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 William Russell having bought a lot laid out to Nathaniel Hancock; also a lot laid out to Owen Warland; with a lot laid out to his mother, the Widow Hall, he desired to make particular improvement, and applied, &c., 1689 (?). To the same, liberty to enclose a lot he possessed, laid out to John Sawtelle, was granted, 1694-5. William Russell survived his brother Jason Russell, and died at Menotomy, May 17, 1744, aged 89.—Paige, 647. Sheds. Edward Winship, William Russell, Jason Russell, William Cutter, Joseph Winship, Samuel Kidder, Nathaniel Patten and John Dickson granted liberty for the erecting of a conveniency (against the college fence, northward of our Meeting-House) for the standing of their horses on Sabbath-days, 1703. This was the meeting-house of the First Parish at Old Cambridge, where the above persons, mostly residents of Menotomy, then worshipped. Allotments on the north side of Menotomy River and at ‘Mills Ware,’ were made to citizens, 1707. Among whom were Mrs. Corlet, William Patten, Jason Russell, Gershom Cutter, John Dickson, Samuel Bull, R. Cutter, Solomon Prentice, Jonathan Dunster, College, Samuel Buck, Philip Cooke, &c. Sept. 2, 1715, William Cutter bought of his cousin Mrs. Champney (daughter of Mrs. Corlet), five acres in Cambridge, bounded north on a highway to a place called ‘Mills Ware’ (Midd. Registry, XX. 156). ‘Mills Weares’ are named in the town records of West Cambridge as late as 1811. 1724. Request of Jason Russell and others, that way may be stated from Thomas Fillebrown's to Spy Pond, and so to way to ‘Mills Weare.’ This Jason Russell was grandfather of that Jason Russell who was killed by the British troops on April 19, 1775. The senior Jason Russell died about 1736.—Paige, 647. A. D. 1825. The Proprietors' Records of Cambridge mention the grant to Inhabitants of West Cambridge, of all the land within that town, which belonged to the Proprietors of Cambridge before the separation of the two towns.
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