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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 0 Browse Search
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metre. On July 1, 1644, the Church and Colony met with a great loss in the death of Rev. George Phillips, one of their best and most venerable men. Much has been written in his praise. His Church showed their respect for his memory by providing for the education of his eldest son Samuel. The records show that he had liberal grants of land, among which was one of forty acres of the Beaver Brook plowlands, lying east of the Driftway (now Gore Street), sold about 1650 by his heirs to Edward Garfield; it is described in the Inventory of the latter, in 1672, as on the Little Plain, near Sudbury Road, and was apprized at £ 60. In later times the elegant mansion of Governor Christopher Gore was erected upon it, which, with its extensive grounds, shaded by fine old trees, and its spacious park, has been preserved, and remains to-day as a monument of the wealth and taste of its builder. It is now the residence of Theophilus W. Walker, Esq. After the death of Mr. Phillips, Rev. John