SAYBROOK LAND RECORDS, BOOK 1
PAGES 261-264, 275, & 277

[Transcribed by Janece Streig]




Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 261

We who were appointed to receive and approve the severall proprieties in the town commons having hears and examined and allowed according to what hath been presented and made evident do order them to be entered upon record and as for such who have not appeared wee own it to be meet and righteous that their evidences should be allowed when produced

John CHAPMAN
John WHITTLESEY
John PRATT
William PARKER
John CLARK
John TULLEY

Vera Copia compared with the original
[symbol for per] me John TULLEY Clerk.

To Mathew GRISWOLD & his successors - 350 lb right.

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The proportion of fence to each man according to the account given in by the men appointed to wit: Lieut. JONES and Sergent CLARKE


Acres Rods Feet Inches
John KIRTLAND 80 8 1 4
Lt. Abram POST 16 1 10 2
Samíll BEAMENT 17 1 11 10
Lt. Samíll JONES 24 2 7 10
Joseph INGHAM 41 4 2 4
John CLARKE 40 4 0 8
William BUSHNELL 24 2 7 0
Zack SANFORD 24 2 7 0
Edw SHIPMAN 38 3 13 10
Sam BUSHNELL 4 0 6 0
Benjín LORD 140 11 2 4
John BUSHNELL 37 0 12 2
Nathíl RUDD 6 0 10 0
Ens. John PRATT 29 2 15 4
Mr. BUCKINGHAM 26 2 10 4
Lt. MARVIN 28 2 13 8
David BULL 15 2 8 6
John CHAPMAN 22 2 0 8
Thomas DUNK 60 6 1 0
Tho NORTON 14 6 6 10


The fence from Oyster River bridge to the CHALKER's land on the east side of the highway and at the neck gate part of the fence betwixt Jno. PARKER & COGSWELL land

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This Indenture made this twenty second of June Anno Domini one thousand six hundred ninety and seven between Joseph SELDEN of the town of Lyme in the County of New London in the Colony of Connecticut in New England yeoman of the one part and Andrew WARNER of the said town County and Colony in New England yeoman of the other part: Witnesseth that the said Joseph SELDEN divers good causes and considerations from thereunto moving especially and in consideration for the sun of Sixty two pounds ten shillings Currant money of New England well and truly paid or secured in the law to be paid unto the said Joseph SELDEN by the s'd Andrew WARNER before the ensealing and delivery of these presents. Hath given granted bargained sold enfeofed conveyed and confirmed and by these doth fully freely & absolutely give grant bargain sell convey enfeofe and confirm unto the said Andrew WARNER all that tract of meadow land or mowing ground on the west side of the great river below pataconk hill and below the fowermost part of it according to an original grant from

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 262

General Court held at Hartford to Capt. John CULLICK sometime of Hartford and as it is more particularly in said grant specified as also such spots more as the Indians do not in each year plant which meadow lyes by Connecticut river and runs down to a Creek or Riverlet at the lowest end of it also the mowing ground on both sides thereof not extending above one half mile from the mouth of said creek together with all singular the privileges and appurtenances, thereunto belonging or anywise appertaining to said meadow or any part three of which said tract of medow or mowing ground s'd Joseph SELDEN purchased of Mr. John LEVERETT Gent: of Cambridge in the prvince of the Massachusetts Bay in New England by deed bearing date the first of February Anno Domini 1695/6. also all the estate right title Interest use possession property claime or demand of him the said Joseph SELDEN of him in & to the afore granted premises. To have and to hold all the above mentioned premises to be granted lands with all the above priviledges and appurtenances thereof unto him the said Andrew WARNER his heirs and assigns and to his and their only & proper use and behoof for ever, and the s'd Joseph SELDEN for him self his heirs executors & administrators doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Andrew WARNER his heirs executors administrators and assigns that at the time of this bargaine & sale & untill the ensealing & delivery of these presents he the s'd Joseph SELDEN is the true and lawfull owner of all the above granted premises and hath in himself full power & lawfull authority to grant sell convey and issue the same free clear and fully discharge of and from all former sutes mortgages alinations titles troubles charges and incumbances whatsoever and the said Andrew WARNER WARNER his heirs and assigns for ever to possess & injoy the same in fee simple and he the said Joseph SELDEN doth hereby for himself his heirs executors administrators Warrant aboves'd deed or Instrument against any claim title trouble or Incumbrance from by or under him the said SELDEN his heirs executors administrators and assigns under any couler or pretense whatsoever finally whatsoever strength or virtue is in my deed from aforesaid John LEVERETT that is not included in this conveyance I give said Andrew WARNER full power to make use of for his advantage with respect to the lands above expressed

In Witness whereof the said Joseph SELDEN hath set his hand and seal the day and date first above written

Signed Sealed & delivered
In presence of
Thomas HUNGERFORD
John CHAPMAN
Sam'll CHURCH

Joseph SELDEN (Seal)
Rebeckah SELDEN her b mark.

Joseph SELDEN and his wife Rebeckah personally appeared acknowledged the above written Instrument to be their act and deed in Lyme this 20th day of Aprill 1699, before me
Will'm ELY, Justice peace

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Entered July ye 28th 1724. The mark that Mr. Samuel DOTY puts on his cattle is an half Crop on the underside of the neer Ear & a hole in the same ear.

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Entered June 10th 1742 The mark that Aaron SNOW puts on his creatures is a half crop on the underside of the neer ear and a half penny on the under side of the same July 10th 1770 the above mark that was Mr. Aaron SNOW's his son Edmond SNOW now takes to be his mark.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 263

Know all men by these presents that I, Thomas LEFFINGWELL of Norwich in the Colony of Connecticut in the County of New London for divers Considerations me thereunto moving but more especially for the full and just sum of Ninety one pound & five shillings to me in hand paid to my full satisfaction by Mathew GRISWOLD of the Town of Lyme in the Colony of Connecticut Have & by these presents for myself heirs executors administrators bargaine & sell unto the said GRISWOLD his heirs executors Administrators & assigns my Acomodations of lands at Saybrook situate lying and being on both sides of Connecticut River except such lands as were disposed of before the sale hereof. The perticularers of which is sold unto the s'd Mathew GRISWOLD being as follows which is sold unto the said Mathew GRISWOLD being as followeth,

Impr's on the West side of the above said River the whole right of Commonage belonging unto one hundred & forty pound allotment with the oxpasture home and homestead.

11T on the east side of the s'd river the whole accommodations belonging unto a two hundred pound allotment with such rights Commonages privileges and appurtenances as do or shall belong thereunto as also the whole right & interest unto & of one hundred pound Allotment which was bought of Frances GRISWOLD in which allotment only excepted twenty acres of lands of the first division where the house stands as also all the meadow belonging unto the first division & ten acres of land resigned unto Francis GRISWOLD with reference unto the issue of a former contract all which abovesaid lands have sold as abovesaid unto the said Mathew GRISWOLD & doe by these presents sell and convey & confirme for ever to Mathew GRISWOLD.

To have and to hold possess and injoy all the aboves'd lands with all rights titles interests priviledges & Commonages thereunto belonging declaring my self to be the true & rightfull owner of the same before the sale hereof Warranting the sale unto the said GRISWOLD his heirs executors Administrators & against any molestation lawfully and for the true performance & Confirmation of this my lawfull act & deed as aboves'd I have set to my hand & seal this 18th day of February Anno Domini 1674.

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the presence of these
Simon HUNTINGTON
John BIRCHARD

Thomas LEFFINGWELL

This deed was acknowledged by ensign Thomas LEFFINGWELL the 18th of February 1674, before me
John MASON

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Entered May 4th 1751 The mark that Gideon DENISON puts on his creatures is a swallows tail on the near or left ear and a half Crop on the under side of the off ear & a half penny on the upper side of the same.

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Saybrook Land Records
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Entered May 29th 1747, The mark that John DOUDE puts on his Creatures is a hole in the near ear and two half pennys on the foreside of the off or Right ear.

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Entered Dec'r 25th 1747, The mark that Ephraim PRATT puts on his Creatures is a Crop on the Right or off ear and a half penny underside of each ear and a slitt in ye underside of ye off ear.

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Entered Dec'r 25th 1747, The mark that Gideon BUCKINGHAM puts on his creatures is a Swallows tail in ye near or left ear and a half penny on ye upperside of the same and a slit in ye end of the off ear-

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The mark that Joseph CLARK Jun'r puts on his creatures is a half crop on the underside of the off ear beside ye half Crop aforesaid

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Entered Nov. 6, 1749. The mark that Nathan POST Jun'r puts on his Creatures is halfpenny on the underside of the neer ear and a swallows tail and a hole in the off or Right ear.

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Entered Dec'r 20, 1749-The mark that Andrew PRATT puts on his Creatures is a Crop on the off or right ear and a slitt right into ye end of the near ear. Andrew PRATT being Dec'd his brother Thomas PRATT Junr, now this 21st of June 1762 takes ye s'd Andrew's mark

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Entered Nov. 20, 1749. The mark that Simeon PRATT puts on his Creatures is a swallows tail on the near ear and a half penny on the underside of the same - and a tenant[?] on the off ear.

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Entered June 29, 1790. The mark that Joshua GLADDING will put on his Creatures for the future is a slitt in the end of the neer ear and a half penny on ye upper side of the off or right ear.

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November 70: 1701 To whomsoever these presents shall come These may Informe ye that I Thomas LEFFINGWELL now of Norwich.

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Entered Dec'r 6, 1749 The mark that Samuell CLARK the 3d puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the underside of the near or left ear and a half penny on the upper side of the same

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Entered Dec'r 6, 1749, The mark that Stephen CLARK puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the underside the near ear and a hole in the same and a half penny on the upper side the off or right ear.

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Entered Dec'r 12, 1749, The mark that Francis BUSHNELL puts on his Creatures is a half crop and a half penny on ye upperside the neer ear & a half penny on the underside of the off ear.

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Entered Dec'r 12, 1749: The mark that Benjamin PRATT Jun'r puts on his Creatures is a sloping crop on the underside of the near ear.

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Entered Dec'r 12, 1749: The mark that Thomas JONES Puts on his creatures is a Crop on the right ear & a hole in the same & and a halfpenny on the foreside foreside of the near or left ear.

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Entered Dec'r 30, 1749 The mark that Stephen CHALKER put son his Creatures is a crop on the fore side of the near or left ear.

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Entered Dec 30 1749, The mark that John STANNARD the 3d puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the underside of the off or right ear & a half penny on each side of the near ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 275

Entered Oct 21, 1746, Taken up by Sam'll CLARK ye 3d one brown Heifer coming four years old marked with a swallows tail in ye near ear and a slitt in the off ear.

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Entered Nov. 23, 1746. Taken up by Nathan KIRTLAND Jun'r one darkish brindle Heifer of a curled sort of Hair with a white face a year and advantage old ear marke with a slope on the under side of ye off ear and a half penny on the underside of ye near ear.

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Received December 11, 1746. Taken up by Mr. John KIRTLAND one red pied Steer with a pretty deal of white coming two or three year old Ear marked with a half crop of the under side ye off ear and a half penny on ye underside ye near ear.

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Entered December 7th 1750. Taken up by Lt. Francis BUSHNELL one Redish brown Steer with a White face. Ear marked with a half Crop on ye underside of the neer ear and a tenant on the off ear-a steer about 2 years old.

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1750. Taken up by John MURDOCK one Red white faced Steer 3 or 4 years old Ear marked with two half pennys on ye underside the near ear and one half peny on ye upper side of the off ear.

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Dec. 28th 1750. Taken up by Jonathan NICHOLS one steer coming two year old marked with a crop on the off ear a Red & white pied.

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1752. Entered Dec 5th Taken up by Stephen CHALKER a brown steer with a white face & tail belly white & some white on ye legs Coming 2 years old ear marks with a small Crop on ye upper side of ye neer ear and a slitt in ye end of ye off or right ear.

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Nov. 14 1754 Taken up by Samuel SANFORD a yearling Bull speckled with brindle Entered 19th & white ear marked with a slitt in ye end of the off ear an a slope or large halfpenny on ye underside of ye same ear-a Crop of ye near ear and a hole in ye same-

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April 8th 1755. Then taken up by Andrew WARNER of Chester one Pine stick near about sixty feet long the Diameter 12 inches at the But end and 7 inches at the little marked I.

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April 8-Taken up by John DICKINSON one white Pine stick about 18 foot Long 2 feet over S.D.A.

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July 2, 1761. Taken up a Drift in Connecticut River by Cyrus GRAHAM a Minor and now in the possession of Benjamin GRAHAM of Saybrook a small scow boat about 14 foot long and about three feet and a half wide with one long scow oar in her, with a small chain on her of about seven feet no other mark of Designation observed.

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Saybrook Land Records
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Entered May 10, 1761. The mark that Ambrose KIRTLAND puts on his Creatures is a crop of the near ear and a swallows tail in the off ear and a half penny on the upper side of the off ear.

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Entered May 1761 The mark that William MITCHELL puts on his Creatures is a hole made through each ear.

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Entered June 12th 1761. The mark that Daniel KIRTLAND puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the near or left ear and a slitt in the Crop and tail in the off ear.

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Received Feby 25th 1762. The mark that David POST puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the near or left ear and a half penny on the underside of the same a crop of the off ear and a hole in the same-this hold added to his mark because Doct. BISHOP had got this other mark before him.

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Received Feby 25th 1762. The mark that Sam'll PLATTS Jun'r puts on his Creatures is a W on ye off or Right ear. and a half penny on ye under side of ye seam00

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Entered June 3d 1763. The mark that Joseph CARTER puts on his Creatures is a crop of the Right ear and a half penny on ye underside of ye same-

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Entered May 1767 The mark above that was Sam'll PLATTS Jun'r is now the mark that Aaron puts on his Creatures the above Sam'll PLATTS being Dec'd.

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Entered Sept. 14, 1767. The mark that William HILL puts on his Creatures is two slitts in the end of the near or left ear and one slitt in the end of the same

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Entered June 23d 1766. The mark that Nehemiah MARVIN puts on his Creatures is a swallows tail on the off or Right ear and a half Crop on the underside of the near ear.

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March 30, 1751. Taken up in Connecticut River between Saybrook Harbor and Saybrook ferry by William TULLEY of s'd Saybrook now in his custody two pieces of Ship Timber one of s'd pieced about 20 feet long better than one foot square marked XXIIII, the other piece is about forty feet long & about nine Inches square both of said pieces of timber are something Crooked.

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April 16 1755, Taken up upon or near the lower part of falls River Cove in Saybrook about six or seven hundred feet of pine boards supposed to have come down Connecticut River having no marks to be seen Except the mark of the number of foot Contained in Each board-Entered April 19th 1755.

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