nd was furnished with pawls of wood or iron which fell into notches in the periphery of the windlass.
These notches, being eight in number, sustained the strain on the cable at every seven inches hauled in. Afterwards the pawl and half-pawl arrangement was introduced, which sustained the cable at every 3 1/2 inches. William Falconer was the son of a barber, born at Edinburgh, 1730; he published the Shipwreck, 1762.
He was appointed purser of Aurora frigate, which sailed from England, September 30, 1769, and after touching at Cape of Good Hope was never heard from.
Supposed to have foundered in the Mozambique Channel.
The windlass is more powerful than the capstan, in proportion to the men employed, as a man can exert a power of about 150 pounds on a windlass-handspike, but about 35 pounds on a capstan-bar.
A greater number of men, however, can reach the capstan.
A combination of the capstan and windlass is shown in Coffin's patent, No. 59,969, November 27, 1866.
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Medford burying ground.
Joseph Blanchard, eldest son of George Blanchard, by his first wife, was born in 1654; married Hannah, daughter of Thomas Shepard of Charlestown, April 13, 1681.
He had seven children, and died in Charlestown, on the Blanchard Farm, October 24, 1694, aged 40.
His gravestone is in the Medford burying ground.
Aaron Blanchard, twin son of Joseph and Hannah (Shepard), was born March 4, 1690; married Sarah——; had twelve children; died at Medford, September 30, 1769 (?)
V. Aaron Blanchard, Jr., son of Aaron and Sarah ——, was born in Medford, May 21, 1722; married, 1st, Rebecca Hall of Medford, November 13, 1745.
She died November 13, 1749.
He married, 2d, Tabitha Floyd, who was born March, 1729, and died July 31, 1775.
His third wife was Rebecca Tufts, widow of Ichabod, and daughter of Samuel Francis of Medford; they were married November 14, 1776.
She died in Medford, January 28, 1817.
He died in Medford, January 7, 1787.
He was the fat
Woodman) Bradbury; 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 of Newburyport hath informed of his intention of marriage with Miss Judith Moody of said Newburyport.
She was born April 3, 1744.
They were married January 3, 1765, by Rev. Mr. John Loud of that town.
Six children were born there.
Anne, October 28, 1765.
Charles, September 8, 1767.
William, September 30, 1769.
Judith, August 31, 1771.
Abigail, September 28, 1773.
Polly, November 22, 1775.
The date of his coming here was probably between 1777 and 1780.
We cannot determine it from any tax list of Malden, for none exists earlier than 1786, when he appears on the list, to 1794, inclusive; then, after 1794, there are no Malden tax lists for many years, yet from 1781 on, he appears as non-resident tax payer in Medford for eighteen acres of woodlot.
Three children were born in the