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Accomack (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
laying the foundations of their settlement at Plymouth, a more ambitious class were burning with zeathirty received a copy. Governor Bradford of Plymouth had been invited to witness the organization of 400 tons, Capt. Squeb, master, sailed from Plymouth March 20, 1629-30, bearing the assistants Edwoung man of twenty-one years, who came out of Plymouth, in Devon. one of her passengers, in his memoof English. There were indeed some English at Plymouth and Salem, and some few at Charlestown, who wr them from making any such arrangement. The Plymouth people in October sent out a small party and rchester had set down at Connecticut near the Plymouth trading house there, interfering with their rg prominently, though not very creditably, at Plymouth. He arrived in the Ann in August, 1623, and undred and sixty men, and six hundred pounds. Plymouth ordered a levy of forty men. Connecticut raislve articles May 19th, and the government of Plymouth ratifying the same August 29th. May 10th, the[1 more...]
Chester Brook (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
er coming out of Sherman's In early records known as the Great Pond in the Woods, afterwards as Sherman's, Fiske's, and Mead's Pond. Its area is supposed to be about 100 acres. Bond. Pond, more than two miles from the river, is the ancient Chester Brook; at Pond End, near the present New Church School, it provides power for a small machine-shop; Formerly a grist mill. about half a mile west of the site of the old Waltham Meeting house, it flows through a pond Described in 1815 as nearllace, formerly known as the Livermore Farm, where, by a small dam, it is expanded in front of the mansion into a beautiful stream. A little south of Beaver Meadow is Lily Pond, a small sheet of water having its outlet through the meadow into Chester Brook. The name Chester was probably given very soon after Governor Winthrop's visit, as Mr. Leonard Chester arrived in 1633 and left Watertown in 1636. Some modern improvers, says Bond, have given the name Clematis Doubtless with the same desir
Windsor (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
tly states the correct conclusion that Watertown was the first church in New England that distinctly adopted the Congregational order; that it may justly claim priority over the first church of Boston, and, since the migration from Dorchester to Windsor, is entitled to rank as the second church of Massachusetts Bay. At the first Court of Assistants, held August 23, 1630, at Charlestown, On board the Arbella.—Johnson. it was ordered that houses be built for the ministers, Mr. Phillips of ite disingenuously Savage thinks, Note, Winthrop, 1. 104 found sufficient obstacles to deter them from making any such arrangement. The Plymouth people in October sent out a small party and built a house on the Connecticut River where now is Windsor, passing up the river above an already established Dutch fort at the point where Hartford stands. A month or two earlier John Oldham, the trader (of whom more anon), and three companions went overland to the Connecticut, lodging at Indian tow
Swansea (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
his death the church ceased to flourish, grew weaker and weaker by reason of the death of some of its members, and the treacherous persecution of others, until in 1716, threescore and ten years after the commencement of his labors, there was no church, and but few Indians were resident there. From 1637 to 1675, the Indians gave little or no trouble to the Massachusetts settlers; but on the 24th of June of the latter year they opened the terrible King Philip's war by attacking the town of Swanzey. August 22, 1675, the first attack was made upon Lancaster, in which William Flagg, probably the son of Thomas Flagg Thomas Flagg was the proprietor in 1644 of two lots, one being 20 acres in the 1st Great Dividend, next to the Beaver Brook Plowlands. He was eight times chosen one of the Selectmen of the town previous to and including 1687. He lost his left eye by a gunshot accident. Probably the ancestor of all bearing that name in this country.—Bond. of Watertown, was slain. Less t
Groton (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
Roger Clap, being abroad under a tree, where I have heard Mr. Wilson and Mr. Phillips preach many a good sermon. Mr. Phillips had been minister of Bocksted near Groton in Suffolk Co., England, and Mr. Wilson had formerly been a minister of one of the parishes of Sudbury, in the same county. Zzz. On Nov. 30th, an order was passef Milton, who drove the Indians from their second plundering of Lancaster, was the only one of the company killed. March 2, 1675-6 they began their attack upon Groton, following it up with another on the 9th, and a third and final one on the 13th, when all the town was burned except four garrison houses. Major Willard, with seventy horse and forty foot, from Watertown, went to the relief of the town but arrived too late, the Indians having all fled. It was in this attack upon Groton that John Monoco, or Oneeyed John, the Indian chief in command, whose tribe had their seat at Nashaway, uttered his boast that the next time he would burn Chelmsford, C
Milford, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
W. Walker, Esq. After the death of Mr. Phillips, Rev. John Knowles was the sole pastor till near the close of 1647, when Rev. John Sherman returned He was dismissed from Milford Church, November 8, 1647. His residence is supposed to have been on the north side of Belmont Street, east of Grove Street, where land belonging to him nearly surrounded a pond in that locality. The town granted him the use of 20 acres of the meeting-house common opposite to cut his firewood from. Zzz. from Milford, and became his colleague, though called at the same time both to Boston and to London. About 1650 Mr. Knowles returned to England, where he labored zealously though much persecuted; he remained in London during the plague, in 1665, doing great good; he died April 10, 1685 at a very advanced age. Mr. Sherman held the position of pastor until his death; nearly 38 years. In November, 1680, the Freemen voted in regard of the bodily weakness that is upon pastor Sherman, that he stands in ne
North River (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
overlap the land already granted to Watertown; and thus the curtailment of the original territory of Watertown began, which has been continued until it is now one of the smallest towns in the Commonwealth. In November, 1637, a grant of fifteen hundred acres of meadow was made to Watertown if it be there convenient, at the new plantation [Sudbury], upon the river Concord is upon, and again in May, 1651, the Court ordered that Watertown shall have two thousand acres of land laid out near Assabet River ... provided it be not prejudicial to any former grants. But neither of these grants was located at the time, and, though the town several times appointed committees to secure from the General Court the location and survey of the latter grant, which seems to have been made in lieu of, instead of in addition to, the former one, it was not until after a delay of over a century that the grant of two thousand acres of land was located at Wachusett Hill, in compensation for that taken by Con
Masters Brook (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
which stood a high stone, cleft in sunder, that four men might go through, which they called Adam's Chair, because the youngest of their company was Adam Winthrop. Thence they came to another brook, greater than the former, which they called Masters' Brook, because the eldest of their company was one John Masters. John Masters was one of the earliest settlers of Watertown; he was admitted freeman May 18, 1631; moved to Cambridge before July, 1635, and died there 21st December, 1639; his wife as attended the change of the name of the brook, this word is mispronounced; the accent is put upon the second syllable, instead of on the first. to the middle portion of the ancient Beaver Brook, and a Railroad station has now that name. Masters' Brook, which Winthrop states was greater than the former, is described by a writer in 1815, as known by that name to the oldest inhabitants then consulted by him. It is one mile and a half west of Beaver Brook, and nearly a mile this side of Stony
Boston Bay (Wisconsin, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
m, verie good and well likeing. And we brought with us about two hundred Passengers and Planters more, which by common consent of the old Planters were all combined together into one Body politicke, under the same Gouernour. There are in all of us both old and new Planters about three hundred, whereof two hundred of them are settled at Neihum-kek, now called Salem; and the rest have Planted themselves at Masathulets The name Massachusetts Bay was at first only applied to the waters of Boston Bay or Harbor, lying between Nahant and Point Allerton, and Massachusetts included only the country lying around this inner bay. Bay, beginning to build a Towne there which we doe call Cherton, or Charles Towne. On the neck of land called Mishawum, between Mistick and Charles Rivers, full of Indians, named Aberginians.—Prince's Annals, Sept. 13, 1628. We that are Settled at Salem make what hast we can to build Houses, so that within a short time we shall have a faire Towne. On July 20th, a
Salem (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
rge for the new company of the old station at Naumkeag. Called by the natives Naemkecke, by our Roy Hubbard, 1680. and the place took the name of Salem, the Hebrew name for peaceful. Palfrey. All sail in the early part of May, and arrived at Salem in June, the rest of the fleet soon following.n wrote: When we came first to Neihum-kek, Naumkeag. we found about halfe a score Houses, and a f of them are settled at Neihum-kek, now called Salem; and the rest have Planted themselves at Masat On the 12th of June the Arbella arrived at Salem, the Jewell on the 13th, and several other vesnd out a place for our sitting down, for Salem, where wee landed, pleased vs not. And to thatbury, others vppon the riuer of Sawgus between Salem and Charlestowne. And the westerne men four miThere were indeed some English at Plymouth and Salem, and some few at Charlestown, who were very de Assistants complaint against John Endicott of Salem, for mutilating the ensign, by cutting out wit[5 more...]
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