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Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Worcester, Massachusetts: published by Franklin P Rice, Trustee of the Fund. 1911.

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

Publisher's Note.
 THE list of Leominster Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes all that were found in the Town Books covering the period from the earliest date there recorded to the end of the year 1849. Some additions have been made from other sources, and these are indicated in each instance by proper reference.
 All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibility, accuracy, and completeness of information. Differences in duplicates, and explanatory or other matter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear in brackets.
 Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties, but the full information concerning each person is given only under his or her name. An asterisk after a marriage indicates that the intention was not found recorded, and in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither party belonged in Leominster, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere.
 When places other than Leominster and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a. - age
b. - born
bap. - baptized
ch. - child
C.R. - church record
d. - daughter ; day ; died
Dea. - Deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
G.S. - gravestone, Leominster Cemetery
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - male; married ; month
P.R. - private record
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. - wife
wid. - widow
widr. - widower

The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.
         
LEOMINSTER, 
Worcester County. established June 23, 1740, from a part of Lancaster. Part of certain common lands called "No Town," annexed April 13, 1838.

Population at different periods: 1765, 743; 1776,
978; 1790, 1,189; 1800, 1,486; 1810,1,584; 1820,
1,790; 1830, 1,861; 1840, 2,069; 1850, 3,121.
 Population in 1905, 14,297.

Number of Births printed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,590
           Marriages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,620 = 3,240 names
           Deaths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,191
                                                                       11,021 total

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