American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (orli) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled by English Puritans in 1629 and was first incorporated in 1631 as Saugus.
Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans by Abner Morse
John [Richards], m. Mary; and 2d, Jan. 25, 1732-3, Lydia Phillips, who survived to a very great age; r. Lynn and Boston.
i. Mary, b. Nov. 17, 1706.
ii. William, who m. Tabitha Williams.
iii. John, who m. 175- Elizabeth Alley.
iv. Richard, aged in 1754 above 14 years, m. Abigail Breed.
v. Sarah, b. July 16, 1717, (by 1st wife,) d. prior to 1754, s. p.
vi. Walter, (by 2d wife,) aged under 14 in 1754; m. Cox.
vii. Joseph, aged under 14 years in 1754; m. Martha Burrill.
English colonists from Salem were the first settlers in Lynn.