Court passed and enacted on the thirtieth day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred & seventy nine the Estate of the Persons therein mentioned for the Reasons in the same Act set forth are declared to be forfeited & ordered to be confiscated to the use of the Government
, And Whereas by another Act of the same Court passed in the same Year the Estates of all Persons guilty of the Crimes therein mentioned & described are made confiscable in manner as by the same Act is provided.
And by another Act passed in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty one empowering us James Prescott Joseph Hosmer
and Samuel Thatcher Esqrs
to make sale of certain Estates situate in the County of Middlesex
aforesaid confiscated as aforesaid to the Use of the Government
And there being a due & legal Confiscation of the Estate of Joseph Thompson Merchant situate in Medford
in the County
aforesaid;’ then follows the description of the land as in an ordinary deed.
In this way 6 acres of salt marsh bordering on Medford river were sold at public vendue to Ebenezer Hall, Jr., for £ 70; a dwelling house and yard bounded south on the great road to Thomas Patten
for £ 295; 1 1/2 rods of land (part of the dower estate of his mother) with 3-16 of the dwelling house 1/4 of an acre of mowing land, 20 rods of plow land to Samuel Kidder
for £ 24-15; a pew in the meeting-house to Susanna Brooks
, widow, for £ 10; 8 acres of land bounded south on the great road and west on Proprietor's Way, and situated near the Hay Market
to Jonathan Foster
for £ 252-10; and about 10 poles of land with a joiner's shop thereon bounded north on the road to Malden
to Ebenezer Hall for £ 40-5; making a total of £ 692-5.
The Committee of Correspondence of Medford
rendered two accounts into the Probate Office
of their care of the estates in their charge.
In the account filed May 3, 1779, Thompson's house, shop, 8 acres of upland and his pew in the church; Clewly's pasture and mowing