Vital Records of Walpole, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Published by the Historic Genealogical Society, at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record
Boston, Mass., 1902.
THIS publication is issued
under the authority of a votepassed
by the NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICALSOCIETY,
6 November, 1901, as follows :
Voted: That the sum
of $20,000, from the bequest of the lateRobert
Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be calledthe
Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishingthe
Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that theCouncil
be authorized and instructed to make such arrangementsas
may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer ishereby
instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized bytheCouncil
for this purpose.
Committee on Publications.
C. B. Tillinghast
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, Henry Ernest Woods
F. H. Gilson Company
THE TOWN OF WALPOLE, NorfolkCounty (formerly in Suffolk County, until1793),
was established December 10, 1724, from a partof Dedham.
June 10, 1778,
a part of Walpole was included inthe
new town of Foxborough.
February 28, 1804, a part of Sharon was annexedto
June 21, 1811,
a part of Sharon was annexed and apart of Dedham was re-
annexed to Walpole.
March 27, 1833,
a part of Foxborough was annexedto Walpole.
March 28, 1834, a part of Foxborough was annexedto Walpole.
Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 785; 1776
(Prov.), 967 ; 1790 (U. S.),
1005 ; 1800 (U. S.), 989;1810
1820 (U.S.) 1366; 1830 (U. S.),1442;
1840 (U. S.], 1491; 1850 (U. S.), 1829; 1855(State),1835;
1860 (U. S.), 2037; 1865 (State),2018; 1870 (U. S.), 2137; 1875 (State),
2290; 1880(U. S.), 2494; 1885
(State), 2443; 1890 (U. S.),2604;1895
(State), 2994; 1900 (U. S.), 3572.
1. WHEN places other than
Walpole and Massachusetts arenamed
in the original records, they are given in the printedcopy.
2. In all records the original
spelling is followed.
3. The various spellings of
a name should be examined, asitems
about the same family or individual might be found underdifferent
4. Marriages and intentions
of marriages are printed underthe
names of both parties, but the full information concerningeach
party is given only in the entry under his or her name.When
both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded,only
the marriage record is printed; and where a marriageappears
without the intention recorded, it is designated with anasterisk.
5. Additional information
which does not appear in theoriginal
text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference,or
difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed.Parentheses
are used only when they occur in the original text,or
to separate clauses found there — such as the birth-place ofparents,in
late marriage records.
a. — age
b. — born
ch. — child
chn. — children
Co. — county
d. — daughter; died; day
Dea. — deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
f. — female
h. — husband
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of intention
Jr. — junior
m. — married; male; month
prob. — probably
rec. — recorded
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife; week
wid. — widow
y. — year
2d. — second.