COLONIAL HEMPSTEAD

The Remonstrance of 1649 speaks of "Heemstee" as superior to all the other English towns because of its richness in cattle. During these years there was no one great cattle owner, either. In 1683 John Jackson, the largest owner, had 30 cows, 20 hogs, 14 oxen, 10 horses, and 3 sheep. John Seaman had 16 cows, 12 hogs, 14 oxen, 7 horses, and 70 sheep. In 1657 the cattle turned onto the Neck showed from 1 to 30 to a person, no one having more.
Bernice Shultz;pg.123

HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS

Vol. I Page 16

The number of Cattell Turned to the neck Ano 1657 stylo novo 11 of June.

Lawrans ellisun hath ninetene hed one not cum
hom.........................................................18
hinery parsall hath twelfe hed..............................12
Thomas Demynt one...........................................01
Joseph Scott hat 3 heed.....................................03
Adam Mott hath three hed....................................03
ffrancis wickes hath three..................................03
Mr. gillderslievs hath one mare an coult....................01
George hewlett hath two.....................................02
richard valingtine hath fower Cattell.......................04
willyum yattes 3 Cattell one mare...........................05
Ambrose sutton..............................................04
Simon seryn hath............................................06
John smith rocke hath fowertene.............................14
Jeames pine five............................................05
John smith nane 5 and two mares.............................07
John Smith junyor five......................................05
John Karman six.............................................06
Henry Linington eight.......................................08
Thomas rushmore one.........................................01
John Sturge six.............................................06
Mr Wasburn fiftene one hors.................................17
robord marvin fowre.........................................07
robord Ashman twenty one....................................21
John hicks hors and Cattell twenty fower....................24
Jerimy wood one Cowe two hors five..........................05
wilyum scading five.........................................05
John simons thirty..........................................30
richard willes sixe.........................................06
wilyum Jekox three..........................................03
thomas jekox seaven.........................................01
Jonas holstead eight........................................08
Mr. stickline sixe Cattell one mare two.....................08
thomas eierland 4 hed wilyum thikston 9 hed.................13
robord jacksun twenty.......................................20
Arron Formun three..........................................03
Robord Forman five..........................................05
wilyum smith................................................08
...................................................totall 306


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*Copies of the Hempstead Town Records; found at Hofstra LISI, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.