Vital Records Of GRAFTON, WORCHESTER CO., MA
To The End Of The Year 1849
Published By The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. 1918
Thos. P. Nichols & Son Co. Printers, Lynn, Mass.
[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. 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.
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 Grafton 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. The name of a place at the end of a record indicates where the birth, marriage or death took place, if elsewhere than Grafton.
Worcester County, Massachusetts, was established April 18, 1735, from the plantation of "Hassanamisco." Certain common lands were annexed June 14, 1823. Part of Shrewsbury was annexed March 3, 1826, and part of Sutton March 3, 1842.
Population at different periods: 1765, 763; 1776, 861; 1790, 872; 1800, 985; 1810, 946; 1820, 1,154; 1830, 1,889; 1840, 2,943; 1850, 3,904. Population in 1905, 5,052.
Number of Births printed ........ 5,160
Marriages ........2,134-4,2688 names
Deaths ........ 1,660