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Systematic History Fund, Instituted in 1896.
VITAL RECORDS OF West Boylston, MASSACHUSETTS,
To the end of the year 1849.

WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS:
PUBLISHED BY FRANKIN P. RICE,
Trustee of the Fund.
1911.

Stanhope Press
F.  H.  GILSON COMPANY
BOSTON,  U.S.A.

Publisher's Note.
The list of West Boylston Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes all that were found in the Town Books covering the period from the earliest date there recorded to the end of 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 other matter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear in 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 is not found recorded, and in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither party belonged in West Boylston, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere. When places other than West Boylston and Massachusetts are named in the original records they are given in the printed copy.

ABBREVIATIONS
a. — age
b.  — born
bap. — baptized
ch. — child
d. — daughter; day ; died
Dea. — Deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
G.S..1. — gravestone, Town Cemetery
G.S.2. — gravestone, Mount Vernon Cemetery
G.S.3. — gravestone, High Plain Cemetery, Oakdale
h. — husband
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. — junior
m. — male; married; month
p.r. — private record
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife
wid. — widow
widr. — widower
The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.

West Boylston,
Worcester County.

ESTABLISHED January 30, 1808, from  parts of Boylston, Holden and Sterling. Parts of Boylston annexed February 10, 1820, and June 17, 1820.

Population at different periods:
1820,   886
1830, 1,055
1840, 1,187
1850, 1,749
Population in 1905, 1,571.

Number of Births printed............1,961
Marriages..........680 == 1,360 names
Deaths..............         754
4,075 total
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