Vital Records Of Newton, Middlesex Co., Ma
To The Year 1850

Published By The New-England Historic Genealogical Society,
At The Charge Of The Eddy Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass., 1905.

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the New ENGLAND Historic Genealogical SOCIETT, 6 November, 1901, as follows:

Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose.

Comnittee on Publications.
Fancis Everett BLAKE
Editor: Henry Ernest Woods.

THE TOWN OF NEWTON, Middlesex County, was established December 15, 1691, from the town of Cambridge Village, sometimes called Little Cambridge.

June 21, 1803, an island in Charles River was annexed to Newton.

April 23, 1838, a part of Newton was annexed to Roxbury.

April 16, 1849, a part of Newton was annexed to Waltham.

The town of Newton was incorporated as a city in 1873.

Population by Census:
  • 1765 (Prov.), 1308;
  • 1776 (Prov.), 1308;
  • 1790 (U.S.), 1360;
  • 1800(U.S.), 1491;
  • 1810(U.S.), 1709;
  • 1820 (U.S.), 1850;
  • 1830 (U.S.), 2376;
  • 1840 (U.S.), 3351;
  • 1850 (U.S.), 5258;
  • 1855 (State), 6768;
  • 1860 (U.S.), 8392;
  • 1865 (State), 8975;
  • 1870 (U.S.), 12825;
  • 1875 (State), 16105;
  • 1880 (U.S.), 16995;
  • 1885 (State), 19759;
  • 1890 (U.S.), 24379;
  • 1895 (State), 27590;
  • 1900 (U.S.), 33587;

  • 1. When places other than Newton and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
  • 2. In all records the original sprirmg 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, ie., 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 birthplace of parents, in late marriage records.
  • 6. In 1853 the town appointed a committee to Collect vital records, which were added to a copy of the existing records.

  • a.----age
  • abt.---- about
  • b.----born
  • bp.----baptized
  • ch.----child
  • chn.---- children
  • Co.---- county
  • C.R.1.---- church record, First Congregational, Newton Centre
  • C.R.2.---- church record, Second Congregational, West Newton
  • C.R.3.---- church record, Eliot Congregational, Newton
  • C.R.4.---- church record, First Baptist, Newton Centre
  • C.R.5.---- church record, St. Mary's Episcopal, Newton Lower Falls
  • C.R.6.---- church record, First Methodist, Newton Upper Falls
  • d.---- daughter; died; day
  • Dea.---- deacon
  • dup.---- duplicate entry
  • G.R.1.---- gravestone record, Centre Street Cemetery, Newton
  • G.R.2.---- gravestone record, River Street Cemetery, West Newton
  • G.R.3.---- gravestone record, Winchester Street Cemetery, Newton Highlands
  • G.R.4.---- gravestone record, St. Mary's Churchyard, Newton Lower Falls
  • h.---- husband
  • hrs.---- hours
  • inf.---- infant
  • int.---- publishment of intention of marriage
  • Jr.---- junior
  • m.---- married; month
  • min.---- minutes
  • M.R.---- Middlesex County record(East Cambridge)
  • P.R.1.---- private record, from Hyde Diary, 1706-1816, kept by Lieut. William Hyde, Noah Hyde, and Mis Ruth Hyde, now in the possession of the New England Historical Genealogical Society.
  • P.R.2.---- private record, from an account book kept by Col. Benjamin Hammond, 1767-1808, now in the possession of Frederick Stam Hammond, Oneida, New York.
  • prob.---- probably
  • rec.---- recorded
  • s.---- son
  • Sr.---- senior
  • w.---- wife; week
  • wid.---- widow
  • widr.---- widower
  • y.---- year
  • 1st.---- first
  • 2d.---- second
  • 3d.---- third

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