Copy of a Deed to Joseph Howes, Probably from Edmond Hawes or John Thatcher
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This document is certainly old, and probably written within a few years of the date inscribed. It appears to be a copy of another document, as the signatures all seem to be written in the same hand. With this knowledge, it is impossible to determine who was the author of the document, but I suspect it was either Edmond Hawes or John Thacher. The paleography shows that this is certainly 17th century.
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|Date of Issue||1667-02-09||en_US|
|Description||This document is certainly old, and probably written within a few years of the date inscribed. It appears to be a copy of another document, as the signatures all seem to be written in the same hand. With this knowledge, it is impossible to determine who was the author of the document, but I suspect it was either Edmond Hawes or John Thacher. The paleography shows that this is certainly 17th century.||en_US|
|Digital Collection||Howes Documents from Memorial Library, Transcribed by Burton N. Derick, 25 Mar 2011. These were received as images from Dave Talbott on a CD at the DHS Directors’ meeting, 16 Mar 2011. A card enclosed with the CD reads as follows: April 28, 2003 Re: Four framed documents belonging to the Dennis Memorial Library Excerpt from the minutes of the November 13, 1933 Annual meeting of the Dennis Memorial Library Association: “Mr. J. Frank Howes presented the Library with four framed, ancient and valuable documents, an inheritance from his father, Mr. Jonathan Howes.” These documents have been in the possession of the library for seventy years. Christine Talbott, the library’s secretary, took them to Eldred’s Auction House in East Dennis to get an opinion from Bob Eldred as to their worth. According to Mr. Eldred, only one of the documents is original. Jeremiah Howes’ deed dated 1696 could be worth as much as $500 in a local sale with interested individuals. The other pieces, a deed for Joseph Howes with no date[ ] and a deed for Jeremiah Howes dated 1694, appear to be 19th century copies. The will of Cap Howes, originally written on June 4th, 1722 was copied by Samuel Howes on December 4th, 1722 and this document is most likely a 19th century copy of that copy. The transcriber disagees strongly with Mr. Eldred’s assessment of the vintage of the documents. All of the documents appear to be of the age given by the dates within them based on the paleography of the letters and the handwriting. Only the most skilled calligrapher could reproduce the handwriting and the letter formation as they appear in these documents. Individual comments will be made with the transcription of the documents themselves.||en_US|
|Subject||Boundaries of the lands of Joseph Howes of Nobcussett and Yarmouth||en_US|
|Title||Copy of a Deed to Joseph Howes, Probably from Edmond Hawes or John Thatcher||en_US|
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