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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER I. (search)
CHAPTER I. AFTER the mouth of the Silaro,The ancient Silaris. is Leucania, and the temple of Argive Juno, founded by Jason. Near to this, within 50 stadia, is Posidonia.Pesti. Sailing thence, towards the high sea, is the island of Leucosia,It is now called Licosa, and sometimes Isola piana; several vestiges of buildings were discovered on the island in 1696. Antonin. della Lucan. p. ii. disc. 8. at a little distance from the main-land. It bears the name of one of the Sirens, who according to the mythology was cast up here, after having been precipitated with her companions into the deep. The promontoryCapo della Licosa. of the island projects opposite the Sirenussæ,Punta della Campanella. forming the bay of Posidonium.Golfo di Salerno. After having made this cape there is another contiguous bay, on which is built the city which the Phocæans called Hyela when they founded it, but others Ela from a certain fountain. People in the present day call it Elea. It is here that
it to Barbadoes, against the prevalent cruelty and inhumanity with which negro slaves were then treated in that island, and urged their gradual emancipation. His letter implies that some of his disciples were slaveholders. Yet it was not till 1727 that the yearly meeting of the whole society in London declared the importing of negroes from their native country and relations, by Friends, not a commendable or allowable practice. Nearly thirty years before, the yearly meeting in Philadelphia (1696) took a step in advance of this, admonishing their members to be careful not to encourage the bringing in of any more negroes, and that those who have negroes be careful of them, bring them to meeting, etc., etc. It thus appears that Quakers, like other Christians, were then not only slaveholders, but engaged in the Slave-Trade. In 1754, the American Quakers had advanced to the point of publicly recommending their societies to advise and deal with such as engage in the Slave-Trade. Again: s
Frost10 1/2 acres. 1694, May 17.Bought of J. Lynde8 3/4 acres. 1694, May 18.Bought of T. Crosswell3 acres. 1694, May 31.Bought of J. Phipps10 1/2 acres. 1694, Aug. 23.Bought of W. Dady2 acres. 1695, April 23.Bought of J. Newell10 1/2 acres. 1696, Nov. 3.Bought of John Melvin7 3/4 acres. 1696, Dec. 8.Bought of John Cary (Walnut Tree Hill)3 1/2 acres. 1697, April 15.Bought of Timothy Goodwinthree pieces. 1697, May 10.Bought of John Dexter9 acres. 1698, May 30.Bought of John Frothingham11696, Dec. 8.Bought of John Cary (Walnut Tree Hill)3 1/2 acres. 1697, April 15.Bought of Timothy Goodwinthree pieces. 1697, May 10.Bought of John Dexter9 acres. 1698, May 30.Bought of John Frothingham10 1/2 acres. 1698, Nov. 25.Bought of John Blaney7 acres.    Including the cow-commons, about835 acres. During this time, they sold as follows:-- 1680, Jan. 30.To S. Grove, in Malden20 acres. 1691, Feb. 22.To Jonathan Tufts, brick-yards39 acres. 1697, Jan. 10.To Jonathan Wade, in Medford12 1/2 acres. Mr. Peter Tufts, born in England, 1617, was the father of the Tufts family in Medford. He died May 13, 1700, aged 83. He was buried in Malden, where his tomb may now be seen. Jos<
Jonathan Wade1676. Nathaniel Wade1678. John Hall1679. Nathaniel Wade1681. Jonathan Wade1683. Thomas Willis1684. Nathaniel Wade1685. John Hall1689. Nathaniel Wade1690. John Hall1693. Nathaniel Wade1694. Jonathan Tufts1695. Nathaniel Wade1696. Peter Tufts1698. Nathaniel Wade1699. Peter Tufts1700. Nathaniel Wade1703. Peter Tufts1705. Nathaniel Wade1706. Stephen Francis1707. Stephen Willis1708. John Francis1709. Ebenezer Brooks1710. John Bradshaw1711. John Whitmore1712. Thom Thomas R. Peck1840. Alexander Gregg1841. Timothy Cotting1844. Alexander Gregg1845. Henry Withington1847. Peter C. Hall1849. James O. Curtis1850. Peter C. Hall1853. Benjamin H. Samson1855. Names of the treasurers. Stephen Willis1696. John Bradstreet1700. Samuel Wade1709. John Whitmore1714. William Willis1725. John Richardson1727. Edward Brooks1728. Samuel Brooks1729. Stephen Hall1733. Edward Brooks1735. Benjamin Parker1743. Edward Brooks1750. Thomas Brooks1756. A
perty was forfeited and taken under the Confiscation Act. He made bequests to Medford and Worcester, and legacies to the clergymen. While a member of the House of Representatives, he presented the chandelier which adorns its hall. George Erving, Esq., merchant, of Boston, who married one of Colonel Royal's daughters, was a refugee included in the Conspirator's Act. He died in London, Jan. 16, 1806, aged 70. General Sir William Pepperell, baronet, was born at Kittery Point, Maine, in 1696. He died at Kittery, June 6, 1759. Colonel Royal was appointed one of the Mandamus Councillors for this Province by his Majesty, Aug. 9, 1794; but he did not take the oath of office. 1743: He gave Charlestown £ 100, which was used to build a parsonage. While Representative, he returned to the town treasury his salary. In 1745, he gave £ 80 to the school on Charlestown Neck. By his will, he gave to Medford one hundred acres of land in Granby (South Hadley), for the use and better
Chapter 9: public buildings. First meeting-house. First meeting-house, 1696. during the first years of their residence in Medford, our pious ancestors were not sufficiently numerous and rich to support a minister of the gospel; hence they joined the churches of Cambridge, Charlestown, Watertown, Woburn, and Malden. That they had preaching in the town at funerals and baptisms, is most probable; but the loss of our earliest records prevents our stating any specific action on the subject till about 1690, when the desire to build a meeting-house became strong and effectual. They worshipped in private rooms; and we find a vote of the town to pay Thomas Willis thirty shillings for the use of his rooms for one year. January 17, 1693, we find the following record:-- At a general town-meeting of the inhabitants of Medford, being fifteen days warned, voted that there shall be a meeting-house erected, to be finished the first of October following, on the land of Mr. Thomas
one year old, in 1677, 5s. each; in 1687, 8s. Swine, above one year, in 1677, 10s.; in 1687, £ 1. The first session of the General Court, under the second charter, began June 8, 1692; and they voted that 10s. a poll, and one-quarter part of the annual income on all real and personal estate in the Province, be assessed. These taxes, assessed upon the Province by the House of Representatives from 1692 to 1702, averaged £ 11,000 per annum. Of this sum, Medford paid, in 1692, £ 32. 18s.; in 1696, £ 42; in 1698, £ 20; in 1702, £ 19. 1s.; while Malden paid, in the same years, £ 121, £ 90, £ 45, and £ 48. Woburn paid £ 181, £ 144, £ 75, and £ 85. Cambridge paid £ 214, £ 189, £ 102, and £ 102. To show a town-tax at this period, and also the names most frequently occurring in the town's records, we here insert a rate made by the selectmen, May 16, 1701, for defraying town-charges; namely, for the deputy, and the laying in of ammunition; and for fetching and carrying Mr. Wood
m. J. Codman, Malden, Feb. 12, 1737.  33Joseph, b. June 29, 1704.  34Abigail, b. Jan. 7, 1707. 1-4John Tufts was of Malden. His residence was standing in 1821; and John Tufts, who was then alive, possessed a silver-headed cane,--an heirloom, descended from this early settler. He m. Mary Putnam; and d. in Malden, 1728. His children were three b. in Medford, and four in Malden; viz.,--  4-35Mary, b. Apr. 11, 1688.  36John, b. May 28, 1690.  37Nathanicl, b. Feb. 23, 1692.  38Peter, b. 1696; of Milk Row.  39Benjamin, b. 1699.  40Thomas.  41Stephen. 2-14Thomas Tufts graduated, H. C., in 1701. While in college, he had forty pounds a year by his grandfather's will. He m., 1st, Mary Phipps, who d. Sept. 3, 1718, aged 48, by whom he had--  14-42Thomas, b. Feb. 27, 1712.  43Peter, b. Mar. 8, 1714; d. Oct. 1, 1714.  44Henry, b. Sept. 21, 1716.   He m., 2d, Emma, dau. of Samuel Phipps, of Charlestown, and had--  45Catharine, b. Nov. 4, 1719.  46Samuel, b. Dec. 31, 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andros, Sir Edmund, -1714 (search)
nor, then eighty-seven years of age, was seen in the crowd by the militia, and immediately proclaimed the chief magistrate of the redeemed colony. The magistrates and other citizens formed themselves into a council of safety. The ready pen of Cotton Mather wrote a proclamation, and Andros was summoned to surrender. A barge sent front the Rose to take off the governor and his council was intercepted and captured. Andros yielded. and, with the royal ex-President Dudley, Randolph, and his other chief partisans, was imprisoned (April 18, 1689). Andros, by the connivance of a sentinel, escaped to Rhode Island, but was brought back. In July following he was sent to England, by royal order, with a committee of his accusers, but was acquitted without a formal trial. Andros was appointed governor of Virginia in 1692, where he became popular; but, through the influence of Commissary Blair, he was removed in 1698. In 1704-6 he was governor of Guernsey. He died in London. Feb. 24, 1714.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Castine, Vincent, Baron De 1665- (search)
shed a trading-post and built a fort at or near the mouth of the Penobscot River, and married the daughter of a Penobscot chief. By him Christianity was first introduced among the natives of that region. He gained great influence over them. During his absence in 1688, his establishment was pillaged by the English, and he became their bitter foe. He taught the Indians around him the use of fire-arms, and he frequently co-operated with them in their attacks on the northeastern frontier. In 1696, with 200 Indians, he assisted Iberville in the capture of the fort at Pemaquid. In 1706-7 he assisted in the defence of Port Royal, and was wounded. He lived in America thirty years, when he returned to France, leaving Fort Castine and the domain around it to his half-breed son and successor in title. The young baron was really a friend to the English, but, being at the head of the Penobscot Indians, and suspected of being an enemy, he was surprised and captured in 1721,. taken to Boston,
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