Chelmsford and Billerica were each incorporated about the same time, though a few days later.
The Chelmsford Chronicle of June 23rd, 1786, gives an account of her execution.
I recall Ezra telling us of you after his return from Chelmsford some time since, said Nat.
At Chelmsford the sheriff of Suffolk met them, there to receive him, and to carry him into Suffolk.
Outside this gate the great Roman road reached away to Chelmsford and Colchester.
I found that she knew many officers at Chelmsford and Colchester.
At Chelmsford he was delivered to the sheriff of Suffolk, and by him conducted to Hadley.
The earliest account of the ceremony is at Chelmsford in 1556.
Billerica escaped harm, but Chelmsford was twice visited by hostile bands and several buildings were burned.
"This is Chelmsford, sir," he answered, with a surprise equalling my own.