of the moderator and an early teacher in Medford.
At the town meeting, July 19, 1738, was discussed
The affier of plan of Medford and the land voted to be petitioned for should be left to ye Discretion of the Committe
By this it would appear that a map, or plan, of Medford and its distant farm had been contemplated.
Had the committeemen's (Willis and Hall) judg meet for the Town's interest that such should have been made, it would have antedated the Ephraim Jones plan noted by Judge Wait (Register, Vol.
I, p. 128), the earliest plan of Medford, by sixteen years. But the plan of the distant farm had been made and filed with the province authorities two years before, and perhaps the committee deemed that enough.
An interesting entry in the Medford record is this:—
We the Subscribers being appointed July 14, 1740 a committee to perfect the lines of the farm granted by the Genl Court 1735 which Lyeth on Pescatequogg River according to the Plan of the Same accordingly we