SOLDIERS

IN

KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 28, Part III 

NARRAGANSET NO. 2, NOW WESTMINSTER, MASS

At a meeting of the several committees of the seven companies, held, October 17, 1733, at the house of Mr. Luke Verdey, in Boston, before the drawing of lots, for choice of townships, it was voted that whatever company should happen to draw the Township No. 2, at Wachuset, should lay out and assign to his Excellency, Jonathan Belcher, Esqr., five hundred acres of land in said town for his honored father's right.

No. 2 was evidently considered the most desirable of the townships, as it was nearest to Boston and had already been somewhat improved, being one of the two assigned in 1728. Hence the concession above. The township was drawn by Mr. James Lowden and Company, representing the grantees from the towns of Cambridge, Charlestown, Watertown, Weston, Sudbury, Newton, Medford, Malden and Reading.

The committee for this company was John Cutting, of Watertown, James Lowden, of Charlestown, and Joseph Bowman, of Watertown. In the original records of this company the names are arranged in the lists under different towns. I have varied the original arrangement a little, in order to save repetitions, and so as to put the "Soldier Grantee's" name first. For instance, instead of "Downing Champney for his father Samll," I have placed the grantee first, the claimant second, and the relationship last. The following is the list:

A LIST OF THE GRANTEES OF THE NARRAGANSET TOWNSHIP NO. 2.

CAMBRIDGE

Soldier

Grantees/Claimants

William Russell

alive

Gershom Cutter

alive

Joseph Beames

Joseph Beames, son

Capt. (Jona) Remington

Jonathan, son

Saml. Champney

Downing Champney, son

Thomas Bathrick

Jonathan, son

John Barrel

Peter Hay, Bro.-in-law

William Gleason

William, son

John Smith

Heirs

Saml. Smith

Saml. Smith, nephew

Joseph Smith

Heirs

Nathaniel Smith

Heirs

Thomas Brown

Heirs

Simon Gates

Jonathan, son

John Willington

Thomas, nephew

Thomas Brattle

Wm. Brattle, gr. son

James Cheaver

Daniel Cheaver, nephew

CHARLESTOWN

James Lowden

alive

Samuel Read

alive

Henry Sumers

alive

John Fosket

Robert, son

Isaac Lewis

Thomas Skinner, nephew

Samuel Fosket

Samuel, son

Saml. Newell

Saml. Long, nephew

Joseph Dowse

Margery, daughter

Benjamin Lathrop

Nathl. Goodwin, nephew

James Smith's

Jonathan Call, Heir

Joseph Pratt

Heirs

Samuel Lemmon

Heirs

William Burt

Heirs

Jacob Cole

Heirs

John Mousley (Mousall)

Heirs

Humphrey Miller

Heirs

John Hawkins

Heirs

John Trumbul

Heirs

Alexander Philips

Heirs

George Mudge

Heirs

John Shepherd

Heirs

Thomas Welch

Heirs

George Grind

Heirs

Joseph Lind

Heirs

Timothy Cuttler

Heirs

(Jonathan) Kittle

James, son

Thomas Genner (Jenner)

Heirs

Matthew Griffin

John, Heir

John Breed

Ebenezer, son

Hopestill Davis

Zechariah, nephew

Jonathan Sprague

John, son

Edward Johnson

Elezer, son

John Senter

John, son

WATERTOWN

Thomas Sawen

John, son

Ephraim Cutler

alive

James Cutting

Jonas, son

John Barnard,

alive

Joshua Biglow

alive

William Shattuck

alive

Joseph Grout

Joseph, son

Jonathan Smith

Zechariah, son

John Hager

Samuel, nephew

George Herrington

Heirs

John Herrington

alive

Dr. (Palgrave)

Willington, Heirs

Zachariah Cutting

alive

John Bright

John, nephew

William Parmeter

George, son

Jacob Bullard

Joseph Ball, nephew

Timothy Rice

Tho. Herrington, son-in-law

John Sherman

John, nephew

James Barnard

Joseph Bowman, niece's husband

Joseph Smith

Joseph, son

Elnathan Beirs

Richard, son

Michael Flag

Heirs

John Barnard

Joseph Bowman, son-in-law

John Cutting

John, son

Joseph Preist

Joseph, son

Benjamin

Willington, Heirs

WESTON

-

Caleb Grant, Ebenezer

Boynton, son-in-law

Thomas Cory

Thomas, son

Daniel Warren

alive

James Pike

Onesiphorus, son

Jeremiah Norcross,

Nathaniel Norcross

SUDBURY

-

Matthew Gibbs

alive

Thomas Taylor

Richard, son

Sebred Taylor

Thomas, son

John Marston

alive

John Parkhurst

John, son

Dennis Hedley

alive

John Adams

alive

Joseph Parmeter

Benjamin, brother

Thomas Rutter

Joseph, son

Joseph Graves

Ebenezer, son

Joseph More

John, son

NEWTON

Seborn Jackson

Edward, son

Nathaniel Haly

alive

Richard Beach

Isaac, brother

Stephen,

Cook, alive

John Park

John, son

Jacob Willard

Jonathan, son

Capt. Thomas Prentice

Heirs

MEDFORD

Capt. (Joseph) Scill

John Hall, son-in-law

John Whitmore

John, son

Thomas Willis

William, son

MALDEN

John Mudge

alive

Phineas Upham

Sam'l Kneeland, asine

Abraham Skinner

Abraham, son

James Cheak

Heirs

John Winslow

John, son

John Bacheler

Wm. Willis,"for the heirs"

READING

Jonathan Parker

Nathl., nephew

Edmon Brown

Richard, nephew

Thomas Nichols

alive

Major (Jeremiah) Swain

Heirs

Isaac Welman

Heirs

Benjamin Davis

Heirs

Samuel Lamson

Samuel, son

Thomas Hodgman

Heirs

Phinehas Upham

Richard, son

William Jones

Samuel Chandler

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