Title: New England Historical & Genealogical Register
Page: 148:327, 153:414
Title: The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, 1995
Note: Duxbury 1643, removed to Plymouth 1650, freeman 7 June 1653. On 27 March 1660 Stephen Bryant of Plymouth sold to John Barnes for a valuable sum his quarter part or share in purchase land at Dartmouth which came to him from his father-in-law John Shaw, Sr. [MD 14:143-144, citing PCLR 2:2:33] On the same day Bryant sold to Barnes for a valuable sum his share as a townsman of Plymouth in the land at Punckatesett [MD 14:144-45]
On 2 March 1657 Thomas Savory of Plymouth and Stephen Bryant Sr. of Plymouth agreed that Bryant would "take his son Benjamine Savory" as a servant until age twenty-one "he being thirteen years old this present month" [MD 12:133]
On 30 January 1663/4 John Shaw Sr. of Plymouth deeded to "my son-in-law Stephen Bryant of Plymouth ... all that my whole share of land allotted unto me near unto Namassaket ... also ... another portion of land called by the name of Rehoboth ... formerly granted unto me lying upon the south side of the Smelt River ... be it forty acres more or less." To "my son James Shaw the one half of my purchase land at Cushena , and the one fourth part of my said lot at Cushena I give unto my son Jonathan Shaw, and the other one fourth part of my said Purchase lands to my son-in-law Stephen Bryant ... also my purpose and will is that my daughter Abigaill Bryant after my decease shall have my bed and all the furniture thereunto belonging, as also my chest with whatsoever else doth any way appertain to me."[MD10:35]
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