A History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers

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Heritage Books, 2013 - History - 364 pages
Duxbury was settled in 1632 by the people of Plymouth and was named in homage to Captain Standish's English estate, Duxbury Hall. This extensive town history covers a broad range of civil and military topics including: early settlement; highways and bridges, with a list of early surveyors; ancient landmarks; such as Captains Hill; the town's commons, with names of the proprietors from 1690-1749; bounties and fines; Philip's War; the Charter of 1691; the Stamp Act; the Revolution, with biographical sketches of soldiers; and ordinaries. Additional biographical sketches describe the first settlers including Captain Standish, John Alden, and John Howland. Also included are sections on schools and education, local Indian tribes and a list of town officers. More than 200 early families are mentioned in the genealogical register. These include the Alden, Arnold, Baker, Barker, Bartlett, Bradford, Brewster, Chandler, Church, Cole, Delano, Drew, Freeman, Glass, Harlow, Holmes, Howland, Hunt, Loring, Pabodie, Partridge, Peterson, Phillips, Prior, Rogers, Sampson, Seabury, Simmons, Soule, Southworth, Sprague, Standish, Sylvester, Thomas, Wadsworth, Weston, Williamson, and Winsor families. The appendix includes The Grant of Bridgewater, a list of vessels wrecked on Duxbury beach and information on shipbuilding, commerce, and fisheries.
 

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SETTLEMENT
9
INCORPORATION
11
BOUNDS
13
PATHS HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
17
SURVEYORS OF HIGHWAYS
21
ANCIENT LANDMARKS
23
TOWNS COMMONS
35
MILLS DAMS ETC
43
CHARTER OF 1961
112
STAMP ACT
118
REVOLUTION
123
BIOGRAPHIES OF REVOLUTIONARY MEN
147
WAR OF 1812
161
HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
171
REV JOHN HOLMES
178
REV ICHABOD WISWALL
180

BOUNTIES FINES ETC
45
ORDINARIES
46
FIRST SETTLERS
48
SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
71
INDIANS
74
TOWN OFFICERS
77
TOWN SELECTMEN
79
TOWN CONSTABLES
81
TOWN TREASURERS
82
MISCELLANEOUS
83
GENERAL HISTORY
89
PHILIPS WAR
103
REV JOHN ROBINSON
184
REV SAMUEL VEAZTE
191
REV CHARLES TURNER
202
REV ZEDEKIAH SANGER
205
REV JOHN ALLYN
207
REV BENJAMIN KENT
210
GENEALOGICAL REGISTER
213
APPENDIX I
348
APPENDIX III
349
INDEX
353
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