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VITAL RECORDS OF IPSWICH MASSACHUSETTS TO THE YEAR 1850

VOLUME I. - BIRTHS
PUBLISHED BYTHE ESSEX INSTITUTE
SALEM, MASS.
1910

NEWCOMB & GAUSS
Printers
Salem, Massachusetts

EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths include

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

clerks; in the church records; in the returns made to the Salem

Quarterly Court; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in many pri-

vate records found in family Bibles. 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 mat-

ter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in

the original record ; also to indicate the maiden name of a wife.

When places other than Ipswich and Massachusetts are named

in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. Mar-

riages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of

both parties. Double-dating is used in the months of January, Feb-

ruary and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the origi-

nal, and also whenever from the sequence of entry in the original

the date may be easily determined. In all records the original

spelling of names is followed, and in the alphabetical arrange-

ment the various forms should be examined, as items about the

same family may be found under different spellings.

Many baptisms appear on the town records, between 17oo and

1800, in some cases supplementing a family record in which

several of the births are missing. In the following pages these are

incorporated and treated as town records.

In the eighteenth, century marriages, "Mrs." is often used to

indicate mistress, an unmarried woman, instead of a widow, as at

the present time.

In the Chebacco and Hamlet parishes during the early part of

the eighteenth century, intentions of marriage, which do not ap-

pear on the town books, were entered on the church books.

IPSWICH

The town of Ipswich was established on Aug. 5, 1634, from

common land called Agawam. On Oct 18, 1648, that portion

called the "Village" at the New Meadows was set off as Tops-

field. The boundary line between Ipswich and Topsfield was

established, Feb. 28, 1694. A part of Ipswich was annexed to

Rowley, Nov. 29, 1785. That portion known as the "Hamlet"

was set off as the town of Hamilton, June 21, 1793. Chebacco

parish was set off and established as the town of Essex, Feb. 15,

1819. On Mar. 7, 1846, a part of Ipswich was annexed to Box-

ford. Boundary lines in tidewater between Ipswich and Essex

and Ipswich and Gloucester were established Apr. 19, 1892.

The population of Ipswich at different periods was as follows :

1765, 3,743.    1810, 3,569.1776, 4,508.    1820, 2,553.1790) 4,562.    1830, 2,949.1800, 3,305.    1840, 3,000.

ABBREVIATIONS

a.-age.

abt.-about.

b.-born.

bef.-before.

bet.-between.

bp-baptized.

bur.-buried.

C. C.-Copy of Essex Co. Court records, at the Clerk of Court's

office, made by Alfred Kimball in 1856.

C. R. 1.-church record, First Congregational Church.

C. R. 2.-church record, South Church.

C. R. 3.-church record, Linebrook Parish Church.

C. R. 4.-church record, Chebacco Parish Church.

C. R. 5.-church record, the Hamlet Parish Church.

C. R. 6.-church record, Methodist Church.

C. R. 7.- church record, Fourth Church.

ch.-child.

chn.-children.

Co.-county.

CT. F.-court files, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.

CT. s.-court record, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.

d.-daughter; day; died.

Dea.-deacon.

dup.-duplicate entry.

G. B. 1.-gravestone record, Old Burying Hill.

G. R. 2.-gravestone record, South Cemetery.

G. R. 3.-gravestone record, Nourse Family Cemetery.

G. R. 4.-gravestone record, Old Essex Cemetery.

G. R. 5.-gravestone record, Hamilton Cemetery.

C. R. 6.-gravestone record, Spring St. Cemetery, Essex.

h.-husband; hour.

inf.-infant.

int.-intention of marriage.

jr.-junior.

m.-male; married;, month.

P. R. 1.-Bible record now in possession of George Haskell.

P. R. 2.-Extracts from Mr. Whipple's account books, Hamilton,

printed in the Essex Institute Historical Collections.

P. R. 3.-Lord's records of deaths, now in possession of the Essex

Institute.

P. R. 4.-Memoranda of grave digging by Jonathan Foster of

Linebrook, formerly in possession of Mrs. Elisha Andrews of

Topsfield.

P. R. 5.-Copy of Rev. Theophilus Pickering's account book, in

the Wheatland manuscripts, now in possession of the Essex

Institute.

P. R. 6.- Records from papers in possession of the First Church.

P. R. 7.-Interleaved almanac of Nathaniel Lord, now in posses-

sion of the Essex Institute.

P. R. 8.-Copy of family record, now in possession of Mrs.

Daniel Fuller Appleton.

P. R. 9.-Bible record now in possession of the heirs of Mrs.

Louise A. Lakeman.

P. R. 10.-Story broadside now in possession of the Essex Insti-

tute.

P. R. 11.-Essex Cemetery inscriptions copied by Alfred Poore

in 1867.

P. R. 12.-Hamilton Cemetery inscriptions copied by Alfred

Poore in 1867.

P. R. 13.-Old Burying Hill inscriptions copied by Alfred Poore

in 1867.

P. R. 14.-Copy of the Diary of Rev. Daniel Rogers of Ipswich

in the Hammett manuscript in the Ipswich Public Library.

P. R. 15.-Copy of Daniel Warner family record in the Hammett

manuscript in the Ipswich Public library.

P. R. 16.-Bible record of the Foster family, now in possession of

M. V. B. Perley of Salem.

P. R. 17.-Bible record now in possession of George Millett of

Rowley.

P. R. 18.-Bible record now in possession of William M. Conant.

P. R. 19.-Bible record now in possession of George A. Galloupe

of Beverly.

P. R, 20.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Angeline A.

Foster of Lynn.

P. R. 21.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Peter Clark of

Beverly.

P. R. 22.-Bible record of the Smith family among Perly Derby

manuscripts in possession of the Essex Institute.

P. R. 23.-Account book now in possession of Willis H. Ropes of

Salem.

P. R. 24.-Bible record now in possession of M. V. B. Perley of

Salem.

P. R. 25.-Bible record now in possession of Henry P. Sutton.

P. R. 26.-Bible record now in possession of M. V. B, Perley of

Salem.

P. s. 27.-Bible record now in possession of Charles Kennison of

Beverly.

P. R. 28.-Bible record now in possession of the Home for Aged

Women, Peabody.

P. R. 29.-Bible record in possession of William S. Appleton.

P. R. 30.-Memorandum book of Dr. Benjamin Jones of Beverly

in possession of Hon. Horatio G. Herrick of Lawrence.

P. R. 31.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George Russell

of Danvers.

P. R. 32.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mary O. Smith

of Danvers.

P. R. 33.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Sarah E. Perry

of Danvers.

P. R. 34.-Deaths from the Boston News Letter.

P. R. 35.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Rebecca Man-

ning of Salem.

P. R. 36.-Record of digging William Sherwin's grare in settle-

ment of his estate in Essex Co. Probate Records.

P. B. 37.-Diary of Nathaniel Scott now in possession of John W.

Nourse.

P. R. 38.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Willis Augur.

P. s. 39.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Thomas Condon.

P. R. 40.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Fred Fall.

P. a. 41.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lucy R. Parley.

P. R. 42.-Bible record now in possession of Alonzo B. Fellows.

P. R. 43.-Bible record now in possession of the Misses Jewett,

Market St.

P. R. 44.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Gardner A.

Brown.

P. R. 45.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Albert S. Brown.

P. R. 46.-Bible tecord now in possession of the Misses Baker,

South Main St.

P. R. 47.-Bible record now in possession of E. Newton Brown.

P. R. 48.-Record now in possession of Francis A. Hubbard.

P. R. 49.-Bible rscord now in possession of Mrs. John Heard.

P. R. 50.-Bible record new in possession of Miss Ruth Hovey.

P. R. 51.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Eliza Ann Wal-

ton.

P. R. 52.- Bible rscord now in possession of the Misses Jewett,

Market St.

P. R. 53.-Bible record now in possession of George H. Lord.

P. R. 54.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. S. E. Lakeman.

P. R. 55.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Francis Wade.

P. R. 56.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Lucy S. Lord.

P. R. 57.-Bible record now in possession of Smith Hayes.

P. R. 58.-Bible record now in possession of Charles H. Noyes.

P. R. 59.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Richard Glazier.

P. R. 60.-Bible record now in possession of George R. Farley.

P. R. 61.-Bible record now in possession of Augustine Staniford.

P. R. 62.-Bible record now in possession of John M. Dunnels.

P. R. 63.-Bible record now in possession of William A. Spiller.

P. R. 64.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. E. K. Brown.

P. R. 65.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John S. Glover.

P. R. 66.-Copy of Bible record now in possession of Hon. John

J. Currier of Newburyport.

P. B. 67.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Moses Harris.

P. B. 68.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Amos Scotton.

P. R. 69.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John H. Blake,

P. R. 70.-Bible record now in possession of Eben Bailey,

P. R. 71.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Charles Carter.

P. R. 72.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Saunders.

P. R. 73.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Roxanna C.

Cowles.

P. B. 74.-Bible record now in possession of Edward W. Choate.

P. R. 75.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lizzie Baker,

P. K. 76.-Bible record now in possession of Eunice H. Stanwood.

P. R. 11.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Perkins Smith.

P. R. 78.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Anna W. Ross.

P. B. 79.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Frank Kyes.

P. R. So.-Bible record now in possession of Dr. Frank Kyes.

P. R. 81.-Bible record now in possession of George A. Lord,

P. R. 82.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Abby Newman.

P. R. 83.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Lucy Ann Lord.

P. R. 84.-Bible record now in possession of Nathaniel T. Lowe.

P. R. 85.-Bible record now in possession of Daniel Appleton.

P. R. 86.-Bible record now in possession of Henry Sutton.

P. B. 87.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Willett.

P. R. 88.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Kate Titcomb-

P. R. 89.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Anna W. Ross.

P. R. 90.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Lizette S. Ross.

P. R. 91.-Bible record now in possession of Luther Wait,

P. R. 92.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Sarah E. Harris,

P. R. 93.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Howard Dodge.

P. R. 94.-Bible record now in possession of Miss S. E. Lakeman.

P. R. 95.-Bible record now in possession of Miss S. E. Lakeman.

P. R. 96.-Bible record now in possession of Miss S. E. Lakeman.

P. R. 97.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Emily Patch.

P. K. 98.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lizzie Baker.

P. R. 99.-Bible record now in possession of Charles H. Noyes.

P. R. 100.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Francis H.

Wade.

P. R. 101.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Emma Wait.

P. x. 102.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Etta Russell.

P. R. 103.—Bible reeord now in possession of Charles F. Ruth-

erford.

P. R. 104.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Nellie F.

Wade.

P. R. 105.—Bible rec-.ord now in possession of Thomas R. Lord.

P. R. 106.—Bible record of Abigail Staniford.

P. s. 107.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Andrew Lowe.

P. R. 108.—Bible record now in possession of Edward Choate.

P. R. 109.—Bible record now in possession of the Ipswich

Historical Society.

P. R. no.—Bible record now in possession of Henry Brown.

P. R. in.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George W.

Baker.

P. R. 110. —Bible record now in possession of Henry Brown.

P. R. 111. —Bible record now in possession oi: Mrs. George W. Baker.

P. R. 112. —Bible record now in possession of Mis. James W. Bond.

P. R. 113. —Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Joseph Willcomb.

P. R. 114. —Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Edwin H. Damon.

P. R. 115. —Family record now in possession of Clarence Newman of Westminster.

P. R. 116. —Copy of Bible record now in possession of Philip E. Clarke.    

P. R. 117. —Bible record now in possession of Miss R. Sophia Nourse.

P. R. 118. —Deaths from a diary kept by Rev. David T. Kimball.

P. R. 119.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Charles Mills of Rockport.

P. R. 120.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Lena B. Pool of Lynn.

P. R. 121.—Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Henry Smith  of Rockport.

P. R. 122.—Bible record now  in possession of  Mrs. Scott Stevens of Rockport.

P. R. 123.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Ada H. Whitneyrec.— recorded.

s.— son.

sr.— senior.

unm.— unmarried.

w.— wife; week.

wid.— widow.

widr. — widower.

7 br.—September.

8 br.—October.

9 dr.—November.

x br.—December.

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