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Kilham (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 3
s on the river. This property has increased in value more than any other in the town. In 1798 the valuation was $3,983.50. Captain Abraham Pierce died in 1801. The present Poor-Farm was purchased by the town after the death of its owner, Alpheus Gale, son of Anna Gale who lived nearly opposite on South Street. The father, Samuel Gale, probably built both houses and was taxed for them in 1798. The land was part of the N. E. half of the Oldham Farm, bought by Richard Gale in 1661. The Kilham place was taxed to Joseph Hagar in 1798. Standing on the hill to the west of South Street it commands an extensive view. Farther south on this street is the Harrington farm, bought by their ancestor in 1684, being then the S. W. half of the Oldham Farm. Below the Fitchburg Railroad there stood an old house, long since taken down, that belonged to Samuel Dexter, Esq., in 1798. Where the Miller place now is stood the residence of Benjamin Harrington, taken down about 1851. It was suppos
Epping (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
est which extended, in a desultory manner, over the largest part of the County of Essex, and of which what now remains of Epping or Waltham Forest is but a remnant. Epping Forest lies to the north and north-east of London, comprises a series of woodlands, beginning at Leytonstone, seven miles from London, and ending at Epping, eight miles further on; a tract on an average three or four miles wide. The Stuarts did a good deal of hunting in this forest; we still show the house where Charles II.,bounds, and limits of the forest aforesaid, until every man must have earned any amount of dinner, and we hear of them at Epping and Harlow, and then among the marshes of the Lea at Waltham Abbey, the monks of which were, at one time, large proprietonry II. confirmed by his charter their right to lands given by Harold and others, and added the manors of Siwardston and Epping, using the remarkable expression, that it was fit that Christ, his spouse, should have a new dowry. Richard I. gave a
Salford (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
r. In the autumn of 1812 the venerable Seth Davis, now of West Newton, erected for Mr. Bemis a small brick building at the east end of the old mill for a gas-house, and for two years the factory was lighted with gas made from coal. This is believed to have been the first successful attempt to use gas in the United States. In 1798 a part of the celebrated manufactory of Boulton and Watt, at Soho, England, was lighted with gas, and in 1805 the cotton mills of Messrs. Phillips and Lea, at Salford, were lighted by Mr. William Murdock, of Redmuth in Cornwall, who in 1792 had lighted his own house and offices successfully; this is the earliest recorded use of gas for the purpose of lighting. The use of gas by Mr. Bemis was discontinued after two years, only because the tin pipes through which it was conducted leaked so badly, and it was prepared so close to his dwelling-house, that its longer use was objectionable. Mr. Bemis carried on the cotton and wool business from 1816 till
Lake George, Fla. (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
ally concluded not to accept their call. Captain Jonathan Brown, of Watertown, commanded a company of troops in what is called The Old French War, on the Canadian frontier. A writer who carefully examined some of the Brown Papers, dated at Lake George in 1758, gives a list of 51 names of soldiers who served in his command, and judges from the names that a majority of them were from Watertown, Waltham, and contiguous towns. Probably all of these, with the exception of one named Cuffe Peacock, who signed his name by a mark, and was doubtless a negro, were Native Americans, and all live Yankees. In 1759 a body of English troops under Lord Amherst arrived to take part in this war; previous to their departure for Lake George, they were encamped in Watertown, at Dirty Green, below the Aetna Mills, on the Charles River, near Pleasant Street. An Act passed May 28, 1760, by the General Court, for assessing the sum of £ 97,345 13s. 0d., levied upon Waltham £ 339 16s. 3d., Weston
Chester Station (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
ward the Confessor, his brother-in-law, and in gratitude for his wonderful cure by the holy cross immediately built and endowed there a monastery. He bestowed seventeen manors upon the Dean and Canons, for their support. Most historians state that Harold was killed at the battle of Hastings, and interred in Waltham Abbey, where for a long period a tomb said to be his was pointed out. There was, however, a tradition that he escaped alive from the battle, and lived in religious seclusion at Chester. William the Conqueror took from the church many of its valuables, plate, gems, and rich vestments, but did not disturb the estates or revenues. Matilda, the first wife of Henry I., gave to the clerks of Waltham the mill of that place, then a valuable benefaction, and Adelais, his second wife, bestowed on them all the tithes of Waltham. Their unbounded prosperity was their destruction, for Henry II. utterly dissolved the foundation of dean and eleven canons at Waltham, on account of t
Canute (Oklahoma, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
by E. from London, on the left bank of the river Lea, to which place belongs Nasing, the birthplace or home of the Rev. John Eliot, and other early settlers of New England. It is a large, irregular town, situated near the Lea, which is here separated into divers streams, and skirted by low meadows, which have been long celebrated for the succulent and nourishing qualities of the grass. The Convent of Waltham was originally founded about A. D. 1020, by Tovi, (Stallere or Standard-bearer to Canute the Dane, King of England), who built a hunting-seat in the forest, The original great forest which extended, in a desultory manner, over the largest part of the County of Essex, and of which what now remains of Epping or Waltham Forest is but a remnant. Epping Forest lies to the north and north-east of London, comprises a series of woodlands, beginning at Leytonstone, seven miles from London, and ending at Epping, eight miles further on; a tract on an average three or four miles wide.
Port Royal (Jamaica) (search for this): chapter 3
lly. The committee close their report by recommending that the fund be hereafter known as the Mills and Ripley Fund, and this report the Society adopted. April 6, 1846, Mr. Ripley presented to the Independent Congregational Society a portrait in oil of the Rev. William Welsteed, who was invited to become Mr. Angier's successor in 1722, but declined the call. He was born in 1695, the son of William Welsteed, a merchant of Boston, who brought the news to Boston of the earthquake at Port Royal, Jamaica, on which occasion he narrowly escaped death. He was graduated from Harvard College with the class of 1717; was Librarian from 1718 to 1720, when he was appointed a tutor, and held the position till 1728, when he was called to the pulpit of the old North Church in Boston. He and Nicholas Sever, a fellow tutor, were conspicuous for claiming seats in the board of overseers of the College, in 1721-3, and in the troubles which grew out of an attempt to change the board, and effect the
France (France) (search for this): chapter 3
is sustained by groined arches. Brayley's Graphic and Historical Illustrator. The other view represents a small Bridge and Gateway a little to the northward of the Abbey Mills. The gateway is of stone repaired with bricks of remarkably large size. It has two pointed arches, a larger and a smaller one; the outer mouldings of the large arch rest on corbels, formed by two demi-angels supporting shields, on which (but much corroded), are the royal arms of Edward the Third's time, viz.: France and England, quarterly. With the modern pronunciation of the name, Wal-tham, instead of Walt-ham (Walt-'um), As it is pronounced in England. appears to have been lost the original Saxon home-liness of its derivation and signification, the forest home. What peculiar gratification it must have afforded those who gave the name to the town to thus preserve, ever present, amid new associations and surroundings, the recollections of their old homes across the sea. The appropriateness of t
Georgetown (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
con Samuel Townsend. The next house was an old farm house, where the Central House now stands. In 1798 it was occupied by John Clark, Jr., who sold it to David Smith, who built a large front to it and converted it into a tavern. Afterwards Henry Kimball owned it, and it was known as the Kimball Tavern, as already stated. It was afterwards owned by Thomas R. Plympton, and then by Jacob Farwell, and now forms a part of the Buttrick estate. Next above was an old farm house known as the Mixer place, occupied by descendants of Isaac and Sarah Mixer, who came from England in 1634 and settled in Watertown. It was probably the dwelling erected in the four acre lot granted in the Further Plain to Isaac Mixer. In 1798 it was owned and occupied by William Wellington, Jr., who built the brick house now standing on the original site of the Mixer house. Just above Bacon Street, (formerly known by the title of Skunk Lane), there still stands the house once the property of Isaac and Be
Chester Brook (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
t passed to his son Moses, who had a shop located at a small water power on Chester Brook, where he manufactured rolling-pins, mortars and pestles, rakes and hoe haniam Paine, and given to son Nathaniel. The Inventory also covers 1 acre at Chester Brook. of land in the First Great Dividend granted to William Paine, and bought o Allen Flagg and his brothers John and Michael settled here about 1684, on Chester Brook, and the Sandersons about 1689. Joshua Bigelow had settled on or near ChesChester Brook in 1676. Several of the deacons in Mr. Angier's church lived in this section. Jonathan Sanderson His grandson, Abner Sanderson, was Assessor 25 years, a grist-mill on the site of the present machine-shop of George F. Shedd on Chester Brook which, perhaps, had previously belonged to Deacon Thomas Livermore. Dean, and within a stone's throw of the site of the old Clarke's grist-mill on Chester Brook, stands the handsome brick building of the New-Church School, erected in 18
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