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13, 1774. It contains all the records during the ministry of Rev. Mr. Porter, and that of Rev. Mr. Turell. It records births, baptisms, and marriages, the doings of the church, the admissions to tan was placed on the most important committees. On the Sunday after his death, July 10, 1768, Mr. Turell preached two funeral sermons from Phil. i. 21. The first person in Medford who seemed to hav, and long in a miserable condition. A long period of happiness at last arrived in the times of Turell and Osgood; and, for more than a century, Medford has appeared one of the most thriving villages large brick house, on the north side the market-place, was the first copy of Col. Royal's. Rev. Mr. Turell's house, now owned by Jonathan Porter, Esq. is a good example of another style; also the ona part of it; the next was by the easterly side of Mr. T. Magoun's house; the next was east of Mr. Turell's house, the lane is yet open; the next was at the Rock Hill, and the old Woburn road was part
erformed his duties acceptably in that office. When Harvard Hall was burnt, Jan. 24, 1764, and the entire library of the College destroyed, he contributed most generously for the purchase of another. The first mention of him in the Medford Records is May 8, 1754, when he was chosen Moderator in the town-meeting. For sixteen years, he was Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. He died of small-pox, in England, in 1781, and was buried there. His wife died in 1770. Funeral sermon by Rev. Mr. Turell. We have shown above how the virtues and hospitality of his character secured his estates from confiscation, when those of his sons-in-law, Mr. George Erving and Sir William Pepperell, were not spared. But when it was subsequently testified that he had gone voluntarily to our enemies, and his estates were therefore confiscated in 1778, he writes to Mr. Edmund Quincy, of Boston, 1779, complaining bitterly of this injustice, declaring that he had been prevented from returning to Medfo
ates; and, after hearing a few, they voted (May 25, 1724) to hear Mr. Turell two sabbaths, and Mr. Lowell one sabbath, and then make a choice.ct. 28, 1718, to Aug. 2, 1721, they gathered £ 15. 5s. 8d. Rev. Ebenezer Turell. This gentleman was a native of Boston, born 1701, and garatory service, the town proceeded to elect, unanimously, the Rev. Ebenezer Turell to be their pastor and teacher,--a hundred pounds settlemed strangers' money, to be paid semi-annually. To this invitation Mr. Turell returned the following answer, dated Aug. 31, 1724:-- Fora never fade away, through Jesus Christ. Amen. Yours to serve, E. Turell. Sept. 19, 1724: This answer was considered, accepted, and fum the church and the town to settle as colleague pastor with Rev. Ebenezer Turell. There were sixty yeas, and six nays. The six gentlemen (S Yeas, 67; nays, 5. Salary, eighty pounds (lawful money) during Mr. Turell's life, and ninety pounds afterwards. The opponents of this proc
ft of Mrs. Sarah Ward, 1725. One silver cups, gift of Deacon Thomas Willis. Two silver cups, gift of Mr. Francis Leathe, 1742. One silver cups, gift of Thomas Brooks, Esq., 1759. One large silver tankard, with a cover,--gift of Rev. Ebenezer Turell, 1760. One smaller silver tankard, with a cover,--gift of Francis and Mary Whitmore, 1761. One large, open, silver can,--gift of Hon. Isaac Royal, 1781. One silver dish,--gift of Hon. Isaac Royal, 1789. One silver dish,--gift o. By a resolve of the church, in 1824, the pewter dish was sold, and a silver one purchased,--thus making the furniture of the table entire and appropriate. Recapitulation. Rev. Aaron Porter,SettledFeb. 11, 1713.DiedJan. 23, 1722. Rev. Ebenezer Turell,SettledNov. 25, 1724.DiedDec. 8, 1778. Rev. David Osgood.SettledSept. 14, 1774.DiedDec. 12, 1822. Rev. Andrew Bigelow,SettledJuly 9, 1823.ResignedJan. 9, 1827. Rev. Caleb Stetson,SettledFeb. 28, 1827.ResignedMar. 24, 1848. Rev. John Pi
ts1701 Aaron Porter1708 John Tufts1708 Ebenezer Turell1721 Simon Tufts1724 Ammi R. Cutter1725 Names in the order of graduation:-- Rev. Ebenezer Turell. Essay on Witchcraft1728 Biograan; and Memoirs of her life and death, by Ebenezer Turell. Before her second year was completed eye had often telegraphed to his heart; and Mr. Turell was not so much surprised as delighted to res rich a blessing in you as you have in him. Mr. Turell will direct you in renewing your espousals t the birth of her first child (still-born), Mrs. Turell writes thus:-- Born to the grave ere iolence, and devotion were salient traits in Mrs. Turell's character. Her husband says of her, Somey hangs such sorrow on your pensive brow? Say, Turell, why the tears so freely flow? If you lament tis alike honorable to both. The death of Mrs. Turell brought deep and lasting sorrow to the hearthe two sermons preached after the death of Mrs. Turell, he says, I now make the dedication of both[3 more...]
lt about the same time, after the same model. Aug. 24, 1727 : Voted to meet in the new meeting-house sabbath-day after next. Accordingly, on Sunday, Sept. 3, 1727, the inhabitants of Medford met for the first time in their new house; and Rev. Mr. Turell preached an appropriate sermon from Psalm LXXXIV. 1: How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! Any special dedicatory services would have been distasteful to a people who had not forgotten the superstitions of Popery, or the persecusurate with their numbers, and at a cost proportionate to their wealth, their first care was for their pastor's family; and they passed the following vote: That the town will build a ministerial pew in the meeting-house, in the place where the Rev. Mr. Turell shall choose. As no pews were built, the people were to sit on long, uncushioned seats, wherever the seating committee should designate. This custom became less and less agreeable; and, by degrees, the just, pacific, and convenient fas
lcher says (1733), Sixteen shillings in these bills will not purchase five shillings lawful money. Lawful money, as distinguished from old tenor, is first mentioned in the Medford records, May 17, 1750. The town voted, May 21, 1751, to give Mr. Turell, as salary for that year, £ 73. 6s. 8d. (lawful money), which was equal to £ 550 (old tenor). In 1754, voted to give him £ 80 (lawful money), which was equal to £ 600 (old tenor). In 1761, £ 10 were equal to £ 75 old tenor, £ 24 to £ 180, an Stock in trade was valued at one-quarter of its worth; male Indian and negro slaves, at £ 15 each; female, at £ 10. To show a list of tax-payers in 1730, and their relative rates, the following town-tax for £ 50--the half-yearly pay of Rev. Ebenezer Turell--is inserted:--  Heads.Real estate.Personal estate.  £s.d.£s.d.£s.d. Captain Ebenezer Brooks090110099 Mr. John Bradshaw0600123039 Deacon John Whitmore030070013 John Richerson, Esq.0300820110 Captain Samuel Brooks030018808
ay 5.By 1 old man for a Lingister3oz. 0.   ----3oz. 0.    How will the above read in the capital of Liberia two hundred years hence? In 1754, there were in Medford twenty-seven male and seven female slaves, and fifteen free blacks; total, forty-nine. In 1764, there were forty-nine free blacks. When the law freed all the slaves, many in Medford chose to remain with their masters; and they were faithful unto death. List of slaves, and their owners' names. Worcester,owned byRev. E. Turell. PompeyDr. Simon Tufts. RoseCaptain Thomas Brooks. PompCaptain Thomas Brooks. PeterCaptain Francis Whitmore. LondonSimon Bradshaw. SelbyDeacon Benjamin Willis. PrinceBenjamin Hall. PunchWidow Brooks. FloraStephen Hall. RichardHugh Floyd. DinahCaptain Kent. CaesarMr. Brown. ScipioMr. Pool. PeterSquire Hall. NiceSquire Hall. CuffeeStephen Greenleaf. IsaacJoseph Tufts. AaronHenry Gardner. Chloe-------- Negro girlMr. Boylston. Negro womanDr. Brooks. Joseph, Plato, Phebe
f witchcraft never penetrated Medford. (See Mr. Turell's narrative.) In 1690, Medford chose a se of the new meetinghouse. Feb. 17, 1731.--Mr. Turell says in his record, Married, standing togethher attended meeting in Medford, Sunday. Rev. Mr. Turell preached. Rev. Joshua Tufts preached i 1743. They destroyed both grass and corn. Mr. Turell preached, July 3, on the event, from Lam. IIwhenever it goes out of town. 1758.--Rev. Ebenezer Turell wrote his first will, in which he gave ,860. 1759.--In recording marriages, the Rev. Mr. Turell often designated the trade or professio. 13, 1768.--Rev. Edward Brooks preached for Mr. Turell. Royalton, Worcester County, Mass., was nof the house of the late Jonathan Brooks. Mr. Turell's Portrait.--In Church Records, vol. III. p the communion-table; and a portrait of the Rev. Mr. Turell, one of the former pastors of this churis lifetime, the above-mentioned portrait of Mr. Turell. The church voted unanimously that this req
cy Dudley, who d. Nov., 1768, aged 41. He graduated at H. C., 1767. By his first wife, he had--  52-82Simon, b. 1750.  83Lucy, b. Apr. 11, 1752.  84Catharine, b. Apr. 25, 1754.   He m., 2d, Elizabeth Hall, Oct. 5, 1769, and had by her--  85Turell, b. 1770; d. June 9, 1842.  86Cotton, b. 1772; insane; d. Feb. 12, 1835.  87Hall, b. 1775; d. at Surinam, July 19, 1801.  88Hepzibah, b. 1777; m. Benjamin Hall.  89Stephen, b. 1779.   His widow d. Aug. 30, 1830, aged 87. He d. Dec. 31, 1786nthony Stoddard, and had--  4-16 1/2 Mary, m.----Whittemore, and had Daniel and Samuel.  17John, b. July 3, 1687.  18Christian, b. Dec. 17, 1688; m. Samuel Bass.  18 1/2Lydia, m. Cornelius Thayer.  19Ebenezer, b. Feb. 5, 1702. 4-19Ebenezer Turell, the minister, grad. 1721; studied with Rev. Benjamin Colman; settled at M., 1724, where he d., Dec. 8, 1778. He m., 1st, Jane Colman, Aug. 11, 1726, who d. Mar. 26, 1735; when he m., 2d, Oct. 23, 1735, Lucy, dau. of Addington Da
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