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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., The Bradburys of Medford and their ancestry. (search)
als are written on small sized note paper, or cards, in the finest of letters:— Prize. For greatest number of marks of approbation during the term ending Aug 30th, 1828 awarded to Miss L——M——S—— by her Friend & Instructress E. Bradbury Prize. For obtaining the greatest number of marks for good Behaviour in 2d Division during the term ending Aug 30th, 1828 awarded to Miss L——M——S—— by her Instructress E. Bradbury Prize. Miss L——M——S—— For her unexceptionable conduct & uniform exertions to improve, is entitled to the thanks of her Friend & Instructress E. Bradbury Medford, Sept. 12th, 1829. This certifies that Miss L——M——S—— has obtained every merit required during 6 days ending Aug 27 and is entitled to the unqualified approbation of her friend & Instructress E. Bradbury South Street Seminary, Medford, 1831 I have a copy of a character (as it is called) of a miss of eleven for the term closing Februar
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., Record of the family of James Tufts. (search)
ily of James Tufts. James Tufts his Bible September [torn] Price 2-10-0 [From Bible owned by Mrs. Susan (Richardson) Brooks.] Lydia Tufts born febrery 24 1724 James Tufts born January 15 1726 Gershom Tufts born July 2 1728 ruth Tufts born december 19 1730 elisebeh Tufts born January 17 1733 hannah Tufts born May 2 1735 ebenezer Tufts born March 18 1737 [Loose Bible leaf] 1774 September [ ] Rev. Mr. David Osgood ordained Hannah Tufts her Bibble Bought in the year 1769 Aug [ ] My Broather Ionathan Hall Died Decm 25th 1753 My wife Died Decm 28th 1753 My mother Hall Died Iany 1th 1754 My Father Hall Died Iany 12th 1754 My Dafter Elizabeth Teel Died Sept 27 1754 My wife died October 25 1766 My Father lames Tufts Died Iune 11-1769 Age 67 Lyda Tufts her Bjble September 16 1735 Price 2-10-0 Jonathan Tufts born february 25 1739 ruth Tufts born June 18 1742 Jsaac Tufts born november 10 1744 April 14 1757 Samll Tufts and Hannah Tufts wa
A receipt in full. But a short time before his passing away Mr. Francis Wait brought us two slips of unruled paper, yellow with age, but on which the ink is black and permanent, and legible as when written one hundred and thirty years ago. We reproduce their words as nearly as can be in type, wishing we might the excellent script of the writer. Dr. Mr. Zakariah Sims to John Fullton. 1785 Aug 3To 4 Gallo Rum & Sundries a 2/£ 0.8— To 1 Gallon Mollasses£ 1.9 To 1 Mollasses Hoghead£ 5— To 1/2 Barrell Rum 15 1/2 Gallo a 1/61.3.3 To 10 Gallo do a 2/1— —— 2.18.0 By 1 load Salt-Hay—-- This slip had been folded four ply to the size of 1 3/4× 3 3/4 inches, and endorsed on the end. Zakariah Sims Acct— 1785— Both parties were Medford men; the first was great grandson of Reverend Zechariah, the first minister of Charlestown to whom a grant of land was made, which later became a part of Medford. By inheritance a portion remains in the family name toda
earliest plan of Medford, by sixteen years. But the plan of the distant farm had been made and filed with the province authorities two years before, and perhaps the committee deemed that enough. An interesting entry in the Medford record is this:— We the Subscribers being appointed July 14, 1740 a committee to perfect the lines of the farm granted by the Genl Court 1735 which Lyeth on Pescatequogg River according to the Plan of the Same accordingly we Repaird to said farm on the 19th of Augt 1740 and on the 21 and 22d Dayes of Said month with the assistance of Mr John Goff and Mr. John Lovell We dislike to criticise harshly the worthy committeemen of so long ago, but do wish that they, or Clerk Willis, had finished the statement so well begun on the thirtieth page of Vol. III, Medford Records. About two inches at the bottom of that page and nearly as much at top of the next is still blank, and is mute testimony that a complete report was intended, but by some means neglect
e sum of £ 5. for stone wall April 15 I p[reache]d April 13 and 16 grafted in my Orchard and in the Parson- age land abt So Grafts Paid Primus £0.8 April 25 Went to Boston 27 Planted 60 Apple Trees at my Farm to South of ye house 1751.June 14 Recd of Mr. Goodwin a Chaise which cost abt. £ 202 old tenor 1759Tickets in Boston pier lottery 5 class. No. 1309 1763June 20 Bought a Farm at Medford cost £ 1200. P——d [prayed] to Paul Torrey in his Distress 23 Paul Torrey died 30 at Medford Aug 18 At Medford—Measured my Farm There is good reason to believe that the farm he purchased in Medford was the widow's dower, i.e., the portion held by his mother until her decease, which was then (1763) by the set off of 1754 within (and now) in Medford bounds. On a separate leaf, carefully pinned into the back of the almanac, is The Expenses of my Farm Barn erected 6th of June 1751 To 3 thousand of Board nails at 55/£8.5.0 11 thousand and half of shingle nails, 10 thousand at 24
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