Vital Records of Bradford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849

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Topsfield Historical Society, 1907 - Registers of births, etc - 373 pages
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Page 3 - Double dating is used in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the original, and also, whenever from the sequence of entry in the original the date may be easily determined. 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.
Page 3 - Middlefield and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
Page 3 - These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerks' 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 married woman.
Page 3 - EXPLANATIONS 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 returns made to the Middlesex Co.
Page 3 - ... records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerks' 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 married woman. When places other than Salem and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
Page 6 - ABBREVIATIONS a.— age. abt. — about. b. — born. bef. — before. bet. — between. bp. — baptized. bur. — buried. c.
Page 179 - Bradford in 1733; and the following is a copy of the record of the same : — " Bradford, Dec. ye 24, 1733. "This may certifie whomsoever it may concerne that James Bailey of Bradford who was married to the widow Mary Bacon Nov. 22 last past by me ye subscriber then Declared that he took the said person without anything of Estate and that Lydia the wife of Eliazer Burbank & Mary the wife of Thos.
Page 175 - MARRIAGES TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1849 ABBOT (see also Abbott), Eunice E., and George R.
Page 193 - he took the said person without any Estate of hers and the cloaths she was married in were of his own procuring and providing. The above sd Henry Chase and Marcy Hardy were married by me the subscriber and sd Chase declared before marriage...
Page 4 - ... and therefore see not but this Court may grant their petition to be a towneship, provided they doe gett & setle an able & Orthodox minister, & continue to majntejne him, or els to remaine to Rouley as formerly.

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