Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: COMMISSIONERS FOR SMALL CAUSES
COMMISSIONERS FOR SMALL CAUSES
Before that year closed, Moses Coxe and Alexander Denham were engaged for the next year as keepers of the dry cattle in the pasturage "about the Great Pond."
It was ordered that no cattle but milch cows and working oxen should be put upon any part of the cow common on the north side of Taylor's river, and that no inhabitant on the north side should keep any cattle on the commons on the south side, on any pretext whatsoever.
The town had previously ordered, as already related, that the Great Ox-Common should be enclosed with a sufficient fence. The question was now raised (May 12, 1666), What should be considered a sufficient fence? and it was determined that the main river and the branch called John Brown's river should be accounted a sufficient fence about the common from the mouth of the river, and so westward up to the branch just named; thence up this branch on the north and northeast side of the common to the fence that goes over the beach near the Great pond--now called Beach pond--on the north side of the Great Boar's Head.