eresting interview with Captain Hinckley, who though well nigh a nonagenarian, is still actively engaged in the insurance business in Boston, and who followed the seas for several years after the loss of the Living Age. His voyages were to St. John, N. B.; London; Antwerp; Gibraltar; Malaga; and to Batavia, Java, the latter with a cargo of ice for Frederick Tudor.
It is somewhat remarkable that these were also made in four Medford-built vessels, the Cygnet, Horsburgh, Vancouver, and /osiah Quincy. The N. B. Palmer, in which he returned after the wreck of the Living Age was not here built.
Captain Hinckley modestly disclaims the title, and says it was hard to say no to the offer of the ship owners of a captain's position, pay and privilege, having served thus temporarily in those his youthful days.
But the title has clung and effort to shake it off has been unavailing.
He tells us that the owners of the Living Age lost two other ships in that same fateful Pratas Shoal, and tha
chool in the town agreeable to the prayer of the petition of said town presented to the court in June last: provided the plat exceeds not the quantity of a thousand acres and does not interfere with any former grant.
Sent up for concurrence
J. Quincy, Spkr.
In House of Representatives Dec. 22, 1736
Read again and question put whether the plat shall be accepted, It passed in the negative
Dec. 29, 1736.
Read again and reconsidered and ordered Sent up for concurrence,
J. Quincy, SpJ. Quincy, Spkr.
In Council Dec. 31, 1736.
Read and concurred
Simon Frost.Dep. Sec.
Jan. 1, 1737.
All the above is self-explanatory, but where was the Old Harry's Town?
The N. H. Manual, page 41, under the head of Manchester, says:--
This territory was originally known as Harry town or Old Harry Town-. . . Granted by Mason Apr. 17, 1735, to Capt Wm Tyng's Snow-shoe men and hence called Tyngstown Incorporated as Derryfield Sep 3 1751
Medford's town farm.