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Extracts From Journals of Joseph Thomson of Bellingham

Taken from Crimpville Comments, Issue #117,
published by The Bellingham Historical Society, Bellingham, MA.

Joseph6 Thomson (Joseph5 John4 John3 John2 David1) was born 10 Dec. 1733, in Bellingham, MA. He spelled his name THOMSON.

1.I worked for Elisha alden one day a making wall in october the 5 day ye 1770 comes to 0-18-0 old Ten1.

2. I workt for Elisha alden one day more in october the 6 day ye 1770 a making wall comes to 0-18-0 old Ten.

3. elisha alden workt for me one day in october the 29th day ye 1770 a diging stones comes to 0-18-0

4. Elisha alden had my harrah (harrow) to harrah his ry.

5. I had Joseph Rockwood's stears to cart a lod of wood in October in yr.1770.

6. In Dec. the 13 day Joseph Thompson and Joseph Rockwood reckoned and balanced all counts and there is 0-8-10 old ten pr due him in yr. 1770:

7. in decmber the 13 day Joseph Thompson & Joseph Rockwood Reckoned and balancd all a counts and there is 0-8-10 old ten. due to him in the year 1779.

8. Joseph Rockwood detter to me 0-5-3 old ten ye 1770 in may the first 3 pound of fish and a half

9. Joseph Rockwood detter to me 0-7-6 old ten. for won bushel of ears of corn in may the 4 day ye 1770 due to me Joseph Thomson.

10. Joseph Rockwood detter to me 0-5-6 old ten for won pound of butter in may ye 1770 the 15th.

11. Joseph Rockwood detter to me for won quarter of mutton 1770.

12. Joseph Rockwood detter to me for hanging a sithe2 0-5-0 old ten. in june ye 1770 for John3.

13. Joseph Rockwood detter to me 0-7-6 for won bushel of ears of corn in may the 4 day ye 1770 due to me Joseph Thomson.

14. Joseph Rockwood detter to me 0-5-6- old ten for won pound butter in may ye 1770 the 15 day.

15. Joseph Rockwood detter to me for hanging a sithe 0-5-6 old ten in june ye 1770 for John.

16. Joseph Rockwood detter to me 0-11-3 for one bushel of oats in may the 14 day ye yr 1779.

17. I had Joseph Rockwoods steres to cart wood comes to 0-2-3 old ten in january the 21 day ye yr 1770.

18. I had a bushel of inden (Indian) corn comes to 4-0-0 old ten in january the 23 day ye 1771 of elisha alden.

19. february the 12 day ye 1771 then I (not readable) 8 bushel and a half of oats for elisha alden comes to 0-4-0

20. Joseph ward detter to me 2-5-0 old tenor for 4 bushel of oats in may the 11 day ye 1771

21. February the 6 day ye 1771 then I had Joseph's Rockwoods stears won of them half a day to sled wood comes to 0-2-3- old ten.

These Journal records were submitted to the David Thomson Descendants e-mail group by descendant Alice Pallidini of Massachusetts. alicep@verizon.net

The documents are direct quotes and should not be taken and used as one's own work without identifying the source.

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