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Medford square. Aug. 20th 1758. The Sabbath after we heard the joyful news of the surrender of the city of Louisbourg to the English; the text was from Jeremiah 23: 24. Thanksgiving day Sept. 14th 1758. Text. Psalm 115: 1. 2. 3; this Thanksgiving was appointed by Reason of the Reduction of Louisbourg. which was surrendered up to the English July 26. Fast day June 28th 1759. This fast was appointed on account of the present expedition against Canada. Aug. 5th This morning Mr. Turell begun the reading of the Scriptures in a new folio Bible which was ye gift of ye Hon. Isaac Royall Esqr to the church. Sept. 9th Benjamin Francis child baptized. Benjamin the first baptized after we had ye new silver basin and brass frame which was the gift of Mr. John Willis deceased: the basin cost a hundred and odd pounds and ye frame 9 odd. Nov. 23.,d (Mrs. Ruth Brooks that was) and I was out bride and bridegroom. Dec. 7th This day I am 24 years old. I. S. Jan. 4. 1761. F
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., Turell Tufts and his family connections. (search)
Hon. Stephen Hall (1704-1786), who was representative to the General Court, 1751, 1763. The children by this union were Turell, born 1770, died 1842, unmarried; Cotton, born 1772, died 1835, was insane for forty-four years; Hall, born 1775, died 18 the former was absorbed. He gave to the First Parish two silver cans for the communion table and the portrait of Rev. Ebenezer Turell, the second pastor of the church, whose name he bore. From his own portrait Turell Tufts looks down upon us from rom the pen of the late James A. Hervey, in his delightful Reminiscences of an Earlier Medford in July register, 1901. Turell's father was agent for Colonel Royall's estate after the latter left in 1775. His mother is described as being a commandn note of $400, $24; on note of $250, $15. It is hardly fair, after having given so much space to his wife and her son Turell, to pass over Duncan Ingraham without a word, and if we do we shall lose much, for he had a marked individuality. There