Of Roxbury, Massachusetts To The End Of The Year 1849
Volume I – Births.
Volume II – Marriages and Deaths.
The Essex Institute
Newcomb & Gauss Co.
The following records
of births, marriages and deaths in-
all entries to be found in the books of record kept by
town clerks; in the church records ; in the cemetery inscrip-
tions; and in private records. These records are printed in
form in which every essential particular has been
All duplication of the town clerks' record has
eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory
appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they
in the original record; also to indicate the maiden
of a wife.
When places other than Roxbury and Massachusetts
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 spel-
ling of names is followed and in the alphabetical
the various forms should be examined, as items
about the same
family may be found under different spellings.
The Town of Roxbury was first mentioned in the list
plantations on Sept. 28, 1630. Mar. 4, 1633, bounds between
Roxbury and Boston established. Apr. 7, 1635, bounds
tween Roxbury and Newe Towne established.
May 25, 1636,
May 2, 1638, certain lands granted to Roxbury. May 16,
1638, bounds between Roxbury and Dedham established.
7, 1641, the bounds between Boston and Roxbury at Muddy
River were established. Mar. 16, 1660, certain lands granted
Roxbury. May 12, 1675, bounds between Roxbury and
Dedham established. Mar. 16, 1836, bounds between Boston
Roxbury were established. Apr. 19, 1837, bounds between
Boston and Roxbury were established. Apr. 23, 1838,
Newton was annexed to Roxbury. Feb. 24, 1844, part
Roxbury annexed to Brookline. Town of Roxbury incor-
porated as a city, Mar. 12, 1846. May 3, 1850, bounds be-
tween Roxbury and Boston established. May 24, 1851, part
Roxbury established as West Roxbury. Apr. 3, 1860, part
Roxbury annexed to Boston, which Act was accepted by
Roxbury Apr. 16, 1860, and by Boston
May 8, 1860. June 1,
1867, the City of Roxbury was annexed to Boston. Sept. 9,
1867, the Act was accepted by Boston and Roxbury. Jan. 5,
1868, the Act of June 1, 1867, took effect.
The population of Roxbury at different periods has
C. R. 1.—church record, First Religious Society (Unitarian).
C. R. 2.—church record, First Congregational Parish
of West Roxbury (Unitarian).
C. R. 3.—church record, First Congregational Society
of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian).
C. R. 4.—church record, Dudley St. Baptist Church.
C. R. 5.—church record, St. James Episcopal Church.
C. R. 6.—church record, Eliot Congregational Church.
C. R. 7.—church record, South Congregational Church,
CT. R.—court records, Suffolk Co. Quarterly Court.
d.—daughter; day; died.
G. R. 1.—gravestone record, Eliot Cemetery.
G. R. 2.—gravestone record, Westerly Cemetery.
G. R. 3.—gravestone record, Walter St.(West Roxbury) Cemetery.
G. R. 4.—gravestone record, Jamaica Plain Cemetery.
G. R. 5.—gravestone record, Warren Cemetery.
int.—intention of marriage.
m.—male; married; month.
T. C.—Town copy.