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Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908, The first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (search)
This honor has been claimed for three persons,—Matthew Cradock, Roger Conant, and John Endicott. Perhaps none of them were entitled to the distinction. Matthew Cradock was the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay ComNew England, for so the company became in 1630; but Cradock was not its governor. John Winthrop, by virtue of his having been the follower in London of Cradock, as second governor of the company, became the governor of th that part of the town which is now in Somerville. Cradock remained at home, but had possessions here, and theilation from 1860 to 1870 was by Dr. Shurtleff, and Cradock is named as first governor in 1629, followed by Winr. For the first seven years, he says Endicott and Cradock were governors in 1629, and Winthrop in 1630. For the remaining twenty-five years he omits Cradock, and names Endicott as governor in 1629, and Winthrop in 1630, or Savage, make any recognition of Conant. Matthew Cradock was not a governor of the colony as a fact, but
, 17-23, 43-47. Company F, of Taunton, 46. Company H, Dorchester, 46, 64. Company I, of Natick, 46. Company K. Woburn, 46, 57. Cobble Hill, 53. Cold Harbor, 63. 64. Cold Harbor, Battle of, 63. Conant. Roger, 78, 79, 80. Concord, Mass., 28, 77. Conrad's Ferry, 18. Constantine, Arch of. 80. Convent Hill, 11. Conwell, Leon M., 75. Coolidge, Eunice, 49. Cooper-Shop Eating House, 18. Cotimore Katharine. 29. Cow Commons, 25, 26, 30. Cradock House, 79. Cradock, Matthew, 78. 79, 80. Crater, The, 72. Crawford, General, 45. Crosby, Elkanah. 18. Cross Street, 9, 29, 39. Crosswell, Andrew. 51. Crosswell, Benjamin, 51. Crosswell, Caleb, 51. Crosswell, Joseph, 51. Crosswell, Thomas, 51. Crowell,, 30. Crow, John, 30. Crow, Yelverton, 30. Cuba, 41. Cub Run, 23. Culpeper, 44. Culpeper, C. H., 21. Cutler's Division, 63. Cutter, Ammi, 52, 53. Cutter, Charlotte W., 53. Cutter, Ebenezer F., 53. Cutter, Edward, 53, 55. Cutte