Plymouth Indians

Quacum, Eliakim

Eliakim Quacum was an Indian from Plymouth County.  In the summer of 1729, he was caught stealing a canoe of Elijah Perry.  For that he was tried, but the outcome is not presently know.  Deposition of Stephen Numock, 1729.07.03.00.

Stephen Numock of full age testifieth and saith that he, being at a place called Back River in Sandwich sometime in the month of April last past, and he th[e]n saw Eliakim Quacum in a canoe of Elijah Perry's[1] and, he knowing that it was said Perry's canoe, and he then pursued said Quacum in order to stop him with said canoe but could not and further sait

Numock, Stephen

Stephen Numock was an Indian from Plymouth County, Massachusett.  He was a mason by trade. Nathaniel Tyler recorded Numock's work for him in the summer of 1729 in getting up a house frame.  That same year, Numock witnessed Eliakim Quacum steal a canoe owned by Elijah Perry.  John G. Locke, "Extracts from Rev. Benjamin Fessenden's Manuscript, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 8 (1859): 33. Deposition of Stephen Numock, 1729.07.03.00.

Quill, Sarah, - 1747

Sarah Quill was an Indian woman from Sandwich, Massachusetts.  In 1747, she took ill at the house of Mary Plimpton and eventually died there in November.  Petition of Mary Plimpton.  1748.02.00.00.  Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Dorchester, Ancestry.

To William Stoughton, Esq., Lieutenant Governour of this Their Majesties’ Province of the Massachusetts Bay and Council and Representatives Now Assembled in General Court at Boston.


To His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq.,  Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty’s Said Province, to the Honorable His Majesty’s Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled


Fairweather, Sarah

Sarah Fairweather was an Indian woman who had property rights in Little Compton, Massachusetts (now in Rhode Island).  She had a daughter, Jean, who petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to sell the property in 1740. Petition of Samuel and Jean James, 1740.05.28.00

David, Stephen

Stephen Davis was an Indian man from Middleborough, Massachusetts.  Sometime prior to 1740, he was imprisoned for debt in Newport, Rhode Island.  To repay the sum, he was required to enter the maritime service for a year,  When he returned, his wife Betty had become ill, requiring medical care.  Moreover, all of his children, but one, died.  To pay for his wife’s medical bill plus his own care, in 1740, David petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to sell a portion of his land.  In the summer of 1753, he was charged and indic

To His Excellency Francis Barnard, Esq., Captain General and Governor, Etc., in and over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England and to the Honorable His Majesty’s Council Now Sitting in Boston, January 30, 1765


To the Honorable Thomas Hutchinson Esq.,  Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, to the Honorable the Council and the Honorable the House of Representatives in General  Court Assembled,  June 4, 1760