This is a transcription of a four-page, unsigned document describing the first three generations of the Weld family in America. Capt. Joseph Weld received a very large land grant for his services to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and owned much of present day Jamaica Plain in the 1640s.Read More
Though Morton Street may well be named for the Mortons who owned property in the area in 1871, the street could also be named for Thomas Morton, possibly a distant relative, whose richer deeds are highlighted on a plaque in Quincy.
When William Weld (pictured) was inaugurated as governor of Massachusetts last month, the media chose to illustrate the lengthy local Weld connection with shots of Weld Hall in Harvard Yard and the Weld Boathouse on the Charles River. These Cambridge views did not get to the family's home turf, which could have been shown by footage of the Arnold Arboretum.Read More