Acton Memorial Library

Acton Memorial Library

Early Town Records of Acton, Massachusetts

File/page number: 025

1738/9 March 5 Town meeting (continued from previous page)
1739 July 4 Town accounts

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3 It was Propounded whether ye town will Discontinue a bit of way from Joseph Barneses & Except of a way Lately Laid out toward ye Conecting House voted in ye Negative
4 Propounded whether thay will Except of a way for Josiah Piper to go to meeting Laid out by ye Selectman January ye 12 as was made to appere voted in ye affarmitive
5 it was propounded whether ye town will Except of Joseph Barnes Request voted in ye Negative
6 It was Propounded Whether they will Lay out thier pew ground voted in ye affarmitive allso propounded whether they will Chuse a Commeet [committee] for that Affare voted in ye affirmitive and made Choyce of Lt Thomas Wheeler John Brooks & Joseph Barns for Sd work allso pround [propounded] whether they will Give ye Revnd Mr Swift and his Haires [heirs] a Convenant Spot for a Pew voted in ye affirmitive & the meeting Was Dismist

The above Laid way Laid out for Mr Piper is marked as followeth viz beginning on the Line Betwen Said Piper’s Land & Land belonging to the Farrs Whare is a Gray oak tree marked then another Gray oak then a Wallnut Stump then a Gray oak then a White oak in Land Drawed by Elexender Cumming Neer the meeting House the marks are on the West Side of the way Said way is an open way of two rods wide Laid by [illegible] John Hale Joseph Fletcher & Simon Hunt Selectmen & was
  Excepted & ordered on Record Attestor
  Simon Hunt Town Clark

Acton July ye 4th 1739
Mr Barkers [in margin]
£5-0-0 [in margin]
to an order to Enoch Cleaveland in peart for keeping his mother Sheperd 2 – 0 – 0
August 1739 paide Mr Cleaveland in part out of ye Same for keeping ye widow Shepard 0 – 14 – 0
October paid to Cor John Prescott for ye widow Shepard 0 – 11 – 8
Paid for ye widdow Shepard’s [illegible] 0 – 16 – 8
November ye 22nd: 1739 by order to Jonathan Parlin 0 – 8 – 0
Paid to Nathan Robbens for ye Euse of ye pound Same Date to John Dudly paid for 2 steers to Mr Parlin 0 – 7 – 0
December ye Last 1739
Paid Enoch Cleveland for keeping ye widow Sheperd in part out of mr Barker fine money

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