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Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br> (A). ''Inventories of Some Boston Cemeteries'' (Boston, 1990)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30789971 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br> (B). Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, ''Inscriptions and Records of The Old Cemeteries of Boston'' (Boston, 2000), xiii, 914 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44743341 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|981158|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3d}}.<br>Available in an online database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=207 New England Historic Genealogical Society] ($).<br> (C). Charles Chauncey Wells and Suzanne Austin Wells, ''Preachers, Patriots &amp; Plain Folks: Boston's Burying Ground Guide to King's Chapel, Granary, Central'' (Oak Park, Ill., 2004), 288 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55858289 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1223467|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V37wc}}.<br><br>  
 
Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br> (A). ''Inventories of Some Boston Cemeteries'' (Boston, 1990)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30789971 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br> (B). Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, ''Inscriptions and Records of The Old Cemeteries of Boston'' (Boston, 2000), xiii, 914 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44743341 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|981158|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3d}}.<br>Available in an online database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=207 New England Historic Genealogical Society] ($).<br> (C). Charles Chauncey Wells and Suzanne Austin Wells, ''Preachers, Patriots &amp; Plain Folks: Boston's Burying Ground Guide to King's Chapel, Granary, Central'' (Oak Park, Ill., 2004), 288 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55858289 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1223467|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V37wc}}.<br><br>  
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=== Boston Massachusetts Churches  ===
 
=== Boston Massachusetts Churches  ===
  
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The best resource for the vital records of the churches of Boston is Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) on CD [see [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49731596 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1034503|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1547}}]. The transcribers copied all baptisms, marriages, deaths, admissions, and dismissals from all Boston churches established before 1800 where records were found and include the first three parishes of Roxbury. Some transcriptions go beyond 1800. The only church not giving permission for their records to be included was the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (the oldest Catholic Church in New England). This is available online as a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 New England Historic Genealogical Society] ($).<br>  
 
The best resource for the vital records of the churches of Boston is Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) on CD [see [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49731596 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1034503|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1547}}]. The transcribers copied all baptisms, marriages, deaths, admissions, and dismissals from all Boston churches established before 1800 where records were found and include the first three parishes of Roxbury. Some transcriptions go beyond 1800. The only church not giving permission for their records to be included was the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (the oldest Catholic Church in New England). This is available online as a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 New England Historic Genealogical Society] ($).<br>  
  
Another interesting source for early churches is Martin Moore, ''Boston Revival, 1842: A Brief History of the Evangelical Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 1842; rep. Wheaton, Ill., 1980), viii, 148 pp., digital versions of the first edition at [http://archive.org/details/bostonrevival18400moor Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=SnjOAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br> {{anchor|ch001}} 1. '''First Church''', '''Old Church''' or '''Old Brick Church''' [now [http://www.firstchurchboston.org/ '''First Church of Boston''']], 1630.<br>  
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Another interesting source for early churches is Martin Moore, ''Boston Revival, 1842: A Brief History of the Evangelical Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 1842; rep. Wheaton, Ill., 1980), viii, 148 pp., digital versions of the first edition at [http://archive.org/details/bostonrevival18400moor Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=SnjOAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Church_in_Boston Wikipedia] page.<br>
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Use the navigation boxes below to jump to the church you want. Realize that this listing uses the most common historical name of the church. If you do not find the name of the church you seek, then open the search feature in your browser to find the name you want.<br>  
:Locations:<br>
 
::*King Street [''later called State St.''] at the corner of Devonshire St., 1632-1639 [see [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/1stMeetingHouse_KingsBoston1881.png sketch]].<br>
 
::*Cornhill [''later called Washington St.''], 1639-1808. This building burned in 1711 and a new brick church built on the same spot the following year called the '''Old Brick Church''' [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Brick_Church,_built_1712,_demolished_1808_by_unknown_artist_Old_State_House_Museum,_Boston,_MA_-_IMG_6790.JPG painting] of building, 1712-1808]. This building was sold in 1808.<br>
 
::*Chauncey Place, 1808-1868 [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1808_ChauncyPlace_1stChurch_Boston.png sketch]].<br>
 
::*66 Marlborough Street, 1868 to present [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Unitarian_Church,_Marlborough_and_Berkeley_St,_from_Robert_N._Dennis_collection_of_stereoscopic_views.jpg 19th century image] or [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2590347158/ 1920 view]].<br>
 
:Note:<br>
 
::*A fire destroyed its building in 1968, and after it merged with the Old North Church to form '''The First and Second Church of Boston'''.<br>
 
::*Voted to change its name to the '''Society of the First Church in Boston''' in 2005.<br>
 
:Records:<br>
 
::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1630-1882 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=15913263 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>
 
::*First Church - Penn Scholarship disbursement records, 1717-1819 at the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=hua07011 Harvard University Archives].<br>
 
::*List of Presiding Ministers, dates and texts of sermons at First Congregational Church, Boston, 1842-1845 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=31716019 Boston Athenaeum].<br>
 
::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1844-1996 (bulk 1923-1953) at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Collection [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00712 bMS 712].<br>
 
::*First Church, records, 1630-1847, {{FHL|229936|item|disp=FHL film 856693 Item 2, 856694 Item 1, 856697 Item 2}}.<br>
 
::*First Church, accounts, 1711-1788, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Am.2313.<br>
 
::*List of marriages by Benjamin Wadsworth, 6 Apr. 1713 - 25 Mar. 1714, sent to town clerk, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ch.F.7.61.<br>
 
:Online resources:<br>
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>
 
::*[http://www.firstchurchbostonhistory.org/homepage.html#Home Boston's First Church - its Historical Heritage].<br>
 
:Publications:<br>
 
::*William Emerson, ''An Historical Sketch of the First Church in Boston: from its formation to the present period'' (Boston, 1812), [2], 256 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch1812emer Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=lDssAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008587122 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/228669274 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor34wate#page/94/mode/2up 94-96], for 1707.<br>
 
::*Arthur B. Ellis, ''History of the First Church in Boston, 1630-1880'' (Boston, 1881), lxxxviii, 356 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyfirstchu02elligoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=SRYFDFn4dlcC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11106751 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699'' (Boston, 1883; rep. 1908), vii, 281 pp.<br>This volume includes baptisms from the First Congregational Church only.<br>This volume was microfiched by the Family History Library, {{FHL|1155764|item|disp=FHL fiche 6013405-6013407}} and in digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/bostonbirthsbapt00bosto Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=bEEOAAAAIAAJ Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48165 Ancestry] ($). In a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=344&Da=29 American Ancestors] or [http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId=3726298 browse] ($).<br>WorldCat (Other Libraries), [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22157954 1883 ed.], [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4406400 1908 ed.]; {{FHL|1155764|item|disp=FHL fiche 6013405-6013407}}.<br>Sanford Charles Gladden, ''An Index to the Vital Records of Boston, 1630-1699'' ([Boulder, Colo.], 1969), ii. 188 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/78948 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|224667|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V22g}}.<br>
 
::*Anson Titus, "Marriages of Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, A.M., Boston. 1717-1769" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 42 [1888]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto03unkngoog#page/n164/mode/2up 152-155], [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto03unkngoog#page/n266/mode/2up 250-254].<br>
 
::*''Memorials in the First Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1926?), [40] pp., photographs with descriptive text.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32952677 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Richard D. Pierce, ed., ''The Records of The First Church in Boston, 1630-1868'' being vols. 39 to 41 in the ''Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Collections'' (Boston, 1961), 1254 pp.<br>Digital version of Vol. 1 only at [http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/etas/62/ DigitalCommons] for viewing only (this takes a couple minutes to download file) and cannot be saved.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13837314 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Leo W. Collins, ''This is Our Church: The Seven Societies of the First Church in Boston 1630-2005'' (Boston, 2005), iii, 181 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70714028 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
  
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| [[#ch001|First Church (1630)]]
| John Wilson (1632-1667)  
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| [[#ch002|Second Church (1650)]]
| Benjamin Wadsworth (1696-1725)  
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| [[#ch003|Quaker (1661)]]
| Rufus Ellis (1853-1886)
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[#ch004|1st Baptist (1665)]]
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| [[#ch005|Old South (1669)]]
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| [[#ch006|French Huguenot (1686)]]
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| [[#ch007|King's Chapel (1688)]]
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| [[#ch008|Brattle St. (1698)]]
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| [[#ch009|New North (1714)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch010|New South (1719)]]
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| [[#ch011|New Brick (1722)]]
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| [[#ch012|Christ's Church (1722)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch013|Trinity (1728)]]
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| [[#ch014|Arlington St. (1729)]]
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| [[#ch015|Hollis St. (1737)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch016|West (1737)]]
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| [[#ch017|Mather's (1742)]]
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| [[#ch018|2nd Baptist (1743)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch019|Croswell's (1748)]]
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| [[#ch020|Sandermanian (1764)]]
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| [[#ch021|1st Universalist (1785)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch022|Holy Cross (1788)]]
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| [[#ch023|1st Methodist Epis. (1792)]]
 
|  
 
|  
| John Cotton (1633-1652)  
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| Thomas Bridge (1705-1715)  
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| Stopford Wentworth Brooke (1886-1898)
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! colspan="3" | Quick Links to<br>Boston Churches established between 1801 and 1830
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| [[#ch024|1st Christian (1804)]]
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| [[#ch025|African Baptist (1805)]]
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| [[#ch026|Bromfield St. Meth. Epis. (1806)]]
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| [[#ch027|Charles St. Baptist (1807)]]
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| [[#ch028|Park Street (1809)]]
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| [[#ch029|St. Matthew's Epis. (1816)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch030|2nd Universalist (1816)]]
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| [[#ch031|Swedenborg (1818)]]
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| [[#ch032|Union United Methodist (1818)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch033|Hawes Place (1819)]]
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| [[#ch034|Union (1819)]]
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| [[#ch035|St. Augustine's (1819)]]
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| [[#ch036|St. Paul's Episcopal (1820)]]
| John Norton (1656-1663)  
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| [[#ch037|Bulfinch Street (1822)]]
| Thomas Foxcroft (1717-1769)  
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| [[#ch038|Green Street (1823)]]
| James Eells (1898-1905)
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| [[#ch039|Phillips' (1823)]]
| John Davenport (1668-1670)  
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| [[#ch040|12th Congregational (1825)]]
| Charles Chauncey (1727-1787)  
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| [[#ch041|Bowdoin Street (1825)]]
| Charles Edward Park (1906-1946)
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| [[#ch042|13th Congregational (1825)]]
| James Allen (1668-1710)  
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| [[#ch043|Bulfinch Place (1826)]]
| John Clarke (1778-1798)  
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| [[#ch044|Salem Street (1827)]]
| Duncan Howlett (1946-1958)
 
 
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|-
|  
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| [[#ch045|Berkeley Street (1827)]]
| John Oxenbridge (1670-1674)  
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| [[#ch046|South Congregational (1827)]]
| William Emerson (1799-1811)  
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| [[#ch047|Clarendon St. Baptist (1827)]]
| Rhys Williams (1960-2000)
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| [[#ch048|Bethel Church (1828)]]
| Joshua Moody, asst. (1684-1693)  
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| [[#ch049|Mariner's Church (1828)]]
| John Lovejoy Abbott (1813-1814)  
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| [[#ch050|St. Stephen's Epis. (1829)]]
| Stephen Kendrick (2001-20--)
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[#ch051|Grace Church (1829)]]
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| [[#ch052|Broadway Universalist (1830)]]
 
|  
 
|  
| John Bailey, asst. (1693-1697)
 
| Nathaniel L. Frothingham (1815-1850)
 
| Rosemary Lloyd (2005-20--)
 
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch002}} 2. '''Second Church''' or '''North Church''' and latter the '''Old North Church''', 1650-1970.<br>
 
  
:Wikipedia pages: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Church,_Boston Second Church, Boston] (historic church) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Church_in_Boston Second Church in Boston] (last building).<br>  
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| [[#ch053|South Baptist (1831)]]
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| [[#ch054|Church St. Methodist (1834)]]
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| [[#ch055|Free Will Baptist (1834)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch056|Broadway Methodist Epis. (1834)]]
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| [[#ch057|Warren Street (1834)]]
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| [[#ch058|Beacon Universalist (1835)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch059|Central (1835)]]
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| [[#ch060|1st Free Church (1835)]]
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| [[#ch061|North Baptist (1835)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch062|Church of Our Father (1835)]]
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| [[#ch063|St. Mary's (1836)]]
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| [[#ch064|St. Patrick's (1836)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch065|Maverick (1837)]]
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| [[#ch066|Free Church of St. Mary (1837)]]
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| [[#ch067|Suffolk St. Unitarian (1837)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch068|Columbus Ave. African Meth. Epis. (1838)]]
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| [[#ch069|N. Russell St. Meth. Epis. (1839)]]
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| [[#ch070|Harvard St. Baptist (1839)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch071|Tremont St. Baptist (1839)]]
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| [[#ch072|Chardon St. Chapel (1839)]]
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| [[#ch073|Zion Evangelical Luth. (1839)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch074|Bowdoin Sq. Baptist (1840)]]
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| [[#ch075|E. Boston Universalist (1840)]]
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| [[#ch076|German Reformed (1840)]]
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| [[#ch077|Church of the Disciples (1841)]]
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| [[#ch078|Garden Street (1841)]]
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| [[#ch079|Mount Vernon (1842)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch080|Meridan St. Meth. Epis. (1842)]]
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| [[#ch081|Richmond St. Meth. Epis. (1842)]]
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| [[#ch082|West Universalist (1843)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch083|Church of the Messiah (1843)]]
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| [[#ch084|3rd Christian (1843)]]
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| [[#ch085|Central Sq. Baptist (1844)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch086|Leyden (1844)]]
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| [[#ch087|St. Peter &amp; St. Paul (1844)]]
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| [[#ch088|St. Stephen's Catholic (1844)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch089|Church of the Advent (1844)]]
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| [[#ch090|Messiah (1844)]]
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| [[#ch091|Pilgrim Congregational (1844)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch092|Holy Trinity (1844)]]
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| [[#ch093|Most Holy Redeemer (1844)]]
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| [[#ch094|Union Baptist (1845)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch095|Church of the Saviour (1845)]]
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| [[#ch096|Broadway Church (1845)]]
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| [[#ch097|Payson Church (1845)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch098|Boston Bapt. Bethel (1845)]]
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| [[#ch099|South Universalist (1845)]]
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| [[#ch100|Universalist Free (1845)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch101|Seamen's Chapel (1845)]]
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| [[#ch102|Shawmut Avenue (1845)]]
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| [[#ch103|Indiana Street (1845)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch104|28th Congregational (1846)]]
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| [[#ch105|1st Presbyterian (1846)]]
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| [[#ch106|1st Ind. Irish Prot. (1846)]]
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<br><br> {{anchor|ch001}} 1. '''First Church''', '''Old Church''' or '''Old Brick Church''' [now [http://www.firstchurchboston.org/ '''First Church of Boston''']], 1630.<br>
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Church_in_Boston Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*North Square [''called Church Square in 1732''] in the North End, 1650-1776 [see [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2885404820 sketch]].<br>Burned in 1676, rebuilt on old site, British troops tear down building for firewood in 1776.<br>  
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::*King Street [''later called State St.''] at the corner of Devonshire St., 1632-1639 [see [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/1stMeetingHouse_KingsBoston1881.png sketch]].<br>  
::*Middle Street [''became part of Hanover Street in 1824''] in the North End, 1779-1849.<br>This was formerly the church for the '''Seventh Church''' or so-called '''New Brick Church''' and became the '''Old North Church'''.<br>
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::*Cornhill [''later called Washington St.''], 1639-1808. This building burned in 1711 and a new brick church built on the same spot the following year called the '''Old Brick Church''' [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Brick_Church,_built_1712,_demolished_1808_by_unknown_artist_Old_State_House_Museum,_Boston,_MA_-_IMG_6790.JPG painting] of building, 1712-1808]. This building was sold in 1808.<br>  
::*Freeman Place on Beacon Hill, 1849-1854.<br>
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::*Chauncey Place, 1808-1868 [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1808_ChauncyPlace_1stChurch_Boston.png sketch]].<br>  
::*Bedford Street in the Financial District, 1854-1872.<br>  
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::*66 Marlborough Street, 1868 to present [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Unitarian_Church,_Marlborough_and_Berkeley_St,_from_Robert_N._Dennis_collection_of_stereoscopic_views.jpg 19th century image] or [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2590347158/ 1920 view]].<br>  
::*Boylston Street at Copley Square, 1874-1914.<br>  
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:Note:<br>  
::*874 Beacon Street on the corner with Park Drive, 1914-1970.<br>
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::*A fire destroyed its building in 1968, and after it merged with the Old North Church to form '''The First and Second Church of Boston'''.<br>  
:Notes:<br>  
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::*Voted to change its name to the '''Society of the First Church in Boston''' in 2005.<br>  
::*Some members left to form the '''New North Church''' in 1714.<br>  
 
::*A group of Old Light members led by Samuel Mather seceded in 1742 to form the '''Tenth Church'''. When their pastor died in 1785, they rejoined this church.<br>
 
::*Congregation invited to combined services at the '''New Brick Church''' (''i.e. '''Seventh Church''' '') after British troops destroyed the Old North Church in 1776.<br>
 
::*This church merged with the '''Seventh Church''' [or so-called '''New Brick Church'''] to be called the '''Old North Church''' in 1779.<br>
 
::*Church shifts to Unitarian doctrine in 1802.<br>
 
::*Church building demolished in 1844 and rebuilt on the same site in 1845 and called The Second Church.<br>
 
::*Church purchased the '''Freeman Place Chapel''' and moved there. They sold their Hanover Street building to a Methodist congregation.<br>  
 
::*Church merged with the '''Church of Our Savior''' and moved into their building on Bedford Street in 1854. They sold the Freeman Place building.<br>
 
::*Church on Bedford Street dismantled, the land sold, and reassembled the building with slight modifications in Copley Square that opened in 1874.<br>
 
::*Brought property at the corner of Beacon Street and Park Drive in 1913 and built a church in 1914.<br>
 
::*The Second Church joined the '''First Church''' to form '''The First and Second Church of Boston''' in 1970.<br>  
 
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*A note in the earliest original book state that after 23 years of existence, the church had yet to get a record book and that this sad state of affairs was impossible to restore it to a desirable record. The contemporary records begin in 1673.<br>  
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::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1630-1882 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=15913263 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>  
::*The church vital records from 1741 to 1768 were lost during the Revolutionary War according to Worthley, but most seem present.<br>  
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::*First Church - Penn Scholarship disbursement records, 1717-1819 at the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=hua07011 Harvard University Archives].<br>  
::*Second Church (Boston, Mass.), Records, 1650-1970, held at the [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0006 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>  
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::*List of Presiding Ministers, dates and texts of sermons at First Congregational Church, Boston, 1842-1845 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=31716019 Boston Athenaeum].<br>  
::*John Lathrop, account book, 1780-1802, minister of the Second Church, held by the [http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=%7Clibrary/m/aleph%7C000602939 Baker Library], Harvard Business School.<br>  
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::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1844-1996 (bulk 1923-1953) at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Collection [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00712 bMS 712].<br>  
::*Second Church, records, 1676-1816, {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 856699 Item 2}}.<br>  
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::*First Church, records, 1630-1847, {{FHL|229936|item|disp=FHL film 856693 Item 2, 856694 Item 1, 856697 Item 2}}.<br>
:Online:<br>  
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::*First Church, accounts, 1711-1788, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Am.2313.<br>
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::*List of marriages by Benjamin Wadsworth, 6 Apr. 1713 - 25 Mar. 1714, sent to town clerk, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ch.F.7.61.<br>  
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:Online resources:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
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::*[http://www.firstchurchbostonhistory.org/homepage.html#Home Boston's First Church - its Historical Heritage].<br>
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Richard Mather, John Cotton, and James Allen, ''A platform of church-discipline;&nbsp;: gathered out of the Word of God; and agreed upon by the elders and messengers of the churches assembled in the Synod at Cambridge in N.E.&nbsp;: To be presented to the churches &amp; General Court for their consideration &amp; acceptance in the Lord, the 8th. month, anno. 1649'' (1649; rep. Boston, 1701, by the Second Church), [26], 64, [6] pp.<br>Digital transcription [https://firstchurchboxford.org/~firstch1/1cc/documents/The_Cambridge_Platform_-_A_Platform_of_Church_Discipline.pdf online].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/154939287 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*William Emerson, ''An Historical Sketch of the First Church in Boston: from its formation to the present period'' (Boston, 1812), [2], 256 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch1812emer Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=lDssAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008587122 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/228669274 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Henry Ware, ''Two Discourses containing the History of the Old North and New Brick Churches, united as the Second Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1821), 61 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/twodiscoursesco00waregoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=eUssAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27700614 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor34wate#page/94/mode/2up 94-96], for 1707.<br>
::*''Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Library of the Second Church, 1832'' (Boston, 1832), 17 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49290603 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Arthur B. Ellis, ''History of the First Church in Boston, 1630-1880'' (Boston, 1881), lxxxviii, 356 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyfirstchu02elligoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=SRYFDFn4dlcC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11106751 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Chandler Robbins, ''A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston: to which is added a History of the New Brick Church'' (Boston, 1852), viii, 320 pp.<br>Admissions and baptisms on pp. 226-291.<br>Digital versions available at [http://archive.org/details/historyofsecon00robb Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=itoxAQAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1440474 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180902|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2rc}}.<br>  
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::*''Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699'' (Boston, 1883; rep. 1908), vii, 281 pp.<br>This volume includes baptisms from the First Congregational Church only.<br>This volume was microfiched by the Family History Library, {{FHL|1155764|item|disp=FHL fiche 6013405-6013407}} and in digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/bostonbirthsbapt00bosto Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=bEEOAAAAIAAJ Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48165 Ancestry] ($). In a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=344&Da=29 American Ancestors] or [http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId=3726298 browse] ($).<br>WorldCat (Other Libraries), [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22157954 1883 ed.], [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4406400 1908 ed.]; {{FHL|1155764|item|disp=FHL fiche 6013405-6013407}}.<br>Sanford Charles Gladden, ''An Index to the Vital Records of Boston, 1630-1699'' ([Boulder, Colo.], 1969), ii. 188 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/78948 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|224667|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V22g}}.<br>  
::*''Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Library'' (Boston, 1854), 56 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51339582 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Anson Titus, "Marriages of Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, A.M., Boston. 1717-1769" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 42 [1888]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto03unkngoog#page/n164/mode/2up 152-155], [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto03unkngoog#page/n266/mode/2up 250-254].<br>  
::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor34wate#page/94/mode/2up 94-96], for 1701 and 1715.<br>  
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::*''Memorials in the First Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1926?), [40] pp., photographs with descriptive text.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32952677 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Francis H. Brown, ''The Historical and Other Records Belonging to the Second Church in Boston'' ([Boston, 1888]), 12 pp.<br>Digital version available at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009832047 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45639891 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Richard D. Pierce, ed., ''The Records of The First Church in Boston, 1630-1868'' being vols. 39 to 41 in the ''Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Collections'' (Boston, 1961), 1254 pp.<br>Digital version of Vol. 1 only at [http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/etas/62/ DigitalCommons] for viewing only (this takes a couple minutes to download file) and cannot be saved.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13837314 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*George Henry Eager, ''Historical Sketch of the Second Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1894), 43 pp.<br>Digital Version available at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch1894eage Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4400135 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Leo W. Collins, ''This is Our Church: The Seven Societies of the First Church in Boston 1630-2005'' (Boston, 2005), iii, 181 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70714028 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''Three Centuries of Christian Church Life, 1649-1949'' ([Boston], 1949), 13 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32963116 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
::*John Nicholls Booth, ''The Story of the Second Church in Boston, the original Old North; including the Old North Church Mystery'' (Boston, 1959), 92 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4861019 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
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| Joshua Moody, asst. (1684-1693)  
| Eugene Rodman Shippen (1920-1929)  
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| John Lovejoy Abbott (1813-1814)  
| John K. Hammon (1964-1970)
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| Stephen Kendrick (2001-20--)
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch003}} 3. '''Quaker Meetinghouse''', 1661-1808, 1870-present.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch002}} 2. '''Second Church''' or '''North Church''' and latter the '''Old North Church''', 1650-1970.<br>  
  
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:Wikipedia pages: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Church,_Boston Second Church, Boston] (historic church) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Church_in_Boston Second Church in Boston] (last building).<br>
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*Brattle Street on the part that was later called Brattle Square, to ca. 1710.<br>The Society of Friends met in Boston as early as 1664. They built the first brick meeting house in Boston in 1694.<br>  
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::*North Square [''called Church Square in 1732''] in the North End, 1650-1776 [see [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2885404820 sketch]].<br>Burned in 1676, rebuilt on old site, British troops tear down building for firewood in 1776.<br>  
::*Leverett's Lane [''also called Quaker Lane and later became Congress Street''], ca. 1710-1808.<br>  
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::*Middle Street [''became part of Hanover Street in 1824''] in the North End, 1779-1849.<br>This was formerly the church for the '''Seventh Church''' or so-called '''New Brick Church''' and became the '''Old North Church'''.<br>
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::*Freeman Place on Beacon Hill, 1849-1854.<br>
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::*Bedford Street in the Financial District, 1854-1872.<br>
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::*Boylston Street at Copley Square, 1874-1914.<br>
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::*874 Beacon Street on the corner with Park Drive, 1914-1970.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*Their meeting house was burned in the Great Fire of 1760 and they rebuilt on the same site.<br>  
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::*Some members left to form the '''New North Church''' in 1714.<br>
::*They voted to "laid down" in 1808, though they met informally at Milton Place (in 1847).<br>  
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::*A group of Old Light members led by Samuel Mather seceded in 1742 to form the '''Tenth Church'''. When their pastor died in 1785, they rejoined this church.<br>
::*The Boston meeting was officially restarted in 1870 and became a Monthly Meeting in 1883.<br>  
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::*Congregation invited to combined services at the '''New Brick Church''' (''i.e. '''Seventh Church''' '') after British troops destroyed the Old North Church in 1776.<br>
::*Boston Monthly Meeting merged into the Cambridge Monthly Meeting in 1944.<br>  
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::*This church merged with the '''Seventh Church''' [or so-called '''New Brick Church'''] to be called the '''Old North Church''' in 1779.<br>
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::*Church shifts to Unitarian doctrine in 1802.<br>
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::*Church building demolished in 1844 and rebuilt on the same site in 1845 and called The Second Church.<br>  
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::*Church purchased the '''Freeman Place Chapel''' and moved there. They sold their Hanover Street building to a Methodist congregation.<br>
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::*Church merged with the '''Church of Our Savior''' and moved into their building on Bedford Street in 1854. They sold the Freeman Place building.<br>
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::*Church on Bedford Street dismantled, the land sold, and reassembled the building with slight modifications in Copley Square that opened in 1874.<br>  
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::*Brought property at the corner of Beacon Street and Park Drive in 1913 and built a church in 1914.<br>  
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::*The Second Church joined the '''First Church''' to form '''The First and Second Church of Boston''' in 1970.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Boston Working Group, 1661-1707;<br>
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::*A note in the earliest original book state that after 23 years of existence, the church had yet to get a record book and that this sad state of affairs was impossible to restore it to a desirable record. The contemporary records begin in 1673.<br>  
::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1707-1792;<br>
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::*The church vital records from 1741 to 1768 were lost during the Revolutionary War according to Worthley, but most seem present.<br>  
::*Boston Working Group, 1792-1808;<br>
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::*Second Church (Boston, Mass.), Records, 1650-1970, held at the [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0006 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>  
::*Boston Working Group, 1870-1879; and<br>
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::*John Lathrop, account book, 1780-1802, minister of the Second Church, held by the [http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=%7Clibrary/m/aleph%7C000602939 Baker Library], Harvard Business School.<br>  
::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1879-1883 are<br>All part of the Salem Monthly Meeting records held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>  
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::*Second Church, records, 1676-1816, {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 856699 Item 2}}.<br>  
::*Boston Monthly Meeting, 1883-1944, held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>  
 
::*Friends' Meeting House, account of losses in fire in 1760, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Am.1809(45).
 
:Publications:<br>
 
::*George Selleck, ''Quakers in Boston, 1656-1964: Three Centuries of Friends in Boston and Cambridge'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1976), xii, 349 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3185998 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|383731|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2sg}}.<br>
 
::*Richard D. Stattler, ''Guide to the Records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in New England'' ([Providence, R.I.], 1997), iv, 113 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45195875 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|686253|item|disp=FHL book 974 K2sr}}.<br>
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch004}} 4. '''Annabaptist Church''' or [http://www.firstbaptistchurchofboston.org '''First Baptist Church'''], 1665.<br>
 
 
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Baptist_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
::*The group first met usually at the home of Thomas Gould, the first pastor, in Charlestown [''not then part of Boston''] and later at his place on Noodle's Island [''now East Boston''], 1665-1679.
 
::*The first meetinghouse built off from Back Street on the shore of the Mill Pond in the North End [''later it became Stillman Street''], 1679-1771.<br>
 
::*They built a larger structure on the same site, 1771-1829.<br>
 
::*They built a brick church on Hanover Street at the corner of Union Street, 1829-1854.<br>
 
::*They moved to a brick building on Somerset Street on Beacon Hill, 1854-1877.<br>
 
::*They moved to the '''Suffolk Street Chapel''' at the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Rutland Street in the South End, 1877-1882.<br>
 
::*They moved to the church at 110 Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of Clarendon Street, 1882-present.<br>
 
:Notes:<br>
 
::*This church was formed by two women and seven men in Charlestown in 1665.<br>
 
::*Its doors were ordered nailed shut in 1680 by order of the Governor and Council for a week.<br>
 
::*Its pastor Samuel Stillman help to establish Rhode Island College [''now Brown University''] and the first Baptist Missionary Society in America [''now The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts''] in 1764.<br>
 
::*First African Church [''now the People's Baptist Church in Roxbury''] gathered here in 1805.<br>
 
::*Established a sabbath school in 1816.<br>
 
::*Found the Newton Theological School [''now the Andover Newton Theological School''] in 1825.<br>
 
::*The congregation sold their church to a new congregation that formed in South Boston and the building was floated over to its new location in 1829.<br>
 
::*The '''Shawmut Avenue Baptist Church''' merged with this church in 1877.<br>
 
::*The church bought its present building from the Brattle Square Unitarian Society who had it constructed in 1872.<br>
 
:Records:<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1960, held by [http://anew.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49/ Andover Newton Theological School], Newton, Mass., Mss. 1986-2 [''search catalog with church as author''], and six microfilmed subsets of this collection.<br>  
 
::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1879, {{FHL|277649|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 6}}.<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, record book, 1665-1797 (microfilm), 217 leaves, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36674691 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48010039 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, records, 1771-1960 (microfilm), held by the [http://abhsarchives.org/docs/Colgate_Original.pdf American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library], Mercer University, Atlanta, Ga.<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1838, transcription by James S. Loring in 1848 of the list of members with baptisms and deaths, held by [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=50024420 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>  
 
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*James M. Winchell, ''Jubilee Sermon: Two Discourses Exhibiting an Historical Sketch of the First Baptist Church in Boston from its First Formation in Charlestown 1655 to the Beginning of 1818 (Boston, 1819), 47 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15569613 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>''
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::*Richard Mather, John Cotton, and James Allen, ''A platform of church-discipline;&nbsp;: gathered out of the Word of God; and agreed upon by the elders and messengers of the churches assembled in the Synod at Cambridge in N.E.&nbsp;: To be presented to the churches &amp; General Court for their consideration &amp; acceptance in the Lord, the 8th. month, anno. 1649'' (1649; rep. Boston, 1701, by the Second Church), [26], 64, [6] pp.<br>Digital transcription [https://firstchurchboxford.org/~firstch1/1cc/documents/The_Cambridge_Platform_-_A_Platform_of_Church_Discipline.pdf online].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/154939287 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1839), 36 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36725203 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Henry Ware, ''Two Discourses containing the History of the Old North and New Brick Churches, united as the Second Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1821), 61 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/twodiscoursesco00waregoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=eUssAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27700614 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1843), 36 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18891591 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Library of the Second Church, 1832'' (Boston, 1832), 17 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49290603 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1853), 36 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=YgoXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39323489 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Chandler Robbins, ''A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston: to which is added a History of the New Brick Church'' (Boston, 1852), viii, 320 pp.<br>Admissions and baptisms on pp. 226-291.<br>Digital versions available at [http://archive.org/details/historyofsecon00robb Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=itoxAQAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1440474 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180902|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2rc}}.<br>
::*''Historical Sketch of the First Baptist Church, Boston: With the Church covenant, articles of faith, and a list of present members'' (Boston, 1891), 64 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13047440 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Library'' (Boston, 1854), 56 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51339582 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Nathan E. Wood, ''The History of the First Baptist Church of Boston'' (Philadelphia, 1899), x, 378 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyfirstbap01woodgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=qFwYwvjornAC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2222240 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180735|item|disp=FHL film 1320779 Item 3}}.<br>  
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::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor34wate#page/94/mode/2up 94-96], for 1701 and 1715.<br>
::*John W. Brush, ''Legacy of Faith: A Short History of the First Baptist Church of Boston'' (Groveland, Mass., 1965), 68 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9628542 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Francis H. Brown, ''The Historical and Other Records Belonging to the Second Church in Boston'' ([Boston, 1888]), 12 pp.<br>Digital version available at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009832047 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45639891 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*George Henry Eager, ''Historical Sketch of the Second Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1894), 43 pp.<br>Digital Version available at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch1894eage Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4400135 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*''Three Centuries of Christian Church Life, 1649-1949'' ([Boston], 1949), 13 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32963116 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*John Nicholls Booth, ''The Story of the Second Church in Boston, the original Old North; including the Old North Church Mystery'' (Boston, 1959), 92 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4861019 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
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| Nathan Eusebius Wood (1894-1899)  
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| Milton P. Ryder (1982-2001)
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<br> {{anchor|ch005}} 5. '''Third Church''' or '''South Church''' [now called [http://www.oldsouth.org/ '''Old South Church in Boston'''] officially or the '''New Old North Church'''], 1669.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch003}} 3. '''Quaker Meetinghouse''', 1661-1808, 1870-present.<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_South_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>
 
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*Cedar Meeting House, 1670-1729.<br>This was on Marlborough Street [''between Summer and School Streets and became part of Washington Street in 1824 at the corner of Milk Street''']. This building was torn down as it was no longer big enough, and the new brick meeting house (below) constructed on the same spot.<br>  
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::*Brattle Street on the part that was later called Brattle Square, to ca. 1710.<br>The Society of Friends met in Boston as early as 1664. They built the first brick meeting house in Boston in 1694.<br>  
::*[http://www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org/default.aspx Old South Meeting House], 1729-1875.<br>  
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::*Leverett's Lane [''also called Quaker Lane and later became Congress Street''], ca. 1710-1808.<br>  
::*645 Boylston Street (at the corner of Dartmouth St.) on Copley Square, 1875-present.<br>  
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:Notes:<br>  
:Note:<br>  
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::*Their meeting house was burned in the Great Fire of 1760 and they rebuilt on the same site.<br>  
::*This church was organized by twenty-eight members from the First Church who believed in the Halfway Covenant in 1669.<br>  
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::*They voted to "laid down" in 1808, though they met informally at Milton Place (in 1847).<br>  
::*This congregation occupied King's Chapel from 1777 to 1782 during the Revolutionary War when that church's ministers fled.<br>  
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::*The Boston meeting was officially restarted in 1870 and became a Monthly Meeting in 1883.<br>  
::*This church joined with the Park Street Church to form the City Mission Society for the purpose of serving the city's poor in 1816. These records are held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-cms Congregational Library, RG 1031], Boston.<br>  
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::*Boston Monthly Meeting merged into the Cambridge Monthly Meeting in 1944.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Old South Church, Records, 1669-1997, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bosc Congregational Library].<br>Old South Church, records, 1669-1875, {{FHL|277700|item|disp=FHL film 856694 Item 2}}.<br>  
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::*Boston Working Group, 1661-1707;<br>
:Online:<br>  
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::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1707-1792;<br>  
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>
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::*Boston Working Group, 1792-1808;<br>  
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::*Boston Working Group, 1870-1879; and<br>  
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::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1879-1883 are<br>All part of the Salem Monthly Meeting records held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>
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::*Boston Monthly Meeting, 1883-1944, held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>
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::*Friends' Meeting House, account of losses in fire in 1760, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Am.1809(45).  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*John Hull, "Narrative of the separation of the Old South (Third) Church from the First Church, 1670's".<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54532243 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*George Selleck, ''Quakers in Boston, 1656-1964: Three Centuries of Friends in Boston and Cambridge'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1976), xii, 349 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3185998 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|383731|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2sg}}.<br>  
::*Benjamin B. Wisner, ''History of the Old South Church'' (Boston, 1830) [''in four sermons''], 122 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout1830wisn Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=kYMsAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4151841 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 1698203 Item 7}}.<br>  
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::*Richard D. Stattler, ''Guide to the Records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in New England'' ([Providence, R.I.], 1997), iv, 113 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45195875 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|686253|item|disp=FHL book 974 K2sr}}.<br>
::*''The Confession of Faith and Form of Covenant, of the Old South Church, in Boston, Massachusetts, with Lists of the Founders, the Pastors, the Ruling Elders and Deacons, and the Members'' (Boston, 1841) [''earlier and later editions'''], 88 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/confessionoffait00olds Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=q60qOUzyxwUC Google Books] (1855 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/810112054 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*''List of Pastors, Officers, and Members of the Old South Church, in Boston, June 1, 1870: also, a list of members admitted since January 1, 1855'' (Boston, 1870), 34 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8420818 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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<br> {{anchor|ch004}} 4. '''Annabaptist Church''' or [http://www.firstbaptistchurchofboston.org '''First Baptist Church'''], 1665.<br>  
::*Elizabeth Putnam Sohier, ''History of the Old South Church of Boston'' (Boston, 1876), 73 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5910139 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Everett W. Burdett, ''History of the Old South Meeting-House in Boston'' (Boston, 1877), 106 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyoldsouth01burdgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=QXURAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4392518 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''An Historical Catalogue of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston'' (Boston, 1883).<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalcatalo00olds Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com?id=AjYvhIFuRhUC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/263035303 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|256715|item|disp=FHL film 476882}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*Hamilton A. Hill, ''History of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston 1669-1884'' (Boston, 1890), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout01hill v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout02hill v. 2]) and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=QNcMAAAAYAAJ v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=EuSVOPIwcosC v. 2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11488736 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|178686|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2h (off-site) or film 1698141 Item 15}}.<br>
 
::*Richard B. Stanley, ''Old South Church in Boston: its history in outline, 1669-1927'' (Boston, 1927?), 29 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12540120 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''History of the Old South Church of Boston'' (Boston?, 1929), 71 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11899022 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
  
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::*The group first met usually at the home of Thomas Gould, the first pastor, in Charlestown [''not then part of Boston''] and later at his place on Noodle's Island [''now East Boston''], 1665-1679.
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::*The first meetinghouse built off from Back Street on the shore of the Mill Pond in the North End [''later it became Stillman Street''], 1679-1771.<br>
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::*They built a larger structure on the same site, 1771-1829.<br>
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::*They built a brick church on Hanover Street at the corner of Union Street, 1829-1854.<br>
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::*They moved to a brick building on Somerset Street on Beacon Hill, 1854-1877.<br>
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::*They moved to the '''Suffolk Street Chapel''' at the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Rutland Street in the South End, 1877-1882.<br>
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::*They moved to the church at 110 Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of Clarendon Street, 1882-present.<br>
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:Notes:<br>
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::*This church was formed by two women and seven men in Charlestown in 1665.<br>
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::*Its doors were ordered nailed shut in 1680 by order of the Governor and Council for a week.<br>
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::*Its pastor Samuel Stillman help to establish Rhode Island College [''now Brown University''] and the first Baptist Missionary Society in America [''now The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts''] in 1764.<br>
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::*First African Church [''now the People's Baptist Church in Roxbury''] gathered here in 1805.<br>
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::*Established a sabbath school in 1816.<br>
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::*Found the Newton Theological School [''now the Andover Newton Theological School''] in 1825.<br>
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::*The congregation sold their church to a new congregation that formed in South Boston and the building was floated over to its new location in 1829.<br>
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::*The '''Shawmut Avenue Baptist Church''' merged with this church in 1877.<br>
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::*The church bought its present building from the Brattle Square Unitarian Society who had it constructed in 1872.<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1960, held by [http://anew.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49/ Andover Newton Theological School], Newton, Mass., Mss. 1986-2 [''search catalog with church as author''], and six microfilmed subsets of this collection.<br>
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::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1879, {{FHL|277649|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 6}}.<br>
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::*First Baptist Church, record book, 1665-1797 (microfilm), 217 leaves, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36674691 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48010039 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>
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::*First Baptist Church, records, 1771-1960 (microfilm), held by the [http://abhsarchives.org/docs/Colgate_Original.pdf American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library], Mercer University, Atlanta, Ga.<br>
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::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1838, transcription by James S. Loring in 1848 of the list of members with baptisms and deaths, held by [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=50024420 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>
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:Online:<br>
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::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>
 +
:Publications:<br>
 +
::*James M. Winchell, ''Jubilee Sermon: Two Discourses Exhibiting an Historical Sketch of the First Baptist Church in Boston from its First Formation in Charlestown 1655 to the Beginning of 1818 (Boston, 1819), 47 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15569613 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>''
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::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1839), 36 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36725203 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1843), 36 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18891591 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1853), 36 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=YgoXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39323489 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*''Historical Sketch of the First Baptist Church, Boston: With the Church covenant, articles of faith, and a list of present members'' (Boston, 1891), 64 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13047440 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Nathan E. Wood, ''The History of the First Baptist Church of Boston'' (Philadelphia, 1899), x, 378 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyfirstbap01woodgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=qFwYwvjornAC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2222240 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180735|item|disp=FHL film 1320779 Item 3}}.<br>
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::*John W. Brush, ''Legacy of Faith: A Short History of the First Baptist Church of Boston'' (Groveland, Mass., 1965), 68 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9628542 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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| Jacob M. Manning (1857-1882)
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| Samuel Willard (1678-1707)  
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| Thomas Gould (1665-1675)  
| John Hunt (1771-1775)  
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| Francis Wayland Jr. (1821-1827)  
| George Angier Gordon (1884-1927)
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| Herbert S. Johnson (1938-1940)
 
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| Ebenezer Pemberton (1700-1717)  
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| John Russell Jr. (1679-1680)  
| Joseph Eckley (1779-1811)  
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| Cyrus Pitt Grosvenor (1827-1830)  
| Russell Henry Stafford (1927-1945)
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| Harry Howard Kruener (1940-1948)
 
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| Joseph Sewall (1713-1769)  
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| Isaac Hull (1682-1689, 1694-1699)  
| Joshua Huntington (1808-1819)  
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| William Hague (1831-1837)  
| Frederick M. Meek (1946-1973)
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| John U. Miller (1949-1956)
 
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| Thomas Prince (1718-1758)  
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| John Emblem (1684-1699)  
| Benjamin B. Wisner (1821-1832)  
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| Rollin Heber Neale (1837-1877)  
| James W. Crawford (1974-2002)
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| Edward L. Gunther (1958-1961)
 
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| Alexander Cumming (1761-1763)  
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| Ellis Callender (1708-1726)  
| Samuel H. Stearns (1834-1836)  
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| Cephas Bennett Crane (1878-1894)  
| Nancy S. Taylor (2005-20--)
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| Charles W. Griffin (1961-1970)
 
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| Samuel Blair (1766-1769)  
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| Elisha Callender (1718-1738)  
| George W. Blagden (1836-1872)  
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| Philip Stafford Moxom (1894-1899)
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| J. Walter Sillen (1971-1981)
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| Nathan Eusebius Wood (1894-1899)  
<br> {{anchor|ch006}} 6. '''French Huguenot Church''', 1686-1748/1764.
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| Milton P. Ryder (1982-2001)
 
 
:Locations:
 
::*Boston offered the use of the Boston Latin School on School Street for as long as they needed, 1685-1715.<br>
 
::*They purchased land on School Street in 1704 but were not allowed to build their church until 1715.<br>
 
:Note:<br>
 
::*They sold their building to the Eleventh Congregational Church in 1748 as there were only seven congregants left.<br>
 
::*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Huguenots_plaque,_Boston,_MA_-_IMG_6664.JPG Commemorative plaque] about their church [''no location given''].<br>
 
:Records:<br>
 
::*No extant records.<br>
 
:Publications:<br>
 
::*Abiel Holmes, ''Memoir of the French Protestants, who Settled at Oxford, Massachusetts, A.D. 1686; with a Sketch of the Entire History of the Protestants of France'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1826), iv, 84 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://www.kouroo.info/kouroo/transclusions/18/26/1826_Huguenots.pdf online].<br>Reprinted in ''Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society'', 3rd Series, 2 [1830]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=0r8TAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1 1-83].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2202649 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*E. T. Fisher, trans., ''Report of a French Protestant Refugee, in Boston, 1687'' (Brooklyn, 1868), 42 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/reportoffrenchpr00fish Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=c2xHAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12027639 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Charles C. Smith, "The French Protestants in Boston" in Justin Windsor, ed., ''Memorial History of Boston'' (Boston, 1880-1881), [http://books.google.com/books?id=U0AOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA249 2: 249-268].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/978152 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|191622|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2wj or film 1036727}} (with digital link).<br>
 
::*Charles W. Baird, ''History of the Huguenot Emigration to America'' (New York, 1885; rep. Baltimore, 1966), 2: [http://archive.org/stream/cihm_07410#page/n235/mode/2up 220-254].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/421483 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1966 ed.); {{FHL|112854|item|disp=FHL book 973 F2hb}} (1966 ed., with digital link) and {{FHL|129079|item|disp=FHL film 496568}}.<br>
 
::*Worthington C. Ford, "Ezechiel Carre and the French Church in Boston" in ''Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society'', 52 [1918-1919]: 121-132.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1695300 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1264031|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 C4p}}.<br>
 
::*Percival Merritt, "The French Protestant Church in Boston" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Transactions'', 26 [1927]: 323-347, and published privately in 1927.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1564125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|481450|item|disp=FHL film 844531}}.<br>
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch007}} 7. [http://www.kings-chapel.org/ '''King's Chapel'''], 1688.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch005}} 5. '''Third Church''' or '''South Church''' [now called [http://www.oldsouth.org/ '''Old South Church in Boston'''] officially or the '''New Old North Church'''], 1669.<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_South_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>  
:Location:<br>  
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:Locations:<br>  
::*58 Tremont Street at the corner with School Street has been its only location.<br>  
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::*Cedar Meeting House, 1670-1729.<br>This was on Marlborough Street [''between Summer and School Streets and became part of Washington Street in 1824 at the corner of Milk Street''']. This building was torn down as it was no longer big enough, and the new brick meeting house (below) constructed on the same spot.<br>
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::*[http://www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org/default.aspx Old South Meeting House], 1729-1875.<br>
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::*645 Boylston Street (at the corner of Dartmouth St.) on Copley Square, 1875-present.<br>  
 
:Note:<br>  
 
:Note:<br>  
::*The first building was a small wooden meeting house where the current building now standing, 1689, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1stKingsChapel_Boston.jpg sketch].<br>
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::*This church was organized by twenty-eight members from the First Church who believed in the Halfway Covenant in 1669.<br>  
::*Box pews were built in 1712.<br>  
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::*This congregation occupied King's Chapel from 1777 to 1782 during the Revolutionary War when that church's ministers fled.<br>  
::*First church organ in New England installed here in 1714.<br>  
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::*This church joined with the Park Street Church to form the City Mission Society for the purpose of serving the city's poor in 1816. These records are held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-cms Congregational Library, RG 1031], Boston.<br>  
::*A larger building of Quincy granite replaced the dilapidated wooden structure. The lot to the east was purchased for the expansion. Work began in 1749 and the church opened in 1754. See a view in 1843 in a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TremontSt_ca1843_Boston_byPhilipHarry_MFABoston.png Philip Harry] painting.<br>
 
::*There was no minister for this church when the British were driven out in 1776. The building, then called the '''Stone Chapel''', was used by the Old South Meeting House congregational with some of the old parishioners until the church settled a minister in 1782.<br>
 
::*The Minister Rev. Henry Caner left for Halifax, N.S., with the church records in 1776. Seemingly these have been returned.<br>
 
::*This congregation temporarily merged with '''Trinity Church''' from 1777 to 1781.<br>
 
::*This church severed its ties with the Church of England in 1785, it has kept a quasi-Episcopalian form of church government, and considered Unitarian.<br>  
 
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*King's Chapel, records, 1686-1942, held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0249&hi=on&tag=archdesc&query=king%27s%20chapel Ms. N-1867].<br>  
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::*Old South Church, Records, 1669-1997, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bosc Congregational Library].<br>Old South Church, records, 1669-1875, {{FHL|277700|item|disp=FHL film 856694 Item 2}}.<br>  
::*"Graves with and without stones, King's Chapel, Boston, Mass.," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071727~S0 Mss C 1021], R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.
 
::*King's Chapel, records, i.e. baptisms (1703-1824), marriages (1718-1842), and burials (1714-1844), {{FHL|228481|item|disp=FHL films 837128, 856698 Item 2, 837129 Item 1}}.<br>  
 
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Francis William Pitt Greenwood, ''A History of King's Chapel, in Boston: The First Episcopal Church in New England'' (Boston, 1833), xii, 215 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofkings00gree Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=tQATAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1051742 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*John Hull, "Narrative of the separation of the Old South (Third) Church from the First Church, 1670's".<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54532243 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Henry Wilder Foote, ''King's Chapel and the Evacuation of Boston: A Discourse'' (Boston, 1876), 23 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/kingschapelevacu00foot Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=5wsXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20726101 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Benjamin B. Wisner, ''History of the Old South Church'' (Boston, 1830) [''in four sermons''], 122 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout1830wisn Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=kYMsAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4151841 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 1698203 Item 7}}.<br>  
::*Henry Wilder Foote, ''Annals of King's Chapel from the Puritan Age to the Present Day'' (Boston, 1882-1896), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/annalsofkingscha01foot v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/annalsofkingscha02foot v. 2]) and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=0HMPAAAAYAAJ v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=yfMWAAAAYAAJ v. 2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1725872 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''The Confession of Faith and Form of Covenant, of the Old South Church, in Boston, Massachusetts, with Lists of the Founders, the Pastors, the Ruling Elders and Deacons, and the Members'' (Boston, 1841) [''earlier and later editions'''], 88 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/confessionoffait00olds Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=q60qOUzyxwUC Google Books] (1855 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/810112054 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''A Brief Sketch of the History of King's Chapel'' ([Boston, 1898]), 9 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/briefs00king Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18269332 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''List of Pastors, Officers, and Members of the Old South Church, in Boston, June 1, 1870: also, a list of members admitted since January 1, 1855'' (Boston, 1870), 34 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8420818 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*John Carroll Perkins, ''Some Distinguished Laymen in King's Chapel History'' (Boston, [1936]), 17 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54788191 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Elizabeth Putnam Sohier, ''History of the Old South Church of Boston'' (Boston, 1876), 73 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5910139 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*John Carroll Perkins, ''Annals of King's Chapel from the Puritan Age to the Present Day'' (Boston, 1940), 3rd v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1725872 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Everett W. Burdett, ''History of the Old South Meeting-House in Boston'' (Boston, 1877), 106 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyoldsouth01burdgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=QXURAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4392518 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Andre Mayer, ''King's Chapel: The First Century, 1686-1787'' (Boston, 1976), 36 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/505741370 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''An Historical Catalogue of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston'' (Boston, 1883).<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalcatalo00olds Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com?id=AjYvhIFuRhUC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/263035303 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|256715|item|disp=FHL film 476882}} (with digital link).<br>  
::*Carl Scovel, Deborah A. Cozart, Nancy L. Kessner, ''Guide to the Archives of King's Chapel, 1686-1899'' (S.l., 1979?), 110 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/702606250 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Hamilton A. Hill, ''History of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston 1669-1884'' (Boston, 1890), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout01hill v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout02hill v. 2]) and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=QNcMAAAAYAAJ v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=EuSVOPIwcosC v. 2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11488736 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|178686|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2h (off-site) or film 1698141 Item 15}}.<br>  
::*Karen E. McArthur, ''Of Paramount Importance: The Women of the Chapel, 1686-1986'' (Boston, 1990), 22 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23991162 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Richard B. Stanley, ''Old South Church in Boston: its history in outline, 1669-1927'' (Boston, 1927?), 29 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12540120 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Carl Scovell and Charles C. Forman, ''Journey Toward Independence: King's Chapel's Transition to Unitarianism: The 1989 Minns Lecture'' (Boston, 1993), 103 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28148744 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''History of the Old South Church of Boston'' (Boston?, 1929), 71 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11899022 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
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| Palfrey Perkins (1933-1955)
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<br> {{anchor|ch008}} 8. '''Fourth Church''', '''Brattle Street Church''', and last the '''Church in Brattle Square''', 1698-1876.<br>
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| Samuel Blair (1766-1769)
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<br> {{anchor|ch006}} 6. '''French Huguenot Church''', 1686-1748/1764.  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brattle_Street_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>
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:Locations:  
:Locations:<br>
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::*Boston offered the use of the Boston Latin School on School Street for as long as they needed, 1685-1715.<br>  
::*Brattle Street at Brattle Square.<br>
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::*They purchased land on School Street in 1704 but were not allowed to build their church until 1715.<br>  
::*Wood church building replaced by a brick building in 1772. See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5433400827/ 1853 image] of church.<br>
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:Note:<br>  
::*Church building demolished on Brattle Street in 1872.<br>  
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::*They sold their building to the Eleventh Congregational Church in 1748 as there were only seven congregants left.<br>  
::*Started building a building at 110 Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of Clarendon Street in 1873. See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5434015576/ image] of church.<br>
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::*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Huguenots_plaque,_Boston,_MA_-_IMG_6664.JPG Commemorative plaque] about their church [''no location given''].<br>  
::*Opened the church at the new location in 1875 as the '''Brattle Square Church''' and then closed in 1876.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
::*The church was organized as a Congregational Church in 1698.<br>  
 
::*This church was also called the '''Manifesto Church''' for publishing its practice that differed from other Puritan churches in 1699.<br>
 
::*This church at one time was called the '''Brattle Square Church'''.<br>
 
::*The church moved to Unitarianism in 1805.<br>
 
::*The church was rebuilt in 1872, but this proved financially burdensome that it was sold in 1876 and the society ended.<br>
 
::*Church building on Commonwealth Avenue sold to the '''First Baptist Church''' in 1882.<br>  
 
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*The Brattle Street Church records, 1841-1872, burned in the Great Fire of 1872 according to the 1885 survey of public records.<br>
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::*No extant records.<br>  
::*Original church record book, 1699-1804, missing per Harold F. Worthley in 1970.<br>
 
::*Church in Brattle Square, records, ca. 1699-1887, held by [http://www.bpl.org Boston Public Library], Rare Books, Mss. Ms.Bos.Z15.<br>
 
::*Church in Brattle Square, records, held by the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00001 bMS 1], 1855-1884.<br>
 
::*Part of "Index to Church records," card index to church records held by the City Clerk, this card index held by [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Office%20of%20the%20City%20Clerk%20records_tcm3-20694.pdf Boston City Archives].<br>
 
:Online:<br>
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Samuel Kirkland Lothrop, ''A History of the Church in Brattle Street, Boston'' (Boston, 1851), vi, 217 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofchurchi00inloth Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=YnFJzIq8fysC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3216025 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Abiel Holmes, ''Memoir of the French Protestants, who Settled at Oxford, Massachusetts, A.D. 1686; with a Sketch of the Entire History of the Protestants of France'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1826), iv, 84 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://www.kouroo.info/kouroo/transclusions/18/26/1826_Huguenots.pdf online].<br>Reprinted in ''Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society'', 3rd Series, 2 [1830]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=0r8TAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1 1-83].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2202649 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''The Manifesto Church: Records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with Lists of Communicants, Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals, 1699-1872'' (Boston, 1902), xvi, 448 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/manifestochurchr00chu Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=Iufi5eVXCGoC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2030893 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*E. T. Fisher, trans., ''Report of a French Protestant Refugee, in Boston, 1687'' (Brooklyn, 1868), 42 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/reportoffrenchpr00fish Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=c2xHAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12027639 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*"[''John''] Boyle's Journal of Occurrences in Boston, 1759-1778" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 84 [1930]: 142-171, 248-272, 357-382; 85 [1931]: 5-28, 117-133. Boyle was a member of this church and referenced it frequently.<br>Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=202 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|616068|item|disp=FHL film 1704726 (first of 20)}}.<br>  
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::*Charles C. Smith, "The French Protestants in Boston" in Justin Windsor, ed., ''Memorial History of Boston'' (Boston, 1880-1881), [http://books.google.com/books?id=U0AOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA249 2: 249-268].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/978152 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|191622|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2wj or film 1036727}} (with digital link).<br>
::*Thaddeus W. Harris and John L. Sibley, "Memoranda from the Rev. William Cooper's Interleaved Almanacs" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 30 [1876]: 435-441; 31 [1877]: 49-55.<br>Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=202 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|616068|item|disp=FHL film 1704726 (first of 20)}}.<br>
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::*Charles W. Baird, ''History of the Huguenot Emigration to America'' (New York, 1885; rep. Baltimore, 1966), 2: [http://archive.org/stream/cihm_07410#page/n235/mode/2up 220-254].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/421483 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1966 ed.); {{FHL|112854|item|disp=FHL book 973 F2hb}} (1966 ed., with digital link) and {{FHL|129079|item|disp=FHL film 496568}}.<br>  
 
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::*Worthington C. Ford, "Ezechiel Carre and the French Church in Boston" in ''Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society'', 52 [1918-1919]: 121-132.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1695300 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1264031|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 C4p}}.<br>
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::*Percival Merritt, "The French Protestant Church in Boston" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Transactions'', 26 [1927]: 323-347, and published privately in 1927.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1564125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|481450|item|disp=FHL film 844531}}.<br>  
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch009}} 9. '''Fifth Church''' or '''New North Church''', 1714-1863/1884.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch007}} 7. [http://www.kings-chapel.org/ '''King's Chapel'''], 1688.<br>  
  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel Wikipedia] page.<br>
 
:Location:<br>  
 
:Location:<br>  
::*North Street and became part of Hanover Street in 1824, now 401 Hanover Street. See [http://exhibits.congregationallibrary.org/items/show/13 1843 sketch].<br>  
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::*58 Tremont Street at the corner with School Street has been its only location.<br>
:Notes:<br>  
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:Note:<br>
::*This church was founded by members from the Second or Old North Church and built in 1714.<br>  
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::*The first building was a small wooden meeting house where the current building now standing, 1689, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1stKingsChapel_Boston.jpg sketch].<br>  
::*This church was rebuilt in 1730.<br>  
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::*Box pews were built in 1712.<br>  
::*This church started building a brick church on North Street [''now 401 Hanover Street''] in the North End in 1802 and opened in 1804.<br>  
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::*First church organ in New England installed here in 1714.<br>  
::*The building was sold to the Roman Catholics and renamed '''St. Stephen's Church''' in 1862.<br>  
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::*A larger building of Quincy granite replaced the dilapidated wooden structure. The lot to the east was purchased for the expansion. Work began in 1749 and the church opened in 1754. See a view in 1843 in a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TremontSt_ca1843_Boston_byPhilipHarry_MFABoston.png Philip Harry] painting.<br>  
::*This church merged with the '''Bulfinch Street Church''' in 1863 though this church society was active until 1884. The merged church ceased not long after this date.<br>  
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::*There was no minister for this church when the British were driven out in 1776. The building, then called the '''Stone Chapel''', was used by the Old South Meeting House congregational with some of the old parishioners until the church settled a minister in 1782.<br>  
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::*The Minister Rev. Henry Caner left for Halifax, N.S., with the church records in 1776. Seemingly these have been returned.<br>
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::*This congregation temporarily merged with '''Trinity Church''' from 1777 to 1781.<br>  
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::*This church severed its ties with the Church of England in 1785, it has kept a quasi-Episcopalian form of church government, and considered Unitarian.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*New North Church, records of minutes, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1714-1870, being church registers, v. 1 (1714-1797) and v. 2 (1813-1870), held by the [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/654786926 Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z2.<br>
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::*King's Chapel, records, 1686-1942, held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0249&hi=on&tag=archdesc&query=king%27s%20chapel Ms. N-1867].<br>  
::*New North Church, minutes of the New North Religious Society, 1860-1884, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z2.<br>
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::*"Graves with and without stones, King's Chapel, Boston, Mass.," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071727~S0 Mss C 1021], R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.  
::*New North Church, records, 1714-1863 (microfilm), {{FHL|228527|item|disp=FHL films 837130 Item 1 and 856699 Item 5}}, being church registers, 1714-1797 and 1800-1863.<br>
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::*King's Chapel, records, i.e. baptisms (1703-1824), marriages (1718-1842), and burials (1714-1844), {{FHL|228481|item|disp=FHL films 837128, 856698 Item 2, 837129 Item 1}}.<br>  
::*New North Church, Record of the sales of pews, 1799-1813, [50] pp., held by the [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51326932 Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.F.4.4.<br>  
 
::*Minutes of the New North Religious Society, 1860-1884 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library.<br>Are original records held by the Rare Books and Manuscript Department?<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/654800549 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>
 
::*"A list of marriages performed by John Webb," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1070984~S0 Mss C 1025], R Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, and digital version at [http://library.nehgs.org/tmp/_webpac2_1070984.7871 American Ancestors].<br>
 
::*New North Church (Boston, Mass.) records, 1798-1813, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082392~S0 Mss A 5367], R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>End sheet has "2d volume of records of the New North Church" and include meeting minutes, baptisms, marriages, lists of councils and ordinations, and deaths.<br>  
 
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Ephraim Eliot, ''Historical Notices of the New North Religious Society in the Town of Boston, with Anecdotes of the Reverend Andrew and John Eliot &amp;c. &amp;c.''' (Boston, 1822), 51 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historicalnotice00newn Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85799999 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Francis William Pitt Greenwood, ''A History of King's Chapel, in Boston: The First Episcopal Church in New England'' (Boston, 1833), xii, 215 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofkings00gree Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=tQATAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1051742 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
::*Thomas Bellows Wyman, comp., Robert J. Dunkle, trans., and Ann S. Lainhart, ed., ''The New North Church Boston 1714'' (Baltimore, 1995), [5], 132 pp.<br>This was a manuscript made by Thomas Bellows Wyman in 1867. A copy of this transcript at {{FHL|228534|item|disp=FHL film 837130 Item 3}}.<br>A digital version of the book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49272 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34061223 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|754802|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2wt}}.<br>  
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::*Henry Wilder Foote, ''King's Chapel and the Evacuation of Boston: A Discourse'' (Boston, 1876), 23 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/kingschapelevacu00foot Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=5wsXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20726101 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Henry Wilder Foote, ''Annals of King's Chapel from the Puritan Age to the Present Day'' (Boston, 1882-1896), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/annalsofkingscha01foot v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/annalsofkingscha02foot v. 2]) and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=0HMPAAAAYAAJ v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=yfMWAAAAYAAJ v. 2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1725872 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*''A Brief Sketch of the History of King's Chapel'' ([Boston, 1898]), 9 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/briefs00king Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18269332 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*John Carroll Perkins, ''Some Distinguished Laymen in King's Chapel History'' (Boston, [1936]), 17 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54788191 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*John Carroll Perkins, ''Annals of King's Chapel from the Puritan Age to the Present Day'' (Boston, 1940), 3rd v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1725872 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Andre Mayer, ''King's Chapel: The First Century, 1686-1787'' (Boston, 1976), 36 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/505741370 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Carl Scovel, Deborah A. Cozart, Nancy L. Kessner, ''Guide to the Archives of King's Chapel, 1686-1899'' (S.l., 1979?), 110 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/702606250 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Karen E. McArthur, ''Of Paramount Importance: The Women of the Chapel, 1686-1986'' (Boston, 1990), 22 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23991162 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Carl Scovell and Charles C. Forman, ''Journey Toward Independence: King's Chapel's Transition to Unitarianism: The 1989 Minns Lecture'' (Boston, 1993), 103 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28148744 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
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| Palfrey Perkins (1933-1955)
 
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| Robert C. Waterston (1859-1860+)
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| Joseph Barth (1955-1965)
 
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| Andrew Eliot (1742-1778)  
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| Roger Price (1729-1746)  
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<br> {{anchor|ch010}} 10. '''Sixth Church''' or '''New South Church''', 1719-1866.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch008}} 8. '''Fourth Church''', '''Brattle Street Church''', and last the '''Church in Brattle Square''', 1698-1876.<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brattle_Street_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*The group built their wooden church on the Summer Street at Blind Lane [''later Pond Street and now Bedford Street''] in 1719 on land deeded by the town in 1715.<br>  
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::*Brattle Street at Brattle Square.<br>  
::*A new building of granite was erected on the same site in 1814. See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5455467031/ circa 1850 image].<br>  
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::*Wood church building replaced by a brick building in 1772. See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5433400827/ 1853 image] of church.<br>  
::*Conflicting facts say the building was either demolished in 1868 or destroyed by the Great Fire of 1872.<br>  
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::*Church building demolished on Brattle Street in 1872.<br>  
::*101-113 Summer Street where the church stood was designated the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Green_Buildings_Historic_District Church Green Historic District] in 1999.<br>  
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::*Started building a building at 110 Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of Clarendon Street in 1873. See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5434015576/ image] of church.<br>
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::*Opened the church at the new location in 1875 as the '''Brattle Square Church''' and then closed in 1876.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*This church merged with the '''Suffolk Street Chapel''' and the '''Concord Street Chapel''' and reorganized in 1867 as a Unitarian church. The new church did not survive long after the merger per Harold Worthley (1970), but it appears as the New South Church in the 1885 survey.<br>  
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::*The church was organized as a Congregational Church in 1698.<br>
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::*This church was also called the '''Manifesto Church''' for publishing its practice that differed from other Puritan churches in 1699.<br>
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::*This church at one time was called the '''Brattle Square Church'''.<br>
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::*The church moved to Unitarianism in 1805.<br>
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::*The church was rebuilt in 1872, but this proved financially burdensome that it was sold in 1876 and the society ended.<br>
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::*Church building on Commonwealth Avenue sold to the '''First Baptist Church''' in 1882.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*New South Church, records, 1714-1866, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z1.<br>  
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::*The Brattle Street Church records, 1841-1872, burned in the Great Fire of 1872 according to the 1885 survey of public records.<br>  
::*New South Church, baptisms and marriages, 1719-1812, {{FHL|228485|item|disp=FHL film 837129 Item 2}}.<br>  
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::*Original church record book, 1699-1804, missing per Harold F. Worthley in 1970.<br>  
::*New South Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1800, 1815-1846, correspondence and pew deeds, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082542~S0 Mss 826, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>  
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::*Church in Brattle Square, records, ca. 1699-1887, held by [http://www.bpl.org Boston Public Library], Rare Books, Mss. Ms.Bos.Z15.<br>  
::*New South Church, minutes of meetings, 1719-1868 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library, being a transcription from the manuscript Minutes of meetings of the church and society, 1719-1868. Consists of records of members admitted into the church, notes and transactions of the church, children and adult persons baptized, persons that renewed covenants of baptism, and lists of marriages by the ministers of the church, ca. 1719-1811.<br>  
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::*Church in Brattle Square, records, held by the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00001 bMS 1], 1855-1884.<br>  
::*New South Church, charity books, 1812-1824, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z1.  
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::*Part of "Index to Church records," card index to church records held by the City Clerk, this card index held by [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Office%20of%20the%20City%20Clerk%20records_tcm3-20694.pdf Boston City Archives].<br>
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*"Diary of the Rev. Samuel Checkley, 1735" in the ''Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Transactions'', 12 [1909]: 270-306.<br>Digital version at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009561730 Hathi Trust] and in the form of an offprint at [http://archive.org/details/diaryofrevsamuel02chec Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1564125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1264774|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 12}}.<br>  
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::*Samuel Kirkland Lothrop, ''A History of the Church in Brattle Street, Boston'' (Boston, 1851), vi, 217 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofchurchi00inloth Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=YnFJzIq8fysC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3216025 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*''The Manifesto Church: Records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with Lists of Communicants, Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals, 1699-1872'' (Boston, 1902), xvi, 448 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/manifestochurchr00chu Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=Iufi5eVXCGoC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2030893 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*"[''John''] Boyle's Journal of Occurrences in Boston, 1759-1778" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 84 [1930]: 142-171, 248-272, 357-382; 85 [1931]: 5-28, 117-133. Boyle was a member of this church and referenced it frequently.<br>Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=202 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|616068|item|disp=FHL film 1704726 (first of 20)}}.<br>
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::*Thaddeus W. Harris and John L. Sibley, "Memoranda from the Rev. William Cooper's Interleaved Almanacs" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 30 [1876]: 435-441; 31 [1877]: 49-55.<br>Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=202 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|616068|item|disp=FHL film 1704726 (first of 20)}}.<br>
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| Alexander Young (1825-1854)
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| Orville Dewey (1857-1862)
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| Samuel Cooper (1747-1783)  
| F. W. P. Greenwood (1818-1821)
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| William P. Tilden (1862-1866)
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch011}} 11. '''Seventh Church''' or '''New Brick Church''', 1722-1779.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch009}} 9. '''Fifth Church''' or '''New North Church''', 1714-1863/1884.<br>  
  
:Locations:<br>  
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:Location:<br>  
::*Middle Street [''now part of Hanover Street''] at the corner of Wood Lane [''later called Word Street on 1775 map, Proctor's lane by 1796, and now Richmond Street since 1824''].<br>  
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::*North Street and became part of Hanover Street in 1824, now 401 Hanover Street. See [http://exhibits.congregationallibrary.org/items/show/13 1843 sketch].<br>  
:Note:<br>  
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:Notes:<br>  
::*This church was organized by seceding members of the Fifth Church in 1722 and shown on the Bonner's Boston map of 1722 called '''New No. Brick Church''', 1721.<br>  
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::*This church was founded by members from the Second or Old North Church and built in 1714.<br>
::*It was called the '''Middle Street Church''' on Middle Street [''later Hanover Street''] in a travel guide of 1732.<br>  
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::*This church was rebuilt in 1730.<br>
::*After the destruction of the Second Church by British troops in 1779, this church merged with and became the '''Second Church'''.<br>  
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::*This church started building a brick church on North Street [''now 401 Hanover Street''] in the North End in 1802 and opened in 1804.<br>  
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::*The building was sold to the Roman Catholics and renamed '''St. Stephen's Church''' in 1862.<br>  
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::*This church merged with the '''Bulfinch Street Church''' in 1863 though this church society was active until 1884. The merged church ceased not long after this date.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Agreement among subscribers to build New Brick Church, 1720, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1073647~S0 Mss C 5144], R Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, with online copy ($).  
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::*New North Church, records of minutes, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1714-1870, being church registers, v. 1 (1714-1797) and v. 2 (1813-1870), held by the [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/654786926 Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z2.<br>
::*New Brick Church, records, 1722-1775, bound volume, [34 pp.], containing various records: church records (1722-1754), baptisms (1722-1775), owners of covenant (1728-1757), and admission to full membership (1722-1773), held by [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60456119 Boston Public Library - Special Collections].<br>  
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::*New North Church, minutes of the New North Religious Society, 1860-1884, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z2.<br>  
::*New Brick Church, records, 1722-1776, {{FHL|277942|item|disp=FHL 856701 Item 4}}.<br>  
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::*New North Church, records, 1714-1863 (microfilm), {{FHL|228527|item|disp=FHL films 837130 Item 1 and 856699 Item 5}}, being church registers, 1714-1797 and 1800-1863.<br>  
::*New Brick Church, committee book, 1761-1800 [''sic''], one stitched quire, [76 pp.], held by [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60456127 Boston Public Library - Special Collections].<br>  
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::*New North Church, Record of the sales of pews, 1799-1813, [50] pp., held by the [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51326932 Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.F.4.4.<br>  
::*New Brick Church, committee records, 1761-1800, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z16(2).<br>  
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::*Minutes of the New North Religious Society, 1860-1884 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library.<br>Are original records held by the Rare Books and Manuscript Department?<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/654800549 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>
::*New Brick Church, records of covenant (1728-1757), admissions (1722-1773), church records (1722-1754), and baptisms (1722-1775), held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z16(1) fol.<br>  
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::*"A list of marriages performed by John Webb," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1070984~S0 Mss C 1025], R Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, and digital version at [http://library.nehgs.org/tmp/_webpac2_1070984.7871 American Ancestors].<br>  
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::*New North Church (Boston, Mass.) records, 1798-1813, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082392~S0 Mss A 5367], R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>End sheet has "2d volume of records of the New North Church" and include meeting minutes, baptisms, marriages, lists of councils and ordinations, and deaths.<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Henry Ware, ''Two discourses containing the history of the Old North and New Brick Churches, united as the Second Church in Boston: delivered May 20, 1821, at the completion of a century from the dedication of the present meeting-house in Middle-Street'' (Boston, 1821), 60 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/twodiscoursescon02ware Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=O2NjBu69ngQC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/697709053 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Ephraim Eliot, ''Historical Notices of the New North Religious Society in the Town of Boston, with Anecdotes of the Reverend Andrew and John Eliot &amp;c. &amp;c.''' (Boston, 1822), 51 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historicalnotice00newn Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85799999 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Chandler Robbins, ''A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston: to which is added a History of the New Brick Church'' (Boston, 1852), viii, 320 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofsecon00robb Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=wWwUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1440474 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180902|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2rc}}.<br>
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::*Thomas Bellows Wyman, comp., Robert J. Dunkle, trans., and Ann S. Lainhart, ed., ''The New North Church Boston 1714'' (Baltimore, 1995), [5], 132 pp.<br>This was a manuscript made by Thomas Bellows Wyman in 1867. A copy of this transcript at {{FHL|228534|item|disp=FHL film 837130 Item 3}}.<br>A digital version of the book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49272 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34061223 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|754802|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2wt}}.<br>  
::*Thomas B. Wyman, "New Brick Church, Boston List of Person connected therewith from 1722 to 1775" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 18 [1864]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=Aro-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA237 237-240], [http://books.google.com/books?id=Aro-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA337 337-344]; 19 [1865]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=L8QMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA230 230-235], [http://books.google.com/books?id=L8QMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA320 320-324].<br>  
 
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch011}} 12. [http://oldnorth.com/site/ '''Christ's Church'''], but commonly called the '''Old North Church''', 1722.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch010}} 10. '''Sixth Church''' or '''New South Church''', 1719-1866.<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>  
:Location:<br>  
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:Locations:<br>  
::*The church was built at what is now numbered as 193 Salem Street in the North End at the foot of Copp's Hill in 1732.<br>The is [http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/oldnorth.asp Boston's oldest church building].<br>  
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::*The group built their wooden church on the Summer Street at Blind Lane [''later Pond Street and now Bedford Street''] in 1719 on land deeded by the town in 1715.<br>  
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::*A new building of granite was erected on the same site in 1814. See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5455467031/ circa 1850 image].<br>
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::*Conflicting facts say the building was either demolished in 1868 or destroyed by the Great Fire of 1872.<br>
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::*101-113 Summer Street where the church stood was designated the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Green_Buildings_Historic_District Church Green Historic District] in 1999.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*Organized as the second Anglican church in Boston in 1722.<br>
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::*This church merged with the '''Suffolk Street Chapel''' and the '''Concord Street Chapel''' and reorganized in 1867 as a Unitarian church. The new church did not survive long after the merger per Harold Worthley (1970), but it appears as the New South Church in the 1885 survey.<br>  
::*They built a stone church on Salem Street that opened in 1723.<br>
 
::*The church was closed during the Revolution from April 1775 to August 1778.<br>
 
::*The church steeple used by Sexton Robert Newman who hangs two lanterns at the request of Paul Revere to warn that the British were sailing up the Charles River to Cambridge to march on Lexington.<br>
 
::*The steeple was blown down in October 1804 and replaced in 1806.<br>
 
::*The church built the Salem Street Academy on the north side of its property in 1810 and the schoolhouse begins Boston's first Sunday school in 1815.<br>
 
::*A building on the east side of the church is built for Sunday school in 1834.<br>
 
::*The Italian Protestant Chapel of St. Francis is built on the south side of the church property for the Italian Waldensians.<br>
 
::*Christ Church modified its administrative structure and as such was no longer organized as a parish.<br>
 
::*The church is re-incorporated as '''Christ Church in the City of Boston''' in 1947.<br>
 
::*The steeple was blown down by Hurricane Carol in August 1954 and rebuilt in May 1955.<br>
 
::*The church crypt was in use from 1732 to 1853 containing 37 tombs holding an estimated 1100 bodies and archeologists began examining this in 2009.<br>  
 
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Records prior to 1806 report lost in 1885 survey, but that has been proven inaccurate.<br>  
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::*New South Church, records, 1714-1866, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z1.<br>
::*Old North Church (Christ Church in the City of Boston), records, 1569-1997, held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0290 Ms. N-2249].<br>
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::*New South Church, baptisms and marriages, 1719-1812, {{FHL|228485|item|disp=FHL film 837129 Item 2}}.<br>  
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::*New South Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1800, 1815-1846, correspondence and pew deeds, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082542~S0 Mss 826, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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::*New South Church, minutes of meetings, 1719-1868 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library, being a transcription from the manuscript Minutes of meetings of the church and society, 1719-1868. Consists of records of members admitted into the church, notes and transactions of the church, children and adult persons baptized, persons that renewed covenants of baptism, and lists of marriages by the ministers of the church, ca. 1719-1811.<br>
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::*New South Church, charity books, 1812-1824, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z1.  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Asa Eaton, ''Historical account of Christ church, Boston: A discourse in said church, on Sunday, December 28, 1823'' (Boston, 1824), 39 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00eato Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=nHsUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6824255 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|606093|item|disp=FHL digital link}}.<br>
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::*"Diary of the Rev. Samuel Checkley, 1735" in the ''Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Transactions'', 12 [1909]: 270-306.<br>Digital version at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009561730 Hathi Trust] and in the form of an offprint at [http://archive.org/details/diaryofrevsamuel02chec Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1564125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1264774|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 12}}.<br>  
::*Henry Burroughs, ''A historical account of Christ Church, Boston: an address, delivered on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the church, December 29, 1873'' (Boston, 1874), 44 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00burr Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=6QkXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3734576 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*[Charles Knowles Bolton], ''Christ Church, Salem Street, Boston, 1723, a guide'' (Boston, 1912)[''many editions''], [68] pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/christchurchsale1961bolt Internet Archive] (1923) and [http://books.google.com/books?id=bFgsAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (1912).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4315838 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1941); {{FHL|957905|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2bc and film 1440551 Item 4}} (1927?).<br>
 
::*Percival Merritt, ''The parochial library of the eighteenth century in Christ Church, Boston'' (Boston, 1917-1923), 86 pp.<br>Note: Appendix C (p. 83-86) published separately in 1923.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/parochiallibrary00merrrich Internet Archive] (orig. 1917 ed.), [http://archive.org/details/parochiallibrar00merrgoog Internet Archive] (with 1923 supp.), and [http://books.google.com/books?id=zDYXAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (with 1923 supp.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5319841 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
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| Howard Pearson Kellett (1956-1971)
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<br> {{anchor|ch011}} 11. '''Seventh Church''' or '''New Brick Church''', 1722-1779.<br>
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| Samuel Haskell (1801-1803)  
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::*Middle Street [''now part of Hanover Street''] at the corner of Wood Lane [''later called Word Street on 1775 map, Proctor's lane by 1796, and now Richmond Street since 1824''].<br>
| William Lawrence (1912-1914)  
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| Robert W. Golledge (1971-1997)
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::*This church was organized by seceding members of the Fifth Church in 1722 and shown on the Bonner's Boston map of 1722 called '''New No. Brick Church''', 1721.<br>
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::*It was called the '''Middle Street Church''' on Middle Street [''later Hanover Street''] in a travel guide of 1732.<br>
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::*After the destruction of the Second Church by British troops in 1779, this church merged with and became the '''Second Church'''.<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*Agreement among subscribers to build New Brick Church, 1720, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1073647~S0 Mss C 5144], R Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, with online copy ($).
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::*New Brick Church, records, 1722-1775, bound volume, [34 pp.], containing various records: church records (1722-1754), baptisms (1722-1775), owners of covenant (1728-1757), and admission to full membership (1722-1773), held by [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60456119 Boston Public Library - Special Collections].<br>
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::*New Brick Church, records, 1722-1776, {{FHL|277942|item|disp=FHL 856701 Item 4}}.<br>
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::*New Brick Church, committee book, 1761-1800 [''sic''], one stitched quire, [76 pp.], held by [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60456127 Boston Public Library - Special Collections].<br>
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::*New Brick Church, committee records, 1761-1800, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z16(2).<br>
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::*New Brick Church, records of covenant (1728-1757), admissions (1722-1773), church records (1722-1754), and baptisms (1722-1775), held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z16(1) fol.<br>
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:Online:<br>
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::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>
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:Publications:<br>
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::*Henry Ware, ''Two discourses containing the history of the Old North and New Brick Churches, united as the Second Church in Boston: delivered May 20, 1821, at the completion of a century from the dedication of the present meeting-house in Middle-Street'' (Boston, 1821), 60 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/twodiscoursescon02ware Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=O2NjBu69ngQC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/697709053 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Chandler Robbins, ''A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston: to which is added a History of the New Brick Church'' (Boston, 1852), viii, 320 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofsecon00robb Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=wWwUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1440474 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180902|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2rc}}.<br>
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::*Thomas B. Wyman, "New Brick Church, Boston List of Person connected therewith from 1722 to 1775" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 18 [1864]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=Aro-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA237 237-240], [http://books.google.com/books?id=Aro-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA337 337-344]; 19 [1865]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=L8QMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA230 230-235], [http://books.google.com/books?id=L8QMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA320 320-324].<br>
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<br> {{anchor|ch013}} 13. '''Trinity Church''' [and now officially [http://trinitychurchboston.org/ '''Trinity Church in the City of Boston''']], 1728/1734.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch011}} 12. [http://oldnorth.com/site/ '''Christ's Church'''], but commonly called the '''Old North Church''', 1722.<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Church_%28Boston%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:Location:<br>  
 
:Location:<br>  
::*The first church building was made of wood was erected in 1734 and stood on Summer Street at the corner of Hawley Street. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5415409641/ wood engraving]].<br>  
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::*The church was built at what is now numbered as 193 Salem Street in the North End at the foot of Copp's Hill in 1732.<br>The is [http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/oldnorth.asp Boston's oldest church building].<br>
::*The wooden building was torn down in 1828 and a Gothic church of unhewn granite was built on the same site that opened in 1829. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5416020956/ 1870 photo]].<br>  
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:Notes:<br>  
::*The church was moved to 206 Clarendon Street in Back Bay in 1877. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5416021408/ photo]].<br>  
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::*Organized as the second Anglican church in Boston in 1722.<br>
:Note:<br>  
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::*They built a stone church on Salem Street that opened in 1723.<br>  
::*This is the third Anglican church in Boston.<br>  
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::*The church was closed during the Revolution from April 1775 to August 1778.<br>
::*The church is a Episcopal "low church."<br>  
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::*The church steeple used by Sexton Robert Newman who hangs two lanterns at the request of Paul Revere to warn that the British were sailing up the Charles River to Cambridge to march on Lexington.<br>  
::*A gift of land on Summer Street was given in 1728.<br>  
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::*The steeple was blown down in October 1804 and replaced in 1806.<br>  
::*The Vestry voted to move the church in 1870.<br>  
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::*The church built the Salem Street Academy on the north side of its property in 1810 and the schoolhouse begins Boston's first Sunday school in 1815.<br>  
::*The lot in Back Bay is purchased in January 1872 and the building planning started.<br>  
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::*A building on the east side of the church is built for Sunday school in 1834.<br>  
::*The Great Fire of 1872 destroyed the second building on Summer Street in November (see [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5415409517/ image]). The congregation used Huntington Hall of the Institute of Technology.<br>  
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::*The Italian Protestant Chapel of St. Francis is built on the south side of the church property for the Italian Waldensians.<br>  
::*The third church at its present location is opened 9 February 1877.<br>  
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::*Christ Church modified its administrative structure and as such was no longer organized as a parish.<br>  
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::*The church is re-incorporated as '''Christ Church in the City of Boston''' in 1947.<br>  
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::*The steeple was blown down by Hurricane Carol in August 1954 and rebuilt in May 1955.<br>  
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::*The church crypt was in use from 1732 to 1853 containing 37 tombs holding an estimated 1100 bodies and archeologists began examining this in 2009.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Trinity Church records, have been deposited at various times in repositories around the city, but are at present held in the church building.<br>  
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::*Records prior to 1806 report lost in 1885 survey, but that has been proven inaccurate.<br>  
::*Trinity Church records, 1820-1869, {{FHL|683176|item|disp=FHL film 1306087 Item 1}}.<br>  
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::*Old North Church (Christ Church in the City of Boston), records, 1569-1997, held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0290 Ms. N-2249].<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Stephen Grant Deblois, ''Trinity Church in the City of Boston'' (Boston, 1883), 59 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10604277 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Asa Eaton, ''Historical account of Christ church, Boston: A discourse in said church, on Sunday, December 28, 1823'' (Boston, 1824), 39 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00eato Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=nHsUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6824255 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|606093|item|disp=FHL digital link}}.<br>  
::*Arthur Herbert Chester, ''Trinity Church in the city of Boston; an Historical and Descriptive Account, with a guide to its windows and paintings'' (Cambridge, Mass., 2nd ed., 1888), 76 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=CYhZAAAAYAAJ Google Books] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010250066 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10362041 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Henry Burroughs, ''A historical account of Christ Church, Boston: an address, delivered on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the church, December 29, 1873'' (Boston, 1874), 44 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00burr Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=6QkXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3734576 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Massachusetts: 1733-1933'' (Boston, 1933), x, 219 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/trinitychurchint009457mbp Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3165172 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|177768|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2tc}}.<br>  
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::*[Charles Knowles Bolton], ''Christ Church, Salem Street, Boston, 1723, a guide'' (Boston, 1912)[''many editions''], [68] pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/christchurchsale1961bolt Internet Archive] (1923) and [http://books.google.com/books?id=bFgsAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (1912).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4315838 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1941); {{FHL|957905|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2bc and film 1440551 Item 4}} (1927?).<br>  
::*Ruth Tucker, Bettina A. Norton, et al, ''Trinity Church: The Story of an Episcopal Parish in the city of Boston'' (Boston, 1978), 80 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4886822 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Percival Merritt, ''The parochial library of the eighteenth century in Christ Church, Boston'' (Boston, 1917-1923), 86 pp.<br>Note: Appendix C (p. 83-86) published separately in 1923.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/parochiallibrary00merrrich Internet Archive] (orig. 1917 ed.), [http://archive.org/details/parochiallibrar00merrgoog Internet Archive] (with 1923 supp.), and [http://books.google.com/books?id=zDYXAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (with 1923 supp.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5319841 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Andrew Oliver and James Bishop Peabody, ''The Records of Trinity Church, Boston 1728-1830'' being vols. 55 and 56 of the ''Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Collections'' (Boston, 1980-1982), 2v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7433714 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|221998|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 56 or v. 57}}.<br>  
 
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch014}} 14. '''Long Lane Church''' [later the '''Federal Street Church''' and now the [http://www.ascboston.org/ '''Arlington Street Church''']], 1729.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch013}} 13. '''Trinity Church''' [and now officially [http://trinitychurchboston.org/ '''Trinity Church in the City of Boston''']], 1728/1734.<br>  
  
:Wikipedia pages: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Street_Church_%28Boston%29 Federal Street Church] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Street_Church Arlington Street Church].<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Church_%28Boston%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>  
:Locations:<br>  
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:Location:<br>  
::*A barn on Long Lane [''called Federal Street since 1788''] at the corner of Bury Street [''called Berry Street in 1803 and finally Channing Street since 1845''] was converted into a meeting house in 1729.<br>  
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::*The first church building was made of wood was erected in 1734 and stood on Summer Street at the corner of Hawley Street. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5415409641/ wood engraving]].<br>  
::*A wooden church building was erected on the same spot in 1744.<br>
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::*The wooden building was torn down in 1828 and a Gothic church of unhewn granite was built on the same site that opened in 1829. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5416020956/ 1870 photo]].<br>  
::*A brick church building was erected on the same spot in 1809. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5433404007/ photo]].<br>  
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::*The church was moved to 206 Clarendon Street in Back Bay in 1877. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5416021408/ photo]].<br>  
::*The congregation moved and built a new church on Arlington Street at the corner of Boylston Street in Back Bay in 1862. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5433404097/in/set-72157626018769698 photo] of new building].<br>  
 
 
:Note:<br>  
 
:Note:<br>  
::*This church was organized by Irish immigrants and governed it in the Presbyterian style of church governance in 1729.<br>It was known as the Long Lane Church on Long Lane [later named Federal Street] in 1732 and sometimes called '''The Church of the Presbyterian Strangers'''.
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::*This is the third Anglican church in Boston.<br>  
::*The church dismissed the three men governing the church in 1774. William McAlpine, one of the three, refused to relinquish the records and took them with him to Halifax, N.S., and then to Glasgow, Scot., where he died in 1788. These early records have been presumed lost.<br>  
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::*The church is a Episcopal "low church."<br>  
::*The church adopted the congregational form of church governance in 1787.<br>
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::*A gift of land on Summer Street was given in 1728.<br>  
::*Massachusetts Convention held at this church where the U.S. Constitution was ratified.<br>
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::*The Vestry voted to move the church in 1870.<br>  
::*William Ellery Channing, pastor of this church, defines "Unitarian Christianity" in a sermon delivered in Baltimore that launched the Unitarian movement in the United States.<br>
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::*The lot in Back Bay is purchased in January 1872 and the building planning started.<br>  
::*The American Unitarian Association was founded at this church in 1825.<br>  
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::*The Great Fire of 1872 destroyed the second building on Summer Street in November (see [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5415409517/ image]). The congregation used Huntington Hall of the Institute of Technology.<br>  
::*The Benevolent Fraternity, a first-ever social agency of this kind, formed at the church.<br>  
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::*The third church at its present location is opened 9 February 1877.<br>  
::*The congregation voted to build a new building in Back Bay in 1859. They move there in 1862 and the congregation was renamed the '''Arlington Street Church'''.<br>  
 
::*The Second Universalist Church (1817) merged with this church in 1935.<br>
 
::*Church members found the Freedom Center in 1970.<br>  
 
::*The Samaritans started at this church in 1970<br>  
 
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Church records before 1786 were said to be missing (see note above) in 1885 survey, but they seem to have been located as listed below.<br>
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::*Trinity Church records, have been deposited at various times in repositories around the city, but are at present held in the church building.<br>  
::*Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1730-1979, held by [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00004 Andover-Harvard Theological Library], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: Jermey Belknap's list of families in the parish with information about "inoculation" of members, and records of deaths from smallpox in Boston, 1702-1792, available [http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/6925503?n=1&imagesize=1200&jp2Res=.25&printThumbnails=no online].<br>
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::*Trinity Church records, 1820-1869, {{FHL|683176|item|disp=FHL film 1306087 Item 1}}.<br>  
::*Federal Street Church, records, 1774-1803, 1 v., held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-81.<br>  
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:Online:<br>  
::*Federal Street Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1787-1830, 1 v. ([33] pp.), [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082391~S0 Mss A 5368], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>
 
::*Federal Street Church, pew records, 1803-1804, 1 v., held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1865.<br>
 
::*Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1927-1980, held by [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00593 Andover-Harvard Theological Library], Harvard Divinity School.<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*''Memoir of the Federal Street Church &amp; Society'' ([Boston, 1824?]), [33]-47 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6071899 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Stephen Grant Deblois, ''Trinity Church in the City of Boston'' (Boston, 1883), 59 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10604277 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Harriet E. Johnson, "The Early History of Arlington Street Church" in ''Unitarian Historical Society Proceedings'', 5 [1937]: 15-37.<br>Journal: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1624337 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>Reprinted, n.d.: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43600128 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Arthur Herbert Chester, ''Trinity Church in the city of Boston; an Historical and Descriptive Account, with a guide to its windows and paintings'' (Cambridge, Mass., 2nd ed., 1888), 76 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=CYhZAAAAYAAJ Google Books] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010250066 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10362041 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Bertha Langmaid, ''A Brief History of Arlington Street Church: delivered before the New England Associate Alliance, January 15, 1953'' ([Boston], 1953), [12] pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606357485 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Massachusetts: 1733-1933'' (Boston, 1933), x, 219 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/trinitychurchint009457mbp Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3165172 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|177768|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2tc}}.<br>  
::*''The Century and the Quest: Commemorating the Centennial Celebration of the Arlington Street Church, Unitarian-Universalist, Boston, Mass. 1861-1961'' ([Boston, 1961?]), [14] pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32953335 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Ruth Tucker, Bettina A. Norton, et al, ''Trinity Church: The Story of an Episcopal Parish in the city of Boston'' (Boston, 1978), 80 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4886822 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>Code to Ministers: [C] Congregational; [P] Presbyterian; [U] Unitarian; [UU] Unitarian Universalist<br>
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::*Andrew Oliver and James Bishop Peabody, ''The Records of Trinity Church, Boston 1728-1830'' being vols. 55 and 56 of the ''Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Collections'' (Boston, 1980-1982), 2v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7433714 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|221998|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 56 or v. 57}}.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch015}} 15. '''Eighth Church''', '''Harvard Street Church''', '''South Meeting House''', but later known as '''Hollis Street Church''', 1732-1887.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch014}} 14. '''Long Lane Church''' [later the '''Federal Street Church''' and now the [http://www.ascboston.org/ '''Arlington Street Church''']], 1729.<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollis_Street_Church Hollis Street Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
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:Wikipedia pages: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Street_Church_%28Boston%29 Federal Street Church] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Street_Church Arlington Street Church].<br>  
:Locations:  
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:Locations:<br>
::*A wooden church building was built on Hollis Street [called Harvard Street in 1732].<br>
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::*A barn on Long Lane [''called Federal Street since 1788''] at the corner of Bury Street [''called Berry Street in 1803 and finally Channing Street since 1845''] was converted into a meeting house in 1729.<br>  
::*The church was burnt in 1787 and a new one rebuilt in its place in 1788.<br>  
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::*A wooden church building was erected on the same spot in 1744.<br>  
::*This building was sold, taken down, and removed to Braintree in 1810.<br>  
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::*A brick church building was erected on the same spot in 1809. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5433404007/ photo]].<br>  
::*A new brick building was built on the same spot in 1811. [See [http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a46205/ sketch of the Hollis Street Church].]<br>  
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::*The congregation moved and built a new church on Arlington Street at the corner of Boylston Street in Back Bay in 1862. [See [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5433404097/in/set-72157626018769698 photo] of new building].<br>  
::*A new building was erected at 180 Newbury Street on the southeast corner of Exeter Street in 1884.<br>  
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:Note:<br>  
:Notes:<br>  
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::*This church was organized by Irish immigrants and governed it in the Presbyterian style of church governance in 1729.<br>It was known as the Long Lane Church on Long Lane [later named Federal Street] in 1732 and sometimes called '''The Church of the Presbyterian Strangers'''.
::*The church became Unitarian in 1800.<br>  
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::*The church dismissed the three men governing the church in 1774. William McAlpine, one of the three, refused to relinquish the records and took them with him to Halifax, N.S., and then to Glasgow, Scot., where he died in 1788. These early records have been presumed lost.<br>
::*Some congregants left to form the '''South Congregational Society''' in 1825.<br>  
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::*The church adopted the congregational form of church governance in 1787.<br>  
::*This church merged with the '''South Congregational Church''' that took over the building in 1887 and that ultimately merged with the '''First Church of Boston''' in 1925.<br>  
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::*Massachusetts Convention held at this church where the U.S. Constitution was ratified.<br>
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::*William Ellery Channing, pastor of this church, defines "Unitarian Christianity" in a sermon delivered in Baltimore that launched the Unitarian movement in the United States.<br>
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::*The American Unitarian Association was founded at this church in 1825.<br>
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::*The Benevolent Fraternity, a first-ever social agency of this kind, formed at the church.<br>
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::*The congregation voted to build a new building in Back Bay in 1859. They move there in 1862 and the congregation was renamed the '''Arlington Street Church'''.<br>
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::*The Second Universalist Church (1817) merged with this church in 1935.<br>
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::*Church members found the Freedom Center in 1970.<br>
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::*The Samaritans started at this church in 1970<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Records, 1732-1789 said by Harold Worthley to be held by the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1970, but they could not be located in their catalog.<br>  
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::*Church records before 1786 were said to be missing (see note above) in 1885 survey, but they seem to have been located as listed below.<br>  
::*Hollis Street Church, ledger, 1787-1788, subscriptions to rebuild the church, Ms. N-1407 (Tall) held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.<br>
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::*Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1730-1979, held by [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00004 Andover-Harvard Theological Library], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: Jermey Belknap's list of families in the parish with information about "inoculation" of members, and records of deaths from smallpox in Boston, 1702-1792, available [http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/6925503?n=1&imagesize=1200&jp2Res=.25&printThumbnails=no online].<br>  
::*Hollis Street Church records, [1787-1879], Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00005 bMS 5], Harvard Divinity School.<br>  
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::*Federal Street Church, records, 1774-1803, 1 v., held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-81.<br>
::*Hollis Street Church, proprietors' records, 1809-1887, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z4.  
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::*Federal Street Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1787-1830, 1 v. ([33] pp.), [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082391~S0 Mss A 5368], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>
::*Hollis Street Church, membership, meetings, and baptisms, 1732-1739 (by Mather Byles), held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.q.Am.2290.  
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::*Federal Street Church, pew records, 1803-1804, 1 v., held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1865.<br>
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::*Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1927-1980, held by [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00593 Andover-Harvard Theological Library], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*John Pierpont, ''Proceedings in the controversy between a part of the proprietors and the pastor of Hollis Street Church: 1838 and 1839'' (Boston, [1839]), 60 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16663634 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''Memoir of the Federal Street Church &amp; Society'' ([Boston, 1824?]), [33]-47 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6071899 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*George Leonard Chaney, ''Hollis Street Church from Mather Byles to Thomas Starr King, 1732-1861: two discourses given in Hollis Street meeting-house, Dec. 31, 1876, and Jan. 7, 1877'' (Boston, 1877), 70 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/hollisstreetchur00chan Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=R2R94Lw7ofEC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4887379 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Harriet E. Johnson, "The Early History of Arlington Street Church" in ''Unitarian Historical Society Proceedings'', 5 [1937]: 15-37.<br>Journal: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1624337 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>Reprinted, n.d.: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43600128 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Ogden Codman, Robert J. Dunkle, and Ann S. Lainhart, ''Hollis Street Church, Boston&nbsp;: records of admissions, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1732-1887'' (Boston, 1998), 295 pp.<br>Note: Based on Ogden Codman, "Hollis Street Church, Boston: records of admissions, baptisms, marriages and deaths, 1732-1887" (ms., 1918), [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1057203~S0 Mss 293a], Manuscripts Dept., New England Historic Genealogical Society that was microfilmed, {{FHL|277688|item|disp=FHL film 856698 Item 1}}.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38249499 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|723155|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2c}}.<br>  
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::*Bertha Langmaid, ''A Brief History of Arlington Street Church: delivered before the New England Associate Alliance, January 15, 1953'' ([Boston], 1953), [12] pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606357485 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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::*''The Century and the Quest: Commemorating the Centennial Celebration of the Arlington Street Church, Unitarian-Universalist, Boston, Mass. 1861-1961'' ([Boston, 1961?]), [14] pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32953335 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>Code to Ministers: [C] Congregational; [P] Presbyterian; [U] Unitarian; [UU] Unitarian Universalist<br>
  
 
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| Thomas Starr King (1848-1860)
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| Jack Mendelsohn (1959-1969) [UU]
 
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| Ebenezer Wight (1778-1778)  
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| Robert Annan (1783–1786) [P]
| John Pierpont (1819-1845)  
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| Brooke Herford (1882–1892) [U]
| George Leonard Chaney (1862-1877)
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| Mwalimu Imara (1970-1974) [UU]
 
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| Samuel West (1789-1808)  
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| Jeremy Belknap (1787–1798) [C]
| David Fosdick (1846-1847)  
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| John Cuckson (1892-1900) [U]  
| Henry Bernard Carpenter (1878-1887)
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| ''Ministry by members'' (1974-1976) [UU]
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<br> {{anchor|ch016}} 16. '''Ninth Church''', '''West Church''' or '''Lynde Street Church''', 1737-1889.<br>
 
 
 
:Locations:<br>
 
::*The first church was built of wood on Lynde Street at the corner of Cambridge Street in 1737.<br>
 
::*The wooden structure was torn down and an enlarged brick building constructed in its place all during 1806. The church now faced 131 Cambridge Street. [See an image of the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Old_West_Church_Boston_Asher_Benjamin_1806.jpg West Church of Boston]].<br>
 
:Notes:<br>
 
::*British troops occupying the town during the Revolution used this church as a barracks.<br>
 
::*The church was reorganized as a Unitarian Church in 1806.<br>
 
::*The congregation's 1806 building was deeded to the city in 1894 and served as a branch of the library. The '''First Methodist Church''' and '''Copley Religious Society''' merged in 1962, bought this building from the city, and became '''Old West Church''', a United Methodist congregation.<br>
 
:Records:<br>
 
::*West Church, records, 1736-1889, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z3.<br>
 
::*West Church, records, 1826-1876, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00010 bMS 10], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: There are no vital records in this collection.<br>
 
::*West Church records, baptisms, marriages, 1737-1880, {{FHL|277720|item|disp=FHL film 856695 Item 2}}.<br>
 
:Online:<br>
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>
 
:Publications:<br>
 
::*''Brief history of the First Free Congregational Church: with the articles of faith, and covenant, ecclesiastical regulations and a list of its members'' (Boston, 1840), 48 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/317692022 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Edward Wheelwright, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Mass. Baptisms, 1737-1854" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 91 [1937]: 340-354; 92 [1938]: 10-28, 116-134, 242-260, 342-358; 93 [1939]: 58-66, 114-124, 250-263, 314-326; 94 [1940]: 38-47, 155-163, 290-297, 373-380.<br>Note: Plates were struck for the publication of the records of this church by The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, but the project was abandoned and some proof pages were lost. The remaindered were offered to the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1935, the gaps filled in and published to 1854.<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
 
 
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| Victor H. Carpenter (1976-1987) [UU]
 
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| William Hooper (1737-1746)  
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| William Ellery Channing (1803–1842) [C, U, UU]
| Simeon Howard (1767-1804)  
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| Samuel Atkins Eliot (1927-1935) [U]
| Cyrus A. Bartol (1861-1889)
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| Farley Wheelwright (1987-1989) [UU]
 
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| Jonathan Mayhew (1747-1766)  
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| Ezra Stiles Gannett (1824–1871) [U]
| Charles Lowell (1806-1861)  
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| Dana McLean Greeley (1935-1958) [U, UU]
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| Kim K. Crawford Harvie (1989-20--) [UU]
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch017}} 17. '''Tenth Church''', '''Bennett Street Church''', or '''Samuel Mather's Church''', 1742-1785.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch015}} 15. '''Eighth Church''', '''Harvard Street Church''', '''South Meeting House''', but later known as '''Hollis Street Church''', 1732-1887.<br>  
  
:Locations:<br>  
+
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollis_Street_Church Hollis Street Church Wikipedia page].<br>
::*The church was built at the corner of Bennett and North [''now Hanover''] Streets in the North End in 1742.<br>  
+
:Locations:  
 +
::*A wooden church building was built on Hollis Street [called Harvard Street in 1732].<br>  
 +
::*The church was burnt in 1787 and a new one rebuilt in its place in 1788.<br>
 +
::*This building was sold, taken down, and removed to Braintree in 1810.<br>
 +
::*A new brick building was built on the same spot in 1811. [See [http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a46205/ sketch of the Hollis Street Church].]<br>
 +
::*A new building was erected at 180 Newbury Street on the southeast corner of Exeter Street in 1884.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*Old Light members of the Second Church gathered to form this church with Samuel Mather, its only minister. Per his dying wishes, the members returned to the Second Church at his death. No records survive except the few marriages mentioned below.<br>  
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::*The church became Unitarian in 1800.<br>
::*The church was sold to the '''First Universalist Church''' as their first building.<br>  
+
::*Some congregants left to form the '''South Congregational Society''' in 1825.<br>  
 +
::*This church merged with the '''South Congregational Church''' that took over the building in 1887 and that ultimately merged with the '''First Church of Boston''' in 1925.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto05unkngoog#page/n106/mode/2up 96], for 1742.<br>
+
::*Records, 1732-1789 said by Harold Worthley to be held by the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1970, but they could not be located in their catalog.<br>
 +
::*Hollis Street Church, ledger, 1787-1788, subscriptions to rebuild the church, Ms. N-1407 (Tall) held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.<br>
 +
::*Hollis Street Church records, [1787-1879], Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00005 bMS 5], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
::*Hollis Street Church, proprietors' records, 1809-1887, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z4.
 +
::*Hollis Street Church, membership, meetings, and baptisms, 1732-1739 (by Mather Byles), held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.q.Am.2290.  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*See above under records.  
+
::*John Pierpont, ''Proceedings in the controversy between a part of the proprietors and the pastor of Hollis Street Church: 1838 and 1839'' (Boston, [1839]), 60 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16663634 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
::*George Leonard Chaney, ''Hollis Street Church from Mather Byles to Thomas Starr King, 1732-1861: two discourses given in Hollis Street meeting-house, Dec. 31, 1876, and Jan. 7, 1877'' (Boston, 1877), 70 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/hollisstreetchur00chan Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=R2R94Lw7ofEC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4887379 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
::*Ogden Codman, Robert J. Dunkle, and Ann S. Lainhart, ''Hollis Street Church, Boston&nbsp;: records of admissions, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1732-1887'' (Boston, 1998), 295 pp.<br>Note: Based on Ogden Codman, "Hollis Street Church, Boston: records of admissions, baptisms, marriages and deaths, 1732-1887" (ms., 1918), [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1057203~S0 Mss 293a], Manuscripts Dept., New England Historic Genealogical Society that was microfilmed, {{FHL|277688|item|disp=FHL film 856698 Item 1}}.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38249499 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|723155|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2c}}.<br>
 
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| Thomas Starr King (1848-1860)
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| Ebenezer Wight (1778-1778)
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| John Pierpont (1819-1845)
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| George Leonard Chaney (1862-1877)
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| Samuel West (1789-1808)
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| David Fosdick (1846-1847)
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| Henry Bernard Carpenter (1878-1887)
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch018}} 18. '''Second Baptist Church''', then '''Baldwin Place Baptist Church''', and finally '''Warren Avenue Baptist Church''', 1743-1912.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch016}} 16. '''Ninth Church''', '''West Church''' or '''Lynde Street Church''', 1737-1889.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*Built on the eastern side of Mill Pond in 1746, this wooden structure of was the southern one of two meeting houses there off of Back Street [''now Salem Street'' in the North End] that since 1829 is now called Baldwin Place.<br>  
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::*The first church was built of wood on Lynde Street at the corner of Cambridge Street in 1737.<br>  
::*A new building was erected on the same spot in 1811.<br>
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::*The wooden structure was torn down and an enlarged brick building constructed in its place all during 1806. The church now faced 131 Cambridge Street. [See an image of the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Old_West_Church_Boston_Asher_Benjamin_1806.jpg West Church of Boston]].<br>  
::*The congregation built a Gothic red brick church on Warren Avenue in the South end in 1866.<br>  
 
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*The church changed its name to '''Baldwin Place Baptist Church''' between 1832 and 1841.<br>  
+
::*British troops occupying the town during the Revolution used this church as a barracks.<br>  
::*The church merged back with the '''First Baptist Church''' in 1920.<br>  
+
::*The church was reorganized as a Unitarian Church in 1806.<br>  
::*The South End building was sold at that time and was abandoned in the 1960s when arsonists burnt the building in 1967. The land was cleared and is now the beautiful James Hayes Park.<br>  
+
::*The congregation's 1806 building was deeded to the city in 1894 and served as a branch of the library. The '''First Methodist Church''' and '''Copley Religious Society''' merged in 1962, bought this building from the city, and became '''Old West Church''', a United Methodist congregation.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1743-1787, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z9.<br>  
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::*West Church, records, 1736-1889, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z3.<br>  
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1743-1787, 0824 Microfilm held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass., and also at the Boston Public Library (who had the records microfilmed - and thus likely hold the originals), {{FHL|228518|item|disp=FHL film 837132 Item 1}}.<br>  
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::*West Church, records, 1826-1876, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00010 bMS 10], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: There are no vital records in this collection.<br>  
::*Baldwin Place Baptist Church, records, 1769-1881, {{FHL|277881|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 2}}.<br>  
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::*West Church records, baptisms, marriages, 1737-1880, {{FHL|277720|item|disp=FHL film 856695 Item 2}}.<br>  
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1787-1793, 0825 and 0826 Microfilm held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass.<br>
 
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1789-1811 (transcript), {{FHL|278065|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 5}}.<br>
 
::*"Record of marriages in Boston by Thomas Baldwin, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, 1790-1826", [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1066930~S0 Mss A 1586], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>
 
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1788-1920, 42 volumes, held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass., but not in their online catalog.<br>  
 
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($) covering 1769 to 1881.<br>  
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::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Thomas Ford Caldicott, ''Concise history of the Baldwin Place Baptist Church, together with the articles of faith and practice; also ... calendar of the present members'' (Boston, 1854), 96 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/concisehistoryof00cald Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=yIAUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18916974 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
+
::*''Brief history of the First Free Congregational Church: with the articles of faith, and covenant, ecclesiastical regulations and a list of its members'' (Boston, 1840), 48 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/317692022 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*"Marriage records of the Rev. Thomas Baldwin, Pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 125 [1971]: 99-109, 214-223, 287-294; 126 [1972]: 64-68, 141-145, 204-209.<br>  
+
::*Edward Wheelwright, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Mass. Baptisms, 1737-1854" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 91 [1937]: 340-354; 92 [1938]: 10-28, 116-134, 242-260, 342-358; 93 [1939]: 58-66, 114-124, 250-263, 314-326; 94 [1940]: 38-47, 155-163, 290-297, 373-380.<br>Note: Plates were struck for the publication of the records of this church by The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, but the project was abandoned and some proof pages were lost. The remaindered were offered to the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1935, the gaps filled in and published to 1854.<br>  
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
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| Ephraim Boand (1743-1765)  
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| William Hooper (1737-1746)  
| Thomas Baldwin (1790-1825)  
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| Simeon Howard (1767-1804)  
| Thomas Ford Caldicott (1853-18xx)
+
| Cyrus A. Bartol (1861-1889)
 
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|  
 
|  
| John Davis (1770-1772)  
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| Jonathan Mayhew (1747-1766)  
| James D. Knowles (1825-1832)
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| Charles Lowell (1806-1861)  
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| Isaac Skillman (1773-1787)
 
| Baron Stowe (1832-1848)
 
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| Thomas Gair (1788-1790)
 
| Levi Tucker (1849-1852)  
 
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch019}} 19. '''Eleventh Church''', '''School Street Church''', or '''Rev. Andrew Croswell's Church''', 1748-1785.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch017}} 17. '''Tenth Church''', '''Bennett Street Church''', or '''Samuel Mather's Church''', 1742-1785.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*This congregation bought the '''French Huguenot Church''' on School Street in 1748 just two-thirds a block south and across the street from King's Chapel.<br>  
+
::*The church was built at the corner of Bennett and North [''now Hanover''] Streets in the North End in 1742.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*This church was the gathering of New Lights from several Boston Congregational churches under Rev. Andrew Croswell. After Croswell's death in 1785, the congregation disbanded and sold their church building to Roman Catholics to serve as their first church building.<br>  
+
::*Old Light members of the Second Church gathered to form this church with Samuel Mather, its only minister. Per his dying wishes, the members returned to the Second Church at his death. No records survive except the few marriages mentioned below.<br>
 +
::*The church was sold to the '''First Universalist Church''' as their first building.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*None known to exist.<br>  
+
::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto05unkngoog#page/n106/mode/2up 96], for 1742.<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
::*None.<br>  
+
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Andrew Croswell, ''A Narrative of the Founding and Settling The New-gathered Congregational Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1749), 37, [3] pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/title/narrative-of-the-founding-and-settling-the-new-gathered-congregational-church-in-boston-with-the-opposition-of-the-south-church-to-the-minister-his-defence-of-himself-before-the-council-and-espostulatory-letter-to-that-church-afterwards/oclc/55839790/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*See above under records.  
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
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<br> {{anchor|ch020}} 20. '''Sandemanian Society''', 1764-ca.1823.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch018}} 18. '''Second Baptist Church''', then '''Baldwin Place Baptist Church''', and finally '''Warren Avenue Baptist Church''', 1743-1912.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*Their meeting house was off of Middle Street [''now Hanover Street''] in the North End, between Richmond's Lane and Cross Street.<br>  
+
::*Built on the eastern side of Mill Pond in 1746, this wooden structure of was the southern one of two meeting houses there off of Back Street [''now Salem Street'' in the North End] that since 1829 is now called Baldwin Place.<br>
 +
::*A new building was erected on the same spot in 1811.<br>
 +
::*The congregation built a Gothic red brick church on Warren Avenue in the South end in 1866.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*From several maps of the period consulted, only "A New Plan of Boston" (Boston, 1806) published by W. Norman actually showed the building.<br>  
+
::*The church changed its name to '''Baldwin Place Baptist Church''' between 1832 and 1841.<br>  
::*Little has been written on this group started in the United States by the childless Robert Sandeman (1718-1771) who brought the teachings of his father-in-law John Glas (known as Glasites) to America. They were considered pacifist Loyalists.<br>  
+
::*The church merged back with the '''First Baptist Church''' in 1920.<br>  
::*For more information, see the publications below.<br>  
+
::*The South End building was sold at that time and was abandoned in the 1960s when arsonists burnt the building in 1967. The land was cleared and is now the beautiful James Hayes Park.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*There are no known records from this group.<br>
+
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1743-1787, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z9.<br>  
:Publications:<br>
+
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1743-1787, 0824 Microfilm held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass., and also at the Boston Public Library (who had the records microfilmed - and thus likely hold the originals), {{FHL|228518|item|disp=FHL film 837132 Item 1}}.<br>  
::*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasite Glasite Wikipedia page].<br>  
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::*Baldwin Place Baptist Church, records, 1769-1881, {{FHL|277881|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 2}}.<br>  
::*Caleb H. Snow, ''A History of Boston'' (Boston, 2nd ed., 1828), Chap. XLV, [http://archive.org/stream/ahistorybostonm00snowgoog#page/n278/mode/2up p. 256-257].<br>
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::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1787-1793, 0825 and 0826 Microfilm held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass.<br>  
::*Henry H. Edes, "The Places of Worship of the Sandemanians in Boston" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', Transactions, 1899-1900, 6 [1904]: [http://archive.org/stream/publicationsofcov6colo#page/108/mode/2up 109-123].<br>
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::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1789-1811 (transcript), {{FHL|278065|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 5}}.<br>  
:Ministers:<br>  
+
::*"Record of marriages in Boston by Thomas Baldwin, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, 1790-1826", [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1066930~S0 Mss A 1586], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>  
::*No known ministers used by this group.<br>
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::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1788-1920, 42 volumes, held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass., but not in their online catalog.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch021}} 21. '''First Universalist Church''', 1785-1864.<br>
 
 
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
::*This congregation bought their first church from the '''Tenth Church''' otherwise known as '''Samuel Mather's Church''' on the corner of Bennet and North [''now Hanover''] Streets in the North End in 1785.<br>
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
::*Their wooden church (the last one standing in Boston) was torn down in 1838 and a new structure built.<br>
 
:Records:<br>
 
::*First Universalist Church, proprietors' records, 1792-1815, on microfilm at the Massachusetts Historical Society (but not in their online catalog).<br>  
 
::*First Universalist Church, records, 1792-1909, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00302 bMS 302], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: There are no vital records in this collection and most of the post-1864 records are from the Sunday school.<br>  
 
::*First Universalist Church, proprietor's meetings, 1834-1864, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z11.  
 
::*First Universalist Church, marriages, 1813-1840, {{FHL|228538|item|disp=FHL film 837130 Item 4}}.<br>  
 
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
::*None.<br>  
+
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($) covering 1769 to 1881.<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Thomas W. Silloway, ''An Historical Discourse delivered in the First Universalist Meeting-House, Boston, Sunday, May 29, 1864, on the occasion of taking final leave of the premises'' (Boston, [1864?]), 42 pp.<br>No Digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/423611287 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
+
::*Thomas Ford Caldicott, ''Concise history of the Baldwin Place Baptist Church, together with the articles of faith and practice; also ... calendar of the present members'' (Boston, 1854), 96 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/concisehistoryof00cald Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=yIAUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18916974 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
+
::*"Marriage records of the Rev. Thomas Baldwin, Pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 125 [1971]: 99-109, 214-223, 287-294; 126 [1972]: 64-68, 141-145, 204-209.<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
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| Sebastian Streeter (1824-18xx)  
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<br> {{anchor|ch022}} 22. '''Church of the Holy Cross''' and now [http://holycrossboston.com/ '''Cathedral of the Holy Cross'''], 1788.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch019}} 19. '''Eleventh Church''', '''School Street Church''', or '''Rev. Andrew Croswell's Church''', 1748-1785.<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Cross_Church,_Boston Wikipedia page for Holy Cross Boston]; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_the_Holy_Cross_%28Boston%29 Wikipedia page for the Cathedral].<br>
 
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*They bought a church building on School Street from the '''Eleventh Church''' or '''School Street Church''' in 1788 that was built by the '''French Huguenot Church''' in 1715.<br>
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::*This congregation bought the '''French Huguenot Church''' on School Street in 1748 just two-thirds a block south and across the street from King's Chapel.<br>  
::*They built a chapel on the southern end of Franklin Place at what would now be 214 Devonshire Street in 1803. [See an image of the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/HolyCrossB.png Cathedral in 1859].]<br>
 
::*Built a new cathedral building at 1400 Washington Street in the South End in 1875.<br>  
 
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*Outgrowing the old building on School Street and their lease being up, a committee was formed in 1799. They found a spot with the help of Charles Bulfinch at the southern end of his first of its kind urban designed city block in the United States, Franklin Place (sometimes called the Tontine Crescent). They broke ground in 1800 and the chapel opened in 1803.<br>
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::*This church was the gathering of New Lights from several Boston Congregational churches under Rev. Andrew Croswell. After Croswell's death in 1785, the congregation disbanded and sold their church building to Roman Catholics to serve as their first church building.<br>  
::*When the Diocese of Boston was established, the chapel became the Cathedral for the diocese in 1825.<br>
 
::*The last mass in the Cathedral was in 1860 and the building demolished in 1862.<br>
 
::*After the delay caused by the Civil War, ground was broken for the new cathedral in 1866. It was dedicated in 1875 as the largest church in New England.<br>  
 
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Cathedral of the Holy Cross, baptisms, 1789-1928, marriages 1789-1925, confirmations, 1803, 1810-1823, 1864-1926, burials, 1789-1822, and ordinations, 1815-1822, held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archdiocese of Boston Archives].<br>
+
::*None known to exist.<br>  
::*All other records are held by the Cathedral.<br>  
 
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*None.<br>  
 
::*None.<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Robert H. Lord, John E. Sexton and Edward T. Harrington, ''History of the Archdiocese of Boston in the various stages of its development, 1604 to 1943'' (New York, 1944), 3 vols.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/546558 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
+
::*Andrew Croswell, ''A Narrative of the Founding and Settling The New-gathered Congregational Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1749), 37, [3] pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/title/narrative-of-the-founding-and-settling-the-new-gathered-congregational-church-in-boston-with-the-opposition-of-the-south-church-to-the-minister-his-defence-of-himself-before-the-council-and-espostulatory-letter-to-that-church-afterwards/oclc/55839790/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Thomas H. O'Connor, ''Boston Catholics: a history of the church and its people'' (Boston, 1998), xvi, 357 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39085342 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
+
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
:Priests associated with this church before 1900: [''with years served'']<br>
 
  
 
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| C. F. Bouchard de la Peterie (1788-1789)  
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| Andrew Croswell (1748-1785)  
| John B. McMahon (1840-1846)
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|  
| Patrick J. Power (1868-1869)
 
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| Louis Rousselet (1789-1791)  
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| Francis Roloff (1843-1844)  
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| James Donegan (1869-1870)
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<br> {{anchor|ch020}} 20. '''Sandemanian Society''', 1764-ca.1823.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*Their meeting house was off of Middle Street [''now Hanover Street''] in the North End, between Richmond's Lane and Cross Street.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*From several maps of the period consulted, only "A New Plan of Boston" (Boston, 1806) published by W. Norman actually showed the building.<br>
 +
::*Little has been written on this group started in the United States by the childless Robert Sandeman (1718-1771) who brought the teachings of his father-in-law John Glas (known as Glasites) to America. They were considered pacifist Loyalists.<br>
 +
::*For more information, see the publications below.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*There are no known records from this group.<br>
 +
:Publications:<br>
 +
::*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasite Glasite Wikipedia page].<br>
 +
::*Caleb H. Snow, ''A History of Boston'' (Boston, 2nd ed., 1828), Chap. XLV, [http://archive.org/stream/ahistorybostonm00snowgoog#page/n278/mode/2up p. 256-257].<br>
 +
::*Henry H. Edes, "The Places of Worship of the Sandemanians in Boston" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', Transactions, 1899-1900, 6 [1904]: [http://archive.org/stream/publicationsofcov6colo#page/108/mode/2up 109-123].<br>
 +
:Ministers:<br>
 +
::*No known ministers used by this group.<br>
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<br> {{anchor|ch021}} 21. '''First Universalist Church''', 1785-1864.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*This congregation bought their first church from the '''Tenth Church''' otherwise known as '''Samuel Mather's Church''' on the corner of Bennet and North [''now Hanover''] Streets in the North End in 1785.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Their wooden church (the last one standing in Boston) was torn down in 1838 and a new structure built.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*First Universalist Church, proprietors' records, 1792-1815, on microfilm at the Massachusetts Historical Society (but not in their online catalog).<br>
 +
::*First Universalist Church, records, 1792-1909, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00302 bMS 302], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: There are no vital records in this collection and most of the post-1864 records are from the Sunday school.<br>
 +
::*First Universalist Church, proprietor's meetings, 1834-1864, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z11.
 +
::*First Universalist Church, marriages, 1813-1840, {{FHL|228538|item|disp=FHL film 837130 Item 4}}.<br>
 +
:Online:<br>
 +
::*None.<br>
 +
:Publications:<br>
 +
::*Thomas W. Silloway, ''An Historical Discourse delivered in the First Universalist Meeting-House, Boston, Sunday, May 29, 1864, on the occasion of taking final leave of the premises'' (Boston, [1864?]), 42 pp.<br>No Digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/423611287 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
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|  
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| John Thayer (1790-1794)
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| Patrick F. Lyndon (1843-1847)
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| William J. Daly (1870-1873)
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Francis A. Matignon (1792-1818)  
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| John Murray (1793-1815)  
| James Maguire (1844)
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| Paul Dean (1813-1823)  
| William J. J. Denvir (1870-1872)
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
| John L. de Cheverus (1796-1823)
 
| Peter Crudden (1844-1845)
 
| Stanislaus Buteux (1871-1872)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| John Thayer (1798-1799)  
+
| Edward Mitchell (1816-1817)  
| George F. Haskins (1844-1852)  
+
| Sebastian Streeter (1824-18xx)  
| Theodore A. Metcalf (1873-1879)
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
| J. S. Tisserand (1803)
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|}
| Ch. E. Brasseur de Bourbourg (1845-1846)  
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| John B. Smith (1873-1881)
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<br> {{anchor|ch022}} 22. '''Church of the Holy Cross''' and now [http://holycrossboston.com/ '''Cathedral of the Holy Cross'''], 1788.<br>
|-
+
 
|
+
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Cross_Church,_Boston Wikipedia page for Holy Cross Boston]; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_the_Holy_Cross_%28Boston%29 Wikipedia page for the Cathedral].<br>
| Matthew O'Brien (1804)  
+
:Locations:<br>
| John J. Williams (1845-1856)  
+
::*They bought a church building on School Street from the '''Eleventh Church''' or '''School Street Church''' in 1788 that was built by the '''French Huguenot Church''' in 1715.<br>
| John H. Fleming (1874-1875)
+
::*They built a chapel on the southern end of Franklin Place at what would now be 214 Devonshire Street in 1803. [See an image of the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/HolyCrossB.png Cathedral in 1859].]<br>
|-
+
::*Built a new cathedral building at 1400 Washington Street in the South End in 1875.<br>
|  
+
:Notes:<br>
| F. X. Brosius (1816)
+
::*Outgrowing the old building on School Street and their lease being up, a committee was formed in 1799. They found a spot with the help of Charles Bulfinch at the southern end of his first of its kind urban designed city block in the United States, Franklin Place (sometimes called the Tontine Crescent). They broke ground in 1800 and the chapel opened in 1803.<br>
| Ambrose Manahan (1845-1853)
+
::*When the Diocese of Boston was established, the chapel became the Cathedral for the diocese in 1825.<br>
| Bernard O'Regan (1874-1882)
+
::*The last mass in the Cathedral was in 1860 and the building demolished in 1862.<br>
 +
::*After the delay caused by the Civil War, ground was broken for the new cathedral in 1866. It was dedicated in 1875 as the largest church in New England.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Cathedral of the Holy Cross, baptisms, 1789-1928, marriages 1789-1925, confirmations, 1803, 1810-1823, 1864-1926, burials, 1789-1822, and ordinations, 1815-1822, held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archdiocese of Boston Archives].<br>
 +
::*All other records are held by the Cathedral.<br>
 +
:Online:<br>
 +
::*None.<br>
 +
:Publications:<br>
 +
::*Robert H. Lord, John E. Sexton and Edward T. Harrington, ''History of the Archdiocese of Boston in the various stages of its development, 1604 to 1943'' (New York, 1944), 3 vols.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/546558 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
::*Thomas H. O'Connor, ''Boston Catholics: a history of the church and its people'' (Boston, 1998), xvi, 357 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39085342 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
:Priests associated with this church before 1900: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
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|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Philip Lariscy (1818-1821)  
+
| C. F. Bouchard de la Peterie (1788-1789)  
| Hilary Tucker (1846-1872)  
+
| John B. McMahon (1840-1846)  
| Joseph P. Bodfish (1875-1888)
+
| Patrick J. Power (1868-1869)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Stephen Cailleaux (1819-1823)  
+
| Louis Rousselet (1789-1791)  
| Joseph Cooidge Shaw (1847-1848)  
+
| Francis Roloff (1843-1844)  
| Lawrence J. O'Toole (1875-1885)
+
| James Donegan (1869-1870)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| William Taylor (1821-1825)  
+
| John Thayer (1790-1794)  
| Nicholas J. A. O'Brien (1847-1856)  
+
| Patrick F. Lyndon (1843-1847)  
| Maurice X. Carroll (1876-1885)
+
| William J. Daly (1870-1873)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Paul McQuade (1822-1823)  
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| Francis A. Matignon (1792-1818)  
| Samuel A. Mulledy (1849-1851)  
+
| James Maguire (1844)  
| Maurice S. Fitzgerald (1876-1879)
+
| William J. J. Denvir (1870-1872)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Patrick Byrne (1823-1830)  
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| John L. de Cheverus (1796-1823)  
| Thomas H. Shahan (1849-1851)  
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| Peter Crudden (1844-1845)  
| Matthew McDonnell (1878-1879)
+
| Stanislaus Buteux (1871-1872)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Benedict J. Fenwick (1825-1846)  
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| John Thayer (1798-1799)  
| Michael P. Gallagher (1849-1855)  
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| George F. Haskins (1844-1852)  
| Leo P. Boland (1879-1892)
+
| Theodore A. Metcalf (1873-1879)
 
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|  
 
|  
| William Wiley (1827-1831)  
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| J. S. Tisserand (1803)  
| George T. Riordan (1852-1853)  
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| Ch. E. Brasseur de Bourbourg (1845-1846)  
| Lawrence M. A. Corcoran (1879-1894)
+
| John B. Smith (1873-1881)
 
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|  
 
|  
| Robert Woodley (1828-1830)  
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| Matthew O'Brien (1804)  
| Joseph M. Finotti (1852-1857)  
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| John J. Williams (1845-1856)  
| Thomas Moylan (1880-1883)
+
| John H. Fleming (1874-1875)
 
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Thomas J. O'Flaherty (1829-1833)  
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| F. X. Brosius (1816)  
| David Welsh (1853-1854)  
+
| Ambrose Manahan (1845-1853)  
| E. McCarthy (1881-1882)
+
| Bernard O'Regan (1874-1882)
 
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
| William Tyler (1829-1844)  
+
| Philip Lariscy (1818-1821)  
| James Augustine Healy (1855-1866)  
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| Hilary Tucker (1846-1872)  
| Denis J. O'Donovan (1882-1883)
+
| Joseph P. Bodfish (1875-1888)
 
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Michael Healy (1830-1837)  
+
| Stephen Cailleaux (1819-1823)  
| Patrick J. Rogers (1856-1859)  
+
| Joseph Cooidge Shaw (1847-1848)  
| Henry A. Sullivan (1882-1902)
+
| Lawrence J. O'Toole (1875-1885)
 
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Constantine Lee (1830-1832)  
+
| William Taylor (1821-1825)  
| John T. Roddan (1856-1859)  
+
| Nicholas J. A. O'Brien (1847-1856)  
| James F. Talbot (1883-1892)
+
| Maurice X. Carroll (1876-1885)
 
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
| James T. McDermott (1831-1832)  
+
| Paul McQuade (1822-1823)  
| Michael Moran (1857-1869)  
+
| Samuel A. Mulledy (1849-1851)  
| Nicholas R. Walsh (1883-1905)
+
| Maurice S. Fitzgerald (1876-1879)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Patrick McNamee (1832-1833)  
+
| Patrick Byrne (1823-1830)  
| C. Lyonnet (1859-1860)  
+
| Thomas H. Shahan (1849-1851)  
| Richard Neagle (1886-1896)
+
| Matthew McDonnell (1878-1879)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Edward Walsh (1833-1834)  
+
| Benedict J. Fenwick (1825-1846)  
| Charles Lynch (1859-1862)  
+
| Michael P. Gallagher (1849-1855)  
| Denis J. O'Donovan (1888-1890)
+
| Leo P. Boland (1879-1892)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| John J. Curtin (1834-1836)  
+
| William Wiley (1827-1831)  
| Lawrence S. McMahon (1860-1863)  
+
| George T. Riordan (1852-1853)  
| Edward Connolly (1892-1895)
+
| Lawrence M. A. Corcoran (1879-1894)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| William Wiley (1835-1836)  
+
| Robert Woodley (1828-1830)  
| A. Sherwood Healy (1862-1875)  
+
| Joseph M. Finotti (1852-1857)  
| Peter J. Walsh (1894)
+
| Thomas Moylan (1880-1883)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Patrick O'Beirne (1835-1836)  
+
| Thomas J. O'Flaherty (1829-1833)  
| B. O'Reilly (1863-1864)  
+
| David Welsh (1853-1854)  
| Thomas J. McCormack (1894-1907)
+
| E. McCarthy (1881-1882)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| James Conway (1836-1839)  
+
| William Tyler (1829-1844)  
| John H. Cornell (1863-1864)  
+
| James Augustine Healy (1855-1866)  
| John T. Mullen (1895-1907)
+
| Denis J. O'Donovan (1882-1883)
 
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Franz Salesius Hoffman (1836)  
+
| Michael Healy (1830-1837)  
| Angelo M. Baret (1863-1865)  
+
| Patrick J. Rogers (1856-1859)  
| Francis X. Dolan (1895-1908)
+
| Henry A. Sullivan (1882-1902)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| William Fennelly (1838-1842)  
+
| Constantine Lee (1830-1832)  
| William Byrne (1865-1874)  
+
| John T. Roddan (1856-1859)  
| Michael J. Doody (1896-1903)
+
| James F. Talbot (1883-1892)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Edward Freygang (1838)  
+
| James T. McDermott (1831-1832)  
| John J. Williams (1866-1907)  
+
| Michael Moran (1857-1869)  
| Joseph V. Tracy (1898-1903)
+
| Nicholas R. Walsh (1883-1905)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| Terence Fitzsimmons (1839-1840)  
+
| Patrick McNamee (1832-1833)
| Emiliano Gerbi (1866-1868)  
+
| C. Lyonnet (1859-1860)
 +
| Richard Neagle (1886-1896)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Edward Walsh (1833-1834)
 +
| Charles Lynch (1859-1862)
 +
| Denis J. O'Donovan (1888-1890)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| John J. Curtin (1834-1836)
 +
| Lawrence S. McMahon (1860-1863)
 +
| Edward Connolly (1892-1895)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| William Wiley (1835-1836)
 +
| A. Sherwood Healy (1862-1875)
 +
| Peter J. Walsh (1894)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Patrick O'Beirne (1835-1836)
 +
| B. O'Reilly (1863-1864)
 +
| Thomas J. McCormack (1894-1907)
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<br> {{anchor|ch023}} 23. '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792-1828), '''North Bennett Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1828-1849), later the '''Hanover Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', and since 1873 called '''Grace Church''', 1792-1962.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch023}} 23. '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792-1828), '''North Bennett Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1828-1849), later the '''Hanover Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', and since 1873 called '''Grace Church''', 1792-1962.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch025}} 25. '''African Baptist Church''', '''Independent Baptist Church''', and the '''Belknap Street Church''', 1805.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch025}} 25. '''African Baptist Church''', '''Independent Baptist Church''', and the '''Belknap Street Church''', 1805.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch026}} 26. '''Second Methodist Church''' and later '''Bromfield Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1806-1913.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch026}} 26. '''Second Methodist Church''' and later '''Bromfield Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1806-1913.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch027}} 27. '''Third Baptist Church''' and later '''Charles Street Baptist Church''', 1807-1877.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch027}} 27. '''Third Baptist Church''' and later '''Charles Street Baptist Church''', 1807-1877.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch028}} 28. [http://www.parkstreet.org/ '''Park Street Church'''], 1809-present.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch028}} 28. [http://www.parkstreet.org/ '''Park Street Church'''], 1809-present.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch029}} 29. '''St. Matthew's Episcopal Church''', 1816-sometime after 1946.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch029}} 29. '''St. Matthew's Episcopal Church''', 1816-sometime after 1946.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch030}} 30. '''Second Universalist Church''' and later '''Church of the Redemption''', 1816-1935.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch030}} 30. '''Second Universalist Church''' and later '''Church of the Redemption''', 1816-1935.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch031}} 31. '''The New Jerusalem Church''' [Swedenborg] and now called [http://www.churchonthehillboston.org/ '''Church on the Hill'''], 1818-present.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch031}} 31. '''The New Jerusalem Church''' [Swedenborg] and now called [http://www.churchonthehillboston.org/ '''Church on the Hill'''], 1818-present.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch032}} 32. '''First African Methodist Episcopal Society''' or '''May Street Mission''' (1818-1860),<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch032}} 32. '''First African Methodist Episcopal Society''' or '''May Street Mission''' (1818-1860),<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch033}} 33. '''Hawes' Place Church''', 1819-before 1888.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch033}} 33. '''Hawes' Place Church''', 1819-before 1888.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch034}} 34. '''Essex Street Church''' or '''Union Church''', 1819-1948.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch034}} 34. '''Essex Street Church''' or '''Union Church''', 1819-1948.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch035}} 35. '''St. Augustine's Church''', 1819. [Catholic]<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch035}} 35. '''St. Augustine's Church''', 1819. [Catholic]<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch036}} 36. '''St. Paul's Episcopal Church''' and now called [http://www.stpaulboston.org/ '''The Cathedral Church of St. Paul'''], 1820-present.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch036}} 36. '''St. Paul's Episcopal Church''' and now called [http://www.stpaulboston.org/ '''The Cathedral Church of St. Paul'''], 1820-present.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch037}} 37. '''Bulfinch Street Church''', 1822-1863.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch037}} 37. '''Bulfinch Street Church''', 1822-1863.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch038}} 38. '''Leyden Church''' or '''Green Street Church''', 1823-1844.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch038}} 38. '''Leyden Church''' or '''Green Street Church''', 1823-1844.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch039}} 39. '''Evangelical Congregational Church''' or '''Phillips' Church''', 1823-present?<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch039}} 39. '''Evangelical Congregational Church''' or '''Phillips' Church''', 1823-present?<br>  
  
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::*This church merged with the '''First Presbyterian Church''' in 1931 to form the federated [http://www.cotcbos.org/index.html '''Church of the Covenant'''].<br>  
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60. '''First Free Church''' or '''Marlborough Chapel''' [''Trinitarian''], 1835-1843.<br>
 
 
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::*The built the Marlboro Chapel on Washington Street in 1838.<br>
 
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::*The largest hall of the several in the new church held 2000 people.<br>
 
::*The church was split over the doctrine of perfection. A number following the Orthodox view along with the minister William R. Chapman dismissed themselves and organized the new '''Garden Street Chapel''' in 1841.<br>
 
 
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::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>  
 
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::*Church of Our Father records, 1835-1974, held by [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms00138.html Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 138], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 
::*Church of Our Father records, 1835-1974, held by [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms00138.html Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 138], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
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::*There is no explanation for the gap in the records below.<br>  
 
::*St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors records, 1837-1878, 1891-1903, held by the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Archives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston].<br>  
 
::*St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors records, 1837-1878, 1891-1903, held by the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Archives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston].<br>  
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::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely to be with the church.<br>
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::*This congregation merged with the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) in 1873.<br>  
 
::*This congregation merged with the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) in 1873.<br>  
 
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::*North Russell Street Methodist Episcopal Church, membership records, 1837-1864, {{FHL|500045|item|disp=FHL film 1508912 Item 10}}.<br>
  
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::*The records were held by the Baptist Missionary Union per the 1885 survey.<br>
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::*East Boston Universalist Parish records, 1842-1948, held by the [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms00259.html Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 259], Harvard Divinity School. These records include those for '''All Souls Universalist Church''', 1897-1948.<br>
 
::*East Boston Universalist Parish records, 1842-1948, held by the [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms00259.html Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 259], Harvard Divinity School. These records include those for '''All Souls Universalist Church''', 1897-1948.<br>
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::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely part of the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) descendancy.<br>
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<br>[[Image:A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, vol. 7.jpg|thumb|right|280px]] In 1875 the City of Boston appointed Record Commissioners to “directly assist in perfecting the record of the vital statistics of Boston.” Their duty was “to complete, so far as practicable, the record of births, marriages and deaths, in the town and city of Boston, prior to A.D. 1849, and to receive and collect all documents obtainable therefor [''sic''].”<ref>''First Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'' (Boston, 1876), 1.</ref> As a result of the hard work and dedication of the Record Commissioners, thirty-nine volumes of records relating to the town and city of Boston were published between 1876 and 1909. Six of the volumes (for Boston, v. 9, 24, 28, 30; for Dorchester, v. 21, 36) pertain to vital records. The remaining thirty-three volumes are comprised of an assortment of record which includes town records, selectmen’s records, tax lists, censuses, directories, notarial records, warnings out, and miscellaneous papers. Also included are town records for Charlestown, Dorchester, and Roxbury. They are all verbatim transcriptions.<br><br>  
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All thirty-nine volumes of the record commissioners’ series can be accessed for free online in various digital formats. They are available from [http://books.google.com Google Books], [http://www.heritagequestonline.com Heritage Quest Online] ($), and [http://www.archive.org Internet Archive]. The [http://www.bpl.org/online/govdocs/record_commissioners_reports.htm Boston Public Library] has an online list with note on content and a link to an online version. In the Family History Library, they are {{FHL|51395|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2b}} with digital links. There are separate catalog records for individual volumes that were microfilmed.<br>  
 
All thirty-nine volumes of the record commissioners’ series can be accessed for free online in various digital formats. They are available from [http://books.google.com Google Books], [http://www.heritagequestonline.com Heritage Quest Online] ($), and [http://www.archive.org Internet Archive]. The [http://www.bpl.org/online/govdocs/record_commissioners_reports.htm Boston Public Library] has an online list with note on content and a link to an online version. In the Family History Library, they are {{FHL|51395|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2b}} with digital links. There are separate catalog records for individual volumes that were microfilmed.<br>  

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town and city of Boston. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, deeds (i.e. land records), town and city records, newspapers, maps, and libraries. There are general history and genealogy topics such as ward boundaries, census, street guides, and much more. There are detailed guides for the towns Boston annexed: Brighton (1807-1874); Charlestown (1630-1874); Dorchester (1630-1870); Hyde Park (1868-1912); Roxbury (1630-1868); and West Roxbury (1851-1874).

Boston Massachusetts History

Boston Massachusetts Brief History

Historical Boston, then only the land of a peninsula, was a faction of the land mass it is today after massive land-fill projects of the mid- to late-19th century (the rubble from the Great Boston Fire of 1872 help fill in the waterfront) and the annexing of six towns from two counties (as listed above). Boston was first settled by passengers of the Winthrop Fleet of 1630 who first lodged in Charlestown. These first settlers were Puritans, the religious group wanting to change the Church of England from working inside the church. Called the "City on the Hill" by Gov. John Winthrop, the "hub" as we now call it became the center of trade, education, government, wealth, and power. It was the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, then the Royal colony of Massachusetts, and finally the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Shortly after its settlement, Boston had become a major settlement. It was the largest town in British North America for the first hundred years. Because of that, the town and later city became a draw for immigrants from around the world. Though the first two hundred years saw mostly English arrivals, Scots, Irish, and French were found here, too. It was after 1820 that immigrants from other European countries started arriving in large numbers. The gate was opened by the Irish fleeing the potato famine in 1847. The next wave included more Irish (their dominance starting in the early 20th century is a testament to their number), but also Germans, Italians, and Syrians. The end of the century saw French Canadians, Russian and Polish Jews, and Swedes arriving. The 21st century brought African Americans from the South, Southeast Asian immigrants (especially Chinese and Vietnamese), Muslims, and Puerto Ricans. Many other ethnicities can be found in pockets all over Boston, and walking in downtown one will likely here many languages being spoken.

Boston Massachusetts Historical Data

The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series[1] with additions from various sources.

Associated names

Boston at times was called Shawmut, Tremont, and Trimountaine.

Sections (excluding most of the named squares) in downtown Boston [see annexed towns listed above for names in those areas] include Andrew Square, Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Boston Harbor, Chinatown, City Point, Copley Square, East Boston (Eastie), Faneuil Hall, Fenway, Financial District, The Flat (i.e. of Beacon Hill), Fort Point, Government Center, Haymarket Square, Kenmore, Leather District, Logan Airport, Longwood, North End, Scollay Square, Seaport, South End, South Bay, South Boston (Southie), Washington Village, and West End.

Islands that are currently part of Boston are: Apple Island*, Belle Island (formerly Hog's Island)*, Bird Island*, Breed's Island*, Calf Island (formerly Apthrop Island), Castle Island*, Deer Island*, Gallop's Island, George's Island, Governor's Island, Great Brewster Island, Green Island (or North Brewster Island), Little Brewster Island, Little Calf Island, Long Island, Lovell's Island, Middle Brewster Island, Nixes mate, Noddle Island*, Outer Brewster Island, Rainsford Island, Shag Rocks, Spectacle Island, The Graves, Thompson's Island, and Wood Island*.

[* denotes land-fill has made it part of the mainland now and the others are part of the Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area]

Border changes
Dates Events
7 Sept. 1630 The first reference was "that Trimountaine shalbe called Boston ...." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 75]
7 Nov. 1632 It was "... ordered, that the necke of land betwixte Powder Horne Hill & Pullen Poynte (now Winthrop) shall belonge to Boston ...." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 101]
4 Mar. 1633 Border between Boston and Roxbury established.
14 May 1634 "... Boston shall haue convenient inlargemt att Mount Wooliston, ... & Prsent it to the nexte Genall court ...." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 125]
3 Sept. 1634 It was "... ordered, that Wunetsemt shall belonge to Boston, ... as pte of that towne." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 125]
25 Sept. 1634 It was "... ordered, that Boston shall haue inlargemt att Mount Wooliston (now Quincy and Braintree) & Rumney Marsh (now Revere)." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 139]
4 Mar. 1635 Border between Boston and Dorchester, at Mount Wooliston and Wessaguscus (now Weymouth) to be determined.
Deer Island, Hog Island, Long Island, and Spectacle Island granted to Boston. [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 139]
8 July 1635 Border between Boston and Charlestown established.
Border to be established between Boston and Saugus about Rumney Marsh (now Revere).
28 Mar. 1636 Border between Boston and Charlestown, and Boston and Dorchester established.
9 Mar. 1637 Noddle Island (the largest of five islands that made up East Boston) annexed.
6 June 1639 Border between Boston, Charlestown, and Lynn to be settled.
13 May 1640 The part called Mount Wollaston set off as the new town of Braintree.
7 Oct. 1641 Border between Boston and Roxbury established at Muddy River (now Brookline).
Border between Boston and Cambridge established.
13 Nov. 1705 The part called Muddy River set off as the new town of Brookline.
10 Jan. 1739 The parts called Winnissimet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point, except Noodle Island and Hog Island, set off as the new town of Chelsea.
6 Mar. 1804 The section of Dorchester called Dorchester Neck (and now called South Boston) annexed.
4 Mar. 1822 Boston was incorporated as a city per act of 23 Feb. 1822.
22 Feb. 1825 Border between Boston and Brookline established.
25 Mar. 1834 Thompson's Island was set off from Dorchester and annexed to Boston as long as it is used for charitable purposes.
16 Mar. 1836
19 Apr. 1837
Border between Boston and Roxbury established.
3 May 1850 Part of Roxbury annexed and border established.
21 May 1855 Part of Dorchester annexed called Washington Village.
8 May 1860 Part of Roxbury annexed and border established per act of 3 Apr. 1860.
5 Jan. 1868 City of Roxbury annexed by Boston per act of 1 June 1867.
3 Jan. 1870 Town of Dorchester annexed by Boston per act of 4 June 1869.
2 Apr. 1870 Border between Boston and West Roxbury established.
4 Nov. 1870 Part of Brookline annexed per act of 18 June 1870.
12 Apr. 1872 Mount Hope Cemetery in West Roxbury annexed to Boston.
27 May 1873 Border between Boston and Brookline established.
5 Jan. 1874 City of Charlestown annexed by Boston per act of 14 May 1873.
Town of Brighton annexed by Boston per act of 21 May 1873.
Town of West Roxbury annexed by Boston per act of 29 May 1873.
8 May 1874 Part of Brookline annexed.
29 May 1874 Border between Boston and Newton established.
1 July 1875 Part of Newton annexed by Boston per act of 5 May 1875.
27 May 1890 Border between Boston and Brookline established.
4 May 1891 Border between Boston and Somerville established.
13 Apr. 1894 Border between Boston and Brookline established.
29 Mar. 1898 Border between Boston and Newton established.
Border between Boston and Cambridge established.
1 Apr. 1898 Border between Boston and Hyde Park established.
13 May 1898 Border between Boston and Newton established.
29 Mar. 1910 Border between Boston and Cambridge established.
1 Jan. 1912 Town of Hyde Park annexed by Boston per act of 24 May 1911.
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Boston Massachusetts Historical Events

Date Event
in 1614 Capt. John Smith surveyed the coast of New England, created his famous map, and labelled the Boston peninsula Shawmut.
circa 1618 An epidemic likely of smallpox brought to New England by early European explorers decimated the local population by 75% leaving many villages uninhabited. The closest village to Boston was in present-day Jamaica Plain.
in 1625 Rev. William Blaxton moved up from the Weymouth area when his company returned to England and he settled on the western slope of what we call Beacon Hill.
in 1630 The John Winthrop fleet of almost 1000 English landed in Salem. Most that survived made their way to Trimountain, their name for Boston as it had three hills [see a map of the hills overlaid on a modern map showing the ridge and ridge of now Beacon Hill, Copp's Hill, and the southern Fort Hill that is no longer extant]. Many in the following year leave to establish other nearby towns.
in 1630 Winthrop established the cemetery now called King's Chapel Burying Ground.
in 1635 Boston Latin Grammar School established.
in 1640 First smallpox outbreak.
in 1653 First great fire in Boston.
in 1666 Second smallpox outbreak.
27 Nov. 1676 Second great fire destroyed 45 buildings in the North End including the North Meeting House.
1677-1678 Third smallpox outbreak.
29 Oct. 1679 Third great fire destroying 150 buildings.
in 1683 Fourth great fire.
1689-1690 Fourth smallpox outbreak.
in 1690 Fifth great fire on Hanover Street in the North End.
19 June 1691 Sixth great fire in North Square in the North End.
in 1702 Fifth smallpox outbreak left 313 persons dead.
11 Mar. 1702 Seventh great fire at Dock Square.
2 Oct. 1711 Eighth great fire destroyed the Town House, Meeting House, and many buildings leaving 110 families homeless.
May 1713 Bread riots involving more than 200 people protesting the high prices of bread. Similar smaller riots occurred in April 1710 and October 1711. These events led to laws against price-fixing, exporting grain during shortages, and a public granary.
in 1721 Sixth smallpox outbreak where 5759 persons caught the disease "in the natural way" and only 844 died from it. Inoculations were done and a list of families involved are listed in a copied manuscript at the Boston Public Library, Ms.B.10.2(4) enumerating the heads of families, number with smallpox, natural way, died, by inoculation, died, strangers, now sick, removed, and exposed. Learn more about inoculation in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.
in 1730 Seventh smallpox outbreak included about 4000 persons and nearly 500 died.
9 Dec. 1747 The courthouse and many buildings were destroyed by fire, though all the records were saved.
in 1752 A smallpox epidemic affected 7669 person (about half the population). Few of the inoculated persons died but this left 569 dead.
in 1754 Outbreak of smallpox.
18 Nov. 1755 Earthquake struck the region centered on Cape Ann.
20 Mar. 1760 Fire destroyed 349 buildings, several ships, and the Quaker Meeting House.
13 Jan. 1761 Faneuil Hall and several building burned.
5 Mar. 1770 Boston Massacre.
19 Apr. 1775 Siege of Boston by British troops began.
17 Mar. 1776 Evacuation of Boston by British troops.
in 1776 Outbreak of smallpox.
in 1778 Outbreak of smallpox.
20 Apr. 1787 A fire destroyed the Hollis Street Church and about 100 other buildings.
30 July 1794 Fire destroyed 90 buildings and 7 ropewalks.
21 Nov. 1832 Fire destroyed part of the State House on State Street.
in 1857 Filling in of Back Bay which was completed in 1882.
in 1872 Another smallpox epidemic in Boston.
9 Nov. 1872 The great fire burned 776 buildings covering 65 acres. Read a brief history of the Great Fire of 1872.
15 May 1894 Roxbury Conflagration destroyed or damaged 206 buildings.
1901-1903 Last smallpox outbreak. Read more about this in The New England Journal of Medicine.
24 Dec. 1911 Boston Molasses Company fire.
4 July 1913 Firecrackers started a fire destroying 31 building around Leroy Street in Dorchester.
28 Nov. 1942 Cocoanut Grove Fire in nightclub killed 492 people and resulted in the change in fire codes for the city.
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Boston Massachusetts Town Histories

Works written on the town include:


Boston - General
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Back Bay
  • also see Beacon Hill
  • William A. Newman and Wilfred E. Holton, Boston's Back Bay: The Story of America's Greatest Nineteenth-Century Landfill Project (Boston, 2006), xiv, 228 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
Beacon Hill
East Boston
Harbor Island
North End
  • Alex R. Goldfled, The North End: A Brief History of Boston's Oldest Neighborhood (Charleston, S.C., 2009), 190 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Stephen Puleo, The Boston Italians (Boston, 2007), xv, 323 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Anthony V. Riccio, Boston's North End, Images and Recollections of an Italian-American Neighborhood (Guilford, Conn., 2006), xii, 180 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Arnold A. Wieder, The Early Jewish Community of Boston's North End (Waltham, Mass., 1962), 100 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
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South Boston
South End

[No general history of this area of the city found.]

Clubs and Social Registers
  • Search online for the histories and directories of the many social clubs in Boston.
  • Social Register, Boston (New York, various years).
    Digital version at Internet Archive various editions and Google Books 1904, 1910
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • The Clubs of Boston containing a complete List of Members and Addresses of all Boston Clubs of Social and Business Prominence (Boston, 1891), 442 pp. with map.
    Digital version at Internet Archive (1888 ed.).
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
Guidebooks
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Immigration - Ethnicity

[For Italian, also see the North End section]

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Topographical - Pictorial
  • Boston's Growth. A Bird's Eye View of Boston's Increase in Territory and Population From It's Beginning to the Present (Boston, 1910), 45 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL.
  • Boston - One Hundred Years a City. A Collection of Views Made from Rare Prints and Old Photographs Showing the Changes Which Have Occurred in Boston During One Hundred Years of its Existence as a City, 1822-1922 (Boston, 1922), xii, 49 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Thomas Pemberton, "A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, 1794" in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, for the year 1794, 3: 241-[304].
    Digital version at Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Nancy S. Seasholes, Gaining Ground A History of Landmaking in Boston (Cambridge, Mass., 2003), xiv, 533 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Charles Shaw, A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, from the first settlement of the town to the present period : with some account of its environs (Boston, 1817), 311 pp.
    Digital version at Ancestry ($).
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston (Boston, 1871; 3rd ed., 1890), lvi, 720 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive (1871 ed.) and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) (1871 ed.); Not at FHL.
  • Annie Haven Thwing, The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston (Boston, 1920; 2nd ed., 1925; Tercentenary ed., 1930), xi, 282 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive, Google Books, and on Ancestry ($).
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL CD no. 1693 with in-library link.
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Boston Massachusetts Town and City Records

Boston Massachusetts Vital Records

To understand the issues with the vital records for Boston, we need to understand its history. Massachusetts Bay enacted laws early on for the recording of vital events. The town of Boston dutifully recorded these events. From a study by Lemuel Shattuck using the baptismal records, he determined that the practice of civil recording of births saw a slow and steady decline since 1725 when the reported rate of was 3.3% (religious baptisms were near 5%) and down to 2.0% by 1845 (i.e. less than half of what should be expected). Turning to marriages, Shattuck found that the rate of marriages was relatively unchanged all the way up to 1845. He observed two gaps that should be noted. From 1663 to 1689, not one marriage was recorded in the civil records, and from 1751 to 1761 only a few marriages were found. Deaths were well recorded in the early years, but like the marriages, none appear from 1663 to 1689. A separate volume was used after this period and seem to be representative until 1719. But, from 1719 to 1810, few deaths were recorded. In 1810, recording was done by the Superintendent of Burials so then appear complete from then forward. Shattuck found that from 1704 to 1774, sextons made weekly returns to the newspapers for the number who died each week. In this period as the town grew, the annual average death toll rose from 334 to 521, so many thousands of deaths were not recorded. These gaps and issues should be kept in mind when using Boston vital records. [See Lemuel Shattuck, Report to the Committee of the City Council Appointed to Obtain the Census of Boston for the Year 1845 (Boston, 1846), 126-133, Ap. 71-73.]

The town's vital records are available in many locations:

Online records

There are two collections of original records online. Further details can be found below under Original records below.

FamilySearch [browsable but not yet indexed as of Nov. 2012]:
  • Births, 1630-1920.
  • Marriages, 1646-1910.
  • Deaths, 1849-1910.
Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988 at Ancestry ($) [Indexed]:
  • Births, 1630-1895.
  • Marriages, 1630-1890.
  • Deaths, 1630-1890.
Original records

Boston City's Registry Division
1 City Hall Square - Rm. 213
Boston MA 02201-2006
Phone 617-635-4175

Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library:
Note: These records below (except for births after 1920) are browsable (i.e. not yet indexed as of Nov. 2012) on FamilySearch.

Birth records
Marriage records
Birth and Marriage certificates
Out-of-town marriages
Marriage indexes
Death records
  • No death records filmed before 1849.
  • 1849-1895 records and certificates, out-of-town, 1889-1895 (except 1892), stillborn, 1889-1895, index (several), 1630-1891, FHL films 593709 (first of 112.
  • 1896-1905 certificates, index, 1892-1955, Death index of annexed towns, 1629-1912, FHL films 830627.
  • 1905-1910 certificates, out-of-town, 1905-1909, stillborn, 1906-1910, "burials and deaths," 1905-1910, FHL films 804551 (first of 64).
Out-of-town deaths
Death indexes
Boston Female Asylum, records (inc. names, finance, minutes, some baptisms, deaths, and subscribers), 1800-1866, FHL films 954449-954451.
Note: The "Register of Births, British Consulate at Boston, United States" on FHL film 1494362 are births, 1871-1902, in Mass. (mostly Boston); births, 1903-1932, mostly in Mass.; and deaths, 1902-1929, most all at sea.

Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering town records:
Note: All are part of Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988 at Ancestry ($); Index.

Boston Vital Records, 1630-1849 (inc. all Suffolk Co., 1643-1660, county marriages, 1716-1731, church marriages, 1751-1761), marriage intentions, 1707-1849, including early deaths, 1630-1848 (not found in above originals), and many indexes, on 540 fiche.
Boston Births and indexes, 1849-1881, on 234 fiche.
Boston Births and indexes, 1882-1895, on 325 fiche.
Boston Marriages and indexes, 1849-1890, on 310 fiche.
Boston Out-of-town marriages and indexes, 1858-1895, on 41 fiche.
Boston Deaths and indexes, 1849-1890, on 369 fiche.

Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841:
[Caveat: Boston did not start submitting records to the state until 1850.]
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston MA 02125
Phone 617-727-2816
Email archives@sec.state.ma.us
Hours and Directions
See the online guide for more information.

Published records - Original
Published records - Derivative
  • Robert J. Dunkle and Ann Smith Lainhart, comp., John Haven Dexter's Memoranda of the Town of Boston in the 18th & 19th Centuries (Boston, 1997), iv, 713 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.461 V2d.
  • Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, Deaths in Boston 1700 to 1799 (Boston, 1999), in 2 vols., xxviii, 1136 pp.
    This voume draws on the town records, coroner's records, church records, contemporary accounts, bible records, histories and genealogies, newspapers, articles in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and other town vital records.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.461 V2dr v. #.
Other Manuscript Records
  • Boston Records: Marriages 1700-1752 (1909-10).
    Birth, death and marriage records not yet printer: 1629-1874; 1849-84, indexes, manuscripts held by the Boston Public Library Rare Books. [Ms.B.10.1]
  • Boston Records, Negro births and deaths, 1865-1910, manuscripts held by the Boston Public Library Rare Books. [Ms.B.10.2(7)]
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Boston Massachusetts City Directories and Almanacs

Boston city directories are one of the most complete record of the city's adult male population, business women, and later the widows of the men previously listed. Boston was the third place to start publishing directories (after New York and Philadelphia) in 1789. They were published annually (for the most part) after 1825. The directory evolved from a simple entry (ex. Herring Ebenezer, mason and sexton, Lynde-street) to one of name, occupation and location, residence (boarding or house), and would list you if you worked in the city but lived elsewhere (then it would name the town of residence). Added features were usually a map (often not digitized and missing), lists of a few trades (such as lawyer, physician, etc.), a few civic items (fire companies, justices, etc.), and business advertisements. More categories appeared over time. By the later 1800s, when someone was being dropped because they died, their death date would be given, or moved, their new town of residence was given. By 1930, there was a very helpful reverse directory added (arranged by street). This resource ceased publication in 1981. The years published are:

1789 1796 1798 1800 1803 1805-1810
1813 1816 1818 1820-1823 1825-1975 1981

To see the publishers, page counts, and number of names indexed to 1886, refer to the Boston Record Commissioners' Report, 10: 164-165.

The entire run of directories was microfiched at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1992 and made available through many great libraries including the Boston Public Library, Family History Library, Library of Congress, Massachusetts State Library, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library in Boston. Online copies of these Boston directories can be found on Internet Archive and Google Books. There are two paid sites. Ancestry ($) is the first one everyone turns to as they created a large library of U.S. city directories from 1821 to 1989. The first caveat is that they do not have the earliest years and some of the "directories" are actually "almanacs." The best website for Boston directories is fold3 that has all the directories from 1789 through 1926.

The Boston Almanac started publication in 1836 as a simple almanac of climate, astrological, farm, and other tables along with a calendar. Soon, city and state officials were added along with history sections for the previous year and listings of all the streets, wharves, ward boundaries, public buildings, stage coach tables, societies and institutions, newspapers, and other handy information. The contents can change annually. The title changed over time:

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Boston Massachusetts Historical Maps

This is a list of map resource sites of particular interest to genealogists, and is not an effort to trace the vast cartographic history of Boston in full. There will be many maps of Boston in every major library including the Family History Library. Consult the catalog for the particular holdings of a library. The earliest map specifically of Boston is by Capt. John Bonner in 1722. There are many versions available on the internet, one is at Boston Public Library. Since Boston covers a majority of Suffolk County, look for Suffolk County Atlases.

Reference Books
  • "List of Maps of Boston, Published Between 1614 and 1822" printed as Appendix J of the Thirty-fifth Annual Report of the City Engineer Boston for the year 1901 (Boston, 1902), pp. 129-161.
    Digital version at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) [rep.]; Not at FHL.
  • List of maps of Boston published subsequent to 1600, copies of which are to be found in the possession of the city of Boston or other collectors of the same ... February 1, 1904 (Boston, 1904), 95 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    This is another reprint of the 1902 list with supplementary list.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Alex Krieger and David Cobb, Mapping Boston (Cambridge, Mass., 1999), xiv, 278 pp.
    A series of historical and current maps with essays by Anne Mackin discussing the important events and landmarks of the day.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
Maps Online
  • Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library.
    This is the largest single collection of Boston maps with a listing of 584.
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority, The Boston Atlas.
    This can be a complicated site for the first time user. Click on one of the three viewer choices and wait for the new window to open and fill in with a map. Any of the three will allow a search of a specific address. Here, we are concerned about the historical overlays only. The user can select (or unselect) any overlay desired. For the Flash viewer, unselect all except the historic map (choice of 1775, 1814, 1826, or 1881). The two Java viewers are similar. Unselect all items in the menu except the last. Click on the named box and an extensive menu with sub-menus will appear. The largest collection of historical maps is under "Future Boston Map Collection". Play around until you find what you need.
  • Library of Congress, American Memory project, Boston maps.
  • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.
    Scroll part way down to the Boston section and then click on "Launch GIS Professional Browser" to view historical maps.
  • Sanborn maps, Boston, 1885.
  • Tufts Digital Collections and Archives, Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data
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Boston Massachusetts Historical Wards

Introduction

The town of Boston was divided into companies, or districts, to help keep the order, fighting fires, etc. The concept of the Ward was first codified in 1735. The Overseers of the Poor were having difficulty covering the whole town and proposed to divide the town into twelve wards. The freemen agreed and added that these wards would be the districts for "military considerations," too. The division was given to the Overseers to create and the resulting report for such divisions was accepted by the freeman with the caveat that these boundaries would stay in force until the town decided to change them.[See A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing the Boston Records from 1729 to 1742 (Boston, 1885) [i.e. v. 12], 127, 131-133.] The next change in the ward boundaries came in 1805. [See Lemuel Shattuck, Report to the Committee of the City Council Appointed to Obtain the Census of Boston for the Year 1845 (Boston, 1846), Ap. 4-10, wrongly dating the first division as 1746.]

When Boston incorporated as a city in 1822. Wards were drawn and redefined in 1822, 1838, 1850, 1865, 1875, 1895, 1914, and 1924. The 1875 was set aside by the court and never officially used. These ward boundaries were defined in A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822-1890, Roxbury, 1846-1867, Charlestown, 1847-1873 and of the selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822, also of various other town and municipal officers (Boston, 1891), xxxix, 270 pp. (Boston, 2nd ed., 1909), 402 pp., at pages 7 through 40 [see WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL; online at Internet Archive, Google Books, and Hathi Trust (1909 ed.); and in the Municipal Register for 1912, 1924, and 1927 [WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL; online links for all years, see the Boston Public Library].

It is important to understand these changes ward boundaries as they are referenced in city directories, census, tax records, and other documents. Voter lists and governmental representation was established by wards. The following is a description and associated map to help learn where these boundaries were. Note that the descriptions are the official boundary and the maps sometimes vary from the descriptions (Note: boundaries and colored areas may differ).

Wards Defined in Years: Introduction | 1735 | 1805 | 1822
1838 | 1850 | 1865 | 1868 | 1870 | 1875 | 1895 | 1912 | 1914

Boston Wards in 1735
A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston (1743) with ward boundaries
Note: 15 churches in the city
Ward Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Copps Hill area Starting at the Charlestown Ferry and going up Prince Street (including both sides) to Gee's Corner, left on Salem Street, right on Charter Street, left on Henchman's Lane across Lyn Street to the harbor.
Ward No. 2 Union Wharf area Starting at the harbor (at the end of No. 1 above) up Henchman's Lane, right diagonally across Charter Street [description called this Elder Barker's Corner], along Salem Street [as far as the Rev. Dr. Cutler's], left on Love Street, left on North Street, right on Foster's Lane, across Ship Street to the harbor and to which is added Rumney Marsh [now Chelsea].
Ward No. 3 Fleet Street area Starting at the harbor (at the end of No. 2 above) up Foster's Lane, left on North Street, right on Love Lane, left on Salem Street [to Peirce's Corner though called Gee's Corner for No. 1], left on Prince Street through Bell Alley, right at Clark's Square [Mr. Mountfort's Corner and so the Dolphin Tavern] to Fish Street, and at that point, out to the harbor.
Ward No. 4 Center of North End [Since the description does not match the map, we give the map description first] Starting at Fish Street up Clark's Square, left on Bell Alley through Prince Street, left on Back Street (both sides) to the Mill Creek Bridge, sharp left out Middle Street, right on Wood Lane to Fish Street and the beginning. [From the northeast corner of Prince Street, running down the south side as far as Boucher's Corner, and then on both sides of the way to the Mill Bridge, and from thence on the west side of Middle Street to Prince Street, taking in the Square from Cox's Corner, down the north side of Wood Lane, through Bell Alley, to Capt. Wadsworth's.]
Ward No. 5 Christopher Columbus Park north Starting at Wood Lane, left on Middle Street across the Mill Bridge, left on Union Street to the town dock and out to the harbor, including all of Ann Street and Fish Street to Wood Lane and to include the Red Lion Wharf on Fish Street at the corner of Clark's Square.
Ward No. 6 Lower Hanover Street toward City Hall Starting at the Mill Pond and up the Mill Creek to the Mill Bridge, right on Hanover Street, left on Union Street, right on Wing's Lane [to Bradford's Corner], left on Hanover Street to the "Orange Tree", right on Sudbury Street, left on Hawkins Street [description called it Kneeland's Lane] to the corner of it, then right out the Mill Pond to include Jackson's Still House.
Ward No. 7 Beacon Hill and its back Starting just west of the Jackson's Still House (above) on the Mill Pond and back to the same corner on Hawkins Street, and down it, right on Sudbury Street, right on Southack's Court to its end, then drawn a line southwest over the hill [Beacon Hill] to a point where Southack Street and Beacon Street meet -- all land west of this line including Barton's Point.
Ward No. 8 Faneuil Hall to Long Wharf Starting at the town dock near the intersection of Union and Ann Streets, up Wing's Lane, left on Hanover Street, left on Queen Street around the corner through King Street and out Long Wharf.
Ward No. 9 Old South Meeting House north [From the description not found on the map] Starting at Mr. Bowdoin's Corner on Tremont Street taking in the western side of Beacon Street, down to the bottom of the Common, down School Street, right on Marlborough Street, left on Milk Street, left on Horn Street [Taunan Lane on map], right on Water Street to Oliver's Dock, left on Mackerel Lane, left on King Street through Queen Street to the beginning.
Ward No. 10 Franklin Street area Starting at Mr. Secretary Willard's [on Common Street?], down Rawson's Lane, crossing over Penniman's Corner [i.e. right on Marlborough Street], left on Summer Street, left on Cow Lane, over the Hill [i.e. Fort Hill, so right on Gibbs's Lane, left on Battery March] to Halloway's Shipyard, [assumed up Water Street, left on Taunan Lane, and right] to Milk Street, across South Meeting House Square [i.e. right on Marlborough Street], left on School Street to the beginning [the corner of Tremont and Common Streets].
Ward No. 11 South of Summer Street Starting at the Rawson's Lane and going down Common Street, left on West Street, diagonally across Newbury Street and down Pond Street, left on Blind Street onto Summer Street to Barton's Rope Walk [not on map], along the harbor [not stated so] to Mr. Hubbard's [wharf], up the hill [i.e. Gibbs's Lane], left on Cow Lane, up Summer Street, right on Marlborough Street, left on Rawson's Lane to the beginning.
Ward No. 12 West Street south Starting at the School House on the Common, down West Street, diagonally across Newbury Street and down Pond Street, left on Blind Lane onto Summer Street to Bull's Wharf -- all land south of this line.
Wards Defined in Years: Introduction | 1735 | 1805 | 1822
1838 | 1850 | 1865 | 1868 | 1870 | 1875 | 1895 | 1912 | 1914


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Boston Wards in 1805
A New Plan of Boston (1806)
Note: 19 churches in the city
Ward Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Copps Hill area Starting at the Charles River Bridge onto Prince Street, left on North Street to the Winnisimit Ferry.
Ward No. 2 Christopher Columbus Park and north Starting at the Winnisimit Ferry up North Street through Middle Street, left on Proctor's Lane to the Town Slip.
Ward No. 3 Central North End Starting at the Charles River Bridge onto Prince Street, right on Middle Street, left on Proctor's Lane to the Town Slip (as the northern border) and Mill Creek and causeway (as the southern border) -- all land in between.
Ward No. 4 Quincy Market area Starting at the Mill Creek and onto Hanover Street, left on Court Street passed Pemberton Hill and around through State Street and out Long Wharf.
Ward No. 5 North Station area Starting at the Mill Creek and onto Hanover Street, right to Southack's Court, right on Bulfinch Street to Bowdoin Square, left up Cambridge Street, right on Lynde Street and Leverett Street, right on the causeway to the extension of Mill Creek.
Ward No. 6 Mass. General Hospital area Starting from the causeway down Leverett Street through Lynde Street and through Hancock Street, right on Myrtle Street, right on South Russell Street, left on May Street to the water.
Ward No. 7 State House and the flat of Beacon Hill Starting at the Charles River and up May Street, right on South Russell, left on Myrtle Street, left on Hancock Street, right on Cambridge Street through Bowdoin Square, right on Bulfinch Street, left on Southack's Court, right on Tremont Street, right on Park Street, left on Beacon Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 8 School Street to Post Office Square area Starting at the Long Wharf and up State Street through Court Street, left on Tremont Street, left on Bromfield Lane, right on Marlborough Street, left on Milk Street to the harbor.
Ward No. 9 Rowe's Wharf area Starting at the harbor and up Milk Street, left on Federal Street, right on High Street, left on Summer Street to the harbor.
Ward No. 10 Downtown Crossing area Starting at Common Street down Bromfield Lane, left on Marlborough Street, right on Milk Street, right on Federal Street, right on High Street, diagonally across and up Pond Street through West Street, right on Common Street to the beginning.
Ward No. 11 Leather District - Chinatown to the Common Starting at the harbor and up Summer Street, veer left onto Pond Street through West Street, left on Common Street onto Pleasant Street [??], left on Elliot Street, left on Orange Street, right on Beach Street and across Front Street to the harbor.
Ward No. 12 South of the Common along Washington Street and South Boston Starting at the Charles River Basin across Elliot Street, left on Orange Street, right on Beach Street and across Front Street to the harbor -- all land south of this line and South Boston included.
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Boston Wards in 1822
Plan of Boston (1826) with ward boundaries - colored section were proposed new wards for 1832
Note: 35 churches in the city
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Copp's Hill area From Winnesimett Ferry (at the northeast point), then westerly along North and Middle to Prince Street, northerly side of Prince to Thacher Street to easterly side of Medford Street to the river. [Note: Four churches]
Ward No. 2 Lewis's Wharf area From Winnesimett Ferry (at the north point), then southwesterly along North and Middle on the easterly side to Cross Street, then along the north side of Cross Street to the harbor. [Note: Three churches]
Ward No. 3 North Station / Mill Pond area From Medford Street at the river along the southerly side of Medford, Thacher, and Prince Streets, then the western side of Middle to Cross Street; From the town dock through Market Square to Union Street on the northeasterly side to Hanover Street, along the west side of Hanover to Friend Street, then northeasterly side of Friend to the river. [Note: Two churches]
Ward No. 4 Strip from Charles River Dam to Long Wharf plus the islands From the river on the southwesterly side of Friend to Hanover Streets, east on Hanover Street on the southerly side to through Market Square and to the Town Dock, and out to the end of Long Wharf; including all the islands (670 inhabitants); at the head of Long Wharf west on the northerly side of State Street, through Court Street, Bowdoin Square, and Cambridge Street, north of Staniford Street on the easterly side through Leverett Place along Prospect Street to where it meets Causeway Street on the river. [Note: Three churches]
Ward No. 5 West End / Mass. Gen. Hospital Starting at the last point in Ward 4 tracing back to Cambridge Street, then west on the northerly side of Cambridge to the West Boston Bridge [now Longfellow Bridge]. [Note: Two churches, the hospital, and the city court house with two gaols]
Ward No. 6 West side of Beacon Hill Starting at the West Boston Bridge (above) at the river along the south side of Cambridge Street, along the westerly side of South Russell Street to Myrtle east on the southerly side of Myrtle Street to Belknap Street, along Belknap south on the westerly side to Beacon Street, west on Beacon along the northerly side to Charles Street (at the meeting of the Charles River and the Receiving Basin that was divided by the mill dam at the Boston / Roxbury line. [Note: One church]
Ward No. 7 State House / King's Chapel area Starting on Beacon Street at the Common, north on Belknap Street on the easterly side to Myrtle Street, the west to South Russell Street, then north along that to Cambridge Street, east on Cambridge along the southerly side along Court Street to Cornhill, then west on Cornhill along the northerly side through Marlborough and Newbury Streets to West Street, northwest on West to the Common, follow the Common to the beginning along Common, Park, and Beacon Streets back to Belknap. [Note: Seven churches]
Ward No. 8 Downtown Crossing area Starting at the corner of Court Street and Cornhill (above), southwest as above to Bedford Street, southeast on Bedford to the harbor; then from Russian Wharf onto Atkinson Street north to Milk Street, then east to Adams Street, north on Adams through Kilby to State Street, then west on State to Cornhill. [Note: Seven churches]
Ward No. 9 Financial District / Fort Hill - Washington Place Starting at the northerly end of India Street on the harbor west along State Street, then south on Kilby Street through Adams Street to Milk Street, then west on Milk to Atkinson Street, then south on Atkinson to the harbor. [Note: Two churches]
Ward No. 10 North side of Chinatown Starting on the south side of Bull's Wharf on the harbor out westward along Bedford and West Streets to the Common, south and west along the Common on Common Street to Boylston Street, east along Boylston through Essex Street to Rainsford Lane, south on the lane to the harbor. [Note: Two churches]
Ward No. 11 South side of Chinatown / Tufts Medical Center Starting at Ward 10 on west side of Rainsford Lane on the harbor north to Essex Street, then west on Essex through Boylston Street, then north along Charles Street to the Mill Dam [actually, to the Roxbury line in the Receiving Basin], along the Charles to Pleasant Street a short distance then east along Elliot Street to Warren Street, then south on Warren to Orange Street, diagonally across to continue on Pine Street to the harbor. [Note: Two churches]
Ward No. 12 Boston Neck along present Washington Street and South Boston Starting at Ward 11's southern border of Pleasant to Elliot to Warren and the Pine Streets as the northern border of Ward 12, all land south of this along the Boston Neck and also South Boston. [Note: Full ward not shown on map and no churches visible]
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Boston Wards in 1838
A New & Complete Map of the City of Boston (1839) [colorized by wards]
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Copp's Hill area Starting at the Winnisimet (now Chelsea) Ferry along Hanover Street, right on Richmond Street through Cooper Street, across Charlestown Street and right along Beverly Street to the river.
Ward No. 2 Lewis's Wharf area Starting at the Ferry (above) along Hanover Street, left at Union Street [different on map] to Dock Square, then left on North Market Street to the City Wharf.
Ward No. 3 North Station / Mill Pond area Starting at the river [at Trull's Wharf] along Beverly Street, across Charlestown Street left along Cooper Street through Richmond Street to Hanover Street, right along Hanover Street, left onto Union Street, right onto Elm Street [different on map] to Hanover Street, diagonally across along Portland Street, left on Sudbury Street, right onto Hawkins Street, left on Chardon Street to Bowdoin Square, right on Green Street [different on map], right at Lyman Place, right on Prospect Street [not named on map] to the intersection with Causeway Street through to Lowell Street to the river.
Ward No. 4 Strip from Beacon Hill (behind State House) to Long Wharf plus East Boston and the islands Starting at the end of City Wharf going along North Market Street, through Dock Square, along Elm Street to Hanover Street, diagonally across that street to the right up Portland Street, left on Sudbury Street, right on Hawkins Street, left on Chardon Street to Bowdoin Square, right on Green Street [different on map], left on Staniford Street, right on Cambridge Street, left on Belknap Street [now Joy Street], left on Mt. Vernon Street, [missing - right on Temple Street], left on Beacon Street, left on Tremont Street, right on Court Street through State Street out Long Wharf, then including all of East Boston and all the islands in the harbor.
Ward No. 5 West End / Mass. Gen. Hospital Starting at the Cambridge Bridge on the river (now Longfellow Bridge) along Cambridge Street, left on Staniford Street across Green Street through Lyman Place, right onto Prospect Street [not named on map], across Causeway Street, and along Lowell Street to the river.
Ward No. 6 West side of Beacon Hill Starting at the Cambridge Bridge on the river (now Longfellow Bridge) along Cambridge Street, right on Belknap Street [now Joy Street], right on Beacon Street to the receiving basin.
Ward No. 7 State House / Downtown Crossing / King's Chapel area Starting at the corner of Belknap Street [now Joy Street] and Beacon Street on the Common, up Belknap Street, right on Mt. Vernon Street, [missing - right on Temple Street], left on Beacon Street, left on Tremont Street, right on Court Street through State Street, right on Congress Street, right on Milk Street, left on Federal Street, right on Franklin Street, left on Hawley Street, left on Summer Street, across Chauncey Place and Bedford Place [not labeled on map] through Rowe Street, right on Essex Street, across Washington Street along Boylston Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Park Street, left on Beacon Street to the first point.
Ward No. 8 Financial District / Fort Hill - Washington Place On the harbor at Long Wharf out along State Street, left on Congress Street, right on Milk Street, left on Federal Street, left on Berry Street, right on Atkinson Street to the harbor west of the Russia Wharf.
Ward No. 9 Chinatown North area Starting at and including Hobb's Wharf [Lloyd's Wharf on map], up Beach Street, right on Washington Street, right on Essex Street, left on Rowe through Bedford and Chauncey Place [neither named on map], left on Summer Street, right on Hawley Street, right on Franklin Street, right on Federal Street, left on Berry Street, right on Atkinson Street to the harbor west on the Russia Wharf.
Ward No. 10 South Station - Chinatown area Starting at Hobb's Wharf above [Lloyd's Wharf on map], up Beach Street, right on Washington Street, left on Boylston Street along the Common, left on Pleasant Street and left again on Eliot Street [slightly different on map], right onto Carver Street, left on Pleasant Street, right onto Washington Street, left on Indiana Street [Distilhouse on map], right across the railroad tracks on Harrison Avenue [Front Street on map], and left on the new road to the Cove [Orange Street on the map] to the south side of Guild and Cowdin's Wharf.
Ward No. 11 The Neck - Central South End area Starting at the corner of Boylston and Pleasant streets, down Pleasant Street and left again on Eliot Street [slightly different on map], right onto Carver Street, left on Pleasant Street, right onto Washington Street, left on Indiana Street [Distilhouse on map], right across the railroad tracks on Harrison Avenue [Front Street on map], and left on the new road to the Cove [Orange Street on the map] to the south side of Guild and Cowdin's Wharf. The ward being all land south and west of this line to the Roxbury town border.
Ward No. 12 South Boston All of South Boston.
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Boston Wards in 1850
Plan of Boston Comprising a Part of Charlestown and Cambridge (1851) [colorized wards]
New Map of Boston ... with the new boundaries of the wards (1851)
Note: 83 churches in the city
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 The North End Starting at the end and including all of the Eastern Packet Pier on the harbor and running across and up Richmond Street, right on Salem Street, left on Cooper Street, crossing Charlestown Street diagonally right onto Beverly Street out to the river along and including Trull's Wharf. [Note: Eleven churches]
Ward No. 2 East Boston and the harbor islands Including all that part of the city called East Boston and all the islands in the harbor. [Note: Five churches]
Ward No. 3 North Station area Starting between the Fitchburg Railroad depot and Trull's Wharf on the river and out along Beverly Street across Charlestown Street and left onto Cooper Street, right on Salem Street, left on Richmond Street, right on Hanover Street, right on Court Street through Bowdoin Square and onto Green Street, right on Leverett Street, verse right onto Causeway Street, and left on Lowell Street in a line passed the Boston & Lowell Railroad depot to the river. [Note: Six churches]
Ward No. 4 Government Center to Long Wharf Starting at the harbor next to, but not including, the Eastern Packet Pier and up Richmond Street, left on Hanover Street, right on Court Street through Bowdoin Square and onto Green Street, left on Staniford Street, diagonally across Cambridge Street onto Temple Street through Mount Vernon Street through Park Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Winter Street, left on Washington Street, right on Milk Street across India Street, and out and including Central Wharf. [Note: Thirteen churches and the largest part of the business district]
Ward No. 5 West End / Mass. Gen. Hospital Starting at the Cambridge Bridge and out along Cambridge Street, left on Staniford Street, left on Green Street, right on Leverett Street, and left on Lowell Street to the Boston & Lowell Railroad bridge. [Note: Three churches, Mass. Gen. Hospital, and the new county jail]
Ward No. 6 West side of Beacon Hill including State House Starting at the Cambridge Bridge and out along Cambridge Street, right on Temple Street through Mount Vernon Street, right on Beacon Street and onto Western Avenue to the river. [Note: Five churches, reservoir, State House, and the Eye and Ear Infirmary]
Ward No. 7 Financial District to Rowe's Wharf including Fort Hill Starting where the Central Wharf meets India Street and up Milk Street, left on Washington Street, right on Winter Street, left on Tremont Street, left on West Street through Bedford Street, right on Kingston Street, left on Essex Street, left on South Street, right on Summer Street and straight out to the harbor between Summer Street Wharf (not included) and Bull Wharf (included). [Note: Eleven churches]
Ward No. 8 South Station west to the Common Starting at a point between Bull and Summer Street wharfs on the harbor and up Summer Street, left on South Street, right on Essex Street, right on Kingston Street, left on Bedford Street though West Street to the Common, turn left on Tremont Street, left on Elliot Street through Kneeland Street crossing Sea Street to a point between Howe's and Emery's wharfs. [Note: Four churches]
Ward No. 9 Bay Village north to the Common - Public Garden Starting at the boundary between Roxbury and Boston on Western Avenue at the northwest corner of the planned public garden on Western Avenue through Beacon Street, right on Park Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Warren Street, right on Washington Street, right on West Castle Street and crossing Tremont Street to the Worcester Railroad bridge, then up the receiving basin to the beginning. [Note: Four churches]
Ward No. 10 Tufts Medical Center area south to the Traveler's / Herald building Starting at a point on the harbor between and including Emery's Wharf and not including Howe's Wharf across Sea Street and up Kneeland Street continuing on Elliot Street, left on Tremont Street, left on Warren Street, right on Washington Street, left on Dover Street [now East Berkeley Street] to the South Boston Bridge. [Note: Six churches]
Ward No. 11 The Neck - Central South End area Starting at the boundary between Roxbury and Boston at the Worcester Railroad bridge out across Tremont Street and down West Castle Street, right on Washington Street, and left on Dover Street [now East Berkeley Street] to the South Boston Bridge -- south and west of this line to the Roxbury border down the Neck is included in this ward. [Note: Five churches]
Ward No. 12 South Boston All that part of the city called South Boston on the Dorchester Neck including the South Boston and Free bridges. [Note: Ten churches]
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Boston Wards in 1865
Plan of Boston (1867)
Note: 114 churches in the city in 1867
Note: 127 churches in the city in 1869 (with addition of Roxbury)
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 East Boston and the harbor islands All that part of the city called East Boston and all the islands in the harbor. [Note: Twelve churches]
Ward No. 2 The North End Starting at but not including Warren Bridge at the river along Lovejoy's Wharf, right on Causeway Street, left on Haverhill Street across Haymarket Square through Blackstone Street, left on Clinton Street to the harbor. [Note: Thirteen churches]
Ward No. 3 North Station - Mass. Gen. Hospital area Start at the Cambridge [West Boston on map] Bridge at the river and out along Cambridge Street, left on Staniford Street, left on Green Street, right on Leverett, veer right on Causeway Street to a point just passed the Fitchburg Depot and before Lovejoy's Wharf, then left to the river to the right of and including Warren Bridge. [Note: Seven churches, four railroad depots, Mass. General Hospital, a medical collage, and the county jail]
Ward No. 4 Government Center to Long Wharf Starting at the harbor and up along Clinton Street, right on Blackstone Street across Haymarket Square through Haverhill Street, left on Causeway Street, onto Leverett Street, left on Green Street, right on Staniford Street across Cambridge Street to Temple Street, left on Mount Vernon Street, right on Park Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Winter Street, left on Washington Street, right on Milk Street across India Street to the south side and including Central Wharf. [Note: Seventeen churches, city hall, county courthouse, and many businesses]
Ward No. 5 Financial District to Rowe's Wharf including Fort Hill Starting at the ending point above but excluding Central Wharf across India Street and up Milk Street, left on Washington, right on Winter Street to the Common, left on Tremont Street, left at the Masonic Temple onto Boylston Street, right on Washington Street, left on Beach Street, right on Federal Street, and left on Mount Washington Avenue to Fort Point Channel. [Note: Twelve church, two theaters, and three railroad depots]
Ward No. 6 West side of Beacon Hill including State House, Common and Public Garden Start at the Cambridge [West Boston on map] Bridge at the river and out along Cambridge Street, right on Temple Street, left on Mount Vernon Street, right on Park Street, right on Tremont and right on Boylston Street to follow along the southerly border of the Common and Public Garden, right on Arlington Street, and left out the newly planned Commonwealth Avenue to the border with the city of Roxbury and following that until to meets the river. [Note: Seven churches, the State House, reservoir, the Common, and Public Garden]
Ward No. 7 Fort Point Channel area Starting at Mount Washington Avenue on Fort Point Channel up to and turning right onto Federal Street, left on Beach Street, left on Albany Street, right on Curve Street, left on Harrison Avenue, left on Dover [now East Berkeley] Street across the Dover Street Bridge to the waterline of South Boston, following the shoreline to the point where Dorchester Avenue [Federal Street on map] and the Old Colony & Newport Railroad tracks cross, continuing out the tracks and turn left on E Street out to and across First Street to the harbor. [Note: Five churches, numerous railroad buildings, and the foundry area]
Ward No. 8 Tufts Medical Center and Chinatown Starting on the south side of the Common on Boylston Street at the junction of Carver Street and down Boylston Street, right on Washington Street, left on Beach Street, right on Albany Street, right on Curve Street, diagonally across Harrison Avenue and up Indiana Street, right on Washington Street, left on Pleasant Street, right onto Carver Street to the beginning. [Note: Eight churches, theater, and public library]
Ward No. 9 Bay Village west including southern Back Bay and northern South End Starting on Harrison Avenue at Florence Street and up Florence Street, diagonally across Washington Street and up Champman Street, left on Tremont Street, right on Berkeley Street, left on Warren Avenue, across Columbus Avenue up Newton Street [not named on map], left on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks to the city of Roxbury border, right up the border to the newly planned Commonwealth Avenue, right on that avenue, right on Arlington Street, left Boylston Street, right on Carver Street onto Pleasant Street, right on Washington Street, left Indiana Street, right on Harrison Avenue to the beginning. [Note: Ten churches and two railroad depots]
Ward No. 10 Eastern South End At the start of Ward No. 9 above then up Florence Street, diagonally across Washington Street and up Champman Street, left on Tremont Street, right on Berkeley Street, left on Warren Avenue, left on Brookline Street to South Bay. [Note: Eight churches and piano factory]
Ward No. 11 West South End Starting at the border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury at the point where the Boston & Providence Railroad crosses and continue on the tracks east, right on Newton Street [not named on map], crossing Columbus Avenue at a diagonal onto Warren Avenue, right on Brookline Street to the South Bay and the city of Roxbury border, then west along this border through the Roxbury Canal and beyond, right traveling up the border, then right again to meet at the beginning. [Note: Seven churches, piano factory, city hospital complex, and city water and sewer plants]
Ward No. 12 South Boston All that section of the city now known as South Boston lying south of E Street and south and west of the track of the Old Colony & Newport Railroad. [Note: Eight churches, idiotic school, insane hospital, and house of correction]

Roxbury annexation adds Wards 13-15 in 1868
Plan of Boston with Additions and Corrections (1869)
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 13 Lower Roxbury east of Dudley Square Starting at and including the Roxbury Canal and following a line between Fellows Street and Harrison Avenue west along the old border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury, right up the same border just east of Hunneman Street, left on Washington Street, left at Dudley Square down Dudley Street to the border with the town of Dorchester, then left following Line Brook that is the border to the South Bay. [Note: No churches, loom, cotton, and watch factories, and the lead and gas works]
Ward No. 14 Southeast of Dudley Square to Washington Park Starting at the point where Dudley Street is crossed by the Line Brook and continuing west along that brook until reaching and continuing on Vale Street until it intersects with Lawrence Avenue, then west on the city of Boston and town of Dorchester line to a corner just southwest of Grove Hall, right to Brush Hill Turnpike [now Blue Hill Avenue] and up Seaver Street though Egleston Square [the border with West Roxbury], right on Shawmut Avenue [now Washington Street], left on Bartlett Street to Eliot Square, sharp right on Dudley Street, left on Putnam Street through Shailers Avenue through unnamed street [Cabot Street?], left on Culvert Street, right on Tremont Street, right on Hammond Street and continuing along the old border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury, right on Washington Street through Dudley Square, left on Dudley Street to the beginning. [Note: Eleven churches]
Ward No. 15 Longwood Medical Area, Mission Hill, Back of the Hill, Hyde Square, Highland Park Starting on Shawmut Avenue [now Washington Street] at the town of West Roxbury border, north along this border to the Muddy River, northeast along this river (being the border with the town of Brookline) almost to the river, right along the old border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury, right along the same border, right again and coming down to Tremont Street, right on that street , left on Culvert Street, right on an unnamed street [Cabot Street?] through Shailers Avenue and Putnam Street, right on Dudley Street, sharp left at Eliot Square and down Bartlett Street, right on Shawmut Avenue to the beginning. [Note: Two churches]
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Dorchester annexation adds Ward 16 in 1870
Map of Boston from the Lastest surveys (1870)
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 16 Town of Dorchester Being all the part of the town of Dorchester before annexation.
Brighton, Charlestown, and West Roxbury annexation adds Wards 17-22 in 1873
Map of Boston, for 1874 (1874)
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 17 West Roxbury Being all the part of the town of West Roxbury before annexation.
Ward No. 18 Brookline This was to be the former town of Brookline, but Brookline declined to be annexed so this ward never existed.
Ward No. 19 Brighton Being all the part of the town of Brighton before annexation.
Ward No. 20 Charlestown Square Starting at the Charles River and going up Chapman Street, diagonally right onto Austin Street, left on Main Street, right up Green Street, right on High Street, right on Winthrop Street, left along the north side of Winthrop Square [i.e. Adams Street], right on Chestnut Street, right on Chelsea Street, sharp diagonal left on Wapping Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 21 Bunker Hill and Navy Yard From the river follow the previous border up Wapping, Chelsea, and Chestnut streets to Winthrop Square, along the north side of the square, up High Street, and right on Pearl Street in a line down to the Mystic River.
Ward No. 22 West Charlestown Starting at the Charles River and going up Chapman Street, diagonally right onto Austin Street, left on Main Street, right up Green Street, left on High Street, and right on Pearl Street in a line down to the Mystic River - all the land northwest of this line.
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Boston Wards in 1875
Map of Boston (1876)
[includes the amended border change in 1876 and shows the old borders with Roxbury and Dorchester]
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Northeast East Boston Beginning at Front Street on the harbor and up Porter Street through Central Square to Border Street, and left out between Week's Wharf and Jackson's Shipyard (that is included) on the Mystic River -- all land northeast of this line and including Breed's Island.
Ward No. 2 East Boston and the harbor islands Using the line above -- all land southwest of this line and including all of the harbor islands.
Ward No. 3 Northeast Charlestown and Navy Yard Starting on the Mystic River at the extension of Pearl Street, up Pearl Street, left on High Street, left on the east side of Monument Square, right on Chestnut Street, left on Mount Vernon Avenue, right on Mount Vernon Street, left on Adams Street, right on the southwestern border of the Navy Yard to the Charles River.
Ward No. 4 West Charlestown As described, being all the land in that part called Charlestown that was not included in Wards 3 and 5.
Ward No. 5 Charlestown City Square Beginning at the Charles River at Caswell's Wharf and up the southwestern border of the Navy Yard, left on Adams Street, right up Mount Vernon Street, left on Mount Vernon Avenue onto Chestnut Street, left down the east side of Monument Square, right on High Street, left on Walker Street, diagonally across Main Street onto Lincoln Street through its extension to the border with the city of Somerville.
Ward No. 6 North End Beginning at and including the Charles River Bridge down Prince Street, right on Salem Street, diagonally across Hanover Street and left on Blackstone Street, right on North Street across Dock Square, left on Devonshire Street, left on Milk Street, left on India Street [different than map] and out and excluding India Wharf.
Ward No. 7 West End Beginning at and including the Charles River Bridge down Prince Street, right on Salem Street, diagonally across Hanover Street and left on Blackstone Street, right on North Street across Dock Square, left on Devonshire Street, right on State Street through Court Street, left on Howard Street, right on Bulfinch Street though Bowdoin Square, left onto Cambridge Street, right on Lynde Street through Leverett Street, veer right onto Causeway Street, and left on Beverly Street out to the Charles River.
Ward No. 8 Spaulding Rehab. Hospital - Suffolk County Jail Beginning at the Warren Bridge and out Beverly Street, right on Causeway Street, left on Leveret Street and through Lynde Street, right on Cambridge Street, left on Blossom Street, left on Allen Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 9 Mass. General Hospital Starting at the Charles River and up Allen Street, right on Blossom Street, left on Cambridge Street, right on Joy Street, right on Beacon Street, right on Otter Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 10 Public Garden / Common - State House - Downtown Crossing Starting at the northwest corner of the Public Garden east on Beacon Street, left on Joy Street, right on Cambridge Street through Bowdoin Square, right on Bulfinch Street, left on Howard Street, right on Court Street through State Street, right on Devonshire Street through Lincoln Street, right on Beach Street, left on Hudson Street, right on Kneeland Street through Eliot Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Boylston Street, and right on Arlington Street to the beginning.
Ward No. 11 Back Bay - Bay Village Beginning on the Charles River and out Otter Street, left on Beacon Street, right on Arlington Street, left on Boylston Street, right on Carver Street, left on Eliot Street, right on Warrenton Street, right on Tremont Street, veer right onto Chandler Street, lef on Berkeley Street, right on Lawrence Street, left on Dartmouth Street, right on Warren Avenue, left on West Newton Street, left on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, and right on West Chester Park to the Charles River.
Ward No. 12 South Station Starting at and including India Wharf, across and out India Street, left on Milk Street, right on Devonshire Street through Lincoln Street, right on Beach Street, left on Hudson Street, right on Kneeland Street through Eliot Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Boylston Street, left on Carver Street, left on Eliot Street, right on Warrenton Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Pleasant Street, right on Washington Street, left on Pine Street through Way Street, and veer right onto Broadway to the bridge at Fort Point Channel.
Ward No. 13 Northwestern side of South Boston Starting on Fort Point Channel at the Dover Street Bridge down into South Bay to the junction of the with the New York & New England Railroad and the Old Colony Railroad tracks, continuing right out the Old Colony tracks, left on D Street, right on West Sixth Street, and left on E Street out the Boston Harbor.
Ward No. 14 East end of South Boston Starting on the Boston Harbor and down E Street, left on West Broadway, right on Dorchester Street, and left on Old Harbor Street to Dorchester Bay -- all lands east of this line.
Ward No. 15 Andrew Square Starting on Dorchester Bay and up Old Harbor Street, right on Dorchester Street, left on West Broadway, left on E Street, right on West Sixth Street, left on D Street, right on the Old Colony Railroad tracts, left on the New York and New England Railroad tracks, left on the extension and then onto Willow Court, left on Dorchester Street, right on Mount Vernon Street to Dorchester Avenue, and then a straight line to Dorchester Bay.
Ward No. 16 Castle Square Starting at Fort Point Channel and up Broadway, left on Way Street through Pine Street, right on Washington Street, left on Pleasant Street, left on Tremont Street, veer right onto Chandler Street, left on Berkeley Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Milford Street through Bradford Street and through Medford Street, left on Washington Street, right on Ashland Place onto Bristol Street, left on Albany Street, and right on the Dover Street Bridge on Fort Point Channel.
Ward No. 17 East side of the South End Beginning at Fort Point Channel and South Bay at the Dover Street Bridge, left on Albany Street, right on Bristol Street through Ashland Place, left on Washington Street, right on Medford Street through Bradford Street and Milford Street, right on Tremont, left on Berkeley Street, left on Lawrence Street, left on Dartmouth Street, right on Warren Avenue, left on West Brookline Street through East Brookline Street to the South Bay.
Ward No. 18 West side of the South End Starting on the South Bay and up East Brookline Street through West Brookline Street, left on Warren Avenue, right on West Newton Street, left on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, left on Camden Street, right on Washington Street, left on Lenox Street, left on Fellow Street, sharp right on Northampton Street, and sharp left onto Albany Street to the Roxbury Canal and out to the South Bay.
Ward No. 19 Madison Square At Camden Street on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks out, left on Tremont Street, right on Pynchon Street, left on Roxbury Street, left on Washington Street, and left on Camden Street to the beginning.
Ward No. 20 Dudley Square - Cottage Avenue Starting at the South Bay and up the Roxbury Canal, left on Albany Street, sharp right onto Northampton Street, sharp left on Fellow Street, right on Lenox Street, left on Washington Street, veer left on Warren Street, left on Dudley Street, right on Greenville Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue, left on Quincy Street, left on Columbia Street through Boston Street and Dorchester Street, and left on Willow Court out to South Bay.
Ward No. 21 Fort Hill - Washington Park - Grove Hall Starting at where Tremont Street crosses the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, right on Pynchon Street, left on Roxbury Street, left on Washington Street, right on Warren Street, left on Dudley Street, right on Greenville Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue, left on Seaver Street through Egleston Square, right on Washington Street, left on Codman Avenue, sharp right on Amory Street until it meets Centre Street and the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, and right along the tracks to the beginning.
Ward No. 22 Mission Hill to the planned Fenway and all of Brighton
[This is the 1876 amended version that added Ward 25 (Brighton) to this ward]
Starting at the Charles River and down West Chester Park, right on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, right on Centre Street through Perkins Street, right on Pond Avenue to the Muddy River and border for the town of Brookline, right along this border with Brookline, left on Brighton Avenue along the northern town border and then including everything west of this point being the former town of Brighton.
Ward No. 23 West Roxbury - Roslindale - Jamaica Plain Starting at the border with the town of Brookline and down Pond Avenue, right on Perkins Street through Centre Street, right on Amory Street, left on Codman Avenue, right on Washington Street, left through Egeleston Square and Searver Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue, veer right on Back Street to the border with the town of Hyde Park -- all land west of this line.
Ward No. 24 Dorchester - Mattapan Starting at Dorchester Bay and a straight line to Dorchester Avenue, across and up Mount Vernon Street, left on Dorchester Street through Boston Street and Columbia Street, right on Quincy Street, left on Blue Hill Avenue, veer right on Back Street to the border with the town of Hyde Park, left along the town line to the Neponset River, and down the river to Dorchester Bay.
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Boston Wards in 1895
Map of the City of Boston and Vicinity (1896)
An Outline Map of Boston showing the old & new ward lines also the old Congressional lines (1896) - no streets
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Northeast East Boston Starting at the harbor going up Front Street [not shown on map] and up Marion Street, left on Bennington Street through Central Square, right onto Border Street past first main pier and left out to the Mystic River -- all land northeast of this line plus Breed's Island.
Ward No. 2 East Boston and the harbor islands Using the line from above -- all land southwest of this line plus all the harbor islands.
Ward No. 3 Northeast Charlestown and Navy Yard Starting at and including Brook's Wharf on the Mystic River, across Medford Street and up Pearl Street, left on High Street along the south side of Monument Square, left up the east side of the square, right on Chestnut Street, verge left onto Mount Vernon Avenue, right on Mount Vernon Street, across Adam and Chelsea streets along the Navy Yard's southwest border to the Charles River -- all land northeast of this line.
Ward No. 4 West Charlestown Beginning at the Mystic River at the border between the city of Boston and Somerville and along this border to a point on the Boston and Maine Railroad tracks where the extension of Lincoln Street would be, left up that extension along Lincoln Street, right on Main Street, left up Walker Street. right on High Street, left on Pearl Street in a straight line to the west of Brook's Wharf on the Mystic River -- all land west of this line plus the island on the north side of the Mystic River where the Malden Bridge lands.
Ward No. 5 Charlestown City Square Starting at Miller's River up the city of Boston and Somerville line, right on the extension of Lincoln Street (above mentioned) through Lincoln Street, right on Main Street, left on Walker Street, right on High Street along the south side of Monument Square, left up the east side of the square, right on Chestnut Street, verge left onto Mount Vernon Avenue, right on Mount Vernon Street, across Adam and Chelsea streets along the Navy Yard's southwest border to the Charles River -- all the land south of this line to the Miller's and Charles rivers.
Ward No. 6 North End Starting at the south side of Long Wharf across Atlantic Avenue, up Central Street, right on India Street, left on Milk Street, right on Washington Street, left on School Street across and up Beacon Street, right on Bowdoin Street, right on Cambridge Street, left on Chardon Street, left on Portland Street, right on Travers Street, left on Charlestown Street, right on Causeway Street, left on Prince Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 7 Boston Common - Chinatown - South Station - Financial District Starting at Fort Point Channel up Broadway, left on Way Street, left on Harrison Avenue, right on Motte Street through Castle Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Pleasant Street, right on Columbus Avenue through Park Square, left on Charles Street, right on Beacon Street across through School Street, right on Washington Street, left on Milk Street, left on India Street, right on Central Street to the south side on Long Wharf on the harbor.
Ward No. 8 Mass. General Hospital - North Station Starting at the West Boston Bridge [now Longfellow Bridge] down Cambridge Street, right on Joy Street, left on Beacon Street, left on Bowdoin Street, right on Cambridge Street through Bowdoin Square, left on Chardon Street, sharp left on Portland Street, right on Travers Street, diagonal left on Charlestown Street, right on Causeway Street, and left on Prince Street to the river.
Ward No. 9 Southeastern South End Starting at Fort Point Channel up Broadway, left on Way Street, left on Harrison Avenue, right on Motte Street through Castle Street, left on Tremont Street, left on West Dedham Street, right on Shawmut Avenue, left on East Canton Street through to its extension to South Bay.
Ward No. 10 East Fenway through northern South End Starting at the Back Bay Fens at Boylston Street on the east, in on Boylston Street, right on Exeter Street, left on Blagden Street through Copley Square onto St. James Street, left on Berkeley Street, right on Providence Street to Park Square, right down Pleasant Street, right on Tremont Street, right on Dartmouth Street, left on Warren Avenue, diagonally across Columbus Avenue onto West Newton Street, left along the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks, sharp right on Rogers Avenue, left on Huntington Avenue, right on the entrance to the Back Bay Fens, and along the Muddy River to the beginning.
Ward No. 11 Boston University - West Fenway - Back Bay - Flat of the Hill Starting on the Charles River at the West Boston Bridge [now Longfellow Bridge] out Cambridge Street, tight on Joy Street, right on Beacon Street, left on Charles Street through Park Square, right on Providence Street, left on Berkeley Street, right on St. James Avenue through Copley Square onto Blagden Street, right on Exeter Street, left on Boylston Street across the Muddy River and continue on Boylston Street, along the Muddy River to the extension of St. Mary's Street, down St. Mary's Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 12 Western side of the South End Starting at the South Bay up East Canton Street, right on Shawmut Avenue, left on West Dedham Street across Tremont Street and up Dartmouth Street, left on Warren Avenue, diagonally across Columbus Square up West Newton Street, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks, left on Camden Street, right on Washington Street, left on East Lenox Street, right on Fellows Street, right on Northampton Street, left on Albany Street, right on Massachusetts Avenue, left along the Roxbury Canal out to South Bay.
Ward No. 13 Northwestern side of South Boston Starting at a point on South Bay where the Dorchester Avenue and the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad and go along Dorchester Avenue, left on D Street, right onto the tracks, left on E Street, right on West Broadway, left on F Street to the harbor -- all lands northwest of this line.
Ward No. 14 East end of South Boston Starting at the Old Harbor up K Street, left on East 6th Street, right on H Street, left on East Broadway and turn onto West Broadway, right on F Street to the harbor -- all land east of this line.
Ward No. 15 North Andrew Square to Telegraph Hill Starting at a point on South Bay where the Dorchester Avenue and the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad and go along Dorchester Avenue, left on D Street, right onto the tracks, left on E Street, right on West Broadway, turn onto East Broadway, right on H Street, left on East 6th Street, right on K Street to the old harbor, right along the water, right up Old Harbor Street, left on Burnham Street, left on Mercer Street, right on Newman Street, left on Dorchester Street through Andrew Square and out Swett Street to South Bay.
Ward No. 16 South Andrew Square - Everett Square - Western Upham's Corner Starting on the Old Harbor up Old Harbor Street, left on Burnham Street, left on Mercer Street, right on Newman Street, left on Dorchester Street through Andrew Square and out Swett Street out the bridge, left on New York and New England Railroad tracks crossing Massachusetts Avenue, right on East Cottage through West Cottage Street, left on Blue Hill Avenue, left on Quincy Street, left on Columbia Street through Upham's Corner onto Boston Street to Everett Square, left on East Cottage across Town Meeting Square onto Crescent Avenue, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, right on the Carson Street extension to the Old Harbor.
Ward No. 17 Dudley Square of Roxbury Starting at South Bay and up the Roxbury Canal, right on Massachusetts Avenue, left on Albany Street, right on Northampton Street, left on Fellows Street, right on East Lenox Street, left on Washington Street, left on Warren Street, left on Moreland Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue, left on West Cottage onto East Cottage, left on New York and New England Railroad to South Bay.
Ward No. 18 Madison Square area of Roxbury Starting on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks at Camden Street, out on the tracks, left on Linden Park Street, right on Gay Street, right on Roxbury Street to Eliot Square, very sharp left Bartlett Street onto Dudley Street, left on Warren Street onto Washington Street, and left on East Camden Street back to the beginning.
Ward No. 19 Mission Hill area of Roxbury Starting at the Back Bay Fens on the Muddy River (and the border with the town of Brookline), out the entrance, left on Huntington Avenue, right on Rogers Avenue, right on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, left on Linden Park Street, right on Gay Street, right on Roxbury Street across Eliot Square, left on Highland Street, right on Marcella Street, left on Centre Street, right on Heath Street [different than on map] to New Heath Street, left on Bickford Street, right on Minden Street, left on Day Street, right on Grotto Glen and extension across the Jamaicaway to the Muddy River, right along the river and border with the town of Brookline back to the beginning.
Ward No. 20 Mount Bowdoin northeast to Savin Hill in Dorchester Starting on Dorchester Bay up Greenwich Street, left on Dorchester Avenue, right Centre Avenue to what now is Codman Square, right on Talbot Avenue, right on Blue Hill Avenue, right on Quincy Street, left on Columbia Street through Upham's Corner onto Boston Street to Everett Square, left on East Cottage across Town Meeting Square onto Crescent Avenue, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, right on the Carson Street extension to the Old Harbor.
Ward No. 21 Washington Park to Grove Hall of Roxbury Starting at Eliot Square out on Bartlett Street onto Dudley Street, right on Warren Street, left on Moreland Street through Emmanuel Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue through Grove Hall, right on Seaver Street, right on Walnut Avenue, left on Westminster Avenue, right on Washington Street, left on Valentine Street, right on Thornton Street, left on Ella Street, left on Hawthorn Street, right on Highland Street to Eliot Square.
Ward No. 22 Jamaica Plain - Egleston Square Starting at Jamaica Pond out on Pond Street on the border with the town of Brookline, right on Myrtle Street, right on Centre Street, veer left onto South Street at the Soldier's Monument, left on Carolina Avenue, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks, right on Green Street across Washington Street onto Glen Road across Forest Hills Street onto Sigourney Street onto Walnut Street, left on Westminster Avenue, right on Washington Street, left on Valentine Street, right on Thornton Street, left on Ella Street, left on Hawthorn Street, left on Highland Street onto Marcella Street, merge onto Centre Street, left on Centre Street, right on Heath Street [different than on map] to New Heath Street, left on Bickford Street, right on Minden Street, left on Day Street, right on Grotto Glen and extension across the Jamaicaway to the Muddy River, left along the Muddy River and the border with the town of Brookline to the beginning.
Ward No. 23 West Roxbury - Roslindale - Forest Hills Starting at Jamaica Pond out on Pond Street on the border with the town of Brookline, right on Myrtle Street, right on Centre Street, veer left onto South Street at the Soldier's Monument, left on Carolina Avenue, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks, right on Green Street across Washington Street onto Glen Road across Forest Hills Street onto Sigourney Street onto Walnut Street, right on Seaver Street, right on Blue Hills Avenue, right on Harvard Street to the border of the city of Boston and town of Hyde Park, left along the border with Hyde Park, right onto the border with the town of Dedham, right onto the border with the city of Newton, right onto the border with the town of Brookline back to the beginning.
Ward No. 24 Mattapan - Lower Mills - Ashmont - Neponset - Harrison Square Starting on Dorchester Bay up Greenwich Street, left on Dorchester Avenue, right Centre Avenue to what now is Codman Square, right on Talbot Avenue, left on Blue Hill Avenue, diagonally across Blue Hill Avenue onto Harvard Street to the border of the city of Boston and town of Hyde Park, left along the border with Hyde Park to the Neponset River, left down the river along the border with the town of Milton and city of Quincy to Dorchester Bay.
Ward No. 25 Allston - Brighton Starting at the Charles River at St. Mary's Street [Abbey Street on map] to Commonwealth Avenue -- all lands west of this line being the former town of Brighton.
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Hyde Park annexation adds Ward 26 in 1912
The entirety of the former town of Hyde Park constitutes the whole of Ward 26


Boston Wards in 1914
No ward map found online
You can use the Boston Atlases, 1873-1938, by neighborhood


By this time, the wards come more neighborhood centric and so only the neighborhoods will be given from here forward to describe the ward geography.

Ward Description Ward Description
Ward No. 1 East Boston Dist. North
Ward No. 14 Roxbury Dist. West
Ward No. 2 East Boston Dist. South and the harbor islands Ward No. 15 Roxbury Dist. - Roxbury St. to Franklin Park
Ward No. 3 Charlestown Dist. West Ward No. 16 Roxbury Dist. - Moreland St. to Franklin Park
Ward No. 4 Charlestown Dist. East Ward No. 17 Dorchester Dist. - Blue Hill Ave. to Savin Hill
Ward No. 5 Boston Proper - North End, and East Side to Broadway Ward No. 18 Dorchester Dist. - Grove Hall to Field's Corner
Ward No. 6 Boston Proper - South End to Tremont St. Ward No. 19 Dorchester Dist. - Franklin Park to Dorchester Ctr.
Ward No. 7 Boston Proper - Back Bay East Ward No. 20 Dorchester Dist. - Ashmont to Neponset River
Ward No. 8 Boston Proper - West End and Back Bay West Ward No. 21 Dorchester Dist. - Franklin Park to Lower Mills
Ward No. 9 South Boston Dist. North Ward No. 22 Jamaica Plain and Forest Hills
Ward No. 10 South Boston Dist. South Ward No. 23 West Roxbury Dist. and Roslindale
Ward No. 11 Dorchester Dist. - South Bay to Upham's Corner Ward No. 24 Hyde Park Dist. and Mattapan West
Ward No. 12 Roxbury Dist. East Ward No. 25 Brighton Dist. South
Ward No. 13 Roxbury Dist. Center Ward No. 26 Brighton Dist. North
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Boston Wards in 1924
No ward map found online
You can use the Boston Atlases, 1873-1938 by neighborhood

This redistricting for the first time reduced the number of wards from 26 down to 22. Also, the harbor island were not included in any ward, so it is assumed no one was then living there.

Ward Description Ward Description
Ward No. 1 East Boston
Ward No. 12 Roxbury East
Ward No. 2 Charlestown Ward No. 13 Dorchester North
Ward No. 3 Boston Proper Ward No. 14 Dorchester West
Ward No. 4 Back Bay South and the Fenway Ward No. 15 Dorchester North Central
Ward No. 5 Back Bay Ward No. 16 Dorchester South
Ward No. 6 South Boston North Ward No. 17 Dorchester Center
Ward No. 7 South Boston South Ward No. 18 Hyde Park and Mattapan
Ward No. 8 South End and Roxbury North Ward No. 19 Jamaica Plain and Roslindale East
Ward No. 9 Roxbury Center Ward No. 20 West Roxbury and Roslindale West
Ward No. 10 Roxbury West Ward No. 21 Brighton South
Ward No. 11 Roxbury South and Forest Hills Ward No. 22 Brighton North
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Boston Massachusetts Historical City Streets

Introduction

With Boston's aggressive program of landfill and annexation of neighboring towns, the city landscape of streets was ever-changing. This is the researcher's guide to these streets, the additions, but also the deletions or moving of a name from one area to another.

The first listing of streets for the town of Boston was published as a broadside called The Names of the Streets, Lanes & Alleys within the Town of Boston, in New England (Boston, 1708). The Vade Mecum for America (Boston, 1732) was the first commercial guide designed for travellers. After the Revolution, some names of English or Royal bent were changed. The town ordered a new list made and it was recorded in the Town Records in 1788 that was recorded in book 8 starting on page 81. A second unofficial list was published called Names of the Streets, Lanes and Alleys in the Town of Boston in 1800. Street lists began to appear in the Boston City directories starting in 1803. The next official list came in 1834 when the 1708 and 1788 lists were reprinted and then updated with streets in the annexed South Boston, formerly Dorchester Neck. This was reprinted later the same year. An update to this report was published in 1842. As a byproduct of a project to index plans at the Suffolk Registry of Deeds in 1860, Francis Lincoln found it necessary to prepare a list of streets and their changes. This can be found there in manuscript form.

Because of the annexation of Roxbury, a list of changes in names for street in Boston proper and Roxbury was given in 1868 to eliminate the confusion caused by the duplication of names [see Municipal Records, Vol. 46, pp. 286-408, city Doc. No. 49, 1868]. The great study of street names and their history post-1708 was published in 1879 [see City Doc. No. 119 for 1879, Appendix J]. This included the work in 1860, but the problem was it only focused on Boston proper and many more towns had been annexed by that time. The Street Commissioners reported on 27 December 1880 to the city Council a Report of the Street Commissioners on the Nomenclature of the City's Streets [see City Doc. No. 141 for 1880] of suitable names the duplicate streets could be given. The rest of the publication history is presented in the lists to follow.

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Unofficial lists (early)
  1. Vade Mecum for America; or a companion for traders and travellers (Boston, 1732), pp. 206-214.
    Digital version at Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  2. Boston Streets, Wards and Landmarks (Boston, 1826-1873) - 24 issues.
    No known digital versions.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  3. A List of Boston Streets, etc., etc. (Boston, 1868), 52 pp.
    Digital version at Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  4. Boston Street Directory, a complete pocket guide to the streets, avenues, places, parks, squares, wharves, etc., containing also hotels, etc. (Boston, 1876), p. 24to.
    No digital version found.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  5. Boston Street Directory, a complete pocket guide to the streets, avenues, places, parks, squares, wharves, etc., containing also hotels, etc. (Boston, 1885), unknown pagination.
    No digital version found.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.

Official lists
  1. The Names of the Streets, Lanes & Alleys within the Town of Boston, in New England (Boston, 1708), broadside, Note: This was reproduced in the front of the records of streets published in 1910 (below).
    No digital version found of original, but see the 1910 reprint.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries - one of many versions); Not at FHL.
  2. The 1788 street name list published in the Documents of the City of Boston for the year 1903.
    Digital version at Google Books.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL.
  3. By a committee of the Board of Alderman, a third official list of streets was created in 1834 that utilized the first two lists and additions and deletions to 1834. This work included the streets from the recently annexed South Boston (in 1804). See city Records, Vol. 12, p. 179. This listed was formally submitted and adopted later in the year.
  4. The Committee on Laying Out and Widening Streets submitted a list an update to the previous report in 1842. See Municipal Record, Vol. 20, p. 297.
  5. Francis Lincoln who was preparing an index to plans at the Suffolk Registry of Deeds found it necessary to prepare a list of streets with their various names in 1860. This file was placed at the registry (so noted in 1910).
  6. An order was present to the Board of Aldermen in 1868 providing fo changes in the names of a number of streets in Boston proper and Roxbury that was intended to eliminate the confusion caused by the duplication of names in the newly annexed Roxbury bearing the same names as streets in Boston proper. See Municipal Records, Vol. 46, pp. 286-408, city Doc. No. 49 for 1868.
  7. The Joint Standing Committee on Ordinances in 1879 submitted a report consisting of a statement of the manner in which the streets of the city had been named and their names changed, together with the reasons of the committee for limiting their research into the history of the streets to the period subsequent to 1708, and explanation of the difficulty of the work and the process by which the committee had arrived at the result, being appendix J of their report. See City Doc. No. 119 for 1879. Note: This study was only for Boston proper and thus left the rest of the city unstudied.
  8. Report of the Street Commissioners on the Nomenclature of the City's Streets which was a list of the public streets in different parts of the city with similar names and "the title which the Commissioners have suggested to themselves as suitable for such of those streets as in their opinion should be renamed and appended to them." See city Doc. No. 141 for 1880.
  9. List of Streets, Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc. showing the number and divisions of those extending through more than one ward by the Board of Registrars of Voters.
    Digital versions at 1880 ed. and 1888 ed.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  10. James R. Carret agreed to prepare for the city a record of names of the streets in the city as found in its records, alphabetically arranged, showing the dates of laying out and the date of change in name of any streets which had taken place from 1871 to 1894. See city Doc. No. 35 for 1894.
  11. The above work was continued by J. H. Jenkins, John W. Morrison, and Irwin C. Cromack and appeared as Appendix B in the report of the Street Laying-Out Department for 1894. See city Doc. No. 35 for 1895.
  12. List of Streets, Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc. showing the number and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct together with the location of hotels, apartment-houses, etc. by the Board of Election Commissioners (Boston, 1896), 128 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  13. A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston compiled under the Direction of the Street Commissioners and Printed by Order of the City Council with an Appendix containing a description of the Boundary, Wards and Aldermanic Districts of the City ... by the Street Laying-out Department (Boston, 1902), 466 pp.
    No digital version found.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  14. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of hotels, apartment-houses, etc. by the Board of Election Commissioners (Boston, 1906), 156 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  15. A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston ... with an Appendix containing a description of the Boundary Line of the City and also a Description of the Changes which have been made in it by Annexations, etc., from the date of the Settlement of the Town to 1910 by the Street Laying-out Department (Boston, 1910), xvi, 543 pp.
    Digital versions at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  16. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of hotels, apartment-houses, engine houses, school houses, institutions and hospitals by the Board of Street Commissioners (Boston, year varies).
    Digital versions by year: 1913; 1916; 1919; 1921; 1923; 1925; 1926; 1928; 1930; 1932; 1933; 1935.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) - choose year; Not at FHL.
  17. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of hotels, apartment-houses, engine houses, school houses, institutions, hospitals and Squares named in honor of World War veterans by the Board of Street Commissioners (Boston, year varies)
    Digital versions by year: 1936; 1939; 1941; 1944; 1948; 1951.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) - choose year; Not at FHL.
  18. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of Squares named in honor of World War veterans, hotels, fire stations, schools, institutions and hospitals, public libraries, parks and playgrounds by the Public Works Department (Boston, year varies).
    Digital versions by year: 1955; 1957 (supp. only); 1958; 1959 (supp. only); 1960 (supp. only); 1963.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) - choose year; Not at FHL.
  19. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of Squares named in honor of veterans, hotels, fire stations, police stations, schools, institutions and hospitals, public libraries, little city halls, parks, playgrounds, public buildings, historical sites, parking locations, and places of religious worship by the Public Works Department (Boston, year varies).
    Digital versions by year: 1971; 1976; 1982; 1989.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) - choose year; Not at FHL.
  20. Street Directory including location of all streets with numbers at which other streets intersect by the Boston Transportation Department (Boston, year varies).
    Digital versions by year: 1993; 1999.
    Not in WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
Introduction | Early Lists | Official Lists | Database

Official database
  1. Online database that gives the street's beginning and end, whether public, ward, precinct, district, Public Works Department section, and zip code.
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Boston Massachusetts Cemeteries

The following is a chronological list of cemeteries in present-day Boston proper, Boston Harbor, East Boston, and South Boston. For information on the areas annexed to Boston, see those separate town pages. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.

The city's Parks and Recreation Department runs a public / private cooperative program called the Historic Burying Grounds Initiative. From their website, you can learn more about the eighteen historic burying grounds in their oversight, find maps of them, newsletters of the program, and a mid-1980s database of fourteen of the cemeteries (missing Evergreen, Fairview, Mount Hope, and South End) giving the name, death date, cemetery, and location for each entry.

A general guide to cemetery inscriptions is Henry Ashley May, "Boston Cemetery Inscriptions and records" (Boston, ca. 1895-1908), ms., 12v. in 34, held by Boston Public Library Rare Books [Ms.Am.1812]:

  • v. 1 - Bunker Hill Burying Ground
  • v. 2 - Central Burying Ground (3 pts.)
  • v. 3 - Christ Church crypt
  • v. 4 - Copp's Hill Burying Ground (6 pts.)
  • v. 5 - Dorchester Old North Burying Ground (4 pts.)
  • v. 6 Dorchester South Burying Ground (2 pts.)
  • v. 7 - East Boston Cemetery
  • v. 8 - Granary Burying Ground (6 pts.)
  • v. 9 - Hawes Cemetery
  • v. 10 - King's Chapel Burying Ground
  • v. 11 - Phipps Street Burying Ground (5 pts.)
  • v. 12 - St. Paul's Church crypt.
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Boston Proper
Introduction King's Chapel (1630) Copp's Hill (1660)
Granary (1660) Quaker (1709) Jewish (bef. 1734)
Boston Common (1756) South End (1810) St. Paul's tombs (1823)
Park St. tombs (1824) Old Trinity tombs (n.d.)
Boston Harbor Islands
Nix's Mate (1724) Castle Island (1762) Thompson's Island (1842)
Deer Island (1847) Governor's Island (19th c.) Rainsford Island (1871)
Long Island Hosp. (1893) Resthaven (1918)
East Boston
Bennington St. (1819) Temple Ohabei (1844)
South Boston
South Boston tombs (1810) Hawes (1816) St. Augustine's (1819)
St. Matthew's tombs (1819) Union (1841)
Boston proper cemeteries


1. King's Chapel Burying Ground, Tremont St., 1630. (B, C)

Note: There are interior tombs in the chapel dating back to 1749.
Wikipedia entry.

2. Copp's Hill or North Burying Ground, between Hull St. and Charter St., 1660. (B)

City of Boston cemetery website.
Wikipedia entry.
  • "Burials in Boston's North (Copp's Hill) burial ground, 1707-1709" (Mss C 1041), 10 items, R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.
  • Josiah Snelling, "Record book for North Burial Ground," 1810-1813, (Mss C 5900), [70] p., R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.
  • Thomas Bridgman, Memorials of the dead in Boston; containing an exact transcript from inscriptions, epitaphs and records on the monuments and tombstones in Copp's Hill Burying Ground, in the city of Boston (Boston, 1852), xxiii, 252 pp.
    Digital versions at Internet Archives and Hathi Trust.