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   Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Worcester, Massachusetts:

Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1910. 


Stanhope Press

F. H. Gilson CompanyBoston, U.S.A.Publisher's Note.THE list of Bolton Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised 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 proper reference.All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibility, accuracy, and completeness of information. 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 Bolton, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere.The double date is used in the months of January, February and March prior to 1752 only when it so appears in the original, and instances of the modern form after 1725 are not uncommon.When places other than Bolton and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.ABBREVIATIONS.a. - ageb. - bornbap. - baptizedch. - childC.R.1. - Congregational church recordC.R.2. - Quaker church recordC.R.3. - Wilder church recordd. - daughter; day ; diedDea. - deacondup. - duplicate entryG.S.1. - gravestone, Old Cemetery on Berlin lineG.S.2. - gravestone, Quaker Cemetery near FryvilleG.S.3. - gravestone, Old CemeteryG.S.4. - gravestone, Cemetery, Bolton PanG.S.5. - gravestone, Cemetery, east part of BoltonG.S.6. - gravestone, West Cemetery.G.S.7. - gravestone, Eastwood CemeteryH.P.B. - Houghton Pocket Book, Lancaster Libraryh. - husbandinf. - infantint. - publishment of intention of marriageJr. - juniorm. - male; married; monthP.R. - private records. - sonSr, - seniorw. - wifemid. - widowwidr. - widowerThe age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.Bolton,Worcester County.ESTABLISHED June 24, 1738, from part of Lancaster. A part of Bolton was included in the District of Berlin March 16, 1784. A part of Marlborough in Middlesex County was annexed to Bolton. February 11, 1829, and a boundary line was established between these two towns March 16, 1838.Population at different periods: 1765, 925; 1776,1,210; 1790, 861; 1800, 945; 1810, 1,037; 1820,1,229; 1830, 1,253; l840, 1,186; 1850, 1,263.Population in 1905, 762.

Number of Births printed .............  3,510
          Marriages............ 1,270 = 2,540 names
          Deaths......................  1,265
                                        7,315 total

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