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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Some old Medford houses and estates. (search)
after her death, October 15, 1715, it came into the possession of her son, Samuel Wade. Mr. Wade sold to Mr. William Richardson, and Mr. Richardson sold to Mr. Thomas Oakes. Ship street was known for many years as the way from Thomas Oakes' to Blanchard's farm. The westerly boundary of Mr. Oakes' farm was at Cross street. PriorThomas Oakes' to Blanchard's farm. The westerly boundary of Mr. Oakes' farm was at Cross street. Prior to the laying out of Cross street, the way from Meadford to Blanchard's led across the Salem street common to the landing, known as Noman's-friend landing, which is on the river at the southerly end of Cross street. In the year 1710 there was a parcel of land sold that included the site of the common, and the seller reserved theMr. Oakes' farm was at Cross street. Prior to the laying out of Cross street, the way from Meadford to Blanchard's led across the Salem street common to the landing, known as Noman's-friend landing, which is on the river at the southerly end of Cross street. In the year 1710 there was a parcel of land sold that included the site of the common, and the seller reserved the liberty of a highway through said land, from the Country road near to a place called Gravelly Bridge, to Widow Mercy Wade's. This house, after passing through the ownership of many different persons, finally came into the possession of Mr. Thatcher Magoun, senior, and Mr. George B. Lapham, Mr. Magoun owning the easterly half and