Vital Records of West Newbury, Massachusetts
To the end of the year 1849

Published by The Essex Institute

Salem, Mass., 1918

Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger

The following records of births, marriages and deaths include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc. These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerk's record has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of a wife.
When places other than West Newbury and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. In all records the original spelling of names is followed, and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be examined, as items about the same family may be found under different spellings.

The territory which comprises this town was originally a part of Newbury until Feb. 18, 1819, when it was set off as the town of Parsons. This name was changed on June 14, 1820, to West Newbury.
The population of West Newbury at different periods was as follows:
1820, 1,279. 1895, 1,643.
1830, 1,586. 1900, 1,558.
1840, 1,560. 1905, 1,405.
1850, 1,746. 1915, 1,529.

a. -- age.
abt. - about.
b. - born.
bef. - before.
bet. -- between.
bp. -- baptized.
bur. - buried.
C. R. 1. - church record, First Congregational Church.
C. R. 2. -- church record, Second Congregational Church.
c. R. 3. -- church record, Amesbury Monthly Meeting of Friends.
ch. - child.
chn. -- children.
Co. -- county.
d. - daughter; day; died.
Dea. -- deacon.
dup. - duplicate entry.
G. R. 1. - gravestone record, Walnut Hill Cemetery.
G. R. 2. -- gravestone record, Bridge Street Cemetery.
G. R. 3. -- gravestone record, Merrimac Cemetery.
G. R. 4. -- gravestone record, Rural Cemetery.
G. R. 5. -gravestone record, Crane Neck Hill Cemetery.
G. R. 6. - gravestone record, Friend's Burying place, Turkey Hill road.
G. R. 7. --- gravestone record, Sawyer private burial ground, Indian Hill Street.
G. R. 8. - gravestone record, private burial ground on Goodridge farm, Indian Hill Street.
G. R. 9. - gravestone record, private burial ground on C. W. Ordway farm.
h. -- husband; hour.
inf. -- infant.
int. - intention of marriage.
jr. -- junior.
m. -- male; married; month.
P. R. 1. --- Family record now in possession of James L. Odiorne.
P. R. 2. -- Family record now in possession of Mrs. J. L. Odiorne.
P. R. 3. -- Family record now in possession of Alonzo Jaques.
P. R. 4. --- Family record now in possession of Alonzo P. Jaques.
P. R. 5. - Family record now in possession of Edwin S. Jaques.
P. R. 6. -- Bible record now in possession of Miss Marietta Poore.
P. R. 7. -- Family record now in possession of Miss Harriet N. Hills.
P. R. 8. -- Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Ellen M. (Nelson) Poore.
F. R. 9. -- Family record now in possession of Joshua Hills,
rec. - recorded.
s. - son.
sr.-- senior.
unm. --- unmarried.
w. -- wife; week.
wid. - widow.
widr. -- widower.
y. -- year.

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