n at Kittery Point, Maine, in 1696.
He died at Kittery, June 6, 1759.
Colonel Royal was appointed one of the Mandamus Councillors for this Province by his Majesty, Aug. 9, 1794; but he did not take the oath of office.
1743: He gave Charlestown £ 100, which was used to build a parsonage.
While Representative, he returned to the town treasury his salary.
In 1745, he gave £ 80 to the school on Charlestown Neck.
By his will, he gave to Medford one hundred acres of land in Granby (South Hadley), for the use and better support of the common schools of the town.
This Granby farm was sold, 1788, for one hundred dollars, to Mr. Richard Hall.
Generosity was native with him, and shone the salient feature of his character.
He loved to give, and loved to speak of it, and loved the reputation of it. Hospitality, too, was almost a passion with him. No house in the Colony was more open to friends; no gentleman gave better dinners, or drank costlier wines.
As a master, he was kind to
ber 1, about half-past 4, two hundred and sixty troops, under the command of Lieut.-Col. Maddison, embarked at Long Wharf, Boston, in thirteen boats, sailed up Mystic River, landed at Temple's farm (Ten Hills), marched to the powder-house, and removed all the powder in it, two hundred and fifty half-barrels, to Castle William.
Five boats had been built, and the Selectmen of Medford were ordered to take a party of men to Charlestown Neck, to launch them, and carry them up Mystic River.
And this was done.
We find the inhabitants of Medford again assembled; and, Feb. 1, 1775, two Representatives, Benjamin Hall, and Stephen Hall, 3d, are seeir appurtenances, unto and to the use of the said Robert Fletcher, his heirs and assigns.
The deed was for five hundred acres of land, on the west side of Mystic River, with the mansion-house; for all which Mr. Fletcher agreed to pay £ 16,000.
These legislative acts and public documents show that Colonel Royal's property i