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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
the Deity in public prayer. But in his case it was entirely in keeping with his reverent mind and sincere temper, without possible pretense or cant. But I must pass from this more personal appreciation of my friend and colleague to speak of what I think he was to the community. As a church minister Mr. De-Long's term of office was comparable to that of two of the three ministers who served the old town of Medford from 1713 to 1822, when there was but the one colonial church. For Ebenezer Turell was pastor for fifty years and David Osgood for forty-eight years, with Mr. DeLong forty-five years. So also he inherited the traditions of a general ministry, which for over a century made his church the one religious center, with the whole community as its parish and with all the tax payers contributing to its support. And Mr. DeLong was earnest and intelligent in his community interest. First as a minister of religion, bringing the consolations of Christian faith to many people irr
th its pyramidal roof, they built thereon a little tower, i. e., a toweret or turret, and in it later was placed the first Medford bell. But it was nearly a century after its first settling that Medford acquired this visible distinction which is a feature of New England towns. Though the first meeting-house, on the great rock by Oborn rode, never had this distinguishing exterior feature, it had in its pulpit a little tower, or tourelle, in the person of its minister, who spelled his name Turell,—which would indicate that his ancestors were of French extraction. To him it was given to be the occupant of the second pulpit during its entire existence and to begin that of another. That second pulpit only lacked supporting pillars under its sounding board (it being suspended by an iron rod), to make it almost a duplicate of the bell turret, the only example of which latter now remaining is that in Hingham, built in 1681. In 1669-70 was built the third meeting-house. This had the f
is case another Isaac, surnamed Hall. Perhaps Captain Hall, in his night-cap, poked his head out the chamber window to know what the unseasonable racket was about, and he soon learned. It wasn't a time for much ceremony, military salutes or long stories, and the rider was soon on his way, having covered just half of his extra detour through Medford. In the next half mile he had passed the new meeting-house, whose old bell perhaps was already ringing, the old home of the venerable Parson Turell, who was still living, and a house older still beyond it, and probably next a smaller one, to which, ere another midnight hour, the dead and wounded would be brought—victims of the bloody work ahead. That brought him over the brook and up the hill to where the first meeting-house had been. The roads divided a little further on at its top. He kept to the left. We have no idea it was a silent ride. He doubtless shouted, Wake up, turn out, the regulars are coming! as he rode hastily alo
rd, July 19, 1771. Gentlemen— Mr Thompson will deliver you a Velvet Cushion, which I imported from London for the Desk of ye Meeting House in this place, & which I beg may be accepted as a mark of ye high regard I shall ever retain for the Town of Medford I am wth great respect Gentn Your most obedt h'ble servt W. Pepperell. William Pepperell was of Kittery, Maine (then part of Massachusetts) and was son-in-law of Colonel Isaac Royall and had been father-in-law of Parson Turell for eleven years, the marriage of his daughter Jane to the Medford minister being her third matrimonial adventure. It seems that sixteen years before, Colonel Royall had given the town a Bible (folio) which proved an innovation. Received with thanks voted. Four years later a vote was passed for its public reading, and, as above seen, sixteen years later, and in a new and more stately meeting-house came the gift of the cushion of velvet on which to lay the Holy Book. Doubtless Pepperell's
pasture of Henry Putnam's. But a deed of April 20 next following, from the same Bradshaw to Ebenezer Turell, for the consideration of one hundred and fourteen pounds, conveyed twenty acres upland andof the road as the present Home for the Aged. At that time there was no Winthrop street. Parson Turell had purchased his house fifty years before, which was between present Rural avenue and Winthrop ok, which left a sufficient space between for an acre and a half of narrow frontage (as was also Turell's). It seems more probable, however, that it was farther west on the lower ground, which was wel, August 24, 1774. Another of twenty pounds upon the pasture land was given by Putnam to Ebenezer Turell (the Medford minister) whose upland and meadow adjoined. In August, 1773, Putnam sold hioperty, perhaps by the funds obtained by the mortgages above mentioned. In 1789 the executor of Turell noted among unpaid bonds that of Putnam for twenty pounds. Whether the son Eleazer was a potter
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24., Troubles of a Medford churchman. (search)
ext ensuing. Richard Sprague, who two years before had erected a substantial house just out from the market-place, on the way to Blanchard's, See Frontispiece. was the constable, and the minister whose salary he was thus to collect was Ebenezer Turell. But there was one man in Medford that refused to pay his rate because he was of the English Church. The tax list of that time is divided into three classifications. Space forbids its entire reproduction, but here are four of its names:assessed a head or poll tax, or how the latter, a resident, nothing for his head. But he had some faculty, as Constable Sprague found when he presented that Medford tax bill so long ago. Upon persistent refusal to pay toward the salary of Parson Turell, the said Matthew Ellis was by Constable Sprague speedily lodged in His Majesty's gaol. How long he remained in durance vile we may not say, but on paying the tax and added costs he was released. Then he took up the battle for religious freed
e, and officers elected for the ensuing year. The February meeting was An Evening with Parson Turell. Mr. Remele read selections from Brooks' History relating to him. Mr. Mann read the will of the. At the Item—I give to little Turell Tufts. . . that my shadow may remain the portrait of Ebenezer Turell thus bequeathed was displayed by Mr. Fiske, who had procured it from the First Parish Churc watch with chain and seal was passed around for inspection. This watch (doubtless similar to Mr. Turell's) had just been given to the Society, and was that of Dr. Daniel Osgood, brother of Rev. David Osgood, Mr. Turell's colleague and successor. Miss Atherton read Dr. Holmes' poem The Parson's Legacy, relating to the president's chair at Harvard College, said to have been given by Mr. Turell. MMr. Turell. Mr. Fiske exhibited a copy of the letter written by the parson calling for a fast day, to select a colleague to assist him in his latest years. Light refreshments were served and a social half-hour cl
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., At Medford's old civic Center. (search)
nd we wonder why a scion of that well-known family should have made this unpretentious house his dwelling place. The records of the following marriages in a way afford an answer as to why he was drawn thither, and we have elsewhere concluded that Medford in a much earlier time had many attractions to draw here those who were looking for a home. Timothy Fitch, merchant of Nantucket and Boston, and one-time owner of the Watson house, and Abigail Donnahew of Medford were married by the Rev. Ebenezer Turell, August 19, 1746. There were several daughters by this marriage, and Hannah married Joseph Barrel of Boston, November 26, 1771. John Brown Fitch of Boston and Hepziah Hall of Medford were married by Rev. David Osgood, January 27, 1785. In this marriage triangle of the Barrel, Fitch and Hall families we understand why Joseph Barrel, Jr., became a resident of our town. He married Electa Bingham of Boston, also given as of Stockbridge, the Rev. S. West performing the ceremony Ju
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