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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 10 0 Browse Search
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On the 30th of May, when we came to Nantasket, Now Hull. says Capt. Roger Clap, A young man of twenty-one years, who came out of Plymouth, in Devon. one of her passengers, in his memoirs, Capt. Squeb would not bring us into Charles River, Wood's N. E. Prospect, 1634, gives Mishaum, Mishaumut—Charlestowne, and the names of Rivers of note in the following order: Saugus, Mistick, Mishaum, Naponset, & c. where the Mishaum is the only one corresponding in position to the Charles. Capt. Johcramped for room The government having at first permitted no man to live more than half a mile from the meeting-house in his town. Watertown people, being farmers chiefly, were soon widely scattered. for the pasturage of their cattle. In 1634 Wood says of the people of New-towne:—The inhabitants most of them are very rich, and well stored with Cattell of all sorts; having many hundred Acres of ground paled in with one generall fence, which is about a mile and a half long, which secures all
a great Pond divided between the two Towns. Newtown and Watertown. Fresh Pond is meant. This description of the Pond and Fall, Josselyn himself borrowed from Wood's New England's Prospect, 1634. A mile and a half from the Town is a great Fall of Fresh Waters, which convey themselves into the Ocean throa Charles River. . . . f the publick Treasury six shilling in full of the above account. 1776, Feby. 26. Examd and allowd. £ 0:6:0 Not Recorded.ABRAM Watson THOs Plympton Aaron Wood Joseph Locke. [Endorsed]. This may Certifye that the within named Sam Colby's Mss Notes. Bowers Did the service within mentioned. James Barrett. Jun10 ——— Errors Excepted.£ 1:12:6 PD. Elkanah Wales. [endorsed]. April 29, Examd and allowed£ 1:12:6 ABRAM Watson NATHL Mighell THOS Plympton Aaron Wood. Elkanah Wales married Susanna Coolidge, a daughter of Nathaniel Coolidge, who kept a tavern from 1764 to 1770, the first house on the south side of the r