SAYBROOK LAND RECORDS, BOOK 1
PAGES 141-160

[Transcribed by Janece Streig]




Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 141

1681, July 4th

The Lands of John DENISON in Potopauge Quarter belonging to Say Brook. Bought of John TULLEY as house and homestead by estimation fifty acres of land lying and being at Potopauge Being bounded northward with the falls & falls cove and Eastward with a Cove called the north Cove, And Southward with a Gutter, called the first gutter which runnith into the Cove aforesaid And Westward bounded with the highway, To this parcell of land there is part of a second division added to it on the western side thereof of sixteen acres bee it more or less and is bounded westward with the Country highway and northward with a ridge of rocks.

2. Also nine and twenty acres of meadow in eight mile meadow be it more or less bounded northward with the meadow land of Robert LAY and eastward with the great River and Southward with the meadow land lately William FENNER's, & bounded westward with the Cove.

3. Also five and twenty acres of land in Scotch Plaine be it more or less being bounded northward with the land of the heirs of Lt. William PRATT or the middle of the swamp
And bounded westward with a river that runneth into the falls and Southward with a grindall or gutter coming out of the hill-and bounded westward with the foot of the hill

4. Also nine & fifty acres of land bee it more or less being the remainder of a second division as aforesaid lying and being in a plaine called or known by the name of the wolf pit plaine being bounded Westward and northward with the commons And bounded southward & eastward with the river called the falls River.

5. Also a two hundred and fifty pound right in Commonage of all dividable lands that shall hereafter be laid out with all the priviledges and appurtenances belonging to each and every parcell of land as aforesaid as more fully appears by a deed of sale under the said John TULLY & his wives their hands and seals bearing date with this record.

These abovesaid lands to say some of them ware I suppose laid out to John WESTALL for the 250 pound right he bought & sold to Robert LAY and Robert LAY to John TULLEY and John TULLEY sold to John DENISON.

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John DENISON the son of John DENISON was born the 30th of March 1692.
Daniell DENISON was born the 13th day of October 1693.
James DENISON was born the 16th day of February 1694.
Abigail DENISON was born the 25th day of August 1696.

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June the 11th 1704 Phillip SHATTUCK the mark he puts upon his Cattle is a hole in the ofe ear or right eare & an halfpenny on the underside of the near or left eare.

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April ye 16th 1706 Samuell BATE the mark he puts upon his Cattle is an Crop in the near or left ear & a slitt in the Crop & a halfpenny on ye upper side of the same ear.

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June ye 2d 1707 Sam'el COMSTOCK ye mark he puts upon his Cattle is a hole in the near or left ear & an halfpenny on the under side of ye ofe or right ear.

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February 6th 1709 John CLARKE Jun'r the mark he puts upon his Cattle with liberty from his father to make to record puts upon his upon his Cattle is an half Crop on the underside of the near ear & a halfpenny on the underside of the same eare.

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June 27, 1710 Nathaniell KIRTLAND the mark he puts upon his cattle is a crop on the top of the near or left ear & a slitt in the crop & a hole in the ofe or right ear.

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September ye 17th 1711 Francis CHAPMAN The mark he puts upon his Cattle is a crop on the top of the near Ear & two slitts in the Crop & a slitt in the top of the ofe ear

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December 1st 1718 Nath'el KIRTLAND Renouncing his mark above mentioned Doth resolve that for the future he will mark his cattle with a half Crop and a half penny cutt out of ye underside of ye off eare.

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Recorded March 20th 1723.
Joseph PRATT Sen'r ye mark which he puts on his Cattle is an halfpenny on the under side of ye near eare.

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Entered December 12, 1735,
The mark that Christopher PRATT puts on his Cattle is a hole in ye ofe Ear & an halfpenny on ye underside of ye near ear.

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Entered Dec'r 1st 1769
The mark that Daniell BUSHNELL the first or sen'r puts on his Cattle is a swallows tail on the ofe or Right ear & a halfpenny on the foreside of the same and a half crop on the underside of the same ear

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Marriages Births &c.

Robert LAY junior was married to Mary STANTON the 22d day of January 1679.
1 Robert LAY the son of Robert LAY jun'r was born the 27th of January 1680.
2 Sarah LAY was born the 19th of February 1682.
3 Mary LAY was born ye 3d day of October 1685.
4 Thomas LAY was born ye 10th day of May 1688.
5 Samuel LAY was born the 18 day of February 1694/5
Phebe LAY was born ye 14th of August 1698
Temperence LAY was born 25th July 1691
Dorothy LAY was born ye 3d day of June 1701
Sam'el LAY Twin with Temperence LAY was born July 25th 1691
And died the 5th day of August the same year

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Sarah LAY the wife of Robert LAY senior departed this life the 25th of May 1676
[Left side margin: Aged about 59 yrs}
Robert LAY senior departed this life the ninth day of July 1689 aged 72 years
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The Children of William BUSHNELL the son of Lieut. BUSHNELL
Sarah BUSHNELL born the 1st of March 1673/4
Ephraim BUSHNELL was born the 14th day of February 1675
William BUSHNELL was born the 3d of Aprill 1680
Esther BUSHNELL was born the 2d of November 1683.
Rebecka BUSHNELL wife to the abovesaid William BUSHNELL died the 14th day of May in the year 1703.
The aboves'd William BUSHNELL was married to Sarah BULL widow the 7th day of June 1705

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William MILLER and Mary BUSHNELL were married each to the other the nineteeth day of April in the year 1693
William MILLER the son of William MILLER was born the 9th day of February in the year 1694

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Sam'el WILLCOCKS & Hester BUSHNELL were married each to the other ye 14th day of May 1707.

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Entered Aprill 20th 1763.
The mark that Sam'el DENISON Jun'r puts on his Cattle is a swallows tail in the near or left, and a half penny on the fireside of ye same and a half crop on the near side of the off ear.

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The marriage and Children of Richard COZENS
Richard COZENS was married to Mary CHALKER the 7th of March Anno 1677/8
Hannah COZENS the daughter of Richard COZENS was born the 17th of March 1678/9
Sarah COZENS born at Blocks Island the 10th of May Anno 1683
Bethiah COZENS born the 4th of November 1685

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Josiah DIBELL and Hannah COGSWELL were married each to the other the twentieth day of January in the year 1691/2
Elizabeth DIBELL their daughter was born the 8th of May in the year 1693

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Entered Nov. 1st 1764.
The mark that Daniel BARKER puts on his Creatures is a half Crop on the upper side of the ear or left Ear & a slitt in the short part of the half cropp

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Samuell CORBEE was married to Mary CRIPPIN of Haddam the 28th day of January 1691/2

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William SHIPMAN & Alice Hand were married each to the other the 26th of November in the year 1690
Edward SHIPMAN their son was born the 20th of March 1691/2

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March ye 19th 1713/14 Joseph CLARK the mark he puts upon his Cattle is a crop on the Top of ye ofe eare

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Entered Apr. 24, 1766
The mark that Abner BUSHNELL Puts on his Creatures is a Swallows Tail on the near or left Ear and a half Crop on the upper side of the off Ear & a half penny on the under side of the same.

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January the 18th 1685 Richard COZENS the mark that he puts upon his Cattle horses, sheep & swine is a half Cropp on the underside of each eare but if any person hath taken up this marke before the date hereof shall allow liberty to the person to take his own.

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Mr. Robert CHAPMAN Senior and Mary SHEATHER were married each to the other October 29th 1694
Benjamin CHAPMAN his son was born January 1st 1695
Mehetable his daughter was born May 15th 1697
And deceased March the 1st 1697/8
Stephen CHAPMAN his son was born March 5th 1698/9

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Entered February 12th 1746 The mark that Abiel LORD puts on his Creatures is a crop on the neer ear and a half penny on the foreside of each ear

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Entered Jan'y 8, 1771. The mark that Josiah WATERHOUSE puts on his creatures is a slitt in the end of the off ear & a half penny on the underside of the ofe eare, and a slitt in the under side of the same. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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The agreement between the town and the quarters

At a town Meeting orderly warned, September the 1st 1684.

It was agreed and voted That whereas the town of Saybrook have formerly desired Mr. Mathew GRISWOLD and Mr. Thomas TRACY to come over and afford light about the South bounds of Potopauge or the dividing line between Potopauge Quarter and the town bounds, It is now agreed and voted that the said Mr. GRISWOLD and Mr. TRACY shall be sent to and their detirmination shall be a final issue in that matter that is what they say doth of ancient right belong to the said quarter shall belong to it and what they shall so determine doth not belong to it shall not belong to it.

At the same meeting viz: September 1st 1684.

It was agreed and voted That whereas some of the Inhabitants of the town of Saybrook have been disatisfied at us the proprietors of Oyster River Quarter, and Potopauge quarters principally in the expectation of our laying out lands unto the future streightning of the commons To prevent trouble and promote the common good of the town of Saybrook we the proprietors of the s'd quarters doe for ourselves & our successors agree as followeth,

First that wee will reserve to our selves the liberty and power by ourselves without relation to the town as a town to perfect the first and second division began in Potopauge quarter and agreed upon in Oyster River quarter and these lands being laide out and sufficiently bounded to bee to us & ours in fee simple and the previledges of timer and stone to bee estimated impropriate

Secondly that wee shall reserve to ourselves power to lay out in each quarter by the power of each quarter what arable & mowable lands we shall from time to time see meete together with such a Competency of pasture land as may be necessary in or to the Improvement of those arable and moable lands and the priviledges of timer stone & wood and feeding of these lands mentioned in this second particular to be reputed common until inclosed by particular persons.

Thirdly-and we do grant that the rest of the lands not before excepted together with the priviledges and Immunities thereunto belonging shall by in common unto the use of the allowed Inhabitants of the town of Saybrook not to be disposed of but by an act of the town in general.

Fourthly the dissatisfied persons doe declare themselves to acquiese in these reserves and grants and doe therefore engage for themselves and theires forever that the former grants being observed the said the said proprietors of the said quarters and their successors for ever shall injoy the fore mentioned reserves with out any let or molestation from them or any of them or any from by or under them or theirs for ever.

Entered [per] order of the town quarters.
[per] John TULLEY Clerk

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Entered January 19th 1764.
The mark that William LORD puts on his Creatures is a half penny the upper side the neer ear or left ear and two slitts in ye of the right ear.

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The Bounds Settled Between the town and the quarters

Whereas we whose names are hereunto under written being two of the Committee that sometime were chosen by the Inhabitants of Say-Brooke for the laying out of the boundaries between the town and the quarters-

And whereas there hath arisen a difference Between the town and Potopauge quarter about their boundaries. As also about a certain parcell of Boogie meadow lying between Carbine point and Tillies point, and sue that there might be an end put to the aforesaid differences Respecting the meadow & the bounds between the town and the quarters, wee being chosen at a town meeting legally by the town and quarters to end the aforesaid differences doe determine as follows,

That the bounds between the town and Potopauge quarter doth begin at the at the Southern end of Prospect hill at the Rock which lieth at the head of the River the line doth extend to Beaver pond and from thence to Rockie Hill and from rockie hill to the Boyne tree that is now fallen down and from the boyne tree to a tree standing about the middle of Curbine point near the great river having stones laid up against it. And all the meadow and marsh lying between Tilies point and Curbine point with all the several spongs & branches thereof begining at the Creeke that comes in at the great rock that runs in westerly above Tillies point doth belong to Potopauge quarter And that which wee mean and understand to be tillies point is the great bluff point above the ferry. Witness our hands The first day of October 1684

Mathew GRISWOLD
Thomas TRACY Sen'r

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Hebron December 8th 1738
Mr. Sam'el WILLARD six these lines may inform you that if neither your father nor you have not Recorded one third part of one hundred Pound Right in the Town Commons to my brother James POST in the time of his life that you would do it now to his heirs in part of that which was his fathers Right upon their Cost & Charge

Entered December ye 11, 1837
Stephen POST.

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The mark that Handy BUSHNELL puts on his Cattle is a crop on the near ear a swallows tail on the off ear. Entered May 22d 1745.

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The mark that Samuell CLARK the 3d puts on his Creatures is a half Crop on ye underside ye neer or left ear and a hole in the same and a halfpenny on ye fore side of ye off ear, he relinquishing the mark above--

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The Lands of Joshua BUSHNELL

Lands of Joshua BUSHNELL bought of John WESTALL June 30th day 1675. Bought of John WESTALL on parcell of meadow land containing eight acres or there abouts scituate lying and being in the Ragged Rock meadows in Saybrooke and bounded by the Creeke on the South, John BUSHNELL's meadow on the west the upland northerly, the meadow called John RUCKMAN's [RICKMAN's] eastwardly toward the Round hill, with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining as more doth appear by a deed of sale under the said John WASTOLL's hand and seal bearing date with this record.

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Land of Joshua BUSHNELL bought of his Brother Frances BUSHNELL October 29, 1684.

Know all men by these presents that I, Francis BUSHNELL now resident of Norwalk in the County of Fairfield within the Colony of Connecticut Doe by these presents bargain sell and alienate and pass over from myself my heirs & assigns forever unto my brother Joshua BUSHNELL Inhabitant of Saybrook within the aforesaid Colony to him his heirs and assigns forever one parcell of land lying within the bounds of Saybrook near Oyster River so called belonging formerly to our honored father BUSHNELL who deceased of late at Saybrooke The which land is apprized to mee as part of my portion at the value of Thirty five pounds by persons deputed thereunto by the Honored Court at New London in the year 1683, which lands lyes bounded neer to me, Robert CHAPMAN's land on the east and on the west by the lands of our Brother Stephen BUSHNELL, on the north by the aforesaid Joshua his orchard and on the south by the highway leading to the meadow. The aforesaid tract of land as it is bounded and doth appertain unto me I doe hereby sell & pass over as abovesaid and doe hereby grant this bill of sale to be recorded and to the true performance of the premises in whole and in every part I doe hereby ratify and confirme as my act and deed.

Witness my and
Signed in the presence of us Witnesses

Thomas SOMERS
Samuell HAYASON [HAYDSON]

Francis BUSHNELL.

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Received February 24, 1742.
The mark that Joseph SHATTUK puts on his cattle is a half Crop on ye uper side of the offe ear & a half penny on the underside of the neer ear

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Entered Aprill ye 1st 1754.

The mark that Sam'el LORD Jun'r puts on his Creatures is two slips on the near ear or left year one on the top side and the other on the underside of said ear slanting towards the head.

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Lands of Joshua BUSHNELL Bought of Capt. John CHAPMAN Sept. the 29th 1693.

The lands of Joshua BUSHNELL that he bought of Capt. John CHAPMAN is all his right and title in pochauge meadow at the mouth of manunkalesek river belonging to Say-Brooke with an Island of upland within the compass of said meadow being a full third part of said meadow and Island given to the said John CHAPMAN by the last will and Testament of his honr'd father Capt. Robert CHAPMAN from him the said John CHAPOMAN & his heirs &c: To him the said Joshua BUSHNELL his heirs executors Administrators & assigns for ever to have hold occupie, possess & quietly enjoy the aforesaid lands with the privileges & appurtenances thereunto belonging with out let trouble or molestation as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the said Capt. John CHAPMAN his hand & seale bearing date with this record and acknowledged before Mr. Nathaniell LYNDE Comis'r.

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The Petopauge Proprietors the premises certifies
Receved ye 8th of Aprill 1712,

The House Lott in the Town at 45-00-00
The Lott in the old Oxpasture at 14-00-00
The Lott in the Town Plott at 50-00-00
A fifty Pound meadow & commonage in the Oxpasture a hundred pound Right 08-00-00
Two barrels of Port & 20 bushells of wheat & 20 bushells of Pease that he gives to his son beside the house and lands 14-00-00
Beside the house and landsSix cattle and five swine 18-10-00
One Gun & Sword Saddle & two bridles two axed one seythe also chisel & Hammer 14-10-00
Compasses all valued by Goodman PARKER 124-00-00


The above mentioned House & Lands & Cattle we whose names are here to subscribed being desired by Goodman PARKER to pass our Judgment of the valueation & worth of them we have according to a best light don according as it is set down in the particular sums as afore mentioned all which he saith he hath given to his son John PARKER onely his will is that out of this estate ye said John shall Pay to his youngest Daughter Deborah ten pounds when she shall demand it.

This 6th day of March 1666.

Robert CHAPMAN
Francis BUSHNELL

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Entered Jany 2 1768.
The mark that William CLARKE put son his Creatures is an half Crop on the the underside of the off ear, and an halfpenny on the underside of the near ear.

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The Lands of Joseph STANNARD Bought of Mr. Simon LYNDE in Oyster River Quarter

Know all men by these presents that I Symon LYNDE of Boston Merchant for divers good and lawfull Considerations me thereunto moving and especially in Consideration of land and housing pased unto me from Joseph STANNARD of Haddam on Connecticut River husbandman as by his deed of sale made to me bearing date with these presents may appear, Have and hereby doe fully clearly and absolutely give grant bargain sell enfeof Assign and Confirm unto the said Joseph STANNARD his heirs executors administrators and Assigns forever all my right title claim & interest in and unto a two hundred and fifty pound Right in Oyster River Quarter scituate and lying in or near Say-Brook in the Colony of Connecticut Provided that in no manner wise Impose infringe hinder or shorten any of my Commonage Rights and priviledges in Saybrook aforesaid Potopauge Pataconke or otherwise.

To have and to hold all and singular the two hundred and fifty pounds Right in Oyster River quarter aforesaid together with what Commonage benefits Rights & priviledges are thereunto belonging unto him the said Joseph STANNARD his heirs executors administrators & assigns and to his and their sole use benefit and behoof forever, Provided and excepted as before is incerted and I the said Symond LYNDE doe hereby Covenant promise and grant for me my heirs executors administrators to and with the said Joseph STANNARD his executors administrators and assigns that the aforesaid bargained premises are free and clear from all former bargains sales gifts grants dowries titles charges and incumbrances whatsoever had made done or Committed by me the said Symon LYNDE or by my means or procurements and shall and will warrant and defend the same against all person or persons whatsoever anywais lawfully claiming or demanding the same or any part thereof by from or under me hereby rendering and quitting and giving full possession seisin and of every of the aforesaid bargained premises unto the said Joseph STANNARD.

In Witness whereof I the said Symond LYNDE have hereunto put my hand and seal this 12th day of September Anno: Domini 1683, in the 35th year of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second

Signed sealed and delivered
In the presence of us

John SAFFIN
Benj: WALKER

Simon LYNDE
Hannah LYNDE

Mr. Simon LYNDE acknowledged this Instrument to be his act and deed in Boston 12th of September 1683, before me
Ham DAVIE Ass't

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The lands of Abraham WATERUS granted him by the town January 24th 1677. Lands of Abraham WATERUS given him by the town.

Four Acres of upland scituate lying & being on the east side of the hills commonly called Julians hills being bounded eastward with the Common or highway leading to Potapauge And southward with the highway that goes to the mill And westward with the highway that goes at the foot of the aforesaid hills, And bounded northward with the common.

There runeth a Gutter or brooke through the aforesaid land commonly called Julians brooke.

2-April the 17th 1685.-Also twelve Acres of upland (be it more or less) lying and being in the upper planting field Being bounded westward with the lands of Zackariah SANFORD and northward with the Creek and Southward with the highway and eastward with the lands belonging to the heirs of John CLARKE deceased.

The above said twelve acres of land did formerly belong to John CLARKE late of Say-Brook, deceased, And is by the executor and overseers of the estate of the said CLARKE here ordered to be Recorded unto the said Abraham WATERUS & his heirs and assigns forever which he doth receive as part of his wives portion who married Rebekah the daughter of John CLARKE.

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Entered June ye 25th 1766.
The mark that William CHAPMAN Puts on his Creatures is a halfpenny on the upper side of the near or left ear: and a Crop of the off ear & a slitt on the under side of the same

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The Children of Abraham WATERUS are as follows
Abraham WATERUS the son of Abraham WATERUS was born the 23d day of December 1674.
Rebekah WATERUS was born the 20th of September 1677.
Isaac WATERUS was born the 17th of Aprill 1680.
John WATERUS was born the 3d of November 1683.
Joseph WATERUS was born the 12th day of July 1690.
Benjamin WATERUS was born the 17th day of February 1692/3
The above named John WATERUS was Born the 3d of November 1682
Rebekah WATERUS wife to the above named Abraham WATERUS & mother to the Children above named died ye 14th of October 1704.

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Entered June 11th 1748.
The mark that James BUSHNELL puts on his Creatures is a Swallows tail on the neer Ear & an half penny on the upperside of each ear.

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Entered Aprill 11th 1749.
The mark that Stephen CHAMPEN puts on his Creatures is a hole in the off ear and a half penny on the under side of the neer ear.

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Entered Aprill 28th 1758
The mark that William COCHRAN puts on his Creatures is a half crop on the underside of the near Ear and a hole in the off or Right ear.

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The Lands of John KATEING Given him by ye town June 13th 1683.
One Acre laid out to him at Julians Hills on the north side of Abraham WATERUS land Being Twenty eight Rod wide on the South next Abraham WATERUS And twenty five rod on the north side the two rod wide on the west end next the hills And ten rod wide on the east end next the Country highway

2d Also four Acres on the Northwestward side of Julians hills Twenty eight rods longe Northward & Southward And Twenty three rods wide eastward & westward Bounded by the hills Southward & Westward, And a black oake tree for the northwest Corner marked on two sides. And from thence to a maple tree for the northeast Corner marked in like manner. A stone and a stake for the South east Corner, and a beech tree marked also on two sides for the South west Corner.

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Entered December 31st 1756.
The mark that William PRATT Jun'r Puts on his Creatures is Crop of the near Ear & a hole in the same, and a hole in the Right or off ear.

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March the 31st 1699.
James POST the marke he puts upon his Cattle & horses, sheep and swine is a swallows tail upon the upper side of the same ear thus [drawing of mark]

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* August the 15th 1699.
James WRIGHT the marke he puts upon his cattle and horses, sheep and swine ia a half a crop cut out upon the underside of the right or off ear.

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May the 27th 1700.
Robert COGSWELL, the marke he puts upon his Cattle and horses and sheep and swine is a half penny cut out the upper side of the near ear cut slanting thus [drawing of mark]

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June the 17th 1700
Mr. Thomas AVERY, the marke he puts upon his Cattle sheep and swine is a Crop cutt of from the top of each ear.

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July 8th 1700.
Stephen WHITTLESEY the marke he puts upon his Cattle & horses sheep and swine is a half crop cut off from the top of the upper side of the near ear.

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May 15th 1701
Simon LARGE the marke he puts upon his Cattle horses sheep and swine is a crop cut off from the top of the near ear and a slitt cut down in the crop, and a half penny cut out on the under side of the same near ear.

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The lands of James Readfield given him by the town in the town platt near to pipe stone oint December 11th 1683.
Being one acre of upland Containing eight and twenty rods in length eastward & Westward n breadth 6 rods and northward & Southward in length eight & twenty rods

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December 21st 1686.
Also one acre mor given him by the town being the same length and breath adjoining westward to his former acre.

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The Land of Joseph BLAGUE Bought of Samuel COGSWELL the eighteenth day of Anno Domini 1686.

Being one acre of upland: scituated lying and being in town plot of Say-Brook Being bounded northward & eastward with the highway and southward with the land of the said COGSWELL and bounded west-ward with land and an orchard formerly belonging to Mr. John WESTOLL late of Say-Brook deceased and by him given to Sarah LEE, called the majors orchard with the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale given under the said Samuell COGSWELL & Susannah his wife their hands and seals bearing date with this record.

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The 30th of Aprill 1694.
Joseph BLAGUE bought of the Reverend Mr. Thomas BUCKINGHAM of Saybrook & the Reverend Moses NOYES of Lyme executors to the last Will & Testament of Edward LORY late of Saybrook deceased one dwelling house lying and being in Say-Brook aforesaid near adjoining to the north Cove and on the otherside of the highway westerly of his own house know by the name of the said Edward LORY's house and being part of the said LORIES Estate. To have and to hold the said dwelling house with all the appurtenances priviledges and advantages thereunto belonging or n any wise appertaining in any manner whatsoever unto the said Joseph BLAGUE his heirs executors administrators or assigns to his and their sole and only use benefitt and behoof forever as more fully appears by deed of sale given under the aforesaid executors hands and seales bearing date with this record and by them acknowledged to be their act and deed

November 19th 1694

Before Nathaniell LYNDE Comi'r

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The mark that Ebenezer INGHAM Jun'r puts on his Cattle is three half pennys on the upper side of ye offe ear.
Entered August 26, 1740.

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The mark that William WATERUS puts on his Creatures is a Crop of the near ear and a half penny on the underside of the same and a half crop on the under side of the off or Right Ear.
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Know all men by these presents that I John KIRTLAND of Saybrook on Connecticut River Husbandman, and Lydia my wife for and in Consideration of twelve pounds sterling money to us in hand well and truly paid by Simon LYNDE of Boston merchant the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every parcel and part thereof do hereby fully acquit and discharge the said Simon LYNDE and his by these presents Have and hereby doe fully clearly and absolutely give grant bargain sell assign enfeoffe and confirm unto the said Simon LYNDE his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever all that percell of land and houseing lying neer the meeting house in Saybrook sometime our uncle John KIRTLAND's, and lately our uncle John WASTOLL's containing about two acres of land most of which is upland with fruit trees with the dwelling house well etc. in and upon the same bounded easterly with Abraham POST's Land and on the other three sides with the highway from and immediately after the decease of our Aunt Barbary KIRTLAND widow relict of our said Uncle John KIRTLAND, To Have and to hold the said dwelling house it more or less together with the said dwelling house well fences benefits priviledges Commonages rights immunities and appurtenances whatsoever upon or unto the same belonging or in any wise appertaining from and immediately after the decease of our said Aunty Barbary KIRTLAND unto him the said Simon LYNDE his heirs executors administrators and assigns and to his & their sole use benefit and behoof forever, And I the said John KIRTLAND & Lydia my wife doe hereby Covenant promise & oblige for us our heirs executors administrators unto the said Simon LYNDE his executors administrators and assign That I the said John KIRTLAND and Lydia my wife are the true and sole owners of the aforesaid bargained premises and have full right and lawfull authority to sell an dispose the same unto the said LYNDE and his heirs & assigns as aforesaid and that wee our heirs executors administrators assigns as aforesaid and that wee and our heirs shall or will at our and their proper cost and Charges keep & maintain all the aforesaid mentioned estate in good substantial and tenantable repair during the natural life of our foresaid Aunt Barbary KIRTLAND and immediately after her decease deliver up all and every the afore bargained premises in like good substantial tenantable repair clear of all charges unto him the said Simond LYNDE his heirs and assigns forever, And wee the said John KIRTLAND and Lydia my wife doe hereby further Covenant bind and oblige ourselves heirs executors administrators and every of us and them unto the said Simon LYNDE his heirs and assigns that the above bargained premises and every part there of are free and Clear from all other bargains sales grants gifts titles dowries charges claims and incumbrances whatsoever excepting the use and liberty of the said Barbery KIRTLAND dwelling in and useing the same during her natural life And shall and will warrant and defend the aforesaid bargained premises and every part and parcell thereof unto the said Simon LYNDE his heirs and assigns forever against all person or persons whatsoever anywise lawfully claiming or demanding the same or any part or parcell thereof and shall and will at all times and times be ready and willing to give and pass unto the said Simon LYNDE his heirs and assigns more full and ample assurance & confirmation of the premises as in law or equity can bee demised advised or required In Witness whereof I the said John KIRTLAND and Lydia my wife have hereunto put our hands and seals this 18th day of September Anno Domini 1680 in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James the second

Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of us

Samuell BOGSWELL
Joseph BLAGUE

John KIRTLAND
Lydia KIRTLAND L her mark

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September 18th 1685
Then and there John KIRTLAND and Lydia his wife personally appeared, acknowledged the abovesaid Instrument to be their act and deed before me Robert CHAPMAN Comis'r

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Entered the 29th of February 1731/2
The mark that William KELSEY puts on his Cattle is a crop on ye neer Ear & an half penny on the underside of the same ear & a swallows tail on ye top of ye off ear.

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Entered March 20 1769.
Simon LAY now takes the mark below that was his fathers Mr. Christopher LAY's to be his mark to put on his Creatures.

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Entered the 31st of May 1734
The mark that Christopher LAY puts on his Cattle is a crop on ye off ear & an half crop on ye underside of ye near Ear

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Entered May 10th 1763.
The mark that Job BUCKLEY puts on his Creatures is a swallows tail on the off Ear and an half penny on ye underside of ye same

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Entered ye 27th of January 1738/9
The mark that John BUCKLEY puts on his Cattle is a swallows Tayl on the on the off Ear & an half penny on the underside of the same ear.

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Entered Nov'r 4th 1747.
Nath. KIRTLAND Jun'r relinquishes the mark he has heretofore used and for the future will mark his Creatures with a swallows tail in the neer or left ear and a slitt in the end of the off ear.

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March the 5th 1680 John JORDAN his house & hom lott

John JORDON Bought of Thomas GOLDSMITH one house and house lott being about one acre of land (be it more or less) scituate lying and being in the town Plott of Say-Brook. And bounded North with the land of Lieut. William BUSHNELL. And east and South with the street or highway And West with the land of Sergt John CHAPMAN with all the privileges and appurtainances thereunto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale under the said Thomas GOLDSMITH his hand and seal bearing date with this record--.

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Received May ye 6th 1722/3.

We whose names are underwritten by ye power given us by the proprietors of Oyster River Quarter in ye Town of Saybrook have laid out one piece of land for William BARBER of Killingworth the which land lyes within ye Quarter aforesaid & partly on a hill called Riding Whood hill. We began at a Wallnut tree standing on ye South of small pond: from thence we ran a Westline thirty five Rods by land formerly laid out to he said BARBER & land not laid out then North twenty Rod to Wallnutt staddle from thence we run East thirty rod to a piperage tree standing on the North side of a small swamp from thence we ran south twenty Rods & then West thirty Rods the end of the thirty five Rod mentioned in these bounds there is three acres & one hundred & twenty rods, then begining at the end of ye twenty rod last mentioned we run South fourty Rod to a small Wallnut staddle then we run West sixty five rods to another small Wallnut staddle so that ye South East & South West & North west Corners are walnut Staddles or trees so that ye lands is bounded on ye East side Sixty Rods upon Land not layed out & on ye south side it bounds Sixty five Rods upon land not laid out & on ye aforementioned trees or staddles are marked with WB and stones layed out ye Roots of them & in the aforesaid Boundaries there is twenty acres of land & is laid out upon a fifty pound Right that ye aforesaid BARBER has bought of John STANNARD of Saybrook & originally did belong to Con'el George FENWICH Esq laid out this 18th of Jan'r 1722/3

By us
John CLARKE
James WRIGHT
Sam'll BUSHNELL
Stephen CHALKER

Measurers.

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The 7th of January 1655.
At a meeting called by the Townsmen named John CLARK sinyer Stephen POST Robert CHAPMAN Jonathan RUDD Thomas TRACY

An action entered by William HYDE against William PARKER for trespas done in his Corn in the planting field by the sayed William PARKER's hogs to the value of nineteen shillings and sixpence proved by John POST and other considerable surcirmstances

An action entered by William PARKER against several persons for the defenses of ther fences in the Calf paster and in the planting field for the damage that William HYDE recovered of him in the former action the persons are as follows.

William HYDE
Rob: BULL
Joh: POST
Will JACKSON
Tho: BURCHIT
Mr. FITCH
John CLARK
Tho: DUNK
Rich EDGERTON
Francis GRISWOLD
Stephen POST
Rich: TOUSLAND

Thes persons are awared to pay the sayd William PARKER nineteen shillings and sixpence which William HYDE recovered of him for the damage of his corn and the lose of his time and also two shillings and sixp for the empounding of his hogs and five shillings for the keeping of his hogs and five shillings for the charges of the meeting the defenses of the fences proved by William PARKER and Tho:Adgat hoe were appointed by the Townsman to sirveay the fences this year.

An action entered by William BUSHNELL dor damage don in his corn from the defensles of the fences and the owners of this fences are awarded to pay him one pound and to the meeting 5s-6d



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Entered May 24th 1768
The mark that Ezekiel WRIGHT puts on his Creatures is a slit into the end of the neer or left ear and a slitt into the upper side of the same-

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Entered May 25th 1773
The mark that Reuben BUSHNELL sen'r puts on his Creatures is a slitt in the end of the neer ear & a half penny on the upper side of the off ear ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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The Town is to pay to the sayd William: 12S - 6
And Mr. LAY: 2 -- 0
Jon: RUDD: 2 -- 0
Will: WALLER: 2 -- 0
And for his own defence in his fence: 2 -- 0
Randall MARVIN: 2 -- 0

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an action by Tho. ADGAT for damages done in his corne by the oxen breaking out of the oxpasture which comes to seven and twenty and this was cast upon the defence of the oxpasture fences one thurd to be upon the defence of fence that belongs to the hole field and the other two thirds to be upon the cost of the defence and 2s - 6d to the meeting.

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one action entered by Stephen POST for damage don in his corn by the oxen breaking out of the oxpasture which came to sixteen shillings and sixpense and the damage to be laid upon the Insufficient fences as in the formentioned actions of Tho: ADGAT and also 2s - 6d to the meeting.

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June the 4th 1484. Samuell COGSWELL bought of Mr. Thomas BUCKINGHAM one hundred pound right in the oxpasture with the appurtenances there unto belonging as more fully doth appear by a deed of sale under the said Mr. Thomas BUCKINGHAM his hand and seale bearing date with this record.

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May ye 13th 1508. Abraham POST Desired that the mark that is on this leafe recorded to his brother Jordan be recorded to him as his ear mark for his cattle.

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November the 21st 1495 Jordan POST the mark of his cattle horses, sheep and swine is a swallows tail cut out of the right or off ear and a half penny cut out of the right or off ear and a half penny cut out of the under side of the left or neare ear.

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February the 28th 1494/5 Ephraim BUSHNELL the marke of his cattle horses sheep and swine is a half penny cut of the upper side of each Ear.

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March the 1st 1494/5 Daniell POST the marke of his cattle horses sheep and swine is a swallows tail cut out of the right or off ear and a half penny cut out of the upper side of the left or near ear.

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Aprl the 7th 1497. John MALTBIE the mark of his Cattle sheep and swine is a swallows tail cut out of the right or off ear thus C.

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May the first 1500. Joseph DUDLEY the marke of his Cattle, horses, sheep and swine is a hole in the off or right ear.

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Entered June 22d 1568. The mark that Benjamin HANDY puts on his Creatures is a crop of each ear and two slits into the crop of each ear.

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Marks of Cattell

December the 20th 1686. Joseph BLAGUE The marke of his cattle horses sheep & swine is a crop cut off of the top of each ear and a slitt cut down in the crop of the off or right ear.

January 4th 1685. Sam'el INGHAM the mark of his cattle and horses sheep & swine is two half pennys cut out of the upper side of the left or near Ear.

February the 16th 1686. John BULL senior the marke of his cattle horses sheep & swine is a swallows taile cut out of the left or near ear and a half penny cut out on the under side of the same ear, thus [drawing of mark}
The marke above that was John BULLs now belongs to Edward BULL Oct. 5th 1703.

December the 24th 1687. William SHIPMAN the mark of his Cattle horses sheep & swine is a crop on the top of the near ear or left ear being cut off and half penny cut out from the underside of the same ear.

April 11th 1688. Samuell CORBY the mark of his cattle horses sheep and swine is a half penny on the underside of the near ear, and a half penny on the upper side of the off ear.

January 25th 1689. Mr. Nathaniell LYNDE the mark of his Cattle horses sheep and swine is a swallows tail cut out of the upper side of the off or right ear.

June 6th 1692. Samuell JONES junior the marke of his Cattle horses sheep and swine is a half penny cut out of the upper side of the off or right ear.

October 13th 1692. Ebenezer INGHAM the mark of his cattle horses sheep & swine is two half pennys cut out of the upper side of the right or off ear.

March 3d 1698. Joseph CHAPMAN the mark of his cattle horses sheep & swine is a crop upon the near ear the top of it cut off and two slitts cut down in the Crop.

October ye 27, 1707. Joseph CHAPMAN did declare that for the time to come he would mark only with ye crop abovesaid

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Deed from Simon LYNDE to his son, Nathaniell LYNDE

Know all men by these presents that Simon LYNDE of Boston in New England Merchant for divers good causes and lawfull considerations me thereunto moving and in particular manner for the natural love and affection which I bear unto my son Nathaniell LYNDE his heirs and assigns forever all my right title claim and interest in and unto all my lands meadow housing barn or barns timer trees woods under woods commonage rights wais division or divisions of lands made or yet to be made rights immunities benefits and appurtainances whatsoever lying in or about the town of Saybrook on the westerly side of Connecticut River sould unto me by Benjamin BATTEN Esq. and Elizabeth his wife, as by their deed of sale & Record thereof may more fully appear, excepting and reserving all those lands meadows rights and appurtainances lying and being in Oyster River Quarter which I have already disposed of and also excepting and reserving all those lands meadows commonages rights benefits and appurtinances lying and being at or in Potopaug quarter and Patacunck and provided also that he the said Nathaniell LYNDE do keep fulfill and maintain the covenants, or articles made made and intered into between myself and sundry persons of the town of Saybrook in reference unto maintaining & keeping of fences, and other conditions [per symbol] said articles or Covenants bearing date the second day of April 1675, and records thereof may appear. To Have and to Hold all and singular the afore mentioned premises and every part & parcell therefore mentioned premises and every part and parcell thereof (excepted reserved and provided as before is excepted reserved and provided) unto him the said Nathaniell LYNDE his heirs and assigns and to his and their sole & only use benefit and behoof forever And I the said Simon LYNDE do for myself my heirs executors and Administrators hereby Covenant promise and oblige me my heirs executors and Administrators that the afore mentioned premises and every part & parcell thereof (excepted reserved and provided as before excepted reserved and provided) are free from all former or other bargains sales gifts grants titles dowries or incumbrances whatsoever made done or committed by me or by my means or procurement. And shall and will Warrant & defend the same and every part and parcel there of (excepted reserved and provided as before excepted reserved and provided) against all person or persons whatsoever or any wais claiming or demanding the same by from or under me or by my means or procurement. In Witness whereof I the said Simon LYNDE have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of Aprill Anno Dom one thousand six hundred eighty & five.

Signed Sealed and delivered
In presents of us

George PARDAGE [PORDAGE}
Samuell LYNDE
Benjamin LYNDE

Simon LYNDE

Mr. Simon LYNDE personally appearing this 18th April 1685 acknowledge this Instrument to be his act and deed Before
Elisha COOKE Assistant

Mr. Simon LYNDE personally appeared in Saybrook this 19th of September 1685 and acknowledged the above Instrument to be his act and deed
Before me Robert CHAPMAN Commis'r

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Susannah LYNDE the daughter of Nathaniell LYNDE was born the 6th of August in the year 1685.
And died the 19th of December 1685.
Samuell LYNDE the son of Nathaniell LYNDE was born the 29th of October 1689.
Nathaniell LYNDE the son of Nathaniell LYNDE was born the 22d of October 1692.
Elizabeth LYNDE the daughter of Nathaniell LYNDE was born the 2d of December 1694.

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Entered June 15th 1726. The mark that Tho PRATT puts on his Cattle is a Crop on ye off Ear & a swallows Tail on ye neer Ear & an half penny on ye underside of the neer ear.

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Entered Dec. ye 28th 1726. The mark that Ensign Thomas BUCKINGHAM puts on his Cattle is a Crop on ye offe Ear & a slitt in ye Crop & a halfpenny on the underside of the same Ear.

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Entered Feb. 6th 1745/6. The mark that Daniell PRATT Jun'r puts on his Cattle is a Crop on the near ear and a half penny on the upper side of ye off or right ear.

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