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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Proprietors of Sudbury Canada (Now Bethel)

This list is indeed a list of the proprietors of Sudbury Canada, though Israel Washburn mistakenly states that this township embraced "the present towns of Jay and Canton." Sudbury Canada is now the town of Bethel. A similar list, taken from Massachusetts Archives, appears in Lapham's History of Bethel.

Source: "The Proprietors of the Sudbury-Canada Grant, 1741, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Apr. 1876 (30:192ff).
THE PROPRIETORS OF THE SUDBURY-CANADA GRANT, 1741.
Communicated by the Hon. Israel Washburn, Jr., LL.D., of Portland, Maine.
WHILE Mr. Washburn was preparing for publication [of] his "Notes Historical, Descriptive and Personal of Livermore, Maine," which work was noticed in the Register, volume xxviii. page 483, there came into his hands, he writes, "two small memorandum books belonging to the family of Dea. Elijah Livermore, the founder of that town. In one of them, a small leather-covered book, are sundry entries by different hands. Among them is the following article, which refers evidently to the proprietors of the Sudbury-Canada Grant, ultimately located in Maine, embacing the present towns of Jay and Canton." Mr. Washburn has printed in the above-named book (page 131), a journal of a person who went out to assist in the survey of Livermore in 1772, copied from this book. He has also furnished us with other extracts which will appear in future numbers of the Register.
Editor.
October ye 26th 1741.
A List tax of Fifteen Shillings a man to be paid on every wright by the petitioners in the Expedition to Canada in 1690—who are as follows—(viz)
James Taylor
John Flin
John Jones
John Green
Thomas Gree
Ephraim Twichell
Isaac Shefield
Pallmer Goulding
Joseph Johnson
James Moore
Ebenezer Flagg
Daniel Moore
Joshua Kibe
James Taylor
Nathaniel Morss
Charles Richardson
Frs Mockett
Richard Ward
David Bruce
Saml Graves
Saml Stone
Joseph Stone
Micha Stone
John Wasson
Ebenezer Twichell
Amos Hide
Norman Clark
Ebenezer Corey, a secondwright
Noah Parker
Benjn Parker
Joseph Bouthetot
John Clark
Richard Willde
Joseph Rutter
Jonathan Parker
Jacob Gibbs
Peter Bent
Randall Davis
John Jackson
James Taylor1
John Oslin
John Mixer
John Jones
John Green
Thomas Green
Ephraim Twichell
Isaac Shefild
Palmer Goolding
Joseph Johnson
James Moore
Ebenezer Flagg
Joshua Kibey
James Taylor
Nathaniel Morse
Chales Richardson
Francis Mockett
Richard Ward
John Brewer
Samuel Graves
Saml Stone
Joseph Stone
Micah Stone
John Wesson
Ebenezer Twichell
Richard Burt
Daniel Mackclafelin
Joseph Meriam
Peter Grant
Richard Burt
Danl Mackclafelin
Joseph Merriam
Peter Grant
Saml Graves
Joseph Trumbull
Saml Wright, Esq'r
Ebenezer Rice
John Coggin
Josiah Coggin
Saml Robins
Caleb Bridges
Ebenezer Newton
John Fay
Saml Lyzcom
Daniel Mixer
Nathaniel Dike
William Green
Thos Weaks
Daniel Wallker
Daniel Wallker, Junr
John Woodward
Ebenezer Corey
Edward Ward
James Paterson
Samuel Graves
Joseph Tremball
Saml Wright
Ebenezer Rice
John Cogin
Josiah Cogin
Saml Robins
Caleb Bridges
Abner Nuton
John Fay
Saml Lyscomb
Daniel Mixer
Fletcher
Nathaniel Dike
William Green
Thomas Wakes
Daniel Walker
Daniel Walker, Junior
John Woodward
Ebenezer Corey, a firstwright
Edward Ward
James Paterson
Amos Hide
Norman Clark
Ebenezer Corey, a secondwright
Noah Parker
Benjn Parker
Joseph Bouthetot
John Clark
Richard Willd
Samuel Parris
January 27th 1738
Received of Mr Parker
ye Colector the sum of 2-15.0
To convay to ye Tresuar pr me
Josiah Richardson
The Tresuar is Capt Samuel
Stone, Jr of Sudbury
The Comitee are
Capt Samuel Stone
Capt Palmer Goolding
Segt Joseph Johnson
Josiah Richardson

The names of the men admitted into the Sosiatey are as follows—who are to pay down the sum of Thirteen shillings:

Joseph Rutter
Jacob Gibbs
Jona Parker
Peter Bent
Randall Davis


October ye 3rd 1741
A true list of the naimes of the persons are contained hearein that ware noted to pay five shillings a man one wright and to be payed to Mr Noah Parker their Colector and this list is comitted to him accordingly by order of ye said Sociatey

Attest


Josiah Richardson
Clerk for sd Sosiatey.
September the first Tusday 1739


September ye 14th 1741
The Reconing of Mr Moekets£.s.d.
was in the hole2.12.0
ondly yet due to sd Moket
3.6

The meeting is adjorned to Monday ye 26th day of October next at Twelve oth clock noon sd. day.

The adjornement is to the first Tusday of October next at Twelve of ye clock noon sd day.

1. 15. 0

Framingham, Octr 26, 1741
Recd of Mr. Noah Parker the sum of three pounds four shillings & four pence being the expence of the Canada Petitioners &c.
Pr Francis Moquet

Framingham, Octr 26, 1741
Recd of Mr. Noah Parker the sum of seven pounds of the Canada Petitioners Money.
Pr Pal: Goulding
1It will be observed that here commences a repetition of most of the preceding names—Editor.

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