Vital Records of West Newbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
The Town of West Newbury Incorporated, 1819
Published by the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass., 1918
Printers, Thos. P. Nichols & Son Co.
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; 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 clerk's record has been eliminated,
but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses
are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name
of a wife.
When places other than West Newbury 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. 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 territory which comprises this town was originally a part of Newbury until Feb.
18, 1819, when it was set off as the town of Parsons. This name was changed on June
14, 1820, to West Newbury.
The population of West Newbury at different periods
was as follows:
a. - age.
abt. - about.
b. - born.
bef. - before.
bet. - between.
bp. - baptized.
bur. - buried.
C.R.1. - church record, First Congregational Church.
C.R.2. - church record, Second Congregational Church.
C.R.3. - church record, Amesbury Monthly Meeting of Friends.
ch. - child.
chn. - children.
Co. - county.
d. - daughter; day; died.
Dea. - deacon.
dup. - duplicate entry.
G.R.1. - gravestone record, Walnut Hill Cemetery.
G.R.2. - gravestone record, Bridge Street Cemetery.
G.R.3. - gravestone record, Merrimac Cemetery.
G.R.4. - gravestone record, Rural Cemetery.
G.R.5. - gravestone record, Crane Neck Hill Cemetery.
G.R.6. - gravestone record, Friend's Burying place, Turkey Hill road.
G.R.7. - gravestone record, Sawyer private burial ground, Indian Hill Street.
G.R.8. - gravestone record, private burial ground on Goodridge farm, Indian Hill
G.R.9. - gravestone record, private burial ground on C.W. Ordway farm.
h. - husband; hour.
inf. - infant.
int. - intention of marriage.
jr. - junior.
m. - male; married; month.
P.R.1. - Family record now in possession of James L. Odiorne.
P.R.2. - Family record now in possession of Mrs. J. L. Odiorne.
P.R.3. - Family record now in possession of Alonzo Jaques.
P.R.4. - Family record now in possession of Alonzo P. Jaques.
P.R.5. - Family record now in possession of Edwin S. Jaques.
P.R.6. - Bible record now in possession of Miss Marietta Poore.
P.R.7. - Family record now in possession of Miss Harriet N. Hills.
P.R.8. - Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Ellen M. (Nelson) Poore.
P.R.9. - Family record now in possession of Joshua Hills.
rec. - recorded.
s. - son.
sr. - senior.
unm. - unmarried.
w. - wife; week.
wid. - widow.
widr. - widower.
y. - year.