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KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 28, Part VI 

NARRAGANSET TOWNSHIP NO. 5, SOUHEGAN EAST, NOW
BEDFORD, PART OF MERRIMAC, AND PART OF MANCHESTER, N.H.

This township was drawn to the grantees, or their claimants, then (1733), residing in the several towns of Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Milton, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Dedham, Stoughton, Brookline, Needham, Hull, Medfield, Scituate, Newport, New London and Providence. The grantees met, and chose for their committee, Col. Thomas Tileston, Mr. Jonathan Williams and Capt. Joseph Ruggles. A different mode of management and settlement was proposed by this company, and allowed by the General Court. They proposed to settle sixty families, and the other sixty grantees, or propriety. Those who drew odd-numbered lots were to pay five pounds, and those who drew even numbers were to settle families. All were to bear a proportional part in meeting the conditions of the settlement of the township. From a report made to the General Court, March 25th, 1751 (Mass. Archives, vol. 115, p. 844), it is seen that the rights throughout the township were then all drawn and surveyed, and the names of the proprietors of the settled and unsettled lots given. Sixty families were then settled in town, but no minister, and no meeting-house built. One hundred and twenty acres had been voted to Deacon Jonathan Williams for his services as proprietor's treasurer, and one hundred and twenty more to Capt. Joseph Blanchard if he erect a good saw-mill and corn-mill. There had been "much discouragement from the late Indian wars;" and seventeen gentlemen of New Hampshire, calling themselves "Lord Proprietors" of the said Province, claim to own the land, but have granted them their rights as laid out, on condition that seventeen rights be reserved for themselves. those who became proprietors, to pay five pounds on their rights, into the general

LIST OF GRANTEES AND CLAIMANTS OF NARRAGANSET NO. 5, NOW BEDFORD, ETC.

BOSTON

Soldier

Grantee/Claimant

Andrew Belcher, Esq

His Excellency Jona. Belcher, son

Dr. John Clark

Heirs by William Clark

Richard Way

Heirs

William Dinsdell

William, son

(Thomas?) Warren

Sarah Warren, wife

Henry Swain

Benjamin, son

Isaac Prince

Heirs

Dr. John Cutler

Heirs

Benjamin Williams

Heirs

Nicholas Allin

Daniel, son

Henry Timberlake

Heirs

Jeremiah Fay

Heirs

Thomas Weymouth

Heirs

John Arnold

Heirs

Samuel Polard

Saml. Kneeland, gr. son

Samuel Bicknerd

Benjaminl, son

Jacob Grig

Heirs

Joseph Gridley

John, son

John Nelson

alive

Perez Savage

Heirs

James Lendal

Heirs

Thomas Plimbly

Heirs

John Mors

John Gridley, gr. son

(John?) Ruggles

John Ruggles, son

John Triscot

Samuel Kneeland

Daniel Matthews

Rebecca Hannan, daughter

Benjamin Dyer

Benjamin, son

Edward Ting

Edward, son

John Leach

John, son

Henry Chamberlain

John, son

David Landon

Benjamin, son

Joshua Lain

John, son

Edward Wedan

Rebecca Foster, daughter

Joshua Hewes

Sarah Perkins

Ambros Dawes

Thomas, son

Zachariah Gurney

alive

Capt. (Nathl.) Davenport

Addington Davenport, nephew

Thomas Hunt,

alive

1 Probably Thomas, of Boston, M. Sarah Fitch. See Moseley's Co.

Capt. (Saml.) Wadsworth

Joseph, Esq, son

Peter Bennet

Owen Harris, son-in-law

Gamaliel Rogers

Simon, son

John Tuckerman

alive

Richard Bill, Richard

son

William Hacy

William, gr. son

John Richards

John, son

Capt. (Saml.) Maudesley

Jonathan Williams, son-in-law

William Manley

alive

John Means

alive

Caleb Moor

Ephraim, son

Capt. James Oliver

Daniel, nephew

John Hands

Hugh Calder, son-in-law

Pilgrim Simpkins

Thomas and John, sons

John Goodwin

Nathaniel, son

Thomas Beedle

Thomas, son

George Ripley

Moses Ayers, son (?)

Thomas Moors

John, son

Thomas Barnard

Thomas, son

ROXBURY

Joseph Goad

John Wilson, son-in-law

Joseph Dudley, Esqr.

Paul, son

Paul Wilson

Henry, son

John Watson

Caleb Stedman, nephew

William Lyon

Samuel, son

Thomas Hawley

Edward Dorr, son-in-law

John Payson

John, son

John Scot

Joseph, son

Thomas Bishop

Zachariah Chandler, son-in-law

Thomas Weld

Edmond, son

John Baker

alive

Thomas Morey

John, son

Thomas Hencher

Zechariah Smith, niece's husband

Samuel Williams

alive

Thomas Baker

John, brother

DORCHESTER

Timothy Tileston

Thomas, son

Hopestill Humphrey

alive

Thomas Davenport

Heirs

Ebenezer Williams

alive

Henry Ledbetter

Heirs

Samuel Jones

Ebenezer, son

William Davenport

Richard, nephew

MILTON

John Miller

Samuel, brother

Thomas Vose

Heirs

BRAINTREE

Samuel Bass

alive

Samuel Bingley

Saml. Whitt, son-in-law

Thomas Coplin

Thomas, son

Thomas Holbrook

alive

Thomas Bingley

Heirs

WEYMOUTH

John Hollis

Samuel, son

William Sewell

Nicholas Phillips, son-in-law

John Burrill, alive

-

John Whitmarsh

Gideon, Terrel

HINGHAM

Joseph Thorn

alive

Thomas Thaxter

Samuel, brother

John Jacobs

John, son

Francis Gurnet

Samuel, son

Samuel Gill,

alive

John Langley

John, son

Samuel Lincoln

Samuel, son

Ephraim Lain

Ephraim, son

Nathaniel Beal

Heirs

Benjamin Bates

Heirs

Cornelius Canterbury

Heirs

(George) Vickrey

Israel, son

John Arnold

Heirs

DEDHAM

Samuel Gill

alive

Samuel Colburn

Ephraim Colburn

Jonathan Gay

Jeremiah, son

William Dean

("Wm. Dean died at Lebanon."), Heirs

STOUGHTON

Peter Talbot

George, son

BROOKLYN

Benjamin White

Heirs

Samuel Gardner

Joseph, brother

NEEDHAM

John Rice

alive

HULL

Joseph Benson

Joseph, son

John Bull,

Thomas Vickars

MEDFIELD

John Plympton

John, son

SCITUATE

Samuel Hatch

alive

Richard Proute

John, son

Israel Hobart

alive

William Hawkins

Benjamin Turner

Joseph Brigs

Heirs

NEWPORT

Jethro Jeffreys

Heirs

NEW LONDON

Samuel Knight

Madm. Livingstone, niece

PROVIDENCE

David Evans

David, son

John Jacts (Jaques)

alive

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