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BELLINGHAM

VITAL RECORDS




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VITAL RECORDS



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BELLINGHAM,

MASSACHUSETTS,
TO THE YEAR 1 850.




PUBLISHED BY THE

NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY,

AT THE CHARGE OF

THE EDDY TOWN-RECORD FUND.

BOSTON, MASS.,

1904.






THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote
passed by the New-England Historic Genealogical
Society, 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.



Committee on Publications.
C, B. Tillinghast, Francis Everett Blake,

Charles Knowles Bolton, Don Gleason Hill,

Edmund Dai^ia' Barbour.

Editor.
Henry Ernest Woods.



Stanbope B>res8

r. H. OILSON COMPANr
BOSTON U.S.A.



Gift
The Society

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THE TOWN OF BELLINGHAM, Norfolk
County (formerly in Suffolk County, until
1793), was established November 27, 17 19, from
parts of Dedham, Mendon, and Wrentham.

February 23, 1832, bounds between Bellingham
and Franklin were established.



Popul


ation by Census :


1765


(Prov.


), 468


1776


(Prov.),


627;


1790


(U.S.;


)> 735


1800


(U.S.),


704;


1810


(U.S.;


, 766


1820


(U.S.),


1034;


1830


(U.S.)


, 1 102


1840


(U.S.),


1055;


1850


(U.S.;


), 1281


1855


(State),


1413;


i860


(U.S.;


>^3^3


1865


(State),


1240;


1870


(U.S.;


, 1282


1875


(State),


1247;


1880


(U.S.;


), 1223


1885


(State),


1198;


1890


(U.S.)


. 1334


1895


(State),


1481;


1900


(U.S.)


, 1682



EXPLANATIONS.

1. When places other than Bellingham and Massachusetts are
named in the original records, they are given in the printed
copy.

2. In all records the original spelling 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 ; and where a marriage
appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an
asterisk-

5. Additional information which does not appear in the
original text of an item, i.e., 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 birth-place of
parents, in late marriage records.



ABBREVIATIONS.

a. — age
abt. — about

b. — born
ch. — child
chn. — children
Co. — county

c.R. — church record, Baptist

d. — daughter; died; day

£>ea. — deacon

dup. — duplicate entry

G.R.I. — gravestone record, North Bellingham Ceme

tery
G.R.2. — gravestone record, Bellingham Center Ceme

tery
G.R.3. — gravestone record, South Bellingham Ceme-

tery

G.R.4. — gravestone record, Rakeville Cemetery

G.R.5. — gravestone record, Scammell Cemetery

h. — husband

hrs. — hours

inf. — infant

int. — publishment of intention of marriage

Jr. — junior

m. — married ; month

P.R.I. — private record, from Wight Diary, 1755-
1849, kept by Samuel Wight and his daughters,
now in the possession of the Town Clerk

p.R. 2.— private record, from Crooks family Bible

Prob. — probably

rec. — recorded

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ABBREVIATIONS.



s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife; week
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