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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 190 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 118 6 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 85 5 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 68 4 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 56 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 50 4 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 42 2 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 38 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 30 0 Browse Search
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ts, Harvard and Brattle squares, and Charles River. For cultivation, lands were assigned in the impaled Neck, and afterwards elsewhere. The original assignment is not found; but the work was commenced before the Braintree company arrived; for Winthrop alleged, as early as August 3, 1632, that Dudley had empaled, at Newtown, above one thousand acres, and had assigned lands to some there. Savage's Winthrop, i. 84. So much of the impaled land as lies northerly of Main Street was so divided, tWinthrop, i. 84. So much of the impaled land as lies northerly of Main Street was so divided, that the divisions are easily traced. The westerly part of what was denominated the Neck, was allotted in small portions. First came the planting field, afterwards called the Old field, which was bounded westerly and northerly by the common pales, easterly by Dana Street, and southerly by Main and Arrow streets; this contained about sixty-three acres, and was assigned in small portions for separate use. Next to this field was the Small-lot hill, which was bounded southerly by Main Street, weste
n John Masters his ground and Antho. Couldbyes, provided that the windmill-hill shall be preserved for the town's use, and a cartway of two rods wide unto the same. Windmill-hill was at the south end of Ash Street, near the former site of the Cambridge Gas Works. A windmill was there erected for the grinding of corn, as no mill moved by water-power was nearer than Watertown. This mill was removed to Boston in August, 1632, because it would not grind but with a westerly wind. —Savage's Winthrop, i. 87. The hill was afterwards enclosed by Richard Eccles, who owned the adjoining lands, and it so remained until 1684, when the town asserted its rights; and a tract measuring ten rods on the river, six rods and seven feet across the west end, ten rods and four feet on the north line, and seven and a half rods across the cast end, was acknowledged by Eccles to be public property, together with a highway to it, two rods wide, through his land; and his acknowledgment was entered on the Pr
s preserved: At the court of assistants, says Winthrop, Nov. 3, 1635, John Pratt of Newtown was ques in others, he gave satisfaction. Savage's Winthrop, i. 173, 174. This letter, probably written i John Haynes, Governor, Rich: Bellingham, John Winthrop, Tho: Dudley, John Humfry, Willm. Coddingast of Spain in December, 1646, as related by Winthrop. Savage's Winthrop, II. 239. He was not thWinthrop, II. 239. He was not the only dissatisfied person, though less cautious than others in expressing his feelings. As early a out that they would remove, etc. Savage's Winthrop, i. 132. Early in July, 1634, Six of New Townmoval to Connecticut was removed. Savage's Winthrop, i. 140-142. This enlargement, however, wal months later. Under date of May 31, 1636, Winthrop says: Mr. Hooker, pastor of the church of NewMr. Hooker and his friends. It is known that Winthrop and Haynes differed in judgment upon public p civil government and military discipline, as Winthrop relates at large, i. 177-179. The Antinomian[5 more...]
r, yet many persons crossed the ferry, in going from town to town, especially on Lecture-days. Winthrop tells us, in 1634,— It being found that the four Lectures did spend too much time, and proved o the week, and Mr. Welde at Roxbury, the next 4th day. This arrangement was not effectual; for Winthrop adds five years later, in 1639, there were so many Lectures now in the country, and many poor pt was abandoned, and all evidence of it was suppressed, or excluded from the records. Savage's Winthrop, i. 144, 324-326. It is further ordered, That there shall be a double rail set up from the with half of his estate together with the whole of his library. Under date of March, 1639, Winthrop says, a printing-house was begun at Cambridge by one Daye, at the charge of Mr. Glover, who diend by Mr. William Peirce, mariner; the next was the Psalms newly turned into metre. Savages' Winthrop, i. 289. Many years ago, the late Thaddeus William Harris, M. D., then Librarian of Harvard Col
civil History. Contemplated removal to Weathersfield, Conn. Letter from Winthrop to Hooker. Letter from Hooker to Shepard. depreciation in the value of prope, his own letters to Mr. Shepard afford conclusive evidence. Very probably Gov. Winthrop intended that Mr. Hooker should make a personal application of his general . Shephard and his whole church from us. Sic fama est. Life and Letters of John Winthrop, Esq., vol. II., p. 421. Two years later, Mr. Hooker wrote an earnest lettcattle, yet they had but about 3,000 sheep in the Colony. Hist. Mass., i. 93. Winthrop says, This year there came over great store of provisions, both out of Englandby the creditor, one by the debtor, and the third by the Marshall. Savage's Winthrop, II. 7. To this state of things Mr. Hooker probably referred when he renewers erroneous, and all unsafe,—the assembly brake up, Sept. 22, 1637.—Savage's Winthrop, i. 237-240. assembled at Cambridge, whereof Mr. Shepard was no small part, mo
and no copy of the portion embracing this date has been obtained. Fortunately, however, a certified copy of the order, which is equivalent to an act of incorporation, is on file in the office of the clerk of the Judicial Courts in Middlesex County:— At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Boston on Wednesday the eleventh day of January, 1687; Present, His Excy. Sr. Edmund Andros, Kt., &c. William Stoughton, Esqs. Robert Mason, Esqs. Peter Buckley, Esqs. Wait Winthrop, Esqs. John Usher, Esqs. Edward Randolph, Esqs. Francis Nicholson, Esqs. Upon reading this day in Council the petition of the inhabitants of Cambridge Village in the County of Middlesex, being sixty families or upwards, that they may be a village and place distinct of themselves and freed from the town of Cambridge to which at the first settlement they were annexed; they being in every respect capable thereof, and by the late authority made distinct in all things saving pay
were only less rapacious than Edward Randolph. At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Boston on Wednesday the nine and twentieth of February, 1687. Present, His Excellency Sir Edmund Andros, Knt., &c. Joseph Dudley, Esqrs. John Winthrop, Esqrs. Wait Winthrop, Esqrs. John Usher, Esqrs. John Green, Esqrs. Edward Randolph, Esqrs. ffrancis Nicholson, Esqrs. Samuell Shrimpton, Esqrs. Upon reading this day in Council the petition of Edward Randolph Esq., prayingWinthrop, Esqrs. John Usher, Esqrs. John Green, Esqrs. Edward Randolph, Esqrs. ffrancis Nicholson, Esqrs. Samuell Shrimpton, Esqrs. Upon reading this day in Council the petition of Edward Randolph Esq., praying his Majesty's grant of a certain tract of vacant and unappropriated land, containing about seven hundred acres, lying between Spy Pond and Saunders Brook, near Watertown in the County of Middlesex,—Ordered, That the Sheriff of said County do forthwith after receipt hereof, give public notice both in Cambridge and Watertown, that if any person or persons have any claim or pretence to the said land, that they appear before his Excellency the Governor in Council, on Wednesday the 7th of March nex
e Mandamus Council. Having already compelled the resignation of some members of this new council, and knowing that many others had resigned or declined to accept the office, the inhabitants of Cambridge utterly refused to recognize the official authority of that obnoxious body, and, like most of the towns in the province, instructed their Representatives, Oct. 3, 1774, to join only with the Council which had been duly elected by the General Court: To Capt. Thomas Gardner and the Honble John Winthrop Esq. Gentlemen, As you are now chosen to represent this town in General Assembly, to meet at Salem the 5th of this instant October, you are instructed and empowered to join with the Honble his Majesty's Council who were chosen by both Houses legally assembled in May last, and were approved, and are the only constitutional Council in this Province to act with them as an House of Representatives, or to act with the Delegates that are or may be chosen by the several towns in this Province,
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
the Parish was £ 1,280. A large portion of this amount was subscribed by individuals, as appears by a Ms. in the Library of Harvard College, entitled, List of the number of subscribers and sums subscribed for building the N. Meeting house in Cambridge. Saml. Kent,£ 13.12.0 Nathl. Kidder,13.12.0 Peter Tufts,14.2.0 Isaac Watson,9.6.8 Saml. Whittemore,12.0.0 Jacob Watson,7.0.0 John Wyeth,10.0.0 Peleg Stearns,13.6.8 John Warland,7.6.8 Isaac Bradish,8.0.0 Wm. Manning,10.13.4 John Winthrop,21.11.7 Judah Monis,13.6.8 Ebenr. Fessenden,11.6.8 Richd. Champney,8.0.0 Eb. Stedman,17.8.0 Z. Boardman,9.6.8 Edm. Trowbridge,20.0.0 Edwd. Ruggles,6.13.4 Saml. Danforth,14.5.0 Saml. Sparhawk,13.6.8 W. Brattle,26.0.0 Edw. Manning,7.4.0 Edw. Wigglesw[orth]16.2.8 Thos. Soden,10.0.0 Edwd. Marrett,11.6.8 Jno. Fessenden,10.0.0 Owen Warland,7.6.8 Wm. How,8.0.1 Henry Flynt,9.6.8 John Hicks,7.10.0 Wm. Angier,7.1.0 Jona. Sprague,10.14.0 Moses Richardson,8.12.0 Mr. Appleton
ua-Sachem. The original deed is preserved in the files of the Middlesex County Court, 1662, having been used as evidence in a legal controversy concerning the lands conveyed to Gibbons. Besides the Indian marks, it bears the autographs of John Winthrop, John Endicott, Richard Saltonstall, Thomas Flint, Thomas Danforth, and William Aspinwall. The inhabitants of Cambridge lived on friendly terms with the Indians; at least, no evidence appears to the contrary. They paid their allotted dues to. Yrs Henrie Dunster. This account was referred to a committee, who reported,— Wee thinke meete Mr. Dunster should be paid 22l. 16s. 2d. The magistrates consent to this return of the sd Committee, Consented to by ye deputs. Jo: Winthrop, Govr. Edward Rawson. In this praiseworthy effort to enlighten, and civilize, and Christianize the Indians, Cambridge shares the glory with Roxbury. Not only was the gospel first preached to them here, and many of their youth here educated,
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