1704The Selectmen’s Records referred to the “Over Seers of the Poor.”Government and Public Service, City Departments, City Government

Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1699-1721, 1721, p. 25.
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Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1699-1721, 1721, p. 25.

At a Selectmen’s Meeting on February 19, 1704/5, Captain Joseph Allen was identified as one of the “over seears for the poore for this year 1704.” (Selectmen’s Records, p. 25)

Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1699-1721, 1721. https://archive.org/details/001SelectmensRecords16991721001/mode/2up
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