Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts: 1667-1671 (Google eBook)

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Essex Institute, 1914 - Essex County (Mass.)
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Page 212 - ... appears, doth occasion much sin and prophanes to increase among us, to the dishonor of God, and the ensueing of many children and servants, by the dissolute lives and practices of such as doe live from under family Government and is a great discouragement to most family governours, who consciently indeavour to bring up their youth in all christian nurture, as the laws of God and this commonwealth doth require...
Page 212 - Court lib. 1, pag 76, doe require all Townes from time to time to dispose of all single persons and inmates within their Towns to service or otherwise and in pag. 16, tit. children & youth, It is required of the selectmen that they see that all youth under family Government be taught to read perfectly the english tongue, have knowledge in the capital laws, and be taught some orthodox catechism, and that they be brought up to some honest employment, profitable to themselves and to the commonwealth,...
Page 56 - ... and with her left hand knocked out her pipe over her right arme upon the thatch on the eaves of the house (not thinking there had been any fire in the pipe...
Page 56 - ... her right hand upon the thatch of the house (to stay herselfe) and with her left hand knocked out her pipe over her right arme upon the thatch on the...
Page 212 - God and this commonwealth doth require;" said constable was ordered to acquaint the selectmen of the town that "the court doth expect and will require that the sayd laws be accordingly attended, the prevalency of the former neglect notwithstanding, and you are also required to take a list of the names of those young persons within the bounds of your Town, and all adjacent farmes, though out of all Towne bounds, who do live from under family government viz.
Page 385 - Thomas Ruck, haberdasher, att the Seauen Starres on London Bridge, or to his assignes, the some of thirty pounds sterly & is part of the Legacy gyuen mee by my Unckle Richard Spencer & the payement hereof shalbee your discharge for soe much at day, pray you make good payement & place it to acco.
Page 212 - The neglect whereof, as by sad experience from court to court abundantly appears, doth occasion much sin and prophanes to increase among us, to the dishonor of God, and the ensueing of many children and servants, by the dissolute lives and practices of such as doe live from under family Government and is a great discouragement to most family governours, who...
Page 408 - Dishe giuen vnto hir by hir mother "if I retourne not hither agein I Doe giue vnto my son Procter the Copper & triuet he hath of mine with a little Iron pot & a spring Locke to set vpon a dore "I Doe giue vnto my sonn Low a heefer of a year old 30 li. of Cotten wool & a small chest standing in the parlour allso 3 yds of ks if I can "whereas I haue made prouision in my will concerning my daughter Anne that...
Page 407 - 2ly if I the said John Thorndike the Lord shold be pleased to Continue my life and shold think fit to Continue returne into this Country agein I doe giue vnto my sonne Paule Thorndike 30 akers of land comonly called Sawyers plain & the meadow adioyning to the land Called the flaggy meadow as allso my meadow at Topsfeild likewise thirty pounds to be taken out of household stuffe stocke of Cattle besides all the encrease of the Cattle improuement of the land that he shall raise in my absens to him...
Page 212 - ... youth, It is required of the selectmen that they see that all youth under family Government be taught to read perfectly the english tongue, have knowledge in the capital laws, and be taught some orthodox catechism, and that they be brought up to some honest employment, profitable to themselves and to the commonwealth, and in case of neglect, on the part of famaly Governours, after admonition given them, the sayd selectmen are required, with the helpe of two magistrates, or next court of that...

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