1658 In answer to the petition of the inhabitants of Mistick. . . [P. 43.]The location of the Mistick referred to was the present location of the city of Everett.
Mr. Wade. . . came over in 1632. [P. 43.]This Mr. Wade settled in Ipswich and was the father of Jonathan and Nathaniel Wade of Medford.
The first bounds of lots cannot now be traced. [P. 43.]See Register, Vol. 7, p. 49, for map showing division of lots.
The Squa Sachem, residing in Medford, Aug. 1, 1637, gives lands to Jotham Gibbon. . . [P. 43.]The Squa Sachem lived on the west side of Mystic ponds, and the land given to Jotham Gibbon was on the same side. This deed included the Mystic ponds. Mr. Cradock's boundary was the eastern shore of the lower pond.
Jonathan Wade. . . bought land on the south side of the river. [P. 43.]As has before been stated, Jonathan Wade did not own land on the south side of river.
Governor Cradock's House. [P. 46.]Much has been said in regard to this ancient house, and many persons still labor under the delusion that this house was built by Governor Cradock's agent in 1634, as asserted by Mr. Brooks. Governor Cradock's grant was made March 4, 1634-5. According to the present style of computing time this grant was made in 1635, one year later than the date given by Mr. Brooks. The so-called port-holes must have been ornaments, for they are placed so high in the wall that it would be necessary for the gunner to stand upon a table in order to shoot through the opening, and even then he could not see his enemy unless he was at some distance from the house. Mr. Brooks says, on page 47, that
Outside shutters were in common use in England at the time above mentioned; and so it was common to ornament houses with round or oval openings on each side of the front.