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Subject: [GM-L] Mullein Hill Church, Lakeville, MA, Final Decree, 1956
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 18:21:43 EST
This is my continuing work on the Mullein Hill Church, Lakeville, MA.
The first deed I printed up was from the Indians to the town of Middleboro,
The second deed I printed up was from Samuel ROBBINS to those who began the
The third and fourth deeds I printed up were from ASHLEY to SWANSON, and then
SWANSON to EGGER. These deeds include the whole farm and land except the
Church and the Cemetery, which were in the middle of then ROBBINS land.
The next deed is now about the Mullein Hill Church and Cemetery, Highland
Road, Lakeville, MA.
This deed was actually a FINAL DECREE, of 6/8/1956. The Complainant was
Christian Society of Middleboro vs. Heirs at Law and Legal Representatives of
Noah Ashley, Abiel P. Booth, Reuben Hafford, Salmon M. Washburn, Nathaniel
Caswell, Elbridge G. Ashley, John Cushing, William F. Hafford, Charles H.
Sampson, Asa T. Winslow, Job P. Nelson, Joseph Shockley, Harison Staples,
Uriah Sampson, John Booth, Zebulan Shaw, Sumner Hinds, Oliver Peirce, Silas
P. Ashley, and Ezra Clark, and all persons claiming under them or any of them.
This was found in the Plymouth Land Deed, Bk. 2503, P. 500.
The rest of this docket is at the Archives, which I will copy. It appears as
if the Christian Society of Middleboro prevailed. Perhaps the HEIRS of those
who started the Church (1842) wanted the Land, Church & Cemetery for
themselves (later, c. 1956).
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
Christian Society of Middleboro, Complainant,
Heirs at Law and Legal Representatives of Noah Ashley, Abiel P. Booth, Reuben
Hafford, Salmon M. Washburn, Nathaniel Caswell, Elbridge G. Ashley, John
Cushing, William F.Hafford, Charles H. Sampson, Asa T. Winslow, Job P.
Nelson, Joseph Shockley, Harison Staples, Uriah Sampson, John Booth, Zebulan
Shaw, Sumner Hinds, Oliver Peirce, Silas P. Ashley, and Ezra Clark, and all
persons claiming under them or any of them.
This cause came on to be heard and was argued by counsel and thereupon upon
consideration thereof it is ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED:
1. That the Complainant Christian Society of Middleboro is the owner in fee
simple of the following described real estate:
The land with the building thereon known as Mullein Hill Meeting House
situated in Lakeville in the County of Plymouth, and being part of the
homestead farm formerly of Small Robbins and bounded as follows, viz:
Beginning on the road at the corner of land formerly of Gideon Cogshall and
running on that said road south sixty-four degrees west fifteen and one half
rods, thence north thirty one degrees west on land formerly of said Robbins
to a stake eight rods, thence north sixty four degrees east on land formerly
of said Robbins fourteen and one half rods to a stake, thence south
thirty-nine degrees east eight rods on land formerly of said Robbins and land
formerly of said Cogshall to the first mentioned corner, containing one
hundred and twenty rods.
2. That the grantees in the deed from Samuel Robbins to Noah Ashley et als
dated March 28, 1842 [see my previous deed from ROBBINS to the Church] and
recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, Book 217, Page 186, their
Heirs at Law, Legal Representatives and all persons claiming through or under
them or any of them be perpetually enjoined from bringing any proceeding to
enforce any right or title to said real estate.
By the Court ( Hudson, J. )
Entered: June 8, 1956
Attest: (signed) George A. P. Ohson, Clerk
Rec'd June 14, 1956 at 11:15 A.M. & recorded.
(seal) Superior Court