No. 9862: Royall Dolbeare House
Postcard #9862

The Royall Dolbeare House is shown in this photo from 1933. The house, now replaced, stood on Washington Street, south of the YMCA but north of Burt Street.

 The caption on the photo, which was taken in 1933, indicates the house is the Dolbeare House.

The earliest part of the Royall-Dolbeare House was built in the 17th century by Isaac Royall, born about 1640, on Washington Street south of today?s YMCA but north of Tolman Lane (Burt Street), approximately opposite Rockwell Street. The house no longer exists.

Lemuel Royall and his wife Jerusha Minot had a daughter Zebiah Royall, named apparently for his grandmother, who married John Dolbear in 1787. Dolbeare, a Boston merchant, came to live at the house in Dorchester at his wife's family home.

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Created: February 4, 2008   Modified: February 2, 2011