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 Chapter 25, Part X 

ASSIGNMENT OF WAGES

The following lists show the custom of the times. The towns assumed the payment of the wages of their own soldiers, to their families left at home, the families thus receiving sure and immediate aid, and the towns being credited to that amount upon their colonial "rates," or taxes. It was doubtless a means of great help to the families, and of saving to the towns, as it secured at once the support of the families without public charge, and at the same time the prompt payment of taxes.

The value of these lists to the historical and genealogical student will appear in the evidence they afford as to each man's residence at that time. The proof might not be positive in every case, yet in general it may be concluded that where a man assigns his wages to a town, it is because he considers that his place of residence.

August 24, 1676

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Braintree-Towne Cr. By Sundry accpts Viz.

42

17

06

Edward Bishop pd him as per Assignment

06

09

02

Richard Evens 

01

14

02

George Witty

00

09

00

Joseph Adams

00

09

00

John Bass

00

09

00

Jonathan Pitcher

00

09

00

John Belcher

00

10

02

Samuel Irons

01

09

01

Robert Parker

03

09

10

James Franklin

03

18

06

John Lamb

10

18

10

Abraham Kingston

09

03

09

James Atkins

01

03

06

Caleb Raye

00

16

04

Samuel Spencer

01

01

04

Martin Sanders

00

06

10

Dorchester-Towne Cr. By Sundry accpts Viz.

37

00

05

James Haughton pd as per Assignment

00

19

08

Samuel Maxfield

00

09

00

Clement Maxfield

01

07

00

Benjamin Allin

01

16

10

Jeremiah Hall

00

09

00

Henry Leadbetter

02

11

00

Samuel Rigby

03

06

08

John Spurr

01

18

00

John Pason

05

03

00

Samuel Triscot

00

09

00

Timothy Tilston

02

05

00

Jonathan Atherton

02

15

00

Samuel Blake

02

05

00

Thomas North

09

00

04

John Smith

00

12

09

John Minot

00

13

00

Dedham-Towne Cr. By Sundry accpts Viz.

70

07

02

Timothy Dwite pd him as per Assignment

17

00

00

Samuel Guile

06

08

04

Daniel Wight

02

09

08

David Falkner

03

17

06

David Falkner Jr.

02

15

06

John Day

01

13

06

John Day

02

14

09

John Bacon

00

12

00

Ephraim Pond

02

08

00

Daniel Hawes

01

06

06

Jonathan Gay

02

08

00

Samuel Colborn

02

04

09

Thomas Bishop

07

06

09

Nathaniel Weare

00

19

04

John Batle

00

12

00

Jeremiah Fisher

00

12

00

Benjamin Wight

00

12

00

Ephraim Wilson

00

12

00

John Thurston

00

12

00

Nathaniel Farington

00

12

00

Edward Sewell

00

12

00

John Groce

00

12

00

John Coockow

00

04

02

James Hening

00

05

00

Peter Woodward

00

17

02

Richard Bennett

03

11

00

John Ware

01

14

03

John Aldis

02

08

00

Benjamin Mills

01

03

06

David Freeman

01

03

06

Hingham-Towne Cr. By Sundry accpts Viz.

56

18

02

Paul Gilford pd. him as per Assignment

01

03

10

John Chamberlaine

10

09

11

Samuel Gill

02

09

06

John Cutler

15

00

00

Thomas Thaxter

02

16

00

Samuel Nicholson

02

11

04

John Dunbarr

02

03

11

Paul Gilford

02

19

00

Richard Francis

01

00

00

Benjamin Bates

05

15

02

John Jacob

07

17

00

John Bull

02

12

06

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