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Indenture between His Grace John, Duke of Argyll & Greenwich, Master-General of HM Ordance, and John Easson, Carpenter

Providing supplies to Easson "for his use in his Passage & at Annapolis Royal: "Flock Bedd and Bolster, Blankett, Sheets and Coverlett."

Date: 28 May 1734

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/1


"Mr. Woodbury's General Account"

Statement of account, "The Garrison at Canso for provisions sent to Victual 144 men there, according to Contract."

Date: 25 October 1734 to 1 October 1737

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/2


Letter, W. Bogdani, Tower of London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 21 January 1743

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/2

Transcript available


"Mr. John Easson's Account Current with William Bogdani"

Recording pay to Easson at rate of £13-16 every three months and "agency" charge by Bogdani at £6-10 per quarter.

Date: 18 April 1746 to 30 May 1748

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/3


"A Plan of the Piece of Meadow"

"...being the Westerly Corner of Ronsetforshoe Middow [Meadow] taken June 23rd, 1747 by C.M."

Date: 23 June 1747

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/285


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Discussing Easson's account with William Bogdani, his pay, and business with Box & Austin.

Date: 29 August 1749

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/4

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Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 29 August 1749

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/3


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 22 September 1749

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/4


Letter, Joshua Peirce, Portsmouth, to John Easson

Regarding mill stones to be shipped from Portsmouth to Boston by Captain George Janvering [Janverin], care of John West, for shipment to Annapolis; and bill for £172-14-0.

Date: 9 October 1749

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/5

Transcript available


Account, John Easson with the Estate of Joshua Peirce, Esq.

For mill stone, mill work, freight to Boston, etc., total of £188-18-10, against which £45 was raised by selling a load of hay at £5 a ton at Teboge [probably Chebogue]. Peirce died before the account could be settled and his executor, Nathaniel Peirce, finally signed off 16 August 1756, witnessed in October 1756 by John Wentworth, Province of New Hampshire.

Date: October 1749

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/6


Miscellaneous List of Three Names

Unidentified and undated [very early] scrap of paper containing names Lieut. Dodd, Commander of the Diligent, Mr. Harris, Purser of the Albany, and Mr. Sugar, Purser of the Vulture.

Date: n.d.

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 B/1


Miscellaneous Account

Listing goods purchased (mostly foodstuffs) and some payments; many names, including Abraham Wheelock, William Winniett, Edward Calnek, etc.

Date: N.d.

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 B/2.2


Letter to "Doctor John Wright"

Combined letter and account for goods, including a charge of £3-3-9 for "Sole Leather".

Date: 1751

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/7


"Articles in account Sent by Messrs. Dyson & Co. which Differ from mine"

Explanations and details of various charges; mention of a sloop upsetting at Chignectou [Chignecto], various individuals such as Sylvanus Cobb and Captain St. Loe; and insurance on the sloop Wren. Document may have been prepared by Joshua Mauger. [piece missing]

Date: 1751

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/8


Account, John Easson with Samuel Austin, Boston

Debits include other names such as Phillip Barto and Richard Blanch; credits are mostly for furs - beaver, otter, fisher, martin, fox, mink, and muskrat.

Date: 12 April 1751

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/9


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