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Volume 1: The First Three Generations of Aaron Stark's Descendants in New England

Appendix 6: Groton, New London Co, CT Book 1 Deed Records 1705-1723

Family History Library Film #4293

Author's Comment: These documents were transcribed by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman from microfilm copies of the originals. These documents apply only to deeds related to Stark family members and some satellite families. Thank you Gwen, for your contribution. Clovis LaFleur, January, 2002.

Numbers at the beginning of each deed are Volume Number and page number of the book,  which was microfilmed, the microfilm showing the actual pages of the book. The transcribed documents are as found and not edited for spelling or content. Not all of each document was transcribed.

1:29-30 William Stark of Groatan … for the love, good will and affection which I have and doe bear towards my loveing friend Valentine Wightman of Kingston in the naraganset Countie in the Colony of Rhoade Island … one house and land … in the town of Groaton … 20a … by a run of water by an old Indian path from thence running west by the said path and marked trees unto a small red oake tree marked on four sides standing on the top of ye hill neare the old path from New London to Stonington from thence running easterly down the hill … 1 Sep 1707 … Signed William Starke. Wit John Collver, the mark of Stephen S Starke, Alexander Huling. Ack 15 Jun 1708. Recd 31 July 1708.

1:35 John Nuberry of Groton weaver for a valuable sum of money paid by Isaack Fox of Groton yeoman … sell … one messuage tenement of land … being in the town of Groton lying by and partly on the hill west of William Starks be the number of acres more or less which land came to me by the heirship of my wife formerly Elizabeth Stark daughter to John Stark late of New London deceased which land lyes undivided between me and my brother Isaack Fox of Groton aforesd that is to say I John Nubery do sell to Isaack Fox … 20 Nov 1708. Signed John Newberry, Elizabeth A. Newberry her mark. Wit Nehemiah Smith Junr, Andrew Davis. Ack 20 Nov 1708 and recd 5 Jan 1708/9.

1:44 William Starke of the town of Grotton in the County of Newlondon and Collony of Connecticut for a vallieable consideration which is eightie pounds currant monie of New England to me in hand received of Valentine Whightman of the town county and Collony aforesaid … a certain half of land lying and being within the township of the abovesd Grotton … from his the abovesd Whitmans house which he now dweleth in then running west northwest nearest to a maple tree which is the southwest corner of the Land which I the above sd Starke purchased of John Plaster of Pesqua??? … to a path called the Moheegin path … northerly on the land of me the abovesd William Starke and … easterly on the Land of Ephriham Coulver …. 3 Jan 1708 … Signed William Stark. Wit John Mason, George Wightman. Ack 24 Mar 1709 William Starke Sener. Recd. 24 Mar 1708/9.

1:72 William Stark of the town of Groton … for four pounds currant monie of New England payed by Valentine Weightman of the above said … 4a … bounding on the land of the William Starke … land of Ephraim Cullver Deceased ... 14 Feb 1710 … Signed William Starke. Wit Aaron Stark, Aabiel Stark. Ack Mr. William Starke 8 Mar 1709/10. Recd 8 Mar 1709/10.

1:72 Vallintine Waitman of Groton … for valuable consideration to me payed in hand by William Starke of the abovesaid … 4a … beginning at the corner which I the said Whitman bought of William Starke formerly John Plaisters … 10 Feb 1710 … Signed Valentine Wightman. Wit Aaron Stark, Aabiel Stark. Ack 8 Mar 1709/10. Recd 8 Mar 1709/10.

1:77 Aron Starke of Groton … for 5 pounds silver money of Boston … to Samuell Avery … a certain tract of land lying in that tract of land granted to those persons who were vollenteers in the last war with the Narraganset Indians … in the town of Vollentowne and in the 69th -?-?-?- 122a … 22 Mar 1709/10 Signed Aaron Stark. Wit James Morgon Junr, Wm. Latham. Ack 22 Mar 1709/10. Recd 28 Mar 1709/10.

1:86-87 William Stark and Isaac Fox all of Groton … that the bounds hereafter in this writing mentioned shall forever … the bounds of the land of John Starke deceased now in the possession of the said Isaac Fox … this is our mutuall and finall agreement and determination we have hereunto sett our hands & seals in Groton aforsd this [blank] day of [blank] in the ninth year of her majesties reign anno domini 1710. Signed: William Starke, Isaac Fox. Wit: Valentine Wightman, William Stark Juner. Recd. 20 Dec 1710.

1:89 Lyed out for Thomas Lambe the tenth day of December 1710; seventy ackers of lande fifty of it is that which the towne promised him for his worke about the meting house and twenty ackers which was granted to his father and never layed out before now the aforesayde lands was layed out the daye and yere above menchaned upon that hill which lieth between Left. John Morgans and Sergt. Willyam Starks beginning at a black oak tree marked … Signed James Morgan, Samuell Fish. Voated by the towne of Groton December 26 1710 as alegt James Morgan moderater. Entered to be Recorded January 2 1710/11.

1:101 15 Apr 1712 Aaron Starke of Groton husbandman … to Anthony Ashbey of Groton husbandman … for sum of 60L … paid by Anthony Ashbey … bounded on land belonging to William Warmoth? Late of sd Groton deceased … north upon Isaac Fox and William Starke East upon Capt. Fish his land together with the house and buildings … Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Ebenezer Jenness, Richard Wyatt, George Denison. Ack 15 Apr 1712. Recd 22 Apr 1712. Richard Christophers Assis?? Edward Ashbey brother & heir of ye abovesd Anthony Ashbe deceased hath given me special order to under wit ye above written instrument so that it may be ….

1:104 William Starke Senior of the town of Grotton …. Yeoman for and in consideration of the sum of 15L … paid by John Bernard of the said town of Grotton School master … certain tract of land … 6a …. Bounded by Springers brooke and south by the Country highway and by Peter Carary's his land … 3 Jan 1711. Signed William Stark. Wit John Collver, Thomas Parke. Ack 4 Jan 1711/12. Recd 4 Jan 1711/12.

1:105 Valentine Wightman of the town of Grotton … for 25L received of William Stark of the town … certain tract of land in Grotton beginning at Ephriham Colvers west corner … land of Ephrham Coulver … eastery bounds of the land which I formerly purchased of the abovesaid William Stark … Signed Valentine Wightman. Wit Joseph Coillver, Stephen Starke. Ack 4 Jan 1711/12. Recd. 4 Jan 1711.12.

1:106 Articles of agreement made concluded and fully agreed upon the sixth day of December between William Stark Senior of Groton … and Valentine Wightman …viz I William Stark having purchased all the Land lying on the east side of the brook with the medow of Valentine Wightman do therefore agree and promise that I will be at equal charge with the aforesaid Valentine Wightman for the making a dam for the drounding or seeing of the medow at the place called the upen dam and it is forther agreed that the water being damed shall not be let out till the medow is sufficiently drounded except it be at sum times between the first of November til the first of may only for the driving of a mill or mills that may be erected on the same stream and it is further agreed upon and promised by Valentine Wightman aforesd that William Stark and his assignes shall have a passable cart way through my land to the commons and it is agreed upon further and promised by Valentine Wightman aforesd that William Stark his heirs or assignes shall have full Liberty of making dames for mill or mills on any part or place of the streem aforesaid and for the due performance hereof we bind ourselves each to the other our heirs and assignes in the penal sum of forty pounds to be well and truly paid by the defective party to the party performing in witness whereof the parties to these presents have set their hands and seals hereunto the Sixth day of December 1711 Signed Valentine Wightman. Wit Joseph Collver, Stephen Starke. Ack 4 Jan 1711/12. Recd 4 Jan 1711/12.

1:115 The names of those that drew lotts at Nawayunk & ye number of ye lots July 4th 1712; Capt. John Avery ye fourth teer thirty second Lott …; Widow Wallsworth second teer twentieth lot …; Aaron Stark second teer fifteenth lott...; Isaac Fox third teer ninth lot...; Jno Culver Junr. Sencond teer twenty eighth lot...; Jno Culver third lot lover point...; Joshua Hempsted fifth teer fifth lott …; Will. Stark Junr fifth teer fourteenth lot...; Tho. Lamb second teer thirt sixth lot …; Wm. Stark second teer eighteenth lot...; Isaac Lamb first tere thirty fifth lot...; Stephen Stark fifth Lot in third teer …; Joseph Culver fourth teer fourteenth lot...; James Culver third teer tenth lot...; Joseph Culver Junr. 4th teer thirty first lot...; David Culver second teer sixteeth lot...; Valentine Whitman second teer twenty sixth lot...

1:118 The names of those that drew lots a Nawayunk; widow Culver fourth teer sixteenth lot …; Isaac Geare second teer ninteenth lot...; Samuell Lamb first teer 15th lot...

127 Groton, January 23rd 1712/3 a … second devisions lotts att Nowayunk Nack is as followes; … The names of those that drew lots in the second Devision; Aaron Stark first teer twenty ninth lot... [See page 128 for continuation]

1:128; Jno Culver Junr first teer forty sixth lot...; Joseph Culver Second teer tenth lot...; Joseph Culver Junr first teer twenty fourth lot...; James Culver first teer twentieth second lot...; William Stark Junr first teer ninth Lot …; Jno Allyn first teer fifty eighth lot...; Stephen Stark first teer fifty fifth lot...; Nicholas Street first teer sixty ninth lot...; Jeremiah Geere first teer fifty second lot...; David Culver first teer thirty second lot...; Ephraim Culver's Estate first teer twenty fifth lot...; [See page 129 for continuation]

1:129; Samuel Lamb first teer forty third lot...; Hester Allyn widow second teer eight lott...; Thomas lamb second teer twenty sixth lott...; Capt. John Parke second teer sixth lott...; Widow Walworth first teer eighteeth lott...; William Stark second teer fifty second lott...; Samuel Park first teer thirty …; Robert Geare first teer … [See page 130 for continuation]

1:130; Robert Allyn second teer seaventh lott...; Entered to be Recorded July 16 1714...; Mr. George Geer first teer third lott...; [See page 131 for continuation]

1:131; Samuell Parke second teer sixty sith lot...; Entered to be recorded Dec 26 1715...; Valentine Wightman second teer fifty eighth lot

1:133 Samuel Rogers Senr and John Rogers Senr both of New London and Samuell Beby of New York now resident in said new London for 51L to Capt. Samuell Fish of Groton … 100a … woolpit hill … mixey swamp … Aaron Starks dwelling house near the house … widow Walworths line … land that said John Rogers sold to said Fish on the north with land now in possion of William Stark and Aaron Starke on the west with Rogeres land and on Land where Stephen Starke now dwells on the south partly on said Stephen Starke and on said widow Walworth and partly on said Fish's land … 21 Nov 1712 …Signed Samll Rogers, John Rogers, Samuel Beebee. Wit Robart Burrows, David Fish. Ack 21 Nov 1712. Recd. 21 Nov 1712.

1:136-137 William Starke of Groton … yeoman for 60L … by Capt. Samuell Fish of Groton … 90a … at a place commonly known by the name of woolpit hill … tract of land the said Samuell Fish bought of John Rogers … Misey Swamp … partly on Wellses land … with land of Joseph Gards … Starkes land … 4 May 1713. Signed William Starke. Wit Nehemiah Smith Junr, Lydiah Smith, Edward Ashby … Ack 4 May 1713. Recd 4 May 1713.

1:140-141 William Stark of Groton … yeoman … for 40L … paid by John Starke of Groton … certain tract of land … by Valentine Wightmans house … maple swamp … land now in the possession of the widow Culver … except four or five acres joining to Culvers land about … 19 Dec 1712 … Signed William Starke. Wit Peter Avery [or Crevy?] Moses Fish. Sgt. William Starke Ack 29 Dec 1712. Recd 29 Dec 1712.

1:142-143 Aron Stark of Groton … yeoman … for 5L 10s from Edward Yeamons husbandman … sold … two lotts of land in the township of Groton at a place called Nowayanknack containing by estemation three acres and half … the one lott in the first devision of sd Nack In the second teer of lotts being the fifhteenth lot the other being in the second division of said Nack in the first teer of lotts it being the twentyninth lott … free of all incumberances whatsoever the preveledges of the Pequite Indians only Excepted as aforesd … 28 Feb 1712/13. … Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Andrew Davis, Nehemiah Smith Junr, Lydiah Smith. Ack 28 Feb 1712/13. Recd 28 jan 1712/13.

1:143 we Samuell Rogers, John Rogers both of New London and Samuel Beebee of Southard on Long Island have freely given granted & bestowed upon our friend Stephen Starke of Groaton … certain tract of land … the said Stephen Starks dwelling house standing on ye sd land which sd land is bounded on ye west with ye line that is between the sd Starke and his brother Aaron Starke which sd line on the westward end of this land is the eastward line of land that ye sd Aaron Starke hires of the sd Samuell Rogers John Rogers & Samuell Beebee … land now in possession of widow walsworth … to his sd brother joynes upon ye land now in the possession of ye abovesd widow walsworth and … that the sd Starke shall neither sell, exchange or any other way alienate the sd land with ye consent of his wife and one of us either Samuell or John Rogers during our life time and with this consideration we have given granted … Signed Samll Rogers, John Rogers, Samuel Beebee. Wit John Wood, John Rogers Junr, Aaron Stark. Ack 21 Nov 1712. Recd 21 Nov 1712.

1:143-144 These presents are to signifie to all persons that we whose names are underwriten to wit Samuell Rogers, John Rogers both of New London in the Colony of Conecticut and Samuel Beebee of Southhold on Long Island have freely given granted and bestowed upon Stephen Starke of Groton in the Colony of Conecticut a highway of ?????? through ye land we have least out to his brother Aaron a Long on ye south side to ye end of sd land being bounded on ye widow walworth's on the south & on ye north with our sd land least to his sd brother Aaron we give it to him ye sd Stephen & his heirs forever as witness our hands and seals this 21 of ye 9 mo 1712 witness Robart Burrows, Marg [or Mary??] X Burrows her marke. Signed Samuell Rogers, John Rogers, & Samuell Beebee. Ack 21 Nov 1712. Recd 21 Nov 1712.

1:144 Thomas Bayley yeoman of Grotton for 5L 5s from Nehemiah Smith Junior of Grotton husbandman … two lotts at nowayank neck … 3a … first division fourth teer of lotts and the thirteenth lott second division … second teer … fourteenth lott of that teer … the previledges of the Pequet Indians only excepted … 9 May 1713. Signed Thoms X Balle his mark. Wit Edward Yemons, Aaron Stark, Jeremiah Geer. Ack 9 May 1713. Recd. 9 May 1713.

1:144-146 Robert Creary of Groton husbandman … for 30L from William Starke … 40A … adjacent to the County Roade … Springers Brooke … by Joseph Gards land … this tract of parsel of land said Robart Creary sold for to pay centaine debts of his fathers Mr. Peter Creary deceased … [year and day blank] 1712 … Signed Robart Crery, Peter Crery. Wit Daniel Eldsey, John Stark. Ack 2 Jun 1712. Recd 2 Jun 1712.

1:146-147 Thomas Bennet late of New London now of Groton mason to Nehemiah Smith Junr yeoman of Groton for 5L 5s … two lotts of land place called Nawayunk nack … 3A and a half … 13 Feb 1712 … Signed Thos. Bennet. Wit Andrew Kinicum, Henry Gordon, Elesabeth Kinicum O her mark. Ack 14 Feb 1712/13. Recd. 14 Feb 1712/13.

1:148-149 Stephen Starke of Groton yeoman for 5L from Edward Yeomans of Groton husbandman … sold … two lotts of land at the place called Nawayunk neck … 3A and a half … 30 Mar 1713. Signed Stephen A Stark his marke. Wit Nehemiah Smith Junr, Lydiah Smith, Margret M Palmes her marke. Ack 30 Mar 1713. Recd 30 Mar 1713.

1:149 Samuel Fish of Groton yeoman for love and good will for my loving son Samuell Fish Junr of the same towne … give … certain tract of land … Lieut. John Fanings land … by John Fannings house … 140A … 1 Jul 1712. Signed Samuell Fish. Wit Daniel Eldredg, John Starke. Ack 1 Jul 1712. Recd 1 Jul 1712.

1:152-153 Samuell Fish of Groton yeomon … for love and good will & affection which I have and do beare towards my loving son Moses Fish of the same town … given … tract of land … widow Walworth … Lieut. John Fanning House … Samuel Fish Juner northeast corner … this line being the desedent line between my two sons Samuell and Moses Fish … 250A … 1 Jul 1712. Signed Samuell Fish. Wit Daniel Edgredg, John Starke. Capt Samuell Fish ack. 1 Jul 1712. Recd 1 Jul 1712.

1:153-154 Andrew Davis for 5L 10s from Nehemiah Smith yeomon … two lotts of land place called nawayunk nack containing 3A and half … first devision … 7 Feb 1712 …Signed Andrew Davis. Wit Edward Yemons, Aaron Stark, Lydiah Smith. Ack and recd 28 Feb 1712/13.

1:158 William Starke Juner of Grotton yeoman … for … 5L … from Edward Yemans of Groton husbandman … sold … two lotts of land in Nowayanck neck … three acres and half … 9 May 1713 … Signed William Stark. Wit Samuel ???, William W. Spicer. Ack and Recd 9 May 1713.

1:159 Peter Williams and Micah Williams both of Groton … doe acquit … Josiah Hains … from all debts due and demands legacies … particularly we bind ourselves … to discharge the sd Josiah Haines abovesd of all debts … in respect to any portion arising to us from our defauct father Lambert being fully and perfectly payd the sd Legacy or portion arising or devised to us by our father Lambert (by Josiah Haines) and being fully satisfied … make no further claim to sd Lamberts Estate but have received in most ample manner both as to estate real and personal we order this instrument to be recorded this 17 of September 1712. Signed Peter Williams, the mark of Micah Williams. Wit E. Woodbridge, the mark of H Hannah Woodbridge. Recd 17 Sep 1712.

1:159-160 Joshua Bill to Nehemiah Smith for 5L 10s .. 2 lots in Nawayunk neck 3 and a half acres … 13 Feb 1712/13. Signed Joshua Bill. Wit James Morgan, William Morgan, Lydiah Smith. Ack and Recd 13 Feb 1712/13 Nehemiah Smith Justice

1:164 John Rogers of New London … ack that I have sold to Stephen Stark of Groton a parcel of land joining to the 20A where his now dwelling house is which sd 20A was given to him by my brother Samuell Rogers, myself and Samuell Beebee of Long Island and Southhold as by a deed under our hands doth appear … bounded … between ye sd Stephen Starke and his brother Aaron Stark being land which ye sd Aaron Starke hired?? of Samuel Rogers and myself, Samuell Beebee … 8, 11m, 1713/14. Signed John Rogers. Wit Hudson Springer his O marke, Sarah Collver. Ack and Recd 14 Jan 1713/14.

1:164 Samuel Beebee of Southhold in the County of Suffolk and Colony of New York yeoman for 5L pay by Stephen Stark of Groton … in partnership between John Rogers of sd New London and myself and others as of record may appear. About 10A … bounded by Capt. Fishes land on the south by the said Starks land on the west with land leased to Aaron Stark by Samuel Rogers, John Rogers and Samuel Beebee … 14 Jan 1713/14. Signed Samuel Beebe. Wit William Morgan, Isaac Fox. Ack and Recd 14 Jan 1713/14.

1:166 John Shools of Grotton yeoman … for 5L … from Nehemiah Smith Junior of Grotton husbandman …. Two lotts of land called Nowayanck neck containing 3 and half acres … Signed John Shools. Wit Aaron Stark, William Stark Junr, Thomas Parke. Ack and Recd 9 May 1713.

1:168 Groton April 14 1713 Then received of Elizabeth Wicks widow and adminintratrex on the estate of John Wicks late of sd Groton deceased the sum of thirteen pound fourteen shillings and eight pence monies wch I except of in full for the debt wch was due to me from sd John Wicks and doe freely give to the sd Elizabeth Wicks the Remand that is due to me as witness my hand Robert Geere. Recorded 3 Mar 1714.

1:168-169 Joseph Packer of the towne of Kingstowne in Rhoad Island … in consideration of the sum of 110L by my brother James Packer of Groton … acquit … sold … give unto the sd James Packer … one thirde part of a certaine farme situate in Groton which said farme was given by the last will and testament of my honored father Mr. John Packer of New London deceased to my sd brother James Packer, my brother Benjamin Packer and myselfe, the said farme is bounded north with land in the possesion of John and Samuel Barrows easterly with Mistick River southward partly with the Salt water & partly with nawanek neck and easterly with the land of Lieut. John Faning. … 17 Mar 1713. Signed Joseph J Packer his mark. Wit Samuell Avery, Susana Avery, Mary Avery. Ack and Recd 17 Mar 1713.

1:186-187 Aaron Stark, John Wells & Thomas Wells all of Groton yeomen sendeth greetings … 35L … from Joseph Wells of Groton yeoman … lott of land in Groton being the heads of that land [ ] by their father deceased containing by estimation forty acres … [unreadable] … Signed Aaron Stark, John Wells, Thomas Wells. Wit Ebenezer Avery, Dorothy Avery. Ack. And Recd 20 Jan 1713/4.

1:190-191 John Culver Junr of Groton yeoman for 25 pounds … from Stephen Starke of Groton husbandman … a certain tract … 40a … southerly end of the Great Meadow which was formerly called Regers? Meadow … sd Gallup line … 27 Feb 1713/4 … Signed John Collver. Wit Nehemiah Smith Junr., Lidiah Smith. Ack and Recd 27 Feb 1713/4.

1:196 Samuell Avery of Groton for 33L 10s … payd by Aaron Stark … sell … 60a granted to me by the sd town of Groton 29 Jan 1712/13 … 5 Mar 1713/4. Signed Samuell Avery. Wit James Packer, Ephraim Cullver. Ack and Recd 19 Apr 1714.

1:197 Thomas Baley for 21L money or the equale valew thereof in other lands to satisfaction … from Aaron Stark of Grotton … sold … 20A … part of a tract containing 100a originally granted to Capt. Daniell Witherell … Signed Thomas C Baley his mark. Wit Rolf Stoder, Samll. Avery Junr. Ack and Recd 19 Apr 1714.

1:197-198 Gershom Rice of Groton … for 100L from Aaron Stark of Groton … being part of 200a of land formerly given to Daniel Layne by the town of new London … to Nathaniel Browns … Luke Perkins … Jonathan Smith … being 10a sd Gershom Rice bought of the town of Groton bounded as by record may appear … two track being by estimation 41a?? … (Jonas Rice his right in sd great maple swamp as by record may appear and the one half of ye [?] mine only excepted] … 29 Apr 1714 … Signed Gershom Rice. Wit David Yemons, Nehemiah Smith Junr. Ack. And Recd 29 Apr 1714.

1:203 Stephen Starke of Groton … for 16L … by Capt. Samuell Fish of Groton … all the right … all the estate that was my father Aaron Starks … ? Feb 1714 Signed Stephen Stark. Wit John Wood, John Morgan. Ack and recd 3 Feb 1714.

1:204-205 Stephen Stark of Groton … for 90L … by Capt. Samuell Fish … 40A … bounded by … now in the possession of the widow Walworth … Samuell Fishes land which he bought of the Rogers and Samuell Beeby bounded on the west with land that Samuell Rogers, John Rogers and Samuell Beeby leased out to Aaron Starke … 3 Feb 1714. Signed Stephen Stark, Hannah Stark. Wit John Wood, James Morgan. Ack and Recd 3 Feb 1714/15.

1:211 William Baley of Groton for 5L from Edward Yeomans of Groton husbandman … two lotts of land in Groton at a place called Nowayank neck … three and a half acres … 9 May 1713. Signed William W Balle his mark. Wit Aaron Stark, Samuel Nuten?, Jeremiah Geer. Ack and Recd 9 May 1713.

1:222-223 Joseph Wells husbandman of Groton for 60L from John Hays living northward of Lan??? Hill the line between the sd Groton and Stoningham husbandman … 40A … land of John Burrows … he the said Wells having obtained the same by his father late deceased in Groton … 21 Jun 1714 … Signed Joseph Wells. Wit Gershom Rice, Aaron Stark. Ack and Recd 21 Jun 1714.

1:224-225 Andrew Kinnicum of Groton yeoman … for 6L from Nehemiah Smith of Groton yeoman … two lots of land at Nawayunk Neck three and half acres … 20 Jan 1713/4. Signed Andrew Kinicum. With Andrew David, the mark X of Henry Williams, Aaron Stark. Ack and Recd 7 Jun 1714.

1:225 William Stark Sener of Grotton … yeoman … for love good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my well beloved son William Stark Juner of the town and county aforesaid yeoman … a certain tract of land being in the town of Groton which I purchased of John Plasto … north east corner tree it being a Chestnut tree marked on four sides with WS and VW standing by a brook then running by the brook till it comes to the main brook near east then running up the main brook till it comes to a maple tree standing in the brook marked on four sides then running near east to a black oak tree by the side of the hill marked on four sides with WL on it then running by the Indian path near north to the first mentioned bounds … 21 Dec 1713 … Signed William Starke. Wit Valentine Wightman, Isaac Lamb. Ack and Recd 26 May 1714.

1:225-226 William Stark Junr son of William Stark Sener aforsayd do acknoledge that I have received my full portion of land of my father & full satisfaction in witness whereof I have set to my hand and seal the 21 Dec 1713. William Stark. Witnessed by us Valentine Wightman, Isaac lamb. William Stark Juner the subscriber personally appeared and acknowledged the above written receipt to be his free act and deed before me May 26 1714 Nehemiah Smith Justice Entered to be Recorded May 26 1714.

1:227 John Rogers of New London to John Packer of Groton all my land bounded on Adam Gallop partly and on aforesd John Packer partly and partly on Stephen Williams … 3L 10s … that the land I gave to his father I now confirm to him the sd Packer … 19, 12m, 1713/4. Signed John Rogers. Wit John Collver Junr, Aaron Stark. Ack 19 Feb 1713/14 and Recd 22 Feb 1713/4.

1:227-228 John Collver of Groton … doe give to my son John Collver a tract of land in the town of Groton called by the Indian name Chepadus bounded on the east by a tract of land which I gave to my Son John Collver formerly bounded on the north by Land I bought of Curnocl Pinshon the first bounded on the west by a run of water which devides between brother Joseph Collver and me bounded on the south with the sawmill … I reserve to my self the said John Collver is now? have possession of this land above ritten not while after the decease of his father and mother and if my wife out liveth me she is to hold the same possession while she bears my name and after her decease the said John Collver is to take liberty to build himself a dwelling house west of the sawmill and the improvement of too akers of land west of the sawmill leaving a ??? way by the mill pond to the brook he have liberty also to plant an orchard where I shall appoint him my son John have free Lyberty to dispose of this tract of land to which of his sones he pleases … 22 Apr 1712. Signed John Collver. Wit the mark of Joseph Collver, the mark of Ann Collver. Ack and recd 2 Jun 1712.

1:228 William Stark of Groton yeoman for 6L 10s from Nehemiah Smith of Groton … sold … two lotts of land in Groton at Nawayunk neck containing three and half acres … 16 Feb 1714. Signed William Stark. Wit James ???, Daniel Eldred.

1:230-231 Joseph Gard of Stoningtowne … for 60L … payd by Daniel Eldred of Stoningtown …8A … land and meadow that was Robert Parks … Colvers deceased and by him in his lifetime aleanated to John Wintap Esqr, Robart Gard and by him the said John Winthrop in his last will and testament bequeathed to Leut. ???? John Livingstone and his former wife which said Livingstone and his wife alienated to sd Joseph Gard … 30 Sep 1714. Signed Joseph I Gard his mark. Wit George Denison, William Stark. Ack and recd 30 Sep 1714.

1:231-232 Zachriah Mains of Groton yeoman for 5L from Nehemiah Smith … two lotts of land … three and half acres … Nawayunk neck … 30 Sep 1714. Signed Zachriah Maines. Wit Thomas Bennet, William Starke. Ack and recd 1 Oct 1714.

1:232-233 Isaac Lamb of Groton for 170L payd by William Stark Juner of Groton … 50A … near Mistick River bounded with Majher Winthrop's land and on the north with land layed out to ----- Springer and towards the west with a brook commonly called Colvers brook and …. The South with land in the possession of sd Craig … Major Winthrops land fifty and two Rods together with all such buildings and … timber fruit trees above and under woods ways rights libertys …1 April 1714. Signed Isaac Lamb. Wit John C Cooke his mark. Huttson Springer his X mark. Ack and recd 2 Apr 1714.

1:233-234 Thomas Lamb of Grotton yeoman for 6L from Nehemiah Smith of Grotton merchant … two lots of land … nawayank neck … three and half acres … ?? Jan 1713/4. Signed Thomas C his mark Lamb. Wit Andrew Kinicum, Andrew Davis. Ack and recd 15 & 16 Oct 1714.

1:234-235 William Stark of Groton yeoman … I the sayd William Stark Juner for 150L paid by Isaac Lamb of Groton … 500A adjacent to the land of Valentine Whitman … Ephraim Collvers land … Indian path … the sayd Isaac Lamb his heirs and assigns to his and their own sole and proper use benefit and behoof from hence forth for ever and the sayd William Stark … 1 Apr 1714 … Signed William Stark. Wit John C Cooke his mark. Huttson X Springer his mark. William Stark Juner the subscriber personally appeared and ack the above written instrument to be his free act and deed before me 2 Apr 1714. Nehemiah Smith Justice. Recd 2 Apr. 1714.

1:241-242 Capt. Samuell Fish of Groton for ---- from Aaron Stark of Groton … 13 Nov 1714 …Signed Samuell Fish. Wit Nehemiah Smith Junr. John Williams. Ack. And Recd. 30 Nov 1714. The deed above mentioned that is assigned over unto sd Aaron Stark recd by me Nehemiah Smith Town Clerk.

1:242 Be it known to all Christian people to whom these presents shall come know ye that wee Aaron Starke, John Stark and Abial Stark all of Groton … together with our brother Stephen Stark of Groton defend the premises contained in a deed made by our sd brother Stephen Starke unto Capt. Samuell Fish of sd Groton baring date ----1714 …. South with land now in the possession of Walworth … 2? Nov 1714 … Signed Aaron Stark, John Stark, Abial Stark. Wit Timothy Harrick?, Robert Bur???? Ent and recd Nov. 1714.

1:252-253 Aaron Stark to Rafe Stoder … by Capt. Daniel Witherell … 6 Jan 1714/5 Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Ebenezer Jen---, Nathaniel W---, John X his mark Shols. Ack and recd 6 Jan 1714/5.

1:254-255 Aaron Stark of Groton yeoman for 100L … discharge the sd Edward Yeomans … two tracts of land part of 200A of land formerly given to Daniel Layn by the town of New London … to Nathaniel -----… Luke Perkins land … Ack 15 Sep 1714/5

1:271 Edward Yeomans of Groton for 4L 5s from Edward Ashby of Groton … newayunk neck … 21 Dec 1714 … Signed Edward Yeomons. Wit Aaron Stark, Nathaniel Weeden.

1:273? Rafe Stoder of Groton yeoman … for 6L from Aaron Stark of Groton … two lots of land at a place called Nowanck neck three and one half acres … 6 Jan 1714/5 … Signed Ralf Stooder. Wit Ebenezer Denness, Nathaniel Weeden. Ack and Recd 6 Jan 1714/5.

1:279-280 Robert Burrows of Groton yeoman to Edward Yeomans … for 5L 10s … three and half acres at Nowaneck Neck … Signed Robert Burrows Wit John Packer, Aaron Stark. Ack and recd 16 Feb 1713/14.

1:281-282? James Culver of Groton to Edward Yeomans husbandman … for 5L … two lotts of land at a place called Nawaunck three and half acres …26 May 1714. Signed James Cullver. Wit Aaron Stark, Thomas Parke, Joseph Wells. Ack and Recd 26 May 1714.

1:287Aaron Stark of Groton yeoman for 2L 5s paid by Nathaniel Weeden of Groton cordwinder … one lott of land containing one acre at nowayuck Neck … 6 Jan 1714/5. Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Nehemiah Smith. Ebenezer Jenness. Ack and recd 6 Jan 1714/5.

1:293-294 William Stark Junor of Groton … for 180L … from Daniell Elderidge of Stoningtown … sold … 50A lying near Mistick River … bounded on the east with Wintrops land bounded on the north with land now in the possession of John Cook bounded on the west with a brook commonly called Culvers brook bounded on the South with land now in the possession of Peter Creary … 3 Nov 1715. Signed William Stark Juner. Wit James Packer, John Williams. Ack and recd 3 Nov 1715.

1:294 Stephen Starke of Groton husbandman for 38L from Bieal Samons of Groton … all the land mentioned … 2 Aug 1715. Signed Stephen Stark. Wit Lydia Smith, Hannah Smith, David Collver. Ack and recd 14 Aug 1715. The deed belonging to ye above written assignment is recorded in Fol 196.

1:295 Aaron Stark of Groton husbandman for the sum of 12L from Stephen Stark of sd Groton … assign and make over this within written deed and all the land therein mentioned … 5 Aug 1715. Signed Aaron Stark. Wit David Collver, Abiell X Samons his mark, Lydia Smith. Ack and recd 5 Aug 1715. The deed belonging to this assignment is recorded in fol 1707/8.

1:298 Articles of agreement indented made concluded and agreed upon the 28 day of February between William Stark of Grotton in the County of New London yeoman of the one part and Valentine Wightman of the town county aforesaid of the other part as folet viz for the settlement of the line between us as in these presents soleming expressed for us our heirs and every of them do agree to these bounds begening at a wolnut tree Crooked standing on the hill marked from thence running nor west about nine rod to a oke tree marked on fore sides from thence running westerly on a strait line to a ash tree standing by the brook about tow or three rods from the marked maple tree menchened in a deed bareing date Jeneary 3rd 1708 being sudderly from the sd maple tree It is furder agreed that the way of two rod wide mede in a deed of gift barin date December 6th 1707 is reserved and included in this agreemnt and for as much as this line sd runes across corners of both parties land it is agreed by both parties to quit our claimes to each other and confirm the abovesaid bounds forever for us and our heirs whereof the parties to these presents have set their handes and seals hear unto the 28 day February. Signed William Stark, Valentine Wightman. Signed, sealed and delivered in presents us Aaron Stark, Moses Fish. William Starke and Valentine Wightman the subscribers personally appeared and acknowledged the above written agreement to be their free act and deed before me Nehemiah Smith Justice Groton March ye 16 1714/15. Entered to be Recorded March 16 1714/5.

1:303-304 Aaron Stark of Groton for 33L 10s paid by Thomas Baley of Grotton … a certain tract of land containing 60A … to Lt. Samuell Avery and joining the east side of sd Avery land which he bought of Mr. Woodbridg … 29 Apr 1714 … Signed Aaron Stark. Wit James ----, Gershom ---- Ack and recd 29 Apr 1714.

1:306 Ephraim Collver of Groton … 28L … from Abiel Stark of Groton husbandman … land that was my fathers Ephrems Collers of Groton … 28 Jan 1715/16 … Signed Ephraim Collver. Wit Aaron Stark, Lydia Smith. Ack and recd 28 Jan 1715/16.

1:306 Mary Collver of Groton … for 8L … from Abiel Stark of Groton husbandman … sold … all my right title interest in the estate that ever was my fathers Ehrems Collver of Groton deceased in the Collony of Connecticut … 3 Feb 1715/16. Signed Mary M Collver her mark. Wit Nehemiah Smith Junr, Lydia Smith. Ack and Recd 3 Feb 1715/16.

1:307 Samuell Rogers, John Rogers, of New London and Samuell Beebee of Southhold on Long Island have least out to Aaron Starke of Groton …tract of land in Groton near his now dwelling house bounded on the northward the sd Starks own land and on ye south with land in the possession of ye widow Walsworth and Eastward with the line which he ye sd Aaron Stark and his brother Stephen agreed upon to be ye line between them and on ye westward corners with two oaks marked this land wee have leased out to sd Aaron Stark for five pounds the year wch he doth ingage to pay yearly to either Samuell or John Rogers aforesd in currant money of new England till such time he can purchas ye sd Land of us ye said Samuell Rogers John Rogers and Samuell Beebee aforesd we having engaged to ye sd Aaron Starke ut whensover he shall pay unto us twenty shillings the acrew upon recit thereof we will give him a deed of sale of sd. Land to him & his heirs forever and if we should decease before the accomplishment of the payment hereof we do by these … 21, 6m, 1712. Signed Samll. Rogers, John Rogers, Aaron Stark. Wit John Wood, John Rogers Junr, Hannah Starke.

1:307 we being witnesses to these on the other side of this paper do testifie to the truth of it that Aaron Starke of Groton came to the now dwelling house of John Rogers Senr of New London and there did --- and bargain for sd land mentioned in sd lease with Samuel Rogers now deceased and wth sd John Rogers an dsd Starke that his name should be entered in the --- with the sd Rogers they not knowing but yt when he should come to see how they had disposed of their parte he might have assented to do ye like and we have signed to sd instrument likewise but not knowing wether he would or no it was agree sd Starke should pay ye rent to one of ye sd Rogers yt he having --- and bought their part out --- the lease appears And we were desired both by sd Star and sd Rogers to be witness --- their signing sealing and finishing the sd instrument between ye three as witness our hands this 13 of Feb 1715/16. Signed John Wood, Hannah Stark. Ack and Recd? 13 Feb 1715/16.

1:310 Be it known … the subscribers do … acknowledge that we have received our full parts of shears of all ye estate that was our father Aaron Starks of Groton deceased … and acquit all our right title claim or demand whatsoever of or unto the estate of our sd father Aaron Starke and to every part therof unto our brother Aaron Stark of said Groton … 29 May 1716. Signed John Stark Aabiel Stark, Joseph Collver, Sarah Stark. Wit Samll. Fox, David Collver. Ack and recd 29 May 1716.

1:312-313 This indenture made this 6 Jun 1716 between Aaron Stark of Groton … husbandman … and John Rose of New Sheram? In ye Collony of Rhode Island .. for 140L … sell unto John Rose … 300A whereon he now dwells … widow Walsworths land … Capt. Samll Fish's land and Joseph Wells land together with a parcel containing 40A … 6 Jun 1726 … Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Samuell Rothburn, Simon RayeJunr. Ent and recd 7 Jun 1716. The Reason of this second acknoledgment which is under written is because the first is not according to our law and custom. Aaron Starke of Groton the subscriber personally appeard and acknowledged the above written instrument to be his free act and deed before me Nehemiah Smith Justice of Peace January the 19 171920.

1:323-324 Robert Creary of Groton for 4L paid by Danll Eldredg of Stonington 10A … 31 May 1715 … Signed Robert Crary. Wit William Stark, Moses Fish.

1:326-327 William Stark Senior of Groton … for 125L … unto William Stark Junr … 40A … beginning at a bridge called by ye name of Springers bridge … 6 Jan 1716/17. Signed William Starke. Wit Danl. Eldredge. Edward Han Cox. Ack and recd 3 Mar 1715/16.

1:327-328 Stephen Stark of Groton for sum of 5L 10s … from Capt John Morgan of Groton …. 23 Jan 1715/16. Signed Stephen Stark. Wit James Packer, Samuell Burrows. Ack and recd 24 Jan 1715/16.

1:328 William Starke Junor of Groton … for sum of 140L … from Samuell Fish … forty acres … brook called Springers brook … by Thomas Parkses land … 28 Aug 1716. Signed William Stark. Wit Thomas Parke, Moses Fish. Ack and recd 28 Aug 1716.

1:332 Groton June ye 27th 1715 whereas we ye subscribers being chosen to lay out to Sergent Will Starke of Groton a tract of land originally belonging to Mr. Morgan of New London wee having survaid a swamp lying northerly of ye contry roade which runs by the meeting house towards mistick which bounds being as foloweth at the South East near the coutry Rode with a walnut tree marked four sides and Stones layd by it and from thens northely twenty eight rods to a Great Chesnut tree marked four sides with Stones Layd by it and from thens westerly one hundred rods to a small burch tree standing by a prity big rocke and stones layd on it and from thens sotherly thirty six rods to a walnut tree standing near sd contry road marked on four sides with stones layd by it and from thens east to ye first bound marked walnut tree the above sd conditions being such that I the sd Starke doo relinquist at demands and claimes of the town of Groton James Morna, James Avery Jun., Nehemiah Smith Junr. Entered to be Recorded January 31st 1716. (Note Calculates out to be about 20 acres. CLL)

1:332-333 William Stark of Groton for 25L from Joseph Hadsall of Westerly in the Collony of Rode Island … 40A … 31 Jan 1716/17. Signed William Stark. Wit Aaron Stark, Ephraim Collver. Sergt. William Stark ack. 1 Feb 1716. Recd 1 Feb 1716.

1:333-334 William Stark of Groton for the love good will and affection which I have unto my well beloved son Christopher Stark … give …[???A] … Isaac Foxes land …part of his portion to him … Signed William Starke. Wit Joseph Hadsall, Aabiel Stark. Ack and Recd 31 Jan 1716/17.

1:337-338 John Arnold of New London for 17L 10S from William Starke Senor of Groton yeoman … tract of land in Groton at a place called Cowhill … 24A …17a originally Samuell Rogers of Westerly and seven acres Joseph Wells dyed possessed of … 30 Apr 1716. Signed John Arnold. Wit James Morgan, Jonathan Starr. Ack and Recd 13 Apr 1716.

1:340-341 Joshua Hemstead of New London … for 5L 10s from Deacon James Morgan of Groton … nowayunk neck … March 1716/17. Signed Joshua Hempsted. Wit Nehemiah Smith Junr, Thomas Wells. Ack and recd 20 Mar 1716/17.

1:341-342 To all Christian people to whom this present deed of Gift may come William Stark Senior of Groton in ye county of New London in Conecticut Collony in New England sendeth Greeting know ye that I ye abovesd William Stark for ye good will and kinder affection I bear to my son William Stark Junr and my Granchild Jonathan Stark both of Groton in ye County of New London aforesd have fully freely and absolutely given granted aliened ensealled and confirmed unto William Stark Jun aforesd a certain tract of land during his naturall life and then to my grandchild Jonathan Stark aforesd and his heirs forever laying in Groton and Fuffed? & bounded as followeth (viz) adjoining easterly to Thomas Park beginning at a maple tree at a dark swamp running northerly to land adjoining to Joseph Culver and Samuell Lamb by ye brook side to a maple tree then running west and by north east upon the brook to a black oake tree marked on four sides from thence running by a l--- of rocks near South about eighty rods the by ye road to the first mentioned tr by ye dark swamp it being thirty acres more or less together with all ye trees wood timber hearbidge? Rivers brooks common --- --edges and appurtenances to ye same belonging to him the sd William Stark Junr during his naturall life and after his decease to my Granchild Jonathan Stark and his heirs forever to thear only proper use and behooffe and ye sd William Stark aforesd do by these presents declare that he hath a good and lawfull right whereby he doth give and make convayence of ye sd land unto ye above sd Will Stark and Jonathan Stark and his heirs forever to be unto --------- estate of inheritance and -------- the sd Will Stark doth declare the sd premises are free and clear as clearly …….. ------ to any part thereof from by or under him or from or by his heirs executors or administrators to the sd Will Stark and Jonathan Stark aforesd his heirs executors administrators he will warrant and forever defend In witness whereof he hath hereunto sett his hand and seal this third day of March In the second year of our Soveran Lord George King of great Briton and In ye Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifteen sixteen. Signed William Starke. Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of Nehemiah Smith Junr, Hannah Smith. Mr. William Stark the subscriber personally appeared and acknowledged the above written Instrument to be his free act and deed before me Nehemiah Smith Justice March ye 3the 1715/16 Entered to be recorded March ye 3th 1715/16.

1:345 James Packer of Groton for the sum of five pounds from Samuell Run---- two lots of land … nawank neck 1A and 1A … 4 Oct 1715 …Signed James Packer. Wit Aaron Stark, John Stark. Ack and recd 6 Feb 1715/16.

1:351-352 Andrew Davis of Groton …for love and good will … to my son Comfort Davis of Groton … 1A in the town of Groton near the dwelling house of the sd Andrew Davis … 6 May 1717 … Signed Andrew Davis. With John Williams, Abiel Stark. Ack and recd 6 May 1717.

1:355 Joshua Hempsted of New London for 40s paid by Nehemiah Smith Esqr. Of the town of Groton …one lot of land by estimation one acre … place called nowayunk neck … 20 Mar 1716/17. Signed Joshua Hempsted. Wit Richard Crooks, Thomas Wells. Ack and recd 2 Dec 1717.

1:356 Samuell Lambe of Groton … for 6L … from Edward Yeomans of Groton … lot of land in nowayunk neck three and half acres … 28 Mar 1715/16. Signed Samuell Lambe. Wit William Willcocks, Nehemiah Smith Junr. Ack and recd 28 Mar 1717/16.

1:365 Joseph Hadsall of Westerly in the Collony of Rode Island yeoman for 25L from William Stark of Grotton … 40A in Grotton … 21 Nov 1717. Signed Joseph Hadsall. Wit Hannah Fox, John Lambe. Ack and recd 18 Dec 1717.

1:369 Josiah Hayns of Groton yeoman for 2L 15S … one lott of land Nawayunk nect one acre … 18 Dec 1717. Signed Josiah Hayns. Wit Thomas Wells, Isaac Burrows. Ack and recd ? Mar 1717/18.

1:374-375 William Starke of Groton for 6L paid to me by Valentine Whitman, Isaac Lamb, Joseph Colver, John Stark, Robert Bures?, Stephen Stark, Joseph Colver Junr, Thomas Lamb, Samuell Lamb, Aaron Stark, Mary Walworth, Hannah Burres, James Colver, David Colver, William Stark Junr, Abiel Stark, Christofer Stark, Mary Colver all of Groton … an acre and a half of land within the land of the aforesd William Stark at the Burying place and where the meting house frame stands in the township Countie aforesd butted and bounded as followeth … tree marked on four sides … bounding butting every way on William Starks land aforesaid to have and to hold all …It is to be understood that this is for a burying place and meeting house and -------- from it and that the aforesaid William Stark doth reserve to himself the convenence of the buring of himself or any of his. Signed William Starke. Sealed and delivered in presence of Ephyraim Collver, Jonathan Collver. Sergt William Stark the subscriber personally appeared and acknowledged the above written instrument to be his ----- and deed before me Groton March 24 1717/18. Nehemiah Smith Junior. Entered to be Recorded March 24th 1717/18.

1:375 Wee the subscribers Select men of the town of Groton seeing it needful to lay out a private highway to go through Conveant Gates and ba from the dwelling house of Capt. Samuel Fish of sd Groton unto the dwelling house of Aaron Stark of sd Groton we do lay out sd way where it now goeth and hath hon this several years last past and from sd Starks to the Contrey Road where sd path now goes dated in Groton June 1708. Wm. Morgan, John Morgan, Joshua Bill, Imos Stark. Entered to be Recorded October 25 1718. Selectmen.

1:376-377 John Collver Junr of Groton … for love good will which I have and do bare towards my loving friend Stephen Stark of Groton … 8A … on Abial Samons land … Collvers land … 21 Nov 1718. Signed John Collver. Wit John Plumbe Junr, Sarah Edwards. Ack and recd 11 Nov 1718.

1:385 William Starke of Groton … for love & affection for his son Christopher Starke … give … north east corner of Isaac Foxes land at a stone marked with WS … at the countrey roade that goeth from Newlondon to Stonington … about 100 rods eastward from sd William Starks now dwelling house on the north side of sd roade which bound is William Starks Junr corner tree … to the corner of his sd sons own land from thence bounded with his own land … reserving only that the sd William Starke shall have the premises above menshoned to possess and improve during his natural life & if sd William Starks now wife shall outlive him then she shall have the lower roome in the new house and one third part of sd land for her maintainance during her widowhood but in case she shall marey again to have nothing … 24 Mar 1716. Signed William Stark. Wit Ephraim Collver, Jonathan Collver. Sergt William Stark ack and recd 24 Mar 1717/18.

1:386 William Stark of Groton yeoman do give all right and title to his well beloved son Christopher Stark to have and to hold all the above bargained premises … 1717. Signed William Stark. Wit William Stark Junr. Ephraim Collver. Sgt. William Stark ack and recd 24 Mar 1717/18.

1:386-387 Deed of Sale shall come William Stark Junr. of Groton … for 60L from Mr. James Packer of Groton Yeoman … 11 lots of land at a place called Nawaunck Neck … 11A … originally the lots of Severall Persons hereinafter named vizt; Robert Borrows, Joseph Cullver Junr, Joseph Guard, Hersham Rice, Sergt. William Morgan, Thomas Lamb, Georg Goars, John Barnard, Samuell Lambe, Samuell Borrows & Robert Stodder …18 Aug 1718. Signed William Stark Junr. Wit Samuell Avery, Thomas Mumford, The mark of Josias X Weeks?? Ack and recd 24 Sep 1718.

1:394 William Starke of Groton husbandman for 21L 10s … payde by Samuel Davis of Groton … sell … 35A … the meeting house to mistick … 3 Nov 1718. Signed William Starke. Wit Thomas Chipman, Benjamin B Springer his marke. Ack and recd 6 Nov 1718 & 2 Dec 1718.

1:407-406 [upside down] John Phychon Senr Esqr. And John Pynchon Junr. Gentlm. Both of Springfield in Hampshire in the Province of Massachuset Baye in New England for 8L from John Culver of the town of New London … sadler …. parcel of land lying in the township of New London neer the Plaine called Cole pit Plaine containing by estimation 40A … bounded Westerly by the land of John Pynchon Senr. & sd John Pynchon Junr, & Easterly partly by the land of sd John Culver and partly by the land of Benjam. Springer and partly by the land of Isaack Lamb and northerly by the land of William Gallop and southerly by the Land of the sd Culver … 17 May 1698. Signed John Pynchon, John Pynchon 2d. Wit John Milliar?, Johojada Bartlet, John Holyoke. Entered for Record 2 Jun 1712.

1:405 17 May 1698. John Pynchon Esqr and John Pynchon Junr. Gentm. Both of them above mentioned ack. Before one John Holyoke just. peace.

1:408-409 same deed.

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1:434 John Culver of Groton … give unto my Loveing Son David Culver of Groton … miery Swamp … to Thomas Lambs land … nothing excepted only 6A of land at the SE corner of this tract … leave to myselfe free and clear liberty to laye out the six acres of land without any control when I shall --- … 7 Jul 1718. Signed John Culver. Wit Stephen Stark, Sarrah Tuttle??. Ack and recd 8 Jul 1718, 22 Sep 1718.

1:435 Isaac Lambe of Groton yeoman … for 30L … from Ephraim Culver of Groton husbandman … 40A … William Gallops land northerly upon Thomas Lambs land westerly upon the aforesd Isaac Lambs medow … corner tree of John Starks and so bounded southwest upon John Starkes Land … 2 Apr 1716. Signed Isaac lamb. Wit Aaron Stark, Abiah Stark. Ack and recdd 3 Apr 1716.

1:468-469 Stephen Stark of Groton … for divers good causes & valuable considerations but more effectually in consideration of ye sum of 8L from Samuell Davis of Groton … right to the common and undivided land in Groton … 19 Feb 1719/20. Signed Stephen Stark. Wit Samll. Lane, Humphry Avory. Ack and Recd. 19 Feb 1719/20.

1:469-470 Abiall Stark of Groton … sell … to William Stark Junr. of Groton for a valuable consideration … all my right & title of the within mentioned tract of Land … 13 Dec 1718. Signed Abiall Stark. Wit Samll. Burrows, Christopher Stark. Ack in Lebanon 2 Jan 1718/19 and recd 16 Apr 1719.

1:470-471 John Cullver Junr of Groton to James Culver for a valuable consideration … a certain tract of land … one Peter Carraryes land one Capt. Samuell Fishes land … 29 Aug 1717. Signed John Collver. Wit Valintine Wightman, Joanna Wightman. Ack and recd 11 Mar 1717/18, 10 Apr 1718.

1:472 Joseph Weeks of Groton for 35L of Aron Stark of Groton … 40A 5 Jun 1718. Signed Joseph Weeks. Wit John Plumbe, Thoams Bartlett. Ack 5 Jun 1718. Recd 30 Mar 1718/19.

1:473 William Stark of Groton gentleman for 18L payed by James Collver … one dwelling house that stands upon the land that I heired? of John Cullver of Groton aforesd and all my right in the land which I have of John Culver by Lease … 23 Jul 1714. Signed William Starke. Wit William Starke Junr. John Starke. Entered 6 Jun 1715.

1:478 William Starke Senr of Groton … for 24L … paid by Daniell Denison of Stoningtown … Corn? Hill … 16 and a half Acres … Black oke mared S L … bounded by lands formerly in possession of Samll. Rogers of Westerly and somewhat westward of Joseph Wells's house in sd Groton and not far from Capt. Samll. Fish his land … 3 Mar 1719/20. Signed William Starke. Wit Nehemiah Smith, Jonathan Hinklye, Nathan Smith. Ack and recd 3 Mar 1719/20.

1:482 Joseph Culver Senior husbandman for love and affection to my son Jonathan Collver … by my son Joseph's … corner of Samuell Lambs land … bounds between Brother John … Signed Joseph I Collver his mark. Wit Aaron Starke, Ephraim Collver. Ack and recd 16 Mar 1719/20.

1:488 Abiall Starke of Lebanon in ye county of New London … husbandman for 32L … from Josh. Collver Junr. … in ye town of Groton at tract of land Ephraim Collver Senr late of Groton decd dyed lawfully heired of without partition among ye heirs of ye sd Ephraim Collver ye sd Abiall Starke doth hereby for him … conveigh all ye estate that he heth in & unto ye sd Tract of Land unto ye sd Joseph Collver … Signed Aabiel Starke. Wit Samll Avery, John Ledyard. Ack and recd 10 May 1720.

1:490-491 William Starke Senior of Groton .. yeoman … for 20L … paid by Samll. Davis yeoman … all my right title interest claim in ye common lands and in all undivided lands … as descending to me from my Honoured Father Mr. Aaron Starke sometime of New London now Deceased or by virtue of my own property as a patentee or by --- or personal estate in said Groton … 26 Apr 1720. Signed William Starke. Wit Edward Page, Ephraim Collver. Ack 26 Apr 1720 by Sarg. Willm. Starke and recd 21 May 1720.

1:495 I Mary Collver was not present when ye within instrument was accomplished I do now by the sd presents manifest and declare hereby my full & free consent to yt within written acquitance & do for my self my heirs …. Quit claim to my bother Aaron Starke all my right … in & unto ye estate of any sd fathers within named Aaron Starke Deceased I say of all ye estate by what name or title called my said fathers in witness I hereunto sett my hand & seal this 25the of Nov. 1721. Signed the marke of Mary M Colver. Wit Samll Avery, William Wallsworth. Mary Colver ack 25 Nov 1721. Recd 25 Nov 1721.

1:513 Samuel Fish of Groton quitclaim unto William Starke of Groton all my right unto a certain tract of land in Groton at a place known by the name of Wolfpit Hill … 90A … as set forth in a deed from William Starke to said Samll Fish bearing date 4 May 1713 … 8 Oct 1720. Signed Samuell Fish. Wit Samll. Avery, Lucy Avery. Ack and recd 8 Oct 1720.

1:536 Aaron Starke of Groton yeoman for 400L from William Wilkerson of the town of Westerly in the Colony of Rhode Island … all that his homestead … which is now situated in Groton … 400A … bounded by the widow Wallsworth land … Capt. Fish … William Stark and Isaac Fox … Aaron Stark shall truly pay unto the sd William Wilkerson 400L before the 1 Nov next ensuing 1721 … 7 Feb 1721. Signed Aron Stark. Wit Nathaniel Pullman, John Hille. XK 18 Feb 1720/1. Recd. 20 Feb 1720/1. The abovesd instrument is null and void which I was delivered to under writt by Mr. Wilkinson the morgagee as fro his quit claime recorded in e 618 page of this book.

1:540 Mary Rose of Newshoreham Rhode Island executrix to the last will of John Rose decd … for 100L … from Aaron Stark of Groton yeoman … acquit … to Aaron Stark quit claim … full and peacable possession … to which my beloved husband John Rose deceased ever had … bounded on Widow Wallsworth … Capt. Samll Fish & Joseph Wills & William Stark … 16 Feb 1720/1. Signed Mary Rose. Wit Thomas Mitchel, sd Roses Exor. Mary Rose ack 15 Feb 1720/1.

1:547-548 William Stark Junr of Groton Husbandman … for 11L and a cow & calf … payed by Nehemiah Smith yeoman … right or claim unto all ye common or undevided land in Groton … 26 Apr 1721. Signed William Stark. Wit Samll. Avery, James Chipman, Thomas Chipman. Ack and recd 28 Apr 1721.

1:551-552 We underwritten free holders of ye town of Groton & Stoningtown being appointed by Nehemiah Smith Esqr. One of his majestie's justices of the peace … to fix a deviding lane between mr. William Stark of sd Groton and his Cozen Aron Stark son to Aron Stark decd ye brother of ye sd William Stark according to ye last will & testament of Mr. Aron Stark decd. Father to ye above said Brothers ye boundary --- being lost and we being sworn according to that Law page 246 to a faithfull discharge of our duly and having heard ye severall pleas made to them & Evedences given in and informed our selves by Runing dividing lines by ye Surveyors We have fixed and stated the deviding line between ye sd William Stark and his Cozen Aron Stark as follows to say Aron Stark his land on ye west & William Stark's Land on ye East We began on a Ledge of Rock South Westerly from ye now dwelling house of sd William Stark in Sight of his house at an old ---- that by ye brinck of ye Ledge by a Rock wch a heap of stones by itt to --- Living Evedences to be ye north East Corner of ye Land given by sd Will to Aaron stark decd. Thence to Run a South Line two hundred & Twenty Six Rods by marked trees to another stone standing by a whit oak tree markt with ye Leters M MM W wch Line is the Deviding line between the parties as Wittness our hands & sealls this 29th of Aprill anno 1721. Present John Plumb Surr. Signed John Morgan, William Morgan, Jno. Williams.

1:554-555 David Colver yeoman for 40L from Jonathen Colver … 20A … bounded as followeth … northwest corner of land which I bought of Samll. Lamb … to Ephraim Collvers land to land in ye possession of Jonathan Colvers land … Signed David Colver. Wit Aaron Stark, John Fox. Ack and recd 25 Apr 1721.

1:550-551 Samll. Lamb yeoman of Groton … 20L … paid by Nicholas Street of Groton … Common Land … 3 Apr 1721. Signed Samuel Lamb. Wit Benjamin Ross, Mercy Lamb, Thomas Chipman. Ack and recd 5 Apr 1721.

1:559-561 Aron Stark of Groton … yeoman for ye sum of 200L … paid by William Wilkenson of Westerly in Rhode Island… ack … homestead or farme of land which I bought of Isaac Fox of sd Groton … 150a … southward upon Aron Stark on land east wth William Starks Land … 200L … 25 day of next ensuing ye date above of which will be in ye year 1721 … 7 May 1721 . It is to be understood that Margarett Stark of Groton wife to ye sd Aron Stark do consent to ye wth in premises and quit my right of dowery or power of thirds in or unto ye above & wth in written lands as written … Signed Aron Stark., ye mark of M Margret Stark. Wit Humphry Avery. John Walsworth. Aron Stark & his wife Margritt Starke both of Groton ack 9 May 1721. The abovesd instrument is rule and void which I underwrite by Mr. Wilkenson yt Mr. Gagee is per his quit claim. Recorded in ye 618 page of this book.

1:562-563 Wm. Starke Sener of Groton … for 8L … payed by John Weels of Groton … acquit sd John Wells … place called Cowhill … 7A … 7 Dec 1720. Signed William Stark. Wit Joseph Collver, David Collver. Ack 7 Dec 1720 and recd 2 Jan 1720/21.

1:564-565 Aaron Stark of Groton … for 26L … paid by Sergt William Morgan … common land … 26 May 1721. Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Thomas Wood, John Ledyard. Ack. 26 May 1721.

1:567-568 Isaac Fox and Hannah Fox of Groton for 400L paid by Aron Stark of Groton … quit claim unto Aron Stark … all right …. Lands which of right did formerly belong to our father John Stark late of New London deceased … 9 May 1721. Signed Isaac Fox, Hannah Fox. Wit Humphry Avery, John Walsworth. Ack and rec 9 May 1721.

1:572-574 Whereas there has been a great difference & controversy between Wm. Starke of Groton … on one part & Aron Stark of Groton aforesd on ye other part about & confirming ye boundary of their land as to settling ye bounds between them according to ye Last will & Testement of Aron Stark late of New London deseased father of ye above sd Aron Stark Be it known to all people whom it may Come in that these artickels of agreement made & finished this fifth day of June in ye year 1721 … ye abovesd parties have mutually & Loveingly agreed for each of our selves and our heirs after us upon a dividing line & bounds between us to stand good for ever as followith viz beginning att a ----- stone …. Near a white oak tree standing at ye west end of Thomas Parkes his Land & so running westerly 23 rods to another meet stone att ye west end of a great Swamp & from thence twenty one rods to a meer stone ye east side of a pond so to run westerly throught ye pond sixteen rods to a heap of stones upon ye south west end of a small ledge of rocks & from thence westerly 41 rods to a great ledge of rocks to a meer stone by a great rock wth stones upon it ye ledge being in sight of ye above sd Wm. Starks now dwelling house to ye southward of sd house and from sd rock with stones upon it across ye ledge westerly to a meer stone by and … devided between Isaac F???? & sd Wm. Stark … we ye abovesd Wm. Stark & Aron Stark do mutually agee upon … Wm. Stark doth for my self … aquit all my right … land that was my father Aron Starkes to ye southward of ye aforesaid dividing line & ye sd Wm. Stark also aquit my right title & interest as aforesd to all ye land said Aron Stark bought of Isaac F??? … sd Wm. Stark … sd Aron Stark do by these presents aquit all my right title … unto land or lands that was my grandfathers Aron Starks which is to ye north of ye aforesaid dividing line and further I the sd Aron Stark do by these presents promise … Signed William Stark, Aron Stark. Wit Nehemiah Smith, Thomas Chipman, James Chipman. Ack and recd 5 Jun 1721.

1:575-576 David Culver cordwinder for 25L paid by Aron Stark husbandman … all my right … common or undivided land that I now have there unto accrewing & belonging to my by any way or means … 5 Apr 1721. Signed David Culver. Wit William Stark Junr., Jonathan Culver. Ack 25 Apr 1721 and recd 19 May 1721.

1:584-585 Thomas Lamb of Groton farmer … for 20L … paid by Ezekiel Turner Carpenter … sold … my common lot in ye first division … voted 16 Apr 1713 … 3 Jul 1721. Signed Thomas X Lamb his mark. Wit James Chipman, Aaron Fish. Ack and recd 3 Jul 1721.

1:585-587 Aaron Starke yeoman of Groton … for 54L … paid by Gideon Cobb … 50A … Wolfpitt Hill … south by Capt. Samll. Fish his land … 5 Jul 1721 … Signed Aaron Starke. Wit Samll. Avery, Joseph Colver. Ack and recd 5 Jul 1721. For further confirmation of the within written … Aaron Stark personally appeared 30 May 1722 and ack.

1:588 Joseph Collver Junr of Groton husbandman .. for 15L paid by Aaron Starke … all right in common or undivided land … Signed Joseph Colver. Wit William Starke, John Ledyard. Ack and recd 10 Aug 1721.

1:589-590 Aaron Starke of Groton yeoman for 26L paid by Mr. Nathaniel Brown now residing in Norwich yeoman … sold … whole right of Joseph Collver Junr of Groton which he bought of Abial Starke being all ye right sd Abial Starke had in ye common or undivided lands … Aug 1721. Signed Aaron Starke. Wit William Starke, John Ledyard. Ack and recd 10 Aug 1721.

1:590-591 Aaron Starke of Groton yeoman for 26L paid by Mr. Nathaniel Brown now residing in Norwich … demand of David Colver of Groton which he had in ye common undivided lands … 8 Aug 1721. Signed Aaron Starke. Wit Samll. Avery, William Wadsworth. Ack and recd 8 Aug 1721.

1:601 John Starke of Norwich Carpenter & Martha Starke wife to John Stark … for 40L paid by our loving Brother John Wallsworth husbandman … sold … all right unto every tract or parsell of land that belonged unto our Honord. Father Mr. William Wallsworth Late of Said Groton Deseased … 20 Feb 1720/1. Signed John Starke. Marthew[sic] Starke. Wit Nehemiah Smith Junr, James Chipman, Thomas Wallsworth. Ack and recd 20 Feb 1720/1

1:602 William Wallsworth of Groton yeoman for the sum of 30L paid by my Honored Mother Mrs. Mary Wallsworth widow … a certain small parcel or tract of land … in Groton … adjoining on the East Wallsworths farm … 14A … near to Aaron Starkes Southwest corner tree … 20 Jul 1721/2. Signed William Wallsworth. Wit Samll. Avery, Susanna Avery. Ack and recd 7 Jul 1721.

1:614 Samll. Fish of Groton for love & affection towards my Loving Sons Samll Fish Junr. & Moses Fish both of Groton have given … all my right … in a certain tract of land att a place called Nawanunk Neck 33rd lott of ye first teer in ye second devision … two and half acres … 18 Nov 1721. Signed Samll. Fish. Wit; Isaac Williams, Thomas Larrison. Ack and recd 18 Nov 1721.

1:615-616 Samull. Burrows of Groton … for 56L … paid by Samll Fish Junr. & Moses Fish … sold … tract of land … by Leiutt. John Fannings new dwelling house … land formerly Isaac Burrows … 15 acres and a half … Signed Samll Burrows. Wit Isaac Williams, Thomas Larrison. Ack and recd 18 Nov 1721.

1:618-619 Wm. Wilkenson of Westerly in Rhode Island … for sum of 421L … paid by Aaron Starke of Groton … received as ye complyment contained in a mortgage deed which I received of ye abovesd Aaron Starke baring date ye 7 Feb 1721 … quit claims … Further for the sum of 200L paid by Aaron Starke acquit, quit claim unto a certain other mortgage deed baring date the 9 May 1721 … mortgage deeds being null and void … 25 Nov 1721. Signed William Wilkenson. Wit Samll. Avery, John Starke. Ack and recd 21 Nov 1721.

1:620-624 Aaron Starke of Groton for 1800L paid by Nathanael Niles Junr of KingsTown in Rhode Island … sold … two tracts of land … 460A of upland & also of fresh meadow joining to ye same containing 30A … bounded by lands of ye widow Wallsworth … Gideon Cobb … Capt. Samll. Fish … on ye hill called Wolfpit Hill … Thomas Wells … lands of William Starkes … & Margret Starke ye wife of me ye said Aaron Starke doth give all her right of dowry & power of thirds … 25 Nov 1721. Signed Aaron Starke, Margret Starke. Wit Samll Avery, William Starke, John Starke. Ack and recd 25 Nov 1721.

1:641-642 Elizabeth Haynes and Josiah Haynes both of Groton … executor & executrix to ye last will and testament of Josiah Haynes late of Groton Deceased … for 26L … paid by Serjt. John Avery yeoman … sold … all our right to undevided lands that we now have … 23 Nov 1721. Signed Elisabeth Hayns her A Mark, Josiah Haynes. Wit Samll. Avery, Thomas Chipman. Ack and recd 23 Nov 1721.

1:644 Wee whose names are under written being a committee to let out the Common according to ye vote of the Town passed in Groton 16 Apr 1719 concerning the division of the Common Lands Laid out unto Serjt. William Stark for his wood lot beginning at a rock marked WS which is the southeast corner of the two rod way and Joyning to the four rod high way at the NE …. Laid out on Robins Court Hill in Groton, Laid out by us this 26 Jun 1721. Signed Samll. Lester, Joshua Bill, Nehemiah Smith Junr. Entered for record 10 Aug 1721.

1:647 Wee whose names are under written being a committee to let out the Common according to ye vote of the Town passed in Groton 16 Apr 1719 concerning the division of the Common Lands Laid out to Edward Ashby … corner bounds of Segt. William Starkes wood lot … 29 Jun 1721. Signed Joshua Bill, Samll. Lester, Nicholas Street.

1:653 Wee whose names are under written being a committee to let out the Common according to ye vote of the Town passed in Groton 16 Apr 1719 concerning the division of the Common Lands Laid laid out 23 May 1721 to Nicholas Street two wood lots wanting one acre upon his accompt and ye other bought of Samll Lamb may appear by Deed … John Woods wood lott … Signed Joshua Bill, Samuel Lester, Nicholas Street. Entered for record 23 Oct 1721.

1:659 We whose names are undr. Written being a Committee to set out ye Common according to a town voate past in Groton 16 Apr 1719 have layed out 30 Sep 1721 to John Stark one wood lot beginning at ye northwest corner of Bial Sammons his wood lot on fourt hill … to line of Samll. Fish … Signed Joshua Bill, Samuel Lester, Nicholas Street. Recd 24 Oct 1721.

1:676-677 We whose names are undr. Written being a Committee to lett out the Commons according to the vote of the town passed in Groton 16 Apr 1719 … have layed out 19 Apr 1722 to Abial Starke one wood Lot … corner of Christopher Stark his wood lot … Signed Nehemiah Smith Junr, Nicholas Street, Samll. Lester. Recd 19 Apr 1722.

1:677 We whose names are undr. Written being a Committee to let out the Commons according to the vote of the town passed in Groton 16 Apr 1719 … have layed out 19 Apr 1722 to Christopher Starke of sd Groton a wood lot beginning at a Red oake tree which is reputed to be the Southwest corner bounds of two hundred acres of land formerly laid out to William Thompson and … Signed Nehemiah Smith Junr, Nicholas Street, Samuell Lester. Recd 19 Apr 1722.

1:692-693 We whose names are under Written being a Committee to lett the Common according to the voat of ye town Land in Groton 16 Apr 1719 … have layed out 5 Apr 1722 to Ezekiel Turner for two wood lots which he purchased the one of being originally Thos. Lambes of sd Groton ye other it being originally John Lambs son to sd Thos. Lambe there wood lots … corner of Nehemiah Smith … Signed Joshua Bill, Samll. Lester, Nehemiah Smith Junr. Recd 7 Feb 1722/3.

1:704-705 Samll Fish of Groton for 30L paid by Moses Fish … 8A … 25 Mar 1723. Signed Samll. Fish Junr. Wit Joseph Buttolph?, Wm. Wallsworth. Ack and recd

1:717-718 Aaron Starke of Groton … yeoman for … 78L … paid by Thomes Wells yeoman … sold … commonly called Wolfpit Hill … 60A … to William Starkes SE corner … 24 Jun 1721. Signed Aaron Starke. Wit Samll Avery, William Morgan Junr. Ack and recd 24 Jun 1721.

1:735-736 Mary Wallsworth to son John Wallsworth … near to Aaron Starkes south … [unreadable] 2 Nov 1721. Signed Mary ) Wallsworth her mark. Wit James Chipman, Thomas Chipman. Mary Wallsworth widow ack 2 Nov 1721. Recd

1:736-738 John Wallsworth of Groton Shipwright for 12A from my Honoured Mother Mrs. Mary Walsworth widow of Groton … discharge my said mother … sold unto my said mother … 8A … beginning at Aron Starkes southwest corner tree … 2 Nov 1721. Signed John Wallsworth. Wit Thomas Chipman, James Chipman. Ack and recd 2 Nov 1721.

1:738-739 Joanna Wallsworth of Groton … for 50L … paid by my Loving Brother John Wallsworth Husbandman … all my right to any part … of land that belonged unto my Honored Father Mr. William Wallsworth late of sd Groton Deceased …6 Apr 1721. Signed Joanna M Wallsworth her mark. Wit John Sholes, Jacob Vann???. Ack and recd 6 Apr 1721.

1:743 my Father Edward Colver of New London deceased did sell a piece of land lying & being in the Town bounds of New London … abut 14A unto John Lamb of New London Deceased & ye deed for the same being not to be found, Now Know ye by these presents that I John Colver ye Eldest Son of sd Edward Colver Deceased do Confirm unto Thomas Lamb ye Eldest son of ye sd John Lamb of New London Deceased … Acknowledging that my father Edwd. Colver deceased. Did receive of ye above mentioned John Lamb full satisfaction for ye same … John Colver's NW corner of his land where he now lives … joining to Joseph Colvers land where he now Lives … 14A … 26 Nov 1694. Signed John Colver. Wit Samll. Chester, Joseph Latham. Ack 26 Nov 1694 by John Colver and recd in ye fifth Book of Records folio202 2 Apr 1696. Danll. Wetherell Recorder.

1:744 Thomas Lamb of New London, Eldest Son to my Late father John Lamb of New London Deseased do for good & valuable considerations … assign over unto my Loving Brother Samll. Lamb of New London all my right title & interest of this deed of sale as it is mentioned on the other side to ye said Samll. Lamb … 10 Dec 1695. Signed Thomas TL Lamb his marke. Wit Daniel Wetherell, John Clerk. Ack 10 Dec 1695 and recd 13 Apr 1721.

1:744-745 Samll Lamb of Groton formerly of New London above named for ye consideration of 130L assigned over to Mr. John Colver & David Colver both of Groton all my right of this deed of sale as it is mentioned …. [unreadable] … Signed Samll SL Lamb his mark. Wit James Chipman, John Smith. Ack 12 Apr 1721. Recd 12 Apr 1721.

1:759-760 John Lamb of Groton Husbandman … for 2L … paid by Ezekieal Turner … all common or undevided land by estimation 20A … 9 Mar 1721/2. Signed John X Lamb his mar. Ack and recd 9 Mar 1721/2.

1:762-763 John Collver Junr. Of Groton for 27L paid by Aron Stark of Groton farmer … ye commons or undivided land in Groton … 16 Apr 1722. Signed John Colver Junr. Wit David Colver, Robert Burrows. Ack and recd 16 Apr 1722.

1:763-764 Joseph Colver of Groton yeoman for 17L paid by Aron Starke of Groton farmer … common or undivided land in Groton … 16 Apr 1722. Signed Joseph J Colver his mark. Wit David Colver, Robert Burrows. Ack and recd 16 Apr 1722.

1:776-777 Aron Stark of Groton farmer for 20L paid by Mr. Nathaniel Niles Junr of Kingstown in Rhode Island … wood lot or first devision in the Common or undevided land in Groton aforesd containing 20A … originally belonged to Joseph Colver of Groton & purchased of said Colver by sd Stark by deed on record … 25 Apr 1722. Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Humphry Avery, Samuell Billings. Ack and recd 25 Apr 1722.

1:777-778 Aaron Stark of Groton farmer … for sum of 27L … paid by Mr. Nathanael Niles Junr. Of Kingstown in Rhode Island … sold … one whole wright in the common or undivided land in Groton which originally belonged to John Colver Junr. Of Groton … 25 Apr 1722. Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Humphry Avery, Samuell Billings. Ack and recd 25 Apr 1722.

1:787-789 William Stark of Groton for fourscore sheep and 10L in money from William Wallsworth of Groton … my wood lot or first division in the common or undivided land in Groton … rock marked WS … the abovesd lot laid out on fourt hill in sd Groton by Samll Lester, Nehemiah Smith Junr & Joshua Bill … 24 Apr 1721/2. Signed William Starke. Wit Richard Williams, Humphry Avery. Ack and recd 24 Apr 1721/2.

1:795-797 Samll Davis of Groton for 40L from William Morgan … sold … right in the common land … which did formerly belong to William Starke Senior … 7 May 1722. Signed Samuel Davis. Wit Humphry Avery, John Ledyard. Ack and recd 7 May 1722.

1:840 Whereas the town of Groton 13 Feb 1720/1 vote concerning ye division of ye Town Commons … Patentees [include] Samuel Fish, George Geer, Robt. Gears, Joshua Hempsted. Recd 15 Feb 1721.

1:843 The births of John Weeks his children in Groton; John 5 Nov 1693; Mary 7 Apr 1695; Joshua 19 Mar 1697; Margrett 17 May 1699; Lenard 17 May 1701; Friend 17 Feb.

 

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