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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., How did Medford get its name? (search)
ttal from the charge in November. But one of Cradock's servants held variant opinion and sought to's entrance into the limelight of history. Mr. Cradock's farm was a tract of land a mile wide (appt, Medford, from the colony record; second, Mr. Cradock's farm, also from the colony record; third,rch the colony records in vain to find that Mr. Cradock's farm is called Medford; and literally spealready noted the geographical situation of Mr. Cradock's farm, the early Medford. The seventeencause the good place upon Mistick was to be Mr. Cradock's farm, and they so called it, from MedfordEngland they came from, and which old shire Mr. Cradock had represented in Parliament since 1620, t the town was Metford—after a county seat Governor Cradock in England in Staffordshire called Metforemporary diarist, of R. Caverswall house Mr Cradock owns it. And elsewhere in same book is was by men in the employ and interest of Matthew Cradock, merchant of London. He was the first go[3 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., In another corner of Medford. (search)
nt address before the Historical Society, entitled The Story of An Ancient Cow-Pasture. Request was then and there made for its publication. As the speaker compiled his story largely from the Register's pages, the reader is referred to them, and the present article will concern but the border of the ancient cow-pasture, which is destined to become the scene of busy industry as well as of modern pleasure taking. As the corner previously described was not in the original Medford (i.e., Mr. Cradock's farm), so was this likewise a part of ancient Charlestown. That old town, once extensive and once entirely surrounding Medford, is now absorbed by Boston. Its cow-commons have been well defined by our townsman Hooper in his story of the Stinted Pasture. Not until 1754 did Medford acquire this corner, and even then not all the Charlestown proprietors became Medfordites. An examination of the map will show a serrated boundary line extending over and around College hill to a bend in th