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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Lawrence Light Guard.—Continued. (search)
eeting house, which had been built on land bought from John Albree. A large pewter platter which he gave his daughter, Lydia, on her marriage is still in existence, even though one of her descendants did use it as a cover for a flour barrel. During the twenty years subsequent to the making of the list, seven of those pewholders passed on to where congregations ne'er break up and Sabbaths have no end. Of these seven there is only one whose inventory shows he had a time-piece; that was Dr. Simon Tufts. His inventory lists first his real estate, then after the two slaves, Pompey and Abraham, peculiarly personal property, is mentioned one watch, £ 35. After this minute examination of the homes, possible only through the exactness of the old appraisers, we must conclude without doubt that time-pieces were rare in Medford in the early decades of 1700, and that the appearance of a clock, seen in the possession of these two orphans, was an event to be noted and remembered. The reco
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., Strangers in Medford, (continued from vol. 4, no. 2). (search)
y (wife)  Isaac   Abigail ChildrenCharlestown, May, 1759Nov. 21, 1759 Cook, Joseph  Isaac   Abigail Children  and the othersBowdoinham at the Eastward, May or June, 1766Nov. 8, 1766 Cook, LydiaFeb. 1, 1780 Cook, MaryCharlestown, Nov. 25, 1766May 16, 1767Young child in family of Benjamin Teel. Copeland, JamesAug. 31, 1797 Corey, ThomasJan. 30, 1791 Corrigell, James  Elizabeth (wife)Boston, July 2, 1760 Crane, DavidJan. 30, 1791 Cowen, ElizabethMaiden, Sept. 3, 1758Maid in family of Simon Tufts. Cozens, Nathaniel  Rebecca (wife)  and a childNov. 29, 1754 Cristie, MarthaNotice from Town of Boston, Aug. 27, 1803. Crocker, John and familyStonehamFeb. 26, 1755 Names.From. Date.Warned out.Remarks. Crowell, Aaron  wife and familyJuly 10, 1751 Crowell, Robert  wife and familyJuly 10, 1751 Cutter, DavidWoburn abt. May 18, 1757Feb. 8, 1758Taken in by Wm. Faulkner   Mary (wife)  one childTo James Long's farm of Medford. Cutter, ElizabethWoburn, on or before D
A Package of old letters. Extracts from letters written by Simon Tufts Son of Dr. Simon Tufts, Jr., and Lucy, daughter of Gov. JosepDr. Simon Tufts, Jr., and Lucy, daughter of Gov. Joseph Dudley, born April 7, 1750. Left home about 1775 to seek his fortune in the East. to Benjamin Hall, Jr. Son of Benjamin Hall and Hepzibaford, Aug. 9, 1754; died Sept. 19, 1807; married Lucy, sister of Simon Tufts, 1777. Omeidpore in BENGAL This letter is addressed to Mr. B1800 . . . When you see Aunt Brooks Mercy, daughter of Dr. Simon Tufts, Sr., and Abigail (Smith), born Oct. 19, 1742; married Thomas Broto be witness of it. I am Dr Hall Your very affectionate S. Tufts. Cape Town Cape of Good Hope February 1802. Mrs. Lucy Hall, ing to you an account of the death of your Brother, our friend Mr. Simon Tufts. He departed this life on the fifteenth of this present monthd ring, all of which he desired might be sent to you. Executors and administrators of Mr. Simon Tufts's Estate, Jos. Bray W. S. Venables.