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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 3 1 Browse Search
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nor were appointed by the King. Before his election to the new Council, he had been appointed one of the judges of the Superior Court. His associate, Judge Sewall, in his Journal, thus refers to his appointment: Tuesday Dec. 6, [1692.] A very dark cold day; is the day appointed for chusing of Judges. Wm. Stoughton Esq. is chosen Chief Justice, 15 votes (all then present): Tho. Danforth Esq., 12: Major Richards, 7: Major-Genl. Winthrop, 7: S. S., Samuel Sewall. 7. . . . . This was in Col. Page's Col. Nicholas Paige. rooms, by papers on Wednesday, Xr. 7th, 1692. Two days, it seems, were devoted to this selection of judges. Dec. 8, Mr. Danforth is invited to dinner, and after pressed to accept his place. This place, which he seems to have accepted with some hesitation, he retained through life, and presided in a court at Bristol, less than two months before his death. It is due to the reputation of Danforth, to state emphatically, that he was not a member of the court wh
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
uch larger church, at the westerly corner of Main and Vernon streets; services were held in the Sabbath-school room as early as Sept. 1, 1866; the whole house was completed in Dec. 1867, and was consecrated Oct. 2, 1873. The several Rectors of the Church have been as follows: Rev. Darius-Richmond Brewer, from Dec. 4, 1842, to June 9, 1844; Rev. Edmund-Farwell Slafter, D. C. 1840, from July 21, 1844, to Sept. 30, 1846; Rev. Moses-Payson Stickney, from June 1, 1847, to April 7, 1851; Rev. William-Putnam Page, from Aug. 1851, to April 26, 1863; Rev. Charles Seymour, from Sept. 23, 1863, to March 31, 1866; Rev. Edwin-Bailey Chase, from Aug. 1, 1866, to Oct. 1, 1874, who died May 6, 1875. Rev. Edward M. Gushee, B. U. 1858, became Rector at Easter, 1875. With the exception of the Reverend grade of the several Rectors is unknown Messrs. Slafter and Gushee, the College to the writer of this history. The Wardens have been as follows:— 1842,Simon Greenleaf,G. F. R. Wadleigh. 1843-184