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Subject: Muster Roll of Capt. Jabez Fairbanks' Company June 1724 men from various towns
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 19:01:13 EDT
Subject: Muster Roll of the Company of Jabez Fairbanks, Captain, June
Source: Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1725 by Henry
S. Nourse, A.M. 1884
Muster Roll of the Company of Jabez Fairbanks, Captain, June 18, 1724.
Jabez Fairbanks Lt.
Edward Hartwell Serjt.
Aron Willard Centle [sentinel]
James Boughton do
Jno. Bennitt do
Eph'm Wheeler do
Isaac Farnsworth do
Samuel Sawyer do
Ezra Sawyer do
Joseph Wheelock do
David Osgood do
Benj'm Hosgood do
Benj'm Houghton do
Benj'm Harris do
Phinias Parker Serjt.
Jon'a Shipley Sent'l
Ja Shaduch [Shattuck]
Samuel Screpter [Scripture]
Jona Shepley serj't
Jon'a Blanchard Serj't Dunstable
Jona Butterfield Sent'le Chelmsford
Noah Johnson Houbourne (Woburn)
Jno Barrett - Chelmsford
Thos Chamberlin - Groton
Jabez Davis - Haverhill
Benj'a Nichols - Redding
Eben Virgin - Chelmsford
Joseph Chamberlin do
Jno Wright - Dracut
Benja Chamberlin - Chelmsford
Jon'a Hildreth do
Jno Williams - Dracut
Mich'l Gillson - Groton
Ephr'm Chaundler Aniver - (Andover)
Wm Cummings - Dunstable
For billeting the above men 979 Weeks & 2 days at 5 p Week 244.16 6
[Massachusetts Archives XCI 124.]
Letter of Jabez Fairbank(s)
"Lancaster, April 28, 1724
Jurnals of the Scouts Sent out by Lift ffarbank to Wachusets and from
thence to Rutland and then return'd to Lancaster again to gard the
May 2. and another Scoute Sente to the Oxsechoxits hill and to guard
the people abought there fields.
May 6. another Scoute Sente to Turkey Hills (Lunenburg) and from thence
to mashapoge Hills and so down Lancaster north River and In to Lancaster to
gard the feilds at Lancaster.
May 10. another Scoute Sente up Nashaway River to Wachusets Ponds and
then returned to Lancaster to garde ye feilds. another Scoute Sente
to Rutland and hom(e) by washusets hill.
May 14. another Scoute sent on the west of Lancaster town to rang the
front on the Back side of the feilds
May 28th. another scoute of five men sente up Nashaway north River tow
on one side and tow on the other side and so up said river abought ten
miles to a hill called Rolestone hill and from thence to Lancaster again to
gard men at there work in their feilds
June the first day, a Scout wente to Wachusets ponds and from thence
to Bennits meadow and to Whites pond and to Lancaster to gard the feilds.
Yours to Command. Jabez Fairbank"
[Massachusetts Archives, XXXVIII, A, 64.]
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth