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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 10 0 Browse Search
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rds, or give up. In the county records we find the following names of men represented as at Medford:-- George Felt1633. James Noyes1634. Richard Berry1636. Thomas Mayhew1636. Benjamin Crisp1636. James Garrett1637. John Smith1638. Richard Cooke1640. Josiah Dawstin1641. ----Dix1641. Ri. Dexter1644. William Sargent1648. James Goodnow1650. John Martin1650. Edward Convers1650. Goulden Moore1654. Robert Burden1655. Richard Russell1656. Thos. Shephard1657. Thos. Danforth1658.act of land reserved to Squa Sachem during her lifetime, and which is at present possessed and improved by Thomas Gleison of Charlestown; this land bounded on the east by Mystic Pond, on the west by Cambridge Common, on the south by the land of Mr. Cooke, on the north formerly in the possession of Mr. Increase Nowell. This demand and claim was made in the person of John Fennell and Mr. William Sims, the 25th of March, 1662, at the house of Thomas Gleison. Entered 29th of March, 1662, by
mas Broughton sold to Edward Collins, for six hundred and fifty pounds, his two water-mills, which he built in Mistick River. They were then occupied by Thomas Eames. There was a mill a short distance below the Wear Bridge; but who built it, and how long it stood, we have not been able to discover. The place is yet occupied. In 1660, Edward Collins conveyed a gristmill on the Menotomy side to Thomas Danforth, Thomas Brooks, and Timothy Wheeler. This mill was previously occupied by Richard Cooke. There was a mill at the place now called the Bower, about one mile north of the meeting-house of the first parish, carried by the water of Marble Brook. The banks, race, canal, and cellar are yet traceable. This was used for grinding grain and sawing timber. It was on land now owned by Mr. Dudley Hall. The remains of another water-mill are still visible on land now owned by Mr. W. A. Russell, near the north-west border of the town. It was carried by the water of Whitmore Brook
y, by the careless upsetting of a canoe, the court ordered that no canoe should be used at any ferry, upon pain of £ 5; nor should any canoe be built in our jurisdiction before the next General Court, upon pain of £ 10. Sept. 9, 1639.--Registration of births, marriages, and deaths, expressly required; and to be sent annually to the court. 1640.--Matthew Cradock was a member of Parliament from London. June 2, 1641.--The bounds for Charlestown Village (Woburn) are to be set out by Captain Cooke, Mr. Holliocke, and Mr. John Oliver, the contents of four mile square. Mr. Carter, the first minister of Woburn, was ordained 1642, when seventy-seven ministers had been ordained in New England. 1642.--Confederation against the Indians recommended by the General Court. May 10, 1643.--The General Court appointed a committee to lay out a road from Cambridge to Woburn. 1643.--Middlesex was the first to recommend and adopt the division of territory into counties. Mr. Edward Co
106, 109, 112, 114, 126, 127, 161, 164, 185, 197, 225, 255, 265, 285, 307, 315, 411, 545, 563, 569, 570. Brown, 509. Brude, 87. Buel, 51. Bugbe, 36. Bunker, 43. Burden, 36. Burgess, 441. Burying-grounds, 425. Call, 36. Chadwick, 509. Chairmen, Board of Selectmen, 126. Child, 315. Chubb, 509. Clark, 509. Cleaveland, 509. Clough, 509. Collins, 34, 36, 41, 42, 43, 93. Colman, 208, 221, 232, 304. Communion-plate, 265. Converse, 3, 36. Cooke, 36. Crackers, Medford, 388. Cradock family, 509, 510. Cradock, 2, 3, 14, 33, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 59, 83, 87, 88, 92, 410, 431, 480. Crimes and Punishments, 431. Crisp, 36, 43. Cummings, 510. Currency, 401. Curtis family, 511. Dady, 37, 44. Danforth, 36. Davidson, 37, 42, 59, 74. Daustin, 36. Deane, 36. Degrusha, 109. Dexter family, 510. Dexter, 36, 44, 139. Dill, 511. Diseases, 449. Distilleries, 390. Dix, 36. Dudley, 14,