Guide to the Rhode Island Leased Oyster Bed Grounds Indenture records (PDF Document, 721.55 KB)
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Guide to the Rhode Island Leased Oyster Bed Grounds Indenture records
1844 - 1854
The Rhode Island Leased Oyster Bed Grounds Indenture (agreements) records consist of signed agreements with accompanying plot maps depicting leased oyster bed grounds primarily in the Providence River near Field's Point. References also made to beds near Starve Goat Island, Fuller's Lower Rocks, and Crook Dolphin. Issued by the Commissioners of Rhode Island Shell Fisheries during the period 1844 - 1854, these lots of approximately one acre in size were granted to individuals for a term of ten (10) years at a perannum cost of $10.00.
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