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Subject: [GM-L] Peter Bulkeley signed document - June 18, 1683: death of John Whitcomb
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 19:52:23 EDT
Subject: Peter Bulkeley, Middlesex Mass Court Assistant 1683
Source: The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts by Henry S. Nourse,
Note: Lancaster, Massachusetts was founded in 1655 by John Prescott of
Lancaster, England & Sowerby, Yorkkshire, England.
June 18, 1683
"John Moor Sr. fforeman & the rest of the subscribers the Jury of Inquest
untimely death of John Whetcomb late of Lancaster (Mass.) appeared before me -
Peter Bulkeley, Assistant of the Middlesex (Mass.) Court, & made oath that the
premises contain a true account of the cause of the death of sd Whetcomb
ing to their judgmt & conscience.
Peter Bulkeley. Assist."
[Middlesex Court Files.]
A Jury of Inquest
"Upon ye 7th of April 1683 Lancaster.
"A Jury of Inquest was caled to give in their virdict concerning ye untimely
John Whitcomb, we whose names are underwritten doe by what we understand by
ye brother of ye deceased by name Jonathan Whitcomb and one more by name of
George Huse who was standing on ye shore and saw how ye said John Whitcomb
felle into ye water, do here unanimously give in our virdict thus. That ye
Whitcomb and Jonathan Whitcomb being bringing some hay over ye river upon two
canooes indeavoring to pull them over by a rope which was fastened to a bough
at ye river side, but ye cannooes sinking ye said John Whitcomb falling into
river was by a providence of God drownded in Pennecuk River ye 7th of this
John More Sr.
Thomas Sawyer Sr
Thomas Sawyer Jr
John Houghton Jr.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth