The selectmen of Weston in 1845 were Joseph Rowland, David Patchen, and Hanford Nichols. Mr. Nichols lived in the Lyons Plains area, Mr. Rowland lived near the center of town (he owned some of the land our schools now occupy) and Mr. Patchen was from the Newtown Turnpike/Godfrey Road area, so it would seem that diversified interests were represented.

The first town treasurer was William Noyes, the son of Reverend John Noyes, and the grandson of Reverend Samuel Sherwood. Perhaps they trusted him to balance the town budget since he and his forebears had lots of practice in making ends meet on a limited salary. William Noyes had earlier organized a local cottage industry in shirt-making. Mr. Noyes kept the books for this endeavor in pounds, shilling, and pence right up to mid-century, and it is possible he kept the town records in the same way.

The first town clerk was Matthew Buckley — the same man who started the Weston Boarding School (a.k.a. Jarvis Military Academy) at the corner of Route 53 and Norfield Road, that was later mismanaged by his son-in-law Andrew Jarvis. Andrew Jarvis was also a town clerk, but his reputation for honesty is in question. Matthew Buckley went on to become Weston’s representative in the state Legislature.