1701Samuel English, the grandson of Masconomet, deeded the land now known as Gloucester, including Sandy Bay, to the town.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Land Ownership, Indigenous People's History

Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds, Native American deeds, Gloucester Original Deed, https://salemdeeds.com/NAD/nativeamericandeedsImage.aspx?q=GloucesterOriginalDeed&t=gloucester
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Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, pg. 34.

The town recognized Samuel English as a legal heir to Masconomet and paid him £7 for the land, which was estimated at 10,000 acres. By February, the money had still not been raised through taxes, so the town voted to sell common lands.

Town of Gloucester Record of Deeds, 1699-1872, Vol. 2. Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762. https://archive.org/details/GLOOriginalRecords16941762Images/mode/2up Malpica, Kristine. “Uncommon Ground: Pawtucket-Pennacook Strategic Land Exchange in Native Spaces and Colonized Places of Essex County and Massachusetts Bay in the Seventeenth Century.” ScholarWorks at UMass Boston, n.d. https://scholarworks.umb.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1687&context=masters_theses Perley, Sydney. The Indian Land Titles of Essex County, Massachusetts. Essex Book and Print Club, 1912, https://archive.org/details/indianlandtitles00perl/page/n10/mode/1up
Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, pg. 34.
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