Land Records - 1731 to 1736
Extracted from
Copy of the old records of the town of Duxbury, Mass.,
from 1642 to 1770 : made in the year 1892.
Plymouth: Avery & Doten, book and job printers, 1893,

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]




1731. April 16. Vol. a. Page 137.
An agreement between Joshua Soule of Duxborrough in the County of Plymouth, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, coaster, of the one part, and Isaac Peterson of said Duxborrough, yeoman, of the other part is as followeth, viz. Whereas we, the said Joshua Soule and Isaac Peterson are owners and proprietors of two certain lots of land in equal proportion, lying and being within the township of Duxbonough above said, said lots being the fifty second and hundred and fifty first lots in the upland in the second division of the common lands which belonged to Duxborrough and Pembroke in the County above said, and were laid out Anno Domini 1713 and are bounded as may appear by the records of the proprietors of the common lands &c belonging to the said division. We therefore that each one might know his own respective proportion, and right in the two above said lots of land, have agreed upon a division thereof as followeth viz. That the said hundred and fifty first lot with all, and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, shall belong and be the proper part of the said Joshua Soule, to belong and appertain unto the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him the said Joshua Soule, his heirs, administrators and assigns, forever, and that the above said fifty second lot of land, shall belong unto, and be the proper part of the above said Isaac Peterson, with all, and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him the said Isaac Peterson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. Now the above said Agreement and division thus made, we the above said Joshua Soule and Isaac Peterson, do mutually agree shall be, stand and remain as a firm and full settlement and division of the said two lots of land, for us, our heirs and assigns, forever. In witness whereof we the said Joshua Soule and Isaac Peterson, have here unto set our hands and seals the sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord God one thousand Seven hundred and thirty one. JOSHUA SOULE (S) ISAAC PETERSON (S) Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of PEREZ DREW.

1731. Aug. 19. Vol. a. Page 289.
An agreement between Thomas Southworth of Duxborrough in the County of Plymouth in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, of the one part, and James Thomas of said Duxborrough, yeoman, of the other part, is as followeth viz. Where as, We, the said Thomas Southworth and James Thomas, are owners and proprietors in equal proportion in the Third lot in Salt meadows which belonged to the second division of the Common lands, which belonged to the towns of Duxborrough and Pembrook in the County above said, and the said lot at present lyeth undivided between us, We therefore, that each one might know his own respective right and proportion therein, have agreed upon a division there of in the manner and form following viz. We began on the Southerly side or part of said lot at the mouth of a small creek that runneth out of the river or Salt bay near North, and near the middle of the said lot, and said creek runneth almost through said lot to the line of the North side or part there of. Our agreement therefore is, that the said creek as it now runneth Northerly to the head thereof, and from thence to a stake in the marsh, a little above the head of the said creek running still Northerly, and from thence, the same range still directed by the ranging of the said creek, till it comes to the above said line on the North side of the said lot, shall be the division of the said lot in two parts, and that all that part of said lot that lyeth on the Westwardy side of said dividing creek and Northerly range through said lot, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging shall belong unto, and be the proper part of James Thomas, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him the said James Thomas, his heirs and assigns, forever, and that all that part of the siiid lot that lyeth on the Easterly side of said dividing creek, and Northerly range through said lot, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, shall belong unto and be the proper part of said Thomas Southworth, to belong and appertain to him the said Thomas Southworth, his heirs and assigns forever. Now the above said agreement and division thus made, we the above said Thomas Southworth and James Thomas, do mutually agree shall be, and stand and remain as a full settlement and division of the above said lot of salt meadow, for us, our heirs and assigns, forever. In witness where of we the above said Thomas Southworth and James Thomas have here unto set our hands and seals, the nineteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and thirty one. Signed

1732. June 16. Vol. a. Page 138.
An agreement between Ichabot Samson of Duxborrow in the County of Plymouth in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Cordwainer, of the one part, and Joshua Soule of said Duxborrough, yeoman, of the other part is as followeth, viz, Whereas the said Ichabod Samson and Joshua Soule are owners and proprietors of a lot of salt meadow, lying in Duxborrough, in the skirt of the marshes that did belong to Duxborrough and Pembrook as Commons, and was laid out in the year 1712, and is the Twenty fourth lot in number, as by the records of the proprietors of the Common lands &c, will appear. Said lot, is the Twenty fourth in number, and begins at a stake which is the North West corner bound of the Twenty third lot, and is bounded by the Twenty third lot on the East side thereof, until it comes down to the bay or river, and thence it is bounded by the bay or river on the South end, and by the West side until it comes to a creek by which the North end is bounded, until it comes to a stake standing by said creek, which is the stake first mentioned. We therefore, that each one might know his own right, have agreed to divide said lot as followeth. We began on the Westerly side of said lot, at a stake and stone standing near the river or bay, and run South 87 degrees Easterly, to a stake and stone standing in said lot, and thence the same course to a stake standing in the range of the 23d lot. Now our agreement is, that the above said Ichabod Samson shall have all the South end, or part of said lot, that is to the Southward of this our division line, to him and his heirs forever, and that the above said Joshua Soule shall have all that part, or end of said lot that lyeth to the Northward of this our division line, that is to him and his heirs forever, for their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. Now the above agreement and division thus made and established, we the above said Ichabod Samson and Joshua Soule, do mutually agree, shall be, stand and reman as a firm and full settlement and division of the above said salt meadow, for us, our heirs and assigns, forever. In witness where of we the above said Ichabod Samson and Joshua Soule, have here unto set our hands and seals the sixteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty two. Ichabod SAMSON. (s) JOSHUA SOULE. (s) Witness NICHOLAS WADE. EZEKIEL SOULE.

1732-3. Feb 27. Vol. a. page 136.
To whom these presents shall come, know ye that whereas we, Samuel Chanler and Chrestopher Wadsworth, both of the town of Duxborrough in the County of Plymouth in the province of the Massachusetts bay in New England, husbandmen, having lands lying joining together within the township above said, near the dwelling house of the above said Chanler in said Duxborrough, and having hereto fore had difference about the bounds, or ranges of said lands between us, do now agree to settle and fix the bounds and ranges of said land between us, and with the help and assistance of Ebenezer Byran and Joseph Prior of Bridgewater, we do agree that the bounds or ranges of the above said lands, shall continue forever hereafter, which are as followeth, viz. Beginina at a stone and a white oak bush, it being the South East corner of Thomas Phillips's house lot, and running from thence South 13 degrees East, 48 rods to a white oak tree marked on four sides, it being called the South corner of the lot that was formerly George Williamson's, and from thence, East, 4 degrees South, 66 rods to a pine tree marked on four sides, standing on the West side of the country road, near said road, and from thence North, 16 degrees East 26 rods to a stake, then North 28 degrees East 28 rods, to a stake, then North 25 degrees East 32 rods to a white oak sapling standing near said country road on the Southerly side of said road, marked on four sides. And we do also agree that if either of the parties mentioned in these presents, have fallen, or cut any trees or woods on the other near the said settled lines, that he shall not be counted a trespasser for the same, and now for the confirmation and further establishment of the above said settlement and agreement, we have hereunto set our hands and fixed our seals this Twenty Seventh day of February Anno Domini 1732-3. his SAMUEL ( V ) CHANLER. (s) mark. his CHRISTOPHER (C) WADSWORTH. (s) mark. Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of EBENEZER BYRAN. JOSEPH PRIOR.

1733. July 10. Vol. a. Page 171.
An agreement between us the subscribers, all of us belonging to the town of Duxhorrough in the County of Plymouth in the province of the Massachusetts bay, in New England, husbandmen, is as followeth, viz, Whereas, we, the subscribers are owners of a lot of salt meadow lying in the township of Duxborrough aforesaid, and is part of the commons that did belong to the towns of Duxborrough and Pembrook, in the county above said, and were laid out in the year 1712, said lot is the 19 lot in number, and fill to be in the skirts of the marshes, said lot is equally owned alike by us, saving Mr. Nathaniel Brewster is owner of two shares, or 5 parts thereof. That each might know his own proper part, we agreed to divide it thus, We began the first division or share, at a stake which is the South east corner bounds of said lot and run N---- 2 degrees Westerly to a stake about 6 rods to the Northward of a small creek standing in the range between the 18 and l9 lots, and from said stake 82 degrees Westerly to a stake standing in the range of the 20th lot. This first share contains all this South end or part, of said lot, and fell by lot to Isaac Peterson. The second share is bounded on the South side by the first, and from the bounds of the first, it is bounded on the West end by the 20th lot to a stake standing by a creek, thence North 66 degrees East, 8 poles to a stake, which is the corner of the 5 shares, thence about 4 poles the same course to another stake thence N 59 degrees Easterly, to a stake in the range of the 18th lot, and bounded by the 18th lot to the bounds of the first share, and fell to Nathaniel Brewster. The third share begins at the N. E. corner of the 2d share, and runs South 59 degrees Westerly to a stake in the range of the 2d share, and from thence North, 8 degrees Westerly, to a stake, on the West side of a creek, and by said creek to Phillip's creek, and by Phillip's creek to the bounds of the 18th lot by which it is bounded on the North by Phillip's creek, on the East by the 2d share to a stake which is the corner there of and thence North 37 degrees West to a stake which is in range between the 4th and 5th lots, and thence by the same course to Phillip's creek first mentioned, and fell to Christopher Wadsworth. The 5th share begins at a stake which is the corner of the 2d lot or share, and runs North 66 degrees East, 8 rods to the corner stake of the 4th lot or share, thence North 37 degrees Westerly by the range of the 4th share, to a stake standing in the range of the 4th lot, thence by the same course down to the mouth of Phillip's creek, and contains all that part or corner of said 19th lot that lyeth to the North west of those two mentioned lines, and fell to Joshua Soule. Now having thus divided this our 19th lot of salt meadow, and lotted for the same, as herein expressed, we the said subscribers, do mutually agree shall stand and remain a firm settlement for us, our heirs, forever. In witness where of we the above said Nathaniel Brewster, Isaac Peterson. Christopher Wadsworth and Joshua Soule, have here unto set our hands and seals this Tenth day of July in the year One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty three. NATHANIEL BREWSTER. ISAAC PETERSON. CHRISTOPHER X WADSWORTH his mark. Josnua Soule. Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of JOHN TURNER. ISAAC PARTRIDGE.

1735. Dec. 24. Vol. a. Page 189.
An agreement between Thomas Phillips Jun. of Duxborrough in the County of Plymouth in the province of Massachusetts bay in New England, housewright, of the one part, and Blanie Phillips of said Duxborrow, cordwainer, of the other part, is as followeth viz. Where as, we the said Thomas Phillips Jr. and Blanie Phillips of said Duxborrough, are owners and proprietors in equal proportion, of a certain lot of land lying, and being within the township of Duxborrough above said, containing about Forty and Nine acres, and said lot is the hundred and fifty first lot in number, in the upland in the second division of the Commons which belonged to the towns of Duxborrough and Pembrook, in the County above said, and was laid out Anno Domini 1713, and it is bounded as may appear by the records of the Proprietors of said land belonging to said division. We therefore, that each one of us might know his own respective proportion and right in the above said lot of land, which till this time hath laid in equal partnership and undivided between us, have agreed upon a division thereof as followeth viz. We divided the said lot by a line begining at a stake and stones which is set in the line on the Easterly side or part of the said lot, which stake and stones standeth Forty one rods distant and running Fifty eight degrees East from the North easterly corner bounds of the above said lot, and thence from the said stake and stones, we run North 88 degrees. Westerly 97 rods, to a pine tree marked, standing in the line on the Easterly side or part of the said lot. Our agreement therefore is, that the said line which begins at the said stake and stones in the line on the Easterly side or part of said lot, and thence running North 88 degrees Westerly 97 poles to a pine tree marked, standing in the line on the Westerly side or part of said lot shall be the dividing line of said lot, and that all that part of said lot that lyeth on the Southerly side of said dividing line with all the profits privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, shall belong unto and be the proper part of the above said Blanie Phillips, his heirs and assigns, forever, to belong and appertain to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof, forever, and that all that part of said lot that lyeth on the Northerly side of said dividing line, with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, shall belong unto and be the proper part of the above said Thomas Phillips, his heirs and assigns, forever, to belong and appertain to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. Now the above said agreement and division thus made, we the above said Thomas Phillips and Blanie Phillips do mutually agree shall be, stand and remain as a firm and full settlement and division of the above said lot of land, for us our heirs and assigns, forever. In witness whereof, we the said Thomas Phillips and Blanie Phillips, have here unto set our hands and seals, this the Twenty fourth day of December in the year of our Lord God One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty five 1735. THOMAS PHILLIPS JR. (s) BLANIE PHILLIPS. (s) Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of JOSEPH BARTLET JR. PELEG WADSWORTH.

1735-36. Jany 5. Vol. a. Page 179.
An agreement between Thomas Phillips Sen., of Duxborrough in the County of Plymouth, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, housewright, of the one part, and Samuel Chanler of Duxborrough above said, yeoman, of the other part, and the said agreement is as followeth viz. That whereas we the said Thomas Phillips and Samuel Chanler, are owners and proprietors of the hundred and forty ninth lot, and the hundred and fifty second lot, and the said lots are of the second division of the Commons in the upland which belonged to the towns of Duxborrough and Pembrook, in the County and Province as above said, and we therefore that each one of us might know his own respective right and proportion there in, have agreed upon a division thereof, and is as followeth viz. Begining at a stake and stones standing in the line of the Easterly side of the one hundred and forty ninth lot above said, about fifty rods from a stake which is the Southeasterly corner bound of said hundred and forty ninth lot above said, and from said stake and stones, we run the dividing line South eighty four degrees West, forty six rods to a stake and stones, and from thence South, nine degrees East about six rods and a half to a stake and stones, and from thence South, eighty degrees West, about thirty nine rods to a stake and stones standing in the line of the Westwardly side of the said hundred and forty ninth lot, and the line of the Easterly side of the said hundred and fifty second lot, and from thence South, seventy two degrees West, five rods and a quarter to a stake and stones, and from thence South, six degrees West, seven rods to a stake and stones, and from thence South, seventy six degrees West, to a stake and stones standing in the line of the Westerly side of said hundred and fifty second lot, and we do agree that the above said lines thus run, bounded and described as above said, shall be a full and a stated division of said lots, and further, our agreement is that all that lower or Southerly part of or that part of the said lots that lyeth on the lower or Southerly side of the dividing lines of both said lots discribed above, shall be the proper part or right of the said Thomas Phillips, with all and singular, the profits privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him the said Thomas Phillips his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. And all that part of said lots, that lyeth on the upper or Northerly side of the said dividing lines of the said lots discribed as above said, shall be the proper part or right of said Samuel Chanler, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit, and behoof of him, the said Samuel Chanler, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. And now the above said agreement and division thus made and discribed as above said, We the said Thomas Phillips and Samuel Chanler, do mutually agree that it shall stand, be and remain, as a good firm and full settlement and division of the above said hundred and forty ninth and one hundred and fifty second lots of land, for us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. In witness where of we the said Thomas Phillips and Samuel Chanler have here unto set our hands and seals, the fifth day of January, in the year of our Lord God One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty five or thirty six-1735-36. THOMAS PHILLIPS. his Saml. (Z) CHANLER. (s) mark. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of WAIT WADSWORTH. JOHN WADSWORTH. [Memorandum] Before signing and sealing the above said agreement the above said Thomas Phillips, his heirs and assigns, are hereby obliged to make up the fence in the above mentioned Seven rods in the line which runs South 6 degrees West, to a stake and stones, and to maintain or keep up the said fence forever.

1735-6. Jany 6. Record No. 5. Page 13.
Know all men by these Presents. That Whereas We, Thomas Southworth, Benoni Delanoe and Joshua Delanoe, all of Duxborrough in the County of Plymouth in New England, yeoman, having uplands and meadow lands that are adjacent in said Duxborrough, and there never as yet being any bounds prefixed between us by any record what so ever, and to the intent that each party may know his own bounds between each other, we have fully agreed that the bounds as they are hereafter described, shall be and remain for us our heirs and assigns, forever viz. We began at a stake with stones about it, standing on the Westerly end of a small Island or hummock that lyeth on the South side of the Mill brook in the salt marsh, and from said stake it runneth up the brook North, Twenty one degrees West which is about two rods, and so back unto the said stake again, and then it runneth South Twenty one degrees East, fifteen rods to the fence that now is between us, which came about three feet to the Westward of a large apple tree standing about West from Joshua Delanoe's house, having a large mortice made through the same, and then it runneth Southerly as the fence now stands, a direct course until it cometh unto the east side of a large apple tree called the Iron Apple tree, and from thence it runneth as the fence now standeth, unto the road that is laid out down to Powder Point, which came on the West side of a small or young apple tree that standeth about five rods to the Northward of said road, said last bounds wheeling somewhat more Westerly than the former did, which is the bounds as above said, we do allow to be the stated hounds between us, our heirs and assigns forever, and in testimony where of we have set our hands and affixed our seals, and ordered the same to be recorded on the Town records of Duxborrough, this Sixth day of January Anno Domini 1735-6. THOMAS SOUTHWORTH. (s) BENONI DELANOE. (s) JOSHUA DELANOE. (s) Signed and Sealed iu presence of NATHANIEL CHANLER. JEDEDIAH SOUTHWORTH.

1734. Dec. 5. Record No. 5. Page 13.
Where as, we Stephen Andrews, Jonathan Peterson and Reuben Peterson, all of Duxborrough, in the County of Plymouth, in New England, do jointly own, and are possessed of a certain piece of salt meadow lying and being in Duxbury afore said, the meadow lyeth adjacent to the beech called the salt house beach, and the hummock called Rouses hummock, and is the meadow that Mr. Jonathan Peterson purchased of Mr. John Wadsworth of Duxborrough afore said. And as yet no deeds of partition being signed by either of us, Now Know all men by these presents, that we the above said Stephen Andrews, Jonathan Peterson and Reuben Peterson have mutually agreed, and also do divide the same as followeth, viz. Begining at the Northerly end of the said meadow adjacent to Fords meadow, and so ranging Southerly by the creek as said meadow is bound, by the creek till it comes to a stake that standeth by the creek, and from said stake to a range South East by East, near about thirty rods, to another stake and upon the same range till it comes to the beach, all the meadow within the afore said Bounds, the said Stephen Andrews is to have, and be, his heirs and assigns to enjoy for his part of the above meadow, and Reuben Peterson, for his part of said meadow, is to have from the last mentioned stake Southerly by the edge of said meadow till it comes to another stake standing on the North west side of said hummock, and thence North west, two rods to a stake standing by a little creek, and from thence as the creek runs, to another stake standing by the same creek, and from thence South west five rods to another stake, and from the last mentioned stake in the same range, across a small salt pond to the mouth of a ditch, and bounded by said ditch to the creek that is the bounds between Ichabod Wadsworth meadow and the afore said tract of meadow, all the meadow within the bounds last mentioned, the said Reuben Peterson his heirs and assigns is to quietly and peacably enjoy for his part of said meadow. And all the remainder of the afore said piece of meadow the said Jonathan Peterson, his heirs and assigns is to have for his part of said meadow, and in testimony that this is our division, and that we oblige ourselves, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to stand to the same, we have here unto set our hands and seals this Fifth day of December, Anno Domini 1734. STEPHEN ANDREWS. (s) JONATHAN PETERSON. (s) REUBEN PETERSON. (s) Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of MICAH SOULE. ELIZABETH ANDREWS.

1736. May 18. Record No. 5. Page 14.
An agreement between Jonathan Peterson and Reuben Peterson, both of Duxborrough, in the County of Plymouth, in the province of Massachusetts bay in New England, yeoman, and said agreement is as followeth viz. That whereas we the said Jonathan Peterson and Reuben Peterson, are owners and proprietors of a certain tract of land lying and being within the township of Duxborrough above said, being about Seventy acres more, or less, and said tract of land is that tract of land which was given to us by our honored father, Mr. Jonathan Peterson, which he formerly purchased of said Duxburrough, and we are likewise owners and proprietors of the Thirteenth lot in number of the upland in the first division of the Commons; belonging to the townships of Duxborrough above said, and Pembrook in the County above said, and we are likewise owners and proprietors of the hundreth and the hundred and first lots in number belonging to the second division of the Commons belonging to the townships of Duxborrough and Pembrook above said, and these three lots above said were all given to us by our honored father Mr. Jonathan Peterson above said, and we therefore, that each of us might know his own respective right and proportion therein, have agreed upon a division there of, and is as followeth, viz. Begining at a stake and stones, standing in the line on the South Easterly side of the tract of land which is first above here mentioned, and said stake and stones stands or bears South west and by South half a point Southerly, Sixty four rods and a half from a stake and stones which is the East South Easterly corner bounds of said tract of land first mentioned, and from said stake and scones first mentioned, we run the dividing line North almost twenty six degrees West, to a red oak tree marked, and so on the same range to the brook called Reins brook, and from said stake and stones first mentioned, and so on said line to said brook is Eighty nine rods and a half, and we the said Jonathan Peterson and Reuben Peterson, do mutually agree that the above said line thus run, bounded and discribed as above, shall be a full and stated division of the tract and lots of land, and further our agreement also is that all that part or half of said tract of land first mentioned, that lyeth on the Southwesterly side of said dividing line, together with one half of the Thirteenth lot above said, or all that part of said thirteenth lot that the said Reuben Peterson has not sold to James Thomas, together with one half of the dwelling house and Barn that came by our said father, shall be the proper part, or half of the said Jonathan Peterson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of hire, the said Jonathan Peterson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever, and all that part, tract, or half part of land that lyeth on the North easterly side of the said dividing line, together with the two second division lots above said, the hundredth and the hundred and first lots in number, together with one half of the dwelling house and barn, with half of the well, shall he the proper part or half of the said Reuben Peterson, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him, the said Reuben Peterson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. And further it is to be understood that the said Jonathan Peterson is to have a good and sufficient cart way of Fourteen feet wide, through gates or bars upon a straight line from said barn to said house, and so from said house as the way now goes, the same width out to the said Jonathan Peterson's part of his land, and the said Jonathan is to have a sufficient way to the well from said house and said well is half said Jonathan Peterson's and said Jonathan Peterson is to have a cart way through gates or bars fourteen feet wide from said house as the way now goeth, out at the gate now standing, and it is to be understood that the said Reuben Peterson is to have a good and sufficient cart way through the said Jonathan Peterson's land above said where it may be most beneficial to said Reuben Peterson and least prejudicial to said Jonathan Peterson, and it is to be understood that the said Jonathan Peterson is not to pull down his part of said dwelling house or barn, or well whereby the said Reuben Peterson may be damaged. And now the above said division and agreement thus made and described as is above said, that we, the said Jonathan Peterson and Reuben Peterson, do mutually agree that it shall stand, be, and remain as a firm and full settlement and stated division of the above said tract and lots of land and buildings, for us our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. In witness where of we the said Jonathan and Reuben Peterson, have here unto set our hands and seals, this Eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord God One thousand Seven hundred and thirty six-1736. JONATHAN PETERSON. (s) REUBEN PETERSON. (s) Signed, sealed and dld in presence of JOHN WADSWORTH JR. MARTHA X MACKFARLAND. her mark.

1735. April 15. Record No. 5. Page 15.
An agreement between Isaac Simons Senor of Duxborrough, in the County of Plymouth, in the province of Massachusets bay, in New England, yeoman, on the one part, and Joseph Peterson Sen. of said Duxborrough, yeoman, on the other part is as followeth, viz. Whereas we the said Isaac Simons, and Joseph Peterson are owners and proprietors of the Seventy third lot in the uplands in the Second division of the commons, which belonged to the Towns of Duxborrough and Pembrook, in the County above said, and the said lot till this time hath laid undivided between us, we therefore, that each of us might know his own respective right and proportion therein, have agreed upon a division thereof as followeth, viz. We run from a Pine tree marked, in the head range of the said Peterson's farm whereon he now dwelleth, South nine degrees Westerly, Twenty four pole, to a stake and stones about three or four rods in the swamp, in the Easterly range of the said lot, and at the said stake and stones we began a dividing line, and run from the said Stake and Stones North, Eighty three degrees westerly through the said lot, to another stake and stones which is the Westerly corner bounds of the said Seventy third lot, and we do agree that the said line thus run from the first mentioned stake and stones to the last mentioned stake and stones shall be a full and stated division of the said lot, and our agreement also is, that all that part that lyeth on the Northerly side of the said dividing line, shall be the proper part of the said Joseph Peterson, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him, the said Joseph Peterson, his heirs and assigns forever. And that all that part of the said lot that lyeth on the Southerly side of said dividing line, shall be the proper part of said Isaac Simons, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there untoSbelonging, to belong and appertain to him the said Isaac Simons his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. Now, the above said Agreement and division thus made, we the above said Isaac Simons and Joseph Peterson do mutually agree, shall stand, be, and remain as a firm and full settlement and division of the said Seventy third lot of land, for us, our heirs and assigns forever. In witness where of we have hereunto set our hands and seals this, the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord God One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty five. 1735. ISAAC SIMONS SEN., (s) his JOSEPH ( X ) PETERSON. (S) mark. Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of SETH BARTLET. JOHN WADSWORTH JR.

1736. July 7. Record No. 5. Page 15.
An agreement between Hezekiah Bradford of Kingston, in the County of Plymouth, in the Province of Massachusetts bay, in New England, yeoman, in the one part, and Blanie Phillips of Duxborrough in the County above said, yeoman, of the other part, and said agreement is as followeth, viz. That where as, we the said Hezekiah Bradford and Blanie Phillips are owners and proprietors of the hundred and forty seventh lot of upland in the second division of the Commons which belonged to the townships of Duxborrough above said, and Pembrook in the County and Province above said, and we therefore, that each of us might know his own respective right and proportion there in, have agreed upon a division thereof as followeth, viz. Begining at a stake and stones, standing in the line on the Westerly side of said lot, and said stake and stones bears about South, Eight degrees Easterly, Fifty three rods from a white oak tree marked, which is the North westerly corner bounds of said lot and from said stake and stones we ran North, Sixty seven degrees East, to a stake and stones standing in the line on the Easterly side of said lot. And we do agree that this said line shall be the said dividing line, and this said line thus run bounded and described as above said, shall be a firm and stated division of said lot, and our agreement is, that all that part or half of the lower, or South South Easterly side of said dividing line, shall he the proper part or half of the said Hezakiah Bradford, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong. and appertain to the only proper use, benefit, and behoof of him, the said Hezakiah Bradford, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. And all that part or half of said lot that lyeth on the upper or North North Westerly side of said dividing line, shall be the proper part of the said Blanie Phillips, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain to him the said Blanie Phillips, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. And now the above said agreement and division thus made and described, as above said, we the above said Hezakiah Bradford and Blanie Phillips, do mutually agree shall stand, be, and remain as a full and firm settlement and division of the above said Hundred and Forty seventh lot of land, for us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. In witness whereof we the said Hezakiah Bradford and Blanie Phillips, have here unto set our hands and seals this the Seventh day of July, in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty six. 1736. HEZAKIAH BRADFORD. (s) his BLAME X PHILLIPS. (s) mark. Signed sealed and did in presence of Ichabod WADSWORTH. PHINEHAS SPRAGUE.

1736. Nov. 24. No. 5. Page 17.
An agreement between Joshua Soule of Duxborrough, in the County of Plymouth, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, of the one part, and Samuel Williamson of Marshfield, in the County and Province above said, malster, of the other part, and said agreement is as followeth, viz. That whereas we the said Joshua Soule and Samuel Williamson are owners and proprietors of the Fifty eight lot in number, in the upland belonging to the Second division of the Commons which belonged to the townships of Duxburrough and Pembrook, in the County above said, and we, therefore, that each of us might know his own right and proportion therein, have agreed upon a division thereof as followeth, viz. Begining at a small Pine tree marked, which is the Southerly corner bounds of James Thomas's lot, and the West Northwesterly corner bounds of the said Fifty eighth lot, and from thence South, Seventy eight degrees Easterly to a stake and stones standing in the line on the East South Easterly side of the said Fifty Eighth lot. And we do agree that the above said line, thus run, bounded and discribed as above said, shall be a full and stated division of said lot, and further, our agreement is, that all that part or half that lyeth on the Westerly side of said dividing line of said lot, shall be the proper lot or part of the said Joshua Soule, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong to and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him, the said Joshua Soule, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. And that all that part, or half of said lot that lyeth on the East North Easterly side of said dividing line, shall be the proper part, or half of the said Samuel Williamson, with all, and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain unto the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him the said Samuel Williamson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. And now, the above said agreement and division thus made, we the said Joshua Soule and Samuel Williamson do mutually agree that it shall stand, be, and remain as a firm and full settlement and division of the above said Fifty Eighth lot of land, for us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. In witness whereof, we the said Joshua Soule and Samuel Williamson, have here unto set our hands and seals this the Twenty fourth day of November in the year of our Lord God One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty six-1736. JOSHUA SOULE. (s) Saml. WILLIAMSON. (s) Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of JOANNA WILLIAMSON. BETTY Low.

1738. July 5. Record No. 5. Page 22.
Covenanted, concluded and fully agreed upon by Joshua Samson of Duxborrough in the County of Plymouth in the province of Massachusetts bay in New England, husbandman, on the one part, and Caleb Samson Jr, of said Duxborrough, husbandman, on the other part, as followed, viz. Whereas we, the said Joshua Samson and Caleb Samson, are owners and proprietors of two lots and a half of land, lying and being within the township of said Duxborrough, which said two lots and a half of land have sometime laid in partnership, and undivided between us, we therefore that each of us might know his own respective part of the above said lands, have agreed to divided the same, and the division thereof to be as followed, viz. One of the above said lots is the Fifty fifth lot in the first division of the common lands in the town of Duxborrough above said, which were laid out Anno Domini 1710. and the above said half lot is half of the Fifty Sixth lot, in above said division, and is Northerly part of the said lot, and the 55th and 56th lots lie contiguous each unto the other, and we divided the said lot and half of land, by a line beginiug at a stone pitched in the ground in the range between the said 55th and 56th lots, which stone is the Northwesterly corner bounds of the land of Phillip Chanler, viz his part of the said 56th lot, and from said stone running Wrest, a little Northerly about three rods, to another stone pitched in the ground, and from thence North, 19 degrees West to another stone pitched in the ground, in the line on the Northerly side or part of the said 55th lot. Our agreement is therefore, that all that part of the said 55th and 56th lots that lyeth on the Easterly side of the said dividing line, shall belong unto and be the proper part of the said Caleb Samson, his heirs and assigns forever, with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, and that all the other part of the said 55th lot, shall belong unto, and be the, propar part of the said Joshua Samson, his heirs and assignes forever, with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging. And the other of the above mentioned lots is the 168th lot in number in the upland in the second division of the commons which belonged to the towns of Duxborrough and Pembrook in the County above said, which we also divided by a line begining at a Black Oak tree marked, standing by the country road, below the four mile hill, being the oorner bound of the 52nd lot in the above said first division of lands, and thence ranging Forty three rods and a half in the line of the said 52nd lot, to a stake and stones, and thence running South 57 degrees, East 27 rods to a white oak tree marked, and thence South, 42 degrees East, to the range of the 53rd lot in the first division above mentioned, to a stake and stones. Our agreement is that all that part of the above said 168th lot lying on the Westerly side of said dividing line last mentioned, shall belong unto, and be the proper part of the said Joshua Samson, his heirs and assigns forever, with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, and that all that part of said 168th lot lying on the said parties, their heirs and assigns, through each others land, divided as above said, for the use and convenience of each other of them, their heirs and assigns forever. And now the above said agreement and division thus made, we the above said Joshua Samson and Caleb Samson, do mutually agree, shall Easterly side of said dividing line, shall belong unto, and he the proper part of the said Caleb Samson, his heirs and assigns forever, with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging, Also, our agreement that there shall he convenient ways allowed through gates or bars, by each of the above stand, be, and remain a firm and full settlement and division of the above said two lots and a half of land, for us, our heirs and assigns forever. In witness where of we have here unto set our hands and seals, this Fifth day of July in the year of our Lord God One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty Eight. 1738. JOSHUA SAMSON. (s) CALEB SAMSON. (s) Signed, Sealed and d'ld in presence of JOSHUA SOULE. PHILLIP CHANLER.

1740. Aug. 25. Record No. 5. Page 30.
We the subscribers having laid out to Benjamin Prior a small parcel of land contiguous to the farm whereon he now dwelled, by virtue of a grant by the said town of Duxborrough to the said Prior, at a town meeting August 25th A. D. 1740, the said grant was as followed viz, four acres of land, but not exceeding that. The said parcel of land is bounded as followeth viz. Begining at a stake and stones standing on the Westerly side of the town road, said stake and stones is the South easterly corner bound of the farm whereon the said Benjamin Prior now dwelled, and from thence running South, a little Westerly, by the Westerly side of the said road, till it comes to the land of Moses Soule, and from thence North 70 degrees West, 19 rods and a half, to a stake and stones, and from thence North 45 degrees West, 30 rods and a half to the line of the said Prior, and from thence South, 78, East, 45 rods, along by said Prior's land, to the stake and stones first mentioned, containing three acres and sixty rods, which the said Prior accepted in full for the above said town grant. GAMALIEL BRADFORD. Saml. WESTON.

1740. Dec. 3. Record No. 5. Page 30.
We the subscribers, being chosen and appointed by the town of Duxborrongh, to settle the bounds of their salt meadow lying in said Duxborrough, after notice given to the several persons that has meadow adjoining to the above said town's meadow, which were present, or have since consented to the bounds as they are herein settled or described, we proceeded to do this on the 3d day. of December Anno Domini 1740, and Begining on the North side of Carswell river at the mouth of the ditch that is the bounds between the meadow of Benjamin Chanler, and said town's meadow, and run with the ditch North eighteen degrees Westerly 5 pole, to a stake standing on the East side of said ditch, thence we run the line between said town's meadow, and the meadow of Thomas Hunt, North, 48 degrees Easterly, 28 pole, to a stake standing in the range of Samuel Seabury's meadow, and from thence we run the parting line between said Seabury's meadow and the above said town's meadow, South, 18 degrees Easterly, 31 pole to a stake, thence on the same course 12 feet, to another stake standing in the side of a slough, thench it runneth North, 67 degrees Easterly, 4 pole, to the head of a small creek or guzzle, by which it is bounded on the Easterly side until it comes to the mouth of said creek, where it runneth into the Mill river, by which river it is bounded up stream to Carswell river, and from thence it is bounded by Carswell river up stream till it comes to the first mentioned ditch or bounds. JOSHUA SOULE. MOSES SIMONS.

1736. April 15.
An agreement between Christopher Wadsworth, George Partridge and Robert Stanford, all of Duxborrough, in the County of Plymouth, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, yeomen, and the said agreement is as followeth, viz. That whereas the said Christopher Wadsworth, George Partridge and Robert Stanford are owners and proprietors of the eleventh lot, in number of upland in the second division of the commons belonging to the townships of Duxborrough and Pembrook in the County above said, and we therefore, that each of us might know his own respective right and proportion therein, have agreed upon a division thereof, and said division thereof is as followeth, viz. Begining at a great white oak stake, which is the South Easterly corner bounds of said lot and the bound between the Eighth and Ninth lots, and from thence, North, Sixty degrees Westerly, 31 rods to a small pine tree marked, standing by the side of the hill in the line on the South westerly side of said lot, and from thence North 33 degrees Easterly, about 38 rods, to a stake and stones, and from thence South, 68 degrees East, 29 rods, to a stake and stones standing in the line on the North Easterly side of said lot, and from thence South 30 degrees Westerly 42 Rods, to the stake first mentioned, and all this Southeasterly corner of, or part of said lot of land, bounded and described as above said, shall be the proper part of the said George Partridge. with all and singular, the profits, privileges, and appurtenances there unto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him, the said George Partridge his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. And the said Christopher Wadsworth's part of said lot, is bounded as followeth, viz. Begining at a small pine tree marked, before mentioned, which is the Southwesterly corner bound of George Partridge's tract of land, or his part of the said lot above said, and from thence North, 64 degrees Westerly 57 rods, to a great pine tree marked, in the North West side of the swamp near the upland, and so home to the upland at North hill lands, and from thence the Northwest side thereof is bounded by said North hill lands, till it comes to a small Black Oak tree or shrub marked near an old stump a little out of the swamp by the side of the hill, and the said tree or shrub, bears about South 65 degrees West 12 rods, from a small White Oak marked, in a valley which is the Northerly corner hound of said lot, and from said tree or shrub, South 4 degrees West, about four or five rods, to a Stake standing in the swamp, and from thence South 65 degrees East, about 39 rods, to a stake and stones, by an old blind path, and from thence North, 29 degrees East, 17 rods, to a stake and stones, standing on the side of the hill in the line on the Northeast side of said lot, and from thence, South 74 degrees(rods) Easterly 34 rods, to a red oak tree marked, by the West side of North hill way, which is the Easterly corner bound of said lot, and from thence South 30 degrees Westerly, 8 rods, to a stake Sand stones standing in the line on the South easterly side of said lot, and from thence North 68 degrees West, along by said Partridge's part of land, 29 rods, to a stake and stones which is the Northerly corner bound of said Partridge's part or tract of land abovesaid, and from thence South, 33 degrees Westerly, about 38 rods along by said Partridge's part, or tract of land above said, to the small pine tree marked, first mentioned, And all this tract or middle part of said lot, with the Easterly and Westerly parts or corners of said lot, bounded and described as is above said, shall be the proper part of the said Christopher Wadsworth, with all, and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him, the said Christopher Wadsworth, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. And the said Robert Stanford's part of said lot is bounded as followeth, viz. Begining at a stake and stones, standing in the line on the Northeast side of said lot, and from thence South, 65 degrees West 34 rods, to a white oak tree marked, which is the Northerly corner bound of said lot, from thence South, 65 degrees West, 12 rods to a small Black Oak tree or shrub, marked near an old stump a little way out of the swamp by the side of the hill, and from thence South, 4 degrees West, about 4 or 5 rods to a stake standing in the swamp, which is one of the bounds of said Christopher Wadsworth's above said land. and from thence South 65 degrees East, about 39 rods, to a stake and stones, standing near an old blind path in the line of the said Christopher Wadsworth's land above said, and from thence North 29 degrees East, 17 rods by said Wadsworth's land above said, to the stake and stones first mentioned, And all this above said Northerly and Northeasterly tract of land or corner of said lot of land bounded and described as above said, shall be the proper part of the said Robert Stanford, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever, with all and singular, the profits, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging, to belong and appertain to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him the said Robert Stanford, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. And now the above said agreement and division thus made, and described as is above said, than we the above said Christopher Wadsworth, George Partridge and Robert Stanford, do mutually agree, that it shall stand, he, and remain as a firm and full settlement and division of the above said Eleventh lot of land, for us, and our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. In witness where of we the above said Christopher Wadsworth, George Partridge and Robert Stanford, have here unto set our hands and seals this the 15th day of April, in the year of our Lord God, One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty Six, 1736. CHRISTOPHER X WADSWORTH. (S) his mark GEORGE PARTRIDGE. (s) ROBERT STANFORD. (s) Signed Sealed and d'ld in presence of JOHN WADSWORTH JR. MARY WADSWORTH.

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