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Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Some thynges of ye olden tyme. (search)
20 Payd for 9 times going to call the church together at 8d. a time060 Given to our sister Grissell in a hard time050 Sent our sister Manning a leg of mutton011 Payd Mr. Palsgrave for physic for our sister Albone 026 Payd for a goat for goody Albone to goodman Prentiss 010 Payd to John Shepheard for a fower gallon bottell to bring sack for the sacrament030 Payd to Mrs. Danforth in her husband's absence, in silver, the sume of 25 shillings for wine, sugar and spice at the buriall of Mrs. Chauncy who deseaced the 24 of the 11.67150 In 1668 the second minister of the church, the matchless Mitchel died. He had succeeded to the church and the parsonage and had married the widow of his predecessor. He died in an extreme hot season and there is the record of the payment to goodman Orton of Charlestown for making a carpaluing to wrap Mr. Mitchell and for doing something to his coffing that way 4s. This wrapping was of cloth covered with tar. When the grave was opened a few years
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Historic churches and homes of Cambridge. (search)
l graveyard, ablaze in autumn with golden-rod. The yard is fully two hundred and sixty-four years old, and had been used about one hundred and thirty years before Christ Church was built. Here lie Stephen Day, first printer of this continent north of Mexico; Elijah Corlet, first master of the Faire Grammar School; Thomas Shepard, first pastor in Cambridge; also Jonathan Mitchell, Nathaniel Gookin, William Brattle, Thomas Hilliard, and Mr. Appleton; and of the Harvard presidents, Dunster, Chauncy (on whose tomb is a Latin inscription), Oakes, Leverett, Wadsworth, Holyoke, Willard and Webber. Here are also Governor Belcher, Judge Remington, Mrs. Brattle; and under Christ Church is the old Vassall tomb, containing ten coffins-those of the family and also one of the black servants of the family, and one probably of Lieutenant Brown, the English officer who was shot by a sentry. In the yard stands a monument erected to the memory of Mr. Hicks, Moses Richardson and William Marcy, who f