SAYBROOK LAND RECORDS, BOOK 1
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Saybrook Land Records
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Town Meeting Record
At a Town Meeting Orderly warned May the 12th 1698.
It was agreed by voate that Deacon Nathaniell CHAPMAN Abraham CHALKER and John BULL Sen'r shall goe to take a survey of the point of Land Called Hydes point now Petitioned for by Lieut. John CLARK, to buy it and to make Returne of the Quantity thereof to the Proprietors and Lieut. CLARK shall Cause the Proprietors be called together in order to a finall Issue and in Case they having suitable Warning doe not appear, Then it shall not be Counted a Clandestine thing for him to have the Consent of the Two thirds of the Proprietors in a particular way
At a meeting of the Proprietors of the Town Commons ffebruary the 7th 1699/700 He follows the Returne of those Persons appointed to take a survey of a Cartaine point of upland Called hyds point petitioned for by Lieut. John CLARK at a Town Meeting May the 12th 1698.
To the Proprietors of Say-Brook Town Commons Wee the Subscribers according to ye Order and at Lieut John CLARK's Desire have taken a view of the Land of hyds point Petitioned for by Lieut. CLARK and find it to be about thirteen acres which we Judge to be outside as to the Quallity we do Esteem it to be Ordinary Pasture Land, Possibly four or five acres Capable of plowing.
May ye 13th 1698.
John BULL Senio'r
Wee whose names are hereunto Subscribed doe give and grant unto the s'd John CLARK his heirs Executors or administrators & assigns for ever all our Right to and Interest in s'd thirteen or fourteen acres, and doe Desire that Lieut. Abraham CHALKER Deacon WILLIAM: or John PARKER Senio'r Would Lay out s'd Land to the s'd CLARK, he paying them for their so doing and that wee doe give the Land above mentioned to the s'd CLARK John CLARK, Wee here manifest by sitting too our hands whereas wee whose names are under written or hereunto subscribed being desired or appointed by more than two thirds of the proprietors of the Cow Commons belonging to Say-Brook to lay out thirteen or fourteen acres of land to John CLARK of Saybrook afores'd which Land is part of that point called & well known by the name of hyds point within the township of Say-Brook & was formerly Surveyed by Deacon Nathaniell CHAPMAN & John BUELL Sen'r deceased & ourselves & being mett together this seventh of March One thousand seven hundred & five in order to Laying out s'd 13 or 14 acres of land afores'd We began about three rod to ye South of a great Red or black Oak Tree and amongst a parcell of alders The tree above named we marked with JC: & Laid stons at the Root of it, so Run about Sixty one Rod to a Saxafax Tree standing to ye southward of a swamp or boggs it being from the place which we began to this swamp Sixty six rods and at the North end it is Sixteen Rod that is from the Saxefax Easterly to the boggs from thence by thence by the Boggs & the Coave to the Boggs called hides point Boggs it is fourty Rod and from so that is sixty five Rod to the tree first mentioned that is to say ye great Red or black Oak Tree on the West side, and on the East side it is forty Rod & at the North end it is sixteen rod and at the south end it is sixty five rods, it bounds West upon ye Commons, North upon a swamp or boggs East partly upon ye common and partly upon ye cove or creek & South upon the boggs called by the name of hides point boggs in which is boundaries ye is not 14 acres
William PARKER         John CHAPMAN
Sam'll BEAMONT         february 29: 1703/4 John KIRTLAND         Capt. Jones being disk Defered Robt. CHAPMAN to Write his name to the above Instrument
David PARKER         Samuell JONES
William TULLY         John PARKER
Elizabeth BECKWITH         Stephen POST
Samuell CLARK         Thomas NORTON Sen;r
Samuell BIRCHARD son         Edward BULL
John BIRCHARD some         Daniell LORD his father from time of Say-Brook Dec'd
Joseph DUDLEY 50? Right by
Nath'll LYNDE David BULL
William BUSHNELL (whom ye account of ye father & ? right
Entered May ye 30th 1705
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The Lands of Capt John CLARK in Oyster River Quarter.
Aprill 1702. Wee whose names are hereunto Written: being desired by Lieut. John CLARK of Say-Brook, to Lay out a piece or parcell of Land which s'd Land Lyeth on the East of pequitt Swamp the Southeast Corner is a Chestnut Tree standing on the East side of a small Brook upon a brow or side of a small hill from thence it Runs a hundred & four Rod to a Rock Oak standing on the West of the hill next pequitt Swamp from thence it Runs a hundred & twenty six Rod to a short White Oak standing upon a Rock which is the Northwest Corner, from thence it Runs sixty & three Rods to a black Oak: which is the Northwest Corner, all of which Trees are marked with JC. And stons Laid at the Roots of them in which Boundaries there is Eighty acres, and is Laid out for first division having allowed for the Remoteness and badness of lands observing to keep the Rule of Laying out Land in s'd Quarter, under the same Condition this Land was in and is according to the Committees. Determination and our Judgment and we do desire that the Recorder of Land for Oyster River Quarter do Record the s'd Land as it is bounded to the afores'd CLARK and his heirs forever.
A true copie taken out of Oyster River quarter Book, atest Rob't CHAMPNA Q. C. Jan'ry 9th 1704/5
March 14: 1702/3: Wee whose names are hereunto subscribed being desired by John CLARK to lay out a piece or parcell of Land to him s'd CLARK which accordingly we have done the Day above said, Which Land is Laid out upon the Hill Called Old Mares Hill, which Lies on the West of the plain Lieing on the head of five mile River, the Land is thus bounded, The North East Corner is a White Oake Tree from thence it Runs a West Line a hundred and twenty Rods to a black Oake Tree standing on the side of the Hill abovesaid from thence it Runs Southerly a hundred & thirty six Rods to another black Oak which is the Southwest Corner, ffrom thence it Runs East Ninety six Rods to a White Oake Tree standing upon a small knold of Rocks all which Trees are marked with J.C. and stones Laid at the Roots of them in which boundaries there is Ninety acres and a hundred & ffifty two Rods which is Laid out for a three hundred pound Right in Oyster River Quarter for third division pasture Erable and mowable Land and this the aboves'd Land we desire the Recorder of Land for Oyster River Quarter to Record the aboves'd Land as it is bounded to him s'd CLARK and to his heirs for ever, In testimony whereunto we have sett to our hands the Day above
A true Copie out of Oyster River quarter Book atest Rob't CHAPMAN, Q. C.
January 30 1704/5
Abraham CHALKER measurers
March 27: 1703/4 Then Laid out to John CLARK one piece of Land in Oyster River quarter, The Land is Laid out to the Northwest of Land Laid out to Capt. Samuell JONES or the heirs of Deacon ffrancis BUSHNELL Deceased and not far from Prospect Hill so called The Land now Laid out is thus Bounded, The Southwest Corner is a Walnut Tree from thence it runs sixty Rods to a Walnut Tree which stands upon a small Ledge Rocks and about four Rods from the line that is between Oyster River and Potopauge Quarter from thence it Runs Northerly ffifty six Rods to the southeast Corner of som Land Laid out formerly to said CLARK from thence it Runs West Sixty Rods to another Tree standing in the Line or Range of the Land first Laid out to the said Clark from thence it Runs Southerly sixty Rods to the first Walnut Tree mentioned: so that it is Sixty Rods on the South End and Sixty Rods on the West Side and fifty six Rod on the East End or side and Sixty Rods on the North which butts upon his s'd CLARK's land formerly Laid out Eighty acres and this that is now Laid out is twenty one acres more or less and is Laid out to him for his Incouragement in building the Iron Works in Potopauge Quarter. The land is bounded South upon Comon Land or highway and so it is upon the East and West, and North upon the land of John CLARK aforesaid Laid out by us
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A true Copie Taken out of Oyster River Quarter Book
Attest Rob't CHAPMAN Q. C
January 30 1704/5
March 2, 1703/4: Then Wee the Subscribers Laid out to David BULL one piece or parcell of Land upon the Southmost End of that Hill Called the Old mares Hill, The Northeast Corner is a White Oake Tree marked with: J:C. an B which Tree is the Southeast Corner of John CLARK's Land from the aboves'd Tree ti Runs West Eighty Rods to another White Oake which is marked with the Letter B. from thence it Runs south thirty two Rods to a Black Oake which is marked with the Letter B which is the Southwest Corner, and Southeast Corner is a White Oake which is marked with D:D all which Trees have stons laid at the root of them so that the Land is Length on both sides Eighty Rods and Width thirty two Rods in which Boundaries there is sixteen acres more or less and is Laid out for a ffifty pound Right third Division Land which Right formerly belonged to Capt. Rob't CHAPMAN Late of Say-Brook deceased Laid out by us measurers of Land for Oyster River Quarter.
A True Copie takn out of Oyster River quarter Book
Atest Rob't CHAPMAN Q. C.
January 30 1704/5
Entered ffebyye 7th 1704/5
Josiah DIBLE & Ruth WHITTLESEY was married
Each to other the 8th day of Aprill 1723
Their Daughter Ruth was born ye 9th day of Jan'ry 1723/4
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Deed from Joshua SACHEM to Thomas DUNK
Know all men whom it may Concern, That whereas Joshua SACHEM of Naantick sometime in his life time did give grant Bargain & Sell unto Mr. Thomas DUNK of Say-Brook and his heirs a Certain Tract of Land Lyinge within the Circuits of the s'd Joshua at a place Called Samon Brook, for & in Consideration sum from the said Mr. DUNK: which said Tract of Land was by the said Joshua granted to be Three miles in Length and two miles in breadth: Know yee therefore that Wee Uncas & Awaneco my son doe hereby oblige our selves our heirs & Successors to ratifie Confirme and Ensure and by these presents doe Ratifie Confirme and Ensure unto the said Thomas DUNKE his heirs and assigns the said Tract of Land, and doe promise to save harmless the said DUNK his heirs and assigns from all Challenges or Claims made by other Indians or English to the said Lands giving and granting hereby unto the said DUNK free Libertie to make Coice of this Tract of Land Either on the Western or Southern side of that Land Wee or either of us sold to Jeremiah ADAMS which being done and the Land Laid out and bounded wee Will give unto the said DUNK a formall Deed of sale or gift and sign seal & acknowledge the same before any Publique minister of Justice as opportunitee shall advantage unto the True performance of the Premises we bind our selves our heirs and successors, in Testimony whereof we have hereunto signed and fixed our seals this 17th of October 1681
Signed sealed & delivered In presence & witness of us
Daniell CLARK Sen'r
Uncas his mark (Seal)
Awaneco his mark (Seal)
Uncas appeared & acknowledged the above Written Deed before me New London June 9th 1682
Samuell MASON Comis'r
Entered Jany ye 31st 1705/6
Also that he and his heirs are or shall be fully satisfied when eleven pounds and ten shillings is paid which is in full Satisfaction for the above said Land as Witness Samuell MASON
Deed from Thomas DUNK to Capt. John CLARK
Entered ffeby 10th 1705/6
To all People to whom these presents shall Come Greeting &c
Know yee: That I Thomas DUNK of Say-Brook in the County of New London and in the Colony of Connecticut in New England Tanner Son and heir unto my honoured father, Mr. Thomas DUNK, Tanner Late of Say-Brook aforesaid Deceased for divers good Causes and Considerations me thereunto moveing and in special for and in Consideration of the Sum of Thirty pounds in Currant money of New England to me in hand before the Ensealing here of Well and truly paid by Capt. John CLARK of Say-Brook aforesaid Merchant the Receipt Whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myselfe there with fully satisfied and Contented and thereof and of every part and parcell thereof do Exonerate: acquit and discharge the said Capt. John CLARK his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for ever by these Presents Have, given, granted Bargained Sold Alienated, Conveyed, Confirmed assigned and made over: and by these Presents, do freely fully and absolutely, Give, grant Bargain, Sell, Alien, Convey, Confirm assign and make over unto him the said Capt. John CLARK his heirs Executors administrators & assigns forever all my Right Estate Title Interest Claime and demand Whatsoever which I the said Thomas DUNK ever had have or ought to have as heir to my honoured ffather Mr. Thomas DUNK aforesaid, or in my own Right have or ought to have To all any and every of a Certain Tract or Quantity of Land which my honoured ffather bought and purchased of Joshua Sachum and since Confimred by Uncas and Awaneco Sachems which said tract of land Lyeth within the Circuit of said Joshua's: at a place Called Salmon Brook Containing Three miles in Length and Two miles in Breadth as will more fully appear by a deed or Confirmation of the same under the hands and seals of Uncas an Awaneco Sachems bearing date the 17th Day of October To have and hold use and Improve all my Right and
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Deed from Thomas and Hannah DUNK
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Estate Title Interest Claime and Demand to the said granted and Bargained premises with all the appurtenances Priviledges and Commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining To him the said Capt. John CLARK his heirs and assigns for ever so that neither he the said Thomas DUNK nor his heirs nor any other person nor persons for him or them or in his or their names or in the same Right or stead of any of them shall or will by any way or means hereafter: Have Claime Challenge or demand any Estate Right Title or Interest of in or to the premises or any part or parcell thereof But from and Every action Right Estate Title Interest and Demand of in or to the Premises or any part or parcell thereof they and every of them shall be utterly Excluded & Barred for ever by these presents and also the said Thomas DUNK and Hanna his wife doth by these presents freely fully and willingly give yield up and surrender all their Rights Power Claime and Demand in and unto the above demised premises unto hime the said Capt. John CLARK his heirs and assigns and every of them shall and will Warrant and for ever defend by these presents
In Witness whereof they have hereunto sett their hands and seals in Say-Brook this Twenty ninth Day of January, In the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne of England &c Queen Annoq Domini 175/6
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of us
Thomas DUNK (Seal)
Hannah DUNK (Seal)
Say-Brook the 29th day of January 1705/6
Then and there personally appeared the above named Thomas DUNK and Hanna his Wife and acknowledged the above Instrument to be their voluntary act and Deed
Before me Daniell TAYLOR: Justice &c
Christopher PRATT and Sarah PRATT were married Each to the other June the 14th 1739
Their Son Stephen was Born June 30th 1740
Their Son Obadiah was Born September 14th 1742
Their Daughter Sarah was Born March 28th 1745
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Deed from Hannah BULL, wife of David BULL to Capt. John CLARK
Know all men by these Presents: That I Hannah BULL wife of David BULL Liveing in the Town of Say-Brook in the County of New London & in the Colonie of Connecticut for and in Consideration of four pounds ten shillings Current money of this Colony to me s'd Hannah BULL in hand paid & Received. The Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & of & from the same do fully & Clearly acquitt & discharge Capt. John CLARK his heirs Executors administrators by these presents Have Bargained sold, given granted alienated, infeoffed & Confirmed and do by these Presents, Bargain, Sell, give, grant alienate Infeoffe and Confirm unto the s'd Capt. John CLARK his heirs Executors administrators & assigns one piece or parcel of Land Lying within Oyster River Quarter Within the Township of Say-Brook & upon a hill called the Old Mares hill & Westard of the Little plain Lying at head of five mil River the land being about sixteen acres more or Less And is bounded North upon the Land belonging to the aboves'd Clark, East, South & West upon the common or Lands not Laid out the Northeast Corner is a White Oake Tree marked with: I.C. & D.B. the Southeast Corner is a black Oak Tree, all which Trees are marked with D:B: The Land being in Length East & West forscore Rods & North & South Thirty two Rods at Each end this being Laid out for ffifty pound Right which was given to me the s'd Hannah BULL by my honoured ffather Capt. Robert CHAPMAN deceased. To have & to hold the above s'd Land from me & my heirs To Him the s'd Capt. John CLARK his heirs Executors administrators or assigns for ever with all & all singular priviledges & the appurtenance thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining Without Lett hinderence trouble or molestation Either by me or in my name. I do also hereby further ingage to Clear the afores'd sixteen acres of land from all former bargains sales Contracts Rates mortgages gifts or other Incumbrances Whatsoever, before the Date hereof.
In Witness whereof I have set to my hand & Seal this 24th day of December 1705:
Memorandum that the words interlined between the rith & the ffourth Line viz: ten shillings was done before the Ensealing & delivery hereof & for further Confirmation of the above bargained Premises we Whose names are under written do Consent unto & approve of the above mentioned sale of Land
Signed sealed & delivered
In presence of us
The mark of Hanna BULL (Seal)
David BULL (Seal)
Having perused & Considered the aboves'd Instrument do approve & allow of the same
Per John CHAPMAN
Say-Brook ye 24th of December 1705
Then and there personally appeared the within mentioned David BULL & Hanna his wife & acknowledged this Instrument to be their act & Deed Before me
Daniell TAYLOR Justice of the peace
Entered febby ye 20th 1705/6
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Deed from Samuell JONES to Capt. John CLARK
Know all men by these Presents that I, Samuell JONES of Say-Brook in the County of New London & Colonie of Connecticut for & n Consideration of Six acres of Land more or less Confirmed & Sold to me s'd Samuell JONES by John CLARK of the afores'd Town County & Colonie of Connecticut Which by Deed of Sale under the s'd CLARK's hand will more fully appear Have Bargained, Sold or Exchanged one piece of Land Containing about six acres Lying at a place Comonly Called or known by the name of the old ox pasture within the Township of Say-Brook Being Bounded on the South & East by the Lands of John CLARK afores'd on the North by the Lands of Ens. John PRATT but now sold to the afores'd CLARKE West by the highway that Leads from the Country road to the Cornfeld or Mr. Nathaniell LYNDS Esq To Have & to hold the afores'd Six acres of Land as its Bounded from me & my heirs & To Him the s'd John CLARKE his heirs Executors, administrators & assigns for ever with all & singular the Priviledges & appurtenances thereunto Belonging or in any wise appertaining without Lett hinderence trouble or molestation Either by me or any for me or in my name I do also hereby further engage to Clear the afores'd Six acres of Land from all former Bargains sales, Rates Contracts, Mortgages or other Incumbrances what soever & Warrant & defend s'd CLARKE against all or any person or apersons Claiming the afores'd Land In WITNESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this 27th day of Aprill in the sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne Queen of England &c an: Domini 1708.
Signed sealed & delivered
In the Presence of us
Sam'll JONES (Seal)
Say-Brook ye 27th of Aprill 1708.
Then and there personally appeared the above named Samuell JONES & acknowledged this Insrument to be his act and Deed before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c
Entered May 16 1708
Deed from John PRATT to John CLARKE
Know all men by these Presents that I John PRATT of Say-Brook in the County of New London & of the Colonie of Connecticut for and in Consideration of three acres of Land & about thirty Rods more or less Sold or Exchanged which Mr. John PRATT w'ch by Deed of sale under the hand of John CARLKE of the afores'd Town County & Colony Bearing Date with this Deed, Have Bargained Sold Enfeoffed & Confirmed & do by these presents Bargain Sell & Exchange Enffeoff & Confirme unto the aforesaid John CLARKE one piece of Land Containing Three acres & about thirty Rods more or less a sit is now Bounded & Sett & Layed out to the aforesaid CLARKE Lying & being in the field Comonly Called the old oxpasture within the Township of Say-Brook & being Southmost part or side of that Lott or Land which I the s'd John PRATT bought of Serj. Stephen POST which by deed of sale may and will more fully appear under the s'd POSTS hand The Land above mentioned is Bounded South upon Land formerly Belonging to Capt. SAMUELL JONES Dec'd and now sold by Serj. Samuell JONES of Say-Brook to the afores'd John CLARKE North upon part of the Land I bought of the afores'd Stephen POST West upon the highway that Leads from the Country Road to Mr. Nath'll LYNDS East upon sume meadow Land belonging to the afores'd John CLARKE To Have & to hold the afores'd Three acres of Land from me & my heirs to him the s'd John CLARKE his heirs or assigns for ever with all and singular the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining without hinderence trouble or molestation Either by me or any for me or in my name: I do also hereby further Engage to Clear the afores'd Land from all former Bargains Sales, Rates, Contracts mortgages made before the signing hereof In Witness whereof II have hereunto set my hand & seal this 20th of Aprill in the Sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne Queen of England an. Domini 1708
Signed sealed & Delivered
In the presence of us
John PRATT (Seal)
Saybrook ye 27th day of Aprill 1708.
Personally appeared the above named John PRATT & acknowledged this Instrument to be his act & Deed Before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c.
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Lands of William DUDLEY at Tillies Point
William DUDLEY his land given hime with the fery in the year one thousand six hundred sixtee three.
His ten acres of upland and five acres of meadow and a pece of boggie meadow on the western side of the upland these bounded the upland and bogs joining together in one pece is bounded on the west with the Comon upland on the south with the Country highway and on the east with the country highway on the north by another highway that runs from the northeast corner of the said land west ward twenty four rod in length and two rod in breadth taken out of the said land and then is bounded on the south side of John WHITTLESEY's upland and boggie meadow the five acres of meadow is bounded on the north with the meadow of John WHITTLESEY on the east to the great River on the south by the meadow of Renauld MARVIN on the west by the country highway and to this land is given one hundred pounds Comonage thus divided fifty pounds commonage on the west side of the great River and fifty pounds commonage on the east side the great River
Another parsill of upland meadow and boggs given by the town in year one thousand six hundred sixtee three is thus bounded the meadow on the east by the great River on the south by the meadow of John WHITTLESEY on the west fifty six Rod by the upland of John WHITTLESEY on the north it comes to a point by his own upland and is in quantity two acres the upland is bounded on the east by a little part of the said meadow and on the east by the great River and on the north by the great River and cove and then on the west a part of it on the cove and then on the south by his own boggy meadow then on the west by the said boggy meadow then on the south by the upland of John WHITTLESEY, the said boggy meadow is bounded on the east by his own upland on the north by his own upland and the cove on the west by a pece of common boggs and point of upland on the south by the boggy meadow of John WHITTLESEY only John WHITTLESEY is to have liberty if he have need to pass there on this upland on the west side of it with a cart to the River and the liberty of a footway to the fishing place so as to not dammife corn that may be growing upon the said land, the said land being sixty five rod in length north and south.
Whereas it is once and againe said the land of William DUDLEY is bounded on the south by the country highway and that the country highway runs between his upland and meadow that is given hime with the fery and so through nigh to the south end of John WHITTLESEYs meadow to the River the meaning of it is that it is allowed out of there own land respectively for their proper use and for the proper use of all travelers ether horseman or footmen or other creatures which shall have occation to be transported over the fery by them or ferrymen and their successors.
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Lands of William DUDLEY bought of Simon HUNTINGTON
One piece of meadow containing two acres and a quarter lying on the east side of the uppermost branch of the creek that runs up by the Ruged Rock and is bounded on the south by the meadow of Richard EDGERTON's and on the west by the creek on the north by the creek on the east by the creek and highway also half a hundred pound commonage belonging to his allotment.
The marriage and Children of William DUDLEY
William DUDLEY was married to Mary ROWE November the 4th 1661
Mary DUDLEY born September 6 1662
William DUDLEY born August the 8th 1665
Abigail DUDLEY born May the 24th 1667
Joseph DUDLEY born March the 3d 1668-69
Deceased July 26th 1670
Deborah born November 11th 1670
Samuel born November the 4th 1672
Joseph born September t6he 14th 1674
Sarah born January the 3d 1676
Elizabeth born March the 4th 1678-79
December 12th 1787
The mark that Joseph WILLARD puts on his Cattle is a hole in the near ear and a W on the off ear.
The lands of William DUDLEY being in the uperfield at Tillies POINT Place Twenty Acres of upland Being bounded northward with the lands of John TULLEY and Eastward by the ferry men boges and Southward by the land of James REDFIELD and Westward by the highway as more fully appears by a town gift of five acres and the deed of sale on bearing date 3d of March 1681 the other 7th December 82, the other 25th of March 83.
2. Five Acres of upland also in the same plaine bought of John PRATT TAYLOR Bounded North ward with the land originally James REDFIELD's eastward by William DUDLEY's boges southward with the land originally Mr. Robert NICHOLS and Westward by the highway as doth appear by deed of sale bearing date 31st December 1685.
3. Also fifteen acres of upland lying in Tillies pointe plaine bought of John KIRTLAND Bounded Eastward by the meadow of Mr. Richard RAYMOND and Southward by the land of John WHITTLESEY formerly belonging to David PARKER and west by the highway and north by the land of Nicholas MASON as doth appear by a deed of sale bearing date 31st December 1685.
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The Lands of John WHITTLESEY at Tillies point.
John WHITTLESEY his land given to him with the fery thereon in one thousand and six hundred and sixtee three
His ten acres of upland and five acres of meadow and a piece of boggs lying on the west side of the upland and is thus bounded on the west side of the upland the meadow lyeth on the east side of the upland and is thus bounded on the west by the common upland on the north with his own land given him by the towne on the east by the great River on the south the meadow is bounded by the meadow of William DUDLEY on the west the said meadow is bounded twelve rod and ten foot upon the Country highway only the country highway Runs through it allmost at the south end to the great River the southside of the upland and boggie meadow is bounded with a private highway that runs twenty four rod westward from the south east end of the said upland and then is bounded by the upland and boggie meadow of William DUDLEY allso the said John WHITTLESEY grants liberty for travelers to pass between the upland and meadow upon the brow of the hill to the creek where it comes first to the upland at such times as the ferrymen see cause for the safty of the fery boat to keep her in the said creek.
Another parsill of land upland and boggie meadow given him by the town in the year one thousand six hundred sixtee three is this bounded the meadow on the east by the great River on the north of William DUDLEY on the west by his own upland on the south by the meadow given him with the fery and is in quantity two acres the upland is eyghty five rod in length and is bounded on the north by the upland of William DUDLEY on the east from the northeast corner Southward fifty six rod by the meadow of William DUDLEY and the rest of the east bound by his own meadow on the south by the boggs which bogs is bounded on the south by the bogs given him with the fery on the west by the common upland on the north by the bogs of William DUDLEY it to have a private cart highway to pass through both these parsills of upland to William DUDLEY's own upland at the upper end of the point.
Marriage and Children of John WHITTLESEY
John WHITTLESE was married to Ruth DUDLEY 20. of June 1664.
John was born the 11th of December 1665
Steaven was born the 3d of April 1667
Ebenezer was born the 11th of December 1669
Joseph was born the 15th of June 1671
Josiah was born 21st of August 1673
Jabez was born the 14th of March 1675
David was born the 2d of June 1677
Josiah deceased the 13th of April 1681
Ruth was born the 23d of April 1681
Sarah was born the 28 of May 1683
Elephalet was born the 24 of July 1679
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November twenty first 1678.
Articles of mutual agreement between John WHITTLESEY and William DUDLEY as followeth:
In consideration of William DUDLEY's allowing the Country highway to come between his upland and meadow given him with the fery John WHITTLESEY doth engage to make and maintain half the fence against the meadow which is found to be between the southeast corner of William DUDLEY;s upland, lote given him with the fery furthermore William DUDLEY doth engage to allow ten foot of land in breath unto the east Country highway begining at the northeast Corner of his upland lote given him with the fery to be allowed compassing as the hollow goeth tell it comes to the corner that points westly to that goeth through John WHITTLESEY's meadow to the great River and at that corner to allow sixteen foot and so 6 degrees southward to bring it to nothing these particulars as jointly agreed upon both as to the above entioned division and bounds of the above mentioned land and also those articles of mutual agreement and is acknowledged by John WHITTLESEY and William DUDLEY to be their mutual act and deed for themselves ayers executors administrators and assigns for ever whereupon they set to there hands the day and date above written
William BUSHNELL Junior
Entered the 16th of March 1730.
The mark that Ebenezer BUSHNELL from henceforth will put upon his Cattle is a crop on ye off ear & a slit on ye uperside of ye near or left ear & any other mark to him recorded & by him heretofore used is by hime theretofore renounced.
Jonathan DUNK's mark entered Jany 2d 1746/7
The mark that George DENISON puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the near or left ear and a tenant on ye off ear & two half pennys on the uner side of the neer Ear.
Entered December 25th 1745
The mark that Josiah STANNARD puts on his Creatures is a swallows tail upon the off ear & a half penny on both side of ye neer & a slitt in ye top of ye neer ear.
Entered Jany 2d 1746/7
The mark that George DENISON puts on his Cattle is a Crop of the near or left ear and a tenant on ye off ear.
Entered October ye 4th 1771
The mark that John BULL Puts on his Creatures is a half Crop on the under side of each ear.
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Deed between William SOUTHMAYD and William WELLSTEAD
Know all men by these presents that I, William SOUTHMAYD of Middletown in the Colony of Connecticut mariner for good and valuable consideration in hand received before the sighning and sealing hereof from and of William WELLSTEAD of Charlestown mariner with the which I acknowledge myself to be fully satisfied content and paid have bargained sold alienated transferred infeased and made over and by these presents do bargain and sell alien infeared and transfer unto the said William WELLSTEAD one house and a house lote and orchard lying and being in Saybrook which I bought of Joseph PECK and is bounded on the north and east with the lands of John WESTALL and on the south lands formerly John HILLS now in possession of the said John WESTALL and on the west with the highway leading to the cove to have and to hold the said house house lot orchard and appurtenances as it is now fenced with the privilege that shall acrue to the same unto the said William WESTLAND his ayers executors administrators and assigns forever and I the said William SOUTHMAYD for me my ayers executors and assigns do hereby declare that at the ensealing hereof I am the sole and lawfull owner and proprietor of the foregoing premises sold as above said and therefore have full power good right and lawfull authority to dispose the same and therefore do hereby promise and engage for myself my ayers executors administrators and assigns that the said William WALLSTEAD his ayers executors administrators and assigns shall and may quietly and peaceably enjoy emprove possess and dispose of the said house lote orchard and privileges as aforesaid and every part and part of these without any let hinderence trouble molestation objection of me the said William SOUTHMAYD my heirs executors or assigns or of any person or persons whatsoever by or through means of me or thine or by reason of us and in testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and seale the sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred seventy and nine
Signed Sealed and delivered
In presents of
Acknowledged June 16th 1679,
Daniell WITHERELL Commissioner
Samuel WESSTEAD the son f William WESSTEAD was born the 20th of May 1683
Ellenor WESSTEAD the daughter of William WESSTEAD dyed the 20th of May 1684.
Entered Jany 25th 1754.
The mark that Daniel WILLIAMS Puts on his Creatures is a Crop off the near or left Ear and hole in the same and a slitt in the top of the off ear & a half penny on the underside of the same
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Articles of agreement between the proprietors of the west field commonly called the thousand acres respecting fencing the same field in common especially respecting the proportion of fence laid out unto the lands and meadows formerly belonging to George FENWICK Esquire now possessed by Mr. Simon LYNDE of Boston as followeth,
First-Mr. Simon LYNDE's proportion of the said lands formerly belonging to George FENWICK Esquire doth covenant and ingage for himself his ayers and assigns forever to make and maintain in the common line the full and just quantity of two hundred rods of fence from this day the fence to be sufficient against all such cattle unless such as are excepted by law
2d That the abovesaid two hundred rod of fence is and shall be the said proportion of the remainder of the thousand acres for ever be accounted and esteemed the full of all the fence belonging to all the lands within the said field or neck or other adjacent lands and meadows now belonging to the said Mr. Simon LYNDE which fence did belong to George FENWICK esquire and now in possession of Mr. Simon LYNDE of Boston and that the said Mr. LYNDE his heirs and assigns forever shall be charged with no more fence in the common line besides the abovesaid two hundred rods.
3d That the said LYNDE shall have liberty from time to time and at all times as he shall see cause to erect and make what fence or fences upon his own land and meadows for the particular improvement of the said land and meadows the whole or any part of them as he his heirs ayers or assigns they or any of them shall judge for their most advantage.
4th That all past Charges and fines that have been expended or assessed upon the fence belonging to the said land and meadows formerly belonging to the said FENWICK now in the possession of the said LYNDE shall be remitted
5.-The said Mr. Simon LYNDE declare that whereas in his deed of sale from Benjamin BALTEN and Elizabeth BALTEN his wife there is mention made of flats that he doth by the deed of sale expect nor desire more of the flats than a privilege of them in common with his neighbors and a just proportion of the flats according to his allotment amongst the rest of the inhabitants of Saybrook when the town of Saybrook shall see cause to divide them.
6. The rest of the proprietors of the west field do hereby declare that they acknowledge the contents of the deed of sale given to Mr. Simon LYNDE by Mr. Benjamin BATTEN and Elizabeth BATTEN his wife in each and every part of it to be the proper estate of the said LYNDE according to the contents and intent of said deed of sale and that the said premises according to the true intent of them is the agreement between the said proprietors of the said field is jointly and severally signified and the said Mr. LYNDE in behalf of himself his heirs and assigns ingaging to the performance of the premises and Mr. Robert CHAPMAN Mr. John WESTALL and John CLARK in behalf of the rest of the proprietors of the west field and their successors forever do engage to the performance of the premises the parties signing do agree that this said agreement be recorded in the Town Records of Saybrook, given under our hands and seals this second day of Aprill anno domini one thousand six hundred seventy five
Signed and delivered
In presents of
Was signed John WESTALL W his mark
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Memorandum it is to be understood that what Mr. Richard ELY yet remains ?? unto John CLARKE by a bill of fifteen pounds twelve shillings six pence is not abated by this agreement above written this latter clause with the fore written agreement was acknowledged before me
Rob't CHAPMAN Comis'r
John WESTALL IW his mark
Entered May 19th 1747.
The mark that Asa HARRIS puts on his Creatures is a slitt in the top of the neer Ear & a slit on the underside of the same ear.
Entered May the 19th 1747.
The mark that Daniel DUDLEY Junier puts on his Creatures is a slitt in the top of the near or left ear and two half pennys on the upper side of the same.
Entered Nov. 10 1752
The mark that Joseph CLARK the 3d puts on his Creatures is a halfpenny on the underside of the neer Ear & a slitt in the end of the off ear and a half penny on the upper side of the same.
The mark that Hannah WEBB puts on her Creatures is a half crop on the under side of the near ear & a slitt in the end of the off ear & a half penny on the underside of the same
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November 8th 1680.
Lands of Samuel BOYES given him by the towne at Davises point in the town plot one acre and three quarters bounded westward with the highway leading down to the landing place and northward & eastward with the highway leading round by the banks side and southward partly with the lands of Mathew GRISWOLD senior and partly with the lands of John FENNER which formerly was John COMSTOCK as appears by the town grant in the town books bearing date with this record.
Samuel BOYES dyed the 4th of October 1683.
Alexander PYGAN was married to Lydia BOYES late the wife of Samuel BOYES aforesaid the 15th day of Aprill 1684.
Entered June 3d 1746.
The mark that Hezekiah PRATT puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the off ear and a halfpenny on the underside the same.
Entered June 3d 1746.
The mark that Sylvanus PRATT puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the off ear & a halfpenny on the underside of the same also a hole in the same ear and a half penny in the foreside of the neer ear-
Samuel BOYES Warehouse
Samuel BOYES Bought of Andrew BELCHER a warehouse and five rods of land adjoining near unto John WESTALL's warehouse Bounded Northward by the water And Eastward by the east side of the warehouse of s'd BOYES is now bought which said rods of land extendeth in length from the east side of the warehouse westward two rods and a half And in bredth from the edge of the bank Southward it extends two rods.
Samuell WILLARD was married to Sarah CLARK the 6th of June 1683.
Entered March 3d 1747-8.
The mark that Lieut John CLARK puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the under side of the near or left ear and a half penny on the foreside of the off ear.
Samuell BUSHNELL & Pricilla PRATT were married each to the other April ye 19th 1700.
Their daughter Hebzibeth & their son Ebenezer were born the 19th day of August being twins 1701.
Their daughter Pricilla was born ye 19th day of December 1703.
Their son Josiah was born ye 19th day of June 1706.
Entered Jany 20, 1747
The mark that Nathaniell CLARK puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the underside of the neer or left Eear and a hole in the same.
Entered June 6th 1753.
The mark that Jase GRIMES puts on his creatures is a half crop in the off ear and a slitt in the Crop and a swallows tail in the near ear and a hole in the said neer or left ear and a slitt in ye underside the same ear.
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Lands of William BUSHNELL bought of Jno. WESTALL December 30, 1662.
William BUSHNELL bought of John WESTALL a house & home lott being about three quarters of an acre And bounded eastward with the highway and northward with the house lott of Robert PERIGOE And Westward with the house lott of Robert CHAPMAN and Southward with the highway and also two acres more or less of upland lying in the reare of William WALLERS & Robert BULLS home lotts in the town platt as appears by a bill of sale under the said WESTALL's hand & seal bearing date with this record. The above s'd lands & house was formerly Jonathan RUDDS and John WESTALL being made Administrator to that estate sold the above s'd land to William WUSHNELL the above said house lot is bounded Southward with house lott of Jeremiah PECKE.
Lieut. William BUSHNELL dyed 12th of November 1683.
June 3d 1648.
It is agreed upon by the town of Saybrook upon the considering of the greater lots arising from 100 to 1000 sterling with some of the privileges of these commons of milch cowes that in consideration of it they shall have that parcell of land from penny wise west to Oyster River to the salt creek in the marsh south to the highway to Oyster River north provided that they do make sufficient fence about the said ox pasture soe that their oxen not herd of cowes.
Entered December ye 27th 1737.
The mark that Jonathan BUSHNELL puts on his Cattle is a crop on the left ear & an halfpenny on the under side of the same.
Entered May 18th 1753.
The mark that Job BUCKLEY puts on his Creatures is a half penny under side of the left ear and slope on the under side of the same.
Entered November 30th 1747.
The mark that Lemuell STANNARD puts on his Creatures is a half crop upon ye underside of each ear and a halfpenny upon the upper side of each Ear--
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March the 7th 1681/2
At a meeting of the proprietors of the oxpasture it was agreed and voted that Capt. Robert CHAPMAN Lieut. William BUSHNELL and William BUSHNELL and William PARKER Senior should examine and passť each person their rights that could make good there rights in the oxpasture.
The Committee above specified attended the worke the 14th day of the same March and did examine and pass to each person their rights as followeth-
To Dea. Francis BUSHNELL his heirs a two hundred and fifty pound right 250 To Lieut. William BUSHNELL 150 To Joseph INGHAM 150 To Capt. Robert CHAPMAN 400 To Mr. Thomas BUCKINGHAM 400 To John PARKER 100 To William PARKER Senior 150 To Sergt. Samuell JONES 150 To Mr. John WESTALL 150 To William Lord and his heirs 200 To Julian MARVIN his heirs 200 To Sergt. John PRATT SMITH 150 To John CLARKE 500
August 4th 1687
To Edward SHIPMAN Bought of John LARABY 100 To Capt. Thomas BULL 100 To William BEAMONT 150 To Richard RAYMONT 100 To Alexander CHALKER his heirs 100 To Lieut. Abraham POST 200 To John BUSHNELL 150 To William PARKER Junior 100 To Joseph PARKER 100 To Sergt. John PRATT TAYLOR 050 To Mr. Thomas DUNKE 500 To John TULLEY 100 To Abraham WATERHOUSE 100 To Sarah CLARKE 100 To Nathaniell LYNDE 500
According to ancient grant well known and recorded to the eldest sons of Robert CHAPMAN Senior William PARKER Senior William BUSHNELL Senior that the Town granted to each and all of them one hundred pound accomodations. The Committee now grants them and each of them that is to say John CHAPMAN, John PRATT, John PARKER Joshua BUSHNELL to have and to hold a hundred pound right in the oxpasture as witness our hands
Dated the 13th of March 1681-82
Rob't CHAPMAN Senior William PARKER Senior William BUSHNELL Senior
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September 14, 1685
Then Samuell BUSHNELL son of Dea. Francis BUSHNELL, late of Saybrook deceased gave unto his Brother John BUSHNELL a fifty Right in the oxpasture to him t6he said John BUSHNELL & his heirs during the time it doth continue to be an oxpasture And after it comes to be laid out into lotts to every and each person his proportion, then the s'd fifty pound Right is to return again to the said Samuell BUSHNELL his heirs and assigns for ever
Attest John TULLY. T. Clerk
Aprill 18th 1688.
Then James & Elizebeth FITZGERALD sold their two hundred pound right of Land in the oxpasture to Robert CHAPMAN with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully appears by a deed of sale under the said James FITZGERALD and Elizabeth and Elizabeth his wife their hands and seals bearing date with this record.
Entered November 30th 1725.
The mark that Abraham CHALKER Jun'r puts on his Cattle is a crop on ye neer Ear & a half peny on each side of ye same.
Entered October 7th 1737.
The mark that John WILLOUGHBY puts on his Cattle is a swallows Tail on ye off ear & an half peny on ye underside of ye same ear & two half pennys on ye under side of ye neer ear.
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Lands of William PRATT son of Lieut William PRATT deceased. First his house and home lott of two acres Bounded Northward & eastward with the highway And bounded Southward and Westward with the lands of Joseph PRATT.
2d Four and twenty acres of upland and boggie meadow more or less lying in Scotch plaine Bounded northward with the lands of Joseph PRATT and Eastward with the Muddy River and Southward with the lands of John PRATT And westward with the foot of the great hill.
3d Also a hundred and fifty pound right of Meadow lying in eight mile meadow given him by his Grandfather John CLARKE late of Milford deceased all his whole right of meadow being [space] more or less Bounded eastward with the great River and the plaine meadow Southward with the meadow of Elizabeth PARKER late wife of Lieut. William PRATT and bounded westward with the cove and northward with the meadow of Joseph PRATT.
The abovesaid house lott of two acres was given him by the Court of his fathers lands as allso eighteen acres more hereafter to be laid out by the abovesaid four and twenty acres in Scotch plaine and the meadow in eight mile meadow was given him by the last will of his grandfather John CLARK aforesaid
4 Allso ten acres of land more given him by this Grandfather at Paddaconke.
5. Allso a third part of his fathers lands at Paddaconke being one and thirty acres more or less given him by the Administrators.
The mark of his Cattle
The Ear mark of William PRATT's Cattle Swine Sheep & horses is a crop on the top of the near Ear.
May 11, 1702.
The above mentioned 18 acres of land to be laid out is Bounded as followeth viz: West by muddy River South with the lands of Capt. John FENNER East with Lands of Joseph PRATT. North with Road and Comon of his fathers Bogg lott in Eight mile meadow. Bounded North with his own meadow west with the cove South with the meadow of Capt. John FENNER and East with his own meadow.
As also a fifty pound right in Potopauge Quarter
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The marriage and Children of William PRATT.
William PRATT was married to Hannah KIRTLAND the 20th of February 1678.
Benjamin PRATT borne the 14th of June 1680.
Hannah PRATT born the 21st of July 1682.
And dyed December the 6th 1684.
Prudence PRATT born the 11th of March 1685.
Ebenezer PRATT born the 17th of August 1688.
Jabez PRATT born the 19th day of May 1691.
Entered June the 3d 1757.
The mark that Noah FARNHAM puts on his Creatures is a crop of each ear and a halfpenny on the foreside or upper side of ear.
Joseph, Jonathan, Simeon and Levi CHAPMAN's mark Entered October ye 16th 1719
Jonathan ye mark he puts on his Cattle is a crop on ye near Ear with two slitts in it & a half penny on the underside of ye off Ear.
Joseph CHAPMAN Jun'r ye mark he puts on his cattle is a crop on Each Ear with two slitts in ye crop on ye neer Ear.
Simeon CHAPMAN ye mark he puts on his Cattle is a crop on ye top yof ye neer Ear with two Slitts in it and an halfpenny on ye upper side of ye off Ear
Levi CHAPMAN ye mark he puts on his Cattle is a crop on ye neer Ear with two slitts in it & a hole in ye off ear
Entered ye 1st of Aprill 1720
Elizer LORD ye mark he puts on his Cattle is two Slitts on ye off Ear.
Entered June 11, 1722
William DUDLEY ye mark that he puts on his Cattle is a slitt on the left Ear & half a penny on each side of the same Ear.
The mark that Mr. John WHITTLESEY puts on his Creatures is a crop on ye left ear & two half pennys on ye upper Side of ye Right Ear. Entered July 30. 1743,