July 2, 1639, Nicholas Davison
, as agent for Cradock
, conveyed to Thomas Mayhew
's moietey of the watermill at Watertown
and his six shares of the wear which was mortgaged by Mayhew
The mill at Watertown
was probably built in 1634, at the joint expense of Cradock
and Edward How, they each owning one-half.
bought How's half, and later the half owned by Cradock
The mill race or canal was probably the oldest artificial canal in this part the country.
February 1, 1633, ‘Mr. Cradock
's house at Marblehead
was burnt down about midnight before, there being then in it Mr. Allerton
, and many fishermen, whom he employed that season.’
To this little fishing colony I feel specially indebted, as by the presence of Allerton
, of Mayflower fame, his daughter became acquainted with a Dorset man of the colony, one Moses Maverick
, and by their marriage a daughter was born, who married; and then, generation by generation, a descent is produced which has furnished a Mayflower ancestry to my family.
While Roger Williams
was at Salem
he seems to have had dealings with Cradock
, through his agents, Mayhew
; and for a debt of £ 50 or £ 60 they took payment of his house there, which is still standing at the corner of North and Essex
, and known as the Witch House
In 1639, John Stratton
, gent, conveyed all his interest in lands at Cape Porpoise
(the present northeast boundry of Kennebunk Harbor) ‘to Richard Saltonstall
and Rev. Hugh Peters
, that was not already sold to Matthew Cradock
Under date of February 27, 1639, Cradock
Among other matters he mentions that he ‘understands there is voluntary contribucions towrds a Colledge in Cambridge
, which I must confess is a worthy worke.
I pray your worship bee pleased to moove the Court
to cleere that debt dewe to me by ’