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William Dennis - Memorandum 1642/3

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Memorandum of 22 Mar 1642/3

This memorandum of 22 Mar 1642/3 differentiates between William Dennis (abt.1590-aft.1650) of Scituate and his son, William Dennis (bef.1617-aft.1642) of Plymouth (and then returning to England as this memorandum mentions). It is found in Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Vol. 12.[1]

The xxijth March 1642.

MEMORAND That Whereas Wilłm Dennis of Plymouth before his going into England about a yeare and a half since did authorize and assigne John Winslow of Plymouth aforsd to receiue as such Debts and sums of money as were due & oweing vnto him here in New England And whereas also since by his łres [letters] beareing date the xijth of November 1642 directed to the said John Winslow and another of the same date directed to Wilłm Dennis of Scittuate his Naturall father hath giuen further power that the said John Winslow should assigne and make ouer the said Debts vnto the said Wilłm Dennis the father for such sume as he should agree wth him for so that it was not vnder twenty markes Now the said John Winslow by vertue of the said łres hath assigned and made ouer the said Debt & unto the said Wilłm Dennis the father for the suiue of sixteene pounds. And the said Wilłm Dennis the father in consideracon that the said John Winslow shall pay the said sixteene pounds in Beaver to Wilłm his sonn and pay him xjł more in manner & forme following that is to say vjł by a Cowe xxxs by a Bill to Georg Lewis of Barnestable and iijł xs in corne or cattell the first of November next at Plymouth Hath reassigned and made ouer vnto the said John Winslow all & singuler such said Debts and sums of money as were or are due & apptaineing vnto the said Wilłm Dennis his sonn here in New England.


  1. Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff, and David Pulsifer Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England : Printed by Order of the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, vol. 12, (New York : AMS Press, 1855–1861), 12:42, image 12:42 InternetArchive.org.

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