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Browsing named entities in HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks). You can also browse the collection for 1500 AD or search for 1500 AD in all documents.

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d, as soon as possible after his arrival, searched for the best place wherein to employ them. His choice fell on Mistick, probably on the 17th day of June; and so rapidly did our young plantation thrive, that, on the 28th of September (only four months afterwards), Medford was taxed £ 3 for the support of military teachers. Nov. 30, 1630, another tax of £ 3 was levied. Thus Medford became a part of London's plantation in Massachusetts Bay. Twelve ships had brought, within a year , fifteen hundred persons; and Medford had a large numerical share. The running streams of fresh water in our locality were a great inducement to English settlers; for they thought such streams indispensable. In 1630 they would not settle in Roxbury because there was no running water. In Charlestown (1630) the people grew discontented for want of water; who generally notioned no water good for a town but running springs. Medford, at the earliest period, became that anomolous body politic called a tow
the founder of Medford, was descended from an old English family, whose pedigree is printed in the N. E. His. and Gen. Register for April, 1855. An abstract is here given:-- John Cradock, living 1446. He fled to France for killing a man; but, receiving a pardon, returned and settled at Stafford, where he m. Jane, dau. of Richard Needham, of Dorrington. His son John d. 11 Ed. IV. (1471), and had by wife — dau. of R. Middleton — Richard Cradock, merchant of the Staple, who d. in London, 1500. He m. Alice, dau. of John Dorrington, and had, inter alios, Thomas, who d. 1530. This Thomas was father of Thomas, who m. Emma, dau. of Nicholas Meverall, and had William of Caermarthen, 1597. William m. Timothea, dau. of M. Wotten, and had, with others, Francis, (who lived at Wickham Brook, and left issue, Walter, who d. s. p.,) and Mathew, b. 1563, who m. Dorothy Greenway. This Mathew had Mathew, our patron, and Samuel, clerk at Thistleton, co. Rutland. Mathew m., 1st, Damaris, dau. o<