Monday, September 24, 2007



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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Thomas Lawton Of Bristol New England 1741

1741 COLONIAL AMERICAN DOCUMENT. Item number: 230171157201

Know all Men by These Presents that I Thomas Lawton Of Bristol in The County of Bristol Am Holden and Stand Bound & Obliged unto Mary Little of Bristol in The County of Bristol Spinster in The Full and Just Sum of One Hundred and Sixty Pounds Lawful Money of New England to be Paid unto Mary Little Her Heirs. Dated 6th Day of April 1741 in The 14th Year of His Majestys Reign. Witnessed by Samuel Howland and Samuel Oaese. On Verso Nathaniel Raynold Signs and States Three Times the Payments Till April 23 1743 The Sums in parts as above to me. It also States Capt Lawton's Bond

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Vintage 1915 Marriage Certificate from New Jersey

Item number: 300149984167

1915 Vintage Marriage Certificate from New Jersey - Benjamin Dewitt to Marie Schnelz Pastor H. Belcher

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

1894 Marriage Certificate Stanley Barlow & Nina Ethel Steed

1894 Marriage Certificate Item number: 160154449257

Bride & Groom are Stanley Barlow and Nina Ethel Steed

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Isaac Ordway

West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, July 26, 1823. A surety bond related to the appointment Isaac Ordway as tax collector. The text reads, in part: "We, Isaac Ordway as principal and Joshua Ordway, Jr. & David Ordway, Jr. as sureties, all of West Newbury in the county of Essex and Common Wealth of Massachusetts, are holden and stand firmly bound and obligated to the inhabitants of the town of West Newbury in the sum of six thousand dollars.... The condition of this obligation is such that whereas Isaac Ordway aforesaid is appointed Collector of State, Town and County taxes for said town of West Newbury for this current year and has accepted the office and trust....

"Now if the said Isaac Ordway shall justly collect and account to Nahum Mitchell Esq. Treas. of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts... to Nathaniel Wade Esq. Treas. of the County of Essex.... and to Thomas Hills Treas. of said West Newbury ... the above named sums and faithfully discharge the duties of said Office ... then this obligation to be void...." The various fiscal obligations, enumerated at the foot, total $2908.76. The document is signed at the conclusion by Isaac Ordway, Joshua Ordway, Jr., Daniel Ordway, Jr., Gilman Moones [?], and Merrill Ordway.