There was undoubtedly some meaning to this vote, and perhaps its adoption by the town tended to a discontinuance of the Commons in a short time.
The earliest inhabitants, those who came the first thirty years, did not remain as permanent settlers; and, with perhaps three exceptions, neither left nor have now descendants here.
For the purpose of recording them, however, as resident in Somerville
, they may he named in chronological order, by the years of their coming, so far as ascertained.
, the governor, 1630, owned Ten Hills Farm in 1631, and was an inhabitant, but removed soon to Boston
None of his lineage remained here, and after some years the farm was sold out of the family.
, about 1630, from whom Gibbons-field derived its name, had a house and land in that locality, but left soon and went to Boston
, 1630, had a house on the Newtown highway (Road to Cambridge
), but removed in a few years, with his family, to Southampton, L. I.
, physician, 1630, built ‘without the Neck,’ on the ‘Road to Cambridge
Nine of his descendants are here now.
, 1634, had a house and half an acre of land at the West End
. He removed to Concord
Two of his descendants are here now.
, 1634, had a dwelling house and land at the West End
which he sold to Richard Wilson
, of Boston
, and Wilson
sold to Francis Grissell, or Griswold
removed, with his family, probably to Malden
, 1635, had a dwelling house and six acres of land at Strawberry Hill
He died prior to 1647, and his widow married William Ayer
, who sold the premises to Richard Wilson
nor Aver left offspring here.
, 1635, had a dwelling house and land at Strawberry Hill
A daughter, and probably only child, married twice, but not in Somerville