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granted to the inhabitants of Newe Towne to seek out some convenient place for them, with promise that it shalbe confirmed unto them, to which they may remove their habitations, or have as an addition to that which already they have, provided they doe not take it in any place to prejudice a plantation already settled. Ibid., p. 119. After examining several places, the congregation of Newtown came and accepted of such enlargement as had formerly been offered them by Boston and Watertown. Savage's Winthrop, i. 132, 142. This enlargement embraced Brookline, Brighton, and Newton. Brookline, then called Muddy River, was granted on condition that Mr. Hooker and his congregation should not remove. They did remove; and thus this grant was forfeited. But the grant of what was afterwards Brighton and Newton held good. In the settlement of the line between Cambridge and Charlestown, no indication is given how far the bounds of either extended into the country beyond the line drawn from
mile beneath the town, all agreed it a fit place for a fortified town, and we took time to consider further about it. Savage's Winthrop, i. 45, 46. Dudley, describing the events of 1630, in his letter to the Countess of Lincoln, says, We began ag led to a sharp controversy between Dudley and Winthrop, which was at length decided by the elders in favor of Dudley. Savage's Winthrop, i. 82, 83. Winthrop says Dudley complained of the breach of promise, both in the governor and others, in notch had begun to sit down at Mount Wollaston), by order of court, removed to Newtown. There were Mr. Hooker's Company. Savage's Winthrop, i. 87. Mr. Hooker did not arrive until more than a year later; but the members of his flock, who preceded hims August 3, 1632, that Dudley had empaled, at Newtown, above one thousand acres, and had assigned lands to some there. Savage's Winthrop, i. 84. So much of the impaled land as lies northerly of Main Street was so divided, that the divisions are ea
interpretation of some passages and acknowledging his error in others, he gave satisfaction. Savage's Winthrop, i. 173, 174. This letter, probably written in the previous year, is not known to exi and his wife were drowned near the coast of Spain in December, 1646, as related by Winthrop. Savage's Winthrop, II. 239. He was not the only dissatisfied person, though less cautious than others ihereupon they sent men to see Agawam and Merrimack, and gave out that they would remove, etc. Savage's Winthrop, i. 132. Early in July, 1634, Six of New Town went in the Blessing (being bound to thed them by Boston and Watertown; and so the fear of their removal to Connecticut was removed. Savage's Winthrop, i. 140-142. This enlargement, however, was not permanently satisfactory. The in horse-litter; and they drove one hundred and sixty cattle, and fed of their milk by the way. Savage's Winthrop, i. 187. Their possessions in New Town were purchased by Mr. Shepard and his friends
as not effectual; for Winthrop adds five years later, in 1639, there were so many Lectures now in the country, and many poor persons would usually resort to two or three in the week, to the great neglect of their affairs, and the damage of the public, etc. The General Court attempted to correct the evil; but the Elders, or Pastors of Churches, manifested such a keen jealousy of their rights, that the attempt was abandoned, and all evidence of it was suppressed, or excluded from the records. Savage's Winthrop, i. 144, 324-326. It is further ordered, That there shall be a double rail set up from the Pine Swamp fence to West-end Field fence, for the milch cows to lie in, on nights, and that no other cattle whatever to go there, either swine, goats, mares, or the like. This fence was where Linnaean Street now is, and was the northern boundary of the cow-common; the other sides were bounded by the present Garden Street and North Avenue. Feb. 8, 1635-6, Agreed with Mr. Chapline
d from us, and cattle and all commodities grew very cheap, which enforced us at the next General Court, in the eighth month, to make an order, that corn should pass in payments of new debts; Indian, at 4s. the bushel; rye, at 5s., and wheat, at 6s.; and that upon all executions for former debts, the creditor might take what goods he pleased (or, if he had no goods, then his lands), to be appraised by three men, one chosen by the creditor, one by the debtor, and the third by the Marshall. Savage's Winthrop, II. 7. To this state of things Mr. Hooker probably referred when he renewed his efforts, in the letter already quoted, to persuade Mr. Shepard and his congregation to remove. But why they should remove to Connecticut rather than to some other part of Massachusetts does not very plainly appear. There were large tracts of unappropriated lands here. There is no evidence that Mr. Shepard or his people had any jealousy, such as some have supposed to operate on their predecessor
Corwin, and Peter Sargeant; Council Records. It is said that Saltonstall left the court, being dissatisfied with its proceedings. and it completed its bloody work before the next December, when the Superior Court was organized, of which Danforth was a member. Notwithstanding he held no judicial office during this period (except that he was one of the first Justices of the Peace and Quorum), the name of Danforth has often been very improperly associated with the witchcraft tragedy. Even Savage, familiarly acquainted as he was with the history of that period, was so forgetful as to say that he was appointed in 1692, judge of Sup. Court for the horrible proceedings against witches. Genea. Dict. The only connection he had with those proceedings, so far as I have ascertained, is mentioned by Hutchinson. Hist. Mass., II. 27-29. Before the arrival of Governor Phips, he presided as Deputy-governor, over a Court of Assistants at Salem, April 11, 1692, for the examination of accused
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
ys,— A fast at Newtown, where Mr. Hooker was chosen pastor, and Mr. Stone teacher, in such manner as before at Boston. Savage's Winthrop, i. 115. As he says nothing concerning the organization of the Church at that time, it would seem probable thaem before the day of ordination. Then he gave the churches thanks for their assistance, and so left them to the Lord. Savage's Winthrop, i. 180. The organization of this Church is commemorated in A Discourse on the Cambridge Church Gathering in oncerning the attempt which was evidently made to secure him as a teacher of the church of which Mr. Shepard was pastor. Savage describes Geneal. Dictionary. him as of Dedham, 1638, a famous minister of Wrentham (which is about 30 miles N. E. frominister at Lynn and elsewhere. Besides these, John, a son of the second wife, survived the father, but died young. And Savage, who surely will not be considered a partial judge, says, So well employed had been his short life, that no loss of a pub
provision was made for Mr. Patrick and Mr. Underhill; and at the next meeting, three weeks later, the sum of fifty pounds was assessed upon the several plantations, for the maintenance of the same persons. Mass. Col. Rec., i. 75, 77.s These were the commanders of the incipient militia. Of Daniel Patrick, Winthrop says, This Captain was entertained by us out of Holland (where he was a common soldier of the Prince's guard) to exercise our men. We made him a captain, and maintained him. Savage's Winthrop, II. 151. He resided a short time in Watertown, but came to Cambridge before May 1, 1632, Ibid., i. 74. and remained here until Nov. 1637, when he removed to Ipswich, and subsequently to Stamford, Connecticut, where he was killed by a Dutchman in 1643. During his residence here, the tract of upland surrounded by marsh, on which the Powder Magazine stands at the foot of Magazine Street, was granted by the town to him; and since that time it has been known as Captain's Island.
Alice Cox, perhaps dau. of Moses of Hampton. Savage, Gen. Dict. 2. Matthew, s. of Matthew (1), raham Morrill. He removed early to Hartford. Savage. Eaton, Nathaniel, styled a schoolmaster bye the dates of Births, on the County Records. Savage has some of them different. I know not which ter 4 Oct. 1681, and he m. Hannah, wid. of Habijah Savage of Boston, and dau. of Edward Tyng, who suonsumption. Mr. Gookin m. Hannah, dau. of Habijah Savage (whose wid. Hannah was the last w. of Gen.anfield, and pardoned by advice of the crown. Savage's Gen. Dict. 3. Nathaniel, s. of William (1gift, dau. of Gov. Benedict Arnold of Newport; Savage suggests that the two wives may have been sistof the war); but God took him away childless. Savage's Winthrop, i. 173; II. 239. Prentice, Thomthe Castle; he removed to Yarmouth about 1638 (Savage, Gen. Dict.), was of Barnstable 1645, and of Sar. 1639-40 and d. in Boston 2 Jan. 1660. See Savage, Gen. Diet. Stearns, Charles, of Wat., had [6 more...]
Adams's gate. By w. Rebecca, he had Jacob, b. 25 Jan. 1715-16; George. b. 2 Oct. 1718; Rebecca, bap. 24 June 1721; Rebecca, bap, 22 Nov. 1724; Samuel, bap. 12 Mar. 1726-7. Abdy, Matthew, Boston, came in the Abigail, 1635, from London, was a fisherman; by w. Tabitha, dau. of Robert Reynolds of B., who d. 1661, had Mary, b. 24 May 1648, and Tabitha, 24 Nov. 1652; besides Matthew, named in the will of his grandfather R. He next m., 24 May 1662, Alice Cox, perhaps dau. of Moses of Hampton. Savage, Gen. Dict. 2. Matthew, s. of Matthew (1), b. about 1654, m. Deborah, dau. of Andrew Stevenson of Camb., and wid. of Robert Wilson of Sudbury. Widow Ruth Abdy, who d. 10 Dec. 1762, aged 93, was a subsequent wife of Matthew. He is supposed to have resided at the S. W. corner of Mt. Auburn and Holyoke streets, and to have died in 1730, leaving no posterity. For several years he was a fisherman; but in 1718 he was appointed College Sweeper and Bedmaker, an office in which his widow succee
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