, Zachuriah 17

Edes, Oliver 188

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PAOK

Fobes family (the) 824

Fobes, Joseph B 825

Ferguson, James 821

Frenoh, Joseph 53C

French, Joseph E 536

Gleason, J. C 538

Guy, Ebenezer 16

Gordon, Timothy - 188

Griffith, Thomas B 402

Gurney, Duvid B 514

Gurney, E. B. K 355

IIull, Sumuel 1169

llurris, Benjamin W 44

Harris, Charles W _ 885

Harris, Jacob B 53

Hay ward, Melville 58

Heuly, Oliver G 518

Hobart, Aaron 28

Hobart, Benjamin 508

Holmes, Abraham 23

Holmes, Charles J 21

Holmes, John 13

Howard, Benjamin B 924

Howard, Caleb 58

Howard, Charles E 927

Howard, Daniel _ 68

Howard family (the) 924

Howard, Francis E 920

Howard, Frederick 769

Howard, James 92S

Howard, John 924

Jacobs, Elisha 441

Jenks, J. W. P 1053

Keith, Albert 747

Keith, Bela 766

Keith, George E 683

Keith, Preston B 684

Keith, Slillmnn 831

Koith, Ziba C 746

Kingman, Benjamin 764

Kingman, Bradford 57

Kingman, C. D 1043

Kingman, Hosca 62

Kingman, John W "66

Kingman, Joseph 933

Kingman, Josiah W 767

Kingman, Luoius 68

Kingmun, Rufus P 748

Lune, Jenkins 635

Latham, Williams 41

Leach, Franklin 830

Leach, James C 828



ILLUSTRATIONS.



PAGE

I.o Barou, J. B ™ 1044

Leouard, Caleb F .. 823

Leonard, Qeorge « 1168

Luoourd, Spencer 827

Lincoln, Solomon 53

Long, Jobn D _ 37

Loud, Jacob II 42

Lyou, William E ... 500

Miller, Abisbai 1042

Miller, Setb 26

Mitchell, James II 884

Mitchell, Nabuui 22

Morton, Ellia W 58

M unlock, Jesse ...... 459

Oaborue, William H 55

Packard, Auatiu . 59

Paokard, Davis S 749

Packard, Ellia 768

Packard, Marcus 769

Peiree, Ebeuezer W 1053

Peiroe, llenry B 500

Poirce, Peter H 1033

Perkins, D. S 1046

Perkius, Elijah E 1046

Perkins, Jonas It 49

Perry, E. Y 394

Pettee, Joseph 501

Phillips, Ezra 392

Phillips, Willard 887

Poole, Franklin 533

Pratt, Enoch 1035

Pratt, Isaac, Sr 1034

Pratt, Isaac, Jr „ 1037

Pratt, Jared 1038

Heed, Levi 538

Heed, Horace 522

Reed, Washington 535

Reed, William L 512

Ripley, Ebed L 1103

Ruggles, Timothy 59

Russell, Thomas 12

Samp-urn, Chandler 1170



PAGE

Savery, William 461

Sawyer, F. A 231

Simmons, Perez • 50

Smith, H. S. B 1052

Southworth, Henry 765

Sprague, Peleg 12

Stetson, Martin S 516

Stetson, Nahum 821)

Swift, Van R 828

Swift, Zephauiah 26

Sylvester, John 39t»

Thomas, John B 21

Thomas, Nathaniel '-'

Tisdale, Edward 032

Tobey, Joshua B 226

Thomas, Joshua 10

Turner, John B 442

Wales, Welcome H 745

Ward, Eliab 53

Ward, Qeorge 32l>

Ward, James W 497

Warren, Charles H 12

Waterman, Asa 1171

Waterman, L. C 397

Webster, Daniel 29

Weston, Thomas 1048

White, Jonathan 59

Whitman, Augustus.. 515

Whitman, Benjamin 50

Whitman, Eliab 59

Whitman, Jared 19

Whitman, Kilborn 19

Whitman, Noah 934

Wilbur, R. A _ 1128

Williams, Charles T _ 935

Winslow, Isaac 10

Winslow, John 5u

Wood, Wilkes 10

Wood, William H 10

Wood, William H 44

Young, Welcome 27



ILLUSTRATIONS.



PAOX

Adams, Samuel 288

Aldeu, Albert 1040

Alger, Abiezer 931

Allen, George M 443

Allen, James S 886

Allen, Morrill.... 244

Amu, Franklin 744

Andrew, John A 36

Andrew, John F 56

Arnold, M. N 498

Atwuod, Benjamin S 520

Atwood, Suadrach 1047

ltiirriws, Horatio 1041



PAGk

Burstow, Daniel 399

Bassett, A. Waldo 829

Bates, Jacob P 519

Beal, Benjamin 537

Beal, Josoph S 57

Ulackmer, G. B 33S

llouve, Thomas T llul

Bowers, Geo. P 40u

Bridgewater Library SI:;

Coinstock, W. W loin

Conant, Marshall 825

Copeland, II. F ."ii'l

Copeland, Nathan 'J29



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ILLUSTRATIONS.



pi as

Copeland, Pardon 929

Crocker, Edward 635

Curtis, George 397

Delano, B. F ~ 439

Delano, E. H 440

Doggett, Perez P 232

Drury, Otis 930

Dunbar, William H 510

Edes, Oliver 188

Fobes, Job. B 824

French, Joseph 536

French, Joseph E 536

Gordon, Timothy 189

Griffith, Thomas B 462

Gurney, David B * 514

Gurney, E. B. K 355

Hall, Samuel 1169

Harris, Benjamin W 44

Harris, Charles W , 885

Healy, Oliver Q 518

Hobart, Aaron 28

Hobart, Benjamin • > 508

Howurd, Benjamin B 924

Howard, Charles E 927

Howard Collegiate Institute 918

Howard, Francis E 926

Howard, Frederick 769

Howard, James •..•.... 928

Jacobs, Elisha 441

Jenks, J. W. P 1053

Keitb, Albert. 747

Keith, Bela 768

Keith, George E 683

Keith, Preston B 684

Keith, Stillman 831

Keitb, Ziba C 745

Kingman, Benjamin 764

Kingman, C. D„ 1043

Kingman, Hosea 52

Kingman, John W 767

Kingman, Joseph 933

Kingman, Josiah W 767

Kingman, Rufus P 748

Landing or the Pilgrims 74

Lane, Jenkins 534

Latham, Williams 40

Leach, Franklin '. 830

Leach, Jame9 C 828

Le Baron, J. B 1044

Leonard, Caleb F 823

Leonard, George 1168

Leonard, Spencer 827

Long, John D 38

Loud, Jacob H 42

'" MuyQower," the 72

iMillor, Abishai 1042



PAOE

Mitchell, James U.. 884

Mitchell, Nabum. _ 22

M unlock, Jesse 459

National Monument to the Forefather* 64

Osborne, William H 55

Paokard, Davis S 749

Paokard, EIIU _ 768

Paokard, Marous „ 770

Peirce Academy, Middleboro' 1028

Peirce, Ebenezer W 1054

Peirce, Peter H„ 1033

Perkins, Daniel S 1046

Perkins, Elijah E„ 1046

Perkins, Jonas R 49

Perry, E. Y 394

Phillips, Eira „ 392

Pilgrim Hall 190

Plymouth Rook 190

Plymouth Rook Canopy 190

Plymouth Square 78

Poole, Frunklin 433

Pratt, Enooh 1035

Pratt, Sr., Isaao 1034

Pratt, Jr., Isaao 1037

Pratt, Jared 1038

Reed, Washington 535

Reed, William L 512

Ripley, Ebed L : H03

Sampson, Chandler 1170

Savery, William 461

Sawyer, F. A 231

Sorooby, Eogland, Manor-House of. 66

Scrooby, England, view of. 66

Simmons, Perez 50

Smith, H. S. B 1052

South worth, Henry 765

Stetson, Martin S 516

Stetson, Nahum 820

Swift, Van R 828

Sylvester, John 396

Tisdale, Edward 932

Tobey, Joshua B 226

Turner, John B„ 442

Wales, Weloome n 746

Ward, George 320b

Ward House, the 320a

Ward, James W ~ 497

Waterman, Asa 1'71

Waterman, L. C 398

Weston, Thomas 104 s

Whitman, Augustus 515

Whitman, Jared '9

Whitman, Noah 934

Wilbur, R. A 1128

Williams, Charles T„ 935






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HISTORY OF PLYMOUTH COUNTY.



CHAPTER I.

GEOGRAPHICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE.



11V WILLIAM T. DA VIS.



Geographioal — Descriptive — New Plymouth Colony — Division
into Counties in 1(585 — Organization of Plymouth County —
Original Bounds — Changes in Boundary Lines — Incorpora-
tion of the Towns — Population — Valuation.

It is not within the scope of this narrative to in-
clude a history of the county previous to its incorpo-
ration. That is fully covered by the histories of its
various towns. The narrative will be almost exclu-
sively confined to the county proper, its boundaries,
its government, its courts, its property, and its offi-
cers, all of which are features which uo history of
either colony, State, or town has ever adequately
presented.

Plymouth County is situated in the southeastern
part of Massachusetts, and contains within its twenty-
six towns and one city an area of seven hundred aud
twenty square miles, and a population of about
seventy-seven thousand. It is bounded on the east
by the ocean, on the north by Norfolk County, on the
west by Bristol County, and on the south by Bristol
and Barnstable Counties. Its soil, which is sandy in
some sections, is in others well adapted to cultivation,
aud about twenty-four hundred small farms are tilled
within its borders. Though it has a line of nearly
thirty miles of coast, and five harbors, — Plymouth,
Duxbury, Scituate, Hingham, and Hull, — its seafaring
population is small, aud its six hundred industrial
establishments furnish the most remunerative occupa-
tion to its people. Its territory is drained chiefly by
the North River eutering Massachusetts Bay at Marsh-
field, and Taunton River emptyiug into Narragansett
Bay. Its shiretown is Plymouth, from which it de-
rives a name suggested by Prince Charles, afterwards
Charles the First, on the return to Eugland, in 1614,
1



of John Smith, with a map of the coast which he
had explored.

By the province charter, bearing date Oct. 7, 1691,
the colonies of Massachusetts, New Plymouth, the
Province of Maine, the territory of Acadia, and all
that tract of land lying between Maine and Nova
Scotia, were created a single province called the Prov-
ince of Massachusetts Bay. Sir William Phipps, the
royal Governor, arrived in Boston with the charter
on the 14th of May, 1692, and on the 16th of May
proclamation of the new charter was made, and the
government of the colony of Plymouth then ceased to
exist.

The colony of New Plymouth, the limits of which
were defined in the patent issued in 1629, by the
president and Council for New England, to William
Bradford aud his associates, was divided in 16S5 into
three counties, — Plymouth, Bristol, and Barnstable.
On the 2d of June, in that year, it was ordered by
the General Court held at Plymouth "that Plymouth,
Duxbury, Scituate, Marshfield, Bridgewater, and Mid-
dleborough, together with all such places and villages
that do or may lie between the said towns and the
patent line be a county. Plymouth the county town,
and said county called the County of Plymouth, in
which county shall be kept two county courts annually
at the town of Plymouth, one on the third Tuesday
in March, and the other on the third Tuesday iii
September." It was also ordered " that Barnstable,
Sandwich, Yarmouth, and Eastham, the villages of
Sippican, Suckonesset, and Monomoy shall be a
county, Barnstable the county town, and said county
shall be called the county of Barnstable, in which
county shall be kept two county courts annually at
the county town, one on the third Tuesday in April,
and the other on the third Tuesday in October." It
was further ordered "that Bristol, Taunton, Reho-
both, Dartmouth, Swansey, Little Compton, Freetown,
Sowammet, Pocasset, Puokatcst, and all such places,
towns, and villages as are or may be settled on said



HISTORY OF PLYMOUTH COUNTY.



lands shall be a county, Bristol the county town, and
the said county shall be called the county of Bristol,
in which county shall be kept two county courts an-
nually at the county town, one on the third Tuesday
in May, and the other on the third Tuesday in
November."

These orders were not preserved in manuscript,
and consequently are not to be found in the printed
copies of the New Plymouth records. The colony
laws were revised in 1636, 1658, 1671, and 1685.
The printed revision of 1685 contains the orders
concerning the establishment of counties, the origi-
nals of which, with a large amount of other material
belonging to the archives of the Old Colony, must
have been lost after the union of the colonies in 1692
while in the possession of Samuel Sprague, the last
secretary of the colony. This subject is treated more
fully in the history of Plymouth, contained in this
volume, to which the reader is referred. Since the
incorporation of Plymouth County its boundaries
have from time to time been changed, until its north-
erly line, which originally coincided with that of the
colony and ran straight from Massachusetts Bay to
Providence lliver, has lost and gained territory, and
is now irregular and circuitous. The first change on
this line was made Feb. 8, 1798, when a part of
Stoughton was annexed to Bridgewater. At that
date the General Court enacted " that the lands com-
prised within the following-described line, with the
inhabitants, beginning at the southwest corner of
Widow Relief Leach's laud, in Stoughton, on the
west line of the school-lot; thence running north on
said line to land of Caleb Howard; thence easterly,
in the range of Howard's land and Nathaniel Little-
field ; thence westerly, in the range of Nathaniel
Littlefield and Nathaniel Littleficld, Jr., to the road
from Bridgewater to Boston ; thence south by said
road to the southwest comer of Win. Curtis' land ;
thence easterly and southeasterly, in the range of
Curtis' and Nathaniel Littlefield's land, to Widow
Leach's land ; thence northeasterly, in the range of
Leach and Curtis, to the Randolph line ; thence
southerly, on said line, to land of Gideon Howard ;
thence southwesterly, in the range of said Howard
and Leach, to Oliver Howard's ; and thence in the
range of said Howard and Leach to the first bounds,
be set off from Stoughton to the North Parish of
Bridgewater."

The next change in the northerly Hue took place
in 1803, when Hingham and Hull were set off from
Suffolk to Plymouth County. The towu of Hing-
ham, within the limits of the Massachusetts Colony,
originally included Nantasket, or Hull, and Cohasset.



and was incorporated Sept. 2, 1635. On the 10th of
May, 1643, Suffolk County was incorporated by the
General Court of Massachusetts, including Boston,
Roxbury, Dorchester, Dedham, Braintree, Weymouth,
Hingham, and Nantasket, or Hull. On the 29th of
May, 1644, Hull was incorporated, and remained with
Hingham a part of Suffolk County until 1803. On
the 26th of March, 1793, Norfolk County was in-
corporated, and the act of incorporation provided
that it should include all the original territory of
Suffolk County except Boston and Chelsea. Cohasset
had been set off from Hingham and incorporated
April 26, 1770, and having remained with her mother
town in Suffolk County, passed, of course, with Hing-
ham and Hull under the incorporation of Norfolk, in
1793, into that county. But for some reason, prob-
ably because the inhabitants of Hingham and Hull
were dissatisfied with the new arrangement, a supple-
mentary act was passed by the General Court June
20, 1793, excepting these towns from the operation
of the act. Thus Hingham and Hull remained with
Suffolk County, while Cohasset adapted herself to the
new condition of things, and has always, up to this
time, continued a part of Norfolk County. On the
18th of June, 1803, Hingham and Hull, agreeably
to the wishes of their people, were set off from Suf-
folk to Plymouth, where they still remain. The last
change in this line was made in 1823. On the 14th
of June, in that year, Amasa Bailey and Caleb Bailey,
with their lands, amounting to about ninety acres,
were set off from Scituate, in Plymouth County, to
Cohasset, in Norfolk County. On the 20th of March,
1840, the boundary-line between the two towns,
which had been disturbed by this change, was estab-
lished as " beginning at the southwest corner of the
Bailey farm as it adjoins Conchasset, on Gulf River;
thence north 87 k E. 10 rods ; thence north 71 E. 24
rods to a point on the south side of the highway,
near the southeast corner of house of Henry J.
Turner; and from said point across the road and over
the land of the Bailey farm N. 61 E. to the end of
the fences on the edge of the marsh between the
field and pasture ; and then by a ditch N. 44 E. to
the centre of Bailey's Creek ; and then by said creek
to Conchasset, on Gulf River. All between the line
above and the Conchasset River, in Cohasset, and all
that part of the Bailey farm south and east of the
line in Scituate."

The only other change in the boundary-lines of the
county since its incorporation is that connected with
Sippican, which was originally iucluded in Barnstable
County. On the 4th of June, 1680, " upon the
request of the inhabitants of Sippican, alias Roches-



GEOGRAPHICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE.



ter, to be a township and have the privileges of a
town, the court yield their desires in that respect," and
the town of Rochester was incorporated as a part of
Barnstable County.

According to the records of the court there was a
small piece of land lying between Plymouth aud
Barnstable Counties, which, in the division of the
colouy into counties, had been assigned to neither
county. With regard to this land the following entry
appears in the record under date of Oct. 29, 1706 :
" Upon reading a petition of Barnabas Lothrop, Esq.,
in behalf of himself and the heirs of Joseph Lothrop
aud John Thomson, gentlemen, deceased, setting forth
that they formerly purchased a tract of land of Wil-
liam Wetispaquiu, Assemeta, and other Indians, with
the approbation and allowance of the then General
Court of New Plymouth, lying within that colony,
between the counties of Plymouth, Bristol, and
Barnstable, adjoining and partly bounded upon the
lands of Rochester, praying that the said tract of
land may be put within the Constablerick of Rochester
and within the county of Barnstable, aud their deed
of grant being shone forth, the wishes of the peti-
tioners was granted." On the 19th of November,
1707, the following order was passed in the House of
Representatives, upon the petition of the town of
Rochester, praying to be annexed to Plymouth
County, viz., " That the prayer of the petition be
granted, the rates already assessed on them in the
County of Barnstable to be paid there, and for the
future that they be annexed to the county of Plym-
outh, any law, usage, or custom to the contrary not-
withstanding." This order, transferring Rochester
from Barnstable County to Plymouth County, has
never before appeared in print.

In addition to the towns above enumerated, the
following have been incorporated in the order of their
dates :

Bridgewater, Duxbury plantation, incorporated
June 3, 1C5G.

Abingtou, set oif from Bridgewater, incorporated
June 10, 1712.

Plympton, set off from Plymouth, incorporated
Juue 4, 1707.

Pembroke, set off from Duxbury, incorporated
March 21, 1711.

Kingston, set off from Plymouth, incorporated
June 16, 1726.

Hanover, set off from Scituate, incorporated June
14, 1727.

Halifax, set off from Plympton, Middleboro', and
Pembroke, incorporated July 4, 1734.

Wareham (Agawam), incorporated July 10, 1739.



Carver, set off from Plympton, incorporated June
9, 1790.

Hanson, set off from Pembroke, incorporated Feb.
22, 1820.

Brockton (North Bridgewater), set off from Bridge-
water, and incorporated as a town June 15, 1821 ;
name changed to Brockton March 28, 1874 ; incor-
porated as a city April 9, 1881.

West Bridgewater, set off from Bridgewater, in-
corporated Feb. 16, 1822.

East Bridgewater, set off from Bridgewater, in-
corporated June 14, 1823.

Mariou, set off from Rochester, incorporated May
14, 1852.

Lakeville, set off from Middleboro*, incorporated
May 13, 1853.

Mattapoisett, set off from Rochester, incorporated
May 20, 1857.

Rockland, set off from Abington, incorporated
March 9, 1874.

South Abington, set off from Abington and East
Bridgewater, incorporated March 4, 1S75.

Accordiug to the census of 1880, the population
and valuation of the towns in the county were as
follows :

Population. Valuation.

Abington 3,697 $1,657,879.00

Bridgewater...... 3,620 2,620,298.00

Brockton 13,60.8 5,5911,721.00

Carvor 1,039 597,290.00

Duxbury 2,196 1,310,538.00

East Bridgewater 2,710 1,367,826 00

Halifax 542 291,943.00

Hunover 1,897 9*5,025.00

Hanson 1,309 572,791.00

Hillglnun 4,485 3,590,222.00

Hull 3S3 617,251.00

Kingston 1,524 1,748,679.00

Lakeville 1,008 572,735.00

Marion 958 4S9.064.00

Marshtield 1,781 978,188.00

Mattapoisett 1,365 1,260,002.00

Middleboro' 5,237 2,556,523.00

Pembroke 1,105 714,419.00

Plymouth 7,093 4,505,865.00

Plympton 694 310,817.110

Rochester 1,043 493,931.00

lluckland 4,553 2,030,697.00

Scituate 2,466 1,461,254.00

South Scituate 1,820 1,393,904.00

South Abington 3,024 1,129,694.00

Wareliuui 2,896 1.121,248.00

West Bridgewater 1,665 923,115.00

74,018 $40,991,609.00

These valuations include alone the taxable property
on the assessors' books, aud are exclusive not only of
untaxable property, but of manufacturing shares, and
of shares in National banks owned outside of the
towns in which the banks are located. The boun-
daries of many of these towns have been changed
since their incorporation. Abington has lost Rock-
land and South Abington ; Bridgewater has lost East



HISTORY OP PLYMOUTH COUNTS.



and West Bridgewater, Abington, and Brockton, and
a part of Halifax ; Duxbury has lost Pembroke, and
a small part of Kingston ; East Bridgewater has lost
a small part of South Abington and of Brockton ;
Hingham has lost Hull and Cohasset ; Pembroke has
lost Hanson and a part of Halifax ; Plymouth has
lost Kingston, Plympton, and Carver, a part of
Wareham, and a part of Halifax; Middleboro' has
lost Lakeville, and a part of Halifax ; Plympton has
lost Carver, and a part of Halifax ; Rochester has
lost Mattapoisett and Marion ; Scituate has lost South
Scituate and Hanover, a small part of Cohasset, and
a part of Marshfield.



CHAPTER II.

THE COURTS AND BAR.



BV WILLIAM T. DAVIS.



After the incorporation of the county the first act
of the General Court relating to couuty affairs was



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