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

Appendix 8: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, Book 3 Deed Records, 1731-1734

Family History Library Microfilm #4295

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.

3:7 Daniel Stark of Groton … for 1,000L … paid by John Smith of Groton … 200A … John Smith’s house … 10 Mar 1729/30. Signed Daniel Stark. Wit Thomas Allen, Daniel Gard. Ack and recd 10 Nov 1730???

3:8 John Smith of Groton … 1,000L … paid by Daniel Stark of Groton … 130A … Mr. Niles Land … Mr. Whitmans woodlot … Mistick River … Signed John Smith. Wit John Burrows Junr, Abijah Hobart. Ack and Recd 11 May 1730.

3:10 John Dean of Groton … for 7L … from Christopher Stark of Groton … sell … one right or share in all the … commons so called in and throughout the first or South Society? Which right or share did belong to Edward Fanning … 25 May 1731. Signed John Dean. Wit P. Hempsted, Cary Avery. Ack and recd 16 May 1731.

3:20 Joseph Collver of Groton for sum of 20L … paid by Daniel Stark of Groton … 15A??? … woodlot belonging to the estate of Ephraim Collver of Groton Deceased … 5 Sep 1731. Signed Joseph Collver. Wit Volintine Whitman, David Collver. Ack and recd 6 Sept 1731.

3:31 Daniel Stark of Groton yeoman for the sum of five pounds current money … paid by John Smith of Groton yeoman… a certain piece of salt marsh land … two and a half acres … that the sd John Smith formerly Sold to the sd Daniel Stark … 14 May 1731. Signed Daniel Stark. Wit ??? Avery, Isaac Levy??? Ack and recd 7 Oct 1731.

3:34 John Dean of Groton Yeoman for 20L … paid by Christopher Stark … Three whole rights of all the ???? land lying in the township of Groton (excepting the land sequestered for the Indians which land lyeth in the North Society of the sd Town which land is commonly called the Mathuntucket??? Land) which rights originally belonged the one to Richard Packer one belonging to John Cook the other originally my own right all of Groton … 16 Mar 1730/31. Signed John Dean. Wit John Willson, Jabez Smith. Ack and recd 6 Sep 1731.

3:35 John Dean of Groton for 7L paid by Christopher Stark of Groton farmer … do sell and confirm … one whole right in all the land called Sequestered Common land in the South Society of sd Groton … 4 Sep 1731. Signed John Dean Wit William Wallsworth, Humphrey Avery. Ack and recd 6 Sep 1731

3:66 Aaron Stark of Colchester yeoman for 21L … paid by James Chipman of Stonington … 22A … being a lot of land set out by the Committee who were appointed to Divide the Common or undevided land in the year 1719 or there abouts and was set out to Adam Gallop at a place called Mashuntuck westward from the new dwelling house of Humphry Avery of Groton … land sold by sd Gallup to Stephen Williams of Groton …and some time since purchased of sd Williams per me Aaron Stark. 18 Nov 1729. Signed Aaron Stark. Wit Hezekiah Ingraham, Willson Pollard???? Ack and recd Apr 1732.

3:74-75 Deed of Release from Abial Stark of Lebanon in the county of Windham … unto Thomas Wallsworth … right in first division woodlot which right formerly belonged to Isaac Fox of Groton and now in the hands or right of the sd Stark by the reason of said Wallsworths deed being lost and I do by these presents … all my right … 27 Mar 1732. Signed Aabial Stark. Wit Ebenezer West, Joshua West. Ack and recd 26 Oct 1732.

3:74 Whereas through a mistake there was a wood lot or first division laid out to Sergent William Stark late of Groton now Deceased as may appear by a survey bareing date June the 26 1721 on a place called fort hill in sd Groton and was called his right which was a mistake for Some years before the laying out of sd Lot on sd fort hill he the sd Wm. Stark had sold all his right and Title in all the Common undivided land in the Township of Groton aforesd -----as appears on record therefore we the ----- Committee being chosen and Impowered to let the Common and undevided land in Groton according to a voat of sd Town passed April 16, 17?? Have laid out to Thomas Wallsworth of Lebenon one woodlot in first Division that was originally the right of Isaac Fox late of sd Groton now of Norwich and by purchase is now the right of sd Thomas Wallsworth as appears on Record and is laid out on fort hill aforesd on the place where the abovesd lot was laid through mistake as before mentioned is bounded as followeth beginning at a rock marked W S which was South East corner of the Two rod way and adjoining in the four rod highway with the North East End of sd Two rod --- Joyening abovesd and by sd four rod high way on the west side the … 8 Mar 1731/2. Signed Joshua Bill, Samuel Lester, Luke Perkins, Comtee. Recd 26 Oct 1732.

3:77 Thomas Wallsworth late of Lebenon in the County of Windham, now of Groton for 780L … paid by my brother Christopher Stark of Groton … 150A … land Joseph Collver gave to his son Joseph Collver Junr from thence … Denisons Land … to the Mill Brook … which tract of land my brother John Wallsworth purchased of Jonathan Collver of sd Groton and I purchased of my brother John … 17 Jun 1732. Signed Thomas Wallsworth. Wit Chris? Avery 2nd, Jonathan Latham. Ack and recd 3 Jul 1732.

3:79 We the Subscribers Committee being chosen by the proprietors of the Common Undivided Land in Groton to let out the west part or half of the Land at Mashuntuck which the Pequod Indians have a priveledge of planting upon and also to let out the undivided lands in the South Society in sd Groton called sequestered Land according to the voats of sd Proprietors passed in Groton December the 21 1732 . I have laid out to Humphrey Avery 49 rights or shares and one quarter in the above west part of the land at Mashuntuck all in one piece and were originally the rights of Capt. Samuell Avery Decd, Mr. George Geer Decd, Zachariah Maynor, Henry Williams, Andrew Latham?, Edward Spicer, Thoms Lamb, Ralph Stodard, John Baley Decd, William Baley, Isaac Lamb Decd, William Swad?? Decd, Stephen Stark, Aaron Stark, John Latham, Benjamin Springer, Wm. Stark Decd, Ensign Wm. Morgan, Samuel Avery of New London, Solmon Coit, John Allyn, Jonathan Lanifing?, Gideon Cobb, William Latorly, Luke Perkins Decd, William Morgan Junr., Chris Avery 2d, Luke Perkins, William Every Decd, John Sholes, Jonathan Chester, John Perkins, Benjamin Andros, John Fox, Nathaniel Brown Junr, Andrew Davis, John Baley, Joseph Baley Junr, Samuel Avery Decd, Hudson Springer, William Baley Junr, John Newbery, Joseph Collver, Samuel David, Peter Williams, John Coller Decd, James Packer Three quarters of the Right of Jonathan Williams, Two thirds of the Right of Alexander Thorn and half of the right of the widow Chester, the sd Humphry Avery having purchased the abovesd Rights as appears by the Deeds of the same well executed bounded as followeth … 175A … and also reserving to the use of the Pequod Indians the fifth part of the wood & Timber … 28 Dec 1732. Signed Joshua Bill, Samuell Lester, Luke Perkins, Comttee. Recd 30 Dec 1732.

3:79 Joseph Collver of Groton … yeoman for 5L … paid by Daniel Lamb of Groton yeoman … sold … three quarters of a lot of land in the second division of the common land in Groton … being originally the right of Ephariam Collver late of Groton aforesd decd … 3 Apr 1732. Signed Joseph Collver. Wit Waitstill Avery, John Avery Junr. Ack and recd 20 May 1732.

3:80-81 Daniel Lamb of Groton yeoman for 20L paid by Joseph Colver of Groton yeoman … 12A … North line of the farm which the sd Daniel Lamb and Jacob Lamb live on … 3 Apr 1732. Signed Daniel Lamb. Wit Waitstill Avery, John Avery Junr. Ack 20 May 1732. Recd 7 Jul 1732.

3:81 Christopher Stark of Groton yeoman for divers good causes … to Joseph Collver all my right … certain tract of land lying in Groton on the East side of the Great Brook it being the East part of Plasters Grant lying between the ??? and land that was formerly Ephraim Collvers of Groton Deceased … 8 Aug 1732. Signed Christopher Stark. Wit D. Ewing?, Thomas Chipman. Ack 19 Aug 1732. Recd 19 Sep 1732.

3:83 Committee to let out the Common land in Groton according to a voat of said Town pasted 16 Apr 1719 and an additional voat of the proprietors 21 Dec 1730 … to Daniel Lamb of Groton …5A in second division originally belonging to the Estate of ?? Collver Decd … Signed John Bill, Samuel Lester, Luke Perkins.

3:84-85 John Stark of Lebenon Carpenter for 200L … paid by William Smith … 100A … by Volintine Whitmans … a swamp commonly known by the name of maple swamp … 9 Dec 1729. Signed John Stark. Wit Ebenezer Pierce?, Elihu Avery. Ack and recd Mar 1731.

3:91-92 Abial Stark of Lebenon county of Windham for 7L paid by Christopher Stark of Groton … all my right … excepting first to … 1732. Signed Abial Stark. Wit Ebenezer Bo??, John Patridge. Ack and recd 17 Apr 1733.

3:92 Abial Stark of Lebenon County of Windham all my right parcel of land which formerly was Isaac Foxes his right unto Charles Stark of Groton and the abovesd Christopher Stark having … which should have contained the right or property of land … the abovesd Abial Stark do …. By the abovesd Isaac Fox his right … Common land in Groton … 25 Feb 1735. Signed Abial Stark. Wit Ebenezer ????, John Partridge.

3:112-113 Christopher Stark of Groton … for 400L … paid by the Governour … unto the sd Governour … 150A … said Daniel Denisons land … that on or before the first day of May 1740 … of none effect … 2 Aug 1733. Signed Christopher Stark. Wit J. Hempsted, Stephen ????. Ack and recd 3 Aug 1733.

3:121 Aaron Stark of Colchester in the County of Hartford … for the sum of 20L … paid by Abial Stark of Lebenon in the County of Windham … common or undivided land … and more especially to a 10A grant purchased by my Grand Father which may more fully appear by Record … 9 Apr … Signed Aaron Stark. Wit ------, -----. Ack and recd 27 Apr 1731.

3:125 John Smith of Groton … for 1400L … paid by Abiel Stark of Lebenon in the County of Windham… certain tract of Land … 300A … Thomas ??? land … & Niles Orchard … from thence with Daniel Starks land … sd Whitmans Land … Jonathan Starks southwest corner … Country Road … Recorded in Groton with the Meeting House thereon … 6 Dec 1733. Signed John Smith. Wit; John Wilson?, James Ashby. Ack and recd 27 Dec 1733.

3:135 Edward Ashby of Groton for ?? from Christopher Stark of Groton … 130A … William Wallsworth … 13 Nov 1733. Signed Edward Ashby. Wit John Wilson, Wm. Wallsworth. Ack and recd 7 Jan 1733/4.

3:136 Edward Ashby of Groton for 33L paid by Christopher Stark of Groton … four lots lying at Newayunk Neck … Robert Barrows … 13 Nov 1733. Signed Edward Ashby. Wit John Wilson, Wm. Wallsworth. Ack and recd 7 Jan 1733/4.

3:137 Christopher Stark of Groton … for ??? … paid by Thomas Wallsworth … one whole right in the Land entered the sequesttred Land on Fourt Hill and Long Hill in Groton which right was originally Joseph Forson’s??? estate of Groton decd … 2 Dec 1733. Signed Christopher Stark. Wit Jos. Hempsted, John Conty??? Ack and recd 12 Dec 1733.

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3:144 Thomas Lamb of Groton Farmer for 7L … paid by Benjamin Avery … sold … right in all the land commonly called Sequestered Land on ye south end of the Town of Groton … on Long Hill being my own right … 31 Mar 1732. Signed John X Lamb his mark. Wit Luke Avery, Mary Avery. Ack and recd 1 May 1732.

3:144 John Lamb of Groton Farmer for 7L paid by Benjamin Avery yeoman … sold … right in all the land commonly called Sequestered Land in ye South Society in sd Groton … on Fourt Hill and Long Hill … being my right originally … 3 Apr 1732. Signed Thomas X Lamb his mark. Wit Isaac ???, John ???. Ack and recd 1 May 1732.

3:154-155 Daniel Stark of Groton for 3L from Valentine Whiteman of Groton … sell … 4A of Swamp in Groton .. I the sd Stark had of John Smith of sd Groton … 5 Feb 1733. Signed Daniel Stark. Wit Susanna Whiteman, ???? Whiteman. Ack and recd 18 Mar 1733/4.

3:160-161 Aaron Stark of ye Black River in ye County of Hunterdon … East Jersey … for 220L paid by Jonathan Collver formerly of Groton now Resident in Black River and in the County of Hunderdon … sold … 20A … in Groton upon a place known by ye name of Fourt Hill which is as followeth Rock marked W. S. which is the SE corner of ye Two rod way and adjoining to ye four rod highway … heap of rocks marked W. S. … stone marked W. S. … which ye sd Aaron Stark formerly bought of Isaac Fox … 20 Aug 1734. Signed Aaron Starke. Wit Nathaniel Collver, William Douglas. Ack 26 May??? Then personally appeared before me Moses Rolfe Esqr. One of his majesties Justices of ye peace for ye county of ???? in the Province of New Jersey … Aaron Starke did acknowledge the within deed of sale to Jonathan Collver … and recd 7 Sep 1734.

3:161 Isaac Fox of Norwich … for 20s paid by Thomas Wallsworth of Groton … all right … certain wood lot … lying on Fourt Hill … Signed Isaac Fox. Wit Luke Perkins, Ebenezer Baker. Ack and recd ???

3:164 Christopher Stark of Groton … for 1,090L … from Edward Ashby of Groton Farmer … sold … in the First Division … 80A … 5 May 1731. Signed Christopher Stark. Wit James Packer, Thos. Chipman. Ack and recd 5 Oct 1734?

3:164 Christopher Stark of Groton … for 800L … by Edward Ashby of Groton sold … 150A … bounded by land Joseph Collver gave to his son Joseph Collver Junr … running by Mr. Denison’s land … 13 Nov 1733. Signed Christopher Stark. Wit John Wilson, Wm. Wallsworth. Ack and recd 5 Oct 1734.

3:169 John Stark of Town of Lebenon in the County of Windham … for 20L .. paid by Willm. Wallsworth of Groton … Abial Sammons his woodlot on Fourt Hill … 9 Dec 1729. Signed John Stark. Wit Ebenezer Pierce, Elihu Avery. Ack and recd 15 Dec 1732.

3:180 Christopher Stark of Groton … for 108L … paid by William Smith of Groton … right in the Common or undivided land in Groton … Mr. Winthrop … originally the right of Richard Barker? Late of Groton deceased John Cook late of Groton, John Dean of Groton, Edward ????, Robert Burrows, Obadiah Baley, Isaac Fox by Right Abial Starks Right … 12 Apr 1733. Signed Christopher Stark. Wit Thos. Chipman, Elisha Guard. Ack and recd 16 May 1733.

3:195 Committee impowered to let out the Common undivided land in Groton 16 Apr 1719 … 21 Dec 1730 … laid out to John Lamb three second divisions in sd undivided land originally the rights of Joseph Collver late of Groton deceased & Abiel Sammons and sd John Lambs own right … bounded east with a lot of land laid out to Thomas Lamb … bound of sd John Lamb’s land … to a piece of land that sd Lamb purchased of Joseph Bilton? … 26 Feb 1730/3. Signed William Morgan, Joshua Bil, Luke Perkins, Committee. Recd 3 Mar 1730.3???

3:195-196 Abial Sammons of Groton Husbandman for 6L … paid by John Lamb of Groton … on second division in ye Common or undivided lands … 7A … 10 Nov 1731. Signed Abial X Sammons his mark. Wit James Morgan, George Jeffers. Ack and recd 15 Nov 1731.

3:196 Aaron Fish of Groton for 8L … paid by John Lamb of Groton … Second Division did belong to Father Samuel Fish of said Groton … 29 Nov 1732. Signed Aaron Fish. Wit Isaac Fish (or maybe Irene Fish??) Ack and recd 30 Nov 1733.

3:196 Benadam Gallup of Groton … 8L … paid by John Lamb of Groton … sold … 6A … John Lambs northeast corner tree … Samuel Morgan’s land … land formerly Joseph Beltons … 15 Apr 1734. Signed Benadam Gallup. Wit Luke Perkins, Chris Avery 2d. Ack and recd 16 Apr 1734.

3:196-197 David Williams of Groton … for 7L … paid by John Lamb of Groton … sell … one second division in the common or undivided land being my own right originally … 14 Sep 1734. Signed David Williams. Wit Benadam Gallup, John Burrows Junr. Ack and recd 10 Sep 1734.

3:196-197 Solomon Coit of New London … 8L … paid by John Lamb of Groton … one second division lot in the common land … 22 Aug 1734. Signed Solomon Coit. Wit Joshua Hempsted, Mary Dowglass? Ack and recd 28 Oct 1734.

3:197 Joshua Hempsted of New London for 8L from John Lamb of Groton … one second division or seven acres lot in the common land … 22 Aug 1734. Signed Joshua Hempsted. Wit Richd. Christopher, James Harris. Ack and recd 28 Oct 1734.

3:197 Christopher Stark of Groton yeoman … for one lot of land in Groton & in Naywayunk Neck it being in the first Division … to Samuel Barrows … 2A … 7 Oct 1734. Signed Christopher Stark. Wit John Wallsworth, Benjamin Avery. Ack and recd 7 Oct 1734.

 

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