Property Details

TownEastham, Provincetown, Truro

Price£5, 10s; see notes

Selling Date1679-02-05

Parties Involved


Buyer(s) name(s)Ffreeman (or Freeman), Capt. John

Buyer(s) residence(s)Eastham


Seller(s) name(s)Sampson; Peter; Joshua

Seller(s) residence(s)Eastham (Potanomocett); Pammett (Truro)


Justice of the PeaceHinckley, Thomas

WitnessesFfreeman (or Freeman), William; Sias, John; Suason, John; Abstomils (?), Will

Date recorded by Justice of the Peace1679-02-05

Other names mentionedPrince Esquire, Thomas; John, Mr.; Sachem, Mattagoason; Morton (registrar), Nathaniel

Deed Notes

Deed of indenture; Sampson described as "Indyan of Potanomocett" (?); Peter described as "Indyan of Pammett"; Joshua described as "Indyan of Pammett"; deed appears to be for land beyond Eastham (including Truro and Provincetown), though Sampson lived in Potanomicut; Capt. John Ffreeman described as “Esqr”; Ffreeman working on behalf of New Plimoth colony and government; Sampson bargained his parcel of land on Cape Cod to the Plimoth Colony in 1654 or after; little pond is two or three miles west of eastern harbor; Thomas Prince also spelled Prence; land exchanged for two brass kettles, six coats, 12 hoes, 12 axes, 12 knives and a box; at time of bargain, only Sampson claimed ownership of land, but since then, Peter and Joshua have laid claims by virtue of a grant and purchase from John Suason (?) by consent of his father Mattagoason Sachem; government wants to treat Indians fairly, so Peter and Joshua are paid five pounds, ten shillings; Peter and Joshua retain right to set up wigwams, gather firewood, beach grass and wild berries and beached blackfish and porpoises; difficult to read registrar information at bottom of deed; transcript of deed available on Google Books.


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