ng them to trusted patriots, and thereby guarding his widowed mother against trouble from reckless young fellows who were inclined to damage Tory property.
Colonel Royall, who had been a member of the Provincial Governor's Council, became panic-stricken when war seemed inevitable.
The winter before he nearly made up his mind tn a piece of land in Granby upon which $100 was realized.
His estate was not settled until 1805.
A man of great hospitality, charity, and charm of manner, Colonel Royall lacked the firmness which the times necessitated.
He was never considered an active enemy of the Colonies, but the principle of the times was, Who is not fory).
Among them was Thomas Savels, who had served as a minute-man, and was a veteran of the New York campaigns.
It is said that he was the son-in-law of Col. Isaac Royall.
His son Thomas, at his father's death, changed his name to Sables.
Thomas Savels the soldier has numerous descendants in Medford.
Aaron Tufts and Willi
Mr. John Usher owned a part of Governor Winthrop's Ten Hills farm, the same estate afterwards in the possession of Col. Isaac Royall.
Colonel Royall maintained a gate across Harvard street, on the southerly limit of his farm, as late as the yearColonel Royall maintained a gate across Harvard street, on the southerly limit of his farm, as late as the year 1771.
It is to be remembered that the part of Medford situated on the south side of Mistick river was within the limits of Charlestown until the year 1754.
In the records of the County Court, and in our own town records, may be found numerous edford bounds, 85 rods, shut up and improved by Nathan Tufts; then still northerly 169 rods, shut up and improved by Brigadier Royall, which brings us to the way which passes by our Fish place on Medford River.
This way is closed at the present dng or fishing place on Medford River, which is bounded as follows, viz.: on land formerly of Mr. Jonathan Tufts, now Brigadier Royall's, measuring from the road at the east end, back to the river, northerly 8 rods: from said east end along the road t
he site when Usher bought it of the heirs of Governor Winthrop.
In 1737 Isaac Royall, Senior, remodelled and embellished the house, and one year after, his son Isaacrriages of the Vassals and other noted families of Boston and vicinity, and Colonel Royall returned the visits in the only chariot which was owned for miles on the nohich adorned the walls have been destroyed.
Otherwise the house is much as Colonel Royall left it.
During the siege of Boston the house was the headquarters of thgh an old record says that prisoners were taken to Washington's Headquarters at Royall's.
Stark and his staff occupied the house until after the battle of Bunker hiled in the army.
His name is on the roll of minute-men.
A warrant for Isaac Royall, Senior, issued in 1734, a pair of spectacles inscribed The gift of I. Royall toI. Royall to Simon Tufts, Esq., and a silver communion plate bequeathed to the Church of Christ in Medford were all the exhibits which referred personally to the ancient owners