Source:Lechford, Thomas. Note-Book Kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq

Source Note-book kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq.,
lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638 to July 29, 1641
Author Lechford, Thomas
Trumbull, James Hammond
Place Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Year range 1638 - 1641
Surname Cole, Doughty, Lechford
Subject Deed/Land records, Legal/Court records, Will/Probate records
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Type Book
Publisher John Wilson and Son
Date issued 1885
Place issued Cambridge [Massachusetts]
Lechford, Thomas, and James Hammond Trumbull. Note-book kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq.,: lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638 to July 29, 1641. (Cambridge [Massachusetts]: John Wilson and Son, 1885).
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Thomas Lechford, an English solicitor by training, was the first practicing lawyer in America and the first lawyer to have been disbarred in America as well. His stay in America was brief, from 27 Jun 1638 to 3 Aug 1641, during which time he kept detailed records of his activities in his "Note-Book".

This book contains those records, edited by Edward Everett Hale, Jr., from the original manuscript, with the use of notes and material prepared by J. Hammond Trumbull and others of the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Massachusetts). Also included is "A sketch of the life of Thomas Lechford. By J. Hammond Trumbull": p. vii-xxviii.

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