pasture land, partly in Malden
and partly in Medford
, making the whole amount purchased one hundred eighty-four acres.
In 1773, Jabez Bradbury
conveyed to Jonathan and Wymond Bradbury
and Samuel Greenleaf
, all of Newburyport
, for love and affection and two hundred pounds of lawful money, ‘my two farms lying in Malden
, containing about one hundred and eighty acres called Blanchard's Point, which I purchased of Hugh Floyd
, Samuel Blanchard
, and Samuel Blanchard, Jr.
,’ as the deed reads.
In 1774, Jonathan sold to his brother, Wymond, his one-third part of the farm.
It had been known as Wilson's Point
, then Blanchard's Point, and then for more than forty years was called the Bradbury Farm
was uncle to Jonathan and Wymond, and Samuel Greenleaf
's wife, who was Anna Bradbury
, sister to Jonathan and Wymond.
The name of Jabez Bradbury
, assessed for personal property, appears on province tax list, 1773, and on province and county lists for 1774.
He was long in the service of the Colony and has the record of having been an able and conspicuously brave military officer.
He had command of a fort on the Kennebec river
, and later, of one at Penobscot
, and was engaged in many conflicts with the Indians.
He died unmarried January 13, 1781, being within a few days of eighty-eight years.
, or Blanchard's Point, originally belonged to Charlestown
, but in 1726 was made over to Malden
In 1817, a strip on the western side, which included the house, was set off to Medford
Here came Wymond Bradbury
, a retired sea captain of Newburyport
, with his family, to make his home.
He was the fourth child of Theophilus
and Ann (Woodman
; was born April 5, 1737, in that part of Newbury
probably which later became Newburyport
His marriage intention is thus recorded on the town records; ‘Wymond Bradbury
hath informed ’