A History Of The Town Of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers

By: Justin Winsor

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Book Details: 362 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1849, 2001), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 362 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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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.

Title: A History Of The Town Of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers

Author: Justin Winsor

Categories: Massachusetts,

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1849, 2001)

ISBN Number: 0788417479

ISBN Number 13: 9780788417474

Binding: Softcover

Book Details: 362 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1849, 2001), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 362 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Seller ID: W1747

Description: 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 history covers civil and military topics including: settlement; highways, with a list of early surveyors; ancient landmarks; the town's commons, with names of the proprietors (1690-1749); bounties and fines; Philip's War; the Charter of 1691; the Stamp Act; the Revolution, with biographical sketches of soldiers; and ordinaries. Also included are sections on local Indian tribes and a list of town officers. More than 200 families are mentioned in the genealogical register.
362 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1849, 2001), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 362 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

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