American Ancestors New England Historic Genealogical Society - Founded 1845 N.E. Historic Genealogical Society Seal View Your Shopping Cart Join NEHGS

Vital Records of Sutton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850

Worcester, Massachusetts:
Published by Franklin P. Rice, the Fund.

Stanhope Press
F. H. Gilson Company
Boston, U.S.A.

Publisher's Note.
  THE  list of Sutton Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised inthis volume includes all that were found in the Town Books covering the period from the earliest date there recorded to the endof the year 1849. Some  additions have been made  from other  sources, and these 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 othermatter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear in brackets.
  Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under thenames  of both parties, but the full information concerning eachperson is given only under his or her name. An asterisk after amarriage indicates that the intention was not found recorded, and in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neitherparty belonged in Sutton, and  consequently publishment was  made  elsewhere.
The  double date is used in the months of January, Februaryand 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 Sutton and Massachusetts are named  in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.

a. — age
b. — born
ch. — child
chn. — children
Co. — county
C.R. — church record
d. — daughter; day; died
Dea. — deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
f. — female
G.S. — gravestone record. The different burial grounds are indicated by number on page 395
h. — husband
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. — junior
m. — male ; married; month
N.S. — New Style
O .S.—Old  Style
P.R. —private record
rec. — recorded
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w.—  wife
wid. — widow
widr. —widower
y. — year
2d. — second

The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.

ON October 28, 1714, a vote of the Representatives laying out the township of Sutton was confirmed, and certain lands were allowed to the Proprietors June 21, 1715.
A part was annexed to Westborough June 5,1728, and another portion was included in the new town of Upton, June 14, 1735.
The town of Ward (now Auburn) was granted a certain part of Sutton, when it was formed April 10, 1778; and other parts were annexed to Northbridge in 1780, 1801, and 1844.
Millbury was set off in 1813; and in 1842 a part of Sutton was annexed to Grafton.
Additions to the township were a gore of land in 1789, and a part of Northbridge in 1813.

Population at different periods: 1765, 2,138; 1776,2,644; 1790) 2,642; 1800, 2,513; 1810, 2,660; 1820,2,056; 1830, 2,186; 1840, 2,370; 1850, 2,595. Population in 1905, 3,173.

Number  of Births printed . . .  7,031
Marriages . . 2,980 = 5,960
Deaths   .....        2,440
15,431  total

New England Historic Genealogical Society
99 - 101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA

© 2010 - 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society