Chelmsford and Billerica were each incorporated about the same time, though a few days later.
The compensation ranged from about $150 an acre in Medford to $25 in Billerica.
Billerica escaped harm, but Chelmsford was twice visited by hostile bands and several buildings were burned.
The towns of Chelmsford and Billerica were incorporated May 29, 1655.
An inhabitant of the town of Billerica, Mass., tarred and feathered by the British troops.
Solomon Keyes, of Billerica, received two wounds, but fought on till a third shot struck him.
Crosby was sent out about 1876 by a Mr. Crosby, a nurseryman of Billerica, Massachusetts.
In March an inhabitant of Billerica, Massachusetts, was tarred and feathered by a party of his majesty's soldiers.
Tewksbury was incorporated in 1734, its territory before having been included in Billerica.
August 1, 1682, a hostile raid was made into Billerica and eight of the inhabitants were killed.