Words To Remember

"The truth is this--genealogy is our living, and we are busy every minute, [and we] could use more hours." --Jane Wethy Foley, 1942

Friday, September 9, 2011

Deed to Town of Barnstable, MA

August 26, 1644

Witness these presents that I, Surunk, an Indian, now dwelling at South Sea, do sell and make over unto ye Town of Barnstable all ye sd lands an meddow {meadow}. Lying betwixt ye bounds (of Sandwich?) and ye bounds of Plexit, another Indian, in consideration of four coats & three axes. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand ye day and year above written.

The mark of Serunk
Thomas Dimmock
The mark of (A) Anthony Annable
Henry Cob
John Smith
Thomas Allen
Lawrence Willis

This is a true coppy taken out ye original deed. Compared and entered, Ita: Attest Thomas Hinkley {Hinckley}, Scriba & Assistt____

From: Barnstable Town Records, Charles Warner Swift and John Bear Doane Cogswell (Yarmouth, MA: C. W. Swift, 1912)

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