ssels built in Medford, which then numbered 359. Mr. Baker is certainly to be commended for his interest in Medford history and for his contribution to Medford annals.
By the publication of the History of Medford, Mr. Brooks preserved this register and completed it to date, a total enumeration of 513.
Thirty years later Mr. Usher alluded to the same and said it is too extensive for admission here, but gave an abstract of the same, which shows the number built in each of the seven decades, 1803 to 1873, and totals 567, 483 in the first five, and 84 in the last two, decades.
Thirty of these last were named in detail by Mr. Brooks.
All Mr. Usher said relative to the other is,
The last ship built in this town was launched from the ship yard of Mr. Joshua T. Foster in 1873.
He did not even give the name.
Thus it appears (except in the above) there were 54 ships built in Medford, of which there is no record of name, owner, builder, style or tonnage, and that, too, in a history pa
The Warren house was moved to a lot on the Woburn road (High street) further west and the Gray family lived in it until the new house was built, 1802 or 1803, on the site of the old one.
The house built by Samuel Gray is still standing just west of the Public Library.
The old house became the home of the Roach
See seen east of Grace Church parsonage.
Though information at hand from two sources states the purchase of the land was 1802 and the erection of the house 1802 or 1803, and the church recorded the baptism of a child in 1806 and one in 18I I, yet Samuel Gray is not listed as a resident tax payer till 1811.
From 1805 (records miss ground.
It is in the northwest corner, extending under the passageway which in our youth was called Deadman's alley.
On the plan accompanying Dr. Swan's thesis, 1803, it is marked Burying Yard Lane.
So distinctive a name as Deadman's alley would, in London, draw hundreds of visitors to it yearly.
Its official name is River st