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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 50 50 Browse Search
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all be from time to time heard and determined by meet persons, three or five, indifferently chosen by the prudential men of Cambridge and Shawshin. And these aforementioned propositions to be subscribed by all the present inhabitants of Shawshin, and by all such as hereafter shall have any allotments granted them there, and return hereof made to the inhabitants of Cambridge within ten days after the end of the first session of the next General Court. Given under our hands this 17th 12m. 1654, by us, Henry Dunster, Richard Champney, Edward Goffe, John Bridge. These propositions are accepted of and consented unto by us the present inhabitants of Shawshin; and we do humbly crave this honored Court to confirm and record the same. Your humble servants, Ralph Hill, Senr. William French John Sterne William Pattin George Farley Ralph Hill, Junr. John Croe James Parker Jonathan Danforth Henry Jeftes William Chamberlyn John Parker Robert Parker. Their request w
s. their petition for incorporation as a separate town. elaborate and vigorous protest by the Selectmen of Cambridge. after long delay, Newton is incorporated, under the administration of Governor Andros. ship-building in Cambridge. Unruly dogs. Wolf. Draining of a pond in the centre of the town. Stone wall between Cambridge and Watertown. Committee to inspect families, and to prevent improper practices. encroachment on fishing rights in Menotomy River. fish officers As early as 1654, some of the inhabitants upon the south side of the River commenced a movement, which resulted, seven years afterwards, in an order of the General Court, that all who resided more than four miles from the meeting-house should be freed from contributing towards the ministry on the north side the river, so long as the south side the river shall maintain an able ministry. Mass. Col. Rec., IV. (II.) 16. This was not wholly satisfactory, and a petition for more extensive privileges was present
hither again; which made him take a more particular leave than otherwise he would have done. Sixth day, Nov. 10, 1699. Mr. Danforth is entombed about 1/4 of an hour before 4 P. M. Very fair and pleasant day; much company. Bearers: on the right side, Lt-Governor, Mr. Russell, Sewall; left side, Mr. W. Winthrop, Mr. Cook, Col. Phillips. I helped lift the corpse into the tomb, carrying the feet. In the long and perilous conflict on behalf of chartered rights, Gookin and Danforth were supported by their brethren the Deputies from Cambridge, all good men and true. Deacon Edward Collins was Deputy from 1654 to 1670, without intermission; Edward Oakes, 1659, 1660, 1669-1681; Richard Jackson, 1661, 1662; Edward Winship, 1663, 1664, 1681-1686; Edward Jackson, 1665-1668, 1675, 1676; Joseph Cooke, 1671, 1676-1680; Thomas Prentice, 1672-1674; Samuel Champney, 1686, and again, after the Revolution, from 1689 to 1695, when he died in office. Their names should be in perpetual remembrance.
Court licensed others to sell intoxicating liquors by retail. Among the names of such retailers, in addition to those who have already been mentioned, the following appear during the first century:— John Stedman, 1653-1686. William Manning, 1654-1686. Edmund Angier, 1674-1686. Samuel Andrew, 1684-1691. William Andrew, 1701. Mrs. Seeth Andrew, 1702-1703. Zachariah Hicks, 1704-1717. Martha Remington, 1705-1712. Jonathan Remington, 1713-1735. Nathaniel Hancock, Jr., 170business. who resided on the westerly corner of Harvard and Holyoke streets, where the Holyoke House now stands. The following appeal to the County Court, without date, is in the handwriting of President Dunster, and is preserved in the files for 1654:— Honored Gentlemen, as far as it may stand with the wholesome orders and prudential laws of the country for the publick weal, I can very freely speak with and write in the behalf of sister Bradish, that shee might be encouraged and countenan
645. Nath. Sparhawk, 1642-1644, 1646, 1647. Edward Goffe, 1646, 1650. Edward Jackson, 1647-1654, 1656, 1665-1668, 1675, 1676. Daniel Gookin, 1649, 1651. Speaker in 1651. Edward Collins, 1654-1670. Thomas Danforth, 1657, 1658. Edward Oakes, 1659, 1667, 1669– 1681. Edward Winship, 1663, 1664, 1681– 1686. Joseph Cooke [2d], 1671, 1676-1680. Thomas Prentice, 16 72-1674 Thomas Hosmer, 1635. William Andrews, 1635, 1640. Richard Jackson, 1636, 1637, 1641, 1644, 1654, 1656. Edward Goffe, 1636, 1637, 1639, 1641, 1643, 1644, 1646-1655. Simon Crosby, 1636, 163hard Hildreth, 1645. Thomas Danforth, 1645-1669, 1671. John Cooper, 1646, 1648, 1650, 1652, 1654, 1656-1681, 1683, 1685-1690. Robert Holmes,* 1649, 1657, 1662. Roger Bancroft, 1649-1651. 683. John Hastings,* 1653. Thomas Oakes,* 1653. Samuel Hyde,* 1653. Thomas Prentice,* 1654. Gilbert Crackbone,* 1656, 1663. Philip Cooke.* 1655. Richard Parkes,* 1656. Edward S
was dau. of Thomas Marrett of Camb., d. 11 Ap. 1654. They left two children, Margaret, aged four yomas (1), of Camb., freeman 1652, of Chelmsford 1654, where his son Nathaniel was b. 22 Oct. 1664, aster to Humphrey, m. William Mitchelson, 26 Ap. 1654. Stephen, s. of John, bap. 25 July 1708. HenrButterice 14 Oct. 1653, and had Grace, b. about 1654; Mary, b. 4 and d. 27 Nov. 1657; _Nathaniel, ba George Barstow of Scituate, and d. here 11 Ap. 1654; John; Thomas; Hannah, d. unm. 9 Dec. 1668. Tes him physician; he returned to England before 1654, when his homestead (the house having been burnefore 1642. Simon Sackett of Springfield, about 1654, and John Sackett of Northampton, in 1660, werevis's Troop, in the expedition against Ninigret 1654; and was one of the Committee of the Militia fo May) 1685, a. 80; his w. Martha d. 20 Jan. 1673-4. 2. Peter, s. of William (1), was by trade a 2; rem. to Cambridge Village (now Newton) about 1654, and was ordained Ruling Elder of the Church th[10 more...]
16; George. b. 2 Oct. 1718; Rebecca, bap. 24 June 1721; Rebecca, bap, 22 Nov. 1724; Samuel, bap. 12 Mar. 1726-7. Abdy, Matthew, Boston, came in the Abigail, 1635, from London, was a fisherman; by w. Tabitha, dau. of Robert Reynolds of B., who d. 1661, had Mary, b. 24 May 1648, and Tabitha, 24 Nov. 1652; besides Matthew, named in the will of his grandfather R. He next m., 24 May 1662, Alice Cox, perhaps dau. of Moses of Hampton. Savage, Gen. Dict. 2. Matthew, s. of Matthew (1), b. about 1654, m. Deborah, dau. of Andrew Stevenson of Camb., and wid. of Robert Wilson of Sudbury. Widow Ruth Abdy, who d. 10 Dec. 1762, aged 93, was a subsequent wife of Matthew. He is supposed to have resided at the S. W. corner of Mt. Auburn and Holyoke streets, and to have died in 1730, leaving no posterity. For several years he was a fisherman; but in 1718 he was appointed College Sweeper and Bedmaker, an office in which his widow succeeded him. After his death, Father Abdy's Will, in doggerel rhy
w, George (Bearstow, Baistow, and Baisto, on Town and Probate Records), d. here 18 Mar. 1653-4. His w. Susanna, who was dau. of Thomas Marrett of Camb., d. 11 Ap. 1654. They left two children, Margaret, aged four years, and George aged two years, who were taken into the family of their grandfather, and were living in 1669. He wAug. 1641. His w. Susan m. in Woburn, James Tompson, 15 Feb. 1643-4, and d. 10 Feb. 1660-61. 2. Daniel, s. of Thomas (1), of Camb., freeman 1652, of Chelmsford 1654, where his son Nathaniel was b. 22 Oct. 1664, and d. 27 Oct. 1666; his w. Mary d. 5 Sept. 1666. He had also s. Samuel. Daniel the f. d. 28 Feb. 1671-2, leaving w. and acted on committees for the town, and d. 9 May 1682. His wid. m. Thomas Hall, 24 May 1683. Mary, perhaps sister to Humphrey, m. William Mitchelson, 26 Ap. 1654. Stephen, s. of John, bap. 25 July 1708. Henry, m. Hannah Gibbs Cooke, 3 June 1781. Bradstreet, Simon, was one of the original founders of Camb. He resided a
, and Hannah. Cheever, Daniel (otherwise written Cheevers, and Cheavers), by w. Esther, had Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1645-6, d. young; Lydia, b. 26 Nov. 1647; James, b. abt. 1649; Esther, b. abt. 1651, d. 21 Mar. 1654-5; Daniel, b. 1 Jan. 1652-3, d. 1654; Daniel, b. 12 Dec. 1654, d. 4 Jan. 1659-60; Mary, b. 6 Oct. 1656, m. William Taylor 28 Nov. 1683; John, b. 24 July 1659; Esther, b. 26 Dec. 1660, d. Feb. 1660-61; Israel, bap. 26 Jan. 1661-2; Anna and Elizabeth, twins, b. 28 May 1664, and d. 14 a as 1636, and during his sojourn here was one of the most prominent citizens. He was appointed Clerk of the Writs, with power to grant summons and attachments in all civil actions, Oct. 7, 1641; Representative or Deputy to the General Court from 1654 to 1670. He was Deacon of the church before the death of Rev. Thos. Shepard, who appointed him as one of the executors of his will, in 1649. His residence was on the easterly side of Holyoke Street, nearly opposite to where the printing Office n
ord, in 1658. Hastings, John, freeman 1643, res. a few years at Braintree, and rem. here about 1654. His first wife d. at Braintree, and he m. Ann, the wid. of John Meane of Camb. His chil., all first governor of that Colony in April 1639, and every second year afterwards, until his death in 1654. By two wives he had eight children, Robert, Hezekiah, John, Roger, Mary, Joseph, Ruth, and Mabeuly 1652; his 2d w. d. and he m. in Camb. Grace Butterice 14 Oct. 1653, and had Grace, b. about 1654; Mary, b. 4 and d. 27 Nov. 1657; _Nathaniel, bap. 6 Feb. 1658-9; Martha, bap. 9 Sept. 1660 his w.unt Auburn Street. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Sill, 28 Oct. 1652, and had Elizabeth, b. 28 Ap. 1654, m. John Needham 10 Oct. 1679, d. 4 Feb. 1690-91; Zechariah, b. 27 Sept. 1657; John, b. 10 Ap., dMay 1652, m. Hannah Stedman 20 Jan. 1673; Joshua, twin, b. 23 May 1652, d. young; Joshua b. 4 Ap. 1654, d. 21 Ap. 1656; Jonathan, b. 1 Ap. 1655; John, b. 6 Ap. 1656, m. Mary Kendrick 20 Jan. 1682; Abr
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