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l, and Cambridge Commons westerly; 20 acres ditto, north by Charlestown line, and common lands of Cambridge elsewhere surrounding, with all the buildings and fencing to the same appertaining; also 2 acres in Charlestown limits—the brook northerly, Cambridge line southerly; these sometime the possession of Colonel George Cooke, the father of said Mary. Sept. 27, 1670. (Midd. Registry, IV. 39.) John Rolfe was originally of Newbury, and married there Mary Scullard (daughter of Samuel), 4 Dec. 1656. Rolfe died suddenly at the house of his brother Benjamin Rolfe, at Newbury, 1 Oct. 1681, where he made a nuncupative will, and said he would, if he could write the next day, write his will, but in the meanwhile deceased before he could finish the same. 1681. Granted to Widow Rolfe to make a dam above the old mill-pond to keep water in, for to accommodate the mill with water. —Proprietors' Records. The old mill-pond was at the mill established by Colonel Cooke. The above may be th<