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15. Abigail Rhoads Lost

24. A Large number of People went in
Search of her
June 2. A R.esarch made for Abigail Rhoads

The Measles l)rought into Lynn bv Ezra
Ramsdil



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1772
Julv I. Ezra Bunil Remov'd to Salem

Joseph Ballord mov'd into his New House

3. The Wife of Samll. Tuttle of Chelsea

Hanged herself

21. Abi<zail Rhoads found in a Swamp. In-

quest Held the 11

Deer. 10. Elizabeth PrattBroke out with the Measels

Lieut. Increase Newhall's Husking

17. Samll. Graves Husking

19. Benjamin Massay Jun. broke his Legg

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June 17. A Boat went out from Salem with 7

Women 4 Men & i Boy was over Sett

in a Squall the women were all Drowned

& 3 of the Men, the Other man & Boy

was taken up bv another \^essels hands

Julv 25. A man was taken up on Xahant Dead

Inquest Held at Talbots

1774
Janv. About ve 19 »!vr 20 Lieut. James Xewhall

Twins *S: Joseph Turel's Daughter

Born

Samll. Graves Married



PUBLISHMENTS

1772
Mav 24. Mr. Ebenr. Slacey & Dorcas \\ ait

June 14. Mr. Ezra Ram.sdil & Mrs. Sarah Spencer

of East Haddam in Conetatecut

Mr. Ezekiel Newhall \- Love Mansfield



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1772

July

Augt.
Sept.



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Mr. Calvin Newhall & Sarah Goldthwait
Mr. Jabez Xewhall &: Elizabeth Stone
Peter T\vi5>t of Lynn & Twist of

Danvers
Mr. Jacob Collins & Lydia Blany
Mr. Samson Silsby & Abigail Collins
Mr. Walton & Susanna Mansfield

Mr. George Hudson & Abigail Tarbox
Mr. William Bacon & Abigail i'hillips
Mr. Pa^•son of & Anna Perkins

Mr. Thomas Xewhall &: Sarah Lewis
Mr. Eliphalet Breed & Mary Johnson
Mr. >LattheAV Farrinjiton & Mrs. Abigail

Coats

Mr. John Lewis & Mrs. ^vLartha Mansfield
Mrs. Hannah Gray & Mr. Josh. Cutter



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BURTALS

Ebenezer rvlanslleld's daughter

John A. Deaggeors Child J. A. Deaggeor

John Collins

John Deaggeor's Son Ezry

John Burril's Daughter

Sarah Ilallowcl

Benjamin Coats Lieut.

John Richards Child



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Lucy Ranisdil
Matthew Lindsev

^vlartlia the Wife of Thomas Norris
Thomas Norris

A Man found Dead on Nahant
Elizabeth Daughter of Wm. Farrington
Ruth Ilallowel Si Isabel Newhall
Abner Alleys Child
Grimes Tufts Child
John Xurse
Octr. I. Richard Pratt's Son, Nathanael
Widow Abigail Ingals Child
II. Samll. Burrils Daughter : Eleazer Rich-
ardson's Child Theops. Burril Junr.
Child, Benja. Johnsons Child Benjamin
Johnsons Wife, E^lizabeth Merry
The Widdow Hallowell
Novr. S. Josh. Cutters Child
Deer. Revd. John Treadwells Child



BURIALS IX THE OLD PARISH

1774
Jany. 17. Thomas Baker

Tlie Widow Abigail Collins Esqr.

William Lewis Child
Apr. 19. John Breed
.May 10. Daniel Newhalls Child
16. Jos. Prime



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1774
June 13. Vertue's Child

July 15. IMartha Derby

iS. Sarah Chittenden

Augt. 5. The Widow Sarah Richards

Susana Allen

Sept. Josh. Cutters Child. Hannah Curtis Child

,Octr. Daniel Tarbox Child

Joseph Larrabbee Senr.

Theop. Burrils Child

Novr. 4. Moses Xewhall

10. Allen Xewhalls Wife Love

12. Thomas Lewis

1775

The \\'ido\v Farn. Trevit IMansfields

Wife
The Widow Rebecca Ingals
The Sarah Rhoades of Graves End
June Edwd. Fuller. Johii Mansfield

22. The Widow Anna Tarbox
1776
Apr. 4. Jno. Ikirrils Wife Eliz

A Widow Basset of Boston
May 5. Josiah Burrage

17. Wm. Rauisdils Child
19. Ebenr. >Lansfields Child

June 2. Joseph Mansfield

S. Joseph Browns Child

18. Mannah >[ansfield

22. The Widow Sarah Moulton



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REMARKS

1774
Apr. 14. Fast. July 14 Fast on Acct. of the Pub-
lick atl'airs
27. General Training at Salem
May 10. Planted. June 10 Weed

His Exxellency Thomas Gage Governor
ArivedC)
15. Elijah Ingals broke out with, ye Small
Pox
June I. The Port of Boston block't up (0
20. Adml. Graves Arrived at Boston
Auo-t. I. Samll. Tuttles Child Born



{\') General Thomas Ga^e succeeded Thomas Hutchinson, and was the last
Royal Governor of Massachusetts.

His military reputation was ruined by the battle of P.imker Hill.

He made his headquarters at first in the"Kini; H.'uper " house in Peabody
(then Danvcrs) , as elegant amansiun to-day as it then was. He had there with h:m
two companies of troops as a guard. The gathering; storm soon compelled (iage
and his troops to remove to Boston, where all the forces of the Crown were con-
centrated.

In the beleaguered toVn of Boston, the amiable but sluggish Gage remained
till Oct. 10, 1775, when he turned over the command to General Howe, and sailed for
England.

(2) On the 7th of March, the Kincr sent a message to Parliament, communicating
the dispatches from America, with tiie story of the destruction of the tea in Boston
Harbor, and on the 14th. Lord North brought in the Boston Port Bill, which
diverted the commerce of Boston to .Salem, but gave power to the King, in council,
to restore it upon the return of order and full compen'-aticn to the owners for the
tea destroyerl.

Tlie bill passed both houses and received the King's .issent Marcli 31st, and took
efTect June 1st.

Governor Gage ordered the General Court to convene at Salem en June Ijt. by
the King's con.niand, till further orders.

The Boston Port Bill worked havoc with the cyauijcrce of Boston, Uv^t it led up
to the idea of the Continental Congress. • ''' ■■



74 Commo)! place-Booh of RicJiard Pratt .

AucTt. 'X. Trevit Mansfields Child Born
Sept. 2. Michael Xegles of Maldon was run over
bv a Cart wheel which broke his Thigh
& he died the ^londav followincr
22. Mr. Knuttons Mill Raised, & Capt. Hart
wounded
Novr. 14. Mr. \Vm. Newhals Daughter Born

17. Mr. John Burril Sc Anna Fuller Married

Benja. Coats of Boston Died
21. Major Cheevers Daughter Buried

General Gages Army ?klarch"d out to Con-
cord and Began Hostilities
I began to keep the School
Plight at \\'inesimet( ')
Betse\- McAlpine Died

Died Josiah Burrage





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(1) Sumner, in hi^ History of East Boston, styles this affair tlie Cattle of Nod-
dle's Island, and the >!ccund b.ittle of the Revoli'.tirrn.

The Colonists removed tlie cattle from Xoddle's and Hog Islands and captured
an armed Ensriish Schooner at Wiunisimet Ferry.

This was the first action of the Revolution in which the Americans used field
pieces. The ^■riti^h lost many men killed and wounded. The Americars had no
one killed. Israel Putnam was in commanil of the .Americans, and the news, reach-
ing Congress upon the day it was electing General Officers, so influenced it that
Putnam was unanimously elected one of the Major Generals.

The troi'ps were ordered to act under a Resolution of the Committee of Safety,
passed May 14, 1775 :

" AV-i;/:ri/, as the opinion of this committee, that all tlie live-stock betaken from
Nodule's Island, Hog Island, Snai<e Island, anii from that part of Chelsea near the
sea-coast, and be driven back : and that the e.vecution of this business be com-
mitted to the Committees of correspondence and selectmen of the towns of Mcd-
ford, Ma'den, Chelsea, and Lynn, and tiiat they be supplied with such a nuniber of
men as they shall need from the regiment now at Mcdford."



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PUBLISHMENTS

1774

July 24. Elizabeth Stocker, married Sept. 15

I 31. William Ramsdil & Sarah Newhall

; Augt. 7. Mr. Jonathan Downin To Hutcherson

\ Sept. II. Mr. Abel Belknap & Bethiah Newhall,
! married Sqpt. 27

18. Mr, Timothy Ilitchins to Mary James
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June 25. Josiah Barrage to Susanah Ramsdil



MEMORANDUM






1773

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2 Acres Salt Marsh «


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I Planted Corn May 21, 1776



1798 Augt. 25th. Benja. Cox came into my House
to Live



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