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y strengthened in our ancestors' hearts, when, by the charter of Oct. 7, 1691, Plymouth was annexed to Massachusetts.
May 10, 1643: The General Court say that the whole plantation, within this jurisdiction, is divided into four shires; to wit, Essex, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Suffolk.
Each had eight towns, except Norfolk, which had six.
June 4, 1689: Ensign Peter Tufts was chosen by the town as Representative, according to the Honorable Council's signification.
May 21, 1690: Peter Tufts and virtuous community.
Votes in Medford for representatives in Congress.
Dates of Election.Names.No.
Dec. 18, 1788.William Hull16.
Oct. 4, 1790.Elbridge Gerry46.
Nov. 2, 1792.Suffolk, Fisher Ames16.
Essex, Benjamin Goodhue16.
Middlesex, Samuel Dexter12.
For the three counties, or district.
Nov. 2, 1792.John Coffin Jones15.
For the state at large, except Maine.
Nov. 3, 1794.Benjamin Goodhue30.
Nov. 7, 1796.Samuel Sewall (unan
mmeline M., b. Dec., 1819.
7Lydia A., b. Dec., 1821.
8Cordelia, b. Dec., 1823.
1TOMPSON, Jonathan, m. Abigail----, and had--
1-2Phebe, b. Jan. 15, 1713.
3Ruth, b. Oct. 30, 1715.
4Jonathan, b. Apr. 10, 1720.
By 2d wife, Lydia Nutting, whom he m. Feb. 25, 1720, he had--
5Lydia, b. Dec. 12, 1720.
1Tufts, Peter, was b. in England, in 1617; parents and birthplace unknown.
There are, however, persons bearing the name in Lancashire; and, between Little Baddow and Malden, co. Essex, there is a village called Tuftes.
Peter Tufts was one of the earliest and largest land-owners in our town of Malden; and it is perhaps a fair supposition, that he named his home for his English birthplace.
He is supposed to have immigrated 1638-40; and was admitted a freeman, May 3, 1665, being then an inhabitant of Malden.
He bought land in Medford, in 1664, of Mrs. Nowell, which descended to his son, Capt. Peter Tufts.
His wife was Mary----, who d. 1703, aged 75.
He d. May 13, 170