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Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662
Volume 41, Page 387   View pdf image (33K)
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Provincial Court Proceedings, 1660. 387

Vpon wch Indenture The ensuing Assignment was written I Rich-
ard Smyth doe assigne vnto John Powell the Maide Seruant aboue-
said with the Right of the Indenture, As Wittnes my hand the
fifth of Nouember 1659 Richard Smyth
Wittnes William Thomas Sam Bonam

P. C. R.

This Indenture made the 29th day of August in the yeare of our
Lord one thowsand Six hundred fifty and Nyne, Betweene Joseph
Bishop of the City of Bristoll Sherman of th' one parte and Richard
Smyth of the Hand of Virginea of the other parte, Wittnesseth that
the said Joseph doth hereby Covenant promise and Grant and with
the said Richard his Executors and Assignes from the day of the date
hereof vntill his first and next arrivall in Virginea, and after for and
during the tearme of ffower yeares to serue in such service and
imployment as the said Richard or his Assignes shall there imploy
him according to the Custome of the Countrey in the like kind, In
consideration whereof the said Master doth hereby Covenant and
grant to and with the said Servant to pay for his passing, and to
find and allow him meate drink Apparrell and Lodging with other
necessaries during the said tearme, and at the end of the said tearme

Sigilli X
to the
of the said

to pay unto him one Ax, One Howe, one yeares prouision double
Apparrell fifty acres of land according to the Custome of the
Countrey In wittness whereof the parties abouenamed to these
Indentures haue interchangeably sett their hands and Scales day and
yeare abouewritten Joseph Bishop Locus Sigill X

Sealed and deliuered in the presence of Andrew Hay
Vpon wch Indenture the Ensuing Assignmt was written I the
Subscribed doe assigne vnto John Powell the man servant aboue-
named vizt Joseph Bishop, and also the Right of this Indenture As
Wittnes my hand this 5th of Nouember 1659
Wittnes Wm Thomas Sam Bonam. Signed Richard Smyth.

The Said Richard Smyth demands the Ensuing Depositions to be
likewise entred on Record (vizt)
Owen Jones aged of Twenty yeares or thereabouts haue bene
examined an[d] sworne on the Betweene Captaine William Batten of
one side, and Richard Smyth I doe declare that Richard Smyth did
ship three Seruants aboard the Ship Leopard entred in the Boston
booke their names followeth Joseph Bishop. Thomas Allison Mar-
garett Williams on the accompt of Richard Smyth, I neuer heard that
Capn Batten had intrust in these Servants neither doe I knowe, And
further saith not. As wittnes my hand this 17th of ffebruary 1659
By me Owen Jones
Sworne before me Daniell Lisseon

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