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ext Court granted to George Munnings, One of the earliest proprietors of Watertown; admitted Freeman March 14, 1634-5. November 27, 1639, he was allotted a farm of 73 acres; was grantee of 8 lots,atteringly is furnished by the order of December 31, 1639, imposing a fine of 2s. 6d. upon each Freeman absenting himself from any public town meeting after being duly warned to attend; a month lateieutenant was Hugh Mason. Hugh Mason left England in April, 1634, at the age of 28; admitted Freeman the next March: was made Captain May 5, 1652; was ten times a Representative between 1644 and 1tter town, Captain Richard Beers, Captain Richard Beers was an original proprietor, admitted Freeman March 16, 1636-7: Selectman most of the time from 1644 to 1675; Representative thirteen years, the site of the town. History of Northfield, p. 50 n. John Chinery, John Chinery, admitted Freeman in April 1690, was probably a resident of Waltham at the time of his death, living upon a farm
duck until 1830, when the Company dissolved and Mr. Seth Bemis and Thomas Cordis continued the same business till 1839. The latter then sold out to his partner and Seth Bemis, Jr. In 1847 they sold the dyewood business on the Newton side to William Freeman, and Seth Bemis continued to run the Watertown mills till his death, in 1850, when Seth Bemis, Jr. became the sole proprietor. In 1860 he sold out to William Freeman & Co., and they transferred the property to the Aetna Mill Co. who enlargWilliam Freeman & Co., and they transferred the property to the Aetna Mill Co. who enlarged the works and now prosecute the manufacture of woollen fabrics by both water and steam power. Between 1790 and 1796 the Messrs. Bemis constructed a bridge without a railing over the river, which was afterwards put by the commissioners upon the two towns. In 1807 the Watertown end was swept away by a freshet. It was followed by a foot bridge for a few years, when a bridge suitable for teams was erected by subscription. The north end of this was swept away in 1818. The present bridge w