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Re: Mayflower WALDO Document
Posted by: Cathy PORTER-Maynard (ID *****9734) Date: January 28, 2004 at 17:01:53
In Reply to: Mayflower WALDO Document by Craig Franklin of 710

I haven't yet had adequate time to research my
WALDO line; so, I truly enjoyed reading this old document ....!


Peace & blessings,



Craig Franklin wrote:

Original document in MAYFLOWER papers:

Cornelious and Samuel Waldo
A four page,8x14,handwritten ledger sheet from the Stillhouse,Boston,New England,1734.The Stillhouse
was owned by Cornelious and Samuel Waldo.The ledger is in Cornelious's hand.Cousins,the Waldo's
were prominent and wealthy businessmen in Colonial Boston.They owned and operated a Distillery of
rum,coupled with a "grog" house,where many political rallies were held.Samuel went on to own over
500,000 acres in Maine,plus land in many other states.Cornelious owned numerous plots of land as
well,providing funds to build the present day Worcester,MA.These four pages contain information of
shipping adventures to the West Indies,with payment in beaver hatts and rum.Also are other
transactions of the distillery. Names appear to include John Dabney, Fairth Waldo, Jones, Elizabeth
Hubbard, Samuel Waldo, Daniel Bell, John Lee, John Tyng, John Leach. (Large document when viewed
at full size)


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