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Vital Records of Foxborough, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the Charge of the Eddy-Town Record Fund.

Boston, Mass., 1911.

THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the NEW ENGLAND  HISTORIC  GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 6 November, 1901, as follows:
   Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record  Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose.

Committee on Publications.
Henry Winchester Cunningham
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, F. Apthorp Foster

Stanhope Press
F. H. Gilson Company
Boston, U.S.A.

THE TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH, Norfolk County, was established June 10, 1778, from parts of Stoughton, Stoughtonham, Walpole, and Wrentham.
 March 12, 1793, parts of Sharon and Stoughton were annexed and bounds established.
 February 3, 1819, bounds between Foxborough and Wrentham were established.
 February 7, 1831, part of Wrentham was annexed. January 30, 1833, bounds between Foxborough and Sharon were established and part of each town annexed to the other town.
 March 27, 1833, part of Foxborough was annexed to Walpole.
 March 28, 1834, part of Foxborough was annexed to Walpole.

Population by Census:1790 (U.S.),  674;
 1800 (U.S.),  779;  1810 (U.S.),  870;
 1820 (U.S.),  1004; 1830 (U.S.), 1165;
 1840 (U.S.),  1298; 1850 (U.S.), 1880;
 1855 (State), 2570; 1860 (U.S.), 2879;
 1865 (State), 2778; 1870 (U.S.), 3057;
 1875 (State), 3168; 1880 (U.S.), 2950;
 1885 (State), 2814; 1890 (U.S.), 2933;
 1895 (State), 3219; 1900 (U.S.), 3266;
 1905 (State), 3364.
               
EXPLANATIONS.
 1. WHEN places other than Foxborough and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
 2. In all records the original spelling is followed.
 3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.
 4. Marriages and intentions of marriages 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 where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
 5. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e. any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used to show the difference in the spelling of a name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to separate clauses in the original text - such as the birthplace of a parent in late records.
             
ABBREVIATIONS.
a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
ch. - child
chn. - children
C.R.1. - church record, Orthodox Congregational Church
C.R.2. - church record, Baptist Church
Co. - county
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. - Deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R.1. - gravestone record, Centre Burial Ground, Foxborough Centre
G.R.2. - gravestone record, Payson or Morse Graveyard, Foxborough Centre
G.R.3. - gravestone record, Wading River Graveyard, South Foxborough
G.R.4. - gravestone record, Hodges Burial Ground, East Foxborough
G.R.5. - gravestone record, Boyden Burial Ground, Cocasset Street, East Foxborough
G.R.6. - gravestone record, Sherman or Quaker Hill Burial Ground
G.R.7. - gravestone record, Wilber Burial Ground, Spring Street
G.R.8. - gravestone record, Clapp Burial Ground, Beach Street
G.R.9. - gravestone record, Rock Hill Cemetery
h. - husband
hrs. - hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - married; month
min. - minutes
P.R.1. - private record, from the records of the Cemetery Department for Rock Hill Cemetery
P.R.2. - private record, from records in almanacs kept by Lenora Winslow, now in the possession of Robert W. Carpenter of Foxborough
P.R.3. - private record, from a record of deaths kept by Lenora Jane Winslow, now in the possession of Robert W. Carpenter of Foxborough
P.R.4. - private record, from a record of deaths kept by David Carpenter, now in the possession of Robert W. Carpenter of Foxborough
P.R.5. - private record, from the Hewins family Bible, now in the possession of John H. Fisher of Foxborough
P.R.6. - private record, from the Amos Morse Bible, now in the possession of John H. Fisher of Foxborough
P.R.7. - private record, from the Prescott family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Emma L. Chamberlain of Fox borough
P.R.8. - private record, from a Bible now in the possession of Mrs. Benjamin B. Shepard of Foxborough
P.R.9. - private record, from the Morse family Bible, now in the possession of Edson A. Morse of Foxborough
P.R.10. - private record, from the French family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Sarah O. Shepard of Foxborough
P.R.10. - private record, from the Capt. Thomas French Bible, now in the possession of Miss Sarah O. Shepard of Foxborough
P.R.12. - private record, from a Bible now in the possession of Miss Sarah B. Doolittle of Foxborough
P.R.13. - private record, from the Warren family Bible, now in the possession of Henry G. Warren of Foxborough
P.R.14. - private record, from a Warren record, now in the possession of Henry H. Warren of Foxborough
P.R.15.- private record, from a Wilbur family Bible, now in the possession of Henry H. Warren of Foxborough
P.R.16. - private record, from a record kept by Mrs. Elizabeth H. Mann, now in the possession of Mrs. E. E. Chessman of Somerville
P.R.17. - private record, from the Bible of Daniels Carpenter, now in the possession of Mrs. Joseph E. Bartlett of Boston
P.R.18. - private record, from the Bible of Achsah Carpenter, now in the possession of Mrs. Joseph E. Bartlett of Boston
P.R.19. - private record, from the Bible of Isaac Winslow, now in the possession of Miss Isabel H. Winslow of New York City
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. - wife; week
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year

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