SAYBROOK LAND RECORDS, BOOK 1, PAGES 1-20

[Transcribed by Janece Streig]




[Note: These records are transcribed as they are in Book 1 without any attempt to sort out the various types. You will find "inventories" of land held by individuals, deeds, family records [marriages, births & deaths], registered ear-marks, and more.]

Saybrook Land Records
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Robert LAY Transactions

Land of Robert LAY in potopauge quarter bought of John LAY Senior his house and land adjoining to it of 24 akers abuting east upon the cove and west upon the Comons. abuttng north east and Southeast upon the land of will PRAT.

2. 24 Akers of upland bought of will HIDE and his house it with five Akers of boggi meadow abuteing east upon the cove and south and west upon the land of will PRAT and north upon the commons.

3. bought of will WALLER 50 Akers more or less lying in 8 mile meadow abuting east to the great River and west the cove north the land of John CLARK upon the south to the lands of William HIDE.

4. All the commonage in potopauge quarter belonging to the aforesaid 24 Akers bought of John LAY.

5. bought of will WALLER all his Right that he hath in potopauge quarter that ever is or shall be laid out hereafter.

6. bought of will HIDE of meadow in 8 mile meadow 6 acres abuteing east to the great River west upon the cove north to the lands of John WESTALL and West to the cove.

7. bought of John LAY in meadow at 8 mile Island 5 Akers abuteing east upon the great River west upon the cove north to the lands of John WESTALL and upon the south Mr. FENWICK land.

8. bought of will HIDE in 8 mile meadow 6 Ackers abuteing east upon the great River. upon the west the cove and upon Mr. FENWICK, upon the south will PRAT.

The marriage of Robert LAY and the firth of his Children He was married in the month of desember about the latter end in the year 1647. Phebe LAY was born the 5th of January in the year 50 Robert LAY his sone born the 6th of March in the year 54

Then was granted to Robert LAY at a town meeting a pasill of land and meadow as an adition to his home lott he bought of John POST it abuts to his hom lott on the east sid and to the of Goodman on the west this is about an Aker more or less
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Robert LAY bought of William PARKER a pasill of meadow belonging to the estate of two hundred pound lying in eight mile meadow abuteing east to the great River west to the cove north and south to the land of John WESTALL.

Robert LAY bought of John POST the 24th of May 1664 so much land in the ox pasture as bellonged to the estate of a hundred pound pound and so much also in the towne commons as bellonged to the estate of on hundred pound as doth more fully appear in a deed of sale given under his hand bearing date with this Record.

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Land, Family and Ear Mark Records

Land of Will HIDE

His house and home of two Akers more or less abuteing east to the land of John POST south west and north to highway

2. 12 Ackers in the planting field east to the lands of Arthur __ north to the lands of master James FFITCH south to the highway west to the land of Will BEAMAN.

3. 3 Ackers of meadow ajoyning north to the aforesaid land

4. his right in the towne Comons belonging to the estate of two hundred pounds

his Right in the ox pasture belonging to the estate of two hundred pound these above said lands now ___ to Ffrancis BUSHNELL as doth appear by a bill of sale bearing date the seventeenth of October 1660 and is Recorded to the said Ffrancis folio the 6th.

iii Akers of upland lying at poochake abuteing east upon the land of John POST South upon the sea west and north upon poochoak River

a parsell of meadow ajoining the upland aforesaid west abuteing east upon the aforesaid lands south to the sea west to the lands of Allexander CHALKER Robert BULL Tho. DUNK Will JACKSON north to poochook River The abovesaid land was bought by William LORD of

Bought of Robert WADE 26 ack and half of upland
Bought of Richard TOASLAND 3 ackers of upland and 3 akers of meadow
Bought of Tho ___ 9 ack of upland and 4 ack and half of meadow

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The Children of William LORD
His first son born in October n the year 1643
Tho LORD born in the month desember 45
Richard LORD born in may in the year 47
Mary LORD born in May in the year 49
John LORD born in Sept in the year 53
Robert LORD born in August in the year 51
Joseph LORD born in Sept. in the year 56
William LORD Senior departed this life the 17th day of May 1678.

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The mark that Nath'll LUCASS puts on his Cattle is a slitt on the underside of each year.

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Various Records

The land of Will BEAMON

His house and home lott of 4 Ack abuteing east to the lands of Francis BUSHNELL south to the cove west to master ___ north to the highway

2. 6 Ackers of upland in the old oxpasture abuteing east to the meadow south to lands of master FENWICK west to a highway north to the land of John CLARK Junior.

3. 7 Ackers and half of meadow abuteing west to the land aforesaid east to the cove south to the meadow of master FENWICK.

4. 4 Ackers of upland lying in the thousand Ack. Abuteing east and north to highway south to the lands of John WESTALL west to the lands of Richard ___

5. 3 Ackers of land in the planting field abuteing east to a swamp and south to the land of Will HIDE and highway next to the lands of John CLARK Senior

6 my Right in the town Comons belonging to an estate of two hundred pounds

7 my Right in the oxpasture belonging to an estate of one hundred and fifty pound

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The marriage of Will BEAMON
The Children of Will BEAMON

Married to Lidia ___ the 9th of desember the year
Lidia BEAMON daughter of Will BEAMON 9th of March 1644
Mary BEAMON born the 12th of november
Elizabeth BEAMON born ye 2d of march n ye year
Debora BEAMON born the 29th of november
Abygaill born the 20th of february
Samuell BEAMON born the last day of february
Rebeka BEAMON born the 7th of Sept in ye year

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The mark that Robert ELY puts on his Creatures is a slitt in the end of the near ear or left ear, and a half penny on the uper side of the same and crop of the off ear

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Thomas GILBERTT was married to Deborah BEAMONT the 27th day of Septmeber 1681
Deborah GILBURTT was brought to bed of a son the 7th day of June 1683
Deborah GILBURTT departed this life the 17th of June 1883
Abigail BEAMONT deceased 29th September 1683
Lydia BEAMONT the wife of William BEAMONT departed this life the 26th day of August 1686
William BEAMONT dyed the 4th of ffebruary 1698/9

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The mark Richard DICKINSON puts on his Cattle is a crop on ye near ear & half penny on the underside of ye same & an half penny on the upper side of the off ear.

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Lands of Jonathan ___ and Joseph HINGAM

The lands of Jonathan

One parsell thereon a house standeth con: by estimation three roods the ends abuts against the highway east and the house lott of Stephen POST west the side abuts gainst the house lott of Will PRATT north and house lott of John OLMSTED south

2 One persell ling within The Town plot which he bought of Henry CHAMPEON con: by estimation five roods the one side abuts against the highwais North and the other side abuts against the lands of Tho. MIRALL and Will'm WALLER, South the one end abuts against the land of Tho. ROODE East on the end abuts against the highwaie west.

3. one persell liing in the west fielde con: by estimation 22 acr's eight ackers of this is his owne allotment 4 ackers he bought of Henry CHAMPEON and some he had of John CLARKE Jun'r in exchange for the other land The ends abuts against the highwaie. East and Oyster River west The sides abuts against the land of James FITCH South and west land North

4. one persell of marsh liing in the North Cove Con: by estimation five ackers the ends abuts against the Cove South and the lands of Mr. Nathaniell ELDRED North the sides abuts against Jacksons creek west and creek that runs west rocke called Crows delight est.

5. one persell of marsh land liing the Rook Island Con: by estimation six acres five is his owne as it fell to him by lott the other he bought of Joseph HINGAM the ends abuts against the land of Rich. EDGERTON South the mouth of the back River like a Triangle North

The lands of Joseph HINGAM

1. one persell thereon a house standeth Con: by estimation three Roods the ends abuts against the hiewaie west and the land of Zach SANFORD east the sides abuts against the meeting house yard south and the land of Mathew GRISWOLD North.

2. one persell liing in the midell field Con: by estimation ten ackers five of which is his own that fell to him by lott fower ackers he bought of Will'm HIDE and one acker he bought of Rich. TUSLAND the ends abuts against the hiewaie East and against the land of Capt. John MASON west the sides abut against the land of Tho. ADGAT and against the lands of John CLARKS Junior North

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Lands of Francis BUSHNELL and John BUSHNELL

The lands of ffrancis BUSHNELL

His house and home lott of 3 ackers more or less abutting east to the lands of Master FFENWICK south to the Cove west to the lands of Will BEAMAN north to the highway

2. 12 ackers of meadow in the meadow belonging to tho. MIRELL being his proportion belonging to a two hundred pound Right abuteing east to lands of ffrancis GRISWOLD south and west upon the mill land west upon the commons

3. ten ackers of meadow in Oyster River quarter abuteing east to creek South to the sea west to the lands of Rob't CHAPMAN north to the lands of Richard TOASLAND.

4. his right in Oyster River quarter belonging to the estate of a hundred and fifty pounds

5. his right in the oxpasture belonging to the estate two hundred pounds

The land of John BUSHNELL juner by his father

22 Acker of upland lying in the thousand acres abuteing east to the lands of Sackey SANFORD south upon the major MASON west upon the highway next upon the lands of will JACKSON

2. 5 Ackers of meadow in the planting field abuteing east on a Creek South to the Cove west to lands of John LAY

3. ii Ack of upland bought of hew LEES abuteing north to the Commons east to the other land of his own South and west to the highway that runs by Julion BULLYERS.

Lands of ffrancis BUSHNELL bought of William HIDE October 27, 1660

bought of William HIDE his house and home lott of an acker and a half lying and being in Saybrook abuteing est to lands of John POST South west and north to the highway also twelve ack of upland in the planting field with three ack of meadow adjoining there to abuteing est to the land of Mr. James FFITCH south to the highway and west to the lands of William BEAMAN Also six pounds and five shillings in meadow yet to be laid out also a two hundred pound comonage in the towne Comons and a two hundred pound Right in the oxpasture all which house and parsells of land do more fully appear in a deed of sale given under the said his hand bearing date with this Record.

Lands of ffrancis BUSHNELL bought of John MORTON
[Note:-- The handwriting on the original page is difficult to decypher - MORTON may be NORTON as the capital M's & N's are not consistant and many names are not capitalized at all. If anyone is interested in a closer examination, Janece will scan these two pages and email them.]

this twenty eighth of february one thousand six hundred and sixty seven then bought of John MORTON of Guilford five acres of upland and meadow in the field called the Calves pasture bounded on the west with Richard TOOSLAND's land north with the creek east with the land of John DENISON South with the highway with the priviledge of conveying thereto as doth more fully appear by a deed of sale.

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Continuation of the Land Records of Francis BUSHNELL from John MORTON (Page 5) [See note on page 5]

3. one persell lying on black-wall poynte on on the est sid of the great River Con: by estimation 13 ackers land of which is upland and 3 of marsh the ends abutting against the highway west against a creek est the side abuts against the lands of Zack SANFORD South and against a parsell of wast upland North,

Lands of Joseph INGHAM Senior bought of Samuell BUSHNELL

Miller in Oyster River quarter ffebruary the 4th 1683, ffive acres of upland more or less in Oyster River quarter. Bounded on the east by the highway next the mill stream and on the South by Robert BUSHNELL's land west and north by highways allowing with all and singular the priviledges and appurtainances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining as most fully doth appear by a bill of sale bearing date with this word.

The Lands of Morgain BOWERS

One parcel liing on the est sid of the great River on which his house standeth Con: by estimation 8 ackers The ends abutting against the highwaie Northeast and highwaie South west The sids abuts against the land of Tho. BLESSE South east on the lands of Henry CHAMPEON North west.

One parsell liing in the planting field on the same of the great River Con: by estimation ten ackers and half the end abutting against black hill ?? North est undivided land Southwest the sids abutting against the land of Joseph JARIT Southeast and the land of Christopher HUNTINGTON Northwest

One parsell of marsh liing been on an Island called the fower mens thoyt con: by estimation an acker and a half the ends abuts against the bathe River North east and against the great River South west sids abuts against John OLMSTED South east and the land of Thomas BLESSE North west.

Lands of Ffrancis BUSHNELL in Oyster River quarter.

Ffirst his proportion of two hundred & fifty pound right in the quarter in all lands both upland and meadow more particularly allready laid out to him:

Twenty acres of upland next to the mill pond on the west only a highway between the pond and that and abuts west and north on the Cedar swamp and on the south by the highway

Also five acres of upland bounded on the east by the highway next the mill stream and on the South by Robert BULLS lott west and north by high wayes allowed.

Deacon Francis BUSHNELL deceased this life December 4th 1681

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The mark that Danforth CLARK puts on his creatures is a half ___ on the underside of the off ear and underside neer ear.

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The Lands of Rich: TOOSLAND

His house and home lott of 3 Ack abuteing South west and north to a highway east to the lands of master NICKOLS

2. two Ack of upland in the Calves paster and one acre and half of mead abuteing east to the lands of John NORTON South to the highway west to Will JACKSON's

3. 6 Ack. of land in the planting field abuteing east to the lands of Tho: DUNK abuteing west and north by highways

4. two ack of meadow in the planting field abuteing to highway South and East upon the Cove.

5. one persell of land bought of Robert CODMAN lying in the field called pennywise of twenty five Akers upland and meadow the ends abut against the highway North and a salt Creek south the sids abut against the land of William BAKAST West and the lands of Mathew GRISWOLD Richard BUSHNELL and a highway est

The Commonage of Richard TOOSLAND in the towne Comons belonging to an estate of a hundred and fifty pounds in Oyster River quarter the right of a hundred and fifty pound estate In the oxpasture one hundred pounds proportion

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John NORTON sold to Joseph PECK the 15th of January 1668 a gray mare of eight years old a slit on the neer ear a hapeny cut out of the upper side a rone horse colt with a slit on the near ear

Joseph POST sold to Henry THOMPSON the 20th of January 1668, a sorrill colt of two years old with a half crop of the upper side of the ear

Thomas DUND (DUNK?) sold to Samuel CHESTER of New London on the 20th of February 1668, 4 mares markt as followeth, on black mare 6 years old 2 peaces cut out of the underside of the near ear branded with 4 and d, on the neer buttock
One sorrel mare of 3 years Old 2 peaces cut out of the underside of the neer ear branded on the near buttock with 4 and d,
One Chestnut colored mare with a star in her forehead about 4 years old the top of the near eare cut off and 2 peaces cut out below the top branded on the neer buttock with a 4 and d,
One grey mare about 6 years old branded on the near shoulder with H

A stray horse taken up by John WHITTLESEY of five years old a half a crop cut of the off ear apprised by Edward SHIPTON and John BUSHNELL at four pounds this 4th of August 1669,

A muell shipped to Barbadus upon Mr LORD ship desember 23d 69 one grey color horse brande don the neer buttock M, a notch cut off the hinde side of ear 7 years old

One mare of sorrill color branded with X upon the neer shoulder two notches cut out the hinde side of ear 5 years old

One brown bay horse bought of Will?? WETHERSFIELD(?) 2 hind feet white branded the neer Sholder with a W a ? in the off ear and a notch in the same 4 year old

One sorrill horse white streak down the face branded with A on the neer shoulder was bought of Tho DUNK 4 year old

One White horse bought of John KINGS at Millford branded M upon the neer buttock 7 year old.

One Roan horse I had of John WESTALL branded with D upon the neer shoulder 6 years old

Robert CHAPMAN shipped aboard the same ship as abovesaid two Horses one sorril Color a little white in the forehed top of the ear cut of and slitt in the crop. The other a rone hore bay of the off ear cut and a slitt in crop 2 years old

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The Lands of Rich: TOOSLAND

His house and home lott of 3 Ack abuteing South west and north to a highway east to the lands of master NICKOLS

2. two Ack of upland in the Calves paster and one acre and half of mead abuteing east to the lands of John NORTON South to the highway west to Will JACKSON's

3. 6 Ack. of land in the planting field abuteing east to the lands of Tho: DUNK abuteing west and north by highways

4. two ack of meadow in the planting field abuteing to highway South and East upon the Cove.

5. one persell of land bought of Robert CODMAN lying in the field called pennywise of twenty five Akers upland and meadow the ends abut against the highway North and a salt Creek south the sids abut against the land of William BAKAST West and the lands of Mathew GRISWOLD Richard BUSHNELL and a highway est

The Commonage of Richard TOOSLAND in the towne Comons belonging to an estate of a hundred and fifty pounds in Oyster River quarter the right of a hundred and fifty pound estate

In the oxpasture one hundred pounds proportion the land of Robert CODMAN R ___ was alienated and sold to Richard TOOSLAND who hath had quiet possession of the same for many years Richard TOOSLAND deceasing the first week in February 1673, as appears by his will make his wife sole executor of his estate wherefore the abovesaid lands belonging to Richard TOOSLAND doth now belong to unto the relict of Richard paying what ___ and legally as due from the estate the rest to remaine for her own use and dispoos according as ___ meet from time to time

The lands of Captain Thomas BULL (BALL)

All the abovesaid lands belonging to Richard TOOSLAND except six acres in the planting field which he sold before he died or by the relict of the said TOOSLAND sold and made over with all the privileges and emeneties belonging thereunto unto Captain Thomas BULL (BALL) of Hartford him and his quietly and peaceably to enjoy forever as doth more fully appear in a deed of sale under the said widow TOOSLAND hand bearing date the twenty one of February 1679.

The abovesaid lands that was sold by Dorothy TOOSLAND to Captain Thomas BULL (BALL) given to his son David BULL (BALL) with all the privileges and appurtenances belonging thereunto as doth appear by his last will and Testament bearing date this 20th day of August 1684.

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The Lands of Henry CHAMPEON

1. One parcel liing on the est sid of great River whereon a house standeth con: by estimation six ackers the ends abutts against the highwaies North Est and South west the sids abutt against the lands of Morgayn BOWERS South est and the Land of Joseph JARIL Northwest

2. one parsell liing in the planting field on the east side the great River con: by estimation 4 ackers the ends abut against black hall River North est and againsts the great marsh South west the sids abutts against the lands of Nicholas JENNINGS South est and the lands of William BECKAS North west

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Entered June ye 9th 1746
The mark that Gideon LEET puts on his creatures is a Crop of the off or Right Ear, and a half penny on the upper side of the neer ear- Now (March 23d 1787) to his grandson Gideon LEET

Entered December 1, 1748,
The mark Ephraim HARRIS puts on his Creatures is a slit into the end of the neer or left ear, and a half penny on the under side of the Right ear and a slit in the halfpenny cut towards the end of the ear.

Entered Jany 7th 1752
The mark that Thomas NORTON puts on his Creatures is a Crop on the neer or left ear and a half penny the underside the off ear

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The Land of Nicholas JENNINGS

1. one parsell liing in the home plot Con: by estimation half an aker the ends abutts against the highwaies North and South. the sids abutts against the highwaie west the land of Capt. John MASON est

2. one parsell lying on the est side of the great River Con: by estimation 4 ackers the ends abutts against the river North east and South west the sids abutts against the land of Heugh LESSE South est, and undivided lands North

3. one parsell liing in the planting field on the est side of the great River Con: by estimation 14 ackers the ends abutts against black hall river North est and the great river south west the sids abutts against the land of Henry CHAMPEON North west and undivided land South.

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Entered March 22d 1760
The mark that Richard SILL puts on his Creatures is a crop of the near or left ear: and a half penny on the underside the same and a halfpenny on the upper side of the off ear

Entered May 26th 1770
The mark that Jonas DIBBLE puts on his Creatures is a slit on the upper side of the near or left ear and a hole in the off ear and a slitt from the hole out to the end of the ear.

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The Lands of Rob't CODMAN,

one parsell liing within the Town plotte on which his house standeth Con by estimation one acre and a half the ends abutts against the land of Hugh LESSE and the land of Richard TOOSLAND west

one parsell liing in penny wise field Con: by estimation twenty five acres of upland and marsh the ends abutts against the highway and a salt Creek South the sides abutts agains the land of Will BACOUS west and the land of Mathew GRISWOLD and Richard BUSHNELL and a highway east,

also one acre granted to Robert CODMAN in Oyster River quarter near the mill which was sold to Robert CHAPMAN.

The Lands of John CLARK Senier

his house and home lott containing two ackers and twenty rods abuting east to the highway south to John WESTALL's land west to Christopher HUNTINGTON's land and North to the highway

2. one other parsell of land in the Calves pasture of seven acres abutting west to the highway and north to the lands of Will PARKS east to a Creek South to the lands of tho BUSHNELL

3. another parsill of land in the planting field of nine acres abuting east to the lands of will BEMAN south to the highway west to the lands of Will JACKSON and north to tho BUSHNELL's land.

4. another parsill of land in the southeast division in the planting field of fourteen acres abutting east to the lands of ffrancis BUSHNELL south against the highway west against Jackery SANFORD north against a Creek

5. fower ackers of meadow in the north meadow abuteing east north and west upon a Creek and south upon the lands of Mathew GRISWOLD.

6. five ackers and a Rood of meadow or marsh in the south meadow abutting eas upon the Cove south against the land of John CLARK senyer and west against the upland

John CLARK bought of James FITCH

The ___ of marsh ___ one parsell of meadow of nine ackers more or less as doth more fully appear in a deed of sale bearing date with this the marsh on the head of the south Cove abutting on the south to the land of John CLARK senier on the north by the land of John CLARK and the lands of ___ on the east by the cove on the west by the land of John CLARK senier

John CLARK bought of Thomas BUSHNELL a parsell of upland lying and being in the field called the planting field of nine acres more or less together with a parsell of meadow which belongs to John BUSHNELL the son of Thomas BUSHNELL aforesaid lying and being by a Creek neer the hammock on the north meadow containing the value of six pounds by the valueation of the towne or doth more fully appear by a deed of sale bearing date with this

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The Lands of James FITCH

his dwelling house and home lot two acres more or less butteing upon the highway South upon Will'm PARKER's land west Christopher HUNTINGTON's land north and John OLMSTED east.

another parsell of land in the planting field of ten acres abuteing east and South to the Cove north and west to the lands of Will HIDE and John POST.

another parsell of land in the west field of seventeen acres of upland and meadow abuting to the highway east and Ronald MARVIN's land South to Oyster River west and to Jonathan RUDD north.

another parsell of meadow at the South cove of 9 acres abuting east on Cove south upon John CLARK's land west upon undivided land north will PARKER's land.

another parsell of land in the Calves pasture of five acres three of upland and two of meadow abuteing east to will PARKER's land south to the highway west to Richard TOOSLAND and north to a Creeke two hundred pound Comonage in the towne commons, two hundred pound Comonage in Oyster River quarter.

Another parsell of land at menunkatesuk of one hundred and fifty acres with meadow adjoining thereto east upon the River on the south upon the sea ?? the upon the west upon the lands of Comonages on the north upon the commons the line from the sea South Runs north two hundred and forty rod and then runs away east to menunkateset River.

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James FITCH Children born in Saybrook.

James FITCH born the second of August 49
Abigail FITCH born the sixth of August 50
Elizabeth FITCH born the second january 51
Hanna FITCH born the 17 of September 53
Dorothy FITCH born in April 58
Samuel FITCH born the beginning of March 55
Abigail the wife of James FITCH deceased at Seabrook the 9th of September 1659

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December 6th An: 64
These are to testifye that whereas John CLARKE hath bought a parcell of meadow of mee at Say-Brook I received just sum of 12? Which was the sume for which I sold it. I say received it.

James Ffitch

The meadow is the nine acres recorded on the other side.

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The Lands of Thomas TRACY

one piece on which his house standeth in Oyster River quarter Con: by Estimation more or les 28 acres the ends abutting against the hiway south and the Comons north the sides abutting against the land of Robert CHAPMAN west and the lands of Thomas POST and of Alexander CHALKER and on piece of his own land east.

One pece now liing in Oyster River quarter Con: by estimation 12 acres more or less the ends abuttes against the land of Alexander CHALKER South and the lands of Alexander CHALKER and Thomas POST North. The sids abutting against the River East and his own land west.

one pece of Marsh liing in Oyster River quarter Con: by estimation 24 acres more or less the ends abuttes against the lands of William BUSHNELL North and the Creek South the sids abutts against the Creek west and the land of Robert CHAPMAN and the Creek East.

one pece of marsh lying at pochoge Con: by estimation 2 acres and a half more or less the ends abuttes against the land of William JACKSON South the sides abuts the River west and the land of Thomas DUNK and the ponde east

one pece liing at the Stone pitts Con: by estimation 3 acres more or less the ends abuttes against the Stone pitts North and the hiway South the side abuttes against the lands of Thomas ADGAT and John OLMSTED East and Comon land west.

one pece liing in the Calf's pasture con: by Estimation 14 acres more or less the ends abutts against the hiway Southerly and the Creek Northerly the side abutts against the land of William JACKSON Easterly and the land of John CLARK senyor and Thomas BUSHNELL westerly.

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Entered May 27th 1762,
The mark that William BUSHNELL Puts on his Creatures is an half penny on each side the off or Right ear and an half penny on the foreside of the near ear

Jesse BUSHNELL Ent'rd Jan. 28th 1767.
The mark that Jessie BUSHNELL puts on his Creatures is the above mark that was his brother William BUSHNELL's he being now deceased.

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The Lands of Francis GRISILL

his house and land adjoining to his house of 30 acres of upland and 4 acres and half of meadow abutting east against some Comon land and part Will JACKSON's South to jonathan RUDD's land west to the Oyster River North to Comons.

2. seven acres liing in the thousand acres abutting east to the land of Joseph INGHAM's South to Majjor MASON's west to highway north to the land of francis BUSHNELL

3. Six acres of meadow in the planting field abutting east to the cove and South to Will HIDE west to the land of will BUSHNELL.

The Children of Francis GRISILL

Savan born the 28 of March Ano 53
Joseph born the 4 of June 55
Deceased the latter end of July the same year
Mary born the 26 August 56
Anna born the 11th desember 58

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The Lands of Greenfield LARIBEE

his house and home lote of two acres abutting north to the highway east to the lands of will BEAMAN south to the Cove west to John CLARK

2. 9 acres bought of Robert CHAPMAN lying at pennywise gate abutting east to the highway south to a highway west to Christopher HUNGERFORD north to John WESTALL

3. 5 acres of land lying nere the Stone pitts abutting south to the lands of john OLMSTED west to the lands of tho ADGATE.

4. two acres and half of meadow lying west of the Stone pitts abutting west to the lands of tho ADGATE

Children of Greenfield LARRABEE

Greenfield born the 20th of Aprill 1648
John born the 23. of February 1649
Elizabeth born the 23. of January 1652
Joseph born the about the middle of March 1655
Deceased the 10th of August in the year 57
Sarah born the 3d of March 58

5. in the towne Comons the ?ile of Greenfield LARIBEE belonging to the estate of fifty pounds.

6. in the ox pasture the proportion of a hundred pound estate

7. in Oyster River quarter his proportion belonging to the estate of fifty pounds

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entered March 17th 1745/6 The mark that Benjamin SHIPMAN puts on his Cattis is a crop on the neer or left Ear and a half penny on the upper Side of the off ear. Mr SHIPMAN relinquishes the half penny on the upper side of the off ear above and for the future will mark with the half penny on the under side of the off ear and the crop aforesaid on the neer or left ear

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The Lands of William PARKER

his house and house lot 3 acres and a half abutting south to the highway west against the land of Thomas ADGATE north to the highway next the cove east to the land of Master James FITCH

2. 3 acres within the neck gate abutting east to a highway that goes down to the Cove South to the lands of John OMSTED west to the lands of master James FITCH north to the great highway

3. seven acres in the thousand acres abutting east on the marsh of John WESTALL south on the lands of Simon HUNTINGTON west on the highway north on the lands of John WESTALLE.

4. six acres in the Calves pasture abutting east to a Creek, south on the lands of John CLARK west on the highway north on the lands of Christopher HUNTINGTON

5. nine acres in the old planting field in the middle division abutting east to the lands of Richard BUSHNELL and Roc. EDGERTON South west and north to the highway

6. forty acres lying at JACKSON's farm abutting east and west and north against the commons and south on highway

7. forty acres of Marsh lying on the north east side of Jackson's Creek abutting east on the Creek, South on the land of Joseph INGHAM west on the Comons north on the lands of tho BUSHNELL

8. his proportion of the commons belonging to the towne his proportion belonging to a hundred and fifty pound estate.

9. his right potopague quarter of meadow upland and comonage belonging to a hundred pound estate

10. his right in the ox pasture belonging to fower hundred pound estate.

The Children of William PARKER.

Sarah was born about one month after nicklemas in the year 1637
John PARKER born the first of february in the year of our Lord 1642
Ruth PARKER born the 25th of june in the year of our Lord 1643
William PARKER born about midsummer in the year 1645
Joseph PARKER born in the middle of february in the year 1647
Margaret PARKER born
Jonathan PARKER born latter end of february in the year 1652
David born about the latter end of february in the year 1656
Deborah PARKER born the latter end of March in the year 1658
Joseph PARKER born about March in the year 164
Lived about twenty weeks and then died
William PARKER the elder deceased the 21st of December 1686

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The Lands of Stephen POST his house and home lott in the towne abutting east north and south to the highway and west to the land of Simon HUNTINGTON

2. Ack in the Calves pasture abutting south to the land of Robert PARGO west to the highway north to Richard TVOSLAND.

3. 3 Ack and half of meadow in the planting field abutting east to the Cove South to Richard TVOSLAND north to John BUSHNELL.

4. 7 Ack of upland at penny wise abutting east to the land of John CLARKE west to the ox pasture north to the highway.

5. 5 ack of meadow more or less at south end of the said upland abutting east to the meadow of John CLARKE's and west to the ox pasture

6. the Comonage in the towne Comons belonging to the estate of one hundred and fifty pound.

Stephen POST departed this life the 16th of August in the year of our Lord 1659

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The Lands of Thomas ADGATE his home lott of an acre and 3 Rods abutting to the highway South to the lands of Will PARKER east and Robert BULL west

2. in meadow belonging to a hundred pound lying neer the Ragged Rock on the South side.

3. 5 acres of meadow at the Stone pitts joining to Oyster River.

4. to acres of upland neer the stone pitts abutting east to land of Greenfield LARIBOO south to John OMSTED west to a highway north to the land of Will WALLERS

5. in Oyster River quarter 16 acres abutting east to the lands of Robert CHAPMAN south and west to the of Alexander CHALKER north to the Comons in the towne Comons the right of hundreth Comonage in Oyster River quarter in a fifty pound Comonage in meadow at pochauge a proportion belonging to fifty estate

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The Children of Thomas ADGATE
Elizabeth born the 10th of October Anno 1651
Hanna born the 6th of October Anno [ ]53

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Entered Jan'y ye 30th 1727/8 The mark ye Abner PARKER Puts on his Cattle w a Crop on ye offear & a slitt Down ye top of the neer ear & an half penny on ye under side of the neer ear Now to Sam Parker 23 May 17?3.

Entered May ye 6th 1732. The mark that John LOVELAND puts on his Cattle is a crop of ye off ear & an half penny on each side of ye same ear

Entered June 28th 1736. The mark that W'm HOPKINS puts on his Cattle is a hole in the Right ear & an half penny on each side of ye left ear.

Entered March 1st 1758-Sam'll WRIGHT - relinquished his mark on page 121, for the future will mark his cattle with a half penny on Each side of the neer or left ear.

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one hundred and two acres and accounted & excepted as by s'd STANNARDs. Always provided there is Liberty granted for those that doe own the meadows aboves'd shall have Liberty of a highway or highways too and from ye s'd meadow where it may be most convenient for the Carting away their hay and upon that account have allowed one Chain in so the Land is Bounded upon the West upon the meadow and upon the East upon s'd Capt. AVERIE's Land and on the north & South as is above mentioned. Witness our hands John CLARK: James WRIGHT: Abraham CHALKER: Joshua BUSHNELL:

The Marriage & Children of Joseph & Hannah STANNARD
Joseph STANNARD & Hannah BRACKETT was married Each to other in Boston the 4th day of Aprill 1692
Joseph Their Son was born may ye 12th 1693
John STANNARD their son was born ye 24th day of August 1694
Hannah STANNARd their Daughter was born ye 27th day of October 1695
Deborah STANNARD their Daughter was born ye first day of November 1699
Joseph STANNARD Died ye 17th Day of Aprill 1703

March 26th 1703: Wee the Committee for Oyster River Quarter having heard Considered what hath been presented by Joseph STANNARD with reference ot want of meadow in Oyster Quarter first division according to present Light & Evidence appearing: are of the oppuinion that there Remains yet due to the STANNARD's Propriety in Oyster River Quarter a division of meadow according to the ancient Rule of Laying out of s'd meadows, There Remains Six acres to the hundred due to the s'd STANNARD's yet not Laid out to them: Wee doe Consent Conclude & determine that these meadows on the West side of a Certain Creek Issuing into manunckatesek River Commonly Called & Known by the name of the broad Creek which wee suppose & according to what Light att present appears to be the West Boundings of Capt. Robert CHAPMAN's meadow on the West side of treacle hill to have its due Consideration & be Laid out and Suited unto the vacancy or want of STANNARD's meadow, according to the Oridginall method of the quarter Proprietors and if the be overplus to be Refered for further order & if there be wanting it is to be made in other Land as Conveniency will allow not Infringing former grants or necessary highways the above Considerations and premises left to themeasurers to measure out & size according to the Rule of the Quarter

John CHAPMAN
James WRIGHT
Thomas AVERY
William BUSHNELL
Abraham CHALKER
John CLARKE

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A Copie of Records out of ye quarter Book of Oyster River & Entered Nov'r ye 21st 1764
The meadow belonging to M'r FFENWIK Lieth on the West side of Pochauge River bounded on the East by the River on the South by the hammock on the West by mannunkatesik River and on the by Lands of Rob't CHAPMAN unto a White Oake that stands on a point where the upland Comes nigh the River. A true Copie taken out of the quarter Book of Oyster River, Attest Rob't CHAPMAN Sen'r

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Entered October ye 10th 1704
Whereas I Joseph STANNARD of Saybrook Son and heir to Joseph STANNARD Late of Say-Brook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut New England having made a distribution of my fathers Estate among the sons and daughter of the deceased in which these lands following were and are by me the said Joseph STANNARD assigned made over and Confirmed all the Power Right and Authority that is in me, To my Loving Brother Will STANNARD being the fourth of the said Joseph STANNARD deceased. That is to say The one halfe of the second division of upland out of the Estate of our honored ffather Lying and being in Oyster River Quarter in Saybrook aforesaid Computed to be thirty seven acres and a halfe be it more or less Bounded South on the Country Road West and North on the Common Lands, and East upon the other of ye said division. With the half of a division of meadow formerly Layd out to Mr. PHENWICK Lying at the Hamocks in the said Quarter and Bounded East on the meadow of Joseph STANNARD South upon the Hamock Westerly upon Eight mile River and the other halfe of said division and north upon the upland Computed to be Ten acres

[Continued on Page 18, Book 1, Saybrook Land Records]

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[Continued from Page 17, Lands of Joseph STANNARD]

be it more or less and also a fifty Pound Right in the Commons or Lands not Layd out in Oyster River Quarter; To Have and to Hold all the said upland and meadow and ffifty Pound Right in the Comons as abosesaid ffree and Clear from all manner of Incumbrances trouble or molestation With all the Privilleges, Benefitts Proffitts and advantages arising or that may arise therefrom Without the Least hinderence, disturbance or Trouble of me my heirs Executors or administrators or any other Person or Persons, by from or under me or by my means or procurement, and doe as far as in me Lies give unto the said William STANNARD, his heirs Executors administrato's and assigns full Possession seacin and delivery of all and every the abvoesaid Lands, To him his heirs Executors, administrators and assigns for ever. In full of his Portion out of my fathers Estate. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this 21st Day of ffebruary 1699/1700

Signed Sealed & delivered
In presence of us
Elizabeth TAYLOR
Daniell TAYLOR

Joseph STANNARD (Seal)
Saybrook ye 21st ffebruary 1699/1700 Joseph STANNARD personally appeared and acknowledged the abvoes'd Instrument to be his act and deed before me
Daniel TAYLOR Justice

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Memorand#: it is this day mutually agreed and Concluded upon and between John STANNARD, and William STANNARD both of Say-Brook, That the land Left to them by their honored ffather in his Last Will Lying and being in Oyster River Quarter in Say-Brook, Is now Equally dividend and the bounds thereof stated, as followeth viz: that of the upland to be Divided between us. Lyeing in Length North and South It is agreed that John's Division should be and is bounded on the East and William's on the West-End of said Land as to the meadow It is agreed by and between us the said John & William STANNARD, That John's division should bound South on the Hamock, and West on Nunkalesett and William should be bounded on the North to the upland Excepting a small quantity being aboute an acre & a halfe Lyeing Southward with John's in said meadow, and whereas William STANNARD for me my heires and assigns doe Promise and Ingage a Convenient highway threw my part of meadow for the Conveniancy of my Brother John's Hay if he sees cause to Cart it that way and not by water. That this is our agreement We have hereunto sett our hands and Seales this 18th Day of November 1700.

Witnes P'sent
Ye mark of
Samuell X JONES Daniell TAYLOR

John STANNARD (Seal)
William STANNARD (Seal)

Entered October 10th 1704

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William STANNARD the mark he puts upon his Cattle is a half penny on the under side of each year
Entered November ye 6th 1704

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The Lands of John POST

His house and home lott in the towne of two Acres abuting west to the land of Will HIDE north and south to the highway

2. 7 Ackers of upland and meadow in the Calves pasture abuting east to the lands of Thomas DUNK south to the highway north to a Cove.

3. 24 Ackres of upland and meadow lying in the planting filed abutieng east to the Cove south to a Creek north to a highway

4. 6 acres of meadow in the farm at Oyster River

5. 6 acres of upland at pootopague and meadow belonging thereto bounded east with my farm South with the sea west with the land of Will LORD north with the Comons.

6. 63 acres of upland at poochaug with meadow belongng thereto of which the 6th part belongs to my brother Abram abuteing east and north to the Comons and South to the sea

The marriage and Children of John POST

He was married the last of March to Hester HIDE Anno 52
Margeret born the 21st of February Anno 53
Elizabeth born the 22 of February Anno 55
John POST born the 11 of Aprill Anno 57
Sarah POST born the 6th of November Anno 59

7. his right in the towne Commons belonging to the estate of two hundred pounds 48 6d

8. his right in the Comons of Oyster River quarter belonging to the estate of a hundred pound

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Entered July ye 19th 1725.
The mark of Ebenezer BUSHNELL puts on his Cattle is a crop on ye near ear & two slits in ye off Ear one one each side thereof

March 6th 1770
The Present Jedadiah CHAPMAN now takes the mark below that was his fathers to be his mark and relinquishing the mark entered to him in page 270

The mark that Jedadiah CHAPMAN Putts on his Cattle is two slits cut in the Top of the neer ear & a half crop on ye underside of ye off ear Entered February 7th 1736

Entered March 27th 17 1
The mark that Charles DEMING puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the neer ear & a slit in the Crop and a Crop of the off ear or Right ear and a half penny on the underside of the same.

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Lieut. John CLARK's Land in the planting field.
Two acres and Sixty rod of Land in the further planting field Bounded North by a Creek. East by the Land of Thomas DUNK South by the highway West by the Land of Abraham Waterhouse Sen'r.

Lieut. CLARK's Accquitance ffrom Abraham WATEROUS Sen'r

Know all men by these presents that I Abraham WATROUS of Say-Brook in the County of New London and Collony of Connecticut in New England Sen'r and Rebeckah my wife Have Remised, Released & forever quit-Claime and by these Presents Doe for us our Heirs Executors and administrators, Remitt Release and for ever Quit-Claim unto our Loving Brother, Leiut. John CLARK of Saybrook aforesaid his heirs Executors administrators all and all manner of actions Suits Bills, Bonds, Writings obligatory Debts dues Duties aeempts Sum and Sums of money Judgments Executions Extents Quarrells Contrversies Trespasses, Dammages Legasies Portion and all other demands Whatsoever Both in Law and Equity or otherwise however which against the said Lieut. John CLARK as administrator to the Estate of our Honored ffather John CLARK Late of Saybrook afores'd Deceased Wee Ever had now have or which we our Heirs Executors or administrators shall or may have Claime Challenge or Demand: for or by Reason of these administrators hip or of any other matter cause or thing how or Whatsoever from the Beginning of the World unto the Date of the Date of these presents.

In Witness whereof and for Confirmation of the same wee have here unto Sett and officed our hands and seald 2d day of March 1701/2

Signed Sealed & delivered
In presence of us
Daniell Taylor
Sam'll WILLARD

Abraham WATROUS (Seal)
Rebeckah WATROUS

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Know all men by these presents that I Abraham WATROUS Sen'r of Say-Brook as well for my selfe as in behalfe of my Wife Rebecca WATROUS, Doe Consent and agree: without any Interuption or disturbance molestation or hinderence from us or any by from or under us our heirs Executo'rs or administrator's that the Two acres and over pluss more than the two acres in the further Planting feild in Saybrook Being more than fourteen acres now in the Possession of me the s'd Abraham WATERHOUSE by Right of my Wife; shall be delivered up into the possession and quiate Enjoyment of our Loving Brother Lt. John CLARK his heirs Executo's administrators or assigns as Wittness my hand this 2d day of march 1701/2

Wittness P'sent
Daniel TAYLOR
Samuel BEAMONT

Abraham WATROUS

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Capt. CLARK's Liberty to drain the Beaver pond
Entered ffeb, ye 2d 1704/5

Att a Quarter meeting of the Proprietors of Potopauge Quarter January ye 16th 1704 there was granted to Capt. John CLARK Liberty to Clear or to Digg that part of the stream that Lyes within Potopauge Quarter which stream Runns through that part of meadow or pond Called Beaver pond and so through the Dam which Dam lyes below or to the South of s'd Land Laid out to the s'd Capt. John CLARK which is part of s'd meadow or pond this being in order to dreining s'd meadow.

this is Entered in the Records of Petapauge in Liber A in page the 6. by me William PRATT Recorder

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