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Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts to the Year 1850



Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund.


Boston, Mass., 1904.THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the NEW-ENGLAND  HISTORIC  GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 6 November, 1901, as follows:Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record  Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose.Committee on Publications.C. B. TillinghastFrancis Everett BlakeCharles Knowles BoltonDon Gleason HillEdmund Dana BarbourEditor, Henry Ernest WoodsStanhope PressF. H. Gilson CompanyBoston, U.S.A.THE TOWN OF WALTHAM, Middlesex County, was incorporated January 4, 1738, from a part of Watertown.April 16, 1849, a Part of Newton was annexed to Waltham.The  town of Waltham was incorporated as a city in 1884.Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.),   663;1776  (Prov.),    870;   1790 (U.S.), 882;1800  (U.S.),     903;   1810 (U.S.),1014;1820  (U.S.),    1677;  1830 (U.S.), 1857;1840  (U.S.),    2504;  1850 (U.S.), 4464;1855  (State),   6049;  1860 (U.S.), 6397;1865  (State),   6896;  1870 (U.S.), 9065;1875  (State),   9967;  1880  (U.S.),11,712;1885  (State), 14,609; 1890 (U.S.),  18,707;1895  (State), 20,876; 1900 (U.S.),  23,481.EXPLANATIONS.1. WHEN  places other than Waltham and  Massachusetts are named  in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.2. In all records the original spelling is followed.3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names  of both parties, but the full information concerning each 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 marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.5. Additional information which does not  appear  in  the original 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 of parents, in late marriage records.ABBREVIATIONS.a. - ageabt. - aboutb. - bornch. - childchn. - childrenCo. - countyd. - daughter; died; dayDea. -  deacondup. - duplicate entryG.R.-gravestone  record, Grove Hill Cemeteryh. - husbandinf. - infantint. - publishment of intention of marriageJr. - juniorm. -  married; monthM.R. - Middlesex County record (East Cambridge)prob. - probablyrec. - recordeds. - sonSir. - seniorw. - wife; weekwid. - widowwidr. -widowery.-year1st. - first2d. - second3d. - third

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