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of his brother Samuel's children and their heirs male. There is another clause in the will of Isaac Royall, senior, which has given rise to ingenious surmising as to the identity of his wife. He leaves certain property to my daughter-in-law, Ann Oliver, the wife of Robert Oliver of Dorchester. Brooks (History of Medford) and Harris (New England Royalls) state that Isaac Royal married Elizabeth, daughter of Asaph Elliot of Boston, which is undoubtedly correct. Harris further states that thisd was Henry Vassall of Cambridge, who died about 1769. His brother John, who built the Longfellow house, left several children, one of whom (John) married Elizabeth, the daughter of Ann and Robert Oliver; his sister, Elizabeth Vassall, married Ann Oliver's son Thomas, who was the last royal lieutenant-governor, and who suffered at the hands of a Cambridge mob because of his appointment as one of the mandamus councillors. Isaac Royall of Medford was married in Kings Chapel, March 27, 1738, to