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Thomas Stanford appeared in Courte in behalf of y' wives and were fined 10s each and paying 10s cost, are discharged."
Nicholas White was an early set ler, living at Mare Point Neck. His daughter Margery married William Haynes. [Vide page 219, OLD TIMES.]
INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE-Timothy Mallony, of North Yarmouth, and Hannah Woodman, of Falmouth, 27 July 1753. Humphrey Merrill, of Fal., and Elizabeth Merrill, of No. Yar., 29 Aug. 1741. Benjamin Merrill, of Fal., and Mrs. Sarah Brown, of No. Yar., 1752. John Manchester, of Fal., and Comfort Bunkar, of No. Yar., 26 June 1756. Joseph Pomeroy, of Fal., and Huldah Stubbs, of No. Ya 26 Nov. 1759. Benjamin York, of Fal., and Elizabeth Washburn, of No. Yar., 25 June 1752.
SUBMISSION TO MASSACHUSETTS-13 July 1658. We the inhabitants of Black Point, Blue Point, Spurwink and Casco Bay, with all the Islands thereunto belonging, do own and acknowledge ourselves to be subject to the Government of the Massachusetts Bay, in New-England, as appears by our particular subscriptions." "Nicho: White. Nathaniel Wallis."
This petition is signed by about thirty of the settlers in the regions enumerated, but only two appear from Westcustoge, by which it is to be inferred that all but Wallis and White preferred the regime of the Gorges. [See p. 508.]
TREATMENT OF INDIANS-In 1636, the Court at York passed an order, "That every planter or inhabitant shall do his best endeavour to apprehend or kill any Indian that hath been known to murder any English, kill ther cattle or in any way spoil their goods or do violence, and will not make them satisfaction."
That this order was not indicative of any vengeful spirit among the settlers, may be seen in an order from the same court the next year, which directed Arthur Brown and Mr. Arthur Macworth to make John Cousins give full satisfaction to an Indian for wrong done him.
This is an interesting fact, as it reflects the spirit of justice that had not entirely deserted the colonists in their new homes, and their desire to deal squarely with the natives. It also establishes the early appearance of John Cousins in this region, and we may with considerable propriety say that he occupied his island at least ten years before he formally purchased it, in 1645, of the agent of Sir Ferdinando Gorges.
VINES ELLICOT-In the Massachusetts Archives is a petition to Sir Edmond Andros from Vines Ellicot, praying that he may be be put in possession of Cozens' Island, in Casco Bay," styling himself the grandson of Capt. Richard Vines.
GEORGE CLEAVES-Letter from George Cleaves, of Saco, to
1645. "I Georg Cleeve, do affirme that about the 25th day of the third month last 45 that 3 of Andrew Algars men, of Stratton's Island, came to my house in a botte to borrowe scales and waits to way there fish, and I questioned them about all that shuting which trubled all the people in several plantations, and they tould me that Mr Nash shot them, & given them powder to answere him again. And I allso demanded of them if they were all drunk, an 1 they said that they were all merie, and farthar I affirm that I went, & M' Tucker with me, to the howse of John Cussens & Thomas Smith, in Cascoe Bay, and about 3 leages from my howse, to have tacken there testemony consarning Nashes slandering your Genaral Court, but could not prevail with them to take ther oath, they being refrecttorie, & saith that Nash is in ther de'pt: but confessed verbalie to us, as they had formalie tould M Holland, of Dorchestar, that Nash said that the Court had doon great wrong to a pore woman about a sowe, and that none could have justice from you but such as were members of the Church, and tould them they weere as good live in Turkie as under such a government, and told them that there were 19 witnessess sworne against Mr Cane, that he being a membar, carried the mattar aginst the poore woman, and other words to this efecte; and this is in the mouthes of all our malignants; it being reported say they, by thouse that live amongst them, and therefore undoubtedlie treu. Your humble sarvant, GEORG CLEEVE." Accompanying this explanatory letter were several affidavits of Cleeves' neighbors, who seemed to have been dreadfully frightened because this Capt. Robert Nash, with a few boon companions, got drunk and discharged their fowling-pieces "over seventy tymes." One man was so scared that he "thought ye ffrench were down upon us." The affair of the cow, which produced such excitement in the Colony, may be found at length in the Winthrop papers.
BOUNDARY LINE-Boundary Line between Falmouth and North Yarmouth. First Book of Records of Falmouth, pp. 94-5. "North Yarmouth, in Casco Bay, 16 May 1727.
This day the comity of the general Court for Resettling the Town of Northyarmouth, Met with the selectmen of Falmouth, In order to agree upon Renew and settle the Bounds Betwen the Town of Falmouth and Northyarmouth, Haveing notified the Select men of Falmouth the fifteenth Instant for that purpose. Being all met upon the spot, agreed and Concluded the Bounds Betwen the Towns to Begin at a great white Rock laying on the Shore near High water mark about three quarters of a mile south west from Gendels Point, so-called, In North Yarmouth aforesaid, and wee then unanimously agreed a North West Corse to Be the Corse to Be the Boundere Line Betwen the said Towns. Tobious Okeman, of Marshfield, Being there afirmed that about fifty years
agon he Remembered that was the place and corse agreed upon by the select men of those Towns, and that ever since that Corse hath Ben Reputed to be the Bounderey Betwen the said Towns: some of the proprietors of North Yarmouth did also alow that a North West Corse was fixed and a greed upon by a Comity of the general Court appointed to settle the Bounds Betwen the said Towns about nine or ten years since, and M' James Parker, of Northyarmouth, Declaring that he was present when the aforementioned Comity Concluded and agreed as aforesaid, and now shew the aforesaid Rock, from whence they took there Departer and marked som trees on the upland Runing that Corse. This Don agreed and Concluded upon, the time and place above mentioned.
Selectmen of Falmouth."
Comity of North Yarmouth.
NORTH YARMOUTH LIBRARIES-Miss Phebe M. Buxton, Bethel, Maine, writes that she has in her possession a book, on the fly-leaf of which is this inscription: "No. 62 | Belongs | to the | Northyarm" Social Library | 1789. | Purchased of Rev. Eben Williams." Probably this was the first "Social Library," and the "Second," mentioned in last "Notes & Queries," (see p. 394), was the next in order of foundation. This is a good structure for some one to use in a sketch of these institutions.
DEPOSITIONS OF JOHN LANE "The Deposition of John Lane, aged seventy eight years, who testifieth and says that he well remembers that Mr John Cousens Possessed a Neck of Land in Casco Bay, lying between a Creek called Reding's Creek and Royall's River, and that he the s John Cousens had a House and Barn upon s Neck of Land for sixteen or eighteen years we he peaceably enjoyed until he was driven off by the Indians, which is about fifty years ago that sd Cousens was driven off sd land, and the said Deponent well remembers that his Father mowed Hay upon the s Farm in the Right of the s John Cousens, being Meadow near the Creek belonging to s" Farm, and the sa Cousens claimed and enjoyed an Island in the s Bay, called Cosens' Island, peaceably all the time he lived at Casco Bay, which was as was said before about sixteen or eighteen years, excepting one Half of sd Island which I heard he had sould to one Richard Bray." 21 Oct. 1730.
(2) "The deposition of John Lane, of Gloucester, aged about eighty two years, testifieth and saith that about seventy five years since he removed with his Father, James Lane, from Maulden to a Place since called North Yarmouth, in Casco Bay, and there lived till driven from thence by the Indians in the first warr, and
that he was well acquainted with John Couzens and Richard Bray who were settlers there all the time above mentioned, and well remembers that said Bray and Cousins possessed two certain Islands called Cousens's Islan is, by building Houses, cutting Timber and improving Land from the time he first went there, above mentioned, till drove from thence by the Indians in the first war, and that the said Islands at that time were accounted said Bray and Cousins Islands: one of the said Islands, being the greatest Island, lyes about one half mile from the neck of Land on which John Maine & John Holman formarly lived at the nearest place, and the other Island, being the lesser Island, lyes about fourty or fifty Rodds from the great Island and on the South East side." 2 July 1733.
3 The Deposition of John Lane, of Gloucester, aged about eighty and three years, testifieth and saith that he lived at a place since called Northyarmouth, in Casco Bay, sixteen or eighteen years before the first Indian war, and was well acquainted with Mr John Couzens of that Place, and well Remembers said John Couzens possessing a certain Neck of land and marsh lying in a fork of Couzens' River, so called, and between the East and West Branches thereof, about a mile up said River, and that he the s1 Couzens had a House and Barn on sd neck of Land This Deponent doth testify that his father did Mow Grass in s1 marsh in Right of sd Couzens, and the s Couzens lived in Quiet possession of the above neck of Land and marsh for sixteen or eighteen years untill he was Driven off by the Indians, which is now near sixty years agoe." 30 April 1734.
GENDALL-Baptized, 5 Jan 1723, John Gendal; 12 Dec. 1725, Joseph Gendal. (History of Second Church, Boston, p. 247.) Are these persons relatives of our early settler?
PLANTATION GRANT, 1680-"11 June 1680. In ans" to the peticon of John Royall, Joseph Phippen, Francis Neale, Sen., Georg[e] Ingersoll, Robert Nickles, Jn Inger[s]ol, Francis Neale, Jun., Jn Wales [Wallis?], Nathan' Wales [Wallis?], Jn Johnson, Jonathan Putnam, Jn Pickering, Jn Marston, humbly desiring this Court to grant them a plantacon at the bottom of Casco Bay, on a river called Swegustagoe, &c., the Court, consisting of the Gouno & Company ju lgeth it meet to grant the peticioners five miles square, to be allotted out for a towneship & two of the Islands adjacent to the place propounded for by the peticoners, and doe order that a comittee be impowred for the enterteyning of inhabitants & granting of alottments and laying out the bounds of the said toune, and no Indian purchase formerly or hereafter to be made shall give interest to any person in said lands, but by the approbation and allowance of the said comittee, reserving to the Gouno' & Company the royalties and priviledges due by
charter to the cheife lord propriato & a farme of three hundred acres in any place where the president of the said province shall appoint and choose: and all this on condition that they settle twenty or thirty families, with an able minister, within two years: also they shall allow, as an acknowledgement of the Govno' & Company, or the cheife proprieto's by his majesties' charter, after the first seven years are expired, five beaver skins p' annuTM.
FREEPORT FAMILIES-David Pratt married Rebecca, daughter of Edmund and Mercy (Fogg) Chandler, 1771, who was born 30 of Apr. 1753. Children: Edmund, 11 July 1772; Elizabeth, 13 Oct. 1773; Samuel, 6 May 1776; David, 6 July 1778; Timothy, 22 July 1780; Joseph, 22 Sept. 1782; Mercy, 3 Apr. 1785; Rebecca, 18 Mar. 1788; Enos, 28 June 1790; Jonathan, 25 Aug. 1792; Rispah, 1 Aug. 1796; Sarah, 30 June 1798; Rachel, 26 July 1800.
Ambrose Talbot, Jr., married Jane Pickerman, 6 Apr. 1799. Children: Martha, 16 May 1801; Robert, 6 Aug. 1803; Enoch, 21 Oct. 1808; Mary Jane, 20 Feb. 1811; Elizabeth, 3 Nov. 1813; Katherine, 11 May 1816; Philomela, 27 Nov. 1818.
Jacob Lincoln married Bethia Talbot, 7 Dec. 1800. Children: Philendia, 5 Nov. 1801; Pamelia, 11 Jan. 1804; Eliza, 14 Nov. 1805; Edward Johnson, 27 Sept. 1807; Lydia, 27 Jan. 1810; Sarah Soule, 18 Dec. 1812; Abigail, 1 Jan. 1816; Sarah Ellen, 22 Dec. 1821. (08. II 01)
GENEALOGIES-The following-named Genealogies have been published in "OLD TIMES" :-True Family, page 27; Greely Family, page 42; Prince Family, pages 51 and 78; Bucknam Family, page 111; Drinkwater Family, pages 123 and 386; Wyman Family, page 161; Mitchell Family, page 247; Corliss Family, pages 285 and 326; Gray Family, page 346; Russell Family, page 355; Seabury Family, page 373; Field Family, page 448; Weare Family, page 475; Prince Family, a revised and enlarged genealogy on page 563; Royall Family, page 573; Oakes Family, page 635.
The Humphrey, Felt, Blanchard, Cutter, Davis, Chandler, Byram, Baker, Brown, Gooch, Loring, Soule, Ring and Worthley Families are in course of preparation.