18th C. House Wrights, Jointers & Carpenters: Bristol County, MA, part 2

Bristol County Documents Part Two This fifth post of documents and deeds relating to Early American woodworking trades and craftsmen covers Part 2 of Bristol County, Massachusetts. Middlesex and Essex counties of Massachusetts were covered previously and Plymouth County will be next. As with Bristol part 1, most of these Bristol County documents are court records. […]

18th C. House Wrights, Jointers & Carpenters: Plymouth County, MA

Plymouth County Documents This post presents  documents and deeds relating to Early American woodworking trades and craftsmen and covers Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Bristol, Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts were covered previously. These documents cover nearly 100 years, from Queen Anne to King George the 2nd to President George Washington. Each of the documents provides a name, a profession, a place […]

18th C. House Wrights, Jointers & Carpenters

  Bristol County Documents This fourth installment of documents and deeds relating to Early American woodworking trades and craftsmen covers Part One of Bristol County, Massachusetts. Middlesex and Essex counties of Massachusetts were covered previously. It is interesting to note that most of these Bristol County documents are court records. The previous documents were primarily deeds, none-the-less, much of […]

18th C. House Wrights, Jointers & Carpenters

18th Century Records of House Wrights, Jointers and Carpenters Essex County Massachusetts, Part II This is the second part of Essex County documents and deeds relating to Early American woodworking trades and craftsmen. This installment was supposed to cover documents dating from 1770 through the end of the century, but a few earlier examples found their way […]

18th c. House Wrights, Jointers & Carpenters

18th Century Records of House Wrights, Jointers and Carpenters Essex County, Massachusetts The first article on 18th century documents involving named craftsmen with named professions covered examples from Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Essex County Massachusetts will be the next geographical area to consider.  Due to the number of documents from Essex County, this first part will cover […]

18th Century Records of House Wrights, Jointers, Carpenters

18th Century Records of House Wrights, Jointers, Carpenters Middlesex County, Massachusetts Eighteenth century woodworkers can be elusive. Fortunately we have surviving documents, tools and objects/structures to help identify some these individuals. This combined knowledge can help place these craftsmen in a place, at a time, with a specific trade. In particular, period records are very […]