17 Replies to “Wet Ass Brooke”

  1. “Beginning at a heap of stones in the fence between ye land of Mr Wolley and B. Whitcombs an Old Town Bound”

    1783 but no description of the “Stow Tail”

    Sounds like Wilbur was on to something with the “Old Woolly Road”

    But Wilbur said the “Tail” was not lapped over until 1866

        “Concord, 1635, freeman March 1638”, Concord “rep. 1639 and 1640, was an Elder of the church, married probably as second or third wife on 10 Dec. 1660, widow Mary Harrod, and died 5 April following, aged 70 years. By will, of which he made widow executrix a few days before his death, he gave most of his property to Christopher Woolley.” [Savage II: 314.] No children were mentioned but the gift to the much younger Woolley would suggest some relationship between the two. See his entry in Great Migration, 1634-35 vol. 3.

  2. Wilbur Brigham a Hudson Man Says:

    Abel Bush before 1690

    1723, The (Lancaster) line and the Bush place, now Bolton, on the north.

    The Lancaster line in those days ran to River Street; it took in Central St. It then crossed South where the central depot now stands.

    This land was afterwards detached and formed a part of the new town of Bolton. It was afterwards sliced off, to fall into the mass of the new town of Hudson.

  3. “Abel Bush sold land near a dam In 1725, This dam was across the road where the Priest bridge now stands. In this early time it was one stretch of meadow and field from the Barstow house, now Wood’s square, to Priest’s bridge there was not even a bridle way through this tract of land until 1769.

    On the bank at the corner of Cox and Maple street, could be seen a cellar hole a few years ago. Jessie Bush, grandson of Abiel Bush, lived here one hundred and twenty-five years ago.”

    Wilbur Brigham 1894-125=1769

  4. Is B. Whitcomb “Crazy Ben” ?

    They say he rode around on his horse wearing a bee’s nest on each shoulder

    I’m glad we have not run into him

  5. Is this Mr. Walcott Street?

    Jabez Wolcott was born in Salem Village, September 21, 1711. He married Lydia Flint in 1733. In 1735, he moved to Stow, buying a farm near the Marlboro line, where the Hallocks now live. He died in Stow, November 27, 1781. She died February 4, 1810. Both are buried at “South Stow Village,” (as it was called), now Stow Lower Village. Children, Jessie, Ruth, Frederick, William, Lydia, Susannah.

    Crowell 1933

  6. And the Indian Territory became Wilkinsville

    The road through the land of Edward Wilkins laid out March 4, 1750

    The road through Wilkinsville laid out 1770

    John Wilkins married Mary Goodale on 24 Oct 1713 at Salem
    He came from Danvers in 1740

    (He probably knew Jabez Walcott, and John Goodale was his brother-in-law -Danvers is also known as Salem Village)

    Jonas Wilkins, the father of Joel and Edward Wilkins, was born Aug 25, 1755. He died May 13, 1822. He married Comfort Priest, Jan 20, 1785. He married for his second wife Sarah Barnard, Apr 22, 1786. She died Aug 21, 1792, aged 57.

    His son Edward married Lydia Smith, Nov 21, 1748. He died Nov 27, 1763. His widow married Abner Cranson, Feb 6, 1765. She died June 14, 1801.

    Edward Wilkins, son of the above named Edward Wilkins, was born Nov. 5, 1757. He married Sarah Dunn, Jan 14, 1779. He died May 17, 1837, aged 80 years. His wife died Jan 26, 1829, aged 73.

  7. “In 1736, John Wilkins of the town of Marlboro, Mass., to Jabez Wolcott from Salem, a certain tract of land in that part of Marlboro called the “Indian Land”, known by the name Agogonquamosot situate on the north side of a brook, known by ye name of Wotars Brook, etc.”

    Crowell 1933

    We call it Sandee Brookee, based on “Hale Logic” there must have been a person named “Sandee Wotars” who once lived here.

  8. “(4) Jabez Walcott, b. 1711 Salem Village MA, d. 1781 Stow MA. He was a yeoman, wheelwright; settled at Stow MA 1736, Pvt. in MA militia 1776-7, joined the Continental Army and died in service; m. Lydia Flint 1733 Salem MA.

    (5) Jesse Walcott, b. 1734 Salem Village MA, d. 1794 Bolton MA; served in the Essex Co. militia in 1776 in Capt. Houghton’s Co. that was defeated at Kip’s Bay, later in Capt. Sawyer’s Co. that fought in the campaign to recover Newport RI, was given a land grant in NH for his service in the war; had a farm near the Marlboro Bolton town line; he and his son, Jabez Walcott, signed a church covenant at Bolton in 1783, lived on Annie Moore Rd., Bolton in 1788, and were voters in 1790; m. Rebecca Conant 1755 Stow MA.

    (6) Jabez Walcott, b. 1756 Marlboro MA, d. 1825 Livermore ME; marched to the Lexington alarm in 1775 with Capt. Longley’s Co., and was present at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 with Lt. Amos Fairbank’s Co.; was given a land grant in NH in 1781 for his service in the war; apparently he left his wife and children, for a guardian was appointed for his wife and children in 1796; in 1808 the city of Bolton paid for the food of Jabez Walcott while he was in jail; m. Mary Baker 1781 Bolton MA.”


  9. Was Walcott Street still in Marlboro in 1756
    (Old Lancaster Road)

    Or had Jesse moved South when his son Jabez was born
    (Marlboro Road)

    Either Way he had moved North to Annie Moore Road by 1788
    (New Lancaster Road)

  10. So how did Wilkins acquire the Pre 1690 Bush Place or

    Was this a piece of the newly distributed “Indian Land” — Valid if sworn to by John Brigham

    The court validated the Marlboro Men’s purchase from the Indians in 1717?

    But the line with stow was not fixed until 1783

  11. I’ll have to double check with Wilbur but I think you might be right.

    If memory serves me John Howe was the Town Clerk and he served as the registrar of deeds for the proprietors land distributions

    Unfortunately many of these books were burned by “Savages” red and white and blue when it served their purposes

    Also young boys and fireworks

    But we can look and see what survives

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