Congestion did not trouble families as much then as it does today, apparently, for Captain Peter brought up a family of seven sons and seven daughters in the Cradock house, but this family was well to do and Captain Peter was captain of the military company and for thirteen year's Medfords first representative lo the General Court.
At all events, father or son built the new brick house, and Captain Peter was probably the first to dwell in it, somewhere between 1677 and 1680.
I like to think that perhaps he took there his first bride, Elizabeth, in 1670, and that there was born iof Medford's trusted physicians.
There was, of course, a third Peter Tufts, oldest son of Captain Peter.
A short time before his death Captain Peter Tufts conveyed to this oldest son of his fortyr ship-building and for fire.
On Sundays the family attended the first meeting-house, where Captain Peter built a pew for himself in the best location, an indication of his important position in the
Young Peter, who successively was Ensign, Leftenant and Captain Peter, was twenty-two when he took unto himself a wife, Elizabeth Lynde of Malden a century.
But the big brick house awaited and housed the large family of Captain Peter that were to help people the Medford that was to be. His neighbors and assering.
Preparing for this, one Brooks provided neats toong and cheese, and Captain Peter must have killed the fatted calf for veall for the fast, and Mrs. Hall entes Medford's first physician.
And Simon had just attained his majority when Captain Peter passed away in 1721.
We read that the property his father Peter bequeathedfather Peter bequeathed him in Medford consisted of seventeen acres of land, five of which were at Snake-hole.
And where was Snake-hole?
Was it the wonderful tunnel we were told of when we visited the fine old home of Captain Peter?
We don't think so; still, we have a little curiosity as to that locality and how it got the name.
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