appeared; but other spacious edifices have been erected, so that, instead of the thirteen houses described in 1845 as having cost $32,646.67, besides individual subscriptions, or the sixteen houses, valued by the Committee on Finance in 1850 at $80,000, there are now in the city twenty-six school-houses, which have cost more than half a million dollars.
The earliest record which I have found of the election of a School Committee is dated May 21, 1744, when it was Voted, That the Hon. Francis Foxcroft and Saml. Danforth, Esqs., Wm. Brattle, and Edmd. Trowbridge, Esqs., also the Hon. Jona.
Remington, Esq., be a committee to inspect the Grammar School in this town, and to inquire (at such times as they shall think meet) what proficiency the youth and children make in their learning.
Again, May 7, 1770, it was Voted, That a committee of nine persons be and hereby are fully empowered to chuse a Grammar Schoolmaster for said town,—the Hon. Judge Danforth, Judge Lee, Col. Oliver, Judge S
llors under the second Charter.
Thomas Danforth, 1693-1699.
John Leverett, 1706.
Thomas Oliver, 1715.
Died in office, October 31, or November 1, 1715.
Spencer Phips, 1721-1723, 1725-1732.
Jonathan Remington, 1730-1740.
Francis Foxcroft, 1732-1757.
Samuel Danforth, 1739-1774.
William Brattle, 1755-1773.
Negatived by the Governor in 1759.
Edmund Trowbridge, 1764, 1765.
John Winthrop, 1773, 1775, 1776.
Francis Dana, 1776-1779.
Mandamus Councillors, 1774.er, 1715, 1718-1721.
Samuel Kidder, 1716, 1719-1721.
Nath. Sparhawk, 1716-1724, 1726, 1727, 1730.
Edmund Goffe, 1717, 1718.
Samuel Bowman, 1722-1724, 1726, 1727, 1735-1743.
John Bradish, 1725, 1729, 1730, 1732, 1735, 1736.
Francis Foxcroft, Jr., 1725, 1728, 1734.
Ephraim Frost, 1725, 1727, 1730, 1735.
Nathaniel Bowman, 1726.
Solomon Prentice [2d], 1728.
Gershom Davis, 1728, 1729, 1731, 1732.
John Cutter, 1728, 1736, 1741.
William Brattle, 1729, 1731-1733, 1748-
663, d. 23 Aug. 1663; Elizabeth, b. 17 Feb 1664-5, m. Francis Foxcroft, 3 Oct. 1682, and d. 4 July 1721; Bethia, b. 21 June athan Hastings, the famous Steward and ardent patriot.
Foxcroft, Francis, m,. Elizabeth, dau. of Dep. Gov. Danforth, 3 Oce government, for 20 Ap. 1689, it was ordered, that Mr. Francis Foxcroft be released from his present imprisonment, and be cone hand, and a mobbish plebian spirit, on the other.
Judge Foxcroft occupied the paternal mansion, and in his will express chair and instantaneously expired, 2 July 1800, a. 53. Mr. Foxcroft was Justice of the Peace, and was Register of Deeds tenar its easterly angle, 30 Nov. 1715, which he sold to Francis Foxcroft and Thomas Foxcroft 30 Jan. 1727-8, and removed to Sus reputed among his contemporaries to be still older.
Judge Foxcroft made a memorandum on the back of Mr. Rice's will,—Paul1702 the homestead, formerly of their grandfather, to Francis Foxcroft; it contained three acres, and was on the southeaster