July 2, 1639, Nicholas Davison, as agent for Cradock, conveyed to Thomas Mayhew all Cradock's moietey of the watermill at Watertown and his six shares of the wear which was mortgaged by Mayhew to Cradock.
The mill at Watertown was probably built in 1634, at the joint expense of Cradock and Edward How, they each owning one-half.
Mayhew bought How's half, and later the half owned by Cradock.
The mill race or canal was probably the oldest artificial canal in this part the country.
February 1, 1633, Mr. Cradock's house at Marblehead was burnt down about midnight before, there being then in it Mr. Allerton, and many fishermen, whom he employed that season.
To this little fishing colony I feel specially indebted, as by the presence of Allerton, of Mayflower fame, his daughter became acquainted with a Dorset man of the colony, one Moses Maverick, and by their marriage a daughter was born, who married; and then, generation by generation, a descent is produced which has furnished a