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Large File Nantucket Early Documents Collection Book


Contains 79 documents in total. Consists primarily of deeds.


  • 3 BILLS OF SALE, 1786-1796: Charles Folger for Estate of Thomas Bunker, March 1, 1790 p. 153; Tristram Hussey for Estate of Zachariah Bunker, September 21,1786 p. 149; Francis Joy for Estate of Abithai Folger, May 26, 1796 p. 163;

  • 4 APPRENTICESHIP CONTRACTS, 1728-1757: John Macy to Benjamin Dexter, September 30, 1737 p. 97; Jonathan Paupomou to Paul Starbuck, August 20, 1757 p. 113; Joseph Rotch to Paul Starbuck, November 6, 1728 p. 75; Caleb Stratton to Jonathan Paddack, June 14, 1757 p. 111

  • 41 DEEDS, 1668-1827: Joseph Blackstone to John Fitzsimmons and James Calder, February 21, 1787 p. 151; Thomas Brock to Paul Starbuck, June 1743 p. 101; Silvanus Bunker to Caleb Macy, March 16, 1771 p. 129; Silvanus Bunker to Caleb Macy, February 23, 1773 p. 131; Elisha Bunker to Caleb Macy, May 28, 1785 p. 147; Robert Coffin et al. August 14, 1682 p. 13; John Coffin et. al. March 8, 1765 p. 123; James Coffin Esq. to William Worth, June 12, 1703 p. 35; Paul Coggeshall to Peleg Swain, February 12, 1796 p. 161; Barzillai Coleman to William Rotch, November 12, 1783 p. 145; Thomas Freeborn et al. to Jonathan Swain, October 1, 1800 p. 183; William Gayer to William Worth, February 21, 1683 p. 15; Stephen Hussey to Batchelor Hussey, September 10, 1715 p. 59; Daniel Jones to Abraham Swain, February 22, 1810 p. 189; Daniel Long et al. February 20, 1761 p. 115; Abigail Macy to Christopher Starbuck, February 26, 1774 p. 133; Caleb Macy et al. April 2, 1765 p. 125; Richard Macy to Caleb Macy. November 1, 1753 p. 109; Thomas Macy to William Worth. February 20, 1676 p. 11; Matthew Mayhew for Island, (Mosskirakit, Muskieaket/Muskeget) August 13, 1692 p. 29; Seth Paddack to Eliphalet Paddack, January 31, 1767 p. 127; Robert Pike to Nathaniel Starbuck, October 15, 1686 p. 21; Ruth Pinkham et al to Susanna Pinkham, April 13, 1827 p. 193; John Ray to George Ray, November 26, 1798 p. 181; Thomas Russell and Ann Russell to George Hussey, March 2, 1798 p. 169; Soocoahque Sachem and Jeptha Sachem to John Gardner, August 28, 1711 p. 53; Wawmat Sathone to Will Sasapana, January 5, 1686 p. 19; James Skiff to Steven Barnard, June 20, 1699 p. 31; Edward Starbuck to Nathaniel Starbuck, March 18, 1685 p. 17; Nathaniel Starbuck to son Nathaniel Starbuck, May 13, 1716 p. 65; Nathaniel Starbuck to Paul Starbuck, December 16, 1730/31 p. 81; Nathaniel Starbuck et al. May 27, 1720 p. 67; John Swain to Joseph Mason, December 7, 1715 p. 61; John Swain to Benjamin Swain & Joseph Meader, December 10, 1715 p. 63; Wamuchmack & Nicanoos (Nickanoose) to Edward Starbuck, 1659; Wassaqual to William Worth, September 1691 p. 27; Paul Way to Reuben Joy, March 13, 1761 p. 119; Seth Way to Reuben Joy, March 31, 1761 p. 121; William Worth to John Macy, April 16, 1743 p. 99; William Worth to John Macy, February 29, 1747 p. 103;

  • 13 SIGNED LETTERS, 1701-1798: Joseph Rotch to Edward Starbuck, re delivery of goods. June 31, 1747; Moses Brown to Jonathan Macy & Jethro Mitchell re collecting for the poor in Ireland. Providence, December 14, 1779 p. 139; John Coleman to Nathaniel Coffin re delivery of goods. Boston, August 25, 1701 p. 33; Josiah Franklin re transfer of goods (rushes). Boston, October 17, 1705 p. 41; Josiah Franklin, July 14, 1706 p. 43 (a nineteenth century copy; the original is in the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania); William Gayer to Damaris Coffin asking her to purchase pewter ware and other goods. Nantucket, April 23, 1776 p. 47; Nathaniel Gardner, July 21, 1710 p. 49; Joseph Mitchell to Moses Brown discussing the poor. Nantucket, April 23, 1776 p. 135; Ebenezer Pinkham and Elizabeth Pinkham to Tristram Coffin Jr. Nine Partners, May 30, 1791 p. 159; Dorcas Tobey to her mother re local news. Charlestown, August 10, 1727 p. 71; Dorcas Tobey to her mother re local news. Charlestown, May 25, 1728 p. 73; "Grandmother Mary Starbuck" to E.G., January 17, 1714/15 p. 57

  • 2 MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, 1729,1798: Tristram Starbuck and Deborah Coffin, February 10, 1729 p. 77; Jared Gardner and Eunice Coffin, April 5, 1798 p. 173

  • 4 WILLS, 1779-1813: Judith Macy, October 21, 1813 p. 191; Edward Starbuck, June 24, 1783 p. 141; Edward Starbuck, March 22, 1790 p. 155; Caleb Swain, July 14, 1779 p. 137

  • 12 MISCELLANEOUS: Additional instructions from Francis Lovelace to government of Nantucket, April 18, 1673 p. 7; Account of Paul Starbuck with Joseph Rotch, 1748 p. ; Bill of Nathaniel Starbuck, 1705/1706 p. 37; William Gayer's undertaker's bill for his wife. July 24, 1710 p. 51; Court document, (not Nantucket) January 21, 1687/8 p. 25; Genealogy of Edward Starbuck, 1803 p.187; Land Grant of James Forrest to Thomas Mayhew, October 13, 1641 p. 1; Subscribers for Proprietors' Lots under the Cliff, February 10, 1798 p. 167; Receipt for Stephen Barnard to James Skiff, June 20, 1699 p. 31; Permit to Pass for Brigantine Eunice, Obed Ramsdall, Master. Signed by George Washington. January 6, 1797 p. 165; Testimonial against slavery by Elihu Coleman, 1733 p. 83; Writ against Thomas Leighton of Londonderry. March 28, 1801 p. 185


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