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

Appendix 9: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, Book 4 Deed Records, 1735-1762

Family History Library Microfilm #4294

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.

4:5 John Burrows of Groton for 7L from John Lamb one second division or 7A right in the Common land in Groton it being my own right … Dated 5 Aug 1735 … Recd 6 Aug 1735 … Signed John Burrows … wit Christopher Stark, Peter Le???

4:7 Christopher Stark of Groton for 110L from Samuel Burrows … at a place called Nawayunk Neck … 1A and of the second lot in the fourth tier of lots in sd Neck … Dated 27 Aug 1735 … recd 9 Sep 1735 … Signed Christopher Starke … Serjt. Christopher Starke the subscriber ack … wit Jonathan Starr, Jonathan Starr Junr

4:10 Abial Stark of Lebenon in the County of Windham for 8L of John Wallsworth of Groton … one second division in the common … Dated 2 Dec 1735 … recd 2 Dec 1735 … Signed Abial Stark … wit Thos. Wallsworth, Nathan Niles

4:19 Samuel Morgan of Groton for 50L in bills of credit from John Lamb of Groton … corner of Mr. Mumford … Deacon Morgan’s land … survey dated 17 Apr 1729 … Dated 4 Jun 1736 … recd 9 Jun 1736 … Signed Samuel Morgan … wit Elijah Morgan, Abijah Morgan

4:26 Jonathan Starke of Groton for 64L paid by Aaron Fish of Groton a certain tract of land … adj Thomas Parke now Daniel Denisons … the Darke swamp near the bridge … adj Edward Cashby, Daniel Denison to the Brook Side to a Maple tree … with the House and buildings thereon … 16A … Dated 5 May 1736 … Recd 5 May 1736 … Signed Jonathan Stark … wit Chrisr. Avery, Samuel Lester

4:61 This settlement of bounds made and executed by and between Jacob Lamb of Groton Farmer & Daniel Lamb of the same farmer where we now dwell is as follows … true dividing bounds & lines between our adjoining lands … lying to the eastward of the brook which the sd Daniel hath sold to Deacon Collver and is to be excluded out of this settlement … Dated 21 Nov 1737 … recd 28 Feb 1737/8. Signed Jacob Lamb, Daniel Lamb … wit Humphrey Avery, Elisabeth E. Lamb her mark.

4:61 Daniel Lamb of Groton … farmer for 30L received from Isaac Lamb of Groton … NE corner of John Ashcrofts land … to Ezekiel Turners corner … corner of Justice Smith … the same land that was laid out to sd Daniel Lamb the 30th Jan 1732 by Joshua Bill, Samuel Lester, Luke Perkins Comtee and is by estimation about eleven acres … Dated 21 Nov 1737 … Recd 10 Apr 1738 … Signed Daniel Lamb … wit Humphrey Avery, Jacob Lamb

4:83 John Fanning of Groton for 7L paid by Daniel Lamb and Jacob Lamb both of Groton … on second division in the Common or undivided land in Groton this right was originally my fathers John Fanning Deceased … Dated 21 Feb 1739/40 … Recd 21 Feb 1739/40 … Signed John Fanning … wit James Avery, Daniel Avery

4:84 We the Subscribers Committee being chosen and impowered to let out the Common and undivided Land in Groton … by voat of the town 16 Apr 1719 and an additional voat 21 Dec 1730 … laid out to Daniel Lamb of Groton 2 & 3/4A … part of second division originally belonging to John Fanning Junr. Deceased beginning at NE corner of land sd Daniel Lambs … to James Every Jnr … Dated 20 Feb 1749/40 … Recd 22 Feb 1739/40 …Signed William Morgan, John Avery, Samuel Lester

[Same] to Jacob Lamb … bounded south with sd Jacob Lambs own land and west and north with sd Lambs land & east with John Lambs land … other piece northerly side of the old farm and southerly of Caleb Lambs Land … to Jacob Lambs own land [same dates and signatures]

4:89 John Faning of Groton for 4L paid by Jacob Lamb of Groton … ½ of a right in ye common land … right was originally my Honored Father’s John Faning deceased … Dated 25 Feb 1739/40 … Recd 25 Feb 1739/40 Signed John Faning … wit Samuel Lester, James Avery, Junr

4:89 We the subscribers empowered to let out the Commons … layed out to Jacob Lamb of Groton the one half of a sequestered Right originally belonging to John Fanning Junr of Groton deceased … to John Lamb’s land … to Calop Lamb’s … 15 rods of land … bounded by Hubert Burrow of Groton … Jacob Lamb’s own land … Signed William Morgan, Samuel Lester, John Avery … Dated 23 Feb 1739/40 … Recd 25 Feb 1739/40

4:89 Jacob Lamb of Groton farmer for 20L from Isaac Lamb of Groton … line of Daniel Lamb … corner between Jacob and Daniel Lamb … 12A … 21 Nov 1737 … Recd 28 Feb 1739 … Signed Jacob Lamb … wit Humphrey Avery, Daniel Lamb

4:96 John Fanning of Groton for 4L paid by Jacob Lamb of Groton … ½ of a right in the Common land in Groton originally my Honoured Fathers John Fanning Deceased … Dated 25 Feb 1739/40 … Recd 25 Feb 1739/40 … Signed John Faning … Wit Samuel Lester, James Avery Junr.

4:96 Isaac Lamb of Groton for 60L paid by Daniel Lamb of Groton … 12A … corner to Daniel Lamb’s land … Dated 22 Apr 1740 Recd 22 Apr 1740 … Signed Isaac Lamb … wit Aaron Fish, Luke Perkins

4:103 Aaron Fish of Groton for 300L by Daniel Lamb and Isaac Lamb both of Groton … 100A … near the line of ye Ministry Lands … east with sd Lamb’s land … excepting only and reserving to myself 5A … Dated 22 Apr 1740 … Recd 22 Apr 1740 … Signed Aaron Fish … wit Wm. Wallsworth, Luke Perkins

4:113 We the Subscribers Committee … in Groton … second division in sd undivided land have laid out to John Lamb of sd Groton five second divisions in sd undivided land … laid out to the estate or heirs of Lieut. William Gallup Decd … north with sd John Lambs own land … Samuel Morgans Land … to Thomas Lamb’s land … Daniel Morgan’s land … originally the rights of Abial Sammons, Aaron Fish, David Williams, Solomon Coit and Joshua Hemsted Esq. Signed Joshua Bill, Samuel Lester, Luke Perkins … Entered for Record 13 Feb 1737/8

4:116 Whereas Daniel Lamb and Isaac Lamb both of Groton … by their purchase of Aaron Fish of sd Groton dated 22 Apr 1740 are the sole owners of a tract of land in sd Groton adjoining to our own land … near the ministry land … that the partition thereof might be made of sd land according to equity we do agree upon a division line … Dated 20 Nov 1741 … Recd 11 Dec 1741 … Signed Daniel Lamb, Isaac Lamb … wit Chris" Avery Junr., Samuel Avery

4:154 Jonathan Collver of Roxbury in the County of Morris and Province of West Jersey for 50L paid by Aaron Stark Junr of province aforesd … place called Fort Hill situate in Groton … 20A …. Rock marked W. S. which is the south end corner … to a heap of stones one of them marked with W. S. … to a Mear stone marked W. S. … which land I the sd Aaron Starke purchased of Jonathan Collver and the same was formerly Sold by Isaac Fox unto Aaron Starke Senr. As of Record … Dated [blank] day of Feb 1742/3 … Recd 8 Mar 1742/3 … Signed Jonathan Collver … wit Jonathan Douglass, James Bishop … Jonathan Collver ack 19 Feb 1742/3 in Roxbury

4:156 we Jedediah Ashecraft and Margret Ashecraft his wife both of Groton … for 162L paid by Christopher Starke of Groton … 15A … the Ό part of the following land … house where Lieut. John Fanning late of sd Groton Decd lived unto the place where Mr. John Fanning Decd Son of Said Lieut. John Fannings House Stood … to Thos Wallsworths land … land now in possession of Capt. James Packer … the sd Margaret being intitled to Ό part of the land by the last will and testament of her father John Fanning decd and by a deed from John Fanning and Thomas Fanning two of the grandsons of the sd Lieut. John Fanning Decd … 24 Apr 1742 … Dated Recd 11 Apr 1743 … Signed Jedediah Ashcraft, Margret M Ashcraft her marke … wit Daniel Coit, Mabel Coit

4:157 Prudence Fanning of Groton for 152L received of Christopher Starke of Groton … 15A … Ό part of the land [same description] land by the last will and testament of her father John Fanning decd and by a deed from John Fanning and Thomas Fanning two of the grandsons of the sd Lieut. John Fanning Decd … Dated 23 Apr 1742 … Recd 11 Apr 1743 … Signed Prudence P Fanning her marke … wit Luke Perkins, Andrew Lester

4:157 Samuel Fox of Groton and Mary Fox his wife of sd Groton Daughter of Lieut John Faning late of Groton decd for 162L recd. of Christopher Starke of sd Groton … 15A [same description] … Dated 28 Jun 1742 … Recd 11 Apr 1743 … Signed Samll. Fox, Mary X Fox her marke … wit Daniel Coit, Isaac Fellows

4:158 Thankfull Tally Alias Martin of Groton for 162L Bills of Publick Credit of the old Tenor paid by Ensn. Christopher Starke of sd Groton … 15A [same description] … Dated 24 Nov 1742 … Recd 11 Apr 1742 … Signed Thankfull Tally Alias Martin … wit Luke Perkins, John Faning

4:162 Christopher Starke of Groton for 790L paid by Nathan Niles of Groton … commonly called Nawayunk Neck … at Elisha Guard … James Morgan Junr … James Packer … 43 and 1/2A … Dated 2 Dec 1742 … recd 7 Mar 1742/33 … signed Christopher Stark … wit John Richards, Jonas Belton

4:171 Christopher Starke of Groton … for 45L … paid by James Ashby of Groton … at nowank in Groton … 5A … bounds mentioned in a deed to Mr. Ashby from thence east … Dated 3 Jun 1736 … Recd 26 Apr 1737 … Signed Christopher Starke … wit Benja. Starr, John Richards

4:179 Aaron Starke of Groton Husbandman … in Consideration of the agreement in settling of the bounds of Land between William Starke and my self Aaron Starke … all my right to common or undivided land … right that I bought of Isaac Fox … Dated 5 Jul 1721 … Recd 20 Sep 1744 … Signed Aaron Starke … Ack 8 Jul 1721 … wit Joseph Collver, Gidion Cobb

4:179 Aaron Starke Junr of Roxbury in the County of Morris and Province of West New Jersey Yeoman for 50L paid by my father Aaron Stark Senr of the province aforesd … land at a place called Fourt Hill situate in Groton … 20A .. at a rock marked W. S. … which is the south end corner … to a heap of stones one of them marked with W. S. … to a Mear stone marked W. S. … which land I the said Aaron Starke Junr purchased of Jonathan Colver … Dated 29 May 1744 … Recd 9 Jul 1744 … Signed Aaron Starke Junr. … Ack in Roxbury … Wit Nathan Coofener??, William Douglas

4:182 John Lamb and Ebenezer Lamb both of Groton for natural affection and love we bare unto Caleb Lamb our Brother of Groton … quit claim … right to tract of land laid out to our Honoured Father Thomas Lamb late of Groton deceased for his second division in the Common land as may appear by a survey 26 Feb 1730/1 … Dated 25 Jan 1739/40 … Recd 8 Jun 1741 … Signed John X Lamb his marke, Ebenezer Lamb … Wit Humphrey Avery, Samll Morgan

4:202 Abiall Starke and his wife Mary Starke of Lebanon in the County of Windham and Colony of Connecticut … for 50L paid by their loving brother Thomas Wallsworth of Lebanon … all their right … to all estate belonging to their Honoured Father Mr. William Wallsworth Late of said Groton Deceased … Dated 7 Nov 1728 … Recd. 14 Mar 1746/7 … Signed Abiall Stark, Mary M Stark her mark … wit Sarah West, Ebenezer West

4:212 John Lambe of Groton for 115L … of Jedidiah Baley of Groton … 5&3/4A … Dated 20 Jan 1755 … Recd 20 Jan 1755 … Signed John Lamb X his mark … wit Chris" Avery, William Avery

4:225 Judah Starke of Groton for 10L paid by Daniel Starke Junr of Groton … quit claim … right to ½ of that lot of land set out to me for my Thirds in the land which did belong to my Husband Mr. Daniel Stark late of Groton Deceased … Dated 27 Mar 1761 … Recd 17 Sep 1761 … Signed Judah Starke … wit Timothy Wightman, Pelatiah Fitch

4:225 Daniel Starke Junr of Groton for 42L … from Timothy Wightman of Groton … 7A abutting on the land which I have already sold to sd Wightman … containing the half for quantity and quality of the land laid out of my Honoured Father Deceased Land for his Widow’s Thirds and is the whole of my Right in my Mother’s thirds together with all my right in the House Standing on sd Land … Dated 27 Mar 1761 … Recd 19 Sep 1761 … Signed Daniel Starke Junr … wit Pelatiah Fitch, Desire X Starke her mark

4:232 James Lamb of Groton for 12L recvd of Peter Brown … 5A line of John Hay Land … Dated 6 Apr 1761 … Recd 11 Oct 1762 … Signed James Lamb … wit Nathan Smith, Oliver Smith

 

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