Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Volume IV: Court Orders, 1661-1668


This series offers a comprehensive collection of the daily court records of New Plymouth, Massachusetts, and is an exceptional source for genealogical research. This fourth volume of court records encompasses the seven years from June 1661 to July 1668, during which time Thomas Prence was governor of the colony. He served along with Nathaniel Morton, the court secretary and a well-known chirographer, who maintained the records of the colony of New Plymouth. For the most part, these accounts and records pertain to the General Court and the Court of Assistants of New Plymouth. However, there are several miscellaneous entries. 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. An index to full-names, places and subjects adds to the value of this work.

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff

(1855, ), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 228 pp
ISBN: 9780788409127