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VITAL RECORDS OF LOWELL MASSACHUSETTS TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1849

 

PUBLISHED BY

THE ESSEX INSTITUTE

SALEM, MASS.

1930

 

Newcomb & Gauss Co

Printers

Salem, Mass.

 

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 cemetery inscrip-

tions, and in the private records found in genealogical notes

compiled by the town clerk, and inserted in the town books.

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 matter appear in brackets.

Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record;

also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman, and

to show variations in the spelling of a name in the same entry.

When places other than Lowell 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. When both the marriage and

intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record

is printed; and when a marriage appears without the inten-

tion being recorded, it is designated by an asterisk. In all

records the original spelling of names is followed, and the

various forms of family names have been placed in one alpha-

betical arrangement.

 

LOWELL

Mar. 1, 1826, part of Chelmsford . Mar. 29, 1834, part

of Tewksbury annexed. Apr. 1, 1836, Lowell incorporated

as a city. Apr. 11, 1836, act of incorporation accepted by

the town. Feb. 28, 1851, part of Dracut annexed. May 18,

1874, parts of Chelmsford and Dracut annexed. June 5,

1874, part of Tewksbury annexed. June 23, 1874, act of

May 18, 1874, accepted by Lowell . Aug. 1, 1874, the act

took effect. Apr. 1, 1879, part of Dracut annexed. May

17, 1888, part of Tewksbury annexed. Apr. 30, 1906, part

of Tewksbury annexed.

 

The population of Lowell at different periods was as

follows:

1830, 6,474 1870, 40,928 1895, 84,367

1840, 20,796 1875, 49,688 1900, 94,969

1850, 33,383 1880, 59,475 1910, 106,294

1860, 36,827 1890, 77,696 1920, 112,759

 

ABBREVIATIONS

a.—age.

abt.—about.

b.—born.

bef.—before.

bet.—between.

bp.—baptized.

bur.—buried.

Capt.—Captain.

C. R. 1.— church record, St. Anne's Episcopal Church.

C. R. 2.— church record, St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

C. R. 3.— church record, St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

C. R. 4.— church record, First Congregational Church.

C. R. 5.— church record, St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church.

C. R. 6.- church record, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

certif.—certificate.

ch.—child.

chn.—children.

Co.—county.

d.—daughter; day; died.

Dea.—deacon.

dec.—deceased.

dup.—duplicate entry.

Ens.—ensign.

grandd.—granddaughter.

grands.—grandson.

G. R. 1.—gravestone record, English Cemetery .

G. R. 2.—gravestone record, St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery .

G. R. 3.—gravestone record, School Street Cemetery .

G. R. 4.—gravestone record, Edson Cemetery .

G. R. 5.—gravestone record, Lowell Cemetery .

h.—husband; hour.

inf.—infant.

int.—intention of marriage.

jr.—junior.

Lt.—lieutenant.

L.—Lowell .

m.—male; married; month.

p. R. 1.—Genealogical Record compiled by Town Clerk and inserted in Town Record Book.

rec.—recorded.

rem.—removed.

ret.—returned.

s.—son.

sr.—senior.

unm.—unmarried.

w.—week; wife.

wid.—widow.

widr.—widower.

y.—year.

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