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Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909 16 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 3 1 Browse Search
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ngs of the family. Near by is the ancient mutilated milestone, first placed near the Old Court House, in the present Harvard Square, in 1734, on which is cut 8 miles to Boston, the above date, and the initials A. I., of him who cut and first placed it. This directed travelers the way to Boston through Roxbury, over the only bridge that then crossed Charles River, to Little Cambridge, now Brighton. The above initials are explained on a headstone near by: Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Abraham Ireland, who departed this life January 24th, 1753, in ye 81st year of his age. Pray God to give grace—To fly to Christ—To prepare for Eternity. In 1870, the city erected a simple but appropriate monument to mark the place of burial of a few of the Cambridge Minute-Men, killed April 19, 1775. On the occasion of its dedication, November 3, 1870, Rev. Dr. McKenzie delivered a very interesting and suggestive address. He said most eloquently that it was pleasant for us to remember that our d
was consecrated on November 1. He was a native of Maryland, and a descendant of one of the early English settlers under Leonard Calvert. He, too, was a profound scholar, a wise and prudent counselor, and a humble and zealous prelate. Down to the year 1793 the Catholics of Cambridge were obliged, in order to attend their church, either to row across the river, or to go around through Roxbury, entering Boston by the way of The Neck, which latter journey was eight miles in length, as Abraham Ireland measured it, and marked it upon the milestone which now stands inside the fence of the old burial ground at Harvard Square; for there was no other bridge until the West Boston Bridge was constructed in that year. St. John's Parish, and Church of the Sacred Heart. In 1828 Cambridge was made a part of the parish of Saint Mary's Church at Charlestown, and her people attended services in the church of that name upon Richmond Street, placed under the charge of Father Byrne,—the bridge
do not recollect that any land was conveyed to Mr. Jackson by the Ireland family, except a parcel of land called the stone-pit, where Granitol Street at one time, as will hereafter appear, did belong to Abraham Ireland, the great-grandfather of George W. Ireland, but that is as nelick credit to John Frizzell, who in 1717 conveyed the same to Abraham Ireland. Just northerly of these four and one-half acres a small loor £ 260 by deed dated December 25, 1717, conveyed the same to Abraham Ireland. This deed also conveyed the five-acre Johnson lot, which we ousal. Thus it appears how fast this country was then growing. Mr. Ireland was a large land-owner. He owned on the easterly side of Walnutre of the estate, real and personal, of our Honored Father Abraham Ireland and do consent and agree with them, said John and Thomas, that the Street. We shall now have to retrace our steps to the time of Abraham Ireland's decease. The receipt given by the other heirs to John and T
rbles, Sarah M. Burnham, 38. Holmes, W. B., 72. Horgan, Patrick, 4, 16. Horton, John E., 4, 16. Howard, Hannah, 48. Howe, Henry E., 16. Howe, Phineas, 66. Hunt, Reuben, 43. Hutchinson, John, 90. Hutchinson, Mary A., 90. Hutchinson, T., 62, 65. Hutchinson, Thomas, 90. Hutchinson, Thomas M., 86. Hutchinson, Thomas O., 90. Hoxie, Mary A., 22. Hyde, Richard J., 16. Hyde, Thomas L., 16. Indicutt, John, 80. Indicutt, Mary, bS. Ipswich, Mass., 29. Ireland, Abigail, 81. Ireland, Abraham, 79, 80, 81, 84. Ireland, George W., 79, 85. Ireland, Jonathan, 81. 85. Ireland, Thomas, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85. Irish Bend, 55. Island No.10, 50. Isle Petit Anse, 56. Jackson, 58. Jackson, Patrick T., 73, 78, 84. James River, 4, 12. Jenks, Joseph W., 30. Jerrett's Station, 7. Jerusalem Plank Road, 6, 7. John Abbot Lodge, 23, 72. Johnson, Isack, 79. Johnson, Jotham, 43. Johnson, Mary, 79. Johnson, William, 79. Jones, Charles G., 4, 16. Kelly, Thomas, 16. Kendall,