Ponkapaug

The Ponkapaug are a group of Massachusetts Native people whose historical territory lies in the Blue Hills of Massachusetts.  Their winter home was the village of Ponkapaug ("a spring that bubbles from red soil") and in the summer they lived around the mouth of the Neponset River.  After European settlement, English authorities established the Ponkapaug Plantation as an Indian Praying Town in 1654.  

Province of the Massachusetts Bay

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To His Excellency William Shirley, Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief of said Province, to the Honorable His Majesty's Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled, December 24, 1753

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Quok, James

James Quok came from an old Ponkapoag Indian family line in Stoughton, Massachusetts.  His name is on a 1753 petition to the Massachusetts Legislature asking to bring their Guardians to account.

Huntoon, The History of the Town of Canton, 37.

Province of the Massachusetts Bay

To His Excellency William Shirley, Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief of said Province, to the Honorable His Majesty's Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled, September A.D. 1753

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Momontaug, Hannah

Hannah Momontaug was the wife of Samuel George, being married in 17 at Stoughton, Massachusetts.  Her name appears on a protest to the Massachusetts Legislature in 1753 about the Guardians' waste of their woodlands.  Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry. Petition of Samuel Moho, 1753.09.00.

To the Honorable Spencer Phips, Esq., Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, to the Honorable His Majesty's Council and House of Representatives Now Assembled, April 10, 1751

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Province of the Massachusetts Bay

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To His Excellency, William Shirley, Esq., Captain General and Governour in Chief and the Honorable His Majesty's Council, To the Honourable House of Representatives of the said Province in General Court Assembled this Twenty-Fourth Day of December A.D. 1741

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