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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Some errors in Medford's histories. (search)
was of Ipswich, and father of Jonathan and Nathaniel Wade of Medford. Neither of the Wades owned la. Mr. Nicholas Davison. . . who lived near Mr. Wade. . . [P. 42.] Mr. Davison left Medford years before Mr. Wade came here. 1658 In answer to the petition of the inhabitants of Mistick. . . present location of the city of Everett. Mr. Wade. . . came over in 1632. [P. 43.] This MrMr. Wade settled in Ipswich and was the father of Jonathan and Nathaniel Wade of Medford. The firstt of Richard Russell bounded westerly by Mr. Nathaniel Wade's land, easterly by Peter Tufts senior, southerly by Nathaniel Wade's meadow, northerly by Peter Tufts senior,. . . with all the Housings t634.) [P. 48.] This house was built by Nathaniel Wade, brother to Jonathan. It stood about fiftown of Charlestown, by an agreement with Mr. Nathaniel Wade, the owner of the land through which the the first Monday in February, 1674, and Mr. Nathaniel Wade was chosen constable for the year ensui[1 more...]
to a huge bowl. It is very evident that the liquid was not water, or represented in white paint. As the Fountain aimed to be superior to other houses, it had decoctions other than punch to pour from smaller mugs and glasses down the throats of its thirsty patrons. Probably this was not the only brawl within its hospitable walls that proved true the proverb, . . . strong drink is raging, and in which both parties were at fault. The innholder was the sixth of the eight children of Major Nathaniel Wade, and the Wades were the solid men of Medford of that day, as witness the town rate, or tax list, in the ancient record book. After sixteen years in the business, Samuel Wade was the third in the highest tax payers. Captain Sprague's name does not appear among the sixty-seven rated that year, so we conclude he was a guest from elsewhere, and the other brawler was a brother-in-law of the innholder. We may wonder a little if the author of Newhall Family (while admitting the fault of