Vital Records of Chelsea, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B., member of the New England Historic
Boston, Mass., 1916.
Number of births printed .................10,798
Number of marriages printed..... 1,082X2 = 2,164 names
Number of deaths printed ..................2,758
Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company, 32 Derne Street.
Established January 10, 1739, o. s., from part of Boston called "Winissimet,
Rumney Marsh and Pullin Point, or otherwise called Number Thirteen (excepting
Noddle's Island and Hog Island)."
Part annexed to Saugus February 22, 1841.
Part established as North Chelsea (now Revere) March 19, 1846.
Chelsea incorporated as a city March 13, 1857.
March 23,1857, act of incorporation accepted by the town.
Part of North Chelsea established as Winthrop March 27, 1852.
March 24, 1871, name of North Chelsea changed to Revere, if accepted
within ninety days.
accepted April 3, 1871.
Population by Census:
1765 (Prov.), 462; 1865 (State), 14,403;
1776 (Prov.), 489; 1870 (U.S.), 18.547;
1790 (U.S.), 472; 1875 (State), 20,737;
1800 (U.S.), 849: 1880 (U.S.), 21,782;
1810 (U.S.), 594; 1885 (State), 25,709;
1820 (U.S.), 642; 1890 (U.S.), 27,909;
1830 (U.S.), 771; 1895 (State), 31,264;
1840 (U.S.), 2,390; 1900 (U.S.), 34,072;
1850 (U.S.), 6,701; 1905 (State), 37.289;
1855 (State), 10,151; 1910 (U.S.), 32,452;
1860 (U.S.), 13,395; 1915 (State), 43,246;
1. When places other than Chelsea or Massachusetts are named
in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
2. In all items from the records the original spelling of the names
is ,given, and any additions made to the spelling of the record are enclosed
3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items
about the same family or individual may be found under different spellings.
4. The birth of a married woman is recorded under her maiden name
when it is known, but if the maiden name is unknown the entry appears
under the husband's name, with a dash enclosed in brackets, i.e. [-],
to signify that the maiden name is not known.
5. Marriages and intentions are printed under the name of both
parties. When both the marriage and intention are recorded, only
the marriage record is printed, and the date of the intention is not given except
when needed :o make more clear the date of the marriage. When the marriage
appears without the intention recorded it is designated with an asterisk.
6. Additional information which does riot appear in the original
record, i.e., any difference shown in other entries of the record, is
enclosed in parentheses.
a.- age; aged
b. - born
C.R.1.- church record; First Unitarian Society, Revere
CR.2.- church record, Evangelical Congregational Church of Revere
d.- daughter died; day
dup.- duplicate entry
G.R.1.- grave record, Revere Cemetery
G.R.1a.- grave record, Revere Cemetery, as compiled by Mellen
Chamberlain in "History of Chelsea"
G.R.1b.- record from plan of Revere Cemetery in city hall, Revere
G.R.2.- grave record, Garden Cemetery
G.R.3.- grave record, Woodlawn Cemetery
G.R.4.- grave record, Winthrop Cemetery
h.- husband; hours
int.- publishment of intention of marriage
P.R.1.- from sexton's record, kept by John Tewksbury, now in Revere Public
P.R.2. - record from journal of Abel Bowen
s. - son
Sr, - senior
S.R. -from Suffolk County records
T.R. - town record
unm. - unmarried
w. - wife
wid. - widow
y. - year.