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The number in each family is indicated by the Arabic numeral.
Those who died before the arrival of the Fortune on the 9th of
Those who died before the division of cattle in 1627, are in italics.
The dates of those who died the first season are given as taken from Bradford's pocket-book.
JOHN CARVER, died in April, 1621.
den. Two others of this family died the first winter.
WILLIAM WHITE, died Feb. 21, 1620-1.
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EDWARD TILLEY, died the first winter.
the brother of Edward.
MOSES FLETCHER, died the first winter.
The number of deaths of the first planters that occurred from the time the May Flower left England, to the year 1625, may be thus enumerated :
In the division of land in 1624, Henry Samson and Humilitie Cooper had land assigned them among those who came in the May Flower, and for this reason they have been generally believed to have been among the passengers of that vessel. If such is the case they can be placed in the family of Mr. Carver better than that of any other. But, as Mr. Cushman is also placed on that list, it may be reasonably inferred that others were put there for some other reasons, as perhaps Samson and Cooper, who are therefore excluded in this account.
John Goodman is marked in Bradford's manuscript as among those who died the first season. But as his name occurs among those who
had garden lots in 1620, and also in the division of land in 1623, it must be inferred that he was marked by mistake, or else Mr. Prince committed an error in taking his copy for the Annals.
Three of the wives of the signers were left in Europe; namely, Bridg. ett, the wife of Dr. Samuel Fuller, Hester, the wife of Francis Cooke, and Elizabeth, the wife of Richard Warren. These afterwards came over in the Ann, in 1623.
Five lost their wives and married again; namely, William Bradford, who married widow Alice Southworth; Edward Winslow, who married widow Susanna White ; Isaac Allerton, who married Fear Brewster, and afterwards, Joanna --; Miles Standish, who married Barbara
; and Francis Eaton, who married Christian Penn. Others were married for the first time; namely, John Howland and Elizabeth Carver; George Soule and Mary; Love Brewster and Sarah Collier; John Alden and Priscilla Mullins; Resolved White and Judith Vassal; Giles Hopkins and Catherine Wheldon; Edward Dotey and Faith Clarke, John Cooke and Sarah Warren; Samuel Eaton and Martha Billington.
Several of the Pilgrims had children born in New England, an account of whom may form another article at some future time.
MAJOR PENDLETON'S LETTER.
Copy of a letter from Major Brian Pendleton to the Honored Governor and Counsell for the Matacusets at Boston,” occasioned by the attack of the Indians on Casco, Me.
" Honored Governor
I am sorry my pen must be the messenger of soe greate a Tragedye. On the 11th of this instant wee heard of many killed of our naybors in falmouth or Casco-Bay: and on the 12th instant Mr. Joslin sent me a briefe letter written from under the hands of Mr. Burras * the minister.
Hee gives an acct of 32 killed and carried away by the Indians : himselfe escaped to an Island, but I hope Black poynt men have fetched him of by this time. 10 men 6 women and 16 children. “Anthony a[n]d Thomas B[r]a[c]ket and Mr. Munjoy his sonne onely are named. I had not time to coppye the letter, persons beinge to goe post to Major Walden; but I hope he hath before this sent the originall to you. How soon it will be our portion wee know not. The Lord in mercy fit us for death and direct the harts and hands to ackt and doe wt. is most needfull in such a time of distress as this. Thus in haste I commit you to Pvdounce of our Lord God and desire Your prayers also for us. Yours in all humility to sarve in the 13 of August, 1676."
* Rev. George Burroughs.
CAPT. MILES STANDISH'S INVENTORY OF BOOKS.
The following books are mentioned in the Inventory of the goods of Capt. Miles Standish, as they were shewn to the Appraisers, John Alden and James Cudworth, Dec. 2, 1656. The account is here given as found in the Inventory.
£ S. d. The History of the World and the Turkish History .
01 10 00 A Chronical of England and the Country Farmer .
00 08 00 Ye History of Queen Elizabeth the State of Europe
01 10 00 Doctor Hall's workes Calvin's Institutions
01. 04 00 Wilcocke's Workes and Mayors
01 00 00 Rogers Seaven Treatises and the French Akademy
00 12 00 3 old Bibles
00 14 00 Cesers Comentarys Bariffe's Artillery .
00 10 00 Prestons Sermons Burroughes Christian Contentment, Gospell Conversation
01 04 00 Passions of the mind. The Phisitions practice Burroughs Earthly mindedness. Burroughs discoveries Ball on Faith— Brinly Watch, Dod on the Lord's supper
00 10 00 Sparks against heresie -- Davenports Apology A reply to Dr. Cotton on Baptisme - the Garman History
00 10 00 The Sweden Intelligencer – Reason ylişcused 1 Testament - 1 Psalme Booke-natre and grace in conflict A law Booke -- The meane in Mouring Allegations John 00 06 00
son against hearing A parcel of old Bookes upon diverse subjects in 410.
00 14 00 Another parcel in Octavo
00 05 00 Wilsons Dixonary Homer's Illiad a Commentarie on James
00 12 00 Ball's Catechesme.
NOTICES OF THE COURTS OF JUDICATURE AND OF THE BAR OF THE COUNTY OF MERRIMACK, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
BY STEPHEN COLBY BADGER, ESQ., OF CONCORD.*
The History of the Courts in New Hampshire, including an account of the various systems of Judicature from time to time, has been published in an article contained in the American Quarterly Register, Vol. XII., prepared by Francis Cogswell, Esq., of Dover, and in Articles contained in the New Hampshire Repository, Vols. I. and II., prepared by William Butterfield, Esq., of Gilmanton, Ilon. Samuel D. Bell of Manchester, and the Hon. John Kelly of Exeter, N. H. Nothing further need be said on this subject.
The County of Merrimack, by an act of the Legislature, passed in 1823, was formed from the Counties of Hillsborough and Rockingham, with the exception of a part of the town of Franklin, which was taken from Sanbornton, then in Stratford County, now in the County of Belknap. It contains twenty-four towns.
The Counties of Hillsborough and Merrimack compose the Second Judicial District for the transaction of business of the Superior Court, and Courts are held annually at Concord on the second Tuesday of July, and at Amherst or ine second Tuesday of December.
The following list of Judges, County Officers and Members of the Bar, include those who resided within the limits of the County of Merrimack before its formation, and also those who have resided within the County since it was formed.
* In preparing this article, assistance was rendered by Moody Kent, Esq.