Sutton, Worchester Co., Ma
Vital Records To The End Of 1849
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
THE list of Sutton Births, 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 10 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 10 1752 only when it so appears in the original, and instances of the modern form after 1725 are not uncommon.
When places other than Sutton and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
Sutton, Worcester County.
ON October 28, 1714, a vote of the Representatives laying out the township of Sutton was confirmed, and certain lands were allowed to the Proprietors June 21,1715. A part was annexed to Westborough June 5, 1728, and another portion was included in the new town of Upton, June 14, 1735. The town of Ward (now Auburn) was granted a certain part of Sutton, when it was formed April 10, 1778; and other parts were annexed to Northbridge in 1780, 1801, and 1844.
Millbury was set off in 1813; and in 1842 a part of Sutton was annexed to Grafton. Additions to the township were a gore of land in 1789, and a part of Northbridge in 1813.
Population at different periods:
Number of Births printed . . . 7,031
Marriages . . . 2980 = 5,960 names
Deaths . . . . 2,440