[p. 3] To John Foule, Fourteen Acres, through which is laid a Highway to the Ford, and a Highway by the upper side of the Bridge to the River, said land bounded westnortherly and northeasterly by Mistick River: eastsoutherly by the Highway and Farm: southwesterly by Ebenezer Austin: and westnortherly by a Rangeway.The parcel of land above described was situated — n both sides of what is now South street and west of Main street. It included all the land between South street and the river, on the north and south, and between Main street and the fording place on the east and west, except one-half an acre on the corner of Main and South streets, a portion of which is now occupied by the brick engine house of the Fire Department. The highway to the river was laid out two rods in width, and was used by the town of Charlestown as a landing place for materials used in the construction and repairs of the southerly half of Mistick bridge. This way was five rods in length and connected with the half-acre lot on the corner of Main and South streets, which lot was known by the name of ‘The Gravel Pit.’ The farm referred to was that of Governor Winthrop, afterwards that of Lieutenant-Governor Usher, and still later that of Col. Isaac Royall, portions of the westerly bounds of which are still in existence. ‘To Christopher Goodwin. Seven Acres. bounded westnortherly by Mrs. Anna Shepherd: north by Mistick River and a Highway to the Ford front the Country Road; eastsoutherly by the Rangeway: southwesterly by Peter Frothingham.’ This parcel of land was located west of the land set off to John Foule, on both sides of South street. Its northwesterly boundary was substantially where the northwest line of Touro avenue now is. The rangeway on the east south bound was a little west of Walnut street, and separated the land of Goodwin from that of Foule. The fordway extended from Main street to a
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