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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 114 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 112 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 94 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 40 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 24 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 18 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 18 0 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 12 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 10 0 Browse Search
The picturesque pocket companion, and visitor's guide, through Mount Auburn 8 0 Browse Search
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he parallel of latitude indicated. It is bounded on the east by Charles River, which separates it from Boston; on the south by Charles River,Charles River, which separates it from Brookline and Brighton; Brighton and Charlestown have recently been annexed to Boston; but they have not yet ceaste bounds. Charlestown and Watertown, on the northerly side of Charles River, had already been settled; but it is doubtful whether a distincged of late in length, reaching from the most Northerly part of Charles River to the most Southerly part of Merrimack River. Coll. Mass. Hisor both Brighton and Newton are wholly on the southerly side of Charles River. The portion of Dedham, which now constitutes the town of Need The inhabitants of the territory left on the south side of Charles River petitioned to be made a separate precinct, as early as 1748, anhird Parish, or Little Cambridge. The whole territory south of Charles River was incorporated, under the name of Brighton, Feb. 24, 1837. M
into England), to build houses at a place a mile east from Watertown, near Charles River, the next spring, and to winter there the next year; that so by our exampleies who in a rage might pursue them, and therefore chose a place situate on Charles River, between Charles Towne and Water Towne, where they erected a town called Nele: June 14, 1631, Mr. John Maisters hath undertaken to make a passage from Charles River to the New Town, twelve foot broad and seven foot deep; for which the Courti. 88. This canal still exists on the westerly side of College Wharf, from Charles River nearly to South Street. It was a natural creek, enlarged and deepened thus nded by Sparks, Wyeth, and Garden streets, Harvard and Brattle squares, and Charles River. For cultivation, lands were assigned in the impaled Neck, and afterwards Pond, called the Fresh Pond meadows. The marshes on the northerly side of Charles River received distinctive names. The tract lying westerly of Ash Street was cal
. cartway. Windmill-hill. timber not to be sold out of the town. first Constable elected. surveyor of highways. lots not improved to revert to the town. first Townsmen or Selectmen. Surveyors of lands. The New Town seems never to have been incorporated by specific act. It was originally set apart by the government for public use; and it was from the beginning recognized as a distinct town. As early as June 14, 1631, the Court provided for the making of a canal or passage from Charles River to the New Town, and, in ordering a tax of thirty pounds, Feb. 3, 1631-2, to defray the expense of a pallysadoe about the New Town, assessed one tenth part thereof on that town, as related in Chapter II. There is no recorded evidence, however, of any municipal transactions by the New Town until March 29, 1632, when the Town Book of Records was opened; since which time a continuous record has been preserved. The first transaction recorded was the agreement by the inhabitants of the New
s fees, and xiid. for himself. ——1640. Granted unto Joseph Cooke a farm of 400 acres of the nearest upland adjoining to his meadow lying beyond Cheesecake Brook Cheesecake Brook is in the westerly part of Newton. and between that and Charles River; and also liberty to go with a straight line, (on the hithermost side of his meadow on this side Cheesecake Brook), down by the edge of the highland, to Charles River. At the same meeting grants of farms were made to other persons, to witCharles River. At the same meeting grants of farms were made to other persons, to wit: to Samuel Shepard 400 acres adjoining and beyond the farm of Joseph Cooke; to Capt. George Cooke, 600 acres; to Edward Goffe, 600 acres; to John Bridge, 350 acres; severally about the outside of the bounds between Watertowne, Concord, and Charlestowne. During this period, the General Court passed several orders, affecting the comfort and prosperity of the people dwelling here:— Oct. 28, 1636. The Court agreed to give 400l. towards a school or college, whereof 200l. to be paid the nex<
son and John Jackson in behalf of the inhabitants of Cambridge Village, on the south side of Charles River, this Court doth judge meet to grant the inhabitants of the said village annually to elect oon. The humble petition of us, the inhabitants of Cambridge Village, on the south side of Charles River, showeth, that the late war, as it hath been a great charge to the whole Colony, so to us in exhibited against them by their Brethren and Neighbors of the Village on the South Side of Charles River. To omit what they express by way of narration, declaring the loss of lives and estates tprieties, we answer, 1. That the inhabitants of Cambridge now dwelling on the north side of Charles River have well nigh three thousand acres of land that is laid out into several lots, some ten, son answer to the petition of the inhabitants of Cambridge Village, lying on the south side of Charles River, sometimes called New Cambridge, being granted to be a township, praying that a name may be
armers, upon their being dismissed from the town, shall annually pay to our Town Treasurer such a proportion of our part of the charge of the Great Bridge over Charles River in Cambridge as shall fall to them according to their annual proportion with us in the Province Tax. (2) Voted, That the said Farmers shall pay their proportioy lying west of Sparks Street and south of Vassall Lane was transferred from Watertown to Cambridge by the General Court, by a line described thus: To begin at Charles River, and from thence to run in the line between the lands of Simon Coolidge, Moses Stone, Christopher Grant, and the Thatchers, and the land of Colo. Brinley and Ers killed at Cambridge and the neighboring towns about this time, and several persons killed by them.—Life of Belknap, p. 11. and being closely pursued took to Charles River; whereupon several boats put off from Charlestown, and one from the west part of this town, which last shot and entered two bullets into him; but not killing
o Somerville; on the north by Somerville and Miller's River; on the east by Charles River; on the south by School Street, from the point of beginning, to Moore Streeline extended in the direction of the Great Dam, which is still visible, to Charles River, crossing Third Street near its intersection with Munroe Street. (See the Pake the place available as a port of delivery, canals were constructed from Charles River through the Great Marsh, giving an extensive water-front. These canals arecondensed as follows:— Broad Canal, 80 feet wide, from low-water mark in Charles River to Portland Street, parallel with Broadway and Hampshire Street, at the disnd the Corporation was to have the right to pass through the said canals to Charles River, so long as the canals should remain open. Cross Canal, bounded by two sss Canal, 30 feet, to the point of beginning. This dock was connected with Charles River by a creek, over which was the bridge, long known as Little Bridge, at the
hat a ferry was established in 1635 across Charles River (at the foot of Dunster Street), from whic 2001. towards the building a bridge over Charles River, upon condition the same may be effected wourt is recorded: Whereas, the Bridge over Charles River, which was first erected at the cost of th, that the Great Bridge in Cambridge, over Charles River, be repaired from time to time, one half a, amend, and repair, the Great Bridge over Charles River in Cambridge; the land to be laid out in t required to rebuild the Great Bridge over Charles River, the expense to be borne in proportion to to erect at his own expense, a bridge over Charles River, from Lechmere's Point in this town to Bar empowered to erect a pile bridge over the Charles River between the city of Cambridge and the town, empowering them to build a bridge across Charles River, between West Boston and Canal Bridges, buetting forth, that the Canal Bridge across Charles River, between the west end of Leverett Street, [1 more...]
rly side of Main Street, nearly opposite to Osborn Street, which was occupied until a new Almshouse was erected at Riverside. The town purchased, Dec. 9, 1836, of Amos Hazeltine, for $5,600, eleven and a quarter acres of land, bordering on Charles River, and extending from Western Avenue nearly to River Street, together with two acres and three quarters on the opposite side of Western Avenue, extending from the river to Putnam Street. A committee reported in April, 1838, that a brick Almshon of Cambridge may be divided, and that that part thereof lying westerly of Lee Street and a line drawn in the direction of said street northerly to the boundary line of Somerville, and southerly to Watertown Turnpike, and by said Turnpike to Charles River, may be incorporated as a distinct town, by the name of Cambridge. Legislative action was postponed until the next General Court, when a supplementary petition was presented, identical with the former, with slight verbal changes, except t
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
Gardner, and Moses Griggs, and their estates, who shall be exempted from all ministerial taxes to said precinct, so long as they shall live or reside within the same, or until they or either of them shall give their hands into the Secretary's Office of this State, desiring that they with their estates may be considered as part of said precinct. The subsequent proceedings are related by Dr. Holmes in Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., VII., 36, 37: In 1780, the church members on the south side of Charles River in Cambridge presented a petition to the church, signifying their desire to be dismissed and incorporated into a distinct church, for enjoying the special ordinances of the gospel more conveniently by themselves. The church voted a compliance with their petition; and they were incorporated on the 23d of February, 1783. The Reverend John Foster was ordained to their pastoral charge, November 4, 1784. Besides the incorporation of the second and third precincts, resulting in the establi
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