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Vital Records of Newburyport, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Published by the Essex Institute
Salem, Mass., 1911

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 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 Newburyport 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 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.
  As Newbury and Newburyport have been so closely identified, both socially and geographically, and the boundary lines so obscure, it will be desirable to examine the records of both towns when making researches

The population of Newburyport at different periods has been
as follows:
1765,  2882.     1810.   7634.   1850,  9572.
1776,   3681.    1820.    6852.    1895,      14552.
1790,   4837.   1830,  6375.   1900,      14478.
1800,   5946.   1840,   7161.   1905,      14675.

NEWBURYPORT.
  The territory comprised within the limits of this town was originally a part of the town of Newbury, and was incorporated as Newburyport on Jan. 28, 1764. On Apr. 17, 1851, a part of Newbury was annexed to Newburyport. The town was incorporated as a city on May 24, 1851.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a.-age.
abt.-about.
b.-born.
bef.-before.
bet.-between.
bp.-baptized.
bur.-buried.
C. R. 1. - church record, First Religious Society (Unitarian).
C. R. 2.-church record, St. Paul's Church (Episcopal).
C. R. 3.-church record, First Presbyterian Church, Old South.
C. R. 4.-church record, North Church, now  merged in Central Congregational Church.
C. R. 5.-church record,  Second Presbyterian Church,  Harris Street.
C. R. 6.-church record, Washington Street Methodist Church.
ch.-child.
chn.-children.
Co.-county.
d.-daughter; day; died.
Dea.-Deacon.
dup.-duplicate entry.
G. R. 1.-gravestone record, Old Burying Hill.
G. R. 2.-gravestone record, Belleville Cemetery.
G. R. 3.-gravestone record, St. Paul's Churchyard.
G. R. 4.-gravestone record, Highland Cemetery.
G. R. 5.-gravestone record, Sawyer's Hill Cemetery.
G. R. 6.-gravestone record, Oak Hill Cemetery.
h.-husband ; hour.
inf.-infant.
int.-intention of marriage.
jr.-junior.
m.-male ; married ; month.
P. R. 1.- Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Annie Field.
P. R. 2.-Bible record now in possession of  Miss Mary   Russell Curzon.
P. R. 3.-Bible record now in possession of Miss  Katherine C. Boynton of West Newbury.
P. R. 4.-Bible  record  now  in  possession of Mrs. Ellen C. Marden.
P. R. 5.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Eliza  J. Bachelder.
P. R. 6.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John M. Bailey.
P. R. 7.-Family register now in possession of Leonard Smith of Haverhill.
P. R. 8.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Catherine D. Pearson.
P. R. 9.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John W. Dodge,
P. R. 10.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John W. Dodge.
P. R. 11.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Abbie L. Bray.
P. R. 12.-Bible record now in possession of Charles F. Smith.
P. R. 13.-Bible record now in possession of Charles A. Currier.
P. R. 14.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Sarah Stickney.
P. R. 15.-Bible record now in possession of Nathaniel Good win.
P. R. 16.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mary Perkins.
P. R. 17.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George Roaf.
P. R. 18.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Ruth Woodwell.
P. R. 19.-Bible record now in possession of Joseph Landford.
P. R. 20.-Bible record now in possession of William H. Merrill.
P. R. 21.-Bible record now in possession of Misses O. S. and S. C. Moody.
P. R. 22.-Bible record  now  in possession of Mrs.   Robert E. Cheney.
P. R. 23.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John Webster Dodge.
P. R. 24.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Henry Noyes.
P. R. 25.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Abbie Coffin.
P. R. 26.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. L. W. Grace.
P. R. 27.-Bible record now in possession of Caroline F. King.
P. R. 28.-Bible record now in possession of the heirs of Mrs. Susan E. P. Forbes of Byfield.
P. R. 29.-Bible   record now in   possession  of Mrs.  Mary   A. Greenleaf.
P. R. 30.-Bible  record now in possession of the heirs of Mrs. Susan E. P. Forbes of Byfield.
P. R. 31.-Bible   record  now in possession   of   Miss   Rebecca Perkins.
P. R. 32.-Bible record now in possession of Frank H. Plumer.
P. R. 33.-Bible record now in possession of Alice A. Plumer.
P. R. 34.-Bible  record now in   possession  of  Mrs.  Greenleaf Plummer.
P. R. 35.-Bible record  now in  possession of   Mrs.   Mary  V. Colby.
P. R. 36.-Bible  record   now in   possession of   Mrs.   Thomas Noyes.
P. R. 37.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George W. Haskell.
P. R. 38.-Bible records now in possession of  Mrs. Elizabeth Goodwin.
P. R. 39.-Bible   record  now    in     possession  of   Mrs.   Clara Stone Silloway.
P. R. 40.-Bible record now in possession of Daniel Ryan.
P. R. 41.-Bible record now in  possession of Mrs. Clara Stone Silloway.
P. R. 42.-Bible record now in possession of S. Abbie Sawyer.
P. R. 43.-Bible record  now   in   possession   of   Mrs.   William Mason.
P. R. 44.-Bible record now in possession of George Welles  of Quincy, Il.
P. R. 45.-Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Sarah A. Tenney.
P. R. 46.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Russell Curzon.
P. R. 47.-Bible record.now in possession of Mrs. Hannah Shute.
P. R. 48.-Bible   record    now  in possession of Mrs.  John  E. Bailey.
P. R. 49.-Bible record now in possession of Henry P. Toppan.
P. R. 50.-Bible record now in possession of William Little.
P. R. 51.-Bible   record  now   in  possession  of   Mrs.   William Good win.
P. R. 52.-Bible record now in possession  of   Miss Annie B. Titcomb.
P. R. 53.-Bible record now in possession of George Warner.
P. R. 54.-Bible record now in possession of Joseph T. Griffin.
P. R. 55.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Wood.
P. R. 56.-Family   record  now   in    possession  of  Miss   Edith Russell Wills.
P. R. 57.-Bible   record   now in possession   of Miss Jane   R. Wood.
P. R. 58.-Bible   record   now in   possession of   Mrs.  Joseph Woodwell.
P. R. 59.-Bible  record now in possession of  Alonzo P. Jaques.
rec.-recorded,
s.-son.
sr.-senior.
unm.-unmarried.
w.-wife; week.
wid.-widow.
widr.-widower.
y.-year

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