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endeavor to discountenance the use of foreign superfluities, and encourage the manufactures of this Province. Thomas Seccomb. Benjamin Hall. Joshua Simonds. Thomas Brooks. Samuel Angier. John Bishop. Willis Hall. Medford, April 1, 1768. 1770: Voted to raise £ 130 for town expenses, and to give eleven-pence on the pound as premium to the collector. 1773: Meeting for the annual choice of town-officers. Voted that it be on the first Monday of March for the future. The town-meeting w Stephen Willis1675. John Bradstreet1701. Stephen Willis1708. Thomas Tufts1718. William Willis1719. Benjamin Willis1721. William Willis1726. Ebenezer Brooks, jun1728. Benjamin Willis1730. Thomas Seccomb1745. Willis Hall1767. Richard Hall1770. Benjamin Hall, jun1783. Andrew Hall1792. Nathaniel Hall1794. Samuel Swan1796. Nathaniel Hall1797. Luther Stearns1803. Nathaniel Hall1806. Abner Bartlett1810. Jonathan Porter1819. Abner Bartlett1820. William Rogers1826. Abner Bartlett1
eart found an answering beat in the bosoms of our ancestors. They were among the first and steadiest supporters of colonial rights. There were men in Medford, in 1770, who knew their political, civil, and religious position, and who were ready to defend themselves from parliaments and ministers and kings. It will not be necessamin Willis1730. William Willis1735. John Hall1741. William Willis1742. Andrew Hall1744. Stephen Hall1751. Samuel Brooks1762. Stephen Hall1763. Benjamin Hall1770. Simon Tufts1772. Benjamin Hall1775. Thomas Brooks1776. T. Brooks, (under the Constitution)1780. Thomas Brooks1781. Aaron Hall1782. John Brooks1785. James town-meeting. For sixteen years, he was Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. He died of small-pox, in England, in 1781, and was buried there. His wife died in 1770. Funeral sermon by Rev. Mr. Turell. We have shown above how the virtues and hospitality of his character secured his estates from confiscation, when those of h
This second meeting-house was in use forty-three years; during which time there were five thousand one hundred and thirty-four sermons preached, and one thousand two hundred and eighteen persons baptized in it. The farewell service was March 4, 1770. The house was sold at auction, to John Laithe, for £ 24 (O. T.); its underpinning to Benjamin Hall, for £ 13. 6s. 8d. The land sold for £ 197 (O. T.); the old schoolhouse upon it, for £ 38. Third meeting-house. Third meeting-house, 1770. The increase and prosperity of the town called for a new meeting-house; but the trying question was, Where shall it be placed? As the majority of the inhabitants were east of the old meeting-house, it was but right to place the new one nearer the centre of population. In 1768, it was proposed to build it between the Meeting-house Brook, so called, and the widow Mary Greenleaf's. This was abandoned. April 4 of the same year, it was voted by the town thus: When the town builds a meetin
ces, has these words: Ships, without either ballast or lading, may float down this (Mystic) river; otherwise, the oyster-bank would hinder them, which crosseth the channel. This oyster-bank is one of those unfortunate institutions whose fate it has been to be often run upon, and on which the draughts have been so much greater than the deposits that it long ago became bankrupt; yet, like an honest tradesman, it has never despaired; and, within our memory, has made some good fat dividends. In 1770, the sludge from the distilleries was supposed to have poisoned these shell-fish. Lobsters have not frequented our river in great numbers; but, in 1854, they came up in large companies as far as Chelsea Bridge; and, in the warm month of October, more than two thousand, of prime quality, were taken from that bridge! The names of all the fishermen in Medford cannot be recovered; but, among them, there have been men of that great energy which secures success. The fish found their market
slaves, and two children. The following is a fair specimen of the captain's running-account, in his purchase of slaves, while on the coast of Africa, copied by us from the original manuscript:-- Dr.The natives of AnnamboePer contra,Cr. 1770. gals.1770. gals. April 22.To 1 hogshead of rum110April 22.By 1 woman-slave110 May 1.To rum130May 1.By 1 prime woman-slave130 May 2.To 1 hogshead rum105May 2.By 1 boy-slave, 4ft. lin105 May 7.To 1 hogshead rum108May 7.By 1 boy-slave, 4ft. 3in11770. gals. April 22.To 1 hogshead of rum110April 22.By 1 woman-slave110 May 1.To rum130May 1.By 1 prime woman-slave130 May 2.To 1 hogshead rum105May 2.By 1 boy-slave, 4ft. lin105 May 7.To 1 hogshead rum108May 7.By 1 boy-slave, 4ft. 3in108 May 5.To cash in gold5oz. 2.May 5.By 1 prime man-slave5oz. 2. May 5.To cash in gold2oz.    May 5.To 2 doz. of snuff1oz.May 5.By 1 old man for a Lingister3oz. 0.   ----3oz. 0.    How will the above read in the capital of Liberia two hundred years hence? In 1754, there were in Medford twenty-seven male and seven female slaves, and fifteen free blacks; total, forty-nine. In 1764, there were forty-nine free blacks. When the law freed all the slaves, many in Medford chose to
erson in Medford who seemed to have any care for records, or any thought of posterity in them. Oct. 13, 1768.--Rev. Edward Brooks preached for Mr. Turell. Royalton, Worcester County, Mass., was named in honor of Colonel Royal, of Medford. 1770.--The engraving of the house in which the writer of this history was born is placed at the end of this volume, as his signature. March 26, 1770.--Last Tuesday, Henry Lloyd, Esq., set out on a journey to New York, Philadelphia, and the southern n to Mr. Robert Fulton, the inventor of steamboats; and they were once prisoners together. Mrs. Fulton's mother was a Wier, who came over with the Scotch-Irish company. 1840.--The pillars which sustained the gallery of the third meeting-house (1770) are now in use in West Medford, on the outside of the house of the late Jonathan Brooks. Mr. Turell's Portrait.--In Church Records, vol. III. p. 104, are the following: 1842, July.--The church received, from the hand of Dudley Hall, a bequest
d--  52-82Simon, b. 1750.  83Lucy, b. Apr. 11, 1752.  84Catharine, b. Apr. 25, 1754.   He m., 2d, Elizabeth Hall, Oct. 5, 1769, and had by her--  85Turell, b. 1770; d. June 9, 1842.  86Cotton, b. 1772; insane; d. Feb. 12, 1835.  87Hall, b. 1775; d. at Surinam, July 19, 1801.  88Hepzibah, b. 1777; m. Benjamin Hall.  89Stepah, b. Aug. 8, 1734; m.--------, who d. Oct. 19, 1791. 24-28Robert Usher m.--------, and moved to Medford, where he d. Oct. 13, 1793. He had--  28-31Eleazer, b. 1770. 28-31Eleazer Usher, of Medford, m. Fanny Bucknam, who d. Dec. 23, 1848. He d. Apr. 9, 1852. Children:--  31-32John G., b. Sept. 5, 1800.  33Sarah B., m. John, 1726. His father was Joshua Wyman, by his wife Mary Pollard. Joshua was fifth son of William Wyman, by his wife Prudence Putnam; was b. Jan. 3, 1693, and d. c. 1770. William W. was second son of Francis W., of Woburn, who came here at an early date, and m., 2d, Abigail Read. William was b. 1656. His father, Francis, d
1751. Kendall, 1752; Kettle, or Kettell, 1740. Lathe, Laithe, and Leathe, 1738; Learned, 1793; Le Bosquet, 1781. Mack, 1790; Mallard, 1753; Mansfield, 1759; May, 1759; MacCarthy, 1747; MacClinton, 1750; Mead, 1757; Melendy, 1732; Morrill, 1732. Newell, 1767; Newhall, 1751; Nutting, 1729. Oakes, 1721-75. Page, 1747; Pain, 1767; Parker, 1754; Penhallow, 1767; Polly, 1748; Poole, 1732; Powers, 1797; Pratt, 1791. Rand, 1789; Reed, 1755; Richardson, 1796; Robbins, 1765; Rouse, 1770; Rumril, 1750; Rushby, 1735; Russul, 1733. Sables, 1758; Sargent, 1716; Scolly, 1733; Semer, 1719; Simonds, 1773; Souther, 1747; Sprague, 1763; Stocker, 1763; Storer, 1748. Tebodo, 1757; Teel, 1760; Tidd, 1746; Tilton, 1764; Tompson, 1718; Trowbridge, 1787; Turner, 1729; Tuttle, 1729; Tyzick, 1785. Wait, 1725; Waite, 1785; Wakefield, 1751; Walker, 1779; Ward, 1718; Waters, 1721; Watson, 1729; White, 1749; Whitney, 1768; William, 1762; Williston, 1769; Winship, 1772; Witherston, 1798
he died twenty-two years previously. Page 538.Mr. Savage declines the responsibility of more than the early part of the record of the Royalls. Page 538.The wife of Isaac Royall (No. 2-5) was buried from the house of Dr. Oliver, at Dorchester; which strengthens the probability of her first marriage. He had a daughter Elizabeth, born 1741; died July 9, 1747. Page 538.Colonel Royall (No. 5-11) had a daughter, who married George Erving, of Boston. He (Colonel R.) died 1781; and his wife died 1770. Page 542.Rev. Zechariah Symmes had twelve children: names as given in their place. Page 550.There is no probability, considering the dates, that James (No. 246) was son of Peter (No. 1). Page 555.Lydia, wife of Daniel Turell (No. 1), died June 23, 1659. Page 555.Daniel was captain 1683, not 1646. Page 556.Hezekiah Usher (No. 1) married, first, Frances----. Hannah (No. 5) was daughter by second wife, and was born Dec. 29, 1653. He married his second wife, Nov. 2, 1652. Page 556.Hezekia