reets which may not now seem familiar.
Only High, Canal and Harvard avenue (first called River street) were public ways in 1870.
The others have been accepted as such on petition of citizens at various times.
Myrtle street of the Fuller plan was given the name of Jerome in respect to Jerome B. Judkins, one of the land purchasing company, at suggestion of E. W. Metcalf, who started the petition.
This was because there was already another street of that name in town.
For the same reason Winthrop was called Sharon, suggested by the Morse brothers in respect of their old home town.
Linden became Fairfield avenue in honor of a worthy resident of that name.
Minot became Boston avenue, and Riverside avenue, Arlington street, the town just having given the former name to old Ship street. Holton street is named in honor of another of the land company who laid it out to make possible a corner lot for Trinity Church. First, from Bower to Boston avenue, it was later extended to Sharon, whe
t those early comers of Cradock's venture antedated the Puritan settlers of Charlestown and Boston by one—perhaps two—years.
I know our town seal said Medford— Condita—1630, but Cradock's men came in 1629 or 1628.
But with the coming of Governor Winthrop with King Charles' charter, their squatter sovereignty ceased and all were under the authority of the Great and General Court.
I really wish the first mention of Medford in the authentic records of that Court was of a pleasanter nature tther going to and fro, our country roads may be said to have begun.
The Salem path easterly of course was older.
The settlement of Woburn is well told by Mr. Evans in his Seven against the Wilderness.
An interesting incident is told in Governor Winthrop's diary about one of the earliest mentioned women in Medford.
The story reads: One Dalkin of Medford, with his wife, had been to Cambridge for the Sabbath, and returning found the tide too high at the ford for a safe passage.