SAYBROOK LAND RECORDS, BOOK 1
PAGES 181-200

[Transcribed by Janece Streig]




Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 181

The Lands of David PARKER given him by his father William PARKER late of Say-Brook deceased April 1st 1687.

1. His home lott in the Calves pasture was first unto his son William PARKER upon which he erected a dwelling house and dwelt there sometime until the decease of his mother after which he put his son David PARKER in possession thereof who hath enjoyed peaceable possession thereof untill now by his last will and testament bearing date 27th of July 1683, ordered his son William PARKER to Rezine up the said house lands and privileges thereunto belonging unto his son David PARKER and his heirs forever unto which the said son William PARKER consents as witness his hand this first day of Aprill 1687.

Witness

John TULLEY
Joseph PARKER

William PARKER

The abovesaid Calves pasture lott is of upland and meadow by estimation eight acres (be it more or less) bounded northward partly with the upland and meadow of Abraham POST and partly with the upland & meadow of Abraham POST and partly with the upland of Tho: DUNK deceased & bounded eastward with a creeke and southward with the land of Samuel WILLARD and Westward with the highway.

2-Also four acres of upland in the planting field Bounded northward with the land of Joseph PARKER< and eastward with the land of Joseph INGHAM Senior and Southward and Westward with the highways

3 Three acres of upland (be it more or less) in the planting field Bounded northward with the highway eastward with the land of John CLARK and Southward bounded partly with the land of John CLARK, and partly with the land of Joseph INGHAM Senior - and westward with the land of Joseph PARKER.

4- Eight acres of meadow lying and being in Ragged Rock meadow Bounded northward with the creek and ditch and eastward with Mathew GRISWOLD Senior and Southward with Joseph PARKER & William PARKER and Westward with William PARKER.

5-Also Twenty acres of land lying at a point called or known by the name of Parkers point called or known by the name of Parkers point in Potopauge quarter- Also a fifty pound Commencing in Potopauge quarter And a hundred & fifty pound commonage in the town commons and a hundred and fifty pound right in the oxpasture.

6-Also the said William PARKER deceased hath given to his son David PARKER eleven acres and two third parts of an acre of land at Paddaconk

7-Also a fourth part of the land given unto him by Joshua the Indian Sachun

8 Also the said William PARKER deceased hath by his last will willed unto the eldest son of his son David PARKER Twenty acres of Woodland adjoining to the land at Parkers point.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 182

The Land of David PARKER Bought of Samuel WILLARD by exchange for other land

Three Acres of upland and meadow lying & being in the Calves pasture Bounded Westward by the highway and northward by the land of David PARKER and eastward by a creeke and southward by the land of the heirs of John CLARKE Also one acre more lying & being in the further planting field Bounded northward with the highway Eastward with the land of Samuel WILLARD and Southward with the swamp And Westward with the land of David PARKER - from him the said Samuell WILLARD to him the said David PARKER his heirs and assigns for ever.

To have hold possess and quietly enjoy the aforesaid lands with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging & pertaining as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale under the said Samuell and Sarah his wife their hands and seale bearing date June the nine and twentieth Anno 1687.

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Whereas ye proprietors of potopague Quarter have agreed for to lay out forty acres of land to ye hundred pound Right & so proportionably according to each proprietors Intent in s'd quarter & ye s'd proprietors having drawn a lott who should have ye first & second Lot & so threwout & ye subscriber have drawn ye 14th Lott or Draft & it not as yet been laid out, but have pitched upon some place of rye laying out of my land in & being Informed that ye measurers have layed out some persons Lott that was of higer number y'n mine & its likely will indev'r to have it put on record in order if not on purpose to disappoint and defeat me ye subscriber of ye land pitched upon by me I do therefore forbit ye recorded to Clerk of ye town of Saybrook to Record any land whatsoever to any person belonging to or lying within ye bounds of said Quarter, until my aforesaid Division be lay out ye which I shall indeavor to have done as soon as I can get ye measurers of said Quarter for to do it given under my hand this 13th of May 1719.

John CLARKE

I whose name is within mentioned Do promise & Ingage for to Indemnifye and bare ye recorder or Clerk of the town of Saybrook harmless as witness my hand

John CLARKE

Saybrook May 14th 1719.
In presence of

Sarah WILLARD
Elizabeth WATROUS __ ye mark of

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Entered April 26, 1766.
Amos POTTER the mark that he puts on his Creatures is a half Crop on the under side of the neer or left Ear and a half penny on ye foreside of the same: and a half Crop on the underside of the off ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 183

Be it known unto all men by these presents that I Abraham WATROUS and Rebeckah my wife of Saybrook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut having Received of our brother John CLARKE, heir and executor of John CLARKE late of Saybrook deceased to the value of one hundred and five pounds in lands Cattle and household stuff in full of what was due from the estate of the said CLARKE unto the said Rebeckah his daughter ordered and appointed to be paid unto her by the Honored Court of which said sume of one hundred and five pounds by us according as aforesaid wee acknowledge ourselves fully satisfied and paid and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof do clearly acquit exonerate and discharge the said John CLARKE our Brother his heirs executors and administrators and every of them by these presents:

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this nineteenth day of February Anno Domini 1686.

Signed Sealed and Delivered
In the presence of

John CHAPMAN
John TILEY

Abraham WATERUS
Rebeckah WATERUS

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Be it known unto all men by these presents that I Samuel WILLARD & Sarah WILLARD my wife of Saybrook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut have received of our Brother John CLARKE heir & executor of John CLARKE late of Saybrook deceased to the value of one hundred and five pounds in lands and household stuff in full of what was due from the estate of the said John CLARKE unto the said Sarah his daughter ordered and appointed by the Honored Court to be paid unto her of which said sum of one hundred & five pounds by us received as aforesaid we acknowledge ourselves fully satisfied and paid and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof do Clearly acquit exonerate and discharge the said John CLARKE our Brother his heirs executors and administrators and and every of them by these presents.

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this nineteenth day of February Anno Domini 1686.

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In presence of

John CHAPMAN
John TULLEY

Samuell WILLARD
Sarah WILLARD

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 184

Agreement Between Abraham WATERUS and James FITZGERALD

Whereas there hath been some difference between Abraham WATERUS and James FITZGERALD in reference to the Issue of accounts between them about rent of the land of the s'd FITZGERALD as also ye rent and return of the Cattle and Tooles leased with the said lands as also in respect of the repare of fences belonging to the s'd lands, Those persons do witness an agreement between the WATEROUS and Fitzgerald in reference to all the differences before mentioned and any that may arise from or appertain to any of the premises-

Impimis the s'd Abraham WATERUS doth Covenant and engage between the date hereof and the last of April next ensueing to erect and build a frame to be seventeene foot in length and height and breadth proportionable to or equal with the now dwelling house of the said Fitzgerald, to be framed with a floor of joyce at a sutable height the joyce framed at both ends into the beams and middle girder with three clear story windows two in the lower & one in the upper rooms, this worke well completely and workmanlike manner to be accomplished by this day above mentioned, and to be erected where the s'd FITZGERALD shall appoint upon his lott.

Item. The s'd Fitzgerald doth Covenant and engage to accept of this frame as full satisfaction for all the premises viz: remains of rent, cattle tooles fences &c and this to be a full and final Issue of all the premises differences and as before and in witnesse hereof the parties above mentioned have interchangeably affixed their hands by which they doe bind themselves their heirs and assigns for ever

This first of February 1686.
Signed & delivered
In the presence of us
John CHAPMAN
John CLARKE

Abraham WATERUS
James FITZGERALD



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Entered April ye 8th 1721.
The mark that John GILBERTS puts on his Cattle is a slitt on ye top and an half penny on ye upper side of each ear.

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Entered the 27th of April 1727.
The mark that Caleb SPENCER puts on his Cattle is a swallows Tail on the neer ear & a crop on the offe ear, December 24, 1782 now to Joseph SPENCER-

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Entered Feby 19, 1772,
The mark that Mathew SCOVEL puts on his Creatures is a crop on the each ear and a half penny on the upper side of the neer ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 185

I underwritten doe acknowledge that land which I have disposed of my father John CLARKE his estate late of Saybrook to my two sisters and their husbands to wit: Rebeckah & Sarah, and their husbands Abraham WATERUS and Samuell WILLARD as part of their portions to them and their heirs and assigns for ever and doe by these presents order and full authority to the Recorder of the town to make entry of the same in the Public Records according to law and the tenor of the distribution with the places where at it lyeth and the boundaries thereof.

And for as much as a certain parcel both of upland and boggs lying and being within Potopauge quarter which as yet has not been laid out these are to signify that as soone as said land is laid out that the boundaries are known the Recorder is hereby desired to make entry of that also in manner and form as above specified And unto the true performance hereof I have hereunto set my hand one thousand six hundred eighty and six Feby 19th 1686.

Witnesses

John TULLY
John CHAPMAN

John CLARKE

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1687 June 25th
The Lands of Samuell WILLARD as part of his wives portion.

1.-Three acres of upland & meadow lying in the Calves pasture Bounded east by the Creek, North [by the highway. South] by land of David PARKER West by the highway South by land of John CLARKE late of Saybrook deceased his heirs.

2.-Four acres of upland in the uper planting field Bounded North by the highway West by the land of David PARKER. South by the swamp which part of the swamp. And, bounded east by the land of John CLARKE as aforesaid

3.-The lands of Samuell WILLARD. Bought of David PARKER by way of exchange for land in the Calves pasture as above specified June the 29th 1687. Being four acres lying & being in the planting field being bounded Northward with the land of Joseph PARKER. And eastward with the land of Joseph INGHAM. And Southward & Westward with highways with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale under the said David PARKER his hand and seale bearing date with this record.

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Entered July 5th 1740
The mark that Benj'm CHAPMAN puts on his Cattle is a Crop on ye near Ear & a slitt in the Crop & an half Crop on the upper side of ye offe ear.

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The mark that Michael SHIPMAN puts on his Cattle is a hole in each ear. Entered March the 1st 1755.

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Entered March 10th 1757.
The mark that Edward PRATT puts on his Creatures is a crop of ye offe or right ear and a half penny on the underside of each ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 186

Deed and Payment from JOHN WESTOL to William PARKER, Agent for Nathaniel ELDRED

Know all men by these presents that I William PARKER of Saybrook Agent for Mr. Nathaniel EDLRED hath bargained aliened and sould and do by these presents bargaine sell and pass over unto John WASTOLL now of Weathersfield his heirs & assigns forever one dwelling house now or formerly belonging to the foresaid Mr. ELDRED scituate and being in Say-Brook aforesaid having the dwelling house of Stephen POST on the South, John CLARKE senior and Christopher HUNTINGTON on the North with the Orchard and home lot thereunto belonging as also without the neck-gate three acres of meadow & Ten acres of upland being bounded on the east with the lands of Major John MASON and the north with the highway that goes to the mill as also the one half of all right and interest the said Mr. ELDRED lately had or hath in the new oxpasture together with his quarter lot at eight mile meadow as also the Commonage of a two hundred & fifty pound lott with the Commonage of a two hundred & fifty pound lott within the liberties of the town of Say-Brook with all the immunities privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

In Consideration whereof the said Jno WASTOLL is to pay to him the said William PARKER or his assign in Saybrook the full sum of Seventy pounds in merchantable Tobacco: to be viewed and allowed by two men indifferently chosen viz: thirty pounds at or before the last of October next ensuing which will be in the year ensuing 1655 and forty pounds also in year ensuing at or before the last of October which shall be in the year 1656. And for the performance of the premises the parties aforesaid doth severally abledge and engage themselves their heirs and assigns according to the true intent and meaning hereof.

In witness whereof the parties aforesaid have enterchangably set to their hands and seals the 24th of January Ann Dom: 1654.

Signed Sealed & delivered
In the presence of

John MASON
Tho TRACY

John WASTOLS Mar & seal was cut out of the original after the payments were made

The mark of William PARKER M O

It is agreed upon by the parties aforesaid that the aforesaid John WASTOL is to pay two hundred rate in lue of the premises.

I John WESTOL doe owne and acknowledge to pay these rates above mentioned so long as this way of rating continues.

Witness my hand this fourteenth day of January 1656.

Witnessed by
James CORNISH

The mark of l W John WASTOL

Received in May 1656 in part of the
Within named Tobacco ................................... 1230 lbs
Received more in October 1656 ................... 1772 lbs
Received more in Tobacco ...............................0170 lbs
..................................................................................... 3172 ------- 066 -- 01s -- 08p

Received more p'd on this account to Mr. FITCH
By John WASTOL ........................................................................... 002 -- -- 00
Received more which he paid for cashe
Which is in full of the within mentioned agreement ......... 001 -- 19 -- 00
............................................................................................................... 070 -- 00 08
I say receive din full pay witness my had this 14th day of Jan. 1656

Witnessed by
James CORNISH

William M. PARKER signn

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 187

The marriage and Children and Lands of Abraham CHALKER-
Abraham CHALKER was married to Hannah SANFORD the 16th day of January 1679
Hannah CHALKER the daughter of Abraham was born the 25th day of March 1682
Hannah CHALKER the wife of Abraham CHALKER dyed the 7th day of December 1683.

Abraham CHALKER was married to Sarah INTGHAM the 23d of September 1686
Abraham CHALKER the son of Abraham CHALKER was born the 1st of September 1687
Sarah CHALKER the wife of Abraham CHALKER dyed the 11th day of September 1687
Abra. CHALKER the son of Abraham CHALKER dyed the 16th day of Septmeber 1687

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Entered May 6th 1746.
The mark that John WARD puts on his Creatures is a crop of ye neer- June ye 9th 1746 Released to Mr. Jabez PRATT by Mr. WARD.

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Entered June 23, 1746.
The mark that Jabez PRATT puts on his Creatures is a crop off the neer ear- Now the Present Jabez PRATT takes ye above mark that was his fathers to be his mark this 21st of June 1746.

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Entered June 26th 1746.
The mark that Samuel KIRTLAND puts on his CREATURES is a Crop on the neer or left ear. And a slitt in the Crop. Jany 30, 1746 the above mark is now entered and transferred to his son Samuell KIRTLAND.

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Entered July the 4th 1746.
The mark that Josiah DIBBLE puts on his Creatures is a hole in ye off or Right ear and a slitt from ye hole Right out to the end of ye said ear, his son Josiah DIBBLE now takes the above mark that was his fathers to be his mark for his Cattle this 18th of Jan'y 1770.

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Entered May 16, 1748,
The mark that Cornelius POST puts on his Creatures is a swallows Tail on the off ear and a half penny on the upper side of ye near ear.

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Entered April ye 11th, 1749,
The mark that Edward BEEBE puts on his Creature is a half Crop on the under side of the neer ear & a slitt into the under side of the same.

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Entered May 25th 1749,
The mark that Nathaniell CHAPMAN puts on his Creatures is a hole in the near or left ear and a half penny on the upper side of the off ear & a swallows tail in the same, July 5th 1769 now Titus CHAPMAN's takes the above mark that was his fathers for his creatures to be his mark.

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Entered May 25th 1752.
The mark that Samuel CHALKER Jun'r puts on his Creatures is a Crop on the off ear and a half penny on the foreside the same and a half penny on the underside the neer ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 188

The Marriage of John PARKER Junior.

1. John PARKER Junior was married to Mary JONES the daughter of Lieut. Samuel JONES on the eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord 1690.
2. Nathaniell PARKER the son of John PARKER as abovesaid was born the 2d of October Anno. 1691
3. Their Daughter Mary was born ye 26th of November 1693.
4. Their Son John was born ye 11th of March 1696.
Their daughter Deborah was born the 24th of December 1698. & died on the 19th of November 1700.
5. Their Daughter Jerimah was born ye 18th of August 1701.
6. Their Daughter Deborah was born ye 12th of May 1704.
7. Their Daughter Margerie was born ye 14th of July 1708.
Mr. John PARKER Father of these Children above named Died at Norwich the 24th day of December 1709.

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Entered Jan'y 12th 1761.
The mark that George DIBBLE will put on his Creatures for ye future is a crop of the off ear and a slitt in ye underside of the near ear.

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The lands of John PARKER Junior.

Given him by the Town January 17th 1692/3.

Being Five acres & eight & twenty rods as it is laid out by the measureres lying on the west side of the road going to Potopauge beyond the drinking brooke said land is measured 36 rod upon near a north & south line and 24 rod wide at the south end and 22 rod wide at the northend. The bounds thereof are at the Northwest corner a black oak staddle and the northeast Corner a Chestnut staddle and at the Southwest corner a stake, and at the Southwest corner a read oak stake.

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Entered ye 12th of March 1720.
The mark that John BROOKER Jun'r puts on his Sheep & Hoggs is a Crop upon ye Top of each Ear & ye Brank that he puts upon his Cattle & Horses is a J B upon ye neer Buttock.

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Entered May ye 13th 1726.
The mark that John BROOKER Jun'r puts upon his Creatures is the above mentioned Crop on ye top of each ear & a hole in each ear.

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Entered June 1'st 1730.
The mark of Ichabod CHAPMAN to put on Cattle is a Crop on ye off Ear & an a slitt on ye underside of ye same Ear and an half penny on ye upperside of ye same ear.

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Entered Dec. 26, 1757.
The mark that George DIBBLE will put on his Creatures for ye future is a swallows tail on ye near or left ear and a half Crop on ye foreside of ye off ear and a half penny on the underside of the near ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 189

The Lands of Thomas BUCKINGHAM given him by the town.

1. one parcel of upland and swamp lying on the eastside of the highway to Potopauge its north bounds begining at the root of a Chestnut tree about fourty rods northward of the west corner of the great swamp and from that stub to run three score rods southward on the west side and fourty four rods eastward on the south end being fifteen acres bounded by the highway as aforesaid westward. The eastward. The east side & ends by the commons. The east side and south end being of the same dementions with the west side and north end.

2. one percell of upland lying in the west marsh being estimation six acres (be it more or less) commonly called the great hammock abuting northward on his own meadow and the meadow of John CLARKE and Sarah LEE South on the meadow of Renold MARVIN and west on the meadow of Renold MARVIN and the beach.

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Entered August 29th 1737.
The mark that Samuell WILLARD Jun'r puts on his Cattle is two swallows Tails or a W cut out of the top of the off Ear & a halfpenny on the upper side of the neer ear

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Entered June 14 1743.
The mark that Samuell CARTER puts on his creatures is a Crop on ye right Ear & a half penny on ye upper side of the neer Ear.

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Entered Feb 16th 1745/6
The mark that Dan'el EDWARDS Jun'r puts on his Cattle is a slope on ye upward side of ye off ear and a slitt in ye end of ye neer or left ear.

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Entered Feb 18 1745/6
The mark that Ephraim BEEBE puts on his Cattle is a swallows tail on the near or left ear and a half crop on the upward side of ye off ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 190

Deed Between John LARABY and John CLARKE

Know all men by these presents that I, John LARABY of Lyme in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut for a valuable consideration in other lands to me secured by deed of sale have bargained sold enfeofed & Confirmed and do by these presents bargain sell enfeof and confirm unto John CLARKE of Saybrook in the County and Colony aforesaid a certain house and home lott of two acres (be it more or less) scituated lying and being in the town plot of Say-brook formerly belonging Grinfell LARABY mariner my father late of Say-brook deceased being bounded eastward with the lands of William Beamont and Southward with the Cove and Westward with the lands of the said CLARKE and northward with the highway as also five acres of upland and two acres & a half of meadow lying and being in the field called the thousand acres being bounded as is mentioned in the records of Saybrook Liber 1, folio 14, together with all other land or meadow that is or may appear to belong unto the said Greenfell LARABY my father within the town bounds of Say-brook, as aforesaid from me the said John LARABY & my heirs &c., To him the said John CLARK his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever.

To have hold possess and quietly enjoy all & every the aforesaid parcels of land and meadow with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances unto each of them belonging or in any wais appertaining without let trouble or molestation either by me or other of the heirs of the said Greenfell LARABY or any for me or either rof them or in any of our names.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of August in the third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord James the second King of England &c Annoque Domini 1687.

Whereas it is above expressed together with all other lands or medows that is or may appear to belong unto the said Greenfell LARABY within otherwise in possession of Ensign PRATT black-smith is excepted

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the presence of us

John CHAPMAN
John TULLEY

John LARABE

John LARABE of Lyme this 5th of August 1687 appeared and did acknowledge the above Instrument to be his act & deed before me
Robert CHAPMAN Com'r.

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Entered June 15th 1753,
The mark that Abraham CHALKER Jun'r puts on his Creatures is a crop of the near or left ear and a half penny on the underside of the same.

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Entered May the 26th 1773,
The mark that Benjamin WILLIAMS Esq puts on his creatures is a crop off the neer Ear and a slitt on the end of the off ear and a half penny on the under side of the same-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 191

Land from Greenfield LARABEE to his brother, John LARABEE

Know all men by these presents that whereas my father Greefield LARABEE of Saybrook did have possession of Real Estate in house and which part did belong to me at his decease I, Greefield LARABEE junior being the lawfull successor and heir of my father I, living now in Norwich in the County of New London & Colony of Connecticut do there fore assign and make over unto by Brother John LARABEE all my right and claim and interest of my part which should decend to myself of my portion at Saybrook of my father LARABEE or house and lands as may appear recorded in Saybrook. I Greefield LARABEE do therefore freely of myself from me or my heirs or executors or administrators or assigns all my right within mentioned and for the true confirmation of this my and Conveyance I have my hand subscribed June 3, 1687.

Witnessed by
Thomas ROODE
Richard CONCK R his mark

Greenfield LARABEE

Veria Copia Compared with the Original

John CHAPMAN
John TULLEY

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The Land of Lieut. John CLARK.

Bought of the BUSHNELLs viz: Joshua BUSHNELL, Samuel BUSHNELL, William BUSHNELL and Thomas BUSHNELL, the heirs of Lieut. William BUSHNELL late of Saybrook deceased. Being a certain piece of land lying in the plaine called Pataconke in the Township of Saybrook Containing Twenty two Acres bounded east with the great River west by the Country highway that leads from Saybrook to Haddam Northerly the lands formerly belonging to Mr. Robert NICHOLS South by lands of William PARKER late of Saybrook deceased together with all the privileges & appurtenances there unto belonging as more fully appears by a deed of sale under the abovesaid BUSHENLLs their hands and seals bearing date with this record May the 4th 1698, and by them acknowledged to be their act and deed before William ELY Comis'r

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 197

The Land of Lieut. John CLARK

Bought of John TULLEY a hundred and fifty pound Right in Oyster River quarter belonging to Saybrook and ten acres of land of the first division with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the said John TULLEY's, his hand and seale bearing date with February the thirteenth one thousand six hundred and ninety one and by him acknowledged to be his act and deed before
Daniell WETHERELL Assis't

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Entered August 9th 1743,
The mark that Stephen BUSHNELL puts on his Cattle is 4 half pennys one on each side of each year.

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Entered Jany 23d 1746,
The mark that Joseph BORDEN puts on his Creatures is a Crop on the neer Ear and a half penny on each side of the same and a slitt in the end of the off ear.

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The land of Thomas SPENCER bought of William LORD at Pochauge in Oyster river quarter, December 26th 1689. Being Twenty acres and is bounded as follows Sixteen acres whereof is bounded northward with the land of said SPENCER that was given him by the proprietors of s'd quarter and Eastward by the common, and southward and westward of highways The other four acres is bounded northward with the common, and eastward with the common and southward and westward with the lands of said SPENCER with the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale under the s'd William LORD's hand & seale bearing date with this record.

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February the 14th 1693/4
Thomas SPENCER Bought of John CLARKE half a hundred pound right in Oyster river quarter, which is to be laid out which John CLARKE bought of John LARABEY of Norwich with the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the hand of the said CLARK's hand and seale bearing date with this record and acknowledged before Mr. Nathaniell LYNDE Commis'r

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February the 12th 1693/4
Thomas SPENCER Bought of John JORDON all his right and title unto a certain parcell of meadow land lying & being at pochauge by the side of river called and known by the name of five mile river within the bounds of Saybrook. Being bounded Southward by the meadow land of Samuell BUSHNELL Westward by the said river and northward by the head of said river and Eastward by the upland, with the privilidges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the said John JORDAN's hand & seal bearing date with record and acknowledged before Mr. Nathaniell LYNDE Commis'r

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 193

The Lands of Hannah COGGSWELL now Hannah DIBBLE received by her from John KIRTLAND & John CLARKE Administrators of the estate of Samuel COGSWELL late of Saybrook deceased in part of her portion.

Being six acres of land lying & being in Saybrook in the west field commonly called the thousand acres being bounded northward with the land of her sister Susannah COGSWELL and eastward with the highway & southward with the land of Samuel LORD which he bought of Capt. John CHAPMAN and westward by a Creek & the land of John BULL senior with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining &c.

March 19th 1691/2

The lands of Susannah COGSWELL received by her of and from the abovesaid Administrators viz: John KIRTLAND and John CLARKE in part of her portion.

Being also Six acres with the privileges and appurtainances thereunto belonging or appertaining lying and being in Saybrook in the abovesaid Westfield commonly called the thousand acres. Being bounded northward with the land of John BULL junior bought of Nathaniell RUDD eastward with the highway Southward with the land of abovesaid sister Hannah DIBBELL and Westward with the land of John BULL senior.

The abovesaid Susannah's six acres land was bough of her Brother Josiah DIBBEL with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully appears by a deed of sale given under the said Susannah's hand and seal bearing date with this record March the 19th 1691/2.

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Entered June ye 15th 1740/1
The mark that George GRENELL puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the underside of each Ear.

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Entered Feby 27th 1741.
The mark that Daniel ATTWOOD puts on his cattle is a crop on the off ear & a half crop ony ye upper side of ye near ear & a half penny on the under side of each ear.

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Entered Aprill 28th 1746.
The mark that Isaac PRATT puts on his Creatures is a Crop on ye off ear and a half penny on ye under side of ye same.

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Entered May 26th 1746. The mark that Josiah BUSHNELL puts on his Creatures is a Crop on ye off ear and a half penny on ye upper side of the near or left ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 194

February 12, 1688.

The Lands of John INGHAM.

John INGHAM Bought of John BUSHNELL Four acres of meadow land (be it more or less lying & being in the ragged rock meadow Being bounded north ward by the rock, and eastward by the meadow land of John BUSHNELL and southward by the meadow land of David PARKER, and westward by the meadow land of Joseph PARKER, with the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging as more fully appears by a deed of sale given under the said John BUSHNELL's hand and deal bearing date with this record.

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The Lands of John BULL senior.

This Indenture made the nine & twenteeth day of March in the sixth year of their majesties Reign William & Mary King & queen of Great Brittain France & Ireland &c. Between James FITZGERALD of Saybrook in the County of New London & Colony of Connecticut in New England of the one part and John BULL senior also of Saybrook in the County and Colony aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James FITZGERALD for & in consideration of the sume of Forty pounds of Currant money in New England in hand paid to him the said James FITZGERALD by the said John BULL senor before the signing sealing & delivery hereof hath granted bargained sold enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth clearly and absolutely grant & confirm unto the said John BULL senior his heirs executors administrators & assigns these following parcels of uplands & meadow & building being and belonging to Saybrook aforesaid, To wit, Ten acres and a half of land (be it more or less) lying and being in the field commonly called & knowne by the name of the thousand acres with a house & Barn & Orchard thereupon & thereunto belonging being bounded northward with the common, Southward with the lands of the said John BULL senior bough of the said James FITZGERALD & Elizabeth his wife, Eastward bounded partly with the lands of the said John BULL Senior & partly with the land of the said John BULL senior & partly with the mill meadow and partly with the meadow land of John BUSHNELL.

Also six acres of meadow land (more or less) lying & being in the field called the planting field abutting east to the cove, South to the lands of William BUSHNELL north to the highway that runs to the Cove and west to the upland the land of Joseph PARKER, And also Ten acres of land lying & being at a place called Paddaconk within the bounds of Saybrook abutting north upon the land of Edward SHIPMAN east upon the great river, and South & West upon highways.-

To have an to hold all and singular the aforesaid parcels of land house and barn and orchard and fences together with all other the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said John BULL senior his heirs executors Administrators and assigns for ever and the said James FITZGERALD for himself his heirs executors Administrators & assigns doth by these presents declare that at the ensealing here of he is the sole and lawful owner and proprietor of the aforesaid premises sold as abovesaid and therefore hath full power and right and lawfull authority to dispose of the same and therefore doth hereby promise & engage for himself his heirs executors administrators & assigns That the said John BULL senior his heirs executors administrators & assigns shall and may quietly and peaceably enjoy improve possess and dispose of the above said lands housing barns orchard and appurtenances as aforesaid and every part and parcel hereof without any let hinderance trouble

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 195

Deed from James FITZGERALD to John BULL Senior, Cont'd.

Or molestation of him the said FITZGERALD his heirs executors administrators or assigns or any person or persons whatsoever by or through any means of him or his or by reason of them. And the said James FITZGERAND doth by these presents further engage to clar mortgages or other incumbrances from all former bargains sales rates contracts mortgages or other incumbrances whatsoever before the date hereof.

In Witness whereof the said James FITZGERALD hath hereunto set his hand & seale the day and year above written Anno Dom: 1694.

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the presence of us

Daniell TAYLOR
John TULLEY Senior

James FITZGERALD

March 29th 1693/4 James FITZGERALD Personally appeared acknowledged the above written to be his act and deed before Mr. Nath'el LYNDE Comis'r

March 30th 1694

Actual possession seizing and delivery of the within mentioned premises was delivered by turff and twige by the said James FITZGERALD to the said John BULL senor

In the presence of

Daniell TAYLOR
John TULLEY senior.

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To Capt. WILLARD Recorder, I do hereby enter Caveat against your Recording a Deed or Conveyance of or from Mr. Steven CHALKER of Saybrook of six acres of land in the thousand acres Bounded northwest by land of Mr. Edward BULL North & east by the highway & south by the land of Mr. John BUSHNELL to any person whatsoever the above land being mine & I do hereby enter Recognizence of Twenty pound to prosecute this Caveat to effect at the County Court to be holden at New London the 4th Tuesday in November next as witness my hand this 31st day of July 1712.

Ebenezer INGHAM.

Received July 31st 1712.

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Entered at ye desire of his father
The mark that Josiah BUSHNELL puts on his Cattle is a Crop of ye offe ear & a slitt on ye top of the neer ear & an halfpenny on ye underside of the neer ear.

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Entered May 5th 1749.
The mark that James PRATT puts on his Creatures is a hole in the neer ear and a half penny on the upperside of the same.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 196

The Lands of Robert CHAPMAN,

Bought of Joshua BUSHNELL, Three acres and a half and half quarter of land (be it more or less being about forty and five rods in length and about thirteen rods in breadth lying and being in Oyster River quarter belonging to Saybrooke. And is bounded Northward with the highway or Common and eastward and southward with the lands formerly belonging to Capt. Robert CHAPMAN late of Saybrook deceased and is bounded westward with the land of Joshua BUSHNELL, with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging &c as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the said Joshua BUSHNELL's hand and seal bearing date with this record-

II. March 15th 1690/91

Robert CHAPMAN Bought of John CLARKE twenty and eight acres of land lying and being in Oyster river quarter Being bounded on the west with the lands of Samuell CORBEY or BUSHNELL's land North with the common, South with the highway that leads from oyster river to Pouchauge with the appurtenances there unto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the said John CLARK's hand & seal bearing date with this record,

III. January 27th 1691

Robert CHAPMAN Bought of his Brother Capt. John CHAPMAN half his right or portion of meadow land commonly called or known by the name of Treakel hill meadow lying and being in Oyster River quarter belonging to Saybrook which formerly belonged to their Honored Father Capt. Robert CHAPMAN late of Saybrook deceased, As also a fifty pound allotment of land of the second division in the aforesaid oyster river quarter with the privilege and appurtenances to each of them belonging as more fully doth appear by deed of sale given under the hand of the said Capt John CHAPMAN his hand and seale bearing date with this record.

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Saybrook March ye 4th 1719.

To Ye Town Clerk or Register of ye Town of Saybrook this may certify you that to ye best of ye knowledge of us ye subscribers Ebenezer INGHAM of Saybrook & his assigns has had quiet possession of Certain tract of land lying in Saybrook aforesaid in ye planting field bounded East on ye lands formerly of Sam'el CLARK South on a small highway west on lands formerly belonging to William PARKER Sen'r & north to ye land of Rev. Azariah MATHER for ye space of Eighteen years last Past.

As witness our hands

Thomas BUCKINGHAM
Dan'll BUCKINGHAM

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Entered June the 26th 1772,
The mark that Sam'll BUCKINGHAM puts on his Creatures is a slitt in the End of the neer or left Ear and two half pennys on the upper side of the same ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 197

The Land of Lieut. John CLARK

Bought of John TULLEY a hundred and fifty pound Right in Oyster River quarter belonging to Saybrook and ten acres of land of the first division with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the said John TULLEY's, his hand and seale bearing date with February the thirteenth one thousand six hundred and ninety one and by him acknowledged to be his act and deed before
Daniell WETHERELL Assis't

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Entered August 9th 1743, The mark that Stephen BUSHNELL puts on his Cattle is 4 half pennys one on each side of each year.

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Entered Jany 23d 1746,
The mark that Joseph BORDEN puts on his Creatures is a Crop on the neer Ear and a half penny on each side of the same and a slitt in the end of the off ear.

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The land of Thomas SPENCER bought of William LORD at Pochauge in Oyster river quarter, December 26th 1689. Being Twenty acres and is bounded as follows Sixteen acres whereof is bounded northward with the land of said SPENCER that was given him by the proprietors of s'd quarter and Eastward by the common, and southward and westward of highways The other four acres is bounded northward with the common, and eastward with the common and southward and westward with the lands of said SPENCER with the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale under the s'd William LORD's hand & seale bearing date with this record.

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February the 14th 1693/4
Thomas SPENCER Bought of John CLARKE half a hundred pound right in Oyster river quarter, which is to be laid out which John CLARKE bought of John LARABEY of Norwich with the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the hand of the said CLARK's hand and seale bearing date with this record and acknowledged before Mr. Nathaniell LYNDE Commis'r

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February the 12th 1693/4
Thomas SPENCER Bought of John JORDON all his right and title unto a certain parcell of meadow land lying & being at pochauge by the side of river called and known by the name of five mile river within the bounds of Saybrook. Being bounded Southward by the meadow land of Samuell BUSHNELL Westward by the said river and northward by the head of said river and Eastward by the upland, with the privilidges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the said John JORDAN's hand & seal bearing date with record and acknowledged before Mr. Nathaniell LYNDE Commis'r

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 198

The Lands of Isaac WATROUS

Whereas we John PRATT and Joseph PRATT Senior both of Saybrook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut in New England being appointed Administrators of the estate of our Honored Father Lieut. William PRATT late of Saybrook aforesaid deceased and having made distribution of the said estate so far as was in our hands and among the sons and daughters of the deceased. In which distribution there is a parcell of land lying and being in the upper tire of Lotts at Padaconk in the town of Saybrook aforesaid valued in the Inventory by the apprizers of our honored fathers estate att the sume of fifteen pound to be divided between our loving Brother William PRATT and our Brother in law (by Right of his wife) Isaac WATROUS that is to say Two thirds of said land to Isaac WATROUS in Right of his wife Sarah WATROUS and one third of said land valued in the whole att fifteen pounds as abovesaid unto William PRATT aforesaid which said land does properly belong to and by our distribution apperaine unto our loving Brother in law the said Isaac WATROUS of Lyme in the County and Colony aforesaid as his proper estate and as executors do order the same to be recorded to said WATROUS his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever.

In Witness where of we the s'd executors and as executors have sett to our hands this day of July 16th 1698.

John PRATT Senior
Joseph PRATT senior

The abovesaid Land have recorded to Isaac WATROUS of Lyme is given by said WATROUS by a deed to Joseph LOTHROPE his son in law as may appear on ye Records Liber 2d folio 67.

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The mark that WILLIAMS puts on his Cattle is two half pennys on ye under side of ye offe ear & a slitt in ye Top of ye near ear
Entered September ye 5th 1731.

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The mark that John STARK puts on his Creatures is a slitt on the upper side of the offe ear & a slitt in the under side of the neer ear.
Recorded May ye 5th 1800 to Stephen STARKEY
Entered Nov'r 28th 1738.

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The mark that Daniel COMSTOCK puts on his Creatures is a slitt In the under side of ye near & an half penny on ye underside of ye offe ear
Entered June 28th 1740.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 199

The Land of Zackariah SANFORD Bought of Joseph INGHAM in the year 1659.

Being ten acres of upland be it more or less lying and being in the west field commonly called the thousand acres field and is now bounded eastward with the highway and Southward with the land of Lieut Sam'll JONES, and westward and northward with the lands of Thomas NORTON. This ten acres of land I the said Joseph INGHAM sold to the said Zackary SANFORD his heirs and assigns forever and do hereby acknowledge myself fully satisfied contented and paid for the same as witness my hand this eleventh day of June one thousand six hundred & ninety

Joseph INGHAM I his mark

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Saybrook April ye 20th 1719,

Know all men by these presents that we ye subscribers being proprietors of ye town commons in Saybrook & Requested hereunto by Sam'll WILLARD of Saybrook Do by these presents give & grant unto him ye s'd Sam'll WILLARD free full and absolute liberty to have ye four acres of land which he has purchases of Sergt. Abraham WATEROUS lying on both sides of Ramsom Brook exchanged & layed out with and adjoining to ye Seven acres of land formerly granted by the town to Capt. Samuel WILLARD late of Saybrook Dec'd & do authorize ordain constitute appoint & Impower Major John CLARK Ensign Sam'll JONES & Sergent John WHITTLESEY or any two of them to lay out the above mentioned four acres together with & adjoining to ye above said Seven acres unto him ye said Sam'll WILLARD his heirs and assigns forever.

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands
Stephen WHITTLESEY Abraham CHALKER
Joseph CHAPMAN Nathaniel LYNDE
Ephraim BUSHNELL John CLARKE
Dan'll DUDLEY W'm PARKER
Joseph PARKER John PRATT
Sam'll CLARK Ebenez'r PARKER
William TULLEY Thomas BUCKINGHAM
John SHIPMAN James LORD
John KIRTLAND Stephen CHALKER
Dan'll LORD Dan'll BUCKINGHAM


Sam'll WILLARD's grant from ye proprietors
Rec'd ye 20th of Aprill 1719.

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Entered 13th of March 1750/1
The mark that Capt. Abraham WATERUS puts on his Creatures is a half penny on the underside of the offe or Right Ear.

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Entered June 4th 1761
The mark that Aaron CONE puts on his Creatures is a crop of the off ear and a slitt in end of the near ear or lift ear and a half penny on ye upper side of ye same.

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Entered Jane 26th 1765,
The mark that Hezakiah WHITTLESEY Jun'r puts on his Creatures is a half crop on ye upper side of the off or left ear & two half pennys on the upper side of ye offe ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 200

Deed from Edward SHIPMAN to his son, William SHIPMAN

To all People &c., I, Edward SHIPMAN Senior of Saybrook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut send Greeting Know ye that I the said Edward SHIPMAN senior as well for and in Consideration of the natural affection and love which I have and bear unto my loving son William SHI{MAN of Saybrook aforesaid as also for other good causes and considerations me at this present especially moving Doe by these presents give grant and confirm unto the William SHIPMAN five acres of land (be it more or less,) lying and being in Saybrook in the field commonly called penny wise being bounded Northward with the highway that goeth to the ox pasture Eastward by the of Ensign John PRATT, Southward by the land I bought of Mr. John WASTOLL and westward by a creek to the aforesaid highway Six Rods distant from Ensign John PRATT's fence is the remainder of the westward bounds of the aforesaid five acres of land also after my decease I doe give unto my son William SHIPMAN half of the upland and meadow att the long point in Saybrook equall unto his Brother Edward SHIPMAN to whom I have given the other half and also I give after my decease to said son William SHIPMAN half of all that land that was given me by Joshua the Indian Sachem. To have and to hold after my decease all and singular the aforesaid parcells of land and Rights with there several proportions of fence and other appurtenances to each of them belonging unto the said William SHIPMAN his heirs executors administrators and assigns fro ever free and clear from all Incumbrances debts dues or demands.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this ninth day of September 1697.

Signed and sealed
In presence of us

Sam'el JONES Sen'r
John PRATT
Dan'el TAYLOR

Edward SHIPMAN Senior T ye mark of

September 10th 1697 Edward SHIPMAN Senior appearing acknowledge dthe above written Instrument to be his act and deed in Saybrook
Before me Nath'el LYNDE Comis'r.

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Entered 24th of March 1737.
The mark that Gamaliel KELSEY puts on his Cattle is a Swallows tail on ye right Ear and a half peny on the underside of the left ear & a slitt on ye underside of Each ear.

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Entered 3d of May 1740
The mark that Nehemiah BUSHNELL puts on his Creatures is a crop on the ?? ear, ? two half penys on ye uperside of ye offe ear & one half peny on the underside of ye sae ear the above mark of Nehemiah BUSHNELL now entered to his son Daniel May 28th 1763.

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Entered March 17th 1752
The mark that Jonathan LAY Junior puts on his Creatures is a crop on the off ear & a half crop on the under side of ye neer Ear, and a half penny on the upper side of the same--

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