Kettle’s Grant 1660

Symmonds Grant 1660

Look What I Found. The Original Grant from 1660

Crossing the Country Road from Concord to Lancaster

The other forty acres being an allowance for the country roads passing through the said tract of land


14 Replies to “Kettle’s Grant 1660”

  1. It looks like Kettle sold his house lot in Salem to Deputy Governor Symonds and took up Symonds grant here in the wilderness.

    However since it was so close Kettle rented a house from Abraham Joslin in Lancaster, while he worked his new grant in what would become, after King Philips War, the Town of Stow

    Are the Walnut Swamp and the Cedar Swamp the same place?

  2. The controversy of Kettle’s residence is an old one that has been argued over the centuries.

    In the late 19th Century it was the subject of an antiquarian debate emphasizing the correct methodology for historical research

  3. Antiquarian:
    An antiquarian or antiquary is an aficionado or student of antiquities or things of the past. More specifically, the term is used for those who study history with particular attention to ancient artifacts, archaeological and historic sites, or historic archives and manuscripts. Wikipedia

    “We speak from facts, not theory.”

  4. Will the real Slim Kettle please stand up?

    There was possibly a Garrison House 1692 in Bolton but it was not in the center of town as it now exists. It was on the East Side on Wattaquadoc Hill

    Those in John Moore’s 1704 garrison lived on the Marlborough road in the southeast part of Bolton, near the district now called Fryville. The graves of the brothers John and Jonathan Moore are in the burial ground on the old road to Hudson

    The Identity Thief Strikes Again

  5. Teddy it’s not Christmas yet

    Was there a garrison house in Bolton in 1675/6?

    Please see our other post Early Settlers of East Lancaster

    The questions remain where were the Marlboro Roads in 1692 and 1704?
    And were they the same as the Sudbury Road of 1653?

    1692 Marlboro Road – Probably Long Hill to Woobly to Old Bolton Road to Cox Street as there were no mills or roads in downtown Hudson until 1700

    1704 Marlboro Road – Could be South Bolton Road to Spectacle Hill Road to Bolton Street to Central Street to “The Mills” at the Marlboro “Cow Commons” on the Assabet River

    or if the reference to Fryville is correct the

    1704 Marlboro Road – could be Berlin Road to Quaker Lane to Wheeler Road to South Bolton Road to Central Street and on to “The Mills”

    Maybe this will straighten out the Kettle Konundrum

  6. If we assume the two John Moore Garrisons 1692 and 1704 are at roughly the same location this is probably the intersection either then or now of Old Bay Road, Randall Road, Farm Road and Berlin Road

  7. But were they? Who’s Simon Pipo?

    Where was the Beaman Garrison compared to the Moore Garrison in 1704?

    We’ve got West’s (pond) and Wilder’s (road) to sort out

    I can’t find it now but I know I’ve seen a reference to someone living on the East Side of Long Hill

    I’ll keep looking.

  8. John and his brother Gamaliel were among the first to return to Lancaster after the massacre. In 1704 John and Gamaliel were in a garrison in Lancaster commanded by Capt. Joseph Wilder and John Houghton; also in the garrison was their brother son-in-law Jeremiah Wilson. [citation needed]

    This is from Wikitree, seams a bit suspect ?

    We show these as two separate garrisons #7 and #8

    If it were one very large garrison; would Beaman et al have traveled the Bay Path – Old Bay Road over Wattaqudoc to the Old Common, instead of going to the Moore Garrison which is supposed also to be where they lived on the East side of Wattaqudoc Hill?

  9. In a letter from Rev. Thomas Cobbet of Ipswich to Mather, called ” New England’s Deliverances,” being No. 76 of the Mather Manuscripts in the Prince Library. is some information respecting the Lancaster captives not elsewhere to be found

    . . . . . . . May the 12″‘ Goodwife Divoll and Goodwife Ketle vpon ransom paid, came in to Concord, and vpon like ransom presently after john Moss of Groton and Lieftenant Kerley daughter were set at liberty, and nine more without ransom . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr Rowlinsons daughter was brought to Seaconke by a captiue squa, that got away from the Indians. and got home after Mr Rowlinsons son and his sister Divolls daughter. vpon theyr ransoms paid. were brought to Major Waldrens. And about July 11″‘ Goodwife Ketles elder daughter, about 17 y old, got away from the Indians to Marlborough

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