SOLDIERS

IN

KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 23, Part III 

The following paper, the original of which is preserved among the papers of the late Mr. Lemuel Shattuck, gives the list of those who were at Blackpoint just before the surrender:

A list of ye names of ye Inhabitants at Blackpoint Garrison

Octo: 12th 1676.

Daniell Moore

John Tenney

In ye Garison. Henry Brookin

-

Nathaniell Willett

Charles Browne

Edward Hounsell

-

Hampton and Salsbery Soldiers

-

Francis Sholet

-

In ye hutts wth Anthony Roe out ye Garison Thomas Bickford but Joyning Robert Tydey to it.

Richard Moore

James Lybbey

John Lybbey

Samuell Lybbey

Anthony Lybbey

George Taylor

James Ogleby

Dunken Chessom

William Sheildin

John Vickers

Rrd Basson

Rort Eliott

Francis White

Richard Honywell

John Howell

Living musket Ralphe Heison

shot Matthew Heyson

fr. ye Garison. Joseph Oliver

Christopher Edgecome

John Edgecome

Micael Edgecome

Robert Edgecome

Living three Henry Elkins

muskett John Ashden

shott fr. ye Johne Warrick

Garison. Goodman Luscome

Tymothy Collins

Andrew Browne, Senior

Andrew Browne

John Browne

Joseph Browne

William Burrage

Ambrose Bouden, Constable

Tho: Cumming

John Herman

Samuell Okeman, Senior

Samuell Okeman

John Elson

Peter Hincson

Symond Hincson

Ricd Willin

John Symson

Tho: Cleauerly

John Cocke

Rrd Burrough

-

A list of ye names of those yt ware prest by Vertue of Capt. Harthornes order to be for ye service of ye Garison of ye Inhabitants afforesaid.

Francis Shealett

Edward Hounslow

James Oglebey

John Cocke

Daniell Moore

Dunken Chesson

Richard Burrough

William Burrage

It is probable that the surrender of the fort at Blackpoint was a great surprise to Capt. Scottow, as it was considered by all absolutely secure, and was at the time well supplied and amply garrisoned; doubtless the cause of the desertion was the long-suppressed discontent of the people, and their panic at the approach of the large body of Indians which their fears magnified to an army. Capt. Scottow did not rest content with his defeat, however, as we see by the following item at the session of the General Court, October 25, 1676, some twelve days after the disaster.

Whereas Joshua Scottow is now sending forth a smale vessell or two wth company for the discovery of the state of the fort at Black Point, and transport of what may be there recoverable either of his or any of the inhabitants, it is ordered, that the said vessells and persons by him sent shall be & hereby are exempted from impresse upon any of the countrys imploy; and Bartholomew Tipping being commended as a fitt person to take the charge of such as are to land, in case he shall judge the place tenable, he shallbe & hereby is impowered to impresse the company now sent, and any other of the inhabitants, or any other persons which maybe there found, to looke after plunder or their owne estates, and to defend & keepe the place from the enemy untill further order; and the said Scottow hath liberty to impresse some inhabitants of Black Point who lye latent, he, the said Scottow, carrying it on at his oune charge.

Sometime in November, Mugg having surrendered himself and the Indians having withdrawn, Capt. Scottow regained his fort, and Sergt. Bartholomew Tippen and soldiers, and many of the inhabitants, remained there, and more returned in the Spring. While our eastern towns from Portsmouth to Saco were kept in constant fear by frequent attacks by skulking bands, Blackpoint was not troubled until May 13th, 1677, when a great body of the enemy appeared before the garrison, and at once made a resolute onset upon it, apparently feeling assured of victory. But they had now to deal with a different man than before; Sergt. Bartholomew Tippen was now in command, and conducted a gallant defence during three days, in which time but three of his soldiers were killed; on the 16th the Sergeant himself made a fine shot, by which one of the leaders (supposed, at the time, to be "Simon," but afterwards found to be the celebrated "Mugg") fell, by which loss of their chief they were so disheartened that they withdrew, part to wards the Kennebec, the rest toward Piscataqua and York, where they did some injury, of which and their next attack upon Blackpoint, the next chapter, taking up the operations of Capt. Benjamin Swett, will give some account.

Credited under Capt. Scottow

January 25, 1675-6

Samuel Ryall

01

01

04

Daniel Lancton, Corp'l.

04

04

00

Eben Ingolsby

03

12

00

George Gregory

03

12

00

Moses Richardson

03

12

00

John Newman

03

12

00

Henry Berrisford

03

12

00

Roger Jones

03

12

00

Charles Duckworth

03

12

00

Andrew Cload

03

12

00

Owen Jones

03

12

00

Thomas Hobson

03

12

00

William Howard

03

12

00

John Slead

03

12

00

Benjamin Wardall

03

12

00

Thomas Skellito

03

12

00

Thomas Hawes

03

12

00

John Newton

03

12

00

Samuel Walker

03

12

00

Alexander Johnson

03

12

00

February 19, 1675-6

Bartholomew Tippin

03

12

00

Thomas Barber

02

08

00

Nathaniel Willett

02

08

00

Edward Milton

02

08

00

Robert Tydye

02

08

00

Ebenezer Winter

02

08

00

Peter Odrigoe

02

08

00

Samuel Johnson

02

08

00

John Baker

02

08

00

Timothy Cunnell

02

08

00

John Lowell

02

08

00

Ezekiel Hamlin

02

08

00

Peter Mallandy

02

08

00

Thomas Maddis

02

08

00

James Ogleby

02

08

00

James Barber

02

08

00

Richard Huneywell

02

08

00

William Darby

02

08

00

Samuel Baker

02

08

00

March 24th, 1675-6

Samuel Johnson

02

14

00

April 24, 1676

Thomas Barber

03

18

00

Peter Malardino

03

09

04

June 24, 1676

John Baker

04

16

00

Bartholomew Tippin

09

09

00

Thomas Barber

02

02

00

Peter Odrego

01

04

00

Francis Sholett

06

00

00

Timothy Conhill

06

00

00

Nathaniel Willet

06

00

00

Edward Milton

02

03

08

James Barber

06

00

00

Peter Odrego

05

12

00

James Ogleby

06

00

00

Thomas Maddis

06

06

00

William Darby

06

00

00

Robert Tidy

06

00

00

Ebenezer Winter

06

06

00

There were doubtless many names credited during the autumn and winter of 1676-7, but the accounts covering that period are now lost. It will be noted, however, that many of the same names appear in this following list from a later book that are in the former. The accounts between these dates are lost.

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