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ed with the half-acre lot on the corner of Main and South streets, which lot was known by the name of The Gravel Pit. The farm referred to was that of Governor Winthrop, afterwards that of Lieutenant-Governor Usher, and still later that of Col. Isaac Royall, portions of the westerly bounds of which are still in existence. To Christopher Goodwin. Seven Acres. bounded westnortherly by Mrs. Anna Shepherd: north by Mistick River and a Highway to the Ford front the Country Road; eastsoutherly band land of Mrs. Anna Shepherd was forty-one rods. There is, by the records, a place for Gravel. About one-half an acre, of land, on Mistick River just above the Bridge, bounded as follows:—westerly by land formerly Jonathan Tufts' now Brigadier Royall's, 10 1/2 rods: northerly on said Tufts' land next the marsh 7 rods: from whence a two pole way running down to the River, butting easterly on the Country road 5 1/2 rods: and southerly upon the way that leads to the Ford or landing-place, 9
r years in abeyance, renewed its visitation in 1764. Town Records, Volume III., page 131. The warrant, which was issued in his Majesty's name, April 13, 1764, called all the freeholders together for a consideration of the raging epidemic. At the meeting it was voted that a gate should be erected across the main road, and a smoke house be built near the Medford great bridge (which is now Cradock bridge). This house was erected on the west side of Main street, and about forty rods from Colonel Royall's house. It was also voted that another should be erected at the West End, and suitable guards be kept at the town's expense. The Selectmen were to take full responsibility for the erection of the fences and houses, and were to provide a guard of such persons as they saw fit. The idea of erecting a gate across the main road was a good one, because it prevented travellers from Boston and vicinnity, which was the base of smallpox epidemics in Massachusetts, from entering Medford without
ight, JonathanCharlestown, Sept. 9, 1760In family of Samuel Wakefield. 3 months old. Brooks, Jonas     Anna (wife)Woburn (no date)In house of Abigail Brooks. Brothers, SarahReading, Sept., 1763Nov. 30, 1763Dau. Mrs. Thos. Richardson. Brown, AbigailBoston, Oct. 2, 1759Nov. 21, 1759Taken in by Phebe Tufts. Bucknam, EbenezerStoneham, abt. May 1, 1764Dec. 3, 1764     Mary (wife)    Sarah (child) Buckman, Edward(Bucknam)  Sarah (wife)    & negro VenusStoneham, May 4, 1763Tenant of Col. I. Royall. Bucknam, Jacob    Lyclia (wife)    & childBraintree, April, 1756Nov. 27, 1756 Bucknam James (child)Notice from Town of Boston, Aug. 27, 1803. Bucknam, JamesMaiden, Dec., 1764Mar. 1, 1765 Mary (wife)     Mary Children    Phoebe Children    James Children    Ebenezer Children    William Children    Joses Children Bucknam, JamesJan. 30, 1791 Bucknam, JosesJan. 30, 1791 Bucknam, LeonardJan. 30, 1791Boatman. Son of James. Bucknam, Moses