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In Councill Ordered, That any Council' being legally and reasonably summoned to attend his Majesties service in Councill, & not attending at time and place according to summon without sufficient reason, to be judged of pr the Gov? & Councill, shall forfeit & pay two shillings as a penalty for his neglect.
Rich" Waldron, Cler. Con.
Pro: N. Hamp".
At a Councill held at ye Council Cham-
Present in Councill,
Thos Westbrook, )
In Councill, Ordered, That Thursday, the eleventh day of Decem" next, be observed a day of publick Thanksgiving throughout this Province, & that the Clerk issue out Proclamation accordingly: Sam' Penhallow & Geo. Jaffrey, Esqs. being desired to draw ye form of Proclamation.
Richo Waldron, Cler. Con.
Pro: N. Hamp'.
At a Councill held at the Councill Chamber
Present in Councill,
sqs. Shad. Walton, Upon complaint of Jacob Stanyan that he was irregularly & contrary to an ordr of Councill chosen a Constable at ye old parish of Hampton,-being a resident of the new
Ordered, that the Clerk issue a special warrt &c. to bring Capt. Josha Wingate, who was moderator at the meeting, & Mr. Jno. Tuck, the Clerk of sd meeting, before the Hon ble the Lieut. Govt & Councill, at ye Councill board, on Saturday next, at 10 o'clock A. M. together with the notification that was sett on ye meeting-house door, and all the proceedings of that day.
Richa Waldron, Cler. Con. Adjourned to ye 7th instant.
[P. 382.] Pro: N. Hamp".
Present in Councill.
Shad. Walton, s
Tho. Westbrook, Esq. Capt. Wingate & Deacon Tuck appeared at this board hy virtue of a warrt &c. to give an account of the irregular proceedings of a Parish meeting holden at the old parish in Hampton : The sa Wingate & Tuck were asked by his Hon' the Lieut. Gov' why they proceeded to choose a Constable for the new parish of Hampton, contrary to a late ord of Government. Capt. Wingate answered, that if they had proceeded contrary to that order, it was through ignorance that they did it, & not contempt or design ; and that there were most of the principal men of the new Parish present at sd meeting, who put the same construction on the ord that they did.
Ordered, That the affair be suspended till the 25th instant, and that Maj? Wear & Capt. Jabez [Dow] & Josiah Moulton, sen", be summoned to attend at sa time, and then the fees to be paid. Adjourd to 25 Inst.
Pro: N. Hamp".
At a Councill held at ye Councill Chamber in
Present in Council,
[The same as before.] Maj? Wear and Jacob Stanyan appeared at this board to prosecute the complaint there exhibited agst Capt. Wingate & Mr. Tuck. The sa Wingate & Tuck appeared also, to defend: Upon hearing the whole matter, it was found that what had been done by sa Wingate & Tuck was not in contempt of authority and government, but by misunderstanding and misapprehension : Whereupon it was ordered they be dismist, paying the fees & to be to them repaid by the old Parish of Hampton.
Richa Waldron, Cler. Con. [p. 383.] The following vote was passed at this Board : Whereas on the 12 May, 1718, there was a vote of Council past for making the new Parish of Hampton separate from the old to all intents and purposes : & whereas there seems to be some ambiguity in ga vote, and the same hath been misconstrued; for the better explanation whereof, & in order to the better understanding of the same, it is hereby
In Council Voted, That the intent of sa vote was & is hereby intended, that ye ga new Parish of Hampton have the privileges of a town without exception, & that that article in ye afores' vote relating to the Prov: tax, is to be understood, each parish to pay their proportion as formerly, wch proportion is to be made & assessed & gathered by the selectmen, assess's & constable chosen at each parish severally; and the minister taxes also to be made by the selectmen and assess's, and collected by the Constable yt shall be chosen at the parish meetings severally, as above. March 25, 1719.
Richa Waldron, Cler. Con. Mr. Sam' Hinkes & his wife p’ferred a petition to this board, as on file.
In Councill Voted, That Geo. Jaffrey, Esq. be of the Committee to see to ye renewing the Goal in Mr. Atkinson's stead, during the Indisposition of sa Mr. Atkinson.
Richa Waldron, Cler. Con.
In Councill Ordered, That Thursday ye second day of Aprill next, be observed a day of publick Fasting and prayer, & that the Clerk issue out proclamation accordingly.
Richa Waldron, Cler. Coun.
[p. 384.] Pro: N. Hamp".
At a Councill held at ye Councill Chamber
Present in Councill,
His Hon" John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov.
Richa Wibird, Esq. Rich“ Jose appeared at the Councill board & prayed the Gov' & Councill, That the selectmen of Portsmo might be summoned to appear & there to answer for not complying with the ord of Govt & Councill akt paying for a high-way laid out through the lands of the complainant's father, &c. · Ordered, That the said selectmen may be summoned accordingly.
Richa Waldron, Cler. Con. The selectmen appeared according to summon.
Thomas Phipps, Esq. p'ferred a Petition to this board in behalf of the Town of Portsmo about an addition of land to the town, &c. as on file: which being read, the following vote was past thereon:
Whereas Thom® Phipps, Esq. preferred a petition to this
board signed by himself and Sam' Hart in behalf of the town of Portsmouth, as on file, praying that a Committee might be appointed to run & renew ye bounds of a grant of land made by the Massa to Portsmo &c.
Voted, That the petition be granted, & that there be added two miles to the breadth of the six miles; at the head of Dover line westward of the six miles; which two miles to be appropriated to the encouragement of the iron works building at Lamprill river for cole, wood, & for settling people thereon, to be imported for that service, & settled in such order as a Committee appointed for that purpose shall direct: & that Mark Hunking, Geo. Jaffrey, & Richo Wibird, Esqs. & Col. James Davis, Capt. Tim'. Gerrish & Capt. Sam' Tibbetts be the Committee for laying out and bounding sa land, & that Sam! Penhallow, Esq. be added for directing the settlement.
Richa Waldron, Cler. Con. [P. 385.]
Richard Waldron, Esq. made application to this board as the Supream Probate (he being Judge of probate of wills, &c.) for administration on the estate of Maj?. Richard Waldron, his father, decea*: whereupon it was
In Councill Ordered, That the said Richard Waldron have a letter of administration accordingly.
"Major Richard Waldron," here referred to as deceased, must have been the one killed by the Indians at Dover in 1689. But why his son should take out letters of Administration, at this late period (1719), does not appear. The second Richard Waldron, who was indeed Judge of Probate at this time, died in Portsmouth, Nov. 3, 1730, aged 80.