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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Some old Medford houses and estates. (search)
th the bounds as defined by the General Court. As a consequence, under date of October 7, 1640, the General Court voted that Mr. Tynge, Mr. Samuel Sheephard and Goodman Edward Converse are to set out the bounds between Charlestown and Mr. Cradock's farm on the north side of Mistick River. It was at this time that the line shown upon the map was definitely settled. About one hundred years later some question arose between Medford and Charlestown as to a portion of the boundary line near Mystic pond, and it was settled by making a new line which is also shown upon the map. In 1687, a committee of Medford and Charlestown settled the boundary line between the two towns on the easterly side of Medford. Mr. Cradock's heirs sold the estate in 1652 to Mr. Edward Collins of Cambridge. Mr. Collins, by deed dated August 20, 1656, sold to Mr. Richard Russell of Charlestown about 1,600 acres of land, with the mansion house and other buildings. This sale comprised all the land of the Cradoc