Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund. 1909
F. H. Gilson Company
THE list of Winchendon 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 indicates that the intention was not found recorded, and in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither party belonged in Winchendon, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere.
When places other than Winchendon and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
a. - age
b. - born
bap. - baptized
ch. - child
C.R. - church record
d. - daughter; day ; died
Dea. - deacon
D.M. - District of Maine
dup. - duplicate entry
G.S.1. - gravestone, Centre Cemetery
G.S.2. - New Boston Cemetery
G.S.3. - Riverside Cemetery
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - male ; married; month
M.R. - Middlesex County Registry
N.S. - new style
O.S. - old style
P.R. - private record
s. - son
Sr. - senior
V.R.- Vital Records
w. - wife
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.
WINCHENDON, Worcester County.
THE town of Winchendon was established June 14, 1764, from the plantation called "Ipswich-Canada." A part of Royalston was annexed, and the bounds of Winchendon extended to the New Hampshire line June 17, 1780. Parts of Winchendon were annexed to Gardner in 1785 and 1794 and a part of Gardner was annexed to Winchendon in 1787.
Population at different periods: 1765, 519; 1776,
519; 1790, 946; 1800, 1,092; 1810, 1,173; 1820,
1,263; l830, 1463; l840, 1,754; 1850, 2,445.
Population in 1905, 5,933.
Number of Births printed........................................3,064
Marriages .............................. 1,180 = 2,360 names