VITAL RECORDS OF ASHBURNHAM, MASSACHUSETTS To the year 1850
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS :
PUBLISHED BY FRANKLIN P. RICE,
Trustee of the Fund.
THE list of Ashburnham Births, Marriages and Deaths com-
prised in this volume includes all that were found in the Town
Books covering the period from the earliest date there recorded
to the end of the year 1849. Some additions have been made
from other sources, and these are indicated in each instance by
All of the records are condensed in print as much as is con-
sistent with intelligibility, accuracy, and completeness of infor-
mation. Differences in duplicates, and explanatory or other
matter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear in brackets.
Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the
names of both parties, but the full information concerning each
person is given only under his or her name. An asterisk after a
marriage indicates that the intention is not found recorded, and
in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither
party belonged in Ashburnham, and consequently publishment
was made elsewhere.
When places other than Ashburnham and Massachusetts are
named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
THIS town was established February 2, 1765, from
the plantation of " Dorchester-Canada." A part
was included in the new town of Ashby (Middlesex
County) March 6, 1767, and another part was annexed
to that town November 16, 1792. A part was included
in the new town of Gardner June 27, 1785, and a part
of Gardner was annexed to Ashburnham February 16,
1815. A part of Westminster was annexed January
Population at different periods: 1765, 551 ; 1776, 551;
1790, 951; 1800, 994; 1810, 1,036; 1820, 1,230; 1830,
1,402; 1840, 1,652; 1850, 1,875.
Population in 1905, 1,851.