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, senior. After the death of Colonel Royall in the year 1739, his son, Colonel Isaac Royall, junior, came into possession of the property. From the year 1739 to 1743, both inclusive, the landlords of this tavern were Messrs. John Reed, Abraham Skinner, and Captain Samuel Wade. Under date of December 26, 1743, Colonel Royall advertised as follows: any person beforehanded so as to lay in a good stock of liquors and other necessaries for a Tavern, may meet with proper encouragement from Isaac Royall Esq. (from Brooks' History of Medford.) This advertisement was answered by Mr. John Bradshaw, who was a few years prior to this date the owner and landlord of the Royal Oak Tavern. Mr. Bradshaw was landlord of the Admiral Vernon from the year 1744 to about the middle of the year 1750, when he removed back to Medford. He was succeeded by Messrs. William Peirce, William Jones, and others. In the year 1768 Mr. Moses Billings was licensed as an innholder and took charge of the Admiral Vernon
of the city of Louisbourg to the English; the text was from Jeremiah 23: 24. Thanksgiving day Sept. 14th 1758. Text. Psalm 115: 1. 2. 3; this Thanksgiving was appointed by Reason of the Reduction of Louisbourg. which was surrendered up to the English July 26. Fast day June 28th 1759. This fast was appointed on account of the present expedition against Canada. Aug. 5th This morning Mr. Turell begun the reading of the Scriptures in a new folio Bible which was ye gift of ye Hon. Isaac Royall Esqr to the church. Sept. 9th Benjamin Francis child baptized. Benjamin the first baptized after we had ye new silver basin and brass frame which was the gift of Mr. John Willis deceased: the basin cost a hundred and odd pounds and ye frame 9 odd. Nov. 23.,d (Mrs. Ruth Brooks that was) and I was out bride and bridegroom. Dec. 7th This day I am 24 years old. I. S. Jan. 4. 1761. Funeral Sermon for our late Sovereign Lord King George the second of blessed memory, who died at h