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CONCORD PEOPLE
From
THE MIDDLESEX COURT FILES

Updated through 11/09/06

SOURCE
Wyman, Thomas Bellows, Abstracts of Court Files of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 16491675. Mss no.XXX, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, NEHGS, Boston, Mass., n.d. (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.)

WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE
Mr. Wyman, a diligent contributor to the NEHGS Register's early issues with his abstracts of Suffolk County probate records, turned his attention in the mid-1850s to the even more voluminous civil and criminal records of the first Middlesex County. Intending to abstract the file papers, which he recognized to be rich in untapped genealogical material, up to the new courts created by the 1692 Charter, Mr. Wyman got as far as 1675 before his death. The two notebooks have been at the NEHGS since. Given that some of the files Wyman saw subsequently "walked out the door", and that later in the century court clerk John Noble re-arranged all the files according to "modern" court filing systems, thereby destroying their original context, Wyman's notes are of unique importance.

In preparing the notebooks for up-loading in 2003 as a proprietary database on the NEHGS web-site, a transcription was made by a foreign-language imaging company. Their quite idiosyncratic results were overlaid on Wyman's own peculiarities of note-taking. For instance, "Saneaster" appears in several locations for "Lancaster". And that was for a word that Wyman spelled out in full! Errors abound. What happened to some of his abbreviations, as well as his work-progress marginal notes, renders the on-line transcription opaque and even misleading to a casual user. Anyone using the on-line version is strongly advised to consult the original at the Society to be sure about what they may think they've found.

What I have done here is edit Wyman's notes as if for publication in the Register but selecting out only those Concord related items. The context of those items is explained in editorial notes.

Here's an example of that larger context. In file packet #14, on what Wyman called mss p 112, he found the following:

1658/9 March 14.
Cambridge 2 Jurors. Ri: Jackson Jno Ferrington.
-- Gilbert Crackbone Willm Towne. Mr. Stedman Bro Robbins Bro Frances More Jun to Answer for Highway
-- Joseph Bradish warned to Answer for taking tobacco. Ed Oakes Tho Oaks Witnesses.
Redding 2 Jurors. Nicholas Brown & Edward Taylor.
-- Town to answer for want of a Pound.
Chelmsford. 2 Jurors James Parker Samel Bloghead.
-- Town to answer for want of a Pair of Stocks.
-- Jno & Nath Shipley [sons?] of Jno Shipley for lying & Jno Jr for breaking Tho Hinksman's House.
Woburn, 2 jurors. Henry Brooks. Henry Baldwin.
-- Increase Wm [William(s)?] warned for speaking contemptuously of Magistrates. Witnesses Francis Wyman & Jno Ted
-- also John Knight for annoying [original not yet checked] the highway with a ban to
-- also Ralph Read & George Read's wife warned to appear
-- Francis Wiman & Robt Peiree for forfeiture of Bond Witeness Wm Locke Jno Johnson
-- & Timothy Heale Michal Bacon Thos Feirer forfeiture of Bonds
Charlestown. 4 Jurors Robert Cutter Thomas Brigden senr Robt Chalkley Thomas Rand.
-- Richard Londen to Answer for town's Defect in Highway
Sudbury. 2 Jurors. Deacon Farmenter [Parmenter?], Peter Noyes.
-- Towne to answer Defect in Road
Maulden. 2 Jurors.
-- Ens John Sprague Tho Green senr who with Jo: Noyse are to Answr Defect in Highway
Watertown. 4 Jurors. Samuel Thatcher Thomas Underwood Joseph Morse Roger Willington.
-- Town to answer for separating the Rams from the Ewes. Witness Henry Bright.
-- Jno Warren Sen to be warned for not attending Publique meetings witness Hen Bright Tho Hastings.
-- Town to answer for suficiency of Stocks: Return made - "Ould Warren is not in town"
Concord. 2 Jurors: Willi Huntt [William Hunt] Henry Woodes [Henry Woodis]
- Town to answer for Defect in Highways
- to warn Nath Billings for selling Drink. Wit Roger Draper William Cooksy
- Also Timothy Chandler & Jno Hide for taking tobacco Witness John Sules.
Lanca[s]t[er]. 2 Jurors. Goodm Serves Nathaniel Joslin[.]
-- Jno Tinken requests in behalf of town to be spared from services of Pettie Jurors - town 34 [thirty four] miles off

In both Wyman's original notes and in the on-line reproduction, much of the above appears as one long paragraph with some breaks. The relation of the parts to other parts is clearer in the original, but even there one has to pay attention to the slipshod presence or absence of periods, commas and long dashs. The latter are sometimes just used by Wyman to fill in the empty space on a line between the last word and the right margin! And in other cases, the long dash can indicate separate pieces of paper within a sub-folder within the the larger packet. I have made spelling changes such as "sufficiency" for "suficiency" but have not expanded abbreviations, especially Wyman's name abbreviations. For egregious errors made by the over-seas company, such as Saneaster for Lancaster, I have made silent corrections.

Now, here are some of the people of Concord caught up in all-too-human dramas, rather like us.

CONCORD REFERENCES FROM WYMAN'S ABSTRACTS
- THE SECOND FILE -

1648 Jan 16
Richard Hides of London, Sadlar, gives to Roger Spensor of Charlestown trader "in case he the said Richard dues in the state of a Bachelor" 2 houses in "Konkerd" [Ed. Note. Concord] & other property. Signed Richard Hides. Witnesses John Cutlare, John Johnson. At suit against Willard Exr of Hides.

1646 Nov 27
Richard Hides of Taunton, Sadler, put into the hands of Oliver Purchis of Taunton his property to keep in case he die a bachelor.

1653 June 6
Imperfect Letter signed by Pet: Bulkely - speaks of his cousin Barrett [Wyman note. Wife of Thomas] her husband's father Old Barret spoke of [RMG Note. Jacobus covers the details of this estate dispute involving a niece of PB's, her second husband, and a debt from the first husband in his magisterial The Bulkeley Genealogy.]

1654 7 mo. 5 [Sept. 5]
Writ agst Oliver Purchis Suit of Simon Willard Ext. of Will of Richard Hide

1654 7 mo. 5 [Sept. 5]
Simon Willard requests Mr Danforth to be his Attorney.

1647 1 mo. 8 [March 8]
Moses Wheate to Admr on Ambrose Martin's Estate of Concord

1654 Mar 23
Writ agst Robert Blood, Complaint of Samuel Hunt Slander (Concord).

1654 2 mo. 4 [April 4]
Testimony Thomas Wheeler to slauderous words

1654 2 mo. 4 [April 4]
Testimony Samuel Hosmer to same

1654 2 mo. 4 [April 4]
Testimony Tho Hinksman to same
Bill of Costs

1655 1st mo. 2nd [1656, March 2]
Testimony of Elizabeth Hunt of Concord aged about 55 {fifty five} years. About five or six [5 or 6] years ago went to Roger Draper's to see his daughter about three weeks after an Indian had abused her - the girls mother mentioned. No appearance of "penetrations". To this Mary Wheller [Wheeler] witnesses also. Aged about 30 {thirty years}. Elline Blood, aged aboutt 57 {fifty seven} years testified. The relation of Debora Draper aged about eleven {11} years to abuse of her by Pembassawa, Indian.

1656 12mo. 26nd [1657, February 26]
Roger Draper - Beating his wife. Joseph Dane confirmed.

1656 1mo. 21nd [1657, March 1]
Testimony, Roger Draper, about 68 {sixty-eight} years of age. Son Adam named.

1657 3mo. 22 [1657, May 22]
Concord--1 Jury man, Tho Brooks. Presentment of Roger Draper [for] beating his wife. Witness, James Blood. Signed James Hosmer, Thomas Wheeler, Constables.

1657 4 23 [1657, June 23] Concord - Roger Draper, beating his wife Witness James Blood.
Chelmsford for no returns of votes - Signed Edward Goffe.
Summons to Samuel Davis & wife

1658/9 March 14. ...
Concord. 2 Jurors: Willi Huntt [William Hunt] Henry Woodes [Henry Woodis]
- Town to answer for Defect in Highways
- to warn Nath Billings for selling Drink. Wit Roger Draper William Cooksy
- Also Timothy Chandler & Jno Hide for taking tobacco Witness John Sules.

1658. 10m. 28. [December 28]
Presentments. ... Concord for Defective ways &c.
-- Nathaniel Billings the younger for selling Drink. Witness. Roger Draper William Cooks.
-- Fourth Chandler for taking Tobacco Witness John Miles.

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DRAFT SECTION

Wyman - Court Files of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1649-1675

VOLUME 1

FOLDER 1

Envelope 1

1651 1651 8 - Presentment by Grand Jury of Thomas Arnall concy Baptism - Witnesses Robert Daniel Joseph Bemi All one page Presentman of John Warren for the like - Witnefses, Symon Grene (?) Deacon John Cooke dg (- Both Watertown Cases -) Presentments of Cambridge, Concord & Sudburie - Road Case

1650 Feb 19

Will Nathaniel Smith to Kinsman Thomas Edwards - sister Ruth Halford (?) & Mr John Nicholls - Cousin Nathaniel Edwards to unkle John Smith - sister Hannah Mellows to brother Samuel Fisher .. money in James Brown's hands. Date Feb 19, 1650.

In court Oct 28. 1651.

Attachment upon Nathl Edwards Admn of Nathl Smith Complt of Joseph Hills - signed John Wayt Two Bonds Nathl Edwards & James Oliver to Richard Waite - Marshall Returned by Richd Waite Bill of Costs Joseph Hills against Nath Edwards 6 1/2 Nathl Edwards charges for his lying prisoner from 29th November 1651 to 6th Apr 1652 - "for Mr George Corwin three days" -

1652.2.2. Attestation of Mrs Hannah Hills "that her bro, Smith tould her &c. Witnesses for Wayt Joseph Hills

1650.2.2 Richard Temple's complaint against Thomas Goble Sen & his son John for Assault.

No Date William Baker aged about 52 [fifty two] Testimony

1652.7.9 Writ agt Thomas & Alice Goble Complt of Richd Temple. Ri Temple's Bill of Costs. Mary Grisell named

No Date John Hall of Nashaway Dft's Bill of Costs - Suit of Harmon Garet & John Shawe Witnesses, John Drucker, 2 days from Boston Richard Smith Lawrence Walers from Nashaway Goodm Senton from Nashaway.

1651 1651 12 28 Venire 2 from Concord, Robert Meriam Joseph Wheeler

- The Second File -

In all 154 Papers in this file The Second File

1648 Jan 16 Richard Hides of London, Sadlar, gives to Roger Spensor of Charlestown trader "in case he the said Richard dues in the state of a Bachelor" 2 houses in "Konkerd" & other property Signed Richard Hides Witnesses John Cutlare, John Johnson at suit against Willard Exr of Hides. 1652 1652 Oct Testimony of Joseph Armitage Aged 53 [fifty three] years. x x x Testimony of Peter Palfrey

1653.11.3 Affidavit of Thomas Squires slander against Joseph Hills. Signed by the witnesses viz Tho Blancher, his mark Thomas Call John Upham Thomas Skinner Nathaniel Uppame 4th Allegation of speech against Mr Hills is "Mr Hills at his daughter Harris's wedding in the hearing of Mr Sims Brother Line, Lieutenant Wayte & others did say that his [Squires] wife must be his master and that since that speech of Mr Hills & by means thereof he never had quiet day with his wife

1653.4.10 Writ Nicholas Wood compt of Elizabeth Barett Admx of her husband Thomas.

1653.4.16 Bond signed by Nicholas Wood & Humphrey Atherton to Thomas Lake Dorchester x x x Joseph Hills, Petition concerning above.

1653 June 6 Imperfect Letter signed by Pet: Bulkely - speaks of his cousin Barrett [wife of Thomas] her husband's father Old Barret spoke of

1646 Dec 21 Acknowledgement of Debt from Nicholas Wood of Dorchester to Thomas Barret of Brantree Witnesses Edward Breeke Richard Collacot

1654.4.20 Thomas Goble aged about twenty [20] yrs on thereabouts that Richard Meeds told him that his kinsman henary was his servant

1654.4.20 John Goble about 25 [twenty five] years of age Testimony

28 1646 Nov 27 Richard Hides of Tauton, Sadler, put into the hands of Oliver Purchis of Tauton his property to keep in case he die a bachelor.

1654.7.5 Writ agst Oliver Purchis Suit of Simon Willard Ext. of Will of Richard Hide

1654.7.5 Simon Willard requests Mr Danforth to be his Attorney.

1647.1.8 [March 8, 1648]
Moses Wheate to Admr on Ambrose Martin's Estate of Concord

1654 Mar 23
Writ agst Robert Blood, Complaint of Samuel Hunt [re] Slander (Concord)

1654 2 4 [April 4, 1654] Testimony Thomas Wheeler to slauderous words
1654 2 4 [April 4, 1654] Testimony Samuel Hosmer to same
1654 2 4 [April 4, 1654] Testimony Tho Hinksman to same (No ages for all 3)
Bill of Costs

1653/4 Mar 24 Summons to John Blood - for refusing the Oath of Fidelity.

Fourth File

1655.1.2
Testimony of Elizabeth Hunt of Concord aged about 55 [fifty five] years. About five or six [5 or 6] years ago went to Roger Draper's to see his daughter about three weeks after an Indian had abused her - the girls mother mentioned No appearance of "penetrations". To this Mary Wheller witnesses also. Aged about 30 [thirty years. Elline Blood aged aboutt 57 [fifty seven] years testified. The relation of Debora Draper aged about eleven [11] years to abuse of her by Pembassawa, Indian.

1654 1654 Nov 29
Letter to Rolfe Mouseall att Charlestowne to "Loveing brother" &c Concerning "a made" placed as an aprentis by Major Willard & myself with her paroanse consent Wm Jay named. Signed Richard Griffin Baptize Smedly from Concord

1654.1.14
From Concord William Hunt & James Blood Jurymen - Ensigne Wheeler Witneses

1655 7 10
Writ agst Edw Burt. Suit Zechary Long served by Edward Bulkely

1655 Dec 22 Bill of Costs.

No Date Charges of fourteen persons for training Charlestown. Mr Bunker John Fownell Tho Perse Malden. Wm Bracken Henrie Redding Wm Manton Sudbury Hen Rice Watertown. Edward Garrett John Eddie Wm Basham Cambridge Joseph Cooke Edw Edminster, Edw: Concord Wm Hunt Woburn Wm Person Oakes

Synopsis of Fifth File

[ circa 1656 May ]
No Date
Petition of William Hunt Robert Merriam Joseph Wheeler James Blood George Wheeler James Hosmer George Heaward John Smedly. Robert Fletcher Henry Woodis Moses Wheate William Heart-well Thomas Wheeler Thomas Batman Thomas Brown John Held Roggar Drapare Baptis Smedlye "in behalf of the rest" Inhabitants of Concord concerning the building of Two Bridges

1656.8.8
Testimony of Daniel Deane Aged about 26 [twenty six] years coney a Mare. "and my brother John Gobell was by" Buttrick of Concord to answer the Church of Concord in a case between William Aline & the children of Thomas Atkinson

1658 1658 8 8
Writ against Richard French Complt of Thomas Lake Attorney to William Tanner of Coyehall in Old England - Debt

1656 1656 9 10
Writ agst Goods of Richard French late of Concord in hand of Henry Ambrose of Boston. Suit of Thos Danforth for Debt

1656 1656 10 22
Richard French of Concord is notified that 50 Shillings due to him from Henry Ambrose of Boston is attached at Suit of Thomas Danforth This warrant was read at the House of where Richard French lately dwelt at Concord Witness, William Hale.

1656 1656 June 12
Writ agst Wm Burton Concord Suit of Henry Witherington of Dorchester.

1656 1656 June 14
William Burton of Concord Recog: to answer Henry Withington

Venires

1656 1656 Nov 20
Concord - 1 Juryman - Robert Fletcher Town to a answer for defect in Watch house Witness Timothy Wheeler.

1656 1656 Nov 20
Watertown - 3 Jurymen Edward Garfield Samuel (?) Church Roger Willington Thomas Gleason Presented. The Town to answr for Defect in Bridge at Beaver Brook. Witnesses. Jno Stone Thomas Hasleings Richard Santle Isaack Stearns

1656 1656 Nov 20
Malden 1 Juryman Will Bucknam Town to answer for defect in Highway near Tho Sindes towards Redding. Jo Sprage deputed to answer

1656 1656 Nov 20
Charlestown Jurymen - Ensigne Hude Solomon Phipps Wm Bonto (?) Edward Drunker Thomas Gool Thomas Brigden Robert Cutter William Stitson.

1656 1656 Nov 20
Sudbury Juryman Edward Rice Thomas Noys Cleark of.

1656 1656 Nov 20
Redding Juryman Robarte Burnap Juner Town to answer Defect in Pound Witnefs Jonas Eaton & e.

1656 1656 Nov 20
Cambridge & Jurymen. John Hastings Jon Illegible Phillip Cooke (?). John to Answer for Defect in Bridge near Richard Woodes house.

1656 1656 Nov 20
Woburn Juryman John Wiman. Elizabeth wife of George Polly presented for reserving swine from the Pound. Francis Whitmore's boy for assisting her Witnesses A Converse Michael Sepingwell Elizabeth Fuller Ensign Carter. Town to answer for a Defect in Minottime Bridge.

[SIXTH FILE]
1650 Feb 19
Kinsman Thomas Edwards Sister Ruth Halford to John Nichols to cousin Nathaniel Edwards to uncle John Smith - money in James Brown's hands - to Sister Hannah Mellows to Brother Samuel Mandle to sister Mandly Proceedings thereon - written indistinctly

1657 4 23
Testimony of Thomas Holland Aged [twenty two] 22 find for Debt Bill of Costs John King of Way month foure [4] days Thomas Holland of Dorchester 3 Days [3] Presentments - Thomas Gould, Baptism case also Seaborne Buchelder (maiden name) now wife of John Cromwell with child 4 months before Marriage. Witness Tho Pearse Samuel Davis & wife late of Charlestown Suspension of formeation witness John Prescott Cambridge Mr Dunster prosecuted for not bringing in his child to baptism. The town to answer for defective Road near John Jaylor's house. Watertown Christopher Grant presented for frequenting the house of Goody Smith Witnesses Tho Smith & wife & James Knop Judbury Presented James Roase & Mary dau of Thomas Goodenough for formeation Witness William Ward, Saneaster presented for Defective returns of Votes Witness James Blood. Concord - Roger Draper, beating his wife Wilness James Blood. Chelmsford forno returns of notes - Signed Edward Goffe.

1656 1656 12
26 Testimony of Adam Draper aged about twentie [20] years - To his fathers case of beating his wife.

1656 12 26
Deposition of John Bellows his wife concerning Roger Draper Beating his wife Joseph Dane confirmed

1657 1657 3 22
Concord 1 Jury man Tho Brooks Presentment of Roger Draper beating his wife Witness, James Blood Signed James Hosmer Thomas Wheeler Costables.

Seventh File

1656.2.23 Whereas Le John Slater Son of John Slater of Surrey Teltmaker was brought over as an Apprentee and has been wronged by being sold to one and another -

A requisition signed Riv Bellingham Depy Gov. to Thos Wheeler James Hosmer Constables of Concord

1656 1656 No 2 Venires 1/9 1/2
Charlestown 4 Jurers Old Goodman Perse Jacob Greene Goodin Bulard. Gaudy James. .... Sudbury. 2 Jurors, Willm Ward Jnr Haynes. Redding. 2 Jurors, Thomas Parker Jonath Poole Constable John Smith to answer a Presentment Isaacke Hart to be fined. Billerien. 2 Jurors. Rulph Hill Senr Henry Jerffer Town to answer for not bringing in proxies. Rulph Hill Sen & John Parker her deputed to answer it. Chemsford 2 Jurors. Edward Kemp William Fletecher Town to answer not bringing in Proxies. Watertown. 4 Jurors, Michell Baisto John Swermore Elias Baron. John Bigolo, the late Constable Saml Hosier to be warned to answer for non payt of a fine Concord 2 Jurors Well Bultrick Sargent Blood Moses Wheate late Constable to the warned for not paying fine Combridge 4 Jurors. Edin Goffe Jno Sudman Thomas Benle Thomas Fox Woburn 2 Jurors Richard Gardiner Francis Whitmore on other side of paper is written Edward Johnson Edward Convers John Marsell Commissioners, also Thomas Peirce late constable & Answer. Mauldon 2 Jurors, John Noham, Robt Berder The late Constable Cns Jno Spraque to Answer.

1658, 4m 16 Thomas Dane of Concord, Joyner Contracts to put over his servant Thomas Chestman [aged] about eleven [11] years in the third month last on the [torn] day of said month unto Thomas Welsh of Charlestown, husbandman for seven years [7]. Witnesses John Upham John Part- The said Thomas had been bound to Dane by the officers of Cranbrook Hent for sixteen [16] years or till he attain the age of 21 [twenty one] years.


9 - Venires

1657 1657.4.2 Chelmsford 1 Juror Joseph Parker to answer for not finishing Bridge
E Watertown 3 Jurors Mitchell Bears to John Bisere William Perry
Woburn 1 Juror John Rufell
Sudbary 1 Juror John Parmenter Jr, Henry Rice warned to appear
Radding 1 Juror John Meyley, Isaack Hart to appear.
Charlestown, 3 Jurors Robert Cutter William Dadye James Browne. Thos Goold & Wm Baker to appear.
Malden 1 Juror Jock Jenkins.
Cambridge 2 Jurors Thomas Suctuman Thomas Sanghorne
Town to answer for defective Highway
Concord, 1 Juror, Obadiah Wheeler

1657 1657 Oct 6. Hugh Mason Edward Goodnow & Wm Stilson appointed Arbiters of Concord Bridge case

- Venires -

1658 1658 Sept 1 58. Concord 1 Juror, Thos Stow

1658 1658 20m 1 Chartestown, 3 jurors Wm Alen Saurens Dous, John Cutler
Concord 1 Juror, John Scotchford
Cambridge, 3 Jurors, Robert Holmes, John Walson Walter Hastings
Watertown, 3 Jurors, Ellis Baron William Bond John Sivermore
Malden, 2 Jurors James Green Willm Brakenbury
Redding, 1 Juror Walter Edmands

No Date John Tinker asks to be excused pan Grand Jury.

Eighth file

1656 1656-1-21 Roger Draper, Testimony about 68 (sixty 96 eight) years of Age son Adam named

1659 1659-1m. 28 Testimony of Richard Griffin Aged about 67 (sixty seven) & Wille Buttrick aged about 43 (forty three) what Willie Aline of Concord bought a house of John Strange in London

???? 1659 1659 1m last day. Testimony Willi Cookes. Aged about 20 (twenty) years Nathaniel Billings named

- Venires -

1658 1658/9 March 14. Cambridge 2 Jurors. Ri: Jackson Jno Ferrington. Gilbert Crack bone Willm Towne. Mr. Stedman Bro Robbins Bro Frances More Jun to Answer for Highway Joseph Bradish warned to Answer for taking tobacco Ed Oakes Tho Oaks Witnesses.
Redding 2 Jurors. Nicholas Brown & Edward Taylor Town to answer for want of a Pound
Chelmsford. 2 Jurors James Parker Samel Bloghead Town to answer for want of a Pair of Stocks. Jno & Nath Shipley of Jno Shipley for lying & Jno Jr for breaking Tho Hinksman's House.
Woburn, 2 jurors. Henry Brooks. Henry Baldwin 99 Increase Wm warned for speaking contemptuously of Magistrates. Witnesses Francis Woman & Jno Ted also John Knight for annoying the highway with a ban to - also Ralph Read & George Read's wife warned to appear - Francis Wiman & Robt Peiree for forfeiture of Bond Witeness Wm Locke Jno Johnson & Timothy Heale Michal Bacon Thos Feirer forfeiture of Bonds
Charlestown. 4 Jurors Robert Cutter Thomas Brigden sent. Robt Chalkley. Thomas Rand Richard Londen to Answer for tnon's Defeat in Highway
Sudbury. 2 Jurors. Deason Farmenter, Peter Noyes Towne to answer Defect in Road
Maulden. 2 Jurors. Ens John Sprague Tho Green sent who with Jo: Noyte are to Answr Defect in Highway
Watertown. 4 Jurors. Samuel Thatcher Thomas Underwood Joseph Morse Roger Willington. Town to answer for separating the Rams from the Eaves. Witenss Henry Bright. Jno Warren Sen to be warned for not attending Publique meetings witness Hen Bright Tho Hastings. Town to answer for suficiency of Stocks - Return made - "Ould Warren is not in town"

Concord. 2 Jurors. Willi Huntt Henry Woodes - Town to answer for Defect in Highways - to warn Nath Billings for selling Drink Wit Roger Draper William Cooksy - Also Timothy Chandler & Jno Hide for taking tobacco Witness John Sules.

Lancartu. 2 Jurors. Goodm Serves Nathaniel Joslin Jno Tinken requests in behalf of town to be spared from services of Pettie Jurors - town 34 [thirty four] miles off

1632 3. 1632 Nov 7. Copy of General Court Records Winthrop's Sands

1659 1659.2m4d. Barnabas Davis Testimony Aged about 60 (sixty) years or thereabouts
Thomas Wydeler Aged about 40 (forty) confirmed. Winthrops fence

1659 1659.2m 6. Presentments. Thomas Gold - Baptism case - Witnesses Thomas Brigden & Robberd Cutler - - -
Concord. For Defect of way. Witness John Parker
Lancaster. For want of Weights & Measures.
Witness William Lewis. Also Defect in Highway Witness Will Lewis. - - -
Concord Defect in Bridge. Wit John Parmente Senr
John Kendall if Cambridge for milkins Mr Corlitts Cow in ye night. Signed William French foreman

1659 1659 June 1. Watertown 3 Jurors John Coolidge George Woodward Joseph Bennes

Cambridge. 3 Jurors Samuel Andrews Thomas Long horne John Walson - John Kendall to Answer & c

Charlestown. 3 Jurors. Solomon Flupps Michill Nutt Richard Glower - Thomas Goold to Answer Woburn. 1 Juror John Seer Concord. 1 Juror John Wheeler. Town to Answer Defect of Road Lancaster. No Juror. Town to Answer Defect of Road Wit. Wm Lewis Redding. 1 Juror Samuel Duntin

1658 4 #4 1658. 10m. 28.
Presentments. Charlestown for a 102 1/2 Defective Highway near Carrington's & Palsgrave.
Cambridge Defective Highway near Jonathan & Samuel Hides near James Prentiss & Mr. Pelham Witnesses Henry Bright of Edward Oakes. Abra Howill indicted for Sodom with a servant boy living with Edward Hall Witness Hall & his Wife. Joseph Bradish indicted for taking tobacco. Witnesses, Edward & Thomas Oakes. William Roe for being Drunk Witnesses John Stedman & Thomas Classon the younger
Watertown, the Selectmen indicted for not putting the Rams from the flock of Sheep in due season. Witness Henry Bright. George Woodward indicted Witness Robert Homes of Cambridge. John Warren the Elder for neglect of Worship WItness Henry Bright & John Hastings.
Sudbury for Defective ways.

Concord for Defective ways &c. Nathaniel Billings the younger for selling Drink. Witness. Roger Draper William Cooks. Timonthy Chandler for taking Tobacco Witness John Miles.

Chelmsford Want of Stocks Defective Highway John & Nath Shipley -
Billeriea for Defective ways & c. W
obum John Knight & increase Winn presented Redding for want of Pound Maulden for Defective Ways Medford for same Sergt Thomas Live presented. Henry Livenaway servt with John Bunker for abusing his late master Peter Tufts Wit. Thomas Mudge & his wife.

1659 1659 Certificate of Births, M & Deaths in Concord

No Date. Petition of Magor Willard. Tho: Atkinson late of Concord came out of England about 25 (twenty five) years since - left an Estate in England left widow who married Willi Almie [{Allen}] the tayler & three daughters. Robt Tillison & Robt Atkinson in England named.
Bill of Costs
Bill of Costs
Bill of Costs

- Venires -

- Jacob Farrar Const: Hesq. Sept.10. Sanchaster. 1 Juror John Moore
Sudbury. 1 Juror Sergent Ruddake

Concord 1 Juror Sergent Willi Busse

Malden 1 Juror. Insine Sprague
Redding 1 Juror. Thomas Hartshorne
Cambridge 3 Jurors. Gilbard Brakbon Robert Parker David Fiske
Watertown. 3 Jurors. Samuel Hosher Richard Beeres William -
Charlestown. 2 Jurors Joshua Edmonds Saml Carter
Chelmsford. 1 Juror Samuel Foster

8 #8 p 161. Division of Robert Hale's to John & Saml Mary wife of Edw Wilson & Johanna. Estate situated near James Barret - Ward - Thrumble - John Palmer & Roger Else.

1660 #1 - Ninth File - 1660.

Venires

1659 1659/60. 1m 15. Charlestown. 4 Jurors Mr Johnson Edwd Carmton Faithful Rouse. John Pentiecost Capt Norton Soft R Sprague sent to court to Answer the Towns Indictment - Paul Wilson indicted Woburn. 2 Jurors John Winan Edward Convers Capt Johnson & Ens Carter summoned coney Estate of the Brethren of Wm Green Decr Billerica. 2 Jurors. George Furley Ralphe Hill Jr Jonathan Danforth to Answer for town. Redding. 2 Jurors. Tachary Fitts George Davis. summons for the Wife of Jno Rendall, the wife of Jno Baleman Witnesses against James Kempson Billerica. Warrant for 2 Jurors. Town to Answr for Roads Watertown. 4 Jurors Charles Chaddock Mihell Bastowe Ellise Barran Thomas Faning Cambridge. 4 Jurors. John Stedman John Cooper John Sheapard John Watson. Richard Jaeson to Answer for town coney Bridges Sudbury. Wm Ward Josiah Hayne. 2 Jurors. Maulden. 2 Jurors. Thomas Synde. Thomas Skinner Joseph Hills to answer for Town coney Bridges. Chelmsford. 2 Jurors. Abraham Parker Thomas Hinksman - James Parker to appear as witness.

Concord. 2 Jurors John Smedly Moses Wheat

116 1660 1660. Apr 3

Verdicts for Atkinson Dept. for Joseph Cooke and for Russell - William - Barret & - Smith - David - Gleson - Holman an Plaintiffs - for Sternes - for Gibson Deffts. in the Holman case John Gibson Junrs & knowledgt

1660 #6. 1660 2m 3 Presentments Bharlistown want of a Bridge near Thomas Abraham Smith's & Defect of Road Cambridge for Want of Pound - Watertwon for Defective Road Concord Want of Water house &e

1660 1660 May 30. Petition by Edward Carrington.

1660 1660. June 11 Concord & Juror John Haywood

Watertown 3 Jurors John Wicherell John Warren John Haman. Town to Answer Defect of Road Cambridge 3 Jurors, Edward Shepond Gilbert crackbone Will man. Sudbury 1 Juror Sargent Woods. Malden 1 Juror William Brackenbume Woburn 1 Juror Isac Cole

1660 Sept 25. Capt Tho Marshall Richl Griffin Thomas Brookes chosen Commissioners for Concord Signed William Hunt John Scotchford Constables.

1660 #10. 1660. July.15 Rape committed by Thomas Dublet an Indian upon Elizabeth Stow aged 7 [seven] years Dawn of Nathaniel Testimony of Mary How, her mark of Concord Aged about forty [40] Thomasen Wheat her mark Aged about forty five [45] Confirmed

1660 1660 .7.24 T. constable of Watertown Summons for James Bernard Timothy Hawkins Hunnah Bright Mary Bernard Mary Beers Marthars Alary Sher man daughters of Ensign Sherman Hester Hoysden Hannah Elizabeth Sternes Mehitabell Johnson Sarah Barron - to Answer for lascivions meeting together at the general training last at Cambridge both in y ordinary and at the Colledge among some of yr Studt - Hawks (at Concord) Jainler (at Boston) & Barnard not found

1660 1660. 7.24 To Constable of Concord Summons to Nathaniel of Johannah Bowman - as above

1660 1660. 7.22 Testimony of Mary Mason aged abt 19 [nineteen] shel with her littell brother & sister being at the ordinary in Cambridge saw Gershom Hill of Malden & the others in the writ &e &e Testimony of Sarah Beatson about 17 [seventeen] years of Age - Testimony of John Page aged about 30 [thirty] years saw the party at Andrew Belehers - they drank wine Testimony of Samuel Sternes aged 22 [twenty two] had Sarah Boatson in his lapp. Capt Mason this Bond

1660 1660. 7m 22 Testimony of John Fleming aged about 18 [eighteen] was at the new Indian Coledge at Samuel Symonds Chamber saw Mary the daughter of Enan Thomas his wife of Boston & Mary Mason & the others. There was a skirmish at the Gate - He had the daughter in law of Enan Thomas by the hand Samuel Goff became Bound. Testimony of John waite of Watertown aged about 26 [twenty six] years was in the company of Andrew Belcher's daughter & servant Green's daughter at the Campe in the field saw psons from there on of them named Jonks - Samuel Thacher became Bound

1660 1660 7m 22 Mary Mason further examined. Was at a Chamber of one of the Scholars Bezaleel Sherman. One of Maj Willards Sons with others there. Sarah Boatson further examined

1660 1660. 8m 2. John Fleming Confessed

1660 1660. 8m 2. John Winter Confessed

1660 1660. 8m 2. James Bernard Confessed

1660 1660. 8m 2. John Page Confessed

1660 1660. 8m 2. Samuel Sternes confessed

No Date Nathaniel Bowman Confessed

No Date Elizabeth Beleker's Testimony (no age) "Christopher web drummer, of Billemen came to Andrew Beleher's Arbor singing & making an meivit noise, Testimony of Thomas Danforth confirmd

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1661 1661 March 25 Writ agst Wm Simons Suit of Artillery Co at Boston for Tresspass at lands off the Co betwist Concord & Cambridge the Co belwist Another

1661 1661 March. 25 Writ agst Michael Bacon same suit Capt & Hutchinson Capt Jas Oliver Cornet Peter Oliver Sergt Wm Cotton Opinions & Arguments above case

1661 1661. 2-2. Petition of Robert Fletcher of Concord "in the name of the rest" coney Wm Borden Briekmaker warned out of John and came back again "with that he calls his wife"

Venires

1660 1660/1 1.14 Billerica 2 Jurors Thomaas Foster John Rogers Jonathan Danforth & George Farley to Answers concey Highway. Cambridge. 4 Jurors Edward Oakes John Fessenden John Shepard Thomas Sweatman Concord 2 Jurors Robert Flelcher Ens Joseph Wheeler ye Chelmsford 2 Jurors, Wm Fletcher Jacob of Parker Lancaster 2 Jurors Thomas Wheeler & Maulden 2 Jurors James Greene Joseph Hills Redding 2 Jurors John Bacheler John Butters Sudbury 2 Jurors Sargr Rudock Daken Parmenter Watertown 4 Jurors Decan Stone Goodw Coolidge the Elder Joseph Morse the Elder Geo Woodward Woburn 2 Jurors Saml Walker Robert Perse

1661 1661 June 24 Petition of Concord people coney Wm Burden signed Robert Meriam Robert Fletcher Thomas Brooks George Wheeler James Hosmer Wm Buttrick Presentments. Charlestown for Defect of Wags Watertown for want of Stocks Concord County Prison deficient Woburn want of a School master Redding want of Stocks & Pound Malden Walter Power indicted Billerica. Defective way Thomas Lowell Presented coney an Indian who had stolen. Billerica 1 Juror Jon a Danforth & he to Answer for

1661 June 3 1661 the Presentment of the town Cambridge 2 Jurors Robert Holmes Robt Stedman Mr Stedman to Answer for his efficiency of the House of Correction Charlestown 3 Jurors Matter Edmunds Edward Carrington Thomas Brigden John Penticost to Answer Defect of Roads Chelmsford 1 Juror James Fiske - Thos Sowell Indicted for selling Drink Concord 1 Juror John Simedly Maulden 1 Juror John Wayte Redding 1 Juror Thomas Taylor Town to Answer Want of Stocks Sudbury 1 Juror Sargent Woods Watertown 3 Jurors Good Hatherill & Abraham Sow , Town to Answr Wans of Stocks Woburn 2 Jurors Isak Cole Willian Johnson John to Answer for Want of Schoolmaster

Venires

1661 1661 Sept 9.
Bellerieu 1 Juror Spt Wm French
Cambridge - 2 Jurors Gilbert Crackborn David Fiske
Concord 1 Juror Thos Stow
Chelmsford 1 Juror Henry Parrocke

1661 1661 Sept 9
Marlboro. 1 Juror. John How
Mauldon 1 Juror Thomas Green Junior
Redding 1 Juror James Pike
Sudbury 1 Juror John Parmculer Sergt
Watertown 2 Jurors Joseph Store Goodm Deny
Woburn 1 Jurors John Russell

1661 1661 9 6 Summons to Andrew Pittyme Indian suit Tho Pogun Indian for Debt

Elevanth file 1662 138

141 1/2 1662. Apr 1. Thomas Brooks George Wheeler James Hosmer, Concord Petition of Robert Myriam to sell Drink. .

No Date Presentments.
Charlestown Bemamen Blackman Disturb -ing Abraham Smith & family - Town for Defective way
Medford - Defective way.
Cambridge Defective way
Watertown-John Warren-Absence from Worship
Concord Defective way &c Woburn Ens Carter's Daut. resening Stoine of Thomas Dutton.
Reading John Wilson for Challenging Thomas Clarke to fight-
Malder-Ralph Shepard of Abraham Hell & Joseph Hill trespassing on Road-
Billerica. Defective Way -
Chelmsford for same Sankastin Want of Werghts & Measuers, Marthac. Want of Pound.

1661 1661 Dec 1. Mhemad wife Johnson & Joseph Nelson Preseuted Vemires.
Billerica. 1 Juror. Wm Hamlet of Offences noted
Cambridge. 4 Jurores John Stedman Richard Jackson Gilbert Grackbone- Th Green
Charlestown 2 Jurors Robert Cutter & Saml Adams.
Chalmsford 2 Jurors. Edward Spalden John Waite.
Concord 2 Jurors. Obadiah Wheeler Tho Stow
Laneaster 2 Jurors Roger Somner Nath Josline
Marlboro 1 Juror Surgent Farly.
Maulden 2 Jurors. John Upham James Greene
Redding 2 Jurors. George Danie Tho & Sendall
Sudbury. 1 Juror John Toll.
Watertown. 4 Jurors John Livermore John Lawrence Henery Spring John Coolidge Jr
Woburn 2 Jurors John Wright Richard Gardner.

1662 1662 April 1
Presentments Charlestown John Betts for Entertaining Quakes
Cambridge for Defective Road-Malden-illegible
Chemsford Henry Boutwell abusing his wife Wit: Wm Farwell Mr Fletcher mark. Other toward "nothing".
Venires
Billerica, 1 Juror John Parker.
Cambridge 2 Jurors Thomas Sivstman John Shepard
Charlestown 2 Jurors Mills Nutt Thomas Stevens.
Chelmsford 1 Juror Robt Proctor,
Concord 1 Juror Thos Fuller
Sancasta 1 Juror Jeremiah Rogers
Mawlden 1 Juror Abraham Hill Redding 1 Juror Tho Burnap
Sudbury 1 Juror Edw Rice
Watertown 2 Jurors Garret Church John Frayne W
oburn 1 Juror Jonas Converse
10 #10, Sale William Roberts to Rowland Layhome

1662 1662. 7m 26 Test: Rodger Chandler [Very good sig:] aged 22 [twenty two] Servant and Ben Eaton this mark aged about 23 [twenty three] years coney firing at Cambridge

1641 8. 25 Copy John Humphery. Deed to Increase Nowell Wit Rov: Thompson John Bulkly.

1662 1662. Dec. 15. Petitioin John Paine from Concord Division Jonathan Padlfoot's Estate. 4 small chrn Aged 8, 6, 4, 2, eldest son Jonathan - the widow remarried

1642 1642, 4d 10m - Vinires - Cambridge 3 Jurors John Shepard - Richard Greens (?) Thos Swatman
Charlestown, 3 Jurors Faithfakowse Joshua Ted John Whittemore
Concord, 1 Juror John Swedly. Maulden 1 Juror John Sprague
Redding, 1 Juror Eaton Sudbury, 1 Juror Henry Rice.
Watertown 3 Jurors, Goodm Perry, Shattuck & Nathan Coolidge
Woburn 2 Jurors Henry Brooks Michael Bacord.

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Venires

1663 1663 1m 18. Cambridge. 4 Jurors Edward Oakes Thomas Cheshtlme John Willey Walter Hastings
Charlestown 4 Jurors Thomassines William Daudey John Trumball Edward Wilson.
Concord 2 Jurors James Blood & James illeg
Groton 2 Jurors, James Parker & John Page
Lancaster 2 Jurors John Rogers Edmund Parker
Malden 2 Jurors John Green Sazarus Grover
Marlbury .2 Jurors William Ward Henry Kerly
Redding. 2 Jurors. Thos Parker Thomas Town (?)
Sudbury. 2 Jurors. John Grawh Thomas Read
Watertown, 4Jurors. Barstow Charles Chadick John Whitney . Joseph Benis
(Abraham Shepherd & his farher to be summoned at Malden)

1663 1663.4.8. Billerien. 1 Juror. Millian Tay,
Cambridge 2 Jurors. Robt Stedman John Green.
Charlestown. 3 Jurors. Randall Nichols John Fonel.
John Roy & wife - Fornication
Chelmsford 1 Juror Jacob Parker.
Coneord 1 Juror Sargt Thos Wheeler.
Manlder 1 Juror Thos call.
Redding 1 Juror Saml Dunton.
Sudbury 1 Juror Jonas Hayne.
Watertown 2 Jurors John Saiven Saml & John Coolidge for
Oborne. 1 Juror Saml Walker.

1663 1663.May.25. Inquest on Samuel Betman of Concord Age fiffteen (?) [15] yrs going into the River with brother Thomas & Thomas Brown aged about eleven [11] Baptize smedly & Elizabeth Hunt were near gurors Robert Fleteher Thomas Shawe George Meryom Thomas Brown Dollas Davis Richard Temple Baptist Smedly Nathaniel Ball William Butrick John Neall Josiah Wheller Samuell Davis.

1663 1663 7 24 Billerica 1 Juror John Parker. /
Concord 1 Juror John Swedly
Cambridge 2 Jurors Tachary Hicks Walter Hastins.
Chelmsford - 1 Juror Wm Harlow (?) John Blanchard Gr Juryman named
Charlestown 2 Jurors George Fowll & John Smith
Marlbury 1 Juror Abraham Syon
Sudbury 1 Juror John Hall /
Malden 1. Apraham Hills
Woburn 1. Thos Peers Watertown 2. Mick Bustow Chas Chadock.

1663 1663 5m 1. Paper concg Saml Davis Agreet.

1663.9.26. Writ Town of Groton vs. Saml Davis coney the non payment of money.

1663 1663.Dec 12 Test Richard Sawtell concy above

1663 1663 Oct 9 John Davis of Sum Agreement with John Blood Wit. James Bloody & James Blood

1663 1663.9.27. Writ. John Blood vs John Davis of Sum

1663 1663.10.15. Test: Simon & Saml Davis & Robert Blood

1663 1663.10.15. Test: James Blood Sen & James Blood Jr

1663 1663.10.15. Test: James Knap & John Pady concy Saml Davis

1663 1663.10.15. Verdicts for the Piffs in Trumbals Action in Blood's Action & Davis of Groton's case

1663 1663 Nov.16. Writ. John Jones vs Wages of John Pike in hands of John Song.

1663 1663 Dec 9. Selectman of Concord Warning agst Nathl Cane

1663 1663.10.22. Writ Jno Blood vs Jno Davis.

1663 1663 Dec.15. Differences betiv: Lft Richard Cooke of Baston Merchant & Jno Hoare of Concord Atty of Daniel Hoare of Hull in Old England Jno Wisivall Thomas Brattle John Richards of Boston Arbiters.

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1663 1663.10.5. Woburn 2 Jurors Lft Carter & John Brooks
David Come & Jno Farrer as Witnesses agst M Baron Jr Hany Somers warned for living from his wife. Wm Butter Judicial - Nath Cane warned for contemptous words on the sabbath.

End of 12th File.

[End of Wyman, Volume 1.]