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late Mr. Rufus Sawyer took down the old building and erected on its site the house now standing on the easterly corner of Salem and Fountain streets. The Royal Oak Tavern. This tavern stood upon land purchased of Dr. Oliver Noyes by Mr. Benjamin Willis in the year 1717. The estate was described as a house lot near Medford bridge, bounded west and northwest on the country road; northeast on a highway laid out from the country road to land of Aaron Cleveland; southeast on land of John Hals. per hund. & Covt. of Lanclet Baker to finish it & mast it & do the joyners work & to beare halfe the vessels chardge till cleared belowe the bridge at Mystick. Also a Bill of sale of 1/2 said vessel from Lanclet Baker to David Selleck: Mr. Willis was granted a license as an innholder in the year 1720, and probably built his house soon after his purchase. He was sometimes called a shopkeeper. He occupied the estate as an innholder until the year 1730, when he sold the property to Mr. J
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Mallett, ElizabethDec. Ct., 1764 Manning, JosephJan. 30, 1791    ElizabethJan. 30, 1791    SarahJan. 30, 1791 Marble, Jonathan Children.Dec. Ct., 1758In family of Benj. Teel.    Joseph Children.Dec. Ct., 1758In family of Benj. Teel. Margaret (negro)Boston, July, 1762April n, 1763See Margaret Hammon. Mather, Mary So called. Cammel erased.Watertown, Mar. 27, 1761May 30, 1761Age 5 mos. In family of John Clark. Maul, MaryBoston, Apr. 1, 1754Feb. 26, 1755Maid in family of Stephn Willis. Mayes, SusannaCharlestown.Age 18. In family of Samuel Angier, Jan. 7, 1771. May, ZebulonWoburn, Oct. 29, 1758Sept. 5, 1759In house of Capt. Isaac Forster. In house of William Tufts, Jr.    Martha (wife)Charlestown, Apr. 16, 1764Dec. 3, 1764    Mary (Children)    Martha(Children)    Lucy(Children)Born between 1758 and 1764    Abigail(Children)Born between 1758 and 1764    Zebulon(Children)Born between 1758 and 1764 McCarthy, Daniel, Jr.Concord, abt. July 1,