venue is located through this land.
Does not the omission of the mention of a mill on this land indicate that there was not any mill there at the time of the sale?
And if this is correct, it shows that while in all probability Joseph Prout built the dam, or allowed Jonathan Dunster to build it, Mr. Dunster must have the credit of building a new mill where those remains were found on this land.
It is to be noted that Broughton's mill was built before he received a deed of the land from Henry Dunster.
In the year 1822, Moses Robbins, a descendant of Jonathan Dunster, deeded to Cyrus Cutter one acre of marsh land, bounded southwest on Mystic river, northeast on Deacon John Larkin, southeast on James Cutter, together with all the mill privileges if there be any belonging to the said parcel of land on the north side of the river.
There is no mention of a building in the deed.
James Cutter owned the other part of the acre and three-fourths of marsh land that Joseph Prout sold to Jon
ouse fences, Trees fruit-trees on said premises with the Banks Damms Streams Wayes wch Mr. Broughton purchased from Mr. Henry Dunster.
Mr. Henry Dunster
See register, Vol.
XII, p. 10. was the first President of Harvard College and father of JoMr. Henry Dunster
See register, Vol.
XII, p. 10. was the first President of Harvard College and father of Jonathan, the grantee named above.
Just here the reader will do well to remember that until 1842 Charlestown extended from the Menotomy River along the Mystic River and lakes and farther on to Woburn line on the high land of Turkey hill in present n the above was the common or pasturage land of Cambridge, which then included Lexington in its bounds.
Referring to Henry Dunster's deed to Broughton (see register, Vol.
XIII, p. 10) we find conveyance of
two Rods broad for a highway (from the sd Mills) to go too & fro betwixt the said Mills & Concord way throu all the land of the said Hen. Dunster till it shall come to the publique country highway to Concord, and that Thomas Gleason was one of the witnesses to the same on March 6, 1656