1742, when it was divided among his heirs, his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Captain Philip Carteret, receiving the westerly portion of the Medford lands.
In the year 1767 Mrs. Carteret deeded all her estate in Medford to her son-in-law, William Whittemore, and her daughter Abigail, his wife, and it remained in their possession until the death of Mr. Whittemore in the year 1818, when the Medford land was set off to Moses Robbins, one of the heirs, then a minor.
Moses Robbins sold in the year 1822 to Cyrus Cutter, and the land was described as follows: One acre of marshland, bounded southwest on Mystic river, southeast on James Cutter, northeast on Deacon John Larkin, together with all the mill privileges if there be any belonging to the said parcel of land on the north side of the river.
It is on the westerly end of this land that the remains of the old mill were found.
Mr. Robbins called his meadow Bunker's meadow.
Why it was so designated is a mystery, as no person by the name of
the above from Revere Bells, by Dr. Arthur H. Nichols of Boston.
Dr. Nichols was grossly misinformed in the matter by a Medford man, and only learned of the error after his book had found a place in the library of the Medford Historical Society.
He at once conceded the accuracy of the Medford records of selectmen and town treasurer as authority, instead of the letter received by him, which he has on file (the writer of which has passed on).
The long pastorate of Dr. David Osgood ended in 1822.
Respect and love for their pastor had held the varying elements together for some years, though the parting of their ways was near.
The Methodist Episcopalians had begun to hold public worship before the separation in the First Parish took place.
Soon a new house of worship was erected by the Trinitarian or Second Congregational Church for its use.
Six years later (1830) twenty-two persons contributed the sum of $640, feeling that the cause of religion would be promoted by the placin