beral benefactor to the church there that he was mentioned with gratitude in its records.
He died March 26, 1753.
His widow lived till March 27, 1783, and died at the age of 96.
I have been told by our president that this Historical Society is interested not merely in the men who lived here but also in the women.
The most noteworthy thing that John Whitmore did during his life appears to be his marriage to Mary Lane.
She was a granddaughter of Job Lane, who was born in 1620 in Rickmansworth, England.
He was in Rehoboth, N. E., in 1644.
He went to England, and was married there in 1647, but returned to this country and settled in Malden.
In 1658 he built the first church there.
He bought land in Billerica, now Bedford, of Fitz John Winthrop, grandson of Governor Winthrop, in 1664.
He also had a large estate in England, and his heirs received the income of it until 1816, when the property was sold and divided among them, after 154 years of payments to New England heirs—an u