from Huntington Town Records
Thomas Scudder, Jr. vs. Edward Higbee
October 17, 1660
Thomas Skodar plainive against Eadward higbe defendant in an ackcion of defamasion to the damag of a hundred pound the plaintive declaimeth that Eadward higbe hase charged hem that he and his wife are both in fere of thur lifes of the plantife. the defendant ownes the charg.
the 17 of ocktto. I660.
thomas skodar plaintive against Eadward higbe defendant in an ackcion of slandar to damag of twenti pound the plaintive declameth that the defendant charged hem with the houlding of hem by the throt hallf an oure, the deposition of good Laten he deposeth that good higbe sed that thomas skoddar tok hem by the throt and helld hem hallf an ouar or thar about and all most throtelled hem.
for the first ackion of the cost Thomas skodars Eadward higbe is to give publick satisfackcion or pay the Skoddar five poundes with the cost and charg of the cort.
for the second the cort finds for the plat that the defendant
shall give publock satisfact or pay 20 shilling and all so to pay 10 shilling for his ly with the cost and charge of the cort
[*This was Thomas Scudder, Jr., son of Thomas Scudder, Sr., who is believed to have been a son of Dr. Henry Scudder, who presided at a Convention of clergymen appointed by order of the King, at Westminster Abbey, England, in 1643. Thomas Sr., came from Groton, England, in 1636. His wife's name was Elizabeth; and he settled at Salem, Mass. in 1642, and died there in 1657, leaving children, John, Thomas, Henry and Elizabeth. John, Thomas and Henry came to Huntington via. Southold about 1653 to 6. Thomas was a farmer and tanner. He settled near the head of Huntington Harbor and died in 1690. His homestead has remained in his descendants to the present time and is now owned by Geo. W. Scudder and John R. Scudder.—C. R. S.]