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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

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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 1016: Servant: Peirce, Mary. Master: Lithgow, William. Town of Master: Georgetown, 14 June 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1017: Servant: Franks, Mary. Master: Howe, David. Town of Master: Penobscot, 6 April 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1017a: Selectmen of the town of Penobscot. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for David Howe, 9 April 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1018: Servant: Peirce, Mary. Master: Lithgow, William. Town of Master: Georgetown, 14 June 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1019: Servant: Silvester, Ebenezer. Master: Carr, Francis. Town of Master: Haverhill, 22 March 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1019a: Selectmen of the town of Haverhill. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Francis Carr, 20 March 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1020: Servant: Morris, Ann. Master: Wilcox, Samuel. Town of Master: Patridgefield, 8 January 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1021: Servant: Wright, John. Master: Hathway, James. Town of Master: Spencer, 27 March 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1022: Servant: Scriever, Julia Ann. Master: Hopkins, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 17 May 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1023: Servant: Gray, William. Master: Bulfinch, Jeremiah. Town of Master: Boston, 3 April 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1024: Servant: Cleverly, Sarah. Master: Hopkins, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 14 May 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1025: Servant: Melona, William Dun.  Master: Jackson, William. Town of Master: Boston, 4 June 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1026: Servant: Bennet, Elizabeth. Master: Shephard, Levi. Town of Master: Northampton, 4 October 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1026a: Selectmen of the town of Northampton. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Levi Shephard, 8 October 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1027: Servant: Henly, Esther. Master: Chapman, Benjamin. Town of Master: Granby, 21 September 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1027a: Selectmen of the town of Granby. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin Chapman, 28 August 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1028: Servant: Buckley, Mary. Master: Wilcox, Samuel. Town of Master: Partridgefield, 8 January 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1028a: Selectmen of the town of Partridgefield. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Wilcox, 17 November 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 1029: Servant: Eddy, Eunice. Master: Drinkwater, Allen. Town of Master: North Yarmouth, 19 August 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1030: Servant: Holden, Thomas. Master: Atwood, Eleazer [Elezer] Jr. Town of Master: Wellfleet, 5 May 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1030a: Selectmen of the town of Wellfleet.A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Eleazer Atwood, 1 March 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1031: Servant: Jolly, George. Master: McLain [McLean], Hugh. Town of Master: Milton, 22 May 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1031a: Selectmen of the town of Milton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Hugh McLain, 29 April 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1032: Servant: Tuckerman, Bartholomew. Master: Hopkins, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 14 May 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1032a: Selectmen of the town of Portland. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Hopkins, 8 March 1796Add to your cart.
Folder 1033: Servant: Truan, Sophia. Master: Sprague, Samuel. Town of Master: Charlestown, 29 April 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1033a: Selectmen of the town of Charlestown. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Sprague, 24 April 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1034: Servant: Tuckerman, Sarah. Master: Brett, Calvin. Town of Master: Easton, 25 April 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1035: Servant: Wright, John. Master: Hathway, James. Town of Master: Spencer, 27 March 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1035a: Selectmen of the town of Spencer. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Hathway, 24 January 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1036: Servant: Silvester, Charlotte. Master: Leighton [Leighty], Elizabeth. Town of Master: Boston, 7 June 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1037: Servant: Molton, Ann. Master: Buel, Samuel. Town of Master: Medford, 24 May 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1037a: Selectmen of the town of Medford. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel BuelAdd to your cart.
Folder 1038: Servant: Eddy, Eunice. Master: Drinkwater, Allen. Town of Master: North Yarmouth, 19 August 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1038a: Selectmen of the town of North Yarmouth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Allen Drinkwater, 30 July 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1039: Servant: Keth, James. Master: Butman [Buterman], Benjamin [Benjamen]. Town of Master: Worcester, 2 May 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1039a: Selectmen of the town of Worcester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin Butman, 29 April 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1040: Servant: Daws, Charlotte. Master: Fowler, Samuel. Town of Master: Westfield, 21 June 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1041: Servant: Brimmer, Ann. Master: Butler, Francis. Town of Master: Boston, 6 June 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1042: Servant: Dulgar, Polly. Master: Sprague, John. Town of Master: Lancaster, 26 November 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1042a: Selectmen of the town of Lancaster. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Sprague, 7 November 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 1043: Servant: Williams, Charlotte. Master: Hopkins, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 14 May 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1044: Servant: Davies, Isaac. Master: Erskin, George. Town of Master: Baker Town, 11 September 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1044a: Selectmen of the town of Baker Town [Bakerstown]. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for George Erskin, 11 September 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1045: Servant: Grear, Susanna. Master: Tuckerman, Elias. Town of Master: Boston, 12 August 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1046: Servant: Cooney, Ann. Master: Seaver, Ebenezer [Eben]. Town of Master: Roxbury, 19 August 1793Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1046a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Seaver, 23 May 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1047: Servant: Whaland, George. Master: Winchester, Gulliver. Town of Master: Brookline, 3 December 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1047a: Selectmen ofthe town of Brookline. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Gulliver Winchester, 2 December 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1048: Servant: Ayers, John. Master: Phelps, Andrew. Town of Master: Northampton, 18 January 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1048a: Selectmen of the town of Northampton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Ceritifcate for Andrew Phelps, 10 July 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1049: Servant: Ryan, William. Master: Hathway, James.  Town of Master: Spencer, 11 September 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1050: Servant: Washington, George. Master: Hathway, Levi. Town of Master: Spencer, 4 April 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1050a: Selectmen of the town of Spencer. A.D.S. to the Oversers of the Poor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Endorsement Ceritifcate for Levi Hathway, 22 March 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1051: Servant: Farmer, Susanna. Master: Austin, John. Town of Master: Boston, 30 September 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1052: Servant: Mason, Peggy. Master: Codman, John. Town of Master: Boston, 2 April 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1053: Servant: Morris, John. Master: Ellis, Jonathan. Town of Master: Topsham, 4 July 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1054: Servant: Henl[e]y, James. Master: Hinckley [Hinkley], Freeman.  Town of Master: Barnstable, 25 July 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1054a: Selectmen of the town of Barnstable. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Freeman Hinckley, 25 July 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1055: Servant: Loring, Isaac. Master: Tuckerman, John. Town of Master: Boston, 9 April 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1056: Servant: Erving, Henry. Master: Mears, John. Town of Master: Bristol, 10 May 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1056a: Selectmen of the town of Bristol. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Mears, 14 June 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1057: Servant: Henley [Henly], James. Master: Hinckley, Freeman. Town of Master: Barnstable, 25 July 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1058: Servant: Moelenar, Polly. Master: Kent, Elijah. Town of Master: Granby, 30 April 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1059: Servant: Moelenar, Polly. Master: Kent, Elijah. Town of Master: Granby, 30 April 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1060: Servant: Lewis, William. Master: Russell, Daniel. Town of Master: Hadley, 5 March 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1060a: Selectmen of the town of Hadley. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Daniel Russell, 30 December 1793Add to your cart.
Folder 1061: Servant: Richardson, Lavinia. Master: Watson, John. Town of Master: Plymouth, 19 September 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1062: Servant: Hartly, Ann. Master: Hadaway, Isabella. Town of Master: Boston, 14 February 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1063: Servant: Mcperson, Elizabeth. Master: Cumming, Thomas. Town of Master: Portland, 10 April 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1063a: Selectmen of the town of Portland. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Cumming, 2 May 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1064: Servant: Peirce, Elizabeth. Master: Winslow, John.  Town of Master: Boston, 18 December 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1065: Servant: Longly, William. Master: Kilton, Jonathan. Town of Master: Boston, 10 April 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1066: Servant: Longly, William. Master: Kilton, Jonathan. Town of Master: Boston, 10 April 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1067: Servant: Garrow, Elizabeth. Master: Phelps, Solomon. Town of Master: Westfield, June 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1068: Servant: Larence, Elizabeth. Master: Henderson, William. Town of Master: Cushing, 3 September 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1068a: Selectmen of the town of Cushing. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate forWilliam Henderson, 18 August 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1069: Servant: Penney, William. Master: Phillips, Francis. Town of Master: Malden, 6 February 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1069a: Selectmen ofthe town of Malden. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Francis Phillips, 21 January 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1070: Servant: Donner, William. Master: Martin, William. Town of Master: North Yarmouth, 24 June 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1070a: Selectmen of the town of Yarmouth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Martin, 21 November 1787Add to your cart.
Folder 1071: Servant: Rowen, Susanna. Master: Harrison, Ambrose. Town of Master: Boston, 27 September 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1072: Servant: Russell, Joseph. Master: Lyman, Joseph. Town of Master: Westfield, 25 June 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1072a: Selectmen ofthe town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Lyman, 20 June 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1073: Servant: Gally [Legalley], Jane. Master: Austin, Jonathan L. Town of Master: Boston, 5 September 1794Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1074: Servant: Jones, Mary. Master: Morgan, Robert. Town of Master: Spencer, 22 January 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1075: Servant: Ballard, Mary. Master: Fogg, Daniel. Town of Master: Braintree, 6 August 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1076: Servant: Dunken, Sarah. Master: Hinckley [Hinkley], Samuel. Town of Master: Brookfield, 5 June 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1077: Servant: Gorden, William. Master: Ballard, Asa. Town of Master: Holliston, 5 January 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1077a: Selectmen of the town of Holliston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Asa Ballard, 11 February 1795Add to your cart.
Folder 1078: Servant: Gally (Legalley), Sarah. Master: Dyer, John. Town of Master: Boston, 7 January 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1079: Servant: Bell, Christopher Jr. Master: Morse, Eliakim. Town of Master: Boston, 10 January 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1080: Servant: Thompson, Elizabeth. Master: Shaw, Bezaleel. Town of Master: Sherbourn, 8 June 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1081: Servant: Dunken, Sarah. Master: Hinckley, Samuel. Town of Master: Brookfield, 5 June 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1082: Servant: Spencer, Noble. Master: Hunnewell, Richard Jr. Town of Master: Penobscot, 27 January 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1083: Servant: Hartly, Ann. Master: Dean, Dwight. Town of Master: Mansfield, 20 January 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1083a: Selectmen of the town of Mansfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Dwight Dean, 2 Decmeber 1794Add to your cart.
Folder 1084: Servant: Harris, Sarah. Master: Bartlett, John Jr. Town of Master: Roxbury, 6 May 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1084a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Bartlett, 4 May 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 1085: Servant: Adams, Abigail. Master: Hatch, Crowel. Town of Master: Roxbury, 30 July 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1085a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Crowel Hatch, [1795]Add to your cart.
Folder 1086: Servant: Ballard, Mary. Master: Fogg, Daniel. Town of Master: Braintree, 6 August 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1087: Servant: Gordon, Charlotte. Master: Tyler, David. Town of Master: Boston, 1 September 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1088: Servant: Gordon, James. Master: Allen, Benjamin. Town of Master: Tisbury, 25 August 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1088a: Selectmen of the town of Tisbury. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin Allen, 10 August 1795Add to your cart.
Folder 1089: Servant: Jolly, Charles. Master: Green, Roland. Town of Master: Mansfield, 25 November 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1089a: Selectmen of the twon of Mansfield. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Roland Green, 15 October 1795Add to your cart.
Folder 1090: Servant: Jolly, Charles. Master: Newcomb, Asa. Town of Master: Norton, 19 November 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1090a: Selectmen of the town of Noron. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Asa Newcomb, 27 May 1796Add to your cart.
Folder 1091: Servant: Rowen, Susanna. Master: Newall, Joseph. Town of Master: Boston, 5 July 1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1092: Servant: Lewis, Sarah. Master: Davis, Daniel. Town of Master: Portland, 24 June 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1092a: Selectmen of the town of Portland. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Daniel Davis, 12 March 1796Add to your cart.
Folder 1093: Servant: Gordon, Samuel. Master: Snow, Elisha Jr. Town of Master: Truro, 17 March 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1094: Servant: McKenzie, Thomas. Master: Wallcut, Benjamin. Town of Master: Nantucket, 30 April 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1094a: Selectmen of the town of Nantucket. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin Wallcut, 3 May 1796Add to your cart.
Folder 1095: Servant: Marstins, William. Master: Burr, Jonathan. Town of Master: Sandwich, 30 May 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1095a: Selectmen of the town of Sandwich. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Jonathan Burr, 23 October 1795Add to your cart.
Folder 1096: Servant: Marstins, Mary. Master: Burr, Jonathan. Town of Master: Sandwich, 30 May 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1097: Servant: Adams, Nathaniel. Master: Emerson, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Topsham, 1 October 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1097a: Selectmen of the town of Topsham. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Emerson, 13 September 1796Add to your cart.
Folder 1098: Servant: Bager, Rose. Master: Farnham, William. Town of Master: Newburyport, 7 September 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1098a: Selectman of the town of Newburyport. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Farnham, 3 September 1796Add to your cart.
Item 1098b: Selectman of the town of Newburyport. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Franham, 3 September 1796Add to your cart.
Folder 1099: Servant: Allen, Betsy. Master: Thacher, Mary. Town of Master: Cambridge, 31 August 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1100: Servant: Bager, Dublin. Master: Ruggles, Nathaniel. Town of Master: Roxbury, 12 August 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1100a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Nathaniel Ruggles, 11 August 1796Add to your cart.
Folder 1101: Servant: Farrier, George. Master: Sale, John Jr. Town of Master: Chelsea, 29 November 1796Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1101a: Selectmen of the town of Chelsea. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for John Sale, Jr., 30 November 1796Add to your cart.
Folder 1102: Servant: Badger, William. Master: Hoyt, Joseph. Town of Master: Newburyport, 1 June 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1103: Servant: Badger, William. Master: Hoyt, Joseph. Town of Master: Newburyport, 1 June 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1104: Servant: Scollay, Michael. Master: Mustard, Charles. Town of Master: Topsham, 21 April 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1104a: Selectmen from the town of Topsham. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston; Topsham, 12 November 1810Add to your cart.
Informing Overseers that Charles Mustard has discharged Micahel Scollay, who has fulfilled the obligation of his indenture.
Folder 1105: Servant: Cole, Jacob. Master: Clark, Humphrey. Town of Master: Boston, 10 April 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1106: Servant: Foalke, John. Master: Call, Jonathan. Town of Master: Newburyport, 15 April 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1106a: Selectmen of the town of Newburyport. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Jonathan Call, 10 April 1797Add to your cart.
Folder 1107: Servant: Clark, Henry Peterson. Master: Smallige, Josiah. Town of Master: Edem, 18 April 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1107a: Selectmen of the town of Edem. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Josiah Smallige, 20 April 1797Add to your cart.
Item 1107b: Freemen, Capt. A.L.S. to Jonathan L.Austin; [Boston], 18 April 1779Add to your cart.
Stating that Josiah Smallige has three (3) weeks to provide a certificate from the selectmen of his town attesting to his character.
Folder 1108: Servant: Webber, Mary. Master: Clark, Humphrey. Town of Master: Boston, 5 May 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1109: Servant: Gendell, Ephraim S. Master: Holland, John G. Town of Master: Boston, 16 August 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1110: Servant: Gendell, Ephraim S. Master: Holland, John G. Town of Master: Boston, 16 August 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1111: Servant: Mathews, James. Master: Pierce, Lemuel. Town of Master: Roxbury, 5 September 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 111a: Selectmen ofthe town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Lemuel Pierce, 22 August 1797Add to your cart.
Folder 1112: Servant: Holden, John. Master: Daten, James Jr. Town of Master: Plymouth, 26 October 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1112a: Selectmen of the town of Plymouth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Daten, 25 September 1797Add to your cart.
Folder 1113: Servant: Ridgeway, Sophia. Master: Wiles, Jonathan. Town of Master: Walpole, 26 December 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1113a: Selectmen from the town of Wapole. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston; Walpole, 24 July 1805Add to your cart.
Stating that Sophia Ridgeway has fulfilled her apprenticeship, but because of physical disablilites, the Overseers of might want to release her to the [     ] tribe.
Folder 1114: Servant: Gordon, Sarah. Master: Blaney, Joseph. Town of Master: Boston, 16 December 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1115: Servant: Anderson, Joseph. Master: Brooks, James. Town of Master: Pepperell, 27 October 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1116: Servant: Anderson, Joseph. Master: Brooks, James. Town of Master: Pepperell, 27 October 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1116a: Selectmen of the town of Peppernell. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Brooks, 25 October 1797Add to your cart.
Folder 1117: Servant: Galley [Legalley], Richard. Master: Wellington, Daniel. Town of Master: Newburyport, 30 December 1797Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1117a: Selectmen of the town of Newburyport. A.D.S. to the Selectmen of the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Daniel Wellington, 30 December 1797Add to your cart.
Item 1117b: Selectmen of the townof Newburyport. A.D.S to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston}; Newburyport, 25 December 1797Add to your cart.
States that Daniel Wellington wishes to keep Richard Galley as his apprentice.

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