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and a single house on the north side marked Mr. Foxcroft's house. Francis Foxcroft belonged to anFrancis Foxcroft belonged to an old English family whose seat was at Leeds, in Yorkshire, near Kirkstall Abbey, whose magnificent r estate in Cambridge went to his daughter, Mrs. Foxcroft. In his description of his estate we haveor less, and is all fenced round about. Judge Foxcroft thus became a resident of Cambridge about t and Broadway no doubt belong to that day of Foxcroft grandeur. Would that we might still see the idge street, at a later day. The first Francis Foxcroft was Judge of Common Pleas from 1707 to 17ead. There are many mentions of the second Foxcroft in Paige's invaluable History of Cambridge. is probably what Mr. Holmes remembers. Judge Foxcroft the second had strongly requested his heir the preservation of the grove. The second Foxcroft, after giving up his public duties, seems to wo years and a half before his death:--I, Francis Foxcroft, of Cambridge in the County of Middlesex,