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arallel of latitude indicated. It is bounded on the east by Charles River, which separates it from Boston; on the south by Charles River, which separates it from Brookline and Brighton; Brighton and Charlestown have recently been annexed to Boston; but they have not yet ceased to be designated by their former names. on the west own came and accepted of such enlargement as had formerly been offered them by Boston and Watertown. Savage's Winthrop, i. 132, 142. This enlargement embraced Brookline, Brighton, and Newton. Brookline, then called Muddy River, was granted on condition that Mr. Hooker and his congregation should not remove. They did remove; anBrookline, then called Muddy River, was granted on condition that Mr. Hooker and his congregation should not remove. They did remove; and thus this grant was forfeited. But the grant of what was afterwards Brighton and Newton held good. In the settlement of the line between Cambridge and Charlestown, no indication is given how far the bounds of either extended into the country beyond the line drawn from the Governor's great lot, or the Ten Hills Farm, to the ne
Lane, separating the house-lots from the yards in the rear, extended across the College enclosure, from the Common to the Old Field, at the distance of about a hundred feet from Harvard Street, having an outlet into Harvard Street about a hundred feet easterly from the present Holyoke Street; this, like that into which it entered, was called Field Lane. Cow-yard Lane and Field Lane north of Harvard Street were discontinued and enclosed with the adjoining lands immediately after Mr. Hooker's company removed. The foregoing are all the highways of which I find any trace in the present bounds of Cambridge, prior to 1636. On the south side of the river, however, a highway was early established, called the highway to Roxbury, from a point opposite to the College Wharf, in the general direction of the road from Cambridge Great Bridge, through the easterly portion of Brighton to Brookline. Frequent reference is also made, in the early records, to the highway from Watertown to Roxbury.
Rec., i. 129. The real want of accommodation for cattle and for an additional population may be estimated from the facts that, at this time there were probably less than one hundred families here, containing from five hundred to six hundred persons; and, supposing them to have sold one half of their cattle to their successors, their herd may have consisted of about three hundred. Including the land then offered by others and accepted by them, their territory embraced Cambridge, Arlington, Brookline, Brighton, and Newton. After making all needful allowance for improvements in agriculture, one might suppose here was sufficient room for somewhat more than a hundred families, with their flocks and herds. Another reason is mentioned by Winthrop, namely, the strong bent of their spirits to remove. The particular pressure which occasioned this strong bent he does not describe. But Hubbard, writing before 1682, when many were living who heard the discussion, intimates what that pressur
believed would ever be necessary, it being about seven miles from the College in Cambridge. It is proper to add, that I have never seen any contemporary authority for this extraordinary statement. Col. Shute, the newly appointed Governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, arrived in Boston, Oct. 4, 1716, and on the 15th day of the same month commenced a journey to New Hampshire. Instead of crossing the ferry to Charlestown, he passed out of Boston over the neck, through Roxbury and Brookline, to Cambridge Great Bridge. The commencement of his journey, and the manner of his reception in Cambridge, are described in the Boston News Letter, October 22, 1716: On Monday last, the 15th current, his Excellency, our Governor, about eight o'clock in the morning, set out from hence by land for his other government of New Hampshire, attended by the honorable the Lieut.-Governor and several of the chief gentlemen of this and that Province, and on this side of the river was met by Spencer
Europe. Whether any Cambridge men participated in this final act, or not, it is reasonably certain that they assisted in the preliminary measures. Hutchinson says, the Committees of Correspondence of the towns of Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Brookline, and Cambridge, united, and held their meetings daily, or by short adjournments, in Faneuil Hall, or one of the rooms belonging to it, and gave such directions as they thought proper. Two of the other vessels with tea arriving from London, thend inconveniences incident to warfare, from which they sought relief in a quiet and peaceable manner. On the 18th of September, 1776, Edward Marrett, by direction of the town, petitioned the General Court that the hospital at Sewall's Point in Brookline might no longer be used for the treatment of small-pox, as coasters were fearful of passing up the river with fuel; and so much wood in Cambridge and the vicinity had been destroyed by the army, that the inhabitants and students could obtain no
al principle first established in the trial and decision of this contest It has already been stated in chapter v., that a ferry was established in 1635 across Charles River (at the foot of Dunster Street), from which there was a road through Brookline and Roxbury to Boston. The only other feasible route to Boston was through Charlestown, and across a ferry near Copp's Hill. Desiring to avoid the inconvenience and peril of a ferry, the inhabitants of Cambridge consented, Nov. 10, 1656, to p act passed April 25, 1850, Ibid., IX. 218. Sidney Willard, Edmund T. Hastings, Columbus Tyler, David R. Griggs, and their associates were empowered to erect a pile bridge over the Charles River between the city of Cambridge and the town of Brookline, from points at or near the old wharf or embankment, which is near where the Boston and Worcester Railroad passes under a bridge on the Western Avenue (so called) to the opposite bank of the river in Cambridge, and to receive certain rates of t
d, and missing, gives the names of twenty-three towns, which, with their respective number of killed are as follows: Acton, 3; Bedford, 1; Beverly, 1; Billerica; Brookline, 1; Cambridge, 6; Charlestown, 2; Chelmsford; Concord; Danvers, 7; Dedham, 1; Framingham; Lexington, 10; Lynn, 4; Medford, 2; Needham, 5; Newton; Roxbury; Salem,West Cambridge. Smith's Address, p. 48. As many as four General Heath (Memoirs, p. 14) says, several of the militia (among whom was Isaac Gardner, Esq., of Brookline, a valuable citizen) imprudently posted themselves behind some dry casks, at Watson's Corner, and near to the road, unsuspicious of the enemy's flank-guard, whicremarkably comprehensive and accurate, and whose traditional lore was almost equivalent to authentic history. At the same time and place, Isaac Gardner, Esq., of Brookline was killed. In an address at the dedication of their monument, Rev. Alexander McKenzie has embodied the traditions preserved in one of the families concerning
Josiah, s. of William (7), m. Mary Sever of Brookline 1737. He is supposed to have resided princirhaps the same who m. Benjamin Winchester of Brookline, 22 June 1726. 2. Jacob, chosen Hog-reevemingham, 31 Mar. 1748. Amos the f. rem. to Brookline, thence to Framingham, and d. about 1754. act of land in what is now Newton, adjoining Brookline, which they divided in 1664. He d. 1675, leleb, s. of Joseph (2), m. Mary Winchester of Brookline, and had Mary, b. 11 Ap. 1714; Abigail, b. 23; John, b. 23 Jan. 1781, m. Anna Gardner of Brookline, had son John G. Hovey, and d. 11 Dec. 1853;cker 1722; Mehetabel, m. Rev. James Allen of Brookline. Lewis's Lynn. 7. John, s. of Edward (3)bil, b. 13 July 1735, m. Samuel Aspinwall of Brookline, 25 May 1758; Thomas, b. 16 Mar. 1736-7, gra; Abigail, b. 19 Ap. 1746, m. Hull Sewall of Brookline 20 Mar. 1766, and Palsgrave Wellington of Ca660, m. Lydia Brown 31 Dec. 1686, resided in Brookline and d. 1696; Thomas, b. 15 Sept. 1662, d. 16[18 more...]
ury 1731, d. in Camb., and his bro. Josiah of Newton was appointed adm. 18 Nov. 1751; Deborah, b. 6 Oct. 1712, m. James Green 20 Mar. 1733-4; Mary, b. 16 Jan. 1715-16, m. John Bowles of Roxbury 1735; John, b. 19 Jan. 1717-18, m. Esther Hovey of Brookline 7 Dec. 1739. By a second w. Mary Bayley (pub. 13 Oct. 1744), he had Thaddeus, bap. 28 Sept. 1746; Susanna, bap. 24 Ap. 1748; Seth Ingersoll, bap. 8 July 1750, m. Lucy Brown 7 July 1777, and Sarah Goddin 5 Oct. 1786; Mary, b. 1752; Jonathan, but the father names them all in his will, describing the second class as his five younger sons, and his three younger daughters. About two years before his death, he rem. from Camb. to Natick. 8. Josiah, s. of William (7), m. Mary Sever of Brookline 1737. He is supposed to have resided principally in Newton, but was of Camb. at the time of his death. His w. Mary and s. Josiah were appointed adms. 7 Sept. 1761. His chil. were Josiah, became non comp. and Thomas Learned and Stephen Da
m. Richard Eccles 4 June 1677. Jabez, m. Abigail Manning 27 June 1723. Mrs. Elizabeth, d. 3 Feb. 1797, a. 84. Chadwick, John, m. Mary Barlow 30 Oct. 1674. Benjamin, of Watertown, m. Hannah Welch 10 May 1711. Nathaniel, m. Mary Burgess 24 Oct. 1738. Mary, m. John Oldham 2 June 1743. Martha, m. Israel Porter 29 Jan. 1772. Chamberlin, Thomas, m. Elizabeth Hammond 18 Ap. 1681, and had Thomas, b. 10 Sept. 1683; Elizabeth, b. 1 Aug. 1686, perhaps the same who m. Benjamin Winchester of Brookline, 22 June 1726. 2. Jacob, chosen Hog-reeve for Menotomy, in 1695. 3. William, his house had been destroyed by fire, and a contribution was made for his relief, in 1700. 4. Joshua, by w. Anna, had Amelia, b. 18 Dec. 1793; Anna Perkins, b. 19 July 1795, d. 14 Sept. 1796; Thomas Gould, b. 26 Sept. 1796. Mehetabel, m. William Butterfield 1 May 1740. Champney, John, was here as early as 1638, and resided at the N. W. corner of Brattle and Mason streets. By his w. Joanna, he had t
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