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Brockton, Massachusetts Vital Records
Births, Marriages, & Deaths 
 to 1850

Order item B510


    The book's full text of 366 pages has been converted to PDF images which are not searchable.  However, the text is large and names are easily located. Priced at $14.95 plus $3.99 shipping & handling charge. (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional disc ordered.)

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     The records of births listed in this book 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, histories, 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 show the difference in the spelling of a name in the same entry and to indicate the maiden name of a wife.

     When places other than Brockton 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. Double dating is used in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the original and also whenever from the sequence of entry in the original the date may be easily determined. 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. All church records have been included.


The town of Brockton, Plymouth County, formerly known as North Bridgewater, was established on June 15, 1821, from a part of Bridgewater.  

January 26, 1825, bounds between North Bridgewater and West Bridgewater were established.

March 28, 1874, the name was authorized to be changed to Brockton.

May 5, 1874, Brockton was adopted as the name.

April 9, 1881, Brockton was incorporated as a city.

The population grew in numbers from 1820, when there were 1,480 residents, to a high in 1910 of 56,878 residents.  

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