ve done, she being more than ordinarily troublesome.
Ten pounds were voted.
Dec. 3, 1737: Voted that the town will not choose overseers of the poor.
For many succeeding years, Medford took the same care of its poor as did other towns.
It was a common custom to board them in private families, at the lowest rates, allowing such families to get what work out of them they could.
Accordingly, at the March meeting each year, the poor were set up at auction, and went to the lowest bidder.
In 1799, the town voted to pay for the schooling of all the poor children at a woman's school.
They had always enjoyed the privileges of the public school like other children.
Thomas Seccomb, Esq., who died April 15, 1773, gave by his will some money to the town of Medford.
The amount was increased by a donation from his widow, till it reached the sum of £ 133. 6s. 8d. (lawful money), which was just equal to £ 100 sterling of English currency.
The interest only was to be distributed annually am
718, have been incorporated in the preceding Register.
The second volume, covering the period between the years 1718 and 1809, contains many dates of which the limits of this work forbid the insertion.
For the assistance of any who may have traced their genealogy to a Medford stock, a list is here inserted of the names not previously mentioned, which are to be found in the second volume of the town-records, and the dates of their appearance thereon.
Adams, 1757; Allen, 1757; Andriesse, 1799; Attwood, 1718; Auld, 1750; Austin, 1752.
Bacon, 1749; Bailey, 1806; Ballard, 1721: Binford, 1757; Blodgett, 1752; Blunt, 1748; Boutwell, 1753; Bradish, 1745; Brattle, 1747; Bucknam, 1766; Budge, 1762; Burdit, 1761; Burns, 1751; Bushby, 1735; Butterfield, 1785.
Calif, 1750; Chadwick, 1756; Cook, 1757; Cousins, 1755; Crease, 1757; Crowell, 1752.
Davis, 1804; Degrusha, 1744; Dexter, 1767; Dill, 1734; Dixon, 1758; Dodge, 1749; Durant, 1787.
Earl, 1781; Easterbrook, 1787; Eaton, 1755;