Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Volume 11

Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...upon Butler's Wharf 30 by 20 by 20 stud. On February 16, Thomas Selby and Elizabeth his wife act as go-betweens in the transfer from Bridge and others to Ben jamin Bridge of the estate on King Street, between Shrimpton heirs and Barret Dyer. On October 13, 1715, Thomas Perks, late of London, and John Shippee "is admitted to dwell here, Thomas Selby and Thomas Phillips, also Innholder, being bound in 100 pounds for each of them." On March 11, 1716-17, Selby is elected at town meeting scavenger of his district, with duties equal to that of a district foreman in our modern Street Cleaning Department, with full power to hire all men and teams necessary to perform the work. In January, 1717-18, Butler leased to him an additional strip on the northerly side of the lot in his occupation 40 by 10. Jane Selby, his daughter, was married February 2, 1717-18, to Thomas Garret by the Rev. Samuel Myles. Peter Butler sells to Selby, still periwigmaker, all the land in his occupancy, with an additional strip, November 25, 1718. In this year he subscribes " two pounds towards construction of Gallery, pulpit, Addorning King's Chapel and paving in front." On August 5, 1719, he mortgages the above premises in occupation of Robert and Richard Skinner to James'Bowdoin, who discharges it in 1721. His wife having died, he is married, September 6, 1719, to Mehitable Bill, daughter of James Bill of Pullin Point, by the Rev. Samuel Myles. About this time appears the first of a long series of advertisements of sale at public vendue at the Crown Coffee House of everything from books to a full-rigged ship. On February 22, 1719-20, Selby, still periwigmaker and Mehitable_ his wife, one of the daughters, executors, and co-heirs of...
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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976746
  • 9781236976741