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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., The Cradock house, past and future. (search)
very name of his first wife, Damaris. But Cradock was apparently a shrewd and careful business ernor. Hence the existence of two governors, Cradock, governor of the company in England, and Endi river, called Mystick River, from the farm Mr. Cradock's servants had planted called Mystick, whicort, and Endicott in return wrote a report to Cradock in a letter from Salem dated September 13, 16e supplies they were to use on the banks. So Cradock directs that then you send our barke that, proves that Endicott must have sent word to Cradock in his letter of September, 1628, and that th charter went with them. By this arrangement Cradock lost his position as governor, but his interea great barn and a dwelling house erected for Cradock's men. These are indicated on early maps and nd the rocks on the north is granted to Mr. Matthew Cradock merchant to enjoy to him and his heirs ng a town government. But after the death of Cradock, as his holdings began to be sold out in parc[35 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., The Identity of the Cradock house. (search)
Medford (1855), a book now very rare. Governor Cradock's House.—The old two-story brick house inquity in New England. That it was built by Mr. Cradock soon after the arrival of his company of cait stands was given by the General Court to Mr. Cradock. When the heirs of Mr. Cradock gave a deedMr. Cradock gave a deed of their property, June 2, 1652, they mentioned houses, barns, and many other buildings, but did ne conclusion, therefore, is inevitable that Mr. Cradock built it. There is every reason to believe und; and bricks were made in Salem in 1629. Mr. Cradock made such an outlay in money as showed that clear, that the old fort, so called, was Governor Cradock's house, built in 1634. It is an invalua These ovals are twenty inches by sixteen. Mr. Cradock's company was large, and he was very rich, facts or fix the date. The park impaled by Mr. Cradock probably included this house. It is undoub Mr. Brooks assumed and asserted it to be Governor Cradock's House, and presented the above to make [1 more...]