Vital Records Of Winchendon, Massachusetts,
To The End Of The Year 1849.
Published By Franklin P. Rice, Trustee Of The Fund.
[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.
When places other than Winchendon and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
WINCHENDON, Worcester County.
THE town of Winchendon was established June 14, 1764, from the plantation called "Ipswich-Canada." A part of Royalston was annexed, and the bounds of Winchendon extended to the New Hampshire line June 17, 1780. Parts of Winchendon were annexed to Gardner in 1785 and 1794 and a part of Gardner was annexed to Winchendon in 1787.
Population at different periods: 1765, 519; 1776, 519; 1790, 946; 1800, 1,092; 1810, 1,173; 1820, 1,263; 1830, 1,463; 1840, 1;754; 1850, 2,445. Population in 1905, 5,933.
Number of Births printed - 3064
Marriages 1,180 = 2,360 names