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Vital Records of Brookline, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849

 

Published By

The Essex Institute

Salem, Mass.

1929

 

Newcomb & Gauss Co.

Printers

Salem, Mass.

 

EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths in-

clude all entries to be found in the books of record kept by

the town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscrip-

tions ; and in the private records found in family Bibles, etc.

These records are printed in a condensed form in which every

essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of

the town clerks' record has been eliminated, but differences

in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets.

Parentheses are used when they occur in the original records;

also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman, and

to show variations in the spelling of a name in the same entry.

When places other than Brookline and Massachusetts are

named in the original records, they are given in the printed

copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under

the names of both parties. When both the marriage and

intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record

is printed; and when a marriage appears without the inten-

tion being recorded, it is designated by an asterisk. In all

records the original spelling of names is followed, and the

various forms of family names have been placed in one alpha-

betical arrangement.

 

BROOKLINE

Nov. 13, 1705, part of Boston called Muddy River.

Feb. 22, 1825, bounds between Brookline and Boston confirmed.

Feb. 24, 1844, part of Roxbury annexed.

June 18, 1870, part annexed to Boston.

Nov. 4, 1870, the act accepted by Boston.

Apr. 27, 1872, bounds between Brookline and Boston established.

May 8, 1874, part annexed to Boston.

May 27, 1890, bounds between Brookline and Boston established.

Apr. 13, 1894, bounds between Brookline and Boston established.

Mar. 28, 1907, bounds between Brookline and Newton established.

 

The population of Brookline at different periods was as follows:

1765,    338           1840, 1,365           1890, 12,103

1790,    484           1850, 2,516           1900, 19,935

1800,    605           1865, 5,262           1910, 27,792

1810,    784           1870, 6,650           1915, 33,490

1820,    900           1875, 6,675           1920, 37,748

1830, 1,043           1880, 8,057

 

ABBREVIATIONS

a.—age.

abt.—about.

B.—Brookline.

b.—born.

bef.—before.

bet.—between.

bp.—baptised.

bur.—buried.

Capt.—Captain.

C. R. 1.—Church record, First Parish Church.

C. R. 2.—Church record, First Baptist Church.

certif.—certificate.

ch.—child.

chn.—children.

Co.—county.

d.—daughter; day; died.

dec.—deceased.

dup.—duplicate entry.

Ens.—ensign.

grandd.—granddaughter.

grands.—grandson.

G. R. 1.—gravestone record, Walnut Street Cemetery.

h.—husband; hour.

inf.—infant.

int.—intention of marriage.

jr.—junior.

Lt.—lieutenant.

m.—male; married; month.

P. R. 1.—burials and inscriptions in the Walnut Street Cemetery, with notations compiled by Miss Harriet lma Cummings and published by the Brookline Historical Society.

rec.—recorded.

rem.—removed.

ret.—returned.

s.—son.

sr.—senior.

T. C.—town copy.

unm.—unmarried.

w.—week; wife.

widr.—widower.

y.—year.

 

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