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ertained that the original name of the town was Metford—after a county seat Governor Cradock in England in Staffordshire called Metford and that he named his new town from that and that in his will he called it Metford in New England. The above date is two years subsequent to the publication of the book which contains many other interesting notes and is the property of the Medford Historical Society. In Staffordshire Names and Places p. 10 (1902) we find Meaford, 1 1/2 m. N. W. of Stone D Domesday Book. Mepford, Metford; 1173 Medford; 1251, later Mefford. Meaford lies on the Trent, where it is crossed by the great road from London to the N. W. The terminal ford doubtless applies to the passage of the river. Despite the D. Domesday Book. forms the prefix may be accepted as Med which is difficult to interpret. It may represent A. S. Anglo Saxon. maed, a meadow, but meadow-ford is not a satisfactory interpretation. There is a small stream running into Trent at M
e Membership. H. N. Ackerman. Edward M. Peters. Miss Elizabeth R. Carty. Mrs. Ella J. Fuller. Abner H. Barker. Mrs. H. A. C. Scott. William Leavens. J. A. C. Emerson. Andrew F. Curtin. E. Earl Blakely. Miss Annie E. Durgin. Mrs. Lester H. Williams. Miss Annie P. Danforth. Frank S. Gilkey. Percy W. Richardson. Papers and Addresses. George H. Remele. Moses W. Mann. Miss Annie E. Durgin. J. P. D. WlNGATE. Miss lily B. Atherton. Percy W. Richardson. Miss Katharine H. Stone. Mrs. John Googins. F. H. C. Wooley. Wilson Fiske. Historic Sites. Moses W. Mann. John H. Hooper. Herman L. Buss. Miss Catherine E. Harlow. Miss Ella L. Burbank. Genealogy. Miss Eliza M. Gill. Miss Annie E. Durgin. Miss Hetty F. Wait. Henry E. Scott. Heraldry. Charles B. Dunham. John Albree. Charles H. Loomis. Charles M. Green. C. W. M. Blanchard. Library and collection. George H. Remele. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Miss Martha E. Hayes. Miss li