The Medford Historical Register Volume 8

The Medford Historical Register Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...of Christ in Medford, it was resolved by the General Court that the agent of the estate of Isaac Royall be directed to deliver a certain silver cup to the Church of Medford. Absence did not lessen his interest in the town where he had lived so long, for in his will he bequeathes to the Church of Medford a piece of plate to the value of o. This is noted in a list of plate belonging to the church November 1, 1793, as "a dish for the bread inscribed 'The legacy of the Hon. Isaac Royal, Esq., to the Church of Christ in Medford, 1781.'" The children of Isaac Royal were Elizabeth, mentioned in her grandmother's will as one of her god-daughters, and who died young; Mary Mackintosh, the wife of George Erving of Boston (an absentee); a second Elizabeth, who became the wife of Sir William Pepperell, and who died on the voyage to England; Miriam, who married Thomas Savel and some of whose descendants still live in Medford. It seems singular that no mention is made of this last named daughter either in the will of Isaac Royall or in that of his wife Elizabeth, who died in 1770. Isaac Royall left Medford April 16, 1775, as he states in his will, leaving his estate in the care of his friend, Dr. Simon Tufts. It was his intention to retire for a time to his estate in Antigua, but finding it impossible to obtain a passage thither, he went to Halifax and finally to England, where the remaining years of his life were spent; he regretted the necessity for his exile and was always looking forward to the time when he might return to his old home. On the 23d of April, 1778, on petition of Simon Tufts, agent of Isaac Royall, it was resolved by the General Court that he be directed to deliver into the hands of the Committee of Correspondence of...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850696
  • 9781236850690