Memorandum of Stock Allowed in Indian Town Pasture

A memorandum of stock allowed to keep in the Indian Town pasture for the year 1816, to be taken in first day of June into said pasture by the Indians1

 

Abigail Hue: four, two-year-old cattle                       

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$6

67

Rachel Poheage: three, three-year-old cattle

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7

50

Elizabeth Tikens: four, two year cattle

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6

67

Polly Shelly: three, two-year-old cattle

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5

00

Joanna Shantup: four, three-year-old cattle to pay doctor bills, Billings & Smith

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10

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Nancy Skeesucks: two three-year-old cattle

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05

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Prudence Fagins: two three-year-old cattle

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05

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Tyra Nedson: one three-year-old and two year old

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05

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

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03

00

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 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 Jacob2 lot out, into the great pasture as common stock and is to have two fifteen shilling cattle in lieu of said lot

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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: year old for Hannah Shelly, ditto, 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, earmarked 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-face 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,3 the other almost white

George Hewitt:  one red yearling bull

Johnston Davis: one red white-faced two-year-old heifer

 
  • 1. May 23 is crossed out
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Black Pied is a breed of dairy cow.