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Vital Records of Kingston, 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, November 6, 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
Charles Knowles Bolton
Henry Edwards Scott

Editor, F. Apthorp Foster
                      
Stanhope Press
F. H. Gilson Company
Boston, U.S.A.
                        
  THE TOWN OF KINGSTON, Plymouth County, was established June 16, 1726, from a part of Plymouth.
  April 14, 1857, part of Duxbury was annexed.


    Population by Census: 1765  (Prov.), 759;
     1776 (Prov.),  980;  1790  (U.S.), 1004;
     1800 (U.S.),  1037;  1810  (U.S.), 1137;
     1820 (U.S.),  1313;  1830  (U.S.), 1321;
     1840 (U.S.),  1440;  1850  (U.S.), 1591;
     1855 (State), 1571;  1860  (U.S.), 1655;
     1865 (State), 1626;  1870  (U.S.), 1604;
     1875 (State), 1569;  1880  (U.S.), 1524;
     1885 (State), 1570;  1890  (U.S.), 1659;
     1895 (State), 1746;  1900  (U.S.), 1955;
     1905 (State), 2205;  1910  (U.S.), 2445.

                        
EXPLANATIONS.
  1. WHEN   places other than  Kingston  and  Massachusetts are named  in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
   2. In all items from town  records the original spelling is followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing in the records or to harmonize conflicting names or dates.
   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
bp. - baptized
bur. - buried
C.R.1. - church record, First Church of Kingston, Unitarian, containing also a full list of the widely-scattered funerals attended by the pastor, the Rev. Courtland Yardley De Normandie
C.R.2.- church record, Second Congregational Church  of Kingston
ch. - child
chn. - children
Co. - county
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. - deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R.1. - gravestone record, Old Burying Ground back of the First Church
G.R.2. - gravestone record, Evergreen 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 Foster family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Mary Drew of Kingston
P.R.2. - private record, from the Bartlett family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mercer Ford of Kingston
P.R.3. - private record, from the Ripley family record, now in the possession of Miss Mary Drew of Kingston
P.R.4. - private record, from the Burgess family Bible, now in the possession of Betsey Burgess of Kingston
P.R.5. - private record, from the McLauthlen family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs.  P. W.  McLauthlin  of Kingston
P.R.6. - private record, from the Capt. Otis Baker family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Henry S. Everson of Kingston
P.R.7. - private record, from Lucas family Bible, now in the possession of Mr. Henry Everson of Kingston
P.R.8. -private  record, from James Cole family Bible, now in the possession of  Charles Cole of Rocky Nook, Kingston
P.R.9. - private record, from the Richardson family Bible, now in the  possession of Mrs.  Susanna  Bartlett of Kingston
P.R.10. - private record, from the Cushman family Bible, now in the possession of George Cushman of Kingston
P.R.11. - private record, from the Martin Brewster Bible, now in the  possession of Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens  of Kingston
P.R.12. - private record, from the Stetson family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Emma Stetson of Kingston
p.R.13. -private  record, from the Joseph  Holmes   family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Henry Jones  of Kingston
P.R.14. - private record, from the Francis Adams  family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Harvey Soule of Kingston
P.R.15. - private record, from the Elizabeth Hawley Adams Bible, now in the possession of Miss Harriet Adams of Kingston
P.R.16. - private record, from the Ezra Fuller family Bible, now in the possession of Truman H. Fuller of Kingston
P.R.17. -private  record, from the Lysander Bartlett Bible, now in the possession of Mrs.  Truman  H.  Fuller of Kingston
P.R.18. - private record, from the Daniel Cushman Jr. Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary Trow of Kingston
P.R.19. - private record, from the Willis family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Harriet Adams of Kingston
P.R.20. -private record, from a mourning piece, now in the possession of Miss Harriett Adams of Kingston
P.R.21. - private record, from the Jonah Willis Bible, now in the possession  of Mrs. Angelina  W.  Packard  of Kingston
P.R.22. - private record, from the Prince and Drew family Bible, now  in the possession of Mrs. McChesney   of  Kingston
P.R.23. -  private record, Census of Kingston  families for 1796 by Rev. Z. Willis, now in the possession of Edward T. Barker of Boston
P.R.24. - private record, from the Joseph Holmes family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Rebecca Holmes of Kingston
P.R.25. - private record, from the Harvey Hunt family Bible, now  in the possession of Miss Sylvia Hunt of Kingston
P.R.26. - private record, from the family Bible of Benjamin Howland  of Dennisport, now in the possession of Miss Lizzie Baker of Kingston
P.R.27. - private record, from a copy of the Martin Parris Notarial record, now  in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston
P.R.28. - private record, from the Brooks family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Caroline M. Burgess of Boston, Allston District
prob. - probably
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. - senior
iu. - wife; week
toid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year

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