lived the latter part of her life in Medford; and it is not improbable that Mrs. Mary Swain, who died here in 1800 and whose gravestone may be seen in the Salem Street Burying Ground, and the first mentioned are one and the same.
A will of Daniel McClester, son of Mrs. Swain by a former marriage, dated August 1, 1807, bequeathing to his uncle, Isaac Surriage, of Hopkinton, the property above-mentioned which he had received from his mother, and the death of a Mr. McClester (the name is variousa Mr. McClester (the name is variously spelled) in Medford, August 13, 1807, give credence to the supposition.
Jeremiah Page of Danvers responded to the Lexington alarm and served as an officer in the Revolution.
He was an ardent patriot, and forbade any tea to be drunk under his roof.
The story of the clever ruse of his wife, who managed to enjoy her tea drinking without breaking the letter of the law of her liege lord, forgotten by reason of her death, that occurred soon after, was not recalled until nearly seventy years h