Sunday, October 31, 2010

1733 Massachusetts Marriages on eBay

Once in awhile I receive an email from someone who has an item on eBay that is genealogical in nature.  They usually find me by doing a search for the surnames involved in the item.  Today, it was probably because I've posted about the Soule line in Plymouth, Dartmouth and Rhode Island.

Here is a screen shot of the item:


A transcription of the item above is provided below:


The transcription reads:

William SOULE of Tiverton and Jemina BAKER of Swanzey was solmely Joyned in marriage September ye 20 1733, etc...

Edward THURLO(W) and Hopestill LUTHER both of Swanzey November ye 19 1733...
Job ANTHONY and Hannah LUTHER, both of Swanzey nov 1733 etc...
John ANTHONY and Alydia LUTHER, both of Swanzey December 1733; ...
Constant EDDY and Mary WINSLOW, both of Swanzey Dec 1733; ...
Constant VIAL and Sarah WINCHESTER both of Barrington January 1733...
The persons above named was Joyned in marriage attest Joseph MASON, Justice of Peace.

I hope someone who wants this item searches for one or more of these names and find this post before the time runs out on this item.  The starting bid? $49.95.

There are many more old records like this on eBay.  Usually, the time period for buying is fairly short - only a week or two, and it's hard to stay on top of them.  I don't try, usually.  Do you?

3 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

I received a similar email, too, for the same item. I thought it was because they found my name in the Mayflower Quarterly or some other such publication. I never thought of all the other places on-line where I've posted about Soule.

Jen said...

Ebay lets you create an RSS feed from a saved search. It lets me keep an eye out for particular things.

Martin said...

Generally, the NEHGS buys such items and puts them into their manuscripts collections.