. The order to give bond for all three towns was probably based on Bradford's warrant
of 6 July, which gave as a reason for Essane's apprehension that “the said Child when
Born May be Chargeable to the said Mother, or to the Towns of Plymouth, Duxborough
or Marshfield.” SF
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.