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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Some old Medford houses and estates. (search)
on the north side of Mistick River. It was at this time that the line shown upon the map was definitely settled. About one hundred years later some question arose between Medford and Charlestown as to a portion of the boundary line near Mystic pond, and it was settled by making a new line which is also shown upon the map. In 1687, a committee of Medford and Charlestown settled the boundary line between the two towns on the easterly side of Medford. Mr. Cradock's heirs sold the estate in 1652 to Mr. Edward Collins of Cambridge. Mr. Collins, by deed dated August 20, 1656, sold to Mr. Richard Russell of Charlestown about 1,600 acres of land, with the mansion house and other buildings. This sale comprised all the land of the Cradock Plantation east of the following described line; viz., On the west, with a White Oak tree marked R. C., standing on the west side of a brook that runs into that part of the marshland which lyeth on the west of the said Mansion house, and from said marke