Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: RING SWAMP
The "school-house acre which is 10 rds. wide on the road, running 16 rds. south, of uniform width," is named. Also, a "common ground behind ye meeting-house." This ground has, in modern times, been now and then claimed by the abutters. "Two acres for ye ram pasture," were situated opposite Mr. Isaac Emery's.
September 29, 1746, it was voted, "that the selectmen should meet at Ensign Leavitt's on the first Tuesday in November, to sell the ram pasture to the highest bidder." Thomas Rand bought it; and two years later, it was voted, to give him £5 old tenor on account of its falling short in measure.