Vital Records of Rutland, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850
Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund. 1905.
F. H. Gilson Company
THE list of Rutland Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes
all that were found in the Town Books covering the period from the earliest date
there recorded to the end of the year 1849. Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths from
the records of the First Church, and Deaths from the gravestone inscriptions in
the old Burial Ground have been added to make the record as complete as possible,
and these sources are indicated in each instance by proper reference.
All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibility,
accuracy, and completeness of information. Differences in duplicates, and explanatory
or other matter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear in brackets.
Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties,
but the full information concerning each person is given only under his or her name.
An asterisk after a marriage indicates that the intention was not found recorded,
and in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither party belonged
in Rutland, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere.
The double date is used in the months of January, February and March prior
to 1752 only when it so appears in the original, and instances of the modern form
after 1725 are not uncommon.
When places other than Rutland and Massachusetts are named in the original
records, they are given in the printed copy.
a. - age
alt. - about
b. - born
ch. - child
chn. - children
Co. - county
C.R. - church record
d. - daughter ; day ; died
Dea. - deacon
D.R. - death record
dup. - duplicate entry
f. - female
G.S. - gravestone record
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marria.ge
Jr. - junior
m. - male; married; month
N.S. - New Style
O.S. - Old Style
P.R. - private record [of the Rev. Josiah Clark]
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. - wife
wid. - widow
y. - year
2d. - second
The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.
ESTABLISHED February 23, 1713, from common lands called " Naquag." Rutland granted
the privileges that other towns enjoy, June 18, 1722. Part established as the Rutland
District, April 12, 1753. Part established as Princeton, October 20, 1759. Part
established as the District of Oakham, June 7, 1762. A part was included in the
new town of Paxton, February 12, 1765. Part established as Hubbardston, June 13,
1767. Part adjudged to belong to Paxton, June 14, 1772. Boundary line between Rutland
and Paxton established February 20, 1829.
Population at different periods : 1765, 1,090; 1776,
1,006; 1790, 1,072; 1800, 1,202; 1810, 1,231; 1820,
1,262; 1830, 1,276 ; 1840, 1,260 ; 1850, 1,223. Pop-
ulation in 1900, 1,334.
Number of Births printed ............3,628
= 2,944 names