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Original 46 Purchasers of Taunton

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Date: About 1637 [unknown]
Location: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Original 46 Purchasers of Taunton

The Cohannet Purchase was a major (if not first) purchase of land from Massasoit, the sachem of the Wampanoags, who claimed the territory. Other purchases would be added to the Taunton settlement.

The following 46 were the original purchasers of Taunton in 1637 or 1638 (the exact date is not known as the original deed was destroyed but 1638 was stated in a later replica from Massasoit's son, Philip). There were a total of 424 shares and all but Mr. John Browne owned from 6 to 12 shares each.

Purchasers of Taunton

  1. Henry Andrews Sr. (abt.1608-aft.1652)
  2. John Briant - probably John Bryant (1592-1638)
  3. John Browne (abt.1579-aft.1629)
  4. Richard Burt (bef.1583-bef.1647)
  5. Edward Case - not found Mar 2021
  6. Thomas Cooke (1600-1677)
  7. David Corwithy possibly David Carwithy (1604-1665)
  8. William Coy - not found Mar 2021
  9. John Crosman - historian experts have agreed that this was likely John Greenman, not Crossman;
    see John Crossman (abt.1588-1688) "Not John Crosman of Taunton" and Robert Crossman (abt.1620-bef.1692) Disputed Parentage for more info.
  10. John Deane (abt.1600-abt.1660)
  11. Walter Deane (abt.1602-)
  12. Francis Douhtye - Francis Doughty (1605-bef.1684)
  13. John Drake (abt.1585-1659)
  14. William Dunn - not found Mar 2021
  15. Mr. Thomas Farwell - not found Mar 2021
  16. John Gilbert (abt.1580-abt.1657)
  17. Thomas Gilbert (abt.1612-abt.1676) - son of above
  18. John Gilbert - also son of John above
  19. John Gingell -- according to a deed, he was in Taunton around 1639 or 1640, then left and was never heard from again.[1]
  20. William Hailstone - possibly William Hailstone (1615-1675), profile needs definition
  21. George Hall (1603-1669)
  22. William Harvey of Taunton (1614-1691)
  23. Hezekiah Hoar (1608-abt.1693)
  24. Robert Hobell - not found Mar 2021
  25. William Holloway (abt.1586-1665)
  26. John Kingsley (1632-1698) spouse of Abigail Leonard, see explanation at John Kingsley (1605-1678)
  27. John Luther (abt.1602-abt.1644) See also Research on John Luther
  28. George Macey (abt.1623-1693)
  29. William Parker (bef.1605-1660)
  30. John Parker (1601-1667)
  31. Richard Paul (1610-bef.1654)
  32. William Phillips (aft.1583-aft.1654)
  33. Mr. William Pole William Pole (bef.1593-1675)
  34. The Widow Randall - not found Mar 2021
  35. John Richmond (1594-1664)
  36. Hugh Rossitor - no profile but listed on father's profile Edward Rossiter (1575-1630)
  37. William Scadding - not found Mar 2021
  38. Anthony Slocum - not found Mar 2021 although referenced here: Giles Slocum (abt.1623-aft.1683)
  39. Richard Smith (abt.1610-abt.1666)
  40. John Smith probably John Nant Smith (abt.1595-abt.1646) profile needs definition
  41. Francis Street - not found Mar 2021 Nicholas Street III (bef.1604-1674) served as minister 1638/9 - 1659
  42. John Strong (1605-1699)
  43. Henry Uxley - not found Mar 2021
  44. Richard Williams (bef.1607-abt.1693)
  45. Benjamin Wilson - not found Mar 2021
  46. Joseph Wilson - not found Mar 2021

See also Space:Additional_35_Purchasers_of_Taunton


This page was inherited. Thanks to Natalie (Durbin) Trott for its creation!


  1. Bristol County, Massachusetts, Deeds vol. 2 page 19

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