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MS Am 716

Boston (Mass.). Town Clerk. Boston (Mass.) Town Clerk marriage certificates, 1754-1757: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 716
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Boston (Mass.). Town Clerk.
Title: Boston (Mass.) Town Clerk marriage certificates,
Date(s): 1754-1757.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (2 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Marriage certificates issued in Boston, 1754-1757.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Mrs. and Miss Clarke; received: 1843 December 18.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Boston (Mass.) Town Clerk Marriage Certificates, 1754-1757 (MS Am 716). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Printed marriage certificate forms (86), signed by Ezekial Goldthwait, town clerk; all dated at Boston. Form explains the steps the matrimonial couple have taken to be joined, including "asking their banns at three publick meetings within the said town as the law directs."

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