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d the estate as an innholder until the year 1730, when he sold the property to Mr. John Bradshaw, junior, who was the landlord until the year 1740, when he was succeeded by Mrs. Sarah Floyd. In the year 1748 Mr. Bradshaw sold the estate to Mr. Benjamin Floyd. From that date to the year 1759, when it was sold to Mr. Hugh Floyd, the house was kept by Mr. Benjamin Floyd and others. From the year 1759 to 1772 Mr. Hugh Floyd kept the tavern the greater part of the time. In the latter year he solMr. Benjamin Floyd and others. From the year 1759 to 1772 Mr. Hugh Floyd kept the tavern the greater part of the time. In the latter year he sold to Mr. Ebenezer Hills, who kept the house in the year 1773. Mr. Hills, in the year 1774, sold to Mr. Jonathan Porter. Mr. Porter was landlord from the year 1774 to 1786, both inclusive. He took down the old house soon after, and built the house now standing on the premises. The old swinging sign that hung in front of this tavern is dated 1769. It is in a good state of preservation, except that one of the spindles is broken. The emblem and lettering is quite distinct, as indeed they might
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., Medford Amicable Singing Society. (search)
The foregoing articles shall be subject to revision at all times when two thirds of the members of said society shall think proper. Accepted March 15, 1815. Gershom Tufts Gabriel Fullerton Henry Withington Ephraim Bailey James T. Floyd James Tufts Patrick Roach Elias Tufts Saml Phelps Henry Todd Thomas Calf Edward Bradbury William Butters Daniel Copland James T. Floyd, Jr. Jona Harrington James Francis, 2d. Andrew Perkins Samuel D. Hadley Seth Mayo Darius Wait Benjamin Floyd, 3d. Dexter Blodget Ladies. Charity Fullerton Anna Blodget Rebecca Floyd The forgoing is a copy of the constitution M. A. Singing society, with the names subscribed, and the following is a list of names who have had billets of invitation to Join the society by the unanimous vote of the said society, who have accepted the invitation as we the subscribers understand. Namely Benjamin Pratt, Jr. John Kimball Nathl Fessenden James W. Brooks John Phipps Mr. Fisk Galen J
uble portion was assigned to him out of his father's estate after the widow's dower was set off (1758). He added to this by the purchase from time to time of small estates, the records of his real estate transactions in the Registry of Deeds at East Cambridge extending from 1759 to 1774, and his occupation is given therein as merchant. He had several sisters who married and settled in Medford: Sarah, the wife of Jonathan Tufts; Mary, of Samuel Kidder; Frances, of Joseph Calef; Ruth, of Benjamin Floyd; Susannah, of Ebenezer Brooks; and one brother, William, who died unmarried. At the settlement of the dower estate, Joseph and two sisters, Ruth Floyd and Susannah Brooks, were the only surviving children, and that part of the estate, after setting aside two shares for the heirs of Joseph, now an absentee, was assigned to Samuel Kidder, a grandson. Sabine states that in June, 1775, news reached the Provincial Congress that the Irvings of Boston had fitted out under color of charterin