The first mention of his name upon the records of Plymouth County was in that year (1636), when he was granted five acres of land at Powder Point, with permission from the court to settle thereon. In the next two years and also in 1666, he received additional grants of land about Duxbury, amounting in all to about two hundred acres.
Winsor styles him "one of the most respectable yeomanry of the colony."
In 1643 his name
appears in a list of those able to bear arms. In 1646 he was constable. Of this office Winsor says: "This was an office of high trust and responsibility and none were elected to it but men of good standing."
Later he was a "Surveyor of Highways" and a grand-jury man.
He was either a private or a non-commissioned officer in Capt. Miles Standish's Company.
He was one of the original purchasers of Middleborough.
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