Saybrook Land Records, BOOK 1
PAGES 41 to 60

[Transcribed by Janece Streig]






Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 41

Deed from David PARKER to Thomas NORTON

This Indenture of Sale made the Eleventh Day of may in the second year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lady Anne Queen of England &c. Between Mr. David PARKER of Saybrook in the County of New London and in the Colonie of Connecticut in New England: on the one Part and Thomas NORTON Sen'r of Say-Brook in the said County and Colonie Husbandman on the other Part Wittnesseth that the said David PARKER for divers good causes and Considerations him thereunto moveing and Especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Twelve Pounds to him in hand paid by the said Thomas NORTON: The Receit whereof he hoes hereby acknowledge and of Every part and Parcell thereof does acquitt and discharge the said Thomas NORTON his heirs Executors, administrators and assigns by these Present. Have Bargained Sold given granted alienated Enfeoffed and Confirmed and doe hereby Bargained Sell, give, grant alienate Enfeoff & confirm unto the said Thomas NORTON, his heirs Executors administrators & assigns a Cartain Tract or Parcell of Land Lying and being in Potopauge Quarter in the Township of Saybrook aforesaid Which said Land was Laid out for s'd David PARKER for a halfe hundred Pound Right sized by the Land in Scotch plain on the West side of Potopauge path the North East Corner near the Southwest Corner of the Coave Commonly Called by the name of Girdoles Coave & from the North East Corner bounded by a Small Hack Oake Tree marked with Stones lying by it and from thence Running Southward Sixty four Rods unto a black Oake Tree with Stones lieing by it and from thence Westward Thirty two Rods to a Red Oake Tree with stones Lying by it and from thence Sixty four Rods Northward unto another Rod or Black Tree marked with Stones lying by it and from thence Eastward Thirty two Rods to the fforementioned Corner which s'd Land was Laid out for Ten acres besides the allowance by W'm PARKER and Joseph PRATT as appears upon Record in the Quarter Book:

To have and to hold all & Singular the afore Bargained Land, Woods and underwoods Priveliges, Commanages Benefitts Rights Members Proprieters and appurtenances in any Kind or manner Whatsoever to all and Every the afore Bargained Premises Within the said Boundaries be the number of acres more or less unto the said Thomas NORTON his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for Ever free and Clear from all other and former Bargains Sales, gifts, grants, alienations tyttes Claimes Dowries demand and Incumbrances Whatsoever, and also that I the said David PARKER for me my heirs Executors administrators and assigns shall and will Warrant maintain and defend all the afore Bargained Premises against all Persons Whatsoever Lawfully Claiming or demanding the same and I doe hereby Render and give to the said Thomas NORTON full possession seacin delivery of all the fore Bargained Premises

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above Written Anno Domini 1703.

Memorand: that the word between the 9th & 10 line (and assigns were interlined before ye sealing & delivery hereof.

Signed sealed & delivered
In the Presence of us
Samuell JONES Sen'r
Daniell Taylor

David PARKER (Seal)

Say-Brook the 11th day of may 1803.
Then and there Mr. David PARKER the above named personally appeared and acknowledged this Instrument to be his act and deed Before me
Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c

Entered November ye 10th 1703

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Saybrook Land Records
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Deed from Proprietors to Thomas NORTON

March 2 1703/4 Land Laid out for Thomas NORTON Sen'r: one piece of Land which Lieth toward the North East Corner of the Hill Called the Old mares hill which Land is in Length East and West Eighty Rods and in Wedth south and north fifty Rods the South West Corner is a Walnut Tree ?? South East Corner is a White Oake standing in a Swamp or small birth Tree by it: The South East Corner is a great White Oake and the Northwest Corner is an ?? Oake all which Trees are marked with T.N. and stons Laid at the Roots of them in which Boundaries there is Twenty five acres more or less and is Laid out partly for a ffifty pound Right which formerly belonged to Deacon ffrancis BUSHNELL deceased and partly for five acres of Land given him by the proprietors of Oyster River Quarter to the s'd NORTON: and the East s'd NORTON had of Thomas MERRILL, this Land is bounded west & north and East upon Lands not Layed out and South Partly upon Deacon Nathaniell CHAPMAN's Land and upon the Common and is Layed as third division Land with what was given to s'd NORTON By us measurers for Oyster River Quarter

James WRIGHT,
John CLARK,
Abraham CHALKER
Rob't CHAPMAN

A True Copie Taken out of Oyster River Quarter attest Robert CHAPMAN December 7, 1704.

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Deed from Thomas NORTON Sen'r to William DUDLEY

Know all men by these Presents that I Thomas NORTON sen'r husbandman Inhabitant of the Town of Saybrook of the County of New London of ye Colony of Connecticutt ffor and in Consideration of Sixteen Pounds of Currant money to me secured by bill: Have Bargained Sold alienated Confirmed & made over to William DUDLEY of the above said Town County & Colony Ten acres of Land scituate Lying & being in the uper Division of Lotts in Fifties Point plain belonging to Say-Brook being bounded Northward with the Land of Daniell DUDLEY and Eastward by the boggs of the aboves'd William DUDLEY: Southward with the Country highway & Westward woth the highway or Common Land ffrom me & my heirs to him & his heirs for ever to have hold and Possess and quietly Enjoy the s'd Land with all and Singular the Priveledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any Wise appertaining Without Lett trouble or molestation Either by mee or for mee in my name I doe also Engage to Clear the s'd Land from all Bargains Contracts sales or mortgages made by me before the date hereof in Wittness Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seall in the
Presence of us
Stephen POST
John KIRTLAND Jun'r

Thomas NORTON (Seal)

Say-Brook the 24th of Aprill 1704
Then & there personally appeared the above named Thomas NORTON Sen'r and acknowledged the above Instrument to be his act and deed before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice

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Marriage & Family of Nathaniel LYNDE

Nathaniel LYNDE and Sarah PRATT were married Each to other December ye 12th 1716
Their Daughter Sarah was born May ye 12th Day 1718
Their Son Nathaniel was Born ye 8th day of March 1720
And Dyed ye 10 of March 1720
Their Daughter Susana was born ye 27th of January 1723
Their Son Nathan was born ye 28th of October 1725
Their Daughter Lydia was born ye 22 of Jan'y 1727/8
Their Son Nathan Dyed ye 29th of June A.D. 1729
Their Daughter Lucy was born ye 11th Day of Aprill 1730
And Departed this Life the 7th Day of June 1745

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Saybrook Land Records
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The Lands of Mr. Jeremiah PECK

Granted to hime at towne meeting in seabrook to the 20th of August 1662, that he shall have land both upland meadow belonging to an hundred pound estate whereof he has reserved eight ackers of upland abuteing north and east to the highway south to the land of William BUSHNELL west to a small highway that goes to the meadow also 6 ack more or less at tilleys point abuteing upon William DUDLEY's land on the north and the River on the east and to William LORD's on the South and to a hamok of upland on the west.

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Lands of John CHAPMAN bought of Robert PERIGO 10th of April 1673.

Know all men by these present that I Robert PERIGO of the Collony of Connecticut in this county of New London of the towne of Saybrook mariner upon good consideration have bargained and sold unto and do by these presents make over and deliver up unto John CHAPMAN of the said Collony County and towne a sertain dwelling house and home lot in the towne of Seabrook together with the fences thereunto belonging the said land being fower acres more or less abuteing east to the highway and north upon the highway by the north Cove abuteing west upon the lands of John PARKER and South on the lands of William BUSHNELL and the home lote of said John CHAPMAN and the land of John PARKER with all the privileges and emenitys thereof and I the said Robert do by these presents make over and deliver up to the said John his heirs and assigns for ever to have hold enjoy quietly without any molestation form any man the said dwelling house and home lott the said Robert having the privilege of dwelling in the house untill the last payment be made for the house and land as also the emprovement of a garden plot which formerly belonged to Joseph PECK to and unto the true perferment of the promises I the said Robert do engage myself heirs administrators and assigns by these presents as witness my hand this tenth day of Aprill in the year of Our Lord one thousand six hundred and seventy three.

Signed and delivered
In presence of
Thomas BUCKINGHAM
John SIMSON

Robert PERIGO

I do give order to have this recorded according to law by me Robert PERIGO

The abovesaid bill of sale was acknowledged by the said Robert PERIGO to be his act and deed before me Robert CHAPMAN Commis'r this 3d of February 1676:

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Meadow Land of John CHAPMAN at Plum Banks Five acres of Meadow land more or less at the plum banks given him by the town Feb'y 6th 1672 Bounded Southwest on the plum banks north east on the land of William SOUTHMAYD north west on Thomas NORTON's meadow and Southeast upon the meadow of John PARKER.

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Mehetabel CHAPMAN the daughter of Justice John CHAPMAN was born the 29th day of September in the year 1688.

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Transcriber's Note: This was exactly how it was entered in the book with the first part of the deed missing.

Deed from Nathaniell CHAPMAN to Thomas BUCKINGHAM

Sell convey and Confirm said Bargained Premises in manner as above said and that the said Thomas BUCKINGHAM his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter by force & vertue of these Presents Lawfully Peaceably & Quietly have, hold, use occupie Posses and Enjoy the said Demised and Bargained Premises with the appurtenances ffree and Clear & freely & Clearly acquitted Exonerate dand discharged of from all & all manner of former and other quifts, grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joynters, Dowries Judgments Exeuctions Incumbrances and Extents Whatsoever Furthermore I the said Nathaniell CHAPMAN for my selfe my heirs Executors and administrators Doe Covenant and Ingage the above demised premises to him the said Thomas BUCKINGHAM his heirs and assigns against the Lawfull Claims or demands of any Person or Persons Whatsoever here after to Warrant Secure and Defend: and upon the Request, and at the Proper Cost and Charge of the said Thomas BUCKINGHAM his heirs or assigns To make Do, perform and Execute any further or other Lawfull & Reasonable act or acts thing or things Device or Devices in the Law needful or Requisite for the more perfect assurances settling and sure making of the premises as abovesaid and Hanna CHAPMAN the Wife of me the said Nathaniell CHAPMAN, Doth by these presents freely and Willingly give yield up and surrender all her Right of Dowry and power of thirds and all other Claime in and unto the above Demised Premises unto the said Thomas BUCKINGHAM his heirs and assigns for ever and Wee the said Nathaniell CHAPMAN & Hanna CHAPMAN do by these presents Render and give to the said Thomas BUCKINGHAM full Possessions seazin and delivery of all and every the afore Bargained Premises

In Wittness Whereof Wee have hereunto sett our hands and Seals the 29th Day of November in the 3d year of the Reign of our Sovernaigne Lady Anne Queen of England Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven hundred & four

Memorandum that the words Stephen POST interlined (in the orginall) between the 10th & ye 11th Line and between the 12th & the 13th Lyne was done before signing & sealing hereof

Signed sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of us
William BUSHNELL
Daniell TAYLOR
Nathaniell CHAPMAN (Seal)
Hanna CHAPMAN the mark of (Seal)

Saybrook the 29th of November 1704
Then and there Personally appeared the above named Nathaniell CHAPMAN and Hanna his Wife and acknowledged the above Instrument to be their act and Deed before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice

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Marriage and Family of Joseph WILLARD

Joseph WILLARD was married to Susannah LYNDE august ye 1718
Their Son William was born in Sunderland the of January 1720
Their Son Joseph was born in Say-Brook ye 11th of November 1723
The Rev. Mr. Joseph WILLARD aboves'd was murdered by the Indians in Rutland ye 14th of August 1720

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The Lands of Samuell WILLARD Received of Lieut. John CLARK as part of his wifes portion

1. Three acres of Land Lieing in the Calves pasture Bounded North by the Lands of David PARKER East by a Creek. South by the Land now in possession of Samuell CLARK West by the highway.

2. tto ffour acres of Land in the further planting field Bounded North by the highway East by the Land now in posesion of Samuell CLARK. South by a Swamp West by the Land of David PARKER.

3. tto two acres of meadow in Ragged Rock meadow Bounded North West and South by a Creek. East partly by a Creek and partly By the meadow of Abraham WATERHOUSE Sen'r

4. tto an hundred pound Right in the ox pasture

5. tto twenty acres of Land in Potopauge Quarter Bounded West By the Contry Roade to Potopauge. South by the Land of Abraham WATERHOUSE Sen'r East by the Land now in posesion of Joseph PARKER Junio'r North by the land of Lieut. John CLARK and two acres of boggs Lieing between Tillies Poynt and Potopauge not yet Laid out

6. fifty pound Right in the Comons Comonly Called ye Cow Comons.

7. tto Eight hundred acres of Land Lieing within the Compass of the Land Given by Joshua SACHEN to sum of Saybrook and Lime Gentlemen the meaning of which is Eight hundred acre Right.

All which Land above mentioned was paid to my Sister Sarah WILLARD as part of her portion by me John CLARK.

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Samuell WILLARD and Sarah CLARK were married Each to other June 6th 1683
Their daughter Sarah was born September ye 16th 1689
And died September ye 27th 1689
Samuell WILLARD their Son was born May ye 28th 1693
Joseph WILLARD their Son was born July 23d 1696
Mehetabell WILLARD y'r daughter was born July ye 23d 1700
Mehetabell WILLARD departed this Life may ye 30 1702

Capt. Samuell WILLARD ye Father of theas Children was borne in September in year 1658
And departed this Life January ye 19th about 2 of ye Clock In ye morning In ye year 1716
Sarah ye Mother of these Children above named Departed this Life ye 25th day of January Anno Domini 1722/3
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Saybrook Land Records
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Deed from David PARKER to Samuell WILLARD

Know all men by these Presents That I David PARKER of Saybrook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut for a good and valuable Consideration in other Land to me by a Deed of Sale Secured Have Bargained Sold Enfeoffed and Confirmed and Doe by these Presents Bargain Sell Enfeoffe and Confirm unto Samuell WILLARD of Say-Brook aforesaid ffour acres of Land Scituate Lieing and being in a field Commonly Called or known by the Name of the Planting field in Say-Brook aforesaid, Being Bounded Northward with the Land of Joseph PARKER and Eastward with the Land of Joseph INGHAM, and Southward, and westward with Highways ffrom me and my heirs to him and his heirs & assigns for ever. To have and to hold Possess and quietly enjoy the aforesaid ffour acres of Land with all and Singular The Priviledges and appurtenances there unto belonging or in any wise appertaining without Lett or molestation either by me or for me or in my name. I doe hereby also further Engage to Clear the aforesaid Land from all former Bargains Sales Rates mortgages or other Incumbrances Before the Date hereof.

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this Nine and Twentieth Day of June in the Third year of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord James the second King of England &c Anno Domini 1687

Signed Sealed & delivered
In the Presence of us
Robert LAY
John TULLY

David PARKER (Seal)

David PARKER appeared Before me and did acknowledge the above writing to be his ffree act and Deed. Say-Brook June ye 29th 1687
Andrew LEETE Assistt

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Record December 13 1716

Upon the specified Land stand the Dwelling House of Samuell WILLARD.
The eare mark y'r Samuel WILLARD putteth on his Cattell is two notches Cut out on the top of the offe or Right Eare, and a halfpenny on the under side of the near or Left Eare the above s'd mark Samuell WILLARD Son to the Son to the above s'd Samuell WILLARD has Taken for his Cattells mark.

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Deed from Robert LAY to Samuell WILLARD

To all People to whom these Presents Shall Come Greeting &c Know ye That I Robert Lay Sen'r of Say-Brook in the County of New London & in the Colony of Connecticutt in New England yeoman for & in Consideration of the Sum of five pounds as money to me in hand befor ethe Ensealing hereof Well and Truly paid & secured. By Samuell WILLARD of Say-Brook in the County and Colony afores'd Joyner. The Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and my selfe therewith fully satisfied & Contented & thereof & of every part & parcell there of Doe Exonorate acquit & Discharge the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs Executors, administrators & assigns for ever have given granted Bargained Sold alienated Enfeoffed Conveyed & Confirmed & by these presents do fully freely & absolutely Give Grant, Bargain, Sell, alienate enfeoff Convey & Confirme unto him the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for ever all my Right, Title & Interest in & unto and hundred Pound Right of Land scituate Lying & being in Oyster River Quarter within the Bounds of Say-Brook afore said To be Laid out to him according to the Rull of Laying out of Land in s'd Quarter of Oyster River to the hundred. To have & to hold the s'd granted & Bargained hundred pound Right with all the appurtenances Privileges Immunities & Commodities to the same belonging or in any ways appertaining: To him the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs & assigns forever: to his and their only Proper use benefitt & behoof for ever & I the said Robert LAY for me my heirs Executors & administrators Do Covenant Promise & grant to and with the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs & assigns that before the Ensealing here of I am the true sole & Lawfull owner of the above Bargained Premises & am Lawfully seized & Possessed of the same in mine own Proper Right as a good Perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee simple & have in my selfe good Right full power & Lawfull authority to grant Bargain Sell Convey & Confirm s'd Bargained Premises in manner as above s'd & that the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs & assigns shall & may from time to time & all times for ever hereafter by force & vertue of these Presents Lawfully peaceably & quietly have, hold, use, occupie Posses & Injoy the s'd Demised & Bargained Premises with the appurtenances free & Clear & freely & Clearly, acquitted Exonerated & Discharged of & from all & all manner of former & other gifts grants Bargains Sales, Leases, mortgages Wills, Entails Joynters Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents: furthermore I the s'd Robert LAY for myselfe my heirs Executors & administrators Do Covenant & Ingage the above Demised Premises

[Cont'd on Page 47]

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Continuation from Page 47-Deed from Robert LAY to Samuel WILLARD

To him the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs Execuctors administrators & assigns against the Lawfull Claims or demands of any Person or Persons Whatsoever for ever hereafter to Warrant & defend & Mary Lay the wife of me the s'd Robert Lay Doth by these Presents freely Willingly yield up & surrender all her Right of Dowry & power of thirds of in & unto the above Demised Premises: unto him the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs Executors administrators & assigns. In Witness whereof Wee have hereunto sett our hands & Seals this Seventeenth Day of February In the third year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lady Anne of England Queen: and in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred four or five 1704/5.

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of us
Thomas NORTON Sen'r
John INGHAM

Robert LAY (Seal)
Mary LAY (Seal)

Say-Brook ye 4th day of March 1704/5
Then and there personally appeared the above named Robert LAY Sen'r & acknowledged the above said Instrument to be his act & Deed before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c

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Deed from Stephen POST to Samuell WILLARD

To all People to whom these Presents shall Come Greeting &c Know yee: That I Stephen POST of Say-Brook in the County of New London in the Colonie of Connecticutt Cooper &c ffor and in Consideration of the Sum of Six pounds as money. To me in hand before the Ensealing here of well & truly paid & secured by Samuell WILLARD of Say-Brook afores'd: the Receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowledge & my selfe there with fully satisfied & Contented & thereof & of every part and Parcell thereof Do acquit Exonerate & Discharge the said Sam'll WILLARD his heirs Executors and administrators by these presents: Have Given, Granted, Bargained Sold alienated Conveyed and Confirmed & by these presents do freely fully & absolutely Give Grnat Bargain, Sell, Aleine Convey & Confirm unto him the s'd Sam'll WILLARD his heirs & assigns for ever Two hundred pound Right of meadow Scituate Lieing & being in a place Commonly Called the ox pasture within the Boundaries of Say-Brook afores'd Containing by Estimation one acre & halfe be it more or less. Butted & Bounded South on the meadow of s'd Willard & West on the highway North & East upon Creeks. To have & to hold The s'd granted and Bargained Premises with all the appurtenances Privileges & Commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining To him the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs & assigns forever To his & their only Proper use beneiftt & behoof for ever: And I the s'd Stephen POST for me my heirs Executors & administrators do Covenant Promise & grant to & with the s'd Sam'll WILLARD his heirs & assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & Lawfull owner of the above Bargained Premises & am Lawfully Seized & Possessed of the in mine own Proper Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple & have in myself good Right full power & Lawfull authority to grant Bargain sell and Convey & Confirme s'd Bargained Premises in manner as above s'd & that the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs & assigns shall & may form time to time & att all times for ever hereafter by force & vertue of these presents Lawfully peaceably & quietly have, hold, use occupie Possess & Enjoy the s'd Demised & Bargained Premises with the appurtenances free & Clear & freely Clearly acquitted Exonerated & discharged of and from all & all manner of former & other gifts, grants Bargains, Sales, Leases mortgages Wills Entails Joynters Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extants Furthermore I the said Stephen POST for my selfe my heirs Executors & administrators Do Covenant & Ingage the above demised Premises to him the s'd Samuell WILLARD his heirs & assigns against the Lawfull Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons Whatsoever for ever hereafter to Warrant Secure & Defend. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal This 22d Day of March In the Eighth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Anne Queen of Great Brittain &c and in the year of our Lord 1708/9.

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of us
Daniell TAYLOR
Nicolas MARSON

Stephen POST (Seal)

Say-Brook the 22d of March 1708/9
Then & there personally appeared the above named Stephen POST & acknowledged this Instrument to be his act & Deed Before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice of the Peace

Received March ye 22 1708/9

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Marriage & Family Record of Samuel BUSHNELL

Sam'll BUSHNELL was married to Anne Cogswell ye 22d day of Jan'y 1708
Their Daughter Anne was born ye 24th Day of October 1729
Anne ye afores'd Wife of Sam'll BUSHNELL Departed this Life ye 21st of Jan'y 1731/2
Sam'll BUSHNELL was marryed to Sarah LANE ye 2d day of August 1732
Their Son John was born August 17th 1733
Their Son Elisha was born ye 12th of November 1734
Their Son Reuben was born Feb'y 16th 17?1

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Horses in the year 1660

Bellchaser DEWOLFE sold a young horse this 23 of October 1660 to Richard FELLOWS his natural marks a light bay with a star in his fore head his artificial marks a slit in the near ear and a halfpenny cut out under the slit his age 3 years old next spring.

Francis GRISWOLD carried away two mares from Seabrook this 14th day of November 1660 one mare a Chestnut Collor 4 black hoofs two white foot locks a crop on the near ear 7 year old, the other mare two years old and upwards of a sorrie color with a star in the fore head and two slits on both sides the right ear

Will. PRATT sold to Richard FELLOWS a black mare of 4 years old with a star on the forehead and a white spot on the cheake with a halfpenny cut out of the near ear

Tho. BLISE carried here a black mare bought of Tho. LEFINGWELL about eleven years old

John CLARK for Captain CULLICK carried away a horse this 22d of November of a brown bay color with a star n the forehead of 3 years old and the mark age with a crop of the near ear

Richard RAYMENT this 27th of August 1664 bought a horse of Richard SMITH of one year and the markage of a black born mark on the off eare with a halpenny cut out deep in the ear

Abram POST sold to Elias DOUGHTY a mare of a bay color with a white streak of the noase a little white upon her hind foot a little crop of from the off ear about 7 years old this 18th of October 1663.

Robert CHAPMAN sold to Elias DOUGHTY in the begining of August - 63. one mare and colt the mare of a brown bay color 4 years old with a crop on the near ear and a slit in the crop also a young horse of a bay color 3 years old crop on the near ear and slit in the same

Robert CHAPMAN sold to John LOOMIS of Long Island a mare bout 8 years of age with a crop on the near ear and a slit in the same about the latter end of May 63.

Robert CHAPMAN sold a horse to Mr. TURNER a horse of 7 years old this 2d of October 1665.

Robert CHAPMAN sent a horse of bay color crop of the near ear and slit in it to barbadoes this

Thomas DUNK sent 2 horses to barbadoes before the 5th of February 1665. the one a brown horse markt with a black mane and black tayl and a black lipt 2 notches on the underside of the ear. The other a born horse black mane and a black lipt on the back with a brand on the near shoulder both of five year old,

Thomas DUNK sold to Goodman BARKER 2 mares this 16th of February 1665 the one a black mare of six year old and two notches on the under side of the near ear the to her a brown bay mare of 2 year and half old her hind foot white markt on the underside of the near ear with 2 notches and branded on the neer? butt ?

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Lands sold by Thomas BLISE to John COMSTOCK

The said Thomas BLISE hath sold to John COMSTOCK his acomodations lying and being in Seabrook with all his housing lands upland and meadow as hereafter more fully expressed.

The house in the towne and home lot of one acker and half with a fifty pound comonage

On the east side of the River his house with twenty ackers of upland ajoining thereunto part of which was bought of Thomas ADGAT namely ten ackers, and of Richard EDGERTON and Morgan BOWERS ten ackers more the other ten was my allotment with the meadow belonging to a fifty pound estate and Comonage

Also all the meadow that I bought of William BEAMAN in the first division belonging to the estate of one hundred and fifty pounds as also two acres of meadow in the second division and fower ackers of upland

Allso 4 ackers and half of meadow upon a little Island and abuteing east to the lake, South to the lands of Nicholas JENNINGS as appears in the same Record more fully.

Allso 9 ackers of meadow on the north side of the Creek abuteing east to the little Island in the bake River, west to the Creek

Allso 3 Ackers of meadow lying on the bake River ajoining east upon the Cove South upon the River and West and north upon the lands of John LAY Senier

Allso my proportion of Comonage on the east side of the River belonging to the estate of one hundred pounds.

Allso 3 acker of the best meadow that I bought of John LAY Senier on the east side of the River in the first division all which parsalls of land I Thomas BLISS have sold and made over the said John COMSTOCK him and his quieth and peaceably to enjoy forever in Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand this 14th day of November 1664

Thomas BLISS

Lands of John COMSTOCK Recorded to Richard SMITH

These may declare unto all whom it may Concern that I John COMSTOCK do assign and make over unto Richard SMITH all the aforesaid parsalls of land lying on the east side of the River together with housing and appurtenances there unto for the said Richard quietly peaceably to enjoy as his own proper and pecullier Right without any let or molestation from me or my procurement anyways as Witness my hand this 14th day of November 1664

The mark of John COMSTOCKE

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Abram POST his first Child Stephen was born in Seabrook the 3d of December 1664
Ann POST was born the 4th of May 1667.
Abram POST born the 7th of June 1669.

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Lands of Abram POST

Bought of Edward CODMEN this 3d of November 1667 five ackers of meadow lying on the Island over against the towne which was Richard EDGERTON's it abuts on the east to a pond South to the land of Henry CHAPION west to the Great River North to the lands of Jonathan RUD

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This obleqeth me underwritten to pay or cause to be paid unto Abram POST or his order in good shop Commodities upon demand to the ballance of nine pounds six Shillings in Boston. Witness my hand this 3d of October 1665

Wittness
Robert BULL
John [fenner]

Benjamin AYERS

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this obliqueth me to pay unto Abram POST or his order in gran at twenty fower shillings a hundred to the ballance of nine pounds five shillings or in good shop good to that value to be paid at or before the last of May the year 1661. the payment to be made at my house in Boston Wittness my hand this 28th of November 1665

John PAINE *****

Lands of Abram POST this 3d of November 1669

Bought of William BUSHNELL in the town plot two ackers of pasture land which was his home lot it abuts to the east upon the lands of Robert CHAPMAN on the South to the lands of Mr. FENWICK west to Francis BUSHNELL, North to the highway

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Ellener POST departed this life the 13 day of November 1670
James POST was born the 14th day of March 1670/71
Hester POST born the 14th day of September 1672.
Hest POST deceased this life the first of January 1672.
Ann CLARK departed this life the 3d of January 1672.
Daniel POST born the 28th of November 1673.
Jorden POST born the 27th of May 1676.
Joseph POST born the 6th of February 1677.
Mary POST borne the 24th of February 1679.
Ellener POST born the 10th of February 1682.
Mary POST late the wife of Abraham POST
Deceased the 23d of March 1683/4

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Entered May the 31st 1765
The mark that Thomas SPENCER puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the near left ear and a half penny on the upper side of the same.

Entered Sept 9th 1770
The mark that Benjamin POST puts on his Creatures is two half penny's on the fore side of the neer ear & a swalis ?taie in the off ear.

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FHL Film #5536 Various Deeds & Family Records

The Lands of Joseph PARKER given out to Joseph CLARK 6 ackers lying and being in the old ex pasture abuteing east to the Cove and South to the lands of Abner POST west to the Highway and North to the lands of William PARKER

Joseph PARKER's lands and barn bought of Robert PERIGO this 26th of May 1667. One barn together with Eighteen acres of ground with the dung upon it adjoining to the barn in the town of Seabrook butting upon the lands of Robert PERIGO on the South and on the west and on the north and the highway on the east the purchase doth more fully appear in a deed of sale bearing date with this Record.

Miadow of Joseph PARKER is six ackers of meadow near the old oxpasture with west marsh abuteing upon Mr. ELY's meadow on the north, on his upland on the east and on the towne medow on the South and west.

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Entered June ye 30th 1768.

The mark that Stephen UTTER puts on his Creatures is a half penny on the under side of the near ear or left ear and a hole in the same and a slit into the underside of the off ear.

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Lands of Mathew RANSOME given him by the towne April 11th 1681. Ffour acres more or less lying at a place called Julians brooke and bounded eastward with the brow of the hill on the east side of the brooke and bounded Southward partly with the land of Julian BULLIAR deceased and with the lands of Francis BUSHNELL, And bounded northward & west ward with the highway going to the mill which land was given him in Consideration of sitting up his trade of dressing of leather

Mathew RANSOME was married to Hannah JONES the 7th day of March 1682/3
Joseph RANSOM the son of Mathew RANSOM was born 10th of January 1683

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The Children of Lewis JONES

Margaret JONES born the middle thursday of August 1667
Katherine JONES born 29th of May 1671
Jonathan JONES born the 2d Wednesday in November 1673
Samuell JONES born 18 of May 1676
Ephrain JONES born 1st of May 1685.

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Entered March 31, 1772.

The mark that Sam'll WRIGHT Jun'r puts on his Creatures is a half penny on each side of the near or the left ear and a hole in the off ear.

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John WEBB dyed the 27th of May 1684

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Entered Feb'y 27th 1719?.
The mark that Reuben BUSHNELL puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the underside of the near ear and a half penny on the upper side of the same and a half crop on the upper side of the off ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
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FHL Film #5536

Various Land and Family Records

The Children of Zackery SANFORD

Zackery SANFORD born in the year of our Lord 1653
Hannah SANFORD born in the year of our Lord 1656
Ruth SANFORD born in the year of our Lord 1659
Ezekiel SANFORD born in the year of our Lord 1663
Deborah SANFORD born the midle January 1665
Zackery SANFORD deceased December 23 1668
Sarah and Rebeka born the midle of November 1680

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Margery the wife of William PARKER Senier deceased the 6th of December 1680

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Joseph BLAGUE was married to Martha KIRTLAND the 10th February 1685
Elizabeth BLAGUE the daughter of Joseph BLAGUE was born the 26th day of May 1687
Joseph BLAGUE the son of Joseph BLAGUE was born the 17th of November in the year 1689
And dyed the 4th of October 1691
Mary BLAGUE was born the 27th of Aprill 1692
Joseph BLAGUE was born the 7th of October 1694

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Lands of Abraham POST Aprill 25th 1682.

Six rods given him by the town on the north side of the town platt by the water side over against the house of William DUDLEY and John WHITTLESEY for to erect a warehouse upon and to make a wharf there from into the water. The above said six rods of land is bounded north upon the water, extending in length eastward and westard three rods and from the edge of the bank South ward the breadth is two rods, so it is bounded north ward upon the Common, and Southward upon ye highway

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Saybrook Aprill ye 3d 1716.

Whereas the proprietors of Petopague Quarter in Say-Brook at a meeting of s'd Proprietors granted to Sam'll COMSTOCK three or four acres of land for what was taken off from his home lott for a highway we whose names are hereunder written have layed out with ye approbation of s'd Proprietors four acres of land for said COMSTOCK lying Westward of John CLARK's Orchard neer the highway begining at a Wallnut Tree standing by a knole of Rocks and from thence twenty Rods to the first mentioned maple tree all ye above mentioned trees are marked & stones layed at the Rotts of them laid out by us.

William PARKER
Sam'll PRATT
Measurers
Received ye 15th of Feb 1723.

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Entered May 28th 1751.
The mark that Abraham NOTT Jun'r Puts on his Creatures is a tenant on the neer or left ear and a halfpenny on the upper side of the offear.

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Saybrook Land Records
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FHL Film #5536

Various Land, Family and Ear Mark Records

Thomas BALL being Thomas DUNK's servant was drown'd in one of his tan vats this 17th of July 1665, about the begining of the night There was a gang of men chosen viz: Richard RAYMENT John WESTALL Will LORD William BUSHNELL Joseph PARKER and Abram POST who have inquired intothe case and have given verdict upon oath viz:

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The town granted to John COLLONS the 24th of November that the Iland called by the name of Duk Iland shall belong to hime and his ayers forever.

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Marriage of Frances TRCUNY (TRAINY?) August 6th 1667,
He was married to Abigail NORTON the 6th of August 1667,

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The 5th of January 1673, the lands of Edward SHIPTON bought of John WESTALL bought of John WESTALL twelve acres of land lying and being in the field Comonly called the thousand ackers bounded on the north with the land of Edward SHIPTON formerly bought of John OLMSTED and the land of John PRATT formerly bought of William BUSHNELL on the east with the lands of Joseph INGHAM and William BEAMAN and the southeast with a highway on the South and the lands of Richard TOVSLAND on the Southwest the which parcell of land is made over by the said WESTALL unto the said SHI{TON his heirs administrators or assigns quietly and peaceably to enjoy as his or their own proper right as both more fully appears in a bill of sale under the said WESTALL's hand bearing date With this Record

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Edward SHIPMAN Senior bought of David BULL five acres and a half of upland & meadow be it more or less lying and being in Saybrook formerly belonging to Richard TOUSLAND late of SayBrook deceased being bounded Southward ?? ward with the highway that leadeth into the meadow down to the Creek and bounded Southward with the Creek and Westward bounded with the meadow land of said David BULL and bounded northward with the upland of the said Edward SHIPMAN senior from him the s'd BULL To him the s'd SHIPMAN an his heirs &c forever to have hold posses and quietly enjoy the afores'd land with all the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully appears by a deed of sale given under the s'd David BULL his hand and seal bearing date with this record

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Entered December 28th 1762

The mark that Mr. Simeon STODDARD puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the upper side of the neer or left ear and a half penny under side of the off ear.

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FHL Film #5536

Various Land Records

Bought of Jeremiah PECK by Robert CHAPMAN Will LORD Will PRATT Zackery SANFORD and John CLARK. Bought of Jeremiah PECK this 30th day of January 1665, his house and home lot in the towne plot abuteing east to the meeting house Common South to the highway West to the lands of Robert CHAPMAN and north to the lands of Will BUSHNELL

2. Another parsill of land in the Calve pasture of twelve ackers upland and meadow more or less abuteing east to Richard TVOSLAND. South to the highway west to the lands of Edward SHIPTON north to the salt Creek,

3. A parsill of meadow of six ackers lying at the hamaks abuteing west to Oyster River and north to the Creek and east to the lands of John CLARK junior and South to the sea.

5. a hundred and fifty pound proportion in the ox pasture

6. two hundred and fifty pound proportion of lands in the town comons all which parsills of land with their appurtenances as doth more fully appear in a deed of sale given under the hand of the said Jeremiah PECK bearing date with this record or alienated as afores'd

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Land of Mr. BELLAMY and house 27th of February 1675. Bought of John HILL his house and home lot consisting of one ack more or less gining and being in the towne of Say Brook bounded by John WESTALL on the east and William SOUTHMAID on the north the highway west and the meeting Comon on the south allso two acres of meadow lying on the north side of William DUDLEY and John CLARK and allso my destedent land at Pataqunk with all priveleges belonging thereunto as doth more fully appear in a deed of sale under the said HILL's hand bearing date with this record.

Granted to Mathew BELLAMY one acre of land 4th of May /75 There was granted to Mathew BELLAMY by the town one acre of land and measured out by William LORD Senior and Abram POST the land abuts on the South to the Comon green or training place on the west to the highway on the north to the land of John WESTALL.

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Entered ye 22d of July 1724 The mark that Rev. Mr. Abraham NOTT puts on his Cattle is a halfcrop on the underside of the neer Ear & an halfe penny upon the fore side of each ear

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Saybrook Land Records
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The Lands of Samuell WEBB

To all People unto whome these Presents shall come Greeting: Know yee I John PRATT of Say-Brook Sen'r In the County of New London & in the Colonie of Connecticut in New England Smith: for & in Consideration of the sum of Ten Pounds in Currant silver money of this Colonie Paid to the Reverend Mr. Thomas BUCKINGHAM of Say-Brook afores'd as Executor to the Estate of Edward LAY Late of Say-Brook Deceased upon my account & for my use By Samuell WEBB of Say-Brook afores'd Husbandman: Which said Ten pounds I the said John PRATT stood Indebted for by Bond to the Reverend Mr. BUCKINGHAM upon the account of the English School in Saybrook: In Consideration of which I the said John PRATT Have Given, Granted, Bargained, Sold alienated Conveyed & Confirmed and by these Presents Do Freely, fully & absolutely give grant Bargain Sell, aliene Convey & Confirme unto him the s'd Samuell WEBB his heirs & assigns for ever a Certain tract or parcell of Land Lieing & being in Potopague Quarter in the Bounds of Saybrook afores'd Containing by Estimation Ten acres be it more or less & is Bounded on a highway Running Between the Barn of Abraham WATEROUS Jun'r & s'd Land the Southeast Corner with two black oak stadles next this highway, and Running Westard forty Rods to a great white oke Tree marked and then Running forty Rods to a Walnut Tree with a heap of Stons att the Root, and then Runs forty Rods East to a Wallnutt stadle next to the Common Road which Lies between the s'd WATEROUS his Land & this Land & so Runs Parallel with s'd Road or highway to the two black Oak stadles afores'd, Also two acres of Land more in the s'd Quarter on the North end of s'd Ten acres Bounded by the Wallnutt stadle, next the highway & Running Northward unto a White Oak Tree & on the Northwest Corner Bounded by a stake pitched in the Ground with stons Cast up by it & then Runs to the other Land, to a heap of Rocks and near to a Chestnut Tree what stand Eastward, not Running West to the extent of the other Land aboves'd But falls short some five Rods at the Northwest Corner.

To have and to hold the s'd granted & Bargained Premises with all the appurtenances Priviledges & Commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining, To him the said Samuell WEBB his heirs and assigns for ever free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted and Discharged from all other gifts & grants Bargains Sales & Incumbrances Whatsoever and I the said John PRATT, for my selfe my heirs Executors & administrators Do Covenant & Ingage the above Demised Premises to him the s'd Samuell WEBB his heirs & assigns against the Lawfull Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons Whatsoever for ever hereafter to Warrant Secure & Defend:

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 7th day of March IN the seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne Queen of Great Brittan & c

Signend & delivered Annoque Domini 1708/9
In the presence of us
David PARKER
Daniell LORD
Daniell TAYLOR

John PRATT (Seal)

Say-Brook ye 14th day of March 1708/9
Then and there Personally appeared the above named John PRATT & acknowledged this Instrument to be his act and Deed before me
Daniel TAYLOR
Justice of the Peace

Received March 12th 1709/10

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Saybrook Land Records
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Deed from Thomas MERRELS to Thomas NORTON

To all People to whome these presents shall Come I, Thomas MERRELS of Say-Brook in the County of New London and Collony of Connecticutt in New England send Greeting &c. Know ye that I the said Thomas MERRELS for divers good Causes and Considerations me thereunto moveing and Especially for and in Consideration of five acres of meadow Lyeing and being at a place Called the Plum Banks in Say-Brook afores'd according to a deed of Sale bearing date which these presents given by Thomas NORTON of Saybrook aforesaid To said Thomas MERRELL. Have Bargained Sold, given, granted Exhchanged alienated Enfeoffed and Confirmed, and doe by these presents Bargain Sell Give Grant Exchange alienate enfeoff and Confirm unto the said Thomas NORTON his heirs Executors administrators and assigns Two Certain Tracts or parcels of Land Lying and being in Say-Brook afores'd the one being ffive acres of Land Lyeing on Round Hill plain In the Eastern tire of Lots next the meadow, bounded Southward by John WHITTLESEY and Northward by Ensign POST being Twelve Rods wide in the front and Seventeen Rods wide n the Rear next the meadow, the other being ffour acres and a halfe in Oyster River Quarter in the second Division Eaquall in proportion for quantity and quallity with with the Rest of said MERRELLS second division of Lands. To Have and hold all and Singular the afores'd Two parcells of Lands with all the Priveledges Benefits, Rights members proprieties and appurtenances in any kind or manner whatsoever belonging or appertaining to all and every the afore Bargained premises unto the Thomas NORTON his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for ever free and Clear from all manner of Incumbrances Whatsoever and I the said Thomas MERRELLS for me my heirs Executors and administrators Will Warrant and Defend the same to the said Thomas NORTON his heirs Executors administrators and assigns from all Person and Persons Whatsoever Lawfully Claiming or demanding the same and doe by these presents give full possession Seacin and delivery of all and every the afore Bargained premises:

In Witness and Confirmation of the same I have here unto set my hand and Seal this twenty sixth day of May One thousand Seven hundred and two.

Signed Sealed & delivered
In the presence of
John TILLETSON
Daniell TAYLOR

Thomas MERRELLS The mark of (Seal)

Say-Brook ye 26th day of May 1702
Then ad there Thomas MERRELLS the above named personally and acknowledged the aboves'd Instrument to be his act and deed before me
Daniell TAYLOR Justice

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Indenture of Sale Between William LORD and Thomas NORTON

This Indenture of Sale made this 21st day of August in the ffirst year of the Reign of Our Soveraigne Lady Anne Queen of England &c Between William LORD Eldest Son and heir to William LORD some time of Lime and of Moodus in the Colonie of Connecicut in New England deceased on the one part and Thomas NORTON of Say-Brook in the County of New London and Colonie aforesaid Sen'r on the other Part Witnesseth That whereas my honoured ffather William LORD aforesaid for and in Consideration of the sume of five pounds to him in hand paid by the s'd Thomas NORTON the Receit Whereof I the said William LORD doe Credit and beleve by good Information to me given and of which I doe acquit and discharge the s'd Thomas NORTON his heirs and assigns for ever and by Reason the Deed of Sale was not perfected before the death of my honoured ffather William LORD Wanting only to be acknowledged and since being Lost. I the said William LORD Eldest Son and heir to my honoured ffather William LORD Late of Moodus, Dec'd doe see cause according to the Rules of Righteousness and

(Note: This deed is continued on Page 57.)

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Continuation of deed from William LORD to Thomas NORTON

As in duty bound to Confirme Bargain Sell and give asurance of the said Thomas NORTON his heirs Executors administrators or assigns all that hundred pound Right in the ox pasture in Say-Brook afore granted Bargained and pased over by my honoured ffather William LORD afore s'd to said Thomas NORTON for and in Consideration of s'd ffive pounds as above. To have and to hold all and singular the aforesaid one hundred pounds Right In the said ox pasture in Saybrook with all the priviledges Benefitts Rights members Proprieties and appurtenances in any kind or manner whatsoever unto the said Thomas NORTON his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for ever to his and their sole and onely use Benefitt and behoofe, free and Cleare from all other former Bargains, Sales Cliams and Demands whatsoever: and I the said William LORD for me my heirs Executors administrators and assigns will Warrant Defend and maintain all and every the said hundred pound Right to the said Thomas NORTON his heirs Executors administrators or assigns against all person or persons Claiming by from or under me or them or by my or their means or procurement.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seall the day and year above said Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred & two

Signed Sealed & delivered
In ye presence of us
Samuell PARKER
Daniell TAYLOR

William LORD (Seal)

Say-Brook the 21st day of August 1702
Then and there William LORD Personally appeared and acknowledged the above Instrument to be his act and Deed Before me
Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c
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Deed from Richard LORD to Thomas NORTON

Know all men by these Presents that I Richard LORD of Lime of the County of New London of the Collony of Connecticutt ffor divers good Causes and Considerations me, there unto moveing Especially for and in Consideration of two Cattell y't are three year old next spring Esnuing the Date hereof and Ten shillings in Currant County pay to me secured before the Sealing & delivery hereof: Have Bargained Sold alienated Confirmed & made over and doe by these Presents Bargain Sell alienate Confirme & make over unto Thomas NORTON of Saybrook of the County of New London of the Colony of Connecticutt, One Parcell of Boggy meadow Land situate Lyeing and being on the North side of the North Cove in Saybrook aforesaid Supposed to be aboutte Seven Acres: and is Bounded on the west side of the land of Mr. Richard RAYMOND & on the South by the meadows of Abraham POST and James JARRELL and on the East by a narrow slipe of upland & on the North by the high way from me and my heirs To him & his heirs for ever.

To Have hold Possess and Quietly Enjoy the said Land with all and Singular the Priviledges & appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining without Lett Trouble or molestation Either by me or any other for me or in my hame: and I doe allso Engage to Clear the said Land from all former Bargains, Sales, Rates, Mortgages or other Incumbrances before the Day of the Date hereof ffor and in Consideration as above specified I have Granted this my Deed of Sale. Whereunto I Have sett too my hand & Seal this Eighth of ffebruary in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Seventy Eight

Signed, Sealed & Delivered
In Presence of
William DUDLEY
Mary DUDLEY M her mark

Richard LORD (Seal)

Richard LORD the eleventh of ffebruary 1678 Personally appeared before me acknowledged the above said Instrument to be his act and Deed as attest Rob't CHAPMAN Comis'r

Entered October ye 28th 1703.

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Saybrook Land Records
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FHL Film #5536

The Lands of Richard LORD of Hartford Sea brook this 2d of April 1667, Bought of John COLLINS all his land that he bought of William LORD both upland and meadow lying and being at poochauge as more fully appear in a deed of sale and particular expressed under the hand of William LORD all which lands the said John COLLINS doth allienate and make over to Richard LORD hime and his to enjoy forever only it is agreet between the said parties that if hereafter any controversy or trouble should arise concerning any parsill or parsills of land expressed in the deed of sale the said John COLLINS is wholly freed from any trouble about the making good these lands he having resigned up his whole title and claime as he reseived their from William LORD and the said William to make good to Richard LORD the premises as fully as he was to John COLLINS.

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Lands of Benjamin WRIGHT bought of Mr. James FITCH Senior at mammkatesek

Know all by these presents that I James FITCH Senior of Norwich in the Colonie of Connecticut and County of New London do give grant bargain and sell and pass over and by these presents have given granted bargained sold and passed over unto Benjamin WRIGHT senior of Kenillsworth in the County aforesaid my whole right tittle and interest unto and of all sutch lands as was granted unto me by the inhabitants of the towne of seabrook and by the general court the said land lying and being on the westerly side of the River commonly called mammkatesik River all which lands abovesaid as thereon specified in a writing under hands of the towne men of Say brook which laid out the said land viz: John CLARK Stephen POST William HIDE and Robert CHAPMAN and according to the Records of the General Court with all the privileges comonages and appurtenances as doth thereunto belong. I do by these presents pass over unto the said WRIGHT to him his ayres executors administrators and assigns to have and to hold possess and enjoy forever without any let hinderance or molestation from me or any by from or under me and for the Confirmation hereof I have set my hand and seale this 7th of May Anno Domini one thousand six hundred seventy five

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the presents of us
Testify Thomas ADGATE
John POST

James FITCH

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Entered April 4, 1746 The mark that Travis AYRES puts on his Cattle is a Swallows TAIL on the off Ear and a slitt into the underside of the near Ear.

Entered May 6th 1746 The mark that Gideon WATROUS puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the near Ear and a half crop on ye undersid eof ye off ear and the slitt slanting. Mr. WATROUS desired to be rased out after he had got it entered the same day.

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Saybrook Land Records
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Deed from Mary DUDLEY to John WHITTLESEY Sen'r

This Indenture made the fourth of August One thousand seven hundred and one Between Mary DUDLEY of Say-Brook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut Relict of Deacon William DUDLEY Late of Say Brook afores'd deceased on the one part: and John WHITTLESEY Senior of Saybrook afores'd now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Mary DUDLEY for and in Consideration of the sum of Eight pounds: Eightteen Shillings and nine pence Lawfull money of s'd Colony to her before the then Sealing and Delivery of the se presents by the said Whittlesey well and truly payed: Hath granted Bargained Sold Enfeoffed an Confirmed and by these presents doe Grant Bargain Sell Enfeoff and Confirme unto the said John WHITTLESEY Two acres and three Quarters more or less of meadow Cittuate Lieing and being in a boddy of meadow that Lieth at the South End of Tillies point Belonging to Saybrook afores'd and is Bounded Eastward by the meadow of Abraham WATROUS Sen'r and a Reputed highway and Southward by the meadow of s'd WHITTLESEY and Westward and Northward by a branch of a Creek Commonly known by the name of Round hill Creek form her the said Mary DUDLEY and her heirs to him the said John WHITTLESEY and to the heirs and assigns of the said John WHITTLESEY for ever. To Have and to hold to occupie Possess and quietly Enjoy the said two acres and three quarters more or less of meadow with all and singular the priviledges and appurtenances there unto belonging. Without the lawfull Lett suite trouble Eviction disturbance or Interuption of the said Mary DUDLEY or any from her for her or in her name and also Clearly discharged of and from all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales assignments Esttates uses Limitations Leases Charges and Incumbrances Whatsoever had made or done by the said Mary DUDLEY or by any other Person or Persons Whatsoever had made or done by the said Mary DUDLEY the fourth of August in the Thirteenth year of Our Soveraign Lord William the third by the grace of God of England King &c: This Present Indenture Signed and Sealed and delivered to the said John WHITTLESEY in Presence of us 1701.

Wittnesses
William DUDLEY
Timothy CORNELIUS
Stephen WHITTLESEY

Mary DUDLEY

Say-Brook the 7th day of August 1701.
Then and there Personally appeared the above mentioned Mary DUDLEY and acknowledged the above said Instrument to be her act and Deed Before me
Daniel TAYLOR Justice of the Peace

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Marriage and Family of Elephelitt WHITTLESEY

Eliphellit WHITTLESEY and Mary PRATT were married each to other December the 1st 1702.

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Charles GILLAM the son of Carbret GILLAM & Mary GILLAM his wife was born in the Town of Say-Brook the 7th Day of march in the year 1707/8

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John RYER [AYER written above] and Sarah COLT were married together June 16th 1715
Dan'll their son was born July 13th 1716
Their Son John was born November 1st day 1718
Their Son Joseph was born ye 23d of March 1720/1
Their Son Travis was born ye 15th of March 1723
Their Son Elisha was born ye 29th of Sept'r 1725
Elizabeth their Daughter was born ye 26th of March 1735
Their Daughter Mary was born at Stonington & Dec'd in Say-Brook July 9th 1739
Their Daughter Hannah was born ye 26 Day of Jan'y 1739/40
Their Son Elisha Died December the 6th 1751
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Saybrook Land Records
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FHL Film #5536

Various Records

Samuell RAYMOND sold a mare to John STANTON about 5 years old a bay Color, and a white star in the forehead s slit in the top of the near ear and a pece cut out under the ear.

Samuell RAYMOND sold a horse to John COLLINS the 24th of January 1667, a rone horse 3 years old the next spring a hole in the near and a halfpenny cut out of each ear.

John WESTALL sent 2 mares to New York the first of February 1666, the one a born bay with a bald face branded with a W on the near shoulder and slit on both ears and a happeny cut age 7 years with the other a bay color with a star in the forehead and a hapeny cut out under both ears age of 5 years.

John WESTALL sent to New London the 20th of February 65/ 4 mares the first a blackish Color 3 years old Cropt on the near ear and slit in the crop with a white streak in the face.
The 2d a bay mare 4 years old a star in the forehead a crop in near ear a noch cut out underneath, the 3d an old mare blackish Collor 2 White feet a slit in the face. The 4th a gray mare of 5 years old a hapeny cut out of the near ear.

Goodman WELLMAN February the 20th - 68 sent 2 mares to New London the one a black born mare 7 year old 2 White feet a pece out of the off ear. The other a darkish color a White blasť in the face bought of John BISHOP.

Tho. MARSHALL sent a horse to New London February the 20th - 68 a correll horse 4 years old a hapeny under the near ear and a slit in the upper side of the ear

Entered April 17th 1724,
The mark that Daniell LORD Jun'r puts on his cattle is a half crop on ye underside of ye neer ear and two halpeny's on ye underside of ye off ear.

Entered May 25th 1753
The mark that Jonathan JONES puts on his Creatures is a crop on the near ear or left ear and a slit on the Crop and a slit into the under side of the off ear.

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