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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 7 1 Browse Search
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0 Benjamin Peirce0100054010 Nathaniel Peirce0100060027 William Willis0100011064 Jonathan Hall0100080057 Stephen Hall10001620120 Pacifall Hall01000150069 Samuel Polly100030016 Jonathan Blanchard000030000 Richard Belsher000039000 Peter Seecomb2000159083 Ebenezer Nutting01000120071 Isaac Farewell0100030011 Peter Waitt0100000000 Samuel Polly, jun.0100000000 Francis Lock0100000000 Aaron Blanchard0100000000 Mr. James Tufts000046046 Mr. Thomas Tufts0100069028 Mr. Samuel Brooks010010301011 Mr. Jonathan Dunster000069000 Captain Josiah Convers000060000 Jabesh Brooks000011000 Joseph Wright000011000 John Francis, jun.040000000 Richard Rookes01eph Tufts0300156077 John Bradshaw, jun.060094021 Jonathan Bradshaw0300106020 Nathaniel Hall0300940011 Nathaniel Francis030096013 Stephen Francis030040004 Samuel Polly030041004 Benjamin Tufts0600510012 Aaron Blanchard030041014 Benjamin Weber030041004 Jonathan Weber030041004 William Benford030000012 John Atwood030000004
w; but we do know that Cambridge and Medford did contend stoutly that the living man did not belong to them. When the question of habitancy arose, the justice of the King's Court would cite the towns interested in the case, and require from them the fullest proofs in every particular; and, when a town got rid of a pauper, it seemed to call forth a general thanksgiving. The final decision gave the pauper in this case to Medford; and, in 1709, the town passed a vote to put him to board at Samuel Polly's, at three shillings a week. But their beneficiary must have something more than board; therefore we soon find the town furnishing one coat for John Man, £ 1.13s.; one pair of stockings, 4s. That his clothes wore out, we have record-proof in the following item: Oct. 27, 1713: Voted a pair of leather breeches, a pair of shoes and stockings, to John Man. 1718: Voted to defend the town against vagrants, and to prevent their coming to rest in it. Paupers coming upon the town were thought