and of the Harvard
(on whose tomb is a Latin inscription), Oakes
, Holyoke, Willard
Here are also Governor Belcher
, Judge Remington
, Mrs. Brattle
; and under Christ Church is the old Vassall
tomb, containing ten coffins-those of the family and also one of the black servants of the family, and one probably of Lieutenant Brown
, the English
officer who was shot by a sentry.
In the yard stands a monument erected to the memory of Mr. Hicks
, Moses Richardson
and William Marcy
, who fell April 19,at Lexington
An interesting bit of the graveyard's history is that here, in July, 1775, the tombs were reft of their metal coats-of-arms, from which bullets were made.
It is natural to turn from Christ Church to a brief mention of the dwellings of its first parishioners.
The old Watertown Road once ran up what are now Mason and Brattle streets. On Brattle street were the stately residences occupied by men to whose staunch loyalty to England
was due the name of Tory Row bestowed on their dwellings.
As these families were also, as has been said, Christ Church parishioners, the second name was given their abodes of Church Row.
Between these people and those of the college and of the Congregational Church little love was lost.
When the Revolution broke out, the denizens of this peaceful row grew unpopular to such a degree that they fled for refuge to General Gage
, and their property was, in most cases, confiscated.
The houses of Major Henry Vassall
, Lieutenant-Governor Oliver
and Mrs. George Ruggles
were used as hospitals for those wounded