Vital records of Chelsea, Massachusetts to the year 1850
Compiled By Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B.,
Member Of The New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Boston, Mass., 1916.
[transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
Number of births printed, 10,798
Number of marriages printed, 1,082 X 2 = 2,164 names.
Number of deaths printed, 2,758. Total, 15,720.
Established January 10, 1739, o.s., from part of Boston called "Winissimet, Rumney Marsh and Pullin Point, or otherwise called Number Thirteen (excepting Noddle's Island and Hog Island)."
Part annexed to Saugus February 22, 1841.
Part established as North Chelsea (now Revere) March 19, 1846.
Chelsea incorporated as a city March 13, 1857. March 23, 1857, act of incorporation accepted by the town.
Part of North Chelsea established as Winthrop March 27, 1852.
March 24, 1871, name of North Chelsea changed to Revere, if accepted within ninety days. Act accepted April 3, 1871.
POPULATION BY CENSUS:
1. WHEN places other than Becket 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, but the full information concerning each party is given only in the entry under his or her name. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed.
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 only when they occur in the original text, or to separate clauses found there such as the birth place of parents, in late marriage records.