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The following article was written by Jennie F. Copeland for and published in the Mansfield 150th Anniversary Program for August 23-26, 1925. Jennie Copeland is the author of EVERY DAY BUT SUNDAY, The Romantic Age of New England Industry, a history of Mansfield.
The twenty-third of August, 1925, marks one hundred and fifty years since, by a General Act of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, Mansfield became incorporated as a town. Five years before, 1770, it had been, by an act of the General Court, incorporated as a separate district, and received its name in honor of William Murray, Earl of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.
This Provincial Congress, a body of men, headed by John Hancock, had stepped into office to replace the General Court which had met for the last time under British authority on Sept. 17, 1774. The Congress was considered by the British and Tories as act of treason, and all its enactments illegal. Consequently when Massachusetts had a constitution and duly organized legislature, it reaffirmed certain previous acts. Thus, on March 23, 1786, the following Act declared all places incorporated by the name of districts before the first day of January, 1777, to be towns, to every intent and purpose whatever.
We begin our history with the coming of the first white man, Captain Miles Standish, who with John Brown and others, came, June 19, 1640, to survey the land bought by a company of men from the Massachusetts Bay Colony three years before, a track of land called the to Titiquet Purchase, which contained about sixty-four square miles. The northern point of this rhomboid of land is on the Fisher property, not far from Willow Street, and is known on old deeds as to Cobbler’s Corner from the tradition that one of the Standish party cobbled his shoes here.
On June 6, 1668, is recorded another purchase which concerns us. This was known as the Taunton North Purchase to distinguish it from previous purchases. It included an irregular tract around the northern limits of the Titiquet Purchase and added to Taunton all of the present towns of Mansfield, Norton and Easton.
The first settlers came in 1685; Thomas Brintnell to the northeast corner, near the Foxboro line, and John Caswell to the east part. Were that a longer treatise each settler might well have at least a paragraph devoted to him. As it is we will mention especially, only three, Nicholas White, the local statesman, Thomas Skinner, the first schoolmaster, and Ephraim Leonard, the capitalist.
Nicholas White came into prominence when he, with George Leonard, (Norton) were made the agents of the Taunton North Purchase to petition Taunton to be set off as a separate town. Taunton was loath to grant the request. From November 27, 1707, until June, 1711, these two, as representatives of their district, persisted, by petitions to Taunton and to the General Court, until they won the struggle. Thus, Norton, which included Mansfield, in 1711 became a town.
Norton’s first act was to establish a church. Nicholas White was one of the leaders in this as in all town affairs. He was, indeed, the first deacon of the church, the first town treasurer, for eleven years one of the selectmen, and a representative to the General Court. It is worthy of note that the first representative that Mansfield, as a separate precinct, sent to the General Court was the son of Nicholas White.
Within a score of years after the separation from Taunton, the north precinct of Norton demanded a separation. Nicholas White is again in the foreground, heading a petition to General Court. The petition was granted. On August 31, 1731, this section became Norton North Precinct. Nicholas White was the moderator at the first precinct meeting. At that time the North Precinct contained thirty or thirty-five families.