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The History of Miscellaneous Salem House Lots

Henry West Lot

Col. John Hathorne conveyed this lot to Henry West of Salem May 19, 1699.1 Mr. West died possessed of the lot in 1703, having devised it to his son Samuel West in his will, which, though well and strong, he made, “considering the many sudden deaths that are of late,” Feb. 3, 1700-1. The son Samuel built the house that subsequently occupied the site.

John Higginson Lot

Col. John Hathorne conveyed this lot to John Higginson, 3d, May 18, 1699.2 Mr. Higginson erected a house upon this lot, probably after 1700, and died possessed of it.

Nathaniel Hathorne Lot

This was a part of Colonel Hathorne’s field, and was conveyed by him, for ninety pounds, to his son Nathaniel Hathorne, a mariner, May 19, 1699.3 Mr. Hathorne conveyed the western part of the lot to Joseph Flint Sept. 28, 1702;4 and the middle section to Mr. Flint June 26, 1704.5 Mr. Hathorne removed to Gosport, Southton county, Great Britain, and died there before 1712. His widow, Sarah, married, secondly, Nathaniel Satell of Gosport, mariner, and she conveyed, as executrix, the remaining part of the lot to Capt. William Bowditch of Salem, mariner, Jan. 7, 1712.6

John Harvey Lot

Col. John Hathorne conveyed this lot to John Harvey of Salem, house carpenter, May 19, 1699.7 Oct. 5, 1708, Mr. Harvey conveyed the eastern half to John Cabot of Salem, shopkeeper,8 and the western half to John Ward of Salem, currier.9

Stephen Sewall Lot

Stephen Sewall Lot. Col. John Hathorne conveyed this lot to Stephen Sewall May 19, 1699.10 Mr. Sewall conveyed it to Henry West Feb. 25, 1701-2.11

Source: The Essex Antiquarian May 1899

Footnotes

  1. Essex Registry of Deeds, hook 13, leaf 166. 

  2. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 199. 

  3. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 15, leaf 2. 

  4. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 16, leaf 45. 

  5. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 15, leaf 233. 

  6. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 25, leaf 89. 

  7. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 1671. 

  8. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 19, leaf 221. 

  9. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 19, leaf 222. 

  10. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 263. 

  11. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 16, leaf 2. 

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