Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Volume I: Court Orders, 1633-1640


This series offers a comprehensive collection of the daily court records of New Plymouth, Massachusetts, and is an exceptional source for genealogical research. This is a demonstrative text, which plainly propounds the everyday experience of a colonial judicial system. This is an essential tool for those researching early colonial government. This book of records paints a realistic picture of life in colonial New England. It is an elucidating look into a time long past. The most pertinent genealogical information in this volume includes: lists of freemen and potential freemen, military rosters, jury registers, names of the grand inquest, appointments to the court, etc. The famous names Miles Standish and John Alden (leaders of the Plymouth Colony) appear throughout the book. An index to full-names, places and subjects adds to the value of this work.

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff

(1855, ?), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 206 pp

ISBN: 9780788408397