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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Some errors in Medford's histories. (search)
. . . Bounded northerly with Charlestown line, southerly with Mistick river, westerly with Mr. Wade's land, easterly on land of the said Peter Tufts (this land of Tufts was the Nowell farm). The date of this deed was April 20, 1677. Again in Book 8, page 36, of the records before mentioned, Peter Tufts, Senior, of Charlestown, Cradock house. The deed is dated November 26, 1680. That this sale did not include the one dwelling-house and barn mentioned in the deed from Executor Russell to Tufts, will be shown by quoting from the will of Peter Tufts, Senior: I give to my son Peter, 20 acres of upland lying next his house, and the dwelling house standing th Oakes four acres and thirteen poles of land, with an old house upon it. This was the same house, and a portion of the twenty acres bequeathed, not sold, to Capt. Peter Tufts by his father, Peter Tufts, Senior. To conclude the history of this old house, reference may be had to an inventory of the estate of Edward Oakes of Medford