VITAL RECORDS OF TEWKSBURY MASSACHUSETTS TO THE
THE ESSEX INSTITUTE
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 cemetery inscriptions; in
the returns made to the Middlesex Co. Quarterly Court; 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 explana-
tory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they
occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of
When places other than Tewksbury 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.
The book of records covering the period from 1829 to 1844
was destroyed by fire.
The territory comprised within the limits of this town was
originally a part of Billerica, and was established Dec, 17, 1734
as the town of Tewksbury. It is supposed to have derived its
English name from Tewksbury in the County of Gloucester,
England. The Indian name was Wamesit, from the tribe of that
name whose camping ground was in this locality.
A part of Tewksbury was annexed to Lowell Mar. 29, 1834.
The population of Tewksbury at different periods was as
1765, 781. 1810, 943. 1850, 1,044.
1776, 821. 1820, 1,008. 1900, 3,683.
1790, 958. 1830, 1, 527. 1910, 3,750.
1800, 944. 1840, 906.
C. R.1.—Congregational Church records.
C. R. 2.—Baptist Church records.
CT. R.—court record, Middlesex Co. Quarterly Court.
d.—daughter; day; died.
G. R. 1.—gravestone record, Old Cemetery.
G. R. 2.—gravestone record, Tewksbury Cemetery.
G. R. 3.—gravestone record, South Tewksbury Cemetery.
G. R. 4.—gravestone record, Northwest Cemetery.
int.—intention of marriage.
m.—male; married; month.
P. R. 1.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Clark of
P. R. 2.—Note book record now in possession of Miss Mary Clark
P. R. 3.—Framed record now in possession of Mrs. Zephaniah P.
P. R. 4.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Ada Bridges.
P. R. 5.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Esther Marshall.
P. R. 6.—Record now in possession of Miss Ada Bridges.
P. R. 7.—Bible record now in possession of Henry Learnard.
P. R. 8.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Paul Smith.
P. R. 9.—Bible records now in possession of Miss Mary F.
P. R. 10.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Harriette Rea.
P. R. 11.—Bible record now in possession of Albert Trull.
P. R. 12.—Bible record now in possession of George Pilsbury.
P. R. 13.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Lizzie Rogers.
P. R. 14.—Bible record now in possession of Frederick Bailey of
P. R. 15.—Record now in possession of Miss Alice Marshall.
P. R. 16.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Alonzo Mar-
P. R. 17.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Esther Mar-
P. R. 18.—Record now in possession of Mrs. Lucy A. Clewley of
P. R. 19.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Letitia Clark