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Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Charlestown schools in the Eighteenth century. (search)
mending the school bell. June 15, 1724, Mr. Seth Sweetser was chosen school master. Mr. John Foye law directs, for their approbation of Mr. Seth Sweetser, jr., for a grammer school master. His salthy gentleman. The amount appropriated for Mr. Sweetser's salary grew year by year. But the appare 1746, the amount voted in town meeting for Mr. Sweetser's pay reached the very considerable figure ented personally, as May 14, 1739, we read: Mr. Sweetser prays for an increase in his salary, and gets £ 180. 1746, Mr. Sweetser prays for more salary, and considering the depreciation of money, £ 25s which probably tried more souls than one, Mr. Sweetser's success seems to have suffered a decline.zed to agree with some other instructor, if Mr. Sweetser refused to accept the sum offered him, £ 15But matters of importance, in some of which Mr. Sweetser was indirectly concerned, demand that we gotmen shall agree with some person to assist Mr. Sweetser in teaching the school or shall erect anoth
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Charlestown schools within the peninsula Revolutionary period (search)
t year, and it is recorded that there will be no appropriation until the choice of a schoolmaster be made. The meeting then and there, by hand vote, elected Mr. Seth Sweetser as master of the grammar and writing school for the year ensuing, and his salary was fixed at £ 500, equivalent to £ 66 13s. 4d., lawful money. He accepts, to visit the school every three months with one of the ministers of the town, & to use our best endeavors to put a stop thereto, & to begin to-morrow, the day Mr. Sweetser takes possession. Accordingly, the selectmen, with Rev. Mr. Hull Abbott, visited the school, and told the scholars they were determined the guilty should not anxious men in council. Minutes of their proceedings had to be sent to similar bodies in other sections, inquiries answered, resolutions drafted. Altogether, Mr. Sweetser, the faithful guardian of the grammar school, as clerk and corresponding secretary of these conventions, may well have had his mind diverted from his pupils.
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Charlestown schools within the peninsula Revolutionary period (search)
ols within the peninsula Revolutionary period By Frank Mortimer Hawes (Continued.) In giving our brief sketch of Mr. Sweetser, we are not able to state precisely when his term of service ended as schoolmaster. January 20, 1755, he was chosen tisastrous events of 1775. An obituary notice of him may be found in the Boston Gazette, under date of his death. Seth Sweetser, Jr., born February 5, 1704, was of the fourth generation from the original settler of the same name, who came to this c. Joseph Stimpson, a former teacher of Charlestown, mentioned in an earlier article of this series, and the cousin of Seth Sweetser. The most interesting thing about this Robert Calley is that he left a manuscript diary in eight volumes. Wyman madto have a grammar (Latin) schoolmaster in this town. (Query: Had there been no school of this rank since the days of Seth Sweetser?) Mr. H. P. Sweetser was added to the committee to see about a grammar master. June 19, 1786. It is voted to sell
hn, 78, 80. Stone, Samuel, 77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86. Stone, Deacon, Samuel, 82, 85. Stone, Samuel, East, 85. Stone, Samuel, Sr., 83, 85. Stone, Samuel, West, 85. Stone, Sara A., 73. Stone, Sarah, 78. Stone, Simon, 73, 79. Stone, Symond, 73. Stower River, 25. Strickland, Charles, 42. Sudbury, Mass., 78. Sullivan, James, 8. Susan and Ellin, 50. Swan, Samuel, Jr., 67. Sweetser, Abigail, 12. Sweetser, Henry Phillips, 65, 67. Sweetser, Colonel, John, 38, 65. Sweetser, Seth, 12, 44, 64, 65, 67. Sycamore Street, Somerville, 42. Symmes, Jack, 69. Symmes, William, 16. Talbot Mills, 1. Temple, Robert, 31. Temple, Robert, Jr., 31. Ten Hills, 30, 31, 33, 41. The Farms, 78, 79, 82, 83, 84, 85. The Farmers, 83. The Rocks, 53, 55, 56. Thorning,, 24. Three Pole Lane, 24. Tindall, Margaret, 26. Torrey, —, 22, 24. Town Hill, 67. Trevett, Robert, 12. Tring, Hertfordshire, Eng., 65. Trinity College, 25. Trumbull, Frances, 68. Trumbul
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public School of Medford. (search)
s 1771Aug.-Dec. ‘72Jonathan Norwood1771Entered Harvard from Lynn, b. 1752 1772Dec.-Mch. ‘73Theodore Parsons1773from Newbury, b. 1751 1773Mch.-Aug. ‘73Samuel Poole1770from Reading, b. 1751 1773Oct.-Dec. ‘73Thomas Farrington1773from Amesbury, b. 1749 1773Dec.-Mch. ‘74William Stearns1770b. 1749, Lunenburg d. 1784 at Worcester. There was a John Watson from Plymouth class of 1766 1774Mch.-July, ‘74Jona Watson1774from Braintree b. 1754 1774July-Sept. ‘75Moses Taft 1775Sept.-April, ‘77Seth Sweetser 1777Apr.-Nov. ‘78Abel Morse 1778Nov.-Apr. ‘791757Edward Brooksb. 1733 Rev. Edw. was chaplain on the Hancock, returned to Medford 1777, died 1781. 1775from Gloucester 1779June-June, ‘80Samuel Chandler1779from Andover 1780Aug.-July, ‘81Williams Brooks1780from Lincoln 1781Aug.-July, ‘82George Hall1781from Medford 1782Oct.-June, ‘83Artemas Baker1782from Templeton, b. 1759 1783Nov.-Jan. ‘84[Henry] Wight1782from Medfield, b. 1752 1784May-July, ‘84FredericPark
f Gilbert Blanchard and his wife, came from England in 1639, and is noticed at length in Medford Historical Register, vol. 6, p. 20. II. Samuel, son of Thomas and——, was born in England, August 6, 1627. He married, 1st, Mary, daughter of Seth Sweetser, January 3, 1655, and 2d, Hannah Doggett, June 24, 1673. He lived on the Blanchard farm till 1686, and had ten children born there. In 1686 he removed to Andover, where he was a prominent citizen. He died there, April 22, 1707, aged 80. III. Joshua, son of Samuel and Mary (Sweetser), a carpenter and mason, was born in Charlestown, August 6, 1661, and lived on that part of the Blanchard farm owned by his father. He married, 1st, Elizabeth——, who died July 15, 1688, aged 21; 2d, Mehitabel——, who died January 10, 1742, aged 76. He died July 15, 1716, in his 55th year. The three gravestones can be seen in the old burying ground in Malden. He had eight children. IV. Samuel, son of Joshua and Mehitabel, was born in Ch