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Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachuesetts to the Year 1850

 


 

Published by the Topsfield Historical Society
Topsfield, Mass.
1915

Newcomb & Gauss
Printer
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 returns made  to  the Salem  Quarterly Court; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found  in family Bibles, etc. 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 married woman.
   When   places other than Salisbury 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. Double-dating is used in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in  the original, and also, whenever from the sequence of entry in the original, the date may be easily determined. 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 Salisbury and Amesbury have been so  closely connected, both socially and geographically, it will be desirable to examine the records of both towns when making researches. The town records from 1690 to 1743 are entered in the old Norfolk County Court book, formerly kept at Salisbury, but now at the Clerk of Courts office, Salem, and are here designated as records from the Norfolk County Court book.

SALISBURY
  The  town of Salisbury was established Oct. 7, 1640, from common  land called Colechester.
   June 2, 1641, bounds between "Salsberry &  Pantucket, ali: Haverell"  were established.
   Oct. 19, 1654, bounds between Salisbury and Haverhill were established.
   May  27, 1668, part of Salisbury was set off as the town of Amesbury.
   March  15, 1844, part of Salisbury was annexed to Amesbury.
   June 16, 1886, part of Salisbury was annexed to Amesbury.
  
 The  population of Salisbury at different periods was as follows :
    1765, 1,329.      1810, 2,047.      1850, 3,100.
    1776, 1,666.      1820, 2,006.      1890, 1,316.
    1790, 1,780.      1830, 2,519.      1900, 1,558
    1800, 1,855.      1840, 2,739.      1910, 1,658.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a. -age.
abt. -about.
b. -born.
bef. -before.
bet. -between.
bp. -baptized.
bur. -buried.
C. R. 1. -church record, East Parish Church.
C. R. 2. -church record, Rocky Hill (West Parish) Church, Amesbury..
C. R. 3. -church record, Methodist Church (East Parish).
C. R. 4. -church record, Baptist Church, Amesbury.
C. R. 5. -church record, Union Congregational Church, Amesbury.
C. R. 6. -church record, Christian Connection Church, Amesbury.
C. R. 7. -church record, Amesbury and Hampton Monthly Meeting of Friends.
ch. -child.
chn. -children.
Co. -county.
CT. F. -court files, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.
CT. R. -court records, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.
d. -daughter; day; died.
Dea. -deacon.
Dist. -district.
dup. -duplicate entry.
G. R. 1. -gravestone record, Old Corner Burying Ground.
G. R. 2. -gravestone record, Salisbury Plains Burying Ground, Amesbury.
G. R. 3. -gravestone record, Salisbury  Point Burying Ground, Amesbury.
G. R. 4.-gravestone record, True Burying Ground.
G. R, 5.-gravestone record, Maplewood Burying Ground.
G. R. 6.-gravestone record, Burying  Ground   near Arnesbury depot.
G. R. 7.-gravestone record, Long Hill Cemetery.
G. R. 8.-gravestone record, Mount Prospect  Cemetery, Amesbury.
G. R. 9.-gravestone record, private Durying ground on the old ferry road.
G. R. 10.-gravestone record, private burying ground on the P. A. True farm.
G. R. 11.-gravestone record, Old Burying Ground, South Hampton, N. H.
h.-husband;   hour.
inf.-infant.
int.-intention of marriage.
jr.-junior.
m.-male;   married; month.
N. CT. BK.-Records from the old Norfolk Co. Court book.
N. CT. R.-Old Norfolk Co. Court records.
P. R. 1.-Burial record now in possession of J. Wesley Patterson of Amesbury.
P. R. 2.-Bible record now in possession of Edward A. Brown of Amesbury.
P. R. 3.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Ellen M. Collins of Amesbury.
P. R. 4.-Bible record now in possession of George E. Collins of Amesbury.
P. R. 5.-Bible record now  in possession of George   Alien of Amesbury.
P. R. 6.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Anna F. Morrill of Amesbury.
P. R. 7.-Bible record now in possession of Walter W. Webb  of Nashota, Mich.
P. R. 8.-Bible record now in possession of Albert B. Felch.
P. R. 9.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lucy Congdon.
P. B. 10.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Louisa Greeley.
P. R. 11.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Susie Deal.
P. R. 12.-Bible record now in  possession of Miss Hannah  E. Lake.
P. R. 13.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Annie Tucker.
P. R. 14.-Bible record now in possession of Charles M. Pike.
P. R. 15.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Susie Deal.
P. R. 16.-Bible record now in possession of Joseph M. Currier.
P. R. 17.-Bible record now in possession of Wesley Pettingell.
P. R. 18.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Buswell.
P. R. 19.-Bible record now in possession of William H. French.
P. R. 20.-Bible record now in  possession of Charles C. Hoyt.
P. R. 21.-Bible record now in possession of George W. Dow.
P. R. 22.-Bible record now in possession of George C. Pike.
P. R. 23.-Bible record now in possession of Horace E. Carlisle.
P. R. 24.-Bible record now in possession of John B. Pike.
P. R. 25.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Ella Moody.
P. R. 26.-Bible record now in possession of William H. Evans.
P. R. 27.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mary C. Gerrish.
P. R. 28.-Bible record now in possession of Elias P. Dole.
P. R. 29.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary M. Gerrish.
P. R. 30.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Harriet Davis of Amesbury.
P. R. 31.-Family record now in possession of Miss Harriet Davis of Amesbury.
P. R. 32.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary F. Collins of Amesbury.
P. R. 33.-Bible record now in possession of Edward S. Worthen of Amesbury.
P. R. 34.-Sampler record now in possession of Mrs. Augustus N. Parry of Amesbury.
P. R. 35.-Bible record now in  possession of Cyrus -Rowell of Amesbury.
P. R. 36.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Orange  S. Gordon of Amesbury.
P. R. 37.-Bible records now in possession of Seth Clark, 5th, of Amesbury.
P. R. 38.-Bible records now in possession of Mrs. Alfred Bailey of Amesbury.
P. R. 39.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. James Williams of Amesbury.
P. R. 40.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Alfred Bailey of Amesbury.
P. R. 41.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Batchelder Stevens of Amesbury.
P. R. 42.-Bible record now in possession of Samuel  True  of Amesbury.
P. R. 43.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Edwin w. Osgood of Amesbury.
P. R. 44.-Family register now in possession of Mrs. Edwin W. Osgood of Amesbury.
P. R. 45.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George Osgood of Amesbury.
P. R. 46.-Bible record now in possession of Eben True of Amesbury.
P. R. 47.-Bible record now in possession of William D. True of Amesbury.
P. R. 48.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George Alien of Amesbury.
P. R. 49.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Harriet Morrill of Amesbury.
P. R. 50.-Bible record now in possession of Jonathan Eastman of Amesbury.
P. R. 51.-Bible record now in possession of Orlando S. Morse of Amesbury.
P. R. 52.-Record now   in possession of John M. Joy of Amesbury.
P. R. 53.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Martha B. Morrill of Amesbury.
P. R. 54.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Albert  K. Spofford of Amesbury.
P. R. 55.-Bible record now in possession of the Stearns Family of Amesbury.
P. R. 56.-Bible records now in possession of Frank M. Swett of Amesbury.
P. R. 57.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Henry Webster of Amesbury.
P. R. 58.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mary J. Flanders of Amesbury.
P. R. 59.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George Fernald of Amesbury.
P. R. 60.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mary J. Flanders of Amesbury.
P. R. 61.-Bible record now in possession of John F. Dennett of Amesbury.
P. R. 62.-Bible record now in possession of William H. Currier of Amesbury.
P. B. 63.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John True of Amesbury.
P. R. 64.-Record now  in possession of C. E. Hudson of Brooklyn, N. Y.
P. R. 65.-Abstracts of marriages recorded in the "Dalton Book," formerly at Exeter, N. H., and now in possession of the Secretary of State, Concord, N. H.
P. R. 66.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lydia A. Ring of Amesbury.
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.
7 br.-September.
8 br.-October.
9 br.-November.
10 br.-December.

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