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Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts to the Year 1850


Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B.
Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Boston, Mass.
1911

Number of Births printed   .  .  .  . .  .  .  7,158
            Marriages. . . . . . . .                    2,335 X 2 =  4,670 name;
            Deaths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         1,893
                                                            13,721 total

Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company,
18 Post Office Post Square
                       
Framingham was first mentioned in the records of the State in the Tax Act under date of October 13, 1675.
  June 25, 1700, the plantation of Framingham was  established as Framingham.
  July 5, 1700, certain common lands were annexed.
  July 11, 1700, part of Sherborn was annexed.
  March  7, 1786, a part was annexed to Southboro.
  February 23, 1791, a part was annexed to Marlboro.
  February 11,  1833, a part of Holliston was annexed.
  March  16, 1846, a part was included in the new town of Ashland.
  April 22, 1871, a part of Natick was annexed.

Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.),  1305;
       1776  (Prov.),  1074; 1790  (U.S.),  1598;
       1800   (U.S.),  1625; 1810  (U.S.),  1670;
       1820   (U.S.),  2037; 1830  (U.S.),  2313;
       1840   (U.S.),  3030; 1850  (U.S.),  4252;
       1855  (State),  4676; 1860  (U.S.),  4227;
       1865  (State),  4665; 1870  (U.S.),  4968;
       1875  (State),  5167; 1880  (U.S.),  6235;
       1885  (State),  8275; 1890  (U.S.),  9239;
       1895  (State),  9512; 1900  (U.S.), 11,302;
       1905  (State), 11,548; 1910 (U.S.), 12,948.

EXPLANATIONS.
  1. When  places other than Framingham  or Massachusetts are named  in the  original records, they are given in the printed copy.
  2. In all records the original spelljng is followed.
  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. Marriages are printed under the name of both parties.
When   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 any item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference or difference shown in other entries, is bracketed.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
bp. - baptized
bur. - buried
ch. - child
co. - county
C.R.1. - church record, First Congregational Church, Unitarian
C.R.2. - church record, Hollis Evangelical Church, now Plymouth Congregational
C.R.3. - church record, First Baptist Church
d. - died: daughter: day
dec. - deceased
Dea. -  deacon
dup. -  duplicate entry
G.R.1. - grave record, Church Hill Cemetery
G.R.2. - grave record, Edgell Grove Cemetery
G.R.3. - grave record, St. Georges Cemetery
G.R.4. - grave record, St. Stephens Cemetery
G.R.5. - grave record, Edwards Cemetery, Saxonville
G.R.6. - grave record, South Cemetery, South Framingham
h. - husband: hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
M.R. -  Middlesex Court record
m. -  male: month
tnd. - married
prob. - probably
P.R. - record from  diary of Rev. Jonathan  Swift, now  in possession of Framingham  Historical Society
P.R.2. - from record book known  as " Drury Death  Book " now  in possession of Fisher Howe, Esq., of Boston
s. - son
Sr. - senior
T.C. - from town copy
unm. -  unmarried
w. - wife
wld. -  widow
widr. - widower
y. - year
1st. - first
2d. - second
3d. - third
4th. - fourth

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