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muel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William Vaffal, William Pinchon, and George Foxeroft, their heirs and affignes for ever, to their only proper and abfolute use and behoof for evermore. To be houlden of us, Tenure. our heirs and fucceffors, as of our mannor of Eaft Greenwich aforefaid, in free and common foceage, and not in Capite nor by knights' fervice; and alfo yielding Rent. and paying therefore to us, our heirs and fucceffors, the fifth part only of all oare of gould and filver, which from time to time, and at all times hereafter, fhall be there gotten, had, or obtained, for all fervices, exactions, and demands whatfoever, according to the tenure. and reservation in the faid recited indenture expreffed. And further know ye, that, of our more efpecial grace, Grant of certain knowledge, and meere motion, we have given tract of land and granted, and by these presents do, for us, our heirs, to the same persons by and fucceffors, give and grant, unto the faid Sir Henry the king himself. Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonftall, Thomas Southcott John Humfrey, John Endecott, Simon Whetcombe, Ifaac Johnson, Samuel Aldersey, John Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William Vaffall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcroft, their heirs and affignes, all that part of New-England in America which lies and extends between a great river there, commonly called Monomack river, alias Merrymack river, and a certain other river there called Charles river, being in the bottom of a certain bay there commonly called Maffachusetts, alias Mattachusets, alias Maffatufets, bay, and alfo all and fingular thofe lands and heredi

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taments whatsoever lyeing within the pace of three English miles on the fouth part of the faid river called Charles river, or of any or every part thereof, and also all and fingular the lands and hereditaments whatsoever lyeing and being within the space of three English miles to the fouth of the fouthermoft part of the faid bay called Maffachufetts, alias Mattachusetts, alias Maffatufetts, bay; and alfo all thofe lands and hereditaments whatsoever, which lye and be within the space of three English miles to the northward of the faid river called Monomack, alias Merrymack, or to the northward of any, and every part thereof, and all lands and hereditaments whatsoever lyeing within the limits aforefaid north and fouth in latitude and breadth, and in length and longitude of and within all the breadth aforefaid throughout the maine lands there from the Atlantick and weftern fea and ocean on the eaft part, to the fouth fea on the weft parte, and all lands and grounds, place and places, foyles, wood, and wood grounds, havens, ports, rivers, waters, and hereditaments whatsoever lyeing within the faid bounds and limits, and every part and parcel thereof, and also all islands in America aforefaid in the faid feas or either of them on the western or eaftern coaftes, or partes of the faid tracts of lands hereby mentioned to be given or granted, or any of them, and all mines and mineralls, as well royall mines of gould and filver as other mines and mineralls whatfoever, in the faid lands and premiffes, or any part thereof; and free liberty of fishing in or within any of the rivers or waters within the bounds and limits aforefaid and the feas thereunto adjoining; and all fishes, royal fishes, whales, balan, fturgeon, and other fifhes of what kind

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or nature foever that shall at any time hereafter be taken in or within the faid feas or waters or any of them, by the said Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonftall, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcombe, Ifaac Johnfon, Samuel Aldersey, John Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William Vaffall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcroft, their heirs and affignes, or by any other perfon, or perfons whatsoever there inhabiting, by them, or any of them, appointed to fish therein. Provided Provisos. always, that, if the faid lands, iflands, or any other the premiffes herein before mentioned, and by these prefents intended and meant to be granted, were at the time of the granting of the said former letters patents dated the third day of November, in the eighteenth yeare of our faid deare father's reigne aforefaid, actually poffeffed, or inhabited, by any other chriftian prince or ftate, or were within the bounds, limits, or territories of that foutherne colonie then before granted by our faid late father, to be planted by divers of his loving fubjects in the fouth parts of America, that then this prefent grant fhall not extend to any fuch parts or parcells thereof, fo formerly inhabited or lyeing within the bounds of the southern plantation as aforefaid, but as to those parts or parcells fo poffeffed or inhabited by fuch chriftian prince or ftate, or being within the bounds aforefaid, fhall be utterly voide, these presents or any thing therein contained, to the contrary notwithstanding. To have, and to hould, poffefs, and Habendum.

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enjoy, the faid parts of New-England in America, which lye, extend, and are abutted as aforefaid, and every part and parcell thereof, and all the islands, rivers, ports, havens, waters, fishings, fishes, mines, minerals, jurifdictions, franchises, royalties, liberties, privileges, commodities, and premiffes whatsoever, with the appurtenances, unto the faid Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonftall, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcombe, Ifaac Johnfon, Samuel Alderfey, John Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniell Wright, Samuel Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William Vaffall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcroft, their heirs and affignes for ever, to the only proper and abfolute ufe and behoofe of the faid Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonftall, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcombe, Ifaac Johnfon, Samuel Aldersey, John Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William Vaffall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcrofte, their heirs and affignes forevermore. To be houlden of us, our heires and fucceffours, as of our mannor of East Greenwich in the county of Kent, within our realme of England, in free and common foccage, and not in Capite, nor by knights' fervice, and alfo yeelding and paying therefore to us, our heirs and fucceffors, the fifth part only of all oare of gould and filver, which from time

time to time, and at all times hereafter, fhall be there gotten, had, or obtained, for all fervices, exactions, and demands whatfoever. Provided alwayes and our expreffe will and meaneing is, that onely one-fifth part of the gould and filver oare above mentioned in the whole, and no more, be referved or payeable unto us, our heirs and fucceffours, by colour or vertue of these prefents, the double refervations or recitals aforefaid, or any thing therein contained notwithstanding.

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And, for as much as the good and profperous fuccefs of Necessity of good the plantation of the faid parts of New-England aforefaid, intended by the faid Sir Henry Rofewell, Sir John ment to Younge, Sir Richard Salton tall, Thomas Southcott, of the intended plan John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcombe, tation." Ifaac Johnfon, Samuel Alderfey, John Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William Vaffal, William Pinchon, and George Foxcroft, to be speedily set-upon, cannot but chiefely depend, next under the bleffing of Almighty God and the fupport of our royal authority, upon the good government of the fame; to the end that the affairs and bufineffes which from time to time shall happen and arife concerning the faid lands and the plantation of the fame, may be the better managed and ordered: We have further hereby, of our especiall Incorporagrace, certain knowledge, and meere motion, given, grantees of granted, and confirmed, and for us, our heirs and fuccef- the said fours, do give, grant and confirme, unto our faid truftie and well-beloved fubjects Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonftall, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcomb, Ifaac

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