... Baptisms and Admission from the Records of First Church in Falmouth, Now Portland, Maine

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Maine genealogical society, 1898 - Church records and registers - 219 pages

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Page 151 - Cleeves's house, and states other interesting facts. " John Alliset, aged about eighty years, testifieth and saith, that he formerly lived in Falmouth, in Casco Bay, and that he well knew Mr. George Cleeves, and Mr. George Munjoy, and Mary his wife, with whom he lived eight years, and that there is a certain run of water about twenty rods distant from Fort Point, laying about north from said Fort Point. [Where the station-house now stands.] That he well remembers that Mr.
Page 111 - It lieth about two leagues to the east of Cape Elizabeth. It is a bay or sound betwixt the main and certain islands which lieth in the sea about one English mile and half.
Page 111 - And thus after many dangers, much labor and great charge, I have obtained a place of habitation in New England, where I have built a house, and fortified it in a reasonable good fashion, strong enough against such enemies as are those savage people.
Page 123 - ... henceforth to be called or known by the name of Stogummor, and so along the same westerly as it tendeth to the first falls of a little river issuing out of a very small pond, and from thence over land to the falls of Pesumsca, being the first falls in that river upon a strait line, containing by estimation from fall to fall, as aforesaid, near about an English mile, which together with the said neck of land...
Page 123 - ... beginning at the furthermost point of a neck of land called by the Indians Machegonne,1 and now and forever from henceforth to be called or known by the name of Stogummor, and so along the same westerly as it tendeth to the first falls of a little river...
Page 137 - ... may be a freeman. They will not admit any who is not a member of their church to the communion nor their children to baptism. Yet they will marry their children to those whom they will not admit to baptism, if they be rich.
Page 137 - Secretaries too. Seven years they can easily spin out by writing, and before that time a change may come, nay, some have dared to say, who knows what the event of this Dutch war...
Page 137 - Those whom they will not admit to the communion they compel to come to their sermons by forcing from them five shillings for every neglect, yet these men thought their own paying of one shilling for not coming to prayers in England was an insupportable tyranny.
Page 109 - Furres was then our refuge, to make our selves savers howsoever : we found this Whalefishing a costly conclusion : we saw many, and spent much time in chasing them ; but could not kill any : They beeing a kinde of lubartes, and not the Whale that yeeldes Finnes and Oyle as wee expected.

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