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VITAL RECORDS OF WESTBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS To the year 1850.


WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS:
PUBLISHED BY FRANKLIN P. RICE.

Trustee of the Fund.
1903.

 

Publisher's Note.

 

The list of Westborough Births, Marriages and Deaths com-
prised in this volume includes all which were entered in the
Town Books during the period from the earliest date there found
to the end of the year 1849. Some additions and corrections
of names and dates have been made from the records of the
First Church, these being indicated in each instance by proper
reference.

 

All of the records are condensed in print as much as is con-
sistent with intelligibility, accuracy and completeness of infor-
mation. Differences in duplicates, and explanatory or other
matter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear hi brackets.

 

Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the
names of both parties, but the full information concerning each
person is given only under his or her name. An asterisk after
a marriage indicates that the intention was not found recorded.
and in most cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither
party belonged in Westborough, and consequently publishment
was made elsewhere.

 

When places other than Westborough and Massachusetts are
named in the original records they are given in the printed
copy.

 

ABBREVIATIONS.
a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
ch, - child
chn. - children
co. - county
C.R. - church record.
d. - daughter; day; died
Dea. - deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
f - female
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - male; married; month
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.

 

Westborough.

 

ON the 18th of November, 1717, the westerly part
of the territory of Marlborough, then known as
Chauncy, was incorporated with other lands as a
town, and received the name of Westborough. Sub-
sequent additions were made to this tract, from Sut-
ton in 1728, from Shrewsbury in 1762 and 1793, and
from Upton in 1763. In 1766 the Second Precinct
of Westborough was made the District of North-
borough, and in 1775 this was set off as a separate
town.

 

The population of Westborough in 1776 was 900;
in 1790, 934; and at later ten year periods as follows:
1800,922; 1810,1,048; 1820, 1,326; 1830,1,438;
1840, 1,658 ; 1850, 2,371. Population in 1900, 5,400.

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