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.
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
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