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Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800, Worcester County: First Book
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Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800, as Found on the Official Records of Worcester County: First Book. Frederic W. Bailey. Softcover, (1897), repr. 2011, Index., 191 pp.
This book is a reprint, originally published in 1897, of early marriages in Worcester County, Massachusetts, between the years of 1736 and 1787.
Frederic W. Bailey, a prolific publisher of vital records, compiled several books between the years 1896 and 1914. In 1897 he began a series on early Massachusetts marriages, which is believed to be the most complete collection of early Massachusetts marriages ever published. This book, the First Book, covers Worcester County between the years 1736 and 1787. Included are the full names of the bride and groom, the date and town of marriage. There are approximately 4,500 marriages, or 9,000 individuals listed in this First Book.
Towns included: Worcester, Mendon, Uxbridge, Rutland, Dudley, Sturbridge, Lunenburg, Bolton, Upton, Harvard, Leicester, Spencer, Holden, Southborough, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Westminster, Northborough, Leominster, Douglas, New Braintree, Fitchburg, Winchendon, Templeton, Sutton, Lancaster, Hardwick, Oxford, Charlton, Brookfield, Barre, Milford, Athol, Northbridge, Royalston, Berlin, Paxton, and Princeton.