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that Concord, Sudbury, and Lancaster are at a greater charge in bridges for the public use of the country than some other of their neighbor towns, we conceive it meet that they be abated as followeth: Concord and Lancaster all their rates, whether paid or to be paid, to those two bridges above named, and Sudbury the one-half of their rates to the said bridges, and their abatements to be satisfied to the undertakers of those bridges, or repaid again to such as have paid, as followeth: i.e., Chelmsford, two pounds; Billerica, one pound; Charlestown, ten pounds; Meadford, two pounds; and what these shall fall short of satisfying those above-mentioned abatements, made up out of the county stock, either fines or otherwise, as the Court shall please to determine. Provided always, we think it meet that no stop be made of any the above-said abatement, so as to interfere or obstruct the performing of the present engagement respecting those bridges. Ralfe Mousall.Edward Johnson. Hugh Mas
sident. The board of directors being duly organized, the next duty was to commence the necessary surveys of the most eligible route between Medford River and Chelmsford, by the Concord River. Here the committee were met by an almost insurmountable difficulty: the science of civil-engineering was almost unknown to any one in thet. The actual elevation, when afterwards surveyed by a practical engineer, was found to be one hundred and four feet. By the original survey from Billerica to Chelmsford, the surveyor says, The water we estimate in the Merrimac at sixteen and one-half feet above that at Billerica Bridge, and the distance six miles; when, in fact, the water at Billerica Bridge is about twenty-five feet above the Merrimac at Chelmsford. This report shows one of the many difficulties the directors had to contend with for the want of requisite scientific knowledge. On the first (lay of March, the directors passed a vote, appointing Loammi Baldwin, Esq., to repair to Phil
29.   Elizabeth Bradshaw m. John Muzzy, July 12, 1709.   William Bradshaw m. Elizabeth Lampson, June 5, 1761.   Susanna Bradshaw m. Jonathan Patten, Apr. 14, 1762.   Stephen Bradshaw m. M. Mansfield, Nov. 22, 1763. (Of Alsbury.)   Susanna Bradshaw m. Timothy Newhall, Nov. 1, 1764.   Elizabeth Bradshaw m. Andrew Floyd, of Roxbury, Oct. 31, 1765.   Simon Bradshaw m. Hannah Johnson, July 12, 1770.   Thomas Bradshaw m. Martha Tufts, Nov. 26, 1772.   Patience Bradshaw m. N. Ordway, of Chelmsford, Nov. 22, 1733.   Sarah Bradshaw d. Oct. 22, 1775.  1Bradstreet, John, son of Rev. Simon B., of New London, and grandson of Gov. Bradstreet, b. Nov. 3, 1676; m. Mercy Wade, Oct. 9, 1699, and had--  1-2Dudley, b. Oct. 26, 1701.  3Ann, b. July 7, 1704.  4Lucy, b. May 30, 1706.  5Patience, b. Feb. 13, 1712.  6Mercy, d. Oct. 9, 1712. 1-2DUDLEY Bradstreet, of Boston, probably the son of John, as above, m. Sarah Peirce, of Medford, Aug. 18, 1724.  1Brooks, Thomas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Farmer, John 1789-1838 (search)
Farmer, John 1789-1838 Historian; born in Chelmsford, Mass., June 12, 1789; became a school-master, but abandoned this profession to enter trade; was one of the founders and corresponding secretary of the New Hampshire Historical Society. Among his works are Belknap's history of New Hampshire; Genealogical register of the first settlers of New England; Histories of Billerica and Amherst, etc., and, in connection with J. B. Moore, the Collections of New Hampshire. He died in Concord, N. H., Aug. 13; 1838.
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
rom fifty thousand dollars. The city has taken measures to erect a splendid monument in honor of the soldiers and sailors of Charlestown who died in the war. Chelmsford Incorporated May 29, 1655. Population in 1860, 2,291; in 1865, 2,296. Valuation in 1860, $1,371,136; in 1865, $1,546,508. The selectmen in 1861 were J. providing aid to the families of volunteers be approved, and they were instructed to pay to other towns the expenses incurred by them in aiding the families of Chelmsford volunteers living therein. 1862. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each person who should volunteer for three yearby the town. Several other meetings were held at which means were taken to recruit volunteers to keep the quota of the town full until the end of the war. Chelmsford furnished for the war two hundred and forty-nine men, which was a surplus of twenty-nine over and above all demands. Five were commissioned officers. The tota
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
linen, and cotton. In 1865 the society contributed six hundred and seventy-four different kinds of articles to the Commission. The whole number of articles contributed during the war was eight thousand seven hundred and sixty-four, exclusive of the material aid given in cash, mentioned above. The garments were all cut by a committee, which met twice a week for the purpose. These were made up afterwards by the ladies of West Roxbury, assisted by the ladies of Falmouth, Yarmouth, Chelmsford, Massachusetts; and of Charlestown, New Hampshire. A number of the ladies of West Roxbury paid a regular assessment of twelve dollars a year for four years. Weymouth Incorporated Sept. 2, 1635. Population in 1860, 7,742; in 1865, 7,981. Valuation in 1860, $3,119,993; in 1865, $3,345,349. The selectmen in 1861 were Z. L. Bicknell, James Humphrey, Allen Vining; in 1862 and 1863, Z. L. Bicknell, James Humphrey, Noah Vining; in 1864, James Humphrey, Z. L. Bicknell, Noah Vining; in 1865, J
Bernardston 256 Beverly 177 Billerica 375 Blackstone 611 Blandford 296 Bolton 613 Boston 582 Boxborough 377 Boxford 180 Boylston 616 Bradford 182 Braintree 483 Brewster 31 Bridgewater 538 Brighton 378 Brimfield 298 Brookfield 616 Brookline 485 Buckland 267 Burlington 381 C. Cambridge 382 Canton 490 Carlisle 391 Carver 540 Charlestown 393 Charlemont 259 Charlton 618 Chatham 33 Chelmsford 399 Chelsea 591 Cheshire 66 Chester 299 Chesterfield 334 Chicopee 300 Chilmark 164 Clarksburg 68 Clinton 619 Cohasset 491 Colerain 260 Concord 401 Conway 261 Cummington 335 D. Dalton 69 Dana 621 Danvers 184 Dartmouth 124 Dedham 493 Deerfield 262 Dennis 35 Dighton 125 Dorchester 497 Douglas 622 Dover 500 Dracut 402 Dudley 624 Dunstable 404 Duxbury 542 E. East Bridgewater
, 303; absent from Faneuil Hall meeting, 499; favors penal laws against abolitionists, 2.76, 95; reflection opposed by Lib, 81; receives back E. Quincy's commission as justice of peace, 328. Exeter Hall, anti-colonization meeting, 1.368. Fairbanks, Drury, 2.105. Faneuil Hall pro-slavery meeting, call, 1.486-488, 2.10, denounced by G., 1.489, 502; proceedings, 495-501, reviewed by G., 504-514; does not satisfy South, 513, 515; invaluable to abolitionists, 516. Farmer, John [b. Chelmsford, Mass., June 12, 1789; d. Concord, N. H., August 13, 1838], abolitionist, 1.454; praise of Francis Jackson, 2.60. Farnham, Harriet, 1.124. Farnham, Martha, devoted Baptist, 1.24, 27, lodges Abijah and Fanny Garrison, 24, 60, kindness to the latter, 26, letter from her, 32. Farnsworth, Amos, Dr., eye-witness of Boston mob, 2.13, lends money for Standard, 359, presides at Groton Convention, 421 Farnum vs. Brooks, 1.129. Farr, Jonathan, Rev. [d. 1845], 2.110. Faulkner, Charles Ja
ed absolutely, March 7, 1643-4, Ibid., II. 62. The description in this grant is somewhat different from the former: Shawshin is granted to Cambridg, without any condition of makeing a village there; and the land between them and Concord is granted them, all save what is formerly granted to the military company or others, provided the church and present elders continue at Cambridge. and included the present town of Billerica, parts of Bedford and Carlisle, and a part of Tewksbury, or of Chelmsford, or of both. The terms of the grant—all the land lying between Concord and Merrimac rivers—would seem to include Lowell; yet an Indian village then occupied that territory, and such villages were generally protected. The township had now attained its full size. In shape somewhat like an hour-glass, about thirty-five miles in length, and wide at each extremity, it was not much more than one mile in width in the central part, where the original settlement was made, and where most of the
petition from the inhabitants of Cambridge, which was subscribed by very many hands, in which they testified and declared their good content and satisfaction they took and had in the present government in church and commonwealth, with their resolution to be assisting to and encouraging the same, and humbly desiring all means might be used for the continuance and preservation thereof: and at the same time and the next day several petitions of like nature from Wooborne, Dorchester, Redding, Chelmsford, Concord, Billirrikey, Boston, Dedham, and Meadfield, and also one from several inhabitants of Roxbury, all which are on file. Mass. Col. Rec., IV. (ii.) 136, 137. The Cambridge petition, for some reason, has been removed from the Massachusetts Archives to the Judicial Court Files for Suffolk County, in the Court House, Boston. The Cambridge petition is here inserted, partly on account of its patriotic spirit, and partly to preserve the list of names appended to it:— To the honou
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