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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., The history of the Royall house and its occupants. (search)
ent proportions. When purchased in 1732 by Isaac Royall the work of enlarging was put into the handto the home dining room to be served. Isaac Royall, Sr., died in 1739. The title then passed to Isaac Royall, Jr. When the estate was appraised in 1740, it was valued: House at 50,000 pounds in the Colonies. Such was the home of Col. Isaac Royall, a man more sinned against than sinning, in the opinion of many writers. Royall family. Isaac Royall's ancestors were genuine ColonistIsaac Royall's ancestors were genuine Colonists and shared the trials and tribulations of the people of those days. The name of Royall appears ineat wealth as a planter and merchant. Isaac Royall, Jr., was born in Antigua in 1719, and a sisteeting dealt out with no niggardly hand. Isaac Royall, at the age of sixty-seven, died in his bea Dorchester cemetery at Upham's Corner. Isaac Royall, Jr., then fell heir to his father's estate, without stopping to pay their respects to Colonel Royall and family. He was actively interested in[7 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., The Cradock house, past and future. (search)
granddaughter of Ann Dudley, the poetess. Her father had the splendid name of the Reverend Seaborn Cotton, and belonged undoubtedly to that distinguished family of ministers. The first son by this marriage was named Cotton Tufts, a son who died too soon to suffer jest upon his name. Another child who was to mean much to the later history of Medford was Simon Tufts, graduated at Harvard in 1724, the first physician of Medford. It was Dr. Simon Tufts who was the warm personal friend of Isaac Royall and used his powers of persuasion to hold Sir Isaac to the cause of the colonies, and who, after the latter's voyage to England, became agent of his estate, protecting it against the fury of the patriots and endeavoring to gain permission for Royal] to return to his native home. The son of Dr. Tufts, Dr. Simon Tufts the Second, was also one of Medford's trusted physicians. There was, of course, a third Peter Tufts, oldest son of Captain Peter. A short time before his death Captain P