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Title: Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor Indentures, 1734-1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Collection Identifier: MS  7248

Primary Creator: Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor

Extent: 1226.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Almshouses — Records — Massachusetts — Historical, Boston (Mass.). — Overseers of the Poor, Boston (Mass.). — Selectmen, Child Labor — Massachusetts — Boston — History, Children — Massachusetts — Poverty, Indentured Servants, Massachusetts — Social Life and Customs, Poor — Massachusetts — Boston, Public Welfare — Records — Massachusetts — Historical

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains 1,212 indentures that document the Overseers of the Poor of the City of Boston efforts to manage the children of the poor by placing them in house-holds where these children would have food, clothing, and shelter and receive a basic education in exchange for their labor. While the majority of the children were bound out to do housework, including knitting and sewing and farmwork, the indentures also document the kinds of trades that were open to young males in the 18th century such as weaver, shoemaker, and blacksmith. In addition, the towns and families into which the children were put into service as well as the attitudes of child rearing and literacy are also documented. Finally, the indentures serve as a record of the influence of Puritan values on social welfare in Boston.

Collection Historical Note

From 1630-1692, Boston’s poor were the responsibility of the Town Selectmen who believed that the welfare of the individual should come second to the religious and secular needs of the community and conversely, that the community had a responsibility to the welfare of the individual. Thus, poverty was viewed in both financial and moral terms, and the only way to remedy it was through a well-regulated family.  Consequently, the children of parents who needed poor relief or who were not being raised according to religious and social standards were removed from the home and bound out to a master who would provide daily maintenance and basic education in exchange for labor. The Boston Overseers of the Poor was established in 1692 by an act that called for children who had no visible means of support to be placed in either a home or in some kind of employment that would benefit both them and the public. In addition, this act stipulated that the female child should be bound out until she was eighteen, or time of marriage, and the male until he was 21. In 1720, it became the responsibility of the master to teach their male apprentices how to read and write and later arithmetic, and their female apprentices how to read. Eventually females were taught arithmetic and how to write. By 1735, there were twelve Overseers in Boston, one for each ward whose responsibility it was to remove children from families that were poor or where parents were considered unsuited to raising children or from the Almshouse, and to bind them out to appropriate masters. There were about 1,100 children bound out by the Overseers between 1734 and 1805.

Subject/Index Terms

Almshouses — Records — Massachusetts — Historical
Boston (Mass.). — Overseers of the Poor
Boston (Mass.). — Selectmen
Child Labor — Massachusetts — Boston — History
Children — Massachusetts — Poverty
Indentured Servants
Massachusetts — Social Life and Customs
Poor — Massachusetts — Boston
Public Welfare — Records — Massachusetts — Historical

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Rare Books."

Related Materials: MS x Ch. A. 2.36   Memorandum to the General Court by Daniel Gookin concerning Indian children who were put into service to the English. The names and ages of the children, the names of their relations, the places where they belonged, and the names of the persons with whom they were placed are included. Dated  10 August 1675.

Preferred Citation: Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor Indentures, MS 7248. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Kimberly Reynolds, August 2014.

Other Note: Conservation generously underwritten by the Associates of the Boston Public Library and the Yale Class of 1955 in honor of David McCullough.


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Folder 915: Servant: Levett, Elizabeth. Master: Burbank, Timothy. Town of Master: West Springfield, 29 February 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 915a: Selectmen of the town of West Springfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Timothy Burbank, 10 March 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 916: Servant: Greenough, Thomas. Master: Lee, Joseph. Town of Master: Royalton, 16 September 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 917: Servant: Drew, Catharine. Master: Nicholson, Samuel. Town of Master: Charlestown, 18 March 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 917a: Selectmen of the town of Charlestown. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Nicholson, 18 March 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 918: Servant: Legalley, Richard. Master: Boeman, Abraham. Town of Master: Portland, 26 July 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 919: Servant: Hurley, Abigail. Master: Bent, Joseph. Town of Master: Milton, 20 March 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 920: Servant: Gardener, James. Master: Langdon, John. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 14 July 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 921: Servant: Cuninham, Lucy. Master: Cutler [Cutter], Samuel. Town of Master: North Yarmouth, 2 October 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 922: Servant: Cromwell/Farris, Ann/Patience. Master: Batchelder, Josiah. Town of Master: Chelsea, 19 August 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 923: Servant: Eddy, Bezaleel. Master: Hopkins, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 24 July 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 924: Servant: Downe, Rebecca. Master: Langdon, John. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 23 June 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 925: Servant: Taunt, James. Master: Bacon, Elijah. Town of Master: Bedford, 6 February 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 926: Servant: Drew, Catharine. Master: Nicholson, Samuel. Town of Master: Charlestown, 18 March 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 927: Servant: Gosling, Samuel. Master: Tedder, Valentine. Town of Master: Marblehead, 19 June 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 927a: Selectmen of the town of Marblehead. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Valentine Tedder, 18 June 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 928: Servant: Eddy, Sibble. Master: Hopkins, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 24 July 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 929: Servant: Clough, Abigail [Abigal]. Master: Skinner, Henry. Town of Master: Woolrich, 2 July 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 929a: Selectmen of the town of Woolrich. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Henry Skinner, 15 July 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 930: Servant: Drew, Charles. Master: Padleford [Padelford], Seth. Town of Master: Taunton, 3 July 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 930a: Selectmen of the town of Taunton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Seth Padelford, 26 June 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 931: Servant: Randol, George. Master: Langdon, John. Town of Master: Pownalborough [Pownalboro], 23 June 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 931a: Selectmen of the town of Pownalborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Langdon, 2 July 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 932: Servant: Taunt, James. Master: Bacon, Elijah. Town of Master: Bedford, 6 February 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 932a: Selectmen of the town of Bedford. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Elijah Bacon, 4 February 1788Add to your cart.
Item 932b: Bacon, Oliver. A.L.S. to the Selectmen of the Boston; [Bedford?], n.d.Add to your cart.
Requests that James Taunt be bound over to Elijah Bacon.
Folder 933: Servant: Ethredge, Ann. Master: Coffin [Coffen], William. Town of Master: Gloucester, 29 October 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 933a: Selectmen of the town of Gloucester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Coffin, 3 November 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 934: Servant: Peirce, Abigal. Master: Polascosky, John. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 8 August 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 934a: Selectmen of the town of Pownalborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Polascosky, 20 May 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 935: Servant: Legalley, William. Master: Ives, Thomas. Town of Master: Great Barrington, 29 January 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 935a: Selectmen of the town of Great Barrington. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomes Ires, 9 March 1789Add to your cart.
Item 935b: Partridge, Sam. A,L.S. to Rev. Parker [n.p.], 18 June 1789Add to your cart.
Asks about the age of William Gally. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 936: Servant: Crane, Mary. Master: Baker, Thomas. Town of Master: Great Barrington, 10 February 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 936a: Selectmen of the town of Great Barrington. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Baker, 7 March 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 937: Servant: Taunt, James. Master: Bacon, John. Town of Master: Billerica, 1 April 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 937a: Selectmen of the town of Billerica. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Bacon, 3 March 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 938: Servant: de St. Pree, Charles. Master: Allen, Ezekial [Ezekiel]. Town of Master: Manchester, 11 April 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 938a: Selectmen of the town Manchester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ezekiel Allen, 4 April 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 939: Servant: Willit, John. Master: Munson, Samuel Dickerman. Town of Master: Truro, 13 March 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 940: Servant: Wakefeild, Matthew. Master: Fowler, Samuel. Town of Master: Westfield, 4 June 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 941: Servant: Ethridg, Thomas. Master: Butts, Samuel. Town of Master: Portland, 7 October 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 941a: FragmentAdd to your cart.
I have his note for 1 dollar for [the] Indenture.
Folder 942: Servant: Willit, John. Master: Munson, Samuel Dickerman. Town of Master: Truro, 13 March 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 943: Servant: Ethridg, Thomas. Master: Butts, Samuel. Town of Master: Portland, 7 October 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 944: Servant: Burkhart, John. Master: Tedder, Valentine. Town of Master: Marblehead, 17 September 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 944a: Selectmen of the town of Marblehead. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for vaneltine Tedder, 18 september 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 945: Servant: White, James. Master: Bussey, Benjamin. Town of Master: Dedham, 8 January 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 945a: Selectmen of the town of Dedham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin Bussey, 5 January 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 946: Servant: Negars, Rhode. Master: Joy, Samuel. Town of Master: Goldsborough, 16 October 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 946a: Selectmen of the twon of Goldsborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Joy, 16 September 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 947: Servant: Richards, John. Master: Sprague, John. Town of Master: Worcester, 14 November 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 948: Servant: Galley [Legalley], Jane. Master: Smith, Thomas. Town of Master: Hardwick, 10 July 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 948a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Smith, 29 July 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 949: Servant: Godard, Mary. Master: Williams, Abraham. Town of Master: Sandwich, 16 July 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 949a: Selectmen of the town of Sandwich. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Abraham Williams, 13 July 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 950: Servant: Godard, Mary. Master: Williams, Abraham. Town of Master: Sandwich, 16 July 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 951: Servant: Matthews, James. Master: Heard [Hurd], Edmund. Town of Master: Lancaster, 4 August 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (4 p.)
Item 951a: Selectmen of the town of Lancaster. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Edmund Heard, 30 July 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 952: Servant: Gally [Legalley], Sarah. Master: Hall, Moses. Town of Master: Charlestown, August 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 952a: Selectmen of the town of Charlestown. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Moses Hall, 31 July 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 953: Servant: Henly, Mary. Master: Gibbs, Caleb. Town of Master: Berry, 14 August 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 953: Selectmen of the town of Berry. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Caleb Gibbs, 10 August 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 954: Servant: Dunker, Sarah. Master: Rawson, Jonathan [Jonathon]. Town of Master: Braintree, 17 June 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Folder 955: Servant: Dunn, William. Master: Bemis, Jonathan. Town of Master: Watertown, 6 September 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (4 p.)
Item 955a: Selectmen of the town of Watertown. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Jonathan Bemis, 4 September 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 956: Servant: Dunn, William. Master: Bemis, Jonathan. Town of Master: Watertown, 6 September 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 957: Servant: Ingalls, Stephen. Master: Lewis, David. Town of Master: Boston, 3 March 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 958: Servant: Nuttige, Mary. Master: Ripley, Hezekiah. Town of Master: Kingston, 10 August 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 958a: Selectmen of the town of Kingston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Hezekiah Ripley, 19 August 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 959: Servant: Jolly, Charles. Master: Danby, Alexander. Town of Master: Mansfield, 10 May 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 959a: Selectmen of the town of Mansfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Alexander Danby, 23 March 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 960: Servant: Gray, Jeremiah. Master: Rawson, Jonathan. Town of Master: Braintree, 14 July 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 961: Servant: Forssey, William. Master: Sargeant, Samuel. Town of Master: Leicester, 21 December 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (4 p.)
Folder 962: Servant: Ingersol, Nathenal. Master: Cox, Artemas. Town of Master: Brunswick, 11 November 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 963: Servant: Ingersol, Nathenal. Master: Cox, Artemas. Town of Master: Brunswick, 11 November 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 964: Servant: Trainhorne, Ann. Master: Stevens, William W. Town of Master: Charlestown, 2 November 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 964a: Selectmen of the townof Charlestown. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for William W. Stephens, 1 November 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 965: Servant: Trainhorne [Trainhorn], Ann. Master: Stevens, William W. Town of Master: Charlestown, 2 November 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 966: Servant: Gally [Legalley], Sarah. Master: Hall, Moses. Town of Master: Charlestown, August 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 967: Servant: Materson, Hebron. Master: Hunnewell, Richard. Town of Master: Penobscot, 15 January 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 968: Servant: Cromwell, Ann. Master: Hun[n]ewell, Richard. Town of Master: Penobscot, 12 January 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 968a: Selectmen of the town of Penobscot. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Richard Hunewell, 12 February 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 969: Servant: Willet, John. Master: Trowbridge, John. Town of Master: Waldoborough, 15 April 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 960a: Selectmen of the town of Waldoborough. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for John Trowbridge, 17 March 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 970: Servant: Jolly, Charles. Master: Danby, Alexander. Town of Master: Mansfield, 10 May 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 970a: Selectmen of the town of Mansfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Alexander Danby, 10 May 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 971: Servant: Waterman, Suckey. Master: Beale, Benjamin. Town of Master: Dorchester, 2 February 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 971a: Selectmen of the town of Dorchester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin Beale, 4 February 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 972: Servant: Spooner [Spoonner], Johannah. Master: Larned, Simon. Town of Master: Pittsfield, 15 February 1790Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Folder 973: Servant: Russell, Sally Cade. Master: Blunt, David. Town of Master: Andover, 25 October 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 974: Servant: Peirce, Betsy. Master: Belcher, David. Town of Master: Chelsea, 10 September 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 975: Servant: Jolly, George. Master: Alden, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Braintree, 28 May 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 976: Servant: Voice, Katharine. Master: Tukesbury [Tuksbury], James. Town of Master: Chelsea, 10 September 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 796a: Selectmen of the town of Chelsea. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Tukesbury, 7 Septmenber 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 977: Servant: Burkhart, Elizabeth. Master: Chase, William. Town of Master: Freeport, 22 July 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 977a: Selectmen of the town of Freeport. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Chase, 30 June 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 978: Servant: Man, Sarah. Master: Whittemore, Jeremiah. Town of Master: Spencer, 7 April 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 978a: Selectmen of the town of Spencer. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Jeremiah Whittemare, 21 March 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 979: Servant: Pool, Mary. Master: Gee, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Westhampton, 14 February 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 979a: Selectmen of the town of Westhampton. A.D.S. to the A.D.S. to the Overseers of the alms house Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Gee, 7 February 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 980: Servant: Cox, Eleanor. Master: Bayles [Baylies], Hadijah. Town of Master: Brighton, 4 February 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 980a: Selectmen of the town of Brighton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Hadijah Bayles, 7 February 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 981: Servant: Cox, Eleanor. Master: Bayles [Baylies], Hadijah. Town of Master: Brighton, 4 February 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 982: Servant: Carr, Robert. Master: Stone, John. Town of Master: Concord, 6 January 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 983: Servant: Etheridge, Mary. Master: Davies, Jonathan. Town of Master: Roxbury, 15 December 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 984: Servant: Hinds, Thomas. Master: Blunt, David. Town of Master: Andover, 25 October 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 985: Servant: Brown, John. Master: Banister, Barzillai. Town of Master: Goshen, 4 January 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 985a: Selectmen of the town of Goshen. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Barzillai Banister, 23 December 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 986: Servant: Carr, Robert. Master: Stone, John. Town of Master: Concord, 6 January 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 986a: Selectmen of the town of Concord. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Stone, 4 February 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 987: Servant: Murphey, Ann. Master: Blaney, William. Town of Master: Roxbury, 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 988: Servant: Mahew, Henry Eaton. Master: Rowe, John Jr. Town of Master: Sunderland, 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 989: Servant: Tukesbury, Hannah. Master: Sever, William. Town of Master: Kingston, 29 November 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (4 p.)
Item 989a: Selectmen of the town of Kingston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Server, 1 December 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 990: Servant: Rea, Nancy. Master: Bridge, John. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 17 October 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 990a: Selectmen of the town of Pownalborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Bridge, 12 November 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 991: Servant: Rea, Nancy. Master: Bridge, John. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 17 October 1791Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (4 p.)
Item 991a: Selectmen of the town of Pownalborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Bridge, 10 April 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 992: Servant: Loring, Sarah. Master: Tyler, David. Town of Master: Boston, 13 March 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 992a: Selectmen of the town of Boston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for David Tyler, 2 February 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 993: Servant: Farrier, Elizabeth. Master: Bourne, Shearjushub. Town of Master: Barnstable, 18 August 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 994: Servant: Trainhorne [Trainhorn], Ann. Master: Martin, William. Town of Master: North Yarmouth, 16 June 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (4 p.)
Item 994a: Fragment., n.d.Add to your cart.
States that the apprentice must be taught a trade at 14 years old.
Folder 995: Servant: Brown, James. Master: Stephenson, John Jr. Town of Master: Chesterfield, 17 February 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 995a: Selectmen of the town of Chesterfield. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for John Stephenson, 4 Februray 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 996: Servant: Dawson, Roseanah. Master: May, John. Town of Master: Portland, 28 November 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 996a: Selectmen of the town of Portland. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John May, 10 January 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 997: Servant: Ford, Esther. Master: Hinckley [Hinkley], Samuel. Town of Master: Brookfield, 12 April 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Folder 998: Servant: Foster, Susanna. Master: Longley, George. Town of Master: Boston, 17 March 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 999: Servant: Whitmore, Joseph. Master: Avery, James. Town of Master: Machias, 2 August 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 1000: Servant: Stephens, William. Master: Baldwin, Samuel. Town of Master: Windsor, 31 January 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 1000a: Selectmen of the town of Windsor. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for, 23 January 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1001: Servant: Farrier, Ann. Master: Barrett [Barret], John. Town of Master: Northfield, 23 February 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 s. (3 p.)
Item 1001a: Selectmen of the town of Northfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Barrett, 17 February 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1002: Servant: Whitemore, Samuel. Master: LeBaron, Lazarus. Town of Master: Sutton, 14 February 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1002a: Selectmen of the town of Sutton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Lazarus LeBaron, 6 January 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1003: Servant: Whitmore, Joseph. Master: Avery, James. Town of Master: Machias, 2 August 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1003a: Selectmen of the town of Machias. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for James Avery, 23 May 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1004: Servant: Gorden, Mary. Master: Howard, Daniel.  Town of Master: Bridgewater, 20 June 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1004a: Selectmen of the town of Bridgewater. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Daniel Howard, 18 June 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1005: Servant: Ethridge, William. Master: Kittridge, William. Town of Master: Conway, 7 June 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1005: Selectmen of the town of Conway. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Kittridge, 27 November 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1006: Servant: Hunnewell, Peter. Master: Webb, Adren. Town of Master: Worcester, 2 May 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1006a: Selectmen of the town of Worcester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Adren Webb, 22 May 1782Add to your cart.
Folder 1007: Servant: Delay, Mary. Master: Carpenter, Thomas II. Town of Master: Rehoboth, 13 June 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1007a: Selectmen of the twon of Rehoboth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Carpenter, II, 10 June 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1008: Servant: McKinzey, Sarah. Master: Hopkins, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 16 May 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1009: Servant: Woodman, Henry. Master: Hinckley, Samuel. Town of Master: Brookfield, 20 April 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1010: Servant: Franks, John. Master: Titterton, Gabriel. Town of Master: Roxbury, 22 May 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1010a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Gabriel Titterton, 9 May 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1011: Servant: Dulash, Nicholas. Master: Hopkins, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 16 May 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1012: Servant: Battist, John. Master: Blackman, Adam. Town of Master: Stoughton, 4 April 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1012a: Selectmen of the town of Stoughton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Adam Blackman, 2 April 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1013: Servant: Corbet, John. Master: Morse, Ozias. Town of Master: Boston, 3 October 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1014: Servant: Farmer, Thomas. Master: Jones, Joshua. Town of Master: Concord, 15 October 1792Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1014a: Selectmen of the town of Concord. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Joshua Jones, 26 July 1772Add to your cart.
Folder 1015: Selectmen of Boston. A.L.S. to Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Boston; Boston, 15 February 1786Add to your cart.
Informing Overseers that Polly Kelty of the District of Berlin must be returned to Boston to be provided for. 1 s. (2 p.)

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