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Chapter 14: civil History. Shire-Town of Middlesex. half shires. Records removed to Charlestown; the General Court orders their return. removal and return., II. 38. the courts continued to be held in Cambridge, as the shire-town of Middlesex. As the business of the courts there is much increased, it was ordered, Oct.-90, that Capt. Laurence Hammond deliver to the order of the County Court for Middlesex the records of that county; that is to say, all books and files by him formerfice for the registry of deeds was open in Cambridge, being the shire-town of Middlesex; the Representative of Charlestown insisted that his town was the shire; and c office for registering of deeds and conveyances of lands for the County of Middlesex be forthwith opened and kept at the shire-town of Cambridge. Mass. Prov. R55. Wee, whose names are underwritten, being appoynted by the County Cort of Middlesex to provide a house of Correction, with a fit person to keep the same, do make
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 17: heresy and witchcraft. (search)
ation hath been amongst them, and what I have suffered this fifteen years for not going to the public meeting is well known to many of my neighbors. He then appealed for relief. Dated, From Cambridge Prison the 24th 3d mo., 1677, and signed Benanuel Bower. County Court Files, 1677. This address, like the former, is not an autograph except the signature. In answer to the petition of Benanuell Bowers, the Court judgeth meet to refer the consideration thereof to the next County Court in Middlesex for answer. Mass. Col. Rec., v. 153. At the session of the County Court, Oct. 2, 1677, The remonstrance exhibited by Benanuel Bowers to the General Court in May last being, by order of said Court referred unto the consideration of this Court for answer,—this Court sent for the said Bowers, and gave him liberty to declare what he had to say, and no just exception appearing against the sentence of the Court that committed him unto prison, but on the contrary he manifesting much perversene
the whole Court chosen and appointed to be sergeant major of the regiment of Middlesex, May 5, 1676. Mass. Col. Rec., v. 83. Before this election, however, he pissary in this expedition, and accepted. June 21, Capt. Gookin Sheriff of Middlesex, and son of Gen. Gookin. and Capt. Phips to be sent to for riding officers. ted and appointed to be Colonel of all the forces in the western frontiers of Middlesex and Essex, together with the town of Brookfield, by his Honor the Lieutenant m Brattle, Colonel, and Henry Vassall, Lieut.—colonel, of the 1st Regiment in Middlesex, also to Edward Marrett, Capt. Lieutenant, Eliphalet Robbins, 2d Lieutenant, le, Esq., Colonel; Thomas Oliver, Esq., Lieut. Colonel of the 1st Regiment in Middlesex; Massachusetts Spy, August 1, 1771. and in the same year, Thomas Gardner b6, he was met by Spencer Phips, Esq., with his Troop of horse, the Sheriff of Middlesex, and other gentlemen of the county, and by them conducted to Harvard College
June 1767, June of Court of Common Pleas, in Middlesex; Thesta, b. 14 Aug. 1769; Anna,b. 16 June 17s a lawyer in Weston, Register of Probate in Middlesex from 1817 to 1851, res. alternately at Westoevoted to public affairs. He was sheriff of Middlesex 1715-17; Selectman of Cambridge 1717, 1718, ; as in May 1687 he was appointed Sheriff of Middlesex by the Andros Administration. At the Revoluwards appointed, 1702, to the same office in Middlesex, which he held (except from Dec. 1715 to Jultion of an order of the last County Court of Middlesex for one year, enjoining the said Johnson to ne 1799, m. Samuel Chandler (late Sheriff of Middlesex) 29 Oct. 1818; Artemas Bowers, b. 21 Sept. 1e morning of 2 Sept. 1774, a large number of Middlesex freeholders (Gov. Oliver says about four thoel, Representative 1753, and High Sheriff of Middlesex 1764-1774. He inherited the homestead, and life became an attorney. By the Records of Middlesex it appears that in Aug. 1719 Capt. Joseph Wh
oton 3 June 1761, dismissed, on account of his supposed hostility to the Revolution, May 1775, and not many years afterwards removed to Amherst, N. II., and was there a lawyer and Judge of Probate. He d. 2 Ap 1798, a. 59, and was buried with Masonic honors. The address at his funeral was delivered by lion. Timothy Bigelow, of Groton. Mr. Dana; m. Anna Kendrick, and had at Groton Luther, b. 13 Aug. 1763; Amelia, b. 14 Ap. 1765; Samuel, b. 26, June 1767, June of Court of Common Pleas, in Middlesex; Thesta, b. 14 Aug. 1769; Anna,b. 16 June 1771; and others born in New Hampshire. 16. Benjamin, s. of William (9), was prob. the same who, by w. Lucy, had Jonathan,, bap. 13 Nov. 1785. 17. Josiah, s. of William (9), m. Richel Leverett 31 Oct. 1782, and had Sarah, bap. 7 Mar. 1784; Josiah, bap. 25 Feb. 1787. 18. Daniel, s. of Thomas (10), m., Experience Hunting of Dedham 16 Jan. 1745-6; she d. 25 Jan. 1766, and he m. wid. Elizabeth Bowen 22 May 1766. His chil. were Mary,b. 24,
signed 23 Ap. 1828, and d. 14 Nov. 1855; his w. Lucy d. 9 Mar. 1855, a. 88. 5. Isaac, brother of Thaddeus (4), b. 4 Dec. 1778, m. Sukey Hobbs of Weston 7 Nov. 1802; and had Isaac, b.——, d. young; Augustus Hery, b. 19 Sept. 1805, H. C. 1825, a lawyer in Boston, d. 22 Mar. 1864; Isaac Lamson, b. 18 Mar. 1810; George, b. 19 Nov. 1813; Susan Ann, b. 22 Oct. 1815; Andrew, b. 8 May 1817; Edward, b. 17 Dec. 1819. Isaac the f. grad. II. C. 1798, was a lawyer in Weston, Register of Probate in Middlesex from 1817 to 1851, res. alternately at Weston and Cambridge, and d. 11 Mar. 1861. 6. Nathan, s. of Samuel of Waltham, a descendant from John of Watertown, b. 6 Dec. 1780 (according to the family record, or 1779, as Bond records it), settled early in Camb., m. Anna Livermore, dau. of Josiah Mason, 13 July 1805, and had Clementina, b. 12 Aug. 1805, d. young; Frederick William, b. Nov. 1806, d. young,; Sarah Russell Mason, b. 16 Dec. 1808, m. James Munroe, Jr , 8 Oct. 1834; Elijah, b. 1 Fe
tate, and res. on the homestead. He grad. H. C. 1690, and is said to have been a lawyer; but his time was chiefly devoted to public affairs. He was sheriff of Middlesex 1715-17; Selectman of Cambridge 1717, 1718, Representative 1716, 1721, and often rendered service on important committees. As early as 1710 he was Lieut.-colonen to Canada in 1711. Captain Gookin seems to have been more moderate than his father in opposition to arbitrary power; as in May 1687 he was appointed Sheriff of Middlesex by the Andros Administration. At the Revolution, John Green was reinstate Marshal-general, and Gookin probably went out of office. Green died 3 Mar. 1690-91, aished, and high Sheriffs were appointed in each county. Gookin held this office for a time in Suffolk, and was afterwards appointed, 1702, to the same office in Middlesex, which he held (except from Dec. 1715 to July 1717) until 27 July 1729. 4. Nathaniel, s. of Daniel (1), grad. H. C. 1675, and after assisting Pres. Oakes in
. A higher authority now interposed. At the session of the General Court, commencing 20 Oct. 1663, an order was passed, to wit: Upon perusal of the Commissioners' letter to the honorable Corporation in England, and Mr. Eliot's motion, touching Marmaduke Johnson, printer, informing that the said Corporation have contracted with the said Johnson for one year, expiring 10th August next; it is hereby ordered, that there be a suspension of the execution of an order of the last County Court of Middlesex for one year, enjoining the said Johnson to return to England, to his wife, whom he allegeth is diseased [deceased?], and may have opportunity, in the interval, to produce full certificate thereof. Probably, before the expiration of the year, Johnson furnished satisfactory evidence that his wife was dead; for he was allowed to remain and to continue the business of printing, without molestation. His intention to marry Greene's daughter, however, was effectually frustrated. He m. Ruth, d
Amos, s. of Amos (5), m. Abigail Bowers of Billerica, and had in Lex. Amos, b. 19 Ap. 1766; Josiah, b. 4 Nov. 1767; Abigail, b. 27 May 1769; William, b. 20 May 1771. Amos the f. d. 10 Dec. 1822. 7. Amos, s. of Amos (6), m. Lydia Boutelle of Leominster, and had in Lex. Elmira, b. 21 Oct. 1794, m. Charles Reed 23 Oct. 1817, d. 15 Nov. 1819; Benjamin, b. 13 Dec. 1795, d. suddenly in Boston 21 Ap. 1848, leaving wid. and children; Lydia, b. 11 June 1799, m. Samuel Chandler (late Sheriff of Middlesex) 29 Oct. 1818; Artemas Bowers, b. 21 Sept. 1802, grad. H. C. 1824, ordained at Framingham 10 June 1830, resigned 18 May 1833, installed over Cambridgeport Parish 1 Jan. 1834, resigned 4 May 1846, commenced his ministry with the Lee Street Society 7 Sept. 1846, resigned 20 Feb. 1854, installed at Concord, N. H., 29 Mar. 1854, resigned May 1857, installed at Newburyport 3 Sept. 1857, resigned May 1865, returned to Camb. where he has since resided, preaching statedly at Chestnut Hill, Newto
rned to England, Pemberton says in his Manuscript Chronology (in the Mass. Hist. Soc. Lib.), under date of 10 Oct. 1775, Sir William Howe succeeds to the military command, and Lieut.-gov. T. Oliver to the civil department, and is now Governor of Boston only, he having jurisdiction over no other town in the province. of the Province, and President of a Council appointed by the King in a manner particularly obnoxious to popular resentment. On the morning of 2 Sept. 1774, a large number of Middlesex freeholders (Gov. Oliver says about four thousand), assembled at Cambridge, and induced the recently appointed Mandamus Councillors to renounce their offices. The President of the Council was not spared; but, though he urgently requested delay, inasmuch as he could not with propriety renounce that office, while he held that of Lieut.-gov., yet he finally yielded, and signed a solemn engagement as a man of honor and a Christian, that he would never hereafter, upon any terms whatsoever, acc
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