cal authorities to their duty of withholding the destroying hand and the preservation of the grounds bordering on Main street of this historic and architectural treasure, the Royall House.
In relating the history of the Royall House and its occupants it will be well to go back to the early records and find how these lands came into possession of the white men.
Drake's History states that Meadford in 1630 was formerly a part of Charlestown, that honored ancestor of all towns of the Mystic Valley. In 1754 Medford was sell of as a separate township from Charlestown.
The title of the white man to the home of the Indians rested usually in a royal grant by turf and twig, and in the name of the English king, seldom consulting the aboriginal owner.
The territory round and about here had this royal authority, and more:—
First, in the grant of James I to the Plymouth Council of all lands between 40° and 48° north latitude and from sea to sea.
Second, by grant of the Plymouth