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y shillings. 1644.--Medford was called to mourn the death of its founder, Matthew Cradock, Esq.; and, in 1649, lost a friend and neighbor, in the death of Governor Winthrop. 1644.--It was customary with the early settlers in Medford to attend public worship in the neighboring towns when they had no preaching within their own a serious loss to have the go-to-meeting-bonnet injured, the following semi-tragic scene occurred near Mystic Bridge. We give the narrative in the words of Governor Winthrop ( Journal, vol. II. p. 161): One Dalkin and his wife, dwelling near Meadford, coming from Cambridge, where they had spent their sabbath, and being to pass omflammable materials used to express the jubilation. The first register of deeds in Middlesex County chosen, Dec. 20, 1784. There was but one candidate,--William Winthrop, Esq.,--who received seventeen votes in Medford. 1785.--Aunt Jenny Watts, of Medford, carried baked puddings and beans, on horseback, in market-baskets, t
de of Charles River, had already been settled; but it is doubtful whether a distinct line of separation had been established. Between these two towns a spot was selected as a fit place for a fortified town, about six months after the arrival of Winthrop with the fleet of emigrants in 1630. The selection was partially made Dec. 21, 1630, and definitely determined Dec. 28, 1630. Houses were erected here in 1631 by Thomas Dudley, Deputy Governor, and by a few others. It was ordered by the Gove it in any place to prejudice a plantation already settled. Ibid., p. 119. After examining several places, the congregation of Newtown came and accepted of such enlargement as had formerly been offered them by Boston and Watertown. Savage's Winthrop, i. 132, 142. This enlargement embraced Brookline, Brighton, and Newton. Brookline, then called Muddy River, was granted on condition that Mr. Hooker and his congregation should not remove. They did remove; and thus this grant was forfeited.
ail to do so. controversy between Dudley and Winthrop. earliest inhabitants. Canal. Palisade. aime to consider further about it. Savage's Winthrop, i. 45, 46. Dudley, describing the events of his resolution, to bind all the assistants Winthrop was then Governor, and Dudley Deputy Governorgreement, except Dudley and Bradstreet. Governor Winthrop indeed erected a house; It has been sled to a sharp controversy between Dudley and Winthrop, which was at length decided by the elders inmay have been good and sufficient reasons why Winthrop should prefer to remain in Boston rather than Winettsemet, XXX.s. Mass. Col. Rec., i. 98. Winthrop says that Watertown objected against the vali freemen, except that of elections. —Savage's Winthrop, i. 71, note. Six months later, there wass not appear on the records of the Court; but Winthrop says, under date of Aug. 14, 1632, The Braint There were Mr. Hooker's Company. Savage's Winthrop, i. 87. Mr. Hooker did not arrive until more [4 more...]
dship, assistance and civility to us, when visited with the small-pox. I find no record of the number of lives destroyed in Cambridge by this visitation of the small-pox. But its ravages were frightful in Boston during the previous year. Professor Winthrop recorded the fact, in his interleaved Almanac, that while only five persons in Cambridge had the disease in 1751, of whom three died, in Boston, with a total population of 15,734, 5,060 whites had it the natural way, of whom 470 died; also,the powerful steam-engines recently introduced. The Town Record of Births and Deaths in the last three quarters of the eighteenth century is very imperfect; all the deaths recorded between 1722 and 1772 are contained on two folio pages. Professor Winthrop inserted brief bills of mortality, for a few years, in his interleaved almanacs, which afford a glimpse of the truth:— 1758. Bill of mortality in first Parish in Cambridge. The First Parish then embraced what is now the whole city.
therefore shall use our utmost endeavors to prevent the operations of government from being obstructed to gratify the restless disposition, or to promote the sinister views, of any designing party. By order and in behalf of the Selectmen, William Winthrop, Chairman. When the Constitution of the United States was submitted to the several States, in 1788, for adoption, although it narrowly escaped rejection, being violently opposed by those who had recently manifested disaffection towardsHouse, fronting Harvard Street, between Plympton and Linden streets: long the residence of Dr. Sylvanus Plympton and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Manning. and Col. David Phips. House, on Arrow Street, near Bow Street; for many years the residence of William Winthrop. Of this circle of friends Madame Riedesel speaks in her Letters. Her husband was a General, captured with Burgoyne's Army, and was quartered in the Lechmere House, at the corner of Brattle and Sparks streets. She says,— Never had I c
ge, almost the whole of East Cambridge, and a portion of Cambridgeport. In connection with William Winthrop and the heirs of Francis Foxcroft, they opened and graded the road from Canal Bridge to thenry Hill, Aaron Hill, No land of Aaron Hill was taken. Rufus Davenport, Royal Makepeace, William Winthrop, Harvard College, and John Phillips, over what is called Foxcroft Street, to the Common in s amounting to $2,055; whereof the sum of $1,327 was awarded to Andrew Craigie, and $292 to William Winthrop. The town, considering it to be unreasonable that Mr. Craigie should claim and receive down was petitioner for a jury to assess the damages, if any, suffered by Andrew Craigie and William Winthrop for land taken for the highway from the Canal Bridge to Cambridge Common, had accidentally ge. It may be added, that the same proceedings were had in regard to the damage awarded to William Winthrop; and the jury, in like manner, determined that the said Winthrop has sustained no damage.
ace and Arlington Street, now called Stone Court. The names and the number of the wretched convicts who suffered the extreme penalty of the law at this Place of execution, are unknown to me. One horrible example, however, was recorded by Professor Winthrop, in his interleaved Almanac, under date of Sept. 18, 1755: A terrible spectacle in Cambridge: two negroes belonging to Capt. Codman of Charlestown, executed for petit treason, for murdering their said master by poison. They were drawn upon streets, and was conveyed to the town by deed dated March 29, 1779. For some reason this estate proved unsatisfactory; and the town voted, March 1, 1785, that Mr. Caleb Gannett, Stephen Dana, Esq., Capt. John Walton, Deac. Aaron Hill, and William Winthrop, Esq., be a committee to inquire whether there is any person who is desirous to purchase the house and land belonging to the town, situate near the causeway, which was bought for a workhouse and almshouse, and what price it will fetch; and t
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
their respective offices. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., VII. 12. Under this date, Winthrop says,— A fast at Newtown, where Mr. Hooker was chosen pastor, and Mr. Stone teacher, in such manner as before at Boston. Savage's Winthrop, i. 115. As he says nothing concerning the organization of the Church at that time, it would seem probf the former, embracing probably a very few of its members who remained here. Winthrop, who undoubtedly was present, describes with much particularity the organizatihurches thanks for their assistance, and so left them to the Lord. Savage's Winthrop, i. 180. The organization of this Church is commemorated in A Discourse on th wee yeelded it Elder Frost for his owne; at that time it was worth but 5l. Winthrop says that in 1640 cattle and all commodities grew very cheap. (II. 7.) And Huat no loss of a public man in our country was more lamented, except that of Gov. Winthrop a few months before. Geneal. Dict. It is much to be regretted that no mo
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
haniel Bethune. 1796, John T. Apthorp,Andrew Craigie. 1797-1799, Leonard Jarvis,Samuel W. Pomeroy. 1800, Samuel W. Pomeroy,Abraham Biglow. 1801, Abraham Biglow,Richard Richardson. 1802-1803, Richard Richardson,Jonathan Bird. 1804-1809, William Winthrop,Ebenezer Stedman. 1810-1813, William Winthrop,Abraham Biglow. 1814-1815, Abraham Biglow,Samuel P. P. Fay. 1816-1819, Abraham Biglow,William D. Peck. 1820, Abraham Biglow,J. F. Dana. 1821-1825, Abraham Biglow,Jonathan Hearsey. 1826-1828William Winthrop,Abraham Biglow. 1814-1815, Abraham Biglow,Samuel P. P. Fay. 1816-1819, Abraham Biglow,William D. Peck. 1820, Abraham Biglow,J. F. Dana. 1821-1825, Abraham Biglow,Jonathan Hearsey. 1826-1828, Abraham Biglow,Samuel P. P. Fay. 1829-1832, Joseph Foster,Abraham Biglow. 1833-1835, Joseph Foster,Samuel P. P. Fay. 1836-1840, Samuel P. P. Fay,Isaac Lum. 1841, Charles C. Foster,James Greenleaf. 1842, James Greenleaf,Isaac Lum. 1843, Isaac Lum,Luther Foote. 1844, C. Gayton Pickman,Charles Chase. 1845-1846, C. Gayton Pickman,William E. Carter. 1847-1851, William C. Bond,William E. Carter. 1852, George P. Bond,John M. Batchelder. 1853-1859, George P. Bond,Charles F. Foster. 1860, H
Hancock1 Samuel Hastings1 John Wyeth1 Nathaniel Jarvis1 William Bordman1 Capt. [John] Walton1 Jotham Walton 1 John Hastings1 Moses Richardson1 Stewd [Jona.] Hastings1 John Foxcroft2 ——Frost3 John Kidder1 William Manning2 [Thomas] Farrington3 Samuel Chandler1 Thomas Barrett1 Stephen Palmer3 James Read 1 Samuel Hill1 Robert Twadwell1 Joseph Welch1 Samuel Champney1 John Wyman1 William Manning2 Isaac Bradish 2 Doct. [William] Kneeland1 William Gamage4 Mr. [John] Winthrop3 Thomas Hastings2 Ebenezer Bradish1 William Darling1 William Howe1 Mr, [Thomas] Marsh1 Deac. [Samuel] Whittemore2 Capt. [Ebenezer] Stedman3 Israel Porter1 John Phillips, Jr.2 Stephen Randall1 Edward Marrett1 John Manning1 Owen Warland4 Doct. [Francis] Moore1 Samuel Hicks1 Edward Prentice1 Samuel Hinds1 James Kettell1 Francis Moore1 Joseph Cooke1 Judge [Edmund] Trowbridge 3 Rev. Mr. [Nathaniel] Appleton1 Jonathan Ireland1 Hunt & Flagg3 Hubbard Russell1 Stephen Sew
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