The Land System of the New England Colonies (Google eBook)

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N. Murray, publication agent, Johns Hopkins University, 1886 - Land tenure - 56 pages
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Page 11 - The Council established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, ruling, ordering and Governing of New England in America" and to them and their Successors grants all the lands, &c., Viz.
Page 30 - ... was determined to build a fort at Nantasket, " to be some block in an enemy's way, though it could not bar his entrance " ; to finish that which had been laid out at Boston ; and to see " that a plantation should be begun at Agawam [Ipswich], being the best place in the land for tillage and cattle, lest an enemy, finding it void, should possess and take it from us.
Page 44 - The reason why some were not willing that the people should have more land in the bay than they might be likely to use in some reasonable time, was partly to prevent the neglect of trades, and other more necessary employments, and partly that there might be place to receive such as should come after...
Page 30 - The court was careful not to authorize new plantations unless they were to be in a measure under the influence of men in whom confidence could be placed, and commonly 1 "I want to have your warriours come and see me," wrote Allen to the Indians of Canada in 1775, "and help me fight the King's Regular Troops. You know they stand all close together, rank and file, and my men fight so as Indians do, and I want your...
Page 13 - ... the Governor and Company of the English Colony of Connecticut, in New England, in America; and that, by the same name, they and their successors should have perpetual succession.
Page 14 - Joyce (with several remainders), to be held as of the manor of East Greenwich, " in -free and common socage, by fealty only, and not in chief or by knight's service.
Page 46 - That men of useful trades may have material to improve the same, be encouraged and have land, as near home as may be convenient, and that husbandmen that have abilities to improve more than others, be considered.
Page 39 - Agreed by the consent of the freemen (in consideration there be too many inhabitants in the town, and the town thereby in danger to be ruinated) that no foreigner coming into the town, or any family arising among ourselves, shall have any benefit either of commonage, or land undivided, but what they shall purchase, except that they buy a man's right wholly in the town.
Page 55 - ... necessary : The latter, composed of the most renowned statesmen and lawyers, among them sat Sir John Holt, in supposing that an English Subject is entitled to freedom from a grant of a King of England. Many laws of local economy were either approved of or dissented to for various reasons. Two of these not only mark the spirit of the people but were probably the cause of effects as lasting as they were beneficial : That for the distribution of intestates estates gave the same equal payment to...
Page 19 - In the case of colonists who were not adventurers in the common stock, the company held it fit that " they should hold and inherit their lands by services to be done on certain days in the year," as a good means "to enjoy their lands from being held in capite, and to support the plantation in general and in particular.

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