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inister of the gospel in this Precinct, and the Rev. Mr. Hancock, Mr. Appleton, Mr. Storer and Mr. Turell, the neighboring ministers, Hancock. Lexington; Appleton, First Parish, Cambridge; Storer, Watertown; Turell, Medford. were desired to assist in carrying on the public exercises of the day. 1736 Aug. 3, 1736, Mr. Thomas Skinner was chosen minister and provision made for his settlementMar. 21, 1738-9, was set apart for a day of fast, and Rev. Messrs. Hancock, Appleton, Storer and Turell were again desired to assist with counsel, advice, &c. Mr. Thomas Prentice was therefore chosen Pastor of a Church of Christ newly gathered in that Part of the Town called Menotomy.—By Ebenezer Turell, A. M., Pastor of the Church in Medford.—1 Tim. III. 2. A Bishop must be blameless. 1 Cor. x.ms of Weston, Cotton of Newton, Appleton of Cambridge, Williams of Waltham, Storer of Watertown, Turell of Medford, Bowes of Bedford, and Cooke of Cambridge—voted it not advisable, under the present s<
26, 28, 29, 30, 90, 126; early preachers, 23, 24, 25; fifty years since founded, 46; first child baptized, 22; first precinct meeting, 21; incorporated as town of West Cambridge, 3, 114, 126; incorporated with part of Charlestown as the District of Menotomy, 3, 38, 39; meeting-house built, 23; meeting-house dedicated, 23, 24; new meeting-house, 110; preaching in, 21, 23; second minister settled, 106, 106, 107; set off as a distinct parish, 2 Sermon, at Rev. Mr. Cooke's ordination, by Rev. E. Turell, 30; by President Langdon at Watertown, cited, 66 Sermons by Mr. Cooke, 32-37, 39, 41-47, 49-51, 57, 84-89, 93, 94, 98-100; by Rev. Mr. Fiske, 107, 108, 122-128 Sexton, 107, 108, 114, 143 Sheds at Old Cambridge for Menotomy residents, 20; on parish land, 117, 141 Shooting of a woman in Menotomy in 1770, 42 Sidewalks, 141 Singing, 49, 109, 111, 113, 114, 242; school, 114, 116 Sketch of Major Ingalls, 157, 158; of Rev. S. A. Smith, 169: of Thomas Adams, 149, 160 Smi
ry it took on regular and stable ways. Ebenezer Turell. In June, 1724, after fasting and praylman, of Boston, the town voted to call Rev. Ebenezer Turell to be their minister, a hundred pounds (old tenor). There are traces of humor in Mr. Turell. He married Miss Jane Colman, daughter of R truth and soberness is commended. During Mr. Turell's ministry, in 1759, the church voted to rea candidate for settlement as colleague to Rev. Mr. Turell, and on April 18, 1774, received an invite call. The salary was eighty pounds during Mr. Turell's life, and ninety pounds afterward. He wauring the long infirmity of the pastor, Rev. Ebenezer Turell. In those days it was customary for thfather was ordained as the colleague of the Rev. Mr. Turell, whose death did not take place until ser and wider career. The portrait of Rev. Ebenezer Turell, from which the frontispiece in this nuassachusetts, and a great-grand-nephew of Rev. Mr. Turell. The loan of the picture was continued t
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Royall House loan exhibition. (search)
silver communion plate bequeathed to the Church of Christ in Medford were all the exhibits which referred personally to the ancient owners of the house. A special act of the General Court was necessary before the plate could be accepted by the church in Medford. There were interesting letters from Revolutionary soldiers in camp and in prison, the diary of Deacon Benjamin Willis, a prominent Medford citizen before the Revolution, and a few old love letters, among them one written by Parson Turell. Autograph letters of Samuel Sewall, Thomas Jefferson, Governor Brooks, Dr. Osgood, and other papers of especial interest to students of Medford history, over one hundred in all, made a valuable collection. From far and near visitors came to see the historic edifice, and one and all were charmed with the artistic arrangement of the house and marvelled that such an effect could be produced in such limited time. There were nearly two thousand articles exhibited, but six days sufficed to p
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The early names of Medford's streets. (search)
from porter's corner S. E. to Wellington Farm Ship St.— from Hotel (west) to where the road leaves the River South St. & from thence over the cannel to Charlestown Line Spring St. from Main St. to Charlestown Line on the Road leading to Lechmere point Court St—from Main St. near Nathan Adams' House to Charlestown Line leading to Harvard College, Cambridge St from Benjm Tufts Corner to Stoneham Line Mountain Street— from Ship St to Salem St leading by the new Burring Ground Cross Street from Turell's Corner to Woburn Line purchase St from High St by Jona Brooks the old road to purchase St Woburn St—from High St near Cannel Bridge by P. C Brooks to Symme's Corner Grove St. John Howe, Chairman. Whether, as a matter offact, the town adopted all these names I do not know. Certainly some of them did not last many years; for only old residents of Medford or students of her history will recognize all the ways now known as High, Salem, Main, Riverside avenue, South, South Winthrop, Med
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public School of Medford. (search)
for ye New Meet: House:4511 To Cash paid to Francis Leathe for keeping ye Wid: Willis21311 To Cash paid to ye Reverd Mr Turell for his Sallary in 17291000000 To Cash paid to Mr Stephen Hall being pt: of ye charge of ye Great Comtee:100000 To Cashon Clevelands Ordr:8603 [ ]To Do. pd to Mr Gibbs for keeping School in ye year 172 9/3010000 [ ] Do pd to the Revrd. Mr Turell for Sally. due in ye year 172857000 To Do pd to Mr Gibbs in full for keeping School in 1730— —10000 [ ]Do pd. to Jonat to Benjn Willis, for his Pew, now Wm. Pattens— —1206 To Do. pd. for Flints for this Towns Stock——:609 To Do: pd: To Mr Turell, in pt. for Sallary in 173028000 To Do. pd. to Mr Bodoin in full for Glass & lead for ye New (Meeting-House29406 To cas/140000 To Cash pd. to ye Widow Lydia Pierce for Sweeping ye Meeting (House in ye year 173030000 To Do d to ye Revrd Mr Turell in full for Salary in 1730720000 The town of Medford to Saml Brooks T [ ] s 1729 Novr 17To Cash Recedd: of Joh
The Boston Massacre. The Boston Gazette and Country Journal of March 12, 1770, in a list of those killed and wounded upon March 5th, mentions a lad named John Clark about 17 years of age, whose parents live at Medford, and an apprentice to Capt. Samuel Howard of this town; wounded, a ball entered just about his groin and came out at his hip, on the opposite side, apprehended he will die. By the records in the City Clerk's office, this John Clark appears to have been the son of John and Mary (Smith) Clark, born in Medford, June 10, 1752, and baptized by the Rev. Ebenezer Turell on June 14th of the same year. He died in Medford on the 26th of May, 1778. L. L. D.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., A business man of long ago. (search)
eadership in politics as long as he lived, but after his death, in 1825, the new element carried the popular vote against the old party. Benjamin Hall did not live to see that day. He died Feb. 2, 1817, aged eighty-six. His career as a public servant and private citizen, which extended over more than half a century, left an impress upon the town of his birth which has never been effaced. [ ] town of Medford to SamL Brooks Treasr [ ]31/2Dr sd [ ]nr17 To Cash paid to ye Revrd. Mr. Turell for Salary£500000 [ ] 28To Do. pd. To John Giles for his Pew40000 [ ] vTo Do pd. to John Bradish for Glazing at the Meeting-house— —20903 [ ] vTo Do. pd. to ye Widow Susanna Willis in full for a Room for the School in 1730/101000 To Cash paid to sundry Perfons (ing House781306 [ ] 18To Do pd. to Lydia Pierce for Sweeping the Meet—30000 To Do. pd. to Saml Brooks Junr. in full for keeping School in Time pastd— — — — —150500 To Cash pd. to ye widow Susanna Willis in full for [
us are the deaths; the fewest are the marriages. As the master's name is given in many cases, these records also throw light on the question of slave-holders in Medford. About 40 deaths are recorded between 1745 and 1780. It is rather curious that three of Colonel Royall's slaves died within a year, at the outbreak of the Revolution. Perhaps they were heartbroken at his departure. A few entries are given here by way of illustration: Peter, Son of Worcester & Flora, Negroes of Rev. Mr. Turell and Stephen Hall, Esq., Dyed Jan. 9, 1762. Plato, a Negro Servant of Hon. Isaac Royall Esq., drowned June 8, 1768. London, A Negro Man of the Widow Mary Bradshaw's Died Oct. 15, 1760. Caesar, Negro Servant of Ebenezar Brooks of Medford and Zipporah negro Servant of Nathl Brown of Charlestown, married June 23, 1757. As would be inferred, the number of slave owners was not large, and they were the leading men of the town: the Halls, Brookses and Willises, Dr. Simon Tufts, Rev
aid meeting voted that the town will give to Mr. Turell when settled as aforesaid ninety pounds per year to the ninety pounds already granted to Mr. Turell which makes up a hundred pounds per year foryearly salary. . . . And also to comply with Mr. Turell's other proposal referring to the neighborinders and gentlemen at the ordination of Mr. Ebenezer Turell, and if the twenty pounds be not sufficsembled Dec. 29th 1724 . . . Voted that the Rev. Mr. Turell's salary do begin September the 14th lain said town. At said meeting, voted that Mr. Turell's salary be paid at two payments. At saidd or discounted to them out of their rate to Mr. Turell, by those persons the town shall appoint for Walter C. Wright, Calvin H. Clark. Rev. Ebenezer Turell. by Helen T. Wild. Rev. Ebenezer TurRev. Ebenezer Turell was the son of Samuel and Lydia (Stoddard) Turell. He was born Feb. 15, 1702, and graduated froter of William Pepperell of Kittery. Parson Turell died Dec. 8, 1778. He left no children. Hi[10 more...]
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