Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.
Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B., Member of the New England Historic Genealogical
Boston, Mass., 1910.
Number of Births printed ........... 3,330
X 2 = 2,284 names
F. H. Gilson Company
May 30, 1679, an exchange of land made between the plantation of Natick and
Sherborn was ratified by the General Court.
June 28, 1745, in the Provincial Laws, Vol. Ill, Page 234, the plantation
of Natick is spoken of as belonging to no particular town.
February 23, 1762, the parish of Natick was established as the district of
February 19, 1781, the district of Natick was made the town of Natick, confirmatory
to the general act of August 23, 1775.
June 22, 1797, the bounds between Natick and Needham were established and
part of each town was annexed to the other..
February 7, 1820, part of Sherborn was annexed to Natick.
April 22, 1822, part of Natick was annexed to Framingham.
Population by Census : 1765 (Prov.), 474;
1776 (Prov.), 535; 1790 (U.S.), 615;
1800 (U.S.), 694; 1810 (U.S.), 766;
1820 (U.S.), 849; 1830 (U.S.), 890;
1840 (U.S.), 1285; 1850 (U.S.), 2744;
1855 (State),4138; 1860 (U.S.), 5515;
1865 (State),5208; 1870 (U.S.), 6404;
1875 (State),7419; 1880 (U.S.), 8479;
1885 (State),8460; 1890 (U.S.), 9118;
1895 (State),8814; 1900 (U.S.), 9488;
1905 (State), 9609.
1. When places other than Natick of Massachusetts are named in the original records,
they are given in the printed copy.
2. In all records the original spelling is followed.
3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the
same family of individual may be found under different spellings.
4. Marriages are printed under the names of both parties. When 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.
a. - age
ab. - about
b. - born
bp. - baptized
bur. - buried
ch. - child
co. - county
C.R. - church record
d. - died: daughter: day
Dea. - deacon
dec. - deceased
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R.1. - grave record, Dell Park Cemetery
G.R.2. - grave record, Boden Street Cemetery
G.R.3. - grave record, South Natick Cemetery, Eliot Square
G.R.4. - grave record, South Natick, Glenwood Cemetery
G.R.5 - grave record, North Natick Cemetery
G.R.6 - grave record, Roman Catholic Cemetery
h. - husband
hrs. - hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - male: month
md. - married
M.R. - Middlesex Court records
Prob. - probably
S. - son
Sr. - senior
T.C. - from Town Copy
umn. - unmarried
w. - wife
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year
2d. - second
3d. - third