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Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund
Boston, Mass., 1910

THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, November 6, 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 beauthorized 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.
Henry Winchester Cunningham
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, F. Apthorp Foster

Stanhope Press
F. H. Gilson Company
Boston, U.S.A.

THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH, Norfolk County, was formerly called the plantation of Wessaguscus.
  September 2, 1635, the name was changed to Weymouth.
  September 3, 1635, bounds between Weymouth and Hingham  were established.
  March  9, 1637, Round  Island and Grape Island were granted to Weymouth.
  March  31, 1847, bounds between Weymouth and Abington were established.

    Population by Census : 1790 (U.S.), 1469;
    1800  (U.S.), 1803;  1810 (U.S.),  1889;
    1820  (U.S.), 2407;  1830 (U.S.),  2837;
    1840  (U.S.), 3738;  1850 (U.S.),  5369;
    1855  (State), 6530; 1860 (U.S.),  7742;
    1865 (State), 7975;  1870 (U.S.),  9010;
    1875  (State), 9819; 1880 (U.S.), 10570;
    1885  (State), 10740; 1890 (U.S.), 10866;
    1895  (State), 11291; 1900 (U.S.), 11324;
    1905  (State), 11585.
      
EXPLANATIONS
 1. WHEN  places other than Weymouth 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. 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 to show the difference in the spelling of a name  in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to separate clauses in the original text - such as the birthplace of a parent in late records.
    
ABBREVIATIONS                           
a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
ch. - child
chn. - children
Co. - county
C.R. 1. - church record, First Church of Christ, North Precinct
C.R.2. -church record, First Church of Christ, South Precinct
C.R.3. - church record, Union Church of Weymouth and Braintree
C.R.4. - church record, Union Church of South Weymouth
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. - Deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R.1. - gravestone record, Highland Cemetery, South Weymouth
G.R.2. -gravestone record, Village Cemetery, Weymouth
G.R.3. - gravestone record, Reed Cemetery, South Weymouth
G.R.4. -gravestone  record, White Cemetery, South Weymouth
G.R.5. -gravestone record, Ashwood Cemetery, Weymouth
G.R.6. - gravestone record, Elmwood Cemetery, South Weymouth
G.R.7. - gravestone record, Old Cemetery, Randolph Street, South Weymouth
G.R.8. - gravestone record, Mount Hope Cemetery, South Weymouth
G.R.9. - gravestone record, Lakeview Cemetery, South Weymouth
G.R.10. - gravestone record, Fairmount Cemetery, East Weymouth
G.R.11.-gravestone  record, Old Burying Ground, Pleasant Street, East Weymouth
G.R. 12. - gravestone record, Old Burying Ground, Pleasant Street, South Weymouth
G.R. 13.-gravestone record, Martin Burying Ground, South Weymouth
G.R. 14.-gravestone  record, North  Weymouth   Cemetery, North Weymouth
h. - husband
hrs. - hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. -  married ; month
min. - minutes
P.R.1. - private record, from, the Blanchard family Bible, now in the possession of John Blanchard of South Wey-
     mouth
P.R.2.-private  record, from the Bates-Clapp family Bible, now  in the possession of Waldo Turner of East Weymouth
P.R.3. - private record, from a family record, now in the possession of William F. Colson of Weymouth
P.R.4. - private record, from the Dyer family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Sarah S. Dyer of East Weymouth
P.R.5. - private record, from the Bates family Bible, now in the possession of David W. Bates of East Weymouth
P.R.6. - private record, from the Spear family Bible, now in the possession of J. Quincy Spear of East Weymouth
P.R.7. - private record, from Col. Ephraim Hunt's Account Book, now in the possession of Francis Hunt of Weymouth
P.R.8. - private record, from George Washington Shaw's family record, now in the possession of Mrs. Gilman B. Loud of South Weymouth
P.R.9.-  private record, from the Bible of Lemuel Lovell, now in the possession of Mrs. Richard Loud of South Weymouth
P.R.10. - private record, from the Bible of Jason Pratt, now in the possession of Mrs. Richard Loud of South Weymouth
P.R.11. - private record, from the Bible of Reuben Loud, now in the possession of Mrs. Maria J. Lewis of South Weymouth
P.R.12. -private record, from the Bible of Silas Wild, now in the possession of Miss Helen Tilden Wild of Medford
P.R.13. - private record, from Records of the Overseers of the Workhouse
P.R.14. - private record, from a record of deaths in the South Parish, now  in the possession of Mrs. J. Ellen French of South Weymouth
P.R.15. - private record, from private papers, now in the possession of John J. Loud of South Weymouth
P.R.16. - private record, from a record of deaths, now in the possession of William H. Reed of South Weymouth
P.R.17. -.private record, from the Bible of John W. Loud, now in the possession of John J. Loud of South Weymouth
P.R.18. - private record, from diaries of Rev. William Smith, now in the possession of Hon. Charles Francis Adams of South Lincoln
P.R.19.-private  record, from diaries of Dr. Cotton Tufts, now in the possession of Hon. Charles Francis Adams of South Lincoln
R.R. - Rebellion Record
reC. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. -  senior
w. -  wife ; week
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year

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