GenMassachusetts-L ArchivesArchiver > GenMassachusetts > 1999-07 > 0931736164
Subject: Re: Boston-1638
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 19:36:04 EDT
In a message dated 7/11/1999 7:12:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< A relative was listed in Winthrops journal as receiving a house lot on
the Mount for five heads.
1. Was the term heads meant to be persons?
2. What was the Mount? Beacon Hill?
This has me confused as it seems at the time they refered to any hill as
Were the Blue Hills the Alps?
Thanks for a clarification on this.
My only guess to your answers would be that "five heads" is 5 head of cattle.
Not an uncommon "monetary" unit at that time I understand.
Will not venture to what The Mount is