Publications

of

The Colonial Society of Massachusetts

Volume XC

OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY

Donald R. Friary, President

Robert J. Allison, Vice President

Daniel R. Coquillette, Vice President

Susan L. Lively, Vice President

Celeste Walker, Vice President

Leslie A. Morris, Recording Secretary

Martha J. McNamara, Corresponding Secretary

Thomas R. Appleton, Treasurer

COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS

Kenneth P. Minkema, Chair

Robert Anderson

Catherine Brekus

David D. Hall

Christopher Jedrey

Celeste Walker

EDITOR OF PUBLICATIONS

John W. Tyler

The Colonial Records of

Kings Chapel

1686-1776

Volume One

The Colonial Records of

Kings Chapel

1686-1776

Volume One

James B. Bell, Editor

James E. Mooney, Assistant Editor

BOSTON The Colonial Society of Massachusetts 2019

Distributed by the University Press of Virginia

dedication

William Appleton Coolidge

Acknowledgements

The editors wish to acknowledge the advice and encouragement of President Donald Friary, John W. Tyler, Editor of Publications of the Colonial Society, and its Committee on Publications, early readings of the manuscripts by Conrad Edick Wright and Robert Anderson; permission to reproduce the documents from Massachusetts Historical Society Directors Dennis A. Fiori and Catherine Allgor, as well as the Reverend Joy K. Fallon, Minister of Kings Chapel. The expert staff of the Massachusetts Historical Society was ever helpful, particularly Elaine Heavey and Sabrina Beauchanp. Jane Ward assisted in copy editing the manuscript, Julia H. Otto prepared the marvelously comprehensive index, and Jeanne Abboud provided the design, which echoes the beauty of the original church records.

© Colonial Society of Massachusetts 2019

ISBN 978-0-9975191-3-6

Published from the Income of the Sarah Louisa Edes Fund