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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

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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 1118: Servant: Hillman, Cornelius. Master: Durant, Edward. Town of Master: Fitchburg, 5 July 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1119: Servant: McKenzie, John. Master: Weston, Ezra Jr. Town of Master: Doxborough, 6 December 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1119a: Selectmen of the town of Doxborough. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Ezra Weston, Jr., [1798]Add to your cart.
Folder 1120: Servant: Brown, Thomas Filley. Master: Phinney, Benjamin. Town of Master: Lexington, 8 December 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1120a: Selectmen of the town of Lexington. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin Phinney, 7 December 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1121: Servant: Badger, Parmelia. Master: Hichborn, Robert. Town of Master: Prospect, 24 January 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1121a: Selectmen of the town of Prospect. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Robert Hichborn, 6 February 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1122: Servant: Indian boy, John. Master: Dorr, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Boston, 25 March 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1122a: Selectmen of the town of Boston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Door, 21 February 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1123: Servant: Ramsdell, Catherine. Master: Payne [Payn], Ebenezer. Town of Master: Camden, 20 July 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1123a: Selectmen of the town of Camden. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Payne [Payn], 30 June 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1124: Servant: Ramsdell, Catharine. Master: Payne, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Camden, 20 July 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1125: Servant: Indian boy, Bill. Master: Dorr, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Boston, 25 March 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1125a: Selectmen of the town of Boston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Dorr, 21 February 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1126: Servant: Cowen, Betsey. Master: Cunningham, Andrew. Town of Master: Boston, 28 May 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1127: Servant: Roberts, James. Master: Trask, Samuel. Town of Master: Leicester, 6 June 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1127a: Selectmen of the town of Leicester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Trask, 10 September 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1128: Servant: Pike, William. Master: Perry, Caleb. Town of Master: Sandwich, 28 May 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1128a: Selectmen of the town of Sandwich. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Caleb Perry, 10 October 1797Add to your cart.
Folder 1129: Servant: Panot, Sukey. Master: Kellogg, Samuel. Town of Master: Westfield, 4 August 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1129a: Selectmen of the town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Kellogg, 28 July 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1130: Servant: Eddy, Barzellai. Master: Knight, Joshua. Town of Master: Portland, 10 October 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1130a: Selectmen of the town of Portland. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joshua Knight, 28 September 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1131: Servant: Galley [Legalley], Sarah. Master: Austin, Benjamin Jr. Town of Master: Boston, 7 November 1798Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1132: Servant: Sharp, Mary Ann. Master: Hall, Warren. Town of Master: Buckston, 29 June 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1132a: Selectmen of the town of Buckston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Warren Hall, 8 July 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1133: Servant: Gair, Nancy. Master: Storer, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Portland, 3 June 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1133a: Selectmen of the town of Portland. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Storer, 8 May 1798Add to your cart.
Folder 1134: Servant: Healy, John. Master: Clement, Thomas. Town of Master: Boston, 11 June 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1135: Servant: Furr, Thomas. Master: Storer, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Portland, 29 May 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1135a: Selectmen of the town of Portland. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Storer, 27 May 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1136: Servant: Roges, William. Master: Stearns, John. Town of Master: Waltham, 9 May 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1136a: Selectmen of the town of Waltham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Stearns, 8 May 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1137: Servant: Benall, Thomas. Master: Hatch, Mark. Town of Master: Castine, 20 June 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1137a: Selectmen of the town of Castine. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Mark Hatch, 28 June 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1138: Servant: Gaines, Samuel. Master: Swift, John. Town of Master: Milton, 22 June 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1139: Servant: Bradlee, Betsey. Master: Brown, Luke. Town of Master: Hardwick, 23 January 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1139a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Luke Brown, 19 February 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1140: Servant: Murry, James. Master: Hathway, Levi. Town of Master: Spencer, 20 February 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1140a: Selectmen of the town of Spencer. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Levi Hathway, 10 September 1790Add to your cart.
Folder 1141: Servant: Bernard, John. Master: Dix, John. Town of Master: Littleton, 2 March 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1141a: Selectmen of the towno f Littleton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Dix, 27 February 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1142: Servant: Smith, Sophia. Master: Patton, William. Town of Master: Roxbury, 26 March 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1143: Servant: Blackburn, Barbara. Master: Hills, John. Town of Master: Boston, 3 November 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1144: Servant: Quill, Cornelius O. Master: Gardner, John. Town of Master: Leominster, 1 May 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1144a: Selectmen of the town of Leominster. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Garnner, 6 May 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1145: Servant: Howard, Mary. Master: Carleton, Osgood. Town of Master: Boston, 3 April 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1146: Servant: Ramsdale, Joseph. Master: Weld, David. Town of Master: Roxbury, 1 April 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1146a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for David Weld, 29 March 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1147: Servant: Gray, Jeremiah. Master: Fuller, Joseph. Town of Master: Lynn, 3 December 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1147a: Selectmen of the town of Lynn. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Fuller, 7 October 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1148: Servant: Smith, Mary. Master: Ruggles, Nathaniel. Town of Master: Roxbury, 13 April 1799Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1148a: 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, 17 June 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 1149: Servant: Monk, George. Master: Warner, Jonathan. Town of Master: Hardwick, 26 September 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1149a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Jonathan Warner, 7 October 1800Add to your cart.
Folder 1150: Servant: Foalke, Charlotte. Master: Boyle, John. Town of Master: Boston, 6 August 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1151: Servant: Newell, Sally. Master: Roberts, John L. Town of Master: Boston, 5 November 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1152: Servant: Newell, Ruth. Master: Spear, Caesar [Ceasar]. Town of Master: Boston, 3 February 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1153: Servant: Newell, Ruth. Master: Spear, Caesar [Ceasar]. Town of Master: Boston, 3 February 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1154: Servant: Belknap, Mary. Master: Blugge [Blagge], Samuel. Town of Master: Dorchester, 15 April 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1154a: Selectmen of the town Dorchester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Blugge, 15 April 1800Add to your cart.
Folder 1155: Servant: Trayhorn, Ann. Master: March, Stephen. Town of Master: Union, 7 April 1800Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1156: Servant: Holley, Eloner. Master: Sampson, Anna. Town of Master: Kingstown, 4 November 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1156a: Selectmen of the town of Kingston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Anna Sampson, 31 October 1801Add to your cart.
Folder 1157: Servant: Ramsdale, Silas. Master: Weston, Ezra. Town of Master: Duxborough, 21 October 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1158: Servant: Marmior, Jane. Master: Sale, John Jr. Town of Master: Chelsea, 24 November 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1159: Servant: Anderson, Sally. Master: Wetmore, William. Town of Master: Penobscot, 28 October 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1160: Servant: Burdekin, John. Master: Bardwell, Chester. Town of Master: Whateley, 28 December 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1160a: Selectmen of the town of Whateley. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Chester Bardwell, 7 December 1801Add to your cart.
Folder 1161: Servant: Robinson, Joseph. Master: Loring, Jotham. Town of Master: Duxborough, 21 December 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1161a: Selectmen of the town of Duxborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Jotham Loring, 15 March 1801[?]Add to your cart.
Folder 1162: Servant: Blackburn, Jacob. Master: Penniman, Stephen. Town of Master: Braintree, 27 March 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1163: Servant: Smith, Theodore. Master: Smith, Henry. Town of Master: Dedham, 7 January 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1163a: Selectmen of the town of Dedham. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Henry Smith, 13 January 1801Add to your cart.
Folder 1164: Servant: Smith, Lewis. Master: Price, James. Town of Master: Concord, 1 January 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1164a: Selectmen of the town of Concord. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Price, 26 January 1801Add to your cart.
Folder 1165: Servant: Foalke, Catharine. Master: Weld, William G. Town of Master: Roxbury, 11 May 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1166: Servant: Foalke, Catharine. Master: Weld, William G. Town of Master: Roxbury, 11 May 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1166a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William G. Weld, [1801]Add to your cart.
Folder 1167: Servant: Baker, James. Master: Lambard, Luke Jr. Town of Master: Bath, 16 September 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1167a: Selectmen of the town of Bath. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Luke Lambard, Jr., 11 September 1801Add to your cart.
Folder 1168: Servant: Gardner, Andrew Jr. Master: Crocker, Ebenezer Jr. Town of Master: Barnstable, 18 July 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1168a: Selectmen of the town of Barnstable. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Crocker, Jr., 20 July 1801Add to your cart.
Folder 1169: Servant: Davis, Sally. Master: Russell, George. Town of Master: Kingston, 13 November 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1170: Servant: Marmior, John. Master: Palmer, Joshua. Town of Master: Camden, 6 December 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1170a: Selectmen of the town of Camden. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Joshua Palmer, [1801]Add to your cart.
Folder 1171: Servant: Gordan, Sarah. Master: Bartlett [Bartlet], John. Town of Master: Roxbury, 25 January 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1171a: 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, 22 January 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1172: Servant: Burdekin, Joseph. Master: Shaw, William. Town of Master: Quincy, 6 February 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1172a: Selectmen of the town of Qunicy. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Shaw, 25 February 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1173: Servant: Hillman, Cornelius. Master: Bucknam, Nathan. Town of Master: Falmouth, 3 April 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1173a: Selectmen of the town of Falmouth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Nathan Bucknam, 17 April 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1174: Servant: Higgins, William. Master: Cookson, Samuel. Town of Master: Roxbury, 15 April 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1175: Servant: Wild, Benjamin. Master: Myrick, Barnabas. Town of Master: Hebron, 27 March 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1175a: Selectmen of the town of Hebron. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Barnabas Myrick, 10 April 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1176: Servant: Burdekin, Joseph. Master: Shaw, William. Town of Master: Quincy, 6 February 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1177: Servant: Mongo, Elias. Master: Newhall, Phineas. Town of Master: Leicester, 16 April 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1177a: Selectmen of the town of Leicester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Phineas Newhall, 19 April 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1178: Servant: Malborn, Samuel. Master: Cunningham, Williams [William]. Town of Master: Lunenburg, 13 August 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1178a: Selectmen of the town of Lunenburg. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William cunningham, 7 June 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1179: Servant: Penny, Barnaby. Master: Sewall, Samuel. Town of Master: Marblehead, 2 July 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1179a: Selectmen of the town of Marblehead. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Sewall, 22 June 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1180: Servant: Henly, James. Master: Lothrop, Isaac. Town of Master: Barnstable, 10 May 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1181: Servant: Chapman, Charles. Master: Forbes, Aaron. Town of Master: Brookfield, 17 April 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1181a: Selectmen of the town of Brookfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Aaron Forbes, 27 April 1782Add to your cart.
Folder 1182: Servant: Springfield, John. Master: Winslow, Elijah. Town of Master: Penobscot, 21 July 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1182a: Selectmen of the town of Penobscot. A.D.S. to the Selectmen of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for, 12 July 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1183: Servant: Marmior, Peter. Master: Smith, Ezra. Town of Master: Topsham, 8 November 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1183a: Selectmen of the town of Topsham. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Ezra Smith, 1 November 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 1184: Servant: Kelley, Bridget. Master: Adams, Samuel. Town of Master: Boston, 4 November 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1185: Servant: Holley, Margaret. Master: Leman, Daniel. Town of Master: Charlestown, 15 December 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1186: Servant: Eaton, Jacob. Master: Capen, John. Town of Master: Canton, 29 October 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1186a: Quincy, John W. A.L.S. to Bengamin Goddard; Boston, 22 December 1803Add to your cart.
Describing the plight of Mrs. Elizabeth Perry and Asking for assistance from the Overseers of the Poor.
Folder 1187: Servant: Davidson, Thomas. Master: Thayer, Minott. Town of Master: Braintree, 10 March 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1187a: Selectmen of the town of Braintree. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for for Minott Thayer, 4 March 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1188: Servant: Spring, Polly. Master: Robbins, Charles. Town of Master: Watertown, 10 March 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1188a: Selectmen of the town of Watertown. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Charles Robbins, 10 March 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1189: Servant: Newell, Sally. Master: Cook, Stephen. Town of Master: Watertown, 2 November 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1189a: Selectmen of the town of Watertown. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Stephen Cook, 29 October 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1190: Servant: Higgins, William. Master: Carter, James. Town of Master: Sudbury, 8 April 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1190a: Selectmen of the town of Sudbury. A.D.S. to the Freeman Masters of the alms house in Boston: endorsement Certificate for James Carter, 5 April 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1191: Servant: Higgins, Hannah. Master: Bourne, Shearja. Town of Master: Boston, 12 April 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1192: Servant: Hollis, John. Master: White, William. Town of Master: Rutland, 23 April 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1193: Servant: Stretch, John. Master: Johannot [Johnnot], George S. Town of Master: Beverly, 3 October 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1193a: Selectmen of the town of Beverly. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for George S. Johannot, 9 December1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1194: Servant: Morris, Redman. Master: Quincy, Horatio Gates. Town of Master: Portland, 6 December 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1194a: Selectmen of the town of Portland. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Horatio Gates Quincy, 23 December 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1195: Servant: Bear, James. Master: Gray, John. Town of Master: Dorchester, 17 November 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1195a: Selectmen of the town of Dorchester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Gray, 16 November 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1196: Servant: Clarke, John. Master: Kincaid, Patrick. Town of Master: Brunswick, 11 October 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1196a: Selectmen of the town of Brunswick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Patrick Kincaid, 30 September 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1197: Servant: Duglas, George. Master: Hill, Asa. Town of Master: Reading, 1 March 1803Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1197a: Selectmen of the town of Reading. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town o f Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Asa Hill, 1 March 1803Add to your cart.
Item 1197b: Will, Asa. A.L.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Gardner, 24 May 1803Add to your cart.
Reason for why he would like to make changes to tterms of George Douglas' indenture.
Folder 1198: Servant: Maley, Patrick. Master: Lovell, Nehemiah. Town of Master: Barnstable, 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 1199: Servant: Hay, Catherine. Master: Tyler, Edward. Town of Master: Boston, 1804Add to your cart.
Folder 1200: Servant: Ambrury, Eliza. Master: French, Hezekiah. Town of Master: Lincolnville, 12 January 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1200a: Selectmen of the town of Lincolnville. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Hezekiah French, 2 April 1804Add to your cart.
Folder 1201: Servant: Newell, Ruth. Master: Snell, Josiah.  Town of Master: Bridgewater, 17 January 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1202: Servant: Newell, Ruth. Master: Snell, Josiah. Town of Master: Bridgewater, 17 January 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1202a: Selectmen of the town of Bridgewater. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Josiah Snell, 16 January 1804Add to your cart.
Folder 1203: Servant: Bodge, John Lewis. Master: Penniman, Silas. Town of Master: Reading, 21 February 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1203a: Selectmen of the town of Reading. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Silas Pennlman, 18 February 1804Add to your cart.
Folder 1204: Servant: Mann, John Adams. Master: Parker, David Jr. Town of Master: Reading, 6 April 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1204a: Selectmen of the town of Reading. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for David Parker, Jr., 26 March 1804Add to your cart.
Folder 1205: Servant: Mann, George Washington. Master: Parker, David Jr. Town of Master: Reading, 4 April 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1205a: Selectmen of the town of Reading. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for David Parker, Jr., 26 March 1804Add to your cart.
Folder 1206: Servant: Muffey, Henry. Master: Harris, John. Town of Master: Bath, 5 June 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1206a: Selectmen of the town of Bath. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Harris, 21 May 1804Add to your cart.
Folder 1207: Servant: Drew, Mary. Master: Richardson, Luther. Town of Master: Roxbury, 14 May 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1208: Servant: Ambrose, Benjamin. Master: Billings, Moses. Town of Master: Dorchester, 2 January 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1209: Servant: Lawrence [Lawrance], John. Master: Nickerson, Phineas. Town of Master: Provincetown, 2 April 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1210: Servant: Curtis, Charlotte. Master: Barrett, William. Town of Master: Malden, 19 March 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1210a: Selectmen of the town of Malden. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for William BarrettAdd to your cart.
Folder 1211: Servant: Penrow, John. Master: Upton, Daniel Putnam. Town of Master: Eastport, 13 April 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1212: Servant: Statch, John. Master: Sumner, William. Town of Master: Dorchester, 26 December 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1212a: Selectmen of the town of Dorchester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Summer, 21 December 1804Add to your cart.
Folder 1213: Servant: Maley, Patrick. Master: Hayward, Nehemiah. Town of Master: Andover, 24 January 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1214: Servant: Lawrence [Lawrance], John. Master: Nickerson, Phineas. Town of Master: Provincetown, 2 April 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1215: Servant: Southward, Lydia. Master: Cutler, Benjamin Clarke. Town of Master: Roxbury, 1 February 1804Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1216: Servant: Hale, John. Master: Tambling, Elisha.  Town of Master: Bellingham, 16 January 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
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Folder 1217: Servant: Kidder, Joseph. Master: John Holton, Booth Bay, 2 October 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1217a: Morgan, Samuel. A.L.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston; Boston, 23 September 1802Add to your cart.
Application for the removal and resonable compensation for the maintenance of Joseph Kidder, son of his wife Amy. On same sheet: Explanation of Samuel Morgan's application.
Folder 1218: Servant: Chew, Maynard. Master: Tyng, William. Town of Master: Gorham, 6 July 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1218a: Selectmen of the town of Gorham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Tyng, 5 July 1805Add to your cart.
Folder 1219: Servant: Swan, Josiah. Master: Jeremiah Mosley, 5 February 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1219a: Selectmen of the town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: endorsement Ceritificate for Jeremiah Mosley, 24 January 1805Add to your cart.
Folder 1220: Servant: Cook, Joseph. Master: Freeman, John. Town of Master: Sandwich, 17 July 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1220a: Selectmen of the town of Sandwich. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Freeman, 10 June 1805Add to your cart.
Folder 1221: Servant: Chew, Margaret. Master: Tyng, William. Town of Master: Gorham, 4 September 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1221a: Selectmen of the town of Gorham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Tyng, 4 September 1805Add to your cart.
Folder 1222: Servant: Burdekin, Thomas. Master: Arnold, Ralph. Town of Master: Braintree, 30 July 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1222a: Selectmen of the town of Braintree. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Braintree: Endorsement Certificate for Ralph Arnold, 29 July 1805Add to your cart.
Folder 1223: Servant: Barrow, Jabez. Master: Chase, James. Town of Master: Freeport, 13 December 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1223a: Selectmen of the town of Freeport. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Chase, 29 November 1805Add to your cart.
Folder 1224: Servant: Johnston, Sally. Master: Clark, Esther.  Town of Master: Boston, 9 October 1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1225: Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston. Endorsement Certificate for Joshua Persons; Palmer, 11 April 1801Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
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Folder 1226: Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Boston. Endorsement Certificate for Sam Cartwright; Charlestown, 8 February 1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
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