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Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

 


Published by the Essex Institute
Salem, Mass., 1905.

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 private 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 matter 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 Lynn 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. Double-dating is used in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the original 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 arrangement the various forms should be examined, as items about the same family may be found under different spellings. The vital records kept by the Salem Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends, which are now in the custody of the Lynn Meeting, include the entire district, and while these records have been separated and credited to their respective towns when specifically stated, this fact should be always considered.
    Several of the earlier Lewis families, whose names appear on the original records, and which were presumably written by Alonzo Lewis while town clerk, properly belong to Rumney Marsh, now Chelsea.

LYNN.
According to Rev. Samuel Danforth's almanac for 1647 the settlement at Lynii began as early as 1629. These settlers are supposed to have come from Salem, and their number was greatly augmented in 1630, at the time of the arrival of Winthrop and his company. Governor Dudley says that some of the passengers settled " upon the river of Saugus." The early name of this locality was Saugus, and its freemen were admitted as members of the General Court in 1630. It was not until Nov. 20, 1637, that the present name was mentioned in the Colonial records, when it was recorded " Saugust is called Lin." The name was given in compliment to Rev. Samuel Whiting, the first minister, who had formerly lived in Lynn, Norfolk County, England. On May 29,1644, part of the territory was included within the limits of the new town of Reading. On July 3, 1782, a part of Lynn was established as the district of Lynnfield, and on Feb. 17, 1815, another part as the town of Saugus. Lynn was incorporated as a city, Apr. 10, 1850.

 

 

The population of Lynn at different periods was as follows :
1765, 2198.       1800, 2837.      1840, 9367.
1776,2755.        1810,4087.       1850,14257.
1790,2291.        1820,4515.       1900,68513.
                            1830, 6138.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a.-age.
abt.-about.
b.-born.
bef.-before.
bet.-between.
bp.-baptized.
bur.-buried.
C. R. 1.-Records of the Salem Monthly Meeting, Society of Friends.
C. R. 2.-First Congregational Church records, Lynnfield.
C. R. 3.-Congregational-Universalist Church records, Saugus.
C. R. 4.-South Street Methodist Church records.
C. R. 5.-First Congregational Church records.
C. R. 6.-First Baptist Church records.
C. R. 7.-Unitarian Church records.
C. R. 8.-St. Stephen's (Episcopal) Church records.
ch.-child.
chn.-children.
Co.-county.
CF. F.-court files, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.
CT. R.-court record, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.
d.-daughter; day ; died.
Dea.-deacon.
dup.-duplicate entry.
G. R. 1.-gravestone record, Old or Western Cemetery.
G. R. 2.-gravestone record, Eastern Cemetery.
G. R. 3.-gravestone record, Friends' Cemetery.
G. R. 4.-gravestone record, Swampscott Cemetery.
G. R. 5.-gravestone record, Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant.
G. R. 6.-gravestone record, Old Lynnfield Centre Cemetery.
G. R. 7.-gravestone record, Old Burying Ground, Saugus Centre.
G. R. 8.-gravestone record, South Lynnfield Cemetery.
G. R. 9.-gravestone record, Pine Grove Cemetery.
G. R. 10.-gravestone record, New Light Cemetery, Broad St.
h. -husband ; hour.
inf.-infant.
int.-intention of marriage.
jr.-junior.
m.-male ; married ; month.
P. R. 1.-Interments in the Old or Western Cemetery.
P. R. 2.-Bible record now in possession of Ezra Johnson.
P. R. 3.-Coffin Papers. Essex Institute Manuscript Collections.
P. R. 4.-Vital records in Lewis' History of Lynn.
P. R. 5.-Zaccheus Collins' diary, now in possession of the Essex Institute.
P. R. 6.-Common-place book of Richard Prattnow in possession of Walter Hawkes.
P. R. 7.-Bible record now in possession of Samuel A. Parker of Saugus.
P. R. 8.-Bible record now in possession of Frank E. Parker of Saugus.
P. R. 9.-Bible record now in possession of Daniel F. Knowlton of Swampscott.
P. R. 10.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Enoch S.Johnson.
P. R. 11.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Ellen A. Collins of Swampscott.
P. P. 12.-Bible record now in possession of S. Oliver Breed.
P. R. 13.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Benjamin Gushing.
P. R. 14.-Bible record now in possession of JohnJ. Blaney of Swampscott.
P. R. 15.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Sarah P. Ingalls of Swampscott.
P. R. 16.-Record from sampler now in possession of Mrs. Mary E. Walter of Chicago.
P. R. 17.-Bible and other family record now in possession of Mrs. Charles O. Mudge.
P. R. 18.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Enoch S. Johnson.
P. R. 19.-Bible record now in possession of Elbridge H. Johnson.
P. R. 20.-Record from sampler now in possession of William E. Baker.
P. R. 21.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Annie Rideout of Swampscott.
P. R. 22.-Bible record now in possession of Walter W. Johnson.
P. R. 23.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Edward B. Churchill.
P. R. 24.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Judith H. Honors of Swampscott.
P. R. 25.-Bible and sampler records now in possession of Frank W. Palmer.
P. R. 26.-Bible record now in possession of Garland A. Chamberlain.
P. R. 27.-Bible record now in possession of Charles F. Penney.
P. R. 28.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Harriet E.Holder.
P. R. 29.-Bible record now in possession of Henry A. Pevear.
P. R. 30.-Bible records now in possession of George H. Martin.
P. R. 31.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. William S. Waite.
P. R. 32.-Bible record now in possession of Wilbur F. Newhall of Saugus.
P. R. 33.-Bible record now in possession of George H. Mansfield of New Boston, N. H.
P. R. 34.-Bible record now in possession of M. F. Delnow.
P. R. 35.-Bible record now in possession of Charles S. Viall.
P. R. 36.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Maria L.
Johnson.
P. R. 37.-Bible record now in possession of Charles H. Newhall.
P. R. 38.-Bible record now in possession of Thomas Rhodes of Saugus.
P. R. 39.-Bible record now in possession of Capt. C. P. Jayne of Quincy.
P. R. 40.-Bible record now in possession of Andrew Mansfield of Lynnfield.
P. R. 41.-Family record now in possession of Gustavus Frelinghuysen Nourse.
P. R. 42.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Elizabeth Ann Jackson.
P. R. 43.-Bible record now in possession of Richard Breed,
P. R. 44.-Record from family register now in possession of Alfred A. Arrington.
P. R. 45.-Bible records now in possession of Mrs. Lydia M. Lewis.
P. R. 46.-Record from sampler now in possession of Mrs. A. Jus. Johnson.
P. R. 47.-Bible record now in possession of Hon. Peter M. Neal.
P. R. 48.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. James H. Conner,
P. R. 49.-Bible records now in possession of Frederick A. Phillips.
P. R. 50.-Bible record now in possession of John Campbell Robinson of Boston.
P. R. 51.-Bible record now in possession of Dr. Benjamin Percival.
P. R. 52.-Bible record now in possession of Oliver R. Howe.
P R. 53.-Diary of Joseph Lye, now in possession of Henry F. Tapley.
P. R. 54.-Bible record now in possession of George L. Shorey.
P. R. 55.-Record from sampler now in possession of Miss Mary Anna Sweetser.
P. R. 56.-Bible record now in possession of Guilford S. Newhall.
P. R. 57.-Bible record now in possession of William C. Lamphier.
P. R. 58.-Bible record now in possession of Zephaniah H. Spinney.
P. R. 59.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lydia Ellis Galloupe.
P. R. 60.-Bible record recently in possession of the late J. E. F. Marsh of New Ipswich, N. H.
P. R. 61.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Sarah J. K. South worth.
P. R. 62.-Bible records now in possession of Mrs. B. F. Alley.
P. R. 63.-Bible record now in possession of George H. Chad we 11.'
P. R. 64.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. William Lyon.
P. R. 65.-Record from sampler now in possession of Mrs. John H. Wentworth.
P. R. 66.-Bible record now in possession of Joseph Blaney of Swampscott.
P. R. 67.-Bible record now in possession of Francis E. Lord.
P. R. 68.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George Rhodes.
P. R. 69.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Edward A. Alley.
P. R. 70.-Record from sampler now in possession of Philip W. Blood.
P. R. 71.-Family register now in possession of the Misses Breed, 52 Broad St.
P. R. 72.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. C. Nelson Orcutt.
P. R. 73.-Bible records now in possession of the Misses Breed, 52 Broad St.
P. R. 74.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Abigail B. Clifford.
P. R. 75.-Family records now in possession of Oliver R. Furbish.
P. R. 76.-Record from sampler now in possession of Isaiah Graves.
P. R. 77.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Martha F. Harney.
P. R. 78.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Joshua R. Johnson.
P. R. 79.-Bible record now in possession of T. Merritt Newhall.
P. R. So.-Bible record now in possession of Walter H. Breed.
P. R. 81.-Bible record now in possession of Charles H. Haddock.
P. R. 82.-Bible record now in possession of Samuel J. HolliR.
P. R. 83.-Bible records now in possession of MrR. Samuel J. HolliR.
P. R. 84.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Julia P. Hood.
P. R. 85.-Family record now in possession of MrR. Grace P. Leighton.
P. R. 86.-Family record now in possession of William N. Parrott.
P. R. 87.-Bible record now in possession of Charles W. Tewksbury.
P. R. 88.-Family record now in possession of MrR. Mary R. Whiton.
P. R. 89.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. B. W. Redfern of Swampscott.
P. R. 90.-Family record now in possession of MrR. James R. Hilton.
P. R. 91.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Martha IngallR.
P. R. 92.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Sarah R. Alley.
P. R. 93.-Bible record now in possession of heirs of John L. Alley.
P. R. 94.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Eugene Wood.
P. R. 95.-Family record kept by Benjamin Burchstead Johnson.
P. R. 96.-Bible record now in posssesion of Robert W. Vickary.
P. R. 97.-Family record now in possession of MrR. Leonard B. Usher.
P. R. 98.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Clara R. Spinney.
P. R. 99.-Bible record now in possession of Thomas P. NicholR.
P. R. 100.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Israel A. Newhall.
P. R. 101.-Record from sampler now in possession of MrR. J. Horton Bubier.
P. R. 102.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Amos F. Breed, 19 Union St.
P. R. 103.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. R. John BoycR.
P. R. 104.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Elizabeth D. PagR.
P. R. 105.-Bible and sampler record now in possession of the Lummus family, 31 Franklin St.
P. R. 106.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Caroline A. Hallowell.
P. R. 107.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Nathaniel Fellows,
P. R. 108.-Bible record now in possession of James Sliver Newhall.
P. R. 109.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Caroline Newhall.
P. B. 110.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Micajah N. Goodridge.
P. R. 111.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Lizzie Lee Bacheller.
P. R. 112.-Family record now in possession of Miss Abby M. Bowen.
P. R. 113.-Bible record now in possession of Joseph Wesley Breed.
P. R. 114.-Family record now in possession of Mrs. Clara M. Downing.
P.R. 115.-Family record now in possession of John C. Houghton.
P. s. 116.-Family record now in possession of heirs of Marshall S. Parrott.
P. R. 117.-Family record now in possession of William P. Sargent.
P. R. 118.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. William T. Gray.
P. R. 119.-Bible and other family record now in possession of Mrs. Helen P. Bubier.
P. R. 120.-Bible records now in possession of Melville Collins.
P. R. 121.-Bible and other family records now in possession of Misses Lydia A. and Sarah M. Currier.
P. R. 122.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Charles I. Jacobs.
P. R. 123.-Family record now in possession of heirs of Capt. Samuel Mudge.
P. R. 124.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Lydia A. Newhall.
P. R. 125,-Bible records now in possession of the heirs of John Norwood, 369 Summer St.
P. R. 126.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Joseph Nye.
P. R. 127.-Family register now in possession of Mrs.James Tarbox.
P. R. 128.-Family register now in possession of Fred S. Rankins.
P. R. 129.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Wesley Breed.
P. R. 130.-Family register now in possession of Miss Mary C. Burrill.
P. R. 131.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Alexander Ingalls Dight of Natick.
P. R. 132.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. William Frye.
P. R. 133.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lydia M. Hammond.
P. R. 134.-Bible record now in possession of Rufus Kimball.
P. R. 135.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Sarah Newhall.
P. R. 136.-Record from sampler now in possession of Misses Lucilla and Annie Phillips of Nahant.
P. R. 137.-Bible record now in possession of James H. Richards,
P. R. 138.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. George W. Wheeler.
P. R. 139.-Family record now in possession of MrR. Frank R. VVinshiP.
P. R. 140.-Bible record now in possession of John W. Berry.
P. R. 141.-Bible record now in possession of Israel Augustus Newhall.
P. a. 142.-Family register now in possession of Frederick A. Gordon.
P. R. 143.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Harriet E. Sanborn.
P. R. 144.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Emily A. Orcutt.
P. R. 145.-Family record now in possession of the Lakeman family, 185 Franklin St.
P. R. 146.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Clara D. Poole.
P. R. 147.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Nathan R. Skinner.
P. R. 148.-Bible record now in possession of Amos Rhodes,
P. R. 149.-Bible record now in possession of the heirs of Moses Kelly, 19 Bond St.
P. R. 150.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Samuel H. BarneR.
P. R. 151.-Bible record now in possession of the Misses Belle and Helen M. HolliR.
P. R. 152.-Bible record now in possession of Charles Orin LewiR.
P. R. 153.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. James L. Southworth.
P. R. 154.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Charles Welsh.
P. R. 155.-Bible record now in possession of Charles A. Ramsdell.
P. R. 156.- Bible record now in possession of Florimond R. Mower,
P. R. 157.-Bible record now in possession of the heirs of Joseph Anderson.
P. R. 158.-Record now in possession of MrR. Joseph P. Dearborn,
P. R. 159.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Sophronia A. Estes, widow of MarR.
P. R. 160.-Bible record now in possession of Herbert H. EsteR.
P. R. 161.-Bible record now in possession of MrR. Lizzie Adams
P. R. 162.-Record now in possession of Mrs. May R. Wright, widow of George C.
P. R. 163.-Bible record now in possession of Joseph M. Rowell.
P. R. 164.-Bible record now in possession of the heirs of Mrs.
Sophia S. LewiR. 34 Lexington St.
P. R. 16 6.-Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Charles R. Hathaway.
P. R. 167.-Record in possession of Mrs. William L. Searles.
P. R. 168.-Bible record now in possession of Joseph M. Rowell.
P. R. 169.- Bible record now in possession of Philip R. Newhall.
P. R. 170.- Bible record now in possession of George Webb Mudge.
P. R. 171.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Webster Brown.
P. R, 172.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. E. Mclntosh.
P. R. 173.-Bib!e record now in possession of Mrs. R. M. Moore.
P. R. 174.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Elmina R.
Tozzer.
P. R. 175.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Annie ChasR.
P. R. 176.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Francis D. Wilson.
P. R. 177.-Bible record now in possession of the heirs of George Webb MudgR.
P. R. 178.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. G. R. Smith.
P.B. 179.-Bible record now in possession of George Edward Hilton.
P. R. 180.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Nathaniel H. Lord.
P. R. 181.-Bible record now in possession of Aaron Newhall.
P. R. 182.-Family record now in possession of the heirs of William M. Newhall.
P. R. 183.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George H. ClapP.
P. R. 184.-Bible record now in posss ssion of George H. Newhall.
P. R. 185.-Sampler now in possession of Mrs. R. R. Bunting of Swampscott.
rec.-recorded.
s.-son.
y.-year.
sr.-senior.
T. c.-town copy. 
unm.-unmarried.
w.-wife; weeR.           
wid.-widow.
widr.-widower.
7 br.-September
8 br.-October
9 br.-November
10 br.-December

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