John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: And His Descendants, 1634-1899, Volume 1

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McGill & Wallace, 1900 - 542 pages
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Page 91 - Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book. Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
Page 115 - We, the subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will, to the utmost of our power, at the risque of our lives and fortunes, with arms oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and armies against the United American Colonies.
Page 5 - Possessions, not availing. Royal Sir, We are a poor People, and have no way to procure money to defend our Cause in the Law; nor know we of Friends at Court, and therefore unto Your Royal Majesty, as the Publick Father of all Your Subjects, do we make this our humble Address for Relief...
Page 5 - But we are necessitated to make this our Moan and Complaint to Your Excellent Majesty, for that our Title is now questioned to our Lands, by us quietly possessed for near 60 years, and without which we cannot subsist.
Page 8 - Stud'.' contrary to law, is sentenced to be admonished, and to pay a fine of forty shillings in money, and he stands comitted untill it be pd.
Page 21 - ... scandalously slandered Marye Holman, by speeches irregularly, rashly and suddenly spoken," or refusing to do this, to pay the plaintiff five pounds; of the two alternatives he wisely chose the former. He was a soldier in King Philip's war — a private on the list of Captain Thomas Prentice's troopers. August 27, 1675, in the first, or Mt. Hope expedition, the company leaving Boston the preceding June 24. fighting at Swansea, June 28, skirmishing in July on Mt. Hope Necks near Mt. Hope or Pokanoket...
Page 4 - Goodman Gibson had other real estate in Cambridge, records of which appear in the usual quaint form in the record books of that place and time. He was a husbandman, not an artisan, and an old record shows that John Gibson agreed with the town May 8. 1637, to summer one hundred cows for 20. There is no evidence that he ever held any church office and of town offices only minor ones — appointed March 15, 1676, to view fences, and in 1678 to drive Westfield. He was a party to one law suit. In 1660...
Page 21 - There is no record that he ever owned any other real estate. Although a minor at the time of the suit "Holman versus Gibson" in 1660, he was one of the defendants, and boylike must have been very vehement against the supposed witch, widow Winifred's daughter, as he was sentenced cither to openly acknowledge in court that "he hath wronged and scondalously slandered Ma rye Holman, by speeches irregularly, rashly and suddenly spoken...
Page 115 - Craney hill south side the Contoocook ; his patriotic and beneficial influence was felt in the neighborhood, and until his death he rendered service to the revolutionary struggle especially by pecuniary aid ; he was among the fiftyone signers of the " association test " called for by resolution of Continental congress of Mar.
Page 4 - There is no evidence that he ever held any church office and of town offices only minor ones — appointed March 15, 1676, to view fences, and in 1678 to drive Westfield. He was a party to one law suit. In 1660 Winifred Holman was plaintiff against John Gibson, Sr., and his wife and others, as the result of the defendants having accused Mary Holman, daughter of Widow Winifred, of being a witch ; and at the hearing "3 day of Aprill," several months after the accusation, the finding for John Gibbon...

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