re I heare none comes but myselffe, and he asks for two thousand acres there.
He adds, when I shall putt up a tenement & a dame as I have herewith given order there about.
This reference to an erection of a building at Shawsheen (Billerica) would show that Cradock was in the habit of providing a housing for his people, of whom there were many working for his interests, as we have shown.
This is strengthened by the following affidavit in the Middlesex Court Files.
The testimony of Richard Beers, Ben amin Crispe, and Garret Church in 1662 was that Mr. Thomas Mayhew lived at Mystic, alias Meadford, in the year 1636.
Nicholas Davison succeeded Mayhew as Cradock's agent.
Joseph Hills of Malden, in his affidavit on the same date, stated that about 1638 (not 1633, as Mr. Cushing states) Mr. Davison lived at Meadford house, who shewed me the accommodations of the farme being about to to take ye said farme and stock of him and Captaine Will Ting; and I testify that Mr Mayhew did n