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Monday, December 17, 2007

1649 Record Whereby Thomas Pell Appointed Agent to Recover Bond Due from Pewterer Ambrose Adlam of the City of Bristoll

As indicated last Friday, I have been reviewing mid-17th century commercial records published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by the City of Boston searching for references to Thomas Pell. See:

Friday, December 14, 2007: Additional 17th Century Shipping and Commercial Records Mentioning Thomas Pell

Tuesday, January 9, 2007: 1648 Notarial Record by Boston Merchant Providing Power of Attorney to Collect Debt From Thomas Pell of New Haven

Wednesday, January 10, 2007: 17th Century Commercial Records Involving Thomas Pell and Edmund Leach

Thursday, January 11, 2007: More 17th Century Commercial Records Involving Thomas Pell and Edmund Leach

Today's Historic Pelham Blog posting transcribes another such record prepared in 1649 after Thomas Pell married Lucy Brewster, the widow of Francis Brewster. The record reflects the appointment of an agent to recover a bond due to Francis Brewster executed ten years earlier before his loss at sea. The record reads:


6 (8) 1649. Tho Pell of Newhave Chirurg: who married Lucie late wife of ffrancis Brewster of Newhaven did constitute Nathaniel Brewster of Walderswick in the Count of Suffolke in the Domin. of Eng. his true & lawful Attr granting him power to aske &c: of John Cadle of the City of Bristoll pewterer his Exer or Administ a certaine bond of 128 li dat. 3 (8) 1639. due to Ambrose Adlam & by him assigned to the sd ffrancis Brewster (this Appearers pr decessor) as by a p curation under the hand of the sd Ambrose Adlam dat: 3 Mar. 1640. may appeare & of the receipt to give acquittance also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c: to doe say &c: wth power to substitute &c."

Source: A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston Containing the Aspinwall Notarial Records from 1644 to 1651, Vol. 32, p. 248 (Boston, MA: Municipal Printing Office 1903).

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