Memorandum of Stock Allowed in Indian Town Pasture

Abigail Hue four, two year old cattle                       

4

$6

67

Rachel Poheage three, three year old cattle

3

7

50

Elizabeth Tikens four, two year cattle

4

6

67

Polly Shelly three, two year old cattle

3

5

00

Joanna Shantup four, three year old cattle to pay doctor bills, Billing & Smith

4

10

00

Nancy Skeesucks two three year old cattle

2

05

00

Prudence Fagins two three year old cattle

2

05

00

Tyra Nedson one three year old and two two year old

3

05

83

Allowed Clor Williams three Dollars for keeping Sally Dick’s one two year old and Hannah Shelley two three year old cattle

2

03

00

27

 Cyrus Shelly is to make a good great gate and posts and set them into the ground nicely on the south part of the Indian

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Town pasture adjoining William Chesebrough land which we have agreed to pay him four dollars for to come out of said Indian

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Town pasture.  Said gate is to be well created as above mentioned by the first day of June next.

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Tyra Nedson is to turn her lot, called the Anah Jacob1 lot out,into great pasture as common stock and is to have two fifteen shilling cattle in lieu of said lot

2

00

Men’s names that turned in cattle to Indian Town pasture 1816

Josiah Gallup two two year old for Polly Shelly

Henry Chesebrough two year olds for Cyrus Shelly

Peres Wheeler two year old for Hannah Shelly do John Wilcox yearling

Silas Chesebrough two two year old cattle and is to pay Clor Williams three dollars

Description of cattle turned in to Indian Town pasture, 1816

Benadam Williams’ cattle: two year old steer, red and white, one a reddish brown steer and two black heifers two years old

George Irish:  one brindle two year old white heifer, one brindle yearling heifer, star on her forehead, two white hind feet, one two year old reddish brown heifer

Josiah Gallop’s cattle: two brown steer, two year old, ear marked alike

Nathan Barnes: two red, two year old, one some white under the belly one black two year old heifer some white under the belly

Samuel Hempstead, Jr.: one pair of three year old steers one a brindle the other a brindle white lais steer one red white faced white bellied, high horned cow

Richard Hempstead: one pair of three year old strays, one a brindle white backed, the other a blacked ring middle one

John Wilcox:  one red yearling heifer

Peres Wheeler: two two year old steers, one a black pied,2 the other almost white

George Hewitt:  one red yearling bull

Johnston Davis: one red white faced two year old heifer

 
  • 1. It is unclear to whom this is referring. it is possible that Annah Jacob refers to Anne Sowas, daughter Jacob Sowas.  This is a fairly common naming convention used when a woman shares the same first and last name as another woman, a method of differentiation based on the husband’s first name.
  • 2. Black Pied is a breed of dairy cow.