Category Archives: Property

The Hardy Family

“Thomas Hardy . . . was one of the first twelve who planted the settlement of old Ipswich on the Essex shore of New England. He was born in England, and was brother of John Hardy, the only other early … Continue reading

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Tristram Coffin House – A Refuge

Photo courtesty Ohio Historical Society This home, in Newbury, Massachusetts, was built by Tristram Coffin Jr. in 1650. Joshua Coffin concealed fugitive slaves escaping to Canada on the Underground Railroad here. The Tristram Coffin House is the oldest structure in … Continue reading

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Turf and Twig Ceremony

Turf and Twig, otherwise known as “Livery of Seisin”, is a ceremony performed in medieval England that effected the transfer of land from one party to another. This practice was brought to the American Colonies and continued until the late … Continue reading

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