GM Directory Lookup Request

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I'd appreciate a lookup for Richard Garrett, first town clerk of Scituate, Mass., arrived by 1636.  Thank you.
WikiTree profile: Richard Garrett
in Genealogy Help by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (217k points)

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Origins unknown ; immigration 1638; settled scituate and Boston; Srces. Plymouth Colony Records 1:119 & TAG 38:74-81

The Charlestown Richard Garrett has a GM Article GMB 737-39
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Cheryl Skordahl
Thanks!  I'm amazed at the shortage of information!  I had found the TAG article, and the Plymouth Colony records add only a single reference to Mr. Garrett of Scituate being written up for selling wine "without an order".

History of Scituate states he was the first town clerk at Scituate and gives the years 1636-1639, but I guess Anderson didn't find any source to back that up. It should be easy enough to determine if there was a clerk taking records in 1636.  Perhaps Anderson believes Richard may not have been the first?

Savage and also McLean (author of the TAG article) assert there is probably no connection with the Charlestown Richard.
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Richard Garrett marriage to Persis Pierce 3 Dec 1695 at Scituate, Plymouth, MA.

You can see the original document if you like, by going to familysearch.org .
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
That's a record for Richard's son Richard.

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