uld seem by these facts that the house was of wood.
Its name, Dixe's house, might refer to a house built by Anthony Dixe, or Dicks, carpenter, who is mentioned as an inhabitant of Charlestown in 1641.
Josiah Dawston, or Duston, was in Reading in 1647, where he died January 16, 1671-2.
His widow, a woman of eighty in 1692, was arrested that year for witchcraft, as was her daughter, Mary Colson.
The former was accused of witchcraft practised in Malden, but the jury found her not guilty.
Robmas Jordan, the widow of Matthew Cradock, after a few years of conventional mourning, espoused, before February 12, 1644-5, perhaps for a social position, Richard Glover, gent.
Their wedded life was not a lengthy one; he died before the spring of 1647.
After a suitable period of five years, in 1652, she was wedded to a third husband, Rev. Benjamin Whichcote, D. D., not only a learned and pious man but of a good old Lincolnshire family.
It is said of him It pleased God to bless him, as with a