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History of Woonsocket
by E. Richardson
Woonsocket: S. S. Foss, Printer, Patriot Building, Main Street, 1876.

p. 39 - 41.



When the first settlement of Woonsocket was made, I have been unable to ascertain.  The reader will remember that I alluded to a saw-mill which existed in these parts in 1666.  As its builder, Richard Arnold, was at that time but twenty-four years of age, it is fair to infer that it was erected about that time, and that then was 'the beginning'.  The first settlers, as I have said before, were Richard Arnold and Samuel Comstock - the latter 'pitching his tent' a little west of the Union Village, and the former locating himself at the river.  During their lives they held the lands in common, and no lines were drawn between their estates until many years after their death.  This was done by their heirs, March 26, 1731.

When this act was consummated, the Arnold family became proprietors of a greater portion of the lands in the vicinity of the 'Falls', and which is now the most valuable part of the town.  It therefore devolves upon me to devote a brief space to Richard Arnold, from whom the titles to our estates are derived.

Richard Arnold was a man of superior abilities, and honored with the respect and confidence of his fellow-townsmen.  During the greater portion of his life he held official positions, being either a member of the General Assembly or Assistant-Governor of the Colony.  And when our Colony was reduced to a single county, under the Administration of Sir Edmond Andros, a seat was given him in his Council, at Boston.  Not only did he take an active part in the affairs of government, but he was repeatedly chosen to act with committees in the adjustment of boundary disputes with the neighboring colonies, and to settle differences that arose, from time to time, among his fellow-townsmen.  It was probably during some of his official excursions to the northern part of the Colony that he was moved by the beauty and fertility of the region, and selected it as a fitting place for a settlement.  And, taking the up-stream-without-limit clause in the deed from the Indians to mean something, as one of the proprietors of Providence he proceeded to make improvements upon the territory without going through with the formality of purchasing it over again.

According to an ancient document which I have seen, Richard Arnold was married to an 'angel woman'.  The contemplation of the fruits of this union, miraculous not only in numbers but often in conception, I am led to believe that the spelling of the word 'angel' with a small 'a' was intentional.  He died April 22, 1710, aged sixty-eight years, leaving a widow (Sarah) and four children, namely - Richard, John, Thomas and Mary.  The following document will show the extent of his estate and the manner of its division:

The Will of Richard Arnold.

'I, Richard Arnold, of Providence, in the Collony of Rhode Island, etc., being aged and something infirm of body, but sound and perfect memory, thanks be to God; but considering the uncertainty of this life, and not knowing how soon it may please God to take me out of this world, I am willing to do something for the setling of that small estate I have to dispose of; and do therefore make and appoynt this my last will and testament as followeth:

'And, first, I give to Sarah, my wife, for the terme of her natural life, my two lots in the town, with the orchard and house upon them, and also my meadow at the West River, which I bought of Edward Manton, and after my said wife's decease to ----, the lots and said meadow unto my three sons - Richard, John and Thomas Arnold - their heirs and assigns forever. 'I also give to my wife two cows and one-third part of my household goods her in the towne, and all the estate that was hers before I married her.

'Item:  I give to my aforesaid son, Richard Arnold, all the land within his fence where he now dwelleth at Wansocket, on ye east side ye Little River, to be for him, his heirs or assigns for ever.

'Item. I give to my son, John Arnold, all the land within his fence and where he now dwelleth, with my interest and part of ye saw-mills at ye Falls, as also ------ of meadow ------more, being within fence on ye east side of ye Little River, with the piece of meadow called the Island, joining on ye west side ye Little River, bounded on ye west with the ditch and on ye south with the drain, to be to the ye said John Arnold, his heirs or assigns forever; and all the rest of lands adjoining, belonging to me at Woonsocket, with my farme granted by ye towne, lieing on ye west side ye branch of Pawtucket river, I give to my said two sons, Richard and John Arnold, to be equally divided between them and theirs forever.

'Item.  I give to my son, Thomas Arnold, all my land adjoining at the place where he now dwelleth, or that leith on both sides the highway that leads fro the towne to Loquasqussuck, with the house and other buildings on said farme.  That part of said farme lieing on the north-east side said highway is bounded on ye south-west with said highway, on ye norwest, part with the
land belonging to Edward Smith and his brother, and partly with land laid out to William Whipple, and on ye north bounded with the land of John Dexter, and on the south-east with Eliezer Arnold; and that on the south-west side of said highway, bounded on the south-east with the land belonging to John Angell and partly with common or undivided land, neere unto land laid out formerly to ----- Olney.  The said land I give to my said son, Thomas Arnold, his heirs and assigns forever, he paying the several sums as followeth, that is:  To pay fifteen pounds, in money, to his brother Richard, and ten pounds to his brother John, and twenty-five pounds to his sister, Mary Steere.

'Item.  I give to Thomas Steere that piece of land belonging to me which lieth at ye bent of ye river below ye bridge, near Thomas Steere, his meadow.  And my will is that Thomas Steere shall have half the mills at Nassatuckett, and the other half of said mills, with the farme now in the hands of Elisha Smith - the effects of said mill and farme to be to my executors hereafter named.  And my right in common or undivided lands, with all other lands belonging to me not before specified, I give to be equally divided to my said executors.

'And my will is that Toby, my negro servant, serve with my son Thomas until he comes to the age of twenty-five years, which will be in February, 1716 or 1717, and that my said son to then set him free, and give him two suits of apparill, a good narrow axe, a broad hoe, and one sithe with tackling, fit for mowing, and twenty shillings in money.

'And I do make my three sons - Richard, John and Thomas Arnold - joynt executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness hereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this eight day of June, 1708.

p. 41 - 44.

By the foregoing, it appears that Richard divided his Woonsocket estate between his two sons, Richard and John - that of the former beginning at the Union Village and extending westward, and that of the latter beginning  at the same point and coming eastward to the river, including what is now the Globe Village and the surrounding estates.

The dwelling-house of his son Richard was where Mr. Albert Mowry now resides.  A portion of this building is said to have been erected in 1690.  If so, it is probably the oldest house in these parts.

The house in which John lived during the life-time of his father has long since been demolished.  It was a rude cabin, the stone chimney and the steps to the attic being upon the outside thereof - the one being upon the end next to the brook and the other upon the opposite end.  In the year 1712 John erected his new dwelling-house (in the vicinity of the old one), which is still standing in a good state of preservation.  It stands on Providence street, and is owned and occupied at the present time by A. C. Munroe, Esq.  In the last generation it was the farm-house of Ephraim Coe.

Although I shall step out of the present limits of Woonsocket in so doing, still I deem it necessary to give the subdivisions of the estate of Richard Arnold II.  But I will make my narrative brief as possible.

This man married Mary Woodward, who presented him with six boys, namely - Richard, Woodward, Joseph, Thomas, Edmund and Josias.  Before his death he gave to each of these boys a farm.  He died intestate, June, 1745.

The farm which he gave to his son Richard still remains in the possession of the family.  It was given May 11, 1731, and comprised sixty acres, bounded on one side by the homestead farm, and on another by the 'thousand acre' purchase of Edward Inman, et als.  The young landholder is spoken of as a very ingenious man; and, June 6, 1733, during the minority of his children, he left his wife and family and went to Philadelphia, in pursuit of occupation more congenial to his taste.  He was never afterwards heard from.  The farm eventually became the property of his son, Stephen Arnold, a highly respectable citizens of these parts in the last century.  It is now owned and occupied by Abraham Arnold, the grandson of Stephen and brother to our townsman, Hon. Cyrus Arnold.

September 17, 1731, Richard gave to his son, Woodward Arnold, a farm lying within the 'thousand acre purchase', on the north-west part of Woonsocket Hill.  Six years afterward Woodward sold his inheritance to Nathan Staples, of Mendon, and removed to Massachusetts.  The farm has been known as the 'Nathan Staples's Place' for upward of a century.

Thomas Arnold inherited the homestead farm.  It passed to his son, Peleg Arnold.  During the latter part of the last century, the house was one of the taverns for which Woonsocket has been so famous.

Edmund Arnold was presented, December 29, 1735, with the farm which is now the property of Arnold Wakefield, Esq.

Josiah Arnold was given, February 22, 1736, and again October 15, 1737, an estate near Woonsocket Hill.  The area of the two estates was one hundred and forty-four acres.  Josiah was the father of Dr. Jonathan Arnold, of Revolutionary fame, and the grandfather of Lemuel Hastings Arnold, one of the Governors of our State.

Joseph Arnold was given an estate, October 20, 1731, but he resided upon it but a short season, if he did at all.*  His residence was where Mrs. Eliza Osborne now lives.  This he purchased of William, the son of Hezediah Comstock, in the year 1744, and became an innkeeper.  Of Joseph Arnold I shall have more to say in another chapter.

*The farm which Joseph received from his father was afterwards occupied by his sons, Jacob and Dr. William Arnold.  I derive this from Joseph's will.  A portion of the estate is now owned by Arnold Wakefield.

I have said that Richard Arnold was the first settler of Woonsocket, and in this I am supported by documentary evidence, which I have given to the reader.  But the voice of tradition is against me, and, as paradoxical as the statement may be, the records are also against me.  I will endeavor to explain myself.  That he was the first proprietor of the lands and the improvements thereon, is beyond dispute.  That he ever permanently resided here, may be doubted.  Dr. Seth Arnold is firm in the conviction that he did live here, and locates his residence near where now stands the slaughter-house of William H. Andrews, on the Globe side of the river.  His evidence is that of Rachel Arnold, the widow of Stephen Arnold, who at the beginning of the present century - she then being a very aged lady - pointed out the spot to him.  Mr. Thomas A. Paine is as decided in an opposite opinion, and says that it has been, for upwards of a century, a tradition in his family that JOHN ARNOLD, the son of Richard, was the first settler of Woonsocket.  I think that these two apparently opposite opinions may be satisfactorily reconciled.

p. 44 - 46.

In his younger days Richard Arnold probably lived in the valley of the Moshassuck.  While living there, he erected his saw-mill amid the solitudes of these parts.  It was not an unusual thing in those days for men to cultivate farms even which were many miles away from their places of residence.  I recall at this moment a tradition of Lime Rock, which speaks of a Pray family, who owned and cultivated lands in that vicinity and lived at Providence.  Indeed, in those times of Indian troubles, it would have been almost criminal for one to bring his wife and children away from a place of comparative safety.  But although not living there, it was imperatively necessary that a temporary shelter should be built.  And probably the temporary shelter of Richard Arnold was constructed at the place pointed out by Dr. Arnold.  That Richard Arnold lived at the Providence settlement when his will was written, is quite evident to the most careless reader.  I shall, therefore, yield to the opinion of Mr. Paine, and give to his great, great, grandfather, JOHN ARNOLD, the honor of having been the first settler of Woonsocket.

Of John Arnold I have been able to learn but little.  If we judge of him from documents of his time, which allude to his father as 'Captain' Richard Arnold, to his son as William Arnold, 'of Smithfield, Esq.', and to himself as simply John Arnold, 'yeoman', we may regard him as simply a connecting link between his ancestors and his descendants.  It will, therefore, be pleasant to remain in his company, because we know so little of him.  And yet, from positions which he held among his fellow-countrymen, and from works which he has left behind him, he seems to have been a man of more than ordinary parts.

He was one of the organizers of the Society of Friends in Northern Rhode Island, and built their first meeting-house at this place.  He was one of the committee who run our northern boundary line in 1718, and when Smithfield became a town, in 1731, he was the first President of the Council.  He was born in 1671.  Tradition fixes the time of his coming to take up his permanent abode upon his father's lands at this place in 1695, and the records show that this was about the time of his marriage.

The maiden name of his first wife was Mary Mowry, a daughter of Nathaniel Mowry, to whom I have introduced you in a previous chapter.  She presented him with ten children, namely - William, John, Israel, Daniel, Anthony, Seth, Anne, Marcy, Susanna and Abagail.  Mary died January 27, 1742.  He remained a widower but a short time, and although arrived at the mature age of three score years and eleven, he again put on the yoke of matrimony.  The name of his second wife was Hannah Hayward.  There were no fruits to this union.  He died October 27, 1756, in the eighty-sixth year of his age.  His remains now repose in the burial-ground on the Vose farm at the Globe Village.  His will was written May 5, 1753.  The following is the

Abstract of Will of John Arnold.
'To his wife, Hannah, one-half of the incomes and profits of the homestead farm.  Also, one-half of the meadow and upland at the Little Cedar Swamp.
'To his son, William, thirty pounds of current money.
'To his three sons, Daniel, Anthony and Israel, five pounds each.
'To his three daughters, Mary Lapham, Abagail Bartlett and Susanna Melvory, one hundred pounds each.
'To his grandson, Moses Arnold, five pounds.
'To his grandson, Noah Arnold, forty pounds.
'To his grandson, David Arnold, ten pounds.
'To his grandson, Arnold Paine, the remaining half of the homestead, and of the meadow and upland at Little Cedar Swamp. Also, the reversion of the other half of same at the death of his wife.  Also, one-half of farm stock.  Also, two hundred pounds current money.
'To his grandson, Nicholas Lapham, his French gun.
'To his son, Seth, his part of the saw-mill and appurtances.
'The remainder of his estate to be equally divided among his eight remaining children.'

Before his death John Arnold presented or sold the larger part of his real estate to his sons - William, John, Israel, Daniel, Anthony and Seth. The reader must pardon me if, in giving the sub-divisions of his estate, I get ahead of my story at times.  The excuse which I have to offer is that it would have been much easier for me to tell my story chronologically, and I have chosen another course for the reader's convenience, instead of mine.  I will now give the estate of William Arnold.

p. 46 - 49.

.... I will now give the estate of William Arnold.

November 9, 1727, his father presented him with an estate, which was the northern portion of what is known in these days as 'The Old Maids' Farm'.  March 17, 1729, William purchased of his father a farm, which was afterwards a portion of the Lapham Jeffyrs estate.  On this William erected his new house, which is now standing in the rear of the old Globe Bank Building, and owned by Dutee Mowry, Esq.  This ancient edifice has been much altered since it was first built.  In the beginning it was adorned with a hip roof.  Its chimney was very large, and its windows consisted of small diamond-shaped panes of glass, set in lead.  The reader will notice that it is spoken of as the 'new house'.  The old house stood a little way south-east of the new building.  It was a small one-story house, and was afterwards used as a store.  It has long since been demolished.  July 26, 1744, Wiliam was presented by his father with another estate between the two last-mentioned, and the three thus became one continuous estate.  The lands which William possessed on the Cumberland side of the river have been previously described.  April 19, 1755, he sold the whole of his real estate on both sides of the river to his son Elisha.  Elisha, at the time, was the proprietor of and the resident on an estate which was situated 'west of Woonsocket Hill'.  He afterward removed to his new purchase, leaving his former home in charge of his son, Rufus, to whose children, Asa and Israel, the property eventually descended.  Upon the death of Elisha, his Woonsocket estates passed into the hands of h is son Ezekiel.  Ezekiel lived at the 'Old Maids' Farm'.  The house thereon was built for him by his father; and his sister Mary, who was never married, lived at the old homestead previously described.  Ezekiel Arnold married Mary Capron, who presented him with four children, namely - Joel, Anne, Abagail and Lydia.  Joel died young.  Anne married Lapham Jeffyrs; Abagail and Lydia were the 'old maids'.  After a time, by a decree of the Court, the estate was divided - Lapham Jeffrys (sic) retaining the Cumberland portion (which he afterward disposed of to D. D. Buffum), and that part of the Smithfield portion now owned by Dr. Ariel Ballou, the Lippitt Woolen Company, and many others in the vicinity of Constitution Hill.  The estate of Lydia and Abagail remained undivided until their death.

Everything in and around the premises of the 'old maids' was managed by them with extraordinary skill, except the productions of the farm and the farm itself.  The scrupulous neatness of their kitchen and the excellence of their dishes were remarkable.  They made the best butter, raised the fattest poultry and the sleekest cattle, and could point with pride to the most fertile fields in the neighborhood.  But in the more subtle arts of trade they were deficient, and were often the victims of misplaced confidence.  It was, therefore, a sensible conclusion at which they arrived when they decided that it would be a good thing to have a man in the house.  This man they obtained in the person of their cousin, Elisha Capron.  The management of Elisha was prudent and satisfactory, and Abagail made her will in his favor.  Abagail, however, outlived her legatee, and upon her decease the proceeds from the sale of the estate were divided among his children.  The property is now chiefly owned by the Fairmount Farm Company and the Enterprise Company.

September 27, 1866, the property of the 'old maids' was purchased by the former, consisting of the following parties:  J. P. and J. G. Ray, two parts; Gilbert Darling, Reuben G. Randall, E. G. Sweat and R. P. Smith - one part each.  The farm is managed by Gilbert Darling.  The treasurer is R. P. Smith.

In 1870 the Enterprise Company was organized, and a mill built upon the estate.  The establishment is devoted to the manufacture of lastings, serges, etc., and produces annually - say 375,000 yards.  The following are the officers of the establishment:  President - J. D. Nichols.  Treasurer - Reuel P. Smith.  Superintendent - S. N. Lougee.

In 1872 Charles B. Aldrich removed his planing works from Waterford to this estate, and soon afterward the Woonsocket Machine Works built a foundry thereon.  The Woonsocket Gas Company have also purchased about two acres, upon which they have erected a gasometer.  Beside these, various parties have purchased house-lots thereon, and the farm of the 'old maids' is fast losing its identity.

p. 49 - 51.

Let us now go back again to the time of John Arnold.  John, the son of John Arnold, lived on a farm which was situated near 'Logee Hill'.  He died when thirty years of age; and September 26, 1737, the estate was presented to his son Moses.  Moses afterwards purchased of his uncle, William, a farm in Cumberland, as has been mentioned before, where he passed the remainder of his days.

Israel Arnold, the third son of John, removed to Glocester (now Burrillville) in early life.  He is not, therefore, identified with
Woonsocket history.

Daniel Arnold was given by his father a large estate at the  Union Village.  He also became proprietor of lands on the Cumberland side of the river, of which I have spoken at length.

Anthony Arnold was given sixty acres in the immediate vicinity of the Falls.  The gift was made in August, 1733, and included the 'island, with two corn mills and a fulling mill thereon'.  (See Smithfield Records, Book 1, page 72, and Cumberland do., Book 1, page 277.)  July 17, 1739, Anthony sold this estate to his brother Seth, and removed first to Dartmouth, Mass., and subsequently to 'Cromwell-bow-preirens, Dutchess county, in the province of New York', if anybody knows where that is.

Seth Arnold was given three hundred acres by his father on the same day that Anthony received his gift.  It was on the Smithfield side of the river.  This, with the sixty acres purchased of his brother, made him the proprietor of what is now the business centre of the town.  The sub-divisions of this extensive and valuable tract of land - a large portion of which became the property of his son, JAMES ARNOLD - will be discussed at length in subsequent chapters.

The homestead farm of John Arnold, and which comprised what were afterwards the estates of Willing Vose and Ephraim Coe, was inherited by his grandson, Arnold Pain, the son of his daughter Anna.  I will now give the names and the residences of John Arnold's neighbors in these parts.  The residence of his uncle, Samuel Comstock, was 'in the lots', near where the house of Arioch Comstock was built in after times, about midway between the Slatersville and Chepachet roads.  His cousin, Hezediah Comstock, lived on what is known in these days as the 'Comstock Place'.  It is now owned by Charles B. Aldrich, Esq.   His niece Patience, the widow of Joseph Arnold, kept tavern where Mrs. Eliza Osborne now lives.  His son Daniel lived nearly opposite of Patience.  His nephew, Thomas Arnold, kept tavern where Mr. Albert Mowry now resides.  His niece Ruth, the wife of Richard Arnold, who had 'absconded', lived on the 'Abraham Arnold place'.  His son William lived in a house now standing on the top of the hill just back of the Globe Bank building.  His son Seth lived in a house which has been recently removed, and which stood in the rear of the Globe Store.  His grandson, Moses Arnold, lived in the vicinity of what is now Monument Square.  His nephew, Woodward Arnold, whose residence was near Woonsocket Hill, had removed, and the place was now occupied by Nathan Staples.

Philip Loja lived on the summit of 'Logee Hill', and his brother Abraham on its easterly slope.  The dwelling-house of the former was destroyed by fire a century ago.  The cellar has been filled and the well covered.  To-day there is nothing to mark the spot where once lived a wealthy and highly-respected citizen of this region.  A grandson of the latter is now an inmate of the Burrillville poor-house.  As these men have given a name to a portion of our territory, I will show how 'Logee Hill' came into their possession.  The first proprietors were Edmund Inman, et als.  The second was William Sprague.  The third was Richard Aldrich, who purchased it January 18, 1714-15, paying 18 pounds.  The fourth was Joseph Cooke, who bought it November 26, 1727, for 200 pounds.  The fifth was Abraham Loge, of Mendon, who became its proprietor June 23, 1729, after paying 220 pounds.  Philip probably became proprietor about the same time, or Philip and Abraham may have been sons of the Abraham above-mentioned.  I have not deemed the matter of sufficient importance to look further.

p. 51 - 53.



The following is one of three tax-lists levied upon the town of Providence on the above date.  The sum total of the three was 162 pounds, 12 shillings, 6d.  The list which I give amounts to 60 pounds, 6 shillings.  The reader will recognize many Smithfield names.  I therefore judge that at that time Providence was divided into three districts, one of which, in 1731, became Smithfield - and that this was the Smithfield list.  The assessors were Samuel Wilkinson, Andrew Harris and Ebenezer Jenckes.  The tax-collector was Richard Phillips.  I have taken the trouble to arrange the names alphabetically.  But their original order may be restored by arranging them according to the numbers which prefix their names; and perhaps, by so doing, their dwelling places may be approximated; for, in my opinion, those who made out the list arranged the names according to their order upon the roads:

130     Aldrich, Benjamin         0     2       6
103     Aldrich, Ephraim           0    4       0
86      Aldrich, Samuel, weaver 0       10      0
79      Angell, Capt.            0      18      0
77      Angell, Daniel           0      16      2
74      Angell, Hope             0       5       6
73      Angell, John, and son James  0     5    6
10      Arnold, Eleazer, and son Jos.  1     9  0
28      Arnold, Eleazer, jr.     0      5       6
45      Arnold, John jr.         0      18      6
44      Arnold, Richard  0      18      0
43      Arnold, Thomas   0      16      6
11      Arnold, Thomas, jr.      1       0      6
41      Baulkcome, John  0      12      0
31      Bellu, James             1      0       0
37      Bellu, John              0      6       0
32      Bellu, Nathaniel         0      2       6
128     Bellu, Obadiah           0      2       6
70      Bellu, Peter             0      8       6
60      Blackmore, John and mother      0   5           0
97      Brown, Hozanna   0      6       6
30      Bull, Isaac              0      6       0
42      Bullard, Isaac           0      6       0
129     Cartwright, Samson       0      2       6
52      Comstock, Daniel         0      5       0
50      Comstock, Hazadiah       0      8       0
46      Comsmtock, Sam., Capt.  0       12      0
51      Comstock, Samuel, jr.    0      8       4
104     Comstock, Thomas         0      2       6
36      Dexter, John             0      17      0
107     Evans, David             0      3       0
105     Evans, Rihard            0      2       6
106     Evans, Richard, jr.      0      4       0
84      Field, Zachariah         0      5       0
21      Harris, Richard  0      12      6
91      Hawkins, Edward  0      15      0
87      Hawkins, Jos., and son Edward 1    0    0
26      Hawkins, Thos., and son Ezekial  0     13   2
96      Hawkins, William         0      6       0
66      Hearnden, Benjamin       0      3       9
112     Hearnden, John   0      5       0
68      Hearnden, John, jr.      0      3       3
69      Hearnden, Joseph         0      7       6
123     Hearnden, Thomas         0      5       0
111     Hearnden, Thomas, son of William  0  2  6
67      Hearnden, William        0      2       6
98      Hide, Joseph             0      4       0
121     Hopkins, Joseph  0      3       0
35      Hopkins, Thomas, jr.     0      6       6
122     Howard, John, and son  0        6       2
4       Hull, Zuriel             0      5       0
33      Inman, Edward    0      14      2
59      Inman, Edward, jr.       0      6       0
27      Inman, John and mother  0       18      6
114     Inman, Samuel            0      3       0
127     Inman, Valentine         0      4       0
1       Jenckes, Capt. Joseph  0        12      0
2       Jenckes, Nathaniel       0      14      0
118     Jenckes, Obadiah         0      2       6
3       Jenckes, William         0      14      0
85      King, James              0      7       3
102     Knowlton, Elisha         0      2       6
89      Lewis, Richard           0      5       0
132     Man, Daniel              0      2       6
8       Man, Thomas              0      14      0
61      Mathewson, Daniel        0      6       0
58      Melavory, John and mother  1     13     0
94      Mitchell, Experience     0      6       1
93      Mitchell, John           0      5       0
53      Mowry, Henry             0      5       0
62      Mowry, John              0      14      0
57      Mowry, John, jr.         0      5       0
63      Mowry, Joseph    1      5       0
40      Mowry, Nathaniel         0      15      0
72      Olney, John              0      5       0
76      Olney, Josiah            0      8       0
54      Phetteplace, Walter      0      3       0
55      Philliips, James         0      8       0
124     Phillips, John           0      2       6
110     Phillips, Joseph         0      6       0
56      Phillips, Richard        0      16      0
125     Place, Nathan            0      2       6
92      Place, Peter             0      16      6
24      Prey, Ephraim            0      13      0
115     Prey, Hugh               0      2       6
23      Prey, John               0      11      0
126     Salisbury, Cornelius     0      5       4
39      Sayles, John             0      16      8
6       Scott, Capt.             1      4       0
64      Shippey, David   0      3       9
75      Shippey, Noah    0      3       6
65      Shippey, Solomon         0      3       9
113     Shippey, Thomas  0      3       0
120     Sly, Henry               0      2       6
34      Sly, Stephen             0      3       0
12      Smith, Benjamin and mother  0    14     0
13      Smith, Christopher       0      9       0
14      Smith, Edward            0      18      0
78      Smith, Elisha            0      13      6
108     Smith, Ephraim   0      6       6
71      Smith, Joseph            0      7       0
82      Smith, Joseph, carp'ter  0      6       0
101     Smith, Joseph, joiner    0      8       0
48      Smith, Thomas    0      9       0
7       Sprague, Jonathan        0      18      6
131     Sprague, Richard         0      2       9
117     Sprague, William         0      4       0
88      Steere, John             0      6       0
90      Steere, John, jr.        0      6       0
83      Steere, Samuel           0      6       0
80      Steere, Thomas   0      12      0
100     Steere, William  0      3       4
81      Steere, or Sweet, Daniel  0     5       0
99      Thornton, Benjamin       0      2       0
109     Tucker, Hannah   0      1       0
47      Walling, James   0      7       6
116     Whipple, Daniel  0      2       6
15      Whipple, Eleazer         1      5       6
16      Whipple, Eleazer, jr.    0      10      6
18      Whipple, James   0      3       6
17      Whipple, Job             0      5       6
119     Whipple, Seth            0      2       6
5       Whipple, Thomas  0      6       8
38      Whipple, William and mother  0   12     6
20      Whitman, Lieut.  0      17      0
19      Whitman, Mary, widow  0 13      6
9       Wilkinson, Deborah       1      10      0
22      Wilkinson, Samuel        1      10      0
20      Wilkinson, Samuel        0      7       9
95      Winsor, Joshua   0      16      0
25      Woodward, Joseph         0      12      0
133     Wooley, Benoni   0      2       0
Total:  60      6       0

[End of Chapter III]


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