1684: Town deed procured
Inhabitants of Marblehead “procured” (for a pittance) a deed of their township from the heirs of Winnepoykin, who married Ahawayet, daughter of Poquamum of Nahant. Winepoykin was the third son of Nanepashemet, and was also known as “No Nose” George. This “procurement” was a hurry-up situation to avoid land issues caused by the British rescinding of the famous Massachusetts Bay Charter.
have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.