Bridgewater, MA Vital Records to 1850
Published by:
New England Historic Genealgical Society
Boston, MA 1916
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown

Surnames Starting with

Personal Records used



P.R.I. - private record, from a record kept by the Rev. Richard M. Hodges, now in the possession of the South Parish Church

P.R.2. - private record, from a record of burials in the Scotland Graveyard

P.R.3. - private record, from a record of burials in the South Precinct Burying Place, kept by Lt. John Washburn, 1739-1797

P.R.4 - private record, from a record of deaths kept from 1766 to 1820 by Oliver Alden, and from 1820 to 1846 by his son, Caleb Alden, and grandson, Comwell Alden, or members of the family now in the possession of the Bridgewater Public Library.

P.R.5. - private record, from an Ames family Bible, now in the possession of Fisher Ames of Bridgewater.

P.R.6. - private record from a Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Henry A. Keith of Bridgewater.

P.R.7. - private record, from the Salmon Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Henry A. Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.8. - private record, from a Wilbor family Bible, now in the possession of Henry A. Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.9. - private record, copied from the Israel Richmond family Bible and now in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

P.R.10 - private record, copied from the Job H. Johnson family Bible and now in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society

P.R.11 - private record, from the Calvin B. Pratt family Bible, now in the possession of Dr. Calvin Pratt of Bridgewater.

P.R.12 - private record, from the Jonathan Washburn family Bible, now in the possession of Dr. Calvin Pratt of Bridgewater.

P.R.13 - private record, from the Jacob Perkins family Bible, now in the possession of Dr. Calvin Pratt of Bridgewater

P.R.14 - private record, from the Packard family Bible, now in the possession of Harrison D. Packard of Bridgewater

P.R.15 - private record, from a Packard family Bible, now in the possession of Harrison D. Packard of Bridgewater

P.R.16 - private record from a Mitchell family Bible, now in the possession of Leonard Mitchell of Bridgewater

P.R.17 - private record, from a Wilbar family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Fred T. Holmes of Bridgewater

P.R.18 - private record, from a Holmes family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Fred T. Holmes of Bridgewater

P.R.19 - private record, from a Hayward family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Joseph H. Smith of Bridgewater

P.R.20 - private record, from the Walker Gassett family Bible, now in the possession of Fred N. Gassett of Bridgewater

P.R.21 - private record, from a Mitchell family Bible, now in the possession of Leonard Mitchell of Bridgewater

P.R.22 - private record, from the Bible of Mrs. Horatio B. King, now in the possession of Mrs. Edward M. Alden of Bridgewater

P.R.23 - private record, from the Aretas Fobes family Bible, now in the possession of Paul O. Clark of Bridgewater

P.R.24 - private record, from the Joshua Bates family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Catharine Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.25 - private record, from the family Bible of Andrew Tucker of Middleborough, now in the possession of Miss Catharine Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.26 - private record, from a family record of Nathaniel Tucker of Middleborough, now in the possession of Miss Catharine Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.27 - private record, from the Snell-Carver family Bible, now in the possession of Francis Carver of Bridgewater

P.R.28 - private record, from a Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Samuel David Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.29 - private record, from a Wood family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Martin Wood of Bridgewater

P.R.30 - private record, from a Benson family Bible, now in the possession of Zeno Benson of Bridgewater

P.R.31 - private record, from the Ephraim Edson family Bible, now in the possession of Zeno Benson of Bridgewater

P.R.32 - private record, from a Leonard family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Samuel L. Leonard of Bridgewater

P.R.33 - private record, from a Bryant family Bible, now in the possession of Charles L. Bryant of Bridgewater

P.R.34 - private record, from the Eleazer Carver family Bible, now in the possession of Calvin B. Carver of Bridgewater

P.R.35 - private record, copied from a memorial of Ephraim Keith's family and now in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society

P.R.36 - private record, from a manuscript of Dr. Nahum Washburn, now in the possession of Miss Clara S. Washburn of Bridgewater

P.R.37 - private record, from a Fobes family Bible, now in the possession of Albert W. Fobes of Bridgewater

P.R.38 - private record, from a Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Wales Hayward of Bridgewater

P.R.39 - private record, from the Daniel L. Hayward family Bible, now in the possession of Wales Hayward of Bridgewater

P.R.40 - private record, from the Daniel Leach family Bible, now in the possession of Wales Hayward of Bridgewater

P.R.41 - private record, from the Washington L. Ames family Bible, now in the possession of Miles S. Ames of Bridgewater

P.R.42 - private record, from a Leach family Bible, now in the possession of Henry Clarence Leach of Bridgewater

P.R.43 - private record, from the Alpheus Leach family Bible, now in the possession of Henry Clarence Leach of Bridgewater

P.R.44 - private record, from a Holmes family Bible, now in the possession of William Holmes of Boston

P.R.45 - private record, from the Laban Fobes family Bible, now in the possession of Fremont J. Turner of Bridgewater

P.R.46 - private record, from the family Bible of Cornelius Holmes 3d, now in the possession of Fremont J. Turner of Bridgewater

P.R.47 - private record, from a Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Oliver Otis Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.48 - private record, from the Simeon M. Bump family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Alexander K. Ripley of Bridgewater

P.R.49 - private record, from the Solomon Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Julia A. Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.50 - private record, from the Levi Leach family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Solomon Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.51 - private record, from a Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Solomon Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.52 - private record, from the Sumner Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Chester P. Keith of Bridgwater

P.R.53 - private record, from the John A. Keith family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Frederick T. LeBaron of Bridgewater

P.R.54 - private record, from the Joseph Hooper family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. George M. Hooper of Bridgewater

P.R.55 - private record, from the Paul Revere family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Lizzie Revere of Bridgewater

P.R.56 - private record, from a Wilbar family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Theodore C. Wilbar of Bridgewater

P.R.57 - private record, from a Burt family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Matthias T. Burt of Bridgewater

P.R.58 - private record, from an Alden family Bible, now in the possession of Joseph Thomas Alden of Bridgewater

P.R.59 - private record, from the family Bible of Caleb Hobart, now in the possession of his son, Artemas Hale Hobart of Bridgewater

P.R.60 - private record, from the family Bible of Thomas Ellis, now in the possession of his grandson, Artemus Hale Hobart of Bridgewater

P.R.61 - private record, from the Charles Jones family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Isaac R. Alden of Bridgewater

P.R.62 - private record, from the family Bible of Caleb Keith, now in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Isaac R. Alden of Bridgewater

P.R.63 - private record, from the James S. Alden family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Isaac R. Alden of Bridgewater

P.R.64 - private record, from a Perkins family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Henry Perkins of Bridgewater

P.R.65 - private record, from a Hall family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Asa E. Copeland of Bridgewater

P.R.66 - private record, from the Isaac Alden family Bible, now in the possession of Elijah F. Andrews of Bridgewater

P.R.67 - private record, from the Benjamin B. Hayward family Bible, now in the possession of Benjamin F. Hayward of Bridgewater

P.R.68 - private record, from a Pierce family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Hannah Wade of Bridgewater

P.R.69 - private record, from a Dunbar family record, now in the possession of Miss Mary Anne Mitchell Dunbar of Bridgewater

P.R.70 - private record, from a Mitchell family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Mary Anne Mitchell Dunbar of Bridgewater

P.R.71 - private record, from the Simon W. Mitchell family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. C.E. Caswell of Bridgewater

P.R.72 - private record, from a Seaver family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary Allen Hewett of Bridgewater

P.R.73 - private record, from the Bela Mitchell family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary Allen Hewett of Bridgewater

P.R.74 - private record, from a Mitchell-Cary family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary Allen Hewett of Bridgewater

P.R.75 - private record, from the George Bassett family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary F. Conant of Bridgewater

P.R.76 - private record, from the Seth Pratt family Bible, now in the possession of Frederick Crane Pratt of Bridgewater

P.R.77 - private record, from the Samuel H. Worcester family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Elizabeth ___ Worcester of Bridgewater

P.R.78 - private record, from a Townsend family Bible, now in the possesssion of John P. Townsend of Bridgewater

P.R.79 - private record, from a Bela Fobes family record, now in the possession of Mrs. Ella Maria Eaton of Bridgewater

P.R.80 - private record, from a Bassett family Bible, now in the possesssion of Nathan A. Bassett of Bridgewater

P.R.81 - private record, from the Spencer Leonard family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Cora C. Leonard of Bridgewater

P.R.82 - private record, from the Richard Whitmore Wilber family Bible, now in the possession of Richard Whitmore Wilber of Bridgewater

P.R.83 - private record, from the William Hooper family Bible, now in the possession of William R. Hooper of Bridgewater

P.R.84 - private record, from the Cyrus Hooper family Bible, now in the possession of William R. Hooper of Bridgewater

P.R.85 - private record, from a Thomas family Bible, now in the possesssion of Mrs. James F. Witherell of Bridgewater

P.R.86 - private record, from the John Crooker family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. James F. Witherell of Bridgewater

P.R.87 - private record, from the Bible of Jemima Leonard, now in the possession of Mrs. Anna W. Bates of Bridgewater

P.R.88 - private record, from the Bible of Seth Washburn, now in the possession of Mrs. Anna W. Bates of Bridgewater

P.R.89 - private record, from a Pratt family Bible, now in the possession of E. Austin Pratt of Bridgewater

P.R.90 - private record, from a Wentworth family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Annie C. E. Wentworth of Bridgewater

P.R.91 - private record, from the Samuel Ward Bates family Bible, now in the possession of Samuel Ward Washburn of Bridgewater

P.R.92 - private record, from the Edward Mitchell family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Samuel Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.93 - private record, from the Caleb Christian family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Lucia L. Christian of Bridgewater

P.R.94 - private record, from the Bible of Mrs. Experience Pratt, now in the possession of Mrs. F.E. Smith of West Somerville

P.R.95 - private record, from the Nahum Stetson family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary L. Stetson of Bridgewater

P.R.96 - private record, from a Hunt-Washburn family Bible, now in the possession of Arthur C. Dyke of Bridgewater

P.R.97 - private record, from the Bible of Elijah Alden, now in the possession of Ebenezer Alden of Campello

P.R.98 - private record, from the Bible of Lewis G. Lowe, now in the possession of Dr. Everett Jones of Brookline

P.R.99 - private record, from the Bible of Seth Wilber, now in the possession of Henry A. Keith of Bridgewater

P.R.100- private record, from a family Bible of Francis Copeland, now in the possession of Mrs. Albert Fobes of Bridgewater

P.R.101- private record, from the Thomas Sherman family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. George W. Chamberlain of Malden

P.R.102- private record, from a notebook of Timothy Fobes of Bridgewater, now in the possession of Henry D. Forbes of Boston and printed in Pilgrim Notes and Queries, volume 2, number 10.

P.R.103- private record, from "Marriages in the Town of Bridgewater previous to its Division", printed in New England Historic and Genealogical Register, volume 21.

P.R.104- private record, from a copy of the town records of Bridgewater, printed in 1889 under the title "Records of John Cary, The first town clerk of Bridgewater, Mass. from 1656 to 1681."

P.R.105- private record, from a diary of Nathan Mitchell, son of Hon. Nathan Mitchell and Anne Cary, kept between 1786 and 1833, now in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society

P.R.106- private record, copied from a record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus and his grandson, Joseph A. Backus, and now in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The record by Joseph A. Backus is of deaths in Titicut, a parish which included parts of Bridgewater and Middleborough

P.R.107- private record, from a framed record in the possession of the New England Histoci Genealogical Society.


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