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Brook. South and partly upon Prouts Marsh, the Widow's thirds East from the West corner of the orchard comprehending into this twelve Acres One appletree at the West corner and so it butts upon Mrs. Dunster's westerly [ ] Wade north—also seven Acres of Plowland on the East fide of the o [ ] corn field adjoyning to Elizabeth Wade's plowland hereinafter mentioned and bounded by the fence elsewhere All these together at £ 152..12..4 allowing her the said Prudence one half that wood lott at Spot pond into her part—— ffifthly Katherine Wyer Katherine Wade married Eleazar Wyer. There is no record of marriage, but the births of children are recorded. hath that house by marble's brook Meeting House brook. at £40ll and about Eighteen Acres of land adjoyning allowing two acres for Highways || and Nine acres and half of woodland more or less the Woodland lyeth at the North corner of the farm bounded by Charlestown [ ] north Thomas Willis West, Susanna Wade East and so with that Eighte
Historical items. Feb. 7, 1632: On this day Governor Winthrop, Mr. Nowell, and others, crossed our ford in Medford, and travelled on an exploring expedition towards the north-east, and came to a very great pond, having in the midst an island of about one acre, and very thick with trees of pine and beech; and the pond had divers small rocks standing up here and there in it, which they therefore called Spot Pond. They went all about it on the ice. 1647: Medford was under the following law: Ordered that no lover shall seek the hand of his chosen one till he has asked permission of her parents. Penalty for the first offence £ 5; for the second £ 10; and for the third imprisonment. According to this, an element of danger must have been introduced into the courting of those days. 1670: Some Indian children were brought up in our English families, and afterwards became idle and intemperate. A gentleman asked the Indian father why this was so. He answered: Tucks will be tucks,