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Vital Records Of Roxbury, Massachusetts To The End Of The Year 1849

 

Volume I – Births.

Volume II – Marriages and Deaths.

 

Published By

The Essex Institute

Salem, Mass.

1925

 

Newcomb & Gauss Co.

Printers

Salem, Mass.

 

EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths in-

­clude 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 private records. 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 Roxbury 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 spel-

l­ing 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.

 

ROXBURY

The Town of Roxbury was first mentioned in the list of

plantations on Sept. 28, 1630. Mar. 4, 1633, bounds between

Roxbury and Boston established. Apr. 7, 1635, bounds be-

tween Roxbury and Newe Towne established. May 25, 1636,

and May 2, 1638, certain lands granted to Roxbury. May 16,

1638, bounds between Roxbury and Dedham established. Oct.

7, 1641, the bounds between Boston and Roxbury at Muddy

River were established. Mar. 16, 1660, certain lands granted

to Roxbury. May 12, 1675, bounds between Roxbury and

Dedham established. Mar. 16, 1836, bounds between Boston

and Roxbury were established. Apr. 19, 1837, bounds between

Boston and Roxbury were established. Apr. 23, 1838, part of

Newton was annexed to Roxbury. Feb. 24, 1844, part of

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

of Roxbury established as West Roxbury. Apr. 3, 1860, part

of 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 been

as follows:

1765.....1,487 1810.....3.669 1840......9,089

1790.....2,226 1820.....4,135 1850.....18,373

1800.....2,765 1830.....5,247 1860.....25,137

1870.....34,772

 

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, 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, West Roxbury.

certif.—certificate.

ch.—child.

chn.—children.

Co.—county.

CT. R.—court records, Suffolk Co. Quarterly Court.

d.—daughter; day; died.

Dea.—deacon.

dup.—duplicate entry.

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.

h.—husband;hour.

inf.—infant.

int.—intention of marriage.

jr.—junior.

m.—male; married; month.

rec.—recorded.

rem.—removed.

ret.—return.

s.—son.

sr.—senior.

T. C.—Town copy.

unm.—unmarried.

w.—wife; week.

wid.—widow.

widr.—widower.

y.—year.

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