Vital Records Of West Boylston, Massachusetts
To The End Of The Year 1849

Worcester, Massachsetts:
Published By Franklin P. Rice, Trustee Of The Fund. 1911.
Stanhope Press P. N. Gilson Company Boston. U.S.A.

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

Publisher's Note.

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.

When places other than West Boylston and Massachusetts are named in the original records they are given in the printed copy.

  • a.---- age
  • b. ----born
  • bap. ---- baptized
  • ch. ----child
  • d.---- daughter; day; died
  • Dea. ---- Deacon
  • dup. ---- duplicate entry
  • G.S.1.---- gravestone, Town Cemetery
  • G.S.2. ---- gravestone, Mount Vernon Cemetery
  • G.S.3. ---- gravestone, High Plain Cemetery, Oakdale
  • h. ---- husband
  • inf.---- infant
  • int ---- publishment of intention of marriage
  • Jr.----junior
  • m. ---- male; married; month
  • P.R. ---- private record
  • s.----son
  • Sr. ---- senior
  • w.---- wife
  • wid. ---- widow
  • widr.---- widower
The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.

West Boyston, Worcester County

ESTABLISHED January 30, 1808, from parts of Boylston, Holden and Sterling. Parts of Boylston annexed February 10, 1820, and June 17, 1820.

Population at different periods: 1820, 886; 1830, 1,055; 1840, 1,187; 1850, 1,749.

Population in 1905, 1,571.

Number of Births printed - 1,961

Marriages - 680 = 1,360 names

Deaths - 754

4075 total

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