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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 466 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 392 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 132 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 67 1 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 56 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 41 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 33 9 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910 22 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 22 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 16 0 Browse Search
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e designated by their former names. on the west by Watertown, Belmont, and Arlington; on the north by Somervillparently without definite bounds. Charlestown and Watertown, on the northerly side of Charles River, had alreain East Cambridge. The line between Cambridge and Watertown was not definitely established until April 7, 1635nt as had formerly been offered them by Boston and Watertown. Savage's Winthrop, i. 132, 142. This enlargemelot, or the Ten Hills Farm, to the nearest part of Watertown. But the Court, March 3, 1635-6, agreed that NeweStreet and south of Vassall Lane, was set off from Watertown and annexed to Cambridge, April 19, 1754, Ibid., . Bond conjectured that the first meeting-house in Watertown stood on this tract of land, not far from the present residence of James Russell Lowell.—Hist. Watertown, p. 1046. except the Cambridge Cemetery and a few acresl 27, 1855. Mass. Spec. Laws, x. 360. The line of Watertown was thus carried about a half a mile further westw
first day of the same month: We met again at Watertown, and there, upon view of a place a mile benefter divers meetings at Boston, Roxbury, and Watertown, on the twenty-eighth of December, we grew ting of a pallysadoe about the New Town; viz. Watertown, VIII.l. the New Town, III.l. Charlton, VII. Mass. Col. Rec., i. 98. Winthrop says that Watertown objected against the validity and justice ofland Street. The Path from Charlestown to Watertown was probably travelled before the New Town wtreets were sundry highways. The highway to Watertown extended from Brattle Square through Brattle identical with the Path from Charlestown to Watertown. From this highway three others diverged soto Windmill-hill, now Ash Street; and one to Watertown marsh, not far westerly from the residence oinguished as the highway from Charlestown to Watertown. The original highway to the Fresh Pond fol Frequent reference is also made, in the early records, to the highway from Watertown to Roxbury. [3 more...]
ng, which secures all their weaker cattle from the wild beasts. Boston edition, p. 45. The prosperity of the inhabitants seems not to have been overstated. Of the general tax imposed by the Court, Oct. 1, 1633, Boston, Roxbury, Charlestown, Watertown, and New Town were assessed alike,—forty-eight pounds; Dorchester was the only town in the colony which was required to pay a larger sum,—eighty pounds. In March, 1636, the share of New Town, in a tax of three hundred pounds, was forty-two pounartway of two rods wide unto the same. Windmill-hill was at the south end of Ash Street, near the former site of the Cambridge Gas Works. A windmill was there erected for the grinding of corn, as no mill moved by water-power was nearer than Watertown. This mill was removed to Boston in August, 1632, because it would not grind but with a westerly wind. —Savage's Winthrop, i. 87. The hill was afterwards enclosed by Richard Eccles, who owned the adjoining lands, and it so remained until 1684<
Debates and division in the General Court. the Town accepts enlargement offered by Boston and Watertown. removal to Hartford. supposed personal rivalry. names of early inhabitants. The project to have been understood that the whole territory between that line and the easterly bounds of Watertown was reserved for the use of New Town, however far those lines might extend into the country. New Town came and accepted of such enlargement as had formerly been offered them by Boston and Watertown; and so the fear of their removal to Connecticut was removed. Savage's Winthrop, i. 140-14273. Again he says: A great number of the planters of the old towns, viz., Dorchester, Roxbury, Watertown, and Cambridge, were easily induced to attempt a removal of themselves and families upon the fdmund Lockwood. Died here; family removed to Connecticut. Daniel Patrick. Removed to Watertown. John Poole. Removed to Lynn. William Spencer. Removed to Hartford. John Kir
hols. Removed to Charlestown. Richard Parke. Remained here. William Patten. Remained here. Richard Rice. Removed to Concord. Nicholas Roberts. Names soon disappeared. John Santley. Names soon disappeared. Nathaniel Sparhawk. Remained here. Comfort Starr. Removed to Duxbury. Gregory Stone. Remained here. William Towne. Remained here. Thomas Welles. Removed to Hartford. John Woolcott. A proprietor; but resided in Watertown. Immediately after the arrival of Mr. Shepard's company, they became prominent in municipal affairs, although the larger part of Mr. Hooker's company did not remove until six months afterwards. I quote again from the Town Records:— Nov. 23, 1635. At a general meeting of the whole town, there was then chosen, to order the business of the whole town for the year following, and until new be chosen in their room, Mr. Roger Harlakenden, William Spencer, Andrew Warner, Joseph Cooke, J
y the Town, That the Townsmen should prosecute suit in law against such of the inhabitants of Watertowne as have trespassed in our Great Swamp. At this time Sparks Street and Vassal Lane formed part of the boundary line between Cambridge and Watertown; and the Great Swamp extended northerly from Vassal Lane on both sides of Menotomy River. It would seem that the Townsmen immediately commenced suit against one of the trespassers. In the Court Files of Middlesex County, 1649-50, is still preserved The Reply of Richard Jackson and Thomas Danforth, plaint., in the behalf of the town of Cambridge, against Samuel Thatcher, of Watertown, def., unto his several answers in the action of the cause for taking away wood out of their bounds. In answer to the allegation that the swamp was common property, it is declared that, The present inhabitants of Cambridge purchased the whole dimensions of the town (this legally settled their bounds by order of Court) of the Harford Company about fourt
dogs. Wolf. Draining of a pond in the centre of the town. Stone wall between Cambridge and Watertown. Committee to inspect families, and to prevent improper practices. encroachment on fishing rthe situation of our town, being planted on a neck of land, hemmed about by neighboring towns, Watertown coming on the one side within half a mile of our meeting-house, and Charlestown as near on the feed a small flock of sheep. That our town is thus situated, narrow and long on each wing, Watertown and Charlestown nipping us up close on each side, there needs no proof; it is sufficiently knoertowne bounds and ours, as far as to Rocky Meadow; with gates to the highways from Concord to Watertown and from Cambridge to Watertown. Feb. 14, 1675-6. William Maning, and Nathaniell Hancocke, Watertown. Feb. 14, 1675-6. William Maning, and Nathaniell Hancocke, and John Jackson, and John Gove, are appointed by the Selectmen, to have inspection into families, that there be no bye drinking, or any misdemeanour, whereby sin is committed, and persons from their
ed land, containing about seven hundred acres, lying between Spy Pond and Saunders Brook, near Watertown in the County of Middlesex,—Ordered, That the Sheriff of said County do forthwith after receipt hereof, give public notice both in Cambridge and Watertown, that if any person or persons have any claim or pretence to the said land, that they appear before his Excellency the Governor in Councily have seen meet; and for the securing said lands from damage to ourselves by our neighbors of Watertown, the proprietors of the said lands have, at their great charge, erected a stone wall, more thaThe Reply of the proprietors of those lands lying between Sanders Brook and Spy Pond near unto Watertown, in the County of Middlesex, to an answer made to their address presented to your Excellency aated land, containing about seven hundred acres, lying between Spy Pond and Sanders Brook near Watertown in the County of Middlesex, as also a certain writing presented by Samuell Andrews and others
roat distemper. Representatives to the General Court required to serve gratuitously. part of Watertown annexed to Cambridge. bear shot. fire-engine. bills of mortality. funeral customs It ha the town of Cambridge aforesaid, cross the neck of land lying between Woburn line and that of Watertown side, upon a southwest and northeast course, do pay unto the ministers maintained there; and aout half an hour past twelve, Monday, August 6, 1694. Several gentlemen did accompany them to Watertown, and then returned. At Watertown we met with Lieutenant Hammond and thirty troopers, who wereWatertown we met with Lieutenant Hammond and thirty troopers, who were appointed for a guard to Springfield. We came to our first stage at Malberough, about half an hour past eight in the evening. We lodged at Abraham How's, The Wayside inn, celebrated by Longfello754. The territory lying west of Sparks Street and south of Vassall Lane was transferred from Watertown to Cambridge by the General Court, by a line described thus: To begin at Charles River, and fr
y granted by an act passed June 12, 1824, Ibid., VI. 204. empowering them to build a turnpike from Central Square to Watertown; and it was maintained by the said proprietors, until they sold their whole franchise to the Hancock Free Bridge Corpors was in regard to Mount Auburn Street and Cambridge Street. It has already been stated that the road from Cambridge to Watertown for many years substantially coincided with the present Brattle Street, Elmwood Avenue, and Mount Auburn Street. To shorten the distance between Watertown and West Boston Bridge, the Town appointed a committee, Dec. 26, 1805, to present a petition to the Court of Sessions to establish the road as now laid out from the garden of the Hon. Elbridge Gerry to the garden others upon the road before described. In continuation of this road, and to complete a nearly straight avenue from the Watertown line to West Boston Bridge, the town voted, Sept. 6, 1808, to lay out Mount Auburn Street, from Holyoke Street to Main
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