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Note-book kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq., lawyer, in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638, to July 29, 1641 (Volume 7) online

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January last past make over and sell unto him one
marc in Discharge of foureteene pounds of the said debt
[97] and promised to pay the residue thereof, being twenty
two pounds, unto his said master at or before the first
day of May last past, for the w ch payment the said John
Harrison set his hand unto a note or writing now shewed
to this Deponent, whereto this deponent also set his name
as at witnessc. [Is.]



To the right Honorable his Mats Judges & Justices &
others whomc it may conccrne the Certificate of Increase
Nowell Esq r -one of the Assistants & Secretary for the Juris-
diccon of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Knowe yee

of Possessions, pp. 16, 17) referred to tioncd in any other authority known to

some other lot of land. This lot in me goes towards showing either that he

question was on Washington Street, near was in Boston for a short time only, or

Cornliill, directly opposite the house of that he lived the most retired life im-

Major Edward Gibbons and the shops of aginaHe. One would at least suppose

Thomas Savage and John Newgate. that a servant to John Cogan could be

1 That Nathaniel Eiiflins is unmen- found on the church register.



148 LECIIFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.

that upon the eighth Day of August in the fifteenth yeare of
the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles now King of Eng
land <fec. Nathaniel Enfling came before me <fe tooke his corpo-
rall oath in these words following ssc. &c. w ch at tlic special 1
instance <t request of the above named John Cogan I have
thought good to Certify In testimony whereof I have here
unto set my hand & scale the said eighth Day of August in
the fifteenth yearc aforesaid. [2. 0.]

Be it knowne unto all men by these presents that I John
Cogan of Boston in New England merchant Doe hereby con
stitute ordeync and appoint & in my place put my welbeloved
ffreind Nicholas Carwithye Citizen & Grocer of Exeter my
true <fc lawfull Atturney and Procurator for me & in my name
to Demand <fc receive of the Executors of the last will <fe
testament of Ignatius Jordan Alderman of Exefer aforesaid
or of the Administrators of his goods rights & credits who
or whomsoever they arc or shall be the summe of sixty six
pounds thirtccnc shillings & foure pence payable unto me my
lawfull Atturney or assigncs by bill or bond under the baud
& scale of the said Ignatius w th in a certaine tyme after his
Death as by the said bill or bond remayning in the hands &
custody of my said Atturney it Doth & may appeare And for
that end & purpose to sue arrest & impleade or cause to be
sued arrested & impleaded the sayd Executors or administra
tors for the said money & the same of them to recover in any
Court or Courts whatsoever And also to demand & receive
all it every such legacy & legacyes gift & gifts bequest &
bequests by the said Ignatius in and by his last will <t testa
ment given or that shall be given unto me my wife or chil
dren and to that end purpose to sue arrest & -impleade or
cause to be sued arrested & impleaded the said Executors for
the said legacy & legacyes gift & gifts bequest <fe bequests and
the same of them to recover in any Court or Courts whatso
ever for me & my wife and children or any of us and in my
name & theirs or any of our names And upon receipt of the
said money legacy and legacyes gift & gifts bequest & be
quests to make & give unto the said Executors or Administra-



LECIIFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK. 149

tors sufficient acquittance and release acquittances & releases
[98] for me my wife & children or any of us and in my name
& theirs or the name of any of us as the case shall
require and further to make <t doe all & every other lawfull
<fc reasonable act acts thing & things for & touching
the receipt & recovery of the said money legacy & legacyes
gift & gifts bequest <fe bequests as powerfully & effectually
as if I myselfe & my wife & children or any of us were
present Ratefying &c. Coram meipo & Johe Cogan iun
[2. C.]

To all Christian people to whomc these presents shall come
I Joseph Faber of London Couper send greeting in our Lord
God everlasting Knowe yee that I for sixteene pounds and
tonne shillings to me in hand payd by Christopher Stanley
of Boston in New England Taylor Doe hereby grant bargaine
& sell unto the said Christopher all that my house & garden
conteyning halfe an acre and three rods be it more or lesse
lying & being in Boston aforesaid bctwecne the house &
lands of Robert Rice Northward & the house & lands late
M 1 ? 3 Ormesbycs southward and all commons & appurtenances
thereto belonging To have &, to hold the said house & garden
& all & singulare the premises w th the appurtenances unto the
said Christopher Stanley his heires & assignes for ever. In
witnesse w hereof I have hereunto sett my hand & scale the
seaventh day of the sixth moneth in the (fifteenth ycare of
the raigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles now King of Eng
land <tc. Annoq r Dili 1639. Coram. Jo. Webb, Richo Waite
& meipo. [2s.]

Me Christofern Stanley De Boston in N. A. Scissorena
tener c. Josepho Faber in triginta & Duabus libris &c.
Dat 7. G. 1639. Coram. Jo. Webb Rico Waitc <fc meipo.

Condidoned for payment of 16 10s. at or in the said house
unto the said Joseph his executors &c. [Is.]

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall come
We John Everet of Boston in New England Planter & Mary



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Everet wife of the said John send greeting in our Lord God
everlasting Knowe yee that we for fifty pounds to us in
hand satisfyed & payd by Christofer Stanley of Boston
aforesayd Tayler Doe by these presents grant bargaine & sell
unto the said Christofer all that our house & garden thereto
belonging lying & being in Boston aforesaid betweene the
house & lands of Richard Bellingham Esq* eastward & the
house & lands of Thomas Buttolph westward and all Com
mons & appurtcnanees thereto belonging To have and to hold
the said house & garden <fc all & singulare the p r mises w th
the appurtenances unto the said Chrifer Stanley his heires &
assignes for ever. In witnesse &c. Dat ut supra. Coram :
Josepho Faber, Rico Waite meipo. [2s.]

To all Christian people to whoine these presents shall come
I Christofr Stanley of Boston in New England tayler send
greeting in our [99] Lord God everlasting Knowe yee that I
for and in consideration of the grant of one house <fc garden
lying in Boston aforesaid betweene the house & lands of
Richard Dcllingham Esq? Eastward & the house & lands of
Thomas Buttolph westward unto me made by John Everet
of Boston aforesaid planter & Mary Everet his wife before
the sealing & delivery hereof Doe by these presents grant
bargaine & sell unto the said John & Mary all that my
house & garden conteyning halfc an acre & three rodds be
it more or lesse lying & being in Boston aforesaid betweene
the house and lands of Robert Rice Northward & the
house & lands late M r . 3 Ormesbyes southward and all com
mons & appurtenances thereto belonging & the deed of
Joseph Faber concerning the same To have and to hold
the said last mentioned house & garden and all & singu
lare the p r mises w th the appurtenances unto the said John
and Mary their heires and assignes for ever. In witnesse
&c. Dat ut Supa. Coram. Josepho Faber Rico Waite &
meipo. [26-.]

Christoper Stanley for 101 10s. Assignes the boy, and all
writings concerning him, Richard Bayly, to be bound to



LECHWRD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK. 151

Isaackc Cullimorc 1 of Boston in N. E. Carpenter, his appren
tice, to serve him from 24. 4. ult for 7 yeares, & to give him
an owe kidtl at the end of foure yeares if he doe his duty, and
5 at the end of the termc, ineate, drinke & clothes, & Double
apparell when he goes forth. 8. (3. 1G39. Corain Tho : Pay li
ter & mcipo. [2s. Gd]

Anne Colcman of Watertowne in N. E. spinster, aged 10
yeares, and Samuel Hosier 1 of the same, her tutor & gar-
dian make a letter of Attorney to Jeffery Coleman of
Colchester in the county of Essex, Saymaker, and James
Wade of the same, Clothier, their atturneys to receive of the
Executors of William Coleman late of Colchester aforesaid,
Saymaker, Deceased, the summe of 5* or any other summe
or legacy given her by the last will & testament of the said
Will m her father. 8. 6. 1639. Coram Gubcrn., Rob to Feke
<fc ni(Mpf). [Is. Gd.~]

John Cogan aged about seventeene yeares 2 sonnc of John
Cogan of Boston in New England merchant, sworno, saith
upon his oath that this Deponent, for his said father Deliv
ered at diverse times bctweene the 13 th day of fi ebruary and
the 17 th day of Aprill last past, unto John Harrison late of
Boston aforesaid, gent., and to some others by his directions as
this deponent believeth, for his use & behoofe, these wares at
these prices following, that is to say,

1 Isaac Cullimoro (which seems the * Anne Coleman and Samuel Hosier

more common way of spelling the name) did not get their live pounds as soon as
is called a shipwright by Savage ; on what seemed well to them, and made a second
evidence I cannot say. His most prom- letter of attorney to whom I know not
inent appearance in the Town Record is for the same purpose. See p. 167, post.
as being appointed to look to the car- 2 Savage speaks of John Cogan, Jr.,
riages and wheels of the great artillery, admitted freeman in 1642, as being son
In the Colonial Record, also, he is spoken of Humphrey, who never came to New
of as mending carriages, so that one England. I think this must be a mis-
would think that he was something of take, for it very clearly says in this
a wheelwright. He lived near Gallop s place that John Cogan, Jr., was the son
Point, on the water-side, by the ship- of John. His age, now about seventeen,
yards of Nehemiah Bourne and Thomas would make him twenty or twenty-one
Hawkins, the shipwrights, and Thomas when he took the freeman s oath, May
Joy, the carpenter. 18, 1642.



152 LECIIFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.

One payre of wosted stock! ns at six shillings six pence,
one payer of wosted stockins at eight shillings,
fou re Dozen of tobacco pipes at two shillings,
hard sealing wax at three pence,
one paire of wosted stockins at eight shillings,
two payre of stockins at twelve shillings and eight pence,
nynoteene yards of white fustian at twenty eight shillings six pence,
eleven yards and one quarter of white Diinmety at sixteene shillings

ten pence,
one paire of stockins at twenty pence,

in all coinming to foure. pounds foure shillings & five pence.



Letter of Atturney by Samuel Appleton of Ipswich in N.
E. g. made to Isaacke Appleton & al. twice ingrosscd 8. 6.
1639. sealed Coram. Gubern. Willo Ilubbard <fc meipo.

James Brockc mariner ag l . the Governor & Society of the
Mattachusetts Bay in New England, for 30* worth of butter,
chese and other provisions to Block Island voyage in the
warres ag 4 . the Pecots in or about the moneth of July, Anno
1636, and Dammages for the same ever since to his Dam-
mage 601 Declaration to be drawen. [Is.]

[100] A letter of Attorney made by James Brocke of
Ratcliffe in the County of Midd., mariner, to myselfe to sue
& recover of the Governo r & Company of the Massachusetts
Bay in N. E. the said 301 & Dammages. 9. 6. 1639. 1
Coram. [Is.]

A Letter of Attorney p eundem to myselfe to answere
Joseph Bachcller in a plea of trespass upon the case for
words, 9. 6. 1639. Coram [0. 4J.]

Francis Godsome 2 of Lynne in N. E. h. doth give grant &
enfeoffe unto John Fuller of Boston in N. E. ioyner all that

1 This letter of attorney will be Fuller was a somewhat common one, but
found more fully in the Note-book, I am unable to identify either of those
p. 101. here mentioned. Of the three asses-

2 We unfortunately know little more sors, Knight is probably the mason of
than is here stated of any one of the con- Salem, who had a grant of land in 1637,
tracting parties. Godson is mentioned mentioned by Savage ; the other two
in Mass. Col. lice., i. 123. The name are unknown.



LECHFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK. 153

his house and homo lott conteyning five acres and three
acres of meadow and thirty acres of wood & upland thereto
belonging & all privileges & accommodations thereto be
longing by the Townesnicns grant or promise, if Edward
Fuller of Olney in the County of Bucks yeoman shall pay unto
the said F : GO 1 on or before the second day of February next.

Articles. That John Fuller may refuse the bargainc and
require his money at returne, but if Allen Brade Edward
Farrington & William Knight shall deem the premises worth
001 then to pay 5 1 for dam : to Francis.

Not to receive the money if before the day Jo. F: send
word of dislike but if dislike by letter come afterwards then
to return the money to his father.

Either to refuse the bargain for 51

If in the mean while the said Francis improve and manage
the premises from May day next he is to be payd reasonably
if the bargaine take not effect.

Jo. ; Fuller to receive of Rich. Brooks [ of Lynnc 40s. &
of Dunton 20s. towards making of sellerage, and 4 daycs
worke of Edward Weeden carpenter. [Vacat.]

\_Thc. above entry crossed out.]

John Crabtree 2 of Boston in N. E. joyner, to receive
Solomon (Jrcenc sonnc of John Greene of Iladley in Stiff
clothier his apprentice for 7 yeares & 1 yeare a journeyman
& wages for that yearc 81,& space for what money to be
repaid. Dat 12. 6. 1639. Coram Gub: mcipsc. [2s. Gt?.]

John Crabtree and William Hudson 3 the younger {fisher
man to have the one the sonnc the other Mary Greene the

1 Richard Brooks lived in Lynn sonic 2 John Crabtree was sufficiently well

time before removing (16f)0) to East- known as a carpenter. He may have

haniptou, L.I. Edward Weeden gen- been a good one, though he sometimes

erally called of Boston eame from charged too much (J/h&s. CW. 7Jee.,i. 301,

England in the same ship (" Susan and 327). Of the Greenes father, son, and

Ellen," 1635) as Richard Brooks. As daughter I can find nothing,
for Dunton, I cannot fix him. There 3 William Hudson the younger

were Dun tons of Reading, at this time probably the son of William Hudson the

a part of Lynn. innkeeper was at this time about



154 LECIIFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.

daughter apprentices <fc to be guardians & receive 111 a yeare
for the 2 children as tutors masters and guardians of the
said children. William Richardson of Iladley in Suffolk gent
Executor, Josuah Foot of London Ironmonger & Thomas
Ilughson citizen merchant of London Attorneys. Coram
Rico. Saltonstall l & meipsc. Under the Common Scale and
that the said Solomon and Mary choose the tutors & guar
dians abovesaid before the Governor. The agreement also
p ut scquctur in the next leaf but one. [2s. GJ.]

[101] To all Christian people <tc I Samuel Appleton 2 of
Ipswich in N. E. g. send greeting in our Lord God everlasting
Knowe yec that I the said S. have ordcyncd <t constituted &
made and in my place have put and by these presents do or-
deync constitute make & in my place put my wcllbeloved in
Christ I. A. J. 0. I). R. 11. S. & R. S. my true and lawfull
Atturneys and deputyes all or the greater number of them for
me <fc in my name to enter on lawfully and to make a lease
or leases of all or any of the lands and tenements both free
hold and Coppihold whatsoever of me the said S. situate lying
and being in Monkes Elye in the aforesaid County of Suff.
with leave of the Lorde of the Manor whereof the said Coppi
hold lands arc held for and touching such lands for any terme
of yeares not exceeding the number of seaven yearcs from the
time of the making of such lease or leases and so as no such
lease or leases be made in reversion but the same to be made
only in possession and under what rent & rentes and upon

twenty years old. He is here called time was an assistant. The governor
fishcM-tmn. Later he was in a company here spoken of was John "Winthrop, Sr.
of vintners (Muss. Col. Ilcc.., ii. 277), but 2 Samuel Appleton was one of the
very probably he turned his hand to first settlers at Ipswich in 103(5. He
whatever came uppermost. He served was chosen representative in 1637, and
in the Parliamentary war in England, in the same year was chosen assistant
being ensign in Mr. John Leverett s justice at Ipswich. The persons men-
foot company ( 11 inth., ii. 245), and died tioned as attorneys I have not the means
in the summer of 1681. of identifying. Isaac Appleton was
1 Richard Saltonstall came to Massa- probably either the son or brother of
chusetts with his father 1630, but re- Samuel, who had a grandson bearing
turned soon to England. lie came back that name.
to Massachusetts, however, and at this



LECIIFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK. 155

what Covenants & Conditions my said Attorneys or the greater
number of them shall see fitting and also from time to time
to discharge place and displace lawfully all and singular the
tenants that now or hereafter shall be of any the said lands
or tenements. And also from time to time to fell cut up &
take off or cause to be felled cut up & taken off all or any the
woods & timber now growing or being or w ch hereafter shall
growe or be upon the said freehold lands and also upon the
said Coppihold lands with lease of the Lord of the said Manor
for the wood and timber on such lands & to sell the same wood
and timber for the use of me the said Samuel and from time
to time to take and receive to the use of me the said Samuel
or my assignes all rentes issues & profitts of the aforesaid
premises w ch now are due or w ch at any time hereafter shall
growe or be due to me the said Samuel out of the p r mises
aforesaid And generally to do execute and perform all and
every lawful act and acts thing and things for and in the
name of me the said S. as I shall by any letter or writing
under my hand & warrant appoint or allowe to be done
executed or performed as amply & fully as I the said S. in
my owne proper person may or might doe. Hereby ratifying
& confirming all & every thing whatsoever they or the greater
number of them shall lawfully doe in the p r miscs. In wit-
ncssc whereof I have hereunto set my hand & scale this
eighth Day of August in the fifteenth ycare of the raigne
of our Soveraigne Lord Charles now King of England <fec
Annoq r Dni 1639. Signed sealed & delivered in the presence
of Will : Hubbard & mei T ho : Lcchford scriptoris liujus.
And I John Winthrop Esq? Governor of the Massachusetts
Bay in New England having seen these presents signed scaled
& delivered in my presence have at the request of the above-
named Samuel Appleton caused the common scale of our
Colony to be hereunto affixed the day of the date thereof.

SAMUEL APPLETON.

JOHN WINTIIROP :

Twice written & ingrossed. [6s. Sd. Attorneys Isaack
Appleton ar., Jo : Gurdon ar., Dan : Rogers cl., Ri : Stansby cl.,



156



LECUFORD S MANUSCRIPT NOTE-BOOK.



Ri : Sebbornc cl., I Ap: ar. do little Waldingfield in Com Suff.
& Henry Smith D r of Divinity <fe Master of Magdalen College
in Cambridge.]

[102] William Hutcliinson l of Aquidnecke in New Eng
land gent and Samuel Hutcliinson Brother of tlie said Wil
liam convey to Richard Ilutchiiison citizen & ironmonger
of London all that their dwelling house in Boston in New
England and the garden or orchard thereunto adjoyning and
all conrte yardcs stables stalles outhouses commons & appur
tenances thereunto belonging parte of w ch house & garden was
heretofore purchased by the s d Wm. of John Coggeshall 2
late of Boston aforesaid merchant and the rest of the prem
ises was assigned to the said Will m by the Townesmen of



1 The names of various of the Hut-
chinson family repeatedly occur in Lech-
ford. Mr. Savage has published a careful
enumeration of the different members
in his Gcucahrtjical DictiuiHtry. It will
make clearer the papers relating to the
family which occur later in the Note-look
to remember that William Hutcliinson,
the husband of the famous Anne, had
brothers, Richard, of London; Samuel,
of Boston; and Edward, of the same.
His sons were Edward, who came to New
England before his father, Richard, and
others who are not mentioned in Lech-
ford. Of these brothers, Richard never
came to New England at all. William
came to New England in 1631 with his
wife and all his sons save Edward. He
was forced through church troubles to
remove in 1638 to Rhode Island, where,
with Aspinwall, Coddington, and others,
he formed a political community, of
which, in their second year, he was
chosen ruler or judge. He died about
1642. Samuel was of Boston. He was
involved, with the rest of his family, in
the Aiitinoniian dispute [Mass. Col. Rcc.
i. 207, 338). He may or may not have
gone with his brother William to Aquid-
neck, where he had a grant of land, May



20, 1638. He is subsequently mentioned
by Lech ford, however. Edward, the
brother, is not mentioned in the Note
book, except perhaps ante, p. 93. Ho
went to Rhode Island, and from there
to England. Of the sons, Edward and
Richard are the only ones mentioned by
Lech ford. Edward came to Boston a
year before his father and mother. With
his father he removed to Rhode Island,
but shortly afterward returned to Bos
ton. He served in King Philip s war,
where he received a wound of which he
died Aug. 17, 1675. Richard came from
England with his father, but returned
to London before the other members of
the family moved to Rhode Island. He
is repeatedly referred to in the Note-book,
as well as his shop, The Angel and
Star, in Cheapside, London.

2 John Coggeshall, another sympa
thizer with Mrs. Hutcliinson and Mr.
Wheelwright, also went to Newport,
where he became one of the principal
men, as he had before been in Boston.
The house and garden alluded to were
on what is now the corner of School
and Washington. The Old Corner
Bookstore occupies a portion of the
property.



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Boston aforcs d by common consent and order of the generall
court. [3s. 400 1 consider.]

Edward Ilutchinson of Boston in New England mercer and
S r gcant Thomas Savage l of the same doc convey unto the
said Richard Hutch: all that our farmc house & other build-
inges thereunto adjoyning and all the gardens yardes and
outhouses tliereto belonging lying & being in the precincts of
Dorchester in New England and all that parcell of land called
a farmc Arc. and to thatch the new buildings daub flic chim
ney lay the floores & hang the doores thereof & 10 acres of
moadow lying on the east side of Ncponsct river heretofore
had in exchange of Captaine Stoughton for so much lying over
ag: it on the other side of the s (1 river lying next to fhc mill
there and so along the said river : a farmc lying on the east
side of Neponsett river bounded in on the east side with an
high Ridge w ch is Boston Bounds on the west side with a
frcshc brookc called Unkataquassctt and for the length of it
to riinnc one hundred and sixty poles into the land w th all
the meadow lying before it as it is bounded with a greate
salte cricke unto the aforesaid high ridge as also tonne acres
of meadowe or thereabout lying on the west syde of the afore
said fresh brooke with one little house and one frame with all
the timbers and appurtenances thereto belonging cither falling
or standingc. All w ch said farmc & lands came unto us by
purchase from William Ilutchinson ffather of me the said
Edward who purchased the same of Bray Rossitcr 2 gent, to
whomc the s d premisses came by purchase from the Indians &
granted by the Court & Towne w th all rights priviledgcs com
mons in Necks of Land Islands or Inlands with all other appur
tenances thereunto belonging. [3s. Sd. 820* Consideration,
againc written Is. Sd. and other writingcs toto. Ss. 4r/.]

1 Sergeant Thomas Savage, born 1608, turned to Boston, where he died Feb.

married Faith, daughter of William 14, 1632.

Ilutchinson. He was disarmed in 1637 2 Bray Rossiter was of Dorchester,



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