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Dover, Massachusetts Vital Records
Births, Deaths, & Marriages 
To the end of 1849

Order item B435
The book is 96 pages, not indexed, names listed alphabetically, soft cover with plastic comb binding. Available for $15.98, plus $3.99, shipping and packing. (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered).

This book contains all the records of births, marriages, and deaths kept by town clerks from the first entry to the end of 1850.  In addition, returns made to the County Court, entries from the register of the First Parish, gravestone inscriptions found in various cemeteries, Bible and family records from private sources, and marriage records from some other towns have been included in this book.

The town of Dover, Norfolk County, was established as a district July 7, 1784, from part of Dedham.
March 7, 1791, bounds between the district of Dover and Dedham were established.
March 31, 1836, the district was made a town.

Population by Census:

1790 (U.S.), 485; 
1800 (U.S.), 511;                                                    1810 (U.S.), 548; 
1820 (U.S.), 548;                                                    1830 (U.S.), 497; 
1840 (U.S.), 520;                                                    1850 (U.S.), 631; 
1855 (State), 745;                                                  1860 (U.S.), 679; 
1865 (State), 616;                                                  1870 (U.S.), 645; 
1875 (State), 650;                                                  1880 (U.S.), 653; 
1885 (State), 664;                                                  1890 (U.S.), 727; 
1895 (State), 668;                                                  1900 (U.S.), 656; 
1905 (State),  636;


1. The fact that a birth, marriage, or death is recorded in Dover does not prove that it occurred in this town; but when places other than Dover and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.

2. In all items from town records the original spelling is followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing in the records.

3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual may be found under different spellings.

4. A baptism is not printed, if it occurs within one year after the recorded date of birth of a child of the same name and parents or if it is clear that the child baptized is identical with the child of the birth record; but variations found in the baptismal record are added to the birth record.

5. The birth of a married woman is recorded under her maiden name, if it is known. But if the maiden name cannot be determined, the entry appears under the husband's name, with a dash enclosed in brackets, i.e., [______], to signify that the maiden name is unknown. If it is not known whether the surname is that of a married or unmarried woman, ? m. is placed in brackets after the Christian name.

6. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention being recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.

7. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used to show variations in the spelling of a name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to separate clauses in the original text.

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