Papers Volume 3

Papers Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... records of Branford with them. Such was not the fact. The town and church records have always remained at Branford. They are pretty full and in a reasonably good state of preservation. John Plum was the first Clerk. After his death in 1648, Michael Taintor served in that office. He was followed by John Wilford. In 1673 Eleazer Stent was chosen along with Mr. Wilford. Mr. Stent did the writing. He gathered together and rewrote the records of the former clerks. Volume No. 1 is in his handwriting. Though nicely done, the chirography and orthography fashionable two hundred years ago are not easy to read now. "June 18th, 1643. This dai it is ordered that the meadow in this plantation shall be divided into four parts, and then divided by lott, viz.--all the meadow that lyeth on the right hand side of the town that is earliest settled shall be in the first dividend; and all the meadow that lyeth by the river on the left side, and all upwards from that place where it is considered a bridge must be, is for the 2nd dividend. Also 3rd1 y all the meadow that lyeth downe the river from the place where formerly it was considered a bridge must be, and all that lyeth within the compass of that piece of ground called the plaine shall be in the 3rd dividend. 4tbly all the meadow left beside in the towne that is knowne, shall be in the 4th dividend. This meadow is to be bounded and prized by Robert Rose, William Palmer, Samuel Swaine and Thomas Blachley, with all convenient speede, and then the lott to be cast." The second record reads: "December 15th, 1645. This dai it was ordered that Mr. Sherman should be allowed a year, to begin from the first of October, 1644." Rev. John Sherman was an important character and a famous preacher. lIe came to...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611772
  • 9781236611772