Whittredge court cases, Essex County, MA, 17th century

 

 

My earliest Whittredge ancestors (on my paternal grandmother’s side) came from England and settled in Essex County, Massachusetts. They, like many others at the time, were a disputatious lot and were involved in numerous court cases, often over what we — from a distance, historically speaking — would consider minor matters. The Essex County court records are extraordinarily complete and well preserved.

Below is a downloadable Word document wherein are contained excerpts of a few such cases.

 

 

— Roger Whittredge Smith

 

 

whittredge-7

 

 

See also:

Whittredge court case, Essex County, MA 1668

https://rogersgleanings.com/2015/11/04/whittredge-6/

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. He hosts separate websites devoted to the authors Theodore Dreiser and Pitirim A. Sorokin and to classical music as well as family history/genealogy.
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