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Colonial Manuscript Document Signed by John Northend, Jacob Jewett, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Gage, Humphrey Hobson, 1pp. quarto, Rowley, Massachusetts Bay in New England, January 15, 1749, sell a “pew room in the meeting in the first parish in Rowley next to ye wall measuring 5 feet & half wide & 6 feet deep...unto Moses Jewett...” Fine condition.Captain Moses Jewett fought in the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War. He joined six of his neighbors in a Petition to the Governor and Council on March 5, 1746, requesting that they be “set off” from the First Parish of Ipswich and annexed to the First Parish in Rowley. Despite the objections of the First Church, the General Court granted that they may be assessed the parish tax from Rowley, where they attended meeting, instead of Ipswich. The neighborhood has been known since that time as Ipswich Village.

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1749 Document Re: First Parrish of Rowley (Ispswich)

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