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 most pertinent genealogical information in this volume includes records of elections, civil and criminal court cases, land disputes, royal proclamations, inheritances, and an assortment of miscellaneous entries related to the courts and legal procedures of the day. An index to full-names, places and subjects adds to the value of this work.
Nathaniel B. Shurtleff
(1856, 1998), 2023, 5½x8½, paper, index, 308 pp.