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ished until March 6, 1632-3, when it was agreed by the parties appointed by the Court, &c., that all the land impaled by the newe towne men, with the neck whereon Mr. Graves his house standeth, shall belong to Newe-town, and that the bounds of Charlestowne shall end at a tree marked by the pale, and to passe along from thence by a straight line unto the midway betwixt the westermost part of the Governor's great lot and the nearest part thereto of the bounds of Watertowne. Mass. Col. Rec., i. 10eshin Ryver, and between that and Concord Ryver, and between that and Merrimack Ryver, not formerly granted by this Court, are granted to Cambridge, so as they erect a village there within five years, and so as it shall not extend to prejudice Charlestowne village, or the village of Cochitawit, etc. Ibid., i. 330, II. 17. This grant was confirmed absolutely, March 7, 1643-4, Ibid., II. 62. The description in this grant is somewhat different from the former: Shawshin is granted to Cambridg, wi
s may serve to illustrate the primitive condition of the town. Aug. 5, 1633. Sundry lots were granted for cow-yards. Sept. 2, 1633. It is ordered, that whosoever hath any tree lying across a highway, and doth not remove it within seven days, or whosoever shall hereafter fall any tree and let it lie cross a highway one day, shall forfeit the tree. Dec. 2, 1633. It is ordered, that no person whatever shall fell any tree near the town, within the path which goeth from Watertowne to Charlestowne, upon the forfeiture of five shillings for every tree so felled. Agreed with Mr. Symon Bradstreet, to make a sufficient cartway along by his pales, and keep it in repair seven years; and he is to have ten shillings for the same. March 2, 1633-4. Granted John Benjamin all the ground between John Masters his ground and Antho. Couldbyes, provided that the windmill-hill shall be preserved for the town's use, and a cartway of two rods wide unto the same. Windmill-hill was at the sout
very month they shall there remain. There is granted unto Frances Greshold, the Drummer, 2 acres of land, lying at the end of Barnebe Lambson's pale towards Charlestowne, in regard of his service amongst the soldiers upon all occasions, as long as he stayeth, with condition, if he depart the town and leave off that service withapt. George Cooke, 600 acres; to Edward Goffe, 600 acres; to John Bridge, 350 acres; severally about the outside of the bounds between Watertowne, Concord, and Charlestowne. During this period, the General Court passed several orders, affecting the comfort and prosperity of the people dwelling here:— Oct. 28, 1636. The Co, Dorchester, Weimoth, Hingham, to be one regiment, whereof John Winthrope, senior, Esquire, shall be colonel, and Tho. Dudley, Esquire, lieftenant colonel: Charlestowne, Newetowne, Watertowne, Concord, and Deddam, to be another regiment, whereof John Haynes, Esqr. shall be colonel, and Roger Herlakenden Esqr. lieftenant colone
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
en quartes of red wine for the use of the Lords tabell upon the 9th day of the tenth month 1638. at 15d. a quart.0.13.9 And for bread for the Lords tabell at that time 8d. For a messenger to goe for the wine 2d.0.1.8 Lent my brother Towne5.0.0 Payd for this booke (to keepe accounts in)0.4.6 Given to Elder Frost the 18 of January 1638-9. 20s.1.0.0 Pd for a lether pillow to put in the cushin to the desk 5s; it wayed 5lb.0.5.0 Payd for sendinge a messenger (goodman Crackbone) to Charlestowne and Roxbery to atayne helpe for preachinge in our pastors weaknes 2s.0.2.0 Payd to goodman Line for 5 quarts and 1/2 pint of wine0.6.6 Payd my brother Towne for his half years alowance1.5.0 and payd him for 5 times goinge with messages to the church0.3.4 Given to Elder Frost the 22 of the 3d month 20s.1.0.0 Given my brother John French 3l.30.0 Given to our brother Hall the 11th of the 4th month toward the rearing of his house that was blown down.1.0.0 For the refresshing my brother
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 17: heresy and witchcraft. (search)
belonging to John Gibson, whose house was within plain view from Mrs. Holman's. Some root of bitterness sprung up between these neighbors, and troubled them, until Mr. Gibson entered a complaint against Mrs. Holman and her daughter as witches, and a warrant of peculiar form was issued for their arrest: To the Constable of Cambridge. You are required forthwith to apprehend the persons of Widow Holman and her daughter Mary, and immediately bring them before the County Court now sitting at Charlestowne, to be examined on several accusations presented, on suspicion of witchcraft; and for witnesses John Gipson and his wife; you are forthwith to bring them away, and not suffer them to speak one with another after their knowledge of this warrant, and hereof you are not to fayle at your perill. Dat. 21 (4) 1659. Thomas Danforth, R. It will be convenient that you charge some meet person to bring away the mayd first, and then you may acquaint the mother also with this warrant respecting her a
nd. Thus, for five years, from 1632 to 1637, Cambridge was the Headquarters of one of the two principal military commanders. And when a more perfect organization of the militia was made, Dec. 13, 1636, the whole being divided into three regiments, Cambridge had a large share of the honors. Thomas Dudley, one of the founders of the town, was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the first regiment; and seven years later he was elected Major-general of all the militia. It was further ordered, Charlestowne, Newetowne, Watertowne, Concord, Deddam, to bee another regiment, whearof John Haynes, Esqr., shalbee colonell, and Rogr. Herlakenden, Esqr., leiftenant colonell. Mass. Col. Rec., i. 187. Both were Cambridge men; the former had been Governor of Massachusetts, and was afterwards for many years Governor of Connecticut; the latter was one of the Assistants, and remained in office, both civil and military, until Nov. 17, 1638, when he departed this life. At the session of the General C