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rkable that the early history is very meagre. From several statements of its proportion of the public charges in the colony rates, it must be concluded that it was, within the first eight years, superior in wealth at different times to Newbury, Ipswich, Hingham, Weymouth, all ancient towns, furnished with regular ministers. Yet the number of people was certainly small; and the weight of the tax was probably borne by the property of Governor Cradock, there invested for fishing and other purpos the Brooks family to the present day. Jonathan Wade, who for several years paid the highest tax in Medford, bought land on the south of the river, near Mystic Bridge. Oct. 2, 1656, he bought four hundred acres of Mathew Avery, then living in Ipswich. The purchasing of land was the most important business transacted by our early fathers. As a specimen of their keen appetite and steady perseverance, we give a list of purchases by Mr. Peter Tufts, chiefly on Mystic side: -- 1664, June 2
hout any more formal act of incorporation. Among the oldest are the following: Plymouth, 1620; Salem, 1629 ; Charlestown, 1629; Boston, 1630; Medford or Mystic, 1630; Watertown, 1630; Roxbury, 1630; Dorchester, 1630 ; Cambridge or Newton, 1633; Ipswich, 1634; Concord, 1635; Hingham, 1635; Newbury, 1635; Scituate, 1636; Springfield, 1636; Duxbury, 1637; Lynn, 1637; Barnstable, 1639; Taunton, 1639; Woburn, 1642; Malden, 1649. London, May 22, 1629: On this day the orders for establishing a govion the laws and regulations of Medford must have generally taken, it will be necessary to know those one hundred laws established by the General Court in 1641, and called The body of liberties These laws were drawn up by Rev. Nathaniel Ward, of Ipswich, and Rev. John Cotton, of Boston, as the most competent men. To show the expansion of their minds and the soundness of their hearts, we will give here two or three specimens of those laws:-- There shall never be any bond slavery or villanage.
ointed in Medford as watchers of the Indians and wild beasts. March 9, 1637 :-- All watchers shall come to the public assemblies with their muskets fit for service. Same date:-- No person shall travel above one mile from his dwelling-house without some arms, upon pain of 12d. for every default. In 1637, two hundred men, as warriors, were to be raised in Massachusetts. The following towns furnished numbers in proportion to their population: Boston, 26; Salem, 18; Saugus, 16; Ipswich, 17; Newbury, 8; Roxbury, 10; Hingham, 6; Meadford, 3. May 14: Ordered that there shall be a watch of two a night kept in every plantation till the next General Court. June 2, 1641: Ordered that all the out-towns shall each of them have a barrel of gunpowder. Sept. 15, 1641: On this day began a muster, which lasted two days: twelve hundred soldiers. And though there was plenty of wine and strong beer, yet no man drunk, no oath sworn, no quarrel, no hurt done. Can so much be sai
AugustaS. Lapham'sC. TurnerE. Brigham, J. & W. WilliamsBoston344.38 49 BrigAvon This vessel was built in the short space of twenty-six days. A privateer.S. Lapham'sC. TurnerBenjamin Rich and othersBoston388.24 50 ShipCatonS. Lapham'sC. TurnerBenjamin Rich and othersBoston371.61 51 BrigAmsterdam PacketS. Lapham'sC. TurnerPhillip Maret and othersBoston178.48 52 BrigAdrianaS. Lapham'sC. TurnerAmos BrownDuxbury148.30 53 ShipParagonS. Lapham'sC. TurnerBixby, Valentine, and othersBoston & Ipswich350.41 54 BrigSwiftsureS. Lapham'sC. TurnerJ. Belknap and othersBoston192.19 551816ShipCadmusT. Magoun'sT. MagounBenjamin RichBoston319.52 56 ShipTritonT. Magoun'sT. MagounDavid HinckleyBoston344.51 57 BrigMexicanT. Magoun'sT. MagounJohn PrattBoston264.08 58 BrigOrleansT. Magoun'sT. MagounJ. Pratt & T. MagounBoston & Medford283.23 59 BrigGov. BrooksT. Magoun'sT. MagounNathaniel GoddardBoston244.35 60 ShipTelegraphS. Lapham'sC. TurnerW. & N. Appleton and othersBoston391.40 61 Bri
634, Meadford paid £ 26; Charlestown, £ 45. In 1635, in a levy of £ 200, Meadford paid £ 10, and Charlestown £ 16. Keeping about these proportions, Medford paid its share as follows: In 1635, £ 19. 15s.; in 1636, £ 15; in 1637, £ 49. 12s.; in 1638, £ 59. 5s. 8d.; in 1639, '40, and '41, no record of tax; in 1642, £ 10; in 1643, £ 7. Winthrop tells us, that,-- Of a tax of £ 1,500, levied by the General Court in 1637, the proportion paid by Medford was £ 52. 10s.; by Boston, £ 233. 10s.; Ipswich, £ 180; Salem, £ 170. 10s.; Dorchester, £ 140; Charles-town, £ 138; Roxbury, £ 115; Watertown, £ 110; Newton, £ 106; Lynn, £ 105. Mr. Savage says of this time (1637), Property and numbers, in a very short period, appear to have been very unequally distributed between Medford and Marblehead. The diversity in the several years was owing to accidental occurrences, such as supporting the expedition against the Pequods; also for service-money, to prevent the effort in Engla
6, 1716.   Samuel, son of Joseph and Mary Ballard, b. Dec. 27, 1718; d. Aug. 10, 1721.   Birdue, Philip, m. Ann Soloman, Oct. 7, 1704.  1Bishop, Thomas, of Ipswich, merchant, Rep. 1666; d. Feb. 7, 1671, leaving widow, Margaret. Children:--  1-2Samuel.  3John.  4Thomas.  5Job.  6Nathaniel. 1-2Samuel Bishop m. Hester--- L., b. Aug. 19, 1849; d. Nov. 13, 1854.  62Edward P., b. Nov. 19, 1851.  63Caroline M., b. Mar. 28, 1855.  1Wade, Jonathan, was one of the early settlers at Ipswich, where he was freeman, 1634. His second wife was Mrs. Dorothy Buckley, whom he m. Dec. 9, 1660; and his third wife, Susannah----, d. Nov. 29, 1678. He had two bhan, b. Mar. 5, 1681.  12Samuel, b. Dec. 31, 1683.  13Anne, b. Oct. 7, 1685.  14Dorothy, b. Mar. 12, 1687; m. Jona. Willis, Oct. 17, 1706. 1-4Thomas Wade, of Ipswich, m. Elizabeth Cogswell, 1670; and d. Oct. 4, 1696, leaving--  4-15Jonathan.  16Thomas.  16 1/2John, minister at Berwick; H. C. 1693.  17Nathaniel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agawam, (search)
Agawam, The Indian name of Ipswich, Mass.; settled in 1633; incorporated under the present name in 1634. See Boston; Massachusetts.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bradstreet, Simon, -1697 (search)
rn in Lincolnshire, England, in March, 1603. After studying one year in college, he became steward to the Countess of Warwick. He married Anne, a daughter of Thomas Dudley, and was persuaded to engage in the settlement of Massachusetts. Invested with the office of judge, he arrived at Salem in the summer of 1630. The next year he was among the founders of Cambridge, and was one of the first settlers at Andover. Very active, he was almost continually in public life, and lived at Salem, Ipswich, and Boston. He was secretary, agent, and commissioner of the United Colonies of New England; and in 1662 he was despatched to congratulate Charles II. on his restoration. He was assistant from 1630 to 1679, and deputy-governor from 1673 to 1679. From that time till 1686 (when the charter was annulled) he was governor. When, in 1689. Andros was imprisoned, he was restored to the office, which he held until the arrival of Governor Phipps, in 1692, with the new charter. His wife, Anne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835 (search)
Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835 Jurist; born at Ipswich, Mass., Dec. 27, 1752; graduated at Harvard in 1778. An able lawyer and an influential member of Congress (1785-88), he was the framer of the celebrated ordinance of 1787. He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature several years, and was engaged to revise the laws of the State (1799), and revise and publish the charters (1811) which had been granted therein. Mr. Dane was a member of the Hartford Convention (see Hartford) in 1814. His work entitled A. General abridgment and digest of American law, in 9 large volumes (1823-29), is a monument of his learning and industry. He founded the Dane professorship of law in Harvard University. He died in Beverly, Feb. 15, 1835.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Denison, Daniel, 1613-1682 (search)
Denison, Daniel, 1613-1682 Military officer; born in England in 1613; settled in New England about 1631; was commissioner to arrange the differences with D'Aulny, the French commander at Penobscot, in 1646 :and 1653; and later was major-general of the colonial forces for ten years. He was made commander-in-chief of the Massachusetts troops in 1675, but owing to illness during that year was not able to lead his forces in the Indian War. He published Irenicon, or salve for New England's sore. He died in Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 20, 1682.
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