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New Haven Colony Laws


To prevent much inconvenience which may grow by Gaming, It is Ordered, That no person, who either as an Inn-keeper, or seller of strong Liquors, Wine or Beer, enteraines strangers or others, to lodge, or eat, or drink, shall permit or suffer any to use the Game of Shuffleboard, or any other Gaming within his house, or limits, under the Penalty of twenty shillings for every time so offending.

And what ever person or persons shall so play or Game, in any such house, or place, or in any other Gaming house, where there is a common resort to such Play, or Gaming, shall forfeit for every such offence five shillings.

And whosoever shall so play, or game for money, or money-worth, shall further forfeit double the value thereof, one half to the informer, and the rest to the Plantation, within the limits whereof he so played or gamed.

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The Rankin Family History Project began in 1997 with a simple 3 generation family chart.  When our grandmother found out we were researching our family tree, she loaned us her copy of Maryland Catholics on the Frontier by Timothy J. O'Rourke which helped us discover our St. Louis & Perry County roots.  We are also doing research in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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