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e first professorship of law at Cambridge; and a legacy of plate to the first church in Medford shows that his regard for his country was not weakened by distance nor seared by proscription. He bequeathed more than two thousand acres of land, in Granby and Royalton, in Worcester County, for the establishment of the aforesaid professorship. He was, for twenty-two years, a member of the Council. His virtues and popularity at first saved his estate, as his name was not included with those of his Charlestown £ 100, which was used to build a parsonage. While Representative, he returned to the town treasury his salary. In 1745, he gave £ 80 to the school on Charlestown Neck. By his will, he gave to Medford one hundred acres of land in Granby (South Hadley), for the use and better support of the common schools of the town. This Granby farm was sold, 1788, for one hundred dollars, to Mr. Richard Hall. Generosity was native with him, and shone the salient feature of his character.
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 9: Hampshire County. (search)
volunteers enlisting from Amherst associate with the volunteers from Hadley, Hatfield, Leverett, Pelham, Sunderland, and Granby, in forming a company. August 25th, Voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who enlists in the niows: In 1861, $41.92; in 1862, $573.57; in 1863, $768.60; in 1864, $638.88; in 1865, $155.45. Total amount, $2,178.42. Granby Incorporated June 11, 1768. Population in 1860, 907; in 1865, 908. Valuation in 1860, $476,382; in 1865, $470,125. gust 3d, The bounty to be paid to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. Granby furnished one hundred and twelve men for the war, which was a surplus of eight over and above all demands. Eight were co, 00; in 1862, $678.46; in 1863, $1,156.94; in 1864, $638.88; in 1865, $155.45. Total amount, $2,178.42. The ladies of Granby were very active, doing every thing in their power for the health and comfort of the soldiers. Several barrels of clothi
402 Dudley 624 Dunstable 404 Duxbury 542 E. East Bridgewater 543 Eastham 37 Easthampton 336 Easton 127 Edgartown 166 Egremont 71 Enfield 339 Erving 264 Essex 187 F. Fairhaven 130 Falmouth 38 Fall River 133 Fitchburg 625 Florida 73 Foxborough 501 Framingham 405 Franklin 502 Freetown 137 G. Gardner 628 Georgetown 188 Gill 265 Gloucester 191 Goshen 341 Gosnold 168 Grafton 630 Granby 342 Granville 302 Great Barrington 74 Greenfield 266 Greenwich 343 Groton 408 Groveland 194 H. Hadley 345 Halifax 546 Hamilton 196 Hancock 77 Hanover 550 Hanson 547 Hardwick 631 Harvard 633 Harwich 41 Hatfield 346 Hawley 268 Haverhill 198 Heath 269 Hingham 551 Hinsdale 79 Holden 635 Holland 303 Holliston 410 Holyoke 305 Hopkinton 412 Hubbardston 636 Hull 553 Huntington 348
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 21: (search)
plicity and directness. The evening we spent very agreeably indeed, in a party collected to meet us at Mrs. Lister's. Mrs. Thomas Lister,—afterwards Lady Theresa,—sister to Lord Clarendon. After Mr. Lister's death she became, in 1844, the wife of Sir George Cornewall Lewis; and, beside her novel Dacre,—reprinted in America before 1835,—she published, in 1852, the Lives of Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon. Her beauty was celebrated. Mr. Lister was the author of Granby, Herbert Lacy, etc., and of a life of Lord Chancellor Clarendon. Mr. Parker was there, whom I saw in Boston a year ago, and who has lately carried a contested election against Lord John Russell;. . . . Lord and Lady Morley, fine old people of the best school of English character; the beautiful and unpretending Lady James Graham;. . . . Senior, the political economist; Babbage, the inventor of the great calculating machine, etc. . . . . We went at ten and came home at midnight, having enjoye
ere before they enlisted. J. G. Ray, Chairman Selectmen. Gardner. I know of several cases where I believe that the service had a most decided influence for good. When they enlisted they were wild and unsteady boys, but on their discharge they returned home apparently changed men. I believe that the war has not had an immoral influence upon our soldiers, as a general thing, but on the contrary, where it has demoralized one, it has elevated two. M. A. Gates, Chairman Selectmen. Granby. It is the opinion of the selectmen that there has been a decided improvement in the manners and morals of many of the men who enlisted from this town; and that the contrary of this cannot be said of any of our returned soldiers. A. White, Chairman Selectmen. Greenfield. Most of the foreigners return improved, and have more ambition and self-respect, and, upon the whole, both natives and foreigners have returned improved, and with higher and better views of life and duty. H. S
d overcome the still obstinate resistance from the king. Exaggerating the danger from the continuance of the riots, Halifax, on Monday, obeying Bedford's directions about the disposition of the troops, wrote to the king to appoint the Marquis of Granby, their partisan, to the command in chief, insinuating against Cumberland the old and just charge of cruelty and want of popularity; while the king himself, in violation of the constitution, privately ordered Cumberland to act as captain-general. new assurances against Bute's meddling in state affairs; that Mackenzie, Bute's brother, should be dismissed from his employment and place; that Lord Holland, the adviser of the plan for the regency bill, should meet with the same treatment; that Granby should be appointed commander-in-chief, to the exclusion of Cumberland; and that the ministers should settle the government in Ireland. Terms more humiliating could not have been devised. On the next day Grenville called to receive the 23. k
rary to the true principles of commerce, and should be repealed; there remained of Charles Townshend's Revenue Act nothing but the duty on tea; and this, evaded by smuggling or by abstinence from its use, yielded in all America not fifteen hundred dollars, not three hundred pounds a year. Why should such a duty be retained, at the cost of the affections of thirteen Provinces and two millions of people? Grafton spoke first and earnestly for its repeal; Camden seconded him with equal vigor. Granby and Conway gave their voice and their vote on the same side, and Sir Edward Hawke, whom illness detained from Chap. XL.} 1769. May. the meeting, was of their opinion. Had not Grafton and Camden consented to remove Shelburne, the measure would have been carried, and American independence indefinitely postponed. But Rochford, the new Secretary, with Gower and Weymouth adhered to Hillsborough. The fearful responsibility of deciding fell to Lord North. Of a merciful disposition and of rar
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
dared not stay in the town, so he hastened to Newburyport and took passage for Halifax. From there he went to England. He bitterly repented his course; but he was an absentee, and his property was confiscated. By the good offices of Dr. Simon Tufts his estate was kept together. He died in England in 1781. By will he left a silver cup to the church in Medford. A special act of the Legislature was necessary before it could be delivered. He bequeathed to the town 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 for us is against us. After the Battle of Lexington the British were completely surrounded on the land side. They, however, held the harbor and the rivers Mystic and Charles. Men-of-war we
in Boston. After leaving small legacies to different relatives, handsome enamelled mourning rings to friends (among others to Ebenezer Tirell (?) and David Osgood), he gives to the Town of Medford for the support of schools 100 acres of land in Granby formerly known by the name of South Hadley. All the remaining land in Granby (809 acres) and his right of land in the county of Worcester (928 acres) which he bought December 28, 1752, in company with the Hon. James Otis, John Chandler and CalebGranby (809 acres) and his right of land in the county of Worcester (928 acres) which he bought December 28, 1752, in company with the Hon. James Otis, John Chandler and Caleb Daney, he gives to the Overseers and Corporation of Harvard College to endow a professorship of laws or physics and anatomy, and they shall have full power to sell said lands and to put the money out at interest, the income whereof shall be for the aforesaid purpose. The simple professorship of laws led the way to the establishment of the Harvard Law School, so that our Cambridge University has much to thank Isaac Royall for. A special bequest gives to Harriot Pepperell, a granddaughter, fo
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10., Extracts from Selectmen's Records. (search)
l. Lafayette——2.00 Vol. III, p. 115. Jan. i, 1824 [should be 1825]. Voted to allow James W. Brooks acct for horse & chaise twice to Lexington for bass Drum at visit of Lafayette 3.12 Vol. III, p. 118. Isaac Royall's Bequest of Land in Granby for Sup-Port of schools. Wednesday [ ] 30, 1794. [Extract from town warrant.] To know if they will Chuse an agent to Proce [ ] their Claims to Land in Granby. Vol. I, p. 1. June 3, 1799. Voted, That Mr. Porter & N. Hall be desired to advGranby. Vol. I, p. 1. June 3, 1799. Voted, That Mr. Porter & N. Hall be desired to advise with the Treasurer and Place the money Received for the land sold Mr. Forbes in that situation that will be of the most advantage to the Town. Bol. Loan Office Certificate. Vol. I, p. 29. Jan. 6, 1800. Voted, That Nathl Hall receive the Interest on U. States notes Purchased with the money received for Land given the Town of Medford by the late Isaac Royal Esqr. (& sold by said Town to Daniel Forbes) & appropriate the money for Payment of Stove lately Purchased by him for the Schoolhous