DescriptionJosiah Winslow Land Deed Signed "Josiah S. Winslow gov" as governor of Plymouth Colony, with three lines in his hand. Also signed by Governor Winslow's daughter, Elizabeth Winslow. One page, 11.25" x 15", May 25, 1680, n.p. The day and month have been left blank. This deed of land from father (William Tubs Sr.) to son (William Tubs Jr.) begins, "To all people to whom these presents may come, William Tubs Senior of Duxburrow in the Collony of New Plimouth in New England in America: planter sendeth greeting. . . . I Acknowledged myself to be fully contented payed & sattysfied." Some of the acreage was " situated within the township of Duxburrow aforesaid and is bounded eastward with Namahasissit River." The three lines at the end of the document written by Winslow read, "William Tubs Sen. above appeared before mee/ May 25 1680 and acknowledged this instrument/ to bee his Free and voluntary act and deed. Before."
Josiah Winslow (1628-1680), the son of Governor Edward Winslow, served as the Plymouth Colony governor from 1673 through 1680--the first governor born in the colony. During his governorship, the colony was embroiled in the devastating King Philip's War, which ended four years before this document was signed. Elizabeth Winslow (1664-1735 ), fifteen years old at the time she signed this deed, married Stephen Burton five years later. The document is matted and framed to an overall size of 17" x 22"; it has not been examined outside of the frame. Age-toned and brittle. Irregular right margin with loss of a few words of text. Paper loss also in bottom left and right corners, though with no loss of text. Good.
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