r his men being absent from training diverse times.
March 4, 1633-4, the Ware att Misticke is granted to John Winthrop Esq psent Gouvr & to Mr Matthewe Cradocke of London mercht.
to enjoy to them & their heires forever.
Of this locality William Wood, in his New England's Prospect, published in London in 1634, says of Misticke: there be not many houses as yet. At the head of this river are great and spacious ponds, whither the alewives press to spawn.
On the east side is Master Cradock's England, and what he could not provide himself with, Cradock promised to send after him.
Cradock, in a letter to Winthrop, September 13, 1636, says, I am harteley glad to heare of the good approbacion of our newe Gouvernour there Mr Vane.
In Wood's works there is no mention of a house on Cradock's plantation; there surely was none of brick, like the present pretentious structure.
All the ground, as well upland as meadowe, lyeing & being betwixte the lands of Mr Nowell & Mr Wilson, on th