d of the old wooden fence, or pales.
The corporation of Harvard College contributed one sixth part of the expense, as appears by their Records under date of Oct. 20, 1735: Whereas there is a good stone wall erected and erecting round the burying-place in Cambridge, which will come to about £ 150, and whereas there has been a considerable regard had to the College in building so good and handsome a wall in the front; and the College has used, and expects to make use of the burying-place as Providence gives occasion for it; therefore, Voted, that as soon as the said stone wall shall be completed, the Treasurer pay the sum of twenty-five pounds to Samuel Danforth, William Brattle and Andrew Bordman, Esq., a committee for the town to take care of the said fence.
After another hundred years, in his Preface to Epitaphs from the old burying-ground in Cambridge, 1845, Mr. William Thaddeus Harris says, It is rather surprising, that, in this age of improvement, Cambridge should fall behind her
Abbott, Daniel, owned a house in 1635, at the N. W. corner of Holyoke and Mount Auburn streets, which he sold to John Russell, and removed to Providence, R. I., about 1639.
No trace is found here of his family.
2. George, in 1715, purchased a building lot, near 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 Mat