Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699, Volume 9

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Rockwell and Churchill, City printers, 1883 - Boston (Mass.) - 281 pages
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Page iv - September, 1639, the General Court ordered, "That there bee records kept of all wills, administrations, & inventories, as also of the dayes of every marriage, birth, & death of every person within this jurisdiction." In June, 1642, we read that " Whereas, at the Generall Cort the 4th 7th mo. 1639 there was provision made for the recording of severall particulers, amongst which it is observed that birthes, deathes, & marriages are much neglected in many townes, — "It is therefore ordered, that hearafter...
Page 34 - John Cole son of Isaac Cole was married to Susanna Hutchinson daughter of the late William Hutchinson of Road Island 30th — 10th month by Richard Bellingham Esq. William Baker was married to Mary Eddington dau. of Edmund Eddington 23rd 7th mo. Edmund Madocks was married to Rebecca Munings 14th — llth month by Thomas Dudley Dept. Governor. Samuel Davis was married to Sarah Thayer daughter of Richard Thayer 20th — 5th month by William Hibbins. Joseph Brisco was married to Abigail Compton dau....
Page iv - ... recorded, & this under the penalty of 20s for every neglect ; & for time past it is ordered, they shall do their utmost indeavor to find out in their severall townes who hath bene borne, & who hath died, since the first founding of their townes, & to record the same as aforesaid. " Also the magistrates & other persons appointed to marry shall yearely deliver to the recorder of that Cort that is nearest to the place of their habitation the names of such persons .as they have married, with the...
Page iv - ... 1644, they required notice under penalty from the respective heads of the family ; now they tried to influence both parties. They ordered, "in case any person or persons shall neglect their duty required by the said law more than one month after any birth, death or marriage, the clerk of the writs shall demand the same, with twelve pence a name for his care and pains ; and in case any shall refuse to satisfy him, he shall then return the names of such person or persons to the next magistrate...
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Page iv - ... where such persons dwell, who shall send for the party so refusing, and in case he shall persist therein, shall give order to the constable to levy the same.

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