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o unite Mr. Cradock's, Mr. Winthrop's, Mr. Wilson's, and Mr. Nowell's lands in one township, and call it Mystic. Boundari 1634: There is two hundred acres of land granted to Mr. Increase Nowell, lying and being on the west side of North River, ca of the Church in Boston, lying next the land granted to Mr. Nowell on the south, and next Meadford on the north. Medford bll upland as meadow, lying and being betwixt the land of Mr. Nowell and Mr. Wilson, on the east, and the partition betwixt Mg the propriety of farms granted to John Winthrop, Esq., Mr. Nowell, Mr. Cradock, and Mr. Wilson, to the owners thereof, as nd alewives. Spot Pond.--Feb. 7, 1632. The Governor, Mr. Nowell, Mr. Eliot, and others, went over Mistic River at Medforr was occasionally a resort for safety. August 6, 1775, Mr. Nowell says: This day, skirmishing up Mistick River. Several s to Governor Winthrop, Mr. Cradock, Rev. Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Nowell, show conclusively what the best judges thought of the s
(excepting the farmes and the ground on the west of the two great ponds, called Misticke Ponds), from the south side of Mr. Nowell's lott, neere the upper end of the ponds, unto the little runnet that cometh from Capt. Cook's mills, which the Squa reoth leave all her lands, from Mr. Mayhue's house to neere Salem, to the present Governor, Mr. John Winthrop, sen., Mr. Increase Nowell, Mr. John Willson, Mr. Edward Gibons, to dispose of, and all Indians to depart; and, for sattisfaction from Charleon the west by Cambridge Common, on the south by the land of Mr. Cooke, on the north formerly in the possession of Mr. Increase Nowell. This demand and claim was made in the person of John Fennell and Mr. William Sims, the 25th of March, 1662, am a grant of land in the following words: All the ground, as well upland as meadow, lying and being betwixt the land of Mr. Nowell and Mr. Wilson on the east, and the partition betwixt Mistick bounds on the west, bounded with Mistick River on the sou
edford recognized and supported, we subjoin the following records:-- Oct. 19, 1630: First General Court of Massachusetts Colony, and this at Boston: Present, the Governor, Deputy-Governor, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Mr. Ludlow, Capt. Endicott, Mr. Nowell, Pynchon, Bradstreet. Since their arrival here, the first form of their government was that of Governor, Deputy-Governor, and Assistants; the Patentees with their heirs, assigns, and associates, being freemen. But now, in this General Court, act that the lands of Medford were owned by non-residents to an extent unknown in any other plantation of the Colony. Gifts of land, within its boundaries, had been made by the General Court to Mr. Cradock, and some perhaps to Messrs. Wilson and Nowell. If so, the taxes on these lands were paid by the two last gentlemen into the treasuries of the towns where they lived; and therefore Medford could derive no profit from them. This mode of taxation became unpopular, and the General Court passed
ioned were killed by the flank guard of the British, on the retreat to Boston. William Polly was brought to Medford alive, but died of his wounds April 25. The Medford men followed the retreating British from Lexington woods to Charlestown ferry, and shot their last ball during the embarkation. Medford men were with Washington at Monmouth, at Brandywine, at the crossing of the Delaware, and in other places, and fought bravely for the liberties and independence of their country. Mr. Nowell, in his diary, kept at Boston, has the following:-- Aug. 6, 1775: Skirmishing Mistick River. Several soldiers brought over here wounded. The house at Penny Ferry, Malden side, burnt. Aug. 13.--Several gondaloes sailed up Mistick River, upon which the Provincials and they had a skirmish many shots exchanged, but nothing decisive. It appears from these records that the enemy attempted incursions here, but were promptly met and repulsed by our fathers. This event put the inhabit
nt, at the discretion of the court. Aug. 23, 1630.--It was ordered that carpenters, joiners, bricklayers, sawyers, thatchers, shall not take above 2s. a day; nor any man shall give more, under pain of 10s. to taker and giver; and that sawers shall not take above 4s. 6d. the hundred for boards at six score the hundred, if they have their wood felled and squared for them; and not above 5s. 6d. if they fell and square their wood themselves. Feb. 7, 1632.--On this day, Governor Winthrop, Mr. Nowell, and others, crossed our ford in Medford, and traveller on an exploring expedition towards the north-east, and came to a very great pond, having in the midst an island of about one acre, and very thick with trees of pine and beech; and the pond had divers small rocks standing up here and there in it, which they therefore called Spot Pond. They went all about it on the ice. 1633.--Puritans: Neal says, Hardly a vessel came into these ports but was crowded with passengers for New England.
place unknown. There are, however, persons bearing the name in Lancashire; and, between Little Baddow and Malden, co. Essex, there is a village called Tuftes. Peter Tufts was one of the earliest and largest land-owners in our town of Malden; and it is perhaps a fair supposition, that he named his home for his English birthplace. He is supposed to have immigrated 1638-40; and was admitted a freeman, May 3, 1665, being then an inhabitant of Malden. He bought land in Medford, in 1664, of Mrs. Nowell, which descended to his son, Capt. Peter Tufts. His wife was Mary----, who d. 1703, aged 75. He d. May 13, 1700, aged 83, and lies buried, with his wife, in Malden churchyard. His children were--  1-2Peter, b. 1648.  3Jonathan, b. 1657.  4John, b. 1665.  5Mary, m. John Edes.  6Elizabeth, m. Joseph Lynde, bro.-in-law of Pet. Tufts, jun.  7Mercy, m. Joseph Waite.  8Sarah, m. Thomas Oakes.  9Persis, d., unm., 1683.  10Lydia, d., unm., 1683. 1-2Peter Tufts, of Medford, commonly
. Lightering, 392. Lincoln, 30. Locke, 530. Lyceums, 295. Lynde, 44. Magoun, 48, 360. Manners and Customs, 452. Manning, 36. Mansor, 530. Map, 421. Markham, 36, 42. Martin, 36. Mather, 205. Mayhew, 36. Maverick, 2. McClure, 49. Medford a Town, 119. Melvin, 44. Methodist Society, 270. Michelson, 42. Middlesex Canal, 295. Mills, 392. Moore, 36. Mystic Church, 273. Mystic River, 6. Name, 1. Newell, 36, 44. Norton, 74. Nowell, 3, 7, 9, 14, 37, 43. Noyes, 36, 97, 121. Nutting, 531. Oakes, 36. Oldham family, 531. Oldham, 89, 100. Oliver, 538, 570. One Hundred Laws, 101. Osgood, 236, 240, 531. Oysters, 387. Palmer, 37. Parker, 51, 52, 531. Patch family, 532. Paterson, 533. Patten family, 533. Pauperism, 441. Peirce family, 533. Pemberton, 36. Pepperrell, 538. Perkins, 534. Perry, 534. Physicians, 302. Pierpont, 262, 312. Polly, 151, 534. Ponds,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nowell, increase 1590-1655 (search)
Nowell, increase 1590-1655 Colonist; born in England in 1590; sailed for Massachusetts with John Winthrop in 1630; was commissioner of military affairs in 1632; and secretary of Massachusetts in 1644-49. He died in Boston, Mass., Nov. 1, 1655.
esire respite till the next day to consider of his answer, he hath now delivered in this before written, which, upon his free submission and acknowledgement of his error, the Court hath accepted for satisfaction, and thereupon pardoned his said offence, and given order that it shall be recorded, and such as desire copies thereof may have the same. John Haynes, Governor, Rich: Bellingham, John Winthrop, Tho: Dudley, John Humfry, Willm. Coddington, Willm. Pinchon, Atterton Houghe, Increase Nowell, Simon Bradstreete.Mass. Rec., i. 358-360. This Mr. Pratt was a physician in the New Town, or Cambridge, for several years. He and his wife were drowned near the coast of Spain in December, 1646, as related by Winthrop. Savage's Winthrop, II. 239. He was not the only dissatisfied person, though less cautious than others in expressing his feelings. As early as May, 1634, this spirit of dissatisfaction became so general among the inhabitants of the New Town, that they proposed t
e same in subordination to the company here (in London). Those present were desired to privately consider this matter, and bring reasons in writing pro and con at the next General Court, and meanwhile to preserve secrecy, that the same be not divulged, probably fearing that King James' government might defeat their purpose. On August 26, 1629, or within a month after this meeting, an agreement was drawn up between John Winthrop, Thomas Dudley, Richard Salstonstall, William Vassall, Increase Nowell, and others, all now good old New England names, to embark by the 1st of March next . . . to pass the seas (under God's protecton), to inhabit and continue in New England; provided, always, that before the last of September next, the whole government, together with the Patent for the said Plantation, be first, by an order of Court, legally transferred and established to remain with us and others which shall inhabit said Plantation, etc. On August 29, 1629, another general court of the compan
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