the 16th day of May, 1660, from Edward Collins.
The land in question lay on both sides of the road to Woburn, now called Grove street but then, or shortly thereafter, known as the road through the woods.
Thomas Brooks, it should be said, never settled in Medford.
He came over from England about 1630 in the same company with Saltonstall and others.
Some of those early adventurers settled here, but Thomas Brooks, it appears from the records, had a lot assigned to him on the main road in Watertown.
In 1636 he moved to Concord, where he became a freeman, and lived until his death on May 21, 1667.
He was seven years Representative from Concord, and received various local appointments of trust and honor.
Although he had a large estate in Concord, he evidently wished to make further provision for his children.
Accordingly, with his son-in-law, Timothy Wheeler, he invested four hundred and four pounds sterling in these acres in Medford—two-thirds for himself and one-third for Wheeler