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[p. 62] so called, being the dividing line, and it extended southwesterly along the river about eighty rods. At that point were situated the common landing place and claypits. The common highway leading to this landing and to these claypits was what is now Canal street. Daniel Markham's sixty acres of land (afterwards that of Stephen and John Francis) were situated in the northwest corner of the farm, with a dwelling house thereon, occupied by himself. This house stood back from Woburn street on land recently purchased by the city of Medford for an addition to Oak Grove Cemetery, and was reached by a way through land of Mr. John Hall. Mr. John Hall's share in the division consisted of one hundred ninety-eight and one-half acres of land near the middle of the farm, ‘the old dwelling house of Mr. Collins being contained upon it.’ It was then occupied by Mr. Thomas Shepard. The westerly part of the house was set off to Mr. Hall, and the easterly part to Mr. Stephen Willis. (Mr. Willis sold his part of the house in 1683 to Mr. Hall.) This house stood on the north side of the road (High street), and the easterly line of Allston street passes through its location, one-quarter part of the location of the house being within the limits of the street, and the remaining three-quarters in the lot on the easterly side of said street.

On the map is shown a building at the Weares, copied from an old map, made as early as the year 1638. Also the Menotomy Corn Mills, built about the year 1656, which stood in the river on the Charlestown side (now Arlington). The old road from Cambridge to Woburn ran over the milldam.

In addition to the list of old houses above mentioned, there are a few that were built prior to the year 1700 that are worthy of mention. All of these were situated west of Marble brook, for in that part of the plantation most of the new houses appear to have been erected during that period. This is not submitted as a complete list; only such will be named as can be approximately

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