Preston, Connecticut Deeds
4:483 Preston 12 Apr 1729 we subscribers hereunto being ... sworn ... to set up and fix bounds between ye lands of Nathaniell Tracy of Norwich and Jonathan Tracy of sd Preston of ye one Part and Mr. Joseph Freeman Peter Branch and Daniell Harris all of Preston ... beginning at Land formerly Laid out to Thomas and Jonathan Tracy both of sd Preston it lying on a hill Called Chestnut Hill ...95a is now ye sd Nathanell Tracy and Jonathan Tracy parties abovesd ... Signed; William Hide, John Liffingwell, William Pride. Ent: 5 Jul 1729.
4:493 Preston 15 Sep 1729 Whereas we ye Subscribers here unto being freeholders appointed & Sworn by William Hide Esqr one of his Majesties Justices for ye County aforesd. ... bounds between ye ajoyning Lands of Nathanell Tracy of Norwich and Thomas Palmer ??of ye same Norwich aforesd within Preston ... viz: Nathanell Tracy and Nathanell Richards and Selenius Wentworth Gardiens for ye orphans of ye sd Palmer ... Signed: John Leffingwell, John Rogerton?, John Renells, John Leffingwell, John Edgington, John Renalls were appointed freeholders to do ye above service ...
4:495 David and Samuell Tracy of Preston ... 4L 10s paid by Nathanell Tracy of Norwich ... Quit Claim ... interest of David Tracy to a certain tract in Preston ... which did formerly belong to Thomas and Jonathan Tracy ... 18 Jan 1727/8. Signed: David Tracy, Samuell Tracy. Wit: John Brown, Samuell Branch. Ack: Preston 30 Apr 1728. Ent: 16 May 1728.
4:497 Edmond Fanning of Groton ... in consideration of ye sum of 34 pounds 10 shillings and eight pence paid by Isaac Pare of Preston ... tract of land which was given to me and to my wife Hannah Fanning by our honored father William Parke in his last will and testament ... 20 Jun 1729. Signed; Edmond E Fanning his mark, Hannah X Fanning her mark. Wit: James Avery, John Avery. Ack: & Recd: 21 Oct 1729.
4:501 David Tracy of Preston for sum of 5L ... paid by Samuell Branch ... bounding on land of Samll Tracy ... Jedidiah Tracy ... David Tracy ... Mr. Salmon Treat ... 30 Apr 1728. Signed; David Tracy. Wit: John Brown, Samuell Tracy. Ack: Preston 30 Apr 1728. Ent: 15 Dec 1729.
4:503 Samuell Tracy of Preston for 9L paid by Samuell Branch ... sold ... 4A ... corner of a tract of land laid out to Mr. Salmon Treat ... 30 Apr 1728. Signed: Samuell Tracy. Wit: John Brown, David Tracy. Ack: Preston 30 Apr 1728. Ent: 15 Dec 1729.
4:505 deed from Mr. Salmon Treat to Samuell Branch. Wit: John Brown, Sarah Geer. Ack: 15 Jul 1728. Ent: 15 Dec 1729.
4:513 Joshua Parke and John Parke both of Preston for sum of 1L 18s by Robert Parke of Groton sold ... three quarters of an acre and thirty four rods ... 26 Dec 1729. Signed: Joshua Parke, John Parke. Wit: Thomas Woodward, Hezekiah Parke. Ack: 1 Jan 1729/30. Ent: 3 Jan 1729/30.
4:515 John Parke of Preston for 15L ... paid by Jonathan Phillips ... two certain pieces of Land ... bounded by Isaac Parke ... 30A ... 8 Aug 1729. Signed: John Parke. Wit: John Brown, Moses Tyler. Ack: 9 Aug 1729. Ent: 9 Sep 1729.
4:524 Ye Select Men of Preston ... parambulate the line ... ye bounds between Norwich and Preston on ye 22 Apr Dated in Norwich 7 Apr 728. Signed: Thomas Adgate, Jabez Hide, Simon Tracy, John Edgerton, Nathanell Tracy} Selectmen,
Preston, 22 Apr 1728. We ye subscribers being appointed by ye Selectmen of Norwich and ye Selectmen of Preston to perambulate ye line between Norwich and Preston and Renew ye monuments in sd line between sd Towns which word we did on sd Day as witness our hands. Nathanell Tracy, Obed Cook, Thomas Rose, Caleb Fobes.
28 Apr 1725 subscribers being appointed to perambulate ye Line between Norwich and Preston we met on ye Line between sd towns and found nineteen monuments and ten marks NP. Signed: Nathanll Tracy, John Freeman, Nathanell Larabe, Samuell Tracy.
Norwich Aprill ye 21st 1725 ye Selectmen of Preston Greeting Gentlemen These are to Notice and warn you to perambulate ye bounds between Norwich and Preston on Wensday ye 28th of this Instant and to meet at ye Dwelling house of Mr. Thomas Rose of Preston at eight of ye clock in ye morning of ye sd Day. Signed: Samll. Bishop, Simon Tracy, Samll Geer, Selectmen of Norwich.
4:528 Laid out to Thomas Clark ... 3a and a half of Land to make up his first Division Lott which is taken of sd Lott by Enterlaping upon John Bennet ... NW corner bounds of part of Joseph Kimballs Second Division Lott ... with John Bennets Land ... 18 Apr 1721. Signed: Stephen Gates, Joseph X Geer his mark, William Billings survayers. Ent: 19 Jun 1721.
4:539 John Parke of Preston ... for 65L ... paid by Capt. James Tiler of Preston ... westerly side of Pauchauge River and near ye New Meeting House in ye north ??? in sd Town of Preston ... bounded by Jonathan ??? Jonathan Phillips his south corner ... land of Jacob Parke ... 8 Aug 1729. Signed; John Parke. Wit: John Brown, Jonathan Phillips. Ack: Preston 9 Aug 1729. Ent: 4 Mar 1729/30.
4:547 Joseph Witter of Preston ... for 27L and 7s paid by John Parke of Stonington ... 17a ... 20 Apr 1730. Signed: Joseph Witter. Wit: Hezekiah Parke, John Rude. Ack: 28 Apr 1730. Ent: 21 Apr 1730.
4:553 Jeremiah Tracy for ?? Pounds paid by Ebenezer Witter of Preston ... sold 5a ... second division laid out unto ye Hairs of Ebenezer Witter of Preston Deseased ye sd Lot being Laid out in two parcels ... sd Jeremiah Tracy by and in with the consent of my wife Mary Tracy one of ye daughters of Ebenezer Witter Deseased ... 2 Feb 1729/30. Signed: Jeremiah Tracy, Mary Tracy. Wit: Jonathan Phillips, Nathanell Richards. Ack: 2 Feb 1729/30. Ent: 18 Mar 1730.
4:561 Edward Cogswell of Preston ... 58L ... paid by John Parke of Stonington ... new Meeting house ... Capt. Tyler ... by land of Isaac Parke ... 3 Jun 1730. Signed: Edward Cogswell. Wit: Nathanell Brown, John Brown Junr. Ack: Preston 3 Jun 1740. Ent: 4 Jun 1730.
4:563 John Ayers of Stonington for 70L paid by John Parke of Preston ... quit claim ... all my right ... tract of land lying in Stonington and Preston near ye northeast corner of Groton ... 80a ... corner of ye land of Thomas Woodward ... Joshua Parkes land ... south to Thomas Bemans Land and thence running easterly of sd Bemans Land to a white oak tree ... 1 June 1730. Signed: John Ayers. Wit: John Ayer Junr., Dorios X Way hir mark. Ack: in Groton 1 June 1730. Ent: 25 June 1730.
4:609 Daniel Parke of Preston ... for 10L 10s paid by John Edey of Preston .. sold unto John Edey ... corner to land of Caleb Fobes Deseast and ye Land of Mr. John Ames ... Thomas Wilborn ... 5A ... 8 Jan 130/1. Signed: Daniell Parke. Wit: Jedediah Heath, Caleb Edey. Ack: 8 Jan 1730/1. Ent: 19 Jan 1730/1.
4:625 Thomas Rose of Preston for ye love I bare to my daughter Elizabeth Wife to Samuell Killam I do give her and her husband Samll Killam a certain tract of land lying in ye township of Preston which land I purchased of Onecho ye Indian Sacham of Mohegan ... for her portion which land ye vallue of 100L ... near ye line between Groton and Preston ... 19 Mar 1731. Signed: Thomas Rose. Wit: John Cook, Israell Hewit. Ack: 19 Mar 1731. Ent: 24 Mar 1731.
4:629 Thomas Rose for 350 pounds paid by my son Joseph Rose conveyed unto Joseph Rose ... it being part of that farm which I Now live on ... corner of Samuell Killom's line ... containing all ye Lands which I have obtained by Gift Grant or purchase lying on ye southward side of Pacatannuck River ... 18 Mar 1729/30. Signed; Thomas Rose. Wit: Christr. Avery Junr., John Morgan. Ack: 30 Apr 1730. Ent: 17 Mar 1730/31.
4:633 Stephen Gates and Thomas Rose Jun both of Preston ... ye deviding line between land which he purchased of Majr? James? Fitch and ye land of sd Thomas Rose ... 14 Apr 1731. Signed: Stephen Gates, Thomas Rose Junr. Wit: J. Hempstead, Isaac Parke. 14 Apr 1731. Ent: 19 Apr 1731.
4:634 Perambulate upon ye line between said town of Preston ... near ye dwelling house of Joseph Rose of Preston ... 26 Apr 1742. Signed: John Dean, Robert Geer Junr, Ebenezer Witter, Samll. Branch.
4:641 Thomas Rose of Preston .... For ye naturall Love ... my Loving Son Thomas Rose Junr of Preston ... do give ... certain tract of land in Preston ... comes to Norwich town line .... Formerly corner of ye old farm I purchased of Nathaniell Parke ... 7 Apr 1731. Signed: Thomas Rose. Wit: Samll Sterry, Cyprian Sterry. Ack: Preston 8 Apr 1731. Ent: 9 Apr 1731.
4:645 James Tyler of Preston ... 65L ... of John Parke of Preston ... quit claim ... right to a certain piece of Land that I bought of ye sd John Parke ... Jonathan Phillips corner ... Isaac Parke ... to Pauchauge River ... 2 Aug 1731. Signed: James Tyler. Wit: John Brown, Jacob Brown. Ack: 5 Aug 1731. Ent: 7 Aug 1731.
4:649 John Parke for 65L ... paid by James Tyler of Preston ... all my right to all that Land that my Honrd father William Parke of Preston deseast had in sd Preston ... upon Pauchauge River Near of ye New Meeting house .... By vertue of my aforesd fathers Last will and testament ... except that part of sd Land that I have before sold ... between 30 and 40 acres .... 5 Aug 1731. Signed: John Parke. Wit: John Brown, Jacob Brown. Ack: 5 Aug 1731. Ent: 9 Aug 1731.
4:683 Thomas Bennet and Anna Bennet his wife both of Preston ... had a good right by a deed of gift by our Honored Father John ---nals of Preston ... 32A ... ye sd Thomas Bennet did give unto Frances Tracy then of Norwich in sd County a deed of Sale well executed baring date 7 Jan 1719/0 ... 10 Feb 1731/32. Signed: Thomas Bennet, Anne Bennet. Wit: john Fobes, Samuell Tracy. Ack: 10 Feb 1731/2. Ent: 10 Feb 1731/2.
4:699 Thomas Rose Junr of Preston for ye naturell Love and fatherly affection that I have and do bare to wards my Loving and dutyfull sons Peter Rose and John Rose both of Preston ... give ... 100A ... Norwich line ... ye widow Smiths Land ... Pauchauge River ... land belonging to Stephen Gates --- his son Isaac Gates ... 24 Jan 1731/2. Signed: Thomas Rose Junr. Wit: Mehitabel Sterry, Robert Sterry. Ack: 24 Jan 1731/2. Ent: 25 Jan 1731/2.
4:703 Joh Cook Esqr one of his Majesties Justices of ye peace sent his summons to hold a freeholders Court at ye house of Mr. Thomas Rose Jun in Preston ... renew and set bounds between Mr. Thomas Rose Junr and Mr. Stephen gates ... by a survey to sd Rose of 5 and a half acres baring date 30 May 1718 signed by William Billings and sd Stephen gates and Thomas Clark Survayers ... 18 Apr 1732. Signed: Theophilus Baldwin, Increase Billings, Samll. Prentice, freeholders. Ent: 18 Apr 1732.
4:705 Land Laid out to Charles Williams of Preston ... 10A ... part of his second Division Lot on his first Right in ye Common or undevided Land in Preston ... NW corner of ye farm that Joseph Geer now lives upon ... to land of Thomas Rose Junr ... 3 May 1732. Signed: Stephen Gates, the mark of Joseph X Geer, Thomas Clark, Survayers. Ent: 9 May 1732.
4:725 John Parke of Groton ... for 80L ... paid by Matthew Barns of Groton ... 30A ... Pauchauge River northward from ye New Meeting House ... SE corner of land laid out to Isaac Parke ... which is James Tylars southeast corner ... 17 Jun 1732. Signed: John Parke. Ack: New London 17 Jun 1732. Wit: Jonathan Renals, John Richards. Ent: 3 Sep 1732.
4:727 Joseph Freeman of Preston and Nathaniell Tracy of Norwich and Jonathan Tracy of Preston have agreed abounds between their Lands in Preston ... SE corner of Nath: Tracys 50A ... Peter Branch his land ... 25 Sep 1732. Signed: Joseph Freeman. Wit: John Brown, the mark of Lidya X Hatch. Ack: 25 Sep 1732. Ent: 28 Sep1732.
4:731 Thomas Rose of Preston for the Parental Love and affection that I have and do bare towards my Daughter Debarah Partridg and her son Thomas Partridg both of Preston have given and Granted unto my Granson Thomas Partredg and to his Mother Deborah Partredg ... tract of land on north side of Pauchauge River ... that fifty acres of land that was my first Division in ye Town Commons in Preston adjoining to ye farm on ye North Side ... 12 Mar 1731/2. Signed; Thomas Rose. Wit: Thomas Rose Junr, Samll Sterry. Ack: 28 Jul 1732. Ent: 4 Dec 1732.
4:735 Thomas Rose Junr for a valuable sum by me already received paid by my Honored Father Mr. Thomas Rose ... quit claim all my right ... North side of Pauchauge River which Land was part of that Land my father bought of Nathaniell Parke and my fathers first division of Lands in ye Commons which is 50A which I had formerly of my father Thomas Rose ... 12 Feb 1732. Signed: Thomas Rose Junr. Wit: Samll Sterry, Robert Sterry. Ack: 20 Jul 1732. Ent: 28 Jul 1732.
4:739 Christopher Tracy of Preston for 10L ... by my uncle Frances Tracy of ye same Town ... sold ... 5 or 6 acres ... corner of Mr. Thomas Liffingwell ... John Ames ... North by Stonington ... Christopher Tracys Land ... 5 Dec 1732. Signed; Christopher Tracy. Wit: Samll Sterry, Mehetabel Sterry. Ack: 5 Dec 1732. Ent: 6 Dec 1732.
4:741 Thomas Rose of Preston ... for Love and affection ... my daughter Dameris Gates ye wife of Joseph Gates of Preston ... given and granted 50A which was my second Division in ye Town Commons ... 12 Feb 1732. Signed: Thomas Rose. Wit: Samuell Sterry, Thomas Rose Junr. Ack: 28 Jul 1732. Ent: 22 Dec 1732.
4:743 Christopher Huntington of Norwich have bargained with: Sold unto Soloman Tracy of ye Same Town and County ... Administr unto ye Estate of Thomas Slewman deseased 100A of Land over Shawtucket bounded followeth: Lying at ye South end of my farm ... land of Jonathan Rudd ... land of John Morgan ... 8 May 1688. Signed: Christopher Huntington. Wit: Josiah Read, Alice Fitch. Ack: Norwich 8 May 1688. This deed on ye other side was entered this 28th day of August 1732.
4:744 Solomon Tracy of Norwich ... being administrator to ye Estate of Thomas Sluman of the same town Deceased and by ye advise of the overseers having sold ye house of ye aforesaid Thomas Sluman with ye home lott and their with having purchased 100A of Land for ye heirs ... Solomon Tracy Admr. to ye Estate fore mentioned do pass over unto Thomas Sluman Son & Heir to Thomas Sluman Deceast that 100A of Land which I purchased of Christopher Huntington Lying in Preston ... I pass over my whole right in yt 100A of Land ... 14 Jun 1698. Signed: Solomon Tracy. Wit: Joseph Edgerton, Mary Tracy. Ack: 12 Jul 1698 before John Tracy Justice of ye peace. Ent: 29 Nov 1731.
4:747 Daniell Parke of Preston yeoman ... for sum of 3L ... paid by John Eddy of Preston ... sold ... one acres and a hundred eight rods ... bounded by ... land of John Eddy ... 3 Nov 1732. Signed; Daniell Parke. Wit: John Brown, John Averill. Ack: Preston 3 Nov 1732. Ent: 6 Nov 1732.
4:759 David Tracy of Preston ... for 40L ... paid by Joseph Branch of Preston ... in ye South Society in ye Town of Preston ... 20A ... bounds my Land ... Rev. Mr. Treat ... 29 Feb 1731/2. Signed: David Tracy. Wit: John Cooke, Jonathan Tracy. Ack: Preston 29 Feb 1731/2. Ent: 13 Dec 1732.
4:781 David Mackwethy Junr of Preston ... for 30L ... paid by Thomas Rose Junr. ... corner of Nicholas Riches ... Deacon Caleb Fobes ... Jacob Rudes ... 22 Apr 1727. Signed: David Mackwither Junr. Wit: John Crery, Josiah Bump. Ack: Plainfield 22 Apr 1727. Ent: 23 Apr 1727.
4:784 Laid out for Edward Cogswell 12A upon ye right of Joseph Minor of Stonington Deseast ... norwest corner of John Browns Land ... formerly John Richards ... 19 Mar 1733. Signed: Joseph Geer, Thomas Clark. Ent: 15 May 1733.
John Parke of Groton ... 24L money of Isaac Parke of Preston ... quit claim all my right ... west side of Pauchauge River ... Capt. James Tyler ... Matthew Barns ... Isaac Parke ... 3A ... 11 Jan 1732/3. Signed: John Parke. Wit: Moses Tyler, Jacob Brown. Ack: 17 Jan 732/3. Ent: 7 May 1733.
4:793 Whereas John Brown, James Tyler and Isaac Parke of Preston and John Parke of Groton ... sole Proprietors of two tracts of land ... northwardly of ye meeting House ... on Pauchauge River which pieces of Land was ye proper Estate of Mr. William Parke of Preston Deseast ... mutually agree to divide ye abovesd two tracts of Land in Severalty Between us ye sd Proprietors ... Ye sd Isaac Parke his division of sd Land ... to ye Land of James Parke deseast ... about 50A beside ye ministry Land that is within ye above mentioned Bounds and is no part of ye sd Isaac Parke his Division of ye sd tract of Land. The next Division thereof is to and for John Brown ... by Matthew Barns land ... Isaac Parke his abovesd Division ... about 50A ... and ye third Division ... James Tylers ... 35A ... ye fourth division to and for ye aforesd John Parke ... 3A ... 6 Jan 732/3. Signed: John Brown, James Tyler, Isaac Parke, John Parke. Wit; Jonathan Phillips, Jacob Brown. Ack: Preston 11 Jan 1732/3. Ent: 4 May 1733.
4:807 Joseph Freeman of Preston and Nathaniel Tracy of Norwich and Jonathan Tracy of Preston of ye other Part have agreed and stated a bounds between there Land in Preston in ye Northeast Corner of ye Town bounds at a place Known by ye Name of Chestnut Hill ... Beginning at the southeast corner of Nathaniell Tracys fifty acre lott ... to Peter Branches Land ... Nathaniell Tracy and Jonathan Tracy for Divers good causes ... for 3L ... paid by ye Joseph Freeman quit claim unto ye above named Joseph Freeman ... all our whole right ... 25 Sep 1732. Signed: Nathaniell Tracy, Jonathan Tracy. Wit: John Brown, The Mark of Lydia X Hatch. Ack: Preston 25 Sep 1732. Ent: 2 Jun 1733.
4:813 Isaac Parke of Preston ... 3L ... paid by Joseph Clark ... sold ... a small piece of land ... James Tylers corner ... 30 Jul 1753. Signed: Isaac Parke. Wit: John Brown, Benajah Geer. Ack: 31 Jul 1733. Ent: 5 Aug 1733.
4:817 we Jeremiah Tracy of Norwich and Thomas Tracy and Jedediah Tracy of Preston ... for good causes quit claim unto Nathaniell Tracy of Norwich ... all such right ... Lands set forth by our Honrd fathers Last Will and Testament ... also ye undevided Lands that did anyway belong to our Honrd father in Norwich or Preston ... 13 Sep 1733. Signed; Jeremiah Tracy, Thomas Tracy, Jedidiah Tracy. Wit: Jabez Perkins, Mary Parrish. Ack: Norwich 13 Sep 1733 before Jabez Perkins JP. Ent: 2 Oct 1733.
4:821 Nathaniell Tracy of Norwich
... for good causes ... quit
claimed ... unto Jeremiah Tracy of Norwich and Thomas and Jedidiah
of Preston ... all such Right ... of ye Lands as they are set forth by
my Honred Fathers Last will ... 10 Sep 1733. Signed:
Tracy. Wit: Jabez Perkins, Mary Parrish. Ack:
13 Sep 1733.
This agreement Witnesseth at we ye subscribers hereunto namely Frances Tracy and Josiah Smith both of Preston ... have mutually agreed to bounds of our Land between us ... 23 Mar 1732/3. Signed: Frances Tracy, Josiah Smith. Wit: Samll. Sterry, Mahitabel Sterry. Ent: in Preston 4th Book of Records folio 402.
4:823 Benjamin Parrish of Preston ... for 68 pounds paid to me by Jedidiah Tracy of Preston ... 34A ... corner of sd Tracys Lott ... 28 Aug 1733. Signed: Benjamin Parish. Wit: Peltiah Fitch, Jona: Tracy. Ack: New London 28 Aug 1733. Ent: 29 Aug 1733.
4:829 Whereas Joseph Geer and
Daniell Woodward both of Preston
... have two pieces of Land that Joyn together ... set bounds ... 50A
Land that was formerly ye Land of Capt. John Parke Deseast then
... Signed: Joseph X Geer his mark, Daniel Woodward.
Ephraim Herrick Junr, Jonathan Phillips. Ack: 10 Apr
Ent: 10 Nov 1733.
We the undersigned to freely give unto Daniell Woodward of Preston a certain tract of land ... 36A ... Joseph Geer his corner tree ... Hugh Ames ... land laid out by William Billings and Joseph Geer ... 25 May 1706. Signed: Jonathan Tracy, Caleb Fobes, Isaac Wheeler, Willm. Billings, Thomas Stanton, Moses? Standish, John Parke, Peter Branch, Thomas Rose, Thomas Clark, David Wethy. Ent: 1 Nov 1733.
4:841 Benjamin Parrish of Preston ... for ye Love good will & affection that I bare to my well beloved son Joseph Parrish do give ... certain tract of Land ... 22 and a half acres in two pieces ... bounded ... my now dwelling house ... to Samll Tracyes Land ... 20A and the other piece ... 13 Dec 1733. Signed; Benjamin Parrish. Wit: John Richards, John Davison. Ack: Preston 14 Dec 1733. Ent: 24 Dec 1733.
4:849 John Parke of Stonington ... for 30L ... paid by John Killom of Preston ... 17a ... corner of Robert Parkes second Division Lott ... John Renalls ... 16 Sep 1730. Signed; John Parke. Wit: Thomas Woodward, Dorothy C Woodward hir mark. Ack: 17 Sep 1730. Ent: 17 Sep 1730.
4:875 John Avery of Preston for
valuable consideration ... all
my right ... in a peace of Swamp lying at ye head of ?? Pond Lying on
east side of the brook which is called Thomas Parkes his Brook and on
West Side of Minors Brook ... unto Josiah Parke of Preston ... 8 Mar
Signed: John Avery. Wit: John Cooke, Samuel
Ack: 8 Mar 1733/4.
9 Oct 1733 ... Received of our Honored Mother Hannah Parke and Josiah Parke the full & Just sum of 30L which was given to me by our Honoured Father Thomas Parke in his Last Will and Testement wee say Received. By us Isaac Kimbal, Prudence X Kimbal her mark. Ent: 3 Sep 1734.
4:876 10 Mar 1733 Received of our Honoured Mother Hannah Parke and Josiah Parke ye full and Just Sum of 30L which was given to us by our Honoured Father Thomas Parke in his last will & Testement we say Received by us. Tristaum Brown, Abigail Brown.
22 Nov 1734 Received of our Honoured Mother Hannah Parke and Josiah Parke ye full and Just Sum of 30L which was given to us by our Honoured Father Thomas Parke in his last will & Testement we say Received by us. Jacob Kimbal, Mary Kimbal. These receits above written Ent: 13 May 1735.
27 Dec 1737 Received of our Honoured Mother Hannah Parke and Josiah Parke ye full and Just Sum of 30L which was given to us by our Honoured Father Thomas Parke in his last will & Testement we say Received by us. Samll Hill, Dorothy Hill. Ent: 9 Jan 1737/8
10 Jan 1740 Received of Josiah Parke ye full and Just Sum of 62L 10s which is ye full Sum of my Portion which my Honoured Father Thomas Parke gave me by his last will & Testement I say Received by me. Benajah Parke. Ent: 21 Oct 1740.
4:890 Laid out to Charles Williams ... 3A & a half with allowance for a highway ... by Ephraim Herrick Jr. His barn ... near land belonging to ye heirs of Joseph Freeman Decd ... 25 Mar 1735 Laid out by us Joseph X Geer his mark, Thomas Clark, Nathaniel Tracy. Ent: 31 Mar 1735.
Laid out upon ye right of John Renals of Preston Decd 21A ... first division lott ... standing by ye land belonging to ye Heirs of Capt. Samll Fish of Groton Decd. ... James Kinnes Land. 30 Apr 1735 Laid out by us William Billings, Joseph Geer, Thomas Clark Surveyers. Ent: 25 Oct 1735.
4:897 David Tracy of Preston for 12L ... do acquit and discharge the said Joseph Branch of Preston ... one tract containing 6a ... land of Samuel Tracy ... 20 Jun 1734. Signed: David Tracy. Wit: Hezekiah Parke, Thomas Branch. Ack: 25 Jun 1734. Ent: 25 Jun 1734.
4:911 Deed of Gift Benajah Geer of Preston yeoman ... for Love good will and affection ... my Loving Son Jedidiah Geer of Preston ... and to all ye other children that I se sd Benajah Geer and Elisabeth my wife shall here after have so long as we both shall live to him and them ... all the Land I now have ... 1 Feb 1733/4. Signed: Benajah Geer. Wit: John Brown, Wrightstil Herrick. Ack: Preston 1 Feb1733/4. Ent: 20 Nov 1734.
4:915 John Brown, James Tyler, Isaac Park all of Preston and John Parke formerly of sd Preston but now of Groton ... were ye Proprietors of a certain parcel of Land lying in sd Preston which Land William Parke of sd Preston Dect. Gave to his Children by his last Will & Testement and sd John Parke having sold two pieces of ye sd Land to Matthew Barns of sd Groton before the said land was Devided amongst ye sd proprietors ... 11 Dec 1734. Signed: John Brown, James Tyler, Isaac Parke. Wit; Humphry Avery, Jacob Parke. Ack: and Ent: 11 Dec 1734.
4:927 Daniel Tracy Junr and Dorothy his wife and Hannah Safford all of Norwich for 100L ... paid by our Honoured Mother Dorothy Safford of Norwich widow ... sold ... all our right ... 60A ... which land did belong to our Honrd father John Safford Junr of Preston Deseast ... in ye North Society of sd Preston ... 16 Jan 1734/5. Signed: Daniel Tracy, Dorothy Tracy, Hannah Safford. Wit: Hezekiah Parke, Benajah Tracy. Ack: Norwich 16 Jan 1734/5. Ent: 4 Feb 1734/5.
4:929 Dorothy Safford of Norwich widow and relict of John Safford Junr of Preston Decest. For 221L 10s paid by Samuel Bishop of Norwich ... 60a ... which land did belong to ye sd John Safford Junr of Preston Deceasd ... in ye North Society of Preston ... 16 Jan 1734. Signed; Dorothy X Safford her marke. Wit: Daniel Tracy, Benajah Tracy. Ack: 16 Jan 1734/5. Ent: 4 Feb 1734/5/
4:957 Isaac Parke of Preston Cordwainer ... for 8L ... paid by Jonathan Phillips of Preston ... sold ... a small piece of land ... Poachoague River ... a bound of ye Land of John Brown and James Tyler ... land of Matthew Barnes ... 3A ... 23 Jan 1732/3. Signed; Isaac Parke. Wit: Benjamin Bidlucke, Jacob Brown. Ack: 23 Jan 1732/3. Ent: 15 Apr 1735.
4:979 Eleazer Parke of Preston ... quit claim unto Josiah Parke & Thomas Parke both of Preston ... all right ... to a certain lott which late ye sd Josiah Parke & Thomas Parke now Lives ... John Avery's Land ... 24 Apr 1735. Signed: Eleazer Parke. Wit: Thomas Woodward, Dorothy Woodward. Ack: 12 May 1735. Ent: 13 May 1735.
4:981 Josiah Parke & Thomas Parke both of Preston ... for good cause ... Quit Claim ... unto Eleazer Parke ... all Right ... two certain tracts of Land ye one Lying in Preston ... Eleazer Parke now Lives on ... norwest corner of Thomas Parke's Land ... John Avery's Land ... The other tract of Land lying in Groton known by ye name of Eleazer Parke's plain ... adjoining to Josiah Parke & Thomas Parke ... 24 Apr 1735. Signed: Josiah Parke, Thomas Parke. Wit: Thomas Woodward, Dorothy Woodward. Ack: 12 May 1735. Ent: 13 May 1735.
4:983 Thomas Parke of Preston ... quit claimed ... unto Josiah Parke ... all such Right ... certain Tracy of Land lying in Preston which tract of Land ye sd Josiah Parke now Lives on ... by Jacob Kimbals Land ... by Eleazer Parke's Land ... except a certain peace of Swamp Lying on ye Southard side ... 12 May 1735. Signed: Thomas Parke. Wit: Eleazar Parke, Hezekiah Parke. Ack; 12 May 1735. Ent: 13 May 1735.
4:984 Francis West of the Town of Tolland in ye County of Hartford ... did formerly when I Lived at Stonington did sell a tract of Land to Jonathan Parke of Preston as may appear by e Deed dated 5 Nov 1701 in which deed it is not sayed where ye sd Land did lye I do therefore Dignifie that ye sd Land Mentioned in the Said Deed is Lying in you Township of Preston ... exprest in ye Deed I had of Thomas Avery any thing in said deed gave to sd Jonathan Parke ... Quit Claim to ye same .. 31 Jul 1721. Signed: Francis West. Wit: Elna. Minor, Jonathan Renals. Ack: Stonington 1 Aug 1721. Ent: 19 Sep 1735.
4:985 Josiah Parke of Preston ... quit claimed ... to Thomas Parke all such Right ... cartain Tract of Land Lying in Preston which tract of land ye sd Thomas Parke now Lives on ... Jacob Kimbals Land near ye causway ... Eleazar Parke's Land ... 12 May 1735. Signed; Josiah Parke. Wit; Eleazar Parke, Hezekiah Parke. Ack: 12 May 1735. Ent: 13 May 1735.
4:1008 Laid out to Isaac Wedge 42A upon ye Right of Hopestil Tyler ... corner of Land belonging to ye heirs of Joseph Freeman ... Lieut John Brown ... Jonathan Rich ... 24 Mar 1735/6. Joseph X Geer his mark, Thomas Clark, William Billings Survayers. Ent: 25 Mar 1736.
4:1018 Settlement of bounds between Hezekiah Parke and Josiah Parke both of Preston ... 29 Nov 1735. Signed; Hezekiah Parke, Josiah Parke. Wit: Jonathan Ranals, John Killam. Ack: 29 Nov 1735. Ent: 1 Dec 1735.
4:1019 Jonathan Renels of Preston ... 4L ... to Hezekiah Parke ... Jonathan Parke's northwest corner ... Kimbal's land ... 29 Nov 1735. Signed: Jonathan Renels. Wit: Jon Killam, Josiah Parke. Ack: New London 29 Nov 1735. Ent: 1 Dec 1735.
4:1024 Mary Parke of Groton Widow for a valible sum in hand paid by Jonathan Renals of Preston ... all her right ... a certain tract of Land in sd Preston ... southeast corner of ye Land of John Killam bought of Samll. Renals ... 29 Nov 1735. Signed: Mary M. Parke her mark. Wit: Samll. Gallup, Elisabeth O Parke her mark. Ack: Groton 29 Nov 1735. Ent: 17 Dec 1735.
4:1026 Preston 17 May 1725 then we ye Subscribers ... did lay out ... high way for ye use of sd Town by and with ye free consent of all those persons yt own ye Land yt ye sd highway is laid across and is laid as followeth: Beginning at Groton Line near ye East End of Robert Parke his house and then Runing Northerly up ye hill as ye path runs upon Robert Parke his Land by marked trees until it comes to William Parke's Land & then Runing as ye path runs across sd William Parkes land by marked trees until it comes to Hezekiah Parke his Land then running as ye path runs to ye house of sd Hezekiah Parke and going by ye east End of sd house and then Runing as ye path runs by marked trees until it comes to ye Land of widow Mary Parke to Runing across Said Mary Parke's Land as ye path now goes until it comes to ye Land of John Killam and then running by marked trees a little east of ye path until it comes to ye Land of John Renels going east of ye house & then running as ye path runs across Sd Renals his Land by marked tree until it comes to Frances Tracy his Land then Runing by marked trees across said Tracy his Land until it come to John Ames his Land until it comes to ye Road yt goes from ye old meeting house to John Ames house it is to be under stood that ye above Road or highway is not to be an open highway but to be a way to pass by Convenient gates and bars yt people may pass either with horses or carts and also every able man is to make and maintain all ye Gates and bars that they shall set up on their own Land. Laid out by us - Joseph Gated, Caleb Fobes, Selectmen. This Instrument Entred ye Record 22 Sep 1737 Pr John Brewster Recorder.
4:1068 Joseph Geer of Preston ... 31 Jan 1716/7 give unto my Loveing Son Joseph Geer Junr of Preston now decd ... one half of ye farm yt I then did and now do Live upon ... in Preston ... said farm not being yet Divided I do now therefore hereby Divide the sd farm & ye Dividing Line and bounds thereof are as followeth. Are Ever to be and Remain ye Dividing bounds and Lines between ye Land that I gave to my above said Son Joseph Geer that is Mentioned in ye above said Deed to him his Heirs &c ... 1 July 1734. Signed: Joseph X Geer the marke of. Wit: John Brown, Ane Brown. Ack: 2 Jul 1734. Ent: 16 Nov 1736.
4:1079 Settlement of bounds between Hezekiah Parke and Thomas Smith both of Preston ... Beginning at ye Land of John Parke ... below ye sd Smiths grist Mill ... now dwelling house of Thomas Woodward ... 5 May 1736. Signed: Hezekiah Park, Thomas Smith. Wit: Paul Parke, Sarah Smith. Ack: Stonington 6 May 1736. Ent: 6 May 1736.
4:1081 Settlement of bounds between Preston and Groton
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