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deiinite destination, except the \eu World, when they started.

In Boston, th.ere was talk bv soldiers returning from the Pcquot war
of the beautiful \alley and river at Ouinnipiac. Quin — meaning long ni|)pi.
to water and ohke — place. .So the Inilian name meant Long-water-place.

After considerable discussion, a committee consisting of Joshua Attwater.
Francis Brown. John Beecher. Robert F^igg. Thomas Hogg. David Attwater
and one other were appointed to investigate the territory. Neither Prudden.
Eaton or Davenport were included in this fust liip.

The seven spent the winter of 1637-U).!<"> at (^)uinnipiai . living in mud
huts. One died. As his name is reported as Beecher. we ha\e accounted for
six of the committee.



6



ATWATER GENEALOGY



S8



HISTORY OF NFW HAVEN COIONV.



if at any time hereafter they be affri;;htcd in their ilwellinj^s as-
sijjneU by the English uni'i ibem as bcfi)re. they may repair to the
English plantation t'jr shelter and that the Knglish will then in a
just cause endeavor to defend them from wr-in.;;. But in any
quarrel or wars which they shall undertake or have with otlier
Indians, upon any occasion whatsoever, they will manaKC their
affairs by themselves without expectinj^ any aid from the English.
•And the En>;lish planters before mentioned acctptinj^ and vjrant-
injj according to the tenor of the premises do further of their own
accord, by way of free and thankful retribution, ^ive unto the said
sachem, council, and company of the f)uinnipiac Indians, twelve
coats of En;(lish trucking cloth, twelve alchemy spoons, twelve
hatchets, twelve h<»es, two dozen of knives, twelve porrinj^ers, and
four casts of I'rench knives and scissors. All which beinj.^ thank-
fully accepted by the aforesaid and the agreements in all points
ptrfecieil. for ratification and full cnfirmation of the same, the
sachem, his council, and sister, to these presents have set to their
hand or marks the day and year above wrilte:;.



MOMAI'GIN



SUCCOCISIN



QUEbAQUAL'SH




his mark



his mark



Carroughood
Weesaucuck



her
nurk'



his mark



his mark



III (III* >priiig. April Kt.'ill. tlic cnlirc iiri;2iii;il KhikIoii ;ii<iu|i willi
u<iflili(ln^ uiidrr llic li*a(i«T>liip of I'dii I'riiddfii a iioii-coiiionniii^ iiiiiii^tcr
of ihf Church of Kiigland — arrix rd at (,)iiiiiiiipia( frmn Imi-i.im.

On ihrir firNt Sahhutli. Juliii DaNcnporl < luidiji ti-d lln- icli^ioii^ mix ice
III ihr iiioniiiig. I't'lrr i'riiddrii prrat hi-d in tin- afli-riiiioii. I lii- diKil liadir-
^hi|i < <>uhl iiol IuhI long, i'ruddi-n and Daxciiport could uid\ apicc In di^a^ti-c.
The f«»rm«"r*!» follower'- soon |iiirc|i:iwcd tlic tcrrilorx imu kiiuwn ;i^ Milfmd

With I'rilddi'li oiil id [\u- \sa\. |)a\(iip>irl pun (■cdiil In Iniind ,iii



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ecclesiastical authority in winch all civil matters and court authoritx were
vested. The entire Colony was motivated l»\ this chiiK h aiithuriu. wliich in
turn was governed by seven church members. Bro. Joshua Attwater was one
of the members of this authority.

The first |)ul)lic meetings were held in the ()|)('n. Finalh. these were
transferred to Robert Newman's barn. In the meantime. )oung John Brockell.
a London Surveyor, staked out the Townsite. As will be noted by a jierusal
of the plan, a reproduction ot which is included in an Atwater History for
the first time. Brt>ckett laid out nine squares for buildings, reserving 'Central
Square" for public use. The streets in the Townsite included State, York.
ChuK h. Grove. George. Chapel and College.

In the meantime. Joshua Attwater and his scouting committee were
anxious to complete their contract, for the purchase of the land, with the
Quinnipiac Indians. The agreement was finally approved by the Church
Authority and signed by Go\ . Eaton and the various Indian Chiefs. The
latter included:

MOMAl GIN - SUGCOGISM - QIESAQUAUSH - CARROrGIIOn -
WEESAUCICK - MONTOWESE - SAWSEUNCK and 'SHALMPISHLM,"
her mark.

As consideration, the Indians received 12 coats of English cloth, twelve
alchemy spoons, twelve hatchets, twelve hoes, two dozen of knives, twelve
porringers and four cases of French knives and scissors. Montowese, in his
agreement, which gave him 'eleven coats of trucking cloth, and one coat of
English cloth made up after the English manner.' also reserved a piece of
land near tiic village, "for his men which are ten. and many squaws to
plant in.'

The first \ear was spent in erecting living quarters. All of these were
constructed of hand-hewn, mortise and tenent type lumber. Later, bricks
were imported from London. B\ 1639, Nov. 25th. the General Court was
ready to order a meeting house to be erected at a cost of 500 pounds. It was
fifty foot square and had a lower and turret, with banisters and raiU on the
lop. (See seating plan in this volume, another first in Atwater Histories, i

While rheo|diilos Eaton was Governor, the real leader, at this time,
was John l)a\enpoii. who had (inalh established an autoi lalir cluucli-rule
of the 'Republic of Newhaven.' Davenport, horn in Coventr\. England, in
1597, of a middle-class, old and honored lainiK. had had a checkered career.
He entered Oxford at sixteen and three years later, he was admitted to
orders. Later, he becanie Vicar <d a church in London.

Davenport, tliru his non-conformist utterances and tactics, earned the
displeasure of Archbishop Laud. Fearing imprisonment, he found it necessary
to flee to Holland.

Now, as actual leader, of the 'most opulent colon\ which came into
New England,' Davenport succeeded in eslaldishing an autocratic governing



8 ATWATER GENEALOGY

class far worse in its duginatic control — if not in its jturpose — tlian ilu' non-
confornii>ts had con)plained of at home.

The first act of the Sex en' was to ilecitle tluit the "right of suffrage
shall be conferred on church members onh." On the 22nd of August 1639.
the 'Seven' had 'instituted tlie CImrch by a solenui and formal covenant one
\*ith another.' On the 25th of Octid>er. they granted the riglit of sutlrage io
*all those that ha\e been receixed into the fello\vshi|t of tliis Chunli. siiue
the gathering of it. or uho being members tif approNctl i Iuik lies, offer
themselves.'

In this manner, tlie 'Hepublic of iSewliaueii" was organized, \\itli die
elettion of Theophilus Katoii. Magistrate for tlie term of one year. Kobert
.Newman. Mattliew tJill>ert. Natlianiel Turner aiui Thomas rii-:ill were
closen Deputies "to assist tlie .Magistrate in all Courts callt'ii li\ iiiiii for the
oc-casions of the plantation, for the term of one year. I lioiiias |- iigill was
appointed Secretar\ anil Robert ."^eeley as Marshal for llic ('olon\.

\lt<T the "Townsite' had been laid oiil \>\ John Brockelt. house lots
hat! been given to each of "The Planters." aci-ording to bis or her laiuil\
siie and the amount of taxes each one was willing io pa\ . In (iciicial
.AssendiK during Jaimar\ of 1610. i( was ordered lliat llir land <iiilsi(l(' ilic
'two-mile-M|uare." be di\ided and taxed as follows: . . all llir ii|)lan(l in
the first di\isi<»n. with all the meadows in tlic platilalion. xicldinj: io ilic
publie treasur\ four petice an acre yearh. and all llu' land in llic mh oud
di\i»ion two pence an acre yearly.'

On the first da\ of Septemb»'r 161(1. b\ order of the ('.ouil." ilic nanic
of the settlement was changed from (Juimiipiac to Nrw ll;i\cn. It nui-l lie
renjendiered that this 'Cliiiri li State' bad hccn organized \>\ a suiniioi.
I'urilan rulture group, with a background of lilcrarv l-omloii. Ii \\;i- ilie
hey-day of .*>hakespeare. ."Spencer. Tlioiiias hckkcr and Txii Jolnixin. \ li\s
of the 'Separatists* had lied Io Ijolland. 1 lu' great iiiajorit) stood llnii tiionnd
and the *\rw World' ga\r rnaiiN llirir cliancc for freedom.

\ few excerpt* ma\ be (d iiileresl taken from our oi mi\ '\twaler
Librar\' books entitled "{{econb (d the (loloin and I'lanlalion id New
llasen. from 1(>.'1J{ to fdl''. Transcribed and Kditrd ni \( cordancc willi a
ri—ojijiion «if the General Assemblv of (loiinectii iil. \\\ (lli.iilc.- .1. Iloadlx.
Slate Librarian of Conn." rublished IJ'.ST.

'FHKK M W.^ (II \I;M

(4» \ i )\\ -liall neither |ilo||. prai lix- nor (<in>-eiil |o an\ rviil or linit
agaiii<>t ihix Jurisdiction, or aii\ pli- of it. or again-l llu- < i\ ill iiominnnl
here r^labliohed. \nd if \ on shall know an\ psoii. or pson- wrli inlciid.
plotl. or ron»>pire an\ thing w« h tends Io the hurl or prejiidiif o| ilic ^anic
)ow nhall timeh disiouer the ».ame to lawful aiilliorilv Inn- rvialili-ln d. and

J^ow •«hall asHiHl and bee hi-lpfiill in all llu- alTaires ol the .|iiris<rn 1 ion. and
>V all mi-anr- >>hall |iromo\r the publiipic wi-llfare id llie same, aciording
to vor plarr. abilitN. and opplunil\. \ow shall gi\e din- lioimor Io the law full
niagislralH, and shall be obedient ami subject to all llie wlioh-soine lawes



ATWATER GENEALOGY
THE FIRST YEAR AT OUINNII'IAC 89

'•I, Thomas Stanton, being interpreter in this treaty, do hereby
profess in the pre.->tnce of (icxl that I have fully acquainted the
Indians with the substance of every article and truly returned their
answer and consent to the same, according to the tenor of the fore-
goinjr writin.^^ the truth of which, if lawfully called, I shall readily
confirm by my oath at any time.

Thomas Stanton."

On the iith of December, Montowese, sachem of
another tribe, "in presence and with allowance and
consent of Sawseunck, an Indian who came in company
with him." sold to the English a tract of land lying
north of that sold by Momaugin, and described as "ex-
tending about ten miles in length from north to south,
eight miles easterly from the river of Quinnipiac to-
ward the river of Connecticut and five miles westerly
toward Hudson's river." Montowese, reserving a
piece of land near the village which now bears his
name, "for his men which are ten, and many squaws, to
plant in," received "eleven coats of trucking cloth, and
one coat of English cloth made up after the English
manner," in payment for the territory thus alienated.

The attesting marks of Montowese and Sawseunck
are as follows: —



"MO.VTOWESE




his mark



-.AV/SEL'NCK I his mark-



and orderes, allreadv made, or \\( li -liall Im" jiereafler niado. by lawful!
autli()ril\ afforesaid. \iul thai hotli in \(ir |i>on and I'slalc: and wIkmi vow
shall he duel) called lo give yor \ote or sulTraire in an\ election, or touching
any other matter, wch concerneth this coninion wcallli. \o\\ >-liall give it as
ill yor conscience yow shall judg may coikIucc \i< ihc hesi good lA llie same.'
(In the handwriting of Francis Newman. j



10 ATWATER GENEALOGY

MKSSl Tl \i k. alias MI'MI'irK.

20:2'u:
A Generall Court 29: of tKi,,l.: UkW:

Thi> Iniliaii, at a hearing before Mr. Katoii.' had been aecused of
nmrderou>l\ !»heiltliiig the lilood of sioiiie of the KiigHsh. "Aiui h\ his t)rder
safel\ kept in the *toikji till he might be brought to a due trvall. "And the
Indian who had attempted his esiape was \\hi|)pe(l |i\ the marsiiall his
deputy.'

'The Quillipieik. Inilian Saganiour on the following da\. "wth diurs
of his lniiian> wth him were examined before the magistrate and the
deputxes for this planlatio concerning .Nejniupuc k. I lie\ generalh accused
him to haue murdered one or more of the Knglish. and thai lie liad ( iitl of
Mime of their hands \ had presented (hem tt) Sassacuse the IVcjuott sai hem.
boa>ting thatt he ha«l killed them wth his owiie hands.

.Mewhebato a (Juillipieck Indian, kinsman to the aforesaid Nepaupuck.
cumeing att the same time t<» interceed l<ir him was exanuned: . . . att first
he pretended ignorance, butt wth a distracted countenance, and in a Irendtling
manner: being ailmonished to speake the truth he did acknowledge him
guilty according to the charge the other Indians had before made.

■ Ml the other Indians withdrawing. .Nepauput k was luouglit in and
examined, he confessed that .\epau|»uck was guiltv. . . . l)Ut denyed lliall lie
was -Nepaupuck. M«'whebato . . . chargi'd him In his face after some signcs
of s<irriiw. thatt he luul assisted the l'c(|uolls in murdering the Knglish. this
sumewhatt abated his speritt and boldenesse: bull Waltoone the sonne of
Carrahoode a couticellor to the (^)uillipieck Indian sagamoiir comeing in,
charged him m«»re perticularh thatt he had killed Abraham Finch an Knglish
man att W i-ather>field and thatt he himselfc. the saiil W attoonc. stood \|)on
the island att \\ eathersheld and beheld him the said Nepaupauk ikiu |)resent
acting the nmrder."

'\ej»aupuck being b\ the com urri-ncc nf lcslimoii\ corniiiced. he con-
fessed he wa> the man namelt Nepauput k. and boasleil he was a great
captaine. had murdered Abraham I'itK h. and luul his hands in other Knglish
blo<id, he said he knew he must d\e. and wa> nolt afraid .d ill. Imii la\d
hit» neck to the mallclree nf the iliimmi-\. dc>ircing llialt his head iiiiglit be
cult of. «jr lliall he might tl\e in anv nllicr maimer llic l'niili>li -lidiild
ap|Mjynt, <iiiely he said fire was God. and (iod was angr\ wlh. iIk itturr he
would not fall into his hands. After llii- lie ua- iclcniiiicd Ni ihc -1(m k> and
a* Ix-fore a wat<h appnvntcd fur bi^ >-:ifc ( ii^ltid\.

\t *(»enerall (!ourle' mi the third da\. . . . linallv. \( paiiiuK k.
'i-onfe<lded thatt he had hi^ hand in the nmrder id Abraham Kincli. Imll
yell he •>ui<i there was a Mohanke id ihatl name ibati bad killed innic llnii
hr< " " " rmed In hi- fare thatt he. tin- >aid \( paiipiK k. did null

oi I I' iiirh. butt was one id them ibatI killed llic .'> men in

the hoair or shallop on Conneclecult riuer and lliall lliere wa- bill one
Nepaupuck and this wax he. and ibal same ihatl looke a cliilde uf Mr.
Swait' " \\ rlhersfield. I hen the -aiil Nepaii|iuck being asked it lie wmild
liol !• \[ \\r de<MT\ed |i> il\e. he answered, il is weregili.

I he (!ourl haue had such pregnant pri»<de. proceeded to pa.ss sentence
v|K»n him according to the natun* of the fact and llie rule in lliall case, he
iIt •" '-ds man* blood. b\ man shall his bloud be shed, acrnrdinglv his
lie - cut! <df the next day and pillc he«| \puii a pole in the markcit place.'



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A Court Holden kli of December 1639.

'Roger Duhurst and James Stewart are injoiiied to make double restitutio
to John Cockerill for five pound and seaventeene shillings wch they stole
out of his chist on the Lords day in the meeting time, and they being
servants to the said Cockerell. for wrii aggravalio they were whipped allso.

Thomas Manchester, serxanl to Mr. Perry being accused i)\ his Mar
for being druncke. and for giveing his Mar vncomcl\ hinguage for \\i h his
Mar having given him some correctio. tlic coiiil imicK I caused him lo he
sett in the stocks for a certaine time.

Nicholas TaniHM-. servant to the said Mr. Perry, for (hunkcnnes and
abuseing his Mar in uordes, was whi})ped.'

Manv servants were whipped and put in the stocks but the j:riillciiicii.
when hrougiit before the court, received more lenient treatment.

■Jolm Jemier accused for being drunke wth strong waters was ac(]uitlcd.
itl appearing to be of infirmvtv and occasioned b\ the extremvlv of the colde.

'Mr. MoulenoR. accused of being drunke. l)Utt nott clearely proved, was
respited.

"Peter Browne licenced to bake to sell, so long as he gives no offence
in itl justlv.'

In the "A Genrll Court llolden att Newhafvenl Mon 164fl)' rates
were established for all "trades and callings': 'seaven bowers shall be ac-
counted a dayes worke for a teame. if ihatl whole time be dilligently improved
in worke according to the nature of thatt implovmt. and [hv lucr for a
steere b\ the day 9d. for a grownc oxc or bull 12d. for a horse or mare 16d,
for cart furniture and man 6d.

Labor of all types: 'for mar . . . which re(juire skill and slrength, not
above 2s in somer and 20d in winter.

'Butt others of the same trades or callings, nott allowed mar workemen,
nott above 2()d in sommer and 16d in winter.'



The rates are listed on pages 51 to 56 and cover all subjects, even 'Dyett
for a laboring nuin wth lodging and washing 4s — 6d by the weeke. Venison
should b\ the Knglish. if fatl. not aho\e 2(1 — ob p pound, if leane 2d p pound,
fowie a pportionable abalem to whalt was sett last yeare.

"All commodityes bought and sould among the planters, and all worke
wages and labor (hence forward, till some other course be settled h\ order. I
to be pa\cl for either in corne, as the price goeth in the plantatio. or in
worke as the rates settled by the Court, or in caltell of any sort as they
shall be indiiferentlx prized, or in giMMJ march aide hexer according In ils
goodiies: and pa\nil to he made alt the times wch >hall be agreed \p<in.""

(29) A Genrll Court Held at .\cwha\en the 2 of the i

Moneth, 1641. \bout Georg: Spencer.

'The 14th of Februar\. 101 1. ,|<ihn \\ akenian a phmler and member
of this church acquainted the magistrates thatt a sow of his wch he had
lately bought of Hen: jirowning. then wth pigge. had now brought among
divers liveing and righth shaped pigs, one ptiigious monster, wch he then
brought wch him to ve veiwed and considered. The monster was come to



12 ATWATER GENEALOGY

the full ^n>\\lh a> tht* I'llit-t j'l^j:"- li'i uught r»uilil iu' tlisierned Imlt lnoujilil
forth deatl. Itt hat! no haire «ni the \>hulf bucK. tlu- skin was \tM\ tciulcr.
and of a redili>h while collour like a childs; tiie head most straiiig. iti hail
but one eye in the middle of the faee, and that large and i>pen. like some
blemished eve of a man: over the e\e. in the Imttonie of the foreheade wch
^sa? like a childes. a thing of flesh grew forth and hung dow n»*. itt was
hollow and like a mans instrumt id genration. A nose, mouth and i liiiine
deformed, butt not much \nlike a ehilds. the neck and eares had allso such
resendtlance. This monster being after opened and com|)ared wth a pig of
the >ame farrow, there was an ajjarant difference in all the inwards. . . .

*. . . and a strange imprssitm was allso upon main lliatt >a\\ tlic monster.
(therein guided b\ the neare resend>lance of the e\e. I that one George
Spencer, late servant of the said Henr\ Rrowtiing. had hecomc actor in
unnatureall and ahoininalije filtlnncs w ih the saw. . . . (Icorgc S|)cncer
so suspected hath hutt one eye for vse. the other hath ( a> itt is ( ailed i a
pearle in itt, is whitish and defitrmed . . . tiie man had heene fornnK imtdiious
in the jtlantatio for a prophane. King, sioffing and lewd spcritt. . . . alt he
said he hat! notl done itt ihalt he knew oif. then tlen\ed itt. . . .

The record covers ten pages. After hearings covering a period .d ihrce
days, in the Nb'cting Hous(» and prisim. with numerous meml)ers taking part
in discussiii'! ail the >ordid details. "Itt was therefore hv gen consent con-
cluded and udjuilgcd. ihatt on the 6th da\ next, being tlu' o (»f Aprill. lie
the said Georg Spencer shall be hanged upon a gallows till he is dead, the
place to be the farthest jjarl of the feilil called the Oyster-shell field."

'The dav of the execulio being come. George Spencer the [jrisoner was
brought ... in a cart: upon sight of the gallowes he seemed to be nuK h
amazed and trembled, after some pause he began to speakc to tlir sdutlis
altout him. exorting them all l(» take warning bv his exam})le Imw ihey
negle<t and dispise the meanes id Craic" . . . twd nKnc pages of ai( ii-alions
b\ '^iMMic»-r and ilenials b\ others. fiiialK :

the Miw being first slaine (inn |Iim'Iij:Ii wtli a vwordci in his siglit.
he rncleil his «'ourse here, G<mI opening his month bcloic lii~- dcalli. to give
him the glorx <d his rightousru-s. to the full satisfactio (d all the |)rsciit. bntt
in iither ropi-ct?. leaving him a terrible example of divine justice and wiatli.

\ ((»! I!T nil l» \Tr MWIIWKN TUF 1th OF TUF. Nth

\i()\i:ni U.I2.

*\X''ill llaribn;.' bein;^ <iiii\i(ted of a great deali' id base carrvage and
fdthv dalliances wlh divers vong girles. togcthci will lii> i iiliceinf: and ((ir-
rupting divers servants in thi« plantalio. haunting wtli lliem in iiiglit meelings
and jum kctling. \. was sentenced li> be seveerb \\lii|i|ied and lined five
poundo to Mr. Malbitn. and five pounds to Will Andrew-, (whose lamxivcs
and daughters he hath >-o much dishonored and wronged in altem|ilin;i lo
defile (hrmi and presentlv to depart the jilanlatio. and nul l<> reloiirne \nder
the |MMiall\ «d seveer punishment.

A COI l{l IKtl 1)1 \ \ I I \l W 11 W I \ I Ml II (d I Ml It M(»\: ir.i:;.

■John Laurence and \"alenline. servant- in \li. Malln.ii. fur indiezilling
their mars goodn. an<i keeping dis(»rderlv night meelin<^s wlli Will Harding,
a lewd arnl flisorderlv person, plotting wlh him to carrv llieir mar- danght<'r
to the farmes in tin* night, concealing diver- vncleane lillhv dalliances all
well they confe^^ed and was whipped.



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Ruth Acie, a covenant servant to Mr. Mall)()ii. for stuhornep. lyeing,
stealing fro lier Mrs. and yeilding to fillln (lalliaiicc uth Will llarding was
whipped.

Martha Malhoii for, consenting to goe in the nighl to the farnies ulli
Will Harding to a venison feast, tor stealing things Iro Ikt part-iils. and
yeilding to fillh\ dalliance wlh ihc said Will Harding, was whipped.

Jane Andrewes, for ) ielding to filth) dallianee with the said Harding,
was w lnp|)ed.

Goodni Hunt and his wife for keepeing the coun( ells of ihe said William
Harding, hakcing him a |)ast\ and plum cakes, and keeping (■<impan\ with
him on the Lords tia). and she sutii-ring Harding to kisse her. lhe\ heing
only adnutted to sojourne in this plantatio vpon their good behavior, was
ordered to l)e sent onl ni this towne wthin one mimelh after dale hereof, yea
in a shorter time, if any misearryage he found in them.

In this Puritan Culture, puiushments were dealt out at a site that was
known as -WHilTlNG POST UU.L: Here also were the 'Stocks' and
'Pillories' for the chastisement of those guilty of major or minor offenses
against the Colony.

On page 98 of our "New Ha\cn Colon) Records," (1638-1649) we have

the proof that 'the Colony' was independent.

'(64) Articles of Confoederatio betwixt the Platations xnder the Gouermt
of the Massacusetts, the Planations vnder the Gourmt of Newplymouth. the
Plantations vnder the Gourmt of Coneclicutt. and the Gourmt of Newhaven
wlh the Plantatios in condjinatio uth itt.'

In these 'articles,' covering seven pages, they are called 'The said United
Colonyes.'

On page 225, we find the record confirming Joshua's interest in higher
education:

Mt was propownded that the free gift of corne to the college (Harvard)
nught be continued as it was the last yeare & it was granted.

'Mr. yVtwater, the present treasurer, informed the court that he had sent
from Connecticott fortie bushells of wheat foe the colledge by Goodnm
Codman for the last yeares gift of Newhaven, although he had not received
soe nmch.'

In perusing the seating arrangements in the "Meeting House, which is

reproiluccd on the back pages of this volume, (another first for Atwater

Histories) you will note that Mrs. Gov. Eaton's name has been included with

'Old Mrs. Katoii." This is incorrect. She is not li>lcd on page 303 of New

Haxcn ("(ilon\ Kecords 16-16 and it is explained a- lollows:

'""The following passage, from Lechfords Plaine dealing, explains why
no seat is assigned for Mrs. Eatoti. the Governor s wife.

"At New -haven, alias Quina|)eag. where Master Davenport is Pastor, the
exconnnunicate is held out ol the meeting, at the doore. if he will heare.'
Mass. Hist. Coll. 3d series. 111. 73. Reference has already been made to
Mrs. Eaton's excommunication.'

'Brother David Atwater being absent from the watch one inght was
ordred to pay his fine. Also defective another time, but he layeing the fault
on the mr of the watch it was respitted.'



U ATWATER GENEALOGY

In thf 164^-1662 New Ha\eii Tkwii Recordsi. puMislied by New Haven
LolunN Histurk-al Societ\, there are many references to Joshua and Dax id.
"Mr Atwatlers ye Treasurer/ acted as adnjuiistrator of a number of estates.
He was also chosen 'Deput>' of the Court for a number of years. He appears
as plaintiff, in a nundter «»f actions before the Ct)urt. to reco\er for goods
and cattle sold. In more than a dozen cases, he requests permission to sell



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