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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., The Walnut Tree Hill division of the stinted pasture. (search)
he boundary line between the Cities of Medford and Somerville. Lieut.—Col. Charles Lidgett came into full possession of Ten Hills farm in the year 1685. Colonel LiColonel Lidgett was the friend and adherent of Sir Edmund Andros, the first royal governor of New England during the Inter-Charter period. The assertion of Governor Andros to more worth than the scratch of a bear's paw. He confirmed to his friend Colonel Lidgett his title to the Ten Hills farm, and also granted him the stinted pasture. Colonel Lidgett then began to prosecute the rightful owners of this pasture for cutting wood and other alleged trespasses. This grant became void upon the downfall of the Andros administration. Colonel Lidgett was arrested and thrown into prison at the time of the arrest of Governor Andros. He was released on bail and went to England in February, 1689–‘90, where he died in 1698. At the time Colonel Lidgett went to England the northerly part of his farm was leased to Thomas Marabel. <