e, since her sister, Mrs. Mary Swain, who inherited the Hopkinton estate and the great mansion in Boston that belonged to Lady Frankland, lived the latter part of her life in Medford; and it is not improbable that Mrs. Mary Swain, who died here in 1800 and whose gravestone may be seen in the Salem Street Burying Ground, and the first mentioned are one and the same.
A will of Daniel McClester, son of Mrs. Swain by a former marriage, dated August 1, 1807, bequeathing to his uncle, Isaac Surriage,s, and the tax lists and assessors' books of New England towns are a great help in proving residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Bannister became residents of Medford a few years after their marriage.
His name is first found on the tax list 1797 and last in 1800.
He owned one-half of a house.
Amelia was baptized October 6, 1799 (according to the First Parish records), by the name of Pamelia, but was always called by the former name.
Two brothers were baptized at the same time and given respectively t