Vital Records Of Charlton, Massachusetts,
To the end of the year 1849
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
THE list of 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. Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths from the records of the First Church, and Deaths from the gravestone inscriptions in the old Burial Ground have been added to make the record as complete as possible, and these sources 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. The double date is used in the months of January, February and March prior to 1752 only when it so appears in the original, and instances of the modern form after 1725 are not uncommon.
When places other than Charlton and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.
CHARLTON. ESTABLISHED November 21, 1754, from part of Oxford as the District of Charlton. Was made a town by Act of August 23, 1775. Part annexed to Oxford, January 5, 1789. Part annexed to Sturbridge, June 26, 1792.
Part annexed to Oxford, February 23, 1809. Part included in the new town of Southbridge, February 15, 1816.
Population at different periods: