To follow up on my Boston/Roxbury
boundary posts (here
I'm posting the law regarding the boundary between Roxbury and Boston
found in the The
Charter and Ordinances of the City of Boston... published in
1834. A description of the Boston/Brookline boundary can be found
Extract from the Records of the Selectmen of the Town of Boston--May 20, 1788.
The following boundary line between Boston and Roxbury was agreed upon by the Selectment of both Towns, and the agreement accepted by the Selectmen of Boston.
"To wit." Beginning at the mouth of
the creek which opens into the bay leading to Cambridge, and as the
creek runs until it comes in a range with the fence and trees btween
the land now occupied by the widow Susan Davis, formerly John
Richardson, Esquire's, and the land now belonging to the heirs of
Samuel Wells, Esq. deceased, formerly Mr. Minot's, then across the
street or highway, until it comes to a large stone standing end-ways in
the fence on the easterly side of said street or highway, and from
thence south forty-three degrees east to a large stone standing
end-ways in the ground about eighty feet from the said street or
highway, marked B. on the easterly side, and R. on the westerly side,
and from thence the same course to large stone standing in the meadow,
marked B. on the northwesterly side, and R. on the southeasterly side;
from thence turning and running north fifty-eight degrees, east by a
straight line until it comes to a stone affixed in Lambs Dam, (so
called) and from thence to the creek, and as said creek runs into the
bay between the towns of Boston and Dorchester.
A map of the area can be found here.