1754 March 16 (Saturday). John Dunlop here (after his Journey to Brookfield) tells me the New Coiners are Two sons of the late Mr. Thomas Newton formerly of this Town; and they made the Money at Hunting Hills beyond Deerfield. Company are here every Day, and not a few — which is a great Interruption to me. Mr. Daniel Forbush here about making Satisfaction to Reverend Mr. Barret.
Thomas Newton, Jr., had moved to Sunderland in 1742; he was in Deerfield in 1756. The editor has not determined the identity of the other Newton counterfeiter. Ermina N. Leonard, Newton Genealogy (DePere, Wisconsin, 1915), pp. 74-75-
The plantation called Huntstown became the town of Ashfield in 1765.