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Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Ten Hills Farm, with Anecdotes and Reminiscences (search)
s, which grew in abundance. You may rest assured they were not slow in accepting. On the death of Sir Robert Temple, the property came into the possession of Robert Temple, Jr., who retained it until after the Revolutionary war. The wile of Robert Temple, Jr., was the daughter of Governor Shirley. Ten Hills was the landing place of Gage's night expedition to seize the powder in the Province Magazine (Old Powder House) in September, 1774. The vicinity of Ten Hills was that chosen by Mike Martin for the robbery of Major Bray. It was near the Temple manor, on what is now known as Temple street, that the robbery took place. At the battle of Bunker Hill the Americans drove the English from the house (Sir Robert Temple was a Royalist), and when the Continentals fell back from Breed's hill, they made a stand at Ten Hills, but were obliged to retreat, and the British established themselves in the house, using the large east parlor as a stable for their horses, while the men and of
edford Turnpike Association, The, II.—10. Menotamies River, III.—12. Merrimac, The, IV.—31. Messer, Captain, I.—33; III.—23. Messinger & Cahill, IV.—16. Methodist Church, Webster Avenue, III.—17. Middleboro, II.—29. Middle Department, I.—34. Middlesex Canal, II.—7, 10, 11, 19. Middlesex Canal, opening of, IV.—13. Middlesex Canal, people connected with, II.—10. Middlesex County, IV.—24. Middlesex County Census, 1850, I.—26. Middlesex House, II.—10. Mike Martin, IV.—12. Miles, Colonel Dixon S., I.—34, 36; III., 24. Miles, General Nelson A., IV.—27. Military Sketch No. 1, I.—33. Military Sketch No. 2, II.—37. Milk Row, II.—9, 10, 21, 26. Milk Row Station, III.—16. Millen, James, IV.—29. Miller, Charles M., IV.—29. Miller, James, IV.—29. Miller's River, III.—17. Minute Men at Lexington, I.—9. Mitchell House, location of, III.—21. Monument to Fallen Heroes, Lexi
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23.,
Medford turnpike
Corporation. (search)
speeding their horses by and in front of him, compelling him to be almost smothered by the dust raised by their horses' feet. Our townsman stood the annoyance until forbearance ceased to be a virtue with him. Then he placed an order with a horse dealer for a horse to beat the crowd at whatever cost. He got what he wanted, and took no more dust from anyone. We never heard of the toll-gatherer being robbed of a busy day's receipts, as was the case in other places, but the turnpike road was once the scene of a sensational highway robbery, when Major Bray was held up and robbed by the notorious highwayman, Mike Martin. It is said that on Mrs. Bray's handing over her watch, the knight of the road immediately returned it, saying he never robbed a lady. It was quite a common sight to see Colonel Samuel Jaques of the Ten-hills farm, bugle in hand, ride up and down the road to and from the hunting grounds mounted on his hunting horse and followed by a pack of hounds. John H. Hooper.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24., The Turnpike highwayman's Fate. (search)
d. But with the fatal day drawing near, Mike Martin undertook to do something for himself. On eeper entered his cell bringing his breakfast, Martin gave him a stunning blow, rushed through the dpose of enforcing a respect of law and order. Martin was described as a young man of twenty-seven ytory of his life as confided to that writer by Martin, whose real name was not Mike but John. Thepublication of forty-eight pages, in 1845,— Mike Martin, or the last of the highwaymen. A Tale of is book was illustrated by a wood-cut, showing Martin upon a horse, overtaking his victim in a chaise Historical Society, and said to have been Mike Martin's, but which was a revolver. Another wr stated, perhaps was 1886. Another haunt of Martin's is said to have been on the slope of Centraload station known as Winter hill. But neither Martin nor any one else ever dreamed of a railroad th of law and order, or that younger men than Mike Martin can commit more daring crimes in daylight a