Friday, December 14, 2007

1695 Massachusetts Document

Massachusetts Bay Colony document Item number: 230200120816

Bristol County in The Massachusetts Bay Colony in New England. 2nd Day of July 1695. In The Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign. Vallentine Hudleston of Dartmouth personnaly appeared before me John Safflin esq One of His Majesty Justices within The County of Bristol and by His Recognizance The said Vellentine Hudleston bound himself in The Sum of Twenty Pounds Sterling to our Sovereign Lord King William The Third His Successors as to True Performance hereof He Binds Himself His Lands Goods Chattels firmly by this Recognizance to the use of His Said Majesty if fault be made of Ye Condition hereunder Written. Condition of this Recognizance is such that whereas the said Vallentine Hudleston was Lawfully chose Constable by The Town of Dartmouth for His majesty's Service this Present Year and until another be chosen and sworn in sd Office and Hath Refused To Serve The King in That Place and Office as The Law Directs: If therefore The said Hudleston shall make his Personal appearance before His majesty Justice of The Peace at The Next Sessions of the Peace to be Held at Bristol for The County of Bristol aforesaid to Then and there Answer to what shall in His Majesty behalf be directed toward Him touching the premises and shall stand as directed on Order and Sentenced and Determination as The as The Court Shall Award and set down therein; then this recognizance to be void and non affect or else to remain in Full Force Power and Virtue. Signed Jn Safflin Justice and on Verso it States Vallentine Hudlestons Recognizance.

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