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l of Winthrop with the fleet of emigrants in 1630. The selection was partially made Dec. 21, 1630, and definitely determined Dec. 28, 1630. Houses were erected here in 1631 by Thomas Dudley, Deputy Governor, and by a few others. It was ordered by the Governor and Assistants, Feb. 3, 1631-2, that there should be three scoore pounds levyed out of the several plantations within the lymitts of this pattent towards the makeing of a pallysadoe aboute the newe towne. Mass. Col. Rec., i. 93. Dr. Holmes, writing in 1800 (Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., VII. 9), says: This fortification was actually made; and the fosse which was then dug around the town is, in some places, visible to this day. It commenced at Brick Wharf (originally called Windmill Hill) and ran along the northern side of the present Common in Cambridge, and through what was then a thicket, but now constitutes a part of the cultivated grounds of Mr. Nathaniel Jarvis; beyond which it cannot be distinctly traced. Cambridge was at
ace, by which name it was known for more than two centuries, though no market-house was ever erected there. Probably like the old Market Place in Boston, it was used for traffic, in the open air, between the inhabitants and such as brought commodities for sale. but he went to England in the spring of 1631, and did not return. Nowell remained at Charlestown; Pynchon, at Roxbury; Ludlow, at Dorchester; and Coddington, at Boston. Endicott and Sharpe were originally free from engagement. Dr. Holmes says, the Deputy Governor (Dudley), Secretary Bradstreet, and other principal gentlemen, in the spring of 1631, commenced the execution of the plan. Coll. Mass. Hist Soc., VII. 7. No list of inhabitants is found until after the Braintree company arrived in the summer of 1632, except this memorandum on the title-page of the Town Records: The Towne Book of Newtowne. Inhabitants there—Mr. Tho. Dudly Esq., Mr. Symon Bradstreet, Mr. Edmond Lockwood, Mr. Daniell Patricke, John Poole, William S
ton until May, 1634. The Assistants had even voted, Oct. 3, 1632, It is thought, by general consent, that Boston is the fittest place for public meetings of any place in the Bay. Yet when Dudley was elected Governor, in May, 1634, the courts, both general and particular, were transferred to New Town, and were there held exclusively until May, 1636. Then they returned to Boston; then to New Town again in April, 1637, until September, 1638, when they became permanently fixed at Boston. Dr. Holmes, writing in 1800, says, In some of the first years, the annual election of the Governor and Magistrates of the Colony was holden in this town. The people, on these occasions, assembled under an oak tree, which stood on the northerly side of the Common in Cambridge, a little west of the road leading to Lexington. The stump of it was dug up not many years since. —Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., VII. 9. This was probably the tree mentioned in a note to Hutchinson's Hist. Mass., i. 61: At the ele
ge was opened for public travel, Nov. 23, 1793. At that time, Rev. Dr. Holmes says: Memoir of Cambridgeport, appended to a sermon at the ores were laid out by Jarvis and Dana, which were soon occupied. Dr. Holmes further says that, during the month next after the opening of theok 164, p. 545. was sold at public auction. From this time, says Dr. Holmes, commenced a rapid settlement. Several large stores were erectedcellent engine; and a company was raised to take charge of it. Dr. Holmes' Ordination Sermon, ut sup. By an act passed June 15, 1805, Rorporation of its second and third parishes into separate towns. Dr. Holmes, writing in 1800, says, Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., VII. 6.— acall, and move at 11 o'clock A. M. in the following order, to the Rev. Dr. Holmes's meeting-house. Military Escort. Musick. Marshal. University. 6. Poem, by Mr. Henry Ware. 7. Prayer, by the Rev. Dr. Holmes. 8. Anthem, from Handel's Grand Dettingen Te Deum, We
cing the work. Its completion was announced in the Centinel, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1793: The Bridge at West Boston was opened for passengers &c., on Saturday last. The elegance of the workmanship and the magnitude of the undertaking are perhaps unequalled in the history of enterprises. We hope the Proprietors will not suffer pecuniary loss from their public spirit. They have claims on the liberality and patronage of the government; and to these claims government will not be inattentive. Dr. Holmes, who witnessed the building of the bridge, and who may be supposed to have been familiar with the details, describes it as a magnificent structure. It was erected at the expense of a company incorporated for that purpose, and cost 76,700 dollars. The causeway, on the Cambridge side, was begun July 15, 1792; the wood-work, April 8, 1793. The bridge was opened for passengers, Nov. 23, 1793, seven months and an half from the time of laying the first pier. It is very handsomely constr
ce, on behalf of the Overseers, and a Sermon delivered in the Almshouse by Rev. Dr. Holmes, in September, 1818, are entered at full length on the Records of the Overnment of strangers and the good of the town; Although this was not, as Rev. Dr. Holmes supposed, the first license for an inn, in Cambridge (Coll. Mass. Hist. Sild, one; Samuel Child, Jr., one; Jonas Wyeth, 3d. one; Thomas Austin, one; Joseph Holmes, one; Royal Morse, one; John Walton, for himself and Ebenezer Stedman, Jr.,used to sign said deed, and voted, that William Hilliard, Levi Farwell, and Joseph Holmes be a committee for the purpose of ascertaining whether a suitable lot of la nearly, if not precisely in the line of the present Ash Street, and of which Dr. Holmes says traces existed when he wrote his History in 1800. It is not unreasonably the General Court, that Israel Porter, Stephen Higginson, Asahel Stearns, Joseph Holmes, and Francis Dana, with their associates, be and they are hereby authorized
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
ors, his own was even more brief,—lacking two months of thirty-four years. His pastorate was almost precisely as long as that of Mr. Oakes,—nearly ten years. Dr. Holmes says: The shortness of Mr. Gookin's ministry, and the imperfection of the early records of the church, leave us very deficient in the means of obtaining his hisriated for the Parsonage was invested in a permanent fund. The records do not distinctly indicate whether the Parsonage was wholly or only partly rebuilt. But Dr. Holmes, writing in 1800, says, All the ministers, since Mr. Mitchell, have resided at the Parsonage. The front part of the present house, at the Parsonage, was built n 1807. This separation appears to have been entirely amicable, and a spirit of Christian fellowship and love is indicated by an act of the church mentioned by Dr. Holmes in Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., VII. 33: On the Lord's day, September 9, 1739, a church was gathered in this precinct by the Rev. Mr. Hancock of Lexington; and on t
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
e the organization of the church; different members have completed the number. Ms. letter from Warren Sanger, Esq. North Avenue Congregational.—In September, 1857, a religious society was organized in North Cambridge, under the name of the Holmes Congregational Society, which name was changed, about ten years afterwards, to North Avenue Congregational Society. Its first place of worship was an edifice of moderate size, called Holmes Chapel, which was dedicated Sept. 17, 1857. After a f68; and on the same day, their chapel on the easterly side of North Avenue, between Holmes Place and Waterhouse Street, was dedicated. This edifice, formerly called Holmes Chapel, had for several years been occupied by what was then called the Holmes Congregational Society, now the North Avenue Congregational Society. It was purchased and removed to its present locality early in 1868. The preachers in charge of this church have been as follows:— 1868, 1869, Rev. Abraham D. Merrill and Rev
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 17: heresy and witchcraft. (search)
f Salem village, and soon spread widely. It was imagined that Satan was making a deadly assault on men through the intervention of witches. I do not propose to enter upon the general history of that tragedy; The mischief began at Salem in February; but it soon extended into various parts of the Colony. The conatgion, however, was principally the County of Essex. Before the close of September, nineteen persons were executed and one pressed to death, all of whom asserted their innocence.— Holmes' Amer. Annals, i. 438. but as one of the victims was a child of Cambridge, a brief notice of her case may be proper. Rebecca, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Andrew, was born here, April 18, 1646, and married John Frost, June 26, 1666; he died in 1672, and she married George Jacobs, Jr., of Salem. The father of her second husband and her own daughter had already been imprisoned, and her husband had fled to escape a similar fate, when she was arrested on suspicion of witchcraft. She was l
d. Harris, Samuel. Hastings, Charles. Hastings, Edmund T. Hastings, John, Jr. Hastings, Joseph. Hastings, Samuel. Hay den, John. Hayden, John C. Hayden, Lot. Hearsey, Jonathan. Hale, Stephen. Hall, Prentice. Holmes, Abiel. Hearsey, Jonathan, Jr. Hemenway, Luke. Higginson, Stephen, Jr Hill, Benjamin. Hill, John. Hill, Joseph. Hill, Thomas. Hilliard, Abraham. Hilliard, William. Hammond, Shaw B. Holmes, Joseph. Hosmer, JosiaHolmes, Joseph. Hosmer, Josiah. Hovey, Ebenezer. Hovey, Josiah. Hovey, Phinehas B. Hovey, Samuel. Hovey, Thomas, Jr. Hovey, William. Howe, Joseph N., Jr. Hunnewell, Charles. Hunnewell, Leonard. Hunnewell, William. Hyde, Jonathan. Howe, Artemas W. Henley, Charles. Hayden, Caleb. Hastings, Thomas. Hastings, Thomas, Jr. Ireland, Nathaniel. Jackson, Jonathan. Jacobs, Bela. Jewell, Benjamin. Jarvis, Deming. Jennings, Gilbert. Jennison, Timothy L. Johnson, Jo
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