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Matthew Cradock. by Walter K. Watkins of Malden. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, February 7, 1903.] IN 1634, a Herald's Visitation of London was made by St. George, the Herald. Like our modern canvasser for the census and city directory, the Herald got his imformation from the head of the house, if at home, and in those days, as now, the English shopkeeper and merchant dwelt over his own shop. We may safely assume that the following pedigree was furnished by the governor himself. Zzz. We find therefore that his grandfather was Matthew of Stafford, as given by Hon. Francis Brinley in 1854, and copied from a Staffordshire Visitation, in the Herald's office, College of Arms, London. In a pedigree presented in 1855 by Mr. Whitmore, as furnished by Mr. Somerby, the grandfather of Matthew, the governor, is given as William, gent. merchant of the Staple of Carmarthen, 1597, which is manifestly wrong. In the will of Governor Cradock he gives to the poor o
Papers and addresses. 1905-6. October 16.—Vacation Experiences. Hon. William Cushing Wait. Followed by a social hour. November 20.—Major General Benjamin Lincoln and the War of the Revolution. Mr. A. P. Soule of Hingham. December 18.—Russia and the Russo-Japanese war. Rev. H. W. Stebbins of Boston. January 15.—Tufts College. Rev. F. W. Hamilton, D. D., Acting President. February 19.—Lemuel Cox, (1743-1806) Medford Bridge Builder and Inventor. Mr. Walter K. Watkins of Malden. March 19.—Annual Meeting. April 16.—Side Lights on the Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party. Charles G. Chick, Esq., President Hyde Park Historical Society. May 21.—Ye Olde First Meeting House of Medford. Mr. Moses W. Mann. Supplementary course. December 2.—Japan and the Japanese-Russian war. Marshall P. Thompson, Esq., Boston. January 6.—The Metropolitan Park System. Illustrated. Mr. John Woodbury, Sec. of Commission, Boston. February 3.—Medford in 1865. Ho