1707Commoners were able to receive a lot of six, eight, or ten acres.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Land Ownership, City Government

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Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, p. 73.

At a meeting on June 16, the town voted to form a committee of nine men to lay out lots to disperse to all free holders who were commoners and who were currently paying taxes to the town. The committee was also free to sell or rent small parcels of spare land to others living in the town, and the money earned by these transactions was to go into the town treasury for the town’s use.

Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762, 1762. http://archive.org/details/GLOOriginalRecords16941762Images. Town of Gloucester Commoners Book, 1707-1820. 1820, http://archive.org/details/gloucestercommonersbookno1images
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