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tham Abbey, the monks of which were, at one time, large proprietors and lords of manors in the district; and so on to a bridge called Lock bridge, now broken down, where now for passage is used Trajetus (a ferry), and from thence by the same river Lea (which bounded at once the forest and the county), to the fore-nominated bridge of Stratford Bow. —Cornhill Mag., March, 1864. near which he established a village of threescore and six dwellers. After completing this settlement he founded the ch is believed to have been the first successful attempt to use gas in the United States. In 1798 a part of the celebrated manufactory of Boulton and Watt, at Soho, England, was lighted with gas, and in 1805 the cotton mills of Messrs. Phillips and Lea, at Salford, were lighted by Mr. William Murdock, of Redmuth in Cornwall, who in 1792 had lighted his own house and offices successfully; this is the earliest recorded use of gas for the purpose of lighting. The use of gas by Mr. Bemis was dis