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‘My apologies for saying you were uncivilised – this wine is excellent.’

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Iron age men, “I’ve only just bought this bronze stuff and you’re telling me I ought to upgrade to iron?”

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Village of Hadley in 1663 – Map

Families:

Bacon, Baldwin, Barnard, Boltwood, Church, Clark, Coleman, Crow, Dickison, Gardner, Goodman, Goodwin, Hawks, Hubbard, Kellogg, Lewis, Markham, Marsh, Montague, Moody, Nash, Partrigg, Porter, Russell, Smith, Stanley, Terry, Tilton, Warner, Webster, Wells, Westwood, White, Wood

Source:

History of Hadley : including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts, Judd, Sylvester; Boltwood, Lucius M. (Lucius Manlius), Springfield, Mass. : H.R. Huntting & Company, 1905, 207 pages.

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History of Hadley : including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts – ebook – PDF

History of Hadley : including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts, Judd, Sylvester; Boltwood, Lucius M. (Lucius Manlius), Springfield, Mass. : H.R. Huntting & Company, 1905, 207 pages.

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Contents:

Chapter I

Early settlements on Connecticut River – Controversies in the church at Hartford – Decision of the council of 1659 – Difficulties at Wethersfield …p1

Chapter II

Application to Massachusetts for land – Engagement at Hartford to remove to Massachusetts – Committee to lay out a town at Norwottuck; their return, not accepted – Proceedings of the first settlers in 1659 and 1660 -Settlers on the west side of the river- Courts of Justice – The new town named Hadley – Contest with Mr. Bradstreet ….. p10

Chapter III

Division of lands in New England – Hadley Homelots and Street – Manner of distributing Hadley Intervals – East side and west side Intervals – Hatfield Homelots – Measuring Land – Common Fields and Fences – Gates ………… p22

Chapter IV

Highways – Bridges – Ferries – Grist-mills – Bolting-mills – Saw-mills and sawing boards by hand …. p34

Chapter V

First Meeting-house – Bells – Mr. Russell, the first Minister- Salaries of Ministers – Hadley Church …… p42

Chapter VI

The Grammar School or Hopkins School – Schools of New England – Grammar Schools -Free Schools – Instruction of Females – Schools and Scholars in Hadley – School Houses – School-masters – School Books . . p48

Chapter VII

Ordinary-keepers or Inn-keepers – Retailers of wine and liquors – Selling liquors to Indians – Trial of Dr. Westcarr – Drinks in the 17th century – Distilling – Aqua vitae – Intemperance in New England … p62

Chapter VIII

Town Meetings – Townsmen’s Accounts – Freemen -Town Officers – Pound – Town By-laws – Occupations of the people – Petitions of Hadley, in 1665, 1669 and 1670 ……… p68

Chapter IX

Separation of Hatfield from Hadley – Proceedings of Hatfield … p78

Chapter X

County of Hampshire – Towns and Churches before 1700 – Courts in Hampshire – Town marks – Hadley cases in Courts – Presentments for wearing silks – Expenses of Courts – Transportation – Sleds – Prices of grain – Contributions for Harvard College …… p85

Chapter XI.

Lands in New England before it was settled by the English – Indian Burnings – Bushes – Burnings by the English – Wood and Timber – Firewood – Building Timber – Rift Timber – Clapboards – Saw-logs – Pasturing domestic animals in the woods ……. p96

Chapter XII

Good land of little value to Indians- Purchases by Penn and Pynchon – Purchases of the Indians in Norwottuck Valley – Remarks on the Indian Deeds – How Hatfield was purchased – How much Hadley paid for land – The name Norwottuck …….. p104

Chapter XIII

Indians near Connecticut River – The Norwottucks and their Forts – The Mohawks and their cruelty and cannibalism – The Mohawks in Hampshire County – Talks at Albany – Presents to the Mohawks – Entertainment of Indians – Wampum, or the money of the Indians … p114

Chapter XTV

The Indian War of 1675 and 1676 – Erroneous notions about Philip – Importance of the Nipmucks – Destruction of Brookfield – Mr. Stoddard’s account of the attempt to disarm the Norwottucks, and of their escape – Fight above Hatfield – Deerfield burnt – Men slain at Northfield – Capt. Beers and his party cut off at Northfield – Northfield deserted – Attack upon Hadley repelled by the aid of Gen. Goffe – Capt. Lathrop and his company slain at Bloody Brook – Deerfield abandoned – Burning of Springfield – Attack on Hatfield …p127

Chapter XV

Indian War of 1675 and 1676 – chiefly 1676 – Fortifications – Indians in the winter – War with the Narragansets – Destruction of Lancaster – Mrs. Rowlandson taken – Troops march to Miller’s River and thence to Hadley – Northampton assaulted – Ambuscade near Longmeadow – Three men slain at Hockanum – Scheme to bring the five Hampshire towns into two – The Falls fight above Deerfield – Attack on Hatfield – Major Talcott arrives from Norwich and Quabaug – Hadley assaulted – Expedition of Major Talcott and Capt. Henchman up the river – Indians flee to the Housatonnuc and are defeated by Major Talcott -War supposed to be at an end – Persons killed and captured at Hatfield and Deerfield in 1677- Recovery of the captives …….. p151

Chapter XVI

Fears on account of the attack upon Hatfield – Hadley fortifications – Number of persons slain in Hampshire – Buildings burnt – Benevolence – Cost of the war – Headquarters at Mr. Russell’s -War taxes in Hampshire – Colony expenses in Hampshire – Soldier’s wages – Flint locks and match locks – Praying Indians -Noises in the air – Garrison at Quabaug – Posts – Hadley Mill, the parley, etc. – Surgeon – Ferrymen and others – Scenes in Hadley ……… p179

Chapter XVII

Bounds of Hadley and additions – Grant of 1673 – Grant of 1683 – Land at the Falls – Grant of 1727 – Survey of 1739 – Controversy with Hatfield, 1707-1733 – New Houselots -Addition to old Houselots – New Street and lots – Grants of land – Skirts of Forty Acres and Hockanum – Fort River Pastures – Hadley Swamps ……. 185

Chapter XVIII

Coined Money – Taxation in 17th century- Hampshire County rates – War rates and charges in Hampshire -Money rates -How rates were paid – Grain for taxes – Hadley rates, 1682 and 1687- Changes in Hadley …. p195

Chapter XIX

Generals Whalley and Goffe -Hutchinson’s Account – President Stiles’ History -The Russell house and the Judges’ chamber …. p206

Chapter XX

The Militia and their postures and arms – Hadley militia – Hampshire Troop – Change in fire-arms – New Militia Law -New Military book – Bayonets – Colors – Calling the roll – Watches -Alarms . . . . p215

Chapter XXI

Witchcraft in Europe – In New England – In Hampshire County – Mary and Hugh Parsons of Springfield – Mary Parsons of Northampton – Death of John Stebbins of Northampton – Case of Mary Webster of Hadley -The witch mania of 1692 – Various notices relating to Witchcraft . . p224

Chapter XXII

The Poor of Hadley – Story of Rebekah Crow – Marriages and Weddings -Funerals and Mourning – Hadley Graveyard -Titles – Names – Old Style and New Style …p233

Chapter XXIII

The second Indian War, 1688 to 1698 – Six persons killed at Northfield – Presents to the Maquas – Destruction of Schenectady -Troubles with Albany Indians – Persons killed at Deerfield and Brookfield – Murder of Richard Church of Hadley, and trial and execution of two Indians – Attack in Hatfield meadows – Expenses of the war – Pay of soldiers – The war in Hampshire – Hampshire soldiers – Taxes – Palisades – Contributions ……….. p248

Chapter XXIV

Execution of Sarah Smith and Negro Jack – Sickness of 1689 – Change of Government – New Charter, 1692 – Connecticut and Hampshire County – Third Indian War began in 1703 – Destruction of Deerfield and Pascommuck, and other events in 1704 – Snowshoes – The war from 1705 to 1713 – Expenses – Taxes – Pay and food of soldiers – Captives – Scalps – Dogs – Dutch at Albany – Mohawks …… p261

Chapter XXV

Common lands – Division of Hadley lands now in Amherst – Division of Hadley lands now in South Hadley and Granby – The Crank – Highways and paths – Division of the Inner Commons in Hadley – Summary of Grants and Distributions – Hockanum – Peter Domo . . . p273

Chapter XXVI

Equivalent Land – New Towns – Land Speculation – Tar and Turpentine – Candlewood – Scarcity of Timber – Floating timber down the Connecticut – Logs on the meadows – Rafts of boards – Carting by the Falls – Hadley Landings – Island between Northampton and Hadley . . p281

Chapter XXVII

Paper Money, or Colony bills and Province bills – End of Province bills, 1750 – Old Tenor – The shad and salmon fishery at Hadley and South Hadley – Lampreys – Gatherings at the Falls ……p301

Chapter XXVIII

Second Meeting-house in Hadley- Sounding-board – Square glass – Seats and pews – Seating – Spire – Clock – Weather-cock – Bells – Horse-blocks – Stoves – Plan of the lower floor …….p310

Chapter XXIX

The second, third and fourth Ministers of Hadley- Ordinations – Inscriptions on the Gravestones of four Ministers – Texts and Sermons – The Lord’s Supper – Baptisms – Lectures – Whitfield – Minister’s wood …p318

CHAPTER XXX

Fourth Indian War, 1722-1726 – Expedition to the West Indies – Fifth War, 1744-1749 – Sixth War, 1754-1763 – Smallpox – Road to Albany – French Neutrals – Pirates …….. p331

CHAPTER XXXI

Noxious Beasts and Birds – Wolves – Wildcats – Bears – Catamounts, Crows and Blackbirds – Woodchucks – Furred Animals and the Fur Trade – Beavers – Raccoons – Muskrats – Deer and Deer Hunting – Venison – Deerskin Garments – Wild Turkeys – Pigeons – Rattlesnakes . . p344

Chapter XXXII

Husbandry – Wheat, Peas, Rye, Meslin, Barley, Oats, Beans, Buckwheat, Indian Corn, Potatoes, Turnips, Pumpkins, Flax, Hemp, Broom Corn, and Brooms – Hay Grasses, native and foreign – Cider and Apples – Apple Molasses – Beer – Gardens ……. 3p53

Chapter XXXIII

Domestic Animals, etc. – Horses, Oxen – Fat Cattle – Butchers – Cows – Swine – Pork and Bacon – Puddings and Sausages – Sheep and Wool and trade to Newport – Domestic Fowls – Geese – Bees and Honey – Tobacco – Butter and Cheese – Flaxseed and Oil – Berries – Nuts – -Maple Sugar – Soap – Lights – Timepieces – Blue Dyeing – Cotton – Rags -Sleighs- Carriages – Wagon to and from Boston – Time of Planting, Harvesting, etc. – Statistics of four Towns, 1771 …… p367

Chapter XXXIV

South Hadley -First Settlement – First Meeting-bouse and Minister – Mr. Rawson forcibly ejected from the pulpit – Mr. Woodbridge settled – Contest about the second Meeting-house; one end cut down – The Parish divided – The First Parish – The Common – Schools – The Poor – Innkeepers and Retailers – The Revolutionary War – The Canal and Visitors – The Second Parish and Granby – Various matters . . .p387

Chapter XXXV

The Third Precinct, or East Hadley – First Meeting-house and Minister – Church Members – Minister’s Wood – Deacons – Second Minister – East Parish – District of Amherst – Representatives and Justices – Plan to divide Amherst – The Revolution – Tories – Taxes – Minute-men – Delegates and Representatives – Schools -The Poor – Innkeepers, etc. – Highways – Flat Hills – Physicians -Planters and householders – Insurrection – School dames . ….p404

Chapter XXXVI

Hadley Broad Street – Wearing of the banks by the river – New North Lane – Injury to Hadley by the river – Floods – Middle Street – Sidewalks – Shade Trees – Inhabitants in 1770 – North Hadley – Trees of Hadley -Mount Holyoke – Logs and Boards – Fences Clearing Land . . p419

families:

Abbee, Adams, Alexander, Allen, Allis, Allison, Almy, Alvord, Amsden, Andrews, Arms,  Arnold, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Atwater, Atwell, Atwood, Austin, Ayers, Bacon, Bagg, Baker, Baldwin, Ball, Ballard, Bancroft, Barber, Bardwell, Barker, Barnard, Barns, Barrett, Barron, Barrow, Barlett, Bascom, Bass, Bates, Beaman, Belding, Bell, Benney, Bent, Billings, Bissell, Blake, Bliss, Bodman, Boltwood, Bonney, Brewer Bridgman, Brooks, Brown, Browne, Buell, Burk, Burr, Burt, Bush, Butler, Caddett, Carrier, Catlin, Chamberlain, Chapin, Chauncy, Church, Clapp, Clark, Clary, Cole, Coleman, Colt, Colton, Cook – Cooke, Cooley, Cowles, Craft, Crow, Crowfoot, Cutler, Dale, Dana, Days, Dean, Dickison, Dunakin, Dwight, Eastman, Edson, Edwards, Evens, Fairfield, Fellows, Ferry, Field, Foote, Fox, Frary, French, Gardner, Gaylor, Gillett, Golding, Goodale, Goodwell, Goodman, Goodrich, Graves, Green, Gunn, Hale, Hamilton, Hasting, Hawkes, Hawley, Henderson, Hibbard, Hilliard, Hinsdale, Hitchcock, Hodge, Hopkins, Hovey, Hoyt, Hubbard, Hunt, Ingersol, Ingram, James, Johnson, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, King, Kneeland, Lewis, Loomis, Lyman, Marsh, Mattoon, Montague, Moody, Morton, Murray, Nash, Newton, Noble, Northam, Parker, Parsons, Patridge, Petty, Phelps, Pierce, Pomeroy, Porter, Preston, Price, Prior, Pynchon, Reynold, Rice, Rider, Rood, Root, Rugg, Russell, Scott, Selden, Seymour, Sheldon, Smead, Smith, Stantley, Stebbins, Stevens, Stillman, Stockbridge, Stockwell, Stodddard, Strong, Taylor, Thompson, Vinton, Wade, Waite, Walker, Wallis, Ward, Warner, Warriner, Wells, White, Williams, Wood, Woodbridge, Wright, Wyatt,

 

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The captivity and deliverance of Mr. John Williams, pastor of the church in Deerfield, and Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, of Lancaster – ebook – PDF

The captivity and deliverance of Mr. John Williams, pastor of the church in Deerfield, and Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, of Lancaster : who were taken, together with their families and neighbors, by the French and Indians, and carried into Canada,  Williams, John, Brookfield [Mass.] : Printed by Hori Brown, from the press of E. Merriam & Co., 1811, 126 pages.

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The Eleventh and Least Effective Biblical Plague…

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