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1656 to the rank of lieutenant. As for suppose he carried out ; for in a year or

Perry, his rank was more humble. lie two he ceased from drumming, at least

was at this time town drummer, and in public,
held the place for some years, lie had



92 LECHFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.

of them shall in their said trade Doe nor permit to be done by
their said servants anything w th out the assent & consent of
each other of them the said pties to these priits, During the
said terme.

4. Item, It is Covenanted agreed and fully concluded by
and betwcene the said partyes to these p r sents that in the
case of sicknesse or other necessary occasion of absence of
them the said parties to these presents from their said joynt
shopp during the said tcrme, if the said absence shall be by
the space of a Day or more, that then the one of the said par-
tics shall allowe unto the other xij<* for every Daycs absence
of each other.

In witnesse <c. Coram Johe Cogan & mcipo. [2s. Gu?.~]

Articles about a bargaine betweene Lieutenant Richard
Morris 1 and Mf Richard Parker for 7000 o clapboards
pypestaves at 181 p millc, to be Dd at Pascattaquay any time
after the last Day of the 5 th moneth. Dated 20. 4. 1639.
Coram me. [4s. 6d.]

[60] Be it knowne unto all men by these presents that I
Mary Fayreweather 2 of Boston, widdowe, in consideration of
my naturall love and good affection that I beare unto my
sonne John Fayreweather, Doe hereby give and graunt unto
the said John the one halfe of all my lands lying in Pullin-
point nockc 3 and Hogg Island, w lh the appurtenances, equally

1 Richard Morris was a military man Point Neck, Jan. 8, 1637 ( Town lice-

from Roxbury. He had been disarmed, ords, i. 30). He died late in 16138

in 1637, with others of the Hutchinson (Suvaye). John, his son, who in

party, and had gone to Exeter with Mr. 1689 was made commander of the cas-

W heel \vright, and is met with fre- tie after it was surrendered by An-

quently in the Note-book, in transac- dros, was born (about) September,

tions like the present. Richard Bulgar, 1634 ; and so was not five years old at

also a Roxbury man, who was disarmed, the date of this deed of gift. A revised

went at first to Rhode Island, but after- draft of this deed of gift, with addi-

wards to Maine, where he is met with tional provisos, is found on another

in connection with Morris later in the page. [T.] For John Evered, alias

Note-book. Webb, or John Webb, alias Evered,

2 Widow of Thomas Fayerweather, see pp. 138, 224, post.

an early settler, who had an "allot- 8 Pullin Point (now Point Shirley,

merit" in the division of lands at Pullin Chelsea) was so called, as Wood informs



LECHFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK. 93

to be Devilled, To have <fc to hold the said one luilfo of the
said lands unto him the said John Fayrcweathcr his heires
and assignes for ever. And I doc hereby graunt unto the said
John Fayreweather that I and the said John shall & will
stand seized of the other halfe of my said lands unto the use
of myselfe for my life and afterwards to the use of such
child and children that shall be lawfully begotten betwecne
me and John Everet als. Webb whome I intend by the grace
of God to take to my husband, and the heires of such childe
or children forcvf and for default of such issue to the use of
the said John Fayrcweathcr, his heires and assigncs for ever.
And lastly, I Doe hereby give and graunt unto the said John
Fayreweather one heyfcr of two yeares old, To have and to
hold the said heyfer unto the said John Fayreweather his
executors administrators & assignes for ever. In witncsse
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & scale the twenty first
Day of the fourth moncth, Anno Dim. 1639. [2s. 4.]

Copic of a grant of Powderhorne Hill l by Henry Vane
Esq^ to William Brampton gent. Dated 2. 1638 [sic], [6d.]

Vincent Potter 2 gent, [places f] and John Johnson places
himselfe unto Daniel Pierce of Watertowne, blacksmith, for
9 yeares from this Day for 12*, double apparcll, & 5*. Coram
me <fc Duobus aliis tcstibus. [2s. 6t?.]

This Indenture etc. Dated 25. 4. 1639.

[The next two entries are in short-hand. ,]
Received of My Hibbins 25. 4. 1639. [10s.]

Received of M! Bellingham for loan or gift [illegible], which
I please; but if [it] please God that I am able [illegible], I
intend to pay him. [11.]

us, because those who passed it in ance to William Brampton (Rrenton?)

boats, when the tide was strong, "are was probably executed in England. [T.J
constrayned to goe ashore, and hale 2 Vincent Potter came in "1635,

their boates by the sealing, or roades " aged 21, was next year a soldier at the

(New England s Prospect, p. 45). [T.J castle" (Savage). See later in the Note-

1 In Chelsea, where Vane was one of book, pp. 65, 119.
the largest proprietors. This convey-



94 LECHFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.



[61] Articles of Agreement Indented made the ffowerteenth
Daij f ^ te secon d moneth Anno Dni One thousand six hun
dred thirty and nyne Betiveene WILLIAM TYNG of Boston
in New JEnyland, merchant, of the one parte, And JOHN
llKADE 1 of Way mouth in New England Planter, of the
other parte, in manner and forme following.

It is Covenanted, agreed and fully concluded by and be-
twecne the said party es to these presents, Imprimis, that the
said John Reade shall and will occupye and enjoy all that the
said William Tyng s ffarmc house and ffarme at Mount Wol-
laston called Salter s ffarme, w th all the appurtenances lately
by him purchased of William Coddington late of Boston, 2
gent., from the Day of the Date hereof for and During the
space of Tenne yeares thenceforth next ensuing, fully to be
compleate and ended.

2. It in, that the said William Tyng shall and will stocke
the said house & farme to the hand of the said John
Reade, in manner following, that is to say, w th tenne milch
cowcs, tcnne heyfers of two yeares old a peece, tenne heyfers
of one yeare old a pecce, ten cowe calves, One bull of two
yeares old and one bull calfe, Tenne Oxen, fower mares, One
stoned colt of a yeare old, twenty ewe goats, One goate
rammc, three sowes, One boare, eight store swyne, One cocke,
tenne hennes, One turkey cockc, two turkey hennes, One
gander, four geese, One Drake and fowrc Ducks.

3. Itm, that the said John Reade shall and will kcop and
improve all the said live stocke upon the premises as near as
may be from time to time During the said terme of tenne
yeares. And that the said John Reade shall will w th in
15 moneths next after the date hereof build or cause to be
built at his proper costs & charges on the premises, One
barne of seaventy foxvre fectc in length and forty feete in
breadth and convenient hcigth proportionable, taking all

1 John Reade had been of Dorchester, but was now a man of property and
influence in Weymouth.

2 Sec pp. 36-40, ante. [T.]



LECIIFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK. 95

such material Is lhat will serve < hereunto upon the lands
belonging to the said farine.

4. Item, that the said John Reade shall and will from time
to time during the said terme at his proper costs & charges
well <fc sufficiently repay re, maintaine uphold <fc kecpc the
said ffarmc house & Barn <fc all outhouses to the said ffarme
belonging and all fences <fc increase fences and the garden
thereunto belonging and the fruit trees thereon with all
needful & necessary rcparacons hedges pales fences mounds <fc
ditches and the same so well sufficiently repayred main
tained upheld & kept shall <fc will leave & yield up in the end
of the said tcrmc unto the said William Tyngc.

5. Item, that the sayd John Reade shall and may have &
take in & upon the premises wood & timber for reparations
of the said farme houses <fc barnc & outhouses fences and all
nccdfull & necessary hedgbootc, gatcboote, paleboote <fe fire-
boote not Doing any voluntary wast upon the said premises
from time to time During the said tcrmc.

0. Itiii, that the said John Re-ado shall and will fyncl ct pro
vide sufficient seed corne for the premises tbis present ycarc
And shall & will from time to tymc During the said terme,
findc provide all necessary ploughes, ploughshares, carts,
harnesses for the same, Dayrie implements, cythes, axes,
hatchets, hammers, mattocks, pickaxes, spades, shovells,
rakes, saws, wedges, and all other necessary utensils for the
managing of the said ffarme & stockc & the increase thereof.

7. ItiTi, that the said William Tyng in the end of the said
terme shall & will buy of the sayd John Readc the ploughes
ploughshares carts harnesses for the same dayrie implements
cythes axes hatchotts hammers mattocks pickaxes spades
shovells rakes sawes wedges & all other necessary uten-
sills used and bought by the said John Reade for the man
aging of the premises at such reasonable rates <fe prizes as
they shall be valued at by two indifferent men bctwcenc the
said partycs to be chosen or by the arbitrators in these
presents named.

8. Item, that the said John Reade shall will from time
to tyme kccpe scaven men servants able for their severall



96 LECUFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.

imployments and two able mayd servants, and that lie shall
and will imploye his owne labour and industry and the labor
and industry of all his said servants for the improvement of
the said ffarme and live stocke w th its increase During the
sayd tcrmc.

9. I tiii, that the sayd John Reade shall not nor will put on
nor receive any other cattell, swyne or poultrey of his owne
or of any other p r son or persons to be fedd or kept upon the
premises, w tb out the consent of the said William Tyng, and
then the said William Tyng shall have halfe the profits for
keeping and feeding of all such other cattell, swyne or
poultry.

10. It in, that the said John Reade shall & will breake up
and improve w th the plough and plant or sowe eight acres of
the arrablc ground of the premises that hath not ben formerly
broken up or ploughed, planted or sowen formerly, every
yeare During the said terme.

11. Itiii, that the said John Reade shall not nor will give,
sell or carry any hay or strawe off the premises to the value
of five shillings p annu, w th out the consent of the sayd Wil
liam Tyng.

[62] 1 12. Item, that the said John Reade shall & will lay
or cause to be layd all the compost, manure or Dung w ch shall
be made there on the premises in husbandly manner where
most need shall be from time to time During the said
termc.

14. 2 Itiii, that the first tenne hcyfers of the said stocke that
shall come to the payle shall be kept for stocke, and if any of
them faylc, the said number to be made up out of the said
stockcs increase from time to time ever after during the
sayd tcrmc, and in the end thereof to be equally Divided
between the sayd partyes.

1 It may seem that tho paging hero position in the page. The page-marks

is very irregular. This arises from the have been set in where they occur; but in

fact that the articles in the present the case of pp. 62-64 they mean but

agreement have been printed accord- little, as the articles have been very

ing to the order indicated by the num- generally transferred,
bering rather than according to their 2 There is no item numbered 13. [T.]



LECHFORD S MAXUSCIUPT NOTE-BOOK. 97

15. Itm, that the increase of llic said stocke *t brnol ilts <t
proffitts of the said farme shall equally belong unto it be di
vided unto and bctweenc the said partycs from time to tynie
During the said terme in manner & forme herein expressed.

[63] 10. Item, that the said John Rcade shall tt will from
time to time during the said terme upon one moneths warn
ing give an account in writing under his hand, unto the
said William Tyng of all increase and decrease of the said
stock e.

17. I tin, that the increase of the sayd stocke tt protlits
of the said farme shall from time to tymc during the. said
terme be divided, as the sayd partyes shall oil her of them
require of the other upon one monetlfs warning: so that
none of the said cattcll of the increase of the said stocke
shall be divided till they breed or bo wayed in the yoake, nor
shall the conic be divided till it be brought info the barne tt
threshed, tt then to be divided by the bushell.

18. I tin, that upon every dividend the continuing stocke
shall bo made good if any fayle from time to tymc Puringc
the sayd tonne out of the said stoeko s increase, saving that
if any partc of the said stooko Dye or fayle through the
wilfull default of the said John Read then he shall forthwith
make good ct rcpairc the same at his ownc costs ct charges.

19. It in, that from time to tymc during the said terme
upon every dividend, the said William Tyng shall have lib
erty to appoint what cattell, horses mares or swyno shall be
kept for the standing and continuing stooko.

20. Itiii, that the sayd John Rea.de shall in the end of the
sayd terme leave tt yield up unto the said Willm Tyng the
said farme fully stocked in such manner tt kind as the said
John Read rcccivcth the same from the said William Tyng.

21. Itm, that the said John Reade shall forbear to fell such
trees about the said farm house as the said William Tyngc
shall direct.

22. Itm, that the said John Read shall not nor will have
any dealing in any other farm or trade during the said terme,
except his letting <t [64] setting his farm at Weymouth,
w th out the consent of the savd Win Tvii jr.



98 LECHFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.

23. Itm, that the said John Rcade shall not nor will during
the said terme do or suffer to be Done anything to the breach
of any of the articles of agreement or Covenants made be
tween the said Willili Tyng and W. Coddington a coppy l
whereof the said John Rcade hath in his custody.

24. Itm, that the sayd John lleade shall and will from time
to time during the sayd terme pay all towne rates for Mount
Wollaston charged upon the said farme or his person, but
all other rates for the sayd farme shall be payd out of the
increase of the sayd stocke & p fits of the said farme.

25. Itm, that the said Partyes shall equally have and enjoy
the improvements and profitts of & by the said servants,
ploughs carts <fe teames, to be equally Divided with the in
crease of the sayd stocke from time to time During the said
terme.

26. Itm, the sayd William Tyng shall and will from time to
time during the sayd terme pay halfe the charges for hire and
maintenance of workmen or women, when any shall be hired
& employed over and above the sayd servants, as need shall
require for planting, reaping, mowing and making of hay.

27. I tin, that the sayd John Reade shall and will from time
to time during the said terme allow unto the sayd William
Tyng lodging and Dyet for himself & horsemcat & stable-
roome for his horse when he shall come to the sayd farme to
survey the same, make a dividend or for any other occasions
w ch he shall have liberty to doe at one or more times in the
yeare, for the space of one moneth in the yeare, yearely During
the sayd tcrmc and at these tymes he shall have the use of
the chamber w ch M? Coddington used to lye in for his lodging.

28. Itm, that the said William Tynge shall have liberty
from time to time During the sayd term to fell, cut, saw, hew
& carry away any wood tyrnber, trees, boards, planks, pales
or other wood things whatsoever leaving sufficient tymber
frees <fc wood for the mayntenance of the sayd farme.

29. Itm, that the sayd Willm Tyng shall have liberty to
erect & build one watermill on the premises for the use of
him & his assignes and to make darnmes, floodgates or pooles

1 See pp. 39, 40, ante. [T.]



LECHFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK. 99

for that end, and to lay two acres of ground thereto, and
shall have free ingresse, cgressc regressc for him & his
assignes and those that shall grindc their conic therein into
and from the same mill when it shall be set up & huilt, the
said William Tyngc or his assignes from time to time During
the sayd terme after the said mill shall be erected <fc built
grinding the conic of the said John Reade for the said farme
house keeping, or allowing ycarcly unto the said John Reade
what the grinding of fifty bushells of conic shall be worth.

80. Itm, that if the said William Tyng shall hereafter at
any time during the said terme be necessitated to sell the said
ffarmc house & farmc, then the said John Rcade for fifty
pounds to be payd him in hand, upon six moneths warning,
shall & will surrender & rcdeliver unto the sayd Willm
Tyng the said farme house & farme <fc stocke, w th his partc of
the dividend, increase & profitts thereof.

31. It in, that if the sayd Willm Tyng shall hereafter at any
time during the sayd terme be disposed to sell the said farme
house and farmc for his ownc profit advantage, then the
said John Reade for one hundred pounds to be payd him in
hand upon six moneths warning shall & will surrender unto
the said William Tyng the sayd farmc house <t farmc
stocke w th all his partc of the dividend, increase & profitts
thereof.

32. Item, that in case any difference shall arise between
the said partycs their heircs or executors about or Concerning
the premises, that then they shall and will from time to tyme
perform, fullfill, stand to keepe the arbitremcnt of Thomas
Leverit 1 one of the Elders of the Church of Boston & of
William Colbron Deacon of the same or of two others Arbi
trators indifferently chosen or to be chosen by <fc between the

1 Thomas Leverett and William Col- fleet with Winthrop, was for a long

bron, prominent men in the church, time deacon, and later ruling elder ;

were of high consideration in Boston, often, too, selectman. Jlis opinions on

Thomas Leverett was ruling elder, and religious matters had decided leanings

also selectman from the time of his towards the heresies of Wheelwright ;

choice, shortly after he came over from but he was neither disarmed nor dis-

old Boston, in 1633, until his death, in franchised therefor.
1650. William Colbron came in the



100 LECllFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.

sayd partycs, their hoircs or executors. 1 (Rd 10s in pt 3. 10.
1630.)

[65] Be it known unto all men by these presents that I
Mury Fairewcather of Boston in New England widdow, in
tending by the grace of God to take to husband John Everet
als Wcl)l) 2 of Boston aforesaid, in Consideration of my natn-
rall love & good affection that T beare unto my Soune John
FayrcwcathcT doc hereby before tlie said marriage give and
grant unto the said John Faireweather the one halfe of all
my lands lying in Pullinpoint necke and Ilogge Island w lh
the appurtenances equally to be divided To have and to hold
the said one halfe of the said lands unto him the said John
Fayre\veathcr his heires and assignes for ever, Provided all-
wayes that if the said John Faireweather shall happen to
Dye without issue before he shall attaine to his age of twenty
and oiicycares then this grant shall ho voyd And I doe hereby
grant unto the said John Faireweather that I and the said
John Webb and the heires of our two bodies lawfully to be
begotten botweene us shall and will stand seised of the other
halfe of my said lands to the use of me and the said John
Everet als Webb during our lives and the longest liver of us
and after to the use of the heires of our bodies betweenc us
lawfully to be begotten and for default of such issue to the
use of the said John Fnyreweathcr his heires & assigncs for
ever And in case he Dye as aforesaid w th out issue then to the
use of my right heires for ever Provided allwayes that in case
I and the sayd John Everet ais Webb shall be disposed for
necessity or convenience to make sale of the said last men-
coned halfe of the said lands that then upon tender of six
pence unto a Deacon of the Church of Boston this entayle
shall be voyd and thenceforth it shall be lawfull for us to Dis
pose thereof by our joynt consent & grant in writing before
sutlicient witnesses. And lastly I Doc hereby give and grant
unto the said John Fayreweatlier one heyfer <fcc. put Devant.
[2*. bU]

1 It is doubtful if those articles \vere a man "of good property and influence,
t-xccutrd by the parties. John Ifead September, 1685 (Savage). [T.]
was at Hehoboth in 1C45, where lie died, 2 See p. 60 ante, and note. [T.]



LECH FORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK. 101

William Ilutchinson of Aqucdneckc, gent, and Edward
Iliitcliinsoii of Boston, his sonne, of the one parte, and David
^ellecke of Dorchester, soap boy lor, of the other pt, for
801, to pay 20* in hand and 00 l w th in 5 yea res, in the incanc
time the ycarcly rent of } nt 2 payments, 1 payment
25. 10, & [the other] 24. 4; but if the money be paytl the
rent to cease, sell one Dwelling house in Dorchester hereto
fore built by M r . Rosseter, and one acre & halfe more or lessc,
for the home lott or garden, 16 acres of wood ground lying on
the southwest syde of the plantation, and all their right in
Dorchester necke, 3 acres <fc halfe be it more or lesse. 1

Vincent Potter 2 gent, assignes Stephen Barret to Win Fos
ter of Ipswich in New England Planter for 131 in hand &
31 15s. a yearc for five y cares from the 21 U ? 4. Coram me
npore. [2-9. 6.]

Mo Rohtum Sedgwicke Do villa Caroti in N. A. Pandopato-
rom toner" A:c. Edw. Tyng Do P>. merchnnt in 500^. Condi-
couofl for payment of 1091 T.^. 8d. 29. 5 and so much G. 7.
pp. Pat. 2G. 4. 1039. Coram Willo Tyng & meipo. [U]

[66] This, Indenture <frc. Pat. 20. 4. 1039. Hetweene Vin
cent Potter gent Williii Parkc. An assigncment of Henry
Kenningc an Apprentice from 21.4 for 8 ycarcs &c. coram.
[2s. 6(?.]

1 The notes or memoranda for a 24. 4. 16-39. Coram Samuel Iluteliin-

drau^ht (which is given at length two son, Tho. Savage, et me i[so i or [lul-

})ag(,-s farther on) of a convcyaneo liy ward Ilutehinson, the son]." [T.J

William and Edward Hutchinson of a For David Sdlicke, see note on p.

house and garden in Dorchester, and 133.

sixteen acres of woodland, " on the 2 Vincent Totter, who had been a

southwest sydc of the said Towne plan- soldier at the castle during his stay in

tation, and bounded w th the lands of Boston, went back to England, Dec.

M r John Warham \v ch he hath in 15, 1039. William Foster, of Ipswich,

right of his wife or her children, on came [probably] in the same ship with

the cast parte, w th the said Townc Thomas Foster, afterwards gunner at

common on the \vest, w th the high the castle. They may or may not have

way leading to Neponset river on the been brothers, but it is possible that

north parte, and w th the said Towne Potter came across William through his

common on the south parte. Dated brother Thomas. See Savage.



102 LEG II FORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.

A letter by Katharine Wcelden to M* Jolin Shanvat of Not
tingham dated 29. 4. 1639. touching the Death <fec. of Martha
Weelden of Dedham who was Drowned about 12 Daycs be
fore. She was a godly mayde by all probabilities in this
letter testifyed. [0-0.]

Borrowed of M* Story 1 about a moncth since 2lb ) -
& halfe of the best Suger at 2s. the pound. )

Borrowed of Mr David Offley 31 to be payd 6. 7. 1639.

The Condicon of this obligation is such that if the said
John Reade shall from time to time observe fullfill <fe kecpe
all such Covenants articles and agreements as are on his parte
to be observed fullfilled <fc kept mentioned in certaine Articles
indented bearing Date w th these presents made betweene the
said William Tyng of the one parte and the sayd John of the
othf p* then this obligation shall be voyd & of none effect or
els shall be & remaine in full power strength & vertue.

Nos Johem Reade de Wey mouth in Nova Anglia Plantator
et Richardum Wright de Mountwollaston in N. A. Plantato-
rem toner <tc. Wiilo Tyng mercator in [Wan] libris Dat. 14.
2. 1639. coram.

Condiconcd ut supa mutatis mutandis.

This Indenture made the Twenty fourth Day of the fourth
moncth In the yearc of our Lord One thousand six hundred
thirty and nyne betweene William Ilutchinson of Aqucdnecke
Island gent and Edward Ilutchinson of Boston in New
England sonne & heirc apparant of the said Willm of the
one parte and David Selleckc of Dorchester in New England

1 "One George Story, a young mer- with Captain Robert Keayne (Winth.,

chant of London," who became con- ii. 69, 117), makes here his first recorded



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