SOLDIERS

IN

KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 28, Part V 

It may be of interest to note here that it was in a search after this John Harmon, a maternal ancestor, that the writer of this volume discovered the Treasury Books of John Hull, the contents of which became the basis of the "Soldiers in King Philip's War."

NARRAGANSET TOWNSHIP NO. 4, NOW GREENWICH, MASS.

The last "plat," or plan of the townships to be laid out and presented to the Court for confirmation, was No. 4. This was located at Amoskeag Falls, and embraced what is now Goffstown, N.H. With allowances for poor land, ponds, and fifty acres for a fishing-place, at the Falls, it contained 26,160 acres. Mr. Edward Shove, Mr. Josiah Keith, and Col. John Chandler were chosen a committee to manage the affairs of this township.

December 16, 1735, a petition of John Foster and Edward Shove, in behalf of the grantees of No. 4, declares that, upon viewing the grant in order to lay out their lots, "they found it so poor and barren, as to be altogether uncapable of making settlements; and therefore pray that they may have liberty to quit it and take up the Said Grant in some other province land."

This petition was granted, and the petitioners were ordered to locate another tract in some unoccupied section, and return a plot of the same to the Court within twelve months.

The report of location and survey was made December 5, 1737, Nathaniel Kellogg being the surveyor, who reported the plot to contain 23,040 acres, exclusive of 600 acres previously laid out to one Colman. This grant, thus located and surveyed, was confirmed by the Court January 13, 1738. Next year the committee return again, petitioning for 3,500 acres more (to make up for ponds, and a tract belonging to Mr. Starr), which land lies on their North line, between Hatfield and a place called Huntstown. June 17, 1740, this propriety was granted an extension of two years to their time of settlement. Again, June 12, 1753, Samuel Robinson, of Hardwick, for "himself and the rest of the proprietors of Narraganset No. 4, Lying part at a place called Quabbin, and part west of and adjoining Hatfield," etc., petitioned the Court to re‰stablish and confirm the grant of the 3,500 acres, made in 1740, as the Acts of the Court, including this grant, were destroyed when the Court-house was burned, (December 9, 1747).

The old Proprietors' Record-Book in the town clerk's office at Greenwich is in a fair state of preservation, but the writing, in this list of grantees, is very hard to decipher. I spent some hours over it with the assistance of the gentlemanly town clerk, Mr. H. B. Hodgkin, and I think the following is as accurate as it can now be made. The names and places noted with a star (*) are in doubt.

NARRAGANSET NO. 4, NOW GREENWICH, MASS.

NORTHAMPTON

Soldier

Grantee/Claimant

Daniel Alexander

John, brother

Samuel Judd,

Samuel, brother

HADLEY

Thomas Hovey

alive

SUFFIELD

John Pengally

alive

Samuel Lain

Samuel, son

ENFIELD

William Ramsdell

alive

DEERFIELD

Richd. Childs

Saml. and Timothy, sons

WORCESTER

Bartholomew Flagg

Benjamin, brother

WOODSTOCK

James Hudson

Sarah Mercy, daughter

Nathaniel Sanger

alive

Joseph Lyon

Joseph, son

Capt. Isaac Johnson

Joseph, grandson

Joseph Carpenter

Eliphalet, son

Henry Bowen

Henry, grandson

OXFORD

Joseph Chamberlain

Joseph, son

Abiell Lamb

Abiell, son

BROOKFIELD

Edward Walker

alive

MANSFIELD

John Dunham

Isaac, son

Benjamin Hall

alive

Shuball Dimmock

alive

NORWICH

Thomas Hazen

alive

Daniel Wicomb

Daniel, son

Israell Hendrick

Israell, son

David Hartshorn

alive

John Hartshorn

alive

POMFRET

Samuel Taylor

alive

Jeremiah Sabin

Jeremiah, nephew

Fenwick Sawyer

Fenwick, son

John Corbin

Nathl. Sessions, son-in-law

WINDHAM

Jeremiah Ripley

Joshua, son

Ephraim Beamass

alive

BRISTOL

John Bozorth

John, son

TAUNTON

John Spurr

alive

John Thresher

alive

Malachi Holloway

alive

William Hopkins

alive

John Maccomber

Thomas, son

Ebenezer Owen

John Woodward, son-in-law.1 Ebenezer Owen had a son who has left a son called Thomas Owen who claims, and to whom the right belongs

Joseph White

Joseph, son

Samuel Mirick

Samuel, son

Jacob Hathaway

Heirs

James Bell

Heirs

SWANZY

John Wheeton

alive

Thomas Buffington

alive

John Brown

John, son

REHOBOTH

Jonathan Willmarth

alive

Sampson Mason

alive

Joseph Baker

John, son

John Hull

Edward, son

John Ridaway

James, son

Josiah Perry

Josiah, son

John Ide

Timothy, brother

Thomas Kindrick

Heirs

Joseph Daggett

John, son

John Martin

John, son

LITTLE COMPTON

Benjamin Church

Thomas, son

DIGHTON

Theophilus Mitchell

Edwd. Shove, son-in-law

Abraham Hathaway

Abraham, son

Benjamin Crane

Heirs

ATTLEBOROUGH

Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan, son

John Fitch

Joseph Brown, heir

NORTON

Saml. Skillings

Mehitable Tucker, daughter

William Wetherell

John, son

Thomas Barnam

John, son

FREETOWN

Joshua Tisdale

Samuel, son

Moses Cleveland

John, son

BARRINGTON

Benjamin Allen

Joseph, son

Richard Allen

Joseph, nephew

John Reed

John, son

BRIDGEWATER.1

Richard Burnham

Abigail Hubbard, daughter

Samuel Pecher

Samuel, son

Daniell Hudson

alive

Richard Jennings

alive

Isaac Leonard

Isaac, son

Joseph Richards

Benjamin Richards

John Howard

Edward, son

James Cary

James, son

Elisha Hayward

Thomas 3d, nephew

Jonathan Washburn

Benjamin, son

Joseph Bailey

Ebenr. Hill, nephew

Solomon Cheever (Cheeker)

Josiah Edson

Ebenezer Hill

Ebenezer, son

John Handmore

John, son

1 Bridgewater names confirmed by the partial list of Grantees in Mass. Archives, vol. 114, pp

KILLINGLY

David Church

alive

Isaac Morriss

Samuel, brother

LEBANON

Benjamin Woodworth

-

MIDDLEBOROUGH

Daniell Ramsdell

Thomas, son

Isaac Peirce

alive

Ellexander Reynolds (Rynge)

alive

MIDDLETON

Ebenezer Prout

alive

PLIMPTON

John Barret

alive

John Briant

alive

George Sampson

alive

Caleb Cook

Heirs

KINGSTON

William Bradford

John, son

ROCHESTER

Nehemiah Bessey

Robert, son

Moses Barlow

alive

Isaac Holmes

Ebenezer, son

PEMBROOK

Elisha Busbee (Besbedge)

Elisha, son

Nathaniel Nicolls

alive

Hopestill Busby (Besbedge)

Elisha, nephew

MARSHFIELD

Walter Noice (Voice)

alive

Jonathan Crocker

alive

Joseph Ross

alive

Josiah Winslow

Isaac, son

James Snow

_____, Winslow

ASHFIELD

Andrew Watkins

Andrew, son

William Preist

William, son

COLCHESTER

Benjamin Chamberlain

alive

HADDAM

James Ray

alive

Thomas Lewis

alive

HEBRON

Richard Man

alive

WRENTHAM

Soldier Grantee

Claimant

Thomas Man

Thomas, son

John Day

John, son

BELLINGHAM

Thomas Brick

Thomas, son

HORSENECK

Thomas Bullen

Thomas, son

WALPOLE

Samuel Foster

John, son

William Robins

William, son

NORTH KINGSTON

James Updike

alive

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