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Vital Records Of Lawrence, Massachusetts To The End Of The Year 1849

 

Published By

The Essex Institute

Salem, Mass.

1926

 

Newcomb & Gauss

Printers

Salem, Mass.

 

EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths in-

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

town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscrip-

tions; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc.

These records are printed in a condensed form in which every

essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the

town clerk's record has been eliminated, but differences in entry

and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses

are used when they occur in the original record; also to in-

dicate the maiden name of a married woman.

When places other than Lawrence and Massachusetts are

named in the original records, they are given in the printed

copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under

the names of both parties. In all records the original spell-

ing of names is followed, and in the alphabetical arrangement

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

family may be found under different spellings.

 

LAWRENCE

Parts of Andover and Methuen were incorporated as Law-

rence April 17, 1847. On March 21, 1853, Lawrence was in-

corporated as a city. On April 4, 1854 a part of Methuen was

annexed. On February 4, 1879, parts of Andover and North

Andover were annexed.

The population of Lawrence in 1847 was 3,577, and in 1850,

8,282.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

a—age.

abt.—about.

b.—born.

bef.—before.

bet.—between.

bp.—baptized.

bur.—buried.

C. R. 1.—Church record, Lawrence St. Congregational Church.

C. R. 2.—Church record, Grace Episcopal Church.

C. R. 3.—Church record, St. Mary's and Immaculate Conception, Roman Catholic Churches.

certif.—certificate.

ch.—child.

chn.—children.

co.—county.

d.—daughter; day; died.

Dea.—deacon.

dup.—duplicate entry.

G. R. 1.—gravestone record, Bellevue cemetery, with additional information found in the records of the Superintendant.

h.—husband; hour.

inf.—infant.

int.—intention of marriage.

jr.—junior

m.—male ; married ; month.

rec.—recorded.

rem.—removed.

ret.—returned.

s.—son.

sr.—senior.

unm.—unmarried.

w.—wife; week.

wid.—widow.

widr.—widower.

y.—year.

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