ears ago the town of Medford claimed rights in this way and landing, and suit was brought to test the ownership thereof.
The case was decided in favor of the owner of the land through which the way passed, upon the general ground that the public right, if it ever existed, had been lost by long-continued disuse.
When Thomas Brooks and Timothy Wheeler purchased of Mr. Collins their estate in Medford and Charlestown commons they also acquired a right in the landing at the Rocks next to John Mirrable's (Marble's) house.
Does not this name suggest the source of the name of Marble brook?
Marble must have been a tenant of Mr. Collins (possibly of Mr. Cradock also), and no doubt occupied the lands upon the borders of the brook.
There was a landing at Wilson's point (Wellington) on Three Mile brook (Malden river). There is also a landing spoken of in ancient deeds that cannot be accurately located.
The indications are, however, that it was located somewhere between the Railroad and