PLYMOUTH CHURCH RECORDS

    VOLUME III

    PLYMOUTH CHURCH RECORDS

    VOLUME III105

    [a106]

    A Continuation of

    the Records

    of the first Church of Christ

    in

    Plymouth; State of

    Massachusetts.

    Began, January 1799.

    Vol: III.

    See Index, facing Page 1st107

    [b–c108]     [d] Index109 to this Volume of Records, viz

    1. Records of the Votes110 & Transactions111 of the Chh Page 1112

    2. Of Baptisms113 P. 101114

    3. Of Deaths115 in the 1st Chh & Society 140116

    4. Church Members admitted117 — in continuation 155118

    5. Chh members now living,119 i e, in Jany 1st 1799120 153121

    6. Record of Marriages,122 solemnized by C. Robbins— continn123 170 254124

    7. Dismissions 194125

    For notice of a set of Desk Bibles, present by Doct. Francis Le Baron — See last page.126

    Old127 Covenant renewd p

    53128

    78129

    [1] 1799 Plymo Church Records

    Janry 27th Lords day Evening, Notifyd the Chh to meet at the Pastor’s house next Tuesday, at their usual Semi-annual Meeting agreable to the Vote of the Chh — Page in the IId Book of the Records of this Chh,130 on the Subject of Discipline.

    At the same time, read a Letter missive, from the 1st Church in Rochester, to this Chh, desiring their Assistance, by their Pastor & Delegates, in the ordination of Mr Oliver Cobb, to the pastoral care over that Chh & people. The Chh Voted to comply, & chose Deacons William Crombie Deacon Ephraim Spooner, & John Cobb, as Delegates, to represent the Chh on that Occasion.

    Letter from Rochester.

    Vote.

    Jany 29th The Chh met, according to the above notification, and, after opening the meeting with Prayer, discoursed on several Subjects, conformable to the original Design of these Meetings — on discipline. It appearing that several of the members, had, of late, walked unbecoming their christian Character & Profession — & that, in such instances as are known to the world, & become matter of com̄on Report, the131 Chh thought it their Duty to make more particular Inquiry into them— And accordingly, Voted that Deacons Crombie & Spooner be a Committee to go & enquire into the Report of our Sister Bethiah Howard’s Intemperance in the use of Strong Drink, & violent, passionate Speeches & behavior.

    The same Com̄ittee to go to our Sister Sarah Morton, (formerly Boies) & know the Grounds of the Reports of her scandalous Intemperance, for some time past — & also concerning her contemptuous treatment of the Chh, in Coming132 to the Sacrament, but a few days after she was seen in a Posture of Drunkeness and had been desired by a Com̄ittee of the Chh not to come untill she had manifested her Repentance & given Satisfaction.

    At this Meeting, the Chh also Voted, that Deacon Bishop & Bro Solomon Churchill, be a Committee to go & talk with our Brethren John Carver & Lemuel Bradford, respecting their playing at Cards, in a public place, before several, who were not of the Chh, (& who expressd their surprize at such Conduct in Members of the Church).

    Also, the same Com̄ittee, to go & discourse with Bro David Lothrop, who is too commonly reported to intemperate, & has drank strong drink to Excess, evincd by its Effects.

    These Com̄ittees to make Report to ye Chh at ye adjournd Meetg Febr 12th inst. To wc time the Meetg was adjournd — Then closed with Prayr — Perfect Unanimity. [2] 1799 Chh Records

    Febr 6th This day, agreably to the foremention’d Letter Missive, The Pastor & Delagates of this Chh met, with seven other Neighbouring Pastors & their Delegates, & proceeded, regularly to ordain & seperate Mr Oliver Cobb to the Ministerial Office over the first Chh & Congregation in Rochester. — Revd Messrs Everitt began with Prayer — Andros preachd the Sermon, from Acts 20. 24 “Neither count I my life dear to me” — &c Howland made the ordaining Prayer— Robbins, gave the Charge— LeBaron, the Right hand of fellowship, & Barker made the concluding Prayer. Every thing conducted with the greatest Harmony & Unanimity.

    Ordination of Mr Cobb

    Notifyd the Chh of this proceeding, the Sabbth after, Febr 10th

    Tuesday. Febr 12th The Chh met at the Pastor’s house, agreably to Adjournment — The Committees, each, made Report of their Commission. Viz, That, with Respect to our Sister Bethiah Howard, She denies the Charge of Intemperance, wholly. But acknowledges rash, passionate Language, which she is too much addicted to, confesses her Sin in this regard, & desires to be humbled for it & asks forgiveness of God & her Brethren.

    Reports of Com̄ittees respectg sevl persons, accusd of disorderly walking

    With respect to Mrs Morton (once Boies,) They discoursd with her also, & Report that she, likewise deny’d ye Charge of Intemperance, & persists in it. As to the charge of casting Contempt on ye Chh, (as mention’d above) it appeard, that it seemd to arise, not from obstinacy, but rather from ignorance of her Duty in that Case.

    & Votes of the Chh on the several Cases.

    The other Com̄ittee also report, That, with respect to our Brother John Carver, He confessd his Crime, as charg’d against him — was now convincd it was wrong, sinful & dishonouring to God & his Profession — appeard penitent, beg’d forgivness of God & the Chh, & promissd by divine Aid, to walk more Cautiously, & circumspectly for the future, & hoped he should give no Occasion of Grief to his Brethren, or bring any further Reproach on Religion by his Misconduct. [3] 1799 Chh Records

    And with respect to our Brother Lemuel Bradford, the Committee report, that having conversed with him, he acknowledged the Fact charged against him — that he did not, at the time of it, reflect so much upon it or think it so great an Evil — that he was drawn in to it — & was ignorant of the explicit Vote of this Chh against playing Cards, (having lived out of town for some years) but, that had he known what he now does, he shod not have complyd — he own’d he did it, thrô the Temptation of Satan, & his own wicked heart, & is sorry.

    With respect to the last — viz, the Case of our brother David Lothrop, he appeared exceedingly penitent & humble acknowledged his Sin, & with Tears confessed & desired to be humble before God & Man, for the Wound bro’t hereby on Religion — aksd forgivness of God & his Brethren, & hop’d, thrô divine Assistance, he should hereafter, walk humbly and circumspectly, & give no further occasion of Stumbling, to any.

    Whereupon, the Chh, upon further deliberation & Conversation on each Case, Seperately — Came to the following Votes.

    Voted — viz, That this Chh is not satisfied with the Report, respecting our Sister Howard, as to her Denial of ye Chh of Intemperance, & her positive declaration of innocency herein, as there have been so many Circumstances, in time past, which give too much reason to believe she is guilty. — And that she be desired to withdraw herself from special Ordinances, untill she shall upon Reflection, give further proof, & more satisfactory Evidence of her Innocence, or entire Reformation.

    Voted, That this Chh are also dissatisfied with the Report respecting our Sister Morton — for the same reason as the above, viz her positive Denial of Intemperance, when there has been such evidence of her having been guilty — & therefore that she be desired to withdraw herself from Com̄union, till she give shall, by her fruits, & acknowledgment, give Satisfaction. — That, as to other Charge against her, of Contempt &c. the Church overlook & forgive it, on the ground before mentiond viz Ignorance [4] 1799 Febr Chh Records

    Next, With respect to our Brother John Carver, the Chh Voted, that, as he freely acknowledges, & appears to be humble for his Sin, he is forgiven, & restored again to Christian Charity.

    Voted

    Also Voted that for the same reason, this Church forgive & restore to their christian Charity, our brother Leml Bradford.

    Voted

    Also — Voted, (our Brother David Lothrop being present at this meeting, & confirming all that the Com̄ittee reported) That the Chh freely forgive, & recieve him to Christian Charity.

    Finally, Voted that the same Com̄ittees who discoursd with these persons, go & inform them of the doings of the Church at this Meeting — & give to each, such solemn, faithful, tender & christian Counsel & Admonition, as their respective Cases appear to call for. The Chh, in all these transactions was perfectly unanimous, & I hope acted in the fear of God, & we pray God to follow all, with his gracious Benediction.

    Voted

    Concluded with Prayer, & adjournd without day.133

    At134 a Meeting of the first Church of Christ in Plymouth Duly notifyd assembled and held at the Meeing house on Monday ye 4th day of Novembr Anno. Domini 1799 for the purpose of takeing into Consideration the Matter of Calling . . . . . .135 a Minister to Settle with them After Chooseing a Moderator and Addressing the Throne of Grace in Prayer The Church voted as follows Viz.

    1st That they would then come to the Choice of a Minister to be136 ordained among them according to the Generall Useage in this Place 23 Votes for it and 15 against it

    2dly They made Choice of Mr James Kendal for their Minister their being twenty three votes for him. Including the Moderatr and fifteen were not for him

    3dly made Choice of Ephraim Spooner, Deacn William Crombie and Rossiter Cotton Esqr a Committe to lay these Votes before the Precinct for their Concurrance, and before Mr Kendal for his Consideration & Acceptance

    Attest Ephraim Spooner Moderator

    The above votes was layd before the Precinct the day abovesd when the Precinct Concurrd with the Church Vizt 253 votes in the affirmative and 15 in the Negative [5]

    On the 28th day of November 1799 — being the day appointed by the Lievt Governor & Counsell for the Annual Thanksgiving — Mr James Kendall our Pastor Elect, communicated the following answer to the Call given him by this Church on the 4th day of Novembr instant

    Engraved for The Colonial Society of Masschusetts from the painting by Chester Harding

    My Christian Fathers, Brethren & Friends of this Church and Society

    The result of your proceedings on the 4th instant communicated by your Committe was to me Solomn & interesting. Its consequences are not confined to a day, to a year nor to life, but reach beyond the Grave. It was not my temporal ease & enjoyment merely that were concernd but the Eternal wellfare of my own Soul, & the Souls of a numerous & destitute Flock. This was a subject, therefore, Which Justly claimed, & I trust in God has received, my most Serious attention, & prayerfull deliberation.

    In Determining this important question every inferior137 consideration must give place to a Sense of duty. No fears of my own from whatever cause they might arise should influence my decision, contrary to the dictates of reason & conscience. no human remonstrance, however well intended, aught to Make me blind to the path of my duty, or deaf to What I feal to be the call of Gods Providence, — My determination has not been hasty, but calm & dispassionate — It was not formed alone, but in a multitude of Counsellers.” not from any rash [6] Confidence in my own frail Judgment, but after repeated & fervant Supplication at138 the Throne of Divine Grace that Almighty God for the sake of his own Son & his Sons cause in the world would vouch safe to me his Holy Spirit, for Guidance & direction.

    Governed by these principles & looking to Heaven for assistance I have been enabled to satisfy my self as to the Path of duty. Whatever Objections therefore may have arison from the Greatness of the Charge, from the consequent burden of Duty that would devolve upon me, from an apprehension of my own insufficiency or from want of perfect satisfaction, cordiality & Union in the Church, which is the greatest of All, Yet after takeing into View the destitute Scituation of the Society, the Consequences Which Might follow from a negative Answer, the hope & prospect of usefullness, arriseing from the Union, harmony and affection of so large a portion of this numerous assembly; while I trace, & Sure I am that I can, the139 overruling hand of Providence in everry Stage of the business, beholding, as it were, the finger of the Almighty pointing out the flock— I cannot but declare in this publick and Solemn manner my Cherfull & Cordial acceptance of the invitation to be your pastor. relying on that Almighty being who has made me Unworthy as I am, the Instrument of Uniting140 you thus far,141 still to prosper my exertions, in his Service, to bless and Guide me142 with his presence even to the end of the world. and I Earnestly intreat you to Join your Prayers with mine for that Strength which is Perfected in weakness that Grace which alone is Sufficient for me

    If their be143 any individuals in this Church or Society — who Continue dissatisfied, who have heared with painfull Emotion this declaration of My Acceptance on [7] Account of a Sincere144 & honest145 belief that I am not quallifyd146 for a Minister of the Gospel, I acknowledge before them my own unworthiness. I lament with them, that I am not better Quallified for takeing Upon me the Solemn Charge, but while they realize with me the Greatnest of the Work I am about to Undertake; While they tremble with me Under an Apprehension of my unfitness & insufficiency, they will not withhold their constant & fervent Supplication for the all sufficient grace of Christ that I may be thoroughly furnished for the arduous work — that I may be faithfull to my own soul & the souls of this people & be enabled so to Preach and they to understand that I may save my self and them that hear me

    And may God Almighty bless our united & mutual endeavours in the great work of religion, that haveing served him faithfully together in this his Earthly temple we may finally be found accepted of him through the Redeemer, and made Worthey to Joyn with Saints & Angels in keeping an Everlasting thanksgiveing to God & to the Lamb in the Mansions of Glory.

    J. Kendall

    At a Meeting of the first Church of Christ in Plymouth (being duly notified) Ephraim Spooner was Chosen Moderator. The Throne of Grace was then addressed by Prayer by Deacn William Crombie, — The Church then proceeded & voted to send to the following Churches &c to Ordain Mr James Kendall (the Gentleman Abovenamed) as our Pastor Vizt.

    • The Second Church of Christ in Andover
    • The first Church in Cambrige
    • The Church in Beadford147
    • The Revd President Willard &
    • The Revd Doter Tappan
    • The Church in Sterling
    • The Church in Dorchister
    • The 3rd Church in Newberry [8]
    • The Church in Brattle Street Boston of Which the Revd Doctr Peter Thacher is Pastor
    • The Church in Kingston
    • The Church in Bridgewater
    • The Church in Carver
    • The 1st Church in Marshfeild
    • The 2nd Church in Plymouth
    • The Church in Rochester
    • The 1st Church in Middleborô

    Then Voted and Chose George Watson Esqr Deacn William Crombie Ephraim Spooner & Rossiter Cotton Esqr a Committe to lay the proceedings of the Church before the Precinct — and to write Letters Missive to the Abovementiond Churches for the purposes Abovesd148

    The149 following is a copy of the proceedings of the Ecclesiastical Council convened for the purpose of ordaining the pastor elect:

    Plymouth Dec. 31. 1799

    At an ecclesiastical council convened at Ply. by virtue of letters missive from the first chh of Christ in sd town, to set apart Mr James Kendall to the work of the gospel ministry in the first Precinct in sd town & as pastor in sd chh. were present the following ministers of Christ and Delegates from the Respective chhs. Viz.

    Rev. Jonathan French, pastor of a chh of Christ in Andover: Dea. Daniel Poor, Timothy Ballard, & Jonathan French Jun, Delegates.

    Rev. Peter Thacher D.D. Pastor of a chh, of Christ in Boston; Deacons Balch & Hall, Delegates.

    Rev. Zephh Willis, Pastor of a chh. of Christ in Kingston; Dea. Eben Washburn, Zeth Drew, & Martin Parris, Delegates.

    Rev. John Howland, Pastor of a chh of Christ in Carver; Dea. Thomas Savery, Isaac Lucas, and Nehemiah Cobb, Delegates.

    Rev. Wm Shaw, Pastor of a chh of Christ in Marshfield Briggs Thomas, delegate.

    Rev. Lemuel Le Baron, Pastor150 of a chh of Christ in Rochester; Dea. Thos. Tobey, & Gideon Barstow delegates. [8a151]

    Rev. Joseph Barker, Pastor of a chh of Christ in Middleboro’; Dea. Ichabud Morton, Dea. Abn[er] Bourn, & Joshua Eddy, Delegates.

    Rev. David Tappan DD, Professor of Divinity in the University at Cambridge.

    Caleb Gannett Esqr. and Levi Hedge, delega[tes] from the first chh. in Cambridge.

    Dea. Branch Blackmer & dea. Abner Bartl[ett] delegates from the 2d chh. of Christ in Plymouth.

    Chose, Rev. John Howland, Moderator, & Rev. Le[muel] Le Baron scribe. The Council being opened by prayer, to Almighty God for his direction & blessing, proceeded to attend to the papers laid before them by the Committees of the chh & Precinct containing their invitation to Mr James Kendall to settle among them as a minister of Jesus Christ, & Pastor of the chh in the said first Precinct in the town of Plymou[th] and having heard Mr J. Kendall’s answer in which he discovered his willingness to comply with th[e] Invitation; — the Council attended upon the examination of the sd Mr Kendall, & were satisfyed by what they heard of him, with his abilities; and what they heard from several of the council, who were personally & intimately acquainted with Mr152 Kendall, gave them full satisfaction respec[t]ing his moral character.

    A remonstrance against ordaining Mr Kendall as pastor of sd chh, was presented to the council by three members of sd chh, who said they represen[t] fifteen male members. The council gave the remonstrance its full weight, & felt a christian affection for the disatisfyed brethren; but were fully of the opinion, that it was their duty, & they proceeded to vote, that being satisfyed with the qualifications of Mr James Kendall for the work of the gospel ministry & with the proceedings of the chh, and Precinct respecting their Call of the sd Mr Kendall, they were ready to comply with [8b153] the request of the sd first Chh, of Christ in Plymouth, expressed in their letters missive.

    • Voted, That the Rev. John Howland give the charge.
    • Rev. Wm Shaw the right hand of fellowship
    • Rev. Peter Thacher make the ordaining Pray[er]
    • Rev. David Tappan make the introductory pray[er]
    • Rev. Zedekiah Sanger make the concluding prayer.

    NB. On the day appointed, viz. Jan. 1st 1800, Mr James Kendall was solemnly ordained to th[e] work of the gospel Ministry and Pastor of the first chh, of Christ in Plymouth.

    Lemuel Le Baron, Scribe

    HANDWRITING OF JAMES KENDALL

    ENGRAVED FOR THE COLONIAL SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS

    The Rev. Jonathan French preached the ordination Sermon,154 from the words recorded in the 16 chap. of St. Matt. 18 verse — “Upon this Rock I will build my chh, & the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” [8c–8d155] [9] 1800 Church Records Continued

    March 2d Lord’s day evening. — Stayed the Chh. after the blessing, & communicated the desire of Elizabeth Finney to give up herself to God in Covenant, & be admitted to the ordinance of Baptism. Being confined with wasting sickness, & supposed to be upon the bed of death, she felt it to be her duty, & had previously manifested her earnest desire, to comply with this command of the Savior. She had already given great satisfaction, as to the state of her mind, her knowledge of the way of Salvation by Jesus Christ, & the sincerity of her motives in receiving the ordinance. After reading her relation & communicating her situation, it was —

    Voted, That, considering the circumstances of E. Finney, & the former usage of this Chh, in similar cases,* she be gratifyed in her request; & that the Covenant be propounded, & the ordinance administered to her by the Pastor, at the house of her Mother, the widow, Hannah Holbrook.

    * (See Vol. II Chh. Records — Pages 39–73–87156)

    The covenant was propounded accordingly, the day following; &, after cordial, solemn assent, the ordinance was administered in presence of two of the Deacons of the Chh. Crombie & Spooner & others. — May this, & similar157 instances, be blessed as means of awakening others to serious reflection while in health, & to a conscientious discharge of then duty in order to a preparation for death. [10] 1800 Continued

    March 6. At a lecture preparatory to the Communion, Stayed the Chh. after the blessing, & communicated the request of brother John Bishop to be dismissed from his office, as deacon, in this Chh. Also the request of the brethren, who dissented at the late ordination, to meet the Chh. this evening, at brother dea. Spooner’s for the purpose of mutual conference, in order to remove any supposed existing grievance, that they might join their brethren at the approaching Communion in harmony & love. After reading these requests it was agreed to adjourn to the Place & Time proposed.

    Met accordingly in the evening at the house of brother Dea. Spooner. After opening the meeting by prayer, some conversation was introduced respecting the proceeding of the Chh. at the election of the present Pastor. But finding that every thing had been conducted with order & propriety concerning the mode of proceeding, & that no real cause of grievance existed, the dissenting members appeared satisfied, & no vote was passed. Dea. Bishop was prevailed with to withdraw his request. The conference was conducted with meekness & charity; & the christian temper & spirit, that were exhibited through the evening, seemed to fulfill the promise of the Great Head of ye Chh. that “When two or three are met together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

    After concluding by prayer the meeting was dissolved, & the Chh. unitedly partook of the Ordinance. [11] Continued

    1801 March 1. Lord’s day, after service — Read a letter from the Rev. Mr French of Andover to this Chh. containing the dismission of Sarah Kendall the wife of the present Pastor from her special relation to his Chh & recommending her to the holy fellowship & Communion of the first Chh in Plymouth., as a member158 in full Communion with his Chh, & whose life & conversation had adorned159 her Christian profession. The Chh. then

    Voted — That,160 from the above recommendation, she be received into their fellowship & Communion.

    July 2d Stayed the chh after Lecture, & informed them that the pastor had received from the Executors of the late Col. Watson’s Will a Tankard, wh he ordered to be given as a Legacy to the first Chh in Plymouth. Upon which the following vote was passed, & order’d to be recorded, & a copy communicated to the Executors.

    Whereas our late brother, George Watson Esqr to evince the sincerity of his attachment to the religion of Jesus, & to testify his respect for its institutions & ordinances, ordered, in his last Will, a Silver Tankard to be given as a Legacy to the first chh in Plymouth;

    In consideration of their regard for the memory of the deceased, & as an expression of their gratitude for the Gift,

    Voted, — That the chh accept this Plate as a memorial of the virtuous Donor, whose benevolent & pious example is worthy to be had in everlasting remembrance.

    [12] 1801 Continued

    Augt 16th Stayed the Chh. after service & communicated a letter, received from the religious Society in Dresden, requesting their assistance in the ordination of Mr Freeman Parker on the 2d Sept. Voted.— That this Chh. comply161 with their request; and that brother Doct. R. Cotton be the delegate to accompany the minister.

    The Pastor accordingly attended, when Mr Freeman Parker was solemnly ordained over the sd religious Society at Dresden. On wh. occasion the Rev. Mr. Fletcher of Kennebunk made the first prayer — Rev. Mr Shaw of Barnstable preached a Sermon, adapted to the occasion — Rev. Mr Winship of Woolwich made the ordaining prayer & gave the Charge — Rev. Mr Bradford of Wiscasset gave the right Hand — & the pastor of this Chh. made the concluding prayer.

    Sept. 13th Lord’s day after service, communicated to the chh the following request:

    To the Rev. Mr Kendall,

    You are hereby requested by a number of the brethren of the 1st Chh of Christ in Plymo to Call a chh meeting in the course of next week on a day you appoint to consult on important matters, that may then be laid before them.

    Signed

    John Bishop

    Benjn Warren

    David Dimon

    Seth Harlow Jun

    Jesse Harlow Jun [13162]

    Accordingly notifyed the chh of a meeting to be held at my house on thursday, 17th Sept beginning at 3 o clock, P. M.

    Sept 17th Met agreeably to the above notification at the time & place appointed. The Meeting was opened by prayer. After wh. the following request was presented by brother Bishop to the Moderator to be communicated.

    1st We request, that all the members, male & female, that wish to be dismissed from their relation to the first chh of Ch. in Plymo, to be formed into chh. estate by the name of the 3d chh of Ch. in Plymo — & that any member, male or female, desire hereafter a dismission from either chh. & join the other be dismissed, if recommended to the other, be granted.

    2ly We request that an equal proportion of the chh. furniture according to our numbers be granted to the 3d chh, so voted off.

    After considerable discussion on the subject respecting the proper mode of proceeding, the meeting was adjournd to thursday, the 24. Sept instant.

    Sept 24th The Chh. met agreeable to adjournment at the house of the Pastor; when the petitioners explained their meaning in the clause respecting the dismission of members from one chh to the other hereafter, with a recommendation. They said they had nothing further in view by inserting the above clause, than that the removal of relations from one chh to the other in future be regulated according to the usual practice of this, & other congregational churches in N. England. They also relinquished their pretended claims to the chh. furniture, being convinced, that, as it was given to the first Chh. the present members were not exclusively entitled to it, &, therefore, had no right to the disposal of it. They asked only for the privilege of using it a certain time, till163 it was convenient [14164] for them to furnish their own table.

    Agreeable to a vote of the Chh. the names of the petitioners were produced; & were annexed to their petition in the following manner:

    We the subscribers being members of the first chh. of Christ in Plymouth request to be dismissed from our relation to the first chh. & established in a church estate amongst ourselves, by the name of the 3d chh. of Christ in Plymouth.

    • Martha Bartlett
    • John Bishop
    • Bathsheba Lothrop
    • Benja Warren
    • Mary Churchill
    • Sylvs Bartlett
    • Elizabeth Churchill Ju.
    • David Diman
    • Abigal Holmes Ju.
    • Jesse Harlow Jur
    • Susanna Swift
    • Jesse Bartlett
    • Jane Swift
    • Lot Harlow
    • Rebecca Sears
    • Zeth Harlow Jur
    • Cloe Holmes
    • Joseph W. Nelson
    • Elizath Churchill Sen.
    • Solomon Churchill
    • Mary Faunce
    • Natl Harlow
    • Lowis Bradford
    • Ephraim Morton
    • Patience Diman
    • Elijah Donham
    • Phebe Holmes
    • John Cobb
    • Elizath Savory
    • John Bartlett
    • Eliza Dimon
    • Amaziah Churchill
    • Remember Bramhall
    • Saml Rider
    • Hannah Cobb
    • Nathan Whiting
    • Joanna Kempton
    • males
    • Sarah Bartlett
    • Mary Bacon
    • Elizth Bradford
    • Elizth Faunce
    • Wid. Elizth Churchill
    • Mary Spooner
    • Polly Darling
    • Deborah Holmes
    • Hannah Hall
    • Sarah Churchill
    • Mercy Robbins
    • Rebecca Reed
    • Eunice Donham
    • Eliza. Doten
    • Sarah Smith
    • Lydia Smith
    • Females

    [15] 1801

    The above request being read together with the names annexed thereto, it was then

    Voted, That the petitioners be dismissed from their special relation to the first Chh. of Christ in Plymouth, in order to be set off into a distinct Chh. by the name of the 3d Chh. of Christ in Ply. agreeable to their request. Which passed in the affirmative unanimously.

    The Chh. also voted, that they have the privilege of using the furniture at165 their Communion for two years. — The meeting was closed as usual with prayer & dissolved in harmony.

    May the great Head of the Chh. smile upon these transactions, that166 they may contribute to the more rapid advancement of his kingdom among us!167 [16] Continued

    Oct. 4. Read a letter missive from the Chh. in Tisbury to the 1st Chh. in Plymouth, requesting their presence & assistance at the ordination of the Rev. Mr Hatch: but in consequence of the sickness in this town did not attend.

    Nov. 8th Read a letter from the Chh. of Christ in North Hampton (N. H.) to this Chh. requesting their assistance at the ordination of Mr Jonathan French Jur on the 18th instant.

    Voted—that the Chh comply with this request; & that Capt John Paty, represent the chh. Attended accordingly. When Mr French was solemnly ordained over sd Chh & Society. On wh occasion the Rev. Mr Holt of Epping made the introductory prayer, Rev. Mr French of Andover preached the Sermon, Rev. Doct. Tappan, made the ordaining prayer, the Rev. Mr Buckminster gave168 the Charge, Rev. Mr Stearns of Bedford gave the right hand, & the pastor of this Chh made the concluding prayer.

    Nov. 29th Read a letter from the Chh in Plympton to this Chh. requesting their assistance at the installation169 of the Rev. John Briggs over sd Chh & Society. Voted to comply with this request, & chose brother Dea. Spooner, & brother Ichabud Morton Jur to Represent the Chh. Attended agreeable to the above request on the 2d of Dec. when the Rev. Mr B. was solemnly inaugurated to the pastoral office of sd Society. On wh occasion, Rev. Mr Barker of Middlebury made the introductory prayer, Rev. Mr Westun of Fairhaven preach the Sermon, from 33d170 of Deut. 8. verse. Rev. Mr Howland of Carver gave the charge, Rev. Mr Willis of Kingston the right hand, & the minister of this Chh. made the concluding prayer. [17] 1802 Continued

    Oct. 14th This day, agreeable171 to previous appointment, was religiously observed as a day of special, solemn Fasting, humiliation & prayer — in consequence of a distressing sickness & very great mortality, wch for six weeks has prevailed in this place, chiefly among the children.

    Oct. 17th Stayed the Chh; & communicated to them the following letter from the Honble Judge Davis.

    Plymouth Oct. 11. 1802

    Dear Sir,

    I return herewith the first Volume of Church Records, with which you lately favored me for perusal. Accept my acknowledgments for the indulgence. I have read a considerable portion of the Book, & with a great degree of satisfaction. It is a precious morsel of antiquity; & one cannot peruse it without feeling solicitous, that it may be preserved from the possible fatality of accident, or the Slow, but sure, ravages of time. The Ecclesiastical History &c. penned by Secretary Morton, would be a suitable appendege to his New England’s Memorial, which has been long out of print, & would, I am persuaded be very acceptable to the public in a New Edition. The present generation is at that distance from the founders of New England, that it has become interesting to trace the first lines of their History; &, if I am not greatly deceived in respect to the public taste, these plain & venerable originals would be generally & highly acceptable. Feeling a strong desire to have the work accomplished, which I have suggested, it would [18] be gratifying to me to be indulged with the use of these Records for that purpose, & I would cheerfully consent, that the entire profits of the proposed publication should be accounted for to the Precinct to constitute part of a fund for the maintenance of the ministry therein.172

    I am, Sir, respectfully

    & with great regard

    Your obedt Servt

    Jno Davis

    Rev. James Kendall.

    The Chh. gratefully accepted the above proposition, and Voted, That the Pastor be authorized to loan the the 1st Vol. of Chh. Records to the Honble John Davis agreeable to his request for the purpose mentioned in the above communication.

    Voted, Also, that the Pastor, Dea. Spooner, & brother Ichabud Morton Jun be a Committee to join a Committee from the precinct to carry the proposed plan into execution.173

    1803. March 6. Read a letter from the first Chh. of Christ in Dedham to this Chh, requesting their attendance & assistance at the ordination of Mr Joshua Bates, on the 16th instant. Voted to comply with this request, & that brothers Dea. Spooner & Doct. Thacher be the delegates to represent the Chh. — Attended accordingly at the time & place appointed. When the Rev. Mr Bates was solemnly ordained over said Chh & Society. On wh occasion the Rev. Mr Bradford of Roxbury made the introductory prayer. Rev. Mr Flint of Cohasset preached a sermon. Rev. Mr Mellen made the ordaining prayer. Rev. Mr Prentiss of medfield gave [19] the Charge. Rev. Mr. Chickering gave the right hand & the Rev. Doct Tappan closed with prayer.

    1804 March 18. Stayed the chh. after service, & informed them, that the time had expired for wh. the furniture was loaned to the 3d Chh. Authorized the deacons, to notify the said Chh. of the same; & voted to adjourn the meeting to the174 second monday in April.

    April 9. Met agreeably to adjournment at the parsonage house. After opening the meeting, the deacons informed the chh, that the 3d chh, had concluded for the future to provide themselves with furniture for the use of the communion table.

    The chh. then proceeded to take into consideration the case of Rebecca Stephenson, who several years before had been suspended from special ordinances on account of lascivious & criminal behavior. The chh, after due deliberation, finding that “she was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,”

    Voted, That, in consequence of her notoriously abandoned conduct, for the sake of the honor of religion & the purity & safety of the chh, at the expiration of three months if no appearance of reformation should take place,175 she be excommunicated from this chh. Also

    Voted, That Dea. Spooner & brother Ichabud Morton Jr communicate this Vote to176 sd Stephenson.

    The case of Bethiah Howard, who also had been under suspension for several years, was postponed for further inquiry. This meeting was adjourned to the 2d monday in july.

    June 28. Stayed the chh. after Lecture & communicated the request of brother Richard Cooper & wife to be dismissed from the first & recommended to the 3d chh. who were dismissed & recommended accordingly.

    July 12 Met agreeable to adjournment. After the meeting was opened took up the case of Rebecca Stephenson but some of the brethren being absent,177 it was agreed to pospone the consideration of it. The case of Bethiah Howard was also posponed, for further evidence, [20] & brother Leml Drew appointed to make the inquiry. Then

    Proceeded to the consideration of the request of brother John Kempton to be dismissed from this chh, & recommended to the 3d chh. This request appearing to have been the result of misrepresentation & false178 information on a mind greatly impaired & debilitated by the infirmities of old age, &, therefore,179 not180 an act of his own, the chh. conceived it to be expedient previous to giving him a dismission to choose a committee to wait on him, & inquire into the real grounds of the application. It was then

    Voted — That Dea. Crombie & dea. Spooner with our brother Ichabud Morton be this committee. The meeting was then adjourned to181 the 23d of July, at 4 oclock. P.M.

    July 15. Stayed the chh, after meeting, & were informed by the above committee, that they had waited on our aged brother, Mr. Kempton, in complyance with the vote of the chh. But finding his mind very182 weak & feeble & incapable of reasoning, still, however, appearing desirous to have his relation removed, they thought proper to use183 no arguments, & to ask him but few questions. He observed, that, althô he had been misinformed respecting some matters relative to the proceedings of the chh, which had given him uneasiness; yet having been corrected, he had nothing now in particular against either the minister or the chh. but thot nevertheless that his happiness would be promoted by having his relation removed — The chh, then, notwithstanding the singularity of the case — notwithstanding his connexion with this chh, for upwards of 60 years — notwithstanding his having voted for the present establishment & uniformly expressed his satisfaction while able to attend on the public services — notwithstanding by reason of the infirmities of old age he has been unable to attend public worship any where for nearly two years, [21] & will never probably be able to attend again; — notwithstanding all this, the chh, judged it expedient to comply with his request; & accordingly, Voted that he be dismissed from his special relation to the first chh, & recommended to the third.

    July 23d Met agreeably to a previous adjournment, and, after opening the meeting by prayer, proceeded184 to the consideration of the case of Rebecca Stevenson. On making particular inquiry into her conduct & behavior of late it appeared that there were at least some symtoms of penitence & amendment. The chh, willing to encourage the least appearance of reformation, & thinking that further forbearance185 might be a mean of stimulating her to a change of conduct, Voted that they would still postpone her excommunication until the next semiannual meeting, which will be the first tuesday in August. Brother Leml Drew & Dr Cotton were appointed a committee to give her this information.

    As to the case of Bethiah Howard, on inquiry it was found, that her behavior of late was more examplary, & that there was reason at least to hope that her future good conduct would prove that she was intirely reformed.

    Oct. 2. Semiannual meeting; — stayed the chh after comun̄ lecture. Took up the subject of R. Stevenson but several of the brethren being absent, Voted to adjourn the meeting to monday the 15th of Oct 3 O’clock at my house.

    Oct. 15. Met agreeably to adjournment, but few of the brethren being present, Voted to adjourn again, to monday the 22d instant.

    Oct. 22 Met agreeably to adjournment, & after taking into consideration the character & conduct of Rebecca Stephenson, & finding no evidence of her reformation, voted to continue her suspension from special ordinances until the next semiannual meeting. [22] Continued

    Read to the chh. the following request.

    The subscribers take the liberty to represent to the Rev. Pastor & brethren of the 1st chh. of Christ in Plymouth, that for several years past we have been members of regular standing in the Episcopal chh.; but being providentially situated at a considerable distance from their place of assembling, we are unhappily deprived of the privilege of participating with them in the ordinance of the Ld’s supper. While we unite with your assembly in public worship our minds are deeply affected with grief & concern, that we cannot enjoy with our christian friends the benefits of that sacred ordinance instituted by our common Savior. Acknowledging the same Lord & Master with yourselves, & grounding our faith & hope on the same crusified Redeemer for Salvation we are compelled from a sense of religious duty to express to you our most earnest desire to be admitted to a communion with you in the celebration of the death of our great Redeemer. Your complyance with this our request will afford great comfort & satisfaction to our minds, & we engage to conform to such conditions & to subject ourselves to such rules of discipline as you may deem proper consistently with our connexion with the particular chh. to wh. we belong.

    Joanna Winslow

    Mary Warren

    Plymouth Oct. 12. 1804

    After reading a letter of recommendation from the Rev. Mr Wheeler, pastor of the Episcopal chh in Scituate, Voted unanimously that Joanna Winslow & Mary Warren be admitted to occasional communion with this chh. agreeably to their request.

    Concluded, as we began, with prayer, & dissolved the meeting. [23]

    1804 Dec. 30 — Lord’s Day. Communicated to the Chh. a letter from the Chh. of Christ in Dennis, requesting the attendance & assistance of Pastor & Delegates at the ordination of Mr Caleb Holmes. Voted to comply with the request of the chh in Dennis;186 & that brother Leml Drew, Doct Thacher, & Benja Whiting be delegates to Represent the chh.

    Jan. 2. 1805 Attended at Dennis agreeably to the above request, when the Rev. Mr Holmes was solemnly ordained to the work of the ministry in that Place. On wh. occasion the Rev. Mr Burr of Sandwich made the Introductory prayer; Pastor of this Chh. preached a Sermon187 from Phil. 2. 29.; Rev. Mr Whitman of Welfleet made the consecrating prayer; Rev. Mr Shaw of Barnstable gave the charge; Rev Mr Waterman of Barnstable gave the right Hand; Rev. Mr Lincoln of Falmouth made the concluding prayer.

    March 24. Stayed the Chh. after Meeting, & communicated the request of Wid. Ruth Luce to be dismissed from this chh, & recommended to the 3d chh. The chh. Voted to comply with her request.

    May. 2. After Lecture, semiannual church meeting. Conversed on several subjects relative to the object of this meeting. But without passing any votes dissolved the meeting.

    July 28. Stayed the chh. after divine Service, & communicated to them the request of E. Stevens to be dismissed from this church & recommended to the third. But on account of some misunderstanding between her & her brother Dr Thacher Voted, That the Pastor, Dea Crombie & Dr Cotton be a Committee to wait on her, & endeavor effect a reconciliation [24] 1805 Continued

    Augt 25. Stayed the chh, after divine service & inform them, that their committee appointed to wait on Sister Stevens had done it, & had effected the object for wh they were appointed. And agreeable to her request,

    Voted, That she be dismissed from her special relation to this chh, & recommended to the third.

    1807 Jan. 11. Stayed the Chh. & communicated the request of Elizbeth Torrey to remove her relation from this to the 3d Chh. in Plymouth. And

    Voted, That she be dismissed from her special relation to this Chh, & recommended to the 3. Chh.

    Augt 2. Stayed the chh, & communicated to them an application of Capt Jesse Churchill to have his relation with the chh renewed. Adjourned the consideration of the subject to the 3rd Sept. after communion lecture.

    Sept 3rd After divine Service took up the subject of Capt J. Churchill’s application, & chuse a committee of five to confer with him: Viz. Dea. Spooner, Dea. Crombie, Capt. John Paty, Dr Thacher, & brother Ichabud Morton Jun. Adjourned the meeting to the 6th of October.

    Sept 27. Read a letter from the chh of Christ in Carver to this Chh, requesting their assistance188 attendance at the ordination of Mr John Shaw on the seventh of October.

    Voted to comply with this request, & that brother Benja Whiting be the delegate to represent the chh. [25] 1807

    Oct. 7. Agreeably to the preceeding votes, attended in council at Carver, when the Rev. John Shaw was solemnly ordained over sd chh & Society. — On wh occasion the Rev. Mr Strong of Randolph made the introductory prayer: Rev. Mr. Niles of Abbington preach[ed] the Sermon; Rev. Mr Everette of Wareham189 made the consecrating prayer; Rev. Mr. Barker of Middleborough gave the charge; Rev. Mr Judson of Plymouth expressed the fellowship of the chhs; & the pastor of this chh made the concluding prayer.

    Oct. 6. Stayed the chh, after quarterly lecture, & heard the report of the committee relative to the request of Capt J. Churchill. But on account of a small number being present, adjourned the consideration of the subject until the first Wednesday in Dec.

    Oct. 18 Read a letter missive from the West Chh of Christ in Barnstable to this Chh, requesting their assistance at the ordination of Mr Enoch Pratt on the 28th of Oct.

    Voted, To comply with this request; & that brother Dr. Thacher, & brother Dr Rocessiter Cotton, be the delegate to represent the Chh.

    Oct. 28. Agreeably to the preceeding vote, attended in council at Mr Bursley’s, Barnstable, when the Rev. Enoch Pratt was solemnly ordained over said Chh & Society. On wh. occasion the Rev. Mr Gurney of Middleborough made the introductory prayer; Rev. Mr Harris of Dorchester preached the sermon; Rev. Dr Sanger of Bridgewater made the consecrating prayer; Rev. Dr Forbes of [26] Raynham delivered the Charge; Rev. Mr Burr of Sandwich expressed the fellowship of the Chhs; & the pastor of this chh. made the concluding prayer.

    Dec. 9. 1807 Agreeably to a notification on the Sabbath (the pastor being indisposed the first wednesday) the Chh. met at the house of the pastor; when, after opening the meeting by prayer, the consideration of Capt Jesse Churchill’s application & the report of the Chhs Committee were taken up; — after much conversation on the subject, in wh. the brethren generally were of opinion that there was in some respects190 external reformation in Mr Churchill, & expressed their readiness to receive him whenever he should give evidence of a proper temper of mind; yet,

    Voted, Unanimously, that they deem it inconsistent & inexpedient to admit him to christian fellowship in any other way, than those persons are admitted, who have had no previous connection with the Chh. viz, by a relation expressive of humility & penetence for past error & sin as well, as sincere desire for admission to the Chh.

    Voted, That our Sister Lucy Holmes, the wife of Rev. Caleb Holmes, be dismissed, agreeably to her request, from her special relation to this Chh. & recommended to the Chh of Christ in Dennis.

    Voted, That the pastor & Deacons be a Committee to exchange a Tankard bequeathed by the Wid. Desire Mathews to this Chh, & another piece of old plate belonging to the Chh, for such vessel or vessels as they shall think proper for the use of the Communion table.

    Voted, That Dea. Crombie provide a table cloth [27] for the use of the Chh, & at their expense. After prayer, dissolved the meeting.

    1811 Jan. 20. Lord’s day— Stayed the Chh. after service, & communicated to the brethren the request of Thomas Witherell to be dismissed from his special relation to this chh, & recommended to the 3d Chh. — As the subject required deliberation, & there not being time to take it up & consider & act upon it, it was Voted, To adjourn the meeting until Wednesday the 23. instant, to meet at the house of the Pastor.

    Jan. 23. Meeting of the Chh, agreeable to adjournment. After opening the meeting by prayer, entered upon the consideration of brother Witherell’s request. After a lengthy discussion, conducted with great tenderness & candour, the brethren were of opinion, that the applicant’s past irregularity had been such, as not to justify their giving him a recommendation in the common form. It was therefore Voted unanimously that the following clause, or qualification, be inserted, viz; “And, altho we regret that we are not able to say that his walk has been wholly conformable to his christian profession; Yet such is our hope of his amendment, that he is at this time in full communion & in regular standing with us. As such we commend him to your ch, charity & watchfulness” &c. With this variation from the common form his dismission was Voted unanimously.

    Voted, That our brother Ichabud Morton Jur be [28] requested to have an interview with Lemuel Bradford Jur. who it appears was several years since admitted as a member of this chh., &, altho for some time an inhabitant of another part of the State, yet is now a resident in Plymo; but has not come up to the ordinances. The object of the interview is to inquire into the reasons of this neglect of duty.

    Voted, That our brother Benja Whiting be requested to converse with our sister Polly Morton, who for some time has not communed with this chh, & learn the reasons of this irregular walk.

    Voted. — That there be a semiannual Meeting of this Chh, for the purpose of inquiring into the state of the Chh, &, particularly, learning the necessities, & relieving the wants of those poor members, who are needy & indigent. And that this meeting be on the first tuesday in Jany, & on the first tuesday in July; unless circumstances should be such as to render it necessary to have it on some other day. Closed the meeting by prayer, & dissolved.

    June 30. Sabbath Day. After divine Service, stayed the Chh. & communicated to the brethren the proceedings of the Pastor relative to Hannah Burbank; wife Nehemiah who, considering herself in her last sickness & nigh unto death, expressed an earnest desire to own the covenant, to receive the elements, & give up her children in baptism; & who, having given satisfaction to the Pastor & some other members of the chh, of her sincerity & faith, & it being apprehended that her life would not continue until a meeting of the chh, could be called, was gratifyed in her desire. The chh, considering her peculiar circumstances approved of the proceedings & voted [29] to receive her as a member in full communion, she being yet living.

    Voted, That semiannual meeting of the chh, be on the second tuesday in July instead of the first, on account of the meeting of the Association.

    July 9th Met agreeable to adjournment; & after opening the meeting, received the report of brother Whiting relative to our sister Polly Morton; but the chh not being satisfyed with the reason wh she gave for absenting herself from communion, Voted that Dea. Spooner be added to this committee, & further to converse with her.

    Brother Ichabud Morton not being present, no report was received relative to Lemuel Bradford Jur. After conversing on several subjects relative to the interest of religion in the chh, dissolved the meeting.

    Augt 4. Stayed the Chh. after divine service, & communicated the request of Martha Clarke, who being dangerously sick, requested to own the Covenant, & be admitted as a member in full communion with this chh. Voted unanimously to comply with her request.

    Sept 8. Ld’s day, after divine Service, communicated to the Chh. a letter missive from the President & Corporation of Har. Col. requesting their assistance at the ordination of191 Mr Phinehas Fish192 as a missionary over the Indians on the Marshpee Plantation. Voted to comply with the request, contained in this letter, & chose Dean Spooner, & brother E. S. Goodwin delegates. Accordingly [30] on the 18th Sept met in council at Marshpee, when Mr Fish was solemnly inducted into the pastoral office in that place. On wh. occasion, Rev. Mr Waterman of Barnstable made the introductory prayer, Rev. Doct Kirkland, President of Har. Col. preached a sermon from these words, Thy kingdom come. Rev. Mr Thaxter of Edgarton made the consecrating prayer; Rev. Mr Simpkins of Brewster gave the charge; the pastor of this Chh gave the right hand; Rev. Mr Pratt of Barnstable, west parish, made the concluding prayer.

    Jan. 6. 1812. A Semiannual meeting of the Chh. was held agreeably to notice given the preceeding sabbath. Agreeably to the request of some of the members, it was proposed for the consideration of the Chh.193 to omit the administration of the ordinance in the winter, & to have the communion more frequently in the milder seasons. But some of the members preferring the present arrangement, it was concluded to remain in usual practice of the chh.

    Brother Ichabud Morton, agreeable to the request of the Chh, reported that he had an interview Lemuel Bradford Jun on the subject of his not coming up to the ordinance; & that his apology was, that he was afraid that he had been too hasty in making a profession, & was unfit to commune at the table. But that soon after this interview, he left the town, to reside in Portland.

    Voted to adjourn this meeting to first tuesday in Feb. for the purpose of making choice of a Deacon in the room of Dea. Bishop resigned some years since; now rendered more necessary by the indisposition & confinement of Dea. Crombie. [31]

    1812 Feb. 4. The Chh. met agreeable to adjournment at the house of the Pastor. After opening the meeting by prayer to God for his direction & blessing, Voted, unanimously, that they would now proceed to make choice of a Dean to fill the vacancy made by the resignation of Dean Bishop. On collecting & counting the Votes, it appeared that brother Leml Drew was chosen almost by a unanimous Vote. There being only one vote for brother Rosserter Cotton, & one for brother Nathl Russell. May a divine blessing accompany this solemn transaction, wh, was conducted with great harmony & unanimity by the chh. The meeting was dissolved & concluded with a prayer.

    July 7. A semiannual meeting of the chh. was held, agreeable to notice given the preceeding sabbath. At the request of Lydia Barrow, formerly Ellis, the chh, voted to dismiss her from her special relation to the this chh, & recommend her to the chh of Christ in Middleboro, of wh, Mr Crafts is minister. After conversing on some other subjects relating to the interest of the chh. the meeting was dissolved.

    Dec. 20. Stayed the chh, after divine service, & communicated the request of Wm Clarke, who had been propounded on the same day, to be admitted into the Chh, & baptized in his own house, on account of his extreme deafness.

    Voted, That his request be complyed with, & that the tuesday following be the day for this service. [32]

    1813194 Jan. 5. — Being quarterly Lecture, the Chh, met after service to attend their Stated Semiannual meeting; but, the afternoon being far spent, concluded to adjourn to the following tuesday at half past two o’clock P. M.

    Jany 12. Met agreeable to adjournment, & after opening the meeting by prayer, proceeded to the business of the meeting. It appeared that our Sister Polly Clark, formerly Morton, continued to absent herself from the worship & communion of this chh, contrary to her covenant engagement without having satisfyed the Chh for her conduct — therefore,

    Voted, That brothers Deacon Spooner & Lemuel Simmonds be a committee to have an interview with her, & to learn the reasons for her continuing to absent herself, & to report to the pastor.

    As a contribution for the poor members of the chh, was one object of the meeting, between 23 & 24 dollars in money & other articles were contributed for this purpose.

    Closed the meeting by prayer.

    March. 7. Lord’s day, after divine Service, communicated at letter from the first Parish & Chh. in Sandwich to this Chh, requesting their attendance & assistance at the ordination of Mr Ezra S. Goodwin on195 the seventeenth instant to the work of the gospel ministry in that place.

    Voted. That the Chh, comply with this request; & that brother Nathl Russell be the Delegate, to represent the Chh. [33] 1813

    March 20. Reverend Ezra S. Goodwin was ordained over the first Parish & Chh, in Sandwich, on the 17th instant; on wh, occasion the Rev. Mr Gurney made the introductory prayer; the Rev. Wm Shaw preached from 1 Tim. 4.16: the Pastor this Chh, made the consecrating prayer; the Rev. Dr Sanger gave the Charge; the Rev. Mr. Fish expressed the fellowship of the chhs. the Rev. Mr Simpkins made the concluding prayer.

    1814 Jan. 3. Notified the Society of the quarterly lecture & of the semi meeting of the chh. immediately after.

    Jan. 5. Attended lecture in the School house on account of the severity of the weather. But few of the brethren being present, the chh. meeting was postponed to a future day.

    Jan. 30. Lords day. Notified the chh, that there would be a meeting of the brethren on monday following at 3 o’clock at the house of the Pastor.

    Jan. 31. Met agreeably to notification. The meeting was opened by. prayer. Communicated to the Chh, a letter from the Honble Judge Davis relative to the N. England’s Memorial; in which he states, that, from various avocations & engagements, he had been unable to complete his intentions [34] of preparing for196 the press & printing a new edition of the Memorial as he had proposed to the chh. some years since, (see page 17197) That Mr A very had lately conversed with him respecting reprinting the Memorial, & that they had concluded the work should be published under his direction. That an extract from the first Vol. of Chh. records should be attached to the N. E.s Memorial as an appendix making over 100 pages. That he had stipulated with Mr. Avery that the First Chh. in Plymouth should have the benefit of the copy right, if they chose to have any participation in this edition; expressing “a wish that the proceeds, whatever they may be, be put to interest — the Income to be applied by the officers of the Chh, for the relief of the poor of the Chh.”

    After some conversation on the expediency of accepting this proposal, Voted, — That Dean Spooner, Gen. Goodwin, Capt Russell & Dr Thacher with the Pastor be a Committee to make such an arrangement relative to the copyright with Mr Avery as should be most for the interest of the chh.

    Dea. Spooner & brother Simmonds, who had been appointed at a former meeting as a committee to call on our sister Polly Clarke, & inquire into the cause [35] of her absenting herself from the communion & worship of this Chh, & Society, after having been repeatedly reproved for her misconduct in this respect, reported, that they had performed the duty assigned them — that the offender appeared to be convinced of her irregular198 conduct in withdrawing from the communion in the manner she had done, altho’ she tho’t she could worship to more edification elsewhere; & manifested a disposition to make suitable satisfaction to the chh, & said she would take an opportunity & call on the Pastor for this purpose. It appearing that she had not called on the Pastor agreeable to her engagement, therefore, Voted, that the Pastor call upon our Sister Polly Clarke, & inform her that unless she made seasonable & satisfactory199 concessions to the chh, for her disorderly walk, the chh, would be under the necessity of taking some decisive step with respect to her.

    Feb. 2. The committee appointed to make an arrangement with Mr Avery relative to the N.E.s Memorial met Mr A. at the house of the Pastor; &, after conversation had with him, agreed to convey to him the copy right of the New Edition of the Memorial with the extract from the Church records on the following conditions, viz. That he should give to the chh. sixty volumes of sd Memorial neatly [36] bound & lettered, for the first edition provided that not more than 2000 copies be printed; and at the rate of 5 pr cnt. For200 all he should publish over 2000 copies of this edition.201

    Feb. 8. It is understood that this conveyance of the copy right by the Committee of the Chh, to Mr Avery is limitted exclusively to the first edition of this new & improved N. England’s Memorial. And as security to Mr Avery the Committee in behalf of the Chh, agree that they will not dispose of, so as to cause to be printed, a second edition so long as sd Avery shall have 200 copies remaining unsold.

    1815. April 30. Sunday after service, notified the Chh, that there would be a meeting of the brethren on the thursday following, immediately after Com. Lecture.

    May 4th Met by appointment at the house of the pastor, & read to the brethren a communication from Jesse Churchill expressive of humility & penitence, & of a desire to be restored to a regular standing in the Chh, & received into christian fellowship & communion. After considering this communication, (wh, may be found among the papers belonging to the chh) & being satisfied from his life & conversation of its sincerity, the Chh,

    Voted, unanimously, that agreeably to his request, our brother, Jesse Churchill, be restored202 to a regular standing in the Chh, & received again into our christian fellowship & communion. [37]

    1815 June. 25. Stayed the Chh. after divine service, & communicated to the brethren a letter from the Chh. & Society, thro’ their Committee, of the East Parish in Barnstable, requesting their assistance & advice by their pastor & delegate in council, on the 28th instant, on account of a difficulty subsisting between sd chh, & Society, & their pastor, the Rev. Jotham Waterman.

    Voted to comply with the request contained in the letter missive, & that our brethren, Gen. Goodwin, be the delegate to represent the Chh.

    June 28, 29. The council, mutually chosen, met conformably to letters missive, consisting of Rev. Mr Damon of Truro, Rev. Mr Bentley of Salem, Rev. Mr Briggs of Chatham, Rev. Mr Frothingham of Saugus, Rev. Mr Davis of Wellfleet, &203 The Pastor of this Chh with their delegates. Mr Richardson of Hingham was not present. After investigating the grounds of complaint, the chief of wh, was intemperance on the part of Mr Waterman, & the consequent imprudences & irregularities resulting from this habit, & finding the charges supported by creditable witnesses, the council Voted unanimously to recommend an intire dissolution of the pastoral relation between Mr Waterman & his Chh, & Society; & also that Mr Waterman cease from the exercise of his ministerial functions.

    Oct. 30. Communicated to the Chh, a letter missive from the East Chh, & Society in Barnstable requesting their assistance at the ordination of Mr Oliver Hayward, their pastor elect, on the 8th of Nov next Voted to comply with this request, & chose Dr Thacher & W. P. Ripley as delegates. [38]

    1815, Nov. 8. Council convened at the East Parish in Barnstable agreeably to letters missive, on which occasion the Rev. Oliver Hayward was solemnly consecrated & ordained as a minister of the gospel over the Chh, & Society in that place. The Introductory prayer was made by the Rev. Mr Davis of Wellfleet; the sermon204 was preached by the pastor of this Chh. from 1. Kings 22.14; Consecrating prayer by Rev. Doct. Allyne of Duxboro’; Charge by Rev. Dr Shaw of Marshfield; Fellowship of the Chhs. was expressed by Rev. Mr Pratt of the West Parish in Barnstable; concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Fish of Marshpee.

    1816 June 18. Agreeably to notice the preceeding sabbath, the brethren of the Chh, met at the house of the pastor. Opened the meeting by prayer for divine direction & blessing. A proposition was then made to the Chh. to know whether at this time they would come to the choice of a Deacon to supply the place made vacant by the death of Dean Crombie. After deliberation it was voted to postpone to a future205 meeting filling this vacancy in order by inquiry & consultation it may be done with the greatest possible harmony & unanimity.

    The subject of brother Benja Whiting’s irregularity & intemperance was then taken up. And it appeared that several brethren of the chh, had repeatedly conversed with him on this painful subject, [39] and had endeavoured to impress on his mind the injury he was doing himself & his family, the wound he was giving to religion, the dishonor he was bringing upon his profession, & the grief he had206 occasioned his brethren. And urged the necessity & importance of a speedy reformation. It appeared also that the pastor had written him to the same effect; but that no evidence had been given of such reformation, but the contrary. It was, therefore,

    Voted, that a Committee of two of the brethren be appointed to visit him, & further to remonstrate with him, on the subject of his intemperance, & urge every possible motive to effect his reformation. And that Brother Wm P. Ripley & brother I. Morton be of this committee.

    After some further conversation on other subjects relating to the interest of the Chh, Voted to dissolve the Meeting.

    1817 Jan. 26. Communicated to the Chh, a letter missive from the Fust Chh, & Society in Marshfield, requesting their assistance by their Pastor & Deligates at the ordination of Mr Martin Parris.

    Voted to comply with this request; & that Gen. Goodwin & Capt. N. Russell be the Delegates to represent the Chh.

    29. Attended the ordination conformably to the vote of the Chh, when the Rev. M. Parris [40] was solemnly inducted into the Pastoral Office. On wh, occasion the Rev. Mr Thomas of Scituate made the Introductory Prayer; Rev. Mr Willis of Kingston preached the Sermon; the Pastor of this Chh. made the consecrating Prayer; Rev. Dr Allyn of Duxboro’207 delivered the Charge; Rev. Mr Leonard of Marshfield expressed the fellowship of the Chhs. and the Rev. Mr Richmond of Halafax made the concluding Prayer.

    1818 Jan. 25. Stayed the chh, after divine service, and communicated208 to them the request of Sarah Bartlett, the wife of Freeman B. to be dismissed from her special relation to this chh, & recommended to the third Chh, in Plymouth. But not feeling satisfied with her reasons for this request, & not entirely with her conduct, in absenting herself from communion, when able to attend worship in another society in town, it was Voted, to postpone the consideration of her request until the first tuesday in209 February, to wh, time the meeting was adjourned.

    Feb. 3. Met agreeable to adjournment; after opening the meeting by prayer for divine guidance & direction; the request of S. Bartlett was again deliberated upon; And it was deemed expedient to choose a committee to wait upon her, & ascertain the precise grounds of her request. Accordingly it was voted, That the Pastor, Dean Drew, & brother Wm P. Ripley be of this committee. The meeting was then dissolved, being concluded with prayer. [41]

    March 5. — The Chh, met agreeably to notice given the preceeding sabbath. After opening the meeting by prayer, the Committee appointed for the purpose informed the Chh, that they had an interview with Sarah Bartlett; & that there appeared to be a general dissatisfaction in her mind both towards the Pastor & Chh; but that this dissatisfaction in their opinion was occasioned more by the interference of others connected with her own infirmities (being very deaf) than any true & reasonable grounds. But that there appeared to be no hope of doing away these prejudices so as to satisfy her with remaining in connection with this Chh. There being some peculiarities in the case, & it being deemed improper & irregular to give her a dismission & recommendation under existing circumstances — & not having made up their minds with respect to the proper course210 to be taken — it was voted to adjourn the meeting until monday next, March the 9th, with a view in the first place of making choice of a Dean to fill the place made vacant by the death of Dean Crombie.

    March 9th The brethren met agreeably to adjournment. After opening the meeting & addressing the throne of grace for divine guidance & direction, it was voted that the Chh at this time make a choice of a Dean to fill the office made vacant by the death of Dean Crombie. On collecting & counting the votes it appeared that brother William P. Ripley was unanimously chosen. May a divine blessing follow this solemn transaction, conducted with so much unanimity and harmony by the brethren. [42]

    The case of Mrs Bartlett was then taken up. After due & mature deliberation, it was Voted unanimously as the first proper step to be taken in this case, that she be requested to make a written acknowledgement to the Chh, for her irregular and improper conduct in absenting herself not211 only from public worship, but from the Lord’s table, at a time when she was able to attend public worship at another Society in town equally distant, & before she had applyed for a dismission & recommendation.212

    In order to avoid perplexity & embarrassment on any future application of this kind, & to prevent being pressed for a hasty decision by any particular regulation of any other Chh. it was voted to adopt the following as a rule of proceeding. That on application being made for a dismission from this Chh, with a view to join some other Chh, that the Church will grant a dismission only, unless the distance of removal be so great as to render it necessary and proper that a recommendation be added for the purpose of giving information respecting the character of the applicant. [It was understood that this rule was not to apply to the case of Mrs Bartlett.]213

    Sally Kendall, the wife of the Pastor of this Chh, being dismissed from the Chh, in Templeton & recommended to our christian fellowship & communion, it was unanimously Voted that she be admitted as a member in regular standing & in full Communion with this Chh. The meeting was then dissolved, being closed with prayer. [43]

    March. 15. At a meeting of the Chh, immediately after divine service — informed the brethren that Sarah Bartlett declined acknowledging any irregularity or impropriety of conduct in absenting herself from the Communion as stated at a former meeting, because she did not feel conscious of any; and requested, if the Chh, could not consistently give her a recommendation, that they would grant her a dismission without it. The brethren, tho’ satisfied that her conduct in this respect was irregular & improper, were nevertheless willing to comply with her request as far as they could consistently, choosing rather to dismiss her, than to detain her contrary to her desire. Accordingly it was

    Voted, that Sarah Bartlett, the Wife of Freeman Bartlett, at her particular request, be dismissed from her special relation to this Chh. with a view to connect herself with the third Chh. in Ply.

    Nov. 29. Stayed the chh, after divine service, & communicated to the brethren a letter from Mary Clark, expressive of her sense of the irregularity & impropriety of her conduct in absenting from their Communion & worship without a regular application for her dismission from the chh. & asking the brethren to forgive her & consider in regular standing, as her conduct in this particular resulted from want of consideration rather than an intention to give offence or violated her covenant. The Chh, Voted, in consideration of this214 acknowledgment [44] to forgive her, & consider in regular standing. This acknowledgment was accompanied by a request to be dismissed from her special relation to this chh, with a view to join the Chh, in Eel River. But the consideration of this request was postponed to a future meeting of the Chh.

    Dec. 6.215 Stayed the Chh after service with a view to take up the subject of Mary Clark’s request.

    In consideration of the circumstances of Eel River being the place of her expected residence & the convenience of her worshipping with the Society now organized & established there, it was

    Voted unanimously that our Sister Mary Clark, now a member in regular standing with us, be dismissed at her particular request from her special relation to this Chh, with a view to join the 4th Chh of Christ in Plymouth.

    1821 May 21. At a special meeting of the brethren of the Chh, at the house of the Pastor, communicated a letter from the Honble Judge Davis, suggesting for the consideration of the Chh, the expediency of transferring the Copy right of the New England’s Memorial, of which they had become the rightful owners by a gratuitous proposal of the Judge, to the Pilgrim Society as having peculiar relations to a work of this kind [45] and affording more extensive patronage; intimating, at the same time, that the transfer be made on such terms as to secure to the Chh, the same profit for every future edition, wh, they are now to receive216 for the first edition by the arrangement with Mr Avery. (See page 35217) After being made acquainted with the reasons & motives for vesting the copy right in the Pilgrim Society, & ascertaining the Judge’s wishes respecting it;

    Voted, unanimously, that this Chh, relinquish their claim to the copy right of the New England’s Memorial, & transfer the same to the Trustees of the Pilgrim Society; if they choose to accept it on terms similar to those agreed upon between Mr Avery & a committee of the Chh, for the edition now printing & soon to be published.

    Voted, also, that brothers, Dr Thacher & N. Russell with the Pastor, the surviving members of the Committee who made the arrangement with Mr Avery, be a Committee for making the necessary arrangements with the Trustees of the Pilgrim Society.

    It was likewise Voted that the thanks of the Chh, be presented to the Honble Judge Davis for the interest he has taken in the first Chh, & the liberal donation he has made & provided for the benefit of the poor of the Chh. [46]

    1821. Augt.12.218 After divine Service communicated a letter missive from the Chh in Wareham requesting our assistance at the ordination of Mr Hemenway on the 29th instant over the Chh, & Society in that place. Voted to comply with their request, & chose Brother Simeon Dyke, delegate.

    29. The Council met at the house of Mr219 Everett, agreeable to assignment: But in consequence of the extraordinary & unprecedented proceedings of the Council, relative to Rev. Mr Goodwin of Sandwich & his Chh, in voting that he was not the Pastor of a regular Chh, & of course had no220 right to assist in Council — The Pastor of this Chh, having protested against this proceeding as unjust & oppressive as respected Mr Goodwin, & as a violation of the rights of the Chh, & Society in Wareham, who had invited him, & by their letter missive, given him a right to a seat in council,221 decline officiating as Scribe of the Council, or taking any part in the transactions of the day. The Candidate was, however, ordained.

    Sept. 2. Sabbath, after divine service, communicated a letter from the Chh, & Society in the South Parish in Bridgwater, requesting the assistance of this Chh. on the 12th instant at the ordination of Mr Richard M. Hodges their pastor elect.

    Voted to comply with this request, & chose brother Dr N. Hayward, delegate. [47]

    1821 Sept. 9. Sabbath after divine Service communicated a letter from the religious Society in the East Parish in Bridgewater, requesting the assistance of this Chh, on the 19th inst. at the ordination of Mr Benjamin Fessenden.

    Voted, to comply with the request, & chose brother John B. Thomas delegate.

    Sept. 12.222 Attended the ordination at South Bridgwater, agreeably to the Vote of the Chh. when the Rev. Mr Hodges was solemnly inducted into the Pastoral office. On wh. occasion the Rev. Mr Sanger of Dover made the introductory prayer; Rev. Mr Lowell of Boston preached the sermon: Rev. Dr Harris of Dorchester made the consecrating prayer; Rev. Dr. Prince of Salem gave the charge; Rev. Mr Briggs of Lexington expressed the Fellowship of the Chhs; & the Rev. Mr Palfrey of Boston made the concluding prayer.

    Sept. 19. Attended the ordination at the East of Bridgwater, when the Rev. Mr Fessenden was solemnly inducted into the pastoral office. On wh. occasion Rev. Mr Allen of Pembroke made the introductory prayer; Rev. Mr Ware of Boston preached the Sermon; Rev. Mr Clark of Norton made the consecrating prayer; Rev. Dr Ware, Professor of Divinity at Harvard University, gave the charge; the Pastor of this chh, expressed the Fellowship of the chhs; & the Rev. Mr Barstow of223 Hanson made the concluding prayer.

    Nov. 18. Sabbath after divine Service communicated a letter from the Chh in Monument Ponds, requested the assistance of the Pastor & a delegate to assist at the ordination of Mr Bushnell their Pastor elect on the 21st instant. Voted to comply with this request, & that Dea. W. P. Ripley be the Deligate to represent the Chh. [48]

    Nov. 21. The Council met agreeable to appointment, on wh, occasion, the Mr Bushnell224 was solemnly consecrated to the work of the ministry in that place. Rev. Mr Torrey of Plymouth made the first prayer, & preached the sermon; the pastor of this Chh, made the consecrating prayer; Rev. Mr Cobb of Rochester225 gave the charge; Rev. Mr Hunn of Sandwich gave the Right Hand; Rev. Mr Holmes of N. Bedford, tho’ not of the Council, was requested to make the concluding prayer.

    1822. Jany 11. Received the following Note from Dr. Z. Bartlett inclosing two votes of the Trustees of the Pilgrim Society relative to the transfer of the Copy right of the New England’s Memorial from the first Church to that Society. (See page 44.45226)

    Plymouth Janry 11. 1822

    To Revd James Kendall — Chairman &c.

    Sir,

    The within is a vote of the trustees of the Pilgrim Society. In conformity with which I propose, that your Committee meet us at my house next monday Even’g. at ½ 6 o’clock, or at227 such other time & place as may best suit them —

    Respectfully yrs.

    Z. Bartlett.

    At a meeting of the Trustees held at the house of William Davis Jany 10, 1822. Voted to accept the Copy Right of the N. E. Memorial to be published by John Davis Esqr. on the terms generously proposed by the First Chh, in Plymo agreeable to the communication from the Revd Mr Kendall by his letter 23d of May last in behalf of a Committee of the Church.

    Also Voted that Zaccheus Bartlett William Davis Zabdiel Sampson Esqrs be a committee to communicate this vote to Mr Kendall, as Chairman of the Committee of the Church, & to appoint the time to meet them on [49] the subject, & to agree on a mode of transfer of the Copy Right to the Pilgrim Society, & receive the same & deposit it with the Clerk of the Trustees, & he record the same in their228 records.

    A copy of record.

    W. Davis,

    Clerk of the Trustees of the Pilgrim Society.

    Jany 14. The committee of the Chh, met at Dr Bartlett’s agreeable to his proposal, & agreed on the mode of transferring the Copy right of N. England’s Memorial, of wh, the following is a copy.

    Whereas the first Church in Plymouth have received from the Honble John Davis of Boston a grant of his Copy right of a New & improved edition of Nathaniel Morton’s New England’s Memorial, —

    Now, therefore, know all men that we the undersigned, being a Committee of said Church agreeable to a Vote of said Church, on the 21st day of May A.D. 1821. as by their record will appear, to transfer the title of said Church to the Copy right aforesaid to the Pilgrim Society — do, by said authority, and by these presents, transfer, set over, and assign to said Pilgrim Society all the right, title, & interest, of said Church in & to said Copy right, upon the same229 conditions as have been made with Joseph Avery, under a contract, made Feb.3.1814 — and under the same limitations230 and is on the records of said Church.

    That is to say, after said Avery shall have fulfilled, & had the231 entire benefit of his contract, that said Pilgrim Society shall have full right & title to publish a new edition, or editions, of said Memorial forever after, on the following conditions; that they the said Pilgrim Society, or the Trustees of232 the [50] same, shall deliver to said first Church233 in Plymouth, or a committee appointed by them, one hundred & ten volumes of said work for every three thousand volumes they may publish — and in the same proportion for a greater or less number, being in full for a consideration for this transfer.

    In witness hereof in behalf of said Church, we have here unto set our hands & seals this fourteenth day of January, one thousand & eight hundred & twenty two.

    Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, —

    William Davis

    James Kendall

    Zabdiel Sampson.

    James Thacher

    Nathl Russell

    Plymouth Jany 15. 1822. This certifies that the above is a true copy of the transfer from the first Church in Plymouth by their committee of their right to a copy Right therein stated.

    William Davis

    Secretary of the Trustees of the Pilgrim Society

    March 24. Sabbath, after public service — Notified the brethren of the Chh. that there would be meeting of the brethren on tuesday evening following at the house of the Pastor, principally for the purpose of choosing a Dean to fill the vacancy occasioned by the234 the death of Dean Spooner.

    March 26.235 Met agreeable to the above notice. The meeting was opened by prayer. [51] The brethren concluded that they would come to the choice of a Deacon this evening. After considerable delay, occasioned by a disaffected brother’s introducing a subject of controversy — relative to the doctrine of the Trinity; the brethren proceeded to bring in their votes for a Deacon. On counting them, it appeared that brother Rosseter Cotton was unanimously chosen to fill that office. And he consented to accept the appointment. An236 application had been made by two or three members to be dismissed from their relation to this Chh, with a view to join the third Chh. in Plymouth. But the evening being spent it was, voted to adjourn the meeting three weeks, to tuesday evening, the 16th of April.

    April. 16. Met agreeable to adjournment. After opening the meeting by prayer; the request of the wid. Phebe Cotton & Priscilla Sampson, wife of Capt John Sampson was taken under consideration. And after due237 deliberation it was

    Voted, that our Sisters, Phebe Cotton & Priscilla Sampson, members of this Chh, & in regular standing, at then particular request be dismissed from their special relation to us, with a view238 & intention of connecting themselves with the third Chh, of Christ in Plymouth.

    The brethren also consented, that our brother Ichabud Morton, who had requested a dismission, should be included in this Vote, provided that he had made a selection of the Chh, with wh, he wished to be connected.

    The meeting was then dissolved. [52]

    1823 May 4. Stayed the Church after divine Service & communicated a letter from the Pastor & Church of the first congregational Society in New Bedford, requesting the advice239 & assistance of this Church by the Pastor & delegate to unite in Council relative to the dissolution of the connexion between the Rev. Mr Whitaker & the Chh, & Society of wh he is pastor.

    Voted to comply with this request on the contingency that the Pastor should not be prevented240 from attending on account of sickness in the parish.

    July. 6. Notified the brethren of the Chh, after divine service, of a meeting of the241 Chh, on wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the house of the Pastor.

    July. 9. Met accordingly. Stated to the brethren, that the principle object for wh, the meeting was called was to consider the expediency of altering the terms or conditions of becoming members of the Chh, & enjoying Christian privileges; & in order to render them more conformable to the242 requirements of the gospel, more agreeable to Apostolic practice, & more in accordance with the usuage of this ancient Chh, for 175 years. It appeared that in the year 1795 a departure from the ancient usuage of the Chh, was introduced, by adopting a written creed or confession * wh, was thought

    [53] to be a condition of admition to christian ordinances not warranted by Ch, or his Apostles, & not promotive of the increase & prosperity of the Chh. That it was243 in fact a departure from the practice of this Chh from the time of our forefathers, & from the first principle244 of protestanism — wh, is a sufficiency of the holy scriptures for all the purposes of faith & practice. Instead, therefore, of continuing to make a publick acknowledgement of this creed a condition of enjoying ch-fellowship & communion in future it was Voted, unanimously, to return to the former practice of this Chh, in this respect, & adopt the Covenant * made use of by the Chh, previous to the year 1795. The following is the original.

    * See 92 Page of Vol 2d Chh records.245

    * See page 29th of Vol 1st Chh. records.246

    To the Church.

    You having been acquainted with the desires of this person to beadmitted to full Communion with this Church: — Please to manifest your readiness to receive ——— by the usual sign.

    This Chh. having received you to their Communion; you are now to renew your Covenant with God and his people.

    Chh. Covenant.

    You do (now) in the presence of God, in the presence of his holy Angels, and in the presence of this solemn assembly, this day avouch the Lord Jehovah, the only living and the true God,247 to be your God, and do give up yourself to him alone, acknowledging God the Father to be your Father and Sovereign: And giving yourself unto the Lord [64] Jesus Christ as your only Priest and Sacrifice,248 atonement, as249 your only Prophet and Guide, as your only King and Lawgiver: — and to the Holy Spirit of God as your only Sanctifier and Comforter; — and also giving up yourself to this Church of our Lord Jesus Christ — You do solemnly promise by the help of250 his grace to walk with God and this his Church, in ways of holy Communion, and due subjection to all his holy ordinances, and according to his will, revealed in his holy word.

    This you promise.

    I do then, in the name of this Chh, promise to you, that, by the help of the same grace, we will walk towards you in brotherly love, and holy watchfulness for our mutual succour and edification in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Now the God of all grace who keepeth Covenant & mercy to a thousand generations make us all faithful herein to himself and to one another for his name sake. Amen.

    It was also, voted that written relations as they are called, should no longer be required as a term of admition to Christian ordinances; but that it should be optional with the applicant to communicate his request in writing, or verbally through the Pastor.

    With respect to Mercy W. Bramhall, who from religious scruples, had withdrawn herself from our Communion for some time, & even from worshipping with us, without applying for any dismission from the Chh, it was

    Voted, that whereas Mercy W. Bramhall has with drawn herself from our Communion & fellowship [55] We as a chh. withdraw our special care & watchfulness over her.

    This meeting was closed as it was begun with prayer.

    Dec. 6. After divine service, communicated to the Chh, a letter from the First Congregational Chh, & Society in New Bedford, requesting the assistance of Pastor & Delegates from this Chh. at the ordination of251 Mr Orville Dewey, on the 17th instant.

    Voted, to comply with the request contained in the above letter missive, & chose Dean Cotton & Capt. N. Russell delegates to represent the Chh.

    Dec. 17. The council covened agreeably to letters missive when Mr O. Dewey was solemnly consecrated to the Pastoral office over sd Chh, & Society. On this occasion the Introductory prayer was made by Revd Mr Goodwin of Sandwich; the Sermon preached by Revd Mr Tuckerman of Chelsea; the Consecrating prayer was offered by Revd Mr Ripley of Waltham; the Charge was delivered by the Pastor of this Chh; the Right Hand of Fellowship by the Revd Mr May of Brooklyn, in Connecticut: & the concluding prayer by Revd Mr Swift of Nantucket.

    1824 Sept. 26. After divine service communicated a letter missive from the East Chh. in Barnstable to this Chh, requesting our Assistance by Pastor & delegates at Ordination of Mr Henry Hersey on the 6th of Oct. Voted. To comply with request & chose Dr J. Thacher and Dea. Wm P. Ripley delegates.

    Oct. 6. The council convened agreeably to letters missive when Mr H. Hersey was solemnly consecrated to the Pastoral office over sd Chh, & Society. Introductory Prayer by Rev. Mr Brooks of Hingham; Sermon by Rev. Mr Palfrey of Brattle Street Chh, Boston; [56] Consecrating in prayer by the Pastor of this Chh.; Charge by Rev. Dr Lowell of West Chh. Boston; right Hand by Rev. Mr Gannett of Federal Street Chh, Boston; Address to the Chh, & Society by Rev. Mr Goodwin of Sandwich; Concluding Prayer by Rev. Mr Swift of Nantucket.

    1825 Jany 30. Communicated to the chh, a letter missive from the Chh, in Barton Square, Salem, requesting our advice & assistance in council at the Installation252 of Rev. Henry Colman over the religious Society in that place.

    Voted to comply with this request, & chose253 brother Nathl Russell as a delegate.

    Also notified the brethren of a chh, meeting at the house of the Pastor on tuesday following.

    Fev.254 1. The brethren met accordingly. The meeting was opened by prayer. Then took into consideration the request of Nancy Brewster and Lucy Nicolson to be dismissed from their relation to this Chh. The brethren, having respect to the rights of conscience, & disposed to treat with tenderness those whom they considered under the influence of error, prepossession, & prejudice, Voted to comply with their request. After due deliberation, and considering that the applicants for255 some time had voluntarily absented themselves from our christian fellowship & communion, the brethren directed that the following should be the form of the certificate to be delivered to them.

    This may certify that—is a publick professor of the christian religion and a member of this Chh, and that so long as256 (she) continued to worship & fellowship with us257 was in regular standing with the Chh; and that at her particular request she is now absolved from her special relation to the first Chh.

    The Chh, also Voted, that the ancient Communion [57] furniture belonging to this Chh, the place258 of which has been supplyed259 by the purchase of new furniture,260 be presented to the 4th Chh, for their acceptance & use, and that the Pastor & Dean Ripley communicate this Vote.

    The meeting was then closed with prayer.

    1826 Jany 8. Lord’s Day, after service communicated a letter missive from the 2d Chh. in Plymouth, requesting the assistance of this Chh. with their Pastor & deligate at the ordination of Mr Joshua Barrett over sd Chh, & Society on the 11th instant.

    Voted to comply with their request & chose261 Dean Wm P. Ripley as deligate.

    Jan. 11. The council meet at the time & place appointed, when the Pastor elect was solemnly consecrated to the work of the christian ministry, & ordained over the 2d Chh, & Society in Plymouth. On wh, occasion, the Revd Mr Fish of Marshpee made the introductory prayer; Rev. Mr Pratt of Barstable preached the sermon; the Pastor of this Chh, made the Ordaining prayer; the Rev. Mr Dexter of Plymton delivered the Charge; the Rev. Mr Whitmore expressed the Fellowship of the Chhs.; the Rev. Mr Fish addressed the People of the Society; and Rev. Mr Pratt made the concluding Prayer.

    June 4. Lord’s day, after service, communicated a letter missive from the first Congregational Chh, & Society in Duxbury,262 inviting the aid of this Chh, by their Pastor & Deligate at the ordination of Mr Benja Kent as Colleague Pastor with Dr Allyn over said Chh & Society on the 7th inst. Voted to comply with their request, & chose Dr N. Hayward as Deligate.

    June 7. The council convened at the time & place appointed, when the Pastor elect was solemnly consecrated to the work [58] of the Christian ministry, & ordained over the first Congregational Chh, & Society in Duxbury as Colleague Pastor with Rev. Dr Allyn.

    Oct. 8. Sabbath after service, communicated a letter missive from the first Congregational Chh, & Society in East Bridgewater, requesting the aid of this Chh, by their Pastor & Deligate, at the ordination of Mr John D. Williams over said Chh & Soc. on the 18th instant.

    Voted. To comply with this request; — And that brother Nathl Russell be the Deligate to represent the Chh.

    Oct. 18. Council convened at the time & place appointed, when the Pastor elect was Solemnly consecrated to the work of the christian ministry in that place. The introductory prayer & reading of the Scriptures by Rev. Dr Lowell; Sermon by Rev. Dr Porter; Consecrating prayer by Rev. Dr. Willard; Charge by the Pastor of this Church; Fellowship of the Churches by Rev. Mr Hodges; Address to the people by Rev. Mr Clark; concluding prayer by Rev.263 Dr Reed.

    Oct. 22. Sabbath after Service communicated a264 Letter missive from the Church & Society in Hanson, requesting the aid of this Chh, by their Pastor & Delegate on the 25 inst. at the ordination of Mr Freeman P Howland over265 said Chh, & Society.

    Voted — To comply with this request;— and that Dean R. Cotton be the Delegate to represent the Chh.

    Oct. 25. The Council convened at the time & place appointed the Pastor elect was solemnly consecrated to the work of the ch, minister & ordained over the Chh, & Society in that place. Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Eaton of Middleboro’, Sermon by Rev. Sylvester Holmes of N. Bedford; Consecrating prayer by the Pastor of this Chh; Charge by Rev. Mr Willis; Right hand by Rev. Mr Huntington; Address by Rev. Mr Hitchlock; concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Thomas of Abbington. [59]

    View of Town Square, Plymouth, about 1828

    Engraved for The Colonial Society of Massachusetts from the drawing by Benjamin Parris Bartlett

    1827.266 Dec. 21 Communicated a letter missive from the Chh, and Society in Littleton267 requesting the aid of this Chh, by their Pastor & deligate at the ordination of Mr Wm H. White268 over said Chh, & Society on the 2 Jany next.

    Voted — To comply with their request, & chose brother Nathl Russell as deligate.

    1828 Jany 2. The Council269 convened at the time & place appointed, and the Pastor elect was solemnly consecrated to the work of the christian ministry, and ordained over the chh, & Society in that town. Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Blanchard of Harvard; Sermon by Rev. Dr Thayer of Lancaster; Ordaining prayer by the Pastor of this Chh; Charge by Rev. Dr Lowell of Boston; Right hand of fellowship by Rev. Mr. Stetson of Medford; Address to the people by Rev. Mr Allen of Bolton; Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Robinson of Groton.

    1828. June 8. Lord’s day, after service, communicated a letter missive from the 2d Congregational unitarian Society in N. York, requesting the aid of this Chh, by their Pastor and deligate at the Ordination of Mr Wm Parsons Lunt over said Society on the 19th instant. Voted to comply with this request, & brother Joseph Bartlett was appointed deligate.270

    The council convened at the time & place appointed when the Pastor elect was solemnly Consecrated to the work of the Christian ministry, and271 ordained over said Chh, & Society.

    Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Pierpont of Boston: Sermon by Rev. Mr Greenwood [60] of Boston: Consecrating prayer by the Pastor of this Chh; Charge by Rev. Mr Frothingham of Boston: Right hand & address to the Society by Rev. Mr Ware of N. York: Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Parkman of Boston.

    Nov. 16. — Lord’s day, after service, communicated a Letter Missive from the 1st Congregational Chh, & Society in East Bridge water, requesting the assistance of this Chh, by their Pastor and Deligate at the Ordination of Mr Eliphalet P. Crafts over said Chh, & Society on the 19th inst. Voted to comply with this request; and that272 Dea. Wm P. Ripley be the Deligate to represent the chh.

    The council convened at the time & place appointed, when the Pastor elect was solemnly consecrated to the work of the christian ministry, and ordained over said chh, and Society. — On which occasion the Introductory prayer and reading of the Scriptures was performed by Rev. Mr Brooks of Hingham; Sermon by Rev. Mr Barrett of Boston, from 2 Cor. 6. 1; Consecrating Prayer by Rev. Dr Porter of Roxbury; Charge by Rev. Mr Clark of Norton; Right hand by Rev. Mr Gouldsbury of North Bridgewater; Address to the people by Rev. Mr Huntoon of Canton; Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Kent of Duxbury.

    1829. Jany 4 — Stayed the Chh, after public Service, & communicated a letter missive from the first Congregational Society in Kingston inviting this Chh, with their Pastor & delegate to assist in the Ordination of Mr Jonathan Cole on the 21st instant. Voted to comply with this request & chose brother Nathaniel Russell as a Delegate.

    Also: Voted, unanimously to dispense with the [61] customary form of taken273 a vote, when a person is admitted to the Chh, who had stood propounded the usual time & no objections made to their being received into ch, Fellowship and communion.

    Jany 21. The Council convened at 9 o’clock A M at the house of Rev. Mr Willis; and, after attending to the proceedings of the Society relative to the Senior Pastor, & also to their invitation given to the Pastor elect & his answer and being satisfied, from the credentials exhibited274 with the character & qualifications of the Candidate, Voted that they were ready, and did proceed to ordination. On which occasion, the Introductory prayer and reading of the Scriptures was performed by Rev. Mr Robinson of Groton; Sermon by Rev. Mr Brazer of Salem, from Rom. 12. 11. “Fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.” Prayer of Ordination by the Pastor of this Chh; Charge by Rev. Mr Willis, senior Pastor; Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Farley of Providence; — Address to the people by the Rev. Mr Gannett of Boston; Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Hodges of Bridgewater.

    1830. Feb.275 7. Communicated a Letter missive from the Congregational Chh, & Society in Concord, Mass; inviting this Chh, by their276 Pastor and deligate to assist in the ordination of Mr Hersey Bradford Goodwin on the 17th instant, as colleague Pastor with the Rev. Dr. Ripley. Voted, to comply with this request, and that brother Nathl Russell Jun be the deligate.

    Feb. 17. The council convened at the time [62] and place appointed;—and having examined & approved of the proceedings of the Society relative to the invitation given to the Pastor elect, and being satisfied also with the testimonials presented in favour of his character and qualifications for the christian ministry; — the council Voted277 to proceed to ordination. On which occasion the Rev. Mr Francis of Watertown made the Introductory prayer, — Rev. Mr Cole of Kingston, read the Scriptures; — the Pastor of this Church preached the Sermon, from Gal. 1. 11. 12.278 Rev. Mr Ripley of Waltham made the ordaining prayer; Rev. Mr Field of Weston gave the charge; — Rev. Mr Emerson of Boston expressed the Fellowship of the Chhs; — Rev. Mr White of Dedham delivered the Address to the people; Rev. Mr Whitman of Billerica made the concluding prayer.

    May 2.279 Communicated a letter missive from the first congregational chh, & society for Sherburne, inviting this chh, by their Pastor and deligate to assist in the ordination of Mr Samuel Clarke, as associate Pastor with the Rev. Mr. Townsend, who from ill health is unable to preach, on the 20th of May instant.

    Voted — to comply with this request. Brother Ichabud Morton was appointed deligate.

    May. 20. The council convened at the time and place appointed. And having attended to the proceedings of the chh, & Society relative to the invitation given to the pastor elect; [63] and also to the testimonials in favour of his character and qualifications for the christian ministry — Voted, that they were satisfied, & were ready to proceed to ordination. Introductory prayer was offered by Revd Mr Ripley of Waltham; Rev. Mr Thompson of Elliotville, Natick, read selections from the Scriptures; the Pastor of this Chh, preached the sermon, from Acts 3. 26; Rev. Mr Richie280 of Needham made the ordaining prayer; Rev. Dr Pierce of Brookline gave the Charge; Rev. Mr Sanger of Dover expressed the Fellowship of the Churches. Rev. Mr White of Dedham made the concluding prayer.

    May 30. Communicated a letter missive from the first Congregational Chh, and Society in Northfield — inviting this Chh, by their Pastor and Delegate to assist in the Ordination of Mr Geo. W. Hosmer as Pastor of sd Ch, & Society on the 9th of June. Voted to comply with the request.

    June, 9th The council met at the time and place appointed; and having attended to the proceedings of the Society relative to the invitation given to the Pastor elect — and also to the testimonials in favour of his character & qualifications for the christian ministry — Voted that they were satisfied with the same, & were ready to proceed to ordination. Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Cole of Kingston; Reading scriptures by Rev. Mr Whitwell of Walpole, N.H. — Sermon by Rev. Mr Walker of Charlestown; — Consecrating Prayer by the Pastor of this Chh; — Charge by Dr Ripley of Concord; Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Goodwin of Concord; — Address to the people by Rev. Mr Ripley of Boston; — Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Ripley of Waltham. [64] Records continued.

    1830. Oct. 31. After publick service, communicated a letter missive from the First Congregational Chh. and Society in Medfield, requesting this Chh, by their Pastor and Delegate to meet an Ecclesiastical Council, and assist in the Ordination of Mr James Augustus Kendall, their Pastor elect, on the 10th of November. Voted, to comply with the request, and Dr N. Hayward was appointed Delegate.

    Nov. 10. The Council met at the time and place appointed; Dr Ripley was chosen Moderator, and Rev. Mr Storer Scribe. — and having attended to the proceedings of the Chh, and Society relative to the invitation given to the Pastor elect, and also to the testimonials in favour of his character and qualifications for the christian ministry; — Voted, That they were satisfied with the same, and were ready to proceed to Ordination. Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Allen of Northborough; — Reading selections from the scriptures by Rev. Mr Hosmer of Northfield; Sermon281 by the Pastor of this Chh, the father of the Candidate Philip. 4.17.; Ordaining prayer by Dr Ripley of Concord; Charge by Rev Mr Clark of Norton; Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Wells of Kennebunk, Maine; Address [65] to the people by Rev. Mr Ripley of Boston; Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Clarke of Sherburne.

    Nov. 28. Communicated a letter Missive, after publick service, from the First Congregational Chh, and Society in Athol, inviting this Chh, by their Pastor and a Delegate, to join an Ecclesiastical Council, and assist in the Ordination of Mr Josiah Moore, their Pastor elect, on the eight of December. Voted, To accept the invitation: — But on account of the distance and the lateness of the season, though altogether satisfied with the candidate and the proceedings of the Society, the Pastor was excused, at his request, from attending on the occasion.

    1831. April. 10. Being the sabbath — the last religious service was performed in the Old Meeting House, by the Pastor: It282 having been decided by a Vote of the Parish, that it was expedient to take it down, and to rebuild. The House had stood 87 years. The text on the occasion was from the prophet Haggai, 2. Chap, and 3d verse: “Who is left among you, that saw this House in her first glory? And how do you see it now?” The Communion was on the same day. The occasion, from the associations and the tender recollections, that it brought to view, was solemn and interesting. — The monday following, the workmen began to take down the House. [66] Records Continued.

    June 2d — The foundations of the New Church being completed, and preparation for raising the frame of the Building being made — a prayer was offered up, by the Pastor of the Chh, to Almighty God for his assistance, protection and blessing upon this “good work of our hands.”

    Dec. 14. The New Church being completed without the slightest accident to the workmen — It was solemnly Dedicated to the worship and service of Almighty God. The following clergimen took part in the services on this interesting occasion. The Rev. Benja Kent of Duxbury made the Introductory prayer. Rev. Jonathan Cole of Kingston read selections from the Scriptures. Rev. Ezra S. Goodwin of Sandwich offered the prayer of Dedication. The Pastor of the Church preached the Sermon: Text, Ezra, 6. 16. “And the children of Israel, the priests and Levites — kept the Dedication of this House of God with joy.” — Rev. Charles Brooks of Hingham made the concluding prayer. Benediction by the Pastor.

    The sale of the pews was in the afternoon of the day of Dedication. They were all sold, except such as were reserved for the aged & free pews, for a sum sufficient to cover the expense of the New Chh, to pay the pew-holders in the Old house, at the apprized value — and leave a balance of about $25,00. [67] 1831

    On the 22d of Nov. a remarkable circumstance occurred, worthy of being recorded, as an instance of the interposition of Providence in the preservation of lives and property. During a severe tempest, that passed over this region in the morning the New Church was struck by lightning. One of the pinnacles on the North side of the tower received the fluid — the lightning running down to the belldeck room, crossed in a diagonal direction to the South west, till it came in contact with one of the columns — and then passed down the inside of the column to the ground. The pinnacle was destroyed, and the plastering283 forced from the column — and the granite pillar, upon which it rested, was removed. No other damage284 was sustained by the tower; and the body of the building was not injured at all. Although several persons were within the tower at the time, and two in the bell-deck room — yet no one suffered the slightest injury.

    May. 13. After public service, communicated a letter from the first Congregational Unitarian Society in Brattleboro’, Vermont — requesting this Chh, by their Pastor and delegate to assist at the Ordination of Mr Addison285 Brown, their Pastor elect, on the 14. June. Voted, to comply with the above request.

    Fourth Meeting-house, Plymouth 1831–1892

    Engraved for The Colonial Society of Masschusetts from Dr. James Thacher’s History of the Town of Plymouth, 1832

    June 14. The council Met at the time and place appointed. Rev. Abiel Abbot of Peterboro’ was chosen Moderator — [68] Rev. Josiah Moore of Athol was chosen Scribe. Having attended to the proceedings of the Society, relative to the invitation given to their Pastor elect — and also to his286 testimonials & qualifications for the christian ministry,

    Voted that they were satisfied with the same, and were ready to proceed to ordination. The following was the order of exercises on the occasion. Introductory prayer by Mr Rogers of Bernardston; Reading of the Scriptures by Mr Crosby of Charlestown, N.H. — Sermon by Mr Hill of Worcester — Consecrating prayer by the Pastor of this Chh — Charge by Mr Abbot of Peterboro’, N.H. — Fellowship of the Churches by Mr Hosmer of Northfield—Address to the Society by Mr Goodwin of Concord, Mass:—Concluding prayer by Harding of New Salem, Mass: —Benediction by Mr Brown.

    1832. Jany. Brother Ichabud Morton was chosen Deacon of the Chh.

    March. 24. 1833. After publick service, communicated a letter missive from the first congregational Chh, and Society in Taunton, requesting this Chh, by their Pastor and Deligate to assist in the Installation of the reverend Andrew Bigelow, their Pastor elect on the 10th of April next. Voted to comply with the above request Brother Nathl Russell Jun. was appointed deligate.

    April 10. The Council met at the time and place appointed. Rev. Dr Richmond of Dorchester was chosen Moderator;—Rev. Mr Hall of Providence Scribe. Having attended to the proceedings of the Society [69] relative to the invitation given to their Pastor elect &c Voted that they were satisfied with the same, and were ready to proceed to Installation.

    The following was the order of exercises on the occasion. Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Stetson of Medford; reading of the scriptures by Rev. Mr Crafts of E. Bridgewater; Sermon by Rev. Mr Brazer of Salem; Prayer of Installation by the Pastor of this Chh; Charge by Rev. Mr Clark of Norton; Fellowship of the Churches by Rev. Mr Hall of Providence; Address to the Society by Rev. Mr. Pierpont of Boston; Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Farley of Providence; Benediction by Rev. Mr. Bigelow.

    April. 21. After public service, communicated a letter missive from the First Congregational Chh, and Society in Sandwich, requesting the assistance of this Chh, by their Pastor & Deligate, at the Installation of Rev. John M. Merrick, their Pastor elect, on the 1st of May next. Voted to comply with the above request.

    May. 1st The council convened at the time and place appointed — and was organized by the choice of the Pastor of this Chh. as Moderator, and the rev. Mr Hersey of Barnstable as Scribe. Having attended to the proceedings of the Society relative to their invitation, & the answer of the Pastor elect — and also to the testimonials exhibited in favour of his ministerial character & qualifications Voted, That they were satisfied with the same [70] And were ready to proceed to Installation.

    The following was the order of exercises on the Occasion. Introductory prayer & reading selections from the scriptures by Rev. Mr Hersey: — Sermon by Rev. E. S. Gannett, Boston; — prayer of Installation by rev. Mr Swift of Nantucket; Charge by the Moderator; Right hand of fellowship & address to the people by Rev. Mr Sewall of Danverse:— Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Cole of Kingston; — Benediction by the Pastor.

    Nov. 3. After public service, communicated a letter missive from the first Congregational Society in Bridgewater, requested the assistance of this Chh, by their Pastor and deligate at the Ordination of Mr Theophilus P. Doggett their pastor elect, on the 13th inst. Voted. To comply with the above request. Dr Hayward was appointed delegate.

    Nov. 13. The Council convened at the time and place appointed — and was organized by choosing the rev: Pitt Clark of Norton, Moderator — and Rev. Mr Edes of Canton Scribe. Having attended to the proceedings of the Society relative to their invitation, & the answer of the Pastor elect, and also to the testimonials exhibited relative to his ministerial character & qualifications — Voted, that they were satisfied with the same, & were ready to proceed to ordination.

    The following was287 the order of exercises [71] on the occasion. Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Hodges — Sermon by Rev. Mr Doggett of Raynham, father of the pastor elect — Consecrating prayer by Rev. Dr Lowell of Boston — Charge by Rev. Mr Parkman of Boston — Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Crafts of E. Bridgewater — Address to the Society by Rev. Mr Bigelow of Taunton — Concluding prayer by the pastor of this Chh. Benediction by the Pastor.

    Nov. 24. After public service, communicated a letter missive from the 2d Chh, and Society in Boston requesting the assistance of this Chh, by its Pastor & Deligate, at the Ordination of Mr Chandler Robbins, their Pastor elect, on the 4th of Dec. next. Voted — To concomply with the request — and Brother B. Hedge was chosen Deligate.

    Dec. 4. The Council convened at the time and place appointed — and organized by choosing Dr Packard of Chelmsford, Moderator and Rev. Mr Young of Boston Scribe. Being satisfied with the proceedings of the Society relative to their invitation, &288 the answer of the Pastor elect — and also with the testimonials exhibited in favour of his ministerial character & qualifications — Voted. They were ready to proceed to Ordination.

    The following was the order of exercises, on the occasion. Introductory prayer & reading the scriptures by Rev. Mr Pierpont of Boston. [72] Sermon by Professor Henry Ware Jun — Consecrating prayer by the Moderator — Charge by the Pastor of this Church — Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Parkman of Boston — Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Putnam of289 Roxbury.

    1834. Feb. 8th At a regular meeting of the Church, the case of our brother Benja Whiting, came under consideration. It having appeared, that, by an acknowled habit of intemperance, he had deprived himself of a regular standing in the Church, and it further having appeared, on satisfactory testimony, that he had reformed, & become exemplary in his christian walk — the following Vote was passed by the brethren — & the Pastor was authorized to furnish him with the subjoined Certificate of his regular standing in the Church.

    Whereas our brother, Benja Whiting, by an acknowledge habit of intemperance, had deprived himself of a regular standing in the Chh, & of the privelege & enjoyment of christian Communion — And Whereas we have satisfactory290 reason to hope & believe, that he has repented & reformed and that his life & conversation for some time past have been as becometh the gospel of Christ — Therefore, as an expression of our tender regard and christian sympathy for him, and with a desire to strengthen every good purpose of his heart, & to encourage him in his christian course — [73] Voted, unanimously, That this our brother be restored to a regular standing in the Church, and received as a member in christian fellowship and full communion with us.

    The following Certificate was authorized by the brethren to be given to brother Whiting.

    This may certify that our brother Benja Whiting is a public professor of the christian religion — and, having been recently restored to a regular standing in the Chh, & received as a member in christian fellowship & full communion with us — At his particular request, he is hereby absolved from his special relation to this Chh, & cordially recommended to the charity & fellowship of the 4th Chh, in Plymouth.

    By direction & in behalf of the brethren.

    J. Kendall, Pastor.

    May, 4th Communicated a letter of291 the Congregational Church & Society in Duxbury, requesting the presence & assistance of this Chh, by the Pastor & deligate at the installation of Rev. Josiah Moore on the 14th inst. Voted to comply with the request, & Dea. Wm P. Ripley was appointed the deligate.

    The council met at the time & place appointed — and having satisfied themselves of the regularity of the proceedings of the Society [74] Voted, unanimously, that they were ready to proceed to Installation.

    The usual services were performed by the following clergimen. Reading the scriptures by Rev. Mr Goodwin of Concord: — First Prayer by Mr Sewall of Scituate: Sermon by Mr Young of Boston: — Prayer of Instalation by the Pastor of this Chh: Charge by Dr Lowell of Boston: Right Hand of Fellowship by Mr Cole of Kingston: Address to the people by Mr Ripley of Waltham: Concluding Prayer by Mr Allen of Pembroke.

    Augt 3d Communicated a letter from the First Congregational Society in West Bridgewater, requesting the assistance of this Chh by their Pastor & Deligate at the Ordination of Mr Richard Stone, their pastor elect, on the 20th instant. Voted to comply with then request and Capt. Nathl Russell was appointed deligate.

    The council met at the time & place appointed — And being satisfied with the regularity of the proceedings of the Society — and also with the character & qualifications of the candidate, Voted, unanimously, that they were ready to proceed to Ordination. The services were assigned as follows: Reading the Scriptures, by Rev. Mr Allen of Pembroke; Introductory prayer by Rev. Adin Ballou of Mendon; Sermon by Rev. Jason Whitman of Boston; Consecrating prayer by Rev. Mr Clark of Norton: Charge by the Pastor of this Church; Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Bigelow of Taunton; Address [75] to the people by Rev. Mr Doggett of Bridgewater; Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Crafts of E. Bridgewater. [76]

    1835. May 10. Communicated a letter from the First Congregational Chh. & Society in New Bedford, requesting the assistance of this Chh, by its Pastor & Deligate at the Ordination of Mr Angier,292 their Pastor293 elect, on the 20th instant. Voted, to comply with the above request, & brother Nathl Russell was appointed deligated.

    June 20. The Council met at the time & place appointed and the preliminary proceedings, Voted, unanimously, that they were ready to proceed to Ordination. The following was the order of the services. Reading the Scriptures after the Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Edes of Nantucket. Sermon by Rev. O. Dewy. Ordaining prayer by Mr Hall of Providence. Charge, by Rev. Mr Greenwood, Boston. Right Hand of Fellowship, by Rev. Mr Robbins of Boston. Address to the people by Rev. Mr Stetson of Medford. Concluding Prayer by Rev. Mr Farley of Providence. Benediction, by Mr Angier.

    1836. May. 24. Communicated a letter from the First Congregational Chh, & Society in Quincy, requesting the aid of this Chh, by its Pastor & Deligate at the Instalation of Rev. Wm P. Lunt, as Colleague Pastor, with Rev. Mr Whitney, on the 3d of June next. Voted to comply with the above request.

    June 3d The Council met at the time & place appointed. The following clergimen performed the public services. Introductory Prayer & Reading the Scriptures by Rev. Mr Whitney of Roxbury. Sermon by Rev. Mr Frothingham of Boston. Consecrating prayer by Rev. Mr Whitney, Senior Pastor. Charge by Rev. Dr Parkman, of Boston. [77] Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Cunningham of Dorchester. Address to the people by Rev. Mr Gannett of Boston. Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Farley of Providence.

    Oct. 16. Communicated a letter missive from the 2d Congregational Chh, & Society in Scituate, requested the aid of this Chh, by Pastor & Deligate at the Installation of Rev. Saml J. May as their Pastor on the 26th instant.

    Voted — To comply with the above294 request — and brother Nathl Russell Jun was appointed deligate. The Council convened at the time & place appointed. The following Clergimen took part in the public services. Introductory prayer & Reading Scriptures by Rev. Mr Angier of New Bedford. Sermon by Rev. Mr Francis of Watertown. Prayer of Installation by Rev. Mr Moore of Duxbury. Charge by the Pastor of this Church. Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Sewall of East Scituate. Address to the people by Rev. Mr Hall of Dorchester. Concluding Prayer by Rev. Mr Phipps of Cohassett. [78]

    June 15, 1837. The brethren of the Chh, agreeable to notice, met at the house of the Pastor: the meeting was opened by prayer. After conversing upon the interests of the Chh, and the best means of promoting its increase and prosperity295 — it was voted, unanimously, to adopt the following Profession & Declaration as the form & condition, in future, of admission to the Chh, and of partaking of the ordinances of the gospel

    Believing the scriptures of the Old and New Testament to contain the word of God, and to be the only and a sufficient rule of faith and practice; — it is my (or our sincere) desire and purpose of heart in professing this belief — in joining the Chh, — and partaking of the Ordinances of the gospel296 — by the aid of his grace — to live by the faith of the Son of God, and thus to walk in all the297 Commandments and Ordinances of298 the Lord blameless.

    It is to be optional with the applicant to manifest his or her assent to this profession299 either in public, or to the Pastor in private; — and, by so doing the person is to be recorded & declared to be a member in full Communion with the Chh. This form, being so much in harmony with “the Simplicity that is in Christ” — and so conformable to the primitive practice [79] of the Chh, — it is hoped and believed will tend to remove from the minds of300 sincere and devout persons every reasonable objection against joining the Chh, and availing themselves of the satisfaction and benefit of enjoying the christian Ordinances. May this harmonious proceeding of the brethren301 be followed by the favour and blessing of302 the great Head of the Chh, — and result in the growth & prosperity of our spiritual Zion.

    Sept. 17. — Communicated a letter Missive from the Congregational Chh, & Society in East Barnstable, requesting303 the aid of this Chh by Pastor & Deligate at the Ordination of Mr. Geo. W. Woodward as their Minister, on the 27th inst. Voted to comply with the above request & brother Andrew L. Russell was appointed Delegate.

    The Council convened at the time & place appointed. The following Clergimen took part in the public services. Introductory prayer & reading the Scriptures by Rev. Mr Stearns of Dennis. Sermon by Dr Francis of Watertown. Prayer of Consecration by the Pastor of this Chh. Charge by Dr Francis. Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Briggs of Fall River. Address to the people by Rev. Mr Merrick of Sandwich. Concluding prayer by Mr Sears — Candidate. [80]

    1838. — Jany The following is a record of the proceedings of the First Parish & Church in Plymouth, relative to the Invitation and settlement of Rev. Geo. Ware Briggs as Associate minister with their present Pastor.

    At a meeting of the Members of the first Congregational Parish in Plymouth, legally assembled and held at the Meeting house of the said Parish on the thirteenth day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven —

    Voted — unanimously — to invite the Rev. George W. Briggs of Fall River to become Associate Minister with the Rev. Dr Kendall. Voted — that a Committee of six be appointed to communicate the proceedings of this Meeting to the Rev. Mr Briggs — and ask his acceptance:— and Jno B. Thomas — Bourne Spooner, Isaac L Hedge, Allen Danforth, Jacob H. Loud and Johnson Davie were accordingly chosen. Extract from the record

    Attest — John B. Thomas

    Clerk 1. Parish — Plymouth.

    At a Meeting of the First Chh, in Plymouth Voted — Unanimously — that the Church do approve of the proceedings of the Parish at a meeting held on the thirteenth day of October last, whereby the Rev. George Ware Briggs is invited304 to become Colleague Pastor with the Rev. Dr Kendall.

    Attest — James Kendall

    Pastor305 & Moderator. [81]

    Fall River, Nov. 10th 1837.

    To the Fall River Unitarian Society —

    Christian Brethren,

    I have received an Invitation from the First Parish in Plymouth, to become Associate Pastor with Rev. Dr Kendall, their present Minister. For some time past, and especially within the last two months, I have thought that the circumstances of our Society here were such as to make it my duty soon to ask, that the connexion between us might be dissolved. Indeed, I had determined, before any proposition was made to me to go elsewhere, unless some entire change should take place in the condition and prospects of the society, to make that request very soon. Such being the case, I thought it right to say to the people of Plymouth, when that question was put to me, that there would be no improper interference on their part in giving me a Call to come among them. And I now feel it to be right, and for the best, to ask that306 our connexion may be dissolved, in order that I may accept their Call.

    It is with regret that I make this request. I regret to have such a bond broken, as has united us. There has been no discord between us. You gave me a kind and hearty welcome among you, when wholly inexperienced in the duties of my profession. And notwithstanding the many imperfections, as far as I know, the same kind feeling has always [82] continued. From my heart I thank you. And let me assure you, my brethren, that wherever Providence may direct my steps, I shall remember with interest this scene of my early labours, and the many friends I have found here. And my earnest prayer is, that the seed, which I have sown in weakness, may be raised in power — and that however wide apart our paths in life may be, they may bring us all at last, to the unbroken union of the pure in the better world.

    Very truly your friend & brother,

    George W. Briggs.

    Fall River, Nov. 14. 1837.

    Dear Sir,

    At a meeting of the unitarian Society, on the evening of the 10th inst, a letter from you to the society was read, in which you request that the connection307 now existing between yourself and the society may be dissolved.

    The undersigned were directed by a Vote of the society to reply to your communication, and to desire you to name the time when you wish the connection to cease.

    We take the liberty to add, that the pain we feel at parting with you, who in an eminent degree have won our respect, esteem, and love, pervades the whole society; and, perhaps, more than ever do we deplore that situation [83] in our circumstances and condition, which determined you to request a dissolution of those bonds, by which we are united. — But it affords us some relief that our parting is not caused by any discord between us, and will tend to your pecuniary benefit and, we trust, happiness.

    That such may be the result of the separation, which must soon take place; that a more deserved success may attend your future labours; and that our common Father may ever guard, protect, and bless you, and all dependent on you — is the prayer we all devoutly offer.

    Joseph S. Blivin

    Joseph Gooding

    Benjamin P Sisson

    Rev. Mr Briggs’ answer to the Invitation of the First Congregational Chh, & Society in Plymouth.

    Fall River Nov. 15th 1837.

    To the members of the First Parish in Plymouth: —

    Christian Brethren,

    I have received your invitation to become Associate Minister with the Rev. Dr. Kendall. This whole movement, my Brethren, seems to me to have been directed by the finger of Providence. I came among you at my last visit apparently by accident, and without the slightest dream of the present result. Your unanimous approbation and desire for me to come among [84] you, under such circumstances, has filled me with gratitude and surprize. I know not why your hearts have been thus turned towards me. Still I think, that Providence directs me to accept your kind invitation. In the hope that this new connection may be blessed, tho’ still with many apprehensions as to my own power of serving you, I do, therefore, accept it.

    The little experience, which I have had in the office of a christian Minister, has increased, rather than diminished, my sense of its importance. Each successive year indeed has made me reverence that office more, and pressed more deeply upon my heart a conviction of my incompetency to fill it worthily.

    But, my Brethren, I will do what I can. I trust in your readiness to look with kindness and sympathy upon the efforts I may be able to make. You have called me to a place rich in stirring associations — to “holy Ground.” I trust I may obtain guidance and inspiration by walking in the light of the bright example of the sainted dead, who have dwelt there — and of the beloved living, now in your midst. I trust to that Providence wh, gives the needed strength to the seeking spirit, and which permits no earnest effort in the cause of truth and righteousness to be made in vain. [85]

    With fervent prayers for your continued prosperity, my Brethren,

    I am respectfully and affectionately Yours

    Geo. W. Briggs

    The Churches invited to compose the Council for the Installation of the Rev. George Ware Briggs as Associate Minister with the Rev. Dr Kendall over the First Congregational Church and Society in Plymouth to be convened on Wednesday the third day of January, 1838 — are

    The Church in Harvard University

    Dr H. Ware Jun

    First

    Medford

    Rev. Mr Stetson

    First

    Dorchester

    Rev. Mr Hall

    Second308

    Boston

    Rev. Chandler Robbins

    First

    Quincy

    Rev. Mes. Whitney & Lunt

    First

    Hingham

    Rev. Mr Richardson

    Third

    Hingham

    Rev. Mr Brooks

    First

    Cohasset

    Rev. Mr Phipps

    First

    Scituate

    Rev. Mr Sewall

    Second

    Scituate

    Rev. Mr May

    First

    Bridgewater

    Rev. Mr Doggett

    First

    East Bridgewater

    Rev. Mr Devens

    First

    West Bridgewater

    Rev. Mr Stone

    First

    Pembroke

    Rev. Mr Allen

    First in

    Kingston

    Rev. Mr Sweet

    First

    Duxbury

    Rev. Mr Moore

    Second

    Marshfield

    Rev. Mr Leonard

    First

    Sandwich

    Rev. Mr Merrick [86]

    First Church in

    East Barnstable

    Rev. Mr Woodward

    First

    Taunton

    Rev. Mr Bigelow

    First

    New Bedford

    Christian

    Plymouth

    Unitarian

    Fall River

    Beneficent Congregational in Providence

    Rev. Mr Hall

    Westminster Congregational Providence

    Rev. Mr Farley

    Unitarian, Buffalo N.Y.

    Rev. Mr Hosmer

    The above Churches were generously represented by their Pastors and Delegates — and convened and were organized into an Ecclesiastical Council in the Court House, Jany 3d 1838 — by choosing Rev. Morrel Allen, Moderator — and Rev. Chas. Brooks, Scribe. The meeting of the Council was opened by prayer by the Moderator. The record and documents containing the proceedings of the Church and Parish, relative to the invitation given to Rev. Geo. W. Briggs to settle with them as Associate Minister, were then read, together with his answer and acceptance; — and also Mr Briggs’ communication to the Society in Fall River, with which he had been connected — and their reply to the same. — After attending to these proceedings— and finding them to have been in order, and marked with309 entire harmony, unanimity, and christian feeling, by the parties; — the Council Voted — unanimously, that they were satisfied with the same — and were ready to proceed to the Installation of Mr Briggs. [87]

    The following arrangement for the exercises in the Meeting House was made and approved by the Council; — and the services were thus assigned & performed; —

    Introductory Prayer and Reading the Scriptures by Rev. Wm P. Lunt of Quincy; — Sermon by Rev. Caleb Stetson of Medford; — Prayer of Installation by the Senior Pastor of this Church; — Charge by Rev. Henry Ware Jun D D — of Harvard University; — Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. F. A. Farley of Providence; — Address to the people by Rev. Samuel J. May of Scituate; — Concluding Prayer by Rev. Chandler Robbins of Boston; — and Benediction by the Rev. George W. Briggs, the Junior Pastor of this Chh.

    The day of Installation was the thirty eight Anniversary of the Ordination of the Sen. Pastor. The weather was fine — and the day most propitious. The services in the Church, filled to overflowing, were generally appropriate, and of a highly interesting character. May the result of this important connexion, under the guidance and blessing of the great Head of the Church, be as favourable and propitious as the beginning.

    Jas. Kendall

    Sen. Pastor of the Chh. [88]

    1838.310 May. 6. Communicated a Letter Missive from the First Congregational Chh, & Society in New Bedford, requesting the presence & aid of this Chh, by its Pastors & Delegates at the Installation of Rev. Ephraim Peabody and Ordination of Mr John H. Morrison on thursday, the 24th inst.

    May, 24. The Council met agreeable to Notice; — and, having attended to the preliminary business— Voted — Unanimously — to proceed to the Installation & Ordination of the Pastors elect. The following Gentlemen took part in the public services: — Introductory prayer and reading the scriptures by Rev. Wm P. Lunt of Quincy. Sermon by Rev. O. Dewey of N.Y. Prayer of Consecration by Rev. Dr Parkman of Boston. Charge by Rev. Abiel Abbot of Peterboro’, N.H. — Right Hand of Fellowship to Mr Peabody by Rev. Geo. Putnam of Roxbury — and to Mr Morrison by Rev. Mr Bartol of Boston. Address311 to the people by Rev. Mr Hall of Providence. Concluding prayer by Rev. G. W. Briggs of Plymouth. Benediction by Rev. E. Peabody of N.B.

    Engraved for The Colonial Society of Massachusetts from a Photograph taken in 1890

    Oct. 21. Communicated a Letter Missive from the First Congregational Chh, & Society in Southboro’, requesting the presence & assistance of this Chh, by its Pastors and delegates, at the Ordination of [89] Mr. William H. Lord on the 31st instant. Voted — to comply with this request.

    Oct. 31. — Met at the time & place appointed. Having organized the council, and attended to the preliminary business — & expressed their satisfaction with the proceedings of the Society and the character & qualifications of the Pastor elect for the gospel ministry, Voted — Unanimously, that they were ready to proceed to his Ordination.

    The following Clergimen took part in the exercises: — Introductory prayer and Reading of the Scriptures by Rev. Mr Barry of Framingham;— Sermon by Rev. A.312 P. Peabody of Portsmouth, N.H; — Ordaining prayer by the Senior Pastor of this Chh; — Charge by Rev. Mr Clarke of Sherburne; — Right-Hand of Fellowship by the Junior Pastor of this Chh; — Address to the people by Rev. Mr Allen of Northboro’;— Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr Morse of Marlboro’. [90]

    1841. Feb. 19th The brethren of the Church — Met at the house of the senior Pastor. A letter was read from brother I. Morton, requesting to be excused from officiating any longer as Deacon of the Church. It was Voted to accept his resignation.

    It was then proposed to chose a substitute to fill his place in the Office of Deacon of the Chh. After some consultation — it was Voted to postpone the meeting indefinitely — for the purpose of selecting and agreeing on some suitable person among the brethren, who might be willing to accept the office, if chosen.

    1842. Jan. 30. Communicated a Letter Missive from the First Congregational Society in Pembroke, requesting the presence and assistance of this Chh, by its Pastors and delegate at the Instalation of Rev. Joshua Chandler, on the 9th of Feby. Voted to comply with this request — and chose brother Jacob. H. Loud as Deligate.

    Feb. 9th Met at the time and place appointed. the Council was organized by choosing the Senior Pastor of this Chh, Moderator — [91] and Rev. Geo. W. Briggs, Junior Pastor Scribe. Having attended to the preliminary business — and expressed their satisfaction with the proceedings of the Chh, & Society, and also with the qualifications of the Pastor elect for the christian Ministry — the Council Voted — unanimously that they were ready to proceed to his Installation.

    The following Clergimen took part in the exercises: — Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr Sweet of Kingston. Reading selections from the Scriptures, by Rev. Geo. Leonard, of N. Marshfield. Sermon by Rev. S. Barrett of Boston. Prayer of Instalation by Rev. Mr Richardson of Hingham. Charge by the Senior Pastor of this Chh. Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Mr Moore of Duxbury. Address to the people by Rev. M. Allen former Pastor. Concluding prayer, by Rev. Geo. W. Briggs. Benediction by Rev. J. Chandler.

    Oct. 23. Communicated a letter Missive from the First Congregational Society in Cohasset, requesting the assistance of this Chh, by its Pastors & delegate at the Ordination of Mr Joseph Osgood on the 26th inst. Voted — to comply with this request.

    The council met at the time & place [92] appointed, — and was organized to choosing Rev. E. Q. Sewall Moderator &

    Having attended to the proceedings of the Chh, & Society, relative to the Invitation of Mr Osgood — & expressed their satisfaction with the same — & also with the qualifications of the Pastor elect for the christian ministry — the Council Voted — Unanimously that they were ready to proceed to Ordination.

    The following clergimen took part in the exercises. Introductory prayer and selections from the scriptures by Rev. G. W. Briggs. — Sermon by F. T. Gray. Prayer of Ordination by Rev. Josiah Moore. Charge by the Moderator. Right hand of Fellowship by Rev. Fredk D. Huntingdon. Address to the Society by Rev. C. Robbins. Concluding prayer by Rev. O. Stearns. Benediction by the Pastor.

    Oct. 23. — On the evening after the sabbath the brethren met at the house of the Senior Pastor — when a letter from brother Ichabud Morton was read, requesting that his connexion with this Chh, might be dissolved. It was Voted that his request be complyed with. It was also Voted — That the thanks of the members of the Chh be given to br Morton for his acceptable services during his connexion with the Chh — especially, in the Office of Deacon. [93]

    1843. Feb. 12. Communicated a Letter Missive from the Congregational Society in South Scituate — requesting the assistance of this Chh. by its Pastors & delegates at the Ordination of Mr William O Mosely on the 15th inst. Voted to comply with this request. The Council met at the time & place appointed; — and was organized by chosing Rev. Morril Allen of Pembroke Moderator. — Having attended to the proceedings of the Chh & Society, relative to the invitation given to Mr Mosely to settle with with them as their Pastor — and also to his qualifications for the christian Ministry — the Council Voted — Unanimously, that they were satisfied with the same, and were ready to proceed to his Ordination.

    The usual services were performed by the following clergimen. Introductory Prayer by Rev. Wm P. Tilden of Norton: — Reading selections from the Scriptures by Rev. J. Osgood of Cohasset: — Sermon by Rev. Thos. B. Fox of Newbury Port:— Ordaining Prayer by the Senior Pastor of this Church; — Charge by Rev. E. Q. Sewall of N. Scituate: — Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. R. C. Waterston, Boston: — Address to the people by Saml J. May of Lexington:— Concluding Prayer by Rev. Geo. Leonard of N. Marshfield: Benediction by the Pastor. [94]

    1843. April 16. Communicated a Letter Missive from the First Congregational Society in Kingston, requesting the assistance of this Chh by its Pastors & deligate at the Ordination of Mr Augustus R. Pope on the 19th inst. Voted to comply with the above request; — and brother Nathl Russell Jun was appointed deligate.

    Apr. 19. The Council met at the time & place appointed — as was organized by choosing the Senior Pastor of this Chh. Moderator of the Council — and Rev. Mr Osgood of Cohasset Scribe. Having attended to the proceedings of the Chh, and Society relative to the invitation given to Mr Pope to settle with them as their Pastor; — and also to his qualifications for the christian Ministry — Voted — Unanimously that they were satisfied with the same — and were ready to proceed to his Ordination.

    The usual services were assigned as follows:— Introductory Prayer313 By Rev. Geo. W. Briggs of Ply: — Reading selections from the Scriptures by Rev. Josep Osgood of Cohasset: Sermon by Rev. Mr Bartol of Boston: — Consecrating Prayer by the Senior Pastor of this Chh: — Charge by Rev. Wm P. Lunt of Quincy: — [95] Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Wm O. Mosely of South Scituate; — Address to the people by Rev. Chandler Robbins of Boston: — Concluding Prayer by Rev. Josiah Moore of Duxbury. — Benediction by the Pastor.

    1844 July 14. Communicated a Letter Missive from the First Cong. Chh. & Society in East Bridgewater, requesting the assistance of this Chh. by its Pastors & Deligate at the Instalation of Rev. Nathl Whitman over said Society on 17th inst. Voted to comply with the above request.

    July 17. The Council met at the time and place appointed —: and was organized by choosing Rev. M. Allen of Pembroke Moderator, and Rev. Mr Mossely of Scituate Scribe. Having attended to the proceedings of the Society relative to the invitation given to Mr Whitman to settle with them as their Pastor — and also to his qualification for the ch. Ministry; — Voted — That they were satisfied with the same — and were ready to proceed to his instalation.

    The following was the arrangement for the public services. Introductory Prayer by Rev. Geo. W. Briggs Jur Pastor of this Chh.— Reading of the Scriptures by Rev. A. R. Pope of Kingston: — Sermon by Rev. Dr Flint of Salem: — Prayer of Instalation314 by the Senior Pastor of this Chh. — Charge315 by Rev. Mr Richardson of Hingham: — Right Hand by Rev. R. Sanger of Dover: Address by Rev. J. Whitman of Portland: Concluding Prayer by Rev. Mr Sewall of Scituate. [96]

    1845. May316 3. Communicated a Letter Missive from the First Congregational Chh. & Society in Bridgewater to this Chh, requesting the presence & assistance of the Pastors & a Delegate of this Chh, at the Installation of Rev. Claudius Bradford over sd Chh. & Society on the 7th inst. Voted to comply with the above request.

    Met at the time & place appointed.317 The Senior Pastor of this Chh, was chosen Moderator of the Council: — and Rev. Mr Bridgham of Taunton Scribe.

    The following was the Order of exercises. Introductory Prayer by the Moderator. Selections from the Scriptures read by the Scribe. Sermon by Rev. Ephraim Peabody of N. Bedford. Prayer of Installation by Rev. Nathl Whitman of East Bridgewater. Charge by Rev. Saml Barret of Boston. Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev. Josiah Moore of Duxbury. Address to the Society by Rev. William O Moseley of S. Scituate. Concluding Prayer by Rev. Ralph Sanger of Dover. Benediction by the Pastor.

    Nov. 15. Communicated a Letter Missive from the First Congregational Chh. & Society in Sterling to this Chh & Society requesting the presence & assistance of their Pastors & delegate at the ordination of Mr Thos. Prentise Allen over sd Chh, & Society on the 18th inst. Voted to comply with the above request.

    Met at the time & place appointed. The council was organized by choosing the Senior Pastor of this Chh. Moderator — and Rev. Mr Hale318 of Worcester Scribe. The following was the order of Exercises:— Introductory Prayer by Rev. Mr Winkley of Boston. Reading of the Scriptures by Rev. [97] Rev. H. Withington of Leominster:— Sermon by Rev. Geo. Putnam, D.D. of Roxbury: — Consecrating Prayer by Rev. Calvin Lincoln of Fitchburg: Charge by Rev. Joseph Allen of Northbury: — Right Hand of Fellowship by J. H. Allen of Jamaica Plain: Address to the people by Rev. Alonzo Hill of Worcester. — Concluding prayer by the Senior Pastor of this Chh. Benediction by the newly consecrated Pastor.

    1850. July. This summer the Chh. of the First Parish — has been greatly improved by substituting a New Pulpit for the old one — and painting the inside entirely with Fresco paint — giving to the whole a soft and beautiful appearance, Also —

    A new and beautiful Communion Table of Marble has been introduced in place of the former one of wood — and presented by Mrs. Priscilla Cotton an aged Lady of over 90 yrs — and more than 46 yrs. a worthy member of the Chh.

    1852. Dec. 31. — At the close of the present Year— The connexion between this Chh. and Parish and their Junior Pastor the Rev. Geo. Ware Briggs — at his particular request — was dissolved — after a continuance of 15 Years of great unanimity and satisfaction on the part of the Society — and of unbroken harmony between the Junior and Senior Pastor. — The following is the correspondence between Mr Briggs and the Comittee of the First Parish relative to a dissolution of the connection. [98]

    Plymouth, Dec. 22d 1852

    To the Parish Committee — of the First Parish in Plymouth: —

    Christian Friends

    It is known to you, that the First Congregational Society in Salem invited me in Augt last to become their Minister. At that time I gave a negative answer to their invitation. My refusal, however, was based upon reasons, which do not now exist, in the changes, which have since occurred. And, during the laste week, the Society has unanimously renewed its Original invitation.

    For the last six Years the question of remaining in Plymouth has frequently been presented to my Mind. For a great variety of reasons I have found myself constantly tending towards the conclusion, that it would be better for me to enter some other field of labor — and better for the Parish to have some other Minister. In two or three instances, in which the decision for the time depended upon some contingency in the Parish — I have presented the question to you. But I thought last year, that, until the result should become clear to my own319 convictions, I would not again mention the subject to you. It seemed more proper for me — more just to you, — not to raise the question again, until I could communicate my own sincere and deliberate conclusion.

    I trust, therefore, that you will understand and excuse the apparent abruptness of my communication to you — when I now resign my connection with the Parish as its Junior Minister. To avoid misconception in one particular — let me say, that my resignation has no connection, in any form — with pecuniary considerations. I have never asked nor wished — [see 100 page]320

    [99] Chh. Records continued

    1853. March, 4th At an adjourned meeting of the brethren of the Chh. at the house of the Pastor — in consequence of some misunderstanding of the Notice given of the meeting — and few of the brethren present — it was deemed expedient further to adjourn the meeting until the evening of the 13th inst. for the purpose of filling the vacancies in the office of Deacon of the Chh. — occasioned by death or otherwise; Notice to be given of the meeting — with a request for the attendance of all the members of the Chh. — from the pulpit — on the sabbath previous to the Meeting — being the 13th inst.

    March 13th Met agreeable to the above Notice at the House of the Pastor; and after opening the Meeting as usual by prayer — proceeded to make arrangements for filling the vacancies in the office of Deacon. The names of the following brethren were proposed by a Committee, appointed for the purpose as suitable persons for this office Viz. Mr Wm S. Russell and Mr. Thomas Russell. These brethren321 were unanimously chosen to fill the vacancy.

    Mr Wm S. Russell — Mary H. Russell — and Lydia M. Kendall — were appointed a Committee to make arrangements in connexion with the Parish for laying a foundation for a Parish Library.

    [100] that322 the Parish should do more for me. I am most grateful that they have done so much. I never expect to find warmer or truer friends, than I found in Plymouth. The confidence of so many steadfast friends through the experience and agitations of fifteen years — I shall never forget wherever I may be. Perhaps, I may have to rely upon that confidence now — in doing what I do, when the reason for it cannot seem so clear to others as to myself. Still I hope that as we have lived in mutual trust hitherto, we may preserve the same unbroken confidence; and that the simple fact of my going away will not affect or323 change the feeling — which has hitherto known no change.

    In regard to the exact time at which my resignation shall take effect — I shall wish for your judgment.324 Had the question been presented a little sooner, I should have proposed the close of this year. As I came here the beginning of the year and as every arrangement in reference to myself begins and closes with the Year this would have seemed a natural and fitting proposition. Now, however, I refer the question of the time to you — only asking leave to make one suggestion. I do not wish to do any thing abruptly; — still, I believe that any protracted period —after a decision has been made — would be a trial of feeling in many respects. It seems to me that our connection had better end in the course of January.

    May I beg of you to inform me of the conclusion to which you may325 arrive326 in this respect as soon as it may be practicable — as it will affect my arrangements both here and elsewhere.

    And with the earnest hope, and the confidence, that he who shall take up the work, which I am laying down, will be to you, — and do for you, — far more than I have been able to be, or to do, —

    believe me always yours in Christian fellowship

    Geo. W. Briggs.

    [For the answer of the Committee &c — See Page 280.]327

    [101] 1799 Account of Baptisms

    March

    10

    Holmes Polly, Eleazar, Esther & Jane Avery — the Children of Eleazar & Elizabeth Holmes

    31st

    Bartlett Jane Holmes Daughter of William & Mercy Bartlett

    April

    14th

    Whiting Elizabeth Doten Daur of Nathan Whiting & Wife

    21st

    Holmes Betsy Lewis & Mary Sherman Children of Lewis & Betsy Holmes both deceasd baptizd on their Grand Mother Phebe Holmes’ Right

    July

    21

    Bartlett Thomas Son to Thomas & Margaret Bartlett by the Revd Mr Howland of Carver328

    1800329

    Jan.

    12th330

    David Son of Jesse Harlow & Wife

    Anna331 daughter of Sam. Rider Jur. & Anna his Wife

    Feb.

    16th

    John May Son of Thos Witherly Jur. & Wife

    March

    3d

    Elizabeth Finney daughter of ye Wid. Hannah Holbrook at whose house the ordinance was administered (South Pds.332

    May

    25th

    Eliza daughter of Holmes

    June

    29

    Thos Jackson Son of Dr Mercy & Wife

    John Winslow Son of Rossiter Cotton & Wife

    Anna daughter of Wm Jackson & Wife

    July

    3d

    Eliza daughter of Ichabud Morton Jur

    Sarah daughter of Ephrm Morton

    July

    6

    Anthony Sherman Son of Timothy Allen & Betty his Wife

    Augt

    31

    John Son the Widow Carver

    Nov.

    9th

    Sarah Stevens & Hannah Stevens (twins) children of Freeman

    Bartlett & Wife

    30th

    Josiah Foster Son of Benjn Whiting & Wife

    Dec.

    14

    Henry Son of John Paty & Wife

    1801

    Feb.

    8

    Meriah daughter of Sylvanus Paty & Wife

    March

    29

    Sarah daughter of Nathl Harlow

    May

    10

    Samuel Son of Capt Saml Rider

    William Thomas Son of Capt Thos. Bartlett

    [102] 1801 Record of Baptisms

    May

    17th

    Wid. Elizabeth Barnes

    June

    22d

    Isaac Ichabud Morton’s Jun Child

    Elizabeth daughter of Bartlett

    July

    5th

    Anna May daughter of Thos Witherell Jun

    Augt

    9th

    Abigal grover daughter of David Diman

    Sept

    20

    Anna Clarke daughter of

    Oct

    4

    Mary Lewis daughter of Wyatt Harring333

    11

    Hannah Davis daughter of Isaac Symmes

    Dec.

    6

    William Russell Son of Majr Wm & Mercy Jackson

    20

    Samuel Avery Son of Ichabud Holmes Jun

    1802

    Jan.

    17

    Rowland Edwin Son of Dr Rossetter Catton

    Feb.

    21

    Sarah Palmer daughter of Leml Brown

    May

    2d

    Ichabud & Peabody Sons of Peabody & Lucy Bartlett

    May

    30th

    Sarah daughter of James & Sarah Kenda[ll]

    Sept

    Wm Thomas Son of Thos. Withered Jun

    Nov.

    7

    Mary daughter of Holmes

    1803

    Jan.

    2

    Betsy daughter of Ichabud Morton334 Jun

    March

    20

    Eunice335 daughter of Rufus Churchill

    22

    Mary Taylor daughter of Dr Mercy & Wife

    June

    19

    Coleman Son of336 Peabody & Lucy Bartlett

    July

    10th

    Lewis Son of Capt Saml Rider

    Sept

    28th

    Elizabeth

    Children of widow Priscilla Hammat, baptized at her own house on account of the sickness of the mother

    Consider Howland

    & George

    Oct.

    30th

    Benjamin the Son of Benja Whiting

    Nov.

    13

    Priscilla Hammat an adult

    [103] Record of Baptisms

    1803

    Nov.

    13

    James Augustus Son of James & Sarah Kendall

    Jerusha Barnes337 daughter of Sylvanus Paty

    William Son of Isaac Symmes

    1804

    March

    18

    Margaret James daughter of Thos. & M. J. Bartlett

    May

    20

    William Cushing Son Dr. R. Cotton

    June338

    3

    Eliza Ann daughter of Capt T. Witherell

    Augt

    12

    Ann daughter of Nathl Goodwin, adult

    19

    Susan Willard daughter of George Jackson

    Nov.

    11

    Sarah daughter of Joseph Whiting

    1805

    Jan.

    15

    Edwin son of Ichabud Morton Jun

    March

    3

    Hannah Poor daughter of James & Sarah Kendall

    Lucy daughter of Peabody & Lucy Bartlett

    Eleazer Stevens Son of Freeman Bartlett

    April

    28

    Sarah Palmer daughter of Leml Brown339

    Lucy daughter of Nathl Holmes

    June

    30

    Mary Dyer

    children of Joseph & Martha Holmes

    Martha Cotton

    July

    28

    Richard Son of Henry & Mary Warren Sarah daughter of Thos Witherell Jun

    Augt

    18

    Martha Harlow daughter of Benja Whiting

    Sept

    29

    Lucy Goodwin an adult daughter of Timothy Goodwin

    Dec.

    1

    Maria daughter of Ichabud Morton Jun

    1806

    Feb.340

    23

    Nathaniel son of Capt Thos Bartlett

    March

    16

    Esther Phillips daughter of Joseph & M. Holmes

    April

    20

    Rufus Son of Rufus Churchill

    [104]341 Record of Baptisms

    1806

    May

    18342

    Elizabeth Brewster an adult

    Susanna Leonard an adult

    June

    29

    Mary the wife of Nathl Holmes

    Elizabeth the wife of Wm Allen

    Deborah the wife Alden Lucas

    Mercy Cobb the daughter of Nathl & Eliz. Holmes343

    July

    20

    Anna daughter of Saml & Nancy Rider344

    Augt

    Catharine Bradish daughter of Lemuel Brown

    Sept.

    29

    Ellenor daughter of Joseph Whiting

    Nov.

    2

    Esther

    children of William & Elizabth Allen

    Eliza

    Caroline

    9

    Isaac son of Thomas Witherell Jun

    Dec.

    21

    William

    children of William & Susannah Leonard

    Rebecca

    Ellenor345

    Bethiah

    1807

    Jany

    11346

    Elizabeth Thacher347 daughter Freeman Bartlett

    March

    22

    Susanna Holmes daughter of Capt Wm Allen & Elizth his wife

    April

    5

    Lydia daughter of James & Sarah Kendall

    12

    Alden Son of Alden & Deborah Lucas

    May

    3

    Hannah Rogers daughter of P. & Lucy Bartlett

    Susanna Bradford daughter of H. Tilson

    24

    Lucy daughter of Jos. Bartlett & Eliz. Bartlet

    June

    14

    George Son of Henry & Mary Warren

    July

    5

    Catharine Elizabeth daughter of Daniel & Betsy Elliot

    12

    Ellis Son of Benja Whiting & Wife

    Augt

    10

    daughter of Sylvanus Paty, baptz

    Sept.

    20

    William Cushing Son of Wm & Easter Hammatt348 [105]

    Polly daughter of Ezekiel Morton adult

    1808

    Jan.

    24

    Hannah Parker daughter of George Jackson & Susan his wife

    July

    3

    Mary Briggs daughter of Lemuel Brown & wife

    Sept.

    4

    Nathaniel

    children of Nathanl & Martha Russell

    Mary Howland

    Andrew Leach

    Elizabeth Thacher, daughter of Freeman Bartlett

    Esther Phillips daughter of Joseph Holmes

    Sept.

    8

    James Hervey349 Son of Joseph & Polly Whiting

    Oct.

    17

    Ephraim Bartlett Son of Wm & Susanna Leonard

    Nov.

    13

    Polly daughter of Samuel & Nancy Rider

    Dec.

    17

    Elizabeth daughter of Rev. James & Sarah Kendall

    1809

    Jany

    1

    Wm Putnam Ripley an adult

    Simeon Dyke an adult

    Lucy Mayhew Nicholson an adult

    April

    2

    Ezra Shaw Goodwin an adult

    Caroline

    Children of Thos & Sally Jackson

    George

    Thomas

    Lucy

    Mary Anne

    April

    23

    Abigail Winslow daughter of Hamlin Tilson

    [106] 1809 Record of Baptisms Continued

    April

    30

    Mary Clarke

    Adults

    Jane Barnes

    Elizabeth M. Turner

    June

    18

    William Son of Capt. William & Elizabeth Allen

    William Zebina Son of Wm P. Ripley

    25

    Sarah Roberts

    children of Capt John Clarke & Mary his wife

    Robert

    Mary

    Eliza Healy

    Nancy

    children of B. Barnes & Jane his wife

    Bradford

    Ichabud Holmes

    Hannah Phillips daught. of Majr Hammatt & Esthir his wife

    July

    16

    William Prince Gibbs Son of Simeon & Mary Dyke

    30

    Deborah daughter of Alden & Deborah Lucas

    Augt

    6

    Deborah daughter of Peabody & Lucy Bartlett

    27

    Priscilla Alden daughter of Thomas & Sarah Jackson

    Sept

    3

    Mary daughter of Capt Thos. & Margaret James Bartlett

    10

    Mercy Ann daughter of Capt. Nathl & Martha Russell

    Oct.

    26

    Ezra Son of Ichabud Morton Jun

    29

    Edward Son of Henry & Mary Warren

    Dec.

    17

    Steven350 Parmer Son of Lemuel Brown

    1810

    March

    11

    Ichabud Holmes

    twin children of Bradford Brown

    &

    Jane

    April

    22

    Mary Gibbs daughter of Simeon Dyke

    May

    27

    Daniel Son of Daniel & Eliza M. Jackson

    June

    7

    George Ellery Son of George & Susan Jackson [107]

    July

    Catherine Morton adult wife of Wm Morton

    Augt

    5

    Wid. Hannah Holbrook adult

    Sept

    Betsy Williams daughter of Capt Wm and Betsy Allen

    Oct.

    28

    John May Son of Thomas Witherell

    1811

    April

    14

    Anna Hamlin daughter of Hamlin Tilson

    June

    26

    Hannah Torrey

    Children of Neheh & Hannah Burbank baptized in private on account of the mother’s sickness

    Pricilla Lovell

    Augt

    4

    Corban Barnes Son of Alden & Deborah Lucas

    Sarah daughter of Osborn Morton baptized on her dying bed on her own account

    Oct.

    13

    Francis James Son of Nathniel & Martha Russell

    Oct.

    27

    William Seargent Son of Joseph & Martha Holmes

    Margerett Dyer daughter of Peggy Holbrook deceased & baptized on the faith of the grandmother Bethia Dyer

    Nov.

    24

    Mary Elizabeth daughter of Rev. James Kendall & Sally K.

    1813

    Jan.

    8

    Elisha Son of Joseph & Polly Whiting baptized at their house

    March

    Pamey351 Young daughter of Simeon Dyke

    April

    23

    Samuel Son of Capt Thos. Bartlett

    26

    Ann Elizabeth daughter of Wm P. Ripley

    June

    22

    Jerusha Daughter of Peabody Bartlett &352 Lucy his wife

    Oct.

    4

    Abraham Le Baron Son of William & Ester Hammatt

    [108] 1813 Record of Baptisms continued

    Jany

    31

    William Gurney son of Wm Reed

    Feby

    24

    Joshua Barker Thomas son of Judge Thomas

    May

    Marie de Verdier daughter of Lothrop & Marie de Verdier Turner Jun

    July

    11

    Joseph Philemon son of Leml Brown

    Augt

    22

    Lydia Mason daughter of Rev. J. Kendall

    Sept

    26

    Lucy daughter of Jeremiah & Bethiah Holbrook

    Oct.

    15

    Nancy Winslow daughter of Wm P. Ripley

    Nov.

    7

    John Armstrong Son of. Moses Webster

    1814

    Jany

    9

    Elizabeth353 Morton daughter of Daniel Jackson Jun

    Feb.

    27

    Anna Hamblin daughter of Hamblin Tilson

    June

    19

    Deborah daughter of Alden & Deborah Lucas

    July

    10

    Allen Crocker Son of Capt. Nathl & Lucy Spooner

    Augt

    21

    Jane Barnes daughter of Capt Wm & Betsy Allen

    Sept.

    4

    LeBaron Son of Capt Nathl & Martha Russell Joseph Son of Joseph & Martha Holmes

    1815

    May

    14

    Persis daughter of Rev. James Kendall & Sarah Kendall

    Jeremiah Son of wid. Bethiah Holbrook

    Esther Jackson daughter of Wm & Esther Hammatt

    Simeon Son of Simeon Dyke & Mary Dyke [109]

    1816

    March

    19

    Rebecca Lothrop daughter of Capt. Daniel Jackson354 & Betsy his wife

    June

    22

    Isaac Francis Son of Isaac Le Baron Jun. and Mary Le Baron355

    Baptized in private on account of sickness from wh, it was expected he would not recover

    June

    23

    William Son of Capt Wm Allen & Elizabeth his wife

    Augt

    25

    Rhoda wife of Nathl Wood

    Sept.

    8

    Caroline Matilda

    Children of Nathl & Rhoda Wood

    Rhoda Ann

    Nathaniel

    Sept.

    15

    Experience the wife of Beza Hayward Esqr. (in private)

    Oct.

    20

    Rebecca daughter of Hamlin Tilson

    Nov.

    3

    Catharine daughter of Rev. James & Sally Kendall

    Nathaniel son of Capt. Nathaniel Jun & Lucy Spooner

    Dec.

    8

    William son of Rufus & Eunice Churchill

    1817

    March

    13

    Lucy Jackson

    Children of Steven Charles and Joseph Marcy — left motherless & in the family & of the household of the grandmother Wid. Lucy Marcy & baptized on her account in private

    Susan Pratt

    Charlotte Ann

    May

    4

    Charlotte Warren an adult

    Augt

    3

    Elizabeth daughter of John & Marcia Torrey

    Sept.

    7

    Lydia an adult wife of Ezra Burbank

    Pricilla daughter of Ezra & Lydia Burbank

    Oct.

    6

    Willard Son of Nathl & Rhoda Wood

    Nov.

    7

    Daniel Lothrop Son of Daniel Jur & Betsy Jackson

    1818

    Jan.

    18

    Ellen Goodwin daughter of Dr & Ann Boutell

    18

    Lucy Goodwin an adult356 baptized in private on account of sickness

    [110] 1818 Record of Baptisms Continued

    April

    26

    Wid. Nancy Brewster an adult

    Pricilla Sampson an adult wife of John S.

    Phebe Cotton an adult wife of T. J. C.

    Mercy Warren Bramhall an adult

    June

    7

    Rebecca Bartlett an adult wife of Capt. Joseph B.

    Edward Winslow Watson adult

    George Son of Joseph & Mary Whiting

    June

    14

    Lucretia Ann daughter of B. M. & Lucretia B. Watson

    Sarah Jackson

    children of Jas. B. Jun. & S. Bartlett357

    Margaret Minot

    Harriot Witherell

    July

    5

    John Robinson Son of James & Sally Kendall

    Eliza Ann

    children of Capt. Joseph & Rebecca Bartlett

    Benja Paris

    Augustus

    Sally Gorham

    children of Salsbury & Sally Jackson

    Eveline Goodwin

    Samuel Salsbury

    Wilham Hall

    Salsbury

    July

    26

    John Augustus

    Children of John & Priscilla Sampson

    Charles

    James Warren son of Capt. Charles & Charlotte Mercy

    Augt

    2

    Ann Frances daughter of Wilham & Esther Hammatt

    Oct.

    4

    Jane

    children of Benja & Sukey Crandon

    Mary Bishop

    Emila Henrietta

    Abbe

    Benjamin Howland

    [111] 1818 Continued

    Oct.

    7

    Lucy Cotton

    children of Wid. Lucy Jackson

    Lydia

    Charles Thomas

    Oct.

    11

    Mary Williams daughter of Hamlin Tilson

    Dec.

    13

    James Thomas son of James & Sarah Bartlett baptized in private on account of sickness

    Dec.

    27

    Betsey Burges an adult

    1819

    Jan.

    12

    Hannah Stevenson daughter of Col. J. B. Thomas baptized in private the day before her death

    April

    4

    Elizabeth Ann

    children of Dr. N. Hayward & J. Hayward

    Pelham Winslow

    Charles Latham

    George Partridge

    June358

    27

    Martha LeBaron

    children of Col. J. B. Thomas and Mary Howland Thomas

    John Stevenson

    Priscilla daughter of John & Priscilla Sampson

    Sept.

    19

    Rebecca daughter of Daniel & Elizabeth Jackson

    Nov.

    21

    Ellen Lincoln daughter of Wid. Ann Boutelle

    1820

    March

    19

    Charles Allen Son of Deborah & Alden Lucas

    June

    4

    Sylvanus Taylor Son of James & Sarah Bartlett

    July

    16

    Benjamin Marston Son of Benja M. Watson & his wife Priscilla

    Augt.

    6

    Lewis Colburn Son Nathl & Rhoda Wood

    Nov.

    19

    Mary Ann daughter of Charles & Charlotte Mercy

    1821

    April

    1

    Hamlin Son of Hamlin Tilson

    May

    13

    Hannah Stevenson daughter of Col. J. B. & Mary Thomas

    June

    25

    John Burgis an adult

    [112]359 Record of Baptisms Con.

    1822

    Feb.

    24

    Jane Elizabeth daughter of Sally & James Bartlett

    May

    12

    Lucia Jane daughter of Nathl & Martha Russell

    June

    9

    Jonathan Sturgis Son of Benja & Lucretia Watson

    1823

    April

    6

    Betsey Foster Morton daughter of Dea. Wm P. Ripley

    Harriet Maria daughter of Nathl & Rhoda Wood

    July

    20

    Julia Parkhurst daughter of Revd James & Sally Kendall

    Augt

    24

    George Finney son of Alden & Deborah Lucas

    Dec.

    7

    Susan Turner daughter of Daniel & Elizabeth Jackson

    1824

    Augt

    1

    Rebecca Morton360

    children of Wid. Johann Davis baptized at her home

    Hannah White361

    Charles Gideon

    William Thomas

    Sarah Elizabeth362

    1826

    Feb.

    26

    Elizabeth Allen daughter of Alden and Deborah Lucas

    May

    14

    Rebecca daughter of Simeon Dyke

    May

    14

    Winslow Warren Son of Capt. Gideon & Rachel White

    July

    2

    Mary Ann daughter of James B. Jun. & S. Bartlett

    Augt

    20

    John Rosseter Son of John Winslow Cotton363

    Sept.

    3d

    Joseph Bartlett adult with his daughter Rebecca

    1827

    Sept.

    23

    Meriah Torrey Jackson

    1828

    March

    30

    Lucy Bagnal wife of Benja B.

    June

    15

    Joseph Johnson an adult in private on account of sickness

    [113] Continued

    1828

    Augt

    10

    Ellen Hobart an adult daughter of Barnabas Hedge

    24

    Susan Louisa

    children of William and Susan Thacher Bartlett

    Betsey

    Thacher John

    Eliza Ann

    Dec.

    7

    Abigail daughter of Ichabud Morton

    1829

    Jany

    4

    Lydia Churchill an adult aged 84 years

    April

    5

    Charles Alwin son of364 Wid. Mary D. Graten

    July

    19

    Elliot365 son of Nathl Russell Jun. & Catharine R.

    Nov.

    8

    Hannah Witherell an adult aged 84

    1830

    August

    1st

    Lucy Emily

    children of Saml W. and Lucy Bagnal

    Betsey Crocker

    Elizabeth

    Sept.

    5

    Martha LeBaron daughter of Nathl Jun. and Catharine Russell

    Oct.

    31

    George Ellis Son of Ichabud Morton & wife

    1831

    Feb.

    19

    Jane Sturtevant

    adults baptized and admitted to the Chh

    Sarah Sturtevant and

    Rebecca Warren Sturtevant

    March

    31st

    Rebecca Taylor daughter of James & S. Bartlett

    June

    26

    Nathaniel Son of Ichabud Morton

    Nov.

    Mary Elizabeth

    children of Putnam Kimbal

    Henry Ware

    1832

    March

    4

    Ann Maria Weston baptized & admitted to the Chh.

    May

    6

    Susan Leach Harlow baptized & admitted to the Chh.

    June

    24

    Elizabeth Barnes baptized & admitted to the Chh.

    Sept.

    22

    Francis Henry Son of Nathl Russell Jun.

    [114] Record of Baptisms

    1833

    May

    12

    Ichabud Son of Ichabud Morton

    Augt

    25

    Laura Dewey daughter of Andrew L. Russell — the mother of the infant died of fever

    1835

    June

    7

    Ichabud Morton’s Son named Austin

    Augt

    9

    Anna daughter of Nathl Jun & Catherine Russell

    1836

    Emory Wells Sudler Son of Edwin R. Cotton

    1837

    Jany

    29

    Howard Son of Ichabud Morton

    Feb.

    2

    Isabella Thomas daughter of I. N. Stoddard

    Feb.

    26

    Susannah Wid. Capt. Lothrop Turner Baptized in private on366 account of sickness

    July

    2d

    Wid Mary Spooner

    Bourne Spooner

    Hannah B. Spooner

    Wid. Hannah Nicholson

    Wid. Hannah Otis Spooner

    Augt

    27

    Nathaniel Son of Nathaniel Russell Jun.

    Elizabeth daughter of Benja & Lucy Bagnall

    Sept.

    3

    Wid. Elizabeth Sampson

    Abigail Mercy Sampson

    Nov.

    5

    Wid. Grace H. Goddard

    Thomas Russell

    Mary Ann Russell

    Rebecca Russell

    Nov.

    26

    Charles Walter

    Children of Bourne & Hannah Spooner

    John Adams

    Edward Amasa

    Dec.

    30

    Elizabeth Russell

    children of Thomas & Mary Ann Russell

    Lydia C. Russell

    Mary Russell

    Wm Goodwin Russell

    Thomas Russell

    Francis Jane Russell367

    Dec.

    31

    Nathaniel Goodwin

    Susan Turner

    Sarah Turner

    [115] Continued

    1838

    Jany

    13

    Thomas Edwin Sudler Son of R. E. Cotton

    Feb.

    18

    John Thomas Son of I. N. Stoddard

    Augt

    12

    Sarah Loring

    Children of Jacob H Loud

    and

    Hersey Jones

    1840

    March

    8th

    Eliza Ann Watson adult

    July

    4th

    Ellen Otis

    daughters of Wid. Hannah Otis Spooner

    and

    Catharine Brindley.

    July

    5th

    William Son of Rev. Geo. W. Briggs Junior Pastor of this Church

    Nov.368

    1

    Ephraim Spooner and his Wife Mary E. Spooner adults

    1841

    May

    9

    William Green & Marcia Green adults

    Augt

    22

    Nathaniel and Eliza Hussey children of Albert & Eliza Ann Goodwin

    1842

    May

    22

    John Fredrick Son of Jacob Shrom (German)

    1843

    July

    2

    Abigail Hollace widow

    Sept.

    3

    Lewis Bartlett

    Margarett W. wife of Steven P. Brown

    Betsey Rogers Adults

    1844

    Jany

    14

    Geo. Briggs Son of Andrew L. & Hannah W. Russell

    March

    2

    Nathanl Lanman

    Isaac L. Hedge

    Marcia Churchill

    June

    2d

    Rose Standish daughter of William and Lydia C. Whiting of Roxbury

    [116] 1844 Record of Baptisms

    July

    7

    John Henry

    children of a Mr Stevens — a German in the employment of Mr B. Spooner

    and

    Ann Catharine.

    Dec.

    22

    Sarah Elizabeth daughter of Abram Baldwin and wife Germans in Mr B. Spooner’s employment

    Jacob Son of —— McLaughlin & Wife also in Mr Spooner’s employ

    1845

    Nov.

    30

    Barbara daughter of John Swallenberry369 a German in the employ of Mr B. Spooner

    1846

    May

    10

    Hanaman Henry Son of—Mr Lefler a German in Mr B. Spooner’s employment

    1847

    Augt

    8

    Babara daughter of Mr Bonicnkie & Wife Germans in the employ of Mr B. Spooner

    Nov.

    7

    Fredrick William Son of Henry Myer & Wife Germans in the employ of Mr B. Spooner

    1848

    John Frederick Son of John F. Goldsbury & Mary his Wife: — German in the employ of Mr B. Spooner

    1849

    Feb.

    4

    John Russell Son of James T. and Mary Hodge baptized by Rev. G. W. Briggs

    March

    25

    Isabella Thomas370 daughter of371 Wm. H. and Ann Whitman Mary daughter of I. N. and372 Martha Stoddard Baptized by Mr. Briggs

    May

    13

    Baptized 4 children at Northtown Germans

    June

    10

    Josephine Elise Marie daughter of Mr Müller German

    Augt

    6

    Martha373 Le Baron daughter of Andrew L. & Hannah White Russell Baptized by Mr. Briggs.

    [117] 1849 Continued

    Nov.

    11

    Fredrick Henry and Jacob Henry children374 of a Mr Stevens a German

    Marie daughter of Henry Myer German a child of Mr Smith baptized by Mr Briggs

    1850

    Augt

    11

    Christopher375 Louis Son of Louis Christopher Helm German

    Sept.

    15

    Eleanor Wyman daughter of Mr Steven and Mrs Rebecca W Collingwood

    1851

    Jany

    Christian Adolph Son of John George and Johanna Elizabetha Schuh

    June

    8th

    Martha daughter of I. N. & Martha Stoddard

    Elizabeth Winslow daughter of Wm H and Ann S. Whitman (Baptized by Mr. Briggs)

    22

    Caroline Louise daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Schmidt — Germans

    Nov.

    22

    John George infant child of Frederick — German at North Town

    1852

    Herman Heinrick Son of Mr Schinpolk German

    Apr.

    8

    Wilhelmina Magdalena child of Mr Reitemeier

    Hermand Henrick

    children of Mr Meyer Germans

    Catrina Loisa

    May

    2d

    A child of Mr Lyon German

    [118] 1852 Record of Baptisms

    June

    13

    Arthur

    Children of Wm H. and Persis K. Lord

    and

    Eliot

    June

    20th

    Dorothea Amalie child of Gettlieb Ballonscheng

    July

    25

    Dorothea Amalie child of Martin Keinrich

    Oct.

    3d

    Friedrich child of Andrew and Barbara Graf

    Dec.

    12

    Mary Jane daughter of Steven and Rebecca W. Collingwood

    Dec.

    25

    Henry Fredrick William Son of Chas. and Emilie Kleinhaus

    1853

    Jany

    6

    Henery Adem Son of Augustus and Elewise S. Milber Germans

    March

    12

    Kaderine Schmitd daughter of376 of Philip & Elizabeth377 Schmitd. I baptized a daughter of the same parents 2 years ago — by the name of Caroline Louise

    May

    1st

    Pricilla Weston a widow of four-score & four years — Baptized in private on a/c of her infirmity

    Augt

    6th

    John Henry Son of Herman and Mery Nemyer Germans

    July

    31st

    Lucy Cotton

    children of Dr. Chas. T. Jackson

    and

    Louisa Eugenia

    Augt

    10

    Anna Martha Cattrina daughter of Friedrick and Maria Elizbeth Zahn Germans

    [119] Continued

    1853

    Augt

    14th

    Anna378 Thomas daughter of I. N. and Martha Stoddard baptized by Rev. G. W. Briggs

    Sept.

    11

    John Friedrig son of Mr — B[ ]ket Germans

    Anna daughter of Mr Bassert Germans

    Oct.

    2d

    Mari Elizabeth daughter of Otto and Elizbeth Hellmann Germans

    Dec.

    4th

    Catrina Dorothe daughter of Mr Lion German

    25

    Charles Henry Louis Son of Ernest and Henriette Hoepe Germans

    1854

    Robert

    Children of John and Margreat Hepburn a Scotch family

    Ann

    Margreat

    and John

    March

    5

    Phillip Son of Phillip Swarts and Mrs Swarts

    April

    5th

    Adam Heinrick Son of H. Leinhard German

    April

    14

    Henry William Son of Charles and Emilie Kleinhaus

    May

    13

    Elizabeth daughter of Mr Müller & Wife379

    Sept

    17th

    Francis Tiffany Son of Rev. Henry L. Myrick and Lucy C. Myrick

    P.S. This Sabbath closed Mr Myrick’s connexion as associate Pastor—with this380 Parish.

    [120] 1854 Record of Baptisms

    Sept.

    24

    David Son of William & Mary Dunn from Scotland

    Ellen Maria daughter of Anthony & Jane Richardson. From England

    Oct.

    Andrew William Son of Wm & Margarett381 Burns from Scotland

    Thomas Anderson Son of David and Marian Brown from Scotland

    John Son of Richard & Agnes Kennedy McLean from Scotland

    Oct.

    8

    John Jacob Son of Lewis Hoepel and Christine Hoepel Germans

    1855

    Jany

    7

    Mary Anna daughter of Casper H. and Catrina Eliza Myer Germans

    April

    8

    Henry William Messenger Son of John J. and Louisa Messenger Germans

    June

    17

    Friedrich Gustane Reitemeier Son of Friedrich and Wilhelmine382 Reitemeier

    July

    1st

    John Hendall Son of John F. & Fanny Potter383 of Wisconsin

    July

    3d

    William Russell and Harold Sons of Wm and Lydia Whiting of Roxbury

    July

    8th

    Joseph Son of Felix Detling and Theresia D. his wife Germans

    July

    29

    Mary Ann daughter of Judge384 Thomas Russell and Nelly his wife

    [121] Continued

    1855

    Augt

    5th

    Louis Julius Erneste Slater Son of Mr Slater German

    Henry Charles William Hapes Son of Mr Hapes German

    Mary daughter of James T. and Mary S. Hodge

    Augt

    31st

    Charles Horace385 Son of Wm Brown and Wife colored people. The child was dangerously sick and died the next day

    Sept

    13th

    Charles Henry William Son of Carl386 and Mina Kleinhardt387 Germans

    16

    Geo. Howland Son of I. L. and Martha Stoddard. Baptized by Dr Briggs

    Nov388.

    28

    Casper Henry Son of Casmer Henry and Maria Klingerhagen Germans

    Dec.

    16

    Elizabeth Augusta daughter of Mrs Reinhard her husband absent

    Dec.

    25

    Mary Warren daughter of John and Agnis Gannett of Boston

    1856

    March

    9th

    William Thomas Son of Wm H Whitman the mother not living

    April

    20th

    Barbara daughter of Augustus and Elewise S. Milber Germans

    April

    26

    Phillip Henry Son of Henry Skneider German

    May

    10

    Maria Louisa daughter of John H. Nemeyer

    [122] Record of Baptisms

    Sept.

    14

    Philip Stadle son of Geo Stadle & wife

    Caroline daughter of Peter & Mary Smitd

    Philip Wilhelm son of Martin & Fredercka Keinrich

    Sept.

    21

    Sarah Elizabeth daughter of William Dane Valentine Hermann son of Wilhelmina Hermann

    Sept.

    28

    Helen389 daughter of Wm H. Cobb & Mercy R. C. his Wife

    Oct.

    18

    John L. son of Louis & Christina390 Hebels

    Nov.

    2d

    Peter391 son of Peter Haler & Wife Ann Elizabeth Charle son of Jakel & Elizbeth Haler

    Decbr

    11

    Christiana

    children of Joseph Ricell & Wife

    and

    Robert

    21

    Fredreck Casper son of Casper H. Heyer

    1857

    Jany

    Mary C. Farriss and her daughter

    Elizabeth Farris

    Lydia Weston

    Feb.

    15

    Robert Alexander son of David Brown

    Margeret Louise & Mary Anna children of Henry & Maria Foght

    Henry William son of Casper & Anna Monez

    March

    22d

    John Matheus Conobert son of Matheus & Katharina Stegmier Germans

    April

    5

    Friederich Philip August son of Ernst and Henriette Hope

    Heinrich Jacob son of Heinrich and Caroline Bumann Germans

    [123] Continued

    Sept.

    27

    Louisa Adams daughter of Dr Edward and Hannah Spooner

    1858

    Feb.

    8th

    Joseph Son of Joseph McNelley

    April

    4

    Marie Elizabeth daughter of Valentine H. and Wilhelmine Herrmann

    May

    John Friedrich son of Heinrich & Philipine Schneider

    Friedrich son of Peter & A. Liese Muhler

    Louise Caroline daughter of Franc & Barbara Schaefer

    Louise Zahn daughter of Valentine & Erlem Zahn

    Elizebeth Müller daughter of August & Louisea Müller

    July

    20

    Charles Robert Son of Wm & Mary Dunn

    Janet daughter of Richard & Agnes McLean Germans

    Sept.

    26

    Albert William Brand Son of Albert E. Heaye German

    Oct.

    2

    William C. and Henry E Sons of Wm and Barbarace Hemmeale Germans

    Oct.

    10

    Albert Edwart Son of Charles Heinrich and Barbara Dottlings Germans

    1859

    Jan.

    2a

    Frederic William392 son of Louis Habel393

    [124–139394] [140] Record of Deaths continued from V. 2d395

    1799

    Janr

    12th

    Ichabd Holme’s Junr Child inft

    16

    Widow Mercy Harlow

    18

    Thaddeus Faunce Jr

    Febr

    5th

    Willm Burges & Melzar Pierce yg men drownd in the harbr

    6th

    ––Rider’s Child

    Do

    Ebenr Nelson Junrs Child

    Caleb Howard suddn at Providce

    24

    John Washburn

    Mar.

    22d

    Willm Jackson’s Child

    April

    10

    Josiah Morton 84

    23

    Silvanus Samson

    24

    Saml Churchills’ Child396

    May

    3

    Experience Morton

    Lucy Croswell

    June

    23

    Ebenr Robbins

    ye 30

    The Revd Chandler Robbins D.D.397

    Edward Lanman

    Caleb Howland drownd398

    July

    11th

    Mr Baileys Child

    Capt Lewis Holmes W Ind.

    Nathl Morton Agd 91

    Diman Bartlett’s Wife

    Josiah Finney

    Drown’d

    &

    Benj. Barnes

    Willm Goddard at sea

    Mary Cobb Maidn School Mistress

    Silvanus Harlow

    Lydia Dunham399

    Zephr Holme’s Child400

    Solomon Davees Child Augst 25401

    Barnabs Donham Daught Sept 3rd

    Thos Covingtons Child Sept 24th

    Abner Sylvester Sept 26th

    Capt Enoch Randal ye 27th

    Mercy Jackson Octr 13th

    Jeremiah Holmes Junr ye 14th

    Jo: Treeble ye 3rds Child ye 18th

    Jno Rogerss Child a son ye 22nd

    Rufus Churchells Child Novr

    Widdo Eliza Warren Novr 22nd

    Thomas Washburns Child Decr 21st

    1800

    Janry

    3

    Debo Crombie wife of Wm Crombie Junr

    4

    Irene Thomson Widdo

    19

    Sarah Curtis Widdo

    26

    Patience Tinkcom

    Feb.

    10

    Catherine Thacher Daugt Doctr James Thaehr Ichabod Berces402 Child in Decr Nathaniel Raymonds Son in January403

    Feb.

    16

    Youngest Child of Widow Elizabeth Savery404

    18th

    Widow Lydia Atwood

    27th

    Ezra Burbank

    Joanna Howland daughter of Consider Howland desceasd

    March

    10

    Saml Rider Junrs Child

    15th

    Asa Hall’s Child

    17th

    Thomas Torrey aged 75

    20th

    Thomas Spooner aged 75

    March

    27

    Wid Sarah Lanman

    Ap.

    7

    Elizabeth Finney

    May

    4

    A Child of Abraham Howland

    May

    8th

    Wm McLathley’s Wife

    May

    23rd

    The Wid. Han. Cotton

    May

    29th

    a child of Lemuel Leach Jun.

    The Wid. Anna Gould June 2d

    Saml Briant June 21st

    Nathl Clark’s Jun. Child Jun 26

    John Burbank’s Child June 28

    A Child of Leml Robbins July 5

    Nathl Thomas’ Child July 12

    Benjn Warren Jun Do July 21

    Saml Churchill’s Child July 22d405

    Bradford Barnes’ Child July 26

    Ichabud Morton’s Jur. Ch. 27th

    Lemuel Drew406 Do 29th

    John Carver Aug. 8th

    Daniel Churchill’s Child Aug. 17th

    The child of Robert Davie Sept 1

    The Wid. Jane Robbins Relict407 of the late Dr Robbins aged 60 Sept. 12

    Thomas Rogers Sept. 22

    A Child of Lewis Weston Sept 23

    A child of Zeth Nicholson Sept 24

    A child of Sylvanus Churchill Sept 28

    The Wife of Battles Sept. 30

    Ephraim Bartlett Ebenezer Sampson & — Bartlett lost at sea on the 9th of408 Sept

    Anselm Robbins’ child Oct 5th

    Eliza Read daughter of John Read Roxbury Oct. 7th

    Benj. Warren’s Jun Child Oct 7

    Andrew Bartletts Child Oct 7409

    [141]

    Lord’s day June 30th 1799, died, after a long and distressing illness, The Revd Chandler Robbins D D. The justly & highly esteemed & greatly beloved Pastor of this Church; to the great and inexpressible loss of his bereaved flock, and his other numerous acquaintance. — After having faithfully and indefatigably laboured in this part of the Lords vineyard, nearly forty years, it pleased his Divine Master to release him from his service here, & call him home to receive a gracious reward.

    May this awful frown of Providence upon this church be sanctified to their spiritual good, & may the great shepherd of Israel provide for this people a Pastor after his own heart!410

    [142] Record of deaths Continued411

    1800

    Oct.

    14412

    John Russell

    Oct

    30th

    A Child of Thos Witherell Jun

    31st

    John413 Churchill

    Nov.

    1

    A child of Wm Crandon

    Nov.

    2d

    A child of Col. Torrey

    Nov.

    4th

    A Child of Capt Lothrop Turner

    7th

    Thos Polen Jun

    9th

    A child of Nathl Bradford

    10th

    A child of Capt Tho’s Bartlett

    14

    Betsey Bramhall

    18

    Richard Holmes’ Child

    24th

    A Child of Henry Jackson

    Dec.

    3d

    Col. George Watson in the 83d year of his age

    7

    Daniel Sears

    12

    Wid. Mary Godard414

    14

    Rhody Coffin a black woman

    16

    Robert Davie

    25

    Hezekiah Tinkham

    26

    A Child of Nathan Holmes

    28

    Saml Marshall

    Seventy one deaths this year (viz. 1800,) in this Society. 12 had past the age of 70 years. 24 other adults of different ages. & 35 children.

    1801415

    Feb.

    19

    Hannah Harlow daughter of Wd H. Harlow

    March

    13th

    Nat.416 Doten

    22d

    Dr Haywards Infant Child

    24th

    Lemuel Barnes Lydia Goodwin

    April

    16

    Wid. Sarah Tinkham

    May

    4th

    —— Rider417

    Solomon Bartlett

    May

    15th

    Natl Ripley’s Wife

    May

    25

    The Wife of John Kempton

    June418

    21

    A child of Dorphin’s a black man

    22

    A daughter of Eliza. Dunham

    July

    9

    Widow Sylvester

    a child of Daniel Jackson

    Augt

    5

    Eleazer Morton’s chld

    13th

    Joanna Holmes

    14th

    Wm Barnes’ Child

    18 & 19

    two children of Doct. Marcy

    Augt

    30th

    Hannah Stevens

    Sept

    5th

    Jenny Morton

    17

    A child of Josiah Diman

    18

    The Wife of Cowit a Porteguese

    Sept

    19th

    Eleazer Morton’s daughter419

    Charles Jackson’s Child

    Polly Torrey

    25

    Thos. Bartlett’s child

    26

    Steven Sampson’s Wife

    28

    Josiah Morton’s Son

    29th

    George Threshers Child

    31

    Prince Goodwin a black man’s child

    Oct

    3d

    Wm Burgis Child

    Wm Leonard’s Wife

    5th

    Capt Parsons Child

    Mr420 Bayley’s Child

    6

    Steven Richmonds child

    Capt. Lucas’ wife

    7

    Job Rider’s Son &

    Wm Leonard’s inf child

    8

    David Dimans daughter

    Mr Brick’s child

    14

    Job Brewster’s child

    15

    Lemuel Brown’s Child

    Barnabas Holmes’ Child

    16

    Thos. Bartlett’s Wife

    Wm Morton’s Wife

    22

    Wm Morton’s Child

    24

    Mrs Code’s Child

    26

    Ephraim Bartlett421

    28

    Wm Morton’s Child

    29

    Leml Nelson

    Mathew Cushings child

    [143] Continued

    1801

    Nov

    8th

    Beja Holmes’ child

    9th

    Banabas Churchill’s Wife

    Nathl Holmes

    Abraham Howland

    Nathan Whiting’s Child

    Lemuel Leach’s daugt

    21

    Wid. Meriah Mendel

    25

    Bennett Symmons

    Dec

    1

    Pelham Bradford’s wife

    4

    Nelly a black woman

    5

    Nathl Thomas

    21

    Peabody Bartlett’s Child

    22

    Benja Bartlett

    31

    Wid. Bartlett, wife of Joshua Bartlett deceased

    Capt Ansel Rickard died at sea

    total, 67

    [144] Record of deaths Continued

    1802

    Under 5 years of age

    Feb.

    14th

    Capt. Joseph Doten’s Child

    April

    13

    Leml Bradford’s Child

    May

    4th

    Wm Weston’s Child

    July

    14

    Ephraim Holmes child

    20

    Simond Richmond’s Child

    Augt

    28

    Solomon Ingle’s Child

    Sept.

    6

    Osborn Morton’s Ch

    7

    John Atwood’s Child

    11

    Daniel Goddard’s Child

    Daniel Finney’s Child422

    15

    Wm Rogers’ Child

    15

    Roland Holmes Child

    20

    Pelham Bradford’s Child

    Lemuel Drew’s Jun Child

    21

    Capt Eleazer Holmes Child

    Capt Solomon Davie’s Child

    24

    Capt Joseph Bartletts Child

    Capt Wm Brewsters two children

    Sept

    29th

    Wm Barnes’ Child

    30th

    David Turner’s Child

    Thos Bartlett’s Child

    Oct.

    3d

    Heman Churchill’s child

    Thos. Holmes’ Child

    6

    Wm Allen’s child

    Lemuel Brown’s Child

    7

    Capt John Paty’s Child

    Between 5 & 21423

    July

    11

    Henry Otis Son of Barnabas Otis died in Martinico

    Sept

    David Bacon’s Son

    Nov.

    28

    Olive Holmes

    Under 5 years old

    Oct.

    7th

    Lazarus Lucas’ Child

    9

    Capt Thomas Paty’s Child

    John Dickson’s424 Child

    10

    Peter Lanman’s Child

    Doct Godard’s Child

    14

    Majr Wm Jackson’s Child

    Thos’ Witherell’s Child

    15

    Zephaniah Holmes’s Child

    16

    John Allen’s Child

    Joshua Bartletts Child

    17

    Southward Shaw’s Child

    Capt Wm Holmes Child

    Between 21 & 70425

    Feb.

    20

    Widow Elizth Russell

    26

    Joseph Trask

    19

    Thos. Leonard drownd at sea

    Jan.

    1

    George Straffin at Sea by lightening

    March

    29th

    Ichabud Holmes Jun

    April

    18th426

    Wm Davie appoplex.427

    May

    13

    Zeth Luce

    28th

    Abigail Vasset428

    July

    11

    David Bates

    Sept

    1

    Benjamin Churchill Jur

    13

    Joshua Bartletts wife

    24

    Mercy Jackson the wife of Majr Wm Jackson

    Doct Goddard died the 3d of July on board the Boston Frigate

    Nov.

    3

    Capt Ichabud Davee’s Wife

    Nov.

    13

    Thos. Jackson Wife

    Dec.

    7

    David Lothrop

    92 the whole number of deaths in the first precinct, 1802

    under 5 years old

    Dec.

    2

    Samuel Rogers Child

    11

    Saml Battles Jun Child

    20

    Leml Bradford Child

    24

    Capt James Bartlett’s Child

    70 & upwards429

    Feb.

    26

    Nathl Washburn

    28

    Nathl Dunham

    March

    12

    Wid. Washburn

    Augt

    31

    Jeremiah Holmes

    Augt

    28

    Wid. Mary Drew Wife of James Drew deceased

    Sept.

    20

    Doct Wm Thomas

    Dec.

    24

    Wid Joanna430 Ward431

    Under 5 years old

    Oct.

    15

    John Douglas’ Child

    Samuel Rogers Child

    20

    Ichabud B[ ]432

    22

    Wm Barnes Ch’d

    Lewis433 Churchill’s Child

    23

    Joseph Bradfords Child

    Nathl Holmes’ Child

    24

    Ichabud Morton Jur Child

    28

    Widow Kyes’ Child

    31

    Joseph Holmes Jur Child

    Nov.

    3

    Eben Nelson’s Child

    15

    —Chace’s434 Chld

    17

    Wm Huestin Chd

    28

    Majr Jackson’s Child

    [145] 1803 Continued

    Under 5 years of age

    Feb.

    4

    Michell’s infant child

    March.

    6

    Col. J. Torrey’s Infant Child

    March

    27

    John Sylvesters Child

    April

    10th

    John Moroch’s Child

    13th

    John Burgis’s Child

    May

    1st

    Thomas Sears’ Child

    21st

    Ransel Jackson’s Child

    Sylvanus Paly’s Child

    June

    26

    Capt. Eleazer Holmes’ Child

    July

    22

    Wid. Polly Holmes Child

    Augt

    1t

    Wm Straffn’s Child

    Augt

    18

    (Finny Leach’s child)

    Ansell Holmes’ Child

    20th

    Thos Sherman’s Child

    Sept.

    14435

    Isaac Thomas’ Child

    23

    Mr. Hollis’ Child

    Oct

    1

    Thomas Homes’ Child

    6

    the Wid. Gardner’s Child

    Between 5 & 21436

    May

    7th

    Zaeheus Harlow’s Child

    Nov

    13

    John Stevens437 daughter

    Dec.

    17

    Zaeheus Harlow’s daughter

    Under 5 years

    Nov.

    6th

    Bradford Barnes Child

    Nov.

    17

    Dr Hayward’s two infants

    Dec.

    29

    Heman Churchill’s child

    Between 21 & 70438

    Jan.

    10

    Jona Polden’s Wife

    Feb.

    3

    Mevus’ (a black man) wife

    Feb.

    17

    Wid. Sarah Churchill

    Saml Ellis drowned at the southward Jan

    Isaac Witherell died in the W. I. Jan. 22d

    Capt Joseph Doten died in439 Gaudaloupe Jan. 24

    Benja Dunham at the same place

    Feb.

    Wm Weston 3tius in the Island of Martinico

    Dolphin Hubard black man at the same place

    Samuel Churchill died in the W. Indies

    May

    3d

    Dea. Wm Crombie’s Wife

    May

    25th

    Abner Holmes

    July

    8th

    John Roger’s Wife

    10th

    Eben.440 Luce

    H. Gardner died in the W. Indies June 10

    Sept

    6

    Wid. Abiah Landman’s daughter

    15

    Thomas Holmes wife

    26

    Samuel Barnes

    Oct

    1

    Polden

    14

    Wid. Priscilla Hammatt

    70 & upwards441

    May

    1st

    Eben. Nelson’s Wife

    3d

    Madam Hammatt

    26

    Mary Le Baron

    July

    25

    Ichabud Holmes wife

    Between 21 & 70

    Nov.

    1st

    Elkanah Churchill’s wife

    2

    Hannah Barrett

    14

    Elisha Dunham

    Dec.

    23

    Dolphin a blackman

    53 deaths 1803

    [146] Record of Deaths

    1804

    Jany

    9th

    Thos Bradford’s Child aged 13 months

    12

    Capt Wm Brewster aged 33 years

    26

    George Le Mote aged

    Feb.

    9

    Capt Wm Crombie aged 41 years

    March

    11442

    Hannah Bartlett aged 53 years

    April

    3d

    Widow Bathsheba Doten aged 73443

    19

    Wid. Polly Homes 23

    May

    1st

    Benja Homes’ Child aged one year

    6th

    John D. Dunbar’s wife aged

    15

    Mr Eben. Holmes’ wife Unice Howard (a black girl)

    19

    Daniel Goddard’s child aged 5 years

    May

    24

    Wid. Eunice Howard aged

    June

    5

    Deborah Sherman

    June

    28

    Calvin Crombie’s daughter aged 7 years

    Sally Tinkam aged

    July

    26

    John D. Dunbar’s child

    27

    Wid. Lydia Delano

    Augt

    Capt Lemuel Leach’s child (son) aged 10 years

    Corban Barnes 3d drowned at sea

    24

    Joseph Wright aged 83 years

    25

    Atwood Drew’s child aged two years

    Sept

    9

    Capt. Elkanah Watson aged 72 years

    11

    Bethiah Howard wife of Eben Howard

    16

    Wid. Fanny Watson’s son aged 11 years

    27

    Ezra Burbank’s child aged two years

    Oct.

    5

    Wid. Sarah Holmes aged 86 years

    10

    Wid Cobb’s child (burnt) aged 4 years

    12

    Majr Benja Rider aged 72

    15

    A lad by the name of Crowel, a stranger444 shipwreckd with 4 others on Salter’s beach in the gale on the night of the 9th instant

    R. C. Parker & James Holmes drowned at sea on the 7th of Oct

    29445

    Grace Cobb aged

    Nov.

    14

    Capt Edward446 Morton aged

    24

    Capt George Morton’s child

    30

    John Sylvester’s child

    31

    John Burges wife aged [147]

    Dec.

    22

    Capt Eleazer Holmes aged 35

    Mason &447 Maltiah Howard died in the W. Indies

    1805

    Jany

    15

    Nehemiah Ripley aged 73

    Jan.

    18

    Sarah Cobb aged 58

    21

    Nehemiah Burbank’s child aged 2 months

    23

    Capt Jesse Harlow’s wife aged 66

    26

    Wid. Elizth Rider aged 84

    Feb.

    1

    Capt Andrew Farrel448 an Irishman resident in Boston who with ten others was shipwrecked on Plymouth Beach on449 the night of ye 28th of Jany all of whom excepting the first mate perished in the storm

    Feb.

    10

    John Doten’s infant child aged 3 weeks

    12

    Rose’s daughter a black girl aged 8 years

    23

    Widow Sarah Morton aged

    26

    John Doten’s wife aged 24 years

    March

    11

    Wid. Dorothy Bartlett aged

    April

    5

    Wid. E. Brewster’s child aged 18 months

    6

    Jabez Doten aged

    9

    Nehemiah Cobb aged 51 years

    19

    Mary Dyer aged 25 years

    22

    Wm Barnes child aged 18 months

    May

    18

    Polden aged

    June

    4

    Sylvanus Paty’s child aged 7 years

    5

    Josiah Finney’s wife aged 37 years & an infant child a week before

    June

    15

    Thomas Monton’s 4th child aged

    June450

    5

    A child of Richard Holmes Jun. aged 1 year

    6

    Sylvanus Rogers Child aged 18 months

    July

    Richard Austin aged

    16

    Ephraim Harlow’s Wife aged 35

    July

    22

    Grandchild of Willard Sears aged 8 years

    28

    Capt Wm Weston’s Wife aged 69 years

    Augt

    11451

    Saml Holmes Child aged one year

    6452

    Daniel Churchill’s child aged 10 months

    19453

    Mr Bosworth’s child aged 4 years

    [148] 1805 Continued

    Augt

    23

    Dr R. Cotton’s child aged 16 months

    27

    Capt. Nathl Holmes aged

    31

    Saml Bradford’s child aged

    Sept

    6

    Atwood Drew’s child aged 17 months

    Ansel Holmes child aged 21 months

    Sept

    30

    Capt Cornish’s Child aged 3 years

    Sept

    26

    Lydia Holmes aged 37 years

    Oct.

    3454

    Charles Ripley’s Child aged 20 months

    4

    Spear’s Child aged 13 months

    8

    Wm Morton aged

    9

    Calvin Crombie’s child aged 20 months

    Nov.

    26

    Joseph Treble aged 75 years

    27

    Rebecca Dewy aged 60 years

    Dec

    31

    Isaac Barnes child aged 3 years

    Nov.

    Capt Wm Straffin on his passage to the W. Indies

    1806

    Jan.

    19

    A black woman in455 the arms house belonging to Pembroke

    Jan.

    20

    Saml Sherman’s Wife in her 83d year

    Feb.

    7

    Nehemiah456 Savery’s wife & infant

    4

    Eleazer Morton’s Son aged 12 years

    20

    Rebecca Dunham aged 74 years

    March

    26

    Zaccheus Harlow’s child aged 5 years

    Edmund Sears’ wife aged

    April

    11

    Atwood Drew’s child aged 7 months

    May

    17

    John Churchill’s child aged 11 months

    May

    George Morton’s Child aged 10 weeks

    June

    25

    Bartlett Le Baron aged 68

    July

    9

    Capt Ezra Harlow’s wife aged

    10

    David Turner’s child aged 5 months

    14

    William Lewis aged 28

    25

    Henry Howard aged 19 years

    26

    Ellenor Morton aged 20 years [151457]

    Augt

    10

    Capt Saml Rider’s infant child

    24

    Wid. Mercy Morton aged above 70

    30

    Wid. Fanny Watson aged

    Sept

    14

    Joseph Howland aged 56

    Sept

    15

    America Pearce’s Wife (black woman) aged 84

    27

    Mr Jennings’ infant child

    29

    Hannah Marshall aged more than 20458 years

    31

    Thomas Goodwin’s Wife aged 62

    Oct.

    8

    Capt Finney Leach’s child aged 18 months

    10

    Lewis Harlow aged

    18

    Ephraim Morton’s child aged 3 years

    22

    George Ellis’ daughter aged 13 years

    30

    Quash a negro man aged more than 70

    Nov.

    3

    Nymphas Marston’s daughter aged 7 years

    Nov.

    22

    John Harlow’s wife aged 20

    23

    America’s child aged 26 months

    Dec.

    John Rock’s child aged 18 months

    4

    Wid. Mary Thomas aged 74

    Dec.

    10

    Nathl Holmes child 5 years

    at Sea

    Charles Holmes

    Amaziah Harlow

    —Eddy

    — Lucas

    39 deaths this year

    1807

    Feb.

    1

    Capt. Ezra Finney’s wife & infant aged 27

    March

    3

    Richard Durfee’s wife aged 76

    15

    Isaac Bradford aged 21

    31

    Ebenr Cobb’s wife aged 68

    April

    11

    Richard Holmes’ Wife aged

    19

    Capt Wm Bartlett aged 79 years

    May

    3

    Capt George Morton’s infant child aged 1 week

    28

    Capt Corban Barnes & his grandson Joseph Harlow drowned

    June

    6

    David Drew aged 55

    7

    Capt Thomas Matthews aged 84 years

    10

    Wid. Tabitha Plasket aged

    11

    Nathan Churchill’s infant Child

    [152459] 1807 Record of Deaths

    June

    Asa Barrow aged

    July

    2

    Lemuel Brown’s child aged 2 years & 9460 months

    3

    Meriah Harlow

    22

    Hauskins461 infant child

    30

    The Wife & infant of Barnabas Holmes Jun

    David Drew’s infant child

    Augt

    9

    Capt Wm Sturdevant’s child 5 years

    Freeman Bartlett’s infant child aged 6 months

    Luke Purkins killed instantly by a water wheel

    10

    Sylvanus Paty’s inf. child

    Benja M. Watson’s child aged 16 months

    18

    Wid. Bethia Leonard aged 76

    25

    John Atwood’s child aged 10462 months

    30

    Capt Pope’s child aged 7 years

    Sept

    3

    Wid. Kempton sister of Capt Ripley

    6

    Capt George Drew’s child 2 years

    8

    Isaac Banks child aged under 9 months

    10

    Henry Jackson’s child aged under 2 years

    12

    Samuel Dickson’s child aged under 2 years

    13

    Ephraim Morton’s child aged 13 months

    16

    Wid. Desire Mathews aged 77463 years

    18

    Daniel Goddard’s child 16 months

    19

    Wilmoth Southack’s child aged one year

    Thos. Burgis’ wife

    20

    Leavit Ripley aged 20 years

    Wid. Bryant aged more than 70 years

    23

    Elizabeth Howland aged 80 years

    29

    Bradford Barnes’ child aged 18 months

    Oct.

    5

    Barbary a black woman middle aged

    6

    Wid. Abigail Holmes aged more than 70 years

    11

    Joseph Holmes’ child aged 16 months

    9

    Joseph Drew’s child aged one year

    Nov

    1

    Joshua Bartlett aged

    Wid. Mercy464 Drew

    28

    Ichabud Morton’s infant child

    John Rock’s infant child aged 9 months

    Dec. 3–26

    Zaccheus Harlow’s wife [52465]466 (See page 197467

    [153] List468 of Church Members now living Jany 1st 1799

    Memo See a short account of a glorious Revival of Religion, by the wonderful Outpouring of the Spirit, in ye Years 1792 & 1793. at which period,469 the greater part of the following members were added to this Church. — In Page 83, of ye 2d Volume470

    An account of the members of this Church, living, Jany 1 1799

    Men

      • Revd Chandler Robbins Pastor
      • Deacon William Crombie
      • Deacon Ephraim Spoonor
      • Deacon John Bishop
      • Sylvanus Bartlett
      • Benjamin Churchill
      • Amaziah Churchill
      • Josiah Johnson removed but not his Relation
      • John Kempton
      • Nathaniel Morton
      • Thomas Spooner
      • George Watson
      • William Watson

    Women

      • Mary Bartlett Lemls Wid.
      • Hannah Churchill Jonathns
      • Mary Doten Isaac’s
      • Phebe Doten
      • Patience Churchill Ebenrs
      • Experience Harlow Jabez’s
      • Abigail Holmes
      • Eunice Howard
      • Esther Jackson removed but not her Relation
      • Elizabeth Kempton
      • Priscilla Savery
      • Joanna Ward
      • Jane Swift
      • Joanna White
      • Elizabeth Spooner
      • Hannah White
      • Mary Cobb
      • Sarah Cobb
      • Elizabeth Howland
      • Lydia Mason

    The above were admitted before I came to Plymo Exceptg ye last six, who were united to us when the Union of ye 1st & 3d Chhs united Aprl 1 1784

    C. Robbins

    Continued471 — & ye following were all admitted, since the present pastor’s Settlement here — viz

    • Lydia Goodwin
    • Phebe Holmes
    • Hannah Hedge
    • Zerviah Crombie
    • Mercy Morton
    • Ichabod Morton
    • Betty King
    • Desire Mathews
    • Mary Bacon
    • William Sergeant
    • Mercy Sever once Russell
    • Benja Rider Junr
    • Elizabeth Drew
    • Ebenezer Cobb
    • Priscilla Burbank
    • Elizabeth Doten
    • David Lothrop
    • Thos Lewis removed &c
    • Deborah Samson
    • Lemuel Drew
    • William Curtis removed
    • John Cobb
    • James Drew
    • Joanna Morse once Swift removed to Rochr
    • Elizabeth Stephens
    • Susanna Swift
    • Amaziah Ring472
    • Mary Drew
    • Mary Faunce
    • Saml Ryder
    • Hannah Winslow removd
    • Mary Churchill
    • Samuel Battles
    • Hannah Robins Ripley
    • William Dunham
    • Jane Robbins
    • Patience Diman
    • Polly White
    • Pear Goodwin
    • Sarah Jackson. Hall’s wife473

    [154474] [155] Record475 of Church members admitted contind

    1800

    March

    3d

    Elizabeth Finney admitted in her last sickness

    1801

    March

    1st

    Sarah Kendall the Wife of the present Pastor of this Chh. removed her special relation from the South Chh in Andover to the first Chh of Christ in Plymouth

    May

    17th

    Wid. Elizabeth Barnes

    1802

    Feb.

    7th

    Doct James Thacher

    April

    11th

    Lucy Bartlett wife of Peabody Bartlett

    1803

    Sept

    27

    Wid. Priscilla Hammat made a profession & owned the Covenant in her own house476 considering herself on her death bed as it proved to be

    Nov.

    Priscilla Hammat daugter of the deceased admitted to the Chh. & baptized

    1804

    Augt

    12

    Nathl Goodwin

    Ruth Goodwin

    Ann Goodwin & baptizd

    Eliza Le Baron

    Betsey Hayard Thacher

    The above persons were all admitted to the chh. at the same time

    Oct.

    13

    Priscilla Watson

    1805

    June

    23

    Martha Holmes

    Lucy Dyer

    Bethiah Dyer

    Sept

    29

    Lucy Goodwin & admit, to baptism

    1806

    April

    13

    Jonathan Newell

    May

    18

    Elizabeth Brewster

    both admitted to baptism

    Susanna Leonard

    1806477

    June

    8th

    Lydia Bradford

    June

    29

    Mary Holmes

    Elizabeth Allen

    Deborah Lucas

    Lemuel Simmons

    Nov.

    2

    William Le Baron

    1807

    Jan.

    25

    Elizabeth Bartlett

    March

    22

    Josiah Cotton Esqr removed his relation from Wareham Rachel Cotton

    May

    3

    Hamlin Tilson removed his relation from the chh. in Plymton478

    Nov.

    1

    Lydia Bramhall

    Polly Morton

    1808

    Sept

    4

    Nathan’l Russell

    Martha Russell

    Nov.

    6

    Sarah Jackson (once Le Baron)

    1809

    Jany

    1

    Wm Putnam Ripley

    Simeon Dyke

    Mary Dyke

    Lucy Mayhew Nicholson

    [156] 1809 Continued

    April

    2

    Ezra Shaw Goodwin

    April

    30

    Mary Clarke wife of John Clarke

    Jane Barnes wife of Bradford Barnes

    Hannah Mercy

    Elizabeth Morton Turner

    1810

    July

    22

    Wid. Hannah Leonard

    Catherine Morton wife of Wm Morton

    Mary Drew

    Augt

    6

    Wid. Hannah Holbrook & baptized

    1811

    June

    26

    Hannah Burbank admitted in private on account of sickness & received the elements

    Augt

    4

    Martha Clark admitted in private on account of sickness Sarah Morton admitted in private on account of sickness & baptized

    1812

    May

    17

    Wid. Mary Mayo dismissed from the Chh. in Orleans & recommended to this chh.

    Oct.

    11

    William Reed

    Dec.

    22

    William Clarke aged 73 years admitted at his own house & baptized on account of his deafness

    1814

    July

    Charles Dyer

    1815

    May

    4th

    Jesse Churchill restored to christian fellowship & communion

    [157] Continued

    1816

    Augt

    25

    Rhoda Wood wife of Nathl Wood admitted & baptized

    Sept

    15

    Experience Hayward wife of Beza Hayward Esqr admitted in private on account of sickness & baptized

    1817

    May

    4

    Charlotte Warren admitted & baptized

    July

    6

    Hannah J. Goodwin

    Sept479

    7

    Lydia Burbank (wife of Ezra) admitted in private on account of ill health & baptized

    1818

    Jan.

    18

    Lucy Goodwin admitted & baptized in private on account of dangerous sickness

    March

    9

    Sally Kendall dismissed & recommended from the Chh. in Templeton

    April

    26

    Priscilla Cotton wife of Dr Cotton

    Wid. Nancy Brewster admitted & baptized

    Sarah Bartlett the Wife of James B. Jun

    Priscilla Sampson wife of John S. and baptized

    Phebe Cotton wife of Capt. T.J.C. and baptized

    Mercy Warren Bramhall and baptized

    June

    7

    Rebecca Bartlett wife of Capt Joseph B. & baptized

    Eunice Watson wife of John Watson

    Sally Jackson wife of Salsbury Jackson

    Lucretia B. Watson wife of Benja M. Watson

    Edward Winslow Watson admitted & baptized

    June

    28

    Mary Russell widow

    Sept.

    6

    Sukey Crandon wife of Benja Crandon

    Oct.

    7

    Lucy Jackson wid of Charles J. admitted in private on account of sickness

    Nov.

    1

    Sarah Drew

    Dec.

    27

    Doct Caleb Boutelle

    Betsey Burges and baptized

    [158] Continued

    1819

    March

    7

    Col. John B. Thomas &480 Mary H. Thomas his wife

    March

    28

    Dr Nathan Hayward and Joanna Hayward his wife

    1821

    John Burgis and Ruth Burgis his wife

    1822

    Nov.

    17

    Beza Hayward Esqr transferred his relation from the second Church in Bridgwater to this Church

    1826

    Feb.

    19

    Rebecca Davis wid. of William Davis Esq

    Joann Davis wid. of Wm Davis Jun

    Sept

    3d

    Joseph Bartlett with his daughters Rebecca and Eliza Ann Bartlett

    1827

    Sept.

    23

    Meriah Torrey Jackson admitted & baptized

    Dec.

    16

    Mary Ann Warren

    Sarah Kendall

    Hannah Poor Kendall

    1828

    March

    30

    Lucy Bagnal wife of Benja B. admitted & baptized

    June

    15

    Joseph Johnson an adult admitted & baptized in private on account of ill health

    Augt

    10

    Barnabas Hedge

    Eunice Denney Hedge 100

    Ellen Hobert Hedge and baptized

    Augt

    24

    Susan Thacher Bartlett

    Oct

    19

    Elizabeth Ann Hayward

    Nov.

    2

    Ichabud Morton [159]

    1829

    Jany

    4

    Lydia Churchill and baptized

    Mary Dyer Graton

    Feb.

    1st

    Lucretia Ann Watson

    May

    4

    Pelham W. Warren

    Jennet Warren counted thus far

    July

    5

    Caroline Jackson

    Nathl Russell Jun

    Catharine E. Russell

    Mary H. Russell

    Andrew L. Russell

    Mercy Ann Russell

    John S. Hayward

    Susan Hayward

    Mary Ann F. Stevenson

    Mary E. Kendall

    Nov.

    8481

    Hannah Witherell admitted & baptized

    1831

    Feb.

    19

    Jane Sturtevant

    admitted and baptized

    Sarah Sturtevant

    Rebecca Warren Sturtevant

    1832

    March

    4

    Ann Maria Weston admitted & baptized

    Lydia Mason Kendall

    May.

    6th

    Susan Leach Harlow admitted & baptized

    June

    24

    Elizabeth Barnes wife of Joseph B. admitted & baptizd

    1835

    July

    5

    Dr. Thomas Sturtevant of Middleboro’ aged 85482

    1837

    Wid. Susannah Turner admitted in private on a/c of sickness

    July

    2d

    Wid. Mary Spooner

    Bourne Spooner

    Hannah B. Spooner

    wid. Hannah Nicholson

    wid. Hannah Otis Spooner

    [160] 1837 Continued

    July

    2d

    Jacob H. Loud

    Elizabeth Loud

    Louisa Cotton

    wid. Margarett Holmes

    Sept.

    3d

    Wid. Elizabeth Sherman

    Wid. Elizabeth Sampson & baptized

    Isaac Nelson Stoddard and wife

    Martha Le Baron Stoddard

    Persis Kendall

    Abigail Mercy Sampson & baptized

    Nov.

    5

    Wid. Grace H. Goddard & baptized

    Thomas Russell & baptized

    Mary Ann Russell & baptized

    Rebecca Russell & baptized

    Dec.

    31

    Nathaniel Goodwin

    all baptized

    Susan Turner

    Sarah Turner

    1839

    May

    5

    Nancy Washburn wife of John Washburn

    Dec.

    15

    William Drew admitted in private on account of sickness

    1840

    Eliza Ann Watson admitted in private & baptized

    July

    5

    Ellen Otis Spooner daughter of wid. Hannah O. Spooner483

    [161] 1840

    Nov

    1

    Ephraim Spooner & Mary E. Spooner his Wife admitted & baptized

    1841

    May

    9

    William C. and Marcia Green adults admitted and baptized

    1842

    March

    6484

    Betsey Holmes wife of Capt. S.D.H.

    1843

    July

    2

    Capt Thomas Paty

    Abigail485 Holace486 & baptized

    Mrs Winslow Drew

    Sept.

    3

    Lewis Bartlett

    Margarett W. wife of Steven P. Brown

    Betsey Rogers

    1844

    March

    2

    Nathaniel C. Lanman & baptized

    Isaac L. Hedge & baptized

    Marcia Churchill & baptized 169

    1845

    Jany

    5

    Martha C. Churchill wife of Geo. Churchill

    May

    4

    Nancy B. Rogers & baptized

    Wm S. Russell and Mary W. Russell his wife transferred their relation from487 the Chh. in Purchase St Boston to this Chh.

    1851

    Lucia Jane Briggs wife of Rev. Geo. W. Briggs Junior Pastor of this Chh.

    Catharine Kendall

    1853

    March

    6

    Betsey Bagnal Wid. Priscilla Weston

    P. S. [One hundred & eighty admitted since my Ordination]488

    [162] A list of members of the First Chh. in Plymouth Jany 1st 1853

    Females

    Females489

    • Mary W. Warren
    • Abigail Hollis490
    • Joanna Hayward
    • Mary E. Spooner
    • Priscilla W. Cotton
    • Marcia Green
    • Ann G. Boutelle
    • Mrs. Winslow Drew
    • Elizbeth T. Hodge
    • Margarett W. Brown
    • Bethia Dyer
    • Betsey Rogers
    • Martha Holmes
    • Marcia Churchill
    • Lucy D. Bartlett
    • Martha C. Churchill
    • Jane Barnes wife of Bradford B.
    • Nancy B. Rogers
    • Rhoda Wood Wife of Nathl W.
    • Mary W. Russell
    • Hannah J. Goodwin
    • Mary Holmes wife of L.D.H.
    • Lucretia B. Watson
    • Lucia J. Briggs
    • Mary H. Thomas
    • Joanna Davis

    Males

    • Rebecca Bartlett
    • James Kendall Pastor
    • Eliza Ann Goodwin
    • Nathl Goodwin
    • Lucy Bagnal
    • Thomas Russell
    • Mary H. Russell
    • Nathl Russell
    • Mary E. Kendall
    • Andrew L. Russell
    • Ann M. Weston
    • Jacob H. Loud
    • Lydia M. Kendall
    • I. N.491 Stoddard
    • Elizbeth Barnes
    • Ephm Spooner
    • Elizbeth Loud
    • Nathl C. Lanman
    • Elizbeth Sampson
    • I. L. Hedge
    • Mary Ann Russell
    • Wm. Russell
    • Rebecca Russell
    • Edward W. Watson
    • Sarah Turner
    • Lemuel D. Holmes
    • Nancy Washburn
    • Margarett Holmes Widow

    [163] Record of Chh. Members admitted Jany 11th 1857

    Mary Carver Farris and her daughter

    Elizabeth Farris

    Lydia Weston492

    [164–169493]

    [170] Record of Marriages. Pr Chr Robbins Contind from 2d Vol.494

    1799

    Janr

    7th

    Levi Reed of Pembroke & Lucy Doten of Plymo

    20th

    Ephraim Bartlett & Abigail Holmes both of Plymouth

    Febr

    10th

    Daniel Doten & Sarah Edwards both of Plymo

    17

    Amaziah Churchill Junr & Martha Doten both of Do

    Mar.

    7th

    Oliver Kempton & Sarah Harlow both of Do

    28

    Jonathan Harvey & Hannah Bates

    Stephen Paine & Sukey Bates Sisters marryd same Eveng standg up together. The 2 men married first, then ye Brides, all of Plimo

    April

    7th

    Thomas Wethrell Junr & Nancy Shaw both of Plimo

    18

    John Bartlett 3d & Rebecca Ryder both of Plimo

    May

    19

    Nathl Jackson & Deborah Harlow both of Plymo

    26

    John Locke Esqr & Hannah Goodwin

    28

    Nathan Holmes & Ruth Cobb both of Plymo495

    Record of Marriages by James Kendall496

    1800

    Jan.

    15tn

    Simond Richmond & Lydia Anderson Simmons both of Plymouth

    Feb.

    11

    Finney Leach & Mercy Bartlett both of Ply.

    19th

    Rev. Ward Cotton of Boylstone & Rebecca Jackson Ply.

    March

    15

    Ichabod Shaw Jun. & Esther Holmes of Ply.

    April

    1st

    Samuel Robbins Jun. of Ply. & Pamelia Donham resident in Ply.

    27th

    Thomas Bradford & Polley Holmes both of Ply.

    May

    11th

    Woodworth Jackson & Meriah Morton Torrey of Ply.

    May

    16th

    Zadock Packard of Bridgwater & Rebecca Phillips of Plymouth

    June

    18th

    Nathanl Russell & Martha Le Baron both of Plymouth

    22d

    George Perkins & Experience Brattles of Plymouth

    Aug.

    4th

    Anselm Gibbs of Wareham & Lucy Le Baron497 of Plymouth

    Oct

    22d

    Sylvanus Sampson & Ruth Burges both of Plymouth

    [171] 1800 Continued

    Oct.

    23d

    Haywood Gardner & Mehitable Paine both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    10th

    James Howard & Hannah Churchill both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    27th

    Sylvanus Bisby of Rochester & Lydia Jackson of Plymouth

    James Southwick & the Widow Hannah Churchill both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    3d

    Joseph Bradford & Nancy Barnes both of Ply.

    28

    Caleb Faunce & Rebecca Brown both of Plymouth

    1801

    March

    15

    Isaac Drake & Elizabeth Morton both of Ply.

    April

    11

    Beza Hayward Esqr & Mrs Experience Russell The former of Bridgewater the latter of Plymouth

    16

    Benjamin Pearce of Duxboro’ & Polly Sampson of Plymouth

    27

    Isaac Bartlett & Fear Cobb both of Ply.

    May

    14

    Robert Donham Jur & Wid. Sarah Goddard both of Plymouth

    Augt

    6

    Ansel Bartlett & Polly Lanman both of Plymouth

    Sept.

    Samuel Virgin & Easter Cooper both of Plymouth

    20th

    William Weston ye 3d & Polly Sampson Holmes of Plymouth

    Oct.

    11

    Wm Holmes 3d & Ruth Morton both of Ply.

    18

    John Porter Jun of Abington & Ellenir Doten Plymouth

    [172] 1801 Record of Marriages

    Oct.

    25

    Edmund Churchill Jun & Mary Hueston both of Plymouth

    26

    Elkanah Churchill & Eunice Finney both of Plymouth

    28

    James Spooner & Margaret Symms both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    8th

    Ansell Holmes & Patty Barnes both of Plymouth

    Peter Holmes & Sally Harlow both of Plymouth

    John Allen of Salem & Mary Nicholson of Plymouth

    Nov.

    29th

    Wm Whitmarsh Fanny Hatheway both of Plymouth

    30th

    Samuel Churchill Jun & Nancy Commington both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    3

    Caleb Churchill & Lydia Grenold both of Plymouth

    1802

    March

    21

    Atwood Drew & Lydia Rider both of Plymouth

    25

    John Paty Jun & Assenah Churchill both of Plymouth

    28

    Samuel Barnes & Lucy Stetson both of Plymouth

    30

    Doct Nathaniel Lothrop & Lucy Hammit both of Plymouth

    April

    1st

    Thomas Morton 4th & Nancy Paty both of Plymouth

    25

    Pelham Bradford & Joanna Downs both of Plymouth

    Sept

    19

    Jacob Tinkam & Rebecca Morton both of Plymouth

    [173] 1802 Con.

    Oct.

    31

    Wait Atwood & Polly Treble498 both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    2

    Josiah Morton Ply & Abigail Winsor of Duxboro’

    8

    Elkanah Bartlett Jun & Sarah Code both of Plymouth

    19

    Samuel Holmes 3d & Sally Luce both of Plymouth

    1803

    Jan.

    10

    Job Cobb Jur & Nancy Doten both of Plymouth

    Jan.

    30th

    David Drew Jun & Sally Churchill both of Plymouth

    Feb.

    8th

    Joseph Whiting & Polly Morton both of Plmo

    April

    8th

    Heman Cobb & Betsy Whitmarsh both of Plymouth

    May

    11th

    Ephraim Morton & Dorcas Brown both of Plymouth

    June

    27th

    Calvin Dunham of Carver & Hannah Harlow of Plymouth

    July

    17th

    Moses Hoit & Joanna Luce, both of Plymouth

    25

    Melatiah Howard & Lydia Luce both of Plymouth

    27

    Doct Benja Shurtleff of Boston & Sally Shaw of Plymouth

    Augt

    21st

    Joseph Davie & Hannah Faunce both of Plymouth

    Oct

    9th

    Samuel Dixon & Polly Churchill both of Plymouth

    16

    Wm Huestin Jur & Lucy Finney 2d both of Plymouth

    23

    Ezekial Rider & Polly Holmes both of Plyo

    [174] 1803 Record of Marriages

    Nov.

    16

    Joseph Locke Esqr of Billerica & Lydia Goodwin of Plymouth

    18499

    Capt. Gideon S. Alden of New Bedford & Priscilla Le Baron of Plymouth

    Dec.

    1st

    Levi Vaughan of Carver & Phebe Donham of Plymouth

    4

    Barnabas Churchill & Lydia Cole both of Plymouth

    15

    Amos Whiting & Priscilla Holmes both of Plymouth

    29

    Hosea Vaughan & Jedidah Harlow of Plymo

    1804

    Jan.

    15

    Thos Spear & Clarissa Harlow both of Plymouth

    16

    John Holmes of Duxboro’ to Wid. Polly500 Holmes Ply. Monument Pond

    Feb.

    2

    Ephraim Finney & Phebe Wright both of Plymouth

    12

    James Treble & Susanna Holmes both of Plymo

    15

    Thomas Jarvis of Boston & Judith Hedge of Ply. people of colour

    March

    21

    Jesse Robbins & Betsy Churchill both of Ply.

    April

    12

    George Simmons & Mercy Bates of Ply.

    June

    14

    David Ripley Jun of Plimpton & Hannah Wadsworth Cuffe of Plymouth

    28

    Ichabud Hall & Priscilla Crowit both of Ply,

    Augt

    12

    Daniel Roberts Elliot of Waynsborough, Georgia, & Betsy Hayward Thacher of Plymouth

    Sept

    16

    Coomer Weston & Hannah Doten both of Plymouth

    23

    James Allen of Boston & Priscilla Brown of Plymouth

    29

    Abiather Smith & Wid. Mehitable Paine of Plymouth

    Oct.

    22

    Doct Abraham Haskell of Lunenburg to501 Mrs. Experience Cotton of Plymouth [175502]

    Nov.

    4

    Wm Drew Jun & Sally Holmes both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    6

    Edmund Freeman of Sandwich & Lucy Churchill of Plymouth

    Nov.

    11

    Joseph Churchill & Mercy Goodwin both of Plymouth

    15

    Thomas Williams & Polley McCarter both of Plymouth

    18

    Lewis Goodwin & Anna Lucas both of Plymouth

    21

    Alden Lucas & Deborah Barnes both of Plymouth

    22

    Thomas Burges 3d & Lucy Lanman both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    11

    Thomas Holmes Jun & Unice Morton both of Plymouth

    13

    Josiah Morton 3d & Lucy Burges both of Plymouth

    23

    Ebenezer Howard & Wid. Thankful Lemont both of Plymouth

    30

    Isaac Loudon & Anna Holmes of Pembroke

    1805

    Jan.

    3

    John Harlow Jun & Betsey Harlow Torrey both of Plymouth

    Feb.

    17

    George Sylvester & Mary Landman both of Plymouth

    March

    23

    John Goodwin & Deborough Barnes both of Plymouth

    26

    Daniel Clark & Martha Bramhall both of Plymouth

    April

    John Burgis Jun & Susanna Sampson both of Plymouth

    March

    28th

    Capt George Drew & Miss Fanny Glover both of Plymouth

    April

    25

    Mr Thomas Jackson & Miss Sarah Le Baron both of Plymouth [176] 1805

    May

    5

    Mr Joshua Bartlett & Miss Elizabeth Goodwin both of Plymouth 100

    June

    10

    Mr Wm Nye of Sandwich & Miss Lucy Sylvester of Plymouth

    July

    10

    Capt Jesse Harlow & Sally Cotton both of Plymouth

    Sept

    8th

    John Gray Jun of Kingston & Sarah Battles of Plymouth

    Nov.

    28

    Joseph Wright & Lucy Burgis both of Plymo

    Thomas Fish Jun of Pembroke & Cynthia Doten of Plymo

    John Hall & Mary Pigsley both Plymo

    Wm Leonard & Susanna Bartlett both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    16

    James Curtis of503 Pembroke & Sarah Churchill of Plymouth

    30

    Alpheus Richmond & Abigail Simmonds both of Plymouth

    1806

    Jan.

    26

    Lyman Adams of Albany N. York & Elizabeth Goddard of Plymouth

    March

    13

    David Burbank & Polly Bryant both of Plymouth

    16

    Josiah Donham & Betsy Donham both of Plymouth

    27

    Chandler Burges & Jane Morton both of Plymouth

    April

    6

    Ephraim Bradford & Hannah Morton both of Plymouth

    Thomas Savery & Joanna Burbank both of Plymouth

    [177] 1806 Continued

    April

    22

    Josiah Robbins & Experience Morton both of Plymouth

    May

    8th

    William Finney & Patty Harlow both of Plymouth

    July

    2

    Barnabas Lucas & Lucy Bryant both of Plymouth

    31

    Joshua Pratt & Ellen Boyse both of Plymouth

    Sept

    11

    John Mendal Nichols & Sally Lanman both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    14504

    Joseph Drew & Desire Goodwin both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    13

    Solomon Faunce & Ellen Bradford both of Plymouth

    Labin Burt & Hannah Holmes both of Plymouth

    16

    Charles Howland & Deborah Clark both of Plymouth

    27

    John Atwood & Hannah Richmond both of Plymouth

    30

    Freeman Morton & Rebecca Harlow both of Plymouth

    1807

    Jan.

    11505

    Sewell Priest & Mary Pitsly residents in Plymouth

    14

    John Blaney Bates to Mary Taylor both of Plymouth

    15

    John Richards506 & Lucy Hoskins both resident in Plymouth

    [178] 1807 Record of Marriages

    April

    14

    Bartlett Holmes Jun & Eliza. Paty both of Plymouth

    16

    Wm Langford & Betsy Morton both of Plymouth

    19

    Clift Baley & Nancy Ellis both residents in Plymouth

    May

    10

    Steven Ellis & Betsey Churchill both of Plymouth

    10

    Zenas Ripley & Lydia Simmonds both of Plymouth

    24

    Rev. Caleb Holmes507 of Dennis & Miss Lucy Goodwin of Plymouth

    Bartlett Bradford & Lucy Bradford both of Plymouth

    Wm Churchill & wid. Patty Harlow both of Plymouth

    Elias Cox of Pembroke & wid. Patience Calderwood Plymouth

    May

    26

    Davis Paine & Charlotte Hatheway both of Plymouth

    28

    Abner Burgis & Deborah Wright both of Plymouth

    June

    7

    James Bartlett 3d508 & Sally Witherell both of Plymouth

    July

    12

    Ebenr Holmes & Susanna Frize both of Plymouth

    Sept.

    18

    John Battles & Lydia Rickard both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    18

    Ezekiel Loring Jun of Plimpton & Lydia Sherman of Plymouth

    Seth Paty & Phebe Barnes both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    30

    Thomas Soul of Duxbury & Sally McCarter of Plymo. [179] 1807

    Dec.

    2

    Ivory Harlow & Lucy Barnes both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    3

    William Treble & Betsy Harlow both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    6

    Capt. Ichabud Davie & Nancy Bartlett both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    10

    Benja Weston & Joanna Washburn both of Plymouth

    Dec

    17

    Wm White & Fanny Gibbs both residents of Plymouth

    Dec.

    24

    Isaac Cole & Sarah Holmes both of Plymouth

    1808

    Jany

    3

    Calvin Richmond & Sally Jackson both of Plymouth

    March

    27

    Benja Dillard & Mercy Ellis both of Plymouth

    April

    14

    William Comstock of Lime Connecticut & Hannah Faunce of Plymouth

    15

    Wm Adams a foreigner & wid. Sophia Eddy of Plymouth (Mar. by Judge Spooner)

    May

    7

    Joseph Barnes Jun & Jane Brewster Both of Plymouth

    June

    12

    Wm Keen Jun & Abigail Barnes both of Plymouth

    July

    20

    America Perce & Catharine Arms509 people of colour both of Plymouth

    July

    24

    Capt Ezra Finney & Wid. Betsy Bishop both of Plymouth

    Augt

    6

    Wm Rogers Jun & Rebecca Lanman of Ply.

    [180] 1808 Record of Marriages

    Sept.

    4

    Joseph Bramhall & Lydia Sherman both of Plymouth

    Sept

    10

    John Clarke Jun. & Sally Rider both of Plymouth

    Gideon Holbrook & Elizabeth Howland both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    27510

    Nicholas Smith & Rebecca Sears both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    13

    Josiah Cotton Esqr & Priscilla Watson both of Plymouth

    Decr

    1

    Jesse Dunham & Hannah J. Bagnal both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    29

    Saml Jackson Jun of Mid.511 & Nancy Collings of Plymouth

    1809

    Jan.

    29

    Lemuel Robbins Jur & Hannah Baley512 both of Plymouth

    March

    4

    David Gray & Rebecca Drew of Plymouth

    March

    21

    Gideon Perkins & Joanna Drew both of Plymouth

    May

    29

    Putnam Kimball & Elenor Dunham both of Plymouth

    June

    16

    Daniel Jackson Jun & Elizabeth M. Turner both of Plymouth

    July

    13

    John Chandler & Hannah Sturtevant both of Plymouth

    Augt

    12

    Elisha Pope of Sandwich & Lydia Cotton of Plymouth

    20

    Caleb Boutell & Ann Goodwin both of Plymouth

    [181] 1809 Continued

    Augt

    31

    Daniel Lewis & Lucy Sampson both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    19

    Thomas Goodwin Jun & Abigail T. Torrey both of Plymouth

    1810

    March

    6

    Capt. Thomas Atwood & Elizabeth Tufts both of Plymouth

    March

    15

    Wm Brown & Sally Thomas both of Plymouth

    April

    15

    Edward Morton & Priscilla Huestin both of Plymouth

    April

    22

    John Kempton Cobb & Polley Nelson both of Plymouth

    May

    27

    Lemuel Barnes & Susanna Marshall both of Plymouth

    June

    23

    Wm Doten Jun & Lydia Donham both of Plymouth

    July

    12

    Seth Churchell & Sally513 Seabury Simonds both of Plymouth

    Augt

    6

    Wm Holmes 3d & Mary Holbrook both of Plymouth

    Sept

    11

    John Boies Thomas Attorney at law & Mary Howland Le Baron both of Plym.

    Wm Simonds of Boston Attorney at Law & Louisa Hammatt of Plymouth

    Isaac Goodwin Attorney at law of Sterling and Elizabeth Hammatt

    Sept.

    25

    Capt. Jeremiah Holbrook & Peggy Dyer both of Plymouth

    [182] 1810

    Nov.

    18

    George Bramhall & Sarah Morton both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    29

    John514 Harlow & Anna Burgis both of Plymouth

    Wm Polden & Eunice Sturdevant both of Plym.

    Dec

    3

    Marshall Lane & Elizabeth Rogers both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    17

    Benjamin Thomas of Barnstable & Deborah Bradford of Plymouth

    1811

    Jan.

    24

    Bartlett Faunce & Lydia H. Savery both of Plymouth

    Jan.

    28

    George Adams & Lucy Nye both of Plymouth

    March

    Hosea Churchill & Eunice Morey both of Plymouth

    April

    15

    Phiplip Taylor of Pembroke & Nancy Le Baron of Plymouth

    June

    16

    Robert Hutchinson & Deborah Brewster both of Plymouth 200

    Augt

    19

    Saml West Bagnal & Lois Thomas both of Plymouth

    Sept

    1

    Elijah Sherman & Wid. Cynthia Fish both of Plymouth

    2

    Eleazer Holmes & Betsey Rogers both of Ply.

    Oct.

    1

    Samuel Landman & Content Thomas both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    18

    John Sampson & Priscilla Burbank both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    21

    Edward Nichols & Polly Rogers both of Plymo

    24

    Henry Bartlett & Prudence Straffin both of Plymo

    Dec.

    5

    James Robbins Doten & Betsy Robbins both of Plymouth [183]

    1812

    Feb.

    16

    Barnabas Hedge 3d & Tryphena Covington both of Plymouth

    March

    5

    Isaac M. Sherman & Hope Doten both of Plymouth

    March

    8th

    William Leonard & Abigail Bartlett both of Plymouth

    May

    31

    Oliver Wood & Betsey Torrence both of Plymouth

    June

    15

    William Holmes 3d Bathsheba Doten both of Plymouth

    19

    Joseph Sturtevant & Mercy Cornish both of Plymouth

    28

    Samuel Doten Holmes & Betsy Johnson both of Plymouth

    Augt

    7

    Enoch Randall & Nancy Farmer both of Plymo

    Sept.

    28

    Joseph Sanger & Hannah Mercy both of Plymo

    Oct.

    18

    Solomon Davie Jun & Esther Le Baron both of Plymo

    19

    Winslow Watson & Harriot Lothrop Goodwin both of Plymo

    26

    Barnabas Holmes Jun & Margaret Rickard both of Plymouth

    29

    James Read Jun & Sally Hatheway both of Plymo

    Oct.515

    31

    John Loring of Plympton & Abigail Thomas of Plymo

    Nov.

    1

    Capt Jeremiah Holbrook & Bethiah Dyer of Plymo

    15

    Isaac Howland & Phebe Saunders both of Plymo

    Dec.

    31

    Joseph Burgis & Sally Richmond both of Ply.

    1813

    Feb.

    15

    George Harlow & Lydia Ellis both of Plymo

    April

    1

    Abraham Dunham & Patience Clarke both of Plymouth

    [184] 1813

    April

    22

    Ellis Holmes Jun & Lois Holbrook Bartlett both of Plymouth

    May

    9

    Samuel Sherman 3d & Elenor Covington both of Plymouth

    June

    17

    Seth Freeman Nye and of Sandwich and Sally Carver of Plymouth

    Augt

    1

    Joshua Hatheway & Rebecca Foster both of Plymouth

    Sept

    12

    Henry Howland & Susanna Leach both of Plymouth

    18

    Elkanah Barnes & Cynthia Davis516 Simmonds both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    6

    Ezra Maxim of Carver & Polly Reed of Plymo

    15

    Bourne Spooner & Hannah Bartlett

    Nov.

    8

    John Torrey Jun & Marcia Otis Warren of Plymo

    Nov.

    21

    Steven Rogers & Polley Ripley517 both of Plymouth

    John Sherman Jun of Carver & Elener Barnes of Plymouth

    1814

    Jan.

    2

    Joseph Cooper Jun & Siloa Paty both of Plymouth

    Jan.

    11

    Thomas Russell & Mary Ann Goodwin both of Plymouth

    Jan.

    18

    Capt Wm Bartlett Jun & Susan Thacher both of Plymouth

    Jan.

    23

    Henry Swift & Mary Morton both of Plymouth

    [185] 1814

    Feb.

    1

    Clemmont Bates Jun. of Hanover & Irena Sanger Burgess of Plymouth

    Feb.

    24

    Ephraim Chandler of Kingston & Deborah Rider of Plymouth

    March

    13

    Wm Robnson518 & Rebecca Austin both of Plymouth

    April

    17

    John Cunnet & Bathsheba Vollintine both people of colour belonging to Herring Pond

    April

    24

    David Thrasher & Susanna Swift both of Plymouth

    May

    8

    Josiah Gibbs of Sandwich & Jane Swift of Plymouth

    May

    23

    Ellis Barnes & Mary Holmes both of Plymouth

    July

    1

    Zibeon Packard of Easton & Sally Dyke519 of Plymouth

    July

    13

    Timothy Allen of Ply. & Thankful Snow of Rochester

    Augt

    4

    Lazarus Harlow & Lucy Bradford both of Plymouth

    Sept.

    John D. Wilson of Salem & Ann Nicholson of Plymouth

    Nov.

    30

    Thomas Sherman Jun & Betsy Sears Plymouth both

    Dec.

    7

    Capt Michael Hodge Jun of N. Port & Mrs Betsy Hayward Elliot of Plymouth

    April

    19

    (omitted in its place) Capt Jeremiah Rich of Orrington & Jane Sampson Taylor of Plymouth

    [186] 1815 Marriages

    April

    2

    Thomas Sears Jun. and Rebecca Collings both of Plymouth

    April

    25

    Samuel Chipman & Nancy Churchill both of Plymouth

    May

    7

    Alvan Sampson & Susan Crandon both of Plymouth

    May

    13

    John Duglas & Elizabeth Haskins520 both of Plymouth

    June

    18

    Clemment Jones & May Dyke both of Plymouth.

    Jully

    22

    Henry Whiting & Grace Holmes both of Plymouth

    Augt

    4

    Samuel Sampson of Middleboro’ & Abigail Bartlett of Plymouth

    Sept.

    3

    Truman Cook Holmes & Jennet Allen both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    22

    Henry McCarty & Nancy Hewston both of Plymouth521

    Nov.

    12

    Charles Goodwin & Hannah Harlow both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    31

    John L. Morton & Lilly R. Torrence both of Plymouth

    1816

    March

    18

    George Wm Virgin & Mary Barnes 2d both of Plymouth

    April

    7

    America Pierce & Violet Sanders both people of colour & both of Plymouth

    April

    18

    Levi Muxsom522 & Rubie Hall both of Plymo

    [187] 1816

    April

    28

    Capt Josiah Carver & Abigail Keen both of Plymouth

    May

    23

    Lieut William L. Gordon of the U. S. Navy and Miss Sophia Cotton of Plymouth

    26

    John Tribble & Mary Holmes both of Plymouth

    June

    16th

    James Treble & Betsy Holmes, both of Plymouth (Recorded thus far in town Clerkes book)

    July

    28

    Lewis Churchell & Hannah Cummington both of Plymo

    Sept.

    5

    Alvin Vaughn & Sarah S. Ripley the former of Carver the latter of Plymouth

    Oct.

    20

    James G. Gleason & Lucy T. Bartlett both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    27

    Alexander Ripley & Hannah Shaw Flemmons both of Plymouth

    Doct. Thomas Drew & Lucia Watson both of Plymouth

    Isaac E. Cobb & Elizabeth Bartlett both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    29

    Joshua Weeks of Gray & Lydia Barrows of Plymouth

    31

    Capt. John Russell & Deborah Spooner both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    10

    Stetson Chandler of Plimpton & Eliza Marston of Plymouth

    Dec.

    3

    Capt John Virgin & Abigail Davie both of Plymouth

    5

    Steven Thomas & Sukey Bartlett both of Plymo

    [188] Marriages

    1817

    Jany

    7

    Caleb Finney & Phebe Leonard both of Plymouth

    Jany

    26

    George Washburn & Margaret James Keen both of Plymouth

    Feb.

    2

    Nathaniel C. Lanman & Nancy E. Bagnal both of Plymouth

    May

    14

    Edward Miller of Quincy & Caroline Nicholson of Plymouth

    May

    30

    Avery Dean of Plimpton & Lydia Anderson Richmond of Plymouth

    June

    1st

    Jeroboam Swift & Sarah Leach both of Plymouth

    June

    8th

    Bartlett Ellis & Elizabeth Barnes523 both of Plymouth

    June

    20th

    Caleb Ryder & Harriet Holmes both of Plymouth

    July

    30

    Capt. Charles Marcy & Charlotte Warren both of Plymouth

    Augt

    21

    Amasa Fuller of Attleborough & Nancy Finney of Plymouth

    28th

    Thomas J. Lobdell of Boston & Hannah Sturtevant524 of Plymouth

    Sept.

    14

    Daniel Goddard Jun & Mary Finney both of Plymouth

    18

    Tilden Keen & Joanna Pearson both of Plymo

    Oct.

    29

    Capt. Lemuel Clark & Miss Lydia B. Finney both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    30

    Benjamin Robbins & Betsy Thomas both of Plymo

    Samuel Bradford & Lucy Gibbs both of Plymo 200525

    Dec.

    7

    Joseph Samson526 & Hannah Burgis both of Ply.

    31

    Lemuel Rickard & Nancy Bagnall both of Plymo

    [189] Marriages

    1818

    May

    10

    Nathan Whiting Jun and Experience Finney both of Plymouth David Dimon Jun and Abigail Bartlett Nelson both of Plymouth

    May

    17

    Lemuel Simmonds Jun and Priscilla Sherman both of Plymouth

    May

    21

    Charles Church of Plymton and Abigail Russe[ll] of Plymouth

    June

    7

    Sylvanus Ripley of Plymton & Sally Sherman of Plymouth

    Augt

    6

    Nathaniel Holmes 3d & Sarah Fish both of Plymouth

    Sept.

    13

    William Spooner & Hannah Otis Nicholson both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    4

    Ichabud Weston Barstow of Pembroke & Sarah Roberts Clarke of Plymouth

    Oct.

    18

    Abraham Jackson & Harriet Otis Goddard both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    25

    Joseph Pierce Drew & Ruth Rogers Bartlett both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    9

    Capt Ezra Harlow & Miss Rebecca Dyke both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    Josiah Robbins & Rebecca Jackson both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    15

    Ichabud Morton Jun & Patty Weston both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    3

    Joseph Robbins Jun of Carver & Rebecca Burges of Ply.

    Dec.

    6

    Amasa Morton & Deborah Morey both of Plymouth (Recorded thus far in the Town Clerk’s book)

    [190] Marriages

    1819

    Jany

    3

    Charles Bramhall & Nancy E. Brewster both of Plymouth

    Feb.

    18527

    Nathan Bacon Robbins & Lucia Rider both of Plymouth

    22

    Capt. Lemuel Colburn & Mrs Susan More residents in Plymouth

    March

    7

    Samuel Andrews foreigner & Jerusha Berce of Plymouth

    March

    18

    Thomas Oldham of Duxboro’ & Betsey Brewster of Plymouth

    April

    25

    Sylvanus Rogers Jur and Jane Lucas both of Plymouth

    30

    George Keen & Sarah W. Churchell Plymouth

    May

    16

    John Sanders & Betsy Sherman both of Plymouth

    July

    19

    Richard Bagnall & Lydia Sampson both of Plymouth

    Oct.

    4

    Isaac Barnes Jun & Betsey T. Davie both of Ply.

    10

    Daniel Foster & Lucy Carver Faunce both of Plymouth

    17

    Isaac Jackson Lucas & Catherine Howland528 both of Plymouth

    21

    Peter Holmes 2d & Mary Richmond Flemmons both of Plymouth

    24

    Joseph S. Reed of Boston & Sally Goodwin of Plymouth

    Nov.

    4

    Ephraim Whiting & Patience Everson both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    14

    James Bradford & Eleanor Huston both of Plymouth

    Frederick Augustus Cotton & Betsey Foster both of Plymouth

    [191] 1819

    Nov.

    21

    Thomas Jenkins Lobdell of Boston & Mary Russell of Plymouth

    Samuel Lewis & Mercy Sears both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    2

    Vinal Burgess & Esher Clarke both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    3

    Zacheus Kempton Jun & Abigail Cox both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    19

    Ezra Burbank & Wid. Polly Burbank both of Plymo

    Dec.

    29

    Judah Perry & Betsey Anderson both of Plymo

    1820

    Jany

    9

    Sylvanus Smith resident in Ply. & Betsey B. Robbins of Ply.

    Feb.

    24

    Benja Westgate Jun and Abigail Haskins residents in Plymouth

    April

    13

    Jesse Lucas of Carver and Deborah Bagnall of Plymouth

    20

    William Swift & Betsey Holmes both of Plymouth

    May

    14

    William S. Russell & Mary W. Hayward both of Plymouth

    21

    Steven Lucas & Rebecca Holmes both of Plymouth

    June

    4

    John Oldham of Sumner & Sarah S. Churchill of Plymouth

    June

    14

    Melvin Bailey & Maria Paty both of Plymouth

    19

    Anselm Rickard & Cynthia Lucas both of Plymouth

    Augt

    3

    Norris529 & Susan Saunders both of Plymouth

    Sept.

    18

    Charles Brown of Boston & Lucy C. Jackson of Ply.

    Hayward Nichols of N. Bedford & Susan Clarke of Plymouth

    Oct.

    22

    Oliver Weston & Rebecca Leonard both of Plymo

    23

    David B. Jackson of Boston & Deborah J. Crombie of Ply.

    29

    William Bradford & Alice Sylvester both of Ply.

    [192] 1820 Marriages

    Nov.

    5

    Joseph Bagnall and Betsey Rickard both of Plymouth

    James G. Gleason & Asenath D. Paty both of Plymouth

    Nov.

    23

    Capt. Josiah Cotton & wid Lydia Bisbee both of Ply.

    24

    Thomas Farmer & Phebe Holmes both of Ply.

    Dec.

    24

    Joshua Kneeland & Harriot Harlow both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    31

    Lemuel Reed & Eunice Holmes both of Ply.

    1821

    Jany

    14

    John Taylor and Nancy Southworth both of Plymouth

    Feb.

    5

    Samuel Maynard of Boston & Frances L. Jackson of Ply.

    Feb.

    11

    John Clarke & Abigail Thomas Holmes both of Plymouth

    April

    5530

    Bartlett Ellis & Hannah J. Churchell both of Plymouth

    8

    Samuel Talbot & Jerusha Davie both of Plymo

    April

    22

    Thomas Savery Jun & Penelope531 Swift both of Plymouth

    Amos Phillips of Reading & Betsy C. Robbins of Plymouth

    June

    25

    Isaac L. Hedge & Mary Ann Cotton both of Ply.

    July

    29

    Thomas Torrey & Lydia Davie both of Plymouth

    Augt

    6th

    Thomas Trebble & Maria P. Alexander both of Plymouth

    18

    Loranus Tinkham of Sandwich & Mary Rogers of Plymouth

    [193] 1821

    Augt

    27

    Zacheus Barnes & Mary Churchill both of Plymouth

    Sept.

    2

    Steven Thomas & Sally Everson both of Ply.

    Oct.

    18

    William Bishop & Sarah T. Bartlett both of Ply.

    Oct.

    22

    Benjamin Bagnall & Lucy Churchill both of Ply.

    Nov.

    Rev. Harvey Bushnell532 & Susan Nicols533 both of Plymouth

    Dec.

    2

    George Manter & Sally Sampson both of Plymouth

    Capt. Joseph Bartlett & Lucy Dyer both of Ply.

    4

    Doct. Andrew Mackeey & Hetty Amelia Bradford both of Plymouth

    6

    William S. Burbank & Abigail S. Perkins both of Plymouth

    13

    William Straffin & Sophia Bartlett both of Ply.

    1822

    Jany

    1

    Isaac Sampson & Elizabeth Sherman both of Plymouth

    Jany

    6

    Steven Turner & Sally Pope both of Ply.

    Capt. Richard Pope & Eunice Churchill both of Plymouth

    (Recorded in town Clerk’s books thus far)

    Jan.

    22

    Joseph Holmes 4th & Eliza Bartlett both of Plymouth

    March

    19

    Thomas Farmer & Ruth Smith both of Plymo

    April

    28

    Joseph Atkins resident & Sarah Cooper of Plymouth

    Oct.

    7

    William Simmons of Duxbo. & Bulah Goddard of Ply.

    13

    George Straffin & Eliza Rogers of Plymo

    Nov.

    3

    Capt Ellis J. Harlow & Jerusha Paty both of Ply.

    7

    Ephraim Washburn & Mary Lucas both of Plymo

    17

    Isaac Torrey of Ply. & Olive Hatch of Duxboro’

    20

    Thomas Marsh & Lydia Burbank both of Ply.

    Dec.

    4

    Jonathan Thrasher & Ruth Lucas both of Ply.

    5

    Chandler Robbins of Carver & Sarah Burges of Ply.

    15

    John Carver & Sarah Perkins both of Ply.

    31

    James Lucas & Cynthia Manter both of Ply.

    See page 254534

    [194] Dismissions & Recommendations

    1804

    July

    12

    Richard Cooper & wife dismissed & recommended to the 3d chh. in Ply.

    July

    15

    John Kempton dismissed & Recommended to the 3d chh.

    1805

    March

    24

    Ruth Luce wid. dismissed & recommended to the 3d chh.

    Augt

    25

    Elizabeth Stevens Dismissed & recommended to the 3d chh.

    1807

    Jany

    11

    Elizabeth Torrey dismissed & recommended to the 3d Chh. in plymo

    Dec.

    9

    Lucy Holmes the wife of Rev. C. Holmes dismissed from this chh. & recommended to the chh. in Dennis

    1809

    Oct.

    29

    Samuel Rider & wife & Elizabeth Holmes dismissed & recommended to the 3d chh.

    1811

    Jan

    23

    Thomas Witherell dismissed that he might connect himself with the third Chh.

    1812

    July

    7

    Lydia Barrow formerly Ellis was dismissed & recommended to the chh. in Middleboro’ of wh Mr Crafts is pastor

    Sept.

    20

    Dr. Jona Newell dismissed & recommended to the chh. in Stow

    1813

    July

    16

    William Le Baron dismissed & recommended to the 2d chh in Fairhaven

    Eliza Le Baron dismissed & recommended to the 2d Chh in Rochester

    March

    15

    Sarah Bartlett wife of Freeman dismissed at her particular request from this Chh. with a view to join the 3d Church in Ply.

    Dec.

    6

    Mary Clarke the wife of Amasa C. dismissed at her particular request with a view to connect herself with the 4th Chh. in Plymouth [195]

    1822535

    April

    16

    Ichabud Morton, Priscilla Sampson, and Phebe Cotton dismissed at their request in order to join the 3d Chh.

    1825

    Feb.

    Lucy Nicolson, Nancy Brewster536 dismissed at their request with a view to connect themselves with the 3d Chh.

    1826

    Jany

    Freeman Bartlett & Zilpha Bartlett dismissed at their request with an intention to join the 3d Chh.

    1827

    Jan.

    20

    Elizabeth Brewster dismissed to join the 3d Chh.

    Mary Whiting dismissed to join the Chh in Ell River

    May

    10

    Eunice Churchill dismismissed to join the 3d Chh.537

    May

    15

    Sally Jackson dismissed to join the 3d Chh.

    Augt

    Nancy Bartlett dismissed to join the 3d Chh.

    Jane Barnes dismissed to join the Universalist Society

    1830

    Lucretia Watson Goodwin wife of Rev. Hersey B. Goodwin dismissed & recommended to the Congregational Chh in Concord Mass.

    1831

    Hamlin Tilson dismissed to join the 3a Chh.

    Nov.

    34

    Betsey Allen dismissed to join the 3d Chh.

    1833

    Mary Dyke dismissed [196538]

    [197] Record of Deaths continued539

    1808

    Jany

    2

    Saml Battles’ Jun infant child aged 18 months

    14540

    Wid. Sarah Treble aged 75 years

    17

    The wife of Josiah Cotton esqr. aged 50

    23

    Josiah Dunham’s infant child aged 3 days

    31

    James Hawskin’s wife aged about 40 years

    Feb.

    15

    Wid. Jemina Bartlett aged 66

    March

    1

    Wid. Abigail Morton aged 84 years

    April

    5

    Silas Hathaway’s child aged 19 months

    April

    14

    Ebenezer Sampson aged 92 years

    April

    19

    Ebenr Howard aged

    May

    8

    Wm P. Ripley’s wife aged

    May

    27

    Wid. Sally Robbins aged

    July

    24

    Isaac Lothrop Esqr. aged 73

    Augt

    2

    James Bartlett’s Jun child aged 8 months

    Augt

    12

    Dr Hayward’s infant child aged 48 hours

    Augt541

    25

    Experience Jackson aged 73

    Augt

    31

    David Turners infant child

    Sept

    5

    Samuel Holmes’ infant child

    Sept

    13

    Hannah Doten Wid. aged

    Sept

    16

    David Turner’s child aged two years

    Sept

    19

    Wm Coye’s wife aged

    Sept

    25

    Wm Drew’s child aged 3 weeks

    Sept

    26

    Capt. Lewis Goodwin’s child aged 4 months

    Oct.

    1

    Susannah Lucas aged 56

    Nov.

    25

    George H. Savery’s infant child aged 9 months

    Nov.

    29

    Joseph Treble Jun his infant child aged 2 years

    Dec.

    15

    Susanna Leonard wife of Wm Leonard

    [198] Record of Deaths, continued

    Dec

    19

    Rev. James Kendall’s infant child aged 14 days (28)

    1809

    Jany

    3

    Ransom Jackson aged

    James Freeman’s (black man) infant child aged 1 week

    Jan.

    18

    Thomas Sears’ child aged 3 years

    44

    Capt Joseph Churchill’s infant child aged 6 weeks

    31

    Wm Leonard’s child aged 6 months

    Feb.

    4

    Wm McLathley aged 66

    Feb.

    13th

    Sarah Kendall wife of Rev. James Kendall aged 32 years

    March

    17

    Isaac Doten aged 72 years

    March

    21

    Widow Mary Doten aged 92 years

    March

    27

    A Child of Wm Davis Jun aged 4 months

    March

    28

    Capt Richard Bagnall aged 56

    April

    8

    Nicholas Perkins’ child aged 3 years

    June

    11

    Ebenezer Nelson aged Phebe Churchill aged

    July

    Sarah daughter of Lemuel Brown aged 11 years

    10

    Rebecca Fuller aged 84 years

    July

    24

    Lucy Bramhall wife of Geo. Bramhall with an infant child

    Augt

    2

    Isaac Banks’ infant child aged ten months

    4542

    Wm Rogers’ Jun infant child aged 4 months

    6543

    Nathl Holmes’ child aged two years

    Augt

    9

    Capt Geo. Drew’s child aged 10 months

    [199] 1809 Continued

    Augt

    13

    Jonathan Sampson aged 86 years

    20

    Capt Jesse Harlow aged 69

    Sept

    4

    Capt. Lewis Goodwin’s infant child

    Oct.

    Blaney Bates’ infant child

    Capt. Wm Allen’s infant child

    15

    Bradford Barnes infant child

    16

    Charles Dexter’s infant child

    22

    Heman Holmes infant child

    Nov.

    5

    Alanson Hathaway’s child

    20

    Susanna McKeel aged more than 70

    26

    George Roger’s child aged 9 years

    25

    Thomas Burgis aged

    Aug.

    Josiah Dunhams Jun child aged 9 months

    Dec.

    10

    Thomas Witherell aged 68

    14

    Ellis Brewster’s child aged 5 years

    16

    Josiah Dunham Jun child aged 3 years

    30

    Smith’s child aged 10 months

    At Sea & in the W. Indies

    Capt Simeon Richmond

    Wm Keen

    John Atwood

    Dunham

    Williams 44

    1810

    Jan.

    11

    Sally Harlow aged 55

    Jan.

    26

    Charles Jackson’s child aged 3 years

    John Willis’ child aged 3 years

    Feb.

    9

    Gideon Holbrook’s child aged two months

    Feb.

    20

    John D. Dunbar aged

    March

    15

    Bradford Barnes’ infant child aged 3 days

    March

    21544

    His other infant being twins

    [200] 1810 Record of Deaths continued

    March

    21

    Lydia daughter of Rev. James Kendall aged three years

    April

    6

    Infant Child of Ichabud Morton Jun. aged 6 months

    April

    13

    Elizabeth Torrey wife of Col Torrey aged 47 years

    May

    10

    Polly Bramhall aged 40545 years Heman Holmes aged

    July

    5

    Ezekiel Raymond aged more than 50

    July

    25

    Alden Lucas’ child aged 1 year

    Augt

    21

    Timothy Allen’s infant child aged 1 week546

    Sept.

    11

    Peabody Bartlett’s child aged 17 months

    Sept.

    21

    Job Cobb’s child 1½ year old

    23

    Joanna White aged 95 years

    Jonathan Holmes (from alms house) aged 85 years

    Oct.

    7

    Ezekiel Raymond’s wife aged more than 70 years

    9

    John L. Morton’s wife aged about 20 years

    20

    Barnabas Hedge Jun’s infant child aged 7 months

    28

    Mary the wife of Wm Holmes the 3d aged

    Nov.

    2

    Nathan Churchill’s infant child aged 7 months

    3

    Nehah Cushing White aged 30 years

    5

    Wid. Mary Bartlett aged 90 years

    18

    Capt. Geo. Drew’s infant child aged 7 months

    Dec.

    1

    Wm Doten Juns infant child aged 4 months

    Thomas Mayhew died at the Havannah aged 61

    29 deaths this year

    [201] 1811 Continued

    Jan.

    16

    Betsey H. Elliot’s child aged 9 months

    Feb.

    26

    Lathly Hawskins’ infant child aged 1 week

    March

    1

    B. M. Watson’s child aged 5 months

    March

    18

    Samuel Cole aged 79 years

    23

    John L. Morton’s child aged 9 months

    April

    14

    Charles Churchill’s daughter aged 10 years

    16

    Majr Wm Hammatt’s infant child aged 3 months

    21

    Ichabud Morton aged 82 years

    23

    Nancy Witherell wife of Thomas W. aged 30 years

    25

    Thankful Sturtevant daughter of Sylvanus S. aged 17 years

    26

    James Bartlett Jun’s child aged 2 years

    May

    3

    Cornelius Cobb’s wife aged 58 years

    May

    31

    Capt. Ezekiel Morton aged 62 years

    Augt

    Oliver Ames Child aged 16 months

    5

    Osbourn Morton’s daughter aged 14 years

    7

    Nehemiah Burbank’s wife aged

    8

    Martha Clarke aged 28 years

    12

    Capt Ezra Finney’s Son aged 9 years

    17

    Beza Hayward Esq.s Son aged 9 years & six months547

    29

    Peggy Holbrook wife of Jeremiah Holbrook aged 26 years

    30

    David Turner’s infant child aged 4 months

    Oct.

    2

    Capt. Joseph Bartlett’s child aged one year

    25

    Sylvanus Bramhall’s infant aged a few hours

    27

    The Wid. Sarah Jackson aged 76

    [202] 1811 Record of Deaths continued

    Oct.

    27

    Benja Churchill aged 86 years

    Nov.

    4

    Capt Nathl Carver’s infant child aged 3 months

    7

    Hannah Churchill daughter of Capt. Jesse C. aged 22 years

    24

    Sylvanus Rogers’ child aged 2 years & 9 months

    Dec.

    7

    Wid. Sarah Morton aged more than 90 years

    18

    Wid. Priscilla Burr aged 66 years

    20

    Alexander548 Bartlett aged 29 years

    22

    Thomas Nickerson (drowned) aged 27 years

    31

    Wid. Phillips549 at the alms house aged 84

    Capt Ephraim Holmes & William Tufts died at sea

    (Total 35, during the year 1811)

    1812

    Jan

    12

    The Wife of Lazarus Lucas aged 35

    14

    William Whitmarsh aged

    15

    Wid. Sarah Wright aged 85 years

    April

    22

    A Child of Daniel Jackson Jun aged 2 years

    24

    Capt. Thomas Bartlett’s child aged 9550 weeks

    June

    5th

    The widow of Dean Daniel Diman aged 79 William Nye’s child aged 16 months

    26

    Samuel Holmes child aged 5 months

    30

    Samuel Bradford aged

    July

    4

    Lucy Sturtevant aged 17 years

    Hamlin Tilson’s child aged 18 months

    12

    Nathan Simmonds’ child aged 6 months

    31

    Samuel Battles aged 78 years

    Augt

    1

    The Wid. Farmer aged 41 years

    Samuel Morton aged more than 80 years

    Sept.

    19

    Capt Lothrop Turner’s child aged 5 years

    Bradford Barnes’ infant a few hours old (17 deaths) [203]

    1813

    Jan.

    8th

    William Drew’s child aged 7 months

    Feb.

    7th

    Ephraim Morton aged 58 years

    Feb.

    9

    Abigail Holmes aged 78 years

    Nathl Ellis drowned on his passage to Lisbon

    Doten drowned at the Southward

    March

    1

    Samuel Dyke aged 30 years

    25

    Mrs Tinkham’s infant child aged 7 months

    April

    David Drew’s infant child

    April

    18

    Sarah Bagnall aged 75 years

    May

    14

    William Doten’s wife aged more than 50

    26

    Wid. Ruth Bradford More than 50

    June

    23

    Joseph Lee aged 77 (at the alms house)

    24

    John Douglas’ Wife aged 52

    July

    27

    Wid. Abigail Thomas aged 86551

    Augt

    7

    Wid. Sarah Barnes aged 87 years

    8

    Solomon Davie Jun’s wife aged 23 years

    14

    Wm P. Ripley’s wife aged

    Sept.

    7

    Ellis Holmes’ child aged two years

    13

    Ephraim Bradford’s child aged 11 months

    19

    Capt. Zephaniah Holmes aged about 45

    21

    Capt. Wm Rogers’ child aged 18 months

    Oct.

    2

    William Doten aged 63

    12

    Ichabud Berse’s552 child aged 12 months

    14

    Daniel Goddard’s child aged 3 years

    Nov.

    14

    Timothy Allen’s wife aged

    Nov.

    23

    Simeon Dyke’s child aged 2 years

    Dec.

    26

    Wm Rogers Juns infant aged 6 months

    (27)

    [204] Record of Deaths Continued

    1814

    Jany

    5

    Betsey Witherell aged 37

    Jan.

    24

    A Stranger (Spaniard) buried from Mr Mitchell’s

    Jan.

    26

    Rose a woman of Colour aged about 60

    Jan.

    29

    Peg a woman of colour aged 83

    Feb.

    5

    Beza Hayward (drowned) aged 22

    Feb.

    9

    Nehemiah Burbank age 37 years

    Feb.

    12

    James Warren Son of Majr H. W. aged 11 years

    Barnabas Hedge aged 74 suddenly

    Feb.

    13

    Wid. Ruth Morton aged 94 years

    March

    13

    McGill’s infant child

    16

    Chandler Burgis’ infant child

    17

    Josiah Morton’s wife aged above553 40

    24

    Richard Holmes 3ds infant child

    April

    15

    Capt. Levi Lucas aged 46

    June

    5

    Capt Jeremiah Holbrooks’s infant child aged 11 months

    10

    Wid. Hannah Holbrook aged 64

    Augt

    19

    Henry Howland’s infant aged 24 hours

    31

    Daniel Finney554 aged 45

    Sept

    1

    William White’s child aged 4 months

    2

    James Bartlett Jun’s child aged 4 months

    5

    Elizabeth Churchill aged above555 48556

    16

    Benja Westgate’s wife aged 54

    23

    Nathl Carver557 Jun’s wife aged 27 [205]

    Oct.

    3

    Capt. John Virgin aged 45558

    9

    Capt John Paty Jun. aged 33

    15

    John Churchill aged 40

    17

    Infant child of Lothrop Turner Jun aged 18 months

    18

    David Burbank aged 43

    19

    Madam Mercy Warren aged 86

    20

    Sary Luce aged 75

    Nov.

    4559

    Priscilla daughter of Barnabas & Eunice Hedge aged 4 years

    26

    Jonathan Harvey’s daughter aged nine years

    27

    Nancy Carver daughter of Capt. Nathl Carver aged 14 years

    30

    Dean William Crombie aged 80 years. “He was a good man” “and an excellent Spirit was in him”

    Deo.

    5

    Ebenezer Holmes aged 81 years

    Mr Duglas’ son abroad

    (35)

    1815

    Jan.

    2

    Capt John Lewis’ infant a few days old

    13

    Capt. Robert Roberts’ Son aged 6 years

    Feb.

    6

    Elnathan Holmes aged 80560 years

    7

    Capt. Eliphalet561 Holbrook aged 70 years

    23

    Samuel Sherman aged 92 years

    26

    Calvin Crombie aged 42562 years

    March

    6

    Daniel Nicholson aged 19 years

    Daniel Foster’s wife aged about 50

    21st

    Capt Thomas Washburn’s child aged 1 year & 18 months

    25

    Capt Wm Davis’ child aged 8 months

    April

    2

    Capt James Howard’s infant child aged a fortnight

    11

    Infant child of Josiah Morton Jun aged 4 weeks

    18

    Capt Jeremiah Holbrook aged 35

    24

    Levi Morton’s Wife aged

    [206] 1815 Record of Deaths continued

    April

    27

    William Watson Esqr. aged 85 years

    May.

    1st

    Capt. Nathl Carver aged 74 brought from the town of Carver

    5

    The Wid. of Jeremiah Holmes deceased aged 83

    7

    Harriot Witherell aged 23563

    25

    Margaret Paty aged 74

    June

    Wm Richmond aged about 25

    19

    Robert Dunham’s wife aged 66

    July

    3d

    Kate (a black woman) wife of America Pierce

    24

    John Treble’s wife aged 30

    26

    James Treble’s wife aged 30

    Sept.

    1st

    Wid. Susanna Churchill aged 88

    5

    Wid. Hannah Hedge aged 72

    Oct.

    7

    A child of Joseph Cooper Jun aged one year

    10

    Capt Atwood Drew’s child aged 9 months

    12

    Polly Burbank daughter of Ezra B. aged 22 years

    20

    Benja Harlow aged 35

    25

    Infant child of Henry Howland aged 2 weeks

    Wid. Hannah Cuffs aged 75

    Edward Nichols died at sea Augt 1815

    Nov.

    2

    Benja Drew’s Son (deranged 15 years) aged 36

    3

    Wid. Howard aged more than 60

    4

    Dean Drew’s wife aged 63

    Caleb Finney’s wife aged 38

    5

    Wid. Mercy Bates aged more than 70

    12

    Wid. Hannah Barnes aged 77

    Desire Drew daughter of Benja aged 38

    24

    Isaac Jackson’s wife aged 71

    Steven Rogers lost at sea

    Dec.

    3

    Wid. Shurtliff, Ellriver,564 aged 73

    Dec.

    23

    Ezra Burbank’s son aged 19

    Dec.

    27

    Lydia Goodwin wife of Wm Goodwin aged 52

    [Whole number 46]565 [207]

    1816

    Jan.

    4

    Joseph Treble Jun’s child aged 18 months

    5

    Daniel Goddard’s child aged six months

    6

    Moses Webster’s wife aged 27

    10

    Lemuel Stevens’ infant child 3 days old

    13

    Lemuel Robbins Jun’s child aged 18 months

    16

    Capt. Ezra Finney’s child aged 15 months

    23

    Rebecca Gray’s child aged 18 months

    Feb.

    .14

    Wid. Holmes mother of Nathl aged about 80

    Capt Truman Bartlett’s infant aged 3 weeks

    16

    Davis Paine’s child aged two years

    March

    5

    Silas Dunham aged 87 years

    6

    A child of Cynthia a woman of colour aged 9 months months

    19

    Capt Daniel Jackson’s infant child aged 1 month

    22

    Wid. Bethiah Holbrook’s child aged 14 months

    29

    George Adams’ child aged 18 months

    April

    3d

    Josiah Sturdevant’s child aged 4 months

    7

    Thomas Spear’s child aged 3 years

    9

    Thomas Macklathlin’s child aged 8 years

    20

    Joseph Whiting’s daughter aged 11 years

    23

    Silas Dunham’s widow aged 84 years

    May.

    1

    Capt. Southward Shaw’s child aged 3 years566

    23

    Thomas Spear’s child aged 7 years

    June

    16

    Capt Chales Marcy’s wife aged 25 years

    June

    28

    Isaac Le Baron Jun’s child aged 20 months

    July

    6

    Michael Hodge Esqr aged 36567 years

    17

    Sylvanus Bramhall’s child aged one year

    Augt

    2

    Capt. N. Ellis aged about 50 years

    14568

    Rebecca Stevenson aged about 50

    15

    Saml Alexander’s child aged 20 months

    [208] 1816 Record of Deaths continued

    Sept.

    29

    Benja Holmes’ child aged 16 months

    Oct.

    2

    Ephraim Bradford’s child aged 22569 months.

    Oct.

    10

    James Reed Jun’s child aged 20 months

    16

    John Lanman (from the poor house) aged about 50570

    17571

    Nathan Churchell’s child aged 4½years

    18

    Barnabas Hedge’s infant child aged 3 months

    22

    a child of Wm Stevens Jun aged 15 months

    Nov.

    10

    Patience C. Turner daughter of Capt. L. T. aged 15 yrs

    Nov.

    29

    a child of Joseph Barnes Jun aged 20 months

    Dec.

    7

    Joseph Mercy’s wife aged 25 years

    10

    William Coye aged 67 years

    19

    A child of Barnabas Hedge Jun aged 13 months

    21

    Dauphin a man of colour aged about 40 years

    26

    Josiah Cotton Jun’s wife age about 50 years

    Josiah Morton’s Son died in Martinico

    (whole number 44)

    1817

    Jany

    24

    Timothy Goodwin aged 70 years

    25

    Meriah Jackson aged 37 years

    Feb.

    1

    Wid. M. Morton wife of Ichabud M. deceased aged 80

    13

    George Harlow’s child aged 8 months

    17

    Matilda Fuller aged 18 years

    March

    2d

    Nathl Bartlett aged 50 (from the Alms house)

    3d

    An infant of Saml Holmes Jun572 few hours old

    8

    Joseph Marcey died in Boston aged 26 years

    12

    Abigail Morton aged 21 years

    Elkanah Barnes son of Corban died at Carolina aged 17

    25

    Benja M. Watson’s child aged 11 months

    27

    John Otis aged 74

    30

    John Treble’s Son aged 9 years

    Winslow Watson aged 30 years died at sea

    April

    10

    John Rogers aged573 70574 years [209]

    April

    12

    Ichabud Holmes aged 93 years

    13

    Josiah Waterman aged 84575 years

    27

    Ephraim Bradford’s wife aged 33

    June

    10

    Sophia Gordon wife of Lieut Wm L. Gordon of the U. S Navy

    Capt. Southwick child aged 3 years

    July

    4

    Steven Vey (a servant in James Warrens family) aged 21 years

    30

    Jacob Morton’s child aged 1 year

    Augt

    2

    Wid. Sally Holmes aged 30

    10

    William Churchill aged 21 years

    22

    William White’s child Son aged 6 years

    27

    The wife of Benja Bramhall Jun aged 20 years

    28

    Lydia Jones aged 80 years (from the alms house)

    Sept.

    2

    James Treble’s child aged 10 months

    5

    Daniel Gale’s Wife aged 18 years

    William Clark aged 78

    Capt. Nathl Spooner Jun aged 33 died on his passage from the

    Cape of Good Hope to Calcutta

    24

    Steven Rogers’ child aged 18 months

    26

    Capt George Simmonds child aged two years

    Capt Ellis Brewster died on his passage from N. Orleans aged 45

    Oct.

    2

    Lemuel Simmonds’ wife aged 70

    Oct.

    7

    Sally Harlow daughter of Nathl H. aged 17 years (of the 3d parish)

    11

    Barnabas Holmes 3d aged 44 (at the alms house)

    17

    Capt. Atwood Drew’s child aged 18 months

    26

    A child of Capt Wm Holmes Jun aged 18 months

    Nov.

    2576

    Capt. Wm Stevens Jun’s infant child aged 5 weeks

    Capt Thomas577 Pope’s child aged 18 months

    Nov.

    9

    Lydia Tinkham (at the alms house) aged more than 90 years

    14

    Lewis Morton’s child aged 6 years

    16

    Leonard578 Snow’s infant aged 1 week

    18

    Lydia Shaw aged 51

    Cornelius Jackson aged 32 died at Guadaloupe

    Nov.

    20

    The Wife of Nathl Clark Jun aged 55

    Dec.

    18

    George Savery’s child aged 6 years

    Dec.

    30

    Capt. Ezra Finney’s child daughter aged 6 years

    31

    Barnabas Dunham’s wife aged 80579 years from alms house

    46580 belonging to this society

    [210] Record of Deaths continued

    1818

    Jany

    28

    Lucy Goodwin widow of late Tim. Goodwin aged 70

    Feby

    2

    John Treble’s child aged 4 years581

    Feb.

    Elizabeth Spooner wife of Dean S. aged 81 years

    March

    13

    Lydia Burbank wife of Ezra B. aged 60 years

    10

    Saml Lanman’s child aged 6 years

    22

    Dean Ephraim Spooner aged 83 years a man greatly beloved because an excellent spirit was in him

    April

    3

    Bartlett Bradford’s child aged 15 months

    April

    20

    Capt. David Cornish’s child aged 4 years

    Freeman Bartlett Jun. died at Calcutta Nov. 1, 1817

    May

    4

    Capt. Finney Leach’s child aged 9 weeks

    May

    21

    Nathl Johnson of Rochester aged 64 years

    Capt. Ansel Hohnes died 19 May at Stonington Con.

    Calvin Cooper died at Martinico

    June

    3

    Saml Alexander’s child aged 15 months

    July

    4

    George Harlow’s child aged 7 months

    Augt

    1

    Capt. Geo. Drew’s child aged 16 months

    Augt

    8

    Charles Jackson aged 48 years

    18

    Mary Whiting aged 19 years

    28

    Samuel Holmes aged 55 years

    Sept.

    3

    Caleb Rider’s child aged 4 weeks

    11

    Samuel Rickard Jun aged 23 years drowned in the harbor

    Sept.

    26

    Joseph Sturtevant’s child aged 4 weeks

    Oct.

    4

    Charles Churchill Jun. aged 21 years

    Oct.

    15

    Lucy Jackson wid. of Charles J. aged 51

    19

    Capt. Finney Leach’s child aged 2 years

    21

    Capt. Ewd. Morton’s child aged 5 years

    Nov.

    8

    Samuel Sherman aged 64 years

    14

    Wid. Joanna Morton aged 85 years

    23

    James G. Gleason’s wife aged 19 years

    Nov.

    30

    George Morton aged 59 years Sexton 15 years

    Dec.

    1

    Bartlett Ellis’ Wife aged 21 years

    [211] 1818

    Dec.

    8

    Capt David Cornish’s daughter aged 11 years

    16

    an infant child of James Bartlett’s Jun. age six weeks

    18

    Samuel Dixon aged 38 years (33)

    1819

    Jan.

    2

    Eben Rose (a man of colour) from the alms house aged 102

    years & 8 months

    9

    Barnabas Holmes’ wife aged 62

    11

    Capt Seth Paty’s child aged 3 months

    12

    Alden Lucas’ child aged 2 years

    13

    Ephraim Everson aged 46 years

    Col. John B. Thomas’ daughter aged 4 years

    Barnabas Hedge Jun aged 27

    died Dec. 1818 in Martinico from the Bark Hannah of wh they were both mates

    Enock Randall aged 28

    Feb.

    10

    Wm Cobb’s child aged two years (Mr Torrey’s society)

    12

    Wm Nye’s daughter aged six years

    14

    Ebenzcr Mitchell’s wife aged 50 years

    14

    John Douglas aged 56 years

    Charles Churchell’s son aged 17 years died at N. Orleans Dec, 22 1818

    19

    Jabese Burgess aged 23 years died on his passage from Madeira a few days before his arrival

    22

    Barnabas Dunham Jun aged 45 years

    March

    1

    Steven Thomas’ wife aged 33

    March

    8

    Major General Nathaniel Goodwin aged 70 years

    13

    Dean Wm P. Ripley’s daughter aged 6 years

    26

    Sylvia a young woman of color aged about 18582

    April

    1

    Henry Caswell aged 30

    3

    Phillis a woman of color from the alms house supposed to be 90 years old

    10

    Thomas Goodwin aged 62

    19

    Josiah Cotton Esqr aged 72

    27

    Chandler Burges’ infant child aged 5 weeks

    May

    1

    Capt Ezra Finney’s child aged 2 years

    Alexander Ripley’s infant aged 8 days

    5

    Torrence aged 64 years

    11

    Wid. Evertson’s child aged 4 months

    The last week in May

    Richmond daughter of Wid. Richmond

    [212] 1819 Record of deaths continued

    July

    6

    Joseph Sturdevant aged 35 years

    Capt. Thomas J. Cotton aged 34 years Died at the Havannah June 9th

    July

    10

    George Holmes aged 77 years

    11

    Plato a negro man aged more than 75

    28

    Meriah Babb wid. aged 70 years

    Augt

    23

    Abigail Holmes aged 60 years

    Augt583

    30

    Dr Caleb Boutelle aged 35

    Sept.

    13

    The wid584 Sally Holmes’ child aged 15 months

    The infant child of Charles Churchell Jun aged 6 weeks

    Oct.

    1

    Benja Robbins’ child aged 15 months

    5

    Sylvanus Holmes’ wife aged 70 years

    21

    Barnabas Dunam aged 80 years

    Churchell aged 22 died in the hospital Baltamore

    Nov.

    2

    Ann Jackson (widow of Cornelius deceased) aged 28

    Charles Spooner died Oct. 12 at N. Orleans aged 20

    John Bartlett died Oct. 23 at Norfolk aged 26

    Dec.

    6

    Mary Bishop Crandon (daughter of Benja) aged 16585

    Dec.

    15

    Capt William Sturdevant aged 58 years

    Dec.

    20

    The wife of Capt John Burgis aged

    23

    Isaac Le Baron aged 76 years

    24

    The wife of Benja Wesgate586 aged 27 and her infant a few hours old

    The infant child of Capt John Russell aged 5 days

    (52) [213]

    1820

    Jany

    5

    The wife of Thomas Faunce aged 68 years

    6

    Lazarus Harlow aged 66 years (died at the alms house)

    12

    Infant child of Bartlett Faunce a few days old (supposed to belong to Mr Torry society)

    14

    David Drew’s child aged 5 months

    22

    Steven Rogers child infant aged six weeks

    26

    The wife of Sylvanus Howes aged 83 years

    Feb.

    1

    The Wid. Hannah Leonard aged 76 years

    5

    Sylvanus Howes aged 83 years

    March

    25

    Sally Crandon daughter of Benja C. aged 20587

    Capt Seth Paty lost at Sea March 15 aged 33

    April

    11

    Lydia Bramhall aged 32

    12

    Daniel. Churchill’s child aged 9 months

    Henry Briggs lost on his passage from Havannah in Jany (not an inhabitant)

    Wid. Nichols’ child aged 6 years

    May

    28

    John Polden aged 28 years

    June

    27

    Capt Wm Weston in his ninetieth year

    28

    Wid. Abigail Sylvester aged 89 years

    George Keen died at the Havanna in May aged about 30

    Capt Wm Brown died at Port au Prince June 17 aged 32588

    July

    7

    Capt Thos. Pope age about 50

    17

    Wid. Elizbeth Brewster aged 89 years

    Augt

    27

    The Wife of Jonathan Tufts aged 55

    Sept.

    20

    Daughter of the widow of Ansel Holmes aged 5 years

    23

    Bradford Barnes’ child aged 8 months

    29

    Capt. Joseph Cooper Jun’s wife aged 27

    30

    James Haskins aged 50589 years

    Oct.

    14

    Wm Stevens’ child, aged two years

    15

    Sally Cotton daughter of Josiah aged 18 years

    22

    Capt. Richard Holmes aged 76 years

    26

    Lydia W. Holmes daughter of Barnabas Holmes Jun. aged 27

    Nov.

    3

    Betsey Russell aged 30 years

    7

    Isaac Banks’ child aged two years

    12

    Barnabas Holmes aged 76

    13

    Priscilla Holmes aged 86 years

    26

    Bethiah Rogers aged 86 years in Mr Jas. Warren’s family

    Zacheus Kempton’s wife aged 25 years

    Dec.

    4

    John Goodin’s Son aged 5 years

    6

    Wid. Fish aged 84 years from the alms house

    8

    Elisha Lanman’s child aged 10 months

    [214] 1820 Continued

    Dec.

    13

    John B. Chandler’s Child’s aged 7590 months

    Dec.

    15

    John Goodin’s infant aged a few hours

    Dec.

    22

    Sylvanus Holmes aged 77 years

    Benjamin Drew aged 85 years

    Capt. Finney Leach’s child aged 5 years

    Dec.

    28

    The Wife of Lemuel Morton Jun aged 30

    29

    John B. Chandler’s child aged 7 years

    30

    Samuel W. Bagnell’s wife aged 32 years

    (46)

    1821

    Jany

    4

    Abigail Leonard wife of Wm Leonard aged 46 years

    Jany

    10

    Honble Joshua Thomas Judge of Probate for the county for 29 years aged 70 years

    Jany

    13

    John B. Chandler’s daughter aged 5 years being his third child that has died within five weeks

    Jany

    17

    Capt John Paty aged 64 years

    Jany

    19

    Jonathan Tufts aged 74 years

    Jan.

    14

    Isaac E. Cobb age 31 died on his passage from Charleston

    Jany

    27

    Deafear a black woman wife of Cato aged about 75

    Feb.

    1

    William Spooner’s infant child aged 2 weeks

    March

    5

    Capt. Joseph Bartletts wife aged 55 years

    March

    10

    Bartlett Bradford aged 35

    April

    3

    Benjamin Rickard aged 65 years

    April

    10

    Joseph Drew (suicide) aged 32

    April

    26

    The wife of Rickard of Ell River aged 77

    April

    29

    Wid. Lydia Mason aged 86 years

    30

    Wid. Abigail Washburn aged 58591

    May

    5

    Eliphalet Bayley aged 62 years

    May

    21

    Benja Robbins’ child aged 16 months

    22

    Thomas Holmes aged 49 years

    June

    5

    Lemuel Brown’s wife aged 50 years

    July

    13592

    John Dixon aged 45 years

    July

    5

    John Treble’s Son aged 10 years [215]

    Augt

    3

    Capt Bartlett Sears aged 45 years

    5

    James Warren aged 64 years

    17

    A child of Mrs. Andrews aged 7 months

    25

    Ichabud Shaw aged 87 years

    28

    Elizabeth Cobb wid. of late Isaac Cobb aged 24 yrs

    Sept.

    11

    Job Brewster aged 57 years

    21

    Capt. Geo. Drew’s son aged 7 years

    22

    Saml W. Bagnall’s infant child aged 9 months

    26

    A child of Daniel Goddard Jun aged 16 months

    Oct.

    2

    Nathanl C. Lanman’s child aged

    21

    Steven a Dane at Mrs Pope’s aged about 50

    25

    Capt Nathl Ripley aged 79593 years

    26

    Isaac Lucas’s child aged 14 months

    28

    Wid. Susan Sampson’s child aged 2½ years

    Nov.

    10

    Wid. Sarah Bradford aged 67 years

    Woodworth Jackson aged 45 years

    Dec.

    5

    Capt. Steven Churchill’s wife aged 77

    8

    Relyance Morton594 from the poor house aged more than 80 years

    21

    Col. John Torrey aged 67 years

    22

    James Reed Jun’s child aged 11 months

    Dr William Goodwin died at the Havannah Dec. 15 aged 38 years 43

    1822

    Jany

    2

    Jonas Sturtevant aged 45 years

    March

    17

    Charles Maxim’s wife aged 34 years

    19

    George Raymond’s son aged 16 years

    April

    15595

    James Bartlett Jun’s Son aged 3 years

    16

    Widow Farmer from the poor house aged 74

    25

    Mary Goddard aged 77

    May

    7

    Charles Dyer aged 46

    May

    30

    Moses Hoit’s child aged 2 years

    June

    16

    Job Cobb aged 43 years

    Augt

    4

    Joseph Avery aged 42 years (in consequence of a fall from his house)

    Mumford drowned in the bay

    Oct.

    21

    Thomas O. Shea a resident aged 27 [216]

    Nov.

    22

    Joanna Cotton aged 62 years

    25

    Thomas Goodwin aged 47 years

    Dec.

    7

    Wid. Rich’s Son aged 5 years

    14

    Capt Richard Pope’s infant aged 5 days

    16

    Ellis Barnes daughter aged 4 years

    17

    George Virgin’s infant a fortnight old

    Capt John Virgin aged 30 years died on his passage from St Ubes 20th of Oct.

    19

    The Wife of Dea. Wm P. Ripley aged 30 years

    23

    Wm Rogers Jun. aged 27 years

    Peabody Bartlett Jun died at Martinico Nov. aged 22

    (Whole number 22)

    1823

    Jany

    12

    Thomas Goodwin’s child aged

    20

    Benja M. Watson’s child aged 9 months

    Feb.

    10

    David Holmes aged 73

    18596

    Eleazer Morton’s wife aged 63

    March

    3

    Wid. Sarah Harlow aged 81597 years

    10

    Capt. Ephraim Finney’s child aged 4 months

    April

    3

    Wm S. Burbank’s child aged one year

    17

    Joseph Maxim’s infant aged one week

    29

    Violet a woman of colour aged 72

    Thomas Goodwin’s child a daughter aged 3 years

    May

    10

    Capt. Atwood Drew aged 43 years

    15

    Phebe Rider aged 64 years

    June

    2

    Steven Faunce’s child aged 2 years & 4 months not of this Parish

    3

    Eleazer Morton aged 71 years

    4

    Capt. Geo. Washburn’s wife aged 31 years

    14

    Clement Bates’ wife aged 30 years

    George Rogers died at sea

    Augt

    4

    Ezekiel Maxim died in prison belonging to Carver

    Sept.

    3

    Wid. Ann Boutelle’s daughter aged 6 years

    13

    Ruth Nelson aged 64 years

    15

    Capt Josiah Carver’s Son aged 3 years (3d parish)

    Oct.

    3

    Nathl Carver Jun aged 35 years

    7

    Anna Thomas aged about 65 years

    Nov.

    8

    Samuel Sampson aged 35

    9

    Samuel Drew aged 74

    Nov.

    22

    Priscilla Leonard aged 27

    Dec.

    21

    Lemul Barnes aged 35

    Dec.

    Charles Raymond’s child aged 2 years (24) [217598]

    1824

    Jany

    25

    Wid. Jane Davie aged 76 years

    Feb.

    George Bramhall’s daughter aged 21 years (Ell River)

    John Adams Spooner lost at Sea Nov. 1823 aged 27

    March

    9

    John Treble’s child aged 3 years

    17

    Sylvanus Sturtevant aged 60 years

    March

    28

    Capt. William Davis aged 41599

    Mercy Dillard wife of M Dillard aged 47

    April

    6

    John Torrey aged 34 (suicide)

    May

    1

    Col. John B. Thomas’s son aged 5½ years

    4

    Barnabas Lucas aged 66600 years

    9

    Wid. Mary Barnes aged 83 years

    Capt. Lothrop Turner Jun. aged 33 died at Havanna

    June

    17

    John Morton’s child aged 14 months

    26

    Priscilla Burbank aged 85 years

    July

    1601

    Hosea Churchill’s child aged 6 months

    July

    12

    Lazarus Harlow’s wife aged 53 years

    15

    Robert Dunham aged 80 years

    24

    Priscilla Shaw, aged 83

    28

    Rachel Turner602 wid. of Platon603

    31

    Edward Taylor Cooper’s child aged 6 months

    Sept.

    1

    A child of the wid. of Nathl Caver604 Jun. aged 13 months

    4605

    Thomas Morton aged 77 years

    7

    Steven Churchill aged 82 years

    Nov.

    25

    Zaccheus Barns’ infant child606 a few hours old

    Dec.

    2

    Christiana Treble aged 19 years

    Wm Kyes aged 23 died at N. Orleans Nov. 16 (26)

    1825

    Jany

    10

    Lewis Weston’s daughter aged 8 years

    22

    Lewis Weston aged 45 years

    30

    Henry Hollis’ child (daughter) aged 3 years

    Feb.

    4

    John Torrey Jackson son of Woodworth J. deceased aged 10 years

    Feb.

    10

    Ruth Goodwin aged 80 years

    Feb.

    18

    W. Keen aged 70 years

    22

    Geo. Thrasher’s son’s wife on the way to Sandwich

    27

    Spinks Bagnall aged 58 years

    [218] 1825 Record of Deaths

    March

    1

    Wm Morton’s Wife (of Ell River) aged 65

    March

    4

    Benja Clarke’s wife aged 74

    April

    3d

    John B. Chandler’s child aged 20 months

    15

    David Drew aged 45

    May

    24

    Spence607 Thomas from the alms house aged 42

    24

    Dean Lemuel Drew aged 80 years a man whose God was his trust from his youth up

    25

    Thomas Covington’s wife aged 65 years

    June

    10608

    Lydia Churchill widow of late Barnabas Churchill aged 65 years

    27

    Lazarus Harlow aged 68

    a child of Capt George Simmonds aged 9 months

    July

    12

    Oliver Weston’s child aged 2½ years

    14

    Alden Lucas’ child aged 18 months

    17

    William Goodwin aged 69 years

    Samuel Bartlett died in Feb. at N. Orleans aged 25 years

    Capt. Craton609 & Sylvanus Bramhall Jun lost at sea 29 May

    29

    David Bradford’s child aged 19 months

    Steven Thomas’ child aged 19 months

    Augt

    1st

    Ichabud Harlow’s child aged 2 years

    2

    Nathl Holmes aged 78 years

    James Bartlett Jun’s son aged 10 months

    7

    Elkanah Barnes’ child aged 2 years

    10

    Steven Thomas’ Son aged 3 years

    28

    Isaac Cole’s Son aged 17 years

    30

    Child of Wm Barnes 3d aged 18 months

    A Son of James Reed aged 23 died at Guadaloupe July

    Sept.

    13

    Sylvanus Rogers’ child aged 2 years

    14

    Capt. Joseph Churchill son aged 5 years

    23

    2 infants twins of Moses Hoit aged only a few days

    19

    Wm Polden’s child aged 18 months

    17

    Capt. Ephraim Hawskins child aged610 18 months [219] 1825

    Sept.

    24

    Charles Raymond aged 26611 years

    John612 Gooding’s infant child aged 1 year

    26

    John Bourbank aged 52613 years

    Oct.

    8614

    Isaac C. Churchill’s child aged 1 year

    11

    Wid. Lydia Davie aged 79 years

    Charles Rogers aged 50 years

    Isaac Barnes Jun’s child aged 18 months

    13

    Wid. Hannah Sherman aged 77

    18

    Son of Ellis Holmes Jun aged 3 years

    Richard Holmes aged 59 years

    wid. of Charles Ramonds’ child aged 18 months

    20

    Wid. Sarah Simmonds aged 73615

    24

    Capt Thomas Covington aged 77

    28

    Madam Phebe Watson aged 86

    Nov.

    5

    James Morton’s son aged 7 years

    6

    Capt Gideon Holbrook’s child aged 10 months

    11

    Charles Bramhall’s child aged 18 months

    12

    Wid. Phebe Paty’s daughter’s aged 15 years

    Mr Wadsworth’s child aged 3 years

    Dec.

    1

    John Rogers aged 27 years Joseph Holmes aged 50 years

    3

    Daniel Goddard Jun’s infant a few days old

    5

    Joseph Barnes Jun’s child aged 4½ years

    6

    Zeth Thompson’s son aged 6 years

    22

    Isaac Barnes’ Jun’s infant aged 10 days

    (64) [Whole number in 26 years 1123]616

    1826

    Jany

    2

    Wid. Lydia Le Baron aged 67 years

    4

    Willard Sears aged 78 years

    5

    Wm Davis Esqr. aged 68 years

    Feb.

    1

    John Watson (at Clarke’s Island) aged 77 years

    9

    Capt617 John Paty’s widow aged 67 years

    20

    Capt Nathl Spooner aged 67 years

    March

    1st

    Wid. Sarah Roberts aged 71 years

    19

    Ebenezer Holmes aged 64 years

    Job Churchill aged 43 years

    April

    16

    A Mr Hales resident aged 54 years

    Doct. Nathaniel Lothrop’s wife aged 72

    17

    Ezra Harlow aged 84 years

    27

    Seth Washburn aged 88 years

    wid. Mehitable Smith aged 46

    [220] 1826 Record of Deaths

    May

    18

    John C. Holmes aged 26 years

    19

    Solomon Inglee aged 67 from the alms house

    June

    9

    The wid. of Isaac Le Baron aged 87 years

    10

    Philemon Robbins aged 49 years

    The wife of Benja. Barnes Jun aged 50

    11

    a child of Caleb Rider (son) aged 2½ years

    Zoeth Clark aged over 50 years

    17

    an infant child of Elkanah Barnes aged 6 weeks

    21

    a Son of the widow of Wm Rogers Jun aged 3½ years

    25

    Caleb Rider’s wife aged 29 years

    July

    9

    Libeus Howard (of Boston) aged 26 (suicide)

    11

    Capt Ellis Harlow aged about 30

    Augt

    5.9

    4 men drowned by the upsetting of a boat in the harbor one on the 5 & 3 on the 9th of the month

    Augt

    Caleb Rider’s infant aged 4 months

    Sept.

    19

    Josiah Drew Son of late Nicholas Drew aged 14 years

    23

    [wid. Cooper aged 83 years of the 3d chh.]618

    24

    Jacob Morton’s child aged 18 months

    Oct.

    2

    Capt. Saml D. Holmes’ child aged 4 years

    5

    James Morton’s child aged 10 months

    17

    Wid Barrett’s child aged 4 years

    Capt. Wm Paty’s child aged 4 years

    19

    Wid. Mary Russell aged 65 years

    Nov.

    11

    Capt. Ansel Holmes’ daughter aged 8 years

    15

    Wid. Sarah Holmes aged 60

    17

    Wid. Mary Holmes aged 70

    21

    Daniel Goddard Jun’s infant a few hours old

    22

    Capt Wm Barnes aged over 50

    23

    Wid. Jerusha Harlow’s child aged 16 months

    24

    John Goodwin’ child aged 18 months

    Nov.

    30

    2 children of Jesse Dunham 1, 2 months, the 3½ years old

    Dec.

    28

    James Reed’s wife aged more than 60 years

    (whole number of deaths 44.—4 more—strangrs, drowned in the harbor)

    [221] Continued

    1827

    Jany

    29

    Cary H. Morton aged 77 years

    Feb.

    Isaac Churchill’s infant a few hours old

    March

    1

    Samuel Sherman’s Son aged 13 years

    7

    Sylvanus Smith’s wife aged 43 years

    April

    6

    Thomas Spooner aged 53 years

    13

    Abner S. Taylor’s child aged 7 months

    25

    Thomas. Sears’ child aged 1 year

    June

    10

    Betsy M. Jackson aged 26

    15

    Capt Wm Rogers’ wife aged619 59

    19

    Capt Geo. Simmonds’ Son aged 13

    July

    7

    a child from the alms house aged 19 months

    7

    Samuel Morton aged 69 years

    July

    15

    Alexander Bliss Esqr. of Boston aged 33

    Sept.

    3

    James Morton’s child aged two months

    18

    Sarah Lanman aged 74

    19

    Jacob Morton’s infant child aged a few weeks

    14

    Sylvanus Bramhall aged 50 years

    Dec.

    28

    John Goodwin’s child daughter aged 5 years (18)

    1828

    Jany

    Drowned in Loud Pond Benja Ellis and Son

    Jany

    Capt Joseph H. Bartlett aged 34 years

    April

    15

    Rufus Churchill aged 56 years

    March

    3

    Capt. Gideon C. White died at Havannah

    16

    Edward Goodwin died at Havannah aged 25

    May

    3

    James Lanman aged 73 from the alms house

    June

    3

    wid. Bathsheba Holmes aged 86 years

    July

    6

    Henry Warren Esqr aged 64

    Sept.

    5

    Joseph Johnson aged 68

    9620

    Capt. Wm Bartlett’s child aged 3 years

    Job Brewster aged 33 years died at the straits drowned

    Oct.

    4621

    Samuel Rickard’s wife aged 63

    10622

    Steven Thomas’ child aged 3 years

    19

    Doct. Nathaniel Lothrop aged 91 years

    Nov.

    22

    Wid. Sarah Harlow aged 65 (13) 3 not of this society

    [222] Record of deaths

    1829

    Jany

    10

    Nancy Holmes daughter of Barnabas H. aged 40

    11

    Joseph Treble aged 73 years

    12623

    James Bartlett Jun’s daughter aged 3 years

    24

    James Reed Jun. aged 40624 years

    March

    7

    Josiah Cotton aged 75 years

    March

    21

    Sally Drew aged 48 years

    22

    Roland E.625 Cotton’s wife aged 18 years

    April

    19

    Ichabod Harlow aged 48 years

    May

    1

    A Mr Allen’s child aged 4 months belonging to Sudbury626

    May

    2

    Wid. Joanna Winslow aged 85 years

    25

    Wid. Mercy Robbins aged 75

    June

    6

    Judah Bartlett’s wife aged 30

    July

    11

    Samuel Davis Esqr aged 65

    Capt. Geo. Washburn (at sea) aged 38

    Hosea Churchill’s child a few months old

    Augt

    18

    Sylvanus Churchill’s child aged 6 months

    Oct.

    3

    Joshua Pratt’s wife from the alms house aged 44

    Nov.

    11

    William Drew (baptist) aged

    12

    Stevens Rogers’ child

    22

    Saml Talbut’s wife aged 31

    Dec.

    3

    Abner S. Taylor’s child aged 8 months

    Dec.

    26627

    Wid. Nancy Harlow aged 79 years

    [20 belonging to the Soc.]628 and 2 others

    1830

    Feb.

    4

    Cornelius Cobb aged 82 years

    6

    Wid. Betsey Bartlett aged 52 years

    March

    16

    Capt. Nathl Sylvester aged 60

    March

    30

    Abner Sylvester’s child aged 8 months

    April

    7

    Wid. Martha Holmes aged 58 years

    June

    3

    Esther Holmes aged 20

    4

    Beza Hayward Esqr. aged 77

    11

    A child of Thomas Goodwin aged under one year (belong to the baptist)

    Alden Lucas’ wife aged 53

    Capt. Joseph Cooper Jun. aged (died in South America)

    July

    26

    Jabez Churchill’s wife aged 63

    Augt

    27

    John Clark’s child aged 13 months

    Oct.

    10

    Ruth Crandon aged 37629 years

    Dec.

    11

    Isaac Jackson aged 87 years [13]630 1 of the bap. Soc.

    [223] Continued

    1831

    Jany

    10

    Wm Z. Ripley’s child aged 14 months (of the Univer. Soc.)

    17

    A Sea-faring man by the name of H. Cramm died on board a vessel by sickness

    21

    Wid. Torrence aged 79 years

    24

    Isaac Cole’s wife aged 40

    March

    7

    Col. Blaney Bates aged 46

    26

    Widow Standish aged 63

    31

    Ezra Burbank aged 68

    April

    25

    Barnabas Otis’ wife aged 77631 (in consequence of falling into the fire)

    Sept.

    Benjamin P. Bartlett aged 24 died in N. Y. supposed to have fallen in his sleep from his chamber window

    Sept.

    25

    A child of Jesse Dunham aged 4 years burnt by her clothes taking fire

    Oct.

    6

    Capt Chandler Holmes Jun son of Chandler Holmes not of the Parish

    Nov.

    17632

    William Spooner aged 38 years

    Dec.

    5

    James Morton aged 43 years633

    Dec.

    24

    Pompey African servant of the late General N. Goodwin supposed to be 80 years old

    Dec.

    13

    Melvin Bailey’s daughter aged 6 years (in consequence of her clothes taking fire)

    [10 whole number belonging to the Society]634

    1832

    Feb.

    2

    Roselia Barnes daughter of Joseph Barnes Jun. aged 22 years

    [member of Mr. Warren’s Chh.]635

    April

    4

    Capt George Rogers’ child aged 3 years

    7

    Mary Ann Goodwin aged 26 years

    21

    Capt. Geo. Rogers’ second & only child aged 13 months

    28

    Thomas Faunce aged about 92 years

    May

    Wm Hustin’s wife aged about 73

    June

    23

    Joanna Burbank aged 88 died at the alms house

    Wm Nickerson’s child aged 3 months (not of this Soc.)

    Augt

    10

    Mr Whittim’s child aged 5 years (English people)

    Augt

    15

    Ichabud Barstow’s wife aged 36 years

    Augt

    26

    George Harlow’s child aged 9 months (not of this Society)

    [224] 1832 Record of Deaths

    Sept.

    12

    Mercy Ann Russell aged 23 years

    Sept.

    12

    Steven Thomas’ child aged 1 year

    Oct.

    29

    Clement Bates’ child aged 2 years (Univer. Soc.)

    Nov.

    8

    Jane Sturtevant aged 38 years

    Dec.

    6

    Thomas Sears’ child aged 5 years

    Dec.

    26

    Capt. Zaccheus Barnes aged 33 years

    (Whole number belonging to this Socy 12 — 5 not of this Society)

    1833

    Jany

    15

    Wid. Betsey Johnson aged 63 years

    March

    27

    Lettuce (A colored woman) aged 60 years from the poor house

    March

    Mr Talbut’s infant a few hours old

    March

    29

    Saml Sherman’s son aged 5 years

    May

    7th

    Isaac Sampson aged 42 years

    13

    Albert Harlow aged 26 years

    24

    Wid. Rebecca Russell aged 73 years

    July

    7

    Sarah Sturtevant aged 34 years

    July

    Henry Harlow aged 52

    July

    30

    Benja Pierce aged 58 (not of this Society)

    Augt

    1

    Nancy Stevens, daughter of Wm Stevens Jun aged 24636

    Augt

    10

    Rufus Churchill’s 2d infant child the 2d twin — both dead the last 14 days old637

    11

    Ansel H. Harlow’s wife aged 20 years (not of this parish)

    16

    Elkanah Barnes’ child aged 14 months

    Sept.

    Francis J. Russell aged 22 died in Boston

    Sept.

    18

    Jesse Dunham aged 54 years

    29

    George Bartlett aged 80 years

    Nathl C. Lanman’s child aged 15 months

    Oct.

    13

    Dr. Charles Cotton’s child aged 4 years & six months

    24

    James Bartlett Jun’s child aged 4 years (not of this Parish)

    Nov.

    21

    Schylyer Sampson’s child aged 15 months [not of this Soc.]638

    Dec.

    11

    Lemuel Simmonds aged 85 years

    Son of wid. Elizabeth Sampson aged years

    Augustus Bartlett son of Capt Joseph Bartlett died at Philadelphia aged 22

    [Whole number belonging to this Society 20. 5 not of the Soc.]639

    [225] Continued

    1834

    Jany

    1

    Daughter of Nathl Russell Jun aged 3½ years

    12

    Daughter of Nathl Lanman aged 5½ years

    16

    Isaac Banks’ wife aged 50640

    18

    Hannah Witherell aged 94 years

    19

    Capt Saml C. Holmes’ child aged 20 months

    26

    Benja Bagnal’s child a daughter aged 4 years & 8 months

    Feb.

    1

    Clement Bates’ child aged 8 months (Universalist Soc.)

    4

    Ephraim Holmes’s child aged (Universalist’s Soc.)

    16

    Sylvester Davie aged 29 years

    19

    Ansel Holmes Jun’s child aged 14 months [Universalist]641

    March

    13

    Ann Hinckley Nye daughter of Wm N. aged 19

    July

    3

    Bethiah Johnson aged 80 years

    July

    9

    The wife of Benja Bagnall Jun aged 19 years

    July

    17

    The wife of Peabody Bartlett aged 61 years

    Augt

    30

    Mr Brailey’s infant child aged 4 months

    Oct.

    2

    Zephaniah Bradford’s child aged 11 months [not of this Society]642

    Oct.

    7

    Lewis Bartlett’s child aged 2 weeks [of the Universalist Soc]643

    Oct.

    10

    Wm Nicholson’s child aged 9 months [not of this Soc.]644

    Oct.

    14

    Jonathan Kimbal’s child aged 3 years [not of this Society]645

    Oct.

    15

    Simeon Dike’s daughter aged 9 years

    Oct.

    17

    Charles Sever aged 35

    Oct.

    29

    Jonathan Kimbal’s daughter aged 5 years [not of this Soc.]646

    Nov.

    11

    Joseph Churchill’s child aged 2 years [not of this Soc.]647

    Dec.

    10

    Thomas Savery Jun aged 24 years

    Dec.

    21

    Wm C. Green’s child aged 17 months

    22

    Wid. Sally Leonard aged 67 years

    24

    Wm Heustins aged 79 years

    [Whole number belonging to this Socy 17. 9 not of this Society]648

    1835

    Jany

    21

    Mary649 Jackson aged 97 years

    March

    2d

    Lemuel Simmond’s Wife aged 42 years

    3d

    Capt. Amasa Bartlett aged 72 years

    4

    Capt. Joseph Bartlett aged 73 years

    11

    Henry H. Eddy’s child aged 22 months

    22

    Lucia R. Somes wife of Thomas S. Boston aged 47 years

    [226] 1835 Record of Deaths

    June

    25

    Rebecca Barnes aged 68650 years

    The wife of Wm B. Cooper aged more than 20651 years

    July

    16

    James Tribble aged 50 years

    17

    The Wife of Benja Crandon aged 67 years

    Sept.

    6

    Lucy Turner daughter of David T. aged 19 years

    17

    Wid. Sally Rogers aged 62 years

    21

    Daughter of Capt. S. D. Holmes aged 11 years

    Oct.

    31

    Corban Barnes aged 74 years

    Benja M. Watson aged 64 died at Fairfield Conn.

    Dec.

    5

    Ann Boutelle aged 16 years

    Dec.

    25

    Dr. Zaccheus Bartlett aged 70 years

    [Whole number of deaths 17]652

    1836

    Jany

    9

    Widow Sarah Holmes’aged 55 years

    Jany

    27

    Ellis Barnes’ child aged 2 years [Universt Soc]653

    March

    James Bradford654 aged 45 [Universalist Socy]655

    March

    22

    Thomas Son of Thomas Hedge aged 6 years

    April

    22

    Wid. of Wm Barnes aged 59 years Daughter of Joseph Barnes Jun aged 6 years

    June

    1

    Wife of Maj. Wm Jackson aged 71

    July

    9

    Rev. Hersey B. Goodwin of Concord aged 31 years

    17

    Mercy Bartlett aged 51 years

    31

    John Raymond’s child aged 6 months [not of this Soc.]656

    Oct.

    21

    Wid. Nancy Barnes aged 38 years

    Nov.

    1

    Nehemiah Savery’s grandchild aged 7 months

    Whole number of deaths in the first Parish 1836–8

    1837

    Jany

    5

    Wid. Elizabeth Douglass aged 71

    Samuel Barrows aged 57 from alms house

    Capt Saml C. Davie aged 40 died at the Island St Thomas Dec. 30 1837

    Feb.

    8th

    Widow Lydia Churchill aged 90 years

    March

    2657

    Mercy Russell aged 50 years

    Do

    20

    Barnabas Holmes aged 82 years

    Do

    12

    Edwin R. Cotton’s coloured girl aged 17 years

    [227] 1837 continued

    March

    22

    Phineas Wells’ child aged one year [Universalist Society658

    22

    Benjamin Bramhall’s child aged one year [universalist Soc.]659

    April

    25

    Edwin R. Cotton’s child aged 16 months

    May

    1

    Jacob H. Loud’s child aged 2 years

    May

    15

    Wm Polden aged 48 died in the alms house

    May

    16

    Wid. Susanna Turner aged 70 years

    May

    27

    Joseph Barnes Jun aged 48 years

    June

    9

    Widow Bethiah Dyer aged 87 years

    July

    7

    William H. Bradford’s daughter aged 3 years [Universalist Society]660

    July

    25

    Capt. Leml Morton’s infant child 3 weeks old

    July

    26

    Ichabud Shaw aged 67 years

    Augt

    12

    Dr. Rosseter Cotton aged 79661 years for 15 years a faithful, efficient, & exemplary Deacon of this Chh. and for more than 40 years a member of the Chh. and County Register

    Sept.

    A coloured man a foreigner buried from Caleb’s house

    17

    Capt. Barnabas Faunce’s wife aged 70

    24

    Saml Talbut’s daughter aged 9 years

    Wm Green’s child aged 3 years

    Oct.

    15

    Joshua Pratt’s infant child aged 2 weeks

    17

    Saml Rickard aged 73 years

    Geo. Cooper’s son aged 5 years

    A child from the alms house

    Nov.

    14

    John Raymond’s infant aged 6 weeks

    24

    Capt. Nathl Bradford, in the662 90th year of his age

    Dec.

    4

    Mrs Holmes aged 54 from the Alms House

    [Whole number of deaths 30 — 23 of this Society]663

    1838

    Jany

    3d

    James Reed aged 88 died in the Alms house

    Jany

    5664

    Mary widow of Peter Lanman aged 78 years

    10

    Louisa Maria wife of Roland E. Cotton aged 30 years

    18

    Lewis Weston son of Wid. L. Weston aged 16 years

    Feb.

    4

    A child of Mr. ––– Sheldon aged 3 months

    8

    Seth Drew aged 67 years died at the Alms house

    [228] 1838 Record of deaths

    Feb.

    13

    Josiah Sylvester’s child aged 18 months

    Feb.

    24

    Maria Turner wid. of Capt Lothrop Turner Jun aged 50 years

    March

    3d

    Polly Thacher sister of Dr Jas. Thacher aged 80

    March

    5th

    James Spooner aged 61 years

    March

    23

    Nathl Thomas aged 82 years

    25

    Henry Hollace aged 46 years died at Taunton & buried in Plymo

    Apr.

    22

    Samuel Tolbut’s child aged 19 months

    May665

    16

    Jacob T. Morton’s wife aged 50 years

    June

    5

    Mrs P. Holmes wife of David Holmes 2d aged 30 [of the Universalist Society]666

    6

    Wid. Lydia Bradford aged 77 years

    a child of the late Mr John Burbank Jun aged 2 years

    June

    14667

    Wid. Nancy Churchill aged 55 years of the baptist Society

    15

    Wid. Rebecca668 Bradford aged 85

    Augt

    15

    Widow Fanny Seymore aged 69 years of the baptist Society

    19

    Majr Joseph Thomas in the 84th year of age

    22

    Dr Charles Field aged 34 years

    28

    Infant child of Davis aged 2 weeks

    29

    Wid. Geo. Bartlett aged 82 years

    Sept.

    14

    Wid. Eunice669 Watson aged 72670 years

    Oct.

    7

    Wid. Edwards aged 86 years

    Nov.

    12

    Basheba Hollice aged 65 years

    In Sept

    Benja Barnes aged 92 years

    Nov.

    25

    Wm H. Robbins aged 10½ years Son of the late Dr Chandler Robbins of Boston

    Nov.

    Mary White aged 87 years

    [Whole number in this Soct 27. 4 not of this Socy671

    [229] continued

    1839

    Jany

    3d

    Lucy Ann Jones aged 3 yrs burnt at the Poor house

    Jany

    16

    Mrs Eliza S. Goodwin wife of Capt. A. Goodwin

    Jany

    28

    Joseph Barnes aged 76 years

    Feb.

    11672

    Daughter of Capt. Wm & Maria Churchill aged 8 months

    March

    8

    Benja Bagnall aged 46 years

    March

    17

    Ichabud Morton’s child aged one year

    April

    14

    Thomas B. Sherman’s child aged 8 months

    April

    28

    Thomas Caswell’s child burnt aged 1½ year

    May

    11

    Henry Flanders, aged 39 years [not of this Socty]673

    May

    31

    Capt. Solomon Davie aged 79 years

    July

    24

    A daughter of Benja Farris aged 3 years

    Augt

    Steven S. Faunces 3 mos. Ch. Baptist

    Augt

    13

    a daughter of the wid. of John Burbank Jr. aged 10 years

    Sept.

    7

    Wid. Sylvanus Sturtevant aged 78674

    Sept.

    17

    George Son of wid. James Morton aged 18 yrs

    Oct.

    13

    Thomas Savery aged 71

    Nov.

    7

    David Turner’s wife aged 29 years

    Oct.

    13

    Isaac S. Holmes 3 mos. Ch. Baptist

    Dec.

    9

    Wid. Keen aged 73 years

    16

    Wm Drew aged 60 years

    (Whole no of deaths in this Society 16 — 4 not of this Society)

    1840

    Jany

    5

    Wid. Mary D. Graton aged 41 years

    Jan.

    9th

    The wife of Abner Harlow aged 23 yrs

    Feb.

    2

    Elizabeth Ann Hayward aged 35 years

    March

    1st

    Charles Bramhall aged 44 years

    March

    29

    Bridgham Russell P.M. aged 47 years

    June

    24

    Winslow S. Quash (Colored) aged 23 years

    July

    12

    Barnabas Hedge Esqr. aged 76 years

    Augt.

    4

    Wid. of Spinks Bagnal aged 68 [baptist Society]675

    Augt.

    18

    The wife of Thos. B. Sherman aged 40676

    Augt

    30

    Capt. Rufus C. Churchill’s child aged 10 mos

    [230] 1840 Record of deaths

    Sept.

    13

    Adoniram Holmes’ wife aged 30 Yrs

    Only Son of Rev. Geo. W. Briggs aged 5 mos.

    Sept.

    16

    Wid. Patience Harlow aged 61 Years

    Sept.

    24

    Ephraim Spooner’s Son aged 3 Yrs. & 9 Months

    Oct.

    23

    Margarett J. Bartlett wife of Capt. Thos Bartlett aged677 64

    Oct.

    27

    Capt. Ezra Harlow aged 68 Years

    Nov.

    Mary Ann P. Stevenson 32

    Nov.

    10

    Thomas Jackson aged 87 years

    Dec.

    22

    Capt. James Bartlett in his 81st year

    (Whole number 19. 5 not of this Society

    1841678

    Jany

    5

    Miss Hannah White aged 93 years

    Jany

    14

    Mr Wm Caswell’s wife aged 71 years

    June

    5

    Caroline Jackson aged 48 years

    30

    Wife of Saml H. Davie aged 20 Years and their infant of two days old

    July

    26

    Catharine Wife of Nathl Russell Jun aged 34679 Yrs

    July

    27

    Wid. Patty Weston aged 79 Yrs

    Sept.

    2

    Nathan Pierce’s infant child 3 weeks old

    Sept.

    23

    Corban Barnes’ child aged 2 years Universalist Soc.

    Sept.

    28

    Wm H. Bradford’s son aged 10 years Universalist Society

    Sept.

    30

    Benjamin Crandoh aged 78 years

    Oct.

    1st680

    John Rock from the Alms House aged 75

    Oct.

    6

    Two young men who were drowned on Salthouse Beach on the 3d inst during a violent storm in wh many lives were lost on the coast & much property. The funeral of these men was attended from the Town House. The name of one was Newcome from Dennis. The other from Damarascotta, Maine

    Oct.

    31

    Wid. Lemuel Morton aged over 70 years

    [231] 1841 Continued

    Nov.

    16

    Priscilla Cotton wid. of late Dr Cotton aged 73 years

    In addition to the above the funeral of two children of was attended by Mr Briggs

    [Whole number of deaths in this Society for 1841 fourteen. Four other funerals were attended by the Pastors, not of this society]681

    1842682

    Feb.

    2d

    Capt. Stevens Turner’s daughter aged 4 Yrs & 9 mos

    Feb.683

    16

    Isaac Barnes aged 87 Years [Not of this Socty684

    Feb.685

    27

    Rebecca Bartlett daughter of Capt. Isaac B. aged 22 years & 9 months

    March

    20

    Wid. Lydia Burbank aged 72 years

    23

    Zerviah Thomas aged 52 years [of the Ch. Society]686

    28

    Wm Spooner’s wife of Boston aged 23 years

    May

    17

    Susan Thacher687 wife of Dr Jas. Thacher aged 85 years

    June

    25

    a child of Jacob Shrom aged 7 weeks

    July

    23

    a child of James Simmonds aged 2 yrs

    Augt

    17

    a child of Ephm Spooner aged 7 mos

    Augt

    29

    Nathl Goodwin’s wife aged688 73 Yrs

    Sept.

    10

    James Hall’s child aged 13 months

    Oct.

    Capt Joseph Cooper’s wife aged 70 Yrs

    Nov.

    6

    Hersey son of Jacob H. Loud aged 4 years

    Nov.

    10

    Dean Wm P. Ripley aged 63 He was a good man and an excellent spirit was in him

    Dec.

    11

    Mary W. Barnes daughter of late Capt. Z. Barnes aged 13 years

    Dec.

    19

    Sophia Brown aged 21 years

    [13 deaths whole number in the Socy] [4 not of this Socy]689

    [232] Record of deaths

    1843

    Feb.

    23

    Mercy Holmes widow of Thos. H. aged 62690

    May.

    4

    John Rock’s wid. aged 71 from alms house

    May.

    12

    Marcia W. Davie wife of Capt. Wm Davie aged 33 yrs

    July.

    3d

    William Cashwell aged 70 years

    5

    Lucy Burgess wid. of Thos. Burgess aged 35

    July

    22

    Ruth Harlow aged 28 years

    Augt

    28

    Betsey Mitchell aged 47 years

    Sept.

    5

    Wid. Mary Morton aged 88 years

    Sept.

    7

    Noah Morse’s Wife aged 62 years

    25

    Robert Bartlett aged 27691 years

    Oct.

    7

    Elizabeth White aged 23 years

    9

    Capt. Saml Doten Jun’s infant child aged 2 mos.

    11

    Charles Graton aged 19½ years

    The following persons also died in the course of the year 1843 —

    Recorded by Mr Briggs

    Mrs Lewis Bartlett aged 39

    Mrs Mary Straffin aged 72

    Mary Ellen Morton aged 10 weeks

    Isaac L. Hedge Jun aged 17

    Geo. A.692 Turner aged 22 months

    [Whole number 18]693

    1844

    Jany

    10

    The Wife of Barnabas Otis aged 59 Yrs

    Feb.

    18

    Lewis Colbun Wood aged 23 Yrs

    March

    25

    Wid. Mary Spooner aged 81 yrs

    Apr.

    15

    Mrs Deborah Drew wife of Ebenr aged 79

    May

    23

    Dr James Thacher Aged 90 Years

    June

    2d

    Mrs Lucy Nye wife of Wm Nye aged 65

    June

    16

    Capt. Wm Rogers aged 77 years

    July

    31

    Capt. Geo. Drew aged 67 years

    Augt

    4th

    Earl Douglas an elderly man suicide from insanity Infant

    child of Immanuel Thomas aged three months

    [233] 1844 Continued

    Augt

    18

    William Robbins aged 85 years

    Sylvanus Holmes’ child aged 13 mos.

    Sept.

    2d

    Twin children of Caswell694 aged 7 weeks

    Sept.

    7

    John Hawes’ child aged 9 months

    21

    Abner H. Harlow’s child aged 15 months

    29th

    Francis Paulding’s wife aged

    Oct.

    25695

    Wid. Tryphenia Hedge aged 52 years

    Oct.

    30

    Daniel Goddard aged 73 Years

    12 of this Society and 7 not of the 1st Parish

    1845

    Jany

    26

    Henry Eddy’s son aged 3 years

    Feby

    5

    Mrs Sally Kendall wife of Rev. James Kendall aged 65 Yrs

    9

    Mrs Sarah widow of John Warland formerly of Cambridge aged 84 years

    13

    Lemuel Raymond aged 48 years

    March

    7

    Jennet Townes aged 18 years

    10

    Thomas Treble’s child aged 3 years

    May

    William Brown aged 66 Yrs

    May

    26

    Ernest Lord son of Rev. Wm H. and Persia Lord aged 19 months

    June

    21

    Francis Henry Lord son of Rev. Wm H. and Persia Lord aged 4 yrs & 8 months

    July

    17

    An infant child of Saml Talbut of a few hours old Son of Jacob Jackson drowned

    Sept.

    Infant child of Benjamin Bagnal

    21

    Charles Raymond drowned in South Pond aged 17 Yrs Daughter of Jacob Jackson suddenly killed by a frightened horse aged 13 Yrs

    Oct.

    2d

    Ebenezer Spooner aged 67 years

    [15 whole number]696 12 of this Parish

    [234] Record of Deaths

    1846

    Jany

    21

    Nehemiah Savery aged 78 Yrs

    Jany

    30

    Sally Jackson widow of Thos. J. aged 68697

    March

    6698

    John B. Chandler aged 61

    Feb.

    2

    Infant child of Ansel Raymond

    May.

    9

    Ruth Burgess wife of John Burgess Senior aged about 80

    Augt

    6

    Mrs Lucretia A. Briggs wife of Rev. G. W. Briggs aged 34

    Infant child of Nathan Peirce

    Sept.

    27

    Charls Brown aged 25 yrs of Kingston

    Oct.

    4

    Capt. Joshua Standish aged 54 Yrs

    5

    Mrs Nancy E. Bramhall wife of the late Chas. Bramhall

    29

    Infant child of Joshua Standish aged 13 months

    Nov.

    1

    Wid. Esther699 Shaw aged 78 yrs

    Nov.

    26

    Capt. Thomas Paty aged 73 years

    Dec.

    5

    Infant of B. M. Watson a few days old

    March

    15

    Abby R. Cox aged 35

    22

    Child of B. H. Holmes aged 6 Mos

    Oct.

    1

    Child of Lucius Pratt aged 6 Mos

    20

    Wm C. Green aged 40

    (Whole number of funerals attended by the Pastors 18. 13 of this Society)

    1847

    Jany

    13

    Wid. Nehemiah Savery aged 75

    Capt. E. S. Turner’s daughter aged 2 Yrs

    18

    Capt. Southworth Shaw aged 71 yrs

    19

    Mrs Harriet M. Davis aged 50 yrs

    22

    Wid. Benjamin Bagnall in 90th year

    March

    30

    Barnabas Otis aged 91 Years

    Apr.

    26

    Capt Sylvanus Churchill in his 81st yr

    May

    Philander Sampson aged 35 yrs

    Augt.

    24

    Franklin Son of Capt Daniel Jackson

    [235] 1847 Continued

    Augt

    6th

    Samuel D. Holmes Jun aged 20 yrs

    8th

    Capt. Thomas Torrey aged 48 Yrs

    Sept.

    6

    Edwd. Doten’s daughter aged 7 yrs700

    10

    Francis Goddard’s Son aged 3 yrs

    12701

    Edward Doten’s daughter aged 3 yrs

    11

    Capt. Pope’s child Son aged 18 months

    15

    Miss Eliza Ann Watson aged 48 Yrs

    23

    Herbert Rogers aged 12 yrs

    Sept.

    26

    Capt. Samuel D. Holmes’ wife aged 55

    Oct.

    2

    Thomas Spooner’s infant child aged 11 Mos

    Oct.

    6

    Susan Turner aged 54 yrs

    28

    Wid. Bethiah Holmes aged 69 yrs

    Nov.

    20

    Capt. America Brewster aged 75 yrs

    (Whole number of deaths 22 whose funerals were attended by the Pastors of this Chh.

    1848

    April

    19

    Mr Seth Thrasher aged 84 yrs from the alms house

    June

    16

    Nathan Hayward M.D. aged 85 years

    24

    Desire Harlow aged 26 yrs

    James Danforth’s infant child only a few days old

    July

    29

    Nathaniel M. Davis Esqr aged 63 yrs

    Augt

    10

    Isaac Wood’s child aged 18 mos

    18

    Betsey Davie aged 61 yrs

    23

    Mrs Sarah T.702 Sampson wife of S.S. aged 53 yrs not of this Socy

    Sept.

    13

    Johnson Brown’s child aged 8 mos (Son)

    18

    Wm S. Faunce’s child aged 18½ months of this Ch. Society

    Sept.

    Thomas Davis Esqr aged 57 yrs

    Oct.

    28

    A Son of Mr F.703 Miers a German aged 17 Yrs

    [236] 1848 Record of Deaths

    Nov.

    20

    The following children of James Bayne704 or Burns an Irish family viz. Ellen — Catherine — Henry — Mary — Rose — all between 10 and three years old — perished in the wreck of the Schooner Welcome Return Capt Hewitt of Halifax wrecked near Rocky Hill — about 4 or 5 miles from this village on monday the 20 of Nov. in a violent Storm. The father & mother of these children with an infant at the breast escaped and also the crew & other passengers705 seven in all

    1849

    Jany

    26

    Mrs Rebecca Bartlett widow of the late Capt Isaac B. aged 61

    29

    Dr. Isaac Le Baron aged 72 years

    Feb.

    25

    Mr William Nye aged 70 years

    Geo. Davie aged 17 yrs

    March

    27

    Nathl Goodwin Son of Albert aged 16

    Apr.

    A Son of Albert Leach aged 6 Yrs

    6

    Francis J. Goddard’s child aged 1 Year & 9 months 11 days

    The Wife of Jas. Barnes aged 41 yrs

    12706

    Widow Sally Bartlett aged 80 yrs

    July

    22d

    A child of Nathan Peirce aged 2 Yrs Susan Mason

    Oct.

    10

    Wid. Elizabeth Sherman aged 84 Yrs

    13

    Wm White Goodwin Son of Nathl G. Jun. aged 10 yrs drowned

    25

    Mrs Mary Wid. of Capt Joshua Standish aged 53 yrs

    Nov.

    6

    Mrs Rebecca wife of Mr Barbas H. Holmes aged 36

    13

    Mrs Eunice D. Wid. of late Barnabas Hedge Esq aged 77 yrs

    15

    Wid. Job Brewster aged 84 Yrs

    Dec.

    11

    Caleb Harding’s mother a colored woman aged 72 Yrs

    [237] 1850 Continued

    Jany

    5th

    Four persons were drowned in Billington sea two men Charles707 Raymond Jun and Mr Cook; two boys Barnabas Churchill Jun aged 16 yrs and Charles Bates aged 15 yrs. In attempting to save young Churchill they all708 broke thro’ the ice one after the other and were all drowned but one Frank Leach

    Jan.

    22

    John F. Goldsbury a German at709 North town

    Feb.

    1

    Henry Schmidt do aged 3½ months

    Feb.

    3

    Benjamin Brailey aged 24 Yrs drowned in Boston harbor

    Apr.

    24

    Emma C. daughter of Richard & Mary T. Green aged 7 weeks

    May

    8

    Widow Isabella Thomas aged 87 years

    25

    Mr John Burgess aged 84710 years

    June

    7th

    John Churchill’s infant of a few days old

    Augt

    3d

    Theodore Drew’s Wife aged 30 yrs

    10

    Alpheus Richmond’s wife aged 52 Yrs

    17

    Joseph A. Burgess’ Wife aged 33 Yrs

    Sylvanus Holmes aged 45 Yrs

    24

    Mrs Martha Russell wife of Capt Nathaniel Russell aged 72 yrs

    Sept.

    20

    Robert Sidney Davis

    Sept.

    25

    Capt. Wadsworth aged 76 Yrs

    Margaret A. Seymour aged 19 Yrs

    Oct.

    11

    William Brown’s infant son aged 8 mos

    Oct

    1711

    Wm Morton aged 89 Yrs

    Oct.

    6

    Mrs Maria Shaw wid. of Southworth S. aged 71 Yrs

    12

    Maromia712 Doten 15 Mos

    Dec.

    21

    Mrs Sarah wid. of Capt. America Brewster aged 76 yrs

    22

    Mrs Jane Wid. of Nathanl Thomas aged 80 Yrs

    27

    Clara L. Kimball 11 weeks

    Whole number 26 — 2 not of the Socy

    1851

    Jany

    Ebenr Drew aged 78713 Yrs

    24

    Wid. of Daniel Jackson Senr714 in her 90 first year

    Feb.

    1

    A child of Otis Payne of Wareham aged 2 yrs

    March

    4

    Experience715 Hayward Wid. of Beza H. aged 88716

    17

    Bradford Barnes aged 74 Yrs

    [238] Record of deaths continued

    May

    27

    William Taylor of Boston & grandson of the late John Watson Esqr of Ply. aged 47 yrs

    June

    26

    A daughter of Mr Edwin Covington & Wife of Boston aged 2½ Years

    July

    17

    Thomas Bates dyed in consequence of fall fm a load of hay aged 72 Years

    31

    George Son of Simon Burgess aged 9 Yrs & 3 mos

    Augt

    1

    Capt. William Stevens aged 99 Yrs & 3 Mos. of the baptist Society

    15717

    Abby Sampson aged 34 Yrs

    23d718

    Oliver Bagnall’s child aged 4 Mos

    26

    Mrs. Harriet G. W. Wife of Rev. John H. Avery and daughter of Rev. Benjn Whitmore aged 34 yrs & 7 Mos

    Sept.

    22

    Theophilus Rickard aged 62 yrs

    23

    Miss Lavantia Jackson daughter of Jacob J. aged 20 Yrs & 3 mos

    Oct.

    25

    Betsey P. Doten daughter of Ewd Doten aged 18 yrs & 7 mos

    30719

    Wid Lewis Weston aged 73 Yrs

    Nov.

    An infant child of Savery deceased from alms house aged 2 mos

    Nov.

    23

    An720 infant child of721 German parents buried from N. Town & belonging to Boston

    26

    Capt. Joseph Cooper in his 83d year

    1852

    Feb.

    1st

    Capt. Danl Jackson aged 64 yrs & 9 Mo

    Feb.

    4

    Asa Barrows aged 86 yrs — leaving 11 children 30 grand children and 20 Great Grand children

    22

    Nathl Bartlett aged 63 Yrs

    Apr.

    8th

    Wid. Mary Bartlett aged 93 years

    15

    Thomas Spooner’s wife aged 43 Yrs

    May

    9th

    Mary B. daughter of Capt. Nathl Spooner aged 2 Yrs

    May

    17

    Nancy Hollis aged about 60 yrs

    [239] 1852 Continued

    June

    28

    Wid. Mary Bates aged nearly 84 Yrs

    29

    Mr. Luther722 Delano aged 71 yrs formerly of Duxbury

    July

    12

    A daughter of Wid. Eph. Holmes of Duxbury aged 2 yrs

    26

    Wid. Joyce in her 82d year died in Boston & buried in Plymouth

    Augt

    12

    Mrs Hannah L. Wid. of Ellis Barnes aged 48 Yrs

    Sept.

    27

    Widow Bartlett Sears aged 74 years

    Oct.

    28

    Capt. Nathl Russell aged 83 Yrs & 6 months

    Nov.

    4

    Infant child 4 days old of Andros & Anna Bosset Germans

    Infant child of Col. Wm and Helen Davis aged 14 months

    Dec.

    2

    Col. John B. Thomas aged 65 yrs for more than 30 yrs Clerk of the Courts for Ply. Co

    Decr

    1723

    Mrs Augusta L. wife of Mr Wm Spooner of Boston

    1853

    Jany

    5

    Mr Thomas Holmes Kingston aged 65 yrs

    Jany

    17

    Son of Williams aged 8 yrs Colored

    20

    Sarah B. Gray Wid. of John Gray Jun of Kingston

    The funeral of the following persons was attended by the Junior Pastor of this Chh. in the course of the last year (1852) and were not recorded at the time of their deaths

    Feb.

    14

    Martin Frank aged 7¾ months

    13

    Lawrence 11 months

    March

    24

    Joab Thomas 70 Years

    April

    10

    Sarah Bishop 3½ Mos

    Sept.

    3

    Alice A. Ruiebols 7 mos

    14

    Geo. W. Griffin 14 Mos

    Making the whole number of funerals attended by the Senior and Jun Pastors during the year 24724 — Not all perhaps of this Society

    [240] 1853 Record of Deaths

    Jany

    31

    Charles Son of the Wid. of Chas. Brown aged 5 yrs

    Feb.

    11

    Abigal Otis Maiden woman aged 69 Yrs

    19

    Col. Wm Davis aged 34 years & 9 months

    March

    13th

    Mr Levi Barnes aged 54 Yrs

    30

    Margarett Peirce Francis’ child aged

    Apr

    Infant child of Chas. and Hannah Davis aged a few days only

    26

    Mrs Nathl Wood Wife Capt. N. Wood aged 67 Yrs

    29

    Alonzo Foster Son of Johnston & Mary Brown aged 2 yrs & 9 Mos

    May

    31

    Wid. Priscilla Weston aged 86 Years

    June

    8

    Mrs. M. E. Mestor wife of Mr Peter Kiker aged 44 yrs Germans

    26

    Rebecca Holmes aged 34 years

    28

    Allen C. Spooner died in Boston aged 39 Yrs

    July

    20

    Edward Jackson’s child aged 4 years

    14

    Wid. Patience Cox in the 82d yr of her age

    17

    Wid. Mercy Marsh in 79th yr of her age

    July725

    31

    Mrs Lucy Bartlett aged 75 Yrs

    Augt

    12

    An infant child of John Washburn Jun aged 6 mos

    Augt

    12

    Mrs Mary Brant wife of William Brant aged 30 yrs

    Augt

    27th

    Capt. Barnabas Faunce aged 88 yrs

    26

    Josiah Drew aged726 aged 40 yrs

    Sept.

    4th

    Mrs Lucy wife of Lemuel Leach Jun. Chiltonville aged 48 yrs 5 Mos.

    An infant child of M. Frank aged Months German parents

    7

    Chas. Edwards Son of Capt. Wm D. Simmonds

    Oct.

    30

    Mrs Priscilla L. Bulkley of N. Y. aged 79 yrs

    Nov.

    23d

    Ebenzer Robbins 72 yrs old an insane man died at the Alms House

    24727

    Edward Son of Abner S.728 Taylor aged 18 Yrs

    [241] Continued

    Dec.

    6th

    Lucinda T. only daughter of Wm T. and Lucinda T. Drew aged 19 yrs and 3 Mos

    8th

    Robert S. son of Robert and Eunice Brown aged 4 Yrs & 10 mos

    Augusta L. Cotton daughter of Edwin R. Cotton

    1854

    Jany

    12

    Nathan T. Hall aged 24 yrs & 3 Mos

    March

    The Packet Russell was wrecked in a violent gale of wind near Wellfleet on Cape Cod; Capt. and crew and passengers all perished. The following are the names of the men who perished. viz.

    Capt. Wm Simmons

    Ichabud Rogers729

    Erastus Torrence

    Alpheus Richmond

    Harvey Ramond & Son

    Elkanah Barnes

    Henry Weston

    Edward Griffin

    May

    7

    Capt Lemuel Leach, of Chiltonville aged 85 Years

    9

    Mr Adam Smith aged 75 Yrs German

    14

    Elizabeth infant child of Mr Müller & wife Germans

    July

    25

    Ellis Barnes’ Son aged 8 Yrs dumb from his birth

    [242] Record of deaths

    Augt

    11th

    a daughter of Wm Stevens Jun in the fourth year of her age

    Augt

    13th

    Mrs Lydia wide of Mr Sylvanus Churchill aged 79 Years

    Sept.

    19th

    John B. Son of Timothy E. Gay aged 5 Months & 22 days

    Sept

    25th

    Mr Thomas Russell aged 66 years “He was a good man” — “and an excellent spirit was in him.” Mr Russell for several of the last years of his life agreeably to a unanimous vote of the Church officiated as Deacon. He had also been repeatedly chosen and discharged the duties of730 Treasurer of the Commonwealth

    Oct.

    4th

    Wm W. Doten aged 25 Years & five Months

    8th

    Widow Sally Hall aged about 60 Yrs

    Oct.

    11

    Mr Ellis Holmes aged 88 years

    Dec.

    29731

    Mrs. Thos. Paty wid. aged more than 80 years

    31

    Wid. Elizabeth T. Brewster aged 85 Yrs

    1855

    Feby

    18th

    Mrs Sally wid of Mr Oliver Kempton aged 84 yrs

    17

    Mrs Nancy wife of Mr Wm Stevens aged 69

    19

    George 2d Son of John & Martha Churchill aged 3 yrs 7 mos

    May

    27th

    An infant child of Edward Lewis aged 4 Mos

    July

    20th

    Mari Elizabeth daughter of Otto and Elizabeth Hellsmann aged 2 years Germans

    Augt

    24

    Wid. Joseph Barnes at the Alms House aged 86 yrs

    Sept.

    3

    Charles H. Brown Son of Wm Brown & wife aged 8 months Colored people

    [243] Continued

    Sept.

    7th

    Miss Hannah J. Goodwin aged 81 Yrs

    13

    Infant child Son of Louis J. Slater aged 3 Mos and 14 days Germans

    15

    Wid. Abijah Lucas of Carver aged 81 Yrs

    17

    Suddenly Miss Sally Spooner aged 83 Yrs daughter of late Dean Eph’m Spooner

    Sept.

    24th

    An infant child of Otto and Elizabeth Hellmann aged 9 months

    Sept

    26th

    Charles Henry William infant Son of Carl and Mina Kleinhans

    Sept.

    30

    Widow Ephraim Whiting aged 81 Yrs

    Among the deaths in the month of May the present year was that of Mrs Elizabeth Thurber wife of Mr Jas. Thurber not recorded in its place

    Oct.

    10

    Mrs Jane S. Wife of Capt. Ezra Leach aged 45 Years

    31

    Infant child of Curtis Parke & Wife her maiden name was Brailey

    Nov.

    17th732

    Mrs Sally wid. of Saml Burbank aged 78 Yrs

    26th

    Infant child of F. S. Stranger of Kingston and Mary Ann S. of Ply. aged 2 months

    Ann Wife of Wm H. Whitman Esqr. aged 39

    Nov.

    30

    Henry Son of Jeremiah and Mary Farris aged 13 Yrs

    1856

    March

    23

    Miss Delano of Duxbury But living with Mr Fedrick Jackson of this town aged 53 Yrs died suddenly of paralysis