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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 13., Ancient legal contentions in upper Medford. (search)
n what was then called Waterfield, later Woburn, and at present Winchester. Edward Converse, in his will, devised the mill, now known as the Whitney Mill, Winchester, to the longest liver of his two sons. The successful liver proved to be Josiah Converse, his brother Samuel having been killed at the mill February 21, 1669, by being caught by the water-wheel when chopping ice from the wheel. As an interesting record, we give the conclusion of the jury of quest on the untimely death of Samuel Convarse. We saw much blood in the place whereabouts he was judged to stand, also there was blood on the snow from the place to his house; as is said, he was carried to his house alive and being set in his chair his blood quickly settled within him wholly preventing him from speaking & in about half an hour he was quite departed. We found the back side of his head greatly bruised, his nose grizzle, as we think, was broken, so that the said Convars, his head lying as before expressed, we judge