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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Some notes from my Scrapbook. (search)
ied in the year 1689. In the division of his estate it was set off to his daughter Katherine, who married Elizer Wyer—To Katherine Wyer, she hath the house by Marble brook and about 18 acres adjoining, allowing 2 acres for highways. Elizer Wyer and wife Katherine sold, in 1710, house, barn, and sixteen acres of land lying on botpurchasers, and the Shepard house came into the possession of John Hall and Stephen Willis. There was not a house, at that date, between the Shepard house and Marble brook. When Brooks and Wheeler purchased their estate (1660) they also acquired a right in the landing at the Rocks, next to Thomas Marrable's (Marble's) house. The Rocks are now know as Rock hill, and Thomas Marrable's house must have stood on the east side of Marble brook, and may have been (and probably was) the identical house set off to Katherine Wyer from her father's estate. April 26, 1641. Mr. Cradock grants to Josiah Dawstin of Mistick at Medford in New England all that my me
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Some errors in Medford's histories. (search)
g place now occupied by Mr. J. T. Foster. [P. 8.] This is merely tradition, there is no record of any such transaction, and further, the major never owned the land. Brooks. [P. 9.] Whitmore brook has its source in Bare hill meadow; Marble brook in Turkey swamp; Winter brook in the region south of Winter hill; Two Penny brook (which Mr. Brooks does not mention) has its source south and west of Walnut Tree hill (now College hill); Gravelly creek has its source in the region south of Spook runs, is the westerly bounds of the said marsh,. . . Excepting from the above, 12 acres of the meadows lying by Mistick river next unto the land of the said Edward Collins. These twelve acres of marsh land above described are bounded by Marble brook (it being the brook mentioned above) on the west, Mystic river on the south, north on the upland between High street and said marshland. It included that point of marshland that was cut off, when a new channel of the river was made by Messrs