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hem for one name, however, that of Cotton Tufts, who may have taught on Somerville soil, but it is more probable that his labors were confined to the Medford precinct.
This is the record:—
June 12, 1751, voted to pay Mr. Cotton Tuffts, 76£, old tenor, in full, as schoolmaster and employed by Mr. John Skinner, deceased, one of the committee to regulate the school without the neck.
This was, doubtless, the son of Dr. Simon Tufts, the first physician of Medford.
Cotton Tufts was born May 3, 1734, and graduated from Harvard College in 1749.
Our record shows that he was master of the ferule at the early age of seventeen.
Later he married a Miss Smith, sister, it is said, of President John Adams' wife, and resided in Weymouth.
He was president of the Massachusetts Medical Association about 1776.
His funeral sermon, preached by the Rev. Jacob Norton, is still extant.
Wyman, against the name of Joseph Russell (Walter3, Joseph2, William1), born August 25, 1703, says that he kept s
er never faileth, so may her grave, hereafter, never lack a flower or a sprig of green for memory's sake.
We cannot close this chapter without referring to the name of Isaac Royal, Esq., whose generous benefactions, especially to the outlying schools of Charlestown, entitle him to a place in this history.
He was one of the most influential and distinguished citizens of the town, and, as is well known, dwelt in that section which afterwards became Medford.
Her father, Isaac Royal, Sr., in 1732, purchased of the heirs of Governor Usher an estate of about 500 acres, the consideration being £ 10,350. The house which is still standing, was enlarged and beautified, and became one of the most pretentious and elegant mansions of the day within the suburbs of Boston.
Here the father died, 7 June, 1739, and his widow, dame Elizabeth, also, 21 April, 1747.
Isaac Royall, Jr., born in the West Indies about 1719, thus became the heir of a large and productive estate at the early age of twenty
May 11, 1741, Joseph Kent, Captain Caleb Brooks, James Tufts, £ 40.
May 10, 1742, and May 10, 1743, the same committee.
May 8, 1744, Captain Caleb Brooks, Joseph Kent, Nathaniel Francis, £ 50.
May 13, 1745, the same committee.
May 19, 1746, Joseph Kent, Nathaniel Francis, John Bradshaw, £ 50.
May 11, 1747, Peter Tufts, Philip Cartwrite (Carteret), John Bradshaw, £ 60.
May 6, 1748, Nathaniel Lamson, Joseph Kent, John Bradshaw, Nathaniel Francis, and Henry Gardner, £ 80.
e poor within the Neck, and £ 80 for the use of the school without the Neck.
Frothingham's History, under date of this year, wrongly states that the gift of £ 80 was to the school at the Neck.
There was no school at the Neck at this time.
May 19, 1746, Mr. Royall offers £ 30 for the use of the school without the Neck, in addition to what the town raises for that purpose, and £ 30 for supporting highways between Winter Hill and Mistick bridge. Mr. Royall was one of the selectmen for 1746,