1715Joseph Parsons was appointed schoolmaster.Government and Public Service, Education

Selectmen’s Meeting, April 14, 1715. Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1699-1721. 1721, p. 104.
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Selectmen's Meeting, April 14, 1715. Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1699-1721. 1721, p. 104.

Joseph Parsons was “to keep a school for reading writeing and cyfering.” He was the schoolmaster for six years. (Selectmen’s Records, 104)

Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1699-1721. 1721, https://archive.org/details/001SelectmensRecords16991721001/mode/2up Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog
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