Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Volume V: Court Orders, 1668-1678


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 a valuable resource for genealogists and historians and an informative and sometimes enlightening look at the early days of the American legal system.
The ten years covered here recount the last five years of Governor Thomas Prence’s term of office, his death in 1673, and his replacement by Mr. Josiah Winslow. Included in this volume is a list of freemen transcribed in May 1670, records of elections, appointments, land disputes, civil and criminal charges, tax lists, and many other accounts of incidents involving the court, its officials, and the citizens of New Plymouth. An index to full-names, places and subjects adds to the value of this work.

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff

(1856, 1998), 2023, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 326 pp

ISBN: 9780788409660