Having until that time exercised the whole power of the Colony, both legislative and judicial, the General Court ordered, March 3, 1635-6, That there shall be four courts kept every quarter; 1.
at Ipswich, to which Neweberry shall belong; 2.
at Salem, to which Saugus shall belong; 3.
at Newe Towne, to which Charlton, Concord, Meadford, and Waterton shall belong; 4th, at Boston, to which Rocksbury, Dorchester, Weymothe, and Hingham shall belong.
Every of these Courts shall be kept by such maent Lyceum Hall.
This Court House stood where the Market House was erected more than a century later.
Its position is indicated on a pen and ink plan drawn about 1750, and here reproduced by permission of its owner, Henry Wheatland, M. D., of Salem.
The Court House (called Town-house on the plan) stood further south than is here represented,—its northerly end being several feet south of the southerly front of the meeting-house. It appears by the Proprietors' Records that at a meeting of th
28, 1822, was ordained Oct. 2, 1823, and was installed here Oct. 1, 1842, having previously been settled at Troy, N. Y., Salem, Washington, N. H., and Lynn.
He resigned Sept. 28, 1845, and was afterwards pastor at Claremont, N. H., South Orange, Mich office he still sustains.
Rev. Benjamin F. Bowles was ordained in 1848, and held the pastoral office successively at Salem, Southbridge, Natick, Melrose, Manchester, N. H., and Worcester.
He was installed here Dec. 6, 1868, and resigned Jan. 3reenport, N. Y., and Waterville, Me. Rev. Sumner Ellis, ordained at Boston, Nov. 1851, and successively pastor at Boston, Salem, Brighton, Lynn, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Newark, had charge of this parish, as stated supply, from April 1, 1872, to Sept1829, and after preaching for short periods in several places, and laboring abundantly in the cause of education, died in Salem, June 6, 1866. Rev. James D. Green, H. C. 1817, born in Malden, Sept. 8, 1798, was ordained at Lynn, Nov. 3, 1828, and in