Sketch of the Division of Land Plots to the Early Settlers of Hingham

Eames_plots.jpg

Title

Sketch of the Division of Land Plots to the Early Settlers of Hingham

Description

This item is a hand drawn sketch of various plots of land given to to the early settlers of Hingham, Mass. It shows the location of the plots, their owners, and when they received the land. The plots are all surrounding the Common, which contained Fort Hill and the Training Field. Three of the Common corners are labeled: Burr's Corner; Work House; and Jacob Cushing's. All of the plots were given between 1636 and 1638, with some of the more prevalent last names being Cushing, James, Thaxter, Sprague, Eames, Hull, and Leavitt. The sketch was created by George Lincoln in the 19th century.

Subject

Land subdivision
Almshouses
Military training
Forts & fortifications
Land use

Creator

Lincoln, George, 1822-1909

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Rights

No known copyright restrictions.

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

3.71 MB

Language

English

Type

Sketches

Spatial Coverage

Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1636-1638

Citation

Lincoln, George, 1822-1909, “Sketch of the Division of Land Plots to the Early Settlers of Hingham,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed August 17, 2022, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/246.