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38


35


27


4


4


3


18


19


22


Milford,


1773


56


84


73


37


23


19


31


33


49


Millbury,


2171


60


55


80


12


38


12


30


41


66


New Braintree,


752


8


14


22


2


4


3


13


22


13


North Brookfield,


1485


32


50


26


9


12


10


27


21


33


Northborough,


1248


10


12


11


13


18


11


17


21


19


Northbridge, -


1449


49


74


72


25


16


11


25


37


26


Oakham,


1038


12


29


27


10


13


8


20


13


16


Oxford,


1742


36


7


.


22


12


20


31


5


43


Paxton,


670


27


27


30


4


7


3


13


19


10


Petersham, -


1775


34


19


30


9


8


10


23


20


15


Phillipetpn, -


919


21


16


-


4


4


.


13


12


-


Princeton,


1347


30


28


38


5


. 10


5


25


12


28


Royalston,


1667


36


11


28


12


14


12


32


21


26


Rutland,


1260


19


31


28


13


12


7


26


29


21


Shrewsbury, -


1481


24


32


28


5


10


7


18


32


35


Southborough,


1145


19


26


25


14


4


12


26


23


31


Southbridge, -


2031


55


68


15


23


12


15


38


32


31


Spencer,


1604


50


55


45


13


13


8


18


28


23


Sterling,


1647


40


42


34


11


12


14


30


26


28


Storbridge, -


2005


51


48


58


14


7


14


29


36


33


Sutton,


2370


66


50


39


21


14


12


45


30


35


Teropleton, -


1776


27


8


32


10


19


10


29


30


31


Upton,


1466





-


-


-


-





-


-


-


Uxbridge,


2004


62


52


62


27


19


20


48


38


41


Warren,


1290


42


44


52


9


10


11


22


28


24


Webster,


1403


44


34


1 40|


10


9


14


23


23


23



Digitized by VjOOQIC



SEVENTH REGISTRATION REPORT.



BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS— Omlmfiec^.










BIRTHS.


MARRIAGES.


DEATHS.


C0U5TI£8 AND TOWRS.


Population












in 1840.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1848.


We«t Boylston,


1187


47


50


53


14


18


12


29


36


23


Westborough,


1658


39


33


47


7


6


9


88


35


80


Westminster,


1045


54


6


4


10


20


11


44


28


22


Winchendon,


1754


30; 50


54


22


22


2:3


17


23


25


Worcester, -


7497


313J 435


449


116


97


110


273


302


887


Totals,


95,313


24742691


2544


87J


834


772


1734


1881J20S2


HAMPSHIRE.






















Amherst,


2550


77


72


70


25


12


26


51


39


35


Beichertown, -


2554


20' 70


40


20


23


23I


32


49


30


Chesterfield, -


1132




.


22




12


3




17


21


CammingtOD, -


1237


4


5


.


15


7


15


6


6


9


Easthampton, -


717


13


.


.


7


2


3


21


8


12


Enfield,


976


26


26


26


15


10


12


15


10


17


Goshen,


556


16


8


19


3


4


4|


10


3


8


Granby,


971


26; 7


12


3


6


4


21


13


16


Greenwich, -


824


15' 12


10


10


3


4!


23


9


14


Hadlev,
Hatfield,


1814


52; 51


54


.


13


Ill


26


32


36


933


20! 37


24


4


4


3


19


18


15


Middlefield, -


1717


20 14


23


11


4


4


4


13


12


Northampton,


3750


111 102


88


17


11


16


74


78


77


Norwich,


750


20


-


17


1


.


3


7


.


14


Pelham,


956


18








5


7


9


.


.





Plainfield,


910


13


20


17


3


6


7


10


14


15


Prescott,


780


7


13


21


7


6


4


10


14


12


South Hadley,


1458


48


27


31


14


11


11


32


18


23


Southampton,


1157


25


15


16


9


14


5


20


19


22


Ware,


1890


62


64


86


30


22


31


.


31


.


Westhampton,


759


17


16


11


1


1


4


22


5


16


Williamsburg,


1309


27


26


21


4


4


5


25


21


26


Worthington,


1197


39


25


87


5


6


15


11


28


12


Totals,


30,897


676


610


645


209


188


222


439


440


442


HAMPDEN.






















Blandford, -


1427


24


82


as


11


9


7


17


9


22


Brimfield,


1419


28


16


23


14


11


6


31


25


31


Chester,


ia32


30


29


26


9


6


15


11


11


-


Granville,


1414


31


29


31


13


7


9


26


.


14


Holland,


423


14


1


.


5


1


5


8


9


8


Longmeadow,


1270


26


26


21


8


5


6


26


22


22


Ludlow,


1268


19


.


15


14


12


6


26


28


21


Monson,


2151


59


45


31


9


12


14


27


46


38


Montgomery, -


740


9


9


8


4


3


2


8


8


1


Palmer,


2139


69


72


71


26


12


25


.


.


.


Russell,


955


»


20


6


.


1


3


.


1


8


Southwick, -


1214


32


31


18


6


5


3


29


18


12


Springfield, -
Tolland,


10,985


417


509


535


78


95


105


269


2C7


331


627


4


17


10


3


6


3


6


8


5


Wales,


686


15


17


9


4


1


7


15


13


10


West Springfield, -


8626






-


12


16


26


83


25


33



Digitized by VjOOQIC



BIRTHS, iK. FOR THREE YEARSL
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS-CMmitnf.







BQITHS.


AIARIUAGES.


DEATHS.


COUHTUS AMD ToWMS.


Population


















in 1840.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1848.


Weatfield, -


3526


96


100


89


21


14


15


64


47


61


WUbraham, -


1864


28


29


41


15


17


9


18


27


37


Totals, .


d7,966


901


982


967


252


233


266


614


564


654


PRANKTiTN.






















Aehfield,


1610


18


25


19


8


4


12


32


16


23


Bernardflton^ •


9d3


32


24


25


7


2


7


13


11


7


Buckland, -


1084


23


26


18


8


5


6


12


16


13


Charlemont, -


1127


19


28


23


10


8


7


15


15


10


Goleraine,


1971


29


52


41


11


8


8


23


28


20


Conway,


1409


.


.






.





.


.




Deorfield, -


1912


54


43


61


8


8


6


20


30


32


5^ir>


309


9


12


9


1


1


1


3


4


1


GUI, -


798


23


16


18


4


7


5


7


9


5


Greenfield, -


1756








13


9


14


.


.




Hawley, -


977


25


15


4


6


8


3


6


12


3


Heath,


895


18


18






.


.


.


4


.


Leyerett,


875


34


26


26


4


1


5


9


20


13


Leyden,


632


22


18


23


6


2


2


25


10


6


Monroe,


282


9


7


6




.


.


1


3




Montague, -
New Salem, -


1255
1305


36
28


42

18


26
33


13


9
9


11

8


16
18


26
12


25
12


Northfield, -


1673


.


.









.


.


.


.


Oranffe,


1501


48


43


36


13


15


10


27


31


25


Rowe,


708


]


.


.


«


.


.


.


.





Shelburne, -


1022


27


26


29


12


11


5


19


17


20


Shuteebary, -


987


17


.




9


9


4


1


.




Sunderland, -


719


12


11


18


2


4


5


8


6


5


Warwick, -


1071


10


20


31


8


6


2


11


20


21


Wendell, -


875


4


4


7


3


4


5


15


4


16


Whately, -


1072


26


27


17


5


11


11


12


18 25


Totals,


28,812


524


501


470


151


141


137


295


312


283


BERKSHIRE.






















Adams,


3708


114


115


«


8


16


-


45


64


.


Alford,


481


13


16


13





3


1


4


5


4


Becket,


1342


20


.


.


8


7


.


14


.





Boston Comer,


65




-





.


-


-


-


-


-


Cheshire,


985


.





.


1





-


-


-


.


Clarksbarg, -


370


11


5


6


1


2


.


4


7


2


Dalton,


1255


43


26


33


2


1


4


-


-


11


^remont, -
PTorida,


1038


23


12


2


1


4


5


10


3


5


441


7


12


9


2


.


2


3


2


3


Great Barrington,


2704






64




-


4


.


.


17


Hancock,


922


18


23


.





.


.


15


7


.


Hinsdal^ -


955


17


41


.


6


3


.


17


18





Lanesborongh,


1140


21


27


24


..


1


1


20


26 26


Lee, .


2428


26


32


48


10


11


11


32


60, 45


Lenox,


1313


29


44


27


5


8


5


26


24 19


Monterey, -


-


-


-


101


-


-


1


-


-


11



Digitized by VjOOQIC



SEVENTH REGISTRATION REPORT.



BIRTHS, MARRIAGES,


AND DEATHS— Gmliniieif.










BIRTHS.


MARRUGES.


DEATHS.


C0VNTIX8 AND T0WR8.














in 1840.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1848.


Mount Washington, -


438


20


13


11


1


1


^


1


4


3


New Aahford,


227


3


4


3


.


2


1


3


2


4


New Marlborough, -


1682


35


49


35


13


1


10


23


30


18


Otia, -


1177


.


20


19


.


4


7


.


12


11


Peru, - - .


576


12


13


13


3


2


5


15


5


4


PitUfield,


3747


108


140




7


8




76


105


81


Richmond,


1097


20


24




6


1


1


15


15


6


Bandiafield, -


1464




^














.


Savoy,


915


5


3


26


'4


'4


7


5


9


^


Sheffield,


2322


85


58


40


13


16


16


41


36


29


Stockbridge, - .


1992


53


59




6


3


.


29


-


-


Tyrin^ham, -
Washington, -


1477


.


2




.


5


1


.


5


4


991


20


31




2


2


.


10


3


-


West Stockbridge, -


1448


40


60


62


6


5


.


23


11


14


Williamstown, -


2153


51


48


«


3


2


4


22


14


37


Windsor,


897


12


13


22


6


3


4


12


6


19


Totals,


41,745


806


873


467


114


115


90


465


473


Its


NORFOLK,






















Bellingham, -


1055


8


5


8


2


9


4


7


7


8


Braintree,


2168


47


_


88


18





23


«


.


.


Brookline,


1365


44


34


72


16


5


10


21


28


.


Canton,


1995


11


13


69


21


14


11


26


52


44


Cohasset,


1471


26


35


36


19


18


10


20


30


20


Dedham,


3290


94


91


81


36


37


34


52


61


69


Dorchester, -


4875


186


227


261


49


46


53


93


130


185


Dover,


520


8


3


11


8


4


7


5


6


17


Foxborough, -


1298


37


54


45


19


15


15


28


26


19


Franklin,


1717


41


52


31


9


11


14


22


15


22


Medfield, .


883


16


16


19


5


4


7


18


12


14


Medway,


2043


61


52


67


32


18


27


21


25


19


Milton,


1822


52


47


54


11


14


10


25


28


23


Needham,


1488


36


48


40


6


13


11


25


18


20


Quincy, -


3486


136


121


159


32


25


33


48


61


63


Randolph,


3213


121


141


134


31


15


18


61


77


70


Rozbury,


9089


440


447


533


98


84


96


.


236


373


Sharon,


1076


16


23


21


7


7


8


12


17


15


Stoughton, -


2142


95


72


96


38


39


44


30


44


28


Walpole,


1491


25


28


27


10


14


15


7


17


17


Weymouth, -


3738


140


137


162


36


37


44


64


48


71


Wrentham, -


2915


67


70


71


25


22


16


39


31


27


Totals,


53,140


1707


1716


2085


528


451


510


624


964


1124


BRISTOL.






















Attleborough,


3585


88


100


103


21


19


18


75


80


80


Berkley,


886


19


35


17


7


3




15


32


16


Dartmouth, -


4135


108


69


84


28


30


38






.


Dighton,


1378


40


46


45


9


15


12


17


17


14


Baston,


2074


56


59


57


8


19


13


25


31


28


Fairharen,


3951








29


27




52


28


-



Digitized by VjOOQIC



BIRTHS, An. FOR THREE TEARS.



SiaTHS» MARRIAGES, AND BEATaA-CtnHnued.







BIRTHS.


MARRUGES.


DEATHS.


Ck>UHTUSAVD TOWM.


















in 1840.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.
82


1847.
92


1848.
98,


1846.
110


1847.
196


1848.


Fall Ei?er, -


6738


393


401


363


199


Freetown,


177a


24


18


26


8


12


6


24


16


28


Mansfield, .


1883


31


34


38


16


32


lol


21


35


31


New Bedford,


12,087


477


418


421


151


140


159


249


189


277


Norton,


1545


45


29


28


8


7


10,


4


8


3


Pawtncket, -


3184


127


140


112


16


9


13


16


29


68


Raynham,
Rehobotb, -


1329


2


46


37


9


8


1^1


10


21


31


2169


45


50


45


15


8


8


38


30


35


Seekook,


1996


.


53


.


.


13


.




.


-


Someraet,


1005


26


24


22


6


11


2


20


21


14


Swanzey,


1484


37


34


20


11


9


10


21


18


29


Taunton»


7645


244


295


321


60


58


^1


55


81


90


Westport, -


2820


50


52


61


15


20


''\


27


49


25


Totals,


60,165


1812


1908


1800


499


532


488


779


871


968


PLYMOUTH.






















Abington,


3214


-


91


.


.


43


.


.


66


-


Bridgewater, -


2131


57


50


52


12


12


19


27


36


20


Carver,


995


21


13


27


8


2


1





.


.


Duxbury, -


2798





-


.


8


10


14


-


.


-


East Bndgewaler, -


1950


49


25


82


25


17


9


26


24


18


Halifax,


734


27


27


27


6


6


6


13


20


10


Hanover,


1488


18


30


28


12


11


ll'


17


14


27


Hanson,


1040


15


27


11


3


17


13i


13


17


12


mt^ : :


3564


87


84


74


20


29


42


44


60


42


231


3


1


3


1




2,


1




1


Kingston,


1440


31


38


45


11


19


12


15


18


17


Marehfield, -


1761


45


38


38


10


13


10


25


24


23


Middleborougb,


5085


.


.


.


.




.


.


.


.


North Bridgewater, -


2616


91


82


77


21


29


S3


44


46


32


Pembroke, -


1258


31


27


28


3


10


7


21


15


18


Plymouth,


5281


164


167


.


42


46





67


96


.


PlymptOD,


834


19


23


21


11


17


13


12


17


23


Rochester, -


3864


112


106


88


.


29


27


48


82


56


Scitaate,


3886


85


89


62


21


20


26


43


48


52


Wareham,


2002


75


85


40


29


24


24,


32


88


27


West Bridgewater, -


1201


36


37


46


11


6


3|


14


23


21


Totals,


47,373


966


1040


744


254


360


262


462


638


399


BARNSTABLE.






















BamsUble, -


4301


20


21


9


42


29


25


43


57


35


Brewster,


1522


43


37


36


15


18


16


12


26


18




2334


65


58


66


24


31


24


28


87


43


Dennis,


2942


.








.




.











955


7


17


15


10


9


8


10


9


16


Falmouth,


2589


56


47


52


19


13


11


25


48


33


Harwich,


2930


111


106


109


20


27


d4


82


49


49


Marshpee, -


309


-


-
















Orleans,


1974


39


26


39


14


20


34


31


44


28


Profincetowiiy
2


2122


73


90


77


19


27


23i


28


71


53



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SEVENTH REGISTRATION REPORT.



BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS— CWtiftnu«£.








PopolaUon


BIRTHS.


MARRIAI


3E8.


DEATHS.


CovirTixs AHD Towirs.






1111840.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1848.


Sandwich, -
Truro,

Wellfleet, -
Yarmouth,


3719
1990
2377
3554


101

65

67


104

47
74


101
56


21

16
20


14

13
16


20
23


44

15
35


55

9
46


97
38


Total*,

DUKES.
Cbilmark,
Ednrtown, -
Tiflbuiy,


32,548

709
1736
1520


647

13
53
13


629

13
36
46


560

13
32

47


220

8
8
9


217

9

18
7


218

4
13
16


303

4

27
25


451

5
18
22


410

7
19
37


Totak,

NANTUCKET.

Nantucket, -


3958
9012


79
223


95
220


92
195


25

84


34
57


33

82


56
154


45 63
174 178



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RECAPITULATION.



COOHTIM.


Population
in 1840.


BIRTHS.


BIARRIAGES.


DEATHS.


1846.


1847.


1848.


1846.


1M7.


1848.


1846.


1847.


1818.


Suffolk,


95,773


134


180


193


29


40


25


30


98


110


Emx,


94,987


2527


2486


2469


908


802


866


1673


1909


1743


Middlesex,


106,611


3011


3171


3284


1119


1386


1316


1733


2243


2546


\^oTCOst0ri


95,313


2474


2691


2544


87J


834


772


1734


1881


2053


Harapflhire,


30,897


676


610


645


209


168


233


439


440


442


Hampden,


37,366


901


982


967


252


233


366


614


564


654


Franklin,


28,812


524


501


470


151


141


187


395


312


283


Berkshire,


41,745


806


873


467


114


115


90


465


478


375


Norfolk,


53,140


1707


1716


2085


528


451


510


624


964


1134


Bristol,


60,165


1812


1903


1800


499


533


488


779


871


968


Plymoath,


47,373


966


1040


744


254


360


362


462


638


399


Barnstable,


32,548


647


629


560


230


217


218


303


451


410


Dokes,


3,958


79


95


92


25


34


33


56


45


63


Nantucket,


9,012


222


220


195


84


57


82


154


174


178


Totals,


787,700


16,486


17,097


16,515


5263


5300


5387


9350


11,063


11,346


Total, after
dednctini^
Suffolk Co.,


641,927


16,352


16,917


16,322


5234


5350


5363


9330


10,965


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NOTES.



SoAiE of the returns were accompanied with remarks by the
town clerks. From these, the following notes have been com-
piled, with a view to show the condition of registration through
the State, the practical operation of existing laws on the subject,
and the views of the town clerks in regard to amendments.

SUFFOLK COUNTY.

Chelsea. — Deathi, Forty -ieven of the namber retarned occurred at the Ma-
rine Hospital.

No Retueic of births, maniages and deaths from Bodan ; and of deaths fiom
M)rth ChtUea.

ESSEX COUNTY.

Amesburt. — Births. " Thli retam includes a larger number of births, I be-
lieve, than has ever before been recorded in any one year, in this town, and is
nearly correct"

Georgetown. — "It will be perceived that the number of Jnrihi are mach
smaller, and the number of deaths larger, than the previous year, bet they
are nevertheless believed to be substantially correct You will also notice that
a few deaths are included, which should have been returned the last year, but
which was rendered impracticable, owing to the neglect of the person whose du-
ty it was to make returns to the clerk." Number of births in return, 39,— one
birth (Feb. 15, 1847) stricken out, which makes the number 38, as in the printed
Uble.

HAMiLTOif. — Births. Number in return, 24, — twins were counted as but one^ —
the whole number, therefore, as in printed table, 25.

Haverhill.— "I think the return is correct, with the exception of deaths, the
whole number the past year, I think, is nearly four times the number returned,
the number returned is from one section of the town only. I have the promise
of a correct return the present year."

Lawrence. — Births, " Among the number of births above returned, you will
perceive some dates back of May 1st, 1847, owing to the fact, that the town was
incorporated at so late a day, that we could furnish no returns, and also not io
the power of either Andover or Methuen, to return them. I presume these com-
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NOTES. 13

taken place in the town, as nearly one thousand Irish have lefl the place since
Jan. 1, 1848, and they are the most prolific in any community. The school com-
mittee have shown a commendable zeal in making their return to me, and, I have
no doubt, have done all in their power to conform to the law, in this respect."
Two births, previous to May 1st, 1847, stricken out" — Maniagea. " This return,
I believe, comprises nearly, or quite, all of the marriages that have been solemn-
ized, during the year. I have endeavored to impress upon the minds of the differ-
ent clergymen, the necessity of making these returns, and they have cheerfully
responded to the call. There have been but a small proportion of the persons
published here, that have been married here. I have published 93, since the or-
ganization of the town." — Deaths, •* This return I believe to be almost perfect, as
to containing a complete list, or nearly so, of all the deaths that have occurred in
this town the past year. The sexton has faithfully performed his duty. And I
trust it may ever continue to be so with all the officers of this town, whose duty
it may be to make returns of any kind. We are young, but growing, as you will
perceive, by the return of births."

Ltwn. — Births. Whole number of births in return, 264, — ^ anterior and 2
posterior to time specified for returns, stricken out, — which leaves 259 as in printed
Uble.

Marblsread. — Births. Whole number in return, 185,-40 anterior to time
specified for return, — stricken out, — which leaves 145, as in printed table.

Newburt. — "I regret that the returns are not more correct, but, owing to se-
vere sickness,! have not been able to attend to the collecting or making up the
returns, but have been dependent on others. T think the number of deaths must
have been at least one hundred, but the sextons have not attended to their du-
ties."

Salem. — Births. " So far as ascertained."

West Newburt. — Births. "As returned by the school committee."

No Returw of births from •^rufower,— of births, marriages or deaths, from Bev-
eriy and ffenhanu

MIDDLESEX COUNTY.

Acton. — " I have not received any returns for births nor deaths."
AsHLAifn. — Births. " The report is as presented by the superintending school
committee. In the column headed * Rtsidtnct of PartniSy may be found some
items, perhaps not in accordance with the statute, but in accordance with
the judgment of the committee; some ambiguity attaches to the subject ; for in-
stance ; a child is born in A ; during the year, the parents remove to B ,

a hundred miles distant The fact of this birth does not come to the knowledge

of the committee in A . The committee in B , in the discharge of their

duty, learn the facts in the case ; — where shall the^birth be recorded ? and

what is to be understood by the heading — Residence of Parents ? An answer
to these queries, will confer a favor upon some doubting minds, and very much
oblige." The heading to their return is " The number of births in the town of
Ashlandy^^ and yet births in the towns of Southborough, Brighton, Marlborough
and Hoi listen ! were returned, — which have been stricken out, leaving the num-



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14 SEVENTH REGISTRATION REPORT.

ber of births in Aahland, 36, instead of 40. The committee in A— make re-
tarn of a birth, — if, during the year, the parents remote to B— , the committee
80 state in their return.



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